[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.
Woah. “Pompeo met via video conference yesterday with Taliban Deputy & chief negotiator Mullah Baradar to discuss implementation of the U.S.-Taliban Agreement. [He] made clear the expectation for the Taliban to live up to their commitments, which include not attacking Americans.”
Protesters in #Sudan are back on the streets during the “million-man march” to pressure transitional authorities, demanding justice for those killed in the uprising last year that led to the ouster of Omar al-Bashir from power.https://t.co/pxBf0vmU2P
#OPEC and #Russia will likely ease record oil production cuts from August as global #oil demand recovers and prices have bounced back from their lows, according to OPEC+ sources. Find out more here:https://t.co/hLVOoLFuez
[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.
[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."
[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.
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 ||
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.
The Foreign Office of Pakistan while condemning the latest attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), said that the international community must take immediate cognizance of India’s use of state-terrorism to destabilize neighboring countries.https://t.co/b7hyWjyTMb
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
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 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
[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.
[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 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
Well, fuck these guys then - one more on the boycott list.
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.
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 ||
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.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.