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Afghanistan
Taliban militants suffer heavy casualties in Khost; at least 29 killed, wounded
[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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 Taliban militants killed, wounded in Afghan forces’ counter-attack
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces countered a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attack in northern Faryab province, killing or wounding at least turbans of the group, the Afghan military said.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said a group of Talibs were looking to launch an attack in the vicinity of Dawlatbad district of Faryab on Friday.

The statement further added that the security forces retaliated and launched counter-attack, killing at least 2 turbans of the group.

The security forces also maimed 3 other Talibs during the same operation, the 209th Shaheen Corps added in its statement.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


5 civilians suffer casualties in Taliban roadside bomb in Baghlan province
[KhaamaPress] An Improvised Explosive Device (IED) inflicted casualties on five civilians in norhtern Kunduz proivnce of Afghanistan, the Afghan security officials said.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior (MoI), said a roadside kaboom planted by Talibs went off in Pul-e Khumri city late on Friday.

The statement further added that the incident took place in Bagh-e Shamal area of Pul-e Khumri city, the bustling provincial capital of Baghlan province.

The explosion killed four civilians after their vehicle struck the bomb and maimed another civilian, Arian added.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the incident so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


'Over 400 Taliban Attacks in Past Week': ONSC
[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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6523 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Forces Sustain Casualties in Ghor as Violence Remains High
[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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Gunmen Kill at Least 20 Farmers in Sudan's Darfur
It never ends.
[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.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
Egyptian and French naval forces announce the launch of maritime drills in the Mediterranean
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:

#1  To counter the Russians, I guess.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2020 14:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Practice popping inflatables.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/26/2020 14:50 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 Turkey
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/26/2020 15:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Hope the French and Egyptian ships don't bump into any Turkish ships while they're carrying out their exercises.

Posted by: jpal || 07/26/2020 15:23 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ It's easier to explore for oil when your ship is on the seafloor?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2020 15:27 Comments || Top||

#6  I know. What if the entire Mediterranean became a lake of fire why should we even care?
Posted by: jpal || 07/26/2020 17:33 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
NYPD buries shrieking woman after she refuses to back up, screams ‘Or f–king what?'
A 26-sec. clip that sweetened my coffee.

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?”

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/26/2020 12:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6532 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  With any luck, the cuts to the police budget means she will get a nice lice infested orange jumpsuit.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||

#2  "Are you serious?" LOL

And all her AWFL friends clapped like trained seals
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2020 14:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Made my day Anomalous. I'm surprised NY still has enough PD to respond to this kind of thing. What ever happened to the blue flu?
Posted by: jpal || 07/26/2020 14:22 Comments || Top||

#4  She needed a hickory facelift.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2020 14:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Yes, dear, they are serious and it's nice to see.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Not necessarily her but a lot of folks should spend a decade in prison for helping provide cover for the really violent core. The core should be shot as insurrectionists.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/26/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#7  Not enough Millennials were ever punched in the mouth. It would have been an important lesson for them,and they have missed out on it.
Posted by: Regular joe || 07/26/2020 15:56 Comments || Top||

#8  She needed a hickory facelift.

I'm kinda partial to cedar myself, like The Rock in that Walking Tall remake.
Posted by: Raj || 07/26/2020 16:22 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm partial to ash. It's what they make baseball bats out of you know. I have a huge one in my front yard.


Posted by: jpal || 07/26/2020 16:47 Comments || Top||

#10  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 || Top||

#11  hawthorn (crataegus). with thorns.
Posted by: Lumpy Mussolini7603 || 07/26/2020 19:12 Comments || Top||

#12  "There's nuthin" like a fine piece of hickory"
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/26/2020 21:39 Comments || Top||


Black militia member accidentally shoots his comrades during face off with Three Percenters in Louisville - as leader demands truth about Breonna Taylor's death in four weeks 'or we'll burn this motherf****r down'
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • At least three people were wounded when a gun 'accidentally fired' by black militia members in Louisville

  • Louisville police formed a barricade separating the 'Not F*****g Around Coalition' and the Three Percenters

  • NFAC is a group of heavily armed black militia members based in Atlanta, Georgia

  • They joined Black Lives Matter protests demanding the arrest of cops linked to Breonna Taylor's death

  • They faced off against the Three Percenters - a far-right militia group that claimed to be providing 'security' during Saturday's rally

  • NFAC Leader John 'Grandmaster Jay' Johnson delivered a fiery speech in which he gave officials running the investigation into Taylor's death an ultimatum

  • He called on members to return to Louisville in four weeks time and 'burn this motherf****r down' if the investigation was not complete and to demand 'the truth'

  • Taylor was a 26-year-old black EMT who was fatally shot in her home during botched drug raid by police

  • Five people were arrested by Louisville police officers Saturday but no violence was reported
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2020 07:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6539 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  A walkby?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2020 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  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?
Posted by: Matt || 07/26/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#3  The shooter must have gotten training in Chicago.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 07/26/2020 14:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Ok....what we do is find 200 guys that lap like dogs to drink, give them trumpets, surround the enemy and blow your trumpets.... I think it has worked before.
Posted by: Clailet Hupinesing9972 || 07/26/2020 16:41 Comments || Top||

#5  The 4 fundamental rules for handling firearms applies for everyone. No exceptions. Sorry.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/26/2020 17:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Because nothing says serious cause like an unserious name.

Grandmaster Jay, what is this the 80s?

Or is it the other Grandmaster; who were those fellows again?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2020 18:51 Comments || Top||

#7  Ought to be right entertaining as this group discovers fire.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/26/2020 22:36 Comments || Top||


Person in SUV Hops Curb Attempting to Mow Down ‘Defend the Police' Protesters
[GatewayPundit] A person in an SUV hopped over a curb and attempted to run over peaceful protesters holding a "Defend the Police" rally in Colorado on Saturday.

The rally, organized by the Northern Colorado Young Republicans, was in the grass and away from the street when the driver of a red SUV attempted to hit them.

The suspect attempted to flee the scene with Eaton Police officers pursuing them. The police were able to stop and arrest him after a short chase.

"According to rally participants, the same suspect made their way east along the street prior to the incident, flipping off the crowd," the Tribune report states.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/26/2020 03:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  We're supposed to believe all this shit, but I don't.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/26/2020 12:14 Comments || Top||

#2  re #1

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.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/26/2020 12:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Thank you Alan
Posted by: warthogswife || 07/26/2020 12:52 Comments || Top||

#4  ... and attempted to run over peaceful protesters

If it was a "Defend the Police" protest, they probable were actually "peaceful protesters". I bet they didn't leave any garbage behind, either.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/26/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||


Leftist Protestor Shot and Killed by Driver in Austin as Crowd Blocked Intersection
[GatewayPundit] UPDATE: Austin Police say that the man who was shot was carrying a rifle and may have approached the vehicle.

A protester has been shot and killed in Austin, Texas, by a driver whose car had been blocked in at an intersection.

"Someone got out of their car and shot one of the protesters," the livestreamer said.



Update from PJ Media at 2:30 p.m. EDT:
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.

One witness says the car “sped” toward the protesters, according to the Austin American-Statesman.

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.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/26/2020 02:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6511 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  A word of advice to rioters in Texas. Mob cars at your own peril. This was bound to happen as many people have seen what happens when the rioters mob cars and start dragging people out.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2020 10:14 Comments || Top||

#2  its a start
Posted by: 746 || 07/26/2020 11:54 Comments || Top||

#3  I am hearing more and more that rifle toting tidbit shot first and got pwned by the driver in response.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2020 12:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Another thing to remember is ccw people tend to shoot less, hit more, and more often kill perps than police. They also hit fewer bystanders.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#5  They also hit fewer bystanders.

Not enough penetration.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/26/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Bleeding Kansas
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/26/2020 15:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Can the other rioters who mobbed the car now be charged with felony murder?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 07/26/2020 15:41 Comments || Top||


#9  DM headliners outdoes themself.

Like the stock photo of Colorado Jeep plowed through BLM.

Note the jeep has a flat front-right tire - how do you supposed that happened?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/26/2020 18:12 Comments || Top||

#10  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 || Top||

#11  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
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/26/2020 21:20 Comments || Top||

#12  I watched a video. Couldn't see much but I distinctly heard 8 shots. 5 AR-15 and 3 pistol.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/26/2020 21:42 Comments || Top||


Car Drives Through Mob of Protesters on Colorado Highway, Protester Shoots Fellow Protesters While Trying to Shoot Driver
[GatewayPundit] A car drove through a crowd of protesters that were walking on I-225 in Aurora, Colorado, and a protester shot other protesters while trying to shoot the driver.

At least two protesters were hit or grazed by bullets as a fellow “protester” tried to shoot the driver. There were multiple gunshots on the car, but the people inside did not appear to be injured.
Posted by: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/26/2020 02:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6511 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  When a protest ceases to be orderly, it becomes a riot. When protesters clog up the highways, it ceases to be an orderly protest as their behavior creates a danger for others.
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/26/2020 9:31 Comments || Top||

#2  IIUC these were Back the Blue protesters and were not in the roadway when the driver purposely left the road to hit them.
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/26/2020 10:19 Comments || Top||

#3  Not sure if same protest. The Back the Blue protest was in Eaton. The BLM terrorists were in Aurora - about 50 miles away, if the info in articles is accurate
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/26/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Article at link states BLM protest.
Posted by: Ulolump Grumble1426 || 07/26/2020 19:53 Comments || Top||


Rioters fight federal agents protecting the Portland federal courthouse
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I've heard that shooting the scum deescalates the situation rather quickly.

Maybe that should be tried.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/26/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#2  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.
Posted by: Cingold || 07/26/2020 14:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Welcome back, Cingold
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2020 14:37 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm quite sure these are the same people who called for drone strikes on the Bundy Ranch too. Maybe they should get what they want? A few Ginsu strikes might make them less willing.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/26/2020 14:49 Comments || Top||

#5  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.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/26/2020 17:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Thanks, Frank G.

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.
Posted by: Cingold || 07/26/2020 21:12 Comments || Top||

#7  I hope it’s been mostly crazy good for you, dear Cingold, during this very interesting decade.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 21:53 Comments || Top||


Seattle: Police and protesters in a standoff at Broadway and Pine
Summer of Love, beppy!




And courtesy of Cromoth Sheatch5463:
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 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM



Injuries reported after armed militias clash at Louisville protest

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,
The Three-percenters!
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!"
Basso: "Owwwww!"

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!"
"Owww!"
Baritone: "Fear not the fire, it is friendly!"
"Bang bang bang bang!"
"Bang bang bang bag!"
"Owww!"

One NFAC member told the crowd, “we had a little accident, it happens,” according to a report.
Chorus: "An accident!"
"Just a little accident!"
"It happens!"
"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!"
Basso: "Owww!"
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
Robert Schrooooeder!"
T, in waltz time: "All those involved
Are members of the NFAC,
It turns out
They were flocking around
After alllll!"

“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!"
Basso: "Owwwww!"

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
And counter-protesters
Was sparked after the NFAC
Announced
Yes, they announced it!
That they would go to Louisville
To demonstrate
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!"
Basso: "Owwwww!""

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
They announced,
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
They arrived
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!"
Basso: "Owww!"




Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6540 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Keep it up, yall gonna be crying in your soy milk.
Posted by: Chris || 07/26/2020 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Basso: "Owwwww!"

Beyond funny!
Posted by: gorb || 07/26/2020 2:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Epic, Fred.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/26/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Not Effing Around? if they shot themselves, then apparently they were
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 07/26/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Gilbert & Sullivan have competition here on the 'Burg! Fortissimo! Bravo!
Posted by: magpie || 07/26/2020 10:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Instant Classic
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/26/2020 12:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Epic from the master. I am not worthy.
Posted by: Matt || 07/26/2020 12:44 Comments || Top||

#8  You could say they were "gettin' down with their bad selves..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2020 13:31 Comments || Top||


Short Eyes Antifa militant arrested for stabbing black Trump supporter in Portland
[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.

[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

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: Cromoth Sheatch5463 || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  No mention of the perp's release. If and when his $250,000 bail is paid I'd like to know who pays it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/26/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

#2  You think Biden's staff would be stupid enough not to use a proxy to bail him out?
At this point nothing would suprise me.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/26/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Allahu akbar: Turks hold Hagia Sophia triumphal march
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6583 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish ships returning back to bases
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Bottom right: What is it?
Posted by: b || 07/26/2020 6:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Row faster!!!
Posted by: AlanC || 07/26/2020 7:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Zuber Class Landing Craft
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/26/2020 7:49 Comments || Top||

#4  ...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....
Posted by: magpie || 07/26/2020 10:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Virus?
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/26/2020 16:01 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Arizona woman accused of trying to join Al-Qaeda, arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
[Fox10Phoenix] An Arizona woman was arrested for attempting to provide material support to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, the FBI said.

According to a news release, Jill Marie Jones was arrested on July 22 after she was communicating with two undercover FBI agents, one of whom she believed to be a member of Al-Qaeda.

Jones allegedly agreed to send money to purchase scopes for rifles that would be used by Al-Qaeda to kill American soldiers. In May, Jones gave the undercover agent $500 on a prepaid gift card.

Jones then purchased airline tickets to fly overseas to join Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan but changed her flight to Turkey due to airport closures. She then planned on traveling to Syria.

Jones was arrested at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on July 22 after checking in for her flight.
Update from Heavy.com at 10:45 a.m.: Ms Jones is another one who discussed all with her very bestest friends, the FBI informants.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2020 00:00 AM || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  No mugshot to be found, so I'd imagine it's not a white supremacist Karen.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/26/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Daily Mail needs to get on the job!
Posted by: Clem || 07/26/2020 9:03 Comments || Top||

#3  /\. HA, actually the Mail did have an article, but still no photo.
Posted by: Clem || 07/26/2020 9:09 Comments || Top||

#4  No photos means POC usually.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 07/26/2020 12:05 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests two Palestinians crossing Gaza fence
[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>
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6498 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Army's elite 25th Division deploys to southern Idlib with heavy weapons
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/26/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Ya, they look Elite™
Posted by: Frank G || 07/26/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#2  ..."Elite", of course, translating to "still politically reliable and getting paid."

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/26/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#3  if these are the elite, what are the first 24 divisions?
Posted by: AlanC || 07/26/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||



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