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赤の女王とお茶を セシウム137内部被曝のラットモデルによる研究論文紹介

※ sivad @sivad氏の2018/10/24のツイート
セシウム137内部被曝のラットモデルによる研究論文紹介。慢性的な低線量投与で心筋障害マーカーや炎症性サイトカイン、ストレスホルモンの上昇、ビタミンDや性ホルモンの低下が報告されています。また初期にセシウムの甲状腺への蓄積も観察されています。

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2013-05-21
セシウム137内部被曝のラットモデルによる研究論文紹介

内部被曝に関するもっとも重要な論点のひとつに、化学毒性を生じない、また急性被曝にもいたらないような摂取量(低線量)において、確率的影響以外の生体影響を生じるかどうか、というものがあります。
ここに示した論文はラットを使った、期間も数か月以内の実験ですが、セシウム137を低線量領域において経口投与し、内部被曝させた場合の生理的または分子的影響を調べたものです。
心筋障害マーカーや炎症性サイトカイン、ストレスホルモンの上昇、また、血中ビタミンDや性ホルモンの低下、睡眠覚醒リズムの異常などが認められており、少なくとも、セシウム137低線量内部被曝において、いわゆる化学毒性や確率的影響以外の生体影響が存在することを示しています。これらは、ICRPやUNSCEARにあるような従来のモデルではまったく考慮されていません。
これらの影響が即、病的な状態であるとは限りません。とはいえ、ラットの実験は遺伝的に均質で、健康状態のよい個体を用いて行なっています。
ヒトの場合は遺伝的に多様で、体質や健康状態もそれぞれ異なります。子どもや妊婦も含まれますし、基礎疾患のある場合もあります。また実際の事故被曝では核種もセシウムだけではありません。そのような状況で、内部被曝がどのように健康に影響してくるのか、血液検査等の診断も含め慎重に考える必要があるでしょう。
一番下に、ラット成獣にセシウムを摂取させた場合の各臓器への蓄積を示したグラフをおいておきます。蓄積量から症状を予想するのが難しいことがよくわかります。
たとえば心臓や海馬への蓄積は、臓器の中では特に多いというわけではありませんが、影響が観察されています。臓器や細胞によって機能や応答性が異なるのですから、当たり前といえば当たり前ではありますが。もちろん、これが影響のある最小値かどうかもわかりませんし、他の臓器に影響がないともいえません。
また気になるのは、セシウムが一か月目に甲状腺へ大きく蓄積し、その後は減少に転じている点。従来のモデルでは予想できない動きです。
蓄積メカニズムも、作用メカニズムも、まだまだ謎だらけということでしょう。

Chronic contamination of rats with 137 cesium radionuclide: impact on the cardiovascular system.(ラット慢性内部被曝モデルにおけるセシウム137の心血管系への影響)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18327657

ラットに1日150Bq相当のセシウム137を3か月間投与。血中CK(クレアチンキナーゼ)およびCK-MB(心筋型クレアチンキナーゼ:心筋障害マーカー)が有意に増加。心臓の ACE(アンギオテンシン変換酵素)遺伝子およびBNP(脳性ナトリウム利尿ペプチド)遺伝子の発現が有意に増加。心電図ではSTおよびRT部が有意に短縮。血圧が有意に減少、またその日内変動が消失。3か月の内部被曝で心臓の形態に変化はみられなかったが、これらの結果から、セシウム137の低線量内部被曝は、より感受性の高い個体や、より長期の被曝においては、心臓の機能不全につながる可能性が考えられる。

この実験では血中CK-MBが上昇していますが、以下にあるようにこれは代表的な心筋障害マーカーとして知られています。
http://minds.jcqhc.or.jp/n/med/4/med0008/G0000020/0006
ちなみに、セシウム内部被曝の心臓への影響に関してはバンダジェフスキー論文がよく知られていますが、これとの関連を論じているところがありましたので参考までに。
Bandazhevskyの心電図データと動物実験との整合性
http://blogs.yahoo.co.jp/geruman_bingo/8557692.html

Chronic contamination with 137Cesium affects Vitamin D3 metabolism in rats.(セシウム137の慢性内部被曝はラットのビタミンD代謝に影響を与える)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16806633

ラットに1日150Bq相当のセシウム137を3か月間投与。肝においてビタミンD代謝に関わるcyp2r1の発現が有意に増加していたが、逆に血中のビタミンD濃度は有意に減少していた。脳ではcyp2r1の発現は減少し、別のビタミンD代謝酵素cyp27b1が増加していた。これらの結果から、セシウム137の低線量内部被曝はビタミンDの代謝系を肝や脳で変化させ、血中のビタミンDを減少させている可能性が示唆される。

ビタミンD欠乏症
日照不足、日光浴不足、過度な紫外線対策、ビタミンD吸収障害、肝障害や腎障害による活性型ビタミンDへの変換が行なわれない場合などに、ビタミンD3が欠乏し、カルシウム、リンの吸収が進まないことによる骨のカルシウム沈着障害が発生し、くる病、骨軟化症、骨粗鬆症が引き起こされることがある。
ビタミンDの不足は、高血圧、結核、癌、歯周病、多発性硬化症、冬季うつ病、末梢動脈疾患、1型糖尿病を含む自己免疫疾患などの疾病への罹患率上昇と関連している可能性が指摘されている。
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%93%E3%82%BF%E3%83%9F%E3%83%B3D#.E6.AC.A0.E4.B9.8F.E7.97.87

In vivo effects of chronic contamination with 137 cesium on testicular and adrenal steroidogenesis.(ラット慢性内部被曝モデルにおけるセシウム137の精巣および副腎のステロイド産生への影響)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18046538

ラットに1日150Bq相当のCs137を9か月間投与。血中の17β-estradiol(エストラジオール:性ホルモン)が有意に減少し、corticosterone(ストレスホルモン)が増加していた。精巣では、コレステロール合成に関わるLXRα(肝臓X受容体α)およびLXRβ(肝臓X受容体β)の発現が増加し、FXR(farnesoid X receptor)の発現が減少していた。また副腎では、ホルモン合成に関わるcyp11a1 の発現が減少していた。これらの結果から、Cs137の低線量内部被曝は、性ホルモンやストレスホルモンの分泌や合成に影響を与えることが示唆された。

エストラジオール(エストロゲンの一種)
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%A8%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%A9%E3%82%B8%E3%82%AA%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AB
http://www.news-medical.net/health/What-does-Estradiol-do-%28Japanese%29.aspx
corticosterone(ストレスホルモンの一種)
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%82%B3%E3%83%AB%E3%83%81%E3%82%B3%E3%82%B9%E3%83%86%E3%83%AD%E3%83%B3

Chronic low dose corticosterone exposure decreased hippocampal cell proliferation, volume and induced anxiety and depression like behaviours in mice
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18289522

Evaluation of the effect of chronic exposure to 137Cesium on sleep-wake cycle in rats.(セシウム137慢性内部被曝がラットの睡眠覚醒リズムに与える影響の評価)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16876929

ラットに1日200Bq相当のセシウム137を3か月間投与。30日の時点で、開放フィールドでの行動に変化は認められなかったが、覚醒行動や、ノンレム睡眠の頻度が減少し、それらの平均期間が増加した。90日後には、脳のデルタ波(0.5-4 Hz)が増大した。これらの変化は、セシウム137の脳幹への蓄積によって生じている可能性があり、内部被曝の脳機能への影響を、さらに検討する必要がある。

概日リズム障害
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%A6%82%E6%97%A5%E3%83%AA%E3%82%BA%E3%83%A0%E7%9D%A1%E7%9C%A0%E9%9A%9C%E5%AE%B3
デルタ波
http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E3%83%87%E3%83%AB%E3%82%BF%E6%B3%A2

Neuro-inflammatory response in rats chronically exposed to (137)Cesium.(セシウム137慢性内部被曝ラットにおける神経炎症反応)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18295892

ラットに1日200Bq相当のセシウム137を3か月間投与。海馬において炎症性サイトカインTNFαとIL-6の発現が有意に増加、前頭皮質においてIL-10の発現が有意に増加した。海馬ではTNFαの蛋白質量も増加していた。海馬ではさらに一酸化窒素合成系であるiNOSの発現およびcNOSの活性が有意に増加していた。これらのことから、セシウム137の低線量内部被曝は脳において炎症性サイトカインおよび一酸化窒素シグナルを変化させ、神経における炎症反応を引き起こしていると考えられる。

脳疾患の病理学的シグナル伝達カスケードの頂点に位置する炎症性サイトカイン
http://www.cosmobio.co.jp/aaas_signal/archive/pp-20130115-2.asp
A meta-analysis of cytokines in major depression.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20015486

Molecular modifications of cholesterol metabolism in the liver and the brain after chronic contamination with cesium 137.(セシウム137の慢性内部被曝によって肝および脳におけるコレステロール代謝分子が変化する)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394396

ラットに1日150Bq相当のセシウム137を9か月間投与。コレステロール値自体には有意な変化が認められなかった。一方肝では ACAT2(アセチル基転移酵素2)、Apo E(アポリポ蛋白E)、LXRα(肝臓X受容体α)の遺伝子発現が有意に低下していた。脳では、CYP27A1およびACAT1(アセチル基転移酵素1)の発現が減少していた。これらの結果から、セシウム137の低線量内部被曝は、健康な個体のコレステロール値を直接変化させるほどの影響はなさそうだが、代謝に関わる遺伝子発現を変化させているため、胎児や、代謝性疾患を持っているような、より感受性の高い場合にはより慎重な検討が必要だろう。


ラットに1日200Bq相当のセシウム137を摂取させた場合の各臓器への蓄積(グラフは原サイトでご覧を
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:39| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

Students from a Secondary School in #Mezzeh, #Damascus have staged a protest/strike

※ Bassem @BBassem7氏の2018/10/24のツイート
BassemさんがDanny Makkiをリツイートしました
If this what happened then I am proud of these students

※ Danny Makki @Dannymakkisyria氏の2018/10/24のツイート
Thread: #Syria: Students from a Secondary School in #Mezzeh, #Damascus have staged a protest/strike after their Headmaster was unfairly ‘dismissed’ and strong armed after complaint by student whose father is a Senior Police Official. Details Below

1. Students in “Al-Shaheed Bassam Bakhoura” School in uptown Mezzeh district in #Damascus have vowed not to return to lessons until their Headmaster “Wesam Nowfal “ returns from being unfairly sacked.

2. Mr Nowfal was recently fired after a complaint was made to authorities by a 'Student' whose father is a Senior Officer in the Police, raising claims of corruption and “Wasta” to intimidate the headmaster

3. Complaint was regarding claims the headmaster had forcefully tapped on shoulders of students who couldnt answer questions, the ‘connected’ student who complained, promised to teach the headmaster a lesson he wouldnt forget

4. Almost all the other students have dismissed the incident as exaggerated and have entirely defended the headmaster, the incident is circulating in Gov-held #Syria, seen as a marker against continued corruption and interference in institutions

5. The Officer and father of the boy called the Headmaster and complained, and later that day members of Police force attempted to arrest Mr Nowfal, he then went 'willingly' to the Police Station and the issue was reportedly solved, but the phone calls were already in effect.

6. Days later & the headmaster was fired, students were dismayed at the incident and quickly organized protests via #Facebook, claiming that he was dismissed unjustly, the Syrian ministry of Education has threatened to close down the school in light of the protests. #Syria

7. Image of the dismissed headmaster Wesam al Nowfal, the protests have been going on for a few days in a row, people are fed up of corruption and "Wasta"

・・・・・

※ Within Syria @WithinSyriaBlog氏の2018/10/24のツイート
Within SyriaさんがDanny Makkiをリツイートしました
I was laid to and told that this video is fake, Now I can confirm that this video is 100% authentic and that some officials are trying to cover it up.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:46| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US economy about to collapse 米国経済が崩壊する

RT2018/10/24
US economy about to collapse, taking down dollar & American standard of living – Peter Schiff
Tuesday's US stock plunge following a massive selloff on global markets is seen by some analysts as a sign of more bad things to come. RT talked to veteran stock broker Peter Schiff to explore the issue in depth.

After the dramatic early drop, US stocks recovered but finished lower after a wild day on Wall Street. By the closing bell, the Dow was down 126 points, or 0.5 percent, recovering most of its early losses. The Nasdaq closed down 0.4 percent, while the S&P 500 shed 15 points, finishing 0.6 percent lower.

According to Schiff, who currently serves as the CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, the stock market is definitely looking like it's heading for another bear market.

"All the signs are already there. Look at what's happening out there. The stock market is falling, 40 percent of the S&P is already in a bear market. Look at homebuilders, the housing stocks, the financials, the retailers – all these are the same things that were happening in 2007 leading to that crisis," the strategist told RT America.

The economist urged people be prepared for not only an economic crisis, but a political crisis as well with the current administration likely to take the blame. According to Schiff, the US national currency is set to meet with the worst losses.

“So, what you've got to do is get out of US dollar assets. The dollar is going to be the biggest casualty along with the American standard of living,” he said, adding that foreign stock markets, especially emerging markets, currently depressed by the strong dollar would see a strong rise.

“They are going to see a boom, when the dollar weakens,” Schiff said.

“Look at the price of gold up another eight bucks, but it's still about $1,230, gold's going to new highs, it was at $1,900 in 2011, it's going to go much higher this time,” the analyst added.

According to the economist, the US household debt that is about $15 trillion represents a crucial issue for the standard of living in the country.

“Everybody is loaded up with debt, and it's not like we began this monetary experiment without much debt. We had a lot of debt in 2008. In fact, the financial crisis was about debt, it was about our inability to pay the debt that we had,” Schiff said.

“But instead of addressing the problem and allowing the debt to be paid down, the Federal Reserve led us down the primrose path into much deeper debt by keeping interest rates at zero and holding them for so long. The Federal Reserve actually encouraged an overly indebted nation to borrow even more money.”

The expert stressed that interest rate hikes would only worsen the current situation, as all the facets of American society that are leveraged to the hilt, including individuals, corporations, the federal government, state and local governments.

“So, everybody is loaded up with debt. And guess what? Interest rates are now finally rising, and that means the cost of servicing that debt is going up, and this is going [to] be a problem just like adjustable rate mortgage was a big problem in 2008, when these things were resetting,” he said. “People couldn't afford to pay. Well, the same thing is going to happen on a national scale. Rates are growing up, and we too broke to pay.”

According to Schiff, there's no way to avoid the chaos and normalize things. “It's impossible, because in fact we kept it going so long that collapse is going to be that much bigger, and sooner we face that reality the better. But no politician wants to face that reality, they want to pretend everything is great.”

The tax cut pushed by the US President Donald Trump is also set to worsen the current concerns about stocks, the economy and the living standard, according to Schiff.

“If the government is collecting less revenue, then the deficits are getting bigger and so the government has to borrow even more money, and that becomes an even bigger problem,” he said. “What we need is smaller government, but nobody wants to shrink government, including Donald Trump, who is now the defender of Social Security and Medicare.

“He wants to launch another nuclear arms race and start the space race, so it's all about spending more money, so Trump wants to spend more money and cut taxes at the same time. That's completely reckless.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:55| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Saudis are not US friends, it’s a transactional relationship – John Kiriakou

RT2018/10/24
Saudis are not US friends, it’s a transactional relationship – John Kiriakou
US-Saudi relationship is based entirely on money: they sell us oil, we sell them weapons and pretend we're friends choosing to overlook their fundamentalism, former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou told RT.

Turkish President Recep Erdogan is upping the stakes against Saudi Arabia after the death of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul. In a speech to Turkish Parliament Erdogan said the killing was “premeditated” and wants the suspects tried in Turkey. The Saudi Kingdom has issued conflicting statements about Jamal Khashoggi first saying he was still alive, then he was killed in a rogue operation, then it was a fist fight. The kingdom continues to deny that the Crown Prince was involved. And just this week CIA director Gina Haspel traveled to Turkey looking for answers.

RT: What do you make of Erdogan's assertion that Khashoggi's murder was planned weeks in advance and involved multiple teams of Saudi agents?

John Kiriakou: I think there are two things we should look at here. One, he is probably right that this is not something that you just do on a whim. This is an operation that was very poorly executed but probably was conceived many weeks in advance. But more importantly, the Turks and the Saudis have not gotten along in years, maybe decades. The Turks have a very close relationship with the Qataris, the Qataris are virtually in a state of war with the Saudis. And the Turks are absolutely obsessed with Kurds along the Turkish-Syrian border. And of course, the Saudis are financing, funding and arming fundamentalist groups in Syria. There are a lot of problems in Turkish-Saudi relations, the Turks have a reason to try to embarrass the Saudis on this.

RT: Jamal Khashoggi reportedly knew his life was in danger. Why did he go in there if he knew there was that kind of a threat or is this just a threat that he lived under all the time?

JK: I've spoken to friends of his over the past couple of weeks and they all say the same thing, they all say that he was deeply worried about his own security. He wanted to fill out whatever form he needed to fill out in order to marry this Turkish woman he was engaged to here in Washington. But he was told by the Saudi embassy in Washington that he had to do it at the consulate in Istanbul. So, they lured him to Istanbul and killed him inside. He knew something bad could happen. He was right. The interesting thing to me is that the Saudis didn't think anybody would care or didn't think anybody would notice. And we know now, thanks to Jared Kushner, that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) has expressed surprise that this has become an issue at all.

RT: Can we believe the Saudis and their surprise, especially someone like the Crown Prince? How does this happen to someone who is so high-profile, that is so well-linked, his family is very well entrenched in the area without so many of the high up knowing what was going on?

JK: You're exactly right. This points to the inexperience of MbS: he bit off more than he can chew, clearly, on this operation. The Khashoggi family is not originally a Saudi family; it is originally a Turkish family. And so they have no tribal background on which to rely. And I think that in part that was one of the reasons why Mohammed bin Salman thought he could get away with this.

RT: What does this reveal about the MbS mindset? Is this kind of a humbling experience or does this been happening and we're just now finding out about it?

JK: I hope this is more than a humbling experience. MbS has shown repeatedly that he is not equipped to lead this kingdom: he has launched an illegal war against Yemen, he has ruined relations with Qatar, he has murdered Jamal Khashoggi now. It is time for somebody to step in and change this leadership.

RT: You have spent much of your adult life in Saudi Arabia. What do Americans need to understand or have failed to understand about the kingdom and the political culture … especially in the region of Wahhabism?

JK: The Saudi version of Islam, Wahhabi Islam is the most fundamentalist strain of the religion. And so what Americans, I think, don't understand is that the relationship that we have with the Saudis is based entirely on money: they sell us oil, we sell them weapons and we pretend that we're friends. We pretend that we have a special relationship. In fact, we don't have a special relationship. It is transactional, nothing but transactional. And then we choose to overlook their fundamentalism. Don't forget that 15 of the 19 9/11 hijackers were Saudis. Don't forget that Saudi NGOs and governmental organizations were implicated in the financing of the 9/11 attacks. The Saudis really are not our friends and we should not trust them in an operation like this.

RT: Does this change us going forward our relations with them or do we just accept – based on oil and money – does it change it going forward?

JK: I'm sorry to say that this does not change it. If the CIA director had gone to Riyadh instead of Ankara, I'd say okay, we're in for a change. But she went to Ankara because I think, the CIA doesn't have all the facts and if she had gone to Riyadh, I would have told you on this program, she had gone there to tell the King it's time for Mohammed bin Salman to go. That is not what happened.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2018年10月24日

カショギの息子がサウジ国王に呼び出されたときボディーガードは

RT2018/10/23
Khashoggi’s son shakes hands with Saudi rulers in awkward meeting after reports of body parts found
In what is surely one of the worst cases of adding insult to injury, the son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi was brought to meet Saudi Arabia’s rulers who offered condolences amidst accusations that they ordered the murder.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with both Khashoggi’s son Salah and his brother Sahel in Riyadh on Tuesday, the state-run news agency SPA reported.

Pictures of the cynical photo-op quickly appeared online, showing an uncomfortable and unhappy looking Salah bin Jamal Khashoggi shaking hands with the Saudi crown prince as a guard looked on in the background.

この時のボディガードの動きが話題になっています。


拳銃に手をかけています。


事件の経過はサウジでもそれなりに報道されていますし、中東の他のテレビ局の情報も入ります。父を殺した首謀者と握手をしなければならなかったこの息子はどんなに悔しかったことでしょう。

それこそ、MBSを殺してやりたいと思うのが自然です。それはMBSもわかっていて怖いからこそ間近にボディーガードを置いたのです。

サウジはこういう国です。息子は宮廷の求めに応じなければ一族がまたどんな目に合うかはわかっています。それゆえ応じざるをえなかったのです。

※ Bassem @BBassem7
When the killer (right of the picture) meets the son of the victim who has no choice but to meet the killer of his dad to protect the rest of his family.
One of the most powerful pictures of 2018
23:04 - 2018年10月23日


FARSNEWS2018/10/24
Twitter Storm After Khashoggi's Son Meets MbS
TEHRAN (FNA)- Pundits on Twitter reacted swiftly and sharply to a photo released by the Saudi government showing Jamal Khashoggi's son with a pained expression as he shook the hand of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

King Salman and the crown prince received Khashoggi's son, Salah, and his brother, Sahel, at the Yamama Palace in Riyadh on Tuesday, where the two royals expressed their condolences, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which ran the handshake photo, Al-Jazeera reported.

A friend of the Khashoggi family told The Associated Press that Salah has been under a travel ban since his father began writing critically about the crown prince in columns for The Washington Post. The individual spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing reprisal.

Bin Salman has come under mounting international pressure with critics suspecting he ordered the high-profile assassination, or at least knew about it.

"They brought him to the royal court to accept condolences. The look on his face. This photo makes me want to scream and throw up," Manal al-Sharif, author of Daring to Drive: a Saudi Woman's Awakening, wrote.

Fadi Al-Qadi, a Middle East human rights advocate and commentator, also denounced the photo-op as "ruthless".

Chris Doyle, from the Council of Arab-British Understanding, told Al-Jazeera the meeting between Khashoggi's family members and the Saudi leadership was designed to help its reputation, but the reaction on social media indicates it was yet another communications failure surrounding the murder.

"They were seen being generous towards the family, but we see an image here that speaks 1,000 words. Really it tells such a story of the pain of Salah, Jamal Khashoggi's son, in meeting King Salman - and particularly the crown prince," Doyle stated.

"I think many people online looking at this on social media are saying, you know, this is the face of a son who thinks he's shaking the hand of the man who killed his father. It's another example in this situation where some of the Saudi attempts to win the public relations war is failing," he added.


Saudi authorities say they have arrested 18 suspects and dismissed senior officials, but the crown prince has so far escaped blame. MbS has repeatedly denied any involvement in the murder.

on Tuesday, the crown prince also attended a high-profile economic forum in Riyadh that was boycotted by global business chiefs and politicians after Khashoggi's killing.

Many in the audience of over 2,000 clapped or cheered as MbS, the kingdom's de facto ruler, entered the main hall, smiling as he sat down next to Jordan's King Abdullah II.

The 33-year-old prince said he was "satisfied" with the Future Investment Initiative as he toured the venue, adding that "great, more people, more money".

He left shortly afterwards, without delivering a speech.

※ Farrukh Abbas @Farrukh_Abbas12氏の2018/10/24のツイートoaded gunman, supervising the meeting between the King, and the crown prince and Khashoggi's son.
Quite telling.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:03| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

カショーギ関連

RT2018/10/23
21 Saudis to lose US visas over Khashoggi murder, Saudi Arabia still an important ally – Pompeo
The US will punish those responsible for killing journalist Jamal Khashoggi by revoking visas and possibly imposing Global Magnitsky Act sanctions, but Saudi Arabia remains an important ally, said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Twenty-one Saudi citizens will have their US visas revoked or be declared ineligible for them as part of the response, the State Department said on Tuesday. In a short press conference, Pompeo said the US was “exploring” the option of imposing sanctions as well.

“These penalties will not be the last word on the matter from the United States,” the US top diplomat said. “We're making very clear that the US does not tolerate this kind of ruthless action to silence Mr. Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence.”

RT2018/10/23
Crown Prince Salman nearly crushed by selfie-hungry Saudi forum guests





RT2018/10/24
Saudi handling of Khashoggi murder was 'a total fiasco', Trump says
US President Donald Trump scolded Saudi Arabia for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's murder and badly executed cover-up, calling it a "total fiasco from day one," while still hedging on condemning the Saudi government.

Trump has been under tremendous pressure both at home and internationally to issue a stark rebuke to Riyadh over the murder of the Washington Post columnist inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

Three weeks after the journalist disappeared, the details of his killing are still murky and the cause of his death is unknown. Saudi officials have come up with shaky explanations for Khashoggi's demise, first stating that he was killed accidentally in a fistfight and then alleging a "rogue operation" unbeknownst to the Saudi rulers.

RT2018/10/24
Saudi crown prince calls Khashoggi killing case ‘painful’ in first remarks since admitting death
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged that “justice will prevail” in the case involving the death of columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier in October.

Speaking during a panel at the Future Investment Initiative (FII), Saudi Arabia’s international investment forum, the crown prince called the case “painful”. Mohammed bin Salman, also called MBS, has been accused by many people of ordering the killing of Khashoggi, his self-exiled critic.

“The incident that happened is very painful, for all Saudis... The incident is not justifiable,” MBS said.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:34| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

私は若い人に就農を勧めることはしません

日本で若い方に就農を勧めるのは適当ではないかもしれません。いずれまとめて書きますが。消費者が離れていくと思います。

※ hiino @iinoh
甘い基準値……(-_-;


※ akiyama @moriyuki777氏の2018/7/19のツイート
アメリカで厳しく使用制限されている危険な農薬「スルホキサフロル」が国内で使用許可されることが決まりました。もはや、全員知らなきゃマズイ「農薬」の話。

※ やのっち(。・ɜ・)d @_yanocchi0519氏の2018/6/30のツイート
“2020年にまで食料を自給する。”
プーチンが宣言してみせたのは、2015年12月のことだった。そして、この目標は、いまかなり達成されつつある。特に、プーチンが未来の成長産業と見なしているのが、ハイテク施設栽培を含めた近代的で利益があがる有機農業である。

※ やのっち(。・ɜ・)d @_yanocchi0519氏の2018/6/30のツイート
続》ロシア農業省のピョートル・チェクマレフ穀物局長は言う。
「食の独立は種子から始まる。ビジネスはより儲かっており、我々は誰にも依存しないレベルへと前進しなければならない。」
ロシアは、健康、環境、生物多様性への認められたリスクからGMOを禁止しており、脱GMO革命に邁進している。

※ エリック ・C @x__ok氏の2018/7/5のツイート
国鉄を見て見よ、電電公社を見よ、郵政を見よ。民営化というのはそれまでの国民達の財産を取り上げて、どこかの誰かが直接的に儲けることなのだ。国民から奪う行為。JRはそれで私鉄より安くなったか?過疎地域では廃止もされた。一等地の多くの土地は超高く売られ誰かが儲けた。新宿を見よ、品川を見よ

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRq5gSKqGyo6TVgT4UCLN1UR17JWh1opmMmDG31RoQsAibvp_UtYA



イラクで、シリアで、イエメンで、リビアで、スーダンで、みな同じ。


※ 安保 隆 @AmboTakashi氏の2018/7/25のツイート
人口削減と日本の農業の壊滅などを目指す勢力が、気象兵器を悪用して連日の猛暑をもたらしている可能性が高い。http://ab5730.blog.fc2.com/blog-entry-1703.html





※ tunenti @tunentl氏の2018/6/5のツイート
旦那が御近所の麦農家さんと立ち話。種子法廃案になってから初めての麦栽培、今年は大きく違うらしい!品種は1種類だけ。農薬・化学肥料も指定の物しか使えず、全部農協の指示に従ってもらうと農業者の自由が全く無くなったって。栽培の指示も物凄く厳しくなり、今までとは全く違ってしまったと。

※ デスラーさんから 2018/10/13
いつか、この話題が出てくるものと思っていてストックしていた情報をリークします。

一つ目:モンサント社との遺伝子組み換え種子の購入契約書

1.自分の種子を使ってはならない。
2.毎年、モンサント社から種子を購入すること。
3.全ての化学肥料、農薬をモンサント社から買わなければならない。
4.違反して、モンサント社から受けたことをマスコミにも友人にも話してはいけない。
5.年間1ヘクタールあたり、40ドルのライセンス料を支払う。
6.モンサント・ポリスが3年間畑に来ることを認めなければならない。
7.モンサント・ポリスに畑、倉庫、税金支払いの記録を見せなければならない。

でも、こないだカナダでしたっけ?
訴訟されて負けてますよね。。。

次に二つ目:野菜や果物に付いているシールの番号が意味する事

@4桁で、3か4で始まる=化学肥料使用。
A5桁で、9で始まる=昔ながらの有機栽培。殺虫剤・化学肥料無し。
B5桁で8で始まる=遺伝子組み換え作物。
だそうです。

※ tunenti @tunentl氏の2018/10/23のツイート
農協の農薬の本を見せてもらった。「ネオニコチノイド」「グリホサート」聞き覚えのある農薬の名前が作物ごとに沢山ある。益々おかしいと思った。それに種は毎年買う。これは遺伝子組み換えではないか!私にはすぐわかったのに、農業者は全然気づきもしない。多分それは今でも。自分の栽培なのに!!
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:46| Comment(6) | 福島原発事故

エルドアンは事実の徹底解明を公言

カショギ事件に関してニュースが続いています。
サウジの外相がサウジの検察が2018/10/20または21に出したステートメントを否定するような発言。事実関係解明・公表の姿勢が後退。
エルドアンが2018/10/23にステートメントを発表すると発言。事実を解明し、公表する姿勢を変えていません。
欧州諸国で十分な調査を求める声が続く。メルケルは武器輸出の停止にも言及。英国で野党が連名で政府にアクションを求める手紙を出す。
領事館で出会った男たちと喧嘩になって殺されたという説明はポンペオが説得して採用させた模様(しかし、それでは収まらなかった)
サウジは、情報機関のトップ5人を解任、事件にかかわった18人を逮捕。
トランプは、サウジに寛容な見解を示していたが国際世論が厳しさを増し後退。
MBSはあえて残酷な方法で殺害するよう指示したとの推測まで出ています。カショギ殺害は反政府派に対する見せしめ効果を狙ったとの説もあります。(この辺はMBSの精神面に関してとても気になるところです)
今日の情報で一番の注目点は、MBSがカショギの殺害の直前に電話で会話を交わしたとされています。事実なら、MBSの失脚はまぬかれない。ポンペオは、このような事実を知らなかったのでしょう。
サウジの王族の一人がトルコに行って音声記録を聞いたとされています。サウジの態度の変化がそれと関係があるのかもしれません。
アップルウォッチの新型は、セルラー通信ができるものがあり、そのような機種であればブルーツースやWifiの到達距離の制約を受けません。アップルウォッチには、カメラ機能はありませんが専用の時計バンドの中にはカメラ機能を組み込み、アップルウォッチと連動して機能するものがあります。それゆえ、婚約者が持っていたアイフォンに音声と動画が記録されていたということはありえます。
予測不能なサウジの行動。次にどう出るか、火曜日のエルドアンのステートメントの後でしょうか。
サウジの情報機関などは、昔のスパイ映画に出てくるような高性能な情報機器が市販されているとは知らなかったのですね。薬剤注入のための注射器とボーンソー。あまりにも伝統的な装備です。
カショギ殺害後に暗殺団のうち体格の似ている一人がカショギの服を着て街を歩いたとトルコの警察は見ています。靴だけはスニーカーのままで革靴ではなかった。写真を見ると付け髭はありますが、髪の毛が黒いです。一目で別人とわかるのではないかと思いますが。これは計画的な犯行であることを示します。
領事館の保有する車両が民間駐車場に放置されていました。何に使われた車両かわかりません。トルコ警察に調べさせたくなかった?
サウジ総領事の公邸の庭からカショギの遺体の一部が見つかったそうです。
どうもトランプはパニック状態で今度はCIA長官をトルコに送りました。拷問事件には拷問に手慣れた者が調査にあたる?
サウジのホイッスルブロアーがロイターは、MBSを支援していると非難しています。MBS側近の al-Qahtaniがスカイプを通じて暗殺団に指示を出していたとの記事が流れました。
MBSは自分が王位継承の地位をはく奪されたら父親をクーデターで倒すだろうとの見方が出ています。何年か前にIRGCの将軍が同じようなことを述べていました。古代の神話かと思っていましたが現代で再現がある?
2018/10/23、日本時間の夜、エルドアンが議会で演説しました。トルコが犯行にかかわった者をトルコで裁判にかけたいと考えているらしいこと、遺体の処分にトルコ人がかかわっているらしいことが新しい点です。


RT2018/10/21
‘We seek justice!’ Erdogan vows to reveal ‘naked truth’ about Khashoggi, discusses case with Trump

In a phone call with President Donald Trump, the Turkish leader emphasized the need to disclose all circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s death. Earlier Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to make an “important statement” soon.

“We seek justice and this will be revealed in all its naked truth, not through some ordinary steps but in all its naked truth. This is not an ordinary case. I will make statements on Tuesday at the AK Party parliamentary group meeting,” Erdogan said on Sunday afternoon, as cited by the Sabah newspaper.

“The incident will be revealed entirely,” he emphasized. In a phone call with Trump later in the day, he once again spoke about the need to uncover and disclose “all circumstances” of Khashoggi’s fate, according to Anadolu.

Riyadh has yet to properly explain the death of the Washington Post columnist, who was last seen entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Amid Turkish media reports detailing Khashoggi's abduction, torture and gruesome murder, the Gulf Kingdom initially denied having any involvement in his disappearance.

Yet, after facing massive worldwide pressure and condemnation, the Saudis finally admitted that the 60-year-old Saudi national was accidentally killed after he got into a “fight” inside the consulate. On Sunday, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told Fox News that Riyadh still doesn't know how exactly Khashoggi was killed or where his body is.

Reigniting speculations that Turkish authorities might indeed have access to a mysterious audio recording that allegedly captured the moment the journalist was tortured, killed and dismembered by a death hit squad of 15 men, Erdogan promised to “go into detail” about what exactly Turkish investigators learned after searching the residence of the consul general as well as the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

To emphasize its commitment to uncovering the truth, Riyadh fired five top intelligence officials and arrested 18 suspects linked to the case, and put crown prince in charge of the purge and reorganization of the country’s spy agency.

Praising such “progress” after weeks of denials, Donald Trump cautioned against rushing to conclusions and implementing any harsh measures. Trump also firmly insists that the US should avoid introducing any sanctions that could jeopardize multibillion trade deals with the Kingdom, which includes a record $110bn arms contract. Trump's opinion of the Saudi investigation, however, scaled back throughout Saturday evening. “Obviously there’s been deception and there’s been lies,” Trump told the Washington Post. Meanwhile, Britain, Germany, and France issued a statement on Sunday, urging the Saudis to produce concrete evidence on the case to clarify details of Khashoggi's fate.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:43| Comment(4) | 国際・政治

トランプが拷問の記録隠滅の経歴を持つCIA長官をトルコに送る

CIA director Gina Haspel is in Turkey to talk Khashoggi murder… but why?
CIA Director Gina Haspel traveled to Turkey on Monday to assess and help with the investigation into the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi − but the timing and possible motives of the visit are raising some eyebrows.

With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatening to reveal the full "naked truth" about what happened to Khashoggi, Haspel touched down in Ankara on Monday. Why? A sign of panic from the Trump administration? A damage control mission as Erdogan prepares to reveal politically inconvenient information?

After initially denying any knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi, Riyadh eventually admitted that the journalist had been killed inside its Istanbul consulate, but said that the death was accidental and happened after a “fist fight” broke out between the journalist and some rogue operatives acting in an “unsanctioned” manner.

Turkey, however, claims that Khashoggi’s death was planned and brutal. Erdogan has said the journalist was killed in a “extremely savage” attack and called for suspects to be tried in Istanbul. What’s more, Ankara claims to have sufficient evidence to prove its version of events and has called on Riyadh to provide answers.

Washington, on the other hand, has been more circumspect about the Khashoggi case, with the Trump administration swaying back and forth between chastising and complimenting Riyadh. Overall, however, Trump has given the impression that he is eager to find a way to defuse the whole situation − even admitting that it would not be acceptable for the US to lose “massive amounts” of Saudi money over the death of a journalist who was not a US citizen, prompting accusations that he was part of a financially motivated cover-up with Riyadh. Those accusations grew louder when Trump said he found Saudi explanations credible and touted the country as a “great ally”.

On the face of it, Trump has sent Haspel to get to the bottom of what happened to Khashoggi; perhaps to look into whether Ankara really has the video and audio evidence some officials have claimed to have seen in leaks to media. But it’s hard to escape the irony that Haspel is well known for her role in destroying video evidence of CIA torture in 2005 − one of the hurdles she faced in Senate confirmation hearings earlier this year.

Haspel herself was also reportedly an active participant in torture of detainees earlier in her CIA career, even earning herself the nickname “Bloody Gina” from some less torture-happy colleagues.

Could Haspel’s impromptu trip to Ankara be part of this effort to defuse the situation rather than to really get to the bottom of what happened inside the consulate walls? Could she be there in an effort to convince Erdogan to keep secret information which may implicate Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who critics believe must have ordered Khashoggi’s murder − and who the US would prefer to keep as a “great ally” in the region?

As for Erdogan, some believe he is more than open to withholding crucial information about those responsible for Khashoggi’s death if the US or Saudi Arabia presented him with some kind of attractive deal or proposal. Others believe he may want to use whatever evidence he claims to have to weaken the Saudi crown prince, which could be to Ankara’s benefit in the region. During the Tuesday speech in which he promised to reveal the “naked truth” about the killing, Erdogan did not make mention of, or implicate, Mohammad bin Salman.

Trump has touted the “tremendously talented” intelligence figures Washington has sent to Ankara and said he will have more information on the investigation “very soon”. Indeed, very soon we may know more about whether Haspel and her colleagues are tremendously talented at getting to the bottom of crimes or helping cover them up.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:24| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

Khashoggi killing puts both Saudi prince & US president on back foot

RT2018/10/23
Khashoggi killing puts both Saudi prince & US president on back foot – analyst to RT
The Khashoggi case has done a lot of damage to the reputations of the Saudi crown prince and the US president, while giving Turkey a chance to leverage benefits from both, investigative journalist Martin Jay told RT.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday addressed members of his AK Party in Istanbul, with many expecting new evidence in the case of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who was killed in a Saudi consulate in Turkey earlier this month.

What happened instead was far from a bombshell. Erdogan delivered "quite a masterly piece of geopolitical leverage" over Saudi Arabia, the Beirut-based award-wining British journalist said.

"[The speech] was aimed at the Saudi king to make it clear that via this debacle the Turks have got the Saudi crown prince exactly where they want him, on his back foot," he said.

Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, also known as MBS, the de facto ruler of Saudi Arabia, is viewed by many as the person who ordered the killing of his critic, Khashoggi. Riyadh frames the death as the unintended result of an unauthorized operation by a senior Saudi intelligence official.

The explanation doesn't seem to satisfy many critics, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who said Germany will not sell weapons to Saudi Arabia until the Khashoggi case is fully resolved.

Erdogan expressed confidence that King Salman, the father of MBS, was not involved in what happened in the Istanbul consulate, but no such vote of confidence was given to the young Saudi leader. He did not, however, accuse the crown prince of orchestrating the murder.

"What I am reading in Erdogan's speech is that he is very happy where he is now. He is prepared to drag it as long as possible. He is holding his hand for a deal with Saudi Arabia," Jay said. He added that sources close to the Turkish government said Ankara and Riyadh have been back-channeling on a possible deal for weeks now.

The question is what Ankara was prepared to accept in exchange for endorsing the Saudi version of events.

Even if MBS was not involved in Khashoggi's killing, it does not really matter to his international reputation, because it would make him unfit to rule Saudi Arabia.

"If he wasn't personally behind it, if he didn't commission this himself but left it to one of his top people, for example, Saud al-Qahtani, who is in the news as being the one who orchestrated the thing via Skype from Riyadh, that doesn't really paint a very good picture," the journalist said.

It makes it look as though he is not even in control of his own henchmen.

US President Donald Trump was put in a similarly week position by Khashoggi's killing. This is because much of his Middle East policy is based on the US confronting Iran, and this policy requires help from Saudi Arabia, Jay believes.

Selling this policy to the US general public, which knows little about the region, is all about shaping the conflict in an emotional way: "these people are our allies, we need the Saudis against the threat of Iran."

"The nightmare scenario that Trump has is that millions of his own supporters start saying: well, we don't really understand the Middle East, but aren't you backing the wrong people? You are talking about human rights and terrorism, and these people who are in bed with us are apparently just kidnaping and dismembering people," he said.

Erdogan clearly sees Trump's conundrum, Jay said. The Turkish president is in a position to help his American counterpart, if the three countries can come up with a solution that satisfies all of them. And this solution does not necessarily include MBS remaining the crown prince, at least not in the long run.

The crown prince poses as a promising reformer who would modernize Saudi Arabia both economically and culturally. His supporters say his authoritarian policies like silencing critics at home and shaking down other members of the royal family for "corruption money" are necessary to bring change in the conservative country. But his ability to deliver the promised reform was in question even before the Khashoggi scandal, according to Jay.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:27| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イラク新首相 米軍を追い出す決意

FARSNEWS2018/10/23
Senior Politician: PM Determined to Expel US Military Men from Iraq

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of al-Nasr coalition (led by Haider al-Abadi) said that Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi will not tolerate the deployment of US forces in Iraq.

"Adel Abdul Mahdi is determined to expel the foreign military men, specially the Americans, from Iraq," Ali Al-Sonaid said on Tuesday.

He said that the Iraqi prime minister will be committed to security agreements with all countries based on Iraq's needs and security conditions.

Al-Sonaid said that protection of Iraq's sovereignty and territorial integrity, opposition to the presence of foreign forces and assignment of a timetable to expel them are among Abdul Mahdi's priorities.

Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih named independent Shiite candidate Adel Abdul Mahdi as prime minister-designate, ending months of deadlock after an inconclusive national election in May.

A former vice president, oil minister and finance minister, Abdul Mahdi had 30 days to form a cabinet and present it to parliament for approval.

He faces the daunting tasks of rebuilding much of the country after four years of war with the ISIL and balancing foreign relations.

Abdul Mahdi, 76, is a trained economist who left Iraq in 1969 for exile in France, where he worked for think-tanks and edited magazines in French and Arabic. He is the son of a respected Shia leader who was a minister in the era of Iraq's monarchy, overthrown in 1958.

新首相はこの方ですね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:43| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ロイターはカショギの殺人者を支援している

FARSNEWS2018/10/23
Whistle-Blower Blasts Reuters for Supporting Murderer in Khashoggi's Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi whistle-blower Mujtahid, who is believed to be a member of or have a well-connected source in the royal family, lashed out at the Reuters news agency for collaboration with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the main suspect behind killing Khashoggi, saying that the MbS was the one who ran the brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.

"Bin Salman is attempting to put the blame on his close aides in Khashoggi's case. The report released by Reuters claiming that the 15-member team spoke with Saud al-Qahtani, a top aide to the Crown Prince, via Skype was fabricated by bin Salman and the person who spoke with the 15-member team via Skype was bin Salman, himself," Mujtahid wrote on his twitter page on Tuesday.

He added that Reuters is to release another report in which it will claim that Director of bin Salman's Office for Special Affairs Badr al-Asaker and al-Qahtani coordinated the murder and did not inform bin Salman about it.

"It seems that Reuters is collaborating with the murderer (of Khashoggi)," Mujtahid wrote.

Citing two intelligence sources, Reuters claimed that al-Qahtani ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.

After two weeks denying involvement in his disappearance, Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building.

Within hours a senior Saudi official told Reuters that a team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted.

Then on Sunday Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that while he did not know exactly how Khashoggi had died, his killing was a “rogue operation” in which Saudi individuals had exceeded their authority.

An adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday dismissed a Saudi assertion that Khashoggi died in a fight in the kingdom’s Istanbul’s consulate, one of several accounts of the journalist’s disappearance to have emerged from Riyadh.

“One cannot help but wonder how there could have been a ‘fistfight’ between 15 young expert fighters ... and a 60-year-old Khashoggi, alone and defenseless,” Yasin Aktay wrote in a column in Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak.

“It explains no aspect of the incident according to all the information reached - on the contrary, it leads to even more questions,” Aktay, who is also a close friend of Khashoggi, noted.

“The more one thinks about it, the more it feels like our intelligence is being mocked,” he wrote.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2018年10月23日

Saudi Dissident Figure: Bin Salman to Stage Coup against Father If Overthrown

FARSNEWS2018/10/23
Saudi Dissident Figure: Bin Salman to Stage Coup against Father If Overthrown
TEHRAN (FNA)- Dissident Saudi Prince Khalid bin Farhan Al-Saud blasted Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for his way of leading the country, warning that the MbS will stage a coup against his father, King Salman, if dismissed for killing prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Farhan told the Arabic-language al-Mayadeen news channel on Tuesday that if the Saudi King will be asked to choose a replacement for bin Salman, he will elect his son, Khalid.

"But the MbS will then stage a coup against him," he added.

He referred to the accusations raised by the Europeans and Americans against bin Salman on Khashoggi's case, asking how these countries can interact with a person who is accused of murdering and dismembering a journalist if the accusations are proved.

Farhan also pointed to attempts to assassinate him, and said one week before Khashoggi's killing, the Saudis tried to make him visit Egypt to collect some money, but he did not accept.

After two weeks of denying involvement in his disappearance, Saudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building.

Within hours a senior Saudi official told Reuters that a team of 15 Saudi nationals sent to confront Khashoggi had threatened him with being drugged and kidnapped and then killed him in a chokehold when he resisted.

Then on Sunday Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said that while he did not know exactly how Khashoggi had died, his killing was a “rogue operation” in which Saudi individuals had exceeded their authority.

An adviser to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday dismissed a Saudi assertion that Khashoggi died in a fight in the kingdom’s Istanbul’s consulate, one of several accounts of the journalist’s disappearance to have emerged from Riyadh.

“One cannot help but wonder how there could have been a ‘fistfight’ between 15 young expert fighters ... and a 60-year-old Khashoggi, alone and defenseless,” Yasin Aktay wrote in a column in Turkish newspaper Yeni Safak.

“It explains no aspect of the incident according to all the information reached - on the contrary, it leads to even more questions,” Aktay, who is also a close friend of Khashoggi, noted.

“The more one thinks about it, the more it feels like our intelligence is being mocked,” he wrote.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

カショギの遺体の一部がサウジ総領事公邸の庭で発見される

RT2018/10/23
Khashoggi’s body parts found in garden of Saudi consul general’s home – Sky News source
Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to Sky News sources, who added that he had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured.”

The news comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded Saudi officials reveal the whereabouts of Khashoggi’s remains, after the Saudi government admitted Khashoggi had been murdered, albeit in a “fist fight” with officials inside the consulate in Istanbul.

Speaking before the Turkish parliament on Tuesday, Erdogan said that “the evidence we have so far collected indicate that Jamal Khashoggi was slain in a vicious, violent murder," planned in advance by the Saudi government.

Turkish sources have mainteined from the start that Khashoggi was tortured, killed, and dismembered inside the consulate, and claim to have audio recordings of the journalist’s final minutes alive. According to Erdogan, the individuals named by Saudi Arabia as suspects in the murder are also the same as those identified by a Turkish investigation.

Ankara is now particularly interested in a claim that a Turkish party was involved in the disposal of Khashoggi’s body after the murder and wants to bring that person to justice. But it was up to the Saudis to identify this “local co-conspirator,” the Turkish leader argued.

A raft of recent revelations seem to lend support to the Turks’ theory that Khashoggi’s murder was a pre-planned hit. A Turkish source shared CCTV footage with CNN showing a body-double leaving the consulate building in Khashoggi’s clothes, moments after the killing. Leaving through the back door, the doppelganger is seen wearing a fake beard and glasses to appear more like his alleged victim. Hours before the killing, the man is seen entering the building in his own clothes, without the beard and glasses.

Additional video footage obtained by Turkish broadcaster A Haber shows two men burning documents at the consulate on October 3, one day after Khashoggi entered the building for the last time. The footage has not been verified.

Further reports in Turkish media have claimed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman actually phoned Khashoggi and tried to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia. The journalist declined the prince’s offer to fly to Riyadh, thinking he would be arrested and killed there, and was then murdered by the Saudi hit-team after the talk with MBS ended, the paper, pro-government Yeni Safak, wrote.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:56| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

原発事故被災者は早晩死ぬ前提

※ 宍戸俊則(shunsoku2002) @karitoshi2011氏の2018/10/20のツイート
日本の原子力規制委員会は、もしかしたら「原発事故被災者を本気で死なせるつもり」で議論を進めているのではないかと感じる。
背筋が凍る思いがする。
原発事故時:1週間で被ばく100ミリシーベルト目安 - 毎日新聞

・・・引用終わり・・・

管理人も、日本では、原発事故被災者は早晩死ぬ前提で原発が稼働していると考えています。

※ 福島第一原発事故時の避難の実態を示す貴重な画像。時間的には2011/3/12の午後3時前後でしょうか。津島支所まで1kmの地点ですが、至るところに車両が止まっています。


撮影場所です。




南の避難ルート、都路街道の脇にある山田のMPでは3/12の昼頃に数十μSv/hを記録しています。

上下のグラフともに横軸は時間、左側から2011/3/12、13、14、15、16。縦軸は指数表示。単位nSv/h。


津島地区に住む酪農家は、次のように述べています。
「3/12、いつもより30分遅く起きて5時半ころに外を見ると、すでに自宅前の国道114号をぞろぞろと車が走っているのが見えた。」
国道114号は富岡街道。早朝から午後遅くまで渋滞が続いたことになります。

福島民報(2014/08/10 17:58カテゴリー:震災から3年5カ月)
原発事故直後避難の車で渋滞、混乱
 平成23年3月の福島第一原発事故発生後、県内は避難の渋滞など混乱が続いた。
 23年3月12日、政府の避難指示が第一原発から10キロ圏に拡大された際には、浪江町中心部から町津島支所までの114号国道で渋滞が発生するなどした。浪江町によると、当時は町民約8000人が一斉に車で西側の津島支所を目指した。しかし、道路は渋滞し、通常であれば30分程度の道のりに約3時間を要したという。津島地区の学校や集会所などの公共施設はどこも満車状態で、入れない車が路上にあふれた。津島支所は阿武隈山系の標高500メートル前後の場所に位置しており、まだ寒さが残る中、公共施設に入れなかった町民は路上に止めた車内で眠れぬ夜を過ごした。
 浪江の主要道路は地震と津波の影響を受け、車の通行が困難な場所が多かった。6号国道は町の北側の南相馬市小高区で冠水。海沿いを通る県道広野小高線(浜街道)は津波で壊滅状態だった。山沿いの県道いわき浪江線(山麓線)も陥没や亀裂が発生していた。一方、西に通じる114号国道には大きな損傷はなかった。ある町職員は「もし、114号国道が通行不能になっていたら町民の避難路はなくなっていた」と当時の危機的な状況を振り返った。

上の画像の撮影地点から少し西に寄ったところから東を写しています。浪江町提供の画像。


福島民報(2012/05/02 11:18カテゴリー:3.11大震災・福島と原発)
【覆された備え14】避難路限られ 車集中 114号国道の整備遅れ
 浪江町内の114号国道は、町中心部から西側の津島方面に向けて車の長い列が続いた。昨年3月12日、東京電力福島第一原発事故の避難指示が10キロ圏に拡大され、町民約8千人が一斉に西を目指した。
 町も役場機能を福島第一原発から約27キロ離れた津島支所に移すことを決断した。「しんがり」ともいえる町の防災担当者は午後3時ごろ町役場を出発した。津島支所まで、通常なら30分程度の道のりだ。「なかなか進まない...」。渋滞の中で、もどかしさが募る。到着したのは約3時間後だった。

津島支所


2011/3/11 14:46地震発生
2011/3/12 0時49分  1号機原子炉格納容器圧力異常上昇
      早朝からF1近傍で避難開始
      15:36 1号機建屋で水素爆発
2011/3/13 1時50分  東北電力 女川原子力発電所のモニタリングポスト各基の数値がF1からの放射性物質の影響で急上昇
2011/3/14 11:01 3号機爆発
2011/3/15 早朝から関東平野にヨウ素を濃度高く含んだ気流が流入。神奈川県人口動態悪化の一要因。

こんな風に進行したのですが、情報の開示は遅く、またその意味も理解できなかったのです。少なくとも管理人に関しては。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:49| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

Erdogan: Strong evidence Khashoggi killing was planned

2018/10/23、日本時間の夜になってからエルドアンが議会で演説しました。特に目新しい点は、トルコが犯行にかかわった者をトルコで裁判にかけたいと考えているらしいこと、遺体の処分にトルコ人がかかわっているらしいこと、くらいです。
途中でおそらくはエルドアンをたたえるシュプレヒコールが起きました。かつてトルコの閣僚は欧州はトルコを二流だと見ていると反発したことがありましたが、この事件の解明はエルドアンにとって国威発揚の貴重な機会になっているのではないでしょうか。だとすれば、何かの取引でぱったりとトルコが黙るということはなさそうです。

RT2018/10/23
Strong evidence ‘vicious’ murder of Khashoggi was planned operation – Erdogan
There is strong evidence that the killing of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul came as a result of a pre-planned operation rather than a spontaneous incident, the Turkish president said.

Speaking before the Turkish parliament on Tuesday, Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saudi Arabia needs to provide maximum transparency of the investigation into the high-profile death, probably even holding the trial in the Turkish capital. During his address, the president also praised local and international media for pressuring Riyadh over the case, saying it forced Saudi Arabia to allow a thorough investigation inside the consulate.

What's more, the Turkish foreign ministry and Erdogan personally pressured the Saudi leadership to cut through the obfuscation effort at the consulate, the president boasted. That eventually led to a Saudi confirmation that Khashoggi was killed.

The acknowledgment that the crime did happen was a "major step" forward, Erdogan stressed, calling on Riyadh to punish all individuals responsible for it regardless of their status.

“The information and the evidence we have so far collected indicate that Jamal Khashoggi was slain in a vicious, violent murder," he said.

Whitewashing such barbarity will injure the conscience of entire humanity

Elaborating on Riyad’s claim that the death of the prominent writer might have come as a result of a spontaneous incident, Erdogan insisted it was not the case.

There are strong signs the incident was not a momentary result of something that erupted on sight but rather the result of a planned operation.

According to Erdogan, the individuals named by Saudi Arabia as suspects in the murder are also the same as those identified by the Turkish investigation

Ankara is now particularly interested in a claim that a Turkish party was involved in the disposal of Khashoggi’s body after the murder and wants to bring that person to justice. But it was up to the Saudis to identify this “local co-conspirator,” the Turkish leader argued.

Khashoggi disappeared on October 2 after going to the consulate for paperwork needed for his planned marriage. The Saudi officials initially denied any knowledge of what had happened to him, insisting that he left the diplomatic building freely. But after weeks of denial Riyadh finally admitted last weekend that Khashoggi was killed in what was described a spontaneous brawl sparked by attempts to convince him to return to Saudi Arabia. The Saudis said 18 suspects in the case have been arrested.

While the Saudis insist that the crown prince, who is the de-facto ruler of the country, was not involved in the death of his prominent critic, the explanation failed to satisfy many politicians and journalists, who say there is no way an operation targeting Khashoggi could have been launched without an authorization from the king’s son. Erdogan noticeably didn’t mention Mohammed bin Salman in his Tuesday speech.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Monsanto loses appeal on historic Roundup cancer verdict, owes $78mn

RT2018/10/23
Monsanto loses appeal on historic Roundup cancer verdict, owes $78mn
Months after merging with Bayer in a bid to bury a brand that has become as toxic as its products, Monsanto has lost its appeal in a historic lawsuit that found its Roundup herbicide responsible for a man's cancer.

In August, a San Francisco jury awarded former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson $289 million in damages in a lawsuit alleging Monsanto's glyphosate weed killer Roundup was responsible for his non-Hodgkins lymphoma. The verdict further confirmed that Monsanto "acted with malice" in concealing the carcinogenic risks of its products for decades.

California state judge Suzanne Bolanos has rejected Bayer's request for a new trial, instead opting to reduce the punitive part of the damages from $250 million to $39 million, equivalent to the amount the jury had awarded Johnson in compensatory damages. This adds up to a mandated payout of $78mn.

In addition to spraying Roundup and its analog Ranger Pro 30 times a year, Johnson was doused with the weed killer twice in on-the-job accidents and developed lymphoma within two years of the first mishap. As much as 80 percent of his body is covered in lesions, and his doctors did not think he'd live to see the jury verdict.

Johnson is satisfied with the verdict and hopes it leads Bayer and consumers alike to behave more responsibly. "I'm hoping that it snowballs and people really get the picture and they start to make decisions about what they eat, what they spray in their farms," he told the Guardian. He hopes to see warning labels on Monsanto products, but isn't holding his breath.

The confirmation of August's verdict opens Bayer up to thousands of similar suits from plaintiffs with similar claims. The World Health Organization deemed glyphosate "probably carcinogenic to humans" in 2015, yet Johnson and others like him were told in training sessions that the weed killer was "safe enough to drink."

Evidence emerged during Johnson's case that Monsanto was not only suppressing research that confirmed the link between its products and cancer, but may actually be paying for its own "ghostwritten" research that would portray Roundup favorably.

Monsanto was sold to Bayer in June for $63 billion, and the massive new firm immediately chose to retire the Monsanto name. With a sordid history that includes Agent Orange and genetically-modified seeds in addition to glyphosate, the brand name had become too toxic. The products, apparently, have retained that toxicity, despite the name change.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:17| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

カショギが殺害される直前にMBSが電話で話をしていた!

この情報がトルコの新聞にどう報じられたのか、確認できていませんが、これが確実な証拠で裏付けられれば、MBSの失脚は確定です。

RT2018/10/22
New twist in Khashoggi mystery: MBS spoke to journalist moments before his death – report
Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman phoned Jamal Khashoggi and tried to convince him to return to Riyadh, just moments before the dissident journalist was killed in the kingdom’s Istanbul consulate, a new report claims.

The prince contacted Khashoggi shortly after he was detained inside the consulate, Turkish pro-government paper Yeni Safak reported on Sunday, citing its own sources. According to the publication, Mohammad bin Salman, known in the West by his initials MBS, attempted to convince the journalist over the phone to return to his homeland, Saudi Arabia. Once close with the Saudi elites, Khashoggi fled the kingdom last year in fear of possible prosecution.

The journalist declined the prince’s offer to fly to Riyadh, thinking he would be arrested and killed there, and was then murdered by the Saudi hit-team after the talk with MBS ended, the paper wrote.

More than two weeks passed since Khashoggi disappeared after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. The Saudi officials claim that he was killed in a “fist fight” which broke out in the consulate building. The officials have yet to prove details to the incident and are still determining where Khashoggi’s body is.

Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir stated earlier that Khashoggi’s death was a “tremendous mistake” and MBS was “not aware” of his killing.

Meanwhile, Turkey is conducting a separate investigation into the case. Ankara insists that the Saudis had planned to murder the journalist and dispatched an assassination squad to take him out. Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal further details soon.

これもアップルウォッチで録音されていたとしたら、MBSはもう逃げられません。MBSはこういうやり方をすることが多い。トルコは早い段階からこの事実を把握していた?

・・・・・

alaraby Date of publication: 21 October, 2018
Saudi crown prince 'phoned Khashoggi at the consulate right before he was killed'
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman reportedly spoke on the phone with journalist Jamal Khashoggi moments before he was murdered in the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul.
Turkish pro-government daily Yeni Safak revealed new alleged details of the case in a report on Sunday, contradicting claims by Saudi authorities that Prince Mohammed played no part in Khashoggi's murder.
"Khashoggi was detained by the Saudi team inside the consulate building. Then Prince Mohammed contacted Khashoggi by phone and tried to convince him to return to Riyadh," the report said.
"Khashoggi refused Prince Mohammed's offer out of fear he would be arrested and killed if he returned. The assassination team then killed Khashoggi after the conversation ended," it added.
While it is difficult to verify the source of this information, Turkish pro-government media have been receiving a steady stream of leaks many of which turned out to be accurate, including pictures of the hit team as they entered Turkey and reports of audio recordings of the murder said to be in the possession of Turkish authorities.
Saudi authorities conceded Saturday that Khashoggi, the Washington Post columnist and a Riyadh critic, was killed inside the kingdom's Istanbul diplomatic compound following a "brawl".

alaraby Date of publication: 21 October, 2018
Saudi military coroner dismembered Khashoggi after murder in front of consul: report

RT2018/10/22
Saudi operative wore Khashoggi’s clothes, acted as decoy to fool Turkish police – report
An unnamed senior Turkish official has told CNN that one of the 15-man hit squad that allegedly murdered Jamal Khashoggi was a doppelgänger who left the Saudi Consulate in the slain reporters’ clothes moments after the killing.

“You don’t need a body double for a rendition or an interrogation,” the official reportedly told CNN. “Our assessment has not changed since October 6. This was a premeditated murder and the body was moved out of the consulate.”

Surveillance footage allegedly provided by Turkish authorities to CNN purports to show Khashoggi’s lookalike, named as Mustafa al-Madani, leaving the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul via the rear entrance, wearing the journalist’s own clothes that he wore on October 2. Madani also dons a fake beard and glasses to appear more like his alleged victim.

Four hours before the killing, al-Madani was seen entering the consulate building beardless, wearing a blue and white checked shirt and dark blue trousers but, moments after the incident, al-Madani can be seen wearing what appears to be Khashoggi’s own dark blazer, open-collared grey shirt and trousers.

“Khashoggi’s clothes were probably still warm when Madani put them on,” the senior Turkish official told CNN.

Madani, 57, is of similar age and build to Khashoggi, 59, and was reportedly brought in as a decoy to throw Turkish investigators off the killers’ trail.(以下略)

FARSNEWS2018/10/22
Jamal Khashoggi Case: Turkish Police Finds Saudi Consulate's 'Abandoned Car' in Istanbul
TEHRAN (FNA)- Police have found an abandoned car in a private Istanbul parking lot, according to sources, who said the car has been used in the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

Its diplomatic plates indicate it belongs to the Saudi consulate and match those of the car seen outside the building when Khashoggi disappeared, according to the sources.

The car was seen leaving the consulate the day the Saudi journalist disappeared after entering the building on October 2, acording to TRT.

It is another piece of evidence in the mysterious case of what happened to Khashoggi after he entered the kingdom consulate almost three weeks ago.

FARSNEWS2018/10/22
Report: Saudi King's Emissary 'Begs' Turks for 'Help' over Khashoggi Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Saudi emissary sent to Ankara, days after journalist Jamal Khashoggi vanished in early October, by King Salman begged Turkish authority for their help, as, behind the scenes, things were not going well for the kingdom, according to a report.

Three days after Khashoggi vanished, Turkey’s leadership, including Erdogan, sat down in Ankara for a briefing from MIT’s chief Hakan Fidan and senior officers. They told the Turkish president that Khashoggi had been butchered, and they had incontrovertible proof. Senior Turkish officials declared that Erdogan’s shock soon turned to anger, as he told Fidan and others in the meeting to summon the Saudis, and share some of what they knew.

A day later, the first meeting between Saudi and Turkish authorities took place, but it did not go well. One official familiar with the meeting said the Saudis disavowed any knowledge of what had taken place.

“They may have been truthful,” the official stated, adding that “this seemed to have been very tightly held and the people we spoke to might not have known”.

At midnight that day, with no response from Riyadh, Turkey played its first card, announcing to the Reuters news agency that it believed Khashoggi had been killed inside the Saudi consulate. Privately, officials began briefing that not only was he dead but his body had been cut up and carried away in bags.

Ten days after the incident, Saudi’s monarch dispatched one of his most trusted envoys, Khaled al-Faisal, the governor of Mecca, to Ankara to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan; a move widely viewed as the sidelined old guard being recommissioned to clean up the impetuous Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salma’s mess.

“This is the way they used to do business,” a Turkish official said, adding that “send in a wise hand”.

Riyadh quickly released statements touting brotherly fraternity between two regional allies. But behind the scenes, things were not going well the kingdom.

“He was literally begging us for help,” the Turkish source said of Faisal, according to The Guarian, adding that “they were really desperate”.

Also, a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) citing two unnamed members of the Saudi royal family said the Saudi emissary heard an audio recording that dispels the official Saudi explanation that Khashoggi was killed in a brawl.

Prince Khalid al-Faisal allegedly had access to evidence that the journalist was "drugged, killed, and dismembered" shortly after entering the consulate, the WSJ report noted.

"The audio does not have this nonsense about a fight that broke out after an argument," one royal told the WSJ.

There are audio and video recordings proving Khashoggi was tortured and murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, US and Turkish officials had told The Washington Post.

reuters
How the man behind Khashoggi murder ran the killing via Skype(抄)
SKYPE CALL
To stem the fallout of the Khashoggi killing, the crown prince, commonly known by his initials MbS, allowed Qahtani to take the fall, according to one source close to the Saudi royal court.

A second senior Saudi official said Qahtani had been detained following his sacking by royal decree, but he continued to tweet afterwards. The sources with links to the royal court said he was not believed to be under arrest.

In the Khashoggi killing, Qahtani was present as he has been in other key moments of MbS’s administration. This time, though, his presence was virtual.

Khashoggi, a U.S.-based Saudi journalist often critical of Saudi Arabia and its leadership, walked into the Istanbul consulate at around 1 pm on Oct 2, to pick up some documents that would allow him to marry.

Turkish security sources say he was immediately seized inside the consulate by 15 Saudi intelligence operatives who had flown in on two jets just hours before.

According to one high-ranking Arab source with access to intelligence and links to members of Saudi Arabia’s royal court, Qahtani was beamed into a room of the Saudi consulate via Skype.

He began to hurl insults at Khashoggi over the phone. According to the Arab and Turkish sources, Khashoggi answered Qahtani’s insults with his own. But he was no match for the squad, which included top security and intelligence operatives, some with direct links to the royal court.

A Turkish intelligence source relayed that at one point Qahtani told his men to dispose of Khashoggi. “Bring me the head of the dog”, the Turkish intelligence source says Qahtani instructed.

It is not clear if Qahtani watched the entire proceedings, which the high-ranking Arab source described as a “bungled and botched operation”.

The Arab source and the Turkish intelligence source said the audio of the Skype call is now in the possession of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan. The sources say he is refusing to release it to the Americans.

Erdogan said on Sunday he would release information about the Turkish investigation during a weekly speech on Tuesday. Three Turkish officials reached by Reuters declined to comment ahead of that speech.

The senior Saudi official who laid out the official version of events – that Khashoggi had got into a fight – said he had not heard about Qahtani appearing via Skype, but that the Saudi investigation was ongoing.

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※ Marwa Osman@Marwa__Osman
#JamalKhashoggi
Why I couldn't care less.


※ Komnenian @gitoutavet氏の2018/10/22のツイート
返信先: @Marwa__Osmanさん
Khashoggi wanted Syria divided only to end up being divided. How ironic,‍♂️

※ Blue B‏ @bonobosblue氏の2018/10/22のツイート
返信先: @Marwa__Osmanさん
The Washington Post is a criminal institution and the cheerleader of wars and invasions of the US.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:17| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US orchestrated unfair vote in Macedonian parliament on name change - Russian FM

RT2018/10/22
US orchestrated unfair vote in Macedonian parliament on name change - Russian FM
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that the US orchestrated an “unfair vote” in the Macedonian parliament which approved the country’s name change, despite a failed popular referendum.

The Macedonian parliament last weekend narrowly greenlighted the name change which signals a “brighter future” with NATO, but Macedonian voters by-and-large boycotted the referendum, with only 36.9 percent of eligible voters participating.

Earlier, the US State Department had urged the Macedonian opposition to vote for the name change despite the failed referendum, which was rendered invalid due to the low turnout.

US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Matthew Palmer headed to Skopje on Monday to provide support to the country’s pro-Western Prime Minister Zoran Zaev after the knife-edge parliamentary vote on Friday.

But Russia believes the parliamentary vote was rigged, claiming that eight votes had been secured "through blackmail, and threatening and bribing opposition deputies".

"We view what happened as an open violation of all norms, both from a legal and moral point of view. Such dirty manipulations cannot be regarded as an expression of parliamentarians' will," the Russian ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Before the vote, some opposition MPs facing terrorism charges were reportedly offered amnesty if they voted with the ruling party to greenlight the name change process, which prompted accusations that the Western-backed Zaev was buying support.

One opposition MP, Antonio Miloshoski, said the promise of amnesty was “proof that [Zaev] has instrumentalized the judiciary and the prosecutor’s office for political purposes.”
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2018年10月22日

エルドアンの狙いはギュレンの引き渡し?

※ Bassem @BBassem7氏の2018/10/22のツイート
“Clarified”?
The only thing to clarify is the price Erdogan is getting to bury the case. I predict he will get Gulen for it.

トランプとエルドアンが電話で話しています。トランプがエルドアンに追及、事実の暴露をほどほどにしろと言ったかどうかわかりませんが、そこは両者ともに相手の立場はわかっています。

でもこれだけ情報が出てしまうとエルドアンも恩の売りようがないようにも思えます。

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FARSNEWS2018/10/22
US Analyst: Neither Oil, Nor Money Can Save Al-Saud in Khashoggi's Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- A prominent American analyst and former negotiator in the US administration blasted President Donald Trump for risking the country's interests for supporting Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Khashoggi's case, saying that neither money nor oil can resolve the Saudis' problem.

"Saudis have finally created a problem that neither oil nor money can fix. And the Trump Administration tethered to MBS and his reckless policies is caught between covering for MBS and calling him out," Vice-President and Director of Middle East Program of Woodrow Wilson Center Aaron David Miller wrote in his twitter page on Monday.

The CNN Analyst and former Middle East analyst and negotiator in Republican and Democratic Administrations underlined that Khashoggi's killing will leave a stain and stench on both Saudi Arabia and the US that will not disappear easily. "The Saudis for the killing; the Trump Administration for the acquiescing."

He noted that there will never be a moment, including 9/11, that any US Administration has more leverage on Saudi Arabia, and said, "It’s time to use it on Yemen; human rights and to recalibrate a relationship that’s out of control."

"The Trump Administration is becoming MBS’s lawyer and risking America’s values and interests in the process," Miller said.

He suggested that the Saudi crown prince has clearly been watching Game of Thrones series, noting, "He’d see the Kingdom burn if he could be king of the ashes."

The Saudi crown prince has faced growing scrutiny in recent weeks as Turkish investigators and US lawmakers have attempted to piece together what happened to prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. Turkish authorities reportedly have audio they say proves Khashoggi was killed and dismembered at the facility.

While the crown prince and his father, King Salman, initially denied knowing what happened to the journalist and outspoken critic of Saudi leadership, the kingdom announced on Friday that Khashoggi died in a physical altercation gone awry, and that it had detained 18 people in connection with the incident.

US lawmakers balked at the explanation and have in recent days grown increasingly wary of the crown prince's leadership. They have noted that Mohammad has a history of lashing out at political opponents, such as when he detained other royals and prominent figures in Saudi Arabia last year to consolidate power under the guise of an anti-corruption campaign.

Sen. Lindsey Graham said last week that Mohammad − known colloquially as "MbS" − has "got to go".

Tillis on Sunday indicated he would be open to exploring the crown prince's removal as the heir to the throne depending on the outcome of an independent investigation.

"If the facts lead to what we all suspect they will, I think it’ll be very problematic for our relationship going forward," Tillis stated.

As critics close in, the crown prince has found an ally in Trump, who has been publicly accepting of Saudi explanations of what happened to Khashoggi.

He at first repeatedly highlighted Mohammad and King Salman's denials of any involvement, and later called the claim that Khashoggi died in a fist-fight a "good first step".

Late Saturday, Trump acknowledged to The Washington Post that the Saudis' "stories are all over the place", but indicated he still has confidence in the crown prince.

“Nobody has told me he’s responsible," Trump said, adding that "nobody has told me he’s not responsible. We haven’t reached that point ... I would love if he wasn’t responsible".

The American leader stated that he would like to see the crown prince remain in power, calling him a "strong person" who "truly loves his country".

While defending Saudi leadership, Trump has on multiple occasions vowed "severe" consequences for those responsible in Khashoggi's death.

Paul, who has long been a critic of the US-Saudi relationship, said Sunday that such a punishment should go beyond sanctions.

"I think [the crown prince] is going to have to be replaced frankly," Paul noted, adding that "I don’t think sanctions go far enough".

Paul additionally rejected Trump's argument that lucrative weapons deals between the US and Saudi Arabia should be off-limits because of their economic benefits, saying arms sales should not be viewed simply through an economic lens.

Other Republicans refrained from offering specific potential consequences on Sunday, but said they feel confident the Trump administration will act appropriately once US officials have access to a full complement of intelligence in Khashoggi's killing.

"What we don't want is a ruler that's going to be around for 40 or 50 years going around the world continuing to conduct operations like this," Corker said, adding that "and so, collectively, we have got to deal with this in an appropriate way".

Democrats, meanwhile, offered up a few specific actions they'd like to see take place in the meantime.

Durbin, the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, suggested the Trump administration expel the Saudi ambassador from the United States "tomorrow morning".

"We ought to formally expel the Saudi ambassador from the United States until there is a completion of a third-party investigation into this kidnap, murder and god-knows-what-followed that occurred in Istanbul," Durbin said on "Meet the Press".

Rep. Adam Schiff, one of Trump's most outspoken critics, seized on the Saudi controversy to call for financial transparency from the president.

"This is the very problem with the president not releasing his tax returns," Schiff said, adding that "it leaves the American people wondering, is US-Saudi policy being driven by something other than national interests".

Schiff, the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on Sunday predicted that Trump will accept the Saudi crown prince's denials of involvement in the murder of Khashoggi.

Schiff on ABC's "This Week" said he can "see where this is headed" but added he does not find the prince's denials credible.

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