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2017年07月13日

Japan should end US occupation in Okinawa: Author

PRESSTV2017/7/13
Japan should end US occupation in Okinawa: Author

After the Second World War, Japan remains “an occupied country” as the US maintains its heavy military presence on the island, says an author.

“The people [of Okinawa] have been devastated by it [US military base], the pollution, the noise, raping of women committed by US servicemen and none of these have been resolved and it has been going like this since 1945,” Stephen Lendman, author and journalist, told Press TV on Thursday.

“They [people of Japan] should call for a total elimination of America’s occupation and all US military bases should close down,” he added.

PRESSTV2017/7/13
Japanese protesters rally against relocation of US air base to Okinawa
Japanese protesters have held a rally in front of the American Camp Schwab marine corps camp on the island of Okinawa in protest at a planned relocation of yet another US military facility to the area.

Demonstrators lined the road leading to the marine base in Henoko area near Nago City on Thursday, chanting slogans against the plans and holding placards decrying the US military presence.

“Marines out!” and “Stop illegal work,” the placards read.

According to the relocation plan, an air base will be built in the waters off the coast from Camp Schwab over the next five years as part of the relocation of the Futenma Air Station to the Henoko area.

Local residents and Okinawa Governor Takeshi Onaga have continued to express their opposition since the plan was announced.

On Tuesday, Okinawa Prefectural Assembly committee passed a resolution, demanding legal action against the base’s relocation. The entire assembly is expected to vote on the issue on Friday, laying the groundwork for legal action against the Japanese government for pushing through the project

RT2017/7/13
‘Marines out!’ Japanese police forcibly remove anti-US base sit-in in Okinawa (VIDEO)
Police have forcibly removed protesters staging a sit-in outside the US Marine Corps’ Camp Schwab in Okinawa in a campaign to protest the relocation of the Futenma base.

The US Marine Corps Futenma Air Station is going to be moved from the densely populated Ginowan to a less populated location in eastern Okinawa – the Henoko coastal area of Nago.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:46| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russia Asks Kurdish Forces to Withdraw from Northern Aleppo to Block Turkey's Attacks

FAERSNEWS2017/7/13
TEHRAN (FNA)- Media sources reported that Russia has demanded the Kurdish forces to retreat from several regions in Northern Aleppo to prevent Turkey's aggression.

Rudaw news channel reported that a Russian delegation has held a meeting with commanders of the Peoples Protection Units (YPG) in Afrin city in Northern Aleppo and called on them to withdraw from five towns in the region to remove the threat of Turkey's aggression against Afrin and adjacent rural areas.

The report added that the Russian delegation has demanded the Kurdish forces to withdraw from the towns of Manag, Tal Rifat, Deir Jamal, Sheikh Issa and Harbal and all the villages in al-Shahba region and open the Western Aleppo-Idlib road through al-Ahlam mountain near the town of Basouteh.

Meantime, the Russian delegation has explained to the Kurds that Turkey will set up three military bases in al-Ahlam and Sheikh Barakat mountains overlooking Afrin from the South and Babasqa mountain which overlooks Idlib.

They also asked the Kurds to expel all members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) from Afrin and give control of the city to the local council and its security to the local police and popular forces.

A well-informed local source in Northern Aleppo reported early July that thousands of militants affiliated to the Turkish Army are to kick off an imminent large-scale operation codenamed Seif al-Forat (the Euphrates Sword) in Afrin region.

The Turkish-language Sabah daily reported, meantime, that the Ankara-backed militants are expected to start their operation from West of the town of Azaz and from the town of Ein Daqneh and Ming military airport in Northern Aleppo to move towards the towns of Tal Rifat and Afrin in Aleppo province and the town of Tal Abyadh in Northern Raqqa.

Meanwhile, The Turkish Army sent fresh reinforcements and more military equipment to a region that borders the Syrian town of Afrin Northwest of Aleppo province that is under the control of the Kurdish fighters.

The Turkish-language Anadolu news agency quoted security sources as saying that fresh forces and the convoy of military equipment have arrived in Kilis region in the Southern part of the country to provide back up for the Turkish soldiers that deployed at the border with Syria.

Salih Muslim, the co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), threatened that the Kurds will deliver control of the strategic town of Afrin to the Syrian government if Turkey continues aggression against it.

"If the US and Russia don’t help us stop Turkey's aggression against Afrin, the town in Northeastern Aleppo will be delivered to the Syrian army as we did in Manbij," Muslim said.

Noting that the Kurdish forces will block Turkey's path to Afrin, he added, "Afrin is a part of the Syrian territories and we will not allow Turkey to occupy even an inch of the Syrian soil."

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared at the end of G20 summit in Hamburg that Ankara will respond decisively to any threats on its borders, warning against any push by the Kurds to secure their own independent region.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:43| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

米共和党議員ボブ・コーカー:サウジのテロ支援に比べてカタールのそれは格段に少ない

TEHRAN (FNA)- An influential US Republican senator criticized the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman, over a blockade on Qatar by the kingdom and three other Arab states.

The comments by Bob Corker, chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, came as tensions in the region continue over the crisis, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson expected to make an unscheduled stop in Doha on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported.

"The amount of support for terrorism by Saudi Arabia dwarfs what Qatar is doing," Corker said


Corker said he was "really disappointed to see what Saudi Arabia did after having a great summit and bringing everybody together", referring to May's Riyadh conference that saw leaders of the (P)GCC and other Arab states meet with US President Donald Trump.

"I think this is quite possibly a rookie mistake by a crown prince who I think could be the future for Saudi Arabia," Corker added.

The Tennessee senator made the comments while addressing the former US ambassador to Israel during a legislative committee hearing.

Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro, reporting from Washington, DC, said the Saudi crown prince is "widely seen as among the blockade's chief architects and a chief organiser of the alliance behind it".

She said that Corker has been among the blockade's strongest US critics, adding that the senator has threatened to block weapons sales to members of the (P)GCC until there was a clear path for settling the dispute.

Andreas Krieg, an assistant professor at King's College London, told Al Jazeera that Corker's comments are a lot to take in for the Saudi-led group.

"Saudi Arabia actually thought they had the Trump administration, especially the Republicans, on their side," Krieg said. "That's why they escalated so quickly and now they realise they actually don't and the Trump administration has actually rolled back from earlier comments, and that is quite something to swallow for the UAE and Saudi Arabia."

Corker's comments came as Tillerson wrapped up the third leg of his four-day trip to the (Persian) Gulf aimed at helping solve the (P)GCC crisis.

Having shuttled between Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia in an effort to help solve the (P)GCC crisis, Tillerson is set to make an unexpected return to Doha on Thursday before returning to the US.

On Wednesday, Tillerson met the Saudi king, crown prince and his counterparts from the Saudi-led quartet.

The Jeddah visit followed meetings in Doha with the Qatari emir and foreign minister on Tuesday.

Tillerson told reporters that the Qatari government had "reasonable" views during the crisis.

"I think Qatar has been quite clear in its positions, and I think those have been very reasonable," he said.

Tillerson and the Qatari foreign minister also announced that the US and Qatar made an agreement on combating "terrorism" and its financing during the visit.

Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani said the memorandum of understanding was not related to the current dispute.

But Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) called the agreement "insufficient" and the result of "repeated calls" from the Saudi-led group over the past few years.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

人権団体がモースルでの米軍の戦略を厳しく批判 朝鮮半島で米軍が空爆したらどれだけ市民に犠牲が出るだろうか

FARSNEWS2017/7/13
US Killed Many Civilians in Mosul – They Need to Be Protected in Raqqa
TEHRAN (FNA)- A new report from human rights group Amnesty International is harshly critical of the tactics used by the United States to bomb the once ISIL-held city of Mosul, saying they flagrantly violated International Law and might amount to war crimes.

Amnesty research director Lynn Maalouf has been quick to note that ISIL had unlawfully used human shields, but that this does not lessen the legal obligation of US forces to protect civilians. That position is true from a legal perspective, but appears to stand in contrast to the Pentagon’s statements, which have couched all of the biggest incidents of civilian deaths in their airstrikes as ISIL’s fault. Indeed, the US “Law of War Manual” has struggled with this issue in recent revisions.

Amnesty officials criticized the use of imprecise explosive weapons in the attacks on densely populated parts of Mosul that were known to be full of civilians unable to escape, saying it was inappropriate, and amounted to repeated violations of International Law with respect to targeting civilians. Amnesty also took issue with the drastic under reporting of civilian deaths in Mosul, saying 5,805 were likely killed in just a four month span. While the Pentagon hasn’t offered its own figures for that entire period yet, their figures for the four months are likely to be no more than a couple of hundred.

Since Pentagon officials are naturally dismissive of the reports, it makes sense for the international civil society to step in and ensure that the United States won’t be killing a high number of civilians in its ongoing airstrikes on Raqqa as well.

After all, the US-led coalition has already admitted killing at least 484 civilians in air strikes in Syria and Iraq amid concern over potential war crimes in the battle to drive ISIL out of Raqqa. US Central Command (CentCom) insists it “takes extraordinary efforts to strike military targets in a manner that minimizes the risk of civilian casualties” but claims, “In some incidents casualties are unavoidable.”

The number of men, women and children killed in the US-led campaign has rocketed since the start of the Raqqa offensive, seeing densely populated residential districts pummeled by air strikes and artillery. Britain is also among the countries claiming it has killed no civilians, despite carrying out hundreds of air strikes in Syria and Iraq as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the name given to the military intervention against ISIL.

The United Nations has warned that civilians are “increasingly paying the price” as bombing escalates and terrorists seek bloody retribution. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein has condemned ISIL for using civilians as human shields but cautioned: “It is far from clear that the fundamental principles of international law are being properly adhered to by all the various air forces engaged in the fight against ISIL. The same civilians who are suffering indiscriminate shelling and summary executions by ISIL are also falling victim to the escalating air strikes.”

It is time for all states operating air forces in the Syrian war, mainly the US and UK, to distinguish between legitimate military targets and civilians as required under International Law. Lest they forget, just because ISIL holds an area does not mean less care can be taken. Civilians should always be protected, whether they are in areas controlled by ISIL or by any other terrorist group.

Into the argument, when it comes to the ongoing battle in the densely-populated city of Raqqa, the US and its allies should choose protection over annihilation. There are good reasons for this. The first is legal. International Law requires parties to a conflict to take all feasible precautions to protect civilians, and the use of intense air strikes in populated areas may be deemed illegal.
Second, the US and its allies have a strategic interest in making every effort to spare civilians. If the costs of defeating ISIL are high civilian deaths and destruction, civilians may be unwilling to recognize the legitimacy of the post-ISIL order. And the seeds of cyclical violence, retribution and the rebirth of ISIL, or something even worse, will be sown. The bottom line is that ISIL wants civilian deaths. The US and its partners should know better and not give that to them if their real obejctive is war on ISIL.

Lastly, there is no longer any public accountability. On May 26, the Pentagon regime confirmed that it will no longer acknowledge when its aircraft are responsible for civilian casualty incidents in Syria; rather they will be hidden under the umbrella of the “coalition.” The United States military has been responsible for 95 percent of airstrikes in Syria and 68 percent in Iraq. Centcom should own up to its own war crimes rather than dispersing responsibility.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:37| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

無痛分娩などで麻酔を使って事故が起きているようです

2017/7/13に寄せられた投稿を掲載する。引用開始。

ずくなし様
いつも貴重な話と分析結果、ありがとうございます。
最近、関西で無痛分娩の事故があいついで報じられているのをご存知でしょうか?

京都木津川市、大阪府和泉市、兵庫県神戸市の産婦人科で報道されているだけで5件です。時期は京都木津川2012年1件、2013年1件、兵庫県神戸市2015年8月1件9月1件、大阪府和泉市2016年1件です。これまであまりなかった事件が場所も近く、時期も福島事故のあと、さらに川内原発の再稼働後に相次いでいます。

麻酔後に心肺停止という形が多いようです。関西ではがれきの焼却ニュースもありましたし、心臓への影響が考えられないでしょうか?

また、関東でも婦人科関連のニュースですが2015年8月には千葉で35歳婦人科腫瘍術後の方が原因不明の心肺停止、2016年7月東京で中絶後の女性が6日後に突然死などの報道があります。この時期の空間線量などの過去データを見ることはできるのでしょうか?

・・・引用終わり・・・

過去の空間線量率については、「放射線モニタリング情報」の右側に「放射線量測定データダウンロード」という囲みがあり、それを開けてモニタリングポストと時期を指定することによりデータを入手することができます。

無痛分娩は、麻酔を使うんですよね。となると、外部被曝を示す空間線量率ではなく、呼吸や飲食物による内部被曝が影響している可能性のほうが強いと思います。

コメントを拝見して驚いています。大変重要な情報です。ありがとうございます。元のコメントは消去しましたのでご了承ください。

読者にお尋ねしますが、分娩に限らず手術などで麻酔を施された方が急死したなどの例は聞いておられますか?

ご存知でしたら教えてください。この関係のコメントはそのままでは公開しません。

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1  産経ニュース‏認証済みアカウント @Sankei_news 7月9日
麻酔を使う #無痛分娩 に日本産婦人科医会が初の提言へ 相次ぐ死亡・重度障害事例 http://www.sankei.com/life/news/1707
無痛分娩をめぐっては、大阪、兵庫、京都の4カ所の医療機関で、妊産婦の死亡など少なくとも5件の重大事例が起きていることが明らかになっている。
米国で約1千例の産科麻酔の経験を持つ大阪大の大瀧千代講師(麻酔集中治療医学)は「海外でかなり普及して安全も確立しているが、日本では体制の整わないまま導入されている。産科医が分娩全てを行う診療所では、明らかなオーバーワーク状態であり、特に緊急時には産科医と麻酔科医、小児科医と最低でも3人の医師が必要で、産科医一人では危機的状態に陥る」と指摘する。

2  よもちゅ‏ @yomochu 6月29日
関西に集中。産医や麻酔医は少ないし大変。これも改革必要案件では/無痛分娩の女性死亡 子どもは重い障害 神戸の医院 (朝日新聞デジタル - 06月29日 14:04) http://news.mixi.jp/view_news.pl?id=4643952&media_id=168&from=twitter&share_from=view_news

3 [青い蒼い]さんごのうみ‏ @coralocean 6月29日
神戸新聞 2017.6.29|無痛分娩ミス女性死亡 麻酔で呼吸困難、子も障害
「硬膜外麻酔」を施した直後、外来診察のため女性のそばを離れた。
https://www.kobe-np.co.jp/news/iryou/201706/0010324094.shtml
骨髄移植時には、麻酔医が常に呼吸管理をすると言われたのに有り得ん!
量も多かったのでは?

4 デイリースポーツ 2017.6.24
ミスター・ポーゴさん急死 鎖鎌、火炎放射など武器に活躍した“極悪大王”
 鎖鎌や火炎放射などを駆使して“極悪大王”の異名を取った悪役プロレスラーのミスター・ポーゴ(本名・関川哲夫)さんが23日、埼玉県内の病院で死去した。66歳だった。
 関係者によると、22日に脊柱管狭窄(きょうさく)症の手術を受けた際の麻酔で血圧が低下し、不整脈から脳梗塞を発症。別の病院へ救急搬送され、延命措置が取られたが、23日の正午過ぎに帰らぬ人となった。

5  森和美‏ @morimorikazun 2016年7月20日
数日前に首のヘルニア手術を受けた父が、無事退院との連絡。数年前、父方の叔父(父の弟)がヘルニア手術を受け、全身麻酔で眠っている最中に急死しています。原因は不明でした。麻酔による事故ではなかった様ですし、確率の話にもなりますが、自身も全身麻酔での手術。父は不安だったろうと思います。

6  ベルぽこ㌠‏ @velpoko10 2015年1月2日
@biedermeier_ynp
(知らずに糖尿病だったりして下手に怪我・病気で麻酔すると、最悪急死する、とかいう話を聞いたことがありましてね…とりまなっていーことないっすよー_( っ`ω、)っ)

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読者からは特にレスポンスがありませんが、上記のところからすれば、元プロレスラーの方は、「脊柱管狭窄症の手術を受けた際の麻酔で血圧が低下し、不整脈から脳梗塞を発症」とありますから、被曝影響の疑いが濃厚です。

神戸の子供に障害が出た例では、医師の過失がありそうです。関西に事例が多いのは、無痛分娩が相対的に多いからかもしれません。

関東の事例もあることを見ると、被曝がベースとなって麻酔が引き金を引く感じがします。ありうることですね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:22| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

ベランダの日よけにウンベラータ

冬越しのために室内に取り込む際、葉などに付着した放射性物質の危険があるのではないかとの指摘をいただきました。そのとおりです。ビニール袋を被せただけでは越冬できないのではないかと考えます。その点にはご注意ください。

今年の夏は特に暑いそうです。南に向いたベランダは午後になると焼けて放射熱でくらくらします。

そこでウンベラータの鉢植えが威力を発揮します。

高級なグリーン・インテリアのように思われていますが、もともとは10mにも伸びる成長の早い木です。

ひと夏、伸びるだけ伸ばして、枝を取って挿し木をします。翌年の夏は、ベランダを分厚い葉で覆ってくれます。

インテリアとして売られているウンベラータは、茎が不自然に曲がっていますが、あれは人為的に曲げたもの。自然に伸ばせば枝や葉が横に広がります。

ベランダに置いて自由に枝や葉を出させると赤黒い若葉で決してきれいではありません。ですが、別に臭いにおいがするわけでもなし。有毒だとも言われますが、昨年秋、我が家では蝶か蛾が種を生みつけて成虫に孵りました。

ベランダにすだれのようなものを掛けるお宅もありますが、ウンベラータなら風が吹いても大丈夫。大きな鉢に植えておけば、倒れることもありません。

高さはベランダの手すり程度にとどめます。

挿し木はとても簡単。ネットで色々な方が丁寧に教えてくれています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:32| Comment(2) | 健康づくり