国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2020年06月20日

世界の軍事関係者の関心は防空システムに

ロシアのS-400を買ったトルコは、エルドアンがトランプからS-400破棄と引き換えに巨額の現金贈与を提示されたとか伝えられています。

トルコ以外の国も次々に導入意欲を見せています。それだけ威力がある。ミサイル時代に突入して防衛の要は地対空ミサイル防衛システムに移りました。

地対空ミサイル防衛システムでその優越性を示していたのがイスラエルのアイアンドームと呼ばれる防空システムです。ミサイルが飛んでくると迎撃用のミサイルが2発発射され、接近して破裂、破片で敵のミサイルを無力化するとされています。

このシステムは、イスラエルの企業が開発したものとされ、その技術が軍事関係者の関心を集めてきましたが、当然トップシークレット。迎撃ミサイルは、敵のミサイルの近くで破裂しなければ秘密漏洩防止のため自爆するとされていました。

ところが、先日、この迎撃ミサイルが自爆しないままガザに落下したのです。


これをどこが手に入れたか? 争奪戦が始まっているでしょう。この後の報道に注目です。

もともと空を高速で飛んでいる物に地上から物をぶつけるのは難しいことです。

2014年7月17日に、マレーシア航空17便撃墜事件がありました。撃墜に使われたのは地対空ミサイル、旧ソ連製のブークミサイルとの説もありますし、ウクライナ空軍の戦闘機だとの説もあります。

民間航空機が巡航速度で一定の方向で飛んでいれば、これを速度の速いミサイルで撃ち落すことは可能です。ですが、攻撃用のミサイルの速度は何倍も速い。そして飛行の方向性も変化します。

ですからミサイルでミサイルを打ち落とすのは、難しいのです。

ロシアのS-400は、高性能レーダーでミサイルの位置を把握し、高性能コンピューターで動きを計算して迎撃ミサイルに指示を出して敵の攻撃ミサイルに接近させているのでしょう。

しかし、イスラエルのアイアンドームの迎撃ミサイルは、地上からの遠隔操作よりもミサイルの内臓回路がミサイルの動きを規定しているようにも見え、その点では大変注目されるわけです。

日本が設置予定のイージス・アショアは、大陸から発射されミサイルをとらえて迎撃、撃墜するものですが、大陸から発射された弾道弾ミサイルが日本の上空に来る頃には、高度も高く、速度も上がっています。とても撃ち落せるものではない。もっと攻撃目標に近づいて高度が下がってからのほうが届きやすく、待ち伏せ可能です。

イージス・アショアは、未完成のミサイルシステムだとされますが、当然のこと。未完成のまま終わる可能性が強いです。カネだけ食って。

米国のパトリオットミサイルシステムは、イエメンがサウジの石油施設をミサイルで攻撃した際に一つも落とせませんでした。

とここまで書いたらビックリニュース
TASS@tassagency_enの2019/11/18のツイート
Russia, Saudi Arabia negotiating terms of implementation of contract for S-400 systems:
https://tass.com/defense/1089703

サウジならS-400 systemのオペレーションをロシアの兵士に委ねるはず。パトリオットを使った防衛システムで米軍兵士が駐留。呉越同舟で何からサウジを守る? イエメンのミサイルから?

・・・・・・

日本はイージス・アショアを導入しないことになったそうです。ブースターの落下地点を基地内にとどめるなぞできっこない話。迎撃ミサイルを鉛直に打ち上げないとそれはできません。もともとイージス・アショアは技術的なメドもついていなかったのです。有効な地対空防衛システムなら今頃世界中から予約が入っています。

こんな話に政府がコロッと騙されるというか、軽いノリで歓迎するというのは恐ろしいことです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:41| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

2020年06月19日

豪州は米国の僕

ロイター2020/6/11
豪首相「脅しには屈しない」 中国との関係悪化で
[シドニー 11日 ロイター] - オーストラリアのモリソン首相は11日、中国との関係が悪化していることについて、脅しには屈しないと述べた。
両国関係は、豪政府が新型コロナウイルスの発生源に関する独立調査を呼び掛けたことなどを受けて悪化している。
中国は豪州産牛肉の輸入を制限。豪州産大麦に追加関税を課したほか、豪州への留学を検討している中国人学生に対し、新型コロナの発生で中国人を含むアジア人を差別する動きが見られるとして慎重に判断するよう促した。新型コロナ感染を巡る人種差別と暴力を理由に豪州への渡航自粛も勧告している。
モリソン首相は2GBラジオに「豪州は開かれた貿易国だが、どこかに強制されて自分たちの価値観を売り払うことはしない」と発言。
3AWラジオとの別のインタビューでも、新型コロナでアジア人が差別されるとの中国側の主張について「馬鹿げた断定だ。中国指導部の見解ではない」と述べた。
同首相は2GBラジオに「豪州は世界最高の教育と観光サービスを提供している」とし「中国国民は実質的に自分自身の決断で豪州に来ることを選んできた。私は豪州製品・サービスの魅力に強い自信を持っている」と語った。

ロイター
アングル:中国との対立が飛び火、「留学生減」が豪経済直撃も
[シドニー 10日 ロイター] - 先進国の中で、新型コロナウイルス危機からいち早く脱したオーストラリアが、中国との関係悪化に揺れている。新型コロナの発生源調査問題に反発した中国政府は、さまざまな形でオーストラリアをけん制、その対象は教育にも波及した。豪政府も、経済への影響を懸念し始めた。
中国教育省は9日、オーストラリアへの留学を検討している学生に慎重に判断するよう促した。新型コロナウイルスの発生を受けて中国人を含むアジア人を差別する動きが見られると説明した。
中国は、オーストラリアにとって最大の貿易相手であると同時に、同国に最も多くの留学生の送り出している国でもある。豪政府のデータによると、2019年の海外留学生(中高等教育機関部門)の37.3%を中国人が占めた。
中豪関係は数年前から悪化していたが、豪が新型コロナウイルスの発生源について国際的な調査を呼び掛けたことでさらに悪化した。
中国は、豪製品ボイコット論や、豪農産品の輸入制限に動き、先週は新型コロナ流行に絡む中国人への人種差別と暴力を理由に、国民に豪への渡航回避を勧告した。
オーストラリアは、新型コロナの封じ込めに成功した国の一つだが、経済的な打撃は大きく、第1・四半期は9年ぶりのマイナス成長となり、30年ぶりの景気後退入りが予想されている。
中国政府が豪留学に「待った」をかけたことを受け、バーミンガム貿易・観光・投資相は10日、メディアに、中国人留学生が減少すれば、国内の大学に影響が出るだろうと述べた。その上で、それは中国人学生にとってもマイナスであり、長期的に「両国の相互理解の深化に寄与しない」との認識も示した。

毎日新聞2020年6月6日 18時25分(最終更新 6月6日 18時36分)
中国政府、オーストラリアに旅行しないよう呼びかけ 「差別や暴力増えている」
 中国文化観光省は5日、「オーストラリアで新型コロナウイルスに関連して中国人やアジア系への差別的な発言や暴力行為が明らかに増えている」として、「オーストラリア旅行には決して行かないよう」呼びかけた。
 新型コロナウイルスの発生源の独立調査などを巡り、中国とオーストラリアの対立が深まる中、中国は豪州産牛肉の輸入一時停止措置を取るなどしており、今回の呼びかけも経済面で圧力を強める狙いがあるとみられる。成競業(せいきょうぎょう)・駐豪中国大使は4月下旬、豪メディアの取材に豪産品のボイコットや中国からの観光客・留学生の減少をちらつかせていた。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/5/5のツイート
オーストラリア情報省職員がシドニーモーニングに、アメリカの武漢ラボ理論はメディアのために書かれたもので、情報収集に基づく証拠を含まないと述べた。

※ 宋 文洲@sohbunshu氏の2020/4/11のツイート
COVID19の祖先が米国と豪州にある
(ケンブリッジ大学発表)
COVID19が古い順でA,B,Cの3つの型が存在
武漢の患者は殆どB型。少数のA型患者になんと滞在中の米国人がいた。米国と豪州の感染者は主としてA型だ
C型は欧州に多いが、中国では見つからない
https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/covid-19-genetic-network-analysis-provides-snapshot-of-pandemic-origins

ロイター2020/6/19
豪政府やインフラ事業者などにサイバー攻撃、背後に中国との見方
[シドニー 19日 ロイター] - オーストラリアのモリソン首相は19日の記者会見で、同国の幅広い組織が「国家を基盤とする」高度なサイバー攻撃を何カ月も受けており、最近になって攻撃が強化されたと明らかにした。関係筋によると、豪政府は中国が背後にいるとみている。

この豪州の首相は先頭に立って中国との関係悪化を推進している。米国の言いなりに動くのが首相の座にあるために必須条件? 当分米中関係は沈静化しないようだ。 

2020年03月17日
豪州兵士がアフガニスタンで武器を持たない青年を至近距離から射殺
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:33| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

The Caesar Act comes into force starting this Wednesday

mko
@trappedsoldier

21分
シーザー法から、ホワイトヘルメットとISISとクルドSDFとアルカイダ、彼らの仲間のテロリストやエセNGOが除外されている! すごいな、アメリカ! シリアの市民は飢えさせ、ISISやアルカイダには援助?

※ Syrian Girlシリア国旗@Partisangirl氏の2020/6/17のツイート
The new inhuman sanctions "Caesar Act" sanctions the US is applying on Syria have made the situation worse.
But take heart, things are going to change soon.
Syria will endure.
And if we should fall, we will only fall on the bodies of our enemies.

Sputnik12:11 GMT 17.06.2020(updated 12:28 GMT 17.06.2020)
US Sanctions Against Syria Target Bashar Assad, His Wife Asma, Pompeo Says
The Caesar Act, signed by US President Donald Trump in December 2019, comes into force starting this Wednesday, imposing new sanctions on almost all Syrian economic and trade activities and anyone who does business with Damascus.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has stated that the 39 newly introduced sanctions designations against Syria target the country's president, Bashar Assad, and his wife, Asma, among others.
"Today, the Treasury Department and State Department are releasing 39 designations under the Caesar Act and Executive Order 13894 as the beginning of what will be a sustained campaign of economic and political pressure to deny the Assad regime revenue and support it uses to wage war and commit mass atrocities against the Syrian people," Pompeo said. "We are designating the architect of this suffering Bashar Al-Assad and his wife Asma al-Assad."
In early May, US President Donald Trump announced that he was renewing US sanctions against Syria due to the ongoing conflict in the Middle Eastern country.
At that time, the US president called on the Syrian government to end the war in the country and condemned Russia and Iran for what he described as support for Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Russia and Iran act as the ceasefire guarantors in war-torn Syria. Moscow carries out humanitarian operations across the Middle Eastern country on a regular basis and helps Damascus in providing safe passage for the return of Syrian refugees.

Bassem@BBassem7氏の2020/6/19のツイート
I am still struggling to understand this.
So Syrian Regime gave this person aka “Caesar” the complete freedom to document and picture 50,000 corpses, then they let him take the pictures home, then they let him flee the country with the evidence, does that make any sense!

Bassem@BBassem7氏の2020/6/19のツイート
In Syria, you can’t take a picture of a grocery store without a mukhabarat breathing down your neck, are you telling me they allowed one person to take pictures of 50,000 corpses, and just like that they let him escape the country

middleeastmonitor
On this day: the Caesar Act takes effect
In August 2013, a military defector, known by the pseudonym “Caesar”, sent and smuggled more than 50,000 photographs out of Syria.
On this day, 17 June 2020, America’s Caesar Syrian Civilian Protection Act of 2019 (also known as the Caesar Act) takes effect. The act, which was passed by the US Senate in December 2019, requires the US President to impose sanctions on members and allies of the Syrian regime, including Iran and Russia. The intention is to exert pressure on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his affiliates to end the devastating nine-year civil war.

In August 2013, a military defector, known by the pseudonym “Caesar”, sent and smuggled more than 50,000 photographs out of Syria, including 28,707 harrowing images documenting deaths in government custody. Caesar was a military forensic photographer in Damascus who took and archived thousands of these images. Some of the pictures, which were later displayed in the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, the UN headquarters in New York, the European Parliament in Brussels and the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, show emaciated victims, some with holes where eyes had been gouged out, others with limbs torn out of sockets, and many with visible signs of blunt force trauma.

Caesar testified in front of the US House Foreign Affairs Committee in July 2014. He showed investigators some of the images and called on the US government to take action against the Syrian regime to protect the tens of thousands of civilians held in the regime’s prisons. Fox News quoted Caesar as saying during his testimony, “No one here can bring their lives back to them but I am here to tell you there are 150,000 people still incarcerated… their fate will be the same fate as those I’ve taken pictures of.”

The pictures, and a 2014 report (known as the Caesar Report) claiming to detail the systematic killing of detainees by the government, sparked a Human Rights Watch (HRW) investigation into the veracity of the images and the allegations of systematic torture which surfaced as a result. The HRW report, published in December 2015 under the title “If the Dead Could Speak”, verified the authenticity of some of the photos and identified the number of documented cases, the victims and the most common causes of death.
The Legislation:
The Caesar Act, drafted as a result of Caesar’s testimony, was first introduced in 2016 by Representative Eliot Engel of New York who, along with the then Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ed Royce, helped to arrange the Syrian military defector’s testimony and to write the bill. Initially, the legislation faced opposition from the Obama administration, which argued that it could damage the US government’s diplomatic capabilities. Nevertheless, the Caesar Act was passed by lawmakers in November 2016, despite White House resistance.
In the Senate, however, the legislation faced continued resistance as a stand-alone Act, resulting in its inclusion in the National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2020 (NDDA). The Caesar Act, as part of the NDDA, was finally passed by the Senate on 17 December 2019 and signed into law by Donald Trump a few days later. The legislation included a six-month deadline for imposing sanctions, ending today.

What’s happening now?
From today, sanctions will be imposed on Syrian government officials, including President Bashar Al-Assad, and foreigners who provide support to the regime, or are implicated in human rights abuses and war crimes committed against the population.
The bill also targets companies worldwide that do business with the Syrian regime, specifically those which sell aircraft equipment which is later used by the state military; provide construction and engineering services to the government; or facilitate the maintenance or expansion of natural gas or petroleum production.
According to the legislation, people who fall into these categories will have property assets in the US frozen and will be banned from receiving or holding a visa for the US.
The sanctions exclude the Rojava region in north-east Syria, known as the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
What’s next?
Sanctions must be imposed for five years under the legislation but can be lifted provided six requirements are met. These are: an end to Syrian and Russian aerial bombing campaigns which target civilians, hospitals, schools and markets; removal of restrictions on humanitarian aid to remote and besieged zones; the release of all political prisoners, with human rights organisations given access to detention centres and jails; the right of return for displaced Syrians; and the fair trial of officials implicated in war crimes cases.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:07| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリア北東部へひた走る2千台のタンクローリー



シリアは産油国ですが、東北部にある主要油田地帯はクルドと組んだ米軍が占領しています。米軍やテロリストは小麦や大麦の収穫期の畑に放火しています。シリアの通貨シリア・ポンドは暴落。北西部ではトルコリラが使われるようになっています。
米国や欧州の経済妨害に対し、イランやロシアが援助を始めています。タンクローリー2千台ですから国中から集めたのでしょう。トルコに原油が密輸されていた際に使われていたタンクローリーより旧式です。ラタキアの近くで精製したガソリンを北東部ハサカ方面に運んでいます。

ラタキアとタルトゥースの中間辺りに大きな製油施設があります。テロリストの攻撃は受けなかったようです。M4を走ってカミシュリまで9時間近くかかります。



zerohedge.
Syria & Russia Thwart US Oil Blockade With Massive Fuel Convoy To Northeast Syria
by Tyler Durden Sat, 06/13/2020 - 17:15

To the consternation of the West, Iran and Russia have increasingly turned from assisting Assad's military effort to aiding Syria as it struggles to survive sanctions and a collapsing economy.

At a moment US special forces still occupy the bulk of oil and gas fields in northeast Syria, also in support of the Kurdish-led SDF, Damascus has ramped up efforts at busting past US lines with Russia's help. It should be underscored that this is all happening within UN-recognized Syrian sovereign territory.

"On Saturday, more than two thousand oil tanks coming from the Syrian coast, arrived in Al-Qamishli to help the citizens in northeastern Syria," Beirut-based war monitor al-Masdar News reports.

Iranian oil has been supplying the country via the second largest port city of Tartous, after last year a national fuel shortage resulted in sometimes miles-long lines at gas stations, amid the broader economic crisis, which is currently witnessing runaway inflation.

RT Arabic published footage of a large oil convoy as it traveled along the M-4 Highway to make deliveries from a coastal refinery to al-Qamishli, very near US-occupied territory where American and Russian troops have squared off lately.

RT Arabic reported drivers in the convoy as saying: “the U.S. Caesar sanctions have not been imposed on the oil and gas sector yet,” according to a translation.

Another added that “the results will be disastrous for the Syrian people if these sanctions are applied to the energy sector.”

Over the past months there's been multiple incidents at checkpoints in northeast Syria involving US and Russian/Syrian convoys in direct stand-offs.

The Caesar sanctions are expected to go into effect later this month, tightening the noose further on Syria's already war-ravaged and sanctioned population, made worse by the ongoing economic crisis in neighboring Lebanon.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ベテランエコノミストがドル暴落を予測

Sputnik International14:37 GMT 17.06.2020(updated 14:50 GMT 17.06.2020)
Veteran US Economist Predicts Dollar’s Crash
Oleg Burunov. Sputnik International
https://sputniknews.com/business/202006171079642198-veteran-us-economist-predicts-dollars-crash/

Last week, veteran economist Stephen Roach wrote in an op-ed for Bloomberg that a 35% decline in the dollar’s value against other major currencies may take place in the coming years.
先週、ベテランの経済学者であるステファン・ローチ氏は、ブルームバーグの署名入り記事で、他の主要通貨に対するドルの価値が今後数年間で35%下落する可能性があると述べた。
Stephen Roach, a senior fellow at Yale University and former Morgan Stanley Asia chairman, has warned that the US dollar “is going to fall very, very sharply” in the not-so-distant future as the era of the American national currency apparently comes to an end.
イェール大学のシニアフェローで元モルガンスタンレーアジアの会長であるステファン・ローチは、それほど遠くない将来に米ドルは「非常に急激に下落」しつつあり、米国通貨の時代が明らかに終わりを迎えると警告した。
Speaking to CNBC’s “Trading Nation” on Monday, Roach referred to the US economy and said that it “has been afflicted with some significant macro imbalances for a long time, namely a very low domestic savings rate and a chronic current account deficit” that may add significantly to the dollar’s collapse.
月曜日にCNBCの「トレーディングネーション」でローチは米国経済に言及し、それが「長期的にいくつかの大きなマクロ不均衡、つまり非常に低い国内貯蓄率と慢性経常赤字に悩まされており」、それがドル崩壊に大きく寄与すると述べた。
All this is “going from bad to worse as we blow out the fiscal deficit in the years ahead”, the veteran economist pointed out.
ベテランのエコノミストは「今後数年間で我々が財政赤字を膨らませるので、これらすべてが悪化の度合いを増す」と指摘した。
As for the national savings rate, it will likely “go deeper into negative territory than it has ever done for the United States or any leading economy in economic history”, according to him.
彼によると、国家貯蓄率に関しては、「米国や経済史の主要な経済についてこれまで見られた以上にマイナスの領域に深く入り込む可能性がある」と述べた。
In this vein, Roach argued that the dollar’s crash is virtually inevitable and may take place in the next few years.
このような流れで、ローチはドルの暴落は事実上避けられないものであり、今後数年で発生する可能性があると主張した。
“Generally, it’s a negative implication for US financial assets. It points to the probability of higher inflation as we import more higher cost foreign goods from overseas, and that’s a negative for interest rates”, he underlined.

The economist expressed concern that the possible collapse of the dollar may fuel a so-called stagflation crisis, when prices rise sharply while economic growth is muted.

The comments followed Roach arguing in an op-ed for Bloomberg last week that his forecast that “a 35% decline in the value of dollar could well be in the offing is couched in terms of the comparison between the US and the currencies of a broad basket of America’s trading partners”.

In the article, the economist also emphasised that the argument that there is no alternative to the US national currency “makes little sense”, adding at the same time that “a forecast of a weaker dollar requires some combination of a strengthening” in China’s yuan and the euro.

The op-ed comes as the greenback, which marked its 235th birthday on 6 June, remains the main global reserve currency, with more than 50 percent of the total gold and foreign exchange reserves stored in dollar assets.

bloomberg2020/6/19
米財務長官、制裁がドル優位弱めると懸念していた−ボルトン氏
ボルトン前米大統領補佐官(国家安全保障問題担当)のトランプ政権の暴露本で、ムニューシン財務長官がトランプ政権の経済制裁への依存拡大に対する主な反対者として描かれている。ムニューシン長官は、経済制裁への過度の依存がドルの優位性を弱めると懸念していたという。
  ボルトン氏は近く出版予定の著書で、ベネズエラやロシア、中国などに対する厳しい経済制裁にムニューシン長官が反対していた複数のエピソードを説明。ムニューシン氏は、他国がドルの使用をやめることや、世界金融システムへのストレスが大きくなり過ぎることを懸念していた。
同書によると、ムニューシン長官は米金融システムへの他国のアクセスを阻止した場合、「世界の準備通貨としてのドルの地位を損ない、ロシアや中国などの国々にユーロやカウンター・トレードなどの手法での取引を促すだろう」と主張していた。
  ボルトン氏の著書「The Room Where It Happened」の新刊見本をブルームバーグ・ニュースが入手した。
  ムニューシン氏は18日に声明で、同氏が閲覧した同書の抜粋が「うそや事実に関する間違いにあふれている 」とコメントした。
  ボルトン氏によれば、ムニューシン氏の最大の罪は、ボルトン氏が政権に達成してほしいと思っていた外交政策目標について考えるのではなく、制裁が米国経済に及ぼす影響について懸念していたことだ。
  ボルトン氏は、ムニューシン氏が「使命よりも米国経済への二次的な影響の方を心配している」とのロス商務長官の発言を引用し、「全くその取りだ」と同意した。
  ボルトン氏は、ムニューシン氏が制裁や関税に関する議論に負けた時のエピソードも楽しげに描いている。中国に巨額の関税を課す考えにムニューシン氏が青ざめた際、「トランプ氏はムニューシン氏に『君はしゃべりすぎる。怖がるな』と述べた」という。
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2020年06月17日

中国とインドが国境地帯で衝突

中国とインドの国境地帯で軍が衝突して死傷者が出ています。火器を使った衝突ではないようですし、大事になることはないでしょう。最初のツイートは中国人の若い方(この方は将来が楽しみ)、下のほうにあるのはトルコ語のツイートです。シリアなどの紛争を追っている方のようです。シリアやイラクの現状からすれば、まさに子供の喧嘩。

※ Carl Zha@CarlZha氏の2020/6/17のツイート
Predicting future is foolhardy but I will bite:
There will be no war btw China and India, not now, not in 5 years. But border tensions will be a persistent feature because it’s useful for certain groups

※ Carl Zha@CarlZha氏の2020/6/17のツイート
Neither gov of India nor China interested in a hot war. Latest deaths clearly an accident due 2 geography of clash site resulting in soldiers falling 2 their death while fighting w sticks and stone in middle of night. Two sides will posture for domestic consumption then back down



GoogleMapで確認するとこんな場所です。急斜面の峰を境界線が通っています。 真夜中こんなところで殴り合ったらそりゃ転げ落ちて死ぬ人が出ますよね。





SPUTNIK2020/6/17
China Calls Situation on Border With India 'Stable and Controllable'
The day before, following clashes between India and China along the so-called Line of Actual Control (LAC), New Delhi stated that it was committed to maintaining peace at the border with its northern neighbour.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry stated on Wednesday that the situation on the border remains stable and under control following the recent clash with India.
The ministry also noted that China isn't the one to blame for the recent skirmish.

中国とインドの国境での紛争の結果:
7人のインド人兵士と5人の中国人兵士が死亡した。 21人のインド人兵士と11人の中国人兵士が負傷した。
34人のインド人兵士が中国軍に捕らえられた。 交渉後、2人のインド兵(1人の大佐1人)以外の兵士が解放された。

「緊張は中国とインドの上位兵士の間で穏やかな口調で始まった。緊張はけんかになった。石、棒、ナイフ、崖から投げられたり落下した結果、死傷者が出た。」
Baburnama@Babur_nama午後1:42 ・ 2020年6月17日
"Üst rütbeli Çin ve Hindistan askerleri arasında, ılıman tonda başlayan görüşmede gerginlik arttı. Gerginlik kavgaya dönüştü. Ölüm ve yaralanmalar taş, sopa, bıçak ve kayalıklardan atılma/düşme neticesinde gerçekleşti."

殺害されたインドの兵士の数は20を超えています。
Baburnama@Babur_nama
Ölen Hint askeri sayısı 20'yi geçti.

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2020年06月16日

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s claim that there was “no slavery” in Australia のウソをFACEBOOKが逆に拡散

RT2020/6/15
Facebook ‘appears’ to resolve issue after ‘blocking & banning’ users who shared article with photo of Aboriginal men over ‘nudity’


Facebook “appears” to have resolved the issue after it blocked and banned users for sharing a Guardian article about the site’s algorithms removing a photograph of Aboriginal men in chains over “nudity.”

The social media giant apologized on Saturday for incorrectly blocking the 1890s photograph posted by a user in response to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s claim that there was “no slavery” in Australia. The post was restored when Guardian Australia asked if it had been automatically flagged in error.

However, Facebook then began blocking and banning users who attempted to share the Guardian’s article about the removal, citing the same breach of community standards.

On Monday, the newspaper reported that “dozens” of readers had said that when they attempted to post the link to the article detailing the incident, they received a message saying it violated site guidelines − including the user who originally posted the image.

Some of those trying to share the article were even “banned from posting” on the social media platform for up to 30 days, the Guardian said. Facebook finally “appeared” to have properly resolved the issue on Monday afternoon “after further inquiries” from the newspaper.

Canadian journalist Cory Doctorow tweeted about the incorrect censorship, arguing that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg should not be making decisions about “the social lives and political discourse” of its 2.6 billion monthly users.

“NO ONE is capable of doing that job,” he said. “That job should not exist.”

Facebook has been in the hot seat over its content policies in recent days as many people called for it to remove inflammatory posts by US President Donald Trump, including one which threatened that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts” in relation to protests and unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd.

Zuckerberg said last week that the platform would“review” its policies for handling content which violates or partially violates its current rules.
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Americans after Buying Time in Talks with Iraqis

FARSNEWS2020/6/13
Official: Americans after Buying Time in Talks with Iraqis
TEHRAN (FNA)- The first session of the strategic negotiations between Washington and Baghdad showed that the Americans are after buying time, a senior Iraqi official said.

"The first session revealed that the Americans are after buying time in Iraq rather than urgent materialization of goals," the official told the Arabic-language al-Arabi al-Jadid news website on Saturday on condition of anonymity.

The official said that the two sides agreed that there should arise no political crisis and confrontation between Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi and the political stream which opposes the US presence in Iraq.

He added that the final statement of the meeting might somehow satisfy the political groups which do not favor the US deployment in the country.

US and Iraq officials agreed to reduce the number of American troops in the Middle East country in the coming months but, following resumption of dialogue, fell short of providing a timeframe.

The decision was announced on Thursday following the long-anticipated talks, the first strategic dialogue between the two countries in a decade.

Chaired by the Senior Under Secretary of Iraq's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abdul Karim Hashem Mustafa, and US Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale, the talks were limited to a short preliminary online session due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions.

They laid out the agenda for what is expected to be a months-long discussion focused on US troops' withdrawal along with the future of security, counterterrorism, political, economic and cultural relations.

In a joint statement issued on Friday, the US reiterated its commitment to withdrawing its troops from Iraq but fell short of announcing a timeline.

The Iraqi parliament has passed and approved a plan to expel foreign troops from its soil on January 6, 2019, two days after the assassination of late Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Lieutenant General Qassem Soleimani, Deputy Chairman of al-Hashd al-Shaabi Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis and their companions in the US military terrorist attack, near Baghdad airport.

Baghdad-Washington strategic negotiations include the US military presence in Iraq, US military support for Iraq to fight against the ISIL remnants, commitment to protect foreign companies operating in Iraq, and hygienic help for the coronavirus patients.

Yet, the talks are legally binded by the parliament approval on the US military pullout and cannot delay to reverse the legislation legally as the government is duty-bound to comply with parliament approvals.

FARSNEWS2020/6/15
Iranian Envoy: IRGC Quds Force Commander's Visit Not Related to Iraq-US Talks
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi said that the recent visit by Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Major General Esmayeel Qa'ani to Baghdad was in line with strengthening bilateral ties and was not related to the strategic talks between Iraq and the US.

"The negotiations between Iraq and the US is an internal issue and the decision depends on Iraq, itself. Rest assured that Iran will support any agreement that the Iraqi government inks and the parliament approves," Masjedi said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Iraqiyah news channel on Monday.

"The recent visit by Mr. Qa'ani is not related to these talks and he had earlier traveled to Iraq too," he added.

"Mr. Qa'ani has always visited Iraq upon an official invitation and with coordination with the Iraqi officials and any meeting he makes is in line with strengthening relations between the two countries," Masjedi said, adding that the Iraqi officials welcome and pay the same level of respect to General Qa'ani that they did to martyred Quds Force Commander General Soleimani.

His remarks came after the Associated Press claimed in a report on Thursday that "for his second visit, Ghaani had to apply for a visa, something unheard of in Soleimani’s time − a bold step by Baghdad’s new government effectively curtailing Iran’s freedom of movement inside Iraq".

"The episodes, relayed to The Associated Press by several Iraqi officials, illustrate Iran’s struggles to maintain sway over Iraqi militias six months after America assassinated Soleimani and top militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in a drone strike. Iran at the same time is grappling with the economic fallout from U.S. sanctions and the coronavirus outbreak," it added.

But senior Iran analyst, Seyed Mostafa Khoshcheshm, rejected the claims, questioning AP's fact-checking and authentic writing standards.

"Disinformation campaign again. IRGC Qods [Force] Commander Major General Ghaani, like martyred General Soleimani and all other Iran officials, didn't even need a visa to visit Iraq under a long time visa-waiver agreement for diplomatic visits," he wrote on his twitter page on Thursday.

"But for western media, authentic writing seems to be of no value in case of Iran," Khoshchesm said.
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UAE finances anti-Turkey PKK terrorists in northern Iraq

Press TV20206/15
UAE finances anti-Turkey PKK terrorists in northern Iraq: Report
A report says the United Arab Emirates has allegedly provided financial support to the anti-Turkey PKK militant group in Iraq's northern semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.

A security source at the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) told the London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper that the authorities had imposed limitations on money transfers coming from the UAE.

The source said any money transfers exceeding $1,000 coming from the UAE to the region's foreign exchange companies and banks required a "proof of approval" from security authorities.

The move comes amid reports that the UAE has provided financial support to anti-Turkey Kurdish militants in recent months.

The source, who asked not to be named, said the new measure will be applied to all exchange companies in Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah.

The PKK, designated as a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and European Union, took up arms against the Turkish state in 1984. More than 40,000 people have been killed in the conflict, focused in southeast Turkey.

On Sunday, Turkey’s Defense Ministry announced the country's fighter jets had bombed the positions of Kurdish militants in northern Iraq .

Relations between Turkey and the UAE have been strained since Ankara sided with Qatar after Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic ties with Doha in June 2017 and imposed a series of economic sanctions against the tiny sheikhdom, accusing it of sponsoring terrorism and destabilizing the region.

Qatar has rejected the claims while maintaining that it is paying the price for its independent foreign policy.

UAE failed expansionism in Libya, Yemen costs billions of dollars: Report
A report says the UAE’s expansionist policy and its involvement in conflicts in Libya and Yemen have cost the country billions of dollars.

Ankara and Abu Dhabi are also at odds over the situation in Libya, where the two countries support opposing sides of the conflict.

In 2017, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meant the United Arab Emirates when he hinted at a Muslim country that had spent billions to topple the Turkish government in a coup in July 2016.
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2020年06月14日

Ajamu Baraka: George Floyd Triggered Turning Point in US

FARSNEWS2020/6/14
Ajamu Baraka: George Floyd Triggered Turning Point in US
TEHRAN (FNA)- Ajamu Baraka, prominent American human rights activist, says Americans, who have become aware of their rulers’ lies, are becoming united to defy the curfews and massive military deployment after the tragic police violence in George Floyd case.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with FNA, Ajamu Baraka said, “What we are going to see is something very similar to what happened in France, where there was only one issue that brought people, the yellow vests, to the streets; but then, it transformed into something else. I think we might see something very similar happening in the US, as people are angry and scared and they are full of real anxiety about their future.”

Ajamu Baraka is an American political activist and former Green Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2016 election. He has been involved in numerous anti-segregation activities. Baraka has served on the boards of several human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Africa Action. He runs Black Alliance for Peace, a US-based think tank defending the rights of black people.

Below is the full text of the interview:

Q: Why do you think the US police is applying such heavy-handed tactics to suppress the protesters calling for respect for African Americans’ human rights?

A: The real issue is the potential rebellion coming from workers and black people to the complete collapse of the US economy and the austerity measures that have been in place for the last few decades. So, a heavy-handed police response helps to gain the perception that the police have the capacity to handle any illegal or even legal uprisings from the people. What people have to understand is that this is a new mood in the US that regular tactics of intimidation are not going to be very effective. People are really upset and know the George Floyd’s case was a trigger. We have already seen that they have been defying curfews and massive deployment of military. The intimidation factors are not as pronounced as they may have been just a couple of months ago.

Q: President Trump made a posting on his twitter page, stating “...when the looting starts, the shooting starts...”. Did you expect such a reaction from the US President?

A: We did not expect that the President of the United States would be so open and articulating a policy position that was no different than the kinds of the positions that the US used to condemn the leaders of other countries in relationship to certain kinds of unrest that they might be facing in their countries. That is why the Black Alliance for Peace made and appeal to the United Nations; because, we felt that the tweet clearly indicated the US authorities are quite prepared to engage in repression against their citizens. If the US can appeal to the UN and claim there is human right crisis in other countries, even after they have agitated and maybe even provoked people to rebel against their states, and then make claim that those governments attempted to try to handle those uprisings by violating human rights of their people, then the US should be held accountable to the violation of human rights in the US. We believe that there should be one standard for all nations.

Q: Being faced with the US police heavy-handed response, do African Americans continue to call for their rights?

A: We are not disappointed at all, as the human rights crisis in the US is an ongoing crisis. It did not just emerge with the George Floyd situation. We have been agitating at the UN for quite some time. So, the crisis continues. Hundreds of African Americans are dying unnecessarily every day for Covid-19. They are dying of governmental neglect. They are dying because they have been forced back into the economy because the state does not have to provide any economic support for them while they are attempting to try to manage the virus. So, this is the ongoing problem. We have eighty million people without any medical coverage in this country as the consequence of Covid-19, and there were almost thirty five million people who did not have medical coverage before Covid-19. So, [due to] the inability and reluctance that is of the USA to protect the basic human rights of its citizens for healthcare, social security and work places free of intimidation and violent actions from the police forces, these human rights issues will continue. Therefore, we will continue to raise it in the international forums so the people can understand the human rights crisis we are facing in this country.

What we are seeing in the US is just a turning point. People are becoming radicalized as a consequence of the actions by the rulers that indicate that their lies made nothing. They are only concerned about they can profit and so the people are starting to make a connection. George Floyd was only a trigger and what we are going to see is something very similar to what happened in France, where there was only one issue that brought people, the yellow vests, to the streets; but then, it transformed into something else. I think we might see something very similar happening in the US, as people are angry and scared and they are full of real anxiety about their future.

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2020年06月13日

ダマスカス北部の山間の町 解放感を味わう人々

この町はキリスト教徒が多く住んでいるんですね。教会が多く、女性の服装も西洋風です。



上の画像は、次の地図の真ん中の下のほうから上のほうを撮影しています。




でもこんな山間の町で住民は何で生計を立てているんでしょう。

・・・ここまで2018-09-15に掲載・・・

こちらもクリスチャンの町のようです。やはり谷あいにある。同じ町ですね。









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The unipolar world that the US wanted is over

presstv
Tuesday, 09 June 2020 4:01 PM [ Last Update: Tuesday, 09 June 2020 4:02 PM ]
The unipolar world that the US wanted is over: Scholar
An American human rights and peace activist has said that the United States has plenty of missiles and bombs but very little humanitarian assistance to offer to the world, adding that all this shows that “the unipolar world that the US wanted is over.”

Daniel Kovalik, who teaches international human rights at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday.

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has hailed Iran, Russia, China, and Cuba as real friends of Caracas and expressed gratitude for their humanitarian aid.

"Humanitarian aid is coming from China, Russia, Iran and Cuba. They are true friends," Maduro said in a televised speech on Sunday.

He also rebuked the US, saying Washington had promised $20 million in aid, "but not a single dollar came through".

The United States has over the past few years imposed harsh economic sanctions on the oil-rich South American country to pressure the country's President Maduro to step down, forcing millions of Venezuelans to abandon their homeland due to a lack of basic food and necessities.

The sanctions, which include the illegal confiscation of Venezuelan assets abroad and an economic blockade, have caused enormous suffering for millions of people in the country.

Last month, Iranian tankers delivered much-needed gasoline to the Latin American country facing a fuel crisis.

Upon the arrival of the first Iranian tanker, Venezuelans stormed Twitter to express gratitude towards Tehran for the shipments.
Venezuela hails Iran, Russia, China, Cuba as true friends

Kovalik said, “The huge irony in all this is that while the US is critical of all the countries you've just named (China, Russia, Iran and Cuba) in terms of their human rights policy, the truth is those are the countries that have really shown true solidarity during this COVID-19 crisis.”

“Cuba stepped up by sending doctors and supplies to many different countries including some in Western Europe like Italy to fight the pandemic when Italy said they had been abandoned by the EU,” he added.

“The US sanctions against Venezuela has denied it critical medicines, before this crisis and during it. Meanwhile, Russia sent five months worth of insulin to Venezuela -- insulin being one of the things that Venezuela can't get because of the sanctions,” he stated.

“I think what this is all showing is that the unipolar world that the US wanted is over, and people are going to be looking to countries like China and Russia and Iran and Cuba now for help, because they see that the US has very little help to give. The US has missiles and has bombs plenty, but very little help to give,” he noted.
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2020年06月10日

えらくニュースが多い

Protesters at Oxford University Demand Removal of Cecil Rhodes Statue - Video

Will China Finally ‘Offload’ Its Hefty US Debt?
China remains the world’s second-largest holder of US treasuries, standing at about $1.08 trillion. Japan is number one, with $1.26 trillion in US debt.
Growing tensions between the US and China over the handling of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally prompt Beijing to “use its more than $1 trillion hoard” of American Treasuries “as financial leverage against the US”, the website Market Watch reports.

The potential scenario could take place as the US Federal Reserve System is dealing with unprecedented measures amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The Fed had already almost zeroed the key rate and launched a programme of unlimited purchase of government bonds and mortgage-backed securities.

In the first quarter, over two trillion dollars were poured into the national economy to help it stay afloat in the face of the coronavirus pandemic’s impact.

In this context, CNBC cited analysts from Standard Chartered Bank as saying in late May that the Fed could finally take its benchmark funds rate into negative territory in case of a “disappointing economic rebound and exhaustion of other policy options”, something that may be used as a last resort.

The Fed is expected to announce its decision on the key rate on 10 June, with speculation already swirling that a below-zero rate may ultimately result in the dollar's devaluation, which may in turn prompt investors to turn away from relying on the US national currency.
Сhina Reportedly Mulls Slashing ‘Vast Holdings’ of US Treasuries

The Standard Chartered Bank analysts’ remarks came after the newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported that Beijing may decide to cut “its vast holdings of US Treasury securities” in the next few months in response to bilateral trade tensions and Washington’s accusations of COVID-19 coming from a Chinese biolab.

The newspaper cited unnamed White House sources as saying that in order to tackle the coronavirus fallout, Washington may finally cancel “some or all of the nearly US$1.1 trillion debt that the United States government owes China”.

The SCMP also referred to Cliff Tan, East Asian head of global market research at the Japanese bank MUFG, who called the scenario “such a crazy idea that anyone who has made it should really have their fitness for office reconsidered”.

“We view this as largely a political ploy for [US President Donald Trump’s] re-election and a cynical one because it would destroy the financing of the US federal budget deficit”.

Iris Pang, Greater China chief economist at ING Bank, in turn, suggested that Beijing would try to shun swiftly offloading its US government debt without mulling over other punitive measures against Washington.

Pang predicted that in the next few months, China may halt its Treasury purchases “to send a clear signal of its intentions; if it decides to do that, it could make actual sales [of its other holdings] at a later date”.

The SCMP noted in this vein that China is able “to spark a crash in the US dollar and financial markets by flooding the market with US Treasuries for sale, which would push down US bond prices and cause yields to spike”.

This scenario, however, “would also ignite a global financial catastrophe, hurting China as well”, according to the newspaper.

The US Treasury Department has, meanwhile, indicated in its report that China’s Treasury holdings plummeted to $1.09 trillion in February from a peak of US$1.32 trillion in November 2013. Beijing is currently the world’s second-largest foreign holder of US Treasuries after Japan, which has $1.26 trillion in US debt.

Busted? Secret Client 'Made Indian Tech Firm Spy on Foreign Gov’t Officials, Businessmen For Years'
New Delhi (Sputnik): For the last seven years, an Indian IT firm called BellTrox, based in the capital city New Delhi, has been assisting a private client – something which has now landed it in hot water for allegedly being part of hacking attacks targeting prominent Americans, Europeans, Mexicans, French, and South Africans.

BellTrox Infratech, founded in 2013 by a young tech entrepreneur named Sumit Gupta, has been called out by the Toronto-based web whistleblower Citizen Lab for supposedly targeting government officials, business biggies, politicians, lawyers, and environmentalists from around the world.

Citizen Labs first started investigating the leads in 2018 after getting in touch with former BellTrox employees and online evidence.

"This is one of the largest spy-for-hire operations ever exposed", Reuters quoted Citizen Lab researcher John Scott-Railton as saying on Tuesday. He also shared some info about the alleged hack attack on Twitter.

They Couldn't Care Less: Swedish Authorities are Leaving Elderly COVID Patients to Die, Doctor Says
by Ekaterina Blinova
Despite Swedish health authorities' assertions that the COVID situation is largely under control and that the country's strategy has proven "good", the total number of deaths tells a different story, says Swedish medical doctor Jon Tallinger, explaining why over 90% of those deceased are elderly Swedes.

Sweden's chief epidemiologist Anders Tegnell deems that Sweden's way of handling the coronavirus pandemic was "right", admitting, however, that the country failed to protect its elderly.

"We knew that group was very vulnerable and that we would have a high mortality rate if they were infected", he said in an interview with the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter earlier this month. "But we didn't know that the infection would get in so easily and be so extensive".
How Swedish Elderly Were Denied Intensive Care

As of 9 June, Sweden's COVID-related death toll amounts to 4,717 people, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre. More than 90% of those deceased are Swedes over 60 years old, with the highest number of deaths being among individuals in the age group above 80 (over 66%). As the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare confirms, 50% of elderly fatalities occurred in the country's nursing homes, while another quarter received home help services.

Meanwhile, the Swedish Intensive Care Registry's data indicates that of 2,248 coronavirus patients who have so far received treatment in intensive care units (ICU), only 108 (or 4.8%) have been those aged over 80. One might wonder as to why the most vulnerable group has received the least care.

Jon Tallinger, a Swedish general practitioner (GP) and human rights activist, has an explanation for this: according to him, the country's authorities have knowingly abandoned old Swedes.

"A lot of elderly in homes for the elderly are denied basic healthcare when they get sick. They are not sent to the hospital when sick, and are offered morphine instead of oxygen when they are suffocating", he says, highlighting that patients aged 60 and above with multiple conditions as well as patients aged above 80 have been denied ICU care, while at least one third of nursing homes have COVID-19 cases.

The doctor reveals that in accordance with official directives, elderly patients with COVID symptoms, such as difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, are not forwarded to hospitals for intensive care with potential oxygen treatment, but are included in palliative care and prescribed morphine. Thus, a document issued for physicians at Karolinska University Hospital in April claims that intensive care is not required for people with a "biological age over 80" or for those above 60 with multiple conditions.

Likewise, a directive of the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare for Region Gävleborg dated 17 April 2020 reads that those with "high biological age and a high degree of morbidity" are "not relevant for intensive care". It continues to say that "oxygen therapy is not relevant for palliative or curative care of COVID-19 patients in nursing homes or special accommodation", asserting that "opioids provide better symptom relief [for the elderly] than delivery of oxygen".

That's not the case, the doctor argues, since morphine further complicates the absorption of oxygen and eventually accelerates asphyxia, thus leading to the death of a COVID sufferer. Tallinger is not the only doctor who has raised a red flag over the lethal side effects of opioid treatment of coronavirus patients: speaking to the TV4 broadcaster on 11 May, Swedish Professor of Geriatric Medicine Yngve Gustafson confirmed that by administering palliatives, such as morphine and midazolam, to elderly patients with COVID symptoms, "one quickly suffocates [them], because both drugs deteriorate breathing".

Swedish Health System Was Already In Crisis Before COVID Pandemic

However, the situation is far more complicated, according to Tallinger.

"Sweden has a strategy of herd immunity which is doing nothing. The result is that there are many more dead per million than any other country. Sweden had no pandemic plan at all. We have the least hospital beds in Europe and the healthcare system was in crisis before COVID-19", the doctor says, recollecting that in 2017, Sweden had 2.22 hospital beds per 1,000 people and 5.8 ICU beds per 100,000.

In addition, the pandemic exposed a striking lack of protective gear in the country's hospitals. According to the doctor, it is no coincidence that Swedes are not being asked to wear masks, when nursing home staff are not asked to wear protective gear to protect the elderly – in fact, there is not enough personal protective equipment (PPE) in national storage.

In March 2020, Dagens Nyheter reported, citing healthcare employees, that protective equipment such as respiratory masks were running out, with the actual numbers of affordable PPE being shrouded in secrecy.

A survey conducted by the Swedish newspaper indicated that 11 regions in Sweden had admitted that a lack of PPE, relevant equipment, as well as staff shortages posed a significant challenge amid the pandemic. Citing anonymous sources working in ICUs, the media outlet also cited shortages for advanced heart-lung machines, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machines (ECMO), and drugs, including two types of antibiotics used in treating pneumonia – which is a frequent complication of COVID.

Aftonbladet raised the alarm over the lack of PPE on 25 March, while on 16 April the newspaper published a story that under different circumstances would have sounded "like a 1 April joke" about how raincoats from amusement parks were being used to protect medical staff at several Swedish hospitals against the coronavirus.

What is being called a "coronavirus strategy" is in fact a disguise for Sweden's unpreparedness for a health crisis, with the elderly being the first to suffer, according to the Swedish doctor.

Despite the government and state media's efforts to downplay the calamity, it's difficult to conceal the emerging problem, which prompted Swedish prosecutors to launch an investigation in early May into an elderly care home in Stockholm where the spread of the coronavirus resulted in the death of over a third of its residents, according to Bloomberg. However, Tallinger calls for a broader inquiry by the World Medical Association into how the Swedish government and Public Health Agency have handled the coronavirus pandemic.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:15| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年06月09日

アジア人は、ブラック・ライブズマター抗議運動に連帯すべき

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:47| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Iran to execute ‘CIA agent’ who helped US target Quds Force General Soleimani – judiciary

RT 9 Jun, 2020 07:58
Iran to execute ‘CIA agent’ who helped US target Quds Force General Soleimani – judiciary

Tehran’s judiciary has sentenced to death an Iranian man convicted of disclosing the whereabouts of Qassem Soleimani, the renowned chief of the elite Quds Force, who died in a US missile strike earlier this year.

Tehran’s judiciary has sentenced to death an Iranian man convicted of disclosing the whereabouts of Qassem Soleimani, the renowned chief of the elite Quds Force, who died in a US missile strike earlier this year.

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd, as he was identified by an Iranian judiciary spokesman, has been sentenced to capital punishment by a “revolutionary court.” The man, who is said to have worked for the CIA and Israel’s secret service Mossad, was a source of information on the location of Qassem Soleimani, a long-serving commander of Iran’s shadowy Quds Force.

General Soleimani, who rose to fame during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, led the Quds Force – the most secretive part of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard Corps – from 1998 until his death in January 2020.

He was killed in a targeted missile strike while traveling from Baghdad Airport with a few of his aides and commanders of Iraq’s Shiite militias. Tehran vowed to avenge Soleimani’s killing even before his remains were laid to rest in his hometown of Kerman.

On January 8, Iran launched volleys of missiles at two bases that housed US troops on Iraqi soil. The assault, largely viewed as a warning sign from Tehran, caused damage to military hardware but inflicted no human casualties – although over 100 troops were later diagnosed with brain injuries, according to the Pentagon.

Tehran notified Baghdad before the attack, and the early warning was reportedly passed on to the US military.

Washington later defended the decision to assassinate Soleimani, insisting the general plotted attacks against American forces and had a “horrible past.” Nevertheless, the US’ own defense secretary admitted that he “didn’t see” any specific evidence to suggest those attacks were imminent.

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「米国、欧州は彼らが世界中に種を蒔いたのと同じカオスが帰ってきている」

米国各地や欧州で広がっている人種差別に反対する抗議活動についてロシア外務省のザハロバがコメントしています。とても皮肉が効いています。まさにそのとおりです。

RT2020/6/8
‘US, Europe getting back SAME CHAOS they've sown around the world’ – Russia’s FM spokeswoman on riots in America
「米国、欧州は彼らが世界中に種を蒔いたのと同じカオスが帰ってきている」–アメリカの暴動に関してロシアのFMスポークスウーマン

The West has encouraged destabilization and divided groups against each other around the globe, but now its own problems are of the same nature, according to Maria Zakharova, Russia’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman.
ロシアの外務省スポークスパーソン、マリア・ザハロワ氏によると、西側諸国は不安定化を助長し、世界中でグループを互いに敵対させたが、今や彼ら自身の問題が同じ性質を持つ。

“By sowing chaos [abroad], they’ve got chaos at home,” Zakharova pointed out, when asked about the reasons for the current unrest in the US and in some European countries, during her appearance on Rossiya 1 TV channel.
「海外で混乱の種をまき散らすことで、彼らは家の中で混乱を抱えている」とロシア1テレビチャンネルに出演しているときに、米国および一部のヨーロッパ諸国での現在の騒乱の理由について尋ねられたとき、ザハロバは指摘した。

“Everything they’ve been embedding into the world’s consciousness – they’re reaping it now.”
「彼らが世界の意識に埋め込んできたすべて–今彼らはそれを刈り取っています。」

The heated riots involving clashes with police, torched buildings and large-scale looting are a direct consequence of the ideas that Washington has been promoting around the globe in recent years, such as “destabilizing the situation, playing on the inner differences that exist in every country and every society," she said.
警察との衝突、焼け焦がれた建物、そして大規模な略奪を含む激しい暴動は、ワシントンが近年世界中で推進している、状況を不安定化させ、どんな国、どんな社会にもある内部の食い違いを利用するようなアイデアの直接の結果です。と彼女は述べた。

The US administration has been actively and openly supporting opposition groups in countries which promoted policies that were undesirable to Washington, swiftly siding with demonstrators in Venezuela, Hong Kong, Iran and elsewhere, no matter how violent these were.
米国政府は、ワシントンにとって望ましくない政策を推進している国々の野党グループを積極的かつ公然と支援しており、ベネズエラ、香港、イランなどのデモ参加者たちがどれほど暴力的であっても迅速にその側に立っていました。

But the US, and parts of Western Europe to a lesser extent, have found themselves gripped by protests, after African-American George Floyd died in police custody in Minneapolis in late May.
しかし、米国および西ヨーロッパの一部では規模が小さいとは言え、アフリカ系アメリカ人のジョージ・フロイドが5月下旬にミネアポリスで警察に拘禁されて死亡した後、抗議行動に襲われた。

Thousands of people took to the streets to decry police brutality and, although many rallies were peaceful, some turned violent in Minneapolis, Washington, New York, Atlanta, Chicago and many other cities.
何千人もの人々が警察の残虐行為を非難するために通りに出て、そして、多くの集会は平和的でしたが、ミネアポリス、ワシントン、ニューヨーク、アトランタ、シカゴおよび他の多くの都市では暴力的になりました。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Start the suicide watch

Prince Andrewの口封じが行われるのではないかとの見方が出ています。

※ WillフタコブラクダMenaker@willmenaker氏の2020/6/8のツイート
Start the suicide watch
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※ Mirror Breaking News@MirrorBreaking_の2020/6/8のツイート
BREAKING: US 'demands UK hands over Prince Andrew to appear in court over Jeffrey Epstein links'
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共同2020/6/9 10:28 (JST)
スペイン検察、前国王を捜査へ
サウジ高速鉄道巡り金銭疑惑
 【パリ共同】スペイン検察当局は8日、サウジアラビアでの高速鉄道建設計画に絡み、前国王フアン・カルロス1世を捜査すると発表した。スペイン紙パイスによると同国企業の受注を巡る不正な金銭授受の疑惑に関わった疑いがある。
 スペインの企業連合は2011年、サウジ西部の聖地メディナとメッカを結ぶ高速鉄道の建設計画第2期を受注した。リベートの一部が前国王に渡ったとの疑惑がある。
 スペイン国王は在位中、免責特権があり、検察当局は14年6月の退位後に関し、刑事責任を追及する事実があるかどうか調べると説明した。10年代に象狩りなどで批判を浴び、高齢などを理由に退位した。

共同2020/6/8 10:55 (JST)6/8 11:05 (JST)updated
米、英王子の引き渡しを要請か
富豪の性虐待に関与疑惑聴取で
 【ロンドン共同】米富豪による少女への性的虐待事件に関与した疑惑が浮上しているアンドルー英王子について、米司法省が聴取のための引き渡しを英政府に正式要請したと、英大衆紙サン電子版が7日、報じた。
 米英間の刑事共助条約に基づいて5月に英内務省へ要請があったが、英側の対応は決まっていないという。
 アンドルー王子はエリザベス女王の次男。少女に対する性的虐待罪で米国で起訴され、勾留中の昨年8月に自殺した米富豪ジェフリー・エプスタイン被告と親交があったとされるが、事件への関与は否定している。://mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/b
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:36| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

英国で奴隷商人の像が倒され川に投げ込まれた

2020年6月8日BBC
イギリス奴隷商人の銅像、抗議者たちが引きずりおろし海へ 英南西部
アメリカで黒人男性が白人警官の暴行で死亡したことを機に、イギリス各地でも人種差別に抗議するデモが相次いでいる。
英南西部ブリストルでは7日、奴隷商人の銅像を抗議者たちが台座から引きずりおろし、市中を引き回した後、ブリストル湾に投棄した。
銅像は17世紀の商人エドワード・コルストンのもので、約8万人の男女や子供をアフリカ大陸からアメリカ大陸に奴隷として送り込んだとされている。
地元エイヴォン・アンド・サマセット警察は、「器物損壊行為」について事件として捜査すると声明を出した。



RT2020/6/9
Family of George Floyd, activist groups demand UN probe into US police brutality & human rights ‘crisis’
The families of George Floyd and others slain by law enforcement have joined the ACLU and hundreds of other activist groups in urging the UN Human Rights Council to convene an urgent meeting to address police violence in the US.

The victims’ families – which include those of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Michael Brown and Philando Castile, who were all killed at the hands of police – made a joint call with the ACLU and some 600 rights groups on Monday. In a statement, they asked the UN’s top human rights body to give “international scrutiny” to the police brutality issue and the “repression of protests” sparked by Floyd’s killing in late May.

“I want people across the world and the leaders in the United Nations to see the video of my brother George Floyd, to listen to his cry for help, and I want them to answer his cry,” Floyd’s brother, Philonese, said in the ACLU statement, referring to shocking footage of the fatal arrest in Minneapolis.

I want to appeal to the United Nations to help him. Help me. Help us. Help black men and women in America.

Questions remain about how quickly such a meeting could be held, given that the UN body was forced to call off its last session in March over fears of Covid-19, planning its second of three yearly sessions sometime in June. At least one-third of the Human Rights Council’s 47 members would have to approve the special session before it could be called; no vote has yet been held. The problem is further compounded by the Swiss government’s coronavirus containment policies, which still bar gatherings of more than 300 people, complicating any future meetings in Geneva.

The families and rights groups have demanded an independent probe into police killings of unarmed black Americans in recent years, in addition to “violent law enforcement responses to protests.” Following Floyd’s killing, heated demonstrations across all 50 US states have frequently descended into riots, looting and arson, with local authorities calling in National Guard troops and police reinforcements in a number of cities to quell the unrest – at times inflicting violence on peaceful protesters and journalists in the process.

“It’s time the United States face the same scrutiny and judgment it is quick to pass on to other countries,” said Jamil Dakwar, director of the ACLU’s human rights program.

As communities in the United States call on their leaders to divest from policing and end structural racism, the United Nations must support these domestic demands by holding the United States accountable for its human rights violations.

Washington pulled out of the Human Rights Council in 2018, insisting the body had a “well-documented bias against Israel” and counted “authoritarian governments” among its members.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:29| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年06月07日

オーストリアの個人補助も この方の経歴もすごい

※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7氏の2020/5/30のツイート
こ、これはすごい…
7月から6ヶ月間、フリーランスのアーティストに毎月12万円の支給を国が決定しました…
オーストリア
オーストリア国旗
ありがとう…
号泣
https://derstandard.at/story/20001177

https://twitter.com/Musikmusik7/status/1269191789195464706

※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7
ちょっともう、凄すぎて言葉失った…
オーストリア政府からメールが来た。
「"カムバック・オーストリア"の一環で、皆さまに補助金を出しましたが、予算が余っているので、もう一度申請してくださった口座に、500ユーロを数日後に振り込みます」だって…
赤くなった顔
握った手

なんでこんなに優しいの!?
日本と違いすぎ
赤いビックリマーク

※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7氏の2020/6/6のツイート
一律給付してないんですオーストリア。フリー、経営者、会社員、バイト、それぞれ職業によってもらえる額が違う。500〜2400€で、すでに2、3回振り込み完了。
因みに私はフリーランスのアーティストが本業で、今回の補助金とは別に、7月から6ヶ月間、毎月12万円貰えるんです

※ れいわ勝手に応援団 in Europe!ウィーン 組の1人(&アジア・中東・米・北欧・NZ)@Musikmusik7氏のプロフィル
奨学金を借りて日本の美術大学に通っていたが、途中ではたと気がついた。卒業しても返せないと…一念発起して日本の大学を2年でやめ学費がほとんどないヨーロッパの大学へ入り卒業、同大学で講師歴8年目、在欧歴16年目。自力で2年分の奨学金を返すのに10年かかった。日本の大学費を安く!現在海外邦人30名でれいわ活動中!共産党も好き
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:13| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年06月06日

米国のシリア政策はもう虚構の中にしか存在しない

自分たちがテロリストを使ってやったことが、アサドがやったことにできればどんなに心の重荷が楽か、その気持ちはよくわかる。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:29| Comment(0) | 国際・政治