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Good Morning

Bill Clinton's special advisor who let Jeffrey Epstein into the White House seven times and flew on the Lolita Express dies at 59 -- the latest associate of the former President to suffer an early demise
Thursday May 12th, 2022

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Russian aircraft bombed Turkish-backed opposition forces' posts in Syria'd northwest.
The Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria AANES handed over 5 five citizens of ISIS families to Sweden
The AANES welcomes Syrian refugees' return to Syria but to their original areas not according to Turkey's resettling scheme that serves its own interests
Mawlawi urges Sunnis to pull Lebanon out of 'new type of war'
Al-Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank
Ansarullah's Media Body condemns Zionist murder of Shireen Abu Akleh
Karma is a Bitch

Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anna may be wong, but she looks right to me.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/12/2022 6:47 Comments || Top||

#2  A brunette with bangs will always get my attention.

"Bang bang, yankee boy..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2022 7:03 Comments || Top||

#3  ...thus Louise Brooks in several RDS&TP appearances.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/12/2022 9:06 Comments || Top||

#4  I partly scrolled down the page and saw the pic without the captian, my first thought was Claudette Colbert.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 05/12/2022 11:36 Comments || Top||

#5  If bangs make the girl then that explains Cher.


Photo proof:
Posted by: jpal || 05/12/2022 15:12 Comments || Top||

#6  ^--- Very old Picture...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/12/2022 21:35 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Suicide blast kills at least four in Somalia ahead of elections
[Garowe] With just a few days to the presidential elections in Somalia, a jacket wallah targeted KM-4 junction which is located near the Aden Adde International Airport and the National Intelligence Security Agency [NISA] headquarters.

Police said four people died, including the bomber on the spot and several others were maimed after the suicide bomber targeted a car assigned to a top official whose name is yet to be revealed. The explosion just comes a few days before the country holds a presidential election.

The vehicle which was targeted was among those crossing towards the busy Aden Adde International Airport, which is frequented by high-profile politicians and visitors. It was just three weeks ago the al-Shabaab
...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa...
snuffies also targeted the airport.

On Sunday, Somalia will be holding a presidential election that has attracted over 30 candidates, with outgoing President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmajo declaring interest in the seat. He will be facing among others, former Presidents Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Security concerns have been raised and despite the fact that security responsibilities were handed to 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...
Transition Mission [ATMIS] in the country, the attacks are persistently targeting areas located near Afisiyoni tent where elections will be held.

There is no group that has taken responsibility for the attack but the al-Qaeda associate, the al-Shabaab is known for such attacks. The group has heightened attacks within the capital Mogadishu in recent months as the country struggles to conclude elections.

Elsewhere, the al-Shabaab friendly media outlets reported that a suicide bomber driving one of its truck bombs that went kaboom! at a military base controlled by Burundian forces was a Kenyan national, who has been working with the group for a couple of years.

The bomber was identified as Jamaal Diba Diida alias Zubeyr al-Muhaajir. The May 3 attack killed at least 30 Burundian soldiers and was the first major attack targeting ATMIS Forward Operating Base since the new transition mission took over from AMISOM in March.

Al-Shabaab snuffies control large swathes of rural central and southern Somalia but their influence has been degraded by concerted military operations within the region. There have been also efforts by regional players to help the country stabilize.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 02:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [31 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Seven terrorists killed; 1 officer and 4 soldiers killed: Egypt’s Armed Forces
[AlAhram] An officer and four soldiers were killed, and two other soldiers were maimed on Wednesday morning while intercepting the movement of a group of Death Eaters in the vicinity of a security checkpoint, the Armed Forces said in a statement.

The Armed Forces added that the "heroic operations" of the law enforcement forces led to the death of seven terrorists.

The incident comes amid a more comprehensive operation, which has been ongoing since Saturday 7 May in the isolated areas adjacent to the national border, against terrorist forces in response to the killing of Egyptian security personnel and in line with the national constants of the Armed Forces in maintaining the security and stability of the country, according to the statement.

The army stated that another seven bad boyz were potted in an air raid at a terrorist hideout on Wednesday dawn, adding that earlier on Saturday an air strike was launched killing nine Death Eaters and destroying a number of terrorist hideouts.

The army confiscated a number of automatic guns, ammunition, hand grenades and wireless devices as well as other weapons during the raid on Wednesday.

On Sunday, 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....
group grabbed credit for the 7 May attack in which an officer and 10 soldiers were killed.

The rate of terrorist attacks in North Sinai has declined in the past few years following massive and successive security and military operations.

The Islamic State’s branch in North Sinai, formerly known as Ansar Beit al-Maqdis,
...back when they were the local branch of Al Qaeda, before they became the Sinai Province of the more fashionable ISIS...
has grabbed credit for several attacks in North Sinai in the past decade.

The operation on Saturday was the first major terrorist attack in Egypt in recent years.

In 2018, the Armed Forces launched a major counter-terrorist drive, dubbed Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018, that succeeded in almost eradicating terrorism from North Sinai as well as the Nile Delta and desert areas.
The Times of Israel, based on Egyptian Army press releases:
Five Egyptian soldiers and seven jihadists were killed early Wednesday when the army was attacked in the Sinai region, the military said, the second such deadly attack in days.

Jihadist fighters attacked at dawn, an army front man said in a statement. "One officer and four soldiers were killed and two other soldiers were maimed," the statement read, adding that seven jihadists were killed.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s attack, which was announced by the military as Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi met with US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Clashes between separatists and Muslim Brotherhood hit occupied Dhalea province
[HODHODYEMENNNEWS] Dhalea province, in southern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
, has witnessed military tension between the so-called Security Belt elements of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) and Islah Party militia loyal to the Saudi-led coalition, local sources reported on Tuesday.

The sources explained that the Islah militia mobilised its fighters to the city of Moris and Qa’taba city, hours after Security Belt button men took down pictures of Salim al-Masn, leader of the so-called Juban resistance who was rubbed out by STC forces during a shootout in Hokla area of Dhalea.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Ansarullah's Media Body condemns Zionist murder of Shireen Abu Akleh
[HODHODYEMENNEWS] Ansarullah’s Media Body condemned on Wednesday the heinous liquidation committed by the Zionist enemy entity against Paleostinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, a news hound for al-Jazeera TV during her media coverage of Zionist enemy gangs breaking into Jenin Camp.

In a statement, the body considered the liquidation of Shireen Abu Akleh and the targeting of media crews as a Zionist attempt to hide its daily crimes against the Paleostinian people.

The body sent its sincere condolences to the family of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, to the Paleostinian people and to all the media and journalists.

It stressed the need to work to confront the crimes of the Zionist enemy, expose them and to address the media and political normalization with the enemy entity and "what the crime has proven is that co-existence with the Zionist enemy cannot be done in any way."
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Bangladesh
Suspended Juba League leader Samrat freed on bail
[NEWAGEBD] The jail authorities on Wednesday freed suspended Juba League leader Ismail Hossain Chowdhury Samrat on bail as he was granted bails in all four cases filed against him.

Samrat is facing charges relating to money laundering, illegal casino business, illegal bars, and possession of illegal arms, after the Rapid Action Battalion arrested him on October 6, 2019 during the drive against illegal casino business and illegal bars.

’After receiving a copy of his bail order granted by a Dhaka court on Wednesday morning in the corruption case, we have withdrawn jail’s wardens from the Coronary Care Unit of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital at 4:30pm where Samrat was undergoing treatment,’ Dhaka Central Jail’s senior superintendent Suvas Ghosh told New Age.

BSMMU director (hospital) Brigadier General Nazrul Islam Khan, however, told New Age that the medical board, which was monitoring Samrat’s health, would take decision today whether he should be released from the hospital.

’His health condition is not good,’ he added.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Britain
A British journalist who infiltrated a group for a @Channel4 documentary called “The Enemy Within: The Far-Right” was beaten by Antifa


A recently released documentary from the UK’s Channel 4 shows a journalist who went undercover with far-right group Patriotic Alternative being attacked by Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
members.

The documentary, titled "The Enemy Within: The Far Right: Dispatches," follows an undercover journalist, Elliot, who infiltrated the British group over the course of a year.

A clip of the documentary shows Elliot walking with members of the group while they drop off leaflets at homes.

"Why have we chosen this area?" the journalist asks those with whom he's leafletting.

"It's Rotherham," comes the response, "we're on the outskirts, which is heavily white, heavily working class."
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Those dastardly far-right extremists, distributing pamphlets! Why can't they be like the anti-fascists, and beat people to make their point!
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 05/12/2022 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Perhaps the thumped journalist learned something about the far left?
Posted by: Bobby || 05/12/2022 11:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Stopping free speech with violence is not stopping fascism. It IS fascism!
Posted by: Blackbeard Unereck7174 || 05/12/2022 15:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Much like the trolls are attempting.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/12/2022 16:48 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Suspect Video/Photos Released of Criminal Suspects Involved in May 3rd March
[PORTLANDOREGONGOV] The Portland Police Bureau continues to investigate the criminal damage done to businesses downtown during a free speech event held in the evening hours of May 3, 2022. Investigators have retrieved video from several damaged properties. PPB is requesting the public’s help in identifying the people actively damaging the property as well as the people holding umbrellas and concealing the criminal actors.

Included are several photos and videos of these vandals. In one video, a person applying graffiti is dressed in a black sweatshirt, blue jeans, and distinctive black and white shoes.

In another, a person dressed all in black with a distinctive hat is suspected of breaking several windows. The still photos are attached to this blurb. The video and still photographs are available here: https://youtu.be/3bxhxkWknRk . All photos and video included in this document are being released for public distribution in an effort to further a criminal investigation. All usage rights, including broadcast, is granted.

Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to send that information to crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case 22-117206.


Photo descriptions:
1. view from inside looking out through glass doors at vandalism suspect black-and-white shoes circled
2. person dressed in all black with a distinctive hat
3. A wider view of the suspect with an arrow pointing to him.
4. person dressed in all black with a full-face mask with a slit for eyes, wearing a dark colored backpack


###PPB###

###ORIGINAL MESSAGE BELOW###

On the evening of Tuesday, May 3, 2022, a group gathered in the downtown area and marched at various times. During the marches, some participants committed acts of vandalism, including graffiti and broken windows that damaged government buildings, coffee shops, and others (photos). Some burning material and incendiary devices were thrown at the Mark O. Hatfield U.S. Courthouse, but it's unknown if any damage was caused. No known injuries.

One arrest was made. Luke S. Anderson, 31, was booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center of charges of Reckless Burning and Disorderly Conduct in the Second Degree.

Officers are assessing the scope of the damage and investigating the crimes committed. If anyone has information, including witness statements, photos, video, or other evidence, please e-mail crimetips@portlandoregon.gov and reference case number 22-117206.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I wonder how many of the M3 Portland rioters took part in the J6 DC fiasco?
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2022 7:52 Comments || Top||


Antifa bravely vandalize a couple Catholic buildings


Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 

ANTIFA is acting more and more like Neo-Fascists in its political and physical tactics.

They even have a similar special salute or gesture between members?



Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/12/2022 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Antifa - warts on the rumps of civilization.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/12/2022 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Notice very carefully how the 'other side' never mentions the number of women who died every year from complications of 'legal' abortions? There is no 'minor' surgery.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/12/2022 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  "6AY"?

even better:

"My Boby my Choice"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/12/2022 19:01 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Elderly Kurdish couple arrested in Turkey on terror charges
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish authorities in Van province arrested a Kurdish couple, both aged around 80, for allegedly helping Kurdish rebels. A request for the home arrest of the woman, due to her disability was rejected, as reported by a local Kurdish media outlet.
Of course the Turkish authorities did. Resistance must be seen to be futile, with all nails firmly hammered down.
Makbule Ozer, 80, and her 79-year-old husband, Hadi Ozer, were detained in the summer of 2018 in Van province’s Edremit district for allegedly "aiding a terrorist organization," in reference to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). The couple were sentenced to two years and one month. They were arrested by police on Tuesday, Kurdish Mezopotamya news agency reported.

"May Allah not accept this injustice done to my dear father and mother," their son, Ubeydullah Ozer, said in a tweet on Tuesday.

Dilan Kunt Ayan, the lawyer of the couple, told the agency that she had submitted an application to the Van court to change the elderly woman’s sentence to house arrest, but it was rejected.

She added that Makbule suffers from a disability.

"My client, who is an 80-year-old woman with a 52 percent disability, cannot even meet her personal needs alone, and her daily needs are met by her children. Implementing the prison sentence will not serve any purpose expected from the execution of sentences according to the law. This would put my client in a position [in which she would be] unable to meet even her daily personal needs," she said.

The court rejected the demand because "the legal conditions were not met."

The PKK is an gang fighting for the increased rights of Kurds in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 02:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


India-Pakistan
How ISI bonded its terrorists and Khalistan forces to activate the K2 desk
[OneIndia] In 2019, the Intelligence Bureau had warned that Pakistain is activating its K2 operation or desk. In Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
, it has roped in the JeM, while in Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 02:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Gunfight breaks out in north Kashmir's Bandipora


A shootout broke out between faceless myrmidons and security forces in Salinder forest area in north Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
's Bandipora district on Wednesday.

"Encounter has started at Salinder forest area of #Bandipora. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow, " a police front man said.

The encounter is believed to have broken out after security forces cordoned the forest area following a tip off about the presence of Death Eaters.

The number trapped faceless myrmidons was not immediately known.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [36 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians say teen killed by rubber bullet in clashes near Ramallah
[IsraelTimes] A Paleostinian teenager died after being struck by an Israeli rubber-tipped bullet during festivities near Ramallah this morning, the Paleostinian Authority health ministry says.

Paleostinian health officials name the victim as 18-year-old Thair Khalil al-Yarouzi. According to the ministry, the bullet struck him directly in the heart, killing him.

The Israeli army confirms that troops fired rubber bullets at Paleostinians who threw stones at an Israeli military outpost near the Psagot settlement, and says they hit several people.

Israeli security forces frequently use rubber-tipped steel bullets as a form of crowd control. The rounds can maim, blind or even kill their targets; rights groups have advocated strongly limiting their use.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 01:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [42 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He’ll bounce back.
Posted by: Glavigum Sforza3275 || 05/12/2022 23:50 Comments || Top||


Israel says it foiled Hamas attempt to smuggle arms production parts via sea
[IsraelTimes] Military says top smuggler previously placed in durance vile
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in Israel was arrested as he and two others made their way toward Egypt’s Sinai


Israeli security forces thwarted an attempt to smuggle weapon production materials from the Sinai Peninsula through the Mediterranean Sea to the Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, terror group in the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip several weeks ago, the military said Wednesday.

Three Paleostinians, including one previously placed in durance vile
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in Israel for similar offenses, were arrested when Israeli troops stopped a vessel allegedly involved.

Details of the operation, which occurred on April 8, were barred from publication until Wednesday.

The Israel Defense Forces said the operation was a "joint intelligence and operational effort by Israeli Navy forces and the Shin Bet security service, along with Military Intelligence."

According to the military, in the evening hours of April 8, after receiving intelligence information, troops halted the vessel as it attempted to cross into Egypt’s territorial waters from the Gaza Strip. The three men on board were taken to the Shin Bet for further questioning.

One of the three was Mahmoud Bakr, whom the military identified as a senior smuggler who worked with a number of terror groups in the Strip. Bakr was indicted in June 2020 after he was arrested during a similar attempt. He was placed in durance vile
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in Israel for a year before being released to the Hamas-run coastal enclave.

The other two smugglers were named as Ahmed Ismail Fasih and Mahmud Nahad Silawi, fishermen and residents of Gaza’s coastal area, who were also involved in smuggling activities, the IDF said.

Officials did not detail the specific "prohibited equipment" the three allegedly sought to smuggle to Gaza, only that it was intended for Hamas and "in full coordination and directed by Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip."

"We hit a significant route that was used to transfer components to manufacture weapons for terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip," said Col. Eli Sukholitsky, commander of the Navy’s Ashdod base. "The IDF works constantly to prevent the intensification of terrorist organizations and their infrastructure," he added.

Over the years, Israel has stopped multiple attempts to smuggle military gear and weapons into the Strip, both through the sea and via shipments entering the Paleostinian territory.

Israel has maintained a naval blockade of the Hamas-ruled coastal strip since the terror group violent mostly peacefully took over the territory from the Paleostinian Authority in 2007. Israel says the measure is necessary to prevent Hamas from acquiring weapons from overseas. Humanitarian aid is transferred to the Paleostinian enclaves through Israeli land crossings.

As part of the blockade, fishing boats and other seagoing vessels are required to stay close to the coast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 01:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Hello. I believe I have discovered who the stone moai with hats are really.Jewish men with their shtreimel. Next question please.
Posted by: Dale || 05/12/2022 14:55 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ OMG! One of the Lost Tribes!!11!!
Posted by: SteveS || 05/12/2022 20:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Two existential questions answered in one sentence. Truly brilliant, Dale.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 20:49 Comments || Top||


Palestinian shot after lunging at police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City
[IsraelTimes] Suspect in taken to hospital at death's door; unclear if he was armed during attack; PA says 18-year-old Paleostinian killed near Ramallah during festivities with Israeli soldiers

A young Paleostinian man was shot on Wednesday in Jerusalem’s Old City after lunging at officers, police said, as tensions surged following the killing of a journalist in the West Bank amid festivities between Israeli troops and Paleostinian button men during an Israeli army raid.

According to Israeli police, the Paleostinian in his 20s yelled "God is Great" in Arabic while making threatening gestures at officers near the city’s flashpoint Temple Mount holy site.

"He lunged aggressively and ran quickly toward the officers stationed on the scene with an object in his hand, crying out ’Allahu Akbar’ and waving his hands toward them in stabbing and attacking movements," Israeli police said in a statement.

Officers opened fire, wounding the alleged assailant. The Paleostinian was rushed to the Hadassah Hospital at Mount Scopus at death's door, a Hadassah spokesperson said.

Police did not say if the suspect had been carrying a weapon.

"This was not a knife, but a different object that he drew out of a plastic bag," a spokesperson for the police’s East Jerusalem division said.

The spokesperson declined to elaborate further.

In most cases, police publish photographic evidence of knives or other weapons after attempted attacks, but refrained from doing so this time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2022 01:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under:


Al-Jazeera reporter killed during Israeli raid in West Bank
[NAHARNET] Veteran Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh was rubbed out Wednesday as she covered an Israeli army raid on Jenin refugee camp in the occupied West Bank.

The Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
-based TV channel said Israeli forces shot Abu Aqleh, 51, deliberately and "in cold blood" while Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said it was "likely" that Paleostinian gunfire killed her.

Abu Aqleh, a Paleostinian Christian who also held U.S. citizenship, was a prominent figure in the channel's Arabic news service.

Another Al Jazeera journalist, producer Ali al-Samudi, was maimed in the incident, the broadcaster added.

An AFP photographer at the scene said Abu Aqleh was wearing a press flak jacket when she was shot. The photographer reported that Israeli forces were firing in the area and then saw Abu Aqleh's body lying on the ground.

The Israeli army confirmed it had conducted an operation in Jenin refugee camp early Wednesday but firmly denied it had deliberately targeted a news hound.

The army said there was an exchange of fire between suspects and security forces and that it was "investigating the event and looking into the possibility that journalists were hit by the Paleostinian button men."

"The (army) of course does not aim at journalists," a military official told AFP.

A statement from Al Jazeera said: "In a blatant murder, violating international laws and norms, the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood Al Jazeera's correspondent in Paleostine."

It called on the international community to hold the Israeli forces accountable for their "intentional targeting and killing" of the journalist.

- 'PALEOSTINIAN BUTTON MEN'-
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said Israel was seeking a "joint pathological investigation into the sad death of journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh."

"Journalists must be protected in conflict zones and we all have a responsibility to get to the truth," Lapid added.

The U.S. ambassador to Israel, Tom Nides, tweeted that he was "very sad to learn of the death of American and Paleostinian journalist Shireen Abu Aqleh" and called for "a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death."

The Israeli prime minister said Paleostinian button men in the camp were likely responsible for Abu Aqleh's death.

"According to the information we've gathered, it appears likely that armed Paleostinians — who were indiscriminately firing at the time — were responsible for the unfortunate death of the journalist," Bennett said in a statement.

The maimed Al Jazeera producer, Samudi, said there were no Paleostinian fighters in the area where Abu Aqleh was shot.

"If there were resistance fighters, we would not have gone into the area," he said in testimony posted online, stating that the Israelis "fired towards us."

In recent weeks, the army has stepped up operations in Jenin, a historic flashpoint in the Israeli-Paleostinian conflict. Several of the assailants blamed for deadly attacks on Israelis in recent weeks were from the area.

The army said that during its operation in the camp, "massive fire was shot toward Israeli forces by tens of armed Paleostinian button men".

People in the camp "also hurled bombs toward the soldiers, endangering their lives. The soldiers responded with fire toward the sources of the fire and bombs. Hits were identified."

Courtesy of Skidmark from the Daily Mail:
Israeli soldiers are accused of 'assassinating' female US citizen Al Jazeera reporter by shooting her in the face during refugee camp raid - but Israel say Palestinians 'likely' shot her
There is a video showing her shot by the terrorist blindly spraying bullets down an alley at anything that moves.

Hundreds gather in Israeli cities to protest death of Al Jazeera reporter
[IsraelTimes] Three Palestinians arrested in clashes with police in East Jerusalem; peaceful rallies held in Haifa and Nazareth.

Israel, Palestinians said in talks to cooperate on probe into reporter’s death
[IsraelTimes] Report says bullet extracted from Shireen Abu Akleh’s body is a 5.56 mm round used by both IDF soldiers and Palestinian terror groups.
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Iran detains 2 Europeans as EU nuclear talk envoy visits
[AlAhram] Iran's Intelligence Ministry said Wednesday it detained two Europeans as a European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
envoy visits the country over its stalled nuclear negotiations with world powers.

The announcement by the ministry, during the visit of EU envoy Enrique Mora, comes as Tehran already is threatening to execute an Iranian-Swedish researcher imprisoned since 2016, and as other Iranian national faces a life sentence in Sweden.

Iran
...Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979...
long has faced allegations it uses its arrests as a bargaining chip with the West. Although negotiations around its landmark 2015 nuclear deal saw Americans freed in a swap, Tehran denies that.

The ministry said in a statement that the two Europeans planned to turn routine demands by various social and professional groups into ``chaos, social disorder and instability.``

It did not identify the nationality of those held. Sweden said Friday that one of its citizens travelling as a tourist were tossed into the calaboose in Iran, but it wasn't clear if his case was connected to the Intelligence Ministry's announcement.

The statement said the two are ``professional expert'' agents that were hired by a European country's intelligence apparatus. It said the ministry was pursuing them from ``the moment of arrival'' and that all their relations with the ``illegal Council of Teachers League'' were documented.

Iran has been facing regular protests by teachers over salary disputes.

Mora's visit comes as the nuclear deal talks in Vienna have stalled. The deal, which saw Tehran limit its enrichment for the lifting of economic sanctions, appear deadlocked over an Iranian demand for America to delist the Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization.

Despite repeated Iranian claims that a separate deal would see billions of dollars in assets unfrozen and prisoners exchanged with America, the State Department has repeatedly said that no deal is imminent on either a prisoner swap or the nuclear deal.

The deal collapsed after then-President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
unilaterally withdrew from the accord in 2018. Iran since has accelerated its enrichment of uranium, including a small amount to 60% purity, a short, technical step from weapons-grade levels.

Separately, the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency, charged with monitoring Iran's nuclear program, has grown increasingly critical of Iran's failure to cooperate with the organization and its refusal to explain the traces of radioactive material at several undeclared nuclear sites in the country. Iran has refused to release IAEA surveillance tapes of its nuclear facilities as well, worrying nuclear nonproliferation experts.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy's udder had begun to ache...
Iran is threatening to execute Swedish-Iranian physician Ahmad Reza Jalali by May 21 at the latest. Jalali is a Swedish-Iranian physician who specializes in disaster relief and has taught at European universities. Rights groups have condemned his detention.

The announcement of his imminent execution came after Iran summoned its Swedish envoy over a landmark trial in Sweden of an Iranian national charged with mass executions committed during the final phase of the Iran-Iraq War in the 1980s.

Swedish prosecutors are seeking life imprisonment for Hamid Nouri, who has been held in jug in Sweden since his arrest in Stockholm in November 2019. The Stockholm District Court has said that a verdict, in that case, was expected on July 14.
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The AANES welcomes Syrian refugees’ return to Syria but to their original areas not according to Turkey’s resettling scheme that serves its own interests
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

In a statement publicized on Wednesday, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES)
...also known as Rojava or the SDF, ie. the Kurds...
said that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s scheme to resettle Syrians aims to maintain its own interests, and it welcomed the Syrians return to their original areas.

The AANES said that the Ottoman Turkish president’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees in Syrian areas to where they do not belong is but a plan to serve Turkey’s anti-Syrians interests.

On May 3, the Ottoman Turkish president was quoted as saying, "we are preparing a new project for the voluntary return of one million Syrian brothers who are in our country as guests."

"Turkey seeks to guarantee longer-term interests on the Syrian soil, and create adequate environment to implement its expansionist policies," the statement read.

This scheme will cause conflict and discord among Syrians as implementing the demographic change of the original inhabitants, according to the AANES.

It stressed that complicity in facilitating or contributing to the resettlement project is a real contribution to the campaign of the demographic change against the region and its people.

It called on the Syrian people not to be dragged into such aggressive plans which do not serve Syrians’ interests and harm Syria and the unity of its people.

The AANES, through its statement, welcomed the Syrian refugees’ return but to their original areas from where they were forced to flee not those to which they do not belong.
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The Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria AANES handed over 5 five citizens of ISIS families to Sweden
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) handed over a Swedish Foreign Ministry delegation five members of ISIS families in camps in northeast Syria, an official in the AANES said on Wednesday.

Abdukarim Omar, the co-chair of the Department of Foreign Relations in the AANES, posted in a tweet they handed over two Swedish citizens to the Swedish Foreign Ministry delegation on Sunday.

Two Swedish women and three children from ISIS families were handed over to the Swedish delegation according to an official transfer document

In mid-March, a Swedish delegation visited northeast Syria, and two women and their two children of ISIS families were handed over, according to an official handover document between the AANES and the Kingdom of Sweden.

It should be known that the Autonomous Administration handed over 324 children and women from foreign ISIS families to representatives of their countries during the year 2021.

While, it handed 671 children and women from the families of ISIS members to foreign countries in 2019 and 2020.
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Russian aircraft bombed Turkish-backed opposition forces’ posts in Syria’s northwest.


The Russian aircraft bombed on Wednesday the Ottoman Turkish-backed opposition forces’ posts, south of Idlib, northwest Syria.

A Russian warplane targeted the posts of the opposition in the vicinity of the town of Benin in the Zawiya Mountain , south of Idlib, with missiles, military sources in the opposition told North Press.

The bombing caused the uprooting of some trees and partially damaged the surrounding houses, according to the same sources.

The Russian raids coincided with artillery shelling by the government forces of the opposition factions’ posts in the towns of Kansafra and al-Bara, south of Idlib, the sources added.

Similarly, the opposition factions’ posts near the towns of Kafr Noran and Sheikh Suleiman in the western countryside of Aleppo were also shelled by the government forces amid intense flight of Russian reconnaissance aircraft over the area.

Areas in the de-escalation zone in the northwest of Syria continue to witness daily exchange of bombardment between the Ottoman Turkish-backed opposition factions and the government forces.
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