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Lebanon’s army has scrapped meat from all meals it offers to soldiers on duty as food prices skyrocket
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Afghanistan
'24 Civilians Killed or Wounded Everyday': NSC
[ToloNews] Javid Faisal, the front man for the National Security Council (NSC), on Tuesday accused the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
of killing and wounding 24 civilians per day in Afghanistan since earlier in the year.

"On average, the Taliban has carried out 44 attacks and killed or maimed 24 civilians every day in Afghanistan since the Feb. 22 reduction in violence week," Faisal said in a tweet.

Faisal called for a reduction in violence in the country.

"The success of the Doha deal and peace in Afghanistan requires an immediate reduction in violence and the start of direct talks," Faisal tweeted.

The Taliban did not comment yet about these allegations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Expect mass immigration from Chicago?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 10:03 Comments || Top||


Pompeo met via video conference yesterday with Taliban Deputy & chief negotiator Mullah Baradar to discuss implementation of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So now we know an IP and their cluster point.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 19:14 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Protesters in Sudan are back on the streets during the “million-man march”
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Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
Tunisia’s Prime Minister Fakhfakh faces opposition party demands to resign over an alleged conflict of interest
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Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  'Resign over a conflict of interest'?! But that's what he got into for in the first place. Silly opposition.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/01/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||


Economy
OPEC and Russia will likely ease record oil production cuts from August as global oil demand recovers
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Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Germany disbands elite special forces unit over right-wing extremist concerns
[FoxNews] Germany’s defense minister disbanded a company of special forces on Wednesday, saying a culture of right-wing extremism had been allowed to develop behind a “wall of secrecy.”

Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told reporters that “toxic leadership” in the company was found to have fostered an extreme right attitude among some members of the Kommando Spezialkraefte, or KSK, unit.

Some of the 70 soldiers in the unit will be distributed among the KSK's other three combat companies, while “those who made clear they are part of the problem and not part

It comes at a time of broader concerns that Germany has not done enough to tackle right-wing extremism within its Bundeswehr military in general.

Kramp-Karrenbauer emphasized, however, that she felt reform was the right course rather than the dissolution of the entire unit, saying “we need the KSK.

“The vast majority of the men and women in the KSK and in the Bundeswehr as a whole are loyal to our constitution, with no ifs or buts,” she said.

The KSK was formed as an army unit in 1996 with a focus on anti-terrorism operations and hostage rescues from hostile areas. It has served in Afghanistan and the Balkans and its operations are kept secret.

Military investigators have been looking into the unit since a group of public German broadcasters reported in 2017 that at a going-away party, members displayed the Hitler salute, listened to right-wing extremist music and participated in a game that involved tossing a pig’s head. In January, the military reported 20 soldiers are under suspicion of being right-wing extremists.

In May, the head of the unit, Brig. Gen. Markus Kreitmayr, told soldiers that he wouldn’t tolerate extremism in the ranks.

That month, Kramp-Karrenbauer established an independent commission to investigate the KSK and propose reforms, after a cache of weapons, explosives and munitions were found at one of the suspected extremist's homes in Saxony which she said revealed a “new dimension” to the problem.

She said the investigation has revealed “grave deficiencies” in the unit's record-keeping and that there were many missing items, including ammunition and explosives. It was not clear whether the munitions were used, left behind after deployments, or pilfered, she said.

“We cannot rule any of these out and are not,” she said.

A general inventory has been ordered, to include all KSK equipment and supplies.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 12:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer 2016 (cropped).jpg
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 13:10 Comments || Top||

#2  of course, they expect the US to protect them as they bitch and whine about everything
Posted by: Chris || 07/01/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Invite them to the USA.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/01/2020 15:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Now you have a bunch of elite and highly trained and pissed off forces.

Nice job idiots.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/01/2020 16:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Definitely looks like a Karen-burger.

Will these snowflakes ever catch on?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2020 17:10 Comments || Top||

#6  OK, it's not something I'd do, but what's wrong with tossing a pig's head around?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/01/2020 18:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Following the Turkish-Gulen model.
Disband the coup leaders.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 19:13 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
‘You’re next’: Armed St. Louis couple speaks out about what really happened and it doesn’t fit left’s narrative one bit
[BIZPACREVIEW] The armed St. Louis couple who protected their home from a Black Lives Matter invasion said the thugs threatened to kill them and their dog after trespassing on their private property by cutting through an iron gate. Mark McCloskey, 63, and his wife Patricia, 61, said they had no choice but to resort to their Second-Amendment right to self-defense because the police didn’t show up after they frantically called 911 begging for help.

The McCloskeys said they only retrieved their guns when they saw that the mob who had trespassed on their property were themselves armed and began threatening to hurt them.

"This is all private property. There are no public sidewalks or public streets," McCloskey told KMOV4. "We were told that we would be killed, our home burned and our dog killed. We were all alone facing an angry mob."

Mississippi Gov. Defends Armed Couple: ‘Totally Within Their Rights’

[BREITBART] Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) spoke up for the armed couple who stood outside their home to keep protesters away by saying they were "totally within their rights."

Reeves used a Facebook post to say:

The media is swarming to attack a couple in Missouri for brandishing firearms while telling protestors to leave their property. It’s become a huge national story. Maybe this group had peaceful intent, but the country has seen a ton of violence. The group entered their gate and marched up to their front door. I think these homeowners were totally within their rights (although they might want to work on trigger discipline).

Reeves added, "Private property still exists in this country and the 2nd Amendment is not for hunting—it’s for self defense."

Breitbart News reported that Mark McCloskey and his wife grabbed guns and stood in front of their home as hundreds of protesters moved through their neighborhood.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  The McCloskeys have my salute. Them and their very proud chihuahua.

"Baby, can I shoot just once ?"

"No."

"Just one teensy weensy shot. That guy's stupid beanie."

"Mark, no."


Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2020 3:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Civilised people will be very soon forming their own real police, while ignoring the PC blob their state falsely calls police, but has zero resemblance to Peel's Principles of Policing.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2020 4:08 Comments || Top||

#3  The cops who have taken a load of crap from the black bloc and BLM crowd are going to be in no hurry to arrest people like the McCloskeys. And cops who are anxious to serve in that role will probably find resistance to that within the ranks. Citizens policing themselves? You bet. It's called a militia.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||


#5  ^ I think she's under investigation herself right now, so the race is on.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Civilized people will be very soon forming their own real police,

Yep. All they have to do is call it BLM or Antifa "Justice" police and they can shoot whoever they want.
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/01/2020 12:08 Comments || Top||

#7  The cops who have taken a load of crap from the black bloc and BLM crowd are going to be in no hurry to arrest people like the McCloskeys.

The Guard will; they must be made an example of.

Look, they have every right to defend themselves; especially when the gates have been stormed. Was it Call of SAaL Team, no, but they didn't hide in the motte and in fact sallied forth into overwhelming odds. Respect.

And I don't get the sneers from some nominally pro-defense logs.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#8  back a dog into a corner and you will get bit
Posted by: Chris || 07/01/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Mob was inside the bailey.

And there is a certain intimidation about a wild pitcher.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#10  #4 Looked her up - as expected.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 14:22 Comments || Top||

#11  Snare Drum.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Erdogan passes decree ordering closure of private Istanbul Sehir University linked to former prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  They pulling down the statues?
It's not real until then.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 19:16 Comments || Top||


Central Bank of Turkey: Libya ( GNA ) will support our country's economy with more than 20 billion dollars
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  "Right after we steal it from them."
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/01/2020 14:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Blood for oil? Shame on Erdoğan and his Neo-Ottoman ruffians.
Posted by: jpal || 07/01/2020 16:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh. Colonialism.

Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/01/2020 18:43 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pak: International community must take immediate cognizance of India’s use of state-terrorism to destabilize neighboring countries
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  There is nothing in the Pakistain Stock Exchange. Why would we attack it ?

Honestly now, how many people knew the 'Stain had a stock exchange until now ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2020 3:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, ahem, I did - I used to write term papers for college students. One was about the connection between stock dividends and stocks' movements. Did you know that most countries in Africa have stock exchanges? and hospitals, and courts, and governments
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 3:45 Comments || Top||

#3  I thought banks and stock markets would be anti-Islamic, borrowing and interest and the like.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2020 3:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Well, ahem, I did

That would rule out the possibility of youz being a Pakisterner, sir. ☺

PSX lies unused.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/01/2020 3:53 Comments || Top||

#5  We know Marx worshippers and paedo prohet worshippers both project, but the "land of the pure" government seems to also do it which seems a new step up.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2020 4:03 Comments || Top||

#6  My understanding was the Taliban with ISI help had a terror attack on the BLM office in Kandahar.
2 or 3 days later an UPSET BLM attacked the Pakistani stock exchange.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/01/2020 5:53 Comments || Top||

#7  You can teach them the words, but how to use them is a tricky business.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 13:48 Comments || Top||

#8  on the BLM office in Kandahar.

Not because anyone here doesn’t know, but just because it simply must be said:

Balochistan Liberation Movement, not Black Lives Matter.

Carry on. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/01/2020 18:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Abu Malcolm X?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/01/2020 19:10 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Thirteen Nineteen people were killed and several were injured in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of Tehran
More on this story from yesterday.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Nineteen people were killed and over a dozen others were injured in an explosion at a medical clinic in the north of the Iranian capital Tehran, state media reported on Tuesday.

“An explosion and fire broke out at the Sina Athar medical clinic at 8:56 p.m.,” Iran’s emergency services said in a statement carried by the semi-official ISNA news agency..

Fifteen women were and four men were killed, and 14 others were injured, the statement said.

Videos posted online showed thick black smoke rising into the evening sky.

Tehran Deputy Governor Hamid Reza Goudarzi told state TV the explosion was caused by a gas leak, but the Tehran Fire Department spokesman Jalal Maleki ruled out a gas leak as the cause of the incident.

“The initial cause of the explosion on Tuesday will be announced after expert investigations, but oxygen and helium capsules were one of the main causes of the blast,” Maleki said.

“The initial cause of the explosion was not a natural gas leak,” he added.

Last week, another explosion took place close to a sensitive military site near Tehran which a defence ministry spokesman told state TV was caused by a tank leak at a gas storage facility.

Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


#2  Fifteen women were and four men were killed

An abortion clinic?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 4:25 Comments || Top||

#3  oxygen and helium 'capsules' = pressurized cylinder tanks

Not so much the Helium (although it does make you talk funny and could kill you in sufficient atmosphere saturation), but the pressurized or liquid Oxygen is more likely the culprit here.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/01/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Meth lab?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#5  "Agricultural research center" that is a front for something much more sinister?

Clinics make for good human shields.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 07/01/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Explosive baby formula.

Been there, done that.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 18:37 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Popular DC deli apologizes for ‘co-opting Black culture’
[WTOP] Responding to community feedback, a popular D.C. deli has apologized for naming several of its menu items after Black athletes and entertainers.

"As our company’s leaders, we have not done enough to show what we have always known to be true: that Black Lives Matter," said Andrew Dana and Daniela Moreira, owners of Call Your Mother deli, in a statement on their website.

"Although it was never our intention, we now understand that these choices were co-opting Black culture and profiting off it, without truly paying homage."

There were bagel sandwiches on the menu that included the names of famous singer Rihanna and former NBA basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire.

The deli also had photos on the wall of rapper Drake, who is Black and Jewish. Dana and Moreira said they wanted to honor Drake in part to celebrate Jewish diversity.

"Drake is coming off the walls and we are renaming our sandwiches," the owners said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They serve long pig?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 3:48 Comments || Top||

#2  No more Reggie Burgers?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Delis are another white people invention. BLMers can go eat bush meat.
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/01/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#4  When do we get an apology from non-starving, immunised, mobile, I.T. using, sanitary, non-parasitised, clothed, warm blacks for appropriating white culture?

Fertilisers, immunisation, engines, computing, plumbing, chemical industry, looms, central heating.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Obama invented cell phones. Just ask them.
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/01/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't understand. What foods would be appropriate to name after Black culture?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 11:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Catfish and collard greens. Oh, wait, that's a white guy singing...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm pretty sure basketball was invented by a white guy.

So I guess the message we're supposed to internalize is that we're not supposed to celebrate someone's achievements if they're not white?

I'm pretty sure that's racism.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/01/2020 18:50 Comments || Top||


McDonald’s Changes Social Media Profile Name to ‘Amplifying Black Voices’
[BREITBART] McDonald’s has changed its Twitter display name to "Amplifying Black Voices," adding a profile banner that lists Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Alton Sterling, Botham Jean, Atatiana Jefferson, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd as victims of "racism" and "systemic oppression."

The brand’s Twitter banner reads:

Trayvon Martin. Michael Brown. Alton Sterling. Botham Jean. Atatiana Jefferson. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd.

He was one of us. She was one of us. They were all one of us. We seem them in our customers. We see them in our crew members. We see them in our franchisees. And this is why the entire McDonald’s family grieves. It’s why we stand for them and any other victims of systemic oppression and violence. Today with stand with Black communities across America. Which is why we’re donating to the National Urban League and the NAACP. We do not tolerate inequity, injustice, or racism.

"Black trans women have a very simple message: stop killing us," the international corporation relayed in a video created by Imara Jones, a fellow of George Soros
...either Ernst Stavro Blofeld or Auric Goldfinger come true...
’s Open Society Foundations.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Well, fuck these guys then - one more on the boycott list.
Posted by: Raj || 07/01/2020 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Ooops, If they want BLM apartheid, well they just asked me not to be a customer.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2020 2:48 Comments || Top||

#3  New character coming soon - Rufus McRib
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/01/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Insane. Simply insane.
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/01/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Open a burger joint opposite McDonald branch. Have a electronic sign: "This week's list of black on black violence in Chicago"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Too much virtue signalling out there by corporations... can't boycott them all, as much as we would like to.
Posted by: Clem || 07/01/2020 8:41 Comments || Top||

#7  It’s why we stand for them and any other victims of systemic oppression and violence.
Look at the stereotypical Adult White Male in ads and media these days then talk to me again about systemic oppression.
Posted by: magpie || 07/01/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#8  Amplifying? Any guesses what that focus group was?

Way I understand it, the Black trans get killed by surprising their date. Care to guess what focus group that is?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#9  I think what we have going on here is like 3rd generation board member families, with 1-star gneral second generation wealth leadership with paleo-melinnial focus group guided PR departments.

And it is lazy. Morally, intellectually, creatively lazy people whose challenge is to make it to team meetings after a night of cocktails, to see who breaks for cocktails first.

Its a world they can't imagine without their product, who don't use their product, and cannot come up with anything clever within their brand.

Who seriously has a 30 minute lunch break and is like, "Hey, you know who would make my lunch fun? Some ugly pissed off Black dude who cut his dick off and needs to tell me how great he should be."

You serious?

Straight scotch and bone lazy.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#10  So, what I'm getting here is that the bosses of corporate America have decided that they would rather just close the shop and cash in their retirement.

Change my mind.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/01/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#11  "Amplifying Black Voices"

ABV
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/01/2020 14:43 Comments || Top||

#12  "Amplifying Black Voices" Will McD's be playing misogynistic, racist, violent and homophobic rap music?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#13  Apparently, the McRibs are coming back*

*limited time only
Posted by: Frank G || 07/01/2020 17:12 Comments || Top||

#14  so they'll be adding fried chicken and water melon to the menu?
Posted by: Classer || 07/01/2020 17:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Given the prevalence of diabetes and heart disease in the black community, the most significant thing McDonald's could do to show it cares about black lives would be to utterly change their menu or stop serving black people.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/01/2020 17:43 Comments || Top||

#16  so they'll be adding fried chicken and water melon to the menu?

You'll notice the Gatorade commercial 'fueled by electrolytes from watermelon' is gone.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/01/2020 18:31 Comments || Top||



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Wed 2020-07-01
  Lebanon’s army has scrapped meat from all meals it offers to soldiers on duty as food prices skyrocket
Tue 2020-06-30
  Denmark Jails Man over Iran-Backed Assassination Plot
Mon 2020-06-29
  Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) claiming responsibility for Karachi Stock Exchange attack. Majeed sucide Brigade
Sun 2020-06-28
  Leb officials apologize to US ambassador after judge issued order banning her from speaking to media
Sat 2020-06-27
  Iranian-backed Hezbollah militias threaten to assassinate Iraq's Prime Minister Kadhimi
Fri 2020-06-26
  Iraqi security forces have raided a HQ of Ketaib Hezbollah
Thu 2020-06-25
  Black Lives Matter Leader: ‘If This Country Doesn't Give Us What We Want, Then We Will Burn Down This System'
Wed 2020-06-24
  Appeals court orders judge to dismiss Flynn charges
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  Ivory Coast says it has captured jihadist leader behind border attack
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  Libya's Presidential Council slams Sisi's threats as ''declaration of war''
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  Sisi threatens direct Egyptian intervention in Libya
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  UN arms embargo on Iran must remain in place:
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  Mufti Al-Ghariani issues fatwa giving the GNA militias right to execute anyone loyal to the LNA
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