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Breaking: Paris knife attacker kills 4 people at police headquarters
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Afghanistan
Taliban, US negotiators in Pakistan to try and resume talks
[PRESSTV] In a move to get the long-running tough talks going, the co-founder of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bad boy group and Washington’s special envoy for Afghanistan have traveled to Pakistain.

Mullah Baradar, at the head of the Taliban delegation, and Zalmay Khalilzad with his team arrived in Islamabad early Wednesday.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Putin says no proof Iran was behind attack on Saudi Aramco
[PRESSTV] "Da witnesses are all dead!

From polonium poisoning, coincidentally. How're you feeling?"

[THUD!]

"Tut tut!"
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Grain of salt. Russia and Iran are chums.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/03/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: 3dc || 10/03/2019 14:54 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: 3dc || 10/03/2019 14:56 Comments || Top||


US military pullout from #Qatar indicates instability in #Washington
[TWITTER] It could also be a good excuse to get the troops out of Qatar without publicly slapping the country in the face. Then just quietly put off going back to the Home of the Moslem Brüderbünd until two or three weeks after the Last Trumpet sounds.

Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under:

#1  An Air Force HQ is moving from Qatar to Shaw AFB (in SC). The huge Al-Udeid Air Base is still there and operational. This will make it easier to wage war against Iran since the Air HQ will no longer have to be protected against attack.
Posted by: Harry Angomoque6080 || 10/03/2019 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Good catch. I'm sure the Persians have figured this out, and can grasp the implications. PressTV is just lying as usual.
Posted by: Lex || 10/03/2019 1:05 Comments || Top||

#3  A smaller HQ footprint at forward base Qatar will enable a surge from CONUS back to Qatar as the need arises, or elsewhere. Same strategy was employed by ARCENT (Army Central Command) at Camp Doha, Kuwait in the late 1990's.

Economy of force as it were. A wise move.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 2:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, wise.

More and more, one gets the feeling that the only competent, reasonably honest and at least minimally well-managed large institution in this country is our military.
Posted by: Lex || 10/03/2019 2:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Pearl Harbor avoidance.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 2:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Did the US Navy draw down its shore facilities and HQs in Qatar? I knew a guy that was a Navy staff officer in Qatar for large chunks of the WOT. He was a reservist and kept getting (voluntarily) reactivated.
Posted by: magpie || 10/03/2019 2:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Naval Support Activity Bahrain is a United States Navy base, situated in the Kingdom of Bahrain and is home to U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and United States Fifth Fleet
Posted by: Frank G || 10/03/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#8  You say: "More and more, one gets the feeling that the only competent, reasonably honest and at least minimally well-managed large institution in this country is our military." If that is so, why was the US in Qatar in the first place. The ruling al=Thani family has been for decades a major funder of the Muslim Brotherhood. Nonetheless, despite this knowledge, first the military and then the Clinton Foundation, Brookings and others NGOs have screwed around in Qatar.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 10/03/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#9  i feel sorry for anyone moved too shaw air base,
Posted by: chris || 10/03/2019 11:45 Comments || Top||

#10  Ref #9: i feel sorry for anyone moved too shaw air base, Posted by chris

Might be safe with 'on base' housing. Otherwise, not so much.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/03/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
#Turkey’s patience with US over safe zone in northern #Syria running out
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Why is this under "Great White North?? Is it an extremely veiled reference to oour upcoming election?? I see it refers to Northern Syria, but still . . . . . . . . ???
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 10/03/2019 1:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Good catch, dear Canuckistan sniper. Moved to the next (and proper) category, The Grand Turk. Thank you!
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/03/2019 2:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Lord, I hope if Trump wins re-election we LEAVE Turkey hanging. Kick em out of NATO, since the whole point was a Russia-counter.
Posted by: Charles || 10/03/2019 13:05 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Worldview-3 satellite of Iranian tanker Adrian Darya 1 with another tanker
Posted by: 3dc || 10/03/2019 06:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  If both of these ships were tankers, wouldn't the cargo be oil and wouldn't they be trying to get around sanctions?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/03/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  ...or avoiding environmental regulations and laws in sovereign territory.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/03/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||


Iran’s Qassem Soleimani reveals role during 2006 Hezbollah-Israel War
We had the story yesterday, but Fred’s in-lines are always worth savouring.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Major General Qassem Soleimani
, told Iranian state TV on Wednesday that he was present in Leb during the 34-day-long Hezbollah-Israel War in 2006.
"Yep. There I wuz..."
During the 90-minute-long interview, Soleimani detailed his role in advising Hezbollah as they faced off against the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).
"... so I gets him in me sights, an' I starts squeezin' off me round..."
The Quds Force commander said he was entrenched with the Hezbollah military commander at the time, Imad Moughniyeh, who was later assassinated in Damascus by Israel in 2008.
"Yessir, there we wuz, me and Imad. 'Muggsy,' we used to call him..."
He would detail how he and Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
barely escaped a bomb that struck the Lebanese group’s operations room in Beirut’s southern suburbs
"Tried to blow us up, the bustards! An' him a holy man!"
However,
a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
Soleimani said he was not deterred after the attack, as he remained inside of Leb for much of the war.
"Nah. I wasn't scared. Not me. Takes more'n a bomb or two to scare me."
Soleimani’s interview marked the first time that the commander of the Quds Force discussed his role during the 2006 War. The Quds Force commander has played a major role in several regional conflicts since 2006; these include the Iraq War (2003-2010) and Syrian Conflict (2011-Present).

Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Musta been kinda crowded with him and fatboy Nasrallah both hiding under Nsaty's daughters' bed
Posted by: Frank G || 10/03/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||


Russia denies testing S-500 system in Syria, says system could be active in 2020
[ALMASDARNEWS]
Posted by: Fred || 10/03/2019 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Didn't work all that well, huh?
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/03/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  has anyone ever scene any of these systems work?
Posted by: chris || 10/03/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Against 3rd generation and early 4th generation fighters, they work pretty well. Don't seem to work too well against 4++ gen and 5th gen fighters that have an multi-band active jammer.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/03/2019 13:34 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2019-10-03
  Breaking: Paris knife attacker kills 4 people at police headquarters
Wed 2019-10-02
  Soleimani claims he and Nasrallah barely escaped Israeli air raid in 2006
Tue 2019-10-01
  Uzbekistani militant among 64 killed, wounded in Faryab clashes
Mon 2019-09-30
  Yemeni army captured over '2000 troops', inflicted heavy casualties on Saudi army
Sun 2019-09-29
  Susan Rice: Obama Put Call Transcripts On Top Secret Server, Too
Sat 2019-09-28
  Egypt Armed Forces kills 118 takfiris in anti-terrorism operations in north, central Sinai; 10 army personnel killed, injured: Statement
Fri 2019-09-27
  US deploys air defense systems, troops to Saudi Arabia
Thu 2019-09-26
  Israeli woman stabbed near Modiin; 14-year-old Palestinian arrested
Wed 2019-09-25
  High Alert In India As JeM Cells Feared Active | Balakot Camp Reopens For Business
Tue 2019-09-24
  Iraqi court sentences 6 IS militants to death over 2013 car bomb attack
Mon 2019-09-23
  Aramco’s Repairs Could Take Months Longer Than Company Anticipates
Sun 2019-09-22
  Greek police make arrest in 1985 hijacking of TWA Flight 847
Sat 2019-09-21
  US to send troops to Saudi Arabia, hold off on striking Iran
Fri 2019-09-20
  NJ man charged with scouting landmarks for Hezbollah, trying to kill Israeli spy
Thu 2019-09-19
  Man arrested in terrorism probe told FBI he'd execute a US service member for ISIS

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