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-Lurid Crime Tales-
California authorities seize enough fentanyl to make 4 million lethal doses
[NYPOST] A massive drug bust in Southern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, led to the confiscation of 18 pounds of fentanyl ‐ enough to create 4 million lethal doses, authorities said.

The huge seizure amounted to half of the fentanyl snagged in Orange County this year, with Sherlocks nabbing about $1.25 million worth of the deadly opioid last Wednesday, the Orange County Register reported.

"The threat this extremely potent drug poses to our community is increasing exponentially, not subsiding," Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said in a statement.

The sheriff’s office said they also seized a semi-automatic handgun, heroin, methamphetamine and $71,000 in cash.

Sheriff’s officials declined to reveal where the drugs were found but said the operation took place during the execution of a search warrant.

They arrested Rudolph Garcia, 60, on charges of drug possession, as well as being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is being held on $2 million bond, according to the report.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Illegal?
One of "God's Children," no doubt.
Posted by: Lex || 10/24/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#2  In the last year enough has been seized to kill off the entire US pop.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Coming from China?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/24/2019 12:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Candy dishes. sacremento gov't offices. some assembly required.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/24/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#5  I like how you think, USN. Of course it would be illegal, but ...
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/24/2019 14:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Coming from China?

Meet the newest billionaire: A 24-year-old Wharton School grad
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2019 17:21 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Airstrikes kill 12 Taliban militants, destroy multiple caches of weapons in 5 provinces
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s killed 12 Talibs and destroyed multiple caches of weapons in five provinces in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said the security forces conducted the airstrikes in Sar-e Pul, Zabul, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Paktiya and Baghlan provinces.

The officials further added that the airstrikes in Sar-e Pul district of Sar-e Pul province killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a cache of weapons.

Another airstrike in Tarnek Wa Jaldak district of Zabul killed 4 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons, the officials said.

An airstrike in Marjah district of Helmand killed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
holy warrior and destroyed a cache of weapons, the officials said, adding that a similar airstrike in Zurmat district killed 2 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons.

The officials also added that the airstrike in Dahana-ye Ghori district of Baghlan province killed one Taliban holy warrior.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill 6 Taliban militants, destroy large caches of weapons and IEDs in 3 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 6 Talibs and destroyed large caches of weapons and Improvised Explosive Devices during the operations in 3 provinces.

The military officials said Wednesday the Special Forces conducted the operations in the past 24 hours in Pashtun-infested Logar, Farah and 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...
provinces.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 4 Talibs and destroyed a weapons cache in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

The Special Forces killed 2 other bully boyz and destroyed a cache of weapons during a patrol in Farah district of Farah province.

The officials also added that the Special Forces also destroyed 17 IEDs during the operations in Herat and Farah provinces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Libyan Counterterrorism Force has busted a human smuggling ring
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


3 civilians killed, 8 injured in new airstrikes by Haftar's warplanes
[Libya Observer] New Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s by Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces have targeted a civilian residential neighborhood in al-Asfah street in al-Ramla near Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Airport Road in the Libyan capital, killing three civilians and injuring eight others, sources from the Health Ministry of the Presidential Council's government confirmed Wednesday.

The sources indicated that the injured civilians had been sent to a field hospital in al-Sawani area to get first aid medications before being sent to in-capital hospitals.

According to the sources, four of the injured persons were at death's door while the other four were somehow stable.

According to the media office of the Volcano of Rage Operation of the Presidential Council's government, the attack on the civilians was carried out by a UAE drone that was provided for Haftar's forces to bombard Tripoli.

This comes one day after Haftar's forces have targeted a residential building in Salah al-Deen in southern Tripoli, killing two sisters and injuring the rest of the family.

Haftar's forces have become more encouraged in their use of airpower on civilian targets over the last period with three deadly attacks taking the lives of several civilians, including seven children, in less than 30 days.

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Libya's Coast Guard intercepts 150 illegal immigrants off the Libyan coast
[Libya Observer] The Libyan Coast Guard has intercepted 150 illegal immigrants colonists of Arab and African nationality off the Libyan coast.

"Three rubber boats, carrying about 148 migrants colonists, including 15 women and 11 children, were intercepted by the Libyan Coast Guard off Zuwara and Sabratha coast west of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
," Spokesman for the Libyan Coast Guard, Ayoub Qassem has said, confirming that the migrants colonists were returned to the gathering and departure centre in Tripoli.

Human rights groups oppose the return of illegal immigrants colonists to Tripoli because conditions in immigration centres do not meet international standards, according to them, while the EU countries are refusing to receive the migrants colonists.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Mitiga Airport attacked by F-16 with US-made bombs
[Libya Observer] Commander of the Joint Operations Room in the western region, Major General Osama Joueili has confirmed that Mitiga Airport was attacked on Tuesday, October 22nd at 2.15 am by high-explosive bombs.

"Investigations show that the bombs used in the air raid were US-made and the warplane that carried out the attack is likely to be F-16 fighter jet," Joueili said in a statement issued by the Joint Operations Room on Tuesday night.

"This attack is clear evidence of the direct intervention of the parties supporting Haftar in his aggression on Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
after their failure to achieve any progress on the ground despite using mercenaries from several countries," the statement added.

Joueili urged the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
mission in Libya to fulfil its primary mission of supporting the legitimate government and to prevent attacks from regional countries instead of holding "suspicious" meetings with parties responsible for Libya's tragedy.

Mitiga airport was hit by two Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s early Tuesday without causing any casualties.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  the bombs used in the air raid were US-made

So, they could only have come from US forces?

Mitiga airport was hit by two airstrikes early Tuesday without causing any casualties.

Well, precision strikes from runway denial penetrators...maybe.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||


Haftar’s UAE-backed air force militia strikes a civilian’s house in Ramlah area of Swani region in south #Tripoli
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


A howitzer shell has landed at Rixos compound in Hai Damascus in #Tripoli where Libyan parliament HQ is located
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Was it a US howitzer shell?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2019 12:17 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemen's rebels, government set up joint positions in key port city
[AlAhram] Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
's government and Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels have set up joint observation posts as part of de-escalation moves in the flashpoint city of Hodeida, a move the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
welcomed on Wednesday.

The world body's envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths wrote on Twitter that the establishment of the four positions along frontlines in the key port city, and the deployment of liason officers, were positive moves.

"This step forward will enhance de-escalation in flashpoint areas and save lives," he wrote on Twitter.

The Saudi-backed government and the Iran-aligned Houthi rebels have been embroiled in a devastating conflict since 2014.

Last year, loyalists backed by a Saudi-led military coalition launched an offensive to retake the Red Sea port city, which serves as a crucial entry point for imports and humanitarian aid.

UN-brokered December talks between the warring parties in Sweden yielded a series of breakthroughs including a ceasefire in Hodeida, where combon the lamly ceased.

In May 2019, the UN announced that the rebels had withdrawn from Hodeida and two other nearby ports, the first practical step on the ground since the truce deal.

UN observation mission chief Abhijit Guha also welcomed the establishment of joint observation posts, "designed to facilitate direct inter-party de-escalation in flashpoint areas seen as susceptible to conflict", according to a UN statement.

A government official, who requested anonymity, told AFP the observation points had been working "smoothly".
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Ansarallah forces destroy several vehicles belonging to Saudi-backed troops
[ALMASDARNEWS] This week, the Ansarallah forces’ official media wing released a new video showing their missile teams destroying several vehicles belonging to the Saudi-backed troops across Yemen and southern Saudi Arabia.

In the video, the Ansarallah missile teams can be seen firing anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) at the Saudi-backed troops; these strikes resulted in direct hits on the enemy vehicles.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Man briefly holes up inside French museum, writes threatening messages in Arabic
[IsraelTimes] Suspect detained after standoff at archaeology museum in Saint-Raphael; one of his messages said ’the museum is going to become a hell’

A man briefly holed up at a museum in southern La Belle France on Wednesday, where threatening messages in Arabic were written on the building’s walls, police said, before the suspect was detained and the four-hour standoff came to an end.

Police and a bomb disposal squad surrounded the archaeology museum in the Mediterranean town of Saint-Raphael, where the man had broke in overnight and refused to communicate with police, and officers were searching the site in case he had an accomplice, the top regional police official said.

One of the messages read "the museum is going to become a hell," a source said earlier.

In a Twitter message police had warned people to avoid the area in the historic center of the resort town tucked between Cannes and Saint-Tropez.

"The entire neighborhood is locked down... We’ve been ordered to stay in the restaurant," Sebastian, an employee at the Duplex restaurant opposite the museum, told the local Nice-Matin newspaper.

The museum, a historic monument, includes a medieval stone church and a vast collection of amphoras and other items from the region’s Roman history.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Albania says police thwarted attack plot by Iranian terror cell
[IsraelTimes] Authorities say Tehran-backed cell from IRGC’s elite Quds Force planned to attack Sufi opponents of the regime last year

Albanian police said Wednesday they had thwarted a planned attack by a Tehran-backed "terrorist cell" against opponents of the Tehran regime in the Balkan country last year.

In a statement, police said the group belonged to the elite Quds Force which runs foreign operations for the Iranian Revolutionary Guard.

This cell "had planned, among other things, a terrorist act foiled in March 2018" targeting a religious celebration of the Bektashi, a Sufi group, in Tirana, the statement said.

The ceremony was attended by members of the exiled Iranian opposition group the People’s Mujahedeen of 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
(MEK), according to police.
...that’s Mujahedin-e Khalq when they’re at home...
In 2013 Albania agreed to take in some 3,000 members of the MEK at the request of Washington and the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
They currently live in a compound in the northwest of the country.

On Wednesday police published photos of three Iranians and one Ottoman Turkish national allegedly involved in the "terrorist cell."

The leader "resides in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
" and another "has an Austrian passport," according to the police statement.

Police declined to confirm whether international arrest warrants had been issued.

Authorities also did not say whether the incident had any connection to Tirana’s decision last year to expel two Iranian diplomats who the US accused of plotting "terrorist attacks" in the Balkan country.

In January the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union sanctioned Iran’s intelligence services after accusing Tehran of being involved in plots to assassinate regime opponents in the Netherlands, Denmark and La Belle France.

Gay Paree accused Iranian intelligence of being responsible for plotting a planned attack on a MEK rally north of Gay Paree in June 2018.
Ynet adds:
A police statement alleged that two Iranian top security officials led the cell from Tehran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  1. Targeting Sufi's is kinda like stomping puppies.
2. Given history, I'd not want a bunch of Albanians PO'd at me.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/24/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Militants lob grenade at CRPF camp in J&K’s Kulgam, Army jawan injured
[HindustanTimes] Pakistain had on Monday violated ceasefire in Qasba and Kirni sectors in Poonch. This followed cross border shelling on October 20 that left two Indian soldiers and a civilian dead

An Army jawan sustained minor injuries after faceless myrmidons lobbed a grenade at a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
’s Kulgam, reported news agency ANI.

On Tuesday, at least three hard boyz were killed in Pulwama district during a shootout with the security forces, police said. Incriminating material including arms and ammunition was also recovered.

Pakistain had on Monday violated ceasefire in Qasba and Kirni sectors in Poonch. This followed cross border shelling on October 20 that left two Indian soldiers and a civilian dead prompting the Indian Army to launch a retaliatory attack on at least four terror camps and Pak military positions across the LoC.

Six Pak soldiers were killed and heavy terrorist casualties were also inflicted in the artillery attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2019 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent

#1  Test
Posted by: 3dc || 10/24/2019 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Utini!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/24/2019 8:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Dish gaboh gah.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/24/2019 19:06 Comments || Top||


Zakir Musa gang wiped out: Jammu and Kashmir police
Ulululululululululu!
[HindustanTimes] Identified as Hamid Lelhari, the hard boy commander took over reins of the group after the killing of Zakir Musa on May 23, the police said.

Jammu & Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
Police and army troops have killed the chief commander of Ansar Gazwatul Hind, an al-Qaeda affiliate, and two of his associates in a gunbattle in south Kashmir’s Awantipore area, scoring a major success in the fight against militancy, the police said.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent

#1  DGP said he was not in a position to reveal how many bully boyz had managed to enter

Meaning he didn't know. Even so, good for morale.

The Musa gang had shifted over to ISIS from AQIS and were avoiding death for some time. 17 members in all, including their facilitators. Now that the main 6 players and 2 supporters are dead, the remaining shall probably continue to facilitate others. Until they too are found.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/24/2019 5:04 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi defense minister gives US troops 4 weeks to leave Iraq
[NYPOST] US troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are "transiting" and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq’s defense minister said Wednesday.

Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to the News Agency that Dare Not be Named following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who arrived as Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the US may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq, at least temporarily.

Iraq’s military said Tuesday that American troops leaving northeastern Syria don’t have permission to stay in Iraq in a statement that appeared to contradict Esper, who has said all US troops leaving Syria would continue to conduct operations against 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 from Iraq to prevent its resurgence in the region.

He later added that the troops would be there temporarily until they are able to go home, but no time period has been set.

Esper said earlier Wednesday that the US has no plans to leave those troops in Iraq "interminably" and that he plans to talk with Iraqi leaders about the matter.

Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [358 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  If ISIS rebounded and ended up controlling half of Iraq that would be horrible for Iraqis but shouldn't the islamic world provide the troops to defeat ISIS.
Posted by: lord garth || 10/24/2019 5:14 Comments || Top||

#2  It's a real conundrum for a muslim to kill ISIS. At best one can expect them to look on sullenly as the true champions of islam are slaughtered by a non-muslim, or lapsed takfir party. I'll bet many are inwardly praising Allan and clapping for joy at what is happening while projecting a concerned face.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/24/2019 5:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Iraqis only killed them because they were wresting power from their regime and making it a madhouse. A lot of fortunes were at stake I presume.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/24/2019 5:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Why we need to defend our own borders and get Prompt Global Strike up to speed. Get the IC out of the inside the Beltway inside baseball business totally. If FBI can't prove they are going straight on counterintelligence, get them out of it and let DIA do it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/24/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#5  It's a real conundrum for a muslim to kill ISIS. At best one can expect them to look on sullenly as the true champions of islam are slaughtered by a non-muslim, or lapsed takfir party. I'll bet many are inwardly praising Allan and clapping for joy at what is happening while projecting a concerned face.

It's kind of funny you say this. I know someone who's a Muslim by tribal affiliation more than anything else. The guy does not do the halal thing, never goes to mosque, is thoroughly Westernized by all outward appearances. And he's a big fan of action movies. But when I recommended Blackhawk Down, he was negative about it, saying that he wasn't thrilled to see Muslims getting killed by non-Muslims. So this was a thoroughly secular (and American) guy in most ways, brought up in America from infancy, and yet he cringed at the thought of watching a movie in which bad guy Muslims were being swept out of the way by good guy Americans in order to better feed multitudes of Muslim civilians.

This is why I say people who think the Saudi royals are behind Muslim extremists are full of crap. They're basically clinging on to power by their fingertips by giving their population a thin slice of what they want - theocracy-lite. If they are toppled by popular revolution, their successors will be al Qaeda/ISIS/Muslim Brotherhood or whatever random Islamist movement emerges on top after the inevitable post-revolution power struggles are complete.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/24/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Muslims seem to have no compunctions about THEMSELVES killing other Muslims. Most of the victims of terrorism these days seem to be Muslims. Or course, the Muslims being killed aren't the right kind of Muslims- Sunni vs Shi'ite, or one of the other groups that consider anyone less pious than they are as not really Muslim.

They only seem to object when a Westerner kills a Muslim.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/24/2019 15:25 Comments || Top||

#7  Muslims seem to have no compunctions about THEMSELVES killing other Muslims.

That's because it's how power struggles have traditionally been settled, and not just in Islam, but in non-Western countries. Such clashes are on hold around most of the world mainly because of Pax Americana.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/24/2019 15:35 Comments || Top||

#8  giving their population a thin slice of what they want - theocracy-lite.

Sums up the Saudi tiger ride.

Islam is something the whole world has let continue to its own detriment. It's like letting some people carry an infectious disease because they claim a human right to. Now, it's too late.

We should have massacred it out of our cities, compressed them down to a minority huddled in caves and ghettos scrounging for sustenance until they died out or converted. A seemingly 'moderate' muslim also carries the seeds within him/her of being a poisonous facilitator of sheer inhumanity.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/24/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||

#9  We should have massacred it out of our cities

The End of the Medieval Crusades
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2019 17:28 Comments || Top||

#10  Of course. Been tried. Not by the brightest. I meant after 9/11, and the rise of AQs and IS - we just witnessed the buildup of a legal, entrenched jihad and stood aside in political correctness. Today, even the thought seems impossible. To some it sounds like villainy.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/24/2019 17:39 Comments || Top||

#11  Of course. Been tried. Not by the brightest.

The Crusades were mounted at a time of technological parity. As such, the Crusaders were unable to make a dent in the ummah without incurring enormous losses. We are in a period of overwhelming Western technological superiority. What we lack is civilizational confidence.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/24/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

#12  Yes. You are absolutely right.

I believe we wouldn't have lost that confidence were it not for the corrupt churches and modern humanist philosophies that diluted common sense thinking. We lost wisdom in favour of 'theories of efficacy' brought by the Industrial revolutions.

And while the islamics are fast making up for the technology differential, the brutality they never lost.

I expect in the future we shall have to descend to the pit of brutality again with them. How much shall have been lost until that desperate day is the question.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/24/2019 18:04 Comments || Top||

#13  We are in a period of overwhelming Western technological superiority. What we lack is civilizational confidence.

= the definition of decadence.

It's the mark of a self-hating civilization, one that denigrates its greatest men and their achievements, that substitutes a shabby and pallid new religion for the sturdy old truths.
Posted by: Lex || 10/24/2019 18:36 Comments || Top||

#14  = the definition of decadence.

Rome fell as a result of a combo of technological parity with the barbarians on its borders and weakness brought about by repeated bonfires of its resources through endemic civil wars touched off by internal struggles for power. Whereas Western Europe was overrun by the Nazis because they lacked the civilizational confidence to match Germany's build up gun for gun and man for man. Fortunately, the ummah is nothing like Germany in terms of its technological prowess. If they are to overcome the House of War (i.e. non-Muslim countries), it will have to be by mass immigration, aided and abetted by the recipient countries themselves.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 10/24/2019 19:21 Comments || Top||


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Israeli military on high alert over potential Iranian attack from Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Israeli military is preparing itself for a potential attack by the Iranian forces inside Syria, Israeli Army Radio said on Tuesday, as reported by I24 News.

Citing unnamed sources, Israeli Army Radio said the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) were preparing their air defenses for a potential cruise missile attack from the Iranian forces that are currently present inside Syria.

In particular, the report claimed Israel was focusing its defense capabilities on harder to detect, low-flying cruise missiles and dronezaps ‐ unlike high-arcing ballistic missiles that are easier to intercept.

Furthermore, they said this alleged Iranian missile threat is due to Israel’s attacks on their forces inside both Iraq and Syria.

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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has yet to retaliate for the string of attacks launched by the Israeli forces in Iraq’s Salaheddine Governorate and Syria’s Damascus and Deir Ezzor governorates.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
Hezbollah did retaliate against the IDF following an attack on their media center in the southern suburbs of Beirut in September.

Since then, the Israeli military has not been as active inside Syria and Iraq, prompting many to believe the Russian Armed Forces were playing a role in preventing these attacks.

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#1  By all means, rely on the Rus to control their playmates..../sarc
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/24/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Furthermore, they said this alleged Iranian missile threat is due to Israel’s underwhelming attacks on their forces inside both Iraq and Syria.

Sometimes surgery is insufficient and one needs to return and irradiate the tumors.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2019 12:09 Comments || Top||


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String of explosions rock northern Syria
[Rudaw] A string of explosions rocked northern Syria on Wednesday as rival powers compete for control over the Kurdish territory and 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
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
) holy warriors take advantage of instability.
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Turkish troops, Syrian rebels take over Kurdish town
[IsraelTimes] Ottoman Turkish media reports say Ottoman Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels are securing a town in northeastern Syria after Syrian Kurdish fighters pulled out of the area.

The private DHA news agency says the Ottoman Turkish soldiers and Syrian rebels are using heavy machinery to fill in tunnels dug by the Kurdish fighters in Ras al Ayn. They were also disposing of traps or explosives left behind.

The private NTV television, meanwhile, showed a group of Syrian rebels standing on the roof of a building that was reportedly the Syrian Kurdish fighters’ headquarters, unfurling the Ottoman Turkish and Syrian opposition flags.

The move came after the US announced Syrian Kurdish fighters completed their pullout from Ras al Ayn and other areas The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
invaded this month.

Separately, Russia and Turkey agreed on Tuesday to deploy their forces across nearly the entire northeastern Syria border to fill the void left by President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
’s abrupt withdrawal of US forces.
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Massive Syrian Army convoy heads to Al-Raqqa
[ALMASDARNEWS] A massive Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy was spotted heading towards the al-Raqqa Governorate this week as they fulfill their military cooperation agreement with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

According to reports, the Syrian Army convoy was heading towards the strategic city of al-Tabaqa and nearby town of ’Ayn ’Issa.

’Ayn ’Issa is an important town because of the military bases in the area and its location near the Ottoman Turkish Army’s front-lines in the Tal Abyad District.

The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) released a video on Wednesday that showed the Syrian Army convoy heading towards al-Tabaqa and ’Ayn ’Issa.

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Military choppers land for first time at strategic Tabaqa Airport
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Tuesday, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told al-Masdar News that the Russian military had begun deploying its aircraft to the Tabaqa Airport in the al-Raqqa Governorate.

According to the military source, the Russian Air Force was deploying its helicopters to the Tabaqa Airport as part of their northern expansion in the al-Raqqa Governorate.

Furthermore, the source said that the Russian military would be taking over the Tabaqa Airport following the reconstruction of the airfields and barracks that were destroyed during 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....
’s (ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
/ISIS/IS/ISIS) reign over this area in al-Raqqa.

As shown in the video below, military aircraft have already begun landing at the Tabaqa Airport, while reinforcements from both the Russian and Syrian armed forces pour into the area from the neighboring Homs and Aleppo governorates.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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