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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Elizabeth Warren Says: Fund the Terrorists, Trump!
Victory Girls via Instapundit
During a critical time when our economy is beginning to suffer, trillions are being spent on bailouts, and millions are unable to support their families, Elizabeth Warren (aka Fellates The Buffalo) and her filthy, terrorist-supporting pals in the Senate are demanding that America give money to the terrorists in Gaza.

In a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Warren, and her fellow terrorist huggers in the Senate Chris Van Hollen, Patrick Leahy, Bernie Sanders, Tom Udall, Jeffrey Merkley, Thomas Carper, and Sherrod Brown, are demanding that US taxpayer money be sent to the Gaza strip to help with the COVID-19 outbreak.

As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Democrats have pushed through funding to their pet causes in the latest $2 TRILLION stimulus bill, Warren and her extremist-loving brethren are now demanding that we help the Palestinians.
    What steps is the Administration taking or planning to help provide the Palestinian people with access to adequate medicine, medical equipment, personnel, and other resources to combat the threat of a major coronavirus health crisis? What, if any,additional authority or other action do you need from Congress to provide coronavirus-related assistance to the Palestinians?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/31/2020 02:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Shirley, they'd promise not to use the money to make rockets!

Or, maybe they'd refuse American aide, taking a cue from their Iranian Idols.
Posted by: Bobby || 03/31/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

#2  I hear her house on Brattle Street's pretty big - why not host a few dozen Paleos there?
Posted by: Raj || 03/31/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#3  More likely they will take the money and use it to spread the virus in Israel.

And Warren and her Terrorist-loving friends would be A-ok with that.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/31/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  The Cherokee have always been at war with Eastasia The Juice
Posted by: Frank G || 03/31/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Pure evil. Scary notion that she actually might believe.

Which by liberal morals would make her a racist. Loves Islamics who also hate Jews and Christians.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/31/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#6  The Cherokee have always been at war with Eastasia The Juice

Some people might have reservations about making a joke like that. Luckily for us, none of them are Frank.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/31/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#7  ^LOL
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/31/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Give them $77.34 and tell the witch to go away.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/31/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Something familiar (h/t Instapundit)

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/31/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Can they deliver it in person along the Israeli fence line?
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/31/2020 19:49 Comments || Top||

#11  Will no one rid me of this meddlesome papoose?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/31/2020 20:32 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban Prisoner Release Delayed: Govt
[ToloNews] The release of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prisoners that was expected to begin on Tuesday has been postponed, a government official confirmed, saying that first a Taliban team will be sent to Kabul to discuss technical matters regarding the process.

Javid Faisal, a front man for the National Security Council, said in a tweet that the Taliban agreed in the video conference Sunday to send a team to Kabul to hold further technical discussions with the government.

The technical teams from the Afghan government and the Taliban have held three video conference meetings so far.

The efforts for the prisoner release are underway as Taliban attacks are occurring across over half of the country. At least 23 Afghan security force members were killed in Taliban attacks in Takhar, Zabul and Baghlan provinces in the last 24 hours, according to officials and sources.

"The delay in the Taliban prisoners’ release is one of the reasons behind the increase in violence," said Khalil Safi, former country director of Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international crisis group.

This also comes as there has been a reshuffle in the Taliban’s political office in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, as their leadership has decided to appoint eight new members to the office, including Mullah Daud, Dr. Saleh, Jahangirwal, Jan Mohammad Madani, Zia-Ur-Rahman Madani, Qazi Sayed Jan, Muhayuddin Sadat and Mullah Sayed Rasul.

"A reshuffle in the Qatar office in the middle of this sensitive situation is a bit surprising, but Zia-Ur-Rahman Madani, Jan Mohammad Madani and Sheikh Sayed Rasul are young; therefore, they were removed," said Sami Yousafzai, a journalist.

Sources close to the Taliban said such changes in the Taliban’s office is normal.

"The reshuffling is a normal process and it should not disappoint anyone," said Sayed Akbar Agha, a former member of the Taliban.

The release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners is a key part of the US-Taliban deal signed in February. It is intended to open the way for intra-Afghan negotiations. The Afghan government has agreed to a gradual release of 1,500 Taliban prisoners through a gradual process.
The Office of the National Security Council confirmed that the Afghan government will host the Taliban delegation in Bagram prison to discuss the release of prisoners.

According to a statement released by Office of National Security Council, the Taliban group, being supported by Red Cross, is due to send its delegation to Kabul.

The statement further added that the Afghan government will host the Taliban delegation in Bagram prison during which further negotiations would take place regarding the release of prisoners.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Saudi to raise oil exports to record levels as price war rages
[AlAhram] 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...
said on Monday it will raise its oil exports to a record 10.6 million barrels per day starting from May despite a global supply glut, escalating a price war with Russia.

Oil prices are languishing at 17-year lows as 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...
pandemic threatens a painful global recession that could further sap demand.

Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil exporter which already announced a sharp production increase for April, said it would add additional supplies to the global market, deepening a glut.

"The kingdom plans to raise its petroleum exports by 600,000 bpd from May, so total exports will increase to 10.6 million bpd," said an official at the energy ministry, cited by the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/31/2020 01:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [253 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  ...$1.54/gal here this morning, and I'm fully expecting $1.25 when it's over.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 03/31/2020 6:09 Comments || Top||

#2  I anxiously await the re-intro of Green Stamps or Melmac. I'm still missing a few cups and saucers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/31/2020 6:35 Comments || Top||

#3  When I was a kid and gas was 39 cents a gallon, Gulf used to give you a card with every fill up. When you had all the cards you traded them for a 100 piece tool set. My dad collected one of those Fleet tool sets and I still have some of them today.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/31/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#4  WTI is $20.72 right now.
When WTI was $12.50 gas was sometimes 27 cents/gal with towels or cups...
So by that pre-1974 War model it would be about 42 cents/gal now. Of course that ignores wage inflation and EPA/Safety costs..
Posted by: 3dc || 03/31/2020 10:37 Comments || Top||

#5  RDS Diesel Install Kit for Auxiliary Diesel Fuel Tank
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/31/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#6  re #4: You also have to take into account all the extra taxes.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 03/31/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#7  At ZH the narrative is "Sauds crush American frackers." Everywhere else the narrative is "Sauds try to figure out how to breathe underwater."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/31/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Um... they do realize that will only push prices lower as there is a huge glut right now?

On the plus side I filled up my car for $13. High school prices!
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/31/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Saudis crush American Frackers? No! How about RUSSIA attempts to destroy US Fracking industry? That's who triggered this mess, and that was their intent, and that was Putin's retaliation for the US stopping their pipeline to make western Europe their energy vassal.

Putin is throwing a tantrum and trying to damage the US Economy. The Saudis are simply responding and trying to drown Russia in return by dumping oil at a rate that will eventually bankrupt themselves, but will tank the Russian economy first. It a race to the bottom except for nations with large refinery bases. And that's mostly the US and Europe from what I hear. Cheap oil will make the COVID-19 recovery go like a rocket if the enviros don't squelch it.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 03/31/2020 15:26 Comments || Top||

#10  enviros will destroy even if it takes Antifa violence
Posted by: 3dc || 03/31/2020 17:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
36 Tableeghi Jamaat members test positive in Hyderabad
And if each of them shared it and so forth, like this, the actual toll could be hundreds of bad guys.
[DAWN] Authorities in Sindh on Monday reported 36 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...
cases of local transmission among members of the Tableeghi Jamaat
...also spelt Tablighi Jamaat
A peaceful group of itinerant Deobandi preachers who form one of al-Qaeda's recruiting arms...
in Hyderabad.

Hyderabad now has 43 cases of Covid-19, out of which 36 cases were confirmed among the Jamaat members today, according to Meeran Yousuf, media coordinator to the Sindh health and population welfare minister.

Yousuf said the cases were reported from Noor Mosque, where some 200 Jamaat members were initially quarantined.

Noor Mosque is the second-largest centre of the Jamaat in Sindh after the one in 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...
. The mosque was sealed off after a 19-year-old Chinese-origin member of the preaching group staying there tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Tablighi Jamaat


Iraq
‘Unauthorized flights’ over Iraqi military sites to monitored closely: Abdul-Mahdi
[ALMASDARNEWS] The head of the Iraqi caretaker government, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, warned on Monday against the consequences of carrying out hostilities against any Iraqi sites, stressing "the monitoring of unauthorized flights over Iraqi military sites."

Abdul-Mahdi said in a statement that "the illegal actions in targeting Iraqi military bases or foreign entities targeting Iraqi illusory sovereignty and transgressing the state," noting that "the government is following with concern about information regarding the presence of unauthorized flights near military areas."

The Iraqi official warned that "carrying out unauthorized military actions is considered a threat to the security of citizens and a violation of the illusory sovereignty and interests of the country," stressing "the danger of carrying out any incidental action without the approval of the Iraqi government."

Adel Abdul-Mahdi added that "efforts should be directed at combating ISIS, establishing security and order, supporting the state and government, and addressing 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...
epidemic."

Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Netanyahu Under Isolation After Aide Tests Positive for Coronavirus
[BREITBART] Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his staff will enter quarantine until Health Ministry officials complete an epidemiological investigation into whether he was exposed to 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...
, his office said Monday, a day after one of his aides tested positive.

"Even before the epidemiological study is over and to remove all doubt, the prime minister has decided that he and his close personnel will remain in isolation until the epidemiological investigation is completed," the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.

"In accordance with the findings, the Health Ministry and the personal doctor of the prime minister will set a day to end the isolation," it added.

Netanyahu’s parliamentary adviser, Rivka Paluch, was diagnosed with the coronavirus on Sunday but it is not clear whether the prime minister was in close quarters with her over the past two weeks.

"The initial assessment is that there it is not necessary for the prime minister to be in quarantine since he was not in close contact with the patient and did not meet with her," the PMO said. "The two not appear to have been together in the same room for the past two weeks. The epidemiological investigation is ongoing."

The prime minister has been upholding a strict regimen of social distancing in accordance with the guidelines set out by the Health Ministry and his personal physician, and has been performing many of his duties via video conferencing.

Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran's health minister says no shortage of special drugs
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "They work great when you shove them up the grand wazoo!"
Posted by: Raj || 03/31/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  In the 1970s when Iranians talked about "special" drugs it was either Opium or Heroin.
Posted by: 3dc || 03/31/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||


Syria announces 2nd Coronavirus-related death in 24 hours
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Where's all the faster-faster guys?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/31/2020 23:20 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2020-03-31
  Iran gas pipeline to Iraq blows up
Mon 2020-03-30
  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
in northern Aleppo
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!

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