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ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani killed with 5 comrades in Nangarhar drone strike
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Read that 19th century women started wearing itsy bitsy teeny weeny training corsets at age 11.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 08/31/2018 3:14 Comments || Top||

#2  no wonder victorian houses were built with "fainting rooms"....
Posted by: Vinegar Hupavinter2464 || 08/31/2018 4:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Meet Alice Regnault, 1880,
An actress (it sounded less shady):
"They may pay for my rôles
In the hay or bagnoles
Till the day I retire, a great lady!"

Which day arrived in 1881, sez wikipedia's shabby little article, not that she looks like she's counting the days. Thanks for the intro to her and Mirbeau.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/31/2018 7:20 Comments || Top||

#4  She became very rich as a courtesan in Paris
Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/31/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  19th century women started wearing itsy bitsy teeny weeny training corsets at age 11

As young as six in some households, Ebbavirt Clunk4147. So much easier and more comfortable to hold the waist at the same size as the child grew into a young lady than to start when she went to finishing school at the great age of fourteen, and at that point start pulling the laces tighter an inch every two weeks until the target of 16" was achieved, while competitive girls had themselves tight-laced to 14".

Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 14:11 Comments || Top||

#6  Much like binding feet and skulls.
Maiming the defenseless for fashion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2018 21:33 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani killed with 5 comrades in Nangarhar drone strike
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A leader of 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....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) Yasir Khurasani was killed with his five comrades during an Arclight airstrike in eastern 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 of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in the East said the U.S. forces carried out airstrikes using unmanned aerial vehicles targeting the ISIS hideouts in Wazir Tangi area of Khogyani district.

The statement further added that the airstrikes left ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani and his comrades dead and a Dshk heavy machine gun was destroyed.

The Afghan forces also discovered and defused two improvised bombs during the separate operations conducted in Mohmandara and Rodat districts, the 203rd Silab Corps added.

The anti-government armed myrmidon and terrorist groups including ISIS loyalists have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Militants suffer heavy casualties during separate clashes in Ghazni
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The anti-government armed Lions of Islam suffered heavy casualties during separate festivities in southeastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, the 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military said Thursday.

According to a statement released by Thunder Corps,at least eight Lions of Islam were killed and seventeen others were maimed during a clash in Nani area of Andar district.

The statement further added that the clash took place as the Afghan forces were busy conducting clearance operations as part of the ongoing Nejat operations.

A rocket launcher, an assault rifle, a pistol, and a radio set were also confiscated by the Afghan forces following the clash, the 203rd Thunder Corps added.

At least three Lions of Islam were killed in a separate clash in Meri area of the same district, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that the Afghan Air Force also carried out Arclight airstrikes in Seni and Shaliz areas of the district.

According to the statement released by Thunder Corps, at least 15 Lions of Islam were killed and 17 others were maimed during the same airstrikes.

At least ten cycle of violences belonging to the Lions of Islam were also destroyed in the airstrikes, the statement added.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Deadly clashes resume near Libya’s capital
[GUARDIAN.NG] Violent festivities resumed late Thursday afternoon between rival militias south of the Libyan capital, just hours after a truce was announced to end fighting that has killed almost 30 people since Monday.
The fighting broke out on Monday in suburbs south of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
and continued into Wednesday evening after a truce collapsed, despite an appeal by the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
for calm.

The festivities had paused on Thursday after a ceasefire agreement announced by officials from western areas, but by late afternoon the hostilities had resumed.

Residents in the Khellat al-Ferjan area reported the use of heavy weapons and rifle fire.

Two teenagers were killed when a rocket hit a house in the Sebia district, according to a local official and AFP journalists on the scene.

The health ministry had earlier said at least 27 people were killed and 91 were maimed in this week’s fighting, most of them civilians.

Fayez al-Sarraj, the leader of the internationally recognised Government of National Accord (GNA), has tasked forces from western and central regions of Libya with ensuring the rivals adhere to the ceasefire.

These forces are meant to guarantee the withdrawal of the two rival camps from front lines and ensure normal life returns in the districts affected by the fighting.

‐ TO BE ’HELD ACCOUNTABLE’ ‐
The proposed pacifying forces consist mainly of powerful gangs from the cities of Misrata and Zintan in the west, which are technically under the GNA’s defence ministry.

Under the orders of Sarraj, who heads the Libyan army, these military units will be allowed to operate in the capital and its environs only until September 30, when they must leave.

The Misrata and Zintan militias controlled the Libyan capital from the fall of dictator Moamer Qadaffy in 2011 until 2014, when a coalition of militias mainly from Misrata seized the city.

This week’s fighting has pitted Tripoli militias loyal to the GNA against the so-called 7th Brigade.

This unit is from the town of Tarhuna southeast of the capital and is supposed to operate under the GNA’s defence ministry.

In a televised speech, Sarraj said on Thursday that the 7th Brigade had been "dissolved" since April, before calling on the rival camps to respect the ceasefire.

In a joint statement, the embassies of Britannia, La Belle France, Italia and the United States on Thursday said they were "deeply concerned about the recent festivities in and around Tripoli that are destabilising the situation".

"Pursuing political aims through violence will only further exacerbate the suffering of the population of Libya, and threaten broader stability", the statement said.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


More than 100 migrants storm border of North African Spanish enclave
[TRIBUNEONLINENG] MORE than 100 African migrants colonists managed to force their way into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Wednesday when hundreds tried to storm the highly fortified border, a Spanish police front man said.

Television images showed some of the migrants colonists with bloodied arms and legs, apparently caused by the razor wire that tops the border fences, cheering as they walked toward a temporary reception centre.

"I love Spain!" shouted one. Some were draped in European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and Spanish flags.

More than 3,800 migrants colonists have crossed the Moroccan border into the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla so far this year, according to the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
refugee agency UNHCR.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
US Navy seizes weapons shipment from dhow in waters off Yemen
[ARABNEWS] The US Navy seized hundreds of small arms, including AK-47s, from an unflagged boat in the Gulf of Aden, a US defense official said on Wednesday.

Similar vessels intercepted in the same waters in recent years were shipping weapons to the Houthi
...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ...
militia in 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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
from their backers in Iran.

The defense official told Rooters that the incident took place on Tuesday and the boarding was carried out by the crew of the Jason Dunham destroyer. The unflagged vessel was a traditional dhow.

The defense official declined to comment on the destination of the small vessel, but it was being investigated.

He added that the US Navy and allied ships have carried out similar operations in the past, including seizing drugs from vessels in the area.

The Arab coalition, which is supporting Yemen’s government forces in the war against Houthi militia, has repeatedly accused Iran of shipping weapons, including ballistic missile components, to the group.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  My only question - why isn't this 'dhow' at the bottom of the Gulf of Aden along with the crew?
Posted by: Raj || 08/31/2018 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  The 'Israeli Bulldozer' retaliation model.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2018 9:27 Comments || Top||


Bahrain charges 13 with ‘terrorism’
[ARABNEWS] Bahrain’s attorney general on Thursday said 13 people have been charged with terrorism offenses.

"Charges of forming and funding a terrorist cell have been filed against six persons in jug and another seven charged in absentia," said attorney general Ahmad al-Hamadi.

Hamadi said the 13 had ties to Bahrain’s so-called "February 14 Coalition" movement that emerged in 2011, which the Kingdom already announced it has ties with Iran.

In January, Bahrain’s Interior Ministry claimed that the group’s Twitter account was an Iranian account and was being managed from Iran, and as a result, a number of individuals were tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
and prosecuted.

The Director-General of Criminal Investigation and Forensic Science said in a statement that the Cyber Crime Directorate had found out that "the account of the terrorist group was being operated and managed from Iran."

The group will also face charges of targeting police in a trial which is due to open on September 19.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Europe
Dutch Police Shoot Knifeman After Two Stabbed at Amsterdam Station
[Breitbart London] Dutch police responded to a ’stabbing incident’ at Amsterdam Central railway station early Friday afternoon, shooting a suspect after two were stabbed.

The suspect and two victims were taken to hospital after the incident, and police confirmed they had shot one person. There were no reported fatalities.

No information about the identities of those involved has yet been released, reports Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf. It is not known if the attack was terror-related.

Witnesses took to social media to describe the station being evacuated before one o’clock Friday afternoon. Dutch police released their own statement subsequently, however, saying the station had not been evacuated and only two platforms were closed to traffic.

One eyewitness told the newspaper: "There was a big chaos in the station... it was teeming with police. I saw something like fiften [police] cars and lots of agents. There was also a police helicopter circling above."

This story is developing
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 13:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The suspect is a 19 y/o Afghan citizen with a German residence permit.

Thank you, Merkel!
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/31/2018 18:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Good find, Elmerert Hupens2660.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 22:01 Comments || Top||


Syrian beaten with iron chain in racist attack in north German city
[IsraelTimes] Amid far-right demonstrations, 20-year-old migrant encounters violence, xenophobic comments in Wismar

A Syrian migrant was subjected to xenophobic insults and beaten up in the northern German city of Wismar Wednesday evening, police said, in an attack that comes as the country is shaken by far-right demonstrations against foreigners.

The 20-year-old man was walking home when "he was stopped by three German-speaking people who insulted him in a xenophobic manner," police said.

Two of them then hit him in the face before the third "hit him on the shoulder and ribs with an iron chain."

The victim fell to the ground and was beaten before his attackers fled. He suffered a broken nose and bruises to his face and upper body, said police who have opened an investigation.

The attack in the Baltic coastal city comes as Germany is reeling from weekend protests by right-wing holy warriors in the eastern state of Saxony, long a hotspot for xenophobia.

After the fatal stabbing of a German man, 35, allegedly by a Syrian and an Iraqi, thousands of far-right protesters marched in the city of Chemnitz for two straight days, some chasing down people they believed were immigrants colonists.

Police reported assaults by holy warriors against at least three foreigners on Sunday, while investigations were opened in 10 cases of the protesters performing the illegal Hitler salute.

The ugly scenes of mostly white men, many of them bad boy soccer hooligans, hurling abuse at people they deemed to be foreigners, have deeply alarmed Germany.

Saxony has been a stronghold of far-right parties and groups that bitterly oppose Chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslems ..
for her 2015 decision to keep open German borders to a mass influx of migrants colonists and refugees.

German police brace for new anti-Merkel protests after racist mob attacks
Tipping point?
[IsraelTimes] German police are bracing for more far-right protests today against Chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslems ..
’s immigration policies in the eastern city where a fatal stabbing has sparked outbreaks of racist mob violence.

Saxony state police say they will be backed by reinforcements from five other states and federal police, after being heavily outnumbered by thousands of neo-Nazis, football hooligans and other turbans in unrest on Sunday and Monday.

The flashpoint city of Chemnitz has seen a violent outbreak of long-simmering anger against what protesters label "criminal immigrants colonists" since Sunday’s knife killing.

Police have placed in durance vile
Please don't kill me!
Iraqi Yousif Ibrahim A., 22, and the Syrian Alaa S., 23, for the stabbing of 35-year-old Daniel H., a carpenter ‐ the crime that set off random street attacks against people whom the mob took to be foreigners.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  That's turrible...
Posted by: Charles Barkley || 08/31/2018 0:07 Comments || Top||

#2  hit his ass with a bat next time
Posted by: chris || 08/31/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#3  "Allahu Akbar! We'll stab you all to death! - Armed Arabs Attack Trendy Club in Frankfurt/Oder"

The link is to a blog article in German. Here's a link to a radio interview with the club's owner (in German).

This is just a manifestation of the new normal in Germany.

If you read German have a look at "www.politikversagen.net" or "Einzelfallinfos" on Twitter.

These are compilations of news reports concerning crime and violence committed by migrants.

The selection of stories is openly biased but all reports are sourced by links to official police reports or articles in local mainstream papers.

The bias is legitimate as it aims to provide a counterweight to the mainstream media's bias to the opposite direction.

The story about the Wismar incident is a "dog bites dog" irrelevancy.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/31/2018 2:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Saxony, long a hotspot for xenophobia.

It is true that there is a specifically East German neo-Nazi subculture; this isn't limited to Saxony.

It would be a grave error to assume that the other parts of East Germany are less 'xenophobic.'

Saxony is vilified because of its role in the downfall of communism, and for no other reason.

thousands of far-right protesters marched in the city of Chemnitz for two straight days, some chasing down people they believed were immigrants.

There were demonstrations and leftist counter-demonstrations and there were some altercations.

This was not a 48 hour occupation of the city by demonstrators.

When Afghans demonstrated against Germans' right to self defense in April they chased down a passer-by on at least one occasion, yelling Allahu-Akbar.

Neither the mainstream media nor mainstream politics too notice.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/31/2018 7:50 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 17:35 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Greek Police Arrest NGO Workers Involved in Illegal Migration Assistance Network
h/t Gates of Vienna
Police in Greece have arrested pro-migrant NGO workers on the island of Lesbos who they claim have been part of an operation to assist asylum seekers illegally entering the country.
According to investigators, 30 people, six of them from Greece with 24 coming from other countries, were involved with the network and three suspects have been arrested, Le Figaro reports.

All of those involved were working for the Greece-based NGO Emergency Response Centre International (ERCI) which facilitates a number of programmes aimed at helping asylum seekers.

The police in Lesbos have now accused the NGO workers of being a "criminal network" which has helped smuggle illegal migrants into Greek territory for money since the height of the migrant crisis in 2015.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/31/2018 04:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  ..."Higher duty", blah blah blah yakety shmackety. I'm sure the other inmates will understand.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 08/31/2018 5:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Hope they get something "smuggled inside their borders" in jail.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/31/2018 6:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Assisting invaders is typically considered treason.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/31/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Illegal Migration Assistance Network

IMAN
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2018 11:45 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Kredo Describes ‘Long-Ignored' Story of Iranian Spy Operations in U.S.
[Free Beacon] Washington Free Beacon senior writer Adam Kredo said Friday that two Iranian spies recently arrested in the U.S. were part of a much larger intelligence effort by the Islamic Republic.

"This is a story long-ignored," Kredo said.

Kredo, speaking on on One America News Network's "Tipping Point," described how Iran’s intelligence activity reaches far around the world. Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) described the arrested Iranians as just the "tip of the iceberg," and Kredo warned of mounting evidence that Iran is actively engaged in the U.S. and the western hemisphere.

"All we have to do is look at Latin America and the sophisticated operation that Hezbollah runs to just operating with impunity in terms of drug trade and arms trafficking, but very much embedding themselves in the government of certain left-leaning South American nations," he said.

He described how the agents arrested were focused on Jewish and Israeli facilities for a possible attack.

"They were canvassing, essentially spying on Jewish and Israeli facilities around town with what they expected was the intent of planning some sort of terror attack," he said.

"The Iranians have a very sophisticated espionage operation," he said, noting it is bolstered by terrorist organizations like Hezbollah.

He said it’s important to "take the Iranians at face value" when they show their intentions.

Roskam told the Free Beacon that more is yet to be learned about Iran’s activities:
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 14:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "This is a story long-ignored," Kredo said.

There simply must be an explanation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/31/2018 14:18 Comments || Top||

#2  See 'Carter Surrender'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/31/2018 21:31 Comments || Top||


US soldier pleads guilty to trying to help Islamic State
[Ynet] A US soldier based in Hawaii pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help 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....
group‐admitting he provided secret military information, a drone meant to track US troops and other support to undercover agents he believed were members of the terrorist organization.

Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang,
...the tactical combat instructor who for years openly proclaimed his support for ISIS, then managed to hook up with yet another FBI undercover operator. He is also in our archives as Ikaika Erik Kang...
handcuffed and wearing beige prison jumpsuit, spoke in a clear and confident voice when he told a US magistrate judge in Honolulu he's guilty of all four counts charged in an indictment filed last year.

"Your honor I provided unclassified, classified documents to the Islamic State," Kang said, adding that he also provided the drone.

He agreed when Assistant US Attorney Ken Sorenson described other support he provided to undercover agents Kang believed were part of the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS.
The Times of Israel has more.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
Coalition airstrikes kill 11 ISIS militants in Iraq’s Makhmour
[ALMASDARNEWS] Up to 11 jihadists from 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....
were killed when Arclight airstrikes hit their hideouts in Makhmour town, southeast of Erbil.

According to a Peshmerga field commander, the aerial bombardment on ISIS positions occurred on Tuesday morning by coalition fighter jets.

The commander said that no joint operations are currently held with the Iraqi forces against ISIS, but affirmed, at the same time, a considerable level of cooperation.

Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Incendiary balloon from Gaza sparks fire near kibbutz
[IsralTimes] An incendiary balloon launched into Israel from Gazoo has sparked a fire near Kibbutz Be’eri.

Firefighters are at the scene and have the fire under control.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Soldiers nab 3 Palestinians with pipe bombs in northern West Bank, 6 nabbed in E. Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] Incident comes after police arrest two suspects armed with pipe bombs at nearby military courthouse
It’s the latest fashion among idiotic Palestinian yoots of both sexes.
Israeli troops on Thursday placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
three Paleostinians who were in possession of "a number" of pipe bombs in the northern West Bank, the army said.

The suspects were spotted outside the village of Deir al-Hatab, near Nablus, by soldiers monitoring surveillance cameras, and the troops were dispatched to arrest them.

The three suspects were handed over to the Shin Bet for questioning.

The incident came hours after police arrested two other Paleostinian teenagers who were found holding improvised bombs outside a nearby military courthouse.

The entrance to the Samaria Military Court in the village of Salem was briefly blocked and the area cordoned off, while a police sapper inspected the devices, which were found in plastic bags.

Police said in a statement that officers noticed the "suspicious behavior" of the teens ‐ aged 14 and 18 ‐ and stopped them, thus foiling a terror attack at the court.

One of the objects was revealed to indeed be a pipe bomb, while the two others were improvised bombs made from metal containers, police said.

All the bombs were loaded with explosives and detonators, and were subsequently destroyed in a controlled kaboom.

The entrance to the court was then reopened, and the suspects were taken for questioning.

Pipe bombs are frequently used by Paleostinian assailants in attempted attacks at the Samaria Military Court.

Police arrest 6 in East Jerusalem suspected of rioting, wounding officer

[IsraelTimes] Police arrest six East Jerusalem residents suspected of attacking and wounding a Border Police officer earlier this month.

Police say the arrests relate to an incident in early August in which officers entered an East Jerusalem neighborhood to extract a stolen vehicle.

"Immediately upon the force’s arrival rioters began hurling rocks," police said. One officer was hit in the face and was rushed to hospital.

Police say the six suspects are believed to have been involved in the riot. They include four minors aged 16-17 and two men in their twenties.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Satellite photos said to show new Iranian missile factory in Syria
[IsraelTimes] Noting facility's apparent similarity to Iran's Parchin complex, report says site likely spared from Israeli strike due to nearby Russia anti-aircraft battery

Satellite photos published Thursday purported to show the establishment of an Iranian surface-to-surface missile factory in Syria, raising fresh concerns over the extent of the two countries’ military cooperation on Israel’s northern border.

The photos, which were taken by ImageSat International and published by Channel 10 news, were said to show a facility outside Wadi Jahannam in northwest Syria resembling Iran’s Parchin facility, which has been linked to the Islamic Theocratic Republic’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

Beyond noting an apparent surge in construction work at the site and the building’s seeming similarity to Parchin, Channel 10 did not say how it was identified as a missile factory.

Unlike other Iranian facilities in Syria that have been targeted in Israeli Arclight airstrikes, the report said the site was likely spared due to its close proximity to a Russian S-400 ant-aircraft battery, which is considered to be one of the most advanced air defense systems in the world.

In July, Israeli jets reportedly targeted a missile production facility in nearby Masyaf, where a leading Syrian chemical weapons and missile scientist was killed earlier this month in a boom-mobileing attributed to Israel.

According to a New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

report, Israel believed that Dr. Aziz Asbar was leading a classified weapons development program called Sector 4 at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, and was busy rebuilding an underground weapons factory to replace the one said destroyed by Israel.

Israel did not comment on its alleged involvement in the July airstrike on the facility, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement following the raid that Israel "will not stop taking action in Syria against Iran’s attempts to establish a military presence there."

Iran has been one of the top military backers of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
’s regime in the over sever-year-long civil war in the country, as has been its Lebanese proxy, the Hezbollah terror group.

Both Israel and the United States have called for the removal of all Iranian-backed forces from Syria. Russia, which like Iran is fighting on behalf of Assad, has expressed support for this goal but said it can’t force Iranian forces out of the country.

Iran for its part has vowed to remain in Syria, and earlier this week the two countries signed a defense agreement during a visit by Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami to Damascus.

Hatami said the pact would include the rebuilding of Syria’s military and defense programs.

Netanyahu this week reiterated that Israel will continue to take action against Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria, and issued an emphatic warning against those who call for Israel’s annihilation, such as the Islamic Theocratic Republic.

"Whoever threatens us with destruction puts himself in similar danger, and in any case will not achieve his goal," Netanyahu said during a ceremony at the nuclear research facility in Dimona.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "satellite photos" If the public at large can see them, how about he juice?
And, you know...take a look at the decimal points in the lat/long on Google Earth.
Targeting....that would be a kindergarten project in a kibbutz school.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 08/31/2018 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Cruise missile target
Posted by: Frank G || 08/31/2018 8:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh I'm sure Israel is aware of it.

Planning to take it out without killing Russians and with the most political bang for the buck is the delay.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/31/2018 10:18 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ You can't rush these things. It takes time to train the incendiary insects. And to train the delivery birds not to eat them.
Posted by: Grampaw the Rash7593 || 08/31/2018 15:10 Comments || Top||

#5  From its perch on the rim of a hummus plate, a nondescript bug regarded the imperceptibly repaired Arcimboldo with an air of quiet satisfaction. "I've still got it." His eyes were green. The greenest green ever seen. Like, a hundred times greener than any human eye had ever been. The bristles on his legs were greying, true, but he hadn't lost a step. The entomologists at King Saul Boulevard reckoned he was still at least thrice as agile, with wings tied behind his back, as his oafish Arab adversaries. His nose, as unobtrusive in the back alleys of Paris or a vault in Zurich as on the grain-rich steppes of his ancestors, could have been carved from wood. A jealous colleague had once suggested it was "kinda like a stinkbug's." But Gabriel wasn't stinky. That could give him away!

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The vanilla in Shatila
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 08/31/2018 15:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh, Zenobia F, the things you do with words!
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 22:46 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army unleashes powerful assault in northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a powerful assault in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, tonight, targeting several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels near the Idlib axis.

According to a field report from Hama, the Syrian Arab Army heavily targeted Jaish al-Izza’s trenches around the al-Lataminah area.

The Syrian Arab Army would then expand their assault to the southern axis of the Idlib Governorate, where they would attack the jihadist-held towns of al-Taman’ah and Sukayk.

The jihadist rebels have yet to respond to this attack by the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF).

This latest assault by the Syrian Armed Forces comes as they prepare to launch their long-awaited offensive in the northern countryside of Hama.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


ISIS prepares to make last stand on volcano in southern Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] 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....
(ISIS) is on the verge of defeat in southern Syria after a string of losses to the Syrian Arab Army and their allies this week.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army has tightened the siege on the Islamic State forces at the al-Safa Mountain, leaving them virtually nowhere to retreat.

The source said that the Syrian Arab Army liberated the following areas, yesterday: Saad Hateel, Huwi Awad, Wadi Halaweh, Ghader al-Sous, Huwi Raseen, Tal Daras , and Khirbat Awad.

Making matters worse for the terrorist group, the Islamic State is trapped on a large volcano, which has no resources to replenish their dwindling provisions.
Don't they teach that in the first week of officers' school? "Never let your entire force be trapped in an extinct volcano without water?"
ISIS lost their main water source on Tuesday, when the Syrian Arab Army liberated the Saad Hateel area.

It is just a matter of time now before the Islamic State finally gives up the battle in east Sweida, as they continue to lose more territory each day.
Posted by: Fred || 08/31/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  going without water until you die seems pretty appropriate to me.
Posted by: chris || 08/31/2018 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Didn't the ancient Jews do something like this at Masada? The Romans just built a ramp up to their fortress. Of course, the Romans didn't have the luxury of air assault.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/31/2018 11:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Of course, the Romans didn't have the luxury of air assault.

They had Ballistas, a nifty little 'indirect fire' method.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/31/2018 11:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Mullah, look up Masada in Wikipedia. I've been there. It is high on a mesa, and even a ballista wouldn't reach from the base. That's why the Romans built a ramp.

Of course, when they did reach the top, all but seven of the Jews had killed their families and then committed suicide.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/31/2018 11:37 Comments || Top||

#5  The Romans just built a ramp up to their fortress.

A very large and long ramp...

Has the U.N.stuck their nose in and demanded negotiation and giving ISIS a good chunk of productive land yet? I'd be surprised if they hadn't.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/31/2018 13:59 Comments || Top||

#6  As we are fond of saying here, "it's popcorn time"!
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/31/2018 14:15 Comments || Top||

#7  ISIS prepares to make last stand on volcano

Good. The SAA won't have far to go to dispose of the bodies.
Posted by: gorb || 08/31/2018 14:30 Comments || Top||

#8  The Romans just built a ramp up to their fortress.

A very large and long ramp...


...using Jewish slaves from captured and destroyed Jerusalem. Thus one sees that there is a natural order to these events, and President Assad, fil, has completely neglected the mass enslavement stage.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/31/2018 22:49 Comments || Top||



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