Russia: US Creates Terrorist Reserve in Syria

Russia: US Creates Terrorist Reserve in Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said US special operations forces and other military units have contributed to the creation of a safe haven for terrorists in Western Syria's al-Tanf.

Speaking to the Russian TV news network Rossiya 24, Fomin suggested that Washington is using a zone it controls in western Syria as a cover for terrorists.

"We are concerned about the situation in the 55-kilometer [34-mile] security zone near the settlement of al-Tanf. It is located on the border with Iraq in Western Syria, where a reserve for terrorists has, in fact, been created, and where they are rearmed and prepared for relevant sallies," he pointed out.

Fomin claimed that all this is done "under the leadership of the special operations forces and other units of the United States".

In addition, he mentioned the current humanitarian crisis in the Rukban refugee camp in Western Syria on the outskirts of al-Tanf.

He ascribed this catastrophic humanitarian situation to the US military's reluctance to allow humanitarian convoys to enter Rukban.

In November 2017, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria reported that by creating its own security zone near the base the US established in al-Tanf and declaring the area off-limits, Washington has isolated more than 50,000 people in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Moscow then offered Washington to jointly ensure the security of humanitarian supplies to Rukban. The US-led coalition agreed to cooperate but claimed that they had not received confirmation that Syrian authorities were ready to allow humanitarian convoys to move to the refugee camp.

The US, which entered Syria without getting the go-ahead from the country's authorities, has repeatedly been accused of supporting terrorists. Russia, for its part, is in Syria at the behest of President Bashar Assad and has added considerably to destroying the terrorist group Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) in the country.

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管理者は驚いてしまい、器械をリセットして警報音を消したのだそうです。 ┓(´д`;)┏  




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:11| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故



Washington Post 2018/3/1 President Vladimir Putin says Russia has tested an array of new nuclear weapons invulnerable to enemy intercept
Washington Post 2018/3/1 Putin boasts of new Russian nuclear weapons
The Guardian 2018/3/1 Vladimir Putin threatens US arms race with new missiles announcement
Washington Post 2018/3/1 Putin claims Russia has nuclear arsenal capable of avoiding missile defenses
New York Times 2018/3/1 Putin Shows Off New Weapons, and Warns U.S. and Europe, Too
Al-Jazeera 2018/3/1 Vladimir Putin unveils new nuclear weapons systems
The New Zealand Herald 2018/3/1 Vladimir Putin says Russia has developed an 'unstoppable' nuclear missile
The New Zealand Herald 2018/3/1 Putin: Russia has nuclear weapons impossible to intercept
The New Zealand Herald 2018/3/1 Pentagon: Putin's nuclear weapons claims no surprise
Al-Jazeera 2018/3/1 Putin: Russia has 'undetectable' nuclear missile
The Sydney Morning Herald 2018/3/1 Putin unveils 'invincible' nuclear weapons to counter West
The Guardian 2018/3/1 Putin's missiles are pointing at Tampa Bay but local mayors take laidback view
The Star 2018/3/1 Putin, before vote, unveils 'invincible' nuclear weapons
Washington Post 2018/3/1 Need a name for nuclear weapon? Launch online contest
The New Zealand Herald 2018/3/1 The Latest: White House: US defense capability '2nd to none'
Washington Post 2018/3/2 Russians eager to name new Doomsday weapons
Washington Post 2018/3/2 NATO rejects Putin’s ‘unacceptable’ threats to target allies
Washington Post 2018/3/2 Putin's new missiles could probably strike the U.S.The old ones could, too.
The New Zealand Herald 2018/3/2 US downplays Putin's weapon warning
The Guardian 2018/3/2 Putin's nuclear slideshow reveals Russia's naked ambitions
Washington Post 2018/3/2 Putin: If he could, he’d try to prevent 1991 USSR collapse
New York Times 2018/3/2 Putin Flaunted Five Powerful Weapons. Are They a Threat?


しかもinvincible 無敵な輸送手段を使ってと言っています。








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Iraqi Parliament Tells War-Party Washington: Stop Garrisoning Our Country
TEHRAN (FNA)- For some good reasons, the Iraqi Parliament has passed a resolution this week demanding that the Abadi government set a strict timeline for the withdrawal of all US and other foreign occupying troops from the country.

Ruling coalition MP Husham al-Suhail insists that the Parliament isn’t trying to force any specific timeline on the deal, but wants the government to make it clear, having declared victory against ISIL, when the US-led occupying troops will be gone.

This is welcome news to the long-suffering people of Iraq, particularly after the defeat of ISIL by the allied forces of Iraq, Iran and Popular Mobilisation Units, and because many nations are all making clear their military presence is very temporary. The potential problem, however, is that US has been very public from the start of its 2003 invasion that this is a permanent occupation, and they don’t plan to ever leave.

That potentially brings another showdown between war-party Washington and the Iraqi government, as with the one after the previous US occupation, in which the US failed to get a Status of Forces Agreement and ultimately withdrew. Nor is that all:

A- A list of US military bases and their supported missions, with host nation feelings on the matter, would be exhausting to read, much less compile. Suffice to say, the US military is in a lot of places. It may just be a couple of people or a whole combined combat and command unit. It's a lot.

B- Just like in Iraq, the US has approximately 20 illegal military bases inside Syria at this point, almost all of them in Kurdish-controlled territory. This is a plausible figure. Since the US has no plan to ever leave Syria, it is safe to conclude that it plans to surely use its bases in Iraq to continue the dangerous regime-change campaign against Damascus, which will create diplomatic spat between Iraqi and Syrian governments – a regional disaster Israel will be more than happy to see for its dubious benefit. And the Iraqis are preparing to stand up to this plan.

C- US military bases in Iraq and Syria are not designed to support the national security goal of host nations or overall regional stability. These bases mostly support Washington’s expansionist goals, whether security, financial, relationship, or a combination of all this to also support Israel.

D- There are no post-war basing agreements that are considered strategically legal to counter possible ISIL terrorist attacks. Most of the deployments support bottling up the spread of Iranian-Russian influence across the post-ISIL region. To that end, many troops are placed in permanent bases, using host facilities for short-term missions, either in direct support of combat units or as logistics bases to back terror proxies, separatist militants, and/or target Iranian-Russian forces and their allies.

E- Of note, many terrorist groups near these bases see significant military gains just from the US members based there. When bases in Syria were recently used to support or evacuate terrorist militants and commanders, or to attack pro-Syrian government forces and allies, both Moscow and Damascus protested and implored Washington to insist on it continuing.

F- This is also happening in Iraq, and many bases actually have seen significant local protests for supporting terrorist groups and attacking civilian objects. This is especially common after US forces commit crimes against the local citizens. These disgraceful acts have strategic ripples in many cases, resulting in changes to basing agreements, the latest of which is for the Iraqi Parliament to ask the self-appointed world police to withdraw its occupying troops.

Opened to its full extent, this is indeed what the post-ISIL Iraq needs. There are no basing agreements between Baghdad and Washington. Moreover, the self-appointed world police and its illegal military bases are in no way there to deter sectarian hostility, much less fight terrorism, keep Iraq in one piece, and foster stability in the region. Simply put, they are there to further US interests.

The real crux of the problem is that the US also continues to build up its military because it sparks higher spending on defense and arms from the countries in the region, leads to further sectarian conflicts and discord, diverts money to military spending, and reduces what a nation is going to spend on many other programs, including, in the case of Iraq and Syria, to rebuild themselves after the ISIL war. This alone can be destabilizing in these countries.
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豪雪被害の皆様にはお見舞いを でも気温上昇が始まりました

北海道の読者から豪雪で閉じ込められたとのお便りをいただきました。でも、場所はスキー場のあるリゾートですよね。なんで、雪が降って陸の孤島になるの? という疑問も。






posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:16| Comment(1) | 福島原発事故

ロシアの新兵器 米国政府の困惑 予算を増やせば戦力が上がるとは限らない

US ‘not surprised’ by Russia’s new nukes, boasts about own ‘unmatched’ arsenal (VIDEO)
The US White House and Pentagon have dismissed Russia’s new nuclear arsenal as “no surprise.” American officials took the opportunity to accuse Russia of treaty violations and boast that their arsenal is “second to none.”

“We’ve been watching Russia for a long time. We’re not surprised,” said Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White following Vladimir Putin’s state of the nation address. Putin had unveiled a new Russian strategic arsenal that he said was bound to make Washington stop looking down on Moscow. Russia’s new deterrent, Putin said, is invulnerable to interception.

“America is moving forward to modernize our nuclear arsenal and make sure our capabilities aren’t being matched,” White bragged in response.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated the theme, pointing to America’s massive military budget, as well as US President Donald Trump’s own nuclear doctrine.

“US defense capabilities are and will remain second to none, and now because of the new defense budget of $700 billion our military will be far stronger than ever,” Sanders said. “As the president’s nuclear posture review made clear, America is moving forward to modernize our nuclear arsenal and ensure our capabilities are unmatched.

She also accused Russia of violating a 1980s missile treaty. “President Putin has confirmed what the United States government has known all along, which Russia has denied: Russia has been developing destabilizing weapons systems for over a decade in direct violations of its treaty obligations,” Sanders said.

At the State Department, spokeswoman Heather Nauert attacked the CGI video simulation played during Putin speech to demonstrate the new missiles’ capabilities. Nauert claimed it depicted an attack on the US, despite there being no depictions of presumed targets or points of impact. When journalists in the briefing room, both Russian and American, pointed out that detail, she deflected their comments.

During his address, Putin said everything Russia is doing to strengthen its defenses is within existing arms control agreements. “I should specifically say that Russia’s growing military strength is not a threat to anyone; we have never had any plans to use this potential for offensive – let alone aggressive – goals.”

Russia’s embassy to the US issued a separate statement, pointing out that the Sarmat missile Putin showcased is within the provisions of the 1982 INF treaty.

President Putin rebuffed accusations by Western media outlets that he was starting a new arms race. That race, he said, was kicked off when the US pulled out of a 30-year anti-ballistic-missile treaty with the Soviet Union and Russia. “If we are to speak of an arms race, then an arms race started precisely at that point,” he told NBC host Megyn Kelly in an interview, referring to a decision taken by George W. Bush in 2002.
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‘Listen to us now’: Putin unveils new Russian nuclear arsenal

@ 大陸間弾道ミサイル SarmatまたはRS-28と呼ばれる。射程が長くロシアから南極経由で米国に達しうる。北極に近いアラスカに配置された迎撃ミサイル網は役に立たない。
One system is the new Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) called Sarmat, or RS-28. It’s already well-known, but Putin stressed that its increased range allows the missile to reach US territory from Russia via a South Pole route. The US has dozens of interceptor missiles deployed in Alaska on the presumption that Russia’s ICBMs would approach from that direction, which would not be the case with Sarmat.

A ほぼ無制限の射程を持つ巡航ミサイル。超小型原子炉を推進機関とする。名称募集中。早期探知を回避するため低空度で飛びミサイル防衛システムを回避のためコースを変更できる。
One is a yet-to-be-named cruise missile with an almost unlimited range.
This is achieved thanks to a highly-efficient on-board miniaturized nuclear reactor, which powers the flight. Such a missile can fly low enough to avoid early detection, can change course to avoid enemy anti-missile assets along its path, and maneuver to pierce the anti-missile systems protecting its target.
According to Putin, Russia successfully tested a nuclear-propelled cruise missile at the end of 2017. It is now developing a new class of strategic weapons, he added.
ロシアの巡航ミサイルが外国人の詰める作戦司令室を爆撃 30人のイスラエル人らが死亡

地上から反撃すれば空から見つけられて攻撃される 世界の軍事関係者が固唾を呑むロシアの空爆作戦

B 耐久性の高い水中ドローン。超小型原子炉を使った無人潜水艦。水中深度が深く、潜水艦の数倍のスピードで航行できるとされています。
Putin also said that miniaturization of a nuclear reactor gave Russia another advanced weapons system in the form of a high-endurance underwater drone. The drone can dive “really very deep” and travel between continents at a speed that is several times higher than that of a submarine, a modern torpedo or even a surface ship, he said.

In December 2017, Russia completed the trials of a nuclear reactor which gives the drones such capabilities. The reactor is “100 times smaller” than those used by nuclear-propelled submarines and generates more power, Putin said. It can also reach its peak power 200 times faster than a conventional nuclear power plant.

C 宇宙から展開される超音速滑空式弾頭を開発中。宇宙空間に打ち上げたロケットやミサイルから発射されるのでしょう。多数の弾頭が超音速で降下してくれば迎撃ミサイルは役に立ちません。音速の20倍だそうです。
Another weapon that is being developed, but which was not shown being tested because its appearance is classified, according to Putin, is a hypersonic glider warhead deployed from space. Russia first tested one back in 2004 and has made significant progress since, the president said. The glider can fly in the atmosphere at speeds of over Mach-20 and can withstand a heat of up to 2,000C (3,632F) generated by air fiction. The system is in series production and is called Avangard (“advance guard” in Russian).

D レーザー兵器、地上から戦闘機を操縦不能にすることが目的と見られます。
The last weapon system showcased by Putin during his speech was a combat laser, which he said Russia had started to deploy last year. A small video clip showed what presumably is an anti-aircraft laser system, but no test footage was shown.

ロシアが電磁波兵器の実用化へ試験 戦闘機が操縦不能に?
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‘Descent into hell is easy’: Chinese state media warns growing US-Taiwan ties could lead to war

‘Descent into hell is easy’: Chinese state media warns growing US-Taiwan ties could lead to war
Beijing has issued an ominous warning to Taiwan over a pending US law that would strengthen ties between Washington and the island nation, with Chinese state media even suggesting it could lead to an open conflict.

China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said that the passage of the Taiwan Travel Act was a direct affront to Beijing’s ‘One China’ principle, which does not recognize Taiwan as a sovereign state and calls for eventual unification with the mainland.

“We also sternly warn Taiwan: do not rely on foreigners to build yourselves up, or it will only draw the fire upon you,” the government bureau said in a short statement.

The US legislation, which only needs President Donald Trump’s signature to become law, will allow US officials to travel to Taiwan to meet with their Taiwanese counterparts, permit top Taiwanese officials to visit the US and meet US officials, and encourage closer economic ties between the two countries. China’s Foreign Ministry “resolutely opposes” the US legislation and has already lodged a formal complaint with Washington.

Chinese state media predicted that the bill, if signed into law, could embolden Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen to seek full independence for the island, potentially triggering China’s Anti-Secession Law. Passed in 2005, the legislation allows Beijing to “use force to prevent the island from seceding,” an editorial in the official China Daily warned.

“Since the US is bound by domestic law to act on behalf of the island in that instance, it would only give substance to the observation that the descent into hell is easy,” the editorial added.

The state-run Global Times took a similar position, warning in its own editorial that US political ambitions in the region could force China’s hand, resulting in “targeted measures against pro-independence forces in Taiwan.”

Citing “the strength of the People’s Liberation Army,” the Global Times argued that mainland China now enjoys “unparalleled strategic initiative across the Taiwan Straits.” The paper added that “the military and political situation across the [Taiwan] Straits” has “fundamentally changed.”

Despite the stern warnings from Beijing, Taiwan has welcomed the US legislation. Describing Washington as a “solid ally,” Premier Willian Lai said on Friday that he “wholeheartedly” anticipates that the law will “further raise the substantive relationship between Taiwan and the United States.”

The United States currently has no formal ties with Taiwan, but serves as the island’s main arms provider and is bound by law to help defend the territory.

The Taiwan Relations Act stipulates that the US provide Taiwan with all necessary arms to ensure the island’s self-defense from potential attacks. While the law does not require the US to directly intervene in the case of an attack against Taiwan, it leaves all military options on the table.

In January, Taiwanese troops staged live-fire exercises on simulating a response to an invasion. Taipei did not specify that the annual drill simulated an invasion by China, but said it was intended to “show determination to safeguard peace in the Taiwan Strait and national security.” Tsai had warned a month earlier that tensions between Taiwan and China must not be resolved through military force.

Meanwhile, Beijing is trying to integrate the Taiwanese into mainland China via legislative moves. China's Taiwan Affairs Office on Wednesday announced 31 new measures designed to make it easier for Taiwanese to invest, work and study on the mainland.
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