[IsraelTimes] The United States will continue withholding aid from Sudan until the country’s military rulers stop the killing of anti-coup protesters and a civilian led-government takes power, two senior American diplomats say.
Today’s joint statement comes after a two-day visit to Sudan this week by US Assistant Secretary of State Molly Phee and the newly appointed US special envoy for the Horn of Africa, David Satterfield. The visit was meant to help pull the African nation out of a worsening crisis in the wake of the October 25 coup.
The military takeover has upended Sudan’s transition to democratic rule after three decades of repression and international isolation under autocratic President Omar al-Bashir ...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it... , ousted during a popular uprising in April 2019.
While in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, Phee and Satterfield met with Sudanese civilian and military leaders, as well as with families of some of the killed pro-democracy protesters.
At least 72 demonstrators have been killed since the October coup. Seven were killed on Monday alone, according to a doctors’ activist group. Security forces used live ammunition and tear gas to disperse thousands who gathered in Khartoum. Among the seven killed, some were as young as 19 years old. Around 100 people were maimed, according to the Sudan Doctors Committee.
[SaharaReporters] Some photographs taken in the recent past showing two governors and an associate of notorious bandidos’ kingpin, Bello Turji, standing together have raised dusts.
In the picture with the suspect, Musa Kamarawa, who has confessed to working with Turji, are the governors of Zamfara and Sokoto, Bello Matawalle and Aminu Tambuwal, and the deputy governor of Sokoto, Mannir Dan Iyya.
Zamfara and Sokoto are two of the North-west states under attacks by bandidos in which hundreds of people have been killed and thousands displaced.
SaharaReporters last week Friday reported that Kamarawa, nephew to former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa, was arrested by the police and detained in Abuja over links to bandidos and their leaders.
Kamarawa was arrested in September 2021 but the video of his questioning by the police only appeared online a few weeks ago.
Under interrogation, Kamarawa said he had known Turji for long.
"Turji is my bosom friend, we are always in touch and we seek each other’s advice on our operations most of the time," the suspect said.
He said the notorious bandidos’ kingpin had over 100 armed guards around him and named those supplying Turji with shoes, military camouflage uniforms, drugs and other materials.
Kamarawa, who is from Isa local government area of Sokoto State, has extensive knowledge of communities and forests in Sokoto East and Zamfara North, especially villages bordering Shinkafi (in Zamfara) and Isa (in Sokoto).
Kamarawa was among those first contacted by Mr Matawalle after he was declared governor in 2019, to facilitate a peace accord with bandidos, Premium Times reports.
A source at the Zamfara Government House, who is also a Special Adviser to the governor, said Kamarawa was referred to by the governor when the peace accord was being initiated.
"Though Bello Turji didn’t accept the peace accord, there were a lot of bandidos who turned in their guns and ammunition through Musa (Kamarawa).
"We didn’t know he had interest in them and was working for them because he was always advising us to expand our peace talks. You can attest to the fact that several weapons and bandidos were here (Gusau) and we witnessed peace for some time," said the official who requested not to be named because he did not have permission to speak to journalists.
[SaharaReporters] The Kwara State Police Command has said claims that the fleeing Zamfara State bandidos kingpin, Bello Turji, has relocated to an unidentified forest in the state, are untrue.
Spokesman of the command, Okasanmi Ajayi, in Ilorin on Wednesday, said it was necessary to clarify the claims to diffuse the tension already created in the minds of the public by the statement by a Federal politician in the House of Representatives claiming the kingpin and his gang had relocated to an unidentified forest in Kwara State.
"However, facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable... the statement by the politician did not reveal the source or veracity of its assertion," the police front man noted, assuring that "Kwara State is safe and secure."
Okasanmi said "All the boundaries, both local and international within the state have been well and massively policed by both the police and the military.
"Vigilante and local hunters are working tirelessly with security agents to ensure our forests are well monitored and protected," he added.
He disclosed that the state Police Commissioner, Tuesday Assayomo, had directed a 24-hour patrol of all entry and exit points to the state, while tactical units had been re-energised with the provision of additional patrol vehicles and other needed tools and incentives to aid their performance.
The commissioner also advised the public to make information of strange movements and activities around them available to the security agencies at all times.
Recall that the news of the bandidos’ kingpin, Bello Turji and his gang went viral to the effect that he had relocated to Kwara State, following the onslaught by security forces on their hideouts in Zamfara State, recently.
[OneIndia] The bonhomie between Pakistain's ISI, its terror groups and the Khalistanis is an open secret. For years after India drove the Khalistanis out, Pakistain has been nurturing these elements and are now looking to re-launch them in India.
The ISI has for long been trying to convince the similarities in ideology and wants its forces of Evil and the Khalistanis to fight along side each other. As an Intelligence Bureau explains to OneIndia, the ISI wants its terror groups to fight in 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.... and the Paks in Punjab 1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots.... and Delhi.
The Khalistanis based in Pakistain and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba have made public speeches on several occasions about the similarities between them. While the Sikhs in India denounce this comparison, in some quarters it has worked out very well for the ISI.
During the public speeches in Pakistain both elements speak about the historic links between the Sikhs and Moslems. They say that the time has come to be together and fight against India. When the Khalistani forces of Evil fled, they were received by the ISI and were provided with all facilities.
The ISI even went on to create the Sikh-Moslem Ithehad Federation to plan terror attacks against India.
This organization recruited cadres and also trained them. This outfit even attempted major recruitment drives in rural Punjab. These activities peaked in the early 2000s and the likes of Ranjit Singh Neeta were also imparted training by the ISI. Neeta on the other hand trained Pak youth in a bid to make them battle ready in Kashmir.
Further the ISI also created the Pakistain Sikh Gurudwara Prabandhak Committee, which was headed by Lieutenant General Javed of the ISI. The role of the committee was to invite Sikh youth from Punjab and then radicalise them to join their ranks. Through this committee, the ISI was able to rope in a little over 150 youth.
The ISI also created another outfit called as the World Moslem Sikh Federation, which had members of the Dal Khalsa, Babbar Khalsa International and the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. This forum was however meant to be political in nature and its job was to spread the ideology. Following this the ISI formed the International Sikh Moslem Friendship Organisation and set up its offices in Italia, Germany and the United Kingdom.
Sikhism was created to fight coercive conversion policies of moslems. Sikhs were the militarized hindus. A buffer protecting the useless brahmins by reorganizing hitherto stratified castes and training them into a sword carrying, fighting brotherhood that would combat islam. They were the hindu equivalent of the Teutonic Order.
As the nonsense called 'representative democracy' consolidated its hold on the population, hindus lapsed into ideologies of submission to the State and 'peace'. The economy grew naturally to favor the most industrious, the most aggressive and the most well connected after independence. Many of these were sikhs. Because they were hardworking, farmers and landed peasants who invested all in the Agrarian backbone of the Indian economy. The hindu continuously believed in hubris and replaced his favourite idols with a hand-me-down European constitution; while the sikhs had become survivors, fighters... a sub-population that knew how to get shit done and not just trust in the State. And Indian moslems too similarly learned to flourish despite the State, how to blackmail and guilt trip the legislators like your Wakandans over past 'injustices'. Until they got their sops and used them to screw India at every turn.
It was only in 1980, when the Pakistani Islamic Jamaat began to find unconditional dollars thank you, Mr. Carter... Another Gawd cursed Democrat.
in their kitty that they strategized allying with militant sikh groups. The ISI began arming them and teaching them their bomb making and espionage tricks. The movement was scourged out from India by the mid 80s and the leaders were offed or fled via Nepal to the UK, some to Canada and some back to Pakistain.
Today, there's only mercs available, for use within India. Not really considered sikhs, most of them. Low strata vermin calling themselves great big three name names like they're ex-royalty. They're all crims, ex-cons and such posing as some religious outfit. Much like those black hebrew whatsits with their fake plastic menorahs. They just pose with Sikh religious paraphernalia and spout the arcana, wave their swords around. In reality they're all criminals. No self respecting Sikh or Punjabi hindu wants to have anything to do with them. Or with their paymasters, the moslems.
But India being the bureaucratic shithole of mediocrity it is, crippled with a socialist, humanitarian law machine that constantly tries to ape the west, there's just too many criminals alive. That, my friends, is the only problem. What bonds any criminals together? Why do cockatrice proliferate in the dark?
Our entire society is a result of the genius of marketing people. Is it any wonder it's so f*cked up?
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My dealings with those from India has been a pleasant experience. Well educated and those not seem to be a very good people. Family being very important as well as extended family. Hard working and having a calm nature is refreshing. Very similar to Nepalese. As an ally I can think of few better. Very rich and very poor in one country. At one time the Jewell of Asia.
[IsraelTimes] Five members of a Paleostinian family arrested after Israeli police demolished their house in East Jerusalem have been released, their lawyer tells AFP.
The arrest of several members of the Salhiya family came as they were evicted from their house in the sensitive neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah by Israeli authorities before dawn yesterday.
Walid Abu Tayeh, the family’s lawyer, confirms "the release of the five people detained since Wednesday, including Mahmud Salihiya and his sons."
Police had accused several Salihiya family members of "violating a court order" and public disturbance.
Abu Tayeh says the release of the five was conditional on payment of a 1,000 Israeli shekel ($320) fine, and that the group is forbidden from entering Sheikh Jarrah for one month.
The looming eviction of other Paleostinian families from Sheikh Jarrah in May last year partly fueled an 11-day war between Israel and Paleostinian terror groups in 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... In those cases, Paleostinians risked having to surrender plots of land to Jews who had mounted legal claims to the land.
But Jerusalem authorities have stressed the Salihiya family eviction is a different case and that the city intends to build a special needs school on the land, benefitting Arab residents of East Jerusalem.
The city has said it purchased the land from previous Arab owners and that the Salihiyas had lived there illegally for years, but failed to agree to a compromise on an eviction order first issued in 2017.
That’d be Israel, I suspect. In which case the radar will just help them pinpoint their targets. Yay!
[NPASyria] Recently, Iranian-backed militias in al-Mayadin area in Deir ez-Zor countryside, east Syria, have installed a radar system to detect drones and protect its military points from being an aerial target by opponents.
Iranian-backed militias control large swaths of the Deir ez-Zor countryside, where al-Mayadin and al-Bukamal are considered the most areas of destinations by Arab and imported muscle who join the Iranian-backed militias.
A military source of the militias told North Press that it stalled a radar in Mazar Ayn area in the countryside of al-Mayadin, east of Deir ez-Zor.
“Got that, Yossi? The general will be interested.”
“Marked on the map, Sgt. Avi. Tell the boys to film the pretty secondaries — my girlfriend needs a birthday present.”
Areas held by Iranian-backed militias have been often targeted and are accused of launching attacks on the US-led Global Coalition bases eastern Syria.
In late 2021, the factions installed a radar system and operated it in al-Mazare’ area near al-Mayadin and transformed the area to colonies and military barracks.
Prior to that, the factions tested an Iranian-made drone nicknamed "Ababil" which hovered in the skies of al-Rahba castle and Mazar Ayn area south of al-Mayadin.
Over 2017, the number of Iranian-backed members in Syria mounted to 70,000 gunnies distributed on 50 military formations. Currently, they are estimated to be up to 100,000 bad boys, Muhammad Ali Jafari, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said.
Just a little reminder to France of Iran’s hole cards in the nuclear negotiations.
[IsraelTimes] A Frenchie held in Iran ...Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979... for over a year and a half on spying charges, which his family has rejected, went on trial today severely weakened by a hunger strike, his family and lawyer say.
Benjamin Briere, 36, was arrested in May 2020 while traveling in Iran. He began the hunger strike in December to protest, among other issues, the lack of any serious advance in the proceedings.
His family says he is an innocent tourist unknowingly caught up as global powers including La Belle France and the US seek to negotiate with Tehran a revival of a 2015 deal over its nuclear program.
"We have very little information, all we know is that the hearing took place and that a verdict will be issued on Saturday," his sister Blandine Briere tells AFP.
She adds that an Iranian lawyer representing her brother and an interpreter were present for the hearing.
According to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), the hearing took place in branch four of the Revolutionary Court in the eastern city of Mashhad, where Briere is being held.
His Gay Paree-based lawyer, Philippe Valent, said in a statement yesterday that Briere was "very weakened" by his hunger strike, and had not been allowed to learn what specific charges had been brought against him.
“You were within reach when we needed new hostages, O unbeliever, as is our right according to Allah’s laws.”
Valent confirms that the hearing had taken place and says a verdict was expected from Saturday, the first day of the week in Iran.
The HRANA says Briere is still on a hunger strike.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.