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Iraq's PM-designate Allawi withdraws, prolonging deadlock
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Good morning
Joe Biden wins the South Carolina Democratic Primary
Sunday March 1st, 2020
Turks executes LNA Lieutenant in Mitiga airbase
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Turkish DM: We killed the following this weekPakistani-Canadian Wants COVID19
Sufferers To Infect Trump Rallies
First 18,000 Syrian refugees cross Greek border US Troops Out of Afghanistan n
14 Months, if Taliban Keeps ‘Commitments’
LNA claim massive advance in Ain Zara, TripoliLNA arrest Sudanese ISIS’ Doctor in Libya.
Dem congresswoman reportedly
asks DOJ if Epstein was FBI informant
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 12:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When she left me, she took the dog. (Man's best friend?)
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 03/01/2020 13:16 Comments || Top||

#2  And the canoe and paddle too.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/01/2020 16:06 Comments || Top||

#3  "Now vee shall try one off my fariations on Rorschach's inblot. I call it natuerlich zee 'Inkbloid.' Was sehen sie herein, Fraulein?"
"Jeepers, Doktor Fred! There's a lot going on in that picture..."
Several minutes later...
"Whew! Is it just me, or isn't it suddenly like summer in the Vienna Woods in here?"
"Why, Doktor! Is that your tail wagging, or are you just..."
Several minutes later...
"I shouldn't worry over it too much, Fraulein R., for sometimes a smiling woman gripping a paddle before a weiner dog in a canoe next to a log beneath a rosebush beside a dock projecting into still waters... is simply..."
"Shall we again, Herr Doktor?"
"Talked me into it, du silber-tongued debbil, du."
Posted by: Menhadden Snore8096 || 03/01/2020 17:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Wonderful, Menhadden Snore8096!
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/01/2020 21:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Ach! Mein Hund is übergeborden und meine Mächen ist nakt wie einem Ei!
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 21:30 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
ICE arrests Dominican national involved in fentanyl ring released under state bail reform law
[PIX11] A Dominican national previously charged with participating in a $7 million fentanyl ring and released from custody under New York state's Bail Reform Act was arrested by ICE agents on Thursday, the agency said.
Nancy's Kidz
According to ICE, Livio Alexander Valdez Zabala entered the U.S. March 12, 2019 as a nonimmigrant visitor with authorization to remain until Sept. 11.

The agency said, though, he stayed in the country illegally past that date.

On Jan. 28, the NYPD and the Drug Enforcement Administration arrested Valdez Zabala and charged him with criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of drug paraphernalia, the ICE spokesperson said.

Valdez Zabala was arraigned and released on his own recognizance before ICE lodged an immigration detainer, they said. He was released without bail under the state's new bail reform law.

"It’s incomprehensible that someone who was arrested for participating in a drug ring worth over $7 million dollars would be released back into the community instead of collaborating with ICE to keep the city safe," said Thomas R. Decker, field office director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations in New York.

On Feb. 27, ERO officers arrested Valdez Zabala in Manhattan, officials said. He is currently in ICE custody pending immigration proceedings with the Executive Office for Immigration Review.
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  I must have missed the memo on the sanctuary movement. I just don't understand it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2020 5:22 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Trump says withdrawal of #UStroops from #Afghanistan will start "today"
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Thank God, let the Mideast consolidate under one government. We were only there to protect the European oil supply. Let the European Green Globalists fight their own battles.
Posted by: Phomble Jeager4592 || 03/01/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||

#2  We've been there since shortly after 9/11. The plan is to drawdown to 8600 troops unless something changes in the meantime. Taliban says it is distancing itself from AQ according to Pompeo on Deface the Nation today.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/01/2020 10:57 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Turks executes LNA Lieutenant in Mitiga airbase
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  For real? Wouldn't this be forbidden by the Geneva Conventions?
Posted by: gorb || 03/01/2020 5:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Nahhhh..the Caliph don't play by the rules. I'd hate to be a Turk captured by the LNA
Posted by: Frank G || 03/01/2020 5:57 Comments || Top||

#3  LNA appear to be quite active today.
Posted by: Dale || 03/01/2020 6:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Reminds me of that scene in Lawrence of Arabia - maybe the LNA Lt wouldn't kiss the Ottoman officer.
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/01/2020 7:46 Comments || Top||

#5  Never going to be a day where I feel bad about reading a gang sign idiot got capped.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/01/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Norteno o Sureno?
Posted by: Lex || 03/01/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||

#7  The Government of National Accord (GNA), an interim body formed within the UN under an agreement called the Libyan Political Agreement. The LNA, the Libya National Army led by Field Marshall Khalifa Haftar. The LNA has allied with local Arab tribes while other tribes have allied with the GNA.

The purpose of the GNA was to bring about peace, stability, and the rule of law. The U.S. with the EU endorsed the GNA as the “only legitimate government in Libya”. This came before an admission by former U.S. President Barack Obama in April 2016 that the “worst mistake” of his presidency was the failure to prepare for an aftermath of Gaddafi's overthrow. (wiki)

Conflicts between Muslim groups? What's new? Yeah, kind of a Lawrence of Arabia scenario without Lawrence.

Posted by: JohnQC || 03/01/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#8  The Ottomans are expecting people to take Turkish POWs in the field after this...? I recall an anecdote from Guy Sajer's The Forgotten Soldier about him cutting off his Grossdeutschland uniform tabs -- the Americans weren't in the custom of taking prisoners from "elite units" (They might be SS, right?) the weeks after the Malmedy Massacre, or so the rumor mill in the German ranks attested...
Posted by: magpie || 03/01/2020 14:39 Comments || Top||

#9  ..or anyone else in a black uniform.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/01/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

#10  Well, according to my uncle, Russians would ask all German prisoners to bare they left arm. They'd also shoot anyone who had a bandaged left arm.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/01/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||


LNA claim massive advance in Ain Zara, Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6506 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Massive advance of a mile?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||


LNA arrest Sudanese ISIS’ Doctor in Libya.
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


LNA force have captured Alakeer military base
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


#LNA forces have liberated the apartment complex in Al-Azizia #Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Mitiga airbase under heavy bombardment
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Antifa


Arabia
South #Yemen gunmen prevent ship from offloading fuel in #Aden
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Chaos at the #Greek-#Turkish borders - Greek army is on alert
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Greece, Russia, Iran pushing back against Turkey.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2020 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  You watch the fight, I'll make pop-corn.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/01/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi protesters in #Nasiriyah city are preparing to go to #Baghdad for participating in a million-man protest near #GreenZone
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqi Kata’ib Hezbollah militia gives all Iraqis working with US forces until 15 March to cease their activities
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish DM: We killed the following this week
[Twitter]
Posted by: 3dc || 03/01/2020 11:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  keep up the good work Akar
Posted by: lord garth || 03/01/2020 14:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Hooray for one side or another!
Posted by: SteveS || 03/01/2020 14:49 Comments || Top||

#3  They'll run out of body bags before we do!
Posted by: jpal || 03/01/2020 18:29 Comments || Top||

#4  103 tanks, 72 howitzers and 3 air defense systems ? WTF ?

Looks like they never needed NATO at all.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/01/2020 18:37 Comments || Top||


Two Ilyushin 76-type aircrafts filled with Russian mercenaries departing from Mozdok arrived at the Humeymim airbase
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Iran to Turkey: ''All your soldiers in Syria are within our firing range, stop attacking our bases, we don't want to hurt you.''
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  AYBABT... Allan?
Posted by: Lex || 03/01/2020 0:57 Comments || Top||

#2  yes you do

go ahead
Posted by: lord garth || 03/01/2020 14:36 Comments || Top||


Mass funerals today in Nubul-Zahraa (NW. #Aleppo) where significant nbr of fighters (Syrian Hezbollah) were killed
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


80 Syrian KIA were recorded between 26-28 February
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6521 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Killed in 2 days, or is that the month-end report?
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/01/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ It's from Baghdad Bob Istanbul Izzie so ... Who knows?
Posted by: magpie || 03/01/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||


Russian reporter: M5 highway is virtually closed for any traffic due to Turkish drone bombardment
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Hayat Tahrir al-Sham & allied jihadists recapture lost ground
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Turkish military drones have killed over 70 Syrian soldiers and their backed groups in the past 48 hours
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Intense bombardment is targeting regime positions around Kafranbal and MaN
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Convoy of ambulances loaded with #Hezbollah fighters' who were eliminated by #Turksih in #Idlib entered #Lebanon tonight
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  our dreams of Turkish and Turkish mercenaries vs Hezbollah have come true
Posted by: lord garth || 03/01/2020 5:36 Comments || Top||


Nairab Military Airport in Aleppo has been hit by Turkish missiles
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish deadline for Syrian Army to pull back in Idlib has just expired
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iranian protesters set fire to Tohid Bandar Abbas Clinic where #Coronavirus patients are being quarantined
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Turkey drone strikes kill 26 regime forces in NW #Syria
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Pro-Assad forces shelled with heavy artillery the Turkish observation point in the city of "Morek"
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6513 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Ten fighters of #Hezbollah killed in #Saraqeb battles as military reinforcement arrives in the area
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Funeral of Hezbollah fighters at Sayyidah Zaynab shrine in Damascus today
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/01/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Sounds like a target rich environment.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/01/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2020-03-01
  Iraq's PM-designate Allawi withdraws, prolonging deadlock
Sat 2020-02-29
  U.S. and Taliban sign troop withdrawal deal
Fri 2020-02-28
  Rouhani and his VP both reported to have coronavirus
Thu 2020-02-27
  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
Mon 2020-02-24
  Car drives into German carnival parade, around 30 injured
Sun 2020-02-23
  Last year Hezbollah received ~$700 million in funding
Sat 2020-02-22
   Erdogan confirms the presence of pro-Turkish Syrian fighters in Libya
Fri 2020-02-21
  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

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