国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2020年06月03日

ミネアポリス郊外は米軍の手でイラク人が体験している体験を味わった

※ Syrian Girlシリア国旗@Partisangirl氏の2020/5/31のツイート
#mineapolis suburbs got a taste of what Iraqis experience at the hands of the US military, if those were live rounds. #protests2020
もしこれが実弾であったなら、ミネアポリス郊外は米軍の手でイラク人が体験している体験を味わった。 #protests2020
※ Syrian Girlシリア国旗@Partisangirl氏の2020/6/1のツイート
So this is playing on Chinese media right now. Making their people aware about the plight of Americans living under a draconian regime.
これは現在中国のメディアで流れています。 過酷な政権下に住んでいるアメリカ人の窮状を人々に知らせる。



※ 舩田クラーセンさやか Sayaka Funada-Classen@sayakafc氏の2020/6/2のツイート
みんな、米国で起きてるの「黒人vs白人の対立」と思ってない?違うよ。「人種差別に反対する人びとによる差別主義者に対する闘い」&「その闘いを抑圧するトランプ政権とその支持者」。また、なぜか自分を「白人の側」に置いてない?まさか。日本人も有色人種として1920年代に何が起きたか知らない?
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:09| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

G7の動きに注目

主要7ヶ国首脳会議、先進7ヶ国首脳会議と呼ばれるG7、集まって写真を撮るだけの催しになっています。

米国の意向通りに運ばないことも出てきている。

メルケルがオンライン会議でなければ欠席する意向を見せたのは賢明な対応。内容のない会議に出て新コロナに感染したりしたくないというのはよくわかる。

ロシア、インド、韓国、ブラジル。なぜ中国が招待されない?

ロシアは2013年まで招待されていた。インド、ブラジルは経済力をつけている。韓国は? 新コロナウィルス対応で称賛されているのだが、それだけではないだろう。

政治的指導者の資質、能力という面では、東アジアでは、当然韓国が重視される。米国にとっては、中国、北朝鮮外交の面からも韓国とは親密度を高めておきたいところ。

それにしても、主要国首脳会議という趣旨からは、中国が外れるのはくたく意味不明。豪州まで呼ぶ話があるのに。

中国包囲網を作るということらしいが、韓国はむしろ中国との関係を良好なものにすべく動くだろうし、ロシアが中国にマイナスな動きや決議に対しては、ロシアが反対する。

例によって、トランプの口先けん制、嫌がらせでは?

トランプは、すぐにG7サミットを9月以降に延期すると発表した。
トランプは、G7の意義について疑問を有しているだろう。当然だ。

現在のG7参加国の中で、東アジアの唯一の参加国でなくなるなどと懸念する声が出ている国もあるが、自分らの力量が世界からどう見られているのか、早く気づいたほうが良い。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年06月02日

ベネズエラにイランから石油が届く

妨害を図る米国、妨害すれば徹底して反撃すると誓うイラン
衝突が懸念されたイランのタンカーがベネズエラに到着しました。

ベネズエラの港でタンカーを出迎えたPDVSAベネズエラ石油公社の幹部でしょうか、どれほど待ちかねたことか。




ベネズエラの石油大臣とキャプションがありますが別人のようです。

Iran will carry on sending more fuel to Venezuela if requested by Maduro govt

Last tanker in Iranian flotilla reaches Venezuela, outmaneuvering US sanctions

新コロナウィルス関係の医療器具は中国が援助しました。この石油供給にはロシアが関与していることは確実。米国がベネズエラに災いをもたらす一方で、ロシア、中国が第三世界の国々を援助する。
世界は変わっています。

Russian media’s muted coverage of US riots: Sorry America, the world doesn't revolve around you
ロシアのメディアによる米国暴動の控えめな報道:すみませんアメリカ、世界はあなたを軸にして回っていません
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 13:38| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年05月29日

これ乗ってみます?


女性はすぐ警察に電話したがりますね、日本でも。この方、これで仕事を失いました。女性と議論になったら公の場、公開の場でやり、記録を残すことです。手術してくれた医師が血の付いた胸をなめたと訴えた女性もいました。

インドは行きたくないな。
India Hindistan
https://twitter.com/Babur_nama/status/1264991609294409729

米国も行きたくないな。


※ 武侠天下@中華エンタメ情報 Enjoy China@wuxianob氏の2020/5/29のツイート
ミネアポリス警察による黒人窒息死亡事件は防犯カメラのおかげで、黒人は最初から最後まで抵抗していない事が証明されている。にも関わらず、警察は過剰暴力で黒人を死亡させても辞職だけで済んだという。最も人権を軽視する米国が人権と叫ぶなど滑稽の極み。
#ICantBreathe

イスラエルは行かないが。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:38| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年05月28日

Lavrov blasts leaders who put selfish interests ahead of saving lives during pandemic

日本語訳は機械翻訳です。人口動態統計の処理が終わったら見直します。
RT2020/5/28
‘Playing Monopoly’: Lavrov blasts leaders who put selfish interests ahead of saving lives during pandemic
The elites who rule the West have put selfish or ideological goals first when choosing their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s foreign minister has said in a scathing op-ed.
ロシアの外相は、西側を統治するエリートたちは、Covid-19パンデミックへの対応を選択する際に、利己的またはイデオロギーの目標を最初に掲げていると激しく批判しています。
“The ongoing health crisis has exposed the incompetence and failure to adapt that powerful people in the West suffer from. Those people are stuck in the kind of thinking that simply does not work in the globalized world,” Sergey Lavrov wrote in a piece published by the Chinese outlet Global Times on Thursday.
「進行中の健康危機により、西側の強力な人々が苦しんでいる無能と適応の失敗が露呈しました。セルゲイ・ラブロフは木曜日に中国のアウトレット、グローバル・タイムズが発行した記事に書いている。
The coronavirus came as “an instruction for humility,” said Lavrov, as it posed a threat to all people and nations regardless of their location, wealth, or political preferences. It was a problem that nobody could “sit out in a safe haven, behind moats and walls” or “solve at the expense of others.”
コロナウイルスは「謙虚さのための指示」としてもたらされたと、それが場所、富、または政治的好みに関係なくすべての人々と国に脅威を与えるので、ラブロフは言いました。誰も「安全な避難所で、堀と壁の後ろに座って」、「他人を犠牲にして解決する」ことができないという問題がありました。
Faced with this challenge, some nations have failed to live up to the values they preach, exposing a “deficiency of humanism,” an “incurable condition” that the ruling elites in those countries suffer from, Lavrov argued. Instead of promoting cooperation, they chose “predatory approaches” and “played the game of Monopoly” in pursuit of selfish goals and settling scores with their “geopolitical opponents.”
この問題に直面して、いくつかの国は彼らの説教する価値観に応えることができず、「ヒューマニズムの欠如」、それらの国の支配エリートが苦しむ「不治の状態」を露呈しているとラブロフは主張した。彼らは協力を促進する代わりに、利己的な目標を追求し、「地政学的反対者」とのスコアを確定するために「略奪的アプローチ」を選び、「独占のゲームをした」。
Those who are used to declaring – or declaiming – their moral superiority and rich democratic traditions, are shedding basic properties and ethical inhibitions and acting according to the law of the jungle.
彼らの道徳的優位性と豊かな民主主義の伝統を宣言する、または宣言することに慣れている人々は、基本的な特性と倫理的阻害を取り除き、ジャングルの法則に従って行動しています。
In recent months, the countries' responses to the crisis have been unable to avoid taking on political connotations. Washington has continued its attempts to blame China for starting the pandemic and has made accusations against the World Health Organization. It also refused to lift sanctions from countries like Iran and Venezuela for the duration of the crisis.
ここ数ヶ月、危機に対する各国の対応は、政治的な意味合いを帯びることを避けられませんでした。ワシントンは、パンデミックを開始したことで中国を非難する試みを続け、世界保健機関に対して非難をしました。また、危機の期間中、イランやベネズエラなどの国々からの制裁を解除することを拒否しました。
At the same time, in Europe, Italy faced criticism for accepting humanitarian aid from Russia and China. Behavior like this, Lavrov noted, shows that “the much-lauded solidarity of the Euroatlantic brand is valued more than the lives and health of tens of thousands of common citizens.”


同時に、ヨーロッパでは、イタリアはロシアと中国からの人道援助を受け入れることへの批判に直面しました。このような行動は、「ユーロアトランティックブランドの絶大な連帯は、何万人もの一般市民の生命と健康よりも高く評価されている」と指摘しています。
Ironically, Lavrov said, the ultra-liberal economic model that the West peddles to the rest of the world has proven to be a failure when dealing with the pandemic. Nations with “working mobilization mechanisms, clearly defined sovereign interests and original value systems” have dealt with it in more robust ways.


皮肉なことに、ラブロフ氏は、西側諸国が世界の他の地域に売り込む超リベラルな経済モデルは、パンデミックに対処する際の失敗であることが証明されていると述べた。 「動員メカニズム、明確に定義された主権的利益および独自の価値体系」を有する国々は、より強固な方法でそれを扱ってきました。

The elites who rule the West have put selfish or ideological goals first when choosing their response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Russia’s foreign minister has said in a scathing op-ed.

ロシアの外相は、西側を統治するエリートたちは、Covid-19パンデミックへの対応を選択する際に、利己的またはイデオロギーの目標を最初に掲げていると激しく批判しています。


Lavrov suggested that people throughout the world, and especially in Europe, need to learn a lesson from this pandemic. He added that it was time for Europeans to stop looking “to other parts of the world” for “existential guidance” and military protection, which “denies the European Union a chance to establish itself as an independent center of influence in the multipolar world.”
ラブロフは、世界中の人々、特にヨーロッパの人々がこのパンデミックから教訓を学ぶ必要があると提案しました。彼は、「存在の指導」と軍事的保護のために「世界の他の部分に」目を向けるのをやめるべき時が来たと付け加えました。 」
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:39| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

シリアも中央アジアも行ってみたい 私の見果てぬ夢

シリアも中央アジアも行ってみたいが 私にはもう無理だ。
若い方は、旅行ができるだろう。
そのためには、世界の平和と安全に貢献したらよい。

中国からユーラシア大陸を横断して中東や欧州に長距離貨物列車が走っています。

2016/2/14に、6462マイルを旅した中国からの貨物列車がイランの首都テヘランに到着しています。

2017/1/18には中国東部の都市、浙江省義烏市から18日間かけてロンドン東部のバーキング駅に直通貨物列車が到着しています。

今回はベオグラードへ。



中国がユーラシア大陸の鉄道網を活用しようとする動きは、とても知恵があると思います。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年05月26日

Trump adviser calls American workers ‘human capital stock’

RT 26 May, 2020 01:15 / Updated 7 hours ago
‘Is that like Soylent Green?’ Trump adviser calls American workers ‘human capital stock’ & triggers cannibalism-themed meme storm

A White House adviser has triggered a wave of memes and mockery after referring to the US labor force as “human capital stock,” drawing countless comparisons to the dystopian sci-fi flick 'Soylent Green' (spoiler: it’s people).

In calling to reopen the US economy amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in an interview with CNN on Monday, White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett noted that the country’s “capital stock” was still intact, adding that “our human capital stock is ready to get back to work.” Though the comment was meant to express a simple idea, Hassett’s jargonistic wording conjured up much darker imagery for many netizens, who immediately saw parallels to 'Soylent Green' – the 1973 thriller in which human beings are ground up into food to nourish an overpopulated planet.

Eve Fisher @EveFish28015553
Human capital stock - but do they provide dividends? Or do we just make Soylent Green? Investors want to know. https://twitter.com/atrupar/status/1264996588834996226

Aaron Rupar@atrupar氏の2020/5/26のツイート
White House adviser Kevin Hassett: "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work." #HumanCapitalStock

“Wtf is ‘human capital stock?’” one netizen asked. “Is it akin to Soylent Green?”

Another commenter quipped that “human capital stock” would “make up for meat shortages” by the summer, possibly referring to the fact that a series of large food processing plants remain closed due to outbreaks and coronavirus containment policies, which remain in force across a number of states.

Some critics took up more serious responses to Hassett’s remark, arguing that his choice of words was demeaning to workers.

“Who refers to working Americans as ‘human capital stock?’” he asked. “Workers are not livestock, they shouldn’t be treated like the ingredients for soylent green. All workers should be treated as essential and not disposable. Provide them with testing, PPE and respect.”

A few skeptics also emerged, however, pointing out that the phrase might be more common than the detractors realize and questioning their outrage – joking that the “Soylent Green mills” won’t come online until 2022 anyway (the year the movie is set).

Cannibalism jokes aside, with some 40 million Americans out of work amid statewide shutdowns to stem the spread of the coronavirus, food shortages are becoming a reality. A recent study at the Brookings Institution found that childhood food insecurity in the US had skyrocketed to unprecedented levels in April, as greater numbers of families stuck under lockdowns struggle to put adequate food on the table. While a man-made meal replacement is unlikely to debut anytime soon, the real-life scarcities appear set to grind on barring an end to the containment policies.
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2020年05月22日

レバノン、大規模な食料危機のリスク=首相

2020年5月21日 / 16:16 / 10時間前更新
[ベイルート 21日 ロイター] - レバノンのハッサン・ディアブ首相は米ワシントン・ポスト紙に寄稿し、同国が大規模な食料危機に見舞われる恐れがあるとの見解を示した。

金融危機や新型コロナウイルスの感染拡大を受けて、多くの国民が食料を購入できない状態に陥りかねないとしている。

同首相は、新型コロナを受けた各国の食料安全保障政策に警鐘を鳴らし、食料輸出を制限すべきではないと主張。米欧に中東を支援する緊急基金の設置を呼び掛けた。

対応を怠れば「飢餓が発生し、欧州に新たな難民が押し寄せ、地域がさらに不安定化する恐れがある」としている。

レバノンは新型コロナの流行前から深刻な金融危機に陥っていた。同国の通貨価値は外貨不足を背景に、昨年10月以降、半分以下に下落。インフレの進行と失業の増大に見舞われており、3月には国債がデフォルトに陥った。

首相によると、食品の輸入価格は年明けから2倍以上に上昇。同国は食料の半分以上を輸入に頼っている。
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2020年05月21日

バクダーディの後継者Abdullah Quardash 逮捕される?

SPUTNIK 19:28 GMT 20.05.2020
Iraqi Intelligence Announces Arrest of Purported Successor to Ex-Daesh Leader al-Baghdadi - Report
US President Donald Trump in October 2019 announced that former Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed as a result of a US military operation.

Iraqi intelligence announced on Wednesday that an alleged successor to ex-Daesh* leader al-Baghdadi had been arrested, according to a report by Ashaq al Awsat.

According to the INA news agency, Iraqi intelligence detained Abdullah Quardash, a possible successor to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

"Today, the National Intelligence Service announced the arrest of the candidate to succeed the terrorist Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi", INA news agency reported, citing security sources.

No official confirmation from Baghdad has followed the reports.

According to earlier media reports, 'Abdullah Qardash' is an alias for one of the group's founding members, Amir Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Mawli al-Salbi, who was appointed as al-Baghdadi's successor hours after the latter's death.

Before al-Baghdadi's killing, there were allegations that the US State Department considered al-Salbi to be his potential successor, and quickly offered a $5 million reward for his capture.

The death of al-Baghdadi was announced by Trump in October 2019, who stated that US forces had hunted the terrorist down in Syria's Idlib province and assassinated him.
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2020年05月20日

テロリストを使って屑鉄を買いあさるトルコ







テロリストは、線路のレールを外してトルコに運び出しています。トルコの国境検問所を通っているのです。

トルコはテロリストに援助しています。最近は給料の遅配でテロリストが抗議行動を起こしました。軍も派遣していますから財政支出は大きい。エルドアンは引くに引けない状況。テロリストからの反撃、報復にも注意しないといけません。

エルドアンの政策はどれもうまく行っていません。
リビアに送り込んだテロリストはハフターの軍勢にやられ、地中海東部のガス田開発はギリシャ、エジプトが強く反発、シリアのイドリブも泥沼

エルドアンの政策志向はわかりやすく、政治家として行動観察はとても面白いです。表情も豊か。政敵の追い落としも露骨。

頭のてっぺんに残った髪の量は変わりませんが、迫力は5年前に比べて落ちました。

トルコリラは下落傾向が続いています。


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:04| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2020年05月19日

これは故意の誤報じゃありませんよね

毎日新聞ニュース@mainichijpnewsの2020/5/19のツイート
対サウジ武器売却 米国務長官、国務省監察官を捜査か 解任引き金の可能性



会員限定有料記事 毎日新聞2020年5月19日 12時55分(最終更新 5月19日 17時20分)
 米下院外交委員会のエンゲル委員長(民主党)は18日、トランプ大統領に解任された国務省監察官に関し、ポンペオ国務長官が議会の審査を経ずにサウジアラビアなどへの武器売却を決めたことについて捜査していたと明らかにした。武器売却にはトランプ氏の意向が大きく働いており、この捜査が解任の引き金になった可能性があると指摘した。
 ポンペオ氏は同日、ワシントン・ポスト紙に対し、トランプ氏に監察官の解任を求めたと認めた上で「仕事ぶりが不十分だった」ことが理由で政治的な報復ではないと強調した。

・・・引用終わり・・・

これからどう展開しますかね。

毎日新聞2020年5月17日 17時57分(最終更新 5月17日 17時57分)
トランプ氏、国務省監察総監を解任へ ポンペオ氏を調査か 下院委が追及へ
 トランプ米大統領は15日、国務省を担当するリニック監察総監を解任する方針を議会に通告した。詳細な理由は明らかにせず、「完全な信頼を置けなくなった」としている。野党・民主党は、リニック氏がポンペオ国務長官の疑惑の調査を始めていたと指摘し「違法な報復行為」と猛反発。下院外交委員会のエンゲル委員長(民主党)らは16日、解任の経緯について調査を始めた。
 米メディアによると、リニック氏は、ポンペオ氏が政治任用の職員を自身と妻の個人的な用事に従事させていた疑いを調べていた。ポンペオ氏がリニック氏の解任を求めたという。エンゲル委員長は声明で「トランプ氏は、最も忠実な支持者の一人を説明責任から守ろうとしている。言語道断だ」と非難した。
 エンゲル委員長と上院外交委の民主党トップのメネンデス議員は16日、ホワイトハウスと国務省に書簡を送付。解任の経緯や監察官室のこれまでの調査記録などを保管し、22日までに議会に提出することを求めた。
 監察総監は連邦政府の省庁に設けられている独立したポストで、職権乱用などの不正や会計検査などの内部調査を行う。トランプ氏は4月以降、リニック氏以外にも複数の監察総監を交代させる人事を行ってきた。民主党のペロシ下院議長は15日付の声明で「トランプ氏は、国民のために監視を行う公務員への危険な報復行為を加速させている」と批判した。【ワシントン鈴木一生】
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米国がファーウェイに対する追加制裁・妨害措置なら中国が強力な対抗策

トランプがファーウェイに対する追加制裁・妨害を行うと言っています。米国のそのような妨害は、ファーウェイの側の部品内製化を促し、いずれは米国製品の強力な競争相手になるはずなのですが、まだトランプ政権はわかっていない。
新コロナウィルスでも、電子機器でも相次ぐ米国の誹謗、妨害に中国も「強力な対抗策」で臨むと匿名のアナリストに語らせました。対抗策は、クアルコム、シスコ、アップルなどのほか、ボーイングの航空機買い付けの取り消しを含むようです。米中の貿易戦争がエスカレートすると、世界経済はいろいろな分野で失調することが避けられません。

SPUTNIK2020/5/18
US-China Tech Competition: Washington ‘Can’t Rest on Its Laurels’
Over the past several years Beijing has rolled out a raft of initiatives that it hopes will help turn China into a world leader in different technology areas.

The CNBC news outlet has quoted experts as saying that despite the US’s current leading positions in some areas of its technology rivalry with China, Washington should avoid resting on its laurels and focus instead on cooperating more with its allies as well as re-orientating domestic policy to boost competitiveness.

The warning comes as the two countries remain involved in an increasing competition to dominate various fields of next-generation technology, including 5G networks and artificial intelligence (AI).

"The US-China competition is essentially about who will control the global information technology infrastructure and standards", Frank Rose, senior fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy programme at the Brookings Institution, was cited by CNBC as saying during a webinar earlier in May.

Michael Brown, director of the defence innovation unit at the US Department of Defence, for his part asserted that China has yet to get the better of the US in such areas as the production of jet engines and semiconductors.

"So they're [China] not quite there yet, but I think we can't rest on our laurels. I think they very much can compete, and that's what makes me very concerned, if we don’t wake up and see what we need to do to compete", he told the Brookings Institution webinar earlier this month.

The same tone was struck by Scott Moore, director of the Penn Global China Programme at the University of Pennsylvania, who warned during the same webinar that China remains the "only one whose scale could potentially […] pose a threat to American pre-eminence" in the biotech sector.

Andrew Imbrie, senior fellow with the Centre for Security and Emerging Technology at Georgetown University, in turn recalled that the US and its allies comprise almost two-thirds of global R&D, which is why "there's extraordinary ways we can try to leverage that pool of research and development and coordinate on shared priorities".

Apart from investing in research, the US government should hammer out a "more important and more difficult strategy" that would involve the "need to reform our business thinking, and our capital markets, to move away from short-term thinking, to be more long-term oriented", according to Brown.

He cautioned that the US business community's short-term thinking may hamper the country's efforts to win a "superpower marathon" with China. "We have to reform this or we're not going to be successful in competing with" Beijing, Brown pointed out.

The remarks come as the Chinese government prepares to release its 15-year blueprint, the so-called "China Standards 2035", to outline its plans on setting international standards for future technologies.

This was preceded by Beijing signaling an intention in 2017 to become a global leader in AI by 2030; 2015 saw the presentation of the Made in China 2025 plan aimed at helping the country dominate global high-tech production.
US-China Tensions

Tensions between the US and China are on the rise as Washington levels accusations against Beijing for alleged underreporting and mismanaging the COVID-19 epidemic, something that the Chinese government vehemently rejects.

Adding fuel to the fire is America's ongoing crackdown on the Chinese tech giant Huawei which was blacklisted by the Department of Commerce in May 2019. The department cited national security concerns that Huawei's 5G networks could be used by the Chinese government for spying, allegations that are denied by both Huawei and Beijing.

SPUTNIK2020/5/17
China’s Planned Retaliatory Steps Against New US Crackdown on Huawei May Come as ‘Nuke Bomb’
On Saturday, Beijing urged the US to halt the "unreasonable suppression of Huawei and Chinese enterprises" following Washington's announcement of new export controls to restrict the tech giant's access to American semiconductor technology.

The state-run Chinese newspaper Global Times has cited unnamed analysts as saying that Beijing's planned retaliatory steps against Washington's intention to clamp down on shipments of semiconductors to Huawei may be likened to a "nuke bomb" in terms of effectiveness.

"The forceful countermeasures" will reportedly include a crackdown on a number of large US companies, such as Qualcomm, Cisco, and Apple as well as the American plane maker Boeing.

"China will launch rounds of endless investigations on those firms, just like swords hanging over their head. It will dampen investors' confidence and squeeze their income in the Chinese market", an unnamed source told the Global Times, adding that "it will also inflict a chain reaction on various upstream and downstream players in US chip production".

The source was echoed by He Weiwen, a former senior trade official and an executive council member of the China Society for World Trade Organisation Studies, who told the newspaper that Beijing "should implement these countermeasures to the extent that the US dare not ask for a mile after being given an inch".

He urged the Chinese government to conduct "thorough investigations into relevant US companies" and "let them feel the pain".

As far as Boeing is concerned, an unnamed insider was cited by the Global Times as saying that China could "possibly scrap all the current Boeing orders if the US steps on China's bottom line, even if it means some Chinese firms have to pay for the liquidated damages".

The remarks followed Beijing calling on Washington Saturday to stop the "unreasonable suppression of Huawei and Chinese enterprises" following the US Department of Commerce's announcement of new export controls to restrict the tech giant's access to American semiconductor technology.

China's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the government "will firmly uphold Chinese firms' legitimate and legal rights and interests", adding that the Trump administration's actions "destroy global manufacturing, supply, and value chains".

The statement came amid Washington's ongoing crackdown on Huawei, which kicked off in May 2019, when the US Department of Commerce prohibited internet providers from using the company's products and American tech companies from selling technologies to the Chinese tech giant without obtaining a special license first.

The White House claims that the company is collaborating with the Chinese government to allow it to spy on those who use the tech titan's equipment, allegations that have been rejected by both Beijing and Huawei.
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2020年05月16日

3人のISISテロリストがアルタンフで米国占領軍と協力して多くの作戦をやったと告白

ISISテロリストが米軍の支援を受けていたことはすでに疑いのない事実ですが、3人のテロリストがプレスの前で証言しました。このニュースは、2日経ってもシリアのメディア以外では伝えられていません。

SANA2020/5/14
Three Daesh terrorists confess to perpetrating a number of operations in cooperation with US occupation forces in al-Tanf
3人のISISテロリストがアルタンフで米国の占領軍と協力して多くの作戦をやったと告白した

Damascus, SANA-Through a security operation, that was launched in cooperation with Syrian citizens in al-Badyah (Syrian semi-desert), an ambush has targeted a group from Daesh terrorist organization, including 6 persons.
ダマスカス SANA-アルバディア(シリア半砂漠)でシリアの市民と協力して開始された治安作戦で、ISISテロ組織の6人のグループを標的にした待ち伏せが行われた。

The security operation ended up with killing three of the groups and arresting the three others. Their names are Salah Jaber al-Zaher, known as Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Salafi, Ali Salim Yahya, known as Abu al-Bara’a al-Homsi and Amer Abd al-ghafar Nemah, known as Abu Sawan.
治安作戦は、グループの3人を殺害し、他の3人を逮捕した。 彼らの名前は、アブアブドアルラーマンアルサラフィとして知られるサラジャベールアルザハー、アブアルバラアホムシとして知られるアリサリムヤーヤ、アブサワンとして知られるアマーアブドアルガファールネマーです。

The three terrorists, in a program broadcast on the Syrian TV on Thursday, confessed to perpetrating different terrorist operations, inducing acts of killing, execution, abduction, acts of sabotage and destruction of public and private properties.
3人のテロリストは、木曜日にシリアのテレビで放送された番組で、さまざまなテロ作戦を犯し、殺人、処刑、拉致、妨害行為、公私の財産の破壊行為を誘発したことを認めた。

They confessed that a number of the operations were done in coordination between leaders of Daesh terrorists and the US occupation forces positioned in al-Tanf area on the Syrian-Jordanian borders.
彼らは、多くの作戦が、シリアとヨルダンの国境のアルタンフ地域に位置するアメリカの占領軍とISISのテロリストの指導者との間で調整されて行われたことを認めた。
Mazen Eyon

vanessa beeley@VanessaBeeleyのツイート午後1:21 ・ 2020年5月15日が少し詳しいです。
1. Confessions of #ISIS terrorists arrested in an ambush in Syrian Badia:
They perpetrated many terrorist operations, including murder, execution, kidnapping and acts of destruction .
http://syriatimes.sy/index.php/news/local/48549-isis-terrorists-confess-that-they-have-carried-out-many-operations-in-coordination-with-us-occupation-forces-in-al-tanf-base
2. Many of these terror operations were carried out upon coordination between ISIS ringleaders and US occupation forces that exist in al-Tanf area.
3. They were trained for several weeks by ISIS judges, who told them that they are Jihadist and any person fighting against ISIS is an infidel. They were also trained on how to use guns and rockets, including US rockets.
4. They were introduced to the so-called ISIS emirs of several nationalities besides fighters of French, British and Indonesian nationalities.
One of them killed 21 people while they were searching for truffles and he carried out operations against Syrian army's convoys.
5. US occupation forces were ordering ISIS ringleader Hasan Alqam al-Jazrawi of Saudi nationality, to target Syrian army' units, Palmyra, T4 airbase, oil fields in Palmyra region.
6. There is coordination between ISIS ringleaders and the ringleaders of " Maghawer al-Thawra" which is affiliated to the so-called the "Free army" in the vicinity of al-Tanf base.
7. There were negotiations between ISIS ringleaders in Raqqa and the ringleaders of the US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces".
8. ISIS ringleaders were going every month to al-Tanf base to bring 3 trucks loaded with food, weapons and money ro be distributed among ISIS members in Badia region.
Every terrorist gets $100, while ringleaders gets $500 and the military Wali gets $1000.
#Syria #ISIS

以下はエババートレットのブログの記事です。上のSANAの記事を引用して残りは過去の記事からアルタンフ難民のインタビュー結果を載せています。テロリストの告白の事実関係自体は周知のことで何も新しさはないのです。

ingaza
Daesh terrorists Confess Terrorism Done In Coordination With US Occupation Forces

So when last year I interviewed being evacuated from Rukban Camp, and they told me about the US working with terrorists in al-Tanf region… they were correct, to the silence of the corporate media who attempted to blame Syria & Russia for the extremely harsh conditions and starvation there…

From my article:

“…As food and water were handed out, I moved from bus to bus speaking with people who endured years-long shortages of food, medicine, clean water, work and education … the basic essentials of life. Most people I spoke to said they were starving because they couldn’t afford the hefty prices of food in the camp, which they blamed on Rukban’s merchants. Some blamed the terrorist groups operating in the camp and still others blamed the Americans. A few women I spoke to blamed the Syrian government, saying no aid had entered Rukban at all, a claim that would later be refuted by reports from both the UN and Red Crescent.

An old woman slumped on the floor of one bus recounted:

We were dying of hunger, life was hell there. Traders [merchants] sold everything at high prices, very expensive; we couldn’t afford to buy things. We tried to leave before today but we didn’t have money to pay for a car out. There were no doctors; it was horrible there.”

Aboard another bus, an older woman sat on the floor, two young women and several babies around her. She had spent four years in the camp: “Everything was expensive, we were hungry all the time. We ate bread, za’atar, yogurt… We didn’t know meat, fruit…”

Merchants charged 1,000 Syrian pounds (US $2) for five potatoes, she said, exemplifying the absurdly high prices.

I asked whether she’d been prevented from leaving before. “Yes,” she responded.

She didn’t get a chance to elaborate as a younger woman further back on the bus shouted at her that no one had been preventing anyone from leaving. When I asked the younger woman how the armed groups had treated her, she replied, “All respect to them.”

But others that I spoke to were explicit in their blame for both the terrorist groups operating in the camp and the U.S. occupation forces in al-Tanf.

An older man from Palmyra who spent four years in the camp spoke of “armed gangs” paid in U.S. dollars being the only ones able to eat properly:

The armed gangs were living while the rest of the people were dead. No one here had fruit for several years. Those who wanted fruit have to pay in U.S. dollars. The armed groups were the only ones who could do so. They were spreading propaganda: ‘don’t go, the aid is coming.’ We do not want aid. We want to go back to our towns.”

Mahmoud Saleh, a young man from Homs, told me he’d fled home five years ago. According to Saleh, the Americans were in control of Rukban. He also put blame on the armed groups operating in the camp, especially for controlling who was permitted to leave. He said, “There are two other convoys trying to leave but the armed groups are preventing them.”

A shepherd who had spent three years in Rukban blamed “terrorists” for not being able to leave. He also blamed the United States: “Those controlling Tanf wouldn’t let us leave, the Americans wouldn’t let us leave.”

Many others I spoke to said they had wanted to leave before but were fear-mongered by terrorists into staying, told they would be “slaughtered by the regime,” a claim parroted by many in the Western press when Aleppo and other areas of Syria were being liberated from armed groups.

The testimonies I heard when speaking to Rukban evacuees radically differed from the claims made in most of the Western press’ reporting about Syria’s treatment of refugees. These testimonies are not only corroborated by Syrian and Russian authorities, but also by the United Nations itself.”
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日本の当局の対応は海外と違う

ヴェネツィア近くの化学工場で炎が吹き出し、住民は湿ったボロで窓をふさぎ、有毒な煙を止めるよう警告された
An explosion at a chemical plant in the industrial zone of Malcontenta, near Venice, has triggered a major emergency response operation, with residents asked to shelter in place and block their windows with damp rags.
At least one worker was seriously injured at the chemical plant, after a tank reportedly exploded at approximately 11.30am local time on Friday morning.

日本でこういう事故が起きても、同様な警告がなされず、知らされないということが起きそうに思います。
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2020年05月14日

サウジの外交官が9/11ハイジャッカーを助けていた

RT2020/5/13
Oops! FBI accidentally reveals name of Saudi diplomat who helped 9/11 hijackers after years of ‘national security’ stonewalling
The FBI has accidentally revealed the name of a Saudi official believed to have aided two Al-Qaeda hijackers involved in the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon, after going to absurd lengths to keep it secret for years.

The name was unintentionally left unredacted in a court filing unsealed last week in the ongoing lawsuit by 9/11 victims’ families against the Saudi government, which they accuse of complicity in the terrorist attacks. The ‘error’ was reported by Yahoo News on Tuesday – at which point the Justice Department withdrew the filing, refusing to comment on how the mistake had been made.

But the filing – a declaration by FBI assistant director for counterterrorism Jill Sanborn – had already been seen, and there was no putting the cat back in the bag: the name of Mussaed Ahmed al-Jarrah, a mid-level official in the Saudi Foreign Ministry assigned to the embassy in Washington, DC during 1999 and 2000, is now public knowledge. The catastrophic fallout for national security that the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations implied would come from releasing Jarrah's name has not materialized, though a spokesperson for the victims’ families was livid.

“This shows there is a complete government cover-up of the Saudi involvement,” spokesman Brett Eagleson told Yahoo on Tuesday, explaining Jarrah's involvement speaks to “a hierarchy of command that's coming from the Saudi Embassy to the Ministry of Islamic Affairs [in Los Angeles] to the hijackers.”

This is a giant screwup.

Jarrah is believed to have directed two other Saudi nationals, radical cleric Fahad al-Thumairy and suspected Saudi intelligence agent Omar al-Bayoumi, to set two of the hijackers up with an apartment in Los Angeles, bank accounts, and plenty of money. While Thumairy and Bayoumi's names have been declassified since 2016, when the infamous “28 pages” redacted from the 9/11 Commission Report were finally released to the public, the name of the man who had “tasked” them with essentially babysitting the hijackers had remained a state secret.

Indeed, the agency went to almost cartoonish lengths to suppress Jarrah's name, stonewalling the victims’ families for years in court. In September, the lawyers for the families were finally permitted to see the long-redacted name, but only if they promised not to reveal it to their clients or the public. Adding insult to injury, Attorney General William Barr filed a motion that same day to declare all other material they were seeking to be “state secrets,” which would place it permanently off-limits.

In a colossal irony, Sanborn's declaration was supposed to support Barr's “state secrets” claim that Jarrah's name and the rest of the information the victims’ families want released would cause “significant harm to national security” if unleashed on the public. Other affected material includes “interview reports, telephone and bank records, source reporting documents and foreign government information.” Barr and acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell have insisted that declassifying the files would reveal “sources and methods” of intelligence collection and make foreign governments less willing to collaborate with the FBI.

The families of the 9/11 victims were finally able to sue Saudi Arabia in 2016 alleging the Kingdom provided material support for the attacks after Congress overrode then-President Barack Obama's veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Previously, Riyadh had been protected by sovereign immunity. The Kingdom has strenuously denied any involvement in the attacks.

The Justice Department is also facing a legal challenge from the Lawyers' Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, which sued last year alleging the US Attorney was stonewalling their Grand Jury proceedings. Several victims’ families and the Franklin Square-Munson Fire Department have also joined that suit.
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2020年05月13日

米国の狙いはシリアをロシアの泥沼にすること

RT2020/5/12
US anti-ISIS chief says his goal in Syria is to create a ‘quagmire’ for Russia, not battle terrorism
James Jeffrey, the US special envoy for Syria and defeating the Islamic State, has made quite a frank confession of how he sees his job and that of US troops there: to create a new Vietnam or Afghanistan for Moscow.

"Our military presence, while small, is important for overall calculations. So we urge the Congress, the American people, the president to keep these forces on, but again this isn’t Afghanistan, this isn’t Vietnam, this isn’t a quagmire," Jeffrey said on Tuesday, during a video event hosted by the Hudson Institute.

My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians.


Jared Szuba @JM_Szuba

Asked why the American public should tolerate US involvement in Syria, Special Envoy James Jeffrey points out the small US footprint in the fight against ISIS. "This isn't Afghanistan. This isn't Vietnam. This isn't a quagmire. My job is to make it a quagmire for the Russians."

The arrival of the Russian expeditionary force in late 2015, following an invitation from Damascus, turned the tide of war in Syria. With their assistance, government forces rolled back both Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists and other militants, including Al-Qaeda affiliates, on multiple fronts – and scuttled US plans for regime change in Damascus.

Jeffrey grudgingly admitted the Russian military has been successful in Syria, but argued “they don't have a political way out of their problems” with Syrian President Bashar Assad, and the US aims to offer “a way forward” through the UN – presumably referring to Resolution 2254 that Washington has long interpreted as “Assad must go.”

The envoy’s admission on Tuesday is a step beyond his remarks in early March, when he told reporters on a conference call that the US aims to “make it very difficult” for Russia to help the Syrian government achieve a military victory.

While US President Donald Trump repeatedly rejected nation-building interventions in the Middle East and sought to withdraw US troops from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, he has repeatedly faced resistance from the State Department and the Pentagon, still set on the previous administration’s strategy of regime change.

Jeffrey’s mention of a “quagmire” like Afghanistan is particularly ominous, given that’s precisely what the Carter administration did in 1978, covertly supporting Islamic militants in that country in order to provoke a Soviet intervention. According to Carter’s national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, this was done to lure the USSR into their own costly, never-ending war such as the US experienced in Vietnam

Brzezinski boasted of his own role in those efforts, dismissing the fallout of Islamist terrorism that the conflict generated as irrelevant compared to US victory in the Cold War – shortly before the September 11, 2001 attacks triggered a US invasion of Afghanistan that the Trump administration is still struggling to extricate troops from.


US now openly admits its goal in Syria is to make it 'difficult' for Moscow and Damascus to defeat terrorists

UK-funded propaganda campaign in Syria was bloated, inefficient & possibly illegal, a 'scathing' internal review reveals
By Danielle Ryan, a freelance journalist based in Dublin. Her work has appeared at Salon, The Nation, RT and others. (Twitter: @DanielleRyanj)
British state-funded propagandists created “a constellation of media outlets” in Syria and produced so much content that people “no longer knew who or what to believe,” an internal review into the failed operation has revealed.

Details of the UK government's Syria propaganda campaign, aimed at supporting the so-called ‘moderate armed opposition’, were published by Middle East Eye (MEE) in February. The work, which began in 2012, involved establishing a network of anti-government citizen journalists to shape public perceptions of the war, the outlet’s investigation found.

Now MEE has revealed the contents of a “scathing” internal government review, which found that the programs – collectively dubbed ‘Operation Volute’ – were sloppily and inefficiently run and may even have broken UK laws. The review also concluded that some projects “were designed to impress the US government,” the outlet said.

‘Fundamental shortcomings’

This image of Britain as a prolific propaganda-pusher is in stark contrast to the mainstream media view of Western powers acting as the ultimate truth-tellers in a world of ‘bad guys’ and fake news, which Britons are accustomed to hearing about.

The MEE report bursts that bubble, revealing that communications companies contracted by the British government used “news agencies, social media, poster campaigns and even children’s comics” to covertly bolster the Syrian opposition and to undermine the Assad government, as well as the Islamic State (IS). Efforts were stepped up “dramatically” in 2013 after the UK parliament inconveniently voted against military intervention in the country.

However, the review, carried out in 2016, found that London’s grand plans weren’t exactly as effective as envisioned and said the initiatives suffered from “fundamental shortcomings” – including the fact that “no conflict analysis” and “no target audience analysis” was done. Unsurprisingly, the review referred to the work euphemistically as “strategic communications” rather than propaganda.

The contractors were pumping out so much content that they created “a constellation of media outlets,” where Syrian audiences and activists “got lost and were distracted.” The result was that “people no longer knew who or what to believe,” MEE said.

Law-breaking and ‘reputational damage’

Ironically, while all this was happening, the British mainstream media was busy obsessing over and publishing stories on Russian propaganda, while completely ignoring and failing to investigate its own government’s massive influence operation and potential law-breaking.

The assessment revealed that concerns had been voiced within the UK government about whether there was even a need for the programs, and about the “major risk” that the activities of the contractors were “in contravention of UK law” – though there is no more detail given on how that may be the case, MEE reported.

The review also pointed to a “duplication” of efforts and warned of possible “reputational damage” to the British government if its funding of the programs was revealed.
Deaths and ‘work that caused harm’

Some of the projects were overseen by a Ministry of Defence (MoD) unit called Military Strategic Effects. Offices were also set up in Istanbul and Amman, where Syrians were recruited for the work. Many of the stringers (part-time local reporters) who were employed inside Syria were not even aware that they were working on projects funded by the British government. The budget for the projects in 2015-16 came to £9.6 million – and more was earmarked for future work.

The British government was seemingly unmoved by the fact that some of these people also lost their lives in the course of the work, noting coldly that one of their contractors “suffered losses of core staff that damaged the organisation quite fundamentally.”

“The department declined to say whether the effects hoped for were weighed against the risk to life; how many people died; and whether the UK was supporting their dependents,” MEE said.

The government also noted that some of the stringers working with the “moderate” rebels were “undertaking work which could cause (and has caused) harm,” but did not give more details.
‘Value for money’

Unsurprisingly, the programs were most heavily pushed by the Ministry of Defence. In fact, “the only” government ministers who were “fully committed” to the propaganda programs in 2013 were those at the MoD. They felt they were getting “extraordinary value for money given current policy restraints.” Those “policy restraints” referring, of course, to parliament’s vote not to intervene militarily. Some other ministers were asking “whether taxpayers’ money should be spent” on the projects while there remained “substantial doubts” about them.

While the review is highly critical of inefficiencies, nowhere in the government review is the decision to pour millions into propaganda campaigns and influence operations in a foreign war ever actually questioned.
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ギリシャ、エジプトなどがトルコを非難

SPUTNIK2020/5/12
Turkey Says Five Countries Are Forming 'Alliance of Evil' Amid Tensions in the Mediterranean
On Monday, the foreign ministers of Greece, Cyprus, France, the UAE and Egypt held a conference call, during which they denounced Turkey’s drilling activities in the eastern Mediterranean, as well as its military operations in Libya, conducted under a deal with the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Ankara rushed to respond.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy accused five countries, Greece, Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and France, of creating “regional chaos” in the eastern Mediterranean, while trying to form the “alliance of evil”, after the foreign ministers of these states jointly slammed Turkey’s activities in the region, Associated Press reported.
“We call on these countries to act in line with common sense, international laws and practices”, the spokesman said on Tuesday, as quoted by AP. “Peace and stability in the region can be established with sincere and genuine dialogue, not through alliances of evil”.
Aksoy also accused France of “patronising” the purported alliance, while slamming the UAE for “hostility” against Turkey and insisting that both Greece and Cyprus were undermining Ankara’s attempts to have a constructive dialogue.
The spokesman’s comments came following the teleconference between the foreign ministers of five states on Monday, during which they discussed Turkey’s drilling activities in the disputed offshore area near Cyprus, as well as its military activities in Libya.

Ankara does not recognise the government of the Republic of Cyprus and is the only state in the world to recognise the existence of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, following the island's split in 1974.
Last year, it signed a deal on maritime boundaries in the Mediterranean Sea and agreement on military cooperation with the internationally-recognised and UN-backed Libyan government. The border delineation agreement was deemed “illegal” by some nations, including Egypt, as Turkey moved forward with gas drilling activities in the disputed zone of eastern Mediterranean, something which is strongly objected to by Greece and Cyprus, as the latter argues that it has exclusive economic rights in the area.

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2020年05月12日

ベネズエラは第二のシリアになる?

MOSCOW(Sputnik)2020/5/12
- Russia will consider Venezuela's request for help in investigation of a naval incursion if it receives such request, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday .

"We and other countries provide humanitarian assistance to Venezuela, including medicines. With regard to other forms of cooperation, to answer your question on the investigation of the invasion of Venezuela by mercenaries tasked with sabotage, terrorist attack and overthrow of the legitimate president, our special services are in contact, and if there is a request, based on relevant agreements, for such assistance in such cases, of course, it will be considered," Lavrov said at a press conference after the meeting of foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).

On 3 May, Venezuelan Interior Minister Nestor Reverol said an attempted maritime invasion by Colombian militants had been prevented as they tried to approach the northern state of La Guaira on speed boats. Eight militants were killed, and several others were detained in the counter-operation. One of the detained individuals, US national Luke Denman, who works for Silvercorp USA, said during an interrogation that the group's aim was to seize the Caracas airport and control it until Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would be flown to the United States.

In turn, Colombia denied any involvement in the failed boat invasion, with the country’s Foreign Ministry saying in a statement on 3 May that the Venezuelan government was just trying to deflect attention from the "internal crisis" in the country.
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2020年05月10日

シリア北西部沿岸地帯も春たけなわ

WATCH Russia’s active-duty pilots fly over Syria for V-Day parade in stunning GoPro FOOTAGE



ラタキアの街は高い建物が多いです。


防波堤が見えるところはバニヤースの街。タルトゥースはこの先にあります。この一帯は地中海性気候。作物が何でもとれる。




タルトゥースの港へロシアが軍用車両やタンクを運んできたところのようです。兵隊がたくさんいます。これから荷揚げして基地に運び込むのですね。地図ではこの桟橋が見当たりません。急いで作ったのかもしれません。




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