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13yo Palestinian shot & killed by Israeli forces during West Bank protest against settlements – Health Ministry
A young Palestinian teen has died after being shot in the stomach by an Israeli soldier during a protest in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said. Israeli officials deny their forces fired live rounds.

The 13-year-old boy was taken to a hospital in Ramallah in critical condition, where he died from his injuries, according to a statement from the health ministry posted on Facebook.

A spokeswoman for Israel’s military said that its personnel had used “riot dispersal means” against Palestinians who were throwing rocks and burning tires in the village of al-Mughayir, some 27 kilometers northeast of Ramallah.

“The reports of the use of live fire during the riot are not true, and claims about a number of rioters injured and one killed are known,” she said.

However, Palestinian media reported that live rounds and tear gas were used against the demonstrators, while four men were wounded during a march that was reportedly staged in protest at Israeli plans to expand settlements in the West Bank.

The mayor of al-Mughayir told reporters that the child had been shot near the entrance to the village.

“This ugly crime is a war crime and a crime against humanity,” the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said in a statement about the reported death.

Footage posted to social media purported to show Palestinians on Friday evening protesting the killing of the boy.

Last week, a Palestinian driver was shot dead after he allegedly tried to ram his car into an Israeli police checkpoint outside Jerusalem.

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/11/4のツイート

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ツイッターが在米中国大使館のアカウントを凍結 ウィグル政策をめぐり

RT 21 Jan, 2021 03:19 / Updated 6 hours ago
Twitter locks out Chinese embassy to the US after ‘dehumanizing’ Uyghur tweet as if to prove it isn’t JUST anti-Trump
21 Jan, 2021 03:19 / Updated 6 hours ago
Twitter has locked the Chinese Embassy to the US out of its account for supposedly violating its policy against dehumanization with a tweet defending its activities in Xinjiang, just weeks after suspending US President Trump.

The tech giant has locked @ChineseEmbinUS, the official account of Beijing’s US Embassy, for supposedly violating its policies against dehumanization by refusing to delete a tweet defending the government’s policies regarding Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region. A Twitter spokesman confirmed on Wednesday that the account was still locked.

The tweet, which said Uyghur women were no longer "baby-making machines" thanks to the Chinese government's work in "eradicating extremism" in Xinjiang and had instead become "more confident and independent," had already been hidden since January 8 behind a "this tweet is no longer available" notice. However, Twitter requires the embassy to delete it manually in order to unlock the account. The embassy tweeted several times after making the offending post, which remained viewable for at least 24 hours before it was censored.

Chinese media had previously skewered Twitter’s response to the tweet as “hypocrisy,” and other tweets that remain viewable also defend its policies regarding the Uyghurs. One post shows a graph depicting the minority’s population growing more than 25 percent from 2010 to 2018, and another explains the details of Beijing’s “family planning policy in Xinjiang.” China has defended its Uyghur policy as countering extremism in the region, where the US in November stripped the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM) – a militant religious organization – of its terrorist designation.
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※ The Global School for Social Leaders@globschool
The city is running out of oxygen tanks, sentencing a long line of new comers to death.
This is the last situation reported in #Manaos (15.01.21), #Brazil.
There is none to blame. This is the price of bad #Leadership. #Covid19

※ Alex Chaparro@AlexRChaparro氏の2021/1/16のツイート
Colapsa red de salud en #Manaos se comienza a transferir pacientes a estados de SP y MG Ni oxígeno tienen #covid19 #Brasil
ヘルスネットワークが崩壊#Manaos患者をSPとMGの状態に移し始めますどちらの酸素も持っていません#covid19 #Brasilブラジル国旗

Masaki Oshikawa (押川 正毅)


Eric Feigl-Ding
・ 1月15日
The Brazil
Manaus #COVID19 epidemic is getting epically worse. And many scientists suspect it might be because of the new Brazil P1 variant of #SARSCoV2, which has many multiple mutations. Quick thread
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※ Angama@Angama_Market氏の2020/9/22のツイート
FOMC声明全文 2020/9/16



Yuan May Become Third Global Currency
The Chinese yuan may become the third-largest global currency, after the dollar and the euro, by 2030, according to analysts at Morgan Stanley. The yuan share in world reserves is below 2%, but, according to Morgan Stanley, that share will grow to 5% in the worst case scenario, and up to 10% in the best case scenario.

Analysts referring to an upward trend in global investor demand for Chinese securities noted that, in July, foreign capital net inflows into Chinese bonds reached $21.3 billion, the highest since 2014, when the statistic was first published. The total value of foreign investor bonds reached $360 billion, which is 13.7% more than last year.

This trend will greatly strengthen the yuan's role in the international arena in the future, according to a Morgan Stanley report. The financial multinational corporation claimed that this decade, portfolio investments will become China's main channel for capital inflow, while direct investment will drop into the background.

Analysts say that this year the total volume of attracted portfolio investments in China will amount to $150 billion, and will increase to $200-300 billion, from 2021 to 2030. Considering that Beijing, as well as investors, are interested in attracting capital and claiming an increase in the openness of their financial markets, an increasing share of global assets could be denominated by the yuan in the future.

The yuan was included in the SDR basket in 2016; since then central banks in some countries have set up reserves in the Chinese currency. As of the end of 2019, 70 central banks had at least some yuan included in their reserves, while in 2018 there were only 60. However, the yuan's total share in global foreign exchange reserves do not exceed 2%.

According to IMF statistics, in the first quarter of 2020, the dollar share in world reserves stood at 61.9%, the euro share at 20.05%, the yen share at 5.70%, and the pound share at 4.43%. According to Liu Dongmin, head of the Centre for International Finance at the Institute of World Economics and Politics, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, there are several factors hindering the yuan's acceptance internationally.

"Currently, the most important factor determining the yuan's internationalisation is the level of openness of the current account. China hasn’t fully opened it so far. Of course, this severely limits the yuan's internationalisation. There are other factors as well, including the yuan's free convertibility".

"The current account's liberalisation depends on it as well. If the yuan cannot float freely, it’s very difficult to achieve full liberalisation of the current account. Moreover, an important role is played by the level of openness of the Chinese financial markets. If they are fully open, it helps to attract more foreign investment. Finally, it is also important that the Chinese economy maintains high growth rates over the medium and long term".

Morgan Stanley analysts believe that Beijing's current account will become a deficit in the near future. As China seeks to change the growth model of its economy, switching from export to domestic consumption, it will inevitably absorb more than it produces; absorption here stands for consumption, investment and government spending.

China's current account deficit is projected to be minus 1.2% of its GDP by 2030. In this context, according to Morgan Stanley, to finance this deficit from 2025 to 2030, China needs a foreign capital net inflow of at least $180 billion per year.

Liu Dongmin pointed out that the focus on gradually opening the current account and financial markets remains unchanged and agreed that Morgan Stanley's forecasts regarding the yuan's increasing role in international financial system are justified.

"I think that the forecast is quite justified because the Chinese economy is currently showing good results. The fight against the pandemic has been successful, which makes Chinese markets attractive to investors. Many Western investors have shown more interest in Chinese capital markets".

"We see that the yield on Chinese securities is higher than on similar securities in Western markets. Therefore, foreign investors investing yuans in Chinese markets get higher returns than those investing in the Western markets. This is the key factor in attracting foreign investors. Moreover, China is actively reforming its financial sector and opening up financial markets. So I think the Chinese market will become even more attractive for foreign investors in the future. Finally, the Chinese economy is showing stable growth. All this creates conditions for attracting foreign capital".

To counter the current crisis, most countries with developed financial markets have launched minimum or even zero-interest rate policies, making global investment less profitable. China has abstained from the practice, maintaining interest rates at a higher level, and generally pursuing what is considered by some to be a moderate monetary policy.

The spread between the yields on Chinese and other markets makes the China market more attractive to investors, if investment reliability in Chinese and, for example, American securities, is comparable.

Despite a complicated international political situation, Beijing is said to be taking steps to facilitate foreign capital access to the Chinese market. Just a few days ago, financial regulators published new draft rules for foreign investor access to the Chinese bond market. The new rules simplify a number of formal procedures and standardise opportunities for foreign investors to access different types of securities markets in the country.

The stop list for foreign investment is constantly being reduced, according to reports, and a number of restrictions on foreign capital shares for banking, insurance and brokerage have been lifted this year. Many foreign financial corporations have applied for full control of their own joint ventures in China, as a means of side-stepping state control oversight by Beijing.

JP Morgan recently became the first corporation to receive full control over its business in China. Other major global players, including UBS Group AG, Nomura Holdings Inc. and Credit Suisse, have followed suit.

Russia calls on fellow BRICS countries to DUMP US DOLLAR in favor of trade in national currencies
The Russian trade minister has called on the members of the BRICS trade alliance to increase the volume of settlements in national currencies to be more independent from Washington’s policies.

Denis Manturov suggested the possibility of boosting non-dollar settlements during a videoconference with fellow BRICS trade ministers on Monday. According to Manturov, trade in national currencies is a key aspect of the cooperation of the five-nation alliance that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.

“Rational, balanced use of this tool will help to increase the stability of our countries' economies and reduce dependence on US’ policies,” he said.

Manturov called on the fellow ministers to use the BRICS’ New Development Bank (NDB) more actively, which was specifically created for these purposes.

The five-nation block has a combined nominal GDP of $21 trillion and represents more than 40 percent of the world’s population.

READ MORE: BRICS bank provides India with $1bn emergency loan to fight Covid-19 pandemic

The NDB, with an initial capital of $100 billion, was established in 2014 and formally opened for business a year later. Its goal is to mobilize resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in emerging economies. Headquartered in Shanghai, the bank has a regional office in Johannesburg, and is planning to open more centers in Moscow as well as other Russian cities.




ドル回避、DUMP US DOLLARの動きがどこまで続くか。2021年を通じてドル安傾向は続くとする論者もいますが、年明けにどんな動きになるかです。





次のニュースが流れました。日経2021年1月18日 11:30

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このニュースが流れてドイツの外務大臣らがナパルニーを釈放すべきと発言しています。お前さんたち、アサンジについて何か言ったかね?  欧州諸国のダブルスタンダードはとにかくひどい。バニー・サンダースも限界が見えています。

[モスクワ 18日 ロイター] - 欧米諸国がロシア政府に対し、帰国直後に拘束された反体制派指導者ナワリヌイ氏(44)の釈放を求めたことに対し、ロシア政府は即座にこれを拒否。モスクワ警察が同氏の身柄を確保し続けるとし、欧米諸国に介入を控えるよう伝えた。

※ Bernie Sanders@SenSanders氏の2021/1/18のツイート
After surviving an attempt on his life, Russian activist Alexei Navalny has been detained after bravely returning to Russia today. I call for his release.
The United States must stand with those fighting corruption and working for democracy around the world. twitter.com/ap/status/1350…



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In a recent interview with the German Spiegel news magazine, Navalny accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of being behind his alleged poisoning. The Kremlin called his statement "extremely insulting and unacceptable."

NAVALNY’S MEDICAL TEST RESULTS REVEALED – he was popping a cocktail of anti-depressant drugs in Tomsk. http://johnhelmer.net/berlin-clinica

シャリテグループが12月22日に発表した検査結果は、急性膵炎、糖尿病、肝不全、重度の脱水、筋肉の硬直、重度の細菌感染、腎臓の問題に伴う心臓発作の可能性などの症状を示していると、ドイツ国外の臨床医、毒物学者、薬理学の専門家は考えている。 専門家によると、これらの症状は神経剤による攻撃とは認識できないという。

'Putin is enraged I survived': Navalny accuses Russian president of forcing move to activate suspended prison sentence
Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny has accused Vladimir Putin of orchestrating an attempt to send him to prison, claiming the president is "enraged" that he survived an alleged poisoning in Siberia last summer.

Navalny's comments come after the country's Federal Penitentiary Service (FSIN) submitted an application to a Moscow court, accusing the anti-corruption activist of "failure to fulfill assigned duties" regarding a suspended sentence he received in 2014.

Back then, Navalny was found guilty of embezzling 30 million rubles ($400,000) from two companies, including the French cosmetics brand Yves Rocher.

The opposition figure's probation period was due to finish on December 30. However, on December 28, he was summoned by the FSIN.

Navalny is currently abroad, in Germany, where he was treated following his alleged August 2020 poisoning with the nerve agent, Novichok. However, according to the FSIN, the opposition figure should have been able to come to the local office. The service's statement cites a December 22 article in the Britain medical journal, The Lancet, which revealed that Navalny has mainly recovered from his illness.

Following Navalny's failure to attend the FSIN's local office, the country's Federal Penitentiary Service applied for his suspended sentence to be upgraded to a real one, meaning he could be immediately put behind bars when he returns to the country. If the ruling goes against him, he will be given three-and-a-half years in prison.

"Putin is so enraged that I survived his poisoning that he ordered the FSIN to go to court and demand that my suspended sentence be changed to a real one," he tweeted on Tuesday afternoon.

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イランの資金を凍結した韓国に対する交渉材料か イランが韓国タンカーを港へ連行



South Korea moves warship from key strait to mollify Iran: Yonhap
韓国、イランをなだめるために重要な海峡から軍艦を移動させる 聯合ニュース
South Korea has moved its naval unit operating near the Strait of Hormuz away from the waterway "to foster a positive mood" ahead of negotiations with Iran over a detained oil tanker, Yonhap news agency reports.

Seoul dispatched the 4,400-tonne Choi Young destroyer to the region after Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy impounded MT Hankuk Chemi on January 4 for endangering the marine ecosystem.

South Korea later sent its First Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun to Tehran, but was told by Iranian officials that the detention was a prerogative of the Islamic Republic's judicial system.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibi said at the time that the matter was moving along its legal path and did not require a diplomatic trip.

“The Korean government’s behavior in this regard is incomprehensible. ... We urge them to approach this technical issue rationally and responsibly,” Khatibzadeh said.

FARSNEWS 2021/1/12
CBI Chief Urges Seoul’s Serious Action on Iran’s Frozen Funds
TEHRAN (FNA)- Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Governor Abdolnasser Hemmati called on South Korea to make a serious move and opt for independent decision-making on Iran’s frozen assets, warning that if the country does not release Iran’s crude revenues, it should expect consequences.

“Seoul must immediately release some $7 billion worth of funds it owes to Iran over crude imports in the past,” Hemmati said after meeting South Korea’s Deputy Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun in Tehran on Monday, adding, “I reminded the Koreans and emphasized that Iran’s blocked funds belong to the Iranian nation and no one is allowed to play tricks on them.”

He said Seoul has been acting reluctantly by repeatedly promising that the money would be released.

“For almost one and a half year, the Koreans have sent numerous correspondences and announced that they would solve the problem today, tomorrow or a month later,” the CBI governor said, adding that Choi had shown serious determination to tackle the case for good.

In relevant remarks, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif described freezing of Iran's assets by South Korean banks as a stumbling block to the further expansion of bilateral ties, and stressed the need for Seoul to unblock his nation's crude revenues.

“The freezing of Iran’s money by the South Korean banks has created the biggest obstacle on development of Iran-South Korea relations,” Zarif said on Monday in his meeting with the visiting South Korean Deputy Foreign Minister, Choi Jong-kun.

He added that Seoul should immediately release Iran’s financial resources.

Zarif stated that the illegal action of South Korean banks has caused the Iranian parliamentarians to stress that the problem should be resolved as soon as possible.

Jong-kun, for his part, stressed South Korea's will to resolve the problem, noting that Seoul will make every effort to provide Iran’s access to the blocked revenues.

共同2021/1/11 09:11 (JST)

South Korean delegation will head to Iran over tanker seized by Revolutionary Guard
A South Korean delegation is set to depart for Iran over a chemical tanker that was seized, along with the 20 crew members, by the country’s Revolutionary Guard.

Iran’s military seized the South Korean-flagged Hankuk Chemi, a tanker reportedly carrying some 7,200 tons of chemicals, in the Strait of Hormuz during its journey from Saudi Arabia to the United Arab Emirates. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh claimed via state television that it was “purely a technical matter and the ship was taken to shore for polluting the sea.”

Tehran also denied the seizure was related to a financial spat with Seoul, as it has accused South Korea of having frozen seven billion dollars in Iranian money and refusing to transfer it under the pretext of complying with US sanctions.

On Tuesday, South Korea’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Choi Young-sam told reporters: “In the earliest possible time, a working-level delegation led by the regional director will be dispatched to Iran to try to resolve the issue on the ground through bilateral negotiations.”

Additionally, South Korea’s Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-kun is expected to proceed with a previously scheduled visit to Tehran to discuss issues between the two countries.

The United States waded into the situation on Tuesday, calling on Iran to release the tanker and claiming that the country “continues to threaten navigational rights and freedoms in the Persian Gulf as part of a clear attempt to extort the international community into relieving the pressure of sanctions.”

Other countries are stepping up security around their vessels in light of recent events, with Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism warning its flagged vessels to use extra caution if they have to travel through the region.

AMN 2021-01-04
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) A South Korean-flagged oil tanker that was bound for the United Arab Emirates on Monday was last tracked entering Iranian territorial waters, the maritime tracking site, Marine Traffic, reported.

According to the Associated Press, who cited the U.K. security firm Ambrey, the MT Hankuk Chemi was seen off the coast of Bandar Abbas, but provided no explanation for why it entered the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters.

While there has been no comment from Iran, some maritime observers fear that the South Korean oil tanker was seized by the Islamic Republic

The United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations, an information service about global shipping, said that the merchant vessel changed course after an “interaction” between the ship and Iranian authorities, but did not provide any other details.

The US Navy’s 5th Fleet, in turn, stated that the authorities were aware of the situation and are closely monitoring it.

Iran is currently in a state of high alert over fears of a possible escalation between its armed forces and the United States, as a recent report revealed that the U.S.S. Nimitz aircraft carrier group would remain in the Persian Gulf as a deterrent to the Islamic Republic.

The reason for the heightened tensions on both sides is due to the one year anniversary of the assassination of Qassem Soleimani by the U.S. Armed Forces, which some believed would trigger a retaliatory attack from Iran.

Furthermore, with U.S. President Donald Trump’s tenure ending on January 20th, American newspapers reported that the outgoing leader was looking at options to weaken the nuclear program of the Islamic Republic.

4 Jan, 2021 16:03
Seoul dispatches anti-piracy unit to Persian Gulf after South Korean-flagged tanker seized by Iran
The South Korean Defense Ministry has said that it will send its anti-piracy Cheonghae unit, normally based in the Gulf of Aden, along with helicopters to the Persian Gulf where a South Korean vessel was seized by Iran.

“The defence ministry immediately dispatched the Cheonghae unit to waters near the Strait of Hormuz shortly after receiving a report on the situation of Iran's seizure of our commercial vessel,” South Korea’s Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday, cited by the AFP.

According to South Korea’s 2018 defense white paper, the 302-strong Cheonghae unit operates a 4,500-ton destroyer, a Lynx anti-submarine helicopter and three speed boats.

The Cheonghae unit has been stationed in the Gulf of Aden since 2009, but in 2019 and 2020 conducted operations in the Strait of Hormuz following attacks on oil tankers off the coast of Iran.

A South Korean-flagged tanker, the Hankuk Chemi, was seized by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in Gulf waters earlier on Monday, “due to a series violations of maritime environmental laws.”

Photos released by Iranian media appear to show the vessel being escorted into Iranian waters by three speedboats and a patrol boat, while the country’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said it had brought the vessel to an Iranian port.

The vessel is reportedly carrying 7,200 tons of oil chemical products.






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米国も、日本も大失敗 統治機能が働いていない


Eric Feigl-Ding@DrEricDing氏の2021/1/18のツイート
“A colossal failure at every level of government”
Nearly one year after the first known US #COVID19 case, now 400,000 deaths, we have cases, hospitalizations and deaths at record highs.
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Syria envoy who admitted LYING to Trump about troop levels now defends his Middle East policy, says Biden should keep it
President Donald Trump’s policy in the Middle East delivered “clear results” and Joe Biden shouldn’t change it, the US ex-envoy to the anti-terrorist coalition operating in Syria and Iraq argued in the pages of Foreign Affairs.

Trump opted to abandon the “transformational campaigns” pursued by the Bush and Obama administrations in favor of “working primarily through partners on the ground” to advance American interests, argued James Jeffrey in the essay published on Friday. Jeffrey was the US special envoy for Syria and the coalition against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) from 2018 to his retirement in November 2020.

The Trump administration’s two major successes, according to Jeffrey, were the “destruction of ISIS’s territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria” and the Abraham Accords, between Israel on one side and Bahrain, Sudan and the UAE on the other. The US also managed to “counter Russia’s further expansion in Syria and elsewhere” and “mobilize a coalition to counter Tehran’s malign behavior.”

Trump’s policies all revolved around the notion that Iran posed a “holistic threat” to the region and the US, Jeffrey explained. His unilateral abandonment of the nuclear deal Obama had negotiated and “maximum pressure” sanctions had a “real effect” on the Iranian economy and “regional adventurism,” the envoy wrote.

Meanwhile, neither China nor Russia were willing to bail out Iran, while the Europeans “could do little to retaliate, despite their opposition.”

While Biden’s transition team has hinted at restoring the 2015 deal that Trump tore up in 2018, it’s by no means clear whether that will be feasible at this point – or whether Tehran would be willing to trust Washington again.
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Banker Benjamin de Rothschild, owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, dies aged 57 – family to media

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今日の学習成果 世界は変化している

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※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2021/1/13のツイート

New documentary The Dissident details Jamal Khashoggi’s gruesome assassination, but avoids deeper questions



※ 中嶋 哲史@J_J_Kant氏の2020/12/17のツイート



※ 共同2020/12/12 21:07 (JST)

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/12/12のツイート
ロシアがイスラエルの天敵ヒズボラにMANPADを売った?! https://twitter.com/SpriterDr99880

※ 共同2020/12/12 01:26 (JST)

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/12/9のツイート
速報! イランの科学者暗殺に関与した犯人数人が逮捕された!

※ 共同2020/12/8 23:24 (JST)12/8 23:41 (JST)updated

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ナバルニーはロシアに帰れるか 本当に暗殺される危険も

МВД показало, как помощница Навального купила бутылку в аэропорту


Aides who accompanied Navalny in Tomsk have many questions to answer − investigation

OPCW says it found traces of Novichok-class substance in blood & urine samples of Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) said Tuesday that it’s found evidence of a poisonous substance from the Novichok group in blood and urine samples of Russian anti-corruption activist Alexey Navalny.

As a result, the German government – which requested the study – says it intends to work out a response in collaboration with other European Union members. It looks likely that the situation will lead to a new front opening in the sanctions war. On Saturday, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he expected the EU to impose penalties against Russia if the presence of Novichok in Navalny's system is confirmed.

“The results of the analysis... confirm that the biomarkers of the cholinesterase inhibitor found in Navalny’s blood and urine samples have similar structural characteristics as the toxic chemicals belonging to [the Novichok family],” the OPCW said in a statement published on its website. According to the organization, these substances were produced and stockpiled exclusively as chemical weapons and they have little or no other use other than as chemical warfare agents.

OPCW Director General Fernando Arias Gonzalez expressed his gratitude to the laboratories involved in the study and said that their findings were of significant concern. “State Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention have declared the use of chemical weapons by anyone under any circumstances as reprehensible and wholly contrary to the legal norms established by the international community,” he explained. “It is therefore important now for State Parties to uphold the norm they have decided to adhere to more than 25 years ago.”

The Kremlin has no information about the OPCW report, spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. He explained that "there needs to be some time to hand it over through diplomatic channels and for us to receive this information." "It seems like there will be all information required there," Peskov explained.

Earlier on Tuesday, the OPCW revealed it was ready to send experts to Russia to establish the facts in the Navalny case, at Moscow's invitation, which was issued last week.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov sharply criticized the OPCW the day before the report was published, insinuating that it had allowed itself to become a tool of Western governments. He noted in particular the unsatisfactory work of the organization during its investigation of the 2017 chemical attack in the Syrian city of Khan Sheikhun. According to Lavrov, the OPCW should have sent its own experts to Syria to collect samples, but instead relied on ones provided by Britain and France.

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/10/3のツイート

※ アジア記者クラブ(APC)@2018_apc氏の午後8:27 ・ 2020年10月3日のツイート
返信先: @trappedsoldierさん

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/10/2のツイート
ナヴァルニーがオムスクの医師について、自分を殺そうとしたエージェントだと言い出した! 「命の恩人」についてよくこんなことが言える。ヤク中のナヴァルニーは、CIAに操られあほな発言を繰り返している。しまいに殺されるぞ。
Elena Evdokimova@elenaevdokimov7氏の2020/10/2のツイート
Reportedly,"Alexey Navalny said that Omsk doctors wanted him dead"
He is appalling.
There was no #Novichok poisoning, #Navalny. twitter.com/D_Steshin/stat…

Navalny ‘is working with CIA’: Kremlin makes explosive allegation after opposition figure blames Putin for alleged poisoning
Western intelligence agencies – in particular, agents from the American CIA – are working with Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny, Vladimir Put‘Put the proof on prime time TV, you have my permission’: Navalny to sue Putin’s spokesman over CIA allegation in’s spokesman alleged on Thursday.

"Probably, it is not the patient [Navalny] who works for the Western special services, but that the Western intelligence services who work with him – this would be more correct [to say]," Dmitry Peskov explained. “I can even be specific: these days, specialists from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America are working with him.”

"This isn't the first time he's been given different instructions," the spokesman continued. "The instructions given to the patient are obvious. We have seen such patterns of behavior on more than one occasion."

The bombshell allegation comes just hours after Navalny claimed Putin was behind his alleged poisoning in August. He told Germany's Der Spiegel magazine that he had “no other explanation for what happened."

Peskov took umbrage at the activist's comments alleging Putin's involvement in the incident, dismissing them as "baseless" and "insulting." He told reporters "we believe that such accusations against the Russian president are absolutely unfounded and unacceptable."

German officials alleged, last month, that Navalny had been targeted with a nerve agent from the 'Novichok' family. "We want to investigate the case of the Berlin patient [Navalny] and establish the cause of what happened," Peskov explained, expressing doubt about the veracity of the German analysis. "For this, we need to get information from those who found traces of poisoning."

The Kremlin has previously complained that Berlin has been uncooperative in providing evidence that the Moscow protest leader had indeed been attacked with Novichok.

Peskov also commented on Navalny's intention to return to Russia, as expressed to Der Spiegel, observing that he saw no heroism in his declaration. "Any citizen of Russia can return to his homeland at any time," the spokesman outlined. "Treatment can take place in our country, in fact, almost all people avail of this. Lives are saved in our country, and the life of this patient was also saved in Russia." This refers to when Navalny had initially been hospitalized in Siberia

Alexei Navalny was in a coma from August 20 to September 7, after falling ill during a flight to Moscow from Tomsk. First, he was hospitalized in Omsk, after an emergency landing, before being transported to Berlin's Charité clinic days later. After making a speedy recovery (taking into account the alleged lethality of Novichok), the anti-corruption activist was discharged last week.

‘Put the proof on prime time TV, you have my permission’: Navalny to sue Putin’s spokesman over CIA allegation
A dramatic day of verbal hostility has led to Russian opposition figure Alexey Navalny announcing his intent to sue President Vladimir Putin's spokesman. The threat came after the Kremlin accused Navalny of working with the CIA.

Germany's Der Spiegel magazine published a sensational interview with Navalny on Thursday, in which the anti-corruption activist, who is recovering in Berlin from a suspected poisoning, says “I assert that Putin is behind [the crime], I don’t see any other explanation.”

In response to these comments, Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov dropped a bombshell, telling reporters the Moscow protest leader was connected to foreign spooks.

“Probably, it is not the patient [Navalny] who works for the Western special services, but that the Western intelligence services who work with him – this would be more correct [to say]. I can even be specific: these days, specialists from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America are working with [Navalny].”

Navalny immediately fired back on his blog: “This is a direct allegation from a government official. Therefore, first of all, I am taking legal action against Peskov. And secondly, I demand that the proof and facts that suggest I am ‘working with specialists from the CIA’ are published. Put it straight on television, in prime time. You have my permission”.

In the same press call on Thursday when Peskov linked the anti-corruption campaigner to the CIA, he responded to Navalny's interview by saying: “We believe that such accusations against the Russian president are absolutely unfounded and unacceptable, and furthermore, we find a host of these statements completely offensive and inexcusable”.

As tensions mounted, members of Russia’s State Duma continued to throw their weight behind Peskov. According to its website, speaker Vyacheslav Volodin called Alexey Navalny a collaborator of Western intelligence agencies. “Navalny is a shameless person and a skunk. Putin saved his life. If what happened to him had been orchestrated by the intelligence services of Western countries, then his statement fits perfectly into the scheme of things.”

“Everyone genuinely worked to save him – from the pilots and doctors to the president. And only an ingrate could make such statements.” The head of the legal team at Alexey Navalny’s Anti-Corruption Foundation, Vyacheslav Gimadi, confirmed that the lawsuit would be addressed to Dmitry Peskov’s home address, and would fall under the jurisdiction of the Presnensky district court in Moscow.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:05| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



Protests against Iraqi govt continue for 4th consecutive day (VIDEOS)
Anti-government demonstrations in Iraq have continued for a fourth consecutive day, as hundreds of protesters faced off with security forces while demanding an end to the targeting of activists by authorities and armed groups.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



FARSNEWS 2021/1/11
American Soldiers Still in Shock A Year After Iran's Missile Attack on US Base

・・・According to the paper, on January 7, the severity of the threat became clear: Iran wasn’t planning to attack with rockets, which can kill a couple of people at a time, but with much more powerful missiles launched from miles away across the Iraqi border.

Jordan noted that a day before the attack, he and his Commander, Lt. Col. Staci Coleman, had drawn up a plan. She decided that half of the 160 airmen they oversaw would leave on a C-130 with Jordan leading them, while the other half would stay with Coleman, hunkering down in bunkers.

“We were expecting just total devastation at that point,” Jordan recollected.

Johnson decided to record a video message for his son, as he wanted to leave behind some last words, just in case “something bad happened to Dad”.

Elsewhere on the base, scores of US Special Operations troops prepared to leave on three CV-22 aircraft, each with 24 seats. Levander’s team calculated they could pack in many more, ultimately removing 194 people, according to an award citation first reported by the Air Force Times, but others had to stay.

The airfield was quiet as midnight arrived − “almost like a ghost town”, Tech. Sgt. Bryan Moody, part of an Air Force security forces team on duty, stated.

The warning rang out over loudspeakers after 1 am, “Incoming! Incoming! Take cover!”. Over the next few minutes, several missiles exploded inside the base.

Staff Sgt. Drew Davenport said, "I didn’t even have time to be scared.”

“I was just so pumped full of adrenaline. I remember that mushroom cloud and that bright red, orange color vividly. It was one of the wildest things I’ve ever seen,” he recalled.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:25| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


ワシントンでトランプ支持者が抗議行動 2021/1/6

Chaos & protests continue outside US Capitol as DC mayor declares curfew, National Guard fully activated
Backers of outgoing US President Donald Trump remain outside the US Capitol, where a heated protest rally saw demonstrators storm the building, prompting a city-wide curfew and National Guard deployments.

Despite DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 6pm curfew order, a massive crowd of Trump supporters continued to demonstrate at the Capitol on Wednesday evening, seen in footage captured by RT’s video agency, Ruptly.

Trump’s Stupid Coup Was as Successful as His Presidency
Yes, it was dangerous and horrifying. But what it mostly did was to scare Republicans into certifying Joe Biden’s win.
Molly Jong-Fast
Updated Jan. 06, 2021 11:53PM ET / Published Jan. 06, 2021 9:39PM ET

It started with ambitious (and moronic) Missouri Senator Josh Hawley giving the protestors a clenched-fist salute and ended with Boris Johnson tweeting about “Disgraceful scenes in U.S. Congress. The United States stands for democracy around the world and it is now vital that there should be a peaceful and orderly transfer of power.” But in between those two events a lot of stupid ensued.
It was a coup worthy of a reality television host, a train to nowhere packed with morons that ended with the death of at least one protesters, and it all happened during a global pandemic. The chaos started on the morning of Jan. 6 with a “stop the steal” rally on the National Mall. Speakers included the president’s free lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, who said, really “Let’s have trial by combat! I’m willing to stake my reputation, the president is willing to stake his reputation on the fact that we’re going to find criminality there.” For those keeping track at home, “trial by combat” is not something we do in a democracy. The president’s large adult son mused about “red-blooded, patriotic Americans” and noted that they were “for standing up to the bullshit.” Then he cursed so much that Fox News dropped the feed.

And then Trump Sr. delivered the coup de coup, declaring, “We will never give up. We will never concede. It will never happen. You don’t concede when there’s theft involved. Our country has had enough. We will not take it anymore.”






Democracy ‘must be respected’! France, UK & NATO condemn chaos in Washington, call for ‘peaceful transfer of power’
Senate reconvenes for Electoral College vote count with heavily armed guards after US Capitol siege



自国首都での反乱行動をデモクラシーの否定だと厳しく批判するのに他国にはカラー革命と称して反乱を仕掛けています。Shame on You です。

※ Elijah J. Magnier@ejmalrai氏の2021/1/7のツイート
Could we call it: "The American Spring" like the "Arab Spring"?

※ Eric Feigl-Ding@DrEricDing氏の2021/1/8のツイート
POTENTIALLY WORST MASS SPREADER EVENT−This #CapitolRiots could be worse than Sturgis−indoors, almost no masks, no distance, lot of shouting−worst of all scenarios.
I dread the #COVID epidemic curves in 2-3 weeks after these MAGA rioters return home.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:50| Comment(0) | 国際・政治




The American Empire has fallen, though Washington may not know it yet

Wanting to turn back the clock and restore the American Empire to what it was before Donald Trump’s presidency is a fool’s errand. It’s already a thing of the past – and the storming of the US Capitol was just the last straw.

Don’t take my word for it, though. “If the post-American era has a start date, it is almost certainly today,” argued none other than the head of the Council on Foreign Relations – the foremost think tank advocating for the Empire in Washington – after Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol by several hundred Trump supporters protesting the certification of the election for Biden.
しかし、私の言葉を鵜呑みにしてはいけない。"バイデン氏の当選証明に抗議する数百人のトランプ支持者による水曜日の議事堂襲撃の後、「ポストアメリカ時代の始まりの日があるとすれば、それはほぼ間違いなく今日である」と、外交問題評議会(Council on Foreign Relations)のトップ以外の誰もが主張した。

“No one in the world is likely to see, respect, fear, or depend on us in the same way again,” lamented CFR president Richard Haas.

Sure enough, as Haas was saying this the NATO secretary-general tweeted about the “shocking scenes” in Washington and demanded that Joe Biden’s election “must be respected.” British and French leaders followed suit, as did the Organization of American States. Turkey “expressed concern.” Canada and India chimed in.
案の定、ハースがこのように言っている間に、NATO事務総長はワシントンでの「衝撃的なシーン」についてツイートし、ジョー・バイデン氏の当選を「尊重されなければならない」と要求した。英国とフランスの指導者たちは、米国機構と同様に、それに続いています。トルコは "懸念を表明" カナダとインドも同調した。

Even Venezuela got into the act, condemning “acts of violence” in Washington and “political polarization” in the US, while expressing hope that Americans “can blaze a new path toward stability and social justice.”

Keep in mind that the US has refused to recognize Venezuela’s elected president or parliament, attempting for the past two years to install an unelected ‘interim president’ instead and call it democracy. While the Trump administration has led this effort, the Democrats – now poised to have absolute power in the US – have been fully on board.

Likewise, the only time the Republican establishment and the Democrat ‘Resistance’ banded together in near-unison was to override Trump’s veto of the NDAA military funding bill, which contained a provision that would block him or any future president from withdrawing troops from overseas endless wars without prior congressional approval. The commitment to the Empire runs deep in the Washington ‘swamp’, as Trump used to call it.

“We are seeing images that I never imagined we would see in this country – in some other capital yes, but not here,” said Haas.

This unwitting admission of ‘American exceptionalism’ basically says it’s fine for US-backed activists to storm parliaments in “regimes” that Washington dislikes and wants to change, but when Americans rebel against their own government they believe is acting illegitimately, that’s beyond the pale.

While what happened Wednesday was not actually a “color revolution,” the visuals were certainly similar enough for the world to take notice. It would be wrong, however, to blame the Capitol “insurrection” for the demise of the American Empire, when it was merely the last domino to fall.

Again, don’t take my word for it – here’s Ishan Tharoor, a columnist for the notoriously pro-establishment Washington Post, declaring on Thursday that for “many abroad,” the vision of the US as a shining city on a hill with global moral influence and authority “has already died a thousand deaths.”

For some of these people, Tharoor argued, this narrative was “always an illusion to obscure the Washington-engineered coups and client military regimes.” Indeed.

Democrats and their neocon allies have spent the past four years blaming Trump’s ‘America First’ policy, lamenting that he was acting unilaterally, antagonizing “allies” and creating a “leadership vacuum” in the world. Those are the talking points of the incoming administration as well.

Except they’ve clearly forgotten the events of January 2020, when Trump ordered the drone assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. There were no protests from US “allies” – or should we say vassals? Instead, they fell in line with amazing alacrity.

Trump actually embraced the American Empire, he simply dispensed with the polite fictions it had used to dress up as something else over the years.

Ironically, it was the mobilization of the entire US political establishment to get rid of Trump – starting with ‘Russiagate’ and the impeachment circus over the phone call to Ukraine, with nationwide riots about “racial justice” and the politically weaponized coronavirus lockdowns along the way – that did the lion’s share of exploding the myths that maintained US hegemony, both at home and abroad.

Remember the ‘Deep State’ that was supposedly a Trumpian conspiracy theory? Yet its existence was confirmed in the impeachment hearings, a former CIA director openly praised it, and the eventual revelations of a FBI plot to frame General Flynn removed any vestiges of doubt.

The mainstream media’s war on Trump, later joined by social media platforms – censorship of the legitimate and accurate Hunter Biden laptop story just before the election being just the most egregious example – also played out for the world to see. In the end, they banned Trump from every social media platform while he was still in office, even as he said he would leave peacefully.

Basically, the entire US establishment was so consumed by the desire to burn Trump at the proverbial stake, they chopped up the scaffolding that held up the Empire to use as firewood.

In a speech recently, Joe Biden vowed to “rebuild, reclaim America’s place in the world” as a country that will “champion liberty and democracy once more.” That’s a daunting task, on par with putting the genie back into the bottle, un-spilling milk, or putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.

Ironically, the only thing that could repair American prestige in the world might be to patch up the American Republic, almost broken by the four years of ‘Resistance’ to Trump. But as that would entail some self-awareness and soul-searching, it remains, shall we say, highly unlikely.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:03| Comment(1) | 国際・政治


Russian military meal Syrian Arab Army meal

※ Steele Maiko氏の2017/9/1のツイート
The difference between Russian military meal and the a Syrian Arab Army meal #Syria #Syrianarmy

※ Steele Maiko氏の2017/10/7のツイート
The meal for the Brave! Syrian Arab Army soldier meal for the day.#Syria #Syrianarmy

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治