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Monday June 20th, 2022

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Dozens of Daesh Militants Flee Kurdish-Run Prison in Syria
Hamas has rebuilt a border post after it was partially destroyed by an IDF airstrike on Sat
ISIS Commander Surrenders in Libya
Explosion in Kabul this evening. At least four dead as per initial reports
UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mine Blast in Northeastern Mali
Iraqi federal intelligence agency kills the ISIS Wali of al-Anbar
Naperville, IL man takes hatchet to a gun fight

Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Film buffs
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/20/2022 9:45 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ Moderator Snark O' The Day
Posted by: Frank G || 06/20/2022 10:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Reel bums.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2022 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Duran Duran's Girls on Film
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/20/2022 12:12 Comments || Top||

#5  In Hollywood, showing your can
Is standard. Just ask any man...
And no one in film
Is fonder than Willem
Of accenting his. "It's my braaand!"

Holding a grudge, I guess, from Tom and Viv the other day.



Posted by: Maggie Slegum5278 || 06/20/2022 13:09 Comments || Top||

#6  It's called the Weinstein position. You can never be too careful.
Posted by: jpal || 06/20/2022 15:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Good Evening. Lets dance girls!

Posted by: Cletle Shinese1880 || 06/20/2022 21:36 Comments || Top||

#8  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.
Posted by: Ulomoter Tojo7289 || 06/20/2022 21:58 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Gunman who killed California cops died from suicide
[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.
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Was he shot with his gun?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/20/2022 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Died of Covid
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/20/2022 5:53 Comments || Top||

#3 
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.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 06/20/2022 7:24 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Explosion in Kabul this evening. At least four dead as per initial reports
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [53 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Africa North
UN Peacekeeper Killed in Mine Blast in Northeastern Mali
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: ISWAP


ISIS Commander Surrenders in Libya
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Arabia
Over 700 more pro-Emirati forces arrive in Hadhramaut
[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 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Greek coast guard rescues 108 migrants; 4 missing
[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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [38 views] Top|| File under: Migrants/Illegal Immigrants


India-Pakistan
Three Al-Badr OGWs arrested in Handwara
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [35 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Two terrorists killed in Kulgam gunfight
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [32 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Terrorist killed in ongoing gunfight in Lolab Kupwara
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
SDF extradites +200 minors with links to ISIS to Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

More than 200 minors facing charges of terrorism were extradited to Iraq, Shafaq News Agency correspondent to Nineveh said on Sunday.

According to our correspondent, Nineveh's Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism Agency were on the receiving end of the extradition of 206 minors detained by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

"The arrestees were transferred to the custody of the agency in preparation for trials," our correspondent added.

Since May 2021, at least 500 families linked to the murderous Moslem ISIS group have been moved from al-Hol camp in northeast Syria to al-Jadaa which hosts around 10,000 internally displaced people.

These include families of murderous Moslems, some of whom hail from other parts of Iraq, including the governorates of Saladin and al-Anbar.

The prospect of their return to their places of origin has sparked concern among residents who survived the brutal rule of ISIS when it occupied one third of Iraq between 2014 and 2017.
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi federal intelligence agency kills the ISIS Wali of al-Anbar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas has rebuilt a border post after it was partially destroyed by an IDF airstrike on Sat
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [89 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I've seen nicer treehouses
Posted by: Frank G || 06/20/2022 9:03 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
For the second day in row fighting between the HTS and SNA factions continue in Afrin countryside
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [34 views] Top|| File under: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (al-Nusra)


Syria's southern governorate of Daraa continue to witness killing incidents on a daily basis
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [66 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/20/2022 10:35 Comments || Top||



ISIS members assassinate civilian in Syria's Deir ez Zor
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [33 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Dozens of Daesh Militants Flee Kurdish-Run Prison in Syria
Posted by: Fred || 06/20/2022 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Report: Drone attack behind mysterious blast at sensitive Iranian ballistic missile site
[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 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ...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.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/20/2022 5:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Helo in, landing just short of radar fan, preferably in a waddie or defilade. Unload drones. Launch, vector, and return. Load up drones, RTB (return to base).
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2022 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Are they sure it wasn't just a flock of armed Juice Pigeons?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/20/2022 7:53 Comments || Top||

#4  If a country did this to us, would we be justified in launching a response?
Posted by: Pholing Crererong6639 || 06/20/2022 8:16 Comments || Top||

#5  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 || Top||

#6  You forgot their 45 year long war against the US, Frank.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/20/2022 8:49 Comments || Top||

#7  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 || Top||

#8  RE# 4, You must be forgetting the Iranians arming every POS muslim group around them also.
Posted by: Chris || 06/20/2022 9:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Censor Mod emotional early today.
Posted by: Ebbuger Whuque4103 || 06/20/2022 10:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Keep it friendly and you'll draw no fire.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/20/2022 10:38 Comments || Top||

#11  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.
Posted by: Pholing Crererong6639 || 06/20/2022 11:57 Comments || Top||

#12  Doesn't censorship feel dirty? Don't you feel icky and gooky inside when you censor, or support censorship? You should.

Unless a remark is out of bounds, we do.

Accept the hit and move on.

Your remarks are not so golden they exceed any comity we try to maintain here.
Posted by: badanov || 06/20/2022 12:06 Comments || Top||

#13  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.....
Posted by: Xyz || 06/20/2022 13:28 Comments || Top||

#14  I participate in any number of far left woke forums

Well expected.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/20/2022 16:06 Comments || Top||

#15  chained together and forced to push a giant wheel that serves no purpose.

Ummm...I think that's how we got Conan.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/20/2022 17:14 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2022-06-20
  Putin ‘threatens action' against ex-Soviet states if they defy Russia
Sun 2022-06-19
  Al-Shabaab foreign fighters among 70 killed in Bahdo attack
Sat 2022-06-18
  ISWAP Releases Names Of 23 Member Terrorists Killed By Troops
Fri 2022-06-17
  204 Boko Haram Fighters, Family Members ‘Surrender’ To Nigerian Troops In Borno
Thu 2022-06-16
  Fighting in Severodonetsk proceeds,
storm by Russians of Toshkivka repulsed
Wed 2022-06-15
  At least 5079 civilians killed as terrorists strike Burkina Faso
Tue 2022-06-14
  Al-Qaeda in Yemen reports death of three senior commanders
Mon 2022-06-13
  Ukraine’s military repels Russian forces in eastern Ukraine
Sun 2022-06-12
  Man sentenced to death for murdering priest in Alexandria
Sat 2022-06-11
  European migrant colonist round-up: 2000 turbans run amok along Lake Garda
Fri 2022-06-10
  Biden set to announce migration pact with Western Hemisphere leaders; Harris not present
Thu 2022-06-09
  Egypt Sentences 3 Brotherhood Members to Death, 20 to Life in Prison
Wed 2022-06-08
  DA Chesa Boudin 61% of votes in favor of the recall
Tue 2022-06-07
  At least 20 dead in new DR Congo massacre
Mon 2022-06-06
  Nigeria: Dozens feared dead after gunmen attack church

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