Moscow: WHO must clarify sources behind statement on 500 victims in Douma
The WHO may have fallen for lies coming from flawed sources, when it released a statement reporting that 500 people with signs of chlorine poisoning had been treated in Syria’s Douma, said a senior Russia diplomat.

The statement released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday cited “Health Cluster partners” as the source of the information, which the UN body called a source of serious concern. Moscow believes that, considering the controversy surrounding Douma, the WHO has to clarify who those sources were exactly.

“According to our information, those partners are no one else than representatives of the notorious White Helmets group,” Gennady Gatilov, Russian envoy to the Geneva offices of the United Nations, told journalists.

“We asked the WHO to name those partners, the hospitals where the alleged 500 patients were treated, report who counted that number, who diagnosed them and so on,” he said, adding that the WHO staff “failed to provide detailed information to substantiate the claims in the statement.”

The diplomat added that under Russian pressure, the WHO said that the sources they received the information from were not based in Syria. Instead, the information came from the Turkish city of Gaziantep, “which explains why we have serious reservations about” the source, the diplomat said.

“There is only one operational hospital in Douma now. All the others are no longer operational,” Gatilov stated. “We cannot exclude that the WHO leadership had been pressured by some Western powers, which are interested in escalating the tension over Syria.”

The nature of the incident in Douma, which was reported on April 7 by pro-jihadist sources, remains a matter of debate. The sources blamed it on the Syrian government, with some nations, like the US, taking the report at face value and claiming that it justifies military action against the government forces. Moscow says the report's evidence of the alleged attack was fabricated with an apparent goal to draw the US into attacking the victorious Syrian Army troops.

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons announced on Tuesday that it will deploy a fact-finding mission to Douma, with Damascus pledging full cooperation to inspectors.

Haley uses child victims as tool v Russia – after US called civilian casualties a ‘fact of life’
Children suffering in war have become tools for the West, with Nikki Haley stating that Russia’s hands are “covered in their blood” in Syria. However, the US seems to not mind “collateral damage” in the wars it’s backing.

Speaking at the UN Security Council meeting following an alleged chemical attack in Syria, the US ambassador said that “the Russian regime, whose hands are all covered in the blood of Syrian children, cannot be ashamed by pictures of its victims – we’ve tried that before.”

It’s a common tale to come out of Washington and the US media, in an apparent attempt to gain support for American foreign policy when it comes to Russia and Syria – in particular, a new military intervention. However, US officials and media appear to be focused on some war victims, while turning a blind eye on victims of campaigns the American military took part in, be it in Syria’s Raqqa or Iraq’s Mosul. In his infamous comment on CBS, US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said civilian deaths in the war against terrorism are merely a “fact of life.”

In addition, America seems to ignore the plight of children in Yemen, many of whom are on the brink of famine. Instead, Washington continues to assist the Saudi-led coalition in its bombing campaign. And it wasn't long ago that US President Donald Trump touted America’s billion-dollar arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

Then there’s Afghanistan, where the US has for years been responsible for deaths and injuries of innocent civilians – including children. Their stories have been left untold in the mainstream media. Some of the relatives of those killed by American troops have been trying to fight for justice, but the most they can usually get is a formal apology.

One can only wonder if the US administration itself can be “ashamed” of the daily victims of wars it started or facilitated – all the while using children to justify new invasions and bombing.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治








※ 毎日新聞2018年4月10日 東京朝刊
福島第1原発事故 水産物禁輸巡り 韓国政府が上訴 WTO勧告に不服



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:31| Comment(3) | 福島原発事故

ロシア:ミサイルを撃墜し発射施設を攻撃と表明 シリア危機

the Jerusalem Post April 11, 2018 08:22
Russian official: If U.S. attacks, we will return fire to launch positions
IF the U.S decides to attack Syria militarily in response to the chemical attack in Douma, Russia will intercept its missiles and target the sources they were fired from, Russia's ambassador the Lebanon said on Tuesday.
During an interview to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar news site, Alexander Zasypkin accused Washington of using the chemical attack, which Russia denies took place, to stage an attack against Russia's ally Syria.
“If there is an American strike, then we ... will shoot down rockets and target the positions from where they were launched,” Zasypkin said. “In the past few days, we have seen an escalation towards a significant crisis."

Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, launch sites targeted – Russian envoy to Lebanon

共同2018/4/11 18:58

Trump: Get ready Russia, missiles will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart’!
Donald Trump warned Russia to "get ready" after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. "They will be coming, nice and new and smart," Trump tweeted.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!

The tweet appears to be an unofficial announcement of the "major decisions" which Trump said Washington would soon be making regarding the alleged chemical attack in Syria.

It comes after Russia vowed to shoot down any US missiles aimed at Syria. “If there is an American strike, then we... will shoot down the missiles and target the positions from where they were launched,” Alexander Zasypkin, the Russian envoy to Beirut, said on Wednesday. “In the past few days, we have seen an escalation towards a significant crisis."

Trump has been quick to point the finger at Syrian President Bashar Assad regarding the alleged chemical attack, despite the fact that investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have yet to begin an official investigation into the matter.

His allegations also come after the Russian military traveled to the scene of the alleged incident and determined that there was no evidence of any chemical attack.

Trump isn't the only US official to prematurely point the finger at Assad. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was quick to call him a "monster" following reports of the alleged attack. She referred to the Syrian government as a "murderous regime."

Meanwhile, Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has warned against the US carrying out an "illegal military endeavor," adding that he hopes Washington "comes to its senses."

Trump has been holding calls with his British and French counterparts. It remains unclear whether the UK will take part in military action, after a report in The Times suggested that Prime Minister Theresa May is waiting until there's evidence of Syria's culpability for the alleged attack.

Moscow to Trump: Are ‘smart’ missiles an attempt to destroy alleged chem attack evidence in Syria?
Responding to a threat from US President Donald Trump, who said Russia should prepare for “nice new and smart missiles” launched by America at Syria, Moscow said if the weapons were smart, they would target terrorists.

“Smart missiles should fly towards terrorists, not [Syria’s] lawful government, which has spent several years fighting against international terrorism on its territory,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said in response to Trump’s tweet on Wednesday.

She added the US may be seeking to undermine an inspection by chemical weapons experts, who are planning to investigate on the ground in Syria after the alleged attack which sparked the current confrontation between Russia and the US.

“Are the OPCW inspectors aware that smart missiles are about to destroy all evidence of the chemical weapons use on the ground? Or is that the actual plan – to cover up all evidence of this fabricated attack with smart missile strikes, so that international inspectors had no evidence to look for?” Zakharova asked.

Trump’s threat comes in apparent response to remarks by Russia’s ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, who said Russian troops deployed in Syria have legal grounds to shoot down any American missiles attacking targets there, and may do so in case of an attack.

US Mulls Powerful Strike on Syria, 22 Targets Include Russian Sites
TEHRAN (FNA)- While Moscow and Damascus are pressing for a fair investigation, maintaining that it was a false flag attack, US President Donald Trump and his advisers have been discussing a military response to the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Douma.

According to the New York Times, White House staffers and national security officials are concerned that an attack of the same scale as last year’s strike on a Syrian base would prove ineffective at halting Damascus, Sputnik reported.

The US Administration officials expect that use of force is the only credible deterrent against further chemical attacks, suggesting hitting a few targets and extending strikes beyond a single day.

The White House has also canceled the President’s long-scheduled trips to Peru and Colombia so that Trump may focus on response to Syria.

At the same time, US authorities are not disclosing the details of the potential military response, however, the President has recently spoken with several world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Qatari Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and agreed not to allow chemical weapons to be used in Syria, while it remains unclear whether any of Washington allies will take part in the strikes.

Earlier, the US Navy had announced its decision to deploy the USS Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group to the Middle East, along with the guided-missile cruiser USS Normandy and destroyers USS Arleigh Burke, USS Bulkeley, USS Forrest Sherman and USS Farragut. While the Navy has described the move as a “planned redeployment”, it came shortly after Washington had accused Damascus of using chemical weapons.

According to a report by Turkish media, the US has designated 22 top targets on Syria’s territory. The targets are reportedly located in the province of Homs, as well as near Russian naval facility in Tartus, where Russian servicemen are currently deployed.

It added that the United States, the UK, France and Israel will carry out coordinated airstrikes against Syria, paying particular attention to military airbases in Homs, Damascus, Tartus, Hama, Deir Ezzur, Raqqa and Al-Hasakah. The allies will reportedly use land, sea and air missiles to attack Syria.

Washington is weighing a military response after several media outlets reported, citing militants, that the Syrian authorities had used chemical weapons against civilians in the city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta, with the infamous White Helmets posting unverified pictures and videos allegedly showing the aftermath of the chlorine gas attack. Mainstream media immediately picked up the story, with some reporting that tens of people had died of “widespread suffocation”.

The United States immediately accused Damascus of the attack, claiming that the Syrian government, who has a "history" of using such weapons, was “not in dispute”. The US President held a phone conversation with his French counterpart, having “exchanged data” allegedly confirming the weapons’ use in Douma, and then made another call to the UK PM to discuss the issue. The three leaders have agreed to cooperate closelywith international partners to hold the perpetrators accountable.

Meanwhile, Syrian officials have denied the allegations, arguing that the chemical attack was staged by terrorists, and the government did not need such measures to curb the militants, as the armed forces had nearly liberated Douma.

Responding to the typically unverified claims, the Russian Defense Ministry stressed that the reports about the alleged use of weapons of mass destruction by the Syrian forces were being spread by the White Helmets, who have been repeatedly busted for fabricating stories and providing fake footage. According to Moscow, no traces of chemical agents had been found in the area where the alleged attack had taken place, and the information was being used to undermine the ceasefire in Syria and prevent the envisaged evacuation of militants from Douma.

The Russian Reconciliation Center has spoken with doctors in the town, as well as the Syrian Red Crescent, who reported that they had not received any patients with signs of chemical poisoning.

A year ago, the US President ordered the launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles on Syria’s Shayrat military base in response to another unverified chemical attack, when his daughter Ivanka, “heartbroken and outraged”, showed pictures of babies allegedly affected by sarin gas used by Bashar al-Assad.

Media reported, based on data provided by the White Helmets, that a chemical attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province which killed 80 people and injured over 300 – the incident was blamed on Damascus, which vehemently denied the accusations, saying that the government could not use chemical weapons, because it had one, as was confirmed by the OPCW.

Official: Russia to Respond Instantly If Its Military in Syria Hit by US Strike
TEHRAN (FNA)- First deputy chairman of the Russian upper house's Defense Committee Yevgeny Serebrennikov said Wednesday that Moscow will respond immediately if its military in Syria gets hit by a possible US airstrike.

Russia’s Hmeymim airbase and Tartus naval base, as well as Russian servicemen deployed in Syria are under firm protection as the United States is anticipated to carry out airstrikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapon attack in the city of Douma, Serebrennikov told Sputnik.

“As the Defense Ministry has already pointed out, the Russian military bases in Hmeymim and Tartus are under firm protection. At the same time, we expect that in the event of US strikes, if any, the lives of our servicemen will not be in danger. I think that the United States understands this and will not allow it, because otherwise Russia's response will be immediate, as the chief of the Russian General Staff has said," Serebrennikov stressed.

ロイター2018年4月12日 / 07:11
[ワシントン 11日 ロイター] - 米ホワイトハウス報道官は11日、トランプ大統領は化学兵器使用疑惑が出ているシリアに対する行動の具体的な行程表をまだ策定していないと述べた。








posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:05| Comment(4) | 国際・政治

スクリパル中毒事件 私はこう見る


数日前から娘のYuliaの容態は安定している、回復していると伝えられていましたが、父親も意識不明ではないようですから、どうなっているの? というところです。

















2018/4/2のRTの記事によると、娘のYulia SkripalのSNSアカウントに危篤状態にあった2018/3/7の朝にアクセスがあったとされています。
Последнее посещение 7 марта 2018 в 8:35





 3月12日 午前5時放送(BBCの放送は日本時間午前3時)に出来の悪い芝居だとよくわかる部分があったので書き起こしました。(ちょっと長いですが)



@この主席医務官(Dame SALLY DAVIES Chief Medical Officer,England)は街かどで立ち話でもするように濃いサングラスを掛けたまま「アドバイス」をしている。彼女はデマの片棒を担ぐ芝居に自信が無かったのでサングラスで眼を隠したらしい。そもそも、それほど危険だというなら、汚染があるかも知れない一般市民にそのような伝え方をすべきではない事くらいは知っているはず。




ぜんまいPCさん ありがとうございます。テレビないのでご教示いただいて初めて知りました。洗濯しろという指示はテキスト情報でも流れていましたが。テーブルも汚染されていた?






ロシアのザハロバによれば、ノビチョークの起原として可能性があるのは、the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Sweden, the United Kingdom, or the United States。










Ermakov said ・・・“Logic suggests that there are only two possible things. Either the British authorities are not able to provide protection from such a, let’s say, terrorist attack on their soil, or they – whether directly or indirectly, ・・・ have orchestrated an attack on a Russian citizen,







ソールズベリーから8マイル離れたところには秘密化学研究所があり、英国当局には、$66.8 million、約70億円を投じて化学兵器防衛センターを作る計画がある。



@ まったくの偽旗作戦。スクリパル父子は、症状を発現させるためフェンタニルの過剰服用などを行ったのかもしれないが、致命的な毒薬への曝露はない。

A 目的は、同じくスピンだが、ノビチョークかそれ相当の毒薬が使われた。スクリパル父子は、傷害を受けている。ロシアを犯人扱いするためにノビチョークの名前が出ている。この場合には、なぜ娘を巻き込んだのかという疑問が残る。後で事実が発覚したときのリスクはとてつもなく大きい。

B ノビチョークを使用した暗殺未遂事件。仕掛けは米国で欧州の反ロ感情を煽るのが目的。ノビチョークの出所はロシアではないから、これの分析を担当する国際機関が板挟みになり、真相は出てこない。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:09| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

Syrian rebel militants to launch counter-offensive if US strikes Assad troops – commander

Syrian rebel militants to launch counter-offensive if US strikes Assad troops – commander
Syrian militants will launch an offensive to capture government-held areas, if the US goes ahead with a strike and weakens the Syrian Army’s positions, a rebel commander has said.

In a hardly surprising admission, an oft-cited Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander said the possible strike against Syria mulled by US President Donald Trump would play into the hands of militants seeking to topple Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

“We will try to take advantage of this strike on the battlefield first of all, since these strikes will lead to the dispersion of the regime's forces, the chaos in its ranks and the rout of the regime. Such circumstances will subsequently prepare the armed forces of revolution for launching attacks, during which it will be possible to regain control of certain areas and capture new ones,” Fateh Hassoun told RIA Novosti, also arguing that the possible US strike would pave the way for “real” negotiations.

“As forces of political opposition, we will use the political weakness of the regime. It can possibly become an influence lever to push Russia in order to start real negotiations,” Hassoun said.

Washington has been threatening to launch an attack on Syria following a reported chemical incident in the city of Douma, which supposedly occurred on Saturday. Pro-militant sources accused the Syrian army of dropping a chlorine-filled munition on the area, killing and injuring dozens of civilians. Russian military specialists who visited the location of the alleged attack after the militants left the area, found no signs of chemical weapons use or victims of the purported incident.

Trump vowed to make a “major decision” following the reported incident. On Wednesday, he confirmed his intention to launch strikes on Syria, tweeting that Russia should “get ready” and brace for the incoming missiles, which would be “nice and new and ‘smart.’” Ahead of the US president’s statement, Russian officials vowed to shoot down any incoming projectiles in Syria and target the locations from which they would be launched.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:32| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

東グータでシリア軍が英軍兵士を捕獲 NATOの兵士がテロリストとともに活動している これが欧米の侵略戦争であることの何よりの証拠です


Syrian Army Captures British Military Men in Eastern Ghouta
TEHRAN (FNA)- A number of British military men were held captive by the Syrian army in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, media reports disclosed on Wednesday, saying that they had infiltrated the region for the last month US plot to attack Damascus in collaboration with terrorists and NATO forces that failed.

The Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel's correspondent in Moscow reported that a number of British forces have been captured during the military operations in Eastern Ghouta.

Earlier reports had disclosed last month that foreign military forces were deployed in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus to launch a ground assault against Damascus in cooperation with the US.

The US and Israel planned to launch attacks on Damascus from several fronts in collaboration with the NATO and Jordan, but the plot failed after the Syrian army scored rapid, major victories in Eastern Ghouta.

Informed sources disclosed that the US and Israel intended to support the terrorists in Eastern Ghouta by airstrikes so that they could capture vast areas of Damascus to pave the ground for the Syrian government's collapse.

"After the plot was disclosed, the Syrian-Russian military commanders started operations in Eastern Ghouta to repel it," the sources said.

After the failure of the plot in March, the US and Turkey sought to rescue the foreign militants trapped in Eastern Ghouta of Damascus and take them to Idlib as they were facing the Syrian army's rapid advances in the region.

After the army's expanding march in Eastern Ghouta and failure of the US-Israeli plot to conduct an effective offensive on Damascus, the US command center rushed to evacuate allied militants and agents operating for Israel, Jordan and NATO from the region.

Informed sources then said although the Turkish officials said they were ready to help evacuation of al-Nusra Front (Tahrir al-Sham Hay'at or the Levant Liberation Board) terrorists from Eastern Ghouta to take them to Idlib, this seemed to be a cover as they really meant to rescue their special foreign forces that were among the ranks of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra in Syria.

"Therefore, the US has ordered Jeish al-Islam, Faylaq al-Rahman and other terrorist groups to allow evacuation of civilians from Eastern Ghouta to army-held regions in a bid to provide the ground for these foreign agents to also leave Ghouta in disguise and enable the Turkish intelligence service to send them to specified regions in al-Tanf and Northern Syria which are under the control of the US troops," they said.

Yet, the US operations room in al-Tanf base ordered end of all operations by the aforementioned allied forces after the terrorists were defeated in Eastern Ghouta and the collapse of the two towns of al-Nashabiyeh and al-Mohammadiyeh on the first days of the Syrian army's offensives in Eastern Ghouta.

Also the US CENTCOM urged withdrawal of allied forces from Eastern Ghouta to Arabayn, Zamalka and Douma before dividing Ghouta into three areas to pave the ground for their withdrawal from Ghouta region.

Militants allied to the US troops in Eastern Syria had revealed in March that the US planned to stage the attack in a different region further to the East between the provinces of Homs and Deir Ezzur.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:42| Comment(0) | 国際・政治