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-War on Police-
Antifa protesters throw concrete at police and vandalize a war memorial with 'Kill Cops' messages during demonstration against a planned KKK rally in Portland
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 10:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [464 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  A "planned KKK rally"? In Portland?
I suspect those little 4chan scamps are pranking again.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/10/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||

#2  scamps...love that term :-)
Posted by: Frank G || 02/10/2020 12:52 Comments || Top||

#3  honestly, I hope they are going to have a neo nazi rally. Antifa I believe would take one hell of an ass stomping finally.
Posted by: Chris || 02/10/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Reminds one of the Iran-Iraq war, in miniature.
With tats.
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 13:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Athol Idaho (pronounced as if a lisping person said Asshole) is a major neo-Nazi stronghold. That's a decent days drive from Portland but not beyond the realm.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/10/2020 13:54 Comments || Top||

#6  as is Rathdrum, Hayden, Bayview, and Sandpoint. go north of there and things get really conservative fast, Bonners Ferry, Boundery, Northport...I recommend a summertime visit, its beautiful.
Posted by: 746 || 02/10/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#7  "Throwing concrete at the police?" I recall a guy here in the South who came at a cop with a cement block. He was warned to drop it or get shot. He got shot.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/10/2020 18:56 Comments || Top||

#8  why won't the police take up for themselves? Some rubber bullets would more than likely stop this shit. Real bullets definetly would.
Posted by: Chris || 02/10/2020 19:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Last I heard police there are not allowed to do much to defend themselves, nor to interfere if it might cause others to get hurt. They just watch.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/10/2020 20:05 Comments || Top||

#10  KKK rally in Portland? Fails sniff test immediately. So, was it a "punk" or faked provocation?
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 02/10/2020 22:57 Comments || Top||

#11  In Portland, if there were no K---,
They'd have to invent it. "Good plan,"
Says lefty, "but wait!
We will never make hate
Half as well as the government can."
Posted by: Enver Cravimp7844 || 02/10/2020 23:58 Comments || Top||


Top NYPD cop warns officers not to wear their uniforms in public for their own safety following assassination attempts on police as suspect is pictured handcuffed to hospital bed
  • Hazel Jennings, chief of the Department of Corrections, issued a memo Sunday night urging officers not to wear uniforms or department logos in public to avoid being targeted
  • The memo came after a career criminal launched two separate attacks on officers in the Bronx in the span of just 12 hours, leaving two officers injured
  • Robert Williams was taken into custody after he allegedly opened fire on the 41st precinct Sunday morning
  • He struck a lieutenant in the arm before running out of bullets, lying down and tossing his gun as he was swarmed by officers
  • Hours earlier, Williams approached a patrol van in the same area late Saturday and fired at two officers inside, wounding one before escaping on foot
  • Authorities said the 45-year-old suspect was out on parole after a 2002 attempted murder conviction
  • He was seen handcuffed to a hospital bed on Sunday in photos obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com
  • Authorities said they brought a woman in for questioning who is believed to be Williams' girlfriend Liza T Valdez, a communications technician for the NYPD
  • NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea labeled both attacks this weekend attempted 'assassinations'
  • Shea and Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the attacks on an anti-police atmosphere fueled by recent protests
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/10/2020 10:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Giving NYC's voters what they wanted. Good and hard.
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 13:07 Comments || Top||

#2  This reminds me of when I was stationed at the Pentagon in 1971. We were allowed to wear civvies because of threats from antiwar activists.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/10/2020 16:07 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ yes, it really is starting to feel like 1971-72 again.
Interesting times.
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 16:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Obama and we Blasio made things dangerous for cops. They created a very hostile environment for cops.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/10/2020 18:59 Comments || Top||

#5  we
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/10/2020 19:00 Comments || Top||

#6  de we Blasio
Damn the automatic spell checkers and fixers!
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/10/2020 19:02 Comments || Top||


Gunman who 'ambushed NYPD cop in patrol car and shot lieutenant inside precinct hours later' recently RELEASED from jail
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] NYPD lieutenant Jose Gautreaux was shot in the arm on Sunday morning, 12 hours after officers Paul Stroffolino, 31, and Brian Hanlon, 33, were shot at in the Bronx on Saturday night

  • Video shows him laying on the floor after he ran out of bullets around 8am and a cop fights him on the ground

  • Footage from Sunday shows approximately a dozen cops respond and subdue suspect Robert Williams

  • Williams has a long rap sheet and was recently released from jail on a weapons possession charge

  • Williams was paroled in 2017 for an attempted murder shooting conviction in 2002 in the Bronx. He subsequently carjacked a woman, crashed the car and engaged in a gunfight with members of the NYPD

  • Commissioner Dermot Shea called the suspect a 'coward' Sunday and labeled both attacks this weekend attempted 'assassinations'

  • 'It is only by the grace of God and the heroic actions of those inside the building that took him into custody that we are not talking about police officers murdered inside a New York City police precinct,' Shea said

  • Officer Stroffolino was shot in a patrol van on Saturday night. He got a hero's welcome from fellow cops as he was released from hospital Sunday

  • Authorities questioned a woman believed to be Williams' girlfriend Liza T Valdez, a communications technician for the NYPD
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under:

#1  NYC Police jobs are ranking right up with there with cruise ship massage therapists.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/10/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#2  De Blasio's an accessory. That fool needs to be removed from office. Shame.
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 8:08 Comments || Top||

#3  I have no pity for the New Yorkers who voted for the sock puppet. I suspect Law enforcement/fire fighters will be reduced to those who have retired in place. Expect Martial Law in a few years.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 02/10/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Farah Officials Claim Civilians Were Killed in Airstrike
[ToloNews] The provincial governor and a Farah MP both claim that an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
killed five civilians who were businessmen traveling on Saturday from Farah city to Abu Nasar Farahi Port when their vehicle was targeted.

"The governor is in charge here ... the governor must answer about who killed them," said Abdul Ghafar Arman, an MP for Farah.

The Ministry of Defense has not commented on the allegations. Foreign forces, contacted on Sunday night, have also not commented yet.

Farah's governor Massoud Bakhtor said that the incident will be investigated.

"We have set up a commission to investigate the incident and will share its findings with the governor's office and we will take serious action," said Bakhtor.

Human rights organizations denounced the attacks and called for an end to the strikes.

"We call on all parties to the war to respect international humanitarian law and the Afghan constitution. In all cases, the universal declaration of human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
emphasizes that civilians must stay away from military objectives," said Zabiullah Farhang, front man for the AIHRC.

"Unfortunately, we do not see any proper action towards civilian victims of the Afghan conflict, and we do not see any accountability for those who caused civilian casualties," said Zaman Sultani, Amnesia Amnesty International's South Asia Researcher.

On the other hand, a delegation of US troops went to Kunduz province on Saturday to meet and apologize to the families of victims of the airstrike in Dasht-e-Archi. Nearly two weeks ago an airstrike allegedly caused the death of five Lions of Islam and five civilians, including two women and one child.
If y’all keep apologizing, the civilians will not learn to stay far away from legitimate targets, and the targets will continue recruiting — often forcibly — civilian shields.
"The foreign forces special operations commander had arrived on a trip with a delegation. They apologized to the family for the martyrdom of the five civilians in Dasht-e-Archi district and assured them that they would seriously investigate the airstrike," said Esmatullah Muradi, a front man for Kunduz governor.

The Independent Human Rights Commission has also expressed concern about civilian casualties in US and Afghan airstrikes, saying numbers have increased compared to the past.
Increased pace and aggression of actions leads to more death and destruction among the targets and those around them. Sensible people who want to win wars would consider this a good thing,
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under:


Key Taliban sniper among 5 killed in a premature bomb explosion in North of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] A premature bomb explosion killed five Talibs including a key sharp-shooter (sniper) of the group in North of Afghanistan, the Afghan Military said.

According to a statement released by Special Operations Corps, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) went off prematurely among Talibs in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
province which killed 5 Talibs.

The statement further added that the bomb went kaboom! among Talibs in Sayad district, killing five Talibs including Bismillah alias Farahuddin, one of the sharp-shooters (snipers) of the group.

The Special Operations Corps also added that the earth-shattering kaboom also destroyed a thermal rifle scope.

The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has not commented regarding the incident so far.

Talibs and other hard boy groups often use improvised bomb as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces and government officials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Doesn't sound premature to me, sounds perfectly full term ripe.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/10/2020 20:06 Comments || Top||


Notorious gang leader arrested in special operation carried out by GCPSU in of Kabul City
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under:


GCPSU discovered & seized 76 packs of illicit drugs, 12 AK-47 rifles & 33 pistols in Dur Baba district of Nangarhar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Enemy convoy engaged in Labarjin area of Chahr Bolak district #Balkh
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Infiltrators with help from other Mujahidin killed 8 Sangori militiamen inside a CP in Deh Yak area of #Farah capital
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Drone strike on Hakim Khelo area of Jalga district #Wardak
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Egypt’s military foils checkpoint attack, kills 10 terrorists in North Sinai
[AlAhram] Egypt’s armed forces said on Sunday that they had thwarted a terrorist attack on a security checkpoint in North Sinai governorate, killing ten Death Eaters participating in the attack.

According to a statement by the military front man, security forces at the checkpoint were able to resist and engage the terrorist elements, killing ten and destroying a four-wheel drive vehicle they were using.

The front man added that during the shootout, two officers and five other military personnel were killed or maimed.

"The armed forces and police affirm that they will continue their efforts to eliminate and uproot terrorism," the front man said.

Security forces in the region are currently undertaking sweeping operations at the site to apprehend terrorists, according to the statement.
The Times of Israel adds:
More than 840 suspected militants have been killed in the region since February 2018, according to army figures. Some 67 security personnel have also been killed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Algerian soldier was killed in a suicide car bomb attack near the Mali border
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Jerusalem Post adds:
A ministry statement said the bombing took place in the Bordj Baji Mokhtar region. It was not known who carried out the attack, the first suicide bombing in Algeria for several years.

The conflict in neighboring Libya and deteriorating security across another of Algeria's borders, in Mali, have both fed concerns of armed militant groups growing more active in the Sahara and Sahel regions of North Africa.

Algeria is already wrestling with a major political crisis after a year of mass protests that helped oust the veteran president, but which continue with demonstrators demanding the ruling elite be fully replaced.

It also faces economic problems, with declining energy sales contributing to a fall in state revenue and planned cuts in public spending this year.
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Shutdown in Kashmir on Afzal’s death anniversary
[HindustanTimes] Shops, markets and other businesses mostly remained closed in the capital Srinagar on Sunday and public transport stayed off the roads.

A general strike called by Kashmiri separatists to mark the seventh death anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru, convicted for his role in the 2001 attack on Parliament and hanged this day in 2013, hit normal life in the Valley on Sunday.

Shops, markets and other businesses mostly remained closed in the capital Srinagar on Sunday and public transport stayed off the roads. Mobile internet services were suspended early on Sunday amid concerns over possible violence during the shutdown sponsored by separatist groups, and were restored in the evening, officials said.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 08:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Should be a day of dancing.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/10/2020 21:02 Comments || Top||


Ehsanullah Ehsan sends greetings from Turkey, thumbs nose
A Talib sheltering in the territory of the Turkish branch of the Muslim Brotherhood? An unexpected addition to the collection of Sultan Recep Tayip Erdogan I, the much beloved.
[AlAhram] The confirmation comes days after the former front man for the Tehrik-e-Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
Pakistain (TTP) released an audio message claiming he had escaped detention and was now in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
A leading member of the Pakistain Taliban has escaped custody more than two years after surrendering to authorities, a security bigshot said Sunday.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 00:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  "smithereens" I like that old fashioned word.
Posted by: Dale || 02/10/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Painting a nice target.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/10/2020 21:04 Comments || Top||


FC personnel martyred, 5 injured in landmine blast in Harnai
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Maulana Aziz agrees to leave Lal Masjid after authorities promise 20 kanals of land for Jamia Hafsa
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [98 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Female students in #Baghdad and other provinces in Iraq taking the lead in anti- #MuqtadaAlSadr protests
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Girl's got rhythm.
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||


#Baghdad's University of Technology students march in streets to voice rejection of the oppression by security forces and Sadr-backed militias
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraq Protests continue in #Hilla
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


For seventh time: #Iraqi protesters set fire to headquarters of the #terrorist Badr Organization in #Nasiriyah
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  seventh time? Having some trouble with that new "match" technology, huh?
Posted by: AlanC || 02/10/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ is there a surah in the Koran about the holy 7th flame?
Posted by: Lex || 02/10/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
After rocket fired into Israel, aircraft strike Hamas targets in Gaza early Monday morning
[IsraelTimes] IAF strikes come after PM, defense minister promise harsh military response following week-and-a-half of near-daily attacks from Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...

Israeli warplanes attacked several targets in the Gaza Strip after midnight Sunday, the army said, several hours after forces of Evil in the enclave launched a rocket into Israel.

The Israel Defense Forces said warplanes and and other aircraft attacked several targets of the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group in southern Gaza, including "a training camp and military infrastructure."
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/10/2020 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian regime forces are set to retake the strategically important M5 motorway which will connect the capital Damascus to the second city Aleppo
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Two Lebanese soldiers are dead and three others wounded following an ambush in the northeast region of Hermel
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Iran's Zafar launch fails
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran




Video of around 4 dozen Leb Hezbollah preparing to go to battle on the front lines around Aleppo
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  interesting if true

Hezbollah has been mostly absent from the front lines in the battles in Idlib province for a long time. I was wondering if they were being held in reserve for another purpose. However, I thought Syria (and Russian airpower) could take all of Aleppo without using Hezbollah but I was wrong about that.
Posted by: lord garth || 02/10/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||



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  Ehsanullah Ehsan sends greetings from Turkey, thumbs nose
Sun 2020-02-09
  Multiple US troops killed during shootout in eastern Afghanistan
Sat 2020-02-08
  Khalid Haqqani and Qari Saifullah banged in Kabul
Fri 2020-02-07
  Syria says its troops enter the strategic city of Saraqib in Idlib and begins ‘combing’ its neighborhoods
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  Trump acquitted by Senate on articles of impeachment for abuse of power
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  Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims December shooting at Florida naval base
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  Iraq’s President Barham Saleh assigns Mouhammed Tawfiq Allawi with forming a new government
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