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2018年12月06日

Pompeo tells UN, WTO, ICC to bow and comply with US-led world order

米国の外交が露骨さをむき出しにしています。ポンペオは短絡的な発想の持ち主?

RT2018/12/6
Pax Americana: Pompeo tells UN, WTO, ICC to bow and comply with US-led world order
The US will lead a new liberal world order, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared. Organizations and treaties not fitting this picture must be scrapped or reformed, so that non-compliers could not use them against America.

The vision of the bold new and prosperous (for the US and its supporters) world was delivered by Pompeo in a keynote speech to the German Marshall Fund on Tuesday.

The senior member of the Donald Trump administration said a multilateral approach is failing to produce a world of unrestricted capitalism, so the US should rule supreme – sorry, assume a leadership role – to ensure that countries like China didn’t try to offer an alternative way.

China, as well as Russia, Iran, Cuba, Venezuela and other nations on the US grudge list got their share of bashing in the speech, but its focus was more on international institutions, which Pompeo claimed to be incompatible with his grand vision.

The UN is a vehicle for regional powers to “collude” and vote in bad actors into the Human Rights Council. “Bad actors” are of course not Saudi Arabia. The World Bank and the International Monetary fund are in the way of private lenders. The EU is good, but Brexit should be a wake-up call for its bureaucracy, which doesn’t know how good nationalism actually is. The International Criminal Court is “rogue” because it attempts to hold Americans accountable for crimes in Afghanistan.

The Paris Agreement on climate change was bad for America, so it left. NAFTA was bad for America, so it forced a renegotiation. The nuclear deal with Iran didn’t make Tehran complacent, so it had to go.

But what organization was a good boy and doesn’t deserve a piece of coal from Uncle Sam? SWIFT was. The banking communications organization caved in to Washington and cut off Iranians from its system, so it has a place in the bright new world of US leadership.

Watch Murad Gazdiev’s report about Pompeo’s “new liberal order” to find out more.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:49| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US Navy sends ship to Russia’s Far East, reportedly prepares to enter Black Sea

RT2018/12/6
US Navy sends ship to Russia’s Far East, reportedly prepares to enter Black Sea

An American destroyer sailed off the Russian coast, near the Pacific Fleet base in Vladivostok, in a first such stunt since the Cold War. Another US ship is expected in the Black Sea soon, amid tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

The USS MCCampbell (DDG-85) went into the vicinity of Peter the Great Bay to “challenge Russia's excessive maritime claims and uphold the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea” enjoyed by the US and others, Lieutenant Rachel McMarr, a spokesperson for the US Pacific Fleet, said in a statement.

The US Navy calls such stunts “Freedom of Navigation Operations” (FONOP). The last time a FONOP was conducted in this area was 1987, at the peak of Cold War tensions with the Soviet Union.

“These operations demonstrate the United States will fly, sail and operate wherever international law allows,” McMarr said. “That is true in the Sea of Japan, as in other places around the globe.”

Peter the Great Bay was named after the first emperor of Russia, and is dotted with bases of the Russian Pacific Fleet. The presence of a US destroyer in the area is comparable to a Russian sail-by of San Diego, California or Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Washington does not recognize Russia’s territorial claims in the Sea of Japan, with a Navy official telling CNN they far exceed the 12 nautical mile limit guaranteed by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). While Russia has ratified the convention, the US has not.

That is not all, however. The US Navy could also be planning to send a warship into the Black Sea in the near future. CNN reported that the State Department has notified Turkey of the intent to send a warship through the Bosporus and the Dardanelles, which requires a 15-day notice under the terms of the 1936 Montreux Convention.

The 1936 treaty also limits the presence of ships from nations that don’t border the Black Sea to a maximum of 21 days. The US last had a ship in the area back in October.

Anonymous US officials told CNN the move was a response to last month’s incident between Russian coast guard ships and three Ukrainian vessels in the Kerch Strait, which connects the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea.

“We routinely conduct operations to advance security and stability throughout the US 6th Fleet area of operations to include the international waters and airspace of the Black Sea,” fleet spokesman Commander Kyle Raines told CNN.

The US has also repeatedly sent ships to the parts of East China Sea claimed by Beijing, drawing repeated protests from China - most recently last week, when the guided missile cruiser USS Chancellorsville (CG-62) sailed through the area.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:32| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

日本は環境汚染で子供を産み育てることが難しくなっている?

2018年12月06日
ほんと不思議ですよねで済む教育関係者のご気楽さ

「状況がさらに進めば、発達障害があるのが普通のこととして教育システムが改変されることになると思います。
今までの普通の中身が、変わるのです。」

えっ!と驚きましたが、この状況がさらに昂進すれば、そうなるでしょうね。



農薬汚染やその他の化学物質の汚染については、管理人もそれなりの関心を持っていましたが、小中学校の児童生徒の要支援問題で、人の再生産にこんなに影響が出ているとは想像していませんでした。

何が主要な原因物質かはわかりませんが、とにかく大変なことになっている。化学物質による汚染に加えて放射性物質による汚染。しかも、日本はその二つともに汚染防止の対策に本格的に取り組んではいないと考えます。

福島第一原発事故があった2011/3の後、生まれる人の数が減っています。2011/3/11以降に生まれた人の一部はすでに小学校1年生になっています。

来年2019年の春に小学校に入学する人たちは2012/4/2から2013/4/1に生まれた人達です。福島第一原発事故後に母親の胎内で10か月弱の期間を過ごしています。

放射性物質が大量に降り注いでも安全安心と吹聴する人が多かったのは、それ以前から続く環境汚染軽視の政策、国民の意識の延長線上にあったのだと思わざるを得ません。

そして、それは子供の誕生数の急減や年齢を問わない体調不良者の増加の中でも揺らいでいないようです。

ということは、これからも日本の環境悪化は続く。日本人の遺伝子資源は、総体として遺伝毒性による悪化が続くということになるでしょう。

原発再稼働
農薬や添加物の使用基準の緩和

種苗法の改正
水道法の改正
どれも環境面のリスクが大きくなる恐れの強い法改正です。

管理人は、福島第一原発事故後、海外移住ができるのであれば踏み切ったほうが良いとの意見を述べてきました。

今、上のグラフを見ながら、今からでも日本を脱出できるなら脱出したほうが良いとの思いを強めています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:11| Comment(9) | 福島原発事故

ほんと不思議ですよねで済む教育関係者のご気楽さ

近年、要支援の児童、生徒の増加はすさまじいものがあります。でも、教育関係者の中でこれまでどんな議論が行われてきたのでしょう。

私が無知なだけだったのでしょうが、どなたか教えてくれませんか。

いえいえ、私が知りたいのは、要支援の児童生徒が増えているから専門教員の増員や学校施設の整備が緊急の課題だなどという議論ではなくて、なぜこれほど要支援の児童生徒が増えているのか、その原因はどこにあるのか、という点なのです。

学校教育関係者が集まれば、ホントに不思議ですよね! で20年も過ごしてきたのか、それともこのような傾向は宿命的なものだと教員養成課程で教わるのでしょうか。

データソース
https://www.e-stat.go.jp/stat-search/file-download?statInfId=000031741051&fileKind=0

https://www.e-stat.go.jp/stat-search/files?page=1&toukei=00400001&tstat=000001011528
による。







このグラフを私なりに読み解くと、2017年で小中学校在学1,000人のうち特別支援学校に在籍する者が14.5人、支援学級に在籍する者が24人、合わせて約40人です。100人につき4人。

2018年はさらに増えているでしょう。2019年はさらに増える気配です。在学生全体では100人につき5人にいくかどうかですが、新入学生に関しては100人につき10人という地域も出てきそうです。

・・・・・

どなたも答えてくれないかもしれないなと思っていたのですが。ご意見をいただきました。

はっきり言って、それは無理な要求というのもです。
原因について疫学的に調査するのは、医者か生物物理学者の仕事です。
そして、実際に対応するのは政府行政の仕事です。(現状、それが機能していないわけですが)

教育の立場から原因を議論していく場合に、あえて個人的に感じるのは、子どもの差別につながる選別を肯定することになるのではないかという点です。
教育の視点からは、発達障害という受け止め方がかろうじて救いになっていると見るべきではないでしょうか。

学校で黙って(実際はそうでもないのですが)対応してくれているだけでも、かなりの負担ですがいい方だと思います。
状況がさらに進めば、発達障害があるのが普通のこととして教育システムが改変されることになると思います。
今までの普通の中身が、変わるのです。

100人で10人、つまり10人に1人は、新入生どころか実質全生徒レベルですでに突破していると思います。
健康被害は全世代、全年齢無差別ですから、子どもの知能に関しても同様のはずです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:10| Comment(2) | 福島原発事故

カブールの軍事的敗北がタリバンとの交渉に向かわせる

RT2018/12/5
Military defeats push Kabul into talks with Taliban as US seeks way out from Afghan stalemate
Direct talks with the Taliban are crucial for the Kabul government to survive amid crushing defeats by the militants, Afghanistan experts told RT amid expectations that end of the 17-year war is looming.

Afghanistan returned to headlines this week, with a government-affiliated official making an unconventional peace gesture towards the Taliban. Ehsan Taheri, spokesman for the High Peace Council – a body that mediates peace between the government and the militants – said Kabul is ready to talk directly to the Taliban. He promised there will be no prerequisites to discuss any issue “crucial for the future of Afghanistan.”

“There’s no doubt the Afghan government relies on speeding up talks with Taliban” as the situation on the ground deteriorated over the past two years, Nikita Mendkovich, an expert with Russian International Affairs Council, told RT.

The Taliban have managed to gain upper hand in various parts of the country, and the Western-backed Afghan National Army risks being defeated in the coming years, he explained. And while Kabul’s offer of peace sounds promising at a glance, analysts say it has more to do with the survival of the current government than anything else.

The militants are able “to take matters into their own hands” without providing any security guarantee to the Afghan government, the expert noted.

That aside, Afghanistan is preparing to hold presidential elections, putting the sitting President Ashraf Ghani in a precarious position. Because he is unpopular with sizeable part of the population and regional elites, he must demonstrate “some results.”

“A peace deal or at least a long-term truce with Taliban would be a bargaining chip for Ghani to remain in power,” according to Mendkovich. However, the main reason for Kabul to accelerate the peace process is still rooted in “military defeats” sustained by the Afghan army and NATO forces.

Meanwhile, Omar Nessar, a researcher with Russia’s Institute for Oriental Studies, said he doesn’t see how a peace deal might become reality.The Taliban are demanding that NATO troops leave the country, which in turn is “unacceptable” for Western sponsors of Kabul.

The Taliban “doesn’t need peace talks right now as they continue to gain foothold in Afghanistan,” Nessar stressed. The Afghan leadership is a too week actor to talk with, but the Americans may try to ask Kabul to negotiate on their behalf in order to “save the image of the government.”
Afghan stalemate: Winning peace to lose war?

On the military front, the reality looks as murky as it was over the past years. On Tuesday, Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie who is set to take the lead of US Central Command (CENTCOM), gave oxygen to a claim there was no easy way out from the 17-year Afghan war.

“I do know that today it would be very difficult for [the Afghan security forces] to survive without our and our coalition partners’ assistance,” McKenzie said, noting that if the US forces are to leave “precipitously right now,” the Kabul government might fall.

McKenzie said that in light of a steep rise in casualties, the US must step up its efforts to help Afghan forces to recruit and train much-needed reinforcements, describing the current rate of losses as unsustainable. “They’re fighting hard, but their losses are not going to be sustainable unless we correct this problem.”

Asked to provide his take on this, Nessar said that while the US “is tired of the war” it cannot leave Afghanistan in full. A complete troop withdrawal would mean acknowledging a military defeat in the war on Taliban, he stated.

“The US cannot win war, it tries to win peace,” Mendkovich commented. Asked if the US could employ a peace deal with Taliban to get out of the war, he suggested a complete troop pullout is unlikely. US air bases and military compounds are “strategic assets” instrumental to “create threats” against neighboring China, Russia and Iran, and the Americans don’t want to lose them.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:54| Comment(0) | 国際・政治