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2018年10月15日

Saudi Dissident Believes Riyadh Tapped Calls with

FARSNEWS2018/10/15
Saudi Dissident Believes Riyadh Tapped Calls with Khashoggi
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Saudi dissident in Canada believes the kingdom hacked his phone and listened to calls he had with Jamal Khashoggi prior to the journalist's disappearance.

"For sure, they listened to the conversation between me and Jamal and other activists, in Canada, in the [United] States, in Turkey, in Saudi Arabia," Omar Abdulaziz said in an interview with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

A report published recently by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab concluded that Saudi authorities were "very likely" responsible for hacking his phone with powerful spyware sold only to governments.

Abdulaziz said he was working on several projects with Khashoggi in recent months, including a campaign to counter Riyadh's pro-government propaganda on social media.

Khashoggi "promised me to sponsor the project and I guess they could listen in to those conversations", he stated, adding that "his voice was a headache for the Saudi government".

Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain a document certifying he divorced his ex-wife. He has not been seen since.

Turkish sources have told media outlets they believe the Saudi writer and critic was killed inside the consulate in what they describe as "premeditated murder". Saudi officials have countered that claim, insisting Khashoggi left the building before vanishing.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and King Salman of Saudi Arabia spoke by telephone and discussed the investigation into the disappearance of Khashoggi, according to Turkish presidential sources.

They said the leaders stressed the importance of their two countries creating a joint working group as part of the investigation. The king thanked Erdogan for welcoming the Saudi proposal for the joint group and said no one could undermine their relationship.

The United Kingdom, France and Germany have also called on Saudi Arabia and Turkey to mount a "credible investigation" into the disappearance of Khashoggi, adding they were treating the case with "utmost seriousness".

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米国が制裁をすればサウジはイランと友人になり元で石油を取引しロシア軍を招く!

RT2018/10/15
Oil priced $400 in yuan, Russian military base – Saudi insider says kingdom mulls 30 anti-US moves
If the US imposes sanctions on Saudi Arabia, it will “stab its own economy to death” the head of Al Arabiya said. Riyadh may become friends with Iran, trade its oil in yuan and invite the Russian military.

The Saudis may make a geostrategic turn away from the US and towards its rival: China, Russia and Iran, Aldakhil added. “No one can deny that repercussions of these sanctions will include a Russian military base in Tabuk,” he said, referring to Saudi Arabia’s northwestern province located in a strategically valuable place near the Red Sea with its trade routes as well as Israel and Jordan.

As part of its possible rapprochement with Iran, Saudi Arabia would see “Hamas and Hezbollah have turned from enemies into friends” while at the same time stop exchanging intelligence with the US and its allies. At the moment information from the Saudis is contributing to the “protection of millions of Westerners,” he stressed.

Of course Saudi Arabia will no longer buy weapons from US manufacturers if sanctions are given the green light, Aldakhil predicted, adding that this would reduce foreign sales of US defense contractors by two thirds. American firms will also be barred from the Saudi markets, he added.

Saudi officials said they may retaliate against the US, if Washington delivers on a threat to impose sanctions over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. Turki Aldakhil, the General Manager of the Saudi international news network Al Arabiya, said Riyadh was considering some 30 moves that it may take in response to possible sanctions, and many of those he mentions seem pretty harsh.

In an op-ed published on Sunday, the insider said Saudi influence on the oil market alone puts it into position to badly hurt American interests. “If the price of oil reaching $80 angered President Trump, no one should rule out the price jumping to $100, or $200, or even double that figure,” he wrote, adding that Riyadh may start pricing its crude in Chinese yuan rather than US dollar, dealing a blow to its status as a world reserve currency.

“These are simple procedures that are part of over 30 others that Riyadh will implement directly, without flinching an eye if sanctions are imposed on it, according to Saudi sources who are close to the decision-makers,” the report said.

Saudi Arabia came under fire after Turkish officials accused it of murdering Khashoggi, a self-exiled critic of the current Saudi leadership, during a visit to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. Riyadh is denying the allegations, but has so far claimed to provide any evidence of the journalist freely leaving the diplomatic mission. US President Donald Trump said the Saudis would face “severe punishment” if the alleged crime is confirmed, but indicated his reluctance to act due to multi-billion arms deals with the kingdom.
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サウジが制裁措置には反撃すると開き直る

RT2018/10/15
Riyadh threatens retaliation for 'actions' against it over missing journalist
Saudi Arabia has rejected any threats against it over the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, once again declaring its innocence and saying it will respond to any actions with “greater actions.”

“The Kingdom affirms its total rejection of any threats and attempts to undermine it, whether by threatening to impose economic sanctions, using political pressures, or repeating false accusations,” the official Saudi Press Agency quoted an unnamed government source as saying.

“The Kingdom also affirms that if it receives any action, it will respond with greater action, and that the Kingdom's economy has an influential and vital role in the global economy,” the source added.

Sunday’s comments come just two days after US President Donald Trump warned that Riyadh would face “severe punishment” if it was found guilty of ordering the death of Khashoggi. He noted, however, that he would be unlikely to cancel the major arms deal between the two countries, stating that there would be “other ways of punishing” the government. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also stated that his country will be holding onto its $15 billion arms deal with Riyadh, despite the concerns surrounding Khashoggi.

However, Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) says the US must take action against Saudi Arabia - including potentially regarding arms sales - if the allegations are proven true. Otherwise, the US risks losing credibility when it comes to human rights, he told CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday. His comments come after a bipartisan group of senators also proposed imposing sanctions on Riyadh over the matter. Trump's words led to a plunge of Saudi Arabia's stock market, in a possible foreshadowing of what could take place if countries take action against Riyadh in the form of sanctions.

Khashoggi, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi royal family, was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his forthcoming marriage.

Turkey believes he was murdered inside the building by a 15-person “assassination squad,” with the government saying it has video and audio evidence proving he was killed at the consulate. However, it has not publicly presented that information.

The Turkish Daily Sabah newspaper reported on Saturday that a government investigation into the journalist's disappearance revealed that recordings made on his Apple Watch indicate that he was tortured and killed. The paper cited “reliable sources in a special intelligence department.” It noted that the Apple Watch was synced with Khashoggi's iPhone, which his fiancée was holding outside the consulate.

The paper further elaborated by claiming that Saudi intelligence agents had realized after Khashoggi died that the watch was recording, prompting them to use his fingerprint to unlock it. They reportedly deleted some files, but not all of them.

In a joint statement on Sunday, the foreign ministers of Britain, France, and Germany said they were treating the matter with the “utmost seriousness” and called for a “credible investigation” into the journalist's disappearance, adding that anyone who bears responsibility should be held to account.

Khashoggi's disappearance has already led to many media organizations withdrawing from an upcoming high-profile investment conference in Riyadh, including CNN, CNBC, The New York Times, and The Financial Times. Uber's CEO has also backed out, while billionaire Richard Branson has suspended talks with Riyadh regarding a planned $1 billion investment into his space ventures.

Meanwhile, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told ABC News on Sunday that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is “intending to go” to the conference at the moment, but “will make up his mind as the week progresses and as new information surfaces.”


FATSNEWS2018/10/14
Riyadh Vows Response to Any Sanctions over Saudi Journalist's Disappearance
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Arabia rejected "threats" after US President Donald Trump's comments on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi who went missing in Turkey in early October.

Saudi Arabia has rejected "any attempts to undermine it whether through threats to impose economic sanctions or the use of political pressure", an official source was quoted by the country's state-run news agency SPA as saying.

"The kingdom also affirms that it will respond to any action with a bigger one," the source pointed out.

Riyadh also pledged to respond to any steps taken against it amid mounting concern over writer's disappearance.

It also referred to the Saudi economy which the source stated that "has vital and influential roles for the global economy".

In Saturday's interview with CBS, Trump pledged "to get to the bottom" of the disappearance of Khashoggi.

The American leader threatened to impose "severe punishment" on Saudi Arabia if it turns out that Riyadh is behind the disappearance of Khashoggi

At the same time, he emphasized that Riyadh has been "vehemently denying" the allegations of its involvement in the Khashoggi case.

Trump also made it clear that he does not want to hurt US jobs by stopping military sales to Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case.

Shortly after trading kicked off on Sunday, Saudi stocks plunged by at least seven percent, in what became the biggest drop since 2014 which comes amid an ever-increasing pressure on Riyadh over the situation around the missing Saudi journalist.

Earlier, several US companies and business leaders pulled out of an upcoming The Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia as questions mount over the disappearance of the Saudi journalist. In addition, Bloomberg, the New York Times, the Financial Times, CNN and CNBC have all cut their ties with the conference.
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これはいかんぞ 管理人自宅の空間線量率が上がっている

管理人はリアルタイム空間線量率測定システムのセットアップのために、随時GC10Aをデスクわきで稼働させています。

だいたい平均線量率が0.103μSv/hから0.096μSv/hですが、ここ1週間ほど0.109を指すことが多くなっています。今日は0.103μSv/hです。



より長期で見ると次のグラフです。この1か月間を示していますが、近似直線で0.01μSv/h上がっています。測定器はRDS20Aですから測定値の確かさには疑問が残りますが、0.10μSv/h前後ならGC10Aと大差はありません。


放射性物質が降下しているか、降下した放射性物質の崩壊が進みビルドアップが進んでいる? トリチウムのベータ線はどちらも検出できません。

原因不明です。

千葉県の東側でも上がっています。間違いありませんね。


管理人の自宅で警報が出ることが増えています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:49| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

同じ年頃の女性に65歳と見られた日

まずはこの張りぼてをご覧ください。大変な力作です。何年に一回か作り替えるようですがこんなに大きなものどこに置いておくのでしょう。作成作業のリーダーはかなりの技術を持っている。それに枯れた老人がやっているようには見えない。とても謎に満ちています。







2018/10/14は、好天ではなかったものの雨はなさそうだったので出かけました。気が進まなければ短時間で終えることにして都市部を歩きます。バスの便があるからです。

習志野市は、もともと丘陵部と低地が入り組んだ複雑な地形。そこに個別住宅や大型集合住宅が立ち並び都市計画がなきがごとき街です。


低地も住宅で埋まり緑地は少ないのですが、芝生の広場があったりします。でも、歩いていて道路から低地の緑地を見下ろすとき、あそこまで下りてまた上る? 止めておこうという気になります。

この地域は犬を飼っている人が割と多いように感じます。しかも小型犬を。
芝犬、8か月とか。ワンワンでなくクンないしはコンのような鳴き声


低地の住宅地は、敷地に余裕があるように感じます。台地はあまり緑がありません。
次の花は黄色と緑が鮮やかです。ランタナではないかと教えてもらいました。花が黄色一色で思いつきませんでした。


地形の特徴を知ってからは、極力高低差がないルートを選んで歩きます。低地に下りないように、下りてしまったら低地を選んで行きますが、やはり急坂を登らざるを得ない場合も。

実籾高校の近くの屋敷近隣公園の入口近くの道路わきでキササゲを見ました。種もたくさんついていますから花はきれいなはず。種を一本取ってきましたが、とても固い。来春は必ず。


実籾駅に近づき、最後の力を振り絞って歩いていると後ろから年配女性の二人連れが追いつき、公園のクレソンなくなっていましたね、と話しかけてきました。実籾本郷公園のことでしょう。

「クレソン、召し上がるんですか?」
「ええ、フキも空き地にあるものを採って食べますよ。」
「まあ、ご自分で食べるのはいいとしても家族には食べさせないようにしたほうが良いでしょう。」
「放射能?」
この方は分かっています。でも私は素知らぬふりをして続けます。
「公園の池には周辺から水が集まってきます。今は、家庭で除草剤をまく人も多いので、池の水には化学物質が多いです」
(クレソンが枯れたのは、そんな影響もあるのかもしれませんねとまでは言いませんでした)
「おいくつですか?」
「いくつに見えますか?」
「65歳」
「よくわかりましたね!」(ここから私は65歳になりきります)
「私はいくつに見える?」
「率直に申し上げていいですか? 私より少し上のようにお見受けしました」
「よくわかったわね!」
「普通の方には60歳前後にしか見えないと思います」
「どうしてわかるの?」
「服装、外見からは60歳前後のように見えるでしょう。でも、私のような老人に話しかけてくださるのは、若い方にはいません。それにクレソンのことなど関心が幅広く、ご自分の意見をしっかりとお持ちのようですので、普通の60歳前後の方とは違います」
「私、公務員やっていたのよ。地方公務員」

駅に着きました。住まいは私の帰る方向と同じようでした。一緒に帰りませんか? と誘うと手に下げた袋を示して「長靴も持ってきているの。これから習志野公園に行くのよ。」とさっさと行ってしまいました。

もう一人の女性は地元の方で少し年下の感じでした。

電車の中で中年女性からジロジロ見られることはありますが、年配女性から話しかけられたことは初めてです。

この花は最近見かけますね。とてもきれいですが栽培は難しいらしい。マンデビラという名だそうです。前に徘徊時に大きな鉢にこの花が満開になっているところを見ました。ご主人が庭におられたので話をしましたが、庭の手入れは不良! なんでこの鉢だけがきれいに咲いているのかとても不思議でした。
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Britain, France, Germany Press Riyadh on Missing Saudi Journalist Case

FARSNEWS2018/10/14
Britain, France, Germany Press Riyadh on Missing Saudi Journalist Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- The UK, French, and German governments directly appealed to Riyadh on Sunday “to provide a complete and detailed response” to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“Defending freedom of expression and a free press and ensuring the protection of journalists are key priorities for Germany, the United Kingdom and France,” a joint statement by the countries’ foreign ministers said, World News reported.

“In this spirit, light must be shed on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, whose family has lost contact with him since October 2nd,” Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stated.

Underlining a shared “grave concern” also expressed by others, including EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the statement added that they “are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness”.

“There needs to be a credible investigation to establish the truth about what happened, and – if relevant – to identify those bearing responsibility for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, and ensure that they are held to account,” it noted.

“We encourage joint Saudi-Turkish efforts in that regard, and expect the Saudi Government to provide a complete and detailed response,” the statement said, adding that “we have conveyed this message directly to the Saudi authorities".
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2018年10月14日

木々と知り合う イイギリ





2010/8/29、柏の葉公園で撮影。







2018/10/14、習志野市梅林公園で撮影
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‘You’ve gained public trust’: Japan’s Abe boasts army’s reputation as he drives to beef up defense

RT2018/10/14
‘You’ve gained public trust’: Japan’s Abe boasts army’s reputation as he drives to beef up defense
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that 90 percent of the Japanese population respects the military as he pushes to expand it and change the country’s constitution to get rid of its post-WWII pacifist requirements.

“Ninety percent of the population now treats the Self-Defense Force (SDF) with respect,” Abe said during a military-themed event on Sunday. “You have gained public trust with your hands.”

Speaking in front of about 4,000 servicemen at a military training center in Saitama Prefecture, the prime minister stated it is now up to politicians to create “an environment” for SDF to carry out its duties “with a sense of pride.”SDF functions as Japan’s de facto national army.

It is considered one of the most advanced and best equipped military structures in the world, and ranks 8th in terms of its budget size.

Abe was re-elected in a landslide for the third term as the head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party last month, and is poised to fulfill the party’s long-time pledge to explicitly entrench the role of the army into Japan’s largely pacifist constitution. Written shortly after the Japanese surrendered in World War II, the document renounces the nation’s right to wage wars and to maintain a standing army. Abe wants to change that in order to strengthen the role of the SDF in Tokyo’s international relations.

During Abe’s leadership, Japan had been constantly boosting its military budget and expanding naval drills in the region. The army is also undergoing structural reforms. The nation’s first Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade was launched in March in Nagasaki Prefecture. Next year, Tokyo plans to deploy extra missile defense systems in southern prefectures, tasked with monitoring China and North Korea.

Public opinion is largely split over Abe’s ideas, as many in Japan don’t view the revision of the constitution as a priority issue. The plans to increase the role of the SDF has also sparked protests. In May, 60,000 people joined anti-war rallies in Tokyo alone. They accused Abe of warmongering and voiced fears that a shift from Japan’s decades-long pacifist stance may lead to unnecessary tensions in the world. The protesters also say that growing militarization will have a negative impact on Japanese society.



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Turkish FM: Ankara Expects Saudi Cooperation in Khashoggi Case

FARSNEWS2018/10/14
Turkish FM: Ankara Expects Saudi Cooperation in Khashoggi Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Saturday that Ankara expects cooperation from Saudi Arabia on the case of a prominent missing journalist.

Speaking with reporters at the Turkish Embassy Residence in London, Cavusoglu stated that there is a consensus on forming a joint working group with Saudi officials over the case of Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, Anadolu Agency reported.

“We launched an investigation after Khashoggi's disappearance,” Cavusoglu stressed, adding that “this investigation is getting deeper”.

He announced that there is a consensus on forming a joint working group on the case with Saudi officials after they requested one, but that “this does not mean that we will stop" Turkey's own investigation.

Cavusoglu underlined that the findings of the investigation can be shared with this joint working group as Khashoggi is a Saudi national but “Saudi Arabia should be cooperating” by giving Turkish prosecutors and experts access to the consulate.

Saying that the cooperation so far had fallen short of what it should be, he added that "for everything to be cleared up, we would like to see this”.

“The whole world is focused on this case,” Cavusoglu said, adding that it will probably be raised during his Monday meeting with British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

On the same day Khashoggi arrived at the consulate, 15 other Saudis, including several officials, arrived in Istanbul on two planes and visited the building while Khashoggi was also inside, according to police sources said. All of the identified individuals have since left Turkey.

Saudi authorities have yet to give a clear explanation of Khashoggi’s fate, while several countries --- particularly Turkey, the US, and the UK --- are pressing for the case to be cleared up as soon as possible.

On the case of American pastor Andrew Brunson, who was released by a Turkish court on Friday, Cavusoglu decried the US’ “unacceptable” threatening language and sanctions on Turkish Cabinet ministers over the issue, stressing that Ankara has always said “this issue would be solved by the judiciary.”

Cavusoglu said the court found Brunson guilty and convicted him to just over three years in prison --- but then released him due to good behavior and time served --- and “everyone should respect this”.

Americans and Westerners consider their citizens, no matter what country they are in and what charges they face, “untouchable”, Cavusoglu stated, adding that this attitude is against the “rule of law”.

Cavusoglu underscored that he hopes “the US now understands that pressure has no effect”, as such cases need to be left to the judiciary.

Brunson was arrested in December 2016, months after a defeated coup, and had faced terrorism-related offenses, including spying for FETO, the group behind the coup.
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Saudi Media Calls Khashoggi Disappearance ‘Conspiracy’

FARSNEWS2018/10/14
Saudi Media Calls Khashoggi Disappearance ‘Conspiracy’
TEHRAN (FNA)- Government-backed Saudi Arabian media outlets are trying to portray the disappearance of prominent journalist Jamal Khashoggi as a “conspiracy” targeting the kingdom.

Commenting on journalist's vanishing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2, the Al-Arabiya news channel reported that claims of his detention inside the facility had been pushed by “media outlets affiliated with the outlawed [pan-Arab opposition party] Muslim Brotherhood and Qatar”, presstv reported.

Another story on Al-Arabiya cast doubt on the identity of Khashoggi’s fiancée, who was waiting outside the consulate at the time. It asked whether Hatice Cengiz was truly the person she said she was, claiming that her Twitter profile showed she had followed “critics of Saudi Arabia”.

A column in the Saudi daily Okaz argued that Khashoggi had been advancing the interests of Qatar. The column went on to claim that Doha had a “50 percent ownership of The [Washington] Post and has influence over its editorial direction”.

The Post, where the Saudi journalist would maintain a column, is privately owned by American billionaire Jeff Bezos.

Another Okaz piece claimed in an item titled, “Who Liberated Khashoggi?” that the critic was a “terrorist sympathizer”, whose sectarian goals were designed to destabilize the Saudi government.

The feature suggested that Khashoggi’s disappearance equaled “liberation”, since he had been “kidnapped” by “extremist groups” while living abroad in self-imposed exile.

The Saudi Gazette wrote that any fears about Khashoggi’s disappearance had to be blamed on Qatar, not Saudi Arabia.

CCTV footage has shown entry into the consulate in Istanbul by 15 Saudis on the same day of Khashoggi’s disappearance.

The Washington Post reported earlier this week that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman had personally ordered an “operation” against critic, which would see him lured back to the kingdom and arrested.

Citing US intelligence intercepts of Saudi officials discussing the matter, the American daily reported Wednesday that details of the operation bore the hallmarks of a “rendition”.

Several reports have indicated that the 15-strong group --- among them bin Salman’s elite close protection unit --- who had arrived in Istanbul only to leave the Turkish soil hours later, either killed or kidnapped Khashoggi at the consulate.

FARSNEWS2018/10/14
US, UK May Boycott Major Conference in Riyadh over Saudi Journalist Case
TEHRAN (FNA)- US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and the UK's International Trade Secretary Liam Fox may not attend the "Davos in the Desert", a major investment conference in Riyadh, over concerns that Saudi Arabia is responsible for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death.

The officials' possible boycott was confirmed to the BBC by 'diplomatic sources'.

If Mnuchin and Fox decide to boycott the Future Investment Initiative conference, they will join investors such as Richard Branson and journalists from The Economist, CNBC and The New York Times, who pulled out of the conference in Riyadh on Friday amid growing concerns over Khashoggi's disappearance.

The "Davos in the Desert" conference has become the biggest show for investors to promote MbS's vision for Saudi Arabia's future.

Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain a document certifying he divorced his ex-wife. He has not been seen since.

Turkish sources have told media outlets they believe the Saudi writer and critic was killed inside the consulate in what they describe as "premeditated murder".

Saudi officials have countered that claim, insisting Khashoggi left the building before vanishing.

FARSNEWS2018/10/14
US President Says Washington Would Be 'Punishing Itself' If It Halts Arms Sales to Riyadh
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump stated that Washington would be “punishing itself” if it halted weapons sales to Saudi Arabia, as pressure mounts on him to take action over the suspected murder of dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the kingdom’s consulate in Turkey.

“I actually think we’d be punishing ourselves if we did that,” Trump told reporters on Saturday at the White House, adding that “there are other things we can do that are very, very powerful, very strong and we’ll do them”, World News reported.

He further defended a $110 billion arms deal he announced with Riyadh last year, insisting that the deal was worth 450,000 jobs inside the United States.

“If they don’t buy it from us, they’re going to buy it from Russia or they’re going to buy it from China,” the American leader stated, noting that “think of that, $110 billion, all they’re going to do is give it to other countries, and I think that would be very foolish”.

Trump announced days ago that he has warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud he would not last in power "for two weeks" without US military support.

"We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they're rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said 'King − we're protecting you − you might not be there for two weeks without us − you have to pay for your military,'" Trump said.

The American leader had also called on Riyadh to increase its military spending, with an eye on more weapons sale to the "rich" kingdom.

Trump stressed that he had complained that Washington was not getting what it should from Saudi Arabia during a phone conversation with Salman.

Trump added that he had told King Salman that Riyadh has "trillions of dollars" and could pay its military bills.

"I love Saudi Arabia. They are great, King Salman, I spoke with him this morning. I said, king, you have got trillions of dollars. Without us, who knows what’s going to happen. .... With us they are totally safe. But we don’t get what we should be getting," he stated.

Despite the harsh rhetoric, the US administration has maintained a close relationship with Saudi Arabia, which it sees as a bulwark against Iran’s rising influence in the region.

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 visit to Riyadh in May 2017, Saudi Arabia agreed to buy $US110 billion of US 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.

Before his presidency, Trump described Saudi Arabia as "a milk cow" which would be slaughtered when its milk runs out.

In an interview with CBS on Saturday, Trump warned that if Riyadh is behind the disappearance of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Washington would inflict "severe punishment".

The US president stated that Washington "would be very upset" if the Saudi authorities had murdered the journalist, adding that Riyadh was "vehemently denying" the claims.

He also stated that there is much at stake with the Khashoggi case "maybe especially so" because he was a reporter.

According to Trump, he does not want to hurt US jobs by stopping military sales to Saudi Arabia.

Earlier, the American leader stated that he has been in contact with senior Saudi government officials about the disappearance of the WaPo journalist in Turkey.

Trump also on Thursday commented on the incident, which seems is not Riyadh's cup of tea. The leader of America, Saudi Arabia's strongest ally, stated that Khashoggi "went in" the Saudi consulate in Turkey, and "it doesn't look like he came out".

"We want to find out what happened. He went in, and it doesn't look like he came out. It certainly doesn't look like he's around," Trump told "Fox & Friends".

The president's remarks come days after The Washington Post, citing US intelligence intercepts, reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman hatched a plot to lure Khashoggi back to his home country and detain him.

"Well it would be a really sad thing and we will probably know in the very short future," Trump said when asked about the report, adding that "we don't like it. I don't like it. No good".

Trump has faced criticism for being too slow to respond to the disappearance of Khashoggi. A group of Republican and Democrat senators united to demand an investigation into the disappearance of the Saudi journalist. It could lead to sanctions against Saudi Arabia within 120 days.

Khashoggi entered Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain a document certifying he divorced his ex-wife. He has not been seen since.

Turkish sources have told media outlets they believe the Saudi writer and critic was killed inside the consulate in what they describe as "premeditated murder". Saudi officials have countered that claim, insisting Khashoggi left the building before vanishing.

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

Video recordings show a Saudi assassination team seizing the journalist after he walked in on October 2. He was then killed and his body dismembered, the officials stated. The audio was particularly gruesome, according to the sources.

"The voice recording from inside the embassy lays out what happened to Jamal after he entered," one official speaking anonymously because the intelligence is classified said, adding that "you can hear his voice and the voices of men speaking Arabic. You can hear how he was interrogated, tortured, and then murdered".

Another unnamed official confirmed men could be heard beating Khashoggi on the recording.

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, adding that The Riyadh regime wanted to lure Khashoggi back to Saudi Arabia and lay hands on him there, according to The Washinton Post.

It was not clear whether the Saudis intended to arrest and interrogate Khashoggi or to kill him, or if the United States warned Khashoggi that he was a target, this person stated.

The Washington Post has reported that the 15-member Saudi team had lain in wait for Khashoggi the day he entered the consulate but never came out.

A source close to the investigation told Middle East Eye that one of those 15 individuals is the head of the forensic department in Saudi General Security.

A Turkish official also told the New York Times on the condition of anonymity that a team of Saudi agents killed the 59-year-old writer within two hours of his arrival at the consulate, and then dismembered his body with a bone saw they had brought for the purpose.

"The official described a quick and complex operation in which Mr. Khashoggi was killed within two hours of his arrival at the consulate by a team of Saudi agents, who dismembered his body with a bone saw they brought for the purpose," the newspaper reported.

US intelligence revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman 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 Salman and other Saudi officials tried to get Khashoggi to return to Saudi Arabia, where he is from, with offers of government employment and protection.



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:46| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

トランプ

RT2018/10/13
All US presidents kowtow to Saudi Arabia – Trump is just honest about it
Donald Trump set off a backlash by saying US will not stop supplying Riyadh with weapons over the alleged murder of an opposition journalist. But ignoring Saudi sins to preserve the alliance is a feature of American presidencies.

When asked this week about potential sanctions over the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, an exiled Saudi journalist and US resident, who walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and hasn’t been seen since, Trump played the realpolitik card – suggesting that Russia and China would step in and replace American economic partners, if Washington pulled out.

“We don’t like [the Khashoggi situation] even a little bit,” Trump told journalists in the White House. “But as to whether or not we should stop $110 billion dollars from being spent in this country, knowing Saudi Arabia have four or five alternatives, two very good alternatives, that would not be acceptable to me.”

As RT’s Caleb Maupin says, Trump is merely removing the “smoke and mirrors” from the US relationship with the Gulf, which has always been about money and retaining a strategic ally in the region.

Previous leaders Bill Clinton, George Bush and Barack Obama literally bowed to Saudi royals throughout their terms, while praising their permanent drive for “modernization”, even as the Saudi state continued to execute hundreds of citizens each year and sponsor radical Islam and terrorism worldwide.

But with this brazen attitude, is Trump’s White House pushing new boundaries of cynicism, perhaps fueled partly but Riyadh's and Washington's shared enmity towards Iran, or is it merely acknowledging the status quo that has barely changed in half a century?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

サウジがスケープゴートを差し出す

FARSNEWS2018/10/13
Arab Analyst: Trump after Secret Deal with Bin Salman to Stop Investigations into Khashoggi's Death
TEHRAN (FNA)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Ray al-Youm newspaper, noted to US President Donald Trump's attempts to downplay impacts of the assassination of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh on Washington's ties with the country, and said he is after a secret deal with Crown Prince bin Salman to stop investigations into the crime.

Trump has said US investigators are looking into how Jamal Khashoggi vanished at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, but made clear that whatever the outcome, the US would not forgo lucrative arms deals with Riyadh, Atwan wrote on Friday.

“We’re being very tough. And we have investigators over there and we’re working with Turkey, and frankly we’re working with Saudi Arabia. We want to find out what happened,” Trump told Fox News on Thursday morning.

Atwan said that Trump's remarks came as Turkey later dismissed claims of joint investigation into the case by the US investigators.

The president’s announcement raised concerns of a cover-up of evidence implicating Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, in plans to silence the dissident journalist, he added.

According to Atwan, the most important part of the issue is that Trump's administration is now in a bottleneck and does not want to take any action against Saudi Arabia.

He added that the important point in Trump's remarks is that he is making strenuous attempts to make a deal on the mutilated corpse of Khashoggi and not to resolve the mystery, noting that an active contact channel has been established between bin Salman and three US officials, including US National Security Advisor John Bolton, Trump's son-in-law Jerad Kushner and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Atwan said that a secret contact channel has also been set up between Turkey and Saudi Arabia, adding that the Turkish government is not after confrontation against Riyadh in Khashoggi's case and the Turkish media's approach to the issue shows that unlike the US media, they have grown calmer over the case in the past two days.

Khashoggi has been missing since October 2 when he entered the consulate to obtain paperwork so he could remarry, and has not been seen since.

Since Saturday, Turkish officials have maintained that he was assassinated inside the building, but have not provided evidence or spoken on the record. Meanwhile, Saudi officials have stressed that the 59-year-old left the consulate soon after he arrived and were concerned about his whereabouts.

FARSNEWS2018/10/13
Arab Media: S. Arabia Asks for UAE's Help in Khashoggi Crisis, Might Name Saud al-Qahtani as Scapegoat
TEHRAN (FNA)- Arab media outlets have reported that Saudi Arabia has demanded the UAE officials for assistance to resolve the crisis created after murdering prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Turkey.

"The Western diplomats have confirmed that talks are underway at the level of the highest-ranking Saudi and UAE officials with the western officials, specially from the US, so that they (the westerners) do not accuse bin Salman of ordering Khashoggi's brutal killing," the Arabic-language Khalij Online wrote on Saturday.

It added that the western diplomats who have called for anonymity have said that Saudi Arabia and the UAE have agreed to victimize one of the Saudi officials to exonerate bin Salman.

"Possibly, that Saudi official will be Saud al-Qahtani, the adviser to the Royal Court, and they will claim that he has masterminded the operation (to kill Khashoggi) without the senior Saudi officials' knowledge," Khalij Online reported.


Khashoggi has been missing since October 2 when he entered the consulate to obtain paperwork so he could remarry, and has not been seen since.

Since Saturday, Turkish officials have maintained that he was assassinated inside the building, but have not provided evidence or spoken on the record. Meanwhile, Saudi officials have stressed that the 59-year-old left the consulate soon after he arrived and were concerned about his whereabouts.

Turkish investigators heard testimony from a source who was inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the time of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance who claims to have heard sounds of a struggle, according to a report.

"I have learned earlier that, among the evidence with the investigation is testimony from inside the consulate at the time that Jamal (Khashoggi) was there, which includes hearing sounds of loud screams and shouting, as well as calls for help and the sound of a struggle and then sudden silence," Al-Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal said.

Turkish foreign ministry sources denied to Al-Jazeera that Saudis rescinded their authorization for Turkish authorities to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The foreign ministry’s remarks came after some media outlets claimed that Saudi Arabia cancelled an offer to allow Turkish authorities onto the premises after Turkish state-owned media published a list of the 15 Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on the same day Khashoggi disappeared.

Turkish investigators are also requesting to search a number of vehicles registered to the consulate, along with the home of the consul general, which is a few hundred meters from the consulate, after a van with tinted windows was seen leaving the consulate and driving to the home a couple of hours after Khashoggi entered.

The Washington Post reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman himself ordered an operation targeting Khashoggi.

Based on US intelligence intercepts, Saudi officials were heard discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi from the US state of Virginia, where he resides, back to Saudi Arabia where he would be detained, the newspaper noted, citing unnamed US officials.

It was not clear to the officials with knowledge of the intelligence whether the Saudis discussed harming Khashoggi as part of the plan to capture him, according to the report.

alaraby.co.uk 2018/10/7
Lies, murder and deceit: the daily reality of Mohammed Bin Salman's war on dissent

The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has cast a spotlight on Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salman's relentless crackdown on dissent, with civil society activism brutally suppressed to stifle all criticism.

Prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared on 2 October after entering his country's consulate in Istanbul. He had been living in self-imposed exile in the United States since last year to avoid possible arrest.

Khashoggi had been critical of some policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh's intervention in the war in Yemen.

Turkish police believe he was murdered inside the consulate by a Saudi team sent to Istanbul.

The Saudi consulate rejected claims that the journalist was killed there as "baseless".

Amnesty International said that if reports of the planned assassination were true, it would set an "abysmal new low" in Saudi Arabia's suppression of the freedom of expression.

Bin Salman has sought to consolidate his power under the guise of economic and social liberalisation, detaining economists, bloggers, intellectuals, clerics and rights activists

"The Gulf Kingdom routinely uses draconian laws to crack down on peaceful dissent at home, and has even arrested dissidents abroad in the past," the group said in a statement.

"But the enforced disappearance – and now reported assassination – of one of its citizens who had sought asylum abroad should set alarm bells ringing".

War and blockade

With little experience in government, the young Mohammed bin Salman, known as MbS, has risen to power in just three years to oversee all major aspects of politics, security and the economy in Saudi Arabia.

As defence minister, Bin Salman launched a devastating military campaign in Yemen in 2015, which has killed more than 10,000 civilians and created what the UN calls the world's "worst humanitarian disaster".

In late June 2017, Saudi King Salman installed his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown, replacing his nephew, Mohammed bin Nayef, as successor to the throne.

Just weeks prior to being named as crown prince, Bin Salman spearheaded the blockade of Qatar, which began on 6 June.

All land, sea, and air links to Qatar were closed.

Since then, nurturing the public profile of a reformer, he has sought to consolidate his power under the guise of economic and social liberalisation, detaining economists, bloggers, intellectuals, clerics and rights activists.

Wave of arrests

In September 2017, more than 20 influential clerics and intellectuals were detained for allegedly acting on behalf of "foreign parties".

One such detainee was reformist cleric Salman al-Awdah, whose detention appeared to result from a tweet endorsing warmer relations with Qatar.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:25| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

私設リアルタイム空間線量率グラフを公開

昨年9月から読者の資金拠出を得て進めてきた空間線量率測定システムの設置が一定の成果を得ていますので、そのシステムで作成されたリアルタイム空間線量率グラフを公開します。

全国版
http://inventsolitude.sakura.ne.jp/homepage/realtimedoserate2.html
東日本版
http://inventsolitude.sakura.ne.jp/homepage/realtimedoserate3.html
西日本版
http://inventsolitude.sakura.ne.jp/homepage/realtimedoserate4.html

画面見本


空間線量率測定、グラフ作成、ネット上での公開を、安価な機器を使用して実現すべく1年がかりでシステムの開発を進めてきました。

読者の拠出金で機材を購入し、測定ポイントに置く機器を組み立て、その設置・運営を読者に依頼しています。

この機器は極力自動化しており、ほぼ家電並みとなっていますので家庭用電源とインターネット接続環境があれば、どこにも設置できます。

24時間稼働のための電気代などのランニングコストは設置者に負担していただいています。そのため、特定の方に負担が大きくかかることのないよう、設置箇所はローテーションを原則とし随時変更します。

このシステムは、民間人の善意で運営されています。機器やネット環境の障害によってグラフの作成、送信が止まることがあります。

測定ポイントの設置場所などの情報はグラフに付記されているもののほかは開示しません。

測定機器は、主に株式会社ネットIO開発製GC10Aを使用しています。G4はGM-10、G15は時にMAZURの測定結果を表示します。GC10Aの測定結果のグラフ化は、佐野 浩樹氏が作成された GC10 monitor によっています。ここに記して謝意を表します。

なお、グラフに警告が表示される場合がありますが、これはある瞬間のcpm(1分当たりの放射線カウント数)が50 を超えたときに現れます。グラフのラインが50cpmまたは0.3μSv/hをはっきりと上に抜けていなければ瞬間的なもので終わったことになります。

もし、グラフのラインが上方に突き抜けた場合は、ブログに関連情報を掲載します。これまでにそのような例は2回ありました。ともに非破壊検査によるものです。



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:28| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

2018年10月13日

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。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:51| Comment(6) | 福島原発事故

Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia is behind killing of WaPo journalist Khashoggi

RT2018/10/13
Trump vows 'severe punishment' if Saudi Arabia is behind killing of WaPo journalist Khashoggi
Saudi Arabia will face "severe punishment" if it ordered the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, US President Donald Trump has warned.

"There's a lot at stake, and maybe especially so because this man was a reporter. There's something really terrible and disgusting about that if that were the case...we're going to get to the bottom of it and there will be severe punishment," Trump said during an interview with the CBS program 60 Minutes on Friday.

However, Trump stressed that even if the journalist was killed at the hands of Riyadh, he still wouldn't end the arms deal between the two countries.

"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 went on to say that he doesn't want to "lose an order” or hurt jobs, and that there are "other ways of punishing" Riyadh if needed.

Khashoggi, a critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the Saudi royal family, was last seen on October 2 when he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents for his upcoming marriage.

Turkish officials have stated that they believe a 15-person Saudi “assassination squad” killed Khashoggi at the consulate. Ankara says it has video and audio evidence that he was murdered inside the building, though that information has not been publicly presented.

An investigation into his disappearance by Turkey has reportedly revealed that recordings made on his Apple Watch indicate that he was tortured and killed, Turkey's Daily Sabah reported on Saturday, citing “reliable sources in a special intelligence department.” It added that his watch was synced with his iPhone, which his fiancée was carrying outside the consulate.

The paper also stated that Saudi intelligence agents had realized after Khashoggi died that the watch was recording, prompting them to use his fingerprint to unlock it. They reportedly deleted some files, but not all of them.

Riyadh has denied claims that it ordered the killing of Khashoggi, with the country's interior minister, Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Naif, condemning the “lies and baseless allegations” against the kingdom.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:30| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アイホォンの次はアップルの腕時計

イスタンブールのサウジ領事館で殺害されたとされるジャマル・カショーギ(カショギ、カショジとも)氏はアイホォンとアップル腕時計で情報武装していたのだそうです。

領事館に入る前に外で待つ婚約者にアイフォンを渡したとされており、アップル腕時計はアイフォンとブルートゥースやWifiでデータをやり取りし、アイフォンから電話をかけるような仕組みになっているようです。

アップル腕時計は転倒を探知する仕組みがありますから、殴り倒されればアイフォンにそれを知らせることができるはずです。

記事の中には、暗殺団はアップル腕時計を見つけ、ロックを解除しようとしていろいろ試し、指紋認証でロックを解除できたもののファイルの消去は一部しかできなかったと書いてあるものがあります。

アイフォンは指紋認証の仕組みがありますが、アップル腕時計にはその仕組みがないそうですから、ずいぶんいい加減なことも書かれています。

ジャマル・カショーギ氏の婚約者は領事館から少し離れた場所にいましたから、アップル腕時計との距離は20m以上あり、壁などもありますからブルートゥースでの情報のやり取りはできなかったと見られます。Wifiも利用可能なものはなかったはずですから、アイフォンと腕時計との間のデータのやり取りはできなかったと見られます。

それでも、トルコ当局は、殺害時の音声と映像を持っていると述べているようですから、どうやって入手した? ということになります。

トルコのような国は他国の公館に盗聴施設などを設置しているのが当たり前と述べている記事もあります。まあ、それはわかりますが、映像を得るのは難しいです。下水道を調べたというのもありうることでしょう。

サウジとトルコが合同の調査団を作りましたが、互いに手の内を探り合うことに終始するのかもしれません。

これからはローレックスよりもアップルの腕時計のほうがステータスシンボルとしては優位に立つかもしれません。アップルの腕時計をしている人を見たら、この親父、いい歳をしておもちゃの時計をはめているなどと思い違いをしてはなりません。誘拐されて殺されるかもしれないVIPなのですから。

で、管理人もこの腕時計を使ってみたくなりましたが、それはあくまでも技術的な側面の研究のためです。管理人を誘拐したりする奇特な犯罪者はいないでしょう。

私の身に危険が及ぶとしたら警察による冤罪が一番可能性が高いと思います。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:46| Comment(2) | デジタル・インターネット

ジャマル・カショーギの失踪に世界的な注目が集まる 4

FRSNEWS2018/10/11
Jamal Khashoggi Case: Consular Source Heard Screams, Sounds of Struggle, Calls for Help
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish investigators heard testimony from a source who was inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul at the time of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance who claims to have heard sounds of a struggle, according to a report.

"I have learned earlier that, among the evidence with the investigation is testimony from inside the consulate at the time that Jamal [Khashoggi] was there, which includes hearing sounds of loud screams and shouting, as well as calls for help and the sound of a struggle and then sudden silence," Al-Jazeera's Jamal Elshayyal said.

Turkish foreign ministry sources denied to Al-Jazeera that Saudis rescinded their authorisation for Turkish authorities to search the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

The foreign ministry’s remarks came after some media outlets claimed that Saudi Arabia cancelled an offer to allow Turkish authorities onto the premises after Turkish state-owned media published a list of the 15 Saudi nationals who allegedly arrived in Istanbul on the same day Khashoggi disappeared.

Turkish investigators are also requesting to search a number of vehicles registered to the consulate, along with the home of the consul general, which is a few hundred metres from the consulate, after a van with tinted windows was seen leaving the consulate and driving to the home a couple of hours after Khashoggi entered.

The Washington Post reported that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman himself ordered an operation targeting Khashoggi.

Based on US intelligence intercepts, Saudi officials were heard discussing a plan to lure Khashoggi from the US state of Virginia, where he resides, back to Saudi Arabia where he would be detained, the newspaper noted, citing unnamed US officials.

It was not clear to the officials with knowledge of the intelligence whether the Saudis discussed harming Khashoggi as part of the plan to capture him, according to the report.

Jamal Khashoggi case: All the latest updates
Khashoggi's Apple watch
A Turkish security official told Reuters news agency the Apple smartwatch Khashoggi was wearing at the time of his disappearance was being looked into by Turkish investigators.

They said the watch was connected to a mobile phone Khashoggi left outside and security and intelligence agents in Turkey believe it may provide important clues as to Khashoggi’s whereabouts or what happened to him.

If the watch and phone were connected to the internet and the devices were close enough to synchronise, data from the watch - saved to the cloud - could potentially provide investigators with information such as the journalist's heart rate and location.

"We have determined that it was on him when he walked into the consulate," a security official said. "Intelligence services, the prosecutor’s office, and a technology team are working on this."

RT2018/10/11
Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the US has unexpectedly left for Riyadh, with the State Department saying they did not request it but “expect” the envoy to return with information about the missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

“That was not our direction,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters on Thursday, adding, “we expect some information when he gets back.”

The Khashoggi case has the “highest level attention” from the US government, Nauert added.

Khashoggi, a Saudi journalist who wrote for the Washington Post and lived in Turkey, was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Ankara has accused Saudi Arabia of murdering the journalist. Riyadh has rejected the allegations as “baseless.”

Ambassador Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the son of King Salman and younger brother of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman.

On Wednesday, 22 senators from both parties sent a letter to President Donald Trump demanding an investigation into Khashoggi’s disappearance under the Global Magnitsky Act. The administration has four months to complete the investigation and send a report to the Senate, including recommendations for any sanctions against individuals or countries found responsible.

Trump had already been asked to look into the matter by Khashoggi’s fiancee. "It's a very sad situation. It's a very bad situation. And we want do get to the bottom of it,” the US president told reporters Wednesday. "We cannot let this happen, to reporters, to anybody."

RT2018/10/11
‘Absolutely disgusting’: London museum blasted for hosting Saudi event amid Khashoggi disappearance
London’s National History Museum has been blasted as “absolutely disgusting” after it emerged that it’s due to host an event for the Saudi embassy despite Riyadh being accused of abducting and murdering a journalist in Turkey.

The museum has come under fire for the event, on Thursday night, aimed at celebrating ‘Saudi Arabia Day’ while the Middle Eastern country stands accused of the suspected killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi after he entered its embassy in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.

News of the museum hosting the event emerged when details were leaked to The Guardian’s columnist Owen Jones.

Jones called for the event to be cancelled in light of Khashoggi’s disappearance, as well as Saudi Arabia’s bombing campaign in Yemen, where a three-year-old civil war has reduced the country to what the UN has branded the “world’s worst humanitarian crisis.”

The museum, however, defended the event and said it would not cancel it as commercial events are an “important source of external funding.”

RT2018/10/11
Missing Saudi journalist: BBC slammed for releasing off-air Khashoggi interview
The BBC is under fire for releasing off-air comments made by Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a radio interview, three days before he went missing in Turkey – a decision some say may have endangered his life.

The BBC’s Newshour, a news and current affairs programme for the World Service, tweeted an off-air recording of Khashoggi, making comments about life under the Saudi regime, and revealed that he wouldn’t be “able to go home [to Saudi Arabia] because of the fear of arrest.”

The BBC insisted they wouldn’t normally release such a conversation, but “in light of the circumstances” they were making an exception.

Their decision has prompted widespread criticism on social media. Dr H.A. Hellyer, an associate fellow at British defence and security think tank, Royal United Services Institute, who says he’s been detained by authorities, labelled the BBC’s actions as ‘reckless’. He claims he’d now have to think twice about making off-the-record conversations with any medium.

Chris Doyle, director for the Council for Arab-British Understanding (CAABU) has called the Newshour’s decision as “reprehensible.” He also appeared to question whether they had thought about the impact on the family and friends of the Saudi journalist. Others suggested the BBC’s move had contravened journalistic ethics and may have sealed the fate of Khashoggi.

RT2018/10/12
‘Pressure will be on Turkey’ if Saudis found guilty of journalist’s murder in Istanbul – analysts
If the Saudis are found to be complicit in the disappearance of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the result could be a “huge earthquake in international relations,” experts believe.

The Turkish government reportedly has recordings that confirm the alleged kidnapping and murder of outspoken Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The scandal sounds like a ticking time bomb for international relations, which could not only affect Turkish-Saudi relations, but drag in Washington, the key Saudi ally.

Former US diplomat Jim Jatras and investigative journalist Rick Sterling tell RT what could happen if allegations that the Gulf monarchy, headed by Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, is behind the plot prove to be true.

If Saudi Arabia is found to be complicit in Khashoggi’s disappearance, Sterling believes “the pressure will be on [Turkish president] Erdogan and Turkey to escalate.”

“Saudi Arabia effectively abducted Lebanese Prime Minister [Saad] Hariri and he appeared in Riyadh, resigned - supposedly - and then it turned out he was coerced in some form or manner,” Sterling added. “The Saudi government is extreme, it’s bizarre and we’ll have to see how the facts develop in this case but it points towards the instability of that government that beheads hundreds of citizens a year.”

However, he adds, the Saudi regime has been “an extremely close ally of the US and Israel. This would be a huge earthquake in international relations if the calls for a serious reduction in relations continues.”

Despite the years of brutality against their own people, Khashoggi’s disappearance seems to have ushered the Saudi regime’s reckless violence into the global spotlight, Jatras told RT.

“Saudi Arabia is usually immune from criticism from the American establishment, They can destroy Yemen, they can cut people’s heads off… and suddenly over one journalist everyone is outraged; We discover that Saudi Arabia is an oppressive regime that kills people,” Jatras said, adding that the sudden attention “seems very strange” considering the “bloody murder that the Saudis have gotten away with for decades.”

A number of media outlets and corporations have cited the Khashoggi affair to pull out of the upcoming Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh. Meanwhile, pressure is growing on the Trump administration to freeze the sale of US weapons to Saudi Arabia and even sanction Saudi officials under the Global Magnitsky Act if they are found responsible for the journalist’s disappearance.

So far, Trump has resisted the notion, saying that stopping the $110 billion Saudi investment into US weapons would force the longtime US ally to look instead toward Russia or China.

AMN2018/10/13
Saudi Interior Ministry denies reports of Khashoggi’s murder
Jamal Khashoggi, a columnist for The Washington Post, has been missing since October 2, when he visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, to obtain documents needed for his upcoming marriage.

The journalist’s fiancee stayed outside the consulate building waiting for Khashoggi for hours before being told by one of the Consulate General’s employees that the journalist had already left. According to media reports, Turkish investigators believe the journalist was murdered inside the consulate.

Meanwhile, Saudi Interior Minister Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef slammed Friday allegations regarding the death of Khashoggi as “lies,” stressing that the accusations of murder plot were targeting the Saudi government, Reuters reported.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said earlier that the Saudi authorities’ comments were unconvincing and called for Riyadh to prove that they have nothing to do with the incident. According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Saudi Arabia has authorized Turkish officials to access the consulate building in relation to the disappearance.
According to media reports, the Turkish authorities have informed US officials that they have audio and video recordings that prove that the missing Saudi journalist was killed inside the consulate.

Khashoggi’s disappearance has led officials and business leaders to drop out of some of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s large projects.

Several American companies and business leaders have pulled out of an upcoming The Future Investment Initiative conference in Saudi Arabia as questions mount over the disappearance of Saudi journalist. Moreover, Bloomberg, the New York Times, the Financial Times, CNN and CNBC all have cut their ties with the conference.
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On Wednesday, former US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said that he had suspended his advisory role on the board of Saudi Arabia’s planned mega business zone, NEOM, until more is known about what happened to Khashoggi.
According to Reuters, the possible murder of a high-profile critic of Saudi crown prince has cast a long shadow over Saudi Arabia’s global image and it could have significant implications for Middle East politics.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:08| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

神奈川県下にお住まいの方に改めて甲状腺疾患の警告をします

管理人が神奈川県下にお住まいの方について甲状腺がんに関して得ている情報は次の通りです。

※ 平塚市の2012/10/12の発表によると、落合克宏平塚市長(55歳・男性)は、甲状腺腫瘍摘出手術のため10/15から10/19まで5日間公務を休んだ。

※ 2011/3/15の午前、横浜市内のスーパー屋上駐車場で20分から30分待機していただけで、甲状腺障害が生じ、甲状腺を摘出した方がおられます。読者から直接伺いました。

※ 2011/3、町田市内でガーデンウェディングをした家族の中で二人が甲状腺がんを発症したとの事例を読者から伺いました。

※ 横浜にお住いの読者が所用で東京まで電車で往復した日、携帯していた線量計の日平均線量が0.542μSv/hという高い値が出たと伺ったことがある。2014/2のこと。これは甲状腺がんの手術の後放射性ヨウ素を投与された方が電車に乗り合わせ、その方から強いガンマ線が出ていたことによるものと推定されます。電車の中でヨウ素131を投与された人の側、線量率が25μSv/hの席に30分いたとすると12.5μSv、それ以外の時は0.08μSv/hで23時間半で1.88μSv、合計14.38μSv、24時間で割ると0.599μS/hとなる。日平均で0.542μSv/hはありうることになる。

※ 2017/1、神奈川県下にお住まいの方のコメントに「3ヶ月前に、知人の50代女性が甲状腺がんになったと人づてに聞きました。」

※ 2018/9、逗子市で下水汚泥の放射性ヨウ素含有量が増加。手術を受けた患者がおられることが推定されます。

WSPEEDIによる、2011/3/15、午前10時の地表近くのヨウ素の濃度分布。


ほぼ神奈川県の全域で甲状腺疾患、それから進行した甲状腺がんの発生の恐れがあります。平塚、大和市の北に隣接する町田、横浜、逗子と西から東に至るまで事例があります。

南相馬市立総合病院の白血病やがんの患者数推移
をご覧ください。成人の甲状腺がんが年を追って増えています。

人口55,000人に対して29人の患者です。10万人当たり52人。神奈川県の人口920万人。4,800人の患者がいてもおかしくないことになります。


2013年02月28日
甲状腺のガンとその転移はすさまじいものになるだろう

2015年03月31日
懸念される神奈川県下の健康被害

2017年04月06日
甲状腺異常の経過観察受診に怠りがないように 信頼できる医療機関を選んで
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:54| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

米国経済破綻から世界経済が混乱 食品の流通まで止まる?

昨晩、NYの株式市場が大きく下落し、今日のアジア株式市場が波乱となりました。

管理人は、もともと米国経済はバブル状態にあることは確かだと考えていますので、国際的な経済変動が生じる兆しかもしれないと注意喚起の同報メールを送りました。

そして驚いたのは、読者の中には、今年中にはアメリカ経済破綻→世界経済大混乱→世界通貨新導入。食品の流通も止まる可能性もあるので備蓄を進めている方がおられました。

はぁー、そうなんですか。

アメリカ経済破綻→世界経済大混乱 まではありうると思いますが、→世界通貨新導入 となるとこれは眉唾の説です。これまでの通貨を捨てて新しい世界通貨に切り替えることなどできそうにありません。

米国経済の破綻があれば、その一原因はドルの信認の失墜であり新たな通貨を発行しても信認が得られないと思います。

その点は別にして、「食品の流通も止まる」というのは輸入が止まるという意味ですよね。国際経済の混乱、特にドルの信認の失墜で貿易が止まるというのはあることかもしれません。

でもそうなれば、原油の輸入も止まるでしょうし、他の資源の貿易も止まることになりはしないでしょうか。

でも、そうなればそれをチャンスと見る業者もいますから、また新たな流通ルートができるでしょう。

混乱が続くとしても1か月で収まるとの見方もあるようです。

どこまで現実のものとなるか知りませんが、そんな備えをしている人もいることはご紹介しておいたほうがよいでしょう。

次のような見解の方もおられます。

私はアメリカよりも日本の経済破綻に備えるべきではないかと思ってます。
世界通貨を心配するくらいなら、日本の預金封鎖を心配すべきかなと。
日銀はステルステーパリングをやっているとかいないとか。ステルスに続けることができればいいですが日銀は出口がない出口戦略をつづけている気がします。

管理人は、日本の経済破綻は、精神破綻という形ですでに始まっているとの考えです。

※ くりえいと @kurieight氏の1:25 - 2018年10月13日 のツイート
10日の発行の米国債は誰も買わずに売れ残ってしまいました。アメリカの金庫は空っぽに。 20日の償還はできず、アメリカ史上初の不渡り(=倒産)を迎えることがはっきりとしました。
これは中国が全く買わなかったのと、売れ残ったのをいつも買うFRBが全く手を出さなかったのです。

・・・20日の償還ができないのかわからないが、米国債の買い手が減っていることは確か。むしろ売っているところが増えている。買っているのは日本など一部の限られた国。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:59| Comment(1) | 社会・経済

南相馬市立総合病院の主要疾病別患者数推移から

南相馬市立総合病院の主要疾病別患者数推移のデータはあまりに傷ましくて今更分析しても・・・というのが率直な気持ちです。

南相馬市立総合病院の外来患者数(延べ数だとみられます)は、2010年福島第一原発事故前から人口総数を上回っていたのですね。それが2011年福島第一原発事故の年に外来患者数がガタンと落ち込みました。2013年に事故前の水準に戻り、その後外来患者数の人口に対する割合は上がり続けています。2011年の外来患者数の落ち込みは、とにかく南相馬から離れていた人が多かったということでしょう。ところが帰還する人が増えてそれとともに人口当たりの患者数は増加している。










posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:28| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故