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Good Afternoon
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2018 15:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Today's Bloid says everything that needs to be said, Fred.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 18:05 Comments || Top||


--Tech & Moderator Notes
9/11/2018: On this day, we remember


Fred Pruitt's post on that date can be read here.

September 12, 2001

September 13, 2001
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Never Forgive. Never Forget
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2018 13:48 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and destroy all who dare attempt jihad until it is bred out of them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 14:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes to #1 and #2.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/11/2018 14:45 Comments || Top||

#4  I stumbled upon Rantburg as I was searching for real information on the ‘war on terror’. Still my most visited website.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/11/2018 18:40 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Border Patrol agent is shot at while sitting in his parked car as Mexican authorities detain armed suspect
[DailyMail]
  • Shooting took place at around 2:15am on Sunday morning along California's border with Mexico

  • Agent was sitting in marked patrol car near San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego

  • Gunman fired two shots which hit driver's side of Border Patrol vehicle

  • Mexican authorities detained a suspect who was armed
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  a previous deportee
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2018 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  THE WALL???????
Posted by: ranture || 09/11/2018 12:34 Comments || Top||

#3  THE WALL???????

7.62x51mm NATO - 146 gr FMJ - Malaysian Surplus - 540 Rounds in 50 Cal Ammo Can $.50 each

Brick $14.50 sqft






Pick your stone.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 14:01 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Mortar attack leaves 12 members of a family dead, wounded in Helmand
Pashtuns will be Pashtuns...
[KhaamaPress] At least twelve civilians, all members of a single family, were killed or maimed in a mortar attack in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province of Afghanistan.

Provincial governor’s front man Omar Zwak confirmed the incident and said six non-combatants were killed in the attack.

Zwak further added that the incident took place at around 9pm local time in the restive Greshk district.

According to Zwak, a mortar round landed on a residential house in the vicinity of Yakhchal area, leaving at least six dead and six others maimed.

He also added that the women and kiddies are among those killed or maimed and all victims belong to the same family.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit behind the attack.

Helmand is among the relatively volatile provinces in South of Afghanistan where the anti-government armed hard boys, particularly the Talibs are actively operating in some of its districts and often carry out attacks against the government and security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But...oh, good.
No bunnies were injured.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 6:55 Comments || Top||


Kabul: 110 arrested for gun s3x, ISIS claims Sunday’s suicide attack


More than 100 arrested in connection to aerial firings in Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] More than one hundred people have been arrested in connection to the aerial firings in Kabul city as the country marks the Week of Martyrs coinciding with the death of the former Mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said at least one hundred and ten people have been arrested by the security forces in connection to the aerial firings in various parts of the city.

The statement further added that the security forces have also confiscated ten weapons and at least twenty five vehicles during the same operations.

This comes as the Ministry of Public Health had earlier said at least thirteen people have sustained injuries due to the aerial firings in the capital.

In another incident, at least seven people were killed and at least twenty four others sustained injuries after a suicide bomber targeted a convoy of the supporters of late Ahmad Shah Massoud who were marching in the streets of the city.

The Ministry of Interior said the incident took place at around 3pm local time in Taimani area in the vicinity of the 4th police district of the city.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the incident but the Kabul Garrison Command had earlier warned regarding the possible attacks during the Week of Martyrs in the city.

ISIS claims suicide attack on the supporters of Massoud in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, has claimed the suicide attack on a convoy of the supporters of Ahmad Shah Massoud in Kabul city.

The group issued a statement claiming that the attack was carried out by one of the suicide bombers of ISIS Khurasan Talha Khurasani.

The statement further added that the attack has inflicted casualties on at least 55 people.

However, the officials said late on Sunday that the attack has left at least 7 dead and while 24 others sustained injuries.

The Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanikzai said the attack was carried out at around 3pm local time by a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle.

The convoy was targeted in the vicinity of the 4th police district of the city in Taimani area as they were marching to mark the death of the former Mujahideen leader Ahmad Shah Massoud.

The Ministry of Interior in a statement confirmed that the suicide attack left at least 7 people dead and at least 24 others sustained injuries in the attack.

Another security source had earlier said at least 9 people have been killed and nearly 20 others have sustained injuries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Dozens of Afghan Forces Killed In North
More on this story from yesterday.
[ToloNews] Afghan security forces have suffered a heavy casualty toll as fresh waves of violence grips several regions in Sar-e-Pul, Kunduz, Jawzjan and Samangan provinces, local officials said.

Officials reported that the Taliban also suffered a heavy casualty toll.

Local officials in northern Jawzjan province have confirmed that the center of Kham Aab district of the province has fallen to the Taliban.

Ismael, the district police chief confirmed the center had collapsed after the Taliban stormed the district at about 4:15am local time early Monday morning.

According to Kunduz provincial council, over 30 bodies so far have been transferred to the provincial hospital. The bodies were recovered following battles in Dasht-e-Archi district of the province.

“Unfortunately, once again over 30 security force members have been killed and wounded in Dasht-e-Archi district. Now I am at the zonal hospital in Kunduz where I saw about 8 to 9 members of the Afghan Local Police who were wounded and martyred. There are reports that over 40 members of the police force and local police were either killed or wounded,” said Amruddin Wali, a member of Kunduz provincial council.

“The armed opponents launched a coordinated attack from multiple fronts on Dasht-e-Archi district, the attack was launched last night at around 12:30am on the check points of the security forces, but they faced a strong retaliation from the security forces; massive casualties were inflicted to the enemy. The enemy suffered 12 deaths and 16 injuries, unfortunately, two of the security force members were also martyred and four others were slightly wounded. The situation is currently under the control of the security forces and the enemy has escaped the area,” said Imamuddin Rahmani, Kunduz police spokesman.

The solidiers who were wounded in the battles have said that the lack of reinforcements was one of the key factors of the high casualty toll.

The Taliban also attacked the center of northern Sar-e-Pul province on Sunday night and heavy clashes are still ongoing, local officials confirmed.

The clashes started on Sunday night after the Taliban attacked the center of the province from three directions, a spokesman for the provincial governor Zabihullah Amani confirmed. He warned that “if government does not send reinforcements, the center will collapse to the Taliban.”

“Seventeen members of the security and defense forces have been martyred in Sar-e-Pul, three others wounded,” said Zahir Wahdat, Sar-e-Pul governor.

“Eight security force members were martyred and three others were wounded,” said Abdul Hafiz Khashi, head of the security department of Jawzjan police department.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban militants overrun Khamab district in Jawzjan province
[KhaamaPress] The local officials in northern Jawzjan confirm the Talibs have overrun the Khamab district after hours of heavy shootout.

Provincial police chief Faqir Mohammad Jawzjani confirmed that the district was overrun at around 4am local time today.

Jawzjani further added that both the Talibs and the national defense and security forces personnel have suffered casualties during the festivities.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
he said the exact number regarding the casualties inflicted on the security personnel and the Talibs have not been ascertained so far.

In the meantime, the security director of Jawzjan security commandment Abdul Hafiz Khashi said at least eight security personnel have bit the dust during the festivities and 3 others have sustained injuries.

He said the anti-government armed holy warriors have also sustained heavy casualties during the festivities but the exact number is not known yet as heavy festivities are still underway in the district.

Jawzjan has been among the relatively calm provinces in North of Afghanistan but the security situation of the province has tanked during the recent years.

Both the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS loyalists operate in some districts of the province and often carry out terrorist related activities.
Tolo News adds:
Ismael, the district police chief said, “Fifty security force members have been surrounded by Taliban and if government does not send reinforcements, the security forces will be killed in the clashes,” adding that “so far ten security force members have been killed in the ongoing clashes.”

“Seven security force members have been captured by the Taliban and seven uprising forces joined the Taliban,” he added.

The Taliban have also confirmed the attack and claimed that “the district was completely captured” by Taliban fighters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Heavy clashes underway in the outskirts of Sar Pul city
[KhaamaPress] Heavy clashes are underway between the Afghan National Defense and security Forces and the Taliban militants in the outskirts of Sar Pul city in North of Afghanistan.

The local officials confirm the clashes are underway between the two sides since last night.

Provincial governor’s spokesman Zabiullah Amani said the clashes erupted late on Sunday night and the two sides are still engaged in heavy gun battle.

He said both the Taliban and the Afghan forces have sustained casualties during the clashes but did not elaborate further regarding the exact number.

Security sources are saying that a military base has also collapsed into the hands of the Taliban militants but the local officials have not commented regarding the report so far.

This comes as the security situation has sharply deteriorated in northern Sar Pul province during the recent years amid rampant insurgency led by the Taliban and ISIS loyalists in Afghanistan.

Numerous infighting among the Taliban and ISIS loyalists have also been reported in Sar Pul and other northern provinces besides sporadic clashes between the Afghan forces and the anti-government armed militants.
Tolo News adds:
The clashes started on Sunday night after the Taliban attacked the center of the province from three directions, a spokesman for the provincial governor Zabihullah Amani confirmed. He warned that “if the government does not send reinforcements, the center will collapse to the Taliban.”

“Both sides have casualties but here is no exact information,” Amani said.

In the meantime, security sources said that a military base has fall to the Taliban in Balghali village in the center of the province, adding that “the Taliban attacked the capital of the province from Sayad district, and the west and northern parts of the city and are two kilometers far from the city.”

However, officials have not confirmed the fall of the military base but appealed for air support.

The officials have also confirmed that Sar-e-Pul – Jawzjan highway is closed to traffic and the Taliban created check posts.

This comes after the center of Kham Aab district of Jawzjan also fell to the Taliban early Monday after heavy clashes started on Sunday night.

Ismael, the district police chief said that “we have been surrounded with 50 security forces members and if the government does not send reinforcement, the security forces will be killed in the clashes.”

The Taliban have also confirmed the attack and claimed that “the district was completely captured” by Taliban fighters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Britain
Woman, 28, is charged with attempted murder over man's stabbing in town centre as police rule out terrorism
That should be “terrorism”. It ought to still count if it wasn’t formally organized by registered members of ISIS, et al.
[DailyMail]
  • Ayaan Ali, 28, allegedly stabbed a man in the shoulder after chasing him
  • Shoppers dived for cover in nearby stores during incident at 8am Saturday
  • Ali allegedly tried to stab others, including a window cleaner and stall holder
  • She was arrested in the train station and has will face court on Monday
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Europe
Germany jails Afghan asylum seeker for life in brutal murder
[KhaamaPress] An Afghan asylum seeker was tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
for life for brutally murdering a fellow asylum seeker in Germany.

The 30-year-old convict whose identity was disclosed by the authorities was awarded a life term by a court in the town of Traunstein earlier this year.

He had murdered a 38-year-old woman and a mother-of-four, in front of two of her children outside a supermarket in the southern city of Prien am Chiemsee last April. She was stabbed 16 times.

Prosecutors told the court in the town of Traunstein that the accused was furious because she had turned her back on the Islamic faith, according to AFP.
And by Sharia law he was required to kill her, so what right have the kufr of Germany to complain?
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Should've stuck to killing Dhimmis.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2018 2:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Merkel's intention is to inflict maximal damage on Western civilization.

'Asylum' is just a ruse.

In fact, the real asylum seeker's sanctuary in Western nations is being destroyed by the invasion of their persecutors.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/11/2018 5:52 Comments || Top||

#3  So this "life term" is like 10 years?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2018 7:13 Comments || Top||

#4 
“Be it so. This burning of widows is your custom; prepare the funeral pile. But my nation has also a custom. When men burn women alive we hang them, and confiscate all their property. My carpenters shall therefore erect gibbets on which to hang all concerned when the widow is consumed. Let us all act according to national customs." - Charles James Napier
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/11/2018 7:35 Comments || Top||

#5  The sentencing was in February.

The sentence virtually excludes the possibility of a release on probation after 15 years.

Still my expectation is that he will be released and deported to Afghanistan free to return to Germany using another identity after well under 15 years of prison time.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/11/2018 14:48 Comments || Top||

#6  So does Sharia law come a la carte, or do you have to accept the whole thing or not at all. Better ask an Imam!

He needs to disappear into a hellhole prison, tied over a pommel horse, never to be heard from again, except for his helpless wails outside the wall.
Posted by: gorb || 09/11/2018 15:47 Comments || Top||

#7  That's what I'm talking about. Don't sell yourself short, as mydad would say. Funny expression, come to think of it, given his background. Picturing his dad picking it up from previously prosperous pals in the CCC.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/11/2018 23:47 Comments || Top||


Two Britons are among seven people injured as 'Afghan who posed as child migrant' goes on knife rampage through Paris
More on this story from yesterday.
[DailyMail]
  • Man armed with knife and metal bar stabbed seven people in Paris rampage

  • Two Britons were among the injured, including one who was stabbed in the head

  • Suspect is Afghan in his 30s but carrying child identity documents, source says

  • Officers said attacker targeted strangers but there is no terror link at this stage

  • Petanque players threw metal boules at the man in an attempt to disarm him
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Suspect is Afghan in his 30s but carrying child identity documents, source says
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2018 2:22 Comments || Top||

#2  It's a well known problem that the establishment make sure people do not look into

The establishment need to be exported to the shitholes they imported people from.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/11/2018 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  IT WAS JUST HIS WAY OF SAYING BONJOUR
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/11/2018 9:32 Comments || Top||

#4  From Bright Pebbles’ link, a very useful clarification:

UPDATE. Paris fought back:

Witnesses cited by French media said a group of men playing boules threw heavy metal balls that are used in the popular game at the attacker, with one hitting him on the head and stalling him.

If you’ve ever played boules – I have, many times – you’ll appreciate how this strike might have stalled Afghan Stabby.

Thierry, a witness quoted on BFM TV, said a group of people then assailed the attacker.

"Someone with a wooden stick smashed him across the knees and he fell to the ground," he said. "Loads of people arrived, some were saying 'kill him' but one guy who was pinning him down said 'no, the last thing we must do is kill him.'"
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 10:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Embarrassed but harassed, they say,
By parasites paralysé,
"It's cruel we must school
This young fool with les boules!"
But when harried, they parried. Hooray.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/11/2018 13:06 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iranian troops cross border into Kurdistan Region: parties
[Rudaw] Iranian troops have crossed the border into the Kurdistan Region amid a build up of forces along the frontier, say Iranian Kurdish parties. A local mayor, however, said Iranian forces have not yet stepped into Kurdistan Region territory.

"IRGC forces entered Iraqi Kurdistan territory," tweeted the Kurdistan Democratic Party-Iran (KDP-I) Monday afternoon.

The Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI) confirmed the development and reported Iranian forces amassing at the border.

"The Islamic Theocratic Republic has made preparations on the border areas sending 150, 300, and 400 member teams," PDKI leadership member Khalid Wanawsha told Rudaw, adding that troop deployments are ongoing.

Iran fired seven surface-to-surface missiles over the border on Saturday, hitting the headquarters of PDKI and KDP-I, killing 17 and wounding more than 40, including members of the leadership who had gathered for meetings.

The missiles followed a week of artillery shelling by Iran that forced hundreds of villagers to flee their homes and sparked fires that burned hundreds of acres of farmlands.

"According to information we have obtained, an armed force was moved towards the heights of Kalishin and behind Sidakan," Wanawsha said, adding troops were sent in 15 groups.

Kalishin is located on the Kurdistan Region side of the border, 115km northeast of Erbil.

The Iranian forces are backed by helicopters and "brought with them a large amount of advanced weapons like missiles and katyusha," said Wanawsha.

The forces have "stationed missiles in some areas," Fuad Khaki, head of KDP-I's public relations department, told Rudaw.

"The amassing of this huge force is to fortify the borders and prevent any military operation by the East [Iranian] Kurdistan political parties," he added.

There have not yet been any reported festivities between in the infiltrating forces and Kurdish opposition parties or Kurdistan Region Peshmerga and Sidakan mayor Ihsan Chalabi said the Iranians have not crossed the border.

Wanawsha slammed the Iranian troop movement as "an outright violation of the illusory sovereignty of the Kurdistan Region."

He appealed to the KRG and regional countries to intervene with the Iranian government and pressure Tehran to end its aggression against the Kurdish parties.

Kurdish parties have resumed their armed struggle against the Islamic Theocratic Republic in recent years. They are seeking greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Iran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Four Kurds in Khanaqin found dead, decapitated
[Rudaw] Four kidnapped Kurds were killed and decapitated in Khanaqin on Monday, including a Peshmerga amid deteriorating conditions in the city.

"At 1:30 a.m. on Monday four Kurds from Khanaqin, after they had been kidnapped, were found decapitated," said Maj. Haider Wala, a member of Khanaqin’s security committee.

The four Kurds were kidnapped late Sunday night by gunnies in the city near the border with Iran, about 30 kilometers south of Kalar. Khanaqin’s police, the Iraqi Federal Police and Hashd al-Shaabi all followed up on the matter, only to find the four decapitated and thrown into a gorge, explained Wala.

"The killed are Kurds and are from Khanaqin ... among them is a Peshmerga," added Wala.

ISIS has not claimed the beheadings, but the method is reminiscent of the group’s tactics used against those who oppose their murderous Moslem ideology.

Also on the same night a bomb targeted a poultry house in Maydan village (about 42 kilometers southwest of Halabja), injuring an individual named Kamaran.

The deterioration of Khanaqin's security has been denounced by the residents, who have staged work strikes, closing down shops and staying at home, demanding the return of Kurdistan’s Peshmerga and other security apparatus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [61 views] Top|| File under:


Hundreds of Kurdish families flee border region fearing Iran shelling
[Rudaw] A week of bombardments on the Kurdistan Region’s borders by Iran has forced some 200 Kurdish families in the Balakayati area of Erbil to abandon their homes, and they have torched of hundreds of acres of farmland.

"We flee due to artillery and planes. We are tired of going to Sidakan and coming back," said Karim Mahmood, a villager in Barbazin area of Bradost.

The areas that came under the intense bombings are the mountains in Bradost and Balakayati.

In the Barbazin area of Bradost alone, nearly a hundred acres of pastures, groves, and orchards have been reduced to ashes.

Iran has set up an artillery base at Maidan Valley off-and-on targeting Kurdish farm land near the border, under the pretext of the presence of armed Kurdish opposition parties holed up in the Kurdistan Region.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) fired seven surface-to-surface missiles on Saturday, striking the Kurdistan Region refugee camps and headquarters of two Iranian-Kurdish parties, the PDKI and the KDP-I, while they were holding leadership meetings.

Seventeen people died, including several politicians, and 46 were maimed in the attack, according to figures from the health department. Since 1992, due to Iranian and Ottoman Turkish border bombardments, an estimated 650 villages have been emptied in Erbil and Duhok.

Kirmanj Izzat, the mayor of Soran said due to the Iranian and Ottoman Turkish attacks, "250 civilians have died since 1992."

He warned that "the Arclight airstrikes and artillery shelling are on the rise," leading to what he estimates as millions of dollars in damage to the areas.

Fearing growing uncertainty, villagers from 109 villages are afraid of rebuilding. Over the past three days, 11 villages were emptied, according to data from the Soran Municipality.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Iraq denounces Iranian missile strike on Kurds
[ARABNEWS] Baghdad on Sunday denounced Iranian missile strikes that have killed at least 15 people in the northern Iraq.

"Iraq protects the security of its neighbors and does not allow its territory to be used to threaten these countries," Foreign Ministry front man Ahmed Mahjoub said after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards admitted firing seven missiles targeting a dissident Iranian Kurdish group.

About 30 others were maimed when the short-range surface-to-surface missiles struck a meeting on Saturday of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) at their headquarters in Koy Sanjaq, about 60km east of Irbil, capital of Iraq’s autonomous Kurdish region.

The group’s secretary-general, Mustafa Hijri, and his predecessor, Abdullah Hasanzadeh, were among those injured.

"Iraq categorically rejects the violation of its territorial illusory sovereignty by strikes against targets on its territory," Mahjoub said.

The KDPI is Iran’s oldest Kurdish movement. Tehran designates it a terrorist group and has assassinated several of its leaders. The group had recently clashed with Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces in the towns of Marivan and Kamyaran in Iran’s Kurdistan region.

Armed Iranian Kurdish groups operate in remote and mountainous Iran-Iraq border regions. Despite festivities with Iranian forces, there is little security coordination between Iran and Iraq.

The missile attack was followed on Sunday by a renewed bout of military saber-rattling from Tehran, as the regime faces mounting pressure from the collapse of the 2015 deal to curb its nuclear program and the renewal of punishing US economic sanctions.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a rallying cry to Iran’s armed forces. "Increase your power as much as you can, because your power scares off the enemy and forces it to retreat," Khamenei said at a graduation ceremony for military cadets in the Caspian port city of Nowshahr.

"Iran and the land of the Medes and the Persians have resisted America and proven that, if a nation is not afraid of threats by bullies and relies on its own capabilities, it can force the superpowers to retreat and defeat them."
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei issued a rallying cry to Iran’s armed forces. "Increase your power as much as you can, because your power scares off the enemy and forces it to retreat," Khamenei said at a graduation ceremony for military cadets in the Caspian port city of Nowshahr.

Yes, if you're the supreme leader of an islamic state bent on overthrowing everything, you might want to really push warfare for your benefit.

This is a popular escape for failing dictatorships that has happened many times in the last century (generally in a non-religious context, the Iran instance is unique), notably in Asia, Cuba, Nicaragua and now Valenzuela. However the populace of both Iran and Iraq might disagree, as they might not want to be pulled further into a religious battle for an odd ideology.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 09/11/2018 2:01 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Navy fires in warning as Gazans try to sail burning tires on rafts toward Israel
[IsraelTimes] Thousands rally near northern sea border. Rioters hurl rocks and bomb at troops, who respond with tear gas, live fire; navy pushes back flotilla’s attempt to break through blockade

The Israeli Navy fired warning shots towards Paleostinians at a beach in the northern Gazoo Strip Monday evening, as thousands demonstrated near the coastal border with Israel, and some attempted to sail makeshift rafts with burning tires towards Israel.

At least 2,000 Paleostinians gathered at Gazoo’s northern beaches to demonstrate, according to local reports. Protesters burned tires and hurled rocks at Israeli troops near the border, and several threw a makeshift bomb at the soldiers, the army said.

Troops near the border fence used tear gas and other less lethal means against protesters, as well as live fire in certain cases in accordance with open-fire regulations, according to the military. Paleostinians reported several injuries, though the specific number was not immediately clear.

Earlier several dozen boats took part in a protest flotilla trying break Israel’s naval blockade off Gazoo’s coast, in what has become a common occurrence in recent weeks. The Navy fired warning shots towards the boats and they moved back, according o the army.

Organizers have said the flotillas are part of the "March of Return" protests along Israel’s border, and are meant to highlight the importance of lifting the blockade on the Strip.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Oh shit this is funny. The neanderthalpaleo's answer to "Greek fire".

Heh Muhamman, got a light for my Dunlops?
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/11/2018 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Dear Palestinians: to use tires like this, put them around your necks, light, then swim towards Israel.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/11/2018 7:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Arab countries want to introduce a UN resolution for using disproportionate force against the tires.
Posted by: gorb || 09/11/2018 15:43 Comments || Top||

#4  What happens when a people can't figure out what a wheel is.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/11/2018 16:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Kill all these fuckers.
Posted by: Chris || 09/11/2018 17:57 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Murder charges against 18 in Basilan bombing
[CNN Philippines] The Philippine National Police said murder charges were filed against suspects in a car bomb explosion in Lamitan, Basilan that killed ten people in July. Police Chief Oscar Albayalde said Monday 18 suspects behind the attack were charged with two separate cases of murder and multiple frustrated murder.

Eight of the suspects are now in police custody while ten remain at large and are the subject of manhunts, Albayalde said.

Police also said the group behind the attack was led by Furuji Indama, a top Abu Sayyaf militant. Indama's group is known for conducting kidnappings and other terrorist activities.

The blast near the Citizen Armed Force Geographical Unit detachment in Sitio Maganda in Lamitan on July 31 killed one soldier, four government militiamen, four relatives of CAFGU members, and the van driver. Six scout rangers and one CAFGU member were injured.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)


Bomb damages motorcycle repair shop in southern Thailand
[Bangkok Post] A fire broke out in front of a motorcycle repair shop in Songkhla province early Sunday morning after a bomb blast damaged six motorcycles and the shop front. Police believe the fire was started by an incendiary bomb that went off in front of the motorcycle repair shop in Chana district at about 5am.

A team of administrative officials and defense volunteers, led by assistant district chief Chalermchai Wisuthichanon, rushed to the scene on being informed of the incident. While the team was about 500 meters from the shop, a roadside bomb exploded, but nobody was hurt.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
+226 ISIS militants killed in east Swaida offensive: monitor group
[AlMasdar] At least 226 Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boyz have been killed so far in battles with the Syrian forces in east Swaida pocket, a monitor group says.

The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights also reported that up to 95 Syrian Army soldiers and pro-government fighters have been reported dead in the same offensive.

The Syrian casualties also include members of the Lebanese resistance Hezbollah group.

Fierce festivities are currently taking place in Safa Hilltops; the last ISIS bastion in the area.

The terror group is making use of the rocky cliffs surrounding the Safa Hilltops in order to fortify themselves and make it harder for the government troops to advance.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 11:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Northern Hama: Syrian helicopters pound, big turban toes up, turban missiles hit airport, Hama city


VIDEO: Syrian helicopters pound militants in northern Hama

[AlMasdar] (3:10 P.M.) – Rebel positions and gatherings in northern Hama came under heavy bombardment by the Syrian air force as part of a full-scale offensive on northern Syria.

More than 50 airstrikes rocked the towns of Lataminah, Zakat and Kafr Zita where the FSA-affiliated Jaish Izza is basically located.

The heavy aerial bombardment comes to pave the way for the government troops to break through the insurgent-held areas.

Senior jihadi commander killed by Syrian Army in Hama

[AlMasdar] (3:35 P.M.) – A top military commander of Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
group was killed by Syrian Army fire in northern Hama countryside as the government forces prepare for massive assault.

Abu Walid Karnaz was killed along with three of his companions when their vehicle was hit by an artillery shell fired by the Syrian forces on the outskirts of Kurkat town in far north-west Hama countryside.

The notorious jihadists was behind the recent bloody rocket attack that hit Al-Suqaylabiyah city.

The Syrian Army was capably of pinpointing his exact location with help of the Russian surveillance drones.

Jihadist rebels strike Hama Airport with grad missiles

[AlMasdar] (8:25 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate launched a powerful assault on the military airport this evening.

According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the jihadist rebels fired several grad missiles towards the military airport in response to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) ongoing attack on their installations along the Idlib provincial border.

The jihadist rebels would follow up this strike by targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the towns of Ma’an and Arzeh; this would result in a number of explosions that could be heard from as far as Hama city.

The Syrian Arab Army is now heavily targeting the jihadist rebel trenches near the towns of Al-Lataminah and Kafr Zita.

Jihadist rebels strike Hama city for first time this year

[AlMasdar] (9:30 P.M.) – For the first time this year, the jihadist rebels have struck the provincial capital of the Hama Governorate from their positions at the Idlib axis.

According to a military source in the Hama Governorate, the jihadist rebels fired an artillery shell towards the Sharia District, hitting a residential neighborhood in the process.

No one was harmed by the attack, the source added.

The Syrian Arab Army has since responded with a barrage of missiles and artillery shells on the jihadist positions in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 11:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:


Aleppo: Syrian army spy footage, Syrian army reinforcements arrive to meet Turkish threat


Daring footage shows Syrian Army spy filming from inside jihadist trenches in southern Aleppo

[AlMasdar] (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their trolling campaign against the jihadist rebels in northern Syria, today, after releasing another video from behind enemy lines.

This time around, the Syrian Arab Army released a video from the southern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, where there is a large presence of jihadist rebels near the Idlib provincial axis.

In this latest video that was released by the Tiger Forces branch of the Syrian military, the spy can be seen filming from the trenches raised by the jihadist rebels near the front-lines at Khan Touman.

As shown in the video below, the Syrian Army spy goes undetected in the jihadist trenches, despite Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s ongoing security operation to identify and arrest government spies.

Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham has detained dozens of people accused of working for the Syrian government in northwestern Syria recently; however, these wide-scale arrests have failed to put an end to these videos from the military.

VIDEO: Syrian Army reinforcements arrive at Tal Rifat after Turkey’s threats

[AlMasdar] (4:30 P.M.) – Troops from the Syrian Army have arrived at Tal Rifat in northern Aleppo in response to threats made by the Turkish military to storm the city.

The city was seized by the Syrian and Russian forces after the Kurdish militia’s withdrawal as per an agreement.

The deal was made after the Syrian rebels, backed by the Turkish army, took over Afrin region last March.

The fresh reinforcements come as a response to latest threats issued by Turkey that it might attack Tal Rifat and Menagh airbase.

Tensions rise in Aleppo as both Turkey, Syria build up forces for major confrontation

[AlMasdar] (8:30 P.M.) – For the last two weeks, the Syrian and Turkish armies have been building up their forces near the strategic town of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo.

According to a military source in Aleppo city, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made the decision to buildup their troops around Tal Rifa’at after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to retake the town from the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG).

The military source said that the Syrian Army’s High Command is committed to keeping the Turkish forces from taking this imperative hilltop town in northern Aleppo because it would give them access to the Mennagh Airbase.

Turkey has already captured the Afrin region in northwest Aleppo; however, they have been unable to advance to Tal Rifa’at because of the Russian and Syrian forces at the nearby town of Deir Jamal.

As shown in the video below, the Syrian Arab Army has sent another large military convoy to Deir Jamal, as they prepare for a potential confrontation with the Turkish forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 11:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Battle map update of Idlib and Hama provinces as Syrian Army intensifies assault
Battle map at link.
[AlMasdar] The battle for northwest Syria began last weekend, when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies began the heavy bombardment of the Idlib and Hama governorates.

Since launching their attack, the Syrian Arab Army has focused most of their efforts on targeting jihadist installations and trenches along the Hama-Idlib axis.

While the attack has been limited to just shelling and missile strikes, the Syrian Arab Army is expected to storm the area in the coming days.

What is holding up the Syrian Arab Army’s large-scale ground assault is the ongoing peace talks between the Iranian, Turkish, and Russian governments.

Russia and Iran have already informed Turkey that they will not accept any jihadist factions inside of Idlib; however, the latter is attempting to convince Moscow and Tehran to avoid carrying out the attack in favor of Ankara clearing these groups.

Syrian Army intensifies assault across Idlib-Hama axis (video)
2018-09-10

[AlMasdar] (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) intensified their assault across the Idlib-Hama axis, today, targeting a number jihadist installations and trenches in this region of northwest Syria.

Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their assault on Monday by targeting several jihadist trenches that stretched across the northern Hama towns of Zakat and Al-Lataminah.

The Syrian Army would then follow up these strikes by attacking a number of sites controlled by the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham near the historical town of Qala’at Al-Madiq in northwest Hama.

The Syrian Arab Army’s attack on Monday was captured by local field journalists and released via the Tiger Forces’ official media channel on Facebook.

While their attack has been limited to missile and artillery strikes, the Syrian Arab Army is planning on making their first push on the ground in the coming days.

However, due to ongoing negotiations between Iran, Turkey, and Russia, the offensive has remained limited thus far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 11:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian Army’s elite 4th Division gets in position to launch northern Latakia offensive
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite 4th Armored Division has reportedly positioned themselves to launch their long-awaited offensive in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate.

Led by the 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army has moved their newly manufactured Golan missiles in position to attack the jihadist rebels in the Jabal al-Akrad and Jabal Turkmen regions.

Furthermore, thousands of soldiers from the 4th Armored Division and Elite Republican Guard have moved to the front-lines in northern Latakia, as they prepare to storm several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels.

Among the areas that will be targeted in the upcoming offensive is the strategic town of Kabbani, which is situation along the eastern slope of Jabal al-Akrad.

Kabbani has become the main stronghold for Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
and their allies in the northern countryside of Latakia.

The Syrian Arab Army has attempted to capture Kabbani on several occasions in the past; however, their attacks have often fallen short of their main objective.

According to a military source in Latakia, the Syrian Arab Army is expected to kickoff this offensive in the next five days, as they look to expel the remaining jihadists from this coastal province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  "elite"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2018 9:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Went to Ivy League?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2018 9:33 Comments || Top||

#3  "Elite" - Arab

Actually does some training and most of the guys are kinda competent in their jobs.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/11/2018 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Where are the guys jumping through flaming hoops?
Posted by: Raj || 09/11/2018 10:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Honestly surprised any side can field anything close to an offensive at this point.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/11/2018 11:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Ghiath Forces-Lebanese and Palestinian

Syrian Elite Republican Guard-Damascus palace defense

Sounds like they are pulling in the last of the reserves. Be interesting to see how open they left the capitol.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 11:37 Comments || Top||

#7  The Hezzies will be the fodder, I'd presume.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/11/2018 15:13 Comments || Top||


US-backed Syrian group attacks ISIS in eastern Syria
[AlMasdar] The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by the US-led coalition, launched a new offensive aimed at capturing the town of Hajin in eastern Syria which is now under the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
control.

The US coalition initiated the offensive by conducting heavy Arclight airstrikes against the jihadists while the SDF ground forces were stationed outside the town.

The predominantly-Kurdish militia has failed twice to storm the town despite the heavy aerial support provided by the US air force.

ISIS faceless myrmidons have shown unprecedented resistance which has so far kept the town invincible.

The town bear a strategic importance since it serves as the main hub for the terror group in eastern Syria.

According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Hajin hosts more than 100 of ISIS top commanders; mostly Iraqis and foreign jihadists who have fled the battles in Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US sends reinforcements to strategic al-Tanf base as Syrian forces attack Idlib
[AlMasdar] Over 100 US Marines were sent as reinforcements to the military base in al-Tanf, Syria after Russia allegedly revealed intentions of launching precision strikes on an area under the US-led coalition’s control, Task & Purpose reported.

While the official statement by the Pentagon did not mention that the reinforcements had been sent as a precautionary measure to the alleged threats, chief Central Command front man, Captain William Urban, said that the troops flown to the area would conduct multiday drills using live ammunition.

"Our forces will demonstrate the capability to deploy rapidly, assault a target with integrated air and ground forces and conduct rapid exfiltration," Task & Purpose cited him as saying.

According to the report, US officials tackling the Syria issue have recently claimed that "the administration is now resolved to stay in Syria longer than President Trump previously indicated," purportedly referring to POTUS’s March speech, when he suggested that the United States would leave the war-torn country "very soon."

The news came on the heels of a CNN report about Moscow’ s alleged warnings of an impending attack on forces of Evil in the area protected by US troops.

The media outlet’s report also claimed that US Defense Secretary James Mattis and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford were aware of the latest intelligence, adding that US troops in Syria "have the right of self-defense if they are attacked and would not need to ask permission from higher levels of the government before acting."

"The United States does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria in the Syrian civil war. However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend US, coalition or partner forces," CNN quoted an anonymous insider.

The Russian Ministry of Defense hasn’t commented on the claims so far.

Slightly over a week ago, Syrian government forces captured two forces of Evil near Palmyra, claiming that they were members of the Lions of the East group, the Russian Defense Ministry announced. They also confessed that they had been trained and armed by American instructors in a camp near the al-Tanf military base.

Following the statement, Sputnik reached out to a spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve who dismissed the aforementioned allegations as "malign propaganda."

"There is no terrorist camp within the al-Tanf de-confliction zone, which runs in a 55k diameter around the Coalition’s al-Tanf Garrison."

The US-led coalition has been carrying out Arclight airstrikes against what it referred to as ISIS* targets in Syria without either a UN mandate or Damascus’ authorization. Currently, some 2,000 US troops are said to be deployed in the war-ravaged country. The Syrian government considers their presence illegal.

Syrian authorities, meanwhile, officially asked Russia to assist the country’s forces in fighting terrorist groups operating on the territory of the Mideast country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The United States does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria in the Syrian civil war

...except the Iranians. We'll kill them gladly"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2018 7:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Don’t forget the several hundred now-dead Russian mercenaries who were supposed scare us off, Frank G. As I recall, they were warned, with tears in our eyes, not to force us to defend ourselves, but they did not listen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#3  They must remember this is NOT obozo the great (LOL)they are dealing with. Also there is a "MAD DOG" in the group now. THAT BITES
Posted by: ranture || 09/11/2018 12:32 Comments || Top||


Syria's Assad approves gas attack in Idlib despite warning, report says
[FOXNEWS] Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Scourge of Qusayr...
has approved a gas attack in the Idlib province, which is the country’s last rebel stronghold, a report on Sunday said.

Reports of Assad's approval comes about a week after President Trump warned the strongman and his allies not to "recklessly attack" the province. Trump called any gas attack a potential "grave humanitarian mistake."

The Wall Street Journal, citing U.S. officials, was first to report on Assad.

U.N. officials believe an offensive on Idlib would trigger a wave of displacement that could uproot an estimated 800,000 people and discourage refugees from returning home. The U.S. and La Belle France have warned an Idlib offensive would trigger a humanitarian crisis and warned that a chemical attack in Idlib would prompt a western retaliation.

The Wall Street Journal reported that the international pressure did little to sway Assad, who benefits from support from Russia and Iran. The report said Assad has approved the use of chlorine gas.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  "He approved a (future) Gas Attack..." Really? After the sterling 100% Accuracy our intrepid Sooper-Dooper Spooks have been achieving lately you must understand my hesitancy in getting excited.
Posted by: magpie || 09/11/2018 12:11 Comments || Top||

#2  According to Russians, they're 100% sure because they organized it themselves, magpie.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2018 12:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Hahahaha...that's great Grom.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2018 13:44 Comments || Top||

#4  +1 Up Vote for (#2)! Not a Snark of the Day candidate, but that is the sort of (Bizarre) AgitProp the Soviets Russians have been peddling ...
*Sigh* After the Paliwood/Green-Helmet Guy™ episodes I find it hard to believe anybody talking about the region. They all have an Agenda and Truth isn't part of that...
Posted by: magpie || 09/11/2018 15:22 Comments || Top||

#5  ...I remember reading about Tito *supposedly* having a policy of conducting raids in area pacified by the Germans. He could blow stuff up for propaganda, the locals would be blamed for it (their hostages shot!), and the locals would join the Resistance by vendetta raiding. Win-Win-Win, for Tito at least. Consider how many factions there are in the area the thought that one of them would poison another to blame the Syrians -- not implausible at all...
Posted by: magpie || 09/11/2018 15:29 Comments || Top||



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