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Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
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Afghanistan
Some Taliban Leaders Insist on Return of Islamic Emirate
[ToloNews] Remarks by several Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
leaders in recent days and weeks show that the group views the revival of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan as their red line in peace talks with the government.

Among them, Mullah Fazel Mazlum, a member of the Taliban office in Qatar
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Posted by: trailing wife || 04/02/2020 01:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  What they've been fighting for the whole time. Why change their mind once they've won?
Posted by: Iblis || 04/02/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq records 6 new cases of #coronavirus, and total number rises to 176
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Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iranian official warns #US against 'new military error' after Patriot missile deployment in #Iraq
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Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  'Warns'? Shouldn't he be off licking a shrine some place or other?
Posted by: Cesare || 04/02/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||


Iran reports 2,988 new cases of #coronavirus and 138 new deaths, raising total to 47,593 confirmed cases and 3036 deaths
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Posted by: Fred || 04/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  as of today for Iran

official numbers

cases: 50.4k +
deaths: 3.1k +
Posted by: lord garth || 04/02/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Which way is their 'curve' bending? COncave upward, I hope.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/02/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Nobody told them to talk shit about destroying Israel.

'They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

... Do unto them as unto the Midianites; as to Sisera, as to Jabin, at the brook of Kison: Which perished at Endor: they became as dung for the earth.' - From Psalm 83
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/02/2020 16:58 Comments || Top||

#4  the official numbers are obviously not reliable

this partly to deceive the population but also because they simply don't have the testing, treatment and pathology infrastructure

if the official numbers were to be believed Iran has been having about the same number of new cases for the past week and about the same number of deaths for the past two weeks
Posted by: lord garth || 04/02/2020 17:28 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Pac Harbor (LA) Train Engineer trys to crash train into USNS Mercy
I thought at first this was a satire but evidently not
(KABC) -- An engineer deliberately ran a train off the tracks at high speed near the Port of Los Angeles in an attempt to crash into and damage the USNS Mercy hospital ship, prosecutors say.

The Pacific Harbor Line train derailed Tuesday, running through the end of the track and crashing through barriers, finally coming to rest about 250 yards from the docked naval ship.

Federal prosecutors allege train engineer Eduardo Moreno, 44, of San Pedro intended to hit the ship, saying he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"

The train crashed into a concrete barrier at the end of the track, smashed through a steel barrier and a chain-link fence, slid through one parking lot and then a second lot filled with gravel and hit a second chain-link fence. It came to rest after passing under a ramp leading to the Vincent Thomas Bridge. The train remained in that position Wednesday.

Authorities say Moreno admitted to crashing the train intentionally, but said he did not plan it out in advance. It is believed that he acted alone.

He allegedly made statements to a CHP officer that included "You only get this chance once. The whole world is watching. I had to. People don't know what's going on here. Now they will."

Officials say video from inside the train's cab shows Moreno holding a lighted flare during the incident.

Moreno has been charged with one count of train wrecking, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.
Posted by: lord garth || 04/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under:

#1  he thought it was "suspicious" and did not believe "the ship is what they say it's for.'"

Got to lay off that MSNBC, dude.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/02/2020 2:29 Comments || Top||

#2  You have to really dig into these. This is a highly unusual act, which must have happened for a highly unusual reason. But the media will never tell you. Don't want anyone asking questions.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/02/2020 2:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Climb Mount Nitaka?
Posted by: Vortigern Smiter of the Faeries4396 || 04/02/2020 3:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Would love to know where he's getting these ideas, and if he has a history of mental illness.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 04/02/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Any conspiracy crackpot site will do, Rob. I see way to many people freaking out that FEMA camps under DIA are coming true.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/02/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

#6  #5 Any conspiracy crackpot site will do,

You do include CNN, MSNBC, CBS, etc. in that list, right?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/02/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Always AlanC!
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/02/2020 11:00 Comments || Top||

#8  I wonder if the Mercy has a mental ward.
Posted by: gorb || 04/02/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#9  gorb, he ain't going to the Mercy.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 04/02/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#10  "Pardon me boy , is this the Chattanooga Cho,Cho ? " " No Seignior , Es Pac Harbor Express . "
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 04/02/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||

#11  Nutty as a squirrel sites abound (not counting MSNBC, of course), for example:
Conspiracy Theories Abound as U.S. Military Closes HAARP
Posted by: magpie || 04/02/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

#12  In other SoCal weirdness news, there were lots of flares off SD Tuesday evening. Hadn't noticed any in months, but suddenly, there they were, in the usual ones and twos, and finally six in a line. Pretty sure it was a coded message to head down to the beach and shoot at Chinese submarines. In any case, the Daily Schlocker reports (h/t Drudge) mass mystification, even consternation, all the way from Tijuana to Laguna Beach. Shirley, we're doomed!
Posted by: Don Vito Gurly-Brown4692 || 04/02/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||

#13  There is an old-timey naval proverb that "A ship is a fool that fights a fort". I don't know any about trains vs ships, so I think we're in uncharted waters here.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/02/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#14  On a personal note, I was the last plane tooth out at my dentist the other day, and I haven't heard "Wreck of the Old 97" since. Yay.
Posted by: Don Vito Gurly-Brown4692 || 04/02/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||

#15  Lucky there was TWO chain linked fences there to contain it.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 04/02/2020 15:25 Comments || Top||

#16  there were lots of flares off SD Tuesday evening

Could be Earthquake Light
See Idaho, 6.5
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/02/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

#17  ^ Bring it on, sez I. Might as well happen while I'm here to see it and as prepped as I'll ever be. Sadly, though, I'm now leaning toward teh "distress signals from indisposed sailors" theory.
Posted by: Don Vito Gurly-Brown4692 || 04/02/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||

#18  I live in east SD county, so never saw them, especially with the low cloud cover
Posted by: Frank G || 04/02/2020 20:07 Comments || Top||

#19  The submarine that destroyed a train...
Posted by: James || 04/02/2020 23:26 Comments || Top||

#20  Re #18, you didn't miss a thing, boss. Just flares. Training? Smugglers? No clue.
Posted by: Don Vito Gurly-Brown4692 || 04/02/2020 23:50 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2020-04-02
  Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Wed 2020-04-01
  Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq
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,
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