ずくなしの冷や水

2018年09月25日

仏外相 シリアの政治的解決がなければ中東は永遠の戦争に

仏の外務大臣は、国防大臣時代にロシアの寄与を評価する発言をし、数日後、米国の圧力なのか唐突に発言をひっくり返した経緯があります。年齢的にも米国の言い分を繰り返しているにとどまらないようです。

AMN2018/9/25
Middle East on verge of ‘perpetual war’ unless Syrian war is settled: French FM

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P>M.) – The Middle East is on the verge of “perpetual war” if a peaceful settlement in Syria cannot be established, the French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday.

“Bashar al-Assad but also those who support him have a responsibility to work for a political solution,” the French FM told reporters on the sidelines of the United Nations.

“If not, we risk heading toward a sort of perpetual war in the area,” he added.

Recently, the French Foreign Minister said that his country believes Assad had won the Syrian War.

His comments came after several battlefield setbacks for the Syrian rebels at the hands of the government.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:57| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ロシア サーカスの虎が発作で身動きしなくなる

RT2018/9/24
A performing tiger froze and suffered a seizure at a Russian circus on Sunday, after jumping through flaming hoops for famous animal trainer Artur Bagdasarov.



虎がけいれんしています。この虎はシベリアで生まれた?

日本にいる人は、この虎のように激しい運動はしないよう注意しましょう。虎と同じ運命をたどります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:00| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

S-400 data shows Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 to avoid Syrian missile

RT2018/9/25
Russian MoD: S-400 data shows Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 to avoid Syrian missile (VIDEO)
Data captured by Russia’s S-400 system proves Israeli jets were responsible for the downing of the Russian plane, the Defense Ministry said, adding that the Syrian missile changed its course shortly before hitting the Il-20.

Data gleaned from the S-400 air defense system deployed at the Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria’s Latakia province has revealed that the Syrian anti-air missile was, in fact, targeting an Israeli F-16 jet before it abruptly altered its course and eventually hit the Russian aircraft. This, and the position of all the aircraft at the moment of the September 17 incident, proves that an Israeli jet was de facto using the larger Il-20 as a cover, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov told journalists at Monday's news briefing.

Radar data of the Russian S-400 air defense system showing position of 4 Israeli F-16 jets (yellow), the Syrian air defense missile (red), and the Russian Il-20 plane (green) at the time of its downing on September 17, 2018 コピーライトマーク Ministry of Defense

The radar images revealed at the briefing “clearly showed the direction of the flight of the S-200 missile launched by the Syrian air defense system, as well as the locations of the Russian and Israeli aircraft,” Konashenkov said, adding that “it is quite clear that the missile was targeting the Israeli jet.”

READ MORE: ‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20

However, the missile then suddenly changed its course and “locked on a target with a larger radar cross-section and slower speed,” which was the Russian reconnaissance plane coming in for landing. The Israeli jet, which effectively used the Il-20 as a cover from the attack, then also abruptly changed its altitude and the flight direction, Konashenkov said.

The Israeli aircraft then continued to patrol the area off the Syrian coast, the radar data shows, refuting the claims by the Israeli Defense Forces that their planes had already returned to Israeli airspace at the moment of the incident.

“Today’s data does not just suggest but prove that the blame for the tragic [downing] of the Russian Il-20 airplane lies entirely with the Israeli Air Force,” the major general told journalists. All Israel’s “claims about its alleged noninvolvement in this tragedy that claimed lives of 15 Russian servicemen are false,” he added.

Earlier, the Russian MoD presented a minute-by-minute timeline of the Il-20 downing. It said that the Israeli Air Force gave the Russian side less than a minute's warning before their air raid, leaving virtually no time for any safety maneuvers. Moreover, the Israelis misinformed the Russians about the location of their targets.

Israel expressed its condolences to Russia over the tragedy but repeatedly denied responsibility while pinning the blame on Damascus. On Sunday, the Israeli Defense Force said that the Israeli planes “did not hide behind any aircraft and… the Israeli aircraft were in Israeli airspace at the time of the downing of the Russian plane.”

Following the incident, Russia decided to supply an S-300 air-defense system to the Syrian military.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the move an “adequate” measure, aimed at “preventing any potential threat” to the lives of Russian service personnel deployed to Syria, in phone exchange with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:20| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russia to use Iranian airbase for Syria operations

展開が早くなりました。イランの軍事基地はロシアが一時使用したが、イランの憲法が外国軍隊の駐留を一切禁止しているとの理由で短期間で撤退したことがあります。
S-300はすでにシリアに空輸されたとの説があります。S-300 anti-aircraft system will be activated in Syria in two weeks.というのは、その通りなのでしょう。
イランの空港は中継地点、避難地点として必要性が高いです。どんな理論で憲法問題をクリアするのでしょうか。


AMN2018/9/24
Russia to use Iranian airbase for Syria operations
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – Russia has reportedly asked Tehran to be provided with access to Noyeh airbase in northwestern Iran to be used as an interim airfield for its fighters while conducting missions in Syria.

According to ANNA News Agency which reported the story, Russian had earlier used the same airbase when its long-range bombers were refueled at Noyeh before resuming its flight to bomb the Islamic State in eastern Syria.

The Russian and Iranian defense agencies have neither confirmed nor denied the report.

This comes after the Syrian air defenses mistakenly shot down a Russian IL-20 plane while intercepting Israeli F-16s.

As a result, Russia announced that the S-300 anti-aircraft system will be activated in Syria in two weeks.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:17| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US Artillery Units Target Position of Iraqi Popular Forces in Anbar

FARSNEWS2018/9/25
General Soleimani Warns US to Stay Away from Iraq's Hashd Al-Shaabi
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Qassem Soleimani warned that the Americans would see the "gates of hell" opening to them if they attack Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi (popular forces), Iraq's Arabic-language al-Qad Press reported.

A commander of Hashd al-Shaabi quoted General Soleimani as saying that "if the US forces target the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi Islamic resistance forces, we will open the gates of hell to them", Iran-based Keyhan daily reported on Tuesday, quoting the report from al-Qad Press.

The US-led coalition has several times in the past few years targeted the Iraqi resistance forces who were the main force in the country's fight against the terrorist groups, specially the ISIL.

In a latest case, a field commander said on Monday that the US-led coalition artillery units opened fire at a base of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces in Western Anbar.

Al-Qad Press quoted Qassem Mosleh, commander of Hashd al-Shaabi operation in Western Anbar, as saying that the coalition's artillery units shelled one of the bases of Hashd al-Shaabi in the town of al-Qa'em in Western Anbar.

The source further said that the artillery shelling targeted areas near Hash's base, adding that Hashd sees the move as an intentional attack on its forces.


FARSNEWS2018/9/24
US Artillery Units Target Position of Iraqi Popular Forces in Anbar
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition artillery units opened fire at a base of the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Anbar, a field commander said on Monday.

The Arabic-language al-Qad Press quoted Qassem Mosleh, commander of Hashd al-Shaabi operation in Western Anbar, as saying that the coalition's artillery units shelled one of the bases of Hashd al-Shaabi in the town of al-Qa'em in Western Anbar.

The source further said that the artillery shelling targeted areas near Hash's base, adding that Hashd sees the move as an intentional attack on its forces.

A military source reported on Sunday that the Iraqi forces launched a large-scale operation to hunt down the remaining pockets of ISIL in a desert-like region to the country's border with Syria.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul, the spokesman for the Iraqi Security Forces Information Center, said that the Iraqi forces that were under the command of al-Jazeera Operation and also the popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, kicked off a major operation to purge the deserts between the provinces of Nineveh, Anbar and Salahuddin to the borders with Syria of ISIL terrorists.

In the meantime, Hashd al-Shaabi announced that its forces launched a major operation under the command of Salahuddin police to hunt fugitive ISIL terrorists in Mount Hamrin East of Salahuddin.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Report: US Secretly Expanding Military Role in Tunisia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A recent report suggested that the United States is quietly expanding its role in Tunisia’s operations against militants near the western borders amid controversy inside the North African state over Washington’s military presence there.

The National Interest magazine earlier this month referred to a report by Task & Purpose – a news site run by military veterans – which said US Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, “where they fought beside partner forces” against what it called al-Qaeda militants.

Based on research and analysis carried out by the National Interest, the unnamed country could be Tunisia.

The Task & Purpose report cited a source with the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) as saying that two US Marines had received citations for valor for that 2017 operation, without providing details about the location due to “classification considerations, force protection, and diplomatic sensitivities.”

The National Interest said the events in the award citations match those that had taken place in Tunisia back then.

“Research and analysis strongly suggest US involvement runs much deeper” than what is conveyed to the US public, the Interest wrote.

The US has maintained a military presence in Tunisia since 2014, when several dozen Special Operations Forces troops were deployed to the North African country’s restive western borderlands.

AFRICOM’s air force, according to the National Interest, has also carried out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions across Tunisia.

This is while the Tunisian society is rife with anti-US sentiment, with many criticizing the US military presence under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The issue of American military presence has prompted heated debates at the Tunisian parliament. Opponents say it is a matter of national sovereignty.

The US military has in recent years used the presence of Takfiri terrorists to build up its presence across the continent, where it has over 6,000 boots on the ground.

The report by the National Interest echoed a secret US secret mission in Niger in 2017, when four US Special Operations Forces soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Daesh militants.

The deaths received wide media coverage, prompting the Pentagon to launch a probe into the incident.

The partial results of the probe released in May found mistakes on all military levels in the secret mission that resulted in the deaths.

The US also carries out controversial drone attacks in several countries, including Niger and Somalia, claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda, Daesh and Boko Haram elements.

However, local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Libya Seeks UN Intervention as Tripoli Battles Leave +110 Dead
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 115 people have been killed and 383 others injured during a month of fighting between rival militant groups in Tripoli. The fractured country’s UN-backed government has urged the Security Council to intervene.

“The death toll could surge because of the critical condition of the injured and the continuing fighting,” Libya’s Health Ministry Spokesman Wedad Abo Al-Niran told Reuters.

The Tripoli-based armed groups, which back the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), however, claimed that they continuously patrol the city and maintain “the situation is under control”.

Tripoli’s Southern residential areas, along the road leading to the destroyed airport, where the frontline currently lies, have suffered significant damage in the clashes, with houses shelled, cars torched and shops destroyed. Mortars, armored vehicles and trucks with mounted heavy machine guns are being deployed by the warring parties.

Many residents have fled their homes fearing for their lives and are now concerned that their property will be looted. In the meantime, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), at least 8,000 others remain trapped in the conflict, with no opportunity to escape.

The Tripoli government acknowledged last week that it’s unable to restore order in the city on its own. The GNA addressed the UN mission to the country, asking it to “present the Security Council with the reality of the bloody events in Libya so that it can... protect the lives and property of civilians”.

The Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from the eastern town of Tarhouna, launched an assault on the city in late August, allegedly triggered by media reports on the lavish lifestyles of local militant commanders from the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigades (TRB) and the Nawasi.

Libya remains in chaos since the NATO-backed uprising led to the toppling and murder of the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The GNA is currently in control of Tripoli and the West of the country, while Eastern Lydia is run by the rival authorities, based in Tobruk. Although even they don't fully control the majority of the country, with dozens of militant groups ruling localities with the law of the gun.

Besides turning the country into a terrorist hotbed, the chaos in Libya has also opened the floodgates of human trafficking and mass migration into Europe. Even though the number of refugees taken by boat across the Mediterranean has somewhat dropped, after Italy agreed to train, equip, and finance the Libyan coastguard, nearly a quarter of migrants turned back by them have reportedly managed to flee detention facilities amid the mayhem in Tripoli.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has, meanwhile, expressed “alarm” over the situation in Tripoli and urged the sides to abide by the ceasefire deal, which was struck in early September. Guterres urged those responsible for “the violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law” to be brought to justice.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russia establishes no-fly zone over Latakia province

AMN2018/9/24
Breaking: Russia establishes no-fly zone over Latakia province – diplomat
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Russian military has established a no-fly zone over the Latakia province of western Syria, Russian Senator and former Air Force commander Viktor Bondarev stated on Monday.

“The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia will prevent a repeat of the IL-20 aircraft tragedy,” Bondarev told the Russian Federation’s Council this evening.

“After creating a no-fly zone in Latakia, it is necessary to announce that any unauthorized objects in the sky over Hmeimim Airport will definitely be eliminated,” he added.

The Russian senator would add that the S-300 will not only be deployed at the Hmeimim Airbase, but also, in several parts of the country.

Earlier this evening, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone to discuss the current situation in Syria.

Reports from Moscow indicated that Putin informed Netanyahu that Russia does not accept Israel’s version of the events that took place on the night of the September 17th.

Russia expects its relations with Israel to remain the same, despite the upcoming delivery of the S-300 air defense system to Syria.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Libya Seeks UN Intervention as Tripoli Battles Leave +110 Dead
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 115 people have been killed and 383 others injured during a month of fighting between rival militant groups in Tripoli. The fractured country’s UN-backed government has urged the Security Council to intervene.

“The death toll could surge because of the critical condition of the injured and the continuing fighting,” Libya’s Health Ministry Spokesman Wedad Abo Al-Niran told Reuters.

The Tripoli-based armed groups, which back the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), however, claimed that they continuously patrol the city and maintain “the situation is under control”.

Tripoli’s Southern residential areas, along the road leading to the destroyed airport, where the frontline currently lies, have suffered significant damage in the clashes, with houses shelled, cars torched and shops destroyed. Mortars, armored vehicles and trucks with mounted heavy machine guns are being deployed by the warring parties.

Many residents have fled their homes fearing for their lives and are now concerned that their property will be looted. In the meantime, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), at least 8,000 others remain trapped in the conflict, with no opportunity to escape.

The Tripoli government acknowledged last week that it’s unable to restore order in the city on its own. The GNA addressed the UN mission to the country, asking it to “present the Security Council with the reality of the bloody events in Libya so that it can... protect the lives and property of civilians”.

The Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from the eastern town of Tarhouna, launched an assault on the city in late August, allegedly triggered by media reports on the lavish lifestyles of local militant commanders from the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigades (TRB) and the Nawasi.

Libya remains in chaos since the NATO-backed uprising led to the toppling and murder of the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The GNA is currently in control of Tripoli and the West of the country, while Eastern Lydia is run by the rival authorities, based in Tobruk. Although even they don't fully control the majority of the country, with dozens of militant groups ruling localities with the law of the gun.

Besides turning the country into a terrorist hotbed, the chaos in Libya has also opened the floodgates of human trafficking and mass migration into Europe. Even though the number of refugees taken by boat across the Mediterranean has somewhat dropped, after Italy agreed to train, equip, and finance the Libyan coastguard, nearly a quarter of migrants turned back by them have reportedly managed to flee detention facilities amid the mayhem in Tripoli.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has, meanwhile, expressed “alarm” over the situation in Tripoli and urged the sides to abide by the ceasefire deal, which was struck in early September. Guterres urged those responsible for “the violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law” to be brought to justice.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Report: US Secretly Expanding Military Role in Tunisia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A recent report suggested that the United States is quietly expanding its role in Tunisia’s operations against militants near the western borders amid controversy inside the North African state over Washington’s military presence there.

The National Interest magazine earlier this month referred to a report by Task & Purpose – a news site run by military veterans – which said US Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, “where they fought beside partner forces” against what it called al-Qaeda militants.

Based on research and analysis carried out by the National Interest, the unnamed country could be Tunisia.

The Task & Purpose report cited a source with the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) as saying that two US Marines had received citations for valor for that 2017 operation, without providing details about the location due to “classification considerations, force protection, and diplomatic sensitivities.”

The National Interest said the events in the award citations match those that had taken place in Tunisia back then.

“Research and analysis strongly suggest US involvement runs much deeper” than what is conveyed to the US public, the Interest wrote.

The US has maintained a military presence in Tunisia since 2014, when several dozen Special Operations Forces troops were deployed to the North African country’s restive western borderlands.

AFRICOM’s air force, according to the National Interest, has also carried out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions across Tunisia.

This is while the Tunisian society is rife with anti-US sentiment, with many criticizing the US military presence under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The issue of American military presence has prompted heated debates at the Tunisian parliament. Opponents say it is a matter of national sovereignty.

The US military has in recent years used the presence of Takfiri terrorists to build up its presence across the continent, where it has over 6,000 boots on the ground.

The report by the National Interest echoed a secret US secret mission in Niger in 2017, when four US Special Operations Forces soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Daesh militants.

The deaths received wide media coverage, prompting the Pentagon to launch a probe into the incident.

The partial results of the probe released in May found mistakes on all military levels in the secret mission that resulted in the deaths.

The US also carries out controversial drone attacks in several countries, including Niger and Somalia, claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda, Daesh and Boko Haram elements.

However, local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. F-22 Raptor flying over Syria

Defence-Blog.com
A Su-35S air-superiority fighter jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force has intercepted and visually identified the U.S. F-22 Raptor Raptor combat aircraft flying over Syria.

A photographs posted by unofficial Russia’s military pilot Instagram account on 24 September has confirmed an intercept of the U.S. F-22 Raptor Raptor combat aircraft by the Russian Su-35S fighter jet.

Photographs, made by the infrared search and track fire control system of the Russian Su-35S, shows in infrared spectrum an F-22 Raptor fighter jet flying over Syria.

The Su-35S infrared search and track system called the OLS-35 and includes an infrared sensor, laser rangefinder, target designator and television camera. This system to determine the general position of aircraft within a fifty-kilometer radius−potentially quite useful for detecting stealth aircraft, such as F-22, at shorter ranges.

The systems scans the airspace ahead of the jet for heat signatures caused by aircraft engines and/or plane’s surface friction caused by the aircraft flying through the air.

According to the Deagel.com, OLS-35 comprises a heat-seeker, a laser rangefinder/designator with new algorithms and advanced software to outperform its predecessor installed on the Su-27/Su-30 aircraft family. The Su-35 IRST is superior to the OEPS-27 in terms of range, precision and reliability.

But, the Su-35’s infrared search and track system (IRST) does not represent a panacea solution against stealth aircraft.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:47| Comment(0) | 国際・政治