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IDF hits Gaza terror targets after arson attacks, in first raids since ceasefire
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Officials: Sudan, main rebel group fail to reach peace deal
[AlAhram] Sudan's transitional government and the country's main rebel group failed to reach a peace deal to end a decades-long conflict in the East African country, officials said Tuesday.

The latest round of talks between the Sudanese government and the Sudan Popular Liberation Movement - North, led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, began last month in South Sudan's capital, Juba.

Sudan's transitional government has been engaging in peace talks with rebel groups over the past two years. It's looking to stabilize the country and help its fragile path to democracy survive following the overthrow of Omar al-Bashir
...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it...
in April 2019. It reached a peace deal with another rebel alliance in October.

Sudan and the PLM-N agreed Tuesday to end negotiations and conduct further consultations over their disputed points, said Tut Galuak, a security adviser to South Sudan's president who led mediation efforts.

He said the two sides have reached ``significant understandings of the disputed issues,'' and that ``only four out of 19 points'' remain unsolved. He did not elaborate.

Galuak's comments came in a statement released by Sudan's ruling sovereign council.

Also in the statement, Gen. Shams Eddin Kabashi
... then a major, led a military contingent south of Khartoum that ensured the overthrow of the civilian Sadiq al-Mahdi government in July 1989. Subsequently, he was known as one of the most brutal supporters of the government of General Bashir...
, a member of the sovereign council and the government's chief negotiator, said the sides would return to the negotiating table ``once conditions are more favorable.''

The rebel group's chief negotiator, Ammar Amount, said they have agreed on between 75% to 80% of the deal and the remaining issues need further consultations with their leaders.

Neither side gave a time frame for a return to the talks.

Al-Hilu's movement is Sudan's single largest rebel group and is active in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan provinces, where it controls significant chunks of territory.

The most recent round of talks came less than two months after the government and the al-Hilu movement signed a declaration of principles detailing a roadmap for the talks.

Al-Hilu's group participated in negotiations leading up to that agreement but did not sign the final deal. It called for a secular state with no role for religion in lawmaking, the disbanding of all of al-Bashir's militias and the re-vamping of the country's military. al-Hilu's group said if its demands aren't met, it will call for self-determination in areas it controls.

Another major rebel group, the Sudan Liberation Movement-Army, led by Abdel-Wahid Nour, rejects the transitional government and has not taken part in talks.

Sudanese rebels for years fought al-Bashir's loyalists in Darfur but also in the southern provinces of Blue Nile and South Kordofan. The fighting has often fallen along religious and ethnic lines.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

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DOJ wants Supreme Court to reinstate death penalty for Boston Marathon bomber
[NYPOST] The Justice Department wants the US Supreme Court
...the political football known as The Highest Court in the Land, home of penumbrae and emanations...
to reinstate the death penalty
for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, saying the horrific nature of his crime warrants a more "just conclusion."The Justice Department wrote in court documents filed Monday that the appellate court had erred when tossing Tsarnaev’s death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
last July due to jury selection concerns in the attack that killed three people and injured 260 others in April 2013.

"The jury carefully considered each of the respondent’s crime and determined that capital punishment was warranted for the horrors that he personally inflicted — setting down a shrapnel bomb in a crowd and detonating it, killing a child and a promising young student, and consigning several others to a ’lifetime of unimaginable suffering,’" Justice Department attorneys wrote in a 48-page brief.

The ruling by the jurors "deserves respect and reinstatement" by the nation’s highest court, attorneys for President Joe Biden
...... 46th president of the U.S. The very model of probity.......
’s administration said despite his public opposition to the death penalty.

Former Attorney General Bill Barr told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named last year that the administration of President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
would do "whatever’s necessary" to reinstate Tsarnaev’s death penalty.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Unfortunate AG Barr couldn't do.... "whatever’s necessary" to bring Robert Durham's Trump-Russian probe to the light of day. Some degree of finality, reports, findings, indictments, etc.

The Tsarnaev debacle is simply an issue the Deep State wishes to flush down the memory hole. As long as Dzhokhar is still alive, he can share his thoughts and information.

The status of the late Tameran Tsarnaev's wife and Islamic convert Katherine Russell (see graphic) is a far greater curiosity. Yes, she's the one who also lived in the small apartment/bomb factory. Again, I am always eager to hear the details of those not being mentioned, talked about, or questioned.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2021 3:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah come on people. You have got to strike directly at the government to get a death penalty - see OKC. The rest of you are expendable for the ruling caste's virtue flashing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/16/2021 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Re #1: So where is Katherine Russell?
Posted by: Waldemar Snolulet5705 || 06/16/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Give Joker the Whitey Bulger treatment and transfer him to Hazelton; death is imminent soon after arrival.
Posted by: Raj || 06/16/2021 10:57 Comments || Top||

#5  The status of the late Tameran Tsarnaev's wife and Islamic convert Katherine Russell (see graphic) is a far greater curiosity.

The latest I can find is a few articles from last year, Besoeker:

In July 2020, Distractify reported she remarried and has a second child with the unnamed husband.

In April 2020, the Daily Mail published photos of her — in headscarf — and Tamarlane’s daughter taken from Facebook. She was apparently still on an FBI watchlist and mentioned in a book about the Boston Marathon bombing by Michele McPhee.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2021 13:07 Comments || Top||

#6  The DOJ argued that the Supreme Court should reinstate the death penalty for Tsarnaev after an appeals court vacated the sentence. It was the Trump DOJ that had first pushed for this, and while the Biden White House has not interfered, they publicly disagreed with the move.

White House keeps publicly disagreeing with DOJ decisions while stressing their independence
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/16/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

#7  I did a pretty in-depth open-source analysis of the Boston Marathon bombing and the Tsarnaev bros. back in 2013. I still believe the Tamerlan Tsarnaev was an intelligence community source gone bad. The younger brother might have simply been along for the ride.

Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2021 17:40 Comments || Top||

Iraqi delegation visits Makhmour camp
[Rudaw] An Iraqi security and ministerial delegation visited the Makhmour refugee camp on Monday to investigate recent Ottoman Turkish attacks on the camp that have killed four people.

"Baghdad's joint delegation searched the camp. We called for the protection of civilians, and we said that the Kurdistan Region has not allowed our people to enter Erbil and Duhok for two years," Haji Kachan, co-chair of the Makhmour Camp Council, told Rudaw on Monday.

Makhmour camp hosts more than 12,000 Kurdish refugees who fled persecution by the Ottoman Turkish state, mainly in the 1990s. It is located in areas disputed between Erbil and Baghdad. Ankara believes the camp has ties with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). On June 5, a Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
near the camp killed three people and on Friday, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
claimed it killed a senior PKK official near Makhmour.

The Iraqi government delegation that visited included representatives from the interior and migration ministries, as well as security officials. They asked to set up an Iraqi administration in the camp and make some changes in order to increase protection for the residents, according to Kachan.

The deputy commander of Iraqi Joint Operations on Monday said they need to boost protection for the camp. "Security will be enhanced with the presence of local police forces," said Lieutenant-General Abdul Amir al-Shammari.

The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) is concerned about the camp because residents don’t have recognized identity documents. "The camp is a special situation for us. The problem of the camp residents is that they don’t have official identifications issued by the government of Iraq or United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
. We don’t know that the information on the identification card is information on the holder or not, because they are not official," Dindar Zebari, international advocacy coordinator for the KRG, said in a presser on June 8.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

How special-ops units used 'old-school commando stuff' behind enemy lines to keep Saddam's forces distracted
[Business Insider] In early 2002, the US decided to invade Iraq and topple Saddam Hussein and his brutal regime.

Sketchy claims of weapons of mass destruction notwithstanding, the Iraqi military was a potent adversary and one of the largest armies in the world. The US-led Coalition opted to invade from the south and head north toward Bagdad.

As the defender, the Iraqis had the advantage, so US planners sought to divide Iraqi forces with a feint from the north, which meant working with the semi-autonomous Kurds.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Sketchy claims of weapons of mass destruction notwithstanding

Yeah, you were all having your knickers in a fit when ISIS overran the chemical weapons factory. Oh, that chemical weapons factory.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/16/2021 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Anyone remember the convoys into Iran in the middle of fhe night and fighter jets buried in the desert to hide them inside Iran? The voice/data intercepts talking at length about WMDs by senior Iraqi commanders . the large chemical weapon artillery caches? We thought the significant level of WMDs was there based on our awareness of what was being told to Saddam. The failure was our not being cynical enough abot the lies and BS his own people were giving him.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/16/2021 12:03 Comments || Top||

#3  the convoys into Iran

I remember convoys into Lebanon, whose contents ended up in the Bekaa Valley, NoMoreBS. Buried jets, though I thought they were somewhere in Iraq. The training area of Salman Pak for jihadi hijackers, bomb makers, and manufacturing poison gasses. Also the huge storage areas with bunkers full of leaking barrels of pesticides, so close chemically to nerve gas — some Rantburgers spoke of their own experiences with that last, or knowing people who did.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2021 16:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Believe me when I tell you Salman Pak was an evil place. It was one of Saddam's many WND research and production facilities. Here is a little Wiki piece on Rihab Taha aka 'Doctor Germ' one of his erstwhile researchers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2021 16:29 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Wiki link to Rihab Taha.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2021 16:30 Comments || Top||

#6  source for conjecture regarding the WMD disappearance in 2003

WMD conjecture in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 06/16/2021 16:57 Comments || Top||

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