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Good afternoon
Study Of 1918 Flu: Cities That Imposed Social Distancing Performed No Worse Economically Than Those That Didn't ‐ And Did Better Afterward
Friday March 27th, 2020

ClarkGable_0000225801-48776L
Houthis offer prisoner exchange
"We'll trade you a pilot and four officers for the Hamas gunnies in Saudi jug"
2 children killed by landmine blast in Yemen's Hodeidah
You'd think the first thing they'd be taught would be 'Don't play with landmines'
Kata'ib Hezbollah conducts live fire drill
The while grimacing fearsomely and threatening American forces
2 x IRGC weapons express planes to Damascus, Syria today it seems
Wouldn't want the proxies to run low on arms and ammunition
IDF confirms it shot down a Hezbollah UAV that entered Israeli airspace from Lebanon
Everybody seems to be shooting down drones these days
Two rockets in Baghdad tonight, one landed near the victory swords
Those are Sammy's famous swords, celebrating his famous victory over Iran or somebody
Grocery store throws out $35K worth
of food that moon bat coughed on in 'twisted prank'

Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 13:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Clark "Lucky" Gable.
Posted by: JohnQC || 03/27/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Libya: GNA militias split into two main groups
after crushing defeat


In Calvinball, there are no sides, only temporary alliances of convenience.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/27/2020 13:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Notice the ones that are looking at the camera instead of Mr. Gable.
I always admired him and Jimmy Stewart because they went in harms way during WW II when the studios tried to keep them out of danger.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 03/27/2020 19:34 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Abu Khalid al-Hindi carried out the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul: ISIS-K
[KhaamaPress] The offshoot of the 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....
terror group, ISIS Khurasan, claimed that the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul was carried out by Abu Khalild al-Hindi.

The Amaq News Agency, affiliated with the terror group released the photo of the jacket wallah who stormed the Sikh temple in Kabul city on Wednesday.

The terror group also issued a brief statement claiming that the Sikh minority group was the target of the attack.

The Ministry of Interior confirmed that the attack on Sikh temple in Kabul city left at least 25 people dead and 8 others maimed.

This is not the first time the terror group is targeting the minority groups in Afghanistan.

A suicide kaboom, claimed by ISIS Khurasan, killed at least 19 people including many members of the Sikh community in Jalalabad city of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
in mid-2018.

The attack also killed also killed Awtar Singh Khalsa, the only Sikh candidate who had planned to contest the parliamentary elections.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Real name was Mohammad Sajid, a shopkeeper from Kerala who had fled India along with 14 other youth to join ISIS 4 years ago.
Posted by: John Frum || 03/27/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||

#2  al-Hindi? In IS?
Posted by: Frank G || 03/27/2020 13:46 Comments || Top||

#3  There have been several al-Hindis, in Kashmir, the Southern states... of course they're all dead now. 'Hind' denotes the Indian subcontinent.

The IS-K is led by erstwhile members of the Tehreek-i-Taliban, Pakistani sasquatches that refused to adhere to the ISI playbook and instead of serving the corrupt theocracy wanted something out of a p◙rn◙graphic Sunni fable for themselves.

Unknown to most people is the fact that IS-K will also carry out suicide attacks for money, unsanctioned by their central leadership. Their mercenary attributes have occasionally served the interests of other Asian nations.

The Pakistain Jama'at had been baying for Sikh blood since the international fiasco and drubbing over abduction of Sikh girls and the threats to Nankana Sahib, a Sikh temple. Rather than attack the Sikhs within their territory at this time when the FATF threat is looming, while trying to play dealmaker in Qatar and Germany - the Pakistain ISI has placated their Jama'at mullahs by paying IS-K through their TTP contacts, for an attack outside their own border.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 03/27/2020 14:51 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Libya: Closure of oil fields and ports on January 17 (by Haftar’s loyalists) have exceeded $ 3.65 billion dollars
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


UNSMIL: Hostilities in Tripoli must stop immediately
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  That'll work
Posted by: Frank G || 03/27/2020 9:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't SMILe when you say that.
Posted by: Lex || 03/27/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#3  or what
Posted by: Chris || 03/27/2020 12:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Thtop it!
Posted by: gorb || 03/27/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Their side is losing...

Just saying.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/27/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#6  LNA must have had a big week.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/27/2020 12:37 Comments || Top||

#7  By the Power of the UN, I command you to cease hostilities, demobilize your forces, make your beds, and call your Moms.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/27/2020 13:24 Comments || Top||

#8  UN once again stamps tiny feet in petulant fit.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/27/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#9  Oh, sh!t! I feel a strongly worded letter coming on.
Posted by: Spot || 03/27/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Just condemn Israel in general assembly: for not giving all our respirators to Gaza, or something - it'll calm you down.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/27/2020 16:34 Comments || Top||

#11  The opera ain't over 'til the Special Rapporteur sings.
Posted by: Matt || 03/27/2020 16:36 Comments || Top||


Gharyani urged the ‘mujahideen’ not to listen to the international community and their calls for a ceasefire due to coronavirus
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  January 1, 2020: Sheikh Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani said he called on parties since day one of the war to form a ministry of war with qualified incumbents. ... Gharyani has been issuing fatwas accusing his opponents of being accomplices to foreign intervention... Earlier, Gharyani said the Security Council was accomplice to Haftar..., adding that it is useless to keep complaining to the UN Security Council... all parties should confront the international conspiracy against Libya, hailing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan whom he said is supporting the causes of the nation.
Posted by: b || 03/27/2020 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  hailing Turkish President Dicktatar Erdogan

Proving if you get enough of "Allah's Swine Sperm beer" in y.a anything's possible.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/27/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||


LNA forces have downed the first Turkish TB2
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Look Ma, I shot down a Tester's model airplane.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/27/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#2  The picture at wiki makes that thing look huge.

No stats listed.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/27/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||


Libyan National Army is about to capture the entire Tunisian border
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Military Information Division of the General Command of the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, announced on Thursday that their forces are approaching the Ras Jdir border with Tunisia.

"A few kilometers separate our armed forces from controlling the port of Ras Jedir al-Bari and the entire border of the country," the Libyan Army’s Military Media Division said in a press statement on its official Facebook page.

Furthermore, the Libyan media confirmed the LNA’s control of the camp inside the city of Regdalin, which is located near the capital city, Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
According to the Libyan channel al-Hadath: " The armed forces entered Raqdalin, al-Jameel and al-Asa, where they received a popular reception from the people."

The front man for the Ottoman Turkish-backed al-Wefaq government forces, Colonel Tayyar Muhammad Qanunu, announced in a previous press statement on Wednesday that the al-Wefaq forces began "Operation Peace Spring" against the LNA in order to retake the al-Watayah Base.

Qanunu claimed that "the operation led to the arrest of a number of Haftar’s button men and mercenaries."



Libya: GNA militias split into two main groups after crushing defeat
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

GNA militia in Zwarah under the cover of the night smuggling their families to Tunisia in civilian cars
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Turkey's Syrian militants suffer heavy losses around #Libya in 72 hours
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] I guess the Volcano of Rage has pooped out.

[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Arabia
2 children killed by landmine blast in Yemen's #Hodeidah
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis offer prisoner exchange
Saudis for Hamasniks? That’s something new.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


RSAF conducts 5 airstrikes on Houthi positions in Al-Dhahir Yemen
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  It's an "Arab Ceasefire"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/27/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
US Department of Justice has issued bounties against Nicolas Maduro and his top officials
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Washington Post adds:
The Trump administration unsealed sweeping indictments against Venezuela
...a country in Central America that sits on an enormous pool of oil. Formerly the most prospereous country in the region, it became infested with Commies sniffing almost unlimited wealth. It turned out the wealth wasn't unlimited, the economy collapsed under the clownish Hugo Chavez, the murder rate exceeded places like Honduras and El Salvador. A significant proportion of the populace refugeed to Colombia and points south...
n President Nicolás Maduro and members of his inner circle on narcoterrorism charges Thursday, a dramatic escalation in the U.S. campaign to force the authoritarian socialist from power.

The administration announced a $15 million reward for information leading to Maduro’s capture or conviction, an extraordinary bounty on a man still recognized by the Russians, Chinese and others as Venezuela’s rightful leader. The move effectively turns the 57-year-old former union leader into an internationally wanted man, giving Venezuelans a new motive to act against him and adding a new level of risk to any travel he might attempt beyond the confines of his power center in Caracas.

Attorney General William P. Barr announced the indictments of Maduro and other current and former Venezuelan officials on charges including money laundering, drug trafficking and narcoterrorism. Barr and other U.S. officials alleged a detailed conspiracy headed by Maduro that worked with Colombian guerrillas to transform Venezuela into a transshipment point for moving massive amounts of cocaine to the United States.

Barr accused Maduro of "deploying cocaine as a weapon" to undermine the United States.

"Maduro and the other defendants expressly intended to flood the United States with cocaine in order to undermine the health and well-being of our nation," Barr said during a news conference in Washington.

The charges against Maduro, brought in indictments in New York and Florida, carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 50 years in prison and a maximum of life. The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, Geoff Berman, seemed to concede that U.S. authorities could not arrest Maduro in Venezuela, but noted that the leader might travel outside his country.
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  While this is an interesting tactic. No mention of arrest status for the past 3 Mexican presidents.

PS to Barrless, Epstein didn't kill himself you asshat.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/27/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  "Joselit Ramirez, Superintendent of Cryptocurrency"...?

Wow. Not even trying to hide their criminality.

Posted by: Lex || 03/27/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Protesters in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad, get out of their tents as security troops tried to storm the square
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


US forces leave Mosul area for first time since ISIS defeat
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Rudaw has photos here.
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


France will withdraw all troops it has stationed in Iraq until further notice due to the coronavirus
More on this story from yesterday. We wondered why they’re pulling out.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:


Two rockets in Baghdad tonight, one landed near the victory swords
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Kata'ib Hezbollah conducts live fire drill
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Meanwhile, life continues as usual
[YNet] - Rocket sirens blare in the southern city of Sderot on Friday.

A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israeli territory, landed in open fields according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/27/2020 16:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  IDF strikes targets in Gaza after rocket launched

in 5 ... 4 ...3 "Yehud has blown our only respirator!".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/27/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||


IDF confirms it shot down a Hezbollah UAV that entered Israeli airspace from Lebanon
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish military sends large convoy to southern Idlib amid Syrian Army build-up
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish military sent a large convoy to the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate on Thursday amid reports of a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) build-up in the Jabal al-Zawiya region.

According to reports from the Idlib countryside, the Ottoman Turkish military convoy entered northwestern Syria from the neighboring Hatay Province; they would make their way to one of their observation posts.

The Ottoman Turkish military was said to have reached the town of al-Mastoumah in the southern countryside of Idlib after entering the country earlier in the day.

At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army is still building up its forces in the Jabal al-Zawiya region, as they continue to send troops and military equipment to the front-lines in southern Idlib.

The Syrian Arab Army is awaiting the green light from the Russian Armed Forces to resume this offensive, which could happen during the first week of April.

The Russian military has given their Ottoman Turkish counterparts until the end of March to force their allied forces of Evil to withdraw from the designated safe zone along the M-4 Highway (Aleppo-Latakia Highway).

Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


2 x #IRGC weapons express planes to #Damascus, #Syria today it seems
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/27/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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Two weeks of WOT
Fri 2020-03-27
  Riots in China
Thu 2020-03-26
  Mohammed Ali Al-Houthi confirms Saudi coalition ceasefire
Wed 2020-03-25
  LNA forces eliminate GNA/al-Qaeda leader Ayoub Bu Ras in Tripoli
Tue 2020-03-24
  Gutierrez calls for an immediate global ceasefire
Mon 2020-03-23
  27 Taliban militants killed, 19 others wounded in Kunduz
Sun 2020-03-22
  Greeks Find Tunnel Full of Weapons Under Athens,
Arrest Turkish Terrorists
Sat 2020-03-21
  TSA halts all NY airport departures do to infected people showing up at each one.
Fri 2020-03-20
  Militant attack kills about 30 Malian soldiers -army
Thu 2020-03-19
  Migrants at Refugee Camp in Germany Riot,
Display ISIS Flags After They’re Put Under Coronavirus Quarantine
Wed 2020-03-18
  Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance
Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
Fri 2020-03-13
  Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt

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