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Number of murders in US rose by almost a third in 2020
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-Land of the Free
The number of murders in the US rose by around 30 percent in 2020 over the previous year
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Y'all keep votin' Democrat now. And defund the police.
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336101 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Unexpectedly!
Posted by: Raj || 09/28/2021 0:30 Comments || Top||


An here I was thinking everybody died only from the C-19. Not flu, and not 1 of the other 5 or 6 other normal majors causes in 2020. ☺

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/28/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Border agents nab US citizen allegedly attempting to smuggle $600,000 of cocaine

US citizens were apprehended nearly seven times more often than Mexican citizens between October 2020 and March 31
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 8:44 Comments || Top||

#4  FBI data shows large increase in murders in 2020 nationwide
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 8:46 Comments || Top||

#5  So you have a bunch of pissed off people forced to sit around with nothing to do. What happens? Nothing good.
(Idle hands, and all that.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/28/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#6  So you have a bunch of pissed off people forced to sit around with nothing to do.

Legalize pot, and they'll just sit around and giggle.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 11:19 Comments || Top||

No One From Afghanistan Will Address UNGA, Italy won’t recognize Tqlib gov’t
[ToloNews] No representative from Afghanistan will address the annual high-level U.N. General Assembly in New York after the ambassador for the government ousted by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
- who was due to speak on Monday - withdrew his name.

The move comes amid competing claims for Afghanistan's U.N. seat in New York after the Taliban seized power last month.

Taliban Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi last week asked to address the gathering of world leaders at the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
and nominated the Islamist group's Doha-based front man Suhail Shaheen as Afghanistan's U.N. ambassador.

Ghulam Isaczai is the current U.N. ambassador, who represents Afghanistan's government ousted by the Taliban, and has also asked to renew his accreditation. He was scheduled to address the final day of the high-level U.N. gathering on Monday, but withdrew late on Sunday, diplomats said.

Isaczai did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Rival claims have also been made for Myanmar's U.N. seat after a military coup in February ousted the elected government. No representative from Myanmar will address the high-level General Assembly meeting. read more

U.N. accreditation issues are dealt with by a nine-member committee, whose members include the United States, China and Russia. It traditionally meets in October or November.

Until a decision is made by the credentials committee on both Afghanistan and Myanmar, Isaczai and Myanmar's U.N. envoy representing the ousted government, Kyaw Moe Tun, will remain in the seats, according to the General Assembly rules.

Impossible for us to recognize Taliban: Italian FM

[KhaamaPress] The foreign minister of Italia Luigi Di Maio strongly reacted to the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s caretaker cabinet and said that it is impossible for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to be recognized by them.

Miao who was speaking on Sunday, September 26 said that at least 17 acting ministers of the Taliban are so-called "terrorists" and it is literally impossible for them to recognize their government.

It has been nearly 45 days since the Taliban takeover but has not been recognized by any nation of the world yet.

The Italian foreign minister said that the Taliban are accused of human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
violations which will not be recognized but added that the people of Afghanistan should be provided financial support by the international community.

Miao added that the world must get together to prevent an influx of refugees that will destabilize the regional countries and terrorism in the country.

It comes as the deputy minister of information and culture and spokesperson of the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid has said that they will soon be recognized as they are in contact with the UN.

Respect for women and human rights, establishing inclusive government, not allowing Afghanistan to become safe haven of terrorism are the preconditions for the recognition set by the international community.

The Taliban has so far implemented none of these but has been promising to be doing so.

Turkey Will Work with Taliban If They Are Recognized: Erdogan
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  Sounds awfully Islamophobic to me.
Posted by: Tom || 09/28/2021 8:49 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
South Sudanese oil exports resume after an agreement between Khartoum and protesters who blocked pipelines in Port Sudan
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

#1  The Hadendawa (the English Fuzzy-Wuzzies) win a big one.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/28/2021 9:06 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Tunisia’s President Saied is coming under growing pressure to tackle the country’s economic troubles
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336070 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Waiting to side in the Morocco/Algeria conflict?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 7:59 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Wagner PMC starts recruiting for their mission in Mali
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
by Vera Kasian

[LBUA] Wagner the Russian private military company is recruiting militants to carry out a mission in the African country of Mali. At the same time, natives of Ukraine, in particular residents of the occupied territories of Crimea and Donbas, are not taken on this task.

Relevant ads began to appear in publics associated with the APC in the social network "VKontakte," reports the BBC.
Here is one of their ads on Youtube. Slickly done, IMO. Almost made me want to apply. Almost.
To perform the "mission" recruit very different professionals: translators from French, health instructors, surgeons, therapists, general practitioners, engineers, cooks, drivers. All military specialties are especially in demand: sappers, miners, operators and mechanics of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Georgian citizens are also not admitted to the PMC. It is specified that neither natives of the self-proclaimed "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Lugansk People's Republic," nor residents of the Russian-annexed Crimea will be able to enroll in Wagner, which "causes some indignation among many participants in hostilities in eastern Ukraine."

According to the BBC, the recruitment of ready to go to Africa PMC has been conducting since August at the Molkino test site in the Krasnodar Territory. Some of the military have already left for Mali.

Earlier, the London newspaper Times, citing diplomatic sources, reported that a contingent of 1,000 Russian mercenaries would go to Mali under an agreement between Wagner PMC and the military that seized power in the African republic.

After that, France, Germany and Estonia, whose peacekeepers are also in the country, said they would withdraw their troops from Mali if there was a Russian Wagner PMC.

The EU is also talking about severing relations with Mali in the event of a contract with the APC.

During the UN General Assembly session in New York, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed that the Mali authorities had contracted with Wagner .

At the same time, the interim Prime Minister of Mali, Shogel Kokalla Maiga, explained that the country is cooperating with the PMC due to the reduction of France's military presence in this African country.

The former French colony of Mali is one of the largest and poorest countries in Africa. The country has no access to the sea, much of its territory is occupied by the Sahara Desert. The population professes Islam.

In May this year, the Malian military arrested interim President Ba Ndao, Prime Minister Moktar Uan and Defense Minister General Suleiman Dukure. The reason was the refusal of the president and prime minister to include in the transitional government Colonels Modibo Kone and Sadio Kamaru, active participants in last year's military coup.

In July, Mali's transitional president, Colonel Assimi Goytu, who came to power after the May military coup, was assassinated.

Mali is not the only new African country where mercenaries from Russia may appear in the near future. After Libya, Sudan and the CAR, where they have been for a long time.

In early September, according to the BBC, political scientists working with Prigogine were to prepare several analytical notes analyzing the situation in neighboring Mali's Guinea.

A military coup also took place in this African country on September 5. President Alpha Conde was taken into custody and Colonel Mamadou Dumbuya came to power.

St. Petersburg businessman and Putin's "cook" Yevgeny Prigogine is called the creator of Wagner's PMC.

Posted by: badanov || 09/28/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So, Mali as a staging area for control of the east coast countries?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Wagner = Russian military ghost soldiers with plausible deniability?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/28/2021 10:14 Comments || Top||

Blue States Ask American Taxpayers to Subsidize Housing for Poor Afghans
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 06:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336083 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can see the ads
"Do you really want your new Afghan neighbor 'entertaining' your pre-teen son in some falling apart old house?"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 8:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Son to mom and dad: "Mom? Dad? Our new neighbors are having a Bacha Bazi party and want me to come over. Can I go?" "What's a Bacha Bazi party?" "I dunno but it sounds like fun and a new cultural experience."
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/28/2021 9:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Bacha Bazi - in case you didn't know...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/28/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Prepare To Be Culturally Enriched!
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/28/2021 12:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Bacha Bazi...that's that yard game they use mallets to put balls in holes, right? Definitely need money for good property then. Lots of trees, too. I know, a study for the right kind of trees.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/28/2021 17:59 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ Speaking of trees... so much for the "Will there be cake?" decision tree (which I really liked, and still do, even if it hasn't aged very well).
Posted by: Lampedusa Sinatra8304 || 09/28/2021 18:35 Comments || Top||

Poland’s interior minister says material related to extremism had been found in the phones of migrants crossing its border with Belarus

Poland’s interior minister said on Monday material related to extremism had been found in the phones of migrants colonists crossing its border with Belarus and he called for a 60-day extension to a state of emergency along the frontier.

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
member state declared the emergency at the start of September over a surge in migration that Polish and EU officials blame on Belarus. But Poland’s nationalist government has drawn criticism from rights groups over its treatment of migrants colonists, five of whom have died on the frontier.

"(The situation is) extremely tense...I will apply to the Council of Ministers (cabinet) for an extension of the state of emergency by 60 days," Interior Minister Mariusz Kaminski told a news conference.

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During the briefing Polish officials showed material which they said were text messages and other images linked to "Islamic extremism" found on some of the migrants colonists’ electronic devices.

Rooters could not independently confirm the veracity of the messages or images.

Poland’s opposition and human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
groups have accused the ruling right-wing nationalist Law and Justice (PiS) party in the past of stoking prejudice against immigrants colonists for political gain.

During the 2015 migrant crisis, the PiS leader said refugees from the Middle East could bring disease and parasites to Poland.

Most of the current migrants colonists have come from Iraq, Afghanistan and Africa.

On Monday, Kaminski said the government was not trying to stigmatize the migrants colonists but merely presenting evidence it had uncovered to show that some migrants colonists crossing the border could pose a threat to national security.

He said that Polish security services had found links to extremism in 50 out of 200 migrants colonists questioned.

Poland and the EU have accused Belarus of encouraging migrants colonists from Iraq, Afghanistan and African countries to cross the EU’s external borders to put pressure on the bloc over sanctions Brussels has imposed on Minsk over rights abuses.

a clean conscience makes a soft pillow...
the European Commission and rights groups fear that Poland is forcing migrants colonists at the border back into Belarus, violating their right to seek asylum and putting them at greater risk.
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336087 views] Top|| File under: Devout Moslems

#1  "Material related to extremism" wouldn't be the Koran, would it?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/28/2021 22:02 Comments || Top||

Greek Prime Minister says that Greece has been in talks with France to boost their defense alliance
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336076 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  More submarines?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/28/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Cheap submarines.😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/28/2021 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  The Greek area of operations will be much more amenable to AIP subs than the open Pacific.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/28/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

A Palestinian military court begins the trial of 14 security officers charged with beating to death Nizar Banat, a prominent critic of President Mahmoud Abbas

Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

EU urges Iran to allow inspectors access to a nuclear site
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Yep. That oughta do it.
"Pretty please?"
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336073 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Urges.
Posted by: Helmuth, Speaking for Elmoting8743 || 09/28/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

Jordan will fully reopen its main border crossing with Syria
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336069 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Probe into the catastrophic Beirut port explosion faces being derailed for the second time this year
Posted by: Fred || 09/28/2021 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336085 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Almost as if somebody doesn't want a successful investigation

*cough* Hezbollah *cough*
Posted by: Frank G || 09/28/2021 12:35 Comments || Top||

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Tue 2021-09-28
  Number of murders in US rose by almost a third in 2020
Mon 2021-09-27
  At least 50 killed in fighting for Yemen's Marib: Military sources
Sun 2021-09-26
  MS-13 Member on Interpol's '100 Most Wanted List' for Multiple Murders Found in U.S
Sat 2021-09-25
  Fort Bliss woman soldier assaulted at Afghan refugee camp
Fri 2021-09-24
  AOC blubbers bursts into tears as Iron Dome's $1bn funding is OVERWHELMINGLY approved in House 420-9
Thu 2021-09-23
  Five Killed in Five Attacks in Jalalabad
Wed 2021-09-22
  400 Caribbean Migrants March Through Mexican Checkpoint to Texas
Tue 2021-09-21
  Senior Huras al-Din ideologue and senior military leader
killed in U.S. drone strike
Mon 2021-09-20
  Texas Governor Sends Highway Patrol, National Guard to Block Migrants at Border
Sun 2021-09-19
  Indonesia's most wanted ISIS militant killed in shootout
Sat 2021-09-18
  Roads Into Panjshir Reopen, Telecom Services Resume
Fri 2021-09-17
  US imposes sanctions on five individuals it says are linked to alQaeda
Thu 2021-09-16
  Seven Pakistani soldiers, five militants killed in gun battle in South Waziristan
Wed 2021-09-15
  US says nearly 500 Afghan citizens evacuated from Uzbekistan
Tue 2021-09-14
  Taliban seize $6 million and golden bricks from Amrullah Saleh’s residence

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