国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2021年01月22日

犯罪国家イスラエル

イスラエルの犯罪を取り上げるごとにこのブログに対する妨害が繰り返されます。

mko@trappedsoldier氏の2021/1/22のツイート
イスラエル軍の空爆でハマ地方カズ村の民家が破壊され、両親と子ども2人の4人家族全員が死亡。重体だった子どもも助からなかった。近隣の家族も負傷している
https://youtu.be/eC9qSLalcvM



RT2020/12/4
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
速報|:29歳のベラル・アルラワジバが、イスラエル占領軍によって殺害された。ベラルはナブルスのフワラ町の軍事検問所近くで、彼の車の中で撃たれた
https://twitter.com/SimonVrouwe/status/1323935213135765504




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:57| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2021年01月21日

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.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:46| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ベネズエラの国民はえらい


上の画像は、国境での引き渡しの様子です。次の写真の中央にある黒い大きな建物の右側から撮影しています。上がベルズエラ、下がブラジル。

カラカスからここまで直線距離で900kmあります。ここからマナウスまで850kmあります。マナウスでは酸素が欠乏して列をなして治療を待つ患者に死の宣告状態だったのです。


※ The Global School for Social Leaders@globschool
氏の2021/1/16のツイート・
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
ブラジル国旗
Googleによるスペイン語からの翻訳
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)
@MasakiOshikawa

1月15日
ヤバい話が続きますね。
ブラジルのマナウスでは人口のほぼ3/4(!)がCOVID-19に感染し、悲惨な状態で集団免疫をほぼ達成したと見られていた。しかし最近、再度感染が急拡大。最近発見の変異株P1は、これまでの感染で獲得した免疫(抗体)を無効化するのではないかと考えられている…

Eric Feigl-Ding
@DrEricDing
・ 1月15日
The Brazil
ブラジル国旗
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
スレッド
https://theguardian.com/world/2021/jan
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2021年01月20日

欧州のどの国が米国追随の意識が強いか

次のグラフは面白いです。北欧でイスラム教徒排斥の動きが強いのはこのグラフからもわかります。ポーランド人もロシアの脅威と戦うという立場からか米国追随が多くなっています。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:44| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2021年01月19日

DUMP US DOLLAR ユーロ高が進む

為替は2020年秋からドル安が進行しましたが年明けから調整が入りドル高に振れています。

米国の金融政策が中期的なインフレ追求の旗色をはっきりさせ、一方ユーロ圏はユーロの価値保全を政策目標としていますので、この先の方向性はドル安ユーロ高で間違いありません。

ただ、これも米国経済に波乱が生ずると一転ドル高に大きく振れることもありうるでしょう。経済ショックで破産が増大したりすれば、企業は手元流動性を厚くします。その過程で途上国の資産が叩き売られたりするのです。ドルが不足と見る企業は海外資産をドルに換えるでしょうし、ドル資産を持つている海外企業はユーロや円などに換えるでしょう。

この先、視野にある最大の経済ショックは、米国の金融バブルの破裂です。それに先行して起きるのがドル暴落かもしれません。

いずれにしても、この先、中期に渡って世界経済が平穏に推移することは望みがたいです。若い方は、将来に備えるための資金は、リスク分散が欠かせないでしょう。

金もよいでしょう。長期的には人民元。当面はユーロでしょうか。円は難しいです。日本株も出口戦略が見えませんからどうするつもりなのか。世界的な経済混乱で株価が暴落したところで、海外発の経済ショックで予測不能だった、不可抗力として仕方がないという言い訳が出口戦略のような気がします。

国内の不動産やREITはどうなんでしょう。家なんか子育てが終われば小さな家に住み替えたほうが良いことが多いです。親から家をもらっても維持にカネがかかり困る人もいます。

2020/9/21、欧州の株価が大幅下落、同時に為替も振れてユーロドルは下落、ドル高です。

米国株式も大幅下落。欧米でのコロナ感染の再拡大や、米国の追加経済対策の成立が遅れそうなためと解説されていますが、新コロナについてまだロックダウンなどが決まる前にこれだけの下落になったのは、少し予想外です。

※ Angama@Angama_Market氏の2020/9/22のツイート
現在日本円を安全資産として吹聴している最大のバックは香港のHSBCなので、HSBCが米中の衝突に巻き込まれて引きずり倒されると日本円が大きな後ろ盾を失う。日本人にとってのオフショア銀行としての価値が既に失われたのは自明。
FOMC声明全文 2020/9/16



2020/12に入ってユーロが急伸しています。FRBの次期議長はイエレンだと言われドル安要因だと受け止められています。それがなくても米国が今のコロナ禍の打撃を克服するのには時間がかかるでしょう。ワクチン一本で解決するわけではありません。欧州も感染者が多いですが、米国ほどではない。



問題は、このユーロ高ドル安がいつまで続くか。米国がイランと戦争を始めたら・・・。難しいです。イランはそんなに簡単に降伏はしない。米国にとって手ごわい相手です。

SPPUTNIK2020/9/13
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.

RT20208/24
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.

クリスマス休暇も終わり年の瀬も押し詰まった12/29、ドル安の動きが強まり、ユーロ、豪ドル、NZドルなどが対ドルで急伸しています。米国で新コロナウィルス関連の経済対策が決まり、財政資金が大量に投入されることを見越した動きでしょう。

円はいつかは暴落するでしょうが、そのタイミングはまだ見えません。

ユーロドルの月足です。2020年の春に底を打ち、急速にユーロが高くなっ来ています。豪ドル、NZドルなどもほぼ同じ動き。2018年のピークに近づいてきましたが、上昇の勢いは衰えません。


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。

・・・・・

年が改まりました。海外では、正月の休暇は元旦だけなのですが、今年は土日が続いて3連休になりました。そんなこともあってか、米国市場の終了時には参加者も減ってドルが少し持ち直しましたが、1/4はさっそくドル安に大きく動いています。

この記事は最初2020年9月末に掲載し、その後追記を加えていますが、基本的には今年も上に述べたようなトレンドが続くだろうと見ています。米国は年の途中に追加の金融緩和を講じるとの観測もあり、ドル安は続くでしょう。

9月末に1.17ドルだったユーロは、今日1/4は1.23ドルの手前。

次のニュースが流れました。日経2021年1月18日 11:30
「造幣局が記念金貨鋳造のために保管していた金塊を、為替介入で得た外貨を運用する財務省の外国為替資金特別会計(外為特会)が取得する。80トンもの大幅な積み増しは金とドルの交換が停止した1971年以来50年ぶりだ。」

ドルで保有するか、金で保有するか、と問われれば、ドルが減価するとの見込みを持つ人は金で保有を選択します。金価格はこのところ途上国政府の資金繰りの都合での金売却が原因とみられる価格変動が大きくなっていますが、基本的に外貨準備としての選好は強い。日本の場合は、ドル資産を処分しにくい事情もあるでしょう。貨幣鋳造のための金地金の購入なら名目は立ちます。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:33| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

中国の空は大混雑

Flightradarの2021/1/19午前11時の映像

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

2021年01月18日

ロシアがEUとの対話を止めることがあると警告

ナバルニーが2021/1/17、ベルリンからモスクワに帰りました。当初、モスクワのブヌコボ空港に向かう予定でしたがナパルニーの支援者が空港に結集したため、ロシア当局は空港をシェレメチェボに変更。支援者に肩透かしを食わせました。そして空港からナパルニーを連行しています。

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。

ロシア、欧米によるナワリヌイ氏釈放要求を拒否
[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。
ロシア外務省のマリア・ザハロワ報道官はフェイスブックに「国際法を尊重し、主権を侵害しないよう求める。介入は無用だ」と投稿した。


※ 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…

・・・・・

ナバルニーの問題でドイツはあまりにも不誠実な対応をしています。ラブロフはドイツの外務大臣ハイコ・マースに過度に政治問題化することは止めろと伝えていますが、ドイツの姿勢は改まりません。メルケルもナバルニーに会ったりしています。ロシアの調査でナバルニーの側近がホテルからボトルを持ち出してドイツまで運んだ事実はないことが明らかになっているのに。OPCWは、シリアでの化学物質による攻撃の検証についてその活動の党派性を内部から告発されています。



SPUTNIK2020/10/13
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."



Dances_with_Bears@bears_with氏の2021/1/13のツイート
NAVALNY’S MEDICAL TEST RESULTS REVEALED – he was popping a cocktail of anti-depressant drugs in Tomsk. http://johnhelmer.net/berlin-clinica
アレクセイ・ナバルニーのドイツの実験室での検査結果は、先月、ベルリンのシャリテ大学の医師グループによって発表されたもので、驚くべき数の医学的症状を示している。

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。

RT2021/1/13
'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.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:19| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

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

韓国は、イランの巨額の資金を米国の指示によって凍結したと伝えられており、新コロナウィルス対策などで外貨が必要なイランの怒りを買っているとみられます。
韓国が凍結した資金がいかなるものか情報が不足ですが、米国の経済制裁があるからという理由では正当化されない。
イランが外国船舶を押さえるときは、海洋環境汚染が名目としてよく使われます。この事件はイランの韓国に対する交渉手段であることは明白。それに対して軍を派遣するなど事態を悪化させるだけです。米国はこのような機会に乗じてイランを攻撃しようとしているのに、韓国が緊張激化に一役買ってしまいました。今後の展開に注目です。

さすがに韓国も米国とイランのさらなる対立に引きずり込まれかねないことに気付いたのか、二国間の交渉で解決を目指すと言い出しました。


PRESSTV2021/1/18
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)
イラン、韓国に資金凍結解除要求
外務次官「拿捕とは無関係」
 【テヘラン共同】イランによる韓国船籍の石油タンカー拿捕を受け韓国外務省の崔鍾建第1次官が10日、テヘランを訪問し、アラグチ外務次官と会談した。米国の制裁により韓国で凍結されたイラン関連資金についても協議し、アラグチ氏は「違法な凍結は許されない」と主張した。イラン側が発表した。
 アラグチ氏は会談で拿捕について「タンカーが海を汚染したため」として凍結問題と関係ないと強調したが、実際には韓国に資金凍結を解除させるために拿捕で圧力をかけたとの見方が強まっている。
 アラグチ氏は「イランと韓国の関係発展は(資金凍結)問題の解決にかかっている」と強調した。

RT2021/1/6
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.
韓国国防部は、通常はアデン湾に本拠を置く海賊対策清海部隊をヘリコプターとともに、韓国船がイランに押収されたペルシャ湾に送ると発表した。

韓国国防部は月曜日の声明で、「国防部は、イランによる商用船の押収の状況に関する報告を受けた直後に、ホルムズ海峡近くの海域に清海部隊を派遣した」と述べた。

韓国の2018年の防衛白書によると、302強力清海部隊は、4,500トンの駆逐艦、Lynx対潜ヘリコプター、3隻のスピードボートを運用しています。

清海部隊は2009年からアデン湾に駐屯しているが、2019年と2020年にはイラン沖の石油タンカーへの攻撃を受けてホルムズ海峡で作戦を実施した。

韓国籍船のタンカー、ハンクク・ケミは、月曜日の初めに、「海洋環境法の一連の違反のために」湾岸海域でイランの革命防衛隊に押収された。

イランのメディアが発表した写真は、3隻のスピードボートと1隻の巡視船によってイランの海域に護送されていることを示しているようです。

伝えられるところによると、この船は7,200トンの石油化学製品を運んでいます。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:32| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国も、日本も大失敗 統治機能が働いていない

かずや@subtropical_sea氏の2021/1/15のツイート
僕は、コロナテストと呼んでいるんですが、政治家、特に政権を握っている権力者は、コロナから試験を課されています。そして、その能力が試されているのです。感染を抑制できている国の指導者は、有能です。
アジアの中で、最悪の感染拡大の道を辿りつつある日本の政権与党は、落第ということです。

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.
"政府のあらゆるレベルで大失敗"
最初に知られた米国の#COVID19の症例から約1年後、現在は40万人が死亡しており、症例、入院、死亡が過去最高を記録しています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2021年01月16日

トランプにシリアの兵員についてウソをついたシリア特使がバイデンは中東政策の変更の必要はないと述べる

RT2021/1/15
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.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ベンジャミン・デ・ロスチャイルドが57歳で急逝

RT2021/1/16
Banker Benjamin de Rothschild, owner of the Edmond de Rothschild Group, dies aged 57 – family to media

エドモンド・デ・ロスチャイルドグループのオーナー、ベンジャミン・デ・ロスチャイルドが57歳で急逝。心臓発作。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:34| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

今日の学習成果 世界は変化している

黒字は引用転載部分、青字は管理人のコメントなど
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※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2021/1/13のツイート
誰がどのような政治目的で、どのような表現で語るか。政治を考える上では読解能力が必要です。ここでは、「民主や自由」といったお題目ではなく、ブレナンが正直に民主党政権の反対派になる保守勢力を、今から根こそぎする「悪性腫瘍を根絶する」と語った。アメリカの本物の知識人は正しく読んでいます

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


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※ 中嶋 哲史@J_J_Kant氏の2020/12/17のツイート
マイナンバーカードに成績を記録する必要などあり得ない。指導要録だって学籍に関する記録は20年、成績に関わる指導に関する記録は5年しか保存しないことになっている。学校の成績が生涯に渡って第三者に参照可能な状態で記録されるなどとんでもない話だ。どこからこんな話が出てくるのだろうか。

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※ 共同2020/12/12 21:07 (JST)
福島の洋上風力発電、全撤退へ
600億投じ採算見込めず
政府が、福島県沖に設置した浮体式洋上風力発電施設を全て撤去する方針を固めたことが12日、関係者への取材で分かった。東京電力福島第1原発事故からの復興の象徴と位置付けて計約600億円を投じた事業で、民間への譲渡を模索していたが、採算が見込めないと判断した。経済産業省は、来年度予算の概算要求に撤去関連費50億円を盛り込んだ。再生可能エネルギー関連の産業を推進する福島県にも痛手となりそうだ。
 浮体式洋上風力発電施設は2012年から、原発事故で一時全町避難となった楢葉町の沖合約20キロに3基を順次設置した。最大の1基は今年6月、不採算を理由に撤去済み。

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※ 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)
水虫薬服用の患者1人死亡
小林化工、副作用133件
福井県あわら市の製薬会社「小林化工」は11日、睡眠導入剤成分が混入したため自主回収を進めている爪水虫などの治療薬イトラコナゾール錠50「MEEK」を処方された患者1人が10日に死亡したと明らかにした。服用との因果関係を早急に調べるとしている。また、処方された364人を特定し、全員に服用中止を求める連絡をしたと発表した。
 県によると、処方された患者は31都道府県にわたり、最多は大阪府の58人、次いで徳島県の57人、岐阜県の49人だった。意識消失や記憶喪失などの副作用の報告は、重複の可能性のある分を含め133件に上る(11日午前0時時点)。


※ 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
春菊から基準180倍農薬
福岡、健康影響恐れ
 福岡市は8日、福岡県のJAくるめが出荷した春菊の一部から、基準値の180倍の農薬が検出されたと発表した。食べるとけいれんを起こす恐れもあり、販売店などが回収を進めている。福岡市は少なくとも市内4店舗で販売を確認。これまでに健康被害の報告はないとしている。
 市によると、有機リン系の殺虫剤イソキサチオンで、基準0.05PPmに対し、9PPmが検出された。体重60キロの人がこの春菊を20グラム食べると、嘔吐や失禁などの症状が出る恐れがあり、ひどい場合はけいれんを起こすという。
 回収対象は「筑紫次郎の贈りもの」と記載されたJAくるめ出荷の春菊。7〜8日に販売。

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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国議事堂の光景


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:28| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2021年01月13日

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

ロシア内務省が、ナヴァルニーの側近が出国時に検査を受けたスーツケースなどに100ml以上の水が入るボトルがないとの証拠写真を示し、英国人同行者が荷物検査の後に空港でボトルを購入している写真を示しています。
МВД показало, как помощница Навального купила бутылку в аэропорту


・・・しっかり残してありますね。

TASS2020/10/8
Aides who accompanied Navalny in Tomsk have many questions to answer − investigation

RT2020/10/6
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
ナヴァルニーは、MI6の美人スパイ・マリアに言われるまま、ロシアの企業の「汚職」を暴露。しかし逆に名誉棄損で訴えられ、ナヴァルニーの「反汚職団体」は1億円以上の損害賠償金を出せと判決。金に困ったヤク中のナヴァルニーは、CIAの意のままに踊る。しまいには殺される?

※ 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
ロシア政府と諜報機関は、ナワリヌイをベネズエラの自称暫定大統領グアイドと同じ西側(NATO)の操り人形だと見なしている。目立つ街頭行動で当局の「弾圧劇」をメディア集めて演じさせるヤラセ、西側からの資金の流れも押さえている。

※ 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。
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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…

RT2020/10/1
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.

RT2020/10/2
‘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.

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2021年01月12日

イラクで反政府暴動続く

RT2021/1/11
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.

2019年10月にイラクで反政府デモが噴出して以来、500人以上のデモ参加者が死亡しています。

政府が活動家を標的にしていることに抗議するだけでなく、デモ隊は、イラクが深い経済危機と戦い続ける中で、政治的腐敗、失業、公共サービスの状態に対する怒りの声を上げてきました。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イランによるイラクの米軍基地攻撃を米軍は侮っていた

イランによるイラクの米軍基地攻撃で死傷者はいなかったとされていますが、少なからざる兵士が「脳震盪」を起こしてドイツまで運ばれた人もいました。輸送機で逃げた兵士もいれば、バンカーに隠れた兵士もいてかれらが至近距離でのミサイル爆発で「外傷」を負ったようです。
イランのミサイルの破壊力は侮れないことを認識したでしょう。
イランの周りには米軍の基地が多数配備されていてイランは攻撃を受ければ、これらの基地にも報復すると言っています。
今はもう戦闘機で攻撃する時代ではない。ミサイルなどの迎撃システムができて、戦闘機は容易に撃ち落されるようになっているのです。それゆえ、ロシア製のS-400などをトルコを始めとした多くの国が導入、配備したいとしているのです。
イエメンのフーシは、戦闘機ではなく自製のミサイルとドローンでサウジ・米国軍に対抗しています。
米国の巨大航空母艦は、対空防衛力のない貧しい、弱い国を攻撃するための時代遅れの産物です。


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.
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2021年01月11日

ワシントンでトランプ支持者が抗議行動 2021/1/6

RT2021/1/6
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.

thedailybeast2021/1/6
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
Editor-At-Large
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.”



・・・・

抗議行動参加者の動画を見るとほとんどがマスクをしていない。
参加者の服装は雑多。


ポールにつけた米国旗をもっている人が多いのは事前の準備をうかがわせる。

カラー革命もこんな風にして始まったはず。本家本元の米国ワシントンでの大衆の抗議行動が政権交代を阻止できるか。

こんな騒ぎが起きていても、1/6のNYダウは1.4%も上昇です。

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

動画を見ていると、抗議運動の参加者はワシントンの住民だろうかと思わせられるところがありますが、この女性はロスアンゼルスの南のサンジェゴから来ているらしい。飛行機の旅で感染する人も多いはず。



トランプがこの「反乱」を扇動したとしてトランプの職務停止を図る動きが出ています。ペンスの名や憲法修正第25条が出てくるのはそれとの関連です。

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
警告
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.
右向き矢印
I dread the #COVID epidemic curves in 2-3 weeks after these MAGA rioters return home.

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2021年01月10日

ワシントンはまだ知らないかもしれないがアメリカ帝国は崩壊した

日本語訳は機械翻訳のまま、修正を加えます。

RT2021/1/9
The American Empire has fallen, though Washington may not know it yet
ワシントンはまだ知らないかもしれないがアメリカ帝国は崩壊した

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.
時間を戻して、アメリカ帝国をドナルド・トランプの大統領になる前の状態に戻したいと思うのは、愚かなことだ。それはすでに過去のものであり、米国議会議事堂の襲撃は最後の藁(わら)にすぎない。

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.
"世界の誰もが再び同じように私たちを見たり、尊敬したり、恐れたり、頼ったりすることはないだろう」とCFRのリチャード・ハース会長は嘆いた。

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.”
ベネズエラでさえ、ワシントンでの「暴力行為」とアメリカでの「政治的偏向」を非難し、アメリカ人が「安定と社会正義に向けて新たな道を切り開くことができる」と希望を表明した。

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.
アメリカはベネズエラの選挙で選ばれた大統領や議会を認めず、過去2年間、選挙で選ばれていない「暫定大統領」を代わりに設置し、それを民主主義と呼ぼうとしてきたことを覚えておいてほしい。トランプ政権がこの努力を主導している間、民主党は-今ではアメリカで絶対的な権力を持つようになっている-完全にそれに乗っかっている。

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.
同様に、共和党の設立と民主党の「抵抗」がほぼ一致して結束したのは、トランプのNDAA軍事資金法案の拒否権を無効にすることだけでした。これには、彼または将来の大統領が海外から軍隊を無限に撤退させることを阻止する条項が含まれていました。事前の議会の承認なしに戦争。帝国へのコミットメントは、トランプがそれを呼んでいたように、ワシントンの「沼」の奥深くにあります。

“We are seeing images that I never imagined we would see in this country – in some other capital yes, but not here,” said Haas.
「私たちは、この国で見られるとは想像もしていなかった画像を見ています。他の首都ではそうですが、ここでは見られません」とハース氏は言います。

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.
この「アメリカ例外主義」の無意識の承認は、基本的に、米国が支援する活動家が、ワシントンが嫌いで変更したい「政権」で議会を襲撃することは問題ないと言っていますが、アメリカ人が自分たちの政府に反抗するとき、彼らは違法に行動していると信じています、それは淡い色を超えています。

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.
水曜日に起こったことは実際には「色の革命」ではありませんでしたが、ビジュアルは確かに世界が注目するのに十分似ていました。しかし、それが単に落下した最後のドミノであったとき、アメリカ帝国の終焉のために国会議事堂の「反乱」を非難することは間違っているでしょう。

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.”
もう一度言いますが、私の言葉を鵜呑みにしてはいけません。悪名高い親体制派のワシントン・ポストのコラムニスト、イシャン・タローアは木曜日に、「海外の多くの人々にとって」、世界的な道徳的影響力と権威を持つ丘の上の輝く都市としての米国のビジョンは、「すでに千の死を迎えている」と宣言しています。

For some of these people, Tharoor argued, this narrative was “always an illusion to obscure the Washington-engineered coups and client military regimes.” Indeed.
これらの人々の何人かにとって、この物語は「ワシントンが仕組んだクーデターやクライアントの軍事政権を隠蔽するための幻想だった」とタローア氏は主張した。その通りだ。

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.
民主党とその新保守主義の同盟国は、過去4年間、トランプの「アメリカファースト」政策を非難し、彼が一方的に行動し、「同盟国」に敵対し、世界に「リーダーシップの空白」を作り出したことを嘆きました。これらは、次期政権の論点でもあります。

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.
トランプがイランのガーセムソレイマニ将軍のドローン暗殺を命じた2020年1月の出来事を明らかに忘れていることを除いて。米国の「同盟国」からの抗議はありませんでした–それとも家臣と言うべきでしょうか?代わりに、彼らは驚くべき敏捷性と一致しました。

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.
トランプ氏は実際にアメリカ帝国を受け入れたのだが、彼はアメリカ帝国が長年にわたって他の何かを装うために使ってきた丁寧なフィクションを単に取り払っただけだった。

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.
皮肉なことに、トランプを排除するために米国の政治組織全体が動員されました。「ロシアゲート」とウクライナへの電話による弾劾サーカスから始まり、「人種的正義」に関する全国的な暴動と、方法–それは、国内外で米国の弾劾を維持した神話を爆発させるという大部分を占めました。

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.
トランプの陰謀論とされていた「ディープステート」を覚えているだろうか?しかし、弾劾公聴会でその存在が確認され、元CIA長官が公然と賞賛し、最終的にフリン将軍を陥れようとしたFBIの陰謀が明らかになったことで、疑念のかけらも取り除かれた。

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.
トランプに対する主流メディアの戦争は、後にソーシャルメディアプラットフォームが加わりました。選挙直前の合法で正確なハンターバイデンのラップトップストーリーの検閲は、最もひどい例でしたが、世界に向けて展開されました。結局、彼らは、トランプが平和的に去ると言ったとしても、彼がまだ在職している間、すべてのソーシャルメディアプラットフォームからトランプを禁止しました。

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.
基本的には、アメリカの組織全体が、トランプ氏を火あぶりにしたいという願望に飲み込まれ、帝国を支えていた足場を薪として切り刻んでしまったのだ。

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.
最近の演説で、ジョー・バイデンは、「自由と民主主義をもう一度唱える」国として、「アメリカを再建し、世界におけるアメリカの居場所を取り戻す」と誓った。それは大変な作業で、精霊を瓶に戻したり、牛乳をこぼしたり、ハンプティ・ダンプティを元に戻したりするのと同じくらい大変な作業です。

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.
皮肉なことに、世界におけるアメリカの威信を修復できる唯一のことは、トランプ大統領への4年間の「抵抗」によってほとんど壊れてしまったアメリカ共和国を修復することかもしれない。しかし、それにはある程度の自己認識と魂の探究が必要になるだろうから、それは非常に可能性が低いと言えるだろう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:03| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

2021年01月09日

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