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Pakistan Scrambles to Quarantine 100,000 Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Event
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Afghanistan
Taliban Halting Talks with Govt Over Prisoner Release
[ToloNews] Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
front man Suhail Shaheen says that the prisoners release has been delayed under "one pretext or another till now."
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/08/2020 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "NO, no, they've got Covid!
We don't want them!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 20:43 Comments || Top||


Economy
U.S. Crude Oil Futures Settle At $23.63/bbl, Down $2.45
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Gas north of the Twin Cities. $1.45 to $1.85.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Buddy of mine said it's $1.68 in PeeAye. Gas tax emergency in 3-2-1...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm not worried. We can always quit our jobs here in the oilfield and make do by eating the bourgeoisie capitalists.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 04/08/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||

#4  As low as $1.15/gal around here for unleaded.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/08/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Oil prices have always been manipulated. It's only when there's no margin to speak of that the actual market forces reveal themselves.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/08/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Gas Buddy has $2.75 for a low in SF.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 04/08/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#7  So how does that extra $1.50 get spent, NoMoreBS?

Certainly not to pick up the 'Transient Poop' or needles.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/08/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Seen online - a picture of Kroger near Dallas: $1.19, $0.99 with the 20 cent Kroger points discount. If nothing else, once this mess is cleared, the economy is going to zoom with cheap rocket fuel like that and all the pent up demand.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 04/08/2020 13:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Anchorage gas prices $2.11/gal, diesel $2.36/gal
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/08/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

#10  Yeah, but the Chinese are getting oil cheap, too.

However, their demand for March was 26% of a year ago, so they ain't saving much!
Posted by: Bobby || 04/08/2020 17:19 Comments || Top||


Europe
Germany allows US sanctioned terror banks to operate.
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 04/08/2020 00:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


The Grand Turk
Erdogan is resisting calls to impose a full nationwide lockdown
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The death toll among Coronavirus victims in Turkey raised to 725 and 3892 new cases were recorded
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  It is more difficult to mobilize for a war in Idlib against the Syrians during a lockdown, eh?
Posted by: magpie || 04/08/2020 15:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, he's already blocked returns from Libya.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/08/2020 15:11 Comments || Top||

#3  "Lockdowns are Gulenist Plots™"
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan Scrambles to Quarantine 100,000 Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Event
[BREITBART] Pakistain has quarantined 20,000 attendees of an Islamic gathering in Lahore last month and is still searching for tens of thousands more, officials said on Sunday.

Over 100,000 worshippers congregated at the event, defying government orders to call off the gathering amid 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...
fears.

Pakistain’s science minister, Fawad Chaudhry, reportedly expressed exasperation that the event had been held as planned. He blamed the "stubbornness of the clergy" for dismissing official orders to halt the large gathering. Organizers claimed to have cut the event short following advice from the authorities; however, at the time of the event, they said it was due to inclement weather.

The meeting took place between March 10-12 in Lahore, Pakistain’s capital. It was organized by Tablighi Jamaat
A peaceful group of itinerant Deobandi preachers who form one of al-Qaeda's recruiting arms...
, a global "Islamic missionary movement" with millions of followers, especially in South Asia. The far-reaching Sunni group promotes proselytizing, known as dakwah.

So far, officials have confirmed that at least 145 people were infected with the Chinese coronavirus from the event in March; two people have died. Authorities hope to test or quarantine attendees.

People from China, Indonesia, Nigeria, and Afghanistan also attended, which has resulted in about 1,500 foreigners now being quarantined in Pakistain. Others left the country without being tested.

In March, 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...
’s health ministry confirmed that its first two cases of coronavirus were Paleostinians who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat gathering in Lahore.

Similar Tablighi Jamaat events held in Malaysia and India during the coronavirus pandemic have been blamed for spreading the coronavirus to other regions.

At press time on Monday, Pakistain had reported 3,766 infections and 53 deaths from the Chinese coronavirus.

Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top|| File under: Tablighi Jamaat

#1  Always enjoyed Lahore, dust place. Would imagine lending movement for airborne particulates. But who knows.

A MOAB would kill that virus. Smile for the laser rangefinder!
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Tablighi Jamaat... the gift that keeps on giving
Posted by: John Frum || 04/08/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Incidentally, 'tabligh' means the propagation of the faith. So does 'Dawah', in a more physical sense. So the terms 'tablighi jamaat' and jamaat ud dawah' essentially mean the same thing.

Of course the JuD came much later, but the roots of the thing are in the Hadith and deobandi dogma.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 15:22 Comments || Top||

#4  King sized Petri Dish for COVID-19, or better yet, a giant reaction vessel.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/08/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Darwin's Law writ large, except they contact others outside their own little shithouse
Posted by: Frank G || 04/08/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#6  So at first, I smiled. Then I felt bad for the ignorant. The smile stayed though. I must be a bad person.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 04/08/2020 18:06 Comments || Top||

#7  I'll smile when it goes into the eight digit range. It says, 'millions of followers'.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/08/2020 18:10 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iranian visitors, accompanied by police patrol, entering through Basra
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Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Iranian mullahs roam the hospitals and distribute the soil of Karbala to patients with the Coronavirus
[TWITTER]
That’s one way to ensure all the mullahs are infected...
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Who is Karbala?
Posted by: gorb || 04/08/2020 2:45 Comments || Top||

#2  A bit of that good ol' Alla night soil gonna fix you up fine...jus' dig right in, little lady
Posted by: Vespasian Graimble1740 || 04/08/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#3  www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Karbalahttps://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Karbala
Battle of Karbala October 10, 680 AD, brief military engagement in which a small party led by the grandson of the pedophile for profit Muhammad, al-Husayn ibn Ali, was defeated and massacred like the dog he was by an Umayyad army. The battle helped secure the position of the Umayyad dynasty and septic tank rights, but it is commemorated annually in an unholy day of public mourning by Shi'a Muslims. No humans were killed in the battle.

Muslims killing muslims. i'm sure herb blames america.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/08/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 There wasn't America then, but there were Jews.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/08/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#5  That will help.

The rest of the world when the mullahs kick the bucket.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/08/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Holy dirt?
Posted by: John Frum || 04/08/2020 12:11 Comments || Top||

#7  Holy 'Night Soil'
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/08/2020 12:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Taco Bell in Iran?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/08/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

#9  4th meal.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/08/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||


Iraq`s Ministry of Health announces a person died, 91 new cases of coronavirus
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Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Many Iraqi politicians resent IRGC meddling in their affairs
[al-Monitor] The visit of Iranian Quds Force commander Esmail Ghaani to Iraq last week received a great deal of attention and provoked controversy on the local political scene.

His visit was an attempt to unify Shiite forces in nominating a new prime minister ‐ one who would have close ties to 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...
‐ amid the fruitless efforts of the current prime minister-designate, Adnan al-Zurfi, to form a Cabinet. Zurfi is currently facing opposition from the Shiite parliamentary majority.

Yet Ghaani failed to unify the Shiite factions, unlike his predecessor Qasem Soleimani, who brought Shiite forces together to carry out Iran’s objectives. Ghaani not only failed to unite Iraq's leaders but also drew condemnation and criticism from the Shiite leadership.

Al-Monitor learned from a senior holy manal source in Najaf that the office of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani rejected Ghaani’s request for a meeting. Furthermore, influential Shiite holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
...hereditary Iraqi holy man and leader of a political movement in Iraq. He had his hereditary rival al-Khoei assassinated shortly after the holy rival's appearance out of exile in 2003. Formerly an Iranian catspaw, lately he's gagged over some of their more outlandish antics, then went back to catspawry...
canceled a prescheduled meeting with Ghaani, stating in a written message to Ghaani, delivered by Sadr’s military adviser, Abu Doua al-Issawi, that "there should be no foreign interference in Iraq’s affairs."

Parliamentarian Assad al-Murshidi, a member of the National Wisdom Movement led by Shiite holy man Ammar al-Hakim, said in a press statement, "The timing of Ghaani’s visit to Baghdad was improper and a clear interference attempt in the formation of the new government."

Zurfi’s Nasr parliamentary bloc described Ghaani's visit as a failed mission, assuring the Iraqi people that parliament would approve Zurfi’s government.

Zurfi finalized his Cabinet April 4 and sent a request to parliament to hold a session to vote on his Cabinet.

"Zurfi managed to obtain a parliamentary majority," said parliamentarian Nada Jawdat of the Nasr coalition. "[Ghaani’s] visit did not ... thwart Zurfi’s government but, on the contrary, it increased the parliamentary support for the upcoming government."

Nasr parliamentarian Faisal al-Issawi said April 6 that many members of different Shiite factions support Zurfi despite their leaders' objections.

Parliamentarian Alia Nassif of the State of Law coalition said Ghaani was pressuring Shiite factions to withdraw their support for Zurfi. "It is a shame that Iraqi politicians need foreign guardianship to decide on important issues related to their own country," Nassif said.

In the same vein, Sunni parliamentarian Raad al-Dehlaki of the Forces Alliance demanded that the Iraqi foreign minister summon the Iranian ambassador in Baghdad to complain about Ghaani’s interference.

Despite Ghaani’s opposition to Zurfi’s appointment as prime minister, Zurfi is determined to form his government.

"Those opposed to the government can express their position in parliament alone," said Zurfi at a presser in Baghdad April 4, confirming that he did not meet with Ghaani.

Regardless of whether Zurfi's government receives parliamentary approval or if he is replaced by the current head of intelligence services, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, as many Shiite parties are proposing, the divisions among the Shiite forces are a clear sign that Ghaani failed in his mission in Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 04/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I didn't know Tater was a white supremacist (the OK symbol).

BTW, are there any photos of him with his mouth closed?

I get queasy having to look at those corn niblets of his.
Posted by: charger || 04/08/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||



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Wed 2020-04-08
  Pakistan Scrambles to Quarantine 100,000 Who Attended Tablighi Jamaat Event
Tue 2020-04-07
  Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun calls on international donors to provide financial assistance to the crisis-hit country
Mon 2020-04-06
  Iranian regime has blamed the US, Israel, and Jews for the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran,
Sun 2020-04-05
  Hezbollah commander assassinated in southern Lebanon
Sat 2020-04-04
  China orders 200,000 body bags from Taiwan!
Fri 2020-04-03
  Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
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
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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
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  Riots in China
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  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
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  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli

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