ずくなしの冷や水

2018年10月20日

F1の空に 2018/10

ALPSのある辺りの空に雲が浮かんでいるように見えます。


3番目の鉄塔は見えません。特に放射線が強くなっているものとみられます。


F1沖で雲が湧いてこちら側にカーブしながら流れてきているように見えます。


海岸線沿いに雲


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:36| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

MBSの失脚を視野に世界が動く

FARSNEWS2018/10/20
Chaos at White House: Pompeo at Odds with Trump over Saudi Crown Prince's Future

TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appear to be sending mixed signals on the administration's stance over the future of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) after crisis in Riyadh over the mysterious disappearance and murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Trump dispatched Pompeo to Riyadh on Tuesday for talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and his son, Mohammad, who is the first in line to the throne, two weeks after the writer vanished in Saudi consulate in Turkish city of Istanbul.

A Western intelligence source told Middle East Eye (MEE) that Saudi Arabia’s royal court is discussing the potential for a change in the line of succession, with the US government wanting “direct involvement” in the process.

The source told the news outlet that Pompeo was sent to Riyadh as part of a plan for the US administration to involve itself in discussions over any potential change in the line of succession.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source described that the “Saudis being in disarray” as pressure continues to mount on Riyadh over the suspected murder of Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul.

The source added that Trump wanted MbS to remain in power, but Pompeo considered him as “volatile”(気まぐれな、激しやすい、不安定な) and wanted him to be replaced.

On Thursday, the report by the French paper Le Figaro cited a diplomatic source in Paris as saying that the Saudi Allegiance Council had secretly met to discuss the disappearance of Khashoggi. The council, which appointed bin Salman as the new crown prince last year by breaking the customary rules of succession, is now planning to appoint Khalid bin Salman, the current Saudi envoy to the US, as deputy crown price. This way power stays in the Salman family, the report added.

One Saudi source explained to Le Figaro that if Khalid was appointed, it would mean that MbS will leave his position in the coming years.

The officials has revealed that the Saudi Ambassador to Washington Prince Khalid bin Salman is unlikely to return the United States, as the disappearance of Khashoggi has started a diplomatic and strategic raw between Washington and Riyadh.

Several sources has confirmed that Pompeo had sternly told Prince Mohammad during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday that the first in line to the throne would have to take responsibility in disappearance case of journalist Khashoggi to help the kingdom avoid the consequences of an international backlash.

Pompeo's smiling photo op with Mohammad disguised the reality of a blunt, tough meeting in which the top US diplomat told the royal that his future as king depends on his handling of Khashoggi's suspected murder, according to reports.

Pompeo has also warned of a "wide range" of responses should Washington determine that Saudi Arabia is behind the disappearance and apparent death of Khashoggi.

"We'll certainly consider a wide range of potential responses, but I think the important thing to do is that the facts come out," Pompeo told Voice of America radio.

But, Trump has shifted his views several times since Khashoggi had been missing in early October. Even after US intelligence revealed that the Saudi crown prince ordered an operation to detain Khashoggi after luring him back to Saudi Arabia, the American leader suggested that "rogue killers" could be responsible for Khashoggi's mysterious disappearance, an explanation offering Washington ally Riyadh a possible path out of a global diplomatic firestorm.

Even after Riyadh admitted that the Saudi journalist was killed in a "fight with people who met him” inside the consulate building, Trump stated that Saudi Arabia functions as a counterbalance to Iran in the Middle East region and it has put Washington in a “complex” situation with regards to Riyadh’s explanation about Khashoggi’s death.

“They [Saudis] have been a great ally in the Middle East. We need them as a counter-balance to Iran. So it's not the simplest solution. It's not the simplest situation to be in,” Trump stressed.

Trump told reporters that he found the account “credible” although he had to talk to the Saudi crown prince to clear up a few more things.

Asked whether he would stay true to his pledges of punishing the perpetrators of the apparent murder, the American leader stressed that the situation needed to be handled with care because billions of dollars in arms sales were at stake.

US officials speaking on the condition of anonymity told The Washington Post that MbS and other Saudi officials tried to get Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, where he is from, with offers of government employment and protection.

“I would prefer if there is going to be some form of sanction, or what we may determine to do if anything,” the US president said, adding that “but I would prefer that we don't use as retribution, canceling the $110 billion-worth of work, which means 600,000 jobs”.

Last year, the US president signed the largest arms deal in history with Saudi Arabia despite warnings that he could be accused of being complicit in the regime's war crimes in Yemen. During Trump's visit to Riyadh in May 2017, Saudi Arabia agreed to buy $US110 billion of weapons and signed "investment" deals worth billions more. The kingdom has one of the highest rates of spending on its military in the world, which stood at 10.3 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017, according to World Bank data.

Also, month after Saudi Arabia promised the Trump administration $100 million for "American efforts to stabilize areas in Syria liberated from Daesh", the money landed in American accounts on Tuesday, the same day that Pompeo landed in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, for discussions with the kingdom’s leaders about the fate of Khashoggi.

Also, US intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced that the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince played a role in Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in early October, according to a report.

Citing unidentified officials, The New York Times reported that information leaked to the public – names and photos of 15 Saudis who travelled to Istanbul on October 2 as well as claims Turkey possesses audio recordings of Khashoggi’s death – is helping convince the US intelligence community that the crown prince was involved.

MEE also reported that the British foreign office is having internal discussions to prepare for possible scenarios including a change to the line of succession in Saudi Arabia.

A source inside the foreign office, also speaking on condition of anonymity, stated that Simon Collis, the British ambassador in Riyadh, had not met with bin Salman since Khashoggi’s disappearance in early October.

Khashoggi, known for his criticism of Saudi Arabia's policies, went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a marriage document. Ankara has accused Riyadh of murdering the Khashoggi and smuggling his body out of the consulate in pieces. Saudi Arabia has denied the charges as “baseless", stressing that the journalist left the consulate shortly after he arrived, without providing any evidence. After two weeks of denial by Saudi officials, Riyadh sacked a top general and arrested several people after confessing that Khashoggi was murdered in the Turkish city of Istanbul, but made no mention of where his body is.

FARSNEWS2018/10/20
WaPo Columnist Says Saudis Mulling MbS Replacement After Crown Prince Earthquake
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi officials are looking to replace 33-year Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) with Prince Ahmed bin Abdulaziz, the last remaining son of the founding King Abdul Aziz bin Saud, well-known American journalist David Ignatius said.
Criticizing US spy agencies' actions about threats against newly-murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the writer asked "have US intelligence agencies provided the White House any assessments about Ahmed’s views and political prospects? Would he stabilize the kingdom after the MbS earthquake, or produce greater instability?"

Ignatius also suggested that the Senate and House intelligence committees should begin an urgent oversight investigation of what US spy agencies knew about threats against Khashoggi − and also into their broader reporting and analysis on Saudi Arabia and its headstrong crown prince.

Washington Post had earlier reported that before Khashoggi’s disappearance, the US had found access to some vital information about Riyadh's decision to capture the WaPo columnist, raising speculation over American-Saudi joint scenario to get rid of the journalist. Before the journalist’s disappearance, "US intelligence intercepted communications of Saudi officials discussing a plan to capture him," a person familiar with the information said according to Washington Post, adding that the Riyadh regime wanted to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and lay hands on him there.

Ignatius further stressed that the congressional inquiry should focus first on the intelligence agencies’ “duty to warn” Khashoggi about any lethal threat, because his US residency qualified him as a “US person” for whom such a warning was required.

"It should look, too, for any hint that US intelligence about MbS has been skewed by the [Donald] Trump White House for political reasons," Ignatius wrote, noting that "the investigation should examine the larger problem of US visibility into the kingdom, which has too often been a black hole for our spy agencies".

Also, US intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced that the Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince played a role in Khashoggi’s disappearance in early October, according to a report.

Citing unidentified officials, The New York Times reported that information leaked to the public – names and photos of 15 Saudis who travelled to Istanbul on October 2 as well as claims Turkey possesses audio recordings of Khashoggi’s death – is helping convince the US intelligence community that the crown prince was involved.

Comparing Khashoggi case with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in June 1914, or the failed plot by German officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler in 1944, Ignatius said, citing his Saudi friend, that Saudis are at "an unanticipated fulcrum of history".

"Khashoggi’s apparent death may seem unimportant by comparison, but it has begun a chain of events that could alter the Middle East," journalist wrote, citing the same person.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:13| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国とトランプ自身にとってのミルクカウ どう延命させる

サウジの説明は荒唐無稽だと批判
FARSNEWS2018/10/20
Jamal Khashoggi Case: US Senator Calls for Washington Action After 'Preposterous' Saudi Explanation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sen. Chris Murphy on Friday slammed the Saudi government's explanation for the death of Jamal Khashoggi, describing it as "preposterous" (荒唐無稽)and calling for US action.

"For two weeks, Saudi Arabia has been lying to the world, telling us that Jamal was alive when they knew, the whole time, he was dead," Murphy wrote on Twitter, The Hill reported.

"The new explanation is preposterous, and America’s moral compass has come completely unmoored if we don’t take action," he added.

Earlier Friday, the Saudi government for the first time acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

Riyadh claimed in a statement that the dissident journalist, who was a columnist for The Washington Post, died during a fight inside the consulate.

Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined other lawmakers on Friday in expressing doubt over Saudi Arabia's explanation, saying "we should not assume" that it "holds water."

“The story the Saudis have told about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance continues to change with each passing day, so we should not assume their latest holds water," Corker said in a statement.

"They can undergo their investigation, but the U.S. administration must make its own independent, credible determination of responsibility for Khashoggi’s murder under the Global Magnitsky investigation as required by law," he added.

The Saudi government originally claimed earlier this month that Khashoggi left the consulate soon after he entered on October 2 to pick up paperwork for his marriage.

Turkish officials, meanwhile, have said they have audio recordings that prove Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate, though Turkey hasn't released any recordings publicly.

Several other lawmakers − including Sens. Lindsey Graham, Brian Schatz and Sen. Jeff Merkley − on Friday also criticized Saudi Arabia's explanation for Khashoggi's death.

President Donald Trump told reporters during a trip to Arizona on Friday that he believed the kingdom's explanation was credible while he called the arrests of more than a dozen Saudi nationals in connection with the case a "good first step".

FARSNEWS2018/10/20
US Senator: Washington Must Determine Responsibility in Saudi Journalist's Death
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sen. Bob Corker on Friday night called on the Donald Trump administration to draw its conclusions on the death of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside a Saudi consulate.

“The story the Saudis have told about Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance continues to change with each passing day, so we should not assume their latest story holds water,” Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a statement, The Hill reported.

The GOP senator added that while the Saudi government can conduct an investigation, the Trump administration "must make its own independent, credible determination of responsibility" for the killing of The Washington Post contributor after senators triggered a probe last week.

Members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as well as Sens. Lindsey Graham and Patrick Leahy, who lead the Appropriations Committee's subpanel that is responsible for the State Department, sent President Donald Trump a letter last week triggering an investigation under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.

The Magnitsky law gives the administration 120 days to conduct an investigation and report back to Congress on whether a foreign person is responsible for an extrajudicial killing, torture or other gross violation of internationally recognized human rights against an individual exercising freedom of expression.

Corker's skepticism about the initial findings by the Saudi government comes after the kingdom on Friday for the time acknowledged that Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month.

Khashoggi, a critic of Saudi leadership who was living in Virginia, was last seen entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents for his marriage.

Saudi Arabia initially claimed that he left shortly after he arrived at the consulate, but offered no evidence to support that claim.

Turkish officials say they have audio that proves Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate by Saudi operatives and they told The New York Times earlier this week that he had his fingers severed, was decapitated and dismembered shortly after he arrived at the facility.

Turkey has not released the alleged audio, which Trump said this week that the US would request.

Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, claimed in a statement on Friday that Khashoggi died during a fight inside the consulate.

Corker's statement is the latest sign of skepticism from members of Congress, who have urged the administration to respond with swift punishment if members of the Saudi government are found to be responsible for Khashoggi's death.

In addition to widespread skepticism from Democrats, GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Friday that the findings from the Saudi government are not "credible".

Trump told reporters during a trip to Arizona on Friday that he believed the kingdom's explanation was credible and he called the arrests of more than a dozen Saudi nationals in connection with the case a "good first step".

Corker had criticized the Trump administration earlier this week, saying they had "clamped down" on sharing intelligence about Khashoggi and canceled an intelligence briefing scheduled for Tuesday.


Amnesty Official Says Riyadh Probe over Missing Journalist Questionable
TEHRAN (FNA)- Amnesty International stated that the "impartiality" of a Saudi investigation into the killing of Jamal Khashoggi would remain in question after authorities in the kingdom said the journalist died after a fight in the consulate.

Amnesty's Rawya Rageh said early on Saturday that the rights group and other organisations have been very clear that what is needed is "an impartial and independent investigation by the UN to find out what happened and ensure justice" for Khashoggi, World News reported.

She added that rights groups have been concerned of a "whitewash" in the investigation.

Saudi Arabia admitted Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, saying he died in brawl but made no mention of where his body is.

Preliminary results of investigations showed the dissident writer died after a fight broke out inside the building shortly after he entered, the official SPA press agency reported on Saturday.

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's (MbS) rise to power, went missing on October 2 after entering the consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents needed for his upcoming marriage.


Former CIA Intelligence Officer: Saudi Account Is 'Foolish'
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former CIA intelligence officer Glenn Carle stated that the "absurdity of the crumbling cover stories" would bring a smile to the face of anyone paying attention.

The newest account, in which journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during a fight with consulate officials, was right to draw ire, Carle told Al-Jazeera.

"As though a 59 or 60-year-old man would walk into a consulate … and pick a fight with 15 thugs. I don't think so. So the story is foolish," he added.

Carle stressed that US President Donald Trump's statements affirming that he believes the Saudi account of what happened were "stupid and offensive" but "characteristic".

"Trump has clearly been accepting whatever the Saudis say "in order to maintain relations", Carle concluded.

A former head of Britain's MI6 spy agency also said Khashoggi was probably killed on the orders of people close to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

John Sawers, who headed MI6 between 2009 and 2014, told the BBC that "all the evidence points to it being ordered and carried out" by people close to Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.

"I don't think he would have done this if he hadn't thought he had license from the US administration to frankly behave as he wished to do so," he added.


Sawyers stated that Khashoggi's disappearance was a wake-up call to the Donald Trump administration about "just how dangerous it is to have people acting with a sense that they have impunity in their relationship with the United States".

Saudi Arabia admitted Khashoggi was killed inside its consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul, saying he died in brawl but made no mention of where his body is.

Preliminary results of investigations showed the dissident writer died after a fight broke out inside the building shortly after he entered, the official SPA press agency reported on Saturday.

Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post who wrote critically of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's (MbS) rise to power, went missing on October 2 after entering the consulate in Istanbul to obtain documents needed for his upcoming marriage.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

福島第一原発から放射性物質飛散中

※ 桑ちゃん @namiekuwabara氏の2018/10/17のツイート
大体こんなこと起きているときが、このようなお化け現象が出る。昨日は線量変動激しかったからね。放射能拡散しまくりだろう。言っておくけどセシウムだけじゃないから放射能、希ガスが通過したとも考えられる。MPは2分間隔5回平均だから反応しないだろう。知らぬ間に内部被ばく可能性ありあり。




西日本、中部日本では川内原発からのものとみられる放射性物質が流れています。








静岡は10/14の降雨とF1からの影響とみられる線量率の上昇が大きくなっています。




今日の山形


東北は昨夜からジワリと上がっていました。


2018/10/17、管理人自宅で平均線量率が0.109μSv/hまで上がっています。






2018/10/20



2018/10/20午後、福島県磐梯町で大きなスパイクが出ています。近隣の測定ポイントも上がっています。なんでしょう。降雨はそんなに多くないようですが





posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:14| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

'Breakthrough' & 'message to US': France & Germany to join Russia & Turkey in Syria summit

RT2018/10/19
'Breakthrough' & 'message to US': France & Germany to join Russia & Turkey in Syria summit
France and Germany will meet Russia and Turkey this October for a four-way summit on Syria, a potentially groundbreaking gathering that could finally see key EU states working together with local players to end the war.

Unlike many of the previous rounds of talks in Astana or Geneva, this meeting, scheduled for October 27 in Istanbul, will gather the countries' leaders. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron.

The meeting will focus on "the situation on the ground, the Idlib agreement and the political process," according to Erdogan's spokesman Ibrahim Kalin. It will aim to "harmonize joint efforts for finding a lasting solution" to the devastating seven-year conflict in Syria.

Russia welcomed the participation of Western powers. President Putin is against "isolationism" and is looking for "dialogues with all countries and all leaders," his spokesman Dmitry Peskov has said.

With German and French participation at the highest level, the meeting has all the makings for a pivotal milestone on the way to a solution for Syria, experts have told RT.

The Istanbul summit will be a breakthrough, as it is a chance to involve key EU countries in resolving the Syrian crisis.

The gathering will be especially important for finding a way out of the impasse around Idlib, Nikolay Surkov, a senior researcher at the Moscow-based International Institute for World Economy and International Relations, said. Idlib is a key strategic area where anti-Assad opposition fighters and jihadist militants still hold out, with Damascus trying to pressure them to surrender and the West up in arms against any potential offensive by Assad and Russia.

Europe ready to recognize Russia's influence?

Russia's previous efforts to sit down and work out a path to peace in Syria with regional players were dismissed as insignificant or outright fraudulent by the US-led West. The Istanbul four-way is grounds for cautious optimism that Russia is being accepted as a key influence, experts believe.

"Western countries are realizing that without Russia and Turkey there can be no settlement in Syria. Likewise, Russia and Turkey realize they need to agree with Western countries," Marianna Belenkaya, a Middle East analyst for Russia's Kommersant daily, told RT.

The EU has a very real stake in the Syrian crisis, Nikolay Surkov believes. They need to talk to Damascus and Moscow if they want to avoid a new migrant influx, he says.

Europeans understand the threats coming out of Syria very well. For example, a military operation in Idlib is bound to result in a new wave of refugees. They want to influence the situation. They need partners.

Turkey has influence on the opposition forces, and Damascus looks back at Moscow – so the EU countries need to talk to both. And for French President Emmanuel Macron, whose ratings at home are in a downward spiral, this is a particularly important bid for influence.

"For Macron, who has long wanted to present France as an influential player in the Middle East, this is a chance to demonstrate his clout in the region," Marianna Belenkaya said.

US not that relevant anymore?

Both France and Germany, who are active supporters and contributors to the US-led campaign in Syria, confirmed their participation in the Istanbul event. It's not clear how the White House would react to its two key allies participating in a summit hosted by bitter US rivals Turkey and Moscow.

By taking part, Germany and France are showing that Washington's opinion is not that relevant anymore, believes Grigory Lukyanov, a Middle East analyst and senior lecturer at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

"Such a meeting is a signal to Washington, meaning that European states want to pursue an independent policy regarding the settlement of the crises that concern them, including the one in Syria," he said.

Germany and France's positions on Syria are far less rigid than that of the US and the UK, who aren't really trying to find peace – just to bring down Bashar Assad.

"The US is in Syria to contain Iran. They are not suggesting any options for peace except regime change," Nikolay Surkov told RT. "France and Germany have a more flexible approach. They are interested in settling the Syrian crisis and are ready to discuss ways to solve the problem."
Peace takes much more effort than war

While potentially groundbreaking, the Istanbul summit won't become a solve-all moment for Syria, experts agree. But it is a start.

"Peace takes much more time and effort to build than war," Grigory Lukyanov, said. "What we are seeing is another small step, with Russia and Turkey suggesting this format for talks… We shouldn't expect a sensation, rather a slow restoration of trust."

Every participant will go into the talks with a desire to "hog the blanket," Nikolay Surkov said. But in this particular quartet, a balance of interests can be found, he believes.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:55| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

サウジ検察のステートメント

Below the full statement by Saudi Arabia's state news agency SPA on the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecutor stated the following:

"Preliminary investigations carried out by the Public Prosecution into the disappearance case of the citizen Jamal bin Ahmad Khashoggi revealed that the discussions that took place between him and the persons who met him during his attendance in the Kingdom's consulate in Istanbul led to a quarrel and a brawl with the citizen /Jamal Khashoggi, resulted in his death.

"The Public Prosecutor confirms that its investigations into this case are continuing with the (18) individuals who are all Saudi nationals in preparation for reaching all the facts and declaring them and to hold all those involved in this case accountable and bringing them to justice."

SOURCE: Al Jazeera News

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Al Jazeera

Ex- UK intelligence chief: 'Khashoggi probably killed on order of people close to MBS'

A former head of Britain's MI6 spy agency said Khashoggi was probably killed on the orders of people close to Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

John Sawers, who headed MI6 between 2009 and 2014, told the BBC that "all the evidence points to it being ordered and carried out" by people close to Saudi Arabia's de facto ruler.

"I don't think he would have done this if he hadn't thought he had license from the U.S. administration to frankly behave as he wished to do so," he said.

Sawyers said Khashoggi's disappearance was a wake-up call to the Trump administration about "just how dangerous it is to have people acting with a sense that they have impunity in their relationship with the United States."

Report: 'King Salman asserts authority, checks son's power'

Citing five sources close to the Saudi royal family, Reuters news agency reported that King Salman, long absent from the day to day running of the kingdom, has felt compelled to intervene as the Khashoggi crisis deepened.

Since outmanoeuvring his rivals to become Saudi Arabia's de-facto leader in 2017, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's portfolio of tasks had slowly expanded to include issues such as economic diversification, diplomacy and defence.

This came to a sharp halt with the disappearance of Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The report notes that the king, initially unaware of the Khashoggi crisis, eventually sent his most trusted aide, Prince Khaled al-Faisal, governor of Mecca, to meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 11.

"The selection of Khaled, a senior royal with high status, is telling as he is the king's personal adviser, his right hand man and has very strong ties and a friendship with Erdogan," Reuters quoted a Saudi source with links to government circles as saying.

One of the sources told Reuters that the king's unawareness was partly "because [Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman] MBS aides had been directing the king to glowing news about the country on Saudi TV channels".

"Even if MBS wanted to keep this away from the king he couldn't because the story about Khashoggi's disappearance was on all the Arab and Saudi TV channels watched by the king," another unnamed source said.

"The King started asking aides and MBS about it. MBS had to tell him and asked him to intervene when Khashoggi's case became a global crisis."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:21| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

低所得世帯、貧困世帯では子どもの数が減っている

※ 藤田孝典 @fujitatakanori氏の2018/10/18のツイート
藤田孝典さんがOECD東京センターをリツイートしました
子どもの相対的貧困率が以前より下がったけれど、日本ではもう低所得世帯、貧困世帯では子どもが産まれていないし、子どもの数も減っているということ。都市部では特に、中所得、高所得層でないと教育費負担できない。政策効果のない子どもの貧困率低下には注意が必要。

※ OECD東京センター認証済みアカウント @OECDTokyoの2018/10/17のツイート
【きょうは貧困撲滅のための国際デー】OECD加盟国と非加盟国合わせて42カ国で相対的貧困にある子ども(各国の所得の中央値の半額未満で生活する0歳-17歳、2015-16年もしくは直近年)の割合を比較したところ、最高は中国で33.1%、最低はデンマークで2.9%でした右矢印1http://bit.ly/2OYTYRY #EndPoverty

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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:48| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

サウジがカショギ事件について公式見解 トランプは武器取引の維持に執着

RT2018/10/19
Saudi Arabia says Khashoggi died in accidental ‘fistfight’ inside the consulate
Journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fight” with individuals inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey, Saudi authorities said after nearly two weeks of speculation. A senior Saudi intelligence official was fired over the incident.

Khashoggi lived in Turkey and was last seen entering the consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. The Turkish government almost immediately accused the Saudi authorities of killing the journalist, which Riyadh denied.

On Saturday, however, a Saudi prosecutor announced on state television that an investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance confirmed he was dead. An argument between Khashoggi and men who met him inside the consulate on October 2 escalated into “a fistfight that led to his death,” the prosecutor said, adding that the men then tried to cover it up.

“The Kingdom expresses its deep regret at the painful developments that have taken place,” the prosecutor’s statement adds.

The investigation is still underway and 18 Saudi nationals have been arrested so far, the authorities said. Saudi TV also confirmed that General Ahmad al-Asiri, deputy director of General Intelligence Directorate, was fired over the incident.

Al-Asiri was a senior adviser to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as was another official fired over the incident, Saud al-Qahtani, who was in charge of Saudi propaganda overseas.

The Saudi admission seems to confirm at least some of the accusations made by anonymous Turkish officials over the past two weeks, though some of the more lurid claims - that it was a hit ordered by bin Salman personally, or that the assassins cut Khashoggi’s body into pieces with a bone saw - remain in the realm of rumors.

International outrage, fueled by media reports of Turkish claims, has already resulted in many countries and companies dropping out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia, and the US Senate calling for Magnitsky Act sanctions against Riyadh.

RT2018/10/19
Saudi prince MBS put in charge of intel purge following Khashoggi death
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been appointed to head a ministerial committee tasked with restructuring the General Intelligence Agency, after its deputy director was sacked amid the Khashoggi death scandal.

The decision to appoint MbS to head the restructuring process came after King Salman issued a decree firing the agency's vice president, Ahmed bin Hassan bin Mohammed Asiri. The King has also issued orders to terminate some officers and appoint new ones within the primary intelligence agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The committee tasked with overhauling the command of the general intelligence agency will include the country's Interior Ministry, the Foreign Ministry, and the chief of homeland security. The team will look at evaluating the methods and procedures of the agency and will set guidelines to determine the agency's powers. The task force will have a month to provide a progress report to the King.

The intelligence agency is being overhauled purely out of “public interest,” King Salman's order said. Therefore the committee will be tasked with devising a new “administrative and hierarchical” structure to ensure its “proper functioning” and “determination of responsibilities” within the spy agency, the SPA news agency reported.

The new measures, allegedly aimed at ensuring more “transparency” within the highly secretive intelligence structure, were introduced after the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul over two weeks ago. Turkish officials have accused a Saudi assassination squad close to Bin Salman of murdering and dismembering the body of a journalist who wrote for The Washington Post.

After being forced to conduct an investigation amid international pressure, on Friday the Saudi prosecutor –finally for the first time– admitted that, according to its “preliminary” probe, Khashoggi died during an accidental fight at the consulate on October 2. Saudi authorities emphasized that they are fully committed to uncovering the truth and have already detained 18 suspects in connection with the case.

RT2018/10/19
‘Hope we can keep it’: Trump touts Saudi arms deal while talking sanctions over Khashoggi death
US President Donald Trump has again warned that Saudi Arabia will face consequences if it was behind the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi – but he also suggested that Washington will not be axing its arms deal with Riyadh.

When a reporter, employing some lingo previously used by the president, asked Trump what "severe consequences" against Saudi Arabia would entail, the president had a rather vague answer.

"I think it's too early to say," he said, while stressing that it's "very serious stuff" and "something we don't like" if Riyadh was indeed behind Khashoggi's murder. He added that Congress would be involved when it came to determining an appropriate response.

However, he once again touted the arms deal between Washington and Riyadh, citing the $450 billion and 600,000 jobs it is bringing into the country, and adding that it would be "very hurtful" to the US if it was dropped.

"I hope we can keep that," he said.

When asked specifically whether sanctions might be considered, Trump said it was a possibility but declined to commit to implementing them. Instead, he said the US is first going to "find out who knew what, when, and where."

Trump went on to once-again call Saudi Arabia a "great ally" of the United States. "That's why this is so sad."

Khashoggi, a journalist with The Washington Post, was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. Turkish officials have accused a Saudi assassination squad of murdering and dismembering his body. Riyadh says it is investigating the circumstances of his disappearance.

Trump's comments come just one day after he stated that it "certainly looks like" Khashoggi is dead, adding that whoever was behind his murder would face "severe consequences."

RT2018/10/20
Trump finds Saudi explanation ‘credible’, calls 18 arrests in Khashoggi probe a ‘great 1st step’
Calling Saudi Arabia a crucial ally against Iran that purchases billions of dollars-worth of US weapons, Donald Trump lamented Khashoggi’s “unacceptable” death but praised Riyadh for making the first arrests in the ongoing probe.

“It is a good first step. It is a big step,” Trump said, admitting, though, that “some questions” do remain and that he will be dealing with Congress on how to proceed to address the issue.

“Saudi Arabia has been a great ally but what happened in unacceptable,” Trump emphasized.

“I would prefer if there is going to be some form of sanction, or what we may determine to do if anything,” the president said. “But I would prefer that we don't use as retribution, canceling the $110 billion-worth of work, which means 600,000 jobs.”

“They have been a great ally in the Middle East. We need them as a counter-balance to Iran. So it's not the simplest solution. It's not the simplest situation to be in,” Trump reiterated, expressing hope that “it will get solved, it will get solved.”

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russia Accuses US of Transferring ISIL from Syria to Afghanistan, Iraq

FARSNEWS2018/10/19
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US government of transferring the ISIL terrorists from Syria to neighboring Iraq and Afghanistan.

“Moscow is concerned with Washington’s transfer of Daesh (ISIL) militants to Iraq and Afghanistan,” Lavrov said during a press conference, Interfax reported.

“Russia calls on the US to explain relocation of Daesh fighters to Iraq and Afghanistan,” he added.

Russia has accused the United States of transferring Daesh terrorists to Afghanistan on a number of occasions in the past.

Washington has repeatedly denied these allegations from Moscow.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2018年10月19日

親父が放射脳の息子の首を絞めるとき

なかなか本題に入れません。

ハビブ・ヌルマゴメドフの父親です。試合前です。


ダゲスタンのサッカースタジアムで


上のツイートからするとかなり厳しい父親のようです。


プーチンがハビブ・ヌルマゴメドフ父子を呼んで祝福しています。親父はとてもうれしそうです。そうでしょうね。






ハビビの父親がマグレガーをダゲスタンに招くとの話があります。マグレガーは、ハビビ父子を侮辱していました。オクタゴンの中でも外でもハビビの勝ちです。
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and trainer of MMA star Khabib, has invited Conor McGregor to their Dagestan homeland, reiterating that he bears no grudges over the insults doled out by the Irishman before UFC 229.



題名との食い違いは後日是正されます。ハビブ・ヌルマゴメドフの父子にも触れるつもりです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:56| Comment(0) | 社会・経済

カショギ殺人事件で揺れ動くトランプ

米国情報機関は、カショギ殺害はサウジによるものであり、サウジの政権中枢の指示によるものとの見方を強めているとされています。

トルコの警察がイスタンブールのサウジ領事館と総領事公邸を捜索しました。トルコは追加的なリークを続けており、特にカショギのアップル腕時計が記録したとされる音声データの内容をより具体的に示しました。いまさらながら震撼させられる内容です。

トランプは、自身とその一族がサウジから利益を受けていることもあり、サウジに制裁を加えて武器輸出ができなくなれば、国家的な損失だと述べ、消極的な姿勢を保ってきましたが、国内外の世論に押されて揺れ動いています。

ポンペオがサウジ、トルコを訪問しましたが、トルコのリークが止まらないのはトルコとまだ話がついていないことを示すように思われます。ポンペオは音声テープを聞かされ、書き起こしも受け取ったと伝えられていますが、国務省は当然ながら否定しています。

カショギの尋問の過程で行き過ぎがあって殺してしまったという筋書きは、音声データの内容一部公開でぶっとんでしまいました。カショギが死ぬまで7、8分、それに薬剤を注射されたか絞殺されたとの推測が出ています。

イスタンブール総領事が解任され家族とともに帰国しています。暗殺団に総領事が苦情を言う音声も記録されているようで、サウジは総領事から情報が漏れるのを極端に恐れています。トルコのメディアが総領事は帰国後間もなく殺されるだろうとの推測を伝えています。

暗殺団のうちの一人がサウジで不審な交通事故死を遂げています。

トルコが情報をリークした結果、サウジはMbSを守るためには、この暗殺の指揮者としてスケープゴートを差し出さなければならなくなりました。

次の方の名が挙がっています。


トルコは、暗殺団の構成員の取り調べをすると言うでしょう。外交旅券を持っているからと言って領事館で人を殺しても免責とはなりません。

FARSNEWS2018/10/18
Pompeo Tells Bin Salman He Should Take Responsibility in Khashoggi Case as His Future as King Is in Danger
TEHRAN (FNA)- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has sternly told Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) during a meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday that the first in line to the throne would have to take responsibility in disappearance case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi to help the kingdom avoid the consequences of an international backlash, according to an informed source.

A person familiar with the meeting told The New York Times that Pompeo sternly told the crown prince that even if he did not know whether Khashoggi had been killed, he would have to take responsibility to help the kingdom avoid the consequences of an international backlash.

Pompeo’s trip to the kingdom was supposed to forge the beginnings of a diplomatic resolution. But, his private meeting with Prince Mohammad, attended by a small number of aides on both sides, was highly scripted, and he made no dramatic threats or ultimatums, according to one former senior administration official who was briefed on the gathering.

The secretary of state asked for an accounting of what happened and the crown prince, denying any involvement in Khashoggi’s disappearance, stated that an investigation was underway, the official said. In the end, the official added, Pompeo’s plea to the Saudis was to complete the investigation quickly and transparently.

The story was also confirmed by CNN as the news network reported that Pompeo's smiling photo op with Mbs disguised the reality of a blunt, tough meeting in which the top US diplomat told the royal that his future as king depends on his handling of Khashoggi's suspected murder.

A source familiar with Pompeo's meeting with bin Salman told CNN that the smiling photo-op between the two should not be read as an indication that the meeting was friendly.

Instead, Pompeo told bin Salman in no uncertain terms that he had to "own" the situation, and "that every fact is going to get out", the source said, adding that the smiles between the two men ended when the photo op did.

Pompeo has been slammed for the warm, smiling images emerging from his trip to Riyadh, as the Saudi story about Khashoggi's fate began to shift and Turkish media published grisly details about his suspected murder and links emerged that tie the suspected killers to crown prince himself.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity to describe diplomatic meetings, said the top US diplomat also made it clear to the crown prince that the Saudis had to get their investigation done very quickly, adding that Pompeo stressed that time is short and that the Saudis have to deal with the people involved sharply.

Pompeo went on to tell the prince "bluntly that if they don't, the US will have to deal with this", the source revealed, and "will take action because the world will demand it and that President [Donald] Trump's hand will be forced by the global pressure".

The source told CNN that Pompeo also told bin Salman he had to "own" what happened "even if the crown prince didn't know about it beforehand".

The source did not describe how the crown prince or the Saudis reacted, but stressed that the message had been received.

Pompeo also told bin Salman he had 72 hours to complete his "investigation" into the murder of Khashoggi or risk wrecking the kingdom's place on the world stage, according to Axios.

A Turkish source who has listened in full to an audio recording of the journalist's horrifying last moments told Middle East Eye (MEE) that Kashoggi was butchered alive during an excruciating seven-minute execution inside the Riyadh consulate in Turkish city of Istanbul. The journalist was dragged from the Consul General’s office at the Saudi consulate and onto the table of his study next door, the Turkish source said, adding that horrendous screams were then heard by a witness downstairs. The screaming stopped when Khashoggi was injected with an as yet unknown substance.

After Police found evidence inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul which confirms that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the building, Turkish official revealed that the body of the missing writer was cut into pieces after he was killed in early October.

A State Department Spokeswoman stated on Wednesday that Pompeo had not heard the tape. Top Saudi officials, including the king and his son, have repeatedly denied any role in Khashoggi’s disappearance.

US intelligence has also revealed that the Saudi crown prince ordered an operation to detain missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi after luring him back to Saudi Arabia, according to The Washington Post.

US officials speaking on the condition of anonymity told The Washington Post that MbS and other Saudi officials tried to get Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, where he is from, with offers of government employment and protection.

Seven of the 15 men suspected of being involved in an operation to kill Khashoggi belong to the crown prince’s personal security and protection detail, according to a report.

Also, US intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman played a role in Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in early October, according to a report.

Citing unidentified officials, The New York Times reported that information leaked to the public – names and photos of 15 Saudis who travelled to Istanbul on October 2 as well as claims Turkey possesses audio recordings of Khashoggi’s death – is helping convince the US intelligence community that the crown prince was involved.

Khashoggi, known for his criticism of Saudi Arabia's policies, went missing on October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a marriage document. Ankara has accused Riyadh of murdering the Khashoggi and smuggling his body out of the consulate in pieces. Saudi Arabia has denied the charges as “baseless", stressing that the journalist left the consulate shortly after he arrived, without providing any evidence.

RT2018/10/18
‘It certainly looks like’ Khashoggi is dead, consequences will be ‘severe’ – Trump
The missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi appears to be dead, US President Donald Trump has told reporters, saying there would be “severe” consequences for whoever is behind it.

“It certainly looks that way to me,” Trump said when asked if Khashoggi was dead. “It's very sad.”

Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey two weeks ago. Turkey has accused Saudi Arabia of sending a hit squad to abduct and assassinate the journalist, who wrote a column for the Washington Post. Riyadh has denied responsibility.

The potential consequences for Saudi Arabia “will have to be very severe,” Trump told reporters on Thursday, before departing for Montana. “I mean it's bad, bad stuff, but we'll see what happens.”

“Unless the miracle of all miracles happens, I would acknowledge that he’s dead,” Trump told New York Times reporters inside the Oval Office shortly before speaking to the press at Joint Base Andrews. “That’s based on everything − intelligence coming from every side.”

“We’re working with the intelligence from numerous countries,” he said. “This is the best intelligence we could have.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:38| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

*ISISに人質として捕らえられた700人に欧米市民 1日10人が殺害される*

RT2018/10/18
Putin: ISIS took several US & European citizens hostage in US-controlled part of Syria
The 700 hostages captured in Syria by Islamic State terrorists include US and European citizens and are being killed off 10 people a day, Russia’a Vladimir Putin said, criticizing American forces for “catastrophic” failure.

Islamic State terrorists “have delivered ultimatums and made certain demands, threatening … to shoot ten people every day,” the Russian leader said, adding that the hostage-takers already started carrying out their threats and executed ten hostages two days ago.

“This is just horrible, it is a catastrophe,” Putin said, adding that the US forces that claim to control the area around the east bank of the Euphrates River, relying on the Kurdish armed forces on the ground, stay conspicuously silent on this crisis.

“Some US and European citizens are among the hostages,” the president warned, adding that “everyone is silent … as if nothing has happened.”

“They [the US] have clearly fallen short of their target,” Putin said, adding that Washington and its allies apparently failed to combat terrorists in the part of Syria they occupy. Islamic State terrorists continue to expand their presence in the area, he said.

※ Partisangirl認証済みアカウント @Partisangirl氏の2018/10/18のツイート
What were these "Citizens" doing in #Syria?

FARSNEWS2018/10/18
Russian President Says Daesh Took Several American, European Citizens Hostage in US-Controlled Part of Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The 700 hostages captured in Syria by Daesh terrorists include US and European citizens and are being killed off 10 people a day, Russia’a President Vladimir Putin said, criticizing American forces for “catastrophic” failure.

Daesh terrorists “have delivered ultimatums and made certain demands, threatening … to shoot ten people every day,” the Russian leader stated, adding that the hostage-takers already started carrying out their threats and executed ten hostages two days ago, RT reported.

“This is just horrible, it is a catastrophe,” Putin said, adding that the US forces that claim to control the area around the East bank of the Euphrates River, relying on the Kurdish armed forces on the ground, stay conspicuously silent on this crisis.

“Some US and European citizens are among the hostages,” the president warned, noting that “everyone is silent … as if nothing has happened”.

“They [the US] have clearly fallen short of their target,” Putin said, adding that Washington and its allies apparently failed to combat terrorists in the part of Syria they occupy.

Daesh militants continue to expand their presence in the area, he stressed.

Russian forces dealt a “heavy blow” to terrorists in Syria, eliminating many of them and forcing others to lay down their arms, Putin said.

“Over these years, we liberated almost 95 percent of the Syrian Republic’s territory,” the president added.

“We maintained its sovereignty and did not let [the Syrian] state fall apart,” he continued, arguing that Russia’s actions helped “stabilize the situation in the region”.

He also praised Turkey for its efforts in driving terrorists out of northern Syria.

“They work and we see it,” he said, adding that the Turkish side “does its best to fulfill its obligations” as he hailed the “effectiveness” of Ankara’s actions.

Putin has called on the world’s nations to “unite their efforts” to combat terrorism effectively.

This cooperation has been reduced to some “separate instances of cooperation, which are not enough,” he noted.

次は上の記事の関連、前段の事実関係ですね。
RT2018/10/16
ISIS take 700 refugees hostage as US keeps ‘imitating’ fighting terrorists in Syria – MoD
Islamic State terrorists have attacked a refugee camp in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province and took hundreds of people hostage, while the US and its allied armed groups looked away, according to the Russian Defense Ministry.

The brazen assault on the El Bahra refugee camp took place on Saturday and saw “130 families of about 700 people” abducted and taken away to Hajin, the head of the Russian Reconciliation Center, Major General Vladimir Savchenko, said in a statement.

“The kidnapped civilians… can be used by terrorists as a ‘human shield’” to protect them from the possible advance of the US-backed Syrian democratic forces, he said.

The town of Hajin, where the people were taken, is located in the 20-kilometer area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River currently controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists. IS has managed to maintain control of such large territory in Deir ez-Zor as a result of “inaction of the US-backed armed units,” Savchenko emphasized.

“The US-led coalition and the Pentagon-controlled Kurdish forces continue to imitate the fight against Islamic State in the south of Deir ez-Zor province,” without making actual steps to eradicate the terrorists, he said.

10/18にこの記事を見て何かおかしいと感じていました。現地ではかなり混乱しているのでしょうか。
RT2018/10/18
6 killed as US-led coalition F-15 jets bomb Kurdish forces fighting ISIS – report
Two US-led coalition aircraft have bombed Syrian Kurdish forces, disrupting their offensive on Islamic State terrorists, RIA news agency reports. The diplomatic source has called out US’ “lack of coordination and professionalism.”

Two US-led coalition’s F-15 fighter jets have mistakenly targeted Kurdish units amid their offensive on the remaining forces of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists in Syria, RIA reported, citing a “military and diplomatic source.” It said six people were killed and 15 injured on the Kurdish side.

The incident, which took place near the town of Hajin in the Syrian eastern Deir ez-Zor province, did not just disrupt the operation but also reportedly led to numerous defections in the ranks of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Even worse, the terrorists managed to seize some territories in the area, the source added.

“These facts demonstrate that the US policy in Syria has failed just as in the neighboring Iraq, as it does not solve any problems but only creates the new one for the whole region,” the source said, accusing Washington of only “imitating” its fight against the terrorists in Syria to justify its continued presence in the war-torn country.

On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that Islamic State militants had attacked a refugee camp in Deir ez-Zor province and had taken hundreds of people hostage. Some 700 people were abducted and taken to Hajin, located in a 20-kilometer area along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. Now, the military source has told RIA that some citizens of western countries are among the people taken hostage by the extremists.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:47| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

福島第一原発から放射性物質の粒子が飛んでいる

ここ数日、福島第一原発の構内で測定されたダストが高水準を示しています。

福島第一原子力発電所敷地境界付近でのダストモニタ計測状況


一方、日本の各地で空間線量率がすこし上がっているところが見られます。管理人の自宅では、通常0.096〜0.103μSv/hのところ0.109μSv/hに上がっています。

さらにところによっては次のようなスパイクが見られます。


このスパイクの形は、測定器のそばを放射性物質が通り過ぎた時に生じます。

この例では、それまでの16cpm程度が1分間の間に38cpmまで上がり、そして次の1分間でまた16cpm程度まで下がっていることを示しています。

非常に短い期間での動きです。放射線を出していた物体は通過していきました。風が秒速1mだとすれば、30m向こうから余計な放射線が検出され始め、最も近づいたときに放射線の検出数が最大となり、また30mほど離れていった時、余計な放射線がなくなったということです。

このような変化はまとまった放射性物質を含む気流ではなく、比較的放出する放射線が少ない超微粒子状の放射性物質が流れてきたと仮定すると理解しやすくなります。いわゆる点線源です。それも極めて小さい。まさにダストです。

このようなダストを吸えば、鼻血を出すことがありますし、喉にとどまればのどの痛みを生じます。肺の中に取り込まれれば、言うまでもなく肺がんのリスクを大きく高めます。

この1週間ほど、東北、関東の方から鼻血と喉の痛みの症例をうかがっています。




2018/10/18も各地でスパイクが続いています。






2018/10/19の未明には新潟でスパイクが立っています。0.36μSv/h、これが持続すれば兵隊さんも逃げ出す高さです。


外出する際、外気が入る場所で何かする場合は、必ずマスクを!!

呼吸量が増える激しい運動は控えたほうがよいでしょう。


こんな状況なのに外国人観光客を呼び寄せるんですかね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:05| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

まだある 気づかれていない高線量率地域

愛知県北部から岐阜県、富山県に至る地域は、放射性物質の降下が見込まれており線量率が高いはずと管理人は見ています。SAFECASTの作成になる地図は、そのような見方と整合している面があります。管理人が現地調査を行った結果、驚かされた地域はこの地図でも相対的に高く表示されています。

http://safecast.org/tilemap/?y=36&x=138.82&z=8&l=0&m=0


この団体は資金が潤沢でハード機器の開発なども行っています。
ソーラーキャストナノ、福島第一原子力発電所近くに設置完了


読者から愛知、岐阜辺りは自然放射線の高いところが多いとの指摘をいただきました。


私設空間線量率リアルタイム表示システムの画像を見ていただくとわかりますが、屋内の測定でも0.127μSv/h前後というところが西に行くほど多くなっています。このバックグラウンドの線量がもっぱら外部被ばくとして人体に影響を与えるのであれば、0.103μSv/hも0.127μSv/hもそんなに顕著な健康面での差はないだろうと考えます。(福島第一原発事故後の期間をとれば、東の人口動態の悪化が大きく、西のほうは悪化度合いが小さいです。)

ですが問題は、吸気や飲食物による内部被ばくであり、バックグラウンドの線量0.127μSv/hがしばしば0.15μSv/h(+0.023μSv/h)に上がるのと0.103μSv/hがしばしば0.15μSv/h(+0.047μSv/h)に上がるのとでは意味が違ってきます。後者のほうが放射性物質の飛散が多いと考えれば、後者のほうが危険が大きいです。

これまで私設空間線量率リアルタイム表示システムを運用して分かったのは、長時間連続測定して平均値を求めなければバックグラウンドの線量率水準はつかめないということ、その変動幅・率もところにより大きく違うということです。

バックグラウンドの線量率が0.127μSv/hでもそれがほとんど変動しないのであれば、0.103μSv/hから0.15μSvの間で激しく変動するところ(平均は0.1265μSv/h)よりも内部被ばくのリスクが少ないと管理人は考えています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:45| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

木木と知り合う ナナカマド

ナナカマドは、思い出のある木の一つ。東京近郊では、あの赤い実をつけた姿が見れないのがさびしい。

本州でも山に入れば見られるというが、当面(永遠に?)機会は得られないだろう。

北海道の街路樹にはナナカマドがよく使われている。8月の夕刻、釧路の街を歩いていたら、盆踊り大会があったようで人が行き交っていたが、既に肌寒く薄暗い道筋に、ナナカマドの木が赤い実をつけていたのを思い出す。

というわけで、この記事には画像は掲載できないと決めていたが、柏の葉公園に1本だけ植えてあった。2010/8/29撮影。



でも、なんというかわいそうな姿だろう。私の哀れなナナカマド。

2010年は、東京近郊ではナンキンハゼやどんぐりが例年より早く熟しているが、北海道のナナカマドは実の熟すのが遅いそうだ。例年に増して美しい姿を見せてくれるのかもしれない。

2011/7/23、ようやく実をつけたナナカマドに出会った。葛西臨海公園の林の傍らで。



次は、2013/6/30撮影。東京近郊では難しいようだ。


これは美しい。


これもナナカマドでしょうか。


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Ex-CIA Chief: White House, Riyadh Working to Make up Story on Missing Journalist’s Fate

FARSNEWS2018/10/18
Report: US Spy Agencies Increasingly Convinced Crown Prince Played Role in Journalist's Fate
TEHRAN (FNA)- US intelligence agencies are increasingly convinced that Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman played a role in journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance and likely death in early October, according to a report.

Citing unidentified officials, The New York Times reported that information leaked to the public – names and photos of 15 Saudis who travelled to Istanbul on October 2 as well as claims Turkey possesses audio recordings of Khashoggi’s death – is helping convince the US intelligence community that the crown prince, commonly known as MbS, was involved.

The intelligence agencies, however, noted that they do not know with an overwhelming degree of confidence whether MbS ordered Khashoggi’s death or intended to have him captured and returned to Saudi Arabia, nor have they been able to collect any direct evidence of his possible involvement, the report noted.

Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.

Seven of the 15 men suspected of being involved in the case belong to MbS’s personal security detail, a Middle East Eye report said on Wednesday.

The suspects ate dinner at the Saudi consul-general’s residence after killing Khashoggi inside the consulate, a source in the Istanbul Prosecutor General’s office told MEE on Wednesday after Turkish police finally gained access to the building.

The US intelligence agencies are currently preparing their assessment for President Donald Trump, the report added.

The American leader could ignore the classified assessment, however, as he decides what policies he believes are in the American interest, or he may decide that he is unpersuaded by it, the NYT reported.


Seven of Crown Prince's Bodyguards Among Saudi Journalist Suspects
TEHRAN (FNA)- Seven of the 15 men suspected of being involved in an operation to kill Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi belong to Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman’s personal security and protection detail, according to a report.

The suspects went and ate dinner at the Saudi consul-general’s residence after murdering and dismembering Khashoggi inside the consulate, a source in the Istanbul Prosecutor General’s office also told Middle East Eye (MEE) on Wednesday as Turkish police finally gained access to the building on Wednesday.

Most of them are high-ranking officers who accompanied the crown prince on diplomatic visits to the UK and France earlier this year.

MEE has obtained a document from the Saudi Interior Ministry detailing their ranks, dates of birth, passport and telephone numbers and when they accompanied bin Salman on trips abroad. All of them are members of the crown prince’s Special Security Force.

MEE is not publishing the document in order to protect the safety of its sources.

Confirmation that these seven members were high-ranking members of the crown prince’s close protection team and travelled with him on high profile visits regularly will complicate efforts currently under way to distance bin Salman from the murder investigation in Istanbul.

At least three of them accompanied bin Salman on his visit to the UK in March. They are First Lieutenant Dhaar Ghalib Dhaar Al-Harbi, Sergeant Major Walid Abdullah Al-Shihri, and Abdul Aziz Muhammad Musa Al-Hawsawi.

At least two of them accompanied the crown prince to France in April. They are Major General Mahir Abdul Aziz Muhammad Mutrib and Colonel Badr Lafi Muhammad Al-Oteibi.

Middle East Eye called phone numbers with Saudi dialling codes in the document for the seven men but most of the numbers had been disconnected. One of the numbers rang unanswered. Another number was answered by a man who said he was not the individual named in the document.

Turkish media published the names and photos of the 15 suspects last week after Turkish sources close to the investigation told Middle East Eye and other media outlets that prosecutors suspected Khashoggi had been killed and dismembered shortly after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

Several of the suspects arrived at Ataturk airport on commercial flights in the early hours on 2 October, while others arrived on a private jet from Riyadh later that morning. A second private jet landed in Istanbul that afternoon, when three suspects also flew in on commercial flights.

The suspects checked into two hotels near to the Saudi consulate but all left the country within hours of their arrival. Thirteen of the 15 suspects left Istanbul aboard the two private jets on the evening of 2 October, while the final two left on commercial flights in the early hours of 3 October.

Saudi officials have denied any knowledge about Khashoggi’s disappearance and initially said that he had left the consulate building shortly after arriving. Following publication of the names of the 15 suspects, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya TV network described them as “tourists”.

However, CNN reported earlier this week that Saudi Arabia was preparing to admit that Khashoggi had died during a botched interrogation or attempted abduction amid growing international revulsion about the reported circumstances of the journalist’s suspected death.

Mutrib, the highest ranked officer among the seven named on the interior ministry document, has been identified by investigators as the "coordinator of the operation", according to MEE's Turkish sources.

They say that Mutrib chartered the two private jets for the mission and was one of two suspects to travel on diplomatic passports.

Mutrib has previously been identified by the New York Times as a diplomat assigned to the Saudi embassy in London based on a British foreign office diplomatic list dating from 2007.

The newspaper also tracked down photographs of Mutrib standing guard next to the crown prince during visits to Spain, France and the US.

In this document Mutrib is referred to as a “communications engineer” and a “security companion” of the crown prince.

Two of the names on the list are not identified as having accompanied bin Salman on his visits to London and Paris.

Both, however, are high-ranking. They are Major Nayif Hasan Saad Al-Arifi, and Brigadier General Mansour Othman Aba Hussein. Both are described as “support officers (security and protection) for the Saudi Crown Prince”.

An eighth man, identified on audio tapes whose content was disclosed to MEE as performing the dismemberment of Khashoggi while he was drugged but still alive, is Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy.

Tubaigy had two senior posts. One was as the chairman of the forensic evidence department within Saudi General Security. The second was chairman of the Scientific Council of Forensic Medicine within the Saudi Commission for Health Specialities.

This is the Saudi equivalent of the General Medical Council, the UK’s medical regulator, and in such a senior post Tubaigy would be an examiner of doctors wanting to qualify as specialists in forensic medicine, and would decide on whether doctors trained abroad were qualified to work as forensic specialists in Saudi hospitals.

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that Tubaigy had published research on dissection and mobile autopsies and said that his presence among the suspects “suggests that killing might have been part of the original plan”.

The latest revelations about bin Salman’s close links to seven of the 15 suspects are likely to further raise suspicions about what the crown prince knew, and whether an operation involving high-level members of his own security detail could have been sanctioned without his knowledge or express orders.

Officially the crown prince, who is also defence minister, controls all three of Saudi’s armed forces, the defence ministry, the national guard, and the interior ministry.


US Lawmakers Propose Bill to Block Saudi Arms Sale Amid Khashoggi Murder Allegations
TEHRAN (FNA)- US House of Representatives proposed a draft bill to stop all aid and arms sales to Saudi Arabia after several news outlets reported that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.

Massachusetts Democratic congressman Jim McGovern, co-chair of the Human Rights Commission and the ranking member of the House Rules Committee, took the lead on the legislation, saying reports about Khashoggi "represent a brazen violation of international norms", Daily Sabah reported.

The legislation states US military aid and sales to Saudi Arabia would be prohibited, pending confirmation from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the status of Khashoggi case.

"If the United States stands for anything, we need to stand out loud and foursquare for human rights. Our values are our strength, and we cannot be indifferent or complicit when those values are undermined or attacked," McGovern said in a statement last week.

Hours before the proposed bill, US President Donald Trump said he does not want to walk away from Saudi Arabia despite concerns about Khashoggi, adding that he hopes Saudi's royal leaders were not involved in his disappearance.

On Saturday, when asked about what options Trump would consider to "punish" Saudi Arabia if the murder allegations were true, the president stated that he was not keen to limit arms sales to the kingdom − a position he has previously voiced.

"Well, it depends on what the sanction is," he noted.

"I'll give you an example − they are ordering military equipment. Everybody in the world wanted that order. Russia wanted it, China wanted it, we wanted it. We got it, and we got all of it, every bit of it," he said.

He added that "I'll tell you what I don't want to do. Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon, I don't want to hurt jobs. I don't want to lose an order like that. And you know what, there are other ways of punishing, to use a word that's a pretty harsh word, but it's true".

Dissident journalist Khashoggi, has been missing since October 2 after entering the Saudi consulate to gather documents for marriage. His fiancee and friends have said he did not leave the building. The Saudi journalist's Turkish colleagues and several Turkish officials have voiced concerns that he was murdered in the consulate.

On late Tuesday, reports surfaced that Turkish police found evidence that Khashoggi was brutally murdered in the diplomatic mission. Ankara issued no official statement yet.

Senator: US Administration 'Clamped Down' on Saudi Intel, Canceled Briefing
TEHRAN (FNA)- Sen. Bob Corker said Wednesday that the Donald Trump administration is restricting access to information about a missing Saudi journalist, a move that comes as President Donald Trump has publicly echoed denials of wrongdoing from top Saudi officials.

Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told The Washington Post that the administration had "clamped down" on sharing intelligence about Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi government who has been missing for more than two weeks.

“I can only surmise that probably the intel is not painting a pretty picture as it relates to Saudi Arabia,” Corker added.

Corker stated that the administration canceled an intelligence briefing scheduled for Tuesday and that he was told additional information would not be shared with the Senate at this time, a development he described as "disappointing".

Spokespeople for Corker didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Wednesday night.

With the Senate out of town for a roughly month-long recess, Corker has remained largely silent this week as the latest drama around Khashoggi's disappearance and potential slaying has played out on the world stage.

But he told reporters late last week that "everything indicates" that Khashoggi was murdered by the Saudis.

He went a step further on Wednesday, telling the Post that, based on earlier intelligence he was able to review, "everything points … to MbS," he said referring to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, adding that “this could not have happened without his approval".

Senator Lindsey Graham, who is on the US Armed Services Committee, also told Fox News he is certain the Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince knew about an alleged Saudi operation to kill Khashoggi.

"I know this, nothing happens in Saudi Arabia without MbS knowing it... I think he's on a bad track. I can never do business with Saudi Arabia again until we get this behind us… That means I'm not going back to Saudi Arabia as long as this guy's in charge," he stated.

Asked if he feels if MbS should step aside, Graham said "it's up to them, but I'm not going, I've been their biggest defender on the floor of the United States Senate", adding that "this guy is a wrecking ball, he had this guy murdered in a consulate in Turkey, and to expect me to ignore it. I feel used and abused. I was on the floor every time defending Saudi Arabia because there's a good ally".

"There's a difference between a country and an individual. The MbS figure is to me toxic, he can never be a world leader on the world stage," he stated.

Graham said he feels the US should impose sanctions on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's disappearance, noting that "it's up to the president, but what I would do, I know what I'm going to do, I'm going to sanction the hell out of Saudi Arabia".

"We deal with bad people all the time but this is in our face. I feel personally offended, they have nothing but contempt for us. Why would you put a guy like me and the president in this box, after all the president has done? This guy has got to go. Saudi Arabia, if you are listening, there are a lot of good people you can choose, but MbS has tainted your country and tainted himself," the senator added.

Khashoggi was last seen October 2 entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get paperwork needed for his upcoming marriage.

Turkish officials say they have an audio recording that backs up their claim that Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate and told The New York Times on Wednesday that he was beheaded and dismembered minutes after he entered the consulate.

Saudi Arabia has denied wrongdoing, initially saying Khashoggi left the consulate shortly after he arrived, though they've offered no evidence to support that claim.

CNN reported on Monday that Saudi Arabia was readying a report that would acknowledge Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong. One source told CNN that the report would likely find that the interrogation was carried out "without clearance".

Ex-CIA Chief: White House, Riyadh Working to Make up Story on Missing Journalist’s Fate
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former CIA Director John Brennan stated that the United States government is working with Saudi Arabia to “concoct a story” about the fate of Jamal Khashoggi, an anti-Riyadh journalist who is believed to have been murdered after entering the Saudi consulate in Turkey’s Istanbul earlier this month.

Speaking to MSNBC on Wednesday, Brennan said Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the White House of President Donald Trump knew what happened to Khashoggi.

“It also seems now we’re in this surreal and morally horrific situation in which the White House and the Saudis seem to be trying to sort of figure out what story they can come up with that they can both have plausibility for Mohammad bin Salman,” Brennan, a firm Trump critic who was director of the CIA under former President Barack Obama, added.

The former spymaster stated that Washington and Riyadh might be looking for scapegoats inside Saudi Arabia but no matter what they do to make it look like MbS had nothing to do with the incident, their story “is going to fall apart”.

Brennan also called on the CIA and other US intelligence agencies to hand in their evidence to Congress so that lawmakers could scrutinize the White House over its role in the alleged cover-up.

“That’s why it’s so important for the intelligence agencies, and CIA, to fully brief the intelligence committees on the Hill so that they have full insight into what happened there and they can then hold the administration’s feet to the fire,” he explained.

Khashoggi, who was also a US green card holder, entered the Saudi mission on October 2 in order to obtain the necessary paperwork for marrying his fiancée. That was the last time he was seen.

According to The Washington Post, to which Khashoggi was a contributor, US intelligence intercepts already prove that he was killed and dismembered by Saudi agents in a hit job directly ordered by bin Salman.

Turkish officials say they are in possession of audio and video recordings that prove the murder and incriminate Saudi diplomats.

First leaked details of the audio recordings picture a gruesome scene where Khashoggi is tortured, killed and dismembered by a Saudi assassination squad in cold blood.

Trump has so far rejected growing calls inside and outside the US to pressure Riyadh over the issue.

He said Wednesday that he had asked Turkish officials to hand in their evidence. However, the president is probably on Riyadh’s side, as he has already indicated that while he would “punish” the perpetrators of the alleged murder, he would not go as far as risking the current financially profitable ties with Riyadh.

After sending US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Turkey and Saudi Arabia this week, Trump stated that neither Saudi King Salman nor his son, the crown prince, had any knowledge of Khashoggi’s whereabouts and that “rogue killers” might have murdered him after all.


Jamal Khashoggi Case: Identical Samples Uncovered at Consulate, Consul's Residence, Investigators Search Consulate Building Again
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish forensic experts, who searched the residence of Saudi Arabia's Consul General in Istanbul over the mysterious disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, found "samples identical to those uncovered" at the kingdom's consulate in the Turkish city.

At around 4:40 pm (13:40 GMT) a team of a dozen police and prosecutors, including forensics experts in white overalls entered the residence of the consul, who was at the consulate when the alleged assassination of Khashoggi took place, according to Turkish media.

"Samples" were recovered from the scene, sources in the prosecutor's office noted, without elaborating.

Sources at the Attorney General's Office say "these samples provide further evidence of the conclusion that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate building", according to Al-Jazeera.

Turkey has now asked the US to share Khashoggi's blood and DNA samples with them.

The investigators examined the garden, and some could be seen on the roof of the building. A drone was also used over the building, the AFP news agency reported.

Middle East Eye (MEE) reported that dogs were used in the search and investigators were seen leaving the building carrying several boxes. The search by the Turkish team included the roof and garden and the deployment of a drone over the area.

Investigators spent nearly nine hours in the Saudi consul's residence before leaving, as did Saudi investigators, the Reuters news agency reported.

The investigators left the residence around 1:40 am, with some of them heading to the nearby consulate to conduct a search, which continued into the early hours of Thursday.

Saudi Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi and his family unexpectedly flew out of Istanbul for Riyadh on Tuesday.

Turkish investigators again searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul overnight as part of a probe into Khashoggi's disappearance. The crime scene team left the Saudi consulate in the early hours of Thursday after searching the building and consular vehicles. They used bright lights to illuminate the garden, although it was unclear what they were doing.

Turkish police on Monday night had carried out an nearly nine-hour search at the consulate, taking away soil and DNA samples.

The latest searches come after MEE revealed new details of Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday evening.

A Turkish source who listened to the audio recording told MEE that Khashoggi's murder lasted approximately seven minutes.

In the recording, Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, identified as the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, was one of the 15-member squad who arrived in Ankara earlier that day on a private jet. Tubaigy began to cut Khashoggi’s body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, the Turkish source declared.

To date, Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.
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Jordan: Hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' Leave for West

FARSNEWS2018/10/18
Jordan: Hundreds of Syrian 'White Helmets' Leave for West
TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly 300 members of the US-backed White Helmets “aid group”, which stands accused of working with Takfiri terrorists and launching false-flag gas attacks in Syria, have now left for resettlement in Western countries.

The Jordanian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Wednesday that about 300 Syrian “White Helmet” workers fled Syria for Jordan three months ago, presstv reported.

In July, the White Helmets, fleeing advancing Syrian government troops, slipped over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights frontier and into Jordan with the help of Israeli soldiers and Western powers.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the time he had helped the evacuation at the request of US President Donald Trump and other Western leaders.

Jordan had accepted them after getting guarantees that their stay would be temporary and they would be given asylum in Canada, Germany and Britain.

The White Helmets have operated in militant-held areas in recent years.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on October 10 that chlorine canisters had fallen in the hands of Daesh Takfiri terrorists after they attacked the headquarters of the White Helmets and al-Nusra Front militants in Northern Syria.

Damascus says the so-called volunteer group staged the suspected chemical attack in the town of Douma in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on April 7. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has also described the White Helmets as “a branch of the al-Qaeda and al-Nusra" militant groups and a “PR stunt” by the United States, Britain and France.

Syria has been gripped by foreign-backed militancy since March 2011. The Syrian government says the Israeli regime and its Western and regional allies are aiding Takfiri terrorist groups wreaking havoc in the country.

Syrian army troops, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have recently made major territorial gains in battles against Daesh and other foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorist groups, almost capturing the entire Southern part of the country after securing the capital Damascus and other key areas.

The major militant stronghold remains in the Northwestern province of Idlib, where government forces were preparing to launch a full-scale military operation.

The terrorists aimed to stage the chemical attacks and lay the blame on the Syrian government to provoke a Western attack as the Assad government was planning to launch a full-scale offensive to retake the militant-held Idlib province.

The offensive, however, was called off after Russia and Turkey agreed to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Idlib from which "radical" rebels were required to withdraw by October 15.

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暗殺団の一人が不審な交通事故死 解任され帰国の総領事は殺されるはずとトルコメディア

RT2018/10/18
Suspected member of Khashoggi ‘hit-team’ dies in mysterious ‘traffic accident’ in Saudi Arabia
A member of the 15-man team suspected in the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has died in an accident back in Saudi Arabia, according to Turkish media, prompting suspicion of a cover up.
Meshal Saad al-Bostani, a 31-year-old lieutenant in the Saudi Royal Air Force, is believed to have died in a 'suspicious car accident' in the Saudi capital Riyadh, sources told the Turkish Yeni Safak - the one that earlier covered the shocking details of the murder.

A still taken from a Turkish police CCTV video, released by the Sabah newspaper, identified Bostani as he passed through Istanbul's Ataturk airport on October 2.

He, along 14 other Saudi citizens allegedly arrived and left Turkey on the same day and are alleged by Turkish police to have tortured and murdered Khashoggi after he entered the Saudi consulate.

The unconfirmed death of Bostani has already prompted accusations on social media that a cover up was underway by those who orchestrated Khashoggi's disappearance.

These fears have also been voiced in Turkish media, with Daily Hürriyet columnist writing Thursday that Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consul-general Mohammad al Otaibi could be “the next execution.”

On Wednesday, it was reported that the consul-general returned to Saudi Arabia on October 16, before authorities searched his residence as part of their investigations.

In reports of an unreleased recording documenting Khashoggi's alleged murder and dismemberment, Otaibi is believed to have said "do it somewhere else outside or I will be in trouble," to Khashoggi's interrogators.

He was reportedly told to “shut up if you want to live when you are back in Saudi Arabia.”

FARSNEWS2018/10/18
Turkish Media: Riyadh to Kill Saudi Consul-General in Istanbul Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Consul-General in Istanbul Mohammad al-Otaibi who is under tight security control in Riyadh now, after prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared, will be killed soon, Turkish media said on Thursday.

Heberturk news channel reported that al-Otaibi has on his own feet entered a semi-open prison in Riyadh after leaving Turkey.

It added that the Saudi regime intends to kill al-Otaibi soon for the fears of leaking information or his confessions about the murder of Khashoggi.

Al-Obaidi was sacked and placed under investigation over the alleged torture and murder of a Khashoggi, according to an official government statement.

Mohammad al-Otaibi, who fled Turkey after the alleged killing of Khashoggi, has been relieved of his post and will face an investigation.

Al-Otaibi is said to have been recorded in a seven-minute audio clip during the alleged torture of Khashoggi, saying, "Do this outside; you’re going to get me in trouble."

The development came as world leaders intensified pressure on Riyadh over Khashoggi's disappearance, as a “frequent companion” of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was named in reports as a possible suspect.

Khashoggi, a US resident and leading critic of bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

Turkey believes he was murdered and his body removed. Saudi Arabia has so far denied that, but American news outlets have reported the country is now preparing to acknowledge Khashoggi’s death in a botched interrogation.

Analysts believe that bin Salman has himself ordered Khashoggi's death and is now trying to find a scapegoat to be blamed for his murder.

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Turkish Source Says Jamal Khashoggi's Killing Took Seven Minutes
TEHRAN (FNA)- It took seven minutes for Jamal Khashoggi to die, a Turkish source who has listened in full to an audio recording of the Saudi journalist's last moments told Middle East Eye (MEE).

Khashoggi was dragged from the consul-general’s office at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and onto the table of his study next door, the Turkish source said, MEE reported.

Horrendous screams were then heard by a witness downstairs, the source added.

"The consul himself was taken out of the room. There was no attempt to interrogate him. They had come to kill him,” the source told MEE.

The screaming stopped when Khashoggi - who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate on 2 October - was injected with an as yet unknown substance.

Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, who has been identified as the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, was one of the 15-member squad who arrived in Ankara earlier that day on a private jet.

Tubaigy began to cut Khashoggi’s body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, the Turkish source said, adding that the killing took seven minutes.

As he started to dismember the body, Tubaigy put on earphones and listened to music. He advised other members of the squad to do the same.

“When I do this job, I listen to music. You should do [that] too,” Tubaigy was recorded as saying, the source told MEE.

A three-minute version of the audio tape has been given to Turkish newspaper Sabah, but they have yet to release it.

A Turkish source told the New York Times that Tubaigy was equipped with a bone saw. He is listed as the president of the Saudi Fellowship of Forensic Pathology and a member of the Saudi Association for Forensic Pathology.

In 2014, London-based Saudi newspaper Asharaq al-Awsat interviewed Tubaigy about a mobile clinic that allows coroners to perform autopsies in seven minutes to determine the cause of death of Hajj pilgrims.

The newspaper reported that the mobile clinic was partly designed by Tubaigy and could be used in "security cases that requires pathologist intervention to perform an autopsy or examine a body at the place of a crime”.

These are the first details to emerge of the Saudi journalist’s killing. Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October to retrieve paperwork.

To date, Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in his disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.

On Tuesday, both US President Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo, his secretary of state, came out in support of Saudi officials's denials they know anything about what happened to Khashoggi.

Trump tweeted that he spoke to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who "totally denied any knowledge of what took place" in Istanbul. Trump said MbS told him "that he has already started, and will rapidly expand, a full and complete investigation into this matter".

On Monday, CNN reported that Saudi Arabia was preparing to release a report that would blame Khashoggi's death on a botched interrogation.

That would be a sharp reversal of earlier statements in which Saudi officials said they had nothing to do with the journalist's disappearance and said he left the Saudi consulate minutes after he first arrived on 2 October.

Khashoggi, a prominent journalist and columnist for the Washington Post, had been living in self-imposed exile in the US capital when he disappeared.

On Tuesday, Washington Post publisher and CEO Fred Ryan called for a "full and honest explanation" of Khashoggi's disappearance.

"The Saudi government can no longer remain silent, and it is essential that our own government and others push harder for the truth," Ryan said in a statement, adding that "until we have a full account and full accountability, it cannot be business as usual with the Saudi government".

The United Nations human rights chief also called for diplomatic immunity to be lifted for officials who might be involved in Khashoggi's disappearance.

Due to the seriousness of the case, the immunity generally accorded to diplomats "should be waived immediately", Michelle Bachelet said.
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Khashoggi case: Is Saudi-Turkish investigation a mere formality?

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Giuliani Says Senior Trump Administration Officials Believe Saudis Killed Khashoggi
TEHRAN (FNA)- While President Donald Trump has been adamant about reserving judgment on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance until after an investigation is completed, Rudy Giuliani told The Washington Post on Wednesday that many senior members of the administration concluded last week that the Saudis ordered the writer murdered.

Giuliani, Trump's adviser and lawyer, told The Washington Post that "the only question is, was it directed from the crown prince or the king − or was it a group that was trying to please him?"

"I know the bloom is off the rose with the crown prince," he stated.

Khashoggi disappeared from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, and Ankara says it has clear evidence he was murdered inside the building by 15 Saudi agents. The purported proof includes an audio recording of Khashoggi being killed and dismembered, and US officials have said privately they do not doubt this account, the Washington Post reported.

There is no definitive proof that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman ordered the killing, but there's also no reason to think he did not plan the operation, US officials added.

The Trump administration and Saudi royal family are now trying to come up with an explanation for what happened that does not implicate the crown prince, according to The Washington Post.

US intelligence reportedly discovered before Khashoggi's disappearance that the crown prince was trying to lure him from his home in Virginia to Saudi Arabia, and Khashoggi told friends he did not trust overtures he was receiving from people inside the Saudi government.

Trump speculated earlier this week that "rogue killers" were behind Khashoggi's suspected death, and on Wednesday he became defensive, telling reporters he's "not giving cover" to bin Salman.

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Khashoggi Case Nearing End as "Fingerprints" Found at Saudi Consulate
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish sources told Al-Jazeera that "important samples" were found during searches of two Saudi diplomatic buildings in Istanbul on Wednesday over the mysterious disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

During the investigation, particular attention had been paid to an area of the consulate called the "C-block", which was only open to diplomatic staff.

Sources in the last couple of hours have stated that they have very strong evidence that Khashoggi was killed inside the C-block of the consulate.

Sources told Al-Jazeera that they found fingerprints inside C-block of six of the 15 men accused of forming part of a hit-squad.

Investigators spent more than 12 hours scouring the consulate and consul general’s residence for clues about Khashoggi's fate.

Turkish forensic experts, who searched the residence of Saudi Arabia's Consul General in Istanbul, found "samples identical to those uncovered" at the kingdom's consulate in the Turkish city.

At around 4:40 pm (13:40 GMT) a team of a dozen police and prosecutors, including forensics experts in white overalls entered the residence of the consul, who was at the consulate when the alleged assassination of Khashoggi took place, according to Turkish media.

"Samples" were recovered from the scene, sources in the prosecutor's office noted, without elaborating.

Sources at the Attorney General's Office say "these samples provide further evidence of the conclusion that journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate building", according to Al-Jazeera.

Turkey has now asked the US to share Khashoggi's blood and DNA samples with them.

The investigators examined the garden, and some could be seen on the roof of the building. A drone was also used over the building, the AFP news agency reported.

Middle East Eye (MEE) reported that dogs were used in the search and investigators were seen leaving the building carrying several boxes. The search by the Turkish team included the roof and garden and the deployment of a drone over the area.

Investigators spent nearly nine hours in the Saudi consul's residence before leaving, as did Saudi investigators, the Reuters news agency reported.

The investigators left the residence around 1:40 am, with some of them heading to the nearby consulate to conduct a search, which continued into the early hours of Thursday.

Saudi Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi and his family unexpectedly flew out of Istanbul for Riyadh on Tuesday.

Turkish investigators again searched the Saudi consulate in Istanbul overnight as part of a probe into Khashoggi's disappearance. The crime scene team left the Saudi consulate in the early hours of Thursday after searching the building and consular vehicles. They used bright lights to illuminate the garden, although it was unclear what they were doing.

Turkish police on Monday night had carried out a nearly nine-hour search at the consulate, taking away soil and DNA samples.

The latest searches come after MEE revealed new details of Khashoggi's murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday evening.

A Turkish source who listened to the audio recording told MEE that Khashoggi's murder lasted approximately seven minutes.

In the recording, Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, identified as the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, was one of the 15-member squad who arrived in Ankara earlier that day on a private jet. Tubaigy began to cut Khashoggi’s body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, the Turkish source declared.

To date, Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.


aljazeera 2018/10/18
Khashoggi case: Is Saudi-Turkish investigation a mere formality?
Saudi-Turkish probe into disappearance represents a front to negotiate interests between the two nations, analysts say.

Istanbul, Turkey - A joint probe team formed by Saudi Arabia and Turkey to investigate the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi is nothing more than a cosmetic cover, analysts say.

The case of Khashoggi, who disappeared on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, has caused an international uproar, with European and US officials demanding an answer as to his whereabouts.

Over the past two weeks, Turkish intelligence has disclosed a steady stream of uncorroborated leaks to the media, saying it has audio recordings that prove Khashoggi was murdered inside the consulate building.

The killing, according to these leaks, was carried out by a 15-man Saudi hit squad, with some members having close ties to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

The Saudis, however, have rejected these claims and maintained that they had committed no wrongdoing, saying Khashoggi left the building. Yet they haven't provided anything to substantiate that.
Forensic evidence found

As pressure mounts on the Gulf kingdom to disclose the truth of what happened, Saudi authorities suggested last week the formation of a joint investigation team with their Turkish counterparts, which the latter agreed to.

The leaders of the two states, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Saudi King Salman, also talked on the phone last Sunday, with both stressing the importance of having a joint working group as part of the probe.

The king thanked Erdogan for welcoming the Saudi proposal and said no one could undermine their relationship.

A forensics team searched the Saudi consulate for nine hours on Monday, ending their work in the early hours of Tuesday, examining the interior as well as the grounds. On Wednesday, the residence of Saudi Consul General Mohammed al-Otaibi, which is located a few hundred metres away, was also searched after al-Otaibi left Turkey for Riyadh.

At the residence, Turkish forensic experts found "samples identical to those uncovered" at the Saudi consulate, providing, according to the attorney general's office "further evidence of the conclusion that Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate building".

It has not yet been announced when the results of the probe will be ready, but some reports suggest it could be this week.
'Bargaining chip'

Fulya Atacan, a Turkish expert on the Middle East, told Al Jazeera the joint investigation committee is a "curtain to discuss political dealings behind the scenes".

"It seems like both sides know what has happened, so they are trying to negotiate [better positions] for themselves before they solve the case," Atacan said. "They need some room to manoeuvre, to negotiate."

Mustafa Akyol, a senior fellow on Islam and modernity at the Cato Institute, said the joint investigation represents a "formality" that Turks are observing in order to demonstrate goodwill.

"But they also seem pretty certain that Jamal Khashoggi was first seized and then killed by a special Saudi team sent for this mission," he said.

Atacan described the joint committee as a "bargaining chip", adding that it is the best solution to confer behind the scenes and decide on what to convey to the public.

"Both sides have a problem with this case as they don't know how to solve it," she said.

"The joint committee might be a tool to overcome these problems, so that they will have enough room to discuss before they accuse each other, or before they issue an official statement about the case."
Joint probe and entente

While it is clear that Turkey - by claiming it is in possession of evidence that proves Khashoggi was killed - has the upper hand over Saudi Arabia, Ankara is not interested in cutting ties with Riyadh over the journalist's disappearance.

In this way, the joint committee represents an attempt to prevent a schism with Saudi, Atacan said.

Akyol agreed and said rather than isolate the Saudi government in its entirety, Turkey is prepared to lay the blame on a transgressor within the ruling royal family.

"My sense is that the Turks are guessing that the crime has been ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, but his father, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, was unaware," he told Al Jazeera.

"So, instead of taking a position against the whole Saudi establishment, they may ultimately blame the 'rogue' element in it, which may go up, all the way up to MBS."

Ultimately, he explained, it is a matter of balance.

"Turkey seems not willing to escalate tension with Saudi Arabia, [but] on the other hand it is steadily releasing evidence proving the horrible crime committed by Saudi officials on Turkish soil," Akyol said.

While the alliance between the two states is far from strong, Turkey is counting on Saudi to relax its stance on regional issues that have traditionally seen Ankara and Riyadh on opposite sides of the spectrum.

"Turkey has important disputes with Saudi Arabia, disagreeing with their hawkish stances on Iran, Muslim Brotherhood, and Qatar," Akyol said.

"But in all of them, there are Saudis who are closer to the Turkish position - and Jamal Khashoggi was one of them. Turkey, in my view, would ultimately hope to see Riyadh softening its stance on these three issues."
Khashoggi's fate will be revealed

Ahmad Rashed Ibn Said, a Saudi academic based in London, said the results of the joint team will most likely see Saudi Arabia admitting to the death of Khashoggi, but will not go so far as to call it a "premeditated murder" - unlike what Turkish authorities have initially claimed.

"There will be some kind of admission of the case with the Saudi authorities acknowledging the death of Jamal Khashoggi was the result of an interrogation that went wrong," he told Al Jazeera.

By feeding the media claims of what happened to Khashoggi, Ibn Said continued, Turkey has succeeded in effectively raising awareness of the issue globally, and embarrassed the Saudi government.

"I don't think they can get away with it in the face of international concern and condemnation," he said, adding that at the very least, MBS' image has been "badly hurt" and "beyond repair".

Ibn Said said the joint committee will have no option but to come up with a "coherent and solid story" about what happened in the Saudi consulate.

"The truth of the fate of Jamal Khashoggi will come out of this investigation," he said.
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2018年10月18日

「カショギの生きながら切断」にメディア騒然

この情報は2018/10/16の日本時間の夜には流れていました。 このブログで取り上げた時刻が2018/10/16 22:42となっています。

カショギの失踪の件は、ホラーだと理解していましたが、音楽を聴きながら骨切断用の鋸でしかも被害者が生きたまま切断! いくらサウジでもISISそのものとは違うはず・・生きた人間の首を切り落とすのと同じことをやらないだろうとの思いを捨てきれませんでした。

でもトルコがここまでリークするのは、根拠があってのことです。根拠なしでここまでの情報を出したらサウジ相手では戦争になってもおかしくない。

この情報のいくつかの疑問点についてRTが触れています。アップルウォッチからアイフォンに音声データを流せたかという点についてBluetoothでは受信できなかったのではとの疑問を呈していますが、前に書いた通り新型はセルラー通信が可能なものもあるようですから、ありうるということになります。

アップルウォッチの指紋認証によるロック解除の仕組みはありませんから暗殺団がアップルウォッチに気づいて指紋認証でロックを解除しデータを消そうとしたというのは信憑性のない話です。

それにしても、サウジの国王がエルドアンと話をしているのに、トルコ側からのリークがエスカレートしています。なぜここまでリークするか。一応、今サウジ、米、トルコで調整が行われているとみられる「物語」の枠内を超えていないとはいえ、サウジの評価、印象をさらに地に落とそうとしているかのようです。

トルコの狙いがいまひとつわかりません。

新しい情報
47NEWS 2018/10/18 11:22 10/18 11:23updated
サウジ記者、おぞましい最期の詳細明らかに
「パルプ・フィクションのよう」
 サウジアラビア政府を批判していた米国在住のサウジ人記者ジャマル・カショギ氏がトルコで行方不明になった事件は、同氏が最後に訪れたイスタンブールのサウジ総領事館で殺害された可能性が濃厚となった。米紙ニューヨーク・タイムズ(電子版)などは18日までに、おぞましいとも言える同氏の最期の様子を報じた。
 殺害の様子を録音した音声データを聴いたトルコ当局者の話として伝えたもので、婚約者との結婚のため必要な書類を得るためにカショギ氏が総領事館を訪れたのは2日午後1時15分ごろ。母国からカショギ氏殺害のため派遣された15人の特務部隊が直ちに、総領事の執務室にいたカショギ氏を拘束、殴るなどの拷問を始めた。
 その後、特務部隊はカショギ氏の複数の指を切断。さらに頭部を切り落とした。切断には外科用の骨のこぎりが使われたとみられる。切断の際にカショギ氏が生きていたかどうかについて、ニューヨーク・タイムズは明確でないとしている。
 オタイビ総領事が「外でやってくれ。面倒なことになる」と言うと、特務部隊の一人は「母国に帰って生きていたければ、黙れ!」と叫んだ。カショギ氏の尋問などはなく、殺害は直ちに実行された。

RT2018/10/17
‘Sawed while still alive’? Gruesome ‘taped’ details of Khashoggi’s alleged murder cause media stir
After a Turkish daily said it obtained a recording from the Saudi consulate in Istanbul related to journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a London-based outlet published an ultra-graphic description of his alleged murder and dismemberment.

A three-minute audio recording of Khashoggi’s said to reveal what happened to him at the Saudi consulate has been leaked to the Turkish daily Sabah, but the paper has yet to release it. It is said to have been recorded by the journalist’s Apple Watch.

But the London-based Middle East Eye claims to know what’s on the tape citing a source. It alleges the journalist was dragged into a study, where he was dismembered with a bone saw while he was still alive. The source also cites alleged witnesses hearing harrowing screams which only stopped, according to the claims, when the journalist was drugged with an unknown substance.

Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, was singled out, as he can reportedly be heard in the recording urging his colleagues to listen to music while dismembering Khashoggi’s body with a bone saw.

The task took some “seven minutes” to complete. Sabah claimed that the Saudi officials then tried to delete the recordings first by trying to guess Khashoggi’s PIN on the watch, then using the journalist’s finger. This detail has raised suspicions since Apple Watches do not have a fingerprint-enabled unlock mechanism.

And while it’s true that an Apple Watch can theoretically sync with a nearby iPhone if the devices share a Bluetooth connection, Sabah did not elaborate on how the alleged recordings found their way out of the Saudi consulate.

This recording is said to be reviewed by the Turkish investigators, who have so far neither confirmed nor denied its existence. Khashoggi’s fiancée, who was waiting outside the consulate and could potentially have received the haunting audio files, has made no mention of any recordings.

Khashoggi was last seen entering the Saudi consulate on October 2, on an administrative errand to get documents to allow for him to get married.

Tubaigy is one of five suspects so far identified by Turkish police as part of their investigation into the disappearance and killing. The others are said to have links to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

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RT2018/10/16
Police found evidence in Saudi consulate that Khashoggi was killed there - Turkish official to AP

FARSNEWS2018/10/17
Ankara to Search Saudi Consul-General Residence After Delay as Pompeo Lands in Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey plans to search the Saudi consul-general's official residence on Wednesday following repeated delays, as pressure mounts on Saudi Arabia to answer for the alleged murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Speaking to reporters, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkish police would be "searching the Saudi consul-general's official residence and its cars today", Middle East Eye reported.

"They [Saudis] unfortunately didn't want us to search the residences last night on account of the fact that his family was inside," Cavusoglu stated.

"We have representatives of our foreign ministry in Istanbul who are in talks with the Saudis to help the prosecutors," the foreign minister added.

Meantime, a Saudi investigation team entered the country's consulate general's official residence on Wednesday afternoon and ahead of Turkey's planned search of the building.

Cavusoglu's comments follow a meeting between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara's Esenboga airport on Wednesday morning. The meeting, attended by Cavusoglu, Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan and Erdogan's Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin, lasted 40 minutes. US Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey and Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale were also present at the meeting with Erdogan. Following the meeting with Erdogan, Pompeo also had a separate conversation with Cavusoglu which lasted 35 minutes.

Turkish crime scene investigators carried out an eight-hour search of the consulate on Monday night in an investigation to look into what happened to Khashoggi, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate on October 2.

"The consul's behaviour and approach drew reaction after Khashoggi disappeared," Cavusoglu stressed - criticising the way the consul behaved in a Reuter's tour of the consulate - "especially how he opened the cabinets saying 'look he is not here' as if mocking people, behaving disrespectfully. This was not right."

Cavusoglu stated that dialogue with Pompeo was “beneficial and fruitful”, according to reports from Turkey, adding that Khashoggi’s disappearance, along with issues in Syria and US-Turkish relations, were discussed in the meetings, according to Al-Jazeera.

A Turkish source who listened to the audio recording told MEE that Khashoggi's murder lasted approximately seven minutes.

In the recording, Salah Muhammad al-Tubaigy, identified as the head of forensic evidence in the Saudi general security department, was one of the 15-member squad who arrived in Ankara earlier that day on a private jet. Tubaigy began to cut Khashoggi’s body up on a table in the study while he was still alive, according to the Turkish source.

As he started to dismember the body, Tubaigy put on earphones and listened to music. He advised other members of the squad to do the same.

“When I do this job, I listen to music. You should do [that] too,” Tubaigy was recorded as saying, the source told MEE.

To date, Saudi officials have strongly denied any involvement in Khashoggi's disappearance and say that he left the consulate soon after arriving. However, they have not presented any evidence to corroborate their claim and say that video cameras at the consulate were not recording at the time.
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