Libya's Haftar Orders Forces to Attack Turkish Ships, Aircraft

Libya's Haftar Orders Forces to Attack Turkish Ships, Aircraft
TEHRAN (FNA)- Libya's strongman Khalifa Haftar ordered his forces to attack Turkish ships and interests in the North African state, his spokesman said on Friday, accusing Ankara of supporting Haftar's rivals in the Libyan conflict.

"Orders have been given to the air force to target Turkish ships and boats in Libyan territorial waters," General Ahmad al-Mesmari stated, according to presstv.

"Turkish strategic sites, companies and projects belonging to the Turkish state (in Libya) are considered legitimate targets by the armed forces," he added.

He also declared that any aircraft arriving from Turkey attempting to land in the capital Tripoli would be treated as hostile. The same would apply to Turkish ships docking at Libyan ports.

The spokesman noted that Haftar's Libyan National Army (LNA) force would attack any Turkish military presence, without elaborating.

Turkey supports Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli which on Wednesday dealt a blow to Eastern forces trying to seize the capital in a three-month campaign.

Turkey has supplied drones and trucks to forces allied to UN-backed Tripoli Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj, while the LNA has received support from the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, according to diplomats.

Haftar’s offensive has upended UN-led plans to stabilize Libya after years of conflict that have left the oil-rich nation divided and caused living standards to plummet.

The conflict risks disrupting oil production, creating a vacuum to be exploited by militants and prompting more migrants to leave for Italy by boat.

Libya has been the scene of fighting between rival groups since the ouster of long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 after a popular revolt and a Western military intervention.

His ouster created a huge power vacuum, leading to chaos and the emergence of numerous militant outfits, including the Daesh terrorist group.
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世界がロシア製対空防衛システム S-400 配備の流れに注目している

地対空ミサイルによるグローバルホークの撃墜は大変なこと 米国軍事力が時代遅れであることを露呈する開演のベルかも

US Spy Drone Downed by Iran's Home-Made Missile Defense System

S-400の導入について、イランはロシアに要請していないと述べていますし、今回ロシアも要請を受けていないと表明しました。ロシアの国家議員Alexander Sherinの発言の時期がはっきりしませんが、彼もイランのこのシステム開発を知らなかった?




ロシアにとってS-400はすでに普及品になりました。量産体制? そうなると米国の軍事覇権はさらに揺らぎます。

Russia Ready to Deliver S-400 to Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia is ready to deliver S-400 air defense systems to Iran, but it has not received a relevant request from Tehran yet, the Russian defense ministry said on Friday.

"We are open for discussions on delivering S-400 Triumph air defense systems, including to Iran. Especially given that this equipment is not subject to restrictions outlined in UN Security Council's resolution, issued on June 20, 2015. We have not received an official request from our partners on this matter yet," a representative of the press service of the Russian Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation stated during the International Military-Technical Forum Army-2019, which is currently being held outside Moscow.

First Deputy Chairman of the Russian Parliament's Lower House Defense Committee Alexander Sherin has recently proposed Iran to buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system amid reports that a US army drone was shot down by an Iran-made air defense shield over Iranian skies.

Speaking in an interview with the Russian-language Ria Novosti in mid-June, Sherin noted the US deployment of Patriot missiles system in the region, and stated, "I imagine that the US measures are nothing but attempts to display their military capabilities and provoke a military tension."

In late-May, Bloomberg reported, citing its sources, that Moscow had refused to sell Tehran its S-400 air defense systems. In the report, Bloomberg claimed Russia had rejected Iran’s request to buy the missile defense systems, “concerned that the sale would stoke more tension” in the Middle East. Rejecting the report, Russia announced it has received no request from Iran.

In late August 2016, Iran released footage of transporting and deploying Russian S-300 missile defense systems. In early March 2017, the Islamic Republic successfully tested the Russian-made S-300 surface-to-air missile defense system. The missile system successfully detected, tracked and intercepted a ballistic missile during the test launch.

Iran has also designed and developed its own version of the S-300 missile shield, named Bavar 373. Iranian commanders have stated that the home-made version of the Russian S-300 missile defense system has become a nightmare for enemies. They noted that Bavar 373 is similar to its original Russian model and traces and intercepts high-altitude targets. The Iranian version has superior features over the original Russian model as it enjoys increased mobility, agility and reduced launch-preparation time.

Tensions around Iran have been rising since President Donald Trump torpedoed the landmark 2015 nuclear deal and re-imposed sweeping sanctions targeting large swathes of Iran’s economy. Recently, Washington raised the stakes in the standoff, sending additional military assets – including a carrier strike group, a bomber task force, and Patriot missiles – to countries bordering Iran. The latest conflict between the US and Iran started after an intruding American spy drone was shot down in Iranian sky last Thursday.

Erdogan: Turkey Won’t Face US Sanctions over Purchase of Russian S-400
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan revealed that his US counterpart Donald Trump told him that Ankara won’t face sanctions over its decision to purchase major missile defense systems from Moscow.

The countries have been at loggerheads over the Moscow-Ankara S-400 deal and the two leaders discussed the issue during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, on Saturday, World News reported.

Erdogan told a press conference after the meeting that Turkey won’t face sanctions due to its purchase of the S-400 systems and it will be permitted to buy F-35 stealth fighter jets from the US, despite the dispute.

Trump told reporters that the S-400 deal is a “problem” for the US but noted that Turkey had been barred from purchasing its Patriot systems during the [Barack] Obama administration. He added that he will visit Turkey “soon” to improve ties with Ankara.

Ahead of the Trump meeting, Erdogan held discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin. During that meeting, the Turkish leader reiterated his commitment to purchasing the Russian missile defense systems despite pressure from the US.

The S-400s are due to arrive in Turkey later this summer.
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Moscow: Remaining JCPOA Signatories to Help Iran Sell Excess Heavy Water, Enriched Uranium

Moscow: Remaining JCPOA Signatories to Help Iran Sell Excess Heavy Water, Enriched Uranium
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian foreign ministry announced that the remaining signatories to the nuclear deal have agreed to help Iran bypass the US sanctions and export its heavy water and low enriched uranium.

"In the context of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the JCPOA’s nuclear aspects, experts from the member nations have been tasked to elaborate practical measures to make it possible for Iran to export low enriched uranium and heavy water in bypassing the US sanctions," the Russia Foreign Ministry said.

The statement added that the remaining signatories to the nuclear agreement - Britain, Germany, France, Russian, China - had stressed the need to support Iran's nuclear activities as part of upholding the JCPOA, specifically in matters related to the production and export of Iran's low enriched uranium and heavy water.

The statement came after the remaining signatories to the nuclear agreement met in Vienna on Friday at a JCPOA Joint Commission meeting in a last-ditch effort to save the nuclear agreement.

Under the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran was committed to export its stockpiles of low enriched uranium exceeding 300 kilograms and heavy water exceeding 130 tons in order to stay within limits agreed to under the JCPOA.

However, almost a year after President Donald Trump abandoned the JCPOA, the US sanctioned Iran's low enriched uranium and heavy water exports.

Iran responded shortly after by suspending its commitments to agreed heavy water and enriched uranium limits, urging remaining signatories to take practical steps to protect the deal, including Iran's right to export the nuclear-related material.

After the Friday's JCPOA joint commission meeting, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi described the event as "a step forward" but explained that the progress was still not "meeting Iran’s expectations".

He said that the Europeans had confirmed that the planned INSTEX trade mechanism is now “operational” and that first transactions are already processed, but added that it was still insufficient because European countries were not buying Iranian oil.

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田舎の精神性にも揺らぎ そうだといいが


孫はかわいいし 生む生まないを決めるのは夫婦だけど
孫はつくらなくてよいし 結婚するかしないか どうでもよいよ



※ 田村吉康 TAMURA Yoshiyasu @FUDEGAMI氏の2018/6/14のツイート
田舎の精神性ってあるよね  (引用終わり)









冒頭に引用した過去記事は意図的にチャレンジングに書いています。わかっている人は笑いながら読んでいるでしょう。わからない人は全く不可解、この人何馬鹿なことを言っている! と思っているはずです。韓国人や中国人と結婚しても全然かまわないなどと書けば、ヘイトが生きがいの人にとって見ればこのキチガイがと吐き捨てられるでしょう。




地対空ミサイルによるグローバルホークの撃墜は大変なこと 米国軍事力が時代遅れであることを露呈する開演のベルかも










若いときは夢を追ったらいい できなけばそれはその時考えればいい


田舎の精神性? 男の子の行動の予測は難しく疲れるもの


別府マラソン大会通訳がアフリカ選手をチンパンジー呼ばわり これも地方の精神性?

これって やはり田舎の精神性ですかね

鹿児島県民も新潟県民もチョロイぜ コロッと騙せるぞ

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フィナンシャルタイムズによるプーチンインタビューは、2019年06月30日 フィナンシャルタイムスのプーチンインタビュー

Liberalism is multifaceted & attractive, but ‘it’s eating itself,’ says Russian president
Though it’s attractive in general, liberalism has overreached on multiple issues, such as immigration, and is now “eating itself,” Vladimir Putin said, just days after he’d suggested that the ideology has failed Western societies.

Liberalism still remains “multifaceted” and there’s no need to be arguing about its overall attractiveness, the Russian president told reporters on Saturday, during a final press conference at the G20 summit in Japan. In the meantime, the philosophy has its own setbacks, he pointed out.

The liberal ideal has started to eat itself

In Putin’s view, liberal approaches to immigration is a real problem. “In some European countries, parents are told that girls should not wear skirts at schools,” he asserted, adding that “people are living in their own country ... why has it come to that?”

His latest remarks summed up what he’d told the Financial Times in a much-talked-about interview this week. Speaking to FT’s Lionel Barber and Henry Foy, he called liberalism “obsolete” and said it has now come into conflict “with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population.”

However, it does not mean that liberal ideals – just like any others – should be outlawed or suppressed, Putin stressed. Even if it appears to have failed, it “has the right to exist and it should even be supported in some domains.”

The President happened to be discussing the FT interview with some of his counterparts at the G20 summit in Osaka.

“Some colleagues, I don’t want to call them by name, talked about this with me,” Putin recalled, saying that, while some leaders were unappreciative of his views, others “supported them in general.”

Putin doesn’t reject liberalism as such, even if he’s critical about aspects of it, the Kremlin spokesman said. He remains “close to the liberal ideal,” but at the same time he opposes it being aggressively instilled on others.

Putin’s questioning of ‘liberalism’ causes existential shock
I imagine a shocked hush descending on newsrooms across the western world; perhaps a disturbance in the woke forcefield had warned them in advance. Vladimir Putin had questioned liberalism.

In an interview with the Financial Times ahead of the G20 meeting in Japan, the Russian President gave his view of : “...the so-called liberal idea, which has outlived its purpose.”

The shock in the headlines was palpable, how could anyone question the dominance of liberalism? Liberals will accept anything (literally, that is the point) but they turn distinctly authoritarian when their beliefs are questioned.

Putin holds the view that the “liberal idea has become obsolete”, which suggests to me that he has not tried to get a job in the mainstream media recently, where not only is it not obsolete, it is a prerequisite for even getting inside the building.

The existential crisis caused by Putin’s dismissal of liberalism was such that, in a wide-ranging interview that took in the potential dangers of a nuclear arms race, war between the US and China, and even the Salisbury poisoning saga, the FT chose to headline it’s scoop with “Putin says liberalism has become obsolete.”

You may have noticed that is the same sentence structure small children use when they run to tell their mother what the big boy next door just said that blew their mind. Don’t believe me? Say this out loud: ‘Mummy, Putin says liberalism has become obsolete!’ You see?

Personally, I am a Liberal myself, there’s very little I can do about it, I hope history is kind to me and my ilk. I am also a drinker, yet whether it’s drinking too much beer or opening the nation’s borders to mass immigration, I’m self-aware enough to wonder whether the long-term consequences might come back to bite me.

So, it’s worth delving into the details of what the Russian president said, beyond the nuance-free soundbites that have been cherry-picked for a wider audience, to see what he actually said.

“As for the liberal idea, its proponents are not doing anything. They say that all is well, that everything is as it should be. But is it?” or “The liberal idea has become obsolete. It has come into conflict with the interests of the overwhelming majority of the population”.

Objectively speaking, if there really is a wave of political populism washing across the western world, then it is probably failures with the liberal consensus that is largely to blame. People do think they’re being let down, and they blame the ideology of liberalism. A lot of people are concerned about the impact immigration has had on their lives, or they are confused about the new rules of gender, or they feel no one is representing them and that the elites are moving ever further away. If Liberals are not able to take all this into account, then electorates will find someone who can.

Later in the interview, Putin said: “Various ideas and various opinions should have a chance to exist … it does not mean that [the liberal idea] must be immediately destroyed. This point of view, this position should also be treated with respect.” Sorry, Mr President, liberals are not in the business of allowing different points of view.

So could an outside view lead to some soul searching, a discussion on whether liberalism has become ideological dogma which doesn’t always work when confronted by reality?

Well, no, Putin is the chosen bogeyman and, because he was the one who said it, Liberals will take that as a sign they must be on the right course. But a view from the outside can be extremely useful, if you’re willing to consider it.

By Simon Rite
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