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Putin Reveals What Future Technology Will Be 'More Terrible Than a Nuclear Bomb'

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    October 21, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Russia show at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students

    Putin Reveals What Future Technology Will Be 'More Terrible Than a Nuclear Bomb'

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    Speaking to participants of the World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed the future technology he believes can prove to be more terrible than nuclear weapons.
    According to the president, genetic programming of human beings according to specific characteristics may prove a mortal danger for humanity. In his view, while genetic engineering provides immense opportunities, including in the field of pharmacology, it also carries with it tremendous risks.
    "One can almost imagine that people will be able to create human beings with specific characteristics. This can be a brilliant mathematician, or a brilliant musician, but it can also be a soldier – a human being capable of fighting without fear, without compassion, without regret, or even pain," Putin said.
    October 21, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the panel discussion 'Youth 2030: The Image of the Future' at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students
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    October 21, 2017. Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the panel discussion 'Youth 2030: The Image of the Future' at the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students
    "You see, humanity can enter, and most likely, in the near future, into a very difficult period of its development and existence, a period demanding great responsibility. And what I have just described may be worse than a nuclear bomb," the president stressed.
    Putin emphasized that new technologies should be used effectively and implemented broadly. But humanity must never forget its morality and ethics, because their absence can lead to the destruction of mankind.
    "Whenever we do something, and whatever it is that we do, we should never forget about the ethical and moral foundations of our work. Everything we do must benefit a cause – to strengthen the human being, not to destroy him," the president said.
    The 19th World Festival of Youth and Students kicked off in Sochi last week, and runs until Sunday, gathering young people from all around the world. Over 25,000 people from over 180 countries are in attendance. The festival, held regularly since 1947, brings together youth in support of democracy and against imperialism and war.

    Friday, October 20, 2017

    Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club - Part I + II




    Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary session of the 14th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club titled The World of the Future: Moving Through Conflict to Cooperation.
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     Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
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    Meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.
    The general topic of the Valdai Club this year is Creative Destruction: Will a New World Order Emerge from the Current Conflicts?

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    Thursday, October 19, 2017

    LIVE: Putin holds speech at Valdai Club meeting






    The US Bipartisan rearmament against Russia
    by Manlio Dinucci



    Manlio Dinucci
    (Geographer and geopolitical scientist)

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    18 October 2017   19:29

    Comment by the Information and Press Department on events in central Kiev

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    Moscow is closely following the protests that have not abated near the Verkhovna Rada building in the centre of Kiev.

    These events are evidence of the fatigue in Ukrainian society that has accumulated as a result of the government’s numerous unfulfilled promises to overcome the severe social and economic crisis, deal with corruption, and fundamentally improve people’s living standards.

    Calls for the president to resign are being heard in the central squares of Kiev again, like four years ago. One cannot help but experience déjà vu.


    We hope that the administration in Kiev will not try to use the current political turbulence for the next escalation of the situation in Donbass. This would have very serious consequences for the internal Ukrainian settlement process. 

    Wednesday, October 18, 2017

    On October 19, the President will speak at the meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club


    On October 19, Vladimir Putin will take part in the final plenary session of the 14th annual meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club titled The World of the Future: Moving Through Conflict to Cooperation.

    The general topic of the Valdai Club this year is Creative Destruction: Will a New World Order Emerge from the Current Conflicts?
    During the four days of the forum the participants are discussing political and social conflicts of the modern world and opportunities of society’s adaptation to the new factors and conditions.
    Through analysis of the current conflicts experts and political scientists predict the shape of the future world.
    This year the Valdai meeting brought together over 130 participants from 33 countries.
    Alongside the President of Russia the speakers at the final session will include former President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute Asle Toje, and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma.

    Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Manlio Dinucci -- The Art of War : The US Bipartisan rearmament against Russia

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., flanked by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Jan. 10, 2017, to announce legislation lawmakers are introducing t

    The Art of War
    The US Bipartisan rearmament against Russia 

    Manlio Dinucci


     
    Every day the Democrats attack the Republican Trump for his war-mongering statements. Yet they have got together with the Republicans in the Senate and voted to increase the Pentagon’s budget to 700 billion dollars in 2018. This is 60 billion more than what Trump had actually requested. If you add the 186 billion per year for veterans and other heads, the US’s total military expenditure jumps to around 1,000 billion. This is a quarter of the federal budget.

    The unanimous vote of the Senate Armed Services Committee (“the Committee”) formed of 14 Republican Senators and 13 Democrats is decisive. The Committee emphasises that “the United States must strengthen its deterrence against Russian aggression. Russia continues to occupy Crimea, destabilize Ukraine, threaten our NATO allies, violate the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and bolster the Assad regime in Syria.”

    Furthermore, the Committee accuses Russia of leading “an unparalleled attack on our core interests and values”, in particular through “an active, purposeful campaign to undermine the integrity of American democracy.”

    A true and proper declaration of war, by which the bipartisan alliance motivates empowering the entire war machine. These are some of the heads of expenditure in fiscal year 2018 (which started on 1 October 2017):

    ·         10.6 billion dollars to purchase 94 F-35 bomber fighters; 24 more F-35s than the Trump Administration requested;
    ·         17 billion for an “anti-missile shield” and military activities in space; 1.5 billion more than the figure requested by the Administration;
    ·         25 billion to build another 13 war ships - 5 billion more than what the Administration requested.

    The Budget for 2018 is 700 billion. 640 billion is principally to buy new arms and to maintain military personnel (now 141 billion per annum following an increase in their pay). The remaining 60 billion then goes towards military operations in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Furthermore, 1.8 billion is allocated to training and fitting out armed formations under US command in Syria and Iraq, and 4.9 billion for the “Afghanistan Security Forces Fund”. For the Initiative for European Reassurance, that the Obama Administration launched in 2014 following “resurging Russian aggression in Ukraine”, 4.6 billion is allocated in 2018: this serves to grow the presence of US armoured forces and the “strategic advanced positioning” of US arms in Europe. 

    Furthermore, 500 million dollars has been earmarked to provide “lethal assistance” (i.e. arms) to Ukraine. The increase in the Pentagon’s budget tracks that of other members of the US-led NATO. One of these NATO members is Italy whose military expenditure will have to increase from 70 million euro per day (the current expenditure) to 100 million euro per day. At the same time, the Pentagon’s budget presents what is being prepared for Italy. 

    Among the heads of minor expenses, but not for this reason less important, is 27 million dollars for the Aviano base; more evidence that it continues its empowering in light of the installation of the new B61-12 nuclear bombs, and 65 million for a research and development programme for “a new missile with land base of intermediate range to begin to reduce the capacity threshold triggered by Russian violation of the INF treaty”. In other words, the United States’ agenda includes lining up in Europe nuclear missiles like the Pershing 2 and the Cruise missiles of the eighties. At that time, the latter also stationed in Comiso, Italy. 

    So this is what the US Senate is announcing, speaking through the unanimous bipartisan vote of its Armed Services Committee.  

    Il manifesto, 16-17 October 2017

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    Manlio Dinucci -- L’art de la guerre: Le réarmement USA anti-russe est bipartisan

    Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., flanked by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., left, and Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Jan. 10, 2017, to announce legislation lawmakers are introducing t

    L’Art de la Guerre


    Le réarmement USA anti-russe est bipartisan

    Manlio Dinucci




    Les Démocrates, qui chaque jour attaquent le républicain Trump pour ses déclarations belliqueuses, ont voté au Sénat avec les Républicains pour augmenter en 2018 le budget du Pentagone à 700 milliards de dollars, 60 milliards de plus que ce qu’avait demandé Trump. En ajoutant les 186 milliards annuels pour les militaires retraités et autres postes, la dépense militaire totale des Etats-Unis se monte à environ 1000 milliards, c’est-à-dire un quart du budget fédéral. Le vote à l’unanimité du Comité des services armés, formé de 14 sénateurs républicains et 13 démocrates, a été décisif.


    Le Comité souligne que “les États-Unis doivent renforcer la dissuasion face à l’agression russe : la Russie continue à occuper la Crimée, à déstabiliser l’Ukraine, à menacer nos alliés Otan, à violer le Traité INF de1987 sur les forces nucléaires à distance intermédiaire, et à soutenir le régime d’Assad en Syrie”. 

    Il accuse en outre la Russie de mener “une attaque sans précédent contre nos intérêts et valeurs fondamentales”, en particulier à travers “une campagne visant à miner la démocratie américaine”. Véritable déclaration de guerre, avec laquelle la coalition bipartisane justifie la montée en puissance de toute la machine de guerre étasunienne. 

    Voici quelques uns des postes de dépense dans l’année fiscale 2018 (commencée le 1er octobre 2017) : 10,6 milliards de dollars pour acheter 94 chasseurs F-35, 24 de plus que requis par l’administration Trump ; 17 milliards pour le “bouclier anti-missiles” et les activités militaires spatiales, 1,5 de plus que le chiffre requis par l’administration ; 25 milliards pour construire 13 navires de guerre, 5 de plus que requis par l’administration.
    Des 700 milliards du budget 2018, 640 servent principalement à l’achat de nouveaux armements et à l’entretien du personnel militaire, dont les soldes sont augmentées portant le coût annuel à 141 milliards ; 60 milliards servent aux opérations guerrières en Syrie, Irak, Afghanistan et ailleurs. En outre 1,8 milliards sont destinés à l’entraînement et l’équipement de formations armées sous commandement USA en Syrie et Irak, et 4,9 milliards au “Fonds pour les forces de sécurité afghanes”.

    Pour l’ “Initiative de réassurance européenne”, lancée en 2014 par l’administration Obama après “l’agression revancharde russe contre l’Ukraine”, sont destinés, en 2018, 4,6 milliards : ils servent à augmenter la présence de forces blindées étasuniennes et le “prépositionnement stratégique” d’armements étasuniens en Europe. Pour fournir une “assistance létale” ( c’est-à-dire des armements) à l’Ukraine ce sont 500 millions de dollars qui sont alloués.

    L’augmentation du budget du Pentagone entraîne celles des autres membres de l’Otan sous commandement USA, Italie comprise dont la dépense militaire, des actuels 70 millions d’euros par jour, devra monter jusqu’a 100 environ. 

    En même temps le budget du Pentagone présente ce qui se prépare pour l’Italie. Parmi les postes de dépense mineures, mais pour autant non moins importantes, se trouvent 27 millions de dollars pour la base d’Aviano, preuve que continue sa potentialisation en vue de l’installation des nouvelles bombes nucléaires B61-12, et 65 millions pour le programme de recherche et développement d’ “un nouveau missile avec base à terre à portée intermédiaire pour commencer à réduire l’écart de capacité provoqué par la violation russe du Traité Inf”.

    En d’autres termes, les États-Unis ont un programme de déploiement en Europe de missiles nucléaires analogues aux Pershing II et aux Cruise des années 80, ces derniers installés aussi à l’époque en Italie à Comiso. C’est ce que nous annonce du Sénat des États-Unis, avec son vote bipartisan unanime, le Comité sur les services armés. 

    Edition de mardi 17 octobre 2017 de il manifesto

    Traduction: Marie-Ange Patrizio

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