On Saturday the chief of the Pentagon, Donald Rumsfeld, will arrive in Tashkent on a fleeting visit. As is known from knowledgeable diplomatic sources, the American defense secretary plans to meet with his Uzbek analogue Kadyr Gulyamov and President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov. On Sunday morning Rumsfeld will give a press conference for local and foreign reporters. The Uzbek Defense Ministry is not yet confirming information on Rumsfeld's arrival.
After the incident with the shootdown of the Ilyushin Il-20 reconnaissance aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, Russia will supply an S-300 anti-aircraft missile system to Syria
Indeed, how dare they run US-independent policy? They should have followed the example of the European Union that turned independent states of the Old World into US-ditto entities