Hi there, !
Today Mon 06/24/2019 Sun 06/23/2019 Sat 06/22/2019 Fri 06/21/2019 Thu 06/20/2019 Wed 06/19/2019 Tue 06/18/2019 Archives
Rantburg
422691 articles and 1483717 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 83 articles and 191 comments as of 7:15.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
Niger Says 18 IS Fighters Killed in Joint Operation with U.S.
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 1: WoT Operations
3 14:43 Rambler in Virginia [170] 
4 10:52 JohnQC [206] 
0 [88] 
1 12:57 Dron66046 [113] 
0 [110] 
1 18:49 swksvolFF [132] 
4 15:10 Skidmark [220] 
0 [78] 
2 12:08 gorb [98] 
1 13:33 Yosemite Sam [85] 
2 10:26 Chereting Pelosi1889 [97] 
0 [69] 
0 [63] 
0 [67] 
2 08:52 Woodrow [114] 
0 [78] 
0 [106] 
0 [75] 
0 [111] 
2 04:24 Skidmark [167] 
0 [101] 
0 [91] 
0 [74] 
1 06:44 Mercutio [166] 
0 [81] 
0 [79] 
Page 2: WoT Background
0 [78]
0 [92]
0 [94]
9 22:59 Elmerert Hupens2660 [264]
1 16:38 swksvolFF [115]
2 17:36 swksvolFF [129]
15 21:46 swksvolFF [289]
1 09:35 Dron66046 [97]
0 [78]
0 [74]
2 14:10 Dron66046 [110]
0 [87]
0 [73]
1 10:02 Chereting Pelosi1889 [99]
7 20:49 Frank G [217]
0 [98]
6 19:55 magpie [217]
0 [97]
8 17:53 Elmomong Speasing6180 [217]
4 10:56 Procopius2k [208]
Page 3: Non-WoT
0 [66]
0 [68]
3 15:57 Phaick Uneretle6310 [141]
3 23:18 Dale [139]
7 10:58 Procopius2k [237]
6 08:51 Frank G [304]
10 15:50 Besoeker [236]
4 14:38 Skidmark [187]
0 [84]
5 14:40 Skidmark [175]
0 [68]
1 10:05 Mullah Richard [106]
0 [91]
1 12:26 Frank G [86]
0 [157]
3 08:51 M. Murcek [183]
3 16:36 swksvolFF [157]
0 [73]
2 16:16 Bobby [126]
6 13:13 Dron66046 [171]
3 11:15 European Conservative [182]
4 11:04 Procopius2k [205]
Page 4: Opinion
1 12:28 gorb [147]
2 22:46 Elmerert Hupens2660 [168]
0 [91]
4 16:36 swksvolFF [212]
2 13:25 Dron66046 [186]
4 11:08 Procopius2k [182]
2 10:00 JohnQC [175]
1 05:31 no mo uro [105]
10 16:04 Rambler in Virginia [258]
6 21:57 DooDahMan [224]
Page 6: Politix
0 [124]
6 23:55 Voldemort Flineling2268 [251]
6 09:43 JohnQC [182]
3 12:44 Tom [228]
4 09:38 JohnQC [224]
-Land of the Free
Border Patrol agents responding to a broken down dump truck stumble on more than a hundred undocumented migrants wandering through ranch land in scorching temperatures near Mexico-Texas border
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/21/2019 05:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:

#1  undocumented migrants

Illegal aliens. They sure the hell aren't "migrating". Migration involves two way traffic from seasonal living locations. Just another example to dishonestly rename crap.

War is not "conflict", IEDs are bombs not devices (see the cold war atomic bombs renamed "devices"). Islamic horde jihadist are sure the hell not militants or fighters. They are Muslim terrorists. Following Muhamhead's pure example of bloodthirsty quest for "booty" and sex.

Then there is the hateful Christaphobics renaming BC ( BC used to be known as "a.C.n.", an abbreviation of "Ante Christum Natum", which is Latin for "before the birth of Christ".) and AD (abbreviation of anno Domini Nostri Jesu Christi, Latin for "in the year of our Lord Jesus Christ"). Christ, western civilization (historical) changed to some bullshit BCE/CE.

Crossdressers with their unpruned original equipment, taking hormones are not transexuals. LGPQPMS-PBS or whatever.

All in an attempt to avoid some fake offended badly educated union teacher brainwashed poorly parented children, from crying with their crayons in fluffy bunny safe spaces. Orwellian PC will be the death of this nation.

I apologize for nothing and thank Skid for another informative link. I just think we need to be honest and honor our great western culture, traditions and history. With love and deepest respect to all Burgers.

Now where the hell is my coffee :)
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/21/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Preach it, brother. Preach it!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/21/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  I always wondered what the BCE was. Before Christian Era, I thought. It's Before Common Era. Bastards. Yes, it began with the 'doctrine of white guilt'. Taught in colleges, churches, in schools, television and then became a creed. Enjoined with this new sodomite creed, it's a weapon. With it, the socialist knows he can guilt Americans into destroying their own republic.

What people need is not a skinny, pink-shirted self-pity trip but real character, which only comes from a judeo-christian upbringing and which they want to obliterate.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/21/2019 10:16 Comments || Top||

#4  undocumented illegals migrants = Democrat voter, fixed
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/21/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan force conducted 11 Joint, 74 Special Operations in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops conducted 11 joint operations and 74 Special Operations in various provinces in the past 24 hours.

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) in a statement said Wednesday that the Afghan Air Force also conducted 10 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s against the hideouts of the terror groups.

The statement further added that the operations were conducted in Faryab, Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Kandahar, Zabul, Maidan Wardak, Kunar, Kunduz, Takhar, Badakhshan, Balkh, Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

, Ghor, Ghazni and Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
provinces.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the security forces killed more than 20 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS bully boyz during the same operations.

The anti-government armed bully boyz have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


24 Taliban and ISIS militants renounce violence in Nangarhar province
[KhaamaPress] A group of 24 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS snuffies renounced violence and joined grinding of the peace processor in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The Governor’s Office of Nangarhar in a statement said Wednesday the Taliban and ISIS snuffies renounced violence due to the efforts of provincial intelligence officials.

The statement further added that snuffies have vowed not to return to the battlefield again.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter wished he had thought to pack sun block...
the governor of Nangarhar Shah Mahmood Mia Khel said 7 ISIS snuffies and 17 Taliban fighters renounced violence and joined grinding of the peace processor.

Mia Khel further added that the snuffies also handed over their weapons to security forces.

He also added that the snuffies were involved in destructive activities in Surkh Rod, Chaparhar, Khogyani, Momandara, Lalpur and Ghani Khel districts.

According to Mia Khel, around 550 ISIS and Talibs have renounced violence in Nangarhar province since the start of the year.
If they all permanently retired from jihad, that’s impressive. If they’re just taking a little holiday, that’s impressive in a different way.
Both Taliban and Nangarhar are active in some remote districts of Nangarhar and often conduct terrorist related activities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bullshit, outnumbered and or buying time. A tactic often used by Moohamman. Laying low until a jihad death blow.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/21/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Mini-hudnas!
Posted by: gorb || 06/21/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||


Afghan Special Forces kill 24 militants, destroy IEDs and explosives in Faryab and Kunduz
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 24 Talibs during an operation Faryab province.

The Special Forces conducted the operation in Ghormach district of Faryab.

The informed military sources said Thursday that the Special Forces also maimed 2 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons and improvised bomb during the same operation.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other leg......
the Afghan Special Forces destroyed 2 improvised bombs, several pressure plates and a small cache of explosives in Kunduz province.

The military sources said the operation was conducted in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz.

The anti-government armed gunnies have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  how good are the afghan sf? i dont have an understanding? thx.
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 06/21/2019 13:33 Comments || Top||


4 militants killed, 50 thousand kgs of opium and 4,400 rounds of ammunition confiscated in Farah
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed four Talibs including one of their key commanders during the operations in Farah province.

The Police Headquarters of Farah in a statement said the Afghan Special Forces killed a key Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
commander and his fighter during an operation in Khak-e-Safid district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces also maimed another Taliban Death Eater during the same operation.

The Special Forces also confiscated 50,000 kilograms of opium, 4400 rounds of amunition, 5 weapons, 7 motorycles and 4 vehicles during the operation.

The Police Headquarters of Farah also added that Special Forces destroyed the confiscated opium and munitions together with two compounds of Taliban and drug lab of the group.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's other gun out of his other hand......
the Police Headquarters of Farah said a coalition Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed two Death Eaters of Taliban commander Mawlavi Esmat in Qala-e-Nasrullah area of Bala Bolok district.

The airstrike also destroyed a vehicle packed with explosives and weapon, the statement added.

The anti-government armed elements have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Rule of thumb: 13 kgs. of opium are harvested from one hectare of poppy.
Processed morphine hydrochloride is usually pressed into small brick-sized blocks in a press and wrapped in paper or cloth. The most common block size weighs about 1.3 kilograms (1 1/4 lbs). They are then transported to heroin labs.

Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/21/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Calculation wrong. I kilogram = 2.2 pounds.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/21/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||


12 Taliban militants killed, 2 detained in Logar, Wardak and Uruzgan provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 12 Talibs and detained two others during the operations in three provinces.

The military officials in a statement said Thursday the Afghan Special Forces detained two Talibs in Kharwar district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The officials further added that an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed one Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
bully boy in Chak-e Wardak district of Wardak province.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter wished he had a cup of coffee. Even instant would do...
the security forces conducted airstrikes in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan which killed 11 Taliban fighters.

The Talibs have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Explosion in Jalalabad city leaves 1 dead, 17 wounded
[KhaamaPress] An explosion in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province killed one person and injured at least 17 others.

The incident took place earlier today after a magnetic bomb planted in a vehicle went off.

Local officials confirmed that the bomb was planted in a Toyota Hilux type vehicle.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wrecked scow, Agent 49 felt gingerly for his head. It was still there. He had been hoping differently...
reports indicate the blast killed one person and maimed at least 20 others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:


3 Taliban militants killed, 2 detained in Balkh and Kunduz provinces
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 3 Talibs and detained 2 others during the operations in Balkh and Kunduz provinces.

The informed military sources said Wednesday that an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed 3 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters in Char Bolak district of Balkh province.

The sources further added that the Special Forces detained 2 Talibs during an operation in Qal’ah-ye Zal district of Kunduz province.

The security situation in some districts of Balkh and Kunduz provinces has tanked during the recent months.

Talibs are active in some districts of the two provinces and often conduct terrorist related activities.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
the Afghan forces are busy conducting counter-terrorism operations against the anti-government gangs in the two provinces.

The U.S. forces also conduct regular airstrikes in restive parts of the country to suppress Taliban and other anti-government holy warriors.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Kenya convicts 3 in Garissa terrorist massacre case
[DW] Three men have been convicted for supporting the 2015 Garissa University terrorist attack in Kenya. Though they were not among the button men, the trio knew the al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
assault would happen.


Three members of the bad boy Somali group al-Shabaab were found guilty by a Nairobi court on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit a terror attack in the 2015 assault at Garissa University in northeast Kenya that killed 148 people.

Kenyans Mohammed Ali Abikar, Hassan Edin Hassan and Rashid Charles Mberesero, a Tanzanian, "were members of the al-Shabaab terrorist group whose members carried out the attack," Judge Francis Andayi said. The men knew the attack would happen and did not inform authorities, the judge added.

A fourth defendant was acquitted. A fifth accused was acquitted earlier this year. The guilty will be sentenced in July.

Four button men from the al-Qaeda-affiliated Islamist group rampaged through Garissa University on April 2, 2015, before being killed by security forces the same day.

The snuffies separated the victims according to religion, letting Moslems free while killing Christians. Most of those killed were students.

The operation's suspected planner, Mohammed Mohamud, also named "Kuno," was killed in a joint US-Somali military operation in southwestern Somalia in 2016. al-Shabaab said he as killed by "US Crusaders."

Al-Shabaab is fighting to overthrow the government of Somalia, but regularly carries out attacks in Kenya, which has troops in its neighbor as part of an African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
force.

The Garissa University attack was the second-deadliest terror attack in Kenya after the bombing of the US Embassy in Nairobi in 1998. The al-Qaeda attack killed 213 people.

In 2013, al-Shabaab snuffies killed 67 people at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi. In January 2016, al-Shabaab attacked a Kenyan army outpost in southern Somalia, killing as many as 180 soldiers.

Earlier this year, another al-Shabaab attack on a Nairobi hotel killed more than 20 people.

US special forces are supporting Somali government forces and African Union troops fight al-Shabaab, with regular drone and Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on the bad boys.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 01:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Sudan prosecutor general sacked as new protests held
[DAWN] Sudan's military ruler on Thursday sacked the country's prosecutor general, days after charges of corruption were brought against ousted leader Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
as new protests got underway.

The dismissal came as General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan's deputy in the ruling military council announced that the criminal mastermind behind a deadly raid on a protest camp on June 3 had been identified.

Abdallah Ahmed will replace al-Waleed Sayyed Ahmed as prosecutor general, the official SUNA news agency reported, without giving any reason for the sacking.

Bashir appeared on Sunday in front of another prosecutor to face charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency.

Thursday's sacking also comes weeks after protesters were violently dispersed on June 3 by men in military uniforms who, according to witnesses, shot and beat demonstrators who had take part in a weeks-long sit-in outside the military headquarters.

The military council has steadfastly denied it had ordered the dispersal, but clarified it had ordered a purge of a nearby area notorious for "criminals" selling drugs.

The council has said that the purge of the area called Colombia was carried out only after a meeting of legal and security chiefs, which was attended by al-Waleed Sayyed Ahmed.

Last week he told news hounds he had attended the meeting but had left by the time the purge operation was discussed, saying: "In our presence, the dispersal of the sit-in was not even remotely discussed."

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa Subsaharan
Niger Says 18 IS Fighters Killed in Joint Operation with U.S.
[AnNahar] Eighteen members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in the Greater Sahara were killed in a joint operation by U.S., French and Niger troops near Niger's border with Mali, the defence ministry said Tuesday.

The June 8-18 operation took place "in the northern border region of Tongo Tongo targeting a gang of ISGS hard boyz implicated in an ambush on May 14," in which 28 Nigerien soldiers were killed, it said.

"The toll on the enemy side is: 18 hard boyz neutralised, five terrorists, of whom three are Nigerien, taken prisoner."

There were "no human or material losses" during the operation, which was codenamed ACONIT, it said.

"Important materiel was recovered including equipment belonging to the Niger armed forces which were taken by the attackers after the ambush," the statement said.

In October 2017, the ISGS grabbed credit for a raid which killed four U.S. soldiers and five Nigerien troops in the same region, a mere 20 kilometres from the Malian border.

On June 8, a U.S. army vehicle hit a landmine near the town of Ouallam, about 100 kilometres (60 miles) north of the capital Niamey, but there were no casualties.

The area is near a major training camp where Nigerien soldiers are trained to serve in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali.

Late Tuesday, button men attacked a cop shoppe on the northern edge of the Niger capital Niamey, killing two coppers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
India deploys two ships in Gulf of Oman after tanker attacks
[AlAhram] India's navy has deployed two ships in the Gulf of Oman to ensure safe passage for Indian-flagged vessels, the country's defence ministry said late on Thursday, a week after two oil tankers were attacked in the region.

The United States has blamed Iran for the attacks on a Norwegian-owned and a Japanese-owned tanker, raising concerns about further U.S.-Iranian confrontation.

Tehran has denied the allegation.

Indian naval ships named Chennai and Sunayna have been "deployed in the Gulf of Oman and Persian Gulf to undertake maritime security operations," the defence ministry said in a statement, adding that the navy is also conducting aerial surveillance of the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Hold up there India, it is under great authority that this may create tension with Pakistain.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/21/2019 18:49 Comments || Top||


Oil shippers boost security after mysterious attacks in Gulf
[Rudaw] A series of attacks on oil tankers near the Persian Gulf has ratcheted up tensions between the U.S. and Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
‐ and raised fears over the safety of one of Asia’s most vital energy trade routes, where about a fifth of the world’s oil passes through its narrowest at the Strait of Hormuz.

The attacks have jolted the shipping industry, with some of the 2,000 companies operating ships in the region on high alert and ordering their vessels to transit the Strait of Hormuz only during the daylight hours and at high speed.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Houthi forces launch ballistic missile at Saudi Coalition camp
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
forces have launched another ballistic missile into southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
this week, targeting a Coalition camp in the Najran
a city in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
. It is the capital of the province of the same name, a favored target of Houthi rocket forces because they can see it, so there's no math involved....
Province.

According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a Badr-F ballistic missile at Saudi Coalition camp in the al-Souh area near the Yemeni border.

The group did not say whether or not the missile hit the Saudi Coalition camp.

Since Monday, the Houthi forces have launched ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia on at least three occasions
Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


The Grand Turk
Turkey Jails 151 for Life in 'Coup Ringleaders' Trial
[AnNahar] A Ottoman Turkish court on Thursday gave life sentences to 151 people including senior military officers in one of the biggest trials over the 2016 failed bid to overthrow President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
The judge handed 128 of those convicted between one and 141 aggravated life terms each over the deaths of 139 people, for "violating the constitution" and "attempting to assassinate the president," the private DHA news agency reported.

Such sentences carry harsher prison conditions.

A further 23 individuals were given customary life sentences, the agency said, while 27 suspects received prison sentences of up to 20 years.

Among the suspects was US-based Moslem preacher Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world. Gülen and Erdogan used to be really good friends, but only one of them could be sultan, and Gülen lost...
, whom The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
accuses of ordering the attempted putsch in which left hundreds were killed and thousands more injured.

Gulen strongly denies the claims. Turkey has failed to secure his extradition.

Former air force chief Akin Ozturk and Mehmet Disli, the brother of former ruling party politician Saban Disli, who since September has served as Turkey's ambassador to the Netherlands, were among those convicted.

Lieutenant Colonel Levent Turkkan, who was the aide to then Chief of Staff General Hulusi Akar, was given one aggravated life sentence, state news agency Anadolu reported. Akar was appointed defence minister in July 2018.

Thirty-three suspects were acquitted.

- ERDOGAN AIDE SENTENCED -
The trial began in May 2017 in the country's largest courtroom inside a prison complex in Sincan, outside the capital Ankara.

The court also handed down an aggravated life sentence for "violating the constitution" to Colonel Ali Yazici, Erdogan's former military aide, Anadolu reported.

Yazici was already sentenced to 18 years in jail in 2017 after a trial of dozens who plotted to assassinate Erdogan at a luxury Aegean hotel during the coup attempt.

Former brigadier general Gokhan Sahin Sonmezates, who was suspected of leading an liquidation attempt against Erdogan on the night of the coup bid, was given 137 aggravated life sentences and a 540-year prison sentence, Anadolu said.

The judge ordered the case of 13 runaways including Gulen to be separated from the main coup ringleaders' trial.

The failed overthrow left 248 people dead, according to the Ottoman Turkish presidency, not including 24 coup-plotters killed on the night.

Dozens of those on trial were accused of being members of the "Peace At Home Council", the name the plotters apparently gave themselves on the night of the coup attempt.

Since July 2016, tens of thousands of people have been arrested over alleged links to the coup bid under a two-year state of emergency which ended last year.

But nationwide raids by police have continued and there are almost daily reports of public prosecutors issuing detention warrants for suspects over Gulen ties.

Nearly 290 coup-linked court cases have been launched, 261 of which ended with 3,239 defendants convicted, according to justice ministry figures given to AFP before the verdicts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  I wonder how many people are left out of prison in Turkey ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/21/2019 12:57 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Court sentences Lahore man to death over blasphemy
[DAWN] A sessions court in Lahore sentenced a man to death in a three-year-old blasphemy case and fined him Rs200,000.

In 2016, police had filed a first information report against a man identified as Saleem under Section 295-C of the Pakistain Penal Code after he had uttered blasphemous remarks in a public place in the Lohari Gate area.

According to Deputy Prosecutor General Muhammad Amjad,12 witnesses had recorded testimonies against Saleem. Six of the testimonies had been recorded in court, while the other half were recorded via video link due to security concerns.

Half the trial had been conducted in court, and the other half via video link while the accused remained in Camp Jail for security purposes. Additional sessions judge Faizul Hassan read the verdict out to Saleem over video link.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Death and a 200k fine ? Trial via 4G video link for blasphemy. Technology really modernized adjudication in the 'Stain.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/21/2019 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Yup and often the family, tribe is required, forced to pay the fine. Forcing financial and jihad enforcement of islam at ground, village level.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/21/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Paramilitary forces kill, wound 3 IS militants in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews) Anabr Operations Command of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Paramilitary forces) announced, on Thursday, killing an IS krazed killer, and wounding 2 others in the province. It also revealed that its forces foiled an attempt to attack area, west of Anbar.

Commander of Anbar Operations, Qassim Musleh, said in a press statement that al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s 13th and 18th brigades carried out a large-scale security operations in the western desert of Anbar.

He also added that the operation resulted in the killing of one of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
krazed killers, as well as wounding two others.

Furthermore, Musleh revealed that four warehouses and three vehicles belonging to the Islamic State, in addition to seizing another booby-trapped vehicle in Jagaifa Villages.

"The operation has helped to end the planned attacks on a number of western areas of Anbar, such as Qaim and Akashat Districts," Musleh said.

Musleh pointed out that the security forces will continue the operation to eliminate the presence of the Islamic State group in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi intelligence apprehend 3 terrorists in Diyala
Diyala (IraqiNews) Iraqi Intelligence Directorate announced, on Thursday, apprehending three gunnies in Diyala. It also indicated that one of them participated in a terrorist attack during the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
offensive on the province.

In a press statement, the directorate said, "Iraqi Intelligence forces (Diyala Operations Command), backed by the intelligence forces from the 74th brigade, managed to apprehend three gunnies in Jalawla ‐ Klar Road, in Diyala Province."

Yesterday, two Islamic State holy warriors were killed by an Iraqi warplane’s Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
, in the eastern province of Diyala.

Diyala witnessed months of escalating fighting between Iraqi troops and IS bad boys, especially in Jalawla and Saadiyah areas, north of the province, in addition to some areas near the town of Muqdadiyah.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel says it arrested Iranian spy operating in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] Israeli forces arrested an alleged Iranian spy earlier this year who had been operating in the West Bank, the Shin Bet security service reveals, amid escalating tensions with the Islamic Theocratic Republic over the collapsing nuclear deal.

According to the Shin Bet, a Jordanian national, Thaer Shafut, was sent into the West Bank last year "on behalf of Iranian intelligence to carry out missions that were meant to establish a network in Israel and the West Bank, which would be used for covert operations for the Iranians."

He entered Israeli territory in July-August 2018, after receiving instruction from Iranian operatives in Leb and Syria, the Shin Bet says.

He was told to establish business ties in Israel and the West Bank in order to form a base for this Iranian intelligence infrastructure.

Shafut was arrested in April, though this was kept gagged under the military censor until Thursday.

Just before his arrest, Shafut began making contact with people inside the West Bank with the goal of establishing this spy network, the Shin Bet says.

He was indicted on June 10 on charges of contacting a foreign agent, contacting an enemy organization and attempting to bring enemy funds into the region.

The end of the gag order comes hours after an American drone was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile in what the US military says was international airspace.
The Jerusalem Post adds:
The Shin Bet (Israeli security agency) arrested a Jordanian citizen, originally from Hebron, under the suspicion that he was acting as an Iranian spy.

The 32-year-old Thaar Shafout was arrested and, under interrogation, confessed that he was a Jordanian businessman carrying out missions to promote the establishment of infrastructure in Israel, as well as Judea and Samaria, which would serve clandestine Iranian activities.

Shafout originally met two representatives of Iranian intelligence in Jordan ‐ who acted under the aliases Abu Tsadek and Abu Jaafar ‐ and had several more meetings met with them throughout 2018 in Leb and Syria.

Tsadek and Jaafar instructed the Shafout to establish a business infrastructure in Israel as a cover for future Iranian activity, as well as to recruit more spies within the country to assist in gathering intelligence. He was then instructed to make business connections in Israel and in Judea and Samaria.

Shafout made several contacts "in the field" so that they could assist him in his mission. He initiated the creation of a plant in Jordan that would hire Shi’ite workers and serve as an anchor for future Iranian activity over the border in Israel. The Iranian contacts agreed to give an initial investment of $500,000 to create the plant, as well as more later to establish operations in the field. The contacts also gave him encrypted means of communication in order to contact them.

Iranian intelligence, according to Shafout, intended to use him to transfer funds to terrorist contacts throughout Israel. They wished for him ‐ once he finished carrying out all of the tasks for them in Israel ‐ to come to Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and finish his training as a spy.

The Shin Bet’s capture of Shafout thwarted all of these plans by the Iranian intelligence.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Maritime Security: Tanker Attacks Spark Call-Ups For Guards
[Feral Jundi] I haven’t posted a MarSec deal in awhile, and I thought this was relevant. Basically tankers have been getting attacked in the Gulf of Oman, and this is really freaking out the shipping industry. The various MarSec companies are getting bombarded with calls for security, and it is reminiscent of the days when the Somali Pirates was the big problem.

The difference here is Iran, and/or it’s proxies are the attackers. So this is a case of private security defending vessels against state sponsored actions. Crazy.... Kind of like defending merchant ships against Germany’s U-boats during WW 1 and 2.

The article also delves into what has happened to the MarSec industry over the years. Salaries have decreased, and cheaper guards have been used to fill the need for armed guards on boats. The problem with this is that they may be cheap, but you get what you pay for. Some Indian or Eastern European guard is definitely not the equivalent to a highly trained Royal Marine or Navy SEAL... Just saying. But that is where the industry has gone over the years. There have also been incidents where guards have been imprisoned by states, which is an interesting thought for this deal with Iran.

Iran might view the ships as targets to not only blow up, but to also take hostages. You never know with this stuff and everything has to be considered with this type of enemy. Just look at the historic examples of what Iran has done. 52 American hostages were held for 444 days back in the late seventies as a means of attacking the west. So a guard force is definitely important for these vessels.

In the case of these recent attacks, limpet mines were attached to the vessels. Any guard force assigned to a vessel will have to have the means to look for these things. I would say SEALs or similar former military types, with a diving background and naval special warfare experience would be the optimum resource for this type of threat.

Other types of attacks might include missiles or armed UAVs, like what the Houthis have been using in Yemen. Do shipping companies have a counter-UAV capability? Or a counter-missile battery? Good question, but if munitions like this are launched at ships, shipping companies will have to re-calibrate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/21/2019 08:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Might turn out to be a good thing. More jobs for retired personnel and contractors if specialized security is needed. Bad news for those somali monkeys.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/21/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Just make it clear that if they're going after civilian shipping going about its lawful business, then they AIN'T Revolutionary Guard, they AIN'T 'state actors' - they're pirates and will be treated as such.

Bullies tend to get very careful very quick when it's clear that they only stand a 50/50 chance of coming home alive.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/21/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Iran will just claim that the tanker "violated their territorial waters", and capture them. That's what they did when a US Navy boat wandered to close to their territorial limit.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/21/2019 14:43 Comments || Top||


US NOTAM prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft from operating over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman.
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Clearing for action?
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/21/2019 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 Clearing for action?
Posted by: Mercutio 2019-06-21 07:01


...If we have any sense, we're s@rewing with them.

During Operation Desert Shield, we would assemble huge formations of planes, fly them straight at the Iraqi border, and then turn them around at the last moment. We'd also jam their radars and comms at odd intervals, and we did both of those for months. The result was that both of those things came to be seen by the Iraqis as routine.

Until it wasn't.

Let the Iranians monitor the comm channels and the radars and the Moron Press(TM) who will tell them that we werethisclose to coming after them last night, and let all of that happen over and over.

Until it's routine.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/21/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  As an added bonus it will cause drooling insanity among the "hate America always" commenter cohort at ZeroHedge.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/21/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Kinda like the bad booze in the Dominican Republic.
Who would want to go there?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/21/2019 15:10 Comments || Top||


Jihadist corpses litter battlefield after failed assault in northwestern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched an assault on several towns in northwestern Hama on Tuesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions near the Idlib Governorate’s border.

Led by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and Jaish al-Izza, the holy warriors began their attack by storming the Syrian Army’s positions at Qasabiyah, Jamleh, and Kafr Houd in the Hama and Idlib countrysides.

These attacks in northwestern Syria would ultimately fail after the jihadist rebels suffered a large number of casualties. and heavy losses to their military equipment.

According to a military source in northwestern Hama, the Syrian Army killed an estimated 25-35 bully boys, while the Tiger Forces’ media wing put the corpse count as high as 65.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Fine their families $200 each for littering.
Posted by: gorb || 06/21/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  $200, but that's a bus ticket back to London, Frankfurt or Paris. How are the wives going to get home?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/21/2019 4:24 Comments || Top||


Fierce clashes break out between Turkish-backed rebel groups in eastern Aleppo
[ALMASDARNEWS] Heavy festivities broke out in the eastern Aleppo city of al-Bab on Thursday when two Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel groups exchanged hostilities.

According to a report from the Aleppo countryside, several members of the al-Hamza Divison and Sultan Murad Brigade were involved in a heavy exchange of gunfire in al-Bab, resulting in a number of casualties within the ranks of both rebel groups.

The reason for the infighting is still unknown at this time; however, the two groups have clashed in the past.

The Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels have been in control of al-Bab since 2016; they captured the city from the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) following a short campaign to establish a presence in the area.
Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Jihadists beat back another Syrian Army attack in northwestern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched two attacks on the strategic hilltop of Tal Malah, Thursday, in a bid to reopen the main road from Sqaylabiyeh and Mhardeh.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army’s first attack on Tal Malah was quickly repelled by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and their allies from the National Liberation Front
...the Turkic paramilitaries intended to replace with their native jihadi ferocity all the highly trained Turkish soldiers Sultan Erdogan I the much beloved has jailed in the last few years for not worshipping the ground he walks upon. The Uighurs and so forth who did not join Al Nusra or ISIS seem to have ended up here...
Following the first failed attack, the Syrian Arab Army regrouped to make another push to capture Tal Malah and the nearby town of Jibeen.

The Syrian Arab Army was able to score an initial advance in northwestern Hama on Thursday afternoon, paving the way for their forces to reach the outskirts of Jibeen.

However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
not long after making this advance, the Syrian Arab Army was forced to withdraw from the Jibeen outskirts after suffering a number of casualties.

Thursday’s attack by the Syrian Army on Tal Malah marked the first time in a week that they have stormed this imperative site in northwestern Hama.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Video released by #IRGC shows the moment of shooting down an intruding American spy drone, US says was 34 km from coast
[TWITTER] U.S. Says Downed Drone was Some 34 Km from Iran Coast

[AnNahar] A U.S. spy drone was some 34 kilometers (21 miles) from the nearest point in Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
when it was shot down over the Strait of Hormuz by an Iranian surface-to-air missile Thursday, a U.S. general said.

"This dangerous and escalatory attack was irresponsible and occurred in the vicinity of established air corridors between Dubai, UAE, and Oman, possibly endangering innocent civilians," said Lieutenant General Joseph Guastella, who commands U.S. air forces in the region.

The Pentagon released a graphic pinpointing the position of the drone on a map of the Strait of Hormuz, the strategic passage through which much of the world's oil passes.

Guastella said the drone, a Navy variant of a high-flying Global Hawk, was over the Strait when it was hit and it fell into international waters.

"At the time of the intercept the RQ-4 was at high altitude, approximately 34 kilometers from the nearest point of land on the Iranian coast," he said, over a video to the Pentagon press briefing room.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard said the drone was shot down with a missile over the waters of Hormozgan province, which borders the north side of the Strait of Hormuz.

It said the drone departed Wednesday from a U.S. base on the south side of the Gulf, passed through the Strait of Hormuz and headed east toward the Iranian port of Chabahar on the Gulf of Oman.

On its return, according to the Guard, the drone was shot down at 1944 GMT Wednesday in a coastal area near Badar-e Jask on the Gulf of Oman.

"Iranian reports that this aircraft was shot down over Iran are categorically false," Guardella said. US Central Command said the drone was shot down at approximately 2335 GMT.

The Pentagon released a video showing the fall of a brilliant object trailed by a streak of black smoke.
Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  via Instapundit:

“Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced: ‘Shooting down the American spy drone had a clear, decisive, firm and accurate message,’

I prefer my salami sliced......
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/21/2019 6:44 Comments || Top||


Jihadists allegedly hit Syrian military jet with anti-aircraft missile
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
alleged on Wednesday that their group hit a Syrian military jet with an anti-aircraft missile (i.e. MANPADS) in the Hama countryside.

According to the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham claim, they hit the Syrian jet as it was flying back to its home base in the Hama Governorate.

After the missile hit the jet, the Syrian Air Force pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at the nearby Hama Military Airport.

Al-Masdar has reached out to the Syrian military this morning to confirm this claim by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham; they have yet to respond.

If this report proves true, this will mark the second time this month that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham and their allies have struck a Syrian jet with an anti-aircraft missile.

The first attack was confirmed by the Syrian military, who said their veteran pilot was able to return safely to his home base after the missile strike.

While it is not necessarily clear what kind of MANPADS the jihadist forces are using, they have captured a number of these missiles from the Syrian military over the years.

Furthermore, there have been reports of the Ottoman Turkish military providing these anti-aircraft missiles to the Death Eaters in northwestern Syria; however, these claims have not been confirmed.

Posted by: Fred || 06/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



Who's in the News
42[untagged]
12Govt of Iran
6Taliban
5Islamic State
5Sublime Porte
4Govt of Pakistan
3al-Nusra
2al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Houthis
1Govt of Sudan
1Govt of Iran Proxies
1Commies

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
RSS Links
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog
Hair Through the Ages










On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2019-06-21
  Niger Says 18 IS Fighters Killed in Joint Operation with U.S.
Thu 2019-06-20
  Presidential Motorcade: Individual taken into custody by Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers
Wed 2019-06-19
  Spain busts gang that helped finance al-Qaeda in Syria
Tue 2019-06-18
  Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network
Mon 2019-06-17
  Mohammed Morsi titzup
Sun 2019-06-16
  Maldives seek foreign help to deal with IS fighters
Sat 2019-06-15
  Iranian boat fired missile at US drone prior to tanker attack, US official says
Fri 2019-06-14
  Tanker Front Altair is on fire according to Bloomberg
Thu 2019-06-13
  Middle East on alert as two oil tankers are hit by explosions and one 'sinks' in suspected 'torpedo attack' in Gulf of Oman
Wed 2019-06-12
  Boko Haram kills at least 26 people in Cameroon
Tue 2019-06-11
  At least 95 killed in central Mali village attack
Mon 2019-06-10
  Iran ammonium-nitrate stash in London and around the world ignored for 2015 Iran deal
Sun 2019-06-09
  Tunisian-German couple in court over ‘ricin attack plot’
Sat 2019-06-08
  U.S., Mexico: Trump Announces Deal With Mexico, Suspends Tariff Threat
Fri 2019-06-07
  Houthis kill imam, 9 worshippers for following Saudi Eid al-Fitr moon sighting

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
34.236.38.146
Paypal:
WoT Background (20)    Non-WoT (22)    Opinion (10)    (0)    Politix (5)