Uzbek President Islam Karimov believes that the Afghan people can settle the situation in their country all by themselves following the principle "each field commander settles problems on his territory." Karimov thinks that none from the North will come to the South to maintain order, and the Northern Alliance will not march into Kandahar to settle Pashtun problems. According to the Uzbek President, "anyone who has enough authority should maintain peace and order on his own territory until the provisional government starts working." Karimov hopes that the Loya Jirga (Supreme Council) of the Afghan people will start working within 6 months and then, probably, "a new solution to the issue of maintaining peace and order in Afghanistan will be possible."
The Russian Defence Ministry acknowledged that the Americans treat Russian military men in Syria with respect. The Americans always warn Russia accordingly, but not Israel
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