ずくなしの冷や水

2019年08月11日

米国の偵察ドローンがジャミングで墜落?! ミサイル搭載が判明

FARSNEWS2019/8/11
Iraqi Expert: Crashed US Drone Missioned with Targeting Hashd Al-Shaabi
TEHRAN (FNA)- US aircraft are flying over Iraq's territory to collect intel on popular forces across the country, a senior Iraqi expert said, adding that the drone that crashed this week was on a mission to stage a raid on Hashad al-Shaabi forces.

Kazzem al-Haaj told the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website on Sunday that violation of Iraq's airspace by the US forces is nothing new.

"The US drones have always flown with the aim of collecting intelligence on Hashd al-Shaabi forces and their controlled areas as well as the regions where the terrorists are deployed to give them protection and security," he added.

Al-Haaj also said the US spy flights come as American army troops have widened moves and stretched their presence towards Syria.

An Iraqi source revealed on Saturday that the US spy drone which crashed in Northwestern Baghdad was carrying missiles.

An informed Iraqi source told the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the surveillance drone, which was armed with missiles, crashed in the farms of al-Rezwaniyeh region in Northwestern Baghdad near the Iraqi capital's international airport on Tuesday.

Asked whether it had come under attack, the source ruled it out, saying it likely crashed due to a technical malfunction.

Meantime, the Arabic-language Boratha news website quoted a military expert as saying that the US was forced to confirm reports of its drone crash in Baghdad after two days.

He noted that the Americans' claim that the drone was unharmed contradicts with its malfunction, saying that it strengthens the speculations that it has been attacked by electronic warfare tools which made it lose the return route and crash near Baghdad.

The revelation that the aircraft was armed with missiles has come to grab media attention as there are still outstanding questions unanswered about an air raid on a military base of the Iraqi popular forces last month.

An unmanned drone on July 19 bombed a base operating by Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) in Iraq with sources saying two people were wounded.

“The Al-Shuhada base of the Hashed al-Shaabi in the Amerli region was hit at dawn… by an unidentified drone, wounding two people,” the Iraqi military said in a statement.

The Arabic-language al-Etejah news channel quoted special sources in Nineveh province as saying that before the attack against the Hashd al-Shaabi base in Amerli, a US spy plane conducted reconnaissance operations against the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi army forces in the region.

The source said that the spy plane carried out reconnaissance operations over Sanjar mountain and the Southern areas of the region.



FARSNEWS2019/8/10
Source: Crashed US Drone in Iraq Armed with Missiles
TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iraqi source revealed that the US spy drone which crashed in Northwestern Baghdad was carrying missiles.

An informed Iraqi source told the Arabic-language Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper that the surveillance drone, which was armed with missiles, crashed in the farms of al-Rezwaniyeh region in Northwestern Baghdad near the Iraqi capital's international airport on Tuesday.

Asked whether it had come under attack, the source ruled it out, saying it likely crashed due to a technical malfunction.

Meantime, the Arabic-language Boratha news website quoted a military expert as saying that the US was forced to confirm reports of its drone crash in Baghdad after two days.

He noted that the Americans' claim that the drone was unharmed contradicts with its malfunction, saying that it strengthens the speculations that it has been attacked by electronic warfare tools which made it lose the return route and crash near Baghdad.

The revelation that the aircraft was armed with missiles has come to grab media attention as there are still outstanding questions unanswered about an air raid on a military base of the Iraqi popular forces last month.

An unmanned drone on July 19 bombed a base operating by Hashd al-Shaabi (Iraqi popular forces) in Iraq with sources saying two people were wounded.

“The Al-Shuhada base of the Hashed al-Shaabi in the Amerli region was hit at dawn… by an unidentified drone, wounding two people,” the Iraqi military said in a statement.

The Arabic-language al-Etejah news channel quoted special sources in Nineveh province as saying that before the attack against the Hashd al-Shaabi base in Amerli, a US spy plane conducted reconnaissance operations against the Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraqi army forces in the region.

The source said that the spy plane carried out reconnaissance operations over Sanjar mountain and the Southern areas of the region.

FARSNEWS2019/8/9
US Surveillance Drone Crashes in Iraq
TEHRAN (FNA)- An American surveillance drone crashed Northwest of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, according to a report.

Burath news agency cited informed sources on Friday saying that the drone, registered under the number "52187", had probably crashed due to hacking or electronic jamming from an "unknown source".

The report added that the aircraft, which had fallen in a farming area, appeared undamaged, and Iraqi authorities later transported the drone to an unspecified location.

The report comes nearly a month after Iraqi sources stated that "unidentified drones" had attacked a base belonging to Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMU) in Salahudin Province, killing one PMU member and injuring another four. Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi later ordered an investigation into the incident.

Later, Al-Ahd news website cited informed security sources saying that the Hashd al-Shaabi positions were targeted by three Israeli Harop missiles fired from Israeli F-16 aircraft which had infiltrated the southeastern province of Anbar. Western diplomats speaking to the Saudi-owned Asharq al-Awsat daily also confirmed the Israeli attack but attributed the assault to an Israeli F-35.

The attack on the Hashd al-Sha’abi base comes as the United States has sought to pressure Baghdad against the PMU. Also, Israeli military authorities had previously threatened to attack the anti-terrorist force.

The PMU, also known as Hashd al-Shaabi, formed and joined forces with the Iraqi military in 2014 after the Daesh Takfiri terror group launched a campaign of bloodshed and destruction against the nation.

Washington, along with Tel Aviv, have often labeled Iraqi units operating under the PMU organization as being "Iran-led terrorists groups". Iraqis have, nonetheless, sharply rejected the hostile stance against Hashd al-Sha’abi forces, describing it as a violation of the Arab country’s sovereignty.

Both the United States and Israel have for long been seeking to counter the emergence of a united front of forces, usually known as the "Resistance Axis", in the region.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:26| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

この話怖いです

読者のお一人から、次の情報が寄せられています。

最近、四ヵ月間に癌が判明した親族、知人がなんと四名もいることを知りました。

内訳は以下の通り。

@叔父(70代前半):東京都在住。食道癌末期。

A知人の孫(生後半年):東京都在住。胆嚢癌で手術。

B知人の娘(20代前半):この3月に東京の大学を卒業。癌の詳細は不明。現在、地方の大学病院で入院治療中。

C知人(70代後半):千葉県在住。食道癌で急逝。

知人や親せきなどの中からこれだけまとめて、新たな癌患者の話を聞いたのは今回が初めてだそうです。

「みんな、いずれは癌で死ぬんだよ」と皆さん納得できるんですかね…? とその読者は疑問を投げかけておられます。

そして、そんな説明は「詭弁だ!」(言いくるめの議論)としか思えない。「放射能汚染そのものより、生気を、健全な感情の表現そのものを失ったこの日本社会の空気そのものが、何よりも恐怖だと感じる」と述べておられます。

管理人も上の闘病中の方の年齢を見て戦慄を覚えました。生後半年や20代前半・・・。

そんなに若い方が発症しているんですね。私もあと何年かで食道癌で急逝?!

簡単死因分類がついた死亡者数の統計、2019/3の全国人口動態概数が出ていますが、総数では前年1〜3期より減っています。ですががんで亡くなる方は増えています。

治療中の方は確実に増えている。とてもつらい情報です。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:06| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

軍隊を引き揚げるなら核兵器を自国に持ち帰れ ドイツ議員

RT2019/8/11
‘If you go home, take your nukes with you!’ Top German MP taunts US threat of troop withdrawal
The US must take its nukes off German soil if it is serious about relocating troops to Poland, a top opposition MP said in a tongue-in-cheek response to a veiled ultimatum from the American envoy.

German lawmakers have reacted to threats made by the US envoy to Berlin, Richard Grenell, saying that Berlin may use the ultimatum as an opportunity to push for the withdrawal of all American assets from Germany.

“The US ambassador is right: US taxpayers should not have to pay for US troops in Germany,” Bartsch said, according to the Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung. He also suggested that any potential troop withdrawal should be total and complete. “If the Americans pull out their soldiers, they also have to pull out their nuclear weapons,” he insisted.

And of course, these must be brought back home and not to Poland because it would provoke a further escalation in our ties with Russia, which doesn’t serve European and German interests.

The spat began earlier this week when Grenell demanded that Germany increase its defense spending, arguing that it was “really insulting to expect the US taxpayer to keep paying for over 50,000 Americans” stationed in the European country.

The complaint was followed by a suggestion from the US envoy in Warsaw, who advocated for US troops to relocate to Poland – an ally which, unlike Germany, “spends two percent of its GDP on NATO.”

Other lawmakers were also unappreciative of Grenell’s ultimatum. Thomas Hitschler, a member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), described the ambassador’s remarks as “highly problematic” and “indecent.” He added that Grenell’s criticisms of Germany’s financial contribution towards NATO do not correspond with reality.

Hitschler described how Pentagon officials had praised Berlin’s defense commitments during a recent visit he’d made to Washington.

The secretary-general of the SPD, Lars Klingbeil, went one step further, accusing Grenell of trying to bully Berlin. “We will not be blackmailed by the Americans,” he told the Augsburger Allgemeine.

Germany has been at odds with its longtime strategic ally for quite some time, having been reluctant to involve itself in Washington’s most recent military adventures. Berlin has refused to join US- and UK-led naval patrols in the Persian Gulf, after Iran seized a British-flagged tanker in retaliation for its own oil carrier being captured by the UK near Gibraltar.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:34| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

スマホ パソコンの選び方

2019/8/10、久しぶりに徘徊に出て、帰宅後ファーウエイのスマホから画像を取り出そうとしたら、画像を記憶させてあるSDドライブが開きません。

おかしいないつもケーブルをつなげば一発で開くのに。少し調べ、ソフトのインストールなどをやろうとしましたが、ファーウエイのサイトで調べたらやはりケーブル接続で開くと書いてあります。

ケーブルを取り替えたら一発で開きました。

昨年秋、徘徊中に私より少し年配の方に会ってスマホの画像が取り出せないで困っていると聞きましたので、スマホのファイルの在りかを開くのは結構難しいらしいという先入観があったのですが、その後私は簡単に開けていました。アイフォンでも簡単に開けています。

皆さん、どうされていますか?

スマホを有線でネット接続する方法を紹介したら、私の使っているファーウエイのスマホでないと動かない例がありました。

どうやら同じアンドロイドでも、メーカーが違うとスマホの中に記録された画像などのファイルを取り出したり、USB機器で応用動作をやることが厄介、あるいはできないということがあるようです。

ファーウエイのスマは安いものから高いものまでありますし、安いもの(私のバラマキスマホが安いものの典型ですが)でも個々の機能は高価なものとそれほど違わないようです。

ファーウエイの独自OSが搭載されたスマートフォンが発売されたら、機能を調べてみたいと思いますが、今私の予想では、スマートフォンを買い替えるなら、ファーウエイの独自OS搭載のものが最有力候補となりそうに思います。

そして、それはSIMフリーのものであることが前提で、別途格安SIMを契約してそのスマートフォンにセットして使うのが、経済的にも有利ということになろうかと思っています。

キャリアーからスマホ本体を買う必要はありません。機種を決めて安いところから買えばよいのです。中古スマホはSIMフリーかどうかどうもよくわからないものがあったりしますが、新品ならSIMフリーと書いてあれば間違いありません。

格安SIMは、Docomo回線を使っているものにします。読者からうかがっていますが、他のキャリアーが安いような印象を受けてそこからスマホ本体を買ったら、それをSIMフリーにしてもらおうとしたらその店舗で売ったものしかSIMフリーにできないと言われたと聞いています。お客の引き留め策なのでしょうが、そういうところとは契約しないことです。

管理人が使っている、ゼロSIMの音声通話付き、ロケットモバイル、DMMモバイル(楽天傘下に入ったらしいですが)はいずれも支障なく使えています。もちろん契約プランがデータ通信量を絞ったものですから通信容量の制約はありますが。

ついでに、パソコン買い替えをお考えなら、Lenovoを軸として検討したほうが良いです。管理人はLenovoのデスクトップが2台目ですが、あまり故障しません。5年使ったものは電源がおかしくなってCPUファンとともに交換しましたが、交換部品の入手が容易です。

電源ユニットは秋葉原で、CPUファンはEbayで品番を確かめて買いました。年に数回緩い仕事に使うほか、また原発事故が起きた時には、これを動員する予定です。

身内にパソコンのヘビーユーザーがいますが、日本製は買っていないはず。高度なパソコンを買うならLenovoか他の海外メーカー2社くらいしか選択肢がないはずです。もうパソコンの世界標準はLenovoになっているんではないでしょうか。

ご自分のパソコンの使い方に合わせてスペックを選びます。私の常用パソコンは、普及型ですがメモリーを8GBにしてあります。ヘビーユーザーは、core i7 でメモリー16GB、多ければ32GBなどというものを普通に使っています。

前にドンキの2万円パソコンを紹介したことがありますが、ネットの閲覧とメール程度ならそれで充分です。

管理人は、SPM分析の際にメモリーを限度いっぱいまで使う程度でした。過大なスペックのものを買う必要はありません。

これまでに管理人が試験して実用可能と判断した最も安上がりのシステムを書いておきます。固定インターネット回線がない場合で、体に悪影響があるとされるWifiは使わない前提です。携帯電波を使いますのでそその受信機を家の隅に置いてケーブルでつなぐプランになっています。

ロケットモバイルの格安SIM 神プラン(データ通信のみ)
 初期費用 契約料など約3,600円
 月額費用 298円+消費税
ファーウエイの据え置き型ルーター(Wifiは使用しない)
 初期費用 中古品なら6千円程度
スマホもつなぐ場合 有線ルーター、最安のバッファロー製品を使用
 初期費用 1,700円程度 
LANケーブル 所要の長さのもの
 初期費用 1,000円程度 
ミニパソコン Windowsプリインストール済みのもの。インターフェースが多くLANケーブルの接続できるもの 管理人の場合、中古で1万円以下で購入 
 初期費用 新品で2万円程度(Lenovo製品だと4万円以上)
モニター 中古
 初期費用 3,000円程度から 新品でも1万円程度からある。
キーボード、マウス
 初期費用 3,000円程度 
スマホもつなぐ場合 USB有線LANアダプター
 初期費用 200円〜1,700円程度 

合計
 初期費用 36,600円程度
スマホもつなぐ場合 
 初期費用 39,000円程度 

 月額費用 298円+消費税、電気代

ドンキのパソコンを使う場合、
ミニパソコン インターフェースが多くLANケーブルの接続できるもの 管理人の場合、中古で1万円以下で購入 
 初期費用 新品で2万円程度
モニター 中古
 初期費用 3,000円程度から 新品でも1万円程度からある。
キーボード、マウス
 初期費用 3,000円程度 
の部分がドンキのパソコンに置き換わる。少し安くなるか。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:55| Comment(0) | デジタル・インターネット

木木と知り合う エンジュ

エンジュは、街路樹でよく見かける。春に花がついて、花びらが白く散り敷いていることもある。

豆科なのだそうだが、葉もそんな形だし、種子は豆の形だ。次は2010/8中旬撮影。





エンジュは、中国では高貴な木とされ、宮廷の庭に植えられたのだそうだ。





枝に刺のあるハリエンジュは、もちろんえんじゅの仲間。どちらも、葉が豆の葉を思わせる。



5月の陽光に映えるハリエンジュの白い花は、やはり初夏を思わせるまぶしさだ。次は、2011/5/8撮影。



葛西臨海公園のハリエンジュ。2011/5/14。



ところがややこしいことに、ハリエンジュは、ニセアカシアとも呼ばれ、アカシアの仲間と間違える。

日本で見られるアカシアには、ギンヨウアカシアやフサアカシアがあり、後者はミモザと呼ばれる。アラビアゴムの木もアカシアの一種。アカシアは、ネムノキ科に属するとの分類もあるから、ねむの木の葉をイメージすればいい。

なんでニセアカシアなどという名がついたのだろう。

ニセアカシアの樹皮は毒を持ち、これを食べた馬の中毒事例がある。花房を料理して食べる例もあるようだが、避けたほうが良いだろう。

イヌエンジュというものもあり、花がマロニエのような形をしている。次は2011/8/15撮影。花の季節も他のエンジュとは違う。



赤紫の花をつけるニセアカシア、カスケードルージュ。谷津バラ園の中にある。2013/5/12撮影。



エンジュには花の黄色みが強いものもあります。キングサリには及ばないが、花が多ければそれなりにきれいなのでは?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:09| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

幹生花



幹に花がつくものを言うらしいですが、日本ではあまり見ませんね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:14| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

アジサイ

2012/7/8撮影



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:04| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

木々と知り合う カミヤツデ

泉自然公園にて


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:00| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

ユークリフィア

日本にありますか? 管理人はまだ見たことがないです。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:52| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

木々と知り合う キングサリ

エンジュの仲間だろうが、3出複葉だ。花は黄色で目立つ。2011/5/18撮影。



ヨーロッパ中南部原産でゴールデンチェーンとも呼ばれる。キバナフジ,キンレンカ。



2011/6/26、民家の庭先で撮影。2階のベランダに届く大きな木だ。花期には美しかっただろう。
明年、見に行ってみよう。










https://twitter.com/aNorthernGarden/status/1131587521614352386

次はパラグアイの方のツイートに付されていた動画のキャプチャー。キングサリでしょう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:46| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う

エプスタインの命危うし? 有力者と親しかったために そして自殺

SPUTNIK2019/8/10
Accused Child Sex Trafficker Jeffrey Epstein Reportedly Commits Suicide
The report of Jeffrey Epstein's suicide comes a few weeks after speculation that the US financier was found injured and unresponsive on the floor of his prison cell in Manhattan. At the time, multiple media outlets suggested that he might have attempted to kill himself.

American billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was arrested last month on sex trafficking charges, committed suicide Friday night in his jail cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Lower Manhattan, ABC News reported, citing law enforcement officials.

The exact timing was not immediately clear, but law enforcement sources told ABC News that Epstein had hanged himself.

His death comes less than three weeks after multiple media outlets reported that he was found unconsious in his cell, with marks on his neck that were apparently self-inflicted. At the time, multiple news websites and newspapers assumed that the financier tried to kill himself. Following the 23 July incident, he had been put on suicide watch.

The 66-year-old financier was set to stand trial next year over multiple allegations of child sex trafficking and sexually assaulting over 30 underage girls. Epstein, who was arrested on 6 July, had pleaded not guilty to charges of sex trafficking involving dozens of minor girls in his New York mansion and Florida estate, from at least 2002 to 2005. He faced up to 45 years in prison if convicted.

The charges were announced more than a decade after Epstein served 13 months in jail on prostitution-related charges involving underage girls.

SPUTNIK2019/7/30
Jeffrey Epstein’s Life May Be in Danger Due to ‘Powerful Friends’ – Attorney
While child molesters are not known to last long in prisons all around the world, Jeffrey Epstein is fortunate enough to also have powerful ‘ex’ friends who would like to keep his mouth shut, claims an attorney who fought against Epstein in court a decade ago.

Jeffrey Epstein may not live to see his own trial if he is released on bail – or even if he’s put into the general section of a prison, says Spencer Kuvin, an attorney who represented Epstein’s victims over a decade ago.

Kuvin says that recent reports of Epstein sustaining injuries in prison are wrongly classified as attempted suicide and look more like attempted assassination, according to The Sun.

“I do question whether it was a true suicide attempt. I mean how do you choke yourself? It doesn't make any sense,” said Kuvin, referring to undisclosed neck injuries Epstein sustained, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. “There are reports someone came after him but that could just be because he's a pedophile. Those types of individuals don't last long in prison.”

The Daily Mail report notes that it is unclear how Kuvin came to the conclusion that Epstein’s injuries were strangulation marks, as the Bureau never published details of the incident; Kuvin also did not elaborate on how an alleged assassin could have reached Epstein in his cell in the high-security sector of the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

The attorney hinted, however, that Epstein has “powerful friends,” who are likely not enthusiastic about the convicted sex-offender speaking their names on trial. Ironically, Epstein has ties to both current US President Donald Trump and former US President Bill Clinton.

“If he goes on trial, everyone he’s been in contact with will ultimately be fair game,” Kuvin said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that no jail will protect you when there’s powerful people that want to reach you. If he’s going to implicate anyone in power that has the ability to reach in and somehow get to him - his life is definitely in jeopardy.”

Kuvin suggested that the Metropolitan would do well to “seal” Epstein in high-security solitary confinement – which, according to The Daily Mail, is exactly what has been done.

Initially put into solitary confinement, Epstein was later transferred into the prison’s general population and almost immediately received death threats, forcing prison authorities to relocate him back to the high-security section.

Two weeks ago, Epstein asked for house arrest, but his bid was denied by a judge after the former financier was shown to be a flight risk. That ruling was appealed last week.

“It’ll be interesting to see whether or not Mr Epstein attempts again to get out on bail and if he does whether he survives between now and the date of his trial,” Kuvin commented, according to the Mail.



ビル・クリントンと1973年生まれのモニカ・ルインスキー 元ホワイトハウス実習生との性的関係の背景には、いろいろなことがある。



2019/8/10、エプスタインが収容施設(刑務所)?の独房で自殺したと。

FOXnews2019/8/10
Jeffrey Epstein's alleged sex trafficking victim named Bill Richardson, George Mitchell in newly released documents
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

福島で新しい血液型

株吉@cischaba氏の2019/8/10のツイート
はじまったな
福島で人類にこれまでなかった血液型(KANNO)が発見される。

福島民報2019/08/06 09:35
新ヒト血液型「KANNO」 福島医大の大戸教授ら発見
 福島医大総括副学長の大戸斉(ひとし)教授らの共同研究チームが発見した新たなヒト血液型「KANNO(カノ)」が五日までに国際輸血学会の血液型命名委員会に認定された。日本の研究グループが血液型を特定し、国際認定を受けるのは初めて。

 福島医大、国立国際医療研究センターなどが五日、発表した。KANNOは三十七種類目の血液型となる。

 研究には大戸教授や国立国際医療研究センター・ゲノム医科学プロジェクトの徳永勝士プロジェクト長らが参加した。KANNOが表れる要因には脳に多く存在し、クロイツフェルト・ヤコブ病などを引き起こすプリオンタンパク質の変異が影響しているという。

 血液型には一般的に知られるABOやRh以外にも多くの型が存在し、三十六種類が国際輸血学会に登録されている。研究チームは一九九一(平成三)年に福島医大付属病院で採った血液が新たな血液型である可能性があるとみて研究を開始。以降、国内で報告された同様の性質を持つ血液十数例とともに先端的なゲノム解析技術で分析し、新たなタイプと突き止めた。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:39| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

エプスタインの死に疑問噴出

エプスタインの自殺、口封じでそうなるだろうとみていましたが、早かったです。当局はグルですね。米国はこういうウソがまかり通る国。

RT2019/8/10
Suicide (non-)watch: What we know about Jeffrey Epstein’s death...and what we don’t
The apparent suicide of convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein immediately spawned allegations of prison negligence and even murder – and no wonder, given the confusing, scarce data available. Here’s what we know.

It’s been confirmed that Epstein was found dead in his cell in the special housing unit of New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on Saturday morning at around 6:30am EST.

‘Apparent suicide’

Lifesaving measures were “initiated immediately by responding staff,” and Epstein was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the Bureau of Prisons said on Saturday. The Bureau called his death an “apparent suicide,” althought an investigation has yet to determine this conclusively.

A number of officials told media outlets that Epstein had hanged himself in his cell, but no one, at the time of writing, has confirmed this publicly.

An FBI investigation has also been opened, and Attorney General William Barr later announced a Justice Department probe into Epstein’s death, which he also called an “apparent suicide.”

The 66-year-old, a convicted pedophile, had been held at the New York prison since his arrest last month on child sex trafficking and conspiracy charges. He pled not guilty to the charges, which carried a penalty of up to 45 years in prison.
Was he on suicide watch?

At the time of his death, Epstein was rumored to have been on suicide watch. According to Bureau of Prisons policy, inmates on suicide watch are to be kept under “direct, continuous observation,” in a room that allows “unobstructed vision of the inmate at all times.”

Epstein was supposedly kept under this supervision after he was found semi-conscious on the floor of his cell two weeks ago, with marks on his neck. Speculation in the media immediately turned to how a man on suicide watch could have possibly killed himself. According to BOP policy, in addition to the constant monitoring, a suicidal inmate’s cell “may not have fixtures or architectural features” that would enable self-harm, such as hooks or bunks that could be used to tie a rope around.

However, one source told Reuters that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch some time since his first apparent attempt on his own life. Photos published by the New York Post lend some credence to this report, as they show Epstein’s body being wheeled into hospital on a gurney, clad in the standard-issue prison jumpsuit, instead of the paper dress or ‘suicide smock’ usually given to these inmates.



Camera malfunction?!

Regardless, inmates at MCC are said to be checked-in-on every 30 minutes throughout the night. When guards are away on their patrols, video surveillance usually picks up the slack. However, BOP policy does not mandate video surveillance of either suicide watch or regular cells.

According to a report by a former Al Qaeda prisoner, however, MCC staff monitor high-security cells with two video cameras, one above the shower and another above the toilet or bed. Epstein had been kept in this same extra-security area of the prison, a New York Times source said.

Additionally, a BOP audit last year found that cameras are “placed strategically throughout the institution,” and are “sufficient” to ensure the safety of inmates and staff.

Rumors circulated on Saturday that the cameras supposedly monitoring Epstein had mysteriously “malfunctioned” at the time of his death, adding fuel to the theories of foul play already circulating. However, these rumors can be traced back to an unsubstantiated tweet by right wing commenter Michael Coudrey, which was picked up and spread by a suspicious public.

Though it may still emerge that there was a “camera malfunction” overnight, that claim has not yet been verified.
What happens next?

Pending further investigation, rumors will likely continue to circulate. Epstein’s death came at a suspicious time, occurring just one day after court documents were unsealed alleging that Epstein had procured young girls for some of the world’s most powerful and wealthiest men, including British prince Andrew, billionaire investor Glenn Dubin, former governor of New Mexico Bill Richardson, and a number of other unnamed foreign political and business figures.

As Epstein was the only defendant in the case against him, the trail now goes cold.

However, in a court filing last month, the government said it was pursuing an "ongoing investigation of uncharged individuals" connected to Epstein, and US Attorney Geoffrey Berman confirmed on Saturday that the investigation will continue despite Epstein’s death.

RT2019/8/10
Jeffrey Epstein takes his own life in his prison cell

2019年08月10日
エプスタインの命危うし? 有力者と親しかったために 自殺
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:08| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年08月10日

Yemen: UAE-Backed Forces' Commander Defects to Ansarullah

イエメンでは、サウジ傘下の戦闘員どうしで、あるいはUAE傘下の戦闘員との間で戦闘が始まるなど混迷を深めています。よくわかりません。

FARSNEWS2019/8/10
Clashes Between UAE, Saudi Militants Intensify in Yemen's Aden
TEHRAN (FNA)- UAE-backed Southern separatists and Saudi-led militia engaged in fresh fighting in Yemen’s Southern port city of Aden amid a growing rift within the Riyadh-led coalition in its war on the impoverished Arab country.

Aden residents announced the clashes resumed Saturday dawn between the Southern separatists and Saudi-backed militants loyal to ex-Yemeni president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, presstv reported.

The battles, they added, centered on the all-but empty presidential palace and in a neighborhood, where self-proclaimed interior minister Ahmed al-Mayssari lives.

The minister, however, had left his home during a lull in fighting the previous night, unnamed sources told Reuters.

Saturday's fighting marked a fourth straight day of militant infighting in Aden, a gateway for commercial and aid supplies.

At least eight civilians were killed during Friday's confrontation, according to medical sources.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), a humanitarian NGO, warned that civilians have been trapped in their homes with dwindling food and water supplies.

"There has been heavy, continuous shelling. We’re still hearing clashes in my neighborhood,” said Amgad, an NRC staff member, stating, “There is no way to get out of the city. Roads are closed and it is not safe. People are scared. We hope this will end soon.”

Also on Saturday, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres voiced concerns about the violent Aden clashes.

In a statement, he urged rival parties to cease hostilities and "engage in an inclusive dialogue to resolve their differences and address the legitimate concerns of all Yemenis".

The Aden clashes broke out on Wednesday after Southern separatists accused a political party allied to Hadi of complicity in last week’s retaliatory missile attack by Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement on a military parade.

The militant infighting in Aden has exposed splits in the Saudi-led coalition.

Both the UAE-sponsored separatists and the Saudi-backed pro-Hadi militants serve the Riyadh-led coalition, and have been engaged, since 2015, in a bloody military campaign against Yemen aimed at reinstating Hadi.

The former president resigned in 2014 and later fled to the Saudi capital.

Ties between the two sides have soured over a number of issues, including what the Yemenis view as Abu Dhabi’s intention to occupy Yemen’s strategic Socotra Island and gain dominance over the major waterways in the region.

Last month, the UAE announced a surprise plan to withdraw part its troops from Yemen, largely because Abu Dhabi believes the war appears to have become “unwinnable”, according to US reports.



FARSNEWS2019/8/9
Yemen: UAE-Backed Forces' Commander Defects to Ansarullah
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the 4th Republican Guard Brigade, a UAE-backed military group in Yemen, abandoned the forces commanded by Abu Dhabi as clashes intensify among the UAE and Saudi-backed groups in Aden.

Major Qassem Ahmad al-Khezri, the Commander of Logistical Forces of the 4th Republican Guard Brigade of Yemen affiliated to Tareq Saleh forces and supported by Saudi-Emirati coalition, defected the Saudi-Emirati side and joined the Yemeni army and Ansarullah popular forces.

Al-Khezri told alkhabaralyemeni news outlet very early on Friday that the UAE-backed forces are now divided as they have found themselves just abiding by Abu Dhabi’s orders which are against the national interests of their country.

He added that Yemeni forces are considered as weapons and fuel for the “aggressing coalition” which is after annihilation of the Yemenis and is supporting armed groups which are fighting against each other.

According to Spokesman for Yemeni Armed Forces Brigadier General Yahya Saree, division among Yemeni forces backed by the Saudi-Emirati coalition is gaping and around 2,000 forces have abandoned the Saudi side in the past couple of weeks.

Amid a widening rift in the Riyadh-led military coalition waging war on Yemen, new reports are recounting that the port city of Aden − which bases the ex-government of the war ravaged country − has been rocked by deadly clashes between the UAE-backed separatists and Saudi-backed militants.

According to reports, the infighting broke out Wednesday after the Southern separatists attended a funeral for dozens of fellows, including a senior militant commander, who were killed in last week’s retaliatory missile attack by Yemen’s Ansarullah movement on a military parade.

Both the UAE-backed separatists and the militants loyal to the former Saudi-allied Yemeni government serve the Riyadh-led coalition, which has been engaged, since 2015, in a bloody military campaign against Yemen aimed at reinstating ex-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who resigned in 2014 and later fled to the Saudi capital.

During the funeral, the mourners chanted slogans against the self-proclaimed Hadi administration and exchanged gunfire with the guards at the presidential palace in Aden − where Hadi was supposed to be based but which remains largely empty as the ex-president lives in Riyadh.

The two sides pursue different agendas for Yemen’s future; the separatists want independence from Yemen, while the other militants seek to bring Hadi back to power, but the two camps have joined forces in the Saudi-led battle against Yemen’s Houthi movement, which has been both running state affairs and defending the country against the aggression.

Local officials and Aden residents told Reuters that Wednesday’s violence had left three people dead and nine others injured.

Hani Ali Brik, vice president of the separatist so-called Southern Transitional Council (STC), called for a march on Hadi’s palace to oust his administration.

“The people of the south are all on the street. This is a movement by the people that cannot be stopped, except with the government’s downfall,” noted mourner Abdelhakim Tabaza.

Presidential guard Brigadier General Sanad al-Rahwa told al-Masdar Online news website that his forces had clashed with armed groups, who were trying to storm the presidential palace and the central bank.

Ties between the pro-Hadi side and the UAE-sponsored militants have grown increasingly tense over a number of issues, including what the Yemenis view as Abu Dhabi’s intention to occupy Yemen’s strategic Socotra Island and gain dominance over the major waterways in the region.

The latest clashes erupted weeks after the UAE − a key party to the Saudi-led coalition − announced a surprise plan to withdraw its troops from Yemen in a major blow to its coalition allies.

It is not the first time such clashes break out between rival militants in Aden. In January, the UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatists took control of the two city after days of frighting and confined the Hadi administration to the presidential palace.

On Sunday, Abdul-Khaleq Abdullah, former aide to Emirati Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Zayed, said in a tweet that the war against Yemen is over for Abu Dhabi.

Abdullah asserted that the UAE involvement in the Saudi-led war against Yemen is over and it will be soon announced officially.

“The UAE, from now on, will put all its political and diplomatic weight behind resolving the crisis and establishing peace for the people of Yemen,” the senior Emirati figure underlined in his post.

In response to Abdullah’s tweet, Ania El Afandi, an Algerian journalist, posted a tweet asking the Emirati figure why the UAE did not put its political weight, from the very outset, behind efforts for materializing peace.

Then the Arab journalist questioned the game-over rhetoric of Abdullah, asking, “War should come to an end officially, are your words addressing Saudi Arabia?”

“Thirdly, will the blockade against Qatar be lifted if issues with Iran are solved?” she concluded.

The UAE seems to have started a U-turn in its regional polices after Iran's tough warnings to Abu Dhabi about the dire consequences of the UAE’s destructive polices in the region.

The UAE was seriously criticized by Iran and warned of consequences after a US spy drone took off from an Emirati airport and intruded into Iran’s airspace on June 20. The Iranian air defense units shot down the American spy drone and lodged a complaint with the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

Also on Saturday, a senior member of the Southern Transitional Council (STC) of Yemen, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Arabi21 news outlet that Senior Emirati officials have reassured Tehran that they will start a major shift in policy in Yemen's Southern provinces and launch intelligence cooperation with Ansarullah Movement.

The UAE has recently reached an agreement with Iran and within the framework of the agreement has promised Tehran that it will shift the state of political affairs in the Southern provinces of Yemen, the STC source added.

He added that the military and political heads of the STC, which is backed by Abu Dhabi, are among those who will be targeted by the new revisionist polices of the UAE in accordance with the agreement with Tehran.

According to the same source, now disagreements and rivalries have intensified among different fractions within the council, specially between the party of ‎Aidarus al-Zoubaidi, who chairs the council, and the party of Ahmed Hamed Lamlas, the secretary general of the STC.

"One of the articles of the comprehensive agreement reached between Tehran and Abu Dhabi entails the UAE's intelligence cooperation and coordination with Ansarullah Movement," the source claimed.

On Tuesday, a maritime security delegation from the UAE arrived in Tehran to resume bilateral coast guard meetings between Iran and the Arab country after a 6-year hiatus, in a bid to increase joint efforts on enhancing maritime security in the Persian Gulf region.

The seven-member delegation from the UAE coast guard was headed by UAE Coast Guard Commander Brigadier General Mohammed Ali Musleh Al-Ahbabi who later signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Commander of Iran's Border Police Brigadier General Qassem Rezayee.

Saudi Arabia and its allies, including the United Arab Emirates, Morocco, and Sudan, launched a brutal war against Yemen in March 2015 in an attempt to reinstall Yemen’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.

The aggression initially consisted of a bombing campaign but was later coupled with a naval blockade and the deployment of ground forces to Yemen. Around 20,000 people have died since the war began, says Yemen’s Health Ministry.

The Saudi-led war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The United Nations (UN) has said that a record 22.2 million Yemenis are in dire need of food, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.

According to several reports, the Saudi-led air campaign against Yemen has driven the impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, as Saudi Arabia's deadly campaign prevented the patients from travelling abroad for treatment and blocked the entry of medicine into the war-torn country.




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:10| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ずくなしさんは女の子がいないから・・・

ある方に、ずくなしさんは女の子がいないから(若い女性のことを知らない)と言われました。

はぁ、そうかもです。

その方は女性ですし、女の子供さんもお持ちです。

私が若い女性を過大評価している? 
「本当はそんなものじゃない、扱いにくい、厄介な生き物ですよ」とおっしゃりたかったのかもしれません。今は、そんな気がしています。

というのは、管理人はブログをやるまで若い女性とやり取りすることはありませんでした。話をすることもありませんでした。まあ、ブログの女性読者の一部といろいろなやり取りがあり、こんなものかなぁと最近は感じています。

息子の配偶者は外国人ですから、言葉の壁で込み入った意見のやり取りはできません。おそらく次もそうなるでしょうというか、そうなることを願っています。

身内の者の動きや私が海外の情報を追う中で、海外の若い女性のほうが社会的な活躍度合いが高いように感じます。米国のように戦争屋の手先となって国連や国務省でウソを述べたり、拷問施設で実績を上げたりするような活躍ぶりは、その是非は別として。

福島第一原発事故後、東京から関西に避難したという女子高校生からコメントをもらったことがあります。最初は自身の被ばく度合いに関する照会でしたが、その後大学進学について意見を聞かれることがありました。

良い会社に入るためには東京の大学を出たほうが良いと思っているとのことでした。3年で東京の汚染が被ばくリスクが消えると思いますか? と感じると同時に、良い会社ですって! と驚きました。昔ながらのキャリアパスの考えが全く抜けていません。そんな時代じゃないでしょう、東京へ帰ることよりもっと世界を視野に入れて将来を考えるべきでは? と答えた記憶があります。東京から避難できたのに・・・。

「良い会社」が一概に悪いということではありません。良い会社とされるところもブラックなところが多くなっています。過労死させられるような会社にあえてチャレンジしますか?

会社勤めは、周りの人から学び、仕事を通じて専門的知識や常識を身に着けることができますので、お勧めできます。

ですが、日本最大の生命保険会社に勤務時、ある支店でいじめにあい性格が変わり、常軌を逸する行動をするようになった人や、日本の最大のメディアに勤めているうちにうつ病になり、転職後、親との交信もなくなった人など、気の毒な例も見聞きします。商社に勤めているような女性は優秀なのでしょうが、あまりフレンドリーな感じはしない人もいます。

大きな会社、給与の高い会社が良い会社ではありません。今は就職先の選定はとても難しいのです。

どの会社でも、職業面でも、人間性でも尊敬できる人が多いなどということは、今の日本では期待しないほうが良いでしょう。そういう人はもちろんいますが。

変わった若い女性、困った女性は、職場生活の中で生み出されることもありますが、概して言えば、そういう職業経験のない方のほうが社会常識などに欠けるという面がありそうです。

それともう一つの大きな要因は、親です。親からどんな薫陶を受けたかが、困難な場にぶちあたった時にそこから抜ける知恵が出るかどうかを左右するように思います。

「6年生の息子バイトに、バンドに、実習にと毎日忙殺されている。ある夜ポツリと
「俺、自殺するかも〜」
「そりゃ、勿体無い!命が一番。医者辞めたらいいよ。君はラーメン屋でも カレー屋でもやっていける。全然心配ない」と太鼓判。
「辞めてもいいの」と明るく驚いていました。これで一安心。モチ、本心です。


こんな親はできすぎなのです。そんなに数はいません。そうでない親が99.9%。

20年、25年と一緒に暮らした親の影響は、今さらどうすることもできません。持って生まれた素質も似ています。ですが、親の作った枠が自分の生きる上での桎梏になっていると気づいたら、そこからまず抜け出ましょう。そうしないと次に子供を持ったとき同じことをしてしまいます。

今、女のお子さんをお持ちの方は、男の子を持っている方以上に大変なのではないでしょうか。容貌が良く、ナイスバディだから食べていける? 風俗で働かせるつもりですか?

これからは子持ちの専業主婦というステータスがなかなか手に入りにくくなるのです。結婚まで漕ぎつけたとしても、子供に恵まれない人が増えます。子供ができないことが離婚理由にはならないでしょうが、男性配偶者から毎日暇を持て余して遊んでいないで働けと言われる例が増えるでしょう。

女性にもすべからく職業能力が必要になっているのです。子供ができず、結局婚姻関係が終わったとき、親が引き取りますか? 返品されても実家が困る女性もいるらしいですよね。

2016年12月11日
こういう嫁は返品されても困るが

結婚しない娘に自分たち老親の面倒を見させる例も増えているようです。管理人の裕福な知人の娘もまだ結婚していません。知人と話すと最近特にその手の話が増えています。

昔は、子供の多い家で兄弟の世話に明け暮れ、続いて親の面倒に人生の多くを費やす方もおられました。そういう方の老後は世話になった兄弟が面倒を見たのです。でも、今、老親の世話をした後、親を見送った後どうやって生計を立てていくのでしょう。

福祉は、どんどん削られています。親が生きていればその年金の傘の中で生活できることもあるでしょうが、親がいなくなれば年金も出ません。

今は、男性の職場にも女性が進出しています。建設現場で働く知人の元請けの現場監督は、子供二人の女性だと聞きました。管理職の男性現場監督よりもよほど仕事ができると。

何か資格を持っているのがやはり強いです。保育士や介護士は現状では報酬が低いです。保育士は中期的には職場が少なくなるでしょう。

一方、結婚してめでたく子供が生まれても障害を持つ例も増えています。発達障害など。児童生徒の要支援の割合は100人に4人です。障害があれば、親の負担はぐーんと重くなります。そしてその負担は、母親にかかってくることが多いのです。

さらに障害が出たことの原因を母親に負わせる傾向もあります。

※ ぽんぽこ @kimie31611氏の2018/9/24のツイート
いつも思うけど
なんで孫の発達障害
嫁のせいだと思う義父母多いんだろう‥なんでなんでどうして!!
息子も一応親なんだけどね
そして貴方の孫なのよ
自分には関係ない事にするんだろうね?
関係ないんだったら口出しもするな
多くの嫁の声を代弁して‥あせあせ(飛び散る汗)

今、世の中の姿、構造、環境は大きく変わりつつあります。それに気づかない、気づこうとしない家庭は、父親、母親が不幸の種を蒔いているのと同然です。あとでしまったと後悔しても遅いのです。

子供自身がそんな世の中の変化を鋭敏に察知し、適切に対応しろと要求するほうが無理なのです。盲目同然の父親、母親たち、目を見開いて現実を見つめる以外には、家族の将来はありません。

とても書きにくいのですが、わかっていながら書かないのは不誠実かもしれません。

最近、結婚を発表した政治家は、相手が妊娠数か月ほどだったようです。すでに安定期に入ったから公表すると。とても驚きました。普通は、妊娠が判明したら遅滞なく入籍するのではないかと思いますが、妊娠が安定し、子供が「無事」生まれる見込みになってから入籍するのが一般的なのでしょうか。

この政治家は、「被ばくによる鼻出血」を強く否定していました。なんで「安定」するまで結婚を保留していたのでしょう。

管理人は、この先日本の社会の一部階層では、結婚に先立ってこのような手順を踏む例が増えるのではないかと考えています。子供が正常に生まれなければ、結婚は見送りになる例もあるでしょう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:10| Comment(2) | 社会・経済

Hong Kong activist goes on defensive after being photographed with US consulate official



読み通りの展開となりました。抗議運動の活動家が米国総領事館の幹部とホテルで会っていた現場の写真が出てきました。警察署への投石の現場に星条旗が掲げられています。街頭にも星条旗を振る人が。香港でも相当の活動資金が使われています。活動家の出国を止めこの証拠写真をもとに反逆罪や騒乱罪で処罰できます。
2019年08月05日
中国は暴徒を暴れさせ事実を積み重ねて米国と対峙
管理人は、ツイッターでこの運動を礼賛、歓迎していた人たちのフォローを外しましたが、日本人はある程度社会問題に関心を持つ人でも、米国が「民主化」と称して反政府運動を支援、推進していることは理解できていないというお粗末な状況です。早くから状況を見抜いて発信していたのは、mko@trappedsoldier氏はじめ数少ない人たち。
北京の対応はしたたかになって来ています。


China Warns Hong Kong Rioters as Airport Grounds All Departures
TEHRAN (FNA)- Violent anti-government marchers in Hong Kong are showing signs of terrorist activity, China warned, as the protesters have flooded the city’s airport, causing all flights from Hong Kong to be cancelled.

Yang Guang, the Spokesperson for the Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office in Beijing, blasted the protesters for undermining the city’s “rule of law and social order”, Asia News reported.

"Hong Kong’s radical demonstrators have repeatedly used extremely dangerous tools to attack police officers, which already constitutes a serious violent crime, and also shows the first signs of terrorism emerging, Yang stated.

The rioting poses “a serious challenge to Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability”, Yang noted.

The large-scale protests in Hong Kong, China’s self-governing territory, entered into their tenth consecutive week over the weekend. The protesters erected barricades, marched to police stations, and hurled bricks and petrol bombs at officers. Riot police used tear gas to disperse the unruly crowds.

On Monday, thousands of demonstrators flocked to Hong Kong International Airport, where they staged a massive sit-in. The action “seriously disrupted” the airport’s work, the administration announced, and led to all flights out of the city being cancelled.

"Airport operations at Hong Kong International Airport have been seriously disrupted ... all flights have been cancelled," the city's airport authority said in a statement.

With roads to the airport congested and car parks reported full, the authority advised all passengers to leave the terminal buildings as soon as possible.

The protests, which were initially against the now suspended extradition bill that would have allowed suspects in criminal cases to be moved to mainland China for trial, now demand broader political reform and the resignation of city officials.

The Chinese government has been consistently accusing external forces of attempting to destabilise the situation by supporting the protesters.

On Saturday, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying advised her US colleague, Morgan Ortagus, on Friday to rethink her statements instead of trying to conceal the United States' involvement in the Hong Kong crisis by accusing China.

"The official spokeswoman of the US State Department should first reevaluate her statements and actions, and not discuss media reports and use them as an excuse to attack other countries’ governments … trying to cover the facts of the United States' interference in China's domestic affairs," Hua said.

The spokeswoman stated that the United States' actions had caused outrage in China and in Hong Kong, calling for Washington to respect international law and the fundamental principles of international relations.

On Thursday, a pro-Beijing newspaper published a report on a meeting between a US diplomat and the opposition's leaders. The office of the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Hong Kong issued a stern warning against such activities by US diplomats. In response, Ortagus likened the Chinese actions to those of a "thuggish regime", chiding Beijing for being irresponsible.

On Sunday, China warned Britain to stay out of its internal affairs after British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab called for an independent investigation into the riots in its former colony.

The angry reaction came after the British Foreign Office announced on Friday Raab had talked on phone with Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam and reminded her of citizens' right to hold protests in Hong Kong.

“It is simply wrong for the British government to directly call Hong Kong’s Chief Executive to exert pressure,” Hua said, noting that Hong Kong is no longer a British colony and the UK has no supervisory rights.

“The Chinese side seriously urges the UK to stop its interference in China’s internal affairs and stop making random and inflammatory accusations on Hong Kong,” she stated.



※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/9のツイート
中国政府がはっきりと「カラー革命」という言葉を使い、反撃に出ましたね。まずは香港の人々に真実を知らせ、自分たちで、米国から距離を置くように説得する。宣伝戦から入っているように見えます。

RT2019/8/8
Hong Kong activist goes on defensive after being photographed with US consulate official
A Hong Kong activist who has played an active role in the ongoing anti-Beijing protests has raised suspicions after being photographed meeting with a senior official from the US consulate.

Joshua Wong Chi-fung, the secretary-general of pro-democracy party Demosisto, told the Hong Kong Standard that there was nothing sinister behind his recent meeting with Julie Eadeh, a political unit chief of the US consulate general in Hong Kong. Their rendezvous, which was caught on camera, was quickly seized upon by pro-Beijing media.
"I even went to Washington several ti
mes, so what's so special about meeting a US consul?" Wong told the Standard.

He claimed that their discussion focused on the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act – a bill proposed in the US Congress which calls for involvement in safeguarding “democracy” in Hong Kong. The two also reportedly discussed banning US exports of equipment to Hong Kong police.

When contacted by AFP for comment, a State Department spokesperson said representatives of the US government "meet regularly with a wide cross section of people across Hong Kong and Macau."

On Thursday, China’s Foreign Ministry expressed “strong dissatisfaction” over media reports alleging that a senior official at the US consulate had met with a Hong Kong “independence group.”

In a statement, the ministry urged Washington to "immediately make a clean break with various anti-China rioters" and "stop interfering in Hong Kong's affairs immediately."

Protests continue to rock Hong Kong, weeks after demonstrations erupted in opposition to a now-suspended extradition bill which would allow suspects to face trial in mainland China. A video that circulated on Twitter on Wednesday showed a demonstrator waving an American flag, as his comrades hurled projectiles at a Hong Kong police station.

この写真は、ロビーかどこかで離れたところから撮影されています。今は隠しカメラを使わなくてもスマホのカメラの性能が良くなっていて相手に気づかれずに撮影するのは容易です。シャッターボタンを押さずとも、スマホの画面へのタッチや音声でシャッターがおります。
特に音声に反応して撮影するようにしておくと、しゃべっている間中バチバチと写真が撮れますから、その中からうまく撮れたものを選びます。

防犯カメラも多いし、どこで写真を撮られているかわからない時代です。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:26| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ファーウエイの新OSは消費者にアンドロイドを捨てさせるか

新OSは、HarmonyOS。オープンソースでテレビに搭載することもできる。詳しくはまだわかりません。特にソフト面。1、2日で搭載するOSをアンドロイドから新OSに切り替えできるというのは工場出荷分に関してでしょうね。

RT2019/8/9
Huawei launches own operating system to replace Google’s Android
Huawei has rolled out its long-rumored Hongmeng operating system (OS), known as the HarmonyOS. The company says it can switch to the new system at any time, including on phones, if it is unable to use Android.

The Chinese tech giant officially unveiled the new platform on Friday. The operating system can be used on various smart devices and will be launched on “smart screen products,” such as televisions, later this year. After the launch in China, the OS can become available on global markets, Huawei announced.

While the company said that it currently prefers to power its smartphones with Google’s Android, it did not rule out the future use of its own system on smartphones.

“If we cannot use [Android] in the future we can immediately switch to HarmonyOS,” CEO of the Chinese tech giant’s consumer division, Richard Yu, told the Huawei Developer Conference in Dongguan. He added that the switch would take just one or two days.

Among its features, HarmonyOS can adapt to any device to create a “seamless cross-device experience” to build the basis for a “shared developer ecosystem,” according to Huawei. The tech giant also stresses that the new platform will officially be open source, which could be a part of the firm’s efforts to fend off US spying allegations.
The possibility of losing access to world’s most popular mobile OS arose after the US placed Huawei on its so-called “Entity List,” effectively barring American companies from doing business with the Chinese tech giant. Complying with the trade blacklisting, Google decided to suspend some business activity with Huawei.

The restrictions were later eased, including 90-day licenses for companies to continue working with Huawei, as well as further permission from US President Donald Trump to sell some equipment. However, Huawei still remains blacklisted and the US-China trade war has only escalated since then.

この金曜日、本日ですがファーウエイの新OSのより詳しい仕様が公表されるようです。このRTの記事は、専門用語を使っていますが、新しい中身はない。管理人の注目点は、処理スピードの速さ、バッテリーの持ち、アプリの豊富さに加えて個人情報収集手段としての役割がどこまで薄まっているかです。
処理スピードは速くなっているとされています。ファーウエイのバッテリーは強いです。アプリについては、ファーウエイがGoogle playと同様な仕組みを作ると報じられています。セキュリティについては、もともとこれが米国のファーウエイ攻撃の理由ですから厳しくなっているでしょう。アンドロイドのように何をするにも個人情報の利用許可を求めてくるようになっているかに注目です。
記事の中に、"Huawei phones using Hongmeng, or an unsupported version of Android in the interim, would be “more at risk of being hacked, not least by China.”"と書かれていますが、笑えます。新OSが出たらテストしてみようと思いますが、3万円強の投資、自分で使う予定もないのでためらっています。

ファーウエイはすでにCPUを内製化しています。そして次にOSの独自化に乗り出したのです。これはGoogleは防ぎたいところです。アンドロイドの個人情報抜出しが少なくなれば、Googleの収益源であるビッグデータが小さくなってしまうからです。今回のように「ファーウエイに使わせない」という措置は、ファーウエイは困った顔をしながら千載一遇のチャンス到来ととらえているはずです。Googleは妨害もできずとても困っているでしょう。無償のオープンソースとされるものが使われなくなって何が困る? ファーウエイの新OSを妨害する理由がありません。Googleは本当の困る理由は言えません。

スマホは、Microsoftが撤退しましたので、アイフォン、アンドロイド、ファーウエイの新OS3本立てとなるでしょう。そして、その中の良いもの、優れたものを消費者は求めますから、他のハードメーカーを含めて市場の再争奪が始まるはずです。面白い見ものです。

RT2019/8/8
Can Huawei's new OS make customers ditch Google’s Android?
Huawei is expected to drop more details about its homegrown Hongmeng operating system at an upcoming conference. But is the world ready to ditch Android for an untested Chinese alternative? And is Google worried?

A new Huawei phone equipped with the Hongmeng operating system could go on sale before the end of the year, the state-linked Chinese newspaper Global Times reported on Sunday. According to the newspaper, the phone aims to target the low and medium ends of the smartphone market, setting the price tag at around 2,000 yuan (roughly US$290).

The phone is likely to make an appearance at Huawei’s annual developer conference, kicking off on Friday in Songshan Lake. Ahead of any bombshell information, how likely is the operating system to woo customers away from the ubiquitous Android?

It’s worth noting that Hongmeng was never Huawei’s priority. The Chinese company - currently the world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer behind South Korea’s Samsung - was content to ship its devices with Google’s Android operating system, until political developments between Washington and Beijing threw that arrangement into jeopardy.

Amid a simmering trade war between the two countries, the Trump administration added Huawei to a trade blacklist in May, forbidding US firms from selling parts and components to the Chinese smartphone giant. The restrictions on buying from American firms were suspended a month later, but not before Huawei executive Richard Yu announced it would release its own “Plan B” operating system in response. CEO Ren Zhengfei also hinted that the OS had been in development for some time, as Huawei had been “preparing” for US persecution.

The choice between Android - which has 2.5 billion monthly active users worldwide - and a “Plan B” operating system might seem like an obvious one for consumers, but Yu insisted that Huawei’s OS will run Android apps, and may even improve their performance. According to a report from Global Times, Chinese manufacturers OPPO and VIVO - which clog up sites like GearBest and Aliexpress with budget handsets - tested the OS and reported it to be 60 percent faster than Android.

If Huawei’s gamble pays off and the company ditches Android for good, Google could lose up to 800 million users, Zhengfei said last month. However, if the operating system proves a failure, Huawei could fall behind Samsung, Apple and the smattering of other Chinese makers that dominate the global smartphone leaderboards. Success for Huawei will likely rest on pushing out a functioning product, and convincing other Chinese manufacturers to adopt it.

While app availability will likely be users’ biggest concern, the choice between Hongmeng and Android will also come down to two key points: virus protection and battery life. Google Play Protect performs safety checks on any apps downloaded on Android devices. Without this protection, Google has reportedly warned that Huawei phones using Hongmeng, or an unsupported version of Android in the interim, would be “more at risk of being hacked, not least by China.”

Battery life issues have dogged Android devices as of late. Though bundled with some nifty battery-saving features, the latest iteration of the OS reportedly drains users’ batteries even faster than before. Here, Huawei could score a win. Originally developed for industrial and Internet-of-Things usage, Hongmeng contains fewer lines of code than any other phone OS, and could prove a miser on power.

However, that same threadbare nature has fuelled speculation as to whether Huawei would even bother using the OS for phones. In June, the company’s senior vice president Catherine Chen said that for this reason alone, Huawei would continue to work with Google if possible, a position contradicted by this week’s news.

Concrete answers are still thin on the ground, and until more is revealed at Friday’s conference, the threat to Google’s dominance is still all speculative.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 05:35| Comment(0) | デジタル・インターネット

2019年08月09日

別人がアルバグダーディとして登場しすぐに後継者指名 あまりにお粗末なダリウッド劇

よくわかりません。アルバグダーディだとして別人が登場。伝えられた脊髄の負傷などを考え併せるととても元気そうでした。それなのに3か月後に後継者指名。しかも後継者とされる者は、米国が護衛する刑務所に入っている人物だと。ならば確かに"USA Have Chosen a New Leader for ISIS"ということになります。新しいリーダーは刑務所の中から指揮をとる? 米軍はこんな子供だましが通じると思っている?
みんな作り話。もう辻褄など合うわけがない。
中東に派遣されてテロリストと協働する米軍兵士は、指揮官も含めて精神的に破綻しますね。異常をきたすのは無理もない。

2019年05月01日
アル・バクダーディはロシアの空爆で死んでいた



FARSNEWS2019/8/8
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Adopts Iraqi ISIL Commander as Successor
The Arabic-language Baghdad al-Youm news website affiliated to the ISIL quoted Fazel Abu Raqif, an Iraqi security expert, as saying that Abdollah Qardash, one of the inmates in Bouka prison near the town of Um al-Qasr in Iraq, which was protected by the US, and the Mufti of al-Qaeda, was adopted as al-Baghdadi's successor.

He added that Qardash was one of the dangerous commanders close to Baghdadi, noting that he was the first person who joined the ISIL leader after Mosul's collapse.

His remarks came as reports said late in July that al-Baghdadi was hiding in Syria after he was paralyzed in Iraq’s recent anti-terror operations.

“Al-Baghdadi together with a number of his Arab and foreign aides are presently in Syria as he is feeling too much danger after several ISIL commanders were killed in Iraqi Army’s military operations on ISIL’s hideouts in Western Iraq,” Head of Iraq’s Intelligence Forces Abu Ali al-Basri told the Arabic-language al-Sabah newspaper.

He noted that al-Baghdadi was taken a defensive position under threat by Iraq’s intelligence forces, escaping battle with the Syrian and Iraqi armies.

Al-Basri noted that al-Baghdadi was still very much popular among his foreign, Arab and Iraqi militants, and said that the ISIL ringleader is now replacing some his commanders after he lost a number of his militants and aides in a joint military operation by the Iraqi intelligence forces and the Syrian Army.

He reiterated that al-Baghdadi had been paralyzed after he sustained a spinal cord injury in the Iraqi forces’ attack on a meeting between him and his aides in al-Hojin region before the ISIL left the region in 2018.

In a relevant development in early June, the Iraqi sources reported that al-Baghdadi was hiding in the Western deserts of al-Anbar province at the border with Syria.

Friends of Syria ~ revealing the truth
USA Have Chosen a New Leader for ISIS
 
by Sonja van den Ende
The US, as part of the new propaganda, to suggest ISIS is now much stronger, has now picked a new so-called leader for ISIS (the don’t say what happened to Abu-Bakr-al-Bagdadi, a.k.a. Shimon Elliot); The propaganda ; Abdollah Qardash, one of the inmates in Camp Buka of Shimon Elliot near the town of Um al-Qasr in Iraq, which was protected by the US, was adopted as al-Baghdadi’s successor.

They say Qardash was one of the dangerous commanders close to Baghdadi, noting that he was the first person who joined the ISIL leader after Mosul’s collapse. A photograph published service showed McCain in deep discussion with leaders of the Free Syrian Army, some of whom also displayed the black Al-Qaeda flag of the al-Nusra Front.

Some doubt arose about the identity of one of these men. I wrote later that he was actually Daesh’s future Caliph (Thierry Meyssan wrote and like me several others), which the Senator’s spokesperson vehemently denied . The spokesperson insisted that the theory was absurd, since Daesh had several times made death threats against the Senator. But shortly afterwards, with no worries about contradicting himself, John McCain declared on TV that he knew the leaders of Daesh personally, and was “in permanent contact with them”.

Supposedly he entertained no illusions about the Islamists, but he could brag that he had learned a thing or two in Vietnam, and was supporting them against “Bashar’s régime” out of strategic necessity. So even before the events in Syria began, McCain had organised their weapons supply from Lebanon, where he chose the village of Arsal as a rear base of operations. His fact-finding tour of jihadist Syria would help in planning Daesh’s future operations.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:28| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イランは自らが戦争に巻き込まれる恐れにおびえる湾岸諸国の心理を巧みに突いている

米国の進めるイラン包囲網が進みません。イランに対して対決姿勢が強いのは、サウジ、UAE、イスラエルですが、UAEはおそらくは石油密輸船問題やドローン発進基地の問題も背景となったのか、イランと平和交渉を始めて一定の取り決めを行ったようです。

次にイランが脅しを強めているのはイスラエルです。イスラエルは米国の有志連合に情報面で協力すると述べました。イスラエルのイランに対する恐怖は半端でなくシリア国内のイラン兵士の所在地とみる基地を何度もミサイルで攻撃しています。ミサイルの打ち合いになれば何十発ものミサイルが同時に飛んできてテルアビブは壊滅必至です。
イスラエルはへたにイラン近海に艦船は出せません。飛んで火にいる夏の虫でしょう。
イランはサウジにはまだ名指しの威嚇が少ないです。戦力としても大したものではないとみている? そんな感じがします。サウジは国内の軍事基地に米軍兵士の派遣を求めました。

湾岸地域の諸国を見ると有志連合にクェートは慎重、カタール、オマーンはイランに近いです。パキスタンもイランに接近しています。インドはインド洋に自国艦船の派遣を表明しました。



一方、欧州ではドイツが不参加を表明、英国だけが先走っています。欧州版有志連合は自然消滅でしょうか。

各国は、有志連合と距離を置いたほうが自国商戦の安全につながると考えているのです。破壊工作を行っているのは米国やイスラエネルであることは各国が知っています。

ミサイルを1発でも打ち込んでみろ、お前の子分を全滅にしてやるからな、と脅して子分から親分に慎重になるよう働きかけさせるのです。戦略としては当然ですよね。

FARSNEWS2019/8/9
IRGC Commander: Any New War Poses Major Threat to Israel
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami warned that any new war in the region will be a major threat to Israel, describing the issue as a main source of concern for the US.

"We are now in a full-scale war with the big powers," General Salami said, addressing a meeting in the Western city of Kermanshah on Thursday.

He underlined that Washington has no appetite for confrontation against Iran as it knows that "a new war will put the Zionist regime under a full-scale threat".

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, General Salami underlined the importance of establishment of security along the country's borders, saying that the Iranian Armed Forces were ready to respond to any attack.

"Today, the security of borders is the Armed Forces' redline," General Salami said in Kermanshah.

"Under any type of condition, the military forces are prepared to defend the borders and territories of our dear country and they will give a firm response to any aggression," he added.

Also, last month, General Salami had warned Tehran’s adversaries in the Persian Gulf that the country’s armed forces would immediately shift from defensive pose to an offensive one should any miscalculated move be made against Iran.

“As far as the strategy is concerned, we act defensively, meaning that we will not be the ones to start or initiate any war,” Major General Salami said.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:52| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

小名浜の湿度は上がっている

原資料 気象庁過去の気象データ
http://www.data.jma.go.jp/obd/stats/etrn/view/daily_s1.php?prec_no=36&block_no=47598&year=2009&month=07&day=&view=p1

















来年はさらに上がりそうですね。大気中にトリチウム水が増えている? 大芋沢とその沖合であれだけ蒸気が上がっているんですから湿度が上がって当然ですよね。

他の観測地点も取って調べなければなりませんし、地球規模の変化の一環なのかもしれませんが、湿度が上がっているなら、日本の夏が過ごしにくくなっていることはありうる。

福島第一原発事故の影響は計り知れないものがあります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:44| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故