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Afghanistan
3,300 Civilians Killed By Afghan Conflict In 12 Months: Ministry
23 September
[ToloNews] The Afghan Ministry of Public Health verified over 14,600 maimed for the same period.

New figures by the Ministry of Public Health showed that conflict-related violence in the past 12 months has left more than 3,300 civilians dead and over 14,600 others maimed.

The time period measured is from September 16, 2018, to September 10, 2019.

"Our system is active in all 34 provinces and we collect data...and when the numbers are verified we enter them into the system," said Mir Lais Mustafa, head of the Incident Response Department of the Command and Control Center.

The report does not make claims about which military or group is to blame, although it measures those killed in suicide kabooms, which is 460 killed, and 1,200 maimed.

And while bully boy groups are responsible for a high number of civilian casualties, those monitoring the human cost of the war say that all sides in the fighting are responsible.

The Independent Human Rights Commission has raised concerns over civilian casualties due to Afghan and foreign forces’ operations and Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in the country.

"Unfortunately, we have witnessed civilian casualties from the security forces operations in the Sayed Abad district of central Wardak province and Khogyani district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province," said Abdul Shakur Mashkur, a commissioner at the Independent Human Rights Commission.

The Ministry of Defense and the Ministry of Interior state that they have made efforts to prevent civilian casualties during military operations.

"Security forces are trying hard to take care of civilians’ lives and not harm them," said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a front man for the Ministry of Defense.

"Whenever civilians are harmed by a mistake of the security forces, we investigate the incident and those who have been negligent face serious punishment," says Nusrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior.

But Selab Ghorzand, a civil society activist, asks: "Why do they operate this way and kill civilians? We think that they [security forces] have kangaroo courts like the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
and the ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
, which is wrong."

In its latest report, the United Nations
...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense...
also expressed concern over civilian casualties in the Afghan war and called on the parties involved in the war to take measures to reduce civilian’s casualties.

According to this latest measurement by the Command and Control Center, Baghlan, Kunduz, Nangarhar, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, and Kunar are the provinces with highest civilians’ casualties and Bamyan, Daikondi, Paktia and Balkh have the lowest civilian casualties.
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#1  IMO, what Afghanistan (and the entire Dar) needs is a good plague.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/25/2019 2:59 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/25/2019 6:34 Comments || Top||

#3  That's a very low number. That was the Vietnam War figure in less than 1 month.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/25/2019 7:12 Comments || Top||

#4  They did more at Hiroshima in a flash.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#5  what Afghanistan (and the entire Dar) needs is a good plague.

That would be polio?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/25/2019 14:50 Comments || Top||

#6  No, the staff they'd in Europe in middle ages.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 14:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Civilian deaths were about 6500 in 2018 in Syria. They have been much higher and in 2019 will probably be a bit lower.

Civilian deaths in Iraq were about 3300 in 2018 but were far higher in the years when ISIS had territory.

Civilian deaths in the Algerian Civil war between various Islamist groups and the govt also had years with 20,000 civilian deaths and years with deaths about 2000.

Posted by: lord garth || 09/25/2019 15:31 Comments || Top||

#8  IMO, what Afghanistan (and the entire Dar) needs is a good plague.
They have Islam, isn't that worse? The plague at least will kill you.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/25/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||

#9  ^I'm thinking of what's good for us.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 15:52 Comments || Top||


Nearly Half of Afghan Women Want to Leave Country: Gallup
24 September
How are you going to keep them down on the farm, once they know about gay Paree?
[ToloNews] More Afghans than ever would like to leave their country permanently if possible, survey reveals.

As Afghanistan prepares for its third presidential election since the fall of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
regime in 2001, a new survey by US analytics and advisory company Gallup reports that a record number of Afghans -- including nearly half of the Afghan women -- would rather be someplace else, leaving their war-torn country permanently if they could.

The survey shows that life in Afghanistan in 2018 was, on many levels, worse than at any point in the past decade. Afghans felt less safe, struggled more to find work and afford the basics, and rated their lives worse than anyone else on the planet.
All about feelings, not physical reality.
Underscoring their desperation in this environment, more Afghans than ever also said they would like to leave their country permanently if they could -- and join the mass exodus that has taken place in the country since 2015, according to the survey.

In the midst of the deadliest year for Afghan civilians since the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
began documenting casualties--and as millions of Afghans also grappled with food insecurity--a record-high 41% of Afghans said they would move to another country permanently if they could.

Afghans’ desire to migrate has increased in every region of the country within the past two years, but it is highest in South-Western Afghanistan, where the Taliban have retaken control and where severe drought has driven many Afghans deeper into poverty and food insecurity, the survey says, adding that a slim majority in the South-Western region (52%) said they would like to move away permanently if they could.

According to the survey, the percentage of Afghan women who say they would like to move has nearly tripled since 2016, and for the first time, significantly more women (47%) than men (35%) want to leave.

The survey reveals that Afghans who say they would like to move to another country are most likely to name Germany (19%) and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(19%), the two countries where Afghan refugees make up the second-largest refugee populations after Syrians, as their preferred destination.

Moreover, it shows that the US, which is often the No. 1 desired destination for most of the world’s potential migrants colonists, is the next-most mentioned after the first two, with 12% saying they would like to move there.
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#1  Tragic dirt...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 3:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Well, I am looking for new tenants for my apartment downstairs...
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:33 Comments || Top||

#3  "Pathans just don't appreciate women" - Harry Flashman
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 09/25/2019 4:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Islam is right about women?
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/25/2019 7:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Women with opinions were actually FOUND in Taliban area's? And the pollsters were allowed to operate there?
Posted by: Charles || 09/25/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#6  And do those Afghan women want to bring their husbands and family along when they leave?
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/25/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||


Rewind Photos 2001: CIA photos show initial days of Afghanistan operations after 9/11
21 September
[KhaamaPress] The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States has been publishing photos which purportedly show the beginning of CIA operatives’ operation in Afghanistan after 9/11.
Some photos can be seen at the link, though it is not clear they are from the tweets in question.
CIA started publishing the photos on 19th of September, apparently coinciding with the first operation conducted by the operatives of CIA, just 8 days after the 9/11 incident.

In a Twitter post published on 19th of September 2019, CIA stated "9/19/01: Eight days after 9/11, CIA officers pick up $3 million cash in three cardboard boxes. This money would enable the Northern Alliance (NA) commanders to pay their troops and convince other tribes to rally to the NA rather than fight them."

CIA posted another picture on Twitter with the caption "9/20/01: The first full day of travel for team JAWBREAKER. It would take them six days in total to arrive in Afghanistan. Once there, they would no longer be able to rely on modern modes of transportation to navigate the steep Afghan hills and valleys. #15Days"

Furthermore, CIA posted another picture on its official Twitter account earlier this evening with the caption stating "CIA officers on team JAWBREAKER brought many different skills with them, including fluency in Russian, Dari, and Farsi, which would help them forge relationships necessary to acquire food, supplies, and intelligence critical to finding senior al-Qa’ida leaders."

Nearly 3,000 people bit the dust after the al-Qaeda Death Eaters launched a series of coordinated attacks against the United States on 11 of September 2001.
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#1  CIA started publishing the photos on 19th of September, apparently coinciding with the first operation conducted by the operatives of CIA, just 8 days after the 9/11 incident.

8 days? When was it known who was responsible for 911?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/25/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Houthis was able to hit Saudi Aramco facilities because of ‘weak’ US missile defense: Rouhani
[ALMASDARNEWS] Iranian President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
said Tuesday that the 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...
s were able to hit Soddy Arabia
Continued on Page 49
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#1  nah, that would be weak saudi defense
Posted by: chris || 09/25/2019 13:28 Comments || Top||

#2  If the Houthi want credit , Attack them so severely that they will not want to take credit any more.Then take revenge on Iran.
Posted by: Bill Borgia6417 || 09/25/2019 13:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Can't wait to see how that S-400 system does when the IDF goes after Iran.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/25/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey may purchase Russia’s Su-57 stealth fighter under favorable terms
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
may buy Russia’s Su-57 fighters on favorable terms, speaker for the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Mustafa Sentop, said.

"Why not? Of course, every country has a need for the defence industry, if necessary, Turkey can use it for the defence industry. This, remember, happened with the S-400, we bought the S-400 [air defence missile systems]. Turkey can buy some weapons for its defence only on favourable terms, they may be bought from Russia, or from some other third countries," Sentop said in response to a question from Sputnik.

During his visit to the MAKS-2019 international air and space show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow last month, Turkey’s President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
watched aerobatics performed by Russian Su-35, Su-57 and MiG-35 jets.

Mr. Erdogan then told the media that Su-35s or Su-57s could replace Lockheed’s F-35s after their delivery was blocked by Washington following Turkey’s decision to purchase Russia’s S-400 air defence system.

Earlier this year, the US kicked Turkey off its F-35 programme after Ankara bought S-400s from Russia. The US claimed that S-400 batteries could pose a security and intelligence threat to the F-35.

Turkey slammed the US decision as unlawful. Some US politicians even urged President Trump to impose sanctions on Turkey over its S-400 deal with Russia.

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#1  Turkey may buy Russia’s Su-57 fighters on favorable terms...

So they're going without the service contract? Cheap bastards.
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Many analysts doubt that Russia can produce more than 2 or 3 SU-57 Jets per year given the constraints of financing, engineering, etc.

Since Russia will want to keep most of the new stuff for themselves, this acquisition is definitely a long term proposition for Turkey.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/25/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Why the f--- is Turkey still in NATO? "Hug your enemies closer"?
Posted by: Lex || 09/25/2019 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  When they put together NATO they didn't have any provisions in there for kicking anyone out.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 09/25/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Oh goodie. More targets!
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 12:03 Comments || Top||

#6  #3,4 Why the f*ck there is still NATO?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Beats me. Should have been disbanded in 1990
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 12:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Looking forward to one of these crashing in the mountains and winding up in Nevada...
Posted by: Iblis || 09/25/2019 14:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Perhaps Turkey can hand one of these and a S-400
over for a few days,for us to get a look at what makes them tic? The least a CURRENT member of NATO can do.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 09/25/2019 20:42 Comments || Top||

#10  LOL, don't hold yer breath. Thank God they didn't get an F-35
Posted by: Frank G || 09/25/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
FO rejects Indian army chief's statement on Balakot, calls it a tactic to mislead international community
See also Dro66046’s submission on Page 1 for the Indian response.
[DAWN] The Foreign Office on Tuesday rejected a statement by Indian army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, in which he had claimed that a terrorist camp in Balakot had been "reactivated".

"Indian allegations that Pakistain is [trying to] infiltrate [the border] are an attempt to divert the international community's attention from the grave violations in occupied Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
," said a statement released by the Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal.
Continued on Page 49
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Erdogan calls for dialogue to end Kashmir dispute
[DAWN] Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
on Tuesday called for a solution through dialogue for the Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
dispute between Pakistain and India.

In his address at the UN General Assembly session in New York, Erdogan criticised the international community for failing to pay attention to the Kashmir conflict, which, he said, awaits solution for 72 years.

The president said the stability and prosperity of South Asia cannot be separated from the Kashmir issue.

"In order for the Kashmiri people to look at a safe future together with their Pak and Indian neighbors, it is imperative to solve the problem through dialogue and on the basis of justice and equity, but not through collision," said Erdogan.

"Despite the resolutions adopted, [India-occupied] Kahsmir is still besieged and eight million people are stuck in Kashmir," he said.

"The invasions, conflicts and terrorist activities for almost four decades in Afghanistan have led to instability in the region," he said while talking about the region.

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#1  This mutherfucker really believes he's a big boy on the world stage don't he.
Posted by: chris || 09/25/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||


PM Imran highlights plight of 8 million Kashmiris, expresses disappointment over world's indifference
[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
on Tuesday highlighted the plight of eight million Kashmiris who are suffering "in an open jail" under a lockdown in India-Indian Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
e and warned against the possible massacre of residents once the curfew is lifted.

The India-occupied region has been facing a clampdown since August 5, when the Indian government revoked Article 370 of the Indian constitution, stripping it of it’s special status.

Thousands of people, mostly politicians, have also been reportedly detained or arrested since the move.

The premier, during a presser in New York, shared his conversations with various people he met in the city who had relayed to him their stories of not being able to contact their relatives and family members.

"We know of mass arrests. We know that the entire leadership of Kashmir ‐ even those leaders who were pro-India ‐ are now in jails, somewhere in India.

"We know that young people, boys have been picked up. We know that [even] hospitals aren't functioning," he said.

"My whole point of coming here was to highlight this. This is unprecedented in this day and age."

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#1  Imran's got a point. Never have I heard of such a harsh and brutal injustice that I cared so little about.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/25/2019 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  But... but... Led Zeppelin did a song about Kashmir! Or was it cashmere?
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 6:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Why would India arrest the pro-Indian pols?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/25/2019 23:08 Comments || Top||


Pakistan’s ISI Trained Al-Qaida: Imran Khan
24 September
[ToloNews] Prime Minister Khan has spoken to Trump, Khalilzad about Afghan grinding of the peace processor.

Pakistain’s Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
in an interview at the Council on Foreign Relations In New York on Monday admitted that Pakistain’s Inter-Services Intelligence
...the Pak military intelligence agency that controls the military -- heads of ISI typically get promoted into the Chief of Army Staff position. It serves as a general command center for favored turban groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, tries to influence the politix of neighboring countries, and carries out a (usually) low-level war against India in Kashmir...
(ISI) trained al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups to fight in Afghanistan.
...and they are still doing so.
Although it is common knowledge that the Pak military, with the support of the United States, trained the so-called mujahedeen who fought Soviet troops in Afghanistan, it is the first time that any Pak leader has directly confirmed publicly that al-Qaeda was among those groups.

"The Pak Army, ISI, trained al-Qaeda and all these groups to fight in Afghanistan. There were always links--there had to be links, because they trained them," said the prime minister in a candid conversation in which he offered a historical context for the regional culture, and conflict.

"The resistance was organized by Pak ISI training these krazed killers, who were invited from all over the Moslem world to do jihad against the Soviet Union. And so we created these krazed killer groups to fight the Soviets," Khan said, continuing: "They were indoctrinated that fighting foreign occupation is jihad. But now, when the US arrived in Afghanistan, it was supposed to be terrorism. So Pakistain took a real battering in this."
But despite the battering, the ISI kept standing up units, training them, supplying them, paying them, and giving them orders to attack thus and such targets in India and Afghanistan. The confession does not end on with 9/11, dude.
Khan offered to get involved with the political solution for peace in Afghanistan after the US-Taliban
...Arabic for students...
talks broke down in early September.
A political solution can only follow when the fighters are no longer supported in their fighting...
"There’s not going to be a military solution. For nineteen years if you have not been able to succeed, you’re not going to be able to succeed in another nineteen years." Khan said, adding: "there needs to be some sort of a peace deal. There has to be a political settlement."
“Pay us off, then go away, leaving us to enjoy our Afghan hinterland in case we actually lose our ongoing war against Hinjoo India,” Khan added. “Then you will no longer be attacked by our sock puppets on our orders. Should they choose to go rogue like Al Qaeda did on 9/11, however, that cannot possibly be our fault.”
Khan said that for the nearly 13 months that he has been prime minister, he has sought peace with Afghanistan.
He sought a very special kind of Afghan peace, though, the kind where peace means “Surrender, infidel!”
On US and Taliban peace talks, Khan lamented the last-minute scuttling of the deal by US President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
, and wished Pakistain had been consulted; however, the Trump Administration has been responsive to Khan’s recent overtures. The US’s special envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, met with Khan Sunday to brief him on the details of the nine rounds of US-Taliban peace talks in Doha, and the US White House reported that President Donald Trump also had a meeting with Khan on Monday to discuss Afghanistan.
“Nice country ya got there, Khanny baby — be a shame if something happened to it...”
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International-UN-NGOs
New UN report on combating anti-Semitism warns phenomenon ‘toxic’ to societies
[IsraelTimes] A new UN report on combating anti-Semitism has warned that the phenomenon is on the rise in the world, particularly among white supremacists and Islamists, and is "toxic" to societies in which it allowed to proliferate. It urged governments to act to curb hatred through outreach and education.

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon on Monday praised the report, and particularly what he said was its "determination" that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) "encourages anti-Semitism" ‐ though the document actually made no such claim.

The report by the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief, Ahmed Shaheed, said that anti-Semitic incidents were on the rise in several countries that follow such trends, creating "a climate of fear among a substantial number of Jews, impairing their right to manifest their religion."

It warned that "anti-Semitism, if left unchecked by governments, poses risks not only to Jews, but also to members of other minority communities" because it is "toxic to democracy... and threatens all societies in which it goes unchallenged."

The report also said the issue has received "scant attention as a human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
issue" and noted that "in many states anti-Semitic harassment is significantly under-reported."

It urged nations to "identify, document, and prohibit" incidents of anti-Semitic hate crimes, to grow government outreach to Jewish communities and to work on education and awareness programs to stop the spread of hateful views.

As for the causes behind the rise in anti-Semitism, the rapporteur cited growing use of anti-Semitic tropes by white supremacists, neo-Nazi
...adherents of a philosophy that was seen even at the time as pure evil, which makes them either consciously and purely evil, or attention-seeking ratbags. Pick one, or both....
s and radical Islamists; and it took note of reports "left-wing anti-Semitism" in various countries, "in which individuals claiming to hold anti-racist and anti-imperialist views employ anti-Semitic narratives or tropes in the course of expressing anger at policies or practices of the Government of Israel."

The report went on to say it "notes claims that the objectives, activities and effects of the Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) movement are fundamentally antisemitic." However it went on to note that "these allegations are rejected by the BDS movement."

Possibly misreading this statement, Israel’s mission to the UN said the report "stresses" that the BDS movement is one of the chief causes of rising anti-Semitism and is "fundamentally anti-Semitic."

Israeli envoy Danon said in a statement: "We welcome the publication of an unprecedented report on behalf of world nations against the phenomenon of anti-Semitism. The report is another example of the change in the UN [attitude] towards Israel and the determination that the BDS movement encourages anti-Semitism is an important statement by the UN."

He added: "Anti-Semitism has no place in our society, and must be denunciated everywhere."

In late August the UN’s anti-racism committee criticized Paleostinian authorities, calling on them to act against "racist hate speech and hate crimes," including incitement to violence against Israelis and Jews.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) in a report on the Paleostinians said it was concerned about "hate speech in certain media outlets, especially those controlled by Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood,, social media, public officials’ statements and school curricula and textbooks, which fuels hatred and may incite violence, particularly hate speech against Israelis, which at times also fuels anti-Semitism."

The report marked the first time the panel had criticized Paleostinian officials, according to UN Watch, a Geneva-based organization that addressed the session leading to the report.

Earlier in the month during a review of the "State of Paleostine," some delegates at the committee referred to examples of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish content in Paleostinian textbooks and state-owned media outlets.
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#1  Guess it's time to deploy the mighty Blue Helmet Brigade, right?
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:23 Comments || Top||

#2  I just looked it up - the word 'Rapporteur' is French for 'useless douchebag'.
Posted by: Raj || 09/25/2019 4:25 Comments || Top||

#3  It's called 'Bad Luck'(tm)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/25/2019 8:32 Comments || Top||

#4  If Obama was Prez, this report would have said that Jews cause antisemitism.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/25/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#5  this report would have said that Jews cause antisemitism

Of course Jews cause antisemitism: "Nothing succeeds like success in causing resentment".
Look up how the "cognitive elites" treat Asians.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 12:14 Comments || Top||

#6  "cognitive elites"?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/25/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||


At UN, Trump calls on Mideast nations to fully normalize ties with Israel
The half hour video can be seen here. See also the Pakistani perspective on his speech here.
[IsraelTimes] President says sanctions against Iran will be tightened, not lifted, until it changes behavior, ends ’fanatical quest’ for nukes; also stresses US wants ’partners, not adversaries’.

US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
on Tuesday urged Middle Eastern nations to fully normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, while maintaining that crippling US sanctions imposed on Iran
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#1 
Because the US won't be defending you all for all that much longer and you know Israel is the only one in the region capable of putting up a decent fight against Iran.
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/25/2019 15:57 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
BDS movement calls for action ‘to end Israel's climate apartheid against Palestinians'
[Twitchy]
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/25/2019 08:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cause it's so easier to make it 10 degrees hotter a mile away...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/25/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Those darn juices and their weather controlling devices!!!
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/25/2019 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Did halliburton sell them one?
Posted by: chris || 09/25/2019 13:23 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Trump accuses Iran of 'blood lust' in UN speech but says there is path to peace
The Israeli perspective on the speech can be seen here, along with a video of the entire thing.
[DAWN] US President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
on Tuesday denounced Iran's "blood lust" and called on other nations to join the United States to pressure 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
after attacks on Saudi oil facilities but said there is a path to peace.

"We want partners, not adversaries," Trump said in an address to the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
General Assembly annual gathering of world leaders.

In his third annual appearance at the United Nations, Trump offered a more subdued tone compared to the bombast of his previous speeches to the UN in 2017 and 2018, looking to convey a more reassuring presence as he asks Americans for a second term next year despite a fresh push for his impeachment among some Democrats.

While offering his habitual defence of national illusory sovereignty, Trump tempered his language toward Iran, stressing the US desire for peaceful relations with all and calling for collective, rather than unilateral, action. "America's knows that while anyone can make war, only the most courageous can choose peace," he said.

The September 14 attacks in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
have rattled the Middle East and raised concerns about a broader war. Trump has shown restraint in the crisis, holding back from military retaliation despite pressure from conservative hawks, at least for now.

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#1  Fantastic Speech!
My words Exactly!.
Posted by: newc || 09/25/2019 5:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry, Donny Boy, you're wrong. Takes two to peace and only one to war.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/25/2019 12:08 Comments || Top||



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