Odiado por casi todos en Rusia, Gorbachev sigue siendo un “visionario” para los medios occidentales.
Despised by most Russia patriots as a traitor to the nation, Gorbachev maintains his love affair with the corporate controlled media and the elite.
Libyan authorities have decided to dissolve all armed militias that are not controlled by the new central government. This comes after pro-government activists stormed the HQ of a radical Salafist group in Benghazi.
The government urged the army to impose its authority by putting its own officers at the head of armed brigades that sprang up during the last year’s uprising against Muammar Gaddafi rule, AFP reports.
By Gareth Porter and Shah Noori
WASHINGTON/KABUL – Sharply increased attacks on US and other international forces personnel by Afghan security forces, reflecting both infiltration of and Taliban influence on those forces, appear to have outflanked the US-North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) command’s strategy for maintaining control of the insurgency.
The Taliban-instigated “insider attacks”, which have already killed 51 NATO troops in 2012 – already 45% more than in all of 2011 – have created such distrust of the Afghan National Army (ANA) and national police that the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command has suspended joint operations by NATO forces with Afghan security units smaller than the 800-strong battalion of Kandak and vowed to limit them in the future.