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Taliban Control Spin Boldak Crossing in Kandahar, and beyond
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Afghanistan
Taliban Say Do Not Want to Fight inside Afghanistan's Cities
[AnNahar] The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
do not want to battle government forces inside Afghanistan's cities, a senior holy warrior leader said Tuesday, as the snuffies also warned The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
against extending its troop presence.

The Lions of Islam have swept through much of northern Afghanistan in recent weeks, and the government now holds little more than a constellation of picturesque provincial capitals that must largely be reinforced and resupplied by air.

On Tuesday, the head of a Taliban commission that oversees government forces who surrender to the Lions of Islam urged the residents of cities to reach out to them.

"Now that the fighting from mountains and deserts has reached the doors of the cities, Mujahiddin don't want fighting inside the city," Amir Khan Muttaqi said in a message tweeted by a Taliban front man, using another term for the group.

"It is better... to use any possible channel to get in touch with our invitation and guidance commission," he said, adding this would "prevent their cities from getting damaged".

The strategy is one well-worn by the Taliban -- particularly during their first rise to power in the 1990s -- cutting off towns and district centers and getting elders to negotiate a surrender.

In a separate statement Tuesday, the Taliban said Turkey's decision to provide security to Kabul airport when U.S.-led forces leave was "reprehensible."

"We consider stay of foreign forces in our homeland by any country under whatever pretext as occupation," the group said, days after Ankara agreed with Washington to provide security for Kabul airport.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Duh. They'd rather you just gave up.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/15/2021 13:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Urban warfare be hard. Very hard.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 13:16 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Especially for cave dwellers.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/15/2021 13:17 Comments || Top||

#4  as the article says, back in the 90s, the city elders surrendered to the Taliban

what the article doesn't say is that some of the elders ended up ingratiating themselves and did OK under Taliban rule but a lot of the elders were killed or tortured or lost family

Posted by: Lord Garth || 07/15/2021 16:19 Comments || Top||


We had fought for Islam before you born: Hekmatyar to Taliban
[KhaamaPress] Head of Hezb-e-Islami
...which grew out of the Kabul University Muslim Youth organization to combat communism, drawing its members from ethnic Pashtuns and its ideology from the Muslim Brotherhood and Jamaat-e-Islami. Gulbuddin Hekmatyar split off a few years later because he wanted to be more radical on his way to forming his own caliphate...
Engineer Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
in his recent video clip addressed the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters telling them to shun violence since it only kills innocent Afghans.

Hekmatyar has told the Taliban that they-Hezb-e-Islami-have fought for the cause of Islam even prior to the Taliban’s birth.
True. Not that Islam has benefitted from either champion, but they have tried in their differently deqr little ways.
The former warlord added that if the Taliban can prove the ongoing war to be in favor of Islam and the people of Afghanistan, they-Hezb-e-Islami will too join them. He reiterated that the current conflict is neither in the favor of Islam nor the people of Afghanistan.

"There is neither rational nor religious justification for continuation of war", Hekmatyar added

He suggested, reconciliation, peace, intra-afghan talks and dialogue should be deemed as the ideal and rational means through which the goals should be pursued.

Gulbadin Hekmatyar by addressing the Taliban said, they-the Taliban- can achieve nothing but demolition and killing civilians by persisting in the ongoing war, thus they have to shun it.

Earlier, former president Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
...A product, and probably the sole product, of the Southern Alliance...
also said that the Taliban with their current territorial gains can achieve nothing. He in similar call on both the Taliban and Afghan government said, the current opportunity for peace must be seized not wasted.

It comes as 11-member delegation led by head of High Peace Council Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
is due to visit Doha next Friday. The delegation also includ Hamid Karzai and Gulbadin Hekmatyar.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under:

#1  anyone have any popcorn?
Posted by: Chris || 07/15/2021 1:23 Comments || Top||

#2  It comes as 11-member delegation led by head of High Peace Council Abdullah Abdullah

"What's yer middle initial?"

"A."

"What's it stand for?"

"Abdullah."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/15/2021 5:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Lol
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2021 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  not Aaron?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2021 7:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Hekmatyar was part of the element that fought the Talifan in the years following the Soviet departure from Afghanistan. He was as vicious a leader as anyone else.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/15/2021 9:31 Comments || Top||

#6  And this is my other brother Abdullah.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/15/2021 13:57 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egypt-Turkey: One step forward, two steps back
Unexpectedly.
[AlAhram] The process of normalising relations between Egypt and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
has slowed, with no prospect of a breakthrough.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Migrant deaths on sea routes to Europe more than double: UN
[AlAhram] European governments increasingly rely on and support North African countries with fewer resources to handle search and rescue operations

The number of migrants colonists and refugees who died while attempting to reach Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
on dangerous sea crossings more than doubled so far this year compared to the first six months of 2020, the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
' migration agency said in a new report.

At least 1,146 people perished between January and June, according to the International Organization for Migration. The number of people traveling on sea routes to Europe also increased, but only by 56%, the IOM's report said.

The Central Mediterranean route between Libya and Italia was the deadliest, claiming 741 lives. Next was the stretch of the Atlantic Ocean between West Africa and Spain's Canary Islands, where at least 250 people died, the agency said. At least 149 people also died on the Western Mediterranean route to Spain, as well as at least six on the Eastern Mediterranean route to Greece.

The IOM says the actual number of deaths on sea routes to Europe may be far higher as many shipwrecks go unreported and others are hard to verify.

European governments increasingly rely on and support North African countries with fewer resources to handle search and rescue operations.

Tunisia increased such operations by 90% in the first six months of 2021, while Libyan authorities intercepted and returned more than 15,000 men, women and kiddies to the war-torn country, three times more people than in the same period last year, the IOM report said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti...
Italian authorities increasingly targeted charity rescue ships that have worked over the years to fill the void left by European governments, routinely detaining the vessels operated by nongovernmental organizations for months, sometimes years.

While many factors contributed to this year's higher corpse count, including an increase in the number of flimsy boats attempting sea crossings, ``the absence of proactive, European, state-led search and rescue operations in international waters combined with restrictions on NGOs'' was among the main factors, IOM spokesperson Safa Msehli said.

``These people cannot be abandoned in such a dangerous journey,'' Msehli told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

Italia detained nine NGO-operated ships so far this year, according to Matteo Villa, a research fellow for the independent think thank ISPI, who tracks data and statistics on migration.

Mediterranean countries such as Italia, Malta, Spain and Greece have repeatedly asked other European countries for help caring for the people who are rescued and brought to their shores.

Last year, when pandemic restrictions made it hard to move between countries, the number of refugees and migrants colonists arriving in Europe by sea dropped to its lowest level since 2015. That year, 1 million reached Europe, many of them refugees fleeing the war in Syria.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [40 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


International Project to Dismantle Human Trafficking Networks Launched in Libya
Good luck with that, guys, really.
[LIBYAREVIEW] In partnership with the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
, Libya launched the "Dismantling Human Trafficking and Migrant Criminal Networks in North Africa," regional programme, according to a statement by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).The project is funded by the European Union, through the EU Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and is being implemented by UNODC. It aims to strengthen the capacities of the Libyan authorities in preventing all forms of organized crime, including human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

According to the statement, the programme is fully in line with the EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum, which puts forward the need to promote tailor-made and mutually beneficial partnerships with third countries.

The €15 million Euro regional umbrella programme supports Libya, Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia in countering criminal networks involved in migrant smuggling, and human trafficking.

UNODC is a key partner of the EU in this endeavour, working closely with the Government of Libya. UNODC is the guardian of the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC) and its supplementing Protocols, to which Libya is a state party,

The Libya project will focus on improving the detection and interception capacities of front-line officers and agencies, including health and social workers. As well as building the skills and knowledge of law enforcement agencies; jointly reviewing the legal framework; and strengthening the skills of criminal justice practitioners in cases of migrant smuggling and human trafficking, with an emphasis on regional and international cooperation.

The programme follows a human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
-based approach in line with the EU’s do-no-harm policy, and international human rights commitments.



Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Now yer talkin'.
Start at the source.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 12:48 Comments || Top||


Greece: All Mercenaries Must Withdraw from Libya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Or?
(How many phalanxes does Hellas have these days?)
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2021 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Never had any - that's Macedonians.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Prob a misspelling of Phallus.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Re #2:
"The phalanx is a Greek invention that would come to define Greek warfare for much of the 7th-4th centuries (BC)".



Granted Alex & the boys perfected it (tho some military historians maintain it was his heavy cavalry that was the real hammer).
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2021 19:07 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ sorry the links disappeared: try
https://sites.psu.edu/cams180hoplite/tactics-and-formation/formation/phalanx/
and
https://historum.com/threads/origins-of-the-phalanx.41300/

Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2021 19:09 Comments || Top||


Italian MP Asks Parliament to Deter ‘Unscrupulous Acts’ of Libyan Coast Guards against Migrants
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Are they machine-gunning the 'migrant's' boats again? Still?
Posted by: Zorba Slolung9893 || 07/15/2021 17:29 Comments || Top||


Mali: France to Close Three Military Bases in Northern Mali By Early 2022
[AllAfrica] At the end of a virtual G5 Sahel meeting on Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron announced that La Belle France would start closing three military bases in northern Mali by year-end, as the jihadist threat in the Sahel begins to shift south and expose more countries in the region to Islamist attacks.

"Our enemies have abandoned their territorial ambitions in favour of spreading their threat not only across the Sahel, but across all of West Africa," Macron said after a virtual video summit on Friday with the leaders of the G5 Sahel - Mali, Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
, Chad, Mauritania and Niger.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  Just in time to send troops to Haiti to stabilize that unfortunate nation.

Hahaha.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/15/2021 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Ref #1: What happened down in Haiti again, I seemed to have forgotten? Perhaps I was supposed to forget about it. I'll just move along and let the MSM provide me the approved updates.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Something tells me that France is finally tired of supporting a Mali polity that is more interested in moving narcotics than fighting the Islamists.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/15/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Just queried an old Frenchman I know and he pretty much confirmed Gert's #3. But it is the Burg. Mebe Gert is the Frenchman.....?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Following the ghosts of America's ambitions.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#6  France is gonna need those troops at home the way the latest lockdown is going.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/15/2021 13:12 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: Islamic State Fortifies Its Position in the Lake Chad Basin
[AllAfrica] The death of Abubakar Shekau
...the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down. Last seen in 2017, sneaking into Cameroon while wearing a burka...
, long-time leader of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunnah lid-Da'wati wa'l-Jihad (JAS), has opened the space for a reconfiguration of forces in the Lake Chad Basin. It could allow 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....
(IS) to consolidate its position in the region through its local affiliate, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: ISWAP


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
The US Secretary of State stressed his country’s support for Armenia
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

#1  Ah, more words.
Posted by: Tom || 07/15/2021 10:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Blinken should offer himself up for a detainee trade. A one-for-one would be acceptable, modest cash incentives could added for groups of 10 to 1000.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 11:01 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
CCP's six steps to dismember and eliminate Japan
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Just a wild guess - that ain't happening.
Posted by: Raj || 07/15/2021 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  They are begging Japan to deploy nukes...
Posted by: magpie || 07/15/2021 2:32 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 They are begging Japan to deploy nukes...
Posted by: magpie 2021-07-15 02:32


...They may have gone Western, but the Japanese as a rule do not take existential threats lightly.

My concern here over the last week or two is that the rhetoric out of the PRC has been getting progressively more overblown. It's starting to bear a disturbing resemblance from the "Down-with-EVERYBODY" rants of the 50s and 60s. They're either getting ready to pull something or they can't and they know it, and are trying to convince us to leave them alone, a classic from the dictators' handbook.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/15/2021 5:58 Comments || Top||

#4  My concern here over the last week or two is that the rhetoric out of the PRC has been getting progressively more overblown.

Following the Socialist Democratic Party of America's lead?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2021 6:58 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 - when they start spouting shit like "Roasting stomachs in a sea of fire"...you know the crops aren't coming in. It's Juche Time™!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2021 7:38 Comments || Top||

#6  They are begging Japan to deploy nukes...

Don't count out Taiwan or South Korea. I do believe both countries have nukes ready to assemble and the means to deliver them.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 07/15/2021 8:28 Comments || Top||

#7  Meanwhile our corporate and political elites keep acting like it's OK to do business with the CCP.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/15/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#8  "Roasting stomachs in a sea of fire"

Jeez, perfect description of Sriracha if there ever was one...
Posted by: Clonter the Tiny8221 || 07/15/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#9  China's faith in Russia is poorly placed. All countries that border China have a healthy dislike of China. Border disputes with all. Currently China has several serious problems to deal with internally. Talk is cheap and China's talk is very cheap.
Posted by: Dale || 07/15/2021 12:50 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan cannot afford additional Afghan refugees: Pakistani officials
[KhaamaPress] Pakistain’s National Security Advisor Moeed Yusuf has said that Pakistain is not in position to let in more refugees from Afghanistan as violence in the war-battered country is deteriorating.

As war between the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and Afghan government Forces is in its worst stance ever in the past 20 years and the Taliban fighters are widening their territory on daily bases, fears from another flow of Afghan refugees similarly increase in the region particularly in Pakistain.

NSA of Pakistain Moeed Yusuf in his interview with VOA said that the country is willing but is not in position to accept more asylum seekers from Afghanistan. Yusuf asked International Forces and United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
to step in and make arrangements for the Afghan people inside Afghanistan.

He also recommended that in such situation the United Nations High Council for Refugees, UNHCR, should set up camps for Afghan refugees on the Afghan border sides.

Earlier, Pakistain’s foreign affairs minister Shah Mahmoud Quraishi had also expressed concern that not only Pakistain but 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...
will also be facing flow of refugees in case civil war erupts in Afghanistan.

Iranian officials have not yet expressed their remarks over potential flood of Afghan refugees.

As per UN, there are currently close to 3 million Afghan refugees living in Pakistain since 1980s. Half of them are unregistered.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  ironic ain't it
Posted by: Chris || 07/15/2021 1:24 Comments || Top||

#2  No one is going to pay the pakis this time. It's all theirs, like the taliban.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/15/2021 21:06 Comments || Top||


Pakistan funded Rs 80 crore to Hizbul to further terror activities in J&K
[OneIndia] Charges have been framed following an investigation by the National Investigation Agency in the Jammu Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
Affectees Relief Trust (JKART) case of Kashmir.

Charges were framed abasing several persons including those based in Pakistain. Between 2004 and 2011, illegal funding was made to the tune of Rs 80 crore
...one crore equals ten million, so that’s 800,000,000 Indian rupees, where US$ 1 = 74.545 rupees, so Rs 80 crore = US$10,740,728.04. That’s still an awful lot of money for what they got...
from Pakistain to the Hizbul Mujahideen
...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003...
to carry out terror activities in India. Accused Mohammad Shafi Shah was an active member of the Hizbul Mujahideen and had collected a huge amount of money from Pakistain and distributed the same to the cadres of the terror outfit.

Accused Talib Lali was a co- conspirator and he used to collect funds from Mohammad Shafi Shah and further distributed the funds to the active holy warriors of HM in Kashmir valley. He also motivated and recruited youngsters to join HM. Accused Muzaffar Ahmad Dar (Chief Operation Commander of HM) had hatched a criminal conspiracy for furtherance of terrorist activities of HM in India by raising funds.

Accused Mushtaq Ahmad Lone was in contact with accused Zaffar Hussain Bhatt, a top leader of HM, managing finance of HM in Pakistain. Mushtaq Ahmad Lone used to receive funds from Pakistain through Hawala, Human couriers etc. and further distributed the funds to the HM cadres and family members of the killed holy warriors of HM.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  Money down a rat-hole. Since 2009, the U.S. government has committed over $5 billion in civilian assistance to Pakistan and over $1 billion in emergency humanitarian response. During Pakistan's 2019-2020 fiscal year, the United States was once again the top donor country to Pakistan of on-budget, grant-based assistance.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/15/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#2  We generally back the loser Gert.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 9:45 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||


No politics please: UP’s deep rooted problem of radicalisation, terror have to be cleaned up
[OneIndia] A war of words broke out after former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh,
...whose population was 19.3% Muslim in 2018, as good a reason as any for its current problems...
Akhilesh Yadav reportedly said that he does not trust the state police. The comments are said to have been made after the arrest of two Lions of Islam in UP. Yadav said that he cannot trust the UP police and especially the BJP government. His party however said that an edited clip is in circulation.

Terror modules in UP are nothing new. One can trace the birth of the Indian Mujahideen
A locally recruited auxilliary of Pakistain's Lashkar-e-Taiba, designed to give a domestic patina to Pakistain's terror war against its bigger neighbor...
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

#1  ...For a second, I saw 'UP' and thought 'Upper Peninsula', and wondered why the heck those nice folks would be radicalized.

Well, that much SNOW every year would radicalize anybody, but...

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/15/2021 5:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Same problem, Mike, only I thought it was UPI - United Press.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2021 8:42 Comments || Top||


Nashik: Interfaith wedding ceremony called off; socal media protests call it love jihad
[OneIndia] Buckling under pressure from their Hindu community members, parents of a 28-year-old woman in Maharashtra's Nashik district have called off her marriage ceremony with a Moslem man, sources said.

In a letter to the community body, the woman's father, a jeweller, said they decided not to go ahead with the July 18 wedding ceremony due to the 'present situation', referring to the protests on social media after the wedding invitation card went viral.

He said his daughter and the man had a registered marriage in May. "However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
due to the present situation, I can't say if they will stay together," he said, adding his daughter is staying with her parents since the marriage registration. The woman was scheduled to tie the nuptial knot as per Hindu rituals. The online protesters had described the upcoming wedding ceremony as a case of 'love jihad'.
Love jihad only was made illegal in India at the end of 2020, in the vain hope of curtailing the industry of training physically attractive, superficially charming Muslim men for the purpose of luring husbandless Hindu girls into marriage in order to reduce the number of wombs available to the Hindu majority. But the Muslim community pays well for the work, and for a certain kind of man the benefits are palpable, so it isn’t likely to stop until the punishment is extended beyond merely cancelling weddings and returning the girls to their families.
A member of the woman's community said the man was her private tutor a few years ago and that was how they got to know each other. The registered marriage did not evoke any harsh reaction within the community but the family came under a lot of pressure after the invitation card of the wedding ceremony went viral on social media, a community member said.

Social media posts and messages related to the marriage ceremony were widely circulated on WhatsApp groups and the woman's family members also received telephonic threats, he said.

The woman's father, who is an office-bearer of the community body, consulted family members after the stiff opposition on social media and decided to call off the wedding ceremony, he said.

"The woman's father has informed us through a letter that he is calling off the marriage ceremony of his daughter due to certain circumstances," said Sunil Mahalkar, president of Sant Narhari Maharaj Lad Suvarnakar Sanstha, Nashik.

The decision to call off the wedding ceremony was also circulated on WhatsApp, with community members thanking various 'suvarnakar' (jewellers) community organizations and also the OBC Andolan Samiti, Vishwa Hindu Gay Pareehad, Bajrang Dal and Hindu Ekta Manch.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  ...BTW, 'Love Jihad' is the name of my Cat Stevens cover band.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/15/2021 5:50 Comments || Top||


Using govt jobs as covers how Hizbul chief’s sons facilitated funds from Saudi to further terror in J&K
[OneIndia] Hizbul Mujahideen
...Party of Holy Warriors, founded by Muhammad Ahsan Dar in September 1989. One of the Pak sock puppets waging jihad in Indian Kashmir. It was originally organized as the armed wing of Jamaat-e-Islami. In 1990, Dar declared Hizbul as the sword arm of Jamaat. Hizbul murdered many of the pro-independence intelligentsia in Kashmir. After the organization was taken over by Syed Salahuddin Dar and several other ex-Hizb leaders were assassinated between 2001 and 2003...
Hizbul Mujahideen has been banned in India, and now action is being taken...
chief, Syed Salahuddin
...the aging, morbidly obese chief of Hizbul Mujaheddin and the titular head of the United Jihad Council in idyllic Kashmire. Originally owned body and theoretical soul by Jamaat-e-Islami he and his organization are currently controlled by Pakistain's ISI. Salahuddin's hobbies include crocheting doilies shaped like the Taj Mahal, combing his enormous beard, and eating....
Mr. Salahuddin also rejoices in being named a Specially Designated Global Terrorist by the United States...
's sons Syed Ahmad Shakeel and Shahid Yusuf were recently terminated by the Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
government. Shakeel was working at the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute fo Medical Sciences, while Shahid is a former employee at the Jammu and Kashmir Agriculture department.

The National Investigation Agency had found that the duo were facilitating funds from Saudi Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
for terror funding in Kashmir. Shakeel was arrested by the NIA in 2018 and the action was reared to a terror funding case which was registered in 2011 in which 7 persons had been chargesheeted.

The case pertains to transfer of funds through Hawala Channels by the gunnies based in Pakistain to Jammu & Kashmir, in a criminal conspiracy hatched with some operatives in India, to fuel and fund the secessionist and terrorist activities in J&K. In this case, Ghulam Mohammed Bhat alias Abdul Rehman and 3 others were chargesheeted in the year 2011.

In October, 2017 accused Syed Shahid Yusuf, another son of accused Syed Salahuddin was arrested by NIA as he had received funds from the Hizbul Mujahideen from abroad and was chargesheeted in 2018.

In this case, so far, three accused persons Mohd. Sidiq Ganai, Ghulam Jeelani Liloo and Farooq Ahmed Dagga have been convicted after they pleaded guilty. During investigation, involvement of Syed Ahmad Shakeel resident of Rambagh, Srinagar had also surfaced in raising, receiving, collecting funds from terrorist organization through its active cadres from Saudi Arabia. He had received money through Western Union several times which were sent by absconding chargesheeted accused Aijaz Ahmad Bhat.

Accused Syed Ahmad Shakeel, aged 48 years is the elder son of Syed Salahuddin, self-styled commander of Hizbul Mujahideen and he has been working as lab assistant in Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS). Investigation revealed that he had also received funds from various countries from the operatives of Hizbul Mujahideen.

Accused was summoned by NIA for questioning but he did not appear. A non-bailable warrant (NBW) was earlier got issued by NIA from the NIA Special Court, Patiala House, New Delhi.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Army of Islam in Gaza published a video today calling on supporters to donate to the cause of jihad against Israel.
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Update for future searchability at 6:10 p.m. ET: Mumtaz Dughmush‘s outfit, also known as Jaish al-Islam and Al Qaeda in Gaza.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  "....And at the hundred dollar level, you get this awesome Jihad tote bag..."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/15/2021 12:29 Comments || Top||

#2  'Snark O'The Day' worthy Mike :-)
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/15/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

#3  According to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and the Rantburg archives, Gaza’s Army of Islam (Jaish al-Islam) — as opposed to the one in Syria — is Al Qaeda in the Gaza Strip. They’re known for kidnapping BBC reporter Alan Johnston in 2007 and participated in the Gilad Shalit kidnapping in 2006. The Army of Islam is headed by Mumtaz Dughmush, also known as Abu Muhammad al-Ansari, whom the U.S. declared a terrorist in 2011. Mr. Dughmush previously was a PA Preventive Security Service officer in the Gaza Strip, and when he left Fatah for Al Qaeda, he took scores of his fellow policemen with him. No doubt many of them are also members of the vast Dughmush/Dagmoush/Durmush/Dogmosh/Dogmush clan, nicknamed “the Sopranos of Gaza City”. To that core of relatives was added a cadre of so-called Afghan Arabs, who’d fought with the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Afghanistan before Tora Bora fell.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 18:08 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Dubai to use Israeli drones to secure World Expo
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2021 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Petah Tikva-based Aerobotics said Thursday its drone-in-a-box system, which includes an array of automatic drones, will be deployed throughout the UAE's largest city at the start of the World Expo 2020 in October. The event, which is being held a year late because of the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to be the largest event ever held in the Arab world, with an expected 25 million global visitors over the course of five months."
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/15/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Careful, they have secret Jewish lasers.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/15/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran insists it can enrich uranium to 90% purity - weapons grade - if needed
[AlAhram] Rouhani's remark is his second such public comment this year about 90% enrichment - a level suitable for a nuclear bomb - underlining Iran's resolve to keep breaching the deal in the absence of any accord to revive it

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...
said on Wednesday it could enrich uranium up to 90% purity -- weapons grade -- if its nuclear reactors needed it, but added it still sought the revival of a 2015 deal that would limit its atomic programme in return for a lifting of sanctions.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


US lets Iran use frozen funds to pay back Japan, S.Korea
[AlAhram] Secretary of State Antony Blinken had signed an earlier waiver and has extended it for 90 days as 'these repayment transactions can sometimes be time-consuming,' a State Department spokesperson said

The United States said Wednesday it was allowing 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...
to use frozen funds to settle debts in South Korea and Japan, as talks drag on over reviving a nuclear deal that could see sanctions relief.

The United States maintains sweeping sanctions on the holy manal regime, meaning that companies that deal with many bank accounts in Iran can face legal penalties in the world's largest economy.

The State Department said that it has been letting Japanese and South Korean companies receive payments from US-targeted Iranian accounts to pay for exports shipped before former president Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
's administration started enforcing its toughest sanctions in 2019.

"To be clear: The waiver does not allow for the transfer of any funds to Iran."

The spokesperson said the goal of the waiver was to satisfy companies in Japan and South Korea, saluting the allies' "steadfast support for all US and UN sanctions."

South Korea and to a lesser extent Japan, both major tech exporters, hold billions of dollars in assets from Iran that have been stuck since Trump's sanctions.

South Korea said in April that it had resolved a dispute over $7 billion blocked from Iran but had been waiting for the US green light.

Japan, South Korea and other US partners, notably India, begrudgingly stopped buying oil from Iran after Trump imposed a unilateral embargo with threats to punish anyone who buys from Tehran.

Trump had vowed to bring Iran to its knees through maximum pressure after he walked out of an agreement negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama
How much damage could he do in four years?... Eight, then...
under which Iran drastically scaled back nuclear work in return for promises of economic relief.

President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S. Joe's wife and daughter weren't killed by a drunk driver. He didn't graduate with three or even two degrees, wasn't in the top half of his law class, and his daddy didn't come home from a hard day's work in the mines and play football with the guys. The NAACP hasn't endorsed him every time he's run....
favors returning to the 2015 accord, arguing that it was working and peacefully addressed a major security concern.

But EU-brokered indirect talks in Vienna have not yielded a breakthrough as Iran insists on an end to all sanctions, including measures taken over non-nuclear issues.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2021 01:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ValJar...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/15/2021 13:09 Comments || Top||


General Authority of the Syrian National Coalition held its meeting in Istanbul
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria is ready for Moscow-sponsored dialogue with the central Damascus government
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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