Iran claims it shot American drone, US military doesn't comment
Iran has shot down an American RQ-4 reconnaissance drone flying over Hormuzgan province , Tehran claims.The US military declined to comment, according to AP.

RQ-4s typically fly at high altitude to conduct reconnaissance missions.

The US has not yet responded to the allegations, though the Pentagon accused Iran on Sunday of a failed attempt to shoot down a US Reaper drone that was observing one of the oil tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman last week.

US CENTCOM spokesman Capt. Bill Urban told the AP, “There was no drone over Iranian territory.”

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps air force shot down an “American espionage drone” that was invading Iranian territory, the IRGC’s public relations arm said in a statement released on Thursday. The drone, identified as an RQ-4 Global Hawk by state-run IRNA news agency, was flying above Kuh Mubarak in Hormozgan province.


Tensions between the US and Iran are running high, with rumors the US is plotting a “tactical assault” in response to last week’s attacks on Japanese and Norwegian oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. While the US immediately blamed those attacks on Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s explanation of the attacks diverged significantly from the experiences of the Japanese sailors on board one of the injured ships, and even US allies have demanded further proof before they sign on to the blame-Iran narrative.



FARASNEWS Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:36
IRGC Commander: Shooting Down of American Drone Sends 'Clear Message' to US

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami confirmed downing of a US spy drone on the Southern coasts of Iran on Thursday, stressing that the move should alert Washington officials to stay away.

"This morning, the IRGC Air Force bravely downed an enemy spy drone which had crossed our borders and was violating our national security," General Salami said, addressing a congress in the Western province of Kurdistan on Thursday.

He added that the incident sent "a clear message" to the US and other enemies that Iran will show a firm and crushing response to any aggression.

"Borders are our red lines and any enemy which violates them will not go back home and will be annihilated. The only way for enemies is to respect Iran's territorial integrity and national interests," General Salami said.

"We declare that we do not want war with any country but we are fully ready for war and the today incident was a clear instance of this precise message," he underscored.

A US-made Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by the IRGC on the Southern coasts of Iran in Hormozgan province today.

The IRGC announced in a statement early Thursday that the US-made Global Hawk surveillance drone was brought down by its Air Force near the Kouh-e Mobarak region in the Central district of Jask after the aircraft violated Iran's airspace.

The RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) can fly at high altitudes for more than 30 hours, gathering near-real-time, high-resolution imagery of large areas of land in all types of weather.

Meantime, a US official said a US Navy MQ-4C Triton high-altitude drone was shot down by Iranian surface-to-air missile.

Iran has downed many other US drones as well, and they have always started reproducing them after conducting reverse engineering on them.

Iran announced on December 4, 2011 that its defense forces had downed a US RQ-170 aircraft through a sophisticated cyber attack. The drone was the first such loss by the US. US officials have described the loss of the aircraft in Iran as a setback and a fatal blow to the stealth drone program.

The aircraft is among the highly sensitive surveillance platform in the CIA's fleet that was shaped and designed to evade enemy defenses.

Since December, 2011, Iran has hunted down several more US drones of various types.

In January 2013, a deputy commander of the Iranian Navy announced that the country's Army had hunted two more advanced RQ type UAVs.

"The air-defense units of the Army have hunted two enemy drones," Deputy Commander of the Iranian Navy for Coordination Rear Admiral Amir Rastegari told FNA.

"These drones were from 11th series of the RQ class, and one of them was hunted in Shahrivar 1390 (August 21-September 19, 2011) and the other one in Aban (October 22-November 20, 2012)," Rastegari said, adding that the Army research center is now studying the two UAVs.

"Much of the data of these drones has been decoded by the Army's Jihad and Research Center," he said, but did not provide any further detail.

The remarks by the Iranian commander came after Iran announced on December 4, 2012, that the IRGC Navy had hunted a US UAV over the Persian Gulf after the drone violated the country's airspace.

The IRGC navy commander announced at the time that the hunted UAV was a ScanEagle drone, adding that "such drones are usually launched from large warships".

ScanEagle is a small, low-cost, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing.

Iran later reproduced its own model of ScanEagle through reverse engineering techniques.

Iran releases VIDEO of US drone shoot-down



※ Javad Zarif認証済みアカウント @JZarif氏の2019/6/21のツイート
At 00:14 US drone took off from UAE in stealth mode & violated Iranian airspace. It was targeted at 04:05 at the coordinates (25°59'43"N 57°02'25"E) near Kouh-e Mobarak.
We've retrieved sections of the US military drone in OUR territorial waters where it was shot down.






Iran refrained from targeting US plane with 35 on board flying with downed drone - Iranian commander
The commander of Iran’s Aerospace Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps claims that the downing of a US drone was a warning to an American military aircraft flying alongside.

Brigadier General Hajizadeh told state TV that the main reason for shooting down the drone, which marked a serious escalation in tensions with the US, was to force the American P-8 military aircraft to divert course, according to Iranian media.

Hajizadeh also claims that there were some 35 personnel on board, though he did not cite a source for this figure. In addition, he alleges that the US military was warned twice of an impending strike against the aircraft if they did not change course.

"Twice we... sent warnings," Hajizadeh said as cited by the AFP.

Hajizadeh added that even the US military's autonomous drone had the capabilities to relay messages to their operators thousands of miles away.

"This aircraft possesses a system which allows it to relay the signals and information it receives to its own central system," he said, adding that the order was given only after the aircraft finally entered Iranian airspace at 4:05am local time.

On Friday afternoon, the Iranian military showcased the wreckage of the US drone.
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China warns ‘black hand’ of Western meddlers to stay out of Hong Kong


China warns ‘black hand’ of Western meddlers to stay out of Hong Kong
China’s foreign minister has said the “black hand” of Western involvement is stirring up trouble in Hong Kong and warned against outsiders interfering and sabotaging stability in what he described as “China’s domestic affair.”

Wang Yi was commenting on the recent Hong Kong demonstrations against an extradition bill that could see residents tried in China; the proposed law has now been suspended indefinitely.

The minister told reporters Wednesday that Beijing supported the decision, but added that some “Western forces” are taking advantage of the issue to stir up trouble in a bid to wreck both stability in Hong Kong “and the implementation of one country, two systems.”

“We want to say this loudly: Pull back the black hand you have shown,” he warned, adding: “Hong Kong isn't a place for you to run amok.”

‘Black hands’ is a term used in China to refer to foreign conspirators. Hong Kong is a special administrative region of China with separate governing and economic systems.
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米国ドローン撃墜の次に来るもの 1

Saudi Foreign Minister: We Don't Want War With Iran
Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies have expressed grave concerns over the recent string of sabotage attacks on oil tankers off the UAE coast and the Gulf of Oman, and accused Iran of involvement in the attacks. Tehran has vehemently denied the claims, and accused the US and its allies of escalating the crisis in the region.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia does not seek a military confrontation with Iran, but is committed to working with its allies to stop Iran's "aggressive" behaviour, Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir has said.

"I think the situation is very grave because of the aggressive behaviour of Iran," al-Jubeir said, speaking to reporters in London on Thursday.

"When you interfere with international shipping, it has an impact on the supply of energy, it has an impact on the price of oil which has an impact on the world economy. It essentially affects almost every person on the globe," the foreign minister said, reiterating Riyadh's previous charges about Iranian involvement in the tanker attacks.

Al-Jubeir challenged claims made by the Iranian side and by others that some other power was trying to drag the US into a war with Iran, suggesting this was a 'ridiculous' assertion to make.

The diplomat also reiterated that Riyadh and its allies were still contemplating "various options" regarding how to respond to Iran in protecting regional waterways. He warned that any attempt to close the Strait of Hormuz would generate a "very, very strong reaction." Iranian officials have previously warned that the strategic strait, through which an estimated one third of the world's seaborne oil supplies are transported, might be closed in the event of aggression against Tehran.

US Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer 'Worried' US May 'Bumble Into War' With Iran
Following an Iranian shootdown of a US spy drone, federal lawmakers and leaders of the US military and intelligence communities met with US President Donald Trump for a closed-doors briefing on the incident at the White House.

The meeting in the White House Situation Room Thursday afternoon was attended by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate intelligence committees and the chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate Armed Services Committees.

Others present included CIA Director Gina Haspel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan and his nominated replacement, Army Secretary Mark Esper.

Schumer told reporters following the meeting that "these conflicts have a way of escalating ... The president may not intend to go to war here, but we're worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war."

Earlier Thursday, Trump had said Iran "made a very big mistake" by shooting down a US RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone and promised the public would "soon find out” whether or not the US will respond to the incident with force. The US claims the drone was over international waters at the time of the engagement, but Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) says it was over the country's Hormuzgan Province.

US should stop sending troops to Gulf ‘before it’s too late’ – Moscow
Deploying troops to the Persian Gulf risks igniting a powder keg in the troubled region where tension is mounting, the Russian Foreign Ministry has warned, advising Washington to stop “before it’s too late.”

Russia is hoping that the US buildup in the Middle East “won’t become a spark that creates a blaze,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday. Otherwise, the situation will spiral out of control, he warned.

Destabilization is such a dangerous thing, especially in this region. Anyone who undertakes such actions too easily should stop and use common sense… before it is too late.

The warning comes as the US beefs up its assets in the Gulf. Just last month, the Pentagon deployed a battery of Patriot missiles, nuclear-capable bombers, and an aircraft carrier strike group to the area. Washington cited a growing threat from Tehran to justify the buildup, whereas Iran blamed the US for eroding its own security.

Deploying troops to the Persian Gulf risks igniting a powder keg in the troubled region where tension is mounting, the Russian Foreign Ministry has warned, advising Washington to stop “before it’s too late.”

Russia is hoping that the US buildup in the Middle East “won’t become a spark that creates a blaze,” Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters on Thursday. Otherwise, the situation will spiral out of control, he warned.

Destabilization is such a dangerous thing, especially in this region. Anyone who undertakes such actions too easily should stop and use common sense… before it is too late.

The warning comes as the US beefs up its assets in the Gulf. Just last month, the Pentagon deployed a battery of Patriot missiles, nuclear-capable bombers, and an aircraft carrier strike group to the area. Washington cited a growing threat from Tehran to justify the buildup, whereas Iran blamed the US for eroding its own security.

トランプ氏、イランによる無人機撃墜は「誤射」 意図的でない
Reuters Staff
[ドバイ/ワシントン 20日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領は20日、イランが米軍の無人偵察機を撃墜したことについて「誤射」によるものとの見方を示した上で、有人飛行機が撃墜されていたら状況は大きく違っていたと発言した。
2019年6月21日 / 03:53 / 1時間前更新
トランプ氏、イランによる無人機撃墜は「誤射」 意図的でない
Reuters Staff
[ドバイ/ワシントン 20日 ロイター] - トランプ米大統領は20日、イランが米軍の無人偵察機を撃墜したことについて「誤射」によるものとの見方を示した上で、有人飛行機が撃墜されていたら状況は大きく違っていたと発言した。

Trump Approves Strikes Against Iran on Thursday but Abruptly Backtracks on His Decision - Report
Tensions between the US and Iran have escalated after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps downed a US Global Hawk surveillance drone that Tehran claimed was in violation of Iran airspace, particularly, in the coastal Hormozgan province. US President Donald Trump initially said Iran made "a very big mistake", later walking back his comments.

US Wants to Avoid ‘Unwinnable’ War With Iran - Former Pentagon Adviser
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - The US military is incrementally building up forces in the Middle East to ensure the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz but is unlikely willing to start an unwinnable war with Iran, according to former Defence Department adviser Karen Kwiatkowski.

"It [US troop deployment] is part of an incremental buildup to be seen as preserving the transportation lines and oil flow in the region", Kwiatkowski said. "The Pentagon has long understood that no sustained ground or air war against Iran is winnable or desirable".

Earlier in the day, Tehran and Washington took a step closer towards full blown confrontation after a US drone was shot down by the Iranians who claimed it violated the country’s airspace. The incident comes on the heels of the Pentagon deploying more than 1,000 troops to the region over recent attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman.

Although US President Donald Trump initially said Iran made "a very big mistake" he later told reporters he doubted the drone shoot down was intentional. On Wednesday, US envoy Brian Hook told Congress the latest Mideast troop deployment was a defensive move and no offensive operations are being considered.

Kwiatkowski, a retired US Air Force lieutenant colonel who worked in the Pentagon's Near East and South Asia directorate (NESA), said the most recent troop increase is likely part of a longer term US strategy.

"The Pentagon defaults, in a strange way, conservatively - meaning to get as many troops in a safe forward location as soon as possible with a minimum of publicity and public comment and risk of embarrassment", she said.

Kwiatkowski also observed differences in signals being sent to Tehran by Trump and some of his advisers. She also pointed to signs of infighting including between militants like US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and White House National Security Adviser John Bolton.

"There is a palpable desperation in US foreign policy and increasing friction between the warmongering chicken-hawks Pompeo and Bolton, with his recycled team of Iraq war engineers placed in key policy making positions in DC", Kwiatkowski suggested.

The former Pentagon adviser also speculated that the US moves may not be about Iran per se but rather about the Trump administration staying relevant with "erstwhile" allies in the region in terms of arms sales, prestige, and oil and gas production.

Kwiatkowski also doubted that Trump even grasped the significance of US tensions with Iran.

"Trump has no fundamental or honest idea why Iran is ‘important’ to the US and at some point he will tweet about this and revert to his successful Jeffersonian/Jacksonian/Teddy Roosevelt themed messaging in order to simultaneously dump the neocons in his cabinet and get re-elected in 2020", Kwiatkowski concluded.

Kwiatkowski also worked for the National Security Agency (NSA) and is a founding member of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, a group of former US intelligence and military officials opposed to Washington’s aggressive foreign policies.

Views and opinions expressed in this article are those of Karen Kwiatkowski and do not necessarily reflect those of Sputnik.
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スマホの使用で頭に角が生える? 論争

Media Clash on Whether Cell Phone Use Causes Skull to Grow ‘Horn’
Have the US mainstream media just spread another panic-inducing technology-related hoax? The worst part is that the scientists have never said for certain the things the journalists attributed to them as a “scientific fact.”

Using smartphones a lot can make you grow a horn-like structure on your skull, The Washington Post said in a story Thursday, citing a study by Dr. David Shahar and Mark Sayers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

The somewhat bizarre story, saying that young people who use smartphones a lot grow bone appendages at the back of their heads, was also broadcast by NBC and Newsweek.

Actually, the study was briefly mentioned in a BBC report on 13 June.

It’s unsurprising the story got such big coverage, because X-ray photos provided by the media are terrifying.


※ 浅葱 @asagi126 氏の2014/10/29のツイート
携帯をポケットにいれてたらそこに骨の腫瘍ができたんだけど それを今日、バイトの同僚(20歳)に話してたら なんとその同僚もスマホいれてるポケットのあたりに骨のしこりができてるらしく、触ってみたら本当にビー玉くらい膨れてた。 やっぱりあるんだな〜。みんなも気を付けてな。電磁波

※ 2019/6/14に仙人猿さんから寄せられた情報

白血病を警戒する 携帯で骨の腫瘍も子供の発達障害も

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米国ドローン撃墜の次に来るもの 2

United Airlines Suspends Newark-Mumbai Flights After US Drone Downed by IRGC - Report

US planned to hit 3 different sites in response to Iran, was told 150 people would have died – Trump
Despite being “cocked and loaded” to launch an assault on Iran, President Donald Trump says that he eventually decided the strike would have been “not proportionate” to the downing of the unmanned US drone.

Accusing the Islamic Republic of shooting down the US surveillance drone over “international waters”, Trump tweeted Friday that he had pulled the plug on an attack 10 minutes before the strike was to take place.

"10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone. I am in no hurry, our Military is rebuilt, new, and ready to go, by far the best in the world," Trump said in a series of tweets. "Sanctions are biting & more added last night."

The called-off attack comes at a time of soaring tensions between Washington and Tehran, with blame for the recent attacks on commercial shipping in the Persian Gulf pinned by the US on the Islamic Republic, coupled with Thursday’s shoot-down of an American spy drone off the coast of Iran.

Washington has imposed several new layers of economic sanctions on Iran in recent months, including on the country's oil and nuclear sectors, part of its so-called "maximum pressure campaign" designed to coerce the country's leadership to renegotiate the nuclear pact signed between Iran and world powers in 2015.

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以下の三つの資料は文部科学省 「特別支援教育について」特別支援教育資料(平成29年度)による。



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