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2018年10月05日

小出裕章氏の東京オリンピックに関する声明文 2018/8/23

2018/10/4デスラーさんから
小出裕章氏が、放射能の被害が深刻だとして、東京オリンピック反対声明文をIOC賄賂受け取り会長バッハ氏に伝えたそうです:
http://kurionet.web.fc2.com/FukushimaOlympic201809.html

日本語版
フクシマ事故と東京オリンピック 2018年9月

英語版は、画像形式で掲載されているので各国語に機械翻訳ができるようにテキスト化した。転載の場合は、テキスト化の正確性を再度チェック願いたい。

私(このブログ管理人)は、訪日外国人が滞在中に健康を害する例が少なくないことから、東京オリンピックの開催に反対している。

Disaster in Fukushima and 2020 Tokyo Olympics

On March 11, 2011(注1) a severe earthquake struck the Tōhoku region in Japan causing several Tsunami waves which hit the pacific coast of Fukushima, Miyagi, Iwate prefectures causing a power failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
As all scientists know, a total outage can lead to a potentially catastrophic incident.
According to their prediction, the cooling system failed and the nucleus core melted down; thus high levels of radiation was spread in the surrounding environment.
According to the report which Japanese government handed in to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1.5x10^16 Becquerel (equal to 168 times of cesium of Hiroshima nuclear bomb) was released by that accident.
The atomic bomb which was dropped in Hiroshima was just one bomb, and yet had extremely destructive force; the Japanese Government reported that Fukushima's accident released Cesium137 in an amount equal to 168 times the Hiroshima atomic bombs.
The meltdown of cores of unit 1, unit 2 and unit 3 released 7 x 10^17 Becquerel equal to 8000 times the quantity of cesium 137 spread by the Hiroshima atomic device.
As a consequence radioactivity equal to 168 times of power of the Hiroshima bomb was released in the air and some was poured at sea making a total estimate of almost 1000 Hiroshima bombs radiation to be released in the environment till now.
With Units 1-2-3 containing, before the accident, 8000 times the cesium137 of the Hiroshima bomb, it is safe to believe that a large part of the radioactivity still remains in those damaged Reactors at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant.
Tepco ( the Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings) which owns Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, do not know where the now melted cores exactly are at the moment and they still keep to pour huge amounts of water in the area in
an effort to cool them off, as it is imperative to prevent the cores from melting further and reduce further radiation release.
The constant watering implies contamination of several hundred tons of water per day and the administration was forced to built over 1000 tanks inside the plant to keep the contaminated water.
Today the total quantity of contaminated water in those tanks has already exceeded 1 million tons.
In the future, when the tanks clearance will be exceeded, the contaminated water will be poured at sea.

Although the best we could do is to move the melted cores to a safe sealed place, after 7years the administration is neither able to exactly locate the cores nor to determine their actual condition.
Nobody can get near the site to investigate.
Approaching a demaged Nuclear site means exposing any person entrusted with this task to high levels of radioactivity and most probably death.
The government and TEPCO tried to send a robot. The radioactivity is so strong that it interfered with the Robot's IC tip's memories making it useless.
(page1)
(注1) 原文のOn February 11,2011 は 2011/3/11が正しいので修正した。


Of all the robots they sent to the site, none has returned.

At the end of January 2017, TEPCO managed to insert a remote control camera, similar to a gastro scope, inside of the pedestal on which the reactor lies and found out that there the core is leaking through a big hole at the reactor's very bottom.
On that occasion they were able to measure 20Sv radioactivity level per hour under the reactor when the maximum threshold for human beings is 8Sv. On the way to the reactor the radiation counter peaked at 539-650 Sv numerous times.
The place with the highest radioactivity levels is not inside the pedestal rather outside, between the pedestal's wall and vessel's wall.

After the accident TEPCO and the government speculated that most cores melted through the reactor and stopped inside pedestal, lying intact at the bottom of the containment vessel.
This would allow recovery of the cores in 30-40 years and storage in another vessels, thus allowing for declaration of full and complete settlement of Fukushima's disasters.
Contrary to their hypothesis the melted cores are not intact at all and are scattering outside of the pedestal, making it impossible to be recovered as envisaged by the authority.
TEPCO and the government then have to change their "Road Map".
Myself, I used to insist that the reactors affected by the disaster be sealed by the use of a "sarcophagus" such as the one used by the former Soviet government following the Chernobyl's disaster, although this is not the ultimate solution as covers do deteriorate and the situation must be monitored for potentially several hundreds to millions of years.

The tragedy is still in progress in the area around the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
In the day of the disaster, the Japanese government declared the status of nuclear emergency. All residents were evacuated, starting with the residents in a range of 3km from the Nuclear Plant only to include straight afterwards an area between 10km to 20km. Evacuated procedures were so quick that people were permitted to bring only what was strictly necessary, leaving most personal belongings, their livestock and even their pets behind.
litate is one of the villages in Fukushima Prefecture, lying something 40-50km away from Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.
Its citizens were informed of the extreme contamination of their village 1month after the accident and were forced to immediately abandon their village.

At first they have been moved to termporary shelter, then to a small house with one small room for 2person. In any event they have been isolated from their former community; families were forced to live separately and many could not cope with the situation and collapsed.
Their former life was destroyed and people, out of deep despair, never stop to take their lives..
The whole social structure of a community has been affected along with the concept of happiness in Japanese culture which does not differs from any other culture in the world:
(page2)

What is happiness?
It implies a lot of simple, yet not granted things, such as living together with their families, friends, neighbors and lovers for the entire duration of their lives.
But in Fukushima their happiness came to an abrupt end as unexpectedly they lost everything they had.

Nuclear fall out affects another vast area around the evacuated zones. This is the so called "Radiation Control Area or RCA."
A RCA is a restricted area where entrance is strictly prohibited
except to authorized personnel, generally professionals and nuclear engineers.
No one is permitted to drink, eat, sleep inside the area.
However the Japanese government, allows millions of residents to live in areas that have the same characteristics of the RCA without qualifying these areas as such, in contempt to the formerly applicable law.
The Japanese government justified this deviation from the applicable law on account of emergency conditions.
Such residents include infants and children who are forced to live in a place so contaminated as the RCA and are exposed to an adverse environment on a daily basis.
Some families have decided to quit their job and leave Fukushima in order to protect their children from exposure; some others have decided to live separately where the man usually stays and continues to work in Fukushima and his wife with children moved out.
Fukushima is a conservative social environment; people respect their traditions and are used to living there from generations to generation.
Such a separation will deeply affect the family structure as they lose their normal life. They are left with only two painful options; whether they stick to their homes and traditions in a now contaminated country exposing themselves to the risk of damaging their health, or they leave and suffer from leaving the lives they once knew.
This people have been living the hardest life ever for the past 7years and probably will, for many years to come.

To add insult to injury since March 2017 the government has started to relocate Fukushima refugees back to their home towns where radioactivity levels are below 20mSv par year; as a consequence any contribution for housing compensation is revoked.
Nowadays reconstruction represents priority one for the Fukushima municipality and people who do not have another choice but to live in Fukushima will probably follow suit with the wishes of the government and will settle and forget that
Fukushima stii is a dangerous place instead of living their whole lives in fear and anxiousness.
They might even happen to forget radioactive contamination which, luckily or not, is invisible.
The government and local municipality let people to forget in anyway.
(page3)


It is worth to mention that the Japanese government, after the accident, has reviews the legal limit of radiation exposure by raising it from the former 1mSv/y to 20. It must be said that 20mSv/y was once the set as limit only for experts or scientists who worked with nuclear radiation as I did and was never applied to regular civilians.
Especially infants and children who are more sensitive to radiation and who have no responsibility neither for corrupted politics nor for the Fukushima's nuclear disaster.

The Japanese government keeps on saying that there not much they can do because nuclear emergency condition. It must be said, for the sake of truth, that there has been no official declaration for a nuclear emergency condicion on the side of the Government and, even if there were one, an emergency can last for a limited period of time, definitely not for over 7 and half years.
Apparently the government actively promotes oblivion about Fukushima disaster in cooperation with mass media which fail to report about the real contamination's risk and the actual true situation at Fukushima.
Most Japaneses are not aware that Fukushima still is a Nuclear Emergency.
The most harmful element for the environment and health is cesium137; it takes 30years to reduce its quantity by half and after 100 years 10% of it still remains. It is enough to state that 100years from now Japan will still be under Nuclear Emergency Condition.

Olympic has always been used as propaganda to promote people's Nationalism.
Building many huge structures without any prospect of use after the Olympics, is just an appetite for business for construction companies who make huge profit.
I think the Japanese government has to make a huge effort and do its best to solve Fukushima Nuclear Emergency Condition and to save Fukushima's residents who still live in tremendous situations, saving children first if they cannot act simultaneously.
However the Japanese government considers a successful 2020 Tokyo Olympics its most important objective. They need to organize big event like Olympics for distracting people from other serious problems involving the mass media in raising the "Olympic Fever" making whoever is against 2020 Tokyo Olympics a bad citizen.

During the Second World War the Japanese government spread just convenient information for their propaganda.
Almost Japanese citizen cooperated the government, and "good citizen " accused their "bad citizen " neighbors who were opposed and led them arrested. If my state considers successful 2020 Tokyo Olympics more important objective than to save the innocent citizen, I would prefer to be a "bad citizen".

The truth is that the Fukushima's disaster will last over 100 years and, to my utmost surprise, no one has been formally incriminated yet, no TEPCO representative, director, manager, no minister, no politician, no specialists who have caused it.
Nobody has even been accused taken responsibility for the Fukushima's disaster.
(page4)


To add insult to injury, our government want to restart those old nuclear plants which aren't in operation and have intention to export the nuclear plant's construction to other foreign countries.

The host the Olympic Games in the country under nuclear emergency is absurd and whoever participates takes the risk of being explosed, on the one hand; on the other is an accomplice to criminal conducts, guilty for his silence and denial..

23th August 2018
Hiroaki Koide
Former asistant professore in Research Reactor Institute of Kyoto University
(page5)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:01| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

これはすごい 3


https://twitter.com/i/status/1047496636392464390
うまい!の一言。再生回数400万回。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:25| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

酔っぱらいの木 トックリキワタ

沖縄にあるそうです。山茶花の花に似ています。



こちらのサイトの解説がおもしろい。
http://www.plant.kjmt.jp/tree/kigi/yopparai.htm
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:10| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

‘Trump humiliates Saudis’: Iran’s FM invites SA to jointly boost regional security, not outsource it

RT2018/10/5
‘Trump humiliates Saudis’: Iran’s FM invites SA to jointly boost regional security, not outsource it
Iran, rarely friendly to Saudi Arabia, has extended an unusual offer of cooperation to its neighbors in the face of “humiliation” by Donald Trump, who claimed the kingdom would fall within two weeks without protection from the US.

While the Islamic Republic and Saudi Arabia have no diplomatic relations, Iran proposed to its arch-nemesis and regional foe to unite against the US to stop the arrogant American stance in the region.

“President Trump repeatedly humiliates the Saudis by saying they can't last 2 weeks without his support. This is the recompense for the delusion that one's security can be outsourced,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.

“We again extend our hand to our neighbors: let's build a 'strong region', and stop this conceit,” Iran’s chief diplomat added, just two days after Trump proudly claimed that Saudi security solemnly rests in Washington's hands.

While there are no American military bases in Saudi Arabia, one of the closest US allies in the region, with which Donald Trump has signed a $110 billion arms deal, owes its security to Washington, the US president claimed Tuesday, urging Riyadh and the rest of the ‘rich’ countries to cough up cash for American support.

“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 at a Mississippi rally in undiplomatic remarks, without specifying when the comments to the monarch had been made.

Trump made similar remarks on Thursday in Minnesota, where he told his Republican supporters that the oil-rich nation should pay for their defense. “I said, 'excuse me, King Salman', he is my friend, 'do you mind paying for the military? Do you mind? Pay!'… I said, 'do you mind paying?' 'But nobody has asked me', I said 'but I'm asking you, King,'” the president added, claiming that the monarch had agreed to increase contributions.

While only demanding more monetary contributions from Riyadh, Trump embarked on an open hostility path with Tehran, by slapping sanctions on the country after withdrawing from the cornerstone JCPOA nuclear agreement in May. With more punitive measures due to come into effect November 4, the Islamic Republic seems to be eager to muster any support it can get against the belligerent White House administration.

Washington has traditionally supported the Sunni dominant actors in the Gulf and has established a strong military foothold in the region, basing the US Fifth Fleet in Bahrain, a large Air Force contingent in Qatar, in addition to troops that are deployed in Kuwait and Jordan. The only exceptions to the rule are Iraq, where sectarian violence is rife between Shia and Sunnis, and Oman, where the majority of the population belongs to the Ibadi school.

Iran and Saudi Arabia are notorious regional rivals in a decades-long feud fueled by religious differences. Iran, a largely Shia Muslim country, has been challenging Saudi Sunni power across the region by supporting opposing sides in the conflicts in Syria and Yemen. The rivalry also stretches to other parts of the Middle East and their support for different political factions in Iraq and Lebanon.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:34| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to ‘save crops’

RT2018/10/5
Defensive bioweapon? DARPA wants insects to spread genetically modified viruses… to ‘save crops’
A US military program dubbed ‘Insect Allies’ could be used as a biological weapon, a group of European scientists warns. The Pentagon’s research arm claims they are intended to defend crops, but doesn’t deny ‘dual-use’ potential.

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology and the University of Freiburg in Germany, as well as the University of Montpellier, France, have published a critique of the program, dubbed “Insect Allies,” in the October 5 edition of Science.

They argue that “the knowledge to be gained from this program appears very limited in its capacity to enhance US agriculture or respond to national emergencies” and therefore the program “may be widely perceived as an effort to develop biological agents for hostile purposes and their means of delivery,” which would mean a breach of the Biological Weapons Convention.

Speaking to Gizmodo on Thursday, Dr. Blake Bextine, program manager of Insect Allies, said that DARPA was “not producing biological weapons, and we reject the hypothetical scenario,” though they “accept and agree with concerns about potential dual use of technology.”

However, Bextine’s two-page response, released by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency later in the day, did not contain the forceful denial of bioweapons charges. Instead, Bextine argued the program was intended to “respond rapidly to threats to the food supply” and that it was subject to government regulation and transparency rules.

Nothing could possibly go wrong, Bextine firmly emphasized, simply because “every performer in the program is required to include at least three independent kill switches in their systems to shut down functionality of the technology.”

DARPA’s insect allies would work by injecting the affected crops with gene-editing viruses intended to target whatever ailment affects them, using CRISPR technology. The researchers point out this mechanism could also be used to introduce viruses into healthy organisms, however.

The question is not whether the program can be weaponized; it already has been. DARPA has been one of the major sources of funding for a project to release genetically modified mosquitoes into the wild, armed with a gene-editing virus intended to sterilize the species that transmits malaria. There have been plans to release these GMO mosquitoes in the Florida Keys.

The dispute over Insect Allies comes as Russia has raised concerns about a US biological research facility in Tbilisi, Georgia. A former government minister has recently published online some 100,000 pages of documents about the facility.

The Russian military is now looking into the outbreaks of African swine fever since 2007 that originated in Georgia and spread into Russia, Europe and China.

“The infection strain in the samples collected from animals killed by the disease in those nations was identical to the Georgia-2007 strain,” Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian military branch responsible for defending troops from radiological, chemical and biological weapons, said on Thursday.

The Pentagon, however, rejected Moscow’s concerns as part of “a Russian disinformation campaign directed against the West.”

For some obscure reason, a US Air Force contract in July 2017 sought samples of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and synovial fluid from Russian subjects who “must be Caucasian.” It also sought information on the donor’s sex, age, ethnicity, weight, height and medical history, and specifically disqualified tissue samples from Ukraine.

In October that year, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the country’s Human Rights Council that someone was collecting“biological material” from various ethnic groups and regions of the Russian Federation, wondering at the purpose behind this.

Despite worrisome scientific breakthroughs and controversial research programs, so far the notion of a genetically tailored virus being used as a bioweapon has been confined to science fiction. A story published in 2015, titled “Seven Kill Tiger,” posited the nightmare scenario of China using such a weapon to wipe out much of Africa.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

それでいいのだ!



※ あきら日和‏ @akirahiyori氏の2018/10/5のツイート
なんか京成運休し始めたらしいね
どう帰れと

※ テレビ朝日報道局 ‏認証済みアカウント @tv_asahi_houdouの2018/10/5のツイート
返信先: @akirahiyoriさん
突然のご連絡失礼致します。テレビ朝日報道局です。ご投稿の写真を拝見しまして、お伺いしたい事がございます。大変恐縮ですが、当アカウントをフォローして頂き後、DMにてご連絡できれば思います。何卒よろしくお願い致します。

※ あきら日和 @akirahiyori氏の2018/10/5のツイート
ダメです

※ テレビ朝日報道局認証済みアカウント @tv_asahi_houdouの2018/10/5のツイート
ありがとうございます。お忙しいところ、大変ぶしつけなお願いをいたしまして、申し訳ありませんでした。

※ 日本テレビ報道局取材班 ‏認証済みアカウント @NTV_shakaibuの2018/10/5のツイート
返信先: @akirahiyoriさん
突然のご連絡失礼致します。日本テレビ報道局です。投稿されたこちらの画像を拝見しご連絡させて頂きました。お手数ですが、当アカウントをフォローして頂き、DMにてやりとりさせて頂けないでしょうか?お忙しいところ申し訳ございませんが、ご検討の程、よろしくお願い致します。

※ あきら日和 @akirahiyori氏の2018/10/5のツイート
ダメです

※ 日本テレビ報道局取材班認証済みアカウント @NTV_shakaibuの2018/10/5のツイート
承知致しました。お忙しいところ、突然不躾なお願いをしてしまい大変失礼致しました。

※ TBS社会部 ‏認証済みアカウント @tbs_shakaibuの2018/10/5のツイート
返信先: @akirahiyoriさん
突然の連絡申し訳ありません。TBSテレビ社会部の者です。投稿されている内容について詳細を伺いたいので、可能であれば当アカウントをフォローしていただき「ダイレクトメッセージ」にてやりとりさせて頂けますでしょうか。ご多忙な中大変恐縮ですが、ご検討宜しくお願い致します。

※ あきら日和 @akirahiyori氏の2018/10/5のツイート
ダメです

※ TBS社会部認証済みアカウント @tbs_shakaibuの2018/10/5のツイート
わかりました。また、何かの機会にはご協力願います。引き続き、TBSをよろしくお願い致します。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:10| Comment(0) | 社会・経済

ジョージアで生物兵器が研究されているらしい

どこかの国が新しい病原菌を開発してそれを意図的にばらまいたり、漏洩させた結果耳慣れない疾病、伝染病が流行ることがあるとの説が以前から主張されていますが、この説は間違いではないですね。
ジョージアは、葡萄酒の産地ですが貧しい国。こういう国に豊かな国が目をつけて危険な実験施設を設置したり、住民をモルモット代わりに使ったりします。日本で原発が貧しい県や地域に置かれるのと同じです。
ジョージアは、ロシアに接しています。ロシアがこのような施設を重大な問題視するのは当然です。イラク・シリアのテロリストもロシア人や中央アジア人が多数リクルートされていますから、いずれは自国の脅威になると考えます。考えない為政者がいるとしたら故意に脅威を軽視していることにほかなりません。
日本では、米国で開発された農薬、食品添加物、遺伝子組み換え食品などが他国よりもずっと緩い基準で使用されています。日本人は、すぐに死にはしないがモルモットになっていることは間違いないと言えるでしょう。

※ Dilyana Gaytandzhieva @dgaytandzhieva氏の2018/9/23のツイート
US diplomat lies on camera when asked what he is working at in a secret military biolab in #Georgia. This practce is often used by the CIA to provide cover for its agents. The full documentary here http://dilyana.bg/diplomatic-viruses/



sputniknews 15:44 14.09.2018
Russian Specialists Studying Documents on US Laboratory in Georgia - Russian MoD
Early reports stated that a number of countries, including Russia, suspected that a laboratory in the Georgian capital may harbor a secret military biological weapons program run by the US military and private contractors.

Russia's Ministry of Defense has analyzed documents connected to the US military's biological program, released by a former Georgian cabinet minister Igor Giorgadze; the results are slated to be published in due time.

"Presently, all documents published on the website of former Georgian (State Security) Minister Igor Giorgadze are being examined by specialists from the Russian Ministry of Defense. The results of the analysis will be revealed to Russia and the global community," the statement of the Ministry of Defense reads.

According to the Ministry, the documents contain some signs pointing to serious violations of the international convention against bioweaponry.

The Lugar Center was opened in 2011 and has received the attention of both journalists and intelligence agencies, including Russia's FSB, which suspects that the lab has been involved in bioweapons research.

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, a Bulgarian investigative journalist who has written extensively on the Pentagon's alleged secret bioweapons program, believes the Lugar Center is a component of this program.

Dilyana Gaytandzhieva ディリアナ・ゲイタンディッシュヴァイバは、ブルガリアの女性ジャーナリスト。シリアのテロリストに対するCIAの武器発送を暴いた調査報道で知られています。

※ やのっち(。・ɜ・)d @_yanocchi0519氏の2018/9/14のツイート
ジョージアのジオルガゼ元国家安全大臣が、証拠を提示し、米国が一部の病気の予防接種を口実に、グルジアの人々に対して細菌兵器や化学兵器の人体実験を行っていたことを暴露!️2015年10月、C型肝炎の治療を受けていた約30人の患者のうち、24人が1日のうちに死亡したという。

parstoday 2018年09月13日18時51分
ジョージア元国家安全相、同国でのアメリカの人体実験を暴露
ジョージアの元政府関係者が、証拠を提示し、アメリカが一部の病気の予防接種を口実に、グルジアの人々に対して細菌兵器や化学兵器の人体実験を行っていたことを明らかにしました。
タスニーム通信によりますと、ジョージアのジオルガゼ元国家安全大臣は、11日火曜、ロシア・モスクワで行われた記者会見で、アメリカの軍と一部の医療関係者が、アメリカの研究所ルガール・センターで、この秘密の人体実験をジョージアの人々に対して行い、一部の証拠は、この事実を証明していることを暴露しました。
ジオルガゼ元国家安全大臣による情報によりますと、2015年10月、C型肝炎の治療を受けていたおよそ30人の患者のうち、24人が1日のうちに死亡したが、その死因は不明だとされているということです。

RT2018/10/4
Dozens of Georgians likely killed by US toxin or bioweapon disguised as drug research – Russian MoD
A US-funded biomedical laboratory in Georgia may have conducted bioweapons research under the guise of a drug test, which claimed the lives of at least 73 subjects, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

The question of what really might have taken place at the secretive US-sponsored research facility hosted by Russia’s southern neighbor was raised by the Russian military on Thursday after they studied files published online by a former Georgian minister.

The documents record the deaths of 73 people over a short period of time, indicating a test of “a highly toxic chemical or biological agents with high lethality rate,” said Igor Kirillov, commander of the Russian military branch responsible for defending troops from radiological, chemical and biological weapons.

Kirillov apparently doubted that the tests, carried out by the Richard Lugar Center for Public Health Research near the Georgian capital Tbilisi, involved clinical trials of a drug called Sovaldi, which is meant for the treatment of Hepatitis C. The producer of the drug is Gilead Sciences, a California-based biomedical firm that recruited former US defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld as a board member in 1988, in between his two tenures as head of the Pentagon.

“The documents showed many lethal outcomes among the patients. Despite the deaths of 24 people in December 2015 alone, the clinical trials were continued in violation of international standards and the wishes of the patients,” Kirillov claimed. “This led to the deaths of 49 more people.”

The large number of deaths stands in stark contrast to the actual documented use of Sovaldi in Russia, where no deaths have been linked to the drug, the Russian official stressed. Kirillov added that the US has a long record of unethical testing on human subjects in foreign countries.

A slide showing the spread of disease-carrying mosquitoes from the Georgian territory into southern Russia, which the MoD says could be re-examined in light of the revelations.

The Russian official said the new documents “allow us to take a fresh look” at outbreaks of African swine fever in southern Russia in 2007-2018, which “spread from the territory of Georgia into the Russian Federation, European nations and China. The infection strain in the samples collected from animals killed by the disease in those nations was identical to the Georgia-2007 strain.”

The general said the Lugar Center in Georgia is simply part of a large network of Pentagon-controlled laboratories involved in WMD research, which was established in countries neighboring Russia. Part of the research is meant to establish infections that would be particularly resistant to vaccination and treatment, and effectively spread in the environment of the places in which the labs are located, he said.

Russia will take “diplomatic and military action” in response to a perceived threat from US labs, said Vladimir Shamanov, head of Russian parliament’s Defense Committee. He was commenting on accusations by the Defense Ministry. “We cannot simply turn a blind eye to things happening near our southern borders that directly affect our safety,” he told TASS news agency.

Responding to the allegations, Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon told RIA Novosti that the US did not conduct bioweapons research in Georgia and called the Russian ministry’s statements part of “a Russian disinformation campaign directed against the West.”

The documents relating to the secret lab were published last month by former Georgian minister for state security Igor Giorgadze, who says he obtained 100,000 pages of data pointing to questionable US practices.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治