[KhaamaPress] The Talibs suffered heavy casualties during a clash with the Afghan forces in South-eastern Khost province ... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name... with the Afghan military saying the security forces killed or maimed at least 29 murderous Moslems.
The 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Talibs were planning to attack the army outposts in Do Mandi and Sur Kali areas of Musa Khel district.
The statement further added that the security forces launched operations with the support of the air power, killing at least 18 Talibs.
The security forces also maimed at least 11 other Talibs during the operation, the 203rd Thunder Corps said, adding that the turbans were also planning to plant Improvised Explosive Devices to inflict casualties on security personnel and ordinary civilians.
Furthermore, the security forces discovered a Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Device or a motor bomb during the operation and successfully defused it.
The Taliban ...Arabic for students... group has not commented regarding the report so far.
[ToloNews] The Office of National Security Council (ONSC) on Saturday said that 46 Afghan non-combatants were killed and 93 others were maimed in Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... violence in 23 provinces of the country in the past week.
ONSC said that the majority of the civilian casualties were reported in Ghor, Badghis and Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... provinces.
But, the ONSC has not provided any details about how many civilians have been killed during this period as a result of government forces’ attacks and operations.
The Taliban launched attacks on Baharak district of Takhar and Keran Wa Manjan district of Badakhshan province in northern Afghanistan.
The Taliban also launched an attack in the Kalakan district in Kabul on the Kabul-Parwan highway, which resulted in the killing of the Kapisa police administrative officer and one other police officer, and wounding the deputy police commander of Kapisa and one other.
"They (Taliban) are an ideological group and will not bring change in their program, also they can't terminate their ties with the foreigners who are serving in their ranks," said Mirza Mohammad Yarmand, a military expert in Kabul.
The ONSC said that 433 Taliban fighters were killed in the recent spate of violence. But the Taliban has not commented.
"Najibullah Safi, the deputy commander of Kapisa police headquarters and Haseebullah; an IT engineer, were martyred," said Shaqayeq Shoresh, a front man for the Kapisa Police HQ.
"They staged an attack on Baharak district and some other areas in Abdal area of Taluqan city, but they were countet-attacked with full force by the Afghan cops. The firefight left at least 12 armed opponents dead, including several of their key commanders," said Mohammad Jawad Hejfi, a front man for Takhar's governor.
"Manjan (Kera wa Manjan district) is no longer controlled by government forces, the Taliban are trying to takeover the entire district to get access to Takhar and Panjshir provinces and also to lazuli mines which exist in this area," said Abdullah Naji Nazari, a member of Badakhshan's provincial council.
[ToloNews] At least three members of an Afghan commando unit were killed in Ghor province, in the west of the country, in a Taliban ...Arabic for students... attack on their outpost on Friday night, said local officials.
Four coppers were maimed in the attack, which occurred in Kharistan village east of Feroz Koh city, the center of Ghor, said Arif Abir, front man for the provincial governor.
In another incident, one security force member was killed and six others were maimed after they were attacked by the Taliban in Baharak district in the northern province of Takhar.
Takhar police said that 12 Taliban fighters were also killed in the attack.
The Ministry of Defense in separate statements reported Taliban attacks on Afghan forces outposts in Takhar, Khost, Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... , Baghlan and 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... provinces over the last 24 hours. The ministry said dozens of Taliban fighters were killed and maimed in these festivities and that their attacks were repelled by Afghan forces.
Meanwhile, ...back at the alley, Slats grabbed for his rosco... two police, including the administration officer of Kapisa police headquarters, were killed in an attack on their vehicle on the Kabul-Parwan highway in Kalakan district in Kabul province, north of Kabul city.
Two others, including the deputy chief of Kapisa police, were maimed in the incident, according to Abdul Ghafoor Popalzai, the district governor of Kalakan.
This comes as violence has increased in the country despite peace efforts by the Afghan government.
Data collected by TOLOnews from the government shows that 50 security incidents took place per day day on average in Afghanistan from around the reduction in violence week and the signing of the US-Taliban deal in late February until late June.
[AnNahar] Gunmen killed at least 20 people, including children, who were visiting their farms in Sudan's war-torn Darfur region for the first time in years, a tribal chief said Saturday.
"Two months ago the government organised a meeting between the original landowners and those who took their fields" during the long-running war in Darfur, Ibrahim Ahmad told AFP by telephone.
"An agreement was reached whereby the landowners would return to their fields -- but gunnies came on Friday and opened fire, killing 20 people, including two women and kiddies."
The killings took place in Aboudos, some 90 kilometres south of Nyala, the capital of South Darfur province, the tribal chief said.
Around 20 people were maimed in the attack, he said.
The corpse count "could well increase, because some of the maimed are in a serious condition", he added.
Darfur has been devastated since 2003 by a conflict between ethnic minority rebels, complaining of marginalisation, and forces loyal to now ousted president Omar al-Bashir ...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it... , including the feared Janjaweed militia, mainly recruited from Arab pastoralist tribes.
The fighting killed 300,000 people and displaced 2.5 million others, according to the United Nations ...the Oyster Bay money pit... Bashir was deposed by the army in April last year following months of mass protests against his rule, triggered mainly by economic hardship.
He is wanted by the Hague-based International Criminal Court over charges of genocide and crimes against humanity in Darfur.
A power sharing transitional government between civilians and the military was sworn in during September last year.
In January this year, a coalition of nine rebel groups -- including factions from Darfur -- signed a preliminary agreement with the government after weeks of talks.
AWFL = American Female White Liberal.
[BizPacReview] During Black Lives Matter “protests” late Saturday in New York City, a presumably affluent white female liberal — or AWFL — got “stomped out” by the authorities after she charged at them like she thought she was a boss.
A video of the delightful altercation begins with the awful AWFL shrieking some incoherent nonsense in the faces of a group of New York Police Department officers.
One of the cops then tells her, “Back up.”
Instead of backing up like a polite, humble human being, she cops an attitude, no pun intended, and exclaims, “Or f–king what?”
Hickory Shampoo is traditional, I think that particular wood lends itself best at the narrow dimensions of a Peace Baton™ to demonstrate: "Love, 'We hear you and understand', and 'please remove yourself from this potentially dangerous place, with care'"
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/26/2020 17:08 Comments ||
I'm expecting gun control advocates to come down hard on these guys. Anyone seen a press release from Chuckie Schumer? Hundreds of guys marching with evil black rifles, threat of violence, and an accidental discharge to boot. Or am I missing something?
Which shit is that? 1) a person drove into a defend the police rally 2) That that rally was away from the street 3) that the police caught the driver after a short chase 4) that the same driver had earlier flipped off the crowd 5) some combination of the above 6) the whole story.
Congress Ave. is the city’s main downtown north-and-south artery. Sixth Street is Austin’s famed bar and live music drag and that area is the city’s major downtown entertainment district. Some downtown bars and restaurants have reopened in recent weeks, though all are struggling with the pandemic restrictions and the protests sometimes making it all but impossible to conduct normal business.
According to a witness, the incident began when the driver on Fourth Street honked, turned right and sped down Congress, driving through the crowd. He appeared to hit an orange barrier in the road and came to a stop, said Michael Capochiano, who attended the protest.
“There were people around the car, yelling, and people sounding like they were frightened,” Capochiano said.
A protester with a rifle approached the car, and the driver pointed his gun outside the window, Capochiano said. The driver fired several shots, then sped away, he said.
The man with the rifle “dropped to the ground when he got shot,” Capochiano said.
If this was a typical Austin protest, it did not have a permit and any blocking of streets was not sanctioned. Protesters have tended to take over streets on their own, preventing residents and visitors who have nothing to do with the protests from accessing streets or the businesses on them.
According to a source with knowledge of the events that transpired Saturday night, the protesters surrounded the wrong car. The driver was armed, as is legal in Texas, and fired when the man with the rifle approached the driver’s car and pointed his gun at the car window.
The driver was detained and according to APD, is cooperating with police.
The Austin American-Statesman updated their article, which adds:
Although police have not yet released the names of the victim and suspect, the alleged victim’s mother [said] that her son Garrett Foster was killed.
Watched the video. Didn't see anybody 'speeding', although it might be different from another angle.
Didn't look like the vehicle would have been able to actually get up in speed with the short distance from the corner to where the incident happened. He/she may have gunned the engine, but stopped about twenty feet of the corner.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/26/2020 18:40 Comments ||
A Black Lives Matter protest in the streets of downtown Austin turned violent when, Garrett Foster, who was armed with an AK-47, allegedly fired at a vehicle attempting to pass a human blockade set up by the protestors. The driver allegedly fired back three times, killing the armed man.
While the case remains under investigation, the driver who fired the fatal volley that killed Foster turned himself in and is cooperating with the police.
Austin: Black Lives Matter protesters blocked the streets. A car was trying to get through.
One of the BLM protesters, Garrett Foster, fired five shots at the vehicle with an AK47. He missed every shot.
The driver fired back three times. Killing him. pic.twitter.com/7VJbs10iVY
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) July 26, 2020
At @USAO_OR & @DHSgov press con, we learn 6 officers were injured overnight at Portland riot, including some who had to be hospitalized from mortar blasts. Legacy media asked about officers plans to “deescalate” & how they’ll address grievances. I wasn’t selected to ask question. pic.twitter.com/9FdYZPQkSN
Post sharpshooters, and eliminate the attempts of the putschists to inflict serious bodily harm. The common law, the U.S. Constitution, federal law, and commonsensical prudence require such countermeasures.
And best of all *YOU* are paying for these rioters to be there thru Welfare and other non-earned benefits. How stringent are those unemployment requirements (or paycheck protection) being monitored? Seems anyone can make a claim.
I've snuck in here and there over the years, and Rantburg is always on my "catch up on the real news" list, but I haven't contributed much, since the last decade's been more crazy than I can describe . . .
It's been nice to peek in every so often and see you all holding down the fort and giving putschists and islamofascist terrorists hell. It reassured me that the world was still turning, and the sun would come up in the morning.
NEW: The president of the Seattle City Council and police watchdogs expressed concern Saturday that a judge’s decision to block a new ban on crowd-control weapons could escalate tensions or chill free speech amid protests this weekend. https://t.co/vIi62S6NcW
Antifa rioters made lists of Seattle businesses to destroy
[PostMillennial] On the night of July 22, over 150 rioters took to the streets of Capital Hill in Seattle to target specific businesses like Starbucks, Uncle Ikes, and Rove Vintage. According to the Seattle Police Department (SPD) they did "massive amounts of property damage, looting, shooting fireworks, and committing arson."
"The groups that are encouraging this in Seattle, they’re getting paid. They are getting money and property from the city. It’s working so why wouldn't they consider doing it," Eisenberg told The Post Millennial.
"I’ve been told so many times that if I gave money like a few years ago to the Black Book Club, my problems would go away. In other cities it is just called extortion."
"We were told that if we didn’t 'Pay The Fee' we would be forced out of the CD by any means necessary and that night we had an arson," Eisenberg said.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/26/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
More on this story from yesterday. [Overture plays as Rantburg audience seat themselves]
[NYPOST] Heavily armed militias took to the streets of Louisville Saturday as hundreds of protesters descended on the Kentucky city. Chorus: "We are the heavily-armed militias!
Descending upon the city of Louisville!
From Chicago come we!
And from Peoria!"
Despite the rising tensions as a Black Lives Matter group dubbed NAFC, "We are the Black Lives Matter group NAFC!
But we're not particularly blaaack!"
or “Not F**cking Around Coalition,” "We're not flocking around now!
Fear us with our mighty guns!"
arrived and were met by the far-right militia group the Three Percenters, "We are the far-right militia group,
We are loaded!
Yes! Locked and loaded!"
the only apparent shots to ring out were friendly fire, police said. Tenor: "Listen! Is there firing?"
Contralto: "Yes, but it is friendly!"
Baritone: "Friendly! Yes the fire is friendly!"
Chorus: "Friendly! Friendly! Friendly!"
At least three people were hurt when the gunfire erupted around 1 p.m. near Baxter Square Park. "Bang bang bang bang!"
"Bang bang bang bag!"
Baritone: "Fear not the fire, it is friendly!"
"Bang bang bang bang!"
"Bang bang bang bag!"
One NFAC member told the crowd, “we had a little accident, it happens,” according to a report. Chorus: "An accident!"
"Just a little accident!"
"Yes, it does!"
Tenor: "Just a little accident!"
At least two people were taken out on stretchers, one local reporter noted on social media. "Soprano: "On stretchers!"
Chorus: "Make way for the stretchers!"
Tenor: "Just a little accident!"
Three victims went to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Duet (Soprano and Tenor):
S: "Their injuries..."
T: "They are not life-threatening!"
S: "Not life-threatening!"
T: "No they aaaaiint!"
S: "But painful!"
T: "Yes they aaaaare!"
“All involved are members of the NFAC and there are no outstanding suspects,” said Assistant Chief of Police Robert Schroeder. Chorus: "Make way! Make way!
For Assistant Chief
T, in waltz time: "All those involved
Are members of the NFAC,
It turns out
They were flocking around
“This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse. B: "How tragic!
How tragic the situation!"
Contralto: "But it coulda been so much woooorse!"
Chorus: "It coulda been so much worse."
I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly.” Baritone: "I encourage
Anyone choosing to exercise
Their second amendment rights
To do so..."
Chorus: "To do so!"
Baritone: "To do so most responsiblyyyy!"
Police in riot gear stood between the two groups, said the Louisville Courier-Journal. Aria, soprano: "Police in riot gear
Stood between the groups
Their chief was afraid
That they might get hurt
But still they stood
Really, they weren't in Den-verrr!"
The stand off of protesters and counter-protesters was sparked after the NFAC announced it would go to Louisville to demonstrate against the March killing of Breonna Taylor by police. Chorus: "The stand off of protesters
Was sparked after the NFAC
Yes, they announced it!
That they would go to Louisville
Against the March killing
Of Breonna Taylor by police.
They didn't kill each other
Not no one!
Just a few casualties
Inflicted on themselves!
Inflicted upon themselves!"
That prompted the Three Percenters to announce it would have “boots on the ground” in the city, according to the Courier Journal. Contralto: "Then the Three-percenters
Yes, they announced
That they would be there too!"
Members of the Three Percenters showed up heavily armed with assault rifles, handguns and ammo clips, the newspaper reported. Tenor: "Members of the Three Percenters
Yes, They arrived
And they were armed
Yes, they were armed
With assault Rifles!"
Baritone: "And handguns!"
Soprano: "And fearsome, fearsome ammo clips!"
The group had contended it wanted to support police. Tennor and Barritone: "We are here to support the police
To support the police
To support the police!"
Chorus: "They are here to support the police!"
[The Post Millennial] Antifa militant and convicted pedophile Blake David Hampe was arrested in the early hours of Saturday following his alleged stabbing of a black Trump supporter in Portland.
The Trump supporter and conservative, who goes by the name Black Rebel on social media, posted several updates to his condition from the ambulance and hospital. In the Periscope livestream, he alleged that Hampe had stalked him and his group of friends for several blocks in Portland before stabbing him.
Black Rebel stated that Antifa militants doxed his identity and posted his location on social media and advised each other to "watch out" for him.
"That knife was long enough. He stabbed me to kill me," said Black Rebel, who says that he spotted Hampe, who was part of a group of Antifa following his group of friends for several blocks before he approached Hampe to ask why he was following them.
"We were all out there, four friends, trying to keep each other safe in the best way possible. I figured I'd try to de-escalate and just have a conversation," he said. "I went over there, said ‘what's up buddy?' and that mother**ker went around and shanked me in the f**king kidney."
Footage of Hampe's arrest was captured by several photojournalists, including Garrison Davis, who posted video of the Portland Police Bureau taking him into custody.
Here is video showing Blake David Hampe, a protester with a child porn conviction, getting dragged to law enforcement after he allegedly stabbed black conservative activist @SpaceForceUSA_. Hampe was beaten by a mob before being handed to the police. #PortlandRiotspic.twitter.com/q2UcJvpObU
Trump supporter and conservative videographer Drew Duncomb, who goes by the name Black Rebel on social media, was allegedly stabbed amid the Portland protests by Antifa militant and convicted pedophile Blake David Hampe. Hampe was arrested on Saturday with a bail set to $250,000 for felony assault.
Duncomb was filming at the protest for Common Sense Conservative media group. He believes Hampe targeted him, because Antifa doxxed him on social media, he told The Post Millennial.
Duncomb is stable and still in the hospital. No major organs were touched but doctors believe that 7-inch blade went all the way into his lower right flank, he told TPM.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/26/2020 7:49 Comments ||
...Or the Turkish Navy, being a coastal navy, was reaching the end of their logistic tether and had to return to port for resupply. Kind of like those triremes and galleys didn't have the endurance of a "deep water" navy like England's sailing ships....
[Jpost] The IDF arrested two Paleostinians on Saturday morning after they attempted to cross from the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip into Israel along the southern part of the fence, according to the IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
The Paleostinians were found not to have weapons on their persons and, after interrogation, were sent back into Gaza.
Bored, job hunting, reporting in to their Shin Bet handler? No way to know. But if Hamas were running the Gaza Strip properly, ir people wouldn’t need to sneak out regularly./div>
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.