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Taliban claim control of some 90% of Afghanistan's border areas
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Border Patrol Reports 300K Got-Aways in 2021 – 1600 Daily
[Breitbart] U.S. Customs and Border Protection reached a 300,000 migrant got-away count for Fiscal Year 2021, according to an agency source speaking on the condition of anonymity. This figure represents the total number of migrants who avoid capture.

The total reached 250,000 in June. Nearly 50,000 escaped over the last 30 days. According to the source, on average, 1,600 migrants avoid capture daily. In 2020, 69,000 migrants managed to avoid apprehension by the Border Patrol.

The metric is usually not officially released. It is achieved by counting migrants who ultimately escape apprehension after being observed by surveillance systems. Border Patrol agents also use traditional sign-cutting techniques to spot footprints. It is not a perfect investigative method. Sources say the got-away count is usually lower than reality.

During this fiscal year, which began in October, more than 1 million migrants have been apprehended along the southern border. The June Southwest Border Land Encounters Report released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed a massive increase in apprehensions when compared to the same period one year earlier when agents apprehended only 129,077 migrants. From February 1 to June 30, Border Patrol agents apprehended 791,571 migrants who illegally crossed the border from Mexico.

This overwhelming surge in migrant traffic has led to overcrowding of Border Patrol facilities and has hampered the agency’s ability to patrol all areas of the border due to the humanitarian work required to care for and process detainees. This, according to the source, dilutes the accuracy of the count.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/23/2021 09:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  The U.S.A. is being Swamped by the Deep State.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/23/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
CIA chief says trend lines in Afghanistan 'troubling' amid Taliban advances
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  "Well, the trend lines that all of us see today are certainly troubling. The Taliban are making significant military advances; they're probably in the strongest military position that they've been in since 2001," Burns said in the interview published on Thursday.

Very interesting observation Director Burns, since your organization has essentially lead the effort against the TB for the past 20 years.

Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2021 1:55 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ "Yes, but the trend lines, son! The trend lines only got troubling recently!"

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/23/2021 3:16 Comments || Top||

#3  No shit, Sherlock.
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/23/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#4  This is why the urgency to open the US southern border. CIA is going to have to source heroin from Latin America soon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2021 8:32 Comments || Top||

#5  I refuse to discount #4. The urban economy is dependent upon illegal substances. The goal appears to be tribal pacification.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#6  That is not what Milley said Thursday along with DEF Secretary.

Posted by: crazyhorse || 07/23/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Since when are DoD and CIA on the same page?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#8  /\ No previous history of it for sure. Any regard the Klingon's have for the military is purely notional and based or the opportunity for exploitation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2021 10:21 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi’s Lawyer Urges Libyans to Participate in Upcoming Elections
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Moroccan King Performs Eid Prayer, Pardons 761 People
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] King Mohammed VI accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid, performed on Tuesday the Eid Al Adha prayer.

Given the preventative health measures, the King performed the prayer without giving a speech.

After the prayer, the King performed the sacrifice ritual. The Imam sacrificed the second sheep.

On this occasion, King Mohammed VI granted pardons to 761 people, the Moroccan Justice Ministry said in a statement.

While only 658 of the pardoned individuals are in prison, all 761 have been convicted by Moroccan courts for violating laws within the country, said a royal press statement.

Of those imprisoned, the King ordered the immediate cancellation of the sentences of 639 detainees. He also granted clemency to 14 prisoners serving life sentences. These inmates now have reduced sentences as a result of the Royal directive.

Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Biden performs solo toileting, pardons no damn body.
Posted by: Phomose Whomosing8636 || 07/23/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  What sort of Eid would it be, if hundreds of rapists, thieves and assorted bad-guys were not set free?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/23/2021 4:02 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Madagascar president reportedly survives assassination attempt
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under:

#1  From newswires: "Several foreign and Madagascar nationals were arrested on Tuesday, July 20, as part of an investigation into an attack on state security," prosecutor Berthine Razafiarivony said in a statement. "According to evidence in our possession, these individuals devised a plan to eliminate and neutralise various Madagascan figures, including the head of state," giving no details about the alleged operation. Public Security Minister said six arrests had been made, comprising "a foreigner, two dual nationals and three Madagascans." "The police had information about this affair for months," he told a news conference.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/23/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  But it worked in Haiti — the assassination part, anyway. They all still were arrested afterward.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||


Britain
UK Labour bans far-left factions in effort to change reputation on antisemitism
[IsraelTimes] Four groups known for their support of ex-party leader Corbyn are accused of downplaying claims of antisemitism and condoning inappropriate comments by party members

The Labour Party in Britannia has banned four far-left factions as part of an effort to address frustration about the party’s handling of antisemitism.

The four factions, known for supporting former party leader Jeremy Corbyn, have been accused of downplaying claims of antisemitism as politically motivated and of condoning inappropriate comments by party members.

Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee, voted Tuesday to expel Labour Against the Witch Hunt, Socialist Appeal, Labour in Exile and Resist. Belonging to any of these groups is now grounds for removal from Labour.

Along with the ban, Labour also introduced a new process for accountability that will see complaints handled by a review panel of independent lawyers, which report to a new independent appeal board.

The party also ruled that all prospective Labour Party candidates will have to be trained by the Jewish Labour Movement in dealing with antisemitism.

"We are acting decisively to put our house in order and show that Labour is — and always will be — the party of equality," Labour party chair Anneliese Dodds was quoted as saying in the Guardian. "We are getting on with the job of making sure the Labour party is a safe and welcoming space for the benefit of all our members."

Jews in Britannia have for years been calling out Labour officials over rhetoric they say is antisemitic. Keir Starmer, who replaced Corbyn as leader of Labour in 2019, has vowed to reform the party and win back the confidence of the alienated portion of the country’s Jewish community.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's bullshit; this looks more like window dressing 'til the bad press dies down in a week.
Posted by: Raj || 07/23/2021 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Slomorong Thraiger7030 || 07/23/2021 0:28 Comments || Top||

#3 
"Shun the jews and save the apartheid-ed!
That the place may no longer be divided,
over Pope, Christ, or seraph four sided.
From river to sea, let us set free
my true brethren, the mullahs misguided!
For civilized people aid islam." He chided.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/23/2021 1:06 Comments || Top||

#4  Feces smeared on aisle two...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/23/2021 1:24 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Tajikistan tests combat readiness as Taliban advances
[AlAhram] Tajikistan checked the combat readiness of its armed forces in the biggest such exercise in the country's history as the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
makes sweeping gains in neighbouring Afghanistan

The 230,000 members of the Central Asian country's security forces were alerted for the test at 4 am (0100 GMT Wednesday) on the order of President Emomali Rakhmon.

Dushanbe also relocated 20,000 troops to strengthen its force on the border with Afghanistan.

The Taliban in recent weeks have brought huge swathes of Afghanistan under their control as foreign troops draw down, including the main Shir Khan Bandar border crossing with Tajikistan.

The military inspection was the first of its kind in the ex-Soviet country's 30-year history.

It involved testing of all weapons used by the Tajik army, including ground, aviation and artillery forces.

The operation was broadcast on Tajik state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
and ended with a military parade headed by Rakhmon in which he called on Tajiks to be "ready to defend peace and stability" in the region.

"The situation in our neighbouring country -- the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan -- especially in its northern regions that border our country -- remains extremely complex and uncertain," Rakhmon said.

"It is getting more complicated day by day and even hour by hour," he said.

He called on the armed forces and law enforcement agencies to "ensure the highest level of combat readiness to prevent potential threats" and to "ensure the protection of the state border".

Rakhmon, who has led Tajikistan since 1994, then spoke to his Russian ally, President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
The Kremlin said the pair discussed the situation in Afghanistan and that the phone call took place "on the initiative of the Tajik side".

The test comes after Russia said it would stage military drills with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan near the border with Afghanistan next month.

The Taliban's offensive has seen a stream of Afghans make their way across the Tajik border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2021 00:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Aliyev Again Proposes Peace Agreement to Armenia Based on Respecting Territorial Integrity
[SPUTNIKNEWS] Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has once again proposed a peace agreement to Armenia that will be based on respecting each other's territorial integrity and include delimitation of national borders."We have sent a note to Armenia, a [draft] peace agreement ... I have repeatedly said that we are ready and let us start the talks. Is the war over? Over! Do you want peace, Armenia? It seems that yes! Then why would not you like to sign a peace agreement! Recognize our territorial integrity, sign a peace agreement and settle the border delimitation issue. In this regard, our agenda is in line with the EU, Ottoman Turkish and Russian agenda," Aliyev told the Azerbaijani state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
on Thursday.

The president added that the risk of a new military conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region must be minimized.

The decades-long Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan flared up in late September, resulting in multiple military and civilian casualties on both sides. The hostilities ended after the sides agreed to a Russian-brokered ceasefire on November 9. The Armenian-backed self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh lost huge territories as a result of the escalation of tensions. The ceasefire deal also resulted in the deployment of Russian peacekeepers to the region.



Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies


Europe
German court sentences IS widow over Yazidi slaves
[DW] A court in Hamburg has sentenced the widow of an "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....
" terrorist to extra jail time. The woman admitted to using enslaved Yazidi girls to clean her home.


A German court on Thursday sentenced the woman, Omaima A.,
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Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2021 02:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  How can this be? I am certain human slavery is a uniquely American phenomenon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2021 2:15 Comments || Top||

#2 

Googled "Current slavery countries" and after eliminating the usual Pie in the Sky Ozone living, seeking attention needy groups with a cause as Data sources.

It seem we do have slaves in the USA.
But these modern day Slave Owners and traffickers are
NOT White America.

Because, these numbers mainly come from the:
* all too common immigration foothold dodge of using children,
* Southern Border Illegal Immigration Human Traffickers,
* the imported Non-W.A.S.P. family owned house servants,
* Indebted job/debt related food workers,
* and Forced into or Imported Sex Slave workers here in the USA.

So, it seems the 21 century's the most common Slave Owners in the last 50+/- years are usually from:
* #1 Africa/Mid-East,
* #2 Asia/China,
* #3 Central/South America
* #4 Russia

BTW: The #1 Africa/Mid-Eastern countries still have open Slave Markets back in their own countries of origin.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 07/23/2021 6:36 Comments || Top||

#3  In other words, it's not slavery slavery...
Posted by: M,. Murcek || 07/23/2021 8:17 Comments || Top||


Danish military spots Iranian vessels in the Baltic Sea
[IsraelTimes] The Danish military says it spotted an Iranian destroyer and a large support vessel sailing through the Baltic Sea, likely heading to Russia for a military parade in the coming days.

The Danish Defense Ministry posts photographs online from the Royal Danish Air Force of the new domestically built Iranian destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran passing by the Danish island of Bornholm.

"It is expected that they are on their way to the annual naval parade in St. Petersburg," the Danish military tweets.

Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency reports that the country’s navy commander, Adm. Hossein Khanzadi, will join the Russian naval parade at St. Petersburg after receiving an invitation from the Russian defense minister.

IRNA also says the Sahand will join the parade "if the Russian-planned programs are in line with the plans of the Iranian fleet."

The naval parade is expected to take place on Sunday, according to Russian state media.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  These are the ones that didn't go to Venezuela.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/23/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I mis-read that as Daesh and wondered how they had a navy in the Baltic...
Posted by: magpie || 07/23/2021 17:45 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
US-Turkey dispute on Syria's SDF continues: US Department of State
[NPASYRIA] On Wednesday, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland said that there is still a dispute between The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
and the US regarding the latter’s support for the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

"The two countries agreed not to agree on the SDF issue, despite its ability to achieve security and political stability in northeastern Syria while continuing to confront ISIS," she added.

On Wednesday, US Congress held a hearing with Nuland in which she spoke about the nature of the US-Ottoman Turkish relationship during the administration of US President Joe The Big Guy Biden
...46th president of the U.S., who gives the geriatric a bad name...
and the most important common issues between the two countries.

In the opening session, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Bob Menendez said that the US-Turkey’s relationship during the era of the 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...
does not meet the US interests and goals, which raises the need to inform Turkey that the US is ready to depart from this relationship as well.

"We will continue to oppose the S-400 missile system and support the continuation of sanctions on this deal," Menendez added.

Menendez said that the US "completely disagrees with Turkey on the Syrian issue, as Turkey occupied areas the size of Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that...
in northern Syria, which it forcibly took from its Kurdish residents after they were subjected to various types of violations, torture, and forced displacement."

Menendez pointed out that there is a deep rift with Turkey regarding Cyprus, as Erdogan is trying to harm the interests of Cyprus and Greece, in addition to Erdogan’s internal violations and his constant attempt to silence, suppress and persecute his opponents. "All of these are characteristics of weak countries, not a strong and globally influential country," he added. "The United States needs Turkey as a democratic partner in the Middle East, and this will not happen under President Erdogan."

Nuland announced the intention of the Biden administration, the same old faces in slightly different places, the same old ideas, the same old graft
...knaves, footpads, and adjusters employed by the Biden Crime Family. They leave a trail of havoc everywhere they turn their attention, be it the nation's borders, the Keystone XL Pipeline, or epidemics, sometimes on purpose, most times through sheer arrogant ineptitude. They learnt this stuff in college, you know...
to continue applying sanctions against Turkey and continue to suspend the sale of American F-35 aircraft because of their purchase of the Russian S-400 missile system.
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


International-UN-NGOs
Israel returning to observer status at African Union
More normalcy.
[IsraelTimes] Israel is going to again be a member with observer status of the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
, the Foreign Ministry says.

Israel’s ambassador to Addis Ababa, Alaly Adamso, has submitted Israel’s charter as an observer member to the African Union. Until 2002, Israel was an observer member of the Organization of African Unity, until it was dissolved and replaced by the African Union.

Israel has diplomatic relations with 46 of the 55 nations in the African Union.

"This is a day of celebration for Israeli-Africa relations," says Foreign Minister Yair Lapid. "The diplomatic achievement is the result of efforts by the Foreign Ministry, the African Division and Israeli embassies on the continent. This is a corrective step to the anomaly that has prevailed for almost two decades and is an important part of strengthening Israel’s foreign relations fabric."
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under:

#1  IMO, Israel can learn quite a lot by observing South Africa.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2021 6:17 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ Perhaps the "learning" could be expanded to include others as well.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2021 7:10 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Zebari: Iraq is not Afghanistan
[SHAFAQ] The former Iraqi Foreign Minister, Hoshyar Zebari, confirmed that the upcoming round of talks between Washington and Baghdad is decisive for Iraq's future, security, and stability.

Zebari said in a Facebook post that Iraqi leaders need to participate in the security, diplomatic and political dialogues to adopt bold stances to secure Iraq's national interest.

He stressed the need for serious work to reach results that consolidate the country's security, intelligence, and military capabilities to confront ISIS, and support security institutions.

"Iraq is not Afghanistan, and its collapse means the collapse of the entire region", Zebari concluded.
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  So, what he's saying is Iraq could topple like Afghanistan probably will, but the stakes are bigger. So it's different. Got it...
Posted by: M,. Murcek || 07/23/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||


US, Iraq to agree American troop withdrawal should be complete by end of 2021 - report
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  More kabuki
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/23/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IDF, Mossad Push Plan for Multiple Small-Scale Operations Against Iran Nuclear Program
[algemeiner] Israel is examining possible changes to its operational plans against the Iranian nuclear program in order to contend with a US reentry to the 2015 nuclear deal.

According to Walla, the IDF and the Mossad have emphasized to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the government generally that while it is necessary to prepare for the possibility of an Israeli air strike on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure, such an approach would be greatly complicated by a renewed nuclear deal.

One source in the security establishment told Walla that if Iran cuts a new deal with the US, "It’ll be a problem to bomb from the air."

Moreover, the IDF has told Bennett that its latest assessment has found that the IDF is still not at full readiness for a major conflict with Iran.

Given all this, the IDF and the Mossad stressed that Israel should develop multiple operational plans, which could be put into operation whether the US signs a new deal with Iran or not.

The goal of such operations would not be to destroy Iran’s nuclear program in a single blow, but to sabotage, disrupt, and delay the program indefinitely through surgical strikes and intelligence operations.

This would be in keeping with current policy, which has seen major accidents, sabotage, and assassinations related to Iran’s nuclear program, most of which are believed to be the result of Israeli intelligence activity.

To continue and expand this campaign, the IDF and the Mossad are likely to request more funds and greater resources — as such intelligence operations are usually very expensive.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2021 03:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Local and international organizations accuse Turkey of seeking to change the demography of northern Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iran formally opens oil terminal outside Strait of Hormuz
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] 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 formally inaugurated its new crude oil export terminal on the Sea of Oman, a project hailed by 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...
as a historic achievement which could prove vital in the country’s energy future.The Goureh-Jask Crude Oil Transfer Project was inaugurated on Thursday during a video conference session attended by Rouhani and senior Oil Ministry officials in Tehran.

The project allows Iran for a first time in more than 110 years of its oil industry history to export crude from a terminal outside the Persian Gulf.

The terminal is also a first in a region where global oil producers are forced to dispatch crude tankers through the Strait of Hormuz, a narrow waterway at the mouth of the Persian Gulf where ships have been subject to attacks and sabotage in the past.

Oil reaches Jask through a 1,000-kilometer pipeline that starts from old pumping station in Goureh in southwest Iran and stretches around the Persian Gulf while travelling through three southern provinces.

"Today is a historic and big day for the land of the Medes and the Persians and as time passes by the significance of this project will become clearer for the people," said Rouhani as he described the launch as a sign of utter failure for US sanctions targeting Iran’s oil industry.

Rouhani’s website said in a report that the government had spent 530 trillion rials ($2.163 billion) on the Goureh-Jask pipeline and terminal facilities at Jask.

The report said some 250 Iranian companies had contributed to the construction and engineering work in a project that took more than two years to complete.

Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said the new terminal in Jask kicks off with 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) of crude exports as he insisted that a target of 1 million bpd will be within reach by March when a third and final phase of the project is finished.



Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Lebanon to Plunge into Darkness
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The Lebanese Ministry of Energy announced on Wednesday that it would stop the delivery of diesel fuel after its stock has declined significantly.

The electrical supply had improved remarkably over the past few days through the main network and private power generators.

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
a statement by the General Petroleum Authority said: "In respect of the blessed holidays and out of national and societal responsibility to provide energy security for citizens throughout Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that...
, the oil facilities in 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...
and Zahrani secured on Monday until midnight, the local market of diesel in most of its sectors, including bakeries, hospitals, generators, utilities and all public institutions, including the airport, tourist institutions and water institutions."

It added that the quantities distributed from the two facilities were "estimated at about 14 million liters, equivalent to half the full load of an oil tanker. Those were supplied to 160 distribution companies, exceptionally exceeding the approved margin of quotas."

According to the Authority, this led to the depletion of most of the stock, in parallel with a lack of credits for the import of additional diesel ships.


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Lebanon Hospitals Warn Power Cuts Threaten 'Catastrophe'
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WhiteHouse: Iran Undermines Lebanese Sovereignty
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Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  No Shi'ite, Sherlock.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/23/2021 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  The Hezbollah was an Iranian creation beholding to the Ayatollah Khomeini and spread a revolutionary message to Shiite populations outside of Iran. It was administered by Iran's Revolutionary Guards. The "Pasdaran" had attempted to infiltrate Afghan refugee camps but received little support from the Sunni refugee population. Frustrated, they turned to Lebanon. The Pasdaran emerged in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon in June 1982 where its Hamza and Ansar divisions were seen working with the Syrian military in building an "army" peopled by indigenous Lebanese Shiite zealots. That project was directed from Iran by Hojatolislam Hashemi Rafsanjani. In the Bekaa amidst fellow Shiites, Rafsanjani exported an Islamist revolution beyond the borders of Iran. Within a few months there emerged an anomalous political phenomenon -- an Iranian enclave within a Syrian satrapy within the Lebanese nation. And once entrenched, the Lebanese Hezbollah would not be forced out.
From 1982 onward Hezbollah activity was governed by a 12-man consultative council operating from the Bekaa Valley. It took control of the local Islamic Jihad (al-Jihad al-Islami) movement and used kidnapping to create a feared reputation and soon spread its influence and its message of hatred for the West and Lebanon's Christian population. Imad Mughniyah, then the second-ranking figure in Hezbollah's security service, helped organize the 1983 bomb attack on the US Marine barracks in Beirut resulting in the death of 251 Americans. The operation introduced the world to the suicide bomber, and Hezbollah would be responsible for the death of over 1,000 people (including 62 French paratroopers) in a series of attacks carried out in the nineteen eighties. By 1986 there were hundreds of Iranian advisors active in Lebanon, and Hezbollah itself was thought to command 12,000 mujahideen in Lebanon. In South Beirut the Hizbullah leader Sheikh Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah preached eloquent and ardent sermons that attracted thousands to the Imam al Rida mosque. For Sheikh Fadlallah, "Establishing an Islamic republic in Lebanon," was not enough; like other Islamists of his generation, he was "contemplating Islamizing the world." Evolving from a fighting unit, the Hezbollah spread a message that found a receptive audience among the 1.5 million Lebanese Shiites, especially after funds provided by Iran were used to create an infrastructure of social services led by Abbas al-Mussawi, Subhi al-Tufayli, and a number of Shiite clergy educated in Iran.
By 1990 the Hezbollah controlled most of the Bekaa Valley and heavily Shiite-populated southern Lebanon. Thirty years later it controls most of Lebanon and the nation has been destroyed.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/23/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||



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