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At least 39 dead in two attacks in eastern DR Congo
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Afghanistan
Hundreds More Afghan Local Staff to be Allowed to Settle in UK
[ToloNews] Hundreds of Afghans who have worked as interpreters or in other roles as local staff for the UK government or British military will be allowed to relocate, the UK government announced.

In a statement, the government said: "Following the decision to begin the withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan, the prime minister has agreed with the Ministry of Defence, Home Office and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to rapidly accelerate applications through the policy."

The exact number of Afghans allowed to be relocated to the UK in this latest plan is unclear, but the government says it is expecting more than 3,000 to be resettled. This number includes both eligible local staff and their families.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace said those that might otherwise "be at risk of reprisals" from the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
were being considered.

"With Western powers leaving Afghanistan, the threat is increasing and has increased, including assassinations by the Taliban," Wallace said.

"This is allowing people a route to the United Kingdom for safety, the people who supported the British armed forces and the British government over many, many years in Afghanistan who feel they are in danger and it's absolutely right that we stand by those people," he said.

Wallace told the BBC that "with Western powers leaving, the threat is increasing, including assassinations by the Taliban".

Most of those affected worked as interpreters for British troops and the acceleration of plans allowing them to settle in the UK comes amid fears for these workers' safety with the ongoing pullout of foreign troops, which is scheduled to end on September 11, 2021.

The report said that hundreds of interpreters have already settled in the UK in an earlier version of the plan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wait for the boy grooming scandal next year.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/01/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
West African leaders have suspended Mali from their regional bloc in response to last week’s coup
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under:


Mozambique: South Africa Says Send Troops; Tanzania Says No Troops, Instead Negotiate, Develop
[All Africa] South Africa is pressing for urgent military intervention in Cabo Delgado, South African Foreign Minister Naledi Pandor told Reuters (21 May) in a telephone interview. Since 2008 SADC has had a regional defence pact that allows military intervention to prevent the spread of conflict. "We support the use of the defence pact. It's never been really been utilised in the region, but we believe this is the time, this is a threat to the region," Pandor said.

Tanzania will not send troops to Mozambique to counter insurgents in Cabo Delgado, Minister of Foreign Affairs Liberata Mulamula said Wednesday 26 May in Dar es Salaam. The Tanzania government has, instead, emphasised on the need for talks as a means of promoting peace and tranquility in Mozambique, calling on the international community to help the country by sending development aid. (Citizen 27 May)

A SADC evaluation proposed 3000 troops and equipment including a submarine. The SADC summit scheduled to discuss this was postponed from April to 27 May, and the summit simply postponed the issue until a new summit on 20 June. President Filipe Nyusi's longstanding opposition to a multi-lateral force and the opposition of some countries such as Tanzania suggest the SADC force will never happen.
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Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (IS-Mozambique)


Britain
Fishmongers' Hall terrorist Usman Khan was shot at TWENTY TIMES and Tasered as armed police desperately tried to take him down before he finally died ten minutes later on London Bridge, inquest hears
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Usman Khan is the Pakistani-Brit jailbird who in November, 2019 ran off from a crime conference to knife all the passersby he could reach before being stopped and killed. As a precocious 15 year old high school drop-out he’d gotten on terrorist watchlists for preaching hate with Anjem Chaudry’s al-Muhajiroun on the streets of Stoke-on-Trent. He’d been released in 2018 after serving time for plotting to bomb the London stock exchange for Al Qaeda in Arabia, but ISIS claimed he died while running amok in their name. We just characterize him as a Devout Muslim, and leave the hairsplitting to others.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/01/2021 11:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  Bobbies need range time?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/01/2021 13:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Captagon?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Sling more of those Benellis and leave the Glocks holstered.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/01/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#4  De dint has no narwhal tuskses.
Posted by: JHH || 06/01/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Suspect hyped up on Meth and Coke, check.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/01/2021 15:12 Comments || Top||

#6  #1 Bobbies need a handgun selected to drop a horse or a drug crazed Moro.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/01/2021 17:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Bobbies need a handgun selected to drop a horse or a drug crazed Moro.

I was wondering what they are armed with. Suspicions are it's some poodle-shooter with a load chosen for 'niceness'. Or cheapness.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/01/2021 17:47 Comments || Top||

#8  ^-- spitballs and harsh words.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/01/2021 17:50 Comments || Top||

#9  "Just as I though. This damned Beretta again." -- M
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/01/2021 19:57 Comments || Top||

#10  IIRC, most UK police officers are unarmed. If they need armed help, they need to call for a special armed squad.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/01/2021 20:31 Comments || Top||

#11  The root problem that led to the development of the magnificent M1911, I remember that image as a part of
An Army art series. Back when we were comfortable killing people who needed it.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/01/2021 21:25 Comments || Top||


UK to speed up relocation of Afghan staff amid safety concerns
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] More than 1,400 Afghans have moved to Britannia under a resettlement scheme, with another 3,000 expected to move under new rules.

Britannia will make it easier for Afghans who worked with British troops to settle in the United Kingdom, amid rising fears for their safety as foreign forces leave Afghanistan, a minister has said.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it was "only right" to speed up the plans with former Afghan staff at risk of reprisals from the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
and other gangs in the country.

"With Western powers leaving, the threat is increasing, including assassinations by the Taliban," Wallace told Sky News on Monday.

Local staff who served with British forces had "sacrificed a lot to look after us and now is the time to do the same", he added.

More than 1,400 Afghan interpreters and their relatives have already moved to Britannia under a resettlement scheme. The government says about 3,000 more are expected to come under new rules which broaden eligibility and make it easier for people to bring their families with them.

The government’s "moral obligation" to relocate staff was also stressed by UK Home Secretary Priti Patel who said that it was time to "recognise the risks they faced in the fight against terrorism and reward their efforts".

"I’m pleased that we are meeting this fully, by providing them and their families the opportunity to build a new life in this country," she added.

At the peak of the post-2001 deployment, there were almost 10,000 British troops in Afghanistan, mostly in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province in the south.

Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Europe
Greece has reacted furiously to remarks by Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu describing the Muslim minority community in northern Greece as Turkish
More on this story from yesterday.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Reporting on Cavusoglu’s Sunday visit to the city of Komotini in Thrace, Turkey’s official Anadolu News Agency said his delegation met with Ibrahim Serif, the chairman of the Western Thrace Turkish Minority Advisory Board and the elected mufti of Komotini, as well as Ahmet Mete, the elected mufti of Xanthi.

“The work of the muftis contributes greatly to the preservation and strengthening of the unity and solidarity of the Turkish minority,” Cavusoglu said in a Twitter post after the visit.

This is while Cavusoglu had previously said the aim of his visit was to prepare for a bilateral meeting between the Greek prime minister and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a NATO summit in Brussels on June 14.
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  5th column?
Posted by: borgboy || 06/01/2021 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Eh.... Senseless posturing again.
Both Greece and Turkey have been shitting on their respective remnant communities for ages at this point and yet most of those remnants in both Greece and Turkey think, want to think themselves as locals as they have their roots, families and life in their respective countries.

The fuckheads are going to piss on these communities again, ala 1960s are making a comeback.

How very "not nice"...
Posted by: Nomad || 06/01/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Google "concept of face"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/01/2021 13:19 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
It's been a year of Antifa and unchecked anarchy
[NYPOST] It was one year ago on Friday that Minneapolis’ soy-boy mayor, Jacob Frey
...The inept and ineffective (but I repeat myself) Dem class president mayor of Minneapolis during the George Floyd race riots. Frey issued the order for police to evacuate the Third Precinct so it could safely be burned to the ground, and has since dithered, waffled, and obfuscated on a near daily basis. The city is a Dem stronghold, so he'll probably be reelected...
, issued the order to police to evacuate the Third Precinct and leave the station to be overrun by the mob and burned to the ground.Protests had quickly turned violent mostly peaceful after George Floyd’s death under the knee of police officer Derek Chauvin three days earlier, and the police surrender only empowered the domestic snuffies who were whipping up the crowd.

For the next four nights, criminals ransacked the city and terrorized its residents with little in the way of police intervention.

Frey’s craven capitulation to the forces of violence had lit the match on a summer of rage across the country that really lasted beyond the November 2020 presidential elections, in lawless places on the West Coast like Portland and Seattle. Statues were toppled, the White House was besieged, looters had a field day, and police were assaulted with bricks, Molotov cocktails, bottles of urine and lasers.

More than 30 people were killed, 700 coppers were maimed, and insurance damages were estimated at over $2 billion.

The American people, already battered by a pandemic, had to endure six months of relentless terrorism from anarchist faceless myrmidons whose actions were minimized, normalized and, in some cases, applauded by the Democratic Party and Trump-deranged media in an election year.
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 
The longer this b.s. goes on, the longer time it will take to restore domestic peace/civilization.

Would you take a family vacation to any of the parts of the country with civil disorders and discords?
Posted by: Jumbo Fillmore6964 || 06/01/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Rhetorical question. Why do Antifa and BLM get free passes in their rampant year-long law-breaking spree?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/01/2021 10:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Biden funding nuke jihad- imports rare Iranian oil in March despite sanctions - EIA data
[FinancialPost] The United States imported a rare cargo of 1,111 & 1.033 million barrels of Iranian crude in October and March despite sanctions on Iran's energy sector, data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed.

The cargo is only the second oil import by the United States from Iran since late 1991, data on EIA's website showed.

The EIA could not be immediately reached for comment.
How is this not treason and which corporations bought it?
Not Fifth Column or treason, but an ongoing effort to enforce Trump-era sanctions against Iran. Moved to Home Front: WoT, Page 2: War on Terror Background. See also here.

Posted by: Woodrow || 06/01/2021 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Iranian Collusion? How about a Special Prosecutor with unbridled powers to look into this? When do the impeachment hearings begin in the House? As I thought, crickets.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/01/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Reuters is spreading propaganda. This is oil the US Navy seized. Iranian IGRC was selling oil to the Chinese.

Documents show US seized Iranian crude oil off UAE coast, sold it for $110m
Tanker said to have been subjected to forfeiture under American anti-terrorism statutes as Revolutionary Guard tried to use it to sell crude oil to China
Posted by: Flaising Omeling6076 || 06/01/2021 10:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Journalism by ignorant children desperate to have the megastory. Rush to publish or something more familiar to Cold Warriors, дезинформация, disinformation?
https://www.lawfareblog.com/why-does-russia-use-disinformation
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/01/2021 13:48 Comments || Top||


Documents show US seized Iranian crude oil off UAE coast, sold it for $110m
[IsraelTimes] Tanker said to have been subjected to forfeiture under American anti-terrorism statutes as Revolutionary Guard tried to use it to sell crude oil to China

The US has sold some 2 million barrels of Iranian crude oil after seizing an oil tanker off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, court documents and government statistics show.

The Iranian crude oil showed up in new figures released over the weekend by the US Energy Information Agency, raising the eyebrows of commodities traders as Tehran remains targeted by a series of American sanctions. The EIA figures included just over 1 million barrels of Iranian "crude oil imports" in March.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Now, to add insult to injury, tell them these 110 millions will be used to fund security for synagogues & churches in USA.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/01/2021 15:21 Comments || Top||

#2  You say that as if you think this report is completely on the level.

Why was Iran sending oil to the UAE?

Is the UAE an oil importer or something?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/01/2021 16:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Seized off the coast of the UAE, Snowy Thing. No suggestion that the UAE had anything to do with it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/01/2021 22:05 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
British intelligence met with Jabhat al-Nusra leader
[TASS] Representative of British intelligence MI-6, former British special envoy for Libya Jonathan Powell met with the leader of the terrorist group Jebhat al-Nusra (banned in Russia) Abu Mohammed al-Julani. This was announced on Monday by TASS by a diplomatic source in Moscow.

"According to the available information, the special services of Western countries not only indirectly, but also directly establish contacts with international terrorist groups operating in Syria. the Syrian-Turkish border meeting of the leader of the international terrorist alliance "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham" (banned in the Russian Federation), the leader of the notorious "An-Nusra" Abu Mohammed al-Julani with the representative of British intelligence MI-6, former British special envoy for Libya Jonathan Powell " , - said the source.

According to him, the main topic of discussion at the meeting was the possibility of excluding Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (one of the names of Jabhat al-Nusra) from the lists of terrorist organizations. In addition, an agreement was reached to maintain a permanent channel of communication with international terrorists recognized as such by the UN Security Council.

"The British side offered [the group] Hayat Tahrir al-Sham to declare its refusal to continue subversive activities against Western countries and establish close cooperation with them," the source said. a positive image of the terrorist alliance headed by him in the interests of its subsequent rehabilitation. A number of British allies, primarily the United States, are expected to be involved in the process of rebranding the Nusra people. "

"We would like to remind those who quickly forget their own bitter experience: there are no good terrorists, all attempts to tame them and feed them by hand, as a rule, end in a lot of blood of innocent victims," ​​the source emphasized.
Posted by: badanov || 06/01/2021 07:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  I'm sure it's not every day one of these IC guys gets to meet one of their heroes.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2021 10:38 Comments || Top||


IAEA: Iran’s enriched uranium stockpile 16 times larger than deal’s limit
[IsraelTimes] The UN nuclear watchdog says in a report that Iran’s stockpile of enriched uranium is around 16 times the limit laid down in the 2015 deal with world powers.

The report by the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) gives an estimate of the stockpile of 3,241 kilograms (7,145 pounds), but cautions that it is not able to verify the total. The limit laid down in the deal was 300 kilograms of uranium in a particular compound form, the equivalent of 202.8 kilograms of uranium.


UN nuclear watchdog chief ‘concerned’ over undeclared Iran sites

[IsraelTimes] The head of the UN nuclear watchdog says in a report he is "concerned" that 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...
had not clarified queries over several sites where previous undeclared nuclear activity may have taken place.

The report issued by the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) says that the organization’s director general, Rafael Grossi, "is concerned that the technical discussions between the agency and Iran have not yielded the expected results," referring to exchanges on the sites with Iranian officials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Iran's top negotiator: I'm not sure this is last round of Vienna talks
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] Iran’s top negotiator to Vienna talks on the revival of the landmark nuclear deal between the Islamic Theocratic Republic and world powers says despite intense efforts made by all involved parties to reach a conclusion in the ongoing fifth round of talks, he is not sure that this will be the final round of negotiations.

Abbas Araqchi made the remarks while addressing news hounds in the Austrian capital on Monday, saying that delegations attending the Vienna talks may have to go back to their capitals once more for further consultations with their respective governments.

Under former President Donald Trump
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Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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  At least 39 dead in two attacks in eastern DR Congo
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  ISIS suffers blow in Somalia's Puntland as forces kill Pakistani Jihadist
Sun 2021-05-30
  Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah coordinated Gaza fighting in joint ops room
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  Cullors steps down as BLM executive director
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  Syrian President Bashar Assad wins re-election with 95.1% of votes
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  Riot in Portland on anniversary of George Floyd's murder.
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Wed 2021-05-26
  Mali Army Arrests President, Prime Minister
Tue 2021-05-25
  Mozambique President Calls for Help From SADC to Fight Insurgency
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  Jew-beating murderous Moslem makes bail in New York
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