Breaking: Syrian Army unleashes big assault across Hama-Idlib axis

Breaking: Syrian Army unleashes big assault across Hama-Idlib axis

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a big assault across the Idlib-Hama axis this afternoon, following a rather quiet morning in northwest Syria.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the attack by heavily targeting the Islamist rebels near the Masasneh Checkpoint.
According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army managed to eliminate an entire group of Jaysh Al-Izza fighters, including two snipers.

Following this attack, the Syrian Arab Army began targeting Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s trenches around the western axis of Tal Wast.

The Syrian Arab Army was able to destroy at least three trenches belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham before they shifted their attention to the Idlib Governorate.

Using surface-to-surface missiles, the Syrian Arab Army heavily shelled the town of Tamanah, hitting a number of jihadist installations in the process.

The Syrian Arab Army is now focusing most of their attack on the towns of Tamanah and Sukeek, which are both located in the southern part of the Idlib Governorate.

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スクリパル事件容疑者として英国から名指しされたロシア人2名のインタビュー 大変面白い


‘We’re not agents’: UK’s suspects in Skripal case talk exclusively with RT’s editor-in-chief


Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning and are now scared to go outside, after the UK pointed to them as Russian intelligence agents on a kill mission.

The two men reached out to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan, as they wanted to tell their story. The first thing she asked them was to confirm their names, and they said that they were indeed Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and that those were their real names.

She then asked them whether they worked for the GRU – Russian intelligence. They immediately denied it.

“You honestly look very tense,” Simonyan noted.

“And how would you look after all of that?” Petrov responded, before Boshirov said the British investigation “ruined their lives.”

“Well, we came there [to the UK] on March 2, then went to a railway station to see the timetable. We arrived in Salisbury on March 3 and tried to walk through the town, but we lasted for only half an hour because it was covered in snow,” Petrov said.

“Of course, we went there to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum, but we couldn’t do it because there was muddy slush everywhere. The town was covered by this slush. We got wet, took the nearest train and came back [to London].”

“We spent no more than an hour in Salisbury, mainly because of the lags between trains,” Boshirov said.“Maybe we did [approach] Skripal’s house, but we don’t know where is it located.”

“On March 4 we returned [to Salisbury] because everything had melted away in London, there was warm and sunny weather. We specifically went there [again] to see the Old Sarum and the cathedral and decided to finish this thing on March 4," said Petrov.

Simonyan clarified: “What thing?”

“To see the cathedral,” Petrov replied.

When Margarita Simonyan asked the two men whether they had Novichok or any poison with them, they emphatically said no. Then she asked whether they had the Nina Ricci perfume bottle that has been shown as evidence.

“Isn't it silly for decent lads to have women’s perfume? The customs are checking everything, they would have questions as to why men have women’s perfume in their luggage. We didn’t have it,” Boshirov said.

Both Petrov and Boshirov sounded distressed as they spoke about how their lives had changed since they were named in the UK as Russian intelligence agents, who attempted to poison the Skripals.

“When your life turned upside down, you don’t know what to do and where to go. We’re afraid of going out, we fear for ourselves, our lives and lives of our loved ones,” Boshirov said.

Asked whether they had recently been to any European state, the two said they were.

“Sure… in Switzerland we were for a couple of times… we spent New year in Switzerland.” The journey was part of their vacation, however the two have also been in Europe to do business that is related to sports nutrition.

“We examine the market, look if there is something new – some biologically active additives, amino acids, vitamins, microelements. We pick up the most necessary, come here and decide how to deliver the new products from this market here.”

After asked if they were people on the screenshots released by the UK, the men said they indeed were.

“Yes. We have these clothes, this jacket is hanging in my wardrobe. The shoes are bought in England…This is the clothes were are currently wearing.”

“Are these clothes currently in Russia?” Simonyan asked.

“Yes, of course, we can show it.”

The RT editor-in-chief also touched upon the most puzzling picture of the two, the photo from the Gatwick airport.

“Here is the picture that puzzled the whole world, Gatwick airport, you are leaving through a gate literally in the same times, almost the same second. How did it happen?” she asked.

“We always go together through the same corridor and the same custom service officer or a policeman. One goes, the other waits. We went through the corridor together, we always [do it] together. How did it happen? It’s better to ask them [UK police],” Boshirov replied.

Skripal poisoning suspects get really awkward talking about why they spent all their time together
Arguably the most awkward moments in the interview, which the two men named by Britain as suspects in the Skripal affair gave to RT’s editor-in-chief, came when their straightness came into question.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are suspected by the UK of being Russian military intelligence agents, who were sent to Britain to assassinate former double agent Sergei Skripal. They came to RT to deny the claim. But apparently being perceived as a gay couple seemed to them at least as dreadful as being suspected of having used a chemical weapon, killing one person.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are suspected by the UK of being Russian military intelligence agents, who were sent to Britain to assassinate former double agent Sergei Skripal. They came to RT to deny the claim. But apparently being perceived as a gay couple seemed to them at least as dreadful as being suspected of having used a chemical weapon, killing one person.

When asked by RT’s editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan about whether they had a Nina Ricci perfume bottle when they arrived in London, Boshirov objected the very idea that he or his friend would carry one.

“Don't you think that it's kind of stupid for two straight men to carry perfume for ladies?” he said, adding that such a possession would have been found by the British customs officers, who would see it as “suspicious”.

“Even an ordinary person would have questions. Why would a man need perfume for women?” agreed Petrov.

Simonyan jumped on the awkward vibe and pressed forward: “Speaking of straight men, all footage features you two together … What do you have in common that you spend so much time together?”

The only thing Boshirov came up with in response was “let's not breach anyone's privacy” and complained that instead of protection the two were expecting from RT they get an “interrogation”.

The nature of the relationship between Boshirov and Petrov came up again, when the former launched a tirade about how normal it is for two straight men to stay in the same hotel room.

“The British say many things. They say we lived in a number with a single bed,” he said. “It’s a normal thing for tourists to stay together in the same hotel apartment with two rooms. It saves money living like that. It’s more comfortable and more fun. This is a normal thing for any normal man.”

The outburst was finally cut short by Simonyan, who said whether the two shared a bed in the London hotel was “the last thing the world cares about now.”

Framed tourists? Suspects in Skripal poisoning say they were sightseeing in Salisbury

The two Russian men accused of poisoning the Skripals told RT’s editor-in-chief in an exclusive interview that they went to Salisbury to do some sightseeing after a friend urged them to visit the “wonderful” city.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan that they were in Salisbury as tourists, but cut their visit short due to “muddy slush everywhere.”

“We arrived in Salisbury on March 3 and tried to walk through the town, but we laste for only half an hour because it was covered in snow,” Petrov said.

"We went there to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum, but we couldn’t do it because there was muddy slush everywhere. The town was covered by this slush. We got wet, took the nearest train and came back [to London].”

Petrov said the pair had returned the next day to see Old Sarum and the cathedral because they hoped the warmer weather conditions had melted all the snow.

Skripal, a former Russian double agent, was poisoned along with his daughter in central Salisbury in March. The UK government has blamed Russia for the incident, with Prime Minister Theresa May claiming that Petrov and Boshirov are members of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service.
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※ H.K @Ibra_Joudeh氏の7:26 PM - Sep 8, 2018 のツイート
#Youtube shuts down all pro Syrian channels including, Sama TV, Syrian MoD, Sana news agency, Syrian presidency

※ Leith Abou Infidel認証済みアカウント @leithfadel氏の19:26 - 2018年9月8日のツイート
YouTube has shut down all Syrian government channels today.

※ Sarah Abdallah @sahouraxo氏の4:45 AM - Sep 9, 2018のツイート
YouTube has shut down all pro-Syrian channels just as the fight to free Idlib from the clutches of Al-Qaeda terrorists begins.
Silencing Syrian voices only benefits jihadists and those who want to keep Syria in constant turmoil.

Syrian state YouTube channels ‘terminated’ amid fears of looming false-flag chem attack
A number of Syrian state and media-linked YouTube accounts have gone dark, as the battle for Idlib looms amid Russia’s warnings of an imminent false-flag chemical attack and Western preparations for retaliatory strikes.

On Saturday afternoon, the channels belonging to the Syrian presidency, the country’s Ministry of Defense, and SANA news all showed a message saying: “This account has been terminated due to a legal complaint,” or “This account has been terminated for a violation of YouTube's Terms of Service.”

The Damascus-based Sana TV's channel on YouTube also appeared to be taken down, with a message reading: “This page isn't available. Sorry about that. Try searching for something else.”

While YouTube has yet to issue a comment on the matter, it appears that the Syrian channels went offline sometime on Saturday morning, just as Gen. Joseph Dunford warned that the Pentagon is preparing and keeping Donald Trump informed about “military options” for retaliation in case “chemical weapons are used” in Syria.

The US has made it abundantly clear that it is ready to attack Syria, should chemical weapons come into play in the government's operation to clear the remaining pockets of jihadist resistance in Idlib. Moscow believes that terrorists holed up in Idlib will try to stage a false-flag attack to frame Damascus and justify further air strikes against Syria. It has warned the US against escalating the situation in the war-torn country.

On Saturday, the Russian military said it had obtained “irrefutable” data that terrorist groups, including Jabhat Al-Nusra, and the infamous White Helmets, had already met in Idlib province and plotted the final scenarios for a false-flag chemical attacks in the cities of Jisr ash-Shugur, Serakab, Taftanaz and Sarmin.

The US and its allies have repeatedly stressed their readiness to strike Syria if any attack takes place, ignoring all of Russia’s warnings. In late August, American forces deployed missile destroyer USS ‘Ross’ to the Mediterranean and USS ‘The Sullivans’ to the Persian Gulf. The preparation of US military forces was condemned by Russia, with its Defense Ministry describing the move as “the latest evidence of the US intention” to take advantage of a false-flag attack.

YouTube offers cryptic explanation on shutdown of Syrian gov’t channels

The video-sharing giant took down four Syrian state-run YouTube channels, including two channels belonging to state media and the official account of the Syrian president, amid escalating tensions in the militant-held province of Idlib and warnings by the Russian military that the White Helmets may stage a new false flag chemical attack.

Asked to comment on the shutdown, which users reported over the weekend, a YouTube spokesperson provided Sputnik with the following statement: “YouTube complies with all applicable sanctions and trade compliance laws – including with respect to content created and uploaded by restricted entities. If we find that an account violates our Terms of Service or Community Guidelines, we disable it.”

Earlier, the TomoNews US outlet claimed that the Syrian government-affiliated accounts may have been shut down for generating ad revenue, which if true would be a violation of US sanctions against Damascus.

Former President Barack Obama signed an executive order in 2011 prohibiting US entities from “engaging in business” with any “Syrian state-owned” entity.

The four government-affiliated channels and their hundreds of videos’ worth of content have been deleted, replaced with the message: “This account has been terminated for a violation of YouTube’s Terms of Service.” As for PresidencyCy, the channel of the Syrian presidency, the deleted channel displays the message: “This account has been terminated due to a legal complaint.”

YouTube’s decision prompted scorn among some social media users, who said that the deleted channels, including that of the Syrian Arab News Agency and the Syrian Defense Ministry, provided them with an alternative perspective on the Syrian conflict to that put forth by Western governments and media.

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国際刑事裁判所がアフガンでの戦争犯罪の調査へ 米国は調査に一切協力しないと宣言

The ICC vs. the US: Who Is the Real Loser?
TEHRAN (FNA)- The International Criminal Court (ICC) has finally moved to investigate US war crimes committed during the 17-year long war in Afghanistan.

This is welcome news as this is what the international civil society expects from the ICC. The US administration has long been using its influence over global bodies to the extent that it sees itself an "exceptional" nation. Now the Hague intends to prove that unlike other international bodies such as the UN Security Council or the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) this is not the case with the ICC, and that even if Washington moves to position itself in direct opposition not just to the investigations, but the court itself, it won’t be able to stop justice from being served to the long-suffering people of Afghanistan.

Still, that didn’t stop US National Security Adviser John Bolton from saying that the US will not only refuse to cooperate with the ICC, but that “for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead to us.” Bolton is suggesting that the US will block any judges and prosecutors from entering the US, freeze any ICC funds in the US financial system, and impose sanctions against the ICC and its officials!

The US has long resisted ICC oversight of its myriad war crimes and misdeeds, and has long insisted that Americans are immune from ICC prosecution. This has tended to work in the past, as the ICC has so far not made any serious moves against any US citizens. Not anymore, as things have changed and justice is no longer a luxury. Under International Law, therefore, the ICC has the power and authority to prosecute Americans committing war crimes not just in Afghanistan, but in Iraq, Syria and Yemen as well.

It is under the same international norms that the International Criminal Court has firmly dismissed the threat of sanctions against it by Bolton in case it probes US war crimes in Afghanistan, declaring that it will continue its work “undeterred.”

“The ICC, as a court of law, will continue to do its work undeterred, in accordance with those principles and the overarching idea of the rule of law,” the ICC announced in a Tuesday statement, a day after Bolton used bullying rhetoric against the UN-backed tribunal in The Hague.

The international court has further insisted that it is an independent and impartial institution with the backing of 123 nations, and that it would not be intimidated or dissuaded from its global task.

ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is right to announce that there is a “reasonable basis to believe” war crimes and crimes against humanity have been committed in Afghanistan and that all sides in the 17-year-old conflict would be inspected, including members of the US military and its CIA spying network.

Washington has refused to ratify the Rome Treaty that established the ICC. The US has adopted the so-called American Services-Members “Protection Act” - nicknamed The Hague Invasion Act - which authorizes the use of any means necessary to free any American personnel held by the court. But that’s not enough to justify any ICC backpedal from its rightful position.

Further still, the attack by Bolton against the ICC is not only in direct contradiction to the principle of accountability for war crimes, but reinforces the US administration’s repugnant policy of exceptionalism, where it demands adherence to International Law by all countries, except itself. The US dministration’s threat to criminally prosecute and sanction International Criminal Court judges and prosecutors is straight out of an authoritarian playbook. Yet, those who believe that this criminal and autocratic rule of the White House started under Donald Trump need to remember President Obama's statements. But still, this conceited belief in exceptionalism has always been present in the minds and actions of the US presidents ever since late World War II.

Taken together, delivering justice to the victims of America’s longest war in history will help to facilitate the peace process in Afghanistan. This is their basic human right and demand and it must be respected by the US which keeps telling us that it cares about international norms and human rights. The ICC should also investigate the Israeli regime’s crimes against humanity in occupied Palestine, because like its American patrons, the usurper regime of Israel is not above International Law either.

Per usual, the ongoing US-led war in Afghanistan has only brought death and destruction to the Afghan people. The war has been a disastrous failure and it is going really badly. By prosecuting those who have committed war crimes, the ICC can force the US to change its strategy and show some respect for justice and accountability outside its borders or simply leave Afghanistan. This way, it can also pave the way for national reconciliation and an international effort to end the protracted conflict.

After all, there is no grandiose purpose to having US military forces operating in Afghanistan. People like Bolton who favor an escalation of the war ought to own up to its heavy costs and bloody consequences. Of course, none of this is likely to be the case as long as the US commanders pursue their strategy of bomb and apologize (and in many cases bomb even with no apology), while garrisoning the planet and fighting open-ended wars on not only Afghan but global frontiers.

Instead of fuelling global outrage for their illicit wars and occupations, the warmongers in Washington would be better off and safer, if they come to their senses, cooperate with the ICC and end their failed mission in Afghanistan. Threatening the ICC in a bid to continue war crimes would never bring the White House losers a victory in Afghanistan the same way it hasn't thus far.

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※ 杉菜 @sugina2013氏の13:50 - 2018年9月10日 のツイート

※ morikoson @youkainingen氏の7:33 - 2018年9月13日 のツイート















posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:39| Comment(2) | 福島原発事故

線量率は上がっている 非破壊検査の流れ玉はありふれた現象












非破壊検査? ありえます。昼前から珍しくアラームが鳴ったりしていました。








posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:35| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

‘Something big is coming’: French aid worker in Aleppo says Syrians bracing for US attack

‘Something big is coming’: French aid worker in Aleppo says Syrians bracing for US attack
A major US military escalation in Syria would be “based on lies” and will have “terrible” consequences for Syrians, a French aid worker in Aleppo told RT, adding that Washington seems determined to prolong the war at any cost.

Pierre Le Corf, the founder of the NGO ‘We Are Superheroes’, has lived for nearly three years in Aleppo – but he said that Western governments, including his home country of France, have provided a distorted picture of the reality on the ground.

“In Aleppo, people are trying to rebuild their lives, and they need to believe that [the war] is over. But we know that something big is coming,” he told RT when asked about Washington’s repeated threats of military action if the Syrian Army attempts to recapture Idlib province, the last Al-Qaeda stronghold in the country.

He said that the United States and its allies were using humanitarian concerns as a pretense for prolonging the bloody, seven-year conflict, adding that a major US military escalation in the country would be “based on lies” and would be “terrible for all Syrians.”

“What may happen may be catastrophic,” he said.

“We can see what the Americans are trying to do. Two years ago we got about 30 Tomahawk [missiles] launched at the country, a year ago we got one hundred missiles from France, America, and the UK, and now we know that something big is going to happen… They don’t want to see the war getting over.”

Le Corf noted that the US wants to prolong the war at any cost because it likely fears that if Idlib falls, northwestern(northeastern?) Syria would be next – which is currently controlled by the US military and its proxies.

The French aid worker also pushed back on the claim that “moderate rebels” had controlled East Aleppo before it was liberated by the Syrian Army in 2016.

“When I heard countries, like my country France, calling these people rebels – and still today in Idlib they say ‘rebels’ – this is not true. The majority of the people are terrorists.”

Washington has repeatedly warned that it will take military action if Damascus uses chemical weapons in Idlib, with US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley even announcing that the US already knows who’s responsible for any future gas attacks. Russia has claimed that it has intelligence that preparations for a false flag chemical weapons attack, carried out by jihadists with help from foreign sponsors, are already underway.
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ぎょ! 昼寝をするとアルツハイマーになる? 

newsmax.com September 12, 2018
Daytime Naps Could Increase Alzheimer's Risk

New research shows that taking naps during the day could lead to increased plaque development associated with Alzheimer’s disease. According to Interesting Engineering, most experts recommend getting a solid eight hours of sleep each night as the magical number to allow the body to recover, encourage mental clarity and boost the immune system.

However, new data shows that trying to make up for a bad night’s sleep by taking naps could be harmful to your mental health.

The study, from Johns Hopkins University reports that people who are very sleepy during the day were three times more likely than those who were well rested to develop Alzheimer’s disease.

The new research bolsters a growing body of evidence linking good sleep patterns with reduced risk of getting the dreaded disease.

"Factors like diet, exercise and cognitive activity have been widely recognized as important potential targets for Alzheimer’s disease prevention, but sleep hasn’t quite risen to that level of studies−although that may well be changing," said Adam P. Spira Ph.D., associate d professor in the Department of Mental Health at John’s Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Spira was the lead author of the study with collaborators from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the Bloomberg School, and Johns Hopkins Medicine.

The researchers found that participants in their study who reported daytime sleepiness were three times more likely to have beta-amyloid plaque deposits in their brains than those who didn’t report feeling sleepy.
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