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Good afternoon
U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar wins Democratic primary
Wednesday August 12th, 2020

Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest sparked by false story
CTTC arrests five suspected Neo JMB men over Paltan bomb blast
Greek Armed Forces on high alert for potential confrontation with Turkey
Iraq cancels the Turkish defense minister's visit to the country
Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after over 60 fires sparked by arson balloons
PA renews security coordination with US after annexation halt - report
Who is Antonio West?

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 12:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "You spent the money on WHAT?"
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2020 13:05 Comments || Top||

#2  You almost never meet a Vera anymore. When you do you seldom forget.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Olympic skater for Czechoslovakia in the 1936 Winter Olympics.

Moved to the US in late 1938 due to her fear of the 'Munich Pact'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/12/2020 14:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Really Hot Conservative White House OAN Reporter Chanel Rion sez unemployment is racing to go below 10% due to Trump's economic recovery effort from the pandemic.

Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 08/12/2020 17:27 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ almost makes me want to get back in the market. And start shaving and bathing regularly.
Posted by: jpal || 08/12/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ The line is already long. Best you can do is subscribe to OAN for Rion appearance notifications and conservation of fresh water.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 08/12/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||

-Lurid Crime Tales-
5 year-old shot point blank after riding his bike into a neighbor's yard
[IndependentSentinal] This story is horrible and was difficult to even record.

A beautiful little five-year-old boy was executed by a neighbor in Wilson, North Carolina. What makes this story particularly horrific is the man rushed up to the boy, held a gun to the child's head, and fired, while the father and siblings watched helplessly.

According to a report from WRAL-TV, the shooting took place on Sunday.

Cannon Hinnant was playing outside his father's house on the dusky summer evening when their neighbor ‐ 25-year-old Darius N. Sessoms ‐ charged Cannon, produced a handgun, and shot him in the head.

The child's seven-year-old and eight-year-old siblings witnessed the murder.

Can you imagine these little children witnessing this?

Doris Labrant, a neighbor, said she witnessed Sessoms running up to Cannon, putting the gun to his head, and firing the weapon before fleeing the scene into his own home.
Update: Killer apprehended.
CBS17 adds:
Sessoms has multiple felony drug charges from over the years, multiple felony probation violations, and charges for possessing stolen firearms and resisting a public official.
Posted by: Clerens Angaiting5443 || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  But "the gun did it..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  BTW, The Independent Sentinel's masthead logo is fantastic.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Why can't career criminals spend their entire lives in jail where they cannot blight the lives of the law-obeying civilised people?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/12/2020 4:20 Comments || Top||

#4  This is what comes of first tolerating then 'understanding' every socially deviant and aberrant form of behavior know to mankind...as our country has been doing pretty much since the end of WWII. Now we are told to champion deviance because after all our silence is violence or never be the 1st to stop applauding.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/12/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

8 Local Force Members Killed in Nangarhar
[ToloNews] At least six local police force members were killed and five others were maimed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in Pachir Aw Agam district in the eastern province of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
on Monday evening, the provincial governor’s office said in a statement.

Three Taliban were also killed in the clash, said the statement.

The Taliban has not commented on the incident.

...back at the pond, Gloria again dodged the questing tip of the giant frog's tongue and ran for her life...
two local army soldiers were killed in an attack by "Lashkar-e-Islam
...a group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It was headed by a former bus driver and eventually folded into the TTP...
terrorist group’s" fighters (based in Pakistain) on their outpost in Nazian district in Nangarhar, the statement added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2020 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Explosion in Kabul city leaves at least 3 dead or wounded
[KhaamaPress] An explosion in Kabul city left at least three people dead or maimed, hours after a similar blast left at least two people maimed.

Sources in Kabul Police Headquarters confirmed that the earth-shattering kaboom took place in the vicinity of Prozha-e Jadid, located in Khair Khana area of the city in 11th district.

The sources further added that the explosives planted in a vehicle went off at around 7 am local time, leaving one person dead and at least two others maimed.
Kabul has witnessed four IED blasts over the past four days in which three people were killed and 13 more were maimed, including military personnel, residents in the capital city said on Tuesday, accusing the security agencies of failing to thwart the attacks.

This comes as a similar explosion wounded at least two people in 9th district of the city on Monday morning.

Earlier, an explosion killed 2 people and wounded at least 5 others in Company Bazaar area of Kabul city at around 3:40 pm local time on Sunday.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2020 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties while preparing a car bomb for a deadly attack
Khaama Press appears to be having problems again, so I was only able to get the headline and the teaser. I’ll check back during the day to see if they fixed whatever is wrong at their end.
[KhaamaPress] The Talibs suffered heavy casualties while preparing a boom-mobile for a deadly attack in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan. The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Talibs were placing explosives...

The statement further added that the incident took place Asfandi area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The explosion killed at least 4 Taliban militants and wounded at least 7 others, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2020 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

11 militants killed including Taliban commander in N. Afghanistan
[Al Ahram] Eleven hard boyz including a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
commander, Mullah Khalid, have been confirmed dead as festivities erupted in Sancharak district of the northern Sari Pul province on Monday, provincial police front man Noor Agha Faizi said Tuesday.

The festivities, according to the official, erupted in Masjid-e-Sabz area of the restive district on Monday morning, lasting for a while, and the holy warriors fled away after leaving 11 bodies behind including commander Khalid.

Describing Khalid as notorious, the official asserted that the death of Khalid could prove to be a major setback to the holy warriors in Sari Pul and its vicinity.

Seven more hard boyz were maimed, the official added.

Without hinting at the possible casualties of security personnel, Faizi said that police in conjunction with army would do their best to stabilize security in each corner of Sari Pul province.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Sudan says 13 people were killed and 42 injured in days of clashes between rival ethnic groups in its Red Sea port
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Africa North
Egypt- ISIS claim yet another attack in Rabaa, Bir al-Abd, North Sinai, this time an IED against a ''Humvee''
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Sinha Murder: RAB arrests 3 more from Cox’s Bazar
[Dhaka Tribune] The Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) has detained three more suspects over the murder of Major (rtd) Sinha Md Rashed Khan.The detainees, Nurul Amin, Nizam Uddin and Md Ayas, were held in Shamlapur, Cox’s Bazar, at around 4pm on Tuesday, RAB 15 Deputy Commander Major Mehedi Hasan told Dhaka Tribune.

Later RAB produced the trio before the Cox's Bazar Senior Judicial Magistrate's Court, seeking a 10-day remand for each.

The court set Wednesday for hearing on the matter.

The RAB official said: "The three have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the Major (rtd) Sinha murder case. They were produced before the court for remand. The court has fixed Wednesday for hearing on the matter."

Also Read - Shipra, Sifat seek time to disclose details of Sinha's killing

According to sources, Nurul, Nizam and Ayas are witnesses named in the arms and narcotics cases filed by police against Sinha, Sifat and Shipra.

Earlier on Saturday, Nurul and Ayas told the media that they were completely unaware of the incident.

They said that they had neither witnessed the incident nor hear about it.

The two also claimed that police had taken their signatures on blank paper, without making the reason clear to them.

Nurul Amin of Marishbunia in Teknaf, the first witness, claimed he had only heard about the incident, but when he went to the area later, there was no evidence there.

Another witness, M Ayas of the same area, said he and Nurul Amin were called to the local police outpost after the incident and their signatures were taken on the day following the murder at Teknaf cop shoppe.

The witness claimed he was not willing to affix his signature on the paper, but the police forced him to do it.

...back at the bunker, his Excellency called the chief of staff and complained that the artillery was keeping him awake...
Sifat and Shipra were granted bail in two cases filed by the police on Sunday and Monday respectively.

On July 31, Major (rtd) Sinha was killed in police firing at Baharchhara police check-post.

Sharmin Shahriar Ferdous, elder sister of Sinha, filed a case at Teknaf Senior Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday.

Major (rtd) Sinha, along with Sifat and Shipra, had gone to Cox’s Bazar for the purpose of making a documentary film on travelling.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  I imagine the shuttergun was out for maintenance.
Posted by: Ptah || 08/12/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Cox's Bazar has its own Senior Judicial Magistrate Court? I'm impressed.
Posted by: jpal || 08/12/2020 18:52 Comments || Top||

CTTC arrests five suspected Neo JMB men over Paltan bomb blast
[Dhaka Tribune] Five suspected members of Neo JMB, an offshoot of banned holy warrior outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh
The JMB is said to be the youth front of Al Mujahideen, the parent organization that began working toward establishing Bangladesh as an Islamic state in the mid 1990s, which remains obscure and probably defunct today. Other organizations, such as Jama'atul Jihad, JMB, Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB), Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HUJI), Hizbut Tawhid, Tawhidi Janata, Islami Jubo Shangha, Islami Shangha, Al Falah A'am Unnayan Shanstha and Shahadat-e al Hiqma are believed to be part of the Al Mujahideen network. The JMB at its peak was reported to contain at least 100,000 members, and an alleged 2,000-man suicide brigade, few of whom actually exploded. JMB allegedly received financial assistance from individual donors in Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Libya. Reports have claimed that funding of JMB by international NGOs like Kuwait based Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage (RIHS) and Doulatul Kuwait, Saudi Arabia based Al Haramaine Islamic Institute and Rabita Al Alam Al Islami, Qatar Charitable Society and UAE-based Al Fuzaira and Khairul Ansar Al Khairia. The top leadership of JMB was captured in 2005 and hung in 2007, which pretty much shot their bolt.
(JMB), have been arrested by the Counter Terrorism and Transnational (CTTC) unit of police in Sylhet over a kaboom in Paltan. The identities of the suspects are yet to be disclosed. CTTC made the arrests on Tuesday.

Saiful Islam, deputy commissioner of the CCTC unit, confirmed news of the arrests and said the suspects are being brought to Dhaka.

On July 26, a crude bomb and explosive cocktails were recovered from bag on the cycle of violence of a policeman in the Paltan area of Dhaka.

The bomb disposal unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) was called in after a sergeant noticed the bag hanging on his cycle of violence in Gulistan, said OC Md Sentu Miah of Paltan cop shoppe.

"The sergeant had parked his bike near Bangabandhu Square around 9.30pm. He returned a few minutes later to find a bag hanging on the bike with a bomb-like material inside," the OC said.

A detonator was also found. Later, the explosives were destroyed by the bomb squad, he added.

Earlier on July 19, police headquarters issued a letter regarding a possible attack by snuffies ahead of Eid. Alerted all district SPs and units were alerted.

In the letter, three embassies, international airports, temples, pagodas, churches, coppers, police vehicles, and police infrastructure were mentioned as possible targets of the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (IS)

Fifth Column
Portland catch and release

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Well then, I don't want to hear word 1, in fact syllable 1 about Portland or Seattle for that matter again. This is manifestly what they want, they should be happy. Just don't plan on exporting this excrement or sending any bills.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/12/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

New DA for Multnomah County (which includes Portland), @DAMikeSchmidt, announced his office will not prosecute felony riot

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Isn't there some kind of oath of office this would be breaking?

Remember, your vote counts.
Posted by: gorb || 08/12/2020 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  You mask skeptics better watch out, though...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

#3  I bet the jailers are just as happy to not have Ms. Curtis on their hands.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 1:07 Comments || Top||

The DA
Posted by: 3dc || 08/12/2020 1:41 Comments || Top||

#5  How long before failure to prosecute becomes a federal offense?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 1:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Looks like it takes the DA about an hour of mirror time to get ready in the morning.
Posted by: gorb || 08/12/2020 2:24 Comments || Top||

#7  He's clean, articulate. I heard some guy say that a while back.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 2:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Looks like he borrowed s.o. else's cheap suit. Maybe Peter Curtis could lend him a party dress?
Posted by: Neville Ulavinter3380 || 08/12/2020 2:34 Comments || Top||

#9  I bet he would press assault charges if someone hauled off and kicked him in the vagina.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/12/2020 4:11 Comments || Top||

#10  The Right should Riot at his house (over his support for Affirmative apartheid) and demand the police do something...

I'll bet the treatment would be different.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/12/2020 4:16 Comments || Top||

#11  A sleeveless top with no wrap? Knee-highs with a short skirt? And the bag doesn't match the shoes! Just awful!
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 08/12/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#12  The wages of closing mental institutions.
Posted by: Glavinter Greretle1225 || 08/12/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Law schools are mental institutions now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 9:13 Comments || Top||

#14  The Right should Riot at his house

Will they have wings?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2020 9:18 Comments || Top||

#15  He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions
Posted by: Ebbolutle Snineper7809 || 08/12/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#16  He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions
Posted by: Ebbolutle Snineper7809 || 08/12/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#17  He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions

The Tories haven't changed much in over 200 years.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/12/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#18  these idiots will continue to vote for the Democrats, they're Lemmings, just like the people in Seattle
Posted by: 746 || 08/12/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#19  The guy can ruin your life in a minute, and he can sit on his hands while people burn down your life's work. Glad I don't live there.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/12/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

#20  Come November the voters will reelect their tormentors. It's hard to continue sympathizing with the mentally ill.
Posted by: Glavinter Greretle1225 || 08/12/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||

#21  @Neville. Cheap suit That’s what Brooks Bros looks like these days.
Posted by: KBK || 08/12/2020 15:31 Comments || Top||

#22  KBK with the backhanded compliment...
Posted by: Raj || 08/12/2020 18:30 Comments || Top||

#23  Bankrupt, threadbare, tossed to the wolves: Apt metaphor for blue cities in the Soros era
Posted by: Spomoting Tojo3701 || 08/12/2020 19:30 Comments || Top||

#24  Bring on the FEDERAL charges.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2020 20:01 Comments || Top||

Black Lives Matter holds rally in Chicago to support those arrested after looting, unrest sparked by false story
[FOXNEWS] Black Lives Matter members in reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
held a rally on Monday to support the more than 100 arrested last night following widespread looting and rioting that caused at least $60 million in property damage and saw 13 coppers injured, according to a report.

The rally was organized by Black Lives Matter Chicago and was held at a cop shoppe in the South Loop where organizers say individuals are currently being held in jug. At least one organizer called the looting tantamount to "reparations."

"I don’t care if someone decides to loot a Gucci or a Macy’s or a Nike store, because that makes sure that person eats," said Ariel Atkins, a BLM organizer, according to NBC Chicago. "That makes sure that person has clothes."

"That is reparations," Atkins continued. "Anything they wanted to take, they can take it because these businesses have insurance."

The unrest was prompted by a social media post urging people to converge on Chicago’s business district after police shot a man on the South Side around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  These days if there is no reason for you to be a "legitimate" looter in the eyes of todays corrupt society, make up one.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 08/12/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Next year, Chicago's feral residents can reloot the stores for broken pipe and copper wire.
Posted by: Glavinter Greretle1225 || 08/12/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkey warns they have 'capabilities to defeat alliance of evil' in Mediterranean

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  For other landlubbers intrigued by similarity between depicted Ottoman and Hellenic frigates: MEKO 200
Posted by: Blossom Flease5511 || 08/12/2020 0:37 Comments || Top||

#2  AHh, so they will commit suicide?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/12/2020 1:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe dump all the palestainians in the country formerly known as turkey?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/12/2020 4:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Greece and Cyprus?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2020 13:06 Comments || Top||

Greek Armed Forces on high alert for potential confrontation with Turkey
Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Rocket lands inside Baghdad's Green Zone
[Rudaw] One Katyusha rocket landed near the suspension bridge in Baghdad's Green Zone Tuesday night, according to security authorities.

Another rocket was intercepted before it was fired at the launch site, confirmed the Iraqi government, adding that the attacks did not cause any material damage.

"Information indicates that the rocket was launched from the al-Rashid Base, while the security forces found another rocket prepared for launch in the same place, and it was defused," the Iraqi Security Media Cell said in a statement dispersed via Whatsapp.

The al-Rashid military base area is 17 kilometres southeast of the Green Zone.

Another rocket fell just outside of the Kurdistan Democratic Party
...every time you hear the phrase white people, wehite supremacy, white anything but paint, you're listening to a Democrat...
's (KDP) Fifth Branch in Baghdad's Karrada neighborhood close to the Green Zone, head of the KDP office, Shwan Mohammed Taha confirmed to Rudaw.

No group has grabbed credit for the rocket attacks.

The US has attributed past rocket attacks on sites of international importance in the Green Zone to Iran-backed militias, who it says are looking to further inflame US-Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...

Tuesday’s attack is the latest of several rocket attacks targeting the Green Zone after Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (ICTS) personnel raided the headquarters of the Iran-backed Kataib Hezbollah militia in Baghdad province on June 26, detaining at least 14 fighters of the group who were accused of recent rocket attacks in the capital.

Multiple attacks on military bases hosting US troops have taken place since the raid, notably Taji base north of Baghdad, the latest of which was carried out on July 27.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2020 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Iraqi police officer killed, 2 civilians wounded in Kirkuk terror attack: Security Media Cell
[Rudaw] An Iraqi police officer from a federal police unit was killed and two civilians were maimed in western Kirkuk province on Monday, in what the Security Media Cell labeled a terror attack.

"Security forces repelled an attack by terrorist elements on the village of al-Majid in al-Riyadh district in Kirkuk province," the statement read. "The attack resulted in death of an officer in the Third Infantry Brigade of the Fifth Division of the Federal Police, and the wounding of two civilians."

The statement also revealed that the attack maimed a member of Hashd al-Ashairy, the Sunni unit of Iraq’s Shiite majority Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi.

The perpetrators have yet to be identified by Iraqi authorities, and no group has so far grabbed credit for the attack.

alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
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....
(ISIS) forces of Evil are very active in the area, and have conducted hit-and-run operations against Iraqi security forces and civilians in Kirkuk and other areas of the disputed areas between Erbil and Baghdad.

There were more than 400 ISIS-claimed or suspected attacks in Iraq between April and June according to a Pentagon Inspector General report, up from the 250 attacks noted in the first three months of 2020.

Most frequently attacked area has been the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, where 150 of the quarter's attacks were reported by Pentagon. Other attacks were reported in the provinces of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Anbar, Nineveh, and Salahaddin, all home to territories contested by Erbil and Baghdad.

This is the third Iraqi military official to be killed in less than a month.

The murderous Moslem group killed the commander of the 59th Brigade of the Iraqi army, Brigadier General Ali Hameed Ghaydan, on July 19 after forces of Evil attacked his convoy in the Ibn Sena region of al-Tarmia district, north of the capital city of Baghdad.

ISIS also grabbed credit for the killing of General Brigadier Ahmed al-Lami, commander of 7th division of the 29th brigade of the Iraqi army in an ambush in Anbar nine days later.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2020 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

US military investigating claim of Iraq-Kuwait border blast
[EN.ANNAHAR] The U.S. military said Tuesday it was investigating a claim by a newly formed Iraqi Shiite turban group of a bombing at the Iraq-Kuwait border. Iraq and Kuwait denied an attack had taken place.

Iraq later said a kaboom targeted a U.S.-led coalition convoy on Tuesday in the Taji area, north of Baghdad, causing only minor damage. No one grabbed credit for that attack.

The little-known Ashab al-Kahf group
...another Iraqi Shiite Iranian cats paw, or possible even a sock puppet...
claimed in an overnight statement it destroyed "equipment and vehicles belonging to the American enemy" in a bombing targeting a border crossing south of the Iraqi city of Basra.

The group later published an 11-second video it claimed showed the blast, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors turban groups. The out-of-focus video shows what appeared to be a kaboom and lights in the distance, with a man speaking in Arabic. The News Agency that Dare Not be Named could not immediately verify the video.

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Turkish strike kills Iraqi border guards, Iraqi military says
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Ramallah protesters demand release of Palestinian BDS activist
[IsraelTimes] Israeli sources say Mahmoud Nawajaa was arrested for ’security offenses,’ not over his role in boycott movement, but don’t reveal allegations against him.

Paleostinians rallied in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Tuesday, urging EU pressure on Israel to free a local leader of the global campaign to boycott the Jewish state.

Mahmoud Nawajaa, coordinator of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in the Paleostinian territories, was arrested at his home in Ramallah on July 30.

Several rights groups, including Amnesia Amnesty International, have called for his release.

"He has been detained solely for exercising his rights to freedom of expression and association and is therefore a prisoner of conscience," Amnesty said in an August 7 blurb.

More than 100 protesters gathered outside the German delegation office in Ramallah
...an entire century? Golly.
urging the country, which currently holds the European body’s rotating presidency, to lobby Israel.
Because that will matter? But the EU long since made its preferences clear, and to do more could threaten the lucrative EU-Israel trade.
"Our main message to the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and to Germany is that you need to intervene with the Israelis, force them to uphold human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
and those who defend them," said Omar Barghouti, a co-founder of BDS.

The movement calls for a wide-ranging embargo of Israel over its treatment of the Paleostinians.

Israeli sources familiar with Nawajaa’s case who requested anonymity told AFP that he was arrested for "security offenses," not over his role in BDS.

They did not detail the nature of the allegations against him and Nawajaa has not been charged in court.

Israel sees BDS as a strategic threat and accuses it of anti-Semitism.

Activists strongly deny the charge, comparing the embargo to the economic isolation that helped bring down apartheid in South Africa.

Last year, Israel rejected a visa extension request of the country director of Human Rights Watch, Omar Shakir, after accusing him of supporting BDS — a claim he denied.
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#1  "Palestinians DEMAND" = STFU
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2020 4:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe Israel can demand that in return the BDS movement can disband.
Posted by: gorb || 08/12/2020 6:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Give in, release him from 20k feet sans parachute. Make sure he lands in their general vicinity.
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Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza after over 60 fires sparked by arson balloons
[IsraelTimes] Helicopter gunships and tanks strike targets after Gantz threatens ’forceful’ response, warns Israel could follow up closure of border crossing with harsher measures.

Israeli helicopter gunships and tanks attacked at least three sites 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 early Wednesday in response to rash of airborne arson attacks sparked more than 60 fires in Israel, the Israel Defense Forces said.
Continued on Page 49
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Syrian tribe gives US Coalition one month to handover Arab lands in eastern Syria
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#1  Or...what? What are ya gonna do, punks?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2020 5:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Betcha Turkey is financing their pretensions... or Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2020 8:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Or what?

Remember what happened to the Russians?
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/12/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||

#4  "Or...We'll grimace, make angry sounds, shout poorly worded slogans!"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#5  They'd better watch out, this Syrian tribe. If Bill Barr can do something about it, he'll show 'em!
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Iran Thwarted Spy Network Backed by Mossad, CIA Officials
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Iran’s Intelligence Ministry dismantled five spying teams working for foreign intelligence services, deputy intelligence minister for counter-espionage said.

"With the help of God Almighty and round-the-clock efforts of the intelligence forces a number of spies linked to foreign intelligence services of arrogant powers were identified and arrested as the strikes on foreign intelligence services is continuing," the intelligence ministry’s counter-intelligence deputy announced.

He noted that the foreign intelligence officers were planning to conduct espionage activities on Iran’s nuclear, political, economic, military and infrastructural projects by using various complicated spying methods.

The official pointed out that the spying teams were operating under the auspicious of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Mossad, as well as those of some European countries related to the recent espionage dossiers, sabotage of infrastructure, projects and intensifying brutal sanctions as well as blocking Iran’s access to knowledge and modern technologies and creating problems in the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran’s relations with friendly countries, and said that their efforts were in vain due to vigilance of Iran’s intelligence forces.

He warned all the deceived people, traitors and blatant enemies of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran, and emphasized that in line with national security the enemies will not be secure anywhere from the dominance of the intelligence forces and "we assure the dear Islamic nation we will rigidly confront the enemies’ plots".

The report quoted judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili identified the two men as Masoud Mosaheb, the co-chairman of the Iran-Austrian Friendship Society, and Shahram Shirkhani.

Mosaheb was accused of sharing information on “nuclear and missile projects” with Israel and the German intelligence service. Shirkhani allegedly spied for Britain, gathering “sensitive information” in Iran’s banking and defense sectors and tried to recruit government staff for his cause.

The judiciary spokesman, Esmaili, recently said that five employees of the foreign ministry, energy industries and companies had been detained. He did not elaborate at the time but Mosaheb and Shirkhani were not apparently arrested much earlier.
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#1  Ah, just as I had thought all along, the assahollah really did give up Soleimani.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/12/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Now, if we could manage to thwart the CIA here in the US.
Snark O'The Day
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