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Florida man crashes into Catholic Church,
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Good morning
Why can’t we paint “Make America Great
Again” on the street in front of DeBlasio’s house?
Monday July 13th, 2020

More Than 150 Minneapolis Police Officers File PTSD Claims, Prepare To Leave The Force
Women, children among 14 killed, wounded as Taliban IED hits civilian vehicle in Ghazni
Iraq’s Hezbolah says they’re starting a comprehensive war against USA military on Iraqi soil.
Saraya Thawret al-Eshrin c laim the attack on a convoy of 4 trucks carrying logistic support to the US forces in Diwanyha
Red Cross: 20% of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean in June lost their lives
Portland city councilwoman demands that federal police leave Portland.
Victim's family calls for unity after arrest
of 2 people in beating of 80-year-old man in Lancaster

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She looks shy, demure, but could possibly get naughty
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Those look like "sly, maybe I'll try" eyes to me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

#3  She knows what you're thinking.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 12:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Buenos dias Lois...if you ain't dead.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#5  If you are dead, please don't vote Democrat.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#6  The shy, demure type that could have you roasting over an open fire in a heartbeat...while you love every minute.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/13/2020 13:02 Comments || Top||

#7  According to Wikipedia, she was a one-man woman. And died in 1990 at the age of 81. Apparently she was the inspiration for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s character Rosemary Hoyt in Tender is the Night.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 15:09 Comments || Top||

#8  Demure little Lois Moran,
An Ahab at getting her man:
"Though Chip thinks we're sailing,
I'm shipping out whaling,
If all goes according to plan."

Before reading comments, so help me. Hope you're okay out there, Ahab.
Posted by: Jumbo Darling of the Poles1750 || 07/13/2020 18:25 Comments || Top||

#9  I'd go there but I'd hate myself in the morning.
Posted by: jpal || 07/13/2020 19:25 Comments || Top||

4 Security Force Members Killed in Baghlan Clashes
[ToloNews] At least four security forces members were killed and 10 others were maimed in northern Baghlan province on Saturday, security sources said on Sunday.

The festivities took place in the Cheshmaye Shir and Bagh-e-Shamal areas on the Baghlan — Samangan highway after the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attacked the security forces, said sources.

"The highway was closed to traffic for several hours and four Afghan forces humvees were also damaged in the fighting," sources added.

Local security officials did not provide details on the casualties of the security forces in the festivities.

Nabiullah Nabi, a military commander in Baghlan, said that the Taliban have also suffered of casualties in the festivities but there is no exact report yet.

The Taliban has not yet commented on the festivities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 09:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Women, children among 14 killed, wounded as Taliban IED hits civilian vehicle in Ghazni
[KhaamaPress] An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
destroyed a civilian vehicle in South-eastern Ghazni province, killing or wounding at least 14 civilians.

According to local government officials, the earth-shattering kaboom killed at least 6 civilians and maimed at least 8 others including women and kiddies.

Wahidullah Jumazada, provincial governor’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident and said a roadside kaboom planted by Taliban destroyed a civilian mini-van in Jaghatoo district.

Jumazada further added that that the earth-shattering kaboom killed six civilians including women and kiddies and maimed at least 8 others.

He also added that the local authorities shifted the maimed civilians to the nearby hospital where they receiving medical care.

No individual or group including Taliban has so far grabbed credit for the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 09:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

10 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Ghazni province: Thunder Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces killed at least 8 Talibs and maimed two others during separate incidents in South-eastern Ghazni province.

The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said a group of Talibs attacked the security posts in Mangoor Bazar area located in the outskirts of Ghazni city.

The statement further added that the security forces killed 5 Talibs and maimed 2 others during the clash.

The security forces also destroyed a vehicle and 5 cycle of violences during the clash, the 203rd Thunder Corps added in its statement.

...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
the 203rd Thunder Corps added that the Talibs attacked the security forces in Khalo Khel area of Qarabagh district which resulted into a clash between the two sides.

The security forces killed 3 Talibs during the clash and destroyed 15 sacks of explosives, 25 rounds of 82mm rockets, 24 boxes of PKM machine gun munitions and some other military kits, the 203rd Thunder Corps said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 09:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Libya's NOC: UAE has instructed Haftar to maintain blockade on oil exports
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Red Cross: 20% of #migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean in June lost their lives
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  In the Boy Scouts, we learned never to get in an overloaded boat and always wear a life jacket.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2020 0:10 Comments || Top||

#2  with the use of small subs we could get that number up quite a bit.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 0:17 Comments || Top||

#3  20% of invaders.

Not sorry.
Posted by: charger || 07/13/2020 0:45 Comments || Top||

#4  This means that 80% got through.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 1:43 Comments || Top||

#5  80% of invaders made it to the assault areas.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 6:00 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Exactly
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/13/2020 9:43 Comments || Top||

#7  These numbers should be widely publicized in Africa. You can look at the downside which is that 80 percent of them made it. But in Africa it should be emphasized that you have a 20 percent chance of dying if you make this journey.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Damn shame. Europe should invest in more coastal defenses.
Posted by: Vernal Hatrick || 07/13/2020 13:15 Comments || Top||

#9  you have a 20 percent chance of dying

OTOH, it's a worse rate than the 'rona.

OTOH, where they are trying to leave from doesn't pay welfare like Eurine land does.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 13:42 Comments || Top||

#10  20% reached the nirvana they were seeking.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2020 14:35 Comments || Top||

#11  Yes, but of the less than 80% who survived (20% is the count of bodies found, not of people lost), how many were returned to Libya rather than transported to Europe? The article does not say.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 15:34 Comments || Top||

Massive campaign of arrests in #Hun targeting protesters
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Turkey demands Libyan Army withdraw from Sirte and Al-Jafra
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry said that the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) does not accept a ceasefire in the country, unless the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all. Actually, he is, but slowly...
, withdraws from Sirte and al-Jafra, and returns to the Skhirat agreement.Ottoman Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said, in an interview with the British newspaper, the Financial Times, that no ceasefire deal will be accepted until the LNA fully withdraws from Sirte and al-Jafra.

He said in the interview that the GNA is determined to continue its operations (against Haftar’s forces) unless Haftar withdraws from the coastal city of Sirte, and the al-Jafra region, which hosts a strategic air base.

Cavusoglu pointed out the danger "posed by the festivities that turned into a proxy war in Libya."

He stressed that the escalation of tension could lead to a direct conflict between foreign forces supporting the various parties in Libya.

Regarding the bombing of the al-Watiyah Airbase in western Libya, Cavusoglu confirmed that an investigation had been opened, and that those responsible for the bombing would be held accountable for their actions.

He pointed to the presence of Ottoman Turkish advisers and technicians at the al-Watiyah base, "which was liberated from Haftar forces on May 18," and that the Ottoman Turkish crew was not harmed by the bombing of the base.

Cavusoglu stated that during the visit of a delegation to Istanbul last month, Russia made a "concrete offer on the armistice with a specific date and hour for the armistice in Libya."

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Yemen's Houthis agree to give UN access to abandoned tanker
[Al Ahram] Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
's Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
movement has agreed to provide the United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
access to a stranded oil tanker that risks causing an environmental disaster off the coast of the war-divided country, two U.N. sources familiar with the matter said.
The U.N. earlier this week said it was extremely concerned after water entered the engine room of Safer tanker, which carries 1.1 million barrels of crude oil and has been stranded off the Red Sea oil terminal of Ras Issa for over five years.

The sources said that the Iran-aligned Houthi group, which controls the port, sent a letter approving the deployment of a U.N. technical team to the tanker.

The United Nations is also discussing with Yemen's warring parties about arranging the sale of the crude and dividing proceeds between Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Houthi group that ousted it from power in the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014.

The U.N. Security Council is scheduled to hold a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the Safer tanker issue which has been mired in disputes over control of ports and revenues.

Yemen's oil output has collapsed since a Saudi-led coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 against the Houthis, who control Sanaa and most big urban centres including the main Red Sea port of Hodeidah. The Saudi-backed government holds eastern and southern areas where Yemen's oil-and-gas fields are located.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Iranian Quds Force spy captured in Germany, says intel agency
[Jpost] Islamic Theocratic Republic, China, Russia, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
are 'key players' of espionage in the federal republic.

The federal German police caught a suspected spy for Iran’s terrorist Quds Force in the state of Hesse,
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 02:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  That article made my head hurt
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 6:35 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought there would never be any more good spy novels after the end of the Cold War but it sounds like a good, well-connected author could get the genre started again.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Virgin Mary statue set on fire outside Boston church
[BOSTONHERALD] A statue of the Virgin Mary was set ablaze outside a Boston church Saturday night, said police who are investigating the arson incident.Officers at 10 p.m. responded to a call for a fire in the area of 284 Bowdoin St. in Dorchester.

On arrival at St.Peter’s Gay Pareeh, officers saw that a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary had been set on fire.

Someone had lit plastic flowers on fire, which were in the hands of the Virgin Mary statue, according to members of the Boston Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit. That caused the statue’s face and upper body to get burned, according to officials.

The Rev. John Currie, pastor at St. Peter’s Gay Pareeh, said a prayer next to the Virgin Mary statue Sunday afternoon.

"This is obviously someone who’s disturbed, someone who has a troubled soul," Currie said of the unknown suspect.

"I know Our Lady in heaven is looking down at the soul, or whoever it might have been, and saying, ’I love you,’ " he said. "If you need help, come get help. We’re here for you."

A front man for the Archdiocese of Boston said in a statement, "Whoever is responsible for the desecration of the Holy Mother’s statue is clearly a troubled soul. Mary represents all that is good and pure in our world."

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Probably a Puritan parson.
Posted by: Albert Glutch2431 || 07/13/2020 18:44 Comments || Top||

#2  dont let the "Boondock Saints" hear about it
Posted by: 746 || 07/13/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ Great Movie
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 19:54 Comments || Top||

Florida man crashes into Catholic Church, sets it on fire with worshipers inside
[BIZPACREVIEW] A schizophrenic, possibly anti-religious Florida man — it’s always a Florida man — who was reportedly off his medication crashed into the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala early Saturday morning and then proceeded to set its foyer on fire.

"The trouble started about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. People were inside preparing for Mass when a man crashed his van through the front doors of the church, 6455 SW State Road 200. He then backed out of the foyer and exited the vehicle, according to a law enforcement review of the church’s security video," the Star-Banner reported.

"A man wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a baseball cap is shown on the video entering the building and carrying large red gas cans, according to the Sheriff’s Office. The man pours gasoline on the floor, but then slips and falls. He’s seen throwing something into the room (it turned out to be a shoe) and igniting a large fire."
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6632 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lack of name and instant resort to insanity claim makes me suspicious.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/13/2020 5:41 Comments || Top||

#2  In an interview with sheriff’s Detective John Lightle, suspect Steven Anthony Shields said he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is not taking his medication.

Shields said that what he did was “awesome,” and he smiled and laughed while he was questioned at the Sheriff’s Office, according to an arrest affidavit. Referring to himself as the “king” and saying he was on a “mission,” Shields told the detective he has problems with the Catholic Church and made reference to several Bible passages, including the Book of Revelation.
Posted by: Cromomble Photle1865 || 07/13/2020 5:50 Comments || Top||

#3  He sounds like a BLM/Antifa type...

Is the left a form of mental illness? Looks that way to me.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 5:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I stand corrected. Actually a lunatic this time.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/13/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Is the left a form of mental illness? Looks that way to me.

Not really. But there is a large overlap. And the leadership is looking for "disposable" muscle all the time. So...
Posted by: Nguard || 07/13/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Two other anti-Catholic attacks on the very same day and one that I can thaat I can recall since the Burg started. Real coincidence, ain't it?
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 10:35 Comments || Top||

#7  And the leadership is looking for "disposable" muscle all the time. So...

Yes. But it could have been worse. I think that during the Obama administration this character would have found a way to get his hands on an AR-15.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#8  In an interview with sheriff’s Detective John Lightle, suspect Steven Anthony Shields said he has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is not taking his medication.

Good find, Cromomble Photle1865.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 15:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Um... a Puritan parson in Dot, but in Florida possibly not.
Posted by: Clem and Company7879 || 07/13/2020 18:47 Comments || Top||

#10  "Liberalism is a mental illness."
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/13/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||

Rioter brings toddler to Portland riot
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#2  Time for Feds to step in and charge them.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 7:42 Comments || Top||

#3  The kid would have been safer left in the car while mom drank, shot up or gambled.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 12:03 Comments || Top||

Portland riots over Portland Trailblazers basketball poster
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Antifa/BLM have a new name since they merged. The Millennial Panty Bunches is more fitting.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/13/2020 11:16 Comments || Top||

Portland Catch and Release Program
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Fatty Obese woman says she is disabled as a reason for not following police orders at the Portland BLM/antifa rio
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  The disability racket needs to be looked at to. I know alot of ppl , especially after 2008 that went for this scam and not a damn thing wrong with them besides being sorry pieces of shit.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Mentally disabled, yes. I would have loved to have seen a night stick smash that pig's fat snotty face.
Posted by: Clem || 07/13/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Wow! I didn't know being fat and butt ugly was a Disability? Should I file for disability?

On a side note:
Looking at her, I feel the reason she smiling during this process is because finally a MAN has touched her the 1st time in her adult life..
Posted by: NN2N || 07/13/2020 7:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Perhaps if she had said 'can't waddle any faster' it might have been more compelling.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/13/2020 10:26 Comments || Top||

#5  She's smiling because tonight she thinks she's going to be "the husband" in jail. She may be in for a surprise...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||

Antifa rioters and people with shields try to move in closer to the entrance of the federal courthouse
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  put a few down and this shit will stop.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Time for the feds to fix or cut bait and stop this nonsense.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/13/2020 0:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Mass arrest and detain, no bail.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 4:07 Comments || Top||

#4  screw arresting them, they don't ever get shit. Also, if you put them in prison the rest of us have to keep their asses up, still.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#5  just one Claymore
Posted by: 746 || 07/13/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

Portland city council woman @ChloeEudalyPDX & @OregonGovBrown blame the antifa and BLM violence last night on Donald Trump
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I think they have a point. To wit, in order to get re-elected and found the coming One Thousand Year TrumpReich, President Trump has convinced the Democrats and their allies/stooges to go all Mad Max, toppling statues and burning American cities. This horrifies Mr & Mrs Middle America. Nobody wants to be the next Portland, even if the alternative is Trump in 2020. Five-dimensional chess. The man's a genius!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2020 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2  President Trump has convinced the Democrats and their allies/stooges to go all Mad Max

But isn't he just Putin's puppet?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 1:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Long past time to declare these cities to be in a state of insurrection and arrest all the leaders.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/13/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Darth, start with the Governor and Mayor and work your way down.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/13/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||

Portland city councilwoman demands that federal police leave Portland.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  take federal money with you too.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 0:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Arrest them for sedition?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 4:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Some citizens of Charleston SC demanded the federal government remove itself from one of its installations in 1861 too.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Act like PR, get treated like PR.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Good luck with that request for federal aid...
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

Following yesterday’s attack on law enforcement at the Portland federal courthouse where an officer was hit on the head w/a hammer, a more aggressive police presence was shown tonight
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Did he really? How sad. The heart (urp!) burns.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Family of the man injured by federal police at the Portland antifa/BLM riot says they may sue. He was recorded throwing a gas canister toward police
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  He can sue when he gets out, to his retirement.

Blue Lives Matter more.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/13/2020 5:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Labella's Mom needs a beatdown for bringing that POS into this world?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 6:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Sure, let them sue. Some ambulance-chaser lawyer will be more than happy to take the case. Besides, after the travesty going on with that Missouri couple, they might as well give it a shot.
Posted by: Clem || 07/13/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

Statue of Virgin Mary vandalized outside Queens Catholic school
[NYDAILYNEWS] A statue of St. Mary was spray-painted with the word "IDOL" early Friday outside Cathedral Prep School and Seminary in Queens.Staff of the Elmhurst private high school discovered the vandalism when they showed up for work Friday morning.

"Today, Cathedral Prep endured an act of hatred," said Father James Kuroly, Cathedral Prep’s rector and president. "We were victims of vandalism against a beloved statue that is dear to generations of Cathedral students."

Surveillance video shows the vandalism occurred at 3:09 a.m.

The vandal, who appears to be a white man, ran to the statue, scrawled his message in spray paint, and strolled away from the scene.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Federal officer in Portland struck with hammer during protests, several arrested
[FoxNews] A federal officer in Portland, Ore., was struck in the head and shoulder with a hammer during protests outside a courthouse Friday night that resulted in several arrests, authorities said.

Several dozen protesters were gathered in the street outside the Justice Center when the demonstration turned violent, Portland police said in a news release.

An individual was trying to break down the door to the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse with a hammer when federal officers inside the building responded, police said.

The hammer-wielding suspect made a hole in the door before “deliberately” hitting a federal officer in the head and shoulder with the tool, police said. The officer's condition was not immediately available.

Federal officers used pepper spray and CS gas during the incident, police said. One arrest was made.

Police recovered the nearly 16-inch long hammer and released aerial footage from the scene near the Justice Center, which showed at least one fire lit and protesters blocking a street.

Over the course of the night, a second individual was arrested for vandalizing government property, while two others were detained for unlawfully pointing lasers into federal officers’ eyes, the department said.

Federal officers called for help around 2 a.m. because people were resisting arrest and protesters in the crowd were throwing bottles at them, police said. The crowd eventually dispersed just before 3:30 a.m.

Demonstrations against police brutality and racism in Portland continued for the 45th consecutive day Saturday, according to the Oregonian.

Businesses in downtown Portland have suffered $23 million in damage and lost business amid weeks of nightly chaotic and violent protests, Portland Deputy Police Chief Chris Davis said last week during a virtual news briefing.

More than 100 people – comprised of city employees and the public – have also sustained injuries, he said.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Jessica Doty Whitaker: Over $10,000 Raised For Family of Young Mom Murdered For Saying ‘All Lives Matter'
[GatewayPundit] Over $10,000 has been raised for the family of a young mother who was murdered by Black Lives Matter activists after she dared to say that "All Lives Matter."

The GoFundMe to help pay for Jessica Doty Whitaker’s funeral and take care of her young son went viral late Saturday night after kind and generous people heard the real story of her death for the first time.

Doty Whitaker was walking by the canal in Indianapolis after a Fourth of July celebration with her fiance and two friends when they were approached by a group of people saying that "Black Lives Matter."

Her family and fiance have said that when Whitaker responded that "All Lives Matter" the mob grew very aggressive and pulled a gun on them. Her fiance, Jose Ramirez, pulled one out defensively and the situation seemed to cool down. Unfortunately, he says that the group went and hid and waited for them to walk by them again. When they did, they ambushed the couple and shot Whitaker.

The national media completely ignored the story.
We don’t seem to have it, either.
Local media downplayed the shooting as "the second in the canal in a week," lumping her story in with a black teenager who was shot while attempting an armed robbery. They reported it as "according to the victim's family, the shooting started with an argument over Black Lives Matter and language." They never mentioned what that language was, the simple phrase that got her killed.

Her father, Robert Doty, confirmed to the Gateway Pundit that neither CNN nor Fox News has reached out for information about the case, despite the murderer still being on the loose.
Posted by: Chunky Ebbanter9368 || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Read about this on imgur earlier, which is a part of reddit. Alot of shit heads pretty much condoning this.
Posted by: Chris || 07/13/2020 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't help thinking that in different time in America where would be money prize on the head of the shooter.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 1:27 Comments || Top||

#3  Prowling in a pack @3am?
Not a lot of sympathy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Rope. Tree. Speedy justice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/13/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Though shame be forbidden, you'd better
Feel tons if you claim all lives matter.
"Such 'generous' creatures,"
Screech preachers and teachers,
"Must stitch... byatch... our new scarlet letter!"
Posted by: Clyde Speaking for Boskone5688 || 07/13/2020 19:05 Comments || Top||

Saraya Thawret al-Eshrin c laim the attack on a convoy of 4 trucks carrying logistic support to the #US forces in Diwanyha

Pro-Iranian militias in Iraq claim attack on 'US vehicles'

[Jpost] A video of several burning trucks on Saturday night allegedly showed an attack on a convoy transporting vehicles to a US base in Iraq, according to social media with ties to pro-Iranian militias. The attack supposedly targeted Americans in Iraq or at least was meant to.

It is part of the wider campaign to try to intimidate and threaten the US to leave Iraq. It is not the first time a convoy was targeted. In February, a supply convoy was attacked. While the US denied an attacked had taken place, Fars News in 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...
reported the attack with photos, saying it happened in Diwaniyah province. An gang set fire to three US vehicles being transported by truck, a security source said. Firefighters extinguished the fire, and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense is investigating.

US helicopters were reported to be in the vicinity. Injured people, apparently civilians, were brought to a nearby hospital. The Iranian reports said the convoy was from Basra and heading to an unidentified base.

A group called Sayara Thora al-Ashrin, or SarayaAshreen Thani, grabbed credit. The same group’s name can be spelled SarayaThorat al-Ashrin. In recent months a number of new pro-Iranian groups have popped to claim attacks on the US, apparently part of a plan to distance these rogue elements from the official government paramilitary forces that includes elements of Kataib Hezbollah and pro-Iran militias. These groups have names like Usbat al-ThaireenAshab al-Kahaf or SarayaShuhadaThawarAshreen al-Thani.

The attack underpins the uncertainty in Iraq and the increasing pressure on the US to leave the country. Diwaniyah is on a road that leads from southern Iraq toward Baghdad. If one wants to transport Humvees and vehicles from US bases in Kuwait, they might take this route or nearby Route 1. al-Mayadeen and other media in the region that lean toward Iran reported the incident.

SarayaThurat al-Ashrin also claimed it had carried out a similar attack in June. Some of the video and images from the alleged July 11 attack were old, so it was not clear the extent of the attack or if it happened at all.

What is important is not necessarily whether it happened or who was in the vehicles but rather the attempt to create an atmosphere of attacks, pushed by pro-Iranian media, to pave the way for larger real attacks, such as the dozens of rockets fired at US bases in Iraq over the last year.

The creation of new groups that claim to target the US is also part of this pattern — whether these groups really exist or are just a rebranding of existing cells from Kataib Hezbollah or other groups.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Iraq’s Hezbolah says they’re starting a comprehensive war against USA military on Iraqi soil.
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#1  Send in the B52s. Balance their attitude right up.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/13/2020 11:14 Comments || Top||

#2  I like the way you think.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2020 13:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Arclight! (Where is Old Patriot when we need him?)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Heh
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

Fire breaks out at petrochemical facility in southwest Iran
[Ynet] A fire broke out at a facility belonging to the Shahid Tondgooyan Petrochemical Company in southwest Iran but was quickly contained, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday, citing a local official.

The fire was caused by an oil leak but did not lead to any casualties or financial damage, Mohsen Beyranvand, the governor of Mahshahr county said, according to IRNA.

Beyranvand described the fire as minor and said it was put out in less than ten minutes.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 01:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6511 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Thanks
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 3:14 Comments || Top||

#2  My, what a run of Bad Luck (TM).
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/13/2020 4:32 Comments || Top||

#3  I think we just have to face it at this point, this kind of thing is why they can't have nice things.
Posted by: Cesare || 07/13/2020 6:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Who knew the Chinavirus would mutate to attack industrial materials like the Andromeda Strain did?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Were any squirrels seen in the vicinity just before the fire was noticed? More importantly, were any squirrels not seen, and were the invisible squirrels named Mohammed (or some variant thereof)?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||

"Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn't there!
He wasn't there again today,
Oh how I wish he'd go away!"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 16:24 Comments || Top||

Israeli warplanes, warships violated Lebanese sovereignty several times in past 24 hours: army
And there is absolutlely nothing Lebanon can do about it, which is why nyah-nyaaaah will kindly not be chanted.
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday, the Lebanese army announced that Israeli warplanes and warships violated Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
’s airspace and territorial waters several times.

A statement issued by the Lebanese Army last night said that an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated at 8:30 A.M. on Saturday morning, "Lebanese airspace over the sea west of the town of Naqqoura, up to and including Adloun.

The statement indicated that the Israeli plane "carried out a circular flight over the areas of the south, Beirut and its environs, Baabda and Aley, and then left the atmosphere at 14:35 from the sea, west of the town of Naqqoura."

"At 14:55, a similar enemy aircraft violated Lebanese airspace over the town of Kafr Kila, and carried out a circular flight over the areas of the south, then left at 16:05 hours over the aforementioned town," the statement continued.

As for the sea, the Lebanese Army indicated that two Israeli gunboats violated their territorial waters between 4:25 and 7:36 A.M. on Saturday, the Lebanese territorial waters opposite Ras al-Naqqoura, for a maximum distance of about 314 meters.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Yes....And?
Posted by: Sonny Black || 07/13/2020 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  What Lebanese sovereignty?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/13/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

Senior Iranian military officer killed in Syria
Another one? Goodness, Iran’s enemies are certainly being thorough.
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Saturday, the Iranian authorities announced the killing of a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guards officer named Ibrahim Asmi in Syria.

"Asmi was killed in the last few days in Syria," according to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, Rustam Ali Rafii .

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards did not provide more details about the death of Asmi; however, there have been reports of new attacks by 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....
(ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) in eastern Syria.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards recently commented on the news circulated about the "killing of the commander of the Air Force in the Revolutionary Guards, Ali Haji Zada, by an Israeli raid in the eastern countryside of Homs."

The IRGC denied the news about the Air Force commander, stressing that "Hajji is safe."

Iranian media also published a picture of the Iranian Quds Force Commander, Ismail Ghaani, during his visit to eastern Syria in the past few days.

"Given the existence of this organization (ISIS) under the administration of the United States and the Zionist regime (Israel), we can be confident that the conspiracies of these two criminal regimes are not over," Tasnim news agency quoted Ismail Ghaani as saying during his first visit to Syria since the death of the late commander of the Quds Force, Major-General Qassem Soleimani
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  It was them Spartan spear chuckers?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/13/2020 1:31 Comments || Top||

Russian air defenses foiled jihadist attack on largest base in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] Admiral Alexander Shertbitsky, head of the Center for Reconciliation between the Warring Parties in Syria, said on Sunday that the Russian air defenses foiled a jihadist attack on the Hmeimim Airbase along the Syrian coast.Shertbitsky said this evening: "On July 11, at about 10:30 P.M.), Russian air defense systems identified two drones approaching the area around the Russian Hmeimim Air Force Base from the northeast, and Russian airplanes destroyed the two planes from five kilometers away from the air base".

The Russian Reconciliation Center commander added that no one was hurt at the base and no material damage was reported.

According to a source in the coastal city of Jableh last night, the joint air defenses of the Syrian and Russian forces managed to foil the jihadist attack before it could do any damage to the area.

The source said the jihadist drones took off from the Latakia-Idlib axis, which has long been their launching point for these attacks.

The Syrian and Russian forces have yet to respond to this jihadist attack; however, they typically respond within 24-48 hours of these bully boy strikes.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Jihadist attack ends in disaster along southern Idlib front-lines
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched a surprise attack in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions from the north.

According to the Russian Reconciliation Center, the jihadists launched the attack with more than 250 fighters, resulting in the death of eight of the bad boys.

They added that the Syrian forces repelled the attack without suffering any casualties of their own.

A source from the Syrian Army said the attack by the jihadist rebels was short-lived, as they abandoned the assault after sustaining a number of casualties along the front-lines.

On March 5, the Russian and Ottoman Turkish sides reached an agreement for a ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate, to establish a security corridor and to conduct joint patrols.

Armed groups violated the Russian-Ottoman Turkish ceasefire agreement more than once by launching attacks on Syrian Army positions, the largest of which was last May, on the village of al-Tanjara in the al-Ghaab Plain, which was accompanied by violent mostly peaceful festivities, after which the Syrian Army withdrew, returning later to retake the area seized by the jihadist rebels.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

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