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Taliban capture Afghanistan's main Tajikistan border crossing
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Afghanistan
Turkey will take the lead in securing Kabul Airport: Report
Is Turkey planning to be the last man standing in Afghanistan? An act supporting a future brotherly Islamo-fascist regime once the Taliban retake the place? How does this relate to the formation of Great Turan, Turkey’s plan for a Turkic-speaking emoire?
[AlAhram] According to a senior Ottoman Turkish defense official, a US military delegation will visit Ankara later this week to hold detailed consultations on a possible Ottoman Turkish role in securing Kabul International Airport following NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
’s withdrawal.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
has reportedly pledged to protect Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, and probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
International Airport, as concerns persist about how security would be ensured along important transportation lines and at the airport, which is the primary entrance to the capital Kabul.

Jake Sullivan, the US national security advisor, reported that US president Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... or is that an act?...
and Ottoman Turkish president His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than there are in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really most important...
decided to work together to assure the Ottoman Turkish mission is established, by the US president’s September 11th deadline to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, during their first bilateral meeting on Monday.

Ankara expressed that in order to take the leading role, other allied countries were asked to help financially, logistically, also with troops. Erdogan told news hounds on Monday at the conclusion of a series of meetings with NATO leaders that Turkey is seeking Pakistain’s and Hungary’s participation in the new mission in Afghanistan once the US-led NATO force leaves.

According to sources, Hungary indicated interest in participating in the mission during a meeting between Erdogan and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on the sidelines of the NATO summit earlier this month.

Although no official deal has been signed between Ankara and NATO over undertaking this responsibility, Erdogan’s and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s statements, however, suggested that the two countries were close to reaching an agreement. Therefore, on Wednesday or Thursday, a US delegation will visit Ankara.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  well, I asked yesterday when they would take over. Guess I got my answer.
Posted by: Chris || 06/23/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Good luck, Yippy!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2021 13:34 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
‘Shoot to kill’ orders issued in Kenya as US troops arrived for Al-Shabaab war
[Garowe] Young people engaging, aiding, or otherwise sympathizing with al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
holy warriors in Kenya will be killed on spot by security forces, a top administrator has said, in yet another statement that could elicit sharp debate from politicians and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
activists.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  The remedy to tame al-Shabaab is death by bullet.

That works many places.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 6:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Bam! Just like that, its OK to kill blacks again. (do I need to put a /sarc on that?)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2021 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Mao Mao redux? I believe we seen this movie. Are we wetting ourselves up for the Hanslope papers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#4  further asked parents to start "making graves" ... we are not going to have mercy on anybody,

Maybe you should invite a Kenyan army contingent for the BLMs.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2021 11:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Quelle Surprise!! Soldiers carry weapons to kill.
Posted by: irish rage boy || 06/23/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Will the US forces be able to shoot back? Or will they be handcuffed by the ROEs?
Posted by: Chris || 06/23/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Newly sanctified Tunisian cemetery for migrants filling fast
[AlAhram] In all, around 600 sets of remains are interred in the two cemeteries for migrants colonists. Only three have names

Most of the headstones have dates but no names. Row after row of palest white, practically gleaming in the Mediterranean sun.

The cemetery in Zarzis is nearly exactly as Rachid Koraichi pictured it when he sketched his vision of the ``Garden of Africa'' that would be the final resting place for hundreds of anonymous men, women and kiddies whose bodies have washed up on the shores of this coastal Tunisian city in recent years.

For him, it was a duty ``to make a burial ground, one with presence and intelligence, so that one day the families, the fathers, the mothers, the tribes and the countries know that their children are in a heavenly place, the first step to heaven,`` Koraichi told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

Zarzis is a port city where migrants colonists bound for Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
frequently wind up after their boats go astray in the Mediterranean's uncertain currents. One of its cemeteries is already filled with those who died trying to make the crossing. Zarzis residents refused to bury migrants colonists in the local Moslem cemeteries.

So Koraichi decided that the newly dead needed their own burial ground and he bought a plot of land in honor of his brother, who himself drowned in the Mediterranean while trying to migrate to Europe. ``They died in the same waters, they died in the same sea and were taken by the same salt,'' he said.

His cemetery officially opened June 9 with a plan for 600 graves, but he had already been accepting bodies since 2019, soon after he bought the land. It is already one-third full. Koraichi pays for the burials out of his own pocket.

He planted a small garden in the midst of an olive orchard, dotted with pomegranate trees and fragrant jasmine and interspersed with glazed tiles and winding walkways.

In all, around 600 sets of remains are interred in the two cemeteries for migrants colonists. Only three have names.

``For too long, humanity has shown its powerlessness, even indifference, when men and women drown and there are too many who look away,`` Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO's director general, said on a visit to the region June 9 to donate a statue to the cemetery.

As for the belongings that wash up in Zarzis after the shipwrecks, many of them are collected in a nearby museum. Clothes, toys, scraps of identity documents _ in all more than 125,000 shards of lives lost trying to reach Europe over more than two decades.

Mohsen Lihidheb, the museum's founder, is particularly troubled by the shoes, worn over months and years of walking.

``These are the shoes used during the crossing of the Libyan desert which was not easy,`` he said. ``They did not manage to get new shoes in the rich countries, but died in the sea wearing these shoes.''

Since the beginning of this year, 677 people have died on the stretch of central Mediterranean coastline from Libya into Tunisia trying to reach Europe, according to the International Organization for Migration. That figure has risen considerably since last year's slowdown in migration due to the pandemic, despite Europe's efforts to block departures.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Africa Subsaharan
Seven Years After Chibok, Mass Kidnapping of Students Becoming Norm in Nigeria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: ISWAP

#1  and here I thought Michelles hashtag solved al that.
Posted by: Chris || 06/23/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Nigerian Spring Break
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2021 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I think everything which is wrong with the world happens within that tweet's illustration.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/23/2021 13:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Nigeria seems an example of where Private Military Companies could be useful. Standing up an army is hard for a bunch of reasons. Sending inexperienced troops up against well-seasoned hard boys is not a recipe for success.

Spending a little oil money to hire a PMC to deal with the miscreants buys some time to build an army and it deals with the current crop of bad guys. You'd want a well-equipped PMC though, capable of heliborne assault. A gunship or two, or some artillery would come in handy. As an extra bonus, since you are paying them, they aren't likely to overthrow your ass.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2021 22:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Mercenaries are here to stay
Posted by: Bob Cleresh7471 || 06/23/2021 22:49 Comments || Top||


Europe
French teen critical of Islam becomes center of free speech debate
[IsraelTimes] 13 people are on trial in Gay Paree for harassing the girl, known as Mila, forcing her to leave school and be placed under police protection.

At just 18 years old, a French teenager has sparked a national debate
... an expenditure of personal wind at the national level that leads to face-making and other histrionics but can't be shown to have ever solved an issue ...
about free speech, over which she has faced death threats online and been defended by President Emmanuel Macron.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  She's not wrong.
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/23/2021 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Even when I go outside, I am in prison

Life of any citizen of country that encourages islamics above their station.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#3  After receiving threats she launched into an anti-Islam tirade, declaring: "Islam is shit... Your religion is shit. I put my finger into the asshole of your God. Thank you and goodbye."

Where can we find more young people with this degree of clarity and courage?
Posted by: Slusing Chosh1270 || 06/23/2021 18:04 Comments || Top||

#4 
These are the voyages of the Starship Mila;
and her glorious, continuing missións.
Giving libtards, mullahs.. and Macron
the most unwholesome jolly frissóns.

To seek out new c☻cksuckers, to insult and berate,
and unwitting populace from Mohamedry lib'rate.
To boldy probe what man mustn't troll,
And claim for us Allan's soap washed areshole!
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2021 22:55 Comments || Top||

#5  I put my finger into the asshole of your God

I didn't know that was something....
Must be an Mideast or French insult?
Posted by: Spoter B || 06/23/2021 23:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Je met mon doigt dans le cul de ton con Muhammad
Posted by: Bigfoot Hupomoth1631 || 06/23/2021 23:23 Comments || Top||

#7  Damn, y'all kiss yo' Mahomet with that mouth?

Muezzin: "O Muslims, give -----
To your moon god, so wonderfully ----,
But beware of that star
Nearby -- hardy har har! --
For it tasteth of Paradise ----!"
Posted by: Winky Angusoter6221 || 06/23/2021 23:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Gawd, I can't wait for Muslim Pride Month to be over...
Posted by: Winky Angusoter6221 || 06/23/2021 23:59 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
City of Portland has poured money into a PR firm to help repair its image following a year of deadly political violence by BLM-antifa
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Less cops but hey, a bitchin' PR campaign will do the trick!
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2021 0:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Seriously - without waiting a decade first they are just pissing their money away.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/23/2021 5:35 Comments || Top||

#3  ...they won't have any money in a decade to run a PR campaign. Better spent money on lobbyists to get their Socialists brothers and sisters and whatevers to get Congress to fund it.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#4 

Those that were weaned in Smart Phones and Tables might buy into a little of the PR Dream.

But until Broke-Land decides to ENFORCING ALL LAWS and starts making more than a few Dog and Pony Show arrests.

The needed Tax Base $$$$ will continue to flee and/or refuse to return.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/23/2021 7:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Come for the Riots! Come for the higher taxes! Weather's nice, too.
Posted by: magpie || 06/23/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  magpie,

Oregon has a relatively high State income tax but no State sales tax; this latter fact was used in the past (as I recall at least 5 years ago) in a tourism promo
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/23/2021 14:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Residents in Washington State (no income tax - but a sales tax) would sometimes cross the border and shop in Oregon (no sales tax).
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/23/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

#8  And then there are the Portlanders who work in Oregon (income tax) and then shop in Washington (sales tax)....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/23/2021 14:50 Comments || Top||

#9  I think Portland already has an image.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 17:48 Comments || Top||

#10  Portland: You Can Leave Your Mask On

Too Busy Hating to Sleep

I 💣 PDX
Posted by: Ho Chi Hapsburg8482 || 06/23/2021 17:58 Comments || Top||

#11 
RED NECK RAVE !

Booking Soon !
Posted by: Vortigern Bourbon8348 || 06/23/2021 20:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Just wondering, who's "The Big Guy" in the Muni decision tree getting their %10?
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/23/2021 22:34 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Almost 200 families return home from al-Jada camp
[Rudaw] Almost 200 families in al-Jada camp have returned to their homes in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and Salahaddin, the Iraqi Ministry of Migration and Displacement said on Monday.

Minister Evan Faeq Jabro said that 90 displaced families in the camp returned to Mosul, with another 93 families returning to the Sayeed Gharib area of Salahddin.

"The return of the displaced families came after being checked in coordination with the security forces and local authorities, and they were sent to their original areas of residence with all their belongings," Jabro said.

Al-Jada, in Nineveh province, is one of just two camps still open in areas under federal Iraqi control. The camp mainly houses families with suspected links to 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....
group (ISIS), and received ISIS-affiliated families from al-Hol camp in Syria late last month.

Last year, the Iraqi government began a push to close 17 camps around the country, three years after the defeat of ISIS, including in the Kurdistan Region. The government has been criticised for this policy. Rights monitors say returns must be voluntary.

Many displaced Iraqis are reluctant to return home because of continuing violence in their home areas, a lack of reconstruction, and little in the way of basic services. Some who voluntarily left the camps to salvage their homes and livelihoods have been forced to return to the camps, unable to piece together the basics.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel’s Agriculture Ministry begins placing mobile bomb shelters in agricultural areas near Gaza
In Israel security is a team effort.
[IsraelTimes] The Agriculture Ministry says it has begun placing mobile bomb shelters in agricultural areas near the 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...
Strip, following last month’s fighting between Israel and the coastal enclave’s Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, rulers.

The ministry says it has purchased over 100 mobile shelters as part of the rollout and says they will be placed in agricultural areas where there is a higher concentration of workers such as barns, greenhouses and packing centers.

In a statement, Agriculture Minister Oded Forer says the shelters "will make it possible to safeguard settlement in the Gaza periphery communities that maintain the state’s borders and allow them to continue their daily work."

During the 11 days of fighting in May, two Thai workers were killed when a projectile struck the packing house where they were working in a community near Gaza.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Southeast Asia
Indonesia says no to establishing diplomatic ties with Israel
Hokay. Your loss, Bub.
[NATION.PK] Indonesia said it has not yet considered establishing diplomatic relations with the new Israeli government, according to an official in Jakarta on Monday.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded to Israeli Ambassador to Singapore Sagi Karni's statement that Tel Aviv is willing to work with Southeast Asia's Moslem majority nations to establish ties.

"(Peace is) Indonesia's main focus at this time, and we hope for the revival of the grinding of the peace processor," said Abdul Kadir Jailani, the ministry's Director General of Asia Pacific and Africa.

Karni’s statement, which claimed that the true nature of the conflict is between Israel and Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, and not the Paleostinian people, is an attempt to distort the facts, he commented.

Jailani stressed that the root of the Israeli-Paleostinian problem is the occupation and expropriation of Paleostinian rights and land.

"This is very clear. These facts have been well established since decades ago," he said. "As the root of the problem is colonialism, Indonesia believes that the only way (to resolve it) is to respect the rights of the Paleostinian people according to international parameters."

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The Indonesians do know which way the wind is blowing both in the Near East and in Washington.
Posted by: Tom || 06/23/2021 12:43 Comments || Top||

#2  They knopw how the wind's blowing in Jakarta.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 17:32 Comments || Top||

#3  I used to know how to spell "know."
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran likely had failed rocket launch, preparing for another
[FoxNews] ran likely conducted a failed launch of a satellite-carrying rocket in recent days and now appears to be preparing to try again, the country's latest effort to advance its space program amid tensions with the West over its tattered nuclear deal.

Satellite images, a U.S. official and a rocket expert all confirmed the failed launch, earlier this month, at the Imam Khomeini Spaceport in Iran's Semnan province. The attempt comes as Iran's space program has suffered a series of high-profile losses, while its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard runs its own parallel program that launched a satellite into orbit last year.

Iran’s Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi later Wednesday denied Tehran had a failed satellite launch, but offered no explanation for the activity at the spaceport. Iran's mission to the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment early Wednesday.
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Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 09:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  They preparing for another failed rocket launch?
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 16:50 Comments || Top||


US seizes Iranian, pro-Hamas news websites in major crackdown
[IsraelTimes] Press TV, al-Alam and Paleostine Today among three dozen sites taken down; Iranian broadcaster accuses US of working with Israel and Saudi Arabia ’to block pro-resistance media’.

American authorities took down a range of Iran’s state-linked news websites and a site backing 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...
terror groups on Tuesday, the US and Iran
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Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1 

Look I don't support murderous IRAN, Radicalized Islam, its supporters, or those waging terrorism against the USA in any shape or form.

But the US Gov. shutting down Websites because "it claims it fails its fact checks, or has issues with what is said..." is granting itself a greater authority for more than likely down the road greater Internal USA abuses.

The Rule of Law must protect ALL, or it protects No one.

HYPOTHETICALLY SPEAKING
Given the Fed's can do it to _______.
What is to keep a Coup Administration from exercising the same self-given Censorship Authority and applying it to:
RANTBURG,
IOTW,
WhatFinger,
UNZ,
Woodersman(sp),
TheFeralIrishman
or dozens of other Pro-USA Constitutional supporting websites?


Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/23/2021 6:47 Comments || Top||

#2  The Rule of Law must protect ALL, or it protects No one.

The only rule in war is Don't lose
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3 
I agree with the rule of Law and War comment.

Then declare war making Radicalized Islam and websites promoting terrorist or illegal activities (eg. ANTI-FArt & BLOM) against
USA LAWS.

A Law thus making supporting such activities, when done or supported in speech even by elected officials Illegal and a treasonous Subversive offense.

Thus a RULE OF LAW that stands between the People and the usual overreaching few in Government with an agenda.

Note: I am sure many of you have read of the many ongoing efforts by the Coup admin trying to pass laws and reg's directed at and against conservatives. eg. The Domestic Terrorist Act.

So What if a Government decided to start shutting down Pro-USA Websites and Blogs that counter the far Left Political agenda of Pro-Black Anti-White Racism and violation of the Bill of Rights?

So yes I am looking down the road and I can see this as a 21EEE foot in the door for the Coups efforts to silence Conservative free speech sites arbitrarily based on political disagreement without a court order.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/23/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||


#5  New headline:
Biden Regime takes over Iranian Media. Anti-American broadcasts rise from Iranian Media noticeably after
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||

#6  The Iranians should protest at Capitol Hill.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 06/23/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Remember when Obama tried to give it away?

America gives up Internet Control To the UN

7 Days Before Obama Gives Away Internet & National Security
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||


#9  So What if a Government decided to start shutting down Pro-USA Websites and Blogs that counter the far Left Political agenda of Pro-Black Anti-White Racism and violation of the Bill of Rights?

The U.S. government doesn’t have to bestir itself — the BigTech companies have been deplatforming those they dislike for several years in their own initiative.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2021 12:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Committees of Correspondence anyone?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 12:26 Comments || Top||

#11  I never thought Iran Press/TV was any more misleading than CBS.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2021 13:39 Comments || Top||


Proposals circulating already that Commander of Iran's IRGC-AF Amir Ali Hajizadeh be tapped as defense minister
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  One day the Ayatollahs will wake up and discover that they've become figureheads for IRGC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  ^
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/23/2021 10:05 Comments || Top||

#3 
#1 One day the Ayatollahs will wake up and discover that they've become figureheads for IRGC.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru 2021-06-23 09:29


g(r)om,

As long as they get their cut, they may not really care.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/23/2021 14:19 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Neh, money is important but egos rule.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2021 14:54 Comments || Top||


Eight years under Hezbollah's rule: al-Qusayr today
[ENGLISH.ENABBALADI.NET] Every time Abu Somer travels from Homs to Damascus while transporting vegetables, he tries to overlook a huge road sign erected 20 kilometers south of Homs, informing drivers taking the international highway (M5) linking Homs and Damascus, that they are approaching the al-Qusayr city’s junction.

Abu Somer described to Enab Baladi the feelings he develops whenever he approaches his city that he fled years ago. He said, "I make my car go faster when I come near the al-Qusayr bridge. My heart aches every time I pass that road."

Abu Somer was forced to leave the city of al-Qusayr eight years ago and could not return because the Lebanese Hezbollah militia established a headquarters in the neighborhood containing his house.
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Iran oil revenue dropped by $100 billion in past three years: oil ministry
[Rudaw] Iran’s oil revenue has dropped over $100 billion over the past three years, Iran’s oil minister said in the government economic coordination headquarters during a meeting on Sunday.

"In addition to US sanctions and the special circumstances of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
pandemic, falling oil prices intensified the decline in government revenues, so that during the three years of economic war, the country's oil revenues fell by more than one hundred billion dollars," read a report issued by Bijan Zanganeh, according to Iran’s presidential website.
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#1  Not even Bath House Barry could fill that hole. But then again, he's a catcher, not a pitcher...
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Young men in Syria’s Suwayda are avoiding military service in droves due to sectarian discrimination
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Iranian-backed groups exploiting children in Syria's Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor countryside
[NPASYRIA] Every morning, Muhammad al-Dakal, a minor from the Syrian government-held city of Madan in the southeast Raqqa countryside, headed to a construction workshop in order to make money to secure a living for his mother and two younger siblings.

Following ten hours of work, he returns to home wearing muddy clothes and gives his daily wage of 2500 Syrian pounds (SYP) to his mother.

Al-Dakal’s case is similar to those of his peers, who are working in construction workshops for low wages in the government-held areas in both the eastern countryside of Raqqa and western countryside of Deir ez-Zor.
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#1  2500 Syrian Pounds equals US$2, or 20 cents/hour.

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Terror Networks
IS increases terrorist operations in MENA in May
[AlAhram] In its most recent edition, the Terror Index of the National Centre for Studies argued that the fight against krazed killer groups, especially IS, is far from over.

During the month of May, "the operational activity of terrorist groups and organizations active in the region has sharply increased", according to the monthly report on the state of terror in the Middle East and North Africa that is put out by the National Center for Studies (NCS).

This is the third month that the NCS reported an increase in terror activities in the region. In May, the NCS reported 208 attacks by terror groups, compared to 198 attacks during the month of April, 182 attacks during March, and 83 attacks in February.

According to the report, over 80 percent of the May attacks hit countries that suffer from "political instability", with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia featuring the highest percentage of attacks.
According to the report, over 80 percent of the May attacks hit countries that suffer from "political instability", with Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somalia featuring the highest percentage of attacks.

The increase in the rate of attacks comes against the backdrop of the US’ withdrawal of its troops from the region and the parallel wish of terror groups to push back against the pressure of Western-supported anti-terror operations.

Moreover, the report noted that the continued state of political tensions in the region, including the tension between 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...
and Israel, have also contributed to the agitation of krazed killer activities.

This said, the NCS report noted that governments of the region have invested a lot more time and effort in upgrading their anti-terror combat tactics. This, the report added, has certainly helped with launching pre-emptive attacks on krazed killer groups.

Still, the report noted that terror groups, especially IS, are trying to make a comeback after having been defeated in a few spots around the region.
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