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Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
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Good morning
Not All Philly Students Have Computers
So School District Cancels Remote Learning
Sunday March 22nd, 2020

ruth_selwyn_1800
Big IRGC turban Hossein Asadollahi dead of ‘chemical injuries’ from the war with Iraq in the 1980s
Or it coulda been Chinese Plague
Iranian President calls on US to end crippling sanctions during coronavirus outbreak
He's been doing that every day for at least the past week
Syria to stop all flights to and from country
Hermit kingdomry a must in the age of the Great Coronaplague
Tens of thousands of Iraqi Shias stream to mausoleum of Imam al-Kadhim in Baghdad, defying curfews
Moslems take pride in being beholden to no one but Allah
5,000 Terrorists Detained In One of The Toughest Prisons Worldwide
That'd be the ISIS beauzeaux stored away in al-Hasakah. Why hasn't the Wuhan Plague struck there yet?
GNA's Bashaga tried to embezzle one billion dinars under the pretext of supporting the "volcano operations " through fake contracts
GNA's interior minister thinks big. That's about 700 million U.S. bucks, 17 billion Mexican pesos and some change
Criminals Posing as CDC Visit Homes
in Lab Coats and Masks to Attempt Robbery

Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 12:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "See, Doc," said a lass of Seattle,
"It's makin' my boyfriend skedaddle.
He sez, 'Though I love 'em,
They smells when I rub 'em,
And when we get dancin', they rattle!'
And he sez they're all kinda funny colors, like. So, can ya help me?"
"Frankly, I'd take them off immediately... but you say they're your granny's? That certainly complicates things..."
Posted by: Flaper Dingle3777 || 03/22/2020 17:19 Comments || Top||

#2  "Just look at the way that they dangle!
Last night, one got caught in the mangle...
It broke the machine!
My patootie turned green,
And we two had a terrible wrangle."
Posted by: Flaper Dingle3777 || 03/22/2020 20:49 Comments || Top||

#3  "It seems there's a lot to untangle
Regarding this troubled triangle,
This resonant ring,
So I think... here's the thing...
See a shrink for your Bakelite bangles!"
Posted by: Flaper Dingle3777 || 03/22/2020 20:51 Comments || Top||

#4  You're on a roll, Zenobia F.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/22/2020 23:39 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Over 40 ANDSF Killed in Past 2 Days: Local Officials
[ToloNews] Over 40 ANDSF members were killed and dozens more maimed as a result of recent attacks by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in Zabul, Kapisa and Baghlan provinces in the past two days, according to local officials.

According to Kapisa police headquarters, four members of the local police and public uprising forces were killed in a Taliban attack in Nijrab district on Friday evening.

But MPs from Kapisa have said that ten local police personnel were killed in the attack.

Kapisa politicians also said that Ilyas, a former mujahideen leader, was killed in the attack by the Taliban in Nejrab. But the government has rejected these figures.

"Neither the crisis response unit nor anyone else came to our aid," said Sayed Mohammad, a member of the local police in Kapisa.

"Our youth are being killed, but no organ is there to rescue them to treat their wounds," said Mohammad Qaseem, a relative of one of the victims in Kapisa.

"It was dark at night and there was heavy rain, but the security forces arrived to the scene very soon, three Taliban fighters were killed in the battle, four members of the local police force were martyred and one other was maimed," said Shaqayeq Shoresh, a front man for Kapisa police.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck slipped the habañero into the roasted jalapeño...
local officials in the northern province of Baghlan said that at least two local police were killed by the Taliban on Friday night after the turbans attacked their checkpoint.

This comes a day after at least 17 members of the Afghan army and the Afghan police were killed in an assault on a checkpoint that involved coppers on the inside working with the attackers, according to the Ministry of Defense (Local officials claimed 20-25 were killed).

"Those officers who remained alive fought bravely till the morning. Unfortunately, no reinforcements were sent to them, neither by the army, police nor Zabul leadership," said Mohammad Omari, member of the Zabul provincial council.

"The Taliban have suffered casualties in Kunduz, Baghlan, Faryab, Jawzjan and Balkh provinces," said Fawad Aman, deputy front man to the Ministry of Defense.

Afghan government leaders and the US embassy in Kabul and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
's representative in Afghanistan condemned the attack.

"We strongly condemn Friday’s attack in Zabul & offer our condolences to the brave ANDSF and their families. Afghan cops honor Afghanistan by their dedication and service. In the midst of a global pandemic and on Nowruz, attacks like these are obscene. Time for peace is now," the US embassy in Kabul tweeted.

"I condemn the savage Taliban attack on the Afghan cops in Zabul. What kind of people can order and do this to fellow Afghans on the day of Nowruz, in the midst of a global pandemic and after professing commitment to peace? Shameful," tweeted Nicolas Kay, NATO Senior Civilian Representative to Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


4 Security Force Members Killed in Kapisa
[ToloNews] Four members of local police and public uprising forces were killed in a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attack in Nijrab district, Kapisa province, on Friday evening, the provincial police front man Shayiq Shorish said.

Other sources said seven members of local police and public uprising forces were killed in the attack.

The incident took place in Afghania village in Nijrab district, Shorish said.

The area has been embattled for the past 10 years. It was cleared of the Taliban last year and this is the first battle in the district after the US-Taliban deal and the weeklong reduction in violence back in February.

Shorish said three Talibs were killed in the attack.

The Taliban has not commented on the attack.

This comes a day after the Taliban attacked an outpost in Zabul province in the south of Afghanistan with the help of infiltrators, killing at least 17 members of the Afghan army and Afghan police.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


12 killed in Balkh clash
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Afghan cops killed 12 Talibs including two key commandes of the group by retaliating to an attack in northern Balkh province, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces responded to a coordinated Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack on security posts in Dawlatabad district of Balkh.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 12 Talibs including Hamidullah alias Sadid, the shadow deputy district chief of Taliban for Dawlatabad.

The security forces also killed Qari Ghani, one of the key commanders of Taliban who was in charge a group of 12 Death Eaters, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.

The 209th Shaheen Corps also added that clash continued for several hours during which another Taliban commander, Mawlavi Noor Mohammad, sustained injuries together with 4 other Talibs.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the clash so far.
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Abdullah reacts to deadly Taliban attack in Zabul, calling it 'An Unforgivable Crime'
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan forces kill, wound 19 Taliban militants in Faryab and Badakhshan provinces
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
19 dead Syrian mercenaries of the #GNA in Ain Zara, Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Caribbean-Latin America
Mexican security forces raid Los Piñas cartel's Monterrico Ranch
where rivals were 'tortured and FED to gators and lions' - as agents also seize five deer, an ostrich, a peacock and two pigs
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • The Mexican military raided a secret ranch where a cartel's rivals have reportedly been tortured and fed to wild animals in the past
  • charming
  • The ranch is located in a remote rural town 130 miles from the port of the Mexican Gulf state of Veracruz

  • Officials discovered two lions, alligators, pigs, deers, an ostrich and a peacock on the property

  • The property is registered to Jacinto and Alberto Rodríguez, siblings who command Los Piñas Cartel
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Caramba. Please don't show that 'feed a pig' monologue from Lock Stock and Two Smokin' Barrels
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  ...ok, from Snatch.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/22/2020 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  E I E I O
Posted by: Chaving Ulavise4972 || 03/22/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Keep the border closed and let them fight it out.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/22/2020 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh right - wrong flick.
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#6  How to tell a cartel is losing power and cash: they get raided by the Mexican government.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 03/22/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#7  Rob has it exactly right. Even 20 years ago we saw that trend but the animal show was a lot less colorful, just the Zetas
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/22/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||


Europe
Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens, Arrest Turkish Terrorists
[Breitbart] Police in Greece arrested members of a Turkish terrorist organisation after a tunnel containing a cache of military-grade weapons was discovered under Athens.

Eleven members of the Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party (DHKP-C), a Marxist-Leninist organisation, were arrested in an operation conducted by the Greek Anti-Terrorism Service and National Intelligence Service. The eleven men are all Turkish citizens, although some are believed to be of Kurdish descent.

In the raids carried out on properties in the Sepolia and Exarchia districts of Athens, police discovered a 47-metre (154-foot) tunnel that contained an arsenal of weapons including an anti-tank rocket launcher, grenade launchers, AK-47 rifles, and pistols, according to the Greek newspaper Kathimerini.

The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party (DHKP-C) if a far-left revolutionary communist organisation that is classified as a terrorist organisation by the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the Turkish government.
Posted by: Frank G || 03/22/2020 12:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [286 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Always bad blood between Turks and Greece. Turks have always been bad neighbors.
Posted by: Dale || 03/22/2020 21:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Trojan, er, Grecian Horse?
Posted by: Lex || 03/22/2020 21:50 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi military kills scores of ISIS terrorists in new operation
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iraqi Armed Forces carried out a new operation in northern Iraq this week that targeted the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
’s (ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) hideouts in the Hamrin Mountains.

According to the official media wing of the Iraqi security forces, their troops managed to kill dozens of Islamic State terrorists, while also destroying a number of tunnels and hideouts.

The Iraqi security forces said the operation was carried out in cooperation with the Iraqi Air Force, who conducted several strikes on the Islamic State’s positions in the Hamrin Mountains.

In their statement, the Iraqi security forces confirmed the successful operations in the Kanoukh area and Talat al-Hamrin, pointing out that as many as 25 bad boyz were potted, while also destroying nine tunnels and a training camp.

Despite the Islamic State’s defeat on the battlefield, the terrorist group has maintained several sleeper cells across the country.

ISIS has relied on these sleeper cells to carry out sporadic terrorist attacks against both the civilian population and military.

Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Hamrin Mts. are WSW of Kirkuk and east of the Euphrates. This region should have been cleared long ago.
Posted by: b || 03/22/2020 10:08 Comments || Top||

#2  This region should have been cleared long ago.

Isn’t that territory that used to be patrolled by the Peshmerga, who were driven out by the Iraqi army last year? But the Iraqi army plus Shiite paramilitaries are not nearly as capable as the Kurd units, so the situation has festered.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/22/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces take over US base at al-Qaim
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Big IRGC turban Hossein Asadollahi dead of ‘chemical injuries’ from the war with Iraq in the 1980s
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Could have lung damage from the 80's gas that corona Chinese virus took advantage of
Posted by: Frank G || 03/22/2020 4:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Shrine licking, again?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 5:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Let's not quibble, room temperature will suffice.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/22/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#4  taking the opportunity to purge?
Posted by: Chris || 03/22/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 taking the opportunity to purge?
Posted by: Chris 2020-03-22 12:44


هرگز نگذارید که یک بحران به هدر رود
(Never let a crisis go to waste)

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 03/22/2020 13:50 Comments || Top||


Large number of Syrian Army reinforcements arrive in Idlib as offensive approaches
[ALMASDARNEWS] A large number of reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and National Defense Forces have arrived in the Idlib Governorate over the last 72 hours.

According to a source from the Syrian military, the army sent several units of reinforcements from the Hama and Latakia governorates to the Idlib front, where they will await orders to resume their Jabal al-Zawiya and Ariha offensives.

A source earlier in the week told al-Masdar that the Syrian Army is preparing to kickoff a new attack that will concentrate on the Jisr al-Shughour front.

The source specified the Syrian Army will be pushing north from the Jabal al-Zawiya region towards the Jisr al-Shughour District in the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate.
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Turkish military clears strategic highway after militants block road
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military cleared the strategic M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway) this week after the turbans blocked the roadway to prevent the Russian-Ottoman Turkish patrols.

Last Sunday, as many as 60 protesters blocked the M-4 Highway after the Ottoman Turkish and Russian armed forces attempted to conduct their first joint patrol.

The following day, the murderous Moslem forces blocked the highway with earth mounds, which forced the Ottoman Turkish and Russian armed forces to temporarily suspend their patrols.

On Thursday,the Ottoman Turkish military removed these mounds (video below) in order to resume their patrols with their Russian partners.
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Video showing Russian UAVs painting targets for Krasnopol 152mm laser-guided artillery rounds in Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Normal life still goes on, despite coronavirus.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/22/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||


Militants destroy Turkish military post along M-4 Highway in Idlib
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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Two weeks of WOT
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
Thu 2020-03-19
  Migrants at Refugee Camp in Germany Riot,
Display ISIS Flags After They’re Put Under Coronavirus Quarantine
Wed 2020-03-18
  Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance
Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
Fri 2020-03-13
  Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt
Thu 2020-03-12
  4 Iranian proxy forces HQ hit in airstrikes along Iraq-Syria border
Wed 2020-03-11
  Rocket attack in Iraq kills two Americans and a British citizen
Tue 2020-03-10
  US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases
Mon 2020-03-09
  Turks Use Drones in Tear Gas Attacks on Greek Border Guards
Sun 2020-03-08
  Leb defaults
Sat 2020-03-07
  Saudis reportedly detain three royal princes over ‘coup plot’

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