国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2017年05月18日

米国とその同盟国によるイラク、シリアでの民間人殺害が続いている 2

イスラエルの領土的野望 大イスラエル


「米国はサダムフセインを倒すためにイラクに行った 民主主義をもたらすためではない」とライス元国務長官が明言している。

大イスラエルの実現のためには、新しく領土としようとするところに住民はいないほうが良い。

イラク、シリアともに石油資源が豊富。戦争でカネを使っても資源を奪取すれば元が取れ、利益も生む。中東やマグレブ諸国に民主主義をもたらすためというのは、真っ赤な口実。



イラク戦争で自軍を送った米国とその同盟国は、強く批判され、英国では当時の労働党の首相、ブレアの責任が問われている。

自国の軍隊を送らないで「戦争」するために考え出され、実行されているのがテロリストの送り込み。

テロリストの賃金は、月500ドルとも100ドルとも言われる。今なお、2万人以上のテロリストがいるから月100ドルとしても毎月200万ドル、2億2千万円が必要。そのほかに車両、武器や弾薬の調達にカネがかかる。
国家レベルの支援なくしてテロリスト集団は存続不能

中央がISIS首領のバグダーディ、左がイスラエルのネタニヤフ、右がサウジ国王


バクダーディを抜擢したのは誰か。左端からバクダーディ、マケイン。


なぜ、サウジが米国の側にいるのか? サウジ王国は存亡の危機にあり体制の維持に必死 資源枯渇


イランは、イスラエル、サウジ、米国と鋭く対立。イスラエルの閣僚はシリア大統領の暗殺を呼びかける発言をし、さらにイラン・テヘランの要人について同様な意図を表明、サウジの皇太子はイランを軍事攻撃すると威嚇。

シリア、イラク問題の構図は、上のとおりで簡単、明瞭。この構図に照らして矛盾する情報は、かく乱を目的とするもの。
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「フェンタニルパッチ」の鎮痛作用はモルヒネの200倍の強さ

オハイオ州で警官が車内で薬物取引をしている男を逮捕しようとしたら、証拠隠滅のために男が車内に薬物を撒き散らした。逮捕された男は1時間後気分が良くないと訴え、救急車が手配されたが、シャツに付着した薬物を手でぬぐった警官が中毒症状を起し病院で手当てを受けたという話です。

フェンタニルは合成オピオイド(オピオイドは、ケシから採取されるアルカロイドや、そこから合成された化合物のこと)

国連薬物犯罪事務所 (UNODC)の次長が、ISISはその戦闘員を暴力と野蛮の最高潮に到達させるためにCaptagon錠剤を作っていると発表しています。
Captagon錠剤は、アンフェタミンのブランド名で合成覚せい剤です。アンフェタミン(英語: amphetamine, alpha-methylphenethylamine)は、メタンフェタミンと同様の中枢興奮作用を持つとされています。

2015/10/26、サウジの王子がベイルートでCaptagon2トンとコカインを自家用飛行機に積み込もうとしたところをレバノン当局に摘発されています。

以下の記事は少し読みにくいところもありますが、ご関心があれば。

RT2017/5/16
Ohio cop overdoses on high-risk painkiller fentanyl after contact during stop

An Ohio police officer is recovering from an accidental overdose after making a drug stop where he accidentally brushed a small amount of powder off his shirt without realizing it was the highly potent opioid synthetic drug, fentanyl.

East Liverpool patrolman Chris Green responded to a traffic stop Friday after two suspected drug dealers were seen performing a drug transaction in a car, according to a police report obtained by WKBN.

The police report says that after officers blocked a blue Monte Carlo, Justin Buckle, 25, and his passenger, Cortez Collins, 24, attempted to dispose of the evidence.

“We think they were trying to flee, but they were blocked in,” East Liverpool Captain Patrick Wright said, according to WKBN. “Once they got blocked in, they tried to dispose of the evidence in the vehicle.”

“There was white powder on the seat, on the floor, on the guys’ shoes, and on his clothing,” Wright said.

Green said he mostly followed protocol for inspecting the car, putting on gloves and a mask after patting down the men.

“When I got to the scene, he was covered in it. I patted him down, and that was the only time I didn’t wear gloves. Otherwise, I followed protocol,” Green said, according to the Morning Journal News.

Around an hour after being arrested, Buckle complained that he was not feeling well and police called an ambulance.

Just then, one of the officers pointed to a small amount of powder on Green’s shirt and he quickly wiped it off with his hand.

“Just out of instinct, he tried to brush it off − not thinking,” Wright said.

Within minutes, Green says he began to feel the effects of the drug, which can be absorbed into the body through contact with the skin.

“I started talking weird. I slowly felt my body shutting down. I could hear them talking, but I couldn’t respond,” Green told the Journal. “I was in total shock. ‘No way I’m overdosing,’ I thought.”

An officer caught Green before he fell to the floor. The ambulance crew that arrived for Buckle then began focusing on Green.

At the station, the medical responders gave Green a dose of the opioid antidote Narcan, followed by three more doses after he was taken to the hospital.

Green was released from the hospital Friday. When the Journal contacted him Saturday, Green said he was still feeling the effects of the drug.

“[My head] feels like it’s in a vice grip, my heart feels like I got kicked in the chest and my stomach feels like I have a case of the flu,” Green told the Journal. “I can’t wrap my head around (why anyone would take the drugs).”

Buckle and Collins have been charged with tampering with evidence. They are each being held on $100,000 bond, according to WKBN.

Fentanyl is used as a substitute for opioid-dependent individuals, but it is more dangerous than heroin because it is “much more potent than heroin and results in frequent overdoses,” according to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine. However, a version of the drug called Carfentanil, which is used as a tranquilizer on large animals, is 10,000 times more potent than morphine.

East Liverpool Police Chief John Lane told the Journal that the car they had pulled over had child safety seats in the back. When the mother came to the station to pick up the car, he told her that it was too dangerous to be used to transport children.

“We’re going to try and seize that car and destroy it. How do we neutralize it? It only takes one granule (of carfentanil) to kill an adult. These people have no regard for anybody, not themselves, not the police, not their kids,” Lane said. “Their priority is not about anything but that next high.”

On Saturday, the East Liverpool Police Department posted a message to Facebook, calling on the state government to draft legislation “to protect our safety forces from these harmful drugs.”
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2017年05月17日

殺害された民主党全国委員会スタッフのセス・リッチはWikiLeaksと連絡を取り合っていた



RT2017/5/16
Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks – reports
Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered last year, was in contact with WikiLeaks, multiple sources have claimed. Rich’s family have branded the claims as “unsubstantiated,” however.

Rich was shot on July 10, 2016, in Washington D.C. in what was reported to be a robbery. However, the DNC staffer’s wallet, phone, keys, watch and a $2,000 necklace weren’t taken. Rich remained conscious during the attack but died in the hospital two hours later.

An anonymous federal investigator told Fox News he reviewed an FBI forensic report which showed that Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks director and investigative journalist Gavin MacFadyen.

“I have seen and read the emails between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” the investigator said, adding the emails are in the FBI’s possession.

The investigator said 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments from January 2015 to May 2016 were sent from Rich to MacFadyen before May 21. These figures are the exact same ones as those published on WikiLeaks’ DNC email database. MacFadyen died of lung cancer in October 2016. WikiLeaks published more than 19,000 emails from the DNC emails on July 22, leaking the rest later.

Rod Wheeler, a private investigator and Fox News contributor, was hired by a “third party” to look into the case.

“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” Wheeler told Fox News. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sit on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”

Speaking to NBC News, however, an unnamed FBI agent denied the agency had ever received Rich's laptop, while a former law enforcement official with "first-hand knowledge of Rich's laptop" told the outlet that the laptop "never contained any e-mails related to WikiLeaks, and the FBI never had it."

Brad Bauman, a spokesperson for Rich’s family and a PR professional experienced in crisis management, responded to the report, saying that Wheeler was not authorized to speak for the family and that the WikiLeaks email claim was “unsubstantiated.”

"We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth's murderers," the family said in a statement.

“The services of the private investigator who spoke to the press were offered to the Rich family and paid for by a third party, and contractually [he] was barred from speaking to the press or anyone outside of law enforcement or the family unless explicitly authorized by the family.”

“My investigation shows someone within the D.C. government, the Democratic National Committee or the Clinton team is blocking the murder investigation from going forward,” Wheeler said. “That is unfortunate. Seth Rich’s murder is unsolved as a result of that.”

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has not said Rich was its source. WikiLeaks, meanwhile, offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of Rich’s murderer.

“Whistleblowers go to significant efforts to get us material and often [face] very significant risks,” Assange told Dutch television in 2016. “There’s a 27-year-old who works for the DNC who was shot in the back, murdered, just a few weeks ago for unknown reasons, as he was walking down the streets in Washington.”

WikiLeaks later clarified that Assange’s words “should not be taken to imply that Seth Rich was a source for WikiLeaks or to imply that his murder is connected to our publications.”

While it’s understood Washington’s Metropolitan Police Department has no suspects at present, it previously said there was “no indication that Seth Rich's death is connected to his employment at the DNC.” They have also offered a $25,000 reward, and urged people to come forward with any information.

A GoFundMe page was started by Rich’s brother, Aaron, on March 19 to raise money to investigate his murder. The page has raised $19,000 of its $200,000 goal.

“These funds will allow my family to investigate, and help solve Seth's murder,” Aaron Rich explained. “We know somewhere, someone has the information on who murdered Seth. We intend to use these funds to hire professional help that can discover new facts and information, cooperating with the police and solving this in the fastest way possible.”
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身代金ウィルス 日本でも総合病院と個人のPCが感染

RT2017/5/14
UK defence secretary insists nuclear subs safe despite concerns over #WannaCry vulnerability
British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon insists he has “complete confidence” in the safety of Britain’s nuclear submarines, but refused to deny that they run on the Windows XP operating system that has been exploited in a major global cyberattack.

Since Britain’s National Health Service (NHS) was walloped by the WannaCry ransomware, fears have arisen that the country’s military could also be susceptible because of its outdated computer systems.

Friday’s attack affected 48 NHS trusts, forcing doctors unable to access patient files to cancel operations, and ambulances to divert to hospitals where systems were not down.

RT20175/14
#Wannacry ransomware epidemic could spread as unsuspecting workers return to desks – Europol chief
Rob Wainwright, executive director of the European Union’s crime agency, said the spread of the ‘WannaCry’ virus was “unprecedented,” resulting in more than 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries.

“At the moment, we are facing an escalating threat,” Wainwright warned. “The numbers are going up, I am worried about how the numbers will continue to grow when people go to work and turn their machines on Monday morning.”

Speaking on ITV’s Peston on Sunday, Wainwright said that Europol had warned nation states about the risks of such attacks.

“It sends a clear message that all sectors are vulnerable,” Wainwright said, adding “all sectors should take absolutely seriously the need to run updated systems and to patch when they can do that.”

The stark warning from Europol chief’s echoes that of a British cybersecurity blogger known by his Twitter handle @malwaretechblog.

The 22-year-old, who accidentally found a way to stop the ransomware from downloading on devices, has warned that Monday could be a nadir in the epidemic as people return to their desks.

共同2017/5/14 22:58
【ロンドン共同】世界各地で起きた大規模なサイバー攻撃で、欧州警察機関(ユーロポール)のウェインライト長官は14日、英民放ITVの番組で、被害は少なくとも150カ国、20万件に上り「前例のない規模だ」と述べた。日本の警察庁は同日、国内で2件の被害を確認したと明らかにした。総合病院と個人のパソコンがウイルス感染したが、金銭的な被害はないという。

マイクロソフトがNSA(国家安全保障局)の責任を強調
「NSAから盗まれたこの脆弱性は、世界中の顧客に影響を与えている、」マイクロソフト社長兼最高法務責任者ブラッド・スミス日曜日のブログ記事で述べた。
RT2017/5/14
Microsoft has criticized the NSA for their major role in spreading the WannaCry ransomware epidemic which paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. The tech giant urged governments to use and store their cyber warfare tools responsibly.

“We have seen vulnerabilities stored by the CIA show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has affected customers around the world,” Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith said in a blog post on Sunday. “This attack provides yet another example of why the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments is such a problem.”
バックドアがあったことは、なんら問題がないと言いたいかのように聞こえます。

RT2017/5/16
Ex-spy chief condemns Microsoft for leaving Windows XP users vulnerable to cyberattacks
A former UK spy chief has hit out at Microsoft for cutting support for its Windows XP system that could have protected public services from massive cyberattacks such as the one that paralyzed the National Health Service (NHS) last week.

In a letter to the Times, Sir David Omand, former head of Britain’s electronic intelligence agency GCHQ, called into question Microsoft’s decision to withdraw its security services for the system in 2014 while private and public sectors around the world still relied on it.

“Should Microsoft have stopped supporting Windows XP so soon, knowing that institutions had invested heavily in it (at the urging of the company at the time)?” Omand queried.

NHS hospitals were brought to a standstill on Friday by a massive cyberattack that struck in 150 countries. The NHS has 70,000 devices operating Windows XP, through which the ransomware, known as Wanna Decryptor or WannaCry, managed to spread.

The WannaCry ransomware attack was slowed down by self-taught cybersecurity researcher Marcus Hutchins, 22, while he was working in his bedroom at his parents’ house in north Devon.

Hutchins, who is known as MalwareTech on Twitter, has been hailed an “accidental hero.”

Natalie Coull, lecturer in ethical hacking at Abertay University in Dundee, told the Times: “The WannaCry crisis highlights the need for organizations like GCHQ to employ people with offensive security skills, which was only recently acknowledged in the UK’s national cybersecurity strategy last November.”

Coull added that Hutchins’ actions are a testimony to “the importance of responding offensively to such an attack rather than relying on defensive measures.”

Intelligence services, however, have denied claims that GCHQ has been left red-faced after Hutchins fought off the malware, which has been described as “poorly designed.”

In fact, Salim Neino, the chief executive of Kryptos Logic, the LA-based company that employs Hutchins, said the ransomware was “unsophisticated.” He praised his employee for saving the world from “further damage.”

“Marcus, with the program he runs at Kryptos Logic, not only saved the United States but also prevented further damage to the rest of the world,” Neino said, according to the Telegraph.

“Within a few moments, we were able to validate that there was indeed a kill switch. It was a very exciting moment. This is something that Marcus validated himself.”

Meanwhile, the government has come under fire over claims that it had been warned by GCHQ and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) about the risk of serious cyberattacks three years ago.

General Sir Richard Barrons, former commander overseeing the MoD’s cyber capabilities, said he had written to Whitehall ministers to warn them against state-sponsored cyberattacks, supposedly much more threatening than that unraveling over the weekend.

“If the UK is hit so easily like this by a single type of ransomware attack, how would we cope with a strategic cyber-assault, phased over weeks and spreading across all forms of critical national infrastructure, deliberately designed to bring daily life to a halt?” Barrons said in an interview with the Times.
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ウクライナ 2017/5/16

RT2017/5/16
‘North Korea in Europe’: Ukrainians baffled, angry & sarcastic after ban on Russian social networks

RT2017/5/16
Rape, slavery & suicide bombs: Life under ISIS set for Saudi-based TV
The realities of life under Islamic State will be brought to the small screen in a controversial drama series due to air across the Arab world, depicting plots of suicide bombs, slavery, rape and child soldiers inspired by real events.

‘Black Crows,’ or ‘Al Gharabeeb Al Soud,’ is a 30-part series by the Saudi Arabian-owned Middle East Broadcasting Center (MBC) that will portray life under terrorist group.

Storylines include a mother travelling to Syria to find her son who has joined Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) and a journalist going undercover to find her boyfriend.

“We believe that this [ISIS] is an epidemic, this is a disease that we have to muster the courage to address and fight,” explained Ali Jaber, director of television for the MBC Network.

MBC partnered with US showrunners and writers to tackle extremist propaganda, after the US State Department and the Annenberg Foundation Trust arranged meetings with Arab content creators to work on developing narratives to counter IS narratives, Foreign Policy reports.

Jaber, who is also a judge on Arabs Got Talent, then funded meetings in Dubai with more than 20 US writers and showrunners.

“For the first time, we sensed that the heart of Hollywood was opening up to the Arab world,” Jaber said. “For the first time, Arabs and the U.S. have an enemy in common in ISIS.”

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson invited Jaber to speak at the Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS in March.

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2017年05月16日

イスラエルの閣僚がアサドの暗殺を呼びかけ

RT2017/5/16
Time to assassinate Syrian President Assad & get to his allies in Iran – Israeli minister
An Israeli minister has bluntly called for Syrian leader Bashar Assad to be assassinated after unsourced media reports claimed Damascus was using a “crematorium” to cover-up mass killings. He said the “serpent’s head” in Tehran should be dealt with next.

“The reality whereby Syria executes people, intentionally uses chemical weapons to hurt them and, now, in the most recent move of extremism, is burning their bodies – this has not been seen in the world in 70 years,” said Israeli Housing Minister Yoav Galant, as cited by Haaretz.

“We are crossing a red line and, in my view, the time has come to assassinate Assad,” he continued.

“And when we finish with the tail of the serpent, we will reach the head of the serpent, which can be found in Tehran, and we will deal with it, too,” he said.

What appears to be the first recorded Israeli threat to assassinate Syrian President Bashar Assad came after the US Department of State alleged, without presenting any hard evidence, that the Syrian government is using “a crematorium” outside Damascus to burn the bodies of people killed by the government.

Earlier on Tuesday, Galant told Israeli Army Radio that Assad’s rule has been the worst since Nazi Germany. “What is happening in Syria is defined as genocide, under all its classifications,” he said on Army Radio, according to Jerusalem Post.

Galant, a retired IDF general, added that Israel wants to see Assad and his Alawite government ousted from power and replaced by a “moderate Sunni ruler.”

Some previous attempts to compare Assad’s government to the Nazi regime have been met with public outcry. White House spokesman Sean Spicer, who claimed that Hitler’s death squads hadn’t used chemical agents during the Holocaust “in the way that Assad used them” sparked outrage in the US and beyond.

Certain journalists have used the Assad-Hitler comparison when covering claims that Syrian forces have used chemical weapons, but those remarks were dismissed by the public.

Assad, a UK-educated doctor, has been in power since the 1999 passing of his father, Syria’s long-time president, Hafez Assad. Syria is one of the few Arab countries where the president is elected through a nationwide vote.

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2017年05月14日

英国の病院に続いて世界中のITシステムに身代金ウィルスによる攻撃

RT2017/5/12
Hospitals across England targeted in large-scale cyberattack – reports
Hospitals across England have reportedly been hit by a large-scale cyberattack. Some are having to divert emergency patients, with doctors reporting messages demanding money.

The Guardian says National Health Service (NHS) hospitals across the country appear to have been simultaneously hit by a bug in their IT systems. Doctors have been posting on Twitter about what has been happening.

A screengrab of an instant message conversation circulated by one doctor says: “So our hospital is down … We got a message saying your computers are now under their control and pay a certain amount of money. And now everything is gone.”

A second doctor tweeted: “Massive NHS hack cyber attack today. Hospital in shut down. Thanks for delaying emergency patient care & endangering lives. Assholes.”

RT2017/5/13
The virus, which has affected approximately 130,000 PCs around the world, hit the UK’s health service particularly hard on Friday, affecting at least 39 hospitals along with GP and dental services around England and Scotland.

The ransomware has also reportedly hit factories, universities, major corporations, and the Russian Interior Ministry.

In the UK, some ambulances were forced to divert to other hospitals and doctors were forced to cancel operations as the attack seized computers and made patient records unavailable. Non-emergency patients are being asked to use the service frugally.

RT2017/5/13
Microsoft releases urgent OS patch in wake of #WannaCry ransomware blitz

RT2017/5/13
Russian banks, railway giant among targets of WannaCry ransomware allegedly linked to NSA

FARSNEWS2017/5/14
It's Not over: 'Accidental Hero' Halts Ransomware Attack and Warns
TEHRAN (FNA)- Expert who stopped spread of attack by activating software’s ‘kill switch’ says criminals will ‘change the code and start again’.

The “accidental hero” who halted the global spread of an unprecedented ransomware attack by registering a garbled domain name hidden in the malware has warned the attack could be rebooted.

The ransomware used in Friday’s attack wreaked havoc on organizations including FedEx and Telefónica, as well as the UK’s National Health Service (NHS), where operations were cancelled, X-rays, test results and patient records became unavailable and phones did not work.

But the spread of the attack was brought to a sudden halt when one UK cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @malwaretechblog, with the help of Darien Huss from security firm Proofpoint, found and inadvertently activated a “kill switch” in the malicious software.

The researcher, who identified himself only as MalwareTech, is a 22-year-old from south-west England who works for Kryptos logic, an LA-based threat intelligence company.

“I was out having lunch with a friend and got back about 3pm and saw an influx of news articles about the NHS and various UK organizations being hit,” he told the Guardian. “I had a bit of a look into that and then I found a sample of the malware behind it, and saw that it was connecting out to a specific domain, which was not registered. So I picked it up not knowing what it did at the time.”

The kill switch was hardcoded into the malware in case the creator wanted to stop it spreading. This involved a very long nonsensical domain name that the malware makes a request to – just as if it was looking up any website – and if the request comes back and shows that the domain is live, the kill switch takes effect and the malware stops spreading. The domain cost $10.69 and was immediately registering thousands of connections every second.

MalwareTech explained that he bought the domain because his company tracks botnets, and by registering these domains they can get an insight into how the botnet is spreading. “The intent was to just monitor the spread and see if we could do anything about it later on. But we actually stopped the spread just by registering the domain,” he said. But the following hours were an “emotional rollercoaster”.

“Initially someone had reported the wrong way round that we had caused the infection by registering the domain, so I had a mini freakout until I realized it was actually the other way around and we had stopped it,” he said.

MalwareTech said he preferred to stay anonymous “because it just doesn’t make sense to give out my personal information, obviously we’re working against bad guys and they’re not going to be happy about this.”

He also said he planned to hold onto the URL, and he and colleagues were collecting the IPs and sending them off to law enforcement agencies so they can notify the infected victims, not all of whom are aware that they have been affected.

He warned people to patch their systems, adding: “This is not over. The attackers will realise how we stopped it, they’ll change the code and then they’ll start again. Enable windows update, update and then reboot.”

He said he got his first job out of school without any real qualifications, having skipped university to start up a tech blog and write software.

“It’s always been a hobby to me, I’m self-taught. I ended up getting a job out of my first botnet tracker, which the company I now work for saw and contacted me about, asking if I wanted a job. I’ve been working there a year and two months now.”

But the dark knight of the dark web still lives at home with his parents, which he joked was “so stereotypical”. His mum, he said, was aware of what had happened and was excited, but his dad hadn’t been home yet. “I’m sure my mother will inform him,” he said.

“It’s not going to be a lifestyle change, it’s just a five-minutes of fame sort of thing. It is quite crazy, I’ve not been able to check into my Twitter feed all day because it’s just been going too fast to read. Every time I refresh it it’s another 99 notifications.”

Proofpoint’s Ryan Kalember said the British researcher gets “the accidental hero award of the day”. “They didn’t realize how much it probably slowed down the spread of this ransomware”.

The time that @malwaretechblog registered the domain was too late to help Europe and Asia, where many organizations were affected. But it gave people in the US more time to develop immunity to the attack by patching their systems before they were infected, said Kalember.

The kill switch won’t help anyone whose computer is already infected with the ransomware, and it’s possible that there are other variants of the malware with different kill switches that will continue to spread.

The malware was made available online on 14 April through a dump by a group called Shadow Brokers, which claimed last year to have stolen a cache of “cyber weapons” from the National Security Agency (NSA).

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a user’s data, then demands payment in exchange for unlocking the data. This attack used a piece of malicious software called “WanaCrypt0r 2.0” or WannaCry, that exploits a vulnerability in Windows. Microsoft released a patch (a software update that fixes the problem) for the flaw in March, but computers that have not installed the security update remain vulnerable.

The ransomware demands users pay $300 worth of cryptocurrency Bitcoin to retrieve their files, though it warns that the “payment will be raised” after a certain amount of time. Translations of the ransom message in 28 languages are included. The malware spreads through email.

“This was eminently predictable in lots of ways,” said Kalember. “As soon as the Shadow Brokers dump came out everyone [in the security industry] realized that a lot of people wouldn’t be able to install a patch, especially if they used an operating system like Windows XP [which many NHS computers still use], for which there is no patch.”

Security researchers with Kaspersky Lab have recorded more than 45,000 attacks in 74 countries, including the UK, Russia, Ukraine, India, China, Italy, and Egypt. In Spain, major companies including telecommunications firm Telefónica were infected.

By Friday evening, the ransomware had spread to the United States and South America, though Europe and Russia remained the hardest hit, according to security researchers Malware Hunter Team. The Russian interior ministry says about 1,000 computers have been affected.
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トルコ 米国、イスラエル ノルウェー ホワイトヘルメット 2017/5/14

FARSNEWS2017/5/14
Iraqi MP: US, Turkey Rocking Boat in Liberation of Tal Afar
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi legislator blasted the US and Turkey for their antagonistic behavior towards efforts to liberate Tal Afar city in Nineveh province.
Iskandar Watout, a member of the Iraqi parliament's Security and Defense Committee, told reporters in a press conference that the process to take back Tal Afar is facing resistance and pressures by Turkey and the US.
He called on the Iraqi government not to become influenced by Turkey and the US or Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani and try to expel the Turkish forces from Iraq's soil.
Watout described Tal Afar as a vital and important city hosting tens of ISIL bases, and said, "Operations against the terrorist groups in Iraq should continue unstopped until full victory."

FARSNEWS2017/5/14
Norway’s Largest Trade Union Votes for Total Boycott of Israel

TEHRAN (FNA)- Norway’s biggest trade union approved an international economic, cultural and academic boycott against Israel, as the regime continues oppression of Palestinians and occupying their lands.
The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO), which represents over 900,000 unionized workers in the country, voted 197 to 117 in favor of the total boycott of Israel, media reports said.
“Since dialogue and resolutions have had little effect, there must henceforth come an effort to achieve an international economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel in order to achieve those objectives,” the resolution read.
In recent years, LO has called to boycott various Israeli institutions, including the Histadrut labor union, and businesses “that profit from the occupation of Palestinian land,” as the organization stated in a 2013 resolution.
Virtually all major players in Israel's industrial and economic sector have dealings with or offices in occupied Palestinian lands, a fact that has contributed to such calls by LO being interpreted as a call for a blanket boycott on the apartheid regime's economy.
The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, which campaigns for Palestinian rights, hailed the LO’s move as a necessary means to secure fundamental Palestinian rights.

FARSNEWS2017/5/14
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former White Helmets associate Walid Hindi admitted his involvement in fabricating photo and video material, prepared in cooperation with the Turkish Television, during the time when he was working with the notorious group in Eastern Aleppo.The group prepared fake videos of alleged atrocities of the Syrian army, during the liberation process of Eastern Aleppo.
In his confession, broadcasted on Syrian National Television on Saturday evening, Hindi admitted to have worked with White Helmets for three years and received rather huge sums of money, a major portion of which was provided by the Persian Gulf states. 
He also described how filming of “atrocities” would take place. 
When, for instance, they wanted to stage an airstrike scene, the filming crew would fire sirens and the actors would then immediately rush to the scene. Right after that, live streaming of events would begin, accusing the Syrian Army of carrying out yet another airstrike, targeting civilians. Hindi said he participated in fabricating videos more than just once.
According to Hindi, the main person responsible for “directing” these staged videos was Ibrahim Al Hajj, with Mohammad Al Sayed being the main cameraman. 
Also, another former associate named Imad Abdul Jawad admitted to have witnessed possession of chemicals by terrorists in Aleppo, saying “During my work shift as a guard I was once asked to transfer a bunch of barrels, containing something that my supervisors called “detergent and washing powder”.
"I was supposed to transfer the materials from the district of Al Sukkariyeh to the district of Amariya,” he added.
He then explained that his task was basically to unload the wares at the entrance of the building, pointing out that on one occasion, after finishing unloading the content, he saw people wearing uniforms, silver masks and protective boots and were carrying the goods he just transported to the cellars.
On one occasion, Jawad managed to get closer and he saw people opening the barrels and pouring their content out into something that looked like gas cylinders, adding that contents looked nothing like washing powder or detergent. He described the liquid, which was being poured out of the barrels, to have a rather foul smell. When his boss noticed he is watching the procedure, he was dismissed immediately.
A diplomatic source and the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria disclosed earlier this month secrets proving the video clip that accused the Syrian Army troops of carrying out attacks on civilians in Eastern Idlib has been fake.
A diplomatic source who requested anonymity told Sputnik that the latest footage of a chemical weapons attack against civilians in Syria had been filmed recently and appeared to be ordered from a European country.
Meantime, the Russian Reconciliation Center said, "According to information from a number of sources among local residents and opposition formations … special ‘video brigades’ carried out staged filming in the past week of alleged consequences of shelling and airstrikes, including with the use of ‘poisonous substances’."
The center added that some of the "consultants" of the brigades were recognized by the locals as cameramen shooting news in the region for the Al Jazeera channel.
It is not the first time such reports emerge. On May 2, al-Mayadeen broadcaster reported, citing local sources and eyewitnesses that a group of the White Helmets’ activists accompanied by one of the Arab satellite channels arrived in the area near Idlib in Syria to shoot staged videos allegedly depicting consequences of a chemical attack.

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モースル陥落近し バクダーディは所在不明

FARSNEWS2017/5/13
Iraq's Anti-Terrorism Body: ISIL Members Deserted by Al-Baghdadi
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of Iraq's counter-terrorism service said that ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has fled to an unknown place and deserted the terrorist group.

Ma'an al-Sa'di told al-Arabiya news channel that the ISIL has been extensively annihilated in Iraq and its self-proclaimed capital, Mosul, is collapsing as now only a few number of districts in Mosul have remained to be liberated.

"The ISIL is now thinking of escaping from Iraq and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has left the members of the terrorist group on their own and fled to an unknown place," he added.

The countdown has started for accomplishing the recapture of the Western part of the strategic city of Mosul from the ISIL as Iraq's joint military forces have laid full siege on the terrorists in the few districts that are still under the group's control.

A map released by the Iraqi military media on Thursday suggested that government troops are in control over 90 percent of Western Mosul.

The map, posted by the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, showed that only 10 percent remains under ISIL militants’ control as the forces opened a new front of operations last week targeting the ISIL-held Old City from the Northwestern direction.

Military officials had said earlier this month that they control over 70 percent of the region.


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2017年05月13日

Japan may host Tomahawk-compatible launchers to counter N. Korea missile threat – media

RT2017/5/13
Japan is reportedly considering adopting the land-based version of the Aegis missile defense system over THAAD, citing the N. Korean missile threat. The system could potentially be used with Tomahawk missiles, making it a threat to Russia and China.

Tokyo has ordered a feasibility study into adopting the Aegis Ashore system, government sources told the Japan Times, as an alternative to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which South Korea chose to host despite criticism from China.

The newspaper says Japan would need six THAAD units to defend its entire territory, at a cost of $6.6 billion. Aegis Ashore costs around $700 million apiece, and only two of them would be required to protect the same territory, the report said.

Reuters cited the estimated cost of Aegis Ashore at $618 million to $706 million, and says the Japanese government favors it over THAAD. Neither report named its sources, saying they were not authorized to discuss the potential deal.

In March, Pyongyang conducted four ballistic missile tests, with three of the projectiles landing in the waters of Japan’s “exclusive economic zone.” Following the launch, Tokyo lodged a protest.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe claimed that the “latest launches of ballistic missiles clearly demonstrate evidence of a new threat from North Korea.” Abe also stressed that the test violated UN Security Council resolutions on Pyongyang, which prohibited the tests. US officials at the time could not, however, confirm that ballistic missiles were indeed tested.

The Japanese Navy has Aegis systems installed on its missile destroyers, but placing the launchers on dry land is expected to lower the need for naval patrols and thus the operational cost of the national antimissile system, which also includes ground-based Patriot missiles.

The US is already deploying Aegis Ashore sites in Eastern Europe, a move that Russia considers a significant threat to its national security. The launch systems used by Aegis are the same that are used to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles.

Russian military strategists believe that the site already operational in Romania could be easily and secretly converted into a Tomahawk battery with Russian territory within its range.

The US rejects Russia’s concerns, saying they are unfounded. Moscow sees the deployment as a potential violation of the Cold War-era INF treaty, under which the US and Russia agreed not to have land-based intermediate-range missiles in their arsenals.

Aegis Ashore batteries in Japan, if used to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles, would have most of China’s developed coast area as well as Russia’s Sakhalin and Primorsky Kray regions within range.

South Korea’s decision to host the THAAD system earlier provoked rebuke from Beijing, which sees it as a security threat.

China apparently retaliated for the decision with undeclared economic sanctions against South Korea, reportedly including the restriction of popular tourist group trips to South Korea, advising Chinese companies to not buy from South Korea, and threating market access to Lotte, the South Korean retail group that provided the land for the THAAD system.

South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-in said he may reconsider the anti-missile deal after winning the office in a snap election this week. The liberal politician takes over from disgraced conservative leader Park Geun-hye, who was impeached in March over corruption charges.
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FBI長官罷免問題

RT2017/5/12
US President Donald Trump has tweeted that recently fired FBI Director James Comey had better hope there are no tapes of their conversations “before he starts leaking to the press.”

※  The Washington Times‏認証済みアカウント @WashTimes 11時間11時間前
President Trump describes three times James Comey assured him he was not personally under FBI investigation. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/11/trump-id-fire-comey-regardless-doj-recommendation/

RT2017/5/13
WikiLeaks has poked fun at US President Donald Trump on Twitter, appealing for taped conversations between former FBI Director James Comey and the commander-in-chief.

“James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press,” Trump tweeted on Friday, to which WikiLeaks fired a swift call-to-arms response.

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!

WikiLeaks @wikileaks
@realDonaldTrump If there are--you know where to send them: https://wikileaks.org/#submit
12:54 AM - 13 May 2017

もしテープがあるなら、どこに送ったらいいか知っているよね。

もちろん WikiLeaks だよ。
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タイは進んでいるね

タイの国王がジーパンにクロップトップで繁華街を若い女性と物を食べながら歩いている姿がネットに流れ、タイ当局が大慌てらしい。
RT2017/5/12
Thailand to press charges against Facebook if ‘illicit’ video of king not taken down



サウジのプリンスがタイに遊びに行っているとの情報が流れたこともあった。

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2017年05月12日

米国はサダムフセインを倒すためにイラクに行った 民主主義をもたらすためではない

RT2017/5/12
‘We went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam, not bring democracy’ – ex-State Secretary Condoleezza Rice

The primary US objective during the 2003 invasion of Iraq was not bringing democracy to the Middle Eastern country, but to oust Saddam Hussein, touted as “a threat to the region,” says a secretary of state under President George W. Bush.

“We didn't go to Iraq to bring democracy to Iraq,” Condoleezza Rice told a meeting at the Brookings Institution on Thursday, stressing that the aim was simply to eliminate a security challenge.

“We went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein, who we thought was reconstituting weapons of mass destruction, and who we knew had been a threat in the region. It was a security problem.”

Bringing democracy to Afghanistan by removing the radical Taliban wasn’t a US goal either.

“We overthrew them [Taliban] because they were harboring Al-Qaeda in a safe haven after 9/11,” Rice said.

“Once we had done that, it was a separate decision as to whether or not to try to advocate for a post-Saddam or a post-Taliban Iraq or Afghanistan that would be democratic, or that it would be given a chance for democracy. And we actually debated whether that ought to be the case. But we felt, particularly in the Middle East, we had done enough of support authoritarians because they are stable, and then watch them ultimately not be stable…”

Rice, who served as national security adviser to President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005, denied that the United States was ready to use its military power to impose democracy on Iraq in 2003 or on Afghanistan in 2001.

“I would never have said to President Bush: ‘Use military force to bring democracy to Iraq and Afghanistan,’” she added.

It’s not the first time Rice has owned up that Washington’s top priority in Iraq was to eliminate a Saddam, labeled as “cancer in the Middle East.”

“We didn’t go to Iraq to bring democracy to the Iraqis,” Rice told ABC News in 2011, saying Saddam Hussein was a threat that “needed to be dealt with.”

In 2003, Bush authorized a US-led invasion of Iraq, claiming that Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and was working with terrorists who had attacked the US in September 2001.

Neither of those claims turned out to be true. In his recently-published book, ‘Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein’, former CIA officer John Nixon, who interrogated Hussein in 2003, argued that Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) could not have arisen under his rule. “It is improbable that a group like ISIS would have been able to enjoy the kind of success under his [Hussein’s] repressive regime that they have had under the Shia-led Baghdad government,” Nixon said.

He noted that “Saddam felt that Islamist extremist groups in Iraq posed the biggest threat to his rule” and did his best to eradicate any such threats.

“In hindsight, the thought of having an ageing and disengaged Saddam in power seems almost comforting in comparison with the wasted effort of our brave men and women in uniform and the rise of Islamic State, not to mention the £2.5 trillion [US$3.2 trillion] spent to build a new Iraq,”Nixon wrote.

The recently-published Chilcot report, by eminent Britons on their country’s involvement in the 2003 Iraq War, supported Nixon’s assumption on IS. The documents show that by 2006 – three years into the occupation – UK intelligence chiefs were increasingly concerned about the rise of Sunni jihadist resistance.

Those radicals and parts of the disbanded Iraqi military later joined radical jihadist groups, including IS, the report said.

By 2013, Al-Qaeda in Iraq – established only after the US invasion and the insurgency against the occupiers – had been transformed into Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and exploited the discontent of Iraq’s Sunni Muslims under the Shia-dominated Al-Maliki government to seize much of the north and east of the country.

In June 2014, IS was able to take the city of Mosul after some 30,000 Iraqi troops trained and equipped by the US simply fled the battlefield, leaving much of their weapons and gear behind. Iraqi operation aided by the US-led coalition is now engaged in an operation to liberate the city.

Some 5,000 US troops have returned to Iraq since, to “advise and assist” the reconstituted Iraqi military in its struggle against IS.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:21| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

2017年05月11日

英国 サウジ 2017/5/11

RT2017/5/11
Saudi Arabia is just ‘defending itself’ when it bombs Yemen claims UK Defense Secretary
UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon has claimed Saudi Arabia is just defending itself by bombing famine-threatened Yemen, arguing the Gulf state is entitled to ask its allies for help.

Fallon had been asked if the Conservatives would consider suspending arms sales to the Saudis, given the serious concerns raised by international observers about the war in Yemen.

UK military personnel have been providing Saudi forces with airstrike and artillery training and Britain has sold billions of pounds’ worth of arms to the Gulf theocracy.

With Yemen’s main port blockaded there are fears the impoverished state could slide into famine unless the war is halted.

“Saudi Arabia is being attacked by Houthi rebels across its southern border with Yemen. It’s had its towns and villages shelled by the Houthis,” Fallon told the BBC.

“Saudi Arabia is fully entitled to defend itself and it’s fully entitled to call on its friends in so doing.”

Fallon said the UK gains from a close relationship with Riyadh, calling it “an enormously important trading partner, a commercial partner, but also a defense partner.”

RT2017/5/11
‘Trump’s only ideology is ‘me’, deeply authoritarian & very dangerous’ – Noam Chomsky
World-famous linguist, philosopher and political thinker Noam Chomsky has described US President Donald Trump’s ideology simply as ‘me’, adding that while it’s not fascist, it’s still “deeply authoritarian and very dangerous.”

However, there is no other option in the eyes of the people, Chomsky added in his interview to BBC.

“What is the alternative to Trump? The democrats gave up on the working class 40 years ago. It’s not their constituency, no one in the political system is. The Republicans claim to be, but they are basically their class enemy. However they can appeal to people on the basis of claims ‘We're gonna help you economically, even when we kick you in the face’?”

In his book, Chomsky branded the Republican Party as “the most dangerous organization on Earth,” and when asked to explain, he pointed out that it’s about something they refuse to admit exists.

“Trump will do damage to the world, and it's already happening. The most significant aspect of the Trump election is not just Trump, but the whole Republican Party as they are departing from the rest of the world on climate change, a crucial issue, an existential threat,” Chomsky said.
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中東の実像 7 イラク

ファルージャから軍の助けで街を脱出する市民です。子供だけで2千人も残されていると伝えられていました。







ファルージャの西隣の町からも住民が避難しています。ユーフラテス川を南に渡っているところです。向こう岸には大勢の人が順番を待っています。ゴムボートに人を乗せて若い男性が船につかまって運んでいます。popular forces は汚職等にまみれていないからでしょう戦闘に強く、サウジがpopular forces を戦闘から外せと要求したりしました。


この町は、ISISから解放されたようです。
2016/6/6、TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraqi special forces along with popular forces liberated the territory controlled by ISIL terrorists in Saqlawiyah, gaining ground on the push to retake Fallujah.

こちらはモースルの戦い。モースルのあるイラク北部は丘陵が連なり、標高差があります。地図で見ると、砂漠が広がっているように見えますが、小麦が栽培できるはずです。集落が点在しています。


文字通りの砂漠もあるのでしょうが、多くは土漠のようで車の車輪がめり込みません。それゆえ、道路を外れても四輪駆動なら走行可能でしょう。バグデーディは、シリアとイラクの行き来にISISの管理する道路を使ったと言われています。



イラクのセキュリティ・フォースがISISの ”sleeper cell”睡眠細胞、隠れテロリストを摘発しています。

FARSNEWS2016/10/23

次の2枚は、そういう隠れテロリストを逮捕したところです。睡眠細胞ですから戦闘服は着ていないのでしょうが、この装備では訓練を受けた兵士に到底かなうはずがありません。

隠れ場所で捕まったのか、あいは応戦した後に捕獲されたのか分かりませんが、死亡したと見られるテロリストの画像もあります。

米国や、サウジ、トルコなどはこういう体力的にも装備面でも訓練経験面でも見劣りするテロリストに正規軍と戦わせているのです。

多勢に無勢、体力も尽きたでしょう。


このテロリストはサンダル履きです。


このような捕虜の画像を見るたびに、生きていればこそ、またやり直せると声をかけたくなります。

米国などは、中東の青年たちを消耗品の弾薬と同じように扱っているといつも怒りに震えます。

モースルから避難する人々




民衆軍の兵士が村に入ってきて人々から歓迎を受けているところです。日々、ISISに捕らえられ虐殺される恐れにおびえていた人々にとっての喜びがいかほどか良くわかります。








これはトラックの荷台から人が下りてくるところです。ずーっと何の門だろうと疑問に思っていました。


家族がモースルから避難する前に別れを惜しんでいます。中年の男は兵士かも知れません。母親らしき人と。


そして妻らしき人と。子供もみな泣いています。


モースルの大通りでしょう。橋が落とされていて車の通行ができません。


トラックの荷台に乗った男たちが何かを見つめています。


この平原は麦が育っています。






435,000人もの人が避難を強いられました。

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2017年05月09日

ミシシッピ州立大学メディカルセンターの構内から1855年設立の精神病院患者7千人の遺体を発見

RT2017/5/8
7,000 bodies from ‘lunatic asylum’ discovered under university campus
Experts believe that up to 7,000 bodies from Mississippi’s first ‘Lunatic Asylum,’ built in 1855, are buried under what is now the University of Mississippi Medical Center campus.

The bodies are former patients and stretch across 20 acres (81,000 sq meters) of land under the university campus which is earmarked for future construction. Experts used ground penetrating radar to make the extraordinary find.

The graves were first discovered in 2013 when construction crews, working on a new road project, unearthed 66 unmarked graves on the campus, leading researchers to further survey the site.
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2017年05月08日

バグダーデイがクルドにラッカを攻められ救援を求める

FARSNEWS2017/5/8
Al-Baghdadi Asks for Help in Raqqa
TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has called for his supporters' help against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)'s attacks in Raqqa.

Local sources in Raqqa said that al-Baghdadi has also ordered his comrades to adopt more strict security measures and prevent tens of civilians from fleeing the city.

They added that the ISIL has seized 20 boats that were used to transfer the civilians on the Northern and Southern coasts of Euphrates river.

Also, the ISIL has stopped operations to transfer tens of civilian families from Raqqa to the SDF-controlled areas.

The sources said that the ISIL forces are now on alert in Raqqa.

Other reports from Deir Ezzur and Raqqa also said that the ISIL has in recent days recited al-Baghdadi's demand for help at the two cities' mosques, calling on Muslims in the ISIL-controlled areas to mobilize against the SDF attacks in Raqqa.

Latest reports from Raqqa said that the SDF continued their advances against ISIL and pushed them back from Watani hospital in the Western part of al-Tabaqa city in Northeastern Syria.

Firat news agency reported on Monday that the Kurdish fighters engaged in tough battle with ISIL and managed to capture Watani hospital in al-Tabaqa city, killing four terrorists, including one of their leaders, Abu Mohammad Al-Qahtani.

In the meantime, the Kurdish Hawar news reported that the SDF stormed ISIL's positons in different parts of al-Tabaqa city, killing up to 19 militants.

The agency specified that four snipers were among the ISIL militants killed in the clashes in al-Tabaqa neighborhoods of Hey Ewwel and Hey Salis.

The news agency noted that two SDF fighters were injured during the clashes.

Well-informed sources reported on Saturday that a sum of 76 ISIL terrorists were killed in clashes with the SDF in a village in Western Raqqa.

The sources said that the SDF continued their operation codenamed the Euphrates Rage to hit ISIL's positions in Raqqa province and managed to capture the village of Sahel al-Khashab after four-day-long clashes with ISIL East of Sweida al-Kabireh settlement.

The ISIL lost 76 members in the SDF attack, they added.

In the meantime, heavy fighting is underway between the SDF and the ISIL in the trinary neighborhoods of 1, 2 and 3 in al-Tabaqa city.

・・・・・

よく分からないところがありますが、SDFの進撃が続いており、バグダーデイが危機感を強めていることだけは確かです。米国は、バグダーデイを生かしたままにしています。バグダーデイがラッカにいるのかどうかも不明ですし、バグダーデイの指示がどこまで通るのか疑問もあります。
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イランが国際社会にサウジのテロ支援に反対する行動を取るよう呼びかけ

イランとサウジの対立が激化しています。核利用をめぐる制裁が解けてイランが石油国際市場に復帰、制裁前のシェアをほぼ取り戻した模様です。各国との投資や貿易の話も進んでいるようで、中東におけるイランの存在が力強いものになっています。
イランは中東イスラム諸国の結束を呼びかけており、これに強く警戒を示しているのがイスラエルであり、その同調者である米国、サウジです。

次の二つの画像は、ネット上に出回っているものです。FARSNEWSとは何の関係もありません。



サウジは、イエメンを攻撃しており、多くの子供を含む民間人に死者が出ているほか、国民の多くが飢餓に瀕しています。



・・・・・

FARSNEWS Fri May 05, 2017 3:56
Iran Calls for Int'l Community to Take Action Against Saudi Arabia's Pro-Terror Support

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Gholamali Khoshrou urged the international bodies and world countries to take immediate action against Saudi Arabia's support for terrorist and extremist groups.

"It is imperative for the international community to take necessary action to compel Saudi Arabia to stop its reckless sponsorship of terrorism and extremism in the region and across the globe," Khoshrou wrote in a Thursday letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the Security Council.

Khoshrou's remarks came in reaction to Tuesday's claims by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman who ruled out ties with Iran after Tehran announced the possibility of de-escalation of tensions if Riyadh halted its war against Yemen.

"We have no desire, nor any interest, in an escalation of tension in our neighborhood," Khoshrou's letter read.

"We continue to stand ready for dialogue and accommodation to promote regional stability, combat destabilizing extremist violence and reject sectarian hatred," the letter added.

"We hope Saudi Arabia will be persuaded to heed the call of reason," it added.

Earlier on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Islamic Republic was ready to normalize ties with Riyadh if the Kingdom halted its bombardment of Yemen and stopped supporting extremist groups.

Salman also said that any struggle for influence between Iran and Saudi Arabia has to take place "inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia,” without elaborating on the remark.

He stressed that talks with Iran were impossible as Tehran’s goal was to “control the Muslim world.”

Saudi Arabia has been incessantly pounding Yemen since March 2015 in an attempt to bring back to power the resigned president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, who is a staunch ally of Riyadh, and to undermine the Houthi Ansarullah movement. The Riyadh regime has, however, failed to reach its goals despite suffering great expense.

The military aggression has claimed the lives of more than 13,100 people, most of them civilians.

RT2017/5/8
Saudi Arabia will be razed except for Mecca & Medina if it attacks Iran – defense minister

Responding to Saudi Arabia’s latest threats to take their conflict inside Iran, Tehran said it will leave nothing standing in the kingdom except for Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina if the Saudis do anything “ignorant,” Al-Manar reports.

“We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina,” Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told Arabic-speaking Al-Manar channel, as cited by Reuters.

“They think they can do something because they have an air force,” he added in an apparent reference to Riyadh’s bombing of Yemen, where Iran-affiliated Houthi forces are being routinely targeted by the Saudi Air Force.

Dehghan’s comment followed unusually blunt remarks by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said on Tuesday that any struggle for influence between Riyadh and Tehran would take place “inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia.”

In a rare interview broadcast on multiple Saudi TV channels, the 31-year-old prince, who was named in 2015 by his father, King Salman, as successor to the throne, outlined his vision of modern-day Iran.

Making use of sectarian terms, Prince Salman said Iran is eager “to control the Islamic world” and to spread its Shiite doctrine, according to AP.

When asked if there is a mere possibility to mend ties with Iran, the prince said: “How can I come to an understanding with someone, or a regime, that has an anchoring belief built on extremist ideology?”

The prince, who is also in charge of the Sunni kingdom’s economy, argued that the predominantly-Shiite Iran aims to reach Mecca – the holiest site for all Muslims.

“We will not wait until the fight is inside Saudi Arabia and we will work so that the battle is on their side, inside Iran, not in Saudi Arabia,” he threatened without elaborating.

Ties between regional powers Saudi Arabia and Iran have been strained since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but tensions began to mount rapidly over the past few years.

Perhaps the most significant flare-up happened in January last year, when Riyadh executed Nimr al-Nimr, a prominent Shiite preacher. Massive demonstrations erupted in Tehran, with some protesters ransacking the Saudi embassy and setting it ablaze.

The next day, Saudi Arabia cut diplomatic ties with Iran, though Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said there was no justification for the assault.

The incident took place amid the infamous Saudi intervention in Yemen aimed at restoring the power of ousted President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi.

Riyadh accuses Tehran of waging a proxy war there by arming and supplying Houthi rebels, though Iran denies the allegations. According to UN estimates, the Saudi-led invasion of Yemen killed over 13,000 civilians during the two years of the conflict.
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2017年05月06日

アフガニスタン シリア イラク 2017/5/6

FARSNEWS2017/5/6
Afghan MP: ISIL Members Trapped in Nangarhar Battlefield Rescued by US

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Afghan legislator disclosed that the US forces have attacked the Taliban in Nangarhar province and rescued the ISIL terrorists after the latter were trapped in the battlefield.

"A large number of ISIL members were surrounded by the Taliban in Masjed Sefid region of the town of Chaprhar but the US military men hurried to help them with warplanes and rescued them," Zaher Qadir said on Saturday.

He said that after clashes erupted between the Taliban and the ISIL, the US planes, carrying special forces, flew over the region and pounded the Taliban and rescued the besieged ISIL members.

Stressing that the Taliban and the ISIL are both enemies of the Afghan people, Qadir said that the US is openly inclined towards reinvigorating the ISIL.

Afghan officials have identified Nangarhar, located along the Pakistan border, as ISIL’s primary stronghold in the region.

ISIL is primarily active in the Achin, Kot, Nazyan, and Chaprhar districts of Nangarhar.

In 2015, the United Nations reported that Chaprhar and Achin are among “the main opium poppy cultivated districts in Nangarhar province”.

Opium cultivation and production throughout Nangarhar increased the following year, placing the province among the top five most opium producing regions in Afghanistan, the world’s top supplier of opium and its deadly heroin derivative.

Regional officials maintain that drug production in Afghanistan has undergone a 40-fold increase since the US-led invasion of the country in 2001.

While Afghanistan produced only 185 tons of opium per year under the Taliban, according to the UN statistics, since the US-led invasion, drug production has surged to 3,400 tons annually. In 2007, the opium trade reached an estimated all-time production high of 8,200 tons.

Afghan and western officials blame Washington and NATO for the change, saying that allies have "overlooked" the drug problem since invading the country more than 16 years ago.

FARSNEWS2017/5/6
Russian FM: Decisions on Syria De-Escalation Zones Related to US Initiatives

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Saturday that Decisions on the de-escalation zones in Syria adopted at the talks in Astana are related to Washington’s initiatives on putting an end to violence in Syria put forward at the beginning of this year.

"The United States proposed at the beginning of this year, with a view to creating conditions to ensure safety of civilian population, to stop violence in those regions where fierce fighting was underway between government and armed opposition forces," Russia’s top diplomat told the MIR TV network.

"It is not by chance that the United States welcomed the results of the meeting in Astana, specifically, an agreement on setting up de-escalation zones," he added.

The memorandum on setting de-escalation zones was signed in Astana on Thursday by Russia’s chief negotiator, Russian Presidential Envoy on the Syrian Settlement Alexander Lavrentiev, Deputy Undersecretary for the Middle East and Africa at the Turkish Foreign Ministry Sedat Onal and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs, Hossein Jaberi Ansari.

The de-escalation zones will be set up in four regions of Syria, namely, in the Idlib province and some parts of the neighboring provinces (Aleppo, Lattakia and Hama), the area North of Homs, the suburb of Damascus East Ghouta and some provinces in Syria’s Southern parts - Dara'a and Quneitra. Safe zones will be established at the borders of the areas where checkpoints for the passage of civilians and humanitarian aid and ceasefire monitoring points will be installed.

A ban on military operations, including aviation flights, will be imposed in the de-escalation zones as of May 6. Russia, Iran and Turkey have agreed to take all necessary steps to fight against terrorism both in these areas and beyond.

The countries acting as ceasefire guarantors will set up a joint working group on de-escalation ten days after signing the memorandum. It will deal with defining the boundaries of the de-escalation zones and safe zones, among other issues. The maps of the designated areas will be drafted by May 27.

The memorandum is to be in force for six months with the possibility of automatic extension for the same period. According to Lavrentiev, the document could become indefinite.

FARSNEWS2017/5/5
Iraq PM: No US Combat Troops to Stay in Iraq after ISIL

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iraq's Prime Minister said no US combat troops will stay in Iraq after the fight against ISIL is concluded.

Haider al-Abadi remarks came in a statement Friday morning following a report by The Associated Press that talks are ongoing between Iraq and the US on maintaining American forces in Iraq, the Daily Star reported.

Al-Abadi says the American troops will be advisers who will help Iraq's security forces maintain "full readiness" for any "future security challenges."

Iraqi forces are struggling to retake the last remaining Mosul neighborhoods ISIL holds in the city's Western half, but even after a territorial victory, Iraqi and US-led coalition officials have warned of the potential for ISIL to carry our insurgent attacks in government held territory.

FARSNEWS20175/7
Official: 348 Militants Killed in Afghan Forces Operations in Past One Week

TEHRAN (FNA)- At least three hundred and forty eight insurgents including dozens of ISIL militants were killed during the operations of the Afghan security forces in the past one week, the country's ministry of defense said.

Gen. Dawlat Waziri, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, told reporters in Kabul that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) conducted 20 planned operations and 21 Special Operations during the time period, Khaama Press reported.

He said the militants also sustained casualties during the airstrikes and night operations.

According to Gen. Waziri, at least 348 militants including two commanders of the Taliban group and 103 ISIL militants were killed and at least 188 others were wounded.

Gen. Waziri further added that 82 insurgents were also arrested during the operations.

The anti-government armed militant groups including the Taliban insurgents and ISIL loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Afghan forces are currently conducting counter-terrorism operations under the name of Khalid operations to root out terrorist groups from across the country.

The operations against the ISIL affiliates are being conducted under the name of Hamza operations, mainly targeting the insurgents in the restive districts of Nangarhar province.
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シリア脱エスカレーションゾーン 2017/5/5 GMT21時に発効

RT2017/5/5
Deal on safe zones in Syria to come into effect 21:00 GMT on May 5 – Russian MoD

Speaking to journalists on Friday, Deputy Defense Minister Aleksandr Fomin said the deal brings hope for a more comprehensive cessation of hostilities in Syria.

“It was supported by all principal players, including the UN, the US administration, Saudi Arabia and other nations, so there is a certain degree of guarantee that the memorandum will be implemented,” he said.

“It is coming into force tomorrow, or rather at midnight Moscow time, on May 6.”

The memorandum designates four areas in Syria as safe zones, where armed groups opposing the Syrian government and not supporting a jihadist agenda would be protected from attacks. They are expected not to allow terrorist groups use them as safe havens.

The zones are set in provinces of Idlib, Latakia and Homs, as well as parts of Aleppo.

Fomin said the implementation of the deal may allow the war in Syria to finally stop. He added that the memorandum has provisions for including more territories into the safe zones.

The official said Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has contacted his counterparts in several nations to ensure that the safe zones deal works.

“The Russian minister has held working sessions with defense ministers of Iran, Turkey, Syria and Israel,” he said, adding that respective intelligence services and foreign ministries have been contributing to the de-escalation effort as well.

He added that contacts with the leaders of armed opposition groups helped convince them to support the de-escalation.

“The position of the United States, which welcomed the steps towards reducing the level of violence in Syria, improving the humanitarian situation and creating the environment for resolving the conflict, has played a positive role,” Fomin noted.


RT2017/5/5
US-led coalition warplanes banned from Syria safe zones – Russian envoy
The four safe zones to be established in Syria will be closed for flights by US-led coalition warplanes, said the Russian envoy to the Astana peace talks, where the zones were agreed upon.

“As for [the coalition] actions in the de-escalation zones, starting from now those zones are closed for their flights,” Aleksandr Levrentyev told journalists in the Kazakh capital.

He added that the flight ban was not part of the memorandum establishing the safe zones, but assured the coalition would not fly over them.

“As guarantors we will be tracking all actions in that direction,” he remarked. “Absolutely no flights, especially by the international coalition, are allowed. With or without prior notification. The issue is closed.”

He added that the US-led coalition would continue airstrikes near Raqqa, the Syrian stronghold of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), near some towns near the Euphrates River and close to the city of Deir ez-Zor.

The Russian Foreign Ministry was less definitive on the alleged ban of US warplanes, stating that “these issues are being discussed at the military level.”

On Thursday, a memorandum was signed in Astana establishing four “safe zones” in Syria, where so-called “moderate opposition” fighters are expected to stay safe from airstrikes and keep jihadist groups out. The zones are set in provinces of Idlib, Latakia and Homs, as well as parts of Aleppo.

Russia, Iran and Turkey serve as guarantors of the arrangement, which carries hopes of deescalating violence in the war-torn country.

The move was cheered by the United Nations and welcomed with reservations by Washington.

RT2017/5/6
Safe zones in Syria come into force: Here’s what we know about them

The Russian-proposed safe zones in Syria – where no fighting between the government and opposition is allowed – came into force at 21:00 GMT May 5. RT sums up what’s already known about the initiative aimed at resolving the conflict in the country.

The safe or de-escalation zones in Syria are described as a temporary measure which will be enforced for the next six months with the possibility of extending it for another six.

The safe zones were agreed by the guarantor-states – Russia, Iran and Turkey – during negotiations in the Kazakh capital, Astana Thursday. All parties expressed hope that the initiative will lead the way for the settlement of the conflict.

The document, which was penned in English, was published by the Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday morning.

4 zones
The four safe zones are established in Syria’s Idlib Governorate and parts of neighboring Latakia, Aleppo and Hama provinces; in the northern part of Homs province; in the Damascus neighborhood of Eastern Ghouta, and in parts of southern Deraa and Quneitra provinces bordering Jordan.

Syrian government forces and the armed opposition will be prevented from fighting each other and carrying out airstrikes within the safe zones by means of security buffers, checkpoints and observation posts controlled by the guarantor states.

Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed to prepare maps that will separate the areas controlled by the so-called “moderate opposition” from the territories held by the jihadists and provide precise safe zone demarcation by June 4.

Airspace over safe zones
Russian Aerospace Forces have already, on May 1 paused their airstrikes in the areas demarcated as safe zones, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

The airspace over the safe zones may also be closed for the planes of the US-led coalition, with Russia’s Foreign Ministry saying the issue is being negotiated between the Russian and American militaries.

Fighting terrorists
Around 42,000 opposition fighters currently remain on the territory of the four security zones, with the majority of the militants located in Idlib (14,500) and near the Jordanian border (15,000), according to Russian estimates.

The establishment of safe zones doesn’t mean that the fight against Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups will stop in the country. On the contrary, the move will allow Syria to free additional forces to tackle the jihadists, Russia’s Defense Ministry said.

The Syrian government supported the implementation of the safe zones in the country and confirmed its commitment to fighting terrorism.

Opposition compliance under question
There’s no certainty over the opposition’s compliance with the initiative as the representatives of the militants walked out from the signing ceremony in Astana, claiming, they won’t accept Iran as a guarantor state.

International reaction
The United Nations has welcomed the establishment of the safe zones, with UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, expressing hope that it’ll improve the lives of the population and UN Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, hailing the initiative as a step in the right direction.

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that he understood from a phone call with his US counterpart Donald Trump, that the US administration supports the idea of safe zones in Syria. The State Department said it appreciated “the efforts of Turkey and the Russian Federation to pursue this agreement and have encouraged the Syrian opposition to participate actively in the discussions”. It, however, expressed concerns over Iran’s participation in the initiative.
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