N. Korea needs up to 5yrs to be capable of hitting US cities – retired-Russian general

N. Korea needs up to 5yrs to be capable of hitting US cities – retired-Russian general
It will take North Korea four to five years to be capable of striking cities on the US mainland and less than three years to reach nuclear bases in the Asia-Pacific, according to retired senior Russian General Viktor Yesin.

“At the turn of 2018-2020 the DPRK [North Korea] will be able to solve the task of striking American bases in the Asia-Pacific region,” retired Colonel-General Viktor Yesin said, as cited by Interfax. He was speaking at 10th Anniversary Conference of the International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe in Paris on Tuesday.

“Pyongyang will need some four to five years to solve the task of striking American cities, which is unacceptable for the US,” the former chief of the Strategic Missile Forces General Staff estimated, according to the agency.

The general noted that Pyongyang will have all types of rockets that range “from short-range to intercontinental missiles” in the near future.

North Korea may currently have from 20 to 30 nuclear bombs of implosive type, according to Yesin. He added that the country can produce up to seven nuclear weapons a year, but the production opportunities “may increase up to 10.”

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Fukushima victims win $1000 compensation each in Japanese court

Fukushima victims win $1000 compensation each in Japanese court
A district court in Fukushima prefecture has ordered the Japanese government and the operator of the troubled nuclear plant to pay compensation to thousands of residents and evacuees affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.

The court said the authorities had failed to properly control Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which operated the power plant. The operator was found guilty of failing to adopt the necessary safety measures despite knowing of a risk of a massive tsunami in the region as early as 2002.

According to the court ruling, TEPCO and the government are liable for damages totaling about 500 million yen ($4.44 million).

The class-action suit was filed by about 3,800 people, the largest group among about 30 similar lawsuits involving 12,000 people pending across the country.

The verdict is the second one acknowledging government liability for the Fukushima meltdown caused by the quake-triggered tsunami that hit the country in March 2011.

In March, Maebashi district court ordered the government and the operator to pay 38.55 million yen ($340,000) in damages to 62 plaintiffs who were evacuated to Gunma Prefecture.

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant suffered a blackout and subsequent failure of its cooling systems in March 2011, when it was hit by an earthquake and a killer tsunami. The spewing radiation forced 160,000 people to flee their homes. Three of the plant's six reactors were hit by meltdowns, making the Fukushima nuclear disaster the worst since the Chernobyl catastrophe in 1986.

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米国の悪い冗談がテロリストを支援しているのどこかという議論に発展しそうだ 2

米国の悪い冗談がテロリストを支援しているのどこかという議論に発展しそうだ 1

佐々木伸 (星槎大学客員教授)


Iran: ‘All options are on table’ if US blacklists Revolutionary Guards

Tehran has once again warned Washington against designating the elite wing of the Iranian Army, the Revolutionary Guards, as a terrorist group, saying that “all options are on the table,” according to a top aide to Iran’s supreme leader.

“Whatever they do we will take reciprocal measures. All options are on the table,” Ali Akbar Velayati, senior adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday, Reuters reports citing Isna news agency.

The aide went on to accuse Washington of supporting Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS\ISIL) terrorists.

Iran’s statements mirror those of the US, with President Donald Trump having recently accused the Islamic Republic of supporting terrorism.

“The Iranian regime supports terrorism and exports violence, bloodshed and chaos across the Middle East. That is why we must put an end to Iran’s continued aggression and nuclear ambitions,” Trump told senior US military officials on October 5.

Commander Stresses IRGC-FM Consensus on Confronting Trump's Policies
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari underlined sound coordination between the IRGC and the foreign ministry concerning the US President Donald Trump's Iran diplomacy.

"There is an excellent understanding and coordination between the IRGC and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in stating our stances against the enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Major General Jafari said.

He reiterated that the IRGC and the Iranian foreign ministry share similar views on Iran’s defensive, political and social programs, and said, "Zarif’s comments on Iran’s position include defensive and security aspects as well, however our discourses and manner of speech are different."

In a relevant development on Monday, the Iranian foreign ministry warned that the country will show a "tough, decisive and crushing" response to any effort by the US to designate the IRGC as a terrorist group.

"I hope that the establishment in the US would not make this strategic and important mistake in line with its past," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters in a press conference in Tehran.

"But if it embarks on such a mistake, Iran will give a tough, decisive and crushing response and the US should accept its consequences," he added.

Qassemi expressed the hope that the wise people in the US administration would take the necessary steps to stand up to this measure.

In relevant remarks on Sunday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blasted the US for its hostile policies against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and warned of Tehran's tough response if Washington labels the IRGC as a terrorist group.

"It will certainly be a very harsh reaction," Zarif said in response to a question asked by reporters in Tehran on how Iran would react if the US president designates the IRGC as a terrorist group in his new strategy.

He declined to elaborate on the details of Iran's response, and said, "God willing, you will come to see (Iran's reaction)."

His remarks came few hours after General Jafari said imposition of new sanctions by Washington against Iran means a US withdrawal from the nuclear deal, and warned that the US should leave the region and stay 2,000km away from Iran if the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) comes into effect.

"The Islamic Republic (of Iran) sees implementation of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA) as the US unilateral withdrawal from the nuclear deal and as we have declared in the past too, if the US new sanctions act comes into action, the country (the US) should transfer its regional bases to 2,000km away, that is as far as the range of Iranian missiles," General Jafari said on Sunday.

Away from CAATSA that puts Iran under presidential executive order 13224 and considers the IRGC as an entity supporting terrorist groups, Gen. Jafari noted reports coming from Washington that the US president's new strategy intends to designate the IRGC itself as a terrorist organization, and issued a tough warning to Donald Trump, saying, "If reports prove to be true that the stupid US administration intends to designate the IRGC as a terrorist organization, then the IRGC will also specify the US army as a group (and target) like ISIL in all parts of the world, specially the Middle-East."

He further noted the US objective behind its growing hostilities towards Iran, saying the US is wrong to think that threatening Iran and imposing new sanctions on the country can force Tehran to sit to the negotiating table on the regional issues.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran intends to solve the regional issues somewhere else other than the negotiating table; (the US should know that) there is (absolutely) nothing and no one to negotiate about or with," the IRGC chief commander stressed.

He said any new US sanctions would ruin the chances for any kind of interaction "forever". "These sanctions accomplish the experience of the nuclear deal for us. An experience that showed that the US makes use of talks as a means of pressure and hostility rather than interaction or problem solving."

"The Americans should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran will use the opportunity provided by the Trump administration's stupid behavior towards the nuclear deal to make a leap in its conventional defense, missile and regional programs," he added.

CAATSA is a United States federal law that imposed sanctions on Iran, North Korea and Russia. The bill was passed during the 115th Congress, 98–2 in the Senate. In the part that pertains to Iran (also known as Countering Iran's Destabilizing Actions Act or CIDAA), the sanctions act focuses on punishments specifically addressed at the IRGC.

On August 2, 2017, President Donald Trump signed it into law while issuing two statements simultaneously that he believed the legislation was significantly flawed.
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※  昭和おやじ 【打倒安倍政権】‏ @syouwaoyaji 氏の2017/10/9のツイート

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机の上の空 大沼安史の個人新聞2014/3/8
「トモダチ作戦」 洋上被曝の米空母 「ロナルド・レーガン」、2011年3月12日、フクイチの2マイル(3.2キロ)内に接近していた!? 対東電・米水兵集団訴訟、水兵の「撮影写真と証言で判明」! 

The Reagan had joined several other U.S. ships in Operation Tomodachi ("Friendship") to aid victims of the March 11, 2011 quake and tsunami. Photographic evidence and first-person testimony confirms that on March 12, 2011 the ship was within two miles of Fukushima Dai'ichi as the reactors there began to melt and explode

日本が米国太平洋時間より16時間進んでいるとしてロナルド・レーガンがF1に最も近づいたのは、2011/3/12か3/13。上の図で3/13 8:00とあるのは日本時間で3/12 16:00ではないか。

3/16 23:45プルームに入るとあるが、3/16から3/17にかけては気象研究所のシミュレーションによれば気流は真東には流れていない。プルームに入ってから5時間もほぼ同じ位置にいるのはおかしい。線量率が高ければ逃げるはずだ。


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RT 6 Oct, 2017 Beatings & attack dogs: Kids face ‘constant violence’ from Balkan border guards, says MSF

RT2017/10/6 殴打と攻撃犬:子供たちがバルカン国境警備隊から「絶えず暴行を受けている」国境なき医師団が伝える


















Translated by EVITA

Beatings & attack dogs: Kids face ‘constant violence’ from Balkan border guards, says MSF
State authorities are responsible for more than 75 percent of violent physical assaults suffered by adolescent migrants in the Balkans, according to a new Médecins Sans Frontières report.

The study, entitled 'Games of Violence,' covers the first six months of this year and compiles medical data and accounts of abuse suffered by migrants aged 12-37 while attempting to cross borders in Serbia, Bulgaria, Hungary and Croatia.

“While smugglers and traffickers continue to be responsible for a small percentage of the violence (8 percent), the great majority of children cared for by MSF named state authorities as perpetrators (76 percent),” the report reads.

Among the people alleging abuse by state authorities, 92 percent claimed to have been assaulted by border police from EU member states using dogs and irritant spray.

All first-hand accounts in the report are attributed to anonymous sources. It is also unclear how MSF confirmed the ages of its patients.

“For the children and young people trying to leave Serbia today, violence is a constant and the overwhelming majority is perpetrated by EU member state border police,” Stephane Moissaing, MSF’s Head of Mission in Serbia, said in a statement.

“For more than a year our doctors and nurses have continued to hear the same, repetitive story of young people being beaten, humiliated, and attacked with dogs for desperately trying to continue their journeys.”

The NGO said that, from January to June this year, its medical teams working at mobile clinics in Belgrade recorded 62 incidents of intentional violence at the Hungarian border and 24 on the Croatian border.

“The vast majority of these accounts followed the same pattern of beatings, dog bites and the use of irritant spray,” the organisation said.

RT.com has contacted Frontex, the European border agency, as well as ministries in charge of border protection for Hungary, Croatia and Serbia for comment.

Recently, there has been a heightened focus on border policing in the Balkans.

According to Frontex, the Western Balkan route recorded 764,000 detections of illegal border crossings by migrants in 2015, with Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans representing the largest number of nationalities.

The same year, Hungary built a 175-kilometer fence along its southern border with Serbia in a bid to stem the flow of people entering the country during the migrant crisis. Last year, Frontex estimated that the number of illegal crossings in the Balkans had dropped to 122,779.

In July 2016, a Human Rights Watch report claimed that Hungarian police were chasing migrants with dogs and that refugees were being forced to pose for pictures with border guards after being beaten.

In a report in the Observer in March, refugees said they had their coats, clothes and shoes taken away from them as temperatures plummeted in sub-zero winter weather.

Moissaing believes member states are using violence to deter children and young people from seeking asylum in the EU.

“It’s not stopping these kids from trying but it is causing serious damage, both physical and psychological, making them more vulnerable and pushing them back into the hands of the smugglers,” she said.

The central EU states have been pressuring the eastern frontier states to do their fair share and accommodate the migrants coming from Greece and Italy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticized Hungary on its position on migrant quotas, calling it unacceptable.

In September, the European Court of Justice rejected a complaint filed by Budapest over the refugee quota system - which Hungary, Poland and Slovenia are also opposed to.

Hungary accused the EU of being “too slow to act” on the massive inflow of refugees who attempted to reach Europe via the so-called Balkan Route. The country started construction of its razor wire fence on the borders of Croatia and Serbia back in 2015 - which they now credit for lowering illegal migration by almost 100 percent.
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