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2020年01月14日

ウクライナ機の撃墜は、軍の担当以外に原因者がいる?

イランの地対空ミサイル操作担当は、発射決断の直前に司令部との通信が不調になったとされています。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/1/14のツイート
これは十分疑うべき事態では? イランの反政府活動家が、旅客機が撃墜される場所と時間に現れ、凍える寒さの中、空を撮影し、悪名高い嘘付きNATOプロパガンダのベーリングキャットに動画を送信した。これは普通に起こり得ることか?

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/1/14のツイート
1月8日午前6時に、閑散とした駐車場からウクライナ旅客機が撃墜される様子を撮影したのは、反政府派のナリマン・ガリブと判明した! 反政府派が、旅客機が撃墜される時間に、ちょうどその場所にいて空を撮影していた? なんて偶然なんだ!

次の記事は、ウクライナ機の撃墜について米国にも責任がないわけではないとしていますが、その根拠は明確ではありません。

globalresearch.2020/1/12
According to Russian Experts: The US Bears “Partial Responsibility” for the “Human Error” Which Caused the Ukrainian plane crash
A Russian military site Avia.pro has addressed the issue of “human error” relating to the crash of Ukraine’s Boeing 737 [departing from Tehran] on January 8, minutes after takeoff, which resulted in the death of 179 passengers and members of the crew.

Relying on military experts, the report intimates that the incident bears a canny (point by point) resemblance to the destruction of a Russian IL-20 in Latakia, Syria in September 2018.

Israeli fighters, followed by Syrian missiles, used the Russian plane as a shield, even if it meant its destruction and the death of 15 passengers.

The Russian military website refers to an independent investigation that concluded the US is “at least partial US responsibility” in the January 8 tragedy:

“According to experts, the US military had deliberately changed the information on the Ukrainian Boeing 737 flight, making it a real target for the Iranian air defense systems.”

According to data from Pentagon-related sources, several U.S. military planes were observed in the sky in the vicinity of Iran’s airspace, just at the time of the Boeing’s flight departure.

Anomalies were observed on Iran’s radar system, probably due to a cyber attack.

The civilian plane was therefore confused with a fighter plane heading directly for a military target.

“Since the pilot made a U-turn, it is very likely that the US cyber attack had also focused on the navigation system of the Ukrainian Boeing. This is not the first time that Americans have done this type of action, ” said Avia.pro.

In addition, a member of the Security and Defense Committee of the Russian Duma accused the provocative US measures against Iran of having been the cause of the Ukrainian plane crash.

Original article Corriere PL (Italian) Translation by Global Research

ロウハニは、特別法廷設置の考えを示しています。「他にも関与している者がいる」との発言は、何かまだ明らかにされていない事実をつかんでいる可能性を示唆します。例えば、イラン国内の反政府活動を行う人たち。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/1/14のツイート
「ウクライナ旅客撃墜は、ミサイルのボタンを押した者だけの責任ではない。他にも関与している者がいる。この件について、人々にすべて明らかにしたい」―イラン・ロウハニ大統領が特別法廷の設置を訴えた

PRESSTV
Tuesday, 14 January 2020 10:22 AM [ Last Update: Tuesday, 14 January 2020 11:45 AM ]
Iran's President Rouhani calls for special court to hear plane tragedy cases
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says all those responsible for the accidental shooting down of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran should be brought to justice, urging that a special tribunal be appointed to hear cases and try all those involved.

The Ukrainian jetliner tragedy is not an ordinary case, which requires that the Judiciary set up a special court presided by a supreme judge to look into the issue with the help of the most professional experts in the field, President Rouhani suggested.

The Ukraine International Airlines' Flight 752, en route to Kiev and carrying mostly Iranian and Iranian-Canadian passengers, crashed minutes after take-off near the capital Tehran early on Wednesday, killing all 176 on board.

In their initial assessments, Iranian officials attributed the crash to technical failure and dismissed the possibility of the plane having been shot down by missiles.

However, after conducting a thorough investigation, Iran’s General Staff of the Armed Forces released a statement on Saturday, acknowledging that the Ukrainian plane had been brought down by a missile fired “unintentionally” due to “human error.”

この特別法廷の設置の件は、米国のMSMが一斉に報じています。

米国は、トランプを含め、早い段階からイランがmistakeによりウクライナ機を撃墜したと述べていました。

テヘランは、カスピ海から100kmあります。


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:53| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イランのルーハニ大統領は何で長い上着を着ている?

来日時のルーハニ大統領がタラップを降りてくるところ。ズボンをはいていますね。上はTシャツのようなものでしょうか。
 

自宅でのサッカー観戦時、服装も調度も西側と変わらない。

髪の毛長くないですね。ターバンは帽子のようになもの?

ハメネイがソレイマニ暗殺のニュースを聞き、激怒してターバンを投げ捨てていました。

ザリフや他の公務員は、普通の洋服を着ています。

この長い上着は、何かの社会的ステータスを示すもののようです。お坊様が袈裟を着るように。

目下、易者をやるときの服装を研究中なのです。背広の上にこういう長い上着を着れば、それなりの感じがしそうですね。ただ帽子が必要かも。独特の形ですよね、あれは。易者帽というのがありました。和風帽子。フリーサイズあり。

古着屋を巡って黒っぽい羽織のようなものを探さなくては。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

爆弾を落とされるとこうなります トルコ軍によるクルド指導者の肖像画爆撃例

この記事は、当初2018-02-03 23:48:05に掲載しました。

次のラッカ解放を祝うクルドSDF女性兵士の記念撮影で掲げられている肖像は、PKKの政治指導者アブドゥラ・オカラン氏。同氏は1999年からトルコ政府により投獄されています。


2018/2、トルコ軍がシリア北部でMount Darmikの斜面にあるアブドラ・オカラン氏の巨大肖像画を爆撃しました。



ブルブルという町の近くです。








すでに刑務所に収容されている政治的人物の肖像画を爆撃しなくてもと思いますが、トルコ、エルドアンの感覚は分かりません。

ここで見ていただきたいのは、爆弾が落ちるとすぐ上の画像のように一瞬で破壊されるということです。

この肖像画の幅は額縁部分を入れないで30mです。爆弾の命中点を中心に周辺に25mは軽く超える広がりで破裂による衝撃波が飛んでいます。


日本人は、爆弾が落ちるとどうなるかという経験がありません。

唯一あるのは、福島第一原発3号機の爆発です。これはデトネイトだとされています。


爆弾やミサイルが落ちてから着替えをしたり、懐中電灯を探したり、しっかりした靴を履いたりしている暇はありません。次々に爆弾が落ちてくるのなら外に出ることもできないでしょう。とにかく弾が落ちないこと、逸れることを願うしかないのです。

上の爆撃された肖像画のその後です。


爆弾が飛んでこないようにするには、周辺の国と友好的な関係を保つことです。日本の外交は米国の言いなりですから、独自外交は無理です。

米国は、対ロシアを念頭に先制核攻撃もありうると発言している人もいます。ロシアは、先制攻撃されたら、その発射地点だけではなく、米軍の指令指揮の地点や他の攻撃拠点に向けてミサイル攻撃をすると言っています。

米国が先制攻撃した20分後、30分後に反撃のミサイル攻撃を受けることがあるのです。今の政府、その外交政策の下で私たちの命はまさにいつ何があるかわからない状況に置かれています。

元の動画が次の記事にあります。
Turkey bombs giant portrait of Kurdish leader Ocalan near Afrin (VIDEO)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:50| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

リビア和平協議 続き

世界が驚いたリビアの両派の1/13、モスクワでの停戦交渉。合意文書にハフターの側が拒否して帰国しました。しかし、確実な一歩前進。

次の記事は余計な説明が入っていてわかりづらいです。
SPUTNIK2020/1/14
Haftar Leaves Moscow for Libya Without Signing Ceasefire Deal With GNA
09:46 14.01.2020(updated 10:07 14.01.2020)
Talks began on Monday morning between Russia and Turkey’s foreign and defence ministers in the so-called "2+2" format. Afterwards, representatives from Russia and Turkey met with the GNA and LNA delegations separately. Negotiations went on for more than six hours and were closed to the media.

The Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed that Libyan National Army (LNA) leader Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar has left Moscow without signing a ceasefire agreement with the head of the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj.

The main issues of the talks were the parameters and the possibility of an armistice agreement being signed between the Government of National Accord's Fayez Sarraj and the head of the Libyan National Army, Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

In turn, the Libyan delegation of the Government of National Accord, headed by Prime Minister Fayez Sarraj, has left Moscow for Istanbul after signing the ceasefire agreement which their primary opponents, the Libyan National Army have yet to sign, GNA Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala said.

"The delegation of the Presidential Council of the GNA and the High Council of State has left Moscow after signing [the ceasefire agreement], we are now in Istanbul," Siala said.

Siala also confirmed that Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the LNA commander, asked for additional time to study the document before signing it perhaps on Tuesday.

"Haftar asked for a delay till tomorrow and may sign [the ceasefire agreement] at the insistence of Russians," Siala explained.

Representatives from the LNA and GNA did not meet each other at the talks, according to Hamid al-Safi, the adviser to the speaker of Libya’s eastern-based parliament that supports Haftar’s LNA. The adviser stated that parliamentary speaker Aguila Saleh and Haftar met only with the Russian representatives, while al-Sarraj and Khaled al-Mishri, the head of the GNA High Council of State, met with both Turkish and Russian diplomats.

On Monday, Sarraj and Haftar met in the Russian capital for talks mediated by Russia and Turkey. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Haftar had asked for a little extra time to look at a draft ceasefire agreement between Libya’s conflicting sides.

On Sunday, LNA and GNA announced a ceasefire in the country, effectively halting the months-long LNA offensive to take the GNA-held capital of Tripoli. The ceasefire appears fragile as the sides have accused each other of violating the truce.

RT2020/1/14
Libyan General Haftar left Moscow talks without signing truce with Tripoli-based GNA
Khalifa Haftar, who leads the Libyan National Army, failed to come to terms with the rival Government of National Accord, leaving the closely-watched Moscow talks without signing any agreement, Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirmed.

“We continue to work with [the opposing] sides,” the ministry told Russian TASS news agency.

General Haftar and his delegation returned to Benghazi earlier on Tuesday after the talks ended at an impasse, Al Arabiya reported. The channel cites the general himself, who says the draft agreement that was due to be signed during the Moscow peace talks didn’t include some provisions crucial to his Libyan National Army (LNA). The 76-year-old general insisted on “dismantling and disarming” forces loyal to the internationally-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) which has a seat in Tripoli, a military source from the LNA told the news outlet.

Earlier, Turkey and Russia joined forces to push the LNA and GNA into signing a binding truce that would have ended the months-long hostilities and laid the groundwork for a settlement.

Meanwhile, GNA Foreign Minister Mohamed Taher Siala told Russian media that their delegation did sign the agreement before departing Moscow. It was also reported that Fayez al-Sarraj, the GNA’s prime minister, refused to meet with Haftar in person, with Russian and Turkish diplomats acting as intermediaries between the two.

“Today we can report that some progress was made,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Monday, when the talks were in full swing.

The negotiations were met with praise by major world actors. The Libyan ceasefire was “a first step in the right direction, but what you need is a process for consolidation, for reconstruction and a government of unity,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said, adding that “there is a long way to go.”

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a summit on Libya to take place in Berlin on January 19.

速報性のSPUTNIK、少し遅れて内容を深めたRT、さらに遅れてポイントをまとめたFARSNEWSとそれぞれに持ち味があります。最もやさしい英語がFARSNEWS。

With their statehood destroyed by NATO, Libya’s warring sides should come to terms, not fight each other – Lavrov
Major world powers are pushing Libya’s warring factions to find a way out of the conflict that has ravaged the country since 2011’s “criminal and illegitimate” NATO bombings annihilated its statehood, Sergey Lavrov has said.

All nations interested in bringing lasting peace to Libya – among them key European and Middle Eastern powers – “are acting in the same direction and are encouraging all Libyan parties to come to an agreement, rather than continuing to sort things out by force,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday.

These days, we are working exactly to ensure that all Libyan parties show the same responsibility for the fate of their country.

At the moment “there is no statehood in Libya,” the top diplomat lamented, claiming it was effectively annihilated by NATO back in 2011 and the Libyan people are still bearing the brunt of that “criminal, illegitimate venture.”

“If Libya could become 'a second Syria', I believe the Libyan people will benefit from this,” Lavrov said, in an apparent reference to a concerted effort by Moscow, Ankara and Tehran to stem hostilities between the Syrian army and rebel forces in various parts of the country.

READ MORE: Moscow talks offer chance for peace in Libya’s post NATO-intervention bloody civil war

The top diplomat spoke shortly after Turkey and Russia enforced a ceasefire between the rebellious Libyan National Army (LNA) and the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) based in Tripoli. They also brokered a major peace summit in Moscow this week, where it was suggested that hostilities stop without any preconditions.

But General Khalifa Haftar, chief of the LNA, refused to sign an agreement, claiming it didn’t include some of demands put forward by his organization.




シリアでのトルコとシリアの調停、アフガンでのタリバンの調停、そしてリビアです。ラブロフは、関係者から厚い信頼があります。今日1/14の6:45にスリランカに着いています。日本時間16時現在会見を行っています。すごいスケジュールです。スリランカまでは、モスクワから札幌までの距離に近いのですが、特別機は大圏コースは飛ばずにあちこち迂回しているでしょう。40人ほどの大デリゲーションだとあります。

Russian Foreign Minister arrives in Sri Lanka
Tue, Jan 14, 2020, 10:31 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 14, Colombo: Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov arrived in Sri Lanka this morning on a two-day official visit.

The Foreign Minister was accompanied by a 42-member delegation.

Foreign Minister Lavrov and his delegation arrived at the Katunayake airport at 6.35 this morning on a special flight from Moscow.

Minister Susil Premajayantha, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka and the Ambassador of the Russian Embassy in Colombo welcomed the Russian Minister.

According to the Russian Foreign Ministry, Minister Lavrov will meet with President of Sri Lanka Gotabaya Rajapaksa today. He will also holds talks with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena.

The Russian Minister plans to discuss the current state of Russian-Sri Lankan relations, the prospects for promoting political dialogue, the development of cooperation in trade, economic, humanitarian and other fields, as well as consider expanding the bilateral legal framework, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson said.

Following Sri Lanka's visit, Foreign Minister Lavrov will visit New Delhi, India tomorrow to take part in the Raisina Dialogue conference set to take place in the Indian capital on January 14-16.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:44| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

中国を知るには@CarlZhaのツイートがお勧め

中国に関する客観的な情報は日本語ではなかなか接することができません。英語のほうがアクセス可能のように思います。次の方は、中国人のまだ若い男性のようですが、書かれている内容は客観的。香港問題についてもそうでした。

シリアからツイッターなどで英語で発信している若い方も、どちらかというと中流以上の階層に属する人たちのようです。中米についてはそういう情報発信が少ない。イランについても、国営放送以外には情報発信が乏しい。そこが先進国と途上国との目に見える違いになっています。(イランはインスタグラムの利用が多いとされています)

Carl Zha@CarlZha氏のツイートに付されていたセルフィ画像。中国の若い人たちの露出が増えているのでしょう。自信をつけている表れでとても良いと思います。


※ Carl Zha@CarlZha氏の2019/11/20のツイート
Regarding Cultural Revolution, both sides of my family were part of pre-revolution urban professional elite, so they went thru hard times. Experience likely very different for rural people in the Chinese countryside. But intellectuals write memoirs, so we hear more their stories

I have read memoirs by people growing up in Chinese countryside during Cultural Revolution mentioned that they accidentally benefited from having intellectuals forcibly send down to their villages as their teachers, gave them leg up to pass college entrance exam after CR was over

Until very recently, majority of Chinese people lived in rural countryside. Mao’s revolution brought mass education. But true transformation happened after 1980s, when many were lifted out of abject poverty and have chance to start new lives in cities.

shadowproof 2019/10/15
Interview With Carl Zha On The Neoliberal Economic Decline Fueling Hong Kong Protests
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Carl Zha, the host of “Silk and Steel,” which is a weekly podcast on the history, culture, and current events of China and the Silk Road.

Zha provides a primer on what has unfolded with the protests in Hong Kong. He describes how they started, the role an extradition bill has played, the poverty and inequality fueling protests, and the protesters’ demands. He also provides a thumbnail history of the colonial history around China and Hong Kong.

He goes on to recall some of the incidents and flashpoints that have occurred, including violence that has been committed by Hong Kong protesters.

The National Endowment for Democracy and the Oslo Freedom Forum have provided tactical support. Zha addresses the way in which the U.S. government and U.S. groups are aiding Hong Kong protesters and what that means for the protests.

Later in the episode, Zha discusses the nativism inherent in the protests that is directed against mainland Chinese people, and he also highlights the controversy that erupted around the NBA in the past week.

To listen to the interview, click on the above player or go here.

***

As Carl Zha recounts, the protests started with a murder. A 19 year-old Hong Kong man murdered his pregnant girlfriend in Taiwan. There is no extradition treaty between Hong Kong and Taiwan so he could not be brought to trial. But he stole from his girlfriend’s bank account. He was charged with theft and sentenced to prison.

Hong Kong is operating under British colonial laws that were preserved even after the “One Country, Two Systems” rule. It does not have an extradition treaty with mainland China or Taiwan. So, in response to the murder, an extradition bill was proposed, and it had to cover mainland China as well. That spurred the campaign against the legislation.

Protests in Hong Kong led to the government taking a step back. Action on the extradition bill was suspended. Yet, as Zha recounted, that was not enough for protesters.

“On the day the Hong Kong government that the bill would be suspended, the protest actually escalated into violence. A group of protesters stormed the Hong Kong legislature building then broke in and they tore down the Hong Kong flag and replaced it with a British colonial Hong Kong flag with a union jack on it.”

“Some protesters took selfies and said, hey, look, we’re inside the legislature and posted on Instagram,” Zha added. “They are in trouble legally so they are trying to flee to Taiwan. That became another demand from the protesters’ side. Now they demand amnesty for all the protesters who got arrested under riot charges.”

The biggest demand of the protesters, however, is universal suffrage. They want this for the Hong Kong chief executive position and the Hong Kong legislative council.

Zha said no deaths had occurred during the protests. A couple of protesters threw themselves off of a bridge to pressure authorities to accept demands and died.

“We actually have protests around the world in Latin America, in Asia, in Iraq, and people have died,” Zha said, comparing the police response in Hong Kong to violence that has not sparked nearly as much outrage.

Much of the coverage of the Hong Kong protests has ignored the separatist and xenophobic nature of demonstrations.

Hong Kong is still a very wealthy city but compared to mainland China, according to Zha, it used to be 27 percent of the entire Chinese GDP.

“I remember growing up in China in the 1980s. I just remember Hong Kong as a magical paradise. People are wealthy. They have so much money.”

Recently, mainland China grew more wealthier while the Hong Kong economy is not comparatively doing as well. Zha said Hong Kong is facing what the wider Western world is facing economically.

“Hong Kong used to be a manufacturing center. In the 1980s, after China opened up, all the Hong Kong capitalists then moved their factories from Hong Kong into China, where labor costs are much cheaper. And so all the manufacturing of Hong Kong got hollowed out.”

What was left in Hong Kong was finance and real estate, and Hong Kong youth face diminishing economic prospects, especially because of skyrocketing housing prices. That is partly a result of the Hong Kong government, which derives most of its revenue from land sales to developers.

“Hong Kong always gets extolled in Western neoliberal circles as this beacon of free will and capitalism,” Zha noted. “Well, this is what you get.”

But all the discontent is channeled into ugly nativism, very similar to what is happening under President Donald Trump. Many people in Hong Kong blame mainland Chinese immigrants for their economic predicament.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:54| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

リビアの停戦なるか ロシアの調停でサプライズ

ロシアが働きかけてリビアのハフター勢に停戦を受け入れさせたことはすでに伝えられましたが、2020/1/13、モスクワではハフターとトリポリ政府の首相がモスクワで交渉に参加、合意案が作成されたとのことです。6時間のクローズドドアの会談だったとされています。
プーチンとメルケルの間でベルリンでの和平会議がもたれる予定が公表されていました。プーチンはUAE、カタールと話をしています。エジプトとも話をしたはずです。フランスはロシア任せだったと。





2019年12月15日 リビアの現実

SPUTNIK2020/1/14
Haftar Leaves Moscow for Libya Without Signing Ceasefire Deal With GNA

RT2020/1/13
Moscow talks offer chance for peace in Libya’s post NATO-intervention bloody civil war
Peace talks in Moscow bringing together the leaders of Libya’s warring parties were a serious step forward in attempts to put an end to a brutal civil war sparked by NATO’s disastrous 2011 military intervention.

Fayez al-Sarraj, who heads the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli and Khalifa Haftar, who commands the rival Libyan National Army (LNA) forces, spent six hours in closed-door discussions mediated by Russia and Turkey. The meeting came as a bit of a surprise as Haftar previously snubbed the ceasefire suggested by Moscow and Ankara.

By Monday evening Moscow time, a draft agreement between Haftar and al-Sarraj said that both sides supported an “unconditional open-ended” ceasefire, but only GNA representatives signed the deal, while Haftar asked to have till Tuesday morning to consider the agreement, which also called for a “military commission to determine a contact line” between the warring parties. Russian media reported that while the two men were in the same building, al- Sarraj refused to engage in direct talks with Haftar.

Mary Fitzgerald@MaryFitzger
What a photo. Turkey & Russia begin negotiations on #Libya in Moscow today. Video clips show broad smiles and friendly handshakes as the Turkish and Russian delegations enter the room. Few - particularly in Europe - saw this coming.


Russia was in the optimal position to host the talks, Grigory Lukyanov, a senior lecturer at the Moscow-based Higher School of Economics, told RT. That is because Russia is “the only player today that has the trust” of both major factions in Libya as well as of Turkey and Egypt, which back opposing sides in the conflict.
注:トルコがGNAをエジプトがハフターを支援の構図です。UAEとカタールはどっち?

Of course, the big question now is whether any ceasefire can remain in place after the Moscow and Berlin talks, Mark Almond,director of the Crisis Research Institute, Oxford (CRIOx), UK told RT. But even if the current fighting lines are frozen, that “at least gives time and possibilities for further discussions.”

It is unlikely that Haftar would travel to Moscow if he was unwilling to sign an agreement, but he will have to ensure that all sub-groups and militias within the LNA are on board with the ceasefire, Almond said.

Libya has been in a state of chaos since NATO’s military operation nine years ago plunged the country into civil war and opened up a power vacuum which various warring factions have attempted to fill. Having created the crisis in the first place, the West then stepped away from efforts to solve it and quarrelled with each other over the best approach.

The European Union itself does not have one unified position on Libya. Italy was once seen as a major influence in Libya and now increasingly seen as less relevant to talks. French President Emmanuel Macron told Putin in a call on Monday that he would support any ceasefire that was “credible, durable and verifiable.”

“Now, [Russia and Turkey] not only have their seat at the table, they provide the table. And Europe is nowhere to be seen,” tweeted Der Spiegel journalist Mathieu von Rohr. European and Arab powers “scrambled to catch up” as Putin used “the levers of diplomacy” to take the lead on Libya, the Independent wrote.

The decision by Russia and Turkey to take the lead on Libya can be compared with how the pair also stepped up to take control of political negotiations in the Syrian conflict. Russia’s proactive role in Syria sparked a frenzy in the West, with the media raising the alarm about Russian influence in the region and even portraying Russia’s efforts as sinister.
シリアにおけるロシアの積極的な役割は、西側で狂乱を引き起こし、メディアはこの地域でのロシアの影響について警鐘を鳴らし、ロシアの努力を不吉なものとさえ描写しました。

Yet, the results can sometimes speak for themselves. Al-Sarraj and Haftar’s willingness to travel to Moscow to begin fresh talks – something that a month ago seemed unimaginable – indicates that even the most complicated and multi-layered conflicts could be solved through diplomatic means rather than through threats and arm-twisting.

RT2020/1/11
‘First step in right direction’: World reacts to talks between Libya’s warring parties in Moscow
Talks in Moscow between the two major rivals in the Libyan civil war have been called progress and a positive development as they ended with one party signing a draft document and the other taking time until Tuesday.

The Libyan National Army (LNA) and the UN-backed Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) have joined a ceasefire suggested by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the leaders of the two warring factions arrived in Moscow for talks aimed at brokering a lasting truce.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, acted as intermediaries in negotiations between the LNA commander Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar and the GNA head, Fayez al-Sarraj.

The negotiations ended with al-Sarraj and his allies signing the deal, and Haftar asking for some time. The draft document suggests that the hostilities would stop and all parties would observe the ceasefire without any preconditions. A commission is also to be established to determine the contact line between the GNA force and the LNA.

Even before the outcome of the talks was known, the process received praise from some officials around the world.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen welcomed the initiative of Russia and Turkey and praised the temporary truce as an important step but said that said that Libya needs a complex process of “consolidation,” which, according to her, should be supervised by the UN.

“A ceasefire, yes it is a first step in the right direction, but what you need is a process for consolidation, for reconstruction and a government of unity. There is a long way to go. This has to be a UN-led process,” she told reporters after a meeting with Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel.

Germany’s Foreign Minister Heiko Maas also called the ceasefire “a positive signal,” adding that his nation also plans to contribute to the political process in Libya by hosting a Libya summit later in January. “We currently have a good chance of making progress here,” he said.

African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Smail Chergui, emphasized Putin’s role in encouraging both warring parties to come to the negotiating table.

“I welcome this step as well as the efforts taken by President Putin,” he said, adding that “signing a ceasefire agreement should be the first step to complying with the UN Security Council’s arms embargo and putting an end to any outside interference into Libya.”

Libya was plunged into chaos for years after its longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi was ousted and killed during a NATO-led bombing campaign. Following years of devastation and chaos, the country got engulfed in a civil war. Previous lengthy UN-backed talks on reconciliation, which led to the establishment of the GNA, failed to bring peace to the war-ravaged land.

RT2020/1/13
Libya ceasefire talks in Moscow: Good progress made although not all sides signed the deal, Lavrov says
Negotiations in Moscow helped to achieve some progress in the Libyan peace process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. However, not all parties signed the document.

The Libyan National Army (LNA) and the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA) have agreed upon some ceasefire details, but they are still working on a document to elaborate upon some aspects of the ceasefire deal.

Some warring parties signed the agreement immediately, but General Khalifa Haftar, the LNA commander, wanted to wait until Tuesday morning to have more time to study the document.

The talks in Moscow, which involved the leaders of the major Libyan warring parties as well as foreign and defense ministers of both Russia and Turkey, lasted for more than six hours and were mostly focused on detailing the terms of the ceasefire regime. The draft document suggests that the hostilities would stop and all parties would observe the ceasefire without any preconditions. A commission is also to be established to determine the contact line between the GNA and the LNA.

Lavrov also made it clear that Russia and Turkey would further lend their support to all Libyan parties to help them implement the agreement reached in Moscow.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also expressed hope that both sides would eventually commit to complying with the newly-reached agreement, paving the way for the start of political process in Libya.

According to Lavrov, the agreement was signed by Fayez al-Sarraj, the head of the UN-backed Tripoli-based Government of National Accord, and Khalid al-Mishri, the head of the High Council of State, an advisory body formed after the UN-backed 2015 talks, which is technically able to advise both the GNA and the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) aligned with Haftar’s LNA.

Aguila Saleh, the head of HoR, did not sign the document. However, Lavrov hopes the group will sign it on Tuesday.

Both leaders “view this document positively and just want some extra time, until tomorrow morning, to make a final decision about signing it,” the Russian minister told journalists. “I hope, this decision will be positive,” he added.

Libya was devastated after its long-time ruler, Muammar Gaddafi, was ousted and killed during a NATO-led bombing campaign. The country was plunged into chaos in the years that followed, and eventually centers of power emerged in Tripoli and Tobruk – engulfing the nation in another civil war.

Previous UN-backed attempts to bring reconciliation to Libya eventually failed. Last year, Haftar – whose forces controlled most of the war-ravaged country – began his offensive against the internationally recognized GNA.

Turkey got involved in the conflict in December, promising to send troops to aid GNA. Moscow and Ankara called for all parties in the Libyan civil war to end hostilities and join a ceasefire following a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul.

The ceasefire agreement brokered by Russia and Turkey is seen as a huge breakthrough in the peace process for the war-torn country. A Libya summit is expected to take place in Berlin on Sunday.

RT2020/1/11
Forces of Libyan commander Haftar announce ceasefire starting January 12 – spokesman
The Libyan National Army led by General Khalifa Haftar has declared a ceasefire after Russian and Turkish presidents suggested as a way to de-escalate the hostilities with the government in Tripoli.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s also called for ending hostilities between the two warring sides in the troubled North Africa country earlier on Sunday and promised conducting peace conference in Berlin.

The ceasefire is conditioned on the rival side, the internationally recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) - accepting it, spokesman Ahmed Mismari said.

It was suggested by Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul earlier this week, but initially Haftar rejected it.

"We welcome Putin's call for a ceasefire. However, our fight against terrorist organizations that seized Tripoli and received support of some countries will continue until the end," he said through a representative them.

Haftar’s position seems to have changed now. The Tripoli-based government led by PM Fayez al-Sarraj backed the ceasefire immediately, releasing a statement late Wednesday that showed its full support of “any serious calls for the resumption of the political process and the elimination of the specter of war.”

Libya has been torn apart by warring factions seeking control of the nation since a US-led NATO intervention to overthrow the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The Libyan National Army controls most of the country, but the Government of National Accord (GNA) was internationally recognized as in charge. The fighting between the two sides intensified over the last few months with LNA advancing towards Tripoli and Turkey sending troops to support the government there. Other countries got involved as well recently: Italian PM Giuseppe Conte met with Haftar in Rome and Sarraj met with European Council President Charles Michel and EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell in Brussels.

Germany suggested organizing a peace conference in Berlin to find a political solution to the conflict.

RT2020/1/11
Time to end Libyan conflict, hold peace conference in Berlin - Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a joint press conference about ending the ongoing conflicts in Libya, saying peace talks are already happening and will continue.

Libya peace talks are planned for Berlin, Putin and Merkel announced, following calls for a ceasefire in the country.

"We hope that the joint efforts by Russia and Turkey will lead to success, and we will soon send out invitations for a conference in Berlin,” Merkel added.

Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan again called for a ceasefire between all warring parties in Libya, at the conference in Istanbul earlier this week. The Russian leader also discussed the peace process in the country with Mohammed Bin Zayed, deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates' armed forces, and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

“It’s time to make the necessary measures to find a timely end to this war, to overcome the division inside the country and to form unified state institutions,” Putin said on Saturday.

He also addressed reports about Russians fighting in Libya, saying that such fighters do not represent Russia, nor are they paid by the country.

Warring factions in Libya began fighting for power following a US-led NATO intervention to overthrow the government of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The nation has also become a safe haven for terrorists in the ensuing chaos. General Khalifa Haftar, leader of the Libyan National Army, controls much of the country, warring with the Government of National Accord (GNA), which is the internationally recognized authority in the country.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:26| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国民の生活は苦しいらしい

※ Danny Haiphong@SpiritofHo氏の2020/1/13のツイート
Being back in the US is a true culture shock. Streets are filthy, homelessness is rampant, costs are astronomical, and there is no protection for the workers. People are not happy. The opposite is true in China. Take me back! #China #USA #Capitalism #Socialism #Cultureshock
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:12| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

トランプは保身のためにソレイマニを殺した



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

正しい装備だと思うが 「東京五輪の放射能問題に関心を」韓国団体が“防護服”聖火ランナーのポスター制作

「東京五輪の放射能問題に関心を」韓国団体が“防護服”聖火ランナーのポスター制作

細野豪志 Goshi Hosono@hosono_54氏の2020/1/11のツイートに付されていました。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:25| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

自衛隊が死ぬのを安倍首相は待っていますね

asuka卒業式@Asuka_SGP氏の2020/1/13のツイート
日本の自衛隊派遣「完全支持」 
サウジ皇太子 安倍首相に表明
中東安定へ連携?
自衛隊が攻撃されて、自衛隊が死ぬのを安倍首相は待っていますね
怒り(ムカッ)
そして日本国民はダマされて憲法改正、アメリカの下請けとなり、自衛隊を危険な場所に送りたいのです。戦争はカネになりますからね。
武器企業はキャラクター(万歳)



toripy (憲法守ろう)@t_toripy氏の2020/1/13のツイート
やっぱり今回の安倍中東訪問も財界ご一行との大名行列。本当はイランのことも自衛隊のことも頭になく、財界の要望を叶えるための訪問か。
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Saudi Arabia https://thenational.ae/world/mena/japanese-prime-minister-shinzo-abe-visits-saudi-arabia-1.963739 @TheNationalUAE
さんから
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:12| Comment(7) | 社会・経済