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2019年11月11日

トルコが欧米出身のテロリストを本国送還

トルコが欧米出身のテロリストを本国に送還しているとの記事です。トルコは、シリア難民のヨーロッパへのゲートを開けると言って欧州を脅していましたが、今度はテロリストを出身国に強制送還すると強い姿勢を示し、欧州にゆさぶりをかけています。

トランプも、ISISテロリストを解放するぞと欧州を脅しました。

どこまで本気でやるのか、単なる駆け引きの材料なのか、よくわかりません。

FARSNEWS2019/11/11
Turkey: US Citizen Daesh Terrorist Repatriated
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ankara has repatriated one Daesh (also known as ISIL or ISIS) terrorist from the United States and this week will deport several more terrorists back to Germany, the Turkey’s Interior Ministry said on Monday.

“A US citizen Daesh terrorist has been repatriated after the completion of legal procedures,” Ismail Catakli, the interior ministry spokesman, told Anadolu news agency.

The deportation of a German national Daesh terrorist is in progress, Catakli said, adding that a Danish Daesh terrorist would also be repatriated on Monday.

“So, a total of three foreign national terrorists will be deported from our country today,” he stated, noting that seven more German national Daesh terrorists will also be deported on November 14.

The legal proceedings for the two Irish national terrorists caught in Syria were about to end and they would also be repatriated soon, he added.

“Two more German national terrorists who had been captured in Syria will be deported […] this week. In addition, the legal proceedings for the 11 French national terrorists who had been captured on the Syrian territories are in progress,” Catakli said.

"Turkey will extradite them no matter what," he stressed.

Turkey’s interior minister on Saturday announced that Ankara would start extraditing captured Daesh terrorists on November 11 to their home countries.

The issue of the handling of Daesh members and their families detained in Syria --- including foreign members of the terror group --- has been controversial, with Turkey arguing foreign-born terrorists should be repatriated to their countries of origin.

Ankara has stated that it will send Daesh members back to their countries, but several European countries have refused, saying the terrorists were denationalized.

Turkey has so far deported 7,500 Daesh members, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said last week, adding that there are currently 1,149 Daesh terrorists in Turkish prisons.

Since Turkey recognized Daesh as a terrorist group in 2013, the Turkish state has been attacked by Daesh terrorists numerous times, including 10 suicide bombings, seven bombings, and four armed attacks which killed 315 people, including police officers and soldiers, and injured hundreds.

In response to the attacks, Turkey launched anti-terror operations at home and abroad, neutralizing 3,500 Daesh terrorists and arresting 5,500.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US would attack foes & friends to protect its hegemony and doesn’t shy away from using terrorists as proxies – Assad to RT

US would attack foes & friends to protect its hegemony and doesn’t shy away from using terrorists as proxies – Assad to RT
Syria became a testing ground for the US as it refines its tools to safeguard global hegemony, President Bashar Assad told RT’s Afshin Rattansi in an exclusive interview. He also explained what many Syrians are fighting for.

Washington sees its former dominant role slipping away and is trying to preserve it using all means available, the Syrian leader believes. So the US would “fight the Russians, the Iranians, the Syrians, whoever said ‘No’. Even their allies if they said ‘No’. Like the Western governments, they will fight with them,” he said.

In fact, Syria was targeted by the US after two very costly direct military invasions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In the latter case, the US and its allies fought against Saddam Hussein – an Iraqi strongman, who enjoyed active support of Washington and London for decades – particularly in his war with another American rival – Iran.

Yet, later, relations between them soured in the wake of the Gulf War and Saddam’s Iraq was eventually designated a target for US invasion in 2003.

Campaigns against Saddam and the Taliban in Afghanistan turned out to be too costly for Washington and apparently brought lower yields than expected.

So, the US took a different approach in an attempt to topple his government, Assad said, a war through jihadist proxies. Contrary to the public declaration that terrorist groups like Al-Qaeda, the Nusra Front or Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) were to be eliminated, the US had no qualms about supporting them as long as they were following their goals.

“Al-Qaeda is a proxy against the Syrian government, against the Russian government and the Iranian government,” he explained.

How did ISIS rise suddenly in 2014?! Out of nowhere! Out of nothing! In Iraq and Syria at the same time, with American armaments?! It’s very clear.

US hand in glove of terrorists

He said IS at the peak of its power could not have been smuggling oil worth millions of dollars per month out of Syria without the US turning a blind eye.

“Since ISIS started … looting Syrian oil in 2014, they had two partners: [Turkish President Tayyip] Erdogan and his coterie, and the Americans, whether the CIA or others,” he said. The US-supervised looting of Syria’s riches openly continues today, he added. Yet, that looting – so the president says – doesn’t stop when a war ends.

The Americans always try to loot other countries in different ways regarding not only their oil or money, or financial resources. They loot their rights, their political rights, every other right. That's their historical role at least after World War II.

Assad said that murky ties between Washington and hardline militants in Syria is the reason why he is skeptical about Donald Trump’s claim that American special ops indeed took down IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Just like in the case of Osama Bin Laden, no definitive proof of the death was made public, which contrasts sharply with what happened to people like Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein or Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Moscow, for its part, also has reservations about claims Baghdadi is dead, calling for the release of some definite proof.

Regardless of whether al-Baghdadi is dead or alive, the important thing is not to be sidetracked by the brouhaha, Assad believes.

The whole story was about whitewashing the American hand from being hand in glove with the terrorists during the last, not only few years, but during the last decades.

People fight and die for a cause, not a person

The narrative supporting regime change in Syria usually focuses on Assad and his inner circle, claiming that disposing of the so-called ‘dictator’ would be enough to ensure positive change in Syria. “Assad must go” has long been a mantra in the West. The man himself says the notion is ridiculous since hundreds of thousands of Syrians fighting on the side of Damascus are certainly not putting their lives on the line for his person.

“People would die, especially en masse for a cause, and this cause is defending their country, defending their existence, their future,” he said.

The same is even truer for nations like Iran and Russia, which sent their troops to help the Syrians in the battle against terrorism. Believing that any government would bet its interests on the political survival of a single foreign leader “is against logic,” Assad said. The leader is often accused of using brutality and terror tactics against the civilian population to turn against the militant groups opposing Damascus and pledge allegiance to the Syrian government. He argued that such an approach would be not only immoral but also impractical.

“The war in Syria was about capturing the hearts of the people, and you cannot capture the hearts of the people by bombarding them,” he said. “How could the Syrian people support their state and their president and their army, if they are killing them?”
Economic warfare continues

Assad said that Western leaders who say that the Syrian people are suffering under his government are hypocrites because the very same leaders inflict suffering on Syrians through economic sanctions. It is basically just another way to try and ensure regime change, he argued.

This is maybe the last ditch-attempt in order to push them to be against their government. But they tried it last winter, they tried it before, and it did not work because the people knew the whole story, and they knew where their interest lies.

Syria traditionally has a strong public sector, which provides many services like healthcare or education free or at subsidized prices. With the economy crippled by the war even more people rely on the government to get basic things like food or heating oil.

The sanctions, however, are not limited to the government, Assad said. Private investors are strongly discouraged by the US and its allies from bringing capital into government-controlled parts of Syria, which makes economic recovery, reconstruction and return of refugees harder.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:16| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

「アサド政権、復興画策」?? アサドであろうと誰であろうと復興がシリア政府の喫緊の課題なのに

時事通信社2019年11月11日(月)7時38分
「IS後」シリアどうなる=アサド政権、復興画策―都内でシンポ
 過激派組織「イスラム国」(IS)掃討と米軍撤収が進むシリア情勢を検証するシンポジウム「ISとUSがいなくなったシリアはどこへ向かうのか」が10日、東京都内で開かれ、東京外国語大の青山弘之教授は「ISというブランドが使えなくなっても過激派は滅びない」と警告した。一方で、シリア復興をめぐり各国の思惑が今後うごめくと予想した。
 北部の要衝アレッポと、首都ダマスカスや西部の港湾都市をつなぐ幹線道路は、反体制派の「最後の牙城」北西部イドリブ県を貫く。青山教授によると、アサド政権とロシアは、反体制派に影響力を持つトルコと交渉し、この幹線道路の確保を急いでいる。「復興こそがシリアの国策」で、物流の復活は欠かせないからだ。
 青山教授の見立てでは、政権側としては10月末に始まった「シリア憲法起草委員会」などを通じ、来年の議会選に反体制派やクルド人を説得して一部でも参加させた上で、再来年の大統領選でアサド氏が勝利し、各国に体制打倒を断念させたい。復興を視野に欧米や湾岸諸国を巻き込んだ駆け引きが始まる可能性があるという。
 内戦前、現地で支援を行った経験がある支援団体「ピースオブシリア」の中野貴行代表によると、シリアは「物乞いもホームレスもいない社会」で、無線通信Wi―Fi(ワイファイ)普及も日本より早かった。復興には難民帰還が不可欠だが、帰国を避ける男性が多い。「徴兵を嫌がっている」ためだという。学校へ行っていない難民の子供も多く、中野代表は「4年行かないと復学しなくなるといわれ、『失われた世代』になってしまう」と早急な対策を訴えた。
 【時事通信社】
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:18| Comment(0) | 国際・政治