ずくなしの冷や水

2018年01月18日

クルドの国境警備部隊をめぐる米国とトルコの対立

2018/1/15夜時点で書いたクルド国境警備部隊問題のまとめです。同報メールで発信しました。

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2018/1/13の土曜に米国が米国主導勢力の決定として、シリア・イラクとトルコの国境地帯にクルド人が主体の国境警備部隊を3万名規模で作ると発表しています。

トルコは寝耳に水。シリア問題での米国主導勢力の一員であるにもかかわらず事前の相談がなかったとカンカンです。シリア北西部のクルド人の町アフリンを攻撃する準備を進めています。

昨年11月、エルドアンとトランプの電話会談でエルドアンが米国のYPG支援を止めるよう要求、トランプが武器の供与は行わないと約束したとトルコ側は何度も強調しています。
それにもかかわらず、米国は次々に武器、車両などをYPG、SDFに供与してきました。

クルドが国境を警備するということは、支配地域の統治を行うことに他なりません。北側のトルコ国境だけでなく南の側でも国境を設定して警備すればシリアの領土分割になります。

米国は、これまではテロリスト掃討という名目で軍隊を送り、空爆してきましたが、ISISが風前の灯となり、シリアに米軍を残すためにクルドと組んだのです。
クルドが強くなれば、トルコのこれまでの軍事・治安の努力は水の泡です。
エルドアンは、国境警備部隊が発足する前につぶすと宣言しました。
ロシアは、シリアの領土の一体性を損なうと強い懸念を表明、ロシアの国会議員はロシアの国益に反するとまで言っています。
シリアはもちろん強く批判。
イランとイラクの反応がまだ聞こえていませんが、当然批判します。

ここでただちにトルコと米国が戦うことにはならないでしょう。トルコはロジャバなどクルド人の人口密度の濃い地域を一気に攻撃してくるでしょう。そして国境警備隊を編成する暇を与えない作戦に出るはずです。

米軍の露骨な居座り作戦にそういう国だと分かっていても図々しすぎるとの感が否めませんが、米国はロシア、イランに接近したトルコが憎い、憎いがゆえにこの構想を打ち出したのでしょう。

最近、SDFはISISテロリストと混合しています。米国のテロリスト温存策の一環であることは明らかで、ロシアが強く反発するのもそれが自国に降りかかる恐れがあるからです。

トルコがクルド人地域を激しく攻撃することとなれば、シリアの和平交渉はとんざするかもしれません。米国の狙いの一つはそこかもしれません。

マンビジでは、SDFが青年二人を拷問して死なせたとして反クルドの抗議行動が起きています。アフリンではSDFの徴発、徴用に反対する市民のデモが起きました。

シリアの和平に向けた道のりがまた遠くなりそうです。

経済的には、トルコには大きな負担です。トルコリラは下落しています。

・・・1/18追記・・・

この後、トルコ軍トップがNATOを訪問し、NATOメンバーが脅威を受けている、NATOは態度を明確にすべきだと申し入れ。エルドアンもNATOのトップに電話をしています。

並行してトルコはシリア国境沿いに軍を展開、高台には巡航ミサイル、トマホークの発射装置を設置したとの情報があります。

トルコ外相は、シリア国内のクルド戦闘員を攻撃することがありうること、戦闘停止区域にいるオブザーバーに害が及ばないようロシア、イランと可能な作戦を調整することもあると述べています。
He reiterated that Ankara could attack Kurdish militias in Syria, and said it would coordinate a possible operation with Russia and Iran to make sure their observers in the area are not harmed.

米国国務省は、この国境警備部隊は、解放されたのち統治されていない地域でISISが再登場できないようにするために欠かせない措置と言っています。
“It is also essential so that ISIS cannot re-emerge in liberated and ungoverned areas. This is not a new ‘army’ or conventional ‘border guard’ force,” it added in relation to the SDF force, which would be based in the north-western Syrian area of Afrin.

デリゾールの戦いの最中、米軍はISISの指揮者クラスをヘリコプターで救出、避難させていますし、ISISの家族を含め何千人という人をバスやトラックで避難させました。この避難にはSDFが関与しているとされています。ISISの再興を防ぐ?! 笑わせるな!! です。

米国国務長官ティラーソンは、発言を後退させています。彼の発言は風車のように変わることで知られていますが。
We are not creating a border security force at all,” he said on Tuesday. “I think it’s unfortunate that comments made by some left that impression. That is not what we’re doing.”

クルドは、米国がクルドの主張するシリアの連邦制を支持したと発信しています。トルコとしては連邦制でクルドがより強い権力を握ることは絶対に反対なはずですから、ここはロシアやイランの力も借りてクルドをつぶすことがまさに焦眉の急になったわけです。シリア政府に対しては、むしろしっかりしてほしいとの立場に変るでしょう。

トルコのクーデター未遂事件の背後にはCIAがいるとの説が根強く流れており、エルドアンは米国に対する信頼を捨てたでしょう。おそらく本当に米軍に対してもドンパチやりかねない、そうなったらシリアに送り込んでいる数千人の米軍兵士にも犠牲者が出ることになります。

トルコは、テロリストの陣営に米国人がいることが悪い。巻き添えを食うのは覚悟だろうと言えます。あるいは、米軍が空爆でシリアの民間人を多数殺害した場合によく使う "mistake" だったと言うか。

米国トルコ関係は緊張の度が増しています。米国は、北朝鮮問題では韓国と日本に高額な武器の売り込みに成功しましたので元は取れたというところでしょうが、エルサレム問題、アフガン・パキスタン問題に続いてまたもつまずきました。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:46| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

日本は米国から購入したミサイルでロシアと中国を狙っているのか

RT2018/1/17
Is Japan aiming its US-bought missile systems at Russia & China?
Japan’s efforts to acquire US missile defense systems under the pretext of a North Korean strike have sparked concerns in Moscow. Experts believe the weapons might be deployed with an eye on Russia and China.

Japan insists that its decision to boost its ballistic missile defense systems by approving the purchase and deployment of two Aegis Ashore units is driven by the “urgent threat” posed by Pyongyang. The US made system, expected to be operational by 2023, was approved in December and cost Tokyo $2 billion.

Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera’s statement that Japan could use the Aegis Ashore not only against ballistic missiles, but also to intercept a greater range of weapons such as incoming cruise missiles have raised serious concern among its neighbours.

The system’s deployment is likely more to do with concerns over China and Russia, believes Jeff Kingston, the director of Asian Studies at the Temple University in Japan.

“Clearly the most urgent threat is from Pyongyang so that is driving this decision but this deployment has wider implications given concerns about China and Russia given their more advanced capabilities,” he told RT via email.

Dr. Joseph Gerson, the president of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security argues that a potential North Korean missile attack which Tokyo claims to be defending itself against is in fact “unlikely,” although not completely impossible. He added that Japan’s missile program is seemingly “designed to defend the island nation and US military bases from possible future Chinese or Russian missile attacks.”

Justifying military buildup at what cost?

A former Australian diplomat says Tokyo is exploiting tensions in the region to justify its own military buildup.

“Of course, Japan will say [the missile defense program] is just directed against North Korea, when everyone knows the chances of North Korea seeking to attack Japan are minimal,” said Gregory Clark, a former Australian diplomat and a specialist in international relations and security.

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe needs these tensions to justify the defence legislation overhaul he advocates, as well as to enhance Japan’s military capabilities and its role abroad. Such a policy pushes him right into the arms of the US, and makes Japan an active supporter of American military strategy in the region and beyond, Clark explained.

“Incidentally, Mr. Abe is making a totally unnecessary visit to the Baltic states to show his support for US and NATO policies in Europe,” he added.

This policy could also potentially put Tokyo on a collision course with Moscow, he warns. He said the US missile defence systems could become a “matter of adding weight to and contributing to overall Western policies” that involve “putting pressure on alleged adversaries, including Russia.”

The deployment of the Aegis Ashore system in Japan could push Moscow into even closer cooperation with Beijing aimed particularly at countering pressure exerted by the US and its allies, Clark said, and could possibly torpedo Russian-Japanese negotiations over the disputed Kuril Islands.

On Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the systems deployed in Japan could be used for offensive purposes under the full control of Washington.

Lavrov’s statement comes on the heels of a Japanese media report stating that the missile defence systems were particularly designed to be a deterrent against Russia in the region, and that its deployment fits in with Washington's strategy of countering Moscow. The report cited an unnamed Japanese defence official who said the missile systems’ deployment was aimed at “curbing” Russia’s missile capabilities “to its east.”

Moscow doubts Japan’s claims that the missile systems would be controlled by Tokyo.

“We have heard that it will be Japan that will allegedly operate this system, and the United States will have nothing to do with it, but we have serious doubts that it is so,” Lavrov said Monday.

Aleksandr Zhilin, a retired Russian Armed Forces colonel and a military reporter, believes such concerns are justified. It's highly unlikely that Japan would control the US missile systems, he told RT, adding, that all such statements to the contrary are apparently designed to serve as a disguise. The US is behind the deployment and it clearly does so with an eye on Russia and China, he said.
‘Means for pre-emptive strike’

Apart from being an apparent deterrent against Russia and China, the deployment of the US-made Aegis Ashore missile defense systems in Japan has another far-reaching implication that could further worsen an already tense security situation in the region. These systems could presumably be used both as a cover for and as a means of a pre-emptive strike by the US and its allies.

“Given that so-called missile defenses can also serve as the shield for first strike swords, neighbouring nations will understandably see missile defences as potentially offensive weapons,” said Gerson. The deployment would mark another step in a regional arms race that only increases tensions and puts regional powers on the brink of a “catastrophic war,” he warns.

Zhilin notes that the Aegis' capabilities are limited and the system doesn’t pose any challenge to Russia, as it has “effective penetration aids.” Its deployment in Japan actually nullifies Japan’s security instead of enhancing it, as it becomes a potential target for missile strikes precisely because of the existence of these systems on its territory.

Aegis Ashore is not just a defensive weapon that could be used to weaken a potential missile strike, thus making a pre-emptive blow a more plausible option in case of a conflict between major powers. It can also be converted into an offensive weapon.

Derived from a naval antiballistic missile system, Aegis Ashore launches interceptors using a variant of the Mk 41 VLS vertical launch system. The same system is used by the US Navy to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles that could be equipped with nuclear warheads.

If deployed in Japan, these launchers would have most of China’s developed coastal area, as well as Russia’s Sakhalin and Primorsky Kray regions within range.

A further military buildup, in fact, does not serve the interests of any regional players, as it would only lead to a further escalation of tensions and could jeopardize earlier agreements, Gerson noted. Exerting pressure on each other is also just another dead end.

“It is an urgent necessity for the nations of Northeast Asia, as well as the United States, to end regional arms races, military threats and provocative military exercises,” Gerson said, calling “common security diplomacy” the “best way forward.”

“It is difficult to envision meaningful pressure being placed on Japan to abandon its missile defence program,” he added. “Rather than pressure, common security negotiations leading to the creation of a Northeast Asia Nuclear Weapons Free Zone would be far more effective.”

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:07| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

青森市 平均寿命が短い原因は何だろう

毎日新聞2018年1月17日 20時18分
青森市
「短命市」返上へ20億円の寄付
 青森市の小野寺晃彦市長は17日、市民から昨年末に20億円の寄付があったことを明らかにした。平均寿命が全国ワーストの青森県の中でも平均寿命が短い「短命市」返上に向けた施策に使ってほしいとの要望があったといい、スポーツ施設の整備や食生活の改善事業に充てる方針。市は「本人の意向」として、寄付した人の氏名や性別などは公表しない。
 市によると、市在住の個人から昨年12月26日に寄付の申し出があり、振り込みが後日あった。小野寺市長が面会して謝意を伝え、使途を話し合う中で、スポーツやイベントに利用できる施設(アリーナ)を整備する構想などが浮上した。
 青森市では2016年12月、京都市在住の個人から5億円の寄付があり、この時は新ビジネス支援などに使うことが決まった。【一宮俊介】

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スポーツ施設やイベント施設を作っても「短命市」返上には役に立たないだろう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:44| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

英語が分からないとだまされる

※ トランプがフェイクニュース賞の獲得者を発表
RT2018/1/17
President Donald Trump has announced the “winners” of his “Fake News Awards.” While the link failed to open for many amid the high internet traffic, a web archive reveals the New York Times and CNN among the top recipients.

Trump also tweeted that there are “great reporters” whom he respects. However, he did not name any of those journalists, unlike the treatment dished out to the “Fake News” awardees.

※ 共同2018/1/18 08:39
米軍のシリア駐留継続、国務長官
「イスラム国」台頭許さず
 【ワシントン共同】ティラーソン米国務長官は17日、西部カリフォルニア州にあるスタンフォード大でトランプ政権の対シリア政策について演説した。「過激派組織『イスラム国』(IS)が再び台頭しないよう、シリアでの米軍のプレゼンスを維持する」と述べ、駐留を当面続ける方針を示した。
 米軍が撤収すれば過激派が改めて力を持つことへの懸念に加え、シリア内戦でアサド政権軍を支援するイランの一層の影響力拡大への危惧が背景にある。
 ティラーソン氏は、アサド政権の退陣を目指す上で「忍耐」が必要だとし、変革には時間がかかるとの認識を示した。

・・・上の記事で一見しておかしいのは、「イスラム国」を作りその台頭を助けてきたのは米国だという基本事実に反したことを言っています。なぜこんな記事だけが日本国内向けの数少ない中東関連外電に選んで伝えられるのか。米軍のシリア駐留に関して国際的に良い印象を植え付けるためです。米国は米軍のシリア駐留に関して国際的な批判が強まっていることにマズイと考えていることが分かります。



※ CNN2018/1/12
「降伏しなければ殴り殺す」、米軍幹部がISISに通告
ワシントン(CNN) 米陸軍の幹部が過激派組織「イラク・シリア・イスラム国(ISIS)」に今も残る戦闘員に対して降伏を迫り、従わなければ爆弾投下やシャベルで殴るなどの手段で殺害すると脅した。

・・・引用終わり・・・

米軍の見え見えのプロパガンダです。米軍は今もシリアで民間人の空爆殺害を続けているのになぜシャベルで撲殺が出てくる? デリゾールでは米軍のヘリが次々とISISの指揮者を救出していますし、テロリストを家族と一緒に北の安全な場所に移しています。このような情報をわざわざ日本語で拡散するのは米国の御用の証

※ 共同2018/1/10 07:04
ロシアとイランの大使呼び抗議
トルコ、シリア情勢巡り
 【イスタンブール共同】トルコのチャブシオール外相は9日、シリアのアサド政権軍がシリア北西部イドリブ県で過激派との戦いを口実に穏健な反体制派を狙って攻撃していると批判。トルコ外務省はアサド政権の後ろ盾のロシアとイランの駐トルコ大使を呼び出して抗議、不快感を伝えた。地元メディアが報じた。
 ロシアとトルコ、イランは今月29〜30日、ロシア南部ソチで「シリア国民対話会議」を開く方針。チャブシオール氏は、会議参加者が「こうしたことをしてはいけない」と記者団に述べ、政権軍の攻撃は内戦の政治的解決を妨げると批判した。

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一見しておかしな記事です。なぜおかしいかというと
@ 「イドリブ県で過激派との戦いを口実に穏健な反体制派を狙って攻撃していると批判」とありますが、過激なテロリストが結果的に集まり相互に抗争している形となっているイドリブで「穏健な反体制派」の影は薄く、それを主対象としてシリア軍が攻撃を仕掛けることは考えられません。シリア軍は、過激なテロリストに掃討作戦を始めようとしているところです。
A イドリブには、トルコが支援するテロリストがいます。SFAですが、彼らはトルコ軍の指揮のもとに動いており、シリア軍は今の時点ではSFAやトルコ軍を攻撃していません。
B 上のトルコ外相の動きとして伝えられた情報発信者の狙いは、シリア軍にイドリブのテロリスト攻撃の手を緩めさせたい、シリアには直接言えないのでロシアとイランに言ったということにして、イランとロシアをけん制したいというものです。あまりに迂遠だと思いませんか? トルコとロシア、イランの外相はアスタナの和平協議などのため頻繁に連絡を取り合っています。
C 「ロシアとイランの駐トルコ大使を呼び出して抗議、不快感を伝えた」とありますが、「穏健な反体制派」がSFAのことであれば、不快感どころではなく、和平協議の推進主体からの脱退をほのめかすでしょうし、本格戦闘への発展を警告するでしょう。トルコ外相のこれまでの発言から見て、「不快感」で済ませるはずがありません。
というわけで、これは現地の新聞記者か外交筋のねつ造の可能性が高いです。
このニュースはツイッターで共同通信のニュース短信として流れたものですが、これをこのブログに収録した約10時間後、FARSNEWSが、イランの大使が「シリアの件でトルコ外務省には呼ばれていない」と明言したと伝えました。

・・・・・

普段は日本語でそんなに詳しい情報を伝えていないメディアが突然日本語で海外情報を流したときは注意が必要です。

読む価値のあるニュースは有料情報で流し、積極的に広めたいプロパガンダ記事、フェイクニュースが無料で流れるのです。編集部に入る元原稿にはフラッグがついていて、これは優先的、積極的に広めろと指示があるのでしょう。

2018年01月10日
日本の通信社の流す海外記事はこんなにユニーク イラン大使が「俺は呼ばれていない」と報道を一蹴

2017年04月09日
とてもおもしろい日本の報道 頭の体操にもってこい

2016年02月10日
海外の出来事はマスメディアでかく伝えられる
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:25| Comment(1) | 社会・経済

女川原発が放射性物質放出の可能性

2018/1/17は雨が広がった夕刻から福島県北部と宮城県で広く空間線量率が上昇しました。このようなパターンはとても珍しいですが、牡鹿半島が北東の風となっており、それが宮城県、福島県の沿岸部の線量率を引き上げていると見られます。





今晩は珍しく甲府市で線量率が上がっています。浜岡から関東、甲州に流れているようです。諏訪市で0.065μSv/h。

北陸では富山県庁が0.106μSv/h。岐阜県郡上市で0.087μSv/h、愛知県の設楽町で0.066μSv/h。茨城県鹿嶋市で0.063μSv/h。

なんかおかしいです。東京東部は真北の風に変っています。






横浜から湘南、横須賀は最近頻繁に上昇がみられます。ただでも体調不良の人が多いのに影響出ますね。





浜岡は早い時間から放出していたようですが、風がなくなったのか近傍のMPが大きく上げています。


関東南部は北の風が強まり線量率は低下です。南岸部は浜岡の影響が残ります。

宮城県色麻町で通常時の倍0.49μSv/hに迄線量率が上がっています。通常時の測定値が低すぎるのですが。


宮城には民間による測定点がありません。あっても多くが停止中。読者もいないようなので、測定点を設置してもらうのも難しいです。経済的な問題とともにやはり意識の差があるということでしょうか。リアルタイム測定表示は自分のためよりも人のためです。他の人の測定値が自分のためなんですけどね。

会津、栃木、群馬に黄色のマークが出てきました。栃木市で0.037μSv/hが0.056まで上がっています。



福島県南部にダイダイ色のマークが増えていますが、中心は鮫川村です。影響が栃木県にも及んでおり大田原市や広い地域で空間線量率が上がっています。関東は北の風ですから、栃木県と茨城県北部は影響が続くでしょう。
1/18午前0時半現在で小山市辺りまで達しています。
東京の舎人公園も上がっていますが、こちらは浜岡の影響の残りのようですから、この後は下がっていくと見込まれます。

廃棄物焼却の影響が今回は特に顕著に出ています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:40| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

2018年01月17日

エルドアンが強硬姿勢を強調 ロシアやイランを引き込んで戦うトルコの姿勢に米軍が怯む

RT2018/1/18
US backtracks on ‘Kurdish border force’, Turkey cites record of broken promises
Turkey said it was unimpressed by US attempts to downplay a planned 30,000-strong, predominantly Kurdish border force in northern Syria. The Turkish foreign minister said the US had lied about supporting the Kurds in the past.

Washington must take concrete steps to address Ankara’s concerns about Kurdish militias in Syria, Mevlut Cavusoglu told CNN Turk on Thursday, after top US officials tried to repair damage done by the training plan. He reiterated that Ankara could attack Kurdish militias in Syria, and said it would coordinate a possible operation with Russia and Iran to make sure their observers in the area are not harmed.

Earlier, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said it was up to Washington to alter its Syrian policy and re-engage with Turkey. “The practices of our NATO ally [the] US in Syria are unfortunately wrong and against the spirit of alliance. The US should end confusion over the region's future, and change its attitude towards peace and restoring relations with Turkey," he said, as cited by Anadolu news agency.

Washington’s announcement last week that it would help its ally, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), to set up a force of some 30,000 fighters along the border with Turkey angered Ankara. The SDF primarily consists of the Kurdish militia YPG, which is considered by the Turkish government to be an extension of the militant movement Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been fighting a guerrilla war for decades. Following outcry from Turkey, the US is apparently rowing back on the plan.

“The US continues to train local security forces in Syria. The training is designed to enhance security for displaced persons returning to their devastated communities,” the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday.

“It is also essential so that ISIS cannot re-emerge in liberated and ungoverned areas. This is not a new ‘army’ or conventional ‘border guard’ force,” it added in relation to the SDF force, which would be based in the north-western Syrian area of Afrin.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also downplayed the story after meeting his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Canada. “That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed. Some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all,” he said on Tuesday. “I think it’s unfortunate that comments made by some left that impression. That is not what we’re doing.”

News of the training program was initially reported by the Defense Post and was later confirmed by US military officials. The reported plan was to redeploy 15,000 members of the SDF to “a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions against ISIS draw to a close,” and gradually double their number by training additional troops, with a group of 230 recruits already in training.

The plan sparked outrage in Turkey, which called the planned force a “terror army” and said it would not hesitate to attack it. In August 2016, Ankara launched a military operation in Syria, targeting both Kurdish militias and armed groups loyal to the terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS). The Operation Euphrates Shield lasted for over seven months.

The continued US support of Kurdish militias in Syria and Iraq has been a major factor behind the deterioration of relations between Ankara and Washington. The Americans helped the SDF to lay siege on the Syrian city of Raqqa and take control of it from IS last year, supporting the offensive with artillery shelling and airstrikes, as well as propping up the militias with special operation groups and military instructors.

The US plans to keep troops in Syria for an undetermined period of time, claiming it is necessary in order to protect Washington’s interests in the region. The deployment violates Syrian sovereignty, as the US has neither an invitation from Damascus nor a mandate from the UN Security Council to do it.


FARSNEWS2018/1/17
Turkey to Prevent All Military Support to Syrian Kurds(抄)
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces, Gen. Hulusi Akar said Ankara intends to prevent all military support to Syrian Kurds' People's Protection Units (YPG), which it considers an extension of Turkey's Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), and urges NATO to treat all terrorist groups equally.

"We cannot and will not allow the terrorist organization, YPG, which has been proven as an extension of the PKK, to be supported and armed under the guise of it being an ‘operational partner’," Akar said, as quoted by Anadolu news agency.

The Turkish military chief added that NATO should not give a preferential approach to any terrorist groups.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also said Ankara expects NATO to take an official stance on the creation of a ‘terrorist army’ along the Turkish border in Syria, referring to the planned 30,000-strong US-backed mostly Kurdish force.

Erdogan added that the US-led defense block, of which Turkey has been a part for decades, must clarify its stance on the planned Afrin-based border force as envisioned by Washington.

“I would like to call upon NATO,” Erdogan told on Tuesday members of the ruling party in the Turkish parliament, stressing that “You have to take actions against the ones who threaten the border security of your Allies.”

In a phone call Tuesday, Turkish leader told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that Ankara would take all necessary precautions to ensure its national security. Erdogan added that arming Kurdish forces Ankara believes to be linked to the banned PKK party is "completely unacceptable." Stoltenberg said NATO understood Turkey’s concerns regarding the matter.

Erdogan called US-backed Syrian Border Force using Kurdish fighters a “terrorist army,” vowing to “drown” it before it’s complete.

“Our duty is to drown this terrorist force before it is born,” the Turkish leader said on Monday, adding that the 30,000-srtrong army of “traitors” that Washington seeks to create will point their guns against US troops at the first threat.

“This is what we have to say to all our allies: don't get between us and terrorist organizations, or we will not be responsible for the unwanted consequences,” Erdogan said, adding that Turkish forces will battle “until not a single terrorist remains along our borders, let alone 30,000 of them.”

Turkey is ready “at any moment” to start an operation in a besieged border area of Syria, the President stressed.

“The Turkish Armed Forces will resolve the Afrin and Manbij issue as soon as possible. Our preparations are finalized, an operation may start at any moment,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan told an opening ceremony in the capital, Ankara.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has also criticized the recently announced plan of the US to form a so-called border army led by Kurdish fighters in Syria.

Cavusoglu said "The US must clarify which side it is on, whether it chooses to be with its allies or terror groups?"

The Turkish Foreign Minister warned that "We will take our own measures [against terror groups]. Regardless of who backs them; whether it is the US or other countries, it doesn't matter to us."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:33| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米加主催の北朝鮮問題サミットを中国が批判

RT2018/1/17
Beijing blasts ‘illegal’ US & Canada-led summit for evoking Korean War ghosts
China has criticized the US and Canada for holding a summit of nations, most of which supported Seoul during the 1950s war on the Korean Peninsula, saying evoking Cold War ghosts has no place in the world today.

The summit in Vancouver brought together foreign ministers and top officials from 20 nations, who agreed to ramp up pressure on Pyongyang through additional economic sanctions on top of those imposed by the UN Security Council. China and Russia, which both border North Korea and are major players in the ongoing crisis, were not invited.

Commenting on the results of the event, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang dismissed the summit, saying it “has not the slightest legality and representativeness to speak of.”

“It is the 21st century, and everyone is concerned about and working towards properly and peacefully resolving the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue. But some parties dusted off the Cold War term of ‘UN Command’ and convened a meeting where major parties to the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue are not represented,” he noted.

The term he referred to was used for the command of the US-controlled military coalition, which intervened in the civil war in Korea and saved the West-leaning south from the Communist North’s onslaught. The force received a UN Security Council mandate for the involvement. The Soviet Union’s envoy to the UN boycotted the body’s meeting on June 25, 1950, as part of a pressure campaign to replace the Chinese nationalist government based in Taiwan with those of Communists in Beijing, so neither China nor the USSR could veto the resolution.

The UN Command left no city in the north of Korea standing and was only stopped by a Chinese ‘volunteer’ army, resulting in the ongoing partitioning of the peninsula. For North Koreans, the traumatic experience of standing up to American intervention is one of the cornerstones of its state-building mythology. So whatever message the gathering of Pyongyang’s enemies during the war was supposed to send, what the North Korean government is likely to hear is the threat of war. And probably feel more justified in pursuing a nuclear deterrence against the US. But that’s not how the organizers of the event in Vancouver view it.

“Our message is clear,” Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in an indirect address to Pyongyang. “The pursuit of nuclearization will bring you neither security nor prosperity. Investing in nuclear weapons will lead only to more sanctions and to perpetual instability on the peninsula.”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson accused Moscow and China of failing to properly implement UN-mandated sanctions: “We cannot abide lapses or sanctions evasions. We will continue to call attention to and designate entities and individuals complicit in such evasive actions.”

Moscow, which has expressed doubt over Washington’s strategy of pressuring North Korea into dismantling its nuclear arsenal, earlier called the meeting “destructive.” Moscow and Beijing believe the US and North Korea have to both make concessions and deescalate the conflict before negotiating a suitable solution. According to the ‘double freeze’ plan advocated by the two nations, Pyongyang would have to pause further nuclear and missile tests while the US would put on hold regular military exercises in the region, which North Korea believes to be rehearsal and a potential cover for an invasion.

The US rejects the plan and apparently believes that by squeezing North Korea hard enough it can extract unilateral moves from it.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:14| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

これはすごい 

黒い子犬が飼い主のところへ駆けていく?


ジョージア州で火事から避難のため梯子にいる父親が子供を投げて下にいる消防士がそれをキャッチする光景の動画です。
a team of Georgia firefighters displaying incredible athletic skill and bravery, catching children as they’re thrown by their desperate father from a ladder two stories up. とあります。プロの技はやはりすごいと感嘆します。受け止めた消防士はその後子供を運ぶ際につまずいて転びながらも子供は抱いたままで起き上がりました。

次動画の1分過ぎ頃
https://www.facebook.com/1387262248253325/videos/1881759408803604/
Firefighter makes incredible lifesaving catch as child thrown from 3rd floor balcony (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

ジャカルタ証券取引所「崩落」の瞬間の動画
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/952871797321428995

いや〜、赤ちゃんの世界では、「皆平等で仲良し」なのですね(^o^)

https://mobile.twitter.com/LauraLasa00/status/948781549444587520/video/1
・・・私で良ければ、ハグして進ぜます。フリーハグ。

双子の卵
https://mobile.twitter.com/soy_2017/status/947762721340002305

サハラ砂漠に雪
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/950726036022378496
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/950876096244805633

びっくりなバーレーンのバンド音楽


RT2017/11/9
Just roll with it! Japanese PM Abe ‘falls into sand bunker’ while golfing with Trump

※  宋 文洲‏認証済みアカウント @sohbunshu氏の2017/11/7のツイート
転げ落ちる安倍、置いていくトランプ
「ゴルフは人の本性が見える」…この接待ゴルフの真髄が再現された接待ゴルフ↓https://twitter.com/sohbunshu/status/927654627528515584

Deaf baby hears her mother for the first time and her reaction is stunning
https://www.facebook.com/ChristyLeAnnClark/videos/10102722497545227/

シリア軍がデリゾールとマヤディーンで押収した武器、とにかくすごい量です。


子供を持つ方必見、イスラエルの指導で子供を手錠で拘束。これでも他人ごとだと思いますか?
CAZ #AntiZionism‏ @_antizionism 10:53 - 2017年10月17日
An ISRAELI company has been training US law enforcement .This video is the result
https://twitter.com/_antizionism/status/920105482295173120
Police Handcuff Third Grader With Disabilities
We're speechless.

倉庫の棚が連鎖的に倒れます。
Bassem‏ @BBassem7 10月16日
Dealing with the Middle East
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/919980530543689728

中国でのバス横転事故の車内状況


ポロシェンコとエルドアンの共同記者会見 エルドアンがあくびしたり眠気と戦っています。

記者は?

役人だけ? これでは眠くなりますね。


※ ayarin1‏ @ayarin14 氏の2017/9/28のツイート
#週刊新潮、サカイ引越センター
社員ボコボコのパワハラ動画
動画撮影者を脅すも#週刊新潮に
スクープされる。
トレードマークのパンダを
強調した東証1部上場の業界大手
「聞こえへんねん、コラ〜」
私服の上司が作業服姿の部下を
ここまで殴る蹴るって駄目だろ
チンピラか!ブラックや
https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/913193299460026368

TEHRAN (FNA)- Exodus of Rohingya to Bangladesh Reaches 380,000

TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly 270,000 Rohingya refugees - mostly women and children - have crossed the border to Bangladesh in recent days, fleeing a security sweep by Myanmar forces who have been torching villages, while government forces beheaded and burned alive Rohingya Muslim civilians. [VIDEO]



この青年の眼差しには本当に圧倒されます。尊敬に値します。年齢から言って、担いでいる男女は両親か祖父母でしょうか。とても小柄でやせています。体重は40キロあるかないか。35キロ前後かもしれません。青年も60キロ前後でしょうか。いずれにせよ、自分の体重以上、70キロ以上の重量を肩に抱え、160キロ近くを歩き続ける。しかも裸足・・・・・ とても信じられない偉業としか言いようがありません。おそらくそれが事実であろうことは、この青年の前を見つめる眼が示しています。このような眼をいまだかつて日本では観たことがありません。周囲にいる人たちも、とても素晴らしい顔貌です。
しかし、この青年の気概を本当は日本でこそ求められているという現実があります。ロヒンギャの皆さんに起きているのと内実は同等、いやそれ以上かもしれない惨禍に日本は置かれています。むごく静かに殺され続けるのではあまりに空しい。少なくとも生を求め続ける気概を持ちたいものです。*よんたさん*

ケベックのハンティングロッジの立木に落雷、フェースブックの動画、落雷は -8.45頃。
https://www.facebook.com/olivier.dorion.7/videos/10214215331480565/
雷が鳴っていたら木の下には行かないというのは本当ですね。

座席一列がすっぽ抜けて落ちている。こうなると絶叫もできないだろう。


エジプトで治安部隊の検問所に近づいてきたテロリストの車両を居合わせた軍のタンクが踏み潰しているところ。この車両は爆発物を大量に積んでおり、その後爆発した。




デンマークでモスク建設に反対する市民がイスラムの礼拝の呼びかけに似せた音楽を早朝市長の家の前で流したということのようです。本物の録音かどうか分かりませんが、イスラム圏では礼拝の時間の前にモスクのスピーカーからこのような節回しの歌のようなものが流れます。休日である金曜の夕方の祈りには特に参集者が多かったような記憶があります。
The mayor of the Danish city of Roskilde was woken up by music imitating the Islamic call to prayer. The local anti-Muslim activists who played it outside the mayor’s home said the act was to oppose the building of a mosque in the city.


RT2017/7/17
A Missouri resident’s gym schedule may have helped him to dodge death, after an SUV tore through the roof of his house while he was attending a workout session.
The incident happened in Walnut Park West, St Louis, when a vehicle hit an embankment in a residential area and was launched onto the roof of a nearby dwelling, reported the St Louis Post Dispatch.




<左:シリアの元国会議員アサド支持 従兄弟がテロリストに殺害された> <中央 番組ホスト> <右:スンニ派のイスラミストリーダー>

Two Lebanese television guests engaged in a violent brawl last weekend as a debate raged about the Islamic State decapitation of one of their cousins.
Bashar Assad supporter and former Syrian MP Ahmad Shalash appeared on political talk show ‘Bel Moubashar’ with Sunni Islamist leader Bilal Daqmaq but the two quickly came to blows.
Rawad Daher, host of the show began the debate segment by extending his condolences to Shalash and his family for their tragic and gruesome loss.
He then asked Daqmaq, a staunch critic of the Assad regime, if he wished to follow suit, which is when the trouble began.
"I extend my condolences to the Syrian people for anyone killed..." replied Daqmaq before Shalash cuts him off by saying, "Brother, he asked you a straight question: Are you extending me condolences or not?”
“It’s none of your business,” Daqmaq rebuffed, as cited by Memri TV who translated the exchange.
The tense exchange quickly descended into a brawl with curses, insults, fists and glasses of water flying. Video of the fight was uploaded to the official OTV YouTube channel on Monday.
Shalash grabs Daqmaq in a clinch before punching him in the face and dragging him to the ground.
Daher was soaked with a glass of water for trying to break up the fist fight and a TV screen was smashed in the wrestling match.
Duqmaq stormed off the set but Shalash stayed on the show and used the opportunity to deride the absent sheikh.


Drone video shows devastation of liberated Mosul

モースルの解放は、街とテロリストと市民を破壊しつくして達成された。

10年前のイラクにおける米軍の戦争犯罪です。


次のサイトの分析が冴えています。
2010 04 14 WikiLeaks が公開した " Collateral Murder " を確認してみた




2017/7/2、中国南西部で天然ガスパイプラインが爆発




ケムトレイル以上です。
A pilot has captured incredible footage of contrails billowing from the engines of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner at an altitude of 33,000ft.
Lou Boyer was piloting a Boeing 747 flight from Tokyo to Alaska when he saw the contrails – or ‘chemtrails’ depending on your appetite for conspiracy theories – over eastern Russia.


Hemze Hamza‏ @Sergermed_ 23:16 - 2017年6月27日
Sniper battle inside Raqqa city. Thank god the ISIS terrorist missed


Hemze Hamza‏ @Sergermed_ 18 時間18 時間前
Kurdish women know no fear. Your average human being would be scared for life after being so close to death but she kept laughing.
このツイートに窓から離れて撃て、青い帽子は目立つなどの注意のコメントが寄せられています。クルドは訓練が不足です。犠牲者が出ます。

次は英国 英国は事故が多いですね。



ロンドンの高層住宅ビルで火災
Dramatic images show devastating London tower block blaze (PHOTOS)

このビルですね。



英国で "Liar Liar GE2017" 大ヒット中
嘘つきでは、日本はイギリスに負けないぞ! 彼を信じちゃいけないよ!
[ロンドン 30日 ロイター] - メイ英首相を「うそつき」呼ばわりする歌が、総選挙を来月8日に控えた英国で大ヒットしている。
「Liar liar GE2017」と題したこの曲を歌っているのはロンドンに拠点をおくバンド「キャプテンSKA」。メイ首相の政策モットーを揶揄(やゆ)し、売上チャートの上位に躍り出ている。



以下に掲げるのは静止画です。向うのゲートを通ったばかりの赤いトラックに注目。動画はリンク先で見れます。
Highway horror: CCTV shows utter chaos from runaway truck smash (VIDEO)


動画では、作業員が必死に逃げる姿がとらえられています。




7人が怪我

・・・・・

以前に見た動画を思い出しました。

CCTV: Truck slams into residential building in NW China, 5 dead

・・・・・

ロシアで若手報道写真家の作品コンテストがあったと。入賞作が載っています。

World’s best young photojournalists vie for Andrei Stenin prize (PHOTOS)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:47| Comment(11) | 国際・政治

サウジは20憶ドルでイエメンの政治を買収できるか

RT2018/1/17
Saudi Arabian king deposits $2bn in Yemeni CB to back currency
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered a deposit of $2 billion to be paid into Yemen’s central bank on Wednesday to shore up the weak Yemeni currency, Reuters reported, citing the Saudi government. The move came a day after the Yemeni prime minister issued a public plea for funds to prop up the rial and help stave off hunger in the war-torn country. “It’s not a loan, it’s a deposit and the legitimate Yemeni government will not have to pay it back,” said a source close to the Saudi government. Yemen’s rial has lost more than half its value against the US dollar and soaring prices have put some basic commodities out of reach for many Yemenis.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:44| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ロシアの航空学校生徒が施設内でBDSM風のビデオを作製

RT2018/1/16
Russian air cadets in hot water after stripping off for music video parody (VIDEO)
A tongue-in-cheek music video produced by cadets of a Russian aviation institute has landed the authors in hot water. The gay BDSM-themed video was apparently too much for the conservative-learning organization.

The video, uploaded on YouTube on Monday by user Aleks Jigurdinski, shows muscular young men dressed in underwear and occasional accessories like ties and leather straps dancing to the tune of 2002 hit ‘Satisfaction’ by Italian DJ Benni Benassi.

サティスファクションはローリングストーンによるもののほかにこちらも有名なようです。

The actors twerk, eat bananas, hug each other and otherwise mimic the original music video, which features a highly-sexualized all-female construction crew. The amateur video was apparently meant as a ‘Not Safe For Work’ joke, considering that it was placed in the ‘humor’ category and flagged as age-restricted on YouTube. It has since been removed by the video-hosting service for violating terms of use.

The video was reported to the management of the Ulyanovsk Institute of Civil Aviation (UIGA), on the campus of which the video was apparently filmed. An investigation was launched into the “appalling clip,” according to a local media report.

“I have worked here for 20 years and this is the first such case. What a shame! We invest so much into people, and this is how they behave,” said Petr Timofeev, the head of the campus administration department of UIGA.

The institute, the oldest in Russia training professionals for civil aviation, is in Ulyanovsk, a large city in central Russia about 700km east of Moscow.

元の動画はこれのようです。基本的には音楽が流行ったのでは?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=K2GUrKAGjgw

こっちにも影響されたんでしょうね。
Funny Dance - Royal Marines - Call on Me
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOgJzlGDz08

ロシアの若い人がいろいろなことに挑戦するのは良いことだと思います。そこから文化が生まれる。生徒たちは18歳くらい? 体つきもまだまだ子供です。

こんなこともありました。
2016年08月01日
ロシアの26歳男性がキックスクーターでサンクトペテルスブルクからモスクワまで6日間で走破

このビデオパフォーマンスも施設を使わずにやれば、評価されたのも知れないのに残念なことです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:25| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

首都圏の大気汚染 2018/1/17







ところにより空気の透明度が低下していることが肉眼でわかるはずです。息苦しさを覚えている人もいるでしょう。

1/17は、大陸からはPM2.5の流入は予想されていませんから国内の発生源によるものです。

瀬戸内も空気が悪い。


夕方配達のお兄さんが来たので、こんな透明度の低い日は空気が悪いのでマスクをするよう伝えました。そしたら、今日は喉が腫れていると!


雨域が広がり福島県で線量率上昇地域が広がっています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:00| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

トランプが認知症のテストを受けた

RT2018/1/16
Donald Trump has been declared fit to serve as president, the White House doctor announced after the US commander in chief voluntarily underwent a cognitive test to put questions about his mental health to rest.

"The president is mentally very sharp, very intact. He is fit for duty," Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters after Trump did ‘‘exceedingly well’’ on a cognitive screening. "I think he will remain fit for duty for the remainder of this term and even for the remainder of another (four-year) term if he's elected."

The cognitive exam was Trump’s own idea. Jackson initially had “no intention” of including such a test in the US president’s first annual physical checkup since it’s not part of the routine procedure. However, Trump, according to Jackson, specifically asked to be screened for impairments such as Alzheimer’s.

The rest of Trump’s body is apparently doing fine, too. His "incredibly good" genes allow the 71-year-old president to stay in "excellent" health, Jackson said after the president's physical exam which took place Friday.

"He continues to enjoy the significant long-term cardiac and overall health benefits that come from a lifetime of abstinence from tobacco and alcohol," Jackson pointed out. That’s despite his fast food habit which was ridiculed in the wake of the publication of Michael Wolff's book 'Fire and Fury,' which claimed Trump enjoys occasional Big Mac dinners in bed.

'Fire and Fury' as well as Trump’s belligerent comments prompted many mainstream reporters to challenge Trump’s mental stability. American news networks have repeatedly raised the issue because of his aggressive Twitter posts, especially those taunting North Korea, seen in the US as a hostile nuclear-capable nation. Even Trump’s inner circle have questioned their boss’ mental state, according to the narrative in 'Fire and Fury.'
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:16| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

牛久に次いで土浦から高校運動部指導教員の訃報

Yahooニュース ホウドウキョク 2018/1/15(月) 8:39配信
土浦日大高校女子バレー部監督死去
春高バレー、全国大会常連の土浦日大高校女子バレーボール部監督の石崎吉宏氏が亡くなった。51歳だった。
石崎氏が亡くなったのは12日で、死因は多発性骨髄腫だった。
土浦日大女子バレー部は、春高バレー10年連続17回の出場を誇る強豪で、1月に行われた大会にも出場したが、石崎氏は体調不良でチームを離れていた。
2年前から病と闘っていて、2017年の大会は、周囲に腰痛だと説明し、車いす姿で全国大会の指揮をとっていた。

・・・引用終わり・・・

大相撲の元十両武哲山で、茨城・東洋大牛久高相撲部監督の栗本剛氏が2013/7/20急死。42歳だった。7/20午前に茨城県内の自宅寝室で亡くなっているのを家族が発見したという。

牛久市は土浦市に接した南にあり、ともに東葛と並ぶセシウム濃厚汚染地帯です。

2016年04月02日
福島第一原発事故後 茨城3区ではこんなことがあった

茨城県では東海第二原発のベントによって放出された放射性物質が高い濃度で流れたとみられる地域もあります。

茨城県中央部南寄りに住んでいた住民が感じた体調異変
2011/3/12 昼過ぎ、子供が腕のだるさを訴える。
3/13 17時頃 喉の腫れ 、19:20頃 目がしみる。20時過ぎに降雨。 20:30頃 子供の目が赤くかゆみを訴える。
3/14 午前11時福島第一原発3号機爆発。
3/14 15:30頃 断水後の水道水が臭う、16時頃 何かの臭い。夜になって頭痛。

千葉県下のSPM濃度変化


東海第二原発起源とみられるプルームは、SPM濃度で見ると福島第一原発起源のものに比べてそん色ないことが分かります。それゆえに茨城県はMPの測定値を隠したのです。SPMの値も隠しました。


栃木県下のSPM濃度変化


2018年01月16日
2017/12人口動態速報 日本の核のメッカで人口減が続いている

茨城県がデータを隠しても、核関係の施設が集中立地する茨城県北部沿海地域は人口減が進んでいます。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:55| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

10,000 Bodies Discovered in Several Mass Graves in Syria's Raqqa

FARSNEWS2018/1/16
10,000 Bodies Discovered in Several Mass Graves in Syria's Raqqa
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Syrian official said on Tuesday that several mass graves with 10,000 bodies, including one with 4,000, have been found in Raqqa city in Northeastern Syria.

The Arabic-language al-Watan daily quoted General Director of the Syrian Forensic Medicine Zaher Hajo as reporting that based on intelligence 10,000 bodies have been buried in mass graves in Raqqa.

He further told al-Watan that 4,000 bodies were buried in one single grave, adding that the discovered graves are located in the regions that are under the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Thursday that the humanitarian situation in Syria’s Raqqa was close to a disaster, though everyone was putting the best face on matters.

"The humanitarian situation in Raqqa is awful, but everyone is playing it cool. Our American colleagues leveled the city to the ground as they were fighting ISIL there, and currently the whole city is rigged with explosives, full of corpses of killed people, lacking water, electricity and any medical facilities. Nothing is going on, the city is not being restored, people cannot come back, living in awful unbelievable conditions in refugee camps," the diplomat stressed.

According to Nebenzya, the current state of affairs in Raqqa was "a humanitarian situation close to a humanitarian disaster."

He added that Western countries place emphasis on what was going on in the Syrian province of Idlib where the Syrian army was carrying out an operation against terrorists, and in Eastern Guta, a suburb of Damascus.

"They discuss what they are interested in," he noted.

A stronghold of the ISIL terrorist group, Raqqa was liberated in mid-October by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:49| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

クルドの支配地域を守るため米国が大規模な秘密空軍基地を設定

FARSNEWS2018/1/16
Media: US Setting Up Large Secret Airbase in Syria to Protect Kurdish-Held Areas
TEHRAN (FNA)- Washington has established a secret airbase in Syria to protect the Kurdish forces who have occupied large areas of the Arab country, media reports said on Tuesday.

The Arabic-language Lebanese Addiyar newspaper revealed that the US airbase in Syria can host 100 fighter jets and is in good distance from al-Tanf military base in Southeastern Syria.

The daily disclosed that the airbase has been secretly built to protect one fourth of the Syrian territories occupied by the Kurds.

It added that the airbase is 3.5 times larger than Lebanon (nearly 35,000km).

According to Addiyar, Washington has supplied the Kurds with 300 tanks, over 600 armored personnel carriers, anti-armored missiles and full personal equipment, weapons and ammunition and built a large base in Northern Syria to protect them against missile attacks.

The US-led coalition announced on Sunday it is helping to create a new Border Security Force to fight terrorists in Syria. The unit, stationed along the Syrian border with Iraq and Turkey, as well as along the Euphrates River Valley, is expected to be comprised of up to 30,000 people. SDF veterans will make half of the unit, while the other half are yet to be recruited.

Damascus, Moscow and Ankara have strongly blasted the US new decision to form a Border Security Force.

The United States' military support for the militia first began under the administration of US President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, which provided Kurds with weapons and training.

Washington also continues providing Kurdish fighters with more military hardware in Syria despite US President's promise to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt arms shipment to the Kurdish fighters.

Ankara had said late November 2017 that Trump told Erdogan that he had issued instructions that weapons should not be provided to Kurdish fighters in Syria.

According to reports, the US plans to keep its troops in Syria long after the defeat of ISIL. Washington has been justifying its deployment of ground troops in Syria, which violates the embattled nation’s sovereignty, by citing the need to fight ISIL.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

トルコが支援する戦闘員が北部シリアのクルドを攻撃

FARSNEWS2018/1/16
Turkey-Backed Militants Launch Heavy Attacks on Kurds in Northern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Ankara-backed militants targeted heavily the Kurdish fighters' positions in the town of Afrin in Aleppo province, a Kurdish media outlet reported on Tuesday, adding that Turkish reconnaissance planes have been patrolling over Afrin during the day.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the Turkey-affiliated militant groups' artillery units deployed on Mount Sheikh Barakat in Western Aleppo have targeted Afrin.

The militants' mortar units affiliated to the Turkish army pounded Kurdish forces' positions in Bani, Badr Khan and Baker hills in Jandariseh region and in the villages of Bafloun, Qastal Jandu, Qatma and Ma'araska, Hawar news added.

It further said that four spy planes of the Turkish army have also been carrying out reconnaissance operations over Kurdish fighters' positions in Afrin and its countryside.

Turkey's Anadolu news agency reported on Sunday that the Turkish forces deployed in Hatay province have increased attacks against the Kurds in Afrin.

The forces and militants affiliated to the Turkish army targeted the Kurds' positions in regions near Afrin with 40 artillery attacks.

Also, the Turkish forces stationed in Azaz region in Western Aleppo pounded the villages in Shara region in Afrin.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:30| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イランが暴動の首謀者を逮捕

FARSNEWS2018/1/16
Iran Arrests Leaders of Recent Riots in Isfahan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Four females who endeavored to provoke the recent economic protests into riots and received orders from the anti-revolutionary forces outside the country were arrested by security forces in the Central city of Isfahan.

The security and law enforcement police officials said that the four women had played a role in provoking the protestors during the recent riots in Isfahan and were detained.

They added that preliminary investigations disclosed that they had links with an online movement named 'My Stealthy Freedom' that was commenced in 2014 by Masih Alinejad, an Iran-born anti-revolutionary journalist and activist based in Britain and the US, as well as a the West-based Telegram channel, Sedaei Mardom (formerly known as Amad News), which released fake reports on continued protests in Tehran.

Tehran's Public and Revolution Courts Prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi announced last week that hundreds of detainees arrested by the security forces during the recent riots have been released.

"After investigations, in addition to the 140 detainees who had been arrested during the riots and were freed in the past week, another 300 detainees were also freed, some on bail this week (since Saturday)," Dolatabadi said, referring to the fate of those who had been detained in Tehran.

Meantime, Iran's Judiciary Spokesman Gholam Hossein Mohseni Eje'i said only 55 suspects are still under detention in Tehran now.

He also told reporters in his weekly press conference in Tehran on Sunday that the number of individuals who are under detention in other cities and towns across the country stood at 455 until Saturday, adding that a number of them have been freed on Saturday and Sunday.

Late in December, a number of peaceful protests began in several areas across the country, with the participants calling on authorities to address their economic issues.

However, the economic protests in a number of Iranian towns turned into riots each comprised of a few hundred protesters after the peaceful gatherings were overshadowed when armed elements and vandals showed up among ordinary protesters and began to launch attacks on public property, police stations and religious sites.

The original protesters soon left the streets upon calls by the authorities so security forces could deal with the rioters and sporadic violence, which continued in some towns and cities for several days.

Millions of people took to the streets in nationwide rallies to reiterate support for the Islamic establishment and condemn the unrests, following scattered riots in some parts of the country.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アフガニスタンは自前では6か月しか軍隊を維持できない

RT2018/1/16
Kabul can't support army without US money more than 6 months – Afghan president
Without American assistance, Kabul can't fight the many militant groups active in the country after 16 years of US involvement. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani says the national army won't last longer than six months on its own.

American taxpayers, who contribute around 90 percent of Afghanistan’s defense budget, are bankrolling a war against terrorists in the county, which the government would not be able to continue without the US funding, Ghani told CBS News on Sunday.

“We will not be able to support our army for six months without US support and US capabilities… Because we don’t have the money,” Ghani said.

Saying that at least “21 international terrorist groups” are operating in his country, Ghani warned that “terrorists can strike at any time.”

“Dozens of suicide bombers are being sent. There are factories producing suicide bombers. We are under siege,” Ghani told the ‘60 Minutes’ program.

In August, US President Donald Trump announced a new Afghanistan strategy and pledged continued American support for the Afghan military. Trump also said that the US contingent in Afghanistan would be expanded. There are about 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan at present, including the 3,000 sent in September, following Trump’s announcement.

This continues the 16-year incursion that has seen over 2,000 US servicemen lose their lives and over $700 billion spent on military assistance, lined with repeated promises of a soon-to-come victory from three successive US presidential administrations.

Last week US military officials told the Wall Street Journal that the Pentagon hopes to increase the American military presence in Afghanistan in time for spring, by deploying an estimated 1,000 new combat advisers to Afghanistan. The Pentagon is also reportedly sending additional unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), as well as helicopters and ground vehicles. With the new arsenal, the US hopes it can finally defeat the Taliban and other insurgent groups in Afghanistan.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリアの穏健な反政府勢力がCIAの金銭、武器供与、指導者派遣の再開を求める

RT2018/1/16
Syrian rebels urge US to ‘turn words into action’ & resume military aid
The Free Syrian Army is seeking the resumption of a suspended CIA military aid program, urging Donald Trump to “turn words into action” and confront what it claims is Iran’s expanding “hegemony” in the region, Reuters reports.

The Free Syrian Army (FSA), an alliance of anti-government insurgent groupings, is trying to persuade the US to revive the defunct CIA program which provided cash, weapons and instructors to “moderate” rebels, a high-ranking rebel official told the news agency.

Mustafa Sejari, a senior FSA official, said President Trump’s decision to suspend the CIA program is only benefiting Iran’s efforts to tighten its grip on the region.

Syrian rebels “endorse President Trump’s statements about the need to confront Iranian hegemony in the region,” but now “it is time to turn words into action,” Sejari said. He claimed that Iranian-backed militias “are expanding without serious resistance.”

The FSA, whose fighters have allegedly been complicit in war crimes and shown an inclination to Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) ideology in the past, “asked for the resumption of aid” and “explained the dangers of leaving moderate FSA forces without support.”

Last July, the Trump administration reportedly ended the clandestine CIA program launched back in 2013 during Barack Obama’s presidency. The program, codenamed Timber Sycamore, had served as the backbone of Washington’s strategy to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, but proved a comprehensive failure.

Besides the CIA program, other US train-and-equip strategies to bolster rebel groups in Syria have also been notoriously underwhelming. In 2015, General Lloyd Austin, CENTCOM commander at the time, told Congress that only four or five US-trained fighters had gone to Syria out of the 5,000 the Pentagon had been counting on.

Earlier that year, then Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the Senate Armed Services Committee that less than 1 percent of the 7,000-strong volunteer group had made it through the US military’s vetting process.

“As of July 3, [2015] we are currently training about 60 fighters,” Carter said. “I can look out at your faces and you have the same reaction I do, which is that that's an awfully small number.”

Moscow has consistently warned against arming the so-called moderate rebel factions in Syria, pointing out that weapons supplied to them often fall into the hands of jihadist groups such as Jabhat al-Nusra (Al-Nusra Front) and IS.

Rights groups allege that some rebel factions might have committed war crimes against civilians. In May 2016, Amnesty International said armed groups surrounding the Sheikh Maqsoud district near Aleppo “have repeatedly carried out indiscriminate attacks that have struck civilian homes, streets, markets and mosques, killing and injuring civilians and displaying a shameful disregard for human life.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:57| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

日本は北朝鮮のミサイル発射を待っている?

RT2018/1/16
Japan public broadcaster falsely reports N. Korean missile launch
Japanese media outlet NHK has apologized for issuing a false report of a North Korean missile launch Tuesday evening local time.
An apology was issued on the Japanese language version of NHK’s website and later shared on its social media platforms.


"Around 6:55pm earlier we reported on the NHK's news site and NHK's news disaster prevention application ‘Pattern of North Korean missile launch’ but this was incorrectly issued. J alert has not appeared. I must sincerely apologize,” the news outlet wrote.

The incident comes just four days after a public warning was issued to residents in Hawaii to “seek immediate shelter” from an alleged incoming ballistic missile which had been launched.

That alert was issued in error by the Hawaii Civil Defense, which apologized profusely and sparked debate online about US President Donald Trump’s rhetoric regarding his country’s nuclear capabilities and the threat posed by the North Korean regime.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:02| Comment(3) | 国際・政治