US President – Master of Drones

Whoever becomes the next president of the United States this will be the most powerful person in the world. Under the US law, the President has the right to take unilateral decisions on starting a large scale war or conducting local military operations.

“The President in every possible instance shall consult with Congress before introducing United States Armed Forces into hostilities” – that is an extract from the War powers resolution passed on November 7, 1973.

Since 1974, the have been more than 50 cases when US Presidents asked for the Congress’ sanction for conducting military operations. The geography of these military operations included the former Yugoslavia, Iraq, Lebanon, Somalia and other countries.

However the President does not disturb the Congress on such “nothings” as for example a clutter of mujahedeens somewhere in Pakistan. Without any sanction President orders the army to kill them by means of unmanned flying vehicles or drones. The drones are multi purpose vehicles, Bruce Fein, the former juridical advisor of Reagan’s administration said in an interview with the “Voice of Russia”. Continue reading

France opens negotiations with Syria to recover its 18 agents

On 13 February 2012, Thierry Meyssan revealed on the first Russian television channel that Syria had captured a dozen French soldiers. Voltaire Network is now in a position to confirm that as of 26 February the number of French prisoners is 18 (eighteen).

If Paris admits that they were on a mission, they will be entitled to prisoner-of-war status and protected by the relative Geneva Convention; but if Paris denies having sent them, they will be considered as foreign civilians and judged in Syria for their crimes, which are punishable by the death penalty.

France has opened three negotiation channels via the Russian Federation, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman.
The ambassador of France, Eric Chevallier, returned urgently to Damascus on 23 February.
Kofi Annan has been appointed as the joint United Nations-Arab League envoy on the Syrian crisis. Continue reading