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2018年09月25日

S-400 data shows Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 to avoid Syrian missile

RT2018/9/25
Russian MoD: S-400 data shows Israeli F-16 hid behind Russian Il-20 to avoid Syrian missile (VIDEO)
Data captured by Russia’s S-400 system proves Israeli jets were responsible for the downing of the Russian plane, the Defense Ministry said, adding that the Syrian missile changed its course shortly before hitting the Il-20.

Data gleaned from the S-400 air defense system deployed at the Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria’s Latakia province has revealed that the Syrian anti-air missile was, in fact, targeting an Israeli F-16 jet before it abruptly altered its course and eventually hit the Russian aircraft. This, and the position of all the aircraft at the moment of the September 17 incident, proves that an Israeli jet was de facto using the larger Il-20 as a cover, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov told journalists at Monday's news briefing.

Radar data of the Russian S-400 air defense system showing position of 4 Israeli F-16 jets (yellow), the Syrian air defense missile (red), and the Russian Il-20 plane (green) at the time of its downing on September 17, 2018 コピーライトマーク Ministry of Defense

The radar images revealed at the briefing “clearly showed the direction of the flight of the S-200 missile launched by the Syrian air defense system, as well as the locations of the Russian and Israeli aircraft,” Konashenkov said, adding that “it is quite clear that the missile was targeting the Israeli jet.”

READ MORE: ‘We didn’t hide behind any aircraft’: Israel insists its jets not to blame for downing Russian Il-20

However, the missile then suddenly changed its course and “locked on a target with a larger radar cross-section and slower speed,” which was the Russian reconnaissance plane coming in for landing. The Israeli jet, which effectively used the Il-20 as a cover from the attack, then also abruptly changed its altitude and the flight direction, Konashenkov said.

The Israeli aircraft then continued to patrol the area off the Syrian coast, the radar data shows, refuting the claims by the Israeli Defense Forces that their planes had already returned to Israeli airspace at the moment of the incident.

“Today’s data does not just suggest but prove that the blame for the tragic [downing] of the Russian Il-20 airplane lies entirely with the Israeli Air Force,” the major general told journalists. All Israel’s “claims about its alleged noninvolvement in this tragedy that claimed lives of 15 Russian servicemen are false,” he added.

Earlier, the Russian MoD presented a minute-by-minute timeline of the Il-20 downing. It said that the Israeli Air Force gave the Russian side less than a minute's warning before their air raid, leaving virtually no time for any safety maneuvers. Moreover, the Israelis misinformed the Russians about the location of their targets.

Israel expressed its condolences to Russia over the tragedy but repeatedly denied responsibility while pinning the blame on Damascus. On Sunday, the Israeli Defense Force said that the Israeli planes “did not hide behind any aircraft and… the Israeli aircraft were in Israeli airspace at the time of the downing of the Russian plane.”

Following the incident, Russia decided to supply an S-300 air-defense system to the Syrian military.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the move an “adequate” measure, aimed at “preventing any potential threat” to the lives of Russian service personnel deployed to Syria, in phone exchange with the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 08:20| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russia to use Iranian airbase for Syria operations

展開が早くなりました。イランの軍事基地はロシアが一時使用したが、イランの憲法が外国軍隊の駐留を一切禁止しているとの理由で短期間で撤退したことがあります。
S-300はすでにシリアに空輸されたとの説があります。S-300 anti-aircraft system will be activated in Syria in two weeks.というのは、その通りなのでしょう。
イランの空港は中継地点、避難地点として必要性が高いです。どんな理論で憲法問題をクリアするのでしょうか。


AMN2018/9/24
Russia to use Iranian airbase for Syria operations
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:50 P.M.) – Russia has reportedly asked Tehran to be provided with access to Noyeh airbase in northwestern Iran to be used as an interim airfield for its fighters while conducting missions in Syria.

According to ANNA News Agency which reported the story, Russian had earlier used the same airbase when its long-range bombers were refueled at Noyeh before resuming its flight to bomb the Islamic State in eastern Syria.

The Russian and Iranian defense agencies have neither confirmed nor denied the report.

This comes after the Syrian air defenses mistakenly shot down a Russian IL-20 plane while intercepting Israeli F-16s.

As a result, Russia announced that the S-300 anti-aircraft system will be activated in Syria in two weeks.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 02:17| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

US Artillery Units Target Position of Iraqi Popular Forces in Anbar

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
US Artillery Units Target Position of Iraqi Popular Forces in Anbar
TEHRAN (FNA)- The US-led coalition artillery units opened fire at a base of the Iraqi popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi in Western Anbar, a field commander said on Monday.

The Arabic-language al-Qad Press quoted Qassem Mosleh, commander of Hashd al-Shaabi operation in Western Anbar, as saying that the coalition's artillery units shelled one of the bases of Hashd al-Shaabi in the town of al-Qa'em in Western Anbar.

The source further said that the artillery shelling targeted areas near Hash's base, adding that Hashd sees the move as an intentional attack on its forces.

A military source reported on Sunday that the Iraqi forces launched a large-scale operation to hunt down the remaining pockets of ISIL in a desert-like region to the country's border with Syria.

Brigadier General Yahya Rasoul, the spokesman for the Iraqi Security Forces Information Center, said that the Iraqi forces that were under the command of al-Jazeera Operation and also the popular forces of Hashd al-Shaabi, kicked off a major operation to purge the deserts between the provinces of Nineveh, Anbar and Salahuddin to the borders with Syria of ISIL terrorists.

In the meantime, Hashd al-Shaabi announced that its forces launched a major operation under the command of Salahuddin police to hunt fugitive ISIL terrorists in Mount Hamrin East of Salahuddin.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Report: US Secretly Expanding Military Role in Tunisia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A recent report suggested that the United States is quietly expanding its role in Tunisia’s operations against militants near the western borders amid controversy inside the North African state over Washington’s military presence there.

The National Interest magazine earlier this month referred to a report by Task & Purpose – a news site run by military veterans – which said US Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, “where they fought beside partner forces” against what it called al-Qaeda militants.

Based on research and analysis carried out by the National Interest, the unnamed country could be Tunisia.

The Task & Purpose report cited a source with the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) as saying that two US Marines had received citations for valor for that 2017 operation, without providing details about the location due to “classification considerations, force protection, and diplomatic sensitivities.”

The National Interest said the events in the award citations match those that had taken place in Tunisia back then.

“Research and analysis strongly suggest US involvement runs much deeper” than what is conveyed to the US public, the Interest wrote.

The US has maintained a military presence in Tunisia since 2014, when several dozen Special Operations Forces troops were deployed to the North African country’s restive western borderlands.

AFRICOM’s air force, according to the National Interest, has also carried out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions across Tunisia.

This is while the Tunisian society is rife with anti-US sentiment, with many criticizing the US military presence under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The issue of American military presence has prompted heated debates at the Tunisian parliament. Opponents say it is a matter of national sovereignty.

The US military has in recent years used the presence of Takfiri terrorists to build up its presence across the continent, where it has over 6,000 boots on the ground.

The report by the National Interest echoed a secret US secret mission in Niger in 2017, when four US Special Operations Forces soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Daesh militants.

The deaths received wide media coverage, prompting the Pentagon to launch a probe into the incident.

The partial results of the probe released in May found mistakes on all military levels in the secret mission that resulted in the deaths.

The US also carries out controversial drone attacks in several countries, including Niger and Somalia, claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda, Daesh and Boko Haram elements.

However, local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Libya Seeks UN Intervention as Tripoli Battles Leave +110 Dead
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 115 people have been killed and 383 others injured during a month of fighting between rival militant groups in Tripoli. The fractured country’s UN-backed government has urged the Security Council to intervene.

“The death toll could surge because of the critical condition of the injured and the continuing fighting,” Libya’s Health Ministry Spokesman Wedad Abo Al-Niran told Reuters.

The Tripoli-based armed groups, which back the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), however, claimed that they continuously patrol the city and maintain “the situation is under control”.

Tripoli’s Southern residential areas, along the road leading to the destroyed airport, where the frontline currently lies, have suffered significant damage in the clashes, with houses shelled, cars torched and shops destroyed. Mortars, armored vehicles and trucks with mounted heavy machine guns are being deployed by the warring parties.

Many residents have fled their homes fearing for their lives and are now concerned that their property will be looted. In the meantime, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), at least 8,000 others remain trapped in the conflict, with no opportunity to escape.

The Tripoli government acknowledged last week that it’s unable to restore order in the city on its own. The GNA addressed the UN mission to the country, asking it to “present the Security Council with the reality of the bloody events in Libya so that it can... protect the lives and property of civilians”.

The Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from the eastern town of Tarhouna, launched an assault on the city in late August, allegedly triggered by media reports on the lavish lifestyles of local militant commanders from the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigades (TRB) and the Nawasi.

Libya remains in chaos since the NATO-backed uprising led to the toppling and murder of the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The GNA is currently in control of Tripoli and the West of the country, while Eastern Lydia is run by the rival authorities, based in Tobruk. Although even they don't fully control the majority of the country, with dozens of militant groups ruling localities with the law of the gun.

Besides turning the country into a terrorist hotbed, the chaos in Libya has also opened the floodgates of human trafficking and mass migration into Europe. Even though the number of refugees taken by boat across the Mediterranean has somewhat dropped, after Italy agreed to train, equip, and finance the Libyan coastguard, nearly a quarter of migrants turned back by them have reportedly managed to flee detention facilities amid the mayhem in Tripoli.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has, meanwhile, expressed “alarm” over the situation in Tripoli and urged the sides to abide by the ceasefire deal, which was struck in early September. Guterres urged those responsible for “the violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law” to be brought to justice.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russia establishes no-fly zone over Latakia province

AMN2018/9/24
Breaking: Russia establishes no-fly zone over Latakia province – diplomat
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Russian military has established a no-fly zone over the Latakia province of western Syria, Russian Senator and former Air Force commander Viktor Bondarev stated on Monday.

“The establishment of a no-fly zone over the Russian military base in Latakia will prevent a repeat of the IL-20 aircraft tragedy,” Bondarev told the Russian Federation’s Council this evening.

“After creating a no-fly zone in Latakia, it is necessary to announce that any unauthorized objects in the sky over Hmeimim Airport will definitely be eliminated,” he added.

The Russian senator would add that the S-300 will not only be deployed at the Hmeimim Airbase, but also, in several parts of the country.

Earlier this evening, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on the phone to discuss the current situation in Syria.

Reports from Moscow indicated that Putin informed Netanyahu that Russia does not accept Israel’s version of the events that took place on the night of the September 17th.

Russia expects its relations with Israel to remain the same, despite the upcoming delivery of the S-300 air defense system to Syria.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Libya Seeks UN Intervention as Tripoli Battles Leave +110 Dead
TEHRAN (FNA)- At least 115 people have been killed and 383 others injured during a month of fighting between rival militant groups in Tripoli. The fractured country’s UN-backed government has urged the Security Council to intervene.

“The death toll could surge because of the critical condition of the injured and the continuing fighting,” Libya’s Health Ministry Spokesman Wedad Abo Al-Niran told Reuters.

The Tripoli-based armed groups, which back the UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA), however, claimed that they continuously patrol the city and maintain “the situation is under control”.

Tripoli’s Southern residential areas, along the road leading to the destroyed airport, where the frontline currently lies, have suffered significant damage in the clashes, with houses shelled, cars torched and shops destroyed. Mortars, armored vehicles and trucks with mounted heavy machine guns are being deployed by the warring parties.

Many residents have fled their homes fearing for their lives and are now concerned that their property will be looted. In the meantime, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), at least 8,000 others remain trapped in the conflict, with no opportunity to escape.

The Tripoli government acknowledged last week that it’s unable to restore order in the city on its own. The GNA addressed the UN mission to the country, asking it to “present the Security Council with the reality of the bloody events in Libya so that it can... protect the lives and property of civilians”.

The Seventh Brigade, or Kaniyat, from the eastern town of Tarhouna, launched an assault on the city in late August, allegedly triggered by media reports on the lavish lifestyles of local militant commanders from the Tripoli Revolutionaries’ Brigades (TRB) and the Nawasi.

Libya remains in chaos since the NATO-backed uprising led to the toppling and murder of the country’s long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011. The GNA is currently in control of Tripoli and the West of the country, while Eastern Lydia is run by the rival authorities, based in Tobruk. Although even they don't fully control the majority of the country, with dozens of militant groups ruling localities with the law of the gun.

Besides turning the country into a terrorist hotbed, the chaos in Libya has also opened the floodgates of human trafficking and mass migration into Europe. Even though the number of refugees taken by boat across the Mediterranean has somewhat dropped, after Italy agreed to train, equip, and finance the Libyan coastguard, nearly a quarter of migrants turned back by them have reportedly managed to flee detention facilities amid the mayhem in Tripoli.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has, meanwhile, expressed “alarm” over the situation in Tripoli and urged the sides to abide by the ceasefire deal, which was struck in early September. Guterres urged those responsible for “the violation of international humanitarian law and international human rights law” to be brought to justice.

FARSNEWS2018/9/24
Report: US Secretly Expanding Military Role in Tunisia
TEHRAN (FNA)- A recent report suggested that the United States is quietly expanding its role in Tunisia’s operations against militants near the western borders amid controversy inside the North African state over Washington’s military presence there.

The National Interest magazine earlier this month referred to a report by Task & Purpose – a news site run by military veterans – which said US Marine Corps Raiders were involved in a fierce battle in 2017 in an unnamed North African country, “where they fought beside partner forces” against what it called al-Qaeda militants.

Based on research and analysis carried out by the National Interest, the unnamed country could be Tunisia.

The Task & Purpose report cited a source with the United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) as saying that two US Marines had received citations for valor for that 2017 operation, without providing details about the location due to “classification considerations, force protection, and diplomatic sensitivities.”

The National Interest said the events in the award citations match those that had taken place in Tunisia back then.

“Research and analysis strongly suggest US involvement runs much deeper” than what is conveyed to the US public, the Interest wrote.

The US has maintained a military presence in Tunisia since 2014, when several dozen Special Operations Forces troops were deployed to the North African country’s restive western borderlands.

AFRICOM’s air force, according to the National Interest, has also carried out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions across Tunisia.

This is while the Tunisian society is rife with anti-US sentiment, with many criticizing the US military presence under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

The issue of American military presence has prompted heated debates at the Tunisian parliament. Opponents say it is a matter of national sovereignty.

The US military has in recent years used the presence of Takfiri terrorists to build up its presence across the continent, where it has over 6,000 boots on the ground.

The report by the National Interest echoed a secret US secret mission in Niger in 2017, when four US Special Operations Forces soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected Daesh militants.

The deaths received wide media coverage, prompting the Pentagon to launch a probe into the incident.

The partial results of the probe released in May found mistakes on all military levels in the secret mission that resulted in the deaths.

The US also carries out controversial drone attacks in several countries, including Niger and Somalia, claiming to be targeting al-Qaeda, Daesh and Boko Haram elements.

However, local sources say civilians have been the main victims of the attacks.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 01:23| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

Russian fighter jets intercept U.S. F-22 Raptor flying over Syria

Defence-Blog.com
A Su-35S air-superiority fighter jet of Russia’s Aerospace Force has intercepted and visually identified the U.S. F-22 Raptor Raptor combat aircraft flying over Syria.

A photographs posted by unofficial Russia’s military pilot Instagram account on 24 September has confirmed an intercept of the U.S. F-22 Raptor Raptor combat aircraft by the Russian Su-35S fighter jet.

Photographs, made by the infrared search and track fire control system of the Russian Su-35S, shows in infrared spectrum an F-22 Raptor fighter jet flying over Syria.

The Su-35S infrared search and track system called the OLS-35 and includes an infrared sensor, laser rangefinder, target designator and television camera. This system to determine the general position of aircraft within a fifty-kilometer radius−potentially quite useful for detecting stealth aircraft, such as F-22, at shorter ranges.

The systems scans the airspace ahead of the jet for heat signatures caused by aircraft engines and/or plane’s surface friction caused by the aircraft flying through the air.

According to the Deagel.com, OLS-35 comprises a heat-seeker, a laser rangefinder/designator with new algorithms and advanced software to outperform its predecessor installed on the Su-27/Su-30 aircraft family. The Su-35 IRST is superior to the OEPS-27 in terms of range, precision and reliability.

But, the Su-35’s infrared search and track system (IRST) does not represent a panacea solution against stealth aircraft.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 00:47| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

2018年09月24日

年配者へ電子メール使用の勧め ショートメール これまでのまとめ

離れた土地に住む老親の動向を確認するには、ショートメールが向いているようです。スマホは年配者には文字入力が難しいので外付けキーボードを使います。

スマホとBluetooth ワイヤレス キーボードを買い、老親に使い方を教えます。

キーボードは日本語入力ができるものを。

スマホは電源入れっぱなしです。Bluetooth ワイヤレス キーボードは電池使用で使う時だけ、電源を入れます。

アイフォンの場合、ショートメールと電子メールは違うアイコンになっています。

毎日、ショートメールを開けてもらい、新着メールを確認してもらえばよいのです。

他のスマホも同じだろうと思いますが、「配信済」とか「開封済」という表示が出ます。

「配信済」のものが「開封済」にならず、なぜ遅れているのか不審に思ったら、電話をして確認できます。

ショートメールは、1通ごとに料金がかかるようですが低廉です。インターネット回線契約がなくても70文字以内の文章が送れます。

初期費用は、スマホ代(ファーウェイやゼンフォンには、2万円前後で買えるものがあります)、キーボード代(2000円強)、音声通話用SIM契約手数料など(3000円強)、毎月の料金はデータ+音声プラン 最低基本料金700円というところもあります。
SMS送信料 3円〜/1通
音声通話料金 20円/30秒
登録事務手数料 3,000円
SIMカード準備料 394円
最低利用期間 解約違約金  5,000円
データ通信は499MBまで無料(データ通信は使わない前提です)
SMS送信料は送信した側の負担。

これら一式揃えて親の家に備えておけばよいのです。初期費用26,000円程度。

年寄りが持ち歩いてくれればベストです。緊急ボタンがついているものがよいかもしれません。音声入力ができれば、「ヤスコに電話」で子供に電話をかけることもきるでしょう。

ショートメールは電話の信号線を使っているようです。災害時に音声通話はつながらなくてもショートメールはつながるということはありそうです。

そしてセキュリティの面では、どうもこれが一番安全らしい。電子メールを扱うサーバーからデータを大量に吸い上げるようなことは難しい、やってやれないことはないが、キャリヤーは音声通話と同じで相手方に送りつければ内容は残していないはずです。

傍受しようとすれば、交換機か回線のタッピングが必要ということになりそうです。

ショートメールは、あて先が数字だけなのでアルファベットが苦手の人も苦にならないはずです。

さて、一通り見てきました。
1 一般の社会関係からほぼ外れて肉親の見守りの対象になっているような人・・・ショートメール
2 悪いことを企んでいる人の内部連絡・・・ショートメール
3 一応、旧来の社会関係、社会参加の状況をできるだけ維持したいと思っている人・・・電子メール
4 バリバリの現役・・・電子メール+ショートメールの使い分け
5 現役で左寄りの人・・・電子メール+ショートメールの使い分け
電子メールは、Gmailなどのインスタントメールとプロバイダーなどがくれるメールアドレスの使い分け

このように考えますが、先達諸侯のご意見はどうでしょう。

2018年09月19日
年配者へ電子メール使用の勧め

2018年09月19日
年配者へ電子メール使用の勧め 実践編

2018年09月22日
年配者へ電子メール使用の勧め 警告編

2018年08月20日
爺さん婆さんもスマホが必要に

2018年08月22日
スマホの便利さを痛感 この夏スマホ研究に没頭することとなった発端です。2018/8/14、事件がありました。

2018年08月15日
ガラケーをスマホに変えてみようか その1

2018年08月16日
ガラケーをスマホに変えてみようか その2

2018年08月17日
ガラケーをスマホに変えてみようか その3

2018年08月17日
ガラケーをスマホに変えてみようか その4

2018年08月18日
ガラケーをスマホに変えてみようか その5

2018年08月27日
スマホを使ってみようか その1 音声でタクシー会社を探せた

2018年08月28日
スマホを使ってみようか その2 なんか物が次々に壊れていく

2018年09月24日
スマホを使ってみようか その3 久しぶりの徘徊
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 22:36| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

ロシアがシリアにS-300を引渡し レーダー情報網の整備へ

ロシアがIl-20情報収集機の撃墜を受けて対応措置を取ります。@ S-300のシリア引渡、A ロシアとシリアのレーダー情報網の統合、B 衛星航法、搭載レーダー、交信システムに障害を与える電子機器の配備です。

ロシアは、イスラエル軍の行動がシリア軍の誤攻撃を引き起こしたとしており、イスラエルが協定に基づいてロシア側に作戦行動に関する的確な情報を提供しなかったことを非難しています。

プーチンは、抑制的な発言をしていましたが、国内世論とそれに押された軍の強硬姿勢にこれらの対抗措置を承認せざるを得なかったものとみられます。

イスラエル軍機のシリア領空に侵入しての爆撃に対してはシリアはもともと撃墜できますが、これまでイスラエルの奇襲的なヒットエンドランの戦法にかき回され、シリアはイスラエル戦闘機の撃墜にはほとんど成功していませんでした。

しかし、S-300はその配備に米軍が強く反発するほどの能力を有し、今後はイスラエル機の撃墜が容易になります。射程250km。イスラエルはもはやシリア上空を安易には飛べなくなると評されています。





RT2018/9/24
Russia to supply S-300 to Syria within 2 weeks after Il-20 downing during Israeli raid – MoD
Within two weeks Russia will deliver to Damascus an S-300 air defense system, previously suspended on a request by Israel. It comes as part of response to the downing of a Russian Il-20 plane amid an Israeli air raid on Syria.

Moscow accused Tel Aviv of failing to inform Russia about its impending attack on targets in Syria, which resulted in a downing of the Russian electronic warfare aircraft by Syrian return fire. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the defense ministry to take several measures in response to the incident, the ministry said in a statement on Monday.

Arguably, the most concerning thing for Israel will be the delivery to Syria of an S-300 anti-aircraft system, which will boost Syria’s capabilities to deny Israel access to its airspace. The system was purchased by Damascus several years ago, but never delivered.

“In 2013 on a request from the Israeli side we suspended the delivery to Syria of the S-300 system, which was ready to be sent with its Syrian crews trained to use it,” the statement said.

“The situation has changed, and not due to our fault.”

The S-300 is a relatively modern system capable of engaging targets at the range of up to 250 km. Syria’s current anti-aircraft systems are older models that didn’t stop Israel from attacking targets on Syrian territory.
Integration with Russian systems

The Russian military will also supply better control systems to Syrian Air Defense Troops, “which are only supplied to the Russian Armed Forces,” defense chief Sergey Shoigu elaborated. This will allow integration of Syrian and Russian military assets, allowing the Syrian to have better targeting information.

“The most important thing is that it will ensure identification of Russian aircraft by the Syrian air defense forces.” Potentially it would also expose Israeli aircraft tracked by Russian radar stations to Syrian fire.
Electronic warfare over Mediterranean


The third measure announced by the Russian defense ministry is a blanket of electronic countermeasures over Syrian coastline, which would “suppress satellite navigation, onboard radar systems and communications of warplanes attacking targets on Syrian territory.”

Shoigu said the measures are meant to “cool down ‘hotheads’ and prevent misjudged actions posing a risk to our service members.” He added that if such a development fails to materialize, the Russian military “would act in accordance to the situation.”

Commenting on the development later in the day, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the Russian leadership made the decision to protect Russian aircraft in Syria from further friendly fire incidents and “is not directed against third nations.”


RT2018/9/24
Russia’s S-300 delivery shows Israel who’s in charge, but not aimed at hurting relations – analysts

The deployment of the S-300 would reduce Israel’s ability to strike targets in Syria, although how much would depend on the number of batteries and the skill of the crews that would man them, said Nikolay Surkov, a senior researcher at the Moscow-based International Institute for World Economy and International Relations. Should Israel take risks or use more costly weapon systems, it may be able to conduct air strikes in Syria even after the planned upgrade, he said.

“They will have to use more assets, use armed drones and cruise missiles as opposed to fighter jets,” he said. “At least that’s what they told me when we discussed a possible delivery of the S-300 a few years ago… Of course this would be more difficult, more costly and more risky.”

The Russian expert believes that Israel may tolerate losses during sorties in Syria up to a point, possibly even ramping up attacks by way of retaliation, as was the case with the loss of a fighter jet in February. The worst-case scenario would be a full-blown air war in southern Syria not involving Russia directly.

“Russia has made its response and showed Israel how displeased it is. But Russia and Israel are partners, and neither side wishes to endanger this partnership. I believe a way forward that would satisfy both parties would be found. The Israelis would be more cautious in the future while Russia would refrain from further escalation,” Surkov predicted. “At the moment we don’t have a confrontation here, just mutual complaints.”

Similar messages, which signal Russia’s willingness to prevent the conflict with Israel from spiraling out of control, came from Moscow after the Defense Ministry’s statement. The Kremlin stressed that the measures taken by the military are not aimed at any third parties while the Foreign Ministry said Russia’s relations with Israel are too “massive and comprehensive” to be significantly hurt by the fallout from the Il-20 incident.

But Jay, the Lebanon-based journalist, pointed out that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may be limited by pressure at home in how he can deal with the situation.

“He has been resolving all the allegations of corruption through his political fortitude. He is doing really good at the moment, but this could be a game changer,” he said.
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:56| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

イランの軍事パレードで発砲 25人死亡

この事件はイラン軍には恥辱となりました。テロの背後にサウジがいるとしています。イランがどう対応するのか。




Terrorist Attack on Military Parade in Ahwaz

Several Casualties in Terror Attack on Military Parade in Ahwaz

AMN2018/9/24
IRGC head vows ‘crushing’ response to US, Israel over Ahvaz attack
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, issued a statement regarding the recent terrorist attack that occurred over the weekend in the city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.

In a televised speech on Monday before the funeral of the victims in Ahvaz, Salami blasted the United States and Israel over the deadly attack.

“You have seen our revenge before… You will see that our response will be crushing and devastating and you will regret what you have done,” Hossein Salami said.

The terrorist attack that took place in Ahvaz resulted in the death of at least 25 people and hospitalization of more than 50 others.

The Islamic State (ISIS) terror organization claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack; however, Iran has accused a number of states of being behind this latest act.

RT2018/9/22
Up to 25 killed, 50+ injured during attack on military parade in Iran – state media
An army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz has come under attack. Journalists and children are among those shot in an assault that has reportedly left over 20 people dead and more than 50 injured.

Gunmen opened fire from behind the stands during a military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday. The event was attended by members of the local elite, including the Ahvaz governor as well as high-ranking clerics and MPs. Shooting broke out several minutes into the event, which featured troops from the Iranian Army’s 92nd armored division.

The attack has left as many as 25 people dead, Iran’s official IRNA news agency reported. Some 60 people were wounded, including women and children. Journalists covering the parade also came under fire.

The assailants were apparently wearing military uniforms, and the attack lasted for about 10 minutes. The agency's Twitter account has released a set of photos showing the aftermath of the assault.

It is said that two out of four attackers were killed as troops and security forces returned fire. Two other assailants were arrested.

According to Irna, the assaults have been claimed by the "Patriotic Arab Democratic Movement in Ahwaz" group. The group blamed for the assault is affiliated with Saudi Arabia, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) spokesman Ramezan Sharif said, as cited by Press TV. Other Iranian media also consider the assailants to be linked to the Saudis, Iran’s regional arch rival. There has been no reaction from the Saudi side so far, nor has Tehran elaborated on the accusations.

Iran’s military later said that the terrorists were trained by two “Gulf countries” and had ties to the US and Israeli spy agency Mossad, Reuters reported citing brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi. Neither Washington nor Tel-Aviv have commented on the claim so far and Iran has also not elaborated on the accusation.

The attack comes as the nation commemorates the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War that ended in 1988. The anniversary was marked by a grand military event in Tehran, where mobile missile launchers, heavy armor, and troops paraded through the main street of the capital.

During the Tehran parade, Iranian leaders seized the opportunity to send a message to the US. Hassan Rouhani said Iran will never abandon its efforts to develop ballistic missiles, as these are “the most powerful weapons of the Islamic Republic.” He stressed their “defensive” nature, however.

RT2018/9/22
Dramatic footage made on the spot shows the moment assailants opened fire at troops participating in an Iranian Army parade in the southwestern city of Ahvaz.

The video emerged shortly after the attack took place. A trembling camera records soldiers lying on the ground while multiple gunshots are heard in the background. Several seconds into the footage, troops wearing body armor and carrying assault rifles are seen crawling through the area.

Warning! Footage contains scenes you may find disturbing.


RT2018/9/22
Several killed as militants open fire at military parade in southern Iran – state TV
Unknown assailants have attacked an army parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz, local media report. The attack has left several people dead, it is said.

Gunmen opened fire from behind the stands during a military parade in Ahvaz on Saturday, killing and injuring several people. The attack comes as the nation commemorates the end of the eight-year Iran-Iraq War.

Shooting broke out several minutes into the parade, which featured troops from the Iranian Army’s 92nd armored division, Iran’s ISNA news agency reported. The assailants were apparently wearing military uniforms, and the attack lasted for about 10 minutes.

The agency's Twitter account has released a set of photos showing the aftermath of the attack.

The gunfire has left as many as 20 people injured before the troops and security forces returned fire and eliminated the attackers, IRNA reports.

The parade was attended by members of the local elite, including the Ahvaz governor as well as high-ranking clerics and MPs. No one has claimed credit for the shooting yet.

AMN2018/9/22
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A group of unknown assailants targeted the Iranian Army parade in the town of Ahvaz this morning, the state-owned media reported.

According to Iranian state media, the unknown assailants opened fire on a number of people at the Iranian Army parade, resulting in several casualties.

FARSNEWS2018/9/22
Military Parades Start in Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Law Enforcement Police and Basij (volunteer) forces started nationwide parades in Tehran and other cities across the country on Saturday morning.

In Tehran, the ceremony took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital.

The parades mark the start of the Sacred Defense Week, commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.

Different units of Iran's military forces marched in uniform before top Army and IRGC commanders in a show of military might and defensive power.

The ceremony in Tehran was participated by senior military and government officials, including Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and President Hassan Rouhani, as well as foreign diplomats, military attaches and reporters.

Typical units of the Islamic Republic Army, the IRGC, Basij forces and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Law Enforcement Police participated in the parades.

Also, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and other commanders of the IRGC, Army and Basij forces participated in a similar ceremony in the Southern province of Hormozgan and the territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

Foreign delegates as well as military and civilian officials were also present in the ceremony. Ranking commanders of the Armed Forces also took part in the ceremony.

Different surface and subsurface vessels, air force and naval units of the Army and the IRGC participated in the parades in the Persian Gulf.


posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:41| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

スマホを使ってみようか その3 久しぶりの徘徊



Iphoneを使う機会がありません。

9/7 読者から防災アプリを入れよとの助言。アップルストアにクレジットカードを登録してYahoo防災アプリを入れた。そしてOCNでんわアプリも入れた。

だが、使用開始から2週間も経つのに触るのは充電時のみ。知り合いのおばさんが酔っ払って電話が1回、ショートメールが1、2回。

目下は、防災情報受信端末だから、使わないことに意味がある?

2018/9/9、暑さも少し弱まり、久しぶりに徘徊に出ました。もちろん、今回はハイテク情報機器フル装備です。

タブレットパソコンと測定器

7年前のオリンパスのデジカメで撮影しています。

Iphoneの初の外出。カメラを使ってみます。介護施設ができていて道を間違えたかと思いました。




次は縮小せずに原画の一部を切り出しています。これなら使えます。デジカメの購入は見送り確定。古いデジカメも出番が少なくなるでしょう。


近くのものを写すと。


スマホのカメラは、シャッターボタンに触るのは一瞬だけでよいのですね。知らなかったために山のように画像が撮影されていましたし、動画も多かったです。

Iphoneの他の機能では、地図を使いました。一時方向感覚がおかしくなったためです。

情報機器試用の一日で終わりましたが、上には上が。こちらは歩いて音を出すディスプレイ。録音を流しているのかと思いましたが、なんと看板の裏で可愛い若い女性がしゃべっていたのです。姿が隠されていて・・・なんともったいない。


測定器とタブレットパソコンの組み合わせ、毎秒の測定値cpmを記録することも出ますし、このようにグラフを描かせることもできます。フル充電なら5時間は持ちます。ただ、右側にあるはずの平均値などの欄がなくなっています。グラフの表示が液晶表示オフにすると安定しない面があります。


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Iphoneとタブレットパソコンの間でミラーリングをやってみました。画面が大きくなってもあまり見やすくなりません。それに屋外ではWifiの親機がないのでこの方法は使えません。

タブレットパソコンの外部出力用HDMI端子を大きなモニターにつなぎましたが両脇、あるいは上下が開いてこれも見やすくありません。

Iphoneが全然活用されていません。

メインのデスクトップパソコンのサブ画面として使うことは簡単なようです。メインのデスクトップパソコンにGC10をつないでそのグラフをタブレットに表示させ、これをタブレットのキャプチャーソフトでキャプチャーしてアプロードなどということもできるかもしれません。この例のメリットは、タブレットをいつでも充電できるということだけです。

外出時はアイフォンを手に持つようになりました。2018/9/23の徘徊時に写した画像は、すべてアイフォンによるものです。カメラの使い方が今ひとつわかりません。短い動画が付属しています。ただこれは相手に知られずに写真を撮るのに便利です。

年配者には、アイフォンに外付けのキーボードが欲しいです。
Bluetooth ワイヤレス キーボード マルチOS が2千円強で売られています。もっと使うようになったら買わないといけません。

Bluetooth利用のテザリングもやってみます。ブルーツースでのペアリングをやってみました。スティックパソコンとタブレットの間ではペアが組めましたが、アイフォンとの間ではつながりませんでした。

スティックパソコンとタブレットの間ではファイルを送れる画面までは開けました。

Wifi利用のほうが確実ですね。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:51| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

床を這いずり回るようになっても介護施設には入りたくない

思い出したが、昨日はちょっと重要な知らせを受けていたのだった。

若い時の友人が介護施設に入っている。あまりに自分勝手で付き合いきれないので、もう縁切りしたのだが、介護施設を替わったらしい。

介護施設は新しく入り直すと相当なカネがかかるはず。本人は、新しい介護施設は「変な人」ばっかりだと別の友人に訴えたらしい。

その別の友人は、その話を自分で抱えているのが辛くて私に電話をしてきた。これまで面倒を見てくれていた息子も電話を途中で切るのだと言っていたと。

私は、「これまでの介護施設で何か問題を起こしたんじゃないか。そんなの本人の自業自得だよ。家族が見放したのに我々があなたができることなんかないよ。」

と冷たく言い放ったのだった。

この介護施設の元友人は、中年の分別盛りになってからも遠隔の先輩に死にたいと書き送り、その先輩から何とかしてくれと連絡が入り、特急列車で会いに行ったことがある。

確かに、私がこの元友人と同じ介護施設に入ったら、私が逃げ出したくなると思う。

実は、数か月前にこの元友人が入所している介護施設の最寄り駅を通ったのだが、施設の名前がはっきりしなかったこととどの施設でも駅からタクシー利用が必要だったので寄らなかったのだ。

このブログの読者はよくお分かりだろうが、私は協調性に欠けるし、残り少ない人生を周りに合わせて我慢して生きる気などさらさらない。介護が必要になっても、子供が同居して面倒を見てくれるとも思っていない。

歩けなくなって床を這いずり回るようになっても、なんとか車椅子で移動できるように小型車椅子に収まる体にしなければならない。それが生き延びる道だ。

このブログは、年配男性の読者はほとんどいないだろうから書いても無駄だが、歳を取っての我がままが強まると、確実に周りは離れていく。介護施設入居で楽しい日々を送れる方なら後はカネの問題だが、それまで静かに暮らしてきた人には苦痛も多いと思う。

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えっえー! 暗〜い敬老の日の1週間後!! SYさんから引用開始。
 
車椅子の心配はしなくても大丈夫です。

体が動かなくなれば、痩せるばかりで体重維持はできません。 歳をとってからの車椅子生活は期待しない方がいいです。骨折や膝の故障でもない限り、移動できる体力があれば歩けます。

体力そのものがなくなれば、人に移動を頼むときの補助手段に過ぎません。つまり、押してもらうための道具です。

寝ている時間の方が長くなり、生活の様々な面で介助が必要になります。

プロに頼めばできるだけ自尊心が傷つかないように対応してもらえますが、そうなるともう時間の問題です。

歩ければ10年、歩けなくなったら5年ですね。 介護施設は私も入りたくありませんが、自宅で何とかする方にどんどん移行しているようです。

同居人がいないのなら、ヘルパーを頼む必要がありますので、自宅内の整理を早めにする必要があります。 それは自分にしかできないので、最大の難事です。年金がなくて働いていたりしたら時間も取れません。

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はーっ、はーっ なんか落ち込んでしまうな〜。他人事じゃないんだ。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 12:03| Comment(1) | 日記