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Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
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Afghanistan
Mohaqiq slams government’s leadership after Taliban attack on Ghazni city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Second Deputy Chief Executive of the Unity Government Mohammad Mohaqiq slammed the government’s leadership after the coordinated Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack on Ghazni city.

Moahqiq in a statement said the Talibs managed to destroy almost all government compounds and kill several security personnel in less than 24 hours after launching the attack.

He said the government arrived very late to rescue the city from the Talibs despite the historic provincial capital was under constant threat of the Taliban attack.

Mohaqiq claims that the government leadership failed to take offensive actions against the Taliban threats due to the false pride and ignoring the demands and calls of the people and instead the government leaders kept themselves busy with orchestrating vote rigging for the upcoming elections.

The deputy chief executive also criticized the government for having a political will to transfer the surrendered ISIS bully boyz but remaining reckless regarding the casualties of the Afghan armed forces.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban travel from Afghanistan to Uzbekistan for talks
[DAWN] In a rare diplomatic foray and the strongest sign yet of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
's increasing political presence in the region, the head of the bad boy group's political office led a delegation to Uzbekistan to meet senior Foreign Ministry officials, Uzbek and Taliban officials said Saturday.

Taliban political chief Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai
...Sher Mohammad Abbas Stanikzai, Head of the Taliban political office in Doha. He was a member of Rassoul Sayyaf's group in the war against the Soviets....
represented the gunnies in the four-day talks that ended Friday and included meetings with Uzbekistan's Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov as well as its special representative to Afghanistan Ismatilla Irgashev.

The meetings follow an offer made by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in March to broker peace in Afghanistan.

Suhail Shaheen, front man for the Taliban's political office in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, said in a statement to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that discussions covered everything from international troop withdrawal to peace prospects to possible Uzbek-funded development projects that could include railway lines and electricity.

Shaheen said Uzbek officials discussed their security concerns surrounding the development projects.

"Taliban also exchanged views with the Uzbek officials about the withdrawal of the foreign troops and reconciliation in Afghanistan," he said in the statement.

Uzbek's Foreign Affairs Ministry website offered a terse announcement on the visit saying "the sides exchanged views on prospects of the grinding of the peace processor in Afghanistan. "

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Arabia
Saudi Coalition unlikely to launch Hodeidah offensive again
[ALMASDARNEWS] Yemen’s government troops, which do not control a sizable part of that country’s territory, will hardly storm the biggest port city of Hodeidah held by Houthi
...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 Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. 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 ...
rebels, Russian Ambassador to 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. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
Vladimir Dedushkin told TASS.

The diplomat noted that, although Yemeni politicians and military officials often make statements on the upcoming assault on Hodeidah, there is a huge distance between public promises and specific actions on the ground. "Sober-minded politicians, both Yemeni and foreign, do not believe in a massive assault on Hodeidah," the ambassador went on to say. "Military experts tend to believe that the Houthis can only be fully driven out the city at the cost of its complete destruction."

Dedushkin noted that by now the fighting for Hodeidah had become a trench warfare despite air support for the Arab coalition. It takes place on the city’s fringes, about 15-20 kilometers away from its borders. "The assault would inevitably lead to the destruction of the biggest and only deep-sea Red Sea port, which receives 80% of cargo, including humanitarian, for the majority of the population," he added.

According to the UN, there are about 350,000 refugees in Hodeidah, so the assault on the city would be a humanitarian disaster, the ambassador stressed.

"Turning one of the most beautiful cities of Yemen and the Red Sea into ruins similar to Stalingrad or Raqqa and djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
would be lunacy," he pointed out. "The press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Russian representatives to the UN Security Council have stated that on numerous occasions."

"I would like to hope that a step towards a peaceful solution on Hodeidah will be taken at the intra-Yemeni consultations brokered by UN secretary-general’s special envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths scheduled to be held in Geneva in September," Dedushkin noted.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  So, a surrender of territory?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2018 16:54 Comments || Top||

#2  "Sober-minded politicians, both Yemeni and foreign, do not believe in a massive assault on Hodeidah," the ambassador went on to say. "Military experts tend to believe that the Houthis can only be fully driven out the city at the cost of its complete destruction."

Said the pro-Iranian mouthpiece. Bombs away!
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2018 17:02 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
[BREITBART] Law enforcement and city officials are preparing for protesters and counter-protesters to descend on Washington, DC, this weekend.

According to the shutitdowndc.org website, the Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
side of the equation has purposes far beyond responding to the Unite the Right 2 demonstration set to take place on the Charlottesville, Va. rally anniversary on Sunday at Lafayette Park across from the White House.

The National Park Service has issued a permit to Jason Kessler for his Unite the Right 2 rally from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the park and its website has a list of instructions, including warning people not to bring weapons and to resist taunts from "provocateurs."

The permit states that as many as 400 people may show up for the event, which has a stated purpose, according to the permit, of promoting "white civil rights."

The Antifa counter-protest website, calling the event "Shut It Down DC" and "Trans and Queer #ResistDance Against White Supremacy," states a much broader purpose and is supported by a long list of left-wing organizations, including Black Lives Matter, Anarchist Agency, Fredrick Socialists, D.C. Antifascist
...anybody not a leftist...
Collective, Millenials for Revolution, Occupy Wall Street, and Philly Antifa.

The website calls for a "mass mobilization" in Washington, DC, from Friday through Sunday with the group assembling at Freedom Plaza ‐ just blocks from the Unite the Right 2 location.

The website states its broader goals, including honoring the woman who died in Charlottesville last year when she was struck by a car driven by a protester.

"This is for Heather Heyer, ICE abolition, open borders, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and ending the settler colonial system," the website states. "We will confront fascism
...a political system developed in Italy, symbolized by the Roman fasces -- thin reeds, each flimsy in itself but unbreakable when bound into a bundle. Its distinguishing philosophical feature is the Corporate State. The word is nowadays thrown around by all sorts of people who have no idea what they're talking about...
, antisemitism, Islamaphobia, white supremacy, and state violence on August 10-12."

"Now the white supremacists want to come back," a video on the website states. "On August 12, 2018, the Alt-Right will hold ’Unite the Right 2’ in Washington, DC, in front of the White House at Lafayette Square. Jason Kessler, Richard Spencer, and the Trump administration are all implicated in the murder of Heather Heyer."

"The Alt-Right relentlessly harass and threaten people of color, women, sex workers, trans and non-binary people, and the undocumented," the video states. "Their rallies are all public displays of violence and calls for genocide."

"They are Brian Trainer and every killer cop," the video states. "They are the ICE agents. They are the prison system that breaks up families."

"We will be in the streets on August 10-12, and we intend to win," the video concludes.

The website also has a list of "Other Calls to Action," including a gathering planned in Charlottesville on Saturday and Sunday where a state of emergency has been declared by Gov. Ralph Northam, and the United States National Guard is on standby.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6568 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Get the truncheons, water cannon, and delousing stations ready. Anyone masked gets a beatdown
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2018 7:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's give them what they want. We'll conquer the rest of North and South America=No Borders, we'll abolish ICE and just have anyone without papers tried as a spy/saboteur and shot after a speedy trial, and we'll get rid of the prisons by giving every crime the death penalty or public flogging/caning.

Won't they be happy? They get everything they want.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/12/2018 11:04 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm upset because this is all kayfabe. The head of "Unite the Right" is someone who all through the reign of Oblahblah was _______ his ____ and telling us it all tasted like vanilla...
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/12/2018 11:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Confronting fascism and antisemitism?

Do they know what those words mean? Of do they just sound good?
Posted by: Bobby || 08/12/2018 13:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Thing -- and the founder and head of Westboro "Baptist" is a life-long Democrat.

The reason the left likes to burn the American flag is they primarily know false ones.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/12/2018 16:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Brick, you need to add the "/sarc" to your comments or readers will think you actually mean them /hope.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2018 16:56 Comments || Top||

#7  Since when did Antifa co-opt 'sex workers'? I don't think right wingers give them too many head aches.
Posted by: Beau || 08/12/2018 22:20 Comments || Top||

#8  I wonder who has rented this crowd of Antifa thugs?
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/12/2018 23:26 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
4 police officers suspended over 'negligence' in Diamer school torching case
[DAWN] Gilgit Baltistan Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Gohar Nafees on Friday said that four officers of the police force have been suspended over their alleged negligence in being able to prevent the incidents of torching of schools in Diamer.

DIG Nafees said this while sharing the latest developments in the Diamer school torching case with the media persons.

The suspended officers include the SHOs of Darel and Tangir, respectively, along with a grade-17 officer, he said.

"We will reinstate two officers on the condition that they guarantee the arrest of the wanted criminals [behind the torching incidents]," said DIG Nafees, adding that the identity of the criminal mastermind behind the torching will be unveiled within 24 hours.

Posted by: Fred || 08/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  I thought 'touching in the schools' was kinda of a mandate.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2018 16:58 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel Mulled Assassinating Hamas Leaders Over Past Several Months
[Haaretz - paywalled] Perhaps a whisper of wisdom for Hamas' leadership? Otherwise, why discuss it?
The army and Shin Bet security service believe that targeted killings are preferable to a wide-scale attack on the Gaza Strip, defense officials say
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2018 12:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Israel and the world have to come to the realization that destroying Hamas is the first step to peace in the Mideast. The next step is destroying Iran.
Posted by: Deadeye tse Tung8946 || 08/12/2018 16:37 Comments || Top||

#2  So the only question is about world retaliation.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2018 16:53 Comments || Top||


Left-wing activists claim Israel trying to intimidate them at border
[IsraelTimes] Israeli officials insist questioning is just a matter of security, ensuring that those entering the country are not holy warrior myrmidons.

For years, Simone Zimmerman has protested Israel’s actions from the left. She’s led activist groups, organized protests and gone on camera. But she never worried that her activism would get her barred from entering the country ‐ until this week.

Zimmerman, who is Jewish and lives in Israel on a work visa, was returning from a vacation in the Sinai Peninsula on Aug. 5 when she found herself held up at the passport check. What was usually a routine two-minute interaction turned into an hour of answering personal questions and waiting.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I’m not a BDS supporter, but I’m pretty publicly critical of any effort to silence or stifle BDS

Logic
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/12/2018 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Shin Bet - "We would like to thank these people for their extensive cooperation and vital information they voluntarily provided. All of which will help Israeli security. We expect arrests soon based on the intel they provided. we thank them"
Posted by: Frank G || 08/12/2018 7:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Logic

Logic is drowned by the tides of passion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/12/2018 8:43 Comments || Top||

#4  They shouldn't have let her in. They're under no obligation to, and I'm sure she could have found her way home through Egypt.

If they'd have let her across the border.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/12/2018 11:18 Comments || Top||

#5  Instead of trying to intimidate just shoot them.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/12/2018 15:04 Comments || Top||



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  Antifa to Protest ‘Alt-Right’ in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons
Sat 2018-08-11
  Iraqi cleric "Tater" Sadr wins election vote recount
Fri 2018-08-10
  Report: Ceasefire reached between Israel and Hamas
Thu 2018-08-09
  Dozens dead after school bus carrying "children" in Yemen hit by airstrike
Wed 2018-08-08
  Israel pounds Hamas after 15 injured in rocket barrage
Tue 2018-08-07
  11 Children Rescued From New Mexico Compound Run by Army Muslim Extremists
Mon 2018-08-06
  Saudi Arabia declares Canadian ambassador persona non grata, orders him to leave in 24 hours
Sun 2018-08-05
  Iran protesters attack religious school in province near Tehran
Sat 2018-08-04
  Death Toll Rises To 30 In Bombings On Paktia Mosque
Fri 2018-08-03
  Jordan army clashes with Islamic State militants fleeing Syrian forces
Thu 2018-08-02
  Egypt police kill five members of terrorist group Hasm in Nile Delta shootout
Wed 2018-08-01
  Man arrested after suspected homemade explosive device found at Vereeniging, South Africa mosque
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  It was terrorism: Iran denies any role in deadly Tajikistan attack
Mon 2018-07-30
  2 killed in Gaza blast during attempted launch of projectile toward Israel
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  Duterte invites the Abu Sayyaf to peace talks

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