サウジ王族の間でMbSの支持率が低下

MbSはイラン、シリア、イエメンと戦線を拡大しすぎた。毎年巨額の予算を割いているのに、世界最大の油田を守ることができなかった。こうした不満が支配層の間に渦巻いている。
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こんな話も。
International Criminal Court To Mull MbS Probe For "Crimes Against Humanity"
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/international-court-petitioned-investigate-mbs-crimes-against-humanity




Saudi Elites Question MbS' Ability To Lead World's Largest Oil Exporter After Aramco Attack
by Tyler Durden
Thu, 10/03/2019 - 04:15
https://www.zerohedge.com/energy/saudi-elites-question-mbs-ability-lead-worlds-largest-oil-exporter-after-aramco-attack

Sources told Reuters that members within Saudi Arabia's ruling family and business elites are increasingly becoming frustrated with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) after the largest-ever attack on Saudi oil facilities on September 14, reported Reuters.

Distinguished members within the ruling Al Saud family have expressed deep concern about MbS' ability to defend and lead the world's largest oil exporter, according to a senior foreign diplomat and five sources with ties to the Al Saud family, all spoke on condition of anonymity to Reuters.

Some of the sources said the September 14 attacks fueled unwanted tensions in the Middle East, especially the threat of imminent war with Iran.

"There is a lot of resentment" about the crown prince's ability to lead, said one of the sources, a member of the Saudi elite with royal connections. "How were they not able to detect the attack?"

The source told Reuters that elite circles are now indicating "no confidence" in MbS. Four other sources and a senior diplomat have also confirmed that "no confidence" with the crown prince is building in the kingdom.

Another Saudi source said: "The latest events won't affect him personally as a potential ruler because he is trying to stop the Iranian expansion in the region. This is a patriotic issue, and so he won't be in danger, at least as long as the father lives."

Neil Quilliam, a senior research fellow at Chatham House, told Reuters that, "There's diminishing confidence in his [MbS] ability to secure the country – and that's a consequence of his policies."

The September 14 missile and drone attack set two Saudi Aramco's oil facilities ablaze, paralyzing half of the kingdom's oil production, but has since restored oil output to pre-attack levels.

Asked what #SaudiCrownPrince #MohammedbinSalman thought would motivate Iran to strike the Saudi Aramco plants in the Sept. 14 attack he replied “stupidity” https://t.co/xVvMSGzvYP pic.twitter.com/RRuYcjaY3d
— Arab News (@arabnews) September 30, 2019

"The magnitude of these attacks is not lost on the population, nor is the fact that he [the crown prince] is the minister of defense and his brother is deputy defense minister, and yet arguably the country has suffered its largest attack ever and on the crown jewels," Quilliam said.

The attack has fueled resentment towards the crown prince who obtained power two years ago, arresting rivals to the throne on corruption charges.

Sources said MbS had spread the kingdom's defenses too thin with an aggressive foreign policy towards Iran and the war in Yemen. They were also disappointed that MbS spent hundreds of billions of dollars on defenses that didn't prevent the attack.

Another source said MbS' efforts to centralize power had put the prince's closest allies into government positions that they weren't qualified for.

For instance, MbS removed Mohammed bin Nayef as crown prince and interior minister several years ago, who had more than two decades of experience in senior roles in the ministry. MbS replaced Nayef with his 33-year-old cousin, who had no experience whatsoever.

It remains to be seen how frustrated Saudi elites will handle MbS. Indeed, there's a lot of anger about the crown prince's leadership, and if another attack on the kingdom occurs, it's likely that internal turmoil within the House of Saud could mean MbS' days are numbered.

イスラエルがレバノン領内に立てた監視カメラから毒ガス噴射

イスラエル軍がレバノン領内に勝手に監視カメラを設置したので、レバノン軍が除去しようとしたら、カメラから毒ガスが噴射され、兵士が吐き気を催した。



Mysterious Israeli gas attack injures Lebanese soldiers
Unknown gas leaked from Israeli border camera when Lebanese soldiers tried to move it
October 2, 2019
https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/mysterious-israeli-gas-attack-injures-lebanese-soldiers-1.918468

The Lebanese army is investigating the poisoning of eight soldiers last week by an unknown gas from a newly installed Israeli security camera on the disputed border, a Lebanese source told The National.

“The army collected samples of the gas and is conducting an investigation into the incident,” the source said.

The soldiers had been trying to turn the camera away from its view of their country because they believed Israel had breached sovereignty by installing it on Lebanese territory.

Eight troops were briefly in hospital after suffering symptoms including vomiting. Israel then removed the camera.

The source said this was the first incident of its kind. It is common for Israel to install cameras to monitor Lebanese territory, but the cameras are usually on its side of the border.

Israeli also monitors Lebanon with surveillance drones that routinely breach Lebanese airspace.

Lebanon, which has no radar system to detect aircraft and no air defence system, can do little apart from complain to the UN.

In late August, a Lebanese soldier opened fire with an M16 assault rifle at three Israeli drones flying over South Lebanon a few days after an Israeli drone exploded in Hezbollah’s stronghold in South Beirut.

The border between Lebanon and Israel, which are still technically at war since the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, remains disputed in many areas.

In the absence of an official border, they respect the “Blue Line”, or line of withdrawal of the Israeli army in 2000, when it left South Lebanon after 22 years of occupation.

A spokesman for the UN Interim Force in Lebanon, which patrols the border region alongside the Lebanese army to monitor the ceasefire, said an incident occurred involving a camera installed by Israel but did not confirm the gas leak.

The UN force received information on September 25 that the Israeli army had installed a camera at the northern entrance of an unused railway tunnel in Ras Al Naqoura, a Southern Lebanese town near the Blue Line.
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“Unifil immediately activated its liaison channels with both the parties in an effort to mitigate tensions and resolve the issue in a co-ordinated manner,” UN force spokesman Andrea Tenenti told The National.

“The next morning, on September 26, due to Unifil’s urgent intervention, the Israeli Defence Force informed us that the camera would be removed soon. This was done later the same day."

Local daily Al Akhbar reported on Wednesday that “after numerous demands from the Lebanese army for the UN forces to remove the camera', soldiers tried to block its view.

“Pipes near the camera produced smoke of low toxicity that caused eight soldiers to choke and faint,” the paper said.

The incident lead to “tension on both sides of the border”, which lessened after Israel removed the camera.

Weapons’ experts doubted that the camera was booby-trapped but may have contained chemicals to keep away animals.

菓子折りの底に金貨=米ドル、高級スーツも-関電調査報告書

電力業界の代表であるべき東電が、福島原発その他の不祥事で会長職を辞退していて、ずっと関電が代役を務めてきたのだけど、関電も不祥事となると、どこが引き受けるんでしょうか。中電か東北電か??



菓子折りの底に金貨=米ドル、高級スーツも-関電調査報告書
10/3(木) 7:08配信
時事通信
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20191003-00000009-jij-soci

 関西電力が2日に公表した調査報告書によると、福井県高浜町の森山栄治元助役(故人)は関電幹部に大量の金貨や仕立券付きのスーツ生地、米ドルなどを贈っていた。

 
 森山氏は関電幹部との面談や会食時を利用し、手土産や昇進祝いの名目で金品を贈呈。岩根茂樹社長には就任祝いとして、菓子箱の底に見えないように金貨を入れるなど、時代劇さながらの渡し方をしていた。

 幹部ら20人が受け取った現金は計1億4501万円、商品券は6322万円分に上ったほか、金貨や小判が計368枚、50万円相当のスーツ仕立券も計75着。報告書は「明らかに社会的儀礼の範囲を超えている」と批判した。

 また、多額の金品を渡す意図を「森山氏の自己顕示欲の表れ」と指摘。返そうとすると、「無礼者。ワシを軽く見るなよ」などと激高し、返却は現実的に困難だったとした。

関電が恐怖した 高浜町助役は 地元同和の ドンだった!

関電が恐怖した 高浜町助役は 地元同和の ドンだった!
https://jigensha.info/2019/10/02/kanden/

(2019/10/07追記)同じ筆者による報告2本目
「同和と原発」を喰った元部落解放同盟員・森山栄治の履歴書
https://jigensha.info/2019/10/04/kanden-2/

(2019/10/17追記)
「同和と関電」高浜町ファクトチェックの旅
https://jigensha.info/2019/10/09/kanden-3/

森山栄治が 福井県から受け取ったのは “同和年金”!?
https://jigensha.info/2019/10/14/fukuidowa/

学術・研究:部落探訪(154) 福井県高浜町西三松
https://jigensha.info/2019/10/16/buraku-154/

(2019/10/31追記)
森山栄治「人権研修」のカギは福井県庁!?
https://jigensha.info/2019/10/25/kanden4/

埼玉の民家で飛翔弾発見 武器庫利用か 中核派拠点を爆取法違反で捜索

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埼玉の民家で飛翔弾発見 武器庫利用か 中核派拠点を爆取法違反で捜索
10/2(水) 8:57配信
産経新聞
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20191002-00000526-san-soci

警視庁が公開した昭和60年4月に中核派が羽田空港に向けて発射した飛翔弾のレプリカ。今年1月に埼玉県加須市内で押収された飛翔弾と同型と確認された=東京都千代田区の警視庁本部

 警視庁と埼玉県警が今年1月、埼玉県加須市内の民家の倉庫で過激派「中核派」が製造したとみられる飛翔(ひしょう)弾計8発を押収していたことが2日、捜査関係者への取材で分かった。両警察は同日午前から爆発物取締罰則違反容疑で、活動拠点の「前進社」(東京都江戸川区)の家宅捜索を開始。活動家らが発見を免れるために、アジト以外の場所にある倉庫を実質的な武器庫として運用していたとみて全容解明を進める。

 捜査関係者によると、民家の住人の男性は両警察に「知人の活動家から頼まれ、自宅の倉庫に保管していた。何なのかは分からなかった」という趣旨の説明をしている。見つかった8発の飛翔弾は段ボール内に入っており、いずれも材質は鉄で、長さ約60センチ、重さは約6キロ。火薬を入れるなどすれば現状も稼働するとみられる。

 1月の押収後、同庁などが部品を詳しく調べた結果、昭和60年4月に中核派が羽田空港に向けて発射した飛翔弾と同型だったことが判明。この飛翔弾は約1キロを飛行し、被弾した車1台が大破した。

 警視庁公安部によると、中核派の関係先から飛翔弾が押収されるのは初めて。今後、飛翔弾の製造者や住人に保管を依頼した人物の特定などを進める。

 中核派は、平成15年8月に千葉県八街(やちまた)市の民家を同県幹部の自宅と誤認して爆破した事件以降、ゲリラ活動を起こしていないが、15年以上が経過した現在も、殺傷能力がある武器を保有していることが明らかになった。

 同庁幹部は「22日には天皇陛下の即位を祝うパレードも控えており、警戒を続けていく」としている。