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Good morning
Peking to send 100,000-strong 'duck army'
to help Pakistan fight its worst locust plague in 20 years
Thursday February 27th, 2020

Representative of Khamenei
in Qom urges Iranians to visit
Hezbollah operative killed in drone strike in southern SyriaUS Navy resumes training Saudis after base terror attack
As PA seethes at Trump plan, top
officials say all of Israel is Palestine
Israel to reopen Gaza border crossings,
fishing zone as fragile calm returns
France dissolves group run by rapper for defending terrorismSyria-Bound Swiss Man Jailed in Bulgaria on Terror Charges
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 12:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Bloid-a-palooza!
Posted by: Frank G || 02/27/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Still working on it. Comments welcome.
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 14:14 Comments || Top||

#3  SWEET!
Posted by: newc || 02/27/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#4  furry!
Posted by: Lex || 02/27/2020 15:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, Doug, himself cut a fine figure in the same time range of 1911. Was that before or after, Pancho Villa?
Posted by: Vespasian Grundy8115 || 02/27/2020 16:13 Comments || Top||

#6  The first Mrs. MacArthur. (The second was not an upgrade if this pic is any indication)
Posted by: Spot || 02/27/2020 16:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Is that a Pomeranian on her hat?
Posted by: SteveS || 02/27/2020 16:18 Comments || Top||

#8  From what I remember, it's easier on the eyes - the layout, not the lady - than the previous versions.

I like it, and the lady too.
Posted by: Bobby || 02/27/2020 17:39 Comments || Top||

#9  What ever she is wearing appears to still be alive.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 02/27/2020 17:53 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Frank G || 02/27/2020 17:57 Comments || Top||

#11  This was back before PETA and their silly "Don't Wear Anything With A Face" campaign.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/27/2020 17:59 Comments || Top||

#12  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.
Posted by: Grunter || 02/27/2020 20:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Thanks Fred!

Dinner's up - red bean and rice with creole seasoned pan fried smoked sausage, iced tea, cold lager. Hot sauce for those who like that, celery sticks for those who think I already did too much.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/27/2020 20:22 Comments || Top||

4 Civilians Killed in Taliban Attacks on 5th Day of RIV: MoI
[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.

...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."

...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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6534 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Syria-Bound Swiss Man Jailed in Bulgaria on Terror Charges
[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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/27/2020 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seems to be missing a name or other details.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/27/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#2  "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.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/27/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  "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?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/27/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Ugh. Mods?
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/27/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||

#5  ^Shotgun
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Most likely, thanks Grom
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 02/27/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

#7  ^De nada.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

Riot police on the #Greek island of Lesbos fire tear gas to disperse hundreds of stone-throwing protesters
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

39 ISIS killed in Salahuddin province
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

US targets Iranian-backed militia active in Iraq
[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."

Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  The other guy we killed in the Solsalami hit was Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis leader of Kata'ib.

Posted by: mossomo || 02/27/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

Hezbollah operative killed in drone strike in southern Syria
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.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/27/2020 09:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6673 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

Syrain AD units in south #Idlib downed unidentified target over Al Zawyeh mountain
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Al Nusra Front/Syrian Brotherhood/Muslim Brotherhood + hiding ISIS and wives are holed up in Idlib.
Posted by: mossomo || 02/27/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

US Treasury Department to announce sanctions on three Lebanese persons and 12 Lebanese entities who are linked with the #Hezbollah Martyrs Foundation

New US Sanctions on #Hezbollah target 15 #Lebanon Pharmaceutical and Gasoline entities/businessmen
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

Syrian Army commander is injured in the heavy Turkish bombardment on the village of Evdeko
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Turkish Atilgan surface-to-air missile systems with 8 km flight ceiling entered Idlib
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  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.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/27/2020 3:29 Comments || Top||

#2  How is it against incoming artillery?
Uh huh....I thought so.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/27/2020 4:21 Comments || Top||

#3  It's an anti-aircraft* system not a anti-missile** system. Next up stand-off missile with a range greater the 8km, or if you have a really really good pilot, a lob bomb.

* with aircraft you just have to ding up the body enough to degrade its flight specs. Close is often good enough.

** with an incoming missile you have to literal shoot a bullet with a bullet. There is no margin.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/27/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#4  *** All of which is very interesting to watch, unless of course, you happen to be on-board the aircraft.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/27/2020 7:40 Comments || Top||

Turkey’s Defense Ministry says two of its soldiers were killed and two others wounded in an airstrike
Posted by: Fred || 02/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

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  Hezbollah operative killed in drone strike in southern Syria
Wed 2020-02-26
  Gulf Cartel Border City Turf War Kills at Least 20 Gunmen, Innocents in Week
Tue 2020-02-25
  Hosni Mubarak sleeps with the pharaohs
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  Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured
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  Last year Hezbollah received ~$700 million in funding
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   Erdogan confirms the presence of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters in Libya
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  Missile intercept by #Saudi forces in #Yanbu
Thu 2020-02-20
  Turkey asks NATO to provide air support for the operation in Idlib
Wed 2020-02-19
  Ashraf Ghani declared winner of Afghan presidential poll, Abdullah rejects results
Tue 2020-02-18
  LNA claims to destroy Turkish arms ship in Tripoli harbor.
Mon 2020-02-17
  24 Killed In Brutal Terror Attack On Burkina Faso Church; Local Pastor Targeted
Sun 2020-02-16
  Switzerland Thwarts Major Islamic State Terror Attack
Sat 2020-02-15
  Six Cartel Kidnappers Busted with Mexican Border City Victim in Trunk
Fri 2020-02-14
  US navy ship seizes 150 Iranian-manufactured anti-tank guided missiles after boarding a vessel in the Arabian Sea
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  Hafiz Saeed sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for terror financing

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