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Orange Man confirms bomb maker and terrorist Ibrahim al-Asiri is Tango Uniform
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Afghanistan
‘Not a Great Way to Start the Day' The courage and humility of a Medal of Honor recipient.
[WSJ] On Thursday morning the White House announced that President Donald Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Army Master Sgt. Matthew O. Williams for conspicuous gallantry in Afghanistan in April of 2008. It’s a good thing the President is celebrating the remarkable service of Sgt. Williams because the courageous Green Beret clearly isn’t prone to celebrating himself.

In an Army video posted today, our hero describes the ordeal he faced that day in the Shok Valley in a tone one might use to describe the challenges of installing drywall in an unfinished basement. He describes jumping out of a helicopter on to the treacherous terrain and credibly reports that it was "not a great way to start the day."

Things went downhill from there. According to the White House:
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Posted by: Besoeker || 10/11/2019 08:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-i-Islami-Hekmatyar

#1  God bless
Posted by: Frank G || 10/11/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egypt sentenced 42 people to death in September
[PRESSTV] Egypt’s government sentenced 42 people to death in September amid calls for an end to executions ordered after "unfair" trials, a report says.

The London-based al-Araby al-Jadeed newspaper reported on Wednesday that the figure was according to data provided by the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights, an independent human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
organization.

The death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
s were related to 13 different cases.

The sentencing papers of 21 other defendants in five cases were referred to the grand mufti, Egypt’s top Moslem religious authority, who reviews all death sentences.

The daily noted that Egyptian rights groups, including El Shehab for Human Rights, have launched a campaign, dubbed "Stop Executions in Egypt," on the occasion of the World Day Against the Death Penalty, which is observed every year on October 10.

The campaigners say their movement is against "unfair, political rulings against dissidents" as well as trials that are "based on fake evidence, enforced disappearance and torture the defendants said they were subjected to in order to extract confessions from them in crimes they did not commit."

"These death sentences were issued by illegal departments within the so-called terrorism departments and military courts that lack the minimum standards for fair trials as documented by the Egyptian Coordination for Rights and Freedoms, the international organizations and other rights groups."

The daily said Egyptian rights groups have reported a large-scale expansion in the use of death penalty
in Egypt as the frequency of death sentences issued in political and criminal cases increased in 2018.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
US talking with Saudi Arabia regarding Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United States is talking with its allies in 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...
regarding The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s military offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria, a senior US State Department official said.

Turkey’s assault on Syrian Kurdish forces has not breached a red line declared by President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
who demanded a "humane" offensive, the US official added on Thursday.

Asked to define what action would go beyond Trump’s vague warning, the US official said it would include "ethnic cleansing... indiscriminate artillery, air and other fires directed at civilian populations."

"That is what we’re looking at right now. We have not seen significant examples of that so far, but we’re very early," the official told news hounds on condition of anonymity.
Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Nope. Gotta agree with Ramirez on this one...

https://www.gocomics.com/michaelramirez/2019/10/11
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/11/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||


Britain
Altaf Hussain charged by UK police with terrorism offence over 2016 speech
[DAWN] Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) founder the increasingly corpulent Altaf Hussain

... The head of MQM in Pakistain, who has lived in safety and comfort in London and hasn't laid eyes on his purported homeland since about the time Caesar made corporal. Judging from the size of him, he may be a Hutt...

was on Thursday charged with a terrorism offence in a case related to his incendiary speech relayed from the United Kingdom to his followers in Pakistain on August 22, 2016.

The MQM founder, 66, was taken into police custody and later produced before the Westminster Magistrates' Court, where he was granted conditional bail.

The conditions of his bail include a bar on him to broadcast any speeches and remaining at his residence for a restricted amount of time each night. He also cannot apply for a travel document and his passport will remain in police custody.

After Hussain appeared before judge Emma Arbuthnot, the charge against him was read out. He pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) asked for Hussain to be granted conditional bail. The conditions sought included a restriction on Hussain not to broadcast any message, either video or audio, via social media, radio, TV, or internet to people in the UK or overseas concerning this case or comment on the political situation in Pakistain.

The court then entered into a recess as the lawyers for the prosecution and Hussain discussed the bail conditions further. He was subsequently granted bail.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


China-Japan-Koreas
China urges 'respect' of Syria sovereignty as Turkey attacks
[DAWN] China said on Thursday that Syria's illusory sovereignty and territorial integrity "must be respected" after Ottoman Turkish forces launched a military operation into Kurdish-controlled areas in the country's northeast.

Read: Ottoman Turkish army launches push into Syria, air strikes hit border town

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
's President His Enormity, 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. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
confirmed on Wednesday a bombardment on the region that sent thousands of civilians fleeing their homes.

The assault followed US President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
's announcement of a military pullback from the Turkey-Syria border ‐ a decision that prompted fury from US politicians, who warned withdrawing US troops could reverse gains against the murderous Moslem Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.

Erdogan links the Kurdish fighters to separatist Death Eaters at home and brands them "terrorists," with US troops effectively serving as a buffer in the region before the announcement of their withdrawal.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Down Under
Australian Jewish boy forced to kiss Muslim classmate’s shoes gets threats
[IsraelTimes] Reports say 12-year-old boy warned he’ll be slaughtered and asked if he wants to ’talk about suicide.

A Jewish boy who was forced to kneel and kiss the shoes of a Moslem classmate has been sent threatening text messages.

The messages were sent Friday after a photo of the incident were splashed across the front pages of newspapers in Australia and around the world, the Daily Mail reported. The photo was first published by the Australian Jewish News.

The messages told the 12-year-old boy that he would be slaughtered and asked if he wanted to "talk about suicide," according to the report.

Victoria Police confirmed to the Daily Mail Australia that they were investigating a report of such text messages but would not comment further.

Dvir Abramovich, chairman of B’nai B’rith’s Anti-Defamation Commission, called the threats "vile and deplorable." He said the boy’s parents now want a broader inquiry into anti-Semitism in schools.

Abramovich has helped the family to relocate the boy from Cheltenham Secondary College in suburban Melbourne to a Jewish school.

The incident did not take place on the school’s campus. Reports said a group of older students threatened the boy with violence if he did not comply.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/11/2019 01:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [294 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Victoria Police confirmed to the Daily Mail Australia that they were investigating a report of such text messages

So you all can relax.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 3:33 Comments || Top||

#2  This is why I advocate the disempowerment and active oppression of muslims. They don't deserve rights. While a person of any religion or persuasion can live peaceably with others, a muslim cannot. You show kindness to a few of them, another few shall come and defraud/harass/stab you. They teach their sons that it's good to bully others and works for the good of their entire society.

Bear with a measly number of them for a decade or two and your own citizens are fucked. Fucked. States that allow muslims equal rights are fools.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 4:27 Comments || Top||

#3  IMO, since Islam doesn't "Render into Caesar ..." it's not entitled to the protection under religious freedom. Islam should be treated as Communism, or Nazism, or Environmentalism.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 5:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Or simple criminality. A murder-rape-anarchy cult.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 5:35 Comments || Top||

#5  "Children are the mirrors of our souls, and the bringers of truth."

"So you are saying this kid has no faith in the legal or social community standards that he will have equal protection, freedom, and legal rights to resist or retaliate against another member who is actively working against those standards of behavior?"

"Fok the jew."

Feel for the kid. For the next time, and there now will be, he needs to carry an awl and sticker it right above the talus.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/11/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Feel for the kid.

Absolutely, but I won't be expending the least twinge of sympathy on the parents until they've publicly addressed their past and present beliefs on confiscation, immigration, curriculum, "justice reform" and so forth. Tired of this, "Oh my goodness, antisemitism! Right here in River City! What an astoundingly unprecedented, unpredictable, and deplorable occurrence! Government must do something immediately!" stuff.
Posted by: Percy Pelosi5907 || 10/11/2019 14:20 Comments || Top||


Australian Jewish boy forced to kiss Muslim classmate’s shoes gets threats
[IsraelTimes] *SNIP* Dupe
My bad — sorry.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Europe
Halle synagogue shooter brought to federal court, faces murder charges
Day 3. Yesterday’s report can be seen here.
[IsraelTimes] Security official says Stephan Balliet was caught 90 minutes after assault started, having maimed two others in another town.

The suspect in an attack on a German synagogue was brought before a judge at the Federal Supreme Court in the city of Karlsruhe on Thursday, ahead of expected murder charges against him.

Suspect Stephan Balliet was seen being taken from a helicopter to a vehicle under heavy guard on Thursday afternoon. He had a bandage on his neck, apparently covering a gunshot wound after he was shot by police during his arrest, and appeared to be restrained at the waist and feet.

The alleged shooter faces two counts of murder and nine counts of attempted murder for what prosecutors have described as a far-right "terror attack."

A judge placed him under arrest in pre-trial custody.

"What we experienced yesterday was terror," said Peter Frank, the chief federal prosecutor. "The suspect, Stephan B., aimed to carry out a massacre in the synagogue in Halle."

The assailant on Wednesday tried but failed to force his way into the synagogue on Yom Kippur as around 80 people were inside.

He then shot and killed a woman in the street outside and a man at a nearby kebab shop.

A German security official said the suspect was caught about 90 minutes after his assault started as he abandoned a stolen taxi following an accident involving a truck.

Holger Stahlknecht, the interior minister of Saxony-Anhalt state, said the suspect managed to drive out of Halle after killing two people and following an exchange of shots with police that left him with a neck wound.

He abandoned his car in a small nearby town, where he shot and maimed two other people. He continued southward in a stolen taxi, and was arrested as he left that vehicle following the accident. Police also seized a webcam in the car that he had used to film his attack.

Stahlknecht said the suspect wasn’t on authorities’ radar before Wednesday.

He said police arrived at the synagogue seven minutes after they were alerted to the shooting, but acknowledged that in such a situation "seven minutes feel like seven weeks."

Frank said that the suspect had around four kilograms (nearly nine pounds) of explosives in his car.

He said his weapons were "apparently homemade" and the explosives in the car were built into "numerous devices."

Frank said Sherlocks "face a lot of questions," among them how the suspect became radicalized, how he acquired weapons and explosives or obtained materials to build them, and whether anyone else encouraged him or knew about his plan.

The suspect, who livestreamed the attack on a popular gaming site while ranting in English about Jews and posted a "manifesto" online before embarking on it, "wanted to create a worldwide effect" and encourage others to imitate him, the prosecutor added.

Investigators have yet to determine how the suspect was radicalized, how he decided to carry out the attack, how he got hold of the material to build weapons and explosives, whether he had supporters or whether anyone else encouraged him or knew about his plan, he said. Prosecutors will have to sift through his communications and his activities on the darknet, a part of the internet hidden from public view.

Officials didn’t give details of the victims, who were killed outside the synagogue and in a nearby kebab shop.

Synagogues are often protected by police in Germany and have been for many years amid concerns over far-right and Islamic extremism. There has been rising concern lately about both anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism in the country.

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency says the number of anti-Semitic acts of violence rose to 48 last year from 21 the previous year. It also said the number of far-right Death Eaters rose by 100 to 24,100 people last year, with more than half of them considered potentially violent.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/11/2019 01:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [299 views] Top|| File under:

#1  First time in how long a non Islamic terror attack? My guess, we are going to hear about it endlessly. And all the anti-immigration people in Europe will be compared to Stephan Balliet. Except by neo-Nazis (who are, actually, allied to Muzzies - birds of the feather) who will point out that he didn't actually kill any Jews. And therefore, this must be a Zionist plot.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  I ask only for my personal illumination. Are there really ... Zionists ?

Not the sweet old, Temple Mount fuddy duddies and their video blogs. Actual conniving, murdering, plotters trying to bring about the razing of the 'abomination that maketh desolate' and trying to set up a stronger, unified Israeli state, without arabs or legalistic westerners mucking about. One nation.

We've seen the Javotinsky brand of military centrism which diluted into liberal ideologies and then the Likud. Then there are the several crazies like me in christianity with our own maniacal eschatological vision for Israel. I think we can safely assume that sensible nation states realize the value of powerless arabs and a stronger Israel, or the symbolic worth of islamist indigent masses barely surviving beside a flourishing non-islamic ally.

But are there actually people investing and plotting to bring that about ? I don't need info, just a yes or no shall suffice.

Well are there ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 5:31 Comments || Top||

#3  ^That would be telling, Dron66046.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 5:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, I hope there are. And the Lord be with 'em.

When I was small, my mammy used to send a cheque every few months to a Rabbi Salomon. She used to tell me they'll do something spectacular.

Then again, Gawd used to tell me He'd do something spectacular... sorty sorry It's just one o' those days for me

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 6:11 Comments || Top||

#5  Dron, for us Christians, the answer is holy conduct and godliness:

11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! (2 Peter 3:11-12)
Posted by: Tom || 10/11/2019 14:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Yes. Amen.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||


French FM calls for urgent meeting of international anti-ISIS coalition
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday called for an emergency meeting of the US-led coalition against ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
, the day after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
launched an offensive in northern Syria.

"The international coalition should meet because we are in a new situation and because the fight against ISIS (the Arabic name for ISIS) risks reigniting as ISIS was waiting for this opportunity," Le Drian said on the La Belle France 2 television channel.

Syria’s Kurds said earlier Thursday that Ottoman Turkish bombardment had hit a prison they use to house captured ISIS fighters, despite Ankara’s pledge to do nothing to undermine the campaign against the bad boys.
Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


The Grand Turk
Erdogan claims Assad killed 1 million people, calls Sisi ‘a murderer’
[ALMASDARNEWS] Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, 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. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
unleashed a verbal attack against the Saudi and Egyptian governments on Thursday after the latter two states criticized Ankara’s new military incursion in Syria.

"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...
has to look in the mirror before it criticizes the grinding of the peace processor," Erdogan said in a speech during an expanded meeting of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), as quoted by the Anatolia news agency .

"Who brought 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...
to this situation, except Saudi Arabia, and the Egyptian president in particular, has no right to speak at all, he is a killer of democracy in his country," Erdogan continued.

"I will remind them of the names, and invite them to be honest. I will start from Saudi Arabia, and say you have to look in the mirror, who brought Yemen to this situation? How is the situation in Yemen now? Did thousands of people not die in Yemen? You have to first calculate that," he said to the audience.

"Yemen is currently suffering from extreme poverty. You have destroyed every place. You have to calculate that first. You cannot interfere with us about the operation we launched in Syria to fight terrorism and preserve the territorial integrity of Syria," he concluded about Saudi Arabia.

"As for the president of the Egyptian regime. Don’t ever speak about us! You are a murderer of democracy in your country. You are a murderer!"

"It was said that Sisi met with one of them and denounced the process of the spring of peace. Our love for the Syrian people is not debatable," he continued.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  My Turkish to English translation app interprets the headline as "Only I am the True Caliph!"
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/11/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||


YPG in Syria holds Daesh terrorists as weapon: Turkey's Cavusoglu
[TWITTER]

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Condemnations pour in as Turkey continues Syria military operation, but not UNSC
[PRESSTV] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
's military operation against Kurdish forces of Evil in northeast Syria has sparked a wave of condemnations from across the world, with the UN Security Council and Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
set to hold emergency meetings.

In a post on its Twitter account early Thursday, the Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry said the troops participating in Operation Peace Spring were advancing east of the Euphrates River following a ground offensive.

Turkey's Vice President, Fuat Oktay, also took to Twitter to stress the army's resolve to keep fighting the Kurdish forces of Evil in Syria, which Ankara views as gunnies linked to local autonomy-seeking forces of Evil of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

"Turkey, acting within the framework of its rights arising from international law and the ’right of self-defense’ set out in the UN Charter, is determined to drain the swamp of terror that threatens our borders and poses a threat to the whole world," he said.

"It is our greatest expectation that the world public opinion will have the same determination in the fight against terrorist organizations," he added.

Security Council fails to pass resolution condemning Turkish invasion of Syria

[IsraelTimes] A divided UN Security Council fails to agree on a statement following a closed meeting on Turkey’s incursion into northeast Syria.

The five European council members who called today’s meeting — there are 15 member countries — urged Turkey in a joint statement afterward “to cease the unilateral military action.” They say it threatens progress against the extremist Islamic State group by a global coalition.

The Europeans warn that “renewed armed hostilities in the northeast will further undermine the stability of the whole region, exacerbate civilian suffering and provoke further displacements.”

Russia’s UN Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, whose country is a key Syrian ally, told reporters that any council statement on Syria must address broader issues, including the presence of foreign forces in the country.

US Ambassador Kelly Craft tells reporters that US President Donald Trump “has made abundantly clear” that the United States “has not in any way” endorsed Turkey’s decision to mount a military incursion in northeast Syria.
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Turkey's Erdogan threatens to send Syrian refugees to Europe
[REUTERS] President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
if European countries label the country’s military incursion in Syria as an occupation.

"We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way," Erdogan said in speech to politicians from his AK Party.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Russian women inmates ‘confess’ to lady warden’s killing
[DAWN] Three Russian women inmates of the Central Jail Gadani have confessed to their involvement in Tuesday’s killing of a young lady warden, according to police Sherlocks.

However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
they said, during the initial investigation the prisoners had not divulged the motive behind the killing.

Twenty-three-year-old Zoya Yahya was strangled to death in the women’s cell of Central Jail Gadani where she was posted on Tuesday night.

The role of the Russian trio in the shocking incident, the Sherlocks say, was revealed by two other women prisoners.

About the conduct of the Russian inmates in the prison, Gadani Jail Superintendent Shakeel Baloch told Dawn that they had never demonstrated any violent behaviour before this incident. "Their attitude with other prisoners and jail staff was quite normal."

"The reason which made them furious prompting them to kill our lady warden has not been ascertained yet," he said. "Police have registered an FIR and are interrogating the three suspects."

According to the hospital where Zoya Yahya’s body was examined, she was hit in the head and later strangled.

The superintendent said the suspects, alongwith other Russian female prisoners, were shifted from Quetta Dis­trict Jail to Gadani a few months ago.

Presently, he said, 13 Russian inmates ‐ 11 women and two men ‐ have been lodged in the Gadani prison. "They include four youngsters between the age of 10 and 16 and two children," Mr Shakeel said.

According to him, the Russians had been arrested by the FIA from the Chagai area earlier this year under the Foreign Act. They have completed their jail term and are waiting for completion of formalities for their deportation.

"They have been granted consular access and Russian diplomats from the Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
consulate have met them. Now they are waiting for completion of formalities by their consulate," the superintendant said. "On our part, we [the local jail authorities] have already completed formalities for their deportation," he added.

"However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
now they can’t be deported as they are facing a murder trial," the prison head said, adding that the Russian consulate in Karachi had been informed about the incident and involvement of the three suspects from their country in it.

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Rana Sana’s counsel says video record belies prosecution claims
[DAWN] The counsel for former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on Wednesday claimed before a Special Court for Control of Narcotics Substance (CNS) that the video record retrieved from the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Safe City Authority (PSCA) destroyed the whole story of prosecution narrated in the FIR.

Rana Sana was present in court when an official of the authority submitted a compact disc containing the video record of his vehicle.

Senior defence counsel Azam Nazir Tarar told the court that their anxiety stood vanished as the video record was now preserved with the PSCA.

Referring to the facts of the record, he said the video rejected the claim of the prosecution about alleged recovery of heroin from the suspect and weighing it on the spot and scuffle between the private guards of the suspect and the ANF personnel before the arrest.

He said as per the FIR, the vehicle of Rana Sana was stopped by the personnel at Ravi Toll Plaza at 3:25pm. Whereas, he said, the record extracted from the cameras of the PSCA showed the vehicle passing through Doctor’s Hospital on Canal Road, over 14.5km away from the place of arrest, at 3:35pm.

Advocate Tarar claimed that the whole episode narrated by the prosecution in the FIR was not humanly possible to be happened within 10 minutes only. He said it was no more a case of indictment but acquittal. Even otherwise, he said, a duty judge could not frame charges in a case.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
ANF prosecutor Kashif Javed said if a duty judge could hold trial proceedings, there was no bar to framing charges on suspects. He said the proceedings were being hijacked by the defence and the prosecution was being declared false on the basis of two or three minute’s distance.

The defence counsel quickly responded and said the case was not of a trivial nature but involved an elected representative of the people.

The prosecutor also questioned the PSCA’s policy to keep the video record relating to the suspect protected beyond its conventional limit of 30 days. He asked the court to summon the official concerned of the authority for the testimony.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


International-UN-NGOs
Europeans on UN Security Council demand Turkey halt Syria offensive
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The five Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an members of the UN Security Council called Thursday for The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
to halt its offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces.

"We are deeply concerned by the Ottoman Turkish military operation in northeast Syria," the countries ‐ La Belle France, Germany, Britannia, Belgium and Poland ‐ said in a joint statement after an emergency meeting.

"We call upon Turkey to cease the unilateral military action."
Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Or?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  A strongly worded letter perhaps?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/11/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi PM vows to reshuffle cabinet, probe into killings
[PRESSTV] Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi has promised to reshuffle his cabinet, launch a probe into the killing of protesters, and punish those who shot the demonstrators.

"We will ask the parliament to vote tomorrow on changes to ministries," the Iraqi prime minister said in a televised speech on Wednesday.

He vowed that his government will refer the names of hundreds of corrupt officials to the judiciary for investigation.

Abdul-Mahdi also declared three days of national mourning over the deaths of at least 110 people and injuries of more than 6,000 others during the recent violent festivities between security forces and demonstrators in Baghdad and the country's south.

"We gave clear orders not to use live fire but there were still victims of shooting," he said.

Protests erupted in the Iraqi capital Baghdad last week and soon spread to southern cities. Abdul-Mahdi's government has sought to address demonstrators' grievances.

On Tuesday, the government submitted a new series of reforms in an effort to respond to protests against corruption, staggering youth unemployment and poor public services.

Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet approved the second package of reforms, including distribution of residential plots of land to citizens, expansion of municipal borders of cities, and changing agricultural land into residential.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
"Kurds did not protect Christians, they persecuted them"
I think either Rantburgers don't know or forget that there are no good guys in the Middle East, and that the Syrian Arab Army is legitimately popular in Syria. Disarming a population is 100% a move of tyranny.

Of course, censorship is always an option for inconvenient truths. The Left does it all the time, it's their weapon of choice.


Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/11/2019 03:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's not a John Wayne movie. Anyone who sees what's going on in the ME in primary colors or black and white is not paying attention.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/11/2019 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Kurds were a means to an end, the sasquatch being the go-to biological weapon of America since the 80s. They misfire sometimes, sometimes they undo their leashes and bite you in the arse.

It's a Democrat conceit to be honest a gift from Prez Carter's time this doctrine of low-intensity proxy conflict and promising 'democracy' to the winner.

If they want their Kurdistan, they should fight for it. Everyone has helped them enough. If the aid and weapons supplied over the years were not pilfered by 'comrades', they could give the Turks quite a little war.

What I still don't get is why didn't those stupid bastards execute the ISIS prisoners ? They could have let the women and children below 15 live, and just ... offed the rest. What kind of faggot communists are they ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  I think the evangelicals need to be informed most about who exactly fights for what over there, since they're rather upset with the whole thing. I had a talk with many of my own friends in congregations in Indiana and Kentucky and explained the whole thing. I hope they'll tell others.

As for the video, it's source is a Syrian fake news vlogger called Mimi Yupp ! whose journalistic coups include proving Epstein as a Mossad agent and carping about the US invading Syria with the daesh as an excuse.

Many Iraqi and Syrian Kurdish groups fighting the daesh banded together with what were then being called 'christian militias', to protect churches and communities in Iraq against the rise of the daesh. Some evangelicals in America, Asia and maybe Europe (?) supported these militias and rallied behind how they were aided by the PKD backed peshmerga.

Gawd only knows if the projected accord was real or another sample of ;

'Send at least $100 to Brother Louie who'll make sure it reaches a battle weary Kurd fighting for our right to preach the majestic truths only we know ! '

Kurdistan Regional Government (Iraqi region) says it is home to over 350,000 christians. Backed by the PKD (kurdistan democratic party), it has had mutually beneficial dealings with Turkey in the recent past, with Turkey invested in the regional infra. Christians in Iraq are slightly better off because of the democratic nature of the set-up.

The Rojava (Syrian) Kurds are backed by the Communist PKK and have no such leanings. They keep stressing that the Kurds of both regions should unite into a composite Kurdistan league under of course the PKK. A libertarian, mobocracy is all that they want. Their moto of 'Azadi' is similar to that of the Kashmiri secessionists.

Since Kurds of any stripe are ultimately muslims, I neither put much faith in their claims nor their alliances or continued favor toward Christians. But they did protect christians from the daesh. So, it's grey, the situation. And going to be soon shot with scarlet and vermilion and brown of varying shades.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  United Emirates of Syria:
Democracy? Dish of bacteria?
"Shaddup and be patient!
We're building a nation
From fifty gray states of hysteria."
Posted by: Percy Pelosi5907 || 10/11/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#5  I think either Rantburgers don't know or forget that there are no good guys in the Middle East, and that the Syrian Arab Army is legitimately popular in Syria.

Gee really. Next you'll tell me these peoples have been fighting since the Uruk period.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/11/2019 10:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Gee really. Next you'll tell me these peoples have been fighting since the Uruk period.

NO! They were all peaceful and loving until the Christians crusaded against them!!! /libtard
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/11/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#7  Jews 1947 Darth
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/11/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#8  During the Turkish Genocide of Armenians, many Kurds were enthusiastic and voluntary participants and many Kurds killed Armenians as mercenaries. There were also a smaller number of Kurds who opposed the genocide and hid Armenians or helped them escape.

Beginning in the 1990s various Kurdish organizations have begun to seriously engage with this fact.
Posted by: lord garth || 10/11/2019 12:13 Comments || Top||

#9  The ONLY people in the Middle East I support are the Israelis. That's it. Honestly, if Israel crushed them all and took it over, I'd be okay with that.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/11/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Second that.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

#11  I appreciate your insights, Dron.
Posted by: KBK || 10/11/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#12  I often see the Kurds held up as some sort of valiant good guys on Rantburg. It's like you people don't know anything but what the US government tells you to think.

The Syrian Arab Army is legitimately popular and if anyone ever told you otherwise, he was lying. Hold that in mind going forward.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/11/2019 13:45 Comments || Top||

#13  Thank you, KBK.

Herb, according to you we don't know anything period.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/11/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#14  It's like you people don't know anything but what the US government tells you to think.

Thanks, Herb - I owe you a gratuitous insult next week.
Posted by: Raj || 10/11/2019 14:04 Comments || Top||

#15  Smug as a cat farting.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/11/2019 14:08 Comments || Top||

#16  So the Kurds are human: some bad, most good? F*ck off, Herb
Posted by: Frank G || 10/11/2019 19:33 Comments || Top||

#17  It's like you people don't know anything but what the US government tells you to think.

Most of us people probably already know this, but it is worth repeating: Shiny side of the tinfoil faces OUT!

Otherwise you're just concentrating the mind control rays.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/11/2019 19:55 Comments || Top||

#18  Herb, have you ever read the Anabasis? You know, the "March of the 10,000"? The Greeks -- as in ancient days of Socrates Greeks -- made their way through what's now Kurdish territory, running from the Persian army. The locals, despite also being enemies of the Persians, ambushed the freezing, starting Greeks as they made their way through.

The Kurds are the Kurds. They're people, rough and violent in a particularly violent part of the world. They're only preferable to their neighbors because their neighbors are particularly nasty.

We used them as much as they used us. They knew we wouldn't stay there forever -- if they didn't, then the Vietnamese would have told them.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/11/2019 20:22 Comments || Top||


UN chief expresses ‘deep concern’ over Turkish offensive in Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] UN Secretary General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
on Thursday expressed "deep concern" and called for a "de-escalation" of the spiraling violence in Syria, a day after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
launched an offensive in Kurdish-controlled areas.

"I want to express my deep concern about the escalation of conflicts we are witnessing in eastern Syria," Antonio Guterres told a presser in Copenhagen.

"At the present moment what we must do is to make sure that we have a de-escalation and of course I’m worried," Guterres said.

He said any solution to the conflict must "respect the illusory sovereignty of the territory and the unity of Syria."

His remarks came as the five Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an members of the UN Security Council ‐ La Belle France, Germany, Britannia, Belgium, and Poland ‐ called on Ankara to halt its "unilateral" military operation against Syrian Kurdish forces.

The Ottoman Turkish military, supported by Syrian proxies, began its offensive in northeastern Syria on Wednesday, shortly after the US withdrew its troops from the area ‐ a move which effectively saw America abandon its Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Turkey says its operation is aimed at pushing back Syrian Kurdish forces, which it considers "terrorists", and establishing a "safe zone" for the return of Syrian refugees.

But the intervention has sparked international anger, raising fears of a new refugee crisis and concern that thousands of forces of Evil being held in Syrian Kurdish prisons could use the opportunity to escape.

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Watch out, Recep - the 'sternly worded letter' is next!
Posted by: Raj || 10/11/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||


Turkish op to avoid a terror state in Syria: Erdogan
[Hurriyet Daily News] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s Operation Peace Spring will prevent the YPG from forming a terrorist state within Syrian territory, President His Enormity, 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. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
has said, assuring the world on the continued fight against ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
"The objective of our operation is to avoid the establishment of a terror state in the south. That’s what we are working for," Erdogan told at a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Oct. 10, a day after the start of the cross-border operation.

Erdogan sought to respond to criticism and strong statements against the Ottoman Turkish move by prominent Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
countries as well as some leading Arab nations.

"Just like other operations conducted by Turkey, the objective of the Peace Spring is to contribute to the territorial integrity and political unity of Syria. It’s quite obvious that one can talk about the territorial integrity and political unity of this country while one-fourth of its territories are under the occupation of the PKK/YPG," Erdogan said.

Turkey recognizes the YPG as the Syrian offshoot of the PKK, and therefore as terrorists.

Turkey has no problem with the Kurds in Syria but with the terror organizations like the PKK, YPG and ISIS, Erdogan said, underlining that Turkey still hosts around 300,000 Syrian Kurds who have fled the violence of the YPG and the Syrian regime.

"Let’s first see this. They are still in our country. Why don’t we talk about it? America does not see this, nor does the EU. To whom will we explain all these? Then we should tell this to our own people. There is a political party at the parliament which takes support from a terror organization. They will never see but we will let them see one way or another," Erdogan said, referring to the People’s Democratic Party (HDP).

In reference to the HDP, Erdogan said: "You cannot describe our operation as an invasion. You cannot depict our army as an invading force."

The operation aims at restoring order and stability along the Ottoman Turkish-Syrian border from the Manbij area to the Iraqi border as a safe zone where Syrians will be able to be resettled, Erdogan said, repeating his calls on EU countries to support the plan.
Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Syria's deputy FM says Damascus will not open talks with Kurdish forces which "betrayed" the country and were supported by US
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Either all countries in Persian Gulf will benefit from security or suffer its absence: Zarif
[PRESSTV] Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohamad Javad Zarif, has highlighted the significance of maintaining security in the Persian Gulf, saying that either all countries in the region will benefit from security or all will be deprived of it.

In an article in the Kuwaiti al-Rai newspaper on Thursday, Zarif said that the security and stability of the Persian Gulf is an indispensable necessity in ensuring access to international markets. He added that regional security and stability has been maintained by the regional countries themselves for centuries.

Provision of security to the region is the prime responsibility of all regional countries and should be maintained without foreign interference, said Zarif.

He underlined the need for a "new discourse" now that the region is facing increasing threats and challenges, calling on regional countries to shoulder their responsibility to save the region which he said is "on the brink of destruction".
Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


World reacts to #Turkey’s military aggression in northeast #Syria
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  World reacts to #Turkey’s military aggression in northeast #Syria

76 people talking about this


What am I missing? I must be missing something.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/11/2019 3:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course they're talking, talk is cheap.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/11/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||



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