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As American Cities Burn, Trump Declares 'ANTIFA' a Terrorist Group
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Good morning
Declassified Flynn Transcripts
Contradict Key Mueller Claims Against Flynn
Sunday May 31st, 2020

LNA have gained full control of the Ramla axis
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"Several" is 19 ISIS, while losing five of their own
Iraqi intelligence arrests ISIS commander in Baghdad
The unnamed bad boy comes from a self-eliminating family: Pop got it in a suicide boom mobile, and three brothers exploded, probably out of pure meanness
Sudan warns of all-out war with neighboring Ethiopia
Most people probably don't think Sudan is ready for all-out war, given their current shaky post-president-for-life condition
IDF: Suspect tries to ram troops in West Bank, is shot and ‘neutralized’
Rendering bad boyz "neutral" sure keeps the recidivism rate down
Turkey sends stern warning to Greece, Egypt: We will protect our interests
Turkish "interests" include all the former Ottoman lands and the eastern half of the Mediterranean.
Reuters caught stealing LabPadre's
live video from Starship explosion and selling it.

Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2020 04:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wouldn't it have been better to invest the money in dentistry rather than breast enlargement?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 4:56 Comments || Top||

#2  I watched the SpaceX crew this morning doing anti gravity tricks but Sabrina does it better.
Posted by: Classer || 05/31/2020 6:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Wouldn't it have been better to invest the money in dentistry rather than breast enlargement?
Big teeth aren't nearly as enticing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ I'll go with the implants, dental implants.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't know that they had dental implants back in the '50ss. Plus, she is a Brit so ...........

Oh yeah, she's also dead.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/31/2020 10:15 Comments || Top||

#6  Damn the torpedoes full speed ahead.
Posted by: jpal || 05/31/2020 19:45 Comments || Top||

-Lurid Crime Tales-
Minnesota authorities have begun contact tracing arrestees from protests
[TWITTER] At a press conference on Saturday, Minnesota leaders said that the majority of those being destructive during the protests about George Floyd's death in the Twin Cities were from out of state, and that officials have begun contact tracing arrestees. Later, the US president Tweeted, "It’s ANTIFA and the Radical Left. Don’t lay the blame on others!"
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2020 13:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Wouldn't that be ironic - COVID response being weaponized against ANTIFA? [rubs hands gleefully]
Posted by: Bobby || 05/31/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Kind of wonder if that wasn't the point all along, they are just unveiling it earlier than expected.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 20:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Terrorist declaration = RICO act incoming.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 05/31/2020 23:29 Comments || Top||

Police have lost control of downtown Dallas. Armed militia are now coming to help protect businesses
Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2020 13:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [177 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Wunderbar.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Good.

The cops in most blue areas have proven to be useless drones who like to eat your taxes even more than donuts.
Posted by: charger || 05/31/2020 15:01 Comments || Top||

#3  well, the dems are about to get what they wanted. I don't think it's gonna turn out like they think it is.
Posted by: Chris || 05/31/2020 15:44 Comments || Top||

Roundup: As American Cities Burn, Trump Declares 'ANTIFA' a Terrorist Group

Courtesy of Mercutio, DISRN has more on the declaration here. And PJ Media adds:
As PJ Media contributor Victoria Taft noted two years back, the Department of Homeland Security already considers antifa a form of domestic terrorism. In 2017, Politico reported that “the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as ‘domestic terrorist violence,’ according to interviews and confidential law enforcement documents obtained by POLITICO.”

Even so, a formal declaration is arguably warranted following the devastation in recent days. Lamenting the riots, looting, and arson should not be a partisan or racial issue, as black citizens and business owners have broken into tears after witnessing the devastation in their communities and the destruction of their livelihoods.

As of Sunday morning, police had arrested nearly 1,400 people in 17 U.S. cities since Thursday. Governors in at least nine states have activated their states’ National Guards to respond to riots: Minnesota, Ohio, Georgia, Colorado, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Texas, Utah, and Washington State. In another five more, governors have said they planned to activate the National Guard.

As the United States was leaving lockdowns imposed to fight the coronavirus, cities across the country have enforced a new limited kind of lockdown to prevent the destruction. Cities across the country set curfews to stem the violence, including: Minneapolis, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Denver, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Seattle, Cleveland, Columbus, Portland, Miami, Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, and Rochester.

Skidmark’s posted headlines collected in one place:
George Floyd riots spiral out of control: Chaos erupts in 25 major cities from NYC to LA as protesters torch cop cars, burn buildings and loot stores on fifth night of violence that has left three dead and dozens injured

Joe Biden calls for an end to violent riots over the George Floyd killing as it's revealed his campaign staff donated to a group that pays bail for Minneapolis protesters

Utah man aims a hunting BOW at George Floyd protesters in Salt Lake City and yells 'All lives matter!' before a group of demonstrators tackle him and torch his car

Machete-wielding man attacked by Dallas mob in shocking video was ‘allegedly protecting neighborhood': police

Car speeds through streets moments before it is deliberately driven into a police vehicle during George Floyd protests in Denver leaving three officers and civilian severely injured

Video: police horse trampling on a protester during George Floyd protest in Houston sparks police investigation

Two NYPD patrol cars RAM into a group of George Floyd protesters in Brooklyn after crowd surrounded them and started throwing plastic bottles and trash

One protester is shot and killed and at least two others are injured in Indianapolis during George Floyd demonstrations

Dallas rioters hurl ROCKS at 'business owner who tried to defend his store with a sword' then brutally beat him unconscious during night of violence in the city

George Floyd protesters swarm Beverly Hills and LOOT high-end stores on Rodeo Drive as 500 people are arrested in LA and Mayor Garcetti calls for National Guard because 'this is no longer a protest. This is destruction'

Minnesota AG Ellison says he has evidence of outsiders contributing to riots while calling out ‘endemic problem’ with Minneapolis police

Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2020 13:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [442 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mercutio, while you are philosophically correct that these are the actions of a terrorist network, I moved your article to cluster with the rest of the articles on the subject. Fred has now weighed in on the subject, and for the duration all articles on the Antifa insurgency are to be filed Page 1: War on Terror, Lurid Crime Tales. This may change again, depending on who is discovered to be behind and involved.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2020 13:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Grazie, Bella mia.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/31/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

#3  More from Legal Insurrection
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/31/2020 14:36 Comments || Top||

#4  bout time
Posted by: Chris || 05/31/2020 15:44 Comments || Top||

#5  The riot in La Mesa last night was a little too close to home for me. Let's put it this way: It was close enough to be scary. Last I looked, admittedly a while ago but I think it's still true, La Mesa is an affluent, predominantly white, white-collar bedroom community. Ostensibly the protest was about a black man who was arrested on Wednesday at the Grossmont Trolley Station in La Mesa. The complaint seems to be that a La Mesa cop was too rough. I've spent enough time on the trolley to see a lot of colorful characters hanging out at trolley stations and wished many times for a greater police presence. Fact is, the trolley is dirty and dangerous.

So thousands of people who may or may not have seen a video clip of some shoving were outraged enough to shut down I-8 and try to burn the La Mesa police headquarters. I don't believe any of those protesters/rioters live in La Mesa. I've been to La Mesa many times and those people didn't look like La Mesans to me. But they weren't black either so I figured, having seen videos of Antifa in action, that these people, some of them anyway, were Antifa. I was skeptical about their concern about racism and for the black guy who was arrested. This was not a sincere, legitimate protest of local community members about racism. It was a riot that was carefully coordinated with other riots across the country. I think their goal is to destabilize our country.

I guess my point is that if they can invade La Mesa, they could have invaded my town just as easily. Nobody got killed. I don't think any shots were fired. But rocks were thrown, windows were broken and graffiti was sprayed. It could have spiraled out of control. So, yeah, I'd classify it as terrorism.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/31/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||

#7  See my comment #8 here - my Mom was literally shaking, she said
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 16:12 Comments || Top||

#8  Nkw we can get down to some serious busunesd. Good hunting - no bag limit!
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/31/2020 16:15 Comments || Top||

#9  PIMF
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/31/2020 16:16 Comments || Top||

#10  That Minnesota AG Ellison...another real "winner". So, he's the AG of the state but he is complaining about an "endemic problem" within the Minneapolis Police Department. Uh, so, Ellison, you did NOTHING about it?
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 16:24 Comments || Top||

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 16:48 Comments || Top||

#12  Regarding La Mesa, the locals were out cleaning up the next morning. Seems most of the rioters were not from the La Mesa.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 20:20 Comments || Top||

#13  It's already been done, apparently: "Department of Homeland Security has reportedly been warning about growing threat of violence between left-wing anarchists and right-wing nationalists since early 2016."

"US security officials have classified the left-wing group Antifa as "domestic terrorists", confidential documents have revealed."

In other news, Attorney General William P. Barr's Statement on Riots and Domestic Terrorism:

"Federal law enforcement actions will be directed at apprehending and charging the violent radical agitators who have hijacked peaceful protest and are engaged in violations of federal law.

To identify criminal organizers and instigators, and to coordinate federal resources with our state and local partners, federal law enforcement is using our existing network of 56 regional FBI Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTF)."

Some will say that Mr. Trump does not have the authority to declare Antifa a "Terrorist Group," but declaring them to be a "Domestic Terrorist Group" is a horse of a different color.

Thank G*d it is not mid-August...
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 05/31/2020 20:54 Comments || Top||

#14  I wonder if the 'Black' community understands they're expendable to the hard Left's agenda, which is power by any means necessary. It's all for the revolution baby! Chumps.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/31/2020 20:55 Comments || Top||

#15  Minnesota sign language dude cost me a dollar.

Oh, didn't know that is a dude? $1 over there.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/31/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||

#16  # 5 Stay safe, Abu.

Hitting close to my home, too.

Time for the National Guard to smash these little savages.
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 22:01 Comments || Top||

#17  Fecking shame of it is that the FBI, whome we desperately need to be functional against internal threats such as these, has been wasting time talent and resources on political targets thanks to Holder, Lerner, McCabe, and others in the Obama administrations. The domestic terror tracking withered while political targeting occupied the bulk of high level FBI and DOJ attention.

I wonder if we can demand the head of the FBI to resign over this massive failure of his agency? I have the perfect "temporary" replacement in mind.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 05/31/2020 22:16 Comments || Top||

#18  It appears that, once Antifa has been declared a Terrorist Group, and their attacks the acts of a terrorist group, Prez can declare a National Emergency and enactment of the Insurrection Act.

Might even be able to "smashmouth" Jack Dorsey...
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 05/31/2020 22:34 Comments || Top||

George Floyd protesters swarm Beverly Hills and LOOT high-end stores on Rodeo Drive as 500 people are arrested in LA and Mayor Garcetti calls for National Guard because 'this is no longer a protest. This is destruction'
Nota bene: the rest of Skidmark’s Antifa riot articles have been collected here with our gratitude for the quiet work he does collecting such things for us every day.

— trailing wife for the moderators at 1:49 p.m. EDT
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 12:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Groovy.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I wonder if their bail will be paid any of the residents.
Posted by: charger || 05/31/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh, and it was never a "protest".

It was a pretext.
Posted by: charger || 05/31/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||

#4  How much of the loot is going to show up on Ebay?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 05/31/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Can't sell a Mercedes, vin numbers will give away the stolen nature. Cops should be looking out for Mercedes crossing the Mexican border in the next few weeks.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||

Shocking video that shows police horse trampling on a protester during George Floyd protest in Houston sparks police investigation
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 12:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under:

#1  War trained, eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 13:29 Comments || Top||

#2  It's been my expierience in 25 years of horse riding in parades and other equine events a horse will not intentially step on a horse. The footing is too unstable and the horse doesn't want to fall.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/31/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Look at the video. She wasn’t trampled and stood up immediately after, apparently unharmed. It appears the horse actually side-stepped (kind of hopped sideways) to avoid stepping on her. At worse she walked right in front of a moving horse. Generally a bad idea as the horse weighs several times your weight.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/31/2020 15:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Like getting between Rosie O' Donnell and cake
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 16:09 Comments || Top||

#5  a horse will not intentially step on a horse or human

I did have one horseshoe then kick me on my way to the ground.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 18:01 Comments || Top||

#6  I meant human.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/31/2020 21:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Bad horsey! No sugar cubes for a week.
Posted by: Sheter Grens9560 || 05/31/2020 22:22 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 I meant human.
- Deacon Blues

Getting hard to tell the humans from the animals these days.
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 23:42 Comments || Top||

Terrifying moment Utah man aims a hunting BOW at George Floyd protesters in Salt Lake City and yells 'All lives matter!' before a group of demonstrators tackle him and torch his car
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 12:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Never hesitate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 13:36 Comments || Top||

Antifa National Mobilization?
[LegalInsurrection] Pallets of bricks are appearing in the riot zones, and there are reports of professional agitators, including antifa, showing up in cities across the nation.

BREAKING: tonight’s Dallas riot was pre-planned

Organizers were directing the crowd where to go
They had pallets of 100 bricks ready for rioters
They were yelling to the crowd "go left, there are 100 bricks on the corner over there"
This wasn’t random chaos

More info to come
NYPost just now: Trump to issue EO declaring Antifa a Terrorist Organization
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/31/2020 07:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [464 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Ex-Boston police chief claims 'group outside the US' using George Floyd protests to 'destabilize our society'

"When I was in Ferguson for [the Justice Department] or with the Obama administration after the [Michael] Brown shooting, we saw that there were terrorist groups, organizations in Pakistan and elsewhere who were setting up false Twitter accounts and setting, having... two sides with conversation, basically alienate each other going forward,"
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 9:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Bet on it.

What are the odds that a local incident like this involving one nobody would trigger simultaneous, almost identical, violent action in dozens of US cities?

Many of these cities have no recorded police shootings of unarmed black men whatsoever. Dallas doesn't have bad relations between police and the black population. San Jose doesn't even have many black people at all.

Why would anyone in a city that has no history of unrest suddenly have not protests but mass violent action?

This could only be the result of pre-existing organization, coordinated across state lines.

Fits the Anti-Riot Act (18 US Code Section 2101) definition of "inciting or participating in or carrying on a riot or committing any act of violence in furtherance of a riot."

Let's see whether we still have a functioning FBI.
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  ^^ A functioning FBI? Well, of course it's functioning. There are elements within it that are enabling this activity.
Posted by: Angomomble Sforza9179 || 05/31/2020 10:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Declare Antifa a terrorist organization. Do it now. Even if it requires an Executive Order.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

#5  an EO declaring Antifa a domestic terrorist org has been considered

the problem with this is that providing aid to domestic terror groups is not a crime (although providing aid to foreign terror groups is a crime, hence criminal penalties for people who seek to aid ISIS)

this requires competent legislation which is a problem because the House of Rep
Posted by: lord garth || 05/31/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#6  The state will do nothing. The fed will do nothing. It’s getting to be time.
Posted by: 49 pan || 05/31/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ Agree, a bit too late. Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon was on Fox this morning saying that "if the rioters had jobs they wouldn't have time to be rioting." (paraphrase)

Little foking wonder he's a "former" strategist.

Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2020 11:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Strange comment from Bannon. I thought he was smarter than that.
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 11:30 Comments || Top||

#9  The problem with that Garth is that a D president would use it to shut down the NRA, Heritage Foundation and maybe even the RNC. Just have to have a trigger and the media hyping up the White Supremist angle...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/31/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Actually there's a smidgen of truth behind his (clumsily-expressed, soundbite-ish) notion.

Take a population of emotionally-unstable, high-strung urban 20- and 30-somethings who have little to do, lock them inside for two months, give them social media accounts where they can wallow in Twitter-slime for 14 hours a day, and of course you'll get festivities as soon as there's a pretext + nice weather.
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#11  Antifa members are more likely to have mental / emotional problems than to have strong ideological beliefs.
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#12  Perhaps their parents need to have Basement Curfews
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#13  I originally filed this under Terrorist Operations. Apparently someone else agrees with me.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/31/2020 13:20 Comments || Top||

#14  Mercutio, while you are philosophically correct that these are the actions of a terrorist network, I moved your article to cluster with the rest of the articles on the subject. Fred has now weighed in on the subject, and for the duration all articles on the Antifa insurgency are to be filed Page 1: War on Terror, Lurid Crime Tales. This may change again, depending on who is discovered to be behind and involved.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2020 14:08 Comments || Top||

#15  one of the good things about a legislative action is that it gets Congress on record - it would be interesting to see how many Democrats would vote to prevent an Antifa designation

another is that it can limit designation to specified criteria so it is more difficult for progressives to misuse it
Posted by: lord garth || 05/31/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

#16  Does ANTIFA have a chain of command?
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 15:50 Comments || Top||

#17  Yes, the DNC
Posted by: Beavis || 05/31/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

#18  /\ Audible laughter.
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

#19  Beavis will late Snark O' The Day entry
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 16:12 Comments || Top||

#20  "WITH" autocorrect ducks
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 16:13 Comments || Top||

#21  Follow the money.

FYI, there are reports of the discovery or pre-positioned caches of oil and gasoline filled bottles, cloth strips, and lighters that "rioters" are being directed to, near specific target buildings.

This is a guerilla war. All enemies Foreign and Domestic. Time to start attacking ANTIFA head on, go after their funding, go after their cyber infrastructure, and go after the individuals with long jail sentences for the foot soldiers, and Treason with Execution for the leaders.

Arm the local black citizens and let them form their own 2nd Amendment self-defense militia against these goons. Hell, deputize them in some areas where the police cannot operate easily.

Its time. Start bleeding Antifa to death, figuratively and literally.

Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 05/31/2020 22:09 Comments || Top||

Minneapolis - and beyond - roundup:
Barr threatens to bust 'far-left extremist groups' who cross state lines to join festivities

Other 3 fired Minneapolis cops in George Floyd case keep low profile
[NYPOST] As frightening riots spread all over the country Friday night, two of the three Minneapolis coppers present at the fatal arrest of George Floyd last week have left town. The third is keeping a low profile, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported.

Details are sketchy about the three since their social media pages have been deleted and their phones turned off or disconnected.

A lawyer for Tou Thao, 34, who was filmed watching as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on 46-year-old Floyd’s neck while he pleaded that he couldn’t breathe, said he is no longer in Minnesota.

J Alexander Kueng, 26, one of the two first officers at the scene who helped pin down Floyd, who was unarmed and handcuffed, is reportedly staying with family in Minneapolis. Officer Thomas K. Lane, 37, has left the city and didn’t tell anyone where he was going, a relative said Friday, according to the Tribune.

Chauvin, 44, was arrested Friday and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County officials said. His bail was set at $500,000. Chauvin was fired this week, along with the other three cops. Charges against Thao, Kueng and Lane are anticipated but Hennepin County District Attorney Mike Freeman declined to speculate what they would be.

Wife of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin reportedly filing for divorce
[NYPOST] The wife of Derek Chauvin, the fired Minneapolis police officer charged in the death of George Floyd, has reportedly filed for divorce over his role in the case, according to media reports.

Attorneys for Kellie Chauvin said Friday that she is seeking the "dissolution of her marriage" to Chauvin.

"She is devastated by Mr. Floyd’s death," a statement on behalf of Kellie Chauvin and her family read. "Her utmost sympathy lies with his family, his loved ones and with everyone who is grieving."

"She has filed for dissolution of her marriage," the letter continued.

Kellie Chauvin doesn’t have any children from her current marriage, the letter said, and it was not clear how long the couple have been married.

Derek Chauvin was arrested and charged Friday in connection with Floyd’s death, which has prompted nationwide protests that have turned violent in a number of cities. He faces 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

Atlanta rioters spare beloved Waffle House during George Floyd protest
[NYPOST] Rioters in Atlanta decided to spare a local Waffle House, amid an otherwise uninterrupted rampage through the city Friday evening.

Video uploaded to Twitter shows the rabble-rousers descending on the iconic breakfast chain before an ad hoc group decision was made to leave it alone.

"Not the Waffle House," several protesters cried, with others shouting, "No, no."

Another man said, "Protesters decide to leave Waffle House alone. Atlanta is amazing."

It was a rare bright spot during a night of otherwise consistent chaos and arson, particularly of small and local businesses. The riots were ignited after George Floyd was killed at the hands of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on Monday. Chauvin has since been fired and charged with third-degree murder.

While they spared the Waffle House, the CNN Center wasn’t as lucky, with protesters storming the building, throwing rocks and spray-painting the iconic logo.

Courtesy of Woodrow:
Vid: Minnesota gov. Waltz blames white supremacists for his neglect during riots, looting
[Fox9] Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz said he is aware of unconfirmed reports that gangs of white supremacists are taking advantage of the anarchy unfolding in Minneapolis to create more chaos.

The comment came during an early morning press conference Saturday in which Walz, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey and members of the law enforcement community laid out plans for containing the destruction that has spread through much of the Twin Cities.

When asked by a reporter if Walz was aware of rumors that white supremacists had joined some of the looting he said based on "my suspicions and what I've seen on this, yes."
Not BLM, Antifa? And the winner of POS award is, Walz.
"It gets worse than that," he added. "The cartels, who are wondering if there was a break in their drug transmissions, are trying to take advantage of the chaos. That's why this situation is on a federal level."

Walz added that he is working closely with the federal government to gather intelligence on who is participating in the destruction and whether they belong to organized groups.

Courtesy of Abu Uluque:
Protesters sprayed with tear gas in La Mesa (nextdoor to San Diego) after police vehicle vandalized
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Protesters at La Mesa Police Department headquarters were sprayed with tear gas Saturday evening after hours of protesting at the building and around La Mesa. News 8 video shows windows were broken and words were spray-painted on walls and signage at La Mesa City Hall.

Tear gas was deployed around 6 p.m. after a police armored vehicle was vandalized with rocks being thrown and the BearCat was spray painted.

Earlier in the day, an estimated 1,000 protesters blocked Interstate 8 in both directions near La Mesa in East County San Diego on Saturday to demonstrate against a police officer who detained a black man earlier this week.

About 2:30 p.m., the crowd initially took over the La Mesa Police Department parking lot to protest an officer who detained a man at the Grossmont Transit Center Wednesday. The man was arrested on suspicion of assaulting an officer and the encounter was videotaped and appeared on social media.

The protesters chanted "black lives matter" and carried signs such as "no justice, no peace," as they marched down University Avenue.

At first, the group was stopped when they tried to get on I-8 at the Baltimore Drive entrance by California Highway Patrol officers. But soon after, the protesters broke through the CHP line and continued marching eastbound on the freeway.

The CHP then halted traffic on I-8 eastbound and when protesters began marching on the westbound side, traffic was then halted on that side of the freeway.

About 4:30 p.m., CHP officers wearing face shields stood in a line across the freeway and squared off with protesters, some wearing face shields. A protester with a bullhorn appeared to be asking the crowd to back away from the officers, which they did. The protesters then left one side of the freeway and climbed over the center divider to get on the other side.

Around 5:30 things got violent. The demonstrators started throwing rocks at an armored vehicle and through the windows of La Mesa Police HQ.

At 6:45 police announced the protest as an unlawful assembly and started announcing via helicopter that demonstrators would start being arrested if they do not disperse.

Later in the day, protesters started smashing windows at La Mesa City Hall.

Saturday's protest follows a Memorial Day incident in Minneapolis when a police officer, Derek Chauvin, was videotaped pinning George Floyd to the ground with his knee on his neck, which eventually led to Floyd's death. Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday.

Outrage over Floyd's death built across the country and many protests have turned into rioting.

La Mesa officials said they are launching an outside investigation into the Wednesday incident.
It all looks a little too well planned and choreographed for my nose. Smells like not just one but a whole lotta rats. A lotta white folks in the crowed and I'd bet dollars to donuts they are NOT from La Mesa. I can tell you that La Mesa is a small city with a police department that might have looked like an easy target for professional trouble makers. There were some very bad boys throwing rocks at the police armored vehicle and they were not black. But, last I heard, the sheriff's department was there to help. This article will most likely be updated by the time it shows up on Rantburg. It was still a volatile situation when I changed the channel.

Courtesy of Lex:
No BS@CBS: Wanker steel-shanked in Burbank by fellow fighters' humpty-dumpster

Minnesota's Lt Gov & "community leaders": Violence was caused by White Supremacists!

Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [470 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  I understand that, because of CV19, the prices of recreational drugs went way up.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 2:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Sen. Kamala Harris among protesters at White House on Saturday
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 5:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Was Harris smoking a doobie as well?
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 6:21 Comments || Top||

#4  1...hmmmm.

2. Isn't big city living wonderful?

3. Point of Order. While under state authority, the National Guard is not subject to Posse Comitatus, only federal uniform personnel are.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/31/2020 7:25 Comments || Top||

#5  ^At least he's wearing a mask - his melanin enriched comrades appear to be unaware that CV19 is racissss.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 7:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Minnesota's Lt Gov & "community leaders": Violence was caused by White Supremacists!

I'm guessing Antifa is more like it. Those boys that I saw on TV in La Mesa didn't look like KKK to me. I saw a lot of masks but no hoods.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/31/2020 8:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Cute blond reporter from CBS8 got a whiff of tear gas in La Mesa. She tried to get to where the action was but it was too hairy.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/31/2020 8:56 Comments || Top||

#8  CV-19 crisis losing airspeed and altitude. Some additional hype and doom was needed for the media in the lead up to Nov.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2020 9:19 Comments || Top||

#9  Trump just got re-elected.

Looks like Minnesota for sure and possibly some other deep blue states are now in play for November. No way that those suburban moms who the Dems thought were a lock are going to vote for the party of mayhem. This Democrat gets it:

Mike Erlandson, a former chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer Labor Party, said he watched with his 15-year-old daughter in Minnesota this week as a man spray-painted on a wall, “F--k the white people from the suburbs.”

“I do think that, particularly if this continues, the [congressional] districts like Dean Phillips’ district or Angie Craig’s district that right now I would say are relatively safe for the Democratic incumbent, could be very much in play,” he said.Both of those districts will be decided in large part by suburban women voters, and it would be hard for me to imagine those people aren’t watching this scared, like everybody else, for their family and for their children.”

Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 9:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Independent autopsy and medial determination please. Meds, drugs, heart, CV-19 breathing issues, pre-existing conditions ?

(No intent to excuse or dismiss the actions of the policeman who improperly detained Floyd)
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#11  This is most certainly Antifa at work. No way that this particular incident could trigger simultaneous violent actions in dozens of US cities. George Floyd wasn't a national figure like Martin Luther King. He was a local figure whose death would normally have set off local unrest.

Only a national organization capable of spontaneous coordination across state lines could have organized violent action in Oakland NYC Atlanta LA Detroit Denver DC San Jose Indianapolis Dallas La Mesa
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 9:38 Comments || Top||

#12  And a dash of media hype and distortion.
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 9:50 Comments || Top||

#13  they spared the Waffle House

A bit of good news.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 9:59 Comments || Top||

#14  Why would anyone in San Jose riot over this? 60% of the population is Asian or Latino; only 2% is black and they aren't concentrated anywhere. There is no history at all of police brutality vs blacks.

Ditto for Columbus Ohio, Denver, La Mesa etc.

Also, why would Dallas suddenly be seeing mass violence? Dallas doesn't have bad relations between their police and the black population.

How is it possible that these vastly different cities, across the US, suddenly are convulsed with the same degree, type and duration of mass violence -- unless it was coordinated nationally?
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#15  /\ ...unless it was coordinated nationally?

Yikes! Conspiracy theorist, fails to believe in coincidences.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2020 10:04 Comments || Top||

#16  Wanna bet that China is funding Antifa?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 05/31/2020 10:11 Comments || Top||

#17  know how they have a sex offender database and a sex offender has to speak to all their neighbors when they move to a new place (at least according to Big Lebowski). I'd be happy to have every looter/rioter added to a White Supremisct group database and have them have to explain to any new neighbors for the rest of their lives.

That might even be better than having them serve time.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#18  They are rioting in places where they know from past experience that the politicians go easy on rioters.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 10:56 Comments || Top||

#19  San Jose State university was being watched by CA State Patrol this whole time? Why? A significant number of their students are of the ethnic backgrounds that support the PLO or Hamas.
Think about that.
Posted by: 3dc || 05/31/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#20  "Not the Waffle House," several protesters cried, with others shouting, "No, no."

You just can't buy brand loyalty like that. Even the Nike factory store in downtown Portland was trashed.
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Matt || 05/31/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

#21  Maybe other urban shopkeepers can license "Waffle House" and put up new signage?
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 11:53 Comments || Top||

#24  I've said all along that the constant pressure for violence from the national media would lead to bloodshed. I didn't quite expect this, but it doesn't surprise me. And I also wouldn't be surprised to find China's and Soros' fingerprints all over it.

The next time they set up to block a highway, give them five minutes to disperse, then set up a MA-deuce and take them out. So far, these idiots have never paid a price for their bad behavior. That needs to end. If it does, so will the bad behavior. This kind of crap is what happens when children are never taught limits.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 05/31/2020 17:11 Comments || Top||

#25  I wouldn't be surprised if Soros suddenly passed due to some 'accidental' mix of his medicines.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/31/2020 20:38 Comments || Top||

NYC riots: NYPD van torched, hundreds arrested as fiery protesters storm NYC, and more
[NYPOST] Anti-cop rage over the police-custody death of George Floyd boiled over in Brooklyn on Friday night — with an NYPD van being set on fire in Fort Greene Park and hundreds of protesters trying to surround the 88th precinct in Clinton Hill before being rebuffed by a massive police mobilization.

In all, some 200 people were arrested Friday and early Saturday in separate, heated protests in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, sources told The Post.

It was 9:30 p.m. when the empty police van was set ablaze in Fort Greene Park.

A crowd of some 3,000 protesters had converged on the Barclays Center in Prospect Heights hours earlier, with police releasing chemical mace as the demonstration grew unruly and began throwing objects at cops.

And still earlier in the day, in Lower Manhattan, at least 30 protesters were busted, including a man who allegedly punched an NYPD sergeant in the head with brass knuckles.

The brass knuckles-wielding man allegedly walloped the sergeant as crowds massed at around 4 p.m. near Centre and Leonard streets.

At the Barclays Center, thousands of angry protesters chanted, "They’re killing us!" and "F—k those pigs" while holding signs that read, "NYPD KKK." At one point, the crowd roared at the sound of fireworks going off.

Police sprayed mace on protesters after several in attendance began throwing things, police sources said. Cops were caught on camera beating several protestors with batons as onlookers screamed.

Assemblywoman Diana Richardson (D-Brooklyn) said she was sprayed by mace while trying to peacefully protest at the arena, home to the Brooklyn Nets.
(In 2016 she was charged with beating her son with a broomstick)

"This is uncalled for," Richardson told a WNYC news hound afterward. "I would never be in a position to be like this. I’m actually out here to make sure the peace is [kept]."

Protester, 27, is arrested for attempted murder of four NYPD officers for 'throwing Molotov cocktail at police cruiser' at Brooklyn demonstration while her 21-year-old sister is detained for resisting arrest
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Samantha Shader, 27, was arrested Friday night for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at an NYPD cruiser in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

  • The cocktail did not explode and there were no reports of injury; she allegedly bit an officer as he tried to arrest her

  • She is now facing four counts of attempted murder; her sister, Darian, is also facing charges for trying to interfere in Samantha's arrest

  • 3,000 protesters took to the streets of Brooklyn Friday night as part of nationwide demonstrations over the death of black man George Floyd

  • Around 200 were arrested; NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea says 'countless' officers were injured; one had their teeth knocked out and several are in the ER

Ex-NYPD lieutenant warns about 'paid agitators' during George Floyd riots
[FoxNews] Former NYPD Lt. Darrin Porcher warned about paid demonstrators infiltrating ongoing protests and riots and emphasized the importance of communities working with law enforcement.

"As a former NYPD lieutenant, I refer back to me being a practitioner in New York City and the many instances we had -- what we referred to as paid agitators," he told Fox News' Arthel Neville on Saturday.

"These were people who were paid by specific groups to come in and quote, unquote, raise a level of anarchy -- throwing things, just creating somewhat of a miscreant society ... We knew who a lot these people were. because you would see them at one demonstration. Then a week later you would see the same demonstrator or agitator protesting all over again. They knew nothing nor cared anything about what the actual event was involved around."

Cuomo says he stands with Minneapolis protesters, links higher rates of coronavirus to racial inequality

NYPD Officer Calls Defenseless Woman "Stupid F*cking B*tch" Before Throwing Her To The Ground
[Zero Hedge] As rioters in Brooklyn set a police precinct ablaze, a video showing what appears to be a rookie NYPD officer forcefully throwing a defenseless young woman to the ground has gone viral, further inflaming public anger toward the police.

There was some argument about whether the young woman was moving toward or away from the officer at the time of the push, as some tried to claim that this brutal assault on an unarmed woman was somehow justified.

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The victim was hospitalized with injuries.

Both the cop shown in the video and his commanding officer (whom some reporters claimed can be seen standing nearby) have been tentatively identified on twitter, and an online campaign for the officer to be fired and face assault charges has begun.

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Samantha Shader
Posted by: 3dc || 05/31/2020 0:32 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ America's Anarchist Sweetheart
Love at first bite
Posted by: Lex || 05/31/2020 0:41 Comments || Top||

#3  she allegedly bit an officer as he tried to arrest her

Check him for rabies.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 1:05 Comments || Top||

#4  and Chlamydia
Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 5:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Killer Cuomo, just STFU.
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 6:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Re: Cuomo, if he had been a guard at Auschwitz with a death toll like he gave the old folks homes, he would have been hunted for the remainder of his life for his crimes. Think Adolf Eichmann. What way is he more moral than Eichmann?
Posted by: 3dc || 05/31/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#7  ..because he's a registered Democrat?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/31/2020 15:45 Comments || Top||

#8  That f'in POS Killer Cuomo needs to be hounded about this indefinitely.
Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 15:54 Comments || Top||

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Egyptian military kills several militants in northern Sinai

On Saturday, a military spokesman for the Egyptian forces reported that five soldiers were killed and wounded during raids carried out by the Egyptian Army in North Sinai.

A statement by the Egyptian Armed Forces indicated that two officers, a non-commissioned officer and two soldiers from the Egyptian Armed Forces were killed and injured during the operations.

The Egyptian Army declared, “19 terrorists were killed during military strikes carried out last week against sites used by armed groups.”

He added that “based on intelligence information stating that there are penitential elements in several dens in the vicinity of the cities of Bir al-Abd and Sheikh Zuwayed and Rafah in North Sinai, two specific operations were carried out, the first of which resulted in the killing of 3 high-risk takfiri individuals, who were found in possession of automatic weapons and ammunition, hand grenades and (RPG). ”

The Air Force also carried out a number of intensive strikes at several locations, resulting in the killing of 16 terrorist elements.

The Egyptian forces stated that “they targeted and destroyed two SUVs, and a warehouse containing a large amount of explosive devices and logistical support. The Border Guard forces also managed to seize a number of smugglers with a large amount of weapons and ammunition in various calibers, and a number of four-wheel drive vehicles.”

The Egyptian forces said that they “seized large quantities of hashish and the banjo plant hidden inside a number of cars, in addition to a car carrying amounts of money amounting to 200 thousand dollars by the tunnel of the martyr Ahmed Hamdi, which is located below the Suez Canal.”
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Libyan Army kills leader of Turkish-backed Syrian militant group
[ALMASDARNEWS] The leader of the Turkish-backed Syrian “Sultan Murad Brigade” organization, Murad Abu Hamoud Al-Azizi, was killed in clashes in the Libyan capital, according to what the Military Information Division of the Libyan National Army announced via Facebook.

In a brief statement, the division said that Al-Azizi was killed in clashes at the airport road hub in the capital, Tripoli.

In turn, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Saturday that it had documented the killing of 13 fighters among mercenaries from the Syrian factions loyal to the Turkish government in Libya during the past days, noting that a new batch of mercenaries present in the Turkish camps had been transferred to Libya, where the number of Syrian mercenaries in Libya is about 11,200.

Since the Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) forces captured the Al-Watiyah Airbase near the Tunisian border, the two warring parties in the northwestern part of the country have been deadlocked in a fierce battle around the capital city.

Both sides have reported gains over the last week, but it has been hard to confirm these advances due to the absence of video footage and photos.
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LNA airdefense platforms have shootdown three Turkish UAVs near the city of Bani Walid
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#1  Has Turkey made any demands on NATO to give them a hand?
Posted by: AlanC || 05/31/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

LNA have gained full control of the Ramla axis
Turkish-backed forces score new advance south of Libyan capital
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Tripoli-based Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA) forces have achieved a new advance near the capital city after clashing with the Libyan National Army (LNA).

According to the GNA’s official Facebook page, their forces scored a big advance south of Tripoli, capturing several sites along the Ramleh axis.

The leadership of the “Burqan Fury” operation confirmed on its Facebook page, Saturday, that its Mahjoub brigade were “advancing strongly” at the Ramleh axis and the vicinity of Tripoli Airport, noting that those forces took control of two cars equipped with weapons and destroyed six others and forced the Libyan Army to withdraw from several areas.

The Libyan National Army did not release any official data on the developments in the region.

The conflict erupted between the forces of the Al-Wefaq government (GNA) that emanated from the internationally recognized Skhirat Agreement, backed by Turkey, and the Libyan National Army that controls the eastern part of the country in April of last year, when the latter began pushing towards the capital to wrest control of it. Fred
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LNA airstrikes target GNA forces in Abu-Grein, south Misrata.
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LNA Artillery targeting the locations of the GNA terrorists militants
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Burkina Faso gunmen 'kill 20 at cattle market' in Kompienga
[BBC] Gunmen on motorbikes fired into the crowded market in Kompienga town in the middle of the day on Saturday, eyewitnesses were quoted as saying by local media.

It is unclear who was behind the attack.

Burkina Faso has seen a sharp rise in jihadist violence and inter-communal clashes in recent months.

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    The violence has forced hundreds of thousand of people to flee their homes.

    On Friday at least 15 people were killed when suspected Islamist militants attacked a convoy of traders in the north, near the border with Mali.
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    #1  Borders Mali and Niger to the South. Will likely be called something else in a couple of years.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 05/31/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||

    #2  Macron is on it!
    Posted by: Clem || 05/31/2020 10:09 Comments || Top||

    #3  On the UN Human Rights Council too...
    Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||

    Yemeni Army downs a drone launched by the #Iranian-aligned Houthi militias toward Yemen's Marib
    Posted by: Fred || 05/31/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

    #1  Just a sec. Yemen has an army?
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/31/2020 4:55 Comments || Top||

    Turkish airstrike kills 2 civilians in Duhok province: local officials
    [Rudaw] A father and son were killed in a Ottoman Turkish Arclight airstrike
    in Duhok province on Saturday morning, a family member of the dear departed has told Rudaw.

    Officials said two were killed when the Ottoman Turkish air force struck suspected Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in the Deralok sub-district of Amedi, close to the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
    ...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
    . The attack took place at 09:30 am, according to Rudaw news hound Nasir Ali.

    The father - who Ali reported was a retired Peshmerga - was out farming ancestral land with his son "to make ends meet for their families" in times of economic difficulty, relative Khalil Nerway told Rudaw.

    "The bodies have not yet been returned as it's difficult to access the site of the bombing," Nerway said.

    Another person was injured in the bombing, he added.

    "We have not yet seen the maimed, but we are told that his health is stable."

    Turkey's defense ministry claimed the strike killed PKK fighters in the area, not civilians.

    Air forces "neutralized two members of the PKK terrorist organization in the Avasin region of northern Iraq," the ministry said in a Saturday morning statement, adding that the alleged PKK fighters were "identified by means of "reconnaissance and surveillance" - terms often used in reference to drone operations.

    Both the PKK and Ottoman Turkish forces have had military bases in Duhok province for decades.
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    Iraqi intelligence arrests ISIS commander in Baghdad
    [ALMASDARNEWS] The Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Interior announced on Friday, the arrest of a terrorist commander from a family that carried out multiple attacks in Iraq.

    "During a successful qualitative security operation, the intelligence and counter-terrorism directorate of Baghdad, working within the Intelligence Agency of the Ministry of the Interior, managed to arrest an ISIS terrorist leader in the Baghdad belt, and he was previously injured in the events of liberating djinn-infested Mosul
    ... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
    ," said a blurb issued by the Directorate.

    According to the Directorate, "the arrest process took place after the formation of a specialized work team that was able to reach two bombs ready for detonation in the Saidat area."

    They pointed out that "the terrorist was intending to use them in his criminal operations," stating that "according to the available information, his family are terrorists, as he has three brothers who blew themselves up in Mosul and his father detonated a boom-mobile in the Arab Jabour area south of Baghdad."

    The Directorate confirmed that it had "taken legal measures against him duly and the two packages were cleared without a slight accident."
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    Muhannad Al-Qaisi killed by Muqtada Al-Sadr's Blue Hats terrorist militia gangs, which ignited the Iraqi #revolution again
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    IDF: Suspect tries to ram troops in West Bank, is shot and ‘neutralized’
    [IsraelTimes] Israeli troops on Friday thwarted an attempted car-ramming attack in the northern West Bank, shooting the assailant, the military said. There were no injuries to the soldiers.

    The terror suspect was shot and "neutralized" by troops while trying to run them over near the Halamish settlement, the Israel Defense Forces said without giving further details.

    Hebrew media reports said the driver, a Paleostinian, was killed.

    No Israeli soldiers were maimed.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 05/31/2020 03:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  He was converted into a bowl of skim milk?
    Posted by: Gromosing Speng3521 || 05/31/2020 4:44 Comments || Top||

    #2  Well, it might be better than being neutered.
    Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 05/31/2020 13:30 Comments || Top||

    #3  PH Balanced...temporarily
    Posted by: Frank G || 05/31/2020 15:29 Comments || Top||

    #4  I assume the IDF carry litmus paper for just this purpose.
    Posted by: SteveS || 05/31/2020 15:47 Comments || Top||

    #5  Should happen here.
    Posted by: Skidmark || 05/31/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

    Al-Aqsa preacher reported detained and barred, as holy site set to reopen
    [IsraelTimes] Israeli police banned several East Jerusalem Paleostinian activists, including a controversial preacher, from the al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount compound as the mosque prepares to reopen this Sunday, according to Paleostinian media reports.

    There was no immediate comment from Israeli police.

    The Islamic Waqf, which administers the al-Aqsa Mosque, closed the mosque and the Dome of the Rock on March 15 in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
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    Five pro-Iran militants killed in airstrike in Syria
    [Ynet] The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that five pro-Iranian militants were killed in an anonymous attack carried out today in the Albukamal region, citing "reliable sources."

    According to the report, around noon, an unknown fighter jet attacked three military vehicles belonging to Iranian militias, which were carrying heavy machine guns.

    The identity of the passengers in the vehicle was not disclosed, but it was stated that they were not Syrian.
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    Three Iranian soldiers killed in clashes along border
    The Iranian border guards announced on Friday that three of its soldiers were killed in an armed clash in the northwestern district of Sardasht.

    The social aide to the border guards in West Azerbaijan province, Colonel Muhammad Fakry, said that these three soldiers were killed by “bad guys” while they were implementing a border patrol, vowing to reveal the details of the incident later.

    For years, Iran has faced Kurdish separatists using bases in the Kurdistan region of Iraq to launch attacks on the territory of the Islamic Republic.

    These separatist factions are often associated with the PJAK, a group that is associated with the Turkey-based Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
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    #1  the border w Kurdish part of Iraq
    Posted by: lord garth || 05/31/2020 0:24 Comments || Top||

    Turkish military launches attack against Syrian Army troops in Aleppo
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      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
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      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

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