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Massacre reported in Irapuato, Mexico — 24 people dead
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Good morning
Connecticut GOP Calls on ‘Democratic Party' to Change Name: ‘Years of Racial Oppression'
Thursday July 2nd, 2020

Man armed with a bazooka and gunmen with assault rifles turn up to protect protesters in Missouri angry over cop hitting man, 20, with unmarked car because he was mistaken for a suspect
Provo Police Arrest Black Lives Matter Agitator Who Allegedly Shot SUV Driver
Crips gang stops Antifa/BLM looters from looting and kicks them out of Long Beach
Trump sparks global outrage after cornering the world's supply of Gilead's remdesivir
Pakistan allegedly deploys 20,000 soldiers to border amid Indian-Chinese tensions
Saudi-backed forces suffer heavy losses amid major defeat in western Yemen
4 Toledo City Council members
arrested amid 'pay-to-play' bribery probe

Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nice gams.
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 0:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Is it just me or have mouths gotten bigger in the past 90 years?

c.f. Julia Roberts?
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/02/2020 5:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Improved dentistry made wide smiles more probable.
Posted by: Dopey Thaiter8666 || 07/02/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#4  also the "bee stung" lips were a thing back then
Posted by: Warthog || 07/02/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  also the "bee stung" lips were a thing back then

Now it's a contest to see if there is more collagen injected into the lips or the ass, making the "back then" style all the more appealing to all but the most confused males nowadays.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/02/2020 9:47 Comments || Top||

#6  YES
Posted by: ranture || 07/02/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Protester calls cop 'black Judas', says he 'should know better' outside NYPD headquarters as the city council voted to scrap $1billion from the their budget
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Footage on social media shows the protester screaming 'traitor' at the black officer Tuesday night

  • Moments earlier the protester was seen dancing provocatively
    ...at one point toplessly, as well...
    in front of cops outside One Police Plaza

  • The altercation came hours before the City Council voted to scrap $1billion from the NYPD's budget

  • This followed weeks of protests calling for the force to be defunded in the wake of George Floyd's death

  • Hundreds of protesters remain in City Hall Park, which they have started calling 'Abolition Park'

  • They are demanding the NYPD be entirely defunded or lose more of its $6billion budget

  • NYC Mayor Comrade Bill de Blasio
    ...cryptocommie mayor of New York and for some reason a Dem candidate for president in 2020. Corrupt and incompetent, his qualifications for office seem to consist of being married to a black woman, with whom he honeymooned in Cuba. He has a preppy-looking son named Dante, whose Divine Comedy involved getting his back hair up when a police car drove past him slowly. New Yorkers voted for him, so they deserve him...
    has said that Black Lives Matter will be painted outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 07:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Cincinnati native The Naked Cowboy was driven away by the crowd after telling the police he supported them, according to the article.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 18:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Yikes !!!! Run like hell...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 07/02/2020 23:49 Comments || Top||

Florida cop is relieved from duty for PUNCHING black woman at Miami Airport when she shouted 'you're acting like you're white, but you're really black'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 07:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  'you're acting like you're white, but you're really black'

And black men take no lip for no bitches?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Racism to the nth degree.
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#3  When you know you're going to be cashiered for it, might as well make it a good haymaker.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/02/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#4  The "bolo"!
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  I thought the fellow showed remarkable restraint.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  Now, if he had been a street hoodlum an she had been an elderly white woman...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/02/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Look at her picture. Wouldn't you want to punch the ugly out that face?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 07/02/2020 13:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Funny when what you say has consequences, unlike on the internet.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/02/2020 15:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Some people learn by books. Others by getting punched in the face.
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/02/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Joe Biden also says "He ain't black".
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/02/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#11  How about a commendation for the officer for showing restraint in a difficult situation?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/02/2020 16:46 Comments || Top||

#12  It’s very clear to me that she assaulted the officers fist with her face. Charge her. 🤣
Posted by: Phineter Turkeyneck6202 || 07/02/2020 19:22 Comments || Top||

3 Taliban leaders among 5 killed, wounded in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The security forces inflicted casualties on five Talibs including three local leaders of the group in northern Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Talibs attacked the security posts of the Afghan forces in Ozlik Village of Qaisar district.

The statement further added that the security forces killed two local leaders of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
during the clash, including Qari Abdullah and Mullah Abid.

The security forces also wouded three other Talibs including Mawlavi Ismail, one of the local leaders of the group, the statement added.

...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels...
another Taliban bully boy was killed while he was planting an improvised bomb in Garziwan district of Faryab, the 209th Shaheen Corps said.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the two incidents so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 03:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Two Explosions in Mazar-e-Sharif, One Civilian Killed
[ToloNews] An Afghan civilian was killed after an IED explosion occurred in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of the northern province of Balkh, according to the police officials in the city.

Ten others, including five civilians and five security force members, were maimed in the earth-shattering kaboom in PD3 of the city.

According to Adel Shah Adel, a front man for the Balkh police force, the deputy inspector of PD3 cop shoppe, Ghulam Ali, has been maimed.

Balkh police also said that there was a second explosion a few moments after the first which maimed 5 security personnel and five civilians.

Balkh's health department meanwhile said that one dead body and ten maimed people have been transferred to the hospital and three are at death's door.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 03:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

1 Civilian Killed, 10 Wounded in Herat Clashes
[ToloNews] One civilian was killed and at least eight security force members and two civilians were maimed during festivities between the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and security forces in western 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...
province on Tuesday night, local officials said on Wednesday.

The festivities took place in the Pashtun Zarghun district of the province while security forces were supplying equipment to the troops, said a security source.

The Taliban have not yet commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 03:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Egypt's Court of Cassation upholds death penalty for 3 defendants in Ansar Al-Sharia case
[AlAhram] Egypt’s Court of Cassation upheld on Wednesday death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
s against three defendants convicted on terrorism-related charges in the 2014 case known in the media as the Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libya and Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...

The court also upheld life imprisonment sentences for four others, and 10-year prison terms for three defendants.

The final verdict comes nearly two years after a criminal court handed down death sentences to three defendants, and life imprisonment and 15-year prison terms to four and seven others, respectively.

In 2014, the defendants were charged with establishing and running the Ansar al-Sharia terrorist group, attacking police and army personnel and institutions, as well as targeting government facilities and Christians and their places of worship.

The prosecution charged that between August 2013 and May 2014 in Beni Suef, Sharqiya and Giza, the defendants managed a terrorist organization and received funds to carry out hostile operations against the state and citizens.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 03:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

Egypt's top appeals court jails policeman for seven years for killing activist in 2015
[AlAhram] Egypt's top appeals court issued on Wednesday a final seven-year prison sentence against a police officer who killed an activist during a 2015 demonstration.

Shaimaa El-Sabbagh, a 32-year-old mother who belonged to the Socialist Popular Alliance Party, was rubbed out by an officer who fired birdshot to disperse a protest in downtown Cairo on the fourth anniversary of the 25 January Revolution.

First lieutenant Yassin was initially sentenced to 15 years in prison in June 2015 for "an action that led to the death" of El-Sabbagh. The ruling was later overturned by the Court of Cassation, which ordered a retrial in February 2016.

Hatem was then sentenced to 10 years in prison by a criminal court in June 2017. On Wednesday, however, the Court of Cassation reduced the sentence to seven years. This sentence is final and cannot be appealed

Prosecutors argued that Hatem had acted with the intention of harming demonstrators by loading his shotgun with birdshot, showing a disregard for the lives of others.

The officer fired birdshot at demonstrators from a distance of eight metres, which immediately killed El-Sabbagh.

The killing of El-Sabbagh, who was protesting peacefully, sparked public outcry at the time, prompting President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to vow to bring her killer to justice.

Egypt banned unsanctioned protests in 2013 amid unrest that followed the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 03:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

LNA airstrike targeted a GNA militia convey 65Km north of Ash Shwayrif
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

GNA has attacked its own counter-terrorist forces and arrested all the units
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Them fellers take their Calvinball pretty serious over there.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/02/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Early Snark O' The Day lead
Posted by: Frank G || 07/02/2020 13:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Following Germany's lead?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

Libyan Army deploys ballistic missiles to defend Sirte from Turkish-backed forces
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Saudi-backed forces suffer heavy losses amid major defeat in western Yemen
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Caribbean-Latin America
Massacre reported in Irapuato, Mexico — 24 people dead
The Jerusalem Post reports in English:
Twenty-four people have been killed in an armed attack on a drugs rehabilitation facility in the central Mexican city of Irapuato, according to media reports on Wednesday which were confirmed by a Mexican federal official.

Mexican news network Milenio said seven people were also injured in the shooting at the facility in Guanajuato state, the second such attack to take place in Irapuato in the past month.

On June 6, 10 men were killed when button men opened fire in a rehabilitation center for addicts in Irapuato. It was not immediately clear if the same facility was hit both times.

Guanajuato, a major carmaking hub, has become one of the principal flashpoints of surging gang violence which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has promised to quell.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6583 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  "Massacre Reported in Irapuato Chicago...."
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  an armed attack on a drugs rehabilitation facility

Unacceptable in Tenochtitlan to kick the habit.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/02/2020 5:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Rehab facilities stateside have been a focal point for drug distribution. Typically, one condition for people who have been involved in crimes committed while drugged-up to receive relatively light sentences is for them to quit drugs, typically at a rehab center. Problem is rehab centers are a great place to peddle drugs through corrupt staff members who will both sell drugs to patients and certify that someone who has gone through the program is clean. So this is possibly a turf war.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 07/02/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm indifferent to whether narcotic drugs are legal or illegal. If legal, they should be legal all the way. If illegal, ditto, meaning that an arrest for possession should lead to an expedited trial and appeals process that ends up either in execution or acquittal within low single digit years. What Mexico has is the worst of both worlds.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 07/02/2020 7:29 Comments || Top||

#5  When has anything down there been worth a damn ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/02/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

#7  worse case of COVID-19 mass death I've ever seen
Posted by: Warthog || 07/02/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Police use crowd control to disperse the violent antifa mob in north Portland
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Crowd control?

The Browning M-2 "Ma Deuce" .50-cal machine gun is one bad mother ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 4:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Megaphones and rubber bullets ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/02/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  In my day crowd control was made of hickory and best delivered forcefully to the patella or collarbone. The degree of effort could be moderated based on how annoying the little shit had been.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/02/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems the controlled crowd was the police moving in mob formation.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Perfect opportunity for the manure cannon
Posted by: Warthog || 07/02/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

Bulldozers move in and crush Seattle's CHOP camp while police reclaim their vandalized precinct and arrest at least 31 people - as Republicans led by Mitch McConnell say 'it's several deaths too late' after two black men were shot dead in area
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The clean up operation began at Seattle's Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP) zone on Wednesday

  • It came after officers in riot gear issued a dispersal order at 5am and used bicycles to herd the protesters

  • Eyewitness Omari Salisbury said: 'The Seattle Police Department basically reclaimed the precinct in less than 30 minutes, five feet at a time with the bicycle officers out in front.'

  • Pictures show trash and debris being collected by city workers with tents and protest signs taken down

  • Mitch McConnell said the move to shut down the zone 'is several deaths too late' after two black men were shot dead

  • Mayor Jenny Durkan said there has been a 525% spike in violent crimes, including rape and assault, in the area

  • People had occupied several blocks around a park and the Seattle Police Department's East Precinct

  • Police had abandoned the building June 8th, following clashes with those calling for an end to police brutality

  • Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best said: 'The CHOP has become lawless and brutal'

  • Police found 'recovered improvised spike strips—designed to puncture vehicle tires—in the area of the CHOP'

  • The 31 arrests were for failure to disperse, obstruction, assault, and unlawful weapon possession

Durkan orders CHOP/CHAZ/CHEAP/WHATEVER shut down
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Stop calling embarrassed communists "anarchists".
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/02/2020 5:30 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Marx doesn't want them.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 5:33 Comments || Top||

#3  'led by Mitch McConnell'

Once every blue moon!
Posted by: Raj || 07/02/2020 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Marx may not want them, but he sure as Hell spawned them.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/02/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  ^The type existed long before Marx - look up dominance hierarchies in rats.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#7  The chop eradication effort may, in part, be due to the 2 (at least) lawsuits brought against the mayorette and the city by residents and businesses impacted by the protest clowns and seattle's non-attempt to stop them.
Cya at work here.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/02/2020 9:21 Comments || Top||

#8  I'd love to see these 'revolutionaries' also fined for littering.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/02/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#9  With any luck there will be some pictures of truly epic piles of used needles.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/02/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Any sighting of Saint Pancake?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/02/2020 17:21 Comments || Top||

#11  Somebody shot out the window
Posted by: Frank G || 07/02/2020 18:35 Comments || Top||

#12  My favourite comment:

Notice how less than 24 hours after they showed up outside HER doorstep this happened? But I'm sure that's just a coincidence....
Posted by: gorb || 07/02/2020 18:57 Comments || Top||

Florida sheriff says he will deputize every 'lawful gun owner' in his county to help confront 'lawlessness' from violent protests that his deputies can't handle alone
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Clay County Sheriff Darry Daniels recorded a video vowing to deputize lawful gun owners to work with his deputies if they need help with violent protests

  • Daniels posted the video on Facebook Tuesday standing with 18 of his officers

  • The sheriff, who is up for re-election, was accused by his political rivals of using the video as a publicity stunt

  • His department has seen a 'very slight increase' in threats from outsiders who've indicated they had wanted to demonstrate or cause destruction

  • Graffiti that appeared linked to Black Lives Matter on a wall near a church was recently painted over by officers
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Sounds like a well regulated militia to me....
Posted by: Warthog || 07/02/2020 9:36 Comments || Top||

#2  The rise of the Florida Men is coming...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/02/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#4  shooting peaceful protesters with rubber bullets including one woman who suffered a fractured skull

I wish we had rubber bullets like this in Intifada I.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

Crips gang stops Antifa/BLM looters from looting and kicks them out of Long Beach
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  The Crips should have also ripped the masks off the antifa and take a picture of their face for future reference.

Never thought I'll see the day when the Crips would be the good guys.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/02/2020 3:42 Comments || Top||

#2  It's warring thug factions just like in Somalia.
Posted by: Maggie Poodle6767 || 07/02/2020 4:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Beginnings of Feudalism?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 4:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Beginnings?!?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/02/2020 4:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Please, kick out all of the homeless aho's (the drug addicts) around here too!
Posted by: boomerc || 07/02/2020 5:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Crops certainly are better organized.
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#7  ..and better armed and they know how to fight. I feel like sporting some blue bandanas all of a sudden.
Posted by: Raj || 07/02/2020 7:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Now do the Democrats.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/02/2020 7:19 Comments || Top||

#9  They're not on our side, they're a competing street gang.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/02/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#10  ..recalling a line from the 50's, but he's our dictator.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/02/2020 8:35 Comments || Top||

#11  The gang probably knows the BLM/Antifa brand of chaos is bad for business. They are not in the chaos business. They are in the money business.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/02/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#12  "The enemy of my enemy..."
Posted by: Matt || 07/02/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#13  Similar to the war between cartels in Mexico after the police have been neutered. Maxine Waters district is crips turf.
Posted by: Crins Throlusing3119 || 07/02/2020 18:13 Comments || Top||

Provo Police Arrest Black Lives Matter Agitator Who Allegedly Shot SUV Driver
[AMGREATNESS] A 33-year-old Black Lives Matter supporter was arrested Tuesday night in connection with the shooting of an SUV driver during a riot in downtown Provo.

Jesse Taggart, of Salt Lake City, "was booked into the Utah County Jail and held on charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, rioting, threatening the use of a weapon during a fight or quarrel, criminal mischief, and firing a weapon near a highway, according to Provo Police.

As American Greatness reported on Tuesday, video footage of the altercation on Monday showed someone shooting into a white SUV while it was being mobbed by violent agitators.

The driver reportedly suffered a gunshot wound, but the injury was not life-threatening.

In addition to Taggart, police also arrested 27-year-old Samantha Darling, of Ogden, "on charges of obstruction of justice and rioting."
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Man armed with a bazooka and gunmen with assault rifles turn up to protect protesters in Missouri angry over cop hitting man, 20, with unmarked car because he was mistaken for a suspect
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Heavily armed men marched alongside demonstrators in Florissant, Missouri

  • The gunmen called themselves the People's Protection Group
    ...clearly not the insurance group — and it sounds awfully Communist. Any connection to the Redneck Revolt/John Brown Gun Club that calls itself Antifa’s militia wing and reportedly has about 40 chapters nationwide?
    on Tuesday

  • Some raised fists in solidarity with protesters as others spoke to police officers
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

France pulls out of NATO Med operation over Turkey tensions
[IsraelTimes] La Belle France is pulling out of a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
Mediterranean maritime security operation until it gets a response to its concerns over the behavior of fellow member The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, according to a French defense official.

"We have decided to temporarily withdraw our assets from the operation Sea Guardian" until La Belle France’s concerns are addressed, the official, who asked not to be named, tells news hounds.

The decision follows an escalation in tensions with Turkey over the Libya conflict.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Will anybody notice?
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  France having a sane moment ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/02/2020 1:28 Comments || Top||

#3  France surrenders again.
Posted by: Maggie Poodle6767 || 07/02/2020 4:14 Comments || Top||

#4  What ever will we do without the DeGaulle?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/02/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Permanent member of the UN Security Council. Forever a joke.
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 6:59 Comments || Top||

Protester injured in Babel province as security troops fire live ammunition
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Fellow seems to be getting along well enough.
Non-lethal round?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Only good for one Allahu akbar? Must be just a grunt.
Posted by: jpal || 07/02/2020 14:08 Comments || Top||

TahrirSquare protests continue their demonstrations against the political process, militias
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Israeli journalist in Lebanon accused of recruiting for Hezbollah
[IsraelTimes] Security service says Beirut Hamoud and her Lebanese husband tried to enlist two residents of her hometown of Majd al-Krum as operatives for the Iran-backed terror group.

The Shin Bet security service on Tuesday accused an Arab Israeli woman living in Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
of working to recruit Israeli citizens as operatives for the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group.

According to the Shin Bet, Beirut Hamoud sought to enlist two female residents of her hometown of Majd al-Krum, an Arab town in the Galilee. The women, whose names weren’t published, were arrested on May 2 and were granted conditional release after they were interrogated.

Hamoud was questioned by Israeli security forces in 2013 over suspicions she had contacted Hezbollah operatives and met with them at one conference in Morocco in 2008 and another in Tunisia in 2012, after which the Shin Bet said she left Israel for Lebanon. There, she married Bilal Bizri and now works as a journalist at the Hezbollah-linked al-Akhbar neswspaper.

"Alongside her work as a journalist in Lebanon, Beirut Hamoud and her husband Bilal are run by the terror organization Hezbollah to locate and recruit Israeli citizens for operations for Hezbollah," a statement from the Shin Bet said.

The security agency said Hamoud contacted the two Majd al-Krum residents and met them in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
in December, after which the Shin Bet questioned them on suspicion that Hamoud and Bizri had tried to recruit them to Hezbollah.

"During the investigation the contact between the two and Beirut was confirmed, as well as information about the meeting in Turkey and the way in which Hezbollah worked through Beirut and her husband to enlist additional Israelis for Hezbollah operations," the Shin Bet said.

According to the security service, one of its agents called Bizri to warn him that Israel was on to them and to cease their efforts to recruit Israelis citizens for Hezbollah. A portion of the undated phone call was released by the Shin Bet.

"Send greetings to your commander in Hezbollah... in the near future there will be a few surprises for him from us," the agent said during the call.

At the end of the phone call, Bizri said, "I’m not in Hezbollah or anything like it." The quote was not included in the Hebrew subtitles of the recording sent out by the security service.

The Shin Bet didn’t specify for what type of operations they suspected Hamoud had tried to recruit the women. But it stressed "the great severity" with which it viewed "exploiting Israeli citizenship" to help the activities of terror groups.

Responding to the accusations, Hamoud said the two Majd al-Krum residents were childhood friends of hers and accused the Shin Bet of investigating her because she married a Lebanese national.

"In 2013 they tailed me for two and a half months and interrogated me. They found nothing, because there wasn’t anything to find, nothing but the illusions in their heads," she wrote on Facebook.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 01:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

Iran's Natanz nuclear facility damaged in 'incident'
[Jpost] An 'incident' damaged an under-construction building near the Natanz nuclear site in the Isfahan province in central Iran, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported Thursday morning.

No damage has been made to the reactor itself, the Islamic Theocratic Republic's nuclear front man reported, according to AP.

No casualties have been officially reported as of this report. The incident is currently under investigation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 03:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Does Haliburton have a Hebrew-speaking division? Inquiring minds want to know.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/02/2020 5:11 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Neh. We just pray real hard.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 5:32 Comments || Top||

#3  "According to other Iranian sources, the explosion occurred at the nuclear facility. This was the third mysterious explosion in Iran in a week."
Posted by: b || 07/02/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Analysts: Fire at Iran nuke site hit new centrifuge facility
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

#6  "Ali, go check out the 'tank explosion' damage. Take this dosimeter"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/02/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

Southern Idlib witnesses heavy clashes between Syrian Army and jihadist forces
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Turkish forces, militants attack Syrian Army troops in northeast Syria
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Syrian Army seizes foreign-supplied weapons in northern Aleppo
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Aren't all the weapons over there foreign supplied? Do they have a domestic industrial base anymore?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/02/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

Iran passes death sentence, upholds jail term in French-linked cases
[Rudaw] Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Tuesday sentenced to death an opposition figure who had lived in exile in La Belle France before his arrest last year, and separately upheld a five-year jail term for a French-Iranian academic.

Although they are both parties to a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Tehran and Gay Paree have seen their relations deteriorate in the past year.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

-PC Follies
Teen shot dead in Seattle's CHOP was being chased - after stealing Jeep
The poor dears! Turning their lives around. Aspiring rappers?
[NY Post] The teenager shot dead in Seattle’s Capitol Hill Organized Protest area was being chased after stealing a Jeep at knifepoint — and sobbed, "I don’t want to die" after he was shot, according to a report.

Antonio Mays Jr., 16, said that he and a 14-year-old boy were being chased and shot at early Monday after they "beat someone up and took" their vehicle at knifepoint, his so-called "street sister," Ciara Walker, told DailyMail.com.

Walker told the pair to head to the police precinct in the CHOP zone, telling them, "You will be safe there — nothing will happen to you."

"Next thing I heard the crashing and pop pop pop,
...reportedly the CHAZ/CHOP volunteer militia members fired over 300 bullets — and yet she heard only pop pop pop? Words fail...
and one of them screamed, ’Ah s—t I’m hit, I don’t wanna die,'" Walker told the Mail. "Then the phone went dead."

Mays was killed and his younger passenger left in critical condition.

Walker insisted the pair were "not gang members" even though they "hung out with Blood gang members."
Hadn’t yet made their bones, and now one of them never will... and the wounded yoot will still have to do some other dreadful thing to get in.
They told her one of the cars that chased them — allegedly firing shots — had "security" written on the side of it.

"They drove into the CHOP zone not to ambush the sleeping protesters but for their own safety," Walker told the outlet.

"And it ended up costing at least one of them their life."

The deadly shooting ‐ along with an earlier one that killed a 19-year-old ‐ were central to the zone finally getting shut down this week.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/02/2020 10:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  It would be encouraging to believe that the current violence will lead to a shortage of criminal masterminds in the future, but that's just not realistic.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/02/2020 11:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Well-placed fratricide isn't a bad thing.
Posted by: Clem || 07/02/2020 11:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Still, the CHOP's security shouldn't have killed him. They should have just stopped him. And what about his innocent passenger! Charge the guys who killed him with Murder 1 and execute them tomorrow! And their dogs! And defund the CHOPs. And give everyone else free money.
Posted by: gorb || 07/02/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Too much caffine?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/02/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Still, the CHOP's security shouldn't have killed him.

I could have sworn that one of the talking points/slogans was that lives matter more than someone's property.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/02/2020 14:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Methinks, gorb was being sarcastic, SteveS
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/02/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Antifa/BLM should have stopped the Jeep by standing still in front of it. They are experts at it by now.
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/02/2020 15:30 Comments || Top||

#8  I wanna know WHERE WERE THE SOCIAL WORKERS!!!!????

Isn't that the appropriate crime fighting organisation now?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/02/2020 17:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Apparently social workers need guns and badges now.
Posted by: gorb || 07/02/2020 18:51 Comments || Top||

#10  Per the 19 YO who was shot earlier. Hannity interviewed the father and apparently no officials bothered to even notify him. Not the police, not the mayor - he heard about it from his son's friends. And they wouln't even let him see his son for about a week. Sad interview.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/02/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||

#11  “I’m confused. It’s been two weeks. When I went to the hospital there was no detective. No media. Nobody,” said the father. “It’s like they didn’t care. It’s like it didn’t matter.”

They must have been defunded already. You should have said something.
Posted by: gorb || 07/02/2020 20:27 Comments || Top||

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