Vitaly Churkin Iron man of Russian politics – This is something for Syrians to decide

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Churkin called for turning an attentive ear to the aspirations of the Syrian people, who mostly support President Assad.

President Bashar al Assad’s role after the start of the transition period

“This is something for Syrians to decide”, Vitaly Churkin said in the full version of the interview posted on the Russian UN Embassy website.

The Ambassador’s statements on the Syrian opposition

He said is trying to hamper humanitarian activities in the country.

Vitaly Churkin said, specifically, that a high-level working party is currently holding consultations in Geneva to deal with the humanitarian situation in Syria.

Maria Zakharova, Deputy Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia gave official comment to The Voice of Russia:

“The principal comments made by Russian permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, on Syria in his interview on CNN were cut from the screened version of this interview.

Actually it is hard to understand why one of the major news channels is not interested in presenting Russia’s position on Syria crisis, especially regarding the upcoming conference Geneva-2.

Unfortunately, it is not the first time when Russian diplomats and officials interviews have been censored in western media.”


The reasons that the CNN television network “edited” an interview with Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, is beyond understanding, Maria Zakharova said in statement on Facebook:

“The fact that CNN cut a fundamental assessment on Syria out of the interview with V. Churkin is beyond unprofessionalism, and generally beyond understanding. This Western media’s practice of throwing away passages or assessments from an interview that are “unnecessary” for their audience became not the exception, but the norm, especially in relation to Russian representatives. But, unfortunately, this is not the pinnacle of cynicism. A couple of phrases were cut out, so what? You can always say that the broadcast time did not allow everything to be shown.”

Maria Zakharova pointed out that Russia’s essential views were not allowed on air at the crucial moment of negotiations ahead of the Geneva-2 peace conference:

“Such situations, when a high-ranking Russian representative of a state or business structure is invited to the editorial office of this or that periodical, where ON THE RECORD he talks to journalists for about an hour and answers ALL questions seem inexplicable. As you may have guessed, the next day, to the delight of the press service, nothing is published either in the printed or electronic version of the periodical. The same zero result is repeated one day later, two days later, a week later. To your question “Why?” you receive an astounding answer: “Because he has not said anything interesting”. How about that? Here sits an iron man of Russian politics in a Manhattan office and answers questions for an hour non stop and then it turns out that he’s a boring, uninteresting person.”

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    American cameraman faces extradition
    Fri Aug 27, 2010

    An American cameraman who says September 11 was a lie is facing extradition from Argentina to the United States on alleged murder charges.

    Kurt Sonnenfeld, a man who was provided provisory refugee status seven years ago, is now wanted by the US government on murder charges

    He is the only cameraman that filmed crucial images of Ground Zero in New York after the Twin Towers collapsed.

    Sonnenfeld, who lives in Buenos Aires with his Argentine family, says the footage proves that 9/11 was a lie. He still has the 22-hour footage that US authorities want.

    “I have promised to give my footage to the big investigators that are credible and widely known – investigators who will be able to detect anomalies that I or other people without scientific education might miss. With that in mind, I hope that there are many things they can discover that disprove the current official story of what happened,” Sonnenfeld told a Press TV correspondent.

    He says he fears for his life if he is sent back to the United States to face trial.

    The Denver police have claimed they have evidence that show he killed his first wife in the US.

    Social activists who are campaigning for Sonnenfeld to be given refugee status in Argentina say the Denver police are lying.

    The Sonnenfelds say they have been under police surveillance and that their phone has been tapped.

    Sonnenfeld claims that his footage proves top US government officials were aware of the 2001 terrorist attacks before they occurred says he is a victim of a US plot to silence his 9/11 conspiracy theory.

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    Interview with Kurt Sonnenfeld: refugee in Argentina for filming too

    A year and a half of the first interview to U.S. cameraman Kurt Sonnenfeld by Voltaire Network, the former U.S. government official witnessed and filmed the wreckage of the twin towers destroyed in the attacks of September 11, 2001. His testimony contradicts the official version of Washington. Sonnenfeld gives us his thoughts about his dramatic experience and updates us on his persistent state of vulnerability to his government. Interview of our colleague Thomas D’Amico from Argentina.

    Kurt Sonnenfeld is the only American living refuge in Argentina. Was imprisoned in his country in 2003 under suspicion for the death of his wife, but it acquitted Justice. A few months later came to the seaside town of San Bernardo to rest and ended in Buenos Aires, where he met Paula, his current wife and mother of his twin four-year, Scarlett and Natasha. Since his departure from the United States, the U.S. Embassy submitted four requests for extradition have been rejected by the Argentine government. In 2004, INTERPOL imprisoned eight months in the prison of Devoto, but here his innocence was determined.

    However, behind the criminal case against a relevant story that is hidden. Sonnenfeld spent eight years for his government and was the only cameraman who filmed the disaster-Ground Zero in New York, after the attacks of September 11, 2001. As an eyewitness, he concluded that the official explanation is not consistent with what he actually saw. Because of the importance of the material, the man never delivered the videos to authorities and, since then, lives chased by the intelligence services of their country.

    Close to a decade of attacks fulfilled, that morning Sonnenfeld slept with his wife Nancy at his home in Denver. Five minutes after the impact of the first plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center, I was awakened by a phone call from his boss.

    He asked me prendiera TV. I put CNN, and saw that a small plane had embedded into one of the towers. It was a serious accident but not exceeded the capacity of the state to respond. But I remember my boss ordered me to go to New York and said, “We’re under attack.”

    And so it came to Ground Zero …
    FEMA was in New York because there was a mock terrorist attack prepared for the 12th. I arrived two days later, the entire perimeter was closed and the area was full of signs prohibiting the use and possession of cameras or film. From the moment the income is banned media and my job was to document and provide images to the media. There was a kind of paranoia with the photographs could be taken at Ground Zero, the excuse was that it was a crime scene, but I witnessed how the evidence destroyed and removed. They were never to protect her. Not needed, because a few minutes after the impact were already accusing Osama Bin Laden.

    As witnessed, what things did you think that the government took responsibility for the attacks of September 11?
    First you have to understand that I was in a state of shock. Never before had the country been attacked that way. Even so, there were inexplicable. Initially, my boss called before the second impact was something suspicious, because at that point the TV said it was an accident and FEMA acted only when local authorities were exceeded. Furthermore, the World Trade Center consisted of seven buildings. What happened in the No. 6 is still an enigma. A week after arriving at Ground Zero we join with members of the special underground floors where there was a security camera and a dome forces in there. We were the first to discover the place because there were no signs of other groups. The vault was opened by a keyboard, but the door was already open. Everything was dark, we entered with flashlights to look for survivors, but the room was empty. Only dust and found a damaged wall. And it was impossible that nothing was there, because from the first impact had cut the traffic was banned and vehicle access. The vault had a size of 15 × 15 meters and would have needed to empty at least one large truck. And after the attack would have failed to enter the damage to the underground. I mean, could only have been emptied earlier.

    What explanation did the government?
    Soon the Customs Office reported that all the evidence was in the dome was lost. But some months later disrupted a Colombian drug gang and said it was evidence miraculously rescued thanks to the vault. Impossible because we were the first to enter. Over the years I learned that the weekend prior to 11-S, all the power of the World Trade Center was suspended, including cameras and security systems. And it became known that the company in charge of security was Securitech, and was its director Marvin Bush, the president’s younger brother, and his cousin Wirt Walker III.

    What other things caught your attention?

    According to the official version, the four black boxes evaporated by the impact and fire. It is impossible to have been completely destroyed. I have pictures of the fuselage, wheels, seats, tires, turbines and many other parts. The black boxes were built to withstand heat, pressure underwater and high impact strength G. To me they had warned me that if the extraction of boxes I had to record the time. One night I was called to Ground Zero and only heard “No, No, No”, and cut me. I called the number and a person answered that I had been wrong, which I found strange. For me it is not credible that have not been found, as in the Pentagon.

    In addition to the fall of both towers, Building No. 7, which was outside the perimeter of the World Trade Center, collapsed seven hours later. What do you know about it?
    The way the building fell is the dream of controlled demolitions. He collapsed in a perfect block. I have pictures of food stalls that were on the street and were left intact. All floors collapsed simultaneously in just 6.5 seconds. Never before in history had fallen iron or steel building because of fire, and three fell that day. The N ° 7 building can only be explained by controlled demolition.

    What is your theory of what happened on 11-S?
    My experience at Ground Zero and considering what happened to the building No. 7, the U.S. government not only knew of the attack and did nothing, but I am able to say that helped it happen. Already there are several members of the Official Committee on the 11-S to say the report is full of lies. It is impossible to believe the official version, and is discarded.

    What is generating so insistently U.S. for their films?
    Firstly because they have no idea what I recorded. Then I fear that is free of the embarrassing situation that can generate them and the danger he represents to his military policy. Years ago that the U.S. is using the fight against terrorism as an excuse to expand, and if the general public starts to realize that this war has been manufactured and stop supporting the government, business and jeopardized their future plans.

    On the morning of January 1, 2002, Sonnenfeld has he heard a shot while working at his home studio in Denver. He ran to his room and found the body of his first wife, Nancy, on the floor with a bloody head and a revolver at his side. Relates that called 911 and within minutes the local police arrived and a group of paramedics. Upon entering his home, three officers beat and arrested him on suspicion of murder. Remained about seven months in prison, but the Colorado Court ruled in his favor and determined woman suicide. When he returned home, he found that his personal computer and many reels of film he had been confiscated without permission of the judge.

    You claim that he was tortured at the U.S. prison …
    If. After arrest me, took me to the cell, and while they hanged me and I kicked testicles, they put a chemical in the nose. That day began with burning and pain spread to the throat. Then I upgraded to the confinement cell, 2 × 2 meters and no light. It was in January, amid the mountains and in the middle of winter. He was naked with an apron and a mattress hospital vinyl. There was a hole in the ground that was the toilet, but the button was out of the cell, and the guards pressed for fun at night to flood the floor instead. I spent ten days in that cell. And thanks to the liquid burns the nose caused me an infection, a vigilante called the nurse and took me out of there. The man explained that the infection was close to the brain and could cause me death.

    How he managed to save him the tapes of the World Trade Center?
    My basement was full of tapes, I kept the 29 tapes of GZ in a makeup box, inside the huge closet that was in my office. I was in a room full of cameras and video basket. My neighbors warned me that many people entered my house without permission of the Judge while I was in jail. My theory is searched quickly and took what they found: computer, hundreds of tapes of previous work and others.

    How was ended in Argentina?
    A few months after leaving prison, my parents and friends recommended I go to rest a while. One told me that his relatives had an apartment in the Argentina coast. So I decided to go to San Bernardo for a month. I left the United States as a free man, my passport, my credit card, with a suitcase and a return ticket, I never escape as a fugitive. Here I met Paula and I had to start a new life.

    After a first meeting recognition in a bar hidden in a labyrinthine gallery of the Federal Capital, the couple accepted the interview at home. She confesses that the location of the meeting meets their local knowledge in an ambush. Far from what one might assume, the family lives in a humble house in the neighborhood of shacks. An armored yellow gate is planted in the corner and watch the movements of the block. Income no greater difficulties than the uncomfortable sound of multiple locks and two dogs that come inside immediately.

    The way to the dining room is decorated with family photographs in various passages of the city. Crayon marks on the walls, two pink balloons on the floor and a turquoise bandana leaning on an armchair reveal the inevitable presence of girls. The couple said that a few weeks ago decided to reinforce the doors and windows because on 11 September, while being interviewed by two journalists on the terrace, a car with two people on board stopped and took pictures of the facade, the gatehouse and income . They add that a few days made ​​the complaint and wrote a letter to the press in which he warned his fear of lightning kidnapping.

    How his arrest gave here?
    In 2004 I offered to show some of my footage to an Argentine television station and raised me to make a special program for the third anniversary of 11-S. Just days before it aired, about ten INTERPOL agents came to my house with a warrant, and a two-page document from the U.S. Embassy clarifying that all my possessions, documents and pictures would be kidnapped and sent to America immediately. The story we got was that two prisoners had declared against me. The truth is that in exchange for what they did, Justice reduced their sentences.

    Have you ever thought of giving your struggle?
    That was the lowest point in my life, had been falsely accused and imprisoned again twice in different countries. I had been tortured in America, my home had been confiscated and destroyed my reputation. In addition, being in the U.S. embassy Devoto released a rumor that both Paula and I were DEA agents-Law Enforcement Administration Drug -. And I was in a ward where 90% of people had been arrested for a drug-related crime.
    It was an attempt to kill me in jail. Moreover, at that time Paula was five months pregnant and we lost. I did not go over there, I wanted to give up everything. But Paula, a gladiator, fought and met with Nobel Peace Prize winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel and human rights organizations to make my situation public. At seven months, the judge rejected the extradition Daniel Rafecas claiming that there were shadows in the case and therefore in the United States would not receive a fair trial. Justice also because Argentina does not accept the mere application of the death penalty, which is the condemnation that awaits me in my country if I am convicted.

    Why do you consider living persecuted?
    Good. This began in the United States. When I was free and I returned home, I noticed that someone had breached the security system and that the door had been forced. The same thing happened when I moved a few months, to a house in the middle of the mountain, two hours away, where the entrance had also been violated.
    Now living in Argentina, I found that the phone line was tapped. We received threatening phone calls and text messages with Support: “leave things as they are and maybe have a life.” We constantly follow when we go out and rob us while garbage ago.

    So far, the man has the temporary shelter issued by the National Commission for Refugees-CONARE. Sonnenfeld explains that in its current condition is impossible to handle the identity. Thus says the difficulty of getting a job, being treated at a hospital before a health problem or uncertainty regarding the arrest of a police control. In response, on August 25 held a meeting in Signature Plaza de Mayo for the Argentine state will yield the final political asylum.

    What happened to him when he learned that the Justice Argentina granted political asylum to Chilean Sergio Apablaza War?
    My first reaction was: If you were given asylum to him, why do not I give it to me! Is positive, because the basis of rejection of extradition was that Chile would not receive a fair trial because he has a wife and Argentine children. I fulfill both conditions. We ordered the same treatment they gave Apablaza War. It can not be that because American things more difficult.

    Many people ask that your pictures from Ground Zero to be released to the public. What will you do with the material?
    Years ago I am placing my images to the serious press and independent researchers so they can work with them. If there were documentaries already had put up all the internet. There is great pressure from people asking me to release everything because I trust will give added protection, I agree and that was always my intention. Just think what it would be the most effective way, and I think so far the best is a documentary made ​​by specialists to explain each image. Moreover, we must also consider the technical, economic and time constraints faced continually with my family. While we fight the destructive machinery of the United States, try to lead a life with the common problems of all people.

    What was the coverage of the media about his case?
    In the United States continue blaming and accusing me of drug addict and alcoholic. I worked 40 weeks a year in a different city every week, I was in laboratories, secure bunkers and secret places of the U.S. government. I had a job of great responsibility and had great confidence in me and that he was a drug addict. It is a strategy to dehumanize and discredit. The method used is the same as me used to attack Iraq: presenting fraudulent documents and dehumanize the enemy.

    How do you analyze your situation in the future?
    Really I have no idea. Every day is like living with a terminal illness, do not know if you will live 30 years or if the next day you are going to attack and going to die. Trust in government and in the courts, which until this point have defended me. They recognized that suffer persecution and that the charges against me are unfair. Distrust in the management and movement that makes the United States and will continue and I do wonder how aggressive will be in the future.

    How do you analyze this from the Obama administration about you?
    I had high hopes that there is a change, a cultural transformation. But in reality, the policy remains the same, Guantanamo is still operating, the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq continue, and at this time there is another secret performing in Pakistan. The secret prisons in Europe still work and are slowly militarizing America. Obama does not want to prosecute officials who tortured in Iraq and does not want to reopen the investigation of 11-S. U.S. policy is a train driver change but continues on the same tracks.

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    “This is a government afraid of its people.”

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    Trailer of “K.S. Files”; The story of US Chemical Weapons Depots

    September 10, 2013

    Tagged: Documentary, K.S. Files, Movie

    On the 9/11 anniversary, “K.S. Files” is unveiled in Iran which is a documentary by Iranian well known filmmaker, Nader Talebzadeh.

    The film narrates the story of Kurt Sonnenfeld who is a videographer for FEMA prior to 2002 and was one of four FEMA photographers who were given exclusive access to Ground Zero following the September 11 Attacks in New York in 2001.

    “I still have footage of bunkers full of sarin VX and GB warheads, “tonne” containers full of neurotoxins and mustard gas, all of which were banned by the Chemical Weapons Ban Treaty,” he said in his interviews in 2001.

    Nasim provides a trailer of this documentary that will be available on the market soon.

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    “What happened to all the rubble that should have been inside that crater?” Dust.

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