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The Arab coalition says it killed more than 82 Houthis in airstrikes near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib
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Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Germany's Seehofer sees key to Belarus migrant problem in Moscow
[DW] German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has said Russia is likely behind a wave of illegal immigrants colonists from Belarus. He also says the EU has much to do on migrant policy despite numbers being below those of 2015 and 2016.

Outgoing German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday that Berlin did not intend to introduce controls on the border to Poland despite a growing number of migrants colonists entering via Belarus, a phenomenon he ultimately blamed on Russia.
Yet despite Russian malignancy, Germany has firmly connected its energy supply to Russian goodwill. Clever.
WHAT DID SEEHOFER SAY?
Speaking at a presser after reporting to the Cabinet on the current migration situation, Seehofer said such a step would be "legally questionable."
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Migrants/Illegal Immigrants


Europe
Somali refugee wins local seat in Italy
[Garowe] Somalis living in the diaspora have once again set a record, following the most recent election of a refugee in Italia, Somalia's former colonial master, and which hosts thousands of people from the war-torn Horn of Africa nation.

Abdullahi Ahmed Moalim was elected the results represent a local council in Torino, a city within Italia that was considered one of the most influential areas during the famous Roman Empire that ruled Italia for several years.

His uncle, Dr. Abdurahman Baadiyow, said his nephew arrived in Italia about 12 years ago and has been too much into the European nation's politics. He fled Somalia due to persistent internal conflicts and the al-Shabaab
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Home Front: WoT
12,000 Afghans in U.S. Now with No ID Whatsoever
[FRONTPAGEMAG] First there was the multifaceted disaster of the way Biden’s handlers’ woke military mishandled the withdrawal from Afghanistan. Now another Biden catastrophe is in the offing, but Team Biden is working hard to cover it up. "You know what they’re hiding?" asked Jonathan Wilcox, a front man for Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA). "The latest Afghanistan disaster from the Biden administration, the same old faces in slightly different places, the same old ideas, the same old graft
...the collection of boodlers, grifters, hangers-on, and self-proclaimed experts affiliated with the Biden Crime Family. Entrusted with an entire nation as the result of a suspicious election, they set about happily implementing stuff they absorbed in college, all of which blew up and splattered the rest of us...
. The White House is turning the page and closing the door." Wilcox said this after a bipartisan delegation from the House, including some members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was denied admission to Camp As Sayliyah, a U.S.-run military facility in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
where over two thousand America-bound Afghan evacuees are currently being housed. The reason why became clear in the briefing the politicians received before they were turned away.

What are they hiding now? We can’t be sure, but it is reasonable to conclude that if everything were working like clockwork at Camp As Sayliyah, with the cheerful efficiency for which the Biden people have become renowned (yes, kids, I’m being sarcastic), then there would have been no problem with letting the politicians in to behold the glory of The Adults being back in charge.

Instead, Issa said that officials of Biden’s woke military "never let us meet with the 2,300 remaining America-bound refugees, maybe some of whom are American citizens and others who are green card holders." Issa had his own theory about why Biden’s handlers are taking a page out of the Nixon playbook and stonewalling it on this one: "We think the number one classified piece that they were protecting is called embarrassment. Many of these people have stories of the difficulty getting out, the lack of cooperation or help by the State Department, and now they find themselves being artificially held longer in some cases. We think it’s just that they don’t want people telling their stories."

That could be it. Issa’s staff, according to the Washington Free Beacon, "spent weeks petitioning the Department of Defense for access to these Afghan refugees on behalf of the delegation," but it was still no dice Thursday when they arrived at Doha’s Al Udeid Air Base "for a scheduled briefing on the American evacuation effort."

Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  If we use the FBI's general statistic regarding Islamic worshipers vs. Islamic Radicals turned actual Terrorist. That means about 3 out of every 1000 will join a Terrorist group. 1 in about 11 will physically carry out a Terrorist act resulting 4 or more deaths.

Couple this with an older PEW survey that showed about 19% of USA Islamic worshipers favor parts of the the Al Qaeda agenda and similar Islamic radical groups aggressive / oppressive group agendas.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/21/2021 6:35 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel allows 3,000 more entry permits for Gaza merchants
[IsraelTimes] Israeli authorities raise the quota of permits for Gazook traders to enter Israel by an additional 3,000 to a total of 10,000, in the latest easing of Israeli restrictions on the coastal enclave.

"The decision to increase the quota of merchants was made by the political echelon following a security assessment on the matter," says Israel’s liaison to the Paleostinians, widely known by its acronym COGAT.

Israel and Egypt have placed tight controls on movement in and out of 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...
for nearly a decade and a half. Israel says the blockade is necessary to prevent an even greater threat from Gaza’s Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", rulers, while human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
groups lament its impact on Paleostinian civilians in the impoverished enclave.

Earlier this month, rumors that Israel intended to issue work permits to Gazooks brought crowds of tens of thousands seeking to apply. The trading permits are intended for Gaza merchants to buy and sell their wares, although nonprofit watchdogs contend that some passes have been issued to day laborers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 02:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Ashoori Loses Final Appeal to be Released from Iran Prison
[AAWSAT] Anoosheh Ashoori,
...in our archives as Anoush Ashoori...
. the British-Iranian dual national held in Evin prison in Tehran for more than four years, has had his request for conditional release and an appeal against his 10-year sentence thrown out, according to The Guardian.

Ashoori faces a conviction for spying on Iran, which he denies.

He was told that the court had rejected the appeal against his sentence some months earlier, but he was only informed at the weekend.

Ashoori’s daughter, Elika, said "the loss of his conditional release appeal means we have now exhausted all avenues and hopes of having our father back with us."

"The fate of our family is at the mercy of the UK government. They are the ones who will decide whether we see our dad in the near future or when he is an old man in his 70s having wasted a decade of his life in a dirty vermin-infected jail," Elika added.

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss has written to the family to say the case is still being examined.

Ashoori’s wife, Sherry Izadi, said the Iranians have openly linked the release of British dual nationals to the payment of a £400m debt owed to 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...
by the British government arising from a deal for Chieftain tanks in the 1970s.

"The settlement of this debt has become so monumentally important to the Iranians that they justify their actions by arguing it is other countries that are holding Iranian assets hostage," Izadi added. Anoush Ashoori
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 02:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Report: Russia disbanding Syrian militia it formed, opening up Golan for Iran
[IsraelTimes] Russia is disbanding a militia it formed, funded, and armed in southern Syria over the past few years, Channel 12 reports, without citing sources.

The network’s Arab affairs analyst Ehud Ya’ari says the Syrian and Iranian regimes have long been unhappy with the force, which did not answer to either of them but rather to Moscow.

Ya’ari says Moscow has now stopped paying salaries to militia members and is demanding that they hand in their arms to the Syrian military.

"This opens a wide door for the Iranians, for Hezbollah, for Assad’s forces... to complete a takeover of all this region near the [Israeli] Golan."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 01:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Likely US airstrikes on Iranian-linked positions in eastern Syria soon
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Courtesy of Frank G:
Drone attack targeting US forces reported in Syria

[JPost] While pro-Iranian militias in Iraq have increasingly used drones, the use of drones in Syria against US forces is relatively rare.

An attack aimed at Tanf, a lonely outpost in Syria near the Jordanian and Iraqi border, was reported on Wednesday night. There were no casualties, according to a statement by US officials. According to BBC correspondent Nafiseh Kohnavard, there was a "drone attack on US troops in Al Tanf, Syria." She noted that local forces said the drone came from the Iraq-Syria border area. Other reports online said the attack may have been done with rockets, not drones, though US officials confirmed it was a drone attack. An inquiry to the US-led Coalition was sent to confirm the incident, but no reply was heard as of press time.

Pro-Iranian groups have increasingly used drones to target US forces in Iraq— including at the airport in Erbil— as well as Al-Asad base and US forces based in Syria. The drones were likely manufactured in Iran and trafficked to Iraq, though some of them may also be constructed in Iraq. Iran has exported drone blueprints and technology to Yemen, Gaza, Lebanon, and to pro-Iranian groups in Syria and Iraq. An Iranian drone flown from Syria targeted Israel in February 2018, and in May 2021 a drone flown from Iraq or Syria also flew into Israeli airspace. In both cases, Israel shot them down. Hamas also used Iranian-style drones in the conflict in May.

Iran has trained drone operators across the region at a base called Kashan. Israel revealed information about this base in September 2021. An Iranian drone was also used to target a tanker off the coast of Yemen and Oman in July—two crewmembers on the tanker were killed. Iran also targeted Saudi Arabia in September 2019 with drones and cruise missiles.

The attack on Tanf is an escalation. While pro-Iranian militias in Iraq have increasingly used drones, the use of drones in Syria against US forces is relatively rare. These drones tend to be "kamikaze" drones, meaning they fly into their target. In June 2017, the US downed an Iranian drone near Tanf. An Iranian-made drone also targeted a US-led Coalition patrol in June 2017 in the same area.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Please tell me we aren't getting into another forever war in an area where we have no strategic interests.
Posted by: Tom || 10/21/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Everyone using Syria as a weapons testing ground.
Posted by: borgboy || 10/21/2021 20:50 Comments || Top||


PJAK says 2 fighters reported dead in August are alive
[Rudaw] A Kurdish opposition party on Tuesday said two of its members it had declared dead in festivities in 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...
this summer are in fact alive and one is being held by Iranian forces.

In August, the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK) said two of its members were killed on July 27 in festivities with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Bukan, West Azerbaijan province. The two were identified as Idris Fiqhi, known by his nom de guerre Aryo Zal, and Muhsin Qadri, known as Shahin Agri.

After an investigation, PJAK announced that neither of them was killed. Fiqhi was "captured by the occupying forces of the Iranian regime" and Qadri has returned to the group "in perfect health," it stated.

PJAK apologized to the families and said its investigation is ongoing.

Qadri, from Bukan, joined PJAK in 2012 while Fiqhi, who is originally from Sanandaj, joined in 2017.

Established in 2003, PJAK is considered the Iranian wing of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), though PJAK claims it is linked only by shared ideology. Both groups use the Kurdistan Region as a safe haven from which to launch attacks on Ottoman Turkish and Iranian security forces.

PJAK has lost 300 fighters in festivities with Iranian security forces and shelling by both Iran and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
since the group's foundation, according to a written statement sent to Rudaw English by senior PJAK member Ahvand Chiako in July.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Biden forces legendary CIA chief of Iranian operations to retire
[Yahoo] The CIA’s Iran chief, described by his colleagues as “legendary,” is being forced to retire as the center he oversees is folded back into the agency’s larger Middle East division, according to former CIA officials.

The official, Mike D’Andrea
...more formally Michael D'Andrea, but appropriately not until now found in the Rantburg archives under either ...
— nicknamed the “Dark Lord” or “Prince of Darkness” and known by the undercover name "Roger"— had been granted waivers that allowed him to continue working at the CIA past the mandatory retirement age, according to former agency officials. But the agency declined his most recent retirement exception, according to these officials. D’Andrea’s retirement was first reported by the New York Times.

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Posted by: Gleash Unuter7442 || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [514 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  The Fell Hand of Kalorama strikes. Anybody seen ValJar lately? Gone to Tehran, perchance?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 1:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Please correct me if I am wrong, but isn't D'Andrea another CIA Muslim convert?
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 10/21/2021 8:15 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ from or to?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#4  The article stated he was a convert to Islam.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 10/21/2021 8:55 Comments || Top||

#5  What's the muzz equivalent of an Easter & Christmas Catholic?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Unrestricted drone warfare against our prime terrorist enemies, can't have that anymore since the puppet Weekend at Bernie's President is immune to actual accountability. As long as Bidet/Jillie can be fed more graft, they will prop up the Big Guy as a facade for the cabal at Kalorama. While the Chinese have the biggest chair at the Presidium Central Committee, ValJar and her homies have a seat, and doing this guy has long been a goal I suspect.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/21/2021 13:27 Comments || Top||

#7  nicknamed the “Dark Lord” or “Prince of Darkness”

“He was the grim reaper for the enemy.” The agency’s counterterrorism program under D’Andrea was “bone-crushing and relentless,” recalled this former official.


Yaknow, when you voluntarily and with gusto adopt the dark robes of villainy, maybe you need to reconsider if you're really on the good guys' side or not. Murdering civilians with drones doesn't strike me as heroic behavior.

“There came a point where the life expectancy of the al-Qaida chief of operations was about a month,” said the former senior official. “Every time they’d name a new guy, bam, he was gone.”

Boy, that put an end to them, didn't it? Oh wait it didn't. Whoops.
Posted by: Omomolet Phutch9064 || 10/21/2021 14:00 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ Herb, is that you?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2021 14:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Herb@l Herb!
Posted by: Caesar Speasing3432 || 10/21/2021 15:25 Comments || Top||

#10  “Prince of Darkness”
Always and forever will refer to Lucas Electric.
(Loose Unsoldered Connections And Splices)
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/21/2021 15:31 Comments || Top||

#11  Yaknow, when you voluntarily and with gusto adopt the dark robes of villainy

Angel of Death? Or perhaps, as appropriate for a convert to Islam, Inshallah, as a sentiment all pious Moslems should submit to.

The thing about having a rapid turnover in the upper levels of any organization, especially when resulting from rapid death in office rather than retirement, is the huge amount of institutional knowledge that evaporates, until nobody knows what projects are planned, what any of the computer passwords are... nor even where the spare executive bathroom key is kept.

This, my dear Mr. McCoy, is a good part of the reason why ambitious jihadis chose suddenly to run off to ISIS and other local organizations instead of hieing themselves off to the training camps on both sides of the Af-Pak border as they’d done so avidly in the first decade of the millennium.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 18:20 Comments || Top||



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Thu 2021-10-21
  The Arab coalition says it killed more than 82 Houthis in airstrikes near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib
Wed 2021-10-20
  US jury convicts man who created computer code to help ISIS
Tue 2021-10-19
  Nasrallah says Hezbollah has 100,000 trained Lebanese fighters
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  Sadr sets out rules for the US when Sadrists assume premiership
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  Thailand Ends 17-Day Security Op in Deep South Swamp
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  Lebanon on edge as funerals held for seven killed in Beirut gunbattle
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  Socialist Labour Party MP in Leicester, England and a BLM activist, has been convicted over threatening to throw acid on the face of a woman
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  Six dead, dozens injured as Beirut protest erupts into heavy gunfights
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  Antifa member files frivolous lawsuit claiming he was injured by cops while rioting
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  Iraqis nab ISIS finance chief with $5 million bounty on his head
Mon 2021-10-11
  NIA raids 16 locations across Kashmir amid fresh civilian killings
Sun 2021-10-10
  UN: 10,000 Displaced as Clashes Escalate over Marib
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  Suicide bomber kills at least 100 at Shi'ite mosque in Afghanistan
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  Now in Power, Taliban Set Sights on Afghan Drug Underworld
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