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Pence announces ceasefire at the US Embassy in Turkey.
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Afghanistan
458 civilians killed, wounded in Taliban attacks targeting election process: UNAMA
[KhaamaPress] The United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) announced Tuesday that the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacks on election process across Afghanistan killed or maimed 458 civilians.

According to a special UNAMA report, the attacks by Taliban group killed 85 civilians and injured at least 373 others.

The report further added that the Taliban attacks during the day of elections on 28th of September killed 28 civilians and maimed 249 others.

The report also added that the children formed more than one-third of the civilians casualties.

"These attacks, along with public statements made by the Taliban, revealed a deliberate campaign intended to undermine the electoral process and deprive Afghan citizens of their right to participate in this important political process, freely and without fear," said Tadamichi Yamamoto, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Afghanistan. "Many Afghan people, however, defied the threats and cast their votes ‐ brave acts that I commend."

Yamamoto further added "Deliberate acts of violence against voters, election workers, campaigners, election rally sites and polling centres are completely unacceptable."

He also added that "Widespread or systematic attacks against civilian populations may constitute crimes against humanity; the United Nations unequivocally condemns them."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 01:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
China vows to probe use of its drones by Haftar's forces in Libya
“Did you use our drones, General Round Eyes?”
“Oh no no no - perish the thought! We used local knock-offs of your excellent style. Here is an envelope full of the copyright fees — in cash, of course.”
“Hokay then. Just making sure.”
[Libya Observer] The Chinese chargé d'affaires in Libya said China is investigating the use of its drones in the fighting in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
The Chinese chargé d'affaires said that his country as a permanent member at the Security Council is committed to the UN resolutions as well as to having firm relations with Libya, the Presidential Council's Foreign Ministry said.

This comes after the Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the Chinese chargé d'affaires in Libya calling for the investigation into the drones that were sold to the UAE and used by Haftar to strike civilians in Tripoli.

"This is based on the Foreign Ministry's efforts to hold the countries that violate Security Council resolutions to account." The Foreign Ministry explained.

Haftar's forces are totally reliant on airpower, especially the Chinese Wing Loong drones, which are provided by the UAE to its ally Haftar with experts operating the drones on the ground in Libya's al-Jufra airbase, according to sources from Volcano of Rage operation.
Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Ministry of Justice vows to prosecute perpetrators of Al-Furnaj massacre
[Libya Observer] The Ministry of Justice confirmed that its competent task forces had monitored and documented the horrific crime of al-Furnaj and all similar incidents in which non-combatants were killed.

The ministry said in a statement that the perpetrators of this crime would be prosecuted internally, otherwise through the International Criminal Court (ICC).

"Such offence amount to war crimes, which do not fall into the statute of limitations," the ministry has stated, underlining that it would not hesitate to cooperate with the ICC to ensure that those responsible for such crimes are brought before the court; should circumstances prevent their prosecution before the national judiciary.
Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Gazans call on Saudi Arabia to free imprisoned relatives
[IsraelTimes] Several families of Paleostinian detainees imprisoned by 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...
are holding a rare protest in 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...
and are calling on Riyadh to free them.

The families are gathered outside the International Committee of the Red Thingy office in Gaza City, holding banners against the detention and calling for an end to their "torture" in Saudi prisons.

Most of the nearly 50 detainees are believed to be affiliated with Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,, the Islamic terrorist group that controls Gaza.

Hamas says Saudi authorities intensified a crackdown on the Islamist group’s supporters in the kingdom this year. It apparently came as Hamas announced it has fully restored ties with Iran, Riyadh’s archrival in the region.

Hamas says Saudi Arabia arrested the Paleostinians for collecting donations for Paleostinian charities, not on security charges.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Yemeni government, Southern Transition Council expected to sign deal
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
’s government and the Southern Transition Council are expected to sign an agreement ending a standoff in the southern port city of Aden on Thursday 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...
, according to documents seen by Al Arabiya’s sister channel Al Hadath.

According to sources, the two sides will sign the final draft of the deal, named the "Jeddah Agreement," on Thursday brokered by Saudi Arabian efforts.

The expected agreement, according to a draft document obtained by Al Hadath, includes restructuring solutions related to security, military and political aspects of a government under the support and direct supervision of the Arab Coalition.

On the political side, the draft deal refers to the restructuring of the government equally between the north and the south according to the outcomes of the national dialogue and the involvement of all groups under the southern movement.

The STC had taken over the Yemeni government’s military camps in Aden in August. After a warning from Arab Coalition, the council agreed to a ceasefire.

The deal will also see power remaining with currently President Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, who will nominate a prime minister and the ministers under several portfolios.

According to a report from pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat, the signing of the agreement will see the attendance of UN Special Envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths.

Saudi Arabia has hosted indirect talks between the Yemeni government and the STC to rebuild the coalition fighting against 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...
movement that expelled Hadi’s government from the capital Sanaa five years ago.

STC leader Aidarous al-Zubaidi, who has been involved in the month-long talks in the Red Sea city of Jeddah, headed to Riyadh on Wednesday, according to a post on his Twitter account.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Britain
Woman charged in London with planning to bomb St Paul's cathedral
[Jpost] LONDON - A woman appeared in court on Wednesday charged with terrorism offenses including scoping out St Paul's cathedral as a possible bomb target.

Safiyya Amira Shaikh, 36, was remanded in custody at Westminster Magistrates' Court to appear again at the Old Bailey court on Nov. 1, police said.

Shaikh, of Hayes, west London, was charged with preparing terrorist acts between August and October this year including making contact with someone she believed could help her make explosives.

The preparations also included traveling to London and staying at a hotel to conduct reconnaissance, police added in a statement.

The statement of charges said she "noted the hotel’s suitability as a target for a bomb (and) attended St Paul’s to scope it, for security and for the best place to plant a second bomb."

She is also charged with preparing the words of a pledge of allegiance to Islamic State.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/17/2019 01:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Well done, g(r)omgoru. Once again you’ve beaten me to the post. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 6:41 Comments || Top||

#2  What really caused the Notre Dame fire?
Updates?
Posted by: Lex || 10/17/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#3  It's the 7 hours diff, TW
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/17/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#4  St. Paul's is also home to the American Memorial Chapel, so that would have been a bit of a two-fer. But what could her motives have been? She was probably mentally disturbed.
Posted by: Matt || 10/17/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#5  What really caused the Notre Dame fire ?

I wouldn't be surprised if it was an 'act of Gawd', but the French should have used it to rally around for the protection of churches and waved it in muslim faces like they do islamophobia.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/17/2019 10:36 Comments || Top||


Europe
Denmark Introduces Permanent Border Controls with Sweden Due to Gang Violence
[Breitbart] The Danish government will introduce permanent border controls with Sweden due to the rising tide of gang violence plaguing the Scandinavian country.
Unmentioned in this article is the fact that most of the Swedish gangs are Muslim colonists of one provenance or another, fighting each other and the natives for prominence.
Justice minister Nick Hekkerup said on Thursday that the threat from Swedish organised gang violence means Denmark must enact stricter border controls with its northern neighbour, Swedish broadcaster SVT reports.

"Organised crime from Sweden is central here. We have seen a worrying development in Sweden with explosions and increased violence," Hekkerup said. "We have been monitoring this and decided to strengthen border protection against Sweden," he added.

The decision also comes after Swedish residents were implicated in two major criminal incidents earlier this year in Denmark, the most notable event being the bombing of the Tax Authority at Østerbro in Copenhagen in August that destroyed much of the facade of the office building.

A 22-year-old man from the multicultural Swedish city of Malmö, which lies close to the border with Denmark, was later arrested in connection with the bombing. Last month, another suspect, again, a Swedish national, was arrested at Copenhagen airport.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2019 07:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [428 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Having your usual? Schengen on the shingle, coming right up.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2019 7:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Gee, a border wall... how bout that Scandinavian socialism.....?
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/17/2019 9:18 Comments || Top||

#3  " Socialist: A communist in a white shirt."
Posted by: Clyde Dribble8052 || 10/17/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  A new permanent addition to the travel advisory evaluation matrix - Multiculturalism level.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/17/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Pete sends:

Large parts of Malmo have taken over by Muslim radicals as I’ve read, so much so that the police have effectively ceded control. That sort of concentration calls for what they used to call a neutron bomb, I would suggest. There’s nothing as suicidal as a fantasy-besotted European liberal – the people that have facilitated the mass migration of Muslim barbarians whose intent is to destroy their hosts.




Posted by: Besoeker || 10/17/2019 14:31 Comments || Top||

#6  A vision of smoke from a funnel
For Islambard "Caliphate" Brunnel
Who wakes from his dream
And begins to raise steam
For a trip to this great Western tunnel.
Posted by: Goober Bumble3773 || 10/17/2019 18:49 Comments || Top||

#7  For being wedged directly between Sweden and Germany, Denmark has kept their heads on remarkably well through all of this (not perfectly, of course, but better than I would have expected).
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 10/17/2019 19:54 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Protestant work ethic, plus
... common sense, plus
resilience & cunning of a small country that watches bigger neighbors overreach again and again ...
Posted by: Lex || 10/17/2019 20:19 Comments || Top||


More Afghans Migrating To Europe From Iran Than Syrians: Report
[ToloNews] Afghans are migrating 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...
to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
which makes them the largest group of illegal migrants colonists entering the EU.

More Afghans than Syrians have migrated to the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
so far this year, according to the latest data from the EU border agency Frontex.

While the EU fears a new wave of asylum-seekers from Syria following The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s attack this week on the northeastern region of the country, EU officials warned that the increasing number of Afghans poses a more immediate problem.

Since the beginning of 2019, nearly 17,000 Afghans have crossed the Aegean Sea to reach EU shores, Frontex reported.

Around half of the Afghan asylum-seekers had been living in Iran before attempting the crossing through Turkey into the EU, a senior EU official told Rooters, adding that, in many cases, Afghan migrants colonists traveling to Europe were born in Iran.

They are leaving because "the US policy has significantly deteriorated the economic situation in Iran, "the official said.

Iran’s economy has been squeezed since US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
re-imposed sanctions last year to pressure Tehran to renegotiate a previous nuclear deal that the US had exited, the Rooters report said.

Facing hardship in neighboring Iran, Afghan workers are leaving to seek better ways to support families left behind in Afghanistan.
Second tier effect, but that does suggest Iran must have a good deal fewer foreign Shiites on hand who are desperate enough to accept pay as cannon fodder in Iran’s foreign adventures — at exactly the same moment Iran has less money to spend on hiring cannon fodder. How exciting to see economics in action!
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Heightened tensions between Turks and Kurds on German amateur football pitches
More expat Turks and Kurds clashing. Yesterday’s clash report was here.
[DW] A military salute by Ottoman Turkish players at an international against Albania has spilled over onto Germany’s amateur pitches. Regional associations are trying to put a lid on a potential source of on-field tensions.

Amateur football associations nationwide have tried to nip things in the bud by issuing a ban on military salutes ‐ and three amateur clubs from the western city of Recklinghausen are already having to answer for their players' action in a regional sports court.
It didn't take the copycats very long. Less than 48 hours after members of the Ottoman Turkish national team raised their right hands in a salute to their country's armed forces during last Friday's international, the military greeting found its way to the pitch of an amateur league in the Ruhr-district town of Herne. The Turkspor Herne players stood at attention, hands raised to their foreheads before their home match against FC Castrop Rauxel.

The martial tone carried on into the match itself; a heated contest that boiled over in the second half after a couple of questionable calls from one of the linesmen ‐ both of which went against the home side. Several members of the team physically attacked the official, punching and kicking him.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


EU breaks promise of safe passage for 50,000 refugees
[DW] The EU has delivered only three-quarters of a two-year program due to be completed by the end of October. Among those left in limbo are people evacuated from Libya on a promise of resettlement in Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
launched the resettlement program two years ago with a deadline of October 31, 2019. But only 37,520 people have arrived in Europe under the program so far.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  99% of African "refugees" in Libya are just migrants.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/17/2019 16:37 Comments || Top||


EU says sharp rise in number of migrants crossing from Turkey
[IsraelTimes] The Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union border agency Frontex says the number of people trying to enter Europe from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
without authorization rose sharply last month.

Frontex released new statistics Wednesday showing that more than 11,500 attempts to enter the EU via the eastern Mediterranean Sea were recorded in September, up 16% from the month of August.

It says most attempts were made by Afghans, and that two-thirds of all people trying to enter the EU in September came in via the east.

Greece’s eastern islands are struggling to cope with a surge in arrivals of migrants colonists and asylum-seekers that has undermined efforts to ease severe overcrowding at refugee camps.

Frontex says it detected almost 50,600 border crossing attempts in the eastern Mediterranean in the first nine months of this year, up 22% from last year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


The Grand Turk
Mnuchin: More US sanctions on Turkey to come if no ceasefire in Syria
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United States is prepared to ratchet up economic pressure on Ankara if Turkish forces do not agree to cease their offensive in northern Syria, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday.

“Additional sanctions will be coming if they don’t institute a ceasefire,” he told reporters.

Earlier on Wednesday, Turkey’s foreign ministry is preparing retaliatory sanctions against the United States after US President Donald Trump imposed sanctions on Ankara over its offensive in northeastern Syria, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin said.

On Monday, the US Treasury slapped punitive sanctions on Turkey’s defense minister and two other ministers in response to Ankara’s military assault on northern Syria.

Minister of Defense Hulusi Akar, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu, and Energy Minister Fatih Donmez were placed on the Treasury’s sanctions blacklist, freezing their US assets and banning US or US-related transactions with them.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkey’s Erdogan rules out talks with Syrian Kurdish forces
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
on Wednesday firmly ruled out any negotiations with Kurdish-led forces in Syria as the US pushed for a ceasefire.

"There are some leaders who are trying to mediate ... There has never been any such thing in the history of the Ottoman Turkish republic as the state sitting at the same table with a terror organization," Erdogan said in a speech to parliament.

Erdogan said the quickest solution was for fighters to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the "safe zone" is established, he said, and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
was not open to negotiating this.
Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkey detains nearly 200 for opposing Syria operation: Report
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ottoman Turkish police have detained nearly 200 people over their social media posts against its military offensive in Syria since the operation began last week, state news agency Anadolu said Wednesday.

Of the 186 people held, 24 have been formally arrested, according to Anadolu.

So far, 78 were released and 40 were freed under judicial control, while legal proceedings were ongoing for the rest, it said.

Among those detained for "terrorist propaganda" against the operation this week were the co-presidents of the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Sezai Temelli and Pervin Buldan.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
launched "Operation Peace Spring" against Kurdish-led forces in northeastern Syria a week ago.

It is thought to have widespread support at home, but has been widely criticized by the international community, who relied on Kurdish forces to fight ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  So, there are people in Turkey who don't want war either. Don't these people know to just shut up and let their politicians drive?
/sarc
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/17/2019 0:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Gulenists, all of 'em!
Posted by: Raj || 10/17/2019 1:38 Comments || Top||


Erdogan says will not meet with US VP Mike Pence during his visit to Ankara
[TWITTER]



So there we have it.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  It seems the islamic world is testing America for the lengths they shall be afforded. These are all people who actively support endeavours like 9/11 and record them as events of great glory in their history books. Soon, they shall start taking things for granted.

Already the islamists have won a great victory by having the US sit and talk at the same tables as Baradar and who knows how many ex Al-Qaeda. I don't know why Turkey is still a part of NATO after their islamist modality has been repeatedly expressed by Erdogan. The cold war is long over, no submarines coming through the Bosphorus.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/17/2019 5:53 Comments || Top||


Ergoden complains about criticism and seeks support from NATO
[AA] "We are a NATO ally. … We are under the pressure and harassment of the terror organization [PKK/PYD-YPG] now. According to Article 5 of NATO [treaty], which side should these [countries] take? They need to stand by us," he said.

Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization says that "an attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all of its members".
This should tell you that Turkey is already sensing a potential disaster of its own making
Posted by: lord garth || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  You do not call US for the shit you stir, Erdogan.
You are a walking disaster and not in favor.
Posted by: newc || 10/17/2019 0:49 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
US charges Turkish bank with evading sanctions against Iran
[IsraelTimes] Amid tense relations over Ankara’s Syria offensive, US prosecutor calls case of Halkbank the most serious violation of Iran sanctions his office has seen.

The United States has criminally charged a major Ottoman Turkish bank with helping 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...
evade sanctions against it, potentially raising diplomatic tensions as the US tries to contain The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Banks? Remember all of those aerial pictures of oil tanker trucks in the ISIS Caliphate scurrying to and from the Syrian oilfields? They weren't going into Iraq, or Jordan, or Lebanon, so that leaves Turkey, right?
Posted by: magpie || 10/17/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Government willing to engage with Fazlur Rehman over protest march, says Qureshi
[DAWN] Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Wormtongue Qureshi
...a Pak political shape-changer. He is undistinguished except for his habit of periodically needing to have his lips reattached...
on Wednesday announced the government's decision to "engage with 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...
" in response to the JUI-F chief's declaration to march on Islamabad on October 31.

The minister said that a small political committee has been formed "to get in touch with Maulana Fazlur Rehman", which will be headed by Defence Minister Pervez Khattak.

"We are a political party and are fully capable and willing to deliver a political solution to political matters," said Qureshi, during a presser in Islamabad.

The foreign minister said that if anything the JUI-F chief says during the resultant talks "has political weight, we are ready to listen to it and if a reasonable solution emerges, we will accord that priority".

"It is not that we have any fear, I must lay stress on this.

"If someone thinks that with a dharna, governments can be sent packing then we have a 126-day experience in this [...] we are not novices in the matter," said Qureshi, with a slight smile.

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Pak army: We shall never leave Kashmiris alone
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Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
France, Iraq to mull framework for extremist trials
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that he would discuss a judicial framework for putting gunnies on trial during a visit to Iraq, as calls grow for an international court to judge bad boys.

"We need to work things out with the Iraqi authorities so that we can find a way to have a judicial mechanism that is able to judge all these fighters, including obviously the French fighters," he told BFM-TV.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe later said that Le Drian would head to Iraq "as soon as tonight" to work on potential means for trying detained murderous Moslems.

"A certain number of those held in Syria by the Kurds committed crimes in Iraq, which means that they can be held accountable there," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel Resumes Building Wall on Lebanese Border
[AnNahar] Israeli troops resumed installations on Wednesday of a cement barrier between Leb and the occupied territories of Paleostine, the National News Agency reported.

Using a large crane, Israeli troops resumed the installation of concrete blocks near the military road off the town of Wazzani, NNA said.

NNA said Israeli soldiers were also seen mounting earthen barricades facing Wazzani Parks.
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U.S. Republican, Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Legislation Opposing Trump's Decision To Withdraw U.S. Forces From Northeastern Syria
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Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Did you pass a AUMF to make any of the Syrian military adventure action legal?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/17/2019 8:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Oppose all you want. He is still the CnC. You are not.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/17/2019 9:08 Comments || Top||

#3  Conservative Tree House has an article on it passing and calls for a "Stand" against the GOPs who supported the bill. Two takeaways:

1. They want to punish GOPers like Scalise and Crenshaw who legitimately think bailing out was a bad idea. In other words, don't think, don't have opinions, but follow the Prez/Party regardless. Don't represent the people, represent the Party...gee who does that sound like?

2. Cummings is listed as "did not vote". Strange, being dead hasn't stopped Donks from voting in the past.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/17/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Sorry, forgot link as I was bloviating

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/10/16/a-call-to-action-stand-we-will-remember-the-129-republicans-who-refused-to-stand-with-president-trump/
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/17/2019 11:42 Comments || Top||

#5  The House has 197 Pubs, 234 Dems, 1 Ind., and 3 vacancies.

65% of the Pubs voted in favor of this legislation. ~ 31% Pubs voted against. Doesn't appear that any Dems voted against this legislation.

Looks like the Dems, as usual, voted as a block, 225 in favor. The remainder of votes can be accounted for by those voting "present" (4) and those not voting (14), and vacancies.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/17/2019 16:04 Comments || Top||

#6  If you want to pick some GOPers to go after, ID the 10 Trunk senators who voted to overturn Trump's veto of the "no wall" bill.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/17/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||


If reporting is accurate and Syria regime is now in Kobani, it’s practically impossible now for Turkey to establish a 30 km safe zone
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Posted by: Fred || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Or perhaps in simpler terms, talk among yourselves.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/17/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#2  a battle against Assad,

Assad and Russia, thankewverimuch. Do have fun, guys!
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 10:02 Comments || Top||

#3  The 'safe zone' of one man is the 'kill zone' of another.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/17/2019 10:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Declare the 30km safe zone a free fire area and prepare the popcorn.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/17/2019 10:15 Comments || Top||

#5  How many days, and Turkey didn't move into and through a border town?

Wonder why that is?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/17/2019 16:39 Comments || Top||


US conducted cyberattack on Iran following strike on Saudi oil – report
[IsraelTimes] Offensive said to have taken aim at Tehran’s propaganda capabilities, seen as a more limited response than military strike that could escalate into war.

The United States reportedly conducted a cyberattack against 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...
in the wake of last month’s strike on key Saudi oil facilities, which many Western countries have blamed on the Islamic Theocratic Republic.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/17/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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