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3 Americans Dead, 6 Aircraft Destroyed Or Damaged, Including A Rare Spy Plane, In #Kenya Attack
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Preach it, Ricky!
[Bongino] Towards the end of his opening monologue, Gervais told the Hollywood actors, "So if you do win an award tonight, don;’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg."
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/06/2020 06:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nailing his Ninety-five Theses to their doors?

I'm sure they can't take it as much as they dish it out.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/06/2020 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Go to Twitter and look at link of broken sewer line spraying everybody on the golden globe red carpet line. https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1214176047614382081?s=21
Posted by: 3dc || 01/06/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#3  also good news was that the female stars wore cleavage revealing blouses and de-emphasized butt revealing skirts
Posted by: lord garth || 01/06/2020 12:47 Comments || Top||

#4  ^Good, but unexpected, my lord?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/06/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

#5  broken sewer line spraying everybody on the golden globe red carpet line.

a Metaphorical SS becomes an Actual SS
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 13:12 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
The sultan's power is dwindling
[DW] Over the past 16 years, 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 in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
has progressively increased his power. But since last year, his influence has been waning.

When Recep Tayyip Erdogan took power as The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/06/2020 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  In February 13, 2011 a Rick Moran article noted: "Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan moves against the military." He noted:
"The election of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in 2002 has brought dramatic changes to Turkey. Erdogan has instituted what some are calling 'soft Sharia' by incrementally altering Turkish institutions and society to reflect a more Islamist approach to government. And now, Erdogan is moving against the one force that can stop Turkey's slide into extremism." I.e., the military, and he succeeded.
"Turkey, once a strong ally of Israel, recently sponsored the Gaza 'Freedom Flotilla' and has been cozying up to Iran in recent months. To continue to fall away from the West and embrace Islamization would mean a shift in the strategic situation of the United States. Turkey is a member of NATO and to see them drift toward Iran would make a gigantic hole in our position in the Middle East while seeing Iran gain an ally in a vital part of the world." And that's what happened.
Posted by: b || 01/06/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
The Trump Doctrine Humiliates Both Foreign Enemies and Domestic Liberals
Yep, it's Kurt
[Townhall] This has been a really difficult time for Ben Rhodes, John Kerry, and the rest of the geniuses who zombie Neville Chamberlain recently hailed as "a flock of insufferable sissies crowded around the behind of America’s enemy, shamelessly smooching their dignity away." Zapping Qassam Soleimani ruined an Iranian offensive that had started with such promise. When the dirtbag catspaws of the dirtbag Iranian mullahs surrounded the American embassy in Baghdad, American liberals were more excited than the old Weekly Standard’s staff would have been upon discovering that it was sharing one of its cruises with a pool boy and sexy gardener convention. Libs and their Fredocon submissives were practically salivating at the thought of fellow Americans being murdered by scuzzy foreigners and the opportunity such a tragedy would present for blaming Donald Trump. This was Trump’s Benghazi test, they chortled on social media.

Yeah, except Trump passed his test.

The Iranians had been getting uppity for a while, but then their punks killed an American contractor in a rocket attack on a U.S. base ‐ and let’s not get distracted about whether we should still be there. They killed an American. We are there, and you don’t get a pass on murdering U.S. citizens because we may or may not have a good reason for them still being there. You get dead.

See, for too long we were asking the wrong question when tinpot dictators dared hurt Americans. We asked, "What would a gender-fluid Oppression Studies major at Yale do?" As I have observed before, the correct question is "WWJC do?" ‐ "What would Julius Caesar do?"

Trump ordered hard hits at five Shiite militia weapon sites, and not with any warnings either. They got one of ours, we got about two dozen of theirs. Like the old joke about 1,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea, that’s a good start.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 13:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6554 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Watch for the polls. If they can only get an Orange Man Bad result from some obscure outfit you never heard of you can bet the results that the big names got will be buried quick.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/06/2020 14:21 Comments || Top||

#2  The Trump Doctrine Humiliates Both Foreign Enemies and Domestic Liberals Enemies.

Doctored the headline for Town hall. Hope they don't mind.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/06/2020 22:25 Comments || Top||

Killing Soleimani Was The Right Move, And Shows Precisely Why It's Time To Leave Iraq
[The Federalist] President Donald Trump’s order to kill Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad was the right call. At the same time, that he had to make this call, how he had to make it, and the mortal danger to American assets it presents, illustrate exactly why U.S. forces should not spend a day longer in Iraq than necessary to end our long-dwindling interests.

Iran needed to learn a hard, swift lesson. For four decades, it has ratcheted global temperatures up and down with a close eye on America’s reaction. Kidnapping, terror, extortion, sabotage, and blockades have all been used since the Islamic Republic’s inception in 1979. On Thursday, the U.S. president made Iran understand what should have always been understood: Orchestrating an attack on a U.S. embassy is a line no country shall cross.

For more than 30 years, from 1988 until Jan. 3, 2020, Soleimani had been the Michael Jordan of Iranian black-ops, leading his elite al-Quds fighting force to wage and plot unconventional warfare from neighboring countries to Washington, D.C., killing at least 500 U.S. servicemen along his merry way. He seemingly moved about the Middle East with impunity, even making time for a jaunt to Moscow shortly after President Barack Obama granted him run of the region with the ill-fated Iran Deal.

The ticket to his final destination took him from Lebanon, where he coordinated his pet Hizbollah, to Baghdad International Airport, where, roughly 15 miles from the U.S. embassy he’d ordered besieged that week, his trip came to an abrupt end.

Some say as illustrious career as his ought to end with a gold watch or silver plate; instead, it ended a smear on the road. His dead friends, including the leader of the Shia militia whose killing of an American contractor had launched this whole fracas, had driven out to meet his plane. No doubt they felt safer from U.S. retaliation close to their Iranian overlord. In the meantime, Soleimani’s family will have to take heart he was with those friends‐ that, and the low priority Islam places on an open casket.
When the Romans ruled the world, it was called Pax Romana ‐ Roman Peace ‐ and it held. Two thousand years ago, when St. Paul was ordered scourged, he asked a Roman centurion, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man who is a Roman and uncondemned?" The soldiers "immediately let go of him; and the commander also was afraid when he found out that he was a Roman, and because he had put him in chains."
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 01:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We don't need any troops in Iraq. Kurdistan, maybe. But we can strike from the air whatever targets need to be hit.

If Trump brings Iran to heel and disentangles us from Iraq, he will be the most successful POTUS since Reagan.
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 1:59 Comments || Top||

#2  There was war in the Roman Empire almost all the time. Each Roman legion completely controlled its area, and each legion head aspired to become a Caesar or a Caesar Augustus, which latter was like Emperor, sort of. When there was no external foe they fought with one another, and formed alliances, The key to power was being a military leader, and that's what attracted the most ambitious Romans to become soldiers. They got money for their wars simply by taking it from the sities and towns they controlled.
Emperor Julian did not like all that internal fighting and he made a law requiring all town to have local governments who had to approve expenses.
As a result the most ambitious locals turned to civilian life in cities and gave up interest in fighting. The arm was then filled up with outsiders. These first wanted to share in the prosperity of Rome, but eventually decided to take over the empire, and so ended the Western Roman Empire. Julian died fighting the Persians and never had much influence in the East, so the Eastern Roman Empire lasted another thousand years or so, but it did so by constantly fighting, very often against the Persians.

The emporer Julian wanted to stop
Posted by: daniel || 01/06/2020 2:33 Comments || Top||

#3  More like Britain's Splendid Isolation.

This is definitely the end of an era.

End of Globalism and its conceits: the foolishly grandiose, unrestrained, simultaneously reckless and pusillanimous strategic incoherence visited upon us and the world by some of the worst presidents in US history--Billy Jeff Clinton, Bush Fils, Barry "Zero" Soetoro.

Good riddance, Globalists.

A new and enlightened era is upon us. Give praise and thanks to Trump and Pompeo.
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 2:46 Comments || Top||

#2 Is this from some computer game - cause it absolute bull. Google "coursum honorum .
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 01/06/2020 5:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Rule your own Roman empire in strategy title Rise of Rome
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/06/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Ref #3: Amen and amen. Globalism and nation building belong in the dustbin of history.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Put them in northern Iraq. Declare Kurdistan and screw Turkey.

Wishful thinking.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/06/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Despite all the blather from the left, one has to have some respect for the ability to precisely and surgically take out a terrorist target with no collateral damage.

If such missiles existed around the time of WWII and Adolph Hitler had been taken out by such a missile, it would have spared many lives and saved the world a lot of grief.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/06/2020 9:16 Comments || Top||

#9  I do enjoy the irony of all this. First Iraq and Iran have been mortal enemies for decades. They fought a 7 year war filled with Mustard gas and chlorine. Now their parliament voted to protect Iranian CUDs and kick the US out?

Soleimani was, is, and always has been a cancer on Western society. We should have taken him and Acminda-whater out in 1979. And like cancer that's not treated it has spread. They have somewhere around 20 CUS (Special Forces) battalions. These guys are fairly well trained and Obama funded in cash. Do remember we have caught over 300 Iranian of military age crossing our Arizona border over the last 10 years. They are here and they are not the average Muzzie terrorist. They are organized, understand strategic targeting, and America's vulnerabilities. They have a mature IO campaign, just look at how the Dems are supporting Iran over the US right now and trying to strip the president of his war powers act authority. Trump needs to make the threat so real the Tehran proper that they pause.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/06/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#10  We really need to expose and destroy our country's Fifth Column.

Start with scrutiny of the NSC leakers. Who told the Soros-Koch funded academic that a hypersonic missile strike on Sukeimani was imminent? (See Steven Simon's NYT Op-Ed piece the morning of the attack.)

Then focus on Kerry's trip to Iran. Whom did he meet? What was discussed F2F that could not be discussed over the phone?

Then scrutinize the actions, memos, emails texts and calls of Zero, Susan Rice, ValJar just prior to their departure in Dec 2016-Jan 2017.

Then focus on Zero's mouthpieces and Pajama Boys. What are their Tues to Iran? Are they being funded by Iranian cutouts?

Are Soros and Koch funding any Iranian front organizations?
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#11  Ref #10: With the appropriate apologies to the Rodenbergs, I recommend we begin immediately.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#12  Rosenbergs....duh. A nice Rodenberger would also be good.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#13  "apologies"? Pls explain, b
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#14  we have caught over 300 Iranian of military age crossing our Arizona border over the last 10 years.

Do you have a link for that, 49 Pan, or is this just common knowledge?
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/06/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#15  Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were USCITS convicted of spying for the Former Soviet Union and executed in 1953.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#16  Yes knew that, just wondering why anyone needs to apologize to them/their memory.

(Btw Sidney Lumet's 1980-era film "Daniel" about the Rosenbergs w Timothy Hutton, Mandy Patinkin and Amanda Nutcase-Plummer is a classic.)
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

#17  The Rosenberg were nobodies. Relative to a Secretary of State, even Alger Hiss was a nobody.

What we're seeing in front of our nose w Kerry and Zero's entourage via-a-via Iran is truly extraordinary.

The Iranian Fifth Column's breathtaking heights and extent -- comprising a POTUS, SecState, top WH officials including NSC officials and presidential advisors -- is without precedent in US history.
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#18  I will find it and send it to you TW.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/06/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#19  It would be Ironic if the result of their trip was that Kerry and Obama were taken hostage by Iran.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 01/06/2020 16:12 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
7 Best Handguns for Women
The article did not mention my personal favorite the S&W Model 638. Shoots .38 (for the range), .38 Special, and .38 Special+P. The 638 is not just a ladies gun. (video).

Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 01:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6530 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Still have a stainless S&W mod 60 in my kit.
Updated with Wolff springs, truncated spur and a downsized grip.

Weight and size make it a carry of choice over my SP101, Boomer or the Alaskan.
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/06/2020 7:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Excellent choice Skid. I suspected you were a wheel gun advocate. All that is needed for that unsightly gas pump or cash register roller-dog engagement.

Even shaky and nearly blind, it's amazing how proficient one can become at 21 feet or less with such a revolver.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Love the wheels. But a favorite in the house is still the Walther PPK for compact carry. Hard to find, not as steady as the revolvers.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/06/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#4  The Sig Sauer P365 is a small semi-auto but has a magazine capacity of 10+1 (It is about the size of the Ruger LC9). Optional 12+1 or 15+1 magazines can be obtained at the expense of concealability. Good for just about anyone man or woman.
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/06/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Sig makes an extremely high quality product. I would go so far as to say the industry standard for automatic pistols.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#6  SIG P365, P938, P238 & Ruger SP101(heavy,BUT accurate)~~~IMO
Posted by: ranture || 01/06/2020 11:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Wife carries a Bursa 380. The selection in this article looked more like a guys pock gun choice that a woman's carry choice. Very nice weapon and it comes in a concealed version that has all rounded corners, hammer, trigger cover etc...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 01/06/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#8  The GF is a typical Glock person. She loves her G43, can't stand my Sig 365. I was sold on Sig as soon as I shot my P238 for the first time. Damn thing almost aims itself.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/06/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#9  Spousal unit has Taurus titanium revolver in .38 spc, er, did until that boating accident.
Posted by: Glenmore || 01/06/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#10  Desert Eagle?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/06/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#11  ..Lara Croft modified limited edition?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/06/2020 18:53 Comments || Top||

Asia Times:What comes next from Iran
[asia times]
Posted by: 3dc || 01/06/2020 15:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

Iran Declines To Sign Colin Kaepernick After Reviewing Workout Video
[Babylon Bee] TEHRAN‐Colin Kaepernick sent his workout video to Iran after learning they may have recently opened up a position but has yet to receive a phone call.

Kaepernick condemned American attacks on Iranian terrorists last week, inciting rumors that he may have found a team interested in him in the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. But Iranian officials have dispelled the rumors, stating clearly and unequivocally that "we have no interest in signing Kaepernick at this time, but we wish him well in his future endeavors."

"It's disappointing to see that Iran is as hateful as America," a downcast Kaepernick said in a press conference. "I expected to be welcomed as a hero over there, but apparently, they too are biased against people with dark skin." Kaepernick plans to protest Iran's hate by continuing to kneel during the American national anthem.

Iran has clarified that they agree with Kaepernick ideologically, but they need someone who can throw.
Posted by: Frank G || 01/06/2020 14:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6564 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Sorry, Bee, doesn't rise to the level of satire. Everyone knows they'd take him in a hot minute.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/06/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe but the last line is priceless:
Iran has clarified that they agree with Kaepernick ideologically, but they need someone who can throw.
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 16:02 Comments || Top||

#3  They could always strap a jacket on him and if he is any good at rushing.
Posted by: Helmuth, Speaking for Guelph1287 || 01/06/2020 21:06 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Dont give Nike's Athletic Wear designers any ideas.
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 21:45 Comments || Top||

David Petraeus: "Impossible to overstate" significance of Soleimani strike
[CBS Face The Nation] Washington ‐ Former CIA Director David Petraeus said Sunday it's "impossible to overstate" the importance of the U.S. drone strike early Friday that killed Qassem Soleimani, Iran's top military commander, calling it "bigger" than the death of Osama bin Laden.

"It's impossible to overstate the significance of the attack that takes out Qassem Soleimani and the number two militia leader in Iraq as well, who also never dared to set foot in Iraq during the surge after we've missed him and he escaped," Petraeus said on "Face the Nation," referencing Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. "So this is bigger than bin Laden. It's bigger than Baghdadi.

U.S. special forces during a raid on his compound in Pakistan in 2011, and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the head of ISIS, died during a raid by U.S. commandos in October.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Past proclivities and jogging partners aside, still one of the sharpest officers to ever pull on a pair of boots.

Monsieur Rick, what kind of a man is Captain Renault?

Oh, he's just like any other man, only more so.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/06/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  I saw this interview on Face the Nation. Thought Petraeus did a good job on this interview. Margaret Brennan appeared frustrated with his responses (He must have been doing a fair job).
Posted by: JohnQC || 01/06/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Doesn't Maggie Brennan speak Farsi or Arabic? Not that it matters, but...just sayin'.
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/06/2020 17:47 Comments || Top||

Soleimani’s death leaves Iran’s strategy in tatters
[ArabNews] The killing of Quds Force Commander Qassim Soleimani and Iraqi paramilitary leader Abu-Mahdi al-Muhandis changes everything. With one fell blow Trump has taken out the two dominant figures exporting Iranian militancy across the region.

By killing Soleimani, the US has decapitated the principal agent of Tehran’s strategy for regional hegemony.
Although the furious regime in Tehran will seek a devastating riposte, this operation liquidates the man who for three decades criminal masterminded its regional terrorist strategy. The death of Soleimani ‐ lauded by Iranian leader Ali Khamenei
...the actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...
as his "living martyr of the revolution" and believed by many to be Khamenei’s likely successor ‐ leaves a gaping vacuum in Iran’s power to mobilize bandidos bully boyz across the region.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/06/2020 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6533 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  There was no 'strategy' to begin with, just a bunch of distributed efforts to thwart the US and Israel, actuating revolts and terrorist attacks on competitors. Soleimani was literally winging it as he went and the leadership assumed he had a plan. The mistake was conflating national interest with religious, communal dogma.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 01/06/2020 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Disagree, the strategy is to take Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and due to Western Left repugnant views they will take it.
Posted by: Spanky Whuter1088 || 01/06/2020 8:17 Comments || Top||

Language is important, and letting bad folds get away with defining language is a terrible idea.
The creeps in Iran constantly refer to us as the Big Satan and ISrael as the Small Satan, Trump should retaliate by calling Khameni the 'Pathetic Satan' or something like that, over and over again. Why should we accept the notion that we are Satans/ Two can play at that game.
Posted by: daniel || 01/06/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Soleimani acquired the nickname Wazir al-Mustawtanat (minister of colonies)

A pity that America's semiliterate, badly-educated fifth columnists (like Colin Shroomhead) don't read the Arab press, or know f-all about Arab and Islamic imperial history.

If they did, they'd see that we're the anti-imperialist power in the region. Islamic Iran = the neo-imperialist wannabe power.
Posted by: Lex || 01/06/2020 13:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Dron

(a) There was no 'strategy' to begin with
Sometimes tactics are strategy - see "Fabian strategy".

(b) And Iran's grand strategy is in shambles because USA just delivered a message "We can do Israeli style precision strikes - only with 100 times their resources and 1/1000 their vulnerability to 'World Opinion'.".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/06/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2020-01-06
  3 Americans Dead, 6 Aircraft Destroyed Or Damaged, Including A Rare Spy Plane, In #Kenya Attack
Sun 2020-01-05
  Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump's Head for Soleimani Hit
Sat 2020-01-04
  6 More Iran-Backed Leaders Zapped, incl. Shibl al-Zaidi, commander of Kataib Imam Ali
Fri 2020-01-03
  Lebanon Hizbullah: "It's war!"
Thu 2020-01-02
  Qassim Soleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds force, zapped in Iraq
Wed 2020-01-01
  Hashid Al Shaabi #PMF leader Abo Alaa Al Walae threatens to attack Embassies of #Saudi, #UAE, #Bahrain and others in #Baghdad.
Tue 2019-12-31
  Crowd storms US Embassy compound in Baghdad
Mon 2019-12-30
  Qais al-Khazali was a close associate of Qassem Suleimani - killed by USAF.
Sun 2019-12-29
  Iraq launches new military operation against ISIS 4 provinces
Sat 2019-12-28
  US civilian contractor killed and several US and Iraqi personnel wounded in Kirkuk rocket attack
Fri 2019-12-27
  Libya's Tripoli-based govt makes formal request for Turkish military support, Turkey gets ready to rock
Thu 2019-12-26
  Jihadists suffer heavy losses in failed attempt to retake strategic southeast Idlib town
Wed 2019-12-25
  Boko Haram abducts 17 fishermen in Cameroon’s Far North region
Tue 2019-12-24
  Merry Christmas - Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht, Peter Alexander
Mon 2019-12-23
  Islamic State just issued this statement that claims the Battle of revenge is on

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