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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [252 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hmm. Think I met her at a college mixer...of course she was Miss Take at the time.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/14/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Twin magnums!
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/14/2019 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Mrs. Big has a couple of big...bottles.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Big Anya, a very suave Slav,
Was known through la France for her cave,
"And sometimes," said Anya,
"sez Siggie, champagne
Is simply nice wine. Mazeltov!"
Posted by: Omigum Hapsburg6245 || 10/14/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh my, Zenobia F.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2019 15:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Expensive champagne from a cellar
Or 7-Eleven Old Yeller,
The springs of the Burg
Have greened many an erg
And offended effendi and fellah.
Posted by: Omigum Hapsburg6245 || 10/14/2019 15:33 Comments || Top||

#7  er, feller.
Posted by: Omigum Hapsburg6245 || 10/14/2019 15:34 Comments || Top||

#8  "Fetch me du bon Veuve Clicqot!"
Quite the partner of Sykes, one Picot
We'll stir up Arabs and Kurds
And mix in Ottoman turds
Pour ce grand, fantastique SHEET-SHOW!
Posted by: Lex || 10/14/2019 15:59 Comments || Top||

#9  quoth the partner...
Posted by: Lex || 10/14/2019 16:00 Comments || Top||

#10  The muses are active on Columbus Day!

Yesterday was the 244th birthday of our U.S. Navy.

Image result for U.S. Navy Birthday
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2019 16:19 Comments || Top||

Taliban News Summary

IED & direct attack on hireling enemy Zero-One Unit in Khalaziyo area of Puli Khumri city's PD2 #Baghlan on Sat. resulted in 2 APCs destroyed, 12 gunmen killed & 5 others wounded.

Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [465 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Aghan MoI News Releases

Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Egyptian officials say 9 killed in explosion in north Sinai
[IsraelTimes] Egyptian security and medical officials said Saturday a kaboom in a town in restive northern Sinai Peninsula had killed at least nine people of the same family.

The officials said the earth-shattering kaboom in Bir al-Abd also maimed six. It was not immediately clear who was behind the shelling and there were no additional details.

Separately, officials said seven security forces personnel were maimed in two bully boy attacks in Bir al-Abd and the border town of Rafah.

The town was the site of a horrific 2017 attack on a mosque by Islamic murderous Moslems which killed over 300 people.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2019 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Libya Coast Guard rescued 94 illegal migrants after their boats’s motor stopped working, NGOs bring more to Italy

176 migrants rescued off Libya, 110 others turned back
It was a busy day off the Libyan coast. Human traffickers of all sorts swarmed the water, looking for prey.
[AlAhram] Humanitarian groups on Sunday said they rescued 176 migrants colonists on two rubber boats in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya while Tunisian authorities reported blocking a smuggling boat carrying 110 migrants colonists from setting off for Italia.

Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee said their Ocean Viking ship rescued 74 migrants colonists Sunday morning about 50 miles (80 kilometers) off the Libyan coast near an oilfield. The groups said six children were among those rescued. In the afternoon, the groups said they rescued 102 people aboard another rubber boat about 40 miles off the coast. They said 12 women, four of them pregnant, and nine children were on board.

Tunisia's interior ministry said three coasties boats pursued the smuggling boat after it left Friday night from the city of Sfax. Officers shouted through loudspeakers at the boat and passengers threw projectiles that injured two officers and broke windows.

The coasties eventually forced the boat back toward Tunisia and rescued 25 migrants colonists who had jumped into the sea.

...back at the pond, the radioactive tadpoles grown into frogs. Really big frogs, in fact...
three small boats carrying migrants colonists reached Italian shores on Sunday. ANSA, the Italian news agency, said two boats - one carrying 15 people, the other 11 - landed on the island of Lampedusa. The agency says a third boat with 15 Tunisians aboard landed in southern Sicily.
The new Italian government is doing exactly what it promised to do...
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Africa Subsaharan
Five officers killed by armed group in Niger
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least five officers were killed in a weekend attack by an gang in Niger’s western Tillaberi region, a local politician said on Sunday.

The region, which is close to Mali, has been rocked by recurrent bad boy attacks.

"On Saturday, an attack targeted a patrol of gendarmes in the town of Sanam, killing five of them," a local Tillaberi politician told AFP.

"The assailants arrived on a cycle of violences and targeted the patrol near the village of Abare on its market day."

A security and government source confirmed the attack without being able to provide the corpse count.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack.

Extremists, including those from ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
, have a presence in southwestern Niger near the border with Mali - where they have carried out bombings, shootings and kidnappings.

More than 250 non-combatants were killed and nearly 240 others were kidnapped between January and August this year, mainly in Niger’s regions of Diffa, Tillaberi and Tahoua in the west, according to a UN report in September.

Niger’s President Mahamadou Issoufou has repeatedly called on the West and the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
to help the country battle the bad boys.

But the presence of French, American, and German forces in Niger as well as the UN in neighboring Mali has not stopped the increasing attacks.

Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

7 ABT members arrested from Narayanganj, Pabna
[Dhaka Tribune] Members of Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested 7 suspected members of banned bully boy outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) from Narayanganj, and Pabna on Sunday.

In Narayanganj, RAB 11 arrested two suspected activists of ABT when they were holding a secret meeting in the dead of night at a madrasa under Fatullah cop shoppe in the early hours.

The arrested are Md Mehedi Hossain, alias Murad, 24, and Md Amanullah, 33, confirmed RAB 11 Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Md Alep Uddin.

Mehedi told RAB that he completed his Bachelor of Science degree from a private textile university in Dhaka in 2016, he joined JMB in 2014. He was reaching out across the country to gather recruits up until now. Md Amanullah was a madrasa teacher in Narayanganj who joined ABT through Mehedi. Amanullah secretly held meetings of the JMB members in his madrasa.

The RAB seized a large number of books, and a laptop containing digital data on extremism from their possession.

In Pabna, RAB 14 arrested five suspected activists of ABT from Bera, and Santhia upazila.

The arrested from Bera upazila are: Md Abdullah, 21, and Abul Kalam Azad, 27, of Shambhupur village; Md Wazed Ali, 30, of Hatiagara village, and Mizanur Rahman Mizan, 23, of Chhoto Paina village.

Another arrested Ruhul Amin, 23, hails from Rangamatia village in Santhia upazila.

Bera cop shoppe OC Sheikh Mahmud said: "RAB handed over the suspected ABT members to us this evening (Sunday). Books on extremism was found in their possession.”
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team (AQIS)

PMU munitions depot south of Baghdad blows up.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  The Popular Mobilization Forces are accused of accruing a power base in Iraq and of being Iran's instrument to dominate Iraq. (wiki)

Gmar hatima tova.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/14/2019 4:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Too hot, too cold, it all blows. They still haven't found the Goldilocks zone for ammo storage.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/14/2019 5:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Doesn't hold a candle to the Tianjin explosion. Best. Explosion. Ever.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/14/2019 15:15 Comments || Top||

Fourteen killed after Turkish strike in Ras al Ain
[AlAhram] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a Ottoman Turkish air strike on a convoy in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain killed 14 people including five civilians and maimed 10 on Sunday.

Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said the strike had hit a gathering of civilians who had come to Ras al Ain from the city of Qamishli to show support as the town is targeted by Ottoman Turkish forces attacking Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria.

Several foreign journalists were with the convoy when it was struck, according to a news hound from French broadcaster La Belle France 2.

An SDF statement said Ottoman Turkish "invading forces" had targeted a civilian convoy with international media journalists on board that was heading to Ras al Ain accompanied by its fighters to "express their rejection of the Ottoman Turkish invasion".

It said "tens of civilians were dead and injured."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2019 08:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Daesh detainees flee as YPG/PKK sets camp on fire
[AA.TR] The YPG/PKK terror group on Sunday set a camp on fire in the Ayn Isa district in northern Syria, where they were holding captured ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
detainees and their families.

"Today at 11.00 a.m. local time [800GMT], senior members of the [terrorist] organization came to the camp and took all of the civilian employees out of the camp [...] At around 13.30 p.m. [1000GMT], we saw that a fire started in the camp area and the smoke was increasing. When our friends went to see as to what was happening, they saw that offices were burning. If the detainees and families had set this fire on their own, our offices would not have been damaged. Our offices are separate from a place where ISIS people and their families were held. This fire was set by the [terror] group itself. They took us out before they set the fire and it is a proof that they initiated the fire," a civil servant told Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity due to security reasons.

A civil servant added that thousands of ISIS terrorists, their families and other civilians -- who were held in the region -- were fleeing the camp area.

Nearly 5,000 people, including 2,000 ISIS bandidos bully boyz and their families, were held in the camp. Another 3,000 people were the civilians who had fled other Syrian districts due to the conflict.

Ayn Isa is at about 35 kilometers (21.7 miles) from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s border.

Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Says The Turks.
The first casualty when war comes is truth.
Posted by: Sonny Black || 10/14/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Often truth is a casualty without war. There are many things I'd like to know about that have happened in the past.

Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Old scores being settled?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2019 16:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Would've worked so much better if they'd set fire inside the cells. For a few hundred prisoners a cell, how much gasoline is that ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/14/2019 17:49 Comments || Top||

Pro-Turkish sources claiming a missile of "barrel bomb" type has just hit a convoy
As far as I can tell, SNA stands for Syrian NGO Alliance. Its website says it’s based in Gaziantep, Turkey.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  SNA = Syrian National Army = Free Syrian Army = Turkey's proxy army.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/14/2019 5:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Hard to tell the players without a scorecard. Am I right in thinking all of them should be considered bad guys and better off dead?
Posted by: jpal || 10/14/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#3  SNA = Syrian National Army = Free Syrian Army = Turkey's proxy army.

That makes so much more sense. Thank you, Whavimp Grath4899.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/14/2019 17:14 Comments || Top||

Ambulances bringing the dead and injured doctors to hospital after Turkey hit their car
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Kurds announce deal with Damascus on Syria troop deployment near Turkish border
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  The ME, a region of the world with ever-changing alliances and ever-changing terrorist groups. I recall several times when McCain went over to Syria. In 2017, he met with (some say illegally) the Muslim Brotherhood and AQ (most of whom later became ISIS). Nancy Pelosi went over to Syria in 2007 to meet with Assad although George W. asked her not to. There was no outcry by the MSM. So now, the MSM is reporting that Trump is screwing things up in Syria by abandoning the Kurds. No wonder the American people (the ones who send their sons and daughters to fight never-ending wars and pay the price) are not listening to the MSM and siding with Trump.
McCain trips.
Pelosi trip, the trip where she donned the hijab.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/14/2019 11:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Naifs abroad.
Missionary zeal + rank ignorance of others' history and complexity.
A long and very American tradition.
Posted by: Lex || 10/14/2019 11:40 Comments || Top||

IED explosion in #Raqqa mistaken for U.S aistrike on #SAA in the area
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Turkey Offensive: Kurdish-led administration says Syrian army will be deployed at Turkish border to repel Turkish aggression
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Grain is now being looted from the silos at Suluk by one of the invading groups
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Turkish quartermasters are not quite up to feeding Turkey's mercs?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/14/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Making 'field beer' maybe ? That should keep a platoon or two busy.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/14/2019 17:44 Comments || Top||

Turkey army set up mobil bridges north of #Manbij
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Kurdish Korpse Kount at 525 sez Turkey
We’re probably in the ball park if we move the decimal point at least one place to the left.
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Syrian regime sends troops toward area of Turkey's anti-terror op
[DAILYSABAH] Syrian regime troops began moving to the north to confront The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
's ongoing counterterrorism operation, state TV said Sunday.

State media, which said the troops were moving to face "Ottoman Turkish army aggression," did not say where the regime troops were deploying in northern Syria.

Earlier Sunday, the Lebanese broadcaster al-Mayadeen said Bashir al-Assad's forces would deploy within 48 hours to the town of Ayn al-Arab which is held by the PKK's Syrian affiliate, the People's Protection Units (YPG), and the nearby town of Manbij which is controlled by YPG-aligned forces.

The towns fall within a swathe east of the Euphrates River controlled by the YPG bandidos bully boyz that is currently being targeted in an operation by Turkey and the Syrian National Army (SNA).
Posted by: Fred || 10/14/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2019-10-13
  Syria now considers itself at war with Turkey! Russian troops join the fun
Sun 2019-10-13
  Syria now considers itself at war with Turkey!
Fri 2019-10-11
  Orange Man confirms bomb maker and terrorist Ibrahim al-Asiri is Tango Uniform
Thu 2019-10-10
  2 ISIS 'Beatles' transferred from Syrian prison to US military custody
Wed 2019-10-09
  Possible terror attack with automatic guns in Halle (Germany)
Tue 2019-10-08
  Turkey starts bombing Kurds
Mon 2019-10-07
  Iraqi premier rejects resignation of seven ministers, Baghdad governor steps down
Sun 2019-10-06
  91 protesters killed by Iraqi police over week of demonstrations
Sat 2019-10-05
  Masked gunmen attack TV stations reporting the protests in Iraq
Fri 2019-10-04
  At least 35 Russian mercenaries killed fighting for Haftar in Libya
Thu 2019-10-03
  Breaking: Paris knife attacker kills 4 people at police headquarters
Wed 2019-10-02
  Soleimani claims he and Nasrallah barely escaped Israeli air raid in 2006
Tue 2019-10-01
  Uzbekistani militant among 64 killed, wounded in Faryab clashes
Mon 2019-09-30
  Yemeni army captured over '2000 troops', inflicted heavy casualties on Saudi army

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