US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is to visit the capital of Tajikistan later in the day, a source inside the Tajik President's administration told RIA NOVOSTI. Among other things, Rumsfeld will negotiate with President Emomali Rakhmonov of Tajikistan, examining regional security issues and the situation in Afghanistan, too. According to a source inside the Afghan embassy, Rumsfeld will also meet defense minister Mohammad Fahim of the Islamic State of Afghanistan, who is now staying in Dushanbe.
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