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Good Morning

What you need to know about DC statehood
Friday April 23rd, 2021

TinaLouise02
Jalisco New Generation Cartel reportedly bombed local Mexican police with at least two drones
Olympia, Wash.: Far-left militants in black bloc were arrested at a violent BLM-Antifa protest on 16 April
Theodore Matthee-O'Brien, of Portland, was arrested for 4th time
Activists with radical climate group Extinction Rebellion broke windows of a bank in the financial district of London
Portland militant antifa member, Joshua Craig Blount, says property-owning civilians are fair game
More charges filed against alleged King Soopers gunman Ahmad Alissa
More charges filed against
alleged King Soopers gunman Ahmad Alissa

Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Very nice, but still a Mary Ann guy
Posted by: Frank G || 04/23/2021 6:45 Comments || Top||

#2  The winner of Survivor, a program in which contestants were isolated on a remote island.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/23/2021 10:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Strange thing nobody ever got voted off Gilligan's Island. Not even Thurston Howell the third that greedy capitalist pig.
Posted by: jpal || 04/23/2021 16:27 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Many died in ‘Taliban’ attacks across Afghanistan
[Khaama Press] Local officials in Maidan Wardak province said at least five security force members had their heads chopped off by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
after surrendering to the group on the outskirts of Maidan Shahr the city of Wardak province. Sardar Bakhtiari, the deputy head of Wardak Provincial Council told the media on Thursday, that the incident took place in the Mullah Khel area of Jalriz district in Maidan Wardak. The fully equipped small unit surrendering to the Taliban belonged to "Antan" checkpoint. The Taliban has reportedly overrun the checkpoint and took all of the equipment available inside the checkpoint after decapitating the Afghan security force members.

Taliban so far did not comment on the incident.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
five people were kidnapped by the Talibs in Jalriz district, while they were traveling to Maidan Shahr, the city of Maidan Wardak province. Security officials told media that the abductees were taken to an unknown location.

In other security incidents, five people were killed in three more were maimed during Taliban attacks in Ghor and Parwan provinces on Wednesday.

Ghor Governor, Abdul Zahir Faiz told the media that three students and a government employee were killed in a Taliban attack in the Dawlatyar district of Ghor province on Wednesday evening. These individuals were killed while they were traveling from Kabul to the Lal Sarjang district of Ghor, Taliban stopped their vehicle and killed them, Faiz said.

Also, Taliban offensive in Bagram district of Parwan province claimed life of a policeman on Wednesday night. According to security officials two people were also injured during the Taliban attack. Taliban is said to have fled the area following the outflank operation.

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
officials in Parwan complained that the Taliban occasionally attacks the Sar Sayad area but the government is not taking any action to clear the area from Taliban influence and infiltrations.

This comes as unidentified button men on Wednesday night murdered Zia Mudaber, an employee of Afghanistan’s National Statics and information Authority. Mudaber, who was murdered in his residence, worked in the biometrics department for issuing electronic IDs to the public. Two of his family members were also reported to have been injured during the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  since 2000 about 70,000 Taliban have died in the conflict and about the same number of Afghan Govt (including municipal and regional -both military, police and administrative) forces
Posted by: Lord Garth || 04/23/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||


ANA kills 78 Taliban during separate military operations: MoD
[KhaamaPress]
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Commando officer assassinated in Kabul city
[KhaamaPress] Meanwhile, on Thursday afternoon unidentified gunmen shot dead an Afghan commando officer in Kabul.

Mohammad Yousef, commando officer was shot and killed by unknown gunmen while he was on his way home.

The gunmen assassinated the military officer in the Qala-e-Haidar area of Kabul city.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under:


8 ANA Soldiers Killed in Balkh Clashes
[ToloNews] At least eight Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed in festivities with the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in Balkh district in Balkh province on Wednesday night, said Mohammad Younus Stanekzai, district governor.

The festivities began with a Taliban attack on a security outpost, Stanekzai said, adding that "six other soldiers were rescued this morning from the area after army special forces launched an operation."

A security source also said: "The festivities continued until Thursday afternoon. The Taliban also suffered heavy casualties in the festivities but there is no exact information yet."

The local security officials have not yet commented on the attack.

The Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack.

In the meantime, the Afghan National Army's 209 Shaheen Corps in a statement on Thursday said that seven Taliban were killed and eight others were maimed in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Zarai district of Balkh on Wednesday.

"The Taliban’s weapons and equipment were also destroyed in the airstrike," it said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia: Puntland crushes 'terrorist networks' behind assassinations
[Garowe] Maintaining their efficient and determined war on terror, Puntland
...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion...
security forces inflicted a heavy blow on al-Shabaab
...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them...
in the latest operations launched following a string of terrorist attacks.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Woman and Child Drown After Migrants Intercepted off Libyan Coast
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

On Wednesday evening, a child and a woman drowned after one of two boats carrying about 100 people each was intercepted off the Libyan coast and returned ashore, according to Safa Msehli spokesperson for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

They are among the 4,500 people who have been brought back to Libya this year, after attempting the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.

In March, a total of 480 migrants were intercepted and returned to Libya, and transferred to detention centers in the North African country.
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: At Least 83 Killed As Bandits Strike Again in Zamfara
The bandits share their takings with Boko Haram.
[All Africa] Governor Bello Matawalle has expressed his sadness over the unfortunate incidents.

Attacks by suspected bandidos across villages in Zamfara State have left at least 83 persons dead and hundreds of others, including women and kiddies, injured.

Reports on the attacks were given by displaced people, officials and residents of the affected communities.

Most of the attacks, which appeared coordinated, happened on Wednesday in Gusau, Maradun and Bakura local government areas of the troubled North-west state.

PREMIUM TIMES had, the day before the latest attacks, reported apprehension in the Dansadau district of Maru Local Government Area following the killing of 20 people in separate attacks by rival groups in the area.

The sole administrator of Bakura local government , Aminu Suleiman, told news hounds that over 30 people were killed in attacks in Bakura and Maradun.

Mr Suleiman, however, said the deaths were recorded over days of reprisal attacks between members of outlawed vigilante groups and bandidos.

In Magami district, residents Thursday morning said they had recovered 53 corpses. They said the attackers moved from village to village, unleashing mayhem, unchallenged.

There was tension in the area over fears that the button men would return to disrupt the burial of those killed. Residents said many of those killed were vigilantes who tried to defend their villages against the bandidos.

As of the time of filing this report, the residents of many communities were yet to bury their dead as more corpses were being discovered in the area.

Residents said the assailants carried sophisticated weapons and raided the villages on cycle of violences. They said most of the villages had earlier been deserted following incessant attacks but that some villagers were returning for the farming season.

The affected communities include Gobirawa, Gora, Rini and Madoti Dankule of Maradun and Bakura local government areas.

In the Magami district of Gusau Local Government Area, the affected communities include 'Yar Doka, Kango, Ruwan Dawa, Madaba, Arzikin Da and Mairairai, the closest of which is seven kilometres from Gusau town.

Residents said hostilities persist in the state due to the absence of security agents in the most affected areas. They said this has encouraged extrajudicial killings and reprisal attacks between vigilante members and bandidos.

The state government condemned the attacks in Maradun and Bakura, but has not spoken on the one in Gusau.

The state's Commissioner for Information, Ibrahim Dosara, in a statement, said Governor Bello Matawalle was saddened by the unfortunate incidents.

"The government also condoled with the families of those who bit the dust in the sad event and is taking every necessary step to ensure that the culprits are brought to book," Mr Dosara said.
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Britain
Activists with radical climate group Extinction Rebellion broke windows of a bank in the financial district of London
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under:

#1 

Destruction of Private Property in excess of $500.
Class C Felony anyone?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/23/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Excellent move! They're going to save the planet by breaking windows of a bank. Earth is quite pleased.
Posted by: Wren || 04/23/2021 12:58 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Jalisco New Generation Cartel reportedly bombed local Mexican police with at least two drones
Jalisco New Generation has a fondness for tech like drones and submarines.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Fifth Column
BLM protesters and cops come to BLOWS as statue near Columbus Circle is vandalized with anti-police graffiti in NYC
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A group of hundreds of protesters were seen marching through Manhattan on Thursday before vandalizing a statue in Columbus Circle

  • Several protesters were seen brawling with NYPD officers while others threw an unidentified liquid at them; the protesters were apparently for black trans lives

  • One protester was seemingly heard on video attempting to spit on cops

  • Dozens of police officers were seen carrying zip ties in the aftermath

  • Protesters also defaced the USS Maine National Monument in Columbus Circle near Central Park with anti-cop graffiti

  • The NYPD tweeted it was trying to 'deescalate the situation'

  • The protest was part of weekly 'Stonewall Protests' with black trans lives matter protesters which are 'centered on the acknowledgment of all black life'
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/23/2021 08:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


Hundreds of students at Ohio State occupied the student union for a BLM protest in support of MaKhiaBryant
The excuse du jour for what they were going to do anyway.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Little varmints will do anything to avoid learning.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/23/2021 2:25 Comments || Top||

#2 
So basically 100's of WHITE & a few number Black students met at the STUDENT'S Union to discuss BLOM.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/23/2021 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Useful Idiots, textbook definition
Posted by: Retard Strength || 04/23/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Would it be safe to say the 1000's of students who didn't attend the rally don't support black youth knife fighting in local streets?
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 04/23/2021 9:11 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ except as entertainment
Posted by: Frank G || 04/23/2021 9:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Were they students or were they bussed in from the local rent-a-mob?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/23/2021 9:41 Comments || Top||

#7  Intelligent insults 101:

"I would never call you a useful idiot. You are not useful."
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/23/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#8  Hundreds of students at Ohio State protest civilization

FIFY. Why even be on a campus if you have no use for civilization? Useful idiots seeking indentured monetary servitude to keep the staff and faculty in manner they want to be accustomed to.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/23/2021 10:09 Comments || Top||

#9  Universities are barbaric, liberal cesspools.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 04/23/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#10  Expelling every student there would send a nice proper message about causing problems for other people. When your protest intereferes with my ability to move or get done what I need to get done, then you need a lesson in Universal discipline.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/23/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#11  Any friendly knife fights?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/23/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#12  This wasn't even a knife fight. It was defenseless people about to be brutally murdered. Period.

This is what is happening. The "attack Trump" every time he takes a breath strategy regardless what he does is now being deployed against a new target, police officers.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 04/23/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||

#13  Many of you didn't have a childhood where your friends knife hug you, and it shows.

All those 80s movies whose theme was built on friends knife hugging each other.

And Jack the Knife, gotta be the best power love ballad ever.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/23/2021 21:05 Comments || Top||

#14  What on earth is knife hugging, swksvolFF? I’ve never seen the term before.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 22:13 Comments || Top||

#15  He forgot to use the /Sarcasm tag.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 04/23/2021 22:19 Comments || Top||


Portland militant antifa member, Joshua Craig Blount, says property-owning civilians are fair game
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 

Well should I ask the "WHERE IS ....." question again?
Or is it abundantly clear that Democrat Political Leadership is either in
bed with these Radicals or using them as Deflection from something even more
Illegally disturbing?

Because there are sure enough Oregon Laws on the books that could be used to
lock the POS up.

OREGON LAW(S) Regarding this matter.
ORS 163.275 Coercion - A person commits the crime of coercion when the person compels or induces another person to engage in illegal conduct. To unlawfully cause physical injury to some person. Coercion is a Class C felony

(b) Unlawfully cause physical injury to some animal;

(c) Unlawfully cause damage to property;

(d) Engage in conduct constituting a crime
....
(f) Cause or continue a strike, boycott or other collective action injurious to some person's business....

--------------------

ORS 163.165- Assault 3rd degree
1. (e) While being aided by another person actually present, intentionally or knowingly causes physical injury to another;
(2)(a) Assault in the third degree is a Class C felony.

-------------------------
ORS 163.190- Menacing
1) A person commits the crime of menacing if by word or conduct the person intentionally attempts to place another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury.

(2) Menacing is a Class A misdemeanor.

and more....
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/23/2021 5:52 Comments || Top||

#2  This guy looks like he can attack meatball subs and not much else.
Posted by: Raj || 04/23/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Typical that the Antifa morons do not understand what words mean. He just defined d the context of his riotus behavior as a form of hunting in which the prey is capable of hunting back the predators. Fair game would suit a lot of us just fine dipsh•t,
So bring it and get right with Jesus because you are on the way to visit.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/23/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Re: #1: Those criminal statutes we're broken long ago with the DA doing nothing. It is now on the people to deal with this criminal.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 04/23/2021 15:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Dude

You're fair game too. You think property owners will just roll over and let you burn their places done.
Ha! Homeowners are just itching to ventilate you and your thugs
Posted by: Percy Flotle3938 || 04/23/2021 17:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Circulate his frontal side and 3/4 facial photos.
Hook up facial recognition software to a million home security cameras.

When this asshole's mug matches an image on your security cam feed, trigger an alarm.

Armed citizens in the neighborhood then need to be alerted, informed, and mustered to approach and confront the asshole.
Posted by: Glusoth Sproing3810 || 04/23/2021 20:40 Comments || Top||


Theodore Matthee-O'Brien, of Portland, was arrested for 4th time
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 

Without Bail ......
Hummmmm! should we expect to see Arrest #5 in the coming days?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/23/2021 5:53 Comments || Top||

#2  No.5 arrest/release would make him an "ace" in the revolution! Maybe he can get a street named after him!
Posted by: Bobby || 04/23/2021 8:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Arresting people simply because they are committing crimes is a bit judgmental, don't you think? Once you start throwing people in jail for felonies, where does it end?
Posted by: SteveS || 04/23/2021 15:03 Comments || Top||


Olympia, Wash.: Far-left militants in black bloc were arrested at a violent BLM-Antifa protest on 16 April
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Soros' useful idiots
Posted by: Warthog || 04/23/2021 5:55 Comments || Top||

#2  But will they be prosecuted for anything?
Posted by: Glenmore || 04/23/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#3  they would be good bait for crab pots
Posted by: 746 || 04/23/2021 15:17 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
U.S. excludes Turkey from F-35 program
[SHAFAQ] The United States and eight other countries have abolished the 2006 deal regarding the F-35 program and signed a new agreement that has excluded The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, Anadolu Agency (AA) cited a U.S. defense official as saying late Wednesday.

Turkey is one of the main parts suppliers to the warplanes.

The official did not go into further detail regarding the move, according to AA.

Washington removed Turkey from the F-35 Lightning II jet program in 2019, arguing that S-400 air missile systems acquired by Turkey could be used by Russia to covertly obtain classified details on the Lockheed Martin F-35 jets and is incompatible with NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
systems.

Turkey, however, insists that the S-400 would not be integrated into NATO systems and would not pose a threat to the alliance.

Despite Turkey’s removal from the program and sanctions imposed on Turkey’s defense industry in December, the Pentagon has said it will continue to depend on Ottoman Turkish contractors for key F-35 components.

A U.S. congressional watchdog warned in May 2020 that the U.S. decision to expel Turkey from the F-35 program is likely to compound its already beleaguered supply chain issues from a production increase. The $398 billion (TL 3 trillion) F-35 program has faced many problems since then, including engine shortages.
Posted by: Fred || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  At this point, the Turks don't understand what a bullet they've dodged.
Posted by: ed in texas || 04/23/2021 20:15 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
New York Subway Bomber Sentenced to Life in Prison
Good. May the rest of his life be exceedingly uncomfortable.
[AnNahar] A Bangladeshi immigrant was sentenced to life in a U.S. prison Thursday for a botched attempt to unleash carnage with a kaboom in a crowded New York subway passage in the name of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

Akayed Ullah
...the very connected lone wolf who belonged to the Al Qaeda-linked Masjid Nur al-Islam mosque in Brooklyn...
maimed himself and three other people in the December 11, 2017 blast in a tunnel below the Port Authority bus terminal near Times Square.

The bomb, which he strapped to his body with zip wires, failed to detonate as planned, and Ullah was left with burns to his torso and hands. His victims suffered minor complaints such as ringing in their ears and headaches.

The explosion sowed panic and disrupted the Monday morning commute during the busy Christmas tourism season, six weeks after a truck driver, also reportedly inspired by IS, killed eight people on a bike path.

Ullah, who migrated to the United States in 2011, was found guilty on all six counts by a Manhattan jury on November 6, 2018.

The 31-year-old's convictions include supporting a foreign terrorist organization, using a weapon of mass destruction and bombing a public place.

Judge Richard Sullivan said that although Ullah "ultimately failed" in the execution of the attack, it didn't make him "less culpable."

"Your conduct was truly heinous. This is about as bad a crime as there is," he said, handing down the life sentence.

Ullah's defense counsel had called for the mandatory minimum sentence of 35 years.

Ullah said what he had done was "wrong."
"Because I failed, Infidel"
"I can tell you from the bottom of my heart I am deeply sorry for what I did," he told the sentencing hearing.

Ullah was caught on CCTV walking through the subway terminal and detonating the bomb strapped to his body. After his arrest, he allegedly told authorities: "I did it for the Islamic State."

Ullah, a lawful permanent resident of the United States, built the bomb in his apartment, packing the device with metal screws and Christmas tree lights, having planned the attack for several weeks.

On the morning of the bombing, Ullah posted a statement on Facebook referring to the U.S. president saying: "Trump you failed to protect your nation."

A chilling handwritten note saying "O America die in your rage" was found, along with metal pipes, wires and screws in his home, prosecutors said.

Ullah began to radicalize in 2014, three years after moving to the United States, by watching IS propaganda online before starting to research how to make bombs a year ago, officials said.

Prosecutors said he opposed US government policies in the Middle East and wanted to terrorize as many people as possible, deliberately choosing a week day when the area would be most crowded.
Benar News adds:
The Dec. 11, 2017, explosion in a passageway connecting the subway station at Times Square to New York’s Port Authority bus station, occurred less than two weeks after IS released a propaganda video, "Flames of War II." In it, leaders called on supporters to carry out attacks in the United States.

One day after the bombing, Ullah’s wife, Ferdous Jui, was questioned by police in Dhaka.

She said her husband, who had been living in Brooklyn, N.Y., since 2011, visited Bangladesh in early September 2017, months after she gave birth to their son.

He made the trip to arrange U.S. immigration papers for his family, officials said.
So the family lied when they said he went home to visit a Rohingya refugee camp to conduct charity work? How unexpected. Still, he had to know by then what he planned to do. What did he think the American authorities would do to his family afterward?
According to Bangladeshi police, Ferdous Jui told them that her husband may have been influenced by sermons and writings of radical Moslem preacher Jasim Uddin Rahmani.
Her husband told her to look into what the man had to say, which was a strong hint. Mufti Muhammad Jasimuddin Rahmani has been behind bars since he was arrested in 2013. Inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, his followers include members of Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami (HuJI) and Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh. He was connected to JMB by marriage...
The preacher is the imprisoned leader of a banned Bangladeshi murderous Moslem group, Ansar al-Islam, also known as Ansarullah Bangla Team.
Ansar-al-Islam is the name they took when they became the Bangladeshi branch of Al Qaeda in the India Subcontinent. They’re notorious for murdering secular Bangladeshi bloggers and writers. In 2017 an ABT man was arrested in India for recruiting for ISIS, which might explain why our miscreant insisted so strongly his dastardly deed was dedicated to ISIS rather than Al Qaeda...
The prosecutor questioned Ullah’s remorse, noting that he proudly boasted about carrying out the attack in the name of IS.

The prosecution’s sentencing memo also showed that Ullah remained radicalized and issued threats following his arrest.

"You started this war, we will finish it. More is coming, you’ll see," he told a corrections officer, according to the memo.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Life in a US prison as opposed to an unceremonious rubbing out and shallow grave near a Bangladeshi airfield? He'll take it.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/23/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Chinese ambassador possible target of TTP car bomb at Quetta hotel that killed four


Pakistan: Deadly car bomb rocks luxury hotel in Quetta

[DW] A boom-mobile blast in the parking of a luxury hotel in southwestern Pakistain killed four and maimed at least 11, on Wednesday night.

The blast hit the Serena Hotel in the city of Quetta in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province. Police said responders took victims to nearby hospitals. Local TV channels flashed images of burning cars.

MILITANT GROUP CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
The hard boy group Tehrik-e-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Pakistain grabbed credit for the attack. "It was a suicide kaboom in which our jacket wallah used his explosives-filled car in the hotel," the group told Rooters in a text message. The group has close links to al-Qaeda.

Senior police official Azhar Akram said officers were trying to determine whether the bomb was planted in a vehicle that was parked in the hotel's parking lot. Some security officials said the bomb went kaboom! minutes after a car entered the parking lot.

Chinese Ambassador Nong Rong had earlier in the day met provincial Chief Minister Jam Kamal in the city. It was not clear whether the blast was targeted at the envoy or members of the delegation.

The Serena hotel is near the Iranian Consulate and the provincial parliament building. Balochistan province, which is rich in mineral resources, has seen insurgency by local secessionists over the years. The Pak Taliban and "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....
" group also have a presence.
An Nahar adds:
Officials raised the corpse count to five.

Beijing said it strongly condemned the attack, although the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
said Pakistain security officials were the target of the blast.

The bomb was placed in a car parked at the Serena hotel -- part of a five-star chain popular with diplomats -- and detonated late Wednesday in the city of Quetta, capital of Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province.

For years the TTP unleashed deadly attacks on urban centres across Pakistain from their bases along the Afghan border, where they provided shelter to an array of global jihadist groups including Al Qaeda.

But a massive military offensive launched in 2014 largely destroyed the group's command and control structure, dramatically reducing turban violence throughout Pakistain.

Analysts warn, however, that Pakistain has yet to tackle the root causes of extremism.

Balochistan is Pakistain's largest and poorest province despite being rich in natural resources.

Resentment has been fuelled by billions of dollars of Chinese money flowing into the region through the China-Pakistain Economic Corridor (CPEC) -- a key part of China's Belt and Road Initiative -- which locals say gave them little benefit as most new jobs went to outsiders.

In 2019 button men stormed a luxury hotel overlooking a flagship CPEC project -- the deep-water seaport in Gwadar that gives China strategic access to the Arabian Sea -- killing at least eight people.

And in June, Baloch forces of Evil targeted the Pakistain Stock Exchange, which is partly owned by Chinese companies.

Both attacks were claimed by the Balochistan Liberation Army.
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#1  The Paks are said to be big partners with the CCP in the CCP roads and belts program although nothing has been built yet.
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#2  I swear we had nothing to do with it. Sometimes those guys can have bright ideas all their own.
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Iraq
Turkish shelling near Zakho village: local official
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish shelling struck 500 metres from homes in a village in Zakho's Batifa sub-district on Thursday, a mukhtar (chief) told Rudaw.

Shelling on the village of Kashani lasted for an hour on Thursday afternoon, village mukhtar Hassan Kashani told Rudaw.

"Some of the shelling landed as close as 500 metres from peoples' homes," Kashani said.

There were no casualties as a result of the attack, the village chief added, but locals have been left shaken.

Airstrikes took place earlier in the afternoon on the village of Kaniatu, an administrative official who did not want to be named told Rudaw.

Batifa, located in Duhok province, is regularly struck by Ottoman Turkish bombardments, with the latest taking place last month after a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) attack on a Ottoman Turkish military base in the area.

Earlier this month, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Mount Matin in Duhok province. The Ottoman Turkish defence ministry said it killed five PKK fighters in the bombing.

The PKK is a Kurdish gang which has fought for increased rights for Turkey's Kurdish minority for decades. It is designated a terrorist group by Ankara. Its headquarters are in the Kurdistan Region's Qandil mountain range.

Villages in Batifa were left without water and electricity after Ottoman Turkish bombings in December.

More than 500 villages have been emptied as a result of Ottoman Turkish and Iranian incursions into the Kurdistan Region since 1992, according to a parliamentary report released in September.

According to the latest figures from the International Crisis Group, at least 5,311 people have been killed during PKK-Turkey festivities since July 20, 2015, when the short-lived grinding of the peace processor between both sides ended.
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Rockets hit near Baghdad international airport, no casualties
At this point it’s not weather, it’s climate.
[AlAhram] At least three rockets landed in the perimeter of Baghdad International Airport late on Thursday, Iraqi security officials said.

The officials said the rockets landed near the area of the airport which houses U.S. forces and there were no reported damages or casualties.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
Deutsche Welle adds:
An Iraqi soldier was maimed, the AFP news agency reported.

Security forces also said they found and defused unfired rockets from the rooftop of an empty house that was used to launch the rockets, the statement said.

US officials blamed Iran-backed militias for the attack, although no group initially grabbed credit.
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Iraqi contractor injured in an attack on a Coalition convoy on Babel highway
[SHAFAQ] A roadside kaboom reportedly targeted a convoy of the US-led Coalition in Southern Iraq today, Thursday.

A source told Shafaq News Agency that the blast hit a supply convoy of the Coalition on Babel highway.

The source added that the earth-shattering kaboom resulted in injuring an Iraqi security officer from a company contracted with the Global Coalition and damaging a vehicle.
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Turkish artillery bombs a village in Batifa
[SHAFAQ] The Ottoman Turkish artillery bombarded a village in Batifa Sub-district in the north of Zakho district, Duhok governorate.

The headman of Kashani village said in a statement to Shafaq News Agency, "Ottoman Turkish artillery bombed this evening Kashani village in Batifa Sub-district."

"The Ottoman Turkish shelling is a response to an attack on a Ottoman Turkish site by the Kurdistan Workers Party [PKK] fighters," he added.

"The bombardment did not cause any casualties since the shells landed at the outskirts of the village inhabited by five families who returned to take care of their orchards and livestock."
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Iraqi soldier wounded from the bullets of an ISIS sniper in Saladin
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Southeast Asia
6 Indonesian Militants Sentenced to Death for Deadly 2018 Prison Riot
[BenarNews] An Indonesian court has sentenced to death six terrorism convicts for their involvement in a prison riot in Depok in 2018 during which five coppers were killed, a court official said Thursday.

Judges at the East Jakarta District Court delivered the sentences against Wawan Kurniawan, 45, Syawaludin Pakpahan, 46, Anang Rahman, 55, Handoko, 36, Suyanto, 44, and Suparman, 38, on Wednesday in an online session attended remotely by the defendants, said the official, Alex Adam.

"All the defendants stated that they accepted the verdicts and would not appeal," Alex told news hounds.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
At least two children killed in Qamishli clashes: medical source
[Rudaw] At least two children were killed during ongoing festivities between northeast Syria’s (Rojava) internal security forces (Asayish) and militia affiliated with the Syrian regime in Qamishli, a medical source confirmed to Rudaw.

A ten-year-old and a 12-year-old were killed on the third day of festivities in the Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli on Thursday, Khabat hospital’s health staff confirmed to Rudaw’s Viviyan Fattah on Thursday.

Clashes broke out between the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria’s Asayish forces and Syrian government-backed National Defense Forces (NDF) on Tuesday night.

One member of the Asayish forces was also killed during the festivities earlier in the week.

This comes after an "understanding" was reached between the two sides at a meeting at the Qamishli airport on Wednesday through Russian intervention in a meeting to stop the festivities, North Press Agency (NPA) reported on Wednesday.

However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
Rojava’s interior authority’s co-chair Haifei Mustafa told NPA on Thursday morning that they have not reached a final agreement yet.

"Even if the Russia-brokered ceasefire materializes between the two sides, we cannot deem it a lasting agreement. This is merely a truce, not a lasting solution," Basman al-Assaf, head of the United Syria Association, a political organization in Rojava, told Rudaw’s Nalin Hassan on Thursday.

"According to the ceasefire, Russian troops are to be deployed in the locations where fighting took place and the rivalling sides will be removed from them," he added.
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