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Good morning
Flynn, Kislyak transcripts
released after DNI declassification
Saturday May 30th, 2020

Christine Keeler 4
Kazarma fully under LNA control, GNA disagrees
LNA'a Air-force targeting terrorist GNA positions in Jandubah bridge nearby Gharyan
Russian Air Force eliminates several ISIS terrorists in central Syria
ISIS launches heavy attack near gov't oil field in southern Raqqa
Libyan Interior Ministry probes murder of 30 illegal immigrants, one Libyan national
14 Border Forces Killed in ‘Taliban Attack’ Despite Ceasefire
Mayor of Minneapolis imposes
curfew between hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

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#1  I need a chair!
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Frank G || 05/30/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Quick, Frank. Very quick.
Posted by: Matt || 05/30/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

#4  I think a stool would have been a better choice.
Posted by: gorb || 05/30/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
14 Border Forces Killed in ‘Taliban Attack’ Despite Ceasefire
[ToloNews] The Ministry of Defense in a statement on Friday said that at least 14 members of the Afghan Border Force were killed in an attack by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Dand-e-Patan district in the eastern province of Paktia on Thursday evening, despite a ceasefire that continues between the two sides.

The statement reads that the Taliban violated the ceasefire and attacked the Border Forces outpost in the district, adding that the attack was fended off by Afghan forces and the Taliban suffered heavy casualties.

Three other members of the Border Force were maimed in the attack.
Al Ahram adds:
The Taliban took responsibility for Thursday's attack in Paktia province, calling it a ``defensive action,'' without elaborating.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2020 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Defense Ministry Claims Taliban Violated Ceasefire
And we are all so shocked they didn’t keep their word
[ToloNews] The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Friday accused the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
of having violated the ceasefire that was put in place on Saturday despite the group's assurances to fully implement the ceasefire with the Afghan forces.

According to Afghan defense officials, at least 14 members of the Afghan Border Force were killed in an attack by the Taliban in Dand-e-Patan district in the eastern province of Paktia on Thursday evening, despite a ceasefire that continues between the two sides following the initial Eid agreement.

Three other soldiers were maimed in the attack, said the Ministry of Defense.

The Afghan government has again called on the group to respect the ceasefire so that the way is paved for the start of intra-Afghan talks.

Previously, the Taliban accused the Afghan forces of targeting civilians in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in southern Zabul province.

"The Afghan government released a large number of Taliban prisoners to help the ceasefire move on and to help start direct talks with the government," said Sediq Sediqqi, a front man for President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
Afghan officials believe that an extension of the ceasefire will help the country reach long-term peace.

"The Afghans may reach to peace if the intra-Afghan talks are started simultaneously with the ceasefire," said Mohammad Yasin, the governor of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Ordinary Afghans have also been pushing for the two sides to agree on a long-term ceasefire.

"We want the ceasefire that was announced during the Eid to continue," said Ahmad Ali, a resident in Kabul.

"The war has gone on enough now. How long should we face poverty and destruction, we are at war for 40 years--its enough now," said Abdul Wase, a resident in Kabul.

The Eid ceasefire--from May 24 to May 26-- was announced by the Taliban and reciprocated by the Afghan government, and, according to figures provided by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, civilian casualties dropped by 80 percent.

There were reports of two security incidents in each of the three days of Eid, but they were significantly less than recent averages.

According to the AIHRC, before the ceasefire, up to 30 Afghans were killed and maimed as a result of war and violence in the country on a daily basis.

Zabul in the south, Farah in the west and Parwan in the center of Afghanistan have witnessed festivities between government forces and the Taliban in the last 24 hours, according to officials and local sources.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2020 00:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


7 Afghan Local Army soldiers lose lives in Taliban attack in Parwan province
[KhaamaPress] At least seven soldiers of the Afghan Local Army forces bit the dust in an attack by Talibs in northern Parwan province.

Wahida Shahkar, a spokesperson for the provincial government, confirmed that the incident took place late on Wednesday night in Siagerd district.

Shahkar further added that the Talibs attacked a security post of the Afghan Local Army forces in Aantan area of the district, killing at least seven soldiers.

According to Shahkar, another soldier of the Afghan Local Army also sustained injuries during the attack.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pond, Gloria slowly backed away from the eight-foot bull frog. If the creature croaked she would surely be deafened...
Shahkar said the Talibs also sustained casualties during the clash but did not elaborate further regarding the exact number of Talibs killed or maimed.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2020 00:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [39 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Fierce clashes breakout between Sudanese, Ethiopian forces
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
Libyan Interior Ministry probes murder of 30 illegal immigrants, one Libyan national
[Libya Observer] The Libyan Interior Ministry is investigating, through Mizda town's security department, the murder of a Libyan national and 30 illegal immigrants colonists in the town.

In a statement on Thursday, the Interior Ministry said a Libyan national in Mizda, accused of human trafficking, was killed by illegal immigrants colonists while he was smuggling them to coastal cities.

The Ministry added that the relatives of the Libyan national took the law to their own hands and committed vendetta crimes by murdering 26 people from Bangladesh and four from African countries, in addition to injuring 11 others.

The Interior Ministry instructed Mizda security department to take the necessary legal action to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to justice, saying whatever the motive behind the mass murder crime was, the law doesn't permit people to take matters into their own hands.
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


LNA'a Air-force targeting terrorist GNA positions in Jandubah bridge nearby Gharyan
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libya Limp List
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [37 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


GNA Ghaniwa Al-Kikli militia kill humanitarian activist in her apartment
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Kazarma fully under LNA control, GNA disagrees
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Home Front: WoT
Supporter of Islamic State terror group nabbed in undercover sting in FL, FBI says
[AmericanMilitaryNews] A Tampa man faces federal charges after FBI agents said he gave "material support" to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
and may have scouted Honeymoon Island State Park for a possible attack.

Muhammed Momtaz al-Azhari, 23, is charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization, the Department of Justice announced Wednesday.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Large scale infiltration plot by Pakistan. 2 groups of each LeT and JeM planning to infiltrate
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Turkish drone strike 'killed PJAK fighters' – not PKK
[Rudaw] A Ottoman Turkish dronezap on a village in northern Sulaimani province near the Kurdistan Region’s border with Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Tuesday night allegedly killed five members of the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) — not members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) as earlier claimed.

PJAK, an Iranian Kurdish armed opposition group, issued a statement on Friday claiming an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
hit one of its vehicles carrying two fighters and three supporters.

"At 11:45 pm on May 26, two of our fighters were inside a vehicle alongside three of our supporters who were driving in the Assos area of Sifra village," PJAK said in its statement, published by Sterk TV — a media outlet affiliated with the group.

"A Ottoman Turkish drone targeted the vehicle carrying our fighters and supporters and killed all of them inside the vehicle," the statement said.

PJAK named the two fighters as Zinar Brusik and Rebaz Sina, but did not provide names for the three supporters killed in the strike.

The group accused traitors and collaborators of giving up the vehicle’s location to the Ottoman Turkish military. "Such an attack proves that without the hands of the traitors, the enemies will never be able to reach such areas," the statement added.

Initial reports on Tuesday indicated the occupants of the vehicle were members of the PKK, another armed opposition group which has fought a decades-long struggle against the Ottoman Turkish state for greater cultural and political rights for Kurds in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
A statement from Turkey’s Defense Ministry published on Twitter grabbed credit for the strike, and confirmed the killing of five PKK fighters, as part of reconnaissance and surveillance operations over northern Iraq.

Both the PKK and PJAK use the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as a safe haven from which to launch attacks on Ottoman Turkish and Iranian security forces. PJAK is considered the Iranian wing of the PKK, but PJAK claims it is merely linked by shared ideology.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/30/2020 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraq Special Ops - ERD forces said they arrested two ISIS elements in #Kirkuk
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Three Iraqi civilians were injured as an explosive device detonated in southeastern Baghdad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Violent clashes between IDF and Palestinians erupt in West bank
[Jpost] A suspect attempted to use his vehicle to run over IDF soldiers near Meir Spring in the West Bank where the Ephraim Regional Brigade operates. The soldiers fired at the attacker and killed him. The IDF said that no injuries to its troops were reported.

Some Paleostinian reports claim that that the driver was Fadi Adnan Samarah. Following the attempted ramming attack, violent demonstrations erupted at the entrance to Nabi Salih in the southern West bank.

Soldiers in the area are used riot dispersal means against demonstrators throwing rocks at military vehicles.

One Paleostinian was reportedly injured during these demonstrations.
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Jerusalem Police kill unarmed Palestinian at Old City gate
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
ISIS launches heavy attack near gov't oil field in southern Raqqa
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iran prepares for major confrontation by heavily arming IRGC in Persian Gulf
[ALMASDARNEWS] The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), General Hussein Salami, announced that the IRGC’s naval forces have received 112 new warships.

Salami said during the handover ceremony of 112 new warships in Bandar Abbas that this step is part of the birth of a new naval force in the Gulf called ’Iran’.

The commander of the Revolutionary Guards said in a speech: "These boats will increase the offensive power of the Iranian navy in the Gulf waters."

He explained that the strengthening of military force is part of the road map, which is being pursued by the Revolutionary Guards, adding that "Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
is seeking to break the will of the enemy by continuing to produce militarily and aggressively."
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


US announces $3 million reward for info on new ISIS leader
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The U.S. State Department has announced a $3 million reward for information that leads to the whereabouts or arrest of the new leader of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh), Muhammad Ramadan.

The State Department indicated that Muhammad Ramadan, who was born in Jordan, is considered one of the most prominent officials in the terrorist organization.

They said, “He played an essential role in the propaganda operations of (ISIS) in order to recruit and incite elements and make them extremists, and supervised the planning, coordination and production of many videos, propaganda leaflets and online platforms that published violent scenes of torture and mass executions of civilians.”

The reward will be provided for information that leads to the location or seizure of Ramadan under the State Department’s “Rewards for Justice” program.

Since the death of the former leader and founder, Ibrahim Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, the terrorist group has remained relatively silent, except for one brief recording by the new ISIS commander.
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Russian Air Force eliminates several ISIS terrorists in central Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Are they interested in any part-time work in Minneapolis?
Posted by: Clem || 05/30/2020 8:45 Comments || Top||


Russian military building new base near US forces in northeast Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Raqqa : Unidentified aircraft made two strikes on a Regime HQ south of Al Akershi
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/30/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
The prospect of germ terrorism has arrived
[Washington Times] It is a possibility that world leaders may not want to address quite yet — but the topic has now entered the global discourse.

"Council of Europe security experts have warned of the danger of terrorist attacks with biological weapons in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic," reports the Funke Media Group, a German news syndicate.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has shown how vulnerable modern societies are to viral infections and their shock potential," the council’s Committee on Counter-Terrorism said in a statement Monday, according to the German news group.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/30/2020 08:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ReGenesis TV series 2004-2009
Geneticist David Sandstrom is the chief scientist at the prestigious virology/micro-biology NORBAC laboratory, a joint enterprise between the USA, Canada and Mexico for countering bio-terrorism.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/30/2020 11:36 Comments || Top||



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2Hezbollah
1Human Trafficking
1Haqqani Network
1Govt of Sudan
1Govt of Iraq
1Govt of Iran

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Sat 2020-05-30
  Minneapolis Burning
Fri 2020-05-29
  Israel sees sharp spike in coronavirus cases in 24 hours - 79 new patients
Fri 2020-05-29
  SpaceX SN-4 BLOWS up at 1:49 PM Local time in Boca Chica Tx
Thu 2020-05-28
  US to cancel visas for thousands of Chinese grad students with ties to Chinese military schools: report
Thu 2020-05-28
  Afghan Nation Calls for Continued
Ceasefire, Violence Down 80 Percent
Wed 2020-05-27
  Palestinian teen dies while working with explosive in Gaza Strip
Tue 2020-05-26
  Three-day ceasefire in Afghanistan to continue for another week
Mon 2020-05-25
  Kurdish policeman found beheaded in Kirkuk
Sun 2020-05-24
  UN committee urges France to prevent execution of convicted jihadists in Iraq
Thu 2020-05-21
  Iraq security forces arrest the new ISIS leader
Wed 2020-05-20
  Abbas says the PA sees itself free of all agreements with Israel and the U.S. - including on security matters
Tue 2020-05-19
  GNA captures al-Watiyah Airbase from the LNA
Mon 2020-05-18
  Afghan president inks power-sharing deal with rival
Sun 2020-05-17
  Pak Doctor on H-1B Visa Wanted to Attack U.S. for ISIS
Sat 2020-05-16
  Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran reportedly set ablaze

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