国際・政治: ずくなしの冷や水

2019年11月05日

犯罪国家イスラエル! おぞましすぎます でも現実です

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/11/3のツイート
犯罪国家イスラエル! きょう何度も流されている映像。足止めしたパレスチナ人を放ち、行けと言っておいて、ライフルで射殺。殺人をエンジョイするイスラエル軍。

https://twitter.com/i/status/1190899450430009344



こんなことは絶対に許されない。以下は2019/11/4 0:30時点で収録。

The Palestine Institute for Public Diplomacy@ThePIPD

2h
Viewer discretion is advised: After #Israeli occupation forces yell at him to leave, the young #Palestinian man puts up his arms and walks away. He is then shot in the back by the Israeli soldiers.

realSeifBitar@BitarReal

8h
STOPPED, RELEASED, , , Then ❝❝Shot Dead❞❞
After stopping this #Palestinian worker who was returning home from work at evening hours, #Israeli occupation forces released him & ordered him to go back where he came from, , , , then, they shot him in ❝COLD BLOOD❞

Anwar Pal@AnwarPrinceP

8h
WATCH: killing for fun by #ISraeli soldiers, killing a peaceful innocent Palestinian who doesn’t present any threat to them. #ISraeliCrimes #Terrorism #FreePalestine #GroupPalestine


ISISの有力支援国だったことは間違いないです。



posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:38| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

Report: Kushner Gives MbS Permission to Arrest Khashoggi

Report: Kushner Gives MbS Permission to Arrest Khashoggi
TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner gave permission to Saudi ruler Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) to arrest journalist Jamal Khashoggi before he was killed and dismembered, a whistleblower claimed.

However, Turkish intelligence intercepted the call and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan then used the information to force Trump to remove his troops from Northern Syria, according to Spectator.

The report claims that investigators on the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee are aware of these allegations and are planning to dig further into them while pursuing the impeachment inquiry over Trump’s dealings with Ukraine.

It also claims that the number of intelligence whistleblowers who are willing to give evidence to the impeachment committee is seven.

The three already known are the original anonymous CIA officer, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and Tim Morrison, the NSC’s director for European and Russian Affairs.

The Khashoggi whistleblower takes that tally up to four, meaning there are three others waiting in the wings.

Khashoggi was a Washington Post columnist who at one point was considered close to the ruling Saudi royal family but later became disillusioned by its powerful young prince.

In October 2018, Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to sort documents before he was to be married to his Turkish fiancee, Hatice Cengiz. He never emerged.

The Turkish government announced it has evidence that Khashoggi was killed and his body was dismembered. The Central Intelligence Agency and other Western governments believe that MbS ordered Khashoggi’s killing.

In recent interviews with American media outlets, MbS said he bears responsibility for the Khashoggi killing "because it happened under my watch", but he denies ordering the murder.

"It happened under my watch," he told PBS, adding, "I get all the responsibility, because it happened under my watch."

After initial denials, the official Saudi narrative blamed the murder on rogue operatives.

The public prosecutor announced that the then-deputy intelligence chief ordered the repatriation of Khashoggi, a royal insider who became an outspoken critic, but the lead negotiator ordered him killed after discussions for his return failed. Eleven Saudi suspects have been put on trial in secretive proceedings but only a few hearings have been held.

A United Nations report has called for MbS and other senior Saudi officials to be investigated.

The fallout from the killing has damaged the international reputation of the 33-year-old and there have been rumours of a growing rift between him and his father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Kushner, who is a top White House aide whose portfolio includes diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia, has defended MbS. His ties with the Saudi prince have come under scrutiny after it was learned that the two communicated through text messages on WhatsApp.

The Presidential Records Act prohibits senior White House officials from using non-official email or messaging accounts for government business.

Democrats in Congress have sent letters demanding that the White House provide documents about senior aides' use of private email and text services.

The Trump administration has refused to condemn the Saudi prince despite its spy agencies saying he is responsible for Khashoggi’s death.

Both Republicans and Democrats slammed Trump last month after he agreed to Erdogan’s request to remove American forces from the Northern Syria region which shares a border with Turkey.

Erdogan then sent Turkish troops into Kurdish-held areas of Northern Syria, triggering a humanitarian crisis.

The Republican president is under increasing pressure as the House of Representatives forges ahead with its investigation of whether Trump solicited help from Ukraine as he seeks re-election next year.

Leaders of the Democratic-controlled House expect to begin public hearings in the next few weeks.

The inquiry was launched on September 24 after a whistleblower complaint from the unidentified US intelligence official who was concerned the president’s actions on Ukraine were illegal and jeopardized national security.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:29| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年11月04日

この事件の背後に何がある? 密入国の試み? 中国人が?



英国のロンドンに近いグレーズの工業団地の駐車場で39人の死体を載せた大型トラックが見つかったそうです。

このトラックはウェールズのホーリーヘッドという町の港から10/19に上陸。ここからロンドン近郊まで3日か、4日、遺体を乗せて400km近く走っていたことになります。このコンテナは、ブルガリア発だと。


ホーリーヘッドという町の港へは、アイルランドからフェリーで入ったようです。ブルガリアから船でアイルランドに? 

今は、英国への密入国が狙いだったのではないかと見られているようです。

初報では、遺体で発見された方の人種特性が示されていません。また中東、アフリカ系の可能性があります。ブルガリアはEU加盟国。

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/24のツイート
イギリスでトラックの中で発見された遺体39体は中国人と判明!

ええーっ! これはびっくり。もとはBBCだそうです。

この事件は、中国政府にとって大打撃です。

国民の人権が抑圧されているから英国に密航しようとする者が出る、との声が出かねません。

国際的な密入国の組織の仕事でしょう。

香港の暴徒が英国に渡ろうとした?

今英国に入れば、EUのどこへも行けますが。

ベトナム人だと説もあります。

RT26 Oct, 2019 15:58 GMT
5th arrest over deaths of 39 people in truck trailer found in Essex

Police in the Republic of Ireland have arrested a man in his 20s at Dublin Port in connection with the discovery of 39 bodies in a refrigerated truck near London, England on Wednesday.

It’s understood that the vehicle entered the UK via Holyhead in Wales, but that the trailer arrived separately into Purfleet, Essex from Zeebrugge in Belgium. Police are still working to trace its journey in full.

Initially, British authorities said they suspected that those on board were originally from China. However, in recent days reports have emerged from Vietnam which suggest that some of the victims may have come from there.

The man arrested on Saturday had just arrived on a ferry from France and was being sought by British police on suspicion of involvement in the truck deaths. Four people, including the truck driver, have already been arrested.

FARSNEWS2019/11/2
Three Arrested in Vietnam, Ireland over UK Truck Deaths
TEHRAN (FNA)- Police in Vietnam and Ireland made three new arrests in the sprawling investigation into the deaths of 39 people found in a refrigerated truck container in Southeast England last week.

Two people suspected of organising a people-smuggling operation in Vietnam were arrested in Ha Tinh province following reports from 10 families there of missing relatives, VTV television reported on Friday.

Colonel Nguyen Tien Nam, deputy chief of Ha Tinh provincial police in central Vietnam, was quoted as saying the suspects were directly involved in the case in which people paid smugglers to be taken to the United Kingdom and are now feared to be among the bodies found in the container.

Police said the suspects have been organising people smuggling in the area for several years.

The pair were accused of "organising and brokering for other people to go abroad and stay abroad illegally", according to a Ha Tinh police statement.

In Ireland, a 23-year-old man was arrested in connection with the October 23 discovery in an industrial park in Essex, East of London.

Essex police in Britain, who issued the European Arrest Warrant on which he was arrested, started extradition proceedings to bring Eamon Harrison, of Mayobridge in Northern Ireland, to the UK to face charges of manslaughter.

A Spokesman for the Dublin High Court stated that Harrison appeared in court on Friday. He was ordered to be held until a hearing on November 11.

The bodies of the victims were found in a refrigerated trailer on October 23 in Essex after the container arrived from Zeebrugge in Belgium.

British police announced on Friday they now believe all 39 people were from Vietnam.

"At this time, we believe the victims are Vietnamese nationals, and we are in contact with the Vietnamese government," Essex police Assistant Chief Constable Tim Smith said in a statement.

"We are in direct contact with a number of families in Vietnam and the UK, and we believe we have identified families for some of the victims," he added.

Police initially announced that the victims were from China, but the focus shifted to Vietnam when families there reported that they had not heard from loved ones who were in transit at the time.

DNA samples have been taken from relatives in central Vietnam to help with the complex process of confirming the victims, but so far none of the dead have been officially identified.

The 25-year-old driver of the truck, Maurice Robinson from Northern Ireland, has been charged with 39 counts of manslaughter.

British police on Friday asked two other suspects, brothers Ronan and Christopher Hughes, to turn themselves in.

会員限定有料記事 毎日新聞2019年11月4日 18時29分(最終更新 11月4日 18時29分)
コンテナ内で大量死した39人のベトナム人はなぜ英国へと渡ったのか
 英当局が、ロンドン東方で大型トラックのコンテナから見つかった39人の遺体は全員がベトナム人だと発表し、ベトナム社会は衝撃を受けている。欧州での高収入を夢見て渡航した若者たちが巻き込まれた可能性がある。海外への出稼ぎを推進してきた政府は、不法入国をあっせんするブローカーの摘発など規制強化に乗り出した。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:03| Comment(3) | 国際・政治

2019年11月03日

カネを払ってヒトに危害を加えさせたりする例が増えているのではなかろうか

2019年11月01日
怖い事件が続いていますの続き

最近、カネを払ってヒトに危害を加えたり、嫌がらせをすることを依頼する例が増えているように感じます。

以前、近所の人が電話などで嫌がらせを受けたことがあります。近所の家にまで電話すると先方が言ったらしく、その家の方があらかじめ断りに来て知りました。

私はほとんど付き合いがないのですが、聞こえてきた噂では個人でやっているビジネスを巡るトラブルだろうとのことでした。近所の人に何かにつけ文句を言う人で、さもありなんと思ったことでした。

電話での嫌がらせも困りますが、危害を加えられるよりもましです。ですが、最近、千葉県や茨城県で発生した傷害事件、殺人事件の中に未解決のものが出ています。

2019/2/26、千葉県山武市スーパーアクション殺人事件
2019/3/10、千葉・匝瑳市の海岸に全裸の男性遺体
2019/4/26、八街市で強盗致傷事件

これらは、犯人が捕まったとの情報には接していません。山武市スーパーアクション殺人事件は、老人男性が被害者です。交流範囲も限られるでしょうから短期間で解決するかと思っていたら、まだ解決しません。

千葉・匝瑳市の海岸で全裸の男性遺体が見つかった事件は、少し調べましたが、証拠や手がかりを残さないように事前によく検討されているとの印象を受けました。被害者は、まだ若い人のようです。死因は把握できているのでしょうか。

2019/4/26、八街市での強盗致傷事件は、犯行に加わった者は地元の人間ではないのではないかと感じました。地元の人間なら顔をみられてしまう襲撃方法はとらないでしょう。4人も犯行に加わっています。

そして、2019/9/23の茨城県境町の夫婦殺害事件。夫婦二人が殺され、子供も重軽傷を負っています。場合によっては殺されることもあり得た。あまり情報がありませんが、妻が警察に電話しているのを知ってもすぐには逃げなかった。サイレンが聞こえてから姿を消したとのことですから、この点だけを見ればずいぶん大胆です。警察の動きを予想し、逃走経路、手段も事前に検討しています。帽子をかぶりマスクをしていたということですが、暗いとはいえ、ある程度頭の輪郭や背格好がわかることはかまわないという姿勢です。

夫妻の交流関係を洗っても特に有力な容疑者のラインが出ていないということになると、下手人は地元の人間ではない可能性があります。

冒頭に書いたように、「カネを払ってヒトに危害を加えさせる」ような例がどうも増えている感じがしてなりません。

エプスタインは自殺とされていますが、骨折があり自殺ではないとの見解も出ています。

現役の方は、否応なしにいろいろな人と接し、付き合わなければなりません。女子プロゴルファーまでが施設の係員に「死ね!」と言ったとか。禿でデブの爺さんなんか、まさに「くたばれ! 死ね!」とののしられてもごく自然なことなんですよね。

人間関係を断って「雪隠でPC」。洒落ていなくても、そのほうが安全なようにも感じます。でも書いている内容が穏やかではないのでやっぱりいつかは。。。。

それも人生さと割り切るしかないのかもしれませんが、子供さんのおられる方はどうぞご注意を。危害を加えられる前には何らかの前兆があるはずです。このブログのサーバー攻撃があったように。

被ばくによる深刻な疾病発症の前にも前兆があります。サインを見逃さない、無視しない。管理人は、難癖をつけてきた方からは、即距離を置くようにしています。この人ちょっとおかしいなと感じたらすぐ逃げる。とても怖い世相になっています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:02| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アメリカの大統領は ロビーの利益を代表する犯罪者!

トランプの北部シリアからの米軍撤退方針表明の後も、米軍が原油生産地域に居残って石油の盗掘を継続。トランプが開き直って“We’ve stayed back and kept the oil,” と述べました。

米国がデモクラシーのために他国を侵略するのは、その国の正統な政府の要請や国連の委託がなければ不当・不法ですが、米国の本当の狙いは石油などの資源や様々な利権です。それをトランプはあからさまに述べてその正直さを称賛されています。



管理人は、北部シリアの衛星画像を調べていて面白いものを見つけました。







次の画像の左端は撮影日が異なるようで連続していません。


さらに西のほうでは






これはタンクローリーの車列です。

Speaker: Trump Exposing Bare Ugly Face of US
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said on Sunday that US President Donald Trump is explicitly stating the lines of Washington’s malevolent foreign policy, adding that the “real and ugly face” of the White House is now conspicuously disclosed.

Speaking at a Parliament session this morning, Larijani said that Trump’s penchant for disclosing the most covert policies of the White House has revealed the “real and ugly face” of the US.

Fortunately, the US today has a president in office who is perfectly showing the real and ugly face of the White House policies, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said at a Parliament session on Sunday.

“Explicitly stating the most covert policies of the White House is one of Trump’s characteristics,” he noted.

“Most recently, when announcing the death of the ISIL chieftain, Trump said the US is in Syria only for its oil…oil is the only important thing [to them]. The conflict between the Kurds and Turkey means nothing to them,” Larijani went on to add.

“Just as the Kurds and the Turks mean nothing to them, and the oil is the only important thing to them, the Iranian nation is of no importance to the American government, either,” Larijani stressed.

“Since the US has no means for a military dominion over Iran, it is trying to undermine the country through an economic blockade in a bid to gain dominance over our oil and gas,” he added.

“Recently, the American regime has been trying to inflict a different kind of chaos over our region to guarantee the fulfillment of its sinister plots in case its plans for gaining dominion over oil failed,” Larijani said, adding, “But the regional people will give a strong response to this new plot.”

Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn on Friday, US President Donald Trump reiterated the US’s lack of interest in patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border, stressing that Washington’s main interest was in controlling the country’s oil.

“The ceasefire has held very nicely. We’ve kept the oil. We’ve stayed back and kept the oil. Other people can patrol the border of Syria, frankly, and Turkey, let them - they’ve been fighting for a thousand years, let them do the border, we don’t want to do that," Trump said.

"We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil. I like oil. We’re keeping the oil,” he noted.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has also confirmed that the US plans to continue controlling Syria’s oil fields, and to prevent them from falling into the hands of terrorists or “other actors”.

“The mission is, as I’ve spoken to and I’ve conveyed it to the commander, and that is, we will secure oil fields to deny their access to ISIL and other actors in the region, and to ensure that the [Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces] has continued access, because those resources are – are important, and so that the SDF – can do its mission, what it needs to do in the region,” Esper stated, speaking to reporters on Thursday after meeting with Australian Minister for Defense Linda Reynolds.

Prior to his Friday comments, Trump had repeatedly referred to the need to secure and hold Syria’s oil resources. He has repeatedly criticized US foreign policy during the 2016 campaign, and even during his days a private citizen. In 2011, Trump urged the Barack Obama administration to keep troops in Iraq and “keep the oil”. In 2016, he reiterated the need to “take the oil” in Iraq, saying the move would be “reimbursing ourselves”, and “not stealing”.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:52| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

こんなこと許されるわけがない シリアでの米軍石油盗掘問題

米国国防長官エスパーはあまりに傲慢。次のように述べています。
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who said the purpose of keeping the troops in Syria is to “deny access to [IS] and any other groups that may want to seek that revenue to enable their own malign activities.

エスパーは、石油資源へのアクセスをISISだけでなくその他のグループにも否定すると述べ、正当な権限を持つシリア政府にもアクセスを拒否しています。米軍はいかなる権限でそんなことができる。

トランプは、自国石油メジャーに利権を与えることに言及し始めました。

ロシアが正面から挑戦します。シリアが主張しても注目する国も報道するメディアも限られますが、ロシアが言えば違います。このような大国の傲慢なふるまいを止めてくれるのはロシアだと、また開発途上国にアピールしました。米国は、愚かなことに「正義の味方ロシア」の出番を作ってやっています。

RT2019/11/2
‘I like oil!’ Trump reaffirms predatory intentions in Syria as Assad calls him ‘best’ US leader for honesty
Donald Trump is not trying to hide Washington’s true policies and intentions behind the doublespeak about freedom and democracy – and that makes him arguably the best US leader, Syrian President Bashar Assad has admitted.

“We’ve stayed back and kept the oil,” Trump reiterated on Friday, reaffirming the main US interest in Syria and making clear that all less immediately lucrative and longer-term endeavors like keeping peace and reconstructing the devastated country should be taken care of by someone else. “Other people can patrol the border of Syria... let them – they’ve been fighting for a thousand years...”

Trump’s remarkably blunt approach was even commended by Syria’s Assad, who sarcastically noted in a recent interview that American Nobel peace prize laureate presidents always pose as the “defenders of human rights and noble and unique American values” but rarely admit to simply being “criminals who represent the interests of American lobbies.”

He is the best American President, not because his policies are good, but because he is the most transparent president… What can be better than an honest enemy?

While giving Trump credit for not mincing words declaring “we need oil,”“we want to get rid of someone,” or “we want to exchange favours for money,” Assad noted that the crumbled moral high ground façade only revealed what’s always been there.

This is the reality of American policy... All American presidents perpetrate all kinds of political atrocities and crimes…

Oil fields in the Deir ez-Zor governorate, east of the River Euphrates, were captured by US-backed Kurdish militias as they advanced on Islamic State terrorist forces. After pulling its ‘advisers’ back from the Syrian-Turkish border, Washington makes no secret of the fact that it keeps an illegal military presence in the area in order to deny Damascus access to its natural resources.

According to Russia’s estimates, each month the US smuggles crude worth $30 million out of Syria – not only in violation of international law but, ironically, also in breach of its own unilateral sanctions against the war-ravaged state.


FARSNEWS2019/11/2
‘I Like Oil, We’re Keeping Oil’: Trump Confirms US Wants Syria’s Oil, Not to Patrol Its Borders
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump reiterated the US’s lack of interest in patrolling the Syrian-Turkish border, stressing that Washington’s main interest was in controlling the country’s oil.

“The ceasefire has held very nicely. We’ve kept the oil. We’ve stayed back and kept the oil. Other people can patrol the border of Syria, frankly, and Turkey, let them - they’ve been fighting for a thousand years, let them do the border, we don’t want to do that," Trump said, speaking to reporters on the White House lawn on Friday, RIA Novosti reported.

"We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil. I like oil. We’re keeping the oil,” he noted.

Secretary of Defence Mark Esper has also confirmed that the US plans to continue controlling Syria’s oil fields, and to prevent them from falling into the hands of terrorists or “other actors”.

“The mission is, as I’ve spoken to and I’ve conveyed it to the commander, and that is, we will secure oil fields to deny their access to ISIS (also known as ISIL or Daesh) and other actors in the region, and to ensure that the [Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces] has continued access, because those resources are – are important, and so that the SDF – can do its mission, what it needs to do in the region,” Esper stated, speaking to reporters on Thursday after meeting with Australian Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds.

Prior to his comments Friday, Trump had repeatedly referred to the need to secure and hold Syria’s oil resources. He has repeatedly criticised US foreign policy during the 2016 campaign, and even during his days a private citizen. In 2011, Trump urged the Barack Obama administration to keep troops in Iraq and “keep the oil”. In 2016, he reiterated the need to “take the oil” in Iraq, saying the move would be “reimbursing ourselves”, and “not stealing”.



RT2019/11/1
US smuggles crude worth $30mn per month from occupied Syrian oil fields, violating its own sanctions – Russian Foreign Ministry
A supposed champion of the rule of law, the US is violating its own anti-Syrian sanctions by smuggling crude from oil fields it seized from Damascus, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakarova has said.

Each month the US smuggles crude worth $30 million out of Syria, according to Zakarova. The fuel comes from fields in the northeastern part of the country, where the US maintains a military presence after pulling its troops back from the Syrian-Turkish border.

“A nation that repeats ad nauseam that it sticks to democratic values and rule of law in international relations, is pumping oil… under a pretense of fighting ISIL,” the official said, using an outdated name for terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

ISIL had been fully destroyed in March this year, according to the statements of the coalition. The narrative of the Americans doesn’t hold water.

Oil fields in the Deir ez-Zor governorate, east of the River Euphrates, were captured by US-backed Kurdish militias as they advanced on IS forces. Washington makes no secret of the fact that it keeps an illegal military presence in the area in order to deny Damascus access to the natural resources that it has every right to possess under international law.

The US considers the Syrian government illegitimate and has used various means to attempt to topple it over the past eight years, from imposing harsh economic sanctions to arming and training whoever was willing to fight against Damascus. The fact that the US banned oil trade with Syria and is now smuggling oil out of it is particularly ironic, Zakharova said.


RT2019/10/29
‘Arrogant & illegal’: Lavrov denounces US military’s oil moves in Syria at Russian-Turkish-Iranian press event
The US was “arrogant” to send its troops to guard oilfields in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said, adding that it remains unclear from whom the installations need to be protected.

The actions of the Americans in Syria violate international law, as their presence in the country is “illegal,” Lavrov reiterated, appearing alongside his Iranian and Turkish counterparts at a press-conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The statement that this [US] presence is needed to protect the oil riches of Syria is arrogant. It turns out that they are being protected from Syria itself.

Washington’s claims that oilfields needed protection from the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group were just a pretext to backtrack on the withdrawal of the US troops from Syria, which had earlier been announced by Donald Trump.

Such a statement sounds especially confusing as “back in March, the US already announced that Islamic State is defeated, crushed,” he reminded the attendance in Geneva.

Lavrov, Turkish FM Mevlut Cavusoglu, and Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif got together to discuss the official launch of the Syrian Constitutional Committee to take place in Geneva on Wednesday.

Another pressing issue on the agenda was the ceasefire in northern Syria, which was negotiated by Russia and Turkey in Sochi last week, but was due to expire later on Tuesday.

Cavusoglu warned that any Kurdish units, whom Ankara views as terrorists, remaining in the “safe zone” on the Turkish-Syrian border after the truce ends will be eliminated. However, he pointed out that Turkey trusts Moscow when it said that the Kurds have left the area, per the agreement.

RT2019/10/28
Whose oil is it anyway? Time for Trump to leave Syrian oil to the Syrians

For all President Trump’s talk of withdrawal, and ending the US’ “endless wars” in the Middle East, America will remain in Syria to keep its oil in the hands of Washington’s favorite militias. Isn’t it time to just let go?

The killing of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by American special forces on Saturday was undoubtedly a foreign policy triumph for Trump, deflecting the criticism that followed his withdrawal of troops from northern Syria and compounding his claim to have “obliterated his caliphate, 100 percent.”

But no sooner had Trump taken his victory lap than he told reporters he would be “leaving soldiers to secure the oil.” So much for bringing the boys home.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed the US’ new priority on Monday, telling reporters that US troops and armored vehicles are already en route to the oilfields of Deir ez-Zor, where they have been asked to “respond with overwhelming military force against any group” threatening them – including Russia and the Syrian government.

President Trump is a blunt speaker, and often practices publicly what other leaders would prefer remain hidden. On one hand, the decision to remain behind for the oil’s sake fits right in with Trump’s transactional view of international relations. After all, this is the same president who complained that his predecessor didn’t seize Iraqi oil fields as “reimbursement” for the 2003 invasion (‘we’ll invade them and they’ll pay us to do it’).

On the other, it bogs American troops down in a country he once referred to as “sand and death,” contradicting his oft-repeated promise to extricate the US from Syria and quit playing the world’s “policeman.”

But, if the oilfield mission is taken at face value, Washington isn’t even going to profit from the oil. Though Trump teased the prospect of getting American oil companies involved in its extraction, Esper on Monday claimed that the US will only ensure that the black gold remains in the hands of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), and out of the hands of IS.

Few would argue with keeping the oil in the hands of the Kurds, especially as the SDF have long assisted Washington in the fight against IS, and contributed intelligence to the raid on Baghdadi’s compound on Saturday. The oil guarantee could also be seen as compensation to the Kurds, following the US’ withdrawal that left them at the mercy of a Turkish military operation earlier this month.

Except Deir ez-Zor is Syrian land. The oil under the ground there is Syrian oil. And Syria, officially, remains under the rule of President Bashar Assad. The United States is not technically at war with Assad, its presence in Syria is not sanctioned by international law, and even if the US were leading an internationally recognized military campaign against Assad, seizing oil is not legal under the American definition of the ‘spoils of war.’

And to top it off, there’s no inkling that Islamic State, or what remains of the group, will even threaten the sites. Asked on Monday if the oilfields and their American protectors were under any threat, Esper replied “not at this time.”

Though Syria is not a major producer, oil sales accounted for a quarter of the state’s revenue and were projected to net the government $3.2 billion in 2010, before the outbreak of war. Now, with much of the country in ruins, oil sales could be a vital lifeline for the nation’s rebuilding. With the US denying everyone bar the Kurds access to at least some of this oil, that recovery is hampered.

The military defeat of IS and the violent death of its depraved leader have presented Trump with the perfect opportunity to make good on his campaign pledge to get out of the “bloodstained sand” of the Middle East. Endless war and occupation are the legacies of the Bush administration, and the preserve of war hawks like John Bolton and Lindsey Graham.

Time to declare mission accomplished and leave Syria to the Syrians.
By Graham Dockery, RT

まだ若い方ですね。RT所属のジャーナリスト

ロイター2019年10月28日 / 08:32 / 5時間前更新
米石油大手がシリア油田操業も、トランプ大統領が言及
[27日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領は27日、エクソンモービル(XOM.N)を含む米石油メジャーにシリアで油田操業を担わせる可能性に言及した。これについて法律やエネルギー業界の専門家からは違法で非倫理的などという批判の声が上がっている。

トランプ氏はシリアでの米軍特別部隊による軍事作戦に関する記者会見で「エクソンモービルあるいは他の米国の偉大な企業にシリアで適切な形で事業を担わせ、富を拡散させる可能性を念頭に置いている」と表明した。米軍の軍事作戦によって、過激派組織「イスラム国」(IS)の最高指導者アブバクル・バグダディ容疑者がシリア北部で死亡した。[nL4N27C0D1]

中東に展開するエクソンモービルとシェブロン(CVX.N)はトランプ氏の発言についてコメントを控えた。

RT2019/10/28
Syrian oil: US troops being deployed will strike at ANY force challenging occupation – SecDef
American mechanized forces have begun deploying at Syrian oil fields, ostensibly to stop the remnants of Islamic State from seizing them, and will respond with “overwhelming force” to protect them.

Following the withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria earlier this month, and the killing of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Saturday night, American forces in Syria apparently have a new mission: protect the oil.

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper said at a press conference on Monday that American mechanized forces have already deployed to protect oil fields in eastern Syria. The mission, on its surface, aims to keep these oil fields in the hands of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, Washington’s former allies in the fight against IS.

The American troops, he said, will “respond with overwhelming military force against any group who threatens the safety of our forces there.” When asked whether the US would potentially respond with force against Russian or Syrian forces, Esper simply responded “yes.”

Esper’s apparent threat comes hot on heels of Moscow accusing the US of facilitating the oil smuggling in Syria. Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov called the US oilfield operation “state-sponsored banditry,” and accused Washington of leaving its forces there to help oil smugglers pillage Syria’s national resources. The ministry published aerial images on Saturday, that it claims show crude oil being smuggled out of the country “under the strong protection of the US.”

Though much noise has been made about protecting the oil fields from the remnants of IS, the shattered jihadist group has not made any moves towards seizing them. Asked whether the fields and the American forces there were under any threat, Esper replied “not at this time.”

President Trump had previously promised to bring all of the 1,000 or so US troops in Syria home, after the withdrawal from the country’s north. However, some will be moved to Iraq, while more will now remain behind at the oil fields. It is still unclear how many troops will stay in Syria.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:38| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Radical opposition cleric gives ‘puppet’ PM Khan 2 days to resign amid massive protest

‘Gorbachev of Pakistan must go!’ Radical opposition cleric gives ‘puppet’ PM Khan 2 days to resign amid massive protest (VIDEOS)

Hardline Islamist cleric Maulana Fazlur Rehman has presented Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan with a two-day ultimatum, demanding his resignation and threatening continued demonstrations against the Khan government.

Addressing a crowd of anti-government protesters in Islamabad on Friday – many from the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Party – Rehman stated “the Gorbachev of Pakistan must go,” calling Khran a traitor and a puppet.

We give him two days to resign, otherwise, we will decide about the future.

Leaving Lahore on Wednesday and reaching Pakistan’s capital the next day, the demonstrations have largely targeted the Prime Minister, insisting his previous election win was not legitimate, and now hopes to oust him from power.

“The elections of July 25 were fraud elections. We neither accept the results nor the government that came into power after those elections,” Rehman said. “We gave this government one year but now we cannot give them any more time.”

Khan himself appears to have kept a cool head over the protests so far, vowing to keep the demonstrators supplied with food as long as they remained in the capital to express their discontent peacefully, but assured the leaders of the march that their actions would not win concessions from the government.

“Gone are the days when one used to use Islam to gain power,” Khan told a rally in Gilgit-Baltistan. “This is a new Pakistan. Sit however long you want. When your food runs out, we will send more. But we will not give you an NRO [National Reconciliation Ordinance].”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:08| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年11月02日

イランが、ISILや他のテロリストグループを生み出した米国の政策を非難

米軍のシリア北東部からの唐突、大慌ての撤退、米軍の石油盗掘問題の表面化、バクダーディの殺害発表でISISと米軍の密接な関係を忌憚なく述べる論者が増えています。

ISISと米軍の密接な関係、もっと踏み込んでいえば、米国がISISを育てたことは、世界中で多くの人が知っています。

それでも公然と言い立てる人が少なかった、メディアが伝えなかったのはそういう発言を米国が徹底的に抑え込んできたからです。ツルシーが民主党の大統領候補討論会で発言し、それを伝えたシリア国営メディアの記事を転載したこのブログにまでサーバー攻撃があったほどに広まっては困る常識なのです。

下にあるイラン国営メディアFARSNEWSは以前からある程度言及していましたが、今回は核心にまで踏み込みました。みゆうさんが訳してくれましたのでどうそお読みになってください。えーっと驚くか、やっぱりね、まさかぁ、と反応はいろいろでしょうが、管理人は書かれた内容は間違いではないと思います。みゆうさんありがとうございました。

FARSNEWS 2019/10/30
イランが、ISILや他のテロリストグループを生み出した米国の政策を非難

テヘラン(FTA)―水曜日、イランが米国の政策を非難した。ISILを含むテロリストグループを生み出した責任は、米国の政策にあるという内容。同時に、ISILの首謀者アブ・バクル・アル―バグダーティの殺害は、テロリズムの終焉を意味しないと警告した。

「アメリカの過去の政権によるビン・ラディンの殺害は、アルカイダの終焉を意味しただろうか? 明らかに、ダーイシズム(ISIL)は、ISILのリーダー殺害で終わるものではない。ダーイシズムは、この地域への間違った侵略的政策に基盤を持つ一連の流れであり、一方ではこの地域のある専制国家の協力、他方ではこの地域諸国の富を略奪することによって、勢力を拡大してきたものだ」。政府のスポークスマンであるアリ・ラビイーが水曜日、閣僚会議の終了後に記者に語った。

彼は、テロリズムと、無辜の人々を殺害する者に対する戦いへのイランの協力を強調し、更に言った。「しかし、この問題をより深く分析すると、我々がすべきことは、沼地(訳注=quagmire「苦境」という意味もある)をまず乾燥させることだと分かる。この沼地こそがISILを生んだのであり、その一部は米国政権の政策によって生み出されている。」

ラビイーは、シリア政府がイドリブにおいて、ISILとそのイデオロギーに対して戦い続けていることを称賛した。そして、「中東および北アフリカの不安定化の一部はイドリブに起因している。それは、ISILのリーダーの死よりもより重要なことだ。」

先週の日曜日、トランプは珍しく、ホワイトハウスから正式な声明を出した。アル―バグダーティがシリア北西部で殺害された、それはアメリカの特殊部隊、飛行機、ヘリコプター、ドローンが関与し、「大胆不敵な夜間の急襲」によるものであった、と世界に向けて報道したのだ。

ISILのリーダーは、アメリカの力に直面して、「泣き叫びながら」最期を迎えた、と彼は述べた。

その数時間後、私見として、ラビイーは以下のように述べた。ISILといまだ残るテロ活動に対する戦いは、シリアが領地を奪還してもなお続くだろう。それが終わるのは、国内に存在するアメリカ軍と、その他の「違法な」外国勢力が去ってからのことだ。

テロリズムの概念は、「米国の政策全体と、この地域のペトロダラー」の中に、いまだ隅々まで生き続けている。このイラン政府高官は語った。そして、「これが、テロを助長している、乾燥させるべき湿地(訳注=swamp「困難な状況」という意味もある)だ」と付け加えた。

ラビイーは更に述べた。アメリカ合衆国は、「侵略と過酷な制裁」を最大限、テロリズムに対する戦いに見せかけようとしていた。しかし実際には、中東と北アフリカにおけるテロリズムは、「軍部と情報機関の政策、石油の略奪、専制国家の協力」に起因している。

また先週の日曜日、ロシア防衛省は、ISILリーダーのアブ・バクル・アル―バグダーティに対して、アメリカによる急襲が成功したということを示す、信頼できるデータは存在しないと発表した。

同省は、「[米国の軍事作戦の]事実そのものについて、疑問と疑いを持つ合理的な理由がある。その成功については、なおさらだ」と主張した。

ロシア政府は、急襲作戦が行われたとされる土曜日に、シリア北西部のイドリブ地域において、米国同盟軍による空爆が行われたという記録はないと指摘した。

また、このISILリーダーに対する軍事作戦を促進するために、ロシア軍が、シリア国内で管理している空域を米軍飛行機のためにオープンにしたというトランプの主張を否定した。

防衛省は、アルカイダの分派であるアルヌスラ戦線が影響力を持つイドリブに、アル―バグダーティがいたという可能性そのものに疑問を呈した。(アルヌスラ戦線は、)ISILと常に敵対してきた宿敵だからだ。

ロシア政府は、シリアのISILは2018年の早い段階で、シリア政府とロシア軍の共同作戦によって壊滅させられたと述べた。これは、アル―バグダーティの死が、「シリアでの軍事上の状況、あるいはイドリブに残っているテロリストの行動に対して、何の影響もない」という見方を示していると言えよう。

FARSNEWS2019/10/30
Iran Blames US Policies for Creation of ISIL, Other Terrorist Groups
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Wednesday took the US policies responsible for the creation of terrorist groups, including the ISIL, warning that killing of ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is not the end of terrorism.

"Did al-Qaeda end with the death of bin Laden in the former US administration? Certainly, the Daeshism (ISIL) will not end by killing the ISIL leader. Daeshism is a stream created based on the wrong policy of intervention in the region and it has grown with the support of certain tyrannical regimes in the region on one hand, and the plundering of regional states' wealth, on the other hand," Government Spokesman Ali Rabiyee told reporters after a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

He underlined Iran's support for the fight against terrorism and murderers of innocent people, and said, "But if we take a deep look at the issue, we should dry the quagmire that has given birth to the ISIL, and part of this quagmire has been created by the US administration's policies."

Rabiyee expressed pleasure in the Syrian government's continued fight against the ISIL and its ideology in Idlib, and said, "Part of the unrests in the Middle-East and North Africa is in Idlib which is more important than the death of the ISIL leader."

Last Sunday, Trump made a rare address from the White House informing the world that al-Baghdadi was eliminated in Northwest Syria in a “daring nighttime raid” with the involvement of US special forces, planes, helicopters and drones.

The ISIL leader met his end “crying and screaming” in the face of the Americans’ might, he stated.

Hours later, in an opinion piece, Rabiyee said the fight against the ISIL and its brand of terror will go on even after Syria retakes its territories from the outfit and will only end when American troops and all other foreign forces "illegally" present in the country leave.

The concept of terrorism is still thriving "through American policies and regional petrodollars," the Iranian official said, adding that it is the "terror-nurturing swamps that need to be drained."

Rabiyee added that the United States was doing its utmost to depict "invasion and cruel sanctions" as part of its struggle against terrorism, while in fact terrorism in the Middle East and Northern Africa is caused by "military-intelligence policies, plundering oil and supporting tyranny."

Also last Sunday, Russia’s Defense Ministry announced there’s no credible data to prove a successful American raid took place against the ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

The Russian entity insisted that “there were legitimate questions and doubts about the very fact [of the US operation] and, especially, its success”.

Moscow pointed out that it recorded no US coalition airstrikes in the Idlib area in Northwest Syria on Saturday when the raid was held.

It also rejected Trump’s claims that Russian forces opened up the airspace under its control in Syria to American planes to facilitate the operation against the ISIL leader.

The defense ministry questioned the very possibility of al-Baghdadi’s presence in Idlib as the area is held by Al-Qaeda offshoot, al-Nusra Front, who have always been mortal enemies of the ISIL.

Moscow noted that the ISIL was crushed in Syria in early 2018 in a joint effort by the government in Damascus and the Russian forces, meaning that yet another report of al-Baghdadi’s demise “bears no effect on the operational situation in Syria or on the actions of the remaining terrorists in Idlib”.

RT2019/11/1
Al-Baghdadi was US ‘spawn’, his death is still an open question – Lavrov
Russia still cannot verify Washington’s claims about the elimination of the Islamic State leader, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said, adding that the US facilitated the rise of the group in the first place.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the (now former) leader of the notorious terrorist group Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) “is or was if he is really dead a spawn of the United States,” the minister told the Russian Rossiya 24 broadcaster.

“ISIS as such came into existence in the wake of the US illegal invasion of Iraq, the collapse of the Iraqi state and the release of extremists that Americans previously kept in prisons there…”

So, to a certain degree, the Americans have now eliminated their own spawn, if it did happen.

Lavrov also said that the Russian military still do not have enough information to confirm with confidence that the self-proclaimed ‘Caliph’ is indeed dead. “We want to get additional information,” he said.

It was all stated triumphantly and jubilantly. Yet, our military still study the issue and … cannot confirm many US statements so far.

US President Donald Trump pompously announced American special forces neutralized the terrorist leader in “a daring night-time raid” in northwest Syria, yet, his statement was met with skepticism by many. While the Pentagon released drone footage of the raid, it offered little proof regarding the terrorist leader’s demise itself. His mutilated body, found under the rubble of a collapsed tunnel, was allegedly buried at sea, but evidence for this assertion, too, essentially remains classified.

Earlier, Syrian President Bashar Assad also expressed his doubts about the fate of the notorious terrorist and said that Washington could recreate him “under a different name, as a different individual,” also suggesting the Americans could reproduce “ISIS in its entirety,” possibly “under a different name but with the same thought and the same purpose.”


RT2019/11/1
‘Americans will RESPAWN al-Baghdadi’: Assad casts doubt on ISIS leader’s death, draws parallels with Bin Laden’s killing
Take any words from US politicians with a grain of salt, Syria’s Bashar Assad has urged, as he cast doubt on the story of the Islamic State leader being killed in US a raid, and compared it to the shady killing of Osama Bin Laden.

The widely publicized US special forces raid that allegedly killed Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group, left more questions than answers and it should not be taken at the face value, the Syrian President cautioned, during a lengthy interview with state media on Thursday.

Damascus did not participate in the raid by any means, Assad stated, adding that he'd learned about the claim only through media reports. Adding imaginary participants into the operation is likely supposed to give it credibility, he added, while countries on such a list would likely be flattered to be a “part of a ‘great’ operation.”

We do not need such credit. We are the ones fighting terrorism. We have no relations and have had no contact with any American institutions.

Washington’s loud praise of its own actions, a picture of the ‘hero dog’ that took part in the raid and footage purportedly of the aerial strikes have not convinced Assad if it “actually took place or not.” Moreover, he thought the whole affair suspiciously resembled the 2011 killing of another notorious terrorist – Al Qaeda’s head Osama Bin Laden.

“Why were the remains of Baghdadi not shown? This is the same scenario that was followed with Bin Laden. If they are going to use different pretexts in order not to show the remains, let us recall how [former Iraqi] President Saddam Hussein was captured and how the whole operation was shown from A to Z; they showed pictures and video clips after they captured him.”

The killing of Saddam’s sons was also well-documented and widely publicized, Assad went on to add, suggesting that the Americans “hide everything” about both the killing of bin Laden and that of al-Baghdadi for a reason.

This is part of the tricks played by the Americans. That is why we should not believe everything they say unless they come up with evidence. American politicians are actually guilty until proven innocent, not the other way around.

All in all, it’s unlikely that death of the IS leader – if he really was killed – and even the ultimate destruction of the terrorist group would change anything, Assad said. The root of the problem – the Wahhabi ideology that is “more than two centuries old” would not disappear at once. The radical Islamist thought and al-Baghdadi were merely US tools all along, Assad claimed, adding that those tools could easily be re-purposed elsewhere.

“I believe the whole thing regarding this operation is a trick. Baghdadi will be recreated under a different name, a different individual, or ISIS in its entirety might be reproduced as needed under a different name but with the same thought and the same purpose. The director of the whole scenario is the same, the Americans.”



RT2019/10/31
ISIS names new leader, confirming al-Baghdadi's death – reports
Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) has officially named a successor to its leader Al-Baghdadi, following the US raid on his hideout, thus confirming that the notorious terrorist leader was indeed killed in the operation.

A man called Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurashi will take on the role of the terrorist group’s new leader, the extremists announced through their affiliated Amaq new agency.

The jihadists also confirmed the death of the terrorist group’s spokesman, Abu al-Hassan al-Muhajir.

The news came after the Pentagon published drone footage of the US special forces raid, along with some other details of the mission.

The news of Baghdadi’s death, however, was previously met with skepticism by some people, who doubted the authenticity of the blurry footage provided by Pentagon and questioned whether the raid had indeed gone as planned.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:41| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

米国の当局はこのブログの何が嫌いなのか

2019/10/19の朝から、突然、このブログのサーバーに攻撃が始まりました。午前8時現在で56,000PVになっていました。

2019/10/19朝のこのブログのアクセス記録


アクセス先のページを見ると、このブログの画面に置かれた検索窓に何か書き込んで全文検索、このブログ全体の中での検索を繰り返しています。1時間に14,000アクセスですから1分間に233アクセス、1秒間に3.88アクセスです。1秒間に約4回検索窓から何らかの用語で検索をかけそのたびにサーバーがこのブログの記事にそれと同じ用語があるか調べています。

誰がなぜ? 

これまでずっと放射能問題を書いてきて嫌がらせはありましたが、このようなサーバー攻撃は受けたことがありません。やはりよほど拡散されたくない情報をこのブログが取り上げてしまったのです。しかも相手はそういうことに手慣れています。

どの記事でしょう。

可能性のあるのは
さよう 発狂としか言いようがない ホルムズ海峡周辺に自衛隊を独自派遣へ
これがリベラルの市民活動? まだ支援します? 恥ずかしくありませんか?
ツルシ・ガッバード 米政権はシリア政府と戦うためにアルカイダテロリストを使った
人口動態速報 そりゃあ高学歴でなくてもこの異常さはわかりますよね
学歴不問 誰でもわかる福島の人口動態のすごさ
この辺でしょうか。

アクセス急増に面食らいつつ海外情報をチェツクすると、ツルシー・ガッバードとヒラリー・クリントンの対立の情報が流れてきましたので、これも記事にしました。 

ヒラリー・クリントンが「戦争屋の女王」であることは管理人は深く同意しますから、最初、それを明言されたヒラリー陣営が拡散されたくなくて、サーバー攻撃を仕掛けているのだろうと想定しました。

しかし、ツルシー・ガッバードとヒラリー・クリントンの対立の件は、あっという間に世界中に広まり、私がフォローしている海外のツイッター利用者がこぞってこの問題を取り上げました。こんなに広く知られたことを扱っているからと言ってサーバー攻撃を続けるだろうかという疑問がわき、時系列で出来事の後先を調べました。

ツルシー・ガッバードがツイートで容赦なくヒラリー・クリントンに反撃したのは、日本時間で2019年10月19日午前5:20 です。

※ Tulsi Gabbard@TulsiGabbard氏の午前5:20 ・ 2019年10月19日のツイート
Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton.
You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain. From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know − it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.

It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.

米国東部標準時と日本時間との差は14時間です。上のアクセスの記録表で午前2時、3時も少し普段より多いですが、明らかに多くなっているのは4時台からです。マイナス14時間で東部時間の10/18午後2時台からアクセスが増えています。

Tulsi Gabbard@TulsiGabbard氏の "Great! Thank you @HillaryClinton" で始まるツイートは、日本時間で午前5:20 ・ 2019年10月19日ですから、東部時間ですと10/18午後3時です。

時間的には、合いません。このブログへのサーバー攻撃が始まったのは、別の記事が原因です。他には、米国にとって好ましくない情報と言えば、
ツルシ・ガッバード 米政権はシリア政府と戦うためにアルカイダテロリストを使ったです。米政権がアルカイダテロリストを使い、ISISのテロリストを育ててイラク、シリア国内を破壊しつくしたというのは、まぎれもない事実です。

その証拠は、このブログに山ほど書いていますが、このブログの読者もそのような記事は読もうとせず、歴史的事実を受け入れるのを頭から拒否しています。(日本人は国際情勢については、すべからく池の中の蛙同然。だから香港の暴徒を応援したりするのです。知識人に見える人も全く同じ。)

そこに米国の現職国会議員であり民主党の大統領候補として活動を始めたツルシー・ガッバードが大統領候補の討論会の場でそれを明確に述べたとなれば、人々の受け止め方も違います。

そこで、この記事の冒頭のセンテンスを使って検索をかけてみます。


この記事で引用したシリア国営メディアのSANAの記事がトップでVOX.comとtime.comが来てその次がこのブログです。4番目です。これでは、このブログについても情報が流れないようにするインセンチブが働きます。

米国政府機関の職員が出勤してきて不都合なサイトを拾い出し、そこをターゲットにしてサーバー攻撃をかけるのに半日かかっています。

でも実際にサーバー攻撃の作業をやっているのは、CIA、国務省、ペンタゴン、どこでしょうね。

いずれにしても、米国当局は、「米政権がアルカイダテロリストを使い、ISISのテロリストを育ててイラク、シリア国内を破壊しつくした」という事実の認識が広まるのをなんとしてでも食い止めたいのです。当然でしょう。今、世界に流布されている認識が180度向きを変えられてしまうのですから。

米軍がシリアの承諾なしに兵士を送り、ISISテロリストを使い、国土を破壊し、市民を殺し、テロリストがロシア軍の参戦で苦戦してからはテロリストとクルドを使ってシリアの油田地帯を占拠しようとしたのが真実です。米国がテロリストを掃討するためにシリアに兵士を派遣したなどというのは真っ赤なウソだということが流布しては困るのです。

2019/10/19は、結局一日で約29万のPV(ページビュー)になりました。


サーバー攻撃は、2019/10/20も続いています。今日は35万PVにいきそうです。
まさかとは思いますが、香港暴動の「これがリベラルの市民活動? まだ支援します? 恥ずかしくありませんか?」の記事が原因じゃありませんよね。どっちもCIAにとっては面白くない記事でしょうけど。

2019/10/20は、28万PVにしかなりませんでした。午後6時台で終わっています。米国東部時間で朝の4時です。ツルシーとヒラリーの対立に注目が集まり、米政権がアルカイダのテロリストを使ったことについては、そんなに注目されないで終わったからでしょうか。



SANAの記事の冒頭のセンテンスを使ってもう一回検索をかけてみます。


順位が2位に上がっています。効果なしと見て止めた?

まあ、さくらのブログにあまり迷惑をかけずに済んだでしょうか。新聞などで報じられるサーバー攻撃は現にあるのです。今回はサーバー攻撃の実態を知ってもらうためにこのブログの雀の涙ほどに少ないアクセス数を恥を忍んで公表しました。

今回はアクセス妨害でしたが、ハッキングなら短時間に何億回という桁はずれのアクセスがあるはずです。パスワードは破られにくいものを使うようにしましょう。

2019年10月19日
サーバー攻撃成功せず の記事はここに統合しました。

この事件の後、Googleでのこのブログの扱いが変わりました。過去にアップした画像を探すために、Googleで検索をかけることが良くありますが、表示される画像がごく少なくなりました。そして、訪問者数が大きく減っています。アクセスのある個別ページの種類は一日で1000以上に上っていますが、検索での訪問者は一人で1ぺージか2ページしか見ませんのでページビューと訪問者数がほぼ同じなのです。

Googleの検索結果でこのブログの記事が表示されなくなっているということです。
Googleなどは、米国政府と密接に連携しています。

ツイッターが当局にとって目障りなアカウントを凍結したりすることはよく知られています。SNSはそういうものです。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:09| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

2019年10月31日

シリア北部トルコ国境はこのまま落ち着くのか

トランプがトルコに対する経済制裁解除を発表しています。これはペンスがエルドアンに約束したことをプレイアップして発表しています。エルドアンとプーチンの長時間協議の陰に隠れてしましましたので。
RT2019/10/23
Trump lifts Turkey sanctions as he claims ALL credit for Syria border de-escalation

RT2019/10/24
Trump channels ‘America invades for oil’ meme as he says some troops will stay in Syria to ‘protect’ it
トランプが石油を守るためにシリアに兵を残すというのがいまだに理解不能です。どこに米国の守るべき利権があるのかと。本音が出た?

ロシア国防相の首脳がSDFの指揮をとるMazloum Kobani とテレビ会談をしています。シリアのロシア軍基地フメイミムにMazloum Kobani が来たのでしょう。ロシアのデリゲーションが現地で会っていますが、おそらくは、「一体どんな人間なのか、信用できるのか」というのが国防省首脳陣の抱いた疑問で、直接話す必要があると考えたはず。会談でも調子が良いことを言っている感じがします。
米国議会が、Mazloum Kobaniを米国に呼んで話を聞くそうです。ロシアが注意深いのは当然です。

RT2019/10/23
‘Thanks Russia!’: Kurdish military chief welcomes Russian peacekeeping patrols
Speaking with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu, SDF chief Mazloum Abdi thanked Moscow for securing a deal with Turkey and said the Kurdish militia will support Syrian troops and Russian military police patrolling the border.
Talks between the top Russian military officials and the commander-in-chief of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were held on Wednesday, via video link. Abdi discussed the ongoing developments in northeastern Syria with Shoigu and Russia’s Chief of General Staff Valery Gerasimov, expressing full support to the deployment of Russian military police and Syrian Army units into the region.
“Currently, units of the Russian military police and regular Syrian troops are being deployed into many locations. We are providing them with all kind of help and assistance,” Abdi said.

FARSNEWS2019/10/24
Top Erdogan Aide Raps US Treatment of SDF' Commander
TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey criticized the United States on Thursday for treating the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) as a “legitimate political figure”, underlining continued tensions with Washington despite the end of its offensive in Syria.

Republican and Democratic US senators urged the State Department on Wednesday to quickly provide a visa to the commander, General Mazloum Kobani, so that he can visit the United States to discuss the situation in Syria.

Ankara views Mazloum as a terrorist closely linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged a decades-long insurgency in Turkey.

“We are deeply concerned about the treatment (of Mazloum).... This individual is a senior leader of the PKK, which the United States and others consider a terrorist organization, and a fugitive from justice,” Fahrettin Altun, director of communications for President Tayyip Recep Tayyip, stated.

“He is the subject of an outstanding Interpol red notice. He is wanted for multiple terror attacks targeting the Turkish security forces, a NATO army, as well as civilians,” Altun told Reuters.

 ロシア軍警の国境地帯パトロールの画像がいくつか流されていますが、どこで撮影したものか特定できません。とにかく広い地域をパトロールする予定のようです。コバニの辺りは南へ30km幅です。
RT2019/10/23
WATCH Russian military police arrive in Manbij & Kobani after deal on Syrian-Turkey border (VIDEOS)

トランプが石油を守るためにシリアに兵を残すと述べていることをロシアがかねて強く批判しています。シリアの天然資源はシリア政府の管理に服するものだと。次の記事では、シリアの石油、ガスの産出量は自国内消費を少し上回るだけで、多額の利益を生むみのではないこと指摘されています。米国が石油を抑えるために兵士を残すと主張することは、まさにシリアの復興を妨害するということです。欧米はシリアへの石油輸出を止めています。
要するにシリアの石油生産を妨害していることになります。

RT2019/10/24
Trump’s Syria ‘oil gambit’ is a crime, and what may be worse – a mistake
US President Donald Trump’s baffling comments about keeping some troops in Syria to “secure the oil” suggest a confused, contradictory – and ultimately self-defeating – policy.

Earlier this month, Trump appeared to have used the impending Turkish invasion to deftly cut the Gordian knot of US presence in Syria, citing it as a pretext for pulling out troops that weren’t supposed to be there to begin with – and had long since completed their mission in any case.

He stood by that decision even as the Washington establishment shrieked about “betrayal” of allied Kurdish militias, and was vindicated when a deal worked out by Moscow and Ankara created a solution that benefited everyone – except those in the US still committed to regime change in Damascus, that is.


While Trump has not officially renounced the “Assad must go” policy of his predecessor, the pullout was supposed to be the end of it in practice. The sudden talk about Syrian oil fields, however, suggests that someone from the “swamp” managed to persuade the president to keep one foot in the endless foreign wars he has pledged to end.

“We want to keep the oil,” Trump said this week, to the confusion of everybody. Attempting to explain on Thursday, he said the oil fields were “held by [Islamic State] until the United States took them over with the help of the Kurds. We will NEVER let a reconstituted ISIS have those fields!”

Except there is no sign of IS getting reconstituted or rising from the ashes – and the Syrians rightly regard any US attempt to seize the oil fields as theft and piracy.

Much has been made of Trump’s own comments from 2011 about the US seizing Iraqi oil as “reimbursement” for the 2003 invasion, but that does not appear to be the case here. Ironically, Trump has boasted recently about his administration making the US into a net exporter of oil and gas, so it does not need the Syrian oil.

The oil fields in question were traditionally used to meet domestic demands and are too small to be interesting to Washington in terms of profit, journalist and orientalist Andrey Ontikov told RT.

One clue might be in the words of US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who said the purpose of keeping the troops in Syria is to “deny access to [IS] and any other groups that may want to seek that revenue to enable their own malign activities.” (emphasis added)

This phrasing is a dead giveaway that the oil gambit is not about IS, but about blocking the government in Damascus from using its own natural resources to rebuild. Already under a blockade by the US and its EU allies, Syria desperately needs the oil to help its people survive the winter. "Malign activities" is a phrase Washington often uses in reference to Iran, a strategic partner and ally of the Syrian government.

If that sounds to you like a policy designed by someone from the Washington establishment, which has dreamed of regime change in Damascus for the past eight years and greeted Trump’s decision with wailing and gnashing of teeth, you are not alone. NBC News has even named a possible culprit – retired General Jack Keane, a Fox News military analyst, who they say gave Trump a briefing about the oil fields.

Yet Keane has been against any US withdrawal from Syria or the Middle East in general, and Trump has ignored his advice in the past in favor of other Fox personalities – such as Tucker Carlson and his frequent guest, retired US Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor, who both approved of the Syria pullout.

Critics of the purported plan point out that its illegal. So was the US presence in Syria, mind you – and their transit through Iraq as well, according to Baghdad, or the 2003 invasion, or… well a number of other things, too long to get into here. Illegality has never stopped Washington, convinced as it is of American exceptionalism.

Yes, the oil gambit would be a crime – but worse than that, it would be a mistake. By leaving troops in Syria to “keep the oil,” whether for or from someone, Trump would be snatching defeat from the jaws of victory – and for what? Appeasing the very same Washington Swamp he literally just denounced as “human scum”?

Things have had a way of working out in Trump’s favor, and he has described himself as a “stable genius.” Yet there is nothing clever or genial about this, frankly stupid, plan. As he himself would say, let’s see what happens.

これはトランプの単なるリップサービス? クルドをけしかけているようにも見えます。@MazloumAbdiはやはり軽々には信用できないように感じます。
※ Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump氏の2019/10/25のツイート
I really enjoyed my conversation with General @MazloumAbdi. He appreciates what we have done, and I appreciate what the Kurds have done. Perhaps it is time for the Kurds to start heading to the Oil Region!

RT2019/10/25
‘Mission unchanged’? US to send troops and machines to guard Syrian oil interests, after having vowed to ‘withdraw’
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has confirmed that US troops are being relocated to Syria’s oil regions and more “mechanized forces” are coming, despite previous pledges to pull out.

Just weeks ago, President Donald Trump pompously declared it was “time to bring our soldiers back home” as he announced that American forces would withdraw from Syria in the face of the then-looming Turkish offensive targeting Kurdish-led militias – Washington’s long-time allies in the fight against Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) terrorists.

Then, he suddenly changed his mind and said that certain troops will stay, supposedly to prevent the Syrian oil fields falling into the hands of potentially resurgent terrorists that escaped Kurdish prisons in the turmoil accompanying the Turkish operation.

Now it turns out that the US will send even more troops to the area, to ensure that the oil is “totally secure.” On Friday, Esper told other NATO defense ministers in Brussels that the US is “taking some actions ... to strengthen our position at Deir Ezzor, to ensure that we can deny ISIS access to the oil fields.”

He also added that the American contingent in the area would now “include some mechanized forces.” While Esper did not provide any more details on the issue, some media reports suggest that some Abrams tanks might be deployed to the area. The exact number of troops to be sent on this new mission is also still unknown.

Despite all these fluctuations in the US’s Syria strategy, Esper insists “the mission remains unchanged.” “The mission in Syria remains what the mission in Syria began,” he said, noting it’s all about defeating IS.

This directly contradicts Trump's previous statements, on multiple occasions, that IS has been largely or entirely defeated, that the captured terrorists remain in prison and that the US mission was only supposed to last for a few months, but ended up stretching to years in an "endless war" he’s wanted to end.

Syria has previously condemned any US troop presence on its territory as an illegal foreign invasion, no different than that of IS. While the remaining scattered IS militants seem unlikely to take or even threaten an oil field, the presence of US troops will prevent the Syrian people from using it to rebuild.

FARSNEWS2019/10/28
Syrian Army Clashes with Turkish Troops in Ras al-Ein
TEHRAN (FNA)- Clashes erupted between the Syrian Army units deployed in Ras al-Ein and Turkish occupation forces, which attacked the area during army’s deployment.

The clashes erupted as the Syrian Army units advanced from the direction of Tal Tamr in the Northern countryside of Hasaka towards the Turkish border, and deployed in the villages of Um Harmlah, Bab al-Kheir, Um Eshbeh, al-Asdiayah in the Southeastern countryside of Ras al-Ein, reducing the distance to the Turkish border to few kilometers.

Ras al-Ein is located in Northwestern Hasaka province and 85 kilometers from the city of Hasaka and near the borders with Turkey.

On Sunday, a large number of Syrian Army troops deployed in the villages of al-Sibatieh, al-Jamilieh, Kharbeh al-Dabs, Al-Qassemieh, al-Rashidiyeh, al-Davoudieh, al-Aziziyeh and al-Zahreh in Northwestern Hasaka.

On Saturday, the Syrian Army had deployed in Western regions of the city of Qameshli in Hasaka province and they were warmly welcomed by the residents of these regions.

Amid a warm welcome by people, Syrian forces entered Um al-Keif village on Tal Tamar-Ras al-Ein road to face the Turkish aggression and protect civilians from any attack by Ankara-backed militants.

Several military vehicles carrying army soldiers moved on Friday afternoon from Qamishli city to be deployed in the Western countryside of Hasaka to face Turkish assault and protect the people.

On Saturday, units of the Syrian Army had entered the administrative borders of Ras al-Ayn city on Tal Tamar-Ras al-Ein axis North of Hasaka, walking into the eight villages of al-Qasimiyah, al-Rashidiyah, al-Dawodiyah, Azizyah, Dhara, Sibatiyyah, Jumayliyah and Khirbet al-Dibs to reach the Syrian-Turkish borders.

Government forces have deployed several units to the Turkish border during the past week, and promised to reinforce their troops in the next few days.

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/10/29のツイート
Confirmation of my earlier tweet below:

Syrian Kurds Say They’ll Leave Border Under Russia Deal
https://news.antiwar.com/2019/10/27/syr

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/10/29のツイート
Good News!
Kurdish YPG Forces have agreed to the Sochi Agreement after numerous talks with the Russian Federation.
SDF are withdrawing from all border areas and handing them over to border guards of the Syrian Government
#Syria

Trump’s Imaginary Withdrawal From Syria: A Look Behind the Wizard’s Curtain

FARSNEWS2019/10/30
Russia: Pullout of Kurdish Militias from Safe Zone in Northeastern Syria Completed Ahead of Schedule
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that the withdrawal of Kurdish militia forces from the safe zone in Northeastern Syria has been completed ahead of schedule.

He added that the region is now under the control of Syrian border guards and Russian military police, Sputnik reported.

Shoigu also revealed that Russian forces, along with their counterparts from Armenia, are conducting mine-sweeping activities in the region, having already cleared 100 square kilometres not only of mines, but also of various undetonated ordnances that could pose a threat to civilians.

Ankara halted its military operation, called "Peace Spring", giving the Kurds a limited timeframe to withdraw from their positions within the so-called safe-zone in Northern Syria, East of the Euphrates. Ankara believes that Kurdish forces are linked to the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), considered a terrorist organisation by Turkey. Ankara announced that the withdrawal of the Kurdish militia from Northern Syria near the border with Turkey was a key precondition for halting its military operation.

Moscow and Ankara recently agreed during talks in Sochi that Russian military police and Syrian border guards would facilitate the People's Protection Units (YPG)'s withdrawal. Under the Sochi memorandum, Russian military police and Turkish forces would also jointly patrol a 10-kilometre wide zone to the East and West of Ankara’s recent military operation in Syria.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:51| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年10月30日

芸術の秋 健康増進の秋

すっかり涼しくなりました。裸んぼう生活がなつかしい。

先日、美術展に出かけました。生憎の雨。何を着ていこうか。もう半ズボンは無理。春はいていた黄土色のズボンと茶色のシャツにしました。ベルトを思いっきり締め上げて止めました。おや、入った入った。

上着をどうしようか。この時期にあう上着がありません。押し入れを見たら、たまたま昔着ていたグレーの合着上着が目に入りました。まあ、これでいいや。ピンクのシャツのほうが良かったのですが、前日着て洗濯未了。

グレーの上着がとても堅い感じ。最近背広など着ていませんので、なんとなく違和感。さて帽子は? 野球帽はちょっとおかしいので水色のドゴール帽、そして青い傘を持って出かけました。

上野公園で電車を下りた時は、小ぶりの雨。ここも何年振りか。
受付でカネを払おうとしていたら、見たような人が座っています。知り合いの画家でした。こちらもすぐにわからなかったし、向こうはさらに戸惑ったらしいです。私の体形が大きく変わっていますし服装も他人なら気に留めなくても、知り合いならぎっくりという感じですから。

前に葬儀で同席した知人が私の黒服と坊主頭(まだ黒い髪があった)を見てまるでヤクザに見えるとビビっていたくらいです。

画家が会場を案内してくれたのですが、少し入ったところで近況報告に話が弾み、立ち止まって話込んでしまいました。今日のために前日耳鼻科に行って聞こえをよくしてもらっていましたが、やはり耳が遠いと声が大きくなります。

話が一段落して絵を見始めましたが、一つの絵に描かれた女性像がその画家の描くものによく似ていました。それは名札が見えない遠くからでも気づいていました。

そしてその絵の前に来ると、画家が「私の絵です」と。最初気づきませんでしたが、脇にその美術グループで最高の賞の表示がありました。

タブレットパソコンで写真を撮らせてもらいましたが、その画面を見ていたら、なにかとても落ち着く、くつろげる感じがしたのです。テーブルが画面の半分以上を占めているのですが、向こう側に女性が座り、小型の窓から港が見えます。そして手前にはテーブルの端が額縁ぎりぎりに描かれていて、そこに椅子を引いてきて座りたくなる、そんなふうに人を安らぎに誘う、惹きつける雰囲気を持つ絵でした。

私が感想を述べると、画家が驚いてモチーフはそれだと。受賞を称え、大いに祝福して辞去しました。他の部屋の絵は見ませんでした。

帰路、あれだけ訴えるものが絵から出ていれば、まあ、最高賞にふさわしいよなと考えていたら、私とすれ違いざまに1m離れたところで中年の女性が濡れたタイルに足を取られてすとんと転びました。その女性は黒いつやのあるエナメルのような靴を履いていました。それが私の視野に入った時何か悪い予感がして目をそらしたとたんに尻をついて転んだのです。

私の後ろにいた女性が即座に声を掛けました。「頭打ちませんでした? 頭打ちませんでしたか。」と繰り返しました。尻ついているんだから頭打っていないよ。立ち上がった女性のスカートを拭いてやっていたようですが、私はそのまま立ち去りました。

エナメルのような靴は、室内用です。都内では道路に平滑なタイルを敷いたところが多くなっており、転ぶまでに何度も足を取られたでしょう。警戒していたはずです。雨の日にあういう履物で出かければ、そういう事故に遭います。

それにしても年配者が多かったです。爺さん、婆さん。年配者には芸術愛好家が多い?

上野に行った数日前には、ライブ会場の下見をしてきました。新木場駅から近いライブスタジオです。午後5時からの開演でしたが、3時ころにはたくさんの人が集まっていました。ここには2,000人入れるそうです。



道案内していた兄ちゃんに聞いたら、周りとの一体感ですから私も少し若向きのTシャツでも着れば入場できると。皆さん、確かに蛍光色のようなくっきりした色の大きな文字などが入ったTシャツを着ていました。



私もコードピンクの服装で、上半身を若々しいTシャツに替えれば、そんなに違和感はないはず。ライブ会場で手を振り上げ、時にどんどんと跳ねれば、汗だらけになりますよね。



寒くなって徘徊が難しくなったら、ライブに行ってみようかなと。いくらするんでしょうね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:50| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Who Put the Last Nail in the Coffin of ISIL Leader?

Who Put the Last Nail in the Coffin of ISIL Leader?
TEHRAN (FNA)- US President Donald Trump’s fancy tale of ISIL’s Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi dying “like a dog” and a coward, whimpering pathetically all the while, and watching the whole thing in real time like a Hollywood film is raising eyebrows, mostly on the basis that it didn’t happen like he says, if at all.

As many, including Russians and the UN, have expressed profound doubt over the US allegation about the ISIL leader's hunt-down, the world is now asking President Trump to corroborate the claim with irrefutable evidence and proof. The world body says they don't have anything better than Trump's words at hand to believe that Al-Baghdadi has been killed. Suspicions about the claim are more justified when one remembers that this is not the first the time the Americans have claimed the death of the terrorist leader.

Yet, even those who have come to buy Trump's words still deny the US president's description of the operation.

It’s not just that Trump is known for embellishing on his accomplishments. Rather, officials say that the footage Trump and his staff were watching amounted only to overhead surveillance footage, with no audio, so he couldn’t have seen or heard much of what he claimed.

The story of Baghdadi fleeing into a tunnel “crying and screaming all the way” while being chased by a military dog, before whimpering and blowing himself us, killing himself and his children, and wounding the dog may all be a story, apart from a dog getting injured.

This is because Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Mark Milley said he was unable to confirm any claims of Baghdadi whimpering, and the White House similarly said they have no idea where Trump got that, though neither is denying that it happened. Adding to questions about the DNA test related to Baghdadi’s killing, the Kurdish SDF now claims that they’d seized Baghdadi’s underpants and used those for a DNA test before the raid, to 100% identify him. Nor is that all:

The world should celebrate the fake caliph’s demise, but no one appears to be happier about this than Trump, who hopes to take advantage of this development in order to improve America's standing in the region following the controversy that erupted after its abrupt military drawdown in Northeastern Syria and his own domestic political image ahead of next year's heated elections.

By targeting al-Baghdadi's killing and having American special forces successfully pull it off, Trump can double down on his narrative that this terrorist group has been defeated in Syria and its desire to create a so-called "caliphate" there has been thwarted.

Through the combined efforts of the Syrian Arab Army and its Russian, Iranian and Hezbollah anti-terrorist allies that it legally invited into the country, this tremendous feat was achieved, not through the illegal bombing campaign of the US-led coalition whose only "success" was turning Syria into rubble and worsening the humanitarian crisis in the country.

Still, Trump believes that his narrative could help recover some of the soft power losses that his country experienced after being accused of selling out the Kurds upon abruptly scaling back its military presence in Syria.

In addition, Trump can now justify his plans to further reduce the Pentagon's footprint there on the basis that the original intent of the mission (which was to destroy ISIL) has been achieved so there isn't any real reason to continue spending taxpayer funds to stay there, unless, of course, he's serious about controlling its oil like he previously tweeted about.

The question thus becomes one of whether al-Baghdadi's death is more of a public relations opportunity for the US than a real anti-terrorist success in its own right, which certainly appears not to be the case. Again, it can't be reiterated enough that it's indeed a positive development that the leader of the world's most notorious terrorist group was just killed but his death does not mean the end of ISIL nor fights against terrorism.

ISIL is still a threat, albeit not the same conventional "caliphate". Al-Baghdadi might have symbolically inspired some of the newest terrorist recruits, but it was more the brief period of the so-called "caliphate's" creation that probably inspired them much more, so his death isn't likely going to change ISIL's appeal to its core radicalized audience.

On that note, the international community must not let its guard down by falling on his death as it's not the end of the war on terror. It shouldn’t sit on its hands either while the US and company steals Syria’s oil. On the contrary, though the page has turned and a new chapter has begun, the story is far from over.

Terrorism still remains one of the greatest threats to the world even if it changes its form after al-Baghdadi's death, so the world must remain alert at all times. As well, the world must urge the US and company to end their illegal occupation of Syria. It’s the only way ahead to reconstruction, and the only safe passage to national reconciliation and peace in that war-torn country.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:26| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

アル・バグダーディ? そんな幽霊が死んで だからどうした?

トランプが2019/10/26夜にアル・バグダーディを殺害したとツイートし、ワシントン時間10/27朝にテレビ演説、日本時間10/27の夜から10/28朝にかけて管理人のフォローする海外のツイッターアカウントはこれで持ち切りとなりました。

管理人も10/27から情報を集めていますが、不審な、不整合、拙劣な作り話の面が多すぎます。そのため、米軍の活動自体がフェイクとの見方に傾いています。そこにロシア国防省が米軍による空襲を否定。これで決まりです。

そうなると、この壮大なプロパガンダがどういう意図で仕組まれ、世界に、特にシリアでのテロリストの活動にどう影響するかが問題の焦点となります。まさに conspiracy theory 陰謀論です。

今、指摘されている「意図」はトランプの弾劾問題からのスピン、大衆の目をそらすことです。トランプ弾劾の動きは止まっていません。
Nicolle Wallace: Trump was notified the House Dems will impeach him

元ペンタゴン職員マルーフ(今米国の中東問題専門家の中には評論の的確性でこの方と並ぶ人はいません)の説は、バグダーディの死は米国の弾劾騒ぎの最中で起きた。世界トップの軍事リーダーを殺すことで一時的に外交政策の勝利としてトランプを助けることができようが、急進的な民主党員の弾劾手続きを進める熱意を和らげる可能性は低いというものです。

今回の唐突なアル・バグダーディ殺害作戦発表はまさにスピンです。

まず、アル・バグダーディの主要な事跡ですが、いろいろな情報が流れましたが、あっちに逃げて爆撃され重傷を負って米軍のヘリでトルコに運ばれた、こっちに逃げる途中薬物中毒で瀕死の重症になり行方をくらましたなどというものが多いのです。

護衛が付いていたはずですが、役に立たず、最後にはアル・バグダーディは護衛を信用していなかったとの説までありました。そういう意図的に流布されたかく乱情報の中で、アル・バグダーディはハサカ近郊の米軍基地の中にかくまわれているとの説が出て苦笑させられました。身体に障害が残り長旅ができないアル・バグダーディにとっては、確かにそれが一番安全です。


これらのうち、写真や他の資料で信ぴょう性ありとされるものは、米国議員ジョン・マケインとアル・バグダーディの会合、アル・ヌーリ大モスクで演説(背後に置かれた扇風機に違和感を抱く例の写真)、多数のテロリストとともにロシアの空爆を受けるの3点だけです。

左端からバグダーディ、マケインです。


2019/4に急に現れたアル・バグダーディだとされる者は別人です。この身代わりアル・バグダーディをイドリブで殺害したということも考えられますが、首領の役割を果たしていない彼を殺しても本来は意味がない。その者の社会的地位だけが意味がありその人間の個人特性はどうでもよい、しょせん操り人形と考えれば、ある地位にあるとされる人間の殺害はそれなりに意味を持つでしょうが。




2点目 本当に空爆、殺害は行われたのか。
殺害の行われた場所はイドリブのトルコ国境に近いBarishaの町だとされています。すでに現場にカメラが入っています。






カメラクルーの撮影した画像を見ると、男性がコンクリートの塊をハンマーで叩いたりしています。これが1日半前に空爆された現場?

ロシア国防省は、米国提示の日時にはこの地域では空爆はなかったとしています。この場所はロシア軍のフメイミム基地のあるラタキアよりも北で、フメイミム基地にあるS-400が24時間体制で不審な飛行物体がないか見張っています。


見逃すことはありません。見逃せばS-400が機能していないことになります。ロシア側に実在した空爆をなかったと主張する動機がありません。

つまり、米軍によるこの場所への空爆はなかったのです。

ロシアは、当初から軍の発表としてそういう攻撃はなかったと断言していましたが、クレムリンのスポークスマンが軍のコメントを軌道修正しています。
Donald Trump is due credit if they did, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has said
“The news itself can’t be taken negatively by the Russian authorities,” Dmitry Peskov said. “Indeed, our troops saw American planes and American drones in the area, which may have been on a mission there.”

トランプがあれほど言っているのだからロシアが強く否定してトラブルの元を作ることもない、仮定の話としてトランプに花を持たせろということでしょう。

3点目は、なぜトランプがこんなウソをでっち上げたのかです。

それは上に識者の見方を引用したとおりスピンだと思います。弾劾攻勢が続く中で外交政策で成果を誇るのが一つ。もう一つ、シリア北部からの兵士撤退に対してボルトンやリンゼイグラハムのような戦争屋から受けている攻撃をかわす。

苦し紛れにMSM大手メディアを操作すれば足りるという物語を思いついたというところでしょう。

それゆえ、この作戦が取られたことが関係者に及ぼす影響は深く検討していない。筋書きの綿密さもない。トルコ、イラク、シリアが情報面で協力したとされ、イラク、トルコは同調しました。トルコは、どうせフェイクだとわかっていますから、名前を貸したくないとは言えない。テロリストをかばっていると非難されかねません。イスラエルはトランプが何も言及しなかったのにこの作戦を歓迎しました。これもテロリストを支援している立ち場が知られていますので早々と歓迎声明を出したのです。

ISISの首領暗殺がなされても身代わりの首領はすでに後継者を指名しています。その者は米軍が管理していた刑務所に入っていたとされます。米軍撤退時には、当然別の場所に移したでしょう。米国は、後継指名テロリストを使ってISISが復活したと主張することもできますし、首領を暗殺したのでもうISIS掃討作戦は終わりにすると言ってもよいのです。

ISISにカネを出している国は米国の方針に従うわけですから。

管理人は、アル・バグダーディが暗殺されたためにテロリストの動きが活発になるということはないのではないかと考えています。彼は象徴としての意味しかなく別に軍事の専門家でもなければ、宗教的な経歴や実績があるわけでもありません。ISISの意思決定は別のところで行われています。要するにスポンサー次第です。米軍は、手間がかかり扱いにくいカリフェイト物語は、もはや維持する価値なしとみているのではないかと思います。

ロシアの空爆でアル・バグダーディが殺害され、米軍のカリフェイト担当は頭を抱えたはずです。ずーっと空白期間が続きました。たまに音声メッセージを流したりしました。

困り抜いた後の場面転換で主人公が身代わりで登場。見るに耐えない茶番でしたが、軍人が基地の余興で劇を演出しているとなれば、その程度になるでしょう。

シリアの反体制派は、米軍のアル・バグダーディ暗殺作戦に疑義を呈しています。

連続ドラマのストーリーが続かなくなって主人公が交通事故で死んでしまったことにする、そんな安直さを感じます。これで世にも極悪な侵略殺戮ドラマの終わりになだれ込むことを強く期待していますが・・・。

アル・バグダーディ暗殺関係の記事が続いています。
アル・バグダーディは、自爆ベストで死んだ。水葬に付された。現場で15分でDNA鑑定を行いアル・バグダーディであることを確認。詳細は機密事項。

アル・バグダーディのDNAはクルドのスパイが事前に2枚のアンダーウェア下着を盗んで確保してあった。

もう少し、付き合える話にしてくれという感じです。

アル・バグダーディが数か月前に指名した後継者も殺害されたとトランプがツイートしています。



RTは、この後継者は、スポークスマンのAbu Hassan al-Muhajirだとしており、以前報じられたAbdollah Qardashとは別人になっています。インディペンデントによれば、クルドと米軍の共同作戦でAbu Hassan al-MuhajirをJarablusで車列攻撃で殺害したとのことです。これはたまたま時期が近かった?

米国はカリフェイト物語を放棄した? テロリストの一派の首領を殺害しても、その一派が依然として活動すれば、その殺害は意味がないことになります。トランプはどうするんでしょう。

RT27 Oct, 2019 03:15
‘Something very big has just happened!’ Trump sparks guessing frenzy with cryptic tweet amid reports of al-Baghdadi’s death
US President Donald Trump triggered a wild guessing game after announcing on Twitter that “something very big” has happened, amid reports that the US military killed the Islamic State leader.

“Something very big has just happened!” Trump tweeted on Saturday evening. The six-word message, sent amid a slow news day in the US, has sparked an avalanche of speculation as to what the president was talking about, since he did not follow up his cryptic post with an explanation.

Meanwhile, rumors have been swirling that the president is going to announce the killing of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) mastermind Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by the US military.

In a tweet that has been shared over 4,000 times before it was deleted, political activist Ryan Fournier, co-chairman of Students for Trump, wrote that US forces “captured” the warlord, celebrating it as a “huge defeat for ISIS.”


In a follow-up tweet, Fournier clarified that the report remains unconfirmed and is based on sources.

※ Ryan Fournier@RyanAFournier氏の11:23 AM - Oct 27, 2019のツイート
Replying to @RyanAFournier
Edit: These are still unconfirmed at the moment, but this is what sources are telling me. Apologies for not adding that in initially. Got excited.

生け捕りにされた? そんなことはないだろう。仮にそうでも人目に付かないように水葬に付されるだけだ。

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の2019/10/27のツイート
Lets assume the US did kill #Baghdadi .
- that would mean the US admits they’ve been preventing the Syrian and Russian army from attacking AlQaeda & ISIS in Idlib.
- it could potentially mean Trump’s tired of ISIS being used as an excuse to undermine his pull out.

※ Ian56@Ian56789氏の2019/10/27のツイート
Quick Reminder:
Fmr US Envoy to Syria & Iraq Brett McGurk in 2017:
"Largest concentration of al-Qaeda terrorists are in Idlib."
Obama armed, recruited & funded them.
Trump (with Turkey) has been protecting them since he bombed Syria in April 2017.
#Marr

※ 𝕋om 𝕆'ℂonnor@ShaolinTom氏の2019/10/27のツイート
My latest BREAKING EXCLUSIVE alongside @JimLaPorta and @NaveedAJamali
.... President Donald Trump approved an operation targeting ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi tonight in Idlib, Syria, @Newsweek has learned. Pending verification, he is dead. https://bit.ly/2BMx4VK

NEWSWEEK2019/10/27
Trump Approves Special Ops Raid Targeting ISIS Leader Baghdadi, Military Says He's Dead
The United States military has conducted a special operations raid targeting one of its most high-value targets, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), Newsweek has learned. President Donald Trump approved the mission nearly a week before it took place.

Amid reports Saturday of U.S. military helicopters over the Syria's northwestern Idlib province, a senior Pentagon official familiar with the operation and Army official briefed on the matter told Newsweek that Baghdadi was the target of the top-secret operation in the last bastion of the country's Islamist-dominated opposition, a faction that has clashed with ISIS in recent years.

A U.S. Army official briefed on the results of the operation told Newsweek that Baghdadi was killed in the raid, and the Defense Department told the White House they have "high confidence" that the high-value target killed was Baghdadi, but further verification is pending DNA and biometric testing. The senior Pentagon official said there was a brief firefight when U.S. forces entered the compound in Idlib's Barisha village and that Baghdadi then killed himself by detonating a suicide vest. Family members were present. According to Pentagon sources, no children were harmed in the raid but two Baghdadi wives were killed after detonating their own explosive vests.

Members of the Joint Special Operations Command's Delta Team carried out Saturday's high-level operation after receiving actionable intelligence, according to sources familiar with the operation. The location raided by special operations troops had been under surveillance for some time.

The senior Pentagon official told Newsweek that the compound in which Baghdadi was located was then taken out with an airstrike in order to prevent the site from becoming a shrine to the leader. Turkey, a NATO ally backing local insurgents, was not notified prior to the operation, the official said.

On Saturday night, after the operation had concluded, President Trump tweeted: "Something very big has just happened!" The White House announced later that the president will make a "major statement" Sunday at 9:00 a.m.

※ EHSANI2@EHSANI22氏の2019/10/27のツイート
reports that #Baghdadi was killed in Barisha #Idlib are true, then he was 55 km away from my home in downtown #Aleppo


※ j2lm4u@j2lm4u氏の2019/10/27のツイート
返信先:@EHSANI22さん
Again? More enduring in this world! How many lives can a fellow have?

※ ハロウィンantiaspirantハロウィン@kanzleramtsmann氏の2019/10/27のツイート
返信先: @EHSANI22さん 、 @Partisangirlさん
...and epstein is dead too.

※ IRAQI NATIONAL ARMY@Defense_Iraq氏の2019/10/27のツイート
Iraqi Military Intelligence: Accurate and important information provided by the Military Intelligence Directorate to Coalition Forces contributed significantly to reaching and killing Baghdadi

※ 2019/10/24、次のツイートを見かけました2012年にアルバグダーディのID票が機密書類扱いされていたが、その後機密扱いが解除されたと書かれています。


面白いけど、ちょっと疑問なのは、2012年作成のID票ですよね。その時はこの写真は使われていません。なかったのです。
この画像にあるID票のバグダーディの画像は、 July 05 2014のものです。
下の記事の作成日が2015/5/23、ですから機密解除されたのはそれより少し前になります。

一方バクダーディがモースルのアル・ヌーリ大モスクで演説したのは、2014/7/5です。ですからこのID票は機密書類を解除されるまでの1年弱の間に写真を変えていたことになります。そんなことやるでしょうか。

https://newspunch.com/2012-classified-u-s-report-isis-must-rise-to-power/
May 23, 2015 Sean Adl-Tabatabai News, US
というわけで極めて面白いネタですが、フェイクと判断しました。


Islamic State leader al-Baghdadi detonated suicide vest during US raid in Syria – reports
Notorious Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria, according to reports. He supposedly detonated a suicide vest during the raid.

It is said that during the US mission – involving choppers, warplanes and drones – American troops engaged in a firefight with the terrorist. At a certain point, al-Baghdadi detonated the vest, multiple outlets, including ABC and Defense One, said citing sources. Later on Saturday, Iraqi state TV announced it will air the footage of the reported raid.

Meanwhile, in an apparent reference to the news, a commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Mazloum Abdi, tweeted about the “successful, historic operation as a result of joint intelligence work with the US.”

The Pentagon has yet to confirm the rumors, but US President Donald Trump is expected to make a major announcement on Sunday morning. On Saturday night, Trump tweeted that “something very big has just happened!” – fueling speculation that al-Baghdadi had in fact been killed.

Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader has been in hiding for several years. Footage distributed by the terrorist group in April of 2019 purported to show him sitting on the ground with a Kalashnikov assault rifle next to him. Before that, al-Baghdadi was last seen in a video from July 2014, when he spoke at the Great Mosque in Mosul.

時事通信社10月27日(日)19時10分
対IS指導者作戦で米に協力=トルコ
 【エルサレム時事】トルコ国防省は27日、米軍がシリア北西部イドリブ県で実施した過激派組織「イスラム国」(IS)最高指導者バグダディ容疑者を標的とする作戦で、事前に情報交換を行うなどして米側に協力したと表明した。アナトリア通信が伝えた。

情報で協力したのはイラク軍、トルコ軍、SDF。

RT2019/10/27
Trump thanks Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq & Kurds for aiding US operation that killed al-Baghdadi
US President Donald Trump has tipped his hat to countries and groups that played a supporting role in a US military operation that killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Trump confirmed on Sunday that al-Baghdadi had been killed in a “daring nighttime raid” in Idlib, northwestern Syria. In a live address from the White House, the US president thanked Russia, Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Kurdish forces for aiding the US operation.

He praised the “great cooperation” with Russia, which opened up airspace under its control to allow US warplanes and drones to use the area.

According to Trump, al-Baghdadi detonated a suicide vest after trying to flee through a tunnel with three of his young children. Although badly mutilated, Trump claimed that they were able to use tests to identify his body.

“He died like a dog, like a coward. The world now is a much safer place,” the US president said.

RT2019/10/27
Who was Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi? Here’s what you need to know about the infamous ISIS leader
Islamic State leader and the world’s most wanted man Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed in a US military operation in northwest Syria. But who was the notorious terrorist? Here’s what you need to know.

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was the nom de guerre of the infamous mastermind of the barbaric so-called Islamic State (ISIS, formerly ISIL) terror group. Followers of the group called him Caliph Ibrahim and he had a range of other names including Sheikh Baghdadi and Al-Shabah, meaning ‘the ghost’.

Mystery surrounds many aspects of the Iraqi native’s life but he was believed to be 48-years-old and hailed from near the city of Samarra, 125km north of Baghdad, and was part of the al-Bu Badri tribe.

This tribal link allowed Baghdadi to claim that he was a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad's Quraysh tribe, a neccessary qualification for becoming the caliph (the historic leader of all Muslims).

The US invasion of Iraq prompted Baghdadi and his associates to create Jaysh Ahl al-Sunnah wa-l-Jamaah (the Army of the Sunni People Group) which operated around Samarra, Diyala and Baghdad and later declared an oath of allegiance to Al Qaeda.

He was picked up by US-led coalition forces and detained from February to December 2004, but was released as he was not considered a high-level threat.

The group changed its name to the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) in 2006 and Baghdadi was appointed the general supervisor of the sharia committees for the “state’s” provinces.

Following the death of ISI leader Abu Umar al-Baghdadi in April 2010, he became the head of the organization and took credit for a blitz of suicide bombings and other attacks targeting Shia and moderate Sunni Muslims that left thousands dead between 2010-2013.

Baghdadi broke the group away from Al Qaeda and declared his own, more aggressive jihadist group. In 2014, the so-called Islamic State overran large swathes of Iraq and Syria and Baghdadi appeared in an infamous video at the al-Nuri mosque in Mosul, Iraq, where he announced a "caliphate" in the regions they controlled.

During the height of its rule, the group enforced its barbarous version of Islamic law on millions. It has been blamed for mass executions and is accused of carrying out war crimes.

Rumors of Baghdadi’s demise have long circulated. After declaring the creation of the ‘caliphate’ in 2014, he seemingly vanished for years, prompting rampant speculation that he had been killed.

He remained unseen as the so-called caliphate swelled to an area roughly the size of Britain and remained in the shadows as the terror group was fought back by a multinational effort led by Syria, Russia and Iran, as well as a coalition led by the US.

Then, after five years without an appearance, he suddenly reemerged in April this year, when footage of him discussing jihad with his cohorts was released. The video shows Baghdadi claiming that the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka were “revenge” for battles lost in Syria.

The reappearance was largely interpreted as a reassertion of his leadership of the group that, while on the backfoot in its own backyard, had claimed several deadly attacks in Europe.

As recently as September, the group released an audio message said to be from Baghdadi which praised the operations of IS affiliates in other regions.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:56| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

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※ Fares Shehabi@ShehabiFares氏の2019/10/29のツイート
Finding ISIS leader Baghdadi in rebel held #Idlib proves that these rebels are all terrorists, and also proves that Turkey is the main sponsor of ISIS. In 2011, there was not a single terrorist in all of Idlib when it was under Syrian state control..

RT2019/10/29
‘Disposal complete’: ISIS chief al-Baghdadi buried at sea, like bin Laden, but photo & video proof remains classified – Pentagon

The US got rid of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s body mere hours after a swift DNA test confirmed the terrorist’s identity, Pentagon officials said, adding that all evidence of the raid and his burial at sea remains classified.

Following the US special forces operation in northwestern Syria, in which Washington claims al-Baghdadi was eliminated, the mutilated body was immediately taken “to a secure facility to confirm his identity with forensic DNA testing,” Army General Mike Milley, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a news briefing.

The disposal of his remains has been done and is complete and was handled appropriately.

Just like al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist group chief was reportedly given a proper burial at sea in accordance with Islamic tradition, with all Muslim religious rites afforded to him. While the raid and subsequent processes of identification and body ‘disposal’ were documented in numerous photos and videos, they are yet to go through a “declassification process,” according to the US general.

We are not prepared at the time to release those.

Even though Donald Trump said earlier he was considering making “certain parts” of the video from the raid available to the public – presumably with al-Baghdadi “was whimpering, screaming, and crying” as he met his end – it remains unclear how much of footage would see the light, if any.

The Obama administration never publicly released any video footage of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden, or photos of his body, claiming they could pose a “national security risk.”

Washington’s public announcement that al-Baghdadi had finally been neutralized, this time for real, sounded “confident,” but has yet to be backed up by hard evidence, the UN Monitoring Team on terrorist groups said previously. Meanwhile, Russia’s Defense Ministry questioned at least parts of the story, noting that despite Trump’s claims, it never opened up the Syrian air space under its control to US jets, and didn’t record any US coalition airstrikes in the area.

Where is the proof? We’ve been here before, Al Baghdadi’s been reported dead or fatally injured many times
The US President is bragging fulsomely and giving gruesome details of the Special Ops mission that neutralized terrorist boss Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi. But the IS leader has been reported as injured or dead many times before.

As Donald Trump described watching the death of Al-Baghdadi via a satellite link with his fellow military commanders, his boasting and name-calling seemed a little, I dunno, off. A bit too much with detail and with “frightened puppies” remarks.

According to one report from close to the events, The Donald was itching on Saturday night to tweet out the demise of Al Baghdadi, but Delta Force on the ground first needed to verify that they had their man. The aim was to prevent the president getting ahead of the facts before he hit ‘Send.’

Nevertheless, he could not help himself and sent a teaser – no other word for it – on Twitter on Saturday night, saying “Something very big has just happened!” before Sunday’s televised address to the nation, as officials scrambled to accurately identify the remains of the mutilated body lying in a collapsed, dead-end tunnel with three murdered children in Idlib, north-western Syria.

This was an episode that called for restraint, as it is not the first time the death of Al Baghdadi has been announced, only to be later proven wrong. The Guardian had him paralyzed with a severe spinal injury after an airstrike in April 2015, Syrian state TV reported him dead in June 2017, Iranian TV said he was “definitely dead” and the Russians claimed as much again, all in the same month.

In July 2017 he was pronounced dead once more, then alive and then, to clear the matter up, a year later, he emerged from obscurity with a new propaganda video.

So, while Trump described watching the fugitive “whimpering and crying and screaming all the way” to his death, why not just hold back a tick until we’re offered some more substantial information?

While we do not want to see the sort of televised barbarism that befell Muammar Ghaddafi or Saddam Hussein, some irrefutable proof, shared with the watching world, that the remains are those of Al Baghdadi, would be welcome.

And if he is definitely dead? Well, that is not necessarily the end of the problem. The concern in the international counterterrorism community is that the chaotic, smuggler-ridden territory that the US troops found themselves closing in on Al Baghdadi is actually Al Qaeda turf. Remember those guys?

Add to that fact that the latest incident happened hundreds of miles from where US intelligence believed the fugitive Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) leader was hiding. This begs the question: what was al Baghdadi doing there? Making cosy with other of his murderous pals as they plot together against the infidels? That possibility has to cause the rest of us some deep concerns.

This terrorist leader was nobody’s fool. So he must have been aware that western security forces would eventually close in on him and when they did, his sudden, violent death would most likely create the outcome of leaving a leadership vacuum.

As any cursory view of his early propaganda videos shows, Al Baghdadi was no natural leader, so he devolved leadership and delegated authority to regional lieutenants to keep the IS show on the road on multiple fronts.

That means we can now expect a power struggle among these wannabe head honchos for succession, along with the expected struggles to prove their credentials through increasingly violent attacks against their enemies. It will not be pleasant.

Like the snake that can still deliver a deadly bite after decapitation, Al Baghdadi’s legacy may prove to be catastrophic and Trump’s bragging that, under his direction as Commander-In-Chief, the IS caliphate has been “obliterated 100 percent” may prove premature.

We have to remember that, while Osama bin Laden and now Al Baghdadi might have been eliminated, these terrorist organisations are not so much about personalities but about an ideology.

That is what needs to be addressed more urgently than the political optics of a Call of Duty-style video stream to the White House Situation Room.

It was easy to miss, amid the unseemly boasting, the blessed irony that it was Kurdish intelligence officers in the region who pointed the US Special Operations forces with their attack dogs in the right direction.

And yes, that would be the same Kurds abandoned by withdrawing US forces a fortnight ago and left at the mercy of a Turkish military attack, resulting in dozens of dead and tens of thousands being displaced.

Luckily for POTUS, seems they are not holding a grudge over that particular betrayal.

By Damian Wilson, UK journalist & political communications specialist

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/10/29のツイート
バグダディ殺害15分後にDNAテスト結果が出て、本人と確認という当初のストーリー。たった15分でDNA鑑定が可能? 辻褄を合わせるため、事前にクルド人スパイがバグダディのパンツを入手し、DNA鑑定したと言い出した。ではバグダディとクルド人スパイはどんな親密な関係? 笑

※ Mats☮Nilsson@mazzenilsson
The shit MSM put to print:
A Kurd undercover agent ( Agent Kurd al-Turd ) took a pair of al-#Baghdadi underwear for DNA identification ahead of the US raid that killed the jihadist leader, a Kurdish official said Monday.

[AFP]AFP•October 29, 2019
Syria Kurds say took DNA sample from Baghdadi underwear
Beirut (AFP) - A Syrian Kurd undercover agent took a pair of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's underwear for DNA identification ahead of the US raid that killed the jihadist leader, a Kurdish official said Monday.

Polat Can, a senior adviser to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), published details of the intelligence work that led to the US raid in which the founder of the Islamic State group was killed.

"Since 15 May, we have been working together with the CIA to track al-Baghdadi and monitor him closely," he said.

"Al-Baghdadi changed his places of residence very often," Polat Can said, adding that the asset managed to reach the house where the IS chief was believed to be hiding.

"Our own source, who had been able to reach al-Baghdadi, brought al-Baghdadi's underwear to conduct a DNA test and make sure (100%) that the person in question was al-Baghdadi himself," the adviser wrote on Twitter.

He said the US raid that killed Baghdadi in the northwestern province of Idlib was largely the result of SDF intelligence work, although Turkey's offensive against the Kurds launched October 9 had delayed the operation.

"Our intelligence source was involved in sending coordinates, directing the airdrop, participating in and making the operation a success until the last minute," Polat Can said.

US President Donald Trump, who announced the death of the world's most wanted man on Sunday, thanked Syrian Kurdish forces "for a certain support they were able to give us", but did not elaborate.

Trump said a DNA field test had confirmed his identity, and he also thanked Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Russia for their cooperation.

The Pentagon said Monday that Baghdadi's body had been disposed of at sea.


RT2019/10/29
Meet the new boss, dead like the old boss? Trump claims Baghdadi’s likely replacement was ALSO killed by US troops
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s right-hand man has been killed by US troops, Donald Trump has claimed, days after announcing that a military raid brought an end to the infamous leader of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS).

“Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot – Now he is also Dead!” Trump tweeted on Tuesday. He did not identify al-Baghdadi’s alleged successor.

Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
Just confirmed that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops. Most likely would have taken the top spot - Now he is also Dead!
10:29 PM - Oct 29, 2019

The US president did not specify whether the terrorist chief’s mysterious lieutenant was killed alongside his boss in the US military operation in Idlib, Syria last week, or if he was killed in a separate incident. Trump was likely referring to Islamic State spokesman Abu Hassan al-Muhajir, named as a potential replacement for the notorious terrorist leader. The State Department said on Monday that he had been killed hours after the US raid that took down al-Baghdadi.

Trump’s boast about the raid that allegedly killed al-Baghdadi has peeved many liberal pundits and news outlets, with some even airbrushing the head of the worldwide “caliphate” in hopes of depriving Trump of a foreign policy victory. Others, including the UN, have taken issue with the lack of hard evidence pointing to al-Baghdadi’s demise.

The Pentagon says that the terrorist leader’s body was swiftly identified using DNA testing, and then dumped into an unidentified body of water – the same protocol reportedly used to ID and “bury” Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in 2011.


independent 2019/10/28
Potential new Isis leader has also been killed, Syrian Kurdish forces say
An Isis spokesman and possible successor to its dead leader has also been killed, Syrian Kurdish forces have said.

They claimed Abu Hassan al-Muhajir died in a joint operation with US troops in northern Syria.

US special forces had killed the extremist group’s leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi​ just hours before.

Mazloum Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said his group’s intelligence co-operated with the US military to target Muhajir, who was a key aide to Baghdadi, in a village near Jarablus, a town in northwestern Syria.

If confirmed, the death would be another blow to Isis.

The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported Muhajir’s death, saying he was travelling in a convoy made up of an oil tanker and a car.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:12| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年10月29日

‘Political persecution’: Max Blumenthal arrested in DC police raid, held for 2 days on phony charges over Venezuela embassy siege

RT2019/10/28
‘Political persecution’: Max Blumenthal arrested in DC police raid, held for 2 days on phony charges over Venezuela embassy siege
Max Blumenthal was arrested in what he called a politically motivated attempt to silence investigative journalism on a fabricated assault charge linked to his coverage of Venezuelan embassy siege by US-backed opposition activists.

In what he described as a SWAT-style raid, a group of DC police officers arrived at Blumenthal’s home around 9am last Friday. The investigative journalist was hauled off to DC’s Central Jail, where he spent two days in a cell, and was denied requests to call a lawyer.

The federal government essentially enlisted the DC police to SWAT me, ensuring that I would be subjected to an early morning raid and then languish in prison for days without even the ability to call an attorney.

The police eventually told Blumenthal he had been accused of assault, stemming from a months-old standoff at the Venezuelan Embassy in Washington, DC, back in May. Following the US-backed coup attempt and the expulsion of Venezuelan diplomats, supporters of President Nicolas Maduro occupied the embassy building – while the crowd backing the self-proclaimed ‘interim’ leader Juan Guaido besieged the premises for several weeks. The pro-Maduro activists were eventually removed from the embassy by force in a US police raid.

Blumenthal was one of the few journalists closely following the standoff and sporadic clashes, and insists the assault allegation is totally fabricated to smear him and intimidate independent journalists. “I was not party to any violent actions around the Venezuelan Embassy,” the Grayzone editor said, dismissing the claim as a “malicious lie.”

“The opposition members who made up these lies about Max and I know they’re lying, and they are obviously using the government and police as tools to get revenge,” said the brother of the Grayzone contributor Alex Rubinstein, Ben. Back then, he was also briefly arrested on phony charges after participating in an attempt to deliver food and sanitary supplies to besieged activists.

It remains unclear why the arrest warrant against Blumenthal was brought back to life so many months later, especially since the request for the warrant had initially been rejected, according to an individual familiar with the case. Blumenthal suggested it is “part of a campaign of political persecution designed to silence me and the The Grayzone for our factual journalism.”
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:55| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

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RT2019/10/28
If ISIS chief al-Baghdadi is dead, Trump has made a big contribution to fighting terrorism – Kremlin
While Russia still has no independent confirmation that US forces have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Donald Trump is due credit if they did, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman has said.

“The news itself can’t be taken negatively by the Russian authorities,” Dmitry Peskov said. “Indeed, our troops saw American planes and American drones in the area, which may have been on a mission there.”

Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry cast doubt on Washington’s claim of al-Baghdadi’s death, saying there’s no credible data to prove his demise. If confirmed, however, Trump’s efforts should be recognized, Peskov believes.

f indeed the information about al-Baghdadi’s elimination is confirmed, then we can talk about the US president’s significant contribution to the fight against international terrorism.

Moscow’s skepticism is not unfounded, seeing as how rumors of al-Baghdadi’s grave injury or death have surfaced repeatedly for the past four years, only to be later dispelled. Trump, however, has teased that some footage of his ultimate takedown at the hands of US troops could be released at some point.

FARSNEWS2019/10/28
Dissidents' Media Outlets Voice Suspicion about Trump's Claim of Killing Al-Baghdadi
TEHRAN (FNA)- Local media sources affiliated to the Syrian dissidents expressed suspicion that the person killed in a raid in Idlib was ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as claimed by US President Donald Trump.

Radio Mohafezat Idlib, a telegram channel, wrote on Sunday that the house that the US claims al-Baghdadi resided in with his family belonged to Commander of Horras al-Din group and he (and not Baghdadi) was killed in the attack along with his wife and 5 children.

Horras al-Din is a terrorist group close to al-Qaeda which is active in Northern Syria.

Also, another telegram channel affiliated to the militants named Amjad al-Akhbariyeh Channel quoted an informed source as saying that the house which was attacked in Barisha region in Idlib belonged to Abu Mohammed al-Halabi, non de guerre Abu al-Bara, one of the commanders of Horras al-Din.

The Russian military on Sunday questioned the official US account of the military raid that killed al-Baghdadi, saying it was not aware of any US military operations in the region.

In a statement, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said the Russian military “does not have reliable information” on a US Special Operations raid in Syria’s Idlib province, adding, “The increasing number of direct participants and countries that allegedly took part in this ‘operation,’ each one giving completely contradictory details, raises legitimate questions and doubts about its existence and especially the level of its success.”

In a statement that followed the raid, Trump thanked Russia for its assistance, as well as Turkey, Syria, Iraq and the Syrian Kurds.

Russia maintains a major base in Syria at Lattakia. Konashenkov said, however, that the Russian military had observed no strikes by US aircraft in the region.

“Firstly, on Saturday and in recent days no air strikes were made on the Idlib de-escalation zone by US aircraft or the so-called ‘international coalition’ were recorded,” Konashenkov said. “Secondly, we are not aware of any alleged assistance to the passage of American aviation into the airspace of the Idlib de-escalation zone during this operation.”

Konashenkov argued in his statement that Syrian government backed by Russian air power had defeated ISIL, saying that al-Baghdadi’s death “has absolutely no operational significance on the situation in Syria or on the actions of the remaining terrorists in Idlib”.

Baghdadi died "whimpering and crying" in a raid by US special forces in Northwest Syria, President Donald Trump claimed on Sunday.

Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by detonating a suicide vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel, Trump said in a televised address from the White House.

He was positively identified by DNA tests 15 minutes after he died, he said. "He was a sick and depraved man and now he's gone."





RT2019/10/28
‘Announcement of al-Baghdadi killing in US raid may fuel another cycle of violence’
The killing of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi by US troops may give a ‘fresh impetus’ to Islamic state and other terrorists in the area, Middle East experts warn.

On Sunday, US president Donald Trump announced that a raid in Syria’s Idlib province resulted in the death of the leader of Islamic State who detonated a suicide vest after being cornered in a dead tunnel.

Under the leadership of the Iraq-born former religion scholar, IS captured large swathes of Iraq and Syria, broke off its ties with al-Qaeda, and emerged as even more violent terrorist organization responsible for bombings, torture and genocide of Yazidi Christians around 2014. Baghdadi was illusive for years, with reports of him being killed popping up occasionally as his “caliphate” was destroyed by joint efforts of Iraqi, Syrian, Russian, American forces with the help of Kurdish and other militia groups.

“The death of him, like bin Laden before him, was significant that it took out a very charismatic leader,” said former Pentagon official Michael Maloof. Yet he expressed concern that it would “give it [IS] a fresh impetus to continue on.”

Middle East expert Nicolas Davies suggests the killing as well as other raids may only inspire some people for more violence.

“In fact, Syria’s research has found that for instance – the study of civilians in conflict – found out that most people join one of these armed groups out of self-protection – to protect themselves, their families or their communities after their lives have been destabilized by these kinds of counter-terrorism operations or invasions of foreign forces,” he argued.

Maloof thinks that a lot depends on who would be the next leader, and whether he would be as charismatic and unifying because various IS fractions have different opinion on who should be the head. He even suggested that the group might unite with al-Qaeda again as the split was due to Baghdadi’s personal fallout with its leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.

There have been reports that Baghdadi’s successor has already assumed symbolic reins over the now defunct “caliphate,” however. Newsweek reported, citing a regional intelligence official, that the new terrorist-in-chief is Abdullah Qardash, the former Iraqi military officer who served under Saddam Hussein. In August, Qardash, also known under alias Hajji Abdullah al-Afari, was allegedly cherry-picked by Baghdadi to be in charge of the terrorist group’s “Muslim affairs.”

The reported death of Baghdadi comes amid an impeachment saga in the US. While the killing of the world’s top warlord could help Trump “temporarily as a foreign policy victory,” it is unlikely to “lessen the fervor of the radical Democrats” to pursue impeachment proceedings, Maloof said.

Moreover, “there might some arguments saying whether this all was “trumped up” to throw everybody off on the impeachment thing,” he noted.

While Trump expressed gratitude to Moscow for facilitating the operation, the Russian Defense Ministry was seemingly taken aback by the US President’s words, saying that it failed to register any US coalition strikes in the Idlib area at the time of the Saturday raid. The US leader’s statement should be taken with a grain of salt, Davies agreed.

“You know these are just gruesome macabre propaganda exercises really when they come before the cameras and announce that they’ve killed ‘the greatest terrorist in the world”

“Well, so maybe the whole thing is pure propaganda. That’s entirely possible,” he added.

RT2019/10/28
Russian MoD doubts Trump’s announcement of killing ISIS chief al-Baghdadi, rejects claims it assisted US forces in op
There’s no credible data to prove a successful American raid took place against Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The US coalition didn’t even carry out any airstrikes in Idlib recently.

Earlier, Trump made a rare Sunday address from the White House informing the world that al-Baghdadi was eliminated in northwest Syria in a “daring nighttime raid” with the involvement of US special forces, planes, helicopters and drones. The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader met his end “crying and screaming” in the face of the Americans’ might, he said.

But the Russian Defense Ministry insisted that “there were legitimate questions and doubts about the very fact [of the US operation] and, especially, its success.”

Moscow pointed out that it recorded no US coalition airstrikes in the Idlib area in northwest Syria on Saturday when the raid was held.

It also rejected Trump’s claims that Russian forces opened up the airspace under its control in Syria to American planes to facilitate the operation against the IS leader.

The ministry questioned the very possibility of al-Baghdadi’s presence in Idlib as the area is held by Al-Qaeda offshoot, Jabhat al-Nusra, who have always been mortal enemies of Islamic State.

Moscow noted that Islamic State was crushed in Syria in early 2018 in a joint effort by the government in Damascus and the Russian forces, meaning that yet another report of al-Baghdadi’s demise “bears no effect on the operational situation in Syria or on the actions of the remaining terrorists in Idlib.”

French Defense Minister Florence Parly also questioned the significance of the claimed US achievement, pointing out that the raid only marked “an early retirement for a terrorist [al-Baghdadi], but not for his organization.”

RT2019/10/27
World leaders praise al-Baghdadi’s death, warn fight not over, #resistance rages at Trump for talking to Russia
President Donald Trump cheered the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, but not everyone was in a celebratory mood. World leaders were cautiously optimistic, while the anti-Trump #resistance raged as usual.

On Sunday morning Trump revealed that the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) mastermind had met his demise the night before, detonating a suicide vest as American special forces entered his compound in northwestern Syria. The self-proclaimed caliph of a genocidal terrorist organization that once reigned over much of Iraq and Syria, Baghdadi’s death was greeted with triumph by Trump, and cautious celebration from world leaders.

"The death of Baghdadi is an important moment in our fight against terror, but the battle against the evil of Daesh is not yet over,” said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, using a pejorative name for Baghdadi’s organization. Likewise, French Defense Minister Florence Parly hailed the “early retirement for a terrorist, but not for his organisation.”

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu were equally congratulatory, with both vowing to assist the US in future counter-terrorist operations.

Russian officials were more skeptical, with the chairman of the upper house of parliament's foreign affairs committee Konstantin Kosachyov cautioning that the death of Baghdadi had been incorrectly announced five times in the past, and warning that “countering terrorism is a much more difficult task than the physical destruction of its leaders.”

Back in Washington, partisan politics entered the fray. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) demanded that the House be briefed on the raid, and complained that “the Russians, but not top congressional leadership were notified.”

Russian forces were warned of the raid so that the Americans could fly low through Syrian airspace they control, Trump claimed, although Moscow said there were no US coalition airstrikes in the Idlib area on Saturday and US aircraft were not flying.

Whatever the case, American and Russian forces in Syria have maintained several “deconfliction” lines of communication, and one might assume warning other armies in the area is the right thing to do to avoid inadvertent clashes.

As for Trump opting not to inform Pelosi and the Democrats, he said he wanted to avoid leaks to the media.

“There's no country in the world that leaks like we do,” he said, “and Washington is a leaking machine.”

Nevertheless, the anti-Trump crowd hammered the president for “indicating that he trusts Russia with this information more than congressional Democrats,” as the Washington Post wrote. The Post also complained that Trump mentioned Russia in his speech before he mentioned the American intelligence community, as did the Twitter #resistance.

RT2019/10/27
Scorched earth: VIDEO shows aftermath of claimed US raid against ISIS leader al-Baghdadi
A building completely reduced to rubble and burnt soil were captured in footage from the site of a claimed US attack on the compound of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria.

Earlier on Sunday, Donald Trump made a rare weekend address from the White House, saying that “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead” and thus confirming numerous media reports which had been circulating since morning. The terrorist leader died “whimpering and crying and screaming” as the US special forces, planes, helicopters and drones were sent after him “in a daring nighttime raid,” the president said.

RT’s Ruptly video agency has published footage from the site where the operation against Islamic State supposedly took place. There were no buildings left intact in the footage as they were basically turned into piles of bricks.The cameraman also filmed a minivan that was completely riddled with bullets.

Trump said US planes were flying low and fast to get to the location. However, Russia’s Defense Ministry has questioned Washington’s claims of eliminating al-Baghdadi, saying that it didn’t register any American aerial missions in Syria’s Idlib province where the raid is said to have taken place.

FARSNEWS2019/10/28
Senior Politician: Trump Using Al-Baghdadi's Death as Token for Election Campaign, US Strengthening ISIL in Afghanistan
TEHRAN (FNA)- Leader of the National Congress Party of Afghanistan Abdul Latif Pedram said the story around the hunt down of ISIL ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will be used to feed President Donal Trump's election campaign, adding that the US is reinvigorating the terrorist group in Northern Afghanistan.

"Killing of al-Baghdadi will no doubt be used in Trump's election campaign and these incidents are not accidental because the US uses its agents whenever it wants," Pedram, a former presidential candidate, told FNA on Monday.

"This does not mean the end of the ISIL and the group will remain in different countries, including Afghanistan, as a radical group," he added.

Pedram, meantime, warned of the US attempts to destabilize China's trade path by transferring the ISIL terrorists to Northern Afghanistan and igniting a new war in the region.

He also noted that the ISIL has been created by the Americans, themselves, and said, "The regional states, including Syria, Russia, Iran and Iraq, have played a major role in fighting the ISIL."

Trump claimed on Sunday that Baghdadi died "whimpering and crying" in a raid by US special forces in Northwest Syria.

Baghdadi killed himself during the raid by detonating a suicide vest after fleeing into a dead-end tunnel, Trump said in a televised address from the White House.

He was positively identified by DNA tests 15 minutes after he died, he said. "He was a sick and depraved man and now he's gone."

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年10月28日

米軍は資源を略奪する

米軍が侵略先で金塊を略奪したことはよく知られていますが、シリアでは古代文明の遺品や石油を盗んでいます。アフガンでは、米軍駐留後麻薬の生産がけた違いに急増しています。米国の軍隊派遣はデモクラシーを口実にした経済侵略の先兵であり、米軍は経済的利益の獲得を実践しています。
トモダチ作戦すら後日巨額の請求書が送られてきました。乗組員に深刻な被ばくによる身体障碍が出ても、米軍が十分な補償をしたとはされていません。
2018年04月29日
これが米国の言う大量破壊兵器WMDです



RT 26 Oct, 2019 16:52 GMT
Russian FM Lavrov warns US against undermining Syria’s sovereignty in phone call with Pompeo

Steps that undermine the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Syrian state must be avoided, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the two talked on the phone on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. Earlier this week, American troops were sent to Syria’s northeastern province of Deir ez-Zor with the claimed task of protecting the local oilfields from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorists. Moscow decried the move as a violation of international law and reminded that all natural resources in Syria belong to Damascus. Lavrov and Pompeo also discussed separate issues around relations between Moscow and Washington during the conversation initiated by the US side, the ministry added.
RT2019/10/26
Russian MoD says US protects oil smugglers in Syria, offers aerial images as proof
Moscow released photos it claims show the real reason the US wants to keep troops in eastern Syria: to protect the illegal oil trade and reap large profits.

On Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry published aerial images of what it said is clear proof of Syrian crude oil being massively smuggled outside of the country “under the strong protection of the US.”

The black and white images are said to show scores of tanker trucks, supposedly loaded with crude oil, scattered in the oil-rich northeastern province of Deir ez-Zor. Dozens of trucks were spotted near the Daman oil-gathering facility, 42km east of the city of Deir ez-Zor, as well as near Mayadin.

A column of 22 fuel trucks was also located in the neighboring Al-Hasakah Province. The images were dated August and September this year.

The trucks taking part in the smuggling operations are being protected by “US troops and the personnel of the US private military companies,” Defense Ministry spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said.

Whenever a convoy gets attacked, the US special forces and military jets are being called in to defend it.

US President Donald Trump declared that US troops would be pulling out of Syria earlier this month. Pentagon chief Mark Esper, however, later clarified that some soldiers would be deployed to Deir ez-Zor to secure the oil fields from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) militants.

Konashenkov accused the US of trying to keep its foothold in the region, continuing to exploit Syrian resources.

What Washington is doing right now is seizing and holding the oilfields in eastern Syria under its armed control, which is tantamount to international state-sponsored banditry.

The major general further claimed that the revenue from the illegal oil trade goes through the brokerage companies and ultimately lands in the hands of the “American private military contractors and the US security agencies.”

This is the real reason the Pentagon wants to “protect the oilfields in Syria from the mythical ‘ISIS secret cells’ forever,” Konashenkov said.

Tensions in northern Syrian escalated earlier this month after Turkey launched an offensive against Kurdish forces it considers terrorists. Ankara wanted to create a 30-mile safe zone along its border with Syria, but later halted its campaign to allow the US to facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurds.

Meanwhile, Syrian government troops and Russian military police entered the cities of Manbij and Raqqa shortly after the US soldiers left. Turkey and Russia further agreed on joint patrols along the Syrian-Turkish border.

RT2019/10/25
‘Mission unchanged’? US to send troops and machines to guard Syrian oil interests, after having vowed to ‘withdraw’
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has confirmed that US troops are being relocated to Syria’s oil regions and more “mechanized forces” are coming, despite previous pledges to pull out.

Just weeks ago, President Donald Trump pompously declared it was “time to bring our soldiers back home” as he announced that American forces would withdraw from Syria in the face of the then-looming Turkish offensive targeting Kurdish-led militias – Washington’s long-time allies in the fight against Islamic State (IS, former ISIS/ISIL) terrorists.

Then, he suddenly changed his mind and said that certain troops will stay, supposedly to prevent the Syrian oil fields falling into the hands of potentially resurgent terrorists that escaped Kurdish prisons in the turmoil accompanying the Turkish operation.

Now it turns out that the US will send even more troops to the area, to ensure that the oil is “totally secure.” On Friday, Esper told other NATO defense ministers in Brussels that the US is “taking some actions ... to strengthen our position at Deir Ezzor, to ensure that we can deny ISIS access to the oil fields.”

He also added that the American contingent in the area would now “include some mechanized forces.” While Esper did not provide any more details on the issue, some media reports suggest that some Abrams tanks might be deployed to the area. The exact number of troops to be sent on this new mission is also still unknown.

Despite all these fluctuations in the US’s Syria strategy, Esper insists “the mission remains unchanged.” “The mission in Syria remains what the mission in Syria began,” he said, noting it’s all about defeating IS.

This directly contradicts Trump's previous statements, on multiple occasions, that IS has been largely or entirely defeated, that the captured terrorists remain in prison and that the US mission was only supposed to last for a few months, but ended up stretching to years in an "endless war" he’s wanted to end.

Syria has previously condemned any US troop presence on its territory as an illegal foreign invasion, no different than that of IS. While the remaining scattered IS militants seem unlikely to take or even threaten an oil field, the presence of US troops will prevent the Syrian people from using it to rebuild.

FARSNEWS2019/10/26
Column of US Troops Returns from Iraq to Syria as Russia Accuses Washington of Smuggling Oil
TEHRAN (FNA)- A column of US troops has returned to Northeastern Syria’s Hasaka province from Iraq as Washington announced relocating troops to oil regions in the war-torn country, Syria's state-run TV reported on Saturday.

The news outlet reported that “the column of American occupation forces entered […] the province through the illegal al-Walid border crossing” and that the column, which includes “dozens of soldiers and military hardware” is covered by US combat helicopters.

Moscow published satellite intelligence images proving that oil from Syria was sent abroad under the guard of US servicemen before and after the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) Takfiri militants, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated on Saturday.

The oil was smuggled in tanker truck convoys, guarded both by US servicemen and the mercenaries of private military contractors (PMCs), the spokesman declared.

Earlier this year, US President Donald Trump had claimed that the ISIL terrorist group had been 100 percent defeated.

And weeks ago, he pompously declared it was “time to bring our soldiers back home”, and sent nearly 1,000 American military servicemen to Iraq to be later sent to other regional states, and probably back to the US.

Then, he suddenly changed his mind and stated that certain troops will stay, supposedly to prevent the Syrian oil fields falling into the hands of Takfiri militants.

Now it turned out that the United States will send even more troops to the area, to ensure that the oil is “totally secure”.

On Friday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper told other NATO defense ministers in Brussels that the US is “taking some actions ... to strengthen our position at Deir Ezzur, to ensure that we can deny ISIS access to the oil fields”. He also noted that the American contingent in the area would now “include some mechanized forces”. While Esper did not provide any more details on the issue, some media reports suggest that some Abrams tanks might be deployed to the area. The exact number of troops to be sent on this new mission is also still unknown.

While Washington claims that the move is in the line with its alleged anti-terror campaign in Syria, analysts see it no more than an excuse to impose control over Syria's oil revenues, reminding that the US was well informed of the hazards of ISIL's revival when it abandoned the Kurdish militants and paved the ground for Ankara to conduct its long-waited military incursion into Northern Syria.

Moreover, the United States has a long history of salvation of Takfiri militants, where Syrian government forces and fighters were tightening the noose around the terrorists.

The US and its allies invaded Syria in 2014 under the pretext of fighting terrorism, without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate. Damascus has repeatedly accused Washington of carrying out an illegal occupation of its sovereign territory.

The Damascus government has reiterated that any foreign troops in Syria is regarded as an occupying force and the Syrian government has the right to take all the needed measures to confront it.

FARSNEWS2019/10/26
Russia Releases Satellite Images Confirming US Smuggling of Syrian Oil [+PHOTOS]
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Defense Ministry published satellite intelligence images proving that oil from Syria was sent abroad under the guard of US servicemen before and after the defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) Takfiri militants, Defense Ministry Spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov stated on Saturday.

The defense ministry said that "the space intelligence images showed that oil was actively extracted and massively exported for processing outside Syria, under the reliable protection of American troops, before and after the defeat of the Daesh terrorists", RIA Novosti reported.

Pentagon Chief Mark Esper noted on Friday that the United States intends to take measures in the near future to strengthen positions in the Syrian Deir Ezzur region to prevent terrorists from accessing oil fields. According to him, the United States is studying how to move forces in the region, "to ensure the safety of oil fields".

Konashenkov noted that the US' stated goal of protecting Syrian oil fields from Daesh militants could not be farther from the truth.

“What Washington does now – the capture and holding under its armed control of oil fields in Eastern Syria is, simply speaking, an international state banditism,” he said, adding that Syrian oil reserves and other mineral resources belong solely to the Syrian Arab Republic, not to Daesh terrorists or to “American protectors from Daesh terrorists”.

“Neither international law, nor the American legislation itself can justify the US troops’ goal to guard Syrian hydrocarbon reserves from Syria itself and its people,” the statement read.

Citing intelligence obtained via Russian Defence Ministry surveillance satellites, both before and after the Daesh defeat North of the Euphrates, Syrian oil was being actively extracted and smuggled to other countries, while being guarded by US soldiers.

The oil was smuggled in tanker truck convoys, guarded both by US servicemen and the mercenaries of private military contractors (PMCs), the spokesman declared.

“Meanwhile, Washington imposed sanctions on shipping hydrocarbons to Syria, which spans not only US companies, but everyone else,” the statement said.

Despite that, oil extraction is being conducted using equipment provided by "leading Amercian corporations", Konashenkov noted, adding that in case of an attack on convoys, the US military immediately calls upon special operations forces and its air force for protection.

According to the statement, oil extraction was conducted by a US-controlled company, created under the so-called “Autonomous Administration of East Syria”.

The smuggling revenue went through intermediary companies to US intelligence agency and PMC bank accounts, he stressed.

“Considering one barrel of Syrian oil costs $38, the monthly revenue of this ‘private enterprise’ of US intelligence agencies is more than $30 million,” the statement read, adding, “For such a constant flow of cash, free of state control and taxes, Pentagon and Langley management will be ready to guard Syrian oil wells from ‘hidden Daesh cells’ indefinitely.”

On 13 October, Esper said the US will withdraw all of its force of 1,000 soldiers from Northeastern Syria. On 25 October, he noted that the US would maintain a "reduced presence" in Syria, citing concerns about Daesh terrorists taking control of the oil fields. His words contradict the administration of President Donald Trump, which announced earlier this year that Daesh had been 100 percent defeated.

FARSNEWS Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:32
http://fna.ir/dcn8xh
Ditch Kurds, Grab Oil? Trump Says US ‘Never Committed’ to Syrian Allies, But SecDef Says Washington Still Committed to Oil
TEHRAN (FNA)- President Donald Trump stated that the US never committed to the security of Kurds in Northern Syria, ahead of the end of the Turkish ceasefire. His defense secretary meanwhile noted that the US troops had a job to “secure the oil”.

“We never gave a commitment to the Kurds,” Trump told reporters during a cabinet meeting on Monday, RT reported.

While the presence of US troops in Northern Syria guaranteed the safety of Kurdish militias operating there, Trump defended his decision to pull the troops out, and even appeared sympathetic to the Turkish argument that these militias are “terrorists”.

“You have to look both ways,” Trump told reporters.

“Plenty of Turks have been killed because of conflict on their borders,” he added, repeating his assertion that the Kurds are “no angels”.

Turkey’s military operation against the Kurds, dubbed ‘Peace Spring’, was launched following the withdrawal of a small number of US troops stationed in the region. Amid international backlash, Trump insisted that protecting the Kurds was not the job of the US, but also threatened Turkey with economic sanctions if the operation continued.

The operation was paused last Thursday for five days to give the beleaguered Kurds a chance to withdraw from Turkey’s planned ‘safe zone’ along the border. The peace has been a fragile one, however, with both sides accusing each other of breaking the truce. Nevertheless, Trump told reporters on Monday that “the ceasefire’s holding”.

The initial withdrawal on October 9 was followed by reports that hundreds of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, ISIS or Daesh) prisoners had escaped from Kurdish prison camps amid the chaos of the Turkish incursion. Responding to critics on Monday, Trump boasted that it was his administration that oversaw their capture in the first place.

"I’m the one who did the capturing. I’m the one who knows more about it than you people or the fake pundits," he said.

The future of the 1,000 or so American troops in Syria has remained unclear since the withdrawal was announced, and conflicting reports have circulated as to whether some will stay in Syria to protect its oil facilities.

Trump stated on Monday that they will all be removed and deployed elsewhere in the region before eventually coming home. However, Defense Secretary Mark Esper noted earlier that some may remain behind to guard Syrian oil fields from possible seizure by ISIL fighters.

“We have troops in towns in Northeast Syria that are located next to the oil fields, the troops in those towns are not in the present phase of withdrawal,” Esper told reporters in Afghanistan on Monday.

Even if Trump follows through with a complete pullout, some of the troops withdrawn may simply relocate to Iraq.

Meanwhile, as Trump touts his withdrawal as a move towards ending the US’ “endless wars” in the Middle East, thousands of American troops are preparing to deploy to Saudi Arabia, to guard its oil wealth against perceived “Iranian aggression”.

At the cabinet meeting, the president questioned what US troops were doing on Syrian land in the first place. He had no such qualms about the Saudi deployment, however, as he said that “Saudi Arabia has agreed to pay us for everything we’re doing”.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:19| Comment(2) | 国際・政治

2019年10月26日

戦争に賛成のあなたはこの婦人の置かれた状況を想像できますか

クルドの女性兵士がトルコ軍傘下のFSAの傭兵に捕らえられ、これから首を切り落とされるところです。






右に立っている男は、Yasser Abdelrahim 「中庸な反政府勢力」の代表としてジュネーブの会議に出席したこともあります。
※ Fares Shehabi@ShehabiFares氏の2019/10/25のツイート
Meet FSA terrorist Yasser Abdelrahim who was invited by the former UN envoy to Syria, Staffan de Mistura, to participate in the Geneva talks representing rebels! Now he works as a mercenary for the Turkish army in northeast Syria.


ジュネーブ和平交渉の場です。


この事件がいつのものかはわかりませんが、そう昔のことではない。FSAの兵士による残虐行為がいくつも伝えられています。クルドの女性兵士の遺体を足で踏みつけて損傷している画像もあります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2019年10月25日

ツルシーとヒラリーの応酬に続々と参加者

※ Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump氏の2019/10/20のツイート
So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is calling Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard “a Russian favorite,” and Jill Stein “a Russian asset.” As you may have heard, I was called a big Russia lover also (actually, I do like Russian people. I like all people!). Hillary’s gone Crazy!
さあ、ペテン師ヒラリーがまた出たぞ! 彼女は、ツルシ・ガッバード下院議員を「ロシアのお気に入り」、ジル・ステインを「ロシアの駒」と呼んでいる。あなた方も聞いたことがあるかも知れないが、私もロシア大好き人間と呼ばれたことがある(実際、私はロシアの人々がほんとに好きだけれどもね。私は、全ての人が好きだ。)ヒラリーは頭おかしいだろ!

みゆうさんが訳してくれました。下のツイートの全訳部分もみゆうさんのご厚意です。ツイートは一般の記事よりずっと簡潔になっているから内容に通じていないと翻訳が難しいですね。みゆうさんに訳してもらってようやく意味がとれたところも多いです。ありがとうございます。

Ryan Fournierは、トランプの再選を目指す"Students for Trump"という団体の創設者で共同議長を務める若い保守派ですね。なんでアメリカにとって良くないのか、ピンときませんでした。
※ Ryan Fournier@RyanAFournier氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Tulsi Gabbard may have attacked Hillary for all the right reasons, but remember what she supports:
- Ban on “assault weapons”
- $15/hr minimum wage
- Reparations
- Abolish the Electoral College
- No limits on abortion
- Medicare for all
Not good for America! #Trump2020
ツルシ・ガッバードは、完全に正当な理由でヒラリーを非難しているかも知れないが、彼女が何を支持しているのか思い出す必要がある。
-「先制攻撃」兵器の禁止
-最低賃金 1時間あたり15ドル
-賠償
-選挙人団の廃止
-中絶に関する制限の撤廃
-全ての人へのメディケア
アメリカにとって良くない! #トランプ2020

※ Tim Pool@Timcast氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Tulsi Gabbard is progressive yet she still gets smeared and attacked by the left.
What does that say about the current state of politics?
What does that say about the rest of us who historically voted Democrat now being smeared by the left
What the fuck do you want from us?
ツルシ・ガッバードは進歩的だが、いまだ左派から中傷されている。
このことは、現在の政治状況について何を語っているのか?
これが意味しているのは、これまで民主党(=左派)に投票してきた我々が、左派に中傷されているということ。
あんたたち、我々に何を求めてるんだ?
・・・the leftは左派ですが、民主党も左派のはずなんですよね。

カナダ人の独立女性ジャーナリストが2014/7のMSNBC出演時の発言を指摘します。
※ Eva Bartlett@EvaKBartlett氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Palestinians are f*cked under Gabbard rule. Total israel can do nothing wrong type.
"sense of morality" =israel?
ガッバード・ルールの下では、パレスチナ人はヤラれ放題。全般的にイスラエルは悪いことは何もできないと。「倫理観」=イスラエル?
MSNBC July 28, 2014
Should US be involved in Ukraine conflict?
Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, joins to discuss hot spots around the world that are seeing conflict.
アメリカはウクライナ紛争に巻き込まれるべきか?
外交問題委員会のメンバーである、ハワイ選出のツルシ・ガッバード下院議員が、紛争が起こっている世界中のホットスポットをめぐる議論に参加しています。

※ Eva Bartlett@EvaKBartlett氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Gabbard:
-deflected on israel's crimes against Palestinians
-doesn't respect right for Palestinians' self defense
-lauds murderous israel as having "sense of morality"
-would mean further hell for Palestinians in Gaza (2 million, under israeli siege)
ガッバード:
-パレスチナ人に対するイスラエルの犯罪について、議論をはぐらかした
-パレスチナ人の自衛の権利を尊重していない
-凶悪なイスラエルを、「倫理観」を持っていると賞賛
-ガザのパレスチナ人(200万人がイスラエルに包囲されている)にとっては、更なる地獄を意味する
・・・エババートレットがジャーナリストとして注目されたのはガザ地区に入っての取材活動です。彼女のサイトの題名は "IN GAZA"です。それほどパレスチナ人に理解があるのでツルシーの理解不足は不満なのでしょう。ですが、上の引用についてたしなめる声もあります。ツルシーは2012年初当選、まだ議員活動については初心者です。

※ Rob@Snipper_13氏の2019/10/20のツイート
返信先: @EvaKBartlett、@Banjomarla、 @SorayatYemen
to be fair, what year did @TulsiGabbard enter congress? this article is 2014. Do you really think that a newbie in such a short time immediately understands how congress/government works?
we have to push to get her to speak on where she stands on these issues NOW!
公平のために。@ツルシ・ガッバードが議会に入ったのは何年のことだった? この記事は2014年のものだ。初心者が、短期間にすぐに、議会や政府の動きを理解できると本当に思ってる?
我々がしなくちゃいけないことは、彼女が立っている場所で、この問題について、「今」話すことができるように、応援することだろ!

※ Mike Cernovich@Cernovich氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Tulsi went ALL IN to defend Bernie Sanders in 2016, she was the future Queen Bee of the DNC. Gave it up on principle.
When Hillary smeared combat veteran Gabbard as a Russian Asset, Bernie stayed silent.
Bernie is a punk ass you-know-what.
He will NEVER win!
ツルシは2016年(の大統領選挙の際)、全てバーニー・サンダースを守るために行動した。彼女は民主党の未来の女王だったのに、筋を通すために諦めたんだ。ヒラリーが、米軍ベテランのガッバードをロシアの駒と中傷したとき、バーニーはひと言も言わなかった。バーニーは、ほら例のあれ、間抜けなバカだよ。彼は「絶対に」勝てるもんか!
・・・ツルシーが汚名を着せられたときサンダースは沈黙していました。ほら例のあれ、呆けた老人だよ。との批判です。

※ María@ml_maria_氏の午後7:24 ・ 2019年10月20日のツイート
"There's no disputing the fact that [Assad] has used chemical weapons and other weapons against his people"
「[アサドが]化学兵器とその他の兵器を、(シリア)国民に対して使用した事実については、疑いの余地がない」

Tulsi Gabbard: Bashar al-Assad Gassed His Own People, But So Did 'Other Terrorist Groups'
ツルシ・ガッバード:バシャール・アル−アサドは、自国民に対してガス攻撃を行ったが、そういうことは「他のテロリストグループも」やっていることだ。

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"There's no disputing the fact that he has used chemical weapons and other weapons against his people. There are other terrorist groups in Syria who have used similar chemical weapons and other weapons of terror against the people of Syria."
「彼が、化学兵器とその他の兵器を、(シリア)国民に対して使用した事実については、疑いの余地がない。シリアには他にも、類似の化学兵器とその他の兵器を、シリアの人々に対して使用したテロリストグループがある。」

María@ml_maria_氏は管理人は知りません。フォロー先の人が彼女のフォロワーに3人います。
※ María@ml_maria_氏の2019/10/20のツイート
返信先:@ml_maria_さん
Tulsi speaks at right-wing Christians United for Israel conference 2015
ツルシは、イスラエル・カンファレンス2015のために、右翼団体のクリスチャン・ユナイテッドで話をした。

※ María@ml_maria_氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Her rhetoric is cancelled out by her voting record and joining in the Russiagate chorus.
A few weeks ago she said that US needs to do more for the Ukrainians, insinuating that arming them isn't enough
彼女の雄弁は、彼女の投票の記録と、ロシア・ゲート・コーラスに参加したことで、帳消しになる。
2・3週間前、彼女は、米国はウクライナのためにもっと行動を起こす必要があると言った。暗に、彼らの武装は不十分である、と。

※ María@ml_maria_氏の2019/10/20のツイート
"we have to look at what I believe is our only hope toward getting rid of ISIS' stronghold in #Iraq, and that is some sort of a three-state solution.
#イラクにあるISISの本拠地を取り除くという目標に向かって、我々の唯一の希望がどんなものなのか、我々は見据えなければならない。そしてそれは、ある種の3国間の解決である。

・・・"The three-state solution"はWikipediaに次のようにあります。
The three-state solution, also called the Egyptian–Jordanian solution or the Jordan–Egypt option, is an approach to peace in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict by returning control of the West Bank to Jordan and control of the Gaza Strip to Egypt.
ISIS問題はどこかにコントロールを渡すことで解決? 受けるところはありませんよね。むしろ支援国にISISと手を切らせることが解決に近づく。María@ml_maria_は、それだけ難しい込み入ったことだと言いたい?

ツルシーの上にあるようなその都度立場が変わる発言は、私も見かけてはおやっと思っていました。ただ、ロシアンゲートのコーラスに参加したというのは何のことでしょうか。下にあるツイートも疑問を呈しています。

※ LionHeart@Lion_Heart_64氏の2019/10/20のツイート
返信先:@ml_maria_
@TulsiGabbard is partially a victim of her own contradictory stands on issues. Also a victim of bad advice she’s getting on political expediency. To be honest, I’m not sure she’s willing to change on those issues. But that said, at least she’s a good stand against endeless wars.
@ツルシ・ガッバードは問題ごとに矛盾している。ある意味、自分自身の立場の犠牲者。
また、彼女が依拠している悪いアドバイス、政治的便宜主義の犠牲者でもある。
正直に言って、こんなに問題ごとに変化するのは、彼女の意思によるものかどうか判らない。
しかし少なくとも、終わりのない戦争に、正しく反対しているとは言えるだろう。
・・・ツルシーは便宜主義的な政策アドバイスを受けていたのではないでしょうか。そう思います。米国政界の中ですべてに一貫した立場を維持するなど経験の浅い議員にはできることではない。

※ Global Witness@FakeWelt氏の2019/10/20のツイート
I love it when she blows up the @DNC Mafia. Otherwise, Tulsi is more than questionable. She's being a positive force in the demolition of the fake US democracy... but I'm afraid she doesn't even know it
彼女が、@民主党 マフィアに激怒しているのは好感が持てる。だけど、ツルシーには疑問以上のものもある。彼女は、アメリカの似非民主主義を破壊する、決定的な勢力になろうとしている…けれど、彼女にはそのことさえ分かっていないんじゃないかと心配。

※ Anthony Bentley@Anthony_Bent
返信先:@ml_maria_ さん、@EvaKBartlettさん
I'm to the point where I'd like to see Tulsi or Bernie win the presidency because if/when they fail to keep their (anti-war) promises, there will be no one left for the masses to trust.
私は結局、大統領選挙ではツルシーかバーニーに勝ってもらいたいと思ってる。 もし彼らが(戦争反対という)約束を守ってくれなければ、大衆が信頼できる人は誰も残っていないということになってしまうから。

※ Coll@MasterchiefColl氏の2019/10/20のツイート
返信先: @ml_maria_さん
Where has she joined in the Russiagate Chorus??? I haven't seen anything. Be good if you have any links.
彼女がロシアゲート・コーラスに参加していたって??? 聞いたことない。もし何かリンクを持っていたら教えて。

ケイトリン・ジョンストンは、NZの独立ジャーナリスト

※ Caitlin Johnstone@caitoz氏の2019/10/20のツイート
I do hope that Sanders supporters aren't suffering from the delusion that the obnoxious Russia smears Gabbard is currently being targeted with aren't going to eventually shift to Bernie.
サンダースの支持者が、現在ガッパードが標的になっている不快なロシアと結びつけた汚名が最終的にバーニーに移ることはないという妄想に毒されていないことを強く望む という意味でしょうか。

※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の2019/10/20のツイート
#IamTulsi I too was called a Russian Bot because I opposed the war on #Syria @TulsiGabbard
#私はツルシー 私もロシアン・ボットと呼ばれてる #シリア での戦争に反対しているという理由で @ツルシーガッバード

Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の本名のようです。Maram Susli 。彼女はツイッターで発信するほか、講演会の講師なども務めています。ギャロウェイが最近の番組でMaram Susliに触れていますし、ケイトリン・ジョンストンとともに他のテレビ局の番組にも出ています。


※ Syrian Girl@Partisangirl氏の2019/10/19のツイート
返信先: @TulsiGabbardさん
While Tulsi spent her youth being thrown into the bowls of a destructive neocon war. Hillary spent her youth laughing about that time she kept a child rapist out of jail.
返信先: @TulsiGabbardさん
ツルシーが破壊的なネオコン戦争の戦場に投げ込まれて青年時代を過ごしていた一方で。ヒラリーは、子ども強姦犯を牢から逃がし、その時代を(後年)笑うような青年時代を過ごしていた。


(独占記事:子ども強姦の被害者、40年を経て初めて名乗り出る 彼女を強姦した男を弁護したヒラリー・クリントンは「嘘つき」 彼女を中傷し、証拠を隠蔽し、彼女が男を犯罪者だと知っていたことを冷酷に笑った)

次の方は米国MSMの関係者
※ John Cardillo@johncardillo氏の2019/10/20のツイート
Tulsi Gabbard hit Hillary hard. It was great.
But don’t mistake that for her being good for this nation. She’s as left as the rest of them and will also embrace socialism.
ツルシーが激しくヒラリーを攻撃した。すばらしいことだ。 しかし、彼女の態度が良いことと、この国にとって良いことを、取り違えてはいけない。 彼女は、残りの左派と同じくらい左寄りで、社会主義受容者だ。

※ Sarah Abdallah@sahouraxo氏の2019/10/21のツイート
“We came, we saw, he died!” ~ Hillary Clinton on the murder of Gaddafi, which occurred 8 years ago today following the criminal Obama-NATO intervention in #Libya.
Now it’s a failed state where terrorists sell human beings in open air slave markets.
「来た、見た、彼は死んだ!」ヒラリー・クリントンが、カダフィ殺害のときに言った言葉。(カダフィ殺害は)8年前の今日、犯罪的なオバマとNATOが#リビアに侵略したあとに起こった。リビアは今、奴隷市場で公然とテロリストが人間を売っているような、破綻した国になってしまった。

※ Tulsi Gabbard@TulsiGabbard氏の2019/10/21のツイート
Hillary & her gang of rich, powerful elite are going after me to send a msg to YOU: “Shut up, toe the line, or be destroyed.” But we, the people, will NOT be silenced. Join me in taking our Democratic Party back & leading a govt of, by & for the people! http://tulsi.to/take-it-back
ヒラリーとお仲間の金持ち連中、パワフル・エリートは私の後をつけ回して、「あなたたちに」メッセージを送っている。「黙れ、規則に従え、さもなくば破滅だぞ!」でも皆さん、私たち人民は、「決して黙らされない」。民主党を引き返させて、人民による、人民のための政府に導くために、私の仲間になって! http://tulsi.to/take-it-back

以下は、RTのHillary Clinton’s attacks on Tulsi Gabbard sow more Democratic division than Moscow could ever dream of に引用されたものです。

※ Ibrahim @ibrahimpols氏の10:31 AM - Oct 19, 2019のツイート
Van Jones says Hillary Clinton smeared Tulsi Gabbard “with no facts” & adds Tulsi is getting “payback hell” for quitting DNC & backing Bernie in 2016
ツルシーは2016年の予備選でDNCの役職を辞め、バーニーを応援したことの地獄の仕返しを受けている。

※ Sharmine Narwani@snarwani氏の5:26 AM - Oct 20, 2019のツイート
Remember when @TulsiGabbard resigned as Vice Chair of the DNC to endorse @BernieSanders in 2016? It was such a huge coup for him, Bernie made a whole campaign ad featuring Tulsi. Time to return the favor, Senator Sanders.
バーニー・サンダースは恩を返すべき

※ Basic Bisexual Bitch️ @antiwarmisfit氏の10:49 AM - Oct 19, 2019のツイート
How everyone looks right now waiting on Bernie Sanders to defend Tulsi Gabbard from Hillary Clinton
サンダースがヒラリーからツルシーを守るのを待っている

※ Tom Watson@tomwatson
Tulsi Gabbard is still listed as a Fellow of the Sanders Institute. Right now. Tonight. She was closely associated with his last campaign, and is supported by many of his most ardent followers. Bernie must disavow all association with Gabbard.
サンダースはガッバードとのかかわりをすべて否認しなければならない。

※ Shannon Watts@shannonrwatts氏の1:35 PM - Jan 26, 2019のツイート
Hillary Clinton about the attacks on Kamala Harris: “It feeds into sexism and misogyny. She’s being attacked by the left. Enough. If you don’t want to support Democrats, go somewhere else.”

バニー・サンダースに一気に飛び火です。

※ Ryan Saavedra@RealSaavedra
.@JulianAssange
“Hillary Clinton is the only presidential candidate with corruption ties to Russia.”
Explains why Trump-Russia theory is BS

アサンジは、ロシアと汚職にあたる結びつきがある唯一の大統領候補は、ヒラリークリントンだと。トランプとロシアの癒着論が大ウソの理由を説明。
BSは「でたらめ、大嘘」を意味する "bullshit" でしょう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:19| Comment(4) | 国際・政治

国際情勢の風向きが変わった アフリカがロシアを頼る 歴史的な転換

このブログを読んでいる方は、ここで引用するRTの記事で、今現在私たちが国際情勢の歴史的な転換期にあることを知るでしょう。

2019/10/23(水)からロシアのソチで「ロシア・アフリカ経済フォーラム」が初めて開催され、アフリカの50か国ほどの首脳が参加しています。これだけの会議を準備するには、1年以上の時間を要しているでしょう。会場、宿舎設営のロジスティックから各国との個別協議内容の詰めのサブスタンスまで大作業です。



ロシアがこれだけの規模の会議を開催し、記念植樹まで用意するのを見ると、ロシアは変わったという印象を強くします。

会議参加者の数、締結された協定などの数はもちろん驚きに値しますが、なによりも注目されるのは会議参加者がロシアの対外政策を再評価し始めたことです。

南アフリカの女性国務大臣が述べています。「ロシアは植民地の負担を課さない、平和裏の投資はアフリカ大陸でロシアを他の国より先行させる。ロシアはどの国も植民地化したことはない。鉱物資源や天然資源の搾取を狙う関係に追いやったことはない」
"Russia has never colonized any country. Russia has never pushed any country to a relationship that would seek to exploit the mineral wealth, the natural resources,”

アフリカ諸国の首脳は、世界の動きをよく見ています。シリア内戦で、欧米が果たした役割とロシアが果たした役割を見れば、仲良くすべきはロシアであることは自明です。経済開発への協力に加え、万一の場合には外交的、軍事的な支援も期待できるのですから。国際情勢の潮目ははっきり変わりました。国際機関の運営ではどんな小国でも同じ1票を持ちます。

それにしても、アフリカの政治家はどうやって国際情勢を把握しているのか。アフリカにももちろんインターネット環境はできていますからネット情報は入る。どんなメディアの情報を読んでいるか? BBC、CNN、ロイター、アルジャジーラ それらももちろん見ているでしょうが、これらが伝えない情報をRTやFARSNEWS、PRESSTVが流しています。それを見なければシリア内戦の真実もトルコのシリア侵略も、イラクの米軍排斥の動きもわかりません。彼らは、このブログの主たる情報源を見ています。そして判断しています。

(ついでですが、プーチンが同じソチで10/22にエルドアンに会って7時間の協議の末に協定をまとめ上げたのは、翌日からこのロシア・アフリカ経済フォーラムが控えていたためなんですね。米国がトルコと取り決めた停戦の期限切れ回避のためかと思っていました)

RT2019/10/24
Over 500 agreements worth $12 billion inked at Russia-Africa forum

The first ever Russia-Africa economic forum, which kicked off on Wednesday, has resulted in hundreds of deals and agreements, Russian Presidential Adviser Anton Kobyakov said.

According to him, more than 35 official events and 1,500 meetings took place in Sochi, the resort city where the summit was held.

“The total amount of agreements sealed as of this moment was more than eight hundred billion rubles ($12 billion),” Kobyakov said, adding that the meetings are continuing.

The Russia-Africa Economic Forum brought more than 50 African leaders to Sochi. Eight major African integration associations and organizations also took part in the event.

※ RT2019/10/24
Lack of colonial baggage & investment in peace put Russia ahead of other players on African continent, SA minister tells RT


The time is right for Russia to sit with African leaders and companies in order to forge economic relationships and partnerships, South Africa’s Minister of State and Security Ayanda Dlodlo told RT.
“What becomes important for us is to acknowledge the fact that Russia has never colonized any country. Russia has never pushed any country to a relationship that would seek to exploit the mineral wealth, the natural resources,” Dlodlo said in an interview on the sidelines of the first ever Russia-Africa summit in Sochi.

追記予定

Russia offers African leaders no-strings-attached business and protection from Western pressure

BRICS bank greenlights new projects in India, Russia & South Africa worth $1.4bn

Russia writes off African debt worth over $20 BILLION – Putin










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