Daily Archives: 2. November 2022


02.11.2022 - 10:44 [ Legal Tribune Online ]

Beistands-Beschluss der Nato von 2001: Bünd­nis­fall ohne Ende

(07.09.2021)

Heute, zwanzig Jahre später, ist der Nato-Bündnisfall immer noch in Kraft. Zumindest wurde er nicht aufgehoben. „Die Ausrufung des Bündnisfalls ist ein Ausdruck der Solidarität“, erklärte das Verteidigungsministerium auf Anfrage. „Eine formale Beendigung erfolgt entsprechend nicht.“

02.11.2022 - 10:32 [ Pentagon - defense.gov ]

Pentagon Press Secretary Air Force Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder Holds an On-Camera Press Briefing

Q: So up until this point, there haven’t been any U.S. troops inside of Ukraine, and now we do have U.S. troops inside Ukraine —

(CROSSTALK)

GEN. RYDER: — I would — yeah, that’s — that’s not — we’ve had U.S. forces serving at the embassy as part of the — the Defense Attaché Office, which is where these guys are assigned. So we’ve been very clear there are no combat forces in Ukraine, no U.S. forces conducting combat operations in Ukraine. These are personnel that are assigned to — to conduct security cooperation and assistance as part of the Defense Attaché Office.

Q: Right, but this would be different because they’d be working outside the U.S. embassy. I’m just wondering if people should read this as an escalation in U.S. involvement in the war?

GEN. RYDER: No, no, no, this is just responsible management of the capabilities that we’re providing to the Ukrainians. And as I mentioned, the Ukrainians are working very closely with us to provide insight and tracking of those capabilities in places where it’s not safe for U.S. personnel to go. Thank you.

Q: — if I can just follow up on that, can you clarify are these — are there U.S. troops, like U.S. Marines, security forces protecting the embassy personnel who is doing the inspections?

GEN. RYDER: We have U.S. Marines at the embassy doing normal U.S. Marine-type guard duties. But my understanding is that, to your point, these are not combat squads that are going out.

02.11.2022 - 10:32 [ wsws.org ]

Pentagon confirms deployment of active-duty military personnel in Ukraine

The fact that the massive funneling of arms into Ukraine by the US and NATO powers now requires the deployment of military personnel in Ukraine explodes the fiction that the US is not directly involved in the conflict, and is also revealing about the forces with which the US is allied.

To date, the United States has sent more than $50 billion in military and economic assistance to Ukraine. Having financed and supplied the war, the US wants to make sure it has direct control over where the weapons have ended up and how they are being used. This is part of the conflict within the American political establishment in advance of the midterm elections.

02.11.2022 - 10:31 [ theHill.com ]

Why Biden is sending US weapons experts into Ukraine

The Pentagon has not said how many weapons experts are in Ukraine or where they will operate.

Pentagon press secretary Brig. Gen. Pat Ryder said Tuesday the “embassy personnel” would be “far away from any type of frontline actions.”

02.11.2022 - 10:01 [ James J. Marlow / Twitter ]

We are beginning to see a picture of results although there is still some distance to go. But at this stage, Meretz and Balad are OUT and Labor colleagues have turned against their leader, Merav Michaeli. #IsraelElections2022 #Israelex5

02.11.2022 - 09:55 [ Haaretz ]

Kahanism Won. Israel Is Now Closing in on a Right-wing, Religious, Authoritarian Revolution

In recent years, Israel has become terrifyingly more extreme. Everything we were warned about is happening right before our eyes.

02.11.2022 - 09:50 [ Ynetnews.com ]

Mass brawl erupts at packed Tel Aviv mall on Election Day

Police said they are looking into the security camera footage to better understand who was involved in the brawl and who instigated it.
One of the witnesses claimed that „there was violence between a group of teens, who jumped on a kid and seemingly stabbed him in the leg, and then everyone exited the mall and outside there was a dance circle.“

02.11.2022 - 09:45 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wahl in Israel: Netanyahu kann Vorsprung ausbauen

In der Zeitung „Jediot Ahronot“ schrieb die Kolumnistin Sima Kadmon vor der Wahl: „Falls Netanyahu triumphiert, werden dies die letzten Tage des Staates Israel sein, wie wir ihn seit 75 Jahren kennen.“ Seine Kritiker sehen im Ex-Regierungschef eine Gefahr für die Demokratie. Würde er wieder Ministerpräsident werden, könnte das seine Chancen erheblich verbessern, eine Verurteilung oder eine Haftstrafe in den Korruptionsprozessen gegen ihn abzuwenden.

02.11.2022 - 00:55 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Wahl in Israel: Netanyahus Bündnis laut Prognosen vorn

Israel hat gewählt – zum fünften Mal binnen dreieinhalb Jahren. Erste Prognosen sehen das Bündnis von Oppositionsführer und Ex-Premierminister Netanyahu knapp vorn. Er will eine nationalkonservative Koalition schmieden.

02.11.2022 - 00:49 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Election Exit Polls: Netanyahu Secures Razor-thin Majority, Shock Triumph for Far Right

According to Kan 11 public television, the exit polls show:

– Likud: 30 seats
– Yesh Atid: 22 seats
– Religious Zionism: 15 seats
– National Unity Party: 13 seats
– Shas: 10 seats
– United Torah Judaism: 7 seats
– Labor: 5 seats
– Yisrael Beitenu: 5 seats
– The United Arab List: 5 seats
– Meretz: 4 seats
– Hadash-Ta’al: 4 seats
– Habayit Hayehudi: Under electoral threshold
– Balad: Under electoral threshold