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Africa Horn
UAE Violates UN Arm Embargo In Somalia
[RadioShabelle] The UAE is violating internationals sanctions on the sale of arms to war-torn countries by supplying Somalia weapons, a UN report has revealed.

According to monitors, the continuous support of some foreign countries for terror in Somalia threatens peace and security due to the possible return of piracy off the Somali coast.

The report said that it had enough proofs that a UAE ship could have been carrying illegal weapons and banned materials to Somali before it was intercepted and kidnapped.

The report noted that EU drones recorded the Emirati ship changed its route, got closer to Somali beaches, two small boats approached it and exchanged shipments with it.

In addition, the report explained that the UAE’s activities in the Somali city of Barbara, saying: "The plans to build an Emirati military base in Barbara are going on very quickly," noting that the monitors asked the UAE reports whether building the base does not violate the arms embargo, but the UAE did not respond.

The monitors said that building a foreign military base includes moving weapons to the region and this is a violation of the weapons embargo, stressing that any foreign contribution to the official Somali institution in the country must get their agreement.
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Africa North
13 Palestinian factions to meet in Cairo for reconciliation push
[IsraelTimes] Leading Paleostinian political factions are to gather on Tuesday in Cairo to push ahead with reconciliation efforts, despite fundamental disputes ahead of a key December 1 deadline.

The talks come as Paleostinians face rising tensions with the United States over the threatened closure of their office in Washington, but this is seen as unlikely to affect the outcome.

Tensions between the two largest Paleostinian groups ‐ Fatah and Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, ‐ have reemerged since they signed a reconciliation deal last month, but delegates hope the meeting of 13 factions could push the bid ahead.

The fate of Hamas’s vast armed wing, however, remains unclear.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  13 factions? Why don't they just go to every individual is a faction.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/20/2017 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  All Arabs treat Arabs as fellows,
As shown by our peaceable hellos,
Unless an ill wind
Blows from infidel, djinn,
Or some bum in a minaret's bellows.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/20/2017 10:14 Comments || Top||

#3  What about the other 987 factions?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2017 13:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Splitters!
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2017 14:37 Comments || Top||

Maetig takes charge of inquiry into auctions as international fury grows over slave trading in Libya
"They're doing it again, effendi. Do you have the power to stop them?"
[Libya Herald] Deputy Presidency Council (PC) leader Ahmed Maetig has announced that he is taking control of the inquiry into allegations that illegal migrants colonists have been sold at auctions as slaves. In a statement, he says the investigation will lead to the arrest of those involved and of them being brought to justice.

In a separate statement, the Libyan foreign ministry says that various Libyan organizations are taking part in the inquiry.

"If the allegations are confirmed, all those involved will be prosecuted and punished," it likewise says.

The PC announced earlier this week that it would set up an inquiry following a report by CNN into auctions of migrants colonists in a number of Libyan towns. Published earlier this week, it showed video footage of an auction near 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...
Following the PC announcement, Anas al-Azabi of the anti-illegal immigration agency in Tripoli suggested that an investigation had already started.

Reports of illegal migrants colonists being seized in Libya, being forced to work for no money and being sold are not new. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported this on a number of occasions. The CNN documentary, however, managed to video a sale.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

UN flight from Tripoli with HoR members refused Tobruk landing
[Libya Herald] Ageela Saleh has lashed out at Tobruk airport officials who this morning refused landing permission to a UN plane from 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...
bringing 29 House of Representatives (HoR) members for a key debate.

The parliamentarians from the west had been on their way to attend an HoR session which was expected to discuss, and maybe even vote on, the results of the joint HoR and State Council drafting committee’s two meetings in Tunis last month. The debate was announced last Tuesday and was due to take place in the coming week.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Saleh’s party slams Houthi-affiliated groups, says they are ‘mercenaries’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The party of ousted Yemeni President former President-for-Life former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, the General People's Congress Party, slammed militias affiliated with the Houthis and called them "mercenaries and merchants of war."

Saleh’s party also warned of the threats posed by these militias’ practices.

...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout Montefiore's foot was still stuck and the hound had completely soaked his uniform with slobber...
an official at the General People's Congress Party condemned the state’s media for how it’s dealing with "these mercenaries."

"The way they are dealing with them raises a lot of questions as to whose interest these media outlets are serving and what message they want to convey," he said.

All state media outlets are controlled by 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 ...
militias which have exploited them to attack their major partner in the coup.

Saleh’s party also voiced the importance of not allowing "merchants of war" to carry out their schemes.

"We will not be dragged behind the nonsense proposed by these mercenaries" it said in reference to the parties affiliated with the Houthis.

Houthi militias have recently pushed political parties which they recently formed to issue a statement and make serious accusations against their partner in the coup. The statement which also called for declaring a state of emergency was seen by some observers as an introduction to completely end the partnership between the Houthis and Saleh.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [45 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Yemeni commander says battles in Sanaa district ‘will end the coup’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni legitimate forces advanced towards the Arhab District - in the capital Sanaa - after they tightened control over almost 90 percent of the Nihm district, an Al Arabiya correspondent reported.

Sheikh Mansour al-Hanq, head of the Sanaa resistance, told Al Arabiya and Al Hadath television channels that battles in the Arhab district are "decisive and will end the coup."

Addressing Yemeni citizens who were misled and forced to fight alongside the rebels, Hanq said: "The national army and resistance will do nothing but good deeds, and they will only pursue those who staged the coup."

The forces advanced with the support of the Saudi-led coalition’s air cover and the coalition’s and national army’s artillery shelling.

...back at the revival hall, the pastor had finally been wrestled from the pulpit.
Y'got the wrong guy! he yelled just before Sergeant Malone's billy club landed...

Yemeni sources said 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 ...
militias kidnapped around 12 civilians from Arhab and blew up three houses.

They also said that the Houthis attacked several towns in Arhab, such as al-Arshan and al-Ghoula, and raided houses, adding that the militias’ armored vehicles deployed there as well.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

The Grand Turk
EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'
[Al Jazeera] The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
will cut funds allocated to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
due to the "deteriorating situation in relation to democracy, rule of law and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
" there, according to a European Parliament (EP) statement.

The bloc will shrink the so-called "pre-ascension funds" for Turkey by 105m euros ($124m) and suspend an additional 70m euros in the 2018 budget, the statement said on Saturday.

Ankara is entitled to receive 4.45 billion euros from the EU between 2014 and 2020 in the framework of the bloc's "Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance".

The Council of the EU and the EP, the two legislative institutions of the bloc, still need to formally approve the new budget.

"Concerning Turkey, MEPs made sure to cut pre-accession funds by 105 million euros (with a further €70 million in commitments put in reserve), as they consider the deteriorating situation in relation to democracy, rule of law and human rights worrying," the statement by the EP said, referring to its members as MEPs.

Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  If a country can't stand on its own financially it shouldn't be considered an ally.

This strikes me as an example of da perfessors....."Where's the graft in that?" Oh, right there.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/20/2017 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  "We need this money for Palestinians, verstehen?"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2017 13:37 Comments || Top||

#3  EU cuts Turkey funding after 'democratic deterioration'

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/20/2017 18:54 Comments || Top||

Sami links MMA’s revival to support for Fata-KP merger
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Sami chief Maulana Samiul Haq
...the Godfather of the Taliban, leader of his own faction of the JUI. Known as Mullah Sandwich for his habit of having two young boys at a time...
on Saturday announced that the Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal would be revived only if the religious parties, including JUI-F, supported the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

He was speaking to the members of the Tribal Youth Jirga, who called on him at the Darul Uloom-e-Haqqania in Akora Khattak here to discuss the issue of Fata-KP merger.

The delegation comprised youth leaders from the PPP, ANP, PTI, Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, Qaumi Watan Party and other parties’ Fata chapters.

The JUI-S chief said he didn’t confront JUI-F leader Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
but didn’t understand his logic behind opposition to the merger of tribal areas with KP.

"I don’t know why Maulana Fazlur Rehman is opposed to the merger of Fata with Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa," he said.

Mr Sami said the JUI-F chief had never favoured bids to form alliance of religious parties.

He said ironically, Mr Fazl opposed the Shariat Bill in parliament though it was tabled by his teachers and even he made fun of it by declaring it shararat (mischief) bill.

"Maulana Fazlur Rehman studied at Darul Uloom-e-Haqqania for seven years but we don’t understand his aims and objectives," he said.

The JUI-S chief said he didn’t agree to the opinion that the Frontier Crimes Regulation was close to Islamic teachings, and rather declared it a system of brutalities.

"Tribal people are fighting a war for rights.

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'Nawaz Sharif is an ideology,' says PML-N chief at Abbottabad election campaign rally
[DAWN] Former prime minister and PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
on Sunday addressed a public gathering in Abbottabad
... A pleasant city located only 30 convenient miles from Islamabad. The city is noted for its nice weather and good schools. It is the site of Pakistain's military academy, which was within comfortable walking distance of the residence of the late Osama bin Laden....
, formally launching his party's campaign for the upcoming general election.

Sharif began his address with a trademark declaration of love to his audience. "Nawaz Sharif really loves you too," he told the crowd.

"Today, I am remembering 2013. The same passion was present then," he said, surveying the gathering.

The former premier, who was disqualified from public office by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers verdict, told his supporters that "no court's decision can break the ties" between him and his following in Abbottabad.

He recalled developments made by his government since 2013, including infrastructural and power projects. The Haripur motorway to Havelian will be completed shortly, he said. "I may not be prime minister anymore, but the motorway will continue being built."

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#1  'Nawaz Sharif is an adverb, also a dessert topping and a floor wax'
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2017 7:44 Comments || Top||

Mexico says it will henceforth vote with Israel in international bodies
Interesting. I wonder what motivated the change,
[IsraelTimes] Mexico reportedly has announced that it will change its voting strategy at the UN and other international bodies by putting a stop to votes in favor of Paleostinian resolutions, reported the UnitedWithIsrael website last Wednesday.

Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Figari contacted Israeli Ambassador to Mexico Yoni Pelad and told him of the shift in strategy for upcoming voting related to the Israeli-Paleostinian conflict, Israel’s Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported.

The declaration was made two months after Netanyahu visited Mexico during a trip to Latin America that also included Argentina
...a country located on the other side of the Deep South. It is covered with Pampers and inhabited by Grouchos, who dance the Tangle. They used to have some islands called the Malvinas located where the Falklands are now. They're not supposed to cry for Evita...
and Colombia.

In mid-September, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first sitting Israeli prime minister to visit countries in Latin America. He met with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Mexico City and signed several agreements that bolster the ties and cooperation between the two countries.

In October, Mexico’s former UNESCO ambassador, who was fired last year for walking out of a vote on an anti-Israel resolution effectively denying Jewish ties to Jerusalem, was honored in Los Angeles. Andres Roemer received the Guardian of Truth and History Award from StandWithUs during a ceremony held Friday in Los Angeles, reported the Milenio news website.
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#1  Interesting. I wonder what motivated the change,

You think their going to get advance technologies from 'you know who'? Besides its a good cover when the usual bundlers of illicit border traffic are found to have moved some 'unsavory' individuals of interest into the US. The usual "it wasn't us" diplo code will be played.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/20/2017 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  The new country of mexarael! Located next to iisrastan!
Posted by: Menhadden Shaling4686 || 11/20/2017 9:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Motivation for firing?

Roemer was educated at Berkeley and Harvard. One might think he's way out on the left.
"Roemer has mainly focused his work on the economic analysis of the nonmarket forces, i.e. those goods or services that cannot be directly evaluated within the economy notwithstanding they significantly influence the economic system, such as feelings and emotions."

I can see where this, if implemented could lead to all kinds of problems such as redistribution of income based on feelings. Why do I think of climate change?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/20/2017 11:03 Comments || Top||

Sadr militia want incorporated into Iraqi army
They learned Tater up good when they had him at Qom.
[RUDAW.NET] The Saraya al-Salam militia of the Shiite holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
entered Kirkuk last month only to provide security to its residents and not to take control of territories, says the group’s spokesperson, and that they aim to be incorporated into the Iraqi army.

"We didn’t enter Kirkuk to control territory," Safa al-Tamimi, a commander and spokesperson for Saraya al-Salam told Rudaw TV on Saturday. "Rather, we went there to protect the security of the people of the city, and convey the message of peace, love and certainty."

Al-Tamimi said that upon entering Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
his militia group was welcomed by the city’s Kurdish, Turkmen and Arab communities. He also said they want to integrate the Hashd al-Shaabi forces with the Iraqi army and security forces.

Al-Tamimi said the main objective of the Saraya al-Salam from day one has been to support the Iraqi army.

"We have always been a supporting group within the Iraqi army and security establishments." al-Tamimi maintained. "Our only objective has been to support the Iraqi army and neutralize the danger against sacred places that were attacked by ISIS hard boys."

"This has been our aim since our establishment, since ISIS attacked Iraq in 2014."

Sayara al-Salam holy warriors were part of the overall Iraqi incursion into Kirkuk and other disputed territories in October.

Al-Tamiki said that his group has carried out no armed activity since entering the region and that they have reassured all parties of their intentions.

"We have done no military activities in Kirkuk and every party knows this," he said. "We reiterate that we will always be a guarantor for the entire nation of Iraq," al-Tamimi detailed.

On reports of human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
abuses al-Tamimi said that all militia groups should not be lumped together, and that some of the violations might have been perpetrated by individuals.

"Not all the units of the Hashd al-Shaabi forces are responsible for these violations if there had been any," he said. "The wrongdoings should have been on a personal level, if some disorganized and disobedient units have done something wrong."

"The Hashd al-Shaabi commanders were doing their best to prevent these individual violations." al-Tamimi said.

Al-Tamimi claimed that their leader, al-Sadr, wants his and all other militia groups to be incorporated into government forces and come under the prime minister’s control.

"Since the formation of the Saraya al-Salam, Moqtada Sadr has been calling for the Hashd al-Shaabi units to be under the command of the commander-in-chief of the armed forces," he explained. "In his first statement, his request was that we form a military unit that is part of Iraq’s security forces."

"This is our request too, and we hope this happens. We hope that organized units are incorporated into the Iraqi army and security forces. And this is to reach the high aim which is to raise the Iraqi flag and that of its army."

On November 7, Sadr called upon his Saraya al-Salam militia group to pull out their forces from the city of Kirkuk within 72 hours.

Sadr explained then that the administrative affairs of Kirkuk as well as all the others "have to be handed over to the security forces."
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

KRG FM calls on world to be pragmatic in dealing with Iraq
[RUDAW.NET] Calling out the international community for preaching democracy but criticizing the Kurdistan independence referendum, the Kurdistan Region’s foreign minister said it is time to end the One Iraq policy and approach the issue with pragmatism.

"We still don’t understand why you preach us and teach us democracy and elections," said Falah Mustafa, but when it comes to the Kurdistan Region "it’s not good for us or is not a good time."

He was speaking on a panel titled ’Rebuilding the Middle East from civil war to civil society’ at the Halifax International Security Forum on Sunday.

Noting that the Kurdistan Region has taken what has not been an easy journey from a mountain-based revolutionary movement to running a civil administration while living in a neighbourhood that "is not that friendly," Mustafa acknowledged that they are still working on building democracy.

But he noted that in Baghdad today "they think that by having elections on time, that’s democracy. But that’s only the beginning of the process."

He questioned the largely North American audience as to why they were not offering more support for Kurdistan’s attempts to build a democratic nation and instead were backing Baghdad and a united Iraq.

"These are man-made borders. These borders will change... if not today, tomorrow." Mustafa said, noting that now is the time to be realistic.

When the Kurdistan Region held a democratic exercise, voting on the right to self-determination, the world condemned it as illegal and illegitimate and Iraq reacted with force. Baghdad has taken the position "that they are victorious, winner takes all," and they want to destroy Kurdistan, he said.

The situation is now threatening to return to civil war, repeating a common cycle in the Middle East of civil war to civil society and back to civil war, he said, picking up on the theme of the panel.

"Be realistic," he concluded. "Change this One Iraq policy, you will see stability."
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PA, terrorists ordered to pay terror victims NIS 62 million
That's US$17,639,930 at an exchange rate of 3.51 Israeli shekels to the dollar...still a large sum. Collecting from the PA is easy enought, but how do they plan to get anything from the terrorists?
[Ynet] After 16 years, Jerusalem District Court awards terror victims' family compensation for physical and emotional damages, with both the gunnies and the PA found liable in damages; 'The PA paid, encouraged and supported terrorism,' says victims' father.

The Jerusalem District Court has ordered the Paleostinian Authority (PA) and the gunnies who carried out a deadly 2001 attack that claimed the lives of three Israelis to pay the victims' family NIS 62 million in compensation.

Sharon and Yaniv Ben Shalom and Sharon's brother Doron Zvori were murdered by a six-member terror cell in the attack on route 443 on their way home from a family trip to the southern resort city of Eilat. Their vehicle was trailed by the terrorists, who then proceeded to open fire.

Sharon managed to save her two infant daughters‐Efrat and Shachar Ben Shalom, who were also in the vehicle‐by throwing herself on top of them. The girls have since been raised by their mother's sister, Odelia Ben Shalom, and her husband, Atsmon Moshe.

In 2008, the victims' family submitted a NIS 559 million claim against the Paleostinian Authority, the Paleostinian Liberation Authority (PLO) and the six terrorists, who have been imprisoned in Israel. "We cannot describe the pain, sorrow, sense of loss and anger that have become part of the plaintiffs' daily life, all because of the vicious acts of villians," the suit stated.

The recent verdict is a follow up to a decision from 2014, which determined the gunnies were liable in damages, as is the PA for aiding and facilitating the attack.

The verdict detailed the physical and emotional damage caused to all the victims' family members, including a letter from Efrat and Shachar, the two orphaned daughters who were in the car.

The court decided to award NIS 10 million to each of the three victims' estates, NIS 6 million to each of the two orphaned daughters and NIS 5 million to each of the victims' (four) parents.

The PA was ordered to cover 40 percent (or NIS 24.8 million) of the awarded damages, with the gunnies themselves being ordered to pay 60 percent (NIS 37.2 NIS). The defendants were also ordered to pay plaintiffs' legal fees, amounting to 20 percent of the awarded sum.

"This ruling brings closure in a way," said Sharon and Doron's father, Zion Zvori, following Sunday's verdict. "We knew all along that the Paleostinian Authority is guilty: it sent the murderers, it led to this. This is the verdict, so now they can't say 'the PA knew,' or 'the PA didn't know.' The PA paid, encouraged and supported terrorism."

"There's no feeling of joy or anything of the sort," stressed Zvori. "I've lost children, money isn't a factor in this matter. What is a factor is the proof the children were murdered because they were Jewish, and that the PA supported this."

Attorney Eliyada HaCohen, who represented the families in court, stated that "this verdict was given in favor of all of our children. The Paleostinian equation in which the murderer of an Israeli is given respect, presitge and money, has been laid morally bare, and more importantly‐in its bare consequences. There is no profit in murdering Jews."
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

Hardliners attack Ahmadinejad loyalists at sit-in protest in Iran
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] "Revenge for Allah" militias, an hard boy hardline group in Iran, attacked officials belonging to the administration of former Iranian President Mahmoud Short Round Ahmadinejad, who is currently taking refuge at a religious shrine in Tehran.

The group reportedly carried out the attack on Saturday as a way to protest against the charges of corruption against them.

Ahmadinejad’s unofficial website, Dolat-e Bahar, published pictures and videos of the attack and reported that members of the hard boy groups were loyal to the head of the Iranian judiciary, Sadiq Amouli Larijani. They also beat supporters of Iranian former vice president, Hamid Baghaei, former media adviser Ali Junafkar, and former senior government official Habibullah Kharasani, all who have been carrying out a religious sit-in since Wednesday at Shah-Abdol-Azim shrine.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  nothing says 'I'm not guilty of corruption' like beating up people carrying out a sit in protest
Posted by: lord garth || 11/20/2017 0:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Red on red.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2017 4:02 Comments || Top||

#3  so Odd-job and his supporters are supposed to be the moderates... oh, yeah...
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/20/2017 5:43 Comments || Top||

#4  There's a group in Iran more radical than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

So the beatings won't stop?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/20/2017 10:32 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
4Islamic State
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