[NYPOST] A Pennsylvania mother is facing charges after her son was reported missing but was found home alone surrounded by bundles of heroin ‐ what he called "Mommy’s medicine," according to new reports.
Leslie Brown, 29, was busted on drug and child endangerment charges after cops in Pittsburgh responded to a Family Dollar store in the city’s Lincoln-Lemington-Belmar section, where she said she lost track of her son, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.
But surveillance footage from inside the store showed that Brown walked in by herself, leading cops to visit her home just outside the city in Penn Hills, the paper says, citing a criminal complaint filed Friday.
Cops allegedly found the underage boy ‐ whose age was not provided by police ‐ by himself at the home, where a couch was littered with bundles of heroin and empty bags to distribute the drug, the complaint states.
When asked about the drugs, the boy told an officer that it was "Mommy’s medicine," police said.
"She makes it sometimes," an officer wrote in the criminal complaint, per the Post-Gazette.
The bags and bundles of heroin allegedly found inside Brown’s home were labeled with names including "Panda," "Play Boy" and "Power Trip," while another bundle marked "Rx 360 out of stock" was also found in Brown’s car, police said.
Brown later admitted to cops that she manufactured the heroin herself on two occasions using over-the-counter products, but declined to say where she bought the narcotics to cut the drug, according to the criminal complaint.
When heroin is outlawed, outlaws will have heroin.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
08/27/2019 10:05 Comments ||
Shouldn't there be lawsuitlike the opioids ones? Of course, finding attorneys tough enough to go after the hard drug black market is like finding comedians who are tough enough to tell jokes about muzz...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/27/2019 11:31 Comments ||
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 8 forces of Evil and destroyed multiple caches of weapons of Taliban ...Arabic for students... and ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... terrorist groups in the past 24 hours.
The informed military sources said Monday that the Special Forces destroyed a large cache of weapons of Taliban in Sangin district of Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... The sources further added that the Special Forces killed a Taliban turban and destroyed a large cache of weapons in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz.
Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a small weapons cache of ISIS terrorist group in Deh Bala district 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.. The sources also added that the Special Forces killed 3 Talibs, detained 3 others and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Sayyidabad district of Wardak.
The Special Forces killed 4 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons during a patrol in Bermal district of Paktika ...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo... , the sources added.
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08/27/2019 01:33 ||
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[ToloNews] At least 15 prisoners including security force members and civilians were rescued in an operation by Afghan Special Forces in Imam Sahib district in the northern province of Kunduz on Monday, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
According to the statement weapons cache belonged to the Taliban ...Arabic for students... was destroyed in the operation.
The statement has not given more details about the operation.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces have inflicted heavy casualties on Talibs during the latest operations in the restive parts of Balkh province.
The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the Afghan cops conducted operations in Chahar Bolak and Sholgarah districts of Balkh with the support of the artillery units and Air Forces.
The statement further added that the security forces killed 37 Talibs and maimed dozens more during the operations.
Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corp said the security forces also killed 9 Lions of Islam of Aa Mohammd Bilal and Raz Mohamamd Haqiar, the two prominent commanders of Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... The security forces also destroyed two main compounds of the Talibs during the operation, the 209th Shaheen Corps added.
The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operations so far.
[AAWSAT] The Libyan National Army announced on Sunday that it has seized a new region in Gharyan city, which it is using as its main base in its battle to liberate Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... from criminal and terrorist militias.
The LNA said its forces captured the Ghout al-Reeh area in southeastern Gharyan, which is located south of Tripoli.
In a brief statement, it added that its strikes on the area forced militias to flee and left 12 people dead, including two suspected ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... members. The maimed are being treated at Gharyan hospital.
Pro-Government of National Accord forces acknowledged the death of three members in Sunday’s fighting.
The LNA is seeking to recapture Gharyan that it had originally seized in late June. It had used it as a main base for attacks on the GNA-held capital.
Meanwhile, ...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?
Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.
If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!... the LNA denied it was behind an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... that left three people dead in the town of al-Sawani south of Tripoli.
LNA front man Ahmed al-Mismari said: "Our forces deny targeting any civilian vehicle in the al-Sawani region as claimed by the misleading Moslem Brüderbund media."
The images shown in their media reveal that the vehicle was targeted on the side by a rocket or projectile, not an airstrike.
He said witnesses can prove the lies of the GNA and its militias, stressing that the LNA is keen on safeguarding civilians and was making accurate strikes.
GNA media had accused the LNA of being behind the attack, broadcasting images of the destruction of several vehicles.
[BREITBART] Border Patrol agents in the Yuma and El Paso Sectors seized methamphetamine and cocaine at interior immigration checkpoints recently re-opened after the downturn in illegal border crossings. Officials closed checkpoints in these sectors and others earlier this year to redirect resources to the border.
Yuma Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Interstate 8 Immigration Checkpoint on August 21 observed a gold Ford Explorer approaching for inspection. During the initial interview, a K-9 alerted to an odor it is trained to detect, according to information obtained from Yuma Sector Border Patrol officials. The agents referred the driver to a secondary inspection station.
A search revealed 55 packages of methamphetamine hidden inside the gas tank of the 2001 Explorer. Agents determined the weight of the drugs to be approximately 59 pounds and estimated the street value at more than $135,000, officials stated.
The following day, Welton Station agents conducted a traffic stop on a 2002 Dodge Durango as it traveled through Dome Valley, northeast of Yuma, officials reported. During an immigration interview, the agents discovered the U.S. citizen driver was allegedly smuggling four illegal immigrants colonists from Mexico. Officials say the Dome Valley route is an area where smugglers attempt to move their "cargo" in order to avoid the Interstate 8 checkpoint.
El Paso Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Texas Highway 62/180 Immigration Checkpoint on August 21, observed a 2005 Ford Expedition approaching for inspection. Agents report the driver of the vehicle, 32-year-old Raul Cortez of Odessa, Texas, appeared to be "excessively nervous" during the immigration interview. A K-9 carried out a "non-intrusive sniff" of the vehicle and alerted to an odor he is trained to detect, officials stated.
...and possibly the thing they shot at was not a figment of fevered imaginations.
[Rudaw] The Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) have "dealt" with an unidentified drone flying over one of their Nineveh headquarters on Monday, it claims, as the Iran-backed militia has faced a spate of alleged air attacks on its installations.
Air defense weapons fired on the drone and forced its retreat, according to a tweet from the PMF, known in Arabic as Hashd al-Shaabi, early on Monday evening.
"Hashd al-Shaabi’s Operations Command in Nineveh has dealt with an unidentified drone over one of its headquarters and forced it to withdraw amid intensive fire cover," the PMF’s Media Directorate tweeted.
The drone was observed flying over the headquarters for over 20 minutes by the PMF’s Nineveh Operations Command intelligence service, according to the Media Directorate’s website.
"After establishing [...] that the drone was not Iraqi, and that the Joint Operations Command [coordinating body of Iraq’s security forces] was not aware of it, it was dealt with instantly with ’anti-aircraft weapons’," the directorate said.
This is the second targeting of an unidentified drone by the PMF in the vicinity of one of its headquarters. Last Thursday, the group claimed to have targeted a drone flying over the headquarters of its Brigade 12 in the Baghdad Belt (areas encircling Baghdad) using its air defenses.
At least one PMF member was killed in a strike on Sunday by an unidentified drone in Anbar province’s al-Qaim district near the Syrian border.
PMF weapons depots have also been rocked by explosions believed to have been caused by Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s.
Speculation over the perpetrators of the attacks has run rife, though fingers are currently being pointed at Israel.
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) ‐ The Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Monday that its forces destroyed two 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.... hotbeds containing a large cache of weapons and ammunition in the oil-rich province of Kirkuk.
"Acting on intelligence information, federal police forces found a hideout belonging to the terrorist Islamic State group in Tel Rahma area in Kirkuk, ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time... " Maj. Gen. Saad Maan, the ministry front man, said in a press statement.
"Eight explosive charges, 200 bullets, four missiles and an Islam State flag were found inside the hotbed," the front man said.
He added that another IS hotbed was found in Anana village in Kirkuk.
"The two hotbeds were completely destroyed, and the seized weapons were handed over to the competent authorities," the front man noted.
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08/27/2019 00:00 ||
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Anbar (IraqiNews) al-Hashd al-Shaabi’s Leader in Anbar, 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 al-Obeidi, announced on Sunday that four members of 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 were killed, today, in the fourth phase of operation "Will of Victory" in the desert of Anbar.
In a press statement, Obeidi said that security forces from al-Hashd al-Shaabi carried out a proactive offensive, within Operation "Will of Victory 4", in several areas in the western desert of Anbar.
The offensive resulted in the killing of four members of the Islamic State group, he further added.
Obeidi also pointed out that accurate intelligence information allowed the security forces to kill the members of the terrorist group without inflicting any losses among their ranks, while indicated that the security forces are pursuing the terrorist group, backed by the army aviation.
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi paramilitary commander said on Monday that 10 hotbeds of the Islamic State militant group were destroyed during an ongoing military operation in the country.
“Security forces, backed by Iraqi warplanes, destroyed 10 Islamic State hideouts and killed all terrorists inside as part of the fourth phase of the Operation Will of Victory in the desert of Anbar on the Iraqi-Syrian border,” Qatari al-Obeidi, a senior commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, told Iraq’s Almaalomah website.
The operation was carried out based on intelligence information, he said, adding that the security forces launched a wide-scale campaign to search for other IS hideouts in the area.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
08/27/2019 00:00 ||
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[TheSun] The idiotic killer was targeting allied forces after the Battle for Mosul in northern Iraq.
He had customised his weapon to carry plastic explosive and planned to detonate it by troops based in the city.
But his plan backfired because he had forgotten to sufficiently charge the device.
Civilian drones ‐ as weaponised by ISIS - automatically 'boomerang' back to their point of launch when they start to run out of power.
They are programmed to return to prevent owners losing their machines.
"We learned this idiot had wired up his drone with explosives but was killed when it’s batteries ran low and it flew home.
"With a weak signal for some reason it detonated over his head.
"This caused quite a laugh for us but the drone threat is very real. The fighter killed himself last year due to his own ineptitude, but is still keeping moral high today." ISIS has become advanced in its use of drone weapons, which it dubs its ’air force’. Stupidity isn't illegal.
But it can be fatal.
Posted by: DarthVader ||
08/27/2019 00:00 ||
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Proprietary DJI feature called Return to Home (RTH). It's triggered when the Intelligent Flight Battery is depleted to the point that it may affect the return of the aircraft. When this happens, a prompt will appear on your screen in the DJI GO/4 app, and the drone will automatically begin to ascend to the set RTH height and return if no action is taken after a 10-second countdown. If the battery power is critically low, then the drone will automatically land itself, and this can’t be canceled by the pilot. He can only yell 'Allyhoo' by then and hope someone was watching him go out with a bang.
ISIS are known to use modified consumer DJI drones, they are a Chinese company but have compromised or unauthorized resellers in Europe that keep shifting stores and locations to avoid sanctions and investigations. Some of these which had early release stock, have been closed down in America, Austria, Denmark, Germany, Belgium. Since 2017, they've had to keep a buyer registry and the US DoD have full access to it. Also, on the insistence of the DoD, the company modified the flight controller firmware to update to a 'registry censor'. Failure to register with DJI on purchase means the drone will have a height limit of 98 feet, and a radius of 164 feet (50 meters). I don't know if they can modify the battery charge though. Of course these things have workarounds, but such level of compliance to the US from a chin-chong company was only possible since after 2016.
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/27/2019 15:19 Comments ||
Lord Garth, while only some of it is still CUI, the Chinese have been singing it from the rooftops for two years. It's practically common knowledge by now.
In 2014, the US Dept of interior had contracted the Shenzhen company DJI to procure survey drones and the sort. In 2016, the five-sided box looked into the safety of the data exchange taking place, and a GE (Govt. Edition) firmware and data saving system was jointly arrived at. That proprietary firmware was shared across the board and remained with you.
In 2017 when the ISIS uploaded videos of their drone attacks they were found to be DJI. Trump was already looking at ripping Huawei a new one (it was being investigated by many agencies in an industrial theft case since Obama's time) The Shenzhen Drone company had grown by 300% since 2014. Almost all aviation and law agencies everywhere got on its case and DJI was ordered from an anxious China to give all the help they could. That's the only way they could sell their drones in the US, they were told. The UK, Japan, India, some others followed. If a DJI drone is now spotted in a suspicious incident, caught with explosives or found at a blast site now, all these countries must go through the US to find out just how it got there.
The MDR for what DOD did with them was started by your own defsec, Jim Mattis in Aug last year I think, after he banned the use of DJI equipment from being ever contracted or used by military again. I don't know if the review cleared though, so details will have to remain dark.
Since then, a number of other competitors have picked up in the market and the DJI drones do sell in most countries but are impaired by the inability to register from remote places. New companies have GPS tracking and registry as standard protocols.
Did you know that after knife attacks in Japan in 2010, Japan created a visual identification system with a gigantic 'facial topology forms' weighted library from skull shape to position and shape of eyes, amount and pattern of facial hair etc aimed at picking out muslims, in a crowd. Everybody in the scientific community shut it down of course.
But it worked so well that China made a bid for the system with modifications to adjust for the Tajik and Uighur facial topologies. There has been lots of ML research since then into detecting a type of facial structure and ascertaining ethnicity. The chinese system is crude, because the facial types are near in-differentiable maybe, but it works like a charm with sufficient South Asian and mid eastern samples. But to even speak of it is taboo to humanist nerds.
The chin-chong research.
[IsraelTimes] Israeli security forces find and disarm an improvised bomb planted along a northern West Bank highway, the army says.
A military tracker spotted a suspicious object along a road near Nablus and called in police sappers to investigate. As a precautionary measure, the highway was closed to traffic, the IDF says.
Upon inspection, the sappers determined that the object was an IED and "neutralized" it, the military says.
This foiled IED attack comes days after a bomb that had been planted next to a natural spring in the central West Bank was triggered by bandidosforces of Evil as an Israeli family was visiting the site, killing the teenage daughter and seriously injuring her father and brother.
[AAWSAT] Israeli aircraft carried out multiple strikes on 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's ruling Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", movement early Monday in response to earlier rocket fire from the improvised enclave into Israel, the army said in a statement.
Israeli authorities also announced a punitive reduction in the flow of fuel to the territory's main power station, meaning a deep cut in the already rationed electricity supply.
Three rockets were fired from Gaza into southern Israel on Sunday night, the Israeli army said.
"Three launches were identified from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory," it said in a statement. "Two of them were intercepted by the Iron Dome aerial defense system."
"In response, a short while ago, (Israeli air force) fighter jets struck a number of terror targets in a Hamas military compound in the northern Gaza Strip, including the office of a Hamas battalion commander," a statement Monday morning added.
A Paleostinian security source said there were no casualties.
Sunday’s fire from Gaza comes after Israel staged Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in Syria a day earlier against what it said were Iranian drones being readied to attack Israel. Two Israeli drones also crashed in Beirut’s southern suburbs.
A separate statement from Israeli defense ministry unit COGAT said the latest fuel cut to Gaza was personally ordered by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is also defense minister.
"Netanyahu ordered to downsize the transfer of fuel through the Kerem Shalom (border) crossing to the power station in Gaza by half, effective this morning and until further notice," it said in English.
[IsraelTimes] Reports say bombing targeted the Hezbollah-allied PFLP ‐ General Command in the Bekaa Valley near Syria border; no comment from IDF.
Arabic media claimed early Monday morning that Israeli aircraft had carried out an Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... on a base belonging to a Paleostinian terrorist group deep inside Leb, amid a dramatic spike in tensions.
The reported strikes came just hours after Hezbollah leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah ...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb... vowed to shoot down any Israeli aircraft violating Lebanese airspace.
The reports said the strikes hit a base belonging to the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine ‐ General Command (PFLP-GC), a Syria-based terrorist group that fights alongside Syrian dictator Bashir al-Assad.
The base is located in the Bekaa Valley in eastern Leb, near the border with Syria.
Videos posted on social media showed explosions accompanied by heavy anti-aircraft fire.
A front man for the group told the Saudi-owned al-Hadath news channel that the "Israeli bombing in the Bekaa did not achieve its objectives," but gave no further details.
There was no comment from the IDF. In past cases where Israel reportedly carried out strikes in the Bekaa Valley, it appeared to be to stop the transfer of advanced arms from 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... to Hezbollah, via Syria.
The PFLP-GC ‐ not to be confused with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, from which it split in 1968 ‐ was responsible for a number of vicious terror attacks in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s, including one against a school bus in northern Israel, which killed nine children and three adults.
The PFLP-GC largely went underground in the late 1980s, working behind the scenes with the Leb-based Hezbollah terror group, but it reemerged in 2011 with the outbreak of the Syrian civil war.
The reported strike follows the bombing of an Iran-linked base in Syria on Saturday that Israel said foiled a plot to launch kamikaze drones into Israel, a drone attack on a Hezbollah office in Beirut and an attack on an Iran-linked militia in Iraq, both on Sunday.
Israel carried out night raids on Monday at military positions of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) in the Eastern Mountain Range opposite the Bekaa town of Qusaya
It has positions in the eastern region of Bekaa, as well as in Al-Naaemeh just south of Beirut.
Qusaya is only about five kilometers (three miles) from the Syrian border.
[IsraelTimes] Hassan Yusef Zabeeb and Yasser Ahmad Daher traveled to Islamic Theocratic Republic multiple times and worked under IRGC Quds Force, military says.
The Israel Defense Forces on Monday identified two of the people killed in its Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in Syria on Saturday as Lebanese nationals trained to operate attack drones by the Iranian military.
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[AAWSAT] 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... announced on Monday it was deploying a naval destroyer to protect its vessels in the Gulf of Aden.
Iran’s state-run Press TV said the newly deployed destroyer was equipped with long-range cruise missile systems and had been dispatched to provide security for Iranian ships traveling through the region.
It said the ship, which it described as Iran’s most advanced destroyer, would be accompanied by a logistical vessel and a helicopter carrier.
Tensions have been high in the region between Tehran and Washington since the Trump administration withdrew in 2018 from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers. It has since reimposed harsh sanctions against Tehran and barred it from exporting its oil.
Tensions have since escalated in the Gulf region, with explosions that damaged six tankers in May and June, Iran’s shooting-down of a US surveillance drone and its seizure of a tanker flying the flag of US ally Britannia last month.
[AAWSAT] A corruption case rocked the Interior Ministry in Damascus last week and prompted Interior Minister General Mohammad Rahmoun to make changes in his ministry, less than two months after replacing senior officers.
Ongoing investigations with Maj. Gen. Raed Khazim, Director of the Anti-Narcotics Department, and a number of officers, have revealed their involvement in replacing narcotics with non-narcotics to clear narcos and criminals, following the seizure of 83 kilograms of cocaine.
According to unofficial Syrian media close to the regime, investigations showed the involvement of officers of the interior ministry in overseeing the cultivation of cannabis in secret places. They were detained in Adra central prison pending investigation.
Syrian cannabis trade has been active during the war. Media activists in the opposition accuse the militias of the Lebanese Hezbollah and the military security branch of smuggling drugs and cannabis from the Bekaa in Leb to Syria through the border areas of Qalamoun in the Damascus countryside.
The opposition also accuses the regime’s militias of promoting narcotics among school students. Drug pills and cannabis are even sold publicly on the streets. They also confirm the involvement of influential regime figures and Hezbollah in promoting drugs in Syria.
Drugs are an important financial resource for Hezbollah, estimated at hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
Human rights sources following up the case in Damascus told Asharq al-Awsat that the defendants face corruption charges of more than 4 billion Syrian pounds (6.5 million dollars), worth 83 kilograms of cocaine, which were confiscated by the Drug Enforcement Authority.
During their arrest, the cocaine powder was replaced with flour to clear the defendants, who include government officials.
[AAWSAT] The Iranian Foreign Ministry and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) exchanged accusations, following an official Iranian announcement of sanctions imposed on the Washington-based center and its director on charges of inciting and spreading negative propaganda against Tehran.
The Foundation defines itself as a non-profit, non-partisan research institute focusing on foreign policy and national security.
FDD responded to the Iranian move saying it considers its inclusion on any list put out by the regime as "a badge of honor and looks forward to the day when Americans and others can visit a free and democratic Iran."
In its statement, the Foundation asserted that it conducts independent research and analysis on national security issues, adding that 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... prohibits such freedoms at home, and would like to do so abroad as well.
In another tweet, the institute accused the Iranian regime of occupying the "great nation of Iran for four decades," saying it continues to repress Iranians, stealing their wealth and creating destruction and chaos in the Middle East.
The announcement comes less than a month after the United States imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, following the escalation of tension between Tehran and Washington.
[AAWSAT] Syrian activists said Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s targeting the country's last major opposition stronghold, the northwestern province of Idlib, have killed three civilians, including a woman and her child.
The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the airstrikes hit the village of Basqala on the southern edge of Idlib.
The opposition's Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, said its members helped treat the maimed and handed over the bodies of the dead to their families in Basqala.
Syrian regime forces have been on the offensive since April 30, during which they have captured all opposition-held areas in the adjoining Hama province, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported.
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