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Ceasefire Goes Into Effect In South Following Unprecedented Rocket Barrage
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Africa Horn
Ethiopia arrests ex-head of army firm in crackdown on security services
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Æthiopia locked away
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
the former head of a military-run industrial conglomerate on Tuesday and flew him in handcuffs to the capital, state media reported, a day after authorities announced investigations targeting senior members of the security forces.

Kinfe Dagnew, a Brigadier General in Æthiopia’s army and former chief executive of METEC, was taken into custody close to the border with Sudan and Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
, state-run broadcaster EBC said.

State media broadcast footage showing Kinfe surrounded by a ring of soldiers and later images of him in handcuffs arriving by military helicopter in the capital later on Tuesday.

A documentary that aired Tuesday evening on state-owned Æthiopian Television (ETV) gave details of widespread alleged embezzlement by METEC.

It said the firm, which was awarded a 24 billion Æthiopian birr ($863 million) contract by the state utility in 2011 to carry out electromechanical works at the Grand Renaissance Dam, had received 16.7 billion birr of the total amount so far but that only 23 percent was completed, at a cost of 9.46 billion.

"Only 266 million birr was found in its bank account. The rest of the money had vanished," it said.

It also alleged that the firm had taken over two aging ships that belonged to the state maritime agency but that they were used to transport contraband that it said were very likely to have included arms to Somalia and Iran - countries under United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
arms embargoes.

The documentary claimed properties such as buildings were also purchased illegally by the company, with no records made available.

A day earlier the attorney general announced the arrests of other METEC executives in a corruption investigation and the detention of security officials accused of abusing prisoners - moves that were welcomed by rights groups and a prominent opposition politician.

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Africa Subsaharan
People stage protest against Nigerian army’s killing of Muslims
[PRESSTV] Female members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria have staged a peaceful protest over the recent killing of the movement’s supporters in Abuja.
Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)


Arabia
Saudi 'kill team's' luggage contained syringes, scissors: report
[DAWN] Luggage carried by a 15-member Saudi team dispatched to Istanbul included scissors, defibrillators and syringes that may have been used against journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi consulate, a pro-government Ottoman Turkish daily said on Tuesday.

X-ray images of the luggage were published in the Sabah newspaper as The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

reported that a member of the team at the consulate had told a superior by phone to "tell your boss", suspected to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
as of 2016....

, that the operation was accomplished.

Ottoman Turkish media has published gruesome details of the murder of 59-year-old Khashoggi who according to a Ottoman Turkish prosecutor was strangled and dismembered soon after he entered the Istanbul consulate on October 2 to obtain paperwork for his marriage to his Ottoman Turkish fiancee.

After repeated denials, Saudi Arabia finally admitted Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and Riyadh critic, had been murdered at the mission in a "rogue" operation.

Ottoman Turkish President 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...
has said the 15-member Saudi team travelled from Riyadh to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi.

The luggage carried by the team was loaded into two planes that left for Riyadh at 1520 GMT and 1946 GMT on Oct 2, Sabah newspaper said.

Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  They prefer junkie seamstresses over there I guess?
Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 11/14/2018 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  I grow weary of this story.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2018 12:41 Comments || Top||

#3  In fairness, I was weary of it the first time I heard it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#4  They were for arts and crafts.
Posted by: gorb || 11/14/2018 21:38 Comments || Top||


Sweden ready to host Yemen peace talks
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Sweden is ready to host peace talks as soon as possible to try and negotiate an end to the war in Yemen, Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said Tuesday.

"We are preparing ourselves to, when the parties are ready, welcome them in Sweden," she told Swedish news agency TT.

"We are also relying on (UN envoy) Martin Griffiths for this and hope it will happen," she added.

"It is high time for peace talks."

Wallstrom said she hoped the negotiations could begin this month.

At the end of October, Griffiths said he hoped the warring parties could meet in Sweden in November, after talks in Geneva in September collapsed following the absence of representatives of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias.

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UN aid chief demands cessation of hostilities around Yemen's Hudaydah
[PRESSTV] United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, has called for a ceasefire around of Hudaydah, where Saudi-backed bandidos faceless myrmidons loyal to Yemen's former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and foreign mercenaries are fighting Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
Ansarullah fighters for the control of the western Yemeni port city.

"I ask that the parties implement a cessation of hostilities, not least in and around all the infrastructure and facilities on which the aid operation and commercial importers rely," Lowcock said in a statement on Tuesday.

He added that the United Nations was ready to play a role in "ensuring the appropriate use of key facilities, especially around Hudaydah."

’UAE responsible for escalation of conflict in Yemen’s Hudaydah’

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio had his hands full of angry bleached blonde...
the front man for Yemeni Armed Forces has held the United Arab Emirates (UAE) fully responsible for the recent intensification of conflict around Hudaydah.

Speaking at a presser in the capital city of Sana’a on Tuesday, Brigadier General Yahya Saree stated that Yemeni army troops, supported by allied fighters from Popular Committees, maintain control over the strategic city.

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#1  stamping his tiny feet and shaking his tiny fists in impotent rage...
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2018 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Send in the mighty XII UN Airborne Corps. They'll put a stop to it !
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/14/2018 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  mighty XII UN Airborne Corps

I forget, are those the child molesters or the cholera guys?
Posted by: SteveS || 11/14/2018 10:34 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Michigan airport stabber convicted in terrorism case
[DetroitNews] Amor Ftouhi, a Tunisian national charged with terrorism and stabbing a police officer during a terror attack last year at Bishop International Airport in Flint, was convicted of all charges Tuesday following a five-day jury trial in federal court.

Ftouhi, 51, faces up to life in prison for the June 2017 attack and will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Matthew F. Leitman on March 7 in Flint. He also was convicted of committing violence at an international airport and interfering with airport security.

Jurors deliberated for 75 minutes — including lunch.

"Ftouhi conducted research in Canada and entered our country with a plan to obtain a weapon and kill American police officers," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers. "With today’s guilty verdict, he will be held accountable for his brutal knife attack on an airport police officer in Flint.”

Ftouhi was facing three charges, including committing an act of terrorism transcending national boundaries. He was on trial and accused of using a machete to stab Bishop Airport police Lt. Jeff Neville, who survived the attack.

A witness said Ftouhi walked up to the airport police officer, yelled “Allahu Akbar,” pulled out a knife, stabbed the officer in the neck and said, ‘You have killed people in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, and we are all going to die,’ ” according to the federal criminal complaint against Ftouhi.

Ftouhi came to the United States after conducting online research into American gun laws and Michigan gun shows, prosecutors allege.

He tried unsuccessfully to buy a gun, bought a knife and used it to stab Neville, according to court records.

Ftouhi later told investigators he was a “soldier of Allah” and that he subscribed to the ideology of al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden.

Federal authorities say Ftouhi acted alone and that the suspect “wanted to identify” an international airport to carry out his attack but officials declined to say what made him pick Flint.

Ftouhi is believed by authorities to have traveled to the United States legally from Canada on June 16, 2017, through Lake Champlain, New York, and then entered Michigan on June 18, 2017.

He had lived in Canada for the previous decade.
This article starring:
Amor Ftouhi
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/14/2018 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Jurors deliberated for 75 minutes — including lunch

Must have been a pretty good lunch.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/14/2018 12:44 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Top military brass reiterates support for institutions to ensure 'writ of the state'
[DAWN] The military's top brass on Tuesday discussed the prevailing security situation of the country and "expressed its resolve for continued support to all state institutions for ensuring writ of the state", an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

The 215th Corps Commanders’ Conference, held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, was presided over by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

According to the blurb, the meeting reiterated that the country's peace, stability and prosperity lie in the rule of law.

"[The] Forum reviewed [the] geo-strategic environment and security situation of the country," it read.

The progress of the armed forces' ongoing operations was also deliberated upon, including fencing along the Pak-Afghan border and the evolving situation along the eastern border, especially Indian "ceasefire violations deliberately targeting innocent citizens".

The forum, which meets on a monthly basis, pledged its support towards the establishment of enduring peace in the country and the region, the statement said.


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PM Khan reaffirms resolve to respect Aasia Bibi judgement in call with EU parliament chief
[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
on Tuesday reaffirmed his government's resolve to respect the Supreme Court's judgement in the case of Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman recently freed from prison after her blasphemy conviction was overturned.

"As citizens of Pakistain, Aasia Bibi and her family are entitled to all rights as guaranteed by the Constitution of Pakistain," the premier told European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, who had telephoned Khan.

According to a blurb issued by the Prime Minister's Office, Tajani thanked Khan for ensuring the safety and security of Bibi and her family.

Assuring the prime minister of the EU Parliament's cooperation with the Pak government, Tajani said that a debate on Bibi scheduled to be held in the EU Parliament had been postponed.

Bibi has been blocked from leaving Pakistain after the overturning of her conviction prompted a wave of protests by religiopolitical groups.

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International-UN-NGOs
Israel envoy sounds rocket siren as UN debates Gaza violence
[IsraelTimes] Security Council meeting ends with no action, Paleostinians blame US for blocking motion to condemn Israel

Israel’s ambassador to the UN Danny Danon sounded a rocket warning siren ahead of the UN Security Council debate on Gazoo, which ended with no agreement on how to address the crisis.

"Every time Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", fires a rocket, children at school, adults at work, families across Israel hear this," he said, before playing a recording of the siren.

Danon said Security Council members that want to blame Israel for the latest fighting with the Hamas terror group in Gazoo are "morally bankrupt" and rejected those who call for restraint by both sides.

Danon told news hounds at UN headquarters in New York that "there is no such thing as both sides."

"There is Hamas that attacks and fires over 460 missiles at civilians and there is Israel that protects its people."

Danon said ahead of closed Security Council consultations late Tuesday that the council must condemn only Hamas "for its aggressive assault on civilians."

Asked about an undercover Israeli military operation that sparked the Hamas attacks and Israeli bombing of Gazoo, Danon said: "We take action to protect our people and we will continue to do that."

The meeting ended with no agreement on a path forward, with the Paleostinian blaming the US for blocking any condemnation of Israel.

Kuwait, which represents Arab countries at the council, and Bolivia requested the meeting following the worst flareup in Gazoo since the 2014 war between Hamas and Israel.

Addressing news hounds after the 50-minute meeting, Paleostinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour said the council was "paralyzed" and had "failed to shoulder its responsibility" to take action to end the violence.

"There is one country that is not allowing discussion at the council," Mansour told news hounds, in a reference to the United States, which has steadfastly supported Israel under US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
There was no statement from the council on the crisis. Such statements are agreed by consensus by all 15 council members.
A swing and a miss, as usual.
Kuwait’s Ambassador Mansour al-Otaibi said the majority of council members were of the view that the top UN body "should do something" and some suggested a visit to the region, but no decision was taken.
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Kuwait: OPEC expects surplus of 1 mln barrels per day by 2019
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Haitham al-Ghais, OPEC’s governor for Kuwait, revealed the organization’s expectations for the production of the countries outside the alliance next year and predicted that 60 percent would come from the United States.

In his interview with Al Arabiya, al- Ghais said that the production of the countries outside OPEC is expected to grow by 2.2 million barrels a day, 60 percent of which will come from America, the biggest percentage of which would come from shale oil. It would not only be limited to the US but also other countries like as Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan and other countries, according to him.

Al-Ghais, speaking to Al Arabiya from the sidelines of the ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi, said he believes that there many may factors that could increase oil demand ‐ including trade war ‐ while some countries affected by high prices and the exchange rate of their currencies against the dollar.

He highlighted that though it is difficult to determine the size of the surplus expected in 2019; the preliminary indications indicate a surplus between half a million and a million barrels a day next year.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
he asserted that OPEC and its partners "are assured of the continuous increase of demand", indicating that the major increase of oil demand would be from the emerging economies such as China, India, Vietnam and other Asian countries.

On the other hand, the Kuwaiti denied any difference in opinion between Russia and OPEC. On the contrary, he believes that they agree "this was proven to the market during the past two years and was implemented into an agreement to reduce production".

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Will Nikki Haley block diplomatic immunity to Qatar hacking ringleader?
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Before she officially resigns from her post as US ambassador to the UN the end of 2018, Nikki Haley
...Trump administration's ambassador to the UN. First woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina, and the second Indian-American governor in the country, after Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. At the age of 39, Haley was the youngest governor in the U.S., a distinction formerly held by Jindal. She is a Republican, which really grates on the Dems...
will decide on whether she will block diplomatic immunity for an alleged "paid agent of 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...
" who hacked and shared the private communications of a US citizen.
Continued on Page 49
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Former US-backed rebel commander revealed to be Syrian Army spy
[AlMasdar] A former rebel commander in the US-backed Southern Front Brigades has been revealed to be Syrian Arab Army (SAA) spy after he returned to government lines.

The former rebel commander was identified as Yusef Awad; he was active in the Daraa province over the last six years.

According to reports, Yusef Awad was the former military commander of the Seif al-Sham Brigades.

Awad reportedly worked for the Syrian military intelligence until the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) and their allies agreed to surrender their territories in southern Syria.

Another rebel commander known by his nom de guerre "Abu Suleiman" is photographed with Awad in Damascus.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/14/2018 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1 
Posted by: Jack Chaiter7913 || 11/14/2018 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  "The best way To control The opposition is to be it ourselves." - V. I. Lenin.

Oh, but I was crazy, CRAZY when I pointed this shit out in 2014.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/14/2018 13:00 Comments || Top||


Russian naval fleet leaves Syrian waters for Atlantic
[AlMasdar] A group of the Russian Northern Fleet’s warships and support vessels led by the guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has entered the Atlantic Ocean through the Strait of Gibraltar after accomplishing its Mediterranean mission, the Fleet’s press office reported on Monday.

"The group of the Northern Fleet’s warships and support vessels started its passage through the Strait of Gibraltar after completing its business call at the Spanish port of Ceuta on the Moroccan coast of Africa in the Mediterranean Sea that lasted three days," the press office reported.

The missile cruiser is making its passage across the Atlantic Ocean together with the tanker Dubna and the rescue tug SB-406. During the passage through the Atlantic Ocean, the crew of the guided missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov will continue holding shipborne anti-submarine warfare and air defense drills, as well as measures to practice ship damage control. Shipborne helicopters will continue training flights of various complexity from the board of the missile cruiser.

The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov was accomplishing missions in the Mediterranean Sea from August 11. Over this period, it took part in some joint measures with the warships of the Russian Navy’s permanent Mediterranean task force.

The missile cruiser Marshal Ustinov has been on a long-distance voyage since it left its main naval base of Severomorsk on July 5.

Over this time, it acted as a flagship of the Main Naval Parade in Kronshtadt, took part in inter-fleet drills of the Russian Navy in the Baltic and Mediterranean Seas and also made a business call at the capital of Algeria.

The warship has covered a distance of over 18,000 nautical miles.
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Lebanon’s Hariri blames Hezbollah for obstructing government formation
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday the process of forming a new government had hit a big obstacle and blamed Iran-backed Hezbollah for the stalemate.

Shiite Muslim Hezbollah, a heavily armed group, has been pressing its demand for one Sunni lawmaker allied to it to get a cabinet portfolio, something Hariri refused.

Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Amnesty calls on Iran to disclose fate of hundreds of detained Ahwazi Arabs
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Amnesia Amnesty International is calling on Iran to immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of members of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority being held incommunicado after reports suggested some have been executed in secret.

Unconfirmed reports on Sunday suggested that Iran may have executed more than 22 people, accusing them of being behind the ISIS-claimed attack on a military parade in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahwaz last October.

"If confirmed, the secret executions of these men would be not only a crime under international law but also an abhorrent violation of their right to life and a complete mockery of justice, even by the shocking standards of Iran’s judicial system," said Philip Luther, Amnesia Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

"It is difficult to imagine that these individuals could have received a fair trial within merely a few weeks of their arrests, let alone had the opportunity to appeal death sentences," Luther added.
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‘Impeccable Iranian intelligence services will foil Saudi murder plots’
[PRESSTV] A political expert says Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
will never be able to assassinate Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani
because Iranian counter-intelligence is "impeccable."

The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

earlier reported that a Saudi aide to Crown Prince Mohammed Salman had taken part in a meeting in Riyadh in 2017 where plans were discussed to assassinate the kingdom’s "determined enemy," Major General Qassem Soleimani.

General Soleimani has been at the forefront of Iran’s advisory efforts in Syria and Iraq, two Moslem countries suffering from Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
militancy ‐ which is sponsored chiefly by Saudi Arabia.

Alexander Azadegan, a political analyst, told Press TV on Tuesday that the liquidation plot "is not going to happen to him, because the Iranian intelligence services are impeccable."

The new revelation by The New York Times added to the embarrassment the Saudi royal family is facing in the wake of another perceived enemy, Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered by Saudi Arabian agents at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.

Posted by: Fred || 11/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  You had me at 'impeccable'!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 11/14/2018 13:37 Comments || Top||

#2  A party. The bar. Saudi embassy.
Soleimani sez, "Gimme a Genessee."
"You interesting man!"
"An impeccable plan...
But so much for your Sunni supremacy!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 11/14/2018 16:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Now it's become a challenge. We all like challenges. Perhaps a prize?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/14/2018 19:08 Comments || Top||


Lebanese army forces detain man suspected of providing intelligence to Israel
[PRESSTV] The Lebanese Army's intelligence branch has placed in durance vile
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a man suspected of spying for Israel's Mossad spy agency and collaboration with Israeli authorities as he was attempting to cross the southern border into occupied Paleostinian territories.

The army announced in a statement released late on Monday that the man, identified as Mohammad Hussein Fakih, was captured in the village of Meiss Ej Jabal, situated some 78 kilometers (49 miles) south of the capital Beirut.

The statement added that Fakih had formerly collaborated with Israeli official. It was not immediately known whether the man was of Lebanese origin.

On September 25, Leb's Military Tribunal sentenced three Lebanese nationals to three years in prison with hard labor on charges of espionage on Hezbollah resistance movement for Mossad.

The tribunal, chaired by Brigadier General Hussein Abdallah, issued the verdicts against Hasan Salemeh, Karam Idris and Kamal Hasan on Tuesday after they were found guilty of providing the Israeli regime with intelligence about Hezbollah’s military arsenal and operations, and with photos of several strategic locations in Leb.

The court also stripped them of their rights as Lebanese citizens.

The three were arrested last October and charged with communicating information to Israel. They reportedly possessed Israeli wireless communication devices at the time of their arrest.

Two other defendants, identified as Lebanese nationals H.K. and N.Sh., were separately questioned on Tuesday after they allegedly contacted Israelis through Facebook.

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Trump's America First policy only brought US global backlash: Zarif
[PRESSTV] Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has slammed US President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s so-called 'America First' agenda as a "mistake," saying his administration’s failure to honor international commitments under such an approach has only created a global backlash against Washington.

Zarif made the remarks in an interview with London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed media outlet that was published on Tuesday.

He was asked about a recent tweet by Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, on French President Emmanuel Macron’s recent call for the creation of a "real European army" to protect itself against the US.

Haass had said "America First has brought us the revival of the spirit of De Gaulle. More evidence of a post-American world."

Zarif stressed that he agreed with Haass regarding the fallout of Trump’s 'America First' approach.
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#1  Trump inspiring the worthless Europeans to defend themselves? 3D chess.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 11/14/2018 6:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Have we ever seen Mohammad Javad Zarif and Jim Acosta in the same room together?
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 11/14/2018 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm sure ticks are unhappy when removed as well.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/14/2018 9:56 Comments || Top||

#4  We're not done yet.
Posted by: Pheresh Stalin6620 || 11/14/2018 10:30 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
U.S. Targets Hizbullah 'Iraq Network' with New Sanctions
[AnNahar] The U.S. Treasury expanded its attack on Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
's financial network Tuesday, hitting key representatives of the Lebanese group in Iraq with sanctions.

The Treasury blacklisted Shibl Muhsin 'Ubayd al-Zaydi, Yusuf Hashim, Adnan Hussein Kawtharani, and Muhammad 'Abd-Al-Hadi Farhat under its Specially Designated Global Terrorists program, saying they moved money, acquired weapons and trained fighters in Iraq for the group.

Among the four, al-Zaydi was a key coordinator between Hizbullah, Iran's blacklisted Revolutionary Guards, and their supporters in Iraq, the Treasury said.

He is close to alleged Hizbullah financier Adham Tabaja, and coordinated smuggling oil from Iran into Syria.

He also sent Iraqi fighters to Syria allegedly on behalf of the Revolutionary Guard, the Treasury said.

The other three were also involved in collecting intelligence and moving money for Hizbullah in Iraq, it said.

"Hizbullah is a terrorist proxy for the Iranian regime that seeks to undermine Iraqi illusory sovereignty and destabilize the Middle East," said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

"Treasury's concerted actions aim to deny Hizbullah's clandestine attempts to exploit Iraq to launder funds, procure weapons, train fighters, and collect intelligence as a proxy for Iran," Mandelker said in a statement.
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US designates son of Hezbollah leader as 'global terrorist'
[AlAhram] The US State Department declared Jawad Nasrallah, the son of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, as a "global terrorist" Tuesday as it steps up pressure on the Lebanese militia group.

It called Jawad a "rising leader" of the group who had in recent years recruited people "to carry out terrorist attacks against Israel in the West Bank."
That was Hezbollah's Unit 133, responsible for setting up terror cells in Israel.
The State Department also maintained its 21 year old "Foreign Terrorist Organization" designation of Hezbollah, as the group battles prime minister-designate Saad al-Hariri for a powerful role in the new Lebanese government.
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