[ToloNews] A 21- year-old soldier from Texas died Friday in Farah province, the Pentagon said Saturday.
The Pentagon identified the soldier as Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, of San Antonio, and added that he was killed in a vehicle rollover accident.
Pentagon said the accident is being investigated.
According to the Pentagon, Ibarria was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York.
In February, two US service members were killed in a firefight in Sherzad district, Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province, said US forces front man, Col. Sonny Leggett.
[ToloNews] At least three coppers were killed and three others were maimed in a roadside mine blast in the Kohistan ...a backwoods district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distinguished by being even more rustic than is the norm among the local Pashtuns.... district of Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... on the Herat-Islam Qala highway on Saturday, local officials said.
The incident happened around 100 km away from Herat city as a police vehicle struck a roadside mine, said Amindullah Haft Bala, district governor of Kohsan district.
"The mine was placed by the Taliban ...Arabic for students... to target the security forces," he said.
The victims have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The assassination of the #GNA slaver Abu Bakr Al-Harabi in the AlZawia. The #GNA militia killing each other for smuggling rights . Seen here with the official #GNA militia Spox pic.twitter.com/JNduOYPe1c
Minimum 4 Turkish officers killed in occupied Alwitya airbase Following a series of air strikes launched by the Libyan Air Force fighters tonight. Bodies in AlJimal Hospital #LNA#libyapic.twitter.com/ZQxqLkJ9En
The agency quoted a "source in the army who preferred not to be named," saying that base "was bombed by unidentified warplanes yesterday," after hearing its flight in the mountainous areas surrounding the base.
The Anadolu source pointed out that there were no casualties due to the bombing, and that the raids targeted "some of the facilities of the base, which were recently brought in to strengthen the base, including an air defense system."
The source pointed out that this was the first time that the base was bombed since the Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... -based Government of National Accord (GNA) forces seized the installation on May 18th.
This comes against the backdrop of media reports that the Libyan National Army bombed the al-Watiyah Airbase and destroyed air defense systems installed by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... there."
LNA-affiliated media also reported several casualties among the military personnel there, including some Ottoman Turkish intelligence officers that were allegedly embedded with the GNA forces there.
The airstrike on the al-Watiyah Airbase came at the same time that the Ottoman Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, made an unannounced visit to Libya.
[Jpost] The bad boy group Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, which supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, was a sponsor of the protest.
German organizations who have expressed sympathy for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, classified a terrorist entity by the US and EU, protested over the last week in at least two German cities against Israel’s proposal to exercise illusory sovereignty over parts of the disputed West Bank territory.
An organization called Center Democratic Contradiction posted four photographs on Twitter of the anti-Israel activists and wrote: "On July 3 about 100 people demonstrated against Israel's plans for annexation in front of the Bundestag. The network Samidoun and Hirak affiliated with the PFLP and other Paleostinian organizations had called for it. A poster called for the destruction of Israel."
The extremist group Jewish Voice for a Just Peace in the Middle East, which supports the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, was a sponsor of the protest in front of the Bundestag. Last year, a Jerusalem Post investigative series caused the Bank of Social Economy to close the account of Jewish Voice due to its support for antisemitic BDS activity. Last year, a Jerusalem Post investigative series caused the Bank of Social Economy to close the account of Jewish Voice due to its support for antisemitic BDS activity.
Another sponsor of the anti-Israel protest was the Samidoun Paleostinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, an organization that seeks the release of convicted Paleostinian terrorists, many of whom are linked to the PFLP.
A left-wing bad boyAntifa ...the armed wing of the Democratic Party... group called Migrantifa Hessen promoted the anti-Israel demonstrations on its Twitter feed. It wrote on July 2: "The Israeli plans to annex the West Bank are contrary to international law. No to apartheid! No to annexation! Stop the land grab! Equal rights for Paleostinians and Israelis! Anti-imperialist international solidarity now! Free Paleostine."
The phrase "Free Paleostine" is a euphemism, according to critics of radical Paleostinian and leftist groups, for the total obliteration of the Jewish state.
The group No Hate! Against every form of antisemitsm and racism wrote on Twitter: "Paleostinians and MLDP demand the destruction of Israel in Cologne ...the largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia and the fourth populated city in Germany.... . Only some 80 participants. Opposition protest roughly 30 people from various Israel solidarity groups."
A Facebook post from the pro-Israel group No Hate! about the demonstration in Cologne said a BDS group and the Marxist-Leninist party of Germany agitated for the elimination of Israel. The Marxist-Leninists want the PFLP delisted as a terrorist organization. Chants of "From the river to the sea, Paleostine will be free," were heard, according to a Facebook post linked to the pro-Israel group.
[The Dem and Chronicle] On the same weekend in which famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass 168 years ago delivered one of his most historically resonant speeches, a statue of Douglass was toppled from its base and left near the Genesee River gorge.
Located in Maplewood Park, the statue "had been placed over the fence to the gorge and was leaning against the fence" on the river side, according to a statement from Rochester police. The statue was left about 50 feet from its pedestal.
The base and lower part of the statue was damaged, as was a finger on the statue's left hand.
There is historical significance to the timing of the vandalism — though no one can now say whether the timing was mere happenstance — just as there is historical significance to the statue's very location. The Maplewood Park location includes Kelsey's Landing, where Douglass, Harriet Tubman, and others helped shuttle slaves to safety along the Underground Railroad.
Across the United States, Douglass' July 5, 1852 speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July," has been shared widely on social media and elsewhere as a reminder of the country's legacy of slavery and racism.
The Last Refuge via Instapundit
Atlanta Georgia has erupted into a lawless society as a willfully complicit Atlanta Mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, attempts to avoid her role in the murder of an 8-year-old child as violent Black Lives Matter protestors run amok in the city.
On Saturday night about 9:30, Charmaine Turner and her daughter were driving with a friend when they attempted to turn into a store near a group of armed Black Lives Matter protestors. Two of the BLM activists opened fire on their vehicle for not complying with their unlawful roadblock, and 8-year-old Secoriea Turner was shot. She died in her mothers arms as they attempted to escape the area and get to a hospital.
Quickly forgotten and erased from the revolutionary narrative as 'acceptable losses.' The enforcement of BLM law and order must not be challenged. The message is not to people of color, they aleady know. The message is to the media.
Police are sort of like that flea bitten mangy guard dog that s**ts in the yard and barks too much at night. When you get rid of them, you suddenly get visited by why you had them. You are more concerned by the effect rather than the cause.
Remember if we behaved civilized, then Sheriff Andy and Barney Fife could be our constables.
[WSB-TV2] ATLANTA — An 8-year-old girl was shot and killed Saturday night in Atlanta near the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks died last month.
Police identified the child Sunday as Secoriea Turner.
Officers said they responded to a 911 call near University Avenue and I-75/I-85 around 9:50 p.m. The location of the shooting was in a parking lot across the street from the now burned-out Wendy’s, which has been occupied by demonstrators since Brooks’ death at the hands of an Atlanta police officer.
Police said Turner was riding in a car with her mother and her mother’s friend when they exited the interstate at University Avenue. The driver tried to turn into the parking lot at 1238 Pryor Road when he was confronted by an "group of armed individuals" who had blocked the entrance.
"At some point, someone in that group opened fire on the vehicle, striking it multiple times and striking the child who was inside. The driver then drove to Atlanta Medical Center for help," police said in a statement.
Police said the 911 caller told them they were heading to Atlanta Medical Center with the victim. The child died at the hospital.
On Sunday night, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke out about Secoriea Turner’s death and pleaded with the community to stop the violence.
"Now we are demanding action for Secoriea Turner, and all other people who were shot in Atlanta last night," Bottoms said. "Enough is enough. If you want people to take us seriously and you don’t want us to lose this movement, we can’t lose each other."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/06/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
You keep using that term, it does not mean what you think it means.
Posted by: Sonny Black ||
07/06/2020 8:12 Comments ||
She is a VET, BUT she is and always has been a MORON! Normally I leave a vet along. SHE goes to far to be considered a VET, IMO! illi-noise of course. The water there is highly tainted with??? something.
"Law enforcement in Portland, Oregon declared a riot around 11 p.m. Saturday night, marking it as the 38th consecutive day of protests and riots following the death of George Floyd." #antifahttps://t.co/4ke5bQqOAS
That is to say, the fashionably non-binary BLM white girl, etc.
Summer Taylor, a non binary Black Lives Matter activist who was hit by a car while protesting on the I-5 freeway in Seattle, has died. Dawit Kelete, who is black, is accused of being the driver & was arrested. pic.twitter.com/Lr6Jp3BkzO
[FOX5ATLANTA] The Georgia State Patrol headquarters in southeast Atlanta was vandalized early Sunday by a group accused of setting off at least one firework inside the building.
A spokesperson for the Georgia State Patrol told FOX 5 that shortly after 1 a.m. a group of between 60 and 100 masked protesters approached the building on United Avenue.
Video at the scene showed several dozen people outside and the sound of drums being played in the background. Smoke could be seen through a glass window of the building after the red flash that looked to be coming from inside.
The spokesperson said the group "caused extensive damage" to the building and a DPS vehicle parked in front of the building.
Atlanta firefighters were also on the scene following reports that part of the building was set on fire by fireworks that were thrown into one of the windows. DPS personnel at the scene were able to put out the fire.
Kimberly Krautter, who recorded video of the fire said "only about three or four people" looked to be trying to vandalize the building.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/06/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
but, but, the aove article told me the rotest were peaceful.
[KOMONEWS] A 94-year-old stone monument to Confederate veterans of the Civil War has been toppled in Seattle's Lake View Cemetery.
The once-towering monument, known as the United Confederate Veterans Memorial, was erected by the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1926. It is made of granite from Georgia's Stone Mountain.
It wasn't immediately known who toppled the memorial, but it has been the target of Black Lives Matter protesters since the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked efforts around the country to destroy statues and monuments to Confederate leaders or causes.
Even before Floyd's murder, the monument was controversial. It has been vandalized repeatedly in recent years and a petition to have it removed was started in 2015.
In 2018, several parts of the monument were smashed, including part of its inscription, insignia, and a relief of Robert E. Lee.
Some Seattle city officials have also called for the monument to be removed, but the cemetery is privately owned and the city has no jurisdiction over it.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/06/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
Jefferson Davis built the early railroads around Washington and Oregon. I used to puzzle at the road names and confederacy monuments in those two states until I discovered his early work there well before the Civil War.
One rocket 🚀 landed inside of #Baghdad Airport close to the area that hosts US/#Coalition diplomats/military. Recent attacks have been mainly limited to one or two rockets and it looks like they are fired to harass but it always takes only ONE rocket to cross "the redlines".
One rocket fired at the Green Zone landed near a home, wounding a child, according to the Iraqi military.
"At the same time, our forces were able to thwart another attack and seize a Katyusha rocket and launcher that were targeting the Taji base north of Baghdad," where US-led coalition troops are based, it added.
The attempts came just hours after the US embassy tested a new rocket defense system known as a C-RAM, according to a senior Iraqi security source. The C-RAM, set up earlier this year at the embassy, scans for incoming projectiles and explodes them in the air by targeting them with several thousand bullets per minute.
‘“When the rockets bullets go up, who cares where they come down? That's not my department,” says Wernher von Braun.’
A series of muted blasts could be heard across Baghdad on Saturday as the system was apparently tested, leaving passersby confused and Iraq's parliament outraged. Deputy speaker Hassan al-Kaabi slammed the trial as "provocative" and "unacceptable" as it could put residential areas in danger.
There was no immediate comment from the embassy on whether the system was used against the rocket overnight.
Yep — they’re still at it. Hopefully the projected annexation will change the situation.
[IsraelTimes] Samaria council says Jewish farmers were attacked by mob of 100 stone throwers; Biddya municipality says settlers were trying to take over Palestinian land and shot 2 farmers
Two Paleostinians were shot and maimed during a violent mostly peaceful scuffle with settlers in the northern West Bank Sunday afternoon that also put four Israelis in the hospital.
Two Paleostinians with gunshot wounds were hospitalized in moderate and light condition respectively in the nearby Salfit governorate, the Paleostinian Authority Health Ministry said.
Four settlers were lightly injured by thrown stones during the melee and taken to Kfar Saba’s Meir Medical Center for treatment.
The clash erupted between settler youth and Paleostinian farmers working land between the settlement of Maaleh Shomron and the Paleostinian town of Biddya, southwest of Nablus, according to Israeli and Paleostinian officials.
Israeli police did not specify who instigated the clash.
A spokeswoman for the Samaria Regional Council said Israeli farmers were set upon with stones and clubs by 100 Paleostinians. One of the farmers, who was armed, opened fire to scatter the rioters, she said.
According to the Paleostinian Ma’an News Agency, the fight broke out due to both sides claiming the same piece of farmland, which the report called an attempted "takeover" by settlers.
Iyad Abid, a member of the Biddya Emergency Committee, told The Times of Israel that the two injured Paleostinians were Biddya residents Mohannad al-Sadiq and Daoud Salameh (Abu Karim).
"The settlers say that the land is theirs, and they want to take it by force. But it belongs to private individuals in Biddya," Abid said.
Abid added that the town had held a protest against what he said were attempts by settlers to take it over on Friday.
Asked about claims by the Samaria Regional Council spokesperson that there had been 100 Arabs who had attacked Jewish farmers, Abid claimed that the two injured were the only ones present on their land during the alleged confrontation, and that the rest only arrived after the settlers had fled.
"They shot and fled," Abid said, referring to the settlers.
The incident came a week after the sides traded arson accusations regarding fires that broke out in nearby Burin and Givat Ronen in the northern West Bank.
Israel Fire and Rescue Services said it responded to a report of a large brush fire outside the Givat Ronen outpost, which quickly spread due to the wind and topography of the area. A fire service front man said that locals reported having seen Paleostinians from neighboring Burin setting fire to the field outside Givat Ronen before fleeing back to their village.
As Israeli fire squads worked to put out the blaze, Paleostinians from Burin filmed ten masked settlers descending from Givat Ronen, hurling stones at a construction site on the edge of the village, then setting an adjacent field on fire and fleeing back toward their outpost.
A front man for the Yesh Din rights group, which distributed the footage, said Burin residents had been aware of a fire that had been set an hour earlier near Givat Ronen, but said that since it had been ignited on fields belonging to their village it could not have been started by one of their own inhabitants.
[Jpost] Israeli fighter jets attacked a truck convoy in northwestern Damascus, the capital city of Syria, The Jerusalem Post's sister publication Maariv reported, citing Arab sources.
Preliminary reports stated that the trucks were carrying a shipment of weapons on their way to 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... , bound for Hezbollah.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Another powerful explosion occurred in Iran, as the official news agency of the Islamic Theocratic Republic reported a blast at the Madah Zarjan gas station in the city of Ahvaz, southwestern Iran.
"The explosion resulted from a fire in the station, which was caused by a blast at one of the power transformers in it," the head of the fire department in the Ahvaz province, Ibrahim Kanbari, said, adding that "five fire trucks and 15 rescuers were sent to put out the fire, and there is no information about the area of the fire," the Islamic Theocratic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported.
This incident is the third on Iranian soil in a week, as it was preceded by a kaboom and a fire at the Sina medical center, which killed 19 people and injured 14 others, followed by a kaboom at a nuclear reactor.
Haven't seen any other photos of this event, so really can't tell if the underside of the vehicle is deformed down or up. The rear passenger door is bowed out, as is the trunk lid, so most likely an internal blast.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/06/2020 11:17 Comments ||
[JPost] Tehran has built underground "missile cities" along the Gulf coastline, Iran's Revolutionary Guards Navy chief said on Sunday, warning of a "nightmare for Iran's enemies."
"Iran has established underground onshore and offshore missile cities all along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman that would be a nightmare for Iran's enemies," Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri told the Sobh-e Sadeq weekly.
Probably just reopened underground cities dating back to the Bronze Age. See just a little more here. It seems to me that kind of thing would show up on ground-penetrating radar...
Posted by: 3dc ||
07/06/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
You meant "a nightmare for Iran"? it only takes one missile launch to locate the "underground cities", AKA "soon to be large craters"!
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.