6 June 2011 — Stop NATO
- NATO’s Air War Against Libya: 9,917 Air Missions, 3,752 Combat Flights
- Libya: Bishop Decries NATO Bombing Of Church, Warns Of Partition
- U.S. Drone Missile Strikes Kill 20 In Pakistan
- Pakistan: Two NATO Tankers Destroyed
- NATO Launches Multinational Exercises In Southern Ukraine
- China: U.S. Waging Global Internet War
- Anti-Russian Trans-Caspian Pipeline “Priority For The U.S.”: Energy Envoy
- Eternity 2011: Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish Exercises To “Protect Pipelines”
NATO’s Air War Against Libya: 9,917 Air Missions, 3,752 Combat Flights
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
June 6, 2011
NATO and Libya
Allied Joint Force Command NAPLES, SHAPE, NATO HQ
Over the past 24 hours, NATO has conducted the following activities associated with Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR:
Since the beginning of the NATO operation (31 March 2011, 08.00GMT) a total of 9917 sorties, including 3752 strike sorties, have been conducted.
Sorties conducted 05 JUNE: 139
Strike sorties conducted 05 JUNE: 58
Libya: Bishop Decries NATO Bombing Of Church, Warns Of Partition
June 6, 2011
Bishop decries bombing of church, warns against partition of Libya
The apostolic vicar of Tripoli is warning that the partition of Libya would “create a breeding ground for terrorist acts.”
Following extensive damage to a Coptic Orthodox church during a NATO bombing raid, Bishop Giovanni Martinelli said that “we are united to deplore the incident, but especially to pray, so violence calms down. We all ask ourselves a question: why is this happening? We were astonished by the failure of international diplomacy and, perhaps, by its prejudice that makes dialogue impossible with the leadership of Tripoli.”
“NATO has renewed the military operation in Libya for another three months without regard to any possibility of dialogue, as called for by the UN and the Holy Father,” he added.
U.S. Drone Missile Strikes Kill 20 In Pakistan
Russian Information Agency Novosti
June 6, 2011
U.S. drone strikes kill 20 Pakistani ‘militants’
The unmanned U.S. aircraft struck ground targets in Pakistan’s volatile South Waziristan tribal region along the Afghan border in at least three attacks that lasted 10 hours
New Delhi: Some 20 alleged militants were killed on Monday in U.S. drone-fired missile strikes in southwest Pakistan, the DawnNews TV channel said citing local officials.
The unmanned U.S. aircraft struck ground targets in Pakistan’s volatile South Waziristan tribal region along the Afghan border in at least three attacks that lasted 10 hours.
U.S. drone strikes against insurgents in the border region of Pakistan have long been a source of friction between the two countries.
U.S. officials have never publicly confirmed the use of drones inside Pakistan, but have privately acknowledged the strikes to various news outlets…
Pakistan: Two NATO Tankers Destroyed
June 6, 2011
Two Nato tankers gutted
By Bari Baloch
QUETTA: Two tankers carrying supplies for the Nato forces stationed in Afghanistan were torched in two separate incidents in the Bolan and Khuzdar districts of Balochistan on Sunday.
According to reports reaching here, a Nato tanker carrying fuel was passing from the Dhadar Qambari Bridge in the Bolan district when unidentified people opened indiscriminate fire on it.
As a result, the vehicle caught fire and thousands of liters of fuel were destroyed.
In a similar incident, unidentified people attacked a Nato tanker at the Wadh area of Khuzdar, 360km from Quetta.
NATO Launches Multinational Exercises In Southern Ukraine
National Radio Company of Ukraine
June 6, 2011
Sea Breeze 2011 international naval exercises start in Odessa
The Sea Breeze-2011 bilateral naval exercises of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the United States Navy with invited representatives of other countries have started in Odessa.
The exercises, consisting of four phases, include, inter alia, combat firing, amphibious landings, embargo operations, survey of the civil vessels, arrest of offender ships. Representatives of 17 countries are partaking in Sea Breeze 2011: Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Denmark, Georgia, Kenya, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, USA, Ukraine, France and Sweden.
Xinhua News Agency
June 6, 2011
Ukraine, NATO Launch Sea Breeze 2011 Military Exercises
Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Monday launched the Sea Breeze 2011 military exercises in South Ukraine’s Odessa and Nikolaev regions.
Naval, land and air exercises under the title “Planning and carrying out the international peacekeeping operations” will be held till June 18. International anti-piracy operations at sea and on shore will be a major part of the exercises.
The drills will involve around 2,400 navy personnel from 15 countries, including Ukraine, the United States, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Britain, Algeria, Denmark, Georgia, Canada, Macedonia, Moldova, Germany, the Netherlands, Turkey and France.
Ukraine’s Air Forces, Military Service Law Enforcement of the Armed Forces, State Border Service, representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Emergencies will take part in these exercises.
A total of 15 ships, boats and auxiliary vessels of the Ukrainian Navy, five boats from the State Border Service of Ukraine, two U.S. ships, four Turkish ships and one ship from Georgia will take part in the exercises.
The military exercises have been conducted in Ukraine annually since 1997 except 2006 and 2007 when they were canceled due to anti-NATO protests in Ukraine.
China: U.S. Waging Global Internet War
June 3, 2011
China: US waging global Internet war
The Chinese military has accused the US of waging a global Internet war against multiple nations in an effort to bring down governments, citing the Arab Spring revolutions as an example.
The accusations made by scholars at the Chinese military academy follow accusations by Google that Chinese offices attempted to hack Google accounts related to US government offices, officials, journalists, activists and politicians.
China is now asserting however that the US is using computer tactics via the Internet to promote regime change in the Arab world and claimed to have evidence that cyber attacks originated within the United States.
“Of late, an Internet tornado has swept across the world … massively impacting and shocking the globe. Behind all this lies the shadow of America,” said an article by Ye Zheng and Zhao Baoxian, scholars from the Academy of Military Sciences. “Faced with this warm-up for an Internet war, every nation and military can’t be passive but is making preparations to fight the Internet war.”
The article by the scholars argued that the nuclear threat of the industrial age has been replaced by the notion of an Internet war and that like nuclear threats, an Internet war could be massively destructive to the national security of a nation.
The article said China should “express to the world its principled stance of maintaining an ‘Internet border’ and protecting its ‘Internet sovereignty,’ unite all advanced forces to dive into the raging torrent of the age of peaceful use of the Internet, and return to the Internet world a healthy, orderly environment.”
The ‘Great Firewall of China’ already massively regulates and filters Internet content by internal viewers and employs a great deal of security code to prevent outside users from interfering with web content behind the wall.
Anti-Russian Trans-Caspian Pipeline “Priority For The U.S.”: Energy Envoy
Azeri Press Agency
June 6, 2011
Richard Morningstar: “Signing of agreement on Nabucco in Turkey will be a useful step in terms of diversification of energy routes”
Baku: “The signing of the agreement on Nabucco in Turkey will be a useful step in terms of diversification of energy routes”, Special Envoy of the U.S. Secretary of State for Eurasian Energy Richard Morningstar responded to APA’s question.
He expressed confidence that the agreement to be signed on June 8 between the transit countries would create a good choice for Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and other supplier countries. Speaking on the continuing debate on energy cooperation between Azerbaijan and the U.S., Morningstar said that next week during his visit to Ashgabat he will discuss Trans-Caspian project with the leaders of Turkmenistan.
With regard to the signing of an agreement for the sale of natural gas between Turkey and Azerbaijan, Morningstar said the clarity in this matter would be made after completion of the election campaign in Turkey: “In any case, I do not see any obstacles to the signing of this document”.
He added that the Southern Corridor project is a priority for the U.S. and Washington strongly supports it.
Eternity 2011: Azerbaijani-Georgian-Turkish Exercises To “Protect Pipelines”
Azeri Press Agency
Azerbaijan to host exercise planning conference for protection of main pipelines
Baku: The planning conference of “Eternity-2011″ computer supported exercise will start tomorrow in Baku, Azerbaijani Defense Ministry told APA.
Servicemen from Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia, as well as the representatives of several civil institutions, will attend the two-day event.
Eternity computer supported exercises are organized for the purpose of security of main export pipelines. The representatives of companies carrying out the management of pipelines will attend the annual exercises.