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-Land of the Free
Yes! - Arizona sheriff's 'Citizens Posse' allows residents to be deputized


WANTED: Cannon fodder
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Ansarullah Bangla Team (AQIS)

#1  Read Peel's Principles of Policing and this should happen more often.

The problem is that metastatic government has created a mass of law to discourage the general public from taking the law in their own hands, where it belongs.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/04/2020 3:36 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Deadly Attacks Spark Fear of Daesh Resurgence
[ToloNews] The complex attacks in Pashtun-infested Logar and Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
provinces claimed by ISIS have raised concerns about the resurgence of ISIS's activities, with analysts saying that some terrorist outfits have coordinated their attacks with the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
as peace talks are nearing.

Analysts see foreign influence behind such attempts that apparently are aimed at disrupting the grinding of the peace processor.

The attacks in Pashtun-infested Logar and Nangarhar left dozens of civilians dead and maimed.

"We are not blaming Pakistain or other countries. We are blaming ourselves. We should become alert," said Abdul Rauf Shpoon, an MP from Nangarhar.

Critics said that some countries involved in Afghanistan’s war--and peace--are seeking to support other groups instead of the Taliban.

"ISIS is getting stronger based on two reasons: First, part of the bad boy Taliban is not joining peace and is joining al Qaeda. Second, these groups also continue the war because they are not part of the grinding of the peace processor," said Saleh Mohammad Registani, a military analyst.

"If the Taliban joins the government, then ISIS, Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
and Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
will replace them," said Ahmad Ali Hazrat, a former head of Nangarhar's provincial council.

"The Afghan government is fighting many terrorist groups. Our security and defense forces are ready to suppress any terrorist group that attempts any activity," Sediqqi said.

"The umbrella has been created by the Taliban. ISIS and other terrorist groups are using this opportunity," said Tariq Arian, a front man for the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

This comes as on August 1 the Afghan intelligence agency, the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), said that it had killed Assadullah Orakzai, the head of intelligence for the Khorasan branch of ISIS.

The NDS said the ISIS commander was killed during an operation near Jalalabad city, the center of Nangarhar province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Govt Reacts to Pro-Taliban Movements in Iran, Turkey
[ToloNews] The Afghan government on Monday reacted to images from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
and 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...
showing pro-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Afghans holding flags of the group.

The government said that such pro-Taliban propaganda should be stopped by these countries as it will harm the peace efforts in the country.

The photos shared on social media showed a group of people in Mellat Park in northern Tehran. A similar move was seen in Istanbul, Turkey.

"The grinding of the peace processor that the Afghan government and the people of Afghanistan are supporting should be supported in practice and they should prevent moves that could affect this process," said Gran Hewad, front man for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Critics said they consider this interference of the two countries in Afghanistan’s affairs, as such groups should not be allowed to show pro-Taliban propaganda.

"It is a clear interference in Afghanistan’s affairs. We have always said that they do not want Afghanistan to have an identity and a central government and have always been in favor of weakening the government," said Abdul Sattar Husaini, an MP.

Some Iranian media reported that the person who first broke the news about the pro-Taliban gathering in Mellat Park has been arrested by the Iranian government.

"Every war has its military and propaganda supporters. Such photos are taken to provoke people’s feelings," said Tariq Farhadi, a former presidential adviser.

Iran’s embassy in Kabul said the gathering in Mellat Park was "illegal" and conducted by Afghan citizens.

The issue is under investigation, the embassy said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
UN plane botches landing in Mali, wounding 6
[Al Ahram] A United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
plane careened off the runway while touching down in the northern Malian city of Gao on Monday, officials said, injuring six people.

According to Abdoulaye Maiga, a witness to the accident who works for an airport-security company, the plane had to make an emergency landing, at which point it "left the runway".

An official with the UN peacekeeping force in Mali, known as MINUSMA, told AFP that at least six people had been hurt in the accident.

Another MINUSMA official, who declined to be named, said that the flight had left the capital city Bamako with seven Russian nationals aboard.

A photo circulated on social media on Monday, appearing to show a badly damaged white plane, bearing UN insignia, in a puddle of mud.
Symbolism
AFP did not independently confirm the image.

UN peacekeepers deployed to Mali in July 2013, after jihadists seized much of the north of the country the previous year.

The MINUSMA now has 13,000 troops in Mali, while La Belle France has 5,100 soldiers as part of Operation Barkhane, its anti-jihad force in the Sahel.

Despite the presence of thousands of foreign troops, the conflict has engulfed the centre of the country and spread to neighbouring Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and Niger to the west.
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6599 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Palestinian pilot?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/04/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||


Haftar asked Washington for help in controlling Libya's sea and land borders
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all. Actually, he is, but slowly...
’s Libyan National Army (LNA) sent a message to Washington on Sunday calling for international control of land and sea border crossings and ports to prevent weapons from being sent to the capital’s government, Al Arabiya TV channel reported.

"The LNA insists on international control over land and sea terminals in order to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of the Government of National Accord [Prime Minister Faiz Saraj] and to prevent Ankara from transferring weapons and equipment to the country," the letter said to the US authorities.

It also notes that the army command refuses to sit at the same table with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
during any possible negotiations in the coming period and "remains committed to the withdrawal of mercenaries and militias." In addition, the LNA notified that it would not agree with the entry of various types of gangs into state institutions, as planned by the Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Cabinet of Ministers.

On Saturday, Haftar, during a scheduled review of the units under his control, confirmed "his determination to resist the Ottoman Turkish intervention." "The Turks stayed in Libya for 300 years, and the Libyans saw nothing but evil," Al Arabiya quotes him on Sunday.

"The expulsion of the colonialists is our main goal. We will not agree to be colonized again Enough of what has happened to us in the past. The army will teach a lesson to the mercenaries that Turkey sends to fight on the side of the Government of National Accord [GNA]. "

In Libya, for a long time, two executive bodies have existed in parallel: the NTC sitting in Tripoli and a temporary cabinet operating in the east of the country together with the parliament and supported by the LNA.

Over a year ago, the opposing camps unleashed battles for the country’s main city, after Haftar launched an offensive on the capital on April 4, 2019, with the goal of, as he said, freeing it from terrorists.

In response, the Tripoli cabinet of ministers officially turned to Turkey for help on the basis of a memorandum on military cooperation signed with it in November last year. With the active support of Ankara, the GNA managed to regain control over a number of territories seized earlier by the LNA. So far, all attempts to return the parties to dialogue, and the search for political solutions have not been crowned with success.
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Fifth Column
The person running the $1.3m Portland antifa bail fund is one of the people who assaulted me last year at the antifa riot
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Follow the money, tho laundering might make this a little difficult.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/04/2020 13:57 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey says oil deal between SDF, US firm amounts to ‘financing of terrorism’
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Home Front: WoT
ZOA calls on HIAS to sever ties with Hamas-linked organization
[Jpost] IRW has been labeled a terrorist organization by Israel, as well as other nations and banks, due to its funding and ties of Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, and the Moslem Brüderbund.

The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) called on the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
...since 2002 they’ve concentrated on non-Jewish refugees while keeping the name for fundraising purposes...
to sever its ties with an Islamic relief organization linked to Hamas.

This call to end the partnership came after recent revelations regarding Heshmat Khalifa,
...born in Egypt, he has been a British citizen since 2005...
the trustee and director of Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW),
...the “charity” arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain, it has received millions of pounds from the British government’s Department for International Development and six-figure sums from the Obama government, while Israel and the UAE have banned it for forwarding funds to Hamas...
and his posts on social media that have been labeled antisemitic and inciteful.

"IRW director Khalifa called Jews the 'grandchildren of monkeys and pigs'; called Egypt’s president a 'Zionist pimp'; and praised Hamas as 'the purest resistance movement in modern history,'" ZOA said in a statement on its website.

Though Khalif has since resigned, his antisemitic posts are "merely the tip of the iceberg," ZOA stated, adding that IRW has been labeled a terrorist organization by Israel, as well as other nations and banks, due to its funding and ties of Hamas and the Moslem Brüderbund.

Other nations that have called out IRW for their ties to terrorist organizations include the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Bangladesh, Germany and Sweden. In addition, the US Justice Department and USBC and UBS Banks have both called out the organization as well.

This partnership between HIAS and IRW began in 2018 to aid Moslem migrants colonists entering Greece. This partnership has continued in the following years.

According to ZOA, this may in part be due to 99% of HIAS refugee clients being non-Jewish, with most of them being Moslem. "However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
HIAS’s resettlement of Moslem and other non-Jewish refugees can be done without partnering with the terror-tied Islamic Relief," ZOA stated.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2020 02:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  HIAS went rouge some years ago.

They have been advocates for illegal immigrants.

They have been apologists for islamic terrorists.

a disgrace
Posted by: lord garth || 08/04/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I completely agree, lord garth.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/04/2020 12:22 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Rafael, Raytheon sign US Iron Dome production plant deal
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2020 09:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let's try not to staff it with Chinese and Muslims, OK?
Posted by: gorb || 08/04/2020 13:30 Comments || Top||


Assessment in Israel of attempted infiltration on Golan Heights: Iran, not Hezbollah, is behind the incident,
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish language and Islam religion in Turkish are taught at schools in Syria, and the TurkishLira is imposed as local currency
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Lebanon’s foreign minister quits post
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
’s Foreign Minister Nassif Hitti submitted his resignation to Prime Minister Hassan Diab on Monday, a government source said. Hitti decided to quit over differences with the premier and frustration at being sidelined, a ministry official and sources close to him told Rooters earlier.
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Good timing.
Posted by: York Harding || 08/04/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Taking Down Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Just Got A Bit Harder
[HotAir] A judge on Monday dissolved one injunction preventing Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration from removing an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond but immediately instituted a new one in a different lawsuit.

The new 90-day injunction issued by Richmond Circuit Court Judge W. Reilly Marchant bars the statue’s removal while the claims in a lawsuit filed by a group of Richmond property owners are litigated.

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has filed a motion to dismiss the property owners’ case, which has not yet been acted on by the judge, according to Herring’s spokeswoman.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/04/2020 09:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lee's value was in the post civil war period in returning the state and nation back to something like normalcy. The war could have dragged on as an insurgency for a generation or more, but Lee sought an end to it and lead by example. No large scale insurgency ensued.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#2  But that's all tainted rayciss history, now decreed not only unnecessary but actually harmful now.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/04/2020 10:28 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2020-08-04
  Beruit goes BOOM!
Mon 2020-08-03
  Israel army says it has foiled a terror attack at the border with Syria
Sun 2020-08-02
  Turkish brig.-gen. executed for revealing Qatari funding of jihadists
Sat 2020-08-01
  Turkey Sends Fighter Jets to Azerbaijan After Threat to Bomb a Nuclear Power Plant
Fri 2020-07-31
  Indonesian Court Convicts, Sentences Top 2 Jemaah Islamiyah Militants
Thu 2020-07-30
  ISIS claims responsibility for killing of top Iraqi commander
Wed 2020-07-29
  Iran launched several ballistic missiles from Iran to the Southern Arabian Gulf
Tue 2020-07-28
  Germany arrests ISIS woman who abused Yezidi woman in Syria
Mon 2020-07-27
  Islamic extremists in Nigeria execute 5 men as warning against converting to Christianity
Sun 2020-07-26
  Allahu akbar: Turks hold Hagia Sophia triumphal march
Sat 2020-07-25
  Taliban ready for intra-Afghan dialogue immediately after Eid
Fri 2020-07-24
  Federal officers in Portland may have been permanently blinded by lasers
Thu 2020-07-23
  Photo Appears to Show Black Lives Matter Supporters Holding Down and Kneeling on Neck of White Baby
Wed 2020-07-22
  At Least 14 People Wounded In Mass Shooting Outside Funeral in Chicago
Tue 2020-07-21
  BLM Beats Conservative Michelle Malkin With Clubs In Denver

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