US-led coalition strikes Syrian army positions in Deir ez-Zor province – state media
US-led coalition aircraft have reportedly bombed Syrian military positions in the Al Bukamal area of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source.

The strike, according to the military source, allegedly targeted a Syrian “military position” in al-Harra, southeast of Al Bukamal. There are dead and wounded following the strike, the source added.

The strike was “probably” carried out by American drones, a source from among the local pro-government forces told Reuters, adding that the attack allegedly targeted Iraqi factions between Albu Kamal and Tanf, as well as Syrian military positions. The reported strike would not be the first time the US-led coalition targeted the positions of Syrian military and pro-Damascus forces in Deir ez-Zor, where the Western-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) operate.

The SDF, with the support of the US-led anti-IS coalition, began Operation Roundup on May 1, with a declared goal of driving out remaining jihadists from the Iraq-Syria border region and the middle Euphrates River Valley. To help their allies gain ground, the coalition has conducted 225 strikes with 280 engagements in May. “This demonstrates a 304 percent increase over the 74 strikes conducted in March and a 123 percent increase over the 183 strikes recorded in April,” the Pentagon noted earlier. US-led strikes in the vicinity of Abu Kamal have been carried out daily during June, allegedly targeting IS positions and supply routes.

Damascus has repeatedly denounced Washington’s actions as a violation of Syrian sovereignty, arguing that the US presence only benefits terrorists and those who want to carve up the country.

“The United States is losing its cards. The main card was Al-Nusra, that was called ‘moderate,’ but when scandals started leaking that they’re not moderate, that they’re Al-Qaeda, which is supposed to be fought by the United States, they started looking for another card. This card is the SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] now,” Bashar Assad told RT in a recent interview, adding that “Americans should leave” Syria, one way or another.

US Aircraft Kills Scores of Iraqi Popular Forces Near Syria Border
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), known by the Arabic name Hashd al-Shaabi, announced that a US airstrike on the Iraqi border with war-torn Syria has claimed the lives of nearly two dozen of its fighters and wounded a dozen others.

“At 10 pm [local time] last night a US aircraft hit a standing headquarters of the brigades 45 and 46 of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces defending the border strip with Syria using two guided missiles which led to the martyrdom of 22 fighters and the injuries of 12 others,” the paramilitary forces said in a statement on Monday, presstv reported.

The PMU, which located the air raid at “700 meters inside Syria”, also demanded “an explanation” on the deadly strike from the American forces present in the region.

It added that such air raids, conducted by the US fighter jets, against its fighters had been “repeated throughout the years of” Washington’s so-called war on “terrorism” in the Arab country.

Hashd al-Shaabi is an Iraqi state-sponsored umbrella organization composed of some 40 groups, which are mainly Shia Muslims. The force reportedly numbers more than 100,000 fighters. Iraqi authorities say there are between 25,000 and 30,000 Sunni tribal fighters within its ranks in addition to Kurdish Izadi and Christian units.

The fighters have played a major role in the liberation of Daesh-held areas to the South, Northeast and North of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, ever since the Takfiri terrorist group launched an offensive in the country in June 2014.

The Iraqi parliament in November 2016 approved a law giving full legal status to Hashd al-Shaabi fighters. It recognized the PMU as part of the national armed forces, placed the volunteer fighters under the command of the prime minister, and granted them the right to receive salaries and pensions like the regular army and police forces.

Iraqi MP: Expulsion of US Forces Minimum Penalty for Attacks against Hashd Al-Shaabi
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi legislator called on the Iraqi government to stop military operations of the so-called anti-ISIL international coalition following the US army attacks on Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces).

Dolat al-Qanoun coalition's representative at the parliament Ferdos al-Awadi was quoted as saying by the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website that the ominous US-led coalition targets and kills the sons of Iraq on a daily basis and supports terrorism against the Iraqi people.

She added that the US attacked the resistance forces and Hashd al-Shaabi last night at the Iraqi-Syrian borders and killed and wounded a number of Iraqi Hezbollah, al-Asae'b and Nujaba forces, noting that the crime cannot be forgiven.

Syrian sources announced that tens of Kata’eb Hezbollah (Iraqi paramilitary) forces were martyred in a drone attack in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzur, bordering Iraq, on Sunday night. Some other sources, including the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, reported that 38 people were killed in the attack.

Al-Awadi said that the coalition's attack against Hashd al-Shaabi which is one of the Iraqi security forces indicates the US hostility towards Iraq and its sovereignty, adding that expulsion of the coalition forces should be the minimum reaction required from the Iraqi government.

She warned that the US-led coalition launches targeted attacks against the resistance forces in the region, saying that a simple investigation into the coalition's measures leaves no doubt that it is the biggest supporter of terrorist organizations in the world.

The coalition has been targeting the military positions in Iraq and Syria in a desperate attempt to raise the collapsed morale of the terrorist organizations due to the achievements of the Syrian army.

The field reports confirm that Washington provides the ISIL with various types of support to prevent its collapse and invest it to keep its forces illegally in the Syrian territory and steal the economic resources in the Eastern region through its mercenaries of terrorist groups.
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WHO: MERS Outbreaks Killed 23 in Saudi Arabia

WHO: MERS Outbreaks Killed 23 in Saudi Arabia
TEHRAN (FNA)- Outbreaks of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), also known as camel flu, claimed the lives of nearly two dozen people in Saudi Arabia in four months.

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the deaths were among 75 laboratory-confirmed cases of MERS coronavirus (MERS-CoV) between January 21 and May 31, World News reported.

One outbreak in February hit a private hospital in Hafr al-Batin region, where the patient passed the disease to three health workers. There was another cluster of six cases in a hospital in the capital Riyadh in the same month. Two other clusters affected households in the Red Sea port city of Jeddah and Najran.

Three MERS cases have been reported this year outside Saudi Arabia. The United Arab Emirates and Oman each reported a case, while in Malaysia a man fell ill after drinking unpasteurized camel milk during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.

The latest figures take the number of confirmed cases to 2,220 since September 2012, including 1,844 from Saudi Arabia. It also takes the total number of deaths from the disease to 790 since it was first diagnosed in humans six years ago.

MERS-CoV is a member of a virus family ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

It appears to have emerged in humans in Saudi Arabia in 2012, although it has been traced in camels, the source of the infection, back to at least 1983.

The disease often infects people with an underlying condition such as diabetes, renal failure or chronic lung disease.

Susceptible people should avoid contact with suspected cases and with camels, and anyone who has contact with animals should wash their hands before and afterwards, according to the WHO.

In recent years, MERS has occurred in Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe, and in the US, with no treatment or preventative medicines to fight disease.

A cousin of SARS, MERS causes coughing, fever, pneumonia and kidney failure, but it does not appear to be as contagious as SARS, which killed some 800 people in a 2003 epidemic.

According to the WHO, the disease has an overall mortality rate of 35 percent.

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IRGC Security Commander: Iranian VIPs Protected against Bioterrorism

IRGC Security Commander: Iranian VIPs Protected against Bioterrorism
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) VIP and Flight Guards Corps Brigadier General Ali Nassiri underlined that his force is giving Iranian officials and figures protection against any bioterrorism attack.

"One of the threats in the field of terrorism is bioterrorism. It is a new threat and has a different form. We have provided the necessary possibilities and trainings against bioterrorism and have indigenized many of these possibilities," General Nassiri said on Tuesday.

He stressed that the skilled IRGC VIP and Flight Guards have been trained to protect the country's officials from the danger of bioterrorism.

Elsewhere, General Nassiri announced the IRGC Flight Guards Corps' willingness to share its experiences with the friendly states.

In relevant remarks in May, General Nassiri said that his forces had thwarted 15 hijacking attempts on Iranian planes in the past 34 years.

"We have had 15 cases of plane hijacking since 1984," General Nassiri told reporters in Tehran, adding that his forces have brought the situation under control in 11 cases and resolved 4 more incidents through talks with hijackers.

He also said no Iranian VIPs have been assassinated since 1980, a year after the Islamic Revolution in Iran, and mentioned that the Iranian nuclear scientists and martyr Ali Sayyad Shirazi were assassinated because they were not protected by bodyguards.

Also, in 2015, an IRGC commander revealed that the flight guard forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps had defused several plots hatched by the terrorist ISIL group to hijack the Iranian planes.

Speaking to FNA on attempts to hijack the Iranian planes in recent years, Deputy Chief Liaison Officer of Flight Guards Corps Ya’qoub Baqeri spoke of the terrorist ISIL group's failed plots in this regard.

"The ISIL and other Salafi groups sought to hit a blow to our country this way, but fortunately, they couldn’t put their plots into practice," Baqeri said.

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EU Could Cancel Brexit Security Deal If UK Quits European Court of Human Rights

EU Could Cancel Brexit Security Deal If UK Quits European Court of Human Rights
TEHRAN (FNA)- If Britain leaves the European Convention of Human Rights after Brexit, it will trigger a “guillotine clause” that will nullify any UK-EU security partnership to fight crime and terrorism, under plans suggested by Brussels, according to a report.

The security agreement would also be cancelled if the European Commission or the European Court of Justice decided that UK data protection standards did not match EU standards, according to slidespresented by the commission to EU 27 diplomats, The Telegraph reported.

Under plans suggested by Brussels, the EU will trigger a “guillotine clause” that will cancel any post-Brexit security partnership with London to fight crime and terrorism.

In its latest publication on a joint security partnership, the bloc has dismissed a number of the UK’s proposals in order to strike the “closest possible” security pact.

In April, the European Council announced its commitment to “establish a partnership in the field of fighting against terrorism and international crime”.

EU member states want to see the UK-EU security partnership to continue after Brexit, according to one EU diplomat. But, huge differences remain in both London and Brussels’ plans to strike such a partnership.

Both sides have stated that they are determined to find an arrangement where they can freely exchange information and support in order to combat terrorism and other crimes across the EU.

However, Brussels has scrutinized British proposals in the Commission’s latest publication on the Brexit negotiations and has proposed several stipulations for a potential deal.

The Commission demanded that in order to protect “fundamental rights”, Britain will have to remain party to the European Convention of Human Rights.

“We will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act while the process of Brexit is underway but we will consider our human rights legal framework when the process of leaving the EU concludes,” according to the document.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has been highly critical of the court in the past. The court, based in Strasbourg, France, was established by the European Convention on Human Rights.
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放っておけない よーく わかります ラーメン

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返信先: @kyuchan100kgさん
7:45 - 2018年6月17日

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返信先: @hunterkaniさん、@kyuchan100kgさん

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2018/6/18 大阪で震度6弱の地震

【大阪で震度6弱、京都で震度5強 津波の心配なし】 7時58分ごろ、大阪府で最大震度6弱の地震が発生しました。

9yo girl, elderly man killed as 6.1 quake strikes Japan


<大阪震度6弱>緊急地震速報、間に合わず 震源近く

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F1 4号機使用済み核燃料プールの核燃料100%が大気放出!

次のNRCの資料の記述には疑問があります。使用済み核燃料プールの核燃料の「100%」が大気放出したという場合、使用済燃料が高温になって溶けて(?)揮発したということになりましょう。そうなっても使用済み核燃料プールの底は大丈夫だった? 様々な放射性物質の蒸気が建屋内に付着したはずなのに4号機のオペレーションフロアにはあまり日を置かずに作業員が立ち入りできるほどに放射能が低い水準だった? 4号機燃料プールの底に水があるかどうかの見方の違いがありましたが、燃料自体が核爆発もせずに揮発してしまう? そんなことはあるのでしょうか。

※ 大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏の2018/6/15のツイート
〔重要〕フクイチ4号機の使用済み核燃料プール(SFP)の核燃、「100%」が大気放出!米NRC(原子力規制委)資料で判明◎米サイトが発掘報道! http://onuma.cocolog-nifty.com/blog1/2018/06/post-21a7.html … 世にも恐ろしい死の灰ハルマゲドン! @Kiyoshi_IWATA @cmk2wl @namiekuwabara @fairewinds @DrHCaldicott @fukushima_actu

※ 大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏の2018/6/15のツイート

※ 桑ちゃん @namiekuwabara氏の2018/6/15のツイート

※ 斜陽国の共謀罪第1号はジミン党 @oldredelephant6氏の11:28 - 2018年6月15日 のツイート


大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏のフォローアップ情報が出ています。

※ 大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏の2018/6/18のツイート
これが画像解析の第一人者、岩田清さんが発掘した、「フクイチ4号機SFP(使用済み核燃料プール)」「空焚き」疑惑を裏付ける決定的な写真だ!  https://twitter.com/Kiyoshi_IWATA/status/1007550389057552384

※ 大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏の2018/6/18のツイート
ということは、米国の調査報道記者、グレッグ・パラストさんがフクイチの「火災抑制システム 機能せず 何者かがデータを偽造し、IAEAの国際基準を骨抜きに」と指摘していたように、「フクイチSFPの防火対策に手抜きがあった」ということか? http://onuma.cocolog-nifty.com/blog1/2011/12/post-262e.html …  @Kiyoshi_IWATA

※ 大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏の2018/6/18のツイート
4号機プールから、水が完全喪失(total loss )!核燃被覆のジルコニウム火災、発生!/日本時間3・15夕発「原子力規制委(NRC)状況アップデート」が急報!◎ これがなんと…「ウィキリークス」の「ヒラリー(当時、米国務長官)Eメール」に記録されていた!! 

※ 大沼安史 @BOOgandhi氏の2018/6/18のツイート
〔フクイチSFP空焚き疑惑〕4号機プール:「私はさら確信を深めています。(プールに)何もない。職業を賭けて言います」NRC 東京チーム・キャップのカスト氏は(2011・3・16米東部時間)ワシントンとの電話会議で明言

※ 桑ちゃん @namiekuwabara氏の2018/6/18のツイート

桑ちゃん @namiekuwabara氏の2018/6/19のツイート
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Caitlin Johnstone
Rogue journalist. Bogan socialist. Anarcho-psychonaut. Guerilla poet. Utopia prepper.

Mattis: Putin Is Trying To “Undermine America’s Moral Authority”

At a graduation ceremony for the US Naval War College (barf), US Secretary of Defense James Mattis asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin “aims to diminish the appeal of the western democratic model and attempts to undermine America’s moral authority,” and that “his actions are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.

This would be the same James Mattis who’s been overseeing the war crimes committed by America’s armed forces during their illegal occupation of Syria. This would be the same United States of America that was born of the genocide of indigenous tribes and the labor of African slaves, which slaughtered millions in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iraq, Libya and Syria for no legitimate reason, which is partnered with Ukrainian Nazis, jihadist factions in Syria and Iranian terror cultists, which supports 73 percent of the world’s dictators, which interferes constantly in the electoral processes of other countries as a matter of policy, which stages coups around the world, which has encircled the globe with military bases, whose FBI still targets black civil rights activists for persecution to this very day, which routinely enters into undeclared wars of aggression against noncompliant governments to advance plutocratic interests, which remains the only country ever to use nuclear weapons on human beings after doing so completely needlessly in Japan, and which is functionally a corporatist oligarchy with no meaningful “democratic model” in place at all.

A casual glance at facts and history makes it instantly clear that the United States has no “moral authority” of any kind whatsoever, and is arguably the hub of the most pernicious and dangerous force ever assembled in human history. But the establishment Russia narrative really is that cartoonishly ridiculous: you really do have to believe that the US government is 100 percent pure good and the Russian government is 100 percent pure evil to prevent the whole narrative from falling to pieces. If you accept the idea that the exchange is anything close to 50/50, with Russia giving back more or less what it’s getting and simply protecting its own interests from the interests of geopolitical rivals, it no longer makes any sense to view Putin as a leader who poses a unique threat to the world. If you accept the idea that the west is actually being far more aggressive and antagonistic toward Russia than Russia is being toward the west, it gets even more laughable.

In order to believe that the US has anything resembling “moral authority” you have to shove your head so far into the sand you get lava burns, but that really is what is needed to keep western anti-Russia hysteria going. None of the things the Russian government has been accused of doing (let alone the very legitimate questions about whether or not they even did all of them) merit anything but an indifferent shrug when compared with the unforgivable evils that America’s unelected power establishment has been inflicting upon the world, so they need to weave a narrative about “moral authority” in order to give those accusations meaning and relevance. And, since the notion of America having moral authority is contradicted by all facts in evidence, that narrative is necessarily woven of threads of fantasy and denial.

Establishment anti-Russia hysteria is all narrative, no substance. It’s sustained by the talking heads of plutocrat-owned western media making the same unanimous assertions over and over again in authoritative, confident-sounding tones of voice without presenting any evidence or engaging with the reality of what Russia or its rivals are actually doing. The only reason American liberals believe that Putin is a dangerous boogieman who has taken over their government, but don’t believe for example that America is ruled by a baby-eating pedophile cabal, is because the Jake Tappers and Rachel Maddows have told them to believe one conspiracy theory and not the other. They could have employed the exact same strategy with any other wholly unsubstantiated conspiracy narrative and had just as much success.

In reality, Russia is nothing other than a rival power structure that the US-centralized empire wants to either collapse or absorb, but they can’t just come right out and tell the public that they’re dangerously escalating tensions with a nuclear superpower because westerners live in an invisible empire ruled by insatiably greedy plutocrats, so they make up nonsense about Putin being some kind of omnipotent supervillain who has infiltrated the highest levels of US government and is trying to take over the world.

Of equal interest to the Defense Secretary’s “moral authority” gibberish is his claim that Putin’s actions “are designed not to challenge our arms at this point but to undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals.”

I mean, like… what? So Russia isn’t challenging America militarily and isn’t taking any actions to attempt to, but it’s trying to, what, hurt America’s feelings? All this new cold war hysteria and nuclear brinkmanship has basically been America acting like a bitchy high school drama queen because Russia is saying mean things about it behind its back? How does a guy named “Mad Dog” get to be such a thin-skinned little snowflake?

I’m just playing. Actually, when Mattis says that the Russian government is trying to “undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals,” he is saying that Moscow is interrupting the lies that Americans are being told about their government by the plutocrat-owned media. As we’ve been discussing a lot recently, control of the narrative is absolutely essential for rulers to maintain their rule. When you hear establishment policy makers babbling about “Russian propaganda” and Putin’s attempts to “undercut and compromise our belief in our ideals,” all that they are saying is that the plutocrats who rule America need to be able to control the way Americans think and vote, and that the Russian government is making it a bit harder for them to do that.

More and more, the threads of the establishment narrative are ceasing to be unconsciously absorbed and are being increasingly consciously examined instead. This development has ultimately nothing to do with Russia and everything to do with our species moving out of its old relationship with mental narrative as it approaches evolve-or-die time in our challenging new world. I am greatly encouraged by what I am seeing.


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