国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2019年05月07日

シリア軍イドリブで軍事行動を開始

FARSNEWS2019/5/6
Syrian Army Makes Key Advances in Hama, Commences Military Operations in Idlib
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Army has taken full control of several strategic hills and regions in Northern Hama, as the government forces backed by Russian bombers started fresh military operations in Idlib province, media sources said.

The Al-Masdar News Website reported that the Syrian Army units backed by the Russian fighter jets attacked the military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at (the Levant Liberation Board or the Al-Nusra Front) and Jeish al-Izza terrorists in Abu al-Zohour axis in Southern Idlib and Northern Hama and engaged in heavy clashes with the militants.

Meantime, the Syrian Army units managed to take full control of the towns of al-Bani and al-Jonbara near the town of Kafar Naboudeh and the strategic hill of Tal Osman that is close to several towns.

A source near the front-lines stated that heavy clashes are taking place near the Kafr Naboudeh front; however, he also pointed out that intense firefights have broken out along the Qal’at Al-Madiq axis as well.

Meantime, the Syrian Army's artillery and missile units conducted heavy attacks on military positions and contact lines of the terrorists in al-Latamna, al-Zuka, al-Sahriyeh, al-Amiqeh, al-Havash and al-Qarqur in Northwestern Hama and the towns of al-Fatireh and Ahsam in Southern Idlib, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.

In a relevant development earlier on Monday, media sources said that Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at has transferred its strategic centers to the borders with Turkey as precise and continued airstrikes by the Russian and Syrian bombers have increased.

The Russian and Syrian bombers conducted over 100 air raids on important military positions of Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at terrorist group across Northern and Northwestern Hama over the past 24 hours, targeting their contact lines in West and Southwestern Idlib to Hama, the Arabic-language version of Russian Sputnik news agency quoted a military source in Northern Syria as saying.

The source reiterated that several military positions and arms depot of the terrorists in the towns of al-Latamna, Kafr-Zita, Qala al-Maziq, al-Hawiz, al-Hawija, al-Sormanieh and a central communications center of the militants stationed in Hama and Idlib were destroyed in the Russian and Syrian airstrikes.

Meantime, local sources in Idlib province pointed to Russian and Syrian precision airstrikes on Tahrir al-Sham's military positions in Northern Syria, and reiterated that Tahrir al-Sham terrorists have relocated their important positions from Idlib to Syria's Northern borders.

The Syrian Army's artillery units also hit the military positions of the terrorists in al-Latamna and al-Zuka towns, destroying several hideouts and military positions used for attacks by them.

The Syrian Army's artillery shelling came in response to Tahrir al-Sham al-Hay'at attacks on residential areas of al-Saqilbiyeh and the town of Jab Ramaleh in Northern Hama and death of several civilians.
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2019年05月06日

中国、米ロとの核軍縮「不参加」

FARSNEWS2019/5/6
China Refuses to Join Talks on New Nuke Deal with Russia, US Proposed by Trump
TEHRAN (FNA)- Beijing will not become part of any talks on a new trilateral nuclear arrangement with Russia and the United States, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

"China opposes any incidents of anybody speaking on China's behalf and will not participate in any talks on a trilateral agreement on nuclear disarmament", Spokesman Geng Shuang stated, Sputnik reported.

US President Donald Trump told reporters on Friday that he would soon launch bilateral talks with Russia on a new nuclear arms control deal that could see both sides reduce their arsenals, adding that the negotiations could eventually be expanded to include China.

In April, the US president indicated his intention to negotiate a major nuclear arms control deal with Russia and China, saying such a treaty should include "all the weapons, all the warheads, all the missiles" in the countries' respective arsenals.

The Kremlin welcomed Washington's move and asked to provide details about the proposal.

The tensions between Russia and the United States were exacerbated by Trump's February announcement that the US would be unilaterally withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, citing alleged violations by Russia. Moscow has repeatedly denied the allegations, pointing out that the US was the party actually violating the treaty.

The INF Treaty was signed in 1987 by then-leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and then-US President Ronald Reagan. The leaders agreed to destroy all cruise or ground-launched ballistic missiles with ranges between 500 and 5,500 kilometres (310 and 3,400 miles).

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov previously stated that the INF's collapse could cast a shadow over the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty's (New START) extension.

時事通信社2019年5月6日(月)20時17分
中国、米ロとの核軍縮「不参加」
 【北京時事】中国外務省の耿爽・副報道局長は6日の記者会見で、トランプ米大統領が提起しているロシアに中国を加えた核軍縮交渉をめぐり、「中国はいかなる3カ国間の核軍縮協議にも参加しない」と明言した。

RT2019/5/4
Three-way deal: Trump says China wants to join nuclear pact with US, Russia
China is interested in joining a nuclear “pact” with US and Russia to reduce the number of nuclear warheads, US President Donald Trump said.

“We’re talking about a nuclear agreement, where we make less and they make less, and maybe even get rid of the tremendous firepower we have right now,” Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, discussing his phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

RT2019/5/4
Trump & Putin talked on phone about possibility of a new nuclear agreement with US, Russia & China
US President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the possibility of a “new nuclear agreement” in a call which lasted a "little over an hour,” the White House said.

The Kremlin has confirmed the call took place.

Regarding the possibility of a nuclear agreement, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters it could either be a new multilateral nuclear accord between the US, Russia and China − or the extension of the current US-Russia strategic nuclear accord.

The US announced in February that it would end its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which had been a cornerstone of European security since 1987. The White House cited Russian violations of the treaty as the reason, although Russia denied the violations and accused Washington of using "fabricated" evidence to justify its withdrawal from the agreement.
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Blackwater Starts Training of ISIL Terrorists at US Base in Western Iraq

FARSNEWS2019/5/5
Blackwater Starts Training of ISIL Terrorists at US Base in Western Iraq
TEHRAN (FNA)- The notorious US mercenary firm Blackwater has returned to Iraq to train thousands of ISIL terrorists in the Washington-occupied Ein al-Assad base in al-Anbar province, a Lebanese newspaper reported.

The Arabic-language al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Saturday that Blackwater, along with other security firms, has returned to Iraq since the start of 2018 after Washington's heavy pressures on Baghdad to issue a relevant license.

According to the report, a source close to the US charge de affairs in Iraq Judy Hood said that Blackwater has transferred the US military equipment from Jordan to Western al-Anbar province in full coordination with Ein al-Assad base, adding that the company is now training the ISIL terrorists in the base.

Meantime, al-Akhbar quoted field sources as saying that trucks carrying ISIL militants, escorted by the US vehicles, were transferred from the town of Baqouz in Deir Ezzur to Ein al-Assad amid clashes in Baqouz region.

Iraq's security experts had earlier accused the US of training hundreds of ISIL terrorists in Al-Anbar province after relocating them from Syria to Iraq to prepare them for a new round of insecurity in the country.

"Between 700 to 1,000 ISIL militants are being trained by the US troops in al-Anbar province," the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh news website quoted Head of Badr Organization's Office in Al-Anbar Province Qusai al-Anbari as saying in March.

He pointed to the special conditions considered for the ISIL militants, and said that the US troops have specified redlines for third parties to avoid approaching the region.

This is while the Arabic-language Arabi Post recently disclosed that the US troops had been intensively training the ISIL terrorists in two military bases of Ein al-Assad and al-Habanieh in al-Anbar province under name of desert ghosts.

The sources said the US Army troops had equipped the ISIL terrorists with 200 military and non-military vehicles.
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2019年05月05日

英国防衛大臣が情報漏洩で首になる

※ mko @trappedsoldier氏の2019/5/2のツイート
英防衛大臣ギャビン・ウィリアムソンがクビになり、国家安全保障会議のファーウェイに関する議論をリークした疑いで逮捕されるかもしれない! おバカなギャビンが、なんかやらかすと思った。声明も小学生が書いたような文章

Sputnik 09:50 02.05.2019
Ex-Defence Secretary Faces Jail as UK MPs Demand Probe Into Huawei Leak - Report
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May's office said that she'd decided to sack Gavin Williamson due to compelling evidence that the dismissed defence secretary was behind the Huawei leak; Williamson vehemently denies the accusations.

A group of British MPs have sent a letter to London Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, demanding a criminal probe into the sacked defence secretary Gavin Williamson’s behaviour in connection with his alleged involvement in the Huawei leak, according to The Daily Mail.

The newspaper cited Lib Dem MPs Jo Swinson, Sir Vince Cable and Sir Ed Davey as saying in the letter that the investigation is needed “to ascertain whether the actions of Mr. Williamson constitute a breach of the Official Secrets Act, given that the leak originated from the National Security Council and related to highly-sensitive information”. The offence stipulates a maximum two-year jail term.

Also demanding police action was Labour’s deputy leader Tom Watson, who tweeted that “if he [Williamson] has leaked from the National Security Council, he should be prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act” and that he “should forgo his ministerial severance pay”.

Scotland Yard responded by saying in a statement that they are aware of the Huawei leak-related media reports and that it is “a matter for the National Security Council and the Cabinet Office to look at”.

“At this time, we’re not carrying out an investigation”, the statement pointed out.

This comes a day after Theresa May sacked Williamson, in a move that was prompted by his “conduct surrounding an investigation into the circumstances of the unauthorised disclosure of information from a meeting of the National Security Council”, according to a statement by 10 Downing Street.

Williamson reacted to the statement by saying that he flatly denies that he was complicit in the Huawei leak.

“I am sorry that you feel that recent leaks from the National Security Council originated in my Department. I emphatically believe this was not the case. I strenuously deny that I was in any way involved in this leak and I am confident that a thorough and formal inquiry would have vindicated my position”, Williamson wrote in a letter to May.

In her letter on sacking Williamson, May, for her part, underscored that she considers “the matter closed”, in an apparent indication that she would like to avoid a police investigation.

The development comes after UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt warned earlier this week that British businesses should exercise a certain degree of caution when cooperating with Chinese companies, such as Huawei, as they allegedly could pose a threat to national security.

This followed earlier reports that May endorsed Huawei's partial participation in the building of Britain's future 5G mobile phone network.

Huawei has been accused by several countries of being sponsored by Beijing and spying on its behalf through its devices; the Chinese tech giant vociferously denies the allegations.

※ OCくらのすけ @rsd77734氏の2019/5/5のツイート
米ブルームバーグがファーウェイ製品にバックドアを発見と報道! 中国通エコノミスト・田代秀敏氏がこの記事を検証! 結論は「華為 Huawei に追い詰められたアメリカの最後の足掻きでしょう」! https://iwj.co.jp/wj/open/archives/448116 … @iwakamiyasumiさんから
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2019年05月04日

US Soldier Likely Killed by Turkish Army in Late April Operation

FARSNEWS2019/5/4
US Soldier Likely Killed by Turkish Army in Late April Operation
TEHRAN (FNA)- A US Army terrorist might have been killed in an attack by the Turkish troops in Northern Aleppo in late April amid continued clashes between the Turkish Army and the Kurdish fighters there, the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported.

The Kurdish-language Hawar News website reported that the Turkish Army and its allied militants launched artillery and missile attacks on the Kurdish military positions in the village of Samouqeh, al-Shahba Dam in Northern Aleppo which resulted in fierce clashes between the two sides.

Meantime, the SOHR also pointed to the Turkish army's continued attacks on Kurdish military positions in Northern Aleppo, and said there is a good chance that the Turkish Army has killed the US soldier near Aleppo on April 28.

The report went on to say that despite the US claims on the death of its soldiers in a shootout incident in Zourmaghar region in the surrounding areas of the city of Ain al-Arab (Kobani) in Northern Aleppo, the accusations are targeted at Turkey because the Turkish Army had attacked a military vehicle in the region on the same day when the US soldier lost his life.

In a relevant development in late April, reports from Afrin and A'azaz regions in Northern Aleppo said that heavy clashes had erupted between the Kurdish fighters and the Turkish army and its affiliated militants, adding that the Turkish army has pounded the Kurdish positions in Northern Aleppo with artillery fire.

The Kurdish fighters had penetrated into the military positions of the Ankara-backed militants after fierce clashes between the two sides in al-Bab region in Northeastern Aleppo, sources said.

The Kurdish fighters attacked the militants who are allies to the Turkish Army from al-Daghbash axis near the village of Abaleh West of al-Bab city in Northeastern Aleppo, sources affiliated to the Turkey-backed militants said.

The sources pointed to the penetration of Kurdish fighters into one of their military points in Abaleh village, and said that at least five Turkish Army soldiers were killed and several others were wounded in the Kurdish attack.

The SOHR, meantime, pointed to very fierce clashes between Kurdish fighters and Ankara-backed militants in Northeastern Aleppo, and said that both sides sustained casualties in the clashes.






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モンゴルが黒死病の恐れで厳戒態勢 日本は実質的に豚コレラ汚染地域

モンゴルを訪れていたロシア人カップルが、マーモットを捕まえて食したことにより黒死病に感染、死亡。残された4人の子供が孤児になった。その次の記事は豚コレラに関するもの。日本は実質汚染地域。日本の豚肉製品を非汚染地域に持ち込もうとして70万円の罰金を課された例もあるそうだ。

RT2019/5/4
Mongolia is gripped by fears of a pandemic after two Russian tourists died of a highly contagious disease, suspected by authorities to be the Bubonic Plague, also known as the Black Death.

Medical personnel donned hazmat suits and boarded a flight landing in Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar to intercept passengers who came from the affected region. Eleven passengers were put under “indefinite quarantine” at a nearby hospital.

“Preliminary test results show that bubonic plague likely caused the deaths of the two people,” said Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency. “The province’s office has declared an indefinite quarantine” in the Bayan-Ulgii province.


Authorities believe the tourists, a husband and wife visiting from Siberia, were infected after eating contaminated wild game, and estimate the couple came in contact with some 158 people before they died. They, too, have been placed into quarantine.

The male tourist, named in reports only as ‘Citizen T,’ succumbed to extreme illness on April 27, while his pregnant wife passed away three days later.

The likely source of the disease? Marmots.

Marmots are known to carry one of the deadliest forms of the plague bacterium, thought to spread to humans either by parasitic fleas or by consumption of the animal’s meat.

“Despite the fact that eating marmots is banned, Citizen T hunted marmot,” said Dr. N. Tsogbadrakh, director of the National Center for Zoonotic Dermatology and Medicine. “He ate the meat and gave it to his wife, and they died.”

The couple left four children orphaned.

Border closures left some nine Russian tourists trapped in the country, prompting them to seek help from the Russian consulate. A Russian border official said the closures were related to the May holiday, and that the crossings will reopen on May 5.

The Black Death wiped out one third of Europe’s population in the Middle Ages, but the disease can now be treated with antibiotics. Every year, seven Americans on average contract the plague, but due to medical advances mortality rates have shot down dramatically. Without medicine, however, the disease can kill in under 24 hours.

RT2019/5/4
China’s pig ‘Ebola’ outbreak 'will move markets, influence geopolitics' for years to come
A minor outbreak of African swine fever among some 400 pigs in Shenyang in northeastern China is now threatening the global food supply chain and may increase pork prices for years.

Despite a mass cull, a blockade to prevent any further transmission and a government declaration that the outbreak of the particularly nasty strain of swine fever had been “effectively controlled,” China, the country with half of the world’s pigs, failed to stop the spread of the disease in time. Domestically, this contagion is already massive: China has a $128 billion pork industry and is third-highest global consumer of pork.

In the truest sense of the word, the outbreak has already gone viral, spreading to Mongolia, Vietnam, Cambodia and farther afield. The strain of African swine fever kills virtually every pig it infects with a bloody death reminiscent of Ebola, although it is not known to infect humans.

“It’s the biggest thing to affect the animal-protein market this year, and will probably have a lasting effect for a number of years,”said Angus Gidley-Baird, a commodities analyst with Rabobank in Sydney. “It will move markets and possibly influence geopolitical situations.”

Official estimates in China count one million culled pigs so far but many expect 100 times that number will be eradicated in 2019. The US Department of Agriculture is predicting a decline of 134 million animals from Chinese hog populations, equivalent to almost one-and-a-half times the entire US inventory of 75 million pigs.

Effects have already been seen on the other side of the globe. The price of bacon in Spain already jumped 20 percent in March owing to increased Chinese demand, while wholesale pork prices in China are reportedly up 19 percent from 2018 levels, and rising.

“If I really like bacon, I’d be kind of stocking up,” says Steve Meyer, an industry economist with Kerns & Associates in Iowa, as cited by CNBC.

The US-China trade war already includes retaliatory tariffs amounting to an effective 60 percent import tax on American pork coming into China. 2019 is the Chinese zodiac’s year of the pig, but it may prove to be much more ominous than auspicious.

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Expert: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Reappearance Meant to Justify US Military Deployment in Iraq

FARSNEWS2019/5/36
Report: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Living in US-Controlled Areas for Long Time
TEHRAN (FNA)- Recent photos of ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi released on the Internet shows that he has been living in a safe area for several years as he has gained a lot of weight, the Arabic-language media reported.

The Arabic-language al-Ahd News Website in a report analyzed a recent video footage of al-Baghdadi, and said that his conditions and his clothing and the way he has dressed shows that he is not on the run.

It noted that after heavy and consecutive defeats of the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria, releasing the video showed that the second phase of a long-term battle by the ISIL under Washington's leadership has begun.

The al-Ahd further noted that a deeper look at the video footage, specially the movements of al-Baghdadi's hands and head and his way of hiding his looks and the way he avoids looking straight into the cemera, all suggest that the ISIL leader is in a confusing and weakened state.

It, meantime, said that the overweight and the color of his skin clearly show that Al-Baqdadi has not been under any US siege in al-Baqouz region of Syria, but has most likely been kept in a place away from sunlight.

Al-Ahd said that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's use of a machine-gun and a box on his side is surely meant to mimic the style of Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan's mountains for the people.

It further noted that given the fact that al-Baghdadi is wearing clothes belonging to Western regions of Iraq and Eastern parts of Syria as well as a rug made in Aleppo factory of Syria which was exported to Iraq until 2013, it can be implied that al-Baghdadi has not left the area stretching from Syria's al-Tanf to Mosul of Iraq which is an area protected by the US.

Al-Ahd also pointed to ISIL's access to high-quality video and audio techniques, and said that the video image has been released in line with the US efforts to pretend that the terrorist organization is still threatening Iraq and Syria and the presence of the US-led coalition forces is still needed in these countries.

In a relevant development on Thursday, a senior Iraqi military source in al-Anbar said that the US forces deployed in the Western parts of the province are aware of ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's whereabouts, moves and hideouts.

The source was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website as saying on Thursday that the Americans are in possession of all intelligence about al-Baghdadi but refrain from providing them to the Iraqi government in a move to exert pressure on Baghdad to keep the US forces in the country.

He added that ISIL commanders close to al-Baghdadi who had been arrested by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have disclosed all intelligence about al-Baghdadi to the Americans.

Meantime, Abbas al-Ardawi, a senior Iraqi security expert, said that al-Baghdadi's reappearance is in line with the US plot to create insecurity in Iraq and keep its forces in the country.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, another Iraqi expert also said reappearance of al-Baghdadi in front of the cameras after five years was aimed at justifying the US military deployment in Iraq.

Hamad al-Dulaimi told the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid news website that the Iraqi parties which favored the US continued deployment in Iraq were much likely to make use of al-Baghdadi's move to magnify potential threats by the ISIL.

He added that the US was the first to misuse al-Baghdadi's reemergence politically and as an emphasis on its recent warnings about the danger of ISIL and importance of its forces' presence in Iraq.

Al-Arabi al-Jadid also quoted Iraqi officials as saying that al-Baghdadi had come into sight again as Iraqi security forces were running operations to cleanse Jabal Hamrin mountains and some regions of al-Anbar desert from terrorists, adding that the ISIL cells were now in their weakest conditions since the freedom of Mosul and after they were stranded in desert areas.

Al-Baghdadi in a new video message released after five years threatened to take revenge of the killed and jailed members of the terrorist group.

The ISIL terrorist group released an 18-minute video message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he had threatened to continue his terrorist activities.

Al-Baghdadi was seen with three masked militants while the ISIL ringleader pointed to the ISIL's exit from Baqouz region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and reiterated that the Baqouz Battle had ended.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also said that he would take revenge of his killed and captive militants, adding that the ISIL had conducted 92 terrorists operations in eight countries to take revenge of its killed and captured members in al-Sham region.

The ISIL ringleader also claimed that the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka had been carried out in line with ISIL's revenge for Baquouz battle.

The newly-released video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the first since the last one released in Iraqi Mosul's Nour Mosque in 2014.

On Saturday, Russian media reports claimed that al-Baghdadi was in Syria's Badiyeh (desert) region, attempting to cross the border into Iraq.

The Arabic-language service of RT news channel quoted an Iraqi intelligence source as saying that al-Baghdadi was at present hiding in Abu Rajmin mountain near Syria's Palmyra region in Homs province.

He added that the ISIL leader wants to cross the border into Iraq in the next few weeks, noting that he has already made several unsuccessful attempts due to the tight security measures at the border.

The report said captured ISIL terrorists have leaked during interrogations that al-Baghdadi has been left with a small number of Saudi, Tunisian and Iraqi militants who are still loyal to him.

Security experts said al-Baghdadi is likely trying to join the ISIL terrorists who have been transferred by the US from Syria to Iraq.

Expert: Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Reappearance Meant to Justify US Military Deployment in Iraq
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi expert said reappearance of ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in front of the cameras after five years is aimed at justifying the US military deployment in Iraq.

Hamad al-Dulaimi told the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid news website that the Iraqi parties which favor the US continued deployment in Iraq are much likely to make use of al-Baghdadi's move to magnify potential threats by the ISIL.

He added that the US is the first to misuse al-Baghdadi's reemergence politically and as an emphasis on its recent warnings about the danger of ISIL and importance of its forces' presence in Iraq.

Al-Arabi al-Jadid also quoted Iraqi officials as saying that al-Baghdadi has come into sight again as Iraqi security forces are running operations to cleanse Jabal Hamrin mountains and some regions of al-Anbar desert from terrorists, adding that the ISIL cells are now in their weakest conditions since the freedom of Mosul and after they were stranded in desert areas.

Al-Baghdadi in a new video message released after five years threatened to take revenge of the killed and jailed members of the terrorist group.

The ISIL terrorist group released an 18-minute video message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he has threatened to continue his terrorist activities.

Al-Baghdadi was seen with three masked militants while the ISIL ringleader pointed to the ISIL's exit from Baqouz region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and reiterated that the Baqouz Battle had ended.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also said that he would take revenge of his killed and captive militants, adding that the ISIL had conducted 92 terrorists operations in eight countries to take revenge of its killed and captured members in al-Sham region.

The ISIL ringleader also claimed that the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka had been carried out in line with ISIL's revenge for Baquouz battle.

The newly-released video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the first since the last one released in Iraqi Mosul's Nour Mosque in 2014.

On Saturday, Russian media reports claimed that al-Baghdadi was in Syria's Badiyeh (desert) region, attempting to cross the border into Iraq.

The Arabic-language service of RT news channel quoted an Iraqi intelligence source as saying that al-Baghdadi was at present hiding in Abu Rajmin mountain near Syria's Palmyra region in Homs province.

He added that the ISIL leader wants to cross the border into Iraq in the next few weeks, noting that he has already made several unsuccessful attempts due to the tight security measures at the border.

The report said captured ISIL terrorists have leaked during interrogations that al-Baghdadi has been left with a small number of Saudi, Tunisian and Iraqi militants who are still loyal to him.

Security experts said al-Baghdadi is likely trying to join the ISIL terrorists who have been transferred by the US from Syria to Iraq.


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Trump & Putin talked on phone about possibility of a new nuclear agreement with US, Russia & China

RT2019/5/3
Trump & Putin talked on phone about possibility of a new nuclear agreement with US, Russia & China
US President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin about the possibility of a “new nuclear agreement” in a call which lasted a "little over an hour,” the White House said.

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump and Putin also discussed North Korea, with Trump urging Putin to put more pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize. The pair also discussed the unfolding political crisis in Venezuela.

Sanders said the conversation also briefly touched on the recent publication of the Mueller report, which cleared Trump and his 2016 campaign team of alleged “collusion” with Russian officials.

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2019年05月03日

Russia Forms Group to Oppose Possible US Intervention in Venezuela

Sputnik2019/5/2
On Wednesday, the Russian foreign minister spoke to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, telling the top US diplomat that Washington's interference in Venezuela's affairs was a destructive approach fraught with "the most serious consequences."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the United States to refrain from returning to the imperious 'Monroe Doctrine' in its relations with Venezuela, and indicated that while the Russian and US positions on the crisis in the Latin American country remain incompatible, dialogue must continue.

"We agreed to maintain contacts, including on Venezuela, but I don't see a way to reconcile our positions − ours, on the one hand, which is based on the UN Charter and the principles and norms of international law, and that of the United States, on the other, in which Washington assigns the acting president of another country," Lavrov said, speaking to reporters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Thursday.

"Our positions are incompatible, but we are ready to talk," Lavrov stressed.

According to the foreign minister, during their conversation Wednesday, he told Pompeo that the return of the Monroe Doctrine approach to US foreign policy was a sign of disrespect to the people of Venezuela and Latin America as a whole.

Commenting on the possibility of a US military intervention of Venezuela, Lavrov said that Russia plans to create a bloc of countries to counter such plans. This group is already being formed at the UN, he indicated. "I hope that it will receive serious support from the organisation, because we're talking about a very simple issue − one that's hard to distort: the defence of the fundamental norms and principles of international law as they are defined in the UN Charter."

Maduro Never Had Plans to 'Flee' Venezuela

Lavrov noted that earlier claims by Secretary of State Pompeo about Maduro's supposed plans to escape the country and Russia's efforts to dissuade him from doing so were simply not true. "If one were to review everything that officials in the US administration say about Venezuela, an endless series of questions would arise. And all of these questions, as a rule, have one and the same answer. Putting it diplomatically: this is not true," Lavrov said.

Asked why Secretary of State Pompeo may have called him in the first place, Lavrov said that as he understood it, "he called so that he could later say publicly that he called me and urged Russia not to interfere. Well, he did so." At the same time, Lavrov indicated that Russia does not interfere in Venezuela's internal affairs, calling Pompeo's allegations to that effect "rather surreal."

Lavrov and Pompeo spoke by telephone by Wednesday, a day after Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido announced the beginning of the "final phase" in the opposition's bid to seize power in the Latin American country. Before the talks, Pompeo told US media that the US could still US military force against the country "if that's what's required."

Guaido proclaimed himself Venezuela's interim president on January 23, two weeks after Maduro's inauguration for a second terms following elections in May 2018. The opposition leader was immediately recognised by the US and its Latin American and European allies, as well as Canada, while Russia, China, Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia and other countries around the world voiced their support for the elected government, or urged non-interference in Venezuela's internal affairs.

Sputnik2019/5/2
Russia Forms Group to Oppose Possible US Intervention in Venezuela

On the same day, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also addressed the issue of the Venezuelan crisis, saying that Russia would establish a group of nations to counteract a possible US military intervention in Venezuela, adding that such a group is already being formed in the United Nations.

Argentina's former star player Diego Armando Maradona, right, listens to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaking during his closing campaign rally in Caracas, Venezuela, Thursday, May 17, 2018
コピーライトマーク AP Photo / Ariana Cubillos
US Would Use ‘SLAUGHTER’ and 'CIVIL WAR' in Venezuela for Intervention - Maduro
The Russian minister emphasised that even though the positions of Washington and Moscow on the crisis in the Latin American country were incompatible, Russia and the United States have agreed to maintain contact.

Earlier in the week, Bolton said that US military forces were "ready to go" into the Latin American country at a moment's notice.

Tensions in Venezuela have been high since January, when the country's opposition leader Juan Guaido proclaimed himself the interim president and was immediately supported by the United States and its allies. Nicolas Maduro, in turn, was backed by Russia and China, among other states, as the only legitimate president of Venezuela.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:43| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Iraqi Source: US Aware of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's Moves, Hideouts

Iraqi Source: US Aware of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi's Moves, Hideouts
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iraqi military source in al-Anbar said that the US forces deployed in the Western parts of the province are aware of ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's whereabouts, moves and hideouts.

The source was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma'aloumeh news website as saying on Thursday that the Americans are in possession of all intelligence about al-Baghdadi but refrain from providing them to the Iraqi government in a move to exert pressure on Baghdad to keep the US forces in the country.

He added that ISIL commanders close to al-Baghdadi who had been arrested by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have disclosed all intelligence about al-Baghdadi to the Americans.

Meantime, Abbas al-Ardawi, a senior Iraqi security expert, said that al-Baghdadi's reappearance is in line with the US plot to create insecurity in Iraq and keep its forces in the country.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, another Iraqi expert also said reappearance of al-Baghdadi in front of the cameras after five years was aimed at justifying the US military deployment in Iraq.

Hamad al-Dulaimi told the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid news website that the Iraqi parties which favored the US continued deployment in Iraq were much likely to make use of al-Baghdadi's move to magnify potential threats by the ISIL.

He added that the US was the first to misuse al-Baghdadi's reemergence politically and as an emphasis on its recent warnings about the danger of ISIL and importance of its forces' presence in Iraq.

Al-Arabi al-Jadid also quoted Iraqi officials as saying that al-Baghdadi had come into sight again as Iraqi security forces were running operations to cleanse Jabal Hamrin mountains and some regions of al-Anbar desert from terrorists, adding that the ISIL cells were now in their weakest conditions since the freedom of Mosul and after they were stranded in desert areas.

Al-Baghdadi in a new video message released after five years threatened to take revenge of the killed and jailed members of the terrorist group.

The ISIL terrorist group released an 18-minute video message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he had threatened to continue his terrorist activities.

Al-Baghdadi was seen with three masked militants while the ISIL ringleader pointed to the ISIL's exit from Baqouz region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and reiterated that the Baqouz Battle had ended.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also said that he would take revenge of his killed and captive militants, adding that the ISIL had conducted 92 terrorists operations in eight countries to take revenge of its killed and captured members in al-Sham region.

The ISIL ringleader also claimed that the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka had been carried out in line with ISIL's revenge for Baquouz battle.

The newly-released video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the first since the last one released in Iraqi Mosul's Nour Mosque in 2014.

On Saturday, Russian media reports claimed that al-Baghdadi was in Syria's Badiyeh (desert) region, attempting to cross the border into Iraq.

The Arabic-language service of RT news channel quoted an Iraqi intelligence source as saying that al-Baghdadi was at present hiding in Abu Rajmin mountain near Syria's Palmyra region in Homs province.

He added that the ISIL leader wants to cross the border into Iraq in the next few weeks, noting that he has already made several unsuccessful attempts due to the tight security measures at the border.

The report said captured ISIL terrorists have leaked during interrogations that al-Baghdadi has been left with a small number of Saudi, Tunisian and Iraqi militants who are still loyal to him.

Security experts said al-Baghdadi is likely trying to join the ISIL terrorists who have been transferred by the US from Syria to Iraq.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年05月02日

ベネズエラのクーデター失敗でポンペオがロシアの関与が原因とCNNに嘘

※ mko @trappedsoldier氏の2019/5/2のツイート
「暫定大統領グァイドは、ベネズエラ国民を街頭で指揮。他方、マドゥーロは地下基地にキューバ人や仲間とともに隠れている。グァイドは勇気のあるリーダーで、マドゥーロは臆病者の独裁者だ」―ジョン・ボルトン。
事実は、グァイドはYoutubeでどこかの地下室から訴え、マドゥーロはメーデー集会で演説

RT2019/5/1
Fake news to cover failed coup! Venezuela, Russia respond to Pompeo’s claim Maduro almost fled
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro refuted the statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that he’d almost escaped to Cuba, but that Russians had talked him out of it. Moscow called it ‘fake news.’

“Mike Pompeo said that I, Maduro, had a plane ready to go to Cuba, to flee and that the Russians got him off the plane and forbade him to leave the country. Mr Pompeo, please, what lack of seriousness,” Maduro said, during a nationwide address announcing the “defeat” of the failed coup attempt.

At the height of civil unrest on Tuesday, Pompeo appeared on CNN claiming Maduro had “an airplane on the tarmac” all set to leave for Cuba, before the “Russians indicated he should stay.”

Both Russian and Venezuelan foreign ministries pilloried the American for peddling what they called ‘fake news.’

“Making up fake news is a very sad way to accept that the coup you backed has failed... once again. Diplomacy has to be restored in the US Government,” Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza tweeted.

“Washington tried its best to demoralize the Venezuelan army and now used fakes as a part of an information war,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a statement to CNN.

In a Tuesday night appearance on national television, Maduro declared that the opposition had attempted to impose an “illegitimate government” with the support of the United States but failed because of the loyalty shown by the military and the people who stood firm on protecting Bolivarian revolutionary ideals.

The violence in Caracas erupted on Tuesday morning, after US-backed opposition leader Juan Guaido, flanked by a few dozen men in military uniform, released a short video calling on the army to rise up and oust Maduro from power.

RT2019/4/30
Fire up the plane! Pompeo tells Maduro to flee Venezuela via CNN
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was ready to fly away to Cuba and leave Caracas to the US-backed opposition leader, but Russia talked him out of it, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in interviews.

“He had an airplane on the tarmac, he was ready to leave this morning, as we understand it. Russians indicated he should stay,” Pompeo told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday afternoon, even as reports were coming in that armed supporters of US-backed “interim president” Juan Guaido were seeking asylum in the embassies of Brazil and Chile in Caracas.

For over a month now, the US has sought to preserve the fantasy that Guaido enjoys popular support, by arguing that Caracas was really under “Cuban occupation.” Having already embraced the ‘Russiagate’ scare-mongering, Pompeo is apparently now adding Russia to the mix.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer did not seem interested to press the point, however, asking Pompeo instead who was worse, Cuba or Russia. A few minutes later, Pompeo repeated his claim about Russia on Fox News, sending pundits there into a frenzy of speculation about Moscow and Trump as well.

Fox replayed Pompeo's remarks later in the evening, before an interview with a former Venezuelan diplomat who spoke in favor of regime change.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza responded by accusing his American colleague of "making up fake news."

Guaido and his backers in Washington had seemed sure Maduro would resign back in January, when the opposition politician declared himself the new president. It didn’t happen. Guaido’s attempt to force open the Venezuela-Colombia border in late February likewise met with failure. On Tuesday, armed men in blue armbands sought to take over an airbase in Caracas as Guaido called on Venezuela’s military to defect. They didn’t.

Pompeo maintained that the situation in Caracas was “incredibly fluid” and that “senior leaders inside the Maduro government” had told the US they were prepared to leave the country. He also said he was “convinced that the Venezuelan people are going to get their democracy back.”

Along with national security adviser John Bolton, US Vice President Mike Pence and Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) – some of the loudest voices for regime change in Caracas over the past four months – Pompeo has a strange definition of “democracy,” that seems to include US appointing presidents of other countries.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:28| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

石油価格が上がる

共同2019/5/2 13:17
米、イラン原油の全面禁輸を開始
制裁、核合意前水準に
 【ワシントン共同】トランプ米政権は2日午前0時(日本時間同日午後1時)、イラン産原油の全面禁輸を開始した。日本など8カ国・地域を適用除外としていた措置を打ち切った。イラン核合意を離脱した米政権は、合意前と同水準の制裁を完全復活させて圧力を強め、イランに弾道ミサイル開発やウラン濃縮の停止を迫る。
 産油国ベネズエラにも制裁を科す米政権は、イランと対立するサウジアラビアなどに積極的な生産を促し、供給不安を回避したい考え。しかし原油相場は上昇傾向で、日本のガソリン価格も値上がりが続く。業界によるとガソリン価格はさらに上昇する可能性がある。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:23| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

私用で運転する老人はもっと死んで良し

※ ちょこ @JKDNcJvWwUZdcrm氏の1:44 - 2019年4月21日のツイート
今話題の母子が亡くなってしまった高齢者運転の事故。
私も以前、高齢者に轢かれたことがあるんだけど、幸い擦り傷だけだった。でもその方降りてきて最初の一言が、「見逃してくれる?孫のところに来たんだよ。」と軽く笑いながら言われた。

※ ちょこ‏ @JKDNcJvWwUZdcrm氏の2019/4/20のツイート
後続の車の運転手さんが降りてきてくれて、「この人電話しながら運転してたんだよ!!絶対警察呼びな!!」ってすごい剣幕で言われてたし、全然悪びれた様子もなかったから反省させるために警察呼んだけど、今回の事故の高齢者もまず始めに息子に電話したらしいね。

※ ちょこ @JKDNcJvWwUZdcrm氏の2019/4/20のツイート
なんでまず保身なんだろう。
「たくさん人はねてしまった」じゃないよ。
救急車呼べよ。
ほんと胸糞悪いわ。最悪な人だな。
私を轢いた高齢者と同じ分類だ。


※ おんちゃん @edaZLoAnErInM3I氏の2019/4/20のツイート
誤字たくさんあると思います。まだ何書いているかも自分でわかっていません。
YouTubeのurl後ほど貼ります。
拡散希望です。一人でも多くの目に止まれば幸いです。
これ以上真面目でなんの罪もない人の命が失われるのを見たくないです。





※ ノロミカ @shinohaiiranu氏の2019/4/25のツイート
池袋暴走爺、原子力ムラの人間だった。国民に寄生して自分らだけ甘い汁すって老後にそなえてきた連中の、「退職金」何回もらったんですか?は開示させたい。そういうショッカー爺たちが、「核ゴミ?そんなもん北海道に捨てとけ!北海道で人口少ないし(笑)!」という会話してんだろうなぁ。

※ tomohiko888 @tomohiko888jp氏の22:28 - 2019年4月26日のツイート
事故を起こした直後に
これだけ思い付くだろうか?
思いついたとして実行可能だろうか?

自宅電話番号変更
フェイスブックアカウント削除
ツイッターアカウント削除
ストリートビュー モザイク処理
ウィキペディア編集ロック
経産省叙勲贈呈ページ削除

個人では無理だろう…
ましてや直ぐになんて…

2019/4/27に寄せられたコメント

官僚や行政の人たちは、直接自分が手をくださないから国民なんて死んでもいいという思想で色々決めているのかと思っていましたが、この事故を見て、直接自分が轢き殺してもここまで冷徹になるんだという現実に背筋が凍りました。
人間として眼の前で倒れている人たちをここまで虫けらのように扱えるとは・・・
想像を遥かに超えていました。もし、家族が目の前で同じ様に倒れていても
保身という重大事があったら、同じなのかも知れないなと思ったりもします。

一般国民も放射能危ないという家族を人扱いしないんですから、上から下まで保身が第一なのかも知れません。
テレビのドラマだったらもっと必死に人を助けようとするはず。
現実のほうが何倍も恐ろしいです。

※ ぺっこ @pecko178氏の22:31 - 2019年4月28日のツイート
マスコミは事故現場にいた2人、
中村格と北村滋という東大卒警察トップの話題はスルー

※ kei @kksugaya氏の2019/4/28のツイート
返信先: @pecko178さん
中村格氏→警察庁官房長と北村滋氏→内閣情報官が直々に出張って交通事故の後始末。日本の警察官僚って気が利くー(棒)

※ ジョニー・デブ @w69er氏の2019/4/29のツイート
返信先: @pecko178さん、@_STJK_さん
えっ!ほんまかいな。池袋母子ひき殺し事件の現場にいた黒服は、あの山口敬之レイプ事件もみ消しの中村格と北村滋やったって?ほんまやったら、えらいこっちゃで。



※ おきらっくま @osoradegoron氏の16:05 - 2019年4月29日のツイート
85歳男性の車と女子高生ら15人乗ったバスが正面衝突 男性死亡し生徒らは全員自宅療養中(石川テレビ) - Yahoo!ニュース https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20190429-00000985-ishikawa-l17 … @YahooNewsTopics

※ VOTE for DEMOCRACY @supportV4D氏の21:32 - 2019年4月30日のツイート
平成最後の大スクープでは⁈
飯塚幸三のひき逃げ揉み消しは、やっぱり安倍友案件でした。
ネット民による追求凄すぎで、抹消したはずの証拠が掘られまくってる!
飯塚幸三の息子は飯塚洋(安倍晋太郎・晋三の秘書)!孫はレイプ犯?

https://aiulog.com/iiduka-kouzou-musukomago/

※ Koichi Kawakami @koichi_kawakami氏の2019/5/2のツイート
この池袋の暴走母子死亡事故は、図解を見ると、最初の交差点の赤信号で人をはねた飯塚幸三氏が、全速力で逃げようとしたひき逃げ事故で、逃げる途中でさらに母子を轢き殺してしまったように見えるのですが、なぜそのような扱いになっていないのでしょうね?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:06| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

Iran: US Responsible for Possible IRGC-CENTCOM Clash in Persian Gulf

FARSNEWS2019/5/1
Iran: US Responsible for Possible IRGC-CENTCOM Clash in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi warned that Washington is solely to be blamed for any possible clash between the forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and those of the US Navy Central Command (CENTCOM) in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere.

The IRGC forces and those of the US Navy may engage in clashes in the Persian Gulf and elsewhere, and that’s blamed on the US government which fanned the flames by blacklisting the Iranian elite military body, Araqchi said on Tuesday, in an address to the Institute of Strategic Thinking (SDE) in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara.

“The two forces, which have been reciprocally designated as terrorist groups, may engage in clashes in the Persian Gulf or any other region,” Araqchi warned.

“There is no doubt that the US will be held accountable for such a situation,” he added.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a decree on Tuesday, communicated a recently approved legislation in support of the IRGC against the US.

President Rouhani mandated all relevant executive bodies of the country to act according to the new statute, following its approval at the parliament last Tuesday.

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani sent the act to the head of the executive body on Monday after all legal procedures of the law were specified by the legislature.

The bill was put for voting during an open session of the parliament last week.

Reciprocal designation of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) as a terrorist organization, requiring the government to act “decisively” against any US measure potentially compromising the Islamic Republic’s interests, requiring the government and Armed Forces to preemptively prevent US forces from using available resources against those interests, requiring Iran’s intelligence apparatuses to identify CENTCOM commanders and those in charge of its affiliates to enable their prosecution, and tasking the Judiciary to mandate such prosecution, requiring the Iranian government with supporting all the natural and legal persons, who cooperate with the IRGC thus lying in the way of harm by the United States are among the articles of the bill approved today by the parliament.

Article 6, which mandates legal, political, and diplomatic endeavors aimed at shuttering the US’s regional bases and blocking the US forces’ access to regional resources and Article 7, which subjects countries and people cooperating with the US designation to retaliatory Iranian efforts were also approved by the lawmakers.

Other Articles of the bill also subject any Iranian organizations potentially withholding support for the IRGC citing US sanctions to punitive measures, task the government with legal measures against the US at international organizations, task the Planning and Budget Organization to allocate the required budget for implementing the articles of the motion, require the government to present a quarterly report on its performance in countering the US measures to the national security commission, require the Ministry of Intelligence and other intelligence bodies to identify all those involved in the US designation, and stress that all tasks in the bill related to the Armed Forces are to be implemented according to the directives of the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Article 14 of the bill also stresses that the law is to be put into force upon ratification.

Earlier this month, the IRGC was formally blacklisted by the US as a "Foreign Terrorist Organization" following a relevant announcement by President Donald Trump on 8 April.

Responding to Washington's move, Iran immediately declared the US as "state sponsor of terrorism" and American forces in the region "terrorist groups".

Iran's top security body, the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), in a statement declared the United States a “terrorist government”, and blacklisted the "CENTCOM and all its affiliates a terrorist group”.

The SNSC - that is headed by President Hassan Rouhani - condemned Washington's move, calling it “an illegal and dangerous action” that poses a “major threat to regional and international peace and security and grossly violates the rules of international law".

The statement further condemned the US decision as “unlawful and unreasonable action” prompted by the Islamic Republic's regional influence and success in fighting against terrorists, and blamed CENTCOM for harming Iran’s national security as well as ruining the lives of “innocent Iranian and non-Iranian individuals” to promote the US “aggressive policies” in West Asia (the Middle-East).

"The Islamic Republic of Iran regards this baseless move as a major threat to regional and international peace and security and a blatant violation of the compelling rules of international law and the United Nations Charter," Iran's top security body reiterated.

Also, former IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari blasted Washington for designating the IRGC as a "terrorist organization", stressing that his forces would further increase power in the year ahead.

General Jafari, who was succeeded by his deputy Major General Hossein Salami last week, described the US move as "ridiculous", saying that "the IRGC is in the hearts of the people".

“God willing, the IRGC will grow stronger in the coming year in defensive and offensive fields more than before,” he said.

“Much to enemies’ dismay, the IRGC and the Army will stand together and will continue to support the deprived and the oppressed people all over the world without fear,” General Jafari said.






posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年05月01日

この話は本当だろうか インドネシアの開票過労死370人

FARSNEWS2019/4/30
Indonesia: Nearly 370 Poll Workers, Police Die of Fatigue
TEHRAN (FNA)- A total of 367 Indonesian election workers and police personnel died of fatigue caused by excessive workload during and after general elections held in mid-April in the country, the election body said on Monday.

According to the General Election Commission, 70% of the deceased were over 40 years of age, Anadolu Agency reported.

Arif Rahman Hakim, the commission’s secretary general, announced that 2,151 more members of the Voting Organizing Group have fallen sick, according to the data gathered up to Monday morning.

Based on a court ruling in 2014, the presidential and legislative elections were held simultaneously on the same day --- the first time in the country’s history.

That means each voter had to cast five separate ballots for president and vice president, House of Representatives, Regional Representatives Council, provincial legislative council and regional or municipal legislative council.

For this year’s elections, the election commission recruited around 7 million people to help run more than 800,000 polling stations.

Previously, Fritz Siregar, a member of the Election Supervisory Board, stated that the simultaneous elections have significantly increased the workload of polling workers, adding, "That caused a lot of fatigue, many of them fell sick and died."

Widiriyani, 52, a worker who helped run a polling station in West Sumatra’s city of Bukittinggi, admitted that this year’s workload is heavier than before.

She noted that seven members of the Voting Organizing Group have to count and recapitulate more than 1,000 ballots from 225 voters at the polling station where she was in charge.

According to Widiriyani, calculating legislatives votes took the longest time as they had to count votes for dozens of political parties and hundreds of candidates.

In addition, the Voting Organizing Group was also in charge of preparing reports and other administrative jobs to be submitted to the election commission.

"On the voting day, we started working at 07.00 am local time [0000 GMT], started counting votes at 02.00 pm [0700 GMT], and finished at 3.30 am [2000 GMT]," she said.

She added that each member of the Voting Organizing Group received allowance of 605,000 Indonesian rupiahs ($42.6), without insurance and were not accompanied by health workers.

Addressing this situation, the government approved election commission’s proposal to provide compensation to election officials, who experienced misfortune while preparing, performing and after completing their duties.

"This compensation applies to officials who experience misfortune from January 2019 until the end of their term of service," Evi Novida Ginting, the election commissioner, said in a statement on Monday.

The families of those who died will be given a compensation of 36 million Indonesian rupiahs ($2,534), while those who were sick, injured or disabled will be given 8.25 million to 30 million Indonesian rupiahs ($581-$2,112).

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla called for evaluating the decision to hold simultaneous presidential and legislative elections on the same day.

"Should we just let it continue so that in the next five years, hundreds will die of exhaustion after counting for a long time? It must be proportional," Kalla noted.

He believed that the meaning of "simultaneously" in the election needs to be reviewed.

Rules related to elections can be possibly changed through the revision of the Act by the House of Representatives.

Executive Director of Association for Elections and Democracy Titi Anggraini criticized the 2019 election system, saying it was more like "bulk elections", rather than "simultaneous elections".

She suggested that the simultaneous elections should be divided into two parts: national and local elections.

"This system will reduce the workload of the workers," Anggraini added.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:09| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アフガニスタンの麻薬生産は米国の侵攻後40倍に増えた

FARSNEWS2019/4/30
Iran's Police Commander: Drug Production Multi-Folded after US Invasion of Afghanistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari warned that production of different types of narcotics has grown much in Afghanistan since the US started war against the country in 2001.

"Cultivation of poppy and production of drugs have multi-folded in Afghanistan since the deployment of Americans," General Ashtari told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.

He described Iran as a pioneering state in campaign against drug trafficking, and said, "We have declared our information and needs to the international organizations and I should say that we have not pinned hope on their aid."

"We do not have hope that the international organizations can seriously confront" the cultivation and production of narcotics in Afghanistan, General Ashtari said.

Iran is in the forefront of the fight against drug trafficking and thousands of Iranian police forces have been so far martyred to protect the world from the danger of drugs.

The Iranian anti-narcotic police have always staged periodic operations against drug traffickers and dealers, but the latest reports - which among others indicate an improved and systematic dissemination of information - reveal that the world's most forefront and dedicated anti-narcotic force (as UN drug-campaign assessments put it) has embarked on a long-term countrywide plan to crack down on the drug trade since several years ago.

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

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 18 years ago.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:54| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アル・バクダーディはロシアの空爆で死んでいた

ISISが5年ぶりにバクダーディのビデオを公表しました。
FARSNEWS2019/4/30
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Releases 1st Video After 5 Years, Threatens to Take Revenge
TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a new video message released after five years threatened to take revenge of the killed and jailed members of the terrorist group.

The ISIL terrorist group released an 18-minute video message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he has threatened to continue his terrorist activities.

Al-Baghdadi is seen with three masked militants while the ISIL ringleader points to the ISIL's exit from Baqouz region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and reiterates that the Baqouz Battle has ended.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also said that he will take revenge of his killed and captive militants, adding that the ISIL has conducted 92 terrorists operations in eight countries to take revenge of its killed and captured members in al-Sham region.

The ISIL ringleader also claimed that the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka have been carried out in line with ISIL's revenge for Baquouz battle.

The newly-released video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the first since the last one released in Iraqi Mosul's Nour Mosque in 2014.

管理人は、今回アル・バクダーディとしてビデオに登場した人物は、これまでの画像と比較して似てはいるものの別人だと思います。


アル・バクダーディの消息については、相反する情報がしばしば流されました。特にイラクの情報機関や現地情報筋をソースとするものが多く、カネをもらってやっている情報かく乱であることが見え見えでした。

ロシア軍がシリア政府の要請により参戦したのは、2015/9/30です。ダマスカス陥落も近いとみられていた戦況がその後一気に反転します。ロシア軍の空爆は、軍事衛星やドローンを使った24時間の監視でテロリストの動きを追い、立ち寄り場所=司令部、訓練場所、武器貯蔵庫を把握してそれを多様な武器を駆使してピンポイントで攻撃するというものでした。

それがめざましい成果を上げ始め、米国が焦りを強めたのが、2017年。ロシア参戦から1年半後。米国同盟軍がシリア政府同盟軍に対する直接の攻撃を強めます。

ロシア空軍が2017/5/28ISIS幹部の集会場所を爆撃し350人程度を殲滅したと2017/6/16発表します。その際に合わせてこの集会に参加していたアル・バクダーディを殺害したとみられると発表しました。米軍はこの発表に対して何も確認しませんでした。その一方で米国同盟軍がシリア政府同盟軍への攻撃を強めました。

この後、アルバクダーディの消息に関連して、アルバクダーディが死亡した場合どうするかという世論調査が行われたり(何か民主的な手法に見えておかしかったのですが)、アルバクダーディが死亡したことを前提に話をしたアルバクダーディの側近が見せしめの方法で殺害されたり、テロリストの中で後継者として名乗りを上げる者が出たりしました。

アルバクダーディの音声メッセージとされるものも出たことがありますが、ビデオ画像は5年ぶりです。そしてそれが別人。

海外の報道を見ると同一人物かどうかはあまり問題にされていません。会社の社長が、国の大統領が、宗教指導者が交代することはもちろんあるわけで、誰がやるかよりもその職を務める人がいるのかいないのかがはるかに重要なことです。

管理人の見るようにアル・バクダーディが以前の人物と違うのであれば、ロシア空軍の2017/5/28、ISIS幹部集会場所爆撃で死亡したのは間違いありませんね。
2017年06月16日 ISIS首領アル・バグダーディがロシア軍の空爆で殺害された

2017年06月16日 アル・バグダーディ殺害に関するロシア国防省発表 約350人一気に殺害 跡地は細かいガレキに

2017/5/13のISISコマンドポスト    2017/5/29、爆撃後


米軍は、この事実を知って唖然としたでしょう。そしてロシア憎しが米国の戦争屋の間で燃え盛った。経済制裁でもなんでもやっておかしくない。

このロシア国防省発表が事実と確認できるまで2年かかりました。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

なぜ米軍はシリアから撤退できないのか

米国大統領がシリアから米軍兵士を撤退させると述べても進展していません。

1 もともとシリアのテロリストの元締めは米国。
2 シリアでは、シリア政府軍が一部地域を除いてテロリストを制圧しています。テロリストが動きを示せば、シリア軍(+ロシア軍)が壊滅策に出ますので動かせません。イドリブはトルコが対クルドの関係でテロリスト温存、デリゾールの東は米軍がテロリストの避難・温存場所に使っています。アルタンフ、パルミラに近い砂漠も米軍のテロリスト温存場所。
3 イラクは、部族長にカネを渡してテロリストの活動拠点が確保できるようで、米軍はなんとかしてイラクに兵士の駐在継続を狙ってイラク政府と交渉。
4 アフガンにはテロリストを送り込んでいますが、タリバンはこれとは一線を画しています。アフガンの和平交渉で米軍の段階的撤退が決まりましたからここをテロリストの拠点とすることは難しくなりました。
5 リビアにもテロリストを送り込みましたが、国内の二つの勢力の対立が激化し、テロリストの出る幕ではなくなっています。
6 シリア内の欧州出身のテロリスト、特に所帯持ちについては下手に解放するとシリア軍に捕らえられることから出身国に引き取りを求めていますが、欧州は消極的。
7 ISISの首領アル・バクダーディが5年ぶりにビデオメッセージを公開しました。何度も瀕死の重傷を負ったとされていますが、一時は米軍基地内に保護されていたとの説もあり、真相は不明です。アル・バクダーディの消息については、目まぐるしく情報が入り乱れており、特にイラク内でカネによる情報操作が行われていたとみられます。

なお、管理人は、今回アル・バクダーディとしてビデオに登場した人物は、これまでの画像と比較して似てはいるものの別人だと思います。

2017/5/28 ロシア空軍がISIS幹部の集会場所を爆撃、350人程度を殲滅したと発表していますが、アル・バクダーディがこの時に殺害されたのはまず間違いない。2017年06月20日 アル・バクダーディは死んだらしい

8 アル・バクダーディの殺害を米国がその後も隠し続けなければならなかったのはなぜか。すでに2年経過。アル・バクダーディの死亡が組織の崩壊、少なくても士気の低下、混乱を招くからです。ここに来て身代わりを立てた。そして報復を誓わせた。テロリストの雇用者、組織者はこれからもテロリストを活用する気満々です。テロリストをレジムチェンジの先兵として使おうとしています。嫌がらせもありましょう。

9 シリア、イラクでISISが一部石油を盗掘販売している模様ですが、大きな収入源にはなりがたいでしょう。それなのになぜ今なおテロリストが組織的に活動しているのか。彼らの賃金、活動資金はどこから出ているのか。

10 スリランカの連続テロは、ISISが犯行声明を出していますが、なぜこれが報復になるのかわからない。これだけの犠牲者を出すテロは、イスラム教徒は怖いという印象を世界に植え付ける目的とみられます。イスラエルとイスラム世界との対立が緊迫する中で、そのような印象を植え付けられればイスラエルの戦争犯罪も相対的に目立たなくなるという計算がある可能性もあります。

結論的には、米国はテロリストを温存しようともくろんでいる。そのためにシリア国内のテロリストを他の場所に避難完了させない限り、米軍兵士は撤退できないということになります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:49| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Releases 1st Video After 5 Years, Threatens to Take Revenge

RT2019/4/30
We locked up IS fighters for your benefit, Europe; now take them back – Trump
US President Donald Trump has accused European countries of “not helping” to repatriate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIL) fighters imprisoned in Syria, “even though this was very much done for their benefit”.

“We have 1,800 ISIS Prisoners taken hostage in our final battles to destroy 100% of the Caliphate in Syria. Decisions are now being made as to what to do with these dangerous prisoners,” the US leader wrote on Twitter. “European countries are not helping at all, even though this was very much done for their benefit. They are refusing to take back prisoners from their specific countries. Not good!”

Trump’s administration declared Syria free of IS control last month, and the US chief is now pushing for withdrawal of the country’s troops there. In February, he threatened to release 800 IS prisoners if EU countries like Britain, France and Germany refused to “step up and do the job” and pointed to the cost to the US of keeping IS fighters detained.

At the time he tweeted: “The alternative is not a good one in that we will be forced to release them.

“The US does not want to watch as these ISIS fighters permeate Europe, which is where they are expected to go. We do so much, and spend so much – Time for others to step up and do the job that they are so capable of doing.”

The Guardian reported at the start of this month that Washington is in talks with Baghdad to transfer and try thousands of suspected IS militants –and their families– from Syrian prison camps. Iraq is seeking some $10 billion up front, it reported, and a further $1 billion per-year to process the prisoners.

FARSNEWS2019/4/30
Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi Releases 1st Video After 5 Years, Threatens to Take Revenge
TEHRAN (FNA)- ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a new video message released after five years threatened to take revenge of the killed and jailed members of the terrorist group.

The ISIL terrorist group released an 18-minute video message of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in which he has threatened to continue his terrorist activities.

Al-Baghdadi is seen with three masked militants while the ISIL ringleader points to the ISIL's exit from Baqouz region in Eastern Deir Ezzur and reiterates that the Baqouz Battle has ended.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi also said that he will take revenge of his killed and captive militants, adding that the ISIL has conducted 92 terrorists operations in eight countries to take revenge of its killed and captured members in al-Sham region.

The ISIL ringleader also claimed that the Easter blasts in Sri Lanka have been carried out in line with ISIL's revenge for Baquouz battle.

The newly-released video of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the first since the last one released in Iraqi Mosul's Nour Mosque in 2014.

On Saturday, Russian media reports claimed that al-Baghdadi was in Syria's Badiyeh (desert) region, attempting to cross the border into Iraq.

The Arabic-language service of RT news channel quoted an Iraqi intelligence source as saying that al-Baghdadi was at present hiding in Abu Rajmin mountain near Syria's Palmyra region in Homs province.

He added that the ISIL leader wants to cross the border into Iraq in the next few weeks, noting that he has already made several unsuccessful attempts due to the tight security measures at the border.

The report said captured ISIL terrorists have leaked during interrogations that al-Baghdadi has been left with a small number of Saudi, Tunisian and Iraqi militants who are still loyal to him.

Security experts said al-Baghdadi is likely trying to join the ISIL terrorists who have been transferred by the US from Syria to Iraq.

Iraq's security experts have accused the US army of training hundreds of ISIL terrorists in al-Anbar province after relocating them from Syria to Iraq to prepare them for a new round of insecurity in the country.

"Between 700 to 1,000 ISIL militants are being trained by the US troops in al-Anbar province," the Arabic-language al-Maloumeh news website quoted Manager of Badr Organization in Al-Anbar Province Qusai al-Anbari as saying in March.

He pointed to the special conditions considered for the ISIL militants, and said that the US troops had specified redlines for third parties to avoid approaching the region.

This is while the Arabic-language Arabi Post recently disclosed that the US troops had been intensively training the ISIL terrorists in two military bases of Ain al-Assad and al-Habanieh in al-Anbar province under name of desert ghosts.

The sources said the US army troops had equipped the ISIL terrorists with 200 military and non-military vehicles.
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F-35 project is bound to COLLAPSE without Turkey – Erdogan

RT2019/4/30
F-35 project is bound to COLLAPSE without Turkey – Erdogan
The F-35 fighter jet project is doomed to fail if Washington keeps blocking the delivery of the promised aircraft to Turkey over its refusal to back out of an arms deal with Russia, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said.

Speaking at a defense expo in Istanbul on Tuesday, Erdogan blasted Washington for applying “injustice and pressure” against its ally Turkey over the beleaguered F-35 deal.

The F-35 project is bound to completely collapse if it excludes Turkey.

The US blocked the delivery of the jets to Ankara, saying that the planes will not be shipped unless the country scraps its contract to buy the S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia. The US politicians argued that getting arms from Moscow undermines the security of NATO.

“No attempts to impose anything [on Turkey] will be accepted,” Erdogan warned.

“We have now begun to take steps in building our own national combat aircraft,” he told the audience, emphasizing that the nation plans to have its Air Force entirely comprised of domestically built warplanes in the future.

Turkish officials have earlier hinted that they will seek various defense technology, including warplanes, from other partners if the US fails to deliver the promised jets.

Ankara had also been repeatedly telling the US that it will stick to the S-400 purchase, insisting that as a sovereign nation it is free to buy arms from whoever it likes. The first pack of the S-400s is scheduled to be shipped to Turkey in July.
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