sometimes this policy is called 'wet foot no, dry foot yes'
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
07/18/2021 8:19 Comments ||
Importers of leftist ideas and reliable left voters, they'll take in all that will come. Anyone on the other side of that coin, not so much. I think a lot of the same dynamic is in play with the foot dragging on bringing Afghans who helped the US in the Stan. Those people are not radical pisslam friendly.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/18/2021 9:55 Comments ||
[ToloNews] Acting Minister of Defense Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi on Saturday said that the Afghan people and the government will not allow the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... to takeover the country through military pressure.
He said that losing territory during the war is a natural phenomenon, but territory never determines the fate of the conflict.
"The Taliban will not reach to their goals through violence. They only add to the pain and suffering of our people. But they will not reach to their evil goal. We are fully committed to defend Afghanistan," said Mohammadi.
Mohammadi made the remarks during the graduation ceremony of 135 Afghan Special Force members in Kabul. The new officers will soon be deployed to the frontlines.
Congratulations, gentlemen, and happy hunting. Goodness knows your prey is plentiful these days.
"We will not allow anyone to rule our country and soil until we are alive," said a newly Special Force graduate Sayed Tawala.
"The Afghan people must be assured," said Sakina, a Special Force officer.
The graduation comes at a time that the Taliban have taken over 200 districts in the past two months.
"Losing territory or a geography during war is a normal thing. Everyone knows that territory is being exchanged during the war, but it does not determine the main thing," said Mohammadi.
"We will defend till last drop our blood and will not permit the enemy to get to its evil objective," said Khaled Amiri, the commander of Special Forces of the Afghan National Army (ANA).
Violence dramatically increased in Afghanistan following the US announcement of withdrawing its forces from the country by August 31st.
[KhaamaPress] Afghanistan's Caped PresidentAshraf Ghani ...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money... in his speech in Regional connectivity, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Uzbekistani capital Tashkent said Pakistain is acting opposite its commitment over being opposed to the military takeover of the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... Ghani said that the organizations who support the Taliban together with the Taliban celebrate the destruction of Assets of the Afghan people by the Taliban.
President Ghani who was talking right in front of Pakistain’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree... said, as per intelligence estimations, there has been an influx of 10 thousand Jihadi fighters who have crossed borders from Pakistain into Afghanistan to fight along with the Taliban.
Ghani asked Pakistain to use its influence and leverage over the Taliban and get them to sit at the negotiating table.
Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan in his turn denied the allegations. No, no! Certainly not! by President Ghani and added that Pakistain is the only country that is suffering the most from the turmoil going on in Afghanistan.
The last thing Pakistain wants is more conflict in Afghanistan, said Khan.
Imran Khan further added that short of military action against the Taliban and Pakistain, the country has done everything to get the Taliban on the dialogue table. He called it unfair to be blamed for what is going on in Afghanistan.
President Ghani in his speech accused the Taliban of breaching their commitments made in Doha to not attack major cities. He called on the Taliban to sit at the negotiating table to prevent Afghanistan enters an acute war like Iraq, Algeria, Syria, 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, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that... , and other countries.
[KhaamaPress] Out of roughly 20 thousand Afghan interpreters and other jobholders who have applied for SIV, 2,500 of them are planned to be evacuated directly to the United States within days.
After immense pressure from politicians within the US, veterans groups, and refugee organizations on the Joe Biden crime family administration ...knaves, footpads, and adjusters employed by the Biden Crime Family. They leave a trail of havoc everywhere they turn their attention, be it the nation's borders, the Keystone XL Pipeline, or epidemics, sometimes on purpose, most times through sheer arrogant ineptitude. They learnt this stuff in college, you know... to take acute actions for protecting Afghan interpreters, the administration ultimately decided to vacate 2,500 Afghans directly to the US and 10 thousand others to US overseas military bases or to a third country.
The eligible people for the direct flight to the US are the applicants whose security vetting is cleared, a State Department spokesperson told NBC.
The spokesperson added, shortly after their arrival and completing their medical check-ups their immigration status will be adjusted so they can be eligible for refugee resettlement benefits along with their families.
The mentioned number of Afghan interpreters is purportedly intended to be flown out in chartered civilian planes.
Joe The Big Guy Biden ...46th president of the U.S. We hold these truths to be self-evident. All men and women created ... by the — you know — you know, the thing... was not expected to make a decision as such but he apparently took the action after the security situation deteriorated in Afghanistan recently.
As per the information of the State Department, half of 20,000 SIV applicants are still in the initial stages and are required to take action before the US government processes their cases.
[Garowe] For seven months, the United States has slowed down operations against al-Shabaab ...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda... snuffies in Somalia, in a strategy that has been widely criticized by local stakeholders, who believe the efforts of US Africa Command were still needed to eradicate the turbans.
On Jan. 19, a U.S. aircraft opened fire on a vehicle driving near Jamaame, Somalia, killing a commander of the Islamist turban group al-Shabaab, the local al Qaeda affiliate, which has been a thorn in the flesh for the fragile nation, still fighting for stability, three decades later.
That mission and another the same day brought to 203 the number of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s former President Donald Trump ...Oh, noze! Not him!... carried out in Somalia during his term in office, according to military records. On Jan. 20, Joe The Big Guy Biden ...46th president of the U.S. You're a lyin' dog-faced pony soldier... was sworn in as president. Since then, there hasn’t been a single U.S. airstrike on al-Shabaab.
The U.S. war against al-Shabaab, conducted largely behind a veil of secrecy since 2007, remains in limbo as Mr. Biden weighs his national-security priorities and wrestles with the last-minute decisions of his predecessor.
"We’re committed to Somalia," said a senior U.S. official as quoted by the Wall Street Journal, a leading US publication. "What exactly that will look like is still under discussion."
Close to 700 US troops who were responsible for among others, training and equipping Special Forces besides helping in aerial surveillance, left Somalia without a structured plan. A number of them were repositioned in Kenya and Djibouti.
But the burden now seems to be shifting to the Somali National Army [SNA] and African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... Mission Forces [AMISOM], who are set to leave Somalia upon full implementation of the Somali Transition Plan [STP]. They are expected to hand over security responsibilities to SNA by the end of 2021.
The US Africa Command top general, Stephen Townsend recently told the US Senate that "Al-Shabaab is still a dangerous entity in Somalia but we are weighing for strategies on how we shall bounce back and help in defeating the group".
However, a lie repeated often enough remains a lie... he did not highlight the exact plans despite reports from the Department of Defense that Biden has already written a proposal to them, suggesting deployment of Special Forces to Somalia, to help in fighting the turbans.
As a short-term strategy, however, the US has already dispatched Special Forces to Kenya's northeastern region, where they are helping Kenya Defense Forces [KDF] in tracing and killing the turbans. The troops are currently stationed in Wajir, a county in northeastern Kenya where al-Shabaab frequently wages attacks.
Besides Somalia, al-Shabaab has often crossed over to Kenya where it wages persistent attacks, especially in Mandera, Wajir, Garissa, and Lamu. In January 2020, the United States army was attacked in Manda Bay base by the turbans.
Al-Shabaab still controls large swathes of rural central and southern Somalia, but they have been significantly weakened in their strong bases such as Middle and Lower Jubba. There are close to 7,000 active al-Shabaab fighters in the country.
[Rudaw] Finland has repatriated about 30 of its 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) affiliated nationals from northeast Syria (Rojava) and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... , including a woman and her children who were returned on Friday, a special envoy from the Finnish foreign ministry told Rudaw English on Saturday.
"Finland has so far repatriated ca. 30 individuals that were kept in al-Hol camp: 10 children and 3 mothers were handed over by NES authorities," said Jussi Tanner said, referring to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES).
The others were brought back via Turkey: "approximately one dozen children and 4 mothers first escaped al-Hol in 2019-2020 and were repatriated by the foreign service of Finland via Turkey," he added.
Tanner refused to provide the exact number of those repatriated "in order to protect the privacy of the children."
He led a Finnish delegation that arrived in Rojava on Wednesday and returned to Finland on Friday, taking with them an ISIS-affiliated Finnish woman and her two children who had been held at Roj camp, according to Kurdish authorities and a Finnish statement.
"The mother of the two children was also repatriated. It was not possible to repatriate only the children. In all official activities, priority has been given to the best interests of the child," Helsinki stated on Friday, adding it plans to bring home the remaining children still held in Rojava camps "as soon as possible."
Rojava authorities handed over 10 Belgian children and six women, who were their mothers, to Brussels on Thursday.
According to Helsinki, there are still nearly 900 European citizens — 600 children and 300 women — in Rojava’s camps, including several Finns.
[Iran Press TV] Iraq’s Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq resistance movement says the Iraqi government is not entitled to keep any foreign forces in the country without the authorization of the country’s parliament, stressing that the American forces’ presence in Iraq runs counter to the Arab country’s constitution."The presence of American troops in Iraq is a clear violation of the Iraqi constitution," Mahmoud al-Rubaie, front man of the resistance movement’s political bureau, told Iran’s Tasnim news agency.
"Furthermore, there is no agreement or approval for the presence of these forces in Iraq from the parliament of Iraq, as a country with a parliamentary system, and the government has no right to keep any foreign troops on the Iraqi soil without the consent of the parliament," al-Rubaei said.
He pointed out that the incumbent Iraqi government has admitted, unlike previous governments, that the US forces are neither training nor advisory forces, but rather, they belong to the US Army’s Ground Force, who have committed a series of crimes in Iraq.
"Among the crimes committed by the American forces in Iraq, we can mention the biggest, which is the martyrdom of the commanders of victory," al-Rubaei said.
He was making a reference to the US liquidation of 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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... ’s top anti-terror commander, General Qassem Soleimani , along with deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, at Baghdad International Airport in January 2020, after which Iraq’s Parliament passed a law demanding the expulsion of all US-led forces.
[SHAFAQ] Metro Center for Journalists Rights and Advocacy demanded on Saturday holding a public trial for the defendants involved in the liquidation of the Iraqi security expert, Hisham al-Hashemi. The center said that a public trial will reveal the identity of parties behind the liquidation, adding, "it will deter whoever, individuals or parties supporting them, from committing such crimes."
"Impunity contributed to a horrific surge of liquidations that neutralized hundreds of the best intellectuals, civil activists, journalists, and protestors who took the streets to seek a homeland."
Iraqi state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
aired a video on Friday in which a police officer said he led a group that bumped off well-known analyst and government advisor Hisham al-Hashemi a year ago outside his home in Baghdad.
Hashemi, who had advised the authorities on defeating Sunni MoslemIslamic 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.... Death Eaters and curbing the influence of the pro-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 JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... Shi’ite militias, was rubbed out on July 6, 2020, in a rare high-profile killing in the Iraqi capital.
In the video broadcast by Iraqiya state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
a man in a brown jail jumpsuit identifies himself as Ahmed al-Kinani, 36, a police first lieutenant working with the interior ministry.
In brief comments, Kinani described how he led a group of four other suspects, who are still on the lam, to track down and kill Hashemi.
"I pulled my police pistol and shot four bullets into him," Kinani said, without giving a motive for the killing.
A government statement on Friday described the officer as a member of "rouge group" without naming it, and said his confession had been witnessed by a judge in the presence of the suspect's lawyer.
"We promised to capture Hisham al-Hashemi's killers. We fulfilled that promise," Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi wrote on Twitter shortly before the video was shown on state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
No one had grabbed credit for Hashemi's killing, which took place in the Zayouna district of eastern Baghdad and came at a time of rising tension between Kadhimi's government and powerful Iran-backed militias and political parties who oppose him and accuse him of siding with the United States.
The New York Times gets such a thrill from revealing the secrets of their enemies, like Israel and America.
[IsraelTimes] Israel has continued to allow cyber-surveillance companies to secretly work with Saudi 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. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century... , despite the killing of dissident journalist beloved martyr of journalism Jamal Khashoggi ......who was simultaneously a very well paid Washington Post columnist and a long time propagandist for the Moslem Brotherhood and Al Qaeda — he died while on the 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... i payroll, but previously wrote at the behest of then-Saudi intel chief Prince Turki al-Faisal...... , The New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... reports.
Citing government officials and other sources familiar with the matter, the newspaper says controversial private intelligence firm NSO Group cut ties with Saudi Arabia after Khashoggi’s 2018 killing in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
However, alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk... the Israeli government encouraged it and two other firms to keep working with the Saudis. A fourth firm wasn also reportedly given a license to work with Saudi Arabia.
According to the report, one of the firms given permission by the Defense Ministry to work with Saudi Arabia is named Candiru. On Thursday, Microsoft said it issued a software update to block spy tools developed by the firm that were allegedly used to snoop on over 100 people worldwide, including dissidents, activists and journalists.
The other two firms named in the report that have licenses to work with Saudi Arabia are Verint and Quadream, the latter of which was said to have begun working with Riyadh following the Khashoggi killing.
The Defense Ministry tells the Times in response that it will revoke the license of any company whose wares are used to violate human rights ...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty... , while declining to discuss specific licenses it has issued.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/18/2021 00:00 ||
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Microsoft said it issued a software update to block spy tools
[BenarNews] Indonesian police said Friday that one of two suspected Eastern Indonesia Mujahideen (MIT) Death Eaters killed in a security raid in Central Sulawesi province this week was the group’s second-most senior member who initially had been misidentified.
The slain suspect was Muhammad Busra, or 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... , not Ahmad Gazali, provincial police front man Didik Supranoto said.
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Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/18/2021 00:00 ||
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