ずくなしの冷や水

2020年03月04日

医療従事者受難 巷には感染者がうようよ

北海道で2020/2/29、70歳代男性が亡くなりました。釧路総合振興局管内の方です。
1/17、基礎疾患の治療で医療機関Aに入院
2/23、発熱
2/25、新コロナウィルス陽性
2/26、医療機関Bに転院、徐々に状態悪化
2/29、死亡

医療機関Aで新コロナウィルスに感染しています。医療機関A入院前に感染したとすると1/17以前となります。

東京の屋形船従業員が湖北省の旅行者と接触したのが1/15or16とされていますから、このころから外国人旅行者には感染者がいました。この方の職業は無職です。

北海道での医療従事者の感染は、美瑛町で消防士を診察したとみられる開業医、江別市の20代女性看護師。そのほかにもう1名看護師の方がおられたのではないでしょうか。

名古屋でも医療従事者の感染が懸念されています。

朝日 高原敦、堀川勝元 2020年3月1日 10時58分
愛知で新型コロナ重篤患者 接触の医師ら39人自宅待機
 名古屋市は2月29日、市内の70代女性が新型コロナウイルスに感染し、意思疎通ができない重篤な状態となっていると発表した。同市緑区の南生協病院で治療を受けており、病院は救急と外来患者の受け入れを停止した。愛知県内で29人目の感染者となるが、これまでに他の感染者との接触は確認されておらず、感染経路は不明という。
 同病院の長江浩幸院長らは29日深夜から翌3月1日未明にかけて会見した。女性患者は2月23日午前10時ごろ、発熱や嘔吐(おうと)、食欲低下の症状で救急搬送された。肺炎球菌性肺炎と診断され、一般病棟の4人部屋に入院。27日深夜から容体が悪化し、28日午後に重症患者用個室に移った。病院は29日午前1時ごろに名古屋市の保健センター(保健所)に連絡し、午後4時過ぎに新型コロナウイルスの陽性結果が判明したという。病院側は「おそらく肺炎球菌と新型コロナウイルスの双方に感染していた。今後の対応は市と協議しながら考えたい」と説明した。
 女性患者が最初に入った4人部屋は、それぞれのベッドがカーテンで区切られていた。同じ部屋にいた3人の容体は今のところ安定している。女性患者は寝たきりの状態で、トイレや廊下には出ていなかったという。
 「濃厚接触者」は同病院の医師5人と看護師・助手34人の計39人で、自宅待機となった。このほかにも同じ病棟に入院していた40人を健康観察対象とするが、薬剤師らこの病棟に出入りした人はもほかにもいるとみられる。(高原敦、堀川勝元)


次の記事を教えてもらいました。これは作り話ではないと思います。巷には感染者がうようよしています。
看護師たちの闇LINE「うちの先生もコロナだった…」


それから行政の情報公開
沖縄県知事、愛媛県知事、和歌山県知事、北海道知事は情報開示に努めている印象があります。
神奈川県知事、東京都知事、千葉県知事は?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:20| Comment(0) | Covid19

トルコが欧州への国境を開ける

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/3/4のツイート
EUの各国内相がブリュッセルで会談し、ギリシャへの違法な侵攻を阻止するために「すべての必要な手段を取る」と確認した! もう2015年と違う。エルドアンの難民を使った脅しは効かない。逆効果!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/3/2のツイート
「刑務所に入っていたけど、警察がここに連れて来てくれた」―エルドアンは囚人を移民として、ギリシャ国境に送っている! そしてEUに圧力をかけ、資金と政治的・軍事協力を求めている



The Greanville Post, February 28, 2020
グリーンビル・ポスト 2020年2月28日

Turkey & Syria on brink of WAR in Idlib: How did it come to this?
トルコとシリアは、イドリブで戦争の瀬戸際にある:その経緯

Alarming developments in Syria’s Idlib saw dozens of Turkish soldiers killed in a Syrian airstrike and Ankara responding with own fire and fury. But anyone following the conflict would know the escalation didn’t start overnight.
危機的状況が進行しているシリアのイドリブで、シリアの空爆により30人以上の兵士が殺害され、アンカラ(トルコ)が反撃した。しかし、この紛争状態は、もちろん一夜にしてエスカレートし始めたわけではない。

The Idlib governorate, located in the northwestern part of Syria on the border with Turkey, is the last major stronghold of armed groups that have been fighting to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the past several years. The region was spared a Syrian Army offensive in 2018 on a request from Turkey, which said it didn’t want to face a new influx of refugees from Syria after already taking in some 3.6 million people.
イドリブ行政区域は、シリア北東部、トルコとの国境に位置する。ここ数年間は、シリアのバシャール・アサド政権を転覆させようと戦っている武装グループの最後の主要な拠点となっている。この地域は、2018年のシリア軍の攻撃を免れた。それまでおよそ360万人のシリア難民を受け入れていたトルコが、これ以上の難民流入を望まないと要請したからだ。

Who is fighting who
誰が誰と戦っているのか

Many of the fighters in Idlib came from elsewhere. Some are foreign mercenaries, who arrived in Syria to join various jihadi groups funded by countries like Qatar and Saudi Arabia and didn’t leave the country after Russian military intervention turned the tide of battle in favor of Damascus. Others are Syrians, who were part of anti-government forces in liberated hotspots like Aleppo or Douma, and were granted safe passage to Idlib.
イドリブでの戦闘員の多くは、他地域から来ている。一部は、カタールやサウジアラビアなどの国が資金提供を行っている、様々なジハーディ・グループに参加するためにやってきた外国人傭兵。彼らは、ロシア軍の介入によって戦闘の流れがダマスカス(シリア政府)優勢に変わったあとも、この地域を離れなかった。その他、解放されたアレッポやドゥマなどの反政府勢力の一部だったシリア人。彼らは、イドリブへの安全な通行を許可された者たちだ。

Turkey, which was among the supporters of anti-Assad fighters, has a sway among some of the armed groups in Idlib. Others, like Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) − the major Syrian jihadist faction formerly pledging allegiance to Al Qaeda − are considered terrorists by Ankara. In reality, the extremists occasionally fight alongside the Turkey-backed groups against the approaching Syria armed forces and their allies.
トルコは、反アサド戦闘員たちを支援していた国のひとつであり、いくつかのイドリブの武装勢力に対して影響力を持っている。以前はアル・カイダに忠誠を誓っていた、シリアの主要なジハーディ・グループのハヤット・タハリール・アル・シャム(HTS)など、アンカラ(トルコ)にテロリストと見なされている勢力もある。現実には、過激派は時として、トルコが支援するグループと協力し、近づいてくるシリア軍とその同盟国と戦う。


What ceasefire deal said
停戦協定が言ったこと

The September 2018 deal between Turkey and Russia established a path towards de-escalation of violence in Idlib. A demilitarized zone (DMZ) within the militant-held area was agreed, and terrorist groups including HTS were to leave this buffer zone entirely, while the so-called “moderate” rebels only had to pull back heavy weaponry.
トルコ―ロシアの間の2018年9月の協定によって、イドリブにおける暴力をエスカレートさせないための道が確立された。過激派の支配地域内に非武装地帯(DMZ)を設けることが合意され、HTSを含むテロリスト・グループは完全にこのバッファー・ゾーンを離れることになったが、一方でいわゆる「穏健な」反政府勢力は、重装備を解除させられるにとどまった。

Damascus agreed to stop the offensive, while Ankara was supposed to use its influence in the Syrian province to convince more independent groups to observe a ceasefire, and eventually bring a lasting cessation of hostilities.
ダマスカス(シリア)は攻撃を止めることに同意したが、アンカラ(トルコ)はシリア領域内での影響力を利用して、より多くの独立したグループに停戦を監視させ、最終的には敵対行為を継続するよう説得したと考えられる。

A chain of observation posts was established by Turkey to monitor the situation on the ground. Groups rejecting the plan and perpetrating violence would remain a legitimate target for the Syrian military.
一連の観測ポストは、地上の状況を監視するためにトルコによって設立された。計画を拒否し、暴力を実行するグループは、当然、シリア軍の標的であり続けることになるだろう。

But the agreement has never fully worked as intended, with both parties accusing each other of constant violations. Russia was also unhappy with how things worked out, since militants in Idlib have been launching regular drone attacks against the Russian air base in Latakia.
しかし、この合意は、意図したとおりに完全に機能したことはないのだ。両当事者は相互に絶え間ない違反行為を非難しあっている。 ロシアもまた、事態の進展に不満を抱いていた。イドリブの過激派が、ラタキアのロシア空軍基地に向けて、定期的なドローン攻撃を続けているからだ。

What happened in reality
現実に起こったこと

Worse still, instead of pulling back, the jihadist faction actually went on offensive in Idlib, with HTS gaining dominance and capturing much of the province. With no end of terrorist raids in sight, the Syrian Army resumed the offensive in April 2019, and started taking villages and towns in southern Idlib.
さらに悪いことに、ジハード主義派は後退する代わりに、イドリブで実際に攻撃を開始した。その中でHTSが支配権を獲得し、州の大部分を占領した。 テロリストによる襲撃が終わる見通しが立たないため、シリア軍は2019年4月に攻撃を再開し、イドリブ南部の村や町を占領し始めた。

In addition to security consideration there was a strategic one. Saraqib, the city east of provincial capital Idlib, which saw some intense fighting this month, sits on a highway connecting Aleppo in the north with Hama, Homs and Damascus in southern Syria.
セキュリティ上の考慮に加えて、戦略的な考慮もあった。 州都イドリブ東部にあるサラキブでは、今月激しい戦闘が行われた。この町は、北部のアレッポと、シリア南部のハマ、ホムス、ダマスカスを結ぶ高速道路にある。

The advances of the Syrian Army unnerved Ankara, since it changed the balance of power in the area and opened a possibility for a surprise offensive against Idlib, an outcome that the agreement with Russia was supposed to prevent. It also brought Turkish and Syrian troops within close proximity, leading to increased risk of direct clashes.
シリア軍の勢力拡大は、アンカラ(トルコ)を不安にさせた。その地域のパワー・バランスを変え、イドリブを突然攻撃してくる可能性が開かれることになるだからだ。ロシアとの協定は、それをさせないためのものだったのに。 また、トルコ軍とシリア軍が近づくことで、直接衝突のリスクが高まる。

Turkey had its first significant loss of troops to Syrian fire in Idlib in August last year, after one of its convoys was hit by a Syrian airstrike. Damascus had, in turn, claimed the Turks were supplying jihadists with weapons and ammunition. More similar incidents followed, with the latest and most serious coming on Thursday, in which thirty three Turkish soldiers have been confirmed killed and dozens of other injured. Turkey has so far responded by firing at the Syrian Army positions in Idlib.
昨年8月、トルコは、イドリブでのシリア軍との戦闘で初めて重大な軍隊の損失を被った。車両集団(convoy)の1つがシリア軍に空爆された後のことだ。一方、ダマスカス(シリア)は、トルコ人がジハード主義者に武器と弾薬を供給していると主張していた。 さらに多くの同様の事件が続き、つい先日の木曜日に、最も深刻な事件が発生した。その事件では、33人のトルコ人兵士が殺され、数十人が負傷したことが確認された。 トルコはこれまでのところ、イドリブのシリア軍拠点を攻撃することで対応している。

Moscow said the Russian Air Force did not take part in the deadly raid, but suggested that the losses could have been much worse if it didn’t intervene to stop the Syrian sorties. The Russian military added that the strike was meant to prevent an HTS offensive, and that the Turkish forces were not supposed to be there according to Ankara’s own memo.
モスクワ(ロシア)は、ロシア空軍は決定的な襲撃には参加しなかったと言ったが、シリアの出撃を止めさせるために(ロシアが)介入していなければ、損失はかなり悪化していた可能性があると示唆した。 ロシア軍は、攻撃はHTSの攻撃を防ぐことを意図したものであったことと、トルコ軍はアンカラ自身のメモによるとそこにいるはずではなかったということを、付け加えて述べた。

What dangers escalation holds
エスカレーションがはらむ危険性

The Thursday disaster marks only the latest Turkish casualties in Syria. Ankara conducted several military operations over the past several years, with dozens of its soldiers killed, according to official data. But while the Turkish troops had previously fought only Kurdish militia and Islamic State − at least openly − the deadly strike has directly pitted Ankara forces against those of Damascus.
木曜日の災害で示されているのは、シリアにおけるトルコの最新の死傷者のみである。 公式データによると、アンカラは過去数年間に、複数の軍事作戦を実施し、数十人の兵士が殺害された。 しかし、トルコ軍は、これまでは少なくとも表向きは、クルド民兵とイスラム国とのみ戦っていた。(今回の)致命的な(deadly)攻撃では、アンカラ(トルコ)軍は、ダマスカス(シリア)の軍隊と直接戦ったのだ。

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded that Damascus pulled back all its troops out of Idlib by end of February, saying that otherwise he will sent the Turkish army to force them out. Turkish officials are saying the Syrian forces will now be designated as legitimate targets. But Syria doesn’t appear to be caving it to the ultimatums, even as Turkey-backed militants are fiercely fighting against government forces in Idlib.
トルコ大統領のレジェップ・タイイップ・エルドアン大統領は、ダマスカス(シリア)が2月末までに、すべての部隊をイドリブから撤退させるよう要求した。さもなければ、トルコ軍を派遣して彼らを追い出すと言った。 トルコ当局は、いまや公式に、シリア軍を合法的な標的として指定したと言っているのだ。 しかし、シリアはそれを最後通告と受け取って屈服しているようには見えない。依然、トルコに支援された過激派は、イドリブで政府軍と激しく戦っている。

The conflict also seriously strains Turkey’s relations with Russia, which are dangerously heading to their new lowest point since the crisis of 2015, prompted by the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet on Syrian-Turkish border. Several rounds of talks between the two nations have so far failed to resolve the situation, which seems to be growing more volatile by the hour.
紛争はまた、トルコとロシアとの関係に深刻な緊張をもたらしている。両国の関係は、トルコの戦闘機がシリアとトルコの国境で、ロシア軍用機を撃墜したことによって引き起こされた、2015年の危機以来、新たな最低点に向かおうとしている。 両国間の数回にわたる協議は、これまでのところ状況を解決することに失敗しており、それは時間を追うごとに、より不安定さを増しているように見える。

Even NATO is unwilling to touch Turkey’s Idlib mess with a ten-foot pole
NATOでさえ、10フィートのポールで、トルコのイドリブでの混乱に触れたくない
(※訳注 「10フィートのポール」は、競技エリアと観客エリアの間を仕切る、ポータブルのセーフティネットのことのようです)

Having been hit by the Syrian Air Force in Idlib, Turkey has called on NATO’s protection, but as much as the alliance would like a fight with Assad and his ally Russia, it’s refused to back Ankara’s questionable adventure.
トルコはイドリブでシリア空軍の攻撃を受けたことで、NATOの保護を求めた。しかし、同盟国(トルコ)がアサドと彼の同盟国ロシアとの戦いを望む限り、(NATOは)アンカラ(トルコ)の疑わしい冒険を支援することを拒否している。

Turkey engaged NATO in Article 4 consultations, seeking help regarding the crisis in Syria. The meeting produced a statement from NATO condemning the actions of Russia and Syria and advocating for humanitarian assistance, but denying Turkey the assistance it sought.
トルコは、NATOを第4条協議に参加させ、シリアでの危機に関する支援を求めた。 協議によりNATOは、ロシアとシリアの行動を非難し、人道支援を主張する声明を出したが、トルコが求めていた支援については否定した。

The situation in Idlib province has reached crisis proportions. A months-long military offensive by the Syrian Army, supported by the Russian Air Force and pro-Iranian militias, had recaptured nearly one-third of the territory occupied by anti-Assad groups funded and armed by Turkey. In response, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dispatched thousands of Turkish soldiers, backed by thousands of pieces of military equipment, including tanks and armored vehicles, into Idlib to bolster his harried allies.
イドリブ州の状況は、危機的なバランスに達している。 ロシア空軍と親イラン民兵に支えられたシリア軍による数ヶ月にわたる軍事攻撃は、トルコによって資金提供され武装された反アサドグループによって占領された領土の、ほぼ3分の1を奪還した。 これに対応して、トルコ大統領のレジェップ・タイイップ・エルドアン大統領は、戦車や装甲車を含む数千の軍事装備に支えられた数千人のトルコ兵をイドリブに派遣し、窮地にある味方を支援した。

Deciphering Turkey’s darkest night in Syria
Turkey woke up Feb. 28 to its gloomiest day in the Syrian conflict, mourning the deaths of at least 33 soldiers in a ferocious attack the previous day that brought tensions with Moscow and Damascus to an unprecedented level.
2月28日はトルコにとって、シリア紛争で最も憂鬱な日となった。夜が明けてみれば、モスクワ(ロシア)とダマスカス(シリア)とのあいだの緊張を前例のないレベルにまで引き上げた前日の猛烈な攻撃により、少なくとも33人の兵士の死を悼むことになったのである。

What exactly transpired on Feb. 27? At around 5 p.m., a Turkish mechanized infantry battalion, comprised of about 400 soldiers, became the target of an airstrike on a road between al- Bara and Balyun, some 5 kilometers (3 miles) north of Kafr Nabl in southern Idlib. According to local sources contacted by Al-Monitor, two Russian Sukhoi Su-34 and two Syrian Su-22 fighter jets had launched intensive bombings of Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (SNA) targets in southern Idlib at around 11 a.m. that day. The same jets hit the Turkish convoy in coordinated action, the sources said. A first, a relatively lighter strike by the Su-22s forced the convoy to stop, after which the pounding intensified, forcing the soldiers to take shelter in several roadside buildings. What followed next was likely the dropping of KAB-1500L bombs − a variation of advanced laser-guided bunker buster bombs capable of penetrating to depths of up to 20 meters (65 feet) − by the Russian jets. Two of the buildings collapsed in the attack, leaving the Turkish soldiers under the rubble.
2月27日に起こったのは、正確にはどんなことだったのだろうか。午後5時頃、約400人の兵士で構成されるトルコの機械化歩兵大隊が、イドリブ南部のカフルナブルの北約5 km(3マイル)にあるアルバラとバリュンの間の道路で、空爆の標的になった。 Al-Monitorが連絡をとった地元情報源によると、ロシアのスホーイSu-34戦闘機2機とシリアSu-22戦闘機2機が、同日午前11時ごろにイドリブ南部で、トルコが支援するSyrian National Army(SNA)(※訳注 旧Free Syrian Army:FSA)に対する集中爆撃を開始した。同じジェット機が、組織的な行動でトルコの車両集団(convoy)を爆撃した、と情報筋は言った。最初に、Su-22による比較的軽い攻撃が車両集団を停止させ、その後、砲撃が激しくなり、兵士たちはいくつかの沿道の建物に避難することを余儀なくされた。続いて次に投下されたのは、おそらくロシアのジェット機による、KAB-1500L爆弾だったと考えられる―これは、20メートル(65フィート)の深さまで貫通できる、高度なレーザー誘導バンカーバスター爆弾だ。攻撃により2つの建物が崩壊し、トルコ軍兵士は瓦礫の下に残された。

Moscow said Feb. 28 that Russian planes had not carried out strikes in the area, and that Russia did its best to ensure the Syrian army ceased fire to allow the evacuation of the troops. It said, however, that the Turkish soldiers should not have been in the area, where counterterror operations were underway, and Ankara had failed to relay information about their presence in advance.
モスクワ(ロシア)は2月28日、ロシアの飛行機はこの地域で空爆を実施しておらず、部隊の避難を可能にするために、シリア軍に攻撃を止めるよう説得に最善を尽くしたと述べた。 しかし、トルコ軍兵士はテロ対策活動が進行中の地域にいるべきではなかったし、アンカラは事前に彼らの存在に関する情報を伝えていなかった、とも述べた。

Despite the denial of Russian involvement and a subsequent phone call between the Turkish and Russian presidents, the escalation appears to be a deliberate, well-calculated Russian move and Moscow’s attitude could hardly be taken for granted as a sign that it is willing to step back to de-escalate the crisis.
ロシアの関与の否定と、それに続くトルコとロシアの大統領間の電話にもかかわらず、エスカレーションは、意図的で十分に計算されたロシアの動きであるように見える。モスクワ(ロシア)の態度は、危機を緩和するために後退する意思があるようには、ほとんど見えない。







Ankara’s official death toll stood at 33 on the morning of Feb. 28, with 60 other troops wounded, among them 16 with serious injuries. It was still unclear whether any soldiers could be still trapped under the rubble. According to unconfirmed information obtained by Al-Monitor, the actual death toll is somewhere between 50 and 55.

What caused Russia to react so violently and provocatively while a Russian delegation was holding talks in Ankara in a bid to ease the tensions in Idlib?

The battlefield had grown highly explosive since Feb. 20, when two Turkish tank crewmen were killed in an air raid on Turkish M60 Sabre tanks in southern Idlib. The situation escalated further on Feb. 25-26, when − amid ongoing operations by Syrian government forces, backed by Russian airpower, in southern Idlib − SNA forces, supported by the Turkish military, launched a counterattack in the Nayrab-Saraqeb area, taking control of Nayrab and marching on to Saraqeb, which lies at the junction of the strategic M4 and M5 highways, while managing to block the M5 at several points only days after the road had been reopened.

Things came to a head on the morning of Feb. 27, when according to Russian media, Russian aircraft flying over southern Idlib became the target of intensive fire from man-portable air-defense systems, known as MANPADS, from Turkish military outposts in the area. Simultaneously, MANPADS and drone attacks reportedly threatened the Khmeimim base, Russia’s key military facility in Syria. Russian sources, contacted by Al-Monitor, claim that more than 15 MANPADS attacks, carried out directly by Turkish troops, targeted Russian and Syrian jets conducting air raids in southern Idlib after 1 p.m. that day. Some Russian aircraft allegedly suffered damage as they maneuvered to escape the fire. As the attacks on the planes and the Khmeimim base reached an intensity deemed intolerable, the Turkish convoy was hit at 5 p.m.

After the attack, Moscow rejected Ankara’s request to open the Idlib air space to Turkish helicopters to airlift the casualties. As a result, the dead and the wounded were transported by road to a hospital in Reyhanli, a Turkish border town about 70 kilometers (43 miles) from the area.

It was not before 9:30 p.m. that the Turkish public began to hear about the mayhem on social media. At 11 p.m., President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened an emergency security meeting in Ankara. Remarkably, Ankara singled out the regime as the culprit, with no reference to Russia, in its initial reactions, vowing a powerful retaliation. This is an important sign that Ankara is unwilling to break ties with Moscow immediately, which suggests it will maintain a rhetoric blaming the regime for the attack on the convoy.

Soon after the Turkish public got wind of the bloodshed on social media, the internet slowed across the country and widely used communication means such as Twitter and WhatsApp were throttled. In other words, the authorities appeared to hamper alternative information sources, while the conventional media began to disseminate reports and footage of Turkish troops striking Syrian regime forces in a bid to enforce a perception that the Turkish martyrs were being avenged. Erdogan’s communication chief Fahrettin Altun tweeted a series of messages, vowing a powerful response to “the murderous regime” and underscoring Ankara’s resolve to not withdraw its forces from Idlib.

And what could happen next in Idlib? The picture on the ground is clear: Ankara is now in a conventional war with Damascus, albeit an undeclared one, and has come to the brink of a conventional confrontation with Moscow. Ankara’s blaming of the regime could be seen as an ongoing effort to keep dialogue channels with Moscow open. Yet the signals coming from Moscow are not very encouraging. A face-to-face meeting between Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin appears as the only means that could de-escalate the Turkey-Russia crisis now. According to Erdogan’s communication chief, the two leaders “agreed to meet face to face as soon as possible” during their phone call, yet the Kremlin’s statement was more ambiguous, saying they agreed “to examine the possibility” for such a meeting.

The severity of the death toll is, no doubt, a huge blow for Ankara, but Moscow itself might have failed to foresee such a bloody outcome. The attack will obviously lead to the spillover of tensions beyond Idlib. Turkey is likely to come under mounting pressure to withdraw its military presence in the Euphrates Shield pocket and the Afrin area to the west of the Euphrates and even from areas to the east of the river, which it took hold of in October.

The most critical question now is whether Ankara will be prepared to end its military presence in Syria. Such a move appears unlikely in the near future. Ankara will at least seek to bargain and extract certain concessions from Moscow for a gradual pullout of its troops.

A dramatic escalation in the clashes appears unlikely in the next several days as the actors on the ground − Ankara, Damascus, Moscow and Tehran − will probably try to decide their positions according to their respective moves and inclinations.

Despite Ankara’s hopes for Western support, neither NATO nor the United States are likely to get militarily involved in the crisis immediately. Both will probably pursue a wait-and-see approach for a while to get a better picture of how the Ankara-Moscow crisis evolves.

SOUTHFRONT2020/2/29
Turkish Sultan-In-Chief Goes Wild, Threatens Putin, Claims Thousands Syrian Troops Were Killed
On February 29, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came with a new group of claims on the situation in Syria’s Idlib and Turkish agressive actions in the region.

Erdogan claimed that the operation in Idlib is not a gamble and is not an attempt to expand Turkish border. The Turkish President added that Turkish forces entered the region under a request from the “Syrian people” (i.e. al-Qaeda terrorists that use civilians as human shields) and Turkey will not leave the area until the “people” request this (i.e. Turkey wants to occupy the region).

Erdogan said that he told President Vladimir Putin that Russia must leave Turkey with the “regime” (the legal Syrian government) one on one.

On top of that the Turkish president claimed that Turkish forces killed over 2,100 Syrian troops, destroyed 300 pieces of military equipment and 7 chemical depots. If these numbers are close to the reality, it reamsin unclear how the Syrian Army continues advancing in southern Idlib, while all Turkish successes were limited to capturing Saraqib and losing a few dozens of troops.

The Turkish president statement also adressed the current situation with the EU migration crisis. Erdogan officially confirmed that Turkey is now intentionally sending refugees to Europe.

“What did we do yesterday? We opened the doors,” Erdogan said. “We will not close those doors … Why? Because the European Union should keep its promises.”

The Turkish leader said 18,000 refugees had gathered on the Turkish borders with Europe since February 28, adding that the number could reach as many as 30,000 on February 29. The Erdogan government is as always trying to blackmail the EU in an attempt to get from it financial and diplomatic support to Turkish actions in the Middle East. Apparently, Erdogan has his own specific vision of how his country should win friends and influence the international community.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:53| Comment(6) | 国際・政治

Terrorists tried to use chemical weapons in Idlib

RT2020/3/4
Terrorists tried to use chemical weapons in Idlib against Syrian army, got BURNED after substance leaked – Russian MоD
Jihadist militants have attempted to carry out a chemical weapons attack in a bid to foil a Syrian army attack, but lack of experience dealing with hazardous substances turned against them, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

Over a dozen terrorists tried to use their weapon of last resort in the strategic town of Saraqeb, which sits on an important highway juncture in Syria’s Idlib province, according to the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria.

In an effort to “frustrate the advance of Syrian government forces” in the western quarters of Saraqeb, they tried to detonate “high-explosive ammunition along with tanks filled with toxic chemicals,” the statement revealed. Their attack, however, was to no avail.

As the terrorists weren’t proficient enough in handling toxic substances, one of the tanks leaked, inflicting casualties among the attackers themselves who received “severe chemical poisoning, having failed to blow up the charges.”

Syrian government forces have recently stepped up their fight for Saraqeb, which overlooks the vital M5 highway connecting Damascus to Aleppo, and the M4 which spans between Aleppo and the coastal city of Latakia.

Their advance in the city is only part of a wider offensive intended to defeat anti-government militias and members of Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham (HTS) – an offshoot of Al-Qaeda – from the rest of Idlib province. The gains they made led to increasing hostility between Damascus and Ankara, which backs the anti-government militias holed up there.

A series of skirmishes between Turkish and Syrian forces saw numerous casualties on both sides in recent weeks, with the former declaring all Syrian Army units as legitimate targets. Turkey's military has been extensively using armed drones to hit the Syrian armored vehicles, fortified positions and even individual targets. But so far, it stopped short of using their own ground troops to engage the Damascus' military.

As the animosity mounts, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading to Moscow for one-to-one talks with Vladimir Putin. Hopes are being set high for cooling down the conflict, with Erdogan saying another ceasefire deal could be reached as a result of the negotiations.


Боевики попытались применить химоружие в Идлибе
MOSCOW, Mar 4 - RIA News. The terrorists planned to provoke using chemical weapons in the eastern part of the Idlib de-escalation zone, the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria (CPVS) said.
It is noted that irrefutable evidence of this was obtained the day before during the attack of the Syrian troops on the militants of the Kha'yat Tahrir al-Sham * group.


Idlib Militants Tried To Use Chemical Weapons, But Poisoned Themselves: Russian Defense Ministry
Militants were trying to stage a chemical provocation in the eastern part of Syria’s Idlib province, but poisoned themselves, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on March 4.

According to the report, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham members were planning to stage the incident during the Syrian Army advance in the western part of Serakab on Marh 2.

A group of up to 15 miltiants attempted to detonate high-explosive ammunition along with canisters filled with poisonous chemicals in order to accuse the Syrian Army of using chemical weapons. However, miltiants accidentally targeted themselves when the chemical substance leaked from one of the canisters.

The Russian military noted that it had gained evidence confirming the incident after the Syrian Army operation in the area.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:12| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

‘You met Al-Qaeda’s medical staff’

‘You met Al-Qaeda’s medical staff’: US envoy to UN takes heat after proudly greeting notorious White Helmets
Colorful images of Ambassador Kelly Craft enthusiastically shaking hands with ‘White Helmets’ members made rounds online, with users reminding the diplomat of their connections to a jihadi group the US once fought against.

Craft, who serves as the US Ambassador to the United Nations, showed up at the Turkey-Syrian border, posing with members of the self-described “civil defense group.” She didn’t come empty-handed, though, promising a hefty $108-million “humanitarian support package” intended for the people of northern Syria.

“Grateful to shake the hands of the brave men and women of the #whitehelmets,” Kelly tweeted, hailing them as “ordinary people doing extraordinary things to save the lives of Syrian victims of Assad’s brutality.”

What she failed to mention, however, was that the White Helmets’ reputation is far from untainted. The group, once lauded as fearless first responders in the Western media, have been accused of siding with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups inside Syria. Photographs and videos documented their members posing with jihadists.

Aside from that, they were repeatedly implicated in setting up chemical attacks, at times used as justification by Western nations to carry out strikes against the Syrian army.Some concerned netizens didn’t miss an opportunity to lash out at the Ambassador.

“Good job, ambassador. You met the "medical" staff of Al-Qaeda,” one user noted.

Others envisioned it as a sign of the US endorsing jihadist groups. The latter claim has some roots in reality since Washington suggested that Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham − Al-Qaeda’s franchise operating on Syria’s Idlib − isn’t that terrorist anymore.

There were some who alleged that ‘White Helmets’ were complicit in forced displacement of people in Afrin, Syria’s Kurdish enclave.

It’s worth mentioning that the group’s name is highly misleading, since there is an actual Syrian civil defense run by the government. Currently, the ‘White Helmets’ operate solely in the parts of Idlib province where militants still hold the ground.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:09| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

なぜ日本は死者が少ない

イタリアの死者は79人に
感染急増、2500人超

と伝えられています。日本と比較して死者の数が大変多い。
日本は感染者の数がよくわからない。1000人という説もあるし、厚労省の発表では250人くらいとも。

イランも感染者が2336人になりました。死者77人とされています。

五輪担当大臣がオリンピックの年内延期に言及。政権は動揺を示し始めました。一方で検査結果の発表が少なくなっています。

北海道2020/3/3時点
検査604名、陽性79名、うち治療中55名、退院21名、死亡3名。
3/4現在の陽性者82名
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:15| Comment(0) | Covid19

CIA has been hacking China for 11 YEARS

CIA has been hacking China for 11 YEARS, says Chinese cybersecurity firm citing Vault 7 leak
US spies have been hacking into Chinese aviation, energy, internet and even government sectors for more than a decade, Beijing-based cybersecurity firm Qihoo 360 said after a probe based on ‘Vault7’ tools published by WikiLeaks.

Coming from a major and reputable Chinese cybersecurity vendor, the accusations – made public on Monday on the company’s blog, in both English and Chinese – carry extra weight. According to Qihoo, a group of hackers designated APT-C-39 has been confirmed as coming from the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Qihoo 360 data have shown that the cyber-weapons used by the organization and the cyber weapons described in the CIA Vault 7 project are almost identical.

The attacks were traced as far back as September 2008, with the greatest concentration of targets in Beijing, Guangdong and Zhejiang provinces, the company said. Among the targeted sectors were civil aviation, scientific research institutions, oil and petroleum industries, internet companies and Chinese government.

The cybersecurity firm came to a conclusion that the attack was initiated by a “state-level hacking organization” because the hackers had used “CIA-exclusive cyber weapons” such as Fluxwire and Grasshopper – long before they were publicly revealed to have been developed by US spies, when WikiLeaks published the so-called “Vault7” cache of documents, in March 2017.

Control commands and encryption schemes of APT-C-39 also lined up with Vault7 disclosures, while compilation times matched “North American business hours,” Qihoo said.

The CIA coder accused of leaking the documents, Joshua A. Schulte, is currently on trial for espionage in the US.

Another Chinese antivirus company, Qi-Anxin, published a report in September 2019 also accusing the CIA of hacking Chinese companies, notably the aviation sector. Qi-Anxin’s research was also based on analyzing CIA software made public by WikiLeaks.
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Australian newswire to close after 85 years, blames Google, Facebook & free digital media

Australian newswire to close after 85 years, blames Google, Facebook & free digital media
Despite being a pillar of the media Down Under, Australian Associated Press (AAP) is soon to be closed, saying they are “no longer viable to continue” and blaming the journalistic market being flooded with free digital media.

The AAP was founded in 1935 by Keith Murdoch, father of Newscorp founder Rupert Murdoch. They soon grew to have bureaus all over the country with correspondents around the world.

Editor-in-Chief Tony Gillies said in a statement, “We have had a place like no other in journalism. We exist for the public’s interest and I now fear for the void left by the absence of AAP’s strong, well-considered voice.”

The newswire blames digital content for their closure, citing Google and Facebook's role in taking advertising revenues as well as the Australian government for allowing online news outlets to compete.

“The unprecedented impact of the digital platforms that take other people’s content and distribute it for free has led to too many companies choosing to no longer use AAP’s professional service,” they said in a statement, while also blaming “...the federal government’s failure to effectively deal with digital content aggregators, search engines and social media, which has made news readily available for free online.”

The announcement of the closure inspired a ‘saveAAP’ hashtag on Twitter with many fellow journalists sharing their support.

“Good Lord, AAP gone. Rubbish day for a talented, agenda-free and hard working mob,” wrote NRL reporter Dan Walsh. “Rubbish day for Oz media because what steps in for the news wire and its values will be the exact opposite #saveAAP.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:44| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

戦争犯罪を問うべきは米国に対してだよ 国連の委員会はテロリストグループと同じ

Russia ‘strongly rejects’ UN Commission allegations of war crimes in Syria, says inquiry was ‘one-sided’
The Kremlin has dismissed allegations by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria that the Russian military may have carried out war crimes in Syria last year, accusing the investigation of not being objective.

Russia rejects any accusations of war crimes, because they were made immediately after terrorists started their offensive against Syrian troops in Idlib, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

"It's obvious that no committee could get reliable information of what was happening on the ground."

Peskov branded the report “one-sided,” adding that terrorists’ actions are not taken into account.

On Monday, the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria published its report covering the period between 11 July, 2019 and 10 January, 2020. It described several cases which allegedly involved Russian jets operating in Syria. The Commission stated that in “each of the incidents the Russian Air Force did not direct the attacks at a specific military objective," amounting to war crimes.

The Russian military is operating in Syria in agreement with Damascus forces, as it is conducting an operation to drive terrorists from the country.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:26| Comment(0) | 国際・政治