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Trump Panel Said to Be Pushing for 'Mini Nukes' to Make Nuclear Strikes Easier
TEHRAN (FNA)- Reports said the US President Donald Trump is reportedly reviewing proposals to add smaller, less powerful “mini nukes” to the United State’s nuclear arsenal.

The proposal stems from Mr Trump’s Nuclear Posture Review, which he ordered in January to assess the country’s nuclear arsenal. Sources said that the high-level panel is pushing for the development of these low-yield bombs, Politico reported.

Such bombs, which carry far less power than those the US used in the Second World War, would give military commanders more options. But detractors say they could also increase the appeal of using nuclear weapons. Some worry that the use of smaller, more “palatable” nuclear bombs could quickly escalate into all-out nuclear war.

The plan would also be a stark reversal from the policies of former President Barack Obama, who had prohibited the development of new nuclear weapons. The US has not conducted a nuclear test in 25 years.

The US already possesses some smaller nuclear weapons, as holdovers from the Cold War Era. One third of the nuclear arsenal is already considered low-yield, or can be “dialled back” for a smaller effect, according to defence analysts.

But any plan to increase the nuclear arsenal would have to be approved by Congress, likely sparking a heated debate. The Pentagon proposed modifying a weapon for smaller targets during the George W Bush administration, but was thwarted by Congress.

“There’s one role, and only one role, for nuclear weapons, and that’s deterrence. We cannot, must not, will not ever countenance their actual use,” Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein told Roll Call when a Pentagon advisory board floated the idea in February.

She added: “I’ve fought against such reckless efforts in the past and will do so again, with every tool at my disposal.”

Still, the idea has had sticking power in the Trump administration. The Defence Science Board first suggested developing low-yield bombs in February. Six months later, the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff indicated that the military were also pushing for their development.

“Whether we do it with a ballistic missile or re-entry vehicle or other tool in the arsenal, it’s important to have variable-yield nukes,” said Air Force General Paul Selva, the second-most powerful military official in the US.

Advocates say the plan would give the US more flexibility in pursuing nuclear options. While North Korea has been dominating nuclear news, experts say these weapons could also help deter Russia, which has already threatened to use mini-nukes in the conflict in Ukraine.

“If the only options we have are to go with high-yield weapons that create a level of indiscriminate killing that the President can’t accept, then we haven’t presented him with an option with an option to respond to a nuclear attack in kind,” General Selva said.
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シリア外務省 テロ戦闘員グループに助力し支援した国とは復興で協力できない

Damascus: Pro-Militant States Not Allowed to Participate in Reconstruction of Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Foreign Ministry announced that Damascus will not cooperate with the countries that have assisted or supported militant groups to play any role in the reconstruction of the war-ravaged nation.

The Foreign Ministry said that the Syrian Army‘s achievements herald the imminent end of terrorism, and that the battle with those mercenaries will end soon after eradicating terrorism from every inch of the Syrian territories and after restoring peace and security to Syria.

The source said that Damascus welcomes the initiatives of the countries and the bodies which have not been involved in the aggression against Syria in the reconstruction of the country.

In December 2016, Syrian Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Mahmoud underlined that his country put Iranian private sector on the top of its list for reconstruction projects.

"Iranian companies are well-prepared to take part in Syria's reconstruction process," Mahmoud said in a meeting with Head of Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholamhossein Shafeyee in Tehran at the time.

Shafeyee, for his part, said the two sides should make plan for Syria reconstruction.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on ways to refurbish the Syrian economy as well as reconstruction of the Arab country.
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新資料 サウジが911事件の予行演習に資金拠出

New Data: Saudi Arabia May Have Funded 9/11 'Dry Run'
TEHRAN (FNA)- New evidence in a lawsuit, which holds Saudi Arabia responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks, shows that the kingdom may have funded a “dry run” prior to the incident.

The lawsuit alleges that the Saudi embassy in Washington paid for two Saudi nationals, living undercover in the US as students, to fly from the city of Phoenix to Washington “in a dry run for the 9/11 attacks” two years before their occurrence, the New York Post reported on Saturday.

Lawyers for the plaintiffs said the new details had painted “a pattern of both financial and operational support” for the 9/11 conspiracy provided by official Saudi sources.

“We’ve long asserted that there were longstanding and close relationships between al-Qaeda and the religious components of the Saudi government,” Sean Carter, the lead attorney for the 9/11 plaintiffs said, adding that “This is further evidence of that.”

Carter stressed that the allegations against Saudi Arabia were based on “nearly 5,000 pages of evidence submitted of record and incorporated by reference into the complaint.”

Citing FBI documents, the lawsuit said the Saudi students − Mohammed al-Qudhaeein and Hamdan al-Shalawi − were both members of “the kingdom’s network of agents in the US,” had received training at the camps run by the a-Qaeda militant group in Afghanistan, and were in “frequent contact” with Saudi officials while in the US.

In a November 1999 America West flight to Washington, the Saudi students reportedly tried multiple times to gain access to the cockpit of the plane.

Consequently, the pair were taken into custody following an emergency flight landing in Ohio, but later the FBI decided not to pursue prosecution.

Meanwhile, the FBI confirmed that he Saudi embassy had paid for the students’ tickets for the pre-9/11 “dry run.”

“The dry run reveals more of the fingerprints of the Saudi government,” Kristen Breitweiser, one of the New York plaintiffs, said, adding that “These guys were Saudi government employees for years and were paid by the Saudi government.”

Some 3,000 people died in the 9/11 attacks, after four hijacked passenger planes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field. Fifteen of the 19 hijackers were from Saudi Arabia.

In several cases, hundreds of victims’ relatives and injured survivors, along with insurance companies and businesses say, the Saudi government assisted the attacks through a variety of activities in support of al-Qaeda over a number of years.

In September 2015, US District Judge George Daniels tossed Saudi Arabia out as a defendant.

One year later, however, the US Congress passed legislation, known as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), that eliminated some defenses and enabled the 9/11 victims to reassert their claims.

Last month, Saudi Arabia asked a US judge to drop the cases against it, arguing that the plaintiffs had failed to generate sufficient evidence to subject the kingdom to the $100-billion lawsuits.
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Hezbollah Uncovers Israeli Spy Device in South Lebanon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Hezbollah resistance group discovered an Israeli surveillance device hidden inside a rock in Kafr Shouba, South of Lebanon.

The Israeli spy device is equipped with a daytime and thermal camera placed inside a rock in the village of Kafr Shouba West of the Ruwaysat al-Alam site in the occupied Shabaa Farms, Al Manar reported.

Hezbollah discovered the device while a conducting a patrol in the Kafr Shubah area.

In the pictures released by Hezbollah’s media, the spy device resembled a rock and was placed along a trail in the occupied Sheba’a Farms.

It is not the first time for the resistance group to thwart such Israeli spying attempts. Last month, the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement announced that it had found an Israeli espionage device in the southern Lebanese territory.

The device was found on the strategic heights of Barouk Mountain, overlooking the village of Saghbine and the Lake Qaroun located in Lebanon’s western Bekaa Valley. But, the device was remotely exploded by Israel some time ago “out of fear it would be discovered,” and that its rubble pieces were scattered throughout the area.

Officials of the resistance movement perceived the discovery as part of the ongoing Israeli offensive attacks on Lebanon’s communications system, stressing that it is a violating the country’s sovereignty as well as undermining its security.
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Azerbaijan Parliament Paper: Baku May Stop Backing NATO Afghan Mission
TEHRAN (FNA)- The official newspaper of The Republic of Azerbaijan's parliament said the country may suspend its support for NATO mission in Afghanistan in response to a media campaign and sanctions against Baku.

The news come against the background of recent publications made by the Western media about Azerbaijani leadership and an amendment to the US Fiscal Year 2018 State and Foreign Operations Bill imposing sanctions on some Azerbaijani officials, Sputnik reported.

Azerbaijan provides essential support for supplies to NATO mission contingent deployed in Afghanistan by opening its air space for NATO and providing access to facilities. Azerbaijani soldiers have been serving in Afghanistan along with NATO troops since 2002. Therefore, Baku can suspend cooperation with the West in the military-strategic areas, counter-terrorist operations and suspend its support for NATO mission in Afghanistan, in the first place, the newspaper reported.

Turkish Ambassador Says Erdogan Postpones Azerbaijan Visit Due to Busy Schedule
Baku has been developing strategic partnership with the United States and the European Union despite the pressure from some regional powers. Sanctions and other wrongful actions may force Baku to review its foreign policy and choose one-sided approach, according to the newspaper.

Currently, a total of 90 Azerbaijani servicemen, two military medics and two officers of Azerbaijan's engineering troops participate in NATO's Resolute Support mission. Azerbaijan also allowed NATO to carry its non-combat cargo for mission in Afghanistan via Azerbaijan airspace and use its airports. About 40 percent of all NATO cargo pass through Baku on the way to Afghanistan.

On September 4, The Washington Post newspaper slammed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev for "bribing" some journalists by providing them with flats and putting other journalists such as Director of Turan News Agency Mehman Aliyev in jail for articles criticizing the authorities. On the same day, The Guardian newspaper reported that Azerbaijani leadership was behind a large laundry scheme, which had been allegedly used by Baku for bribing European politicians. In addition, the money was reportedly used by Azerbaijani elites for acquiring luxury goods.

Following the revelations about imprisoned journalists, US Senator Richard Durbin proposed an amendment to the State and Foreign Operations Bill on Thursday banning Azerbaijani officials involved in the arrest of Mehman Aliyev from entering the United States, which was approved by US Senate's Appropriations Committee on Friday.
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Germans Hold Anti-War Protest Near US Base
TEHRAN (FNA)- People in Germany staged an annual anti-war protest rally in front of a United States air base in their country, condemning war-mongering policies of the current US administration.

Demonstrators on Saturday formed a human chain in the Ramstein-Miesenbach municipality stretching to outside Gate 5 of the American air base there, presstv reported.

The organizers of Stop Air Base Ramstein said as many as 5,000 protesters attended the rally.

They demanded an end to the use of the air base to relay telemetry to drones that collect information on militant groups or attack designated targets. The protesters said the attacks on suspected militants were “extrajudicial killings” and violated international law.

The human chain wrapped up a week of protests in the area.

The protesters who rallied on Saturday were joined by left-wing politician Oskar Lafontaine, the former head of Germany’s Left Party. He denounced German involvement in conflicts, role in the Iraq War, and the expansion of nuclear armaments.

“So long as we live in a system which requires military equipment and warmongering, the economic order on which capitalism is reliant, the world will edge closer to destruction,” Lafontaine told the protesters. “Nuclear weapons are not weapons. They are monsters and we need to chase them away from this planet.”

The Ramstein Air Base is host to 22,000 US military and Department of Defense personnel. Family members included, the number reaches 54,000. It is the largest concentration of US citizens outside of the US.

Ramstein Air Base is also the headquarters of NATO’s Air and Space program (AIRCOM).
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イラントップエイド ロヒンギャの虐殺の背後にイスラエル

Leader's Top Aide: Israel Behind Genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Supreme Leader's top aide for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati slammed the massacre of Muslims in Myanmar's Rakhine province, and said that Tel Aviv's regime has organized the genocide of Rohingya minority in the Southeast Asian country.

“The Zionist regime’s plot to cleanse its cruel and child-killing image and promote the culture of cruelty and oppression against children, the elderly and innocent people in coordination with the government of Myanmar shows a horrible and organized crime against the deprived Rohingya Muslims,” Velayati said in a statement on Saturday.

He warned that such an “ominous and organized plot by international Zionism” would result in genocide against the Muslims, oppression and forced displacement, ethnic and racial cleansing, massacre and regional instability.

Velayati urged "swift and effective" measures to prevent the recurrence of such tragedies and bring the perpetrators to justice.

According to a recent report, Israel continues to sell weapons to Myanmar’s military junta despite the ongoing persecution of the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Human Rights Watch has warned that violence by Myanmar's army against the Rohingya had all the hallmarks of a campaign of “ethnic cleansing,” calling on the UN Security Council to hold an emergency meeting on the issue.

The volatile Rakhine, located northwest of Myanmar, has been the scene of communal violence since 2012. Many of the Muslims have lost their lives while tens of thousands have been displaced as a result of attacks by Buddhists. The refugees largely live in camps in dire conditions.

Rakhine has also been under a military siege since October 2016, when the government used a purported deadly militant attack on border guards back then as a pretext to enforce the siege. There have been numerous eyewitness accounts of summary executions, rapes, and arson attacks by security forces against the Muslims since the crackdown began.

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Russia: Syria's Deir Ezzur Got No Humanitarian Aid from Western States after Liberation

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Friday that European countries and the international humanitarian organizations have not offered any aid to the residents of the Syrian city of Deir Ezzur after the siege was lifted.

Konashenkov said that neither the Syrian authorities nor the Russian center for reconciliation of warring parties have received a "single offer" of humanitarian aid from European countries or international organizations since Deir Ezzur was liberated, RIA Novosti reported.

"Such passivity and slowness of the European politicians and international humanitarian organizations that publicly promote compassion and mercy to the victims of wars, satisfies only Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) militants," Konashenkov added.

The spokesman pointed out that Europe is only worried about the humanitarian situation in the Syrian regions controlled by the terrorists.

He stressed that the Western media become "becalmed," and European activists "amnesic," immediately after the settlements are liberated from the militants.

According to Konashenkov, the crushing defeat that Daesh suffered from the Syrian government forces backed by the Russian Aerospace Forces "once again highlighted the false commitment of the leading European capitals to provide real aid to the Syrian population."

Konashenkov added that as of today, thousands of square miles and thousands of settlements were liberated from the terrorists of Daesh and Nusra Front.

The Syrian Army troops entered the 137th Artillery Brigade Base in the Western outskirts of Deir Ezzur city on Tuesday, lifting the ISIL terrorists' siege of the city after approximately 1,100 days.






何 夢を見ている! と言うしかありません。

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Convoy of Isis fighters and families blocked by airstrikes in Syria

The Guardian2017/9/2
Convoy of Isis fighters and families blocked by airstrikes in Syria
The 600 terrorists and civilians had been granted safe passage after surrendering enclave on Syria’s border with Lebanon

A convoy of Islamic State fighters and their families being evacuated into jihadist territory in east Syria remained in government-held areas of Syria on Friday, US-led forces have said.

“It has not managed to link up with any other Isis elements in eastern Syria,” said Col Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting Isis.

There are about 300 fighters and about 300 civilians in the convoy, which the Syrian army and Lebanon’s Hezbollah group granted safe passage after the Islamist terrorists surrendered their enclave on Syria’s border with Lebanon.
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But the coalition against Isis has used airstrikes to block the convoy from crossing into the group’s main territory straddling Syria’s eastern border with Iraq.

The Isis fighters in the border pocket accepted a truce and evacuation deal after simultaneous but separate offensives by the Lebanese army on one front and the Syrian army and Hezbollah on the other.

It angered the coalition, which does not want the fighters bussed to a battlefront in which it is active. It also angered Iraq, which is fighting Islamic State across the border.

“We are continuing to monitor that convoy and will continue to disrupt its movement east to link up with any other Isis element and we will continue to strike any other Isis elements that try to move towards it,” Dillon said.

The coalition has asked Russia to tell the Syrian government that it will not allow the convoy to move farther east to the Iraqi border, the coalition said in a statement.

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, gave prayers on Friday for Islam’s Eid al-Adha festival in the town of Qara, near the enclave surrendered on Monday by the Islamic State fighters.

Confined to Damascus for long periods in the early part of Syria’s six-year civil war, Assad has grown more confident in travelling around government-held areas as the army and its allies have won a series of victories.

Assad was shown on state television standing and kneeling on a green carpet in a packed mosque alongside Syrian religious leaders as he followed the imam giving prayers.

The departure of Islamic State and other groups from the western Qalamoun district means the border with Lebanon is Syria’s first to be controlled entirely by its army since early in the conflict.

Qara is only a few miles from the mountains delineating the frontier with Lebanon, in which Islamic State and other militant groups held territory until August.

Part of an agreed exchange under the truce went ahead on Thursday as wounded Islamic State fighters were swapped for the bodies of pro-government forces. But the fate of the main part of the convoy is uncertain.

“It was moving this morning and then they had stopped ... I don’t know if they stopped for a break or were trying to figure out what to do,” Dillon said.

The frontline between Syrian government forces and Islamic State in eastern Syria is active as the army, aided by Russian jets and Iran-backed Shia militias, presses an offensive to relieve its besieged enclave at Deir ez-Zor.

On Friday a Syrian military source said the army and its allies had made an advance against Islamic State in that area and had also taken several villages in a jihadist enclave in central Syria.

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米国によるISIS現場指揮者の避難 「我々は同盟者を救出している」との説も

Alleged US Evacuation of Daesh Field Commanders: 'We Are Rescuing Our Allies'
A source has told Sputnik that US Air Force aircraft had evacuated a group of nearly two dozen Daesh (ISIS) field commanders and militants from Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria last month. Retired US Air Force Lieut Col. Karen Kwiatkowski says this is standard operating procedure for CIA black ops looking to cover their trail after an operation.

On Thursday, a military and diplomatic source told Sputnik that USAF helicopters had evacuated 22 Daesh field commanders and militants from areas outside the city of Deir ez-Zor in late August, amid a successful operation by Syrian government forces to free the area from terrorist control. The militants were reportedly taken to northern Syria. The US-led coalition's press office told Sputnik that the allegations were "false."

Asked to comment, Karen Kwiatkowski, a retired US Air Force Lieutenant Colonel turned anti-neoconservative activist, told Sputnik that these evacuees were likely people that the US military and intelligence establishment wanted to protect, "particularly people with evidence that could be used against the US [during] negotiations."

"It makes a lot of sense that we would either want to kill those people or extract them before the Syrians could interrogate them," Kwiatkowski said.

"That's inconsistent with the top level message from President Trump for sure," the retired officer added. "This set of relationships that the CIA, parts of the military and the State Department have with Daesh goes [back to before] Trump's administration. It seems like they're not following his orders here, but I'm sure there's a larger agenda at stake."

Kwiatkowski recalled that while Trump himself has been "consistent about eliminating these terrorists, the CIA runs its own operations, and they don't consult with anybody; that would be consistent" from their standpoint.

The activist explained that CIA black programs don't require day-to-day approval from the president. If that's what this evacuation was, "this is standard operating procedure, and they don't really care what the president says in a speech designed for the consumption of the American people."

Kwiatkowski suggested that news of the Deir ez-Zor extraction stood in clear contrast to Washington's public campaign against Daesh, including its operations against the Daesh convoy that's currently stranded on the Syrian-Iraqi border.

"That's populating our media – that the Americans are killing Daesh, not that the Americans are rescuing Daesh," the Kwiatkowski said.

"Certainly, we are rescuing our allies. But to some extent, we are preserving people who have worked with us, people that are dealing with the financial aspects of our aid to Daesh, because that's what's going to be looked at in the autopsy of this operation. People are going to be saying: where did the money flow? Who knew about it? What was the American role? Americans will be asking that question too, not just the world."

Ultimately, asked what would impact this news would have on public support for the president, Kwiatkowski said that for those who have an understanding of the neoconservative trajectory which has dominated US policy for many years, "we don't expect as much of Trump. [But] for Trump voters, there is a problem. [They] bought into his less interventionist type of policy. He ran on that, he was elected on that. He gave some early speeches relating to this concept. That was pleasing to his supporters; it angered the neoconservatives."

Today, the observer said, it's clear that either the neocons are wearing Trump down, "or have somehow otherwise convinced him to allow them to do what they want to do."

The report on the alleged US operation to rescue Daesh in Deir ez-Zor commanders has led Russian experts to call on President Trump to comment directly on the claims, and to ignore any CIA or Pentagon commentary. Speaking to Sputnik, Russian defense analyst Igor Korotchenko said that Trump "must comment on this and declare clearly: either the evacuation of the Daesh field commanders was authorized by him personally and he assumes all political responsibility for this step, or the [US] special services acted without his approval."



米軍主導軍がデリゾールでISIS幹部をヘリで救出 これが米軍とISISの深い関係を示す証拠でなければなんだろう


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US Warplanes Stop Shadowing Daesh Convoy at Russia’s Request

US Warplanes Stop Shadowing Daesh Convoy at Russia’s Request
Following a request by the Kremlin, US military assets have stopped shadowing a Daesh convoy stuck behind lines of advancing Syrian army troops.

Syrian army troops covering ground in the desert province of Deir ez-Zour in the country's eastern territories have now outflanked a Daesh convoy that has been stationary for almost ten days, after US jets bombed the roadway and bridges ahead, preventing its escape to regions in Iraq still controlled by the rapidly-dwindling armed extremist faction.

The US-led coalition against Daesh quickly agreed to a request by Russian forces in the region to stop surveillance on the convoy, streamlining efforts between Russian- and US-backed forces to defeat the extremists, according to a report from the Guardian.

A convoy of an estimated 17 buses containing Daesh militants and their families has dwindled to 11, after six vehicles abruptly returned to their starting points as Syrian army troops close in.

Food and water has been supplied by the Syrian army to those stranded in the face-off in the middle of the desert.

There have been reports of individual fighters escaping the convoy under cover of darkness, even as the noose tightens around the remaining fugitives. An estimated 85 Daesh fighters have been killed attempting to escape from the convoy, according to a US spokesperson.

US military statements assert that no attacks on the convoy have been made in light of the presence of women and children, cited by Stripes.com.

"From the start of this situation on Aug. 29, we have placed responsibility for the buses and passengers on the Syrian regime, who in conjunction with Lebanese Hezbollah brokered a deal with [Daesh] to move its terrorists into Iraq," according to Army Brigadier General Jon Braga, the coalition's director of operations, cited by Stars and Stripes.

The Syrian army, with Russian air support, broke a three-year Daesh siege of eastern Syrian territories in the Deir ez-Zour on September 5.
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US evacuates 22 Daesh commanders from Dayr al-Zawr: Report

Reports coming out of Syria suggest that US aircraft have evacuated 22 Daesh field commanders in Dayr al-Zawr as government forces are advancing against the Takfiri militants in the eastern city.

A military and diplomatic source told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Thursday that the terrorists were taken to “safer regions” in the face of “successful actions by Syrian government troops in the eastern part of Syria in late August.”

The first evacuation operation took place on August 26, during which a "US Air Force helicopter" took two Daesh commanders of "European origin" with members of their families out of Dayr al-Zawr, the unidentified source said.

In a second such operation on August 28, US helicopters transferred 20 Daesh field commanders and militants close to them from the Syrian city, he added.

”Militants who lost their commanders due to the Americans, usually tend to cease organized actions, leave their positions, join other [Daesh terrorist] units or one by one flee,” the source pointed out.

The US-led coalition, which has been bombarding what it calls Daesh positions inside Syria, has rejected the report as “false.”

The US has long been accused of colluding with Daesh to provide safe passage and logistical support to members of the Takfiri group in conflict zones.

Last month, the so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported two US airlifts of Daesh elements in Dayr al-Zawr.

Earlier this week, the Syrian government forces broke the three-year-long Daesh siege on Dayr al-Zawr, the provincial capital of the oil-rich province of the same name.

Daesh has recently retreated from much of the territory under its control amid sweeping advances by Syrian army soldiers and allied fighters in the battlefield.

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Trump Accountable for US Army's Rescue Operations for ISIL in Eastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump should initiate a probe into evacuation of ISIL terrorist group's leaders by the US helicopters from Syria's Deir Ezzur, Russian experts said.

Igor Korotchenko, editor-in-chief of the Natsionalnaya Oborona (National Defense) magazine, told Sputnik that he believes that the information is reliable and that they do not need any comments from the CIA or the Pentagon on the matter.

"It is President Trump who must comment on this and declare clearly: either the evacuation of the ISIL field commanders was authorized by him personally and he assumes all political responsibility for this step, or the (US) special services acted without his approval," Korotchenko said.

He noted that if this information is finally confirmed, Trump should instruct the Attorney General to launch an appropriate investigation and bring all those responsible to justice for being involved in international terrorism.

Korotchenko was echoed by Franz Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the Russian Upper House's Defense and Security Committee, who suggested that the evacuation of ISIL's leaders by the US forces did take place.

"No matter how the so-called antiterrorism coalition tried to refute reports on the evacuation of more than 20 field commanders from Deir Ezzur, all the long-term experience of US actions, including in Afghanistan, convinces us that the evacuation was almost 100-percent true," Klintsevich said on his page in Facebook.

"As a person who took part in the 1979-1989 war in Afghanistan, I can say that we constantly felt that Americans were directly supporting the Mujahideen at the time," he added, also citing escape corridors for militants leaving the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is "allegedly besieged by (US) allies."

"Of course, Deir Ezzur is not Raqqa, and it will be impossible to evacuate hundreds of militants in this case here but this is not the point. It seems that the US still sees the meaning of its existence in its confrontation with Russia, and this, to put it mildly, does not cause optimism," Klintsevich said.

Earlier, in an interview with Russia's Rossiya 24 TV channel he suggested that the evacuation of ISIL's leaders from Deir Ezzur may indicate that the US is trying to save its agents and contacts, among other things.

"Unfortunately, I have come to this conclusion. I think that analyzing these events, we will have more complete information in the near future," Klintsevich added.

Commenting on ISIL leaders' evacuation, a military and diplomatic source, meanwhile, told Sputnik that the first such extraction took place on August 26, when a "US Air Force helicopter" evacuated 2 of ISIL's European field commanders with members of their families from an area located to the Northwest of Deir Ezzur at night.

According to the source's data, two days later, US choppers transferred 20 ISIL field commanders and militants close to them from the Southeastern areas near Deir Ezzur to northern Syria.

When contacted by Sputnik, the Combined Joint Task Force of the Operation Inherent Resolve’s press office called the allegations "false."

On Tuesday the Syrian army, with Russian air support, managed to finally break the three-year ISIL's siege of the city of Deir Ezzur. Until that point, food and ammunition had only been delivered to the city by air. Helicopters from the city of Qamishli had evacuated the wounded and delivering essential supplies to the city's population.

米軍主導軍がデリゾールでISIS幹部をヘリで救出 これが米軍とISISの深い関係を示す証拠でなければなんだろう

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テロ戦闘員も国軍兵士も市民も大勢死んでいる どの国がこの禍をもたらしたのか



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隙あらば付けこんで来る米国 ミャンマーが狙いに

US Plans to Expand Military Ties with Myanmar Amid Atrocities Against Rohingya

TEHRAN (FNA)- The United States is not likely to step in and stop an ethnic cleansing campaign against Myanmar’s downtrodden Rohingya Muslims because Washington is planning to expand military ties with the Southeast Asian country bordering China – the country the US is attempting to encircle.

The US Senate will vote on a defense spending bill next week that could expand the Pentagon’s cooperation with the Myanmarese military, The Associated Press reported on Saturday.

A draft of the bill also allows for courses and workshops on issues like maritime security, peacekeeping and combating human trafficking, the report said.

Republican Senator John McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, refused to respond to questions about the bill.

The United States has been facing international condemnation due to its failure to censure Myanmar’s de facto ruler Aung San Suu Kyi over her complicity in the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the Muslim-majority Rakhine region.

Some analysts have noted that Washington does not want to strain ties with Myanmar’s government and influential military because of the country’s proximity to China which has given it the status of a knight in the geopolitical game.

According to experts, the US is pursuing the “Pivot to Asia” policy, which is essentially a strategy for containing China. For this, Washington is implementing a policy of engagement with Myanmar, while ignoring the regime’s violation of international law and human rights.

The Trump administration has reluctantly expressed concerns about the state-sponsored violence against the Rohingya but refused to address calls for international sanctions against Suu Kyi’s government. Washington although has expressed keenness in enhancing US-Myanmar military ties.

“Further normalization of the military-to-military relationship with Burma is the last thing we should be doing right now,” Walter Lohman, Asia program director at the right-leaning Heritage Foundation, said, adding that “What a terrible signal to be sending.”

Myanmar’s security forces and Buddhist militants have been carrying out atrocities against the Rohingya for several months. They particularly stepped the vicious campaign since August 25.

A large number of Muslims, including women and children, have been burnt alive, lynched to death or lost their lives while fleeing the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people. Entire villages of Rohingya Muslims have been burnt to the ground.

According to the United Nations, some 270,000 Rohingyas have fled from Myanmar into neighboring Bangladesh since August 25.

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum has said the destruction of homes and villages shows “an effort to ethnically cleanse the region of its Rohingya population and to prevent their eventual return.”

Refugees International has said Myanmar’s that military is blocking life-saving aid, “which we believe amount to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.” The human right group has called for re-imposition of sanctions targeting Myanmar’s military officials.

More than a dozen Nobel laureates have written an open letter to the UN Security Council warning of a tragedy “amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity” in Rakhine state, citing the “potential for genocide.”

Despite all this, America’s close ally in the Middle East, Israel, continues sale of weaponry to the Myanmarese junta.

Investigations by several rights watchdogs have found that more than 100 tanks, as well as boats and weapons, have been sold to Myanmar by Israeli arms companies.
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Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims: Stateless, Persecuted, Fleeing
TEHRAN (FNA)- Rohingya Muslims are once more fleeing in droves into Bangladesh, trying to escape rape and massacre by Myanmar's military. [VIDEO]






IRGC Voices Readiness to Help Rohingya Muslims
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a statement strongly condemned the massacre of Rohingya Muslims by extremist Buddhists in Myanmar, and voiced readiness to help the affected people of that country.

"The horrible crimes of extremist Buddhist groups and the Myanmar army against Rohingya Muslims which has entered a new phase since last week has created a suffering situation for the Muslims," the IRGC said in a statement.

It noted that all the ongoing developments suggest an organized anti-Islamic plot that, if not stopped, will result in another major genocide in the history of mankind.

“The ineffective global reactions to the genocide of Rohingya Muslims and the deadly silence of the international human rights organizations and the lack of consensus and a powerful front to confront the perpetrators of such crimes are a huge humanitarian crisis today," the statement added.

Myanmar's security forces have been attacking the Rohingya Muslims and torching their villages since October 2016 in a bid to push them out of the western state of Rakhine.

The attacks have intensified since August 25, following alleged armed attacks on police and military posts in Rakhine.

The Rohingya have been subject to communal violence by extremist Buddhists for years, forcing large groups of Muslims to take perilous journeys and seek refuge in Bangladesh and other neighboring countries.

Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has come under fire for failing to protect the country’s Muslim minority from persecution.

She claimed on Wednesday that “a huge iceberg of misinformation” was spreading about violence in western Myanmar.
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Drone Footage of Destroyed Syrian City Amid Continued Fighting
TEHRAN (FNA)- Drone footage of the embattled northern city of Raqqa was released, as the Syrian Democratic Forces continued their fight against ISIL militants with the backup of the US air force that strikes civilian targets and even friendly troops everyday. [VIDEO]









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Serious about peace? 'US should withdraw 50,000 troops from Japan, 30,000 from S.Korea' (Op-Ed)

The US wants more war because it means more profit and distracts from the social problems. The US tries to paint Pyongyang as the world’s enemy, however, we know who the true aggressor is, says international affairs commentator Daniel Shaw.
Daniel Shaw: The US has done nothing to de-escalate the situation; they’ve always intensified and escalated the situation. If the US were serious about peace in the Pacific, they would immediately withdraw 50,000 troops from Japan, 30,000 troops from South Korea, and the 4,000 troops they have in Guam. All of these war exercises are provocations the South Korean government and the US military run together. This has really put North Korea on the defensive despite everything the US media says about North Korea being the aggressor. We know who the true aggressor in the Pacific is.
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へーっこうなんだ グローバルランク


BBC 西側最有力MSMの一つですが、このブログ管理人は強いバイアスが感じられてあまり読みません。

ニューヨークタイムズ 記事の英語が難しいです。

RT ロシアトゥデイ 米国やフランスで取材妨害の動きが出るなど、これらの国の当局が報じられたくないニュースも多く流れます。世界の動きで主要なものはこれを読んでいれば分かります。欧州の人は読んでいます。

ロイター RTよりもランクは低いです。代表的な西側MSMの一つ、西側諸国の宣伝記事も多いです。

FARSNEWS イランだけでなく欧州でも見られていますね。PRESSTVはテレビがありますが、FARSNEWSのほうがランクは高い。欧州の人達がシリア問題などに最新の詳しい情報を持っているのはこのメディアが読まれていることが要因の一つでしょう。読みやすい英語です。

読売新聞 日本語版です。英語版でないと海外からのアクセスが限られるのでランクは下がります。

アルジャジーラ カタール政府から金が出ています。サウジがアルジャジーラを潰せと要求してアルジャジーラが見直されました。少しバイアスが感じられます。

僭越ながら「ずくなしの冷や水」 中国と韓国からのアクセスが結構あるようです。中国語に記事を翻訳したほうが良いでしょうか。外国人に私達の失敗の経験を知って欲しいと願っています。

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ISISのSecurity Forcesは、ISIS内部の治安部隊と見られ、米軍による指揮監督のメインルートであると見られます。その幹部を米軍がヘリコプターで救出し、残された一般戦闘員は指揮者もなにく組織的な行動ができなくなっているようです。逃亡するものも多いでしょうが、その前に内部対立で死者、負傷者が出ています。

ISIL's Security Forces Escaping from Deir Ezzur in Vast Numbers
TEHRAN (FNA)- A growing number of ISIL's Hasaba (security-monitoring) forces are escaping the Eastern province of Deir Ezzur following the Syrian Army troops' advances, local sources said Friday.

The sources said that a group of ISIL's Hasaba forces has escaped from the town of Qaranij, adding that the fugitive members had been sent by ISIL to Qaranij to replace the former members that had previously escaped the same town.

The sources further said that Commander of ISIL Hasaba Abu Shima that was a Moroccan has also escaped from the town of al-Mayadeen in Southeastern Deir Ezzur.

ISIL has set up more checkpoints to monitor its non-Syrian members' activities after a large number of its foreign members fled the battlefield in Deir Ezzur.

Local sources said on Thursday that a number of foreign members of the ISIL terrorist group were killed in infightings in Deir Ezzur province.

The sources in Western Deir Ezzur confirmed that the Iraqi and French members of the ISIL engaged in heavy infighting in the town of Qaranij, adding that a number of them were killed and wounded.

They also underlined the collapse of ISIL defense lines in Deir Ezzur and intensified infighting among its members as the Syrian army is rapidly advancing in the region.

Meantime, a group of residents of the village of al-Shahil in Eastern Deir Ezzur attacked one of the ISIL bases in the region, killing a number of terrorists.
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