The FBI started spying on renowned German-born scientist Albert Einstein when he moved to America in 1933, shortly before Adolf Hitler rose to power. Agents listened to the physicist’s phone calls and searched his mail and trash, suspecting he was a Soviet spy. The surveillance, totalling 1,800 pages, ended with Einstein’s death on April 18, 1955, with no supporting evidence.
A spokesman for the Russian embassy in Kabul, Nikita Ishchenko, was quoted as saying: “The collapse of the regime…is most eloquently characterised by how Ghani escaped from Afghanistan: four cars were filled with money, they tried to shove another part of the money into a helicopter, but not everything fit.
Asked by the Associated Press about how he knew the details of Ghani’s departure, Mr Ishchenko said “well, we are working here,” without offering any more details.
The Biden administration has been considering using third countries to process the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa applicants, and on Thursday the Pentagon announced it would send around 1,000 troops to Qatar in the coming days to facilitate the processing. Secretary of State Antony Blinken also spoke with his Qatari counterpart on Thursday and the State Department said he thanked Qatar for supporting „U.S. efforts to provide safety and security to Afghan nationals.“
In a sign that the government had collapsed, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country, Abdullah Abdullah, the head of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, confirmed in a video shared online.
By Natali Cohen Vaxberg
טקסט, בימוי, משחק: נטלי כהן וקסברג
צילום ועריכה: יואב טל
דגל: אלעד זמרני
שירה ונגינה „השוטר אזולאי“ :יסמין וגנר
תרגום: עמית גילוץ
Emerging from a Mexican air force jet in Mexico City, Morales was met on the tarmac by Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard, who embraced the man who has led Bolivia for almost 14 years.
Hours later in a meeting of Bolivian legislators, nobody from the Morales’ ruling party was present to object when Jeanine Añez promoted herself to the head of the Senate, a position that she said put her in line to be the country’s president, since both Morales and his vice president had resigned.
Un avión de la Fuerza Aérea mexicana llegó este lunes a Lima, Perú, desde donde se dirigirá a Bolivia a buscar al expresidente Evo Morales, informó en un comunicado el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores peruano… Esta decisión es consistente con nuestras obligaciones derivadas de la Convención de Caracas de 1954 sobre Asilo Diplomático”.
Bolivia’s former President Evo Morales has boarded a plane to Mexico, where he has been granted asylum, Mexico’s top diplomat said on Monday night