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Good Morning

Jen Psaki defends Barrack Obama's 500-person 60th birthday party and dismisses fears the star-studded bash could spark a super-spreader: Joe Biden won't attend
Tuesday August 3rd, 2021

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Citing Taliban violence, U.S. expands Afghan refugee program
New advances have been made by Yemen's (Houthi) armed forces backed by local tribes toward the oil-rich province of Ma'rib
Settlement activities illegal, says UN amid limbo facing Sheikh Jarrah
Syria strikes down spy drone near Aleppo
Lebanese army detains 2 men after deadly funeral attack
Lebanon%u2019s Mikati says formation of new government slower than expected
Woman tries to run over a man three times in Baltimore

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She's got that Betty Boop look.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2021 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  That, or Betty Boop has HER look.
Posted by: Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums || 08/03/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||


#4  ^ in her campaign for Guv...
Posted by: Frank G || 08/03/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry to have to associate Alice White with a sleazoid politician. She really is cute.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/03/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Oh, you mean Letitia James? Most unfortunate that I seem to have gone off topic. Alice White is a much more pleasant subject for discussion. But Ms. James is breaking news. I thought y'all might wanna know.

Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/03/2021 12:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Cuomo harassed, touched many women inappropiately, and investigated some of the women to try to get dirt on them (for the purpose of blackmail to shut them up?). Napolitano stroked some guy's arm on the elevator and loses his job (creepy but nothing of the magnitude of Cuomo). Trump supposedly say you gotta grab women by the coochie in a private conversation (locker room talk years ago) and his campaign is nearly derailed.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2021 18:52 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Clashes Ongoing in Herat City for 6th Day
[ToloNews] Clashes entered the sixth day in the city of 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...
on Monday specifically in districts 2, 3, 7 and 14 as well as in the southern parts of Herat’s capital near Injil district.

Herat is the second lovely provincial capital city along with Lashkargah where heavy festivities have been underway for the past few days.

"We have air support and the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s gatherings have been targeted in various parts of Herat city where they have sustained heavy casualties," said Herat governor Gen. Abdul Saboor Qani.

A former mujahedeen leader and senior member of the Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
party, Mohammad Ismail Khan, who is leading public uprising forces in the fight against the Taliban, asked Heratis to mobilize against the Taliban and assured them that the city will be defended.

"It is an obligation to all men and women in Herat to save themselves from this force of ignorance," Khan said. "The Taliban has found more arrogance than in the past."

Some young men who recently joined the public uprising forces said they will not allow the Taliban to take over the city.

"Our homeland will be destroyed if we leave it to the Taliban," said Mohammad, a public uprising forces member. "We will not allow the Taliban to capture our country. They will be defeated."

"The imam of our mosque has joined the Taliban and is fighting against us," said Shahryar, a public uprising forces member.

Meanwhile,
...back at the cheese factory, there was only one thought in the mouse's mind: I can do this! I can do this! Then the trap sprung...
three non-combatants were killed and 10 more were maimed in a kaboom in the city of Herat on Monday evening, health officials said.

According to security sources, the blast targeted a bus carrying civilians, and women are among the victims.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban committed war crimes in Spin Boldak: US, UK embassies
[KhaamaPress] Kabul-based US and UK embassies have cited the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) which has called the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s recent atrocities in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province as war crimes and violations of International law.
"Nahhhhhh. It's our culture. It's who we are"
The embassies condemned the so-called retaliatory killings by the Taliban in Spin Boldak and asked for the culprits of the massacre to be held responsible.

A joint statement by the two embassies also reads that the leadership of the Taliban should be held responsible if they cannot control their fighters.

As per the report of AIHRC published on Saturday, the Taliban after capturing Spin Boldak district of southern Kandahar province massacred 40 former and current government officials to seek Dire Revenge. The number is alleged to be higher than given.

Based on the report, the body investigated and documented the case, referred to local sources to obtain reliable information, and also interviewed the families of victims and witnesses. At the end of the day, they deduced that the Taliban had committed retaliatory killings and also plundered the property of people.

The Taliban have purportedly killed those who contributed to ANDSF’s recapturing operations which failed.

The Taliban have repeatedly denied killing civilians or looting the properties of people but the AIHRC accused the fighters of doing so and blamed their leadership for not being influential over its rank-and-file.

The AIHRC calls on warring parties in Afghanistan to remain committed to International rights and refrain from retaliatory killings and destroying public facilities and properties.
Tolo News adds:
A video circulating on social media shows Talibs killing an army commander after he is arrested by the group.

Specifically, the video shows the moment when Colonel Abdul Hamid Hamidi, the commander of the 1st Regiment of the Afghan Army’s 207 Zafar Corps 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...
, is taken captive. Security officials said the colonel was arrested with five of his soldiers and then he was shot and killed.

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...
, who attended a special session of the houses of Parliament on Monday said the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has become crueler compared to the past.

"Talib attacks are more violent mostly peaceful, more bloodthirsty and more oppressive," Ghani said.

Back in June, 23 members of an Afghan special force unit were executed by the Taliban in Faryab province after they surrendered to the group. Moreover, a famous comedian, Mohammad Khasha Zwan, was killed in Kandahar after he was taken captive by the group late last month.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I would have ever thought it.
Posted by: Chris || 08/03/2021 1:22 Comments || Top||

#2  No shit. Really?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/03/2021 5:54 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces battle to stop Taliban from advancing on provincial cities
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Citing Taliban violence, U.S. expands Afghan refugee program
[WASHINGTONTIMES] The Biden administration, the same old faces in slightly different places, the same old ideas, the same old graft
...knaves, footpads, and adjusters employed by the Biden Crime Family. They leave a trail of havoc everywhere they turn their attention, be it the nation's borders, the Keystone XL Pipeline, or epidemics, sometimes on purpose, most times through sheer arrogant ineptitude. They learnt this stuff in college, you know...
on Monday expanded its efforts to evacuate at-risk Afghan citizens from Afghanistan as Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
violence increases ahead there of the U.S. military pullout at the end of the month.

The State Department said it is widening the scope of Afghans eligible for refugee status in the United States to include current and former employees of U.S.-based news organizations, U.S.-based aid and development agencies and other relief groups that receive U.S. funding. Current and former employees of the U.S. government and the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
military operation who don’t meet the criteria for a dedicated program for such workers are also covered.

The State Department said the move will mean that "many thousands" of Afghans and their immediate families will now have the opportunity to be permanently resettled in the U.S. as refugees. It did not offer a more specific number of those who might be eligible for the program.

The creation of a "Priority 2" category for Afghans within the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program is intended for Afghans and their immediate families who "may be at risk due to their U.S. affiliation" but aren’t able to get a Special Immigrant Visa because they did not work directly for the U.S. government or didn’t hold their government jobs long enough.

To qualify for the Priority 2 category, Afghans must be nominated by a U.S. government agency or by the most senior civilian U.S. citizen employee of a U.S-based media outlet or nongovernmental organization.
Tolo News adds:
Below are the specific US State Department terms:

Individuals Eligible for the P-2 Program:

Afghans who do not meet the minimum time-in-service for a SIV but who work or worked as employees of contractors, locally-employed staff, interpreters/translators for the US Government, United States Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), or Resolute Support;

Afghans who work or worked for a US government-funded program or project in Afghanistan supported through a US government grant or cooperative agreement;

Afghans who are or were employed in Afghanistan by a US-based media organization or non-governmental organization.

Afghans and their eligible family members (spouse and children of any age, whether married or unmarried) can be referred to the P-2 program by a US government agency. For non-governmental organizations (NGO) and media organizations that were not funded by the US government, but are headquartered in the United States, the senior-most US citizen employee of that organization may make a referral.

P-2 Program for Afghan Nationals:

The Department of State has designated certain categories of Afghan nationals as having access to the USRAP by virtue of their circumstances and apparent need for resettlement.

To manage the P-2 program for Afghan nationals, the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) created a USRAP Afghan Referrals Workgroup comprised of federal agencies to refer individuals directly to the USRAP.

If an individual is not eligible for the P-2 program, he or she may be eligible for the Priority 1 (P-1) program by virtue of their circumstances and apparent need for resettlement. Individuals may be referred to the P-1 program by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a US Embassy, or a designated NGO.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I have an idea. How about airlifting the taliban out, taking them to DC? You won't have to accommodate quite so many, and they'll fit right in these days.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/03/2021 12:34 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ That's brilliant. Plus, since they don't have nukes or F-15's, they'll be no threat to the government.
Posted by: Matt || 08/03/2021 14:49 Comments || Top||


Lashkargah fighting, Day 5: Taliban seize TV and radio stations, U.S. airstrikes kill 40 Talibs as fighting continues
[TASS] Militants from the Taliban movement (outlawed in Russia) seized the building of the regional state TV and radio center in the city of Lashkar Gah on Monday, the administrative center of Afghanistan’s Helmand province, TOLOnews television network reports referring to its sources.

According to TOLOnews, all local media outlets in Helmand province have stopped operating. The staff of the TV and radio center left the building two days ago.

Early in July, the Taliban took control over Afghanistan’s regions along the border with five countries - Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, China and Pakistan - against the background of the withdrawal of western coalition troops.

The new commander of the Afghan Armed Forces, General Wali Mohammad Ahmadzai, said the army’s priority was to protect the main cities of the country, border crossing points and roads against the Taliban. According to him, Taliban leaders intend to first cut off the main roads via which goods are supplied, and then launch an offensive on cities and regions.

US airstrikes hit Taliban in Helmand province
[KhaamaPress] Afghanistan Ministry of Defense confirmed that the US army has conducted aerial strikes in the picturesque provincial capital-Lashkargah- city of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province on Monday, August 02.

215 Maiwand corps based in southern Helmand province also said that the aerial strikes killed 40 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters.

The Afghan government though did not confirm civilian people being hit, sources in the picturesque provincial capital have said eight members of a family including children killed in the strikes.

The corps added that the fighters had attacked central prison in Lashkargah city which was driven back by the strikes.

US army has recently intensified its Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on the Taliban to support Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

Earlier US CENTCOM commander General McKenzie had said that the US army will conduct airstrikes in support of the ANDSF in the fight against the Taliban even after full withdrawal but acknowledged that the strikes will be over the horizon.

The Taliban attacked Lashkargah city nearly ten days ago and recently toppled two Police Districts in the city and then got closer to the central jail.

The Afghan government has recently sent reinforcements to the city which led to heavy conflicts between the warring sides leaving hundreds of families displaced.

Fighting in Helmand's Capital Lashkargah Continues for 5th Day
[ToloNews] Clashes between government forces and the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
intensified in the city of Lashkargah in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, leaving some streets of the city empty of residents and adding to concerns about rising threats to major capitals.

The frontline was in District 1 where the US conducted an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
on Monday morning that left seven Taliban killed, according to the Defense Ministry.

Lawmakers from Helmand said that the prison and the police headquarters are under siege and that festivities in District 1 are focused on capturing the district governor’s compound.

Nine bodies and eight maimed were taken to the Emergency Hospital in Lashkargah on Monday, officials said.

"Fighting is underway in Lashkargah. The security forces are not in a good condition there," said Mohammad Jami, a civil society activist from Helmand.

"Recently people’s homes were bombarded. The Taliban is hiding in people’s houses and using them as shields," said Akhtar Mohammad Badi Zai, a civil society activist from Helmand.

The Taliban has taken over 12 districts in Helmand except for Kajaki district and has captured nine out of 10 districts in the city of Lashkargah, security sources said.

Sources said all media broadcasts halted in Helmand as festivities intensified in Lashkargah.

The national TV office in Helmand in Lashkargah's District 1 was taken over by the Taliban on Monday morning, sources said, who also said that employees of the media outlet have not been in the office for the last two days.

Sources said that Matiullah Popal, the acting police chief for Nawzad district in Helmand, was killed while fighting the Taliban in the city of Lashkargah on Monday morning.

"We will soon witness the fall of Lashkargah if the situation continues," said Shogufa Nawrozi, an MP from Helmand.

The Defense Ministry said the Taliban has sustained heavy casualties in the Helmand festivities.

"Firmly support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces as well as the Republic. Besides this, make efforts for mobilizing the people," President Ghani told politicians at a special session on Monday.

Also on Monday, five security force members were also killed in a Taliban attack on their outposts in the west of Charikar City in the central province of Parwan.

And there was an incident in Baghlan province: "There was a misunderstanding between the police and the public uprising forces and three people were killed and three were maimed," said Ahmad Jawed Basharat, a front man for the Baghlan police.

Government figures indicate that 455 Taliban were killed in Afghan forces operations in the past 24 hours and 232 more were maimed. The Taliban has denied this claim.
Posted by: badanov || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Biden Accelerates Bombing in Somalia as End of Afghanistan War Nears
[Breitbart] The U.S. military on Sunday confirmed its third airstrike against al-Shabaab militants in Somalia in less than two weeks, stepping up the tempo of strikes against the al-Qaeda-linked extremists even as American involvement in Afghanistan comes to a close.

U.S. officials said Sunday’s strike was conducted in support of Somali government forces fighting al-Shabaab in the country’s central Galmudug state. The U.S. launched airstrikes in the same region on July 20 and 23, marking the first strikes in Somalia during the Biden administration.

“This is another major blow to al-Shabaab’s means to wage war against the Somali people. The airstrikes destroyed a large al-Shabaab firing position engaging Danab and SNA forces as they approached,” the Somali Ministry of Information stated.

“These operations limit al-Shabaab’s ability to kill and terrorize the Somali people,” the ministry continued. “More and more al-Shabaab fighters are leaving the terrorist organization that is losing to the Danab and SNA, and are defecting to the Somal Security Forces, where they have been welcomed and treated with dignity.”

The SNA is the Somali National Army, while the Danab Brigade is an elite force of Somali commandos trained by the United States.

Somali media favorable to al-Shabaab claimed the U.S. strike had no significant impact and fighters from the group remain active in the area that was attacked.

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) revealed Monday that its top commander, Gen. Stephen Townsend, visited Somalia last week and met with the Danab Brigade. AFRICOM did not explain why Townsend made the somewhat risky visit to Danab headquarters at the Baledogle Military Airfield.

The Danab Brigade is a crucial element of the SNA’s response to al-Shabaab terrorism. Although there are reportedly only about 700 Danab commandos based at Baledogle, the elite troops are involved in the majority of operations against al-Shabaab.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/03/2021 09:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Gotta use them bombs somewhere, or BAE's stock might go down.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/03/2021 14:53 Comments || Top||


Al-Shabaab attack kills at least three Kenyans in border town
[Garowe] al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
snuffies killed three Kenyans over the weekend in two separate terror attacks in northeastern Kenya's Mandera County, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Rono Bunei, northeastern regional police commander, confirmed the two incidents near the Somalia border, saying three others were maimed during the attacks.

In the first attack, the snuffies ambushed three people who were traveling in a vehicle from Fino to Mandera Town at Kamor Bahaw area on Saturday, firing several bullets at their car.

The attack, according to police and locals, left a sick woman who was being taken to the hospital dead, while two others sustained injuries.

Hours later, the snuffies opened fire on another vehicle at the outskirts of Fino, killing a man and his son on the spot.

This is the latest such attack after a lull over the past few days. The attacks had in June grounded operations in the county as most roads were rendered impassable.

Kenya's northeastern region has borne the brunt of grenade and gun attacks in the last several years since Kenya took its troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight the al-Shabaab.

But Kenya says the deployment of its troops in the southern regions of Somalia has so far helped to prevent the movement of explosives, counterfeit electronics, and contraband sugar smuggling across the border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
New advances have been made by Yemen's (Houthi) armed forces backed by local tribes toward the oil-rich province of Ma'rib
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Marib: Once the country's most prolific oil producing block, it now produces only 5,000 b/d of light sweet crude, down from around 40,000 b/d before the civil war broke out in 2015. Marib also hosts a 10,000 b/d refinery, a power plant and one of the country's few LPG bottling plants.(Feb 23, 2021)
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 08/03/2021 9:55 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Azerbaijan says Armenia continues armed provocations
[NATION.PK] Continuing with armed provocations, Armenian forces on Monday fired upon Azerbaijani army positions in two different locations on Monday, the latter's Defense Ministry said.Armenian military positions in Vedi city opened fire on Azerbaijani positions in Nakhchivan's Heydarabad village in Sadarak city, and Kalbajar’s Yukhari Ayrim village during afternoon hours, a statement said.

The Azerbaijani army, which responded with retaliatory fire, reported no casualties, it added.

Relations between the former Soviet republics have been tense since 1991 when the Armenian military occupied Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Upper Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, and seven adjacent regions.

New festivities erupted last September and ended on Nov. 10 with a Russia-brokered cease-fire.



Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

#1  you tend to get fired upon when you move towards your enemies position.
Posted by: Chris || 08/03/2021 1:16 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Multiple injuries as gunshots fired at Pentagon transit stop
Maybe terror attack
[YNet] - Gunshots were fired Tuesday morning near the entrance of the Pentagon, resulting in multiple injuries. The facility, the headquarters of the U.S. military, was temporarily placed on lockdown.

The Arlington County Fire Department reported "multiple patients," but it wasn't immediately clear if they had been shot and the extent of their injuries were unknown.

A police officer was among those injured, according to two law enforcement officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2021 13:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:

#1  MAGA at the Pentagon gates? After all that is who "woke" General Mark Milley claims is a national security threat. Right?
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 08/03/2021 14:58 Comments || Top||


#3  Per NBC News as of 1:36 p.m. ET: Pentagon lockdown lifted, multiple patients being treated at nearby Metro station. I think we’ll leave this as Home Front: WoT until we have more information about who was involved.

Thank you for being on top of this for us, g(r)omgoru.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 15:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Simultaneous comments! Good find, Skidmark — hopefully soon we’ll know who dunnit and why.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 15:17 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 I endeavor to give satisfaction.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2021 15:20 Comments || Top||

#6  No information is currently available on the knifer shooters white supemicists.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/03/2021 18:38 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
LeT militant module busted in Anantnag, four arrested: police
[GREATERKASHMIR] Police in southern Anantnag district have busted a krazed killer module by arresting four persons involved in making an IED to carry out blasts in Anantnag town, a front man said today.Those arrested were also involved in motivating gullible youth to join the "terror folds by using social media and online platforms. Incriminating materials including hand grenade have also been recovered from their possession," he said, in a statement.

Giving details, the front man said: "Acting on a specific input, one terrorist associate identified as Aamir Reyaz Lone resident of Baramulla was arrested; incriminating materials including electronic devices were recovered from his possession."

He said that Lone was in contact with an active LeT krazed killer Hilal Sheikh, a resident of Baramulla. "During the course of investigation and on disclosure of the accused it was revealed that another terrorist associate identified as Owais Ahmad Shaksaz resident of Seer Hamdan is in the process of making an IED with the help of information from the Internet platforms. Accordingly, the accused Owais Ahmad was arrested," said the front man.

Further investigation into the matter revealed involvement of two more krazed killer associates, who were subsequently arrested, he said.

"The arrested terrorist associate identified as Suhaib Muzaffar Qazi @Tamil resident of Rajpora Pulwama was in direct contact with active terrorist Aaqib Dar (LeT) of Pulwama who provided a hand grenade to Suhaib Qazi in order to attack on security forces which was recovered at his instance by Police," said the front man.

"Similarly, another arrested terrorist associated identified as Tariq Dar was found in contact with an active terrorist namely Aslam Dar of Kulgam and was providing logistic support to the said terrorist."

Quoting preliminary investigation, the front man said that it was revealed that the busted module was working for active murderous Moslems of proscribed outfit LeT and were in process of developing IEDs to carry out blasts in Anantnag town.

"Moreover, they were also involved in motivating gullible youth of the valley to join terrorist ranks of proscribed terror outfit LeT and HM."

"The busting of the IED terror module have helped to avert a major attack and also save the gullible youth who were falling prey to the propaganda of this online module. Further investigation into the matter is in progress."



Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba


Gunfight breaks out in north Kashmir's Bandipora
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Fallujah Police arrest ISIS elements, seize explosives
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli troops nab 4 Gaza infiltrators, 3 of them armed with knives
[IsraelTimes] IDF says suspects caught and questioned in two incidents overnight at southern border fence.

Four Paleostinians, three of them armed with knives, were detained by Israel Defense Force soldiers after infiltrating into southern Israel overnight from 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, the military said Monday morning.

In a first incident, a suspect armed with a knife and carrying bolt cutters crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip through the southern section of the border fence, according to the IDF.

The suspect was detained and taken for questioning.

Later, in the early hours of Monday morning, three suspects — two of them carrying knives — were detained by soldiers in the same area after also entering Israel from Gaza, according to the IDF.

The army said the second group was questioned at the scene, but did not say if they were taken into custody or had been returned to the Strip.

It was not clarified if the army believed the two incidents were linked.

While Israel has a high-tech series of fences and walls guarding its frontier with Gaza, both above and below ground, a number of gaps remain in the steel fencing surrounding the Strip.

In times of low visibility, these gaps have been used by Paleostinians in Gaza to illegally enter Israeli territory, often with hopes of fleeing the beleaguered enclave.

Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 02:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  And the fourth with a camera?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2021 4:32 Comments || Top||


Arsonists cause West Bank fires during extreme heatwave, officials say
[YNet] - Israel Fire and Rescue Services claimed on Monday, that many of the daily fires that broke out in the West Bank were a result of arson.

"This is a life-threatening phenomenon," officials said.

According to the fire-fighting authority, arsonists operated specifically on the hottest days with the aim to cause the most damage.
Look at any Arab country - Arabs are an ecological disaster
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2021 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:


Troops fire flares along Lebanon border after suspicious activity spotted
[IsraelTimes] The military has launched flares over the border with 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, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that...
near the town of Ma’ayan Baruch, following possible suspicious movement in the area, the IDF says.

A military spokesperson tells The Times of Israel troops are searching the area.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under:


IDF shoots Arab Israeli allegedly trying to break through West Bank barrier
[IsraelTimes] An Arab Israeli man was seriously maimed Monday after being shot by Israeli troops near the security fence in the northern West Bank.

The Israel Defense Forces said 34-year-old Tawfiq Agbaria and another suspect were trying to cut through the fence from the West Bank side when they were fired on. The other suspect was arrested.

The army said Agbaria was hit by a bullet in his lower body, and fled from the Israeli forces. He reached Umm al-Fahm,
...the Galilee home base of the outlawed militant Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, the Muslim Brotherhood in Israel...
where he lives, and sought medical treatment, according to the military.

Agbaria’s family, however, denied the IDF’s claims, charging that he was shot without warning.

"The IDF is lying, there is no fence to cut," the family told the Ynet news site.

"Anyone can move freely there. Tawfiq had no bad intentions, they just shot him for no reason," the family said.

Agbaria was hospitalized at death's door in the Hillel Yaffe hospital in the Israeli coastal city of Hadera.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 00:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Agbaria’s family, however, denied the IDF’s claims, charging that he was shot without warning.

That's beyond dispute is that the troops involved need more time at the range.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2021 4:37 Comments || Top||

#2 
Gormless Toffeeq was wont to seek
a way to conquer the Jews.
He sat on a fence and worried all day
about how to make the news.

So they shot 'im in his arse.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/03/2021 5:42 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Civilian Police Staffer with Alleged Abu Sayyaf Links Arrested in Southern Philippines
[BenarNews] A brother-in-law of Isnilon Hapilon, the late 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....
regional leader in the southern Philippines, was arrested on terrorism-related charges while working as a civilian police employee in the region, authorities said Monday.

Masckur Adoh Patarasa was employed as a non-uniformed police staffer at the Banguingui Municipal Police Station in Sulu province. He was taken into custody on Friday, national police chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said.
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Possible 'Mine Attack' Incident Unfolding In Gulf Waters As International Aircraft Dispatched UPDATE: 4 6 ships lost steering, Iran Hijacked 1?
[ZH] (update-11:22AM eastern): Statements from Iranian state sources are saying a foreign tanker has struck a mine in the Persian Gulf.

While few details are as yet known or confirmed, international maritime aerial patrols are said to be en route to observe the vessel or vessels directly, possibly including US aircraft in the region.



Final update of the day at 9:03 p.m. for the record. May the Iranians soon be slapped down for their effrontery.
(update-6:37PM eastern): The US State Department late in the day has said it is aware of reports that the Panama-flagged Asphalt Princess has been hijacked by multiple heavily armed militants.

The ship is reportedly headed for Iranian waters, after multiple reports pointed the finger at an Iranian forces hijack incident in progress, though details have still remained murky and unconfirmed as the ship continues to move.

Iran has meanwhile issued a formal denial that it's forces are behind Tuesday's events off the coast of UAE, as Bloomberg reports:

Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, denied reports that Iran’s forces boarded moving ships in the Persian Gulf and Sea of Oman and warned against "rumors and the fake news of Western and Zionist media," according to the semi-official Tasnim news.

Earlier he called the incident “utterly suspicious” and said Iran was prepared to provide assistance to any ships in distress in the area and help with efforts to investigate the event.


Late in the day there are new reports that the US Navy is sending a vessel to the vicinity as part of the continuing investigation of the fluid situation.
Posted by: Frank G || 08/03/2021 12:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [529 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  There are now two that appear to be having 'issues'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/03/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Is the Turner Joy on station?
Posted by: Matt || 08/03/2021 12:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Four.
Posted by: Matt || 08/03/2021 13:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Zero Hedge has updated several times since Frank G posted the article — good job Frank G, and Mullah Richard and Matt for being on top of this for us. ZH’s latest:

(update-12:50PM eastern): A flurry of bizarre and unconfirmed reports are coming out of the Gulf waters where one or more foreign vessels are believed seized by the Iranians, however, which Tehran is denying, calling the reports "suspicious". Britain's Sky News reports:
A group of eight or nine armed individuals are believed to have boarded the vessel, named Asphalt Princess, the security source told Sky News.

"It was an unauthorised boarding in the Gulf of Oman," the security source said. There is no British link to the tanker.

It comes as the Associated Press reported that at least four vessels sent out warnings saying they had lost control of their steering.

Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 14:31 Comments || Top||

#5  Set as today’s headline.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Free Republic Thread on the incident.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/03/2021 14:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Those mullugh fellas are long overdue for a good B-52 slap down. Can't see the Biden crime family taking any action however
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2021 14:40 Comments || Top||

#8  "Asphalt Princess"
What a name for a boat.
(Does it carry anything besides syphilis?)
(I know. Corner. Got it.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/03/2021 14:51 Comments || Top||

#9  Times of Israel as of 7 p.m local time, 3 p.m ET:

6 ships in Gulf of Oman lose control, days after vessel attacked by drones
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2021 15:05 Comments || Top||

#10  Paid $3.339 / gal for mid-grade today. Let's see what it is tomorrow.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||

#11  Guess 'the butcher of tehran' is gettin busy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/03/2021 16:49 Comments || Top||

#12  Asphalt Princess sounds like the Secret Service's codename for Kamala
Posted by: Retard Strength || 08/03/2021 19:48 Comments || Top||


Iran removes its air defense system to Bushehr Province
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  It is bad manners to criticize people's grammar on the interwebs, but they mean "moves its air defense system to Bushehr". Hey, isn't there a nuke plant in Bushehr? Coincidence, I'm sure. However, my Inner War Nerd thinks it would be cool see the vaunted S-300 in action. If somewho would happen to launch an airstrike, I mean.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/03/2021 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm glad you said that SteveS, I was confused when I read that.
Posted by: Chris || 08/03/2021 1:15 Comments || Top||

#3  So, where was it removed from? Could be a target of opportunity.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2021 8:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Strange. The defense does not appear to protect Iran's petroleum infrastructure or naval bases.

Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 08/03/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||


Lebanese army detains 2 men after deadly funeral attack
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Syria strikes down spy drone near Aleppo
[Iran Press TV] The Syrian military’s air defense units have brought down a spy drone in the countryside of the northwestern city of Aleppo.

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, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that...
’s al-Mayadeen television network reported the development on Monday.

It specified the target as a "surveillance" UAV, and the exact whereabouts of the incident as the area lying to the south of Aleppo.

More details are yet to come about the precise circumstances surrounding the development.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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