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ISIS member Abu Mohammed Al-Muhajir carried out suicide attack in Sebha, Libya.
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-Land of the Free
Caitlyn Jenner says Biden should take the $929 MILLION he is spending on California's high-speed 'train to nowhere' and use it to finish Trump's border wall after illegal crossings rose for the fourth month in a row
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The Biden administration restored the $929million grant late Thursday night

  • President Trump revoked the deal in 2019 and called the plans a 'disaster'

  • Caitlyn Jenner said the funds should be used to finish the border wall for 'protection'

  • Her comments come after the latest border figures should the crisis worsening

  • California sued for the money back, saying the Transportation Department lacked the 'legal authority' to withdraw it

  • Construction on the line that runs from Sacramento to San Diego is slated to be completed by the end of 2021

  • Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday he would restart building the wall
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Got my vote.
Posted by: Ebburt de Medici1083 || 06/12/2021 0:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Yet another fukking clownshow. This is the ridiculous high speed train project that was supposed to cost $9 billion.

Then the public was told the actual cost would be $33 billion.
Obama gave California $3.5 billion in 2010. . . and incompetence and overruns pushed the project's cost to $60 billion.

More overruns, and the cost went up to $60 billion , then $77 billion, then $80 billion by 2019.

Then Trump demanded repayment to the Feds of Obama's $3.5 billion and the idiot boy governor of California said screw you. He promised to pay for it with 25% of the California's entire carbon-offset revenues.

Now the cost is over $100 billion and the retarded project isn't even going to connect any major cities -- you'll have to hop on a bus to get to LA.

Another poster said it well.
WeAre Ruled By F--king Morons

Posted by: Woodrow Noodleman5327 || 06/12/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#3  But, butt, trains. Bidet* and Butt-gig loves them some trains...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 14:39 Comments || Top||

#4  He’d be a terrible governor. But so would all the other candidates, and at least he has some good principles.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 15:40 Comments || Top||

#5  California can never elect a sane politician. That would go against their principles...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 15:52 Comments || Top||

Texas will build a border wall: Governor Greg Abbott pledges to 'build border barriers' along the state's Mexican border and arrest migrants after Biden suspended funding for Trump's project
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] Good idea. President Trump’s team already designed the thing and sourced materials, so it’s a matter of finding funds and relieving suppliers of things they’ve no other market for.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  I like this guy.
Federalism rocks!
Posted by: Snereter Tojo7805 || 06/12/2021 0:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I think Uncle Sam will get his tit caught in a wringer if he tries to claim land at the border magically becomes federal land rather than state land.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Biden to Route U.S. Border Wall Funds to Military and Construction Site Clean Up

They want the invasion to continue
Posted by: Frank G || 06/12/2021 7:46 Comments || Top||

#4  The TV news reported last night and expert expounding that the Feds would object, because border security is "their job". [shakes head]
Posted by: Bobby || 06/12/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

Amendment X
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.

You know of any specific law that prohibits it?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/12/2021 8:30 Comments || Top||

#6  The Biden Admin is busing Illegal aliens from other states into Texas.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 06/12/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#7  They want the invasion to continue

Every act points this way.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/12/2021 12:08 Comments || Top||

#8  Good - then send the bill to the U.S. Treasury.
Posted by: Raj || 06/12/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#10  Hunter B is a raging crackhead
Hunter B's dad is a flaming asshole
Posted by: Gluck Gray6138 || 06/12/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

Taliban: Turkey Should Withdraw Troops Under Doha Deal – Report
[ToloNews] Amidst reports of Ankara’s proposal to guard and run Kabul’s airport after the withdrawal of US and coalition forces from the country, a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
front man has said that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
should pull its troops from Afghanistan under the Doha agreement, adding another layer of complexity to concerns about consequences of troop pullout.

Quoted by Rooters, Taliban front man Suhail Shaheen said that Turkey should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan under the Doha agreement.

In a text message to Rooters, Shaheen has said that Turkey should also leave Afghanistan as it has been a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...

"Turkey was part of NATO forces in the past 20 years, so as such, they should withdraw from Afghanistan on the basis of the Agreement we signed with US on 29th Feb 2020," Shaheen said as quoted by Rooters.

"Otherwise, Turkey is a great Islamic country. Afghanistan has had historical relations with it. We hope to have close and good relations with them as a new Islamic government is established in the country in future," he added as quoted by Rooters.

Rooters reports that the State Department and the Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan has left many with concerns about the country’s political future as well as the safety of other countries’ diplomats once all troops leave.
Previously Turkey has said it will protect the Kabul airport with 500 soldiers if the NATO allies provide financial, logistical, and political supports to them.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Mali announces new govt with army in key roles
[AlAhram] Mali announced a new government on Friday in which key roles were retained by army figures, according to a statement read out on the national broadcaster.

The announcement comes after Colonel Assimi Goita, who led a coup last month, was named transitional president on Wednesday and appointed a civilian as his prime minister.
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Libyan Capital Named Amongst Least Liveable Cities in the World
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Crap. That timeshare I bought last weekend seemed too good to be true
Posted by: Frank G || 06/12/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Obviously the voting was rigged. Atlanta or Chicago should have walked away with this one.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi Plans to Run for Libyan Presidential Elections
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Prior to Hillary Clinton's short lived Arab Spring, Seif was meeting with Islamist and other enemies of the Qadafi regime. He was even then considered the future leader of Libya, and seemed to have the support of the LIbyan military and of a range of politicians actually in search of an honest-to-Allah Arab Spring. That he would now reemerge is not surprising. But his location is.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 06/12/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

Italian Diplomat: We Reject Tripoli Being Controlled by Mercenaries
[LIBYAREVIEW] The Italian Ambassador to Algeria, Giovanni Pugliese said that Rome and Algiers share common views on a number of issues, including on Libya.

Pugliese commented on the statements made by Algerian President, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, in an interview with the Al Jazeera news channel, that "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...
was a red line," and that Algeria would not allow mercenaries to occupy the capital.

According to the Italian Ambassador, "to some extent, we also reject Tripoli as the capital of mercenaries. Libya is occupied by foreign mercenaries and must return to the hands of the Libyans with a gradual decline of the foreign presence." He pointed out that last month, a telephone conversation between Prime Minister Mario Draghi, and President Tebboune took place, where they discussed Libya, and other regional crises.

"A few weeks later, there was a phone call between the Minister of Foreign Affairs Luigi Di Maio, and his Algerian counterpart, Sabri Boukadoum, who again spoke about Libya and the Middle East," he added.

Pugliese said that during Libyan Prime Minister, Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba’s visit to Algeria, the issue of trade and investments with Algiers was discussed. He added that they "also talked about renewable energy, hence the issues of technological innovation."

The Italian Ambassador added: "Libya and Algeria share various topics of common interest, such as the security of their long land border, and the fight against terrorism, but there are also economic files that Italia can enter as well."

Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Really, the Earth's only hope is to make space launches so cheap that we can just send all the zealots into the Sun.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||

#2  ...We object! But we don't want to do it either.
Posted by: magpie || 06/12/2021 19:03 Comments || Top||

How Facebook is fueling the border crisis by failing to close down dozens of groups offering passage into the US for as little as $1,700 and showcasing glowing testimonials
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Dozens of Facebook groups openly offer illegal crossings, posting prices, routes and testimonials from what they claim to be happy customers

  • The Tech Transparency Project (TTP) said in a damning report Facebook has become a 'one stop shop' for coyotes and dangerous cartels

  • TTP revealed it had handed over details about 50 human smuggler Facebook pages in April to Facebook - 19 still remain on the platform

  • Many groups - some with tens of thousands of members - make no effort to disguise their services, with names like 'Travel to the US, fulfill your dream'

  • In one post on the 'El coyote lopez' page, a smuggler advertises travel from Nicaragua into the US for $8,000 per person

  • The groups are also said to have ties to dangerous Mexican cartels

  • At least 128 migrants have died attempting to reach the US so far in 2021
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Doesn't Criminal facilitation and complacency make
Facebook vulnerable to being charged under the RICO ACT?

There are 35 clearly defined RICO ACT covered crimes.

Of which include Human Trafficking, Drug trafficking, Slavery and others.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/12/2021 6:40 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Turkish appeals court upholds lengthy prison sentence for Kurdish politician
An interim step before the Turkish supreme court called, in the French style, the Court of Cassation.
[Rudaw] A Ottoman Turkish appeals court on Friday upheld a lengthy prison sentence of more than 22 years for a prominent Kurdish politician over alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a pro-Kurdish news outlet reported.

Leyla Guven, a former politician for the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), was stripped of her parliamentary membership in June 2020 and later sentenced to 22 years and three months in jail for allegedly being a member of the PKK and propagating for the group.

She had appealed to the Regional Court of Justice on the grounds that her sentence was unfair, demanding a reversal of the ruling. However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the court rejected her application, upholding the local court’s decision, according to Mezopotamya News Agency.

Guven, 57,can appeal the ruling by filing an appeal with the Court of Cassation, according to the pro-Kurdish news outlet.

She launched a 200-day hunger strike in 2018 in a bid to end tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
Kurdish leader Abdullah Ocalan's isolation by securing him access to his family and lawyers. She is also the co-chair of the Democratic Society Congress (DTK) - an umbrella group which consists of lawyers, civil society organizations, political parties and human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...

The PKK is an gang fighting for the increased rights of Kurds in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
. It is considered a terrorist organization by Ankara. Some Ottoman Turkish officials claim that HDP and its sister groups like DTP have links with the PKK, leading to a crackdown which has put thousands of members and officials behind bars.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 00:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Why it is not a good idea to let Kerala ISIS operatives in Afghanistan return to India
[OneIndia] Four women among the 21 persons who left Kerala to join the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
are awaiting a nod from India for their return. The women had travelled to 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..
in Afghanistan in 2016-18 and their husbands were killed in different attacks in Afghanistan.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 02:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  this is easy k they run suicide cow bomber training camps!
Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 06/12/2021 13:27 Comments || Top||

#2  They could be carrying little jihadi fetuses in their fertile ISIS bellies. It would be madness for India to let them back in.
Posted by: jpal || 06/12/2021 16:21 Comments || Top||

After 6 month delay Iran pays UN debts, restoring its voting rights
[IsraelTimes] Tehran was unable to pay due to funds being frozen by US sanctions, money eventually released from Iranian accounts in South Korea; New round of nuke talks set to start Saturday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

PKK says Erdogan proposed a ceasefire deal
[Rudaw] A bigwig from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) said The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
’s president reached out to propose a ceasefire agreement that would end their conflict in Turkey and the Kurdistan Region while intra-Kurdish tensions are high.

"A few months ago [Ottoman Turkish President Recep Tayyip] Erdogan asked us, through some friends, to declare a ceasefire in Turkey," Murat Karayilan, member of the PKK executive committee, said in an interview aired on Sterk TV on Thursday.

The message from Erdogan was that, if a truce is declared in Turkey, then "whatever you do in other parts of Kurdistan, will not be [Ankara’s] business," Karayilan said.

The PKK leader said this was an attempt by Turkey to encourage a war between the PKK and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP), which is the main ruling party in the Kurdistan Region and enjoys strong ties with Ankara. "This is the enemy’s game. We need to be aware," said Karayilan.

The offer from Turkey was made in secret and Karayilan wanted to raise it in a meeting with KDP leader Masoud Barzani or other officials, but decided to "reveal it to the Kurdish public now."

Historic tensions between the PKK and KDP are once again elevated as the PKK is under intense pressure from Turkey’s armed forces and drone power, and the guerrillas are blamed for two separate attacks on Peshmerga forces that resulted in the death of six. The PKK has denied involvement in the deaths.
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The Coalition issues a clarification on the site of Wednesday's UAV attack
[SHAFAQ] The U.S.-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS/ISIS issued a clarification on the military site attacked by the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

The Coalition said in the clarification addressed to Shafaq News Agency, "Coalition does not have a camp named Victoria."

"Before 2011, there was the 'Victory camp" (al-Nasr), and it was handed to the Iraqi Government. It is the same site at which the American University is currently located."

"The site attacked recently is 'Baghdad diplomatic support center-BDSC', which is affiliated with diplomatic commissions for logistic support."

On Wednesday, the Baghdad International Airport was attacked by three booby-trapped UAVs. The attack resulted in no human or material losses, according to the Security Media Cell.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Iraq's Prime Minister visits the family of Col. Nibras Farman
[SHAFAQ] Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited on Friday the family of the intelligence officer who was recently killed in Baghdad.

Al-Kadhimi's office said in a statement, "the PM visited the house of hero martyr Nibras Farman Shaaban (Nibras al-Faili), who was assassinated by treacherous hands in a cowardly attempt to undermine the heroes of our security forces."

The statement added that al-Kadhimi offered deep condolences to the family of the martyr, noting, "Colonel Nibras and his lover companions are the bulwark in front of the enemies of our people."

Earlier, Nibras al-Faili, an Iraqi intelligence officer was assassinated in the capital, Baghdad.

Unidentified men rubbed out the senior intelligence officer as he drove his car in al-Baladiyat area.

The Colonel, Nibras Farman al-Faili, was the Head of the Rusafa office in the Intelligence Service.
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Israel said to ask Egypt to halt entry of cement, building materials into Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Public broadcaster reports goods have been entering the Strip through a crossing on the Egyptian border without any monitoring.

Israel has reportedly asked Egypt to prevent the entry to Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
of cement and other building materials that could be diverted by Paleostinian terror groups for military use.

Following the 11 days of intense fighting last month between the Israeli military and the Gaza Strip’s Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, rulers, Israel has been seeking to ensure that so-called dual-use products entering the coastal enclave are not used by terror groups to rearm.

Still, goods have been flowing through the Salah-a-Din gate of the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt three days a week without any monitoring, the Kan public broadcaster reported Wednesday. Among the goods reportedly entering Gaza through the crossing were cement, building supplies and fuel.

Israeli officials are hoping to meet with their Egyptian counterparts on the matter, having recognized that without monitoring of the goods entering Gaza, there is no way to block Hamas from rebuilding its military capabilities, the report said.

The report also said Israel had told Egypt that it has no opposition to Egyptian engineering teams in Gaza helping to clear debris left by IDF Arclight airstrike
s, but did not want them to repair the subterranean tunnels used by Hamas and other armed Paleostinian factions.

Egypt, which played a pivotal role in negotiating the May 21 ceasefire between the sides, last week sent bulldozers, trucks and cranes into Gaza to help with rebuilding efforts in the Strip after the recent hostilities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

US lifts some Iranian sanctions as nuclear talks resume
[Rudaw] Washington on Thursday lifted sanctions on five Iranian officials and companies who it said were involved in the oil trade. Officials said the move was unrelated to the nuclear talks in Vienna, but was because of a "change in status or behavior."

The US lifted sanctions on three former officials with the Iranian government and two companies "previously involved in the purchase, acquisition, sale, transport, or marketing of Iranian petrochemical products," the state department announced.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the decision to lift sanctions was a result of "a verified change in status or behavior on the part of the sanctioned parties."

US state department spokesperson Ned Price said during a press briefing on Thursday that there was no connection between the delisting and ongoing talks in Vienna to revive the Iranian nuclear accord, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

"What is absolutely true is that there is absolutely no connection between the JCPOA and ongoing negotiations in Vienna. This is a routine technical practice consistent with sanctions hygiene," he said, adding "delisting is a normal practice."

The JCPOA, signed in 2015, put limits on Iran’s nuclear activities and allowed inspections into its facilities. Former US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
withdrew from the deal in 2018 and began a "maximum pressure" campaign of sanctions in a bid to force Tehran to make a new deal that would also address its ballistic missile program and regional activities.

Under the sanctions, 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...
has steadily walked back on its nuclear commitments and is now enriching uranium up to at least 60 percent, far above the 3.67 percent limit set in the agreement.

Negotiations between the remaining signatories of the 2015 nuclear deal — Iran, Russia, China, UK, La Belle France and Germany — began in early April in Vienna to find a route for the United States to rejoin the accord, lifting sanctions and for Iran to return to full compliance with its nuclear obligations. The fifth round of talks ended on June 2 with optimism that a deal could be reached. A sixth round of talks in Vienna will begin this weekend.

Iran has continuously said it would return to its commitments under the deal, but only in exchange for a full lift on US sanctions that have crippled its economy.

Iranians will go to the polls to elect a new president on June 18. What will happen to the talks if they are not concluded before outgoing President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
, the architect of the deal, leaves office is not clear, though presidential candidates have signaled their support for the nuclear deal.

The spokesperson for Iran’s foreign ministry during the fifth round of talks said that "significant progress" has been made, though he acknowledged that some "key issues remain" and the process should not be rushed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 00:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ValJar
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/12/2021 12:15 Comments || Top||

Russia said providing Iran advanced spy satellite to surveil military targets, Putin sez report is garbage
[IsraelTimes] Officials say satellite would be a major upgrade to Iranian capabilities, letting Tehran continuously photograph Israeli and US bases in Mideast and share data with terror groups.

Russia is set to provide 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...
with an advanced satellite that officials say can be used to track military targets across the Middle East and would significantly boost Tehran’s intelligence-gathering ability, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Putin has made the calculus that the balance of power has shifted inevitably away from the US and the West and more towards a Sino-centric world polarity. Enhancing the Iranians is a choice of more options for his ambition to restore the Motherlands historic clients. A defeated Israel and cowed Europe, and a dis-functional US in rapid decline and economic/political colonization by China seems a fit for that long term. The unleashed cyber looting and infrastructure flaws being exposed tell me he approved that exploration, support evolving choices for Russia.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/12/2021 17:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Give? Questionable, highly. Sell? *Heh* Russians love money and if it messes with the USA it's just a bonus on the deal.
Posted by: magpie || 06/12/2021 19:02 Comments || Top||

Iranian tanker-warship transporting fast attack craft to Venezuela is also laden with MILLIONS of gallons of fuel in a ploy to get around US sanctions using maritime law
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The Makran vessel, which is a converted oil tanker that can carry three million gallons of fuel, is one of two Iranian warships currently in the Atlantic Ocean

  • There are fears the two warships - the Makran and Sahand - are carrying weapons and are possibly en route to Venezuela

  • The Makran appears loaded with millions of gallons of fuel, experts say

  • Despite fears the warships are carrying weapons as well as oil, US authorities are unable to stop them because of sovereign immunity

  • Ships that are government-owned or operated are granted immunity under the UN Convention and cannot be subject to the jurisdiction of any country

  • The two warships - Makran and Sahand - that are currently in the Atlantic are operated by the Iran navy

  • Intelligence already has indicated that the Makran is carrying Iranian fast-attack craft and has a mobile launch platform for helicopters

  • US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin raised fears on Thursday that the vessels could possibly be carrying weapons

  • Biden administration official said the US views delivery of weapons in its hemisphere as a threat and that it will take 'appropriate measures' to prevent it
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Remember the Lusitania!
Posted by: Goober Tojo2201 || 06/12/2021 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  But they also have a load of Diversity, Equity, and Anti-White Supremacy in the hold, so US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and the Biden Harris Regime are down with letting it through
Posted by: Frank G || 06/12/2021 7:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Brown people running it. It's off limits.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 10:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Odd that this kind of stuff never happened while Trump was President.
Posted by: Tom || 06/12/2021 10:37 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 "Iran" means land of the Aryans.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/12/2021 11:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Sovereign immunity, so the USNavy cannot board or obstruct any vessel operated by a foreign government, even if it is a direct threat to what used to be the United States but is now apparently the land mass occupied by oppressed people of color north of Mexico and south of Canada?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/12/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#7  /me ponders the difficulties of attaching a limpet mine to a ship underway. Being an oiler, she is probably on the slow side...
Posted by: SteveS || 06/12/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Sluse Grealet9429 || 06/12/2021 13:33 Comments || Top||

#9  G, one thing those goons are not is white. No matter what "Iran" means in some wikipedia entry.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||

#10  Be a real shame if it struck a reef right above that deep, deep, trench...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/12/2021 14:42 Comments || Top||

#11  G, one thing those goons are not is white

They just as Caucasian as you are: Iranian faces
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/12/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

#12  I can fix this rather easily. Just give me 1 Mk48 and a way to fire it...

Or better yet, a Chinese copy of the Russian Type 53. Drop it over the side of a fishing boat and activate it 35km away, extract the crew and leave the burning fishing boat adrift
Posted by: These Forkbeard7574 || 06/12/2021 15:11 Comments || Top||

#13  Brown is a state of mind and they got it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 16:38 Comments || Top||

#14  You will probably find the average IRGC member is basically an arab.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 16:40 Comments || Top||

#15  Absolutely no Caucasian girl I've ever dated had eyebrows that could embarrass Stalin's mustache.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/12/2021 16:46 Comments || Top||

#16  In my experience Persians are on the whole pretty much White... whatever that means.
Posted by: Secret Master || 06/12/2021 20:29 Comments || Top||

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