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Syrian army advances in al-Safa, killing over 40 turbans, 1000+ trapped on volcano
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Africa North
Morocco Says Over 50,000 Migrant Crossings to Europe Foiled
[AnNahar] Moroccan authorities have so far this year foiled 54,000 bids by illegal migrants colonists to cross to Europe, the official MAP news agency reported Friday.

It said that authorities had dismantled 74 "criminal networks" linked to people smuggling and seized 1,900 boats over the same period.

The North African country -- a key route for sub-Saharan Africans trying to reach Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
via Spain -- has launched an operation targeting people smugglers.

In July, hundreds of migrants colonists forced their way into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta by violently storming a heavily fortified border fence with Morocco.

Ceuta and Melilla, Spain's other tiny territory in North Africa, make up the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
's only land borders with Africa.

Spain has become the main entry point for migrants colonists arriving in Europe, after Italia and Greece.

More than 35,000 migrants colonists have arrived in Spain by sea and land so far this year, according to the International Organization for Migration.

MAP did not give the nationalities of the migrants colonists prevented from crossing to Europe or specify what action was taken.

According to the interior ministry, 230 suspected people smugglers -- Moroccans and sub-Saharan Africans -- have been put on trial since the start of 2018.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  A monthly fail count for the US border.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2018 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Too bad Merkel can't be so diligent.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2018 10:18 Comments || Top||

‘Mealy-mouthed' Police Chief Skewered for Refusing to Say Radical Islamic Terrorism is ‘Islam-inspired'
[Breitbart London] UKIP London Assembly member Peter Whittle raked Britain’s top police officer Cressida Dick over the coals for her "mealy-mouthed" description of radical Islamic terrorists as "so-called Islamist-inspired".

Intervening in a London Assembly questions and answers session as there was some suggestion in the chamber that the English Defence League street protest organisation founded ‐ but now abandoned ‐ by Tommy Robinson might be a terrorist outfit, Mr Whitte said: "Whether you agreee with them or not, and I don’t, if you start talking about people like the EDL in terms of terrorism, I think you’re on to a real problem... You’ve got to be careful when you start saying people are terrorists."

Mr Whittle used this intervention as a launchpad to question the use of terminology by the establishment and, in particular, Commissioner Dick herself, asking: "You’re talking about ’right-wing’ groups... ’extreme right-wing’, you have no problem saying that ‐ but then you go on to say ’so-called Islamist-inspired’. Why are you mealy-mouthed?"
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2018 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everyone should follow Sharia Law in this case and throw a shoe at her every time they see her.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 09/08/2018 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Shocking! High ranking 'entitlement group' official refuses to correctly label fellow 'entitlement group' members.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2018 9:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Cressida "Dick" Dick
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2018 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Obama had trouble saying radical Islamic terrorism also.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/08/2018 10:17 Comments || Top||

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”
― Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2018 10:44 Comments || Top||

#6  So, Muse, why ain't London less joyless
Since Cressida dicked Tommy Troilus?
Despite the entreaties
Of sad Diomedes,
She likes her metropolis boyless!
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/08/2018 16:19 Comments || Top||

Trump axes $25 mln in aid for Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem hospitals
President Donald Trump has ordered that $25 million earmarked for the care of Palestinians in eastern Jerusalem hospitals be directed elsewhere as part of a review of American aid, a US State Department official said on Saturday.

Trump called for a review of US assistance to the Palestinians earlier this year to ensure the funds were being spent in accordance with American national interests and were providing value to taxpayers.
To recollect PA spends 300 million $ a year on rewarding imprisoned and released terrorists, and the families of "Martyrs,": http://jcpa.org/paying-salaries-terrorists-contradicts-palestinian-vows-peaceful-intentions/
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 14:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tightening the screws another notch — to be continued until they come to the bargaining table and negotiate in earnest.

In other words, until donations equal $0.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 16:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Beautiful...keep 'em coming, POTUS!
Posted by: DooDahMan || 09/08/2018 16:24 Comments || Top||

#3  and negotiate in earnest

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 17:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Ah, indeed. Hence my final sentence, dear g(r)omgoru. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 17:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Never happen. They've so oversold the Return™ lie, it's worse that reparations among the US black community. They actually believe it, and will kill anyone that tells them the truth. Expect Seething™
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2018 17:06 Comments || Top||

#6  #4 I stand corrected
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/08/2018 17:11 Comments || Top||

As 30-foot-tall border wall goes up, IDF says Hezbollah, Leb army colluding
[IsraelTimes] Senior officer predicts war in the north unlikely in near future, but sees serious threat in terror group’s border infiltration units

The Israeli military this week publicly unveiled its 11-kilometer-long, nine-meter-tall concrete border wall along the Lebanese border ‐ a barrier that is hotly contested by Leb, but that Israel maintains is lawful and fully in accordance with the international armistice line.

In a briefing to news hounds near the border, a senior army officer also issued a stern warning to the Leb-based Hezbollah terrorist army, saying that "any of its forces who infiltrate into Israeli territory will not come back alive."
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Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  But walls don't work. The MFM and Dems (BIRM) say so!
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2018 8:45 Comments || Top||

Science & Technology
US Air Force drone is recovered from the Atlantic Ocean
  • The RQ-4 Global Hawk plunged into the Gulf of Cadiz at 11am ET on June 26

  • Officials only acknowledged crash on Thursday after two months of silence

  • It's the second time one of the reconnaissance drones has crashed in a year
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

Russia, Turkey, Iran Fail to Reach Truce Agreement on Syria’s Idlib
[Asharq Al-AWSAT]
The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran failed on Friday to agree on a ceasefire on the northwestern Syrian region of Idlib, perhaps the final chance to avoid what activists warn will be a humanitarian disaster.

Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, meeting in Tehran for a summit of key foreign players in Syria’s war, agreed in a final statement that there could be no military solution to the conflict and it could only end through a negotiated political process.

But as Syrian regime and Russian warplanes mounted air strikes in Idlib on Friday morning in a possible prelude to a full-scale offensive on the opposition stronghold, Putin and Rouhani pushed back against Erdogan’s call for a truce.

"Idlib isn't just important for Syria's future, it is of importance for our national security and for the future of the region," Erdogan said. "Any attack on Idlib would result in a catastrophe. Any fight against terrorists requires methods based on time and patience."

"We don't want Idlib to turn into a bloodbath," he added.

Putin said a ceasefire would be pointless as it would not involve extremist groups it deems terrorists. Rouhani said Syria must regain control over all its territory.

In the final statement, the three leaders agreed on the need to eliminate ISIS, the Nusra Front, and other extremist groups. But there were other armed opposition groups who could join any ceasefire agreement, they said.

The communique also called on the United Nations and the international community to step up humanitarian aid to Syria and help in restoring basic infrastructure assets.

Efforts must be made to protect and to create conditions for the safe return of refugees, it added.

The Idlib province and surrounding areas are home to about 3 million people — nearly half of them civilians displaced from other parts of Syria. That also includes an estimated 10,000 fighters, including the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham group.

The Syrian regime was not directly represented at the summit, nor were the United States and other Western powers.

America's ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has warned any military offensive in Idlib "would be a reckless escalation."

"There is no military solution to the Syrian conflict," Haley said in a statement Wednesday. "Assad's brutal regime — backed by Russia and Iran — cannot continue to attack and terrorize Syria's citizens."

This article starring:
Hassan Rouhani
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Vladimir Putin
Posted by: 3dc || 09/08/2018 01:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under:

Russian Navy in largest ever drills off Syrian coast, special forces participate
Russian Special Forces conduct drills in eastern Mediterranean

[AlMasdar] Russian special forces took part in drills in the Mediterranean Sea, as seen in footage released by the Russian Ministry of Defence on Thursday.

The exercise took place at an undisclosed location.

The Russian МоD reports that the troops practiced counter-measures against saboteurs and pirates, as well as the landing of marines, and rescuing hostages.

Units also participated in coastal facilities defence drills.

Russian Navy completes largest drills ever off Syrian coast

[AlMasdar] The Russian Ministry of Defense released footage from Russian Navy and Russian Aerospace Forces joined exercises in the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday.

The Marshal Ustinov cruiser and Admiral Makarov frigate are taking part along with other ships from the Northern, Baltic and Black Sea fleets, as well as the Caspian flotilla and Russian Aerospace Forces.

A total of 26 ships, two submarines and 34 aircraft are involved.

The exercises began on 1 September and will run until Saturday.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under:

ISIS commander alleges that he was trained by US in southern Syria (video)
[AlMasdar] A recently captured Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
commander confessed to the Syrian Army this week that he was trained by the US forces in southern Syria.

According to this Islamic State commander’s confession, he was previously leading his forces in the southern districts of Damascus before their defeat earlier this year.

Following their defeat to the Syrian Army, the Islamic State commander and his forces were transported to the Badiya al-Sham region of southern Syria, where they remained until his capture earlier this month.

The Islamic State commander said that he was trained by the US forces at the Rukban Refugee Camp in southern Syria and that he joined the terrorist group for monetary purposes.

The Islamic State commander also revealed that the main leader of the terrorist forces in southern Syria is a man named Abu Ayoub al-Iraqi.

He would end his confession by telling the army that at least 500 of his comrades managed to escape southern Damascus and make their way to the Ottoman Turkish border.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Another McStain legacy....
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/08/2018 8:27 Comments || Top||

FSA implements mandatory curfew in a Afrin after YPG attacks
[AlMasdar] The general command of the Ottoman Turkish backed Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
announced this week that there will be a curfew inside Afrin region of the Aleppo province.

According to the statement released by the Free Syrian Army’s general command, all residents of the Afrin region must be inside their homes by 8 PM local time.

Any resident that does not adhere to this curfew will be tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
by the Free Syrian Army police.

This move by the Ottoman Turkish back rebels comes in response to the latest attacks by the Kurdish led People’s Protection Units in northwestern Aleppo.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Russia, Turkey, Iran issue joint statement on Syria's Idlib
[AlAhram] The presidents of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
, Iran and Russia on Friday failed to agree on a ceasefire that would forestall a Syrian goverment offensive in rebel-held Idlib province which the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
fears could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of thousands of civilians.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  *Breaking News* Turkey wants to stealth annex Idlib the same way they are still in North Cyprus... Oh! It isn't news, oh well...
Posted by: magpie || 09/08/2018 15:22 Comments || Top||

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Fri 2018-09-07
  Houthis fire missiles toward two southern Saudi airports, hit one
Thu 2018-09-06
  Two major Syrian Army divisions head toward Hama for upcoming offensive
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  Al Qaeda trying to regain primacy as Islamic State loses ground: NATO
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  Yemen’s army imposes full control over Saada’s Al-Zaher directorate
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  Dutch police shoot suspect after he stabs two people at an Amsterdam train station
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  ISIS leader Yasir Khurasani killed with 5 comrades in Nangarhar drone strike
Thu 2018-08-30
  Egyptian forces kill 20 militants in Sinai operation: Army
Wed 2018-08-29
  Syrian Army foils ISIL breakout attempt in east Sweida
Tue 2018-08-28
  Idlib: Nusra arrest 20 ISIS turbans, Gov’t closes key crossing
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