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US moves its embassy from Baghdad to Erbil
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Good afternoon
Cindy McCain appointed to Joe Biden's transition team
Tuesday September 29th, 2020

JoanMarsh sm
MP for Iran-backed militia ''Asa'ib'', Uday Awad: We do not adopt the bombing of the @USEmbBaghdad, the GreenZone, and the diplomatic corps
Fresh allegations about mistreatment of Kurds in Turkey
Christian Exoo is being sued in federal court for organizing a campaign of mass threats against him & former employer
Egypt's security forces kill two terrorists in Qalioubiya
Statements of senior Turkish officials seem designed to inflame a deadly Armenia-Azerbaijan feud
Rocket attack kills 5 civilians near Baghdad airport
Governor Newsom asks Donald Trump for federal aid as California wildfires kill at least three, force nearly 70,000 evacuations and more wineries are completely devastated in Napa Valley

Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 15:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The proper wearing of a wimple.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Now where's my napkin ....
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 16:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder how many Tee Vee channels you can pick up when she's around?
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 09/29/2020 17:13 Comments || Top||

#4  You can can't leave your hat on...
Posted by: Helmuth, Speaking for Thineng7034 || 09/29/2020 18:06 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Terrifying moment baying crowd doused police officers in petrol before shouting 'light them up'
Essex, Britain
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • New footage emerges of incident in which police were covered in petrol by man

  • Incident took place in an estate in Basildon, Essex, in May 2019, following chase

  • Justin Jackson, then 28, was jailed for more than three years last year for incident

  • Jackson had pleaded guilty to eight counts of administering a noxious substance
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 10:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Last year in England as far as I can tell, but I would have hit them with much steeper charges, I including the crowd.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#2  "The footage, taken during an incident in Basildon, Essex, in May 2019, has emerged as part of a new documentary released today."

Thanks Gorb.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||


911 services suffer nationwide outage as officials race to restore emergency lines
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  5:26 EDT Twitter is down.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/29/2020 5:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, "the cloud" is superior to a datacenter you have some modicum of control over...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/29/2020 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Has me wondering if this ties in with back channel comments and rumors floating around.

Something about a planned Nationwide destructive disturbance in major cities. To start the day before and continue thru the Election cycle.

All to stop the vote or gum it up to the point no one trusts the results. Thus causing greater civil unrest.
Posted by: DevNul || 09/29/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  No it didn't! If it had CNN, MSNBC would have covered it. Or at least mentioned it.
Posted by: Sonny Black || 09/29/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Golly, I can't wait til we have full blown IOT, and my access to potable water will be determined by whether Siri overheard me saying something critical of President-For-Life Kamala.

So convenient, right normies?
Posted by: charger || 09/29/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||

#6  911 services down in multiple US states

Microsoft cloud.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||

#7  No guarantee even if 911 answers your call that anyone is coming to help.
Posted by: Airandee || 09/29/2020 17:20 Comments || Top||

#8  911 services suffer nationwide outage as officials race to restore emergency lines

No issues beyond the usual lack of response noticed in many Dem run cities.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 18:02 Comments || Top||


Africa North
''I swear, we'll steal the cloth of the Kaaba.''
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  the cloth of the Kaaba
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Isn't it a mortal sin to even say such a thing?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||


Egypt's security forces kill two terrorists in Qalioubiya
[AlAhram] The faceless myrmidons belonged to a takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
cell the security forces had targeted in April in a pre-emptive strike in the capital.


Egypt's security forces killed two "extremely dangerous terrorists" after an exchange of fire in Qalioubiya,
...a governorate on the northern outskirts of Greater Cairo...
north of Cairo, the interior ministry said in a statement on Monday.

The two men, aged 37 and 42, were planning to carry out hostile operations, the ministry stated, adding that the faceless myrmidons had sought refuge in an apartment in Qalag district, Qalioubiya.

An automatic rifle, a gun, and several types of bullets were found with the terrorists, according to the ministry.

The two men belonged to a takfiri terrorist cell that the security forces targeted in April in a pre-emptive strike in the capital. The ministry at the time affirmed that the cell planned to carry out terrorist attacks during the Easter holiday.

During the April raid on a hideout in El-Amiriya neighbourhood in eastern Cairo, security forces killed seven terrorists. One officer was killed during the exchange of fire.

Several terrorist attacks have been launched against civilians, Christians, security and army forces, and Moslem worshippers since the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi and the dispersal of his supporters’ sit-ins in 2013.

Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:


Philippines and Libya are looking to explore opportunities for defense cooperation over Daesh
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Kind of a long logistics line.
Why don't the Phils just crush them?

Sympathetic population?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Lots of Filipino medical personnel in Libya. Some have been attacked.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/29/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Sympathetic population?
The Philippine Archipelago has many islands that are culturally distinct, even ethnically separate, think the Balkans on steroids. The Moro Islanders, for example, seem to hate everybody.
You might find Vic Hurley's Swish of the Kris(1936)[.pdf] interesting.
Posted by: magpie || 09/29/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: At Least 30 Killed in Suspected Islamist Attack on Regional Governor's Convoy
[Breitbart] Security sources confirmed the deaths of at least 30 people in Nigeria this weekend after suspected Islamists once again attacked the convoy of Borno Governor Babagana Umara Zulum.

Sources who spoke with Agence France-Presse (AFP) said that the death count was higher following the discovery of more bodies that included 12 policemen, five soldiers, four members of a government-backed militia, and nine civilians.

"The tally has increased to 30 as many bodies were picked in the surrounding areas after the attack," one of the sources told the agency, adding that "many people were injured."

Another security source corroborated the death toll of 30 from the ambush and confirmed that the militants seized eight vehicles.

"The terrorists made away with an armored personnel carrier, a gun truck, and six sports utility vehicles in the convoy," the source said.

A second attack took place on Sunday as Zulum was returning to the state capital, Maiduguri, following a visit to the town of Baga. The BBC reported that attackers used a donkey strapped with explosives when targeting the convoy, but did not injure anyone within it. Authorities documented attacker deaths but the number remains unknown publicly.

Authorities believe the perpetrators to be Boko Haram, a jihadist organization born in Maiduguri that Nigerian authorities claim to have splintered over the decision to rebrand as an arm of the Islamic State, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), in 2015. Nigerian law enforcement insists that Boko Haram and ISWAP are now two different groups. Their decade-long insurgency across northeast Nigeria has inflicted untold damage upon the region, killing 36,000 and displacing more than two million people.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/29/2020 02:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

#1  Goin after those Princes?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||



Arabia
Saudi Arabia breaks up Iran-trained terrorist cell
[ARABNEWS] Authorities in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
announced on Monday that 10 alleged members of a terrorist cell were arrested on Sept. 23.

Some of them are believed to have received military and field training at sites belonging to Iran’s Revolutionary Guards between Oct. 29 and Dec. 8, 2017. A front man for the Presidency of State Security added that the suspects had also been trained to make explosives.

"Three of those arrested had been trained in 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...
while the rest were linked to the cell in various roles," he said. The locations of the arrests were not given and identities of those arrested cannot be be revealed at this time for legal reasons, he added.

The front man said a cache of weapons and explosives was confiscated at a house and a farm. It included nine bombs, four Kalashnikov machine guns, a Heckler and Koch G3 rifle, a sniper rifle, two pistols, an air rifle, 4,620 rounds of ammunition, 18 machine gun and pistol chambers, 14 knives, and military uniforms.

Other items included 5.28 kilograms of gunpowder, 67 explosive fuses, 51 electric detonators, a welding machine, and a range of capacitors, electrical transformers and electronic components used to make bombs.

Investigations are continuing into the activities of those who were arrested and to identify others they might have been working with inside and outside the Kingdom.

The presidency reiterated its determination and resolve to confront criminal schemes and arrest all who attempt to destabilize the security and stability of the Kingdom, and threaten the safety of those who live there.

Bahrain’s Interior Ministry said on Sunday it had foiled a "terrorist attack" early this year that was backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards.

The statement confirmed earlier media reports about an alleged planned attack and added a timeframe.

On Sunday, Saudi state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
al-Ekhbariya and Bahraini newspaper Akhbar al-Khaleej reported that Interior Ministry investigations found that a new group called the "Qassem Soleimani
Brigade" had planned to attack several public and security structures in Bahrain.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Soon to be tank track lube.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Time to meet Ali personally.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/29/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Five held for trafficking women to India
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Those guys are wearing DRESSES!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Of all the redundant alerts!
"Men, be on the lookout for... skirts...
On 'humans' that traffic."
Uncomfortable laugh. "Ick."
"Now, don these disguises, you flirts."
Posted by: Flusosing Glish9174 || 09/29/2020 19:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Mars needs women. India, they got lots of 'em.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/29/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Selling ice to Esquimeaux?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 20:03 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Syrian jihadists have finally been geolocated in Azerbaijan
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  Is it appropriate to speculate at this time that we have John McCain and Baraq Obama to thank for the instability in Syria that has led to Erdogan using Syrian mercenaries to destabilize the entire region?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

#2  We have a lack of backbone by the state department for nearly 2 decades, going back to when they denied entry to US Forces during OIF, with no real consequences for Erdogan. A swift kick in the ass back then would have allowed rapid entry and pacification of the region where ISIS grew. And on a more direct note, bloodying Erdogan's nose then might have stopped his power grab, and encouraged his military to give him the MB treatment like the Egyptians did theirs.
Posted by: Theager Borgia1057 || 09/29/2020 14:28 Comments || Top||

#3  We have a lack of backbone by the state department Intelligence community for nearly 2 decades, going back to when they worked for George Tenet.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||


Disturbing to see how “Muslim solidarity” is being used to mobilize support for a new war over Nagorno-Karabakh among people who probably never heard of it until today
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Nagorno-Karabakh
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Author of the Tweet a tad presumptuous, but, o.k., we get it.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  "Nagorno-Karabakh is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus, within the mountainous range of Karabakh, lying between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, and covering the southeastern range of the Lesser Caucasus mountains. The region is mostly mountainous and forested."

Rumored origin of the White Caucasian monkeys.

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||


Azerbaijan is now refusing entry for all foreign journalists
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Next, the Baristas!
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:10 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
PORTLAND police refused to release the identity of 1 rioter charged w/ 4 felonies from last night because he was 17
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Is the rioter being charged as a minor or as an adult?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/29/2020 4:22 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Be happy that he's charged.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/29/2020 4:26 Comments || Top||

#3  No id on them, just claim it, right? Like a lot of Obama's DREAM children.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/29/2020 7:31 Comments || Top||

#4  If he is booked as an adult the picture will soon be available. IF not by PPD then Social Media as the A-wipe will brag about it.

Since like a growing number, I don't do the Personal data collection social media sites.

So if any one sees this A-wipes picture please post us a link. I am sure his future employers and etc... might find a good reason to avoid his skills.
Posted by: DevNul || 09/29/2020 7:39 Comments || Top||


#6  Arrest the 17 year old's parents then.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/29/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Children can be tried as an adult depending on the situation.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/29/2020 20:36 Comments || Top||

#8  But adults can get treated like children (no booze, no smokes unless 21).
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 20:49 Comments || Top||


Charles Randolph Comfort is from White River Junction, Vt. nabbed on fed warrant for Portland festivities
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Vermont is a long way from Portland Or., how did he get there?

The fact that this mucus ball is from only 20 miles from my house makes me happy I'm a gun owner.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/29/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#2  He'll be a 'Comfort' to his cellmates.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/29/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#3  dose be some funky-ass dreds, white boy
Posted by: Spike Guelph8161 || 09/29/2020 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Bad boyz need to be careful who they assault in Portland after US Marshals deputized state police officers. Catch and release may no longer apply.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 11:59 Comments || Top||

#5  And yes, some of his fellow federal prisoners may find those dreadlocks attractive.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/29/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

#6  I'll bet he finds they make great handles.
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 12:53 Comments || Top||

#7  A shower and delousing is in order
Posted by: Frank G || 09/29/2020 13:07 Comments || Top||


Phillip Wenzel, the Portland man arrested last month at a violent antifa riot & charged w/felony assault, has been arrested by US Marshals
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  So maybe the 'catch and release' action is a registration activity for later retrieval.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  He looks like a fan of Cheese Pizza.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/29/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||


@PortlandPolice responding to a report of an explosive device found in downtown Portland.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  report of an explosive device
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Defund the Police!!

The police are intefereing with the right to violently disassemble.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/29/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||

#3  RUDe. :-)
Posted by: gorb || 09/29/2020 14:19 Comments || Top||


Christian Exoo is being sued in federal court for organizing a campaign of mass threats against him & former employer
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] We need more of this.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


The Grand Turk
Fresh allegations about mistreatment of Kurds in Turkey
[ARABNEWS] The mistreatment of Kurds in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
is under the spotlight again following allegations of torture and food poisoning.Three politicians from the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP) who were recently arrested said they were hospitalized with food poisoning during their detention, while Amnesia Amnesty International has demanded the government investigate allegations that two Kurds were thrown out of a military helicopter.

The government accuses the HDP of ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and thousands of its members have been prosecuted for the same reason, including its leaders. The HDP denies such links. The PKK is designated a terrorist group by Turkey, the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and US.

The HDP politicians, including Ayhan Bilgen who is mayor of Van province, fell ill after eating food served at Ankara police headquarters.

Bilgen was not immediately taken to hospital, nor was he allowed to talk to his legal team until after HDP politicians had talked with government officials to have him hospitalized.

The trio are under arrest as part of a probe into violent mostly peaceful protests that took place in Kobane in 2014. Their detention period was extended on Monday by another four days.

Amnesia Amnesty International has urged the government to investigate allegations that two Kurds, aged 55 and 50, were thrown from a military helicopter in Van. The rights group voiced its concerns about the "allegations of torture and mistreatment" which it said were unacceptable under international human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
law and standards that Turkey was obliged to comply with.



Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: WoT
US man gets 30 years for IS plot to behead right-wing provocateur Pamela Geller
[IsraelTimes] David Daoud Wright has already served 5 years for conspiring to kill conservative blogger who in 2015 organized a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest; original sentence overturned.

A man convicted of leading a plot to behead blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group will serve even longer behind bars after he was sentenced for a second time Monday and ordered to 30 years in prison.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  "right-wing provocateur"?

Jeez, biased media much?
Posted by: Muggsy Hapsburg5230 || 09/29/2020 4:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Amazing how quickly people see the error of their ways.

Once they have been slapped with a 10+ years prison sentence.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/29/2020 7:09 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi presidency stresses necessity of protecting diplomatic missions
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  I understand they may soon have an Embassy for rent.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:12 Comments || Top||


US moves its embassy from Baghdad to Erbil
Oh my goodness. That Trump-Pompeo team is really hard core.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Thereby slapping the Iraqi govt, the Turks, and the Iranians at the same time.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  I recollect that the Baghdad embassy was massive. Just leave it, eh? Sigh.
Posted by: KBK || 09/29/2020 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ I believe you are correct. Massive. And, accordingly, expensive. I also seem to remember some moron putting/sending the plan on/via the Internet. Not as bad as the Moscow Embassy, but, in this day and age, close enough.
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 0:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Ah, the piece I was missing is that Erbil is in "Kurdistan".....
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/29/2020 8:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Harir Air Base, which came to the forefront after U.S. President Donald Trump's decision last year to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, is among the bases where U.S. troops are deployed in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdish region. ... Harir base is strategically important given that it is the closest U.S. base to the Syrian border. Another U.S. military base is located at Erbil Airport.
Posted by: b || 09/29/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Wasn't the US turning its backs on the Kurds not too long ago?
Posted by: Clem || 09/29/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Assuming the US took their CRAM anti-rocket/mortar defenses with them. That leaves all the other foreign and Iraqi government facilities in the Green Zone open to attack. Consequences.
Posted by: Uloter Ebbomolet9368 || 09/29/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Consequences
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 15:23 Comments || Top||


Rocket attack kills 5 civilians near Baghdad airport
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Iraqi Militia Leader Justifies Attacks on US Embassy by Calling It 'Invader'
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Commander of pro-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...
militias of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, Qais al-Khazali, on Monday justified the regular attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad by arguing that Washington has invaded Iraq and it is required to leave.

Media reports cited Iraqi and US officials on Sunday as saying that the US was preparing to withdraw from its embassy in Baghdad while keeping its consulate general in Erbil open. It came after Washington had warned Baghdad of closing the embassy if the Iraqi government fails to stop the attacks by the Iran-backed militias.

Khazali said in a statement today that no foreign diplomatic mission had been targeted other than the US forces and embassy, arguing that the attacks are because the Iraqis see the US as the invader.

"The attacks only target the US embassy, which is the embassy of the invader," media reports cited Khazali’s statement.

The Shia militia leader, who has already been designated by the US as a "global terrorist", is also against Iraqi government’s plan to investigate into the attacks against the US embassy, saying such a move may not serve the best interest of the people of Iraq.
At least we know who sent it.
Posted by: Fred || 09/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Would this Khazali chap perhaps be probe to wearing a prominent ring by any chance?
Posted by: Cesare || 09/29/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  "The attacks only target the US embassy, which is the embassy of the invader"

Sounds like Portland.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||


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IDF soldiers apprehend suspects with Molotov cocktails in the West Bank
[Jpost] IDF soldiers apprehended suspects with Molotov cocktails in the West Bank on Monday, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/29/2020 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And they were quickly released without bail. No, wait, that's the West Coast, not the West Bank.
Posted by: Matt || 09/29/2020 11:23 Comments || Top||

#2  West coast goes to Happy Hour for cocktails.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#3  This? No, it's not mine. I'm just holding it for a friend.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/29/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

#4  "Here, hold my cocktail."
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/29/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||


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Syrian FM calls Turkey a ‘sponsor of terrorism’ in address to UN
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Whoa! When was the last time you agreed with Walid Moallem?
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