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Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
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Good morning
Champaign, IL mayor links Corona Virus, Gun Control and More
Saturday March 14th, 2020

MitziGaynorB01
Turkey launches fresh operation against PKK in eastern provinces
Sultan keeping his troops busy, busy, busy in Turkish Kurdistan
'Traders in human lives': smugglers imprisoned for death of Alan Kurdi
These are the same guys the Turks are unleashing on Europa in the latest wave
Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
If the violence is spiking despite the peace efforts, that sez something about the sincerity of the participants in the efforts
Lawmakers Grill Army Officer Over Lack
Of Missile Defenses In Iraq After Fatal Rocket Attack
It's like the telephone or computers: Now that we have it, it's become essential. Hope this is the last time it'll be overlooked
Iran Armed Forces will start clearing streets nationwide to fight coronavirus
Washing streets is a comedown from killing infidels and citizens, but given the mortality rate of the big turban set it's gotta be done
Afghanistan: Ghani admin summons UN official over meeting with Abdullah
Two rivals argue over which one get to be strung up by the heels when the Talibs break their agreements and storm Kabul
Lawyers for Hillary Clinton Ask Appeals
Court to Overturn Order for Her To Be Deposed

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 10:48:30 AM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Get a load of Honey Bunch!
Posted by: Lex || 03/14/2020 10:55 Comments || Top||

#2  She gives “See you in the funny pages” a new meaning.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

#3  I'm old enough to remember her from the musical Movie " South Pacific " , I think that is where I got my obsession for short haired blondes .
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 03/14/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

#4  test
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/14/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Good to see the DS Times, thank Fred.

Tried to get a TWIB in, ran out of time. Got some good ones and some silly one. Meantime going to teach eldest about John Milton.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/14/2020 15:53 Comments || Top||

#6 
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 03/14/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
[ToloNews] The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has conducted 95 attacks on Afghan forces outposts in 10 provinces over the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Defense (MoD), despite an expected reduction in violence from the group as part of a deal they signed with the United States on Feb. 29.

The incidents, according to the ministry, include offensives, rockets, shelling and roadside kaboom blasts in Kapisa, 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...
, Kunar, Balkh, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Faryab, Badakhshan, Kunduz, Wardak and Pashtun-infested Logar.

Last week, acting Defense Minister Assadullah Khalid warned that the Afghan Defense and Security Forces will be no longer be in a defensive mode after Saturday, March 14, referring to the ANDSF response to the increase in Taliban attacks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6592 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  'Despite'?
Posted by: Raj || 03/14/2020 7:26 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Libya National Army Air Force #LNA conducted 3 Airstrike on a gathering of #GNA Misrata militia and #Erdogan’s #Syrian terrorist mercenaries south of #Misrata
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


GNA militia leader Othman Hassan Juha banged by the Libyan National Army #LNA
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  LNA thumping so hard, France switched sides.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/14/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey launches fresh operation against PKK in eastern provinces
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish forces have launched a new phase of Operation Kapan against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the country’s eastern provinces, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s interior ministry said Friday.

Operation Kapan 8 covers Agri, Kars, and Igdir provinces and involves 1,012 troops, according to a ministry statement published by the state-owned Anadolu Agency.

The first phase of the operation was launched on January 11 in the southeastern province of Mardin. The seventh phase was launched two days ago in Siirt province.

Ankara "successfully" completed its months-long Operation Kiran in January, which targeted alleged PKK positions inside Turkey. The interior ministry claimed Ottoman Turkish forces "neutralized" 144 PKK fighters in the operation since its launch in August.

The Ottoman Turkish government uses the term "neutralized" to denote death, injury, or capture.

The PKK is an armed opposition group which has fought a decades-long war with the Ottoman Turkish state for greater political and cultural rights for Kurds in Turkey. It is considered as a terrorist organization by Turkey and its Western allies.

Turkey routinely launches land and air operations against the group at home, in the Kurdistan Region, and in Iraq’s disputed territories of Shingal and Makhmour. It also attacks Kurdish forces in northern Syria, accusing them of fostering ties with the PKK.

A ceasefire came into effect in 2013 during the short-lived grinding of the peace processor, which lasted until July 2015 when the talks collapsed.

Since then, 4,825 people have been killed, including 2,859 PKK fighters, 1,229 Ottoman Turkish soldiers, 489 civilians, and 226 people of unknown affiliation, according to ICG figures, last updated March 5.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Sultan desperately needs a "military" victory?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, how I remember back in the day when the Turks were ready to invade Syria because Syria was holding (read: allowing to stay) that PKK leader (name unrecalled).
Posted by: Clem || 03/14/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||


'Traders in human lives': smugglers imprisoned for death of Alan Kurdi
[Rudaw] The father of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Kobane child who died while crossing the Aegean sea in 2015, has expressed mixed emotions at the sentencing of 3 individuals to 125 years each in prison for their involvement in the tragedy.

Abdullah Kurdi, his wife Rehanna, and their two sons, Alan, 3, and Ghalib, 4, were trying to cross the sea to Greece on September 2, 2015 when their smuggler’s boat sank off the Ottoman Turkish coast.

A photograph of Alan lying face down in the surf on a Ottoman Turkish beach caused shock and revulsion worldwide, and led to calls for European leaders to offer refugees safe and legal passage.

Three suspects were captured in Adana province southern The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
this week, according to state-owned Anadolu Agency.

The suspects were convicted for "killing with eventual intent" by a court in Bodrum on Friday.

Two Syrian smugglers were nabbed
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in 2016 over the tragedy, but three others had fled during the trial, according to AA.

Alan’s father told Rudaw English on Friday that he is mostly happy with the verdict- punishing those who are "trading with human lives."

"The decision of sentencing the three individuals to 125 years made me happy and not happy at the same time, but made me happy in general as those who are trading with human lives have been detained and punished, and I hope all the other smugglers will be detained soon," Kurdi said.

Kurdi revealed that he knows one of the suspects and is "sure" that he is guilty.

He also announced that he is eagerly awaiting the birth of a new son, who will also be named Alan.

"I will have another Alan in 10 days, and that makes me have hope again," Kurdi said.

A German charity named a rescue ship in memory of Alan Kurdi to rescue migrants colonists in the Mediterranean Sea.

Sea-Watch's
...elsewhere called Sea-Eye...
Alan Kurdi ship has rescued many migrants colonists trying to cross the Mediterranean and enter Europe.

Kurdi is currently trying to relocate the ship from the Mediterranean Sea to Aegean sea, the primary route for refugees and migrants colonists crossing from Turkey to Greece.

"I’m planning to relocate Alan’s ship, which rescues migrants colonists from the Libyan coast, to the Aegean Sea to rescue the refugees," he said.

He is also planning to have another rescue ship in the Aegean Sea named Galib, the other son he lost in the tragedy.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Iraq
New rocket attack hits base housing #US troops in Iraq , by Iran-backed Kataib #Hezbollah
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 11:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Kill them all.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/14/2020 18:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Think of it as an opportunity to smack the $#!+ out of anything we want.
Posted by: gorb || 03/14/2020 19:14 Comments || Top||

#3  They still haven't figured out that the president is Trump, not Obama, Bush, Clinton, etc.
Posted by: Iblis || 03/14/2020 20:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Whoever the hell hasn't put anti-missile defence in place should be hung then court martialed.
Posted by: Skunky Bumble6296 || 03/14/2020 20:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Kill them all, and the ones that bred the demons.
Posted by: anymouse || 03/14/2020 22:09 Comments || Top||


General Siamand Mashhadani, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Top Commander, killed by American airstrike in Iraq.
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 10:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  The hits "literally" keep on coming. More, faster, please.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/14/2020 11:02 Comments || Top||

#2  dems disapproval in 5.4.3.
Posted by: Chris || 03/14/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3  52 Pick Up.
How many cards left in the deck?
Posted by: Lex || 03/14/2020 11:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Buck, buck. Guess who's number's up?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/14/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks painful.
Posted by: gorb || 03/14/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Eat Allah's pig shit and die. So say we all.

Maybe not erb.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/14/2020 20:42 Comments || Top||


Both pre and post-strike map images released now by @CENTCOM showing destruction of 5 Iranian proxy facilities
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

US strikes last night may potentially have targetted Iranian ballistic missiles that were delivered to their proxy forces inside Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Musayib storage site targeted by the US yesterday is actually no other faciltiy than Saddam's old al-Yawm al-'Azim solid propellant missile plant
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Wrong. "proportional" is wrong. Even a multiple of proportional is wrong. That just means keeping on keeping on.
The answer is...you mess with Americans, we kill you, we break your stuff, there's nothing left.
In the long run, lives are saved and who cares what the ICC thinks, anyway.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 03/14/2020 1:36 Comments || Top||

#2  "proportional" is wrong.

I think you're looking for EXPONENTIAL.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Geometrically exponential
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/14/2020 22:04 Comments || Top||

#4  "Lewis Black Doctrine," maybe?
Posted by: Titus Lumplump5936 || 03/14/2020 23:03 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm sure this is just a coincidence, but that other dude Skidmark mentioned a while back (Gilligan... Gallagher... the guy with the giant mallet and the watermelons and whatnot) might be another useful reference.
Posted by: Titus Lumplump5936 || 03/14/2020 23:09 Comments || Top||


Casualty count of the US-UK retaliatory air strikes against purportedly #Iran-linked positions in #Iraq on 13 March
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  " 5 killed & 4 wounded from the Iraqi army and police"

Double-dipping is frowned upon and has negative consequences
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/14/2020 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Double-dipping is frowned upon and has negative consequences

Once again, we see that not getting killed really is the key to the benefits program.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/14/2020 18:07 Comments || Top||


Heavy UAV & aircraft overflights in areas of Iraq hit yesterday are likely post-strike battle damage assessment
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  A flock of warbirds.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Or looking for more stuff & people to blow up that they might have missed in the first pass.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/14/2020 18:08 Comments || Top||


Iraqi military condemns the overnight #US air strike, says six people were killed
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  fuck off
Posted by: Chris || 03/14/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Iraqi police and troops shouldn't be hanging around Iranian Targets
Posted by: Frank G || 03/14/2020 11:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Unless they're 'moonlighting' with the Iranians, Frank.

Such things happen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/14/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone lose an ox?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/14/2020 13:31 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran Armed Forces will start clearing streets nationwide to fight coronavirus
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  And that'll help against Covid how?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Gov. Gavin Newsom may find this article of interest.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/14/2020 3:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Hosing the vomit
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 16:58 Comments || Top||


Turkish-backed factions released one of #ISIS princes (Abu Yazan Al-Shami) from the central prison in Al-Ra'i city in Aleppo in order to send him fight in #Libya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Huge explosions were heard near Al-Hawayej town in the eastern Deir Ezzor countryside
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6499 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Ruritanians again?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/14/2020 7:19 Comments || Top||

#2  The war goes on: Deir Ezzor 24 news website mentioned that on 24 February the security and military force of the SDF organized a house to house raids to arrest some individuals believed to have links with ISIS in the village of al-Hawayej in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Deir Ezzor 24 added that the arrest campaign was organized after some ISIS members established security checkpoints in the main streets of the al-Hawayej village after midnight on 23 February.
Posted by: b || 03/14/2020 8:56 Comments || Top||


Another Iran Revolutionary Guards Senior Officer Dies Of Coronavirus, Senior VP, 2 in Cabinet Join Dozens in Gov’t Sick
[EN.RADIOFARDA] A long-serving, senior Revolutionary Guard general has died of coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
in Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Friday, March 13.

Lt. General Nasser Sha’abani was a member of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) for 37 years and had held many senior posts and commands in Iran’s elite military force.

His record includes deputy commander of IRGC’s Sarollah unit in Tehran, which is tasked with protecting the regime particularly against internal dissent. He was also commander of IRGC in the western province of Kermanshah, where his forces fought against the opposition Mojahedin fighters in the 1980s, who were based in Iraq and had crossed into Iran to overthrow the Islamic Theocratic Republic.

Sha’abnai also led operations against leftist opposition groups in the years immediately following the establishment of Iran’s holy manal regime.

The coronavirus epidemic has hit the Islamic Theocratic Republic establishment, killing several well-known politicians and holy mans. Currently, two of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...
’s close aides are quarantined with the virus. President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
’s first deputy Es’haq Jahangiri is also infected and several ministers, as well as members of parliament.

The government says that as of March 13 more than 11,000 people have tested positive for the virus and more than 500 have died. But independent sources, including Radio Farda have estimated at least double of that number have fell victim to coronavirus.

Senior VP and 2 in Cabinet Join Dozens in Iranian Government with Coronavirus

[BREITBART] Iran’s senior vice president and two cabinet members tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
on Wednesday, according to the state-run Fars News Agency.

The Fars News Agency report regarding Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri’s health comes after days of speculation because he has not been seen in photos of recent top-level meetings, according to the News Agency that Dare Not be Named (AP). It reportedly appeared in the Agency’s Farsi language coverage but has not yet done so in English at press time.

"Fars published it in a picture list of names in Farsi, with Jahangiri’s name at the top, saying he was in quarantine and improving, without elaborating," the AP reported.

The cabinet members who also reportedly tested positive are Ali Asghar Mounesan, minister of cultural heritage, handcrafts, and tourism; and Reza Rahmani, minister of industry, mines, and business.

On February 27, Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar was the first of President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
’s cabinet members to test positive for the virus, according to Breitbart News.

"Ebtekar attended a cabinet meeting on Wednesday at which Rouhani was also present. Evidently no one at the meeting was wearing a protective mask," the report said.

The next day, the deputy speaker of Iran’s Parliament, Abdolreza Mesri, confirmed that 23 politicians had contracted the virus.
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6502 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1 
Posted by: 3dc || 03/14/2020 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Why bad things happen to good people?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/14/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  This also could be cover for quietly purging problem people.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/14/2020 11:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Yer pretty cynical there Glenmore.
I like it!
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||



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Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
Fri 2020-03-13
  Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt
Thu 2020-03-12
  4 Iranian proxy forces HQ hit in airstrikes along Iraq-Syria border
Wed 2020-03-11
  Rocket attack in Iraq kills two Americans and a British citizen
Tue 2020-03-10
  US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases
Mon 2020-03-09
  Turks Use Drones in Tear Gas Attacks on Greek Border Guards
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  Leb defaults
Sat 2020-03-07
  Saudis reportedly detain three royal princes over ‘coup plot’
Fri 2020-03-06
  Tunis: suicide bomber explodes near U.S. embassy
Thu 2020-03-05
  Russia sends reinforcements through the Bosporus
Wed 2020-03-04
  4 L-39's and 18 Su-24's left in Syrian Airforce
Tue 2020-03-03
  Taliban Orders Resumed Attacks on Govt Forces
Mon 2020-03-02
  Turkey shoots down two Syrian fighter jets over Idlib
Sun 2020-03-01
  Iraq's PM-designate Allawi withdraws, prolonging deadlock
Sat 2020-02-29
  U.S. and Taliban sign troop withdrawal deal
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  Rouhani and his VP both reported to have coronavirus

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