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Ivory Coast says it has captured jihadist leader behind border attack
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Good afternoon
From Twitter: A Look Into Chazzy Raz Simone's
Dealings Including Ties To the Clinton Foundation
Tuesday June 23rd, 2020

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Encounter rages between terrorists and security forces in Verinag-Kapran Forest area of Anantnag in South Kashmir
Army Jawan lost life during ongoing ceasefire violation at LOC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri Jammu, heavy cross-border shelling
India remains firm on status quo ante (pre-May) to be respected and withdrawal of Chinese PLA troops
Katyusha rocket fired from Al Dahna area, Abu Ghraib western Baghdad towards Baghdad international airport
5 Indian High Commission officials return from Pakistan
Syrian doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity': prosecutor
'If we cannot sleep, de Blasio won't sleep': Furious New York residents honk their horns outside the NYC Mayor's home in the middle of the night over his refusal to address the constant fireworks across the city keeping them up at night

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 12:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Right leg amputated above the knee?
Posted by: Dopey Thaiter8666 || 06/23/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Tucked under her left leg, Dopey Thaiter8666.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Wonder what she got paid for that shoot. After her agent's fees.
Posted by: jpal || 06/23/2020 17:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Dopey indeed.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 22:23 Comments || Top||

#5  what she got paid for that shoot.

It probably was included in the contract as marketing for whatever film or play she was working on at the time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 22:48 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Feds uncover inmate-run international drug ring at Michigan prison: report
[FoxNews] Investigators say in a federal search warrant affidavit that former inmates deported to Mexico have coordinated large-scale drug shipments to various locations, including Alger Correctional Facility in Munising, the Detroit News reported.

The affidavit outlines a years-long investigation, and identifies the accused drug kingpins involved in the prison drug smuggling conspiracy, according to the paper.

State corrections officers found a virtual drugstore after searching the cell of Alger inmate Dontay McMann in May.

Online records show McMann, 40, is serving lengthy sentence for murder and other crimes.

The court document doesn’t say how drugs have entered the prison, according to the paper. It also doesn’t say if any corrections officers were involved.

"There has been nothing found to suspect staff involvement at this time and no staff have been suspended/disciplined/fired," Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz told the paper, while declining additional comment, citing the ongoing probe.

As of Friday, nobody had been charged and the investigation was ongoing, the paper reported.

The affidavit says the drug smuggling operation involves another Alger inmate, Juan Mejia, 47, who is doing time for drugs.

"Multiple confidential sources have stated that Mejia uses inmates who are serving life sentences (or long custodial sentences) to handle drug trafficking business," Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Michael Tighe wrote in the affidavit, according to the paper. "One confidential source that has spoke(n) directly to McMann about his drug trafficking confirmed that McMann works on behalf of Mejia."

Investigators seized more than 50 grams of meth, 120 doses of LSD, a digital scale, knife and more than 80 strips of Suboxone, a medication used to treat opiate addiction, after searching McMann’s cell, the paper reported.

They also found in the cell a contraband cellphone hidden in an electronic typewriter.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  No way this could have happened without cooperation from prison authorities.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
291 Afghan security personnel lost their lives, 550 wounded last week
Not good. Unless in the process they sent an even greater number of various bad guys to the depths of Hell... or a nearby hospital for lengthy, painful, and ultimately futile treatment.
[KhaamaPress] The Office of the National Security Council confirmed that last week one of the deadliest weeks for the Afghan forces in the past 19 years during which at4 last 291 security personnel bit the dust.

Javid Faisal, a spokesperson for the Office of National Security Council, said the Talibs carried out 422 attacks in 32 provinces last week.

"The past week was the deadliest of the past 19 years. Taliban
...Arabic for students...
carried out 422 attacks in 32 provinces, martyring 291 ANDSF members and wounding 550 others."

He also added "Taliban’s commitment to reduce violence is meaningless, and their actions inconsistent with their rhetoric on peace."

This comes as efforts underway to find a negotiated settlement to end the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.

Efforts are also underway to start intra-Afghan talks aimed at ending the ongoing violence in the country.

The U.S. and Taliban representatives signed a peace deal late in February this year with the release of prisoners being one of the key points for the launch of intra-Afghan talks.

Both the Afghan government and Taliban have so far released hundreds of prisoners to help the grinding of the peace processor.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  get out of this bullshit
Posted by: Chris || 06/23/2020 0:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Ceasefire Afghan fashion?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/23/2020 3:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Just reinforces the decision to get out after 19 years. No sense in being bogged down in an endless war. Afghans are going to decide whether they want to be ruled by the Talibunnies or be free.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2020 10:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Was that the 'Spec Ops' graduating class?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Ethiopian-backed forces attack Sudanese Army camp
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
Algeria Says Soldier Killed in Clash with Armed Islamists
[AnNahar] An Algerian soldier was killed during a clash with armed Islamists in the central region of Ain Defla, the defense ministry said Sunday, adding that an operation was still underway.

An army detachment clashed with "an armed terrorist group", during an ambush Saturday in the Gaadet Lahdjar area, in the prefecture of Ain Defla, killing corporal Mostafa Znanda, the ministry said in a statement.

Algerian authorities use the term "terrorist" to describe armed Islamists who have been active in the country since the early 1990s.

Security measures have been taken to seal and search the area and pursue the "criminals", the ministry added.

In May, the army announced it had killed two Islamists in the Ain Defla prefecture and seized weapons, ammunition and food products.

And in February, an Algerian soldier was killed in a car kaboom in Timiaouine, in the south of the country on the border with Mali.

The army regularly announces the arrest or death of bully boyz in different regions of the country.

In 2019, it said it had killed 15 armed Islamists and arrested 25 others, while another 44 had handed themselves in to authorities.

A civil war during the 1990s pitted Islamist bully boyz against the Algerian government, leaving 200,000 people dead.

Despite a 2005 charter for peace and reconciliation designed to turn the page on the conflict, armed Islamist groups still remain active in some areas of the country, largely targeting security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Ivory Coast says it has captured jihadist leader behind border attack
[NEWS.YAHOO] Ivory Coast said Monday it had captured a jihadist who led a deadly attack on a frontier post this month and arrested a "very large" number of his subordinates."The commander of the team who led the action was taken yesterday," Defence Minister Hamed Bakayoko said at a military camp in Abidjan, during a speech honouring soldiers killed during the border raid.

He did not identify the individual or give any details about the capture.

"We will go further as the investigation progresses. We will know who he was in contact with, who is behind it," he said.

Bakayoko also said the authorities had carried out a "very large (number) of arrests of people directly involved" in the attack.

The military say "around 10" army personnel died and six were maimed on June 11 when dozens of jihadists mounted a pre-dawn attack at Kafolo, on the northeastern border with Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
Other sources put the corpse count at 12, comprising 11 soldiers and a gendarme, and describe the raid as a reprisal for an anti-jihadist crackdown.

It was the first assault by Islamist gunnies on Ivorian soil since March 2016, when a raid on hotel terraces in the southeastern beach resort of Grand-Bassam left 19 people dead.

The latest attack was carried out by the Group to Support Islam and Moslems (GSIM), an organization linked to al-Qaeda, according to a source in Burkina Faso.

Bakayoko said the arrests of people who took part in the assault came thanks to photos retrieved from mobile phones.

On June 18, the Ivorian army said it had carried out a sweep in the Kafolo area and in the neighbouring Camoe National Park, a reputed haven for jihadists.

Troops picked up 27 people, destroyed logistical material and seized communications equipment, it said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


Arabia
Drone and missile attack reported on Saudi Arabia
[Jpost] Explosions heard around the capital of Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
were alleged to be a drone and missile attack in the first hours of Tuesday morning. The US embassy in Saudi Arabia confirmed media reports of "possible missile or drone" attacks that struck a building in Riyadh. Concerned that more were incoming the US mission urged people to take precautions.

The US mission statement on June 23 said that if people heard explosions they should take cover. If they live in a building they are to go to the lowest part away from windows or near interior walls. "If you are outdoors, immediately seek cover." This unprecedented statement issued during an attack appeared to confirm that the attack was unfolding and ongoing. Rumors said multiple waves of attacks were being feared from 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...
’s Iranian-backed Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
rebels.

Saudi Arabia said that the Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen has intercepted drones laden with explosives. The Houthi rebels have sophisticated drones that were built on Iranian models. These include the Qasef style drones that are basically loitering munitions or cruise missiles, they fly with a warhead into a target. Houthis have bombarded Saudi Arabia with these for years. However a long range attack like this could be missiles more likely. Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
used drones in September 2019 to attack Saudi’s Abqaiq energy facility. In addition the US had twice intercepted shipments of missiles and drone technology to Yemen and has put H9outhi drones on display in Washington.

Gyroscopes that link the Houthi drones to Iranian drones used in Sudan, Afghanistan and elsewhere show that Iran has provided Houthis with the engineering and experience of drone construction. Iran has been building drones, such as the Mohajer and Ababil since the 1980s. In recent years Iran became more sophisticated after modelling new drones after US and other drones.

Iran says its drones can fly hundreds of miles for hours with warheads. In February 2018 an Iranian drone flown from Syria penetrated Israeli airspace. Iran also sent "killer drone" teams near the Golan in August 2019.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 01:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  I gotta think that an attack on Riyadh directly attributable to Iran's surrogate would be motivating.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||


Saudi coalition intercepts drones laden with explosives launched by Houthis
[AlAhram] The Saudi-led coalition fighting Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
s in 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...
said on Monday it has intercepted several drones laden with explosives launched by the Iran-aligned group towards the kingdom, state news agency SPA reported, citing the coalition front man.

Colonel Turki al-Malki said the drones were targeting civilians, without elaborating. He said several drones were intercepted and the rest are being dealt with.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  the rest are being dealt with.
Ominous.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||


Europe
Syrian doctor arrested in Germany for 'crimes against humanity': prosecutor
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The suspect, identified as Alaa M., is accused of having "tortured a detainee ... in at least two cases" at a prison run by Syrian intelligence services in the city of Homs in 2011, said German federal prosecutors in a statement. Alaa M. left Syria in mid-2015 and moved to Germany, where he also practised as a doctor.

He was arrested in the state of Hesse on Friday and remains in pre-trial detention.

Having taken in more than 700,000 Syrian refugees since the start of the conflict, Germany has become a sometimes surreal theatre where victims of torture come face to face with their erstwhile torturers.

In April, the first court case worldwide over state-sponsored torture by Bashir al-Assad's regime opened in Germany -- after the suspects were brought to the notice of the authorities by their victims. The two defendants, former Syrian intelligence officers Anwar Raslan and Eyad al-Gharib, are being tried on the principle of universal jurisdiction, which allows a foreign country to prosecute crimes against humanity.

Last week, seven Syrians who allegedly suffered or witnessed rape and sexual abuse in detention centres under Assad's government submitted a criminal complaint to prosecutors in Germany.

The four women and three men were held in various detention centres in Damascus, Aleppo and Hama between April 2011 and August 2013, according to the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), a Berlin-based legal group. They were all victims or witnesses of torture and sexual violence, including rape, "electrical shocks to the genitals... and forced child sacrifice abortion", the ECCHR said.

They have named nine senior government and air force intelligence officials, including top Syrian intelligence officer Jamil Hassan, already the subject of an international arrest warrant.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Looters chant 'Allahu Akbar' during Stuttgart's worst ever riots that turned the city into 'a battlefield' - as police reveal those involved were 'mainly young people with a migration background'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Up to 500 rioters attacked police with stones and bottles after a white German teenager was arrested for a drugs offence

  • 12 foreign nationals and three Germans of 'migrant background' were among the 24 arrested, police announced yesterday

  • Police say there was no sign of a political motivation, blaming alcohol and the 'party scene' for the outbreak of violence

  • 19 police officers were hurt, 40 shops were attacked, 12 police vehicles were damaged, some of them so badly that they had to be taken out of service

  • Angela Merkel today condemned the violence as 'abhorrent' and said rioters had 'turned against their city'

From An Nahar, added after the midnight rollover for future reference:
Asked about the nationalities of the 12 non-Germans who were detailed, Stuttgart deputy police chief Thomas Berger said they stemmed from a range of countries from Croatia and Portugal to Afghanistan and Somalia.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  In the 2019 municipal elections a clear majority voted pro-Merkel.

Votes have consequences.

No sympathy.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 06/23/2020 4:53 Comments || Top||

#2  At what point does mob rule become unacceptable? Well we are clearly not there yet.
Posted by: Dacama || 06/23/2020 6:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Vielen Dank, Angi. Das hast Du verdient (you deserved that).
Posted by: Clem || 06/23/2020 6:36 Comments || Top||

#4  "three Germans of 'migrant background'"

Germans in passport only.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/23/2020 6:58 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Indeed! They will sometimes differentiate by using the term "Deutsche(r)" or "Staatsangehörige(r) ("citizen").
Posted by: Clem || 06/23/2020 7:14 Comments || Top||

#6  'turned against their city'

It's supposed to be (your) city. They want it to be their city, and country. You gonna let 'em have it?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/23/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm sure the 'authorities' are more worried about "right wing" extremists. Don't they always? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Allahu Snackbar? Damn, now we will never know what their motives were.

I do like the circumlocution of "migrant background", though. Usually the Germans are a bit more down to earth. Of course, we should note this is being passed thru the Daily Mail journalism filter and that the actual German might be closer Arabischer Schweinehund
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 10:02 Comments || Top||

#9  that the actual German might be closer Arabischer Schweinehund

Not as far as I can tell from Deutsche Welle and other English language sources, SteveS. For the most part migrant background is as much information as is shared, and that is used to include East Europeans. A Deutsche Welle report doesn’t even say that much — were it not for the names, one would have no idea they weren’t all blond, blue eyed Teutons. Link.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 10:31 Comments || Top||

#10  YES germania built this.
Posted by: ranture || 06/23/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#11  Not as far as I can tell from Deutsche Welle and other English language sources,...
A Deutsche Welle report doesn’t even say that much


Interesting. Thanks, tw. Funny how analyzing the news now depends on looking for what is not said. Like inverse traffic analysis. Or the dog that didn't bark.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 22:26 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
The Sunrise Movement and the Green New Deal (video)
Undercover Investigation - Minneapolis Riot Was Preplanned
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2020 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Thanks Besoeker, excellent find. About what I was thinking based on the speed of national escalation. They remain mall in number, like their ancestor the bolshevik. But louder and increasingly dangerous.
Posted by: Cesare || 06/23/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  You're very welcome. Here's a link to the Millennial Millie website someone sent to me.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ She used to be (maybe still is, I don't know) on the Alex Jones Show. How does that saying go about eating crackers in bed?
Posted by: Clem || 06/23/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Did it look to anybody else like some of those people have dilated pupils?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2020 12:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Pervitin, anybody?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2020 12:20 Comments || Top||


Federal charges against Heiskell man for inciting a riot, civil disorder
[WATE] The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged 18-year-old Dominic Brown of Heiskell with inciting a riot and civil disorder.

Allegedly, Brown was attempting to organize a riot at West Town Mall from messages he had posted on his Snapchat account.

They say Brown was arrested on Monday, and made his initial appearance in the U.S. District Court in Knoxville on Monday as well.

The complaint also alleges that, on May 31, Brown was observed by law enforcement officers participating in a civil disorder in the downtown area of Market Square. Law enforcement officers observed Brown picking up a trash can lid filled with an unknown liquid and striking a law enforcement officer in the head while the officer was seated in a police vehicle. Brown attempted to flee, but was ultimately arrested by Knoxville coppers.

KPD says the group then traveled north on Gay Street, where one person threw an object into a police SUV, hitting an officer in the head. The officer was uninjured. The 18-year-old male suspect, later identified as Dominic Brown, was then arrested and charged with assault, disorderly conduct, evading arrest, resisting arrest and inciting a riot.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


Seattle will move to dismantle protest zone, mayor says
[AP] Faced with growing pressure to crack down on an "occupied" protest zone following two weekend shootings, Seattle’s mayor said Monday that officials will move to wind down the blocks-long span of city streets taken over two weeks ago that President Donald Trump
...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US...
asserted is run by "anarchists."
Ending the Slumber of Love?
Mayor Jenny Durkan said at a news conference that the violence was distracting from changes sought by thousands of peaceful protesters seeking to address racial inequity and police brutality. She said the city is working with the community to bring the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" zone to an end.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Mayor Jenny Durkan tear down that wall
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/23/2020 5:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Leave it be for a few more months. Right now, money is pouring into CHOP from useful idiots and Marxist m/billionaires from all over the country. They will soon get bored supporting useless mouths to feed. Let it get really get ripe over the summer and turn into a full fledged socialist dictatorship, death squads and all.

Capitol hill is Seattle's gay and socialist voter headquarters. They are the ones who voted for the socialist/Marxist city officials that allowed this to happen. They haven't yet gotten enough of it good and hard yet and haven't learned a damn thing.
Posted by: Pheang Thealet8559 || 06/23/2020 5:36 Comments || Top||

#3  they will never learn. they will end up on their way to the gulag saying, 'if comrade Stalin only knew!'
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 06/23/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

#4  while volunteers handed out food, water and toiletries.

That's sooo nice. Did they buy them from local stores with their own money? Very altruistic.

Or liberate the stuff from local stores? How Marxist.
Posted by: Bobby || 06/23/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm gonna pop a bag of popcorn when they actually try. The incompetence has been so complete I wouldn't be surprised if they sent in a clown brigade complete with honk horns.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/23/2020 9:06 Comments || Top||

#6  The big squeaky shoes might intimidate the occupiers some though, Darth.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/23/2020 9:34 Comments || Top||

#7  She said the city is working with the community to bring the "Capitol Hill Occupied Protest" zone to an end.

I.e., not any time soon; she's spineless like Gov. Inslee, which is why it's all talk right now. I hope this goes on until at least Labor Day.
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Probably will pay to relocate them to a nicer, more spacious and comfortable area.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/23/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Let them set up their little autonomous zone in a field somewhere out in the boondocks. They can use concertina wire for their "border".
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

#10  move 'em to Madison Park and see how that works out
Posted by: 746 || 06/23/2020 13:43 Comments || Top||

#11  Trying to minimize the political, economic, social and cultural cost of an attempt to get Trump to take the bait and crack down on someone? If I didn't know better, I'd swear it was almost as if Antifa and the politicians were working together.
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

#12  It's too bad they won't use one of the armored D9's. That's be awesome.

*CLANK CLANK VROOOM!*

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Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/23/2020 15:23 Comments || Top||

#13  I'd swear it was almost as if Antifa and the politicians were working together.

Everyone wants to stop Hitler. And if you end up ruling the world, all the better.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 15:25 Comments || Top||



The Grand Turk
Turkey has arrested four of its nationals on suspicion of spying for France on conservative and religious groups
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkey sends large number of reinforcements to Iraq despite Baghdad’s objections
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish Ministry of Defense announced the deployment of additional forces to Iraq as part of "Operation Tiger Claw", which is targeting the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).
"It's a light-alcohol seltzer"
The ministry said in a statement issued yesterday evening that additional commando units were deployed to new locations in northern Iraq after carrying out air operations there.

The Ottoman Turkish Defense Ministry published on Sunday that showed its forces preparing to take part in the military operation.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  bow down to the Ottoman empire
Posted by: Chris || 06/23/2020 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Despite Baghdad's objections....


That makes it an invasion, right?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/23/2020 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  The Armenian genocide appears to have never actually ended.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

#4  As did the Roman Senate when they sent the legions far afield to protect their fiefdom from a coup.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 16:00 Comments || Top||

#5  #2 Despite Baghdad's objections....
That makes it an invasion, right?


So it would appear, unless we're missing something here. Even so, the whole thing is quite unseemly. Gentlemen don't invade each other's countries.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 22:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Islamic Caliphate™ recognizes no borders
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2020 22:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Islamic Caliphate™ recognizes no borders

When you come right down to it, it's just a stupidly violent game of Calvinball. There are no borders, 'sides' depend on which way the wind is blowing and the rules are whatever rotten nonsense one team or another decided on for the day. These people need hobbies.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 22:54 Comments || Top||

#8  Gentlemen don't invade each other's countries.

That should be Rantburg’s subtitle. Or perhaps Snark of the Day — it could go either way.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 23:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
$2.7 Million in Meth Seized at Texas Border Crossing
[BREITBART] U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in the Texas Rio Grande Valley seized more than 137 pounds of methamphetamine at the Brownsville/Matamoros International Bridge last week. Officials valued the seizure at more than $2.7 million.Rio Grande Valley Sector CBP officers assigned to the Brownsville/Matamoros International Bridge on June 17 observed a tan 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe approaching from Mexico for inspection. Officers identified the driver as a 72-year-old Mexican man. The officers referred the driver to a secondary inspection station, according to information obtained from CBP officials.

In the secondary inspection area, officers scanned the truck with a non-intrusive imaging system. A K-9 also conducted a preliminary walk around. The K-9 alerted to the possible presence of drugs and the imaging system detected anomalies in the cargo being transported.

A physical search of the truck led to the discovery of numerous packages believed to contain methamphetamine.

Officials seized the 137.57 pounds of methamphetamine estimated to be worth approximately $2,751,341. The also seized the pickup truck and arrested the Mexican man. All were turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigation for further investigation and referral of drug smuggling charges.

"Our CBP officers remain committed in securing our borders and keeping these dangerous narcotics off our streets," said Port Director Tater Ortiz, Brownsville Port of Entry. "Our officers’ continued hard work and dedication to our border security mission led to this significant seizure."

The following day, Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents seized another $1 million in drugs in a series of busts. The seized drugs included 965 pounds of marijuana and 577 Xanax pills.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  A feller could stay up for a pretty long time with 137 pounds of meth.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Wow that's a couple of dentist's retirement hopes crushed.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/23/2020 4:51 Comments || Top||

#3  there goes the rebel flag breeder program for its army!
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 06/23/2020 11:58 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ there goes the rebel antifa flag breeder program for its army!

Fixed it for ya! No charge.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2020 12:23 Comments || Top||

#5  I think they discovered with Charlie Manson that meth is far more effective than LSD when it comes to brainwashing disturbed young people and getting them to do things that people are normally not willing to do.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/23/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||


US Army soldier charged in plot to ambush his unit overseas
[NEWS.YAHOO] The new top federal prosecutor in Manhattan has announced her first case since the weekend's upheaval: the arrest of a U.S. Army soldier charged with plotting a bushwhack of his unit in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
by bully boys.

In a release, Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss called Ethan Melzer, 22, of Louisville, Kentucky, "the enemy within."

She said he plotted to let members of an bully boy group descend on his unit by providing details about its location an security arrangements.

She identified the group he tried to work with as the Order of the Nine Angles, also known as O9A, described in the release as an occult-based neo-Nazi
...adherents of a philosophy that was seen even at the time as pure evil, which makes them either consciously and purely evil, or attention-seeking ratbags. Pick one, or both....
and racially motivated violent bully boy group.

"Melzer was motivated by racism and hatred as he attempted to carry out this ultimate act of betrayal," Strauss said.

William F. Sweeney Jr., head of the FBI's New York office, said: "Melzer declared himself to be a traitor against the United States, and described his own conduct as tantamount to treason. We agree."

Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  he admitted it, hang him
Posted by: Chris || 06/23/2020 0:55 Comments || Top||

#2  We have quite a few other such cases lingering out there that haven't yet been addressed and in the queue since around 2016.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/23/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

#3  hangins too good for him
Posted by: 746 || 06/23/2020 13:44 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Army Jawan lost life during ongoing ceasefire violation at LOC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri Jammu, heavy cross-border shelling
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Encounter rages between terrorists and security forces in Verinag-Kapran Forest area of Anantnag in South Kashmir
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
Iraqi forces launch 3rd phase of anti-#ISIS operation
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
According to Yahya Rasoul, the spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Iraqi Armed Forces:

“Under the guidance of the Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, under the supervision of the Joint Operations Command, on Monday Operation Operation Iraqi Heroes / Phase III began to clear and inspect areas in Salaheddine and the border.”

He continued that “this process involved a number of sectors from the ministries of the Interior and Defense as well as the Popular Mobilization Units,” noting that this process “targets an area of ​​4,853 km2, for the purpose of searching it, chasing the wanted terrorist elements, and searching for ISIS dens.”

The statement said that the Iraqi Air Force has already begun bombing the Islamic State’s targets in the Salaheddine, Diyala, and Kirkuk governorates of Iraq.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Katyusha rocket fired from Al Dahna area, Abu Ghraib western Baghdad towards Baghdad international airport
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF: Soldiers open fire at Palestinians hurling fire bombs at civilian vehicles
[IsraelTimes] IDF soldiers operating near the central West Bank village of of Deir Abu Masha’al shot up a pair of Paleostinians attempting to hurl Molotov cocktails at civilian vehicles, the army says, adding that the troops hit one of the suspects while the second managed to flee the scene.
... as though they had never been...

Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 01:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest” zone, or CHOP concept not going well in Deir Abu Masha'al.

Hat tip to the IDF.


Posted by: Besoeker || 06/23/2020 2:50 Comments || Top||

#2  50% is barely a pass mark...

Please get more range time.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/23/2020 4:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Agreed. Nice idea, but the second "managed to flee the scene". How dat happen?
Posted by: Clem || 06/23/2020 6:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Please get more range time.

Men Against Fire: How Many Soldiers Actually Fired Their Weapons at the Enemy During the Vietnam War
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 8:47 Comments || Top||

#5  Were these "mostly peaceful" fire bombs or were they fiery explodey fire bombs? Aspiring journalists want to know.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/23/2020 9:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Does Minneapolis have a twin sister city in the West Bank?
Posted by: Raj || 06/23/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#7  No. The IDF sees to that.
Posted by: gorb || 06/23/2020 12:07 Comments || Top||


IDF clashes with Palestinians at roadblocks preventing them from reaching anti-annexation rally
[IsraelTimes] Palestinians are clashing with Israeli soldiers who have set up roadblocks outside the Jordan Valley city of Jericho where a mass demonstration against Israeli annexation plans is taking place, according to the Local Focus news alert service.


4 Palestinians hit by rubber-tipped bullets fired by IDF at flying checkpoint

[IsraelTimes] Four Paleostinians have been injured after being hit by rubber-tipped bullets fired by Israeli troops at the Jordan Valley’s Hamra Junction, the Paleostinian Red Islamic Thingy emergency service reports.

The incident took place at a temporary checkpoint established by the IDF in order to prevent Paleostinians from reaching an anti-annexation protest taking place in nearby Jericho.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 01:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: PLO

#1  Annexation? You mean like Poland did to Czech territory after the Munich agreement?
Posted by: Gerthudion Ebbising5720 || 06/23/2020 9:53 Comments || Top||

#2  No.
More like a 6 day war when Israel kicked some ass.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian air defense says it shot at drones near Jebleh
Goodness. it must be a day that ends in Y.
[Jpost] Syrian air defense says it fired at drones near the northern city of Jableh on the coast of Syria. Syrian State media SANA says that it intercepted drones near the city. "Air strikes have been averted in the past months against terrorist organizations striking at Khmeimim air base in Latakia province," SANA said.

Russia has an air base in Khmeimim and it has often been attacked by Syrian rebel drones. However Russia’s RT expanded on the claim and said social media posts and Lebanese army sources had said the "two reconnaissance aircraft belonging to Israel violated Lebanese airspace in the south." This article asserted that the aircraft flew near Kafr Kala and the town of Yaroun and also near Naqourah. Yaroun is near the Israeli community of Yiron.

Other media reported on Syrian state media claims it was not entirely clear if the Syrian air defense had intercepted anything or if they were firing at drones or not.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 01:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Jebleh?
Wasn't that Jeb! after he withdrew from POTUS race?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/23/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||


Israeli Jets Fly at Low, Medium Altitudes over Beirut, Regions
[AnNahar] Israeli warplanes on Sunday violated Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
’s airspace at low and medium altitudes over the capital Beirut and several regions across the country.

According to the National News Agency, the jets flew at low altitude over Beirut and at medium altitude over Metn.

Israeli warplanes also overflew Sidon, Hasbaya, al-Orqoub, Mount Hermon and the occupied Shebaa Farms and Golan Heights at low altitude and staged mock raids at low altitude over Nabatiyeh and Iqlim al-Tuffah.

Israeli overflights were also recorded over Tyre and its Paleostinian refugee camps and over the western and central sectors of South Lebanon.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Keeping the camera pods busy?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/23/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Checking up on the Spy Pigeons®?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/23/2020 9:32 Comments || Top||


Turkish-backed militants launch attack against Syrian Army troops in northwest Hasakah
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Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


HTS bans formation of general confederation of syndicates in northern Syria
[SYRIAHR] Reliable sources have told SOHR that Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(HTS) has banned the formation of a general confederation of syndicates and unions in areas under its control in northern Syria.

According to SOHR sources, an HTS security group stormed headquarters in Bab al-Hawa area on the border with Iskenderun in northern Idlib, where a meeting was holding in order to form a general confederation of syndicates. One of HTS security officials of the raiding group asked the attendance to close the meeting, preventing them from forming a general confederation of syndicates.

The goal of the meeting was to structure a formation bringing all syndicates in northern Syria together under one entity in an attempt to unite their decisions, so that the syndicates’ role in civil management in northern Syria would be effective.
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Clashes with heavy weapons erupt between forces of Manbij Military Council and Turkish-backed factions
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 06/23/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


-PC Follies
Hispanic vendor in Tulsa uses Alinsky tactics against a BLM supporter
Via Insty. Must-watch video.
[AmThinker] Faced with this provocation, chin-mask guy starts babbling about systemic discrimination. And that’s when the vendor turns the table on him.

"Two days ago, I lost my money. How about you reimburse me for that. I’m a minority. Give me your money," he says, holding out a mock pleading hand. "I’m a minority. Give me my reparations."

Suddenly, the chin-mask guy is done talking about systemic oppression. He’s offended. "For what?" he demands.

"Because I’ve been oppressed. I’m a minority."

Like Pavlov’s dog, chin-mask guy latches on to a magic word. "Yes," he says, nodding his head rapidly, "you’ve been oppressed. You’ve definitely been oppressed."

"So give me my rights. You’re white. Give me my reparations. Give me my reparations!"

Chin-mask is on board. "Yes. You have my promise of reparations." He does not, however, dig into his wallet. Instead, puzzled, he asks, "How am I going to give you reparations?"

That’s a foolish question because the vendor has already told him how real reparations should work. Chin-mask guy is white and he’s admitted his white guilt, so he, personally, should dig into his pocket.

Posted by: Matt || 06/23/2020 12:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Very nice legs
Posted by: Elmaper Snaling1021 || 06/23/2020 22:41 Comments || Top||



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