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91 protesters killed by Iraqi police over week of demonstrations
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Arabia
Saudi-led coalition, mercenaries looted over 18 million barrels of Yemen oil last year
[PRESSTV] The Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i oil ministry affiliated with the Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
s says countries of the Saudi-led coalition and their mercenaries looted more than 18 million barrels of the country’s oil exports last year.

Speaking at a presser in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Saturday, Ahmed Daris said the coalition "looted more than 18 million barrels of oil exports last year and sent their money to the Saudi National Bank," Yemen's Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported.

Daris also called on the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
to shoulder its responsibility in facilitating the release of oil shipments detained by the Saudi-led coalition waging war on the impoverished nation.

He warned the Saudi-led coalition that the continued detention of the oil tankers will further motivate Yemeni people to join anti-Saudi frontlines.

"Free oil tankers, our people will not surrender to the continued detention, but this will be an incentive to move to frontlines," he said.

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...
and its allies launched military campaign on Yemen in March 2015 with the aim of reinstalling the government of former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and crushing the Houthi Ansarullah movement.

Yemen’s southern areas are controlled by Saudi-backed officials of the former Yemeni government. Saudi Arabia has taken control over the provinces' seaports and airports, using them to deploy hundreds of troops in the region.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  so,that's what happens in war.
Posted by: chris || 10/06/2019 11:10 Comments || Top||


Washington accomplice in Saudi-led military aggression: Al-Houthi
[PRESSTV] Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...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 legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. 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 They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
Ansarullah movement say the United States is hindering peace efforts in Yemen, describing Washington as an accomplice in the Saudi-led military aggression against his country.

Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the chairman of the Supreme Revolutionary Committee of Yemen, made the remarks in an interview with the Ottoman Turkish daily Gazeteduvar on Saturday.

He said that aggression against Yemen will not end until the US, Israel, Britannia, and La Belle France ends their support for the aggressors.

Al-Houthi added that Yemeni forces are fighting in line with right to self defense, while stressing that the Houthi supreme political council welcomed any dialogue aimed at achieving peace.

He described as a "war crime" the Saudi-led blockade of his country which "has created the worst humanitarian crisis ever.”
Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Probe into deadly stabbing at Paris police HQ handed to anti-terror prosecutor
[IsraelTimes] French detectives on Friday referred the investigation into a knife rampage by a staffer at Gay Paree police headquarters that left four colleagues dead to anti-terrorist prosecutors, sources said.

Three coppers and an administrative worker ‐ three men and a woman ‐ died in the frenzied 30-minute attack on Thursday at the police headquarters, a stone’s throw from the Notre-Dame cathedral in the historic heart of Gay Paree.

The assailant, a 45-year-old computer expert, was eventually rubbed out by police.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Protesters burn United States, NATO flags during Pompeo's visit in Athens
[TWITTER]
According to the Daily Mail, it was the Communists’ turn to protest.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ironically, Greece is one of the few NATO "allies" that pays its fair share of the burden. Poland, UK, one of the Baltic states.

The rest of them are ungrateful freeloading assholes who need to be cut loose and told to pay for their own fucking defense.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/06/2019 4:01 Comments || Top||

#2  it was the Communists’ turn to protest.

I think it is nice that they are taking turns. But the whole thing sounds a bit formulaic, like a tradition rather than a protest protest like Hong Kong.

Greece has had indigenous Commies since Commies became a thing. They have gotten stuck at a economic point where Communism still seems like a good idea. Prolly inefficiencies due to endemic corruption (aka scamming) would be my guess.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/06/2019 8:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Once bought a few cans of Greek surplus .30-06, only a few cans left as they shot off most of it at the ETA in the 50's
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/06/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Time to dial down the aid.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/06/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  They'll never forgive the U.S. for not letting them become a Soviet satellite.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/06/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#6  From Russia with love swarm the marbles
To warm in the sun their bare yarbles!
Imagine the surges
Through cute little churches
Of sturgeons with sun-whitened barbels!

As over the classic landscape waft the scents of rosemary, thyme, and Soviet suntanning products.
Posted by: Ebbomp Thomort8175 || 10/06/2019 15:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Just following the lead from America's universities and college campuses.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/06/2019 18:54 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
US warns Turkey over offshore drilling near Cyprus
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] There are rules in exploring energy resources in the Mediterranean Sea, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday, warning The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
not to engage in drilling activity that is "illegal" and "unacceptable."

"We’ve made clear that operations in international waters are governed by a set of rules. We’ve told the Turks that illegal drilling is unacceptable and we’ll continue to take diplomatic actions to ... ensure that lawful activity takes place," he said during a visit to Greece.

"No country can hold Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
hostage," Pompeo told a press briefing.

Tensions between Cyprus and Turkey over offshore drilling have intensified after Ankara sent a drilling ship to an area already licensed by Nicosia to Italian and French energy companies.

Earlier on Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis urged the United States to use its clout to defuse tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, where Cyprus and Turkey are locked in a dispute over offshore rights.

Mitsotakis told Pompeo that Ottoman Turkish moves south of the island in recent days were a "flagrant violation" of Cyprus’ sovereign rights.

Turkey and Greece are allies in NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
but long at loggerheads over Cyprus, which has been ethnically split between Greek and Ottoman Turkish Cypriots since 1974.

"The United States have a particular interest in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Cyprus is only asking for the self-evident, the implementation of international law," Mitsotakis told Pompeo, who is visiting Greece on the last leg of a trip to southern Europe.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  it's getting bout time too put Turkey in it's place
Posted by: chris || 10/06/2019 11:04 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
‘Don't Forget Kargil's Lesson', Musharraf Warns India
[Tribune.PK] ISLAMABAD: All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Chairman Pervez Musharraf has cautioned New Delhi against war rhetoric against Pakistan, saying that India should not forget what the lesson taught to them in the Kargil war.
I don't know how he chooses to remember the darn thing, but all we learnt was - don't let 'em just leave even when they're running.
The former military ruler was addressing party workers on the APML's founding day in Islamabad via telephone from Dubai on Sunday.

He said that Pakistan's desire for peace should not be seen as weakness, adding,"The Pakistan armed forces are ready to give a befitting response to any Indian misadventure."

Musharraf slammed Indian politicians and military commanders for ramping up tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours with their "irresponsible statements."

He referred to the battle of Kargil back in 1999, in which he claimed India was compelled to seek US mediation to end the conflict.

The former president said Kashmir is in the blood of Pakistani nation. "We will continue to stand by our Kashmiri brethren no matter what."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/06/2019 16:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Meh. According to Wikipedia, Pakistan lost the Kargil Conflict. And they lost it in only two months, so I’m not sure what threat the former president of Pakistan intends to communicate here — “Don’t beat the pants off us again”?
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 20:47 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm too lazy to look it up, but didn't India beat Pakistan several times? Perhaps Dron can enlighten us,if he's up.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/06/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||

#3  I believe India beat Pakistan every time, Rambler, and once in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, as well.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 22:26 Comments || Top||


Taliban meet US peace envoy for first time since ‘dead' deal
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ‐ The Taliban met with a U.S. envoy in the Pakistani capital, a Taliban official said Saturday, the first such encounter since President Donald Trump announced a month ago that a seemingly imminent peace deal to end Afghanistan’s 18-year war was dead.

The official offered few details of Friday’s meeting between peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad and the Taliban delegation led by Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the movement that was ousted in 2001 by the U.S.-led coalition. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the news media.

U.S. officials have been keen to say peace talks haven’t resumed, at least not now in Islamabad. Still, the meeting is noteworthy as the United States seeks an exit from what has become its longest military engagement. More than 14,000 U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan and Trump has repeatedly expressed his frustration with their continued deployment, complaining they have taken on the duties of policing the country, a job he said the Afghan government needed to do.

Khalilzad has been in Islamabad for much of the week meeting with senior government officials in what the U.S. State Department described as follow-up meetings to those he held in New York during last month’s U.N. General Assembly session. At the time, he met Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who has been calling for a resumption of peace talks.

The Taliban delegation led by Mullah Baradar __one of its more powerful members __ arrived separately in the Pakistani capital for meetings with government officials that they said were being held to discuss a wide range of political issues relating to the more than 1.5 million Afghans still living as refugees in Pakistan.

Baradar was arrested in Pakistan in 2010 in a joint Pakistani-CIA operation after he secretly opened peace talks with then-Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a move that attempted to sideline Pakistan and went against U.S. policy, which did not support talks with the Taliban.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/06/2019 04:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


JUI-F chief won’t be able to exploit ‘religious card’: PM
[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman would not be able to exploit "religious card" against the government at the behest of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N).

Talking to a select group of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leaders who are frequently seen in TV talk shows, the prime minister expressed no fear of the JUI-F’s call for Islamabad lockdown on Oct 27.

“The prime minister was of the view that PPP and PML-N are pretending that they are not taking part in the lockdown programme, but in fact both parties are backing him [Maulana Fazl] and providing him money to meet their own designs,” a close aide to PM Khan told Dawn after the meeting.

According to him, the prime minister lamented that Maulana Fazl was using innocent children of Madressahs (seminaries) against the government, but he [JUI-F chief] should realise that after the victory of the government’s stance on the Kashmir issue in the recently held United Nations General Assembly session, he would not be able to exploit the “religious card”.

The PM’s aide quoted Mr Khan as saying: “The government believes that students of seminaries are our own children, but they are being misguided by people like Fazlur Rehman.”

According to him, the prime minister said the PPP and PML-N were not directly joining the lockdown move because if it failed they would not be blamed, but the JUI-F. He said the meeting agreed that Maulana Fazl had received a heavy amount of money from both PPP and PML-N to fulfil their agendas against the government.

Talking about news of a possible deal between the government and the opposition, the prime minister reiterated that no concession would be given to those who had plundered national wealth. “Khan Sahib will never go for any deal with former rulers,” the PM’s aide said.

The prime minister apprised the meeting of his forthcoming visit to China on Oct 7-8, which will mainly focus on the revival of stalled projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


PM Imran cautions AJK residents against crossing LoC to aid occupied Kashmir struggle
[DAWN]
Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


'War' against government will only end after its fall, says Fazlur Rehman
[DAWN] Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one that was led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spent more time running his madrassah until his secretary rubbed him out in a jealous rage. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
Fazl (JUI-F) chief Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
on Saturday likened his upcoming 'Azadi' March to a "war", which he said would "only end when the government falls".
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Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami


Standstill in Kashmir enters third month
[PRESSTV] It has been two months since New Delhi has scrapped the special status from its part of Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
and put the Moslem-majority region under direct control of federal rule.

Reluctant to accept what Kashmiri people call India’s unilateral decision, Kashmir has come to a complete halt since August. People have shunned businesses, shops and educational institutions in protest to India’s move; while India has imposed toughest-ever security clampdown, arrested thousands and scuttled communications to thwart any possible protests against the decision.

Despite facing global criticism over Kashmir situation, in the past two months India has failed to reach out to the people of the region. Analysts say India’s move has further disillusioned Kashmiri people, especially the youth.

Despite India’s efforts to restore normality in Kashmir, the region remains tense as people are reluctant to accept India’s move to put the region under its New Delhi’s direct control.

In the absence of international assistance, many fear Kashmir might once again become a hotbed of resistance movements, paving the way for an altercation between nuclear-armed India and Pakistain. Experts say more international efforts are needed to make peace a reality and avert more turbulent times for the region.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Iran calling journalists covering Iraq protests CIA and Israeli spies.
[Twitter-Fars]
Posted by: 3dc || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
'Where's the Qatari money?' Hamas facing growing criticism in Gaza
[Ynet] Recent spike in injuries among Paleostinian youths dispatched by terror group to protest at Israeli border fence has led to a rise in complaints about the Strip's rulers, as Gazooks see double standard in opportunities and funding

As injuries increase, so does the criticism towards Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, and its policy of sending young men to riot at the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
fence in exchange for small amounts of money or food, while the organization's heads are taking the Qatar
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 01:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "Go to the Gaza fence, take a bullet, lose a leg, earn fifty bucks!"

Am I an asshole for laughing at that?
Posted by: Raj || 10/06/2019 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  nah
Posted by: chris || 10/06/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||


Resistance only way to restore Palestinians’ rights: Islamic Jihad leader
[PRESSTV] The secretary general of Paleostine’s Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
Movement says resistance forces will continue their fight against Israel’s occupation of their land until full restoration of their rights.

Ziyad al-Nakhaleh made the remarks during a speech in the occupied Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip on Saturday, addressing tens of thousands of Paleostinians participating in a massive rally held in commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the establishment of the movement.

The march, held in Gaza City, was attended by Islamic Jihad leaders, and hundreds of fighters from the al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Islamic Jihad.

"Gaza, which has always been oppressed, is now a cornerstone and front to be reckoned with in the equations of war," said Nakhaleh, adding that the blockaded enclave represents "the vigor of its men and its resistance, and the steadfastness of its people."

He further hailed the Islamic Jihad’s capability to deter any threat posed by enemies, stressing that today Gaza "is besieging the occupation despite its poverty, it is imposing new facts, breaking old theories, and will remain steadfast."

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  One day the World will wake up and discover that Gaza no longer exists. And they'll all say "See, we always knew that Der Juden are monsters!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  And then some will ask "What took you so long?"

I'm starting to think the Paleos have actually given up on the Paleostine thing and are just doing this to annoy the Juice.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/06/2019 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  It was never the "Palestine", Steven.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  There almost was, but the paleos wanted to kill joos more than they wanted a country and so they rejected Israel's offer.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 10/06/2019 13:24 Comments || Top||

#5  There almost was,

..several times, etc. Which is why there is no interest on the Israeli side in negotiations now, nor will be until the Palestinians have seriously spent years in confidence-building measures, demonstrating to Israel that they mean it and can be trusted.

On second thought, given the hudna thingy, that may take several generations of work by the Palestinians...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 20:52 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
In apparent swap, Iran frees Australian travel bloggers charged with spying
[IsraelTimes] Simultaneous with return of Jolie King and Mark Firkin, Iranian state TV reports release of scientist detained by Australia for buying defense system from US.

In a possible swap, an Australian-British blogger and her fiancé returned home Saturday after being freed from a three-month detention in Iran.

The couple, Jolie King and Mark Firkin, returned to Australia after all charges against them were dropped.

At the same time, Iran’s state TV reported that an Iranian scientist, Reza Dehbashi,
...more completely Reza Dehbashi Kivi ...
who was detained for 13 months in Australia over purchasing a defense system for his country from the United States, had returned home.

"We are extremely happy and relieved to be safely back in Australia with those we love," the Australian couple said in a statement. "While the past few months have been very difficult, we know it has also been tough for those back home who have been worried for us."

They thanked the Australian government for helping secure their release.

There was no immediate acknowledgment Saturday by Iranian officials or in the country’s state media of the couple’s release. However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
that has happened in previous cases.

Iranian TV said that the Australian judiciary had planned to send Dehbashi to the US but that he was released through Tehran’s diplomatic efforts.

The couple spent almost three months in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison after they were arrested for flying a drone near a military zone without a license.

Before their arrest, they had been globe-trotting for two years and documenting their travels on Instagram and YouTube.

They requested privacy as they seek to "get back to [their] normal lives."

"We know there are others who remain in detention in Iran, including a fellow Australian, and believe intense media coverage may not be helpful for efforts to bring them home," they said.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne said the government continued to seek the return of a third Australian, Melbourne University lecturer Kylie Moore-Gilbert,
...Cambridge-educated lecturer in aislamic Studies...
who has been in detention since October 2018.

Payne described her situation as "very complex."

"She has been detained for some considerable time, and has faced the Iranian legal system and has been convicted and sentenced," Payne said, adding the government did not accept the spying charges against her.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  So, Iran got back an actual spy and Oz got back a couple of fruitcakes. Nice swap. One side of it, anyway...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/06/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||


Turkey will carry out military operation east of Euphrates: Erdogan
[ALMASDARNEWS] Ottoman Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday that his country would carry out a military air and ground operation east of the Euphrates river in Syria.

"We’ve made our preparations, we’ve made our operation plans, given the necessary instructions", the politician said, adding that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
would launch the ops "as soon as today or tomorrow".

The news comes as Washington and Ankara are working together to establish a so-called safe zone in Syrian territories they control; however, Turkey repeatedly complained that the American side is stalling the process.

Erdogan announced the operation against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in January but postponed it after a phone conversation with US President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
According to Turkey, the Kurdish Lions of Islam in Syria are part of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has fought to create Kurdish autonomy since the 1980s. In 2013, the PKK and Ottoman Turkish authorities agreed on a ceasefire, but it collapsed two years later when Ankara blamed several attacks on the group.

Posted by: Fred || 10/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [900 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Like I said above, interesting.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/06/2019 8:53 Comments || Top||


Russia 'invites' Iran envoy to ministry over journalist arrest
[PRESSTV] Russia’s Foreign Ministry says it has "invited" Iran's ambassador to Moscow to clarify the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a Russian journalist in the Iranian capital Tehran on suspicion of espionage.

Mehdi Sanaei was "invited to the foreign ministry to quickly clarify the circumstances" and ensure the rights of journalist Yulia Yuzik are observed, ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Friday.

The Iranian ambassador told Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov that Yuzik were tossed into the calaboose to be questioned but "would soon be released," according to a statement by the ministry later Friday.

Yuzik, 38, who worked for several prominent Russian publications, was arrested in her hotel room on Wednesday.

"She has been detained on suspicion of having ties to Israeli intelligence services," said a front man for the Russian embassy in Tehran, citing her mother.

"The representative of Russia's consulate is now at the Iranian foreign ministry trying to resolve this issue," said journalist Boris Voitsekhovskiy, identified by Russian media as Yuzik's ex-husband.

Moscow and Tehran enjoy strong bilateral ties and have been working in a strategic partnership format on their issues of mutual interest.

Russia has been critical of Washington’s exit from a 2015 multilateral deal with Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and re-imposition of harsh sanctions against the Islamic Theocratic Republic.

The two countries have also been assisting Syria in its efforts to uproot terrorist groups that have been wreaking havoc on the Arab state since 2011 with the backing of Washington and its regional allies.

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#1  I wonder if they've repeated the scenario with rogue nuclear missile and Qom?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't eat the soup.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 10/06/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||


Iran Armed Forces prepared to give firm response to any threats: Commander
[PRESSTV] The head of the Iranian Army’s Strategic Studies Center says the country's Armed Forces are prepared to give a firm response to enemies' threats.

"All the enemies' moves at the borders and inside and outside the region on the ground, in the air and at sea are being carefully monitored through different systems," Brigadier General Ahmadreza Pourdastan said on Saturday.

"Warnings sent by [Iran's] Armed Forces have undermined the willpower of the Americans and led to deterrence," he added.

He noted that the downing of an intruding US drone in June gave a "very strong warning" to the Americans because they sought to wage a "limited war in the region" but their unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by a domestically-manufactured Iranian missile.

On June 20, Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
shot down an intruding American spy drone in the southern coastal province of Hormozgan.

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#1  The firm responses mainly consist of dying in place? Finding a sudden need to change underwear? Cowing in fear?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 10/06/2019 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  They are the equivalent of the guy who has too yank their shirt off when getting into a street fight. All huff an puff then usually get the shit beat out of em.
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Over 500 Children Died During Illegal Migration in Past Year: MoJ
[ToloNews] The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has said that over 362,000 Afghan refugees so far this year have been repatriated from Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and Pakistain.

The Afghan Ministry of Justice (MoJ) on Thursday said that at least 534 children--40 girls among them-- bit the dust while illegally migrating or being smuggled across borders over the past year.

Officials from the MOJ’s committee dealing with human trafficking and migrant smuggling, in a new report have stated that last year nearly 900 Afghan citizens bit the dust while attempting to reach Iran and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
"In our opinion there are certain factors such as war, poverty, unemployment, lack of awareness among the people about the damages of the illegal migration and human smuggling that need to be tackled as threats," said minister of justice Abdul Baseer Anwar.

Moreover, many Afghans who spent significant sums of money and faced serious danger to reach new countries illegally, are being sent back in large numbers.

Officials from th International Organization for Migration (IOM) have said that over 362,000 Afghan refugees so far this year have been repatriated from Iran and Pakistain.

According to IOM, over 14,000 Afghans from Turkey and another 1,400 from Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an countries have been either forced to leave or were voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan during the current year.

"Compared to 2018, the repatriation of Afghans from Iran and Pakistain have decreased, in 2018, over a million Afghans returned to their country. But the repatriation of Afghans from Turkey and European countries has increased," said Mohammad Hadees Pardees, deputy front man for the IOM in Kabul.

But the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) has said that the government is doing all it can to combat the trend.

"The Ministry of Interior has taken solid steps to prevent human trafficking--we have nabbed hundreds of individuals and those involved in human smuggling," said Nusrat Rahmi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior.

Afghans are at the top of the list for most illegal migrants colonists.

Analysts say that war, violence and poverty are among key factors behind the trend.
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#1  A parent's top priority should be creating a safe and healthy environment for their children. Here we have wackos saying they won't have children because of gerbil worming. There you have wackos serially procreating in a place with no clean water or basic sanitation. To say nothing of the muzzist murder cult all around them.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/06/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  MM, google "r-strategists"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Quantity over quality lost the cold war for the USSR. Will we be so lucky twice?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/06/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  And kids like Shaved Guevara here prove you can have low quantity / low quality at the same time.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/06/2019 10:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Shaved Guevara here???
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 15:03 Comments || Top||

#6  David Hogg's fellow Parkland attention whore
Posted by: Frank G || 10/06/2019 15:13 Comments || Top||

#7  R-strategists, I love it. I'm adding that to my repertoire.

So, is the Abortion Debate over whether some people can be free to chose to identify as K-Strategists ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/06/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#8  Imagine what a hell Afghanistan must be, for people to have to migrate to Pakistain and Turkey ! And how absolutely intolerable must those people be, to be deported back to Afghanistan !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/06/2019 15:21 Comments || Top||


#10  Or, there are lots of articles about sex-imbalance in China as a result of one child policy
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/06/2019 15:47 Comments || Top||



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