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Good afternoon
Poll: Trump Takes Lead over Biden
Monday August 3rd, 2020

Burkina Faso Blast Kills Six, Mostly Children
Outrage in Iraq following release of general who 'abandoned Mosul to ISIS
Iron Dome launched a number of missiles to intercept the missile that was launched from the Gaza Strip
Jalalabad Prison Under Attack, '2 Killed, 20 Injured'
Police have arrested criminal suspects in relation to the far-left riots on Friday and Saturday in Rockford, Illinois
Libyan Army warns ships approaching territorial waters
Fourth Officer Dies After Crash
Allegedly Caused by DACA Illegal Alien

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 14:22 || Comments || Link || [336092 views] Top|| File under:

#1  mmmm Batgirl and the crazy green Orion girl in a Star Trek episode
Posted by: Warthog || 08/03/2020 14:47 Comments || Top||

#2  From the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy" (1969) a classic.

She's hoping Kirk will ask her out but Spock slaps him silly because he knows green-skinned people are icky.
Posted by: jpal || 08/03/2020 16:11 Comments || Top||

#3  You'd prefer her brown*?

* cuz William Shat'n'er
Posted by: Jorong Uneamble5501 || 08/03/2020 16:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Anything William Shat'n'er has shat has passed by me by now. You know the guy gets drunk and sends me all kinds of awful texts.
Posted by: jpal || 08/03/2020 20:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Man, how old is Shatner? /rhetorical question
Posted by: Clem || 08/03/2020 20:53 Comments || Top||

#6  That girl had legs.
Posted by: Thaith Elmeresing6163 || 08/03/2020 22:04 Comments || Top||

#7  To be fair and balanced, a photo of Cat Woman would be apropos.
Posted by: Clem || 08/03/2020 22:08 Comments || Top||

Jalalabad Prison Under Attack, '2 Killed, 20 Injured'
[ToloNews] In 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 jacket wallah detonated a vehicle full of explosives at the entrance gate of the prison in PD4 of Jalalabad city at 6:44 pm, local officials said Sunday.

A front man for the Nangarhar governor, Attaullah Khogyani, said one person was killed and 18 people were maimed in a boom-mobile blast that went kaboom! at the entrance gate of the Jalalabad prison and snuffies were reportedly on the upper floor.

Since Khogyani's statement, eyewitnesses told TOLOnews there were two deaths.

Emal Neyazi, Nangarhar's police chief, confirmed to a TOLOnews news hound in the area that 2 blasts occurred inside the prison & a heavy clash is ongoing. Sources told TOLOnews that dozens of prisoners beat feet from the prison, but Neyazi said those who fled were re-captured.

Eyewitnesses say that the attack began with a boom-mobile exploding at the prison entrance gate, and by clearing the obstruction and obstacles, the way was opened for the attackers and they clashed with the security forces.

Gun firing has also been reported inside the prison.

So far, two people have been reported killed and nearly 20 others injured in the incident.

According to local officials, gunfire can be heard close to the prison.

The MoI confirmed the blast in Jalalabad, saying "armed attackers blew up a boom-mobile at the entrance gate to Nangarhar Prison and then clashed with security forces. According to preliminary reports, 3 people have been killed and 5 have been injured," said the ministry.

According to the ministry, police and NDS special forces have been deployed to the area.

Local media report that ISIS has grabbed credit, but this is unconfirmed.

Earlier, local news hounds said that so far 16 people were maimed and one was killed in the blast and quoted public health officials saying all casualties were civilians.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
denies involvement in the attack.
Both ISIS and the TTP have a presence in Nangarhar... and yesterday it was announced that Afghan intelligence had killed Assadullah Orakzai, intelligence emir for the ISIS-Khorasan.
It is the third day of an Eid ceasefire between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

This comes as the government and Taliban are at an impasse over the remaining prisoners to be released, as called for in the US-Taliban agreement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336097 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Africa Horn
Al-Shabab Militants Killed In Southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] The Somali National Army (SNA) on Sunday killed 5 al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
bully boyz during an operation in the southern region of Lower Juba.

Isma’il Abdi Malik Malin, commander of SNA’s 16th Unit, told news hounds that the troops conducted an operation in Jamame town inflicting casualties on the bully boys.

"Our forces destroyed many bases used by the bully boyz as hideouts in the area and we killed five of them in a fierce confrontation between the army and the bully boys," said Malin.

He said that a senior al-Shabaab leader who represented the bully boyz in finance was also killed during the shootout.

The latest operation was conducted amid intensified attacks against al-Shabaab bully boyz in the southern region of Somalia.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336079 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Libyan Army warns ships approaching territorial waters
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336083 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
Burkina Faso Blast Kills Six, Mostly Children
[AnNahar] At least six people, mostly children, died when an improvised bomb went off in northern Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
, security sources and local officials said Sunday.

The IED, which went kaboom! as the group's cart was passing late Saturday, also injured four others, they said.

Northern Burkina Faso is notorious for jihadist attacks which have killed more than 1,000 people there and displaced about a million more since 2015.

The victims were "nearly all children who were returning from grazing their livestock", a local in Ouahigouya said. "The cart which carried some of them rolled over a mine."

IED attacks have multiplied since 2018, killing nearly 200 military personnel and civilians, according to an AFP tally. Such attacks are often combined with an ambush.

Jihadist violence, which is often accompanied by inter-community strife, has killed more than 4,000 people in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso, according to United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2020 02:42 || Comments || Link || [336108 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Suspected Boko Haram militants kill at least 13 in Cameroon
[Al Ahram] Suspected forces of Evil from Islamist group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
killed at least 13 people and maimed eight others in a grenade attack in northern Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
on Sunday, a security source and a local official told Rooters.The person or persons unknown threw a grenade into a group of people inside a camp for displaced people in the commune of Mozogo near the Nigerian border in the Far North region, said mayor Medjeweh Boukar.

Boukar was informed by locals that 13 had died. A security official who confirmed the attack said that 2 maimed also died, bringing the toll to 15.

Boko Haram has been fighting for a decade to carve out an Islamic caliphate based in Nigeria.

The violence, which has cost the lives of 30,000 people and displaced millions more, has frequently spilled over into neighbouring Cameroon, Niger and Chad.

In June last year, around 300 suspected Boko Haram forces of Evil swarmed onto an island on Lake Chad in Cameroon's far north and killed 24 people, including 16 Cameroonian soldiers stationed at military outposts.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336070 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

Posted by: Unavinter Phosing2592 || 08/03/2020 1:49 Comments || Top||

Yemen’s Ansarallah forces shoot down US-made drone over southern Saudi Arabia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The military front man for the Ansarallah-aligned Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Sare’a, posted on Twitter a video of a U.S.-supplied drone that was shot down over southern Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
on Sunday.

According to the spokesperson, the drone shot down by the Ansarallah forces was an RQ-20 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).

The front man said: "The air defenses managed to shoot down an American reconnaissance plane (RQ-20) in the airspace of the Haradh district off Jizan with an effective weapon."
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336093 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Jizan is one of the small refineries Dhahran keeps on its supply network....just above the of crazy Yemen border. Narjran has far more activity. The old Crown Plaza hotel has (still does have....) gunshot marks all over its outside walls...going back to the mid 90's when they first started to appear on the hotel walls from locals upset about the Matawa cracking down on "witchcraft". Islam has an innate fear of that..... Hotel had a decent menu for visitor lunches but the local town's folk had trouble replacing my rear glass Suburban window after being shot out by Yemen gonadless, but "awesome" border guards! As for the Najran buffet....not great....but far too much zattar.... That triangle road zone (google it) has the best arrow heads. The sand dunes allow one to drive off road along the 'urks" (spelling?) to find them easily. Picked up approx. 300 in that area on 3 excursions from Dhahran. What did you find there? Filled our water bottles with sid..... Our biggest problem was running out of ice.... Border guards came into camp in the morning's asking for "sidikee"..... Right of the "Rat Patrol".... They couldn't figure our why we we're there with our children ! Heck it was Aramco territory ! We ruled. If they didn't want us there.... then we wouldn'tt drill..... Sure shut them up qin short order. SAG got on their case. We all miss Tim Allen.... best driller ever. That man had a back bone.....Texas born and raised.
Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 08/03/2020 14:41 Comments || Top||

#2  It sounds like you’ve had adventures, Ospas Dhahran 49. What a pity .com is no longer with us — the two of you could have traded stories for the general edification of our readership.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2020 16:34 Comments || Top||

#3  .com ? don't recall him. Was he in the Rub a Khali at some time... if so we might have crossed tire tracks..... Gas (octane type) is more valuable than water. One always carried 2:1 ratio when making a crossing. Wabar crater was a common destination. Shaybah was easy. There was a paved road to that so it was a no longer a challenge..... PR Dept. made it a big deal when it actually wasn't at all. CNN fell for that every time. A basic Suburban was far better than a "Hummer" (1, 2 or 3 version any day). Suburban is a "Flying living room, 2 AC's and room for ice....."
Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 08/03/2020 16:43 Comments || Top||

#4  “PD.com“ was the nym of a computer programmer who lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for about two decades, corresponding with us from there. I assume he was in Jeddah, but I really don’t know, nor what company he worked for. Single, with a long beard that used to confuse the locals, affording him curmudgeonly amusement. He retired and came home, settling in Las Vegas and becoming a Rantburg moderator. Sadly, he died a few years ago, but he is all over the archives. He used to write about the 20 kilometer wide strip in eastern (? that’s a geography question, not one of my strengths) Saudi Arabia, where the oil and the Shiites were, among many other subjects about which he had strong opinions which he argued well.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2020 17:13 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Shakedown: BLM Demands Cut of Louisville Business Profits for Protection
BLM has got to set the record for advancing through the three stages of Hoffer's Law.
[Breitbart] Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters issued "social justice" and "black liberation" demands regarding "diversity" to a restaurant owner in Louisville, KY, including a directive for "donations" to organizations run by non-whites.

Listed demands from a BLM affiliate in Louisville include racial quotas for staff and ownership of business suppliers, donations to organizations run by non-whites, and adjustment to dress codes. The posters used the acronym "BIPOC" ("black or indigenous persons of color") as a euphemism for non-white persons:

23% of Staff is BIPOC in Front of House

23% of inventory is from BIPOC retailer(s)

Regular donations to BIPOC organization

Dress code policy does not discriminate against BIPOC patrons of employees.

Additional demands issued via the letter included the option to give 1.5 percent of revenues to a local "black nonprofit or organization" in lieu of purchasing a minimum of 23 percent of the business’s inventory from "black retailers," mandated "diversity and inclusion training" for all employees, and displaying of left-wing messaging to support "reparations."

The posters include a stated commitment to be publicly visible as a public service announcement pending future "inspections" of restaurants and other businesses.

Local supporters and some from Louisville’s Cuban community held a rally to support Martinez’s restaurant on Sunday, which was vandalized in recent days. They said the restaurant "has been subject to vandalism and extortion in recent days."

The Courier-Journal reported:

La Bodeguita de Mima was forced to close July 24 during a [Black Lives Matter] demonstration that shut down East Market Street, at which several protesters presented Martinez with the list of demands and said he "better put the letter on the door so your business is not f*cked with."

The restaurant remained closed the next two days because "management and staff were concerned about safety," according to the release. "30+ staff members (mostly immigrants) were unable to earn a paycheck."
Posted by: Alistaire Oppressor of the Welsh6649 || 08/03/2020 02:37 || Comments || Link || [336076 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Jizya.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 08/03/2020 3:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Affirmative Aprtheid.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/03/2020 4:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Run of the mill thugs.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/03/2020 4:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Straight up racketeering. I'll bet the DOJ's angle is it isn't because no money has actually been collected yet.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2020 5:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Hope they got it in writing.
Posted by: Dacama || 08/03/2020 6:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Missed the sentence about the letter. Anyone stupid enough to put this in writing deserves the jail time they get.
Posted by: Dacama || 08/03/2020 6:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Isn't this double taxes, since they already 'extort' the pols at city hall and the capital into handing out such graft from the public treasury? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/03/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

#8  "indigenous"?!? LOL. Grease Man was certainly ahead of his time.
Posted by: Clem || 08/03/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#9  Wow. The Grease Man. Takes me way back in the day.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2020 8:18 Comments || Top||

#10  I've recently completed a lecture course on Utopia and Terror in the 20th Century in which the presenter noted that all these movements, socialism, communism, nazism all were structured similar to how the mafia is structured.

I imagine it's kind of a chicken and the egg question though.
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 08/03/2020 8:23 Comments || Top||

#11  Try that around here and a group of very well trained men will shoot your asses. Us vets don't take too kindly to shakedowns.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/03/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||

#12  As always, the real instigators will stay behind the scenes and send out cannon fodder to meet those who aren't ready to kneel to the new BLMoloch.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2020 8:44 Comments || Top||

#13  BLM has got to set the record for advancing through the three stages of Hoffer's Law.

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”
-- Eric Hoffer

For some pretty small values of 'eventually'...
Posted by: SteveS || 08/03/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#14  Some pretty small values of "great," too...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2020 9:03 Comments || Top||

#15  At #13. So very true.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/03/2020 9:42 Comments || Top||

#16  This brings the instructive parable of The Man in the White Suit from Godfather II to mind.
Posted by: Cesare || 08/03/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#17  Where's the RICO act when you need it? This is the very definition of racketeering.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/03/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#18  If they're going to do stuff like this, then as a matter of truth in advertising BLM ought to rename itself "The Committee To Re-Elect Donald Trump."
Posted by: Matt || 08/03/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#19  The Louisville chapter of the Urban League has come out in support of the extortion, calling the Cuban immigrants who object "racist".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/03/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#20  FBI says 25 gangs operate in Louisville, and it needs community's help to stop them

I wonder how they feel about a bunch of non-binary persons trying to muscle on their turfs?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

#21  And a year later there were no small businesses left in Louisville and everyone bemoaned the irrational white flight.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/03/2020 13:25 Comments || Top||

#23  Here in Nevada I've noticed that the Hispanic community (mostly Mexican, but not exclusively) is assimilating quickly into the white community (mostly northern European, but not exclusively) reasonably quickly; much like Jews, Italians, and the Irish did back in the day. Might I submit that the more the left does this sort of thing to people like the owners of this restaurant, the faster that assimilation is going to go? And the more they won't like the results?
Posted by: Secret Master || 08/03/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#24  @ secret master. I don't know if I am posting this correctly, but I agree with your deduction. I see many posts here when simply trying to reply to your comment.
Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 08/03/2020 15:21 Comments || Top||

#25  @ Ospas Dhahran 49 ^ You're fine. The Rantburg forums don't allow specific sub-threads, which is why you see "^" used a lot here. But, yes; you're rapidly seeing a lot of the Mexican immigrant population saying to themselves "You know what? I'm white." And a lot of the white population saying "You know what? You are."

Of course, all of this is totally ridiculous. As Americans we're supposed to be an intermixed, multi-racial "mono culture" that contains a wealth of subcultures as part of it. We shouldn't be agonizing over racial categories (white vs. black) and sub-categories (white Hispanic vs. non-white Hispanic). It's crazy: we're too racially intermixed already.

But that's part of the power dynamic now, so welcome to red, white, and blue Rwanda. (Though I still hope not.)
Posted by: Secret Master || 08/03/2020 15:41 Comments || Top||

#26  It's worked very well for Jesse Jackson.
Posted by: Iblis || 08/03/2020 16:02 Comments || Top||

#27  Amazes me that the East Asian community is so slow to abandon the left. I mean seriously, FDR the liberal Icon had internment camps down to now where they are discriminated against for college admission.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/03/2020 18:59 Comments || Top||

#28  Of course, all of this is totally ridiculous. As Americans we're supposed to be an intermixed, multi-racial "mono culture" that contains a wealth of subcultures as part of it. We shouldn't be agonizing over racial categories (white vs. black) and sub-categories (white Hispanic vs. non-white Hispanic). It's crazy: we're too racially intermixed already.

For a fine example of this, you could read Fred’s book “Phoebe Clayton”. It’s up there in the right sidebar.
Posted by: KBK || 08/03/2020 19:37 Comments || Top||

#29  All of Fred’s books are wonderful. But yes, Phoebe Clayton played on that theme.

I see many posts here when simply trying to reply to your comment.

No sub-threads here, Ospas Dhahran 49, which for me makes it easier to keep track of the main conversation... and there isn’t that nonsense where the last post in the sub-thread is only two letters wide and impossible to read. I find it easiest to just put the bit I’m responding to in italics, and go on from there, since often enough the conversation has moved on, either while I’m checking to make sure I din’t misspell anything and got my verb tenses right, or else I’m responding to something several posts up-thread so the ^^ up thingies can’t point meaningfully at my target. @nym came into use after I started doing that,) I never made the adjustment, though I do understand receiving it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2020 21:37 Comments || Top||

Portland catch and release program
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Police have arrested criminal suspects in relation to the far-left riots on Friday and Saturday in Rockford, Illinois
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336082 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Antifa/BLM Portland: ‘I Thought You Said the Mayor And Governor Were On Our Side?’
[REDSTATE] Let us take a walk down memory lane with respect to the love affair between Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
/BLM and the elected Democrat establishment of Oregon and Portland.

Just nine days ago, on July 23 I covered Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler’s foray to the frontlines of the rioting between Antifa/BLM and the federal law enforcement agents left alone by the state and local politicians to defend the Hatfield Federal Courthouse in downtown Portland which was being attacked nightly by rioters operating without interference out of public parks just across the street. Noteworthy was the fact that Mayor Wheeler wasn’t treated with much respect by the rioters, as they were happy to throw things at him and chant for his removal from office. In the end he had to be "rescued" from the mob by a detail of 6-7 security officials in plain clothes who had been close at hand all during his interactive "support" of the "protesters".

Three days later, on July 26 I noted the sudden re-emergence of the Portland PD on the scene of the rioting that night, engaging with the federal law enforcement agents in a game of wack-a-rioter. Was the apparent change in policy — Portland PD had been MIA for an extended period of time — somehow connected to Mayor Wheeler not being clutched to the bosom of Anitfa/BLM when he came to stand united with them three nights earlier?

On July 27 I observed that Portland PD seemed to be showing some newfound "vigor" in the streets in their confrontation with rioters — two consecutive days shortly following Mayor Wheeler having received a less than cordial welcome on the frontlines. He continued to have the right words spew forth when he spoke about the protesters, but in what Portland PD you certainly got the feeling some different message was communicated by him beyond the earshot of the press.

Then came the announcement of a deal reached between Oregon Governor Kate Brown and DHS for the shift in responsibility for securing the parks and streets to the Oregon State Police and Portland PD. My colleague Nick Arama had it first here on July 29.

That was followed by relative peace and tranquility on the streets of Portland the nights of July 30 and 31.

But it seems like Antifa/BLM thought tonight would be a good time to test the commitment of Portland PD to the new plan with the Feds. But it looks like they didn’t appreciate how quickly the spirit of cooperation between the Democrat politicians and the rioters would evaporate into the ether.

Portland PD was there tonight to drive home this new reality.
Check out all the videos, presumably made by Antifa/BLM “allies“, at the link.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336085 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  In ancient times many a city fell because of traitors within opened the gates of the city to the barbarians.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/03/2020 7:27 Comments || Top||

Austin: Texas Police Don’t Even Wait for the Sun to Go Down
[REDSTATE] Word on the net tonight was that the action was going to be — supposedly — in Austin, Texas as Antifa/BLM was holding a memorial for Garrett Foster, the moron who pointed the business end of an AK-47 at active duty Army Sargeant Daniel Perry, who is well trained to not wait for the other guy to shoot first once engaged. The not-so-well-trained former Air Force mechanic Foster ended up on the losing end of a shootout due to his failure to get off a shot.

Antifa/BLM protesters were out in decent numbers, and the action got started much earlier than was the case normally in Portland.

I guess maybe accuracy with pepper spray is higher during daylight hours.
Lots of videos at the link.

Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336087 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Arrest and detain for a few weeks in the dessert.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/03/2020 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Republican state.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 08/03/2020 3:40 Comments || Top||

#3  VE3110, we don't even claim Austin because of their wackadoo local politics.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 08/03/2020 4:43 Comments || Top||

#4  I'm sure there are plenty of cattle cars at the rail yard. Just move'em all out to a side rail in west Texas before release when the 72 hour hold expires.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/03/2020 7:30 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't think there's a lot of coordination on the conservative side at the top right now, but "catch and release, rinse and repeat" could be a great strategy if suddenly a lot of hard-core agitators were caught and not released, say, early in October. Surprise...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/03/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#6  Antifa/BLM protesters were out in decent numbers,

They were illegally blocking public streets.
They were intending to illegally detain members of the public, threatening their lives.

They're not protesters.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 08/03/2020 9:52 Comments || Top||

#7  Like the part where the cavalry rode in. Trully Texan.
Posted by: Vespasian Ebbereng3110 || 08/03/2020 18:14 Comments || Top||

#8  Wonder how many Frank Hamer would have shot the first hour or so
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/03/2020 21:35 Comments || Top||

#9  Yeah but the cavalry should have had lances and rode in at a full gallop. Betcha the protest would end real quick
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/03/2020 23:18 Comments || Top||

Iraqi security forces arrest suspect over Baghdad bombing
[Rudaw] Iraqi security forces have arrested the alleged perpetrator behind a Baghdad explosion which killed two civilians and founded five others, according to a spokesperson for the Iraqi commander-in-chief.

An individual suspected to be behind the Wednesday IED bombing was arrested on Thursday, Yehia Rasool said in an official statement released on Sunday.

"The heroes of the National Security Service through field, technical and intelligence efforts were able to identify the perpetrator of this terrorist operation and to obtain accurate information about him and determine his location," the statement read.

"After obtaining the legal arrest warrants, he was arrested within 24 hours of committing the crime," the statement added.

The Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group (ISIS) grabbed credit for the attack.

ISIS murderous Moslem activities have increased in recent weeks.

The holy warrior group killed the commander of the 59th Brigade of the Iraqi army, Brigadier General Ali Hameed Ghaydan, after gunnies attacked his convoy in the Ibn Sena region in al-Tarmia district, north of the capital city of Baghdad.

ISIS also grabbed credit for the killing of General Brigadier Ahmed al-Lami, commander of 7th division of the 29th brigade of the Iraqi army in an ambush in Anbar on Wednesday.

On May 15, two soldiers were killed and four maimed when a convoy hit an improvised bomb (IED) in northern Baghdad province. ISIS later grabbed credit for the blast.

May was an especially deadly month. Ten Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF, or Hashd al Shaabi in Arabic) fighters were killed in a five-pronged assault in Salahaddin on May 2. On the same day, gunnies killed three federal coppers and maimed two others in an attack on Zaghniya cop shoppe in Diyala province.

ISIS claimed in its weekly propaganda newspaper al-Naba on Thursday that its gunnies had carried out 34 attacks in Iraq between July 23 and 29 alone — mainly in Anbar province.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/03/2020 01:51 || Comments || Link || [336087 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Interior Ministry says perpetrators who appeared in video while torturing Iraqi protester arrested
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Iron Dome launched a number of missiles to intercept the missile that was launched from the Gaza Strip
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336082 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Israel army says it has foiled a terror attack at the border with Syria

The Times of Israel adds:
The four suspects were under IDF surveillance over the course of several hours before the troops opened fire, being monitored by female soldiers operating powerful security cameras, known in Hebrew as Tatzpitaniyot.

The men were first seen approaching the area at around 8 p.m., and they crossed the official Israel-Syria border — but not the security fence separating the two countries, which lies a few meters west — some three hours later.

"They crossed the ’alpha line’ so they were totally within Israeli territory," Zilberman said, referring to the technical term for the line marking the Israel-Syria border.

Seeing that the men were armed, the lookouts directed a group of Maglan soldiers, who had been lying in wait, to the location.

The special forces troops opened fire with machine guns and other weapons, while an aircraft overhead also fired at the suspects. "I can say with high certainty that they were killed," Zilberman said.

The front man said the lookouts had noted a number of cases of people approaching the border "pretending to be innocent shepherds" in recent days, which the military believed to in fact be reconnaissance operations ahead of an attack. In light of these concerns, the IDF sent a Maglan team to the area to act as an "ambush" if such an attack should occur, Zilberman said.

The IDF front man said that while the outpost where the men planted the bomb was unmanned, the military still considered the attempted attack to be serious matter as the area is often patrolled by Israeli troops.

The military on Monday morning released the footage of the men entering Israeli territory (above). The weapons that the IDF said were in their possession are not clearly visible in the grainy footage filmed with a night-vision camera.

In the video, the men can be seen stalking through a field and approaching the security fence. The suspects could then be seen standing behind a mound of dirt before they were apparently hit with a missile, which causes a kaboom where they were standing.
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336096 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  IDF attacks targets in Syria in response to foiled border attack
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/03/2020 17:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Doesn't Syria have enough problems to be messing with Israel? F their asses up, Israel!
Posted by: Clem || 08/03/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

ISIS surprise attack kills several Syrian soldiers in western Deir Ezzor
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336068 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Syrian National Army on parade
Posted by: Fred || 08/03/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336070 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

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