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Afghanistan
Car bomb destroyed, 2 suicide bombers killed in Balkh airstrike
[KhaamaPress] An Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in norhtern Balkh province destroyed a boom-mobile and killed two jacket wallahs, the Afghan military said.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the security forces conducted the airstrike in at around 2:10 pm on Wednesday in Sheikh Tash Village of Chahar Bolak district.

The statement further added that the airstrike destroyed a Humvee Armored Personnel Carrier packed with explosives and killed two suicide bombers.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that the bully boyz had earlier captured the Humvee and were looking to use it in an attack on an unspecified target.

The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have not commented in this regard so far.
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Terrorist shot dead after opening fire on police officer in Kabul city, parties unknown assassinate Badghis police chief
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed a terrorist who opened fire on an officer of the Afghan National Police in Kabul.

The Kabul Police Headquarters said in a statement the security forces killed the terrorist in the vicinity of 17th police district of Kabul.

The statement further added that the security forces also confiscated two Ak-47 rifles, a vehicle and some other military kits which were in possession of the terrorist.

The anti-government armed holy warriors including Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have not commented in this regard so far.

This comes as Taliban and holy warriors belonging to other groups stepped up assassinations against security personnel and governmental employees in Kabul city and other key cities and provinces of Afghanistan.

Unknown gunmen assassinate the police chief of Badghis in Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] Unknown gunmen assassinated the police chief of Badghis province in Kabul city this afternoon, the interior ministry said.

Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesman for the Ministry of Interior said the gunmen assassinated Sharifullah Chamtoo, the police chief of Badghis at around 12:45 pm local time.

Rahimi further added that the gunmen shot dead Mr. Chamtoo in Ade Ghazni located in the 5th district of the city.

Chamtoo was on vacation and had visited Kabul city when unknown gunmen assassinated him, Rahimi said, adding that the security forces will soon avenge his assassination.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.
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'Key Al-Qaeda Member' Arrested in Helmand Night Raid
[ToloNews] 15 Pak ID cards were found on the arrested man, according to a local official.

A "key al-Qaeda member" has been arrested during a night raid in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, the provincial governor’s media office reported on Thursday.

"The night raid was launched by Afghan forces on Wednesday night in Khanshin district," the statement said, adding that "forces have seized Pak identity cards from the al-Qaeda member." A local official said 15 Pak IDs were found on the detainee.

"Another member of al-Qaeda was also arrested during the operation, and (Afghan) forces discovered weapons," the report said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2019 02:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Nangarhar: jacket wallah kabooms 26 in Jalalabad, 37 Daesh and 6 Talibs surrender


Three NDS Members, Two Civilians Killed in Suicide Attack

[ToloNews] 21 people, including 15 civilians, were wounded in the Nangarhar blast.

At least two civilians—one of whom was a child--and three National Directorate of Security members were killed in a suicide attack on an NDS forces’ convoy in Jalalabad, a spokesman for the provincial governor, Attaullah Khogyani confirmed.

The attack took place at approximately 2 pm in Jalalabad’s PD4 area after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to a convoy of the NDS, Khogyani said.

“The target of the bomber was an NDS group known as the “02 Unit,” and the victims have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment,” according to the spokesperson, who specified that “one child was among the dead, and six other children are among the wounded.”

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Daesh,” Taliban Fighters Surrender to Afghan Troops in Nangarhar

[ToloNews] Local officials claim that two groups of fighters—one “Daesh” and the other Taliban--have surrendered to Afghan government forces in Nangarhar.

18 male and 19 female “Daesh members,” and six members of the Taliban, were among those who surrendered, said Shah Mahmoud Miakhel, the governor of Nangarhar province.

“Six Taliban members surrendered along with 18 (male) Daesh members, most of whom were Afghans. Three of these fighters were foreign nationals. And 19 women were also foreigners. One of the women is from Punjab. There are 35 children with them,” said Miakhel.

Meanwhile, Nazar Ali Wahidi, commander of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) in Nangarhar, said that the surrender comes amid a surge of ground and air operations against the militants.

“Our operations and air raids forced them to evacuate Pachiragam, Tangi Chapar, Tanga Wazir, Tanga Sulaimankhel, Bagh Dara, and Momand,” he said.

Neither the Taliban nor Daesh have commented.

Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2019 02:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Around 100 Taliban militants killed, 88 arrested in Special Forces raids in Baghlan: Sources
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 100 Talibs and arrested 88 others during the operations in northern Baghlan province.

The military sources said Friday the Special Forces conducted the operations in Pul-e Khumri and Dahan-e Ghori districts of Baghlan province.

The sources further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a cache of weapons during the operations.

The Ministry of Defense on Thursday announced that the Afghan forces recaptured Dahan-e Ghori district from Talibs after almost three years.

According to a statement released by Ministry of Defense, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces captured the district late on Wednesday night.

The statement further added that the security forces inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during the operation to capture the district.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the defense ministry did not disclose further information on casualties number of the bully boys.

Baghlan’s Dahna-e-Ghori Retaken By Security Troops: MoD

[ToloNews] Operations in Baghlan will continue, the MoD said.

Dahna-e-Ghori district of northern Baghlan province was cleared of insurgents on Wednesday night, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement on Thursday.

The clearing operation launched a week ago in Dand-e-Shahabuddin, Dand-e-Ghori and Kela Gai areas, the statement said.

“With the continued advance in Baghlan, the security forces have retaken control of Dahna-e-Ghori district, which was in control of the Taliban for more than three years,” the MoD reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2019 02:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [116 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Takhar’s Darqad Cleared of Insurgents
[ToloNews] The district was cleared of Lions of Islam early Friday morning after a nearly two-week operation, MoD said.

Darqad district of northern Takhar province has been cleared of bad boys, the Ministry of Defence announced in a statement on Friday.

The operation was launched on October 14 to retake the district, the statement said, adding that "early today the district was completely cleared of terrorists."

"More than 50 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
were killed and dozens of others were maimed during the operation, and the bodies of the Lions of Islam remained on the ground after the clash," the statement read.

The statement did not provide details about casualties of security forces.
The Taliban have not commented on the operation.
Khaama Press adds:
The security forces maimed dozens more.

The security forces also confiscated some vehicles during the operations, the Ministry of Defense added.

This comes as the Afghan forces have recaptured several districts in the northern and North-eastern parts of the country during the recent weeks and months.
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Afghan official: Taliban attack kills 5, including child
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Afghan official says a suicide kaboom has targeted a convoy carrying officials from the country’s intelligence service, killing five people, including a child, in eastern 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..
province. The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
claimed the attack.

Attaullah Khogyani, the provincial governor’s front man, says three security personnel were among those killed on Friday. He says 17 people were maimed, including six security personnel.

The attack was the latest in near-daily bombings staged by the Taliban, who hold sway over nearly half the country. Nangarhar has become increasingly violent in recent years as both the Taliban and an 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....
affiliate are active there.

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India-Pakistan
Another trucker, his helper shot dead in Kashmir; toll reaches 5
[HindustanTimes] It is the latest in a series of attacks targeting the fruit industry, one of the economic mainstays of the Valley, and non-Kashmiris, following the change in the constitutional status of 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....

Suspected turbans on Thursday rubbed out a truck driver and his associate in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, taking the corpse count of people from outside the state killed by turbans to five in two weeks, the police said.

Another driver, who was injured in the incident, was rushed to a hospital in Srinagar. The truck drivers had gone to ferry apples.

"Terrorists killed two civilians in Shopian and left one injured, who has been shifted to hospital," a police spokesperson said.

It is the latest in a series of attacks targeting the fruit industry, one of the economic mainstays of the Valley, and non-Kashmiris, following the change in the constitutional status of Jammu & Kashmir. The Centre, in August, effectively revoked Article 370 which gave special status to the state, and bifurcated it into two Union territories ‐ J&K and Ladakh.

The police have called these attacks attempts to intimidate the people against resuming normal life in the Valley.

The incident also comes on a day when the Block Development Council polls were held for the first time in the history of the state ahead of its bifurcation on October 31.

Jammu & Kashmir director general of police Dilbagh Singh on Thursday said turbans stopped three trucks with registration numbers from Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab, and shot up the drivers near Chittargam in Shopian. They also torched two of the trucks, causing partial damage.

Security forces rushed to the spot after the attack to cordon off the area.

One of the truck drivers killed by turbans has been identified as Iliyas Khan, a resident of Alwar in Rajasthan, while the identity of his associate is being ascertained. The second driver injured in Thursday’s attack has been identified as Jeevan Singh from Punjab’s Hoshiarpur.

Last week, a fruit trader from Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

was killed and another was critically injured after turbans shot up them at Trenz village in

The same day, on October 16, a brick kiln worker from Chhattisgarh was bumped off by turbans in south Kashmir’s Pulwama. Two holy warriors, including a suspected Pak national, killed a truck driver from Rajasthan and assaulted an orchard owner in Shopian district on October 14.

Fearing violence, the Jammu & Kashmir administration placed restrictions in the Valley after the August 5-6 move to revoke Article 370. Curbs have since been eased in the Valley since, with the state taking out newspaper advertisements asking people not to be afraid of holy warrior threats and resume their businesses even as heavy deployment of security forces continues.

After the attacks, DGP Singh visited Shopian and chaired a high-level meeting, after which an advisory was issued to non-local drivers "not to lift apples from deep inside villages".

According to state officials, eight lakh metric tonnes of fruit has been exported from the Valley in the last three months, to various fruit markets of the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  TheTurnpike Phantom
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 1:18 Comments || Top||

#2  The Fruitseller Fatwa Fiasco.
There's just no stoppin' some men,
tough boys eatin' radish with Tabasco.

Given clear maps, marking known traps,
they still take the shortest route
(and even naps)
and end up in positions malapropos.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/26/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||


Clashes ongoing at multiple locations along with the #LOC NeelumValley
[TWITTER]

Soldier injured in firing by Pakistani troops along LoC in Poonch

[HindustanTimes] A defence spokesperson said that Pak troops opened unprovoked firing in Mendhar sector on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

A soldier of Indian army suffered minor injuries in an incident of ceasefire violation by Pak troops, who opened indiscriminate fire in Mendhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC) 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 Poonch district on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

Defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said, "a soldier suffered minor splinter injuries after Pak troops opened unprovoked fire in Mendhar sector on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday. The soldier has been shifted to a hospital."

There has been heavy shelling by Pak troops along the Line of Control, the de facto border between the two countries, in the past few days.

One woman was killed and four other civilians were maimed in shelling by Pak forces in north Kashmir’s Tangdhar sector on Thursday. Station house officer Tanghdar Waseem Ahmad said that a woman identified as Hameed Fatimah of Hajitera was killed, and four civilians were maimed in the cross-LoC shelling on Thursday.

A civilian and two soldiers were killed in Tangdhar region last Saturday night. Three civilians were also injured in the shelling.
Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Pakistan also has no sense...
Posted by: Ptah || 10/26/2019 16:33 Comments || Top||

#2  "A clap but no clapper, just brass.
Great heat but no light, only gas.
Sans hands to receive it
Or sense to believe it,
Was Pakistan handed its ass?
Class?"
Posted by: Crinenter the Eponymous8647 || 10/26/2019 19:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Alas.
Posted by: Lex || 10/26/2019 19:34 Comments || Top||


Iraq
At least 27 42 people killed as fresh protests engulf Iraq
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least 27 protesters were killed in Iraq on Friday when security forces used tear gas and an Iranian-backed militia opened fire to try to quell renewed demonstrations against corruption and economic hardship, security sources said.

A government intelligence officer and a member of the powerful Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia were killed in a clash with protesters in the southern city of Amara, police sources said.

Nearly 1,800 people were maimed nationally as demonstrators erupted into the streets to vent frustration at political elites they say have failed to improve their lives after years of conflict.

"All we want are four things: jobs; water, electricity, and safety. That’s all we want," said 16-year-old Ali Mohammed who had covered his face with a T-shirt to avoid inhaling tear gas, as chaotic scenes overwhelmed Tahrir Square.

Sirens wailed and tear gas canisters landed in the middle of groups of young protesters wearing Iraqi flags and chanting "with life and blood we defend you Iraq."

The bloodshed is the second major bout of violence this month. A series of festivities two weeks ago between protesters and security forces left 157 people dead and over 6,000 maimed.

The unrest has broken nearly two years of relative stability in Iraq, which lived through foreign occupation, civil war and an ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
insurgency between 2003 and 2017. It is the biggest challenge to security since IS was declared beaten.

On Friday, eight protesters were killed in Baghdad, the Iraqi Human Rights Commission said. At least five of them were protesters struck by tear gas canisters in Baghdad, security sources said.

In the south, at least six protesters died when members of the Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia guarding the group’s local office in Nasiriya city opened fire after protesters tried to set the office on fire, security sources said.

Eight people were killed in Amara city, including six protesters, one AAH member, and one intelligence officer, police sources said. One protester was killed in Samawa.

Interior Ministry front man Khalid al-Muhanna said at least 68 members of the security forces had also been injured.
The Times of Israel adds:
Rallies had resumed on Friday, with a range of actors from Iraq’s highest Shiite authority to the United Nations urging restraint.

They began early and calm on Thursday evening, with protesters exchanging flowers with security forces and the interior minister insisting police would “protect” protesters.

But by Friday evening, demonstrations across the country had descended into violence that left 42 protesters dead — at least half of them as they attacked the headquarters of armed factions or government bodies.

Thousands massed Friday outside Baghdad’s Green Zone, which hosts government offices and foreign embassies, but security forces used a volley of tear gas to push them back.

Iraq’s mostly-Kurdish north and Sunni west have stayed silent.

In response to protests, authorities have shut roads and imposed curfews and an internet blackout, which has been mostly lifted although social media remains blocked.

Parliament is scheduled to meet on Saturday to discuss the protests further.

Related: Rudaw liveblogged the day’s events here. As of midnight local time there were 42 dead and over 2,000 injured, mostly from gunshots, tear gas, and rubber bullets. Twenty-seven buildings containing political party and government offices have been torched, including that of the powerful Badr organization, across Diwaniya, Maysan, Wasit, Dhi Qar, Basra, and Babylon. As of 9:00 p.m. curfews were announced in five provinces: Wasit, Muthana, Dhi Qar, Basra, and Babylon.
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Protesters set fire to offices belonging to a Shia political party and a militia group in Iraq’s southern Muthanna province
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas arrests dozens of activists in bid to deter Leb-style protests in Gaza
[Ynet] With eye on anti-government demonstrations in Leb and as calls for rally spread on social media, police units in Strip have focused round-ups on people affiliated with left-wing and centrist political factions, including PFLP and Fatah.

Over the last few days, Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, police units have arrested dozens of Paleostinian activists 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 to prevent protest attempts in the wake of the ongoing anti-government demonstrations in Leb.
"You can protest, but only against The Juice!"
The activists arrested are affiliated with left and center political factions in Gaza, among them the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Paleostine
... a breakaway faction of the Pöpular Frönt för the Liberation of Paleostine. The are regarded as the most intellectual of Paleostinian fedayeen groups, smoking cheap cigarettes and drawing heavily on Marxist-Leninist theory to explain their crappy lives. They can occasionally be seen strutting through the streets of Paleostine, dressed up like soldiers and lugging firearms, though they seldom manage to hit anything and then usually by accident. This may be because of their habit of wearing black masks that cut off most of their vision. That would also explain their habit of occasionally walking into walls, which is a well-known attribute of those immersed in true understanding of the dialectic...
and Fatah.

Calls for a protest on Thursday evening were voiced for the last few days on social media, promoted with the tagline "enough, we are tired!"

The focus of the protest organizers ‐ whose identity is still unknown ‐ was to promote a similar civil protest to the one that occurred in Gaza in March. That protest, focusing on the social and economic strife endured by Gazook citizens, was brutally put down by Hamas.

Paleostinian sources told Ynet that a feeling of fear hangs over the Gaza Strip due to the arrests, and it was very clear that people are afraid to take to the streets.

These sources also pointed out that the organizers made sure to distance themselves from the Hamas regime and tried to give the protest a civil and apolitical tone.

Nonetheless, it is appeared that some attempts to promote the protest on social media were done by sources belonging to the Paleostinian Authority in Ramallah, possibly intelligence officials.

This week, the Lebanese government approved a series of reforms intended to calm the rage in the streets.

"This is an economic revolution", said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri
...Second son of Rafik Hariri, the Leb PM who was assassinated in 2005. He has was prime minister in his own right from 2009 through early 2011. He was born in Riyadh to an Iraqi mother and graduated from Georgetown University. He managed his father's business interests in Riyadh until his father's assassination. When his father died he inherited a fortune of some $4.1 billion, which won't do him much good if Hizbullah has him bumped off, too....
, adding that no government in the history of Leb has ever implemented such wide scale reforms.

In the last few months, there has been a relative quiet along the Gaza-Israel border, mainly due to actions taken by Israel to ease conditions for Gazook civilians.
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Several thousand Palestinians protest on Gaza border; 16 injured in riots
[IsraelTimes] Weekly protests come despite visit by Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
i envoy to distribute another round of cash payments to 100,000 families in enclave.


Several thousand Paleostinians demonstrated Friday along 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 border with several hundred rioting and throwing rocks and bombs at IDF soldiers.

The soldiers responded with tear gas and occasional live fire.

The Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede,-run Gaza health ministry said 16 people had been maimed, including six from live fire.

There were no reports of Israeli injuries.

Since March 2018, Paleostinians have been holding weekly "March of Return" protests on the border, which Israel has accused Gaza’s Hamas rulers of using to carry out attacks on troops and attempt to breach the security fence. Hamas, an Islamist terror group, seeks to destroy Israel.

Friday’s march came after a Qatari envoy reportedly arrived in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday-Friday to distribute another round of cash payments to 100,000 Paleostinian families in the enclave.

It is the latest in a succession of financial aid delivered by Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi meant to cover fuel for electricity, salaries and assistance for needy families in the Strip from Qatar, which has budgeted some $330 million for the program launched last year.

The individual $100 stipends will be handed out on Friday, reports said.

Qatar announced on May 6 that it would send $480 million to the West Bank and Gaza to "aid the brotherly Paleostinian people in obtaining its basic needs." PA officials later said that Doha would deliver $300 million, primarily in loans, to Ramallah’s accounts and $180 million to Gaza.

In recent months, Israel has quietly provided some relief as part of an unofficial, Egyptian-brokered truce with Hamas, in exchange for reduced rocket fire from the territory and the scaling back of weekly protests along the border. It has allowed Qatar to deliver millions of dollars in cash to allow Hamas to pay its civil servants and has allowed the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
to step up aid efforts.

Israel has also expanded a program in which it had long provided hundreds of permits to business owners to travel to Israel and the West Bank for commerce. Paleostinian officials say it is now providing some 5,000 so-called merchant permits and awarding them to Paleostinians working as laborers in construction, agriculture and manufacturing.

Earlier this week, a Paleostinian Authority official said Israel has promised to allow a shipment of tires into the Gaza Strip, but an Israeli security source flatly denied the claim, calling it a "lie."
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Kurdish force makes appeal after female fighter captured alive by Turkey-backed militia
[Rudaw] The Kurdish women’s gang in northern Syria issued an urgent plea for international help to save one of their fighters who was maimed and captured alive by Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian militias that have been accused of committing war crimes.

"On October 21 at 21:00, the gangs of the Ottoman Turkish invading state attacked the village of Mishrafa in Ain al-Issa leading to a fight between our forces and the gangs. Cicek Kobane was injured in her leg and fell captive to the gangs of [Ottoman Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan," read a statement from the YPJ, the all-women branch of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in northeast Syria.

Video published on Telegram channels linked to the Syrian militias show a krazed killer carrying the captured Kurdish fighter. The bully boyz call her "pig" and say she will be taken to "slaughter."

The YPJ called on the international community to "urgently intervene" to save Cicek Kobane.

"We call on all the women of the world and international human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
organizations to speak up against this brutality of Ottoman Turkish-backed gangs," said the force.

The video was made public at least 24 hours ago. The fate of Cicek Kobane remains unknown.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
and its Syrian proxies launched Operation Peace Spring against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on October 9. The operation has been condemned by officials and leaders around the world.

A US-brokered deal on October 17 brought in a five-day pause in operations and Moscow and Ankara subsequently reached an agreement to take control over the border.

The Kurdish forces accused Turkey of violating the ceasefire. The YPJ said that Kobane was captured after the cessation of hostilities was supposed to be in force.

There is evidence of the Syrian militias desecrating the body of another female Kurdish fighter and killing a senior female politician and human rights advocate.

American officials have said these incidents could be war crimes.

There are growing calls for an internally-controlled zone along the border between Turkey and northern Syria. Germany, which presented such a proposal to NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
defence ministers this week, is ready to commit 2,500 soldiers, Spiegel reported on Friday. Germany would lead the mission and is calling Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an allies to join what would be an international force.

The European Parliament this week called for 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...
to take the lead in establishing a safe corridor.
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Pentagon chief: US troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields
[IsraelTimes] Pentagon chief Mark Esper said Friday that the United States will leave more American troops and armored vehicles in eastern Syria to help prevent 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....
bandidos turbans from gaining access to oil fields controlled by US-allied Syrian Kurds. That deployment will likely include tanks, a US official said.

The defense secretary confirmed that the US will send in an armored force to the region, but he did not provide details or the number of troops.

His comments at a news conference at NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
headquarters in Brussels reflected one more change in what has been a rapidly shifting US stance on American forces in Syria.

Just last week, President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
insisted that all 1,000 American forces in Syria would leave the war-torn country. Then he acknowledged that a couple hundred would stay at the al Tanf garrison in the south.

The US official who send the deployment probably would include tanks offered no more details. This official was not authorized to discuss internal discussions about military planning and spoke on condition of anonymity.

He said the US wants to ensure that Islamic State bandidos turbans do not get access to the oil, which could give the krazed killer group to obtain resources to rebuild.
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#1  This makes sense. Stolen oil is where ISIS gets its funding and stolen oil props up the muzzist gummint in Turkey. Strangle em both.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  And, US Army gets to play to its strengths.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 0:42 Comments || Top||

#3  As long as the oil field force has U.S. air support, everything will go as planned.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2019 2:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Deters the Russians from trying to seize the oil fields again.
Posted by: Pancho Flerens6518 || 10/26/2019 2:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Yes, CHVK Wagner Group, a Russian private military company (PMC) experienced a very rude awakening near a Syrian oil field back in Feb of 2018.

The Russian doesn't have much, but he has a pretty good memory.

Newsweekarticle found here.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2019 2:21 Comments || Top||

#6  Because God forbid there is some oil supply in the world that is not controlled by the globalists. Jesus Christ. It's like a parody of what the antiwar protesters said about the Iraq war, only this is for real.

"Let us put Americans to death in a meaningless war to save the precious oil!" We're really in clown world.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/26/2019 3:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Ref #6: Please consider comment #1 in some depth and get back to us later in the day with your follow-up assessment.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/26/2019 3:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Being Herb means never having to think deeper than a slogan
Posted by: Frank G || 10/26/2019 7:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Being Herb means never having to think deeper than a slogan

A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices, that can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals, or other imitable irritable phenomena with a mimicked theme.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#10  When you actually think things through, you discover some situations are messy. As HL Mencken said, "Every problem has a simple, easy to understand wrong solution."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 8:22 Comments || Top||

#11  It's like a bad parody of what the Left thinks the US government does. "We must seize the oilfields" I used to make fun of them for that shit. But now here it is.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/26/2019 8:45 Comments || Top||

#12  Let ISIS have the oil. Let Turkey buy it cheap to prop up their failed muzzist economy. It's like legalizing fentanyl because dead kids are preferable to a prison state. Does that about cover it, Herb?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#13  I don't want endless, needless war at all. But our neighborhoods look like hell if we don't cut the grass. Capice?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 9:03 Comments || Top||

#14  our neighborhoods look like hell if we don't cut the grass

Desert landscaping is both eco-friendly and maintenance lite...
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2019 10:05 Comments || Top||

#15  I'm sure turning it into a nice sheet of glowing radioactive glass would be entertaining.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/26/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#16  I'm sure turning it into a nice sheet of glowing radioactive glass would be entertaining.

Entertaining, oh yes. But the only way they learn is if you give em that 7th century they want. No water, electricity or modern medications. They can send a guy on a camel when they tire of it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 10:33 Comments || Top||

#17  Syria isn't "our neighborhood". American national and strategic interests in Syria are utterly nonexistent.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/26/2019 13:45 Comments || Top||

#18  "I don't give a rat's patoot that somebody shot Archduke Ferdinand (who?) in a country nobody ever heard of. If it didn't happen in my neighborhood, I don't care."
Posted by: SteveS || 10/26/2019 13:57 Comments || Top||

#19  Yes, it doesn't even have to be a successful hit. We went to Iraq because Saddam allegedly tried to whack Poppy. I suspect the CIA did the alleging.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 16:06 Comments || Top||

#20  John Brennan did the alleging you mean. He was in charge of ME Ops back in 2002-2003. Funny how he screwed up so bad and still found his way into the Directors Chair.
Posted by: Charles || 10/26/2019 17:16 Comments || Top||

#21  No
They killed Baghdadi!
Posted by: 3dc || 10/26/2019 23:41 Comments || Top||


People stormed Lebanese Ministery of Telecommunication shouting ‘Revolution Revolution..’
[TWITTER]

Riot police are separating Hezbollah supporters and protesters in central Beirut
[TWITTER]
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#1  John Lennon's least favorite Beatles album: Revolver
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/26/2019 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  So they had to take down the signal flags?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/26/2019 17:52 Comments || Top||


300 Russian police arrive in Syria for border patrols: Moscow
[DAWN] Some 300 Russian military police have arrived in Syria to patrol the flashpoint Syrian-Ottoman Turkish frontier, the Russian defence ministry said on Friday.

The military police, who arrived from the Russian region of Chechnya, will work to ensure the safety of the population and help Kurdish forces withdraw to a line 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the border, Moscow said.

More than 20 armoured vehicles were also sent to Syria to help carry out the tasks, the defence ministry said in a statement.

This week Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
signed a deal that will see Russian military police and Syrian border guards "facilitate the removal" of Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) from within 30 kilometres of the border.

The Turkey-Russia agreement was reached after marathon talks between President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
and President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
in the Black Sea resort of Sochi on Tuesday.

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Protests continue in Nabatieh despite Nasrallah’s support for government
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] On Friday, Hezbollah’s leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
made a speech in which he asked his supporters to refrain from protesting.

"You want to protest, you need money. How is this protest being funded? Please explain to us how? You ask for transparency, then give it to us. Are you getting paid by certain embassies?" said Nasrallah.

Despite his call, hundreds in the town of Nabatieh, a Shia town considered a stronghold for the Iranian-backed organization and its allies, have taken to the streets on the ninth day of nationwide protesters to express their disdain for his words.

In Nabatieh, protesters erupted into the streets and continued to chant the slogan "kullun yaani kullun," or all of them means all of them, in reference to the entire political class.

A 60-year old-mother, who refused to give her name out of fear of reprisal, lamented: "He should be standing with us. I don’t understand this. We have supported him through everything, we have given our blood to him. He is standing with the corrupt."

"My son has two kids he can barely feed. Get off your lousy seats already! We are with you against Israel but we are against you in this revolution," she added. Hezbollah had gained popularity among some Lebanese for fighting against Israel in the 2006 war, but has since been criticized for protecting the status quo in Leb and fighting in Syria.

Another protester, a 27-year-old man who also chose to remain anonymous, said "what a shame. I am shocked and appalled. He should have been apologizing to us, his thugs beat us. How does he expect us to stand idle and continue to support him?"

Posted by: Fred || 10/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



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