韓国 「慰安婦ビジネス」がバレる(笑)

ローンを組まず、持ち家も売らずに2棟買った尹美香氏
5/20(水) 14:10配信
朝鮮日報日本語版
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/2b7e4730f4d4f0968db3c39ae218984d691ce51e

 旧日本軍の慰安婦被害者を支援する韓国市民団体「日本軍性奴隷制問題解決のための正義記憶連帯(正義連)」の前理事長で、4月の総選挙で与党「共に民主党」の比例政党「共に市民党」から当選した尹美香(ユン・ミヒャン)氏が住宅担保ローンなどを組んでいない状態で約2年間、「1世帯2住宅者」だったことが19日、確認された。野党では尹氏がこれまで住宅購入に使った資金の出どころを公開すべきだと主張している。

 野党・未来統合党のキム・ソンテ議員が不動産登記簿謄本を分析した結果によると、尹氏は1995年1月に京畿道水原市内のヴィラ(低層集合住宅)を購入した。尹氏はこのヴィラを所有したまま、1999年10月に同市内のAマンションを1棟購入した。そして2002年2月に所有していたヴィラを売却した。つまり、2年3カ月間、1世帯2住宅状態だったことになる。尹氏は2014年4月にAマンションを所有しながら、同市内のBマンションを競売により2億2600万ウォン(現在のレートで約2000万円)で買った。Bマンションを購入する時は全額現金でマンションの残金を支払った。尹氏が現在暮らしているマンションだ。尹氏はBマンションを買ってから9カ月後の2013年1月にAマンションを1億8950万ウォン(約1670万円)で売った。

 ところが、尹氏が所有していた住宅の登記簿謄本には、尹氏がヴィラとマンションの2棟を買った時、住宅担保ローンを全く受けていないことになっている。これは、所有している住宅を売らなくても、新しい住宅を購入するだけの資金を持っていたか、あるいは知人に借りた可能性があるということだ。預金担保融資を受けたかもしれないが、住宅担保ローンよりも融資限度が低く、住宅購入時は普通、住宅担保ローンを組む。

 尹氏は以前、Bマンションを購入する際、「以前住んでいたマンション(Aマンション)を売った」と言っていたが、「積立口座など3口座を解約し、家族に借りたお金で買った」と前言を翻した。説明を変えたことについては「2012年のことなので、よく覚えていなかった」と言った。キム・ソンテ議員は「尹氏はマンション購入資金の出どころを明らかにすべきだ」と語った。同党のキム・ヒョナ議員も同日、フェイスブックに「ローンを受けるのが容易で、流行していた時代に現金払いで2億ウォンを超えるマンションを競売で購入したのは実に異例のことだ」「市民(団体)活動をしながら、金融資産をこれだけ持っていたとは疑念がわく」と投稿した。



正義記憶連帯をめぐる論議に便乗した日本極右新聞「少女像の撤去を」
5/20(水) 13:04配信
中央日報日本語版
https://news.yahoo.co.jp/articles/073a3d7aa9b0cd30a3656e725e77cf927ef267cb

正義記憶連帯をめぐる論議が拡大しているなか、歴史問題で極右的な見解を代弁してきた日本のメディアが平和の少女像の撤去と水曜集会の中止を要求している。

産経新聞は20日「反日集会をやめ像の撤去を」という見出しの論説で「批判に耳を傾け、反日憎悪の象徴である慰安婦像を早急に撤去してほしい」と主張した。

新聞は旧日本軍慰安婦被害者、李容洙(イ・ヨンス)さんが水曜集会に対して「『憎悪を教えている』『集会をなくすべきだ』と話した」としながらこのような主張を展開した。

産経は「(李さんが)集会主催団体の運営を批判したことを契機に団体の不透明な会計処理などの疑惑が噴出している」と伝えた。また「文在寅(ムン・ジェイン)政権は座視せず、調査など適切に対応する責任がある」と主張した。

また「李氏が今回、正義記憶連帯への批判を強めた理由は分からないが、反日集会をやめるべきだとの主張はその通りだ」とし「団体の不適正な運営などを浮き彫りにしたことも意義がある」とした。

産経は韓国で起きた正義記憶連帯をめぐる論議も詳しく報じた。理事長出身の尹美香(ユン・ミヒャン)氏が多数の市民団体から告発され、韓国挺身隊問題対策協議会(挺対協・正義記憶連帯の前身)が被害者への支援のために買収した安城市(アンソンシ)の住宅関連疑惑も扱った。

その間日本の主なメディアは正義記憶連帯をめぐる論議に関して論評を控え、知らされた事実関係を紹介する水準で報じた。だが、韓国で論議と疑惑が解消されていないなか、産経を皮切りに右翼勢力が本格的に声を高める可能性も提起されている。

世界人口の99.5%はコロナに感染しないのに、なぜ誰も話題にしないのか? イスラエル人教授

ヒトゲノム解析学を専門とするイスラエル人が、統計の正しい解釈の仕方を説明。

ネタンヤフ首相は、イスラエル政府の政策が優れていたおかげでコロナを封じ込めたと自画自賛したが、統計を見ると、イスラエルは成績の悪いグループの下のほうに位置している。

統計を正しく解釈すれば、中国でも韓国でも2次感染は発生していない。

ほとんどの人が感染していない事実は、私たちの大半は既に抗体を持っていることを示している。ロックダウンは直ちに止め、経済活動を開放すべきである。



What the state is hiding about the coronavirus outbreak
Opinion: Investigation of factual data from around the world and mathematical projections show the government assertion that it saved us from a terrible plague is nothing more than illusion, while they keep the true facts about the timeline of contagion to themselves
Prof. Doron Lancet , Weizmann Institute of Science |
Published: 05.18.20 , 23:30
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/BygXfeeoL

Epidemiology is a precise science, just like mathematics and physics, it has rules, equations, and graphs.

It is interesting to note that the equations describing the spread of a disease are the same as those describing the progress of a chemical reaction.

So, it is not surprising that during the coronavirus crisis we were seeing chemists, physicists and mathematicians advising doctors and politicians on how best to deal with the virus’ spread.

And yet, it is disappointing to see that amid the equations and isolation measures, a severe disconnect existed between the exact science and the decision-makers because of distortions in description and analysis of the facts.

Let's begin with the term "exponential growth": This is a situation in which for example one patient infects another patient per day (a daily increase of 100%).

If this infection rate remains unchanged, on the tenth day we would have 1,024 patients, and by the 20th day, about one million patients.

This would be a doomsday scenario.

In Israel, we were told that this terrible fate was avoided because of the isolation measures imposed by the Ministry of Health.

Well, that is imprecise to say the least.

Analysis of coronavirus growth data identifies a common trend throughout all countries infected by the virus, representing a wide range of population size and social distancing measures.

In Turkey, the virus’ daily growth was 87% initially and dropped to 2% after 44 days.

Israel dropped from 30% daily growth to 1% in 40 days; Sweden dropped from 40% to 3% in 54 days; Belarus dropped from 25% to 4% in 43 days.

The last two notoriously took very minimal steps of social distancing and isolation.

The central model of epidemiology, known as SIR, predicted this outcome: You start with a 100% growth on day one, by day 15 the growth rate drops to 25%, and by day 20 the growth rate stands at 1%.

Meaning that if the virus would have retained its viral nature, we would have had a million times more patients by day 20.

But due to the virus’s natural internal dynamic, by day 20 we had 1,000 times the number of patients we had on day one and not a million.

This is simply the epidemic’s dynamic, and the dwindling number of sick people has nothing to do with isolation measures taken by the state, which, at best, added to the virus’ natural decline.

Investigation of factual data from around the world along with the mathematical projections of the SIR model presents the government assertion that Israel's successful isolation measures have saved it from a terrible plague is nothing more than an illusion, while real data was never presented to the public.

Furthermore, with formulas and comparisons to countries where the epidemic broke out earlier, the final number of patients in Israel could have been predicted a month ago, or maybe even sooner.

Some say that mathematicians should stay out of crisis management, and there are those who claim that mathematical models of epidemiology should not be believed.

Opposition to the use of these models is, unfortunately, also the recurring theme in the report published by the National Security Advisory Committee, with the baseless excuse that "theoretical models should not be relied on as there are no valid models at the required level of confidence".

Another part of the intimidation campaign is the description of an "outbreak" in some countries, this is not fake news, merely an interpretation error of live data.

For example, an AP report published on May 2 claimed that, "In Russia, the number of new patients soared. A record of 9,633 patients, a 20% increase over the number registered the day before.”

In the global media, every tiny change produces a scary headline compounded by a misunderstanding of the numbers and immediately repeated here by health officials.

There is also an element of fear attached to a large number of people in a huge country such as Russia, where every percentage point represents over a thousand patients.

We must not allow this to blind us to the positive trend of a steady decline in all countries.

The threat of a second wave should be analyzed in the same critical way; infectious diseases such as influenza generate recurring annual waves due to the emergence of a new strain of the virus, in which case infection can indeed start again and be worse than before.

This phenomenon must be distinguished from another wave of the same virus, which is in a state of steady decline.

So far, no second wave of the virus has been observed in any country, including in countries such as China and South Korea, where the epidemic ended a few weeks ago.

This is with the exception of a recent temporary change that was reported in Singapore, as the result of contagion by foreign workers from Malaysia, and which does not constitute a real second wave.

In China, by mid-March, the number of new patients had already reached the low value of 44 per day, and by mid-April a rise of 350 was reported.

The press around the world cited this as a second wave in ominous articles cited by our own Ministry of Health.

But when we look at the data, this addition to the 83,000 patients in China, constitutes a very small increase in infection rates, from 0.04% to 0.43% to be precise, confirming the premise that the possibility of a second wave of contagion is unlikely.

It is concerning that according to the criteria presented a few days ago by officials, that an inconsequential change (such as over 100 new cases a day) may be hailed as a second wave, resulting in mitigation efforts that would impede the reopening of the economy.

Of particular interest is the fact that consultants and the media ignore the fact that in all countries, without exception, an epidemic reaches its final stages when the percentage of people infected from the general population does not exceed half a percentage point.

Out of the entire population in Israel, 0.18% were diagnosed with the coronavirus, in Sweden 0.22%, and in Spain 0.47%.

Nobody asks how is it that 99.5% of the world's population was not infected.

All over the world, including in Israel, there are indications that the number of virus carriers without symptoms is at least 10 times greater than the number of reported patients.

These carriers, who most likely make up 1%-5% of the population, are likely to be immune to the virus in some way and are in no danger of getting sick.

In addition, the SIR model shows that at the end of the epidemic (dependent on parameters) 10-30% of the population that is in danger of being infected, is not tested.

This is the herd immunity we've heard about, which is created by the dilution of potential infectors.

But that leaves the question as to why other people, those who could potentially catch the disease, fail to get infected.

It is hard to ignore the possibility that these people were exposed to the virus in advance, or perhaps had previous exposure to a similar strain of the virus, as suggested by Prof. Ehud Kimron and his partners at Tel Aviv University.

It would have been essential for those who advise the government to examine this question and its possible answers, as these are critical in determining the exit strategies and future plans.

Finally, there is the issue of death that plays a major role, as officials ask, "can we allow thousands of deaths as seen in other countries?"

It must be understood that the number of dead per million residents consists of multiplying two different numbers: The number of patients per million residents on the one hand, and the percentage of dead derived from all patients on the other.

An insight that almost everyone ignores is that the first number is related to the infection rate and therefore may relate to the magnitude of the government's restrictions. The second number does not depend on these restrictions whatsoever.

When a person is already infected, their chances of dying are not dependent on social distancing but on the quality of the health system and the determination of medical staff to do everything possible to save a patient’s life.

On May 4, in his victory speech over the coronavirus, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed Israel is in excellent condition in regards to the mortality rate from the virus, while pointing out that in some European countries, the number of dead was up to 30 times greater than in our own country.

Without a factual basis, Netanyahu argued that this achievement was derived from the government's excellent isolation and emergency policies.

While Israel’s death rate puts us indeed in an excellent place when it comes to the number of infected per person, which depends on social isolation.

Israel is close to the bottom of the list (64 out of 79) and almost as bad as Sweden and Belarus, which have taken almost no measures during the pandemic.

The analysis also shows that in the five countries with the highest mortality rate (Belgium, Spain, Italy, the United Kingdom and France), the death rate is on average 20 times greater than in Israel, but the predominant reason for that is the quality of medical care.

The prize then must go to Israel’s medical teams and a consolation prize to the Ministry of Health.

Proper counseling would have saved this distortion of reality from the prime minister and public.

When analyzing the state of the coronavirus in Israel, and comparing it to other countries, it is evident that the government has failed miserably.

The public was never adequately informed of conventional epidemiological models to try to predict developments and to wisely regulate emergency measures in order to minimize the damages to the economy.

The information provided to the public throughout was lacking proper analytical foundation, involved self-congratulations, and unfounded warnings.


It is not too late to make the change that will ease Israel's path to an open economy as soon as possible.

Doron Lancet is the Professor of Human Genomics and head of the Crown Human Genome Center at the Weizmann Institute of Science.

イスラエルがイランの重要港湾をサイバー攻撃 先の水道局攻撃への報復

Israel linked to cyberattack on Iranian port - Washington Post
A foreign government security official said the attack was "highly accurate" and the damage to the Iranian port was more serious than described in official Iranian accounts, the Post reported.
By TZVI JOFFRE
MAY 19, 2020 09:08
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/iran-news/israel-linked-to-cyberattack-on-iranian-port-washington-post-628503

Israel is likely behind a cyberattack which halted traffic and caused "total disarray" at Iran's Shahid Rajaei Port, located near the Strait of Hormuz, last week, according to a report by The Washington Post.

On May 11, Mohammad Rastad, Managing Director of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO), announced that a cyberattack managed to damage a number of private systems at the Shahid Rajaei port.

Allah-Morad Afifi-Pour, Director-General of the PMO of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, had initially denied the reports of a cyberattack, but Rastad confirmed that a cyberattack had occurred in a press conference on Sunday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.

Allah-Morad Afifi-Pour, Director-General of the PMO of Hormozgan province in southern Iran, initially denied the reports of a cyberattack, but Rastad confirmed that a cyberattack had occurred in a press conference on Sunday, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency.

Rastad also confirmed that the attack was carried out by a foreign entity, according to Fars News Agency.

While Rastad stressed that operations had not been disrupted by the attack, US and foreign government officials told the Washington Post that traffic in the area came to a halt and was plagued with issues for a number of days.

Intelligence and cybersecurity officials familiar with the incident told the Post that the attack was carried out by "Israeli operatives," possibly in retaliation for an earlier cyberattack on Israel's civilian water system.

A US official with access to classified files also told the Post that Israel was believed to have been behind the attack.

Satellite photographs showing miles-long traffic jams on highways leading the Shahid Rajaee port and dozens of loaded container ships waiting just off the coast were shown to the Post as well.

The cyberattack was "highly accurate," according to a security official with a foreign government that monitored the incident which reportedly occurred on May 9, two days before Iranian officials acknowledged it had occurred.

The Israeli Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters on the Post report.

Former IDF intelligence chief and executive director of the INSS Amos Yadlin tweeted that cyberspace is "joining the ground, sea and air dimensions as a significant dimension of warfare," pointing to incidents in which the US and Iran used cyberattacks as responses to attacks in order to prevent an escalation in the physical world.

"If Israel is the one who responded to the Iranian attack that targeted civilian infrastructure, Israel is making it clear that civilian systems should be left out of battle," added Yadlin.

"This is a significant message about the vulnerability of Iran's financial systems to Israeli cyber abilities."

Earlier this month, Israel’s security cabinet met to discuss an alleged Iranian cyberattack on Israeli water and sewage facilities that took place in April.

The attack did not cause substantial damage except for a few issues in local water systems, according to Israeli officials, but is still seen as a substantial escalation by the Iranians, especially since the attack targeted civilian infrastructure.

"This was a very unordinary cyberattack against civilian water facilities which is against every ethic and every code even in times of war," a senior Israeli official said to Channel 13’s Barak Ravid. "We didn't expect this even from the Iranians. It is just not done."

Iran reported three cyberattacks within one week back in December. At least one of the attacks was allegedly “state-sponsored.”

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi claimed that two of the three attacks in December were repelled by the country’s security shield.

Jahromi claimed that the Islamic Republic’s national cybersecurity wall, known as Digital Fortress or Dezhfa, helped thwart 33 million cyberattacks against the country in 2019, according to Fars.

米国大統領がWHOに資金拠出停止、脱退を警告

中国のせいにしているだけで、米国政府の財政赤字がひどいから、出せるカネがないんでしょ。

WHOは活動規模を縮小させることで対応し、あとは中国によるWHO支配が一層強まるだけですね。



‘No time to waste’: Trump gives WHO 30 days to make ‘major improvements’ before US PERMANENTLY freezes funding
19 May, 2020 03:16
https://www.rt.com/news/489030-who-trump-funding-permanent-freeze/

US President Donald Trump has threatened to halt American funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) for good, giving the agency 30 days to clean up its act while insisting it mishandled the Covid-19 pandemic.

This is the letter sent to Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization. It is self-explanatory! pic.twitter.com/pF2kzPUpDv

イラン・トルコ貿易額が70%縮小 米国制裁の影響

石油化学製品は99%ダウン。

Iran-Turkey trade down by 70% in first quarter: Report
Thursday, 14 May 2020 5:40 PM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/05/14/625351/Iran-trade-Turkey-decline-first-quarter-report

Trade between Iran and Turkey has declined significantly in the first quarter of 2020, a new report shows, as the two neighbors struggle to maintain exchanges despite the American sanctions imposed on Iran and a pandemic that has seriously affected movement across the borders.

The Tehran Chamber of Commerce, or TCCIMA, said in a survey published on Thursday that Iran-Turkey trade topped a total value of $645 million at the end of March, a decline of 70 percent compared to the first quarter of 2019.

It said Iran’s exports to Turkey totaled $270 million over the period, a slight increase compared to the last quarter of 2019 but significantly down from figures seen over the first three months of the same year.

The report insisted that a main reason for declining Iranian exports to Turkey, a trend visible since the end of the first quarter last year, was restrictions imposed by the United States on Iran’s trade of crude and petrochemicals.

Iran had maintained a trade surplus of over 1$ billion with Turkey at the beginning of 2019 mainly because of its growing exports of products derived from crude.

However, the TCCIMA survey said that Iranian petchem exports to Turkey declined by a staggering figure of 99 percent over the past year causing Iran’s balance of trade with Turkey to slide into the negative territory.

Trade deficit narrowed from $250 million in early 2019 to $117 million in the first quarter this year, said the report.

It said Iran’s total imports from Turkey amounted to $376 million over the first quarter, a decline of 35 percent compared to the similar period last year. The reduction was mainly blamed on fewer shipments of tobacco, plastic products and cardboard from Turkey into Iran.

The report concluded that first quarter trade between Iran and Turkey was significantly down in March when a new coronavirus pandemic caused a closure of border crossings between the two neighbors.

シリア戦初期の「アラウィー派反政府活動家」はイギリス政府の工作員

シリア戦初期に、「アサド支配を嫌うアラウィー派活動家」というキャラで活動していた集団は、イギリスが米国ニュージャージー州プリンストンに設置した拠点から指示を受けて動いていた工作員であった。

(米国陣営の当初の想定に反し、途中からロシアが軍事介入してきて様相が一変したら、)活動中止となり、現地とりまとめ役はヨーロッパに帰国してしまった(爆)。

参加した活動家の発言「我々の活動に実体はなく、効果はなかった」。



Report reveals UK attempt to turn Syria Alawites against Assad
Thursday, 14 May 2020 10:08 AM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/05/14/625315/Syria-UK-Alawite-community-Sarkha-Assad-

A new report sheds light on Britain’s role in the formation of a so-called protest campaign online against the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the name of the Arab country’s Alawite community, a key source of support for Damascus in its years-long fight against foreign-sponsored terrorists.

The Middle East Eye (MEE) news portal reported on Wednesday that although Sarkha – or “The Cry” – claimed to be a grassroots campaign by the Alawites, it was actually created on behalf of London.

The community — from which Assad’s family hails — has played a key role in the Damascus government’s successful fight to liberate Syria from the foreign-backed militant groups wreaking havoc on the country since 2011.

Citing official documents, the MEE found that Sarkha was devised by an American company, Pechter Polls of Princeton, New Jersey, working under contract to the British government.

The contract, the report said, was initially managed by a unit at the UK’s Ministry of Defense called Military Strategic Effects and later by a British government fund called the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF).

It added that British strategic communications officials used the term “AWBP” —the Alawite web-based platform for Sarkha, one of five main propaganda programs that the UK was operating in Syria.

According to a review of the programs in July 2016, Sarkha — whose budget from the CSSF during that financial year stood at $746,000 — was said to be aimed at creating “a safe, secure, social media platform for the Alawite people to discuss and exchange idea about their needs, lives and future roles in a post-revolutionary Syria.”

Launched in 2014, Sarkha raised concerns about what it called high casualty rates among Alawites serving in the Syrian army. It was later re-branded as a campaign called Same Pain.

One activist who was involved in the campaign said, “I do not think we were completely successful. When the campaign ended, the contact person for Alawites left for Europe.”

“This campaign had no actual impact or presence,” said a journalist in the city of Tartus.

Back in February, the MEE disclosed that the British government covertly established a network of citizen journalists across Syria during the early years of the war in an attempt to shape perceptions of the conflict.

Frequently, those recruited were unaware that they were being directed from London, the report said, adding that a number of them were killed during the crisis.

IS(イスラム国)ゲリラ発言 武器は米国からもらいました

Captured Daesh terrorists confess to cooperation with US forces in Syria’s al-Tanf
Friday, 15 May 2020 5:26 AM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/05/15/625372/Captured-Daesh-terrorists-confess-to-cooperation-with-US-forces-in-Syria-al-Tanf

A number of captured members of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group have confessed to close cooperation with US military forces stationed at al-Tanf base in the central Syrian province of Homs to carry out various acts of terror and sabotage.

During confessions broadcast on Syria’s state-run television network on Thursday night, three extremists – identified as Salah Jaber al-Zaher, Ali Salim Yahya and Amer Abd al-Ghafar Nemah but better known by their noms de guerres as Abu Abd al-Rahman al-Salafi, Abu al-Bara’a al-Homsi and Abu Sawan, revealed that they were instructed by American forces to target Syrian government troops in and around the ancient city of Palmyra, the Tiyas Military Airbase – also known as the T-4 Airbase, the Shaer gas field as well as nearby oil wells, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

“Once a close aid to our commander Hassan Alqam al-Jazrawi came to me and said he was in contact with the Americans at al-Tanf base. The man, whose name was Hassan al-Wali, added it was necessary to target Palmyra and T4 Airbase, and that US forces would provide us with rocket launchers and machine guns, besides financial support, cars and whatever we needed.

“He added that Americans would also launch reconnaissance aircraft to monitor the movements of Syrian army soldiers in Palmyra region, and inform us of their activities,” one of the terrorists said.

The militants, who were recently arrested during a security operation in the Syrian Desert, later pointed to the existence of coordination between their commanders and those of the so-called Revolutionary Commando Army.

Elsewhere in their confessions, the Takfiris touched on negotiations between their leaders and senior officials with the US-sponsored and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

One of the terrorists said there were such talks between the two sides once in Raqqah, the former de facto capital of Daesh.

“There was coordination for any operation we carried out. With the knowledge of Americans, we moved from Raqqa to Dayr al-Zawr. We had the protection of three Cougar (infantry mobility) vehicles and two Hummers, which belonged to US forces and accompanies us. Helicopter gunships also flew overhead all the way to Dayr al-Zawr,” he said.

On the sources of financial and logistical support, the terrorists explained that their masters coordinated the matters monthly through the al-Tanf base.

“They used to go to the base every month, and bring some three shipments of food, ammunition and weapons, most of which were US-made… We used to obtain all our supplies from the base. Anytime one of us was injured, we would take him there for treatment. Al-Tanf base was a refuge for us. We would go there every time the Syrian army besieged a region, waiting there for several weeks and receiving food as well as first aid,” the captured Daesh members said.

The US trains anti-Damascus militants at the al-Tanf base, which is situated near Syria's borders with Iraq and Jordan.

Washington has unilaterally declared a 55-kilometer “de-confliction zone” around the facility, and frequently threatened to target Syrian forces within the area.

世界食糧計画 シリアで食糧危機 → 犯人は米軍でした

(1つ目)
WFPがコロナ禍のシリアで930万人に十分な食料が行き渡っていないとする報告書を発表。

(2つ目)
米国の空軍機が、シリア北東部の穀倉地帯にある小麦畑に火炎弾を落として焼き尽くした。



Millions of Syrians food insecure amid coronavirus pandemic: WFP
Thursday, 14 May 2020 6:01 PM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/05/14/625347/Syria-UN-WFP-COVID-19-US-Russia

The United Nations food agency says a record 9.3 million people are now food insecure in Syria, which has endured almost a decade of foreign-backed militancy and is under rounds of crippling economic sanctions imposed by the United States.

The World Food Program said on Thursday that spiraling prices and the coronavirus pandemic have compounded the damage of the nine-year war.

"Record high food prices & now COVID-19 have pushed families in Syria beyond their limits," the WFP wrote on Twitter. "WFP estimates that a record 9.3 million people are now food insecure," it added.

A WFP spokeswoman said the figure has leapt from 7.9 million six months ago.

Last month, WFP said food prices had doubled in a year to an all-time high across Syria. It blamed a slowing of dollar inflows due to the financial crisis in neighboring Lebanon, along with the coronavirus lockdown.

Despite recent victories by government forces in battlefields, much of the Syrian economy was shuttered in March to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

Syria blasts “inhuman sanctions” imposed by the United States against a number of countries, raising the alarm that the restrictive measures were hampering global efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

Damascus has announced over 50 cases of the novel coronavirus, including four deaths across the country. The COVID-19 disease, caused by the new coronavirus, has since late last year affected about 210 countries and territories across the globe.

The Syrian government has taken a number of measures to counter the spread of the coronavirus, including postponing parliamentary elections and suspending the work of certain public institutions and services.

Syria has recently officially asked for Russia’s assistance to combat the spread of the COVID-19 disease in the Arab country.

Damascus has blamed Western sanctions for its struggling economy. In a letter to the United Nations last month, Syria’s Ambassador to the world body Bashar al-Ja’afari reiterated a call for the immediate and unconditional lifting of all US economic sanctions.

Syria asks Russia to help the Arab country with combating the spread of the COVID-19 disease.

Since 1979, Syria has been under arrays of unilateral and crippling economic sanctions by the US. The country has also been battling a foreign-backed militancy since 2011.



US aircraft drops incendiary balloons, sets fire to wheat crops in NE Syria
Sunday, 17 May 2020 3:45 PM
https://www.presstv.com/Detail/2020/05/17/625545/US-aircraft-drops-incendiary-balloons,-sets-fire-to-wheat-crops-in-NE-Syria

An American aircraft has reportedly dropped thermal balloons over agricultural lands in Syria's northeastern province of Hasakah, setting fire to wheat crops in the area.

Syria’s official news agency SANA, citing local sources who requested anonymity, reported on Sunday that the targeted area was part of agricultural lands in the countryside of al-Shaddadi town.

The report added that the fire gutted 200 dunums (0.2 square kilometers) of wheat fields.

Thermal balloons dropped by US plane set fire to wheat crops in Hasaka countrysidehttps://t.co/nj3sKL3apr pic.twitter.com/BjlcprkJdf
— SANAEnglishOfficial (@SANAEnOfficial) May 17, 2020

The sources highlighted that US planes also flew at low altitude very close to the people's homes in the agricultural fields, causing panic and fear among local residents.

Since late October 2019, the US has been redeploying troops to the oil fields controlled by Kurdish forces in eastern Syria, in a reversal of President Donald Trump’s earlier order to withdraw all troops from the Arab country.

The Pentagon claims the move aims to “protect” the fields and prevent possible attacks by the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, though Trump had earlier suggested that Washington sought economic interests in controlling the oil fields.

Syria, which has not authorized American military presence in its territory, has condemned the US, saying it is “plundering” the country’s oil.

Turkish gunfire kills civilian, injures another near Ra’s al-Ayn

Separately, a civilian lost his life and another sustained injuries when Turkish forces and their allied Takfiri militants opened fire on a van near a checkpoint northwest of the key border town of Ra's al-Ayn.

SANA reported that the vehicle was coming from the city of Raqqah, when it was intentionally targeted.

The report identified the victim as a school employee, while the injured man is said to be a retired worker at the national electrical company.

Ankara-backed militants were deployed to northern Syria last October after Turkish military forces launched a long-threatened cross-border invasion in a declared attempt to push militants of the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) away from border areas.

Ankara views the US-backed YPG as a terrorist organization tied to the homegrown Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been seeking an autonomous Kurdish region in Turkey since 1984.

On October 22 last year, Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, signed a memorandum of understanding that asserted YPG militants had to withdraw from the Turkish-controlled "safe zone" in northeastern Syria within 150 hours, after which Ankara and Moscow would run joint patrols around the area.

コロナ期間の家庭学習 富裕層の子の勉強時間は貧困層より75分間長い

イギリスの研究機関の調査報告。社会階層の上位20%を占める富裕層の子の勉強時間は、下位20%より75分長い。

・・・ロックダウン長期化は、馬鹿な子を量産する。



Better off children are doing 75 minutes a DAY more home learning than the poorest – as academies and Church of England heap pressure on unions threatening to block government plans to reopen schools on June 1

Mental health charities also raised concerns about time spent away from school
Ministers have drawn up proposals for a 'phased' return starting on June 1
Pupils will be placed in smaller classes with staggered start times and breaks

By James Tapsfield, Political Editor For Mailonline and Josh White and John Stevens for the Daily Mail
Published: 23:04 BST, 17 May 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8328915/Church-England-wades-school-row-calls-pupils-return.html

(前略)
IFS: Children from better-off families are spending 30% more time on home learning than are those from poorer families

The report released today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies presents evidence for how children are spending their time in lockdown.

One of the most startling revelations from it is that children in the highest-income fifth of families spend 5.8 hours a day on educational activities, over 75 minutes more than their peers in the poorest fifth of households (4.5 hours).

Over the 34 days (minimum) that schools will be closed, students in the best-off families will have done more than 7 full school days’ worth of extra learning time.

If schools do not go back until September and current rates of home learning continue, the gap would double to 15 full school days.

The authors of the report say that 'this could have very substantial long-term consequences in light of evidence that even one extra hour a week of instructional time can significantly raise achievement.'

(後略)

コロナ死にしておけば病院の収入が増える 米国でコロナ死が多いもう一つの理由

米国でコロナ死が多い理由として、たとえ別の原因で死亡しても、コロナらしき兆候さえあればコロナ死として報告するよう命じられていること、CDCが死亡率など統計の集計で25%ほど水増し報告しているといった背景は、広く知られるようになった。

もう一つの背景として、コロナ死として報告すれば、病院が受け取る診療報酬が20%増えるからくりがあることが指摘された。



The US is Dramatically Overcounting Coronavirus Deaths
John R. Lott, Jr.
Posted: May 16, 2020 12:01 AM
Editor's Note: Timothy Craig Allen, MD, JD, contributed to this column.
https://townhall.com/columnists/johnrlottjr/2020/05/16/the-us-is-dramatically-overcounting-coronavirus-deaths-n2568925
(↑記事原文には多数のリンクが張られている。)

Over 86,500 people have reportedly died in the United States from the Coronavirus, and the fear generated by those deaths is driving the public policy debate. But that number is a dramatic overcount. Our metrics include deaths that have nothing to do with the virus. The problem is even worse as the Centers for Disease Control over counts even some of these cases and the government has created financial incentives for this misreporting. Relying on these flawed numbers is destroying businesses and jobs and costing lives.

“The case definition is very simplistic,” Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of Illinois Department of Public Health, explains. “It means, at the time of death, it was a COVID positive diagnosis. That means, that if you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live, and then you also were found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death. It means, technically even if you died of clear alternative cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it’s still listed as a COVID death.”

Medical examiners in Michigan use the same definition. In Macomb and Oakland Counties, where most of the deaths occurred, medical examiners classify any deaths as Coronavirus deaths when the postmortem test is positive. Even people who died in suicides and automobile accidents meet that definition.

Still, these broad definitions are not due to a few rogue public health officials. The rules direct them to do this. Unlike other countries, “if someone dies with COVID-19, we are counting that as a COVID-19 death,” as Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, recently noted.

Classifications go beyond even these broad categories. New York is classifying cases as Coronavirus deaths even when postmortem tests have been negative. Despite negative tests, classifications are based on symptoms, even though the symptoms are often very similar to those of the seasonal flu. The Centers for Disease Control guidance explicitly acknowledges the uncertainty that doctors can face. When Coronavirus cases are “suspected,” they advise doctors that “it is acceptable to report COVID-19 on a death certificate.”

That isn’t just a theoretical issue. On April 21st, when New York City’s death toll rose above 10,000, the New York Times reported that the city included “3,700 additional people who were presumed to have died of the coronavirus but had never tested positive” – a more than 50 percent increase in the number of cases.

But the problem is worse than this broad definition implies. Birx and others believe that the CDC is over counting cases. The Washington Post reports they are concerned that the CDC’s “antiquated” accounting system is double counting cases and inflating mortality and case counts “by as much as 25 percent.”

There are additional reasons for concern. Some doctors feel pressure from hospitals to list deaths as due to the Coronavirus, even when they don’t believe that is the case, “to make it look a little bit worse than it is.” There are financial incentives that might make a difference for hospitals and doctors. The CARES Act adds a 20 percent premium for COVID-19 Medicare patients.

Incentives matter. When the government increased the disability compensation for air traffic controllers, a lot more controllers suddenly started claiming to be disabled. When unemployment insurance payments increase, more people become unemployed and stay unemployed for longer periods. When the government offers flood insurance that charges everyone the same insurance premium regardless of the risk level in their area, more people build homes in frequently flooded areas.

The Washington Post and others claim that we are undercounting the true number of deaths. They reach that conclusion by showing the total number of deaths from all causes is greater than we would normally expect from March through early May, and that this excess is actually due to deaths not being accurately labeled as due to the Coronavirus. But these are simply not normal times. Lots of people with heart and other problems aren’t going to the hospital for fear of the virus. Surgeries for many serious conditions are being put off. The stress of the situation is increasing suicides and other illnesses.
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Why the Lockdown Lost
Kevin McCullough

Deaths that have absolutely nothing to do with the Coronavirus count as virus deaths. Add to that claims that the CDC is double counting some of these improperly identified cases and the perverse financial incentives created by the government, and you have a real mess when crucial decisions are being made based in large part on this data.

Erroneous data unduly scare people about the risks of the disease. It keeps the country locked down longer than necessary, which destroys peoples’ lives and livelihoods in many other ways. Exaggerated fears of the virus endanger lives by keeping people from obtaining treatment for other medical problems. It also makes it impossible to accurately compare policies across countries.

It is hard to believe that we are basing such crucial decisions on such flawed data.

Lott is the president of the Crime Prevention Research Center. Allen is a Governor of the College of American Pathologists and Professor and Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is also on the Board of Directors and the Academic advisory board for the Crime Prevention Research Center.

イスラエル ドゥルーズ派が形式上の尊重ではなく露骨に予算を要求し出した

イスラエルの伝統的なドゥルーズ派懐柔策は、軍の中での昇進の優遇、殉職者の名前を交差点に命名する、殉職者の家庭を大臣が弔問する、独立記念日の式典にドゥルーズ派指導者を招待するといった、極めて形式的な施策の羅列であったため、イスラエル政府にとってはカネがかからず、経済的効率に優れていた。

ところが先週発生したドゥルーズ派デモは、地域インフラの充実を要求した。露骨に国家予算を要求する実利型に変質した。



Israel's Druze can no longer be bought with a pat on the back
Opinion: The protests last week by community leaders were the first step of a new era in which the government of Israel will have to relate seriously to the sector - with budgets and social help and not mere ego stroking
Shakib Ali |
Published: 05.16.20 , 13:55
https://www.ynetnews.com/article/S18nJwK58

The Druze community in Israel goes largely unnoticed until one of its sons dies in defense of the nation.

Only then do the media, the public, IDF officers and government ministers embrace the bereaved families and share in their grief.

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The Druze families in turn will bow their heads, even though the funerals and ceremonies contradict their teachings that the body has no value after a person has died, since the soul has transmigrated and is already reincarnated in a newborn baby.

The community is one of the smallest minorities in Israel - comprising just 1.6% of the general population and 7.6% of Arab society.

Until just two years ago, after the Nation-State Law was passed, with its provision that the country is the state of the Jews, no one talked of the discriminatory action taken by the Israeli government against the Druze.

Tens of thousands marched in the streets in protest, demanding equal rights and treatment entitled to them by the life bond between themselves and the Jews of Israel.

Yet some of those responsible for the current situation are the so-called leaders of the community, or at least those who pretend to lead it.

They remained frozen in place and never took advantage of the democratic tools at their disposal to achieve those equal rights and privileges.

Instead of publicly fighting for what their people deserved, they shamelessly decided not to bite the hand that feeds them.

And in turn, the leaders of the country learned over the years that the so-called Druze leadership simply wants a pat on the back, prestige and to be honored.

For those community leaders, a visit by a minister to their home is as important as the budgets of a school, or a new soccer pitch or better roads.

These personal connections fattened the pockets of Druze businessmen, who made use of them to also promote their relatives and friends.

But they completely disregard the real needs of the community.

From the perspective of Israel's decision-makers, this desire for recognition and lip service has saved the nation millions of shekels.

Troublingly, this is still the nature of the relationship between the community leaders and lawmakers, the latter wrongly believing that this is also what the community wants.

And if some do complain about the lack of equality, the country quickly promotes Druze members of the military, dedicates a roundabout to a fallen soldier or invite them to participate in the annual Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony.

The state could have answered the cries of the Druze by transferring adequate funding for their villages, thereby bridging social gaps 72 years in the making, but instead continue to choose the ego stroking of its so-called leaders.

But last week, the Druze community had finally had enough, and its leaders came out in protest over the lack of financial consideration.

They are frustrated that they cannot provide their residents with basic amenities like schools, roads, parking lots, community centers and public parks, while the government gives them none of the funding they were promised in an attempt to slightly rectify these issues.

Allocation of budgets is usually conditioned on the Druze community's ability to collect at least 80 percent of municipal taxes, without taking into consideration the fact that these are disadvantaged, low socio-economic communities, not to mention the lack of industrial zones that can provide a proper source of income for businesses.

Demonstrations of respect must be replaced by plans for to improve schools, cronyism must be replaced by development budgets and the torch-lighting ceremonies must be replaced by road construction.

Last week's protest was a shot across the bows, hinting at these battles to come.

No more will the Druze community leaders sit on the sidelines.

フランスがコロナ封じ込めできない理由 ドイツと比較して NYT分析

New York Times紙が、ドイツにできたコロナ封じ込めを、なぜフランスほどの大国ができないのかについて分析。

フランスに負けないくらい無様な米国には、他国について評論する資格はない(爆)。



How France Lost the Weapons to Fight a Pandemic

The French once thought of medical gear, like fighter jets, as a national security asset that had to be made at home. But cuts and outsourcing have left them scrambling for masks, tests and even pain pills.

By Norimitsu Onishi and Constant Méheut
May 17, 2020, 4:30 a.m. ET
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/17/world/europe/france-coronavirus.html

PARIS — When President Emmanuel Macron repeatedly declared “war” on the coronavirus in March, he solemnly promised that France would support “front-line” health workers with “the means, the protection.”

The reality was that France was nearly defenseless.

The government’s flip-flopping policies on past pandemics had left a once formidable national stockpile of face masks nearly depleted. Officials had also outsourced the manufacturing capacity to replenish that stockpile to suppliers overseas, despite warnings since the early 2000s about the rising risks of global pandemics.

That has left France — unlike Germany, its rival for European leadership — dependent on foreign factories and painfully unable to ramp up domestic production of face masks, test kits, ventilators and even the thermometers and over-the-counter fever-reducing medicines to soothe the sick.

Today, as it has begun loosening one of the world’s strictest lockdowns, France has become a case study in how some countries are now reconsidering their dependence on global supply chains built during the past two decades on the mantra of low costs and quick delivery. Even now, France has no guarantees that it can secure enough supplies in the coming weeks to protect against a potential second wave of the virus.
ImageWaiting at a medical center testing patient for the coronavirus in Paris in March. France couldn’t carry out large-scale testing because it lacked cotton swabs and reagents, low-value but crucial elements that had been outsourced to Asia.



“In times of crisis, we can no longer switch from one production zone to another to get our essential products,” Louis Gautier, the former director of the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security, a powerful inter-ministerial unit inside the prime minister’s office that coordinates the response to large-scale crises, said in an interview. “The issue of strategic stocks and secure supplies has to be reconsidered. A new model has to be invented.”

France had long identified masks as indispensable in a pandemic yet the government had mostly stopped stockpiling them during the past decade, mainly for budgetary reasons. Domestic production collapsed at the same time the country’s pharmaceutical industry was also moving overseas.

France had decided “that it was no longer necessary to keep massive stocks in the country, considering that production plants were able to be operational very quickly, especially in China,” the health minister, Olivier Véran, said in Parliament in March.

But the scope and speed of the coronavirus defied that logic. Still reeling from its own outbreak, China, the world’s leading maker of masks, was overwhelmed with orders. India, a top exporter of medication, temporarily banned exports for fear of shortages.

As the globalized supply chain broke down, French health officials lost critical time as the national government — as well as cities, towns and even wards — scrambled to buy supplies directly from China and elsewhere. The government organized highly publicized airlifts of masks from China, betraying both its desperation and its dependence.

France has suffered more than 27,000 deaths and one of the world’s highest fatality rates, 60 percent greater than in the United States.

“We will have to rebuild France’s agricultural, health, industrial and technological independence,” Mr. Macron said in a recent address.

To many critics, France’s defenselessness in face of the virus was the logical conclusion of the hollowing out of France’s manufacturing base — a transformation that has deepened inequality and fueled violent protests, like the Yellow Vest movement.

In the early 2000s, Germany had a slight edge over France in manufacturing and exporting PCR test kits — the most widely used today to detect the virus — and oxygen therapy equipment, according to United Nations data. But by 2018, Germany had a $1.4 billion trade surplus for PCR test kits whereas France had a deficit of $89 million.

While Germany was able to quickly mobilize its industry to fight the pandemic, France was paralyzed. It couldn’t carry out large-scale testing because it lacked cotton swabs and reagents, low-value but crucial elements that had been outsourced to Asia.

“France has deindustrialized too much since the 2000s — it’s paying for it today,” said Philippe Aghion, an economist who teaches at Harvard and Collège de France.

In a still unpublished study, Mr. Aghion and economists at the Free University of Brussels found that over all, countries with the capacity to manufacture test kits and related instruments, like Germany and Austria, had so far suffered fewer deaths during the pandemic.

In France, shortages have affected even basic goods. Drugstores ran out of thermometers. Supplies of paracetamol — a common pain reliever sold as Tylenol in the United States — became so dangerously low that the authorities restricted its sale.
Image
Waiting outside a pharmacy in Paris in March. Shortages have affected even basic goods, with drugstores running out of thermometers and supplies of paracetamol becoming so dangerously low that the authorities restricted its sale.Credit...Dmitry Kostyukov for The New York Times

The last European factory producing the medication was in France, near the city of Lyon, but it closed in 2008, according to France’s National Academy of Pharmacy. The association has long warned of France’s growing dependence on foreign drugmakers, noting that 60 to 80 percent of active pharmaceutical ingredients in Europe are imported — compared with 20 percent three decades ago.

“Nothing has been done at the government level to stop this,” said Marie-Christine Belleville, a member of the academy.

Warnings, in fact, had been issued for years.

In the aftermath of the SARS pandemic in Asia in 2003, French officials analyzed the risks in a series of reports and built up a national stockpile of masks and other protective equipment manufactured by domestic suppliers — in keeping with a Gaullist tradition of maintaining a strong domestic defense industry that also exports Rafale fighter jets, submarines, minesweepers and frigates to the world.

In 2006, a government pandemic plan recommended a series of measures, including creating stockpiles of masks. A year earlier, France’s Health Ministry signed a five-year contract to buy 180 million masks a year that Bacou-Dalloz, then the biggest mask manufacturer in France, would produce at a factory in Plaintel, about 280 miles from Paris.

Details from the contract, a copy of which was obtained by The New York Times, reveal the government’s strategic thinking at the time. Securing a domestic supplier would help France avoid being “exclusively dependent on importations that would be disrupted in the context of a pandemic.”

The contract would ensure the government’s “renewal of its stockpile of masks” as older stocks reached their expiration date. And during a pandemic, the government could requisition the plant’s production.

The government order “monopolized the Plaintel factory’s entire production capacity,” said Jean-Jacques Fuan, a former director of the plant.

By 2008, the government issued a white paper that for the first time cited pandemics as a potential national threat, ranking it fourth behind terrorism, cyberwarfare and a ballistic missile attack.

“In the next 15 years, the arrival of a pandemic is possible,” the paper warned. It could be highly contagious and lethal, it said, and could come and go in waves for weeks or months.

But soon afterward, many politicians began criticizing the policy of stockpiling masks and medication as wasteful. About 383 million euros spent in 2009 on acquiring 44 million vaccinations against the H1N1 flu caused a political scandal after less than 9 percent of French people were vaccinated.

In 2013, the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security issued new pandemic directives emphasizing “overall savings” and reducing the importance of maintaining a stockpile. Surgical masks would be stocked, but not the more sophisticated FFP2 masks that, the report noted, cost 10 times as much.

The directives also transferred the responsibility — and costs — for securing and stockpiling masks to public and private employers. This contributed to the severe shortages that France has suffered in recent months, as government officials became less engaged on the issue.

Mr. Gautier, the former director of the general secretariat, said that the new directives had been intended to improve the distribution of masks by requiring employers, like hospitals, to stock them and to make them legally responsible for the protection of their employees.

But he acknowledged that “it would have been logical to transfer the credits and not only the costs to the employers. We should have also put in place measures of control to ensure that the reforms had been applied correctly.”

But the new policy also undermined France’s capacity to produce masks. Employers, now charged with procuring masks, naturally sought cheaper suppliers abroad.

And to save costs, the government placed large orders that only Chinese factories were able to satisfy, said Francis Delattre, a former senator whose 2015 report warned of the depletion of masks.

“Small French factories were losing orders,” Mr. Delattre said. “It was very dangerous to entrust only one or two Chinese conglomerates with the health protection of the country.”

And without its single government customer, the factory in Plaintel, which had once been running 24 hours a day, saw its business shrivel and eventually closed in 2018, Mr. Fuan said.

As expired masks were disposed of, France’s national stockpile shrank from 1.7 billion in 2009 to 150 million in March.

And as the “invisible enemy” began rampaging throughout France, the country that made some of the world’s most sophisticated military hardware in the world was unable to produce enough face masks.

“This crisis must lead us to consider health care as a strategic sector that should draw on a lot of what we do in defense,” said Arnaud Danjean, a European lawmaker.

“We weren’t armed for this,” he added.

中国からの攻勢の前にEUは結束を保つべき コロナ

瀕死のイタリアがドイツ、フランスに医療支援を求めたのに、けんもほろろに断った自分達の醜い歴史的事実を、早くも忘却している愚かなヨーロッパ人なのであった。

ドイツ、フランスが僅かな支援すら断ったから、仕方なく中国とロシアが支援したんですよ。

中国がコロナ発生を隠匿するか・しないかに一切関係なく、防疫できなければいけないのです。

中国の武漢感染症研究所には、フランス政府が資金拠出して設立され、米国やオーストラリアも資金と人材を提供していた。武漢研究所でコロナ研究をするよう持ちかけたのは米欧だった(爆)。

それだけではない。武漢でコロナが拡大しつつあった時に、米国は政府派遣していた科学者を武漢研究所から政治命令で撤収させていたことまで判明している。「武漢の状況がわからない」という発言自体が大嘘。米国は全て承知のうえで、その分野で一番適任の専門家をわざと撤収させた。

警察が、問題箇所に人員を配置していないという言い訳が許されるのかというくらい馬鹿げた話。同情するに値しない。

都合の悪い歴史は忘れ、他人のせいにすることだけは世界一得意な人たち。このような行為を繰り返しながら、世界を植民地支配してきたのでしょうね。



EU Foreign Affairs Chief Urges Bloc to Stay United, Claiming China May Cash in on Internal Division
06:13 GMT 17.05.2020
https://sputniknews.com/europe/202005171079329607-eu-foreign-affairs-chief-urges-bloc-to-stay-united-claiming-china-may-cash-in-on-internal-division/

Josep Borrell has touted China as a "partner" state, going on to stress the necessity of maintaing "collective discipline" so as to stand up to "superpowers".

EU foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell has urged member states not to allow China to take advantage of a diplomatic standoff between them in order to impose their "state-centric" stance.

In an article published in several European editions on Friday the Spanish politician lauded China as a "partner country", cautioning the 27 EU member states though that they must must "act jointly against superpowers" while "maintaining the necessary collective discipline".

Borrell expressed concern over Beijing repeatedly "telling the world" about the aid they've sent to other countries amid the raging coronavirus pandemic, while the EU has avoided the politicisation of their own pandemic efforts without "making a fuss" about the "extensive support it provided while hospitals in China were overloaded".

"The change in the EU's relations with China has accelerated in different phases since the outbreak of COVID-19", Borrell wrote in his opinion piece.

"The key point is that we should support each other and show international solidarity -- and the European Union has always shown how committed it is here -- but that we should avoid political capital from such help to beat", Borrell stressed.

The European Union, in the footsteps of the US, has claimed that China is shying away the limelight and deflecting blame from their role in the COVID-19 crisis, with Washington, for instance, accusing the world's second biggest economy of playing down from the very start the scale of the epidemic and its origins.

A recent European Union report alleged Beijing was intentionally spreading disinformation about the coronavirus outbreak, which was first reported to have happened in China. However, as per a Reuters report, Chinese officials were "very angry" about the EU tending to appease Washington by echoing Trump's criticisms of the Chinese authorities.

Dwelling on cooperation issues in his op-ed, Borrell insisted trust and reciprocity are crucial for moving forward in order to ensure EU-China relations do not crack during and after the healthcare crisis.

The op-ed came out the same day that Chinese President Xi Jinping held a telephone conversation with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban in which the Chinese head of state affirmed they "support the United Nations and World Health Organisation in fighting the pandemic".

Xi assured the EU member state head that Beijing stands "ready to work with all countries" to rein in the spread of the novel virus, which has recently been reported to have re-emerged in China's Wuhan, with the authorities confirming a new cluster of infections there after the country eased lockdown measures in early April.

イギリス大使館内に「ベネズエラ再建室」を極秘設置 政府転覆活動

イギリスの新進気鋭ジャーナリストが、情報開示法に基づき外務省文書を入手したところ、在ベネズエラのイギリス大使館内に「ベネズエラ再建室」が極秘に設置され、イギリスの現職外相、元駐在大使らがメンバーとして名を連ね、人望のない自称ベネズエラ大統領Juan Guaidoをはじめベネズエラの反政府活動家らと「イギリスの利権保持について」頻繁に会合を重ねていることが暴露された。

1本目は記事原文、2本目は記者の発言。



Revealed: Secretive British unit planning for ‘reconstruction’ of Venezuela
John McEvoy
13th May 2020
https://www.thecanary.co/exclusive/2020/05/13/revealed-secretive-british-unit-planning-for-reconstruction-of-venezuela/
(リンク先に外務省文書のコピーあり)

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act have exposed a secretive Foreign Office unit aimed at the ‘reconstruction’ of Venezuela. The files also reveal private discussions between Venezuelan opposition figures and UK officials, detailing proposals for the promotion of British business after a planned coup.
UK support for coup attempt in Venezuela

Over the past 16 months, the UK government has consistently supported Venezuelan opposition figure Juan Guaidó’s attempts to topple the elected government of president Nicolás Maduro.

In late January 2019, for example, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) urged the Bank of England to grant Guaidó access to £1.2bn of Venezuelan gold reserves.

The Department for International Development (DFID) has also pledged some £40m of ‘humanitarian assistance’ to Venezuela, but it has refused to reveal where this assistance is going.
‘Venezuela Reconstruction Unit’

In January 2020, Guaidó travelled to London to meet with UK government officials and shore up international support for his flailing efforts to overthrow the Venezuelan government.

Documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act offer details of his visit, and reveal the existence of a specialist unit within the FCO dedicated to the ‘reconstruction’ of Venezuela.

On his visit, Guaidó met with foreign secretary Dominic Raab, minister for the Americas Christopher Pincher, and director for the Americas Hugo Shorter.

Notably, the list also includes “Head [of the] Venezuela Reconstruction Unit, FCO”, John Saville. The existence of this unit has never been publicly acknowledged by either the FCO or Saville, who was formerly UK ambassador to Venezuela (2014-2017). Saville’s biography on the UK government’s website, for instance, bears no mention of the unit.

When asked what the purpose of the Venezuela Reconstruction Unit is and why its existence had not been revealed, an FCO spokesperson told The Canary:

The UK is committed to working with international partners to bring an end to the appalling crisis in Venezuela.

The FCO’s Venezuela Reconstruction Unit was set up in Autumn 2019 to coordinate a UK approach to international efforts to respond to the dire economic and humanitarian situation in Venezuela.

This response is virtually indistinguishable from UK government public messaging on Venezuela. Three weeks before Guaidó’s arrival, Saville shared an FCO statement declaring:

The United Kingdom underlines its support for interim constitutional President Guaidó and his efforts to lead Venezuela towards a peaceful and democratic resolution of the appalling crisis the country is facing [emphasis added].

Saville was a central figure in organising Guaidó’s visit and, by January 2020, plans were already underway for a violent incursion into Venezuela by US and Venezuelan mercenaries – a plan which, according to the US mercenary in charge, was signed off by Guaidó himself. Indeed, the full contract leaked to the Washington Post names Guaidó as “Commander in Chief” of the entire operation. Guaidó has denied involvement.

This was not the first scandal of its type. In February 2019, Guaidó was assisted over the Venezuelan border by a Colombian narco-paramilitary cartel before attending an ‘aid’ concert organised by Richard Branson. Funds raised by this concert were then reportedly embezzled by the Venezuelan opposition, and food packages were left to rot.

The UK government’s commitment to bringing “an end to the appalling crisis in Venezuela” through a secretive FCO unit thus seems, to put it lightly, insincere.

The existence of the unit also raises a more fundamental question: What business does the UK government have in the “reconstruction” of a sovereign nation? The people of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria may have something to say about this.
‘Gang busters’

Private discussions surrounding Guaidó’s visit to London also reveal the importance that the FCO and Venezuelan opposition figures placed in sympathetic media attention.

On 17 January, an official notes that an unnamed media company in London “wants [Guaidó] to come into the office for a roundtable with their editors and they could do a special feature on the resurrection”.

Another unnamed official boasts on 21 January 2020 that: “This [visit] has gang busters”, meaning a massive impact: “Now CNN International wants to be squeezed in between BBC and FT.”

Private discussions with Guaidó’s UK representative

Another Freedom of Information request can reveal private discussions between Guaidó’s UK representative, Vanessa Neumann, and UK government officials.

“I would like to request a meeting with Secretary Raab, as soon as feasible,” Neumann wrote to FCO officials in July 2019:

I understand he was the FCO’s legal liaison to the ICC [International Criminal Court] for years, and his family background is almost identical to mine and Madeleine Albright’s

In July 2019, Neumann also described meeting former US secretary of state Madeleine Albright as “a dream come true for me: meeting my teenage idol… Now I hope to glean some of her wisdom to help me fight for Venezuela’s freedom.”

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has described Neumann’s “teenage idol” as “one of the most deranged and bloodthirsty warmongers to occupy a high government position in decades”. In 1996, for instance, Albright told PBS News that the deaths of “half a million [Iraqi] children” resulting from US economic sanctions were “worth it”.

The parallels with Venezuela are particularly concerning. Neumann consistently encourages “strong targeted sanctions” against Venezuela which, according to the Centre for Economic and Policy Research, “killed 40,000 people… between 2017 and 2018”. More recently, former UN human rights expert Alfred de Zayas estimated that this number likely exceeds 100,000.

In May 2019, Neumann wrote to FCO officials that she had “reached out to Rory Stewart at DFID for a meeting that will… sustain British business in Venezuela’s reconstruction [emphasis added]”. This suggests the very nature of British ‘reconstruction’ of Venezuela: garnering favourable conditions for British business. And one can only guess at what these “British business” interests might be within a country that reportedly sits on the world’s largest proven oil reserves.

Indeed, in September 2019, Neumann was reportedly secretly recorded “surrendering Venezuela’s claim to the disputed Essequibo region in exchange for political support from the UK government”.

Also in May 2019, meanwhile, Neumann privately encouraged the FCO to publicly “pronounce itself in support of our democratic forces, your partners… before my interview on BBC World Service to discuss the matter in one hour”.

Later the same day, Neumann was reassured by an FCO official that “the Foreign Secretary [Jeremy Hunt] has just tweeted” in support of Edgar Zambrano, who was charged with treason, conspiracy, civil rebellion, usurpation of responsibilities, criminal association, and public instigation to disobey the law after joining an armed coup attempt.

The private discussions between Neumann and FCO officials also entail “Venezuela debt restructuring” and a ‘new Venezuela military attaché’, though these conversations have been redacted almost entirely.

“We are consistent in our view that Maduro is illegitimate”, the FCO’s Latin America department head Nigel Baker assured Neumann in May 2019, “and in our support for Juan Guaido”.

“Excellent. Thank you, Nigel,” responded Neumann. “We appreciate your support, which is critical for us now and in our reconstruction.” Elsewhere, Neumann praises Britain’s “historic role in concepts of liberty and justice (I used to teach political philosophy, and particularly loved the British thinkers)”.
Asymmetrica

Neumann is also the CEO of Asymmetrica Limited, a “strategic communications” firm whose website dons quotes from Henry Kissinger.

Alongside Neumann, the names Alec Bierbauer and Michael Marks were listed in 2015 as co-directors of Asymmetrica. Both are closely connected to the US military and intelligence services. Bierbauer was a central figure in the development of Washington’s drone warfare programme. Marks, meanwhile, “has worked around the world within the US intelligence and special operations community, a career that stretches from the jungles of Nicaragua to the mountains of Afghanistan”.

In 2018, Bierbauer and Marks published a book entitled Predator Rising: How a Team of Renegades Broke Rules, Shattered Barriers, and Launched a Drone Warfare Revolution. The book offers “the inside story of how a CIA agent and an Air Force officer joined forces to develop America’s most powerful tool in the War on Terror”.

In this light, Asymmetrica’s name appears to be a reference to the Asymmetrical Wafare strategies developed after 11 September 2001, and now being exported to Venezuela.

As Guaidó’s UK representative, Neumann’s proximity to people connected to the CIA and US armed forces is likely to raise eyebrows. Indeed, in 2017, Neumann told then-CIA director Mike Pompeo that “regime change [in Venezuela] looks to be – we hope – imminent or spiralling down”.

Curiously, Asymmetrica recently partnered with a California-based loan firm, offering loans to US-based businesses worth up to $5m. This seems to be quite a departure from typical ‘ambassadorial’ duties, particularly given these loans are offered exclusively to US companies. Neumann’s latest venture also raises questions regarding the collection of funds for the Venezuelan opposition, which has long been an issue clouded by murky waters.

Asymmetrica did not respond to a request for comment. Nor did Neumann.
UK contribution to coup efforts

The existence of a secretive Venezuela Reconstruction Unit within the FCO, combined with the FCO’s private discussions with Guaidó’s UK representative, seems to demonstrate the extent to which the UK government is committed to the overthrow of the Venezuelan government.

These documents also suggest that ‘regime change’ in Venezuela is following the typical procedure: the countries that contribute most during the destabilisation phase can expect to share the financial spoils in the ‘reconstruction’ phase.



Secret Unit in UK Foreign Office Working With Venezuelan Coup Plotters Exposed by Indy Journalist
Opinion
07:00 GMT 15.05.2020
by Mohamed Elmaazi
https://sputniknews.com/analysis/202005151079303943-secret-unit-in-uk-foreign-office-working-with-venezuelan-coup-plotters-exposed-by-indy-journalist/

ターゲットは呼吸器系ではなく全身の血管か「飽食の時代に対するウイルスからの警鐘」 フェイク・ニュース

コロナウィルスを原因とする病気で血管炎を起こすことは、かな~り昔から知られている既知の知見です。
https://www.google.com/search?q=site:nlm.nih.gov+(influenza+OR+%22coronavirus%22)+AND+Vasculitis&ei=sWe-XtOLDYzr-Qanh4bQCQ&start=0&sa=N&ved=2ahUKEwiTqN_NzbXpAhWMdd4KHaeDAZo4FBDy0wN6BAgLEC4&biw=1247&bih=600

それを、あたかも新型コロナで初めて発見された恐い症状であるかのように報道するのは、フェイク・ニュースです。そもそも重篤化する患者は、感染者のうちごく僅か。

「嘘」と「過度の誇張」と「連呼」。対イラク戦争の時の大量破壊兵器疑惑と同じ世論操作の手法。

誰の発言かと思ったら、ファウチじゃん(爆)。

血管炎にはビタミンC。余計なこと考えずにビタミンCを沢山飲みなさい。



ターゲットは呼吸器系ではなく全身の血管か「飽食の時代に対するウイルスからの警鐘」
5/14(木) 17:00配信
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200514-00142176-fnnprimev-int

全貌が分からぬ恐ろしい病気

「このウイルスが引き起こす病気について私は全てを理解しているとは言えないというこ とを率直に認めたい。」
“I am very careful and hopefully humble in knowing that I don't know everything about this disease”

現地12日、ワシントンの上院で証言したアメリカ国立アレルギー・感染症研究所のファウチ所長の言葉である。出現してからまだそれ程間がないということもあるのだろうが、10 万人に迫らんとする死者と100 万人を遥かに超える患者を出してもなお全貌が分からないとは恐ろしい病気である。

ファウチ所長はまた「ワクチンが悪い結果を引き起こす恐れだってある。ワクチンが効くか効かないか、効くとしていつまで持続するのか良くわからない。」
“Where certain vaccines can actually enhance the negative effect of the infection. The big unknown is efficacy, will it be present or absence and how durable will it be?”

「何度も言ったことだが、このウイルスがいつの間にか消え去ることは無い。それほど感染力が強いからで、仮に一旦制御できたとしても、地球上の何処からかいつかまた戻ってくる。」
“When you talk about will this virus just disappear? And as I've said publicly many times, that is just not going to happen because it's such a highly transmissible virus, and even if we get better control over the months it is likely that there will be virus somewhere in this -- on this planet that will eventually get back to us.“

と改めて警告を発した。
アメリカでもそして日本でも現在の流行は一旦収まる方向に向かい始めているように見える。しかし、言うまでもないことだが、油断は禁物と肝に銘じなければならない。

主にヒトの呼吸器系を攻撃すると見られていたこの新型コロナウイルスが、時にサイトカイン・ストームと呼ばれる免疫機能の暴走を引き起こし、心疾患や脳障害等でヒトを死に至らしめる恐れがあるなど「わからぬことが多過ぎる」と 5日掲載の拙稿に書いた。 この稿は、その続編とも言うべきものである。

ウイルスのターゲットは全身の血管?

確かに、この新型ウイルスが最初に感染するのは主にヒトの鼻や口・喉の粘膜からで、それがまず呼吸器系を侵し始めるのは間違いないようである。しかし、最近では、このウイル スのメイン・ターゲットは実は呼吸器系ではなく、呼吸器系も含む全身の血管ではないかと いう見方が強まっているらしい。 ウイルス学が専門の増田道明教授(獨協医科大学)に再びご登場いただいた。

増田教授;
「新型コロナウイルスで亡くなった患者さんの病理解剖は、感染を恐れて行われないことが多い。重症化のメカニズムが良く分からないのはその為でもある。しかし、最近になってようやく、病理解剖に関する論文が報告されるようになってきた。その内容から示唆されるのは、血液中に移行したこのウイルスが血管の内壁の細胞(内皮細胞)に感染し、すると内皮細胞が傷ついて炎症が起こる可能性だ。その結果、そこで血が固まったり(血栓症)、その血の塊が流れて行って他の臓器の血管が詰まってしまったり(塞栓症)すると思われる。例えば、エコノミークラス症候群は、じっと座っていると脚の血流が滞って血栓ができ、それが流れて行って肺の塞栓症が起こる病気で急に呼吸困難が起こる。新型コロナの場合も、肺炎による呼吸困難だけでなく、肺塞栓症のせいで突然呼吸困難が起こる可能性があるようだ。脳の血管が詰まれば脳梗塞、心臓なら心筋梗塞、腎臓なら腎不全というように、 この病気・COVID-19 で見られるいろいろな症状や合併症はウイルス感染によって血栓症 や塞栓症が起こることで説明できるかもしれない。」

となると、従来から重症化のメカニズムと言われていたサイトカイン・ストームとの関係 はどうなるのだろう。

増田教授;
「サイトカインが過剰産生されると、それによって血管内皮細胞が傷つけられ、 血栓ができやすくなることは従来から知られている。従って、ウイルスだけでなく、サイト カイン・ストームも血管炎や血栓・塞栓症を引き起こしている可能性がある。逆に、血管が傷つくことがサイトカイン・ストームの引き金になっている可能性もあり、卵と鶏のような関係かもしれない。その結果、いろいろな臓器で血栓症や塞栓症が起こって血液が行き渡らなくなり多臓器不全に陥るため、最悪の場合、死に至るということが考えられる。」

高齢者は動脈硬化があったり、肥満の人は血中の脂質が多かったりで、血栓ができやすいという。糖尿病患者なども既に血管にダメージを受けている人が多いらしい。こうしたリスク・基礎疾患のある人が比較的重症化しやすいのはやはりこのウイルスが血管を標的にするからだと考えると説明がつくのかもしれない。一方で子供や若者に感染しても無症状や軽症が多いのは血管が綺麗で血栓ができにくいからとも考えられるという。


「飽食の時代に対するウイルスからの警鐘」

年齢と共に、体のあちこちにガタがくるのは避けられないのだが、血栓ができやすい体質だったり、血栓ができてしまったりしたら、もう打つ手は無いのだろうか。

増田教授;
「体のどこかで血栓ができると D ダイマーという物質の数値が上ってくるのが 血液検査でわかる。そういうケースでは、血液が固まるのを抑える薬や、できてしまった血栓を溶かす薬などを使って、血管を詰まりにくくすることは可能である。実際、新型コロナ ウイルス感染症の重症患者にもこういった薬が使われ、奏効している例はあるようだ。」

「だから、理想を言えば、普段から食生活に配慮したり、運動を心がけたりして、高脂血症や肥満を防ぐことが望まれる。それがこの病気の重症化予防に繋がる可能性もある。70 年代に比べると現在の世界の肥満率は3倍になっていると聞く。もしかすると、この病気・ COVID-19 は飽食の時代に対するウイルスからの警鐘と言えるかもしれない。」

死亡率と肥満率の関係

ちなみにアメリカの成人の肥満率は 30%以上、ヨーロッパも20%を超えていると言われる。対して日本は4%台。欧米に比べ日本の死者が圧倒的に少ないのは、この肥満率も関係すると見る向きは少なくない。

もしも肥満防止がこの病気の重症化の予防になるなら、病院に行かなくとも比較的簡単 にトライできるのは有難いと考えるべきなのだろう。 また、感染して入院したり、ホテルや自宅で隔離・療養になった場合などには、エコノミ ークラス症候群の予防で言われるように適切な水分補給も役に立つのかもしれない。

更に、開発が進むワクチンが効くか効かぬか不明とのファウチ所長の懸念について、増田教授は「エイズウイルス(HIV)やC型肝炎ウイルスは感染して抗体ができてもウイルスを 排除できない。そしてどちらもワクチンの実用化に成功していない。ファウチ所長は HIV の研究に長年携わっており、ワクチン開発の難しさを知っているのだろう。」という。

そして「『ワクチンが悪い結果を引き起こす恐れ』というのは、デング熱ワクチンのことを言っているのかもしれない。一度実用化されたのだが、接種後にデングウイルスに感染すると重症化してデング出血熱になってしまう人が出てしまった。ワクチンでわざわざ作っ た抗体が却って悪さをする抗体依存性感染増強という現象が疑われた。新型コロナウイル スのワクチンについても、効果だけでなく副作用や安全性を十分検証しながら開発してい くことが肝要だ。」という。

第二波への備え

副作用について言えば、ワクチンだけではなく治療薬に関しても分からないことが多く、 楽観を戒めるべきというが、文字数の関係でこの稿では詳細は割愛する。

最近になって世界では既存薬の転用や新しい簡易検査キットが承認され始めている。こうした現代の科学技術がこの病気の重症化の予防に威力を発揮すれば、いずれやって来ると言われる第二波による直接被害を最小限に食い止めることが期待できる。そうなれば 経済被害の一層の深刻化も避けられる。 その時までに、このウイルスとそれが引き起こす病気の全貌が明らかになり、政府と関係業界が具体的で効果的な対応策を一致協力してまとめ実行に移していることを願いたい。

そうでなければ、ファウチ所長が警告するように「より多くの感染とより多くの死という有害な結果をもたらす。」恐れが出てくるからである。
“If you do not do an adequate response, we will have the deleterious consequence of more infections and more deaths.” 

サウジ作家 サウジ人はパレスチナ問題に対する関心を失った

サウジの世論はパレスチナに対する関心を失った。パレスチナは負けた。パレスチナと関係しても、サウジに何の利益もない。イスラエルと外交関係を樹立したトルコは経済発展した。イスラエルは先進(科学技術を持った)国で、付き合えばサウジに利益がある。同様にアラブ連盟にも関心がない。

・・・30年前くらいから行動で露骨に示していたので、知ってた速報。




Saudi writer claims public is 'indifferent' to Palestinian cause - report
"Israel is an advanced country and we can benefit from it. [When] Turkey established relations with Israel, it experienced great progress," he said.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
MAY 15, 2020 07:21
https://www.jpost.com/middle-east/saudi-writer-claims-public-is-indifferent-to-palestinian-cause-report-628111

Saudi writer Abdulhamed al-Ghobain gave an interview with BBC Arabic TV on May 10 in which he states that the Saudi public is no longer interested in the Palestinian cause or Arab interests, according to MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute).

The Saudi writer claims that within public opinion the Palestinians have effectively "lost" and failed to contribute, adding that their actions in general are "governed by their feeling: to which apparently the Saudi government and its people do not agree with.

“I am talking about public opinion. There is a deluge [of opinions] against the Palestinian cause. It is no longer just public support for normalization and building ties with Israel," Ghobain said.

"[Our] public has turned against the Palestinians in general. Unfortunately, the Palestinians have lost. The Palestinians have not contributed anything. We can say that they are emotional people whose behavior is governed by their feelings.”

Ghobain continued by elaborating that it is within Saudi Arabia's "strategic interest" and "economic interests" to keep channel open with Israel and continue the dialogue towards normalization and "maintain real relations with Israel."

"Israel is an advanced country and we can benefit from it. [When] Turkey established relations with Israel, it experienced great progress," he said.

However, Ghobain explained that the Saudi public opinion is not only lacks interest in the Palestinian cause, but with the Arab League "in general," adding this stance is beneficial in "keeping with their interests" to formulate ties with Israel.

“If you came to Saudi Arabia and conducted a survey – even among middle school and high school students – they will tell you that not only are they indifferent to the Palestinian cause, but the people in Saudi Arabia no longer care about Arabs as a whole.

“These opinions have been voiced very loudly in Saudi Arabia for the past two years. At first, it was said quietly, but now this voice is very loud. People say out in the open that they do not care about the Palestinian cause and about the Arabs in general, and that we must steer our relations in keeping with our interests," Ghobain said.

米英で高齢者死亡が多い理由は、老人ホームにコロナ患者を詰め込む行政命令

米国では、病院から退院したばかりのコロナ患者を老人施設に強制的に受け入れさせていた。カリフォルニア州ではコロナ死の40%が、ペンシルベニア州では60%が老人施設で発生していた。

イギリスでも全く同じ話があった。

コロナは悪意を持って人為的に作られた危機。全部インチキ。

(↓原文記事にはリンクが張ってある。)


How States Turned Nursing Homes Into ‘Slaughter Houses’ By Forcing Them to Admit Discharged COVID-19 Patients
Why did states order nursing homes to take in COVID-19 infected residents? F.A. Hayek's "fatal conceit" might hold the answer.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Jon Miltimore
https://fee.org/articles/how-states-turned-nursing-homes-into-slaughter-houses-by-forcing-them-to-admit-discharged-covid-19-patients/

At an April 23 press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo sounded indignant when a reporter asked if anyone had objected to New York’s policy of forcing nursing homes to admit recently discharged COVID-19 patients.

“They don’t have the right to object,” Cuomo answered before the reporter finished his question. “That is the rule, and that is the regulation, and they have to comply with it.”

New York isn’t the only state to adopt a policy ordering long-term care facilities to admit COVID-19-infected patients discharged from hospitals. New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California—three states also hit particularly hard by the novel coronavirus—passed similar policies to free up hospital beds to make room for sicker patients.

The practice is coming under increased scrutiny by health experts and family members of deceased patients who say the orders needlessly put the most susceptible populations at risk.

“The whole thing has just been handled awfully ... by everybody in regard to nursing homes,” said Kathleen Cole, a nurse who recently lost her 89-year-old mother who lived at Ferncliff Nursing Home in Rhinebeck, New York. “It’s like a slaughterhouse at these places.”

Cole, who shared her story with the Bucks County Courier Times, told the paper her mother, Dolores McGoldrick, became infected with COVID-19 on April 2 after Ferncliff re-admitted a resident who had been discharged in late March. Two weeks later her mother, a former school teacher, was dead.

McGoldrick is one of nearly five thousand COVID-19 victims who died in New York nursing homes, according to new figures from The New York Times. New York’s high nursing home death toll is not an outlier. California recently released data showing that some 40 percent of California’s COVID-19 fatalities have come from eldercare homes. In Pennsylvania, nursing homes account for 65 percent of COVID-19 deaths. Both states, like New York, had orders in place that required nursing homes to admit recently released COVID-19 patients.

These results are not surprising to some. Health experts and trade associations had warned early on that forcing nursing homes to take on newly discharged COVID-19 patients was a recipe for disaster, noting that such facilities didn’t have the ability to properly quarantine the infected.

“This approach will introduce the highly contagious virus into more nursing homes. There will be more hospitalizations for nursing home residents who need ventilator care and ultimately, a higher number of deaths. Issuing such an order is a mistake and there is a better solution,” American Health Care Association President and CEO Mark Parkinson announced in March after New York’s order went into effect.

David Grabowski, a professor of health policy at Harvard Medical School, sounded incredulous when asked about the policy.

“Nursing homes are working so hard to keep the virus out, and now we’re going to be introducing new COVID-positive patients?” Grabowski told NBC.

Richard Mollot, executive director of the Long Term Care Community Coalition in New York, echoed that sentiment.

“To have a mandate that nursing homes accept COVID-19 patients has put many people in grave danger,” Mollot told the Bucks County Courier Times.

The question, of course, is why states began ordering nursing homes to take in COVID-19 infected residents. The one thing we know of COVID-19, and have known from the beginning, is that the virus is particularly deadly for the elderly and people with compromised immune systems.

State leaders will have to answer that question themselves. But one answer might be that central planning is inherently irrational.

The Nobel Prize-winning economist F.A. Hayek observed that the problem with trying to centrally plan economies and other complex social orders is that central planners cannot possibly access, comprehend, and weigh the vast amount of information relevant to their sweeping decisions.

The only way to cope with this “knowledge problem” is by bringing to bear the special knowledge that each individual has about the matters he or she is intimately familiar with. And that can only happen through decentralized processes, like the market price system.

This lesson has been lost on many, but particularly so on politicians and bureaucrats who imagine they possess the knowledge to design a more perfect social order. As Hayek famously explained in The Fatal Conceit:

The curious task of economics is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design. To the naive mind that can conceive of order only as the product of deliberate arrangement, it may seem absurd that in complex conditions order, and adaptation to the unknown, can be achieved more effectively by decentralizing decisions and that a division of authority will actually extend the possibility of overall order. Yet that decentralization actually leads to more information being taken into account.

This is why individuals are more competent decision-makers about their own affairs than governments. For this reason, a society that removes decision-making from individuals and places it in the hands of central planners invites disorder and endangerment, the economist Thomas Sowell has observed.

"It is hard to imagine a more stupid or more dangerous way of making decisions than by putting those decisions in the hands of people who pay no price for being wrong," wrote Sowell.

Media were quick to describe the nursing home tragedy as a “market failure,” pointing out that 70 percent of nursing homes in the US are for-profit. This is hardly a market failure, however. Long-term care facilities saw the danger and warned public officials what would happen.

What were they told?

“That is the rule, and that is the regulation,” Cuomo told them, “and they have to comply with it.”

Gov. Cuomo and other officials responsible for these policies are guilty of Hayek’s fatal conceit. In their hubris, they presumed to know enough to centrally plan a complex society’s response to a complex pandemic, and to know more than individuals with local knowledge, industry expertise, and skin in the game, like the elder care experts and businesspeople who tried to warn policymakers about the disastrous effects the policy would have.

This presumption may stem from another kind of conceit: the dictatorial arrogance on display when Cuomo indignantly insisted that unquestioning compliance was the only appropriate response to his mandate.

Tragically, that conceit was quite literally fatal for many of the most vulnerable members of society.

Jonathan Miltimore is the Managing Editor of FEE.org. His writing/reporting has appeared in TIME magazine, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, and Fox News.

トランプ氏、中国のコロナ対応に「心底失望」 関係断つ可能性も示唆

国内で流通している医薬品の原材料の80%を中国に依存している国が、断交できるんですか?やれるものならやってみろ。ばーか(笑)



トランプ氏、中国のコロナ対応に「心底失望」 関係断つ可能性も示唆
5/14(木) 20:10配信
https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20200514-00000126-reut-cn

5月14日、トランプ米大統領は、FOXビジネス・ネットワークとのインタビューで、中国には非常に失望したと発言した。ホワイトハウスで13日撮影(2020年 ロイター/Kevin Lamarque)

[ワシントン 14日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領は14日、新型コロナウイルスを巡る中国の対応に非常に失望したと述べるとともに、現時点で習近平国家主席との対話は望んでいないとし、中国と関係を断つ可能性も示唆した。

【写真記事】行き場失ったクルーズ船、マニラ湾に群れなし停泊

トランプ大統領はFOXビジネス・ネットワークとのインタビューで「中国には非常に失望した。中国は(新型コロナの流行を)なすがままに任せるべきではなかった」と言明。「せっかく素晴らしい通商合意を結んだのに、今はそう感じられない。協定署名のインクが乾かないうちに新型コロナの感染が広がったからだ」とし、新型コロナのパンデミック(世界的大流行)が米中通商合意に暗い影を落としているという認識を示した。

米中は今年1月に「第1段階」の通商協定で署名したが、その直後に新型コロナの感染が拡大した。

習近平国家主席との関係は良好だが「今は彼と話したくない」とし、通商協定の再交渉には関心がないと強調した。

さらに、中国に対し「われわれには多くの措置を講じることが可能だ。関係を完全に断ち切ることもできる」と発言。中国から年間輸入額に言及し、「関係を断絶すれば、5000億ドルを節約できる」とも言明した。

また、トランプ大統領は新型コロナについて、発生源よりも中国の対応を重視するとし「ウイルスの発生源が研究所だろうがコウモリだろうが、中国であることに間違いはない。中国はそれを阻止すべきだったし、できたはずだ」とした。

ムニューシン米財務長官はフォックス・ビジネス・ネットワークとのインタビューで「大統領は非常に懸念しており、全ての選択肢を検討している。ウイルスが米国の経済や雇用、国民の健康にもたらす影響をわれわれは心配している。大統領は米国の雇用と労働者を守るため全てのことを行う」と強調した。

さらに「非常に難しく複雑な問題で、より多くの情報が必要であることを大統領は明確にしている」とし、何が起こっているかを中国側はわれわれに理解させなかったが、米国民には全ての事実を知って理解する権利があると指摘した。

一方、シンクタンクの戦略国際問題研究所(CSIS)のスコット・ケネディー氏は、トランプ大統領の発言を「危険な虚勢」と指摘。「対話を避けることは、世界的な協調が必要とされる危機の解消において効果的な戦略ではない。ましてや中国との経済関係の断絶は米経済に大きな打撃を及ぼす」と警鐘を鳴らした。

ロシア北極圏産の原油は超超高品質の軽質油

Taymyr PeninsulaのVostok原油は、硫黄分含有率が概ね0.14%と高品質なので、かなりのプレミアムが付くとRosneftスポークスマンが発表。

Rosneft Expects to Sell Oil From Arctic Project Vostok Oil With Significant Premium
20:09 GMT 12.05.2020
https://sputniknews.com/russia/202005121079285667-rosneft-expects-to-sell-oil-from-arctic-project-vostok-oil-with-significant-premium/

9/11国防総省墜落機の犯人を支援したサウジ外交官が特定された

FBIが間違えて公開してしまった、ということにされているが、昨今の米国サウジ関係悪化を背景に、「わざと」リークされたものではないかと思う。


FBI 'Mistakenly' Releases 9/11 Bombshell In Court: Key Saudi Diplomat Who "Tasked" Hijackers Named
by Tyler Durden
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 17:45
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/fbi-mistakenly-releases-911-bombshell-court-key-saudi-diplomat-link-hijackers-named

コロナ 濃厚接触するユダヤ教正統派の様子をご覧下さい 警察介入も意に介さず

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Hasidic Jews ignore social distancing rules during coronavirus lockdown as hundreds gather to mark festival despite previous Covid-19 rates being six times higher among Jewish people

Crowd of around 300 were spotted marking Lag B'Omer in Stamford Hill
Comes despite PM saying one person can only meet on other outside household
Last month, police broke up a wedding of 40 Hasidic Jews in Golders Green

By Sebastian Murphy-bates For Mailonline and Jake Wallis Simons, Associate Global Editor
Published: 22:27 BST, 12 May 2020
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8313205/Hasidic-Jews-ignore-social-distancing-rules-coronavirus-lockdown.html

記事にほかの写真あり。

ロックダウン政策推進派の顔ぶれ ビル・ゲイツ 製薬会社

イギリスでロックダウン政策を推進した人物に関する考察
その1
Who controls the British Government response to Covid–19?
by Vanessa Beeley
Wednesday, 22nd April 2020
https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/who-controls-british-government-response-covid19-part-one


先に、誰にも査読されていない独自の報告書をもとにロックダウン政策を政府に進言した著名な学者が、自身がコロナ感染治癒後すぐ自宅に愛人を連れ込み濃厚接触していたことが明らかになり批判された。

実はこの人物は、過去20年の間に動物感染症を理由に、誇張された危険を連呼し、殺す必要のない家畜を大量に殺処分してきた人物である。その結果、小規模な家族経営の酪農家が大量に姿を消し、大規模経営をするEUの企業に取って代わられ、イギリスの農村風景が一変した。

The Imperial CollegeのNeil Fergusson教授にまつわる数々の疑惑に関する告発記事。



その2
COVID–19: The Big Pharma players behind UK Government lockdown
Part 2 of 'Who controls the British Government response to Covid–19?'
by Vanessa Beeley
Wednesday, 6th May 2020
https://www.ukcolumn.org/article/covid%E2%80%9319-big-pharma-players-behind-uk-government-lockdown


学会が支持する統一的見解としての裏付けがないまま、一部の集団が誇張された危険を連呼することで全国民に不自由を敷いているロックダウン政策の背後にうごめく人物と組織に関する告発記事。

ITビジネスの商機拡大を目論む勢力(ビル・ゲイツ)、ワクチン接種の義務化による増収を目指す勢力(大手製薬会社、WHO)、感染症に対する一般人の恐怖心を利用して、国民の個別管理を一気に強めたい勢力(米英政府、ここではイギリス)。

生活に困窮した貧困層が、ビジネス再開許可を得たいがために、安全性検査が不十分な新開発ワクチンを打つことで「行動の自由」「移動の自由」を認める電子許可証を入手する社会が、もうそこまで来ている。



政府のコロナ対策に批判的な学者リストと彼らの発言
12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic
Mar 24, 2020

10 MORE Experts Criticising the Coronavirus Panic
Mar 28, 2020

8 MORE Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic
Apr 17, 2020



スイス・プロパガンダ研究所が取りまとめた新型コロナ情報

Facts about Covid-19
Updated: May 6, 2020; Share on: Twitter / Facebook
Languages: CZ, DE, EN, ES, FI, FR, GR, HBS, HE, HU, IT, JP, KO, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RU, SE, SI, SK, TR
https://swprs.org/a-swiss-doctor-on-covid-19/#latest

Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment. (Regular updates below)

“The only means to fight the plague is honesty.” Albert Camus, The Plague (1947)
Overview

According to data from the best-studied countries and regions, the lethality of Covid19 is on average about 0.2%, which is in the range of a severe influenza (flu) and about twenty times lower than originally assumed by the WHO.

Even in the global “hotspots”, the risk of death for the general population of school and working age is typically in the range of a daily car ride to work. The risk was initially overestimated because many people with only mild or no symptoms were not taken into account.

Up to 80% of all test-positive persons remain symptom-free. Even among 70-79 year olds, about 60% remain symptom-free. Over 95% of all persons show mild symptoms at most.

Up to one third of all persons already have a certain background immunity to Covid19 due to contact with previous coronaviruses (i.e. common cold viruses).

The median or average age of the deceased in most countries (including Italy) is over 80 years and only about 1% of the deceased had no serious preconditions. The age and risk profile of deaths thus essentially corresponds to normal mortality.

In most Western countries, 50 to 70% of all extra deaths occurred in nursing homes, which do not benefit from a general lockdown. Moreover, in many cases it is not clear whether these people really died from Covid19 or from extreme stress, fear and loneliness.

Up to 50% of all additional deaths may have been caused not by Covid19, but by the effects of the lockdown, panic and fear. For example, the treatment of heart attacks and strokes decreased by up to 60% because many patients no longer dared to go to hospital.

Even in so-called “Covid19 deaths” it is often not clear whether they died from or with coronavirus (i.e. from underlying diseases) or if they were counted as “presumed cases” and not tested at all. However, official figures usually do not reflect this distinction.

Many media reports of young and healthy people dying from Covid19 turned out to be false: many of these young people either did not die from Covid19, they had already been seriously ill (e.g. from undiagnosed leukaemia), or they were in fact 109 instead of 9 years old.

The normal overall mortality per day is about 8000 people in the US, about 2600 in Germany and about 1800 in Italy. Influenza mortality per season is up to 80,000 in the US and up to 25,000 in Germany and Italy. In several countries Covid19 deaths remained below strong flu seasons.

Regional increases in mortality may be influenced by additional risk factors such as high levels of air pollution and microbial contamination, as well as a collapse in the care for the elderly and sick due to infections, mass panic and lockdown. Special regulations for dealing with the deceased sometimes led to additional bottlenecks in funeral or cremation services.

In countries such as Italy and Spain, and to some extent the UK and the US, hospital overloads due to strong flu waves are not unusual. In addition, up to 15% of doctors and health workers were put into quarantine, even if they developed no symptoms.

The often shown exponential curves of “corona cases” are misleading, as the number of tests also increased exponentially. In most countries, the ratio of positive tests to tests overall (i.e. the positive rate) remained constant at 5% to 25% or increased only slightly. In many countries, the peak of the spread was already reached well before the lockdown.

Countries without curfews and contact bans, such as Japan, South Korea or Sweden, have not experienced a more negative course of events than other countries. Sweden was even praised by the WHO and now benefits from higher immunity compared to lockdown countries.

The fear of a shortage of ventilators was unjustified. According to lung specialists, the invasive ventilation (intubation) of Covid19 patients, which is partly done out of fear of spreading the virus, is in fact often counterproductive and damaging to the lungs.

Contrary to original assumptions, various studies have shown that there is no evidence of the virus spreading through aerosols (i.e. particles floating in the air) or through smear infections (e.g. on door handles, smartphones or at the hairdresser).

There is also no scientific evidence for the effectiveness of face masks in healthy or asymptomatic individuals. On the contrary, experts warn that such masks interfere with normal breathing and may become “germ carriers”. Leading doctors called them a “media hype” and “ridiculous”.

Many clinics in Europe and the US remained strongly underutilized or almost empty during the Covid19 peak and in some cases had to send staff home. Numerous operations and therapies were cancelled, including some organ transplants and cancer screenings.
Several media were caught trying to dramatize the situation in hospitals, sometimes even with manipulative images and videos. In general, the unprofessional reporting of many media maximized fear and panic in the population.

The virus test kits used internationally are prone to errors and can produce false positive and false negative results. Moreover, the official virus test was not clinically validated due to time pressure and may sometimes react to other coronaviruses.

Numerous internationally renowned experts in the fields of virology, immunology and epidemiology consider the measures taken to be counterproductive and recommend rapid natural immunisation of the general population and protection of risk groups. The risks for children are virtually zero and closing schools was never medically warranted.

Several medical experts described vaccines against coronaviruses as unnecessary or even dangerous. Indeed, the vaccine against the so-called swine flu of 2009, for example, led to sometimes severe neurological damage and lawsuits in the millions.

The number of people suffering from unemployment, psychological problems and domestic violence as a result of the measures has skyrocketed worldwide. Several experts believe that the measures may claim more lives than the virus itself. According to the UN millions of people around the world may fall into absolute poverty and famine.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warned that the “corona crisis” will be used for the massive and permanent expansion of global surveillance. The renowned virologist Pablo Goldschmidt spoke of a “global media terror” and “totalitarian measures“. Leading British virologist professor John Oxford spoke of a “media epidemic”.

More than 500 scientists have warned against an “unprecedented surveillance of society” through problematic apps for “contact tracing”. In some countries, such “contact tracing” is already carried out directly by the secret service. In several parts of the world, the population is already being monitored by drones and facing serious police overreach.

(以上はサマリーのみ。以下にアップデートされた長文が続く)

ロシアでもコロナ感染拡大

政府高官4人、軍将校400人近くが感染。将校400人については、戦勝記念日に赤の広場で行う予定であったパレードのリハーサルで濃厚接触していたことが、市民によって動画撮影されているとか。

プーチン大統領は、しばらく前から隔離状態で、テレワークで指示を出している。

感染者数は最近急増したが、死者数はそれほどでもないみたいですね。




Putin's Longtime Spokesman Hospitalized With COVID-19
by Tyler Durden
Tue, 05/12/2020 - 09:19
https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/putins-longtime-spokesman-hospitalized-coronavirus

Dmitry Peskov, the longtime spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin and one of the most recognizable members of the Russian government - at least to reporters and others who closely follow Russian political news - has been hospitalized with advanced coronavirus symptoms, Russian newswire RIA Novosti reported.



Nearly 400 Russian Cadets Catch Coronavirus After Red Square Rehearsals
by Tyler Durden
Tue, 05/12/2020 - 13:50
https://www.zerohedge.com/health/nearly-400-russian-cadets-catch-coronavirus-after-red-square-rehersals

On April 16, one day before Vladimir Putin nixed a parade from a celebration marking the 75th anniversary of WWII (which was held on Saturday with a limited display), some 15,000 Russian cadets were rehearsing for their yet-to-be canceled demonstration in Red Square.

Nearly one month later, Russian website Proekt reported on Monday that at least 376 of the cadets contracted coronavirus. The report comes as Russia has the second-fastest rate of infections in the world after the US - with 11,000 new infections registered on Monday.

Via the Moscow Times:

The virus broke out among officers and cadets in at least five elite Russian military academies and one regiment — out of the more than 40 involved — following the parade rehearsals, Proekt cited participants and their relatives as saying.

“That YouTube video filmed by bus drivers was true, my son told me,” an unnamed mother of a naval infantry brigade soldier was quoted as saying, referring to unconfirmed footage of rehearsals outside Moscow which showed crowds of troops gathered in an apparent violation of social distancing guidelines.

The mother of a Defense Ministry Military University cadet said she believes that the officers played a bigger role in spreading Covid-19 than the rehearsals themselves. “Regular cadets have been [quarantined] since mid-March, but officers, cooks and teachers” could go in and out, she was quoted as saying.

食肉工場を検査する保健所職員197人がコロナ感染で職場離脱、120人が自主隔離 米国

一度は閉鎖した食肉工場を、大統領の命令で強制的に再開させてみたものの、労働環境に何らかの配慮をしたわけではない。その食肉工場を検査のため訪れた保健所職員が大量にコロナに感染し、職場を離脱する異常事態に発展している。

・・・もう米国に学ぶものはありません。



As coronavirus spreads in meat plants, nearly 200 USDA inspectors test positive
Lillianna Byington
May 11, 2020
https://www.fooddive.com/news/as-coronavirus-spreads-in-meat-plants-nearly-200-usda-inspectors-test-posi/577616/

Dive Brief

A U.S. Agriculture Department spokesperson told Food Dive that 197 field employees in the Food Safety and Inspection Service ​are absent from work after testing positive for coronavirus and 120 FSIS employees are under self-quarantine due to contact with or exposure to COVID-1​9 as of May 5.
The American
Federation of Government Employees, a union representing 6,500 federal food inspectors, said three inspectors have died in Illinois, Mississippi and New York, Meat and Poultry reported.

"FSIS has taken the unprecedented step of protecting its employees by allowing those inspectors in high-risk health categories to self-certify with their supervisor and excusing them from inspection duties until the risk from COVID-19 decreases or is mitigated," the spokesperson told Food Dive. "Additionally, FSIS now has enough masks and face coverings on hand to keep our inspection personnel supplied for the next few months. Despite these numbers our dedicated personnel are still meeting all of their inspection responsibilities so that consumers can continue to enjoy a safe supply of meat and poultry products."

Dive Insight:

As coronavirus has spread rapidly among meat plants across the country, it's not just the workers that are getting infected. Many people have strongly criticized the industry's response for waiting too long to implement safety precautions and close processing plants as thousands have tested positive for coronavirus and at least 20 workers have died. But the inspectors checking these facilities and their products are not immune to the virus either.

FSIS inspectors are classified as essential workers, so they have continued to travel to monitor these facilities. But as the plants become coronavirus hot spots, reports have shown the inspectors haven't been able to protect themselves adequately.

A FSIS inspector interviewed in Government Executive said moving inspectors exposed to an outbreak at one plant to another location isn't safe because they could then be coronavirus carriers and further the spread.

Last month, Politico reported many of the inspectors were expected to find their own protective gear since USDA wasn't able to secure face masks for all of its workers. In April, USDA said it would give a $50 reimbursement for inspectors to find their own, according to Politico. But now the department says it has enough masks.

Since more than 300 inspectors have either tested positive or self quarantined, that can make it challenging to inspect every plant. Recent closures, however, could make that easier. More than 20 meatpacking plants, including facilities run by Tyson Foods, JBS USA, Smithfield Foods and Cargill​, have closed temporarily or indefinitely following pressure from local authorities and their own workforce. But as plants start to reopen, the smaller FSIS workforce could weigh on meat processors.

Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump signed an executive order declaring meat plants as "critical infrastructure" using the Defense Production Act to keep these facilities open and help prevent shortages. But as plants reopen, inspectors will need to travel to them and there is still risk of the virus continuing to spread.

The new executive order puts USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue in charge of coordinating with companies to reopen or continue operations during the pandemic. Perdue previously said he anticipated plants would reopen in "days not weeks." Already, a major beef and pork plant for Tyson reopened with limited production last week after nearly 900 of its workers tested positive. A Smithfield plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where hundreds contracted the virus, also reopened with limited staff last week.

Several labor groups have criticized the USDA, asking if it can't protect its own employees from the virus, how can it protect workers? ​"The health and safety of federal inspectors and plant workers is in the hands of an industry that the administration is now pressuring to stay open, no matter the costs," Paula Schelling, acting president of the American Federation of Government Employees Council 45, which represents 6,500 federal food inspectors, said in a release.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Occupational Safety and Health Administration created guidelines calling for distancing and other safety measures, there are no requirements forcing companies to reconfigure facilities. And if inspectors continue to catch the virus traveling from plant to plant, they could risk spreading it themselves, or if even more get sick, then there may not be enough inspectors to properly check each facility. It's just the latest hurdle to challenge the meat industry hit hard during the recent pandemic.

「全てのイスラエル人と米国ユダヤ人はスパイ。米国から蹴り出すべき」とFBIスパイが発言(笑)

ジョージ・パパドポウロスにFBIが貼り付けていたスパイの録音がリークされた。

「全てのイスラエル人と米国ユダヤ人はスパイ。米国から蹴り出すべき」。

「私は1マイル先にいるユダヤ人を嗅ぎつけることができる」。

「(パパドポウロスが付き合っていた)イスラエル大使館勤務のアシスタント女性はロシア出身のユダヤ人。ロシア出身ユダヤ人は全て偽ユダヤ人だ」。

・・・これ、私の発言ではありませんから(爆)。




FBI SPY: Israeli Mossad Spies Need To Be Fu**ing Kicked Out Of USA
May 9, 2020
https://greatgameindia.com/fbi-spy-israeli-mossad-spies-need-to-be-fucking-kicked-out-of-usa/

According to a secret transcript that was just declassified, one of the spies the FBI deployed against George Papadopoulos said that Israelis and U.S. Jews are “all f—ing spies,” referred to them as “f—ing c—suckers,” and said they should all be executed. The declassified transcript published on Tuesday revealed a “confidential human source” (CHS) from the FBI quoted as saying that Israeli Mossad spies need to be fucking kicked out of USA.

The 206-page transcript captured conversation between Papadopoulos and an unidentified CHS, seemingly across one continuous episode on November 26, 2016. George Demetrios Papadopoulos is a former member of the foreign policy advisory panel to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.

On October 5, 2017, Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents about the timing and the possible significance of his contacts in 2016 relating to U.S.–Russia relations and the Donald Trump presidential campaign. He served twelve days in federal prison, then was placed on a 12-month supervised release.

During his supervised release from prison he participated in the filming of a still-unreleased docuseries. In March 2019, Papadopoulos released his book, Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump.

Papadopoulos is code-named “Crossfire Typhoon” (CT) throughout the transcript and referred to as such by an unidentified FBI agent at the beginning of the transcribed recording.

Foreign-policy advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump’s election campaign George Papadopoulos and his wife, Simona Mangiante Papadopoulos, arrive at U.S. District Court for his sentencing in Washington on Sept. 7, 2018. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)

The CHS is quoted as saying, “No fucking Russians here that aren’t fucking…same with the Israelis they’re all fucking spies. Those fucking cocksuckers. They should execute them all.”

“I can smell an Israeli from a mile away, dude,” said the CHS in another moment. “I can tell you who is fucking Israeli.”

The CHS joked about being extradited to Israel. “Yeah I’m-I’m saying you probably fucking…you’re probably working out a deal with them [Mossad] motherfuckers on me [to] be fucking extradited to Israel.”

When Papadopoulos said he dated an Israeli girl, the CHS disparaged Russian Jews as “fake Jews.”

PAPADOPOULOS: I-I was actually dating a girl, the numb-, the assistant to the number three Israeli Embassy.

CHS: You were dating?

PAPADOPOULOS: Yeah.

CHS: Assistant.

PAPADOPOULOS: She was the assistant.

CHS: What the fuck you were dating her for?

PAPADOPOULOS: She was probably was Mossad and that, that’s why she took a [UI].



PAPADOPOULOS: Russian Jews.

CHS: Russian Jew, those fake Jews.

PAPADOPOULOS: No, but who was born and raised in Israel.

CHS: Yeah, she’s a fake Jew.

The FBI claimed to have begun surveillance of the Trump campaign on July 31, 2016. Papadopoulos told the Daily Caller that the CHS is named Jeffrey Wiseman.

At a meeting in 1996 between the late Pakistani Foreign Minister Sahabzada Yaqub Khan and Henry Kissinger with James Goldsmith, the Pakistani foreign minister was then categorically told by Kissinger to “Look after our Boy #ImranKhan”. Read more 👉 https://t.co/5ZrcKUVTVl pic.twitter.com/cRGlJroUs4

— GreatGameIndia (@GreatGameIndia) October 18, 2019

Last year, one of the most high-profile Israeli spy network in the US was brought down by American intelligence. This secret high-society elite group was recently exposed on the global stage with the arrest of the sex-trafficking kingpin Jeffrey Epstein.

Welcome to the #HellfireClub – an 18th century British secret high-society elite club using perverted sexual desires as a cover to corrupt and infiltrate higher echelons of power in Govt (including India). The source of political sex-scandals.https://t.co/9uHKnSLNZo

— GreatGameIndia (@GreatGameIndia) July 13, 2019

Although, Epstein is portrayed as just another billionaire pedophile, he was actually a high-class Israeli spy. He used perverted sexual desires as a cover to corrupt and infiltrate higher echelons of power in government and businesses (including in India). This is the source of political sex-scandals and video-tapes which surface now and then when someone refuses to obey orders.

米軍参謀複数がコロナ感染または自主隔離、ホワイトハウスのシークレット・サービスは11人感染

大物ではペンス副大統領の側近に感染者が見つかったが、ペンスは自主隔離していないらしい。非常識の米国に学ぶものなし。

米国がきちんと機能しているのかどうか、だんだん心配になってきました。よく知らんけど(笑)。

White House On 'High Alert' As 11 Secret Service Agents Currently Positive For COVID-19
by Tyler Durden
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 09:49
https://www.zerohedge.com/health/white-house-high-alert-11-secret-service-agents-currently-positive-covid-19

Joint Chiefs Members Sidelined By COVID-19 As Alarm Grows Over White House Exposure
by Tyler Durden
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 09:50
https://www.zerohedge.com/health/joint-chiefs-staff-members-sidelined-covid-19-alarm-grows-over-white-house-exposure

ドイツでロックダウン反対のデモ続く ドイツ

ロックダウン反対のデモが数週間前から発生し、警察との間で衝突が続いている。

Anti-lockdown Protesters Clash With German Police As Virus Spread Accelerates
by Tyler Durden
Mon, 05/11/2020 - 04:15
https://www.zerohedge.com/political/anti-lockdown-protesters-clash-german-police-amid-virus-spread-accelerating


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUUDJzjywzA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jamK8AhMclc

日本では今のところ、こういうのはない。

ウクライナの地方警察がユダヤ人個人情報の提出を要求 ラビは拒否

ウクライナ西部イワノ・フランキフスク県(?)にあるコロミヤ市の警察署長が、「組織犯罪と民族別ギャングによる越境活動を取り締まるため、全てのユダヤ人およびユダヤ人学生の住所、氏名、携帯番号を提出するよう」要請する書簡をラビに送り、ラビがお断り申し上げると返答したことを、ウクライナ・ユダヤ委員会の世話人(世俗)がツイッターに写真付きで発表した。

コロミヤのユダヤ人人口は約6万人。

・・・ウクライナの過激な民族主義者に軍事支援したのは米国なので(←注目)、基本線として従うのが筋じゃないですか?(笑)米国がロシアから「解放」したウクライナでは、この種の事件が多発しているじゃないですか。遠くの国の小さな事件の一つひとつに、私たちがいちいち同情し共感なければいけないんですか?そんなことはないでしょう。

自力で周囲と良好な関係を保ち、自力で日々発生する事件を解決して下さい。

ラビの書簡は、「ユダヤ人の共同体は、ユダヤ人ギャングを死守します」と宣言しているというふうにも読めるし、遠くに住む第三者としては安直に賛同するわけには参りません(爆)。



警察署長から届いた要請書の写真
https://mobile.twitter.com/edolinsky/status/1259395991272411136/photo/1



‘Open anti-Semitism’: Leaked letter shows Ukrainian police demanded Jews’ names & addresses ‘to fight organized crime’
11 May, 2020 09:53
https://www.rt.com/news/488339-ukraine-police-list-jews/

Outrage is brewing in Ukraine after the leak of an inquiry letter in which the national police demanded the Jewish community in a small city disclose the names and addresses of its members, supposedly to fight organized crime.

The letter was apparently sent in mid-February by a senior police official to Yakov Zalishchiker, the Jewish leader in the city of Kolomyya in the western Ivano-Frankivsk region. The official said he needed to know the names, phone numbers, and addresses of Orthodox Jews and university students “of Jewish ethnicity” who belong to the community.

The data was said to be necessary to fight “transnational and ethnic criminal organizations,” which is the task of the department whose head sent the inquiry. Photo of the letter and Zalishchiker’s written refusal to comply were published on Sunday by Eduard Dolinsky, director of the Ukrainian Jewish Committee.

Ukraine’s National Police department demanded from the Jewish community of Kolomiya to provide police the list of all Jews with addresses and mobile phones and Jewish students in universities with addresses and phones. It is explained as fight against transnational criminal gangs pic.twitter.com/re7foVcgHi
— Eduard Dolinsky (@edolinsky) May 10, 2020

“It’s a total disgrace and open anti-Semitism,” Dolinsky told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “It’s especially dangerous when it comes from a law enforcement agency that we have to fight the very thing it is perpetrating.” The man regularly posts news about honors bestowed on Ukrainian nationalists who slaughtered Jews, Poles, and other ethnic groups, often on behalf of the occupying Nazi forces.

The police demand drags up haunting memories of the Holocaust, several Ukrainian public figures said, expressing outrage after learning about it. “First the mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk gives a state funeral to a veteran of the SS-Volunteer Division ‘Galicia’ with people dressed in Nazi uniforms standing around. Now the local police want a list of local Jews,” MP Maks Buzhansky said on Facebook. “What did you expect from them?”

Buzhansky was referring to a January event in the provincial capital. A veteran of the Waffen-SS unit, which was manned by Ukrainian nationalist volunteers and commanded by officers from the dreaded Nazi secret police, was laid to rest. The funeral was attended by top city officials and featured the unit’s flags and uniforms.

Why the honorary funeral of Nazi SS veteran in Ivano-Frankivsk is the satanic ritual? There were 40 thousand Jews out of 50 in this town by 1941. They all were brutally murdered by Nazis and local collaborators. Therefore, it’s double murder, desecration of their sacred memory. pic.twitter.com/kQJJQRczuE
— Eduard Dolinsky (@edolinsky) January 29, 2020

“Why don’t you call yourself ‘auxiliary police’ and add the Wehrmacht logo on the form,” prominent Ukrainian lawyer Andrey Portnov sarcastically suggested. “Those idiots are doomed.”

Kolomyya is home to 60,000 people, but the Jewish community headed by Zalishchiker lists only 81 members. It has been locked in a legal battle with the city authorities over the status of three Jewish cemeteries, one of which dates back to the early 17th century. In 2018, the authorities designated them as city parks. Zalishchiker said the move was meant to legitimize a cross memorial at one of the graveyards, which several nationalist groups erected one year prior.