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Good Morning

Antrim County Audit Attorney Finds Audit Trail Logs Intentionally Scrubbed to Eliminate Evidence of Fraudulent Electronic Manipulation of Election Outcome
Thursday May 13th, 2021

GildaGray_01
Israel Strikes Kill Senior Hamas Commander, Palestinians Fire Rockets
In al-Bab, SNA military police arrested a Sultan Murad militant. Sultan Murad stormed the police HQ
Shooter killed by IDF soldiers in Nablus was a Palestinian security force member
Multiple Reports That Azerbaijan Advanced Into Syunik In The Sev Lake Area
Al-Qassam Brigades states it fired rockets towards Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
From Friend to Foe: EU Prepares Sanctions on Lebanon for First Time
Andrew Brown Jr. was charged with 100 crimes over three decades, did EIGHT stints in jail, and had a history of violent confrontations with police including a 2016 incident when he had to be tasered by officers

Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Flowers and grass skirts: why do they hate us?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/13/2021 14:24 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Let's keep it under PG-13 to save the kids here.
Posted by: Wren || 05/13/2021 15:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Setting cookies for my new OS.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/13/2021 16:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Perfect feet and ankles. Not to mention what they lead up to.
Posted by: jpal || 05/13/2021 18:21 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
An Asian-American police officer responding to a domestic abuse incident in Stockton, Cal. where a man was trying to strangle a child was shot dead by the suspect
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He got the death penalty. The perp will get what?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/13/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||

#2  He'll get a job as a crime analyst on CNN.
Posted by: Woozle Theamble4130 || 05/13/2021 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Asian lives matter.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/13/2021 11:17 Comments || Top||

#4  So is this War on Police,
Asian Brutality or
Child Abuse?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/13/2021 20:46 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Logar MPs Raise Alarm Over Deteriorating Security
[ToloNews] Lawmakers from Pashtun-infested Logar province in Afghanistan’s parliament on Tuesday raised grave concerns over what they described as deteriorating security in the province.

MPs warned that the fragile security situation in Pashtun-infested Logar could have serious implications on the security of Kabul if substantial actions weren’t taken to fix the lack of security in Pashtun-infested Logar.

However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has said that the Afghan cops are fully prepared to address the security threats in neighboring provinces of Kabul.

Concerns over security threats in Pashtun-infested Logar come weeks after the province sustained a series of assassinations of civilians and military personnel in the area.

At least ten people have been killed over the past two days in the bucolic provincial capital Pul-e-Alam and on the Kabul-Pashtun-infested Logar highway.

"Over the past two days, the head of the economic department, a bank manager and two other our powerful military personnel and six members of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
were killed, the situation is deteriorating day by day," said Haseebullah Stanekzai, the head of the Pashtun-infested Logar provincial council.

"No one is there to respond, no one is there to inquire about our plights, what are our faults," said a resident in Pashtun-infested Logar, Mir Afghan.

"Three people were maimed yesterday, one was martyred, no one is there to respond," said Haji Mirza, a resident in Pashtun-infested Logar.

Meanwhile,
...back at the alley, Bugs Moroni was holding Slats from behind while his brother Greasy Thumb was pounding his face into paste ...
a number of residents in Pashtun-infested Logar have said that weakness and poor leadership of the local administration have been among the key factors that have led to the worsening security situation in the province.

"The situation in Pashtun-infested Logar has worsened, local officials have failed to secure even Pul-e-Alam city, the center of Pashtun-infested Logar province," said Mohammad Akbar Stanekzai, the deputy head of senate.

"The security and defense forces of the country are fully ready to maintain security in Kabul and in the neighboring provinces," said Tariq Arian, a front man for the Ministry of Interior.

In the northern province of Badakhshan, at least ten members of the public uprising forces were killed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in Jurm district.

In Parwan province, at least four people--among them a local government employee--were killed in attacks by unidentified button men.

"We had six casualties among the public uprising forces, 4 injuries were also reported," said MP Zia Yaftali.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Ceasefire in Afghanistan to Start Wednesday at Midnight
[ToloNews] A three-day nationwide ceasefire between the Afghan government and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
is expected to begin on midnight Wednesday.

The Taliban’s front man told TOLOnews that the ceasefire is not to continue after the three days of Eid-ul-Fitr, which begins on Thursday.

However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the public has urged the Taliban to agree to a permanent ceasefire and stop their violence against the Afghan government forces after Eid.

Farid Ahmad serves in the ranks of the Afghan National Police (ANP) and has in recent months been busy fighting the Taliban in the outskirts of Kunduz province. But the reciprocal ceasefire between the Afghan govt and the Taliban has provided a chance for the embattled soldiers to breathe and enjoy the calm for a few days.

"We are happy if the ceasefire is extended, but we are fully prepared to defend and will fight against the enemies until our last drop of our blood," said Farid Ahmad, an Afghan National Police soldier in Kunduz.

"I don’t think that this ceasefire will be extended as it is not based on an agreement," said Sayed Akbar Agha, a former Taliban commander.

"Increased violence creates mistrust and hatred among the Afghan people about the grinding of the peace processor," said Fawzia Koofi, a member of the peace negotiating team representing the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan in the talks with the Taliban.

On Monday, the Taliban instructed its fighters to observe a three-day ceasefire during Eid.

Later on, 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...
in a statement also instructed all Afghan forces to observe the ceasefire during the three days of Eid, but he reiterated that the Taliban’s violence has no legitimacy as international troops are leaving the country.

Previously, the US Department of State, the Afghan government, the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission and the UN mission in Afghanistan have called on the Taliban to extend the ceasefire.

This is the third time that the Taliban has agreed to a ceasefire during the three days of Eid.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Maidan Wardak: 'Tactical Retreat' Preceded Fall of Nerkh District
[ToloNews] Following reports about the fall of Nerkh district
...alternately spelt Nirkh ...
of Maidan Wardak province to the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
, Afghan security officials said that the security forces made a "tactical retreat" from the district.

Maidan Wardak's governor said that the security forces retreated from the district as part of a "conspiracy," without further elaborating. He said the district is currently under Taliban control.

However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) has rejected any kind of "conspiracy" and said that reinforcements have been sent to recapture the district from the Taliban.

"Regrettably, the Taliban took over the district last night because of a conspiracy, the security forces then made a tactical retreat, the district building has sustained damages," said Abdul Rahman Tariq, the governor of Maidan Wardak.

The Taliban meanwhile released footage and claimed that their fighters have taken Nerkh from the government forces.

The Taliban also claimed to have killed many soldiers and taken dozens more hostage.

"Unfortunately, the situation is not stable even in the city, if this situation continues we will face a tragedy," said MP Abdul Rahman Wardak.

Nerkh district is only 30 kilometers away from Kabul.

"If the security forces do not capture the district, Sayedabad district will also face serious threats," said Amir Mohammad Malikzai, the district governor of Sayedabad.

"The landmines planted along the way by the enemy and their use of civilian's homes slowed our operations," said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a front man for the Ministry of Defense.

"(Losing) a district is a big issue, even if a check post falls for a day, then we will have a very serious situation in the next two or three months and it will be very difficult to compensate it," said MP Karim Atal.

Over the past two weeks, violence has significantly increased in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Farah, Badghis, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Kandahar, Zabul, Pashtun-infested Logar, Balkh, Kunduz, Baghlan and Maidan Wardak provinces.

The Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Tuesday that 15 suicide kabooms and dozens of other attacks have been carried out "by the Taliban" since the start of Ramadan on April 13.

The ministry said that 500 more civilians were maimed in the attacks during this period.

The Interior Ministry said that the Taliban were responsible for 200 blasts and 15 suicide kabooms during Ramadan.

The Taliban has denied the government’s claims that the group has a big hand in civilian deaths.

The first day of Ramadan on April 13 witnessed festivities between Afghan cops and the Taliban, in which eight non-combatants were killed and 21 more were maimed.
According to MoI the defense forces retreated after inflicting heavy casualties on the Taliban fighters.

Meanwhile, the Taliban said they had seized the district compound, the district police headquarters, district’s intelligence department, and an army base.

In addition to inflicting heavy casualties to the government forces, many other security force members were captured and all their equipment was seized by the Taliban, a Taliban front man told media.

Officials told media, that Taliban also set district’s compound on fire.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban battered, faces heavy casualties across Afghanistan: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of Defense on Tuesday stated that 157 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
were killed and 99 others were maimed in various Afghan National Defense and Security Forces’ operations over the past 24 hours.

The ministry added that ANDSF also captured 22 Death Eaters during the operations.

According to the newsletter, 95 different types of IEDs and landmines were discovered and defused by the Afghan cops.

The defense operations in which the Taliban suffered heavy casualties were conducted in Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
, Kunar, Paktia, Wardak, Ghazni, Zabul, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Farah, Balkh, Samangan, Jawzjan, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Nimroz, Takhar, Kunduz, and Baghlan provinces.

This comes as violence in Afghanistan have raged following the US-Doha agreement and the confirmation of foreign troops’ withdrawal from the country.

On the other hand, the Ministry of Interior affairs warned administrators of social media and chat groups to remove suspicious people who are campaigning against the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.

Tariq Arian, a front man for MoI said the Ministry will inform administrators of WhatsApp groups and other newsgroups to remove anonymous, suspicious people, terrorists, and murderers.

He said a number of holy warriors have infiltrated some social media groups under the name of "Reporter" and are continuously spreading propaganda against ANDSF.

Arian added that intelligence units and operative teams are working on this matter, and administrators of such groups will be held accountable unless they don’t take action.

The Interior Ministry says the Taliban have resorted to new tactics to carry out acts of sabotage, and this time they want to move and detonate their mines by trucks.

The Interior Ministry also announced that Taliban have resorted to new tactics to carryout acts of sabotage.

Arian also informed the public to check their vehicles after parking and be aware wherever they park their vehicles.

MoI indicated that the Taliban this time wants to use trucks and place roadside kabooms and IEDs and in recent months many of the murderous Moslem group’s subversive activities were exposed to the public and security forces.

Moreover, Shahpoor Ahmadzai, police for PD1 of Pashtun-infested Logar’s capital was killed in an unidentified armed man attack on Monday evening.

The incident took place at Shahidan square in Pul-e-Alam city.

No group or individual grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Herat: Taliban splinter group’s prominent commander injured, left in a coma
[KhaamaPress] Mullah Abdul Mannan Niazi, the deputy leader of a splinter group of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
led by Mullah Rasul, was maimed in a clash in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province on Tuesday evening, sources said.

Deputy leader of splinter group Mullah Abdul Mannan Niazi was injured in a skirmish in western Herat province on Tuesday.

This group of the Taliban is led by Mullah Rasul, the incident reportedly happened at around 10 pm local time in the Guzara district of Herat province.

According to reports, Tahrik-e-Taliban (Pakistain-based Taliban) affiliates attacked the group’s splinter branch in Duzara district where "Niazi" used to live.

Niazi suffered injuries on his head and is under treatment at a regional hospital, the concussion left him in coma.

Local reports indicate three of his men were killed and four others were maimed during the skirmish.

The cause of the festivities between the two Taliban groups has not yet been determined.

The Taliban faction group had previously opposed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as Mullah Mohammad Blinky Omar
...a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality. Died of an unspecified ailment in a Pak hospital...
’s successor, Mansour was later killed in a US Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
back in 2016.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Africa North
110 Abductees Held by Armed Gangs Freed in Libya
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The 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...
Military Region freed on Tuesday 110 hostages from different nationalities that had been kidnapped by armed gangs in the northwestern Libyan city of Bani Walid.

In a statement, the Tripoli Military Region’s 444 Brigade said it raided on Tuesday 16 hideouts belonging to gangs that are implicated in kidnapping and theft in Bani Walid. It discovered the 110 abductees during the operation.

It added that the criminal gangs had attempted to negotiate with the families of the victims to pay a ransom for their release. It assured them that their loved ones were well and that they will be turned over to the concerned authorities.

A migrant crossing point that leads to the west coast, Bani Walid has become notorious for the kidnapping and trafficking of the asylum-seekers.

The United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
has repeatedly warned of the dangerous trafficking operations taking place in the city.

In March, the same brigade announced that it had freed 120 hostages, mostly Egyptian, who had been held by traffickers.
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Multiple Reports That Azerbaijan Advanced Into Syunik In The Sev Lake Area
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies


Fifth Column
Seattle: ‘Death to America.’
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 
Seattle=Toilet: Flush'm
Posted by: Cleting Thogum3963 || 05/13/2021 0:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Generals McInerney et al. agree. America is dying.
Posted by: Titus Spawn of the Hatfields6522 || 05/13/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#3 
Where is the DOJ & FBI?
Given such publicly inciteful remarks repeatedly made by ANTI-FArt leadership. The ANTI-FArt Leadership is clearly no longer protected under Freedom of Speech having shouted "FIRE" in a crowded theater repeatedly now.

Has the Harris/Pelosi/Biden Admin given directions to the DOJ ...NOT... to equally applied law and order?

So that citizens would be forced to exercise their Constitutional Right to Self Protection?

Which would then lay the foundation for a Congressional and/or Executive Order for greater Federal level Restrictive Citizenry controls?


Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/13/2021 5:19 Comments || Top||

#4  ^^^ Look up Cloward-Piven. It is all part of overwhelming the system until it collapses. The only course of action is to restore order by shooting these people on sight.
Posted by: Jumbo Glavick5351 || 05/13/2021 13:40 Comments || Top||

#5  ...until it collapses

That's then the shooting begins. After making so many sheep of the people, those sheep aren't going to save them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/13/2021 15:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Death to Seattle
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/13/2021 16:24 Comments || Top||


Midwest cell of the Youth Liberation Front, an antifa group responsible for organizing mass violence in Portland through Twitter, is threatening to bomb Israeli embassies
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  the mossad will show them "the way"
Posted by: 746 || 05/13/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Use local assets, cash payment or bitcoin. Hit just two or three of them, make a spectacle with the last one. Hands mangled with a hammer, a keyboard lying across the body. Or something.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/13/2021 8:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Let him be found half-way through a wood chipper.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/13/2021 8:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Andy Ngo has done more valuable work than 100 FBI agents
Posted by: Gomez Sneart5461 || 05/13/2021 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Let him be found half-way through a wood chipper.

You've seen Fargo, haven't you?
Posted by: Raj || 05/13/2021 8:45 Comments || Top||

#6  The phrase "Wood Chipper of Justice" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/13/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Any member of a militia in the US would be arrested for posting the same. How about a Capital Protestor post that they plan to bomb something? FBI would be all over them.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 05/13/2021 12:37 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel rejects Hamas truce offer; ministers vote to intensify Gaza strikes
[Ynet] The security cabinet on Wednesday night approved a plan to intensify military attacks on Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, and Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
targets in the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed its members that Israel has officially rejected a Hamas proposal for a ceasefire.

Israel dismissed the offer of a truce made earlier in the day via the Russian foreign ministry, which quoted a senior Hamas official as saying that the Islamist group was ready to halt attacks on a "mutual basis."

"The campaign is still far from over," a cabinet member said. "Whatever we don’t do now, we will have to do in six months or a year from now."

The members of the cabinet were also asked to approve operational plans for the coming days.

"This it will not end in the next few days," said a cabinet member.

"Israel will not stop and has no interest in stopping. It is all moving in the right direction. We will act until they admit that opening fire was a mistake, just as Hezbollah leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
did after the Second Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
War in 2006," he said.

"When we have hit all our targets and the other side has still not surrendered, we will launch a ground operation even though we do not seek it."

Senior officials also said that the IDF had not been taken by surprise by Hamas' capabilities in the round of fighting.

"We were not surprised, neither by the scale of the rockets nor by their capabilities," one said.

"More than 1,000 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel and a third of them fell inside Gaza. Of the remaining 700, half fell in open areas and 90% of the remaining 350 or so rockets were intercepted."

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/13/2021 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [412 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I would offer to draft a formal reply to the Hamas, but they would probably not use it. It'd contain words like 'get fcuked'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/13/2021 2:42 Comments || Top||

#2  The war against Hamas & co. should not have the appearance of war.
Posted by: Unusing Platypus5935 || 05/13/2021 2:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Hamas has made the brag that they can withstand "many months" of Israeli retaliation. Make them prove it.
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Sounds like Nancy Pelosi saying she'd put up a fight on 6 January.
Posted by: Clem || 05/13/2021 10:36 Comments || Top||

#5  They want war until they start getting clobbered and then they want to halt attacks on a "mutual basis". Screw that. Gotta make it hurt real bad or else they'll rinse and repeat.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/13/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Just like every insurgent group since the end of WWII they are playing primarily to the press, and just like the rest they need to learn definitively that just because you start it that doesn't mean you get to say how or when it ends.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/13/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||


#8  I think the Arabic word you're looking for is hudna - a truce that gives you a chance to regroup and re-arm.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 05/13/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#9  You lot continue to do not understand this type of war.
Make an effort.
Posted by: Unusing Platypus5935 || 05/13/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

#10  Enlighten us, Unusing Platypus5935. We haven't had a decent chew toy in months.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/13/2021 16:46 Comments || Top||

#11  Hamas wouldn't be talking cease-fire if they thought they were winning..
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 05/13/2021 17:22 Comments || Top||

#12  War is played in various dimensions. From technical to moral.
The is a war for heart and minds first, all the rest will follow.

One of most important dimensions is that violence should not look gratiutously like destroying a building with no apparent military value. If you want to do it you need to have means to show its military importance.

Notice how no journalist says that Palestinians violate Geneva Conventions by bombing indicriminately Israeli cities?

So what is Israel doing to make them unconfortable in their bias?

How Israel is showing Palestinians don't care about their children?

Seem they only think kinectic.
Posted by: Unusing Platypus5935 || 05/13/2021 18:08 Comments || Top||

#13  After all these years of setting up rockets and training rocket teams, it is astounding that Hamas and PIJ still fire hundreds of rockets that don't clear Gaza.

could be that Israel has assets in Gaza fiddling with the rocket controls before deployment
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/13/2021 19:58 Comments || Top||

#14  UP5935 - We all here are well aware of Paleos setting up rocket platforms in schools, hospitals, civilian blocks. TheJ uice warn ahead before hitting those human-shield targets. The Paleos? No. They alone commit human crimes
Posted by: Frank G || 05/13/2021 19:59 Comments || Top||


Israel Strikes Kill Senior Hamas Commander, Palestinians Fire Rockets
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Israel said it killed 16 members of the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, armed wing in Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
in a barrage on Wednesday and Paleostinian forces of Evil rained rockets into Israel as Washington said it would send an envoy to try to calm their most intense hostilities in years.

At least 56 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday, according to the enclave's health ministry. Six people have been killed in Israel, medical officials said.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the brigade commander for Gaza City was among senior members of the holy warrior group who had been killed. "This is just the beginning. We'll hit them like they've never dreamed possible," he said.

Soon after the announcement, a new rocket barrage was fired at the Israeli city of Ashdod and Israeli media said the military was preparing for new salvoes on the Tel Aviv area.

Hamas confirmed the death of the commander and of "other leaders and holy warriors" in a statement. Its leader Ismail Haniyeh
...became Prime Minister of Gaza after the legislative elections of 2006 which Hamas won. President Mahmoud Abbas dismissed Haniyeh from office on 14 June 2007 at the height of the Fatah-Hamas festivities, but Haniyeh did not acknowledge the decree and continues as the PM of Gazoo while Abbas maintains a separate PM in the West Bank...
added: "The confrontation with the enemy is open-ended."

A Paleostinian source said truce efforts by Egypt, Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
and the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
had made no progress to end violence that flared this week after tension during the Moslem holy fasting month of Ramadan and festivities in East Jerusalem.

Describing the scenes of destruction as "harrowing", US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said a senior aide, Hady Amr,
....between stints at the State department and DoD during the last three Democratic presidencies — because clearly only half the country deserves the wonderfulness that is himself — Beirut-born Mr. Amr has kept busy with an eponymous consulting group and fellowships at a variety of prestigious think tanks and such...
would be sent to urge Israelis and Paleostinians to seek calm.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin reaffirmed "ironclad support for Israel's legitimate right to defend itself". Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said Israel would continue to strike Hamas to restore long-term calm, according to a statement on their call.

The fighting is the heaviest between Israel and Hamas since a 2014 war in the Hamas-ruled enclave, and concern is growing that the situation could spiral out of control.

In Gaza, a multi-storey residential building and a tower housing Hamas and other media outlets collapsed after Israel warned occupants in advance to evacuate, and another structure was heavily damaged in the air strikes.

Other air strikes hit what Israel's military said were rocket launch sites, Hamas offices and homes of Hamas leaders.

"Israel has gone crazy," said a man on a Gaza street, where people ran out of their homes as explosions rocked buildings.
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IDF targeted house of Iyad Tayeb, Hamas commander of Hamas Central Camps Battalion, Hamas intelligence HQ in Khan Yunis
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Posturing. Lack of imagination.
Why they don't target him?
Posted by: Unusing Platypus5935 || 05/13/2021 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Why they don't target him?

Presumably they targetted Mr. Tayeb’s house because he was there. Khan Yunis is a place. Or did you mean something else, Unusing Platypus5935?
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 23:13 Comments || Top||


Shooter killed by IDF soldiers in Nablus was a Palestinian security force member
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Clean cut, fit, cold-eyed, and casually holding some kind of long gun at his side.
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority


Al-Qassam Brigades states it fired rockets towards Jerusalem, Tel Aviv
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

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Southeast Asia
MIT Militant Suspects Kill 4 Farmers in Indonesia’s Sulawesi Region
[BenarNews] Suspected pro-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....
Indonesian snuffies killed four farmers in Central Sulawesi province on Tuesday, police said, in the first presumed attack by members of the Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) group targeting civilians in more than five months.

The body of one of the victims of Tuesday’s attack in Kalemago, a village in Poso regency, was found decapitated, said Senior Commissioner Didik Supranoto, a front man for Central Sulawesi police force.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  MIT. Never liked it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/13/2021 4:31 Comments || Top||

#2  I got thrown out of the on-campus pub at MIT in 1992.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/13/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#3  So all that research into alleviating farmer's woes through tech was a lie! ☺
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/13/2021 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  I got thrown out of the on-campus pub at MIT in 1992.

I was practically living at the Alfred Sloan library during that summer and fall, getting ready for the Nov '92 CPA exam. They had old exams, and that's probably why I only took that fuckin' test once.

Too bad I didn't meet you at the pub for a few pints; we could've gotten tossed outta there together!
Posted by: Raj || 05/13/2021 8:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Would have loved it, Raj. I worked at Badger Engineers
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/13/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||

#6  They had old exams, and that's probably why I only took that fuckin' test once.

It’s not about studying to master the material at that point, but to figure out how the test writers think. Congrats on an easy pass!
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 13:20 Comments || Top||


5 Pro-IS Militants Killed in Fresh Fighting in Southern Philippines, Army Says
[BenarNews] Philippine government forces killed five suspected members of a Filipino krazed killer group with links to 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....
murderous Moslems in new festivities in the south, officials said Wednesday, as people in the largely Moslem region prepared to end their holy month of fasting.

Government troops were conducting a dawn patrol on Wednesday near Datu Paglas, a remote town in Maguindanao province, when they encountered an undetermined number of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/13/2021 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
In Idlib, a member of al-Qaeda spinoff HTS shot and killed his civilian neighbor during an argument
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Somebody here recently observed that European cities with substantial moslem populations have a lot of unrest. Well, to all appearances neither do they prosper when left entirely to their own devices.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/13/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Chicago?
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/13/2021 20:48 Comments || Top||


In al-Bab, SNA military police arrested a Sultan Murad militant. Sultan Murad stormed the police HQ
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte



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