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Good morning
Joe Biden: 'No Amendment to the Constitution Is Absolute'
Saturday April 10th, 2021

Sennett_Marvel ReaFordSterlingandAliceMaison1919
9 Border Force Members Killed in Herat: Sources
Ministry of Defense: 31 Taliban killed in ANA, AAF operations
Greek crime journalist shot dead in Athens in execution-style murder
UN atomic watchdog reports new Iranian breach of nuclear deal
Ethiopia: 1,900 people killed in massacres in Tigray identified
Yemen reopens main airport after 6-year suspension due to al-Qaeda
Kentucky governor signs bill
limiting ‘no-knock' police raids

Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2021 09:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Alice Maision with William Beaudine 1st picture
Alice Maison was born on February 20, 1900 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was an actress, known for The Kitchen Lady (1918), Miss Adventure (1919) and Lawful Larceny (1923). She died on February 9, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, USA.


Posted by: Jeremiah Jones8543 || 04/10/2021 14:37 Comments || Top||

#2 
Marvel Rea
Marvel Luciel Rea (November 9, 1901 - June 17, 1937) was an American silent film actress best known for her work aside Ford Sterling. She was one of Mack Sennett's "Bathing Beauties".



Posted by: Jeremiah Jones8543 || 04/10/2021 14:47 Comments || Top||

#3  From wikipedia:

On September 2, 1936, while walking down 107th Street and Compton Avenue in Los Angeles, California, three young men offered to take Rea to her home in East 107th Street. When she refused, they attacked Rea, threw her into a large red truck, and transported her to a eucalyptus grove at 120th Street and Compton Avenue,[4] South Los Angeles.[5] She was thrown to the ground, beaten and assaulted with glass bottles. She was then raped by each of the men in turn. During the attack, Rea suffered a seizure and was left by the men semiconscious. It took her four hours to recover enough to get help.

The three suspects were apprehended and questioned by Los Angeles Police Department, and were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and attack, though they all denied their charges.[4] In January 1937, the three young truck drivers unsuccessfully requested a new trial on charges that they attacked Rea. They gave oral notice of appeal in Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Frank M. Smith's court. The three were sentenced to prison terms of from one to fifty years.[6] In 1939 the three men were released from prison on technicalities regarding their trials, after serving only three years.

Death
Rea committed suicide by ingesting ant paste. She died on June 17, 1937 in Los Angeles. She is buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach, California with her family. Her death certificate lists her as Marvel L. Wilkinson but she is buried under the name Marvel Luciel Rea.

Some things never change......
Posted by: Mercutio || 04/10/2021 18:51 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
9 Border Force Members Killed in Herat: Sources
[ToloNews] Nine members of the Afghan Border Force were killed in two attacks by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
on their outposts in Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, sources from the province said on Friday.

The attack happened on two outposts in Kohsan and Ghorian districts on Thursday night, sources said. The two districts share border with Iran.

The districts fell to the Taliban following the festivities, sources said, adding that at least 15 border force members were taken hostage by the Taliban following the attacks.

Local officials declined to comment on the two incidents.

Violence remains high in the country despite peace efforts.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter awoke groggily, his hand still stuck in the Ming vase...
six children, all members of one family, were maimed in a magnetic IED explosion in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif in Balkh province on Thursday evening, the provincial police front man Adil Shah Adil said.

The bomb targeted a vehicle belonging to a tribal elder from the province, Adil said.

Also, a rickshaw driver was killed in a kaboom in the city of Kandahar on Thursday evening, said Ghorzang Afridi, security officer for Kandahar police headquarters.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Ministry of Defense: 31 Taliban killed in ANA, AAF operations
[KhaamaPressj The Ministry of defense in a released statement on Thursday said at least 31 Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters were killed in five districts of Kandahar province.

MoD stated, that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces backed by air support launched offensive operations in Arghandab, Zherai, Shahwalikot, and Maiwand districts of Kandahar province.

The operations resulted in 31 Talibs killed and further 19 others were reported maimed.

Some of weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban were also destroyed.

The Ministry of Defense also stated, that ANA’s engineering team discovered and defused 69 landmines planted by the Taliban krazed killers.

The Taliban have not yet commented in this regards.

This comes as the Ministry of Defense said Wednesday that 229 Afghan Air Force officers from the 777 Mission Wing graduated from advanced military training.
Some of the graduates are clearly female in a photo at the link, wearing a hijab in addition to the same style of uniform as the men.
General Yasin Zia, Chief of Army Staff and acting Minister of Defense, and several other senior officers also attended the ceremony to honor the graduates, according to MoD.

MoD indicated that another achievement is that the graduated AAF officers were trained by Afghan instructors.

Afghan Airforce has developed further in terms of combat and technical capabilities, the Ministry of Defense said in a tweet.

The newly graduated officers can independently plan and execute all matters related to Air Force operations, including combat missions, resupplying ground troops, and casualty evacuations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban destroys bridge on Kabul-Jalalabad highway
[KhaamaPress] Taliban
...Arabic for students...
destroyed a bridge on the Kabul-Jalalabad’s second-lane road in Surkhrod district 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..
province, Pajhwok News reported.

The bridge was blown following the Taliban attacks on a checkpoint in Fatehabad area of the district.

The second-lane was mostly used by residents of Sararud, Khogyani, Sherzad and Hesarak districts.

As the Talibs dynamited the bridge, Afghan National Army temporarily repaired the damaged bridge for the traffic.

According to Pajhwok Taliban forces of Evil were responsible for bridge’s destruction.

Taliban have not yet commented on the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Dear Kirsten Gillibrand - is that infrastructure?
Posted by: Raj || 04/10/2021 8:30 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Somali army captures Al-Shabab bases in central region
[Garowe] Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces have taken over several bases which were under al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
areas during early Wednesday operations in Galgaduud, in the central part of Somalia.

Mohammed Tahlil Bihi, SNA Infantry commander, said the 21st Division of SNA captured new bases in areas which are al-Shabaab strongholds and inflicted heavy casualties on the krazed killers.

"The bases were completely destroyed and murderous Moslems suffered huge casualties," Tahlil told the state-owned Somalia National Television in Mogadishu.

The latest move comes after the SNA liberated Sinadhaqqo and Labi Dulle areas during operations conducted last week in Galgaduud in which dozens of bad boyz were potted and weapons recovered.

Tahlil said the forces of Evil were planning to carry out terror attacks in those regions, vowing that the troops will intensify operations against al-Shabaab forces of Evil in southern and central regions to liberate move regions.

The al-Shabaab was routed from Mogadishu in 2011 by the 22,000-strong African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and has had to abandon most of its strongholds, but it still controls vast rural areas and remains the key threat to peace in Somalia and also carries out attacks in neighboring Kenya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2021 03:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Sudan Darfur Clashes Leave at Least 132 People Dead in Recent Days
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Oh Noes! My hovel is kaput!
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Soldiers shoot, kill Palestinian man, injure wife; IDF: They tried to ram troops
From few days ago.
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian media identify the man as Osama Mahmoud Mansour, 42; IDF says couple attempted to commit a car-ramming attack, but wife says they left home to run an errand.
"1) Pick up hummus, 2) Ram Jooos,..."
Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Paleostinian man in the West Bank early Tuesday morning in what the Israeli military deemed an attempted ramming attack, an account disputed by Paleostinian witnesses.

"IDF soldiers thwarted a car-ramming incident overnight during an operation in Bir Nabala," the IDF said in a statement, referring to a town northeast of Jerusalem.

Paleostinian media identified the man as Osama Mahmoud Mansour, 42, a resident of the West Bank town of Biddu, close to Jerusalem. His wife rejected the Israeli military’s account and said the couple had simply gone to run an errand.

"There were two army vehicles and some soldiers. They asked us to stop, so we stopped. There were a number of cars with us as well [at the roadblock]. We turned off the car. They told us to go, so we fired up the car and began heading out. Then they hit us with bullets," his wife — whose name has not yet been published — told official Paleostinian TV.

The Paleostinian Authority Health Ministry said Mansour said the man was brought at death's door to the Paleostine Medical Complex in Ramallah but died of his wounds. Mansour’s wife was also injured, according to the Health Ministry.

"[After Mansour was shot] the car began veering to the left. He looked like he had just gone to sleep. I started driving and pulled the car over until we found some young men who could get us to a hospital," Mansour’s wife said.

The army said that soldiers were manning a roadblock that was set up in order to enable other forces in the area to operate without interruption from passing traffic.

Soldiers at the checkpoint identified a car that stopped at the checkpoint and "suddenly accelerated toward another group of soldiers operating in the area," endangered the lives of the troops, the army said.

The incident came amid an uptick in violence in the West Bank in recent weeks, with an increasing number of rock-throwing attacks and Molotov cocktailings along highways as well as a number of attacks on Paleostinians.

Last week IDF soldiers arrested a Paleostinian man who allegedly tried to ram a group of soldiers near the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim. The vehicle instead hit several other Israeli vehicles and the suspect was arrested. There were no injuries reported in the incident, at the parking lot of the Ein Mabu’a nature reserve. The military said the incident appeared to be a terror attack, but did not seem to rule out the possibility it had been an accident.

Earlier in March, a Paleostinian man tried to stab an Israeli soldier during an overnight operation in the West Bank village of Tubas and was shot by another soldier.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under:

#1  wife says they left home to run an errand.

For a Paleostinian, this is an errand.

"... and see if you can run over some occupiers on the way, Mahmoud."

"Inshallah, mater mea."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 04/10/2021 3:47 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Unknown individuals targeted a military vehicle of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with an explosive device, killing four members in the town of Shuhail
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/10/2021 01:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: PLO


Syrian Missile Hits Lebanon during Israeli Raid on Damascus
More on the events of the 8th.
[AnNahar] Israel carried out a missile attack near the Syrian capital of Damascus and its southern suburbs early Thursday that maimed four soldiers, Syria's state media said.

State news agency, SANA, quoted an unidentified military official as saying that Syrian air defenses were able to shoot down most of the missiles before they hit their targets. SANA said some of the missiles were fired by Israeli warplanes flying over neighboring Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
The strikes also caused "some material damage."

The source did not provide details on the targets.

The strikes near the capital "destroyed a weapons depot likely used by the Lebanese Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
militia," among other Iran-backed groups, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

"It also killed three ... Iran-backed militia fighters," said the monitor.

The Observatory said it could not determine their nationalities but that they were all non-Syrians.

Al-Manar TV of Lebanon's Hizbullah said one of the Syrian air defense missiles went kaboom! near the Lebanon-Syria border and was heard in parts of southern Lebanon. It later said the missile crashed near the Lebanese border village of Houla.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/10/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



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  125 ISIS arrested in al-Hol operation
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