国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2020年08月12日

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.


上の動画からキャプチャー









次に核爆弾であったかどうかですが、爆発時の気流は東に向いています。そのため利用可能な測定ポイントがありません。



イタリアのシシリー島でスパイクが観察されていますが、シシリー島の時間で19時はベイルートの20時です。大きな上昇は14時ころ、ベイルート時間で16時ころですから、時間的には爆発よりも前です。



それにロシアの捜索隊が犬を連れて現地に入っています。危険な放射能レベルであれば、捜索活動は行わないでしょう。

核爆弾ではない? CTBTOが何か発表するかどうか。

焦点:ベイルート大爆発の謎、硝酸アンモニウムは「所有者不明」

Syrian Girl
@Partisangirl

1時間
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

2020年08月11日

ベラルーシの抗議運動はポーランド、英国、チェコを含む外国から司令されていたとルカシェンコ

RT2020/8/10
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」
 ポンペオ米国務長官は10日、旧ソ連のベラルーシで現職のルカシェンコ大統領が6選を決めた大統領選(9日投開票)に関し「自由で公正に実施されなかったことを深く懸念している」とする声明を発表した。ベラルーシ政府に対し、市民の平和的な集会に参加する権利の尊重や不当に拘束された市民の解放を要請した。
 声明は、選挙で厳しい立候補の制限▽地方の投票所での独立した監視活動の禁止▽野党候補者に対する脅迫▽平和的な抗議活動の参加者やジャーナリストの拘束――があったと指摘し「選挙の手続きを台無しにした」と批判。また、インターネットを遮断し、市民が選挙やデモの情報を共有するのを妨げているとして「強く非難する」と強調した。【ワシントン鈴木一生】
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:29| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月10日

サウジの皇太子MbSが米国の裁判所から呼び出しを食らう

FARSNEWS2020/8/10
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

イランの女性ジャーナリストが米国政府から資金供給されていたことを討論番組の中で暴露される

Masih Alinejad
ジャーナリスト
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

Pouria@Pourias28氏の2020/8/9のツイート
being naked is not just taking off the clothes. The naked mind is shameful enough.

FARSNEWS2019/12/14
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.


右側の男性の顔が笑っています。


中東にはこういう方が多いのか、それとも暴露される社会環境があるのか。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 09:05| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月09日

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.

この画像の衝撃波による白い雲のドームは、核実験の際に見られるものです。







空の機影はミサイルではなくジェット機ですね。上の動画でジェット機の音が聞こえるのと符合しています。シリアンガールは、トランプがフィルターなしでしゃべるのが良いところと言っています。「攻撃」の可能性が高いと思います。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/8/6のツイート
2013年9月23日:2,750tの硝酸アンモニウムを積んだ貨物船が、グルジアからモザンビークに向かう途中で故障し、ベイルート港に入港。港湾当局は船の出航を禁止、高額修理費のためオーナーが所有権を放棄。裁判の結果、乗組員は下船を許可される。当局は硝酸アンモニウムを港の倉庫へ移動。



※ 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。
これまでに20人が拘束されたという。
アウン氏は当初、港の倉庫に長年保管されていた大量の硝酸アンモニウムに引火したと説明。ある関係者は、初期段階の調べでは過失が原因とみられると指摘した。

※ 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.

Bassem@BBassem7氏の2020/8/9のツイート
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

今、何語を学ぶ?

※ Carl Zha@CarlZha氏の2020/8/9のツイート
Arabic, Japanese, Persian, Russian, Spanish
引用ツイート
※ 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。

歴史家としては、日本語は必要かも。アラビア語、ペルシャ語、ロシア語がわかれば、中東からユーラシア大陸の東半分はカバーできる。

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

致命的なダニ媒介性ウイルスが中国で再び出現、7人が死亡

RT2020/8/8
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.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:30| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Covid-19 pandemic will ‘bring socialism to US’ and transform the world

RT2020/8/8
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.




posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:09| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月08日

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.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:39| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月07日

Failing upward? After botched Venezuelan regime-change, Elliott Abrams picked as Iran rep

RT2020/8/6
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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クリントン財団は寄付が激減したらしい

※ 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’
https://21stcenturywire.com/2016/07/13/fbi

コーメイがクリントン私設サーバー問題で揺れ動いたのは無理からぬことだった。彼は自身の保身を最優先した。暗殺されかねないのだから。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:47| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月06日

専門家の一部は 市場の先行きをこう見ている

RT2020/7/24
‘Nasty days’ ahead for US stock markets no matter what government does, chief strategist tells Boom Bust
政府が何をしようとも、米国の株式市場の前途には「厄介な日」が待ち受けている、とチーフ・ストラテジストがブームバストに語る

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.
「我々は、ある時点で、市場は再び割れ、3月に見られた安値に達する可能性があることを知っています」とHorwitzは言います。

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.
「非常に重要なことは、何が起ころうと、どこへ行こうと、厄介な日を過ごすことになるでしょう。市場は厄介な売り切り、下落を受けるでしょう」とHorwitzは付け加えました。

・・・・・

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。

特にドルが暴落した後の影響は大きいでしょう。日本の日銀や年金管理機構の保有資産は大幅に劣化、年金減額が俎上に上るでしょう。

日本は子供がどんどん減っていますから労働力人口も減少、技術立国も他国に抜かれつつあります。円安に転換して昂進すれば、輸入品の価格が大幅上昇です。生活は大変厳しくなりますね。

無能な政治家を選んでいると、そうなるのは必定。それがいつ目に見え、痛みを覚えるようになるか、時間だけの問題でしょう。

RT2020/7/22
‘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.


2020/7/27為替のドル安が再燃の気配です。金先物が大幅上昇。ドル円も円高方向に振れています。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/7/27のツイート
価値のないジャンクを担保にどんどん借り入れるメガバンク・ヘッジファンドetc。完全な金融犯罪だが、連銀と財務省と司法省、法律顧問会社がタッグを組み、絶対に起訴されない仕組みにしている。しかし確実に奈落の底へ。。。

※ 旅人 @ Worldwide Traveler@Traveler33_3氏の2020/7/27のツイート
この数ヶ月でアメリカドルの増刷量は中国の数十年間頑張って稼いだドルより多いですもの
冷や汗をかいている顔
世界にびっくりさせることを平気でやりますね。インフレを他国へ転嫁!
なのに、円高!
アメリカの経済が悲惨な状況なのに、DAW平均が上がっている。
例えばテスラの状況が最悪でも株価が上がっている
冷や汗をかいている顔

2020/7/28、ドル安傾向継続、数日前から銀の価格が大幅上昇です。

FRB、緊急融資プログラムを12月31日まで延長(従来9月30日)

bloomberg2020/7/29
ドルの基軸通貨としての地位にリスク、金上昇が証明−ゴールドマン
世界の基軸通貨としてのドルの地位が脅かされつつあることを最近の金相場の急上昇が証明していると、ゴールドマン・サックス・グループが指摘した。
  ゴールドマンのストラテジストらは、米金融当局が「インフレ・バイアス」の方向にシフトする可能性や政治的不確実性の増大、新型コロナウイルスの米国での再拡大を巡る懸念などをドルが直面するリスクとして挙げた。新型コロナ対策のための債務膨張で、ドルの通貨価値が劣化する恐れもあると付け加えた。
  ダニエル・シャープ氏らストラテジストはリポートで、「基軸通貨としての米ドルの寿命に対する本物の懸念が浮上しつつある」と指摘。「金は最終手段と見なされる通貨だ。各国政府がそれぞれの通貨を劣化させ、実質金利を史上最低に押し下げている現在のような環境では特にそうだ」と分析した。
 ゴールドマンは1年先の金相場予想を1オンス=2300ドルと、従来の2000ドルから引き上げた。
  一方、ブルームバーグ・ドル・スポット指数はここ10年で最悪の7月を終えようとしている。
  ゴールドマンは、米国および各国の債務水準の上昇が、中央銀行や政府がインフレ高進を許すリスクを高めるとして、「結果として拡大したバランスシートと膨大なマネー創造が通貨劣化の懸念をあおる」と指摘。「経済活動が正常化した後の将来のある時点で、積み上がった債務の負担を軽くするために中銀と政府にインフレ加速を容認させる力が働く」と解説した。

・・・引用終わり・・・

GSは金価格はまだ上がると見ていますね。機関投資家などがすでに腹いっぱい買い込んだ後ですが。

2020/7/31、前日からTOPIXの値下がりが始まっていましたが、7/31は日経225、TOPIX共に大きく値下がり。東京都で新規感染者400人超と伝えられるなど新コロナウィルス感染拡大の深刻化が影響とされていますが、もう何日も前から始まっていたことです。

某製薬ベンチャーの株価グラフです。新コロナウィルスのワクチン開発着手が好感されて株価が5倍になりました。ですが、ワクチン開発は各国が総力を挙げて取り組んでおり、臨床テスト間近なところもあります。それにこのベンチャーのワクチンは遺伝子組み換え技術を使った前例の乏しいもののようです。開発に時間がかかるでしょう。信用買い残が1700万株。買い手はうまく逃げられるか。



※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/8/1のツイート
米国が大量発行する米国債を購入し、中国が損失を引き受けることは絶対ない。米連銀は金利をほとんどゼロにした上、3月には無制限の量的金融緩和QEを約束。米連銀のバランスシートは、年初の450兆円から現在800兆円に増加。金融緩和によって、米国は負担を他国に押し付ける。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/8/1のツイート
緊張激化策の目的は、中国に米国債購入を強要すること。さらに国際投資家の「危機のドル買い」を期待。米国は他国に重荷を押し付ける戦略を継続する以外にない。この時、中国は内需を拡大し、世界市場との関係を改善し、安定した発展を続け、米国の攻撃から無傷で前進することが重要だ!





8/6、トルコリラが急落。近年の安値を付けています。エルドアンの政策はどれもうまくいっていないのに、よく政権が持っています。
金が上昇傾向を持続、長く続くとの見方が有力なようです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:19| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月05日

ベイルートの爆発は核爆弾並みの威力 1



RT2020/8/4
‘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.”

RT2020/8/4
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.




これまでのところ、ベイルート周辺で放射能の値が上昇したという情報は見当たりません。




AMN2020/8/4
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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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:09| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

2020年08月03日

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).

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:20| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年08月02日

稲田氏ら「打撃力保有を」と提言

共同2020/7/29 13:35 (JST)7/29 13:39 (JST)updated
稲田氏ら「打撃力保有を」と提言
自民女性議員グループ
 自民党の稲田朋美元防衛相ら女性議員らでつくるグループは29日、河野太郎防衛相と防衛省で会談し「打撃力を持つこと自体は専守防衛に反せず、日本自身の判断で行使できる抑止力を持つべきだ」とする提言書を手渡した。会談後、稲田氏は記者団に「敵基地攻撃能力を検討すべきだとする提言か」と問われ「そうだ」と答えた。
 提言は、弾道ミサイル開発を続ける北朝鮮など日本周辺の安全保障環境は変化していると指摘。防衛政策について「専門的で難解な言葉ではなく、女性にもわかりやすい説明と理解を得る努力をすべきだ」とも助言した。稲田氏によると、河野氏は「しっかり受け止める」と答えた。

・・・引用終わり・・・

ロシアは、敵国からミサイルが1発でも打ち込まれれば、そのミサイルの発射地点だけでなく、その作戦の指令本部や同盟国を含めたミサイル発射拠点を直ちに報復攻撃すると言っています。

これはどこの国も同じ。イランも米国から攻撃を受ければ、周辺国にあるミサイル基地を攻撃するとしています。そのために米軍の基地を断った国もあります。

当然の戦争の論理です。攻撃用ミサイルを配備したところは真っ先に攻撃を受けるのです。

この女性議員たち、ミサイルが主力の現在の戦争の論理を知らないようです。呆れます。大変危険。

日本はますます好戦的軍事国家になっていく。

毎日新聞2020年7月30日 19時22分(最終更新 7月30日 19時23分)
「女性議員3割」達成に意欲 来月20日までに戦略策定指示 自民・下村選対委員長
 自民党の下村博文選対委員長は30日、国会や地方議会の党所属議員に占める女性の割合について「『3割』をいつまでにやるか。具体的にノルマと日程を課して党として決めてスタートしたい」と述べ、「3割」達成に意欲を示した。「女性議員飛躍の会」(会長・稲田朋美幹事長代行)が国会近くで開いた出版記念パーティーで表明した。
 下村氏は「女性議員を増やすことは、ジェンダーや障害、貧富の違いなどを乗り越えてみんなが頑張ることになる」と強調。「3割」の数値目標は党の正式決定ではないが、8月20日までに達成に向けたスケジュールと戦略を策定するよう党青年局と女性局に指示したとも明らかにした。【遠藤修平】

共同2020/8/2
【北京共同】中国人民解放軍出身の核ミサイル専門家が、敵の発射した核ミサイルを着弾前に探知し、核兵器で反撃する早期警戒システムを中国が備えていると論評で明言したことが2日分かった。世界で米国とロシアしか持っていないと言われる技術。事実なら中国の核戦力を高め、世界の戦略バランスを変える事態になる。
 専門家は楊承軍退役将校。論評は政府系雑誌「祖国」(5月12日電子版)に掲載された。システムは(1)発射直後の初期段階(2)発射後、大気圏外で飛行する中間段階(3)大気圏に再突入後の最終段階―の3段階で核ミサイルを探知。中国の核戦力は米ロに遜色ないと強調している。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:06| Comment(4) | 国際・政治

2020年07月30日

シリアのユーフラテス川に油流出

※ 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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2020年07月29日

イランがハリボテの航空母艦を攻撃目標にして演習を実施



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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タリバンの幹部はこんな顔つきをしている

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。


タリバンの政治部門のスポークスマン。下にも何枚か写真がありますが、顔つきの変化が大きい。そんなお歳なのか、苦労が多いのか。



中央がタリバンのポリティカルチーフ Stanikzai スタニクザイ。


向かって右側の人は、耳がとても立派です。髭も。でも表情は穏やかです。この方は政治部門のスポークスマンで英語をしゃべります。まだ若いんですよ。髭が黒いですものね。


この方のチョッキ、まさに背広の発祥地と言われるだけのことがあるしっかりした仕立て


タリバンの会議出席者などは、目が左右に動く範囲が広いのです。顔を向けないで目の玉だけ大きく動かして斜めや横の方向を見ていることがよくあります。耳の大きなことは山岳地帯では遠くの音が聞こえやすいというメリットがあります。しかし、目の玉の動く範囲が大きいということがどんなメリット?

ターバンの下は長髪かと思っていましたが、短髪です。ほとんど坊主頭
。そこにこんな帽子をかぶり、ターバンを巻くんですね。ターバンはそれぞれに柄が違います。このスポークスマンのターバンはそれなりにしゃれている。この方は、若いこともあっておしゃれなんだと思います。


これが素顔ですね。服を変え、髭を剃れば日本人と違いません。40歳は過ぎていそうです。


こちらは、アフガンの大統領とその幹部。西欧化しています。


タリバンの服装は、自分たちのアイデンティティの証。イエメンのフーシもそうです。

RT2020/3/10
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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2020年07月26日

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

RT2020/7/25
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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2020年07月25日

Top US general visits Israel

2020/7/23米軍の戦闘機がシリア国内でイランの民間旅客機に異常接近し、旅客機の危険回避行動で乗客が負傷しています。
イスラエルからシリア国内へのミサイル攻撃が続いています。
そして米軍の共同参謀本部議長のマーク・ミレー将軍がイスラエルを訪問。どれもよくわからない点が残ります。

mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/7/25のツイート
トランプは大統領選で劣勢となり、それをレーガン流強硬姿勢で逆転しようと目論む。イランの民間機が墜落していれば、一変に中東に火がつく。南シナ海、台湾海峡での軍事挑発も続いている。カリブ海のベネズエラ封鎖も。米国は世界戦争を始めかねない。日本がそのお先棒を担いでもネトウヨは賛成する?

mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/7/25のツイート
「アメリカのために、絶対に謝罪しない。絶対に。事実がどうであろうと!」―パパ・ブッシュ。
これが1988年7月3日、ペルシャ湾で米艦がイラン旅客機を撃墜し、搭乗員290人全員を殺害した時の言葉。
絶対に、謝罪させろ!

Rudaw2020/7/25
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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