ずくなしの冷や水

2019年09月05日

今日の学習成果 1

※ FARSNEWS2019/9/5
Report: Millions of Facebook Users' Phone Numbers Found in Unsecured Database
TEHRAN (FNA)- A massive unsecured database containing hundreds of millions of phone numbers and other information linked to Facebook accounts was discovered online, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday.

Each record in the database included a phone number along with an identifier that could easily be linked to a specific Facebook account. Some of the records even included the user’s name and gender.

TechCrunch reported that the exposed records included information on 133 million US users, more than 50 million Vietnamese users and 18 million UK users.

A Facebook official who insisted on speaking on background said the company found that many of the records were duplicative and estimated that the actual number of users exposed was about half of what TechCrunch reported.

The website reported that it had been alerted to the database by cybersecurity researcher Sanyam Jain. Neither Jain nor the outlet could determine the owner of the database. After the database’s web host was alerted, the information was taken down.

“This dataset is old and appears to have information obtained before we made changes last year to remove people’s ability to find others using their phone numbers,” a Facebook spokesman stated in a statement, adding, “The dataset has been taken down and we have seen no evidence that Facebook accounts were compromised.”

The records were likely scraped from Facebook before the company eliminated a feature that allowed users to be searchable by their phone numbers.

In April 2018, Facebook announced in a blog post that it had discovered “malicious actors” had taken advantage of the feature.

“Given the scale and sophistication of the activity we’ve seen, we believe most people on Facebook could have had their public profile scraped in this way,” the blog post read.

※ FARSNEWS2019/9/5
US Fines Google $170mln for YouTube Collecting Data on Children
TEHRAN (FNA)- Google will pay $170 million dollars in order to settle allegations of YouTube collecting data from minors without asking for consent from their parents, the US Federal Trade Commission announced on Wednesday.

The US law that banned collecting information about children under the age of 13 came into effect in 1998, and was revised in 2013 to include "cookies", RIA Novosti reported.

According to authorities, YouTube abused its powers and used cookies without parental consent to create targeted advertisements for minors.

"YouTube touted its popularity with children to prospective corporate clients," FTC Chairman Joe Simons said, adding, "Yet when it came to complying with [the federal law banning collecting data on children], the company refused to acknowledge that portions of its platform were clearly directed to kids".

The settlement also required YouTube to notify channel owners about their obligations to get consent from their parents before collecting data on kids.

Google has also come under fire in the EU for allegedly breaching privacy laws and sharing its users’ personal information with advertisers.

The Irish data regulator that oversees Google's Dublin-based European activities is also conducting an investigation to see whether the corporation has violated the privacy of EU citizens.

※ SPUTNIK2019/9/4
Anonymous Individual Asks Court Not to Reveal His Name with New Release of Epstein's Court Docs – Report
The criminal case against the disgraced financier and convicted paedophile accused of sex-trafficking minor girls at his residences was dismissed after he ended his life in jail this August under circumstances, which seemed suspicious to commenters. Nevertheless, the investigation into his alleged sex trafficking ring continues.

A John Doe has filed a letter to Manhattan federal court judge Loretta Preska, pleading that his identity and those of others linked to alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein and his suspected madam, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, not be released in court papers; fearing their reputations could be damaged, The New York Post reports. It is unclear from the motion if this man is famous or whether he expects to face accusations, according to the outlet.

"As a non-party to these proceedings, Doe lacks specific knowledge about the contents of the Sealed Materials. But it is clear that these materials implicate the privacy and reputational interests of many persons other than the two primary parties to this action, Giuffre and Maxwell," the anonymous person's lawyers argue.

They point out that a prior judgement in the high-profile case ruled that they contained a "range of allegations of sexual acts involving Plaintiff and non-parties to this litigation, some famous, some not; the identities of non-parties who either allegedly engaged in sexual acts with Plaintiff or who allegedly facilitated such acts."

The motion came just a day ahead of a hearing, in which Virginia Roberts Giuffre, claiming to be Epstein's sex slave and her lawyers, will fight to release a new bulk of still-secret documents from her civil lawsuit against Maxwell. Giuffre had accused Maxwell of defamation when she called her a liar, but they settled the suit in 2015.

The now-35-year-old accuser's lawyer David Boies expects that it will be determined how to deal with thousands of pages that have not been released yet, and hinted that they contain depositions from witnesses that have not been previously named declining to reveal their identities to the outlet.

Giuffre is one of the 16 women who have come out with accusations that Epstein abused them and treated them like "sex slaves". According to Giuffre, she was ordered to sleep with Queen Elizabeth's son Prince Andrew, late MIT professor Marvin Minsky, former Maine Senator George Mitchell, ex-New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson and other men in power. This has been vehemently denied by those that stand accused and their representatives.

Case Against Epstein Dismissed

Although federal prosecutors are continuing their investigation, a criminal sex trafficking case against the deceased paedophile was formally dismissed after his suicide in the New York City jail, following the release of the first 2,000-page portion of documents from Giuffre's lawsuit against Maxwell.

Epstein's death by hanging has been met with suspicion since the American paedophile is linked to many famous and influential people, including US Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, numerous powerful Saudis and Europeans and he was inexplicably removed from suicide watch, despite reportedly trying to kill himself just weeks earlier.

Epstein, a convicted sex offender, had been under investigation for nearly two decades at the time of his death. He was arrested in 2005 for molesting an underage girl. After being convicted of being a sex offender and paedophile, Epstein served a light sentence of just 13 months.

In July 2019, Epstein was arrested a second time, and charged with sex-trafficking minor girls at his residences. Some of the charges date back to the 2000s. Epstein pleaded not guilty to all charges but faced up to 45 years in prison had he been convicted.

※ september@september7357氏の2019/8/27のツイート
エプスタインと、彼から寄付を受けていた伊藤穰一、ジョージ・チャーチ(ハーバード大)の目指していたものが何か?の一端が良く分かるリポートです。

日本構想フォーラムリポート Part 5
【最終回】伊藤穰一
デザイン・ベイビーで変わる家族と社会
http://nihonkosoforum.org/img/npitou5.pdf

※ 合意なきブレグジットをめぐり英国が騒然としています。ジェレミー・コービンJeremy Corbyn@jeremycorbynがフル稼働。
彼は少しやせてメガネが替わりましたね。演説の際には、片手にメモを持っています。話すポイントをメモしてある。老人アイドル大忙しです。

※ 時事通信社2019年9月4日(水)7時54分
「大統領再選なら合意困難」=トランプ氏、中国に譲歩迫る
 【ワシントン時事】トランプ米大統領は3日、ツイッターに「中国は次期米政権との取引を待ち望んでいる」と書き込み、来年秋の米大統領選で自身が敗れることを期待して貿易協議を引き延ばしていると改めて批判した。「私が(選挙に)勝てば、合意するのはさらに難しくなる!」と警告し、早期合意に向けて中国に譲歩を迫った。
・・・トランプに焦り

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/9/4のツイート
Yes, Vaccine Safety IS Too Dangerous for Us to Discuss
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featu
Yes, Vaccine Safety IS Too Dangerous for Us to Discuss

※ sivad@sivad氏の2019/9/3のツイート
宮川剛さんは村中璃子氏らのデマに乗っかって研究者潰しに加担した方ですからね。日本版AAASには最も不適任な方ですね。
https://twitter.com/seki_yo/status/1101811882468372480
https://twitter.com/tsuyomiyakawa/

※ みるみる間にカウントが上がっていきます。日本の政治家のツイートでこんなことありますか。

11時間後


※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
エルドアンがロシアを訪問し、プーチンにナスラフロントのHTSテロ連盟を解体すると約束。するとナスラの最高指導者ジョラーニが、トルコ系テロ組織ホーラス・アルディンの所在地情報を知らせ、米軍が空爆。HTSの解体を阻止しようと米軍がナスラと協力! これが米国! 真相
https://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
ハーバード、ケネディスクールの新自由主義マフィア、ベネズエラ人のリカルド・ハウスマン。グレイ・ゾーンのアンニャ・パランピルに、サウジやイスラエルから金をもらっていると暴露され、アンニャをブロック。ベネズエラを丸ごと盗もうとしているくせに、小さい男だ!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
FeEXが、香港に向けてナイフを輸送するオーダーを受けた。現在、捜査中。
暴徒に武器を渡そうとするCIA!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
世界の「反体制派」を育て訓練するオスロ・フリーダムフォーラム。香港の雨傘運動も、街頭を占拠する前にレクチャーを受け訓練された。ことし9月13日に台湾で開催される! 今、ジョシュアは、台湾を訪問し独立派と会っている。黒シャツをさらに勧誘? それとも軍事訓練?

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
8月25日にイスラエル軍がレバノンとシリアとイラクを空爆。これにお墨付きを与えたホワイトハウス。しかしペンタゴンは、駐留米軍がイラクから追い出されることになると抵抗したという情報も。ターゲットはヒズボラとイラクのハシドPMU。9月1日ヒズボラはイスラエル軍に対し対戦車誘導ミサイルで報復!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
「中国は、一帯一路を提起し、各国がそれぞれ友好的になり、相互に経済関係を発展させるようにしている」―マレーシア首相マハティール

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
おまけ9月13日台湾で開催されるオスロ・フリーダムフォーラムに、北朝鮮脱北者朴ヨンミも出席。「両親と一緒に脱北→お母さんが私を庇って中国人にレイプされた。お父さんはいない→私もレイプされた」。講演料のため、話がどんどんドラマチックに脚色され、嘘つきヨンミとあだ名されている

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
「香港の混乱した現状を解消できると確信している。このポストは、私の意志で続けている。辞任など考えたこともない」―キャリー・ラム
ラムが中国政府に辞任を訴えたと、ロイターがまたデマ報道。いくら批判されても嘘を続ける。完全に体制変革の道具と化したロイター!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
シリアの石油・鉱業相が、ロシアの会社と石油・ガスを供給する契約に署名! これで米国の制裁による燃料危機を解決!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/3のツイート
9月1日、ついにヒズボラがイスラエル軍に対して、対戦車誘導ミサイルATGMで報復。イスラエル軍はマネキンでダミーを用意していたが、ヒズボラはイスラエル兵士の乗る軍用車両を確実に攻撃。ネタニヤフは打撃はないと発表したが、後に病院に搬送される負傷者の姿が伝えられている

※ m TAKANO@mt3678mt氏の2019/9/1のツイート
N国の丸山議員、今度は竹島は「戦争で取り返すしかない」と発言。北方領土を巡ってロシアと戦争し、竹島を取り返すために韓国と戦争するというわけだ。この男にはほんの僅かな想像力すらないらしい。こんな男を国会議員にしておくと国民は不幸のどん底に突き落とされるぞ。

※ Tim Canova@Tim_Canova氏の2019/8/28のツイート
It also takes courage to resist all the fake hysteria about Russia & the risk of being called a “Putin puppet.” Scoundrels have been lying about Russia for years to distract from the DNC leaks.

※ Tulsi Gabbard@TulsiGabbard氏の2019/8/27のツイート
It’s easy for politicians today to say we should not have overthrown the brutal dictator Saddam Hussein−they won’t be smeared by media as “Saddam lovers” like Sanders was. Courageous leaders speak out against wars WHILE their voices can still make a difference. #TULSI2020

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/29のツイート
これまでアフリカで、欧米植民地主義がやってきたこと。鉱物や石油資源の豊富な地域で必ず発生するレイプや大量虐殺。そして住民は恐怖で逃げ惑う。メディアは「野蛮な部族」の犯行と伝え、いつのまにか欧米鉱山会社が占領。ルムンバ、サンカラなどIMF支配に抗する独立精神のリーダーは次々暗殺される

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/29のツイート
「西側のヘゲモニーの終焉を迎えている。。。ロシアをヨーロッパから追い出したのは戦略的間違いだ。関係修復を再考すべき。でなければ、ヨーロッパは米露の衝突の戦場となってしまう」

どうしたマクロン? 正しいことを言っている!

※ 盛田隆二@product1954氏の2019/8/28のツイート
柴山文科相の演説中、慶大生が「入試改革を白紙撤回しろ」と言っただけで警官3人に排除され、ベルトがちぎれた。怒った高校生が文科省への抗議を呼びかけると、柴山は〈業務妨害罪にならないよう気をつけて〉と脅した。大臣辞職に相当する。メディアは一部始終を報じるべきだ

※ 日刊ゲンダイ 公開日:2019/08/28 06:00 更新日:2019/08/28 06:00
柴山文科相に批判の嵐 英語民間試験に異議の学生を即排除
また問題大臣だ。今度は、柴山昌彦文科相のツイッターが炎上している。コトの発端は、来年4月から導入される「英語民間試験」についての書き込みだ。
 現在、実施されているセンター試験に代わる「英語民間試験」には、高校生や保護者、学校関係者から「不公平」や「不透明」など懸念が噴出し、実施団体「TOEIC」まで離脱。「AERA」が実施した教員、保護者、生徒へのアンケートでは、「中止すべき」が72%、「延期すべき」が23%と圧倒的多数が「ノー」だった。
 ところが、柴山文科相は、16日付のツイッターで〈サイレントマジョリティは賛成です〉と根拠もなく、異論を一蹴。1人の賛成論者を取り上げて〈エキスパートはこう主張しています〉(17日付)と露骨なつまみ食いをした。
 さすがに、〈周りに賛成している人一人もいませんよ〉〈都合のよい声だけを取り上げ、誇張している〉と批判が相次いだ。
 そこで、聞く耳を持たない大臣にシビレを切らした慶大生が24日、埼玉県知事選の応援に来た柴山氏の演説中、大宮駅前西口で、「若者の声を聞け」などと記したプラカードを掲げ「柴山辞めろ」「入試改革を白紙撤回しろ」と発言した。すると、スーツ姿の警察官に3人がかりで引っ張られ、排除された。ベルトがちぎれたという。
■高校生の抗議に「業務妨害」
 警官が学生を強引に排除するだけでも大問題だが、柴山文科相はこの強制排除に対して、〈少なくともわめき散らす声は鮮明にその場にいた誰の耳にも届きましたけどね〉(26日付)とまるで騒音扱い。怒った高校生が、ツイッターで公開されている文科省の電話番号を記し、抗議を呼びかけると、柴山氏は高校生相手に〈業務妨害罪にならないよう気をつけて下さいね〉(26日付)と半ば脅す始末だ。
 ネット上では〈政策に抗議する電話をかけると業務妨害罪に問われる可能性があるのですか?〉と火に油を注いだ。
柴山氏は2004年、自民初の公募で選ばれ、埼玉8区から連続6回当選。東大法卒で弁護士でもある。立正大名誉教授の金子勝氏(憲法)が言う。
「国民の声を聞くために役所は電話番号を公開しています。現職の大臣が、国民からの抗議を業務妨害になり得ると牽制するのは、民主主義の否定です。どうしてメディアは大騒ぎしないのか。大臣辞職に値する問題発言です」
 9月の内閣改造を前に、更迭すべきだ。

※ FARSNEWS2019/8/28
US Relocates ISIL Terrorists in Heliborne Operations in Western Iraq
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior member of Iraq’s al-Nujaba Movement underlined that the US special forces have increased their movements in Western Iraq, and relocated large groups of the ISIL terrorists.

The Arabic-language al-Mosleh news website quoted member of the Political Council of al-Nujaba Movement Faras al-Yasser as saying that according to the intel obtained by Iraq’ Hashd al-Sha’abi (Iraq’s Popular Mobilization) forces, the US forces have relocated the ISIL terrorists in heliborne operations to regions both in and outside Iraq to use them as pressure leverage against the Iraqi government.

Al-Yasser also pointed to the US’ efforts to increase the number of its army troops in Iraq, and said that the US special forces are present in the liberated areas in Salahuddin, al-Anbar and border regions.

He noted that suspicious movements continue by the US Army troops in Western Mosul and regions in the city of al-Sharqat.

The US forces stationed in Syria have repeatedly carried out heliborne operations to evacuate the ISIL terrorists from Eastern Deir Ezzur.

In a relevant development in February, local sources in Eastern Deir Ezzur reported that the US-led coalition transferred a group of ISIL members from the town of Sweidan Jazirah by military helicopters.

They added that the group consisted of 4 terrorists and one Syrian national, noting that they were senior members of the group.

The sources said that tens of ISIL militants have been able to leave Eastern Deir Ezzur after paying huge amounts of money to commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Other reports also revealed ISIL's secret talks with the US forces in Eastern Deir Ezzur with the aim of reopening ways to leave their last occupied regions in the province.

※ FARSNEWS2019/8/28
Report: +130 US Firms Request Licences to Sell to Huawei
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States Commerce Department has received more than 130 applications from companies for licenses to sell US goods to China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, three sources stated, nearly two months after President Donald Trump said some sales would be allowed.

But the Trump administration has not yet granted any licences for sales to the blacklisted company, noted the people familiar with the process, who spoke to the Reuters news agency on condition of anonymity.

The standstill coincides with mixed messages from Trump in the US-China trade war, which have dimmed hopes for prompt decisions on licence applications to sell to Huawei, the world's top producer of telecoms equipment.

That has raised the spectre of billions of dollars of lost sales for chipmakers, software companies and others in Huawei's US supply chain.

"Nobody in the executive branch knows what (Trump) wants and they're all afraid to make a decision without knowing that," William Reinsch, a former Commerce Department official, said.

※ 2019/8/28
China Importing Iranian Shrimps, Infectious Saudi Imports Banned
TEHRAN (FNA)- China has banned imports of shrimp from Saudi Arabia after finding viruses in food cargos from the kingdom, and granted market access to 40 shrimp exporters from Iran.

China’s industry publication Foodspath said in a new report that Beijing has prohibited shrimp imports from Saudi Arabia after Chinese customs detected white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in a shipment of shrimp.

Citing an industry source, it said Chinese customs implemented the ban “to prevent the disease from entering China”.

The ban was followed by market access being granted to Iranian shrimp exporters, including Daryazad Seafood Products which is headquartered in Bushehr province, producing raw processed and value-added shrimp products.

China is the largest market for Iran which exports some 30,000 tonnes of shrimp a year, London-based global seafood news website Undercurrent News reported.

Iranian veterinary authorities said China endorsed the exporters after they met Chinese laws, regulations and standards, paving the way for direct shipments.

Late in June, Iranian Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati announced that his country, in a 7-year span of time, has increased its aquaculture shrimp production by 400%, in a bid to further tap into the country’s long coasts and maritime potentials for bolstering national non-oil exports.

Hojjati said on June 27 that shrimp production in the country had increased to 50,000 tons in early 2019, up more than four times compared to the 12,000 tons produced in 2013, which meant a four-fold increase.

Inaugurating a large shrimp farm in the southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan, Hojjati said the increase in government investment in shrimp farming was like never before.

“This year there will be some 1,800 hectares of expansion in shrimp farming,” said the minister, adding that entrepreneurs and investors were entering the field at an unprecedented pace.

According to government estimates, Iran exported some 22,000 tons of shrimps, worth of around $150 million, in the last Iranian calendar year which ended in March 2018.

Hojjati said Iran was searching for new markets in the Persian Gulf region for its aquaculture farmed shrimp while plans were in place to further expand farming in areas along the southern coasts where unemployment is rife.

He said Iran had effectively overcome its old problems in shrimp farming including the viral diseases that affected production, saying the country had now an established supply chain which allowed for more rapid expansion in the sector.

Iran aims to meet a target of 60,000 tons of shrimp production by 2021. While expanding the farms in southern regions like the relatively poor province of Sistan and Baluchistan, authorities have also encouraged shrimp farming along the coast of the Caspian Sea in the province of Golestan over the past years.

In a bid to further expand the sector, Iran has launched joint schemes with countries like France for cultivation and export of the protein-rich food item.

Iran’s Northern province of Golestan is one of the main hubs for producing and breeding aquatic animals and seafood, especially shrimp, in the country. The green province enjoys high capacity in shrimp farming. About 80% of the shrimp produced in Golestan is exported to foreign countries.

Seafood constitutes close to 10% of the average value of Iran’s annual agricultural exports. Over $80 million worth of seafood products were exported from the country in the first half of the current year (March 21- Sep. 21), showing a 20% growth in terms of value compared to the similar period of last year.

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※ FARSNEWS2019/8/28
200,000 Rohingya Rally to Mark 'Genocide Day' in Bangladesh Camp
TEHRAN (FNA)- Some 200,000 Rohingya rally in a Bangladesh refugee camp to mark two years since they fled a violent crackdown by Myanmar forces, just days after a second failed attempt to repatriate the refugees.

時事2019年08月28日23時26分
フランス当局、電通の提携企業捜査を要請=東京五輪招致の不正疑惑で
 【ロンドン時事】ロイター通信は28日、2020年東京五輪招致に絡む贈賄疑惑を捜査しているフランスの捜査当局が、スイスに本部を置く電通のパートナー企業のAMS社を捜索するよう、スイス当局に要請したと報じた。

SPUTNIK2019/8/28
Yemeni Governmental Forces Regain Control over Insurgent-Held Aden - Reports
Earlier today, government forces reportedly retook the Aden International Airport, forcing insurgents from the Southern Transitional Council to leave the military bases in the city and its suburbs.

Armed forces from the internationally-recognised Yemeni government have retaken control over the southern city of Aden held by separatist forces, al-Arabiya reported citing the country's internal ministry.

A military source, has, meanwhile, stated that the Yemeni government forces that gained control over the Aden International Airport on Wednesday after clashes with the forces led by the Southern Transitional Council (STC), are now holding negotiations to transfer the airport to the control of the Yemeni Army.

"Fierce clashes are taking place between Yemeni government troops in the direction of Aden International Airport and the STC-led Security Belt forces in the city district of Khormaksar in the east of Yemen", the source said.

Additionally, Yemeni Information Minister Moammar Eryani has said that Yemeni government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, have completely retaken Abyan Province, which had been occupied by the separatist Yemeni Southern Transitional Council (STC), after seizing its capital of Zinjibar.

"The Yemeni Army now controls all the districts of the Abyan Governorate", the minister was quoted as saying by Saudi Arabian channel al-Arabiya.

On 10 August, after several days of fierce fighting, the Yemeni Southern Transitional Council took over military camps, government buildings and the presidential palace in Aden, which has been the seat of the internationally recognised government of Hadi since Sanaa was seized by Houthi rebels. Pressured by the Saudi coalition, the STC later agreed to join a ceasefire and withdrew its forces from some key positions.

Yemen, a small nation in the south of the Arabian Peninsula, has been engulfed in an armed conflict between the government forces, led by President Abdrabuh Mansour Hadi, and the rebel Houthi movement for several years now. A Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request since March 2015. The conflict has resulted in a massive humanitarian crisis in the war-torn country.



FARSNEWS2019/8/28
Zarif Terms Tokyo Visit Constructive
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a Twitter post in Japanese, described his Tuesday visit to Tokyo, where he met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Foreign Minister Taro Kono, as constructive.

In a tweet this morning, Zarif said that he had constructive consultations with Kono and Abe on further strengthening bilateral relations, allaying tensions in the Persian Gulf, and securing the benefits of nuclear agreements for Iranians.

FARSNEWS2019/8/28
Report: US Plans to Open Direct Talks with Yemen’s Ansarullah//
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States is reportedly planning to initiate direct talks with Yemen's Houthi Ansarullah movement in a declared bid to end the protracted war in the impoverished country, according to a report.

The Wall Street Journal cited American officials familiar with the plans as saying in a report on Tuesday that the administration of US President Donald Trump was also looking to prompt Saudi Arabia into taking part in the talks with Houthi leaders in Oman to broker a ceasefire in Yemen.

The US plan to open direct negotiations with the Houthis comes at a time when fears of broader regional war are growing, according to WSJ.

Over the past months, the Yemeni Army has managed to conduct several missile and drone attacks on Saudi airports and oil facilities.

Saudi Arabia has been striking Yemen since March 2015 to restore power to fugitive president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed tens of thousands of Yemenis, including hundreds of women and children. Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi bombers are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures. Weddings, funerals, schools and hospitals, as well as water and electricity plants, have been targeted, killing and wounding hundreds of thousands.

France, the United States, the Uinted Kingdom and some other Western countries have faced criticisms over arms sales to the Saudi Arabia and the UAE, whose aggression against Yemen has affected 28 million people and caused what the United Nations calls “one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world". According to the world body, Yemen is suffering from the most severe famine in more than 100 years.

The US has been supporting the Saudi-led war against Yemen. The American patronage has featured aerial refueling, which the US only stopped earlier in the year after the Saudi-led coalition grew independent of it, as well as logistical and commando support. A year after the war was launched, Trump made his maiden foreign visit to Saudi Arabia, announcing more than $100 billion in arms sales to the kingdom.

In mid-April, Trump also vetoed a resolution passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives that sought to end US involvement with the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

The total number of reported fatalities in Yemen has passed the 91,000 mark over the past four and a half years, the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED) announced.

Iran: Kani Barazan Wetland, Great Destination for Migratory Birds
TEHRAN (FNA)- Kani Barazan wetland, located in Mahabad county in the Northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, was once recorded as the first bird-sighting site in the country. [VIDEO]



※ SPUTNIK2019/8/28 08:29 28.08.2019(updated 08:42 28.08.2019) 時差6時間 国内の報道とほぼ同時です。
Three Dead Due to Floods Caused by Torrential Rains in Japan - Reports
TOKYO (Sputnik) - Local governments in southwestern Japan have instructed hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate as torrential rain hit the region causing landslides and floods.

At least three people have been killed in southwestern Japan as a result of floods triggered by torrential rains, media reported on Wednesday.

A man died when his car was washed away by streams of water on a road in Saga Prefecture, NHK broadcaster reported. Another man reportedly died in Fukuoka Prefecture and a woman was killed by the disaster in the city of Saga.

The Japanese authorities are evacuating 847,500 people in three prefectures in western Japan over potential floods and landslides, which could be caused by ongoing heavy rains, the Japanese Fire and Disaster Management Agency said on Wednesday.

JNN/TBS 2019年8月28日(水)14時17分
大雨特別警報、福岡・佐賀 2人死亡、1人心肺停止
降り始めからの雨量は、長崎県平戸市で521ミリ、佐賀市で458ミリ


JNN/TBS 2019年8月28日(水)13時47分
災害派遣要請で武雄市に陸上自衛隊を派遣
佐賀県知事からの災害派遣要請を受け、岩屋防衛大臣は午前8時すぎに、陸上自衛隊を武雄市に派遣しました。
岩屋大臣は午前8時4分に佐賀県知事から自衛隊に災害派遣要請があったことを明らかにしたうえで、各自治体と連携し情報収集にあたることや、人命最優先で万全を期すよう幹部らに指示しました。
 災害派遣要請を受け、陸上自衛隊は佐賀県武雄市に初動対応に当たる自衛隊員をおよそ30人派遣したほか、情報収集にあたるドローン部隊も6人派遣しています。(28日10:40) JNN/TBS

※ Windows10 リモートデスクトップに関連した脆弱性への対応について、さくらインターネットがレンタルサーバーの利用者に注意喚起しています。レンタルサーバー会社のサーバーでもソフトの管理は利用者の責任。かなり深刻な欠陥のようです。この対策についてはすでにメールでお知らせしています。

※ SPUTNIK2019/8/27
Putin Says He Talked With Erdogan on Joint Production of Su-35 Jets, Other Military Hardware
・・・エルドアンがモスクワ近郊の航空展示会に出席、Su-35を視察していました。トルコは米国の戦闘機の部品を供給しています。購買だけでなく共同生産まで踏み込む!

2019/8/28のRTニュースレターのトップ記事は、‘Yes, you can buy it’: Putin shows Erdogan Russian 5th gen Su-57 fighter jet です。これの兵器産業と軍事関係者に対するインパクトはとてつもなく大きい。

※ tunenti@tunentl氏の2019/8/26のツイート
あべさんがアメリカから大量に買い付けた遺伝子組み換えトウモロコシ、家畜の飼料や食品添加物の人工甘味料やお菓子になる。家畜が食べるとリーキーガット症候群になり、腸に穴が開いて死んでしまう症例が北海道で多発してる。農協が推奨・強要するからね!酪農家さん益々大変だな・・・。前途多難だ!

ロシアのS-400がトルコで軍楽隊に迎えられた?
SPUTNIK2019/8/27
Russian Aircraft Lands at Turkey's Murted Air Base as Supply of 2nd Stage of S-400 Elements Begins




SPUTNIK2019/8/27
Russian Embassy in DC Says US Senator Ron Johnson Didn't Apply For Visa or Signal Russia Visit
Earlier in the day, US Senator Ron Johnson, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation, claimed that he was denied a visa by the Russian government to enter the country as part of a congressional delegation focused on direct dialogue with lawmakers.

The Russian Embassy in Washington DC noted that Johnson "did not apply for a visa at our Embassy and did not inform about his plans to visit Russia."

It was highlighted in a statement that Johnson's "groundless accusations against Russia leave no doubts - he is ready not for a dialogue, but a confrontation."

米国の議員は嘘ばっかり。

※ Lady Baba (鍵なし)@BabaJaga33_2 のアカウントが元気です。フォローする価値あり。海外在住の年配日本人女性のようですが、アカウントのネーミングもとてもいい。

※ 鉄輪土偶@dogu_fm氏の2019/8/のツイート
江川紹子とその賛同者は
「日本人は感情が高ぶったときになにをするかわからない」
から徴用工判決について三権分立を受け入れられずに全く関係ない貿易問題で難癖を付けて韓国をホワイト国から除外した上に、カウンターで軍事協定破棄されて逆ギレと言われも反論不可だな

※ togetter 2019年 8月 24日
江川紹子さん、レイシスト認定されてしまう
 
※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/25のツイート
日本の統一教会カルトもリベラルも一緒になって「文在寅が、日本より北朝鮮を選んだ」と驚く。驚くのはこっちだ。なんで南北統一を掲げる韓国の大統領が、北朝鮮よりアベの日本を選ばないといけない? 制裁と脅迫しか知らない外交で、米国はまた1つ同盟国を失った? カモにされながら着いてく日本

※ The Grayzone@GrayzoneProject氏の2019/8/25のツイート
"In my own lifetime Israel has bombed Tunisia, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and it has also downed a Libyan civilian airliner," @AsadAbukhalil
tells @AaronJMate
"The only surprising thing about it is that how little coverage it gets"

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/24のツイート
日本のメディアは、ずっと井戸の中。世界の軸が大きく動いていることも気づかない? 気づいていても、米国に遠慮して語れない。恐らく前者の低レベル! 韓国が積極的に東方フォーラムのプロジェクトに参加。南北朝鮮を鉄道で繋げ、ユーラシア大陸と結ぶ。日本はまだ米国の餌食にされる?

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/24のツイート
市街戦ごっこをエンジョイする田中龍作! 「非暴力の活動家が犠牲になっている」という、誰も信じないストーリーを書き続けるNEDジャーナリスト。英領事館にインタビューしたら? サイモン・チェン釈放されたよ。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/8/24のツイート
日米同盟のおかげで日本人がむしり取られ、どんどん貧乏になっているのにまだ気づかない? 国民の命と財産を守らない日米同盟!

※ 合法先生@barbeejill3氏の2019/8/24のツイート
18歳以下の自殺が最も多いのは夏休み明けの日です。
来週から新学期というところも多いと思います。
学校が死ぬほど嫌な人は休めばいいし、辞めてもいいし、転校してもいいし、とにかく学校に行かなくていい。
学校を休んだからって人生終わるわけでもないから。

※ 盛田隆二@product1954氏の2019/8/23のツイート
プーチンに3000億円貢ぎ、F35を150機爆買いでトランプに2兆円超貢ぎ、たった600億円削減するために、花粉症治療薬が全額自己負担に! 国民が納めた税金を国民のために使わないのに安倍政権支持率はアップする。完全に理解不能です
花粉症薬、保険適用外に=医療費600億円削減

※  MSNニュース2018/11/12 07:00
韓国作成「徴用工企業299社リスト」に日本企業の担当者絶句
 韓国人元徴用工4人が新日鐵住金を相手に損害賠償を求めていた裁判で、1人あたり1億ウォン(約1000万円)の支払いを命じる判決が確定した問題。現在、韓国では少なくとも15件の徴用工訴訟が起こされ、対象の日本企業は約70社にのぼると報じられている。
 新日鐵住金をはじめ、三菱重工業、IHI、東芝、日産自動車、パナソニック、日本郵船、住友化学、王子製紙など日本を代表する企業が並んでいる。麻生太郎・副総理が社長を務めていた麻生セメント、安倍首相の昭恵夫人の実家が創業家の森永製菓も含まれている。
 もし新日鐵住金が賠償に応じて「1人1000万円」の支払いが“判例”になると、新たに22万6000人分の訴訟が起きて日本企業全体で2兆2600億円の賠償が突きつけられる可能性がある。

※ RT@RT_comの2019/8/24のツイート
Woman jumps out of elevator in between floors!
https://twitter.com/i/status/1165035991935016961
・・・海外には、エレベーターの内側の扉がないものもまだあります。少し昔は、エレベーターが各階に止まらずに動き続けるものがありました。

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https://twitter.com/i/status/1164632176018825217


※ 本間 龍  ryu.homma@desler氏の2019/8/23のツイート
これ、全くその通りなんだが、実際に現場で老人たちの世話をしているのは受刑者から選ばれた用務者たちであって、実は刑務官ではないという視点がいつも抜け落ちてる。まぁ記者も素人でそこまでは見抜けないんだろうな。
刑務所、まるで介護施設に | 特集記事 | NHK

※ 最近Windowsの更新が多いなあ、と思っていましたが、不備に対応するための緊急アプデイトがあったようです。
リモートディスクトップの命令で特殊なものを送ることにより、管理者権限でそのパソコンを自由自在に扱えることになるという危険が確認され、緊急アプデイトが行われています。最新のアプデイトを行うとリスクは排除されるそうです。リアルタイム空間線量率測定システムの管理者に確認を依頼するため、取り急ぎ手順をまとめました。
詳しい手順は、いつものようにオン・リクエスト。読まれない記事はアップしません。

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※ イエメンのフーシスが撃墜した米国のドローン。何か果樹の畑でしょうか。正面の男性は、なかなかの体格ですが、スカートのような長い服の上の上着は、まさに背広です。子供も大人もみなこれを着ています。そして履物はサンダル。戦闘に出て山を駆け巡るときもこれです。


※ たぁにぃ@tantantantany氏の2019/8/22のツイート
日本「安全保障上の懸念があるから韓国への輸出優遇処置はやめる」
韓国「えっ?」

韓国「(安全保障上懸念があると言ってきた相手と軍事機密の共有化などできる訳ないだろ)GSOMIA破棄!」
日本「えっ?」

まあ、当然だろうなぁ。。。。


※ 日本国黄帝@nihon_koutei氏の午後9:45 ・ 2019年8月21日のツイート
唖然。日本の税金を使って、平和憲法まで無視して、米軍が使う空母を作ったということか(絶)。★護衛艦「いずも」、最初の利用は米軍機 日本側が伝える:朝日新聞

※ 武侠天下@中華エンタメ情報 Enjoy China@wuxianob氏の2019/8/18のツイート
台湾での公演を予定していた中国ラッパーの徐真真は台湾に到着した際に、台湾当局から徐真真が微博で発表した「香港警察を支持する〜」の言論を削除しなければ公演許可出来ないと言われ、主催側は断固これを拒否し、公演は中止になった。台湾もいよいよここまで来たか…

※ 東京新聞2019年8月20日 21時10分
パキスタンで邦人4人が腎臓移植 違法売買の臓器使用か、1人重篤
 違法な臓器売買が問題となっているパキスタンで腎臓移植を受けた日本人が今年少なくとも4人いたことが20日、患者ら関係者への取材で分かった。1人は手術後に状態が悪化し、命が危険な状態で帰国していた。いずれも東京の業者が仲介。患者への説明などから違法に取引された腎臓が使われた可能性がある。パキスタンでも売買は違法で、患者が摘発される恐れがあるほか、安全性にも問題もあり、専門家は注意を呼び掛けている。
 日本の臓器移植法は、海外であっても臓器提供の対価としてお金を払うことや、無許可のあっせんを禁じている。厚生労働省は情報収集を始めるとともに、対応を検討している。(共同)

※ JNN/TBS 2019年8月21日(水)12時13分
韓国が“対抗策”発表、日本産食品の放射線検査を強化
 韓国政府は21日、微量の放射性物質を検出し送り返した日本産の食品について、さらに検査の回数を2倍に増やすと発表しました。
 「放射能が微量でも検出されて返送された履歴がある輸入食品に対しては、その回収量を2倍に増やして、より一層徹底的に検査する計画です」(イ・スンヨン輸入食品安全政策局長)
 韓国の政府機関は21日、加工食品や農産物など日本産の食品17品目について放射性物質の検査を今月23日から強化すると発表しました。
 韓国政府は、福島県など8県の水産物などを輸入禁止にするとともに、放射性物質が検出された場合、追加検査の証明書を提出するよう求めています。証明書が提出されなかった食品が今回の検査強化の対象となります。
 韓国政府は、これまでにも日本からの廃プラスチックなどの輸入品について放射性物質の検査を強化すると発表していて、一連の措置は日本の輸出管理強化に対する事実上の対抗措置とみられます。(21日11:23) JNN/TBS

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※ ono hiroshi@hiroshimilano氏の2019/8/21のツイート
バカ丸出しでLCCでの来日客をディスるの巻。時代はLCCでヨーロッパはビジネスでもLCCで飛ぶのが当たり前。むしろLCCで気軽に来てくれる人の方がリピーターになりやすい。移動に払うおカネと滞在に払うおカネが比例するとでも思ってるのかね、このくらいの〇〇〇〇になると。

※ 有本 香 Kaori Arimoto@arimoto_kaori氏の午前1:59 ・ 2019年8月20日のツイート
観光を「裾野の広い産業」と位置づけ、多くのより良い雇用を創出しようと目論むなら、呼ぶべきお客様はLCCに乗ってくる人たちではありません。LCCで来る人たちにはそれなりのサービスで応じるのが筋。一般の国民全般に「暖かいサービスを」「交流大事」という勇ましい押し付けはやめていただきたい。

※ 春名風花 official@harukazechan氏の2019/8/19のツイート
今ニュースソース見たらほとんど消されてた。でも僕はこの横浜の恥を一生忘れないし、これからも許さない。「いじめ回避のために小学生が150万円おごらされるのはいじめではない」横浜市教育委員会の岡田優子教育長が明言 | BUZZAP!(バザップ!) https://buzzap.jp/news/20170121-yokohama-ijime/ @BUZZAP_JP
より

※ Dailymotion2019/8/20
High levels of radiation found in processed foods imported from near Fukushima: Report
"日 후쿠시마 가공식품서 방사선 검출…수입 규제해야" A South Korean lawmaker has called for import restrictions on Japanese processed foods from areas affected by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Citing reports from the food safety ministry earlier today, Kim Kwang-su... said thirty-five cases of high levels of radiation were found in around sixteen-thousand imported items from regions surrounding the power plant. He pointed out the current ban on imports of all fishery products from eight prefectures around Fukushima, enforced since 2013, is not enough to ensure the Korean public's safety.

※ 蓮池透@1955Toru氏の2019/8/21のツイート
ある民放社員から「確かに嫌韓モノは視聴率が上がる」と聞いた。
私の地元の街中でも、韓国留学生二人が韓国語で会話をしただけで、そばにいたオバサンにバカヤロウと怒鳴られた。テレビの反韓国に乗ったのか、昭和初期のメンタリティーそのままなのか理由はよく分からないが。

※ きむらとも@kimuratomo氏の午後10:41 ・ 2019年8月19日のツイート
山田正彦元農水大臣『売り渡される食の安全』読了。これは恐ろしい。驚愕の事実が、この一冊に。「食の安全」に向き合うどころか逆行する日本の食糧政策に言葉を失う。日本はスゲーと、中国や韓国をバカにしてる人もいるかも知れないが、食の安全に関しては、日本ヤベーだ。疑うなら読んでみよ、これ。

※ きむらとも@kimuratomo氏の2019/8/19のツイート
安倍さんの別荘でゴルフとBBQを毎年楽しんでいる友人が、今年もSNSに極厚シャトーブリアンと高級ワインの写真をアップ。最近、肉で胸焼けする私はどうでもいいが、子どもの7人に1人、一人親家庭の2人に1人が貧困という国の総理よ、どうか子どもたちは飢えさせないでくれ。

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の2019/8/18のツイート
#HongKong protestors complain about china’s treatment of the #Uyghurs. This is because the US want as Uyghurs to be radicalised and join AlQaeda to fight against #Syria.

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※ Melissa Melendez@asmMelendez氏の2019/8/16のツイート
This isn’t LA or even San Francisco.
It’s Sacramento.
Democrat policies have forced thousands into homelessness.
Absolutely shameful. #CaDeservesbetter
https://twitter.com/i/status/1162141203778830336
道端に簡易なテントが連なる。


※ tunenti@tunentl氏の2019/8/17のツイート
何度もつぶやくよ!内部被曝を避ける為に北海道産の有機JAS米を買ってる人いると思うけど、道産米は「ゆきひかり」を除いては全て遺伝子組み換えだから有機JAS米は有りえない!この事は農業者自身が一番よく知ってるはず!!種取できない事くらいわかってる。騙そうとしてる人いるんだよね!!

※ sparkle@Dufferin_Clark氏の2019/8/18のツイート
返信先: @zebra_masaさん
日本で会社経営した経験からわかるけど、ある程度英語話して、ITがわかる人材を探すだけで日本人はほぼ無理。外国人しか当たらない。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:24| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

脅迫と買収の米国外交

The US State Department is openly using organized crime tactics, including bribery and extortion, in an effort to bend Iran to its will after its usual allies refused to get sucked into a coalition to 'police' the Persian Gulf.

The Pentagon admits that “no plan” has yet come together to combat Iranian oil tanker traffic militarily – the usual “coalition of the willing” has not materialized, with nothing to gain from picking a fight with the well-armed Islamic republic – and has passed the issue to the State Department consiglieres, er, diplomats.

US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook dangled millions of dollars in front of the captain of beleaguered Iranian oil tanker Adrian Darya, Akhilesh Kumar, hoping to entice him into sailing to a country that would impound the vessel Gibraltar released last month – and warning that if Kumar did not comply, he would suffer dire consequences.

“I am writing with good news,” Hook wrote cheerily in an email obtained by the Financial Times, taking care to include an official State Department phone number so the Indian captain wouldn’t think the letter was a scam.

With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age… If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you.

Just two days after delivering the mafia-style missive, Hook notified the captain that he had been sanctioned by the US. Kumar, who replaced the tanker’s previous captain before it left Gibraltar, was placed on the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals list and banned from entering the US – all because he opted to do his job instead of betraying his employers.

A State Department spokeswoman gladly confirmed that Kumar isn’t the only seafarer to receive the carrot-and-stick treatment, either – Hook has emailed “roughly a dozen captains” in recent months in an effort to scare mariners into understanding that helping Iran evade sanctions comes at a heavy price.

“We have conducted extensive outreach to several ship captains as well as shipping companies warning them of the consequences of providing support to a foreign terrorist organization,” the spokeswoman boasted. The US unilaterally declared the IRGC terrorists five months ago – reportedly at Israel’s behest – and the designation has not been adopted by other countries.

The liberation of the Adrian Darya appeared to infuriate Washington, which attempted to stop the ship’s release with a last-minute asset forfeiture suit accusing the ship of crimes including money laundering and terror financing. The US has warned allies that giving aid or comfort to the ship will put them at risk, a threat that may explain why the tanker has appeared to change its destination four times since setting sail from Gibraltar.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif slammed the extortion attempt in a tweet, noting such thuggish foreign policy by the “B Team Gangsters” was “becoming a pattern.”

Having failed at piracy, the US resorts to outright blackmail – deliver us Iran’s oil and receive several million dollars or be sanctioned yourself.

And like any ambitious crime ring, the US is recruiting informants with promises of vast sums of cash – up to $15 million, according to a recent tweet – in exchange for information that helps “disrupt” the financial operations of the IRGC. Any companies and individuals accused of helping Iran evade US sanctions are fair game, as are those who merely do business with the elite military unit.

The name of the program? “Rewards for Justice,” because “Snitch and Get Rich” doesn’t quite fit on State Department letterhead.



RT2019/9/4
US posts $15mn bounty for help with ‘disrupting’ finances of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps
The US government has offered a reward of up to $15 million for information that helps “disrupt” the financial operations of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), while slapping a new round of sanctions on Tehran.

The lavish bounty was announced on Wednesday as part of the Rewards for Justice program, run by the State Department, which offers financial incentives for information on alleged “terrorist activities” that target the US. The IRGC, an elite branch of Tehran’s military, was designated by Washington as a terrorist organization in April.

The US State Department is seeking information on any companies and individuals who allegedly help the IRGC with “evading US and international sanctions” as well as those who merely “do business” with the military unit.

Apart from issuing the bounty notice, Washington has issued a new sanctions package against an “oil-for-terror” network – as they put it – allegedly run by the IRGC. The sanctions broadside targeted 16 companies and nine individuals, allegedly involved in supplying Iranian oil to Syria in breach of US sanctions. Six oil tankers linked to such activities were also placed on the list.

The new round of sanctions and the bounty offer were lauded by top US officials, who gave themselves a pat on the back for taking action against the alleged network.

Washington will continue to impose new sanctions on the country to maintain “maximum pressure,” US special representative for Iran Brian Hook said, adding that “we are not looking to grant any exceptions or waivers.”

Such an approach effectively buries France’s idea to provide Tehran with a $15 billion credit line, suggested earlier by Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, who explicitly said that such a deal would require sanction waivers from the US. The proposed credit arrangement would be guaranteed by Iranian oil revenues and require Tehran to comply with the 2015 nuclear deal, known as the JCPOA, as well as to enter negotiations on regional security.

Tehran has repeatedly urged the EU countries to actually do something to save the 2015 agreement and secure sanctions relief from the US. Earlier on Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave Europe two months to do so, promising to further rollback on its commitments under the JCPOA if this doesn’t happen.


※ US Threatens Iranian Oil Tanker Captain After Failure to Buy Him with Several-Million-Dollar Bribe
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Indian captain of Iranian supertanker, Adrian Darya (formerly known as Grace 1), has received sanctions threat after turned down a several-million-dollar US offer in return for steering the vessel to a country that would impound it on behalf of the United States, western media reported on Wednesday.

In early July, British marines and Gibraltar police seized the Iranian tanker off the Southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, claiming that the ship was transporting crude oil to Syria “in violation” of the EU sanctions placed on Damascus. Washington had applauded the move, hailing it as a sign that Europe is on board with the US unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

11 days after Gibraltar's Supreme Court ignored Washington request to detain the vessel for a further period and ruled in favor of releasing the supertanker, and Just four days before the United States imposed sanctions on the Iranian tanker, captain Akhilesh Kumar received an unusual email from US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook.

“This is Brian Hook . . . I work for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and serve as the US Representative for Iran,” Hook wrote to Kumar on August 26, according to several emails seen by The Financial Times, offering the captain a several million dollar fortune in case he takes the vessel to a country that would seize the ship under the US extraterritorial sanctions.

“With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age,” Hook wrote in a second email to Kumar that also included a warning.

“If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you,” the US official warned.

After Kumar failed to respond, Hook emailed him to say that the US Treasury had imposed sanctions on him.

Hook, who heads the state department’s Iran Action Group, has emailed or texted roughly a dozen captains in recent months in an effort to scare mariners into understanding that helping Iran evade sanctions comes at a heavy price.

In late August, The US Treasury Department blacklisted the Iranian oil tanker - recently freed from a month-long detention in Gibraltar - and sanctioned its captain after an attempt to confiscate the ship failed.

Iran had condemned the “illegal move” of London and described it as “tantamount to piracy”. Tehran accused the UK of doing Washington’s bidding and helping the US attempt to stifle the Islamic Republic’s oil exports, rejecting London's claim that the supertanker was carrying crude for Syria.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei had slammed Britain’s illegal seizure of the oil tanker, warning London of a pending response to the seizure of the supertanker that he referred to as a case of "piracy".

Then a week later in mid-July, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) impounded the British tanker ship, 'Stena Impero', as it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz en route to Saudi Arabia "for failing to respect international maritime rules”. The Stena Impero is still in Iranian custody, while Tehran has stated that the fate of violator British oil tanker seized in the Iranian waters depends on a decision made by the judiciary.

The recent moves by foreign powers in the Middle East such as US sanctions on Tehran's oil, UK seizure of Iranian supertanker, as well as, "sabotage operations" on oil ships have intensified the turmoil in the region and the turmoil in the international energy market, affecting global crude prices in recent months.

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/9/4のツイート
8月25日、イスラエルが、シリアとイラクとレバノンをドローン空爆。シリアでヒズボラ2人、イラクでハシドシャアビ司令官が殺された。翌日、ヒズボラ書記長ナスララが報復を宣言。ポンペオが「報復を止めたら、制裁を解除する」と伝えるが、9月1日、イスラエル軍戦車をミサイル攻撃! FARSが開かない

FARSNEWS2019/9/5
Envoy Warns IMO on Seizure of Iranian Oil Tanker by Washington
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeedinejad cautioned the International Maritime Organization (IMO) of the US seizure of the country's oil tanker, Adrian Darya, after its attempts to blackmail the vessel's captain.

Baeedinejad wrote on his twitter page on Wednesday that Iranian Embassy in London has warned the IMO and its members against the US threats against the Iranian tanker.

The Iranian diplomat said that the US has threatened ports not to provide services to 'Adrian Darya' or ex-Grace 1 in violation of maritime regulations.

He further said that the US threats endanger the international maritime treaties as well as the security of international seas.

The Indian captain of Iranian supertanker, Adrian Darya (formerly known as Grace 1), received sanctions threat after turned down a several-million-dollar US offer in return for steering the vessel to a country that would impound it on behalf of the United States, western media reported on Wednesday.

In early July, British marines and Gibraltar police seized the Iranian tanker off the Southern coast of the Iberian Peninsula, claiming that the ship was transporting crude oil to Syria “in violation” of the EU sanctions placed on Damascus. Washington had applauded the move, hailing it as a sign that Europe is on board with the US unilateral sanctions against Tehran.

11 days after Gibraltar's Supreme Court ignored Washington request to detain the vessel for a further period and ruled in favor of releasing the supertanker, and Just four days before the United States imposed sanctions on the Iranian tanker, captain Akhilesh Kumar received an unusual email from US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook.

“This is Brian Hook . . . I work for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and serve as the US Representative for Iran,” Hook wrote to Kumar on August 26, according to several emails seen by The Financial Times, offering the captain a several million dollar fortune in case he takes the vessel to a country that would seize the ship under the US extraterritorial sanctions.

“With this money you can have any life you wish and be well-off in old age,” Hook wrote in a second email to Kumar that also included a warning.

“If you choose not to take this easy path, life will be much harder for you,” the US official warned.

After Kumar failed to respond, Hook emailed him to say that the US Treasury had imposed sanctions on him.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:19| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

緊急警告 蓋のない1・2号機排気塔 放射性物質が飛び続けます

東京新聞2019年08月14日
苦闘する排気筒解体の現場 福島第一原発

この記事によれば、2020年3月までに高さを半分にする計画だそうです。そしてこの記事に付された画像です。排気塔の内部に固定装置がすっぽりと入り込み摩擦とドリルの突出部で固定される仕組みです。


筒身はこの固定装置で保持固定され、下部に付いた回転ノコギリで切断されます。

固定装置が筒身の内側に押し付けられた部分は、接触や摩擦で筒身の内側に付着した放射性物質が筒身からはがれて遊離します。

また回転カッターが動けば振動が生じ、それは筒身の内側全体に付着した放射性物質を筒身からはがして遊離させる効果を与えます。

作業が始まった2019/8/1以降、F1近郊の線量率測定機器では、顕著な線量率の上昇が観察されています。

※ 福島県下での個人の空間線量率測定結果。左cpm、右μSv/h。



福島県下に限らず東京都近郊でもスパイクの立つことが増えています。

2019/8/12


2019/8/27
019/8/27


これは放射性物質あるいはそれを含んだ空気が流れてきてそれの発する放射線を測定器が感知したものです。気流に乗って流れていますから通り過ぎて行きこの高い値は間もなく消えます。

しかし、場所によってはこのような線量率の上昇が長く続くことがあります。



線量率の変化の状況からみると、流れてくる放射性物質の粒子は少し大きくて遠くではまぱらだが、ところによってはそれがかなりまとまって流れてきているようです。

こんな粒子を吸い込んだら肺がんの原因ともなりましょう。

来年3月まで上部から順次切り取られていくこととなれば、振動を加えられて放射性物質が遊離した状態の筒身が蓋もされないまま、放射性物質を飛ばし放題となります。

しかも下に行けば筒身が太くなりますし、より多くの放射性物質が付着しています。根元にはヘドロ状になったものが固まっているともみられています。

この秋から来年春にかけて大変危険な状態が続きます。関東はこれから北寄りの風の日が多くなります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:06| Comment(6) | 福島原発事故