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2019年11月15日

中国で拘束の北大教授解放

共同2019/11/15 18:35 (JST)
中国で拘束の北大教授解放、帰国
健康問題なし、菅氏が発表
菅義偉官房長官は15日の記者会見で、中国当局に9月から拘束されていた北海道大の40代の男性教授が解放されたと発表した。同日、日本に帰国した。健康上の問題はないという。中国外務省によると、北大教授は岩谷將氏で、反スパイ法などに違反したものの、保釈したと明らかにした。
 菅氏は「政府としてありとあらゆる機会に中国側に働き掛けてきた」と強調。解放の理由について「政府としては具体的には承知していない」と述べるにとどめた。
 中国外務省は、岩谷教授について国家機密に触れる資料を収集した疑いで調べたと明らかにした。教授は容疑を認め、中国当局は訓戒処分を行ったとしている。

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基本情報
所属
法学研究科 法学政治学専攻 政治学講座
職名
教授
学位
博士(法学) (慶應義塾大学)
研究キーワード
中国政治
研究分野
史学 / アジア史・アフリカ史 / 中国近現代史
職歴
2016年04月 - 現在 北海道大学法学研究科(兼)法学部教授
2016年02月 - 2016年03月 防衛省防衛研究所戦史研究センター(兼)外務省大臣官房国際文化協力室 主任研究官(兼)外務事務官
2013年04月 - 2016年02月 防衛省防衛研究所戦史研究センター主任研究官
2012年04月 - 2013年03月 防衛省防衛研究所戦史研究センター教官
2010年04月 - 2012年03月 防衛省防衛研究所企画部企画調整課(兼)戦史研究センター情報発信調整官(兼)教官
2007年04月 - 2010年03月 防衛省防衛研究所戦史部教官

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国家機密に触れる資料を収集してもそれをもとに論文が書けるわけではないのに。研究者としては危ない橋を渡りましたね。もともと防衛省の指定ポストなんですかね。中国語が堪能のようですが、もう中国には入れないですね。

同氏の出身母体が外国から資料の入手を求められたのかもしれませんね。気の毒に。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:00| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ホワイトヘルメット創設者ジェームズ・ルメスリエールの死に関する若干のツイート

※ 黒井文太郎@BUNKUROI氏の2019/11/12のツイート
イスタンブールで変死した(ロシア諜報機関が殺害か?)ホワイトヘルメッツの創設者ジェームズ・ルムジュリエ。
彼ほど多くの人々の命を救った人物はいないのではないか

※ rena@次はサハラ砂漠とナミブ砂漠@rena_fr氏の2019/11/12のツイート
シリアで活動するWhite Helmetsの創始者がイスタンブールで不審死。
背後にロシアとも、、。

※ 世界銀行300人委員会@someone5963氏の2019/11/12のツイート
White Helmets 'MI-6 Co-Founder' Found Dead In Turkey | Zero Hedge
中東を掻き乱していたホワイトヘルメットの創始者で、イギリスMI6の工作員がトルコで死んでいたw
イスラエルと大英帝国は世界の癌。

※ Going Underground on RT@Underground_RTの2019/11/11のツイート
"The White Helmets are an offshoot of Al-Nusra"

-President Bashar al-Assad of Syria talks to Going Underground's @afshinrattansi
, exclusively on RT!
Watch here: https://youtube.com/watch?v=flaqLA

※ 衣笠書林@猫の生活が第一@syuugoro2氏の2019/11/11のツイート
【SP】ホワイトヘルメットの創設者ジェームズ・ル・メスリエがイスタンブールの自宅で死体で発見。警察は自殺と見ている
https://sputniknews.com/world/201911111077278912-founder-of-white-helmets-james-le-mesurier-found-dead-in-istanbul---reports/
★もう偽旗作戦の必要もなくなりホワイトヘルメットの内実がバレるのを防ぐ為に消されたんじゃないか?、なんせアカデミー賞を受賞してるんだから。

※ Charles Lister@Charles_Lister氏の2019/11/11のツイート
Devastating news -- James Le Mesurier (@lemesurierjames
), the founder of @MaydayRescue
& brain behind #Syria's White Helmets (@SyriaCivilDefe
) has died after reportedly falling from a balcony at home in #Istanbul.

His work helped save the lives of 1,000s in #Syria.

※ Elizabeth Tsurkov@Elizrael氏の2019/11/11のツイート
Founder of @MaydayRescue, which supported the the White Helmets, @lemesurierjames died in his home in Istanbul. Circumstances still unclear. Sources in the White Helmets confirmed this to me. White Helmets rescued thousands from under rubble after Syrian regime & Russian strikes.

※ Oz Katerji@OzKaterji氏の2019/11/11のツイート
It is with a deeply heavy heart that I do this, but I can confirm my friend James Le Mesurier, founder of Mayday Rescue of White Helmets fame, died at his home in Istanbul last night. I am profoundly saddened by this, Jakes was a brave & decent man who saved countless lives..

※ Koilem24@kabukimone氏の2019/11/9のツイート
シリア北部に入ったヴァネッサが住民からホワイトヘルメットについて聞き取り調査をする。

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/11/9のツイート
Vanessa Beeley: US increases funding to #WhiteHelmets al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists, who are persecuting Syrian Christians in Idlib
https://rt.com/op-ed/472844-white-helmets-syria-terrorists-aid/

※ UK MP @AWMurrison氏の2019/11/9のツイート
needs to be charged & jailed for providing material support to al-Qaeda Terrorists, War Crimes & Treason



※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/11/13のツイート
Caitlin Johnstone: Narrative Managers In Overdrive After Death Of White Helmets Founder - British Mercenary James Le Mesurier
https://caitlinjohnstone.com/2019/11/12/narrative-managers-in-overdrive-after-death-of-white-helmets-founder/

The #WhiteHelmets are a UK & US gov funded propaganda construct affiliated with al-Qaeda to push Regime Change propaganda

※ James Le Mesurier@lemesurierjames氏の2018/5/8のツイート
227 White Helmets have been killed and 600 injured since the start of the conflict while on rescue operations. Find a shred of decency woman and consider for a moment the regime that you’re dedicated to justifying from the comfort of your living room.

※ Thomas Binder, MD@Thomas_Binder氏の午後10:31 ・ 2018年5月31日のツイート
返信先: @lemesurierjamesさん, @Shelacoさん 他7人
The whole WH-ISIS legend is so absurd that you were on a mission impossible from the very beginning, dear @lemesurierjames. What amazes me most is that of the hundreds of millions of pounds you got you obviously spent nothing to make your movies at least a little bit believable.

※ tim anderson@timand2037氏の2019/11/11のツイート
British mercenary James Mesurier found dead in Istanbul. He founded the UK-US funded #alQaeda PR group the #WhiteHelmets , a fake humanitarian group which helped 'jihadists' carry out fake chemical weapons stunts, to maintain the dirty war on #Syria -

※ Eric van de Beek@beek38氏の2019/11/1のツイート
Founder of #WhiteHelmets killed. Just a matter of coincidence? War in Syria over, White Helmets unemployed, James Le Mesurier killed.


※ doralanillos@doralanillos氏の2019/11/9のツイート
#Russia urges #UK to clarify whether founder of #WhiteHelmets had links to #alQaeda

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Koilem24@kabukimone氏がベネッサの動きに注目しています。そんな方もおられる。

いかがですか。国際問題に関する日本人の書くものは世界的な議論の中心軸から大きく離れているという印象はぬぐえません。中東問題だけでなく、欧米の問題でもそうです。冒頭の方軍事ジャーナリストらしいです。

最後に掲げた画像はよく知られています。イドリブの中心部クロックスクエア、時計台広場と呼ばれる場所。この画像には時計台の足だけが写っています。





posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:28| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

ホワイトヘルメット創設者がイスタンブールの自宅で自殺

これは大きな事件です。戦争の被害者を救助するという触れ込みでアルカイダの手先となって遺体運搬をしたり、フェイク映像を撮影したりしていたホワイトヘルメットの創始者の一人がホワイトヘルメット追及の輪が狭まるにつれて自殺を余儀なくされたという事件だからです。

ホワイトヘルメットは英国のNGOが作ったとされていますが、資金は英国政府をはじめ米国、日本などからも出ています。この集団の活動は以前から糾弾されていますが、ロシアがこの創設者の過去も含めてホワイトヘルメットの決定的な関連情報を把握したようです。



17th Meme Pathfinder Ops Brigade@17thO氏の2019/11/12のツイートに付されていた表

ロシア外務省のザハロバは、2019/11/8に "James Le Mesurier, is a former agent of Britain’s MI6, who has been spotted all around the world, including in the #Balkans and the #MiddleEast. His connections to terrorist groups were reported back during his mission in #Kosovo."と述べています。

Le Mesurierが元英国秘密情報部のエージェントでテロリストと結びつきがあったと言っていますから、ホワイトヘルメットの活動がテロリストに近いというロシアなどの主張を裏付けますし、何よりもNGOの組織形態を取ってやってきた中心人物がMI6の元職員ですからMI6の肝入りの組織であることを推測させます。

これに英国がどう釈明するか見ものだとザハロバが述べていますが、英国の国連大使は、"categorically untrue。"と述べるのが精一杯でした。この categorically は何かを強く否定しようとするときに特に欧州で使われます。カテゴリー的に、範疇として、無条件に と日本語では置き換え可能でしょうか。

イドリブのテロリストのリーダーが、Le Mesurierの死に深い弔意を表し、弔問を受け付けると言っています。なぜ極悪なテロリストが悲しむ?

ここからは管理人の推測ですが、シリア内戦に果たしている英国などの役割をロシアは調べていた。特にホワイトヘルメットによる毒ガス偽旗事件は、英米がシリアにミサイルを撃ち込む口実になりますから偽旗事件の未然摘発に力を入れる必要があったのです。

このロシアの情報活動はかなり前から行われていた。英国はロシアの諜報・情報活動が核心に迫っていることを知り、焦りだした。そして取引材料とするために起こしたのがスクリパル事件なのだと思います。

スクリパル事件は、2018/3に発生しました。その後の英国によるロシア叩き、攻撃が極端に過ぎてソールズベリーの事件は偽旗作戦・陰謀だろうとの疑いが強まりました。ロシアが証拠を出せと言っても何も示さず、被害者と在英ロシア大使館との接触も拒否。これでは自白したのも同然です。

しかし、なぜ英国の情報機関がこんな偽旗事件を引き起こしたのか疑問が残りましたが、Le Mesurierの自殺で疑問が解けました。英国はロシアの情報機関と取引をする材料にしたかったのだと思います。ロシアの外交官を帰国させたりしました。制裁と叫び続けました。首相のメイも先頭になって。英国は暴かれたくないトップレベルの秘密をロシアに握られたのです。



英国との間で、外交、情報機関のレベルでノンコミッタルベースでの話も行われたでしょう。

英国首相のメイが議会でヒステリックにロシアを叩いていましたし、メイはプーチンとの会談でロシアが敵対的な姿勢を改めなければ良い関係を持つことはできないと述べたとされています。

一方、プーチンは、外国プレスのインタビューでスクリパル事件については、情報機関に任せておけばよいと述べています。ロシア側は、スクリパル事件がなぜ起きたのか、英国のロシア叩きがなぜ常軌を逸するほどに激しいのか、見えていたのです。

ロシアは、シリア内戦の早期終結と社会経済の安定と復興に向けて協力を続けています。残る暴力と陰謀の種を一つずつ排除していく構えです。ホワイトヘルメットには英米、そして日本からも今なお資金が注入されています。

ホワイトヘルメットの活動については、すでにその実態は知られています。その活動を作り、推進してきたのが英国だという事実が広まれば、英国政府はその批判の矢面に立ちます。

この英国政府に対する批判は強くなっていますから、英国政府はできればホワイトヘルメットに対する資金拠出を絞りたいでしょう。しかし、そうなるとテロリストとホワイトヘルメットは強い不満を持ちます。ホワイトヘルメットとテロリストの資金出入りは融通無碍なはずです。アルヌスラの活動資金に影響します。

ルメスリエールは身元を調査され、自身の素性がばれてしまった。MI6との関係も長いからMI6の関与が浮上することは避けられず、MI6はルメスリエールをうっとおしいものとして扱い始める。ホワイトヘルメットからは、俺たちを見捨てるのかと突き上げられる。こんな状況でルメスリエールにはすごいプレッシャーがかかっていたのではないでしょうか。

英国はなんとしてもロシアによる事実曝露を防ぎたかったわけですが、すでに証拠を握られてしまった。そしてロシアが事実の一端を開示し始めた。

そこで出てきたのが、当事者に消えてもらう究極の影響軽減・限定策です。エプシュタインもそうでした。

ルメスリエールの死を巡り、海外のネット界は騒然としています。
英国人の女性フリージャーナリスト、ベネッサ・ビーレイがツイートで、@MarkUrban01がロシアの陰謀をほのめかすツイートを削除したことに触れ、@MarkUrban01 deleted his Tweets suggesting death ofJames Le Mesurier, might be related to "Russian black propaganda". Was he told to delete by MI6?
MI6に指示されたのかとの推測を示しています。ありうることでしょう。英国情報機関は、ロシアの情報機関との対決を望んでいません。英国国連大使が述べたように英国情報機関とは関係がないとのラインで押し通したいからです。

シリア問題を調べ、非難、糾弾していたフリーのジャーナリストは、ルメスリエールの自死でいわば鬼の首を取ったのですが、逆に英国情報機関や英国政府、さらに米国、イスラエル政府との関係で追及すべき疑惑は山ほどあります。

ISIS創設の主体は、米国です。資金拠出は、サウジ、UAE、イスラエル、カタールなど。アルヌスラの主たるスポンサーはトルコ? ホワイトヘルメットの創設主体は英国。米英は軍隊も送っていますが、シリア侵略の主力としては正規軍ではなく傭兵を使ったのです。

他国侵略戦争では、正規軍は使いにくい。国際的な非難を受けますし、兵士に死亡者が出れば、軍の責任が問われる。そういう事情から米英は侵略戦争で傭兵に依存するようになっています。

この傭兵依存が、今、テロリストの帰還により西側諸国の安全保障の脅威になっています。英国は、シリアの南西隅に追い詰められたホワイトヘルメットをイスラエル経由でヨルダンに逃がし、一部を英国に渡らせました。

トルコは、欧米出身のテロリストの本国送還を進めるとしています。市民権はく奪で引き取らない案も欧米の政府内にはあるようですが。

スパイ小説は面白いです。ですが、今の国際政治の中で起きていることのほうが、スパイ小説のような脚色がなくても数倍面白い。大手メディアも取り上げざるを得ないセンセーショナルな展開となっていますが、それを先導するのがSNSです。なかなか追いきれません。日本のネットウヨのような発言も多くなっています。

以上に記した管理人の推定がどこまで当たっているか、検証していきます。

こういう国際政治のドラマチックな展開を追ったまとめ記事は、よほど国際関係に関心がある方のみしかお読みにならないのかと思っていましたが、違いますね。
 
2019年10月23日 トルコに兵を引かせるためにロシアはどんな知恵を出すかの記事について、女性読者からも読みごたえがあったとの感想をいただいています。とても、励みになりました。

世界の主要国のトップが出てくる豪華キャストの現在進行形の劇。絶対に面白いです。


※ D'ARAMITZ@2ndNewMoon氏の2019/11/13のツイート
So, Mr Le Mesurier could handle his volunteers misusing mortal remains of children at Douma, helping-out at al-Nusra executions, & throwing human heads onto a garbage dump, but being called an MI6 spy pushed him quite literally over the edge? @VanessaBeeley
@KitKlarenberg



※Fares Shehabi@ShehabiFares氏の2019/11/13のツイート
Mr. Al-Joulani, al-Qaeda Syria CEO and al-Qaeda Inc Vice Chairman, is very sad for the loss of James Le Mesurier founder of #WhiteHelmets! Condolences are received in #Idlib everyday from 5pm to 9pm..!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/12のツイート
ホワイトヘルメット創設者ジェームズ・ルメスリエールが自宅の外で骨が折れた状態で遺体となって発見された。
エプスタインに続いて、モサドが死んだ

BBC2019/11/12
James Le Mesurier, White Helmets co-founder, discovered dead in Turkey
A former British Army officer honoured by the Queen for his work with the White Helmets civil defence group in Syria has been found dead in Turkey.

The body of James Le Mesurier, who received an OBE in 2016, was discovered on Monday near his home in Istanbul, White Helmet sources told the BBC.

Mr Le Mesurier set up the Mayday Rescue emergency response group, which helped train White Helmets volunteers.

The cause of death is not known. Turkey has launched an investigation.

UK rehomes Syria White Helmet volunteers
Why is there a war in Syria?

In a tweet, the White Helmets said the group had "learned with shock and sadness the news" of the death of Mr Le Mesurier.

Hamish de Bretton-Gordon, a director of the Doctors Under Fire campaign group and a friend of Mr Le Mesurier, said: "It's absolutely tragic. He was one of the few people who have made a humanitarian footprint in Syria."

Mr de Bretton-Gordon said the White Helmets had a very "strong structure" and their work would continue. But he said Mr Le Mesurier's death had left a "hole to fill".
What do we know about Le Mesurier's death?

Mr Le Mesurier's body was found at about 04:30 local time (01:30 GMT) on the street near his home and office in Istanbul's Beyoglu district on the European side of the city.

He was found with fractures to his head and legs, Turkish media say, and is believed to have fallen from his balcony.

A "comprehensive" investigation has been launched, the Istanbul governor's office says.
Who was Le Mesurier?

Mr Le Mesurier, who was believed to be in his 40s at the time of his death and had also worked for the United Nations, was considered a co-founder of the White Helmets.

The organisation, which is also known as the Syria Civil Defence, helps rescue civilians caught up in attacks in areas of Syria controlled by the opposition to President Bashar al-Assad.

In 2016, the organisation received the Right Livelihood Award in recognition for "outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians". Later the same year the group was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

But the Syrian government and its allies Russia and Iran have accused the White Helmets of openly aiding terrorist organisations and the Russian foreign ministry last week accused Mr Le Mesurier of being a former agent of the UK's Secret Intelligence Service, better known as MI6.

※ MFA Russia ロシア国旗@mfa_russia 8:19 PM - Nov 8, 2019
#Zakharova: The White Helmets’ co-founder, James Le Mesurier, is a former agent of Britain’s MI6, who has been spotted all around the world, including in the #Balkans and the #MiddleEast. His connections to terrorist groups were reported back during his mission in #Kosovo.

The Russian allegation was strongly denied on Monday by Karen Pierce, the UK ambassador to the UN, who said: "The Russian charges against him, that came out of the foreign ministry that he was a spy, are categorically untrue."

Mr Le Mesurier received an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) from the Queen in 2016 for "services to the Syria Civil Defence group and the protection of civilians in Syria".

Who are the White Helmets?
Started in 2014 as a volunteer workforce, run by donations
Known for their distinctive white headwear
Include former bakers, tailors, carpenters and other professions
The group says it has saved more than 100,000 people
It says 252 members have been killed and more than 500 injured
Nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2016
Say they are neutral, have no political affiliation and save people from all sides of conflict
Also do repair works, reconnect electrical cables and secure the buildings
Seen as a terrorist group by Syria's government

SPUTNIK2019/11/11
Founder of 'White Helmets' James Le Mesurier Found Dead in Istanbul
Le Mesurier, a former MI6 officer, created the controversial 'urban search and rescue' organisation in 2013. The White Helmets have been repeatedly accused of staging fake attacks in the conflict in Syria in a bid to prompt a Western-backed military intervention in the war-torn country.

A law enforcement source has confirmed the death of James Le Mesurier at his home in Istanbul. However, the source added that at this time, it remains "unclear whether he was murdered, or committed suicide."

The White Helmets' official Twitter account has confirmed Le Mesurier's passing, saying the group was 'shocked and saddened' by the news and expressing its "deepest condolences to the James family." The group commended the former intelligence agent's "humanitarian efforts which Syrians will always remember."

Earlier, an anonymous diplomat was quoted by Reuters as saying that Le Mesurier's body had been found early Monday morning at his home in the city's Beyoglu district.

Sözcü, a major Turkish daily newspaper, reported, citing police sources, that Le Mesurier may have killed himself, and that he had been taking anti-depressant medication for some time ahead of Monday's incident.

Sabah, another major Turkish paper, also reported, citing law enforcement, that police consider suicide the most likely cause of Le Mesurier's death, with the former spy possibly jumping to his death from the balcony of his 3rd floor apartment. No traces of gunshot or knife wounds were found his body, police told Sabah.

A source close to the investigation later said that there was no evidence of any unauthorised persons being near his residence at the time of his death.

Le Mesurier's wife was quoted by Sabah as saying that she and her husband had dinner together on Sunday. "After that we took sleeping pills and went to bed. A few hours later I woke up from the ringing of our doorbell. It was the police. They told me that my husband had fallen from the balcony and died."

Police are continuing their investigation.
Founder of Terrorists' 'Propaganda Arm'

Le Mesurier, a British private security specialist and former UK military intelligence officer, founded the White Helmets in Turkey in March 2013. Before that, he served as an intelligence officer in other theatres of conflict, including a stint in Pristina, Kosovo soon after the NATO intervention in 1999. In the 2000s, he went on to serve as vice president of special projects at the Olive Group, a private mercenary organisation which later merged with Blackwater-Academi into Constellis Holdings.

In a 2014 interview, Le Mesurier said that he spontaneously raised about $300,000 in initial funding from the UK, the US and other countries and trained 25 vetted operatives to create the White Helmets after witnessing the suffering in Syria, with the group soon accumulating over $150 million in cash after Western NGOs, Gulf countries, several European countries and Japan sent money and supplies to help the group. The group continues to enjoy widespread publicity and support in Western countries, and is a UK-registered non-governmental organisation.

Syria considers the White Helmets a "terrorist organisation," citing the group's regular operations in areas controlled by jihadist militants, including al-Qaeda offshoot the Nusra Front,* as well as its creation of video fakes which seem designed to prompt Western military intervention in Syria. Independent journalists have repeatedly accused the group of serving as 'al-Nusra's propaganda arm', given its alleged ties to the militants.

In April 2018, the US, UK and France launched a series of air and cruise missile strikes against Syria following the publication of a White Helmets video appearing to show that a horrific chemical attack that had taken place in Douma, a city in the Damascus suburbs about 10 km from the capital. The Douma attack was later debunked by verified testimony from multiple eyewitnesses who appeared in the video, including that of an 11-year-old boy who revealed that he and his mother had been given food to participate in the video. Since that time, Damascus and its allies have repeatedly voiced concerns about the possibility of more fake videos and false flag attacks by the groups designed to prompt Western intervention.

Last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry urged London to investigate Le Mesurier's possible ties to al-Qaeda. At a briefing on Friday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed to independent research indicating the former spy's possible links to terrorist organisations going back to his work in Kosovo. "There is data suggesting that there were al-Qaeda members among his team there," Zakharova said, adding that Moscow would "very much like to hear what London has to say about these facts."

Earlier this year, Britain's Home Office announced that some 100 volunteers and family members from the White Helmets had been resettled in the UK after being evacuated from Syria last year with the help of British government officials.

RT2019/11/11
BBC backtrack on their own fake news as claims regarding Istanbul death of White Helmets co-founder are deleted
The death of the White Helmets co-founder, British mercenary James Le Mesurier, instantly led to suggestions of Russian involvement from the BBC. They deleted the rumours from Twitter too late, the fire of conspiracy was aflame.

The war in Syria has claimed an estimated 400,000 victims since it began and now British military contractor James Le Mesurier, could join their ranks after his death in Istanbul last night. Or maybe not.

The key supporter of the White Helmets, a group of first-responders who have been operating in the middle of the Syrian war, reportedly fell from his apartment balcony and died. The circumstances of his death are not yet clear.

But that was enough to set off the conspiracy theorists who believe every unexplained death in the world is somehow connected back to shady Russian organisations working alone or alongside the state.

That is how we end up with the BBC Diplomatic Editor Mark Urban suggesting that the dead man, widely reported online (degree of likely accuracy 50-50) to have been a former MI6 agent, may have been murdered, a comment Urban based on the spurious grounds that "a former colleague told" him.

In balance, he further stated that, “another well-placed source disagrees.”

What sort of intelligent, reliable, fact-based journalism is this? This the BBC! It seems these unsubstantiated comments from Urban were considered too much even for the BBC and the thread was removed from Twitter, but not before it had been retweeted nearly 400 times, giving it legs and a life that have already done the job of emulating fake news.

Now, perhaps unwittingly, the BBC has poisoned the well for any future investigation. The existence of unnamed sources, the former colleagues who will never be named or found, the taint of something very wrong have just decimated any hopes of an objective inquiry into what actually happened.

Because when such a senior journalist even suggests the whiff of scandal or intrigue around an incident like this, it is like a match to the touch-paper for social media nutters.

No more evidence needed. This, the Twitterati has decided, is part of an ongoing Russian plot to rid the world of another of its enemies through murder.

And so the strange phenomenon of Twitter reinforcement begins. Any dissenting voices are simply drowned out making a real objective understanding of what is going on totally impossible.

That is the peril of relying on Twitter, an unfiltered conduit between self-appointed guardians of the universe and the outright mad, as a primary news source.

Despite the fact that the one source they are all using to back their wild accusations – Twitter comments from the BBC - has now been deleted, the influence it holds lives on and gathers pace.

This is how it happens, time and time again.

So while Twitter burns, like a Californian hillside, with rage at this potentially tragic accident, take a minute to consider who the victim is.

James Le Mesurier was a former British army officer (maybe intelligence services) and had been working as a military contractor – we used to call them mercenaries – in some pretty dodgy places for many years.

While the liberals laud the work of the White Helmets, there is another view, a view that is held by former US marine and US weapons inspector Scott Ritter.

He wrote in 2016: "The White Helmets' function as an effective propaganda arm of the anti-Assad movement… with their training, equipment and logistical sustainment underwritten exclusively by donations from Western governments (primarily the US and UK), the White Helmets serve as a virtual echo chamber for American and British politicians and officials."

So it seems the White Helmets are not the rescue angels some would have us believe.

One thing we do know is that through his work and his shadowy connections Le Mesurier is a man who certainly knew a lot. Maybe about Russia, but also about the UK, about the US and about Western involvement in the battle of Syria. And maybe that knowledge led to his death.

Or maybe, more prosaically, he simply fell from his apartment balcony in a moment of disorientation in the middle of the night.

By Damian Wilson, UK journalist & political communications specialist


Wikipediaから
James Gustaf Edward Le Mesurier OBE (25 May 1971 – 11 November 2019)[1] was the British co-founder of the White Helmets, a volunteer civil defence organisation in the Syrian Civil War. He was a former British Army Officer and previously worked with the UN Peacekeeping Force in the former Yugoslavia.[2] He was also the director of the non-profit Mayday Rescue Foundation.[3][4][5] He was found dead in 2019 near his home in Istanbul.[6]

Le Mesurier was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2016 for services to the protection of civilians in Syria.

FARSNEWS2019/11/11
Founder of White Helmets Found Dead in Turkey
TEHRAN (FNA)- The White Helmets organization confirmed to Israeli public broadcaster KAN that the group's founder James Le Mesurier was found dead in his home in Istanbul.

Sözcü, a major Turkish daily newspaper, reported, citing police sources, that Le Mesurier may have killed himself, and that he had been taking anti-depressant medication for some time ahead of Monday's incident.

According to the newspaper's sources, the incident was thought to have occurred around 5:30. Le Mesurier's wife was said to have opened the door to police when they arrived at the scene.

Police are investigating the incident.

Le Mesurier, a British private security specialist and former UK military intelligence officer, founded the White Helmets in Turkey in March 2013. Before that, he served as an intelligence officer in other theatres of conflict, including a stint in Pristina, Kosovo soon after the NATO intervention in 1999.

In a 2014 interview, Le Mesurier stated that he quickly raised about $300,000 in initial funding from the UK, the US and other countries to create the White Helmets, with the group soon accumulating over $100 million in cash after Western NGOs, [Persian] Gulf countries, several European countries and Japan sent money and supplies to help the group.

Syria considers the White Helmets a "terrorist organisation", citing the group's regular operations in areas controlled by militants, including al-Qaeda offshoot the Nusra Front, as well as its creation of video fakes which seem designed to prompt Western military intervention in Syria.

In April 2018, the US, UK and France launched a series of air and cruise missile strikes against Syria following the publication of a White Helmets video appearing to show that a horrific chemical attack that had taken place in Douma, a city in the Damascus suburbs about 10 km from the capital. The Douma attack was later debunked by verified testimony from multiple eyewitnesses who appeared in the video, including that of an 11-year-old boy who revealed that he and his mother had been given food to participate in the fake clip.

Last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry urged London to investigate Le Mesurier's possible ties to al-Qaeda. At a briefing on Friday, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova pointed to research indicating the former spy's possible links to terrorist organisations going back to his work in Kosovo.

"There is data suggesting that there were al-Qaeda members among his team there," Zakharova said, adding that Moscow would "very much like to hear what London has to say about these facts".

2019年07月20日
スクリパル事件 英国がなぜこんな物語を考えたか? 英国以外にはわからない

2019年07月11日
フィナンシャルタイムスのプーチンインタビュー 報道ぶり

2019年06月30日
大阪G20メイ・プーチン会談

2018年10月02日
英国情報機関はスパイをその家族を含め暗殺事件にまで引きずり込む

2018年08月29日
ノビチョーク事件のずっと前からBBCはスクリパルとMI6のハンドラーと関係があった?

Skripal Case 13 これからが正念場

2018年04月12日
スクリパル中毒事件 私はこう見る

2018年03月14日
スクリパル中毒事件に英国情報機関の共謀説浮上

2018年03月13日
英国のロシア叩きが極端に過ぎてソールズベリーの事件は偽旗作戦・陰謀の可能性高まる

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/11/15のツイート
#BBCYourQuestions why are you doubling down on #Skripal #FalseFlag poisoning lies?

Theresa May's official narrative is IMPOSSIBLE to be true - there's a Cover Up of who did it

Primary Suspects are Theresa May & MI5/MI6

Skripal Poisonings - Full Evidence
https://ian56.blogspot.com/2018/09/skripa
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:41| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

2019年11月14日

アル・バクダーディは米軍に殺害される直前までインターネットを使っていた

アル・バクダーディの隠れ家にはインターネット回線があってこの家が爆撃される直前まで使われていたというのです。アル・バクダーディがネットで何を見ていた?

でもインターネットはすべて記録が残ります。シリア当局がプロバイダーの記録を知らべれば、アクセス先もメールの送信先もわかります。アル・バクダーディがネットを不用意に使うとは考えられない。

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の午後6:39 ・ 2019年11月13日のツイート
1/ #EXCLUSIVE This is big: Documents I obtained show #Baghdadi compound in Barisha had internet connection.

Internet installed on 1/2/2019. Connection username: mhrab. Until 12hrs before U.S. raid, residents of compound were connected. I also got docs with IP addresses.
@akhbar

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
3/ Internet connection in compound where ISIS chief #Baghdadi died was organised by the owner of the house, Abu Muhammad al Halabi.

2 yrs ago Al-Halabi purchased that compound. Documents I obtained show the internet subscription there started on 1st February 2019.

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
4/ From February 2019 onward, the owner of the #Baghdadi compound in Barisha paid the monthly internet fee in cash to the regional internet provider, acc to sources.

Believe it or not, fee was only a meager 5000 Syrian liras or equivalent of only eight (!) US dollars.

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
5/ The document showing 1-2-2019 as starting date of internet connection for Baghdadi compound in Barisha also shows date of 26 October (the last day).

This means that the October bill was paid for and that the internet connection was still active until the U.S. raid.

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
7/ I also got this doc showing internet usage of inhabitants of Baghdadi compound on 26/10/2019 (last full day before raid shortly after midnight 26/27 October).

Inhabitants logged in 7x.

Total time on net that day is 1 hr 29 min 34 sec.

Total download 119.6mb, upload10.7mb

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
8/ Last time inhabitants of #Baghdadi compound in Barisha logged on to internet on 26 October was right after noon, from 12.01.51 until 12.05.56. So only for 4 min 5 sec.

Around 12 hours later, the U.S. raided compound, just after midnight, so officially on Oct 27th.

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
9/ I'm not enough a specialist to know what you can do with IP addresses &if these IP addresses are significant.

But it seems rather interesting that the document regarding Oct26 also shows the IP addresses when the inhabitants of the Baghdadi compound logged on to the internet.

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
10/ I also got a document showing per day internet connectivity for October.

It displays how many hrs, mins &secs residents in Baghdadi compound were daily connected to net.

Varies greatly. Notice on 21Oct only 4mins but earlier between 10-20 hrs.

Also shows the down/uploads.

※ Jenan Moussa@jenanmoussa氏の2019/11/13のツイート
11/ Last document I obtained: It shows total time that inhabitants of Baghdadi compound were online from 1 Feb 2019 to 26 Oct 2019.

Total connection time for username mhrab (=Baghdadi compound) was 90 days 20 hrs 39 min and 3 sec.

Total download: 211 gb, upload: 11 gb.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:12| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ホワイトヘルメット創設者ジェームズ・ルメスリエールの死の意味

知りすぎたものは突然に栄光の終わりが来る。



※ vanessa beeley @VanessaBeeley
Still puzzled why @MarkUrban01 deleted his Tweets suggesting death of #WhiteHelmets founder, James Le Mesurier, might be related to "Russian black propaganda". Was he told to delete by MI6?






"sick" むかつくというのは、9年にわたって米国同盟がシリアの国民に対して非人道的な戦争をやり、ルメスリエールやホワイトヘルメットがそれに対する公衆の同意を維持してきたことを言うんだよ! 一撃で倒しました。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:07| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年11月13日

香港の暴徒はここまで残虐になりました 「香港加油」と言っていた人は暴力を支援 ISIS支援と同じこと

香港の暴徒を支援していた方は、今何を感じ、考えておられますか? この混乱を収束させるための発言はなさらないんですか?

これもリベラルの活動で許容範囲ですか?これでも「香港加油」ですか? 自分たちに同調しないからと火をつけたりするのはISISやアルカイダのテロリストと同じです。頭おかしくありませんか?

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/11/13のツイート
Shocking VIDEO shows Hong Kong mob savagely beating woman with metal rods.
Blood pours from her head after the attack.
These are the "protesters" the U.S. is backing for another Regime Change Coup.
https://rt.com/news/473292-hong-kong-attack-woman-video/

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/12のツイート
周庭をリツイする日本のリベラルは、周庭の仲間が市民に暴行していること、火をつけ焼き殺そうとしていること、わざと交通事故を起こそうとしていること、電車転覆を起こそうとしていること、警官の拳銃を奪い人を殺害しようとしていること。すべての暴力に責任を取る決意があるんだな!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/12のツイート
香港からCIAを叩き出さないと、香港市民の犠牲が増大するばかり。強酸液体をかけられたこの男性は、大丈夫だろうか。心配だ。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/12のツイート
昨日は、ガソリン焼殺未遂に続き、日本人観光客も犠牲になった。香港暴徒のテロ行為と、日本人の犠牲者を伝えないといけないのに、メディアは一切隠した! そして警察から銃を奪おうとした暴徒を「犠牲者」と大騒ぎ。メディアは完全な共犯者! 恥ずかしくないのか! 怒りましょう

RT2019/11/11
Hong Kong rioters SET MAN ON FIRE for not backing anti-China protests

https://twitter.com/i/status/1193775127583834112

暴徒が警官の拳銃をつかもうとして警官が銃を発射。
※ Carl Zha@CarlZha氏の2019/11/11のツイート
#HongKongProtesters made attempt to grab gun of #HongKong police, get shot. Today around 07:24, at Sai Wan Ho. Two protestors fell on ground.
Injured protesters now in stable condition after surgery
https://twitter.com/i/status/1193752539222560768


※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/10のツイート
墜落した大学生を救護しようと向かう救急車を、道路閉鎖で妨害する暴徒。しかし今、「警察が救急隊が向かうのを阻止し、学生を死なせた」と周庭は嘘をつき、香港警察を非難している。

※ Liam Stone石立安@liamstone_19氏の2019/11/10のツイート
This video shows it's #Hongkong protesters and the road barriers they set up blocked the ambulance that on the way to rescue the HKUST student. Now they are blaming the police for blocking the ambulance. #HongKongProtests
https://twitter.com/i/status/1193246654209519617



暗殺未遂事件 RT2019/11/6
Pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker STABBED in apparent assassination attempt


次の証拠写真が出てきたところでこの暴動の社会的、政治的な構造は明らかになっていたのです。2019/8の初めです。



こういう暴力集団の発生と拡大は、早く止めて芽を摘まなければならない。さもないと、シリアでISISが蔓延したのと同じ結果になる。

ISISが勢力を拡大したのは、ISISが外国政府からもらう金をばらまき、それに食いついて支持するシリア国民がいたからです。

「香港加油」と言っていた人は、別に無知蒙昧の人々だけではない。暴力が広がるのを無責任に楽しんでいた人たちだけではない。常識と教養がありそうな人まで、暴力を支援していた。

今回は、本当に驚きました。

食べて応援する人、それを推進する人と何も変わらない無知と悪意を露呈してしまいました。

2019年11月06日
これがリベラルの市民活動? まだ支援します? 恥ずかしくありませんか?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:26| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

マッチを使い火を燃やし続けることができますか

豪州では10か所以上で森林火災が発生しシドニーは煙っているそうです。最初の野火は、西部で起きていたのではなかったでしょうか。次の記事は、この混乱に乗じて9歳の子どもがトーチランプ、小型発炎装置で火災を起こしたと伝えています。

9歳というと、小学校の3年生? よくトーチランプが使えましたね。

私の子供が小学生のころ、転居する際に紙くずを持ち出して大きな川の延焼するもののない河原でそれを燃やさせたことがあります。

マッチを渡したと記憶します。うまく着火させ紙を燃やすことができたのは一人だけでした。

今、都市部に住んでいれば何かを燃やす経験などできません。風呂の釜で火を燃やすこともないし、落ち葉焚きもできない。しかし、火の怖さは実際に火を使わなければ感得できません。マッチを擦るのも初めてだとうまく行かない。

しかし火を使うことはサバイバル術の基本中の基本。

都市部では火を使える場所がありませんが、デイキャンプの施設では火が使えるでしょう。

バーベキューを目的とせずに子供に火の扱いを教える。機会を見てやってみたらよいと思います。大人でもマッチで火をつけたことのない人も増えているはずですね。

RT2019/11/12
9yo child admits to arson as dozens of WILDFIRES ravage southeast Australia
As southeastern Australian is ravaged by dozens of wildfires, a nine-year-old boy has admitted to using a blowtorch to start another blaze in the state of New South Wales.
At least three people have died and more than 170 homes have been destroyed by over 70 infernos that are raging in the state. The army is expected to be deployed in one of Australia’s largest ever peacetime military mobilizations in an effort to tackle the crisis.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:21| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国はシリア東部に違法な疑似国家を作りたがっている

シリアでは、新憲法起草の準備として関係者の調整が始まっていますが、クルドが揺れ動いています。

2019年10月31日
シリア北部トルコ国境はこのまま落ち着くのかに書きましたが、SDFの指揮者 Mazloum Kobani は、どうも信用できない印象です。

ラブロフは、called on Kurdish representatives to be consistent in their position.と述べ、クルドの代表者が一貫した立場をとるように要求しています。米国とロシアの双方に二股をかけ、その時の局面に応じて彼らに都合の良いところだけをつまみ食いしているのです。

FARSNEWS2019/11/12
Lavrov: US Wants to Create Illegal Quasi-State in Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States is looking to illegally separate territories on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates and create a separate, illegal, quasi-state there, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, speaking at the Paris Peace Forum on Tuesday.

"On the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River, they are doing everything possible to create the structure for a quasi-state, and are asking the Gulf States for major investments in order to create a local administration on the basis of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the Kurds - the YPG People's Protection Units and others, with the clear intention of breaking this piece of territory off from Syria, and controlling the oil fields located there," Lavrov stated, according to Sputnik.

At the same time, Lavrov accused the US of prohibiting its allies from investing in Syria's reconstruction.

"When it comes to Syria's reconstruction, we, together with the Syrian government, support inviting everyone [to participate], in creating conditions for the modernisation of infrastructure and the return of refugees, so that the country can return to a normal life. The United States categorically denies the need for this, and prohibit its allies - NATO, the European Union, countries of the region, from investing in any projects in the territories controlled by the Syrian government," the foreign minister added.

Last Year, Syrian authorities estimated that between $200 and $400 billion in investment, and up to a decade would be needed to rebuild Syria following the conflict. The US and its European allies have refused to commit to funding reconstruction efforts, although many European countries are facing major social tensions, due to the influx of Syrian refugees into Europe.

In his remarks on Tuesday, Lavrov urged Syria's Kurds to take part in the political dialogue on the situation in the country but called on Kurdish representatives to be consistent in their position.

"If from the start of the conflict, they decided that they can act with US support, when they announced the creation of the Rojava Federation, and that the US would provide them with support in a movement toward separatism, this was their decision," the diplomat said.

"We attempted to explain to them, and the Syrian government, that it is important to begin a dialogue between Damascus and the Kurds. The Kurds did not show interest in this. They were convinced that the United States would always support them," he added.

Lavrov lamented that although Kurdish authorities did ask Moscow for assistance in starting a dialogue with the Syrian government, as the US announced its partial withdrawal from Eastern Syria in October, they appeared to lose interest in such dialogue once the US said that they would return to the war-torn country to control its oil fields.

"I have no doubt in my mind, that a solution to the Syrian process can be achieved, only if the interests of the Kurds, and all of Syria's ethnic groups, are taken into account," stressed Lavrov.

With regards to Syria's Kurds, the Damascus government has repeatedly spoken out against the creation of any special autonomy for the country's Kurds, citing Syria's multi-ethnic and multi-confessional nature.

Over the past several weeks, US President Donald Trump has repeatedly said that the US would be "keeping" Syria's oil, with the Pentagon clarifying that the mission of the US military in Syria will now include preventing the country's oil stocks from falling into the hands of either terrorists or the Bashar al-Assad government.

Trump's comments brought him widespread condemnation, including among his opponents at home, who warned that taking another state's natural resources, violates international laws against pillaging.

Commenting on President Trump's comments regarding Syria's oil, President al-Assad stated that the US president's policy was nothing new, with the US government, the CIA and others involved in the smuggling and looting of Syrian oil going back to at least 2014, in his estimation. Trump, Assad added, "just announce[d] the truth" about US policy.



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:06| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

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

2019年11月10日

日米FTA絶対反対

汚染水放出阻止署名の方は既に目標達成で大阪市長に反対署名を突きつける日程も決まったようですので、私は、下記問題に重点を移したいと思います。
内容が国民に隠されてるようで、twitterをやってない人はほとんど知らないようです。
下記に参考になりそうなリンク先を上げましたので、必要な行動や拡散をお願いします。
与野党含めて、国会議員が国民に知られぬ間に決めようとしているとしたら、もう手遅れですね!
だとしても、諦めず、出来ることをしましょう!

★13日(水)外務委員会。
強行採決が懸念されますあせあせ(飛び散る汗)

Aquaさんが、外務委員会メンバー名簿を作ってくださってます。
日米FTA絶対反対のFAXをお願いいたしますゴメン/お願い

https://twitter.com/noDPP8VEhibYP/status/1193098383373635585

★もう時間がありません️

#日米FTA 締結を阻止するため電話やFAX&拡散のご協力をお願いしますゴメン/お願い
https://twitter.com/Aqua98985173/status/1189955617470865408

★#日米fta
https://twitter.com/hashtag/%E6%97%A5%E7%B1%B3fta?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash


★ 内田聖子/Shoko Uchida
@uchidashoko

★ blueingreen
@blueingreen9

★ Aqua✩.*˚
@Aqua98985173

★ 百万回死んだ七本脚 TPP、EPA、SPA脱退、RCEP、FTA阻止しろ 移民反対
@efta_podia

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dt5uBoeUUAYetIg.jpg:large

FAXについて…。

★【各省庁FAXFAX番号】
https://twitter.com/Aqua98985173/status/1189278272963710977

★【政党別議員リスト】
〇〇党→議員名→スクロールして下の方にFAX番号があります。
https://giinwatch.jp/giin/giin-faction/

★自宅にFAXがない方に!
初月(150枚まで)無料のインターネットFAX
https://twitter.com/tc5lr74F6avTrIp/status/1181053944014893056

★庶民で家にFAXがなく、コンビニでお金払って送るのも、金銭的にきつい…と嘆いてた私に、心優しい方が、メールで送れるFAXサービスを紹介してくださいました!
しかも、初月は無料!
これでガンガンFAX送れる!
https://www.efax.co.jp/

★#日米FTA 阻止 要望書を送りたいけど、コンビニは高い・手間がかかる
という方に!
自宅FAXより速い・簡単いなずま
オススメのインターネット
要望書をコピーせず、ファイルでFAX送信出来ます。

【efax】と【秒速送信FAX】を使ってみて良かったので以下に紹介いたします

https://twitter.com/Aqua98985173/status/1185522032366080000


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:50| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

2019年11月08日

日本と北朝鮮が戦争になったら韓国国民は北朝鮮に加勢する 当然ですよね

RT2019/11/7
If North Korea and Japan went to war, South Koreans would support Kim Jong-un, says new survey
In news that may shock many outside the Korean Peninsula, a recent survey found that, were conflict to erupt between Pyongyang and Tokyo, the majority of South Koreans would side with their neighbor to the North.

The survey, titled “The Situation in Northeast Asia and South Koreans’ Perception,” found that 45.5 percent of respondents would support North Korea, while just 15.1 percent would support Japan, while 39.4 were undecided.

The survey, which was carried out by a state-sponsored think tank led by research fellow Lee Sang Sin, involved 1,000 participants and was conducted between 2018 and October 2019.

The findings were presented on Wednesday at the Korea Institute for National Unification’s 11th annual Peace Forum.

Lee said the results were “not so surprising” to those who have followed regional geopolitics for any length of time, particularly the warming of relations between the two Koreas, adding that political affiliation did not appear to impact respondents’ answers.

Both Koreas were occupied by Japan for much of the first half of the 20th century. Only after the end of World War II and the beginning of the Cold War did the Korean Peninsula become divided.

The three-year Korean War has never officially ended. On Tuesday, however, 71 members of South Korea’s National Assembly put forward a resolution calling for an official end to hostilities between the North and South.

Supreme leader Kim Jong-un has attended three peace summits with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and has met with US President Donald Trump three times, including a historic meeting at the Korean border. Kim has also met with Chinese President Xi Jinping as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin to cap off a period of historic warming in relations for the notoriously hermetic nation.

以下略
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年11月07日

‘Very good start!’: Trump signals support for Yemen power-sharing deal

FARSNEWS2019/11/6
Iran: Aden Deal Not to Help Crisis in Yemen
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry announced on Wednesday that the agreement signed between fugitive President Mansour Hadi and the UAE-backed separatists in Southern Yemen will not help soothe the crisis in the war-torn country.

"Signing such documents will not help resolution of problems in Yemen and it will be a step to prolong Saudi Arabia and its allies' occupation in Southern Yemen directly or through their proxy forces," Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said on Wednesday.

He advised Saudi Arabia to give a positive response to the initiative presented by Mahdi al-Mashat, the president of Yemen's Supreme Political Council, on the halt of recirocal attacks rather than making decisions for groups that have no authority.

"As stressed many times, the Islamic Republic of Iran believes the first step to resolve the crisis in Yemen is stopping the war and bloodshed and removing the cruel siege on the Yemeni people, and the next step is holding Yemeni-Yemeni talks to attain an agreement for the political future of the country," Mousavi said.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched a devastating campaign against Yemen in March 2015, with the goal of bringing the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crushing the Ansarullah movement.

The US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED), a nonprofit conflict-research organization, estimates that the war has claimed more than 100,000 lives over the past four and a half years.

The war has also taken a heavy toll on the country’s infrastructure, destroying hospitals, schools, and factories. The UN says over 24 million Yemenis are in dire need of humanitarian aid, including 10 million suffering from extreme levels of hunger.


RT2019/11/6
‘Very good start!’: Trump signals support for Yemen power-sharing deal
US President Donald Trump has tweeted his enthusiasm for a power-sharing peace deal signed between Yemen’s government and southern separatists and hailed as a step toward a broader political solution for the complicated conflict.

Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon that the plan marked a “very good start” on solving the crisis. “Please all work hard to get a final deal,” he added.

The Saudi-backed government in Yemen signed the deal to end the power struggle that had fractured the Saudi coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi movement, which ousted the government of Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi from Sanaa in 2014. The southern separatists are supported by the United Arab Emirates, Riyadh’s main coalition partner.

Riyadh’s envoy to Yemen said the deal would involve the separatist Southern Transitional Council (STC) joining a new cabinet and that all armed forces will come under government control.

In a televised signing ceremony, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the pact could open “broader talks” between parties “to reach a political solution and end the war.”

Riyadh saw solving the crisis between the government and separatists as crucial in allowing it to focus on fighting the Houthis at its southern border.

The deal calls for the creation of a new cabinet of no more than 24 ministers within 30 days, with equal representation for northerners and southerners.

The deal has also been hailed by United Nations envoy Martin Griffiths as an important step toward bringing an end to a war that has pushed millions of Yemenis to the brink of famine.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:21| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

インドの癌症例は1年で300%以上急増 大気汚染との関連は?

インドの大気汚染がすさまじいようです。インドの政治家がパキスタンが有毒物質を流していると非難したり、迷走です。
インド産の農産物で最も日本人になじみが深いのは紅茶? セイロン産も含めて放射能が検出されましたので、私は以前から飲むのを止めています。

香辛料の安全性に関する懸念はこの大気汚染で高まらざるを得ませんね。香辛料の栽培加工方法も調べないといけませんね。そんなに量多く使うものではないので、気にしていませんでしたが。

タージマハールが大気汚染の影響を受けているとのニュースをもう何年も前に見たように記憶します。でも、今回もそうですが、この激しいスモッグがどれだけの広がりを持ってどれくらいの期間続いているのかも一般の報道には出ないんですよね。インド発の情報ではあるのかもしれませんが。とてももどかしい。

RT2019/11/6
Pakistan released POISONOUS GAS to pollute Delhi’s air, Indian politician claims
Delhi’s record-breaking air pollution may be the result of a covert chemical attack by Pakistan, an Indian politician has claimed, insisted that his airtight theory should be “seriously” considered.

“There is a possibility that poisonous gas could have been released by any neighboring country which is afraid of us,” Meerut BJP leader Vineet Agarwal Sharda said.

Listing Pakistan and China as the two prime suspects, Sharda said that India “must seriously consider” whether Islamabad was releasing poisonous substances into Delhi’s air. He also accused Pakistan of being intimidated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi – a BJP member – and stated ominously that India has never lost a war to its nuclear-armed neighbor.

He also criticized government officials who blamed the dangerous environmental conditions on emissions from factories and agriculture.

“The farmer is the backbone of our country. Farmers and industries should not be blamed,” the BJP leader said.

Indian officials have been scrambling to find a solution – or in this case, excuses – for Delhi’s hazardous level of air pollution.

Earlier this week, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan suggested that eating vitamin-rich carrots could help shield Indians from pollution-related illnesses.



インドのがん患者が1年で300%以上増加、ということは4倍以上になったということですね。医療水準の向上でがんが発見されやすくなっているのでしょうが、貧しい食生活と、たばことアルコールが原因などと言っている間は、がんは減りませんね。

核保有国です。大気汚染が激しい。経済繁栄の負の遺産でしょうか。

RT2019/11/3
Cancer cases in India spike by over 300% in 1 year, new govt data shows
The number of Indians diagnosed with cancer more than tripled between 2017 and 2018, according to a new government report. The increase is attributed to a rise in unhealthy lifestyles, as well as better detection.

Of the 65 million patients who visited state-run NCD (non-communicable disease) clinics in 2018, 160,000 were treated for common cancer – including cervical, oral, and breast cancer. Revealed in India’s 2019 National Health Profile, the figure represents a nearly 324-percent increase from the previous year.

The number of people who used the government-run facilities nearly doubled from 2017-18, suggesting that cancer detection improved significantly over the two-year period.

India’s Health Ministry attributed the worrying uptick to poor diet and tobacco and alcohol use. India currently finds itself near the top of the list for overall number of cancer cases. India’s cancer rate in proportion to its population is considerably lower than much of the developed world. However, poor data reporting and a shortage of oncologists in the country means that many cancer cases go undetected.

The report also had some positive news. The Health Ministry found that average life expectancy in India increased from 49.7 years in 1970-75 to 68.7 years in 2012-16.

Apple and Samsung sued over ‘cancer risk’ from cell phone radiation

RT2019/11/4
‘Absolutely disgusting’: Indian celebrities lambaste govt over Delhi air pollution emergency
As Delhiites continue to suffer through a bout of extreme smog, irate celebrities, including Bollywood elites, have publicly criticized the government for perceived inaction over the growing public health crisis.

Film and TV star Priyanka Chopra is in Delhi to film her next project ‘The White Tiger’ and, despite expressing initial joy at filming in her home country, she quickly took to Instagram to share just how severe the air pollution is in the capital.

“It’s so hard to shoot here right now that I can’t even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions,” the actor said in the caption below her masked face. “Pray for the homeless. Be safe everyone.”

The seasonal smog is reaching ‘hazardous’ levels, with air quality now ranking in the ‘severe’ category at over 30 times the World Health Organisation’s safe daily limit of pollutants.

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor also weighed in on the situation, sharing a pithy, wry tweet which read: “Breathlessness, Palpitation, moist eyes… you’re either in love or in Delhi.”
(以下略)

RT2019/11/4
Indian health minister says ‘eat your carrots’ to protect against air pollution epidemic. ‘No,’ responds the entire internet
Delhi’s air pollution has reached record-breaking levels, prompting smog-covered Indians to demand government action to clear up the deadly crisis. Just eat more carrots, the country’s health minister has amazingly tweeted.

The city’s smog is reaching ‘hazardous’ levels, with air quality now ranking in the ‘severe’ category at over 30 times the World Health Organisation’s safe daily limit of pollutants. Schools have been shuttered and flights canceled as officials declared a public health emergency.

In perhaps one of the most ill-advised attempts at public outreach this century, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tweeted out a truly remarkable health tip – accompanied by a graphic bordering on self-satire – in an attempt to help Indians cope with the dangerously-poor air quality.

“Eating carrots helps the body get Vitamin A, potassium, & antioxidants which protect against night blindness common in India. Carrots also help against other pollution-related harm to health,” Harsh Vardhan wrote, attaching what appears to be carrot clip art. “Munch your way to good health with winter carrots,” the graphic said, using double exclamation marks to emphasize the effectiveness of the airtight anti-smog solution.

As usual, cynics on social media rushed to criticize the well-meaning minister, who simply wanted to relay a remedy for his country’s unfathomably awful smog problem.
(以下略)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:13| Comment(7) | 国際・政治

2019年11月06日

これがリベラルの市民活動? まだ支援します? 恥ずかしくありませんか?

暗殺未遂事件
RT2019/11/6
Pro-Beijing Hong Kong lawmaker STABBED in apparent assassination attempt


A Hong Kong lawmaker aligned with the territory’s pro-Beijing camp was attacked by a knife-wielding man in what appeared to be an attempt on his life, captured in shocking footage shared online.

Currently running for a District Council position in an upcoming election, legislator Junius Ho was suddenly attacked on Wednesday morning while campaigning in the town of Tuen Mun. The lawmaker was brought to hospital with minor injuries, while the assailant was quickly restrained and taken into custody.

In a video of the attack, a man is seen casually chatting with Ho, reportedly commending his hard work and asking for a selfie as he reached into a bag. In the next instant, the man lunges forward with a knife, striking Ho in the chest and prompting a scramble for the weapon as both fall to the ground.

単に駅の施設を破壊しまくる暴徒
https://twitter.com/i/status/1170674007240167424

Reality of Hong Kong
TEHRAN (FNA)- The violence in Hong Kong attracted widespread media attention. However, some of the reports are extremely biased, and some are even malicious. [VIDEO]
https://media.farsnews.com/media/Uploaded/Files/Video/1398/07/21/13980721000842.mp4

WATCH Hong Kong protesters beat & set fire to ‘off-duty cop’
A camera has captured the dramatic moment when a man – reportedly an off-duty police officer – was dragged away from his car and firebombed by rioters amid violent clashes in Hong Kong.

Footage shared by Xinhua news agency shows masked mobsters surrounding the man’s car in a Hong Kong street. They then hurl a petrol bomb at the victim, who was wearing a white T-shirt, before he runs away to escape the blaze. He dropped a sidearm on the ground.

Further into the clip, he is seen making a phone call, at which point a second petrol bomb explodes under his legs.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1180345946238078976

The assault occurred amid anti-Beijing protests that continue to rage in Hong Kong, with violent demonstrators targeting Chinese banks, setting streets ablaze, and vandalizing underground stations.

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam accused the violent protesters of creating “a very dark night” for the city.

“Everyone is very worried and concerned, or even scared,” she said in a recorded video statement released on Saturday.

Earlier, the city suspended all underground and train services as the authorities braced for another wave of violence on Saturday on the back of a failed new ban on face masks.

・・・・・・・

エリック C@x__ok氏のツイートから転載。管理人はエリック C@x__ok氏のフォローをやめました。ファロー推奨を取り消します。こんなあからさまな陰謀に簡単に乗せられてしまうとは思っていませんでした。

エリック Cさんがリツイート
周庭 Agnes Chow Ting@chowtingagnes氏の2019/10/5のツイート
覆面禁止法が強行に施行された1日目の今日、香港のセントラルでマスクをつけた男女が警察に取り押さえられました。彼らは警察に警棒で足を殴られ、マスクを外せと言われました。所持品も検査されました。

※ エリック C@x__ok氏の2019/10/5のツイート
日本の、安倍政権によって強行採決でつくられてしまった緊急事態条項 も、この様に危険。
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周庭 Agnes Chow Ting@chowtingagnes ・ 10月4日
緊急法を利用し、覆面禁止法を成立させたことは、香港の終わりの始まりだと思います。
香港政府は今日マスクを禁止できれば、明日は夜間外出を禁止でき、明後日はインターネットも禁止できます。とにかく、政府の権力は無限大となり、市民の権利と自由が全部奪われます。

※ エリック C@x__ok氏の2019/10/4のツイート
【重要】マスク禁止まであと20分切りました。皆で香港市民を見守るべき。

大袈裟太郎 香港中継。
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エリック C@x__ok ・ 23h
https://twitcasting.tv/oogesatarou

エリック Cさんがリツイート
※ 大袈裟太郎@oogesatarou
police has commig!!!
プロテスターを囲い込む警察隊。香港を光州にしないために、天安門にしないために、おれたちは今、ここにいる。
あと1時間でマスク禁止令。
#hongkong #HongKongProtests #antielab #standwithhongkong #香港光復時代革命 #香港デモ #反幪面法

・・・・・・

周庭とかいう女しれっとウソを書いていますね。





※ PM@P10514505氏の2019/10/のツイート
返信先: @enc0re2 さん、 @trappedsoldierさん
这谷歌翻译真是够了,
我周星驰招你惹你了(My Zhou Xingchi invites you to mess with you.)

エリック C@x__ok氏は、この女にそそのかされて? 一緒になって騒いでいるが大丈夫か。頭おかしくなっていないか?
誰か指摘してやったらよいかも。


※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/11のツイート
香港暴徒が「ハイル・ヒットラー!」を始めた? ウクライナのネオナチにならえば、こうなるのは当然か。



リベラルどころか本質はファッショ。どうすんだ。共産党のほうが非暴力的だぞ。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/12のツイート
香港で何が起こっているかを取材報道したオーストラリア7ニュースのロバート・オベイディアは死の脅迫を受けた。暴徒に殴られた女優セリーヌ・マにインタビューし、暴徒から庇ったことが理由?
龍作も大袈裟も報道特集・日下部も、脅迫は受けない。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/12のツイート
「タクシーを止められ車のミラーが破壊され、暴徒が乗り込んできてハンドルを握った。そして群衆の中に突っ込んだ」―先週、暴徒に襲われたタクシードライバー、ヘンリー・チェンが病院で家族に語った。暴徒はチェンが車のリース代金として用意していた現金30万円も窃盗した

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/18のツイート
ジミー・シャムは「襲撃事件」を選挙運動に利用するために下手な芝居を打った? しかし襲撃された当日に、もう選挙のちらしに事件のことが書いてある! ジミーの選挙事務所は、予知能力があるらしい…
https://twitter.com/HK2019Riot/status/1184856171863146497

※ LuLu@LuLu0122氏の2019/10/18のツイート
一般市民を何人も集団リンチしてる暴徒、誰か捕まりました?
「笑わせないでよ」はこっちの台詞。



※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/18のツイート
「ヒットラーを知っている?」と暴徒に質問し、香港暴動の真実を伝えていた米独立ジャーナリスト、ジェイロン・ラインズのユーチューブアカウントが凍結された。香港の運動の真相を探ると検閲される! これが「民主と自由」?

※ 魔界連邦@kissurmother氏の2019/9/24のツイート
香港のデモ参加者とここ数日話しててデマ拡散が本当だという事を知ってしまった。
「もうやめるべきだと意見がまとまってる」
じゃなくて、最初からすべきではなかったよ。
信頼は一度失ってしまうと二度と取り戻せないんだよ。
#香港 #香港デモ #hongkong
#HongKongProtester https://twitter.com/BambooThink/status/1175745949966028800

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/21のツイート
なぜ暴徒に襲撃されている市民や警察について伝えず、隠そうとする? 多くの市民が血まみれにされているのに。暴徒の武器は遠隔操作IEDまで出てきた。暴徒どころか、完全にテロリスト! 大量殺戮の犠牲者が出ても、まだ庇うつもり?

※ 大袈裟太郎@oogesatarou氏の午後2:26 ・ 2019年10月21日のツイート
例えば「香港のデモ隊は暴徒だ」という一部の言説を鵜呑みにするならば、僕らメディアへの警察からの攻撃はどう言い訳するのか?(ちなみに彼女は失明した)
壁に紙を貼っただけで腸が飛び出すほど刺された市民については?
衝突の無いデモの主催者が襲撃された件はどう説明するのか? #Shout4HK

ジャーナリストは事実を伝えるのが仕事、暴徒の言い立てを伝えるだけなのか、自分でどこまで確認したかが示されていない。大袈裟太郎氏が何者か知らなかった。

台風を機にツイッターの話題を切り替えた方もおられるようです。そのほうが良い。

6月ころから警告していたのに、年配男性でも頭に血が上るともうブレーキも何も効かないんですね。ネットウヨが弁護士の懲戒請求を集団で出すようなこともありうるわけだし、放射能の危険性を説いても聞く耳持たない人はもうどうしようもないんですね。世の中そう簡単に善だ、悪だと割り切れないんですよ。年配者までころっと。日本人は海外のニュースに疎いから簡単に騙される。

2019年10月08日
イラクで仕掛けた騒乱は成功するか 香港で バクダッドで米国の戦略は同じ

2019年09月29日
香港の人は植民地支配に戻りたいのかな ISISのテロリストとそっくり

2019年09月28日
日本人は若い女に騙されやすい

2019年09月27日
台北で香港連帯のデモ? 当局も参加か? 台湾渡航注意

2019年09月12日
これが丸腰の抗議者だって!! 冗談もほどほどにしてくれ

2019年09月09日
香港警察が殆ど丸腰の市民をも襲撃し、無差別に暴行というのは本当か

2019年08月30日
香港の暴動は米国が世界でやっている悪行を認識する良いチャンスです 何が真実かこの際、見つめて理解しましょう

2019年08月10日
Hong Kong activist goes on defensive after being photographed with US consulate official

2019年06月21日
China warns ‘black hand’ of Western meddlers to stay out of Hong Kong
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:56| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

BIG MOMMA? ‘Mother of all bubbles’ could blow up economy in next 2 years – strategist

RT2019/11/5
BIG MOMMA? ‘Mother of all bubbles’ could blow up economy in next 2 years – strategist
Every economic cycle ends with excess which is sovereign debt, says Joe Zidle, chief investment strategist at Blackstone. This time such excess sovereign debt might be the "mother of all bubbles", he suggests.

The strategist said that failures in the repo market, negative-yielding debt, a deeply negative term premium, trade conflicts around the world, and a collapse in manufacturing all seem unrelated right now.

“At the end of any economic cycle, we often get warnings that appear to be unrelated,” he says. “It’s in hindsight that we realize that they were not at all random.”

Investors saw this during the run-up and aftermath of the housing bubble, “and we’re seeing it now.”

The “mother of all bubbles” in the sovereign debt market is the catalyst that will likely trigger the next recession, according to Zidle. He expects that to happen between mid-2020 and the end of 2021.

“I’ve turned more bearish on the current economic outlook. I don’t expect a recession in six months, but I don’t think it will be as far out as two years from now, either… I believe excess sovereign debt might be the mother of all bubbles.”

Zidle points out that stocks tend to rise until about six months before a recession, meaning there could be some market gains left.

“Cyclicals and low-quality stocks should outperform in an improving earnings environment,” he said. “New highs in equity markets will likely be set.”

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

China – not Iran – is the real reason US troops will never leave Iraq

RT2019/11/5
China – not Iran – is the real reason US troops will never leave Iraq
Recent developments suggest that the US and its allies have become increasingly wary of China’s expanding influence inside Iraq, even while Washington continuously points out the threat supposedly posed by Iran instead.

Over the past few weeks, Iraq has slowly but surely begun its re-descent into chaos. According to reports, tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest Iraq’s current state of governance, with over 250 already being killed in clashes with security forces. One protester even died last week, after being hit in the chest by a tear-gas canister in Baghdad. At the time of writing, Iraqi protesters have just stormed Iran’s consulate in the holy city of Karbala, resulting in four further deaths and at least 19 injuries.

I can’t help but notice that, when Iraq is being ruled as a US client state, clashes with security forces that see hundreds of civilian deaths are no big deal. It’s not as if the US can hustle the international community to legitimize another invasion of a country it’s invaded twice before. It does therefore ring quite hypocritical when the sole basis of Washington’s call for the Syrian government to step down in 2011 seemed to be based on allegations of a similar fact scenario. But that is a topic for a separate article.

Then again, it was the US who plunged Iraq into chaos to begin with. The US, together with the UK, toppled Saddam Hussein in 2003, fired close to 500,000 police and military personnel (which to some extent contributed to the rise of ISIS), and facilitated the deaths of over one million Iraqi civilians in the process.

After actively bringing about the circumstances in which a terror group like ISIS could cement itself in a war-torn nation and thrive, the US then helped raze entire Iraqi cities to the ground in a bid to recapture territory they allowed ISIS to grab hold of without question in the first place.

But forget all of this trivial history – a mere coincidence, some might say. What should really be troubling us is not Washington’s involvement in Iraq. In fact, this time around we have a new enemy so potent – diggings its claws well into Baghdad – that we shouldn’t worry about Russia, Iran or even North Korea.

Our new enemy, and by proxy, Iraq’s new enemy (given that only we know what is best for Iraq), is China.

Last week, 23 countries, including the US, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, condemned China at the United Nations over its alleged mistreatment of the Uighur ethnic minority. A group of 54 states, on the contrary, praised China’s “remarkable achievements in the field of human rights.”

What may come as a surprise for many is that Iraq, a Muslim-majority nation, wasn't among the 23 states condemning China. In fact, a number of Muslim-majority nations have either sided with China or remained eerily silent while the western world condemns Beijing for allegedly persecuting the lives of close to 2 million Muslims.

China may not have contributed heavily with personnel on the ground to help the Iraqi government defeat ISIS, but Iraq has benefited from a growing partnership between the two nations in other respects. It’s worth noting that official Chinese documents appear to stress the fact that China’s intentions in the Middle East are purely economic, as these official documents rarely put an emphasis on security cooperation. This runs in stark contrast to the US, who seem to approach the region from the inside out.

Iraq has also purchased billions of dollars’ worth of Chinese military equipment over the last few years, including armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision-guided rockets and ballistic missile systems. Iraq supposedly uses Chinese-made drones for counter-terrorism purposes, suggesting yet another area of competition for the United States.

While in Baghdad earlier this year, China’s deputy minister of foreign relations also reportedly said Beijing was ready to contribute to the reconstruction of Iraq.

One could argue, on the other hand, that all of this assistance in light of the growing relationship between the two states pales in comparison with the US’ contribution. The US did man a coalition on the ground and provide the equipment in which an ISIS defeat was inevitable. Since 2014, the US has provided more than $2.5 billion in humanitarian funding for programs in Iraq, as well as $5.8 billion in security programs.

However, like most places across the globe, it is not the fact that China is outdoing the US in terms of numbers which is the problem; it’s the fact that China is even at the table which seems to irk commentators in Washington. Becoming increasingly wary of an ever-expanding Chinese presence, the US has been examining multiple ways in which it can prepare for a world where China has become a major competitor.

In this context, we should be suspicious of mainstream media pundits or representatives of the Trump administration and its allies who constantly pin every single threat in the Middle East as emanating from Iran. There can be no doubt that the US and its cohorts share disdain and deep distrust towards Tehran, but at the end of the day, even Tehran’s ability to disrupt the US and its grand strategy for the global chessboard is quite limited. In fact, Iran is only really a threat to the current world order because it aligns itself with countries like Russia and China, who are slowly but surely facilitating the erosion of Washington’s global influence.

As the Diplomat, aptly or incorrectly, has warned, China, not Iran, is the power that western nations should begin to fear rising from the rubble of war-torn Iraq. This article was unsurprisingly hounded upon by the Atlantic Council – beacons of democracy, freedom and human rights that they are – who republished it in part.

It boggles the mind that we live in a world where the one country who invaded Iraq in 2003 (after killing over one million civilians through a draconian sanctions regime), plunging the nation into a chaotic state of disarray, should concern itself with the “menacing threat” posed to Iraq’s stability by someone else. What does stability even mean in this context, given the US actively destabilized Iraq and attempted to destabilize its neighbours?

It’s also worth noting that China and Iraq were strengthening ties and working together on development projects, such as the one at Al-Ahdab oilfield, long before the US sanctioned and invaded Iraq in 2003. It was the US invasion and the takeover of post-war Iraq by the US and its allies which put a major halt to China’s plans, inevitably excluding Beijing from a piece of the Iraq-pie.

Now, as appears to be happening quite spectacularly in many parts of the world, Washington risks being driven out of countries it previously held a stranglehold over and losing out to China. Unfortunately for the US, Iraq already appears to be finding its feet in this regard. Just recently, the US declared that troops withdrawing from Syria would be stationed in Iraq. Iraq responded almost immediately by saying US troops did not have permission from Iraq to do so. This echoed an earlier statement from Iraq that it would not be used as “a launching pad for aggression against any of our neighbouring countries.” President Trump’s statement earlier this year that he would station forces in Iraq to keep an eye on Iran was similarly shot down.

I struggle to comprehend the logic in commissioning the hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of dead Iraqi civilians, the thousands of dead US personnel, the decades spent and billions of dollars expended on a nation only to watch the nation cozy up to America’s number one economic and military rival.

To put it bluntly, from all possible angles, the decision to invade, occupy and destroy Iraq must be seen as a complete failure.

And if the US is concerned about China’s expanding reach inside Iraq, whether rightly or wrongly, it only has itself to blame.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:43| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

エプスタイン関連

※ RT2019/11/5
‘We had Clinton, we had everything’: ABC’s ‘Epstein coverup’ exposed by ‘p***ed’ news anchor in Project Veritas leak
ABC News knew the full extent of Jeffrey Epstein’s crimes three years ago, but a combination of orders from above and threats from those implicated killed the story before it ever got to air, leaked footage shows.

In a video clip released by conservative group Project Veritas on Tuesday, NBC News anchor Amy Robach is caught on a “hot mic” speaking to colleagues at the news desk. Robach reveals that she had been contacted by Virginia Roberts (Giuffre), who alleges Epstein used her as a sex slave, and pimped her out to his powerful friends, including Britain’s Prince Andrew.

“I’ve had this interview with Virginia Roberts...we would not put it on the air,” Robach says on camera. “First of all, I was told ‘who’s Jeffrey Epstein.’ Then the Palace found out that we had her whole allegations about Prince Andrew and threatened us a million different ways.”

She told me everything. She had pictures, she had everything. It was unbelievable what we had. We had Clinton, we had everything.

Former President Bill Clinton was among those who traveled multiple times on Epstein’s private jet, dubbed the “Lolita Express.” As well as Clinton and Prince Andrew, Robach claims that lawyer Alan Dershowitz was implicated in Roberts’ testimony.

Robach says that she tried to convince her bosses to air her story for three years, but “to no avail.”

“And now it’s all coming out and it’s like these new revelations, and I freaking had all of it. What we had was unreal.”

Epstein was found dead in his cell in New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in August, where he was awaiting trial on federal sex trafficking charges. His death was ruled a suicide, with the city’s chief medical examiner determining the sex offender hung himself from his bunk bed in the cell.

Reports that Epstein had been taken off suicide watch two days earlier, and that the guards on watch left him unsupervised for longer than usual fuelled rumors that foul play was afoot. Epstein’s connections to high profile political and business figures led many to speculate that the mogul was murdered.

When New York’s former chief medical examiner, Dr. Michael Baden, claimed last month that Epstein’s wounds were more consistent with “homicidal strangulation” than suicide, the mystery was revived again, and the internet was flooded with “Epstein didn’t kill himself” memes and comments.

Robach said she believes “100 percent” Epstein was murdered.

Do I think he was killed? A hundred percent, yes I do. He made his whole living blackmailing people… There were a lot of men in those planes, a lot of men who visited that island, a lot of powerful men who came into that apartment.

When Epstein died, the case against him died too, as the financier was the sole defendant. A group of Epstein’s accusers and alleged victims have called on prosecutors to keep the case open, arguing that his associates - including girlfriend and alleged trafficking partner Ghislaine Maxwell - could also be culprits.

“Please, please finish what you have started ... we all know he did not act alone,” accuser Sarah Ransome told a court hearing in New York in August. “We are all survivors, and the pursuit of justice should not abate.”




※ RT2019/11/2
‘How did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?’ Hillary Clinton bursts into laughter over dead body joke… again
In an appearance on the Daily Show, Hillary Clinton was asked to weigh in on her role as the arch nemesis of conservatives, and how – not if – she added Jeffrey Epstein to the “Clinton body count” theorized by conspiracy buffs.

“I have to ask you a question that has been plaguing me for a while, how did you kill Jeffrey Epstein?” host Trevor Noah asked on Thursday’s show, getting an outburst of laughter out of Clinton. “You seem to be behind everything nefarious, and yet you do not use [that power] to become president.”

Before she could spill the beans, Noah rolled out his next question, asking what it was like to be the “bogeyman of the right” and the subject of countless internet conspiracy theories.

“Well, it’s a constant surprise to me … because the things they say – and now, of course, it’s on steroids with being online – are so ridiculous, beyond any imagination that I could have,” Clinton said.

They are so persistent in putting forth these crazy ideas and theories. Honestly, I don’t know what I ever did to get them so upset.

The more conspiracy-minded corners of Twitter were quick to give Clinton some ideas, however, with many skeptical commenters rushing to posit her role in Epstein’s death and other shadowy plots.

READ MORE: ‘Hanging does not cause these broken bones’: Epstein’s injuries more consistent with homicide, noted pathologist says

A number of theories centered on the Clinton family have emerged after the financier’s demise, intensified by reports that he was a personal friend to Bill Clinton. Epstein was found dead in his Manhattan jail cell in August, where he awaited trial on sex trafficking charges. While officials ruled the death a suicide, pathologist Michael Baden questioned that conclusion earlier this week, suggesting Epstein’s autopsy results more closely resembled a murder.

Some netizens mused that the Clinton conspiracy had compromised the Daily Show host as well, or even put his life in danger, even though Noah “1000% ... asked her permission to ask [the Epstein question] beforehand.”

Clinton’s hysterical laughter over a dead body at the Daily Show was not her debut in the world of comedy. While still in office in 2011, she told reporters a gut-buster about the brutal roadside execution of Libyan leader Mummar Gaddafi after a US-led bombing campaign ousted him from power, cackling:

We came, we saw, he died!

With Libya still a smoldering ruin plagued by violence some eight years after Gaddafi’s overthrow, the joke has not aged well, and might help explain what’s gotten Clinton’s critics so “upset.”

In another hilarious wisecrack during a 2010 State Department meeting on whistleblowing, Clinton allegedly asked department colleagues “Can’t we just drone this guy?” referring to Julian Assange, co-founder of anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks, which has published thousands of classified government documents. Though Clinton says she doesn’t remember the comment, she insisted “It would have been a joke, if it had been said.”

Notwithstanding another presidential run, perhaps a career in stand-up comedy is in the wings for the former secretary of state.


※ RT2019/8/14
Epstein lived in a netherworld where normal rules don’t apply. How many more Epsteins are out there?
Forget how he died, the real mystery is how Jeffrey Epstein lived - committing acts that would get a normal person jailed, all while next to the world’s most-watched men. How did he create a protective bubble around himself?

Take, for example, Epstein’s financial career, the foundation for so much of his other criminal activity.

While doubts about his methods for obtaining wealth for his clients had been circulating on Wall Street for years, throughout that time he had been described, at face value, as a financier and a billionaire.

In the past several months we have discovered that he likely was no billionaire, and no one is sure whether he ever did conduct any legitimate business activities, or even where any of his money came from.

Yet, there was definitely big money involved, as is evidenced by superficially inexplicable multi-million dollar transactions percolating through a network of offshore accounts, and the very real luxury assets that he had accumulated.

But despite the United States’ reputation for employing the world’s most aggressive financial crimes agents, ready go well outside their borders, Epstein was never charged or even thoroughly investigated, while the world’s most reputable banks were happy to continue doing business with him until the past few months.

More glaring is the scope of his unpunished sex crimes.

This was not a relatively common-or-garden abuser like Harvey Weinstein, extracting sexual favors from adult women he had power over in a string of hotel room encounters.

Instead, Epstein was apparently the operator of an international sex ring, involving hundreds of underage “slaves” picked off from the school and the mall, transported across international borders, with the knowledge of each other, and what must have been a great multitude of bystanders.

Yet, Epstein was caught likely decades after he started, handed a notoriously lenient punishment, and reportedly allowed to continue his lifestyle while swatting away lawsuits.

Throughout all this, the convicted sex offender seems to have been treated with an odd laissez-faire lenience by the media, which is so fascinated now, but with the exception of several dogged local journalists, didn’t seem bothered enough to get to the bottom of who Epstein really was.

Even if Epstein hadn’t been a larger-than-life character, a close associate of formerly the most powerful man in the world, and his wife vying to fill the same position, not to mention a friend of Prince Andrew and Woody Allen, should have been a treasure trove for an ambitious investigator.

Yes, some of the allegations may have been difficult to prove, and journalists can’t be expected to sneak into the cargo hold of the Lolita Express, but at least since 2005 there has been solid ground on which to build a story. In a world where a single #MeToo article can destroy a career, Epstein was indulged like a disgraced Gatsby, holding court for New York Times journalists and boasting about his links to Mohammed bin Salman.

The greatest temptation for many now is to write this off as a conspiracy. That Epstein was a protected man due to his connection to the Clintons, that he was a front and a fixer for the CIA or Mossad, that anyone who got in his way, from investigators and prosecutors to journalists, was paid or warned off, perhaps blackmailed.

All other than Alec Baldwin should take a breath here, and now wait as more facts are likely to emerge, not least about Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s currently hard-to-locate partner, whose name has flashed up again and again. Though anyone hoping that a fully-formed color-coded scheme with arrows, circles and lists of crimes will ever emerge is likely fooling themselves.

But to me, a possibly more terrifying discovery is that there was no conspiracy, as such.

That simply through the power granted by his wealth and connection multiplied by the ability to lead an international lifestyle simply put Epstein outside the reach of the normal legal and societal constraints.

We already assume that plutocrats, the political elite, and celebrities live by different rules. But we are not talking about normal rich people indulgences: the yachts, butlers, and London basement pools.

This is Bond villain-level stuff. A private island with a secret temple. Plans to “seed” DNA into scores of women. Engaging top scientists for transhumanist studies to create a new super race.

If we’d learned that instead of grooming young women, Epstein’s hobby was transporting and hunting homeless people, would we be any more surprised? Would he have found it that much harder to get away with it?

We can tell ourselves that Jeffrey Epstein was a one-off, a uniquely cunning and depraved psychopath with the right connections. But it seems equally plausible that this opulent, global and lawless netherworld is capable of hiding other depraved transgressors, less publicity-hungry, and more dangerous still in their intentions.

The job is to try and stop them now before they die in a New York jail cell, leaving behind a trail of victims. But who has the guts for it?

By Igor Ogorodnev

Igor Ogorodnev is a Russian-British journalist, who has worked at RT since 2007 as a correspondent, editor and writer.

※ SPUTNIK209/8/14
US Comedian ‘Gets Death Threats’ After Trump Retweets His Jeffrey Epstein-Clinton Conspiracy Theory
Jeffrey Epstein’s death in a prison cell over the weekend has multiple conspiracy theorists questioning the decision to take him off suicide watch, just a week after he apparently tried to take his own life.

Terrence K. Williams, an American actor and comedian, says he started receiving death threats after President Donald Trump retweeted his conspiracy theory suggesting a Clinton connection in Jeffrey Epstein’s death.

“Ever since President Trump retweeted me, people have been sending me death threats, threatening me every single day, telling me I better watch my back,” Williams said in a video posted on Twitter.

He accompanied the clip with screenshots of messages he had purportedly received, saying “You’re next” and threatening to rape him.

Williams, a vocal Trump supporter, earlier made a video suggesting that Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary Clinton, are behind Epstein’s death because the late financier and registered sex offender “had information” on the ex-president.

Donald Trump disseminated this unfounded claim on Twitter, and the clip has been viewed by 5.4 million people so far. Trump later stood by his decision to repost the apparent conspiracy theory, describing Williams as a “very respected conservative pundit”.

Williams says that Facebook is now investigating whether his claims about the Clintons qualify as fake news.

“I am a comedian,” he maintained. “How can you fact-check a joke? I have never in my life heard about someone fact-checking a joke. What happened to free speech?” he inquired, asking Donald Trump to step in.

“They are coming after conservatives and Trump supporters because 2020 is around the corner and they’re trying to shut me down.”

He also encouraged users to support him by using the hashtag #ProtectTerrenceKWilliams, which is now among the top trending on Twitter.

エプスタインの邸宅の捜索時にドローンを使って室内までのぞき込んでいます。それに気づいたNY警察が窓に布を張りました。
最後のところでドローンが邸宅の屋根の上まで上昇すると裏側にいくつものコッテージ風の建物が見えます。有名人ですから複数ではなくて少人数でのプレイだったのでしょうね。

SPUTNIK2019/8/14
Jeffrey Epstein’s Computers Seized in FBI Raid of His Luxury Home in the Caribbean (Video)
The raid comes as part of the FBI’s probe into former financier Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide at in a New York City prison where he had been held ahead of his pending trial; he was charged with the sex trafficking of minors. The 66-year was found dead in his top security cell on 10 August.

The FBI has seized computer equipment from the late accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion, which is located on a private island in the Caribbean.

Drone footage obtained by the CNBC showed at least two computer desktops and an Apple computer packaged and marked for transport during an FBI raid of 70-acre Little St. James Island, which was owned by Epstein.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHP2xW6IucU

Taking part in Monday’s raid were officials from the New York Police Department (NYPD), who are members of the FBI New York Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.

CNBC cited an unnamed NYPD spokeswoman as saying that “the NYPD is a partner in the task force with the FBI that led to the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein last month”.

“The case remains an active and ongoing investigation, and the NYPD continues to work alongside the FBI in investigating leads − including at Epstein’s estate in the Virgin Islands. The NYPD declines further comment on an ongoing investigation,” the spokeswoman added.

The New York Post in turn quoted unnamed sources as saying that the FBI is in search for evidence to confirm claims by hundreds of women who accuse Epstein of sexually abusing them when they were underage girls.

Earlier, President Donald Trump demanded a “full investigation” into the circumstances of Epstein's death, while Attorney General William Barr lambasted the Metropolitan Correctional Centre, saying that there were “serious irregularities” at the facility, and that he was “appalled” after hearing about Epstein's death.

“We will get to the bottom of what happened, and there will be accountability,” Barr pointed out.

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that he doesn’t like conspiracy theories and that police should not engage in them because “we need to know the facts”.

He added that “the whole thing is completely incredible” to him, singling out many potential ways in which Epstein could have been killed.

“He could kill himself, prisoners could kill him because they don't like alleged perverts [...] And don't like people who might cooperate,” Giuliani claimed.

The remarks followed those by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio who said that Epstein’s death “boggles the imagination” and that “this series of events is way too convenient”.

Speaking to the news network NY1 on Tuesday, he suggested that all those involved could say that they were watching Epstein “like a hawk” and that they were going to “take every measure to make sure nothing happens to him or he doesn’t do anything to himself”.

Epstein was arrested on multiple counts of alleged sex trafficking and abuse of minors last month, with the Justice Department starting an investigation into his case in early 2019, ruling the non-prosecution agreement which followed his 2008 plea deal and 18-month prison sentence unconstitutional. He apparently committed suicide at a Metropolitan Correctional Centre cell on 10 August.




ZeroHedge
Complete List Of Clinton Associates Who Allegedly Died Mysteriously Or Committed Suicide Before Testimony


SPUTNIK2019/8/12
Epstein Kept 'Meticulous' Diary Full of Secrets of His Powerful Friends as 'Insurance', Media Claims

Jeffrey Epstein apparently committed suicide in his New York jail cell on 10 August − just hours after unsealed court documents named some of the world's famous and powerful people as allegedly being involved in his purported child sex trafficking scheme.

The alleged secrets of Jeffrey Epstein's friends could haunt them even after his death as the disgraced American financier is said to have kept a personal diary detailing his interactions with the rich and famous, including UK Prince Andrew and Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and media heiress, as an "insurance policy", The Mirror speculated, citing unnamed sources.

"All Jeff ever had he bought, including his friends. He used his wealth to buy buddies and then bestow his money on those he courted. Jeff knew his relationships with the rich and famous brought him protection. He kept a diary in meticulous detail in case he ever needed it. One former congressman said there are a lot of people 'breathing a huge sigh of relief' now Jeff is dead. They should hold their breath for a long time to come. It ain't over", one source said.

The claim follows reports that court documents from the sex trafficking trial of Epstein revealed that Prince Andrew was named in a 2015 lawsuit, in which the plaintiff, Virginia Roberts Giuffre, alleged that the son of Queen Elizabeth II groped her when she was a minor at the financier's New York mansion.

Giuffre sued Maxwell, who was accused of being the "madame" for Epstein's professed underage girl sex trafficking ring, and claimed that she was used as a "sex slave" to perform acts with multiple famous men, including the Duke of York.

Buckingham Palace has dismissed "any suggestion of impropriety with underage minors" as "categorically untrue", saying that the case relates to legal proceedings in the United States, "to which The Duke of York is not a party".

Prince Andrew, who's eighth in line to the British throne, wasn't charged with anything back in 2015.

The case was settled out of court two years later, but documents still state "an undisputed fact that multiple witnesses deposed in this case" have testified that Maxwell "operated as convicted paedophile Epstein's procurer of underage girls".
Epstein's 'Apparent Suicide'

Jeffrey Epstein was found hanged in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Lower Manhattan, where he was detained pending trial on child sex trafficking charges, on Friday night.

US Attorney General William Barr has ordered the FBI and the Federal Inspector to investigate his "apparent suicide" since it happened just days after he was taken off suicide watch. New York City's chief coroner, meanwhile, is convinced that the billionaire took his own life, but is waiting for the results of the autopsy.

The timing of Epstein's suicide and mysterious circumstances surrounding his death, including reports that prison guards failed to follow procedure and check on inmates every 30 minutes the night he killed himself, has given rise to multiple conspiracy theories, including suggestions that the financier believed someone had tried to kill him.

His apparent suicide came three weeks after he was found unresponsive in his prison cell with mysterious marks on his neck. It was not immediately clear whether they were self-inflicted, or he was assaulted in his cell, but he was reportedly put on suicide watch until 29 July.

The convicted sex offender was arrested on 6 July over numerous allegations of sex trafficking underage girls in the early 2000s at his New York and Florida estates. The 66-year-old, who served a 13-month jail term on prostitution-related charges involving minors in 2008, pleaded not guilty.


RT2019/8/12
Minister says Epstein’s French connections must be probed despite prison death
Sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein’s connections in France need to be investigated by the nation’s law enforcement, the French minister for gender equality said. Epstein died in US custody last week by alleged suicide.

The US investigation into Epstein’s alleged sexual abuses of minors was undermined by the disgraced financier’s death in a US jail. But it uncovered enough evidence involving France that merit a national investigation, Gender Equality Minister Marlène Schiappa said in a statement on Monday. Such a probe would be “fundamental for the victims” and will also help prevent sexual predation in the future, she argued.

Epstein died in what the authorities called an apparent hanging suicide while being held in custody at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. He was charged with sexual exploitation of minors as young as 14.

The death may be a relief for many powerful people around the world, who allegedly partook in Epstein’s sexual predation dating back to at least 2002. Previously he was convicted for paying for sex with an underage girl and given an 18-month prison sentence.

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の午前8:43 ・ 2019年8月11日のツイート
It's not a coincidence that #Epstein's accomplice Wexner owned modelling agency Victoria Secret that gave him access to young girls with low self esteem, and if their self esteem wasn't low going in they tore it down. Nor is the link with Wexner & MC2 modelling a coincidence.

wes robertson@antithesis295氏の2019/8/11のツイート
返信先: @Partisangirlさん
Wexner was trying to cover his a$$ by saying 46 million he gave to ol' Ep was "misappropriated" by Epstein.
Wexner the weasel.



nude massage から始まるんですね。自尊心の強い女の子はこの時バイブレーターを男に投げつけて逃げる。イタリアのモデルの話にそんなのがありました。

自尊心を引きちぎられる人もいる。米国のポルノサイトは、えげつなさ満載ですが、あれは米国の支配層が日常的にやっていること。規制を緩めたほうが、彼らの楽しみに尽くす人の数が増えるということですね。

FARSNEWS2019/8/11
Report: Epstein Wasn't on Suicide Watch at Time of His Death
TEHRAN (FNA)- Disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein was not on suicide watch at the time of his death, according to multiple reports on Saturday, raising questions about his time in federal custody while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.

Several people familiar with the investigation told NBC News that Epstein was not under supervision when he killed himself in his cell in a Manhattan federal prison.

His body was found early Saturday morning and he was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, officials announced.

The New York Times, citing a prison official, reported that Epstein was in a special unit in the prison with extra security but wasn't specifically under suicide watch.

Epstein was behind bars at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in lower Manhattan over charges of sexually trafficking minors, to which he had pleaded not guilty.

His suicide comes hours after testimony from one of his accusers was made public in unsealed court documents, detailing the inner workings of his alleged operation.

Epstein was reportedly placed on suicide watch after an incident in late July when he was found unconscious in his jail cell with injuries to his neck.

Attorney General William Barr said in a statement Saturday he was “appalled” by Epstein’s death and that the Justice Department's watchdog would open an investigation along with the FBI.

“Mr. Epstein’s death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI’s investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein’s death,” he added.

RT2019/8/11
Epstein’s death: A mystery that may end up rivaling JFK assassination?
While the abrupt death of Jeffrey Epstein has triggered an avalanche of conspiracy theories, many reasonably wonder: What exactly did he know and how could such a high-profile inmate, supposed to be on suicide watch, end up dead?

Epstein was found unconscious at around 6:30am Saturday inside his New York prison cell, and was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. He had been on suicide watch after an alleged attempt to take his life on July 23, but was apparently transferred back to his cell about a week later.

Thus, the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s management, and the lapses of the American prison system in general, must share the blame for Epstein’s death, believes Julio Rivera, editorial director for Reactionary Times.

“He was taken off the suicide watch. This is wholly unacceptable based on the grotesque nature, and the charges, and the amount of the alleged victims,” Rivera told RT, though she admitted that prisons hardly have enough funds or manpower to keep suspects on constant suicide watch, no matter how high profile their cases.

This is a systematic failure by the American bureau of prisons.

“In the US, at least in federal custody, where this person was, and you’re on suicide watch – you are constantly video, audio monitored and in addition, you have one or more people standing outside your cell,” said political analyst Charles Ortel.

With Epstein now dead, what exactly could he tell the court and how many powerful friends of his might have had a sigh of relief on Saturday is a question that now bothers not only conspiracy theorists. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio called Epstein’s death “way too convenient,” and wondered how many “other millionaires and billionaires were part of the illegal activities that he was engaged in?”

The FBI has launched a probe into Jeffrey Epstein's death, while the federal prosecutor has vowed to continue the investigation into his possible accomplices. But Epstein's case has now turned into much more than an internal US issue, and the entire world “deserves to really understand what happened there,” Ortel believes, noting however that the full truth may never be known.

This is a mystery that will end up rivaling the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年11月05日

犯罪国家イスラエル! おぞましすぎます でも現実です

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/3のツイート
犯罪国家イスラエル! きょう何度も流されている映像。足止めしたパレスチナ人を放ち、行けと言っておいて、ライフルで射殺。殺人をエンジョイするイスラエル軍。

https://twitter.com/i/status/1190899450430009344



こんなことは絶対に許されない。以下は2019/11/4 0:30時点で収録。

The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy@ThePIPD

2h
Viewer discretion is advised: After #Israeli occupation forces yell at him to leave, the young #Palestinian man puts up his arms and walks away. He is then shot in the back by the Israeli soldiers.

realSeifBitar@BitarReal

8h
STOPPED, RELEASED, , , Then ❝❝Shot Dead❞❞
After stopping this #Palestinian worker who was returning home from work at evening hours, #Israeli occupation forces released him & ordered him to go back where he came from, , , , then, they shot him in ❝COLD BLOOD❞

Anwar Pal@AnwarPrinceP

8h
WATCH: killing for fun by #ISraeli soldiers, killing a peaceful innocent Palestinian who doesn’t present any threat to them. #ISraeliCrimes #Terrorism #FreePalestine #GroupPalestine


ISISの有力支援国だったことは間違いないです。



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:38| Comment(2) | 国際・政治