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22 Taliban militants killed, wounded on Kabul-Jalalabad highway
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-PC Follies
Dressed the part, ‘Panther' group came straight from central casting
Via InstaPundit
[AJC] It’s hard to stand out when you are in a sea of thousands of frustrated, sign-waving protesters. But in marches and demonstrations over the past week in Atlanta, Decatur and even Cumming, a small knot of charismatic young people kept getting photographed.

They said they were Black Panthers, and they looked the part with all-black attire and black berets adorned with a cat-head patch. Their leader was a tall, thin black woman armed with an assault rifle and a determined look. Photos of the group popped up in local news outlets, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, but also in the British tabloid press.

Within a few days, an activist on Twitter sussed out that the group was comprised of models and actors from Atlanta’s film and entertainment industries. A Twitter user who goes by Wolf The Red identified them from their Instagram accounts where he found the group modeling haute couture or publicizing their film credits, but "zero prior demonstrations. No posts with guns. No calls to action."
Posted by: Shating Turkeyneck1016 || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Why hasn’t oil and gas production started in Libya
Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  The combination of rig hands who dwell along a spectrum of disgruntled to highly disgruntled, feuding land/mineral/surface owners, sticky fingered locals, and 'quirky' leo's is always a recipe for abundant gun play. But even I would draw the line at indirect fire and air strikes.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/08/2020 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Why haven't they started rebuilding the Wendy's? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/08/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

#3  I'd blame the Gulanists.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/08/2020 17:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Who wants to go to work when it is Calvinball time? Game on, bitches!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/08/2020 17:38 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Terrorist designation fits Turks better than it does PKK
Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Turkey threatens to go to war with Greece if they try to defend parts of the Mediterranean Sea that Turkey has been exploring for gas
Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Sultan Yip-yip I - "Yes, we can win a six-front war."
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/08/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  1. Why is Turkey (and really for that matter, we) in NATO?

2. Why do we have any military personnel in Turkey (other than the military liaison at the embassy)?

Time to fire a good load of general grade officers who've obstructed the removal of our presence in the place. Same clown car that said we'd lose the Pacific if we were forced to leave the Philippines.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/08/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#3  They gotta be hitting the sauce hard up in EU and NATO HQ in Brussels over this.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 07/08/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't see a good reason why Turkey needs to stay in NATO.

I also don't see a good reason why NATO should continue to exist.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/08/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#5  ^How about two birds with one stone?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/08/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
US will be deporting Kassim Tajideen, Lebanese financier of Hezbollah, per judicial order granting request for compassionate release
Lebanese media said that Tajideen was en route to Beirut on June 7 and would land "within hours." However, an official from the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said that he was still in custody as of Tuesday night.
Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  This would be one of the few times I'd like to see some asset forfeiture happening.
Posted by: Raj || 07/08/2020 7:00 Comments || Top||

U.N. Scolds U.S. for Deadly Strike on Iran Terror Leader Soleimani
[BREITBART] The deadly January U.S. dronezap that eliminated Iran’s terror commander Qasem Soleimani and nine other people was a violation of international law, a U.N. human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
investigator claimed Monday.The United States has failed to provide sufficient evidence of an ongoing or imminent attack against its interests to justify the strike on General Soleimani’s convoy as it left Baghdad airport, lamented U.N. special rapporteur Agnes Callamard a full six months after the event.

The attack violated the U.N. Charter, Callamard alleged in a report calling for accountability for assassinations by armed drones and for greater regulation of the weapons.

"The world is at a critical time, and possible tipping point, when it comes to the use of drones. ... The Security Council is missing in action; the international community, willingly or not, stands largely silent," Callamard, an independent investigator, told Rooters.

Soleimani directed Iranian military operations abroad, including terror strikes in third party states. Just one week before his death, he is thought to have directed rocket attacks that killed an American civilian contractor in Iraq.

A United Nations "scolding?" I recommend it be worn as a badge of honor.

Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  What Trump ought to do is every time the UN comes out with one of these idiotic reports, drop $1,000,000 from our contribution.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/08/2020 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Consider us properly chastised. We solemnly promise not to do it again until next time.

Is there really such a thing as UN special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions? Not to be cruel, but it sounds like a useless, make-work position.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/08/2020 0:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Trump needs to build a moat around the UN infestation in NY
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/08/2020 2:36 Comments || Top||

#4  Rambler, I like it. $1M/scold
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/08/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#5  US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/08/2020 8:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Awfully damn quiet when Obama had his pencil and his list offing offending people.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/08/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#7  ...Callamard, an independent investigator, told Rooters.

An exemplar of the term 'arrogance' :a minor flunky, on her own authority no less, is calling out a sovereign nation's conduct.
Posted by: magpie || 07/08/2020 16:56 Comments || Top||

#8  I suppose it is not proper diplomatese to tell the Security to go come to go fuck themselves
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 07/08/2020 17:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Danged auto correct got me
Sometimes I really hate technology and it makes me worry about artificial intelligence when makes a hash of something as simple as auto correct
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 07/08/2020 17:46 Comments || Top||

Syrian and Russian planes have carried out deadly aerial strikes in Idlib province that amount to war crimes a UN report says
Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Nasrallah lashes out at the US ambassador, accusing her of interfering in the country's internal affairs
Posted by: Fred || 07/08/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2020-07-08
  22 Taliban militants killed, wounded on Kabul-Jalalabad highway
Tue 2020-07-07
  Iraqi security analyst Husham Al Hashimi assassinated outside his Baghdad home
Mon 2020-07-06
  Sen Tammy Duckworth in favor of tearing down George Washington Statues!
Sun 2020-07-05
  Officer draws gun on two men who beat him in the Bronx— de Blasio calls for his resignation
Sat 2020-07-04
  Happy Fourth!
Fri 2020-07-03
  MSNBC Dubs Mount Rushmore as a 'Racist' 'Symbol of White Supremacy'
Thu 2020-07-02
  Massacre reported in Irapuato, Mexico — 24 people dead
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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