Okay, I cannot lie... really enjoyed Dafoe's Van Gogh just now, though I can't help wondering whether those long, mute rhapsodic bits and echoey overlapping-dialogue thingies weren't plastered over a half-hour of ham being ham.
[NYPOST] The alleged gangbanger who shot full of holes two cops at a Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, motel killed himself after he fatally shot the officers, online coroner’s records said.
Justin Flores, 35, died by suicide on the sidewalk outside the Siesta Inn Motel, where he killed El Monte police Cpl. Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana on Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Flores’ cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the head. Officials had said Flores died during a shootout with other officers after he killed Paredes, 42, and Santana, 31, inside the motel as they responded to a domestic incident.
Paredes and Santana died from gunshot wounds to the head, coroner’s records said.
After fatally shooting the officers, Flores ran outside and gunfire was exchanged with other cops, officials previously said.
1st and most importantly
our Condolences to the LEO's families.
Now, having read over the extensive criminal history for the violently mentally ill, tatt'ed face Justin Flores.
I would strongly suggest a judicial review of the handling of his many cases. Once evaluated, they should publish the findings with recommended guidelines for PROPERLY addressing such violent persons going forward.
[HODHODYEMENNEWS.NET] New Emirati forces arrived in the districts of the oil-rich Hadhramaut province, in eastern Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... , informed sources reported on Saturday.
The sources confirmed that, during the past two days, the UAE moved about 700 members of the so-called "Hadhrami Elite" militia from the city of Mukalla, the capital of Hadhramaut, after they received training by Emirati and American officers, and deployed them in Seiyun city to secure it.
The UAE is working to gradually strengthen these elements during the coming days, in preparation to expel the forces of the "First Military Region" loyal to the military leader of the Islah Party, Ali Mohsen al-Ahmar, towards Ma’rib province, in implementation of the demands of the UAE-backed Southern Transitional Council (STC) based on the directives issued by Abu Dhabi, according to the sources.
On another hand, eyewitnesses said that they had seen soldiers of the First Military Region in civil cloth leave Seiyun on busses during the past hours.
This came after the UAE assigned the leading member in the General People’s Congress Party, chief of the so-called "General Staff" Sagheer bin Aziz, to oversee the process of completing the exit of Islah forces of Evil from the Hadhramaut districts.
Posted by: Fred ||
06/20/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Houthis
[AlAhram] Greek authorities said Sunday they have rescued 108 migrants colonists from a sailboat that was found rudderless and leaking water in the Aegean Sea in near gale force winds.
The rescued migrants colonists, 63 men, 24 women and 21 children, have told authorities there four other people are missing.
Reports of a sailboat adrift off the uninhabited island of Delos reached the coasties late Saturday. It dispatched three rescue vessels and a tugboat.
Early Sunday morning, rescuers managed to tow the sailboat to an islet off the nearby island of Mykonos, authorities said. The migrants colonists were safely transported to Mykonos. They told authorities that their boat had sailed from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... to an unknown destination.
``Once again, the coasties saved lives that the ruthless trafficking networks have exposed to mortal danger without even the barest protection measures,'' Shipping and Island Policy Minister Ioannis Plakiotakis said.
In unrelated migration cases in the neighboring country of North Macedonia, police said they discovered 71 migrants colonists in two separate operations late Saturday and arrested three men suspected of human trafficking.
Police raided a home in the northern town of Kumanovo and found 44 Paks and one person from India. Police arrested the homeowner, a 41-year-old identified only by his initials as UF The migrants colonists are believed to have entered illegally from Greece and were waiting to be smuggled to Serbia on their way to unidentified EU countries.
They have been transferred to a migrant reception center on the border with Serbia pending deportation.
Oh. Well, so much for that. Congratulations on finding a spine, Greece.
In a separate case, police discovered 26 migrants colonists from Syria hidden in a van during a routine check on a highway toll station in the southern part of the country. The van driver and his assistant, both Macedonian nationals, were arrested, police said Sunday.
The migrants colonists were transferred to a reception center near the border with Greece pending deportation to that country.
Whoops! Someone’s government is not going to be pleased with them...
Police say the Balkan route for migrants colonists, through North Macedonia, has become more active again in the past few months after many countries lifted travel restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hamas has rebuilt a border post after it was partially destroyed by an IDF airstrike on Sat. It appears they've added some decor to it as well w/ a banner of 3 militants recently killed in Jenin. The post has been a security issue due to it being adjacent to an Israeli community. pic.twitter.com/KHp6nER4yI
#Syria's southern governorate of #Daraa continue to witness killing incidents on a daily basis despite the settlement agreement between the government and the residents sponsored by #Russia. https://t.co/xly2hHK5Hh
[IsraelHayom] A mysterious blast occurred in western Tehran overnight Friday following a drone attack on a ballistic missile development facility, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas reported Sunday morning.
Iranian sources were quoted by an Iranian opposition journalist living in exile as saying that the target of the alleged attack was a strategic base belonging to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in the capital.
The sources said the short-range rockets along with ballistic missiles were being developed at the military complex.
According to Al-Qabas, which has not been confirmed by other sources, it appears the alleged attack was carried out by drones that took off from an area a mere 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the targeted base. The reports also added that the base was considered one of the Iranian military industry's most important facilities.
Al-Qabas also reported that the drones used to carry out the alleged attack were smuggled into Iran piece by piece and then reassembled.
Meanwhile, Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami reportedly visited the site on Saturday morning, likely to assess the damage. It was also reported that Iranian air bases were put on high alert in the wake of the alleged attack.
As a reminder, the New York Times recently reported that a May 26 explosion at the Parchin military research complex south of Tehran was also the result of a drone strike.
That blast reportedly killed an Iranian engineer and wounded another, and according to "three knowledgeable sources," it was caused by quadcopter suicide drones that crashed into a building housing a research facility associated with Iran's drone development program.
The strike came only days after a senior member of the IRGC's clandestine Quds Force, Col. Hassan Sayyad Khodaei, was assassinated in Tehran.
Khodaei was linked to a series of botched Iranian attempts to target Israelis overseas and the NYT alleged in a separate report that Israel has told US officials that it was behind the hit.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
06/20/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
...drones that took off from an area a mere 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) from the targeted base.
How do you get that kind of material into the country and pull that off? We can be certain for one thing, it wasn't anything done along or with any American alphabet agency.
If we had threatened them with apocalyptic destruction, conducted terror attacks, and attempted assassinations against their citizens abroad? Your point must be on your head, cuz it ain't in your argument.
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/20/2022 8:34 Comments ||
You forgot their 45 year long war against the US, Frank.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
06/20/2022 8:49 Comments ||
Actually, I didn't will never forget. The argument seems to be whether the Little Satan Juice are justified in doing this. If they did. Coulda been anyone, the way the Ayatollahs are pissing people off, including their own people
Posted by: Frank G ||
06/20/2022 9:00 Comments ||
RE# 4, You must be forgetting the Iranians arming every POS muslim group around them also.
Doesn't censorship feel dirty? Don't you feel icky and gooky inside when you censor, or support censorship? You should.
I participate in any number of far left woke forums, and this is exactly what they do. Whenever they see something they don't like, that makes them feel funny, facts that are too inconvenient to deal with, they censor. They have to have complete control over every conversation to stay afloat. They always have to push for a situation that makes it harder for any voice but theirs be heard. This is because their positions are so weak that if anyone was allowed to point out the facts, they would collapse.
People who support censorship deserve to be chained together and forced to push a giant wheel that serves no purpose.
Censoring threat, violence and some swearing is fine. Censoring opinion is not.
Censoring to influence a conversation to make a mod look good is not acceptable.
I didn’t Pholings post today but there is a mod.....
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.