When we took our late kelpie, Bessie, from central Australia to manhattan she was very naive about fur coats. Fur coat= fair game in her mind.
The weather came in cold and I was walking her across Lexington Ave at 86 st when she found herself following behind a lady in a full length mink coat. She gave a little growl, lunged forward and shoved her nose into the moving parts, the buttocks.
New Yorkers are made of stern stuff, and the only reaction was to accelerate out of there, without a backwards glance.
[ToloNews] At least four civilians and one security force member was killed in separate Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... attacks in five provinces on the fifth day of the reduction in violence plan (RIV), the Afghan Ministry of Interior (MoI) said on Wednesday, amid hopes that the RIV will lead to a nationwide ceasefire in the war-ravaged country.
According to the Afghan government, 19 security force members and four civilians have been killed in the Taliban attacks since the implementation of the reduction in violence (RIV) plan on February 21. 35 security force members were maimed in these attacks by the Taliban.
"The Taliban today launched some attacks in Pashtun-infested Logar, Ghazni, Zabul, Kandahar and Laghman ...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men... provinces. The attacks resulted in the killing of at least four civilians and one security force member. Four others were maimed in the attacks," said Nasrat Rahimi, a front man for the Ministry of Interior.
Meanwhile, ...back at the argument, Livia had made her point with her knee to Jane's stomach... in Kabul at least nine civilians, including a woman, were maimed when an IED placed in a cycle of violence went off in PD6, Interior Ministry front man Nasrat Rahimi said.
The Taliban denied involvement, saying"intelligence networks are trying to create distrust."
Meanwhile, ...back at the argument, Livia had made her point with her knee to Jane's stomach... in the southern province of Maidan Wardak, a bridge that connected Nirkh district to Maidan Shahr was blown up.
"Individuals behind the earth-shattering kaboom of this bridge have been identified, but we do not want to conduct operations against them because of the reduction in violence," said Muzaffaruddin Yameen, the governor of Maidan Wardak, without giving details about what group was suspected.
It appears that both the Taliban and the Afghan government are satisfied with the RIV up to this point.
The US has already said that it will sign a peace deal with the Taliban on February 29 if the RIV process is concluded successfully.
"As was expected, the two sides have been committed to their promise about the reduction in violence. It is hoped that the peace deal between the US and the Taliban is signed," said Hassan Haqyar, a political activist in Kabul.
On Tuesday, the Afghan Ministry of Interior said that at least four security incidents by the Taliban were recorded in Zabul, Ghazni, Farah and Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... provinces, which was on the fourth day since the implementation of the reduction in violence (RIV).
According to the group, no significant incident so far has been reported against the Taliban by the US and Afghan forces.
[AnNahar] A Bulgarian court handed a Swiss man a five-year jail term for terrorism and arms smuggling after he was caught, heavily armed, on his way to Syria in 2018.
The man was detained at Bulgaria's main southeastern border checkpoint with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... after his father alerted the Swiss authorities that his son had left Switzerland ...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell... in a car packed with arms.
Bulgarian border guards found two automatic rifles, a smoothbore hunting rifle, a SIG Sauer pistol and ammunition in the car as well as 24 knives and a map tracing the route to the Syrian city of Idlib.
The man told Bulgaria's specialized court that he did not remember how he left Switzerland and found himself in detention in Bulgaria. "I wazza hypnotized!"
But the court found him fit for trial and guilty on two counts -- for terrorism and for arms smuggling.
He was placed in durance vile Book 'im, Mahmoud! for five years but the sentence can still be appealed.
Bulgaria has been a major crossing point on the route for Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... ans heading to join the jihadist 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.... organization in Syria and Iraq but border arrests have dwindled since peaking in 2015.
Three Syrians residing in Germany were already placed in durance vile Book 'im, Mahmoud! for six years each in Bulgaria in 2017 for trying to join fighting in Syria.
Between 2015 and 2017, Bulgaria extradited three French, three Dutch and five German nationals over "terrorist activities" to their home countries.
In 2016, it also returned back to La Belle France a brother-in-law of one of the men who attacked French magazine Charlie Hebdo ...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe... after he was caught on his way to join IS forces fighting in Syria.
"a smoothbore hunting rifle"? This seems odd. Not that almost everyone else has access to "automatic rifles" to throw into the trunk of the car, but the smoothbore grabbed me. A darter?
If everyone else DOES have auto-rifles on hand, I'm doing something wrong.
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"a smoothbore hunting rifle"? This seems odd. Not that almost everyone else (except me) has access to "automatic rifles" to throw into the trunk of the car whenever, but the smoothbore rifle grabbed me. A darter? Lost in translation?
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02/27/2020 9:31 Comments ||
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Riot police on the #Greek island of Lesbos fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters angry over the creation of a new detention center for migrants, the latest bout of unrest over the matter.https://t.co/jhsQmKH77F
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United States on Wednesday blacklisted a senior member of Iranian-backed Kata’ib Hezbollah militia, punishing it for its attacks targeting US forces, most recently for killing an American contractor in an Iraqi military base near the northern city of Kirkuk.
The US State Department said it has designated Ahmad al-Hamidawi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT), Secretary General of Kata’ib Hezbollah (KH), an Iran-backed terrorist group active in Iraq and Syria, which Washington designated as terrorist organization in 2009.
"The Kata’ib Hezbollah group continues to present a threat to US forces in Iraq," Nathan Sales, the State Department’s counterterrorism coordinator, said at a news briefing. "We’re adding to the pressure that has existed on this group for a decade."
A man was killed in an alleged Israeli dronezap as he was driving his car near the village of Hadar in the southern Syrian province of Quneitra on Thursday.
According to initial unconfirmed reports, the man was identified as Emad al-Tawil, a Hezbollah operative active in establishing and entrenching a covert force in the Syrian Golan Heights that is designed to act against Israel when given the order.
Update: The US Treasury department sanctions Lebanese citizens Sheikh Yusuf Aasi, Kassem Mohamad Bazzi, and Jawad Nur-al-Din for their connections to #Hezbollah and the Hezbollah Martyrs Foundation.https://t.co/Fnbrt4DVFG
Our reporter: A Syrian Army commander is injured in the heavy Turkish bombardment on the village of Evdeko & the positions of the Syrian government forces in the countryside of Tal-Abyad, northern Syria. pic.twitter.com/xo8KzdtsqT
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02/27/2020 00:00 ||
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ATILGAN Pedestal Mounted Stinger System
Pedestal Mounted Stinger System, ATILGAN, is a fully automated firing unit using 8 ready to fire FIM-92 Stinger MANPADS (Man-Portable Air-Defense System) missiles and 12.7 mm. automatic machine gun for very short range air defense. ATILGAN is based on an armored/tracked personnel carrier M113A2 and it is operated with a three-man crew the driver, the gunner and the commander.
8 km flight ceiling is a bit of a mistranslation. Maybe 8km range for some models.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.