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Turkish brig.-gen. executed for revealing Qatari funding of jihadists
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Good afternoon
Nearly Half Of Young Americans Say
It’s Okay To Fire People Who Support Trump
Sunday August 2nd, 2020

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Soldier from Himachal killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K’s Poonch
Iraqi Security Forces hunt Daesh in Diyala for “Heroes of Iraq 4”
Iran says it arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group'
Iran clears oil spill in northern Gulf region, IRNA agency reports
Iran agrees to pay compensation for Ukrainian aircraft shot down in January
Plane loaded with cocaine crashes in Australia uncovering criminal syndicate
Does Anyone Have the Courage to Indict Obama?

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#1  Dragon has splashed down safely:)
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/02/2020 14:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's go Ethel those plants aren't going to water themselves.
Posted by: jpal || 08/02/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||


-PC Follies
Two protesters arrested after chalking 'black preborn lives matter' outside Sacred Clinic
[Washington Examiner] Two anti-abortion activists were arrested Saturday morning after writing "black preborn lives matter" outside of a Planned Parenthood building.

Writing the phrase in chalk on the sidewalk outside of a Planned Parenthood site in Washington, D.C., was part of an event held by Students for Life of America and the Frederick Douglass Foundation, according to the Daily Caller.

"I’m gonna tell you now that if you continue chalking, you will be placed under arrest for defacing property," a police officer could be heard saying to two of the protesters at one point.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2020 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [332 views] Top|| File under:

#1  If convicted, these people could face execution.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2020 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Wow, I had no idea "chalking" was such a heinous offense. Throw the book at 'em! /sarc
Posted by: Clem || 08/02/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Head on back with spray paint.
Posted by: Airandee || 08/02/2020 7:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh, so then the left's message is "Only Certain Black Lives Matter?"
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/02/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  Black Trans Lives Matter, maaaaaannn!
Posted by: Raj || 08/02/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#6  What happened to viewpoint neutral access to public fora?

BLM/Antifa isn't chaotic lawlessness.

They're imposing a new oppressive and intolerant order created by made-up new oppressive and intolerant law; a worse kind of law and order.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/02/2020 9:46 Comments || Top||

#7  The BLM ones are done in official street paint...
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#8  And so the hierarchy is revealed. Black lives matter but not as much as killing them before they're born.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 08/02/2020 15:47 Comments || Top||

#9  A small crop dusting type aircraft loaded with "official street paint" could "colour" the entire area. Sufficiently low altitude to do a perfect job wouldn't really matter. The message would get through anyway.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 08/02/2020 19:16 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan NDS Kills Daesh Intelligence Head in East
[ToloNews] The Afghan intelligence agency---the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS)--on Saturday said that it had killed Assadullah Orakzai, the head of intelligence for the Khorasan branch of ISIS.

The NDS told TOLOnews that the ISIS commander was killed during an operation near Jalalabad city, the center of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

A statement was released by the NDS late Saturday officially confirming the death of the ISIS leader.

"The Special Units of the National Directorate of Security NDS have eliminated Ziaurrahman known as Assadullah Orakzai, the native of Akhel Orakzai agency of Pakistain during a targeted operation," the statement said.

According to the NDS, Orakzai was involved in plotting deadly attacks on a number of military and civilian targets in Afghanistan.

The NDS in the statement assured Afghanistan’s partners that it will uproot hard boyz anywhere.

"Afghanistan’s regional and international partners should remember that Afghanistan is a key player in the fight against terrorist and will crush terrorists' roots anywhere," the NDS said.

On April 4, the NDS announced the arrest of Abdullah Orakzai, who is known as Aslam Farooqi, the leader of the Khorasan branch of ISIS and 19 other ISIS members, including Qari Zahid and Saifullah known as Abu Talaha, during an operation by NDS special units.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Turkish fighter jets arrive in Azerbaijan as Armenian military goes on high alert
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Down Under
Plane loaded with cocaine crashes in Australia uncovering criminal syndicate
[UPI] Australian police said Saturday they uncovered a Melbourne-based criminal syndicate after a plane loaded with more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine crashed in Papua New Guinea.

The plane crashed Sunday shortly after taking off en route to Australia. Police charged alleged members of a syndicate they said conspired to transport cocaine between the two countries.

"Greed played a significant part in the syndicate's activities," the Australian Federal Police said in a statement, adding that it "cannot rule out that the weight of the cocaine had an impact on the plane's ability to takeoff."

The plane was found empty Monday near Papa Lea Lea, about 19 miles northwest of Papua New Guinea's capital Port Moresby, with its pilot missing. On Tuesday, the pilot presented himself to the Australia Consulate in Papua New Guinea and he was arrested and charged, the AFP statement said.

With the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary conducting ongoing investigation throughout the week, by late Friday, the national police force found 28 bags containing more than 1,000 pounds of cocaine alleged to be linked to the flight, Australian Federal Police said in the statement.

The AFP, working with Queensland and Victoria Police, Australian Border Force, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, and the national police force, has charged five men linked to the incident, who could all face life imprisonment, according to the statement.

Police said the five men were arrested in Queensland and Victoria on Sunday, on allegations that they intended to carry out the importation and collection of cocaine from Papua New Guinea estimated to be worth more than $80 million.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [203 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Fifth Column
Peter Wilson Curtis, a 40-year-old transvestite, was at the violent antifa protest in Portland tonight. He was previously arrested and charged at a different antifa protest
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  That pic on the left gives a whole new meaning to the words "Mess Dress".
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 08/02/2020 1:31 Comments || Top||

#2  And the pic on the right with fake nose and glasses?
Posted by: Clem || 08/02/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||

#3  These people have to be either in a hotel or with other Antifa. Clues there, folks.
Posted by: gorb || 08/02/2020 9:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Cpl. Klinger
Posted by: Blackbeard Munster7976 || 08/02/2020 18:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Makes you wonder how much of this protest stuff is Daddy Issues and tantrums.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/02/2020 19:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Mr. Curtis would be well served to consult a personal shopper. There is nothing right about that dress for his body type and colouring, sheer socks are only worn with slacks, and it is critical when spending time on one’s feet to wear shoes that fit.

/motherly advice or cattiness, take your pick.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 20:00 Comments || Top||

#7  socks don't match her bag
Posted by: Angealing Threth9186 || 08/02/2020 20:57 Comments || Top||

#8  Clothes don't match the face. Or anything else.
Posted by: gorb || 08/02/2020 21:49 Comments || Top||


Austin, Texas, residences are warning that armed protesters may try to access buildings
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


BLM and antifa protesters beat up someone in their own camp at the park next to the Portland federal courthouse
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


Left-wing protesters scream and shout at police guarding a permitted conservative rally outside Seattle city hall
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  They still have police? I thought that Seattle did away with the entire police department.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 08/02/2020 2:20 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkish brig.-gen. executed for revealing Qatari funding of jihadists
[Jpost] Brigadier-General Semih Terzi was reported in 2016 to have been one of the organizers behind the failed coup against Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
A Ottoman Turkish colonel, who worked for the country’s Special Forces Command intelligence division (OKK), testified in a court proceeding that the former head of the OKK issued an liquidation order against one of the organizers of the 2016 coup because he reportedly had knowledge of illicit Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
i funding of jihadi groups in the Syrian civil war, according to a Friday report on the website of Nordic Monitor.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [393 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Qatar (MB)

#1  The man simply knew too much.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/02/2020 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Qatar and Turkey. State sponsors of terrorism that the US Government won't touch. The first because we have a base their; the second because they (putatively) belong to NATO. It's a cynical game being played in Washington.
Posted by: b || 08/02/2020 8:21 Comments || Top||

#3  ...we have a base there; the second because it... Type in haste, repent at leisure.
Posted by: b || 08/02/2020 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Type in haste, repent at leisure.

Goodness, yes. So often yes.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 14:30 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Soldier from Himachal killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K’s Poonch
[HindustanTimes] Pak troops violated the ceasefire in Balakot sector of Mendhar sub-division of the district, they added.

An Indian Army soldier was killed on Friday night after Pakistain violated the ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
’s Poonch district, officials said on Saturday.

According to officials, 24-year-old Sepoy Rohin Kumar was critically injured and later departed this vale of tears as Pak troops violated the ceasefire in Balakot sector of Mendhar sub-division.

"Pakistain Army resorted to an unprovoked ceasefire violation on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri Sector (J&K). Own troops responded strongly to the enemy fire," Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said in a release.

"Sep Rohin Kumar was a brave, highly motivated and sincere soldier. The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty," Anand added.

Kumar was a resident of Hamirpur district in Himachal Pradesh, officials said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 01:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Iraq
Iraq detects Katyushka rocket ready for launch in Baghdad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Turkish warplane launches airstrike near Duhok city
[THEBAGHDADPOST] The Baghdad Post news cited director of Zaweta sub-district Mushir Mohammed as saying that a Ottoman Turkish warplane bombed a vehicle in Bakira community, 15 km from Duhok city.

The strike caused no casualties, the official added.

"The vehicle’s passengers escaped following the strike," witnesses told Shafaar news.

On Friday, Ottoman Turkish warplanes also launched strikes near the city of Duhok. There were no reported casualties.

Ankara intermittently carries out Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s and artillery shelling against suspected positions of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on the Kurdistan Region’s border areas with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
and Iran.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


US Congress approves bill on suspension of financial aid to the Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria, known as IMIS
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Iran Militia in Iraq and Syria IMIS
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  We're funding an Iranian militia??! WTF?
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/02/2020 10:49 Comments || Top||


Turkish bomb hits within 20km of Duhok city: official
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
’s war with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) came very close to a major city on Saturday. A Ottoman Turkish jet targeted and missed a suspected PKK vehicle northeast of Duhok city, according to local officials.
12 miles
"The air strike happened at 6:30pm," Mushir Bashir, mayor of Zaweta town in Duhok province, told Rudaw. "They fired a missile at a PKK vehicle in the village of Gundak, but it landed just next to the road missing the vehicle and it managed to escape."

The area is just 20 kilometres from Duhok city, home to about 400,000 people.

Bashir said no one was injured in the Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
, but it "sparked panic among the villagers." This is the first time the area has been targeted by Turkey’s bombs, he added.

Footage of Saturday’s incident submitted to Rudaw shows people gathering around the scorched site and collecting shrapnel.

Turkey launched its current offensive in the Kurdistan Region on June 15, with the stated aim of removing PKK fighters from the border areas. Operations have focused on areas in Duhok province’s Zakho region where villagers living in the mountains have borne the brunt of Turkey's bombing.

Seven civilians have been killed and many villages have been abandoned. Two people killed last weekend were initially identified as members of the PKK, but their families later denied the connection. Mohammed Abdulla, whose father was killed in the airstrike, told Rudaw his father had no ties with the PKK.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iraqi Security Forces hunt Daesh in Diyala for “Heroes of Iraq 4”
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraqi Army has arrested some ISIS terrorist forces in Nineveh Governorate
[EN.ALGHADEER.TV] Iraqi Army has arrested some ISIS terrorist forces in Nineveh Governorate
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Iraqi security forces launched a new counter-terrorism operation in Nineveh, according to reports.

During the operation, ISIS takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
remnant bases in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city in Nineveh Governorate were targeted by the Iraqi Army.

They have managed to identify and arrest some ISIS terrorist forces.

In recent months, various areas of some Iraqi provinces have been the site of ISIS hideouts, and Hashed al-Sha’abi forces and Iraqi Army have carried out dozens of operations in the provinces.

Hashed al-Sha’abi forces (PMF) have launched a series of operations against ISIS members in Al Anbar, Nineveh, Saladin governorates since the middle of last month.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF is investigating the incident near Shtula on Tuesday as a possible draw forces to the area attack
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Israel Sends Spy Balloon over Lebanese Town
[Ananahar] The Israeli army on Saturday sent a spy balloon over the Lebanese border town of Houla, Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
’s National News Agency said.

The agency said the balloon hovered over the town for 15 minutes.

Cautious calm is meanwhile engulfing the Lebanese-Israeli border, NNA added.

Tensions have surged in the border area since Israel killed a Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
krazed killer in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Syria.

On Monday, Israel shelled Lebanese border areas after accusing Hizbullah of staging an infiltration attempt. The Iran-backed group denied involvement in any activity on the border but vowed that its retaliation to the Syria raid will certainly come.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Was it Mylar and say "יום הולדת שמח!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/02/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Did it have those 'Mickey Mouse' ears? That means it's listening.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/02/2020 9:07 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army seizes large amount of weapons being smuggled to militants in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to thwart an attempt by a group of bandidos forces of Evil to smuggle weapons through the government territories to the Idlib Governorate this week.

According to the SAA, their forces were able to stop the transport before it could reach the bad boy lines in Idlib.

The bandidos forces of Evil attempted to transport a large quantity of artillery shells, ammunition, and other military supplies, but were stopped by the Syrian Army in the Hama Governorate.

This latest bust comes just days after a similar smuggling attempt was foiled by the Syrian Arab Army in northwestern Syria.

Despite having a supply line from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
, the bandidos forces of Evil have tried to smuggle the weapons they previously hid from the SAA to the Idlib Governorate, amid the ongoing turmoil in northwestern Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian Army steps up attacks in northwest #Syria as offensive becomes imminent
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] A sudden collapse of a dam in Sudan's Blue Nile State has destroyed 600 houses, local Sudanese media reported late on Friday.

"Over 600 houses in the neighborhoods of Bout town in Blue Nile State have been destroyed due to a sudden collapse of Bout dam which is used to store around 5 million cubic meters of water coming from the valleys of Al-Angsana Mountains," local media quoted Nusaiba Farouq Kalol, acting executive director of Al Tadamun locality in Sudan's Blue Nile State, as saying.

"The water surrounded another 600 families in a neighbourhood, with no access to them as the water flooded the area from three directions," she added.

The local official warned against a big wave of displacement in the area, noting that the Bout dam constitutes the backbone for the area where there is a large market and more than nine basic education schools.

Annually during June and July, Sudan witnesses waves of floods due to heavy rains.

On Thursday, Sudan meteorological authorities warned of medium to heavy rains, accompanied by high-speed winds on Friday that would continue until Saturday afternoon, in various parts of the country.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Iran clears oil spill in northern Gulf region, IRNA agency reports
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Iranian teams have cleaned up an oil slick near field in the northern region of the Gulf that had extended over a six-square-km (2.3 square mile) area, an Iranian maritime official said on Saturday.

The cause of the spill, which occurred on Wednesday, was being investigated, the director general of ports and maritime in Iran’s Bushehr Province, Siavash Arjomandzadeh, told the official IRNA news agency.

The cleanup took place near the Abuzar field, Iran’s main production area in the Gulf.
An Iranian official had told IRNA on Thursday that it was difficult to determine the cause of the spill because there were several fields belonging to Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and other countries in the region. He said oil could have leaked from underwater pipelines.

Abuzar oil field, about 75 km (46 miles) west of Iran’s Kharg Island, has three main platforms producing between 195,000 to 220,000 barrels per day of oil, IRNA reported, adding 107 wells had been drilled in the field of which 67 still operated.
Posted by: Fred || 08/02/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Iran says it arrested head of US-based 'terrorist group'
[Rudaw] Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
said Saturday it has arrested the head of a US-based "terrorist group" accused of being behind a deadly 2008 bombing in the southern city of Shiraz and of other, abortive attacks.

The group's Jamshid Sharmahd, who was leading armed and sabotage operations inside Iran, is now in the powerful hands" of Iran's security forces, state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said in a report citing a statement from the intelligence ministry.

The statement did not elaborate on where or when the leader of the opposition royalist group known as the Kingdom Assembly of Iran,
... Anjoman-e Padeshahi-e Iran in Farsi, the group is based in Glendora near Los Angeles, where they have a Farsi language television station serving about 600,000 Iranian expats. Their aim is to restore the Pahlavi constitutional monarchy abolished by the 1979 revolution...
or Tondar (Farsi for Thunder),
...sometimes described as a splinter of Kingdom Assembly of Iran, sometimes given as an alternate name, so who knows?
was arrested.

According to the statement, he had orchestrated the April 12, 2008 bombing in a packed mosque in Shiraz that killed 14 people and maimed 215.

Iran hanged three men convicted of the bombing in 2009, saying they had ties to the monarchist group. It said they had been taking orders from an Iranian US-backed "CIA agent" to try to assassinate a high-ranking official in Iran. They were 21-year old Mohsen Eslamian and Ali Asghar Pashtar, 20 - both university students - as well as Rouzbeh Yahyazadeh, 32. The three were found guilty of being "mohareb" (enemies of God) and "corruption on the earth" by a revolutionary court in Tehran.

Iran hanged two other convicted members of the group in 2010, who had "confessed to obtaining explosives and planning to assassinate officials".

The statement issued on Saturday said that Tondar had plotted several other "big operations" which failed. It said that Tondar had planned to blow up a dam in Shiraz, use "cyanide bombs" at a Tehran book fair, and plant an bomb at the mausoleum of the Islamic republic's founder, the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

It was not clear how Iran arrested the US-based Sharmahd.
No doubt it involved a good deal of rappelling down buildings in black ninja suits with green shaheed headbands, dive rolls across open bits of landscape followed by rising alertly to one knee, then dashing off in new directions, and loud cussing while in the background dramatic explosions and bursts of gunfire made their presence known...
Iran's intelligence ministry announced the arrest of a former opposition figure in similarly mysterious circumstances in October last year. Ruhollah Zam, described as a "counter-revolutionary" by Iranian authorities, was sentenced to death last month over "corruption on earth". Zam, who reportedly lived in exile in Gay Paree, ran a channel on the Telegram messaging application called Amadnews and was accused of sparking unrest during anti-government protests last year.
Al Ahram adds:
According to the association's website, Sharmahd was born in Tehran in 1955 and grew up in an Iranian-German family before moving to the United States in 2003, where he started to voice anti-Islam and Islamic republic statements.
And from the Times of Israel:
Authorities did not elaborate on how they apprehended Sharmahd, though Iranian intelligence operatives in the past have used family members and other tricks to lure targets back to Iran or friendly countries to be captured. An alleged Iranian government operative who allegedly tried to hire a hitman to kill Sharmahd disappeared in 2010 before facing trial in California, likely having returned to Iran.

While overshadowed by other exiled opposition groups, Iran reportedly brought up the Kingdom Assembly multiple times while negotiating the terms of the 2015 deal, which saw Tehran limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

A statement attributed to Tondar claimed the assassination of an Iranian nuclear scientist in 2010 by a remote-control bomb, though it later said it wasn’t responsible. Suspicion long has fallen on Israel for a string of assassinations targeting scientists amid concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.


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