Hi there, !
Today Thu 05/28/2020 Wed 05/27/2020 Tue 05/26/2020 Mon 05/25/2020 Sun 05/24/2020 Sat 05/23/2020 Fri 05/22/2020 Archives
Rantburg
446950 articles and 1579251 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 71 articles and 325 comments as of 21:48.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
Kurdish policeman found beheaded in Kirkuk
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 1: WoT Operations
6 19:23 Phugum Spump3764 [181] 
0 [71] 
8 17:10 Skidmark [272] 
1 07:15 AlanC [107] 
2 07:49 trailing wife [84] 
0 [99] 
0 [93] 
0 [56] 
0 [103] 
0 [101] 
1 02:47 SteveS [96] 
0 [74] 
0 [63] 
4 12:43 Chris [112] 
2 07:55 Mercutio [126] 
0 [64] 
3 10:46 Clem [113] 
Page 2: WoT Background
4 13:09 Clem [140]
16 17:27 Clem [280]
1 17:15 Skidmark [90]
4 18:47 Frank G [114]
4 17:14 Skidmark [130]
4 16:34 Raj [140]
1 09:12 Frank G [86]
1 07:54 Mercutio [83]
4 07:53 Mercutio [131]
2 14:36 Clem [106]
0 [75]
Page 3: Non-WoT
2 19:44 trailing wife [173]
1 21:45 Woodrow [118]
5 15:23 Barbara [156]
6 23:37 Clem [146]
13 21:22 M. Murcek [300]
6 14:02 Regular joe [165]
6 15:10 Skidmark [201]
8 22:05 Fred [275]
20 15:44 Lex [342]
8 14:50 Skidmark [191]
5 15:36 charger [178]
0 [69]
2 10:13 swksvolFF [99]
4 08:13 Lex [156]
7 09:35 g(r)omgoru [200]
4 14:07 Regular joe [151]
2 10:20 g(r)omgoru [211]
0 [52]
9 21:35 Woodrow [184]
11 20:12 Frank G [236]
6 13:20 g(r)omgoru [162]
0 [81]
1 00:27 Skidmark [64]
0 [77]
2 23:06 3dc [101]
11 23:41 Clem [212]
5 21:33 Woodrow [204]
10 21:48 Flusorong Darling of the Faith3280 [281]
Page 4: Opinion
4 16:29 JHH [135]
14 22:00 Lex [205]
7 15:01 M. Murcek [178]
6 12:32 Abu Uluque [167]
3 11:48 Abu Uluque [131]
4 21:44 Woodrow [161]
5 21:31 M. Murcek [159]
0 [53]
18 21:35 M. Murcek [344]
Page 6: Politix
11 23:38 Clem [313]
8 19:31 Lex [200]
5 20:37 KBK [175]
15 23:39 Clem [300]
0 [81]
3 07:07 M. Murcek [180]
Good morning
Grenell: Public misled 'too long',
vows to declassify more Flynn documents
Monday May 25th, 2020

BathingBeauties1920_01689u
Ghani Pledges Release of up to 2,000 Taliban Prisoners
Building "trust" with the Taliban has always proven productive
Syrian Army preparing for major Idlib offensive
But aren't they usually?
LNA claims 13 Turkish drones shot down in 72 hours
So that means the GNA didn't get all the Pantsirs?
New UN mechanism for Sudan should not include blue helmets, says minister
Something about giving up part of their sovereignty and receiving the legacy of Sarajevo and Rwanda and DRC in return
Taliban: Three day ceasefire for Eid
Then back to the usual carnage
At least five people have died in a blast during Eid al-Fitr festivities in Somalia
How very Islamically festive!
Myrtle Beach follies: 1 dead after 3rd
shooting on Ocean Blvd. in 8 days; 1 person in custody

Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 10:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Chicago to Myrtle Beach: "Aren't you cute"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Watching the movie Rampage, noticed the monsters stayed out of that west-central side (Garfield, Austin).
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/25/2020 13:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Cold day at the beach.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/25/2020 14:12 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ put on yer socks

Andpass the hooch
Posted by: Lex || 05/25/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Now I see why muzzies invented the burka. Sorry girls.
Posted by: jpal || 05/25/2020 19:03 Comments || Top||

#6  Check for Adam's Apples on two of them.
Posted by: Phugum Spump3764 || 05/25/2020 19:23 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Govt heavy artillery in Selab area Laghman
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  I walked that road a decade ago.
Posted by: CHA Cha goboom || 05/25/2020 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Do you have further thoughts on the subject, CHA Cha goboom?
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||


Ghani Pledges Release of up to 2,000 Taliban Prisoners
[ToloNews] President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
in a meeting on Sunday announced that the government will release up to 2,000 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prisoners as a goodwill gesture in response to the Taliban's calling for a three-day ceasefire, and the president also pledged to take further steps in the grinding of the peace processor.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban: Three day ceasefire for Eid
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


#2  Yemen has been a catastrophe for years
Posted by: Chris || 05/25/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

#3  For sure. USS Cole was a catastrophe, too.
Posted by: Clem || 05/25/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#4  why should us or the afghan govt. abide by their cease fire? they don't.
Posted by: Chris || 05/25/2020 12:43 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
At least five people have died in a blast during Eid al-Fitr festivities in Somalia
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Festivities were a blast?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/25/2020 5:30 Comments || Top||

#2  First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less.

Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three.

Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.
Five is right out.

Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade towards thy foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.
Posted by: jpal || 05/25/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Nice one, jpal!
Posted by: Clem || 05/25/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Russian fighters flown out of western Libya after Haftar retreat
[Jpost] The reported departure of the Russians is another blow to Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all. Actually, he is, but slowly...
's Libya National Army (LNA).

Russian fighters in Libya were flow out a town south of Tripoli
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Absolute best kind of war. We get to observe Russians, Turks and Syrian terrorists operating without getting our hair mussed. Outstanding.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  /\ A 'stay at home - non-meddling' US foreign policy. Who could we possibly have to thank for that ?

The Deep State shadow government and their MIC underlords are not amused.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/25/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ but what about our Globalist masters? What do they want?



/sarc if needed
Posted by: AlanC || 05/25/2020 7:10 Comments || Top||

#4  The GNA provides a home for a plethora of Islamist movements. It is supported by the consistently feckless EU. With any luck, Tripoli could easily become the next Tora Bora.
Posted by: b || 05/25/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, Trump has been talking about more nuclear testing..... What!? Just reporting the news here.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/25/2020 7:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, I saw that, too...SMH still.
Posted by: Clem || 05/25/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Going to guess the JCS are saying "Giving Langley an*l is fun...":
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/25/2020 8:57 Comments || Top||



LNA claims 13 Turkish drones shot down in 72 hours
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Libyan National Army announces that it has captured 12 Syrian fighters in Yarmouk camp
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Iraq
Iraqi security forces storm Baghdadiya TV station, detain employees & will not release them unless they promise not to work there
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Pelosi taking copious notes.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/25/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||


Kurdish policeman found beheaded in Kirkuk
[Rudaw] A Kurdish policeman in Kirkuk was found beheaded on Sunday morning in what his family believe to be a "terror-related incident."

The body of Bahjat Anwar, a father-of-five and member of Kirkuk's police force was discovered in his vehicle in the city's Askari neighbourhood.

Anwar's son Hussein Bahjat said he was unable to reach his father on three of his mobile phones after he left to repair his car on Saturday afternoon.

A number of knife wounds was found on his body, his brother Awad Anwar told Rudaw, adding that he had money and phones on his person at the time.

"He appears to have defended himself because there are knife cuts on his hand. He defended himself. They broke his fingers," his brother recounted.

While no one has grabbed credit for the killing, Anwar believes that is "terror-related."

Local authorities have now launched an investigation into the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under:


Iraqi sock puppets of Medes & Persians declare jihad on Saudi Arabia
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  ...You'd think by this point, there would be a UN office somewhere that keeps track of the various jihads...

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 05/25/2020 6:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Iran: Let's you and him fight.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/25/2020 7:55 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem, terrorist shot
[Jpost] An attempted stabbing attack occurred on Monday in Jerusalem at the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood.

The terrorist had been reportedly shot in the stomach as he attempted to stab an Israeli police officer.

There are no other injuries reported as the terrorist was treated in critical condition by medics at the spot.
Posted by: Frank G || 05/25/2020 10:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under:


Tensions increase in Jerusalem after Israeli police clash with worshipers at Al-Aqsa Mosque
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Satellite image reveals location of Turkish military’s air defense system in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A satellite image shared on the social media platform, Twitter, this past weekend showed the location of the Ottoman Turkish military’s air defense system inside Syria.

Based on the satellite image, the Ottoman Turkish military’s air defense system has been deployed to the town of al-Mastoumah, which is located just south of Idlib city.

Al-Mastoumah is not only located near the administrative capital of the Idlib Governorate, but its also strategically located along the Idlib-Latakia Highway (M-4 Highway).

The location is also located near the city of Ariha, which is expected to be a target for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), should they resume their offensive in the Idlib Governorate.

With its location so close to the Syrian Army’s front-lines, it is highly likely that the latter’s air force will be unable to launch any strikes deep into the Idlib region.
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Infighting plagues Turkish-backed groups as 'dozens' of casualties reported
“There can be only one.”
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Don't think of it as "sides" so much as opportunities to get over on your neighbors.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/25/2020 2:47 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army preparing for major Idlib offensive
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


IDF launching flares over the northern border with Leb
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 05/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



Who's in the News
40[untagged]
6Commies
5Sublime Porte
3Taliban
3Arab Spring
2Govt of Iran Proxies
2Govt of Sudan
2Govt of Syria
2Hezbollah
1Govt of Iran
1al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Islamic State
1Govt of Iraq
1Govt of Qatar (MB)
1Palestinian Authority

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog
Hair Through the Ages










On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2020-05-25
  Kurdish policeman found beheaded in Kirkuk
Sun 2020-05-24
  UN committee urges France to prevent execution of convicted jihadists in Iraq
Sat 2020-05-23
  Large cyber attack against Israel conducted from Gaza, Turkey, North Africa
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

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.235.45.196
Paypal:
WoT Background (11)    Non-WoT (28)    Opinion (9)    (0)    Politix (6)