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General Milley: ‘What You Saw Unfold' with Afghanistan Evacuation Was One of the Plans'
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Good Morning

Wisconsin Legislature Votes to Approve
'Special Counsel' to Audit 2020 Election
Sunday September 5th, 2021

Jean Arthur8002.
Gazans continue to launch balloons towards southern Israel
EU plans 'rapid response' reaction force for military interventions following fall of Afghanistan and chaotic US-led evacuation
Iraq%u2019s Grand Ayatollah Hakim dies at 87 in Najaf
Backed by Russia and China, Iran Strengthens Position in Nuclear Negotiations
Saudi Defenses Shoot Down 3 Armed Houthi Drones Fired at Kingdom
Syria %u2018Ready%u2019 to Help Lebanon with Gas, Electricity Transit
Chicago man, 35, charged with
fatally stabbing River North bank employee

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 15:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:

Jean Arthur was an American Broadway and film actress whose career began in silent films in the 1920s and lasted until the early 1950s. Arthur had feature roles in three Frank Capra films: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It with You, and Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, films that championed the "everyday heroine".

Gladys Georgianna Greene, aka Jean Arthur,

Born: October 17, 1900, Plattsburgh, New York, U.S.
Died: June 19, 1991, Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, U.S.

Wikipedia - - - - IMDb

Posted by: Neville Thaling1285 || 09/05/2021 9:03 Comments || Top||

#2  The bathing suit picture on the front page. Hot brunette. Mom, can I bring this one home?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 12:09 Comments || Top||

#3  These types of pictures on rantburg treat women like meat. They should all be wearing burkas! Down with ….
Posted by: Hupanter and Tenille3688 || 09/05/2021 18:38 Comments || Top||

Say, What's It Like For Women In Afghanistan Now?
[Pirate's Cove] ’We must continue’: In Kabul, Afghans adjust to a new and uncertain fate

"Why are you travelling without a mahram?" the Taliban guard asks a young Afghan woman about her missing male escort.

She sits on her own in the back of a beat-up Kabul yellow taxi as it pulls up to the checkpoint marked, like all the others, by the white Taliban flag with black script.

What is allowed now in Kabul, and what is not?

The turbaned Talib, rifle slung over shoulder, tells her to call her husband. When she explains she doesn’t have a phone, he instructs another taxi driver to take her home to get her husband and bring them back. Once completed, all is resolved. (snip)

Some things don’t need saying. As soon as the Taliban swept, with surprising speed, into Kabul last month, Afghans knew what to do during Taliban rule 2.0. Men stopped shaving to allow beards to grow; women switched bright scarves to black ones and checked the length of their dresses and cloaks.

The length would be from head to toe, now. The BBC is soft-peddling it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/05/2021 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  Say, What's It Like For Women In Afghanistan Now?

Bruh it's the same shit just like in India, Pakistan and all other South Asian countries.
Posted by: Wren || 09/05/2021 3:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Taliban special forces bring abrupt end to women's protest
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/05/2021 9:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Uh. Women were supposed to be ruling the world by now and keeping us nasty men on a leash. Ardern, Mutti, Pelosi, they're making a giant mess which men will have to clean up.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 9:19 Comments || Top||

#4  At least it's not as bad as Texas, right? /sarcasm
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/05/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#5  About what mean dyke marxist "feminists" want it to be like.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||

#7  But, since you are a man, you have no idea what it feels like.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 13:31 Comments || Top||

#8  when are the hashtags with the pouty face going to start?
Posted by: Chris || 09/05/2021 17:38 Comments || Top||

Protest in Kabul to Preserve Rights Turns Violent
The Talibs are all for inclusion and representation, so long as they’re the only ones included and represented.
[ToloNews] A group of Afghan journalists and activists held a rally in Kabul on Saturday but it turned violent mostly peaceful after protesters sought to move toward the Presidential Palace.

The Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
used tear gas against the protesters who were calling for their rights to be preserved under the new leadership in Afghanistan.

Most of those who attended the rally in Kabul were women and were out on the city streets protesting for the second day.

The women who marched toward the Presidential Palace from the Pul-e-Mahmoud Khan area east of the Palace were not allowed to get close and the Taliban special forces used tear gas against them.

"We were joined by a group of women to defend our rights and were moving towards the Palace," said Suraya, a civil society activist, when the Taliban "attacked us," fired tear gas and ’beat’ a number of women."

"Twenty-five years ago, when the Taliban came to Kabul, they prevented me from going to school. I studied during the last 20 years after the fall of the Taliban and made efforts for a better future. I will not allow this achievement to be lost," said Azita, a journalist.

The Taliban said they had no option but to use tear gas against the protesters after they went "out of control."

"The protesters were moving toward the Presidential Palace, the Foreign Ministry and the Sedarat Palace, which are all within the safe zone, and no one is allowed to enter those areas. The Taliban tried many times to prevent them but finally they had to stop the women from moving toward the Palace," said Abdulhaq Imad, a media activist.

The protests were staged in Kabul and Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
after the Taliban said that women cannot work in high-ranking posts in the future government.
Eyewitnesses said that the women had gathered in front of the Ministry of Defense and the Taliban fighters wanted to talk with them but the women insisted to go towards the presidential Palace.

As per the eyewitnesses, the Taliban opened gunshots to disperse the women and asked the journalists to leave the scene.

As per the video clips aired on social media, the Taliban have also used tearing gas to disperse the all-women protest after they failed to do so after gunshots.

The Taliban fighters said that the women wanted to enter the Presidential Palace that has been prevented but did not say anything about the violence against the protesters.

Members of the IEA said that their government is not established yet and the women have to wait until they announce their government.

It is the fourth all-women protest since the Taliban takeover which was conducted in western Herat province and in the Afghan capital respectively.

Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [155 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

There is an moral of the story example here, that we all need to be reminded of from time to time.

Basic Rights taken for granted, often become a thing of the past and a wish for the future.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/05/2021 6:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Never doubt a rights absolutist.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Ladies, you had better be careful. Kabul is not Minneapolis.
Posted by: Tom || 09/05/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Teargas and beatings?!?!? This really is a kinder, gentler Taliban.
Posted by: Secret Master || 09/05/2021 19:21 Comments || Top||

General Milley: ‘What You Saw Unfold' with Afghanistan Evacuation Was One of the Plans'
[Breitbart] During an interview with Fox News National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin aired on Saturday’s "Fox Report," Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said that the speed of the collapse of Afghanistan’s military and government was a surprise, and "what you saw unfold with this noncombatant evacuation operation was one of the contingency plans." And "There was an extensive amount of planning in this."

Milley said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:20] "I think a couple of things. One, is the collapse of the Afghan Army happened at a much faster rate and very unexpected, by pretty much everybody, and then with that is the collapse of the Afghan government. So, that was definitely a surprise. But I will say that there was an awful lot of planning done, ROC drills, rehearsals, etc. And what you saw unfold with this noncombatant evacuation operation was one of the contingency plans. And the speed at which it was executed, the flow of the aircraft, we had planes taking off every 30 to 45 minutes or so. We had — we brought in 7,000 — or 6,000 U.S. troops, and then there [were] about a thousand or more or so Afghan troops that secured HKIA. The first day, it was clearly chaotic, no question about it. You saw that on video, etc. But within about 24 hours, that settled down and it became a much more orderly process. The security of HKIA was challenging to say the least, and we saw the bombing. But that would have happened no matter where it was. People talk about Bagram, wherever there’s a perimeter, if there’s no outside force, if there’s no Afghan force securing it, and there wasn’t any, then there’s going to be U.S. forces on the perimeter, on the edge. And they were doing what they were asked to do, which is go out and screen and process people."

He continued, "So, were there — there’s a lot of lessons learned. And I think we’re going to go through that in a very systematic way.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [524 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  "Panicking and fleeing while screaming" is also a commonly used plan, general.
Posted by: magpie || 09/05/2021 2:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Looking up as black eye begins to form, "I meant to do that..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 7:54 Comments || Top||

#3  As the old saying goes..... 'when you're splaining, you're losing.'
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/05/2021 8:09 Comments || Top||

#4  If you didn't expect the Afghan army to fall apart, then you haven't been paying attention for twenty years. I would think the Iraqis in Mosul would have shown y'all what could happen when you aren't propping them up.
Posted by: Chris || 09/05/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#5  So... you planned to run screaming like a little girl with your tail between your legs?

And this fool is the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/05/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#6  I think we are going to need a steel gallows at Leavenworth in 2025...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 10:18 Comments || Top||

#7  When MacArthur became the Philippines' senior military official, he scrapped Plan Orange which called for retiring to the Bataan peninsula with supplies and stores. He instead insisted upon meeting the enemy on the landing beaches. He failed to inspect the development of the Philippine army, instead listening to 'yes' men he put in place. The the Japanese army invaded, the leaders in the field desperately tried to execute the new plan only to be undermined by an ill trained, ill equipped army lacking communications for mobile operations. Weeks were lost moving anything into the peninsula. When they did it was all too like what you witnessed in Kabul. So, yeah, technically it sort of followed the original Plan Orange, but without the substance of the plan. He should have been relieved like Short and Kimmel in Hawaii.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/05/2021 11:42 Comments || Top||

#8  "So, were there — there’s a lot of lessons learned. And I think we’re going to go through that in a very systematic way."

When the official AAR was put together by CALL of lessons learned in Desert Storm it was held up for months by the commander TRADOC because he wanted a separate 'happy and glad' report. It actually took the prodding of the GAO to get it released over the obstruction.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/05/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 He wasn't relieved because we needed a hero at the time. I believe the term is "failing upwards."
Posted by: Matt || 09/05/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#10  (BAF) Biden Administration of Fools threw General Custer under the C-130. Either take the spear to deflect the wrath from Biden or we will demote you to private.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/05/2021 12:08 Comments || Top||

#11  Well I guess a royal fuck up is a plan... in a retarded sort of way.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/05/2021 12:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Yeah, even with the worst of luck, they couldn't have screwed it up that badly without a plan.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/05/2021 15:08 Comments || Top||

#13  The Vets I have talked to(who were there) said "I have returned" MacArthur arrived after the shooting stopped. Milley has a similar look to him but he was never there. As with MacArthur he had his hand picked news sources who fed him only positive information it seems.
Posted by: Dale || 09/05/2021 15:19 Comments || Top||

#14  I think it’s safe to say Milley is Biden’s stooge
The only question is how low will be to.
Posted by: Lonzo Hapsburg5562 || 09/05/2021 15:47 Comments || Top||

#15  Dale,

So you want the General who is over the entire theater on the front lines where they can get shot which would give he enemy a victory and to demoralize your own troops??????? (good lord!)
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/05/2021 19:14 Comments || Top||

#16  By the way Dale, before MacArthur became General he did some rather amazing things in battle.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/05/2021 19:17 Comments || Top||

Pentagon Won't Name ISIS Terrorists Killed in Airstrike
[ET] U.S. military officials are withholding the names of the ISIS terrorists allegedly killed by an airstrike in Afghanistan that was carried out in retaliation for the suicide bombing attack that left at least 13 U.S. troops dead.
Perhaps our new Taliban partners purposefully gave us some erroneous targeting data ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Perhaps because he was a former asset.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/05/2021 0:38 Comments || Top||

#2  They must have dronezapped only civilians, then. Usually they love to trumpet their successes.
Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/05/2021 3:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Just guessing, but I bet there will be no more drone strikes at all.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 11:15 Comments || Top||

#4  It was that tech support guy named 'Peggy'.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/05/2021 12:31 Comments || Top||

#5  until their next of kin can be notified
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/05/2021 16:06 Comments || Top||

#6  like anyone of us would know who it is anyway, except maybe dron.
Posted by: Chris || 09/05/2021 17:40 Comments || Top||

#7  Maybe it was an American droned?
Posted by: Airandee || 09/05/2021 17:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Heck any aliens will look at Biden, assume he's our 'best and brightest' and stay far, far, away just in case stupidity is contagious.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/05/2021 18:16 Comments || Top||

#9  Nice mess with 6 aircraft full of Americans and others up at Maz, not being permitted to take off. Looks like the makings of a hostage situation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/05/2021 18:42 Comments || Top||

#10  ^Yep. What Blinky said. They killed some random civilians, then declared victory.

And we wonder why people don't love us.
Posted by: Secret Master || 09/05/2021 20:14 Comments || Top||

At Least 17 Killed in Kabul gunsex

At least 17 people were killed in celebratory gunfire in Kabul, news agencies said on Saturday, after Taliban
...Arabic for students...
sources said their fighters had seized control of Panjshir, the last province in Afghanistan holding out against the bully boy group.

Leaders of opposition to the Taliban have denied that the province has fallen, said Rooters.

The Shamshad news agency said "aerial shooting" in Kabul on Friday killed 17 people and maimed 41. Tolo news agency gave a similar toll.

At least 14 people were maimed in celebratory firing 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 east of the capital, said Gulzada Sangar, front man for an area hospital in the picturesque provincial capital of Jalalabad.
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

Panjshir Resistance Holds as Taliban yet to Name Government
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Fresh fighting was reported Saturday between the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and resistance forces in Afghanistan’s Panjshir Valley, as the holy warriors finalize a new government that will set the tone for their rule.

Facing the challenge of morphing from Lions of Islam to rulers, the Taliban appear determined to snuff out the Panjshir resistance before announcing who will lead the country in the aftermath of Monday’s US troop withdrawal, which was supposed to end two decades of war.

But Panjshir, which held out for nearly a decade against the Soviet Union’s occupation and also the Taliban’s first rule from 1996-2001, is stubbornly holding out.

Fighters from the so-called National Resistance® Front (NRF) -- made up of anti-Taliban militia and former Afghan cops -- are understood to have stockpiled a significant armory in the valley, around 80 kilometers (50 miles) north of Kabul and guarded by a narrow gorge.

Celebratory gunfire rang out in the capital Kabul overnight as rumors spread the valley had fallen, but the Taliban made no official claim Saturday and a resident told AFP by phone that the reports were false.

The Emergency Hospital in Kabul said two people were killed and 20 maimed by the salvos, as the Taliban tweeted a stern admonishment and warned its fighters to stop.

"Avoid firing in the air and thank God instead," said chief front man Zabihullah Mujahid, tipped to become the new regime’s information minister.

"The weapons and bullets given to you are public property. No one has the right to waste them. The bullets can also harm civilians, don’t shoot in vain."
"Mo had gravity so we do too...idiots"
In Panjshir, former vice-president Amrullah Saleh, holed out alongside Ahmad Massoud -- the son of legendary anti-Taliban commander Ahmad Shah Massoud -- admitted the perilous position of the NRF.

"The situation is difficult, we have been under invasion," Saleh said in a video message.

Usually known for his sharp Western suits, Saleh was filmed wearing a traditional shalwar kameez tunic and a flat woolen pakol cap favored by Panjshiris.

"The resistance is continuing and will continue," he added.

Taliban and resistance tweets suggested the key district of Paryan had changed hands several times in the last few days, but that also could not be independently verified.
Tolo News adds:
Although no details have been released about the ongoing fighting between the Taliban and resistance forces in Panjshir since Friday night, Taliban officials said they have captured four districts in the province.

Anaamullah Samangani, a member of the Taliban’s Cultural Commission, said on Saturday that Taliban forces have captured Shotul, Paryan, Khenj and Abshar districts of Panjshir.

According to Samangani, now the fighting is taking place in Anaba, which is near to Panjshir's provincial center.

“The districts of Paryan, Shotul, Khenj and Abshar have been completely captured and now the Mujahideen are at the central part of Anaba (district),” Samangani said.

Due to the cutoff telecom services in Panjshir, TOLOnews was unable to obtain comments from the Resistance Front about the fighting.

Meanwhile, Ahmad Massoud, the leader of the Resistance Front, on Saturday morning in a Facebook post said they are resisting the Taliban attacks on Panjshir.
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

Africa Horn
Sudan Takes Strict Measures to Contain 'Chaos and Sabotage'
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Sudan’s Security and Defense Council, the country’s highest security authority, met to tackle the latest developments in the country, including recent tensions between the state forces and fighters from armed factions in Khartoum.

Thursday’s meeting, which stretched late into the night, was chaired by Chairman of the Sovereign Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan and attended by Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

The council took several firm decisions aimed at ending the "chaos and sabotage" and harm to "national security" and the country’s economy.

It also underscored the validity of official and internationally recognized documents and maps covering Sudan’s borders, given the current tensions with Æthiopia.

Defense Minister Yassin Ibrahim told the media that the council was briefed on the situation on the border and the "harmful activity" taking place along the northwestern border with Libya. The border triangle shared between Sudan, Egypt and Libya is notorious for drugs and arms smuggling, human trafficking and illegal migration.

The council also received a report on the festivities that had erupted in the Soba region south of Khartoum between the state security forces and gangs.

Soba on Thursday was the scene of a shootout between security forces and armed factions that had signed the Juba peace agreement.

Members of the faction had taken up temporary residence at the Rahaf cop shoppe. An order was issued for their eviction that they promptly rejected and a shootout ensued. The army and rapid support forces were forced to intervene to evict them.

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

Africa North
Egypt Designates 31 Muslim Brotherhood Members as Terrorist
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] An Egyptian court on Friday added 31 members of the banned Moslem Brüderbund to terrorist lists for a period of five years.

Among them is Aisha Shater, daughter of the group’s deputy leader Khairat al-Shater.

She is facing charges of joining a terrorist group that was formed in violation of the law and of incitement against the state.

All 31 members were charged with corroborating in 2018 with a terrorist group in achieving its goals, receiving funding for terrorist purposes and taking part in a criminal conspiracy with the aim of committing a terrorist crime.

Egypt banned the Brotherhood in 2014, designating it as a terrorist organization.

It has been accused of involvement in violent mostly peaceful acts that took place after the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi — a member of the group — in 2013.

Hundreds of its leaders and supporters, including its supreme guide Mohammed Badie, are on trial on charges largely related to incitement to violence. Several verdicts, including death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
s, have been issued against the suspects.

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Saudi Defenses Shoot Down 3 Armed Houthi Drones Fired at Kingdom
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Antifa gathered for a direct action in Croydon, south London to fight a small group of protesters calling for immigration/migration restrictions

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [90 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

Fifth Column
Shooting in Olympia, Wash. where antifa came to confront anti-vaccine mandate protesters

Tusitala “Tiny” Toese: a Samoan-American who used to find Trump voters to beat up until he met and spoke with the Japanese-American Patriot Prayer founder Joey Gibson, then became a proud Proud Boy, having found with them a much better reason to be involved.
Related from February, our little boy is growing up: Far right protest brawler assists with security at Clark County GOP meeting
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#2  Fists to skateboards to knives to guns. Antifa commies keep escalating as long as government covers for them.
Posted by: Vortigern McCoy4032 || 09/05/2021 5:50 Comments || Top||


Until ANTI-FArt has its day of reckoning, it will only continue escalating its violence.

Question: Where were the Olympia, Wash Police or State Police during this well in advance known protest?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/05/2021 6:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Hmmm. Our local vaccine absolutist often urges violence against people who have other opinions. I bet he got a woody over this. If he actually could...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 8:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Interesting - trailing wife deleted a bunch of my comments just for calling him an asshole; that's why I haven't bothered commenting for the past week.
Posted by: Raj || 09/05/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Raj. He's not worth your attention. Take in his crap and come at it sideways as I did above.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 9:07 Comments || Top||

#7  Local vaccine absolutist has several times said he'd like to "punch Ron DeSantis in the mouth." I've invited him to come on down for a righteous Florida beat-down. He doesn't have much to say to that.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 9:10 Comments || Top||

#8  #6 - true.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/05/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#9  So - okay for me to resume regular Rantburg activities, despite trailing wife?
Posted by: Raj || 09/05/2021 11:16 Comments || Top||

#10  TW does not hate you. She just tries to keep it civil here and she deserves all our applause for that. As for COVID cultists, don't attack the person, destroy the faulty logic and bad information.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

#11  Faulty logic: a disease no worse than the flu should abrogate all constitutional rights. Destroy.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 11:29 Comments || Top||

#12  You will hear COVID cultists screech "It's not the flu." Red flag.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 11:32 Comments || Top||

#13  All the moderators know the rules, Raj dear, and enforce as needed. Mostly by the time I come along, the situation has been dealt with.

M., my thanks for your gallantry and wise advice.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||

#14  Geeze, I'm blushing over here, Mrs. Wife...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 14:13 Comments || Top||

#15  Tiny is a good guy. Met him at Berkeley and in Portland during a Patriot Prayer event. He and his very young son performed a Samoan War Chant - a crowd favorite.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/05/2021 21:15 Comments || Top||

Antifa are having another gathering to honor murderer Michael Reinoehl

Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

ANTI-FArt is honoring, NOT ostracizing a known POS MURDERER.

A little bkgrd for some.

Their POS "Che" wanta-be was responsible for the August 29, 2020 murder of Aaron Danielson.

Their POS was located a few days later (not weeks) when we still had real Law Enforcement under the TRUMP Admin.

There the POS with extra Ammo-Mags, repeatedly fired on Law Enforcement officers. In fact the POS had loaded fresh clip, just before being justifiably removed from this world, the same way he treated others in it.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/05/2021 7:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Should I buy a rat poison trap to honor Stalin's death every year? Just askin'
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 11:14 Comments || Top||

Conspiracy to murder Hindu leaders: NIA charges ISIS terrorist from Bengaluru
[OneIndia]The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against one 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....
terrorist in connection with the al-Hind Bengaluru module case.

The supplementary chargesheet was filed against Shihabudeen under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Indian Penal Code. The case was first registered by the Suddaguntepalya Police Station, Bengaluru, Karnataka against Mehboob Pasha and 16 others.

Pasha a resident of Gurappanapalya, Bengaluru, Karnataka in association with Khaja Moideen Jalal accused in several cases registered in Tamil Nadu related to terrorism, and murder of Hindu leaders, formed a terrorist gang by recruiting young Moslems in South India.

They had selected Bengaluru as their base and conducted several criminal conspiracy meetings in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu since April, 2019. They had propagated the ideology of the proscribed terrorist organization, ISIS and conspired to collect arms and explosives for murdering coppers and Hindu leaders. The case was later taken over by the NIA.

Investigation has revealed that Shihabudeen Rajesh was part of the larger conspiracy and as per the directions of Khaja Moideen had collected and handed over arms and ammunitions in Mumbai to other accused persons. These arms were further used in the murder of SSI Wilson of Tamil Nadu Police.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I hate Modi for not being a fascist enough.
Posted by: Wren || 09/05/2021 3:31 Comments || Top||

Civilians injured, abducted in ISIS attack near Kirkuk city
[Rudaw] 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....
(ISIS) gunnies attacked a village west of the city of Kirkuk late Wednesday night, kidnapping one civilian and injuring several others, according to security and border forces.

Clashes erupted between the group and residents of old Shahal village, leading to the injuries of two people. While driving the injured to the hospitals, a bomb planted on the road detonated injuring five more civilians.

"They [ISIS] were waiting for the Iraqi forces to come and for the bomb to detonate, but when this house brought the injured, the bomb detonated," resident of new Shahal village Muayad Ramazan, told Rudaw’s Hardi Mohammed on Thursday.

"They injured seven of them and kidnapped one," Sabeer Osman, a relative of one of the injured told Rudaw, noting that the injured were taken to Erbil and one is in a critical situation.

ISIS concurrently attacked the new Shahal village, injuring a member of the Iraqi forces and killing another.

An Iraqi official, who preferred to stay anonymous for safety reasons, claimed at least 15 members of the terror group had made their way toward the city from Qarachokh mountain.

ISIS sleeper cells are particularly active in parts of northern and western Iraq that are disputed by Erbil and Baghdad, including in the provinces of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Diyala, and Salahaddin. The group takes advantage of a lack of coordination between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces in these rugged areas.

Militants have conducted around 134 attacks in disputed territories so far this year, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Peshmerga Jabar Yawar told Rudaw on Monday, noting that most of the attacks took place in areas between Kifri and Tuz Khurmatu, as well as in eastern and western Kirkuk.

On Tuesday, the group grabbed credit for an attack on a village southwest of Kirkuk. It used rocket-propelled grenades (RPG), according to villagers, killing at least 25 cows and seven sheep and goats, and burning five cars and tractors and two houses. It also launched a mortar attack on a village near Kifri town.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Gulf proposal to settle Afghan refugees in Iraq in exchange for privileges
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  Anywhere but here works for me.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 7:56 Comments || Top||

Three injured in Turkish bombardment in Duhok
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Only three? A downright tragedy.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

Bodyguards of a former parliament speaker injured in an armed attack
[SHAFAQ] Two members of a former parliament speaker personal protection team were maimed in an armed attack targeting their vehicle in Diyala.

A source told Shafaq News Agency that two officers who serve in the personal protection staff of Iraq's former parliament speaker, Salim al-Jubouri, were maimed in an armed attack in al-Miqdadiyah, 40 kilometers to the northeast of Baquba.

"The attack resulted in minor injuries, and the two officials were discharged from the hospital after receiving treatment," the source continued, "security forces started an investigation into the circumstances of the incident."
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

PMF commander injured in a bomb attack in Diyala
Time for Dire Revenge™
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  dead would be better. Pray for sepsis
Posted by: Frank G || 09/05/2021 10:24 Comments || Top||

Gazans continue to launch balloons towards southern Israel
[JPost] I'd think a major smiting is in order
Gazans continued to launch balloons toward southern Israel a day after a 26-year-old Palestinian man was killed and several others injured as thousands of rioters clashed along the border fence with Israel.

Accounts on social media shared pictures of Palestinians launching the balloons on Saturday, with one man saying that they were launching the balloons to honor those killed by Israeli troops.

"We are launching balloons loaded with pictures of the martyrs who were assassinated by the Zionist enemy, and messages bearing threats to them," one man was quoted by Shebab News Agency as saying.

The man said that while the balloons they launched did not have any incendiary devices attached, "Our message is that if the enemy continues to blockade Gaza, the balloons will be loaded with burning flames and explosives instead of messages and pictures of the martyrs."

The Hamas-run Health Ministry announced that Ahmed Mustafa Mahmoud Saleh
...his name just keeps getting longer. First it was Ahmad Saleh, then Ahmed Mustafa Salah, now he is suddenly a four-namer, and the final name has two different spellings...
from the Jabalya refugee camp died after he was shot in the stomach during the riots.

Another 15 Palestinians, including five children, were injured during the riots in which demonstrators hurled explosive devices and burned tires. Troops responded with live fire and tear gas.

Saleh was the third Palestinian killed during recent protests along the border fence, including 12-year-old Omar Abu Nil and 36-year-old Hamas operative Osama Duiej.


Hamas threatens more Gaza violence: ‘All means available to break the siege’
[IsraelTimes] Incendiary balloon units reportedly set to resume attacks on Israel amid ongoing disagreements over improving living conditions in the enclave.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Russia Confirms Israel Bombed Syria from Lebanon's Airspace
It’s always nice when the enemy’s trainers confirm the op. See here and here for reports on the Israeli bombing run.
[AnNahar] The Russian military, which provides air-defense systems to Syria, has said that Syria had shot down more than 20 missiles launched from Israeli F-15 fighter jets from 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, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that...
's airspace during the Thursday night raid.

Rear Adm.Vadim Kulit, head of the Russian military's Reconciliation Center in Syria, said Syrian air defense units downed 21 of the 24 guided missiles launched by the Israeli aircraft with Russia-supplied air defense systems. He didn't specify what Syrian facilities were targeted by Israeli jets and whether they inflicted any casualties or damage.

Syria's state news agency SANA had said that the missiles were launched from the area southeast of neighboring Lebanon and targeted areas near Damascus.

The Israeli military, which rarely speaks of its operations in the war-ravaged country, did not acknowledge that they carried out any Arclight airstrike

It said only that a surface-to-air missile launched from Syrian territory towards Israeli air space went kaboom! over the Mediterranean Sea on Friday, and that residents in central Israel had located several missile fragments on the ground.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/05/2021 00:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Bastards! Every time a UFO comes around and bombs Syria, they blame it on the Jews!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/05/2021 2:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Stand off weapons are the future.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/05/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ As recent events in Wuhan, China bear witness.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/05/2021 12:41 Comments || Top||

#4  The Personal Touch, or, Brass... pretty much anything that rhymes with "Knuckles"

"Standoffish?!?" An affable elf
Of Delphi: "A shelf full of pelf
Have I made selling arms
And long marches and harms,
But I'm fondest of stand-ins, myself!"

Posted by: Lemuel Trotsky2537 || 09/05/2021 16:48 Comments || Top||

US Adds Four Iranian Operatives to Sanctions List
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] The United States has sanctioned four Iranian intelligence operatives behind a failed plot to kidnap an Iranian-American journalist and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
activist, the US Treasury Department said Friday.

Senior Iran-based intelligence official Alireza Shahvaroghi Farahani leads a network of intelligence operatives, including Mahmoud Khazein, Kiya Sadeghi, and Omid Noori, tasked with targeting Iranian dissidents in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.
The sanctions come after US prosecutors in July charged the four with plotting to kidnap the New York-based journalist who was critical of Tehran, whom Rooters previously confirmed was journalist Masih Alinejad.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Former Iran Army Chief Dies of Covid-19
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Former Iranian armed forces chief Hassan Firouzabadi, who once accused Western nations of spying on the country using lizards, has died of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
aged 70, local media reported on Friday.

Revolutionary Guards chief Hossein Salami praised Firouzabadi’s "continuous efforts" to defend "the sacred system of Iran", in a statement published on the Guards’ Sepahnews website.

A trained doctor, Firouzabadi joined the Basij volunteer militia during the Iran-Iraq war of 1980-88.

Serving in administrative roles, he swiftly rose up its ranks before being named head of the armed forces in September 1989 by Iran’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei
...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...
, remaining in the post until 2016.

Iran’s armed forces chief has authority over both the regular army and the Revolutionary Guard Corps.

That made Firouzabadi one of the main architects of Iranian military support for Baghdad and Damascus in their battles against the ISIS group and other turban movements.

Replaced by Mohammad Hossein Bagheri at the head of the armed forces, Firouzabadi then served as Khamenei’s military adviser until his death.

The Fars news agency reported that he died after contracting Covid-19.

In 2018, during an international face-off over the death in jail of Iranian-Canadian environmentalist Kavous Seyed Emami, Firouzabadi accused Western countries of using lizards and chameleons as "nuclear spies" to "find uranium mines and atomic activity" in Iran.
Posted by: Fred || 09/05/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  One hopes it was a lingering death.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/05/2021 0:39 Comments || Top||

#2  per worldometer, Iran has been hit really hard by the Delta variant. Over 500 fatalities each day since 8 August - and those are official and probably under reported numbers
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/05/2021 16:09 Comments || Top||

#3  who once accused Western nations of spying on the country using lizards,

In fairness, lizards are a sneaky bunch...

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/05/2021 16:42 Comments || Top||

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