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ベイルートの爆発は核爆弾並みの威力 3

Breathtaking: Case Closed, Infrared Video Reveals Details of Israeli Nuclear Missile (6 missile videos/3 of them new)

“Beirut Massacre by a Missile!” Lebanon President and Italian Military Expert said “Thermal rings the proof”
by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Mediterranean

Versione originale in Italiano

≪After that kind of mushroom-shaped cloud that is very reminiscent of nuclear explosions, the so-called “thermal rings” are visible in the videos in the following moments, which develop into an explosion only when it is caused from top to bottom and not when it is a simple blast from the ground. This makes it very probable that the explosion in the port of Beirut was caused by a bomb or a missile≫.

This statement was made by a retired Carabinieri officer who, for obvious reasons, wants to remain anonymous. But he is an expert in explosives, has the NBCR (Nuclear Bacteriological Chemical Radiological) emergency patent, and above all he has worked for a long time in missions in the Middle East.

Not only does it reveal this technical detail that supports the thesis of a missile with a small nuclear charge dropped on the port of the Lebanese city that has made more than 130 dead, 5 thousand injured and 300 thousand displaced. But he adds other details that corroborate the thesis of the military attack that was carried out with a malice, precision and skill so refined as to make Mossad, the Israeli counterintelligence, the number one suspect.

On the Beirut disaster, Lebanese President Michel Aoun supports this possibility, even with all the caution that diplomacy requires.

As reported by the Lebanese broadcaster MTV, the Lebanese head of state said that ≪the cause of the explosions has not yet been determined, since there is a possibility that external interference has been produced through a missile, a bomb, or any other action≫.

≪A statement of extreme relevance, given that Aoun himself confirmed that during the meeting with Emmanuel Macron, he asked France to provide Lebanon with aerial images of the explosion. “If they do not have them, we will ask other countries to determine if it was an external attack”, concluded the Christian leader, once again making clear Beirut’s desire not to stop with an unnecessary investigation≫ writes a report by InsideOver, the Italian and English geopolitical site of the newspaper Il Giornale.

So far all the media, especially in Europe, have accused Hezbollah for keeping the approximately 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate seized a few years ago in a foreign freighter in a warehouse in the center of a city.

But those who do it do not really know the economic situation of Lebanon, devastated by the US sanctions issued for no reason, only because Hezbollah is allied with the Pasdaran, the Guards of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, and undermined by continuous insurrections that appear to be piloted by CANVAS, the self-styled anti-biolence center, which was actually used by the American counterintelligence of the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) for the bloody coups in Lebanon (Revolution of the Cedar, 2005), in Georgia (Revolution of the Roses, 2003) and in Ukraine (Revolution orange, 2004 and then 2014) which the same organization boasts on its official website.

In such context it is not easy to transport and secure so much explosive material that, moreover, in a port it is easy to transport abroad for Hezbollah which, it should not be forgotten, despite being a paramilitary organization declared terrorist by the US, has given a fundamental contribution to the Syrian president Bashar Al Assad in defeating ISIS, as they are of Shiite Muslim confession like the government of Damascus and therefore are enemies of the Islamic extremist Sunni Salafist terrorists.





核爆弾ではない? CTBTOが何か発表するかどうか。


Syrian Girl

Macron wants to strengthen European military presence off the coast of lebanon, yet we are told that what happened in Lebanon wasn't an attack.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:35| Comment(1) | 国際・政治



Belarusian protesters commanded from abroad, including Poland, UK & Czech Republic – President Lukashenko
The violent protests across Belarus after Sunday’s presidential election were directed from abroad, re-elected President Alexander Lukashenko claimed. He also blamed foreign countries for internet connection troubles.

The country’s special services intercepted phone calls from Poland, UK and the Czech Republic on election day, Lukashenko said.

...They were controlling our, I beg your pardon, sheep: they don’t understand what they’re doing and they’re being controlled already.

Switching off the internet in Belarus wasn’t the government’s initiative – it was also done from abroad, he added.

The president promised that he won’t allow a Maidan-style coup, like the one in Ukraine in 2014, in his country, urging the protesters to “calm down,” as cited by state-run BelTA news agency.

He also advised parents to look after their children – who join the rallies – better to “avoid pain” in the future.

Massive protests engulfed the capital Minsk and other Belarusian cities after the polls closed on Sunday.

Amid violent clashes, the police used tear gas, water cannons, flashbang grenades and other means to disperse the angry crowds. Officials said some 3,000 people were arrested, with more than 50 protestors and 39 officers injured. Local human rights activists told media that one person was killed, but authorities rejected that claim.

Responding to Lukashenko's allegations, Polish FM Jacek Czaputowicz called them “groundless.” Warsaw was still interested in good relations with Minsk, the minister said, but pointed out that the Belarusian election campaign, which was marred by arrests of opposition candidates, and the use of force against the demonstrators overnight “contradicted international standards.”

“The EU must act to prevent violence in Belarus,” Czaputowicz declared, adding that Poland was “expecting the Belarusian authorities to end repressions.”

The Czech Republic’s Foreign Ministry also rejected Lukashenko’s accusations, insisting that the country “respects the sovereignty of Belarus.”

However, it said that Prague “will always support the freedom of speech and gatherings as well as democratic political competition.” And the election in Belarus “can’t be called free and democratic,” the ministry added.

毎日新聞2020年8月11日 10時39分(最終更新 8月11日 10時39分)
米国務長官 ベラルーシ大統領選を非難「公正に実施されず」
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US Court Issues Summons for Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince
TEHRAN (FNA)- Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) has been issued a summons by a US court for a lawsuit by a former top Saudi intelligence agent who was reportedly targeted in a foiled assassination attempt.

The US District Court for the District of Columbia issued the summons on Friday, a day after Saad al-Jabri filed the lawsuit accusing MbS of sending a hit squad to Canada to try and kill him, according to Al-Jazeera.

A summons is an official notice of a lawsuit, given to the person or persons being sued.

Al-Jabri, who lives in Canada, reportedly under increased protection by police and private security guards, claimed that his close ties with the US intelligence community and deep knowledge of the prince's activities had rendered him one of the aspiring monarch's key targets.

"Few places hold more sensitive, humiliating and damning information about Defendant bin-Salman than the mind and memory of Dr. Saad - except perhaps the recordings Dr. Saad made in anticipation of his killing," the lawsuit read.

Saudi Arabia, which has issued Interpol red notices seeking al-Jabri's return - which have since been dismissed by the agency as political - has urged other countries to send al-Jabri back to the kingdom, accusing the former senior intelligence officer of corruption.

The summons, which named 12 people in addition to MbS, added, "If you fail to respond, judgment by default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint."

The suit asserts that MbS had ordered the detention of two of al-Jabri's children, who have gone missing from their home in the capital Riyadh in mid-March, and that other relatives have also been arrested and tortured "all in an effort to bait Dr. Saad back to Saudi Arabia to be killed".

The claims in the lawsuit are allegations which have not been proven.

"MbS will now vigorously lobby President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to issue what is called a letter of suggestion immunity," Bruce Fein, a former US associate deputy attorney general, told Al-Jazeera.

"It is rather an odd realm of law, but it asks the court to dismiss the case because it will interfere with the foreign relations of the US and relations with a head of state or high-level officials," Fein noted.

"But that means November [US elections] will be critical for Saudi Arabia. I can guarantee you right now that Saudi Arabia and the crown prince are talking with Pompeo and Trump asking them get him out of this," Fein stated.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:39| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


Masih Alinejad
Masoumeh "Masih" Alinejad-Ghomiは、イランのジャーナリスト、作家、政治活動家です。 ウィキペディア(英語)

Masih Alinejad なびく白旗@AlinejadMasih
Iranian journalist and activist. Founder of #WhiteWednesdays & #MyStealthyFreedom. My Email address: masih.author@gmail.com

最近、次の画像が流布しました。Denijal Jegić | دانيال ياغِتش@denijeg氏の2020/8/9のツイートに付されていたものです。

イラン国旗Mirza Aliイラン国旗@MirzaAli313_IR氏の2020/8/10のツイート
I have this photo of you and Pompeo, can I have your naked one with him too?!
Please please please目がハートの笑顔目がハートの笑顔目がハートの笑顔

being naked is not just taking off the clothes. The naked mind is shameful enough.

Debating on a Turkish news channel, Masih Alinejad suddenly lost her temper after another guest exposed that she is funded by the US government. She later became hysterical and rapidly moved her arms around after the other guest further exposed that she was attempting to take hold of five hundred million dollars of Iranian public assets confiscated by the Trump regime.


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ベイルートの爆発は核爆弾並みの威力 2

Analyst: US, Israel Beneficiaries of Beirut Explosion
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US and Israel gain the most benefits from the Tuesday explosion and devastation in Beirut, a prominent analyst said, adding that Tel Aviv and Washington have always been after economic and security pressures on Lebanon.
“At present, the Americans and the Zionist regime are the most beneficiaries, specially after one of Hezbollah forces was martyred in Israel’s bombings in the past few weeks and Israel feared Hezbollah’s harsh revenge,” Seyed Reza Sadr al-Hosseini told FNA on Wednesday.
“It seems that the Zionist regime benefits from the explosion in short term as it may delay Hezbollah’s retaliation,” he added.
Sadr al-Hosseini said that the US and Israel were in the past few years after increasing economic and security pressures on Lebanon to foment unrests and prevent internal integrity in the country.
A massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut on Tuesday, killing at least 100 people, wounding over 5,000 more, and smashing a vast area.
Terrifying footage showed a huge mushroom cloud of fire and smoke covering much of Beirut’s port area, blowing out windows and destroying buildings in the neighborhood, as a warehouse at the Beirut docks caught fire on Tuesday afternoon.
Photos on social media showed many buildings in the area damaged or destroyed, leaving residents covered in glass and blood.
Several smaller explosions were heard before the bigger one occurred and turned the city’s streets into a debris-strewn wasteland.
In addition to local authorities, more than 30 Red Cross teams are responding at the scene of the blast.
Health Minister Hamad Hassan blamed the explosion on a fireworks accident, ordering all hospitals in Beirut to prepare for the victims of the incident.
Head of the Lebanese Red Cross George Kettaneh also stated that hundreds of injured people were taken to hospital for treatment, while some still remain trapped in their homes.
Hotel Dieu Hospital in Beirut reported it was treating more than 500 injuries and was not able to receive more. Tens of injured needed operations, the hospital said appealing for blood donations. Rizq Hospital also said that it has admitted 400 wounded people.
The health ministry said all Beirut hospitals are overcrowded with those injured in the incident and can no more accommodate anyone.
Yet, the health minister told Lebanon's LBC News that hundreds are feared dead and thousands have been wounded in the blast. He added that the death toll now stands at over 100.
The Lebanese Red Cross also declared that over 5,000 people have been wounded in the incident, while the numbers are still expected to rise. It added that over 100 dead bodies have been collected from the scene of the incident so far.
Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud called it a "national catastrophe" and Prime Minister Hassan Diab declared a day of mourning.
“It resembles to what happened in Japan, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. That’s what [it] reminds me of. In my life, I haven’t seen destruction on this scale," Abboud added.
Badri Zaher, Director General of the Lebanese Customs House, declared that dozens of tons of nitrate had exploded in the port of Beirut.
Lebanese General Security Director Abbas Ibrahim also dismissed rumors of Israeli involvement, noting that a large cache of highly explosive sodium nitrate was stored at the site, after being confiscated off a ship several months ago. But he did not explain how the fire has started.
Early reports said a short-circuit has likely sparked fire at the warehouse where the huge sodium nitrate cargo was kept and fire later spread to an adjacent warehouse where a huge cargo of fireworks was stored.
Yet, there is still no official report on the exact cause of the blast, while a UN spokesperson told reporters that his organization is still unsure whether the explosion was "an accidental or man-made act".
Later, the Israeli Defense Force denied responsibility for the massive explosions in Beirut. Hezbollah has also denied the blasts were the result of a rocket attack.

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の2020/8/6のツイート
Trump has no filter. The generals told him it was an attack so he repeated it, even if it was classified or internal. That’s what we like about him.



※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/8/6のツイート

※ Russian Embassy in Lebanon@rusembleb
On August 6, 2020 the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations launched a search-and-rescue operation in the port of Beirut.

[ベイルート 7日 ロイター] - レバノンの首都ベイルートで4日発生した大規模爆発について、アウン大統領は7日、原因はまだ特定されていないものの、「ロケットもしくは爆弾などによる外部介入の可能性もある」とした上で、過失や事故も視野に入れて捜査を行うと表明した。

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の2020/8/8のツイート
The president of Lebanon rejected an “international” probe into what occurred in #BeirutBlast because that probe would never blame Israel. How dare foreigners even ask to probe into an internal issue anyway? The audacity.

I won’t be surprised if Lebanese politicians sent their men to destroy any documents about potential evidence of corruption.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:18| Comment(2) | 国際・政治


※ Carl Zha@CarlZha氏の2020/8/9のツイート
Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Spanish
※ Conrad Barwa@ConradkBarwa氏の2020/8/8のツイート
If you could instantly be granted fluency in 5 languages−not taking away your existing language proficiency in any way, solely a gain−what 5 would you choose?

Me: Bengali, Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish and Russian.


Carl Zha@CarlZha氏は、中国人若手歴史研究家。中国語に英語に加えて、アラビア語、日本語、ペルシャ語、ロシア語、スペイン語を修得できたらという希望です。


もう一人の方の希望Bengali, Mandarinは、ベンガル語、標準中国語ですね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


Doctors sound alarm as deadly tick-borne virus re-emerges in China, kills 7 so far
As if Covid-19 wasn’t enough, Chinese doctors are warning that the country’s population is threatened by yet another virus. The infection is passed by tick bites, but could also be transmitted between humans, experts say.

The SFTS virus has already infected around 60 people this year in China’s eastern Jiangsu and Anhui Provinces, and seven of them have died.

Symptoms of the potentially deadly infection include fever, cough, fatigue, nausea, and vomiting, as well as a decline in white blood cells.

SFTS isn’t exactly new, as the first cases of the tick-borne disease were reported in rural parts of the Hubei and Henan provinces back in 2009, and Chinese virologists isolated its pathogen in 2011.

The current case fatality rate of the re-emerging disease is between approximately 16 and 30 percent, according to the China Information System for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the infection is primarily transmitted through tick bites, transition between humans cannot be excluded, Sheng Jifang, a doctor from a hospital under Zhejiang University, told the Global Times, explaining that it could be passed through blood or mucous.

A 2015 outbreak of the same virus in Japan and South Korea had a mortality rate of more than 30 percent in both countries. The virus is known to be particularly harmful for older or immunocompromised people.

The doctors also warn that tick bites are a major transmission route not only for SFTS, but other infections as well. They say there is no reason to panic, however, if people exercise caution.

In 2018, the World Health Organization included SFTS on its list of the diseases prioritized for research together with the likes of Ebola, SARS and Zika. Those viruses were singled out due to their high potential to cause a public health emergency and lack of efficacious drugs or vaccines against them.

In December, China’s Wuhan became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, with the disease quickly spreading around the globe, infecting 19 million and killing more than 719,000.
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Covid-19 pandemic will ‘bring socialism to US’ and transform the world

Covid-19 pandemic will ‘bring socialism to US’ and transform the world – Nassim Taleb to RT
In a remarkable twist, the raging coronavirus pandemic has forced even countries like the US to adopt “socialist” welfare programs, acclaimed author and risk analyst Nassim Taleb has told RT.

While people spend days worrying about global wars, our biggest threats have always been the pandemics, the author of ‘The Black Swan’ and ‘Skin in the Game’ told RT’s Sophie Shevardnadze on her show SophieCo. Visionaries.

The advent of the novel coronavirus will tremendously change societies in many ways, making them better ready for future crises, he said.

“So the world will be different, wiser. But, hopefully, it will be good for peace, because people will understand tomorrow that the enemy is not some person with weapons. The enemy is that thing you don’t see: a tiny little germ you can have on top of a pencil,” the writer added.

What I think is going to happen is a transformation of economic structures to accommodate potential pandemics. Even if they never happen again, people will be prepared for them.

He cited the boom of teleworking, Zoom conference calls, and online shopping as examples of people adapting to the new reality.

According to Taleb, globalization would become more “guarded,” rather than disappear entirely. “The physical movement of population… would be reduced, and business travel will not be as active as we saw in the past,” he said.

One of the most remarkable changes the pandemic has brought, the writer noted, was how some governments have been “extremely helpful” to citizens trapped in quarantines and lockdowns. This touched the US as well, where a $2 trillion stimulus package was adopted in May, the largest in the nation’s history.

Who would have thought that the first socialist president of the United States would be Donald Trump? He gave people universal basic income for a few months, and they took possession of companies. If that’s not socialism, I don’t know what is. So, the individuals got a protective net that they didn’t have before.

“Mark my words, if you want a headline done – ‘Who would have expected the Covid to run both domestic and foreign policy?’, ‘Covid to bring socialism to countries like the United States,’” Taleb said.

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Don't fire missiles at Russia! Top military officers reveal Moscow could use nukes to respond to ANY rocket attack

Don't fire missiles at Russia! Top military officers reveal Moscow could use nukes to respond to ANY rocket attack

Fire any ballistic missile at Russia, and Moscow might respond with a nuclear warhead. That's according to the Russian Defense Ministry, which has publicly disclosed its conditions for launching a nuclear strike.

“Any attacking missile will be treated as a nuclear-equipped missile. Information about the launch of an automatic missile will be communicated to the country's top leadership, which, depending on the situation, will determine the scale of the nuclear forces’ response,” wrote Andrey Sterlin, a member of Russia's General Staff and Alexander Khryapin, a top military scientist, in the Defense Ministry's newspaper Red Star.

The pair explained that the Russian missile attack warning system cannot determine whether a launched missile is nuclear or non-nuclear and will, therefore, be treated as a worst-case scenario. Especially given the short response time available to a nuclear attack.

The New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) nuclear arms reduction agreement between the US and Russia is due to expire on February 5, 2021, with US President Donald Trump refusing to extend the end date, believing it is favorable to Moscow. The treaty limits the number of deployed strategic nuclear warheads, and allows both countries to monitor each other, both remotely and on-site.

Sterlin and Khryapin believe that the expiry of the treaty would enable the US to limitlessly build up their stock of weapons and once again leave the planet “teetering on the brink of a global nuclear catastrophe.”
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Failing upward? After botched Venezuelan regime-change, Elliott Abrams picked as Iran rep

Failing upward? After botched Venezuelan regime-change, Elliott Abrams picked as Iran rep
The US is putting Iran on regime-change notice, appointing Iran-Contra convict Elliott Abrams as Special Representative for Iran in addition to his duties as Special Representative for Venezuela, a State Department release shows.

Abrams, who oversaw a series of failed coups in Venezuela both in the past year and during the botched 2002 coup against then-President Hugo Chavez, will take over from Brian Hook, who has “decided to step down,” according to a press release from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Christina Ruffini@EenaRuffini
NEW: as reported by @SangerNYT @michaelcrowley, Iran envoy Brian Hook is leaving his post, to be replaced by Venezuela Envoy Elliott Abrams.
Pompeo lauded Hook’s efforts in the statement, declaring he had “achieved historic results countering the Iranian regime.” The outgoing official oversaw the Trump administration’s “maximum pressure” campaign against Tehran, leveling sanction upon sanction against the Islamic Republic after withdrawing the US from the JCPOA nuclear deal in 2018. Hook praised his own record to the New York Times on Thursday, declaring that “by almost every metric, the regime and its terrorist proxies are weaker than three and a half years ago.”

“We have been very successful,” he said.

Tensions between the two countries nearly spiraled into war in January after a US airstrike killed Quds Force leader Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, provoking a barrage of missiles from Iran targeting two coalition bases in Iraq. The US has also flooded the Persian Gulf with military assets and placed bounties on Iranian ships and other military assets.

Abrams has been a ubiquitous presence in the US’ regime-change efforts in Latin America, helping to replace left-leaning governments with right-wing dictatorships in El Salvador and Guatemala and attempting similar makeovers in Nicaragua and Venezuela. In 1991, he pleaded guilty to two minor criminal counts regarding the Iran-Contra scandal, in which the CIA illegally funneled weapons to the Nicaraguan Contras. However, he was subsequently pardoned by then-President George HW Bush and went on to continue undermining democratically-elected governments under George W. Bush and Donald Trump.

The promotion comes ahead of a hotly-anticipated UN Security Council vote on extending the arms embargo on Iran. If the measure does not pass, the US has threatened to trigger “snapback” sanctions agreed upon as part of the 2015 nuclear deal - despite having pulled out of the deal years ago and therefore lacking an ability to enforce its provisions as a “participating nation.”
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※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2020/8/7のツイート
Slush fund, pay-to-play Clinton Foundation facing financial meltdown

Slush fund, pay-to-play Clinton Foundation facing financial meltdown by Alex Christoforou Alex Christoforou November 13, 2017
Big Surprise: World’s largest corporations end contributions.
It should come as little surprise to see a new report detailing how the slush fund Clinton Foundation is now under severe financial strain after the world’s largest corporations are ending their contributions to the “charity.” And why would anyone in their right mind give a cent to the foundation which was merely a money laundering operation built on the Clinton’s influence and access in Washington DC.

Now that the presidential loser Hillary Clinton, is not sitting in the White House, the Clinton Foundation has no service to offer its “contributors.”

A new report by the International Business Times suggests the Clinton Foundation is facing a severe financial downturn after the world’s largest corporations ended all contributions to the slush fund “charity.”

Major corporations have stopped all donations to the Clinton Foundation ever since Donald Trump (not Hillary) won the 2016 US election. That list includes…“Boeing, Chevron, Daimler Trucks North America, Dell, Duke Energy, General Electric, Humana, Lockheed Martin and UPS.”

The IB Times reports…

Most of the companies that have previously donated to the Clinton Foundation didn’t contribute in the second quarter of 2017, according to the organization’s website, although some, including Acxiom Corporation, BTIG LLC, Google and Starkey Hearing Technologies, have. Cities, countries, foundations and other nonprofits also donate to the foundation, and some contributed in 2017.

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2020/8/7のツイート
Ex-FBI Director Comey is a former board member of HSBC, the Clinton Foundation & Drug Cartel ‘bank of choice’

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専門家の一部は 市場の先行きをこう見ている

‘Nasty days’ ahead for US stock markets no matter what government does, chief strategist tells Boom Bust

Jobless claims in the US are up for the first time in months as the pandemic continues to surge in some parts of the country. Meanwhile, the government is set to release the next round of stimulus funding to support the economy.

RT’s Boom Bust talks to Todd Horwitz of Bubba Trading about the new stimulus and the stock market’s reaction to that.

“We know that at some point markets are going to crack again, and probably hit the lows that we saw in March,” says Horwitz.

According to him, when you look at markets, “this is a typical type of action and a possible direction change. We can’t time it, but we can watch the action and be prepared for it.”

“What’s very important, we are going to get some nasty days no matter what happens or where we’re going, the market will get some nasty sell-offs,” Horwitz added.


私の個人的、直感的な印象ですが、次なる市場のsell offの後は、価格水準が元には戻らないのではないかと考えています。資産価格が相対的に大きく変化するはずです。




‘The world is going back to a GOLD STANDARD as the US dollar is about to collapse’ – Peter Schiff
As the world grapples with Covid-19, precious metals’ prices are pushing higher. Massive moves in gold and silver are coming, according to veteran stockbroker Peter Schiff.

He says silver may hit $50 per ounce. The rally will be short-lived, however, with Schiff describing the metal as “the new bitcoin.”

The rise in gold and silver price is “about to explode” and this is just the beginning of a much bigger move, according to Schiff.

“We’re barely getting started,” the CEO of Euro Pacific said in his podcast. He explained that is also coinciding with what’s happening to the US dollar, because gold is the greenback’s “principle competitor” when it comes to reserve assets.

“The US dollar is about to collapse and when it does, gold is going to take its place. The bottom can drop out of the dollar any day, and gold could go through the roof any day. So, this is a real race and you have to get out of the dollar before it’s too late,” Schiff said.

The yellow metal “will resume its role at the center of the monetary system,” and “the world is going back to a gold standard whether the Federal Reserve wants it or not.”

And that could happen as soon as this year or the next, according to Schiff.


※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/7/27のツイート

※ 旅人 @ Worldwide Traveler@Traveler33_3氏の2020/7/27のツイート








※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/8/1のツイート

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/8/1のツイート

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ベイルートの爆発は核爆弾並みの威力 1

‘A bomb of some kind’? Trump says US military officials ‘think’ deadly Beirut blast was an ATTACK
President Trump has claimed the blast that rocked Beirut was likely an “attack,” citing US military officials who “seem to believe” the explosion was not accidental, despite widespread reports it was a chemical warehouse accident.

The blast erupted at a port warehouse in the Lebanese capital on Tuesday, killing at least 70 people and leaving thousands injured. Though the exact cause of the explosion has not been determined, and no Lebanese official has labeled the incident an attack, Trump told reporters that the Pentagon believes a bomb was involved.

“It would seem like it based on the explosion,” Trump said when asked whether the blast was the result of an attack.

I met with some of our great generals, they seem to feel this was not some kind of manufacturing explosion type of event.. they seem to think it was an attack, it was a bomb of some kind.

Though rumors and speculation of a potential foul play swirled on social media following the explosion, both the Israeli military and the Hezbollah militant group have denied any involvement, while Lebanese officials have also brushed aside suggestions of an Israeli rocket attack. Instead, the head of the country's General Security Directorate, Abbas Ibrahim, said an “incident” at a chemical depot set off the blast, suggesting it was accidental.

Some 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate – a chemical commonly used in fertilizers, but also in explosives – had been improperly stored at the port warehouse since 2014, President Michel Aoun said in a tweet, calling it “unacceptable” while vowing that those responsible would face the “most severe penalties.”

WATCH enormous Beirut blast from 15 synchronized camera angles as mystery surrounding its cause persists
Videos of the devastating explosion at the port of Beirut that left over 70 people dead and thousands wounded continue to emerge, painting a comprehensive picture of the destruction - though shedding no light on its cause.

A mega-compilation of 15 different videos from witnesses to Tuesday’s catastrophic explosion in Lebanon’s capital has been compiled by RT. The synced-up clips give some idea of the far-reaching devastation caused by the blast, which authorities have traced to a 2,750-ton stash of explosive ammonium nitrate in a warehouse by the port (certainly not an Israeli missile, Lebanese and Israeli authorities as well as Hezbollah have stressed).

The casualty count continues to climb and hospitals in Beirut are said to be exceeding capacity. The blast was reportedly heard as far away as Cyprus, some 150 miles away from the port.

Despite the explanations supplied by Lebanese authorities, US President Donald Trump apparently felt compelled to weigh in on the incident during a press conference Tuesday evening, suggesting - “based on the explosion” - that it was an “attack, it was a bomb of some kind” after consulting with Pentagon generals.


Secretary General of Kataeb Party killed in Beirut Port explosion
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Secretary General of the Kataeb Party, Nizar Najarian, was reported dead after suffering a severe injury at the party’s headquarters during the massive blast at the Port of Beirut on Tuesday.

According to LBCI, the party’s secretary general died as a result of a severe head injury at the party’s headquarters, Beit Al-Wassit (Central House), in Beirut.

Beirut explosion seems a catastrophic ‘accident similar to 2001 Toulouse fertilizer factory blast,’ detonations expert tells RT
The massive blast that shook Beirut was likely caused by a fatal mishandling of hazardous materials, mirroring the explosion that leveled a fertilizer plant in France some two decades ago, a chemist and detonations expert told RT.

Tuesday’s explosion tore through a port chemical depot and sent a towering fireball and mushroom cloud into the sky over Beirut, leaving more than 70 people dead and some 4,000 injured. Though US President Donald Trump has mused that the incident was an “attack” caused by “some kind of bomb,” Frolov – who heads the combustion and explosion department at the Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow – said he’s confident the blast was a catastrophic accident.

The casualty count continues to climb and hospitals in Beirut are said to be exceeding capacity. The blast was reportedly heard as far away as Cyprus, some 150 miles away from the port.

Despite the explanations supplied by Lebanese authorities, US President Donald Trump apparently felt compelled to weigh in on the incident during a press conference Tuesday evening, suggesting - “based on the explosion” - that it was an “attack, it was a bomb of some kind” after consulting with Pentagon generals.

※ Michael Downey@mgdowney氏の午前5:23 ・ 2020年8月5日のツイート
BREAKING: Head of LAU Hospital is calling for evacuation of #Beirut due to the hazardous materials in the air from explosion. #Lebanon

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Concerns Over SAS Executing Unarmed Afghan People Withheld From Judge, Report Claims

Concerns Over SAS Executing Unarmed Afghan People Withheld From Judge, Report Claims

Fears over Special Air Service (SAS) troops killing innocent Afghans were reportedly expressed in emails disclosed to the High Court by an Afghani civilian, Saifullah Yar, who is demanding an investigation into the killing of his family in an SAS raid.

Senior officers from Britain's Special Air Service (SAS) expressed great concerns in emails over a so-called "rogue" SAS unit executing unarmed civilians in Afghanistan in 2011, The Times reported.

The alleged emails revealed that in a period of three months at least 33 people were killed during night raids at their homes, after surrendering but reportedly trying to pick up weapons. In one of the messages, an SAS commander said that the "disturbing" allegations raised the possibility of "a deliberate policy among the unit to engage and kill fighting-aged males even when they did not pose a threat".

The "disclosed" documents suggested there was a "horrifying pattern" behind the deadly night raids.

The cache of emails was reportedly disclosed as part of a case brought by Afghani resident Saifullah Yar, who wants justice for four of his relatives killed in one of the raids. According to the report, when the judge asked Defence Secretary Ben Wallace why the evidence was withheld earlier, Wallace claimed it was "not new".

"This is not new evidence and this historical case has already been independently investigated. These documents were considered as part of the independent investigations, which concluded there was insufficient evidence to refer the case for prosecution", he allegedly said.

Investigations into the "rogue" SAS unit were launched in 2017 after reports emerged that these troops allegedly committed "war crimes", killing innocent civilians in Afghanistan and falsifying mission reports to cover up the murders. The government, however, was reluctant to continue pursuing the investigation, thereby garnering accusations of a cover-up.

Afghanistan has been mired in political instability for decades, first a civil war and the Taliban insurgency, then a US-led invasion to purportedly curb terrorism. Forces from the United Kingdom were present in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2014 as part of a mission called the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

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※ Russian Mission UN@RussiaUNの2020/7/30のツイート
#Nebenzia: We mentioned already the news spreading in the media about the #oil spills. From a damaged storage facility oil gets into nearby streams, poisoning the #Euphrates
雫 drain. According to experts, it's an ecological time bomb not only for #Syriaシリア国旗 but also for #Iraqイラク国旗.

※ Russian Mission UN@RussiaUNの2020/7/30のツイート
#Nebenzia: #USアメリカ国旗, occupying #Syrianシリア国旗
oil fields, doesn't provide either financial or technical assistance to solve the oil spills problem. W/ production of 100 000 barrels/day, amounting to 太字のドル記号30-40 mln monthly, nothing's done to protect the #environment. http://bit.ly/3ga0nnG
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Passenger: US Officials Lie about Fighter Jets’ Move against Iran’s Civil Airliner
TEHRAN (FNA)- A Lebanese female passenger of Mahan Airline's Tehran-Beirut Thursday flight said American officials are lying about the route and distance of their fighter jets, and added that the two fighters had approached the civil plane in a provocative way.

Fatimah Hamdan of Tehran-Beirut flight No. 1152 described her witness account on the harassment of two US fighter jets against the passenger plane.

“We were in the Syrian space at 7:15 when suddenly a fighter jet approached us very much. Contrary to what they [Americans] claim that they were one kilometer away from the plane, their fight jets were in a short distance. Before I could hold my camera to take photos, all of sudden, I heard a noise and our plane started reducing altitude in the sky, and unfortunately nobody had fastened the belt - as it was not the time for it - and everyone rose to the air,” Hamdan said to Sputnik News Agency.

The fighter jets wouldn’t leave us; they were flying over and under [our] plane. Then the first fighter left and the second one appeared and started maneuvering and flew for a while over our head. Then it left, she added.

Calling the American fighter jets’ move as provocative and unnatural, the Lebanese lady went on to say that all passengers were horrified as nobody expected such an event.

Fatimah Hamdan, then, continued that most of the passengers got injuries as a result of sudden rising from their seats and hitting the ceiling with their head or shoulder.

She noted that the two American fighter jets flew for 3-4 minutes around the passenger plane and the Iranian plane landed at Beirut airport eventually calmly.

Two US fighter jets approached a Mahan Air Tehran-Beirut flight over the Syrian sky in a highly risky move and the captain of the Iranian passenger plane was forced to make a sudden change of direction and altitude, causing several injuries.

The captain of Mahan Air Flight No. 1152 later said the pilots of the two hostile planes have identified themselves as US army pilots during a radio contact.

A video posted by a reporter of Iran's state-run TV who was aboard the plane showed an F-15 fighter jet from the window of the plane and comments from a passenger who had blood on his face.

In a later interview from Beirut, the reporter said three passengers have been wounded during "the US planes' intentional move".

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said Iran's Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht-Ravanchi has informed the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres of the incident, and warned that "in case of any incident for this plane on the way back home, the Islamic Republic of Iran will take the United States responsible".

"A similar message has been sent to the Swiss ambassador to Tehran," the spokesman added. The Swiss embassy hosts the US interests section in Iran in absence of formal diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Mahan Air told FNA later that several passengers wounded during the incident were taken to a hospital in Beirut and others evacuated the plane sound and safe.

It said the passenger jetliner refueled to fly back to Iran.

The jetliner flew back home early Friday morning.

Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said threatening of Iran’s passenger plane by US fighter jets is a terrorist move, and added that CAOI has filed a complaint at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

Speaking to FNA on Friday about the hostile move of the US fighter jets against the Iranian Mahan Airbus late on Thursday, Eslami said, “This is a terrorist act which has been carried out by the US lawless and oppressive government. This is considered an international aggression typical of the lawless American government.”

The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran called for urgent investigation by ICAO into the threat posed by the US fighter jets to the Iranian passenger plane.

"Iran considers the US fighter jets' threats as blatant instance of the violation of international law, regulations and aviation standards," the CAOI wrote in a communique on Friday.

Iranian Vice President for Legal Affairs Laya Joneidi also said disturbing a passenger plane is equal to the violation of indispensable international rules and regulations.

Causing of disturbance for a passenger plane amounts to violation of the inalienable principles of international rules, Joneidi wrote in a note on Friday.

“The behavior of the fighter jets against Flight No. 1152 of Mahan Air and creating trouble for the passenger plane, and that in a third country’s soil [airspace], is in flagrant violation of aviation security and infringing the principle of freedom of flight for civil planes,” she said, and noted, “Furthermore, it is in contrast to article 3 and article 44 of Chicago Convention, the relevant appendices and Montreal 1971 Convention."

Joneindi underlined that the explanations presented by the US are unjustifiable and unconvincing; thus, “the measures taken by these fighters have caused international responsibility for their government and is liable to legal prosecution, including at the ICAO and International Court of Tribunal.”
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アフガンにいるタリバンの幹部のようです。襟のついた白いシャツに黒いチョッキ。前列右から2人の人はチョッキの胸ポケットにハンカチが見えます。白い帽子をかぶってこれが正式な装い? 暑いからターバンは巻いていないのでしょう。


中央がタリバンのポリティカルチーフ Stanikzai スタニクザイ。








Afghan president Ghani orders release of Taliban prisoners, important point of deal with US
President Ashraf Ghani has signed a decree pardoning Taliban fighters held in Afghan prisons. The move was part of the peace deal Washington made with the group, but official Kabul hesitated to act on it, demanding guarantees.

The Afghan president “has signed the decree that would facilitate the release of the Taliban prisoners in accordance with an accepted framework for the start of negotiation between the Taliban and the Afghan government,” Ghani’s spokesman Sediq Sediqqi tweeted on Tuesday, announcing the measure.

The decree will see around 1,500 Taliban militants freed from prisons across Afghanistan, starting within the next four days. Each of them will have to provide a written guarantee that they won’t be returning to the battlefield.

The Taliban have promised to honor the deal, saying that they would release around 1,000 Afghan government troops as part of the swap.

Under the agreement signed by the US and the Taliban in Qatar last month, as many as 5,000 members of the militant movement were to be released by March 10, to pave the way to intra-Afghan talks on the future of the country.

However, the deal got stuck in Kabul, where Ghani demanded “executive guarantees” the freed prisoners would not take up arms again.

In the meantime, Taliban attacks on the government forces continued. Last week, around 20 Afghan soldiers and police were killed in clashes with the group, forcing the US to retaliate with an airstrike and put the fragile ceasefire at risk of a collapse.

American troops began their withdrawal from Afghanistan earlier on Tuesday, however, with the US military’s spokesman Sonny Leggett announcing the start of the “conditions-based reduction of forces to 8,600 over 135 days.”

With the US determined to withdraw and leave the authorities in Kabul to fend for themselves, Ghani appears to have changed his mind in an effort to shore up his legitimacy. His re-election in the September 2019 polls, validated only three weeks ago, has been disputed as fraudulent by challenger and former aide Abdullah Abdullah.

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ロールスロイスのエンジンを積んだBoeing 737 がエンジン停止の恐れ? 韓国当局の動きが早い

South Korea’s Transport Ministry has told local carriers to carry out emergency inspections of Boeing 737s shortly after the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) revealed that the jets could be at risk of dual-engine failure.

In an emergency order released on Saturday, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT) said that nearly 150 jets operated by nine companies are subject to the checks. The inspections will target older Boeing 737 models (not Max planes which are still grounded) that are parked for at least seven straight days, or have had less than 11 flights since being returned to service.

The precautionary measure comes on the heels of the FAA’s Emergency Airworthiness Directive that instructed air companies to inspect some stored Boeing 737 aircraft as the air check valves on the planes could become corroded. This may cause a complete loss of power in both engines without the ability to restart and may force pilots to land before reaching an airport.

Most of the planes affected by the FAA directive are in the US, where around 2,000 older Boeing single-aisle jets have remained grounded as the coronavirus pandemic all but erased travel demand. Meanwhile, India has also ordered three domestic operators which have Boeing 737s in their fleet – SpiceJet, Vistara, and Air India Express – to conduct inspections.

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Top US general visits Israel




Top US general visits Israel amid heightened border tension
JERUSALEM - America's top general made an unannounced visit to Israel on Friday for talks on "Iran and regional security challenges", Israel's army said as it confirmed a reinforced presence on its northern border.

General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, held talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, alternate premier and Defence Minister Benny Gantz and Israel's army chief Aviv Kohavi.

Earlier on Friday, explosions on the Syrian side of the security fence in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights caused damage to a vehicle and a civilian building on the Israeli side, an army statement said.

The army said it was investigating the incident, and it was not immediately clear if there had been an attempted attack on Israeli positions from within Syria.

On Monday, five Iran-backed fighters were killed in an Israeli missile strike south of the Syrian capital Damascus, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The Iran-backed Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah, an ally of the Syrian regime, said one of its fighters was among the dead.

Israel has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of the country's civil war in 2011, but rarely comments on such operations.

The Israeli army then announced an initial reinforcement of the northern border on Thursday, with Israeli media reporting the move was made in response to threats of retaliation from Hezbollah.

A further troop reinforcement on the northern border was announced on Friday, with the army saying it had "elevated its readiness against various potential enemy actions".

"The Israel Defence Forces holds the Lebanese Government responsible for all actions emanating from Lebanon," the statement said, without making reference to Hezbollah.

Gantz said Milley's visit underscored the close security ties between Washington and the Jewish state and warned Israel was "ready for any scenario and any threat".

"I do not suggest our enemies to test us," Gantz said in the statement.
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