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Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
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Afghanistan
Taliban say will not negotiate with team announced by Afghan government
[DAWN] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
refused to negotiate with the team announced by the Afghan government, the bully boy group’s front man said on Saturday, in a potential setback to the next steps of the US brokered grinding of the peace processor.

Spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the group would not negotiate with the team as it was not selected in a way that included "all Afghan factions".

The Afghan government announced a team late on Thursday, which was later praised as "inclusive" by US special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad.

The United States signed a troop withdrawal deal with the Taliban in February, but progress on moving to negotiations between the bully boy group and the Afghan government has been delayed by a feud between Afghan politicians and disagreement between the Taliban and the government over the release of prisoners and a possible ceasefire as preconditions for talks.

Mujahid said the fact the team was announced by the Afghan government "violated" its agreement with the United States and that not all sides had agreed to the team.

"In order to reach true and lasting peace, the aforementioned team must be agreed upon by all effective Afghan sides so that it can represent all sides," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Give us everything we want and we'll negotiate.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 03/29/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||


Africa North
2 more confirmed cases of Covid_19 in Misrata and Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Muslim Brotherhood’s Esam Omeish: Operation Peace Storm Will Eradicate the Real Virus
[ALMARSAD.CO] During a special coverage on Libya al-Ahrar, an Islamist channel that broadcasts from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
, Omeish claimed that the international community respects such moves, and which he claims will succeed. "Recently, when Sarraj agreed to the truce due to the serious pandemic, some people thought it was due to weakness, but it was an adherence to the principle of peace," Omeish stated.

He said: "The criminal is the epidemic that does not want peace for Libya; this has exceeded all limits. Therefore, the actions of the GNA and the lions defending Tripoli
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Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


The Grand Turk
Turkey has halted inter-city trains and limited domestic flights
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Whatever happened to "Turkish genes protect you from Coronaplague?"
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [65 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
Pakistan now has 1,500 cases of coronavirus
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Do they really understand the 2 week interval?
Where is the social gathering FATWA?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/29/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Unless things have radically changed, 'understand' is not a term that locally applies.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/29/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Land of the Pure...Strain
Posted by: Frank G || 03/29/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Sulaymaniyah Health Directorate: Two coronavirus cases have recovered
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Muqtada Al Sadr says same-sex marriage caused coronavirus
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Is that why Iran has the highest corpse count in the Middle East?
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Methinks he may protest too much ....
Posted by: gorb || 03/29/2020 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  whereas sex with bats and pangolins is AOK.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/29/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#3  ... hetero bats and pangolins, yes
Posted by: Lex || 03/29/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

#4  surprised no one has accused Zoom of creating the virus to support their product
Posted by: lord garth || 03/29/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#5  He meant goat sharing but their language isn't very granular.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/29/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#6  there is a cartoon on one of the Powerline Week in Pictures articles that says just that.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/29/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

#7  up #6 is in re; #4
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/29/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||


Iraq has $70bn in reserves to keep economy afloat for 6 months to a year: MP
[Rudaw] Baghdad can weather the economic impact of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
and the collapse of world oil prices for six months to a year by dipping into foreign reserves worth $70 billion, a member of the Iraqi parliament’s finance committee told Rudaw.

Even if the ongoing political deadlock in Baghdad is resolved and MPs pass the delayed 2020 budget, Iraq’s coffers are steadily being emptied by the coronavirus lockdown and a plunge in the price of oil ‐ the government’s primary source of income.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
We all knew this was coming
[Ynet] Palestinian PM accuses IDF troops of deliberately spreading coronavirus. Firebrand politician claims was 'exposed to testimonies of Israeli soldiers trying to spread virus on car handles', cites racism and hatred as main motive behind actions

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh on Sunday accused IDF soldiers of deliberately spreading the novel coronavirus among the West Bank's Palestinian population.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/29/2020 16:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Assume it's true. Applaud.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/29/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Always the Juice's fault!
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/29/2020 21:15 Comments || Top||

#3  'exposed to testimonies of Israeli soldiers trying to spread virus on car handles',

Speaking as your Public Health Advisor, don't lick the door handles. Besides, if Iran is any indication, door handles are the least of your worries.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/29/2020 21:16 Comments || Top||


Theresa Khalsa, hijacker of 1972 Sabena flight to Tel Aviv, dies at 65
[IsraelTimes] Netanyahu was injured when fellow soldier struck Khalsa and his weapon discharged as commandos stormed plane; she had been released in prisoner deal after First Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
War.


Theresa Khalsa, one of four faceless myrmidons who in 1972 hijacked the Belgian Sabena Airlines’ flight 571 as it flew from Vienna to Tel Aviv, has died in Jordan at the age of 65. She was the final surviving hijacker.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 03/29/2020 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Fatah

#1  Good riddance
Posted by: Frank G || 03/29/2020 5:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Ditto. The world is rid of one more piece of egesta.
Posted by: Clem || 03/29/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Satan wrinkles his nose and says "what's that smell?"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/29/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#4  But some people are sad. She just had a "different ideology" you know...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/29/2020 16:12 Comments || Top||


Organizers of Gaza border protests cancel Land Day event over virus concerns
[IsraelTimes] Day after rocket fired from enclave, committee says Paleostinian flags should be raised and Israeli ones burned; calls for people to stay home, follow directives to contain outbreak

The committee responsible for organizing protests in the border region between Israel and 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...
Strip on Saturday announced the cancellation of a Land Day event, set to take place on March 30, over concerns it could facilitate the spread of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
in the enclave.

"We call for everyone to adhere to all health and preventative measures announced by the Health Ministry and all official bodies to deal with the coronavirus pandemic," the committee said in a statement, according to Channel 13 news.

Instead, the organizers called for people to raise Paleostinian flags and burn Israeli ones, as well as observing a moment of silence and staying in their homes.

Land Day marks a 1976 decision by the Israeli government to seize thousands of dunams of Arab-owned land in the Galilee region of northern Israel.

In 2018 on Land Day ‐ March 30 ‐ Paleostinians in the Gaza Strip launched the "Great March of Return," a series of weekly protests and riots along the security fence. Israel maintained that Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, appropriated the campaign for nefarious purposes, using the civilian protesters as cover for violent military activities.

The Gaza Strip on Sunday reported its first two cases of the virus ‐ two residents who had returned from Pakistain. The number climbed to nine on Wednesday, but has held since, according to the Hamas-run health ministry. The seven newly infected individuals were all "coppers" and said they were among the roughly 30 who had come into contact with the Pakistain returnees.

A total of 1,568 people in Gaza were being held in more than 20 quarantine facilities, while 1,205 were isolated in their homes, Gaza’s health ministry said last week.

Health experts have warned that an outbreak in Gaza would prove particularly deadly given the severe crowdedness and weakness of the healthcare system.

For the past three weeks, a period of calm had been holding in Gaza as authorities on both sides of the border have focused on combating the coronavirus outbreak.

However on Friday evening, bandidos bully boyz in Gaza fired a rocket toward Israel, triggering warning sirens in the southern town of Sderot and the surrounding area. A regional front man said the projectile apparently fell in an open area and there were no injuries or damage. The IDF retaliated later Friday night.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/29/2020 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Yeah, stay home and oil up your....you know.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/29/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran reports 3,076 new cases of coronavirus and 139 new deaths. A total of 35,408 cases and 2,517 deaths
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  today's official numbers for Iran

38k+ cases
2.6k+ deaths
Posted by: lord garth || 03/29/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||


Iran to enhance explosive power of missile warheads
[ALMASDARNEWS] Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says 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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
is planning to increase the explosive power of its missile warheads and boost their speed.

Announcing defense projects for the current Persian calendar year which started last week, Hatami said Iran’s ground-to-ground missiles have reached ultimate accuracy, adding there is work underway to upgrade their impact.

The work includes "increasing the explosive power of warheads by enhancing their payload", he said. "There are also very good research programs on their speed, maneuverability and agility," Hatami added.

The minister also outlined Iran’s plans to unveil air-launched cruise missiles (ALCMs) this year.

Cruise missiles, he said, will become more responsive and capable of being deployed while on the move.

He touched on the unveiling of Khordad 15 air defense system and the production of precise and tactical missiles as "turning point" in Iran’s missile capabilities.

The locally-made Khordad 15 was used in Iran’s downing of a sophisticated Global Hawk surveillance drone after the US aircraft violated Iran’s airspace over the southern province of Hormozgan in June last year.

The defense minister also referred to Iran’s January 8 missile attack on the US-occupied Ain al-Asad airbase in Iraq’s western Anbar Province.

Posted by: Fred || 03/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  The frightening combination of the cutting edge of Iranian technology and the mailed fist of the Iranian military...Inspector Clouseau to the courtesy phone.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/29/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  They just pirated the latest version of PhotoShop™?
Posted by: magpie || 03/29/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#3  What are they going to do? Lick them?
Posted by: Classer || 03/29/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||

#4  They just pirated the latest version of PhotoShop™?
"""
Using their pirated copies of Photoshop, the Iranians churned out masses of photographic 'evidence' of advanced missile tests and a huge arms build-up in Lebanon. In an unfortunate mix-up at IDF headquarters, the fake pictures became co-mingled with the real pictures and lead the IDF to bomb the fuck out of Hezbullah.

Ironically, producing fake evidence of designing new missiles and distributing them to their cats-paws had exactly the same outcome as producing said missiles and distributing them to the Hezbullies.
Ineffable are the Ways of Alan.
"""
Posted by: SteveS || 03/29/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire
Mon 2020-03-23
  27 Taliban militants killed, 19 others wounded in Kunduz
Sun 2020-03-22
  Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
Sat 2020-03-21
  TSA halts all NY airport departures do to infected people showing up at each one.
Fri 2020-03-20
  Militant attack kills about 30 Malian soldiers -army
Thu 2020-03-19
  Migrants at Refugee Camp in Germany Riot,
Display ISIS Flags After They’re Put Under Coronavirus Quarantine
Wed 2020-03-18
  Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance

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