Posts Tagged ‘Der Spiegel’

Ukrainian soldiers walk near armoured personnel carriers at a checkpoint in near the town of Slaviansk, in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian army apparently gets support of U.S. mercenaries

A newspaper report suggests now that the thing perhaps but there might be something: According to “Bild am Sonntag” [Germany’s largest daily paper], the Ukrainian security forces are supported by Academi 400 elite soldiers. They should have led operations against pro-Russian rebel around the city ostukrainische Slowjansk. 

 

Just seeing if you’re awake.

Edward Snowden speaks further with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB9L1PD7Cpo&feature=youtu.be

Interviewed in Der Spiegel:

Interviewer: Are German authorities or German politicians involved in the NSA surveillance system?

Snowden: Yes, of course. We’re 1 in bed together with the Germans the same as with most other Western countries. For example, we 2 tip them off when someone we want is flying through their airports (that we for example, have learned from the cell phone of a suspected hacker’s girlfriend in a totally unrelated third country — and they hand them over to us. They 3 don’t ask to justify how we know something, and vice versa, to insulate their political leaders from the backlash of knowing how grievously they’re violating global privacy.

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Speaks for itself…

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Der Spiegel is trying to distance itself from this “conspiracy theory” but they’re running it…

“…friendship that Tamerlan’s father had with Aziz Batukayev, a crime boss known as the “Al Capone of Kyrgyzstan” who has been accused of being behind murders, gang wars, drug trafficking and prostitution. He also numbers among the main figures in criminal organizations operating in an area of the former Soviet Union that stretches across several borders.

Batukayev and Anzor Tsarnaev were close childhood friends. Both ethnic Chechens, they were born in the same year, attended the same school (No. 8), shared a boxing coach and often played soccer together on dusty streets. They also grew up in the same neighbourhood, with less than 200 meters (650 feet) separating their parents’ homes. “They herded goats and cows together,” says the brother of the mafia kingpin

…On April 9, six days before the attacks in Boston, Batukayev was surprisingly released from prison after serving several years because he was supposedly terminally ill with leukaemia. He then disappeared into Chechnya in a rented SUV. The blood sample used to prove Batukayev’s illness reportedly came from another patient.”

Der Spiegel,Accounts Tie Boston Bombers’ Family to Mafia