※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/10/14のツイート
Kata’ib Hezbollah: All weapons must be pointed at US positions in Iraq

※ Fars News Agency@EnglishFarsの2020/10/4のツイート
Iraqi MP: US Embassy Closure Threat Aimed at Provoking Public Opinion against Hashd Al-Shaabi
・・・これは、米軍の存在で経済的に潤っている者が少なくないことを物語っています。 Hashd Al-Shaabiは汚職や腐敗と無縁ですから米軍が地元政商から世論誘導させようとしています。

※ Suribelle@Suribelle1氏の2020/7/7のツイート
He was an American Saudi mouthpiece targeting PMF indirectly & Iran directly; also, Hashimi was a leading “security expert” member of the Iraq Advisory Council and former advisor to the US-led coalition to “defeat” the Islamic State (ISIS).

毎日新聞2020年7月10日 08時09分(最終更新 7月10日 08時10分)
「ISとは?」過激思想と戦い続け “イラクの知性”ヒシャム・ハシミさん暗殺


※ anonymous@anonymous512404の2020/7/7のツイート
The Iraqi security expert and civil activist was killed by
Hezbollah militias
We will take action Against Hezbollah militias
We do not forgive
We do not forget
we are #Anonymous
expect us .

Hisham al-Hashimi
هشام الهاشمي
Born May 9, 1973
Baghdad, Iraq
Died 6 July 2020 (aged 47)
Baghdad, Iraq
Cause of death Assassination
Education University of Baghdad
Occupation Historian and researcher in security and strategic affairs

Hisham al-Hashimi (9 May 1973 – 6 July 2020) (Arabic: هشام الهاشمي‎) was an Iraq historian and researcher in security and strategic affairs and extremist groups, and a specialist in the file of the Islamic state and its supporters.[1][2][3][4] He also was an advisor to the Iraqi government on counter-terrorism.[5]

Iran condemns assassination of Iraqi analyst
In a statement issued on Monday night, the embassy wrote that the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemns this criminal act, which has shown the ugly face of terrorists by killing elites.

Undoubtedly, the goal of the supporters and perpetrators of such operations is to destabilize and insecure Iraq and to create sedition and division among the nation and to restore violence to Iraq, it added.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported the stability and security of Iraq and strongly condemns such actions, the statement read.

Iraq armed groups expert Hisham al-Hashemi shot dead in Baghdad
A leading Iraqi expert on ISIL (ISIS) and other armed groups was shot dead in Baghdad on Monday after receiving threats from Iran-backed militias, security and interior officials said.

Hisham al-Hashemi, 47, was shot near his home in the Zeyouneh area of Baghdad and pronounced dead at a hospital, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

"Yes, he passed away and his body is now in the hospital freezer," said Saad Maan, head of the interior ministry's media relations department.

A medical source at the hospital confirmed to AFP news agency that Hashemi had suffered "a hail of bullet wounds in several body parts".

The investigator assigned to the killing told AFP that Hashemi, 47, walked out of his home and was getting into his car when three gunmen on two motorcycles fired at him from metres away.

Hashemi was wounded and ducked behind his car, but the gunmen approached and shot him four times in the head at close range, the investigator said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the killing.

Al-Hashemi was a respected security analyst who appeared regularly on Iraqi television and whose expertise was sought out by government officials, journalists and researchers.

Weeks before his death, al-Hashemi had told confidantes he feared Iran-backed militia groups were targeting him. He was known to be critical of militia activity.

His death comes as the government grapples with a spate of rocket attacks targeting United States interests in the country believed to be orchestrated by Iran-backed militia groups. A raid last week detained 14 members of the powerful Kataib Hezbollah group. All but one were released.

Al-Hashemi was a strong supporter of the popular protests that swept across Baghdad and Iraq's Shia-majority south in October - protests that had slammed the government as corrupt, inefficient and beholden to neighbouring Iran.

More than 500 people lost their lives in protest-related violence, including several prominent activists who were shot in Baghdad, Basra in the south and other cities.

But high-profile political killings have otherwise been rare in recent years.

"Cowards killed my friend and one of the brightest researchers in Iraq, Hisham al-Hashemi. I am shocked," wrote Harith Hasan, who was an academic researcher before becoming an adviser to Iraq's current premier.

※ Rudaw English@RudawEnglish氏の2020/7/12のツイート
Candles are lit in Erbil’s Sami Abdulrahman Park this evening in memory of Husham al-Hashimi who was assassinated in Baghdad on Monday.



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:21| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



※ Newsweek@Newsweek
CDC indicates face masks may be better COVID protection than a vaccine that's 70% effective

※ Dr. Tad@tak53381102氏の2020/9/17のツイート
"CDC Director Dr. Redfield, マスクはワクチンよりも効果的だろうと述べる"






※ Eric Feigl-Ding@DrEricDing氏の2020/10/13のツイート
BREAKING: Johnson & Johnson’s #COVID19 vaccine trial of 60,000 has been suddenly paused due to a new unexplained illness. Study enrollment website also frozen while DSMB (data safety monitoring board) reviews. to be updated.

共同2020/10/14 16:22 (JST)

2020年10月14日 5:02 発信地:ワシントンD.C./米国 [ 米国 北米 ]
イーライリリー、コロナ治療薬の治験中断 安全性に懸念
【10月14日 AFP】米製薬大手イーライリリー(Eli Lilly)は13日、同社が開発する新型コロナウイルスに対する人工抗体医薬品の臨床試験(治験)について、安全性の懸念から第3相試験を中断したと発表した。問題の詳細は明らかにしていない。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:15| Comment(3) | Covid19

















千葉防災 危機管理@Chiba_Bousai氏の2020/10/14のツイート
【速報】千葉県で31人感染、50代男性が肺炎で酸素投与 | 千葉日報オンライン
・・・看護師が4人で誰かの自宅で会食して2人が感染。もともと1人が感染していた? 大学生が旅行で感染事例が多いです。大学生はそんなに余裕があるのかな。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:31| Comment(0) | Covid19


新型コロナ入院対象、「高齢」「基礎疾患」に 重症者治療に重点、24日施行


※ nagaya@nagaya2013氏の2020/10/14のツイート
上の入院は(無症状者や軽症者については)で、中等・重症者は従来通りだと思います。下の届出は(擬似症状者については)でしょう。いくな何でも確定感染者のデータを取らないとかはさすがにないはずです。ただ37.5度4日をやった厚労省ですから、どう解釈変更されるかわかったもんじゃありませんが。 twitter.com/koichi_kawakam…



朝日新聞デジタル10/13(火) 22:31配信
高齢者施設などの面会、緩和へ 感染症対策を条件に
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:40| Comment(0) | Covid19







スペイン首相、マドリッドに非常事態宣言 10/9
Spain prime minister Sanchez set to declare state of emergency for Madrid








Jordan enters 48-hour nationwide coronavirus lockdown
The gov’t orders 48-hour curfew which will apply every weekend following an ‘exponential’ rise in the number of cases.

Dutch PM closes pubs, restaurants and cafes as coronavirus cases rise
Bars, restaurants and cafes in the Netherlands will close their doors as the Dutch government tries to control the spread of Covid-19. Unlike many of its European neighbors, the Netherlands has thus far avoided harsh lockdowns.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the “partial lockdown” on Tuesday evening, after health officials in the Netherlands reported a record 7,393 new cases of Covid-19 that day. A total of 43,903 new infections were recorded in the preceding week, along with 150 deaths.
The new measures, which come into effect on Wednesday, will see all bars, restaurants and cafes close, and the sale of alcohol banned after 8pm. In addition, the wearing of face masks will be mandatory in all indoor spaces.
Rutte’s government has held off on some of the harsher lockdown measures imposed in other European countries since the pandemic began. Masks were only mandatory on public transport, and bars and hospitality venues operated as usual – albeit with some social distancing measures, and contact tracing forms given to customers.
These rules tightened somewhat late last month, with restaurants and bars in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague ordered to close by 10pm, and workers in these cities advised to do their jobs remotely if possible.
“It hurts, but it’s the only way,” Rutte said of the new restrictions on Tuesday. “We have to be stricter.”
The Netherlands has so far recorded nearly 190,000 cases of Covid-19, and more than 6,600 deaths, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

'Pandemic fatigue': Sweden didn’t impose Covid-19 lockdown to avoid the wrath of the public, health chief says
Sweden did not adopt a nationwide lockdown so as to avoid long-term “pandemic fatigue” among the population, according to the director general of the country’s National Board of Health and Welfare.

“We did not choose the path of a complete lockdown of society, because we had other arguments for a systematic response to a pandemic,” explained Olivia Wigzell. The official was speaking at the conference ‘Pandemic 2020: Challenges, Solutions, Consequences’ held in Moscow this week.

“We were very afraid, we feared that people would develop such a pandemic fatigue, that people would get tired of restrictions. But in Sweden, practically everyone followed the recommendations,” she added.

Sweden famously bucked the trend around the world and opted not to impose a statewide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus among its population.

Schools, gyms, bars and restaurants remained open with minimal restrictions in place and a more laissez faire, voluntary approach adopted to public health guidance such as social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Office staff and university students worked remotely where possible and at-risk groups were advised to stay home or to limit their social interactions in public.

Wigzell claimed that, throughout the pandemic, Sweden reinforced its healthcare system while keeping between 30 and 40 percent of its beds free, with ventilators available if needed, to accommodate any and all surges in coronavirus patients.

Meanwhile, one young woman has gone viral on social media after sharing a video of what life in Sweden is like during the pandemic.

In several areas in Spain and Italy for example, the wearing of face masks is compulsory at all times when out in public.

Meanwhile, in the US, Australia and some European countries, there have been multiple instances of violence among the population or perpetrated by the police in the name of enforcing the wearing of masks.

Italy’s Conte gets tough on Covid-19, banning parties and amateur sports, as cases surge
The Italian government has passed a decree curbing socializing both at homes and in public spaces, limiting the operations of bars, and sports and school activities as coronavirus infections soar across the country.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte’s decree was passed on Monday evening and published in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The new restrictions are an attempt to tackle soaring Covid-19 cases as Italy is seeing its daily number of infections returning to April levels.

The restrictions, effective from Wednesday, will remain in place for 30 days. The new rules stipulate that bars and restaurants can be open until midnight for table service, but cannot serve people standing up, inside or outside the premises, after 9:00pm. Large gatherings outside of bars and restaurants have been linked to the recent surge in cases.

Conte’s measures also ban parties in night clubs and restaurants, as well as in the open air, while strongly recommending that Italians refrain from holding parties in their homes. The decree advises the wearing of face masks in the house when non-family members are present and introduces a maximum gathering of six people, similar to the regulations covering much of the UK.

Italians will also experience a clamp down on contact sports that are not organized by established clubs recognized by official bodies, such as five-a-side football games between friends.

Conte’s new measures come just a day after World Health Organization chief Tedros Ghebreyesus slammed politicians favoring the herd immunity approach for dealing with Covid-19, declaring it “immoral” and “unethical.”

Until recently, Italy had avoided a major resurgence, unlike their European counterparts in Spain and the Czech Republic. Commentators even suggested that the morbid memory of crammed hospitals and army trucks being used to transport bodies has kept Italians alert to the second wave.

Daily new coronavirus infections have doubled over the last week, reaching nearly 6,000 on Saturday. To date, Italy has registered a total of 359,569 cases and 36,205 deaths, one of Europe’s worst tolls, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:37| Comment(0) | Covid19

Beijing urges Asian nations to unite against Washington’s ‘old-fashioned cold war mentality’

Beijing urges Asian nations to unite against Washington’s ‘old-fashioned cold war mentality’
China’s top diplomat has urged neighboring states to guard against Washington’s geopolitical ambitions in Asia and called for regional cooperation to thwart foreign provocations in the South China Sea.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during a joint news conference with his Malaysian counterpart that members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should work together to ensure security in the region.

The top diplomat argued that the “South China Sea should not be a ground for major power wrestling teeming with warships,” adding that “China and ASEAN have full capacity and wisdom, as well as responsibility, to maintain peace and tranquility.”

Earlier on Tuesday, Wang, who is visiting Malaysia as part of a tour of Southeast Asia, called for cooperation among ASEAN states to remove “external disruption” in the South China Sea.

He called on China’s regional partners to remain “vigilant” against Washington’s "Indo-Pacific" strategy, which he said presented a clear “security risk” for East Asia.

What [the US] pursues is to trumpet the old-fashioned cold war mentality and start up confrontation among different groups and blocks, and stoke geopolitical competition.

Tensions between Beijing and Washington have been rising for months, with US naval patrols through the South China Sea continuing to strain bilateral relations. Washington has frequently conducted so-called “freedom of navigation” missions – as well as aerial surveillance missions – in the region, claiming that such operations safeguard marine traffic there. Beijing has denounced the US military presence as a provocation that threatens its territorial sovereignty. China has accused Washington of “militarizing” the South China Sea, warning that the unwanted naval activity could lead to accidents. The US, meanwhile, has alleged that Beijing is aiming to create a “maritime empire” in the region.



トップの外交官は、"南シナ海は軍艦で溢れている主要な力のレスリングのための地面であるべきではない" と主張し、"中国とASEANには、平和と静けさを維持するために、完全な能力と知恵、また責任がある" と付け加えた。

火曜日の以前に、東南アジアの旅行の一部としてマレーシアを訪問しているWang は、南シナ海の "外的な混乱" を取除くためにASEAN の州間の協同のために呼ばれた。

彼は中国の地域パートナーに彼が言った東アジアのための明らかな "安全保障の危険 "を示したワシントンの "Indo-Pacific" の作戦に対して "警戒" に残るように求めた。



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



Russian FM Lavrov Says Moscow May Stop Dialogue With EU if Bloc Doesn't Respect Russia
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that the European Union had adopted the US style of threatening and punishing states with sanctions.

"People who are responsible for the Western foreign policy and do not understand the need for mutually respectful dialogue, we probably have to suspend dialogue with them for a while. Especially since [President of the European Commission] Ursula von der Leyen is saying that the geopolitical cooperation with the current Russian authorities is not working. So let it be if that's what they want," Lavrov said at a session of the Valday discussion club.

Lavrov's statement comes a day after foreign ministers of the European Union reached an agreement to impose sanctions on Russia over the alleged poisoning of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny, citing a violation of the International Chemical Weapons Convention.

Commenting on the decision, the Russian foreign minister said that the European Union had adopted the US style of threatening and punishing states with sanctions.

"The European Union is actively pursuing the path of the United States relying more and more on threats and sanctions. Two mechanisms have been established to punish those who use chemical weapons according to the EU and those who violate human rights, again, according to the EU," Lavrov said during a presentation of Valdai International Discussion Club’s report, dubbed "The Utopia of a Diverse World: How History Continues."

According to the top Russian diplomat, such mechanisms violate the principles of the UN Charter and are outside the framework of the UN Security Council.

Russia has demanded that Germany provide evidence on the Navalny case and make the case materials available to Russian investigators. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) issued a report last week stating that traces of a toxin not in the OPCW's registry of prohibited chemicals had been found in Navalny's system.

In a recent interview with the German Spiegel news magazine, Navalny accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind his alleged poisoning. The Kremlin called his statement "extremely insulting and unacceptable."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治