Hollywood has been more heavily censored since 2001

Hollywood has been more heavily censored since 2001, films bashing US army & CIA can’t go public – Oliver Stone to RT
The American film industry changed beyond recognition after the milestone year of 2001, director Oliver Stone told RT, with producers using financial restraints to censor movies challenging the US military or the CIA.

“Maybe in the 1980s, when I did ‘Platoon’, ‘Born on the Fourth of July’ and ‘Heaven & Earth’, I could do that, because it was a slightly more relaxed system,” said the award-winning filmmaker, mentioning his famed movies while making his case during former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa’s show on RT Spanish.

When the Iron Curtain fell and the Cold War ended, things didn’t change for the better, Stone believes. “My film career has suffered, because sometimes I’ve said things that American producers hate to hear,” he revealed, adding that those sponsoring film productions sometimes resort to “economic censorship.”

Hollywood has changed since 2001. It has become more censored. The military, the CIA, the depictions of these organizations has been very favorable.

“You can take the budgets down... let’s say you want to make a film criticizing the American military, taking an Iraq war story or a horror story that recently happened in Iraq... You do those kinds of stories, it’s not going to happen,” he explained.

Stone, who scored a number of Academy, BAFTA and Golden Globe awards, has been widely criticized for his anti-war dramas and, most recently, for a series of films questioning the widespread Western narrative on the Ukrainian turmoil, as well as exclusive interviews with Vladimir Putin.

“Now, censorship isn’t something that exclusively affects the American film industry,” Stone lamented, “I can read the American media but they all say the same things ... And you don’t hear from Iran and China, you don’t hear from [North] Korea, you don’t hear from Venezuela, you don’t get their point of view.”

The CIA realized – after World War II, basically – they [went into] the business, the news business, they put their people, their agents at newspapers, at magazines and television.

‘It’s all right-wings fighting with right-wings’

The famed film director sounded pessimistic when asked if there is hope for change – or, at least, if the system allows for that change. He said that both parties – be it Democrats or Republicans – act by the same playbook when dealing with issues of war and peace.

“There is no party in the United States, no democratic voice except third parties that are small, that would say ‘Why are we fighting wars?’” Stone exclaimed, adding, “it’s all right-wings fighting with right-wings.” Democrats are no better than Republicans, he says: “Hillary Clinton and her group, and Joe Biden, are just as pro-war as any Republican Dick Cheney.”

Stone thinks Donald Trump who has done “horrible things” by pulling out of the Paris climate accords and the hard-earned 2015 Iran nuclear deal. But, argued Stone, at least Trump was asking why the US needs to fight the Russians, which alarmed the mainstream so much that the media was attacking him from day one.

Stone lamented that politics is transiting from the art of the possible to the art of raising money.

“So much money is spent in politics, it’s impossible for my vote to make any difference... Candidates in America now have to raise billions of dollars to be considered serious,” Stone said.

Empires fall. Let’s pray that this empire, these evil things... because we are the evil empire. What Reagan said about Russia is true about us.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:22| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

千葉市中央区など 外房の人口動態指数が悪化上位








posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:05| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

米軍機の墜落が続く 米国がテロリストに渡した武器が使われている可能性




Some opposition activists have claimed that the Turkish military was heading to the Idlib Governorate with manpads, which, if true, would mean that they are preparing to down any Syrian warplane flying over their positions.







※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/1/30のツイート

※ Gregory Casey@Rasputinish氏の2020/1/30のツイート
#US Military Transport Plane Crashes over #Iraq
That's TWO @usairforce Planes brought down in 24 hours plus, possibly a Third, being a Helicopter over #Afghanistan.
Looks like Stealth Missile Technology that #US Defenses are incapable of dealing with.

iuvmpress 29 January 2020
US military transport plane crashes in Iraq: Report
An American military transport plane has crashed in Iraq, local media reports claim, days after another strategic aircraft of the US military crashed in Afghanistan.

The C-27J Spartan went down in Iraq’s western province of Anbar, the Alforat News website reported Wednesday.

American and Iraqi officials have yet to react to the reports about the alleged crash.

Russia’s TASS news agency, citing El Nashra news outlet, said that all four people onboard the plane were killed in the crash.

Saudi Arabia’s Al Arabiya network has also reported the crash, quoting Iraqi sources.

On Monday, a Bombardier/Northrop Grumman E-11A aircraft mysteriously crashed in a Taliban-controlled area in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.

Intelligence sources in Iran and Russia have suggested that Mike D’Andrea, aka Ayatollah Mike, the CIA official who oversaw the assassination of IRGC Quds Commander General Qassem Soleimani was killed in the incident.

The Taliban say they downed the plane but American officials say there is no sign the plane was shot down.

iuvmpress 28 January 2020
‘Gen. Soleimani’s CIA assassin killed in Ghazni crash’
The CIA official who oversaw the assassination of IRGC Quds Commander General Qassem Soleimani has been killed in the recent US military plane crash in Afghanistan, Russian intelligence sources say.

Mike D’Andrea, aka Ayatollah Mike, was reportedly boarding the Bombardier/Northrop Grumman E-11A aircraft that mysteriously crashed in a Taliban-controlled area in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province.

While the militant group claims it has shot down the plane, American officials insist there is no sign the plane was targeted.

D’ Andrea was the head of US intelligence operations against Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.

He has run the CIA’s false flag operations and assassinations in the Middle East since 2012. Besides Gen. Soleimani’s assassination, D’Andrea was also responsible for the killing of 300 Iraqi demonstrators as well during the recent outburst of unrest in the country.

The downed plane has been described by some as the mobile CIA command for D’ Andrea and the most advanced spy platform and mobile command center of the US intelligence.

The Taliban rushed to collect the aircraft’s remains, which was equipt with secret technologies and documents.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:01| Comment(0) | 国際・政治



FARSNEWS 11:48 GMT 29.01.2020(updated 12:07 GMT 29.01.2020)
Russian Defence Ministry Says Pompeo's Concern over Russian "Attack" in Syria Hypocritical
FARSNEWS 2020年1月29日GMT(グリニッジ標準時)11:48(1月29日12:07更新)

On Tuesday, Mike Pompeo accused Russia, the Assad government, Iran and Hezbollah of violating a ceasefire in northern Syria through 'ruthless actions' and 'barbaric attacks'.

The Russian Defence Ministry has decried US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's assessment of Russia's operation in Syria, saying that it was hypocritical of him to refer to it as a 'large-scale attack on Idlib's innocent civilians'.

"As of the morning of 29 January, as a result of defensive actions and fightback, Syrian government forces near the Idlib de-escalation zone borders destroyed or captured eight "innocent" tanks, more than 15 "innocent" infantry combat vehicles, 49 "innocent" wagons with large-calibre weapons, eight "innocent" jihadi vehicles, four "innocent" UAVs and dozens of artillery-type weapons of various calibres", the official representative of the Russian defence ministry Igor Konashenkov told journalists on Wednesday.




Ministry of Defense は多くの国の軍について使われますが、日本語訳では「国防省」と訳される場合が多いです。ただし、日本については防衛省。これも日本語の難しさですね。





At Least 200 Turkish Military Vehicles Cross Syrian Border - Reports
The situation in the region remains tense, despite a ceasefire, negotiated by Moscow and Ankara in January, as the anti-government militants in Idlib - the last big stronghold of jihadists in Syria - continue to attack the army and civilians despite the truce.

A large number of vehicles belonging to the Turkish military entered Syria from the Kafrlosin border crossing, Al-Arabiya reported on Sunday.

The news comes after earlier this week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Damascus of violating a ceasefire in the region and warned that Ankara may launch a military offensive unless the operation there is "quickly halted".

Syria launched a new military operation in the area on 19 December and managed to seize several cities in the province before striking a ceasefire that began on 12 January. The terrorists, however, continued their attacks, killing at least 40 Syrian servicemen and injuring 80 others last week, prompting Damascus to resume the offensive.

A large part of the Idlib de-escalation zone, which was one of four safe zones created under an accord reached at the May 2017 Astana-format talks, is still controlled by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham* terrorist organisation.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:42| Comment(1) | 国際・政治

爆弾が破裂するとこうなります シリア北部のトルコ軍の空爆と車両爆弾

イドリブのKhan al-Sabalで車両爆弾が爆発する様子。


カメラの設置地点からAleppo Gateというレストランまで83mです。爆発地点は65m先でしょうか。

もう1件どうぞ。以下の記事は、当初2018-02-03 23:48:05に掲載しました。


2018/2、トルコ軍がシリア北部でMount Darmikの斜面にあるアブドラ・オカラン氏の巨大肖像画を爆撃しました。












Turkey bombs giant portrait of Kurdish leader Ocalan near Afrin (VIDEO)
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:44| Comment(0) | 国際・政治


Russia Rebukes US Threat of Assassinating Iran’s New IRGC Qods Force Commander

TEHRAN (FNA)- Russia strongly criticized the US for threatening to assassinate the new commander of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), General Esmail Qa’ani, saying that such remarks are against the international laws and regulations.

Moscow’s reaction came after US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday that General Esmail Qa’ani could face the fate of his predecessor, General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated on January 3.

“I state once again that such statements are unacceptable for us as such remarks have been made beyond rights and law, and representatives of world states are not entitled to utter them,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday.

She urged the US officials to be more careful while making remarks at official occasions.

Lieutenant General Soleimani was assassinated in a US drone strike on Baghdad International Airport in Iraq on January 3.

The airstrike also martyred Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), or Hashd al-Shaabi. The two were martyred in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.

Five Iranian and five Iraqi militaries were martyred by missiles fired by the US drone at Baghdad International Airport.

In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi underlined that the new threats by the US to assassinate the new commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force displays the US’ state terrorism.

“After the Zionist regime, the US is the second regime that has officially announced it will utilize the state potential as well as the military forces to launch terrorist attacks,” Mousavi said.

“The US has resorted to the terrorist moves proving its weakness, despair, and frustration,” he added.

The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman reiterated that the remarks by Hook are an official publicizing and blatant unveiling of targeted and state terrorism by the United States.

Mousavi condemned “brazen remarks and terrorist acts” by US leaders, and called on the international community to also condemn such acts "because the continuation of this trend would sooner or later befall everyone”.

In relevant remarks on Wednesday, Mousavi announced that the country has filed a complaint with the UN against Washington for assassination of General Soleimani.

“The US terrorist assassination of Martyr Soleimani was unprecedented both in the region and the world which prompted reaction of jurists, lawyers, politicians, journalists and thinkers throughout the world,” Mousavi said.

“In our first reaction to the US assassination of Iran’s top commander Gen. Soleimani, we penned a letter to the UN and lodged a complaint against the US assassination of Lt. Gen. Soleimani as a terrorist act. Also, we filed a lawsuit against perpetrators of this terrorist act in cooperation and collaboration with the judiciary branch,” he said.

Mousavi pointed to the clear violation of Article 3314 of the UN Charter by the United States, and said, “According to the military agreement, if any military move is conducted against the provisions of the agreement in the host country, the guest country is considered as an aggressor, based on which, Iraqi government can lodge its complaint against the United States from this perspective.”
モウサビは、国連総会決議3314(訳注:UN Charter(国連憲章)ではなく、UN General Assembly Resolution(国連総会決議)3314(侵略の定義に関する決議)の間違いと思われます。参考:http://hrlibrary.umn.edu/japanese/JGAres3314.html)への、アメリカによる明白な侵害であると指摘し、このように述べた。「軍事合意に基づき、受入国との合意に反して軍事行動が行われた場合、それがいかなるものであっても、駐留国は侵略行為者とみなされる。当該決議に基づき、イラク政府は、アメリカを告訴することができると考えている。」

He termed the US assassination of Gen. Soleimani in Iraq, who played a very constructive role in the fight against terrorism, "a vicious and cowardly act", and said, “Gen. Soleimani was assassinated by the US terrorist forces in Iraq in a cowardly manner as he had been invited by the Iraqi prime minister. So, the US terrorist act in assassinating Gen. Soleimani has both international criminal and penal aspects.”

On January 8, the IRGC Aerospace Force started heavy ballistic missile attacks on US Ein Al-Assad airbase in Southwestern Iraq near the border with Syria and a US operated airbase in Erbil in retaliation for the US assassination of General Soleimani.

Ein Al-Assad is an airbase with a 4km runway at 188m altitude from sea levels, which is the main and the largest US airbase in Iraq. Early reports said the radar systems and missile defense shields in Ein Al-Assad failed to operate and intercept the Iranian missiles. Unofficial reports said the US army's central radar systems at Ein Al-Assad had been jammed by electronic warfare.
アイン・アルアサドは、標高188m、4qの滑走路を持つ、イラク国内の主要かつ最大の米軍の航空基地である。初期の報告によると、アイン・アルアサドを守っていたレーダーシステムとミサイル防衛シールドは作動せず、イランのミサイルを防衛することができなかった。非公式の報告では、アルアサドの米軍の中央レーダーシステムは、電子戦争(electronic warfare)による電波妨害を受けていたとされている。

The second IRGC reprisal attack targeted a US military base near Erbil airport in Iraqi Kurdistan Region in the second leg of "Martyr Soleimani" reprisal operation.

Iraq said the attacks had not taken any toll from its army men stationed at these two bases. The US army had blocked entrance into Ein Al-Assad to everyone, including the Iraqi army.

It was the first direct attack on the US army ever since world war two.

The IRGC officials said none of the missiles had been intercepted.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:11| Comment(7) | 国際・政治


圓柏と書く。それほど大きくないが、樹齢130年とある。学名:Sabina chinensis 2011/12/13、蘇州市で。


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 19:55| Comment(0) | 木々と知り合う


アフガンで米軍機撃墜 生存者救援のヘリも撃墜される これはすごい


※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/1/27のツイート

※ Kyle Glen@KyleJGlen氏の2020/1/27のツイート
US aircraft that crashed in Afghanistan appears to be a USAF E-11A. Markings on wreckage appear to match up with older imagery.

@ 2020/1/27、アフガニスタンに配備されている米軍通信・偵察用ボンバルディア機が墜落。CIAの空飛ぶ指令機として使われていた。
A この飛行機はヘラートからカブールに向かう途中。
B 飛行機には、ハイランクのCIA職員を含め総員83名が搭乗しており、全員死亡。(83名は機体の大きさからして過大の可能性、生存者が二人いて現場から立ち去ろうとしたとの説も)
C イラン、イラク、アフガニスタンを担当するCIAのセクションチーフが搭乗しており死亡(ソレイマニの暗殺、イラクのデモ隊と警官など400名射殺の指令者)
D タリバンが関与声明、東部でヘリコプターも撃墜したとしている。搭乗者に関する情報はロシア情報機関。(米軍が救援のために派遣した大型ヘリコプターが撃墜されたとの説も)

A 米軍機であることは明らかなのに、米軍はすぐに事実を認めなかった。現地のジャーナリストの報道でしぶしぶ事実を確認したが詳しい情報は出していない。ショックの大きさを物語る。

B CIAはイランに近いヘラートで何をやっていたのか。 タリバンの発表では、「米中央情報局(CIA)所属の航空機を撃墜し、死者の中に多数の米兵のほか、CIA高官が含まれていた」としている。

C 犠牲者が80人規模に上るのであれば、近年に見ない米軍の大量の人的損害。加えて、ヘリコプターの搭乗者30人強も死亡している模様。

D タリバンの攻撃による犠牲者だとすると、トランプがタリバンとの和平交渉を取りやめたこととの関連で米政権が非難されることを恐れているか。

Taliban claims they downed plane carrying high-ranking US officers in Afghanistan
Taliban militants have claimed they shot down a US military aircraft over Ghazni in central Afghanistan, killing everyone on board. US military says it’s investigating the crash, and has not yet confirmed the loss of the plane.

A Taliban spokesman has affirmed the group’s responsibility for the crash, saying that the aircraft’s crew and everyone on board, including what he claimed were high-ranking officers, were killed on the spot.

The so-far unverified claim includes a suggestion that the officers belonged to the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

Earlier in the day, footage of charred remains of a crashed aircraft emerged online. It appears to be the Bombardier/Northrop Grumman E-11A − a surveillance and communications plane, employed by the US Air Force. The wreckage features distinctive markings used by the US military.

USAF says ‘it appears we lost a plane’ as Afghani journos uncover DOCUMENTS from crash site
Journalists have made it to the scene of a plane crash in Afghanistan, snapping pictures of the wreckage and even some documents. It comes as the US Air Force's chief of staff all but confirmed the loss of the military plane.

"It appears we have lost an aircraft. We don't know the status of the crew," Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's chief of staff, told reporters at a Monday meeting in Washington. This is the closest to a confirmation from the US military so far, and the Pentagon earlier declined to comment.

The aircraft, believed to be a USAF Bombardier/Northrop Grumman E-11A, a surveillance and communications plane, went down in central Afghanistan on Monday. There has been some confusion as to whether Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the crash, however, their initial statement in Pushtu only stated that the plane had gone down.

Footage from the scene shows that the aircraft burned upon the impact, with only its tail section remaining largely intact.

Some documents, however, managed to survive the blaze and were pictured by local media lying scattered at the crash site.

Other graphic pictures from the scene show at least one badly charred corpse, which was recovered from the wreckage.

The destroyed aircraft bears markings matching those of a US military plane, utilized by the US Air Force’s 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron, which is stationed at Kandahar airbase. The E-11As are used as communication planes that provide reliable comms coverage for troops below – which is an especially tricky job in mountainous terrain.

‘No indication of enemy fire’: US forces in Afghanistan confirm loss of recon plane
The US military has acknowledged the loss of a Bombardier/Northrop Grumman E-11A plane in central Afghanistan. They added that they have not found any “indication” that the aircraft was downed.

The aircraft crashed in Ghazni city area on Monday. An investigation into the incident is underway and the military will provide further information when its available, a spokesman for the US force in Afghanistan, Col. Sonny Leggett has tweeted.

The official also dismissed Taliban claims that another aircraft had crashed in the country, describing them as “false.” Earlier in the day, the Taliban said that a military helicopter went down in the east of the country shortly after the plane crash. The militant group did not provide any details of the alleged incident, nor did they specify to whom the helicopter belonged.

There has been some confusion as to whether Taliban militants have claimed responsibility for the plane crash. Their initial statement in Pushtu only stated that the plane had gone down.

The Bombardier/Northrop Grumman E-11A is a surveillance and communications plane. Footage from the scene showing the wreckage has been circulating on social media, and photos that appear to show a plane with the same serial number have been unearthed.

Videos showed the shell of the plane ablaze on the ground. It was largely destroyed in the fire with only its tail section surviving the crash

Local journalists have apparently made it to the scene faster than the US military.

Pajhwok news agency has published photos of the wreckage. They have also snapped some documents that survived the crash of the aircraft, which the Taliban has claimed was carrying CIA officers.

※ Pajhwok Afghan News@pajhwokの2020/1/28のツイート
Bombs rained down on Afghanistan at record level: By Pajhwok on 28 January 2020 KABUL (Pajhwok): American aircraft dropped 7,423 munitions on targets in different parts of... read more http://dlvr.it/RNtFFY

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2020/1/28のツイート

※ Simon Gunson@SimonGunson 午後5:20 ・ 2020年1月28日
430TH Expeditionary wing BOMBARDIER JET DOWNED BY AAA fired at it, two survivours fled TALEBAN ON FOOT. helicopter sent to recover original pair also shot down with loss of 34 troops #AfghanistanPlaneCrash #USNews

US Bombings in Afghanistan Surge to 10-Year High
TEHRAN (FNA)- American warplanes dropped more bombs on Afghanistan in 2019 than at any other time in at least a decade, according to the US Air Force, as Washington intensified attacks in the country amid withdrawal talks with the Taliban.

In 2019 alone, the US dropped 7,423 separate munitions on targets in Afghanistan, where the US has been enmeshed in fighting several militant groups since it invaded the country following the September 11, 2001 attacks, AFP reported.

The figure – published online by US Air Forces Central Command – represents a dramatic surge in bombings in Afghanistan compared to the peak of President Barack Obama's "surge" in 2009, when 4,147 bombs were dropped.

Since US President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, the US has ramped up bombing runs over Afghanistan as the White House removed earlier restrictions that provided greater oversight over air raids aimed at preventing civilian casualties.

The UN and rights groups have repeatedly voiced concerns that the increase in airstrikes across the country by US and Afghan forces has resulted in a major upswing in civilian casualties.

During the first half of 2019, pro-government forces, including the US, killed 717 civilians, an increase of 31% from a year earlier, the UN reported last year.

Most of the deaths came from US and Afghan airstrikes, often in support of national forces on the ground, the report said.

The increase in bombings comes as Washington and the Taliban continue to wrangle over a possible agreement that would see US troops begin to leave Afghanistan in return for security guarantees.

The Taliban has been pushing to reach a withdrawal agreement with Washington by the end of January and is prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing a deal, the group's chief spokesman said earlier this month.

The two sides had been negotiating an agreement for a year and were close to an announcement in September 2019 until Trump abruptly declared the process "dead", citing Taliban violence.

Taliban sources told AFP earlier this month they had offered to initiate a brief cease-fire of seven to 10 days in order to formally restart talks, but there has since been no announcement on the proposal by either party.

2020/1/28 17:10 (JST)1/28 17:16 (JST)updated
米航空機、アフガンで墜落 タリバンが撃墜主張


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 18:53| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US At Risk of Ecological Disaster Due to Improperly Stored Nuclear Waste, New Study Finds

US At Risk of Ecological Disaster Due to Improperly Stored Nuclear Waste, New Study Finds
The United States does not currently have a landfill for nuclear waste from the defence industry, which is normally stored inside metal canisters buried underground near the nuclear plants where it was produced.

The United States could face the risk of nuclear contamination due to inadequate nuclear waste storage methods, a new publication in the journal Nature Materials revealed.

According to the lead scientist behind the research, Xiaolei Guo, the existing techniques are insufficient to keep waste stored safely, as the material used in the current storage methods quickly becomes corroded, raising the risk of nuclear waste leaking into the soil, water and air.

The research team carried out an experiment in simulated conditions under Yucca Mountain where the US waste repository is expected to be built. They found that the corrosion level of stainless steel, used in storage canisters, was 'severe' due to chemical reactions being accelerated by nuclear waste.

"In the real-life scenario, the glass or ceramic waste forms would be in close contact with stainless steel canisters. It creates a super-aggressive environment that can corrode surrounding materials", Guo said.

According to the scientist, if the casing of the containers gets damaged, the high-level radioactive material could cause ecological devastation.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:18| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

某国情報機関からハッキング攻撃を受けているのは私だけ? そんなことはないはず


なんで情報機関だとわかる? 向こうが探りの手を入れてきたりするタイミングが、米国の日中、執務時間だけなんです。こちらの時間でいえば夜遅くから翌早朝です。個人ハッカーなら執務時間通りに仕事をしたりしませんよね。

















posted by ZUKUNASHI at 15:00| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

ハッキング攻撃と戦う このブログが「殉教」する日はいつ?




もう一度電話。窓口の若い人は意味が分からないようです。確実にIPアドレスを変えるにはいったん解約して、再度契約すればよいと言いますから、再契約時の初期費用はかかるの? と聞くと、契約料に工事費がかかるとの返事でした。









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今回の、IPアドレス乗っ取りでは、45で始まるIPアドレスが使われた点にメッセージが込められています。何で米国に割り振られたIPアドレス? 米国の誰か、あるいは機関がやったんだぞということを知らせています。





























※ ロイター2020年1月20日 / 09:50 / 13時間前更新
[東京 20日 ロイター] - 三菱電機(6503.T)は20日、同社のネットワークが第三者による不正アクセスを受け、個人情報と企業機密が外部に流出した可能性があることを確認した。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:40| Comment(4) | 国際・政治


SPUTNIK07:13 GMT 28.01.2020
Russia Considers Assessing Risk of Soviet-Made Nuclear-Powered Satellites Falling to Earth
by Oleg Burunov
The Soviet Union launched a total of 33 satellites equipped with on-board nuclear power units between 1965 and 1988, in a bid to monitor NATO ships.

The Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)’s Council for Space Exploration plans to recommend that the country’s relevant ministries and departments keep a more watchful eye on nuclear-powered objects in outer space, so as to predict possible risks of their falling on Earth, according to a Council statement signed by RAS head Alexander Sergeyev.

In a statement which Sputnik obtained a copy of, the Council specifically singled out the Russian Ministries of Defence, Communications, and Emergencies as well as the State Space Corporation Roscosmos, the State Atomiс Energy Corporation ROSATOM and the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring.

They are tasked with “monitoring space objects with nuclear energy sources and their parts in the context of the analysis of man-made pollution of near-Earth outer space and forecasting the possible risks of an uncontrolled return of such objects to the atmosphere”.

The statement comes after Sergey Meshcheryakov from Roscosmos’ main research institute claimed last year that old Soviet nuclear-powered satellites pose a threat to other space objects.

He asserted that a cloud of potassium-sodium droplets ejected from nuclear reactors may endanger spacecraft operating at an altitude of about 1,000 kilometres. The sodium-potassium alloy was used as a coolant in the Buk nuclear power units installed on the Soviet satellites.

In July 2019, it was reported that Meshcheryakov has been detained on high treason charges.
Soviet Nuclear-Powered Satellites in Outer Space

Between 1965 to 1988, the Soviet Union launched a total of 33 nuclear-powered Controlled Active Satellites into near-Earth orbit, tasked with monitoring NATO and merchant vessels with the help of a radar.

The inclusion of a nuclear power unit was necessary due to the lack of energy from solar batteries used by the satellites' radars. For safety purposes, the satellites were taken out to high Earth orbit after the end of their service life.

On 24 January, 1978, however, one of these satellites scattered radioactive debris over northern Canada after it crashed due to a malfunction.

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Fears mount that two old satellites will SMASH into each other above US this week
Space debris tracking service LeoLabs has sounded the alarm after discovering that two defunct and decommissioned satellites are hurtling towards each other and may collide over the continental US this week.

The pair of satellites are expected to cross paths on January 29 at 23:39:35 UTC, at an altitude of around 560 miles (901 kilometers) above Pittsburgh, PA. At a relative velocity of 9.1 miles per second (14.7 kilometers per second), the machines are expected to come within 50 to 100 feet (15 to 30 meters) of each other. However, there is a one in a hundred chance they'll hit each other and create a huge debris field in orbit.

The bigger of the two is the decommissioned IRAS space telescope which was sent up in 1983, measuring 11.8 by 10.6 by 6.7 feet (3.6 by 3.24 by 2.05 meters) and having a launch mass of 2,388 pounds (1,083 kg).

Its potential doomsday date is the GGSE-4, a defunct science payload from 1967, which weighs just 10 pounds (4.5 kg) but is attached to the 187-pound (85 kg) recently declassified military satellite Poppy 5.

Earth specialists have no way of communicating with either satellite to alter their respective courses and prevent a possible collision.

“There's potentially a large amount of debris that will be created,” space archaeologist Alice Gorman of Australia’s Flinders University said.

“I would say this is one of one of the most dangerous possible collisions that we've seen for some time.”

While any potential collision poses no direct threat to people on Earth, it does increase the risk of the debris field striking a functioning satellite, in an increasingly congested low-Earth orbit.
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ソフトバンクがやっていることを知れば サーバーも覗きたくなる この秘密 知っていました?

朝日2020年1月25日 21時26分
ロシアによるスパイ活動か SB営業秘密を不正入手疑い


何でサウジのカネでファンドと疑問に思っていましたが、簡単に言えばイスラエルに対する迂回資金投入なんですね。米国への投資は次世代の兵器開発企業などだと。ソフトバンクは次世代武器製造企業の大株主? ロシアにとってはソフトバンクがどの武器開発企業に投資するか極めて重要な情報、そりゃスパイもしますよね。

次の記事は、チリ在住の女性ジャーナリスト Whitney Webb によるものです。マテ茶を呑んでいますね。

次の記事は長文で難解な面がありますが、ソフトバンクの業務に関心を持つ人はぜひ読まれたらいいです。米国によるファーウェイ叩きで、ソフトバンクが即ファーウエイの5G技術は使わないと表明したこと、なんでサウジの巨額ファンドを設定? トランプに約束した投資は次世代武器の開発企業に投じられる。そういうことかとわかることも多い。^^ ソフトバンクにとっては、地球の反対側から来たニュースで肝心の商売の肝を暴露されてしまいました。

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How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks
Through its main investors, SoftBank and Lockheed Martin, Cybereason not only has ties to the Trump administration but has its software running on some of the U.S. government’s most classified and secretive networks.
by Whitney Webb
January 14th, 2020
By Whitney Webb Whitney Webb


If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software of a company with deep ties, not only to foreign companies with a history of espionage against the U.S. but also foreign military intelligence, it would − at the very least − garner substantial media attention. Yet, no media reports to date have noted that such a scenario exists on a massive scale and that the company making such software recently simulated the cancellation of the 2020 election and the declaration of martial law in the United States.

Earlier this month, MintPress News reported on the simulations for the U.S. 2020 election organized by the company Cybereason, a firm led by former members of Israel’s military intelligence Unit 8200 and advised by former top and current officials in both Israeli military intelligence and the CIA. Those simulations, attended by federal officials from the FBI, DHS and the U.S. Secret Service, ended in disaster, with the elections ultimately canceled and martial law declared due to the chaos created by a group of hackers led by Cybereason employees.

The first installment of this three part series delved deeply into Cybereason’s ties to the intelligence community of Israel and also other agencies, including the CIA, as well as the fact that Cybereason stood to gain little financially from the simulations given that their software could not have prevented the attacks waged against the U.S.’ electoral infrastructure in the exercise.

Also noted was the fact that Cybereason software could be potentially used as a backdoor by unauthorized actors, a possibility strengthened by the fact that the company’s co-founders all previously worked for firms that have a history of placing backdoors into U.S. telecommunications and electronic infrastructure as well as aggressive espionage targeting U.S. federal agencies.

The latter issue is crucial in the context of this installment of this exclusive MintPress series, as Cybereason’s main investors turned partners have integrated Cybereason’s software into their product offerings. This means that the clients of these Cybereason partner companies, the U.S. intelligence community and military among them, are now part of Cybereason’s network of more than 6 million endpoints that this private company constantly monitors using a combination of staff comprised largely of former intelligence operatives and an AI algorithm first developed by Israeli military intelligence.

Cybereason, thus far, has disclosed the following groups as lead investors in the company: Charles River Ventures (CRV), Spark Capital, Lockheed Martin and SoftBank. Charles River Ventures (CRV) was among the first to invest in Cybereason and has been frequently investing in other Israeli tech start-ups that were founded by former members of the elite Israeli military intelligence Unit 8200 over the last few years. Spark Capital, based in California, appears to have followed CRV’s interest in Cybereason since the venture capitalist who co-founded Spark and led its investment in Cybereason is a former CRV partner who still has close ties to the firm.

While CRV and Spark Capital seem like just the type of investors a company like Cybereason would attract given their clear interest in similar tech start-ups coming out of Israel’s cyber sector, Cybereason’s other lead investors − Lockheed Martin and SoftBank − deserve much more attention and scrutiny.

Cybereason widely used by US Government, thanks to Lockheed

“A match made in heaven,” trumpeted Forbes at the news of the Lockheed Martin-Cybereason partnership, first forged in 2015. The partnership involved not only Lockheed Martin becoming a major investor in the cybersecurity company but also in Lockheed Martin becoming the largest conduit providing Cybereason’s software to U.S. federal and military agencies.

Indeed, as Forbes noted at the time, not only did Lockheed invest in the company, it decided to integrate Cybereason’s software completely into its product portfolio, resulting in a “model of both using Cybereason internally, and selling it to both public and private customers.”

Cybereason CEO and former offensive hacker for Israeli military intelligence − Lior Div − said the following of the partnership:

Lockheed Martin invested in Cybereason’s protection system after they compared our solution against a dozen others from the top industry players. The US firm was so impressed with the results they got from Cybereason that they began offering it to their own customers – among them most of the top Fortune 100 companies, and the US federal government. Cybereason is now the security system recommended by LM to its customers for protection from a wide (sic) malware and hack attacks.”

Rich Mahler, then-director of Commercial Cyber Services at Lockheed Martin, told Defense Daily that the company’s decision to invest in Cybereason, internally use its software, and include the technology as part of Lockheed Martin’s cyber solutions portfolio were all “independent business decisions but were all coordinated and timed with the transaction.”

How independent each of those decisions actually was is unclear, especially given the timing of Lockheed Martin’s investment in Cybereason, whose close and troubling ties to Israeli intelligence as well as the CIA were noted in the previous installment of this investigative series. Indeed, about a year prior to their investment in the Israeli military intelligence-linked Cybereason, Lockheed Martin opened an office in Beersheba, Israel, where the IDF has its “cyberhub”. The office is focused not on the sales of armaments, but instead on technology.

Marilyn Hewson, Lockheed Martin’s CEO, said the following during her speech that inaugurated the company’s Beersheba office:

The consolidation of IDF Technical Units to new bases in the Negev Desert region is an important transformation of Israel’s information technology capability…We understand the challenges of this move. Which is why we are investing in the facilities and people that will ensure we are prepared to support for these critical projects. By locating our new office in the capital of the Negev we are well positioned to work closely with our Israeli partners and stand ready to: accelerate project execution, reduce program risk and share our technical expertise by training and developing in-country talent.”

Beersheba not only houses the IDF’s technology campus, but also the Israel National Cyber Directorate, which reports directly to Israel’s Prime Minister, as well as a high-tech corporate park that mostly houses tech companies with ties to Israel’s military intelligence apparatus. The area has been cited in several media reports as a visible indicator of the public-private merger between Israeli technology companies, many of them started by Unit 8200 alumni, and the Israeli government and its intelligence services. Lockheed Martin quickly became a key fixture in the Beersheba-based cyberhub.

Not long before Lockheed began exploring the possibility of opening an office in Beersheba, the company was hacked by individuals who used tokens tied to the company, RSA Security, whose founders have ties to Israel’s defense establishment and which is now owned by Dell, a company also deeply tied to the Israeli government and tech sector. The hack, perpetrated by still unknown actors, may have sparked Lockheed’s subsequent interest in Israel’s cybersecurity sector.

Soon after opening its Beersheba office, Lockheed Martin created its Israel subsidiary, Lockheed Martin Israel. Unlike many of the company’s other subsidiaries, this one is focused exclusively on “cybersecurity, enterprise information technology, data centers, mobile, analytics and cloud” as opposed to the manufacture and design of armaments.

Haden Land, then-vice president of research and technology for Lockheed Martin, told the Wall Street Journal that the creation of the subsidiary was largely aimed at securing contracts with the IDF and that the company’s Israel subsidiary would soon be seeking partnership and investments in pursuit of that end. Land oversaw the local roll-out of the company’s Israel subsidiary while concurrently meeting with Israeli government officials. According to the Journal, Land “oversees all of Lockheed Martin’s information-systems businesses, including defense and civilian commercial units” for the United States and elsewhere.

Just a few months later, Lockheed Martin partnered and invested in Cybereason, suggesting that Lockheed’s decision to do so was aimed at securing closer ties with the IDF. This further suggests that Cybereason still maintains close ties to Israeli military intelligence, a point expounded upon in great detail in the previous installment of this series.

Thus, it appears that not only does Lockheed Martin use Cybereason’s software on its own devices and on those it manages for its private and public sector clients, but it also decided to use the company’s software in this way out of a desire to more closely collaborate with the Israeli military in matters related to technology and cybersecurity.

The cozy ties between Lockheed Martin, one of the U.S. government’s largest private contractors, and the IDF set off alarm bells, then and now, for those concerned with U.S. national security. Such concern makes it important to look at the extent of Cybereason’s use by federal and military agencies in the United States through their contracting of Lockheed Martin’s Information Technology (IT) division. This is especially important considering Israeli military intelligence’s history of using espionage, blackmail and private tech companies against the U.S. government, as detailed here.

While the exact number of U.S. federal and military agencies using Cybereason’s software is unknown, it is widespread, with Lockheed Martin’s IT division as the conduit. Indeed, Lockheed Martin was the number one IT solutions provider to the U.S. federal government up until its IT division was spun off and merged with Leidos Holdings. As a consequence, Leidos is now the largest IT provider to the U.S. government and is also directly partnered with Cybereason in the same way Lockheed Martin was. Even after its IT division was spun off, Lockheed Martin continues to use Cybereason’s software in its cybersecurity work for the Pentagon and still maintains a stake in the company.

The Leidos-Lockheed Martin IT hybrid provides a litany of services to the U.S. military and U.S. intelligence. As investigative journalist Tim Shorrock noted for The Nation, the company does “everything from analyzing signals for the NSA to tracking down suspected enemy fighters for US Special Forces in the Middle East and Africa” and, following its merger with Lockheed and consequential partnership with Cybereason, became “the largest of five corporations that together employ nearly 80 percent of the private-sector employees contracted to work for US spy and surveillance agencies.” Shorrock also notes that these private-sector contractors now dominate the mammoth U.S. surveillance apparatus, many of them working for Leidos and − by extension − using Cybereason’s software.

Leidos’ exclusive use of Cybereason software for cybersecurity is also relevant for the U.S. military since Leidos runs a number of sensitive systems for the Pentagon, including its recently inked contract to manage the entire military telecommunications infrastructure for Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). In addition to maintaining the military telecom network, Cybereason is also directly partnered with World Wide Technologies (WWT) as of this past October. WWT manages cybersecurity for the U.S. Army, maintains DISA’s firewalls and data storage as well as the U.S. Air Force’s biometric identification system. WWT also manages contracts for NASA, itself a frequent target of Israeli government espionage, and the U.S. Navy. WWT’s partnership is similar to the Lockheed/Leidos partnership in that Cybereason’s software is now completely integrated into its portfolio, giving the company full access to the devices on all of these highly classified networks.

Many of these new partnerships with Cybereason, including its partnership with WWT, followed claims made by members of Israel’s Unit 8200 in 2017 that the popular antivirus software of Kaspersky Labs contained a backdoor for Russian intelligence, thereby compromising U.S. systems. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the alleged backdoor but did not mention the involvement of Unit 8200 in identifying it, a fact revealed by the New York Times a week later.

Notably, none of the evidence Unit 8200 used to blame Kaspersky has been made public and Kaspersky noted that it was actually Israeli hackers that had been discovered planting backdoors into its platform prior to the accusation levied against Kaspersky by Unit 8200. As the New York Times noted:

Investigators later discovered that the Israeli hackers had implanted multiple back doors into Kaspersky’s systems, employing sophisticated tools to steal passwords, take screenshots, and vacuum up emails and documents.”

Unit 8200’s claims ultimately led the U.S. government to abandon Kaspersky’s products entirely in 2018, allowing companies like Cybereason (with its own close ties to Unit 8200) to fill the void. Indeed, the very agencies that banned Kaspersky now use cybersecurity software that employs Cybereason’s EDR system. No flags have been raised about Cybereason’s own collaboration with the very foreign intelligence service that first pointed the finger at Kaspersky and that previously sold software with backdoors to sensitive U.S. facilities.

SoftBank, Cybereason and the Vision Fund

While its entry into the U.S. market and U.S. government networks is substantial, Cybereason’s software is also run throughout the world on a massive scale through partnerships that have seen it enter into Latin American and European markets in major ways in just the last few months. It has also seen its software become prominent in Asia following a partnership with the company Trustwave. Much of this rapid expansion followed a major injection of cash courtesy of one of the company’s biggest clients and now its largest investor, Japan’s SoftBank.

SoftBank first invested in Cybereason in 2015, the same year Lockheed Martin initially invested and partnered with the firm. It was also the year that SoftBank announced its intention to invest in Israeli tech start-ups. SoftBank first injected $50 million into Cybereason, followed by an additional $100 million in 2017 and $200 million last August. SoftBank’s investments account for most of the money raised by the company since it was founded in 2012 ($350 million out of $400 million total).

Prior to investing, Softbank was a client of Cybereason, which Ken Miyauchi, president of SoftBank, noted when making the following statement after Softbank’s initial investment in Cybereason:

SoftBank works to obtain cutting edge technology and outstanding business models to lead the Information Revolution. Our deployment of the Cybereason platform internally gave us firsthand knowledge of the value it provides, and led to our decision to invest. I’m confident Cybereason and SoftBank’s new product offering will bring a new level of security to Japanese organizations.”

SoftBank − one of Japan’s largest telecommunications companies − not only began to deploy Cybereason internally but directly partnered with it after investing, much like Lockheed Martin had done around the same time. This partnership resulted in SoftBank and Cybereason creating a joint venture in Japan and Cybereason creating partnerships with other tech companies acquired by SoftBank, including the U.K.’s Arm, which specializes in making chips and management platforms for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

SoftBank’s interest in Cybereason is significant, particularly in light of Cybereason’s interest in the 2020 U.S. election, given that SoftBank has significant ties to key allies of President Trump and even the president himself.

Indeed, SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son was among the first wave of international business leaders who sought to woo then-president-elect Trump soon after the 2016 election. Son first visited Trump Tower in December 2016 and announced, with Trump by his side in the building’s lobby, that SoftBank would invest $50 billion in the U.S. and create 50,000 jobs. Trump subsequently claimed on Twitter that Son had only decided to make this investment because Trump had won the election.

Son told reporters at the time that the investment would come from a $100 billion fund that would be created in partnership with Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund as well as other investors. “I just came to celebrate his new job. I said, ‘This is great. The US will become great again,'” Son said, according to reports.

Then, in March of 2017, Son sent top SoftBank executives to meet with senior members of Trump’s economic team and, according to the New York Times, “the SoftBank executives said that because of a lack of advanced digital investments, the competitiveness of the United States economy was at risk. And the executives made the case, quite strongly, that Mr. Son was committed to playing a major role in addressing this issue through a spate of job-creating investments.” Many of SoftBank’s investments and acquisitions in the U.S. since then have focused mainly on artificial intelligence and technology with military applications, such as “killer robot” firm Boston Dynamics, suggesting Son’s interest lies more in dominating futuristic military-industrial technologies than creating jobs for the average American.

After their initial meeting, Trump and Son met again a year later in June 2018, with Trump stating that “His [Son’s] $50 billion turned out to be $72 billion so far, he’s not finished yet.” Several media reports have claimed that Son’s moves since Trump’s election have sought to “curry favor” with the President.

Through the creation of this fund alongside the Saudis, SoftBank has since become increasingly intertwined with Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman (MBS), a key ally of President Trump in the Middle East known for his authoritarian crackdowns on Saudi elites and dissidents alike. The ties between Saudi Arabia and SoftBank became ever tighter when MBS took the reins in the oil kingdom and after SoftBank announced the launch of the Vision Fund in 2016. SoftBank’s Vision Fund is a vehicle for investing in hi-tech companies and start-ups and its largest shareholder is the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. Notably, Son decided to launch the Vision Fund in Riyadh during President Trump’s first official visit to the Gulf Kingdom.

In addition, the Mubadala Investment Company, a government fund of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), gave $15 billion to the Vision Fund. UAE leadership also share close ties to the Trump administration and MBS in Saudi Arabia.

As a consequence, SoftBank’s Vision Fund is majority funded by two Middle Eastern authoritarian governments with close ties to the U.S. government, specifically the Trump administration. In addition, both countries have enjoyed the rapid growth and normalization of ties with the state of Israel in recent years, particularly following the rise of current Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and Jared Kushner’s rise to prominence in his father-in-law’s administration. Other investments in the Vision Fund have come from Apple, Qualcomm and Oracle’s Larry Ellison, all tech companies with strong ties to Israel’s government.

The Saudi and Emirati governments’ links to the Vision Fund are so obvious that even mainstream outlets like the New York Times have described them as a “front for Saudi Arabia and perhaps other countries in the Middle East.”

SoftBank also enjoys close ties to Jared Kushner, with Fortress Investment Group lending $57 million to Kushner Companies in October 2017 while it was under contract to be acquired by SoftBank. As Barron’s noted at the time:

When SoftBank Group bought Fortress Investment Group last year, the Japanese company was buying access to a corps of seasoned investors. What SoftBank also got is a financial tie to the family of President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law, Jared Kushner.”

According to The Real Deal, Kushner Companies obtained the financing from Fortress only after its attempts to obtain funding through the EB-5 visa program for a specific real estate venture were abandoned after the U.S. Attorney and the Securities and Exchange Commission began to investigate how Kushner Companies used the EB-5 investor visa program. A key factor in the opening of that investigation was Kushner Companies’ representatives touting Jared Kushner’s position at the White House when talking to prospective investors and lenders.

SoftBank also recently came to the aid of a friend of Jared Kushner, former CEO of WeWork Adam Neumann. Neumann made shocking claims about his ties to both Kushner and Saudi Arabia’s MBS, even asserting that he had worked with both in creating Kushner’s long-awaited and controversial Middle East “peace plan” and claimed that he, Kushner and MBS would together “save the world.” Neumann previously called Kushner his “mentor.” MBS has also discussed on several occasions his close ties with Kushner and U.S. media reports have noted the frequent correspondence between the two “princelings.”

Notably, SoftBank invested in Neumann’s WeWork using money from the Saudi-dominated Vision Fund and later went on to essentially bail the company out after its IPO collapse and Neumann was pushed out. SoftBank’s founder, Masayoshi Son, had an odd yet very close relationship with Neumann, perhaps explaining why Neumann was allowed to walk with $1.7 billion after bringing WeWork to the brink of collapse. Notably, nearly half of SoftBank’s approximately $47 billion investments in the U.S. economy since Trump’s election, went to acquiring and then bailing out WeWork. It is unlikely that such a disastrous investment resulted in the level of job creation that Son had promised Trump in 2016.

Given that it is Cybereason’s top investor and shareholder by a large margin, SoftBank’s ties to the Trump administration and key allies of that administration are significant in light of Cybereason’s odd interest in 2020 U.S. election scenarios that end with the cancellation of this year’s upcoming presidential election. It goes without saying that the cancellation of the election would mean a continuation of the Trump administration until new elections would take place.

Furthermore, with Cybereason’s close and enduring ties to Israeli military intelligence now well-documented, it is worth asking if Israeli military intelligence would consider intervening in 2020 if the still-to-be-decided Democratic contender was strongly opposed to Israeli government policy, particularly Israel’s military occupation of Palestine. This is especially worth considering given revelations that sexual blackmailer and pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, who targeted prominent U.S. politicians, mostly Democrats, was in the employ of Israeli military intelligence.

Notably, Cybereason’s doomsday election scenarios involved the weaponization of deep fakes, self-driving cars and the hacking Internet of Things devices, with all of those technologies being pioneered and perfected − not by Russia, China or Iran − but by companies directly tied to Israeli intelligence, much like Cybereason itself. These companies, their technology and Cybereason’s own work creating the narrative that U.S. rival states seek to undermine the U.S. election in this way, will all be discussed in the conclusion of MintPress’ series on Cybereason and its outsized interest in the U.S. democratic process.

Feature photo | Graphic by Claudio Cabrera

Whitney Webb is a MintPress News journalist based in Chile. She has contributed to several independent media outlets including Global Research, EcoWatch, the Ron Paul Institute and 21st Century Wire, among others. She has made several radio and television appearances and is the 2019 winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromised Integrity in Journalism.
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※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/12/9のツイート

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/12/9のツイート
ね、おかしいでしょう。最初はなぜニュースにならないんだろうとちょっと疑問に。でも、どのメディアもことごとく削除していて驚いた。香港暴徒が日本で覚せい剤を密輸! 芸能人より衝撃的ニュース。ここまでするのは裏がありますね。覚せい剤ニュースを抹殺する日本メディア。これ自体が大ニュース!

※ mko@trappedsoldier氏の2019/12/9のツイート
程冠熹はCIAの指示で、覚せい剤を密輸しようとした? これ、まともに捜査したらCIAの犯罪に行き着く? だから、メディアが米CIAの指示で一斉に削除? 覚せい剤密輸で起訴しながら、無罪放免にでもする気? 覚せい剤関連のニュースを、全面的に削除するなんて異様だ!














「Cheng Guanxiは10月24日以降whatsappでオンラインになっておらず」とありますから、Cheng Guanxiは米国に渡っていた可能性があります。そして、米国から日本に来て荷物を待っていたようですが、逮捕されてしまった。




mko@trappedsoldier氏の推測どおりにCIAが背後にいる可能性は高いです。ですが、程冠熹がCIAの采配でやったと自供してもCIAを立件することなど日本政府ができるわけがないですから、程冠熹が投獄されるでしょう。まあ、なんだかんだと理屈をつけて執行猶予にする? 短期間の刑期にする。




でも、日本での売り捌きも道筋をつけてやったんですかね。関西空港ですから関西の反社会的勢力を売却先と予定した? 22歳の中国人がそんなルートを使えますかね。
















オブザーバーネットワーク 12-09 10:03

香港の暴徒は最近、Cheng Guanzhangという名前の「手と足」が連絡を失い、警察によって本土に送られたと疑っていたと投稿した。 驚いたことに、近隣の日本の警察は、中国人男性が逮捕され、2.6キログラムの麻薬の密輸で起訴されたことを明らかにしました。


投稿によると、Cheng Guanxiは10月24日以降whatsappでオンラインになっておらず、電話番号はwhatsappとwhatsapp callでしか連絡できません。 11月下旬現在、この数はwhatsappでオンラインに戻りましたが、別のユーザーになっています。 相手は、多くの人が彼に電話したと主張したが、その番号は元の番号であると常に強調した。


Hong Kong thugs rumored associates were sent to the Mainland, arrested for smuggling drugs in Japan
Observer Network 12-09 10:03
[Text / observer network Guo Guanghao]

A Hong Kong mob recently posted that a "hand and foot" named Cheng Guanzhang had lost contact and even suspected that he was sent to the mainland by police. Surprisingly, the police from neighboring Japan revealed that a Chinese man had been arrested and charged with smuggling 2.6 kilograms of drugs. The man was called Cheng Guanzhang.

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At the end of November, someone posted on Hong Kong's Incitement Forum "Lian Deng" and various social media, saying that a "brother and foot" named Ching Kwun Hei, who lives in Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, had lost contact since October 24.

According to the post, Cheng Guanxi has not been online on whatsapp since October 24, and the number can only be contacted by whatsapp and whatsapp call. As of late November, the number was back online on whatsapp, but it has become another user. The other party claimed that many people called him, but always stressed that the number was the original number.

According to Dagong.com, some people even suspect that he was returned to the mainland by police.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:27| Comment(10) | 国際・政治


パソコン ディスクエラーで起動せず





LENOVOの電源を入れて間髪を入れずにF1キーを叩く。すんなりBIOS画面が出た。やれやれ。 Primary boot driveをUSBに指定。BIOSからsave&exitで回復ドライブから起動が始まった。

キーボードレイアウトの選択で「Microsoft IME」を選ぶ、続いてオプションの選択でドライブから回復する、このPCを回復していますが出て1時間ほど待つ。









posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:50| Comment(0) | デジタル・インターネット

ロシアが内閣改造 ラブロフ、ショイグ留任 首相はミシュスティン






2020/1/17 Acting Russian FM Sergei Lavrov Holds Annual Press Conference



It is an attempt to transform a super-centralized personified system of power into a more balanced and diversified one… with a strong president but not as strong as today.



President Vladimir Putin has approved the new government after the resignation of the previous cabinet calling it balanced. Although there was a significant reshuffle, defense, foreign and finance ministers kept their posts.

"The new government is a well-balanced one, although it went through a major reshuffle," Putin said during a meeting with the new cabinet.

Both Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Shoigu are political heavyweights and among the most trusted political figures in Russia, trailing only behind President Putin himself when it comes to popularity with the public. Anton Siluanov has been Russia's finance minister since 2018.

A career diplomat with decades of experience in international relations, Lavrov served as Russia’s envoy to the UN for ten years before taking the helm at the Foreign Ministry in 2004.

He led Russian diplomacy through turbulent periods on the international stage and has been instrumental in building Moscow's reputation as an influential global power in recent years.

Shoigu, meanwhile, is credited with strengthening and modernizing Russia's Armed Forces through a set of ambitious reforms to increase combat readiness and spearheading a massive rearmament program to equip forces with cutting-edge weapons.

Russian political earthquake: Putin sets out plan for Kremlin departure & Medvedev resigns
They say life comes at you fast. A seemingly routine ‘state-of-the-nation’ address by Vladimir Putin unexpectedly turned into one of the most memorable afternoons in recent Russian political history.

On Wednesday, Russia’s government resigned. Dmitry Medvedev departed the political frontline, Vladimir Putin effectively confirmed he will leave the presidency at the end of his present term, and Mikhail Mishustin became the new Russian prime minister. As Van Morrison once crooned, there will be days like this.

And it’s only the 15th of January. A week after Russians observed Orthodox Christmas, and a fortnight since they celebrated New Year, it didn't take long for real business to resume.

In the morning, Mishustin was so unknown outside of Russia that he didn’t even have an English language Wikipedia page. And his profile inside the country was minor, beyond the world of political and administrative wonks.

But there’s no doubt he’s an effective manager. As the head of the Russian tax service he’s been a tremendous success. Revenues have risen by around 20 percent under his watch despite only a 2 percent rise in the tax burden itself. Indeed, only last year the Financial Times dubbed him the “taxman of the future” for his role in rebuilding Russia’s tariff collection system into one of the most advanced and efficient in the world.

No mean feat in a country where tax avoidance was once, pretty much, a sort of national sport.

A native Muscovite, Mishustin, like Putin himself an avid hockey player, has been described as a “little known political figure in Russia… a bureaucrat, someone to get the job done.”

But the same sort of description could have been applied to Putin himself in 1999, and here were are, 21 years later.
Long goodbye

Today, the president set out the roadmap for his exit from the Kremlin, more-or-less kicking off the build-up to the transition of power. He will step down in 2024, or perhaps even earlier, and he intends to dismantle the “hyper-Presidential” system which allowed him to wield so much control in office. This was introduced by Boris Yeltsin in 1993 with American support, after he had used tanks to fire on the Parliament.

Putin plans to give more powers to the latter body, with the prime minister, in particular, enjoying more authority. He also wants to bulk up the role of the State Council. Indeed, he will probably end up there himself after leaving office, in some sort of “elder statesman” role. The body will consist of heads of Russian regions and members of the Presidential Administration. It seems it will fulfill an advisory function.

To achieve these goals, Putin wants to reduce presidential powers and introduce a two-term limit. This would mean a maximum of 12 years in the Kremlin; he has already been there for 16. The broad vision is to have more checks and balances, with a weaker presidency and other branches of government strengthened.

Make no mistake, Putin’s goal is to preserve the system which he inherited from Yeltsin, and then tweaked. For all its faults, after a difficult birth it has given Russians the greatest freedom and prosperity they have ever known. Even if much work remains to be done on distributing economic gains more fairly.
Past precedent

Putin's place in history would then be much the same as Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s in America, a unique four-term president who repaired the country after a financial & social catastrophe (in Russia's case the Soviet collapse and the disastrous 1990s). This also fits with what insiders in Moscow frequently point out: Putin wants to be remembered well by history. A status enjoyed by relatively few Russian leaders.

One notable suggestion is that future presidents must have lived in Russia for 25 continuous years before taking office, and have never held a foreign passport or residency permit. This would bar a lot of the Western-leaning Moscow opposition from running. Not to mention a large swathe of Russian liberals, a great many of whom have lived abroad at some point. Interestingly, if this rule had existed in 2000 Vladimir Putin himself wouldn't have been able to become Russia's president. He lived in Germany from 1985-1990 (albeit on state duty).

The proposed changes will likely be made after public votes on them, to ensure broad consent. Even though they could be passed by the Duma. Rumors suggest it may be held in September.

Putin also addressed many domestic concerns in his speech today. He promised the increase of salaries for teachers and more childcare facilities, introduced free hot lunches for children in the initial four school years and extended child benefit by 48 months.

As for Medvedev, he hasn’t been cast aside. Instead, the former president has been moved to a semi-ceremonial, but still prestigious, role ending a twelve-year “tandem” where he governed Russia with Putin. It would be a mistake to write him off politically, but it would be surprising if he wields the same clout again.

As they shook hands, and Medvedev left the Kremlin for the final time as prime minister, Putin told him “not everything worked out, but it's never the case that everything works out.”

Nevertheless, Putin will hope “everything works out” for the eventual power transition in Russia. A process that has now begun.

Long-time Putin aide Vladislav Surkov leaving Kremlin ‘over Ukraine course shift,’ reports claim
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:47| Comment(5) | 国際・政治



Who, exactly? Cindy McCain says ‘WE’ all knew about Epstein’s sex crimes
Cindy McCain, widow of the late Arizona Senator John McCain, has raised more than a few eyebrows after remarking that Jeffrey Epstein's horrific crimes against young women were common knowledge. But common for whom, exactly?

Speaking at a conference in Florida, McCain claimed that a girl from her daughter’s high school was one of Epstein’s victims, and said that she hoped the accused sex trafficker –who allegedly killed himself while in detention at a Manhattan prison– was “in hell.”

Her uncontroversial condemnation of the shadowy multi-millionaire was followed by a rather more curious statement.

“Epstein was hiding in plain sight,” said Cindy McCain. “We all knew about him. We all knew what he was doing, but we had no one that was – no legal aspect that would go after him. They were afraid of him. For whatever reason, they were afraid of him.”

She didn’t elaborate, leaving many on social media to speculate on what she meant.

If McCain knew about Epstein she should have come forward, noted numerous Twitter users. Inaction and silence led to “trafficked, sexually assaulted kids & adults” paying the price, one unimpressed commenter argued.

McCain only spoke out against Epstein “after he [was] dead,” read a similarly scornful reply to her comments.

CT @CTomme2
Replying to @dcexaminer
Well if SHE knew, she could have said something. She did NOTHING, nobody did anything. And those poor trafficked, sexually assaulted kids & adults paid the price!! Shame on her!! #complicit
4:48 AM - Jan 25, 2020

Epstein’s purported suicide in August occurred as he awaited trial on sex-trafficking charges, more than a decade after receiving a 'sweetheart deal' from the government for soliciting prostitution from a minor.

Surveillance footage from last July showing an earlier alleged suicide attempt by Epstein was inexplicably deleted, after first being reported lost then later found.

posted by ZUKUNASHI at 14:13| Comment(0) | 国際・政治