Sunday, July 07, 2024

Hezbollah's Effective Low-Cost Attacks Annoying Israel

كيف تخترق مسيّرات حزب الله الدفاعات الجوية الإسرائيلية؟

مما يستدلّ به على العجز الإسرائيلي إزاء الجبهة الشمالية، هو ما سُرّب عن مصدر في الجيش إلى الإعلام، وتحديدًا صحيفة "يديعوت أحرونوت"، تعقيبًا على الاختراق الذي حققته مسيّرة حزب الله "الهدهد" في حيفا، من أن عدم إسقاطها كان لـ"تفادي إحداث حالة من الهلع في المدينة، أو التسبب بأضرار من أثر الصاروخ الاعتراضي

لا تفضح هذا الادعاء حقيقة أن طائرات أف- 16 الإسرائيلية تدخّلت في عام 2013 لإسقاط طائرة وصلت إلى ميناء حيفا ذاته الذي شوهد في الصور، ولا أن مسيّرة قبلها، اسمها "أيوب"، وصلت حتى مفاعل ديمونا في أقصى الجنوب وأقرّ الاحتلال في حينها أنها ربّما تكون قد التقطت صورًا حساسة للمنشأة النووية، وحسب، بل أن جيش الاحتلال ما زال يتلقّى الضربة تلو الأخرى من مسيّرات حزب الله اللبناني، من قصف قاعدة المطلة بصاروخين موجّهين قبل انقضاض المسيّرة الناقلة على الهدف، إلى ضرب بالون "طال هشمايم" -وأحد مهامه رصد الطائرات بدون طيار- في مفترق غولاني، إلى الإجهاز على بطارية قبة حديدية في ثكنة "راموت نفتالي" في السابع من هذا الشهر

لكلّ ذلك، يمكن القول إن الحرب الحالية سجّلت إخفاقًا غير مسبوق لما ظلّت تفاخر به إسرائيل على أنه أحد أكثر أنظمة الدفاع في العالم تقدّما، وتشابكًا، وكلفة، من القبة الحديدية، إلى "مقلاع داود" التي دخلت الخدمة حديثًا خلال جولة التصعيد مع حركة الجهاد الإسلامي، ثم إلى سائر ما تملكه من طائرات متفوّقة. كيف إذًا يمكن لطائرات لا يتجاوز ثمن إحداها بضع مئات من الدولارات، وربما يشتريها أشخاص هواة للتسلية، على حد وصف مقال في مجلة Air and Space Power، أن تُعجز نظامًا دفاعيًّا بكل تلك التقانة؟

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How do Hezbollah rallies penetrate Israeli air defenses?


An indication of Israel's inability on the northern front is what was leaked by an army source to the media, specifically the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper, commenting on the breakthrough achieved by the march of Hezbollah's "Hudhud" in Haifa, that not shooting it down was to "avoid causing panic in the city, or causing damage from the impact of the interceptor missile. "

This claim not only exposes the fact that Israeli F-16s intervened in 2013 to shoot down a plane that arrived at the same Haifa port seen in the photos, nor that a drone before it, called "Ayoub", reached the Dimona reactor in the far south and the occupation admitted at the time that it may have taken sensitive photos of the nuclear facility, but that the occupation army is still receiving one blow after another from Lebanese Hezbollah marches, from the bombing of the Metulla base with two guided missiles before. A drone pounced on the target hitting the [radar dome of] "Tal Hashimim" - one of [the dome's tasks] being to monitor drones - at the Golani junction, [another one] finished off an Iron Dome battery in the "Ramot Naftali" barracks on the seventh of this month.

For all this, it can be said that the current war has recorded an unprecedented failure of what Israel has been boasting of as one of the most advanced, intertwined, and expensive defense systems in the world, from the Iron Dome to the newly entered David's Sling during the round of escalation with Islamic Jihad, and then to all its superior aircraft. How, then, can planes that cost only a few hundred dollars and may be bought by amateurs for entertainment, as an article in Air and Space Power put it, fail to have a defense system with all that technology?

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Beyond the defensive gap
With the threat of drones being a reality, their impact in any close battle may go beyond providing images and data to Hezbollah in real time, and enabling its forces to gather field information on the deployment and location of enemy units. In a scenario of "roof without roof and without controls," as the party's secretary-general Hassan Nasr Allah said in his recent speech, a scenario like the one warned of by the American think tank Alma two years before the current war became possible: The party's drone swarms attack the air defense systems in northern Israel, which could neutralize them or cause them severe damage, and then the entire north becomes exposed to the heavier warheads in the party's arsenal.


[العربي الجديد two weeks ago]
Editor's Note: Alma Research and Education Center is an
Israel based organization rather than a US think tank. As
Alma is known to maintain close contact with high-ranking
US officials, it cannot be excluded that they are being
supported by the US government as well.

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Data passing through New York / Manhattan
probably via some Australian internet node.

Haifa visitors on July 8, 2024.

Friday, July 05, 2024

Yemenite Houthis Using Hypersonic Missiles ? !

也门胡塞武装最大的导弹技术来源就是伊朗,伊朗也成功测试了高超音速导弹。那么,伊朗的先进导弹技术又是从哪里来的呢?
要研发高超音速导弹,主要有三个难点,第一就是,计算机控制能力。在导弹以5倍音速以上高速飞行的时候,无线电信号会受到严重影响。因此,要高速当中控制导弹飞行轨迹不会出现一丝一毫偏差,计算机处理能力非常重要。
其次,高超音速导弹可以达到极高速度,就要进行反复风洞测试气动外形。就必须有各种风洞系统进行测算。最后就是,高性能火箭发动机,才能飚出高速度。


The largest source of missile technology for Yemen's Houthi rebels is Iran, which has also successfully tested hypersonic missiles. So, where did Iran's advanced missile technology come from?

To develop hypersonic missiles, there are three main difficulties, the first is computer control capabilities. When a missile is flying at a high speed of more than 5 times the speed of sound, the radio signal can be severely affected. Therefore, in order to control the missile's flight trajectory at high speed without the slightest deviation, computer processing power is very important.

Secondly, hypersonic missiles can reach extremely high speeds, and it is necessary to conduct repeated wind tunnel tests of aerodynamic shapes. It is necessary to have a variety of wind tunnel systems to make the measurements. Finally, high-performance rocket engines can soar at high speeds.

有消息称,也门胡塞武装的高超音速导弹还是固体火箭发动机,最大速度可以在8倍音速。可以直接打击以色列本土。
为此也门胡塞领导人马利克·胡塞表示,现在我们的敌人应该看到这一切,也门胡塞的导弹打击能力已经跻身于世界前列。
也门胡塞武装从哪里来的这种外星科技?也门胡塞武装除了伊朗波斯湾反舰弹道导弹,法塔赫110战术导弹以外,其他导弹就是萨姆2防空导弹改装的Qahe弹道导弹,飞毛腿导弹改装的Badr-1、Badr-P1以及Badr-F弹道导弹。


There is information that the hypersonic missiles of the Houthis in Yemen are also solid rocket engines, and the maximum speed can be 8 times the speed of sound. It can be directly hit at Israeli dominion.

To this end, Yemen's Houthi leader Malik Houthi said that now our enemies should see all this, and Yemen's Houthi missile strike capabilities have become among the best in the world.

Where did the Yemeni Houthis come from with this alien technology? In addition to Iran's Persian Gulf anti-ship ballistic missiles and Fatah 110 tactical missiles, the other missiles of the Yemeni Houthis are Qahe ballistic missiles modified from SAM-2 anti-aircraft missiles, and Badr-1, Badr-P1 and Badr-F ballistic missiles modified from Scud missiles.


[腾讯网 on July 1st, 2024]


So Russia and China seem to be the most important 'suspects'.

As to me, it makes sense to compare the Yemenite Houthis with North Korea, known to have recently carried out hypersonic missile tests itself. The recently proclaimed 'deepening of bilateral friendship' between Russia and N-Korea is serving the extensive delivery of munitions and weapons from N-Korea to Russia needed to fuel Russia's war on Ukraine.

On the other hand, China has undergone a massive technological leap in the development of sophisticated weaponry, hypersonic missiles included, such that both, the Yemenite Houthis and N-Korea, could benefit from there. China's foreign policies could establish an ideal basis for some discrete 'help from their friends'.

Here are two additional articles related to the subject:


朝鲜空飘“垃圾气球”又射弹 图抗议韩美日本周联合军演


韩国联合参谋本部说,朝鲜星期三(6月26日)清晨5时30分从平壤一带向朝鲜半岛东部海域发射弹道导弹,飞行超过250公里。朝鲜很有可能是为了改良固体燃料高超音速导弹的性能而强行试射,但最终以失败告终。

韩军相关人士指出,朝鲜今年宣布成功试射固体燃料高超音速导弹,这次可能是为了进一步测试导弹。

分析认为,朝鲜此次挑衅可能是针对韩美日举行联合军演前,抵达韩国的美国罗斯福号航母。该航母不仅是朝鲜警惕的美军战略资产,而且还将参与军演,因此朝鲜非常敏感。

联合早报2024年6月26日
图片:
韩国军方说,朝鲜星期三(6月26日)清晨从平壤一带向朝鲜半岛东部海域发射弹道导弹以失败告终。图为靠近朝鲜北方界限海上边界的延坪岛可以看到一条据信是朝鲜弹道导弹产生的蒸气尾迹。


North Korean airborne "garbage balloon" and projectile
picture protest Korea-Japan Joint Military Exercice


South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said that North Korea launched a ballistic missile from around Pyongyang towards the eastern waters of the Korean Peninsula at 5. 30 a. m. on Wednesday (June 26), flying more than 250 kilometers. It is likely that North Korea conducted a forced test-launch in order to improve solid-fuel hypersonic missile performance, but ultimately failed.

South Korean military personnel pointed out,North Korea this year announced a successful test launch of a solid-fuel hypersonic missile,this time may be for further testing missile.

Analysis believes,North Korea this provocation may be against South Korea,U. S. and Japan held joint military exercises,Arrival of South Korea's USThe aircraft carrier is not only North Korea vigilant U. S. military strategic assets, but also will participate in military exercises, so North Korea is very sensitive


Picture: The South Korean military said North Korea failed to launch a ballistic missile from Pyongyang into the eastern waters of the Korean peninsula early on Wednesday, June 26. Near the North Korean border on the maritime border of Yontsun Island can be seen one article believed to be a North Korean ballistic missile-producing vapor trail.

[联合早报—新加坡 on June 26, 2024]

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天兵科技成立于2019年,是一家中国民营商业航天公司。公司主要致力于研发新一代液体火箭发动机及中大型液体运载火箭。去年4月,天兵科技天龙二号遥一运载火箭自中国酒泉卫星发射中心成功发射。其核心团队多数来自于中国航天科技(8.330, 0.07, 0.85%)、中国航天科工等国家航天集团。

天兵科技的创始人、董事长康永来,已经从事运载火箭技术研发与项目管理将近20年,是一位典型的科学家创业者。

康永来曾任中国运载火箭技术研究院运载火箭总体研究室主任、型号副总师、总工。作为研究院历史上最年轻的研究室主任和总体副总师,康永来曾主持过东风-17高超音速导弹以及长征十一号运载火箭的总体论证设计工作。


Founded in 2019, Tianbing Science & Technology is a Chinese private commercial aerospace company. The company is mainly dedicated to the development of new generation liquid rocket engines and medium and large liquid carrier rockets. In April last year, Tianbing Science Tenlong No. 2 remote carrier rocket was successfully launched from China Sake Spring Satellite Launch Center. Many of its core teams come from China Aerospace Technology (.....) and China Aerospace Engineering.

Tianbing Scientific and Technological Founder and Chairman of the Board Kang YongLai, has been engaged in rocket launch technology research and development and project management for nearly 20 years, is a typical scientific entrepreneur.

Kang YongLai was Director of the Rocket Launch General Laboratory, Deputy Chief Model Officer, and Chief Engineer of the China Rocket Launch Technology Research Institute. As the youngest head of the research laboratory in the history of the institute, Kang YongLai presided over the overall demonstration design of the Tongfeng-17 hypersonic missile and the Long March 11 launch vehicle.


[SINA on June 30, 2024]

Saturday, June 29, 2024

Hezbollah Seeing Israeli Influence on Cyprus


Why did Hezbollah threaten to attack Cyprus ?

On 19 June, Hezbollah's leader warned Cyprus that it would become a target if it assisted Israel in attacking Lebanon. Causing Cyprus’ government spokesman to stress that ‘Cyprus has never, and will never, facilitate or support any aggressive actions against any country.’

So where have these accusations come from?

Cyprus was under British colonial rule until it won its independence in 1960 but the UK still has two military bases in Akrotiri and Dhekelia which have seen a lot of activity over the past eight months.

It is not clear if the Cypriot government is told what the bases are used for or what they’re transporting and the UK is not required to give them that information.


[Middle East Eye on June 29. Middle East Eye is a UK-based news website that covers the Middle East and North Africa. It is reportedly funded by the government of Qatar.]

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Israeli PM Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades (center)

عن قبرص الغارقة تحت الهيمنة الإسرائيلية
المصارف الإسرائيلية باتت تهيمن على القطاع المصرفي في قبرص، ناهيك بسيطرة شركات الأمن الإسرائيلية وشركات الذكاء الاصطناعي الإسرائيلية على كل مرافق الأمن السيبراني وكاميرات المراقبة


About Cyprus under Israeli domination
Israeli banks now dominate the banking sector in Cyprus, not to mention the control of all cybersecurity facilities and surveillance cameras by Israeli security companies and artificial intelligence companies.


In a speech during the memorial service for the martyr Taleb Sami Abdullah, Hizbullah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah issued a stern warning to Cyprus, warning it against opening its territory, airspace and airports to Israeli forces from where they launched hostilities against Lebanon in the event of an expansion of the confrontation between the Israeli occupation forces and the Lebanese resistance.

The extent of Israeli penetration

Sayyid Nasrallah revealed that the resistance has information that the Israeli enemy is conducting maneuvers in Cyprus in Cypriot areas and airports, and that it intends to use these airports in its aggression against Lebanon, in the event that its airports and facilities in occupied Palestine are targeted.

Accordingly, Nasrallah sent a strongly worded message to the Cypriot government, saying: "The Cypriot government must know that when Cypriot airports and bases are opened for the war on Lebanon, we will treat Cyprus as if it were a party to the war. Whoever should be afraid in light of the current situation is the enemy, but we will continue to support Gaza and at the same time we are ready for all possibilities. "

This prompted Cypriot President Nicos Christodoulides to declar, stressing that "the Republic of Cyprus is in no way involved in war conflicts, it is not part of the problem, it is part of the solution. "

"This rhetoric is not pleasant, does not in any way correspond to reality, and presents Cyprus as involved in war activities. This is completely contrary to reality," stressing that "the Republic of Cyprus is not involved in any way in the war on Gaza," stressing that his country is "part of the solution and not the problem," and stressing that Cyprus has played a role "recognized by the Arab world and the entire international community" in opening a sea corridor that allows the delivery of humanitarian aid from Cyprus to Gaza, from the port of Larnaca.

This presents the reality of the port of Larnaca and covers the fact that this port is under Israeli administration, knowing that there are complex relations between the Zionist entity and Cyprus, especially at the level of security, military and investment coordination.

Port of Larnaca. . . Cypriot or Israeli?

One of the most prominent examples of Israeli domination of the island is the domination of the port of Larnaca, from which aid will be transported by sea to the Gaza Strip, by an Israeli capital company.

Managed by Kition Ocean Holding, which was created by Prosperity Group Ltd. and Reem International, Mirfa has the exclusive long-term right to design, build and finance development, manage, operate and maintain the port and marina in Larnaca, and market real estate in the region. BCS revealed details of the ownership structure of the controlled entity and signed the concession agreement with Kition Holding, which operates a special purpose vehicle for the conclusion of the concession agreement with the Republic of Cyprus.

Prosperity Group is a company registered in Cyprus and belongs to Alexandru Kuroporit Services, a company licensed by the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission, which was established for the purpose of performing "administrative services".

Reem International is a company duly registered in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Cyprus, and the purposes for which it is incorporated are to operate as a holding company. As such, it has 50 percent partial ownership of its parent company, Eldman.

Eldman was founded to manage, operate and promote businesses and companies, and to participate in investments, including land development, as well as investments and development of large-scale mixed-use properties.

The objective of this merger is to manage the port of Larnaca. The port is versatile and serves all types of cargo, with the provision of related port services including maintaining safe maritime access to the port, navigation, navigational aids, provision of cargo handling services and transit trade management, facilitation of the provision of essential port ship services by third parties, and other sea-related services.

The company owns Prospirite Group, a real estate investment and development company, with offices in the UK and Cyprus. The company was founded in 2006 by Panos Alexandru, who in 2006 began buying 3 and 4-bedroom townhouses in Guildford for rental to students studying at the University of Surrey. Since then, the group has become a mixed-use organisation, aiming to invest in real estate in the UK, Cyprus and Croatia, and then move to investing across Europe, with a focus on the UK, Cyprus, Croatia and the Netherlands.

Who is Yakir Gabbay?!

So far, things seem unsuspected, until the name of Israeli businessman Yakir Gabbay, a Cypriot citizen who invests billions of dollars on the island, appears as the founder, vice chairman and major shareholder of RoundTown, a global real estate giant with a $30 billion real estate portfolio.

Roundtown acquired a stake in Kition Ocean, giving it control of the management of the port of Larnaca. Yakir Gabbay's name also comes to light when talking about a huge investment of €856 million in the Aya Villa project, which includes the construction of a private school, a medical institution and a research and innovation center.

Yakir Gabbay is listed on Forbes magazine's list of real estate entrepreneurs, with an estimated net worth of $3. 4 billion, and he owns 40 percent of the shares of Grand City Properties, a subsidiary of Roundtown, which owns about 65,000 apartments in Germany and London.

Roundtown is a real estate company duly registered under the laws of Luxembourg and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and was founded by Yakir Gabbay in 2004 and currently serves as Vice Chairman. The company has investments in Central European cities, with most of them in Germany, the Netherlands and London.

In the summer of 2021, Yakir Gabbay began acquiring large areas of real estate land near Limassol in Cyprus, amounting to 949,916 square meters, for an estimated amount of 28 million euros. These lands are located in the Ayia Villa area, 250 meters east of the Limassol-Platrice road, specifically on the eastern side of the highway under construction, which will connect Limassol to Moniatis.

Yakir Gabbay plans to develop a residential complex on the plot, through Rufino Real Estate Ltd. The proposed project will include a private school, a rehabilitation centre for a European-branded medical institution, which will support subsidized living units, a research and innovation centre, a business park, a multi-activity sports centre, a green area for the business park, and an individual and structured residential project with a structure.

The proposed project is expected to be built gradually, with construction to be completed by 2030.

Born in 1966 in occupied Jerusalem, Yakir Gabbay is the son of Meir Gabbay, the former director general of the Israeli Ministry of Justice, who also served as Israel's civil service commissioner. His father was elected President of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal while his mother was a senior official in the Israeli Attorney General's Office and Director of the Amnesty Department at the Israeli Ministry of Justice.

Yakir Gabbay holds a degree in economics and accounting, as well as an MBA from the Hebrew University. He began his life in the Israeli public sector and later became involved in investment banking.

Among other things, he served as CEO of the investment banking division of Bank Leumi, one of Israel's largest banks, and as chairman of the Israeli company Gamol Investment, which manages a pension fund and real estate and securities investments, with a total value of $30 billion.

The aforementioned is only the tip of the iceberg of the extent to which the Israelis have penetrated the island of Cyprus in various fields. Information indicates that Israeli companies have made extensive purchases of real estate in southern and northern Cyprus.

At the same time, Israeli banks have come to dominate the island's banking sector, not to mention that Israeli security companies and artificial intelligence companies control all cybersecurity facilities and surveillance cameras on the island.

[Al-Mayadeen on June 23. Al Mayadeen is an Iran-aligned Lebanese pan-Arabist satellite TV channel based in Beirut.]

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Will Israel launch a full-scale attack on Lebanon’s Hezbollah? - Analysis

Thursday, June 27, 2024

Tensions between Israel and Lebanon Reaching a Climax


غالانت: إسرائيل قادرة على إعادة لبنان إلى العصر الحجري
وزير الدفاع الإسرائيلي يوآف غالانت حذر خلال زيارته لواشنطن من أن الجيش الإسرائيلي قادر على إعادة لبنان “إلى العصر الحجري” لكننا “لا نريد أن نفعل ذلك


Gallant: Israel is capable of returning Lebanon to the "Stone Age"

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant warned during a visit to Washington that the IDF [Israeli Defense Force] could return Lebanon "to the Stone Age" but "we don't want to do that."


[Cedar News, Lebanon on June 27]



土耳其总统与黎巴嫩总理通电话 讨论地区

土耳其总统府新闻局当地时间6月26日发表声明称,土总统埃尔多安当天与黎巴嫩看守政府总理米卡提通电话。双方在通话中讨论了以色列对黎巴嫩及对加沙地带的袭击,以及由此带来的地区局势日益紧张等问题。埃尔多安在通话中表示,必须尽快停止以色列对加沙地带的侵略。埃尔多安呼吁国际社会尽快采取措施,停止以色列对地区和全球和平带来的威胁。(央视新闻)

The Turkish president had a telephone conversation
with Lebanese Prime Minister to discuss the region

The Information Bureau of the Turkish Presidential Office issued a statement on June 26 local time, saying that Turkish President Erdogan had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Mikati of the Lebanese caretaker government on the same day. During the call, the two sides discussed Israeli attacks on Lebanon and the Gaza Strip, as well as the resulting growing tensions in the region. In the call, Erdogan said that the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip must be stopped as soon as possible. Erdogan called on the international community to take measures as soon as possible to stop the threat posed by Israel to regional and global peace. (CCTV News)


[CCTV, China Central TV quoted by SINA on June 27]

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Free Again

Assange is set to be released to Australia, his country of citizenship, after a Tuesday court proceeding is over, according to federal records. Assange agreed to plead guilty to one count of conspiring to unlawfully obtain and disseminate classified information relating to the national defense of the United States, according to a letter accompanying charging documents filed in US District Court in the Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory in the Pacific.
[USA Today on June 25, 2024]

Today, I would like to remember how the Wikileaks story began in 2010. Even though external media links and videos are no longer available, some basic information could still be saved !

For the leaked reports on alleged war crimes of US troops in the War on Iraq, take a look at
=> the published list of subjects <= covered by Assange's underground platform Wikileaks.

Furthermore, I would like to mention my Chinese language blogspot posted in October 2010:
=> 伊拉克—杀害平民和拷打俘虏 Iraq – Killing civilians and torturing prisoners <=

Screenshot of my Experimental Blog in Chinese

阿拉伯电视台 Al-Jazeera 与美国电视台 ABC-TV 与西半球的日报 Times, Guardian 密谋的是把 Wikileaks 秘密文件给同时的出版了。文件的内容是美军的杀害681个平民也是伊拉克的公安人员拷打他们的俘虏和美军人的认可拷打。

Al-Jazeera conspired with America's 'ABC-TV' together with 'The Times' and 'Guardian', daily newspapers in the Western Hemisphere, to publish the secret Wikileaks documents at the same time. The contents of the documents are including the killings of 681 civilians by US military, the torture of their captives by Iraqi public security officers, and the approved torture by US military personnel.


[Editor: Direct links from my Chinese site are no longer working because the connected external websites, dating back to 2010, were removed long ago.]

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Chinese-French Astronomical Satellite Launched:
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Dark Energy, Cosmic Evolution



(西昌综合讯)中国和法国联合研制的空间科学卫星成功发射,该卫星将探测经过数十亿光年才到达地球的伽马射线暴,有助人们更好地了解宇宙。这也是中法两国具有里程碑意义的合作。 [阅读全文]

[Xichang Comprehensive News] The successful launch of a space science satellite jointly developed by China and France will detect gamma-ray bursts that take billions of light-years to reach Earth, helping people better understand the universe. This is also a landmark cooperation between the two countries.

Comprehensively China CCTV News, AFP and the South China Morning Post reported that the Long March II C carrier rocket of the China-French Astronomical Satellite (SVOM) was launched Saturday afternoon at China's Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

The SVOM weighs 930 kg and is equipped with four advanced instruments, two made in France and two from China.

SVOM is the world’s most powerful satellite to date for multiband integrated observations of gamma-ray bursts. It will detect and quickly locate various types of gamma-ray bursts through advanced instrumentation, and comprehensively measure their electromagnetic radiation properties.

Gamma-ray bursts, produced during extremely energetic events in the distant Universe, provide unique information about major cosmic phenomena, but are difficult to capture and easily absorbed by Earth’s atmosphere.


According to Francois Gonzalez, project manager at the French National Centre for Space Research, the SVOM can make observations at different wavelengths and obtain “the most complete dataset” showing how explosions occur and evolve over time.

Ore Gottlieb, an astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics at the Iron Institute in New York, believes SVOM has the potential to unravel several mysteries in the field of gamma-ray bursts, including detecting the most distant gamma-ray bursts in the universe.

Frederic Daigne, an astrophysicist at the Paris Institute of Astrophysics, pointed out that gamma-ray bursts could give people a better understanding of the death of certain stars. Analyzing this data could help us better understand the composition of space, gas clouds, or the dynamics of other galaxies.

This level of space cooperation between China and Western powers is rare, especially after the United States banned all cooperation between its space agency and China in 2011. However, space cooperation has been the focus of Sino-French scientific cooperation. In 2018, the two countries jointly launched a marine satellite primarily for marine weather. This year, Chang’e-6 also landed on the far side of the moon with a French radon detector.


[联合早报, Singapore on June 22]



Annoucement by CCTV 13 of the projected launch of a jointly developed Chinese-French satellite for the research of spontaneous gamma ray outbursts in the universe related to the death of stars. The launch has been successfully achieved today, 22 June 2024, as reported in the article above. [CCTV 13, Beijing on January 28]



The French-Chinese space mission SVOM is dedicated to locating and studying the most distant explosions of stars, gamma-ray bursts. These cataclysms, which are signalled by a brief flash of gamma rays, the most energetic form of light, accompany the disintegration of the largest stars. Visible to the far reaches of the Universe, these explosions offer the only way to observe the fate of the very first stars in the Universe and to probe the far reaches of the cosmos. Seeing a star explode is a rare event. And yet the first traces of observation are ancient and begin in China, more than a millennium ago. Discover the history of these first observations. An exciting dive into the beginnings of the Universe.
[CEA - The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission, or CEA, is a French public government-funded research organisation in the areas of energy, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies.]

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Thursday, June 20, 2024

خبر عاجل Breaking News:
- Israel's Army Contradicts Netanyahu's Goal of War -

Last Update on June 21

في تصريح لافت، اعتبر المتحدث باسم الجيش الإسرائيلي دانيل هغاري أنه "سيكون من غير الممكن القضاء على حركة حماس"، وذلك بعد أكثر من 8 أشهر من الحرب على قطاع غزة

وفي مقابلة مع القناة 13 الإسرائيلية، الأربعاء، انتقد هغاري الساسة الإسرائيليين لأنهم "لم يطرحوا بديلاً للحركة" في غزة

وقال المتحدث إن "الحديث عن القضاء على حماس ذر للرماد في عيون الشارع الإسرائيلي"، مضيفًا: "ما دام المستوى السياسي لا يطرح بديلاً لحماس فإن حماس باقية"، موضحًا أن حماس فكرة، ومن يظن أنه من الممكن أن تختفي فهو مخطئ



Video from Al-Jazeera on June 20 in Arabic and Hebrew


In a remarkable statement, Israeli army spokesman Daniel Hagari considered that "it will not be possible to eliminate Hamas," after more than 8 months of war on the Gaza Strip.

In an interview with Israel's Channel 13 on Wednesday, Hagari criticized Israeli politicians for "not offering an alternative to the movement" in Gaza.

The spokesman said that "talk about the elimination of Hamas is a smokescreen in the eyes of the Israeli street," adding: "As long as the political level does not offer an alternative to Hamas, Hamas remains," explaining that "Hamas is an idea, and whoever thinks it could disappear is wrong. "


[TV Channel 13, Israel on June 20, quoted by German national TV
Editor: Daniel Hagari is an Israeli Defense Forces Rear Admiral
who currently serves as the head of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.]


Putin in North Korea and Vietnam

当地时间6月20日凌晨,俄罗斯总统普京抵达越南首都河内,开始对越南进行国事访问。越共中央对外部部长黎怀忠、越南政府副总理陈红河等到机场迎接。

克里姆林宫新闻局此前曾表示,普京此次访问是应越南共产党中央委员会总书记阮富仲的邀请。访问期间,普京将与越共中央总书记阮富仲、国家主席苏林等举行会见。双方将就俄越两国在经贸、科技和人文等领域进一步发展全面战略伙伴关系的现状和前景,以及国际和地区热点问题进行讨论并交换意见。会谈后将就成果发布联合声明并签署一系列双边合作文件。 在此前一天,普京曾到访朝鲜。值得注意的是,自俄乌冲突升级后,普京很少访问除独联体地区以外的国家。有分析认为,普京此访体现俄方对朝鲜、越南的高度重视,将助推双边关系向更高水平发展。

俄罗斯国际事务专家格里戈里·特罗菲姆丘克认为,普京访问越南恰逢两国签署《越俄友好关系基本原则条约》30周年之际,具有象征意义,“越南从未加入反俄势力和集团,也不支持任何旨在孤立俄罗斯的封锁或制裁。对于俄罗斯来说,这是特别宝贵的地缘政治资本”。

越南媒体《人民》19日发表评论文章表示,普京此访受到了越南领导人和外交专家的特别关注,许多意见认为,此访将为两国关系发展注入新动力,进一步巩固两国人民之间的友谊。该文以三大亮点阐述普京到访对两国关系的重大意义。

路透社20日报道称,在普京抵达越南前,他在当地媒体上撰文,赞扬越南在俄乌冲突上采取务实的解决方式。越南采取“竹子外交”(Bamboo diplomacy)政策,并没有谴责俄罗斯出兵乌克兰,因此被西方国家视为与俄罗斯关系太接近。 此次是普京自2017年以来再次访问越南,也是上任以来的第五次。预计他会与越南领导层举行会谈,以及到胡志明纪念堂献花等。


In the early morning of June 20, Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, and began his state visit to Vietnam. Vietnam Communist Party’s Foreign Minister [Le Huizhou] and Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister [Chen Hongkawa] arrived at the airport.

The Kremlin Palace Press Bureau has previously stated that Putin’s visit was due to the invitation of the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen [Tujan]. During the visit, President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen [Tujan]. The two sides discussed and exchanged views on further development of the two countries in the fields of economy, trade, science and technology, and humanities, the current status and prospects of the overall strategic partnership, and international and regional hot spots. After the meeting, a joint statement was issued and a series of bilateral cooperation documents were signed.

The day before, Putin had visited North-Korea. It is worth noting that since the escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, Putin rarely visited countries outside the CIS region. Analysts believe that Putin’s visit reflects the high importance Russia attaches to North Korea and Vietnam, and will promote the development of bilateral relations towards a higher level.

Russian international affairs expert Grigori Trofim Chukou believes,Putin's visit to Vietnam coincides with the signing of the Treaty on the Basic Principles of Friendship Relations between Vietnam and Russia on the occasion of the 30th anniversary,is symbolic,“Vietnam has never joined the anti-Russian forces and groups,nor does not support any aimed at isolatingFor Russia, this is a particularly valuable geopolitical capital. "

The Vietnamese media 《People》published on June 19 that Putin will receive special attention during this visit from Vietnamese leaders and diplomatic experts. Many sides believe that this visit will inject new impetus for the development of bilateral relations and further consolidate the friendship between the two peoples. Three highlights of the article explain the significance of Putin's visit to bilateral relations.

Reuters reported on the 20th that before Putin arrived in Vietnam, he wrote in the local media, praising Vietnam for taking a pragmatic solution to the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Vietnam adopted “Bamboo diplomacy” policy, and did not condemn Russia sending troops to Ukraine, so Western countries considered [Vietnamese] relations to Russia being too close.

This is Putin’s fifth visit to Vietnam since 2017. Meetings with the Vietnamese leadership are expected to be held, as well as flowers to the Ho Chi Minh Memorial Hall.


[腾讯网, Shenzhen / Guangdong on June 20. Please note: The writing of Vietnamese names
has been adopted from the Chinese text without countercheck with their Vietnamese writing.]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin made a state visit to North Korea from June 18 to 19, and a state visit to Vietnam from June 19 to 20. This is the second visit to Korea since Putin was the Russian head of state, and the last visit was in 2000, and this is the first state visit by Putin to Vietnam since 2017. Prior to the event, Putin signed a treaty order on the conclusion of a comprehensive strategic partnership between Russia and North Korea.

Putin’s visit to Asia attracted high international attention. The United States, NATO and Japan and South Korea closely monitor Putin's visit itinerary,concerned Russia-Korean military cooperationAnd for General Putin's visit to Vietnam, the U. S. Embassy in Vietnam accused unnamed, "No country should provide a platform for Putin to propagate its 'war of aggression'. "

Analysts believe that at the time of NATO strengthening sanctions against Russia and confrontation, Putin's next trip to Asia obviously continues to deepen Russia's "looking east" strategy. On the 18th, Putin published a signed article in Korea's Labor News, saying that the United States imposed on the world the so-called "rules-based order", essentially speaking of global neocolonialism based on "double standards". Those who disagree with U. S. practices while pursuing an independent policy face increasingly severe external pressure. Putin said that through joint efforts between Russia and Korea, “the bilateral cooperation will be raised to a higher level. ”

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18日,普京在朝鲜《劳动新闻》上发表题为《俄罗斯和朝鲜:跨年代继承的友好合作传统》的文章。文章称,俄朝两国本着平等、相互尊重和信任原则保持友好睦邻关系已70多年。克里姆林宫网站当天全文发表了这篇文章。普京表示,“平壤过去是,现在仍然是我们坚定的志同道合者和支持者,准备坚决抵制西方阻止建立多极世界秩序的图谋。”他说,“我们将发展不受西方控制的可替代贸易和结算机制,共同抵制非法的单边限制。”


On the 18th, Putin published an article titled “Russia and Korea: A Tradition of Friendship and Cooperation Across Ages” in the newspaper Labor News in North-Korea. Russia and Korea have maintained the principles of equality, mutual respect and trust, friendship and good-neighbourly relations for more than 70 years. This article was published on the Kremlin Palace website on the day. Putin said, “Pyongyang was in the past, and now we are still firmly like-minded and supporters, ready to resolutely resist the West and prevent the establishment of a multi-polar world order." He said, “We will develop non-Western controlled alternative trade settlement mechanism, jointly boycott illegal unilateral restrictions.”


[網易, Beijing on June 19]

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Amazing Hezbollah Video:
Showing Military and Industrial Sites in the Haifa Area

نشر حزب الله مشاهد استطلاع جوي لمناطق في شمال إسرائيل وميناء حيفا عادت بها طائراته دون أن يرصدها الاحتلال الإسرائيلي

Hezbollah published aerial reconnaissance footage of areas in northern Israel and the port of Haifa in which its planes returned without being detected by the Israeli occupation.


[Al-Jazeera Arabic on June 18]



The above video is generally interpreted as a statement by Hezbollah that they are ready for a full-fledged war against Israel.

The video's appearance coincides with the visit of US envoy Amos Hochstein in Beirut where he met with Lebanese parliament speaker Nabih Berri, a key Hezbollah ally.

"Speaker Berri and I had a good discussion," Hochstein said, and: "The conflict ... between Israel and Hezbollah has gone on for long enough". Adding "It's in everyone's interest to resolve it quickly and diplomatically - that is both achievable, and it is urgent."

[Al-Jazeera / RFI Radio France on June 18]