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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Two women busted in Georgia with two gallons of date-rape drug
[NYPOST] Two Alabama women were busted during a traffic stop that turned up two gallons of the date rape drug GHB in their car, officials said.

Ashley Prince, 47, and Jessica Patridge, 26, were driving Friday on Interstate 85 in Georgia when they were stopped for a window-tint violation, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

During the stop, officers noticed "behavior consistent with criminal activity" and deployed a K9 to conduct a "free-air sniff" around the vehicle, authorities said.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of two gallons of liquid gamma hydroxybutyrate, which is commonly known as the date-rape drug GHB, according to officials.

The duo, from Opelika, Alabama, was arrested on charges of possession of drugs with the intent to distribute.

Authorities later conducted a search of Prince’s home and discovered methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana and additional quantities of the date-rape drug, the report said.

More charges are expected to be filed against Prince in connection with the narcotic
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [415 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  WTF officers noticed "behavior consistent with criminal activity"?
Posted by: Texhooey || 01/15/2020 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  well, they were right tex
Posted by: Chris || 01/15/2020 0:56 Comments || Top||

#3  I just recently discovered the television show "Live PD" on the A&E network (some nights its all they show). Its a show about live police cams and the crimes they encounter. I knew the street scene for drugs was bad, but no idea HOW bad until I watched several of these episodes. In a nutshell, virtually no criminals have driver's licenses or insurance, few drive their own cars, and most have one or more drugs on their person or in their vehicle. In our rush to "decriminalize" crime we're creating a virtual "Mad Max" world on the streets.
Posted by: Crusader || 01/15/2020 1:08 Comments || Top||

#4  A gallon each? I don't care how much they drink, I wouldn't touch either of them with a ten foot pole.
Posted by: gorb || 01/15/2020 1:16 Comments || Top||

#5  From the title, I thought it was the other Georgia - which undergoes demographic crisis.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 3:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Are they sure the perpette on the left isn't the esteemed Dem congressperson from Dearborn MI?
Posted by: Lex || 01/15/2020 4:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Gorb's comment reminds me of the old "one-bagger, two-bagger, coyote" joke.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/15/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Gorb, don't be distracted by the 'date-rape' drug bit. Good chance they just use the drug to knock out folks and rob them. And folks rarely look their best in a mugshot, they probably prey on truckers.
Posted by: ruprecht || 01/15/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#9  Apparently GHB has become a recreational drug, and isn’t just a date rape drug anymore. There’s been a couple of high profile overdose deaths lately, and several deaths here in Houston. Poor addicts will do anything to escape reality.
Posted by: BrujoTejano || 01/15/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#10  And I wouldn't respect you if you would, #4 gorb. ;-)
Posted by: Barbara || 01/15/2020 15:43 Comments || Top||

#11  :-)
Posted by: gorb || 01/15/2020 17:39 Comments || Top||

Two Children Killed in Balkh Explosions
[ToloNews] At least two people were killed and eight others were maimed in back-to-back explosions in Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, on Tuesday morning, local officials said.

The blast happened around 8:30 am local time after bombs went kaboom! close to the regional hospital in Mazar-e-Sharif, said Adel Shah Adel, a front man for the provincial governor.

"Two children--one 14-year-old and one 10-year-old-- were killed in the blasts, and eight others, including a police officer, were maimed," Adel said.

"Investigations are ongoing and more details will be shared soon," he said.

No group has yet grabbed credit for the blasts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under:

Africa Horn
Sudan’s airspace is now open, the head of the country’s sovereign council, Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, says
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

#1  great, now I can plan that vacation
Posted by: Chris || 01/15/2020 0:50 Comments || Top||

Sudan’s armed forces arrest 43 former security agents in the district of Kafouri
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

Heavy armour seen moving on the streets of #Khartoum tonight
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

Africa North
France to send extra 220 troops to fight Islamist militants in Sahel
[Jpost] La Belle France will send an extra 220 soldiers to West Africa to fight Islamist Lions of Islam after agreeing to create a joint command structure with regional states to fight the growing insurgency in the area, President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday.

"We have no choice. We need results," Macron said after a summit with the leaders of Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
and Chad.La Belle France has about 4,500 troops already operating in the region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian police open fire on protesters demanding Sheik Zakzaky's release
[PRESSTV] Police in the Nigerian capital Abuja have gave the demonstrators a whiff of grapeshot they demanding the release of top Moslem holy man Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky.

The Islamic Movement in Nigeria says five people were maimed in the attack.

The Tuesday demonstration was also held to condemn a recent statement by the Kaduna State governor, who has said Sheikh Zakzaky will not be released as long as he is in office.

The top holy man has been in jail since December 2015, when the army launched a deadly onslaught on his residence in the northern town Zaria.

Authorities have transferred the sheikh and his wife to a prison in Kaduna.

Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [228 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Iran)

#1  Say it! Say it or you die!

Sheik Zakzaky's keys exactly
Sheik Zakzaky's keys exactly
Sheik Zahakahhn krrthppp...

Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2020 18:03 Comments || Top||

German police raid 'Islamists' suspected of planning attack
Known wolves finally called on the carpet.
[DW] Prosecutors in Berlin said that the suspects are believed to have staked out locations for a future "Islamist-motivated" attack. Evidence gathered so far does not indicate that there were any concrete attack plans.

Police carried out raids at properties across four German states on Tuesday morning, targeting suspected Islamists who were believed to be "planning a serious violent act endangering the state."

Prosecutors in Berlin said the suspects were of "Chechen origin from the Islamist scene."

The raids took place in the capital, Berlin, as well as in the eastern states of Brandenburg and Thuringia and the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

The suspects involved are between 23 and 28 years old, authorities said in a statement after the raids. The statement did not say how many people were tossed into the calaboose or questioned by police.

Investigators said the suspects were accused of staking out locations to later carry out an "Islamist-motivated" attack, but added that there were no indications of any concrete attack plans.

"The searches today should help to bring clarity about their real motives," Berlin authorities said in a statement.

Officers secured cash, knives and data storage devices in the raids, which involved around 180 officers.

Authorities were prompted to carry out the raids after discovering suspicious pictures on the cellphone of one suspect, who was stopped during a police check.

German authorities have been on high alert since a rejected asylum-seeker drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market in December 2016, killing 12 people.

Since the attack, German authorities say they've thwarted nine planned attacks believed to have radical Islamist motives.

In November, authorities in the western city of Offenbach arrested three men for allegedly planning to carry out a kaboom in the name of the murderous Moslem 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....
The Times of Israel adds:
Germany’s security services estimate there are around 11,000 Islamic radicals in Germany. Of them, some 680 are deemed particularly dangerous and capable of using violence — a five-fold increase since 2013.

Around 150 of these potentially dangerous individuals have been detained for various offences.
Ha’aretz reports five suspects were accused
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Explosion Rocks Stockholm Residential Building
[AnNahar] An explosion damaged a residential building in central Stockholm on Monday, police said, and while no injuries were reported it follows a wave of criminal bombings in the country.

Images published by Swedish media showed damage to the building's facade, the front door demolished and broken glass and debris scattered on the ground.

Several nearby cars were also damaged by the blast, the cause of which was not known, in the affluent neighbourhood of Ostermalm.
Expired lutefisk?
"At this time it's not possible to say whether the earth-shattering kaboom occurred in or outside the building," a police spokeswoman told newspaper Aftonbladet.

Authorities were alerted to the earth-shattering kaboom shortly after 1:00 am local time (0000 GMT), and the building was evacuated shortly after.

A preliminary investigation has been opened into "devastation endangering the public."

Two hours later, around 3:00 am, another blast occurred outside a nightclub in Uppsala, some 70 kilometres (40 miles) north of Stockholm, although no link between the earth-shattering kabooms has been established. No injuries were reported.

Ranked among the world's richest nations, Sweden has typically low levels of violence compared to other Western countries.

But the Nordic country has been experiencing a surge in gang related violence - often linked to drug-trafficking - in recent years.

In addition to shootings that result in dozens of deaths and injuries every year, rival groups have begun to routinely use bombs to intimidate their adversaries, including hand grenades and thermoses packed with explosives.

From January until November 2019, 236 explosions were reported, according to the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, though few have resulted in serious injuries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Did they have these incidents twenty years ago? What could have changed? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2020 1:30 Comments || Top||

#2  "Expired lutefisk?"

ROFLMAO, tw! You're on fire [as usual ;-)].
Posted by: Barbara || 01/15/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Improper disposal of a grenade in a public trash receptacle?
Posted by: SteveS || 01/15/2020 17:33 Comments || Top||

#4  ROFLMAO, tw!

I’m still periwinkle, Barbara dear. That particular shade of green highlighter is Frank G, now settling into his post-retirement responsibilities. We had a number of retirements among the moderators while you were away, but several old hands stepped up to help keep the place running.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

#5  It was a particularly old can of surstromming.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/15/2020 19:50 Comments || Top||

#6  lutefisk expires?
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/15/2020 20:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Canning issues....
Posted by: Frank G || 01/15/2020 20:04 Comments || Top||

#8  In Germany, at Christmas 1981, a tenant deliberately sprayed Surströmming broth in the stairwell. Her lease was terminated without notice. The Regional Court of Cologne confirmed the termination after a can of Surströmming had been opened during the oral hearing.

The transport of the Surströmming cans is expressly prohibited on flights of British Airways and Air France due to concerns about the risk of explosion.

Btw lutefisk is quite ok, surströmming is... oh well... special.

Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Posted by: European Conservative || 01/15/2020 21:07 Comments || Top||

#9  So Surströmming is the North European version of durian fruit? Good to know.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 21:54 Comments || Top||

#10  The Centiiede knows, tw:

'What a flavour!' the Centipede cried. 'It's terrific! There's nothing like it! There has never been! And I should know because I personally have tasted all the finest foods in the world!' Whereupon the Centipede, with his mouth full of of the peach and with juice running down all over his chin, suddenly burst into song:

'I've eaten many strange and scrumptious dishes in my time,
Like jellied gnat and danyprats and earwigs cooked in slime,
And mice with rice - they're really nice,
When roasted in their prime.
(But don't forget to sprinkle them with just a pinch of grime.)

'I've eaten fresh mudburgers by the greatest cooks there are,
And scrambled dregs and stinkbugs' eggs and hornets stewed in tar,
And pails of snails and lizards' talks,
And beetles by the jar.
(A beetle is improved by just a splash of vinegar.)

'I often eat boiled slobbages. They're grand when served beside
Minced doodlebugs and curried slugs. And have you ever tried
Mosquitoes' toes and wampfish roes
Most delicately fried?
(The only trouble is they disagree with my inside.)

'I'm mad for crispy wasp-stings on a piece of buttered toast,
And pickled spines of porcupines. And then a gorgeous roast
Of dragon's flesh, well hung, not fresh -
It costs a pound at most.
(And comes to you in barrels if you order it by post.)

'I crave the tasty tentacles of octopi for tea
I like hot-dogs, I LOVE hot-frogs, and surely you'll agree
A plate of soil with engine oil's
A super recipe.
(I hardly need to mention that it's practically free.)

'For dinner on my birthday shall I tell you what I chose:
Hot noodles made from poodles on a slice of garden hose -
And a rather smelly jelly
Made from armadillo's toes
(The jelly is delicious, but you have to hold your nose.)

'Now comes,' the Centipede declared, 'the burden of my speech:
These foods are rare beyond compare - some are right out of reach;
But there's no doubt I'd go without
A million plates of each
For one small mite
One tiny bite

Posted by: Lex || 01/15/2020 22:10 Comments || Top||

#11  *happy sigh*
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 22:38 Comments || Top||

9 injured in hand grenade explosion near Karkhano police checkpost in Peshawar
[DAWN] At least nine people were maimed on Tuesday in a kaboom near the Karkhano police checkpost in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistain's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire...
According to the Hayatabad Medical Complex spokesperson, nine persons injured in the blast were brought to the hospital, of whom five were women.

At least one woman is at death's door, the HMC spokesperson said.

Rescue 1122 workers reached the site, which has been cordoned off by the police and Bomb Disposal Unit, as personnel comb the area for evidence.

Additional Inspector General BDS Shaqat Malik said that a hand grenade was used in the earth-shattering kaboom, adding that further investigation into the incident is being carried out.

KP chief minister Mahmood Khan, while condemning the incident, directed the provincial police chief to submit a detailed report about the earth-shattering kaboom.

He also instructed health authorities to ensure the provision of the best available treatment to the injured.

...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
Khyber Pakhtunkhawa Minister for Health Shahram Khan Tarakai visited the injured at the hospital. Speaking to the media afterwards he said, "The injured are being being provided all possible care. Seven of the people admitted to the hospital after the blast are out of danger now."

The Karkhano police checkpost is located at the border between Peshawar and Khyber tribal districts.

Multiple attacks on security forces have been carried out in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa over the past month. On December 19, a Frontier Corps
...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and a..the Antwerp-based Salafist organization that had campaigned to introduce Sharia law to Belgium before single-handedly making Belgium the highest per capita supplier of jihadis to Syria in Europe. There was a big trial in Antwerp in 2015, but most of those convicted were in absentia...nti-smuggling operations....
soldier was martyred in a landmine blast in Landi Kotal while on patrolling duty.
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Iranians also took out the golf range at al Asad airbase
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Alright, I'll give it a go:

That's going to T-off a lot of people.
Posted by: gorb || 01/15/2020 1:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Could lead to USAF closure of al Asad
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/15/2020 1:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Who says Iran doesn't have balls?
Posted by: Skidmark || 01/15/2020 5:36 Comments || Top||

#4  That's war provocation any way you slice it.
Posted by: Warthog || 01/15/2020 5:50 Comments || Top||

#5  Golf: Every lawyer in the country plays it. Nuff said.
Posted by: Mercutio || 01/15/2020 6:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Those balls look like they've been recovered from water hazards. Does Iraq have any of those?
Posted by: AlanC || 01/15/2020 7:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Once they get it fixed up again Trump should head over there and play a round.
Posted by: Penguin_of_the_Desert || 01/15/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Those balls look like they've been recovered from water hazards

Sand trap, AlanC. Though Iraq does have those two great big rivers...

Penguin_of_the_Desert, you have an evil mind. :-)

No one will be sent to their room today — Fred clearly posted this as a deliberate provocation, possibly chortling with glee.
Posted by: trailing wife || 01/15/2020 10:28 Comments || Top||

#9  TW as an inveterate golfer and cheapskate I have used many a recovered featherie and these look much more like they have been sitting in silt than sand. FORE!
Posted by: AlanC || 01/15/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, I guess that answers my question from a minute ago - did the Mullahs target the drone controllers by luck or precision?
Posted by: Bobby || 01/15/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#11  No one will be sent to their room today

Rantburgers across the planet look at each other and think, "Oh, yeah? Hold my spheres beverage!" Gentleman, man your snarkers!
Posted by: SteveS || 01/15/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#12  After what they did, will they allow a Mullah-again?
Posted by: gorb || 01/15/2020 12:53 Comments || Top||

#13  (Doing my best to get sent to my room!)
Posted by: gorb || 01/15/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#14  But did they hit the 1 Iron?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/15/2020 13:32 Comments || Top||

Reports of rocket attack on Taji military base northern Iraqi capital of Baghdad
The Jerusalem Post adds:
Five Katyusha rockets were fired at US army base Camp Taji, north of Baghdad on Tuesday evening, Arab media reported.

The attack has been described as "fierce," with one rocket landing near the gates according to the BBC, but reportedly no rocket hit the base itself.

According to a statement by the Iraqi military there were no casualties; The US-led military coalition fighting Islamic State also said no troops were affected in the attack.

"No Coalition troops were affected by this small attack at Taji Base," coalition military spokesman Colonel Myles Caggins III said in a tweet.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The camp houses American, Australian and New Zealand allied forces, as well as members of the New Iraqi Army and Iraqi National Guard.
Posted by: Fred || 01/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Chop the UK Ambo to pieces!

Posted by: 3dc || 01/15/2020 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  In the 19th Century that act would be enough to result in you becoming another administrative district to the Foreign Office.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/15/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  The fate of those who kiss muzz azz, but not vigorously enough...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/15/2020 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  You have to wonder why they are still there and if they are worried about being able to leave.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/15/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Britain should PNG every Iranian in their embassy.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/15/2020 19:49 Comments || Top||

#5  This guy needs to have his ticket punched.
Posted by: Fat Bob Javish1936 || 01/15/2020 20:32 Comments || Top||

#6  ^ 52 Pick Up. 51 to go.
Posted by: Lex || 01/15/2020 23:18 Comments || Top||

Three dead in Israeli airstrikes on Iranian forces in Syria
[Arutz 7] - At least three people were killed with more injured in an airstrike on Iranian-aligned targets in Syria allegedly carried out by the Israeli Air Force overnight, an observer group has claimed.

According to a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights Wednesday morning, the airstrike on the T-4 airbase in Homs, Syria late Tuesday night killed at least three fighters, and left an unspecified number injured.

The report said that the number of dead was likely to increase, given the severity of the injuries suffered by some of the fighters.

The three fighters killed were said to be "Iranians or members of militias loyal to Iran". All three were non-Syrians.

While Israel has not confirmed its involvement in the airstrike, in keeping with the IDF’s policy of not commenting on strikes inside Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights attributed the strike to Israel.
Night Jews
Update from the Jerusalem Post at 7:30 p.m. ET:
Tiyas Military Airbase is also known as the T-4 Airbase.

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the strikes destroyed an ammunition depot as well as military vehicles and a building under construction at the base.

The alleged strikes marked the first time in 2020 that IAF jets bombed military targets belonging to Iran west of Syria’s Deir Ezzor and came several hours after two Syrian Air Force cargo flights from Tehran landed at the base.

The Syrian Ministry of Defense said Tuesday that IAF jets entered Syria from Tanf, in southeastern Homs, where the United States has a base near the Iraqi-Jordanian border around 10.10 p.m.

Syrian state media SANA quoted a military source as saying that “army air defenses confronted an air aggression perpetrated by Israeli warplanes” and “immediately intercepted the hostile missiles, shooting down a number of them.”

According to SANA, four missiles struck their targets.

Simultaneously, explosions were heard in the Deir Ezzor area of eastern Syria near sites belonging to Syrian regime forces.

The strikes also come several hours after the Israeli army’s annual intel assessment was released and noted that the targeted assassination of Iran’s Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani provides a significant opportunity to counter Tehran’s growing aggression in the region.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 05:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Good news, makes me smile.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 01/15/2020 14:22 Comments || Top||

How Digital Sleuths Unravelled the Mystery of Iran's Plane Crash
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/15/2020 03:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Protesters resumed blocking major Leb highways on Tuesday in what they said would be a ‘week of wrath’
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Wed 2020-01-15
  Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers
Tue 2020-01-14
  Project Veritas #Expose2020 Part 1: Bernie Sanders Field Organizer Suggests Gulags to Help ‘Nazified’ Trump Voters
Mon 2020-01-13
  Corey Booker Throws In The Towel
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  Iran fesses up, admits they shot down airliner
Fri 2020-01-10
  Iran invites American investigators to take part in the probe into PS752 plane incident that killed 176 people on board
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  U.S. Officials Confirm Iran Shot Down Ukrainian Airliner
Wed 2020-01-08
  Iran informs the United Nations and #UNSC that they ''do not seek war and warn of any military adventures"
Tue 2020-01-07
  Iraq Under Missile Attack From Iran
Mon 2020-01-06
  3 Americans Dead, 6 Aircraft Destroyed Or Damaged, Including A Rare Spy Plane, In #Kenya Attack
Sun 2020-01-05
  Iran Puts $80M Bounty on Trump's Head for Soleimani Hit
Sat 2020-01-04
  6 More Iran-Backed Leaders Zapped, incl. Shibl al-Zaidi, commander of Kataib Imam Ali
Fri 2020-01-03
  Lebanon Hizbullah: "It's war!"
Thu 2020-01-02
  Qassim Soleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds force, zapped in Iraq
Wed 2020-01-01
  Hashid Al Shaabi #PMF leader Abo Alaa Al Walae threatens to attack Embassies of #Saudi, #UAE, #Bahrain and others in #Baghdad.

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