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          What If Lindsey Graham Isn't Compromised, What If He's Just LIKE THAT?      Cache   Translate Page      


Bob Woodward's book Fear was released Tuesday so someone should get around to reading it to Donald Trump next week (Sarah Huckabee Sanders calls "not it!"). It exposes a great deal of dysfunction within the White House but also reveals the corruption that has seeped out of it like a failed sewer line into other branches of government. Perhaps there's no better or more disappointing example than Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Graham, of all the Vichy Republicans who capitulated to President Trump, was the loudest Cassandra about candidate Trump. He scathingly summed up Trump in 2015 as a "race-baiting, xenophobic religious bigot ... who doesn't have a clue about anything." Trump didn't spend 2016 at Clue! Academy. He actually ramped up the race-baiting and overall bigotry. Trump's election should've propelled Graham to the front lines of the NeverTrump conservative resistance with Evan McMullin, the guy he actually voted for, but instead he shifted course literally on election night, tweeting that Trump "defied laws about accepting aid from a hostile foreign power the odds and overcame many obstacles to win a stunning victory." Dude, this is the presidency. You're acting like Trump won the 2016 World Series.


Woodward's book describes Graham as playing a "starring role" in the Trump White House, practically "moving in" and attempting to exert his influence because, I dunno, maybe in this "race-baiting, xenophobic" administration he can get the trains to run on time. Collaboration with Trump has become the new "patriotism" and Graham is such a model collaborator, he should strut his stuff on a Paris runway.

Graham quickly wormed his way into Trump's good graces. He flattered him with a bunch of bare-ass lies about how only Trump, "the ultimate deal maker," could "right the ship" in Congress. Yeah, asshole's been divorced twice and sued literally thousands of times, but he'll resolve all the partisan rancor in Washington. This shameless self-abasement was enough to win Graham some golf dates with the putter-in-chief, and Trump pressed him relentlessly on why he wasn't his number one guy.

Trump wanted Graham's "100 percent" support instead of the "82 percent" he believed Graham was putting out (top off but bra still on, etc.). I'm not sure how Trump was getting these figures -- probably Ivanka and a slide rule. Graham massaged the issue, telling him he was a "good commander-in-chief" and that he was "cleaning up" Obama's mess. This satisfied Trump so he later offered Graham an ambassadorship to Pakistan. Graham shrewdly turned this down because he knew what's just where you send away the mistress so she'll stop asking you to leave your wife. He wanted to stay close and push Trump toward his own "hawkish view of foreign policy." Idiots claimed during the election that Trump was less "hawkish" than Hillary Clinton, and even if they were right (idiots usually aren't, though), Graham was actively working to undermine Trump's possibly one good idea. Trump even wondered when we might get around to ending the war in Afghanistan and Graham insisted NEVER! because the "good vs. evil never ends." Yo Joe!

Last September, Graham reportedly advised Trump to "encourage" China to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and replace him with a general "they control." That's gangster shit and is also precisely why so many other nations hate us. Graham isn't even Tom Hagen to Trump's Sonny Corleone. He's like Connie Corleone in The Godfather Part III. If I'm gonna live in a gangster movie, I want it to at least be a good one.

But this doozy Woodward drops regarding Graham and the late John McCain is really sickening.

Torn between his longtime friendship with the late U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and his efforts to influence Trump, Graham worked to repair the relationship between them by arranging a dinner with Trump, McCain and McCain's wife Cindy.

Graham tried to trade his supposed friend's soul for some Groupon promo codes. That's just low. Trump also offered to buy off the McCains by making Cindy an "ambassador focused on human trafficking," which she already does pretty well without him.

Graham later boasted of "managing" McCain so the GOP could screw poor people without the senator's whispers of conscience getting in the way.

Graham said his “chief job is to keep John McCain happy," to keep the senator from bucking his party's leadership," Graham said.

One of the few "good Republican" things about Graham was that he bucked the hardliners in his party on immigration. He was involved in the "Gang of Eight" immigration bill, which wasn't enough to get past the GOP-controlled House. Despite becoming BFFs with repulsive racist Steve Bannon (they spoke "every day" before Bannon left the White House), Graham still tried to promote sane immigration policies, which mostly failed and only resulted in Trump insulting people and eventually jailing immigrant children.

I confess I hoped that Putin had a file a foot deep on Graham, and his whiplash-inducing about-face was a clear indication he was compromised somehow. But Fear raises the very real possibility that Graham just thought he could control the mad king. The New York Times op-ed revealed that a lot of people believe they can use Trump to their advantage. "Fear" isn't strong enough to describe how it feels to learn that people like Graham are willing to look evil in the face, shrug, and say, "Maybe we can cut a deal?"

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          Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections      Cache   Translate Page      

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough.

"We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about — that the integrity of our elections and our constitutional process are a high priority to him," said national security adviser John Bolton.

In the order, the president declared a national emergency, an action required under sanctions authority, to deal with the threat of foreign meddling in U.S. elections.

The order calls for sanctioning any individual, company or country that interferes with campaign infrastructure, such as voter registration databases, voting machines and equipment used for tabulating or transmitting results. It also authorizes sanctions for engaging in covert, fraudulent or deceptive activities, such as distributing disinformation or propaganda, to influence or undermine confidence in U.S. elections.

It requires the national intelligence director to make regular assessments about foreign interference and asks the Homeland Security and Justice departments to submit reports on meddling in campaign-related infrastructure. It also lays out how the Treasury and State departments will recommend what sanctions to impose.

With the midterm elections now two months away, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats said the U.S. is not currently seeing the intensity of Russian intervention that was experienced in 2016, but he didn't rule it out. He said the U.S. is also worried about the cyber activities of China, North Korea and Iran.

Coats said Trump's order directs intelligence agencies to conduct an assessment within 45 days after an election to report any meddling to the attorney general and Department of Homeland Security. The attorney general and Department of Homeland Security then have another 45 days to assess whether sanctions should be imposed.

"This clearly is a process put in place to try to assure that we are doing every possible thing we can, first of all, to prevent any interference with our elections, to report on anything we see between now and the election, but then to do a full assessment after the election to assure the American people just exactly what may have happened or may not have happened," Coats said.

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., are pushing a bill that would prohibit foreign governments from purchasing election ads, using social media to spread false information or disrupting election infrastructure. They said Trump's order recognizes the threat, but doesn't go far enough.

The order gives the executive branch the discretion to impose sanctions for election meddling, but the bill would spell out sanctions on key economic sectors of a country that interferes. Those backing the legislation say that under the bill, a nation would know exactly what it would face if caught.

Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, ranking Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, said the order leaves the president with broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions. "Unfortunately, President Trump demonstrated in Helsinki and elsewhere that he simply cannot be counted upon to stand up to (Russian President Vladimir) Putin when it matters," said Warner, who is sponsoring the bill.

At a July 16 news conference with Putin in Helsinki, Trump was asked if he would denounce what happened in 2016 and warn Putin never to do it again. Trump did not directly answer the question. Instead, he delivered a rambling response, including demands for investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server and his description of Putin's "extremely strong and powerful" denial of meddling.

That drew outrage from both Republican and Democrats.

Trump has pushed back, saying that no other American president has been as tough on Russia. He has cited U.S. sanctions and the expulsion of alleged Russian spies from the U.S.

Mike Rogers, former director of the National Security Agency, said he thought Trump missed an opportunity in Helsinki to publicly scold Russia for meddling. Rogers said when he used to talk to Trump about the issue, Trump would often respond to him, saying "Mike, you know, I'm in a different place."

Rogers said he would tell Trump: "Mr. President, I understand that, but I'm paid by the citizens of the nation to tell you what we think. Sir, this is not about politics, it's not about parties. It's about a foreign state that is attempting to subvert the very tenets of our structure."

In his first public comments since he retired in June, Rogers said: "That should concern us as citizens. That should concern us leaders. And if we don't do something, they (the Russians) are not going to stop."

Rogers, who spoke Tuesday night at the Hayden Center at George Mason University in Virginia, also said earlier media reports claiming Trump had asked him to publicly deny any collusion between Moscow and Trump's campaign were inaccurate.

James Clapper, the former national intelligence director who appeared with Rogers and other former intelligence officials, said he personally believes that the Russian interference did influence the outcome of the 2016 election, but didn't elaborate.

"The Russians are still at it. They are committed to undermining our system," Clapper said. "One of the things that really disturbs me is — that for whatever reason, I don't know what it is — the president's failure to dime out Putin and dime out the Russians for what they are doing."

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          US Seeks to Impose Cost for Election Meddling      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States is hoping to use the threat of calibrated sanctions to deter individuals, companies or countries from attempting to interfere with the midterm elections in November. President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing automatic sanctions against actors or entities assessed to have meddled with elections, whether by attacking America's election infrastructure or through the use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns. "It's a further effort, among several that the administration has made, to protect the United States against foreign interference in our elections and really our political process more broadly," National Security Adviser John Bolton said Wednesday while briefing reporters. "We felt it was important to demonstrate the president has taken command of this issue, that it's something he cares deeply about," Bolton added. "This order, I think, is a further demonstration of that." Russian meddling attempts There have been ongoing concerns about possible attempts by Russia to meddle with the upcoming November vote as a follow-up to what intelligence officials have assessed to be a fairly successful effort to meddle with the 2016 U.S. presidential election. But Bolton and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said the new executive order is not country specific, citing evidence that China, Iran and North Korea may also be working to influence the midterm election in November. "We see attempts," Coats told reporters Wednesday, repeating previous assertions that the U.S. intelligence community has yet to see "the intensity of what happened back in 2016." "In terms of what the influence is and will be, we continue to analyze all that," Coats added. "This is an ongoing effort here, and it has been for a significant amount of time, and will continue on a, literally, 24-hour-a-day basis until the election." The new executive order gives U.S. intelligence agencies 45 days after an election to report any efforts to meddle with the outcome. The U.S. attorney general and the Department of Homeland Security will then have 45 days to review those findings. If they agree with the assessment, it would trigger automatic sanctions. Those sanctions could include blocking access to property and interests, restricting access to the U.S. financial system, prohibiting investment in companies found to be involved, and even prohibiting individuals from entering the U.S. Additionally, the order authorizes the State Department and the Treasury Department to impose further sanctions, if deemed necessary. Bolton denied that recent criticism of Trump, and his interactions with President Vladimir Putin during their summit in Helsinki, played any role in issuing the executive order. In Helsinki, Trump told reporters he accepted Putin's denial of Russian meddling in the 2016 election over the U.S. intelligence community's assessment and later tried to clarify his statement in a tweet affirming support for the intelligence community. "The president has said repeatedly that he is determined that there not be foreign interference in our political process," Bolton said. "Today he signed this executive order, so I think his actions speak for themselves." Additional measures possible Still, Bolton left open the possibility that the White House could work with U.S. lawmakers on additional measures. Already, members of Congress have introduced various pieces of legislation aimed at setting out stiff penalties for Russia and other countries who seek to meddle with the U.S. electoral process. And some lawmakers said Wednesday the Trump administration's latest effort does not go far enough. "An executive order that inevitably leaves the president broad discretion to decide whether to impose tough sanctions against those who attack our democracy is insufficient," Mark Warner, the Democratic ranking member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "If we are going to actually deter Russia and others from interfering in our elections in the future, we need to spell out strong, clear consequences, without ambiguity," Warner added. Republican Senator Marco Rubio said that while the order is a step in the right direction, it is not enough. "The @WhiteHouse & @POTUS deserve credit for taking this action. They did as much as they could do with an executive order but are limited from going further without legislation," he tweeted. Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been critical of Trump for failing to fully enact a sanctions law that they passed over a year ago, even though the U.S. Treasury Department did impose major sanctions against 24 Russians as a result. But Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Republican Richard Burr expressed hope late Wednesday the new executive order will "send a clear message" to Russia, Iran and others. "[The executive order] strengthens our ability to quickly and appropriately hold responsible anyone who interferes in our elections," Burr said in a statement.
          A State of Mind: Teens in North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

There are many questions about North Korea and A State of Mind will answer some of them. The winner of the Pyongyang International Film Festival, this film follows the lives of two teens living privileged lives in Pyongyang, North Korea. Join us for a viewing of the documentary A State of Mind on September 26, 2018 at 4PM in the Lower Level, followed by a discussion and refreshments.


          Bob Woodward Explains in Vivid Detail How Trump Throws Tantrums When Confronted With the Truth on MSNBC's Morning Joe      Cache   Translate Page      
“I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “... I don’t want to deal with it."

Bob Woodward explained to MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that President Donald Trump is fundamentally incapable of facing reality — and throws tantrums to avoid the truth.

The journalist and author said much of the best reporting on Trump’s presidency has focused on the Russia investigation, but Woodward said he uncovered a troubling pattern in all of the president’s failures.

“In the foreign policy areas, the handling of North Korea, Afghanistan, the Middle East, all of the immigration issues, all of the trade issues, I was able to excavate and find out actually what happened,” Woodward said. “This is the pattern — he won’t face what’s real.”

Woodward had written books on nine presidents from Richard Nixon to Trump, and he said each one is different, but he said the current president has a defining characteristic.

“I think the key in examining Trump is actually what will he do when people present him with facts?” he said. “For instance, it sounds a little esoteric, but the World Trade Organization, which the United States is a member of — very important, allows us to file complaints of unfair trade practices — and there’s a meeting in the Oval Office and the president says, ‘Well, the World Trade Organization is the worst organization ever. We lose all of our cases.'”

Trump’s advisers presented him with data that showed the U.S., in fact, won 85.7 percent of the cases it brought before the organization, and he simply rejected their data.

“He says, ‘No, that’s not true,’ and the people are saying, ‘Look, call the U.S. trade representative, your guy, and he will confirm this,'” Woodward said.

Woodward said the president simply refused.

“I don’t want to hear it,” Trump said, according to Woodward. “I don’t want to call him, I don’t want to deal with it.”

The president flat-our rejects information that challenges his biases and beliefs, the reporter said.

“At some point, he gets literally where the aides ask him, ‘Where did you get these ideas?'” Woodward said. “And he will say, ‘Well, I’ve had them for 30 years, they’re right and if you disagree, you’re wrong.'”

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           Japan’s New Ship-Based Interceptor Shoots Down a Ballistic Missile in Test       Cache   Translate Page      

As the State Department presses North Korea to give up its nuclear ambitions, one neighbor isn’t taking any chances. The Japanese military, working with the U.S. Navy, shot down a mock ballistic missile with one of their new Atago-class destroyers on Tuesday.


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One tweet away from Armageddon

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When a simpleton runs the world:

According to Woodward, the president is obsessed by the fact that the U.S. pays $3.5 billion a year to station troops in South Korea as a first line of defense against the North. "I don't know why they're there," he said at one meeting. "Let's bring them all home." At another meeting, Secretary of Defense James Mattis starkly why the U.S. has 28,000 troops in Korea: "We're doing this in order to prevent World War III."

"The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea." - President Trump at the United Nation, Sept. 19, 2017

The standoff with North Korea has been eased, for the moment, by the Singapore Summit, which brought together two leaders who had been trading nuclear threats and schoolyard insults.

Trump: "'Rocket Man' is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime."

The president later made that "Little Rocket Man" on Twitter, which he told Rob Porter "may be my best ever." When Porter asked if it might provoke Kim, according to Woodward, the president replied, "It's leader versus leader, man versus man, me versus Kim."

The most dangerous moment of the standoff, Woodward says, came when the president went to work on another tweet: "He drafts a tweet saying 'We are going to pull out dependents from South Korea ... Family members of the 28,000 people there.'"

That tweet was never sent, because of a back channel message from North Korea that it would regard a pullout of dependents as a sign the U.S. was preparing to attack. "At that moment there was a sense of profound alarm in the Pentagon leadership that, 'My God, one tweet and we have reliable information that the North Koreans are going to read this as an attack is imminent,'" Woodward said.

I wonder how that happened, exactly?

I mean, does the president draft foreign policy tweets and have people look them over? How did it come to pass that he never sent it? Did someone rush in with the "back channel" news that it would start World War III? Maybe the book answers that question. I hope so because I think we are all under the impression that Trump runs his twitter feed as he sees fit, with some assists from his social media guys who send out the odd endorsement tweet or anodyne public announcement. If he actually drafts them and circulates them it would be nice to know what that process is.

Anyway, assuming this is true, it's scary as hell. Trump's obsession with what he calls "wasting money" is based upon his total ignorance about .... well, everything. He came up with one big idea --- that America is being screwed by other countries --- about 30 years ago and is too goddamned dumb to ever learn anything else.

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According to Woodward, Trump at one point asked his military leaders why the United States couldn't just withdraw from the Korean Peninsula. They explained to him that it would mean we wouldn't know about North Korean missile launches for 15 minutes rather than learning about them almost instantly, within seven seconds. This is the flap that led Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to reportedly suggest Trump was intellectually and temperamentally akin to “a fifth- or sixth-grader."

What The Washington Post's story Tuesday didn't detail, though, is that this exchange didn't happen early in Trump's presidency; it came on Jan. 19, 2018 — almost exactly one full year into it. It came months after North Korea had threatened an attack on Guam, a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean. It also came a couple months after North Korea said it had developed a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could reach the continental United States.

What got Mattis's goat, according to the book, was that he felt like they'd had this exact conversation many times before, and Trump refused to either remember or process it. As Mattis explained the reasons for a U.S.-South Korean alliance, Trump repeatedly returned to the idea that the United States is running a trade deficit with South Korea — suggesting the alliance was hurting the American economy. Mattis tried to explain that having troops in South Korea was actually the most cost-effective — and effective, period — means of preventing World War III. Trump, who often seems to misunderstand what exactly a trade deficit means, wouldn't have it.

"But we're losing so much money in trade with South Korea and others,” Trump pushes back at one point, according to Woodward.

At another: “We're spending massive amounts for very rich countries who aren't burden-sharing."

And at another: “I think we could be so rich if we weren't so stupid. We're being played [as] suckers, especially NATO."

Trump would argue this was merely him “question[ing] everybody and everything,” but it didn't seem to come off that way to Mattis. According to Woodward's reporting, it seemed to be Trump asking the same dumb middle-school-esque questions for the millionth time. And it drew a curt rebuke from Mattis that took those in the room aback.

The president of the United States is a stupid, spoiled rich heir to a fortune who never, ever picks up a tab, who tips like a miser and treats anyone without money like a servant. We all know people like that. That's the vision he has for America. Only, in this case, he's going to end up getting us all killed.



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          Joint Seoul-Pyongyang 2032 Olympic Bid To Be Pitched By South Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

Sports officials in South Korea will reportedly pitch a joint 2032 Olympic Games bid to its North Korean Neighbours next week during the inter-Korean Summit. South Korean Sport Minister Do Jong-Hwan told local media Wednesday during a meeting in Tokyo “I plan to make this proposal to the North for the settlement of peace.” “Seoul and […]

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          N. Korean, Park Jin-Hyok Charged With Global Cyber Attacks      Cache   Translate Page      
By: Denise Simon | Founders Code U.S. CHARGES NORTH KOREAN HACKER Federal prosecutors charged a North Korean man, Park Jin-Hyok, with crimes in connection with a series of costly cyber attacks around the globe, including the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2018, the heist of Bangladesh’s central bank in 2017, and the hack of Sony Pictures [...]
          WHY PUBLIC DIPLOMACY MATTERS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA      Cache   Translate Page      


WHY PUBLIC DIPLOMACY MATTERS ON THE KOREAN PENINSULA

A PD Goes Local Event

From summit diplomacy to sports diplomacy, the role of public diplomacy continues to grow when it comes to security challenges on the Korean Peninsula. In the Western hemisphere, many questions arise: How does the American public view U.S. policy toward North Korea and the core issue of denuclearization? How critical is public diplomacy in dealing with these tensions? What diplomatic options exist for furthering dialogue and rebuilding peace in the region?

The USC Center on Public Diplomacy, the Indiana University School of Global and International Studies and The International Center will bring together leading experts in public opinion and public diplomacy for a timely discussion to broaden our understanding of the critical issues in this volatile region.

Panelists include:

Ira Helfand, MD, Physicians for Social Responsibility, Co-Chair, Nuclear Weapons Abolition Committee, and member of the steering committee at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)Emily Metzgar, Indiana University, Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, The Media SchoolMark MintonIndiana University, School of Global and International StudiesJacob PoushterSenior Researcher, Pew Research Center

 

Reception to follow.

This program is part of CPD's "Public Diplomacy Goes Local" initiative. It explores the global public diplomacy landscape from a local vantage point. The inaugural program was held at the University of Oklahoma in fall 2018.

This program is made possible by a grant from the Korea Foundation. Read more here.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 6:00pm

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          China and Russia on a Nuclear North Korea: Policy Alignment, Divergent Relationships      Cache   Translate Page      
What is the state of Sino-DPRK and Russia-DPRK relations? A quick glance might led one to think there is total Chinese and Russian policy convergence vis-a-vis Korea, but the evidence indicates significant differences in how Moscow and Beijing see the DPRK. Anthony Rinna explains.
          You can't count on superpowers but you can count on nuclear weapons      Cache   Translate Page      
score political points
政治的な点数を稼ぐ



Without giving up a single nuclear weapon, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un managed to stage an enormous military parade and STILL score political points with two superpowers - the U.S. and China. Is Kim calling the shots as he seeks a second summit with President Donald Trump? pic.twitter.com/gNR7WXFK02

— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) 2018年9月11日


非核化することなく、米国、中国に対して政治的な点数を稼いだ北朝鮮。


ーーーなぜか、ってそれは、核武装しているからでしょう。

 トランプをみてわかるとおり、超大国は頼りにならない。しかし、超大国は小国や同盟国は無視、軽視できても、核兵器は無視できない。核兵器は頼りになるのだ。


日本の米国一辺倒の安全保障政策は抜本的に変革していく必要がある。

安全保障のために、大量な核兵器をもっている米軍に護ってもらうのはよくて、自分で核兵器もって自分を護っちゃいけない、というのはおかしな話だわなああ。

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北朝鮮へ先制攻撃「鼻血作戦」 トランプ氏暴露本で判明
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Obama weighed pre-emptive strike against North Korea after fifth nuclear blast and missile tests near Japan in 2016, Woodward book claims
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“The Pentagon reported that the only way ‘to locate and destroy — with complete certainty — all components of North Korea’s nuclear program’ was through a ground invasion,” Woodward wrote. “A ground invasion would trigger a North Korean response, likely with a nuclear weapon.”

Obama considered such action “unthinkable,” the book said.



‘Trump ordered a preemptive strike on N. Korea 1 month into presidency,’ a book says
Posted September. 06, 2018 08:07, Updated September. 06, 2018 08:07


The most shocking account of all is President Trump, one month into his presidency, asking Joseph F. Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to plan for a preemptive military strike on North Korea. Dunford is said to have been baffled.

The book said President Trump was skeptical about the significance of the U.S. military presence in South Korea in January this year. According to NBC’s report, President Trump was set to order the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula in May ahead of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, but White House Chief of Staff John Kelly talked him out of it. Judging from the controversy surrounding the U.S. plan to deliver a “bloody nose” attack against North Korea earlier this year, the discussion on a preemptive military strike on North Korea seems to have been underway since Trump took office.
          Putin, Xi flip pancakes at Russian economic forum      Cache   Translate Page      

Putin, Xi flip pancakes at Russian economic forumRussian President Vladimir Putin and China's Xi Jinping on Tuesday took a break from the heavy lifting of international diplomacy to toss pancakes on the sidelines of an economic forum. Xi is one of the big names at the event in the Russian far eastern city of Vladivostok, where the focus has been on economic ties and North Korea. Photos showed Putin and Xi, wearing blue aprons, pouring out batter and turning the pancakes over before eating them with caviar and a shot of vodka.



          La logica del business contro la logica della politica      Cache   Translate Page      
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  • Definizioni




La logica è il metodo del ragionamento corretto. Lo studio della logica si concentra sull’analisi degli argomenti. Un argomento è una sequenza di affermazioni (chiamate premesse), che porta ad affermazioni successive (chiamate conclusioni).




Un argomento è valido quando le sue conclusioni derivano dalle premesse. In altre parole: se un argomento è valido e le premesse sono vere, le conclusioni sono necessariamente vere; se un argomento è valido e le premesse sono false, le conclusioni sono false; se un argomento non è valido, il ragionamento (conclusione), qualora possibile, non ha senso, a prescindere dalla verità o meno delle premesse.




La politica è, nei fatti, quella cosa che ognuno di noi riesce a percepire come “governo” di un insieme di persone in un determinato territorio, che si sottomette a determinate leggi impositive per essere “amministrato” e che, per questa amministrazione paga dei tributi imposti.


Business è un termine inglese che sta ad indicare nella sua espressione etimologica busy-ness una “occupazione”, e si contrappone al termine busyless che contraddistingue “lo sfaccendato”.




  • Premesse




Per il ragionamento di questo lavoro utilizzeremo tre grandi teorie scientifiche correnti:




  • il determinismo;




  • la teoria dei giochi;




  • la teoria del caso.




Per motivi di spazio dobbiamo dare per scontata la conoscenza delle suddette teorie, e ci mettiamo sin d’ora a disposizione personale del lettore per definire più in dettaglio ogni eventuale ed ulteriore approfondimento.




  • La Teoria deterministica.




Il determinismo, che la politica segue (o pretende di seguire, perché così può affermare che ogni sua azione deriva da un calcolo razionale che indichi preventivamente dove si va a finire con ogni decisione politica), è una teoria che afferma che, a condizione di ceteris paribus [1] ogni relazione esistente tra la variabile indipendente ed una o più variabili dipendenti di una funzione è calcolabile, determinabile.




  • La Teoria dei giochi




La teoria dei giochi ha chiaramente spiegato (Teorema del dilemma del prigioniero) come il comportamento certamente razionale di un elemento della relazione, quando non è supportato dalla trasparenza del comportamento dell’altro (o degli altri) elementi della ralazione stessa, possa anche condurre al risultato più svantaggioso. Per questo ha identificato nella “collaborazione”, piuttosto che nella “competizione”, la condizione ideale per raggiungere il massimo risultato. Questa teoria ha inoltre identificato due caratteristiche essenziali che permettono di capire la “logica” (quindi il corretto ragionamento) delle azioni umane. Queste due caratteristiche sono state chiamate “gioco a somma zero” e “gioco a somma non zero”. E’ un tipico gioco a somma zero una lotteria, dove la somma vinta dai vincitori è esattamente persa dai perdenti. In una lotteria non si crea “nuova ricchezza”, bensì si ridistribuisce la ricchezza dai perdenti ai vincitori. E’ paragonabile ad una lotteria la speculazione di Borsa (nonché t utte le altre forme speculative), dove coloro che guadagnano nella compravendita delle azioni lo fanno a danno di altri azionisti che perdono. In questo gioco non si crea e non si distrugge ricchezza reale, ma la si trasferisce solamente.




  • La Teoria del caso.




La teoria del caso ha chiaramente evidenziato come il determinismo nel comportamento umano non sia assolutamente rilevabile, evidenziando solo degli elementi “strange attractors” (attrattori indefinibili), che condizionano e guidano naturalmente (quindi in modo vero) i comportamenti umani e naturali. Un esempio per illustrare in modo semplice il concetto sopra esposto: se ho in mano una pallina da ping pong e con essa scendo in fondo al mare, quando la lascio, la pallina salirà certamente in superficie (perché è più leggera dell’acqua); se riprendo la stessa pallina e mi alzo in volo sul mare, quando la lascio questa cadrà certamente sulla superficie del mare (perché è più pesante dell’aria). In entrambi i casi nessuno è in grado di quantificare il tempo ed il punto esatto della superficie del mare in cui la pallina andrà a finire, ma tutti convengono che questa terminerà la sua azione sulla superficie del mare.




  • La logica del business.




Chi fa qualcosa (business), per essere logico (quindi razionale), deve ottenere il massimo risultato (profitto), pur non conoscendo le decisioni che prenderà la controparte (dinamica non lineare). Abbiamo sopra descritto con la teoria dei giochi come il determinismo non possa dettare nessun coportamento unilaterale che, seppur razionale, possa portare al massimo risultato. Abbiamo inoltre definito come la Teoria del caso identifichi gli strange attractors, overossia quelle condizioni che determinano il risultato di un qualsiasi evento non determinabile. Riteniamo, quindi, di poter concludere che proporre un contratto in cui tutte le parti abbiano il loro tornaconto, il loro profitto (anche se in misura non uguale), è la condizione ideale per raggiungere il massimo risultato. Questo risultato, stando alla Teoria dei giochi si ottiene con la collaborazione, non con la competizione.

Il business, pertanto, può essere identificato in un gioco a somma non zero, dove bisogna sempre creare nuova ricchezza, altrimenti nessuno partecipa, o dove il perdente sarà “attratto” dalla voglia di rivincita, che può innescare una lunga catena di “voglie di rivincita”. Tipica espressione del business di questo secondo tipo è la truffa, o l’attività del tipo “Ho fatto un affare ai danni di …”.




  • La logica della politica.




Chi fa politica, per essere logico, deve sottrarre potere (ricchezza, libertà, rispetto, ect.) a qualcun altro per aumentare il proprio. E’ un tipico gioco a somma zero dove non si crea alcuna nuova ricchezza, ma si ridistribuisce solo quella già esistente (vedi lotteria, speculazione, etc.). Ma al contrario della lotteria, o della speculazione, dove tutte le parti accettano reciprocamente il gioco con le sue regole, la politica, per sottrarre potere, deve ricorrere all’imposizione, ormai identificata nelle sue tre forme di: punizione, remunerazione, condizionamento. Gli strumenti tipici di acquisizione del potere sono:




  • la guerra, come strumento di punizione;




  • la corruzione, come strumento di remunerazione;




  • la manipolazione del consenso, come strumento di condizionamento.






  • 1° Conclusione




Gli Israeliani ed i Palestinesi stanno “giocando” secondo la logica della politica, perché se decidessero di usare la logica di business non avrebbero tempo di fare a sassate, ma dovrebbero lavorare per creare nuova ricchezza reciproca (profitto), ognuno secondo le proprie capacità, e le proprie volontà.

Che cosa porta una popolazione così evoluta tecnicamente quale quella israeliana a giocare alla “lotteria” con la popolazione più povera del mondo (quella palestinese)? Probabilmente una forma di educazione perversa, che ha instillato in loro il concetto che il torto si ripaga col torto, la forza si respinge con la forza, la tecnologia prevarrà sempre, e così via…, e che il business si fa a danno degli altri, e non per generare nuova ricchezza, ma per aumentare solo la propria.

Gli Stati Uniti, la più potente ed affascinante potenza mondiale di business, sono caduti nella stessa perversione israeliana, e si fa guidare dalla logica politica piuttosto che da quella di business nei suoi rapporti internazionali. Lo scrivente è profondamente convinto che gli Americani ritengano di esprimere con il loro comportamento la più ferrea logica deterministica (razionalità), quando invece nulla è determinabile se non con la cooperazione, cioè il coinvolgimento delle controparti.

Un solo punto a loro favore: la politica che riescono ad esprimere Irakeni, Europei, Russi e Cinesi è ancora più becera di quella americana. Nessuno vuole sostituire la logica di business alla logica politica, perché per tutti è molto più comodo rubare che vivere di lavoro.




  • Obiezione




La politica è la scienza che si occupa dell’amministrazione della cosa pubblica, vale a dire della “proprietà indivisa” di una comunità sociale, per cui tutti devono sottomettersi alle sue decisioni.




  • 2° Conclusione




Se così fosse, quella scienza dovrebbe tendere all’efficienza, vale a dire al raggiungimento del risultato massimo (massimo beneficio). Per fare questo, la politica dovrebbe operare generando nuova ricchezza (gioco a somma non zero), non ridistribuendo la ricchezza esistente (gioco a somma zero) attraverso l’imposizione fiscale.


Così facendo la sua logica sarebbe identica a quella di business, la sola logica che riesce ad accumunare gli interessi di tutti, e a generare interesse ad ogni transazione.


In un mercato libero, in mancanza di interesse tra le parti, il business non apre nessuna transazione.

Pertanto non ci sembra fattibile che in politica una maggioranza debba imporre il suo volere ad una minoranza. Mentre ci sembra fattibile che una minoranza possa imporre un business ad una maggioranza.




[1] Ceteris paribus (other things equal) means that in a relationship any dependent variables is calculated as function of the independent variable under the condition that all the other variables do not change.


Enrico Furia


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L’introduzione dell’euro non poteva avvenire in un clima peggiore per l’agricoltura.


Il clima invernale è stato tra i più rigidi degli ultimi decenni, ed i prezzi agricoli ne hanno risentito in maniera notevole. I prezzi finali di alcuni prodotti di stagione sono anche triplicati e, più in generale, tutti i prezzi sono aumentati.


Ma non è solo colpa del maltempo se il clima è peggiorato; buona parte della colpa spetta anche all’introduzione dell’euro, e vediamo di analizzarne il perché.


Esattamente un anno fa, un dirigente del Ministero del Tesoro mi confidava che l’introduzione dell’euro avrebbe comportato una spesa globale stimata intorno a 70.000 miliardi di Lire, per il solo fenomeno dell’arrotondamento, equivalente ad una inflazione dei prezzi pari al 2.6% circa.


Esattamente un anno fa il costo del pane comune a Standa era di circa 2800 Lire/Kg., mentre oggi è di 3600 (1.86). Il latte più economico costava 900 Lire/Lt., mentre oggi costa 1490 (.77).


Dunque il pane è aumentato di quasi il 30%, mentre il latte è aumentato di circa il 40%.


Conosco questi dati personalmente, perché nei miei compiti familiari rientra anche quello di fare qualche volta la spesa. Inoltre, mentre un anno fa ancora trovavo prodotti a mille lire, oggi non trovo quasi più niente sotto un Euro.


 


Nella storia economica tutti i cambi di moneta sono derivati da una iperinflazione dei prezzi, o ne hanno generato una. Il marco tedesco, la lira italiana, ed il franco francese dopo la seconda guerra mondiale furono ricostruiti ex novo a causa di inflazioni paurose. L’introduzione della lira italiana, dopo l’unità d’Italia, portò un’inflazione molto elevata in tutti i territori unificati.  Mentre in questo ultimo caso, molto probabilmente, l’inflazione fu generata da una carenza di liquidità, oggi il fenomeno sembra guidato da una pratica diversa.


A parere dello scrivente, la gente non è cosciente del valore della nuova moneta, e non riesce a calcolare bene e velocemente i nuovi prezzi. Anch’io ancora ora ho qualche problema a rendermi conto che mille Euro sono quasi due milioni di Lire, per cui non riesco a rendermi conto che il caffè che fino a prima di Natale pagavo ancora 1000 lire al bar di sempre, oggi lo pago 0,67 centesimi (1300 Lire)  L’inflazione del prezzo è di quasi il venti per cento, ma ancora non me ne rendo realmente conto.


 


Si può star certi che questa inflazione reale non si riscontrerà mai nel calcolo ufficiale, sia perché quel calcolo è artificioso da sempre, sia perché il comune cittadino poco se ne rende conto.


E’ strano, però, che l’opinione pubblica si sia scagliata con furore contro i cavoli, ma hanno trascurato l’inflazione del prezzo del pane, del latte, del caffè, e di tant’altro. Certo, un’inflazione di circa il 2,6% era prevista anche dal Ministero del Tesoro, ma qui siamo andati ben oltre.


Infatti, la spesa dei trasporti, dell’energia, dei telefoni, è aumentata, anche se non ce ne rendiamo pienamente conto, non tanto per l’aumento dei prezzi, quanto per il cambiamento delle tariffe. Il prezzo del treno è quasi stabile solo per i treni locali, mentre per i treni riclassificati (ES, Intercity, etc.,) i prezzi sono aumentati in maniera piuttosto notevole. L’energia elettrica costa ormai quasi cinquecento lire il kWh, ma la bolletta è acconciata in modo tale che pochi se ne accorgono. Il telefono costa certamente pochi centesimi al minuto, ma c’è lo scatto iniziale. E così via.


Probabilmente gli aumenti  delle public “utilities” sono stati concepiti prima dell’arrivo dell’Euro, ma sono stati celati proprio dal cambiamento di moneta.


 


Personalmente ho l’impressione che fino a quando dura lo sconcerto del cambio di moneta sarà possibile ancora aumentare i prezzi, proprio perché il consumatore non si rende ancora conto.


Ritengo che l’introduzione dell’Euro sia una di quelle rivoluzioni silenziose che cambiano la vita; sono pienamente e fortemente favorevole all’introduzione della moneta unica; penso che una piccola inflazione dei prezzi era effettivamente inevitabile. Però sono altrettanto convinto che, quando due anni fa siamo rientrati nel serpente monetario, il nostro legislatore sia stato stupido ed al contempo furbo nello stabilire il tasso di cambio a 1936,27 anziché a 2.000. Con l’Euro quotato a 2.000 non avremmo certamente sconvolto i tassi di cambio, e sarebbe stato molto più semplice calcolare e rendersi conto del valore effettivo della nuova moneta; ma il legislatore non lo ha fatto, forse di proposito.


Ma quello che ancor più mi fa paura è che alla prossima rilevazione dei prezzi indici (quelli su cui si calcola l’inflazione dei prezzi), tutte queste mie osservazioni potrebbero non essere constatate.


Come dire: tutto quello che ho osservato di persona potrebbero essere state allucinazioni di un povero visionario. Le scommesse sono aperte.


 


 


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"The Great Divergence"
by Brian Maher

"A hinge, somewhere within the financial machinery, has given way… The pretty mainstream tale of “synchronized global recovery” has been reduced to a sad jest. Even its loudest drummers can only cough behind their hands. American markets once again trade at or near record highs - it is true. But overseas markets are in a bad way…

The Chinese stock market is down 25% from its early-year high. It has therefore officially entered bear market country (a 20% decline). The Japanese stock market is down 12% over the same space - an official correction. And German stocks? Down 17% and risking a bear market all their own. Foreign orders for German capital goods have plunged 12% over the past seven months - an ill omen for Europe perhaps. Meantime, we are told that 809 of 1,150 emerging-market stocks are down 20% or more.

Observe below how the S&P 500 marched in step with global stocks until this spring. 
Then note the subsequent divergence:
Something’s not right… Bank of America claims this divergence "is reaching levels normally only exceeded in bear markets." To what strange arts do we attribute this parting of courses? What subtle alchemy is at work?

Perhaps we need look no further than 2051 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, D.C., 20418. That of course is the address of the Eccles Building... home to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.  The Federal Reserve has been raising interest rates since December 2015. Meantime, many global interest rates still wallow in negative figures.

Capital flows to where it is treated best. And at present, global capital is pouring into American markets… where it is treated grandly in comparison. As the folks at Phoenix Capital explain: "The Fed policies of raising rates is making the U.S. extremely attractive to capital. Today, the yield on short-term U.S. debt is over 2%. This is happening at a time when most of the world is still posting negative yields."

Put simply, the Fed is making U.S. debt extremely attractive to capital… at a time when other nations are punishing their debtholders. As a result of this, capital is moving into the U.S., propping up our markets while the rest of the world collapses. The trend may only accelerate - in the short run at least. The Federal Reserve’s so-called Open Market Committee meets less than two weeks from today. The market is currently placing the odds of a rate hike at 96.8% - in favor. Why it is not 96.7% or 96.9% is a mystery we are unable to penetrate.  But the business appears all but certain.

Meantime, the Federal Reserve has been hacking into its balance sheet since October last. Our agents inform us it gouged nearly $70 billion from the books in August alone - its largest reduction to date. The effect of this quantitative tightening is to siphon additional capital from overseas markets. Bank of America's Barnaby Martin, for example, asserts that quantitative tightening: "Is having the effect of pulling global capital out of those pockets of the economy that were the big beneficiaries of the post-[financial crisis] reach for yield."

American markets have been the beneficiaries of the directional flow… while overseas markets are on the skids.  But how long can this divergence endure?

In today’s vastly interlocked world, the butterfly flaps its wings somewhere and a storm rages half a world away.

Can U.S. markets retain their immunity to overseas effects? “The economy, globally, is slowing down from the fringes and going to the core,” as Hans Redeker, head of foreign exchange strategy at Morgan Stanley, recently warned. Continued Redeker: "When you see a risk in emerging markets rolling over, and you have this concentration of liquidity in the U.S., you know that the next market that is going to give in is the equity market of the United States of America."

Peter Boockvar, chief investment officer at Bleakley Advisory Group, agreed with the somber assessment: "It’s hard to think that S&P 500 companies are going to be somehow immune to the slowdown we’re clearly seeing in China and the rest of Asia and also throughout Europe and Latin America."

Incidentally, nearly half the profits of S&P corporations originate abroad. We explained after last month’s Turkish contretemps that an emerging-markets crisis might not impact American shores for nearly four months - if history is a guide. That would place landfall in November or December. Regardless, things will turn the other way - eventually.  But as always, nothing happens… until it happens.

Below, Jim Rickards shows you how the dollar is becoming a victim of its own success. “Be careful what you wish for,” Jim warns. What does he mean? Read on."
"The Dollar Is Becoming a Victim of Its Own Success"
By Jim Rickards

"Turkey’s economic problems are well-known. President Erdoğan has appointed relatives and cronies to key economic policy positions. This has caused a loss of independence of the central bank and a loss of confidence in the stability of the currency, the Turkish lira.  The lira collapse has triggered hyperinflation and a stock market crash. Bond yields are soaring. This domestic crisis has the potential for global contagion because Turkey has almost $500 billion in dollar-denominated external debt, which it cannot pay if exports and tourism dry up. 

In addition, the U.S. and Turkey are in a trade war, partly due to Turkey’s detention of a U.S. minister who was traveling in Turkey. Other clashes are emerging with NATO while Turkey is warming up to Russia and Iran with regard to its interests in Syria.  In short, the Turkish economy is a mess and relations with the U.S. are near an all-time low. Still Turkey has one more rabbit to pull out of its hat. 

President Erdoğan has now declared his goal of abandoning the U.S. dollar in Turkey’s commerce with its trading partners.  Erdoğan sees a way to buy and sell with Russia and China in rubles or yuan. Turkey has also been stockpiling gold, which it can use to settle balance of payments deficits and to back up a new currency, if needed.  Pursuit of these non-dollar alternatives suggests it’s just a matter of time before Turkey closes its capital account and reneges on its dollar-denominated debt.  Standing alone, Turkey is not a huge part of the global trading and payments system. But, it could start a trend toward non-dollar transactions that other countries can follow.

The dollar is the most powerful weapon in the U.S. arsenal. The U.S. uses the dollar strategically to reward friends and punish enemies. The use of the dollar as a weapon is not limited to trade wars and currency wars, although the dollar is used tactically in those disputes. The dollar is much more powerful than that. The dollar can be used for regime change by creating hyperinflation, bank runs and domestic dissent in countries targeted by the U.S. The U.S. can depose the governments of its adversaries, or at least blunt their policies without firing a shot. The U.S. also uses the dollar to force its enemies into fronts, crude barter or the black market if they want to do business.

So you must think of the dollar in geopolitical terms, not just a unit of account. The dollar constitutes about 60% of global reserves, 80% of global payments and almost 100% of global oil transactions. Transacting on the world stage means transacting in dollars.

But importantly, the U.S. not only controls the dollar itself. It controls the dollar payments system itself. A dollar payment going from a bank in Shanghai to another bank in Sydney runs through one of these U.S.-controlled payments systems. In short, the dollar is the oxygen supply for world commerce and the U.S. can cut off your oxygen whenever it wants.

Meanwhile, U.S. economic sanctions are being applied like never before.  Current targets include North Korea, Syria, Cuba, Iran, Turkey, China, Russia, and Venezuela. Several other countries are under consideration for tariffs and sanctions or on a waiting list. These sanctions are highly effective. The Iranian economy almost imploded in 2013 under prior sanctions and is imploding against today under new sanctions imposed by President Trump. 

Yet, those policymakers in Washington imposing sanctions are ignoring the admonition, “Be careful what you wish for.” U.S. sanctions success is generating a backlash that could undermine the role of the dollar in the long-run.  For every action there is a reaction. America’s adversaries realize how vulnerable they are to dollar-based sanctions. In the short run, they have to grin and bear it. They’re fully invested in the dollar both in their reserves and in the desire of their largest companies like Gazprom (Russia) and Huawei (China) to become major global players.

But our adversaries and so-called allies are already envisioning a world where the dollar is not the major reserve and trade currency. In the longer run, Russia, China, Iran, Turkey and others are working flat-out to invent and implement nondollar transactional currencies and independent payments systems. This will not involve dead-end cryptocurrencies like bitcoin but entirely new utility tokens and cryptos. Imagine something like a putincoin and you’ll be on the right track.

China is pushing its trade counterparties to accept Chinese yuan as payment for goods and services. The yuan is a small part of global payments today (about 2%) but the yuan may get a boost as the U.S. sanctions on Iran kick in. China is Iran’s biggest customer for oil, and if U.S. sanctions prohibit dollar payments for Iranian oil, then Iran and China may have no choice but to transact in yuan.

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has already announced efforts to put its world money, the special drawing right, SDR, on a distributed ledger. This would make the SDR a global cryptocurrency for settling balance of payments transactions among China, Russia and other IMF members, also without reliance on the dollar payments system.

Alongside the new money in cryptocurrencies, there is the oldest form of money, which is gold. The use of gold is the ideal way to avoid U.S. financial warfare. Gold is physical so it cannot be hacked. It is completely fungible (an element, atomic number 79) so it cannot be traced. Gold can be transported in sealed containers on airplanes so movements cannot be identified through wire transfer message traffic or satellite surveillance. There is good evidence that Iran currently pays for North Korean weapons technology with gold, and good reason to expect that future Chinese payments for Iranian oil will be made at least partly in gold.

Imagine a three-way trade in which North Korea sells weapons to Iran, Iran sells oil to China and China sells food to North Korea. All of these transactions can be recorded on a blockchain and netted out on a quarterly basis with the net settlement payment made in gold shipped to the party with the net balance due. That’s a glimpse of what a future nondollar payments system looks like.

Russia is the most active opponent of U.S. sanctions. Right now, Russia is being sanctioned with tariffs, account freezes, penalties and capital market bans because of its actions in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine. This has had some negative impact on the Russian economy, but Russia is fighting back.  Russia has sold off most of its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities and vastly reduced its dollar-denominated reserve holdings. At the same time, Russia has tripled its gold reserves in the past ten years and now has more gold in its official reserves than China. 

In fact, Russia is the fifth largest gold holder of any nation after the U.S., Germany, France and Italy. Relative to the size of its economy, Russia has the most gold in the world. These gold holdings insulate Russia from dollar-based sanctions and protect Russia from dollar inflation.  Why would a country put 20% of its reserves into gold unless it expected gold to be a major part of the international monetary system in the future? It wouldn’t. Russia not only expects gold to be part of the system, it is in strong position to make that happen by working with China, Turkey and Iran in what I call the new “Axis of Gold.”

No one country can erase the dollar’s advantage by itself, but collectively these actors can build a non-dollar based payments system and non-dollar reserves that escape the reach of U.S. sanctions. This movement has started small but could gain momentum suddenly and unexpectedly.  The bottom line is that the weaponized dollar will soon be a victim of its own success. 

While the U.S. was bullying the world with dollars, the world was quietly preparing a new nondollar system. The U.S. wanted diplomatic and military clout and it got it with the dollar. But as the saying goes, “Be careful what you wish for.”
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http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/
■救う会千葉ブログ
http://sukuukaichiba.blog.fc2.com/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

《特定失踪者・古川了子さんについて》
◆氏名:古川 了子
(ふるかわのりこ)
(Noriko Furukawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年7月7日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月1日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市菊間
◆当時の身分:三井造船社員
◆身長:157cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中学時代水泳部、高校では卓球部部長。
2)書き初めで入選したことあり、簿記、珠算和文タイプ等資格持っている。
3)左利き。文字を書くのは左右同じに使える。
4)左眉に途切れたような傷がある。
◆失踪場所:千葉県

【失踪状況】
午前中に美容院へ行き、午後から母親と浴衣を買いに行く予定をしていた。
朝早く家を出て、美容院に「今日の美容院はキャンセルしたい。出かけるところができた。母親にも浴衣を買いに行けなくなったと伝えて下さい」と言った。
母親は美容院からの電話で、友達にでも会うことになったのだろうと気にしなかったが、それから何の音沙汰もなくなった。
7月に初めて貰ったボーナスは手付かず、預金通帳も置いたまま。
持って出たのは財布とハンカチくらいしか入らない、いつも持っている小さなバッグ1つだけだった。
その後、家にも勤め先にも全く連絡なし。中学や高校の友人も心あたりはなかった。
元北朝鮮工作員の安明進(アン・ミョンジン)氏が、「1991年に平壌市内の病院にいた女性と似ている」と証言している。
平成16年1月29日、千葉県警に告発状提出。
平成17年4月13日政府に対し拉致認定を求め東京地裁に提訴。
■救う会千葉HP
http://sukuukaichiba.web.fc2.com/
■古川了子さんを救う会HP
http://2.furukawanoriko.michikusa.jp/

《特定失踪者・伊藤 克さんについて》
◆氏名:伊藤 克
(いとうまさる)
(Masaru Itou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和60(1985)年8月29日
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年5月4日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:42歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県旭市野中
◆当時の身分:農業
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:57kg
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆特徴:
1)小柄
2)筋肉質
3)目が大きい
4)眉と目の間がくぼんでいる
5)前額は禿げあがっている
6)左足脛に手術痕
◆失踪場所:千葉県旭市

【失踪状況】
メロン組合の役員3人で電車で東京の市場に行き、帰りに旭駅からタクシーに乗ったまま帰宅しなかった。
5万から7万くらいの現金だけ所持。
免許証、通帳、印鑑も持っていない。
旭駅から乗せたタクシーの運転手の話では自宅より400mも手前でおろしたと言う。
今まで一晩も無断でよそに泊まったこと事も無い。
応用もきかないくらい、几帳面な性格。

《特定失踪者・鵜沢幹雄さんについて》
◆氏名:鵜沢 幹雄
(うざわみきお)
(Mikio Uzawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和53(1978)年12月15日
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年12月1日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県長生郡睦沢町
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:165cm
◆体重:57kg~60kg
◆特徴:
1)一見肩ががっちりしているが、少し痩せて見える
2)笑うと前歯に金歯がちらっと見える
◆失踪場所:千葉県夷隅郡御宿海岸付近

【失踪状況】
当日、退勤後、自宅に戻り、先輩の車で会社の忘年会のあった御宿海岸の民宿旅館に向かう。
着替えも免許証も持たず小銭のみ。
泊まりがけだったのでかなりの量の酒を飲み、夜10時頃サンダルを履いて外へ出る。
サンダルは海岸手前の堤防のところにバラバラに脱ぎ捨てられていた。
その堤防近くで夜釣りをしていた人が、「旅館の方から一人でふらふらと歩いてくる人がいて、反対側から別な人が一人近寄ってきたので知り合いかと思った。気づいたら2人ともいなかった」と言っている。
海に落ちても必ず打ち上げられるとのこと。

《特定失踪者・江藤健一さんについて》
◆氏名:江藤 健一
(えとうけんいち)
(Ken-ichi Etou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年8月19日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年5月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県千葉市幕張町(現・千葉県千葉市花見川区幕張町)
◆当時の身分:会社員・千葉大工業短期大学部印刷工学科2回生
◆身長:175cm
◆特徴:
1)面長
2)体型は普通
3)小指の片方が曲がっている
4)髪の毛は縮れ毛
5)瞼は一重
◆失踪場所:千葉県千葉市幕張町?

【失踪状況】
失踪当日朝8時、勤務先に「明日から出社する」と電話。
友人3人がアパートに来たが留守。
次の日の正午まで待つが帰らず。
直前の8月13日、大阪の実家に帰省している。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・岡元幸弘さんについて》
◆氏名:岡元 幸弘
(おかもとゆきひろ)
(Yukihiro Okamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和62(1987)年8月31日
◆生年月日:昭和30(1955)年1月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:32歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県松戸市
◆当時の身分:ラーメン店店長
◆身長:175cmくらい
◆体重:65kg
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横須賀市

【失踪状況】
失踪前日、釣りに行くと言って千葉県松戸市の家を出たまま、翌日昼の開店時間になっても戻らず。
東電横須賀火力発電所付近で釣りをしているところを目撃されている。
車も残っていた。
当時営業も順調であり仕事にも張合いを持っていた。
借金もなかった。
失踪時浦賀署でも付近の捜索やヘリコプターでの捜索、海保の海上捜索なども行ったが発見できなかった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・加瀬テル子さんについて》
◆氏名:加瀬 テル子
(かせてるこ)
(Teruko Kase)
◆失踪年月日:昭和37(1962)年4月
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年5月4日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県旭市蛇園
◆当時の身分:家事手伝い
◆身長:158cm
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)細面
2)右目下内側に赤あざ有り
◆失踪場所:千葉県海上郡海上町

【失踪状況】
午後、自宅からパーマに出かけてそのまま行方不明。
所持金はパーマ代のみ。
翌日に新宿コマ劇場へ観劇に行く約束を叔母としていた。
脱北者が北朝鮮から持ちだしたとされる写真が鑑定の結果、加瀬テル子さんである可能性が極めて高いことが判明。
また同じ脱北者が「同一の人物」とするもう一枚の写真も、加瀬テル子さんである可能性がある。
平成16年12月17日、千葉県警に告発状提出。

《特定失踪者・木村秋男さんについて》
◆氏名:木村 秋男
(きむらあきお)
(Akio Kimura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年頃
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年12月19日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:大阪府堺市南島町
◆当時の身分:無職(会社退職後)
◆身長:167cmくらい
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆血液型:AB型
◆特徴:
1)やや細い
2)片足に骨折痕
◆失踪場所:大阪府堺市

【失踪状況】
昭和46年頃、姉が京都にいたとき友人とともにやってきたのが家族の会った最後。
堺市の会社を友人らと一緒に辞めたようだが、その後消息がない。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/

《特定失踪者・酒井勇夫さんについて》
◆氏名:酒井 勇夫
(さかいいさお)
(Isao Sakai)
◆失踪年月日:平成11(1999)年12月23日
◆生年月日:昭和45(1970)年5月5日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県鴨川市成川
◆当時の身分:会社員(食品関係機械製造業)
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:90kg
◆血液型:B型
◆失踪場所:広島県広島市

【失踪状況】
平成11年12月18日より同僚2名と広島市の食品会社に出張(牛乳製造ラインの移設作業)。
本人が責任者で作業を行う。
20日に主たる工事が終了したので同僚2名は帰京、以後1名で22日まで微調整作業のため勤務。
23日午前4時46分ホテルをチェックアウトしたが食品会社には出社せず。
同日12時35分にホテルより北東方向17km先の広島県安芸高田市のATMコーナーで1万円、5万円の2回に分けて本人名義の口座から現金が引き出されている(本人かどうかは確認できず)。
以後消息なし。
なお、早朝のチェックアウトはそれまでも同じ(工場ラインの稼働にあわせるため)。
■広島県警HP
http://www.pref.hiroshima.lg.jp/site/police/

《特定失踪者・坂本とし子さんについて》
◆氏名:坂本 とし子
(さかもととしこ)
(Toshiko Sakamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年6月9日
◆生年月日:昭和17(1942)年11月22日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の身分:実家(浴場業)の手伝い
◆身長:155cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)背中に7cmくらいの手術痕
2)髪が少し癖毛
3)洋裁・編物、日本舞踊を習っていた
4)見かけはおとなしそうだが話をするととても面白い
◆失踪場所:東京都北区

【失踪状況】
自宅から20分くらいの編物教室に行くと言って普段と同じように家を出て失踪。
東十条と千葉に店があったので二軒の店を行ったり来たりして手伝っていた。
お見合いで話がまとまり秋には結婚かという状況だった。
平成16年9月28日、警視庁に告発状提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・佐藤剛生さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 剛生
(さとうたけお)
(Takeo Satou)
◆失踪年月日:平成9(1997)年7月29日
◆生年月日:昭和46(1971)年11月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県船橋市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆特徴:
1)体形普通
2)眼鏡使用
3)高校時代水泳
4)高校時代から長距離走に興味を持ち、ミニトライアスロンに出場したこともあり
◆失踪場所:千葉県船橋市のJR駅近く

【失踪状況】
7月28日22時頃、先輩と帰社。
翌29日11時20分頃、出社しないため、会社から寮に寮に電話。
寮の管理人が部屋を見にいったところ、本人は電話中、かなりの長電話だった。
その後本人の姿を見かけた者はいない。
8月1日と4日は会社の先輩グループと登山の計画があり、有給休暇申請済み。
写真が寮に残っていない。
その他持ち出したものは特定できない。
パスポートも後日発見。
仕事上の問題なし。
国外には出ていない、サラ金の借入なし、その他手がかり、痕跡なし。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・鈴木正昭さんについて》
◆氏名:鈴木 正昭
(すずきまさあき)
(Masa-aki Suzuki)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年8月30日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年5月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県千葉市
◆当時の身分:団体職員
◆出身地:岩手県一関市
◆失踪場所:千葉県千葉市

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、前の職場の同僚が自宅アパートを訪ねていったところ、路上で女性と話し込んでいた。
以後情報なし。
■岩手県警HP
http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/

《特定失踪者・関谷俊子さんについて》
◆氏名:関谷 俊子
(せきやとしこ)
(Toshiko Sekiya)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年5月19日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市徳氏
◆当時の身分:薬品会社勤務。定時制高校在学中
◆身長:160cm
◆血液型:A型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
親類の男性と幼馴染の同級生(女性)と千葉市内の飲食店で飲食後、親類の男性が「車で二人を家まで送ってくる」と店の従業員に言い残して出たまま3人一緒に行方不明となった。
店の従業員は男性の兄と妹。
男性の乗っていた車も発見されていない。
関谷さんは古川了子さん(昭和48年失踪)と同じ高校で3学年下。
古川事件の1年後の同じ7月の失踪。

《特定失踪者・遠山常子さんについて》
◆氏名:遠山 常子
(とおやまつねこ)
(Tsuneko To'yama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和32(1957)年6月22日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県市原市田淵
◆当時の身分:県立高校学生(夜間部)
◆当時の勤務先:千葉市内のスーパーマーケット
◆身長:158cm~160cmくらい
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:左右どちらかは不明だが眉の上にホクロの切除痕有り
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
引越しが終わったあとに、三人で飲食店に食事に来た模様。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。

《特定失踪者・峰島英雄さんについて》
◆氏名:峰島 英雄
(みねしまひでお)
(Hideo Mineshima)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年7月11日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年9月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:千葉市(稲毛区)轟町
◆当時の身分:会社員(千葉市内の電話工事会社)
◆身長:170cm
◆血液型:B型またはO型
◆失踪場所:千葉市内

【失踪状況】
遠山常子さんと、幼馴染の友人女性である関谷俊子さん、ならびに関谷俊子さんの親戚である峰島英雄さんの3人は、峰島英雄さんの兄妹が勤務する千葉市内の飲食店で食事をした。
峰島英雄さんが、「二人を家まで送ってくる。戻ってくるから、食事を用意しておいてくれ」と兄妹に言い残し、車で飲食店を出たまま三人とも失踪。
峰島英雄さんの車(赤いマーク2)も未発見。
失踪の当日は、関谷俊子さんの引越しの日だった。
失踪以降、何ら手がかりとなるものは無かった。

《特定失踪者・田中正道さんについて》
◆氏名:田中 正道
(たなかまさみち)
(Masamichi Tanaka)
◆失踪年月日:平成5(1993)年6月7日
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年6月28日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:44歳
◆当時の住所:茨城県久慈郡金砂郷村
◆当時の身分:建設業(鍛冶工、鳶職)
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:痩せ型
◆特技:測量、ガス、足場、玉掛の技術を持っている
◆失踪場所:千葉県習志野市

【失踪状況】
5月16日、「急性アルコール中毒になり入院した」との連絡が千葉県の病院から鹿児島に住む家族にあった。
入院中病院より連絡があり「身内が近くにいないので、他の人より長く入院させるから」と言われ、6月3日まで入院した。
退院前に主治医から鹿児島の妹に電話があり「そろそろ退院する。妹の世話にはなりたくないと言っているので、病院の方で仕事を紹介します」と言われた(後に主治医は「そういう話はしていない」と言っている)。
6月2日、本人より「明日退院するので、免許の更新に茨城に行ってくる」と連絡があった。
6月6日、茨城県交通協会で講習を受けたことは免許証にて確認。
6月7日千葉市内の友人宅に寄り、「今から仕事に行く」と言って出ていったのが最後。
同年6月11日、本人の車が習志野市内の路上に放置してあるとの連絡があった。車は慌てたように斜めに放置、キーがついたまま、ドアの鍵も開いており、後輪がパンクしていた。
車内には免許証、保険証、預金通帳印鑑、入院時の下着類、仕事着、アドレス帳があった。車が置かれたのは10日夜半か11日早朝と思われる。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。
■茨城県警HP
http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/kenkei/
■鹿児島県警HP
http://www.pref.kagoshima.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・田村正伸さんについて》
◆氏名:田村 正伸
(たむらまさのぶ)
(Masanobu Tamura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和11(1936)年8月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市鶴見区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)真面目で正義感が強い性格
2)酒は少々飲む
3)元自衛官で、自衛隊時代はかなりきつい肉体訓練を受けていたと本人から聞いた
◆失踪場所:千葉県館山市

【失踪状況】
横浜市の会社に勤務していたが、千葉県館山市にある大手水産会社に転職するため、館山の叔父の家に宿泊し、その会社の面接を受けに行った。
その帰りに叔父の家に戻らず、消息不明に。
鶴見の下宿先にある身の回りのものは何もなくなっておらず、何の手がかりもつかめなかった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・早坂勝男さんについて》
◆氏名:早坂 勝男
(はやさかかつお)
(Katsuo Hayasaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年4月頃
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年1月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都墨田区石原
◆当時の身分:印刷会社社員
◆宮城県加美町出身
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆血液型:A型かO型
◆特徴:印刷の仕事で指を怪我し、親指と人さし指がやや変形している
◆失踪場所:東京都墨田区

【失踪状況】
墨田区の下宿先から失踪。正月に兄弟とその家族7人で過ごしている。
別の兄の話によると2月か3月にケガで入院した。
失踪後数ヶ月して、会社から本人の友人に荷物を引き取ってくれと電話ある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/

《特定失踪者・原 哲也さんについて》
◆氏名:原 哲也
(はらてつや)
(Tetsuya Hara)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年3月
◆生年月日:昭和37(1962)年5月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:東京都江戸川区小岩
◆当時の身分:無職(食品会社を退職した直後)
◆身長:158cm
◆体重:42kg
◆血液型:O型
◆特徴:
1)喫煙飲酒少々
2)胸に縦10cm位のキズあり
3)前腕部に骨折痕
4)左足の太ももに手のひら大のおできの痕
◆失踪場所:沖縄県。東京都江戸川区に居住。

【失踪状況】
3月初め、友人と二人で沖縄に行き、知人宅に寄った後、消息不明。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・山下 平さんについて》
◆氏名:山下 平(飯塚 平)
(やましたたいら/いいづかたいら)
(Taira Yamashita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年6月19日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年5月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:東京都江戸川区上篠崎
◆当時の身分:金属加工業(ネックレスの留金など)
◆特徴:色白でおとなしい感じ
◆失踪場所:東京都江戸川区

【失踪状況】
午前10頃、自宅兼勤務先から「習志野の谷津にあるバラ園を見に行く」と言って出かけたまま失踪。
昭和34(1959)年に養子となり飯塚姓となるが、失踪後復籍し「山下」姓に戻る。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■救う会道南HP
http://www.satoukenji.jp/sukuukai_dounan/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和55(1980)年5月頃
欧州における日本人男性拉致容疑事案
被害者:石岡 亨さん(To-o-ru Ishioka)
(拉致被害時22歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:松木 薫さん(Kaoru Matsuki)
(拉致被害時26歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
2人とも欧州滞在中の昭和55年に失踪。
昭和63年に石岡さんから日本の家族に出した手紙(ポーランドの消印)が届き、石岡さん、松木さん、そして有本恵子さんが北朝鮮に在住すると伝えてきた。
北朝鮮側は、石岡 亨さんは1988(昭和63)年11月にガス事故で有本恵子さんと共に死亡したとしているが、これを裏付ける資料等の提供はなされていない。
また、同様に松木 薫さんについても、1996(平成8)年8月に交通事故で死亡したとして、平成14年9月及び平成16年11月に開催された第3回日・朝実務者協議と2回にわたり、北朝鮮側から松木さんの「遺骨」の可能性があるとされるものが提出されたが、そのうちの一部からは、同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
捜査当局は拉致実行犯である「よど号」犯人の妻・森 順子及び若林(旧姓:黒田)佐喜子について、平成19年6月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■熊本県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kumamoto.jp/

[In or around May 1980: Two Japanese men abducted in Europe]

Abductees: Toru Ishioka (22, male, Europe), Kaoru Matsuki (26, male, Europe)
Both men disappeared while living in Europe in 1980. A letter postmarked in Poland and sent by Mr. Ishioka in 1988 to his family in Japan indicated that he, Mr. Matsuki and Keiko Arimoto (see 12 below) were all living in North Korea.
North Korea asserts that Mr. Ishioka and Ms. Arimoto died in a gas poisoning accident in November 1988, but has provided no documents or evidence to support these claims. North Korea also asserts that Mr. Matsuki died in an automobile accident in August 1996. In September 2002, and at the Third Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in September 2002 and November 2004, North Korea handed over remains possibly belonging to Mr. Matsuki, but analysis in Japan indicates that these remains contain DNA belonging to someone else.
The Japanese authorities issued arrest warrants in June 2007 for Junko Mori and Sakiko Wakabayashi (nee Kuroda), wives of Yodo-go members, who are believed to be responsible for these abductions, and listed them both with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite them to Japan.

《特定失踪者・斉藤四郎さんについて》
◆氏名:斉藤 四郎
(さいとうしろう)
(Shirou Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和31(1956)年3月18日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年11月23日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:板金工見習
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
昭和29年から板金見習として住み込みで働いていた。
当日は板金組合の講習があり、朝会社の人と一緒に行ったというが講習会場には行っていない。会社にも戻ってこなかった。
会社の同僚の話では、前夜布団を被って泣いていたとのこと。

《特定失踪者・吉田信夫さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 信夫
(よしだのぶお)
(Nobuo Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年5月25日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年8月30日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:北海道小樽市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:160cmくらい
◆体重:55kgくらい
◆特徴:右目の視力が弱く多少斜視
◆失踪場所:札幌市の会社を退社後

【失踪状況】
手稲工場を退社後行方不明となる。
汽車通勤で転勤後間もないため小樽工場へ立ち寄った可能性がある。

《特定失踪者・阿部妙子さんについて》
◆氏名:阿部 妙子
(あべたえこ)
(Taeko Abe)
◆別名:山田 妙子
(やまだたえこ)
(Taeko Yamada)
◆失踪年月日:昭和50(1975)年8月25日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年2月17日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市中央区
◆当時の身分:飲食店従業員
◆身長:167cm~168cm
◆体重:45kgくらい
◆特徴:
1)話をするとき歯を舌で隠すような話し方
2)細身で足が長くスタイルは良かった
3)顔は小さく卵形
4)色白
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市

【失踪状況】
本名は阿部妙子。
山田妙子、山田洋子という通称を使っていた。
家族が同棲相手に電話したところ「2、3日前からいない」と言われて友人と部屋を訪ねたが姿はなかった。
失踪の数日前電話があり「兄弟仲良く、元気で暮らすように」と言われた。
その後妹が、妙子さんの友人から「妙子さんがお別れの挨拶に来た。別人のようにやつれていたし、どこかに行くの?」と聞かれた。

《特定失踪者・本多茂樹さんについて》
◆氏名:本多 茂樹
(ほんだしげき)
(Shigeki Honda)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年5月21日
◆生年月日:昭和28(1953)年8月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市豊平区
◆当時の身分:電話に関する仕事
◆身長:160cm
◆特徴:
1)痩せ型
2)色白
◆失踪場所:青函連絡船

【失踪状況】
就職のため東京へ行く途中、青函連絡船の中に荷物だけ残し行方不明。
北海道警は自殺であろうといい、家族もそうかと思い仏事も済ませたところ、実家や兄のところに、約8ヶ月間、度々無言電話がかかってきた。
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/

《特定失踪者・長尾直子さんについて》
◆氏名:長尾 直子
(ながおなおこ)
(Naoko Nagao)
◆失踪年月日:昭和56(1981)年3月16日
◆生年月日:昭和35(1960)年10月25日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市北区
◆当時の身分:自動車学校事務員
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:45kg
◆特徴:
1)コンタクトレンズ使用
2)前歯2本ほど差し歯
◆失踪場所:北海道札幌市北区篠路

【失踪状況】
いつも通り出勤したがすぐに傘を取りに引き返してきた。
会社に着いたと思われる頃会社から出勤していないと連絡。
普段は会社から日に1、2回電話してくる。
夜になっても連絡なし、心当たりもあたったが分からず。
身の回りのものは手つかずで、預金を下ろしたりもしていない。

《特定失踪者・武山京子さんについて》
◆氏名:武山 京子
(たけやまきょうこ)
(Kyouko Takeyama)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年6月12日
◆生年月日:昭和10(1935)年12月20日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:56歳
◆当時の住所:北海道札幌市清田区
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:145cm
◆体重:48kg
◆特徴:
1)面長
2)左手第四指(薬指)第一関節欠損
3)第三指(中指)第二関節変形

【失踪状況】
6月12日午前8時ころ、浜益郡浜益村の通称大阪山にタケノコ採りに入り失踪。
大捜索するが遺留品は全くなし。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。

《警視庁公開特定失踪者・小住健藏さんについて》
※西新井事件の被害者
◆氏名:小住 健藏
(こすみけんぞう)
(Kenzou Kosumi)
◆当時の年齢:27歳(行方不明当時)
◆当時の住所:東京都板橋区
◆当時の職業:工員
◆身長:160cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和36年以降、行方不明になっています。
「西新井事件」は、秋田県下の海岸から密入国した北朝鮮工作員チェ・スンチョルが、小熊和也さん、小住健藏さんの2人の実在する日本人に成り代わり、対韓国工作、極東におけるスパイ拠点の構築、日本の防衛力等に関する情報収集等を行っていた事件です。
警視庁は、その後の捜査により、自称小住健藏こと通称チェ・スンチョルを免状等不実記載同行使違反の容疑等で逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配の手続を行うとともに、警察庁を通じて、北朝鮮に対し身柄の引き渡しを要求しています。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・今井 裕さんについて》
◆氏名:今井 裕
(いまいゆたか)
(Yutaka Imai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和44(1969)年3月2日
◆生年月日:昭和25(1950)年12月20日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:青森県弘前市
◆当時の身分:青森県立弘前工業高校3年生
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆体重:62kg~63kg
◆特徴:
1)眼鏡着用
2)右の頬に子どものとき木に登ってついた傷が残っている
◆失踪場所:青森県弘前市内

【失踪状況】
3月4日の卒業式で答辞を読むことになっていたので、「制服のボタンを買いに行く」と自宅を出たまま行方不明に。
東京の営団地下鉄(現・東京メトロ)に就職が決まっていた。
平成16年1月29日、青森県弘前署に告発状提出。

《特定失踪者・平山政子さんについて》
◆氏名:平山 政子
(ひらやままさこ)
(Masako Hirayama)
◆失踪年月日:昭和47(1972)年3月24日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年9月4日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:青森県青森市
◆当時の身分:飲食店従業員
◆失踪場所:青森県青森市

【失踪状況】
当日、絵を描いていた姉妹が入賞し、お祝いのために待ち合わせていたが現れず。
アパートを訪ねると、特に身辺整理した様子もなく、普段の生活状況のまま。
無断欠勤したことのない政子さんが丸2日も職場に連絡せず失踪。
趣味の手品のアシスタントとしてステージに立つこともあった。
同日、ハワイで行われるマジックの世界大会に参加するための打ち合わせがあった。
■三重県警HP
http://www.police.pref.mie.jp/

《特定失踪者・山口浩一さんについて》
◆氏名:山口 浩一
(やまぐちこういち)
(Kouichi Yamaguchi)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年5月
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年9月28日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:大阪府東大阪市
◆当時の身分:高校生
◆身長:168cm
◆体重:60kg
◆血液型:O型
◆失踪場所:青森県十和田湖か?

【失踪状況】
青森の十和田湖のホテルから「お金が足りない」と連絡のあと、女性とともに行方不明。
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

《特定失踪者・木本佳紀さんについて》
◆氏名:木本 佳紀
(きもとよしのり)
(Yoshinori Kimoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和60(1985)年10月1日
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年5月18日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:青森県弘前市
◆当時の身分:大学生
◆身長:176cm
◆体重:65kg
◆血液型:A型
◆視力:右0.06、左0.05で眼鏡使用
◆特徴:
1)手首に約1cmの火傷の跡がありケロイド状になっている
2)首の後ろに直径約3mmの大きなほくろがある
◆失踪場所:青森県弘前市

【失踪状況】
下宿先アパートから失踪。
机の引き出しには免許証、預金通帳、キャッシュカード、旅行鞄、衣類も残っている。
10月1日付の新聞が部屋の中にあった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・山形キセさんについて》
◆氏名:山形 キセ
(やまがたきせ)
(Kise Yamagata)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年8月以降
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年9月13日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳~22歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:和裁見習
◆身長:159cmくらい
◆特徴:
1)中肉
2)左右に八重歯
◆失踪場所:神奈川県川崎市

【失踪状況】
青森県弘前市の中学卒業後、川崎市で和裁の見習をしていた。
失踪の年の3月に母が青森から上京して一緒に東京見物。
また、8月に姉妹とともに写真を撮ったが、それ以降手紙も写真も届かなくなり、音信不通となった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■青森県警HP
http://www.police.pref.aomori.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・木村かほるさんについて》
◆氏名:木村 かほる
(きむらかおる)
(Kaoru Kimura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年2月27日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月27日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県秋田市中通
◆当時の身分:日赤秋田高等看護学校3年生
◆身長:152cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)色白でいつも微笑みをたたえ優しい感じ
3)知的で物静か
◆失踪場所:秋田市内

【失踪状況】
戸籍上は「かをる」だが、日常は「かほる」としていた。
看護学校の卒業式を10日後に控えていた2月27日午後5時半ごろ、「ちょっと出掛けてくる」と言って学校の同室の友人数人に言って出て行ったきり戻らず。看護学生の教則「看護必携」を抱えていたという。
「金正日(キム・ジョンイル)の料理人」こと藤本健二氏ら複数の北朝鮮での目撃証言がある。
平成16年9月29日、青森県八戸署に告発状を提出。
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/
■救う会秋田HP
http://sukuukai-akita.com/
■救う会秋田facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sukuukaiakita/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・木村かほるさんについて》
◆氏名:木村 かほる
(きむらかおる)
(Kaoru Kimura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和35(1960)年2月27日
◆生年月日:昭和13(1938)年8月27日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県秋田市中通
◆当時の身分:日赤秋田高等看護学校3年生
◆身長:152cm
◆血液型:B型
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)色白でいつも微笑みをたたえ優しい感じ
3)知的で物静か
◆失踪場所:秋田市内

【失踪状況】
戸籍上は「かをる」だが、日常は「かほる」としていた。
看護学校の卒業式を10日後に控えていた2月27日午後5時半ごろ、「ちょっと出掛けてくる」と言って学校の同室の友人数人に言って出て行ったきり戻らず。看護学生の教則「看護必携」を抱えていたという。
「金正日(キム・ジョンイル)の料理人」こと藤本健二氏ら複数の北朝鮮での目撃証言がある。
平成16年9月29日、青森県八戸署に告発状を提出。
■秋田県警HP
http://www.police.pref.akita.jp/

【歌集『いもうと』のご案内】
木村かほるさん(昭和35年秋田で失踪)のお姉さん、天内みどりさんがこのたび歌集『いもうと』を上梓されました。かほるさんへの思いが綴られた多数の短歌が掲載されています。

◆「お姉ちゃん」と呼ぶ声のして目覚めたり昨日も今日もそしてあしたも
◆平壌にゐると言はるる妹に会ふこともなく弟逝きぬ
◆再調査に思ひめぐらせ浜梨の香る道ゆく海眺めつつ

また、本書の冒頭にはお父さんが手帳に書き留めていた短歌も掲載さいれています。その一つは次のようなものです。

◆今ははや生きてあらじとあきらめて帰り行く父あわれと思へ

天内さんによれば「亡くなった父の遺品を整理していましたら今から56年前、すなわち妹が失踪した年の手帳が残されていて、中を覗いたら妹を捜しにいった日の夜書いた短歌六首が書き残されていたのです。短歌とは無縁の父が、極限の悲しみを短歌に詠んでいたのです」とのこと。
私の余計な解説は無用だと思います。本書は近代文芸社刊、本体価格1,800円です。書店でお求めになれます。
天内さんの思いは他の特定失踪者ご家族も共有しているものです。多くの方がその思いの一端に触れていただければ幸いです。
(荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表)

《特定失踪者・石田 清さんについて》
◆氏名:石田 清
(いしだきよし)
(Kiyoshi Isida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和44(1969)年9月末~10月初め頃
◆生年月日:昭和18(1943)年3月16日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県能代市二ツ井(旧二ツ井町)
◆当時の身分:自動車板金工
◆身長:158cm
◆体重:56kgくらい
◆特徴:片方の黒目が若干欠けている
◆失踪場所:秋田県山本郡二ツ井町(現在能代市)自宅アパートから

【失踪状況】
実家に稲刈りの手伝いに来て「明日も来る」と言っていたが、翌日来なかった。
自宅アパートの隣の家に寝巻きが投げ捨てられており、電線(もしくは電話線)が切られていたことから、事件ではないかと警察に通報した。
また日時は不明だが、二ツ井高校近くのバス停の鷹巣方面、藤里方面行き乗り場に立っていたという目撃情報もあった。

《特定失踪者・薩摩勝博さんについて》
◆氏名:薩摩 勝博
(さつまかつひろ)
(Katsuhiro Satsuma)
◆失踪年月日:昭和48(1973)年1月
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年10月11日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県山本郡八峰町(旧峰浜町)
◆当時の身分:農業・牛乳販売店勤務
◆農閑期の勤務先:東京都杉並区
◆失踪場所:秋田県峰浜村(現八峰町)の実家から能代市に向かったのが最後

【失踪状況】
失踪当時は農閑期だったため、勝博さんは出稼ぎで東京都杉並区の牛乳販売店に勤めていた。
そこを頼っていった同じ村落出身の女性(能代市居住)としばらく同居していた。
二人は結婚の意思を固め、失踪前夜に勝博さんの実家を揃って訪れるが父や親戚に反対される。
その夜は実家に泊まり、翌朝「彼女を能代市内に送ってくる」と行ったまま戻らず。
車も発見されていない。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・佐藤正行さんについて》
◆氏名:佐藤 正行
(さとうまさゆき)
(Masayuki Satou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和61(1986)年10月29日
◆生年月日:昭和33(1958)年12月11日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市千種区
◆当時の身分:製薬会社勤務
◆秋田県秋田市新屋出身
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:60kg
◆特徴:
1)やや面長
2)眼鏡とコンタクトレンズを併用
◆失踪場所:愛知県名古屋市千種区の自宅マンション

【失踪状況】
外食店で買い求めた弁当をアパート自室で食事中、部屋着の軽装で外出したまま行方不明。
部屋には財布、自動車免許など一切の身の回りのものは残されていた。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/

《特定失踪者・松橋恵美子さんについて》
◆氏名:松橋 恵美子
(まつはしえみこ)
(Emiko Matsuhashi)
◆失踪年月日:平成4(1992)年1月15日
◆生年月日:昭和40(1965)年5月15日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:26歳
◆当時の住所:秋田県北秋田郡合煎町三里字屋布岱74-3(現・北秋田市)
◆当時の身分:縫製工場勤務
◆失踪場所:秋田県能代市能代浜

【失踪状況】
祖母に「鷹ノ巣に行って来る」と告げて車で出かけたまま、その日は戻らなかった。
友人の家に行ったのだろうと思っていたら、翌朝出勤していないことがわかる。
家族で探したところ、能代市の海岸で車が見つかる。
車内には身の回りのものが全て残っていた。
北朝鮮にいるとの不確定情報がある。

【松橋恵美子さんの捜索状況】
失踪後、能代浜を中心に、象潟から深浦に至る150kmの日本海沿岸と、生家の周辺の川や野山を10数日にわたり、隈無く捜索したにもかかわらず、発見に至っていない。

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■山形県警HP
http://www.pref.yamagata.jp/police/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・小谷幸夫さんについて》
◆氏名:小谷 幸夫
(こたにゆきお)
(Yukio Kotani)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年7月21日
◆生年月日:昭和22(1947)年2月13日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都練馬区
◆当時の身分:大学4年生
◆身長:170cmより高め
◆体重:55kg~56kg
◆失踪場所:山形県飯豊連峰・飯豊本山付近

【失踪状況】
拓殖大学4年生在学中の夏休み、北海道へ帰省する途中に、飯豊連峰に登山中行方不明に。
19日に上野駅を出発し、翌日郡山を経て8:30に磐越西線山都駅に到着。
バスで登山口の一ノ木登山連絡所に行き、9:30頃に登山者名簿に記録を残す。
そこから飯豊山(2,205m)へ向かい、同日は手前の小屋に止まる。
21日朝3:30に同宿した4名とともに飯豊山を目指し、4:40頃に飯豊山着。
ここからガスがかかりだしたことから、同行の4人は引き返したが、小谷さん一人御西岳に向かい、そのまま行方不明。
地元警察などが捜索を行ったが遺留品など一切なし。
その後2年にわたって捜索が続けられたが全く手掛かりがなかった。
同泊した登山者の話では、小谷さんは「北股岳を通る」「朝日連峰にも登りたい」と話していたという。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/
■埼玉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.saitama.lg.jp/
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・布施範行さんについて》
◆氏名:布施 範行
(ふせのりゆき)
(Noriyuki Fuse)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月
◆生年月日:昭和29(1954)年2月9日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市北区
◆当時の身分:アルバイト(プレハブ工事現場)
◆身長:180cm
◆特徴:痩せ型
◆失踪場所:不詳

【失踪状況】
3月に「沖縄に行く」と書いた手紙が妹にあり、4枚写真が同封。
3カ月前に実家で会ったときとは別人の様相。
「2カ月で帰る」とあったがその後連絡なし。
預金通帳、印鑑も一緒に妹に送付。
昭和53年2月までは実家に電話、手紙あり。同年1月頃、家族に電話で中華風の料理をしてみたいと言っていた。
失踪後、半年か1年後、女性の声で「範行さんいませんか」と電話が2回あった。
平成17年1月31日、山形県警に告発状提出。
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■沖縄県警HP
http://www.police.pref.okinawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・齋藤 武さんについて》
◆氏名:齋藤 武
(さいとうたけし)
(Takeshi Saitou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和58(1983)年10月30日
◆生年月日:昭和20(1945)6月14日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:39歳
◆身長:168cm
◆当時の住所:神奈川県横浜市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆特徴:子供の時、凍傷で左手親指の爪が欠落。
◆失踪場所:神奈川県横浜市

【失踪状況】
昭和60年1月にアパートの大家から家賃未納の手紙が届き、失踪していることが判明した。
家人が会社に問い合わせたところ、昭和59年10月で退職し、以後行方不明であるとのことであった。
失踪者の部屋の様子は衣服にカビが生え、缶詰は錆び付いているなど数年間も住んでいなかったような感じで、荷物もそのままの状況だった。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・酒井秀俊さんについて》
◆氏名:酒井 秀俊
(さかいひでとし)
(Hidetoshi Sakai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年1月16日?
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年1月31日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:22歳
◆当時の住所:京都市右京区
◆当時の身分:立命館大学経済学部4年生
◆身長:170cm
◆特徴:
1)中肉中背
2)盲腸の手術跡
◆失踪場所:不祥(当時京都市右京区に下宿)

【失踪状況】
当時両親は転勤族で山形在住、姉は結婚し祖母と一の宮市に住んでいたので、本人の失踪時期は正確にはわからない。
正月に母や姉の住む山形にも一の宮にも帰省しなかった。
下宿していた部屋はたった今まで生活していたような感じだった。
■京都府警HP
http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/fukei/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          【みんな生きている】辺真一編/TVI      Cache   Translate Page      
-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■岩手県警HP
http://www2.pref.iwate.jp/~hp0802/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・鈴木正昭さんについて》
◆氏名:鈴木 正昭
(すずきまさあき)
(Masa-aki Suzuki)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年8月30日
◆生年月日:昭和27(1952)年5月29日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:25歳
◆当時の住所:千葉県千葉市
◆当時の身分:団体職員
◆出身地:岩手県一関市
◆失踪場所:千葉県千葉市

【失踪状況】
失踪当日、前の職場の同僚が自宅アパートを訪ねていったところ、路上で女性と話し込んでいた。
以後情報なし。
■千葉県警HP
http://www.police.pref.chiba.jp/

《特定失踪者・坂川千明さんについて》
◆氏名:坂川 千明
(さかがわちあき)
(Chiaki Sakagawa)
◆失踪年月日:平成12(2000)年3月7日
◆生年月日:昭和51(1976)年10月7日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:23歳
◆当時の住所:岩手県九戸郡洋野町
◆当時の身分:ガソリンスタンド勤務
◆身長:150cm
◆特徴:右にえくぼ
◆失踪場所:岩手県

【失踪状況】
退勤後帰宅途中失踪。
翌日、警察から岩手県九戸郡種市町の高家漁港に車が放置してあると連絡。
車の中には財布、携帯電話等すべて残っていた。
高家港は職場から家とは全く反対の方向で、夜は真っ暗。地元の人もほとんど近寄らない小さな港。
車は港の端に海に向って停まっていた。
入水自殺してもすぐ死体があがってくる場所。
車の中には高家港の丘の上にあるコンビニでビールを買ったレシートが残っていたが、そんなところでビールを買うことは考えられない。
失踪当時車のガソリンを入れていた。走行距離からすると、勤務先のガソリンスタンドから久慈市を回って高家港の距離と一致する。

《特定失踪者・吉田賢光さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 賢光
(よしだけんこう)
(Kenkou Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月12日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年5月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:無職(前年11月まで団体職員)
◆特徴:小柄で細身
◆特技:
1)特別上手ではないが、スポーツは何でもこなす
2)登山も少しはする
◆失踪場所:東北本線白石駅

【失踪状況】
体調不良のため次の転居予定地である大阪へ向かう前に約3ヶ月間、宮城県にある伯父の寺へ居候。
実家である岩手へ墓参りがてら帰って来いといっても来ず、居候先の伯父の話では何か連絡を待っている様子だったと話したと聞いている。
失踪前の住所は神奈川県川崎市。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による吉田賢光さん失踪事件の解説】
◆共通項は「大阪へ行く」
吉田賢光さんは昭和52年(1977)3月12日、「大阪に行く」と言って東北本線白石駅で妹さんが見送ったのを最後に行方不明になっています。ご本人は町役場の職員から社団法人の職員になり、失踪前年退職していましたが曹洞宗の僧籍を持っていました。
また、日高信男さんと早坂勝男さんに共通しているキーワードの一つに「大阪」がありました。
日高信男さんは失踪直前鹿児島の実家に「印刷会社を退職し、大阪で働く会社が決まった」旨の手紙を送付していました。一方会社の同僚には「大阪で仕事を探す」と伝えていました。
早坂勝男さんはお兄さんに「大阪に行って印刷の勉強をしてみたい」とも話していたことがあり、アルバムの中からも大阪市の住之江公園で写した写真が出てきました。

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■救う会宮城facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sukuukai.miyagi
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・岩佐寅雄さんについて》
◆氏名:岩佐 寅雄
(いわさとらお)
(Torao Iwasa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和36(1961)年12月20日
◆生年月日:大正15(1926)年12月8日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:35歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県鎌倉市材木座
◆当時の身分:魚屋の店員(板前も出来た)
◆身長:170cm
◆体重:70kg
◆血液型:A型
◆特徴:
1)少し前かがみで歩く癖があった
2)スポーツが趣味で、陸上短距離の国体に2度出場している
3)酒は少々飲む
◆失踪場所:神奈川県鎌倉市の材木座海岸

【失踪状況】
勤めていた店の人に黙っていなくなった。
その後、横須賀のいとこが四方八方探し回ったが消息はつかめず。
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/

《特定失踪者・早坂勝男さんについて》
◆氏名:早坂 勝男
(はやさかかつお)
(Katsuo Hayasaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和43(1968)年4月頃
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年1月22日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:24歳
◆当時の住所:東京都墨田区石原
◆当時の身分:印刷会社社員
◆宮城県加美町出身
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆血液型:A型かO型
◆特徴:印刷の仕事で指を怪我し、親指と人さし指がやや変形している
◆失踪場所:東京都墨田区

【失踪状況】
墨田区の下宿先から失踪。正月に兄弟とその家族7人で過ごしている。
別の兄の話によると2月か3月にケガで入院した。
失踪後数ヶ月して、会社から本人の友人に荷物を引き取ってくれと電話ある。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・日高信男さんについて》
◆氏名:日高 信夫
(ひだかのぶお)
(Nobuo Hidaka)
◆失踪年月日:昭和41(1966)年9月29日
◆生年月日:昭和19(1944)年11月27日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:21歳
◆当時の住所:東京都新宿区
◆当時の身分:印刷工
◆身長:155cm
◆体重:50kg
◆特徴:印刷機による事故のため、右手人指し指第2関節と右手中指第1関節欠損
◆失踪場所:東京都台東区上野駅

【失踪状況】
勤務していた東京都新宿区の印刷会社を9月25日退職し、29日に大阪に向かったまま失踪。
実家には『大阪で新しい職場が決まった』と手紙を出しているが、実際に大阪で就職したことは現時点で確認されていない。
平成18年11月6日、警視庁に告発状を提出。
■警視庁HP
http://www.keishicho.metro.tokyo.jp

《特定失踪者・吉田賢光さんについて》
◆氏名:吉田 賢光
(よしだけんこう)
(Kenkou Yoshida)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年3月12日
◆生年月日:昭和15(1940)年5月2日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:36歳
◆当時の住所:神奈川県川崎市
◆当時の身分:無職(前年11月まで団体職員)
◆特徴:小柄で細身
◆特技:
1)特別上手ではないが、スポーツは何でもこなす
2)登山も少しはする
◆失踪場所:東北本線白石駅

【失踪状況】
体調不良のため次の転居予定地である大阪へ向かう前に約3ヶ月間、宮城県にある伯父の寺へ居候。
実家である岩手へ墓参りがてら帰って来いといっても来ず、居候先の伯父の話では何か連絡を待っている様子だったと話したと聞いている。
失踪前の住所は神奈川県川崎市。
■宮城県警HP
http://www.police.pref.miyagi.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■大阪府警HP
http://www.police.pref.osaka.jp/

【荒木和博・特定失踪者問題調査会代表による早坂勝男さん・日高信男さん・吉田賢光さん失踪事件の解説】
◆共通項は「大阪へ行く」
早坂勝男さんと日高信男さんに共通しているキーワードの一つに「大阪」がありました。
早坂勝男さんはお兄さんに「大阪に行って印刷の勉強をしてみたい」とも話していたことがあり、アルバムの中からも大阪市の住之江公園で写した写真が出てきました。
日高信男さんは失踪直前鹿児島の実家に「印刷会社を退職し、大阪で働く会社が決まった」旨の手紙を送付していました。一方会社の同僚には「大阪で仕事を探す」と伝えていました。
また、吉田賢光さんは昭和52年(1977)3月12日、「大阪に行く」と言って東北本線白石駅で妹さんが見送ったのを最後に行方不明になっています。ご本人は町役場の職員から社団法人の職員になり、失踪前年退職していましたが曹洞宗の僧籍を持っていました。

《特定失踪者・河合美智愛さんについて》
◆氏名:河合 美智愛
(かわいみちえ)
(Michie Kawai)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年4月2日
◆生年月日:昭和38(1963)年12月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:福井県越前市
◆当時の身分:会社員
◆身長:169cm
◆特徴:
1)おでこが広い
2)口元に小さなホクロ
3)右膝外側に10cm程度のあざ
◆失踪場所:福井県武生市(現・越前市)

【失踪状況】
失踪前日から地元の繊維会社に勤め始めていた。
昼食のために会社から一旦帰宅して昼食を取った後、会社に向かったが会社には着かずそのまま行方不明となった。
乗っていた自家用車(カローラ)も見つかっていない。
失踪後、1~2回、実家に無言電話がかかってきたが、名前を呼びかけると直ぐに切れた。
平成6年頃、宮城県内で目撃情報があります。
■福井県警HP
http://www.pref.fukui.jp/kenkei/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
          【みんな生きている】辺真一編/FCT      Cache   Translate Page      
-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!日・朝関係、近く動き出す可能性?》

アメリカと北朝鮮の歴史的な首脳会談からまもなく3か月。
9月10日夜のBS日テレ『深層NEWS』に出演したコリア・レポートの辺真一編集長は、拉致問題を含む日・朝関係が近く動き出す可能性があると述べました。

「日本側が再三にわたって北朝鮮側にアプローチしている。安倍晋三首相自らが再三にわたって北朝鮮に首脳会談の意思有りというメッセージを届けているというのが現実。水面下では7月に北朝鮮の要人と北村 滋内閣情報官が会ったと。それを受けて今日の韓国特使の金(正恩)委員長との会談の中身・結果の報告。そこで日・朝問題、拉致問題についても取り上げたということですから、恐らくそれは日本側が要請した。そしてその回答を聞いたということですから、もしそれが前向きな返事ということであれば、これは当然、動くんではないかなと」
(辺真一編集長)

辺編集長はまた、「拉致問題の解決なくして日・朝国交正常化はない」との日本政府の基本姿勢が、

「国交正常化のために拉致問題を解決しよう」

という形に変わっているのではないかと指摘しました。

■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■福島県警HP
http://www.police.pref.fukushima.jp/
■救う会ふくしまブログ
https://sukuukaifu.exblog.jp/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



《特定失踪者・坂上良則さんについて》
◆氏名:坂上 良則
(さかうえよしのり)
(Yoshinori Sakaue)
◆失踪年月日:昭和51(1976)年8月10日
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年5月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:28歳
◆当時の住所:福島県南相馬市
◆当時の身分:ガソリンスタンド従業員
◆北海道川上郡弟子屈町出身
◆身長:170cmくらい
◆特徴:痩せ型
◆失踪場所:福島県原町市

【失踪状況】
当時本人は下宿住まいで、叔父の紹介で勤めていたガソリンスタンドまで歩いて通勤していた。
失踪当日普段と変わらず、いつも持って歩く手提げバックを持ち下宿を出る。
スタンドに出勤していないので、下宿に連絡するが普段通り出ていったとのこと。
北海道の親元にも連絡があり、両親が下宿先に行き部屋を見たが、何も持って出た様子もなく、今にもすぐ帰ってくるような状態であった。
■北海道警HP
http://www.police.pref.hokkaido.lg.jp/

《特定失踪者・熊倉清一さんについて》
◆氏名:熊倉 清一
(くまくらせいいち)
(Sei-ichi Kumakura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和55(1980)年2月4日
◆生年月日:昭和24(1949)年11月7日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:29歳
◆当時の住所:福島県会津若松市
◆当時の身分:蒔絵師(吸物椀や重箱などの高級漆器に絵を描いていた)
◆身長:165cm
◆特徴:十二指腸の手術痕
◆失踪場所:福島県会津若松市

【失踪状況】
高校時代の友人Aさんが「新潟に行ったことがない」というので、本人の車に乗せて新潟へ向かったが、そのまま2人とも行方不明。
新潟県五泉町(現・五泉市)の親戚に向かったはずだが、親戚宅に姿を見せていない。
会津若松から新潟にかけて阿賀野川沿いを走る国道などを探したが、事故などの痕跡もなく、車も発見されなかった。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!「北朝鮮による拉致問題を考える巡回パネル展」をご案内します》

■北朝鮮による拉致問題や特定失踪者の問題の解決には、県民一人ひとりの皆様の声が、何よりも強い力となります。
新潟県では、一人でも多くの県民の皆様に、拉致問題等について理解を深め、関心を持ち続けていただくために、県内各地で巡回パネル展を開催しています。
ぜひご覧いただき拉致問題について一緒にお考えください。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:9月3日(月曜日)~9月14日(金曜日)
午前8時30分~午後5時30分
※土曜日・日曜日はお休みです。
◆場 所:新潟市江南区役所
※新潟市江南区泉町3-4-5
◆主 催:新潟県、新潟市
◆入場料:無料

2.プログラム(展示内容)
◆拉致問題等に関する広報パネル
◆拉致問題等に関する写真パネル
 ▽横田めぐみさんの父親である滋さんが撮影した家族写真
 ▽佐渡市で拉致された曽我ミヨシさんの写真
 ▽特定失踪者・大澤孝司さん、中村三奈子さんたちの写真
ほか

■江南区役所
https://www.city.niigata.lg.jp/konan/kuyakusho/access.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■曽我ミヨシさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_3.html
■曽我ミヨシさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_3en.html
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

◆昭和53(1978)年8月12日
母娘拉致容疑事案
被害者:曽我ひとみさん(Hitomi Soga)
(拉致被害時19歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:曽我ミヨシさん(Miyoshi Soga)
(拉致被害時46歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
「2人で買い物に行く」と言って出かけて以来失踪。
ひとみさんは平成14年10月日本に帰国。
ひとみさんの夫(ジェンキンス氏=アメリカ人)と2人の娘も平成16年7月に渡日・帰国。
北朝鮮側は、曽我ミヨシさんは北朝鮮に入境していないとしている。
捜査当局は、拉致実行犯である北朝鮮工作員・通称キム・ミョンスクについて、平成18年11月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/

[August 12, 1978: Mother and daughter abducted]

Abductees: Hitomi Soga (19, female, Niigata Prefecture), Miyoshi Soga (46, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared after saying they were going shopping.
Hitomi Soga returned to Japan in October 2002. Her husband (Charles Robert Jenkins, a US citizen) and two daughters arrived in Japan in July 2004.
North Korea asserts that Miyoshi Soga never entered North Korean territory. The Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant in November 2006 for a person known as Kim Myong-Suk, a North Korean agent believed to be responsible for the abductions, and listed her with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite her to Japan.

《特定失踪者・大澤孝司さんについて》
◆氏名:大澤 孝司
(おおさわたかし)
(Takashi O'sawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年2月24日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年6月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県佐渡市
◆当時の身分:新潟県佐渡農地事務所勤務
◆失踪場所:新潟県佐渡郡新穂村

【失踪状況】
自宅独身寮から約400m離れた飲食店で夕食を済ませ、知人宅に寄った後行方不明。
当時事務所には50人~60人が勤務、うち15人~20人程度が本土から単身赴任で来ていた。
失踪時期は観光がオフシーズンだったため、最も忙しい時期に拉致された曽我ひとみさん母子と違い警察もかなり大規模に捜査してくれた。
事務所では失踪後まもなく「あれは北朝鮮にやられたのではないか」との話で持ちきりになったが、やがてぴたりと止んだという。
元同僚の話では「失踪の2~3日前、一緒の船で新潟から帰ってきた。船中では飲む話、食べる話などをしていて自殺や失踪のそぶりは全くなかった」とのこと。
北朝鮮製と思われるマッチが寮の前あたりに落ちていたという。
平成16年1月29日、新潟県警に告発状提出。
■大澤孝司さんと再会を果たす会HP
http://www.ric.hi-ho.ne.jp/takashi-o/
■大澤孝司さんと再会を果たす会・巻高同窓会HP
http://www.makiko-doso.jp/osawa/profile.html
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・中村三奈子さんについて》
◆氏名:中村 三奈子
(なかむらみなこ)
(Minako Nakamura)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年4月6日
◆生年月日:昭和54(1979)年9月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県長岡市
◆当時の身分:高校を卒業して予備校に行く準備中
◆身長:163cm
◆体重:56Kg
◆特徴:
1)硬式テニスをやっている
2)その他のスポーツも好き
3)色白、えくぼがある
◆足のサイズ:24cm
◆失踪場所:新潟県長岡市の自宅

【失踪状況】
4月6日午前中、予備校に入学金50万円を納めに行く予定がそのまま帰宅しない。
後日入学金の中から「3万円借ります」というメモとともに47万円が見つかる。
身支度は普段着のまま。持ち物は自分の白い財布だけ。所持金は5万円~8万円程度と思われる。
通常出かけるときは自転車を利用するがこのときは置いていった。
3月25日に自らパスポートを申請し、4月3日交付。長岡ではなく新潟の旅券センターまで行っている。
大韓航空で出国状況を問い合わせると、7日9時にソウルへ出国していた。搭乗券を購入していた旅行会社によると、中村三奈子の名前で中年のハスキーな声の女性で搭乗券の依頼あり。
旅行は慣れているので新潟空港で出発当日搭乗券を受け取る。帰りの便やホテルは必要ないと言った。
出発当日の朝、中村三奈子の名前で派手なブラウスを着た女性に搭乗券を渡したとのこと。
■中村三奈子さんをさがす会ブログ
http://ameblo.jp/sagasukai98/
■中村三奈子さんをさがす会facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sagasukai98

《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※埼玉県川口市の藤田 進さんとは別人
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年3月26日
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年3月25日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県糸魚川市青海町
◆当時の身分:新潟県立糸魚川高校1年生(休学中)
◆身長:160cm
◆血液型:AB型
◆特徴:
1)おとなしい性格
2)やせ形
3)眼鏡せず
4)前歯がケガで欠けたのでつないでいる
◆失踪場所:新潟県西頸城郡青海町内、自宅から15分、海岸から5分くらいの映画館

【失踪状況】
海岸から徒歩5分、自宅から15分の映画館で、明大のマンドリンクラブの演奏会が開かれ、午前中に妹が行って良かったと言っていたので、それを聞いた本人も一人で自宅から徒歩で出かけていった。
猛吹雪で、学生服の上にブルーのアノラックを着ていた。
高校は休学中で登校拒否のようだった。

《特定失踪者・後藤久二さんについて》
◆氏名:後藤 久二
(ごとうひさじ)
(Hisaji Gotou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年10月30日
◆生年月日:大正3(1914)年2月28日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:63歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県上越市
◆当時の身分:元国鉄職員
◆特徴:顎のえらが張っている
◆失踪場所:新潟県上越市西城町の自宅近く

【失踪状況】
奥さんの代わりに醤油を買いに出たまま消息不明。

《特定失踪者・山本美保さんについて》
◆氏名:山本 美保
(やまもとみほ)
(Miho Yamamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年6月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月3日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:山梨県甲府市
◆当時の身分:大学受験生
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:51kg
◆特徴:
1)左目の下に3針縫った跡
2)左手にしもやけの軽いケロイド
◆靴のサイズ:23.5cm
◆失踪場所:山梨県甲府市の自宅を出て以来消息不明

【失踪状況】
「図書館に行く」と言ってバイクで出かけたまま失踪。甲府駅前にバイクが置かれているのが発見された。
4日後、新潟県柏崎市荒浜海岸にセカンドバックが落ちていたとの連絡。
失踪半年後の11月6日から無言電話が4年半ほど続く。
無言電話はほとんど数秒で切れるものだったが、失踪から3年4ヶ月後と3年6ヶ月後の2回の電話は10分~15分ほど続き、相手はじっと聞いている様子だった。
3年6ヶ月後の電話はすすり泣くような声が聞かれた。
平成16年1月29日、山梨県警に告発状提出。
■山梨県警HP
http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/police/
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・金 姫順さんについて》
◆氏名:金 姫順
(キム・ヒスン)
(Hi-sung Kim)
◆別名:金村 英子
(かねむらえいこ)
(Eiko Kanemura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和37(1962)年1月
◆生年月日:昭和17(1942)年10月2日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:兵庫県神戸市中央区元町通
◆当時の身分:専門学校生
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:
1)目は細い
2)交通事故の後遺症で右か左の足が伸びない(見た目ではわからない)
◆失踪場所:
1)新潟県
2)富山県
3)長野県

【失踪状況】
友人2人と神戸市内の自宅から家出した。その後友人2人は帰ってきた。
新潟もしくは富山にいたようだ。そこで「良い仕事があるので一緒に行かないか」と誘われ、友人たちは断って帰ったが、英子さんはついていったという。
仕事の内容は不明。
過去に一度家出したことがある。
山田英子と名乗っていたこともある。
失踪から1~2年の間は無言電話があった。「英子」と呼びかけても返答が無かった。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■富山県警HP
http://police.pref.toyama.jp/
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.

《新潟県警・愛知県警公開特定失踪者・渡邉浩成さんについて》
◆氏名:渡邉 浩成
(わたなべひろまさ)
(Hiromasa Watanabe)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和60年当時)
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市中区
◆新潟県三条市出身
◆当時の職業:郵便局員
◆身長:170cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和60年12月、岐阜県岐阜市の職場を出た後、行方不明になっています。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■岐阜県警HP
http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/police/



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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-その命、見捨てますか?-
《インチキ遺骨ではなくて、拉致被害者を返せ!「北朝鮮による拉致問題を考える巡回パネル展」をご案内します》

■北朝鮮による拉致問題や特定失踪者の問題の解決には、県民一人ひとりの皆様の声が、何よりも強い力となります。
新潟県では、一人でも多くの県民の皆様に、拉致問題等について理解を深め、関心を持ち続けていただくために、県内各地で巡回パネル展を開催しています。
ぜひご覧いただき拉致問題について一緒にお考えください。

1.日時・場所等
◆日 時:9月19日(水曜日)~9月27日(木曜日)
午前9時00分~午後5時00分
※土曜日・日曜日はお休みです。
◆場 所:新潟リハビリテーション大学C棟 学生食堂
※新潟県村上市上の山2-16
◆主 催:新潟県
◆入場料:無料ですが、施設への入場料等が必要な場合があります。

2.プログラム(展示内容)
◆拉致問題等に関する広報パネル
◆拉致問題等に関する写真パネル
 ▽横田めぐみさんの父親である滋さんが撮影した家族写真
 ▽佐渡市で拉致された曽我ミヨシさんの写真
 ▽特定失踪者・大澤孝司さん、中村三奈子さんたちの写真
ほか

■新潟リハビリテーション大学
https://nur.ac.jp/access/
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_2.html
■横田めぐみさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_2en.html
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」PV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cZyGknNi8
■「めぐみへの誓い-奪還-」(英語版)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=VEQdbP3JlVo
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI
■曽我ミヨシさんのご家族のメッセージ
http://www.rachi.go.jp/jp/message/movie_3.html
■曽我ミヨシさんのご家族のメッセージ(英語版)
http://www.rachi.go.jp/en/shisei/keihatsu/videomessage_3en.html
■VOA拉致問題動画
https://youtu.be/o2i_u8y8GJM
■政府拉致問題HP
http://www.rachi.go.jp/
■警察庁HP
http://www.npa.go.jp/
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■救う会全国協議会HP
http://www.sukuukai.jp/
■特定失踪者問題調査会HP
http://www.chosa-kai.jp/
■北朝鮮帰国者の生命と人権を守る会HP
http://hrnk.trycomp.net/
■No Fence北朝鮮の強制収容所をなくすアクションの会HP
http://www.nofence.jp/
■北朝鮮人権人道ネットワークfacebook
http://www.facebook.com/nknet2015
■国連の北朝鮮人権調査委員会は2014年2月、北朝鮮帰還事業や拉致問題を含む北朝鮮政府による人権侵害を「人道に対する罪」と認定する最終報告書を発表しました。
<原文>
『Report of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea』
https://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/HRC/CoIDPRK/Pages/ReportoftheCommissionofInquiryDPRK.aspx
<日本語訳>
『北朝鮮における人権に関する国連調査委員会(COI)最終報告書』
https://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/fp/hr_ha/page18_000274.html
■加藤 健ブログ「天を回せ!ロビー活動で挑む」
http://kenkato.blog.jp/
■ベナTVHP
http://www.benamu.org
■ベナTVブログ
http://blog.naver.com/benamu1004
■ベナTVFacebook
http://www.facebook.com/bnatv1004
■北朝鮮を離れて自由へ★イ・エラン★のブログ
http://blog.goo.ne.jp/aeran2000
■姜哲煥(カン・チョルファン)さん動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8wXjTN2W8E&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者トーク番組動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJZWxe9P-L8&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[前編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCPxzwHK8fQ&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画[後編](日本語訳付き)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq4sYy6d6EA&feature=youtu.be
■脱北者・金柱聖さんの動画(3)
https://youtu.be/pMC2G7akiiM
■ベナTV(日本語版)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YHLDtOoJOo
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeCTTaSgwx4&feature=youtu.be
■ベナTV(日本語版)動画
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WZoh00PGV8
■ベナ救出団:日本語(1)
https://youtu.be/USkALHXYyfI
■ベナ救出団:日本語(2)
https://youtu.be/W9yxZD9sjuM
■ベナ救出団:日本語(3)
https://youtu.be/Mv2kbq4hamU
■ベナ救出団:日本語(4)
https://youtu.be/xpocs10Hx0E
■ベナ救出団:日本語(5)
https://youtu.be/SYT--pNiFqc
■ベナ救出団:日本語(6)
https://youtu.be/p1MN3RHXQBc



◆昭和52(1977)年11月15日
少女拉致容疑事案
被害者:横田めぐみさん(Megumi Yokota)
(拉致被害時13歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
新潟市において下校途中に失踪。
平成16年11月に開催された第3回実務者協議において、北朝鮮側はめぐみさんが1994(平成6)年4月に死亡したとし「遺骨」を提出したが、めぐみさんの「遺骨」とされた骨の一部からは同人のものとは異なるDNAが検出されたとの鑑定結果を得た。
平成18年4月には日本政府の実施したDNA検査により、横田めぐみさんの夫が昭和53年に韓国より拉致された当時高校生の韓国人拉致被害者・金英男(キム・ヨンナム)氏である可能性が高いことが判明した。

※「白い翼でも黒い翼でも、赤い翼でも青い翼でも、何でも結構なんで、帰って来られる翼をめぐみに与えてほしい」
(横田早紀江さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの母)
※「正義は必ず勝つ、と私は信じていますので、あとしばらくお力をお貸しください」
(横田哲也さん。拉致被害者・横田めぐみさんの弟)
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■神奈川県警HP
http://www.police.pref.kanagawa.jp/
■あさがおの会HP
http://www.asagaonokai.jp
■ブルーリボンの祈り会/スイス日本語福音キリスト教会HP
https://www.jegschweiz.com/%E3%83%96%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AA%E3%83%9C%E3%83%B3%E3%81%AE%E7%A5%88%E3%82%8A%E4%BC%9A/
■アニメ「めぐみ」
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OXGYACTRGjI

[November 15, 1977: Young girl abducted]

Abductee: Megumi Yokota (13, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared on her way home from school in Niigata City.
During the third round of Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations in November 2004, North Korea claimed that Megumi Yokota died in April 1994 and handed over what it claimed were her remains. DNA analysis, however, indicates that some of the bones from these remains belong in fact to a different person or persons.
Additional DNA analysis conducted in April 2006 by the GoJ indicated a high probability that Kim Young-Nam, a Korean citizen abducted from the Republic of Korea in 1978 when he was a high-school student, was married to Ms. Yokota.

◆昭和53(1978)年8月12日
母娘拉致容疑事案
被害者:曽我ひとみさん(Hitomi Soga)
(拉致被害時19歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
被害者:曽我ミヨシさん(Miyoshi Soga)
(拉致被害時46歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
「2人で買い物に行く」と言って出かけて以来失踪。
ひとみさんは平成14年10月日本に帰国。
ひとみさんの夫(ジェンキンス氏=アメリカ人)と2人の娘も平成16年7月に渡日・帰国。
北朝鮮側は、曽我ミヨシさんは北朝鮮に入境していないとしている。
捜査当局は、拉致実行犯である北朝鮮工作員・通称キム・ミョンスクについて、平成18年11月に逮捕状の発付を得て国際手配するとともに、政府として北朝鮮側に身柄の引渡しを要求している。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/

[August 12, 1978: Mother and daughter abducted]

Abductees: Hitomi Soga (19, female, Niigata Prefecture), Miyoshi Soga (46, female, Niigata Prefecture)
Disappeared after saying they were going shopping.
Hitomi Soga returned to Japan in October 2002. Her husband (Charles Robert Jenkins, a US citizen) and two daughters arrived in Japan in July 2004.
North Korea asserts that Miyoshi Soga never entered North Korean territory. The Japanese authorities issued an arrest warrant in November 2006 for a person known as Kim Myong-Suk, a North Korean agent believed to be responsible for the abductions, and listed her with Interpol. The GoJ demands that North Korea extradite her to Japan.

《特定失踪者・大澤孝司さんについて》
◆氏名:大澤 孝司
(おおさわたかし)
(Takashi O'sawa)
◆失踪年月日:昭和49(1974)年2月24日
◆生年月日:昭和21(1946)年6月21日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:27歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県佐渡市
◆当時の身分:新潟県佐渡農地事務所勤務
◆失踪場所:新潟県佐渡郡新穂村

【失踪状況】
自宅独身寮から約400m離れた飲食店で夕食を済ませ、知人宅に寄った後行方不明。
当時事務所には50人~60人が勤務、うち15人~20人程度が本土から単身赴任で来ていた。
失踪時期は観光がオフシーズンだったため、最も忙しい時期に拉致された曽我ひとみさん母子と違い警察もかなり大規模に捜査してくれた。
事務所では失踪後まもなく「あれは北朝鮮にやられたのではないか」との話で持ちきりになったが、やがてぴたりと止んだという。
元同僚の話では「失踪の2~3日前、一緒の船で新潟から帰ってきた。船中では飲む話、食べる話などをしていて自殺や失踪のそぶりは全くなかった」とのこと。
北朝鮮製と思われるマッチが寮の前あたりに落ちていたという。
平成16年1月29日、新潟県警に告発状提出。
■大澤孝司さんと再会を果たす会HP
http://www.ric.hi-ho.ne.jp/takashi-o/
■大澤孝司さんと再会を果たす会・巻高同窓会HP
http://www.makiko-doso.jp/osawa/profile.html
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・中村三奈子さんについて》
◆氏名:中村 三奈子
(なかむらみなこ)
(Minako Nakamura)
◆失踪年月日:平成10(1998)年4月6日
◆生年月日:昭和54(1979)年9月18日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:18歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県長岡市
◆当時の身分:高校を卒業して予備校に行く準備中
◆身長:163cm
◆体重:56Kg
◆特徴:
1)硬式テニスをやっている
2)その他のスポーツも好き
3)色白、えくぼがある
◆足のサイズ:24cm
◆失踪場所:新潟県長岡市の自宅

【失踪状況】
4月6日午前中、予備校に入学金50万円を納めに行く予定がそのまま帰宅しない。
後日入学金の中から「3万円借ります」というメモとともに47万円が見つかる。
身支度は普段着のまま。持ち物は自分の白い財布だけ。所持金は5万円~8万円程度と思われる。
通常出かけるときは自転車を利用するがこのときは置いていった。
3月25日に自らパスポートを申請し、4月3日交付。長岡ではなく新潟の旅券センターまで行っている。
大韓航空で出国状況を問い合わせると、7日9時にソウルへ出国していた。搭乗券を購入していた旅行会社によると、中村三奈子の名前で中年のハスキーな声の女性で搭乗券の依頼あり。
旅行は慣れているので新潟空港で出発当日搭乗券を受け取る。帰りの便やホテルは必要ないと言った。
出発当日の朝、中村三奈子の名前で派手なブラウスを着た女性に搭乗券を渡したとのこと。
■中村三奈子さんをさがす会ブログ
http://ameblo.jp/sagasukai98/
■中村三奈子さんをさがす会facebook
http://ja-jp.facebook.com/sagasukai98

《特定失踪者・藤田 進さんについて》
※埼玉県川口市の藤田 進さんとは別人
◆氏名:藤田 進
(ふじたすすむ)
(Susumu Fujita)
◆失踪年月日:昭和40(1965)年3月26日
◆生年月日:昭和23(1948)年3月25日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:17歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県糸魚川市青海町
◆当時の身分:新潟県立糸魚川高校1年生(休学中)
◆身長:160cm
◆血液型:AB型
◆特徴:
1)おとなしい性格
2)やせ形
3)眼鏡せず
4)前歯がケガで欠けたのでつないでいる
◆失踪場所:新潟県西頸城郡青海町内、自宅から15分、海岸から5分くらいの映画館

【失踪状況】
海岸から徒歩5分、自宅から15分の映画館で、明大のマンドリンクラブの演奏会が開かれ、午前中に妹が行って良かったと言っていたので、それを聞いた本人も一人で自宅から徒歩で出かけていった。
猛吹雪で、学生服の上にブルーのアノラックを着ていた。
高校は休学中で登校拒否のようだった。

《特定失踪者・後藤久二さんについて》
◆氏名:後藤 久二
(ごとうひさじ)
(Hisaji Gotou)
◆失踪年月日:昭和52(1977)年10月30日
◆生年月日:大正3(1914)年2月28日
◆性別:男
◆当時の年齢:63歳
◆当時の住所:新潟県上越市
◆当時の身分:元国鉄職員
◆特徴:顎のえらが張っている
◆失踪場所:新潟県上越市西城町の自宅近く

【失踪状況】
奥さんの代わりに醤油を買いに出たまま消息不明。

《特定失踪者・山本美保さんについて》
◆氏名:山本 美保
(やまもとみほ)
(Miho Yamamoto)
◆失踪年月日:昭和59(1984)年6月4日
◆生年月日:昭和39(1964)年3月3日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:20歳
◆当時の住所:山梨県甲府市
◆当時の身分:大学受験生
◆身長:160cm
◆体重:51kg
◆特徴:
1)左目の下に3針縫った跡
2)左手にしもやけの軽いケロイド
◆靴のサイズ:23.5cm
◆失踪場所:山梨県甲府市の自宅を出て以来消息不明

【失踪状況】
「図書館に行く」と言ってバイクで出かけたまま失踪。甲府駅前にバイクが置かれているのが発見された。
4日後、新潟県柏崎市荒浜海岸にセカンドバックが落ちていたとの連絡。
失踪半年後の11月6日から無言電話が4年半ほど続く。
無言電話はほとんど数秒で切れるものだったが、失踪から3年4ヶ月後と3年6ヶ月後の2回の電話は10分~15分ほど続き、相手はじっと聞いている様子だった。
3年6ヶ月後の電話はすすり泣くような声が聞かれた。
平成16年1月29日、山梨県警に告発状提出。
■山梨県警HP
http://www.pref.yamanashi.jp/police/
■しおかぜ収録inハーグ
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CeE7fbhZALk

《特定失踪者・金 姫順さんについて》
◆氏名:金 姫順
(キム・ヒスン)
(Hi-sung Kim)
◆別名:金村 英子
(かねむらえいこ)
(Eiko Kanemura)
◆失踪年月日:昭和37(1962)年1月
◆生年月日:昭和17(1942)年10月2日
◆性別:女性
◆当時の年齢:19歳
◆当時の住所:兵庫県神戸市中央区元町通
◆当時の身分:専門学校生
◆身長:156cm
◆体重:55kg
◆特徴:
1)目は細い
2)交通事故の後遺症で右か左の足が伸びない(見た目ではわからない)
◆失踪場所:
1)新潟県
2)富山県
3)長野県

【失踪状況】
友人2人と神戸市内の自宅から家出した。その後友人2人は帰ってきた。
新潟もしくは富山にいたようだ。そこで「良い仕事があるので一緒に行かないか」と誘われ、友人たちは断って帰ったが、英子さんはついていったという。
仕事の内容は不明。
過去に一度家出したことがある。
山田英子と名乗っていたこともある。
失踪から1~2年の間は無言電話があった。「英子」と呼びかけても返答が無かった。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■富山県警HP
http://police.pref.toyama.jp/
■長野県警HP
http://www.pref.nagano.lg.jp/police/

◆昭和53(1978)年6月頃
元飲食店店員拉致容疑事案
被害者:田中 実さん(Minoru Tanaka)
(拉致被害時28歳)
※This person was Abduction by North Korea
欧州に向け出国したあと失踪。
平成14年10月にクアラルンプールで行われた日・朝国交正常化交渉第12回本会談及び平成16年に計3回行われた日・朝実務者協議において我が方から北朝鮮側に情報提供を求めたが、第3回協議において北朝鮮側より北朝鮮に入境したことは確認できなかった旨回答があった。
平成17年4月に田中 実さんが拉致認定されて以降、政府は北朝鮮側に対し即時帰国及び事案に関する真相究明を求めてきているが、これまでに回答はない。
■兵庫県警HP
http://www.police.pref.hyogo.lg.jp/
■救う会兵庫HP
http://www.sukuukai078.net/04.html
■救う会兵庫facebook
http://www.facebook.com/sukuukai078

[In or around June 1978: Former restaurant worker abducted]

Abductee: Minoru Tanaka (28, male, Hyogo Prefecture)
Disappeared after departing Japan for Europe.
The GoJ requested that North Korea provide information on this case at the 12th round of Japan-North Korea Normalization Talks held in Kuala Lumpur in October 2002 and all three Japan-North Korea Working-Level Consultations held in 2004. During the third round of consultations, North Korea asserted that there is no evidence that Mr. Tanaka had ever entered North Korean territory.
Since April 2005, when the GoJ officially identified Minoru Tanaka as an abductee, the GoJ has demanded that North Korea immediately allow him to return to Japan and provide a full accounting of his case. North Korea, however, has not responded.

《新潟県警・愛知県警公開特定失踪者・渡邉浩成さんについて》
◆氏名:渡邉 浩成
(わたなべひろまさ)
(Hiromasa Watanabe)
◆当時の年齢:23歳(昭和60年当時)
◆当時の住所:愛知県名古屋市中区
◆新潟県三条市出身
◆当時の職業:郵便局員
◆身長:170cmくらい

【失踪状況】
昭和60年12月、岐阜県岐阜市の職場を出た後、行方不明になっています。
■新潟県警HP
http://www.police.pref.niigata.jp/
■愛知県警HP
http://www.pref.aichi.jp/police/
■岐阜県警HP
http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/police/



【SEA OF MERCY】
The book named “Sea of Mercy”
13-year- old junior high school student Takeshi Terakoshi was abducted in May 1963.
He went fishing with his two uncle, Shoji and Soto-o Terakoshi. The fishingboat named Kiyomaru left for the fishing ground nearby Noto island, Ishikawa prefecture.
Kiyomaru encountered North Korean spy vessel. Spies were afraid of detection.
Soto-o and Takeshi were abducted and carried to Chong-jin city. Shoji was considered to be killed at the site.
Families, fellow fishermen and coast guard searched the area, but they could find only Kiyomaru and Takeshi’s school uniform.
They thought 3 persons were in disress and died. Funeral service was held.24 Years were passed.
In 1987, Soto-o’s sister received the letter from Soto-o and surprised.
Soto-o wrote “Takeshi and I am living in Gusong, North Korea”.
Takeshi’s father and mother visited to North Korea in1988 and met with Soto-o and Takeshi.
But they couldn’t say how they carried to North Korea because NK officials watched them.
North Korea made the story of their shipwreck accident and lifesaving.
Since then, Takeshi’s parents visited to him a lot of times but Takeshi and his family members cannot say that Takeshi and his uncles were abducted.
In 1997, Megumi Yokota case was appeared in the media and the national congress. Terakoshi’s case was also observed as an abduction case. But “he” denied that he was abducted and praised North Korea and the Kim family.
In December 2001, Pyongyang publishing company published a book named “Sea of Mercy”.
The author is Kim Myong-ho, Takeshi’s Korean name.
In that book, Takeshi wrote that they are not the abduction victims but happily living in North Korea after they ware saved. Moreover “he" denied other abduction case such as Megumi Yokota and Yaeko Taguchi in this book.
Nine months later, Kim Jong-il admitted and appologized for the abduction activities.
But North Korea still denies Terakoshi’s case as abduction and Takeshi and his family cannot say he was abduction victim because Takeshi himself is a hostage.
“Sea of Mercy”, the title is a symbol of North Korean regime.
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          North Korea gun-running to Egypt, Uganda, Eritrea, and Sub Saharan Africa: Bruce Bechtol. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast      Cache   Translate Page      
AUTHOR. (Photo:Identifier: livingstonesstan00jone (find matches) Title: Livingstone's and Stanley's travels in Africa also, the adventures of Mungo Parke, Clapperton, DuChaillu, Baker and other famous explorers, in the land of the palm and the gorilla Year: 1900 (1900s) Authors: Jones, Charles H Subjects: Missions Publisher: New York : Hurst Contributing Library: Harold B. Lee Library Digitizing Sponsor: Brigham Young University View Book Page: Book Viewer About This Book: Catalog Entry View All Images: All Images From Book Click here to view book online to see this illustration in context in a browseable online version of this book. ) http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow North Korea gun-running to Egypt, Uganda, Eritrea, and Sub Saharan Africa: Bruce Bechtol. @GordonGChang @TheDailyBeast "North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability" by Bruce E. Bechtol Jr.  https://www.amazon.com/Korean-Military-Proliferation-Middle-Africa/dp/0813175887 North Korea has posed a threat to stability in Northeast Asia for decades. Since Kim Jong-un assumed power, this threat has both increased and broadened. Since 2011, the small, isolated nation has detonated nuclear weapons multiple times, tested a wide variety of ballistic missiles, expanded naval and ground systems that threaten South Korea, and routinely employs hostile rhetoric. Another threat it poses has been less recognized: North Korea presents a potentially greater risk to American interests by exporting its weapons systems to other volatile regions worldwide. In North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa, Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. analyzes relevant North Korean military capabilities, what arms the nation provides, and to whom, how it skirts its sanctions, and how North Korea's activities can best be contained. He traces illicit networks that lead to state and nonstate actors in the Middle East, including Syria, Iran, Hezbollah, and Hamas, and throughout Africa, including at least a dozen nations. The potential proliferation of nuclear and chemical weapons technology and the vehicles that carry it, including ballistic missiles and artillery, represent a broader threat than the leadership in Pyongyang. Including training and infrastructure support, North Korea's profits may range into the billions of dollars, all concealed in illicit networks and front companies so complex that the nation struggles to track and control them. Bechtol not only presents an accurate picture of the current North Korean threat―he also outlines methodologies that Washington and the international community must embrace in order to contain it.
          Putin says North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not responding      Cache   Translate Page      

Putin says North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not respondingRussian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that North Korea was taking a lot of steps toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but Washington was not responding and was making endless demands for full disarmament instead. Washington and Pyongyang have been discussing North Korea's nuclear program since their leaders met in Singapore in June, though that summit's outcome was criticized for being short on details about how and whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was willing to give up weapons that threaten the United States.



          Russia Waives Objections to UN Report on North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - The Russian Permanent Mission to the United Nations decided to waive its objections to the UN report prepared by an independent group of experts on sanctions against North Korea, mission's press secretary Fedor Strzhizhovskiy told reporters.
          Rice from heaven : the secret mission to feed North Koreans by Cho, Tina M.      Cache   Translate Page      
In South Korea, Yoori and her Appa, who grew up in North Korea, work with other villagers to send special balloons to carry rice over the border into North Korea, where people are starving.
          Global Gathering Presses for Greater Religious Freedoms      Cache   Translate Page      
Religious persecution continues in too many places: ongoing repression of and atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Burma, the brutal Chinese crackdown on Uighurs and other Muslims, Tibetan Buddhists, and Christians, attacks by terrorists on Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Pakistan, authoritarian repression of Baha’is in Iran and now Yemen, and all faiths in North Korea.
          Has Tan Wu Meng confused fear and compulsion with diligence and discipline?      Cache   Translate Page      
Singapore's active courting of the North Korean state is somewhat disturbing. It is one thing to host an international summit between the President of the United States and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to facilitate talks between the 2 but quite another for us to plan governmental visits to North Korea. Does the fact …
          Postcards from Pyongyang, Part 2/2      Cache   Translate Page      
Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang on September 9 as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)

Korean People's Army (KPA) soldiers march during a mass rally on Kim Il Sung square in Pyongyang on September 9, 2018. Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang on September 9 as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions. (Photo by Ed Jones/AFP Photo)

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A woman guards stand at the gate of a cosmetic factory during a government organised visit for foreign reporters ahead of 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 8, 2018. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

A woman guards stand at the gate of a cosmetic factory during a government organised visit for foreign reporters ahead of 70th anniversary of North Korea's foundation in Pyongyang, North Korea on September 8, 2018. (Photo by Danish Siddiqui/Reuters)

          The Deceit of ‘The Steady State’      Cache   Translate Page      

September 5, 2018, the New York Times ran an anonymous op-ed from “a senior White House official,” in which he criticizes Trump as being “anti-democratic.” The senior official goes on to hypocritically explain how he secretly works each day to undermine the duly elected President of the United States. One such example, according to the anonymous author, is how the deep state saboteurs in the White House successfully provoke aggression with Moscow in order to “frustrate” Trump’s attempt to de-escalate with both Russia and North Korea, long derided targets of neo-con enmity. Why hasn’t Trump been able to de-escalate tension … Continue reading

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          Trump's Executive Order on Elections is a Sham       Cache   Translate Page      

The president signed an executive order today that sounds good but is really a giant ruse. Here’s what it authorizes:

The measure orders the director of national intelligence to investigate whether election meddling took place and who was responsible. After a 45-day review period, an assessment will be passed to the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, which will have an additional 45 days to determine if punishments are warranted.

Possible sanctions include freezing any U.S. assets of individuals or groups found to have interfered in the election, cutting off their access to the American financial system and banning them from entering the country.

[National Security Advisor John] Bolton said the American public will only learn of any determination of election interference when sanctions are announced, saying investigations must be kept private because they involve highly classified intelligence.

Officials said the order did not pertain to one country in particular — like Russia, which has regularly been the target of sanctions for election interference — over fears that others such as Iran, China and North Korea could also attempt to meddle in the U.S.’s elections.

“It’s more than Russia here that we are looking at,” said [Director of National Intelligence Dan] Coats.

The move was immediately panned by members of both parties in Congress.

Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), who jointly introduced a piece of legislation that would impose penalties for election interference earlier this year, said in a statement Wednesday the order “does not go far enough to address” malicious activity by foreign entities.

“Mandatory sanctions on anyone who attacks our electoral systems serve as the best deterrent,” the senators said. “We must make sure Vladimir Putin’s Russia, or any other foreign actor, understands that we will respond decisively and impose punishing consequences against those who interfere in our democracy.”

The executive order appears intended to cut off the momentum in Congress to legislate on this issue. In addition to the Rubio-Van Hollen bill, the Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a bill today called the DETER Act that is co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL). It would deny entry into the country to any foreign national found to have interfered in U.S. elections.

Sen. Graham and Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) also have a bill in the works that impose additional sanctions of Russia for their previous meddling. By signing this executive order, Trump is trying to look like he gives a damn about foreign interference in our elections, but he isn’t fooling Congress, and he should not fool you, either.

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백악관, 트럼프-김정은 2차 회담 준비 중  – 폼페이오 장관 방북 취소 후 김정은 위원장의 친서 전해져 – 최근 북한 열병식에 ICBM 빠져, 비핵화 진전 신호 해석 – 미 정보당국, 여전히 북한 핵무기 제조 및 은폐 시도 알려 CNBC가 월요일 ‘The White House is coordinating a second Trump meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’ ...

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          China and the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review      Cache   Translate Page      

The Trump administration’s Nuclear Posture Review, released earlier this year, emphasized the growing threat of nuclear competition in the Asia-Pacific, specifically with reference to Russia, North Korea, and China. In this podcast, Tong Zhao, of the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, sat down with David Santoro, Director and Senior Fellow of Nuclear Policy Programs at the Pacific Forum CSIS, to explore pressing nuclear issues in the region and their implications for the U.S.-China relationship.


           SKorea says progress of nuclear talks a 'daily concern'       Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea's foreign minister said Thursday that making progress on denuclearisation talks with North Korea is a "daily concern", as she called for fresh...
          North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder      Cache   Translate Page      
Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.

          Episode 95: #95: Run By Horses      Cache   Translate Page      

This week Dave and Gunnar talk about: San Jose’s license-plate opportunity, AT&T’s wifi opportunity, UK government’s Oracle opportunity, and DISA’s email opportunity.

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          Episode 74: #74: NEST 9000      Cache   Translate Page      

This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about your singular uniqueness on the web, miniaturizing almost everything, and Dell IT using OpenShift.

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This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: robotics, public and not-so-public goods, and redesigning airlines.

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          Episode 42: #42: Topic Roulette      Cache   Translate Page      

This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: cleaning out the attic, transparency in companies, new RHEV release, and Packing for Mars by Mary Roach.

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          Episode 38: #38: Penchant for Hyperbole      Cache   Translate Page      

This week, Dave and Gunnar talk about: watching your email, hearing your GnuPG key, the smell of fresh-baked OpenStack, a taste of ARM on Fedora, a touch of Skynet.

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          North Korea's "Mass Games" provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder      Cache   Translate Page      
Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.

          Epic Photos From North Korea’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations      Cache   Translate Page      
Kim Jong Un might be a dictator, but he sure knows how to put together an epic propaganda fest in celebration of North Korea's 70th anniversary.
          North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder      Cache   Translate Page      
Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.

          Inter-Korean liaison office to begin operations immediately after opening ceremony on Sept. 14      Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea’s Unification Ministry has announced that the inter-Korean liaison office specified in the Apr. 27 Panmunjom Declaration will begin operations immediately after South and North Korea hold ..
          South Korean Sports Minister to suggest co-hosting 2032 Summer Olympics to North Korean counterparts      Cache   Translate Page      

South Korea's Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan has claimed the country will propose the idea of co-ho...

          North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder      Cache   Translate Page      
Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.

          N. Korean, Park Jin-Hyok Charged With Global Cyber Attacks      Cache   Translate Page      
Founders Code U.S. CHARGES NORTH KOREAN HACKER Federal prosecutors charged a North Korean man, Park Jin-Hyok, with crimes in connection with a series of costly cyber attacks around the globe, including the WannaCry ransomware attack in 2018, the heist of Bangladesh’s central bank in 2017, and the hack of Sony Pictures in 2014. It is […]
          Sept 12th, 2018 : Light Piles      Cache   Translate Page      
We’ve all seen the pictures of the Earth from space at night. Rich countries lit up like Christmas trees, poor countries just a few cites lit up, and North Korea a single dot. Petrichor Studio feels that doesn’t tell the whole picture, like how much brighter is one city than another. They took...
          Secretary of state Mike Pompeo re-brands his agency the 'Department of Swagger' on Instagram and puts his own picture in a mock-up department seal as he puts pressure on Iran and North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a stab at rebranding his agency the 'Department of Swagger' by launching a new Instagram account.

The former CIA director even rolled out a new logo that showed him glad-handing smiling staffers inside the retro post-war building located in Foggy Bottom. His debut postings even invoked Shakespeare and Gen. George S. Patton

'Shakespeare was the first to use "swagger,"' Pompeo wrote. 'Gen. Patton had his swagger stick. At @statedept, we've got #swagger too. Follow me on Instagram at instagram.com/secpompeo or pics and videos with some @Statedept #swagger.'

The site will become a vehicle for Pompeo to post some of his favorite images of his own globe-trotting and shuttle diplomacy.


          PES 2019 PC Asian Challenge Patch by Rafael K.      Cache   Translate Page      
It contains the South Korean K-League with 14 teams. The stats are mostly based on FIFA 18 after conversion for the best authenticity !

It also contains the following 6 North Korean teams and 4 Other Asian teams :
April 25 (Korea DPR)
Hwaebul (Korea DPR)
Pyonyang City (Korea DPR)
Kigwancha (Korea DPR)
Rimyongsu (Korea DPR)
Amrokkang (Korea DPR)
Minerva Punjab (India)
Bali United (Indonesia)
Johor Darul Takzim (Malaysia)
Ha Noi FC (Vietnam)

The OF also renames North and South Korean players, removing duplicates from both countries as well.

Idea of Challenge :
Don’t hesitate to add the 6 North Korean teams to the K-League for an All Korea League! I suggest you only recruit North Korean players in that case.
Conquest the trophy and make your leader proud!
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I created lots of content, but also borrow some from these creators :
– PES In.Q (some K-League kits and stadiums)
– Angel Torero, TXAK et LucasRK (national teams kits)

Don’t hesitate to completely or partially add my mod to yours, I will just ask to mention me in the credits, thanks.

          SKorea says progress of nuclear talks a 'daily concern'      Cache   Translate Page      
South Korea's foreign minister said Thursday that making progress on denuclearisation talks with North Korea is a "daily concern", as she called for fresh momentum at a joint Korean summit next week.
          What is North Korea Actually Like?      Cache   Translate Page      
Very few westerners have had the opportunity to travel to North Korea, so we really do not really know what the country is like. What is it like now? An Australian scholar who has recently visited the country talks about what is going on there.
          North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder      Cache   Translate Page      
Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country.

          South Korea says progress of nuclear talks a 'daily concern'      Cache   Translate Page      
(MENAFN - Gulf Times) South Korea's foreign minister said Thursday that making progress on denuclearisation talks with North Korea is a ‘daily concern', as she called for fre...
          Северная Корея: тогда и сейчас / Inside North Korea: Then and Now [2017, документальный, DVB]      Cache   Translate Page      
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          South Korea to propose co-hosting 2032 Olympics with North Korea       Cache   Translate Page      
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Do Jong-hwan announced plans on Sept. 12 to propose jointly hosting the 2032 Olympics with North Korea. Following a visit to Japan to attend a trilateral me..
          9/13/2018: News: Ally was Communist until 2016      Cache   Translate Page      

ANDREW Murray is one of Jeremy Corbyn’s closest allies. But the senior union figure is a controversial figure, only quitting the Communist Party in 201 and once expressing ‘solidarity’ with North Korea. He is chief of staff to Unite boss Len...
          U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighed      Cache   Translate Page      

U.S. voices concern on China's Muslim crackdown, sanctions weighedDiscussions have gained momentum within the U.S. government over possible economic penalties in response to reports of mass detentions of ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, which has prompted a growing international outcry, U.S. congressional sources said. Any sanctions decision would be a rare move on human rights grounds by the Trump administration against China, with which it is engaged in a trade war while also seeking Beijing's help to resolve a standoff over North Korea's nuclear weapons. A U.S. official said the idea of sanctions was still in the discussion stage, and one of the congressional sources said a decision did not appear to be imminent.



          GERMANY AND RUSSIA: THE LONG DANCE / GEOPOLITICAL FUTURES      Cache   Translate Page      

Germany and Russia: The Long Dance

Perhaps this time is different.

By George Friedman


Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met last weekend at Meseberg, the guesthouse of the German federal government. Expectations for the meeting, on both sides, were rightfully low. But the meeting comes at a time when both the Germans and Russians are redefining their place in the international system, which for them also means redefining their own relationship. In the 20th century, shifts in the Russo-German relationship tended to have profound consequences for Europe. It’s worth considering what it could mean this time.

Contemporary Europe originates in the early 1990s when the Soviet Union collapsed and the Maastricht Treaty creating the European Union went into effect. For the Germans, these two events meant that their primary interest was no longer the defense of Germany against the Soviet Union, and therefore their primary partner in said defense, the United States, was no longer central. Instead, Germany’s immediate problem was the reintegration of the former German Democratic Republic. Longer term, the focus was on turning the European Economic Community into more than a free trade zone and using the new tools of solidarity to ensure German economic interests. Given the paucity of strategic threats, Germany did not require a coherent security strategy beyond maintaining the EU, and its military capabilities, substantial during the Cold War, atrophied.

Germany’s relationship with Russia was primarily about access to Russian energy supplies. Since its founding, Germany has needed an industrial plant that was much larger than domestic consumption could support. Its industry allowed the German economy to surge and preserved social stability. Imperial Germany competed with the British Empire, selling to Russia, Austria-Hungary and southern Europe and buying natural resources from them. Nazi Germany attempted to create a similar structure, imposed by military force. Contemporary Germany remains dependent on imports of resources and exports of goods. The European Union is one leg of its strategy, and Russia has been another.

In the first decade after the Soviet collapse, Russia did not have a coherent strategy. It was, as a nation, in a state of shock, having freed itself from Soviet structures but having not yet built a new edifice. On the one hand, it needed economic relations with the rest of Europe. On the other hand, it needed to secure itself against foreign threats. The Russians, like the Soviets, pursued a strategy of strategic depth. They sought a neutral or pro-Russia buffer to the west – consisting of the Baltic states, Belarus and Ukraine – and to the south in the North Caucasus.

The encroachment of NATO into Russia’s western buffer and the South Caucasus created a strategic crisis for Russia. The development of a pro-Western government in Ukraine in 2014 was particularly alarming. To make matters worse, oil prices plummeted later in the year – a devastating development for Russia’s economy, which still relies on exports of raw materials. Russia’s strategic and economic position seemed to be unraveling.

The foundation of German national strategy has not quite unraveled, but it’s no longer as secure as it was. The EU is fragmenting along national and class lines. It remains Germany’s primary market for exports, but confidence that this will be permanent has been shaken. Now it is at odds with the United States, which is demanding more defense expenditure from Germany, along with the unstated demand that Germany take more risk alongside the United States. But the Germans have no interest in joining the U.S. in the Middle East, the South China Sea or North Korea.

Germany and Russia, then, both have problems with the global hegemon. These problems precede the Donald Trump administration and go deeper than politics and diplomacy. For Germany, the U.S. constantly wants to divert it from its primary interest (the EU) and creates regional friction – with Russia, for example. And for Russia, the Americans are extending their sphere of influence, particularly in Eastern Europe and the Baltics, with no visible motive except to threaten Russia’s security.

At the same time, Germany and Russia see potential benefits from cooperation. Germany’s economic and regional interests require oil and gas, which Russia has. Russia’s economic development requires foreign investment and technology, which Germany has. This is familiar ground. Germany and Russia explored cooperation between 1871 and 1914. Between the two world wars, Russia provided Germany with military assistance, allowing it to evade the Treaty of Versailles. From 1939 to 1941, they were bound by treaty and jointly participated in the invasion of Poland. Of course, both periods ended disastrously. In World War I, Imperial Germany devastated Imperial Russia. Similarly, despite the military assistance (the Treaty of Rapallo) and the 1939 Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, Germany invaded Russia and brutalized it again during World War II. American power in West Germany helped avert similar bloodshed during the Cold War.

In short, the history of Russo-German relations since Germany’s unification in 1871 has consisted of tentative attempts at cooperation followed by catastrophic wars and near-wars. Neither country has forgotten that, but the temptation to try again, on the assumption that this time is different, is powerful. If history is consistent, then the U.S. is indispensable. It was U.S. lend-lease and the invasion on the western front that enabled the Soviets to defeat Germany in World War II. It was the U.S. that guaranteed West Germany’s security in the Cold War. Each has been, in a real sense, saved from the other by the Americans.

Of course, if this time really is different, then forming an understanding and pushing the U.S. out of the equation makes sense. But if it remains the case, as it was during the 20th century, that Russia needs buffers to its west, and Germany needs markets and resources under its control, then neither side really has a solid basis for cooperation. In that case, this looks like 1939, when the two sides signed a pact that they knew the other would betray, with the expectation that they would betray first, when the time was right. An alliance of those thinking themselves more clever than the other doesn’t usually end well.

But perhaps this time is different.
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A SOUTHEAST Queensland bid for the 2032 Games would be facing a possible blockbuster joint bid for 2032 from South Korea and North Korea.
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Proposed legislative changes made originally to avoid "conflict" with North Korea
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Two sides also discussed cross-border bridge project and DPRK laborer restrictions in EEF meeting
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          Russia looking into supplying electricity to North Korea      Cache   Translate Page      
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          U.S. imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese firms      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on two firms, one in Russia and one in China, for supporting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.

          The Proxy War Over Trump’s Foreign Policy      Cache   Translate Page      

Six years ago, Republican Senators Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham had a “crazy bastard” fight over foreign policy and civil liberties. Politico reported three years later that the entire purpose of Graham’s 2016 presidential run was to “take down Rand Paul.” In June, Jim Antle explored how “Rand Paul and Lindsey Graham battle for clout with Trump.”

This war between libertarian realist Paul and uber-hawk Graham is not new.

And it continued on Tuesday in a Daily Beast story on how Bob Woodward’s new book about the inner workings of the Trump administration illustrates just how much Graham has tried to bend the president’s ear on foreign policy.

What foreign policy ideas does Graham have in mind for Trump? Assassinating North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, for one. It is well known that Graham wants regime change in Iran and Syria. When urging the president to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan indefinitely, he said to Trump, according to Woodward, “Do you want on your résumé that you allowed Afghanistan to go back into the darkness and the second 9/11 came from the very place the first 9/11 did?”

“Well, how does this end?” Trump reportedly asked him. “It never ends,” Graham said, adding, “It’s good versus evil. Good versus evil never ends.”

To Graham’s credit, he was at least upfront about subscribing to the familiar neoconservative formula for perpetual war.

Yet to our knowledge, Trump has not tried to coordinate with China to assassinate North Korea’s leader, and seems to have resisted those within his administration who have urged regime change in Iran and Syria.

I noted at TAC in August that Politico reported that Senator Rand Paul was key in convincing Trump that regime change in Iran is not only bad for America’s national security interests, but could start another Middle East war. The Daily Beast reports that Woodward has now revealed even more about the Paul-Trump relationship and how it often works against the agenda of hawks like Graham.

“[I]f Graham has tried to wield his influence with Trump to pull the trigger on more foreign interventions, Paul has wished to influence Trump in the polar-opposite direction,” reports the Daily Beast. “Unfortunately for the hawkish Graham, it appears at least some of Paul’s ideas have rubbed off on the president.”

“In defending his approach to Russian President Vladimir Putin and other repressive leaders,” the Daily Beast continues, “Trump has in recent months expressed to those close to him a sympathy for Paul’s non-intervention streak, stressing how American politicians of both parties want to recklessly start ‘World War III,’ if only to stick it to Putin or Assad.”

And this is where it really gets interesting: “Trump has then, in the same breath, praised more dovish Republicans such as ‘Rand, [who] won’t let that happen,’ and will help keep America from slipping into another quagmire or major war, according to a source familiar with Trump’s private comments.”

Rand won’t let that happen.” That’s a hell of a statement from the president. It suggests that even Trump believes the proper balance between war and peace, as it relates to his White House’s decisions, rests on his ongoing relationship with and counsel from the Kentucky senator.

It appears that while Graham is trying to convince Trump to start World War III, it is still Paul who is attempting to prevent it. It is also obvious that Trump’s instincts on this front, if not always his rhetoric or cabinet selections, are more in line with Paul than Graham.

This is no small matter.

The foreign policy dispute between Paul and Graham existed long before anyone even considered Donald Trump a serious political contender, and it existed for a reason. The small but heretofore nonexistent libertarian wing of the GOP led by Paul represented the most significant challenge to the neoconservative foreign policy orthodoxy within the party that had reigned since the George W. Bush administration.

When Graham decided to run for president in 2016 to “take down Rand Paul,” it was not because GOP hawks necessarily believed Paul was winning the foreign policy argument—it was to prevent the argument from happening. Conservatives are hawks and liberals are doves, period, insists the calcified GOP establishment, as if the anti-war Pat Buchanan movement of the 1990s never happened, noninterventionism-friendly publications like TAC don’t exist, and staunch advocates of a restrained foreign policy like Russell Kirk—the man responsible for American rightists calling themselves “conservative” in the first place—weren’t relevant. In fact, almost the entire political history of the Paul family has been one of establishment Republicans insisting that both Ron Paul and Rand Paul are somehow GOP interlopers because they deviate from how dangerous men like Lindsey Graham think about foreign policy.

But as the Tea Party movement took shape in 2009 and 2010, inspiring many to question the exorbitant cost of federal budgets—including Pentagon budgets—and majorities of conservatives opposed President Barack Obama’s interventions in Libya and Syria, opportunities arose for Paul’s foreign policy to get a fairer hearing on the right.

Today, under Trump, those realist and noninterventionist views are not only receiving more attention than anyone would have expected just a few years ago, but the libertarian Paul appears to be resonating with the president more than the frozen-in-2003 Graham—much to hawks’ chagrin.

This is not to say that Trump will remain on this path. As Pat Buchanan noted Tuesday, the president is in danger of going “full neocon” regarding Syria—something Graham would undoubtedly approve of.

Still, “We would be at war with half the world if Lindsey had it his way,” according to one unidentified congressional aide quoted in the Daily Beast story. That we are not suggests Paul is winning this proxy war—whether Lindsey Graham and the old guard like it or not.

Jack Hunter is the former political editor of Rare.us and co-authored the 2011 book The Tea Party Goes to Washington with Senator Rand Paul.


          News Shocker: Media fact-Checks Barack Obama, at least this once      Cache   Translate Page      

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One of the things the mainstream media never quite got around to during Barack Obama’s brief 2,922 days in office was fact-checking his every public comment. Probably just an oversight.

However, during Donald Trump’s endless 601 days in office the media have rediscovered their watchdog conscience and are keeping very close track — even daily — of his misstatements, untruths and exaggerations. Probably because there’s not much else happening with jobs, the economy, North Korea, Iran, ISIS, etc.

However, now Obama has chosen to gift us with his political presence once again. Who else do Dems have really? Maxine Waters? Nancy P?

The ex-president is hitting the midterm campaign trail — and the sitting president by name — from Illinois to California with Florida yet to come. And — wait for it — the Associated Press has now devoted an entire article to fact-checking him.

Seriously.

Last Friday Obama received an ethics award — seriously — back home in Illinois, this for the man who, among other courageous acts, steered a $522 million taxpayer-guaranteed loan to a campaign bundler before Solyndra went belly up. Obama lit into Trump for his statements to the press.

Obama said:

I complained plenty about Fox News. but you never heard me threaten to shut them down or call them enemies of the people.

Yeh, right. AP points out Obama’s team did, however, use a 1917 Espionage Act to aggressively prosecute leakers with extraordinary vigor. It seized the telephone records of some 20 AP reporters at work and home trying to uncover sources for one of its al Qaeda exclusives.

You may also recall Obama’s pal and Attorney General Eric Holder, who reportedly has eyes on the 2020 presidential wannabe race, signed off on court documents falsely declaring Fox News reporter James Rosen a criminal co-conspirator in another case. This to get wiretaps on his phones and those of his parents to track down his State Department sources.

To its credit, the news service now also points out the untruthfulness of Obama’s claim to being the real initiator of the booming economic growth the country is now experiencing. Under Obama’s policies and spending the U.S. experienced the weakest economic recovery (2.2 percent) in 65 years since the end of World War II.

Currently, it’s at a 4.1 percent annualized rate, the result of Federal Reserve actions, Republican tax cuts and the innate momentum of a recovery.

The AP also found the Chicagoan cherry-picking numbers about Obamacare and household income growth to make himself look good.

Yet to come, no doubt, are reexaminations of Obama’s promises about keeping your doctor and health insurance, lies he repeated at least 36 times in the course of selling Obamacare, which never ignited media outrage.

Then, there’s that obscure YouTube video that so enraged some Muslims in Libya that they torched the consulate in Benghazi and killed four Americans, left without backup or rescue.

And the yet-to-come the “swift justice” Obama promised would befall the perps and….

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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on two firms, one in Russia and one in China, for supporting North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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Michael Palin’s 75th birthday celebrations might not have suited your average pensioner. No party for the ever-youthful globetrotter. Instead, he packed a case and headed for North Korea. On the day itself, last May, you would have found Palin tilling...
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WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States is imposing sanctions on two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia. The Treasury Department announced Thursday it is designating China Silver Star, its North Korean CEO Jong Song Hwa, and its Russia-based sister company. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says in a statement that the sanctions are intended to stop the...
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un may be dragging his feet on denuclearization, but soon enough he'll be crying uncle to Uncle Sam.
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For the past two days, the Russian military has been conducting the country's biggest drills in decades, as President Vladimir Putin seeks to send a message to the West - but also to his own increasingly-dissatisfied electorate. explains why the most-recent drills are significant. Largest drills since the Soviet era According to the Russian defence ministry, the Vostok-2018 military exercises, which launched on Tuesday and are scheduled to end on Saturday, are the country's biggest since 1981. They allegedly involve some 300,000 troops and include contingents from neighbours and Mongolia. A thousand planes, helicopters and drones, up to 80 ships and 36,000 tanks, armoured personnel carriers and other vehicles are to be used, according to the ministry. The drills take place in the country's far-east - Vostok means "East" - and will see close collaborations between ground, air and specialist units as well as the deployment of reconnaissance and electronic warfare. Experts, however, have cast doubt on the number of troops involved. "Russia has strong incentives to provide misleading numbers on the size of its exercises - claiming that those in the West, like Zapad-2017, are smaller than they really are, and those in the East, like Vostok, are larger," Keir Giles, senior research fellow at London-based think-tank Chatham House, told . That's because Western countries can request to send inspectors under the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe rules if exercises involve more than 15,000 troops. Why the West cares Russia regularly conducts military drills and in the past has used these often-surprise exercises to launch attacks, including the invasion of Georgia in 2008 and the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in 2014. In the past two years, it's appeared to have ramped up its drills in scale and complexity. Russia said 12,000 troops took part in last year's Zapad ("West") exercises on the borders with NATO countries although estimates from observers ranged from 30,000 to 100,000. Of particular interest for the West will be what Russia's army has learnt from the conflicts it's currently involved in, according to Emily Ferris, a research fellow at the London-based RUSI think-tank. "For almost ten years, the Russian army has been undergoing widespread modernisation of its troops and equipment. "Russia's military involvement in the conflicts in eastern Ukraine and Syria are both informing their experiences of battle, and the military is adapting its tactics and technology accordingly, as well as using this as an opportunity to demonstrate its new equipment," she told . Ferris explained, however, that most of Russia's armed companies are under international sanctions, "which makes it difficult for them to locate international partners" and mean its "defence industry still lacks a lot of components". Still, NATO spokesman Dylan , who announced in late August that NATO had been briefed about the drills, said on Twitter: "Vostok demonstrates Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict. It fits into a pattern... a more assertive Russia significantly increasing its defence budget & its military presence." Why they're particularly important to Putin Russia has found itself increasingly isolated diplomatically as western nations sanctioned the country for its actions in Ukraine, blamed it for the Novichok nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy in Britain earlier this year and accused it of election meddling. Russia vehemently denies the latter two allegaions. The show of force is a way for Putin to "ensure that its armed forces are as ready as possible to engage in conflict, and that potential adversaries receive an impression of enormous armed power in order to deter them," Giles told . It also plays well in a country that prides itself of its military might and comes at an opportune time for Putin, whose ratings have slipped since announcing a rise in the pension age, prompting wide-spread protests across the country. The drills, Giles said, might "reassure Russians that however much their standard of living may be deteriorating under the current leadership, at least Russia once again has a powerful army to console itself with." Russia's shift to the East It is not the first time has joined Russia for military drills but this year is particularly significant, Ferris explained, because it's "part of Russia's strategy to symbolically and politically align itself with , as a counter-balance to the US's geopolitical influence." The two countries are tied by their mutual security concerns over North Korea's nuclear programme and are increasingly cooperating in Syria. Russia is an active military participant backing Syria's regime leader Bashar al-Assad, while is interested in post-conflict investment. "It is also significant that these exercises coincide with the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Russia's far-east region of Vladivostok - an annual event designed to promote foreign and domestic investment in the Far East," Ferris said. "Russia is very interested in attracting investment from Japan and , particularly in infrastructure," she added, noting that President Xi Jinping attended the EEF this year.
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The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.

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          A decade later and are you ready the big one?      Cache   Translate Page      


Exactly ten years ago this week, all of our lives changed. On Tuesday, our attention - rightly so - was focused on what happened seventeen years ago this week on 9/11. But just seven years later, on September 15th, Lehman Brothers collapsed kicking off the 2008 financial crisis. New York City, again, was ground zero for another tragedy. The shockwave reverberated all across the globe.

The question today, after a decade of trying to fix the economy, is… could this happen again? Well it depends on who you talk to. Some people say that the record amounts of global and corporate debt will trigger the next crash. Some say that a global currency crisis is about to explode, and that will be the cause. Others fear protectionism and tariffs. To be honest, all of these things could trigger the next crash. Each scenario has the potential to make what happened in 2008 seem like a slight bump in the road. Imagine if all of these scenarios happened at the same time. What if all of the dominoes fall in sequence? It would be a catastrophe beyond anything the world has ever experienced.

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But there is a new scenario that experts are even more worried about, and it's something I didn't even realize was being seriously considered. Yesterday, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, who provide clearing and settlement for financial markets here in the U.S., released a report outlining their number one fear and cause for the next big financial crisis: Cyber warfare.

And they aren't the only one's worried. A few months ago, the government published a similar report drawing the same conclusions. these findings came from the Financial Stability Oversight Council which is chaired by the Secretary of the Treasury.

This isn't some kooky hair brained conspiracy theory. Both the government and private business thinks that a cyber attack will be the root cause of a global crash. This is huge. How is this information not being reported on all over the country this week?

The reports detail how a nation state cyber attack will begin by targeting what's called a "systemically important financial institution." These are banks like Bank of America, JP Morgan or the bank formerly known as Lehman Brothers. But they can also be giant hedge funds or insurance companies… like AIG. The Lehman Brothers collapse was the first shot of the 2008 crash, and experts are now saying that something similar will happen during the next one… the big one.

This isn't some kooky hair brained conspiracy theory.

A hostile country like China, Russia or even North Korea would trigger a run on one or multiple systemically important institutions. From there, the global system would begin to unravel just as it did before. But this time, it would happen as global and corporate debt are at record levels, as a global currency crisis is brewing and with a trade war escalating between the two largest economies in the world.

Technology is changing the world like never before. Some of it will be amazing and spectacular, but some of it will be horrifying and destructive.


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A sobering reminder of the power of the state in North Korea, however, was the realisation that many of the thousands of performers on the field were young children. Since a reduction in tensions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme this year, tour operators say tourism has increased.
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A coal shipment that arrived in South Korea last fall exposed a gap in the global effort to enforce sanctions on Pyongyang.
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The U.S. announced sanctions on Russia and Chinese tech firms as alleged North Korean front companies.

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The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned two Russian and Chinese technology firms it said are front countries for North Korea

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The United States has imposed sanctions on two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia, accusing them of moving illicit funds to North Korea. “These actions are intended to stop the flow of illicit revenue to North Korea from overseas information technology workers disguising their true identities and hiding behind front companies, aliases, and third-party nationals,” said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in an official statement. The department designated the China-based China Silver Star, its North Korean CEO Jong Song Hwa and its Russia-based sister company Volasys Silver Star as such fronts. The sanctions come at a time when the U.S. is maintaining pressure on the North Korean government in its negotiations to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.  “The United States will continue to fully enforce and implement sanctions until we have achieved the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea," Mnuchin said. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement during their historic summit in Singapore in June for the North to dismantle its nuclear program. But the two sides are at an impasse over the pace of North Korea ending its nuclear and missile development programs.  
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If there were an index that could adjust for standard of living, such as PPP, then the average Chinese Citizen certainly does pollute more than the average American. The average Haitian that cuts down all their trees to cook their food produces less CO2 than the average American. The US spends more per capita than most of the world on healthcare (which is a tragedy to some), but we also spend more per capita on K-12 education (which isnt a tragedy to the same). No one is lauding Haiti for not polluting. No one is lauding North Korea on how cheap their socialized medicine is. The fact is, policy-making needs trust, and it's been squandered when fake solutions are advocated for intangible problems. Interesting statistical fact: 0% of the plastic in the ocean is from Edmonds straws.
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President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will hold another summit, perhaps as soon as October. What could go wrong? Almost everything.

At their June meeting in Singapore, the two signed a “joint statement,” pledging “to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” a formula even vaguer than it sounds, which Trump took as a diplomatic triumph and the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

We learned soon after that, in their one-on-one session before the two sides’ delegations met, Trump also agreed to suspend joint U.S.–South Korean military exercises (calling them “provocative,” as Kim routinely does, and “expensive”) and to draft a peace treaty, possibly to be signed at their next meeting, ending the Korean War, which settled into a stalemate and cease-fire in 1953 but was never formally finished.

This may seem like a triumph indeed (who could object to peace in one of the world’s jumpiest hot spots?), and Trump is keen to claim it—to be heralded as a global peacemaker—before the midterm elections. Kim, who has learned how to push all of Trump’s buttons, is abetting this desire, writing him a “very warm, very positive” letter (as White House press secretary Sarah Sanders Huckabee characterized it) and saying that he wants to achieve total denuclearization by the end of Trump’s first term.

But a peace treaty (or “peace declaration,” if Trump didn’t want to submit it to the Senate for ratification) wouldn’t necessarily promote peace and could mean the end of all leverage against Pyongyang. Michael Green, professor at Georgetown and director of the National Security Council’s Asia desk during the Bush administration, told me, “The most important and sweeping sanctions against North Korea are the Trading With the Enemy Act Sanctions.” With a peace treaty, “North Korea (and probably China and Russia) would argue these are no longer necessary.”

Similarly, Kim and his allies—and possibly South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who is eager to promote economic development in the north—would also likely argue that America’s continued military presence on the peninsula would violate the treaty and that, if the troops weren’t pulled out, North Korea would abrogate the deal. In other words, North Korea could get everything the Kim dynasty has been dreaming of for decades—in exchange for which the current scion is obliged to do nothing.

Many U.S. officials working on the Korea problem fear that Trump will grab whatever peace deal Kim dangles before him—however vaguely the terms are defined and whatever conditions are attached—for the sake of electoral gain.

In his private session with Kim three months ago, Trump also agreed to proceed toward negotiations on North Korea’s terms—that is, in “phased synchronous measures”—rather than demanding, as he previously had, that Kim get rid of all his nukes at once. In principle, this was a good move. The demand for a “big bang,” all-at-once disarmament agreement (as Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton put it) was always a nonstarter: No leader would give up his most vital assets without getting something in return beforehand. But before making this concession, Trump should have worked out precisely what step-by-step measures he wanted Kim to make and what steps the United States would take in return. Since June, the North Korean negotiators (a canny bunch who have been doing this for decades) have stalled follow-on talks, claiming that they’ve already taken their steps: They’ve halted the testing of missiles and nuclear weapons, returned remains of dead prisoners of war (or what they say are the remains are of dead POWs), and blown up the entrance (but no other portal) of a missile-engine test site. They now say they won’t do anything else until after the United States signs a peace treaty.

Previous administrations have viewed a peace treaty, and normalization of relations, as the final phase of any talks with Pyongyang—the ultimate reward to hold out. Trump might say that his predecessors were wrong, but certainly one precondition for the ultimate prize should be that the North Koreans at least declare how much nuclear material they possess—how many missiles, how many finished warheads, how much plutonium and highly enriched uranium—and where the sites are located, so inspectors can verify the dismantling.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had hoped that Kim’s team would present an itemized list of their nuclear facilities at the June summit. But they haven’t done, or pledged to do, even that. There is no way to gauge how much the North Koreans disarm without knowing how many arms they have in the first place.

In fact, according to U.S. intelligence, North Korea has expanded its missile production since the June summit. Kim did hold his annual military parade without rolling out any intercontinental ballistic missiles. This can properly be seen as a gesture to Trump, but it doesn’t remotely mean—contrary to Trump’s rejoicing—that they’re moving toward denuclearization. It could mean simply that Kim now views North Korea as a nuclear power and therefore doesn’t need to show off his wares.

In 2012, North Korea updated its constitution to declare itself a “nuclear-armed state.” The fact is frequently touted, for domestic and foreign consumption, as Kim’s glorious accomplishment. His summit with the president of the United States—the placement of North Korea on the same stage with the most powerful country on Earth and, until recently, its most powerful foe—is seen (correctly) as a direct result of this achievement. Kim is not going to get rid of his nuclear weapons, nor would any North Korean leader. And Kim knows that, as long as he keeps sending Trump “warm letters,” the United States won’t pressure him to do so. In July, Trump even said Kim could take as long as he wanted to disarm. “We have no time limit,” he said.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill, talk is better than war, and there are ways the Trump administration could maneuver these talks to a good-enough outcome. The first step would be to accept the fact that North Korea is not going to surrender all of its nuclear weapons. The second step would be to take advantage of the fact that, while the North Koreans have some nuclear weapons (U.S. intelligence estimates range between 30 and 60), this amounts to a small arsenal; there is no evidence that they’ve yet succeeded at placing a nuclear warhead on top of a missile; and they haven’t tested their long-range missile enough times to regard it as a first-strike weapon. At best, they have enough weapons to deter an American first strike; and as long as we assure them that we have no intention to launch a first strike, maybe we can hold them in place.

Another way of making the point is this: If the talks go on and on and on, with no progress, no steps toward disarmament, but the North Koreans do not resume testing (a move that could easily be detected), that would be fine. But sanctions should continue, though they could be relaxed if Kim does make moves toward disarmament. And while the United States might at some point set up an “interests office” in Pyongyang, it should not offer full diplomatic recognition until Kim makes genuine moves. Human rights, of which Kim is one of the world’s most atrocious offenders, might also be put on the table.

This modest, realistic course of action can be pursued, though, only if relations—and expectations—are kept in a low key. A grand state visit, with the pomp and ceremony of big-power summitry, will only elevate Kim’s status and legitimacy, at no cost to him. But here we come back to the problem: Trump is interested in a peace treaty with Kim, phony or otherwise, only because of its pomp and ceremony—its poll-pushing optics.

Trump seems to think—he may genuinely believe—that Kim is his friend and that personal friendship is the only basis for international deals. He seems to think that the talks are stalled because the bureaucrats on his negotiating team don’t know how to make deals. As he has claimed on many other matters, only he can fix this. Last week, after Kim was reported to proclaim “unwavering faith in President Trump,” Trump tweeted, “Thank you to Chairman Kim. We will get it done together!”

But what is the “it” that Trump thinks they’ll get done? What does he want these talks, and this summit, to accomplish? There have reportedly been no senior National Security Council meetings on the subject. (Any previous president would have held several by now.) Has Trump discussed the question of what’s in our interests, and what’s feasible, with anybody who knows anything about the subject?

Doubtful, and this is why many officials in Washington, Seoul, Tokyo, and elsewhere are nervous about the idea of another summit. They don’t know what the boss will do or say; they don’t know what he’ll give up. He understands next to nothing about the issues; he has fallen full-bore for Kim’s bromance ploy; and he still thinks he should get the Nobel Peace Prize for simply sitting down with the tyrant he once derided as Little Rocket Man. He’s drinking a toxic, nerve-racking brew.


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ON SEPTEMBER 6th, President Donald Trump tweeted his gratitude to Kim Jong Un for the North Korean leader’s “unwavering faith” (in Donald Trump). “We will get it done together!” A few hours later the Justice Department published a 174-page criminal complaint against Park Jin Hyok, a prolific hacker working for North Korea’s military intelligence bureau. It exemplified the tangled threads of a North Korea policy seesawing uneasily between diplomacy and pressure. But America’s increasingly litigious response to cyber-attacks throws up another concern: will its own legion of government hackers face retribution in kind?

The rap sheet against Mr Park is remarkable. The “scope and damage” of North Korea’s operations, notes an FBI agent, “is virtually unparalleled”. Three attacks stand out. The first wiped almost half of Sony’s data in 2014. It aimed to terrorise the film studio into halting the release of “The Interview”, a film that had enraged North Korea for its depiction of an assassination plot...


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HOW is Asia policy made in Washington? The trite answer is by Donald Trump’s Asia hands waking up each day and checking the president’s tweets. The answer from Mr Trump’s officials is that not all Mr Trump’s pronouncements on Asia should be taken literally. They say the old alliances with Japan and South Korea still stand (despite Trumpian grumbling), and that America still believes in upholding an international order in which Asia has prospered. And despite the president’s infatuation with strongmen, America—they say—really doesn’t think leaders should gun down suspected drug-dealers. An anonymous official wrote last week in the New York Times of a “steady state” pushing back against chaos and misrule in the White House. Many Asia hands would consider themselves such defenders of stability.

There is not much those hands can do about the president’s dealings with North Korea. Since his summit in June with Kim Jong Un, Mr Trump has been trying to do things his way. His...


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IT HAS been a busy month for theatrics in Pyongyang. On September 9th North Korea celebrated its 70th anniversary with a big parade through the city centre (pictured). It also kicked off weeks of “mass games”—synchronised gymnastics by thousands of performers in homage to the eternally ruling Kim clan. This year’s games have featured flip-card displays of a meeting in April between the North’s despot, Kim Jong Un, and the South’s elected president, Moon Jae-in. In North Korea summitry is showbiz. Mr Kim will be starring again on September 18th when Mr Moon is due to travel to Pyongyang for the first visit to the city by a South Korean leader in more than a decade.

Politically, however, the third North-South summit this year will be more important for Mr Moon than for Mr Kim. His popularity has fallen thanks to bad economic news and a minimum-wage hike that unions thought too small and firms too big. His trip to Pyongyang will be a chance to show that he can still succeed as a peacemaker. Mr...


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Thousands of tourists packed into Pyongyang’s giant stadium this week, marveling at the return of North Korea’s “Mass Games.” A sobering reminder of the power of the state in North Korea, however, was the realization that many of the thousands of performers on the field were young children.

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September 13, 2018 - Professor and author Bruce E. Bechtol, Jr. discusses his new release, North Korean Military Proliferation in the Middle East and Africa: Enabling Violence and Instability. In dialogue with Senior Director Stephen Noerper, Bechtol speaks to the DPRK’s ongoing sales of conventional weapons, ballistic missile and WMD systems and technology, as well as collaboration, in the world’s more volatile regions.

For more information, please visit the link below:
https://www.koreasociety.org/policy-and-corporate-programs/item/1196-korea-at-a-crossroads-north-korean-military-proliferation-in-the-middle-east-and-africa


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The US announced new sanctions against North Korea Thursday, taking aim at a Chinese company, its North Korean CEO and its Russia-based sister company. The two information technology companies are actually North Korean-controlled entities, the Treasury Department said in a statement Tuesday that accused the Russia-based company Volasys Silver Star, China-based China Silver Star and its CEO Jong Song Hwa of violating US sanctions. “These actions are intended to stop the flow of illicit revenue to North Korea from overseas […]
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Thousands of tourists packed into Pyongyang’s giant stadium this week, marveling at the return of North Korea’s “Mass Games.” A sobering reminder of the power of the state in North Korea, however, was the realization that many of the thousands of performers on the field were young children.

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Lindsey Graham urged Donald Trump to support assassinating Kim Jong Un, Woodward book saysAt one point not too long ago in American history — as in, last year — it appeared as though increasing tensions with North Korea could escalate into a full-blown conflict. Under Kim Jong Un's regime, the hermit kingdom was testing intercontinental ballistic missiles at an unprecedented rate, while Donald Trump was attacking the dictator as "Rocket Man" in tweets and a major speech at the United Nations, in which he threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if further provoked. According to journalist Bob Woodward’s new book Fear: Trump in the White House, Lindsey Graham offered a bizarre solution to the chaos during a national security meeting the president had assembled in 2017: urge the Chinese government to assassinate the North Korean leader, and instead install a military general who "they control".



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration blacklisted two North Korean-controlled information technology companies based in China and Russia on Thursday as it pushed for progress by Kim Jong Un’s government on denuclearization. The Treasury Department announced it was designating China Silver Star, its North Korean CEO Jong Song Hwa and its Russia-based sister company, Volasys ...

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The cold war mentality that has endured on the Korean peninsula over the last seven decades must come to an end through an official declaration of the end of the Korean war, a senior member of the South’s parliament said ahead of a landmark summit in Pyongyang next week. Ahn Gyu-baek, chairman of the national defence committee of the South Korean National Assembly, said the next steps must be the simultaneous signing of a peace treaty and North Korea’s denuclearisation. He said he...
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North Korea has formally named Kim Song as its new ambassador to the United Nations, a position that has been vacant for more than a month, state media reported Thursday. The appointment came after he recently received his visa to begin work at his post in New York. Because his visa was not issued soon after his application in late May, there was talk that the United States was intentionally delaying the process amid slow progress in denuclearisation talks with North Korea. Kim had previously...
          A Cryptographic Escrow for Treaty Declarations and Step-by-Step Verification. (arXiv:1809.04170v1 [cs.CR])      Cache   Translate Page      

Authors: Sébastien Philippe, Alexander Glaser, Edward W. Felten

The verification of arms-control and disarmament agreements requires states to provide declarations, including information on sensitive military sites and assets. There are important cases, however, where negotiations of these agreements are impeded because states are reluctant to provide any such data, because of concerns about prematurely handing over militarily significant information. To address this challenge, we present a cryptographic escrow that allows a state to make a complete declaration of sites and assets at the outset and commit to its content, but only reveal the sensitive information therein sequentially. Combined with an inspection regime, our escrow allows for step-by-step verification of the correctness and completeness of the initial declaration so that the information release and inspections keep pace with parallel diplomatic and political processes. We apply this approach to the possible denuclearization of North Korea. Such approach can be applied, however, to any agreement requiring the sharing of sensitive information.


          09/13 Links Pt1: Haley: All the Palestinians Have Ever Done Is Ask for Money and Badmouth the U.S.; UNRWA perpetuates the refugee problem; Oslo Accords: 25 years of naivete      Cache   Translate Page      
From Ian:

Haley: All the Palestinians Have Ever Done Is Ask for Money and Badmouth the U.S.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday justified the US State Department’s closure of the Washington mission of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, saying all the Palestinians have ever done is ask for money and badmouth the US.

She also said that Washington is still waiting for them to come to the negotiating table.

“All they’ve done is have their hand out asking for money, badmouth the United States, not come to the table on the peace deal — why would we have a PLO office?” she in an interview with Fox News. “Why would we continue to fund the Palestinians?”

Asked if she thought President Donald Trump’s strong-arm tactics would change the policies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has shunned American officials since Washington recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December, she said it was “totally up to the Palestinians.”

Haley said that the US was ready to negotiate a peace deal as soon as Abbas was prepared to join the discussions.

“If the leadership of the Palestinians came to the table, automatically you’re going to have a peace plan. Negotiations are going to happen. Neither side is going to like it,” she said. “But the Palestinians have more to gain than Israel ever will.”

Haley said that the Trump administration was continuing to work on its long-awaited peace plan, even though Abbas has washed his hands of it.

CAMERA Op-Ed The Inconvenient Truth About Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian Terrorism
Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority (PA), the entity that rules the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) has been appointed to lead a terrorist organization. Although the press has frequently called Abbas, who also leads the Fatah movement and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), a “moderate” and the PA a “peace partner,” not a single major U.S. news outlet has reported the PA chief’s new job.

According to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), a non-profit organization that monitors Arab media in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, on Aug. 2, 2018 the official newspaper of the PA reported that Abbas was now “the one responsible for the Palestinian National Fund.”

Israel’s defense ministry designated the PNF a terrorist organization in March 2017, noting: “The fund has a crucial role in the financial support for Palestinian terrorist operatives imprisoned in Israel, and it is used as the most significant route for transferring money.”

Times of Israel reporters Judah Ari Gross and Eric Cortellessa have noted that although the PNF “is said to contain billions of dollars from wealthy Arab donors and profits from various investments,” nonetheless “there is little transparency or oversight in the management and use of funds.”

Abbas’s appointment should be newsworthy. As PMW pointed out, the PA president is now in violation of Israel’s Counter Terrorism Law 2016-5776, which stipulates that “one who heads a terrorist organization or manages it or takes part in directing the terror organization in general, directly or indirectly” faces “25 years imprisonment.” In other words, a nominal U.S. ally is now leading a terrorist organization.
IsraellyCool: Re Boot
Columnist Max Boot argues in the Washington Post that the Trump administration’s pro-Israel moves (like closing of the PLO mission in Washington and defunding UNRWA) are big mistakes, opening the door to radicals. One part of his argument is thus:

They also don’t understand that the Palestinian Authority, for all its problems, is vastly preferable to any conceivable alternative. Yes, it is corrupt and undemocratic and, yes, it engages in anti-Israel propaganda. But, far from sponsoring terrorism against Israel, the Palestinian Authority is working closely with Israel to squelch terror. In May, after the U.S. Embassy relocation, thousands of Gaza residents tried to storm the Israeli border fence, resulting in 62 fatalities. There were no such attacks in the West Bank, because the Palestinian Authority worked there to prevent them. By gratuitously insulting and defunding the most moderate Palestinian faction, Trump is opening the door to the radicals. That’s a Rosh Hashanah present Israel could do without

Yet the very same Max Boot had this to say only a couple of years ago, in a post now flushed down the memory hole (thank you Google cache!):

Predictably, Obama is even more scathing when it comes to Israel, which, unlike Saudi Arabia, is a democratic country that respects human rights. It will surprise no one who has followed closely this administration’s foreign policy that Obama blames Prime Minister Netanyahu for the failure to achieve a peace treaty, giving a pass to the leaders of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority who refuse to recognize Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state or even to condemn terrorism against Israel. According to Goldberg: “Obama has long believed that Netanyahu could bring about a two-state solution that would protect Israel’s status as a Jewish-majority democracy, but is too fearful and politically paralyzed to do so.” If Obama has stern words for Mahmoud Abbas and the leaders of Hamas — who are the actual obstacles to peace — Goldberg does not record them.

Does Mr Boot really think the PA has changed its tune in just two years?



UNRWA perpetuates the refugee problem
No longer can it be considered purely a relief organisation. It has become highly politicised agency seeking to preserve the status of second and third-generation Palestinians as refugees. The original number of refugees supported by UNRWA is, according to its website, some 700,000. As refugee status tumbled down the generations it now extends to five million people through the West Bank, Gaza, Lebanon, Syria and other countries. These Palestinians do not live in the vast tent cities to be seen on Syria’s borders with Jordan and Turkey. They inhabit well-maintained apartment blocks and the children are educated in well-appointed schools.

The biggest funder of UNRWA has been the United States, with Britain not far behind. In a gesture designed to demonstrate the anachronistic nature of the organisation, the Trump White House as suspended some £232m of annual funds.

The administration is the first to recognise that an organisation with the main purpose of preserving refugee status is out of keeping with the rest of the world, where permanent settlement and integration is the goal. It makes peace in the region more difficult by encouraging the multiplication of numbers. That makes the promises of ‘return’ in any peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians infinitely more complicated.

Britain has dipped into its big overseas aid budget and increased its contribution to UNRWA by £90m to help make up the shortfall, along with the Germany. Palestinian peace envoy Saeb Erekat says the decision to reduce or even close down funding ‘aims at closing schools, clinics, hospitals and starving people.’ No one wants to see any of that happen and there is no reason why, if UNRWA was to uprooted, other UN and global agencies could not take up the baton.

That would end the current position where Palestinians are the only group in the region and across the world which has a specific agency which aims to preserve refugee status which is unnecessary and inequitable.

The real hope for the Palestinians are programmes such as those run by the World Bank which seek to unleash enterprise and economic development not to preserve a dependence culture. The US has struck a blow in this direction.

That should be regarded as a positive approach for the New Year.
IDF says it detonated large bomb placed on Gaza fence, foiling attack
The Israeli military on Thursday detonated a large bomb that had been placed along the Gaza security fence by Palestinians during a recent riot, the army said.

The Israel Defense Forces said the placement of the improvised explosive device showed that the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group was trying to keep up the clashes along the border, despite the reported ongoing ceasefire talks with Israel.

The large IED, which was placed inside a blue jerrycan, was found earlier this week by the IDF next to the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip.

On Thursday morning, the military destroyed the bomb in a controlled explosion, the army said.

“The cell of terrorists that planted the explosive device planned to injure IDF soldiers and interrupt the operations of forces working in the area,” the army said.

“IDF soldiers foiled the attempted terror attack. There were no injuries, and no damage was caused,” the military said in a statement.

According to the IDF, the bomb was placed along the fence during a riot earlier in the week.

“The planting of the explosive device by the terrorist cell under the cover of a violent demonstration is further evidence that the Hamas terror group is working to maintain the conflict in the fence area and to injure IDF soldiers, while using residents of the Gaza Strip as human shields and as cover for terrorist activities,” the army said.


JPost Editorial: 25 Years Later
It was a day 25 years ago filled with such enormous hope, so much potential, so many dreams, as the world witnessed the signing of what came to be known as the Oslo Accords.

On the front page of the next day’s Jerusalem Post was a box of comments by various public figures, commenting about the historic signing on the White House lawn. Some of the quotes made sense then, reflecting the hope, potential and dreams we wanted so badly to be fulfilled:

“I feel like it’s November 29, 1947. We didn’t know then where we were heading, but we knew we were heading for great things.”
– communications minister Shulamit Aloni

“The signing of the accord is a courageous and necessary act. The Holy See is aware of the present and future difficulties, but it is convinced the signing of the accord signifies the opening of a path to peace.”
– Vatican chief spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls

Some were less starry eyed and more cautious:

“All the substantive issues still have to be resolved. Only the psychological barrier has been passed.”
– Henry Kissinger

“It’s a day of great exhilaration for us, but at the same time great apprehension… I’ve got a lot of questions in my mind about the ability of the Palestinians to implement the accord.”
– US House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Lee Hamilton

And then there were those who said then that it was all just a dream, with no hope and no potential:

“The signing ceremony in Washington is a day of mourning for the Jewish people, and one must tear one’s clothes for the destruction of Eretz Yisrael.”
– former chief rabbi Shlomo Goren

“The impetuous rush to embrace an enemy who uses the language of peace for the purpose of war, in the long term will be seen as an historic blunder.”
– Likud chairman Benjamin Netanyahu

For 25 years, the world has placed all its chips on the gamble that Oslo would succeed. It has not. The outlines of the agreement that day called for dual recognition, two states, and a modus operandi to move forward toward a true lasting peace. It hasn’t happened.

For 25 years, every American president – following in the footsteps of Bill Clinton, who convened that signing ceremony – has attempted to build an infrastructure of peace on top of that signing and handshake. Despite the best of intentions, all those efforts failed to resolve the conflict.

Nevertheless, it has not been a complete failure. While Oslo may not have succeeded as we had hoped and dreamed, there are successes upon which to build.


25 years after Oslo, HBO shows behind scenes account, with final Peres interview
Twenty five years have passed since the historic handshake between the now dead Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat on the south lawn of the White House, under the watchful eye of former United States president Bill Clinton.

Many remember September 13, 1993, as a day of hope, when for a while, peace seemed closer than ever. The series of negotiations that followed, the tensions and eventually the collapse of the peace process with Palestinian terrorism and Rabin’s assassination, have been documented and analyzed by many over the years. But Israeli documentary filmmakers Mor Loushy and Daniel Sivan are now offering an unprecedented look at what went on behind closed doors of the Norwegian castle where the first talks secretly took place.

The Oslo Diaries, which premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, will debut Thursday, exclusively on HBO. The documentary chronicles the journey of the select group of Israelis and Palestinians who gathered for clandestine meetings, through their own eyes, using their private diary entries and never-before-seen archival footage shot from 1992 to 1995.

“In Israel, and I think all over, people have just had enough of talking about the peace process,” Daniel Sivan told The Times of Israel on Tuesday. “It just brings so much sorrow and agony and frustration.”

“As filmmakers we’ve done all these films about the wars of Israel and suddenly we realized that there is actually no film done to date about the peace process,” Sivan said. “We really wanted to know not only why it failed, but how it worked backstage.”
The lesson of the Oslo Accords
Over the course of the past 70 years, Israel has com- mitted its fair share of grave miscalculations, many of which continue to haunt the country and harm our national security. From the failure to annex Judea, Samaria and Gaza in the immediate aftermath of the 1967 Six Day War, to the refusal to believe that Egypt would dare attack in 1973, and on to the inconclusive 2006 Second Lebanon War, the Jewish state’s indecision has often proven to be costly in both blood and tears.

And yet, as we mark the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords with the PLO this week, it is clear that even these blunders pale in comparison with the capricious capitulation that took place on the White House Lawn on September 13, 1993.

Simply put, Oslo was the worst strategic disaster in Israel’s history and we have yet to fully extricate ourselves from the damage it continues to wreak.

The tragedy began when, with reckless disregard for logic, morality or even common sense, then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin and foreign minister Shimon Peres tossed a lifeline to PLO chairman Yasser Arafat and magnanimously agreed to give him control over parts of the Land of Israel in exchange for an empty promise of peace.

Overnight, the reviled revolutionary, whose resumé included ordering plane hijackings, school massacres and the slaughter of civilians, was granted international legitimacy.
25 years on, Oslo Accords peace hopes a fading memory
As Palestinians prepare to lower the flag over their shuttered mission in Washington, no one can predict when they will return to the city where just a quarter of a century ago a diplomatic triumph was celebrated on a sunlit White House lawn.

Hosted by then-U.S. President Bill Clinton, Palestinian and Israeli leaders came together on Sept. 13, 1993 to sign the first of the Oslo Accords, designed to be the foundation of a permanent peace deal within five years that would create two states, side-by-side.

The three men who would win the Nobel Peace Prize the next year – Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Foreign Minister Shimon Peres of Israel and Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat – did not live to see peace in their time.

Now, with relations between U.S. President Donald Trump and the Palestinians, who see him as an unquestioning ally of right-wing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government, at a breaking point, the Oslo deal seems like a relic from a bygone age.

As if to drive home the flaws inherent in Oslo's original Declaration of Principles, 25 years later it is the very issues that were postponed for later resolution that are now dominating the headlines once again.
Oslo Accords: 25 years of naivete
Peres even wrote to Norwegian Foreign Minister Johan Jorgen Holst vowing not to shut down Palestinian institutions in east Jerusalem. Above all, the Israeli leadership (especially the national security apparatus) showed that it was not overly concerned by the PLO's ideology.

Rabin saw the peace process as a means of establishing nothing more than Palestinian autonomy. But his very willingness to sign a deal with the PLO unleashed all the demons: the Palestinian "right of return," refugees, Jerusalem, and the armed struggle against Israel.

The modern Palestinian identity formed following the Six-Day War and coalesced around terrorism and armed struggle. Did anyone really expect the Palestinian Authority, formed by the PLO, to turn its back on the roots of the Palestinian nationalist revolution?

Even today, some Israeli security officials, especially on the Left, refuse to accept that the Palestinians are playing the long game against Israel. Some have referred to this as a phased plan that combines diplomacy with terrorism, but that is no longer a suitable term. It would be more appropriate to describe the PA's approach as a consistent policy that combines terrorism, diplomatic warfare, psychological propaganda and no less important, legal warfare.

Israel, and especially the Left, gave the PLO international legitimacy.

Just as no one in 1993 thought the Gaza Strip would become a hub for missiles and suicide bombers, no one thought the PLO would be in a position of being able to deny Israel its international legitimacy.

A quarter of a century later, it has become apparent that a coalition of terrorist groups has managed to create a major internal schism within Israeli society.
25 years on, how do ‘Oslo babies’ see peace accords?
Precisely a quarter of a century ago, on September 13, 1993, the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chairman Yasser Arafat stood on either side of US President Bill Clinton in front of the White House and shook hands, marking a historic moment after the signing of the Oslo I Accord. For many, that moment was one that brimmed with hope that a lasting peace between Israel and the Palestinians could be within reach.

Crucial aspects of the accords included Palestinian recognition of Israel’s right to exist, and Israel’s recognition of the PLO as the legitimate representative of the Palestinian people.

The partition of the West Bank into areas A, B and C, each with a different level of autonomy, and the declaration of Israel’s intention to eventually withdraw from the West Bank and Gaza Strip were other unprecedented developments.

Palestinians and Israelis born that year can only relive that moment through the euphoria or skepticism that had been felt by their parents at the time. They were just two years old when Rabin was assassinated by one of his own people, seven when the peace process broke down at Camp David, and they transitioned from elementary school to middle school as the over-four-years-long Second Intifada - named by some as the Oslo War or Arafat’s War - raged.

The Jerusalem Post spoke with several “Oslo babies,” who today are young adults aged 25 years, to learn how they view the Oslo Accords and the reality they paved as they joined the world.
Palestinian youths disrupt joint Palestine-Israel Conference on 25th anniversary of Oslo Accords
A group of 20 Palestinian protesters disrupted a joint Palestinian-Israeli conference Wednesday at east Jerusalem’s American Colony Hotel marking the 25th anniversary of the Oslo accords just as former member of the Palestinian Legislative Council Ziad AbuZayyad began to speak.

The conference marked the launch of a special issue of the Palestine-Israel Journal, which is co-edited by AbuZayyad and Hillel Schenker.

Shouting slogans in Arabic, the demonstrators – all of university age – initially congregated in the hotels’ courtyard beneath the conference room. Their combined voices drowned out AbuZayyad. Still shouting, the demonstrators stormed the second floor conference room, where foreign journalists, diplomats and left-wing Israeli activists were sitting with representatives of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, which co-sponsored the conference together with the Palestine-Israel Journal.

The leader of the group ordered everyone out, saying no one present was authorized to speak in the name of Palestinians.

Saying he could understand their anger and frustration, AbuZayyad tried to explain to the demonstrators the conference was being held to protest the failure to implement principles laid down in the Oslo Accords. But the activists wouldn’t listen, and insisted the audience disperse.

Almost everyone, including Norwegian Ambassador Jon Hanssen-Bauer, left immediately, presumably out of concern that the protest escalate into violence.

Only minutes earlier, Schenker in a welcome address singled out Bauer as the representative of the country which had facilitated the Oslo Accords.
Poll: Most Palestinians oppose renewed dialogue with US
A majority of Palestinians oppose renewed dialogue between the Ramallah-based Palestinian leadership and US President Donald Trump’s administration, according to a public opinion poll published on Wednesday.

Sixty-two percent of Palestinians are against a resumption of dialogue, while 27% are in favor, the survey found.

Since Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiated the relocation of the US Embassy in Israel to the city last December, PA President Mahmoud Abbas and several top Palestinian officials have refused to meet White House officials, including US Vice President Mike Pence, and other American government personnel.

However, senior Palestinian security officials including Ziad Hab a-Rih, the head of PA Preventative Security, and Majid Faraj, the chief of the PA General Intelligence Services, have recently held meetings with CIA officials, according to two Palestinian sources who spoke to The Times of Israel.
UN bemoans 'unsustainable' Palestinian economy
Palestinian citizens are trapped in an economy of jobless growth with no prospects, especially in Gaza, which is undergoing "de-development," the United Nations trade and development agency said in an annual report published on Wednesday.

The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development report said unemployment in the Palestinian territories was the highest in the world in 2017, at 27.4%, while agricultural production fell by 11%. Half of Palestinians under 30 were unemployed. The economy grew 3.1% but was flat on a per capita basis.

Speaking to journalists in Geneva, Mahmoud Elkhafif, coordinator of the report, said the major reason for this situation from an economic development point of view was a set of Israeli restrictions such as permit systems for Palestinians to work in Israel.

UNCTAD Deputy Secretary General Isabelle Durant described the economic situation in Gaza as "absolutely unsustainable."

A customs union between Israel and the Palestinian territories has isolated the Palestinian economy from the rest of the world and left it dependent on Israel, the report said.

In Gaza, where real incomes have fallen 30% since 1999 and production capacity has been hit by successive military operations, households got an average of two hours of electricity daily, and only about 10% had drinking water.
U.N.: Donor funding for Palestinians dropped by a third in last decade
Donor funding to the Palestinian Authority has dropped by one-third in the last decade, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

It spoke out on the matter as the UN and the PA are scrambling to make up for the Trump Administration’s decision to halt funding to the Palestinians, both in direct bilateral assistance and through UN contributions.

“In 2017, budget support from donors dropped by 10.5 per cent from the 2016 level,” the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) stated in a 16-page report it published on the Palestinian economy.

“Total international support was $720 million, only one-third of the $2 billion in 2008.

“For the same period, budget support shrank from $1.8 billion to $544 million, a 70 per cent decrease,” the UNCTAD said.
It did not break the data down by donor country. But according to a Congressional report, the US in 2012 set aside $396 million in bilateral assistance to the PA through its Economic Support Fund.

That number dropped to $290 million in 2015, $370 million in 2015 and $230 million in 2017, before the US said it would not pay out $200 million of that sum.

The UNCTAD stated that in addition the Palestinian Authority lost about $300 million a year because of its shared custom envelop with Israel, which collects taxes on behalf of the PA.
US Congress votes $38 billion defense aid to Israel into law
A bipartisan bill that would cement the U.S. military aid to Israel into law has passed a major hurdle on Wednesday night.

The U.S. House of Representative approved the measure, known as the Ileana Ros-Lehtinen U.S.-Israel Security Assistance Authorization Act of 2018, several weeks after it passed the Senate. It will now head toward the president's desk.

Under the proposed legislation, the $38 billion in military aid over 10 years spelled out under the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding, would be funded through a special mechanism that would be separate from the annual budget.

The bill would also give Israel increased access to sophisticated U.S. technology to ensure it maintains its qualitative edge in the region through the U.S. war reserve stockpile in Israel, which Israeli forces can use under certain conditions.

It also authorizes the president to bolster the stockpile with $1 billion worth of weaponry, as well as with precision-guided munitions to use against Hezbollah. The bill further allows the president to establish a collaborative U.S.-Israel counterdrone program.

The law ensures that U.S. aid would not be cut so long as the memorandum comes into effect starting in 2019, ensuring that the funds would not be influenced by the budget wars Congress and the White House have. It also means that presidents would not be able to suspend U.S. aid as a means of pressuring Israel.
EU: Israel must compensate for demolition of Bedouin village Khan al-Ahmar
The European Parliament called for compensation from Israel should it demolish the illegally built West Bank Bedouin herding village of Khan al-Ahmar, and warned that it set a dangerous precedent for 46 such communities in Area C.

In a 320 to 277 vote, the Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday approved a harsh resolution against Israel.

It stated that “the demolition of Khan al-Ahmar and the forcible transfer of its residents would constitute a grave breach of international humanitarian law.”

“Ten EU Member States are supporting humanitarian programs in Khan al-Ahmar, including the construction of a primary school, and an estimated 315,000 euros worth of EU-funded humanitarian assistance is now at risk,” the resolution stated.

Parliamentarians called on the EU to more strenuously object to the demolition, including insisting on compensation of the loss of EU-funded structures in Khan al-Ahmar and other such herding villages.

The resolution stated that “should the demolition and eviction of Khan al-Ahmar take place – the EU’s response must be commensurate with the seriousness of this development and consistent with its long-standing support to the community of Khan al-Ahmar.”
IDF razes five protest shacks near Khan al-Ahmar
In a pre-dawn West Bank raid the Civil Administration demolished five white shacks that activists had placed in the area Khan al-Ahmar Monday to protest the pending demolition of the illegal Bedouin herding village.

Civil Administration official took apart the shacks, loaded the pieces onto trucks and carried them away.

Their activity brought awakened activists and Khan al-Ahmar residents who are expected the IDF to arrive at any moment to evacuate their village of 180 people, located just off of Route 1, near the Kfar Adumim settlement. The security forces left as the sun rose.

The Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories said, “This morning (Thursday), the Civil Administration's Supervisory Unit carried out enforcement against five movable structures that were illegally transported to, and erected in the vicinity of Kfar Adumim over the past few days. This enforcement activity was carried out in accordance with regulations and according to the law.”

“The erection of these structures was advanced by representatives of the Palestinian Authority in protest and defiance of the decision of the High Court of Justice, and in opposition to the enforcement of Israeli law in Area C.”
Czech leaders endorse Israeli embassy move to Jerusalem
Czech leaders on Wednesday endorsed moving the country’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, following a similar move by the US administration earlier this year.

In a joint statement, the Czech president, prime minister, parliament speaker and the foreign and defense ministers said the opening of a “Czech House” there in November would be “the first step in the plan to move the Czech embassy to Jerusalem.”

Jiri Ovcacek, spokesman for President Milos Zeman, told AFP that the Czech House would shelter government institutions including the foreign ministry’s Czech Center, the trade agency CzechTrade and tourism agency CzechTourism.

“The Czech House in Jerusalem will be ceremonially opened by Mr. President during his visit to Israel in November,” he said.

Zeman, a 73-year-old veteran left-winger known for his staunch pro-Israel stance, promoted the embassy move even before US President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to Jerusalem on May 14.
Israel denies report that Saudi Arabia purchased Iron Dome
The Defense Ministry denied on Thursday an Arabic media report that Saudi Arabia had purchased the Iron Dome missile defense system.

“We deny the existence of a deal to sell Iron Dome to Saudi Arabia,” the Defense Ministry said in an emailed statement.

Al-Khaleej Online, an Arabic news site with offices in the UK and the Persian Gulf, had reported earlier in the day that Saudi Arabia bought Iron Dome from Israel, citing unnamed diplomatic sources.

The report did not specify how many Iron Dome batteries Saudi Arabia had allegedly purchased. However, it asserted that the first battery will arrive in Saudi Arabia in December and be placed near its border with Yemen.

For more than the past three years, a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting a war against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The report also claimed that Saudi Arabia had “convinced Israel to sell [Iron Dome]” through American interlocutors in “secret tripartite meetings that took place in Washington.”
PM’s spokesman Keyes taking ‘time off’ after sexual misconduct claims
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spokesperson to the international media, David Keyes, said Thursday that he was taking time off from his job to fend off various allegations of sexual misconduct.

“In light of the false and misleading accusations against me and in order not to distract from the important work of the Prime Minister, I have asked to take time off to clear my name,” he said in a statement sent to reporters. “I am fully confident that the truth will come out.”

Minutes later, the Prime Minister Office issued a separate statement saying that it had “accepted David Keyes’ request to take time off.”

It was not immediately clear how long his absence would last, or whether it was open-ended.

Keyes’s decision came after four Knesset members called on Netanyahu to suspend Keyes until the reports about his alleged sexual misconduct had been clarified.

It also came shortly after The Times of Israel asked him to comment on a fresh allegation — that he made an “aggressive, sexual” advance at a woman in Israel weeks after he became Netanyahu’s spokesperson in 2016. The woman involved, an immigrant from North America, spoke with The Times of Israel earlier Thursday.

On Wednesday, The Times of Israel published an investigation citing 12 women who described a pattern of inappropriate behavior by Keyes toward themselves and other women.
IsraellyCool: Latest Palestinian Blood Libel: The Case of the Murdered “Attacker”
Those propagandists over at the Palestinian Information Center have posted the following claim:

Extrimist Jewish settlers on Wednesday night attacked a Palestinian child with pepper spray near his home in al-Khalil city.

A local source told the Palestinian Information Center (PIC) that 10-year-old Ahmed Jaber was rushed to hospital after settlers from the illegal settlement of Kiryat Arba attacked him with pepper spray in his face.


The lack of consistency is usually one sign the story is probably not true. But in this case, there is another reason to doubt it.

Let’s look at the above photo again.

The man in the white shirt, near the center, was this man..Rabbi Raziel Shevach [who] was murdered earlier this year by one of those the Palestinian Information Center idolizes.
Hevron Jew who retaliated against rock-throwers convicted
The Magistrate's Court on Thursday convicted Hevron resident Noam Federman and his son of deliberately sabotaging a vehicle, after the two were documented throwing rocks at PA vehicles in Hevron and damaging their windows in response to Arabs who threw rocks at their car.

The judge ruled in his decision that there was no justification for the throwing of the rocks and that the response of the Jews was illegal.

Federman told Arutz Sheva upon leaving the courthouse, "I entered with a smile before the verdict was handed down and I left with a smile afterward. There is a contradictory message from the judge, who on the one hand said I did something heroic and on the other convicts me. I am satisfied with my actions and if a similar event happens tomorrow, I will act again in the same way."

Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir, who represented Federman's son, added, "There is a contradictory message in the verdict. On the one hand it praises the heroism of the Federman family and on the other hand the judge decided on a conviction. We believe that throwing the rocks was right and will appeal the verdict."
MEMRI: On Visit To North Korea, Palestinian Foreign Minister Conveys Greetings, Messages Of Solidarity From Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas To NK Leader Kim Jong-un; NK Official To Al-Maliki: The U.S. Is The Enemy Of Peace
Riyad Al-Maliki, the Palestinian Authority's minister of foreign and diaspora affairs, visited North Korea recently to attend its 70th anniversary celebrations and met with North Korean officials, including Leader Kim Jong-un, Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho and Kim Yong-dae, Vice President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly. According to the Palestinian news agency WAFA, during his visit Al-Maliki delivered a letter and a gift from Palestinian President Mahmoud 'Abbas to North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un.[1]

During their meeting, Al-Maliki and Kim Yong-dae both stressed that the Palestinian and North Korean people are in a similar situation, withstanding pressure by the U.S. Kim Yong-dae stated that the U.S. is the enemy of peace and cannot serve as mediator in the peace process.

It should be noted that PA and North Korean officials exchange letters and greetings occasionally. In the recent years, 'Abbas has sent Kim Jong-un greetings on North Korea's Liberation Day, and the latter recently conveyed a letter to 'Abbas via the Palestinian embassy in Egypt in which he commended him and the Palestinian people for "their just struggle to restore all their legitimate rights to establish an independent Palestinian state with East Jerusalem as its capital."[2] The President of the Supreme People's Assembly Presidium, Kim Yong-nam, sent 'Abbas a letter congratulating him on the anniversary of the Palestinian declaration of independence.[3]

It should be noted that, in June 2018, MEMRI published a translation of an article penned by 'Atef Abu Saif, a Fatah spokesman living in Gaza, in response to U.S. President Donald Trump's June 12 summit with Kim Jong-un. In the article, Abu Saif praised North Korea and Iran as two countries that have retained their honor in the face of American and international pressures and stuck to their goals despite sanctions and boycotts, forcing the world to heed their position. He lamented that the Arabs do not learn the lesson of history and follow the example of Iran and North Korea.[4]
Haley Warns Syria, Russia, Iran About Using Chemical Weapons: ‘Don’t Test Us Again’
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday warned the regime of Syrian President Bashar al- Assad, along with its allies Russia and Iran, not to use chemical weapons against the last rebel stronghold in Syria, suggesting the Trump administration will respond with military action if they do use such weapons.

Haley issued the warning on Fox News' "Special Report," where she discussed a range of issues with host Bret Baier, including the possibility of the Assad regime using chemical weapons against the Syrian people in an offensive to retake Idlib province in northwestern Syria.

"Twice we have warned you not to use chemical weapons, twice you have used them, and twice President Trump has acted," Haley said. "Don't test us again, because I think the odds are very much against them."

Haley was referring to two different times when the Trump administration launched military strikes against the Syrian government in response to it using chemical weapons on civilians—first in April 2017, then in April 2018.
Kerry: ‘We Knew That Assad Had Kept Some’ Chemical Weapons
Former Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday that the Obama administration knew that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad kept some of his chemical weapons despite an international agreement brokered to remove the entire stockpile by mid-2014.

"We said we got a hundred percent of the declared weapons out, which is what the Organization for the [Prohibition] of Chemical Weapons was able to track," Kerry said on Fox News. "We knew that Assad had kept some, and we tried to go to the [United Nations] Security Council, and, unfortunately, Russia played games and we didn't get there."

In 2013, the United States and Russia struck a deal to remove Syria's entire arsenal of chemical weapons from the country by the middle of 2014. Kerry and other Obama administration officials publicly touted the deal as a major success.

"We struck a deal where we got 100 percent of the chemical weapons out," Kerry said on NBC's "Meet the Press" in 2014.

In 2015, however, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) told the Obama administration that it had found traces of sarin and VX nerve agent at the Syrian government's Scientific Studies and Research Center in the district of Barzeh, near Damascus.
UN Amb. Nikki Haley: Iran Is "Feeling the Pain" from Revived Sanctions
Iran is "feeling the pain" from the sweeping sanctions revived by President Trump in August, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, told Fox News exclusively in a wide-ranging interview on Wednesday.

"They feel weak and we are suffocating them to the point that they have to address ballistic missiles; they have to address their support on terrorism," Haley told "Special Report" anchor Bret Baier.

The Trump administration this summer restored major sanctions against Iran in the areas of automobiles, gold and other key metals. The sanctions had been suspended under former President Barack Obama's 2015 nuclear deal, pummelling the value of currency there and threatening to further unravel the Islamic country's already-struggling economy.

Trump pulled the U.S. out of the nuclear deal in May, saying its enforcement and monitoring mechanisms were too lenient and calling for Iran to return to the negotiating table.

Even more severe U.S. sanctions against Iran's banking and energy sectors are slated to go into effect in November, including restrictions on Iran's oil industry that could cut off a crucial source of hard currency.
Kerry Meeting With Iran to Salvage Nuke Deal With Rogue Diplomacy
Former Secretary of State John Kerry disclosed that he has been conducting rogue diplomacy with top Iranian officials to salvage the landmark nuclear deal and push the Islamic Republic to negotiate its contested missile program, according to recent remarks.

Kerry, in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt to promote his new book, said that he has met with Iranian Former Minister Javad Zarif—the former secretary's onetime negotiating partner—three or four times in recent months behind the Trump administration's back.

"I think I've seen him three or four times," Kerry said, adding that he has been conducting sensitive diplomacy without the current administration's authorization. Kerry said he has criticized the current administration in these discussions, chiding it for not pursuing negotiations from Iran, despite the country's fevered rhetoric about the U.S. president.

Kerry's comments are in line with previous reporting on his behind-the-scenes attempts to save the nuclear deal and ensure that Iran continues receiving billions in cash windfalls. These payments were brought to a halt by the Trump administration when it abandoned the nuclear agreement and reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran that have nearly toppled its economy and sparked a popular revolution.

Kerry said he met Zarif in Norway, Munich, and other international forums.

As Iran continues to plot terror attacks across the globe and transport weapons to regional hotspots in Syria and Yemen, Kerry has tried to help Zarif preserve the nuclear agreement with European nations.
Fox News’ Dana Perino Presses John Kerry on if He Told Iran to Wait Out Trump Presidency
Former secretary of state John Kerry gave an interview to Fox News’ Dana Perino today, where he was asked about reports that he has been speaking with Iranian officials in an attempt to salvage the nuclear deal.

The Fox host asked Kerry about the reports, which hold Kerry is reassuring Iranian officials that President Donald Trump will be out of office in 2020.

Kerry didn’t exactly deny it, saying “everybody in the world is sitting around talking about waiting out President Trump.”

Perino tried to press Kerry further, though he maintained the idea applies to other diplomatic policies beyond the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
MEMRI: Egyptian Daily: According To The Egyptian Interior Ministry, Muhammad 'Atta, One Of The Perpetrators Of The September 11, 2001 Attacks, Died In 2008
On September 11, 2018, the Egyptian daily Al-Masri Al-Yawm, which is affiliated with the Al-Sisi regime, published an investigative article titled "On the Occasion of 17th Anniversary of 9/11: Documents from the 9/11 File Reveal that the Commander of the Operation, Muhammad 'Atta, Died in 2008." The article states that the Egyptian interior ministry refused to record September 11, 2001 as the date of the death of Muhammad 'Atta, an Egyptian national who was one of the planners of the attacks and one of the hijackers of the plane that hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Instead, the ministry issued a death certificate noting October 29, 2008 as the date of his death, and even this was done only after the family appealed to the courts to demand the issuance of a death certificate so they could arrange matters of inheritance, and following an investigation by the State Security Investigations Service.

The article is accompanied by photos of official documents, including the aforementioned death certificate, which are implied to cast doubt on 'Atta's involvement in the 9/11 attacks. The article also states that the attacks are still shrouded in "secrets," and mentions speculations about the possible involvement of the Mossad or the FBI in them.

The following are translated excerpts from the article:

"Although 17 years have passed since the 9/11 attacks, or 'Black September', as America called them, secrets [regarding them] continue to emerge. This incident in 2001 served as an excuse for destroying countries in the Arab world. The flag of terror passed from one organization to another. During the subsequent years, some people believed – while others denied – that the Israeli Mossad had been behind the events [of 9/11] and had planned them in order to stoke conflict between the U.S. and the Middle East and Arab world. A former interior minister, Habib Al-'Adly, in his court testimony, accused the U.S. even of involvement in the destruction that befell Egypt in January 2011.[1] He [also] claimed that the FBI had received warning from an FBI source within Al-Qaeda that a large terror operation in the U.S. was being planned, but did not heed this warning, and that [the source] warned them again in August 2001, but to no avail.



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          U.S. imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.

          US sanctions North Korea tech firms based in China, Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
The US has been using sanctions to maintain pressure on Pyongyang.
          U.S. imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms      Cache   Translate Page      
The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a China-based tech firm, its North Korean CEO and a Russian subsidiary, accusing them of moving illicit funding to North Korea in violation of U.S. sanctions.

          Putin: North Korea needs more encouragement      Cache   Translate Page      
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that North Korea should be given security guarantees in exchange for steps toward denuclearization, and suggested that Washington is not reciprocating adequately in its dealings with Pyongyang. Speaking at an economic forum in the Russian port city of Vladivostok on September 12, Putin said that North Korea had taken positive steps and was now waiting for a response. "If North Korea does something towards denuclearization, it expects reciprocal steps and not endless demands for full disarmament," Putin said. Putin, who has met this week with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon, said that "international" guarantees would be appropriate in addition to what Washington can offer. U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un signed a vaguely worded document on denuclearization at their June 12 summit in Singapore, after which the U.S. president said that he had "largely solved" the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear program and that the North was no longer a nuclear threat. But negotiations have stalled since and Washington has expressed disappointment with Pyongyang's lack of progress toward denuclearization, though Trump praised North Korea for not displaying its intercontinental ballistic missiles at a military parade it staged on September 9. Putin, who has repeatedly accused Trump's domestic opponents and others in the U.S. political establishment of seeking to undermine the president, praised Trump for meeting with Kim. "I would not be skeptical or ironic if I say I truly believe that President Trump's approach is innovative. He has demonstrated political courage and boldness," he said.
          Stream on Demand: Sean Penn heads a crew of astronauts in new Hulu series ‘The First’      Cache   Translate Page      

What’s new for home viewing on Video on Demand and Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and other streaming services.

Top streams for the week

Sean Penn stars in the new Hulu Original drama “The First as a veteran astronaut battling family crisis while guiding the first manned mission to Mars through the politics and funding and technological hurdles necessary to get lift-off. It’s from “House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon and costars Natascha McElhone and LisaGay Hamilton. All eight episodes now streaming on Hulu.

The new Prime Original comedy “Forever” stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen as a married couple whose comfortable, familiar suburban life gets a jolt when they shake things up with a simple ski trip. It’s created by “Parks and Recreation” veterans Alan Yang and Matt Hubbard. Eight episodes streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

Breaking routines is also the theme of “The Land of Steady Habits” (2018, not rated), a comic drama of a newly retired man (Ben Mendelsohn) who leaves his wife (Edie Falco) for adventure. The film by Nicole Holofcener debuts on Netflix days after its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

One of the great political thrillers of all time, “The Manchurian Candidate” (1962, PG-13) stars Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey as American G.I.s captured and brainwashed by North Koreans and returned stateside to play their parts in an elaborate conspiracy stage-managed by Harvey’s ruthlessly ambitious mother (Angela Lansbury in an icy, insidious performance that earned her an Oscar nomination). On Prime Video.

Pay-Per-View / Video on Demand

The women call the shots in “Ocean’s 8” (2018, PG-13), a comic caper spin-off starring Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.

More intimate are the dramas “The Children Act” (2017, R), starring Emma Thompson as a judge in family court faced with a difficult decision, and “Hearts Beat Loud” (2018, PG-13) with Nick Offerman as a single father who forms a band with his daughter before she goes off to college.

Also new: the remake of “Superfly” (2018, R) with Trevor Jackson, the Sundance award-winning drama “Nancy” (2018, not rated) starring Andrea Riseborough, and the Australian murder mystery “Goldstone” (2016, R).

Available same day as select theaters nationwide is “MDMA” (2018, not rated), a semi-autobiographical drama about a college party drug dealer, and action thriller “Mandy” (2018, not rated) with Nicolas Cage.

Netflix

The Angel” (2018, not rated) dramatizes the true story of an Egyptian presidential advisor who was also working for Israeli intelligence. It debuts directly to Netflix along with “On My Skin” (Italy, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), a true crime drama that arrives direct from the Venice Film Festival. Other foreign films making their respective American debuts include:

The Resistance Banker” (Netherlands, 2018, not rated, with subtitles) set in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam;

Bleach” (Japan, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), a live action supernatural fantasy adapted from a hit manga;

Last Hope: Part 1” (Japan, 2018, not rated, with subtitles), an animated end-of-the-world sci-fi thriller.

Streaming TV:Norm Macdonald has a Show” is a new talk show with celebrity guests. Also new this week are returning shows “BoJack Horseman: Season 5” and “American Vandal: Season 2” and new reality series “Car Masters: Rust to Riches.”

Foreign TV: Life: Season 1” (South Korea, with subtitles) offers a different cultural take on the medical melodrama. Also new:

historical costume melodrama “The Rise of Phoenixes: Season 1” (China, with subtitles);

sexy political melodrama “Ingobernable: Season 2” (Mexico, with subtitles);

non-fiction sports show “Boca Juniors Confidential: Season 1” (Argentina, with subtitles).

Kid stuff: animated fantasy “The Dragon Prince: Season 1” for adolescents and music-oriented “Super Monsters Monster Party: Season 1” for younger kids.

Amazon Prime Video

The four-part documentary “Pistorius” (2018) charts the career and downfall of South African Paralympic and Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who was tried for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, in a much-publicized trial.

Django” (France, 2017, PG-13, with subtitles) dramatizes the story of French jazz legend Django Reinhardt’s escape from Nazi-occupied Paris.

A young man alone in an Antarctica outpost faces deadly creatures “Cold Skin” (2017, not rated), a horror film set in 1914.

Streaming TV: the Prime Original series “Six Dreams: Season 1” (Spain, with subtitles) follows a season with the Betis football club in Spain. Also new is “Call the Midwife: Series 7” from UK and “Blacklist: Season 5” with James Spader.

More foreign affairs: teenage friends swap bodies in the family-oriented fantasy “High Fantasy” (South Africa, 2017, PG-13, with subtitles) is a about friends who swap bodies on a camping trip. Also new:

Tulpan” (Kazakhstan, 2008, not rated, with subtitles), a gentle drama of shepherds on the plains of Kazakhstan;

Adua and Her Friends” (Italy, 1960, with subtitles) with Simone Signoret and Marcello Mastroianni.

Stand-up:Daniel Sloss: Live Shows” features two comedy specials.

Prime Video and Hulu

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a civilian who lost both legs in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing in “Stronger” (2017, R), based on a true story (Prime Video and Hulu).

Also new: action thriller “From Paris With Love” (2009, R) with John Travolta (Prime Video and Hulu) and Christian music drama “Grace Unplugged” (2014, PG) (Prime Video and Hulu).

Hulu

Past seasons of four series created by Tyler Perry for the OWN channel are now available:

The Haves and the Have Nots,” “If Loving You is Wrong,” “The Paynes,” and “Love Thy Neighbor.”

True stories:Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami” (2017, not rated) profiles the distinctive entertainer onstage and off.

Foreign affairs: a vengeful ghost arises in “The Housemaid” (Vietnam, 2017, not rated, with subtitles), a horror film set in 1953 French Indochina.

HBO Now

Hugh Jackman is P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman” (2017, PG), the surprise musical hit of 2017.

The Deuce: Season 2,” David Simon’s drama of the skin trade in New York City of the 1970s, is back with new episodes arriving Sunday nights.

The fundraising special “Stand Up to Cancer” (2018, TV-PG) celebrates its tenth anniversary.

Also new: HBO Original documentaries “Swiped: Hooking Up in the Digital Age” (2018, TV-MA) and “The Oslo Diaries” (2018, TV-14) and the 1990s sports agency comedy “Arli$$: Seasons 1–7,” now streaming for the first time.

Available Saturday night is “Pitch Perfect 3” (2017, PG-13) with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and the a cappella gang back for one more chorus.

FilmStruck

TCM Select Pick of the Week is Ernst Lubitsch’s delightful romantic comedy “The Shop Around the Corner” (1940) starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan as Budapest department store employees who bicker by day but unknowingly woo one another as pen pals at night. The master of dry wit plays his irony with a soft, sentimental touch here and creates a community of fellow employees with just as much sensitivity, especially Frank Morgan as their fatherly boss, who hides the pain of his private life with a generous and comforting exterior. There’s not a false note in this sweet and delicate film. Streams through Dec. 27

It’s one of 14 features in the “Director of the Week: Ernst Lubitsch” collection, which spans his career from his German silent movies through the romantic operetta “The Merry Widow” (1934) with Maurice Chevalier to “To Be or Not to Be” (1942) and “Cluny Brown” (1946).

Also new: “Star of the Week: Julie Christie” collects nine films, including her debut “Billy Liar” (1963), her breakthrough “Darling” (1965) and “McCabe & Mrs. Miller” (1971, R) with Warren Beatty; and “Telluride Guest Director: Jonathan Lethem” picks six classic of world cinema, including Akira Kurosawa’s “The Hidden Fortress” (Japan, 1958, with subtitles) and Werner Herzog’s “Stroszek” (Germany, 1977, with subtitles).

Other streams

The second season of the Australian mystery series “Jack Irish” with Guy Pearce and Marta Dusseldorp is streaming in its entirety at Acorn TV.

Alison Steadman and John Cleese star in the British sitcom “Hold the Sunset,” which makes its stateside debut on Britbox.

New on disc: “Ocean’s 8,” “Superfly,” “Hearts Beat Loud,” “The Children Act,” “Goldstone”

At Redbox: “Ocean’s 8,” “Superfly,” “Distorted,” “The Watcher in the Woods”

Sean Axmaker is a Seattle film critic and writer. His reviews of streaming movies and TV can be found at http://streamondemandathome.com.


          Trump To North Korean Nuke Threat: ‘Won’t Happen’      Cache   Translate Page      
'vicious threats for nuclear war by the Imperialists'
           Comment on North Korean programmer charged for Sony, WannaCry attacks and more by Paul Ducklin       Cache   Translate Page      
I assume the same thing - I was just noting that it seems he was given quite some latitude to travel already, though (if the allegations are true) he may not want to do so any more, if he’s still allowed out.
          US sanctions North Korea tech firms based in China, Russia      Cache   Translate Page      
The US announced new sanctions against North Korea Thursday, taking aim at a Chinese company, its North Korean CEO and its Russia-based sister company.

          America’s government is putting foreign cyber-spies in the dock      Cache   Translate Page      

ON SEPTEMBER 6th, President Donald Trump tweeted his gratitude to Kim Jong Un for the North Korean leader’s “unwavering faith” (in Donald Trump). “We will get it done together!” A few hours later the Justice Department published a 174-page criminal complaint against Park Jin Hyok, a prolific hacker working for North Korea’s military intelligence bureau. It exemplified the tangled threads of a North Korea policy seesawing uneasily between diplomacy and pressure. But America’s increasingly litigious response to cyber-attacks throws up another concern: will its own legion of government hackers face retribution in kind?

The rap sheet against Mr Park is remarkable. The “scope and damage” of North Korea’s operations, notes an FBI agent, “is virtually unparalleled”. Three attacks stand out. The first wiped almost half of Sony’s data in 2014. It aimed to terrorise the film studio into halting the release of “The Interview”, a film that had enraged North Korea for its depiction of an assassination plot...


          North Korea's 'Mass Games' provide tourist spectacle, and sobering reminder      Cache   Translate Page      
PYONGYANG: Packed into Pyongyang's giant stadium this week with thousands of other tourists, Australian Mitchell Hamilton marvelled at the return of North Korea's “Mass Games,” a huge pageant that has produced some of the most iconic images of the isolated country. “My thought sitting there was ...
          ON OSLO ANNIVERSARY, TRUMPS US STRUGGLES WITH ROLE AS MIDEAST PEACE MEDIATOR.      Cache   Translate Page      
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

On Oslo anniversary, Trump’s US struggles with role as Mideast peace mediator-Though it is still touting the upcoming reveal of its peace plan, the administration is further away than ever from its traditional position in the process-By Francesco FONTEMAGGI-TOI-SEPT 12,18

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Twenty-five years ago, then US president Bill Clinton looked on as Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin shook hands on the White House lawn, sealing the Oslo accords.And in 1979, Jimmy Carter hosted the leaders of Israel and Egypt at Camp David — another indelible moment in diplomatic history.US President Donald Trump can only dream of such a scene unfolding on his watch.Under the president, the United States is further away than ever from playing its traditional role as mediator in the long-simmering Middle East peace process.Trump, a foreign policy novice, promised upon taking office to help broker the “ultimate deal” between Israel and the Palestinians.He tasked his son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner with leading a small group to make that happen. But that task force was seen by some as too close to Israel, and inexperienced in the world of high-stakes diplomacy.“It is something that I think is frankly, maybe, not as difficult as people have thought over the years,” Trump said in May 2017.But more than a year later, that notion has been brutally squashed.“All my life, I’ve heard that’s the hardest deal to make, and I’m starting to believe that maybe it is,” Trump said last week, though he added he still believed he could make it happen. ‘Peace through strength’? It’s true that since Trump took office, the situation has radically changed.At first, the Palestinians offered the mercurial president the benefit of the doubt. But late last year, they froze all contact with Washington after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.That stance crossed a stark red line for Palestinian leaders, and flew in the face of decades of international consensus that the status of the Holy City should be determined via negotiations.Since the breakdown in US-Palestinian ties, the Trump administration has redoubled efforts to both punish Palestinian leaders and twist their arm so that they return to talks with Israel.US aid has been effectively wiped out, as has its support for the UN agency that assists three million Palestinian refugees, known as UNRWA.And on Monday, Washington ordered the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in the US capital — an about-face 25 years after PLO leader Arafat was welcomed at the White House.Trump says he wants to achieve “peace through strength” — but is that viable anymore? US officials “believe that Palestinians can be convinced that they have lost and must take whatever set of arrangements — perhaps some limited form of autonomy with economic sweeteners — that they are offered,” says Michele Dunne, a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.According to Dunne, the Americans appear to be trying to take the thorniest issues — the status of Jerusalem, the right of return to Israel for Palestinians, and Palestinian statehood — off the negotiating table.“Clearly those issues remain highly relevant to Palestinians as well as many other Arabs and Muslims,” Dunne noted, adding: “It seems very unlikely that Palestinians will fold in that way.”-Mystery peace plan-The Palestinian Authority has denied Trump the role of Middle Ease peace mediator that Washington enjoyed for decades.But that is no surprise to Aaron David Miller, a former negotiator for both Republican and Democratic administrations on Middle East issues, who says Washington has never really been an “honest broker.”“Our relationship with Israel has prevented us from being a honest broker,” Miller told AFP.“We can be at certain times what I call an effective broker. We’ve used that relationship at times to reach agreements between Arabs and Israelis,” he said, citing the Camp David and Oslo accords.For now, however, “we have compromised, undermined and abandoned any possibility of being an effective broker,” said Miller, who is the Middle East program director at the Wilson Center, a Washington think tank.“I’ve never seen an administration that is so preternaturally supportive of Israel and at the same time so hostile towards the Palestinian piece of this peace equation.”The issue is such a minefield that Kushner’s team has not even found the right time to unveil its long-awaited peace plan — its unveiling has been delayed for months.But the White House insists the plan has not been abandoned.“It’s an extraordinarily ambitious project that the administration has undertaken,” National Security Advisor John Bolton said Monday.“The sensitivity and the appropriateness of the timing of rolling it out are difficult questions.”Miller says barring a real surprise, such as a roadmap to Palestinian statehood with East Jerusalem as its capital, “the most likely outcome is a ‘no’ from the Palestinians.”Such a refusal may even be the White House’s goal, Dunne says, so it can “use the Palestinians’ inevitable rejection as a justification for further changes to the US position on behalf of Israeli claims to the West Bank.”

44,000 Catholic Women Demand Answers From Pope Francis Over Sex Abuse Crisis-[HuffPost]-Carol Kuruvilla-,HuffPost-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

More than 44,000 Catholic women have signed a letter pressing Pope Francis to explain exactly when and how he found out about sexual abuse and misconduct allegations against a high-ranking former cardinal.“Our hearts are broken, our faith tested, by the escalating crisis engulfing our beloved Church,” states the passionately worded letter organized by the Catholic Women’s Forum. “We are angry, betrayed and disillusioned.”“We, your flock, deserve your answers now.”For the past two weeks, Francis’ papacy has been thrown into crisis by claims that U.S. cardinals and Vatican officials covered up for then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick. Even though the Vatican has known about his allegedly abusive behavior with seminarians since at least 2000, McCarrick received clerical promotions and continued publicly representing the church, The Associated Press reports.The accusations against Francis himself were brought up by the Vatican’s former U.S. ambassador, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano. The archbishop, who has long been a critic of the Argentine pontiff, claims Francis rehabilitated McCarrick, lifting canonical sanctions imposed by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.Francis officially removed McCarrick from ministry in June after a church investigation determined that he had sexually abused an altar boy in 1971. McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals the following month.Soon after Vigano’s allegations came to light, Francis told reporters that he would “not say a single word” on the subject and suggested that journalists read Vigano’s claims and make up their own minds.The archbishop’s accusations and Francis’ silence have roiled the U.S. Catholic Church, with some in the hierarchy coming to the pope’s defense while others demand a thorough investigation. On Tuesday, the Vatican said Francis will meet with a delegation of U.S. cardinals and bishops about the issue on Thursday.The thousands of signatures on the letter to Pope Francis are evidence of how deeply this crisis has affected Catholic women, who see themselves as the backbone of the church.The letter from the Catholic Women’s Forum, an international network that seeks to amplify the voices of faithful Catholic women, has continued to gather signatures since it was first published on Aug. 30. Signers include prominent female American Catholic theologians, professors, business executives, writers and speakers. Mary Rice Hasson, the forum’s director, told HuffPost that the group’s web team is working hard to delete duplicate signatures. They are also deleting any signatures from men, who are being asked to sign a separate online letter.The women’s letter has already been sent to the pope twice ― through personal channels and through the apostolic nuncio in Washington, D.C. Hasson said via email that as long as the number of signatures continues to swell, the organization will continue to send it to Francis weekly.Hasson added that she’s not surprised by the surge of signatures, given the “depth of feeling” around this issue. Although the number of abuse cases involving priests dropped sharply after the Catholic Church adopted reforms in 2002, she said the church is still falling short in holding the hierarchy accountable and acknowledging sexual misconduct by bishops and cardinals.“These women love our Church, and they are heartbroken and appalled, not only at the underlying abuse, but also by an ecclesial culture that looked the other way in the face of egregious sexual abuse and misconduct,” Hasson wrote.The letter to the pope specifically states that the women want to know when Francis learned about McCarrick’s alleged sexual misconduct and abuse, and whether Francis released the former cardinal from any restrictions imposed by Benedict. In the letter, the Catholic Women’s Forum also takes the opportunity to remind Francis how important women are to the church. Fifty-four percent of American Catholics are women, according to the Pew Research Center. Catholic women are more likely than men to say they attend Mass at least once a week (43 percent vs. 35 percent) and more likely to say they pray every day (67 percent vs. 49 percent).“We are not second-class Catholics to be brushed off while bishops and cardinals handle matters privately,” the letter states. “We are the hands, the feet, and the heart of the Church. In short, we are the Church, every bit as much as the cardinals and bishops around you.”Hasson said she was heartened by reports that the Vatican is preparing a response to Vigano’s allegations, describing it as simply “the right thing to do.”“Our Church leaders need to realize that we cannot go back to ‘business as usual,’ absent significant efforts to address the situation,” Hasson said.This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

Public gatherings banned in Zimbabwe capital over cholera-[AFP]-Reagan MASHAVAVE-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

Harare (AFP) - Zimbabwe on Wednesday banned public gatherings in the capital Harare following a cholera outbreak that has claimed at least 21 lives and left hundreds of people ill over the past week.The outbreak, first detected in the township of Glen View outside Harare, has prompted the health ministry to declare an emergency in the city."In light of the declaration of the state of emergency, the police in Harare will not allow any public gatherings," police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said in a statement."The Zimbabwe Republic Police is appealing to members of the public to take heed of the warning and cooperate as this will assist in alleviating the continuous spread of cholera."The ban came ahead of a planned rally by the opposition MDC party on Saturday at which it was due to hold a mock presidential inauguration of party leader Nelson Chamisa, who it claims was denied victory in the July 30 election due to fraud.At least 21 people, including two pupils from the same school, have died over the past week in Harare from cholera and at least 3,000 haven fallen ill from cholera and typhoid, according to the health ministry."We are now at 3,067 cases... The number of deaths has risen to 21," health minister Obadiah Moyo told reporters on Tuesday.One school was closed in Glen View. - Lack of clean water, infrastructure - Chamisa toured a health facility and called on the United Nations to help contain the situation."It's more than just an emergency it is a national disaster," he said.Britain warned people thinking of visiting Harare about the cholera outbreak and urged travellers to learn to recognise symptoms of the disease.Cholera outbreaks have occurred regularly in the city as authorities struggle to provide potable water and sanitation facilities.Informal housing areas without running water have mushroomed and basic infrastructure has collapsed due to years of neglect.Tests on water samples from some wells and boreholes showed the water was contaminated with cholera and typhoid-causing bacteria.Zimbabwe, which was ruled by Robert Mugabe from independence in 1980 until his ousting last year, suffered its worst cholera outbreak in 2008.A total of 4,000 people died and at least 100,000 people fell ill.President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who succeeded Mugabe, has pledged to revive the economy and improve public services."To contain the outbreak and mobilise resources we have declared a state of emergency in Harare, and are working closely with our international partners," Mnangagwa said Wednesday on Twitter.Amnesty International castigated the authorities for failing to invest in and manage basic water, sanitation and health care systems even after the 2008 outbreak."It is appalling that in 2018, people are still dying of such a preventable disease," said Jessica Pwiti, director of Amnesty International Zimbabwe said in a statement."No lessons were learned from the 2008 epidemic and the outbreak and deaths we're seeing now is symptomatic of a still broken-down sanitation infrastructure and poor sewer management, worsened by shortages of drugs and medical supplies."She urged the Mnangagwa administration to "learn from its predecessor's mistakes" and act urgently before more lives are lost.UNICEF advised Zimbabweans to prevent the spread of cholera by regular hand-washing, drinking only safe water, washing food, cooking it throughly, and avoiding shaking hands.

MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

EZEKIEL 39:17-21
17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

REVELATION 19:17-18
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

EZEKIEL 38:1-7
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

Assad used chemical weapons in three attacks this year — UN report-Investigators say chlorine strikes, some of which utilized Iranian artillery, constitute war crimes-By AFP-SEP 12,18

The Syrian government committed war crimes by using chlorine in three attacks against civilians in 2018, UN investigators said in a report released Wednesday.The forces of President Bashar Assad used the banned chemical weapons in attacks on Douma, near Damascus, on January 22 and February 1, as well as in the northern Idlib province on February 4, the report quoted by Reuters said.An unspecified number of civilians were injured in the three attacks, including women and children.“To recapture eastern Ghouta in April, government forces launched numerous indiscriminate attacks in densely populated civilian areas, which included the use of chemical weapons,” it said.“The Commission concludes that, on these two occasions, government forces and or affiliated militias committed the war crimes of using prohibited weapons and launching indiscriminate attacks in civilian-populated areas in eastern Ghouta.”It added that “the munitions documented were built around industrially-produced Iranian artillery rockets known to have been supplied to forces commanded by the government.”In Idlib “Government helicopters dropped at least two barrels carrying chlorine payloads in the Taleel area of Saraqeb.”The report was based on hundreds of interviews with figures on the ground. It brings the number of chemical attacks confirmed to have been committed by Assad’s troops since 2013 to 33. Six more attacks have not been definitively linked to the regime.On Tuesday US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Assad has been well warned against any chemical weapons use in an anticipated assault on Idlib province.The regime has twice been targeted by US air and missile strikes after previous alleged chemical attacks.US officials have in recent days said additional action would follow if Assad were to use the banned weapons in rebel-held Idlib.“In Idlib, we’re watching very closely what the Assad regime, aided and abetted by the Iranians and the Russians are up to,” Mattis told Pentagon reporters.Pointing to a US missile strike on a Syrian air base in April 2017 after Assad’s jets launched an alleged chemical attack in Idlib, Mattis noted that the Syrian leader had suffered massive losses to his air force.“The first time around, he lost 17 percent of his pointy-nosed air force airplanes,” Mattis said, referring to the unusual nose cones on Russian-built jets. “He’s been warned, and so we’ll see if he’s wised up.”A second strike, in April this year, saw British and French militaries assist the US-led mission.Idlib province and adjacent rural areas form the largest piece of territory still held by Syria’s beleaguered rebels, worn down by a succession of government victories in recent months.Assad has now set his sights on Idlib, and his forces have stepped up bombardment of the densely populated province since the beginning of the month.

PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)

ISAIAH 66:15-16
15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire,(NUKES) and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

ISAIAH 26:21
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:(GOD/ISRAEL HATE AND BRAKING OF HIS COMMANDMENTS) the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.(WW3,1/2 earths population die - 4 BILLION).

ISAIAH 13:6-13 KJV
6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:(FROM FRIGHT)
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

REVELATION 6:7-8 (8 BILLION- 2 BILLION = 6 BILLION)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,(2 BILLION) to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).

REVELATION 9:15,18 (6 BILLION - 2 BILLION = 4 BILLION)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,
18 By these three was the third part of men killed,(2 BILLION) by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMBS)

HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)

LUKE 17:34-37 (8 TOTAL BILLION - 4 BILLION DEAD IN TRIB = 4 BILLION TO JESUS KINGDOM) (HALF DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS)(GOD DOES NOT LIE)(AND NOTICE MOST DIE IN WAR AND DISEASES-NOT COMETS-ASTEROIDS-QUAKES OR TSUNAMIS)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other shall be left.(half earths population 4 billion die in the 7 yr trib)
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES.BECAUSE NOT HALF OF PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS.AND THE CONTEXT IN LUKE 17 IS THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR 7 YR TREATY PERIOD.WHICH IS JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH.NOT 50% RAPTURED TO HEAVEN.

MATTHEW 24:37-42 (THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-SURE NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
42 Watch therefore:(FOR THE LAST DAYS SIGNS HAPPENING) for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Senior minister threatens Iran with attack if it continues nuclear development-Israel Katz says Islamic Republic had better accede to Trump’s demands or face ‘direct threat from the US and its allies’-By AP and TOI staff-SEP 12,18

If Iran chooses to continue pursuing a nuclear program it will face a “military” response, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz warned Wednesday.Katz was responding to the Iranian nuclear chief’s statement that the Islamic Republic’s program stands ready to build advanced centrifuges and further enrich uranium.Ali Akbar Salehi told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Iran wouldn’t be deterred by US President Donald Trump’s sanctions and withdrawal from the global nuclear deal.But Katz said that if Iran presses forward it will face a “direct threat from the United States and its allies.”The US withdrawal from the deal in May has already badly shaken Iran’s economy, crashing its currency, the rial. Katz said Iran could either cave to Trump’s demands or watch its economy collapse.Salehi had said he hoped the atomic deal would survive, but warned the program would be in a stronger position than ever if not.In a veiled threat to Israel, Salehi said the consequences would be “harsh” if there were any new attacks targeting Iran’s nuclear scientists. A string of bombings, blamed on Israel, targeted a number of scientists beginning in 2010, at the height of Western concerns over Iran’s program.Israel never claimed responsibility for the attacks on the scientists, though Israeli officials have boasted in the past about the reach of the country’s intelligence services. “I hope that they will not commit a similar mistake again because the consequences would be, I think, harsh,” Salehi warned.Israel earlier this year removed tens of thousands of documents and other materials from Iran’s secret nuclear weapons program archive, stealing them from under the regime’s nose in a Mossad operation in Tehran. The material proved that Iran lied when claiming it was not seeking to build a nuclear weapons arsenal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said, and showed that it intends to resume its nuclear weapons program if it can.Salehi also said that Trump’s decision to withdraw America from the 2015 accord “puts him on the loser’s side” of history. He added, “That deal could have paved the way for building the trust and the confidence that we had lost.”The 2015 accord, struck under then-president Barack Obama’s administration, saw Iran agree to limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions.Salehi also spoke about Iran’s efforts to build a new facility at Natanz’s uranium enrichment center that will produce more advanced centrifuges. Those devices enrich uranium by rapidly spinning uranium hexafluoride gas.For now, the nuclear accord limits Iran to using a limited number of an older model, called IR-1s.The new facility will allow Iran to build versions called the IR-2M, IR-4 and IR-6. The IR-2M and the IR-4 can enrich uranium five times faster than an IR-1, while the IR-6 can do it 10 times faster, Salehi said. Western experts have suggested these centrifuges produce three to five times more enriched uranium in a year than the IR-1s.While building the facility doesn’t violate the nuclear deal, mass production of advanced centrifuges would. Salehi, however, said that wasn’t immediately a plan.“This does not mean that we are going to produce these centrifuges now. This is just a preparation,” he said. “In case Iran decides to start producing in mass production such centrifuges, (we) would be ready for that.”Salehi suggested that if the nuclear deal fell apart, Iran would react in stages. He suggested one step may be uranium enrichment going to “20 percent because this is our need.” He also suggested Iran could increase its stockpile of enriched uranium. Any withdrawal ultimately would be approved by Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.While the UN repeatedly has verified Iran’s compliance with the deal, Trump campaigned on a promise to tear it up. In May, he withdrew the US in part because he said the deal wasn’t permanent and didn’t address Iran’s ballistic missile program and its influence across the wider Middle East. But Trump meanwhile has tweeted he’d accept talks without preconditions with Tehran.Asked what he personally would tell Trump if he had the chance, Salehi chuckled and said: “I certainly would tell him he has made the wrong move on Iran.”

Putin says North Korea doing a lot to disarm but Washington not responding-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that North Korea was taking a lot of steps toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula but Washington was not responding and was making endless demands for full disarmament instead.Washington and Pyongyang have been discussing North Korea's nuclear program since their leaders met in Singapore in June, though that summit's outcome was criticized for being short on details about how and whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was willing to give up weapons that threaten the United States.Putin, speaking at an economic forum in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, said Pyongyang had taken positive steps and was now waiting for a response. He said it was counter-productive if one side did a lot and the other did nothing."If North Korea does something toward denuclearization it expects reciprocal steps and not endless demands for full disarmament," said Putin.Putin said it was also important that North Korea received international guarantees about its own security and said Kim Jong Un was welcome to visit Russia at any time that was convenient for him.The White House said on Monday that U.S. President Donald Trump had received a letter from Kim Jong Un asking for a second meeting.(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk, Polina Nikolskaya and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Matthew Mpoke Bigg)

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the earth.
7 And Noah went in, and his sons, and his wife, and his sons’ wives with him, into the ark, because of the waters of the flood.
8 Of clean beasts, and of beasts that are not clean, and of fowls, and of every thing that creepeth upon the earth,
9 There went in two and two unto Noah into the ark, the male and the female, as God had commanded Noah.
10 And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.
12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
GOD PROMISED BY A RAINBOW-THE EARTH WOULD NEVER BE DESTROYED TOTALLY WITH A FLOOD AGAIN.BUT FLOODIING IS A SIGN OF JUDGEMENT.

FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

REVELATION 8:7
7 The first angel sounded, and there followed hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.

Residents told to ‘get out now’ as Florence takes aim at Carolinas-As fleeing cars fill state highways, North Carolina governor warns residents the approaching hurricane ‘is not a storm people need to ride out’-By Sebastien duval and Leila Macor-TOI-SEP 12,18

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, North Carolina (AFP) — Highways clogged with people fleeing North and South Carolina early Wednesday as monstrous Category 4 Hurricane Florence rumbled toward the eastern US as the biggest storm there in decades.While many coastal residents heeded mandatory evacuation orders, others boarded up homes and businesses and chose to brave the storm, which is forecast to trigger severe flash flooding as it dumps as many as three feet (almost a meter) of rain in some areas. Life-threatening storm surges of up to a staggering 13 feet in some places were also forecast.North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper warned that staying put would be a grave mistake and said people in evacuation zones “need to get out now.”“This is not a storm that people need to ride out,” Cooper told reporters. “This is a storm that is historic, maybe once in a lifetime.”Up to 1.7 million people in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia have been given voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders, according to emergency management officials, as the storm churned across the Atlantic Ocean towards the coast.The eastbound lanes of several major highways have been shut down to allow for a smooth flow of traffic inland.“We are already experiencing heavily impacted traffic on some of the evacuation routes,” said Jeff Byard, the associate administrator for response and recovery at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).Forecasters are predicting that Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday as a still powerful Category 3 hurricane.As of 5:00 am (1100 GMT), Florence was a dangerous Category 4 hurricane packing sustained winds of 130 miles per hour (220 kilometers per hour), the Miami-based National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.It was located 575 miles (925 kms) east-southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina, and moving at 17 mph (28 kph) in a west-northwest direction.Briefing from the Oval Office, President Donald Trump urged people to heed orders to evacuate, saying “if you are asked to leave, get out.”“This will be a storm that’s going to be far larger than we have seen in perhaps decades,” Trump said.Speaking in the Oval Office alongside Trump, FEMA administrator Brock Long said Florence may be a “very devastating storm.”“The power will be off for weeks,” Long said. “You’re going to be displaced from your home in coastal areas. There will be flooding in inland areas as well.”Byard, the FEMA official, said “this storm is not going to be a glancing blow.”“This storm is going to be a direct hit.”“Hurricane Florence is the strongest storm to target the Carolinas and this part of our country in decades,” Byard said.The NHC said Florence is expected to be an “extremely dangerous major hurricane” when it makes landfall in the Carolinas late Thursday or early Friday, bringing life-threatening storm surge to coastal areas.A state of emergency has been declared in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington amid concern over potential torrential rain and flooding.The last time the US capital declared a state of emergency was in January 2016 when a winter storm dubbed “Snowzilla” blanketed the capital region in knee-deep snow.In Charleston, South Carolina, some residents were making preparations to leave Tuesday while others planned to ride out the storm.Streets were quiet with schools and many offices and businesses closed.Michael Kennedy, an engineer at Boeing, said he planned to leave on Tuesday for his parents’ home in Atlanta, Georgia.But his partner, Emily Whisler, said she will remain behind at the university where she is a resident in the psychiatry program.“They told me to bring a pillow and blanket,” Whisler said. “I’ll be living there for a few days.”Charleston, resident William Belli said he would not be among those joining the exodus.“Been through it!” Belli said, referring to Hurricane Hugo, which caused widespread damage in South Carolina in 1989. “Not worried in the least.”Walking his dog along empty streets, Belli said he’s well stocked with food and water.“I will enjoy the quiet,” he said.South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster on Monday ordered the mandatory evacuation of one million coastal residents. Schools in 26 of the state’s 46 counties were ordered closed from Tuesday.Cooper, the governor of neighboring North Carolina, ordered an evacuation of the Outer Banks, barrier islands that are a popular tourist destination, and parts of coastal Dare County.In Virginia, 245,000 coastal residents were ordered to evacuate including from the Eastern Shore, another popular beachfront destination.In neighboring Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan said his state was readying for potentially “historic and catastrophic rainfall, life-threatening flooding, and high winds.”On the five-level Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale Florence is a Category 4, meaning it is capable of causing “catastrophic damage.”By Saturday, total rainfall could accumulate to 20 inches (51 centimeters) — or even 30 inches in places — in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia, the NHC said.Fort AP Hill and Fort Bragg were selected as FEMA Incident Support and Federal Staging Area to assist in the response, the army said.The Virginia National Guard is planning to initially bring up to 1,500 soldiers and airmen to offer help in the state’s response operations.Some 7,000 guard members are ready to mobilize in North Carolina, while 1,100 will be activated in South Carolina.At this height of the Atlantic hurricane season, Florence was being trailed on east-to-west paths by two other storms, Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, but neither packs the deadly punch of Florence.

Monster' Hurricane Florence to pummel U.S. Southeast for days-[Reuters]-By Ernest ScheyderYAHOONEWS-September 13, 2018

WILMINGTON, N.C. (Reuters) - Hurricane Florence, on track to become the first Category 4 storm to make a direct hit on North Carolina in six decades, howled closer to shore on Tuesday, threatening to unleash deadly pounding surf, days of torrential rain and severe flooding.Fierce winds and massive waves are expected to lash the coasts of North and South Carolina and Virginia even before Florence makes landfall by early Friday, bringing a storm surge as much as 13 feet (4 meters), the National Hurricane Center in Miami warned. Catastrophic floods could follow if the storm stalls inland, it said.Although Florence was still days from arrival, authorities took extraordinary measures to move people out of harm's way. More than 1 million residents have been ordered to evacuate from the coastline of the three states, while university campuses, schools and factories were being shuttered.The U.S. Coast Guard closed ports in Wilmington and Morehead City, North Carolina and Hampton Roads, Virginia to inbound vessels greater than 500 tons and was requiring vessels of that size to leave if they did not have permission to be in the ports.Packing maximum sustained winds of 140 miles per hour (225 km per hour), the storm ranked as a Category 4 on the five-step Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale and was expected to grow stronger and larger over the next few days, the NHC said."This storm is a monster," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said. "Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different. Don't bet your life on riding out a monster."He cited forecasts showing Florence was likely to stall over North Carolina, "bringing days and days of rain."To hasten evacuations from coastal South Carolina, officials reversed the flow of traffic on some highways so all major roads led away from shore.Kathleen O'Neal, a resident of Ocracoke Island in North Carolina's Barrier Islands, said she, her husband and son would ride out the storm. "A lot of local people are staying," she said of the island, which is reachable only by ferry or plane.LONG-TERM POWER OUTAGES POSSIBLE-Maps of Florence's trajectory showed its center most likely to strike the southern coast of North Carolina. The last Category 4 hurricane to plow directly into North Carolina was Hazel in 1954, a devastating storm that killed 19 people and destroyed some 15,000 homes.NHC forecasts showed the effects of Florence would be widely felt, with tropical storm-force winds extending nearly 300 miles across three states. A hurricane warning was posted for most of the Carolina coast north to the Virginia border.In addition to wind-driven storm surges of seawater, Florence could dump up to 35 inches (89 cm) in some spots as it moves inland, forecasters said.Communities in Florence's path could lose electricity for weeks due to downed power lines and flooded equipment, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long said.Utilities deployed crews and gear in advance, with workers en route to the region from at least 15 states, according to trade group, the Edison Electric Institute.Crews also prepared 16 nuclear reactors in the three-state region for the storm. One power station, Duke Energy Corp's Brunswick plant, the closest to the area where landfall is forecast, faced a likely shutdown as a precaution. Shutdowns also were possible at two more plants in the path of predicted hurricane-force winds.The American Red Cross said more than 700 workers were headed to the region while shelters were set up to house those unable to flee. A hospital in Hampton, Virginia, was transferring patients to safer places.U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed declarations of emergency for North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, freeing up federal resources for storm response."We are sparing no expense. We are totally prepared," Trump said at the White House.Trump faced severe criticism for his administration's response to Hurricane Maria last year in Puerto Rico. Some 3,000 people died in the aftermath of that storm.COMMERCIAL OPERATIONS-Days before its arrival, Florence was already disrupting commercial operations.Boeing Co suspended work on Tuesday at the South Carolina plant where it assembles 787 widebody jetliners, and a Volvo automobile plant in South Carolina's evacuation zone was also closed, company officials said.Smithfield Foods Inc [SFII.UL] said it would shut down the world's largest hog-slaughtering facility in Tar Heel, North Carolina, on Thursday and Friday due to the hurricane.Residents prepared by boarding up their homes and stocking up on food, water and other essentials, stripping grocery store shelves of merchandise. Many gasoline stations were running low on fuel."I'm scared we'll get 30 inches or more of rain," said Carol Trojniar, 69, a longtime Wilmington resident and retired real estate agent who has never experienced a Category 4 hurricane. "What is flooding going to do to our home, our city?"Trojniar said she and her husband were packing up belongings and plan to stack sandbags around their single-floor home in Wilmington's eerily named Landfall neighborhood near the ocean before checking into a hotel to ride out the storm, with plenty of wine."Where else can we go? If we try to leave, we'll just get stuck in the rain," she said.(Reporting by Ernest Scheyder; Additional reporting by Anna Driver in Holden Beach, North Carolina, Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina, Liz Hampton in Houston, Susan Heavey in Washington, Bernie Woodall in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Scott DiSavino and Alden Bentley in New York, Nichola Groom and Alex Dobzinskis in Los Angeles and Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee; Writing by Nick Zieminski, Bill Trott and Steve Gorman; Editing by Bill Tarrant, Lisa Shumaker and Michael Perry)

WORLD POWERS IN THE LAST DAYS (END OF AGE OF GRACE NOT THE WORLD)

EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
EGYPT-KING OF THE SOUTH-DAN 11:40
RUSSIA-KING OF THE NORTH-EZEK 38:1-2,EZEK 39:1-3
CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18

WORLD TERRORISM

OH BY THE WAY WHEN THE MEDIA SAYS ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS GOD IS GREAT LIE. IN ISLAM ALLU-AK-BAR MEANS OUR GOD IS GREATER OR GREATEST. THIS IS HOW THE MEDIA SUCK HOLES UP TO ISLAMIC-QURANIC-MUSLIMS. BY WATERING DOWN THE REAL MEANING OF THE SEX FOR MURDER DEATH CULT ISLAM. TO MAKE IT SOUND LIKE A PEACEFUL RELIGION (CULT OF DEATH AND WORLD DOMINATION).

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

GENESIS 16:11-12
11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

ISAIAH 14:12-14
12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

JOHN 16:2
2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

Swedish court nixes deportation of Palestinian synagogue attacker-Appellate court says assailant cannot be returned to West Bank because anti-Semitic nature of attack could put him in danger from Israel-By TOI staff    Today-SEP 12,18

A Swedish court of appeals on Wednesday overturned a deportation order against a Palestinian man who firebombed a synagogue, saying he would be in danger from Israel because of his crime if returned to the Palestinian Authority.The ruling by the Court of Appeals for Western Sweden was on a motion filed by one of the three migrants convicted of hurling Molotov cocktails at a synagogue in Gothenburg last year in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.In June, the Gothenburg District Court determined that the two Palestinians and one Syrian had “violate[d] an ethnic group because of its beliefs,” and sentenced them to jail terms between  one and two years for the arson attack.The court also ordered one of the Palestinian defendants, who was in Sweden on an asylum seeker visa, to be deported back to the PA after completing his two-year sentence. The other two perpetrators, who reportedly had Swedish residency permits, were not ordered deported by the court.But on Wednesday, the SVT broadcaster reported that the deportation order was overturned on appeal since the perpetrator “could be perceived as a threat to other Jews,” and that Israel “might be interested in the matter.” In his decision, the judge said that Sweden “cannot safeguard the man’s fundamental human rights if he is deported to Palestine.”A few days after US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital last December, a dozen people threw multiple burning objects at the synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second-largest city.Some 20 Jewish teens participating in a celebration briefly took shelter in a cellar during the attack, but no one was injured, and minor damage to the building was caused.The attack, which was classified as a hate crime, was caught on surveillance cameras, leading to the arrests of the Palestinians and Syrian.There are around 20,000 Jews living in Sweden, according to the Official Council of Swedish Jewish Communities.The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention says there have been between 150 and 280 anti-Semitic acts, including threats, insults and violence, each year in the past decade.JTA contributed to this report.

Rockets fired near airport in Tripoli, ISIS claims attack on oil company-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rockets were fired late on Tuesday in the direction of the airport in Libya's capital, residents said, forcing flights to be diverted, less than a week after the United Nations brokered a fragile truce between rival armed groups in Tripoli.A spokesman for a faction controlling Matiga airport, the only one functioning in the capital, said there were no casualties or damage. Libyan channels reported that several people had been wounded by the rockets, one of which landed in the Mediterranean sea.Rival groups have been fighting in Tripoli for several days but clashes had been focused on the south of the city. Matiga airport lies in an eastern suburb.A Libyan Airlines flight bound for Tripoli from Alexandria, Egypt, was diverted to Misrata, the airport said on its Facebook page. Misrata lies about 190 km (120 miles) east of Tripoli.A spokesman for Misrata airport said that all flights bound for Tripoli would be diverted to Misrata.Separately, Islamic State claimed responsibility for a shooting attack on the headquarters of Libyan state oil company NOC in Tripoli, the jihadist group's news agency said on Tuesday.The attack on Monday killed two NOC staff and wounded 10, said officials, who had described the three shooters who were also killed as "Africans."It targeted the "economic interests of oppressing governments funding crusaders," a statement carried on the militants' Amaq news agency said.It was the first attack of its kind against the leadership of Libya's state oil industry.Libya has been divided into rival administrations but NOC has continued to function relatively normally across the country, which relies on oil exports for most of its income.Militants loyal to Islamic State have previously carried out attacks in Tripoli and other towns, despite having lost their stronghold in the central city of Sirte late in 2016.In May, Islamic State claimed a deadly attack on the national election commission offices in Tripoli.(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami, Hani Amara and Ulf Laessing; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by Chris Reese, Toni Reinhold)

U.N. chief pushes for protection of civilians in Syria's Idlib-[Reuters]-By Michelle Nichols-YAHOONEWS-September 12, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday appealed to Russia, Iran and Turkey to "spare no effort to find solutions that protect civilians" in Syria's Idlib and said it was "absolutely essential" a full-scale battle was avoided."This would unleash a humanitarian nightmare unlike any seen in the blood-soaked Syrian conflict," he told reporters.An estimated 3 million people live in Idlib - the last major stronghold of active opposition to President Bashar al-Assad. The U.N. has described it as a "dumping ground" for people evacuated and displaced from elsewhere in Syria during the seven-year war.Assad has vowed to retake the region, backed by his Russian and Iranian allies. Syrian government and Russian warplanes began air strikes in Idlib last week in a possible prelude to a full-scale offensive. They say they are targeting terrorist groups."I understand that the present situation in Idlib is not sustainable and the presence of terrorist groups cannot be tolerated. But fighting terrorism does not absolve warring parties of their core obligations under international law," said Guterres.Senior officials from Russia, Iran and Turkey met with U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura in Geneva on Tuesday. The presidents of Turkey, Iran and Russia met in Tehran on Friday but failed to agree on a ceasefire in Idlib.Russia briefed the 15-member U.N. Security Council on Tuesday on the Tehran meeting, which was held as part of the so-called Astana process."Russia, Iran and Assad are demolishing Idlib and asking us to call it peace. But here's the reality: Astana has failed. It has failed to stop the violence or to promote a political solution," U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said.(Reporting by Michelle Nichols; editing by Diane Craft and Cynthia Osterman)

          PENCE IM CONFIDENT THE TRUMP HATER MOLE SEWER RAT LIBERAL IS NOT FROM MY STAFF.      Cache   Translate Page      
JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

LUKE 21:28-29
28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

JOEL 2:3,30
3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

EZEKIEL 20:47
47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

ZEPHANIAH 1:18
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

MALACHI 4:1
1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

New York subway station buried by 9/11 open again-Commuters cheer as trains roll into the Cortlandt Street stop for the first time since the September 11 terror attacks-By AFP-TOI-SEP 11,18

NEW YORK — Just days before the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, trains are once again running through a New York City subway station buried when the Twin Towers fell 17 years ago.People cheered, clapped and held their phones up to record the event as a train rolled to a stop, video footage from the subway station showed.The Cortlandt stop reopened on Saturday on the Number One line in what The New York Times described as “the last major piece in the city’s quest to rebuild what was lost.”The station was under the World Trade Center, whose twin towers collapsed in flames after being struck by airliners commandeered by Al-Qaeda terrorists.World Trade Centre Cortlandt station in Lower Manhattan has reopened for the first time in 17 years. It was devastated by the September 11th attacks. The new design features a sombre mosaic quoting the Declaration of Independence and the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights pic.twitter.com/8dmwjppz0q— GTA Transit Helper (@TransitHelper) September 9, 2018-The Metropolitan Transportation Authority began rebuilding the stop in 2015, the Times reported.The 9/11 attacks claimed nearly 3,000 lives in the United States and led to the launch of deadly, long-running wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — countries that remain plagued by violence and instability to this day.The new WTC Cortlandt station on the 1 line is now open to the public. It’s fully accessible, has fewer columns for easier customer flow, and is also air-tempered to keep you cooler on hot days. pic.twitter.com/A5DaiBb06w— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) September 8, 2018-

CBS chief executive Moonves quits over sexual misconduct claims-Network deducting $20 million from disgraced CEO’s severance package for donation to the #MeToo movement-By Jennie Matthew-TOI-SEP 11,18

NEW YORK — US television giant CBS announced Sunday the immediate departure of powerful CEO Leslie Moonves, one of the biggest scalps in the #MeToo era, following a slew of escalating sexual misconduct allegations.Moonves, who transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country, was one of the most respected executives in Hollywood until he was first publicly accused.Two articles published by The New Yorker — on July 27 and on the day that his departure was announced — detailed allegations against the 68-year-old television titan from 12 different women.CBS subsequently declared that he would depart as chairman, president and CEO “effective immediately,” and that he and the network would donate $20 million to supporting the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace.“The donation, which will be made immediately, has been deducted from any severance benefits that may be due Moonves,” CBS said.The disgraced CEO will not receive any compensation, pending the results of an investigation into the allegations against him being conducted by two blue-chip law firms, the corporation announced.“Any payments to be made in the future will depend upon the results of the independent investigation and subsequent board evaluation,” CBS announced in a statement.Moonves’s departure had been widely expected, with US media reporting that the terms of his exit had been under negotiation for weeks, and a deal had been anticipated before markets open Monday.-Police report-At least one report had suggested that he could get a golden handshake of $100 million in stock.One of his accusers, Jessica Pallingston, told the Pulitzer-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, who broke the allegations against Moonves in The New Yorker, that such a payoff would be “completely disgusting.”CBS announced that chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello will be president and acting CEO, overseeing all operations of the company, while the board searches for a permanent successor.Along with Moonves’s departure, CBS said it had agreet to settle a lawsuit with National Amusements pending in Delaware that would appoint six new independent directors to the board.The deal upheld the control of the Redstone family, whose members control an 80 percent voting stake in CBS, who agreed to drop — for at least two years — a proposed merger with the Viacom group.In July, Farrow’s first bombshell report detailed sexual harassment allegations from six women and complaints from dozens of others about a culture within the company tolerating sexual misconduct.While CBS appointed a team of lawyers to investigate, there was outrage from some advocates that Moonves was kept on the job.On Sunday, The New Yorker published allegations from another six women, who said that Moonves sexually harassed or assaulted them between 1980 and the early 2000s.They included claims that Moonves forced them into perform oral sex, exposed himself to them without their consent, and that he used physical violence and intimidation against them. Some of them also said Moonves retaliated after being rebuffed, damaging their careers.One of the women, television executive Phyllis Golden-Gottlieb, filed a criminal complaint last year with Los Angeles police. The New Yorker said that while police found her allegations “credible” the alleged incidents happened too long ago to prosecute.-Moonves denial-Moonves told the magazine that three of the encounters were consensual.“I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women,” he said.“In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations. I can only surmise they are surfacing now for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation and my career.”Since joining CBS in 1995, Moonves transformed the corporation into the most watched television network in the country and one of the media industry’s best-performing businesses.He was promoted to president and CEO of CBS Television in 1998, and became chairman in 2003.Moonves worked previously at Warner Bros. Television, where his team developed hit shows such as “Friends” and “ER.”A one-time actor, he is father to four children. His second wife Julie Chen stood by him after the accusations first surfaced.Farrow shared a Pulitzer Prize with The New York Times for his reporting on Harvey Weinstein, which galvanized the #MeToo movement to quash pervasive sexual harassment in showbiz and other industries.Earlier this year, he uncovered allegations of physical assault that forced New York state prosecutor Eric Schneiderman to resign.

Memorial for 9/11 victims to chime an ‘everlasting concert by our heroes’-Dedication comes nearly 17 years after passengers and crew on hijacked Flight 93 fought back against terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a Pennsylvania field-By MARK SCOLFORO-TOI-SEP 11,18

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — The heroism of airline passengers and crew who died when hijackers crashed their plane into a Pennsylvania field was remembered Sunday with the dedication of a concrete-and-steel tower that will ring with wind chimes for every one of them at the spot where they fell to earth.Relatives of the 40 people killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, helped ring eight of what will eventually be 40 aluminum chimes at the Flight 93 National Memorial site, and former Gov. Tom Ridge said the Tower of Voices will be “an everlasting concert by our heroes.”The dedication occurred nearly 17 years after passengers on the hijacked flight from New Jersey to California fought back against a band of terrorists who then crashed the jetliner into a rural field. Officials concluded the terrorists were aiming the Boeing 757 toward Washington, to be used as an enormous airborne weapon.It was “the day that lives were lost so that other lives were saved. And heroes were made over the skies of Shanksville,” said Ridge, who served as the first secretary of the Homeland Security Department when it was created after 9/11.The roughly 93-foot (28-meter) structure represents the final phase of the Flight 93 National Memorial. Each chime generates a distinctive sound, and rows of trees that ring the site symbolize sound waves.“Together their voices will ring out into perpetuity, with this beautiful Somerset County, Pennsylvania, wind,” park Superintendent Stephen Clark said.The national park at a the crash site, about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Shanksville, also includes a memorial plaza, dedicated on the 10th anniversary in 2011, and a visitor’s center that opened three years ago.As a cold, driving rain pelted the hills, memorial architect Paul Murdoch spoke of the plan, which uses the wind to activate the chimes. The remaining chimes are expected to be installed in the coming weeks.“These chimes respond to unanswered cries of voices not spoken again, but remembered in the vibrations of a monumental tower” Murdoch said.They range from 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) long, weigh as much as 150 pounds (68 kilograms) and are tuned.Nearly 3,000 people died in the Sept. 11 attacks, when terrorists seized control of four planes. They flew two of them into the World Trade Center skyscrapers in New York and the fourth into the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia, just across the Potomac River from Washington, DC.“These guys are the real heroes,” said retired truck driver Stefan Robbins, visiting the memorial from Lexington, Kentucky. “They didn’t sign up — they’re not a cop, they’re not a firefighter.”The Flight 93 passengers learned in mid-flight they had been hijacked and responded heroically, declaring “let’s roll” as they confronted their adversaries inside the plane.Thirteen passengers on the plane made a combined 37 phone calls during the attack, getting information about the other three hijackings and crashes.“When they learned that, it galvanized them as a group,” Clark said. “They said, ‘We’re not going back to any airport. This is a suicide mission.'”As some passengers apparently tried to storm the cabin, the hijacker at the controls then rolled the plane, trying to throw them off balance, before the aircraft became inverted and crashed at 563 mph (906 kph) on the edge of a reclaimed strip mine at 10:30 a.m.The impact ignited about 100 hemlock trees. Hemlocks are used as symbols throughout the memorial’s design, including the tower.A 17-ton (15-metric ton) sandstone marks the impact site, located within a 44-acre (17.8-hectare) fenced-off area of the field where crash debris landed, referred to as the “sacred ground.” Access to that part of the park is limited to family members of the passengers and crew. Four 40-foot (12.2-meter) containers of remaining debris from the crashed airplane were buried there during a private ceremony on June 21.The memorial was funded with $46 million from 110,000 private donors, including $6 million to design and build the Tower of Voices. Volunteers are well on their way to the goal of planting 150,000 seedlings around the 2,200 acre (890 hectare) park. It attracted about 400,000 visitors last year.The dedication comes two days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. President Donald Trump is expected to attend that memorial ceremony Tuesday in Shanksville, along with Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.Shanksville is about 75 miles (120 kilometers) southeast of Pittsburgh.

Pence: I’m confident no one on my staff wrote incendiary anti-Trump NYT op-ed-‘My people are dedicated to advancing the president’s agenda and supporting everything he is doing for the people of this country,’ says vice-president-By DARLENE SUPERVILLE-TOI-11 September 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Vice President Mike Pence says he’s “100 percent confident” that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump’s leadership.“I know them. I know their character,” Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS’ “Face the Nation.”Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the “senior administration official” who wrote the opinion piece because it included language Pence has been known to use, like the unusual word “lodestar.” The op-ed writer claimed to be part of a “resistance” movement within the Trump administration that was working quietly behind the scenes to thwart the president’s most dangerous impulses.Pence added his staff to the list of more than two dozen high-ranking administration officials who have denied writing the column.“Let me be very clear. I’m 100 percent confident that no one on the vice president’s staff was involved in this anonymous editorial. I know my people,” Pence said on “Face the Nation.” ”They get up every day and are dedicated, just as much as I am, to advancing the president’s agenda and supporting everything … President Trump is doing for the people of this country.”Asked whether he had asked his staff about the op-ed, Pence said, “I don’t have to ask them because I know them. I know their character. I know their dedication and I am absolutely confident that no one on the vice president’s staff had anything to do with this.”He restated that he thinks the essay writer should do the “honorable thing and resign.”Publication of the op-ed followed the release of stunning details from an upcoming book by Watergate reporter Bob Woodward in which current and former aides referred to Trump as an “idiot” and “liar” and depicted him as prone to rash policy decisions that some aides either work to stall or derail entirely.Both releases are said to have infuriated Trump, who unleashed a string of attacks on Woodward’s credibility and dismissed the celebrated author’s book as a “work of fiction.” Some of the officials featured in the book’s anecdotes about the president, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House chief of staff John Kelly, issued statements denying the comments attributed to them by Woodward.Woodward has said he stands by his reporting. The book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” is scheduled to be formally released Tuesday, all but ensuring that the debate over Trump’s leadership ability and style will extend into a second straight week.Trump, meanwhile, has denounced the Times opinion piece as “gutless” and its publication as a “disgrace” bordering on treason.Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a Trump ally, has said the president would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous writer. The president has yet to say whether he’d go that far, but Pence says he’d be willing to submit to such an examination.“I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do,” he said in a taped “Fox News Sunday” interview.Both Pence and Kellyanne Conway, a counselor to Trump, pushed back during separate television appearances Sunday on the portrayals of Trump as anything but a thoughtful leader. Both also said they had no idea who wrote the piece; Trump has said he can name up to five people who could have written it.“What I see is a tough leader, a demanding leader, someone who gets all the options on the table,” Pence said on Fox News. “But he makes the decisions, and that’s why we’ve made the progress we’ve made.”Trump has said the Justice Department should investigate and unmask the anonymous author. He cited national security concerns as grounds for what would amount to an extraordinary criminal probe should Attorney General Jeff Sessions decide to pursue one.Neither Pence nor Conway answered directly when asked if Sessions should treat Trump’s comments as an order. The Justice Department is supposed to make investigative decisions free of political pressure from the White House and the president.Appearing on CNN, Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, disagreed that the opinion piece amounted to a national security threat and attributed Trump’s musing about a Justice Department investigation “to a president who’s lashing out.”On an unrelated matter, Pence said on CBS that he has not been called for an interview by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible coordination between Russia and Trump’s Republican presidential campaign as well as Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.Pence said he’s willing to sit down with Mueller if he is asked and added that he so far has cooperated with all requests for information from the special counsel and will continue to do so.

Liberman: We’ve thwarted terror attacks in recent days meant to disrupt New Year-In Rosh Hashanah toast with IDF soldiers, defense minister says Israelis will be able to celebrate holiday with confidence and security following army’s recent operations-By Jacob Magid-TOI-10 September 2018

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said Sunday that the IDF has thwarted several terror attacks in the last few days meant to disrupt Rosh Hashanah celebrations.“In recent days, too, we have arrested suspects and prevented terror attacks,” Liberman said, addressing a company from the Armoured Corps at a toast for the Jewish New Year that starts Sunday evening.“The people of Israel will be able to celebrate Rosh Hashanah with confidence and quiet thanks to IDF soldiers and security forces who will continue to tour and protect us all during the holiday,” he said, without divulging further details.The defense minister thanked the company of Armoured corps soldiers, who are also responsible for guarding the West Bank settlement of Nokdim, where he lives.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered similar praise of the Shin Bet security service at a new year’s toast last week where he claimed that “not a day goes by in which there is no thwarting” of an attack.Netanyahu credited the work of the security agency with helping Israel to avoid much of the violence that has engulfed other countries in the Middle East.“The Shin Bet deters, thwarts, and defeats on a daily and hourly basis those who want us dead,” Netanyahu said at a toast with security chiefs for the upcoming Jewish new year.Israeli security services documented 255 attacks last month, including 11 in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet security service said in its monthly report published earlier this month. The June tally was 220 incidents.Despite the increase, the figures in July were well below those of May, when 365 incidents were documented — the highest number in over two years.Nearly two-thirds of the attacks recorded in July involved firebombs. Incidents involving the hurling of rocks at Israelis and their cars are not included in Shin Bet reports.

Far-right makes major gains in Swedish elections as ruling party scrapes a win-Prime Minister Lofven says ‘moral responsibility’ to combat anti-immigration party with neo-Nazi roots that won nearly 18% of the vote-By PIETRO DECRISTOFARO and JAN M. OLSEN-TOI-SEP 11,18

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Voters handed Sweden’s ruling party its worst-ever election result Sunday and delivered a parallel lift to a far-right party with white supremacist roots, leaving the ideological outline of the Scandinavian country’s next government uncertain.After a campaign dominated by debates over immigration, the center-left Social Democratic Party emerged with the greatest share of the vote — 28.4 percent as the count neared completion — yet looking at holding fewer parliament seats and having its mandate to govern questioned.The potential for an immigration backlash to result in a big boost for the far-right Sweden Democrats inspired fear among many Swedes before the election. It received a little more than one in six votes, or 17.6 percent. Its showing was not as strong as the one-in-five polls had predicted, but good for a third-place finish that had the party’s leader telling supporters, “We won.”Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said he intended to remain in the job. The leader of the Moderates party that came in second, Ulf Kristersson, already had called on Lofven to resign and claimed the right to form Sweden’s next government.Sounding somber and firm, Lofven told his supporters the election presented “a situation that all responsible parties must deal with,” adding that “a party with roots in Nazism” would “never ever offer anything responsible, but hatred.”“We have a moral responsibility. We must gather all good forces. We won’t mourn, we will organize ourselves,” he said.Final election returns were expected later in the week. The preliminary results made it unlikely any party would secure a majority of 175 seats in the 349-seat Riksdag, Sweden’s parliament. It could take weeks or months of coalition talks before the next government is formed.Both the left-leaning bloc led by the Social Democrats and the center-right bloc in which the Moderates is largest of four parties have said they would refuse to consider the Sweden Democrats as a coalition partner.Sweden — home to the Nobel prizes and militarily neutral for the better part of two centuries — has been known for its comparatively open doors to migrants and refugees. Sunday’s general election was the first since the country of 10 million took in a record 163,000 refugees in 2015 as mass migration to Europe rose dramatically.Lofven eventually said Sweden no longer could cope with the influx and immigration laws were tightened.Like other far-right parties in Europe, the Sweden Democrats worked to soften its neo-Nazi image in the lead-up to the election. The party symbol was switched from a flame thrower to a flower. Members known for making pro-Third Reich statements were pushed out.It made its first mark in politics with municipal council seats in 2006, and since then slowly helped revise long-accepted social norms for what Swedes could say openly about foreigners and integration without being considered racist.At the Swedish Democrat’s election eve rally Saturday, party leader Jimmie Akesson criticized Lofven’s government for “prioritizing” the needs of new immigrants the ones of Swedish citizens.Akesson was jubilant as he addressed supporters a day later, declaring the estimated 14 parliament seats the Social Democrats picked up a victory other parties could not ignore in coalition negotiations.“This party has increased and made the biggest gains. Everything is about us,” Akesson said. “I am ready to talk with others”Turnout in the election was reported at 84.4 percent, up from 83 percent in 2014.

China outlaws large underground Protestant church in Beijing-[Reuters]-YAHOONEWS-By Christian Shepherd-September 11, 2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing city authorities have banned one of the largest unofficial Protestant churches in the city and confiscated "illegal promotional materials", amid a deepening crackdown on China's "underground" churches.The Zion church had for years operated with relative freedoms, hosting hundreds of worshippers every weekend in an expansive specially renovated hall in north Beijing.But since April, after they rejected requests from authorities to install closed-circuit television cameras in the building, the church has faced growing pressure from the authorities and has been threatened with eviction.On Sunday, the Beijing Chaoyang district civil affairs bureau said that by organizing events without registering, the church was breaking rules forbidding mass gatherings and were now "legally banned" and its "illegal promotional material" had been confiscated, according to images of the notice sent to Reuters late on Sunday and confirmed by churchgoers."I fear that there is no way for us to resolve this issue with the authorities," Zion's Pastor Jin Mingri told Reuters.China's religious affairs and civil affairs bureaux did not immediately respond to requests for comment.China's constitution guarantees religious freedom, but since President Xi Jinping took office six years ago the government has tightened restrictions on religions seen as a challenge to the authority of the ruling Communist Party.Churches across China have faced new waves of harassment and pressure to register since a new set of regulations to govern religious affairs in China came into effect in February and heightened punishments for unofficial churches.In July, more than 30 of Beijing's hundreds of underground Protestant churches took the rare step of releasing a joint statement complaining of "unceasing interference" and the "assault and obstruction" of regular activities of believers since the new regulations came into effect.China's Christian believers are split between those who attend unofficial "house" or "underground" churches and those who attend government-sanctioned places of worship.Churchgoers were also given a notice from the district religious affairs bureau saying that the "great masses of believer must respect the rules and regulations and attend events in legally registered places of religious activity".Zion's attendees were also given pamphlets of officially sanctioned churches that they might attend instead.But for many worshippers and pastors, such as Jin, accepting the oversight and ultimate authority of the Communist Party would be a betrayal of their faith."On this land, the only one we can trust in is God," Jin said.(Reporting by Christian Shepherd; Editing by Michael Perry)

MIGRATING BIRDS IN ISRAEL EATS HUMANS FLESH FOR COMING AGAINST ISRAEL-JERUSALEM

EZEKIEL 39:11-12,18
11 And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will give unto Gog (RUSSIA/ARAB/MUSLIMS) a place there of graves in Israel, the valley of the passengers (EAST OF THE DEAD SEA IN JORDAN VALLEY) on the east of the sea: and it shall stop the noses of the passengers: and there shall they bury Gog (RUSSIAN) and all his multitude:(ARAB/MUSLIM HORDE) and they shall call it The valley of Hamongog.(BURIEL SITE OF THE 300 MILLION,RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS)
12 And seven months shall the house of Israel be burying of them, that they may cleanse the land.(OF ISRAEL)
16 And also the name of the city shall be Hamonah. Thus shall they cleanse the land.(OF THE ISRAEL-GOD HATERS)

EZEKIEL 39:17-21
17  And, thou son of man, thus saith the Lord GOD; Speak unto every feathered fowl, and to every beast of the field, Assemble yourselves, and come; gather yourselves on every side to my sacrifice that I do sacrifice for you, even a great sacrifice upon the mountains of Israel, that ye may eat flesh, and drink blood.(OF RUSSIAN/ISLAMIC HORDES AGAINST ISRAEL)
18  Ye shall eat the flesh of the mighty, and drink the blood of the princes of the earth, of rams, of lambs, and of goats, of bullocks, all of them fatlings of Bashan.
19  And ye shall eat fat till ye be full, and drink blood till ye be drunken, of my sacrifice which I have sacrificed for you.
20  Thus ye shall be filled at my table with horses and chariots, with mighty men, and with all men of war, saith the Lord GOD.
21  And I will set my glory among the heathen, and all the heathen shall see my judgment that I have executed, and my hand that I have laid upon them.
22  So the house of Israel shall know that I am the LORD their God from that day and forward.

REVELATION 19:17-18
17 And I saw an angel standing in the sun; and he cried with a loud voice, saying to all the fowls that fly in the midst of heaven, Come and gather yourselves together unto the supper of the great God;(AGAINST ALL NATIONS ARMIES THAT COME AGAINST JERUSALEM AND ISRAEL)
18 That ye may eat the flesh of kings, and the flesh of captains, and the flesh of mighty men, and the flesh of horses, and of them that sit on them, and the flesh of all men, both free and bond, both small and great.

EZEKIEL 38:1-7
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, set thy face against Gog,(RULER) the land of Magog,(RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal,(TOBOLSK) and prophesy against him,
3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) the chief prince of Meshech(MOSCOW) and Tubal:TOBOLSK)
4 And I (GOD) will turn thee back, and put hooks into thy jaws,(GOD FORCES THE RUSSIA-MUSLIMS TO MARCH) and I will bring thee forth, and all thine army, horses and horsemen, all of them clothed with all sorts of armour, even a great company with bucklers and shields, all of them handling swords:
5 Persia,(IRAN,IRAQ) Ethiopia, and Libya with them; all of them with shield and helmet:
6 Gomer,(GERMANY) and all his bands; the house of Togarmah (TURKEY) of the north quarters, and all his bands: and many people with thee.(AFRICAN MUSLIMS,SUDAN,TUNESIA ETC)
7 Be thou prepared, and prepare for thyself, thou, and all thy company that are assembled unto thee, and be thou a guard unto them.

EZEKIEL 39:1-8
1 Therefore, thou son of man, prophesy against Gog,(LEADER OF RUSSIA) and say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against thee, O Gog, the chief prince of Meshech (MOSCOW) and Tubal: (TUBOLSK)
2 And I will turn thee back,(RUSSIA-ARAB MUSLIM ISRAEL HATERS) and leave but the sixth part of thee,(5/6TH OR 300 MILLION DEAD RUSSIAN/ARAB/MUSLIMS I BELIEVE) and will cause thee to come up from the north parts,(RUSSIA) and will bring thee upon the mountains of Israel:
3 And I will smite thy bow out of thy left hand, and will cause thine arrows to fall out of thy right hand.
4 Thou shalt fall upon the mountains of Israel, thou, and all thy bands,( ARABS) and the people that is with thee: I will give thee unto the ravenous birds of every sort, and to the beasts of the field to be devoured.
5 Thou shalt fall upon the open field: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.
6 And I will send a fire on Magog,(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMB) and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I am the LORD.
7 So will I make my holy name known in the midst of my people Israel; and I will not let them pollute my holy name any more: and the heathen shall know that I am the LORD, the Holy One in Israel.
8 Behold, it is come, and it is done, saith the Lord GOD; this is the day whereof I have spoken.

Moscow accuses US of using white phosphorous in Syria-Russian general claims weekend bombings targeting area controlled by Islamic State resulted in ‘fierce fires’-By AFP-TOI-SEP 11,18

MOSCOW — Russia on Sunday accused the United States of carrying out bombings using white phosphorous in eastern Syria against military targets in civilian areas, which is banned under international law.“Two American F-15 planes carried out bombings on September 8 (Saturday) targeting the area of Hajin in the Deir Ezzor region using incendiary phosphorous ammunition,” Russian general Vladimir Savtchenko said in a statement.“These strikes resulted in fierce fires. We are clarifying the information concerning possible deaths and injuries,” he added.In Syria, the jihadist Islamic State group still controls a pocket in Deir Ezzor between the Euphrates River and the Iraqi border, and also remains in the vast Syrian desert.An international coalition led by the United States is helping a coalition of Kurdish and Arab fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (FDS) which for months have been conducting an offensive to oust IS.The Russian army, which has been intervening militarily since 2015 in Syria in support of the forces of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, was accused in March by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights of having used incendiary bombs during the regime’s offensive against the rebel stronghold of Eastern Ghouta near Damascus.Moscow dismissed the allegation as a “shameless lie.”Use of white phosphorous is banned under the Geneva Convention for use against civilians and against legitimate military targets in areas with a major civilian population.

PROOF HALF ON EARTH DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD (8 BILLION ON EARTH)

ISAIAH 66:15-16
15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire,(NUKES) and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire.
16 For by fire and by his sword will the LORD plead with all flesh: and the slain of the LORD shall be many.

ISAIAH 26:21
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity:(GOD/ISRAEL HATE AND BRAKING OF HIS COMMANDMENTS) the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.(WW3,1/2 earths population die - 4 BILLION).

ISAIAH 13:6-13 KJV
6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.
7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:(FROM FRIGHT)
8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

REVELATION 6:7-8 (8 BILLION- 2 BILLION = 6 BILLION)
7 And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse:(CHLORES GREEN) and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth,(2 BILLION) to kill with sword,(WEAPONS) and with hunger,(FAMINE) and with death,(INCURABLE DISEASES) and with the beasts of the earth.(ANIMAL TO HUMAN DISEASE).

REVELATION 9:15,18 (6 BILLION - 2 BILLION = 4 BILLION)
15 And the four(DEMONIC WAR) angels were loosed,
18 By these three was the third part of men killed,(2 BILLION) by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.(NUCLEAR ATOMIC BOMBS)

HALF OF EARTHS POPULATION DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION.(THESE VERSES ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)

LUKE 17:34-37 (8 TOTAL BILLION - 4 BILLION DEAD IN TRIB = 4 BILLION TO JESUS KINGDOM) (HALF DIE DURING THE 7 YR TRIBULATION PERIOD JUST LIKE THE BIBLE SAYS)(GOD DOES NOT LIE)(AND NOTICE MOST DIE IN WAR AND DISEASES-NOT COMETS-ASTEROIDS-QUAKES OR TSUNAMIS)
34 I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other shall be left.(half earths population 4 billion die in the 7 yr trib)
35 Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
36 Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
37 And they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together.(Christians have new bodies,this is the people against Jerusalem during the 7 yr treaty)(Christians bodies are not being eaten by the birds).THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES.BECAUSE NOT HALF OF PEOPLE ON EARTH ARE CHRISTIANS.AND THE CONTEXT IN LUKE 17 IS THE 7 YEAR TRIBULATION OR 7 YR TREATY PERIOD.WHICH IS JUDGEMENT ON THE EARTH.NOT 50% RAPTURED TO HEAVEN.

MATTHEW 24:37-42 (THESE ARE JUDGEMENT SCRIPTURES-SURE NOT RAPTURE SCRIPTURES)
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken,(IN WW3 JUDGEMENT) and the other left.
42 Watch therefore:(FOR THE LAST DAYS SIGNS HAPPENING) for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

Russia prepares for biggest war games in its history-[AFP]-Maxime POPOV, Olga ROTENBERG-YAHOONEWS-September 10, 2018

Moscow (AFP) - Russia on Tuesday will launch the biggest military drills in its history involving 300,000 troops as well as Chinese soldiers, in a move NATO denounced as "exercising large-scale conflict".The week-long deployment alongside Chinese and Mongolian armies dubbed "Vostok-2018" (East-2018) will start in eastern Siberia on September 11.It comes at a time of escalating tensions between Moscow and the West over accusations of Russian interference in western affairs and the ongoing conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.The Russian army has compared the show of force to the USSR's 1981 war games that saw between 100,000 and 150,000 Warsaw Pact soldiers take part in "Zapad-81" (West-81) -- the largest military exercises of the Soviet era.But defence minister Sergei Shoigu said this time would be even larger, with 300,000 soldiers, 36,000 military vehicles, 1,000 planes and 80 warships taking part in the drills."Imagine 36,000 military vehicles moving at the same time: tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles -- and all of this, of course, in conditions as close to a combat situation as possible," Shoigu said.The Russian army will roll out all of its latest additions for the event: Iskander missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, T-80 and T-90 tanks and its recent Su-34 and Su-35 fighter planes.At sea, the Russian fleet will deploy several frigates equipped with Kalibr missiles that have been used in Syria.Russia's previous military exercise in the region, Vostok-2014, was almost half the size, with 155,000 soldiers participating.The country's war games in Eastern Europe last year, Zapad-2017, saw 12,700 troops take part according to Moscow. Ukraine and the Baltic states said the true number was far bigger.- 'Future world war' -President Vladimir Putin is expected to attend Vostok-2018 after hosting an economic forum in Russia's far eastern city Vladivostok where his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is one of the star guests.Russian military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said the games were a "preparation for a future world war"."The army's General Staff believes this will take place after 2020 in the form of either a global war or a series of conflicts with magnitude," he said."The enemy is the United States and its allies."According to Felgenhauer, China's participation -- although modest with only 3,200 men -- will be a key factor at the drills."It's not just about a sign or a message, but about a preparation for a real-life war of great magnitude," he said.This opinion was shared by NATO, which said that Vostok-2018 "demonstrates Russia's focus on exercising large-scale conflict"."It fits into a pattern we have seen over some time -- a more assertive Russia, significantly increasing its defence budget and its military presence," said the alliance's spokesman Dylan White.Russia has denied the drills are a cause for worry."Vostok-2018 is far from NATO's area of responsibility and does not affect the security of its member states," the Russian foreign ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.- Growing number of drills -Relations between Russia and the West declined sharply in 2014 with Moscow's annexation of Crimea and the subsequent conflict in eastern Ukraine.Since then Moscow has increased the number of its large-scale military exercises in the Caucasus, the Baltic and the Arctic.At the same time the Kremlin has accused NATO of expanding westwards and threatening Russian national security.This week, Russia held military exercises in the Mediterranean.More than 25 warships and around 30 planes took part in the drills, as Russia increased its military presence in Syria where it intervened to help the Bashar al-Assad regime in 2015.Around 2,200 Ukrainian, American and other NATO soldiers took part in military exercises in western Ukraine in early September.Last month, the Kremlin's spokesman said Russia's "ability to defend itself in the current international situation which is often aggressive and unfriendly to our country is justified, essential and without alternative".

Iran nuclear chief: New Natanz nuclear facility producing advanced centrifuges-Ali Akbar Salehi says Tehran mulling withdrawal from nuclear deal, warns ‘everyone will suffer’ if 2015 accord collapses entirely-By TOI staff-SEPT 11,18

Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi told state media on Sunday that a facility to produce advanced centrifuges at the Natanz nuclear plant has been completed.Salehi, the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization, told the official IRNA news agency that [supreme leader Ayatollah] “Khamenei ordered us to set up and complete a very advanced hall for the construction of modern centrifuges, and this hall has now been fully equipped and set up,” according to Reuters.Salehi said Khamenei had also instructed to begin development of nuclear-powered ships, and that project would take 10-15 years to complete.Though he said the nuclear-powered ships and new centrifuges would operate within the limits of the nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers, Salehi warned that Tehran was considering abandoning the accord in the wake of the US withdrawal earlier this year.Salehi suggested Iran “might… suspend some of the limitations within the nuclear agreement, for example on the volume and level of enrichment.”“And the final scenario can be a complete exit from the nuclear accord, which I hope will never happen, with the help of [the remaining signatories], because everyone would suffer,” he was quoted as saying.Under the 2015 deal — which limits Iran’s nuclear program in return for sanctions relief — Tehran is allowed to build and test parts for advanced centrifuges with certain restrictions on quantity.Following the withdrawal of the United States in May, the other parties — Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the EU — have vowed to provide Iran with enough economic benefits to keep the agreement alive.But Tehran is increasingly skeptical that those countries can counter the effects of renewed US sanctions, which have already battered Iran’s economy.Iran has repeatedly said it will resume high-level uranium enrichment if the agreement falls apart.Earlier this month, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran should be ready to “set aside” the agreement if it is no longer in the country’s national interests.The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly stated that Iran is sticking to its commitments.The administration of US President Donald Trump says the deal did not prevent Iran from eventually working towards a nuclear weapon — which Tehran has denied it is seeking.Agencies contributed to this report.

Trump praises North Korea for holding 70th anniversary parade without ICBMs-‘Thank you To Chairman Kim. We will both prove everyone wrong!’ president tweets; many of the tanks bear a slogan: ‘Destroy the US imperialist aggressors’-By Sebastien BERGER-TOI-10 September 2018

PYONGYANG (AFP) — Thousands of North Korean troops followed by artillery and tanks paraded through Pyongyang Sunday as the nuclear-armed country celebrated its 70th birthday, but it refrained from displaying the intercontinental ballistic missiles that have seen it hit with sanctions.The missiles’ conspicuous absence drew praise from US President Donald Trump who called it “a big and very positive statement from North Korea.”“Thank you To Chairman Kim. We will both prove everyone wrong!” Trump tweeted. “There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office.”North Korean leader Kim Jong Un also used the parade to show off his friendship with China, raising the hand of President Xi Jinping’s envoy as they saluted the crowd together afterwards.North Korea has just staged their parade, celebrating 70th anniversary of founding, without the customary display of nuclear missiles. Theme was peace and economic development. “Experts believe that North Korea cut out the nuclear missiles to show President Trump……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2018-its commitment to denuclearize.” @FoxNews This is a big and very positive statement from North Korea. Thank you To Chairman Kim. We will both prove everyone wrong! There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2018-The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as the North is officially known, was proclaimed on September 9, 1948, three years after Moscow and Washington divided the peninsula between them in the closing days of the Second World War.Such set-piece dates are a mainstay of the North’s political calendar, and have for years been opportunities to demonstrate progress in its quest for a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the United States.But too militaristic a display this time might have risked upsetting the recent diplomatic dalliance on the peninsula, after Kim’s Singapore meeting with Trump in June and his third summit with the South’s President Moon Jae-in due in Pyongyang later this month.After a 21-gun salute, dozens of infantry units marched through Kim Il Sung Square, some in night-vision goggles or wielding rocket-propelled grenade launchers, as the current leader — the founder’s grandson — looked on from a rostrum.Li Zhanshu, one of the seven members of the Chinese Communist party’s Politburo Standing Committee, the country’s most powerful body, sat next to him, the two of them occasionally exchanging comments.Armoured personnel carriers, multiple rocket launchers and tanks followed, with biplanes flying overhead in a ’70’ formation.At one point jets trailing red, white and blue smoke — the colours of the North Korean flag — roared above the Juche Tower, the stone monument to Kim Il Sung’s political philosophy.Finally came the missiles, the traditional climax of the parades. But the only ones on show were short-range battlefield devices, the Kumsong-3 anti-ship cruise missile, and the Pongae-5 surface-to-air weapon.There was no sign of the Hwasong-14 and -15 rockets that can reach the mainland United States and changed the strategic balance when they were first tested last year.“It looks like the North Koreans really tried to tone down the military nature of this,” said Chad O’Carroll, managing director of Korea Risk Group.Any display of longer-range missiles would have cast doubt on North Korea’s commitment to denuclearisation, he added.-‘Long live!’-Pyongyang has not publicly stated a willingness to give up the weapons it has spent decades developing at huge political and financial cost, but it has been on a diplomatic charm offensive for months.In April, Kim declared that the North’s nuclear programme had been successfully completed and “socialist economic construction” was the new strategic priority.In a speech Sunday, ceremonial president Kim Yong Nam lauded the country and its army as “the strongest in the world”, but did not mention nuclear weapons.And immediately after the parade thousands of citizens rallied through the square, alongside floats displaying economic themes and calls for Korean reunification — the peninsula has remained split since the 1950-53 Korean War ended in an armistice rather than a peace treaty.Thousands of accompanying citizens waved bouquets and flags, chanting “Long live” to the leader.-Honured guest-Diplomatic invitations for the anniversary went out around the world, but the only head of state who attended was Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz — although AFP spotted French actor Gerard Depardieu seated in a section below the main tribune.Afterwards Kim and Li saluted the cheering crowd, the North Korean raising his guest’s hand into the air.Beijing is its neighbour’s key diplomatic protector and trade partner, and after years in the deep freeze over the North’s weapons ambitions ties have warmed rapidly this year, with Kim visiting China three times to meet President Xi Jinping.Speculation that Xi might reciprocate for the anniversary did not come to pass — Hu Jintao remains the last Chinese president to visit in 2005 — but O’Carroll said Pyongyang appeared to want to promote its friendship with Beijing.“China is still a very important player and its presence here with such a high level delegation is intended in some way to remind the US of that,” he said.Washington is seeking the “final, fully verified denuclearisation of North Korea”, while Pyongyang has only publicly affirmed its commitment to working towards the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula, a euphemism open to interpretation on both sides.The process has become bogged down in recent weeks, with the North demanding a formal declaration that the Korean War is over, and the South’s Moon caught between his neighbour and his ally.“Apparently Kim Jong Un thought that now was not time to unnecessarily provoke Trump,” said Kim Yong-hyun, professor of North Korean studies at Dongguk University in Seoul.But some things do not change.Many of the tanks and other vehicles at the parade still bore a slogan on the front: “Destroy the US imperialist aggressors, the sworn enemy of the DPRK people!”

Iran Guard claims missile attack on separatist Kurds in Iraq-Tehran releases footage of strike on Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan base said to have killed 11 and injured 50 in response to resumption of PDKI hit-and-run attacks in Iran-By Amir Vahdat-TOI-10 September 2018

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps on Sunday claimed responsibility for a missile attack targeting an Iraqi base of a Kurdish separatist group.Iranian state television aired footage of surface-to-surface missiles launching Saturday toward the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan base in Iraq, as well as drone footage of the base in the aftermath of the strike, which the separatists say killed at least 11 people and wounded 50.The footage’s release appeared to be a stark warning by the Guard to the separatist group, known by the acronym PDKI, which has resumed hit-and-run attacks in Iran after some two decades of uneasy peace. A Kurdish attack in July killed at least 10 Iranian border guards, likely sparking the Guard’s show of force.“The Iranian armed forces won’t allow terrorists to again threaten the country’s national security,” the Guard said in a statement, warning that its future operations would be even “more crushing.”Video aired by state television showed the short-range missiles being fired from mobile launchers in a field in an undisclosed location. The semi-official Tasnim news agency, believed to be close to the paramilitary Guard, identified the missiles fired as Fateh 110-Bs. Those missiles are believed to have a range of up to 300 kilometers (185 miles), according to the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.Tasnim said the missiles traveled some 220 kilometers (135 miles) to reach the base in Koya, in northern Iraq.The Kurdish satellite news channel Rudaw reported that the secretary-general of the PDKI, Mustafa Mawludi, and his predecessor, Khalid Azizi, were wounded in the strike.The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Sunday issued a statement criticizing Iran’s attack, saying it “rejects the violation of Iraqi sovereignty by bombing any target within Iraqi territory without prior coordination with the Iraqi authorities to spare civilians the effects of such operations.”Iraq and Iran have close political and military ties, and Tehran provided extensive military support in the war against the Islamic State group.Saturday’s attack comes after the PDKI accused Iran on Friday of carrying out “indiscriminate shelling” targeting the border region.Kurds represent about 10 percent of Iran’s population of 80 million people, with many living in the mountainous northwest that borders Iraq and Turkey.A breakaway Kurdish republic backed by the Soviets briefly emerged after World War II and a Kurdish uprising followed in the years after Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution. A guerrilla campaign by PDKI fighters in Iran continued into the mid-1990s. The PDKI declared a unilateral cease-fire with Iran in 1996 after fighting in northern Iraq between warring Kurdish forces backed by Iraq and Iran.Kurdish resentments have grown recently, buoyed by Kurdish control of areas in northern Iraq. The death of a Kurdish maid at a hotel in the northwestern city of Mahabad in May 2015 sparked unrest by local Kurds as opposition groups alleged Iranian security forces had a hand in it.Since 2016, clashes have erupted between Kurdish fighters and Iranian security forces, including the Guard, leading to casualties on both sides. The PDKI, operating out of northern Iraq, claimed many of those attacks, which prompted Iranian forces to shell Kurdish positions just across the Iraqi border in response.

Army shoots and kills Palestinian trying to sabotage Gaza border fence-IDF says it also arrested three suspects attempting to cross into Israel with a pair of knives; dozens converge on Erez crossing in latest protest-By TOI staff and Agencies-10 September 2018

IDF soldiers on Sunday shot and killed a Palestinian who repeatedly tried to sabotage the Gaza Strip border fence, the army said.“Troops recognised a suspect who approached the security fence and attempted to sabotage it,” an English-language army statement said, adding that they opened fire at the man.He was given medical treatment but “later on, the suspect succumbed to his wounds,” it added.Palestinian security officials said that the dead man was Atef Mohammed Saleh, 32, from Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip, which is near the border with Israel.Earlier Sunday, the army said soldiers identified and arrested three Gazans attempting to cross the fence surrounding the northern Gaza Strip. The Israeli troops uncovered a pair of knives on the suspects upon their apprehension.The IDF was unable to confirm whether the three suspects were the same ones that Palestinian media reported had been shot and wounded after approaching the northern Gaza border fence near the Erez crossing.The Shihab Palestinian news agency reported that two residents of Beit Hanoun on Gaza’s northeastern edge were shot by IDF troops.Dozens of Palestinians were protesting and attempting to approach the border fence near the Erez border crossing in the north of the enclave.There were no immediate reports of further casualties at the protests.On Saturday, the IDF said it would investigate the events surrounding the recent deaths of two Palestinians at the Gaza border, including that of a 16-year-old who was shot on Friday during protests and who succumbed to his wounds on Saturday.Palestinian media outlets released a video clip which they said showed the incident and appeared to show the teen throwing an object before waving and clapping, with his hands in the air at the time he was shot. (Warning: Graphic content.) He was named as Ahmad Abu Tuyur.“In the violent disturbances along the fence, IDF soldiers responded with riot control measures and acted in accordance with open-fire regulations,” said the military in a statement Saturday. “It is claimed that two people died in the violent disturbances. The events will be reviewed by the relevant command echelons.”The Hamas-run health ministry in Gaza said Friday that a 17-year-old was also killed and that nearly 400 Gazans were wounded in the violent protests.Around 7,000 Palestinians took part in the weekly clashes.The Israeli military said demonstrators hurled rocks and Molotov cocktails at soldiers, who responded with tear gas and other less-lethal means. Troops fired at Palestinians who attempted to breach the border fence and enter Israel.The army said it struck two Hamas posts in the Strip. One was attacked in response to a grenade thrown towards troops along the border, while another was hit after protesters damaged military infrastructure.Balloons with incendiary devices attached were again flown across the border, after being largely absent in recent weeks. Two fires broke out in Israel as a result of the arson attacks.Friday’s protests were the first since the US announced it was cutting all aid to UNRWA, the UN agency responsible for Palestinian humanitarian assistance.Recent weeks have seen relatively less violence at the border than at the height of the protests some months ago.Earlier Friday, Israeli aircraft opened fire at a group of Palestinians who were trying to send incendiary balloons over the border in the northern Gaza Strip, the military said. Two people were lightly injured, according to reports in Gaza.There have long been reports of talks on a UN- and Egypt-brokered truce agreement that would end the months-long flareup of hostilities — the most severe since the 2014 war.The surge of violence in Gaza began in March with a series of protests along the border that were dubbed the “March of Return.” The clashes, which Gaza’s Hamas rulers orchestrated, have included rock and Molotov cocktail attacks on troops, as well as attempts to breach the border fence and attack Israeli soldiers.Since the protests began in March, at least 127 Palestinians have been killed in the clashes, according to a tally from The Associated Press. Hamas, which seeks to destroy Israel, has acknowledged that dozens of those killed were its members. During that time, a Gaza sniper killed an Israeli soldier.During the demonstrations, protesters have also launched incendiary kites and balloons into Israel, sparking fires that have destroyed forests, burned crops, and killed livestock. Over 7,000 acres of land have been burned, causing millions of shekels in damages, according to Israeli officials.

EARTH DESTROYED WITH THE EARTH IN NOAHS DAY(BECAUSE OF SIN,VIOLENCE AND GODLESS PEOPLE)

GENESIS 6:11-13
11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

HOSEA 4:1-3
1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

STORMS HURRICANES-TORNADOES

LUKE 21:25-26
25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

THE FIRST JUDGEMENT OF THE EARTH STARTED WITH WATER-IT ONLY MAKES SENSE THE LAST GENERATION WILL BE HAVING FLOODING
GENESIS 7:6-12
6 And Noah was six hundred years old when the flood of waters was upon the eart
          'Dr.Doom' Sees The Makings Of A 2020 Recession & Financial Crisis      Cache   Translate Page      

Authored by Nouriel Roubini via Project Syndicate,

Although the global economy has been undergoing a sustained period of synchronized growth, it will inevitably lose steam as unsustainable fiscal policies in the US start to phase out. Come 2020, the stage will be set for another downturn – and, unlike in 2008, governments will lack the policy tools to manage it.

As we mark the decennial of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, there are still ongoing debates about the causes and consequences of the financial crisis, and whether the lessons needed to prepare for the next one have been absorbed. But looking ahead, the more relevant question is what actually will trigger the next global recession and crisis, and when.

The current global expansion will likely continue into next year, given that the US is running large fiscal deficits, China is pursuing loose fiscal and credit policies, and Europe remains on a recovery path. But by 2020, the conditions will be ripe for a financial crisis, followed by a global recession.

There are 10 reasons for this.

First, the fiscal-stimulus policies that are currently pushing the annual US growth rate above its 2% potential are unsustainable. By 2020, the stimulus will run out, and a modest fiscal drag will pull growth from 3% to slightly below 2%.

Second, because the stimulus was poorly timed, the US economy is now overheating, and inflation is rising above target. The US Federal Reserve will thus continue to raise the federal funds rate from its current 2% to at least 3.5% by 2020, and that will likely push up short- and long-term interest rates as well as the US dollar.

Meanwhile, inflation is also increasing in other key economies, and rising oil prices are contributing additional inflationary pressures. That means the other major central banks will follow the Fed toward monetary-policy normalization, which will reduce global liquidity and put upward pressure on interest rates.

Third, the Trump administration’s trade disputes with China, Europe, Mexico, Canada, and others will almost certainly escalate, leading to slower growth and higher inflation.

Fourth, other US policies will continue to add stagflationary pressure, prompting the Fed to raise interest rates higher still. The administration is restricting inward/outward investment and technology transfers, which will disrupt supply chains. It is restricting the immigrants who are needed to maintain growth as the US population ages. It is discouraging investments in the green economy. And it has no infrastructure policy to address supply-side bottlenecks.

Fifth, growth in the rest of the world will likely slow down – more so as other countries will see fit to retaliate against US protectionism. China must slow its growth to deal with overcapacity and excessive leverage; otherwise a hard landing will be triggered. And already-fragile emerging markets will continue to feel the pinch from protectionism and tightening monetary conditions in the US.

Sixth, Europe, too, will experience slower growth, owing to monetary-policy tightening and trade frictions. Moreover, populist policies in countries such as Italy may lead to an unsustainable debt dynamic within the eurozone. The still-unresolved “doom loop” between governments and banks holding public debt will amplify the existential problems of an incomplete monetary union with inadequate risk-sharing. Under these conditions, another global downturn could prompt Italy and other countries to exit the eurozone altogether.

Seventh, US and global equity markets are frothy. Price-to-earnings ratios in the US are 50% above the historic average, private-equity valuations have become excessive, and government bonds are too expensive, given their low yields and negative term premia. And high-yield credit is also becoming increasingly expensive now that the US corporate-leverage rate has reached historic highs.

Moreover, the leverage in many emerging markets and some advanced economies is clearly excessive. Commercial and residential real estate is far too expensive in many parts of the world. The emerging-market correction in equities, commodities, and fixed-income holdings will continue as global storm clouds gather. And as forward-looking investors start anticipating a growth slowdown in 2020, markets will reprice risky assets by 2019.

Eighth, once a correction occurs, the risk of illiquidity and fire sales/undershooting will become more severe. There are reduced market-making and warehousing activities by broker-dealers. Excessive high-frequency/algorithmic trading will raise the likelihood of “flash crashes.” And fixed-income instruments have become more concentrated in open-ended exchange-traded and dedicated credit funds.

In the case of a risk-off, emerging markets and advanced-economy financial sectors with massive dollar-denominated liabilities will no longer have access to the Fed as a lender of last resort. With inflation rising and policy normalization underway, the backstop that central banks provided during the post-crisis years can no longer be counted on.

Ninth, Trump was already attacking the Fed when the growth rate was recently 4%. Just think about how he will behave in the 2020 election year, when growth likely will have fallen below 1% and job losses emerge. The temptation for Trump to “wag the dog” by manufacturing a foreign-policy crisis will be high, especially if the Democrats retake the House of Representatives this year.

Since Trump has already started a trade war with China and wouldn’t dare attack nuclear-armed North Korea, his last best target would be Iran. By provoking a military confrontation with that country, he would trigger a stagflationary geopolitical shock not unlike the oil-price spikes of 1973, 1979, and 1990. Needless to say, that would make the oncoming global recession even more severe.

Finally, once the perfect storm outlined above occurs, the policy tools for addressing it will be sorely lacking. The space for fiscal stimulus is already limited by massive public debt. The possibility for more unconventional monetary policies will be limited by bloated balance sheets and the lack of headroom to cut policy rates. And financial-sector bailouts will be intolerable in countries with resurgent populist movements and near-insolvent governments.

In the US specifically, lawmakers have constrained the ability of the Fed to provide liquidity to non-bank and foreign financial institutions with dollar-denominated liabilities. And in Europe, the rise of populist parties is making it harder to pursue EU-level reforms and create the institutions necessary to combat the next financial crisis and downturn.

Unlike in 2008, when governments had the policy tools needed to prevent a free fall, the policymakers who must confront the next downturn will have their hands tied while overall debt levels are higher than during the previous crisis. When it comes, the next crisis and recession could be even more severe and prolonged than the last.


          Burma failure: "Aung San Suu Kyi is, at worst, a participant in the genocide" —Imam Malik Mujahid, Faith Coalition to End Genocide in Burma (stopgenocide.org)       Cache   Translate Page      
PhotoImage from page 85 of "Burma" (1900) Identifier: cu31924023498557 / Title: Burma / Year: 1900 (1900s) / Authors: Ferrars, Max Ferrars, Bertha / Subjects: Ethnology / Publisher: London : S. Low, Marston & Co., Ltd. / Contributing Library: Cornell University Library / Digitizing Sponsor: MSN / View Book Page: Book Viewer / About This Book: Catalog Entry / View All Images: All Images from Book http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/contact http://JohnBatchelorShow.com/schedules Twitter: @BatchelorShow Imam Malik Mujahid, Faith Coalition to End Genocide in Burma (stopgenocide.org) (TheFaithCoalition.org); anent: Rohingya genocide in Burma and the fearful silence of almost the entire world. Why are the Burmese doing this? In 2012, President Obama and Secretary Clinton visited there to much favorable fanfare; then Obama lifted all the sanctions on the [rapacious] junta. Forty-six human rights organizations asked him not to, but he did. As an outcome, what is happening currently is one of the most documented genocides of modern times. There are significant repercussions both inside and around Burma: now the Burmese military is going after the Christian Kachins; and, since nothing negative has happened in response, the military will continue its genocides. China also sees no action, so has put 3 million Uyghurs in concentration camps; and for the same reason India has severely maltreated Bangladeshis. The Burmese army committed mass rape, which it denies. Aung San Suu Kyi is at best a willing prisoner; at worst, a participant in the genocide. She constantly refuses to let the UN investigate. Would new sanctions reverse the crimes? Because 70% of the Burmese economy is spent on the military and full economic sanctions worked in the past, they’ll work now. President Trump can reverse the Obama orders, which lifted the original sanctions and so created conditions favorable to the genocide. The upshot of present US policy is that we’re still supporting a country that’s committing a genocide! We need to rescind Obama’s orders. [See: StopGenocide.org] American Buddhists might do well to become involved and take steps to prevent having their good name besmirched by Burma. In Congress and the Senate, both Foreign Relations Committees have passed resolutions but McConnell* refuses to let them come on to the floor. Uyghurs: Are Chinese authorities using the Burmese crimes as a rationale for crimes in Eastern Turkestan? Apparently yes; they think they can get away with murder. Is the North Korean military assisting in the Burmese persecution? Oh yes, highly likely – and, unfortunately, the Indians also endorse genocide, as they have gravely persecuted Christian tribes in their Northeast. .. .. .. * Addison Mitchell McConnell Jr. is an American politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Kentucky, a seat he was first elected to in 1984\. A member of the Republican Party, he has additionally served as the Senate Majority Leader since January 3, 2015.
          Fear Lindsey Graham      Cache   Translate Page      

The release of Bob Woodward’s book Fear as well as last week’s anonymous New York Times op-ed have emphasized something we already knew: that many of the people surrounding President Donald Trump are worried that he controls the most powerful arsenal in human history and see it as their job to curb his worst impulses and coax him into the mainstream.

On paper, Sen. Lindsey Graham, a longtime member of Congress with a reputation for bipartisanship, experience in the military, and a rolodex full of foreign leaders, would seem like exactly the sort of mainstream, establishment voice you’d want Trump listening to. But the account in Woodward’s book of Graham’s influence on Trump suggests flaws in the notion that the national security establishment can contain the president, or that it we would even want it to.

Woodward’s book details how Graham, who had called Trump a “jackass” and a “bigot” when the two were running for the GOP nomination, shockingly morphed into one of Trump’s most-called-upon outside advisers, particularly on national security and foreign policy.

This account likely comes from Graham himself, who appears to have been a major source for the book. Fear includes verbatim accounts of several one-on-one conversations between the senator and the president that only Graham would be in a position to relate to Woodward, including a midnight phone call. In a recording of an August conversation between Woodward and Trump released last week, the author mentions having spoken with Graham.

The book also describes Graham’s archrival in the White House, Steve Bannon, as being aware of their closeness: “Some days, it seemed to Bannon that Senator Graham had moved into the West Wing.” At one point Bannon is quoted as saying Trump “loves Graham. Graham can sell him anything.”

But that doesn’t exactly seem to be the case, particularly on North Korea, perhaps the dominant national security issue of the Trump presidency so far. And it’s probably for the best that Trump didn’t take Graham’s advice.

In a March 7 meeting, Graham told the president he had two options for dealing with Kim Jong-un: “You can accept they’ve got a missile and tell them and China that if you ever use it, that’s the end of North Korea …. That’s scenario one. Scenario two is that you tell China that we’re not going to let them get such a missile to hit our homeland. And if you don’t take care of it, I will.” Graham favored Scenario 2, telling Trump that if North Korea developed such a missile, Graham said, “you’ve got to whack them.”

The idea of a pre-emptive strike on North Korea was a little much even for Graham’s friend John McCain, who was never exactly shy about using military force, but in a later meeting with Graham and the president, McCain warned Trump that such a strike would be “very complicated” since the North Koreans “can kill a million people in Seoul with conventional artillery. That’s what makes it so hard.”

Graham replied to that objection saying, “If a million people are going to die, they’re going to die over there, not here,” a remark that even Trump called “pretty cold.” (Graham used versions of this line on the Sunday shows last year, sometimes attributing it to Trump himself.)

In September 2017, Graham reportedly told Trump that he should tell the Chinese government that “China needs to kill him and replace him with a North Korean general they can control … they need to take him out. Not us, them. And control the nuclear inventory there.” It’s not clear from the book why Graham thinks China would be interested in doing this or would be able to in a way that wouldn’t lead to the collapse of a nuclear-armed state.

Woodward also recounts an extremely alarming episode from early 2018, just after Trump’s infamous “big button” tweet directed at Kim. Trump apparently wanted to send a follow-up tweet announcing that he was ordering the families of U.S. service members out of South Korea. It was well understood that North Korea would view this as a “signal that the United States was seriously preparing for war” and the potential tweet “scared the daylights out of the Pentagon leadership,” according to Woodward.

This is exactly the nightmare scenario observers have envisioned for Trump and North Korea: that an ill-advised tweet from Trump would convince Kim he’s under attack and prompt him to strike first. As it happened, it seems like Trump may have gotten the idea from Graham, who in December said on Face the Nation, “It’s crazy to send spouses and children to South Korea. I think it’s now time to start moving American dependents out of South Korea.”

When Trump actually considered the idea, Graham evidently got cold feet, telling him, according to the book, “You need to think long and hard before you make that decision. … I don’t think you should ever start this process unless you’re ready to go to war.” But the country was a lot closer to war with North Korea than most of us realized earlier this year, and Graham’s influence hadn’t helped.

Graham’s arguments were more in line with conventional wisdom in advocating for a U.S. strike on Bashar al-Assad’s military in response to its use of chemical weapons in 2017. Trump reportedly called Graham at midnight the night of the strike to say, “I bet you are the happiest guy in town. During that conversation, when Trump became emotional about the images he had seen of children killed and injured in Assad’s chemical attack, Graham said, “Mr. President, I can show you pictures like that from all over the Mideast.”

Woodward notes that Graham’s remark unwittingly echoed an argument made by Bannon a few days earlier against the strike. The White House strategist had snarked in a meeting with Trump’s national security team, “Let me go get some pictures of sub-Saharan Africa. Okay? Let me get some of what’s happening down in Guatemala and Nicaragua. If this is the standard for a fucking missile strike, let’s go everywhere. Let’s do everything.”

This is a classic argument against humanitarian intervention that has been employed by, among others, Barack Obama: Why intervene in one situation when there are dozens of atrocities happening around the world at any given time? But for Graham, it’s an argument for employing military force to punish adversaries as widely as possible, all over the world. To his credit—and his political detriment—Graham doesn’t downplay the costs of military force or sugarcoat his message. When he was running for president, he argued that defeating ISIS would require deploying tens of thousands of new troops to Syria to stabilize the region even though he noted, “The amount of money it takes to reconstruct Syria makes Iraq look like a walk in the park.”

Graham’s maximalist view of the use of U.S. military force also emerged during the debate last year over whether to increase troop levels in Afghanistan. (In one of the odder exchanges of the book, Trump offers Graham the position of ambassador to Pakistan, which Graham unsurprisingly rejects.) Graham sided with Trump’s national security team—and opposed Bannon—in arguing for an increase in troops, but, unlike the other hawks, he did not suggest that this course of action would bring the conflict to a conclusion. When asked by Trump “how this ends,” Graham replied, “It never ends. It’s good versus evil. Good versus evil never ends. It’s just like the Nazis. It’s now radical Islam.”

This is the sort of sentiment that if voiced by Bannon, a scruffy white nationalist with a penchant for rants about “Persia,” is received as grandiose and apocalyptic. But somehow it’s considered well within the realm of acceptable opinion when voiced by someone like Graham on a Sunday show or a think tank panel.

This is not to say that Bannon’s worldview is acceptable or that Trump’s instincts are sound. Fear contains more than enough evidence that Trump’s impulsiveness poses a grave danger to the country and the world. But it should be equally unsettling that Lindsey Graham, whose advice would have launched a war that killed at least hundreds of thousands in Korea and who sees the endless, ever-expanding nature of the war on terrorism as a feature not a bug, is considered one of the “mainstream” voices in the room.




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