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Good morning
Jeff Sessions loses US Senate primary runoff in Alabama
Wednesday July 15th, 2020

London, 1919_mdf8r8UjVG1ql8nr8o1_500
Turkey occupies 15 km of Iraqi border territory
Libyan Parliament gives Egypt green light to intervene in civil war
Turkey vows to stand with Azerbaijan against Armenia
Child rapist arrested at Antifa brawl in Washington state
Libyan National Army Spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari : The coming hours will see a major battle in the vicinity of Sirte and AlJafra cities
Ballistic missile hits a residential neighborhood in Marib city in Yemen
Ghislaine Maxwell denied bail by New York judge

Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under:

#1  OMG!
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2020 5:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Very stylish indeed
Posted by: Dopey Thaiter8666 || 07/15/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  Those hobnail or jack boots?
Posted by: jpal || 07/15/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Women in uniform.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/15/2020 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  1919, probably keeping them on until they got enough men old enough and interested in being police officers.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/15/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Then along came WW1 and the women stayed forever...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/15/2020 15:45 Comments || Top||

#7  In a world where Will works with a Jill...

"We're three little belles from the bill."
"Arresting!" "Appealing!" "A thrill!"
This trio rings trebly
In lieu of a Webley.
"Those beaches are pebbly." "And chill."

Coming soon from Ideal Films.
Posted by: Phomort Cheagum9020 || 07/15/2020 17:16 Comments || Top||

#8  WW I , 1914 till 1918 November .
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 07/15/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||

#9  “Three lit-tel beeeeellllles
the bill!”

Shades of Gilbert &Sullivan. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 22:29 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
Black Leaders Call on NYPD to Bring Back Anti-Crime Unit as Shootings Spike
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2020 11:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#2  Mayor DeBlasio and AOC say they aren't needed.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/15/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#3  But if they brought back the anti-crime unit, and the unit arrested black people, some other leaders would call for it to be disbanded again.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/15/2020 12:54 Comments || Top||

#6  #3 some other leaders

At the Battle of the Some
All news must balance out,
Although -- I must be dumb --
The outcome's not in doubt.
Posted by: Vespasian Untervehr5845 || 07/15/2020 17:32 Comments || Top||

#7  They dumped the Anti-Crime Unit because it had proportionately more shootings than other NYPD units.

Go figure: Anti-Crime, more shots fired; Parking enforcement, fewer shots. Public Affairs, fewer shots.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 19:34 Comments || Top||

#8  ^ It's a mystery
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2020 20:10 Comments || Top||

U.S. soldier dies of non-combat related incident in South of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] A soldier of the U.S. military died of a non-combat related incident in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, the Department of Defense said.

"The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel," Pentagon said in a statement.

It also added "1st Lt. Joseph Trent Allbaugh, 24, from Folsom, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,, died as the result of a non-combat-related incident, July 12, 2020, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation."

According to Pentagon Allbaugh was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th ADA Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 02:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

Afghan forces kill, wound at least 68 Taliban militants in the North: Shahen Corps
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel killed or maimed at least 68 Talibs in northern parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the Afghan forces killed at least 32 Talibs by laying ambushes and directly engaging the Talibs in Balkh, Faryab and Samagan provinces.

The statement further added that the security forces also maimed at least 36 Talibs during the same festivities.

The security forces also destroyed large amounts of weapons, munitions and several vehicles during the operations, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the incidents so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 02:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

IED Kills 5 People in Surobi
[ToloNews] At least five people were killed and eleven others were maimed on Tuesday morning in a blast in Surobi district of Kabul province, local officials told TOLOnews.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning when a vehicle struck a roadside mine in Jegdalak village.

Women and children are among the victims, officials added.

So far no group has grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not the IED's fault, they can't help it. It's the people that plant them then run away.
Posted by: jpal || 07/15/2020 16:34 Comments || Top||

Samangan Residents Call for Probe into Attack on NDS Facility
[ToloNews] Residents in Afghanistan’s Samangan province on Tuesday called for a probe into attack on the Afghan intelligence agency---the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS)--facility, and called for the arrest of the perpetrators who collaborated with the suicide kaboomers in launching the deadly attack in the province.

This comes hours after a suicide boom-mobile explosion and ensuing shootout, claimed by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, occurred on Monday morning in front of the National Directorate of Security (NDS) compound in Aybak city, the center of the northern Afghan province of Samangan, and ended with three attackers and at least 11 other people killed.

Residents said that it is questionable how the bully boyz managed to pass through several checkpoints to reach their target.

63 people, including 16 NDS employees, were maimed in the attack.

According to officials, three attackers were involved in the attack that was claimed by the Taliban shortly after the initial blast.

"The people are very concerned, security should have been in place there, but they didn’t manage to control the situation," said Mohammad Bek, a resident in Samangan province.

"The people are frightened, many people were maimed, many of them are civilians, they also destroyed hotels and shops, the people have suffered a major loss," said Barat, a resident in Samangan.

"The Taliban had said that they will commit to peace and will avoid war, but again they staged such a major attack," said Nematullah, a resident.

According to the local officials, the attack has inflicted over 25 million afs financial loss for the NDS facility.

"We have suffered a 25 million afs loss, two trucks were destroyed including three new vehicles, there are cracks on the building," said Ferozuddin Tigeen, the mayor of Aybak.

"We have two check points in Feroznakhjir and Akhkam areas, negligence was the cause there, because of that, these vehicles managed to enter the city and carry out the attack," said Sifatullah Samangani, the deputy governor of Samangan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 01:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Libyan National Army Spokesman Ahmed Al-Mismari : The coming hours will see a major battle in the vicinity of Sirte and AlJafra cities
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Libyan Parliament gives Egypt green light to intervene in civil war
[ALMASDARNEWS] The eastern-based Libyan parliament, which supports the Libyan National Army (LNA), has given go-ahead to the Egyptian armed forces to intervene in the Libyan conflict.In early June, Egypt put forward the Cairo peace initiative, outlining a path for a political settlement in Libya and calling for warring parties to cease fire since 8 June. The proposal was welcomed by the Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
, Russia, 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...
and the United Arab Emirates, but was rejected by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
"We call for joint efforts between the two brotherly nations — Libya and Egypt — in order to defeat the occupier and maintain our common security and stability in our country and region," the statement read.

It added that the parliament "welcomes the words of the Egyptian President, spoken in the presence of representatives of Libyan tribes."

"The Egyptian armed forces have the right to intervene to protect Libyan and Egyptian national security if they see an imminent threat to the security of our two countries," the statement added.

Last week Egyptian armed forces conducted an exercise near Libya’s border. The drills, codenamed Resolve 2020, took place in the northwestern district of Qabr Gabis, some 37 miles (60 kilometres) away from the Libyan border.

Libya has been suffering from internal conflict since its long-time leader Muammar Qadaffy
...a proud Arab institution for 42 years, now among the dear departed, though not the dearest...
was tossed and killed in 2011. At the moment, the east of the country is ruled by the parliament, while the west is controlled by 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 GNA, which was formed with the help of the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
. The authorities in the east cooperate with the LNA, which has been attempting to take control of Tripoli.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  The Turk militias should be scurrying soon
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#2  popcorn, get cha popcorn
Posted by: Chris || 07/15/2020 12:01 Comments || Top||

Egypt's court upholds life sentences for top Brotherhood leader Badie
[Al Ahram] Egypt’s top appeals court upheld on Tuesday life sentences against the leader of the now-banned Moslem Brüderbund group Mohammed Badie and others over violence in Upper Egypt’s Minya that followed the ouster of late Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in 2013.

The Court of Cassation rejected appeals filed by186 defendants, including Badie, against their prison terms, and acquitted 63 others, a judicial source said, without specifying how many received final life sentences.

In September 2018, a Minya criminal court sentenced Badie and 87 others to life imprisonment over festivities in the southern governorate.

The court also handed over 200 other defendants jail terms ranging from two to 15 years and acquitted 463 others in the same case.

The mass trial dates back to violence in August 2013 that followed the dispersal of a sit-in by supporters of ousted president Morsi, which left hundreds of Brotherhood members and dozens of police dead.

The defendants were convicted of charges including assaulting a cop shoppe in Minya, killing several coppers and the attempted murder of others.

The verdicts are final and cannot be appealed.

Tuesday's sentences are the latest in a series of trials and re-trials against Badie, the Brotherhood’s Supreme Guide, and other big shots of the Islamist group that ruled Egypt before Islamist president Mohammed Morsi was ousted following massive protests.

It is the fifth final life sentence handed to Badie, totaling 125 years.

It comes days after the same court upheld life sentences for Badie, his deputy Khairat El-Shater and four others over violence in front of the group’s main headquarters in Cairo ahead of Morsi's ouster.

That verdict was the first final ruling against El-Shater, who had been handed a total of another 40 years in jail that can still be appealed.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

GNA insists on Jufra, Sirte offensive as Libyan parliament authorises Egyptian military action
[Al Ahram] The front man of Libya’s Government of National Accord has said its troops will move forward towards establishing control over Sirte and Jufra, which hosts Libya's largest air base.

"The time has come for oil to flow once again and to beat the hands messing with the Libyans' troops," Mohammed Kanono said on Tuesday, stressing that "we will move forward towards our kidnapped cities, to extend state authority over the entire soil."

This announcement came after a resolution was passed on Monday by the Libyan parliament in the eastern city of Tobruk which authorises an Egyptian military intervention if needed. The aim of this step is to protect Libya's "national security" amid the ongoing "Ottoman Turkish occupation," read the resolution.

On Twitter, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash warned against the "dangerous political and humanitarian implications" of the "war drums being beaten in Sirte."

Gargash called for an immediate ceasefire, "reliance on wisdom" and "involvement in a dialogue among the Libyan parties within clear international references."

Vladimir Gubarev, deputy head of the international affairs committee at the Federation Council, the upper house of Russia's Federal Assembly, said the Egyptian military's intervention in the Libyan conflict could help in "restoring the Libyan state."

"Of course there is a need for holding negotiations to settle the conflict, but if the Egyptian military helped in restoring the Libyan state, this will be a good thing," Russia Today quoted Gubarev as saying on Tuesday.

He noted that Egypt is "clearly concerned about the destabilised situation in Libya."

In June, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi called on Libyan parties "to respect the current lines and start negotiations."

El-Sisi said that Sirte and Jufra are "considered a red line for Egyptian national security."

Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Yemen's Saudi-Led coalition said it intercepted and destroyed four missiles and six explosive drones launched overnight by Houthi forces
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  With what? Patriot? Iron Dome?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/15/2020 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Patriots for the missiles. Fighters near the border for the drones.
Posted by: Herb Omomosing8705 || 07/15/2020 8:14 Comments || Top||

#4  There are humans near there? What would be so catastrophic? Eat into the graft pool?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/15/2020 17:24 Comments || Top||

Ballistic missile hits a residential neighborhood in Marib city in Yemen
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  "Unguided Rocket"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2020 10:34 Comments || Top||

At the left-wing riot today in Paris, a large group of extremists attacked police at the Place de la Bastille, causing them to retreat
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Collapsible batons?
I would think a nice length of hickory.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2020 3:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Napoleon III straightened the streets in Paris so artillery would be more effective in crowd control. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2020 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  They need to work on their 'retreat' formation.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Collapsible batons?
Replace with collapsible stock sub-machine guns, and use them freely. Riot may not disperse but will become dead.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/15/2020 17:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Ma Deuce.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2020 17:55 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Jacob Michael Gaines, 23, from Texas, was arrested by federal police for allegedly striking an officer with a hammer
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Good.
I understand a room has just opened on Death Row.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2020 3:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Another Peaceful Protester.
Posted by: Sonny Black || 07/15/2020 6:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Texas huh? And was a riot tourist in Portland? I bet there's something in the Title 18 of the United States Code about crossing state lines to perpetrate mayhem.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/15/2020 7:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Make it perfect. Tell me the cop he hit is black.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/15/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#5  If you scroll far enough down on the Andy Ngo site, there's a video of a "protester" standing by a closed door with the hammer back and over his head. He swings the hammer at the officer's head as soon as the officer emerges from the building. Attempted murder of a federal officer.
Posted by: Matt || 07/15/2020 9:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Be a shame if he never made it to trial...
Posted by: Warthog || 07/15/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Looks like ANTIFA isn't short on rations.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 07/15/2020 18:20 Comments || Top||

Antifa in Portland track down and accost a random Asian male who they accuse of being Andy Ngo
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Filming the NeoStazi Antifa is obviously a crime.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/15/2020 5:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Racist profiling.

It's all about power. Period.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#3  If it was a movie, the Asian male would turn out to be an irascible dan 5.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2020 10:59 Comments || Top||

Antifa & BLM extremists attacked @PortlandPolice union building on 13–14 July
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Child rapist arrested at Antifa brawl in Washington state

[THEPOSTMILLENNIAL] A convicted child rapist was charged with felony assault stemming from violence at an Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
and left-wing protest in Olympia, Wash. on Sunday.Shaelyn A. Reed, 20, of Olympia, is accused of striking a man on the head with a baton in front of Olympia City Hall. Video recorded of the assault shows the victim bleeding profusely from the head. According to Olympia Police Lt. Paul Lower, Reed allegedly disposed of his weapon in a trash receptacle and changed clothes before being arrested. A juvenile was also arrested on misdemeanor assault charges and a third unnamed person is wanted by police.

This isn’t Reed’s first run-in with the law. In 2017, Reed pleaded guilty to second-degree rape of a child. He is a registered sex offender in Thurston County, Wash..

Reed is currently held at the county jail on felony assault charges. Police believe he was also part of a group of rioters who destroyed property at an Antifa and Black Lives Matter protest in Olympia on July 5.

Before the bloody violence on Sunday, a few dozen Antifa and far-left protestors countered a small conservative rally. As the two groups met, insults and curses were exchanged, with Antifa accusing the conservatives of being "fascist
...anybody you disagree with, damn them...
s." Video recorded at the scene shows far-left protesters physically blocking drivers from leaving the rally and photographing the cars’ license plates.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Sooo... Apparently in Ireland Antifa tried to attack an anti-pedophilia rally, because that's apparently "fascist". It seems this is part of their movement.

As they're arrested, we should make sure the other prisoners are aware of that.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 07/15/2020 8:02 Comments || Top||

Portland Mayor tells federal authorities to clean up the graffiti left on the federal courthouse by antifa
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I guess it is how one defines "ask".
Posted by: Clem || 07/15/2020 0:46 Comments || Top||

#2  14th Amendment -

Section 3.

No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any state, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any state legislature, or as an executive or judicial officer of any state, to support the Constitution of the United States, shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof. But Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#3  OK, but the feds and all businesses that suffered damage should send His Honor the bill for the clean-up/restoration. Lawsuit to follow.
Portland residents get what they deserve.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/15/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#4  In November Wheeler is up for re-election and is running against a woman who, as near as I can tell, is further to the left than Wheeler. So he's got to say this stuff. But I suspect he would be delighted to see a Marine rifle company, uh, deal with the "protesters." No more protests, and he could blame Trump all day long.

Posted by: Matt || 07/15/2020 9:35 Comments || Top||

#5  It would be ironic if the mob decided to move their riots to Beaverton and attack the Nike HQ.
Posted by: lord garth || 07/15/2020 9:44 Comments || Top||

#7  ...SCOTUS already has set a precedent on that one. Kansas had a tax on military retirements but exempted their state employees' pension from the tax. SCOTUS said that was a no-no.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2020 10:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Nike HQ isn't that easy to get to. There is a pretty high berm all the way around and the only entrance has a heavy gate. I was there in 1990.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/15/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#9  High angle stuff surmounts walls, I think......
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/15/2020 17:27 Comments || Top||

#10  So Portland would prefer the Feds remove their 'attractive nuisance' personnel from the city and just autodeposit the associated funds into the city account...
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/15/2020 17:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Wheeler go get stuffed
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 07/15/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

#12  Mozart had a nice reply for Mayor Ted Wheeler...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/15/2020 18:45 Comments || Top||

NIA Chargesheets 17 Islamic State Suspects
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Turkey occupies 15 km of Iraqi border territory
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Tuesday, the Security and Defense Committee in the Iraqi Parliament called for the need to confront Ottoman Turkish attacks on the country, condemning Ankara’s exploitation of old agreements to penetrate deep into the country.In a statement to the Iraqi News Agency, the head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, Muhammad Reza al-Haidar said, "Iraq rejects a country violating its illusory sovereignty or carrying out Arclight airstrike
s inside its territories," calling on the government to address this crisis.

Haider said that "The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
depends on the security agreement concluded previously by entering about five kilometers to seven kilometers in the border strip," noting that "Ankara exceeded the limit and occupied about 15 km of the border strip."

He pointed out that "Iraq refuses to have an armed faction within its territories attacking a neighboring country, and it refuses to attack its illusory sovereignty from any country."

a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry confirmed that "Ankara is determined to take all necessary measures within the framework of the principle of self-defense emanating from international law, against the destructive activities coming from Iraqi lands, which threaten its borders, security and stability."

On June 17, Turkey announced the launch of Operation "Tiger Claw" in northern Iraq, two days after the launch of Operation "Eagle Claw", as Ankara says that members of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) are launching attacks on the Ottoman Turkish border from Iraq.

Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Massive blaze rips through Iranian port near nuclear power station as seven ships burn - after a series of mysterious explosions around the country
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/15/2020 11:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Inshalla maintenance?
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/15/2020 11:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Things that go bump in the night?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/15/2020 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Outbreak of those pesky limpet mines and sneaky frog like creatures delivered from the sea ? Gee, who knew you sucked so badly at inshore harbor defense jerkoffs. Not sure if this was Jewdoo IDF or Seal Team # but good job!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/15/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#4  They sure seem to be having a lot of problems lately. Allan must not like them.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/15/2020 17:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Water djinns. Very dangerous. Better make a well offering.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/15/2020 17:48 Comments || Top||

#6  The Sunnis are loving it.
Posted by: Clem || 07/15/2020 17:54 Comments || Top||

#7  Ahura Mazda had enough of MM.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2020 17:55 Comments || Top||

#8  some of the Sunnis are loving it

some, not so much; e.g. Kuwaitis, even Sunnis seem friendly w Iran because of family connections
Posted by: lord garth || 07/15/2020 18:04 Comments || Top||

#9  The twelfth Imam must be two thirds the way up the deep well by now to make his presence known. Will he come out in a sack cloth diaper or completely naked?

Not that it matters much.
Posted by: jpal || 07/15/2020 18:19 Comments || Top||

#10  It's the twelfth imam.
Posted by: gorb || 07/15/2020 18:21 Comments || Top||

#11  Note the fire crews in their t shirts and sneakers.
Posted by: Grunter || 07/15/2020 18:46 Comments || Top||

#12  Come on - no one came up with burn, baby burn yet?
Posted by: Raj || 07/15/2020 20:59 Comments || Top||

Iran announces the death of an IRGC Fatemiyoun Brigade fighter killed on 1st July in Syria
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  July 1st, hmm?
"We looked for him after noticing he wasn't around for a week or two. We found a smudge...and an ear"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

Explosion as fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Is someone keeping score?
Posted by: b || 07/15/2020 7:22 Comments || Top||

#2  ^Not score yet. Soon.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 07/15/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  When does explosion in Iran become a standing head?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/15/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Looks like it already is, AlanC/
Posted by: Raj || 07/15/2020 8:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Grom if you know any Spooks, send them our thanks and love.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/15/2020 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  ^😎
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/15/2020 9:19 Comments || Top||

#7  is someone keeping score

by my count

25 June - Parchin explosion near Tehran at a suspected missile development site

2 July - Natanz explosion near Tehran at a nuclear re-processing site

4 July - Ahvaz power plant explosion in SW Iran

7 July - Baqershahr explosion at IRNG-owned factory near Tehran

9 July - Tehran explosion at IRNG-owned factory

12 July - Mahshahr petrochemical plant explosion (also IRNG - owned)

13 July - Mahshad industrial complex explosion in NE Iran (I think the tweet is about this one)

14 July - multiple explosions at port of Bushehr (SW Iran) details not confirmed

the most spectacular was the early am (local time) July 2 hit on the Natanz site which not only did enormous damage but was apparently a coordinated cyberwar (to take out surveillance) plus human sabotage (to place the bombs) op
Posted by: lord garth || 07/15/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Gee..what an unlucky set of coincidents.
Posted by: Warthog || 07/15/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#9  "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Fifteen is Djinns. We need more Islam"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/15/2020 10:36 Comments || Top||

#10  daily mail has big article with video, etc. on the ships burning at the Bushehr harbor

looks like a very big deal

Posted by: lord garth || 07/15/2020 11:01 Comments || Top||

#11  More explosions, please!
Posted by: Dave D. || 07/15/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

#12  Re #7: The dates show an obvious ramp up. Lets see if we can get to multiple instances of bad luck on a single day.
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2020 14:27 Comments || Top||

#13  The current headline of lord garth’s Daily Mail article:

Massive blaze rips through Iranian port near nuclear power station as seven ships burn - after a series of mysterious explosions around the country.

The article also has a useful map showing nine recent incidents around the country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

Russian and Turkish forces come under attack inside Syria’s Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Center for Reconciliation announced on Tuesday, that a joint Russian-Ottoman Turkish military patrol was targeted by a terrorist group along the M-4 Highway in the Idlib Governorate.

The center issued a statement saying that the earth-shattering kaboom targeting the joint Russian-Ottoman Turkish patrol in Syria is the work of Death Eaters located in the Syrian city of Idlib.

The statement indicated that after the incident all joint military patrols were stopped and the competent authorities are investigating to find out the details of the terrorist act and those involved in it.

The statement added: "3 soldiers of the Russian army were lightly maimed and at least one Ottoman Turkish military was transferred to the Russian Hmeimim military base for treatment."
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Captured US-backed fighters admit to obtaining info about Iranian targets in Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] A group of gunman belonging to a group called "Mughawer al-Thourah", who were tossed into the calaboose near Palmyra, admitted to have received training from the U.S. forces.

It was reported earlier that three button men were arrested and transferred to the Syrian city of Palmyra, after their group fell into a minefield.

The detained Lions of Islam acknowledged that they had been sent on a mission, and had to obtain information about Russian and Iranian targets in Syria.

One of the detainees, Abdullah al-Mishwat, said in his confessions: "We were taught how to deal with all types of weapons by American trainers. All of the weapons were American-made. I saw American trainers coming for training, but the training process is carried out by Syrians. The Americans are watching from afar, and they supervise on the training process, the training was difficult, and I continued for two or three hours, not less. "
Two or three hours! Talk about hell week!
The gunman held by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) admitted that the group had been trained in the use of American-made weapons, but the group’s participants were sent to carry out on the mission with Russian guns.

Mughawer al-Thourah is the last group affiliated with the Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) to have direct U.S. backing in Syria.

They currently control a stretch of desert territory in the al-Tanf Zone that allows the U.S. to maintain a presence near the Iranian-backed forces in Palmyra.
Posted by: Fred || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Iran says ex-defense worker executed for selling info to CIA
[IsraelTimes] Reza Asgari was hanged last week, front man says, adding that execution of another man, accused of spying on brass hats for CIA and Mossad, has not yet been carried out.

...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...
executed a former employee of the Defense Ministry after he was convicted of selling information on the country’s missile program to the US Central Intelligence Agency, a spokesperson for the judiciary announced Tuesday.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/15/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10800 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  a former employee of the Defense Ministry

was in charge of the photo-shopping division....
Posted by: Mercutio || 07/15/2020 5:54 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm sure there's a list of CIA/Mossad spies masquerading as 'journalists'. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/15/2020 20:33 Comments || Top||

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