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2017年12月27日

スパイウェア活用策 ソフト開発では彼我の差が大きくなったと感じる

福島第一原発の構内ライブカメラの画像を時間圧縮で記録しておられる方がおられます。日本のブロガーやツイーターもこの画像を引用して異変を懸念する記事を書いていることがあります。

管理人が、長者原定点カメラの存在を知ったのは、米国でそのような記録を採っておられる方が、ある日の早朝、大きな雲が福島第一原発から盛り上がる画像を示したことがあったことが契機になっています。

この時、とても恥ずかしい思いをしました。なんで米国人に教えてもらわなければならないのか、と。当時は今ほど米国の本質を理解していませんでしたのでそれほどケンベイではなかったのですが。

最近、線量率のリアルタイム表示方策の検討をしていて気づいたのは、ライブカメラの画像を動画で残すのも、キャプチャー画面で残すのもそれほど難しくないらしいということです。

動画を保存するフリーソフトも、一定の時間間隔で画面をキャプチャーするフリーソフトもあります。ただし、外国製が主。

2017年12月16日 お主 スパイウェアを使っているなで取り上げた画面キャプチャーソフト「AutoScreenCap」は、「今日のどーじょー主」のサイトで紹介されていましたので、日本語で検索をかけて見つけることができました。

日本語で紹介されていないソフトのほうが多いはずで、英語で探せばもっといろいろなフリーソフトがあるでしょう。

自宅のパソコンを24時間稼働させておくことには、管理人は抵抗がありました。電力の無駄使いという意識もありましたし、連続稼働でパソコンの寿命が極端に短くなるのではないかとの懸念があったためです。

この点は、スティックパソコンを使ってみて、克服できる見込みです。スティックパソコンは放熱ファンがあるものを除けば回転部分がなく、ソリッドステートだからです。電力消費もわずかです。

まだ最も安価なものでWin10の32ビット1万円、Win10の64ビット、RAM4メガバイトなら2万円です。

基本的にインターネットに接続して使いますから、サーバースペースがあれば、100ギガバイトでも200ギガバイトでも画像をため込むことができます。差し込んで使うマイクロSDもどんどん容量が大きくなっていますので、こちらに貯めておくこともできます。

ライブカメラの動画の保存や画面キャプチャーへの技術的な敷居は低くなっています。

私たちもやる気があればやれるという状況ですが、さて、何を記録するかです。F1のライブ画像を記録して排気塔が倒れる瞬間をとらえられたら歴史的画像になります。(もしそんなことがあればですが)

長者原定点カメラはF1から離れすぎていて情報量が少ないです。

国内のMP過疎地帯にお住まいの方に設置してもらえないかと安いパソコンとフリーソフトによるセットを組み、それなりに成功しました。ですがやはり時々止まります。ごちゃごちゃに置いてありますので周りのノイズを拾うこともあるようです。

それと、RADEXのソフトもMAZUR用のソフトも長期間の変化を見ることは予定していないようです。せいぜい24時間ではないでしょうか。GM-10は5日、6日連続で表示できるようですが、これはもともとデータの蓄積も目的とした器械とソフトの組み合わせのように見えます。

そうでない器械は、2日に一回くらいリセットが必要なのです。電源スイッチを長押しして電源オフ、そして電源再投入で中断前と同じようにグラフを作り始めることを期待しましたが、グラフソフト画面をアクティブにするなどマウス操作が必要です。

もう一つ困ったのは、動きが確実と評価していたFlingの同期ソフトに期限切れ、購入勧奨の表示が出ました。こういう表示が現れるとソフトが変調をきたします。

チャートを作るソフト、画面キャプチャーのソフトとFTPソフトを三つも同時に動かしておくのは無駄なので二つに絞れないかとまたフリーソフトを探しました。

AutoScreenCapは、キャプチャーに関してはしっかり動いてくれますが、FTPの部分がなぜか働きません。いろいろ探してShareXというソフトを見つけましたが、なかなか難しい。もともとは画像掲示板に画像を投稿しやすくするために作られたソフトのようです。

ソフトを探していて感じましたが、日本のフリーソフトはWINDOWS10に対応していないものも多く、選択幅は狭まっています。海外ではニッチの分野についてもソフトを作って売る人が少なくありません。日本とは異なってきているようです。

日本ではネットウヨと呼ばれるおそらくは若い人の活躍が目立ちますが、人の書いたことに議論にもならない反論を書き込んでいたりしてもスキルアップにはならないでしょう。もったいないことです。

日本では特に警察などでのITリテラシー、ネットリテラシーが低いように感じます。

2017年09月11日
インターネットで成り済ましの被害例

ここにある事例は、ネット事情にある程度知識のある人が聞いたら、すぐに詐欺だと気づく程度の単純な話ですが、警察官も検事もまったく夢にも成りすまし犯罪だとは気づかなかったということのようです。

パソコンの性能は良くなっていますが、それ以上に多様なソフトが海外では出ているようです。

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 23:08| Comment(5) | デジタル・インターネット

Reports of US-China intelligence hotline over Korean crisis ‘fake news

朝日2017年12月25日08時42分
米、中国と北朝鮮制裁情報共有へ 履行の透明性確保狙う
ワシントン=峯村健司
米中両首脳が11月上旬に会談した際、核・ミサイル開発を続ける北朝鮮への制裁の履行状況や、北朝鮮経済に与える影響などの情報共有を進めることで一致していたことがわかった。実効性のかぎを握る中国の制裁履行について、透明性を高めるのが狙い。複数の米政府関係者によると、北朝鮮問題を管轄する米中両軍の担当部門間で定期的に会合を開き、直通電話(ホットライン)も設ける
 これにより、北朝鮮に「最大限の圧力」をかける米側は、中国がより影響力を行使することを期待する。一方、米国が北朝鮮への軍事的圧力を強める中、中国側は朝鮮半島有事に備えた情報共有をする必要に迫られた側面もある。
 米政府関係者によると、北京を訪れたトランプ大統領と習近平(シーチンピン)国家主席は11月9日午前、側近だけが同席した少人数の会談で約1時間半、北朝鮮問題を集中的に議論した。習氏は、@北朝鮮の核保有を認めないA核放棄するまで圧力をかけ続けるB対北朝鮮制裁などの措置について透明性を高める――ことを確認。国連安全保障理事会の制裁を強化し、完全に履行する考えを示したという。
・・・引用終わり・・・

RT2017/12/26
Reports of US-China intelligence hotline over Korean crisis ‘fake news’ – state media
China’s Global Times newspaper, which has government ties, has denied reports in the Japanese press which claim that Beijing and Washington have agreed to share intelligence related to North Korea.

The original report was published Monday by the influential Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun. The report said several US government sources told it that US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping had agreed to intensify intelligence sharing during Trump’s November visit to Beijing.

The two sides reportedly agreed to compare notes on North Korea’s nuclear and missile programs and the effect that the international economic sanctions are taking on it. The sharing would “extend to such issues as how to secure North Korea's nuclear weapons and dealing with refugees from North Korea should a military encounter occur,” according to the newspaper.

The agreement also reportedly includes periodic meetings between high-ranking military and intelligence officials of the two nations and a hotline established between the HQ of the US Forces Korea in Seoul and the Chinese military's Northern Theater Command, which is based in Shenyang, Liaoning province, the Asahi Shimbun said.

The short denial published by the Global Times, an international branch of the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese Communist Party, said there was no hotline between the US and Chinese militaries described by the Japanese publication.(以下略)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:48| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

米国は武装勢力に訓練させ、シリアの拠点から攻撃を仕掛ける - ロシア・ゲラシモフ

RT2017/12/27
US lets militants train, mount attacks from its Syrian bases – chief of Russian General Staff
The US is hosting training camps for militant groups in Syria, including former ISIS fighters who fled from Raqqa, said the head of Russia’s General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, citing data obtained by aerial surveillance.

The US forces have effectively turned their military base near the town of al-Tanf in southeastern Syria into a terrorists’ training camp, Gerasimov said in an interview to Russia’s Komsomolskaya Pravda daily on Wednesday.

“According to satellite and other surveillance data, terrorist squads are stationed there. They are effectively training there,” Gerasimov said, when asked about what’s going on at the base.

The general also said the US has been using a refugee camp in northeast Syria, outside the town of Al-Shaddadah in Al-Hasakah province, as a training camp for the remnants of the Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) terrorist group, including those evacuated from Raqqa, and other militants.

“This is essentially ISIS,” Gerasimov said. “They change their colors, take different names – the 'New Syrian Army' and others. They are tasked with destabilizing the situation.”

Some 400 militants left Al-Shaddadah for Al-Tanf, launching an offensive on the Syrian forces from the eastern bank of Euphrates, after the main ISIS forces were routed there, Gerasimov said.

The Al-Tanf base is located within the 55km “de-confliction” buffer zone.

At the moment, there are about 750 militants in Al-Shaddadah and 350 in Al-Tanf on the Syrian-Jordanian border, according to Gerasimov, who said the Russian military has been watching the training at the Al-Tanf base for some time.

“The most important is that we have been seeing the militants advancing from there for several months. When the control [of the Syrian forces] loosened, as many as 350 militants left the area,” Gerasimov said, noting that the nearby town of Al-Qaryatayn was under threat of being captured by the militants had the Russian forces not repelled the offensive.

“We took timely measures…they have suffered a defeat, these forces were destroyed. There were captives from these camps. It is clear that training is underway at those camps,” he added.

It’s not the first time that Russia has pointed out to Washington that militants holed up inside the buffer zone have been staging attacks on Syrian forces. In October, Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov called the base a 100km wide “black hole” created with US help on the Syrian border.

“Instead of the New Syrian Army, mobile ISIS groups, like a jack in the box, carry out sabotage and terrorist attacks against Syrian troops and civilians from there," he said, noting that while the pretext for the base’s creation was “the need to conduct operations against ISIS” no information has been available to this respect during the first six months of its existence.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:28| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

亡命北朝鮮兵士から炭疽菌抗体を検出と韓国メディア

RT2017/12/27
Report that North Korean defector has anthrax antibodies feeds into biological weapons scare
South Korean media have claimed that a North Korean defector was found to have developed antibodies to anthrax before his flight across the border. The report may likely play into the hands of those looking for a pretext for war.

The news was broken by South Korea’s Channel A on Tuesday, citing an anonymous intelligence official.

"Anthrax antibodies have been found in the North Korean soldier who defected this year," the unnamed official said, without revealing the way in which the soldier might have been exposed to the deadly substance, which could be either direct contact or vaccination.

Little is known about the soldier apart from that he was one of four North Korean military servicemen to defect to South Korea this year. The revelation comes against the backdrop of a series of reports suggesting that North Korea has been developing a program to fit biological weapons on intercontinental missiles. An earlier anonymous report by Japan’s Asahi newspaper, that came out last week, claimed that Pyongyang has embarked on “conducting heat and pressure resistance tests to see whether anthrax germs can survive at temperatures of 7,000 degrees, the level an ICBM [inter-continental ballistic missile] encounters when it reenters the Earth atmosphere.”

The concerns of the pariah state getting hold of biological weapons were echoed in the recently released US National Security Strategy, claiming that Pyongyang has been striving to obtain “chemical and biological weapons which could also be delivered by missile.”

North Korea, meanwhile, rejected all the allegations and reiterated its commitment to the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC). It accused Washington of trying to forge a pretext for a military incursion, like it did in 2003 to justify its military aggression in Iraq.

The comparison has merit, as even the alleged biological weapon is exactly the same. At the fateful UN Security Council meeting on February 5, 2003, the then-US Secretary of State Colin Powell brandished a model vial of anthrax to illustrate the alleged danger coming from Iraq under Saddam Hussein, which according to Powell could have produced some 25,000 liters of anthrax. The word “anthrax” first made headlines in October 2001, when five Americans died and over a dozen fell sick due to exposure to powdered anthrax sent through the mail. In the most prominent case, a letter with anthrax was delivered to the office of Democratic Senate majority leader Tom Daschle, shutting down the whole Senate.

The letters that also contained death threats were linked by the media and the George W. Bush administration to Iraq at the time.

"The Iraqi regime has plotted to develop anthrax and nerve gas weapons for over a decade," Bush said in his State of the Union address in January 2002, noting that the US would act first in the face of a possibility of such an attack.

Later, it was revealed that the man behind the toxic letters was US citizen Bruce Ivins, who was working in a military biodefense lab and had no relation to Iraq. The rest of Powell's claims about Iraq's supposed weapons of mass destruction found no proof either, with Powell later admitting that he was misled by intelligence community and the speech became a “blot” on his record.

While the US officials, spearheaded by UN envoy Nikki Haley, are upping the rhetoric and threatening to “utterly destroy” North Korea if war breaks out, or in case of Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, calling on Pentagon to move US servicemen's families from South Korea as though the war is imminent, Russia and China have been advocating restraint, warning of disastrous consequences to the whole region, first and foremost to Washington’s ally South Korea, of a potential military confrontation. The so-called double-freeze plan, championed by Moscow and Beijing, envisions the simultaneous halt of war games regularly held by the US and allies and the suspension of the nuclear and missile program run by Pyongyang. The plan, however, was outright rejected by Washington in August.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:13| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

西日本、日本海側で原発過酷事故が起きれば 関東はロナルド・レーガンと同じ状況に置かれる

米国空母ロナルド・レーガンでトモダチ作戦に従事し、深刻な被曝症状に苦しむ乗組員の損害賠償訴訟が進んでいます。

米国の航空母艦ロナルド・レーガンが太平洋上で観測した空間線量率。ガンマ線だけか他の放射線も含まれているのかは分かりません。


次の個人の作成によるシミュレーションは、関東へのプルーム襲来のタイミングをよくとらえています。2011/3/15のほかに3/20、3/21、3/30。ガンマ線による空間線量率が大きくは上がらなかったがSPM濃度が上昇した時期、地域も含めプルームの拡散方向と一致しています。後半おまけの部分が福島第一原発事故の際の風向風速の条件下で若狭湾から放射性物質が放出された場合をシミュレートしています。


2013年02月03日
福島第一原発事故と同じ飛距離で他の原発から放射性物質が飛び散るとどうなるか

次は2011/3/15、東京駅の八重洲口でフレッシュなプルームに襲われた男性の身体症状です。この方は金属臭を感じてデパートに逃げ込みました。様々な身体症状が出ています。ロナルド・レーガンの乗組員がこのようなフレッシュなプルームに何時間もさらされ続けたとしたら激しい身体症状が出てくることは想像にかたくありません。

2014年07月25日
「お前放射能がみえるんか」 2011/3/15昼 東京都心はスモッグがかかっているように見えた

日本海側で原発過酷事故が起きても、距離もあるし間に山もあるからフレッシュなプルームの襲来はないのではないかとお考えかもしれません。

鹿児島から市川まで約7時間でプルームが届いている例があります。
鹿児島からは太平洋南岸に沿って風の新幹線が走っています。



2017年09月18日
2017/9中旬の九州南部での放射性物質漏洩はかなり大規模なものだった

次は東京都が新宿区で測定した空間線量率の推移です。日平均値。福島第一原発事故時に空間線量率が大きく上昇していますが、それ以外でも移設の時を除いて空間線量率が傾向的に上昇している時期があります。例えば2007年の後半。過去の空間線量率測定データは、環境放射線データベース放射線量測定データダウンロードから取り出せます。前者は収録期間が長くデータは日単位、後者は収録期間が比較最近で10分値です。


この2007年後半の空間線量率の上昇の原因施設がどこかは分かりません。複数の要因があり得ます。

ですが、東京に近い浜岡や東海村で大きな事故があったとは聞きませんから、他の核施設で放射性物質放出があったことになります。西日本あるいは日本海側で放射性物質の放出が続いたために次第に空間線量率が上がった可能性があります。

2017年10月10日
空母ロナルド・レーガン乗組員の被曝被害は大きい

2016年12月22日
2.63μSv/hのフレッシュなプルームを2時間浴びるとどうなるか

次は、千葉県北部の大気汚染観測ステーションのデータによる2011/3のSPM濃度の推移です。


上にある個人作成のシミュレーションからSPM濃度が上昇した時間のがぞうをキャプチャーしています。2011/3/15 午前10時の画像ではプルームが拡散せずに南関東に達していることが分かります。


2011/3/20は昼頃に銚子近辺からプルームが上陸し、西に進んで栃木方面に移動しました。広く広がっており、画像ではプルームの動きがよく分かりません。


2011/3/21は東葛地方の濃厚汚染が生じました。高さ100mまでの粒子の表示では東葛地方に濃厚なプルームが到達していたことははっきりとは分かりません。この日降雨がなければ東葛地方に集中的に降下することはなく拡散したでしょう。


2011/3/21は夜遅くになってもプルームが流れ込んでいることが分かります。


2011/3/25は空間線量率の上げ方は大きくはありませんでしたが、SPM濃度は上がっています。福島第一原発から放出された粒子が高度100m程度までは海上で拡散しています。空のいろいろな高度で異なる動きをしています。


2011/3/30は空間線量率が少し大きく上がりました。


冒頭のロナルド・レーガンの位置図と次のシミュレーション画像を比べるとロナルド・レーガンが逃げても逃げきれなかったことが分かります。


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:24| Comment(1) | 福島原発事故

シリア政府軍とクルドの間の緊張高まる

シリア軍とクルドSDFの衝突は避けられないようです。シリア政府としてはクルドSDFの地域支配を許せば、そこで米軍が地歩を固めます。そしてそれはISISテロリストの復活につながる危険が大きいです。

FARSNEWS2017/12/26
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured another oilfield in Eastern Deir Ezzur, dissident-affiliated websites reported on Tuesday, adding that the SDF is now one step closer to direct clashes with the Syrian Army.

The news websites reported that the SDF imposed full control over Murad oilfield on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River in Deir Ezzur province and the two small towns of al-Hasyan and Abu Hardoub in the region.

In the meantime, field sources said that the SDF invasion of more oilfields in Eastern Deir Ezzur has increased the possibility of direct confrontation with the army soldiers who mission is mainly capturing control over the energy-rich regions.

Media sources disclosed on Sunday the Syrian Army troops were preparing for attacking the Kurdish-majority Syrian Democratic Forces in Deir Ezzur to capture the oil and gas fields under their control after President Bashar al-Assad blasted the Kurds' betrayal to the country and their close cooperation with the American invaders.

FARSNEWS2017/12/26
Syrian Army Going Impatient with SDF
TEHRAN (FNA)- The recent remarks by the Damascus officials about the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are a type of warning to the Kurds, specially after Deputy Foreign Minister Feisal Mikdad asked them to withdraw from the areas controlled by them not to experience ISIL's fate, a Syrian analyst said on Tuesday.

Kamel Saqar noted that there are signs of differences between the two sides, specially over the SDF's control over vast areas in the Northern and Eastern parts of Syria, saying, "The recent comments are considered as the start of a new military phase in Eastern Syria and the army might go impatient with the Kurds in coming days."

He referred to the regional agreement among the Syrian, Iraq, Iranian and Turkish officials to prevent formation of a separatist government by the SDF, and said that the agreement was made after the Kurds adopted two measures.

"First, they exceeded their limits in the field and entered the Syrian government's strategic energy fields in the Northern and Eastern parts of the country," he said, and added, "Second, they have done coordination and changed their role with the ISIL to gain control over several regions and oil fields in the Eastern parts of the Euphrates river."

Safar underlined that at present, the Syrian army has ended battle against the terrorist groups in 90 percent of the geographical regions in Syria and it would rationally take military action to win back areas controlled by the Kurds, based on field and political priorities.

His remarks came after US President Donald Trump approved providing weapons worth $393 million to its partners in Syria despite Ankara's concerns over the continued delivery of heavy weapons and armored vehicles to PKK's Syrian offshoot the People's Protection Units (YPG).

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said mid-December that all US-backed Kurdish armed militants are “traitors” to the Syrian nation, ramping up the rhetoric particularly against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), which are mainly active in Northeastern areas of the Arab country through receiving vital substantial air and armament support from Washington.

“When we talk about those referred to as 'the Kurds', they are in fact not just Kurds. All those who work for a foreign country, mainly those under American command... are traitors” regardless of their names, Assad added.

The Syrian army troops are preparing for attacking the Kurdish-majority SDF in Deir Ezzur to recapture the oil and gas fields under their control after President al-Assad blasted the Kurds' betrayal to the country and their close cooperation with the American invaders, media sources disclosed on Sunday.

The Arabic-language al-Hadath news quoted the Russian papers as saying that the Syrian intelligence service rests assured that Kurds and the US officers played a key role in evacuating ISIL's Chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and seven of his close aids from his hideout in Iraq to a US-run base in Ra'as al-Ein and then to Rmeilan in Hasaka province in Northeastern Syria.

Al-Hadath further said that the Kurdish militants are likely to retreat from Eastern Syria in the new year, adding that the Syrian Army's elite units are now prepared to take control of oil and gas fields on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River that the Kurds occupied with the US back up.

In went on to say that the Syrian Army plan to use an assault strategy similar to the Iraqi troops' Kirkuk liberation operation.

According to the report, the Syrian Army Command plans to give the last ultimatum to the Kurds to deliver control of oil and gas fields to the government troops before waging the attack.


FARSNEWS2017/12/20
Tension Intensifies between Gov't Troops, Kurds in Northeastern Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Wednesday that a fresh round of tensions has erupted between the Syrian Army troops and the Kurdish fighters in Hasaka city after the two sides started arresting forces of each other.

The SOHR reported that the army and the Kurds have put their forces on alert in Hasaka city, adding that tension erupted after the Kurds arrested three army soldiers in the Northern entrance of Hasaka city and the army arrested two Kurds in the Central part of the city.

Local sources said that over 100 army men have arrived at an army base out of the city to reinvigorate government forces' positions in Hasaka.

A Kurdish media outlet reported in November that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) approached the Syrian Army troops' positions near the border with Iraq, intensifying the possibility of direct confrontation with the pro-government forces in Deir Ezzur province.

The Kurdish-language Hawar news reported that the SDF advanced 40 km Eastward from the al-Tanak oilfield and reached Deir Ezzur's border with Iraq.

The Hawar news added that the SDF deployed at a distance only 9 km away from the army-controlled town of Albu Kamal, intensifying the possibility of direct confrontation between the SDF and the army men that are advancing in Albu Kamal's countryside after they captured the town a couple of days ago.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:38| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

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FARSNEWS2017/12/26
Trump's Adviser: Members of US President's Cabinet Plotting to Remove Him
TEHRAN (FNA)- American strategist and US President's advisor Roger Stone claimed that he had evidence that some people within Donald Trump’s cabinet had discussed toppling their boss.

Roger Stone, a long-time associate of Trump, said during an interview with C-SPAN that the rebels were plotting to oust Trump by invoking the 25th Amendment of the US constitution, Al-Waght reported.

“I have sources,” Stone told over the weekend, adding that “And yes, I believe there are some who have had this discussion. This is both outside the cabinet and in."

“There is a plan afoot that is broader than just the cabinet. The 25th Amendment requires a majority of the cabinet and the vice president [to remove the president],” he said, noting that he would “probably report that fully at some point.”

The 25th Amendment defines outlines for the transition of power in case the president is unable or unfit to serve.


Since ratification, the amendment has been invoked six times, with the most far-reaching use being in 1973, when then President Richard Nixon nominated Representative Gerald Ford to replace then Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.

Continuing his wild statements, Stone stressed that removing Trump was a fallback plan for “the establishment.”

“And I have always thought this is plan B for the two party duopoly that has run this country into the ground,” he argued.

“This is not a conspiracy theory… There are members of the cabinet who have had this discussion. Let me just leave it at that,” the conservative lobbyist continued.

Trump and his team are currently under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who has been appointed to see into reports that the president has “colluded” with Russia before and after winning last year’s election.

While millions of people have signed various online petitions calling for Trump’s removal, the prospect of an impeaching seems far-flung given that Republicans maintain majority in both chambers of Congress.
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アラビア半島でイエメンに次いでオマーンがターゲットに

FARSNEWS2017/12/26
Arab Media: UAE Seeking Regime Change in Oman
TEHRAN (FNA)- Arab media sources disclosed that the UAE and Saudi Arabia have been working on plots to change the regime in Masqat through riots after Oman's impartial position during the recent crises in Qatar and Yemen and due to its good ties with Iran.

The Arabic-language Sasa Post disclosed attempts by UAE Prime Minister Mohammed bin Rashed and other UAE rulers to overthrow the current government in Oman, saying that these attempts were not limited to the 2011 coup against Sultan Qaboos in which a gang spies consisting of civilians and military men was set up to empower a pro-UAE government.

Last October, an Emirati whistleblower revealed the UAE's plots against Oman, stressing that Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed and Mohammed Dahlan, one of the defected leaders of Palestine's Fatah movement, support the Omani dissidents in Musandam and Zafar.

He added that the two UAE officials have paid $16mln to the tribal leaders in Musandam to buy their support as Mohammed bin Zayed considers Musandam as a region occupied by Oman and has renamed it as Ro'us al-Jibal.

Amid an unprecedented diplomatic crisis in the Persian Gulf, where a Saudi-led blockade of Qatar has reached the six-month mark, the state of Oman has singularly avoided the fray.

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, along with Egypt, issued a synchronized series of announcements in June to cut ties with Qatar, followed by a land, sea and air blockade.

Arab media reports said earlier this month that Oman, a country of 4.4 million people, has publicly stayed silent on the crisis and fallen back on its traditional role of political neutrality. But behind the scenes, Masqat has aided Doha in getting around the blockade, while benefitting financially from strengthened business ties between the two countries.
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