米国がロシア産重質油を大量に調達中

重質油の主な産地であるベネズエラ、イランが米国の制裁対象に指定され輸入できなくなっているため、米国はロシア産を大量に買い付けている。統計で貯蔵タンクがほぼ満杯であることが示されているが、まだ買い続けている。

・・・米国は何十年も同じことしてる。飽きたわ、もう(笑)。嫌いな相手を同時に全部制裁すると自分が困るってやつ(爆)



Can't Live Without You? Why US is Stockpiling Russian Oil Amid Overproduction Crisis on Market
11:24 GMT 23.05.2020
by Tim Korso
https://sputniknews.com/business/202005231079398694-cant-live-without-you-why-us-is-stockpiling-russian-oil-amid-overproduction-crisis-on-market/

フランス政府が全土を掌握し切れていないときに、イスラエルが西岸に主権拡大して何か問題なのか?

(1)トランプのDeal of the Centuryでヨルダン川西岸の一部をイスラエルが併合する動きに対し、執拗に反対の姿勢を示すフランスに対し、イスラエルの往年のシオニズム活動家が皮肉交じりにフランスをこき下ろす投稿。

・・・この屁理屈、別の場面で使えそう。覚えておきましょう(笑)。

(2)パリ北部郊外Argenteuilで、アラブ系移民の交通事故をきっかけに4日連続で続く住民と警官隊との衝突。住民は警察に打ち上げ花火を発射したり、車に火を付けたりしている。記事原文に写真、動画へのリンクあり。

Argenteuilの前にも、少し離れた別の地区で同様の騒ぎが発生していた。警察が中に入ることができないno-go zoneが国内にいくつもできている。

花火攻撃が炸裂
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxSeNvH_j-Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zCN-a0bxJE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwDGIpyAkWU
デモ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCESWUTj5jE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbTyFgn1-xk



Can Israel expand its sovereignty while France’s shrinks?
This attempt at French anti-Israel leadership comes at a low point in that country’s history.
By MANFRED GERSTENFELD
MAY 23, 2020 22:58
https://www.jpost.com/opinion/can-israel-expand-its-sovereignty-while-frances-shrinks-629075

France has presented itself as the leader of those countries that want the European Union to punish Israel if it annexes part of the West Bank.

Yet the meeting of EU foreign ministers on May 15 did not even reach agreement on a mild motion.

This attempt at French anti-Israel leadership comes at a low point in that country’s history.

By May 17, France had more than 27,000 deaths from COVID-19, placing it among the worst-hit European nations.

Economic problems are sizable.

Already before the pandemic, France’s ratio of gross domestic product to debt was poor, at close to 100%.

The EU tells its member states to strive for a ratio of around 60%, with a budget deficit not to exceed 3%.

By mid-April, French ministers were forecasting a 9% deficit for 2020 and a GDP/debt ratio of 115%.

This may well be optimistic.

President Emanuel Macron’s popularity is declining.

Toward the end of April he was polling at 38%, although it increased at the onset of the pandemic.

For a long time the EU was steered by a German-French axis.

For decades the Germans were willing to give France a larger role in the EU than it merited due to its political and economic weight.

Because of Germany’s atrocious wartime past, a lower-than-warranted profile suited the Germans.

During Angela Merkel’s lengthy chancellorship, which began in 2005, Germany became more dominant.

This was even more the case because the previous socialist French President François Hollande (2012-2017) was a weak leader.

Now, a further decline in France’s status threatens.

The German daily Die Welt wrote that France was terribly ill-prepared for the pandemic, which it paid for with many deaths.

The newspaper added that France was far behind Germany economically.

Along with a huge loss of confidence the country’s political leadership, Die Welt also claimed that there had been a feeling in France that it occupied an intermediate position between the EU countries of Northern Europe and the economically problematic Southern Europe.

After the corona crisis, it clearly belongs to the southern group.

There are other extreme anti-Israel member countries of the EU.

Why would France want to be the leader of the anti-Israel-annexation camp? At this critical moment of national failure shouldn’t France look inward? Why take a leading role internationally among the inciters? A number of factors seem to come into play.

French foreign policy is the domain of the country’s president.

Yet a former assistant of French president Nicolas Sarkozy (2007-2012), told me that it was very difficult for his boss to keep the Foreign Office under control.

THE QUAI D’ORSAY – as that office is often called because of its location – behaves very independently.

It has had a pro-Arab policy since the nineteenth century.

In 2008, David Pryce-Jones published Betrayal: France, the Arabs and the Jews.

His research included documents from the archives of the French Foreign Ministry.

He concluded that France has done more damage in the Middle East than any other country.

While France has lost its empire, it still tries to keep up an image of grandeur far beyond its real political and economic importance.

That also means looking down upon Israel.

A notorious diplomatic incident occurred in 2001 at a private dinner party hosted by Conrad Black, then the owner of TheDaily Telegraph, when thenFrench ambassador to the UK Daniel Bernard, called Israel a “shitty little country.” When Black’s wife, Barbara Amiel, published this, Bernard attempted to wiggle out of it.

The scandal created no problems for him in France, as Bernard was appointed ambassador in Algeria, another important posting.

He died there in 2004.

Gérard Araud was appointed as French ambassador to Israel in 2003.

He had not yet presented his credentials when he said, “[Ariel] Sharon is a thug and Israel is paranoid.” This almost cost him his job.

By using the expression “paranoid” for the Israeli prime minister, he demonstrated the French mix of politics and psychology even more clearly.

Perhaps this indicates one reason why France still wants to lead the anti-Israel-annexation camp.

The psychological factor may play an important role.

France isn’t totally sovereign on its own territory.

There are a large number of “difficult to go” areas in which the French police have a hard time entering and leaving unscathed.

It is a sign of total government impotence and incompetence that this situation has evolved.

Is it too far a psychological jump to think that on the one hand, while France has given up some sovereignty on its own territory, on the other hand, “shitty little Israel” wants to enlarge its sovereignty? That is mentally unbearable.

Why would France put an emphasis on international law if it cannot even fully apply its domestic laws? One cannot lay a country on the couch.

Yet the thought merits stating.

The writer is the emeritus chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.

He received the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s International Leadership Award and the Canadian Institute’s for Jewish Research’s International Lion of Judah Award.




Immigration
Migrants Riot For Fourth Consecutive Night in Paris
Banlieue bonfire.
on 21 May, 2020
Paul Joseph Watson
https://summit.news/2020/05/21/migrants-riot-for-fourth-consecutive-night-in-paris/

Migrants angry over the death of a teen motorcyclist rioted for a fourth consecutive night in Paris.

The disorder started after 18-year-old Sabri Choubi was killed after ramming into a pole while not wearing a helmet on the northern outskirts of Paris on Saturday evening.

Despite little evidence of police involvement in the accident, migrants in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil blamed them anyway and have engaged in violent unrest on every night since.

Tonight was the 4th night of consecutive riots in the French #NoGoZone #Argenteuil (Paris).

The police was called there to restore order but they are too afraid to even get out of their police vans.

The #NoGoZones aren't the walk in the park they had with the #GiletsJaunes pic.twitter.com/mb58rmPLI3

— BasedPoland (@BasedPoland) May 21, 2020

The migrants, described as “protesters” by some media outlets, once again threw fireworks at police and set street fires as authorities tried to conduct stop and search operations.

🔴Quelques tensions en cours à Argenteuil. Plusieurs tirs de feux d’artifice contre les gaz lacrymogènes.#Argenteuil #Sabri pic.twitter.com/xsBwPWdgwh

— Charles Baudry (@CharlesBaudry) May 20, 2020

Disorder also spread to the nearby neighborhood of Bezons. Dozens have been arrested since the violence began.

🔴 EN COURS – Un hélicoptère survole le quartier du Val d'#Argenteuil et la cité des Indes de #Sartrouville depuis une trentaine de minutes. pic.twitter.com/00ZBG1j4kI

— Anonyme Citoyen (@AnonymeCitoyen) May 20, 2020

Police continue to assert that they had nothing to do with Choubi’s death and that a police car was not even in the area when he was killed.

Le départ de feu #Bezons
(video tournée par ma sœur trop forte) pic.twitter.com/9sKqV06ndl

— le copilote (@radtou95) May 20, 2020

A procession in honor of Choubi is set to take place today, with the teen’s father calling for calm.

Migrants in Paris and numerous other areas of France also rioted after the death of another motorcyclist last month.

Unrest in Paris’ notorious high crime banlieues is commonplace and a clear sign that multiculturalism has failed, although the media has repeatedly tried to frame the very existence of no-go zones as a conspiracy theory.

Uber Eatsの配達料 遠いのに150円

遠くの店に出前を頼んだら、いつもは配達料570円以上のところ、250円 150円だった。かわいそうなのでチップを多めにあげた。

悪い場所にあるレストランなので、天気の良い日に750円支払っても配達人が見つからないときがあるくらいなのだが、それが250円 150円ということは、バイトを始めた人が多いということなのかな?と思った。