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Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Mueller Hid Evidence Exonerating Don Jr. Over Infamous Trump Tower Meeting
[PJMedia] Despite the fact that the Mueller report proved there was no collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians during the 2016 campaign, Democrats were convinced that there was more evidence out there, perhaps in the tiny fraction of the report that was redacted for national security reasons, that proved Trump actually did collude with the Russians.

It turns out that the most interesting things about Mueller's investigation were not what was redacted from the report, but what wasn't included in the first place. According to investigative reporter John Solomon, Bob Mueller hid evidence exonerating Donald Trump Jr. over the infamous Trump Tower meeting, during which Democrats were convinced he had met with a Russian lawyer to discuss dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/03/2020 11:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

#1  FBI Form 302

But .... it's full of redactions! Shirley, that's where the Russian Collusion is hiding!

- Schiff, Clinton, etc.
Posted by: Bobby || 04/03/2020 12:57 Comments || Top||

#2  A prosecutor that does this, hides evidence that exonerates the person they are prosecuting should be arrested and serve the full penalty of the crime being prosecuted. If the crime is treason (working with a foreign government to undermine the US elections) then up against the wall.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/03/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||

#3  No, it should be a federal crime meriting public execution. They are supposed to be the legal and public arm of the law, so when they commit crimes, the penalty needs to be ten times worse. At this point, an FBI agent is less trustworthy than a reporter or used car salesman and are potentially all traitors.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 04/03/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||

#4  This is a crime. The problem is that it is a crime which is almost never prosecuted.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/03/2020 14:59 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
Ouch! Trump Sends Schumer Smack-Down Letter
[The Lid]
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/03/2020 09:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Schumer...what a turd. Keep it up dickhead and we'll see if America agrees with you come Nov.
Posted by: Warthog || 04/03/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#2  We can't spare this man.

He fights.
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/03/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Snark Truth of the Day, and Year
Erratic as he may be, the OrangeMan fights the Shitshow. Bless him.
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||

#4  "Find out what whiskey he drinks and send all of my generals a case"
- A. Lincoln, responding to outraged protests that Grant was a drunkard
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  I sort of laughed when the Orange Man indicated he was.... "sent by God" (paraphrasing). I no longer laugh.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  For us to repent and correct the error of our of our wicked Globalist Shitshow ways, it was necessary that God send His Orange Prophet to Washington.

Future chroniclers will credit the advent of OrangeMan, along with COVID, as the first step in the destruction of the temple that was this nation's insane attachment to ChiComs and to shitwage imported illegal helots.
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#7  "... His Orange Prophet to Washington"
Possibly the funniest bit I've read on Rantburg in years. That had me laughing out loud.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/03/2020 10:32 Comments || Top||

#8  "H.O.P."
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#9  That's gonna be a yuge collector's item there, Chuckie. I bet it'd fetch a hundred grand right now and who knows how much after November. You better frame it and take good care of it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/03/2020 11:30 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Snark O' The Day
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 11:34 Comments || Top||

#11  Entirely appropriate in view of all the hysteria being ginned up by Schumer, Pelosi, and the media.

We have to unwind all the stay-at-home and other orders--and probably sooner rather than later--but it is going to be more difficult to walk people back from the ledge if the Democrat leadership and the media keep pouring on the panic and hysteria without any context whatsoever.
Posted by: Tom || 04/03/2020 16:32 Comments || Top||


Economy
Nancy Pelosi's Husband Bought Up Slack, Microsoft, and Alphabet Securities in February
[Barrons]
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/03/2020 10:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's OK. The universe owes compensation to the poor bastard for being married to NP.
Posted by: Matt || 04/03/2020 10:56 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Hey, she was Miss Lube Rack! Full on bat soup crazy but look at those casabas!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/03/2020 11:33 Comments || Top||

#3  ^You're telling me we have to apply the Hot-Crazy Matrix here? Blehh.
Posted by: Matt || 04/03/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

#4 

You can draw your own conclusions but I think it's easy to guess what was on Kennedy's mind.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/03/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Congress exempts itself from the insider trading laws.
Posted by: Iblis || 04/03/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
With virus crisis raging, Pelosi and Schiff ramp up new Trump investigations
[Washington Examiner] The team is back in action. On Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the creation of the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis. The new panel will have the authority to investigate any aspect of the virus emergency and the Trump administration's handling of it.

Pelosi's announcement came a day after House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called for a 9/11-style independent commission to investigate "mistakes" in the virus response. Shortly after that, Schiff told the Washington Post that in Congress, House Democrats must investigate the Trump administration's handling of virus testing and the government's distribution of personal protective equipment for healthcare workers.

"We need to make sure there's no favoritism in terms of political allies, no discrimination against states or governors based on lack of presidential flattery," Schiff said, indicating the probe would be aimed squarely at President Trump.

Less than three months after sending to the Senate impeachment articles to remove the president from office and less than two months after the Senate trial ended in Trump's acquittal, the Pelosi-Schiff team is up and running again.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 03:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...Hell, they gotta do something - Biden is dead in the water, there's not going to be a triumphant coronation at the national convention (for that matter, Bernie hasn't given up yet) and if we pull out of this with fewer than 200K deaths, Trump will be a hero. They're prepared to say/do anything at this point.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 04/03/2020 4:33 Comments || Top||

#2  A dog returns to its vomit?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/03/2020 5:10 Comments || Top||

#3 
See comment #4 in this thread.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/03/2020 6:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Lord, please deliver us from these hateful, spiteful, incompetent nutjobs in the House.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/03/2020 6:44 Comments || Top||

#5  ..well, they do seem to congregate together a lot.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/03/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#6  I cannot wait to see Trump's tweets to Pelosi if we take back the House in November - this is breathtaking scumbaggery.
Posted by: Raj || 04/03/2020 6:54 Comments || Top||

#7  If we cannot be rid of them, they must certainly worthy of the award of Thomas Becket's three Cornish choughs Argent.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||

#8  Sailing a little close to the wind....
Posted by: Slavish Lumumba6243 || 04/03/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#9  They don’t know what to do that Trump and the various governors haven’t done so they will either around with another phony investigation into the virus by a bunch of Ozero holdovers and try to pin that massive incompetence on Trump
First question the Republican members of those committees should ask of witnesses is “who appointed you to your position?”
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/03/2020 9:12 Comments || Top||

#10  They should actually try to do good things so that in 2024 they'll have a chance. As is they are scorching the Earth and America won't forget.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/03/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#11  They should actually try to do good things so that in 2024 they'll have a chance. As is they are scorching the Earth and America won't forget.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/03/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#12  (sigh) I thought I could stop using the dread 'Shitshow' phrases - serious times, and we're all suffering now - but these people are determined to raise their Shitshow tentpoles yet again.

And again, and again.

Truly, they're deranged. These people have an obsessive-compulsive disorder that demands clinical treatment.
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 10:35 Comments || Top||

#13  They'll lose the house in November.

Until then, I'm certain there are lamposts in need of decorating.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/03/2020 11:04 Comments || Top||

#14  Grom's comment #2 is correct. We are living in a Gods of the Copybook Headings world.
Consider all the destruction occurring, economic and otherwise. Just think how bad it would be if the Green Nude Eel were implemented.
Posted by: Spot || 04/03/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#15 
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 04/03/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#16  "Cocaine Mitch" is the nominal Senate Majority Leader and supposed badass.

Why isn't he proposing investigations into Obama era malfeasance in our prep for these events?

Oh right, because it's all kayfabe to the GOP.
Posted by: charger || 04/03/2020 13:53 Comments || Top||


Democrats delay presidential convention until August
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The U.S. Democratic Party on Thursday postponed its presidential nominating convention by a month until August, citing the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
health crisis which has upended life in the country.

The delay is the latest sign the coronavirus pandemic is having a profound impact on the presidential race and will continue to do so for months to come.

Democrats will use the convention in Milwaukee to formally pick their nominee to challenge Republican President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
in the November election. It had previously been scheduled for July.

"In our current climate of uncertainty, we believe the smartest approach is to take additional time to monitor how this situation unfolds," said Joe Solmonese, chief executive of the Democratic National Convention Committee.
Posted by: Fred || 04/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If I were in their situation I'd want to delay it too.
Posted by: Cesare || 04/03/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Bold assumption, Joe will actually make it to August.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  They are just hoping that Biden AND Bernie are finished off by the virus and they can just pick a candidate without the interference of annoying voters.
Posted by: European Conservative || 04/03/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought they usually held it in August, during he same time period as....


SHARK WEEK.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 04/03/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#5  But...August?
That's going to interrupt STURGIS!
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/03/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Hot and muggy in Milwaukee around that time.

Lots of feral youth types hangin' out around downtown all hours of the day and night.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/03/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#7  With luck, maybe the Dem's plans for a convention will be put on hold forever. Then we can name Trump POTUS for life.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/03/2020 10:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Then we can name Trump POTUS for life.

To which he's likely to reply "F*ck you, I'm not your slave!".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/03/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#9  recent poll of Democrats in WI

about 65% did NOT want to have an in-person convention in Milwaukee
Posted by: lord garth || 04/03/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#10  The Dems only chance in November is to select a popular, likable person with no voting record.
Posted by: Airandee || 04/03/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Gosh, Airandee, isn't that what they did in 2008?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/03/2020 15:26 Comments || Top||

#12  As did the republicans in 2016; reluctantly.
Posted by: Airandee || 04/03/2020 19:12 Comments || Top||

#13  Lots of logistics to get in place. Infect Bernie and Biden, build up either Michelle or Hillary to come to the rescue. A couple of funerals to get televised in order to generate symphathy. Generating the story points to blame Trump.

Busy Busy Busy! No time for doing their job!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/03/2020 21:31 Comments || Top||


San Francisco Bans Reusable Grocery Bags, Returns to Plastic Bags
[AMGREATNESS] The notoriously far-left city of the Socialist paradise of San Francisco
...where God struck dead Anton LaVey, home of the Sydney Ducks, ruled by Vigilance Committee from 1859 through 1867, reliably and volubly Democrat since 1964...
has reversed its own ban on plastic bags in response to the spread of the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
, now prohibiting the use of reusable bags as a sanitary measure, according to Politico.

The push to ban plastic bags, which leftists have claimed, without evidence, are more likely to cause pollution, had been achieved in many liberal cities, from San Francisco to New York. However,
today is that tomorrow you were thinking about yesterday...
with the fear of spreading the contagious coronavirus, the same bags being used multiple times are more likely to help spread the disease than single-use plastic bags.

The move is the latest action taken by San Francisco and the Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, state government to combat the virus. The city of San Francisco issued a county-wide stay-at-home order in mid-March, with Governor Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) soon following suit with a statewide order. It is believed that these and other drastic "social distancing" measures have helped to halt the spread of the virus in the nation’s most populous state, which is not nearly as impacted by the disease as other heavily-populated states like New York and Washington state.
Posted by: Fred || 04/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No sh*t? They can learn?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/03/2020 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Only if the San Fran city council and mayor wear them over their heads.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/03/2020 3:44 Comments || Top||

#3  This s**t must be serious for the aholes to finally dump the social virtue theater for actual fundamentals of modern society (and hygiene).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 04/03/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#4  We're witnessing a political survival tool. The Amigo conga line has stopped. Their emphasis has now shifted to remaining residents.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Virtue signalling. The grocery chains around here have been banning the reusables for about a month now...on their own...without government mandate (although that'll surely come).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/03/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Maybe Pelosi and Schiff will put one of these plastic bags over their heads--of course to protect them from the COVID-19 virus. Duct tape around the neck will insure that it will stay in place.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/03/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#7  And when they return to paper, a renewable resource that actually decays in a landfill, sanity will have once again returned to that portion of the shopping experience. It was beyond stupid that we ever moved away from paper bags to begin with.
Posted by: Crusader || 04/03/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#8  Had to something about our 'Huge Deforestation Problem®' Crusader, so paper bags became 'icky'.

/snark
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/03/2020 13:45 Comments || Top||

#9  It's like we're relearning why disposables and plastics were ever used in the first place.

The degree to which all the Gaia-worship is revealed as a luxury product of wealth and security is also being revealed.

Will the critical mass of the populace take the lesson?

Probably not. Yet.
Posted by: charger || 04/03/2020 13:49 Comments || Top||

#10  Re #1: maybe, but very slow learners. UCSF showed in a study a few months after the ban was enacted (many years ago) that sick leave among garbage collectors had taken a sharp turn upwards.
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/03/2020 14:18 Comments || Top||

#11  The real question is do they return after the virus has faded...

bamboo grows like a freaking weed. We should be making bags out of Bamboo and then feeding it to Pandas when we're done.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/03/2020 16:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Next thing you know they will ask the public to go back to using toilets instead of sidewalks.
Posted by: Airandee || 04/03/2020 19:08 Comments || Top||

#13  Bamboos has high silica content, as such it'd jsrd on the machines that pulp and make paper.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 04/03/2020 23:54 Comments || Top||

#14  ... is hard...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 04/03/2020 23:55 Comments || Top||


Pelosi creates House coronavirus oversight committee
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
announced she was forming a special House panel to oversee the distribution of billions of federal dollars dedicated to the response to the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
outbreak.

Pelosi, a Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, Democrat, said Thursday the panel would "prevent waste, fraud, and abuse" and would be bipartisan. She appointed the House majority whip, South Carolina Democrat James Clyburn, to oversee the panel.

"The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to coronavirus and to assure that the taxpayers' dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief, and benefit our economy," Pelosi told news hounds.

Pelosi said the House Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, as she has named it, would examine billions of dollars in federal aid Congress has approved but also how "the private sector reacts to the funds they receive as well."

The most recent relief package, worth $2.2 trillion, enables Congress to appoint a panel to oversee $500 billion in federal loans to companies struggling to survive due to the economic slowdown caused by social distancing guidelines.

Pelosi told news hounds the panel would help ensure states and medical facilities were getting the resources they need.

Posted by: Fred || 04/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pelosi told news hounds the panel would help ensure states and medical facilities Kennedy Center and Planned Parenthood and the like were getting the resources they need.

FIFY real words must have been garbled by denture slip
Posted by: Warthog || 04/03/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#2  FIFY real words must have been garbled by denture slip Posted by Warthog

I use a small dab of Liquid Nails. Home Depot has it, if they're still open.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 10:00 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Biden calls to ease Iranian sanctions due to coronavirus outbreak
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...When the stock market crashed, Franklin Roosevelt got on the television and didn't just talk about the princes of greed. He said, 'Look, here's what happened.'...
called on President Trump to ease sanctions on 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...
as the country deals with one of the deadliest coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
outbreaks in the world.

"In the midst of this deadly pandemic that respects no borders, the United States should take steps to offer what relief we can to those nations hardest hit by this virus ‐ including Iran ‐ even as we prioritize the health of the American people," Biden said in a statement on Thursday.

Iran, which has a population of about 83.7 million people, has reported more than 50,000 coronavirus cases and 3,160 deaths resulting from coronavirus complications, according to Johns Hopkins University, one of the highest corpse counts in the world.

"To stop this pandemic effectively, every country on earth will need to work together," Biden added. "Artificially limiting the flow of international humanitarian assistance to pursue a political point will not only allow the Iranian government to deflect responsibility for its own botched response, it will increase the threat this virus poses to the American people, now and in the future."

Posted by: Fred || 04/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Lets help them make the Bomb?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/03/2020 3:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Pretty much G. The only amusing side is that dementia Joe is to far gone to realize he's committing treason. Honestly I feel sorry for him.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/03/2020 3:46 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 What's Pat Buchanan's excuse?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/03/2020 4:03 Comments || Top||

#4 
And it is with this comment that you ran off the rails again, Mr. McCoy. Having forgotten about rising above, you now receive the cut direct until further notice.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/03/2020 6:30 Comments || Top||

#5  Don't be a twat, Herb. Medical and humanitarian goods have no tariffs or restrictions. We and others have offered help and assistance to Iran before and been rebuffed
Posted by: Frank G || 04/03/2020 6:34 Comments || Top||

#6  They absolutely rejected medical supplies which we have already offered. They want, really demanded money. Evidently a C 5 doesn't hold as much cash as you might have imagined.
Posted by: Cesare || 04/03/2020 7:48 Comments || Top||

#7 
See comment #4 in this thread.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 04/03/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#8  Here ya go, Herb. Would you like more than one?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 04/03/2020 8:56 Comments || Top||

#9  Can we send Biden on a fact finding mission there? Maybe lick a shrine door or two?
Posted by: DarthVader || 04/03/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Not Bee? Damn. Thought this was a joke, or a typo
That's Plugz, Jake
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#11  Hunter need to pay off another ho and the Ukraine dough dried up?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/03/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#12  Ukraine and ChiCom dough dried up
Posted by: Lex || 04/03/2020 10:51 Comments || Top||

#13  Every penny they don't have to spend on medical supplies will be spent on terrorism and nuclear weapons development. Fuck 'em.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 04/03/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#14  /\ A valid assumption.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/03/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#15  /\ Money is fully fungible, like Abu Uluque said. It also is easy to divert to offshore numbered accounts...
Posted by: magpie || 04/03/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||



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  Iran’s Speaker Reportedly Diagnosed with Coronavirus
Thu 2020-04-02
  Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Wed 2020-04-01
  Trump says Iran planning 'sneak attack' on US troops in Iraq
Tue 2020-03-31
  Iran gas pipeline to Iraq blows up
Mon 2020-03-30
  Turkish military attacks Syrian Army, YPG
in northern Aleppo
Sun 2020-03-29
  Khamenei family fears he might have Coronavirus
Sat 2020-03-28
  LNA scores big advance around Tripoli
Turkish-backed forces suffer tremendous losses
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire
Mon 2020-03-23
  27 Taliban militants killed, 19 others wounded in Kunduz
Sun 2020-03-22
  Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
Sat 2020-03-21
  TSA halts all NY airport departures do to infected people showing up at each one.
Fri 2020-03-20
  Militant attack kills about 30 Malian soldiers -army

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