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Afghanistan
Insurgent Violence at a New High in Afghanistan, says UN
Insurgent activities are at their highest level this year. Violence has increased by 14 percent in first three months of 2016, compared to the same period last year, says the United Nations in a new report on Afghanistan.

The report says that the peace talks with Taliban are deadlocked. It also criticizes the Afghan government for not bringing about enough reforms in election bodies.

The UN says that between 16 February and 19 May this year, the world body recorded 6,122 security incidents, a decrease of 3 per cent compared with the same period in 2015. This was attributed primarily to a reduction in incidents involving improvised explosive devices. The southern, south-eastern and eastern regions however continued to account for the majority of incidents at 68.5 per cent.

"There is war in 24 provinces of Afghanistan which claims the lives of civilians every day. Attention should be given to this issue," said Hashim Alokozay, member of Meshrano Jirga (Upper House of Parliament).

The UN report reveals that Afghan leaders are still failing to appoint officials to key government positions.

"This is a sign of the failure of government in implementing its commitments to Afghan civilians and to the international community," said political analyst Seddiq Patman.

In his comment the president's deputy spokesman Sayed Zafar Hashemi said the "government has achieved much in its efforts for peace with Hizb-e-Islami Party. Our efforts are ongoing and also in other areas, including electoral reforms."

The UN has welcomed the Afghan government's efforts in preparation of the Warsaw Summit in July. It has praised the government for starting big projects, and in doing so it leads to greater trust by the people trust in the administration.
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#1  What? You thought they'd forget their annual Spring Offensive?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/22/2016 13:35 Comments || Top||


Hezb-e-Islami issues new impossible-to-meet demands for peace agreement
Since the best it would ever be is a hudna, and those can be no longer than ten years...
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Hezb-e-Islami party led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
has reportedly issued new impossible-to-meet demands to sign a peace agreement with the Afghan government.

An official privy to the development has told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that the new demands include cancellation of pacts with the United States, a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops and that it be signed by a new government.

A member of Hezb-e-Islami negotiating team has said the demands were made in a letter to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
Earlier, Hekmatyar said he has changed his conditions for grinding of the peace processor with the Afghan government by stepping back from his demands for the complete withdrawal of foreign forces.

Hekmatyar was originally demanding the complete withdrawal of the foreign forces from Afghanistan before officials talks begun between his party and the Afghan government.

This comes as the Afghan government has signed the draft peace agreement with Hezb-e-Islami in mid-May amid hopes that the agreement would be signed by Hekmatyar in the near future.

Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Khan said last month that the party has agreed to have no links with the anti-government armed bad boy groups, insisting that Hekmatyar’s only demand is to remove his name from the international blacklist.

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Sartaj: Afghanistan should offer Taliban something they can’t gain on battlefield
Something like surrender?
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Pak foreign affairs adviser Sartaj PrunefaceAziz
...Adviser to Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs, who believes in good jihadis and bad jihadis as a matter of national policy...
has said the Afghan government should offer Taliban something they cannot gain in battlefield in a bid to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Sartaj further added "We can only bring the Taliban on the table using our influence, but ultimately Afghanistan has to talk with them. They (Afghan government) should strengthen their position on ground and secondly they should offer them (Taliban) something which they cannot gain on battlefield and lastly, the process should be consistent."

This is not the first time Sartaj has admitted regarding Pakistain’s influence on Afghan bad boy groups including the Taliban group.

Earlier, Sartaj said the Pak government could use certain leverages to encourage the Taliban group to participate in direct peace talks with the Afghan government, including some facilities the Taliban leadership uses in Pakistain such hospitals.

In an interview with the state-owned PTV, Mr Sartaj however said "Most of the groups fighting in Afghanistan are fighting from within but the perception persists that Pakistain should take action against them."

He also claimed credit for the formation of the Quadrilateral Coordination Group and said Pakistain had succeeded in forming the Quadrilateral Coordination Group at the last Heart of Asia Conference and the group formed a good mechanism.

"Our viewpoint was that you (NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
and Isaf) have been fighting for the last 15 years but could not bring peace, now dialogue is the only option for if Taliban cannot occupy Afghanistan they can continue this fight for years."

This comes as the Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistain for allowing the Afghan anti-government armed bad boy groups including the Taliban and Haqqani terrorist network to use its soil to plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

The Afghan officials insist that the Taliban group and Haqqani network leaderships are based in Quetta and Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
cities of Pakistain as they enjoy the facilities provided by certain elements in Pakistain to use the sanctuaries provided to act openly and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Sirajuddin Haqqani with direct support of ISI involved in Afghanistan violence: Dostum
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum
...ethnic Uzbek warlord who distinguished himself fighting the Soviets and the Taliban. The story that he had a bad guy run over with a tank is an exaggeration. It was an armored personnel carrier...
has said Sirajuddin Haqqani
...son of Pashtun warlord Jalaluddin Haqqani, still titular head of the Haqqani Network....
is a key player in the ongoing violence in Afghanistan with the direct support of Pak military intelligence, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).

During a meeting with the Afghan armed forces late on Saturday night, Dostum said ISI has been continuously attempting to destabilize Afghanistan and conduct terrorist attacks with the help of Haqqani terrorist network.

Dostum further added that the newly appointed leader of Taliban Mawlavi Haibatullah Akhundzada
...Deputy to Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour...
and his deputy Mullah Yaqoob are useless figures with no authorities but the second deputy chief of Sirajuddin Haqqani is a key player.

He also slammed ISI for the major attacks in the country including a deadly attack on vIP protection unity in capital Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
earlier in April.

The Afghan officials are saying the Haqqani terrorist network leaders as well as the Taliban group leadership are based in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
and Quetta cities of Pakistain.

The Afghan officials have long been criticizing Pakistain for failing to take actions against the groups using the Pak soil to carry out attacks in Afghanistan.

In the meantime, the US Department of Defense recently said Pakistain should deny safe havens to the terrorist and krazed killer groups in its soil in a bid to help improve the security environment of the region.

"Pakistain must play a role in reducing the threat from terrorist and myrmidon groups in the region," the Defense Department said in a report.

The report further added that sustained Pak efforts to pressure the Haqqani Network and the Taliban and to disrupt active threat streams are necessary to help decrease violence in the region, to reduce the threat posed by these groups, and to achieve lasting progress on counterterrorism issues.

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Africa North
The rise of fighters’ anger
The left side of Ramadan As-Sadaoui’s head is blue. He took a bullet from an Islamic State (IS) sniper. It entered his left cheek and it is still inside his head. He can barely talk. For the moment he does not need to. His four companions in the same ward in Misrata Central Hospital, all injured fighters like him, tell the same story of what they call IS’ “dirty war”.

Baha Al-Mahrog is a member of Fursan Janzour brigade. He was injured on 16 June by a suicide car bomb in Zaafran roundabout, the west entrance of Sirte. “I have fragments in my right pelvis,” he says. “The doctors told me it’s serious. I haven’t had surgery yet because the doctors fear I’ve an infection.” Baha Al-Mahrog cannot recall much about what happened. He just remembers a truck driving fast from trees to the sand block which protects the fighters at around 2 am that day. “The previous night, a car came the same way but we managed to stop it,” he told the Libya Herald.

Like many of his brothers in arms, Baha al-Mahrog fought during the battle of Sirte in 2011 against Qaddafi’s forces. “This war is far more difficult because IS uses dirty methods like suicide car bombs or snipers, and they will fight until they die.”

Since the beginning of Bunyan Marsous operation, not counting today’s massive toll, 170 fighters have been killed and more than 700 injured.

“In war, the worst are head injuries and amputation cases which are exactly the kind of injuries caused by snipers and suicide car attacks”, said Said al-Mihishi, who is both a doctor and a fighter.

Misrata Central Hospital would not allow journalists to take photos partly because of the horrific injuries of the wounded but also because of the poor conditions it is having to operate under.

“We have a shortage of everything – anesthetic drugs, antibiotics, and much more,” Dr Mohamed Al-Ajnaf said. “We suffer as well from a lack of nurses. We have one nurse for 30 patients in the surgery unit”.

Sixty percent of the nurses, mainly from Philippines, had left Libya, he noted. A programme has been launched among the students to enroll 60 of them as nurses.

The hospital itself is too small to treat all the patients. A lobby has been closed off to provide more bed space. Only the emergency building is open because the other buildings are unfinished; the construction company left in 2011.

Abdelaziz Issa, the spokesperson of the hospital, prefers to focus on the good points. “Serraj’s government promised us LD 3 million. So far we’ve had LD 1 million and we’ve received two containers of supplies out of three provided by the [National] Salvation Government [of Khalifa Ghwell]. Both authorities want to show they’re helping in the fight against IS. We take everything.”

In the field hospital, 13 kilometres west of Sirte, the working conditions are worse. “We have 12 doctors but most of them are actually student doctors. We lost a lot of equipment [including a fully-equipped truck for surgeries] when IS bombed the field hospital’s previous location on 12 June,” Dr Mustafa Shkorfo expained. Worse, there were not enough medical supplies to prevent haemorrhaging which meant that most of the fighters developed infections in the field hospital while waiting to be taken to Misrata.

Complaints from fighters about the situation are growing.

“My brother needs treatment abroad but instead he has been waiting in this room for a week. No one helps us,” complains Omar, Ramadan As-Sadaoui’s brother.

Angry fighters went last week to a local hotel where the municipal council was meeting meet to ask for more help. The tension was reportedly very high.

“This war has nothing to do with the revolution in 2011. The fighters now are more scared because IS will stay until they die. They don’t care,” said Abdullah Sliman, another of the wounded in the same ward as Ramadan As-Sadoui. He then adds: “For myself, I will go back and fight. I am not scared. »
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#1  Sounds like where the VA is headed.
Posted by: gorb || 06/22/2016 2:57 Comments || Top||


Tunisia Extends State of Emergency by a Month
Tunisian President Begi Caid Essebsi announced on Monday the extension of the state of emergency throughout Tunisian territories by another month.

In the statement issued, the presidency announced that the decision came after consultations between President Essebsi, Prime Minister Habib Essid, and President of People’s Representatives Assembly Mohammed Naser.

Tunisia imposed a state of emergency last year after the November 24 suicide attack on a bus carrying presidential security guards that killed 13 people in the capital Tunis.

This security measure allows authorities to ban strikes and demonstrations, temporarily close theaters and pubs and to “take all measures to ensure the control of press and publications of all kinds,” the statement added. Essebsi praised the progress but stressed on additional procedures in case of any possible threat.

Meanwile, head of Electoral Commission Shafiq Sursar announced the launch of the first stage of elections of Supreme Judicial Council.

During a press conference, Sursar announced Monday that the lists were published on the commission’s website. He stated that the lists now include 13,122 voters, adding that anyone who wants to object to them has until August 1.

According to a source, the elections will take place on October 23 and the preliminary results will be announced on the commission’s website as soon as votes are counted.

Meanwhile, the Temporary Judicial Council asked the Minister of Justice the respect and independence of the judicial system and separation of powers.

Similarly, the council asked the judges not to succumb to pressure that might influence their decision.

The council’s statement was issued after employees at Tozeur governorate’s post office unexpectedly went on strike over the suspension of the head of the post office.

Despite the union’s demands to release the employee, the Temporary Judicial Council confirmed that any review of any verdict is done through judicial commissions.
Posted by: badanov || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This security measure allows authorities to ban strikes and demonstrations, temporarily close theaters and pubs and to “take all measures to ensure the control of press and publications of all kinds,” the statement added.

Must be preparing for a national election.
Wait...wha?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2016 10:37 Comments || Top||


Libya pro-govt forces preparing ‘decisive’ Sirte assault
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libya's unity government forces said Tuesday they were preparing for a final assault on the ISIS group's stronghold of Sirte, after repelling multiple counter-attacks from the surrounded myrmidons.

"Despite apparent calm along the fronts, our intelligence network is in full swing in preparation for the decisive battle," forces loyal to the 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...
-based Government of National Accord (GNA) said in a statement.

Anti-ISIS forces launched an operation to retake Sirte -- the hometown of late dictator Muammar Qadaffy
...a reminder that a single man with an idea can change an entire nation, usually for the worse...
-- last month and quickly surrounded the krazed killers.

ISIS hit back with string of suicide boom-mobileings in a bid to break the encirclement.

According to the pro-GNA forces statement, fighters were targeting ISIS-held areas of Sirte with heavy artillery as well as with "daily" air strikes.

"(ISIS fighters) are besieged in a small area of Sirte and although they have sought to break out our forces have repelled all attempts," the statement said.

It added that the jihadists had barricaded themselves in residential buildings and had deployed snipers and bombs to fend off pro-GNA forces.

According to medical sources, five pro-GNA forces were killed and 16 maimed in festivities.

Loyalists said they had killed "dozens" of Death Eaters in the past 24 hours.

At least 170 loyalist troops have been killed and hundreds maimed since the start of the offensive to capture Sirte, 450 kilometers east of Tripoli.

An unknown number of Death Eaters have been killed in the city, which they overran in June.
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Bangladesh
Publisher Tutul was attacked on instruction of Boro Bhai
[Dhaka Tribune] The owner of Shuddhashar publishing house was attacked on the instruction of one Boro Bhai (big brother).

A source in the police requesting not to be named told the Dhaka Tribune that Sumon in his statement under 164 identified the Boro Bhai as Ishtiaq, a sacked official of law enforcement agency, who is now working with the holy warrior outfit.

Banned holy warrior outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) member Sumon Hossain Patwari alias Shihab alias Saiful alias Shakib admitted to his involvement in the attack on publisher Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury Tutul.

Suman divulged the information yesterday during his confessional statement under section 164.

Sumon was produced before the court by Detective Branch (DB) of police inspector Bahauddin Ahmed on Tuesday.

Bahauddin, also the investigation officer of the publisher attack case after the end of the five-day remand made an appeal to the court to record the statement of the accused under the section 164.

Metropolitan Magistrate Ahsan Habib, recording the statement, sent him to jail.

Mashruruqure Rahman Khaled, deputy commissioner of the DB police, told the Dhaka Tribune that Sumon admitted to his direct involvement in the murder attempt.

"Sumon said that he along with four others launched the attacks and gave some important information on the rest of the attackers but it only can be disclosed after receiving the copy of the statement," he said.

DC Khaled further said the drive is on to arrest others involved in the attack.

Detectives on June 15, jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
Sumon from Kamrangirchar area of Dhaka. Earlier, Dhaka Metropolitan Police declared Tk18 lakh bounty on the heads of six bully boyz including Sumon.

Police arrested him just 25 days into the announcement of the bounty.

The court sources said Suman in his statement said that they attacked publisher Tutul as they felt it was their religious obligation to punish those publishing or writing against Islam from different platforms including blogging sites.

They had been keeping an eye on Tutul for a month before the attack. They used to stay in different places of the capital during the time of their recce of the Tutul’s working place.

Sumon said he joined a private firm after his Higher Secondary School Certificate exam and joined the ABT later. Before taking part in the mission to the attack Sumon had to take almost one and a half months-long training.

Hailing from Chandpur district Sumon used to live in Dhaka. On the Foysal Arefin Dipon murder, Sumon said they did not take part in the killing mission. Another ABT member Selim was the coordinator of the killing mission and all the instruction came from Boro Bhai.

Earlier on October 31, three bloggers and writers, including Tutul, came under attack in his Shuddhashar publication office in the capital’s Lalmatia area.

The other injured are blogger Ranadipam Basu and poet Tareq Rahim.

Faisal Arefin Dipan whose publishing house published a book of slain writer-blogger Avijit Roy who was hacked to death in the capital’s Aziz Supermarket the same day.
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A terrorist has no name
[Dhaka Tribune] For several years now bully boy leaders and activists have been using multiple fake names to dodge law enforcers and hide their real identities from subordinate team members so that they are not exposed.

They also frequently changed mobile numbers and addresses and contacted each other through the internet or coded SMS, detectives have learnt after arresting several top bully boy leaders.

Investigators also said that the crackdown on banned and blacklisted groups has caused bully boy leaders who are out of jail to form new groups with new names so that they are not tried under the strict Anti-Terrorism Act, which applies to banned
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Europe
Charges dropped against Dutchman who fought with YPG
[RUDAW.NET] A former Dutch soldier will not face criminal charges for fighting with Kurdish forces in Syria and killing Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
bully boys, the prosecutor’s office announced on Tuesday.

Named as Jitse Akse, 47, in Dutch media, he joined the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in early 2015 as a volunteer. He was locked away
Please don't kill me!
in the Netherlands on suspicion of killing ISIS turbans after telling his story in newspaper interviews and on Facebook.

He received a wave of support from the Dutch public after his arrest. A Facebook page, Justice for Jitse, has been liked by 23,371 people.

"Public prosecutors have dismissed the case against JA, who was suspected of being involved in killing ISIS fighters in Syria," reads a statement from the prosecutor’s office noting that there was "insufficient evidence to show that A was personally involved in committing homicide or attempted homicide."

The prosecutor also observed that an on-the-ground investigation of the claims against him is "impossible given the current climate."

It is illegal under Dutch law for private citizens to engage in armed conflict.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Can't have a gun for personal self defense in the Netherlands, but you can get one in the ME. It all starts to make sense.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2016 7:38 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Black Lives Matter Blames ‘White Supremacy,’ ‘Capitalism’ For Orlando Terror Attack
[DAILYCALLER] In their statement on the Orlando terror attack, the activist group Black Lives Matter blamed white supremacy, the patriarchy and capitalism for the attack in which Omar Mateen killed 49 people.
George Soros approves of this message...
"Despite the media’s framing of this as a terrorist attack, we are very clear that this terror is completely homegrown, born from the anti-Black white supremacy, patriarchy and homophobia of the conservative right and of those who would use religious extremism as a weapon to gain power for the few and take power from the rest," the statement said.
Please get this information to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director Comey. They are looking for answers and the root causes of this attack as we speak.
"Homegrown terror is the product of a long history of colonialism, including state and vigilante violence. It is the product of white supremacy and capitalism, which deforms the spirit and fuels interpersonal violence," the statement continued.

The statement later claimed that religious extremism "is not new to America and is not unique to Islam. For centuries, religion has been used to subjugate queer people of color and lay the groundwork for our deaths."
That's the one true statement in this whole insane diatribe. What is news to BLM is that Christianity has gotten a lot better at the whole "live and let live" thing, whereas certain other religions are bitter clingers to their beliefs and to their scimitars...
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#1  Because only white people can afford guns and bullets.

These cocksuckers need to be shot down, so to speak.
Posted by: Raj || 06/22/2016 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, it's whites who invented automatic weapons.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2016 1:21 Comments || Top||

#3  I would like to beat them with a rake. repeatedly.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 06/22/2016 1:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Of course Soros approved the message. He who pays the piper calls the tune.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/22/2016 7:29 Comments || Top||

#5  I hear Omar the Gay Jihadi is getting major play rotation during the Ramadan Holiday Season.
Posted by: regular joe || 06/22/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||

#6  #2 Well, it's whites who invented automatic weapons

Yeah, programmable social conflict target 'du jour'. BLM seeking relevancy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2016 9:04 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, it's whites who invented automatic weapons.

Along with pretty much everything that makes the modern world modern. Aside from peanut butter.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/22/2016 10:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Along with pretty much everything that makes the modern world modern. Aside from peanut butter. Posted by SteveS

Comment fails to recognize 'white privilege'...peanut butter excluded.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2016 10:13 Comments || Top||

#9  Pretty much anything BLM says nowdays is stupid and racist. Anyone supporting them I hold a very dim view of.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/22/2016 10:13 Comments || Top||

#10  Black lives don't seem to matter in Chicago. Just observing.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/22/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#11  A self declared ISIS operative goes on a spree and their response is straight out of an old communist class warfare propaganda leaflet. Who needs the KGB when you have Soros and his money? Soros needs to hurry up and die of natural causes. He is evil.
Posted by: OldSpook || 06/22/2016 10:53 Comments || Top||

#12  OS, his children are helping spread the poison too.
Again, Mr. Vader, stop there.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/22/2016 10:55 Comments || Top||

#13  Ah, white supremacy.

Is there anything it can't do?
Posted by: charger || 06/22/2016 12:01 Comments || Top||

#14  white supremacy, the patriarchy and capitalism

Isn't that the people who set your brothers and sisters free 150 years ago?

And the same descriptor applies to the folks who have kept you the victims ever since.

You folks need to go somewhere where the white supremacy has ended - like Somalia. It's the only place where you could achieve your full potential!
Posted by: Bobby || 06/22/2016 13:38 Comments || Top||

#15  Exactly SteveS.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/22/2016 14:54 Comments || Top||

#16  Aside from peanut butter.

And the traffic-light. Though I much prefer the peanut butter.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/22/2016 14:58 Comments || Top||

#17  "An idol I cast out of plaster
To smash after every disaster.
I've shucked off the preacher,
The cop, and the teacher...
I don't think I'll ever free Master!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/22/2016 15:07 Comments || Top||

#18  The BLM and other anti-white racists are mistakenly but deliberately throwing away cultural traditions that are as open to them as to any other Homo sapian -- regardless of skin colour. It was not whites as such that invented all those things, but people freed of control by tribe and caste, living as equals in the eyes of laws equally applied to all, in a culture that rewards hard work and innovation regardless of which skin might happen to cover it.

And what is white anyway? Nowadays the American descendants of Spain and Portugal, Europeans who once ruled a quarter or more of the planet, are considered persons of colour, while Jews, a faith that like Christianity and Islam has believers across the globe, are suddenly considered by some to be white instead of a kind of Other. For that matter, sub-Saharan Africans would consider most African-Americans, including our beloved president, to be white rather than black like them.

What matters is the culture, not the skin.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/22/2016 15:43 Comments || Top||

#19  While peanut butter was invented by a person did you know all major peanut butter makers are owned by white folks?

White trivia: Did you know Michelangelo was a proud white dOOd? It's true, but people refuse to talk about it.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/22/2016 17:04 Comments || Top||

#20  Funny, I blame the Ferguson, MO rioters and criminals.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/22/2016 17:14 Comments || Top||

#21  "For that matter, sub-Saharan Africans would consider most African-Americans, including our beloved president, to be white rather than black like them." {quoted from TW, a gem here on RB}

Hear, Hear! I had a First Sergeant, back from leave to the US from RVN, complain his mom (!) said he looked like an African and not her son, he was so black now (then) (sunburned, and got heatstroke, not a good thing but got him home for a bit). He was so confused by that.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 06/22/2016 17:41 Comments || Top||

#22  "For that matter, sub-Saharan Africans would consider most African-Americans, including our beloved president, to be white rather than black like them."

Mixed race, coloured or kleurling.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/22/2016 17:48 Comments || Top||

#23  What matters is the culture, not the skin.

This.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 06/22/2016 17:55 Comments || Top||

#24  More of our white heritage:

Did you know Dr, Von Braun was white?

As was Einstein although a Joooo, white.

Alexander Hamilton was part white part Martian

CHARLES LEE WAS SENT BY THE ILLUMI..... Take your hands off me you... Meh.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/22/2016 20:49 Comments || Top||

#25  TW has it.
Posted by: KBK || 06/22/2016 22:46 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Orlando Shooter Said He Wanted U.S. To Stop Bombing IS In Iraq
[Iraq Sun] The Orlando gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub described himself in phone calls with authorities as "an Islamic soldier," and demanded that the United States stop bombing Syria and Iraq.

The U.S. air strike campaign against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
and its leader His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
, to whom gunman Omar Mateen pledged allegiance during the calls, was the reason Mateen gave for shooting people at the nightclub, according to transcripts of the calls released by the FBI on June 20.

The heavily redacted transcripts provided details about the assailant's professed Islamist motives. Republican congressmen said that the redacted parts also showed he was motivated to kill gays.

The FBI has said that while Mateen, whose family was from Afghanistan, derived inspiration from IS online, it has no evidence that the bad boy group funded or organized his June 12 attack.

Mateen also warned during the incident that he would set off boom-mobiles and boom jackets attached to hostages to cause even more mass carnage like that seen in the IS-inspired Gay Paree attacks in November.

Those proved to be empty threats, though they prompted police to end the negotiation, move in and kill him.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I think he just wanted to kill infidels, and any "demand" someone conjures up after the (f)act is a rationalization.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 06/22/2016 0:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Released statement of the killer from the FBI:

The US must stop bombing [omitted] because [omitted] is doing the true work of [omitted]! The US is the evil enemy of [omitted], PBUH. I will [omitted] these [omitted] because they are an abomination to [omitted]. [omitted] Akhbar! P.S. This is because there are Republicans and Guns. And, umm, oh yeah: Go Hillary! - Signed, a registered Democrat, and supporter of Hillary, Omar Mateen
Posted by: OldSpook || 06/22/2016 11:21 Comments || Top||

#3  This is a game right? Gotta fill in the blanks.

1) ISIS
2) ISIS (or Baghdadi)
3) Islam
4) Mohammed (or Baghdadi)
5) kill?
6) Queers
7) Allah

Did I win??
Posted by: AlanC || 06/22/2016 11:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Got a couple of live ones.

What's the swooshing sound?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/22/2016 17:17 Comments || Top||


AG Lynch Admits FBI Has Lost Track of Omar Mateen's Wife
Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted today that the FBI is unaware of the whereabouts of Omar Mateen's wife, Noor Salman.

Salman has indicated she suspected Mateen was about to commit a terrorist attack, and even accompanied him to buy the weaponry he used to carry out the massacre. She insists, however, that as he left she tried to hold onto his arm so he wouldn't leave.

If the FBI believes she was aware of the impending attack, she could be prosecuted.

"Has the shooter’s wife left the state of Florida?" a reporter asked Lynch during her press conference Tuesday.

"Right now, I don’t know exactly the answer to that," Lynch candidly replied. "I believe she was going to travel but I do not know exactly her location now."
Riyadh?
Mayo Clinic HIV antiretroviral therapy ?
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Regime will protect her and any other terrorist widows.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 06/22/2016 2:31 Comments || Top||

#2  This regime probably gave her a ticket and don't know how far shes gotten yet.

It is amazing how far down the Obola crew has descended and then find another level below that.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/22/2016 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Fire her for incompetence. Oh sorry, that's not incompetence, its doing exactly what Obama wanted. If there were justice, Obama would leave office in handcuffs.
Posted by: OldSpook || 06/22/2016 11:02 Comments || Top||

#4  If there was any justice, most of DC would be imprisoned
Stop there, Mr. Vader. You know better than that.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/22/2016 11:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Enjoying her widow's pension somewhere that does not have an extradition treaty with the US.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/22/2016 11:50 Comments || Top||

#6  "Miss me yet?" -- J. Edgar Hoover
Posted by: regular joe || 06/22/2016 12:39 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm guessing she had no idea she could be prosecuted as an accessory, until the media reported it. Or the FBI let it leak before they had her in custody. Sorta like telegraphing your punches.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/22/2016 13:40 Comments || Top||

#8  You know, I thought I couldn't be surprised at the amount of incompetence in our government. Yet again they prove me wrong. Maybe...even the incompetence can only take you so far, this does smell more like enemy action.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/22/2016 14:22 Comments || Top||

#9  Don't mistake incompetence for criminality. This criminal and willful negligence at the top.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/22/2016 17:10 Comments || Top||

#10  This [is] criminal and willful negligence at the top.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/22/2016 17:12 Comments || Top||

#11  9.6 Regular Joe

Posted by: Shipman || 06/22/2016 17:18 Comments || Top||

#12  ...The Instapundit put it best:

“I’m half convinced they’re actually helping her get out of the country to avoid the embarrassing trial,” Iowahawk tweets in response..."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/22/2016 19:27 Comments || Top||

#13  #4 - Escape from New York the Beltway

I'm sure Hollyweird will buy the script, they into sequels and sequels of sequels.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2016 20:42 Comments || Top||

#14  Just out of curiosity, what's wrong with Darth Vader's comments?
Posted by: Spumble Glineling2472 || 06/22/2016 23:42 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Police suspect kidnapping of SHC CJ’s son bargaining chip for militants’ release
[DAWN] Police suspect that Advocate Awais Ali Shah, kidnapped son of Sindh High Court Chief Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, will be used as a ’bargaining chip’ to ensure release of some captured bully boys.

"So far it is kidnapping, and my professional assessment is that it is not for ransom," Sindh police chief Allah Dino Khawaja told Rooters.

Security officials, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
because they were not authorised to speak to the media, said they suspected the kidnappers would offer to free Shah in return for the release of captured bully boys.

The Rangers nabbed
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
11 suspects "in connection with the kidnapping" during search operations in Orangi, Gaddap, Liaquatabad, Keamari, Korangi, Clifton and Jamshed Town, a Rangers blurb said.

The Rangers have announced a reward of Rs2,500,000 for credible information regarding the whereabouts of Awais Ali Shah. The paramilitary force can be contacted via helpline 1101, WhatsApp at 0316-2369996 and email at rangers.madadgar@gmail.com.

A special investigation team has also been constituted to probe the abduction of Shah.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


145 militants active in J&K
[Daily Excelsior] As many as 145 murderous Moslems, including 54 foreigners, are active in Jammu and Kashmire while 4,587 Kashmiri youths have crossed over to Pakistain-occupied-Kashmire (PoK).

This information was given by Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who also holds Home portfolio, in the Legislative Assembly today in reply to a question by Rajesh Gupta.

The reply said that reportedly 145 hard boyz are active in the State, out of which 91 are locals and 54 foreigners. She said reportedly 4,587 youths and missing people have crossed over to PoK.

The reply said that 489 youth alongwith their wives and children have returned from PoK and Pakistain to Jammu and Kashmire via Nepal with effect from 2003 till May 22, 2016.

Interestingly, Nepal is not among the four routes approved for return of Kashmiri youths from PoK or Pakistain. However,
death is not the end. There remains the litigation over the estate...
in reply to another question by Leader of the Opposition in the House Omar Abdullah, the Chief Minister said the State Government has sanctioned a policy and procedure for rehabilitation of mis-guided youth who have crossed to PoK but have given up bad boy activities due to change of heart and are willing to return to State.

The policy has recognised four routes for the return of misguided youth. Nepal is not an approved route under the policy, the reply said. The Chief Minister said that the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought comments of the State Government on the inclusion of Nepal route as an additional entry point.

The State Government has recently forwarded its comments to the MHA, the reply said. (UNI)
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
U.S. Commander Says Iraqi Forces Retook Third Of Fallujah
[Iraq Sun] A U.S. military commander in Baghdad says Iraqi forces have cleared only a third of Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
contradicting a claim by Iraq's government that it had liberated the city from the krazed killer Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group.

Colonel Christopher Garver, front man for the U.S.-led coalition against IS, said on June 21 that a third of Fallujah had been "cleared" of bully boys.

Most of the cleared terrain is in the south of the city and "clearing operations continue outward from the city center," Garver added.

Iraqi forces pushed into the center of Fallujah on June 17, retaking a government complex.

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said security forces had retaken most of Fallujah, and that remaining IS pockets would be "cleaned out within hours."

But there have been persistent festivities between Iraqi forces and IS fighters holed up in neighborhoods along the city's northern edge.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Progress is probably slowed by the Shia Iraqi forces making sure that they "cleanse" all inhabitants of Sunni Fallujah, as they clear the city.

It must be hell to be a Sunni in Iraq. Your choice is between getting brutalized by ISIS, or killed by your Shia countrymen.
Posted by: Lone Ranger || 06/22/2016 0:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Monty got two of the three bridges to cross the Rhine in his operation Market-Garden.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/22/2016 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  You say that as if you think ethnic cleansing is a bad thing, LR.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2016 9:06 Comments || Top||

#4  It's an Iraqi tradition, remember Saddam's arabization of the north at the Kurd's expense?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/22/2016 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5 
#2 Monty got two of the three bridges to cross the Rhine in his operation Market-Garden.


And would have gotten the third except for those nosy kids that vacationing Panzer Division.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/22/2016 17:22 Comments || Top||


UN agencies warn of alleged rights violations, funding shortfall in embattled Fallujah
[Iraq Sun] Amid ongoing fighting in the embattled Iraqi city of Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
office today warned of continuing allegations of serious rights violations, as the Organization"s refugee agency reported a funding crunch to meet the immediate needs of the thousands of civilians who continue to flee the area.

At the regular bi-weekly press briefing in Geneva earlier today, C"cile Pouilly, spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), said her Office is "deeply concerned" about continuing allegations of serious human rights violations and abuses against civilians fleeing Fallujah by gangs operating in support of Iraqi security forces.

"We"ve received shocking footage showing the body of a man being dragged at speed by a military truck while a man wearing a military uniform hits his disfigured and bloodied head," Ms. Pouilly said.

"Another video shows people being struck with a rifle and kicked in the head by men wearing military uniforms while they exit a truck. Although we are not in a position to authenticate these videos, they depict violations which have been reported to us by several sources and which we"ve previously condemned," she added.

The spokesperson said that on 12 June, a committee set up by the Anbar Governor to investigate violations perpetrated against civilians during the military operations in Anbar stated that 49 people had been killed and that at least 600 men had disappeared after being taken into custody by gangs operating in support of Iraqi security forces.

It also found that the people taken into custody by these groups were ill-treated and/or tortured. These violations allegedly occurred from 2 to 4 June near a cemetery in the Saqlawiya area, northwest of Fallujah, and in the al-Mazra"ah area, east of Fallujah, Ms. Pouilly said.

"We welcome these initial findings and hope that the committee"s investigations will be pursued rigorously and extended to cover all such alleged violations. Following the announcement by the Iraqi Defence Minister that four army members have been placed in durance vile
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
, we call on the Iraqi authorities to ensure that there is no impunity for the very grave violations and abuses that have been reported," the spokesperson said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Like the King's council telling him they like his new outfit. Irrelevant denying the obvious.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/22/2016 9:10 Comments || Top||

#2  "give us mo' money"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/22/2016 10:53 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jordan king vows to hit back against border attackers
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Jordan's King Abdullah vowed to hit back "with an iron fist" against attackers who killed six army border guards with a boom-mobile near the frontier with Syria on Tuesday, a palace statement said.

The kingdom’s army chief of staff announced on Tuesday that Jordan's northern and northeastern borders with Syria were closed military zones.

The order comes into immediate effect, just hours after six Jordanian border guards were killed in a suicide kaboom on their military post in a desolate area in the country's far eastern border area with Syria that also converges with the Iraqi border.

The attack took place at 05:30 AM local Jordanian time after an explosives-laden vehicle blew up a few hundred meters from a camp for Syrian refugees in a desolate area where the borders of Iraq, Syria and Jordan meet, Jordan's army said.

Jordan's state TV says called the incident a "cowardly terrorist attack."
Al Ahram adds:
The army said the suicide bomber set off from a makeshift Syrian refugee camp in no man's land near the Rukban border crossing in Jordan's remote north.

The driver entered Jordanian territory through an opening used for humanitarian aid deliveries and went kaboom! as he reached a military post.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  This promise you can count on. King Abdullah is a good man and a fighter.
Posted by: OldSpook || 06/22/2016 11:11 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
UN Syria envoy laments shelling as aid convoys reach towns
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The UN envoy for Syria expressed concern
...meaning the brow was mildly wrinkled, the eyebrows drawn slightly together, and a thoughtful expression assumed, not that anything was actually done or indeed that any thought was actually expended...
s Tuesday about a new trend in the country’s five-year war: Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
The Scourge of Hama...
’s government has allowed humanitarian aid into besieged cities and towns, but those same areas have been shelled either before or after the convoys arrived.

Speaking by videoconference to the UN General Assembly plenary in New York, Staffan de Mistura detailed his office’s efforts to help shepherd aid to embattled Syrians, bring government and opposition envoys back to peace talks and buck up a fragile cease-fire - all aimed at ending Syria’s devastating conflict that has left at least 250,000 dead.

De Mistura noted progress this year in reaching areas that have long been surrounded by fighters, limiting or even halting access to aid shipments from UN and other humanitarian and advocacy groups. But authorizations for access from the government have come with "bad news," he said - violence targeting the same areas that get aid.

"There has been a trend in the last weeks that the very areas where there has been a breakthrough of delivering humanitarian aid to besieged areas have been then shelled, before and after the convoys have reached all the parties," de Mistura said.

De Mistura also detailed his hopes to revive indirect peace talks between government and opposition representatives. He has convened them three times already this year, but with no progress toward his final aim: a political transition for Syria.

He said a truce between Assad’s forces and rebel fighters brokered by the US and Russia is "heavily challenged" in places like Idlib, Latakia and Aleppo, but overall fighting remains less than before it was reached in February.
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Terror Networks
Nadia Murad urges world to not be ambivalent to ISIS crimes
[RUDAW.NET] In passionate testimony, Yezidi activist Nadia Murad urged the world to bring her former Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
captors to justice and to not avert their eyes from the crime of genocide. "Our crisis is your crisis," she told United States politicians.

"Terrorism is destroying the human heritage we have collectively built, not as one people, one nation, one color, one religion, but the civilization we’ve built together as humans of different cultures and faiths" said Nadia Murad to remind the world that ISIS is a common enemy for all, regardless of the ethnic, religious, and cultural differences.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 06/22/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Sorry, you're just not on the Left's list of approved demographics.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/22/2016 15:01 Comments || Top||



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