Hi there, !
Today Wed 06/16/2021 Tue 06/15/2021 Mon 06/14/2021 Sun 06/13/2021 Sat 06/12/2021 Fri 06/11/2021 Thu 06/10/2021 Archives
Rantburg
490043 articles and 1729677 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 62 articles and 139 comments as of 22:36.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Non-WoT        Politix    Posting Order
ABC reporter, 45, who broke story of secret tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch dies in 'apparent suicide'
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 4: Opinion
4 17:31 Matt [118] 
2 17:31 trailing wife [85] 
0 [41] 
1 05:24 g(r)omgoru [134] 
8 12:31 trailing wife [194] 
5 11:45 Otto Dribble5688 [184] 
1 09:58 Gerthudion Whomoper3485 [72] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
5 20:04 Mercutio [165]
0 [119]
3 18:53 KBK [148]
0 [84]
0 [47]
1 09:43 ed in texas [97]
0 [63]
0 [55]
1 05:31 Dron66046 [64]
0 [89]
2 11:36 Skidmark [114]
0 [110]
0 [112]
0 [192]
0 [119]
2 16:44 Chris [162]
Page 2: WoT Background
2 13:40 CrazyFool [118]
0 [61]
0 [47]
0 [37]
1 00:16 Lord Garth [66]
0 [35]
0 [37]
0 [64]
0 [63]
0 [75]
4 19:15 Skunky Speaking for Boskone9981 [159]
Page 3: Non-WoT
3 19:44 magpie [98]
5 22:34 Jeremiah de Medici9220 [122]
6 20:12 Woodrow [145]
4 19:18 Jeremiah de Medici9220 [144]
0 [49]
6 14:25 Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 [198]
2 14:30 Sluse Grealet9429 [191]
6 11:30 Skidmark [153]
5 19:02 KBK [217]
1 11:33 Skidmark [386]
Page 6: Politix
6 17:57 CrazyFool [131]
3 20:09 CrankyOldYankee [124]
0 [49]
3 19:09 KBK [119]
0 [55]
9 20:21 Woodrow [419]
3 08:05 irish rage boy [131]
3 10:39 Skidmark [142]
0 [60]
1 10:36 Skidmark [74]
0 [56]
4 19:25 Lonzo Hapsburg5562 [166]
0 [68]
7 19:09 Rex Mundi [202]
7 16:19 Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 [271]
4 19:11 KBK [122]
3 06:43 trailing wife [87]
0 [125]
-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
UK faces 100,000 cases EVERY DAY by July as Indian Covid variant drives up infections by more than a third over last week to 7,738 and Boris Johnson is warned by ministers lockdown rules will remain until next spring
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The PM all-but confirmed Freedom Day would be pushed back from June 20 to July 19 on Saturday

  • Cases continued to rise by more than a third over last week to 7,738 - second-highest daily figure since Feb.

  • Independent SAGE's Anthony Costello, of University College London, said the true daily infection figure was likely more than double the 8,000 recorded in tests

  • He said: 'In a month you'll be up to 100,000 new cases a day. If the Government takes a gamble and lets rip like Tory backbenchers want, the NHS will be overloaded. Let's wait. Let's stay as we are'

  • Tory ministers have warned Mr Johnson that a delay will leave a 'very short window to open up,' with further push-backs leading to a full reopening only next spring - after winter pressures on the NHS cease
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2021 09:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Current daily infections are well below 10k and fatalities per day are fewer than 10.

About 60% of population is fully vaccinated (another 15% or so have had one dose) and probably another 10% are immune from having had a non symptom or minimal symptom infection.

Remember the Neil Ferguson (Imperial College of London) estimate that the UK would have 2M fatalities (official total covid deaths to date are about 130k). This guy is still employed by the College and probably still getting awards.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 06/13/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Nice it's become a politican football in the UK, too.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/13/2021 13:10 Comments || Top||

#3  why continue the lockdown for another year when evidently your over year long lockdown has not worked?
Posted by: Chris || 06/13/2021 16:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Chris, that's a fine question.

I think part of the answer is that our ruling elite is too stupid to imagine a solution other than what they've always done. You can see that here: The Democrat solution to any problem in 1965 was to tax more and spend more. The Democrat solution to any problem in 2021 is the same.

Another part of the answer is that the people making the decisions don't have skin in the game. In the UK a shutdown crushes small businesses, but the government officials who imposed the shutdown never miss a paycheck. So, instead of another UK lockdown, how about Parliament passes a law that no senior member of Her Majesty's Government gets paid a farthing until they solve the bloody problem? I bet you'd see some innovative solutions pretty quickly.
Posted by: Matt || 06/13/2021 17:31 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
'Arm up and get ready': Lara Trump says those on the border should prepare to take matters into their own hands while VP Harris is busy 'laughing off the crisis'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Lara Trump appeared on Fox News on Saturday night and suggested residents living along the southern border should 'arm up and get guns'

  • Former president Trump's daughter-in-law accused Vice President Kamala Harris of 'laughing off the crisis at the border'

  • Trump then suggested agents working for Border Patrol and ICE were 'being made a mockery of' with so many illegal immigrants crossing the border

  • In a message to those at the border she said: 'I don't know what you tell... I guess arm up and get ready. Maybe they will have to take matters into their own hands'

  • Data released on Thursday night says illegal crossings have risen 674% in a year, with 180 apprehensions in May, in levels not seen since 2006
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2021 09:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Suggested by one who need not worry of the personal consequences of defending oneself in today's oligarchy.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/13/2021 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Good-ish news from American Rifleman from a week ago. Saturation may be approaching. Key paragraphs::

Gun Sales Decrease, Ammunition Reappearing In Stores

Firearm sales in May, at least those reflected in the number of FBI NICS checks performed for a transfer, came in at roughly 1.4 million, according to an estimated from Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF). The figure represents a 0.3 million drop in purchases when compared to the same month in 2020.

The news doesn’t necessarily ease the concerns of longtime enthusiasts who are still struggling to find ammunition on the shelves or particular guns in FFL inventories. Demand for guns, ammo and gear is still at a scalding pace. “The May 2021 number of about 1.4 million firearms is the second monthly decline recorded in the first five months of 2021,” noted SAAF Chief Economist Jurgen Brauer. “Nonetheless, the overall firearms sales pace thus far this year clocks in at nearly 9.2 million units compared to 8.7 million units for January to May 2020.”

Some of the most popular cartridges are remaining in stock for short periods at other outlets, however. The purchasing manager at ammo retailer Wideners.com told AmericanRifleman.org last week that, “From what we’ve seen, manufacturers are able to deliver products within reasonable timelines. However, once we list the products online for sale, they are gone from our inventory very quickly. In recent weeks, we’ve been able to keep popular calibers like 9 mm, .223 Rem., and .45 ACP in stock for longer periods of time."
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/13/2021 17:31 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Sissi eyes Gaza rebuilding to enhance Egypt’s regional clout
[israelTimes] Egyptian leader seeks to capitalize on the international praise he garnered for helping broker last month’s ceasefire between Israel, Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,.

Egypt is banking on a $500-million 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...
reconstruction project to shore up its influence in the Middle East, capitalizing on clout it garnered by brokering a ceasefire between Israel and the Hamas.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


For an Egyptian teenager like me in 1967, an Israeli victory was inconceivable
[IsraelTimes] In an excerpt from his [unpublished]​ memoir, a professor of Arabic literature describes the horror at learning his country had lost the Six Day War and the shockwaves that followed the defeat.

Egypt’s disastrous defeat in the 1967 war with Israel was the shock of my generation. I was fifteen at the time and the war broke out during our school exams. I was living in Alexandria with my parents, my sister and my older brother, his wife and their children. The family, with the exception of my brother and myself, decided to move for the duration of the war to Biyala, our village in the Nile Delta.

The country was gripped with war hysteria. Ahmed Said of Cairo Radio’s "Voice of the Arabs" hurled threats of annihilation at the enemy. "Bushra ya ’arab, (Good news O Arabs!)," he would shout, "the day has come; let us erase Israel from the map!"
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

#1  do anything possible to help remove the shame of our defeat and restore the pride of our people

Third time ice cream
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/13/2021 4:12 Comments || Top||

#2  the day has come; let us erase Israel from the map

They haven't given up, because...

'Some motherfcukers are always trying to ice skate uphill'. - Blade (1998)
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/13/2021 5:03 Comments || Top||

#3  The defeat was a personal humiliation for every Egyptian. How did we manage to live with such shame?
Abdel "Al-Otter" Nasser: "You fucked up. You trusted us"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/13/2021 8:22 Comments || Top||

#4  It was worse than war and death; They got their feelings hurt.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/13/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Many others were not so naive. The first air raid sirens went off in Cairo at approximately 9:10AM. It could be said that by then the war was over. People in Cairo knew that the military airports at Cairo, Helwan, Alexandria, Mersa Matruh had already been bombed and by day's close it was obvious that the Egyptian air force had been destroyed on the ground. In essence, and in fact, the war was over.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 06/13/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#6  That's gotta be embarrassing, getting your arse kicked by a bunch of Untermenschen.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/13/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#7  By 1966 the Egyptian army, some 55,000 strong, was getting its arse kicked in Yemen. The Arab Socialist Union did everything in its power to disguise the ineptitude of the Egyptian military. However, the wise-guys knew (as did the Israelis) that Nasser's Napoleion, Field Marshall Amr, was a drug addict and an inept field leader.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 06/13/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#8  Mr. Wife nearly got arrested in Cairo in 1986 for pointing his camera at a soldier standing guard at a checkpoint in the street, both weapon and sandals picturesquely held together by duct tape.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/13/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||


Egypt: Seven years under Sisi
[AlAhram] President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi faced huge economic, security, and political challenges when he came to office seven years ago. al-Ahram Weekly examines his success in tackling them

When Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi was sworn in as president of Egypt on 8 June 2014 he pledged that he would work to improve the standard of living for Egyptians and restore stability after three years of political turmoil and security lapses.

President al-Sissi came to office after a tumultuous year following the overthrow of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi amid mass protests to his rule. In his first two years in office he had to face terrorist organizations which threatened to undermine the country’s internal security, and at the same time put the country on sound economic tracks after two years of chaos and turbulence.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Thank God that Hillary Clinton and her posse failed to implement a lasting Muslim Brotherhood government in Egypt. And thankfully, the Ikhwan's Mohammed Morsi is now shunted to the dustbin of history.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 06/13/2021 9:58 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Why did Putin speak harshly to the United States?
Direct Translation of the article. Edited
by Alexander Khaldei

[Regnum] Russian analysts, impressed by the new intonations with which Vladimir Putin spoke about the "red lines" for the West in Ukraine, note the harsh notes first sounded by the usually gentle and diplomatic Russian president.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: badanov || 06/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [184 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the defeat of the United States in Ukraine will cause a giant tectonic wave around the world.

I don't think so. Bad policy leading to pull outs and routs have become a pattern. Today, the criteria for leadership has become how well someone can sell failure to the rubes.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/13/2021 3:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Because the current management is hard on the uptake?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/13/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||

#3  You have to speak loud and clear to make sure the guy behind the curtain understands what you said.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/13/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Because he could.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/13/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Blinken, who bluntly said on the eve of the summit of the two presidents that the United States welcomes Ukraine's membership in NATO and will do everything possible to contribute to this

WTF?

What is America's interest in Ukraine?
Why on earth are we provoking Russia so pointlessly over this shithole?

Oh, now I remember. Hunter's and his dad's grift.

What a disgrace. Impeach this asshole. This is treasonous
Posted by: Otto Dribble5688 || 06/13/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
In stunning, revelatory interview, ex-Mossad chief warns Iran, defends Netanyahu
Details on each of the topics can be read at the link.
[IsraelTimes] Days after stepping down, Yossi Cohen gives specific details of Mossad actions against Tehran nuke program, his role in UAE deal, his Gazoo error, and his prime ministerial hopes.

Yossi Cohen, who retired as head of the Mossad last week, provided highly specific details of recent Mossad activity against Iran, his interactions with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his role in Israel’s normalization with the UAE, and his own undercover career in an extraordinary interview on Israeli television broadcast on Thursday night.

Cohen intimated that his agency blew up Iran’s underground centrifuge facility at Natanz, gave a precise description of the 2018 operation in which the Mossad stole Iran’s nuclear archive from safes in a Tehran warehouse, confirmed that Iran’s assassinated top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh had been in Mossad’s sights for years, and said the regime needs to understand that Israel means what it says when it vows to prevent Iran
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/13/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under:




Who's in the News
37[untagged]
4Moslem Colonists
4Islamic State
3Sublime Porte
2Govt of Iraq
2Antifa/BLM
1al-Qaeda in North Africa
1Human Trafficking
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Hezbollah
1Govt of Iran
1[untagged]
1Ottoman Proxies
1Hamas
1Arab Spring
1Taliban

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


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.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2021-06-13
  ABC reporter, 45, who broke story of secret tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch dies in 'apparent suicide'
Sat 2021-06-12
  ISIS member Abu Mohammed Al-Muhajir carried out suicide attack in Sebha, Libya.
Fri 2021-06-11
  Chinese miners kidnapped in Niger
Thu 2021-06-10
  France suspends aid, military support for Central African Republic
Wed 2021-06-09
  Hundreds arrested in 'staggering' global crime sting
Tue 2021-06-08
  Four suspects tried in Paris over 2017 jihadist murder of cop
Mon 2021-06-07
   More than two dozen Antifa rioters charged for Portland mayhem
Sun 2021-06-06
  Flight From LAX Diverted After Flight Crew, Passengers Take Down Loon Allegedly Attempting To Break Into Cockpit
Sat 2021-06-05
  Al-Qassam Brigades signing up new members during open recruitment in the northern Gaza Strip
Fri 2021-06-04
  Niger State Govt Confirms 136 Pupils Kidnapped From Islamic School
Thu 2021-06-03
  9 Killed in Protests against Kurdish Administration in Aleppo Countryside
Wed 2021-06-02
  Iran Rearming Hamas with ‘Thousands of New Rockets'
Tue 2021-06-01
  At least 39 dead in two attacks in eastern DR Congo
Mon 2021-05-31
  ISIS suffers blow in Somalia's Puntland as forces kill Pakistani Jihadist
Sun 2021-05-30
  Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah coordinated Gaza fighting in joint ops room

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
18.232.59.38
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (16)    WoT Background (11)    Non-WoT (10)    (0)    Politix (18)