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PA refuses UAE aid sent via Israel, won’t be ‘tool for normalization’ – report
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Good Afternoon
Michigan AG: If Trump fails to wear
mask on factory tour he'll be asked not to come back
Friday May 22nd, 2020

marthahyer197
Iran will support any nation or group that fights Israel: Supreme leader
Footage shows Palestinian man torching field outside settlement
Leb Army Arrests Two Sudanese who Crossed into Israel, 4 Others
Iran Guards Kill 2 'Terrorists' in Clash near Iraq Border
PA refuses UAE aid sent via Israel, won’t be ‘tool for normalization’ – report
Soleimani ‘personally oversaw transfer of arms to Gaza Strip,’ Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) General Secretary Ziyad al-Nakhalah says
Joe Biden Ukraine Scandal Exploding

Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 15:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Absolutely had a little boy crush on her when I saw her in First Men in the Moon.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/22/2020 15:20 Comments || Top||

#2  what's up with the feets?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2020 15:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Peculiar lighting artifact off the nylons?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/22/2020 16:03 Comments || Top||

#4  Blood rush. Martha was a most exciting pinup for the instep fetishists
Posted by: Lex || 05/22/2020 16:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Nothing wrong with hiring attractive office staff if you ask me.

Posted by: jpal || 05/22/2020 18:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Bailey Quarters fan, sorry Loni
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2020 19:04 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ ??? "WKRP"? Don't know my Loni
but know my yoni
Posted by: Lex || 05/22/2020 19:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Yes WKRP
Posted by: Frank G || 05/22/2020 19:10 Comments || Top||

#9  I only remember "Olivia Neutron-Bomb!!"

feeling old
Posted by: Lex || 05/22/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Lex, very old. :^(
Posted by: AlanC || 05/22/2020 19:59 Comments || Top||

#11  loved WKRP remembering the classic falling turkeys episode
Posted by: Jan || 05/22/2020 21:25 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Nangarhar: Suicide Bomber Targets Convoy of District Governor
[ToloNews] In 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..
, the convoy of Chaparhar district governor Mohammad Seddiq Dawlatzai was targeted by a jacket wallah on Thursday afternoon, said local officials.

The attack took place at 03:00 pm in Behsud district, when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives close to Dawlatzai’s convoy, leaving him and his son maimed, said officials.

"The maimed are in stable, pH balanced condition," officials said.

However,
ars longa, vita brevis...
the officials did not provide further details about the attack.

No group has yet grabbed credit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2020 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under:


ANDSF Offensives Begun in Afghanistan’s West: Official
[ToloNews] Offensives mounted by Afghan forces have intensified in the west of the country, the senior deputy minister of interior, Lt. Gen. Abdul Saboor Qane, said on Wednesday, amid an increase in Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
attacks in many provinces.

The deputy minister, who visited 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...
on Wednesday, said the government forces' operations are being launched in insecure areas in the west.

The Afghan forces operations against the Taliban were resumed last week following an order from President Ghani to switch from "active defense" to "offense" mode. A rise in violence generally by the krazed killer group, and two attacks with high civilian casualties in Kabul and 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..
, led Ghani to order the new military posture.

Speaking of the new "offense" mode", Lt. Gen Qane said: "We want to show it in practice, based on the issued order, that our forces have switched to offense mode instead of defensive," Qane said.

Herat residents, meanwhile, called on the warring sides to agree to a ceasefire during the Eid days.

"Our demand from the Taliban is to stop killing during Eid days," said Safiullah Yaran, a Herat resident.

"We call on the Taliban to join the grinding of the peace processor," said Omid Iman, a Herat resident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2020 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Turkish-backed forces score new advance west of #Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


ISIS release photo report of ambush near Sheikh Zuweid, North #Sinai, which killed 4 soldiers
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Libya's GNA says it is targeting retreating Haftar forces
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


‘You are about to see the largest aerial campaign in Libyan history in the coming hours: ’ LNA's Jaroushi
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  This is getting interesting. 19th Century power politics returns. Now if Russia would only threaten to take Constantinople.
Posted by: b || 05/22/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#2  In the Orthodox world they refer to it as 're-take and liberate'.
Posted by: Cesare || 05/22/2020 6:40 Comments || Top||

#3  And Sisi firing up the grill.
Anyone ever put Cavender's on popcorn? May have to try that out.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/22/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Someone forget that Libya was home the a large US Army Air Force operation in WW2?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/22/2020 16:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Day 2: FBI has determined that this morning’s shooting at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi is ‘terrorism related’
Day 1 posts can be seen here and here.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]


Adam Salim Alsahli AQAP

Umm al-Qura University
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


#2  See, and you say Trump wasn't able to change anything at FBI.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pulwama: Security Personnel Martyred in Militant Attack
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian official: Security coordination with CIA halted over Israeli annexation plans
[Washington Examiner] A top Palestinian official said intelligence-sharing with the CIA has ended as a result of Israel’s plan to annex land in the West Bank.

Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, announced the move Thursday, according to Reuters. Erekat said that Palestinian officials had already notified the CIA about the move after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced in a speech that all agreements with Israel and the United States were no longer valid.

"Things change, and we have decided it is time now to change," Erekat said.

The CIA declined to comment when contacted by the Washington Examiner.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former opposition leader Benny Gantz made a deal to form a government earlier this month and have expressed plans to annex parts of the West Bank identified as areas belonging to Israel as laid out in President Trump’s peace deal. The potential move has been met with anger by Palestinians, with Abbas announcing an end to cooperation with Israel and the U.S. on Tuesday.

A Palestinian official told Reuters that Palestinian forces have begun to end cooperative policing in certain areas of the West Bank in response to the potential annexation.

"In light of the president’s instructions about ceasing security coordination, the Israeli side was notified," the official said.

The increasingly tense situation comes after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Israel and met with government officials. Prior to his visit, he denied reports that the U.S. is trying to get Israel to back away from the move and said it would be "a decision that the Israelis will make."

Israeli officials confirmed Thursday that Abbas is following through with the threat to end security cooperation despite making similar threats in the past.we
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/22/2020 01:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  So, CIA would have to overthrow Trump on their own?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2020 1:57 Comments || Top||

#2  A simple contract renegotiation tool, nothing more.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/22/2020 2:04 Comments || Top||


Footage shows Palestinian man torching field outside settlement
[IsraelTimes] As authorities probe a number of fires that have ravaged the West Bank this week during the ongoing heatwave, the Kan public broadcaster publishes footage of a Paleostinian man getting out of his car on a road outside the Shiloh settlement and proceeding to ignite a brushfire before driving away.

Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanese security forces bust massive drug smuggling operation into Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Lebanese authorities announced on Thursday, that they thwarted a massive operation to smuggle cannabis into Turkey.

In a statement, the security forces stated that “after careful monitoring and control, wer were able to arrest two Lebanese nationals,” pointing out that their arrests were made in the Qabayet Akkar area in northern.

According to the security forces, their troops seized a large quantity of hashish, approximately two tons, after searching a truck in the Qabayet Akkar area.

The security forces statement added, “By investigating the detainees, they confessed that the amount of narcotics seized with them was intended for smuggling to Turkey, and that they had transported them from the Hermel region in the Beqaa, northeastern Lebanon.”

It is worth noting that cultivation of hashish in Lebanon is illegal, especially in the Beqaa region.
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Strike suspected to be by the US hit a vehicle carrying ISIS fighters south of Turkish-controlled Afrin
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  One of the side effects, when a big or medium shot gets hit is how the organization tries to figure out how we knew. No doubt takes a lot of effort, gets various folks sidelined, at best. A multiplier effect.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 05/22/2020 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  So the US should do some random vehicle destruction just to boost the chaos.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/22/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#3  I don't like the title. It should be
Strike suspected to be by the US hit a vehicle carrying [suspected] ISIS fighters south of Turkish-controlled Afrin
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/22/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||

#4  So the US should do some random vehicle destruction just to boost the chaos.

Miss on purpose as well, so it looks like the Turks?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/22/2020 12:21 Comments || Top||


Leb Army Arrests Two Sudanese who Crossed into Israel, 4 Others
[AnNahar] The Lebanese Army on Wednesday arrested two Sudanese nationals who had crossed into Israel on Tuesday.

"A patrol from the Intelligence Directorate on Wednesday arrested two Sudanese nationals in the southern area of al-Qawzah after their presence there raised suspicions," an army statement said.

"They confessed that they had crossed into the occupied Paleostinian territories on Tuesday through the electronic fence near the town of Yaroun before being arrested by Israeli enemy troops, who forced them to return to Lebanese territory on Wednesday, in breach of the applicable operational measures that call for coordination with the U.N. Interim Force in 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 military added.

Another patrol from the aforementioned directorate meanwhile arrested four other Sudanese in the Alma al-Shaab-Wadi Hamoul area, who were preparing to cross into Israel, the army said.

An investigation has since been launched under the supervision of the competent judicial authorities, it added.

A similar incident had occurred on May 3, when Israeli forces caught five Sudanese men who crossed from south Lebanon. An Israeli military spokeswoman said it was believed the men had intended to seek work in Israel, which was home to more than 6,000 Sudanese asylum seekers as of January.

The five Sudanese were also detained by the Lebanese Army upon their return across the border.

Israel and Lebanon are technically at war, with Israel having fought a full-fledged war against 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...
in 2006.

Israel also remains technically at war with Sudan, which supported hardline Islamists -- including, for a period, al-Qaeda -- under former president Omar al-Bashir
...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it...
. In February, the leaders of both countries met in Uganda for what the Israeli prime minister's office described as talks aimed at normalizing ties.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [72 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Iran Guards Kill 2 'Terrorists' in Clash near Iraq Border
[AnNahar] Iran's Revolutionary Guards killed two "counter-revolutionary terrorists" in a clash in the western province of Kurdistan, state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
's website reported on Wednesday.

At midday on Tuesday, the Guards "in a joint operation with Kurdistan province's intelligence organization fought an eight-man counter-revolutionary group and killed two of them," state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
quoted a Guards' statement as saying.

Four other members of the group were maimed and the rest fled into the mountains, it added.

They were still being pursued.

The clash occurred near the town of Marivan, the statement said, without naming the group.

For much of the past 40 years, 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...
has been battling Kurdish bully boyz who use bases in neighbouring Iraqi Kurdistan to mount attacks against the Guards and state institutions inside the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/22/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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Fri 2020-05-22
  PA refuses UAE aid sent via Israel, won’t be ‘tool for normalization’ – report
Thu 2020-05-21
  Iraq security forces arrest the new ISIS leader
Wed 2020-05-20
  Abbas says the PA sees itself free of all agreements with Israel and the U.S. - including on security matters
Tue 2020-05-19
  GNA captures al-Watiyah Airbase from the LNA
Mon 2020-05-18
  Afghan president inks power-sharing deal with rival
Sun 2020-05-17
  Pak Doctor on H-1B Visa Wanted to Attack U.S. for ISIS
Sat 2020-05-16
  Tomb of Mordechai and Esther in Iran reportedly set ablaze
Fri 2020-05-15
  France: Pro-Refugee Activist Murdered by Migrant He Was Sleeping With
Thu 2020-05-14
  Nangarhar Funeral Bombing Death Toll Rises to 32
Wed 2020-05-13
  President Ghani, in light of attacks, orders Afghan forces to resume attacks on the Taliban
Tue 2020-05-12
  GNA militia evacuate their headquarters in Abuslim
Mon 2020-05-11
  Iran navy own goal in Oman Gulf exercise; 24 dead
Sun 2020-05-10
  GNA militias lines collapsing quickly
in Abuslim and Salah AlDin with a LNA advance
Sat 2020-05-09
  Houthi Yemeni Scholar Ibrahim Al-Ubeidi: Saud Clan Is a Jewish Family
Fri 2020-05-08
  933 Taliban Prisoners Freed by Afghan Govt, More Promised

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