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Good Morning

How Has Joe Biden Become So Unpopular?
Wednesday September 8th, 2021

yvonnecraig045
Women's riot erupts in Kabul - Taliban bewildered; 2 protesters toes up in Herat
Who is who in the new government of Afghanistan
Thousands of Anti-Taliban Fighters Can Return 'Anytime', Says Massoud
Iran Guards Threaten to Attack Opposition Positions in Iraqi Kurdistan
Assad Receives Lebanese Druze Delegation
Algeria: 27 Suspected Members of Separatist Group Arrested
"Surprise Surprise - Fauci Lied
Again": Rand Paul Reacts To Wuhan Bombshell

Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wow
Posted by: Wren || 09/08/2021 9:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Ah-rooooooo!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2021 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-Na-BATGIRL!!!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 09/08/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ and Marta the green Orion slave girl in a Star Trek episode. Yowza!
Posted by: Warthog || 09/08/2021 13:23 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Lord Garth might want to comment... ;)
Posted by: Warthog || 09/08/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||

#6  The beach was hot. A sizzling shot!
A dour Scot Yvonne was not.
"Though, not to brag, I am a Craig."
"Mohs hardness 11," said 007.
Posted by: Bertie Hupusosh4648 || 09/08/2021 15:04 Comments || Top||

#7  For our foreign and much younger readers not up on Americana references.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2021 18:06 Comments || Top||

#8  A little bit of a Diana Rigg look there.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/08/2021 19:33 Comments || Top||

#9  #6 - Bonus points for Moh's hardness ref
Posted by: Frank G || 09/08/2021 20:03 Comments || Top||

#10 
Yvonne Joyce Craig was an American actress and ballet dancer best known for her role as Batgirl in the 1960s television series Batman and as the green-skinned Orion slave girl Marta in the Star Trek episode "Whom Gods Destroy". The Huffington Post called her "a pioneer of female superheroes" for television.
Born:
Yvonne Joyce Craig, May 16, 1937, Taylorville, Illinois, U.S.
Died:
August 17, 2015, Pacific Palisades, California, U.S.
Posted by: Jererong Floque9236 || 09/08/2021 20:12 Comments || Top||

#11 






Posted by: Winky Scourge of the Slytherins1156 || 09/08/2021 23:29 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
83 Unaccompanied Migrant Children Found in Single Group in AZ Desert
[Breitbart]

Related: Migrant Woman Killed While Crossing Road in Texas County 80 Miles from Border
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 10:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Do a genetic swab on each and if an adult shows up to claim them has matching DNA --- Arrest 'em, charge them with Child Endangerment and anything else that will stick Then throw the parents in jail for a long, long time.
Posted by: magpie || 09/08/2021 16:35 Comments || Top||

#2  the government won't arrest anyone for breaking into the country illegally, they aren't going to arrest anyone for child endangerment.
this is the direct result of signaling to the invaders that if they have kids with them they won't be sent back. and we pointed out what would happen, at the time. and we were called rayciss for it.
Posted by: Retard Strength || 09/08/2021 17:40 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
NPR: Afghans Arriving in U.S. with ‘No Paperwork' or ‘Just Scraps of Paper'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 10:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They can apply for asylum or wait until Congress offers a special legal status as it did for those fleeing the aftermath of the Vietnam War.

These people are NOT Vietnamese.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Coming in via the Rio Grande?
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/08/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||

#3  Fast forward two years and we have one or more major terrorist attacks by the people we "evacuated".
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/08/2021 14:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Much sooner than that I expect.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 16:13 Comments || Top||

#5  All this, and yet Americans waving passports were turned away at the gate by our own military and state department.

There is more to this than just incompetence.
Posted by: Chealing Chomotle4158 || 09/08/2021 16:24 Comments || Top||

#6  This here gum wrapper is my vaccine passport. See how far that gets you...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/08/2021 17:25 Comments || Top||


CENTCOM: Pakistani military are assisting the Taliban offensive in Panjshir; Talib sez they didn’t kill Fahim Dashti
No longer Indian RUMINT.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Talib sez they didn’t kill Resistance front spokesperson Fahim Dashti

[ToloNews] Acting minister of information and culture and spokesperson of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
Zabiullah Mujahid said that the spokesperson of the resistance forces in Panjshir province Fahim Dashti was not killed by their fighters.

Zabiullah Mujahid said that Dashti along with Commander Abdul Wodood were killed as a result of intra-resistance conflicts in Panjshir province.

Fahim Dashti, a prominent Afghan journalist and one of the strong critics of the previous Afghan government along with Abdul Wodood, the nephew of slain Ahmad Shah Masoud were killed in Panjshir province on Monday night.

As per Zabiullah Mujahid, the two were killed while mediating between General Jurat and commander Gul Haidar.

Mujahid said that Jurat wanted to surrender and join the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan who was then opposed by other commanders.

Co-leader of the resistance forces in Panjshir province, Ahmad Masoud in a voice clip on Monday said that he has lost his family member and spokesperson of the resistance.

Masoud added that the forces will have another spokesperson soon.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  True. Dashti and Wodood were drone striked by Pakistanis.
Posted by: Whoting Phomolet9789 || 09/08/2021 2:13 Comments || Top||

#2  And that is why you could never win the 'war' in Afghanistan. The duplicity of both the Pakistan and American governments made it so.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/08/2021 7:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Backstory: the Pak troops working in AFG usually keep their Pak mil ID's on them, so that hopefully their bodies will be returned home.
Because nobody wants to be buried in AFG.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/08/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2021 12:05 Comments || Top||

#5  What's that old saying? Oh, right. Follow the money.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/08/2021 12:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, it's not like we're doing joint exercises with the Pakistani navy. Oh wait!
Posted by: Matt || 09/08/2021 14:01 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Algeria: 27 Suspected Members of Separatist Group Arrested
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Algerian police said Monday that they had arrested 27 people suspected of belonging to a separatist group that Algiers considers a "terrorist" organization.

The individuals were arrested over the previous 48 hours in a case involving "undermining national unity, harming public order and inciting a gathering", on suspicion of belonging to the Movement for the Autonomy of Kabylie (MAK), authorities said in a statement.

It said 25 people were arrested in Kherrata, which last week saw festivities between protesters and police after a march in support of prisoners of conscience was banned.

AFP quoted the statement as saying that security forces were maimed during the festivities in the town, which is located in the traditionally restive northeastern Kabylie region.

Two other people were arrested in an area around 60 kilometers away, according to the statement.

Items including "military clothing, bladed weapons" and MAK material were found in the individuals' homes, it added.

The suspects were trying to "sow strife and fear among citizens and re-activate sleeper cells of this terrorist organization, on the order of foreign parties", the statement said.

Algeria's Human Rights League (LADDH) on Sunday had called for the release of more than 20 people who it said had been arrested.

Separately, the LADDH said that authorities had arrested "journalist and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
defender Hassan Bouras" on Monday and searched his home in northwestern El Bayadh.

It said it did not know the reason for Bouras's arrest.

Bouras, who is also a LADDH member, had been sentenced to a year in prison in 2016 for "insulting a judge, a public forces member and a government body".

Rights group Amnesia Amnesty International at the time called Bouras a "prisoner of conscience" and said he had been sentenced "for a video denouncing corruption of local officials in the city of El Bayadh".

According to prisoners' rights group CNLD, around 200 people are in jail in connection with the Hirak pro-democracy protest movement that has shaken the country sporadically since 2019, or over individual freedoms.

Kherrata is seen as the cradle of the protests.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Europe
Sweden arrests 2 women suspected of war crimes in Syria
[AlAhram] Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday

Swedish authorities arrested two women from Sweden suspected of committing war crimes in Syria, the prosecutors office and local media said Tuesday, the first such arrests in the Scandinavian country.

According to a statement from the prosecutor's office , three women from the territories once controlled by 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 arrived on Monday at the Stockholm airport. Two were arrested while a third one, who is not considered a suspect, was released after questioning.

Prosecutors Hanna Lemoine and Karolina Wieslander, in charge of the two cases, told Swedish news agency TT that the two arrested will be questioned further before the prosecution decides whether to formally charge them.

Swedish broadcaster SVT said one of the two women is also suspected of genocide and crimes against humanity.

TT said the Kurdish regional government in northeastern Syria _ where the Islamic State group had set up the headquarters of its self-styled caliphate before its collapse in 2017 _ decided in June to deport the women, who all had been part of IS and are Swedish citizens.

'We cannot or do not have the resources to bring them to justice,' Shiyar Ali, the Kurdish representative in the Nordic countries, told TT. 'Just the fact that they have been part of a terrorist organization is frightening, considering what IS has committed'.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Anne Linde told TT on Monday that Sweden, unlike other countries, had not brought back on its own initiative Swedish citizens who were part of IS in Syria.

'We have not repatriated the women,' Linde told TT. 'It is a different matter when the Kurdish self-government decides to expel the women. Then we have a responsibility just like everyone else to receive our citizens'.

In March, a woman was sentenced to three years in prison in Sweden for taking her 2-year-old son to Syria in 2014, to an area that was then controlled by IS. The woman had allegedly told the child's father that she and the boy were only going on a holiday to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
. However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
once in Turkey, the two crossed into Syria and IS-run territory.

The woman later managed to escape to Turkey where she was arrested with her son and two other children she had given birth to in the meantime, while living with an IS fighter from Tunisia. She was extradited from Turkey to Sweden.

In neighboring Norway, a 30-year-old Norwegian woman who was repatriated by Norway from a refugee camp in Syria because her son was sick, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison by an Oslo court for participating in the Islamic State group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/08/2021 01:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Government Corruption
Good eye Helmut - German soldier finds suspicious items in Ramstein refugee baggage
[Just The News] A male Afghan refugee who was departing the Ramstein Air Base in Germany for the United States was detained Monday after it was discovered during pre-flight screening that he had blasting caps and other explosives materials in his carry-on luggage, three U.S. officials told Just the News.
Items in the graphic are representative of the items found.
The man, who was born in the early 1990s and an Afghan citizen, was working as contractor for the U.S. government when he was evacuated, and officials believe the materials were related to his work and not terrorism, officials said.

Nonetheless, the man was placed on a restricted list and prevented from traveling to the U.S., according to a Transportation Security Administration summary of the incident obtained by Just the News. "Subject has been moved to a 'red list' and will not travel to the U.S." and U.S. air marshals were advised, the TSA memo stated.

Screeners, including a member of the German military assisting the U.S. at the Air Force base in Germany, found five blasting caps, one igniter switch, a "def cord" and one shock tube when the refugee was apprehended late Monday morning German time, according to officials and the TSA summary report.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [317 views] Top|| File under:

#1  WHAT IF ....Looking down a DC Scenario Road considered by many well traveled.

Everyone ask yourselves how many did we "accidentally" bring into the USA?

Now remind yourselves.
The 20th anniversary of 9-11 is 3 days away.

BTW: Don't narrowly think Suicide Vest application.
Think larger applications. Like a Semi-hauling Hazmat Class 2 Fuel or Inhalation Hazard or Class 7 Radioactive materials for Dirty Waste scenario.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/08/2021 6:33 Comments || Top||

#2  A small correction:

"believe the materials were related to his work: and not terrorism
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/08/2021 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Think larger applications. Like a Semi-hauling Hazmat Class 2 Fuel or Inhalation

Fuel/Air Explosive (FAE)

College football fans pack stadiums

You conspiracy guys are really paranoid.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 8:58 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Coulda done without that Skidmark. I can say no more.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/08/2021 17:58 Comments || Top||

#6 
#3 Skidmark
The one thing I learned from having worked around some extremely talented personnel, who were actually paid to think Morbidly Abnormal regarding Security and then plan for it is:

If you can imagine it, someone is already trying to work it out and do it. Therefore we must beat them to the goal line.



Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/08/2021 18:04 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ goes without saying. Thing is, well... Garland, TX. We're not trying to beat em -anyone- "to the punch" anymore. Why? The results are considered to be of more value. It's that simple.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 09/08/2021 18:24 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
WATCH: 27 Migrants Rescued from Locked Railcars near Border in Texas
[Breitbart] Del Rio Sector Border Patrol agents rescued a group of migrants locked inside a railcar in Eagle Pass, Texas. Border Patrol officials in the Del Rio and Laredo Sectors report increases in the use of trains to smuggle migrants.

Union Pacific Railroad Police summoned Border Patrol agents to a freight yard in Eagle Pass, Texas, on September 1. In an all-too-common occurrence, Border Patrol agents removed 27 migrants hidden in multiple railcars. Agents found one migrant, hidden in a new car recently assembled in Mexico. Agents treated the migrant who became unresponsive from heat exhaustion.

In all, a total of 11 migrants were found hiding in a single rail car along with the unresponsive migrant. A more exhaustive search of the entire train led to the arrest of another 16 migrants found hiding in other freight cars. A seven-year-old boy was among the group of male and female migrants rescued from the simmering rail cars.

Temperatures in the area remain in the high 90’s creating higher temperatures in the sealed railroad cars.

The discovery of migrants hidden on freight trains is a near-daily occurrence. The migrants are found near the border and sometimes miles away during inspections by Border Patrol agents and local law enforcement officials. Migrants are increasingly finding unique and sometimes dangerous places to hide on the numerous freight trains leaving Eagle Pass bound for the interior of the United States.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 10:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Iraq
Three ISIS terrorists in the custody of Iraqi security forces
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] Iraqi security forces apprehended a senior ISIS figure who served as a commander of the terrorist organization in Diyala.

In a blurb issued earlier today, Tuesday, Minister of Interior, Othman al-Ghanmi, said that the terrorist is wanted for multiple killings in al-Khuwayles village in Diyala in 2007.

The terrorist has been undercover since then, according to the Minister.

Elsewhere, a statement of the Military Intelligence Directorate said that a force from the intelligence regiment of the 16th division arrested a wanted ISIS terrorist at al-Barari checkpoint between Saladin and Nineveh.

The arrestee operated in the terrorist organization’s aerial defense division.

In the same context, the Military Intelligence caught another terrorist in al-Jadaa camp, south of Nineveh.

The statement said that both arrestees are wanted by the Iraqi Judiciary in accordance with the provisions of Article 4/Terrorism.
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel warned against 'collective punishment' of Palestinian inmates after jailbreak
[EN.ALGHADEERTV.NET] The Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
strongly has warned the Israeli regime against trying to punish other Paleostinian prisoners over the recent escape of six inmates from a maximum-security Israeli jail.
The Paleostinian resistance movement issued the warning in a statement on Tuesday after Paleostinian sources revealed that the regime was administering "collective punishment" to prisoners, including some of Jihad’s senior figures, after the jailbreak.

The prisoners, five of whom belong to the group, escaped the Gilbao Prison in the northern part of the occupied territories through an underground tunnel. The facility has earned notoriety as the Israeli version of the Guantanamo prison.

Despite conducting a thorough search for an entire day, the Israeli police service has failed so far to find any clues about the escapees’ current whereabouts.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pound, the little lost dog had finished eating the rat terrier...
the Paleostinian Wafa news agency said the regime had begun taking out the embarrassment on other Paleostinian inmates through a number of measures.

It has transferred more than a dozen prisoners from Gilbao’s second ward to another Israeli prison and stopped allowing prisoners access to television. The regime has also taken five of the Islamic Jihad’s leaders to Gilbao’s interrogation center, and begun rummaging every nook and cranny throughout the prison.

The resistance group said it was monitoring the situation at Israeli prisons, advising Tel Aviv against taking "retaliatory measures" against the prisoners.

The movement said it would not leave its prisoners alone and noted that whatever "Israeli terrorist action" against them was to be met with its due response.

"The Israeli regime should know this that violations targeting the prisoners are our redline," it said, adding, "We are prepared to and capable of defending our prisoners and have several options at our disposal to do so."


Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad (Palestian)

#1  How many of these prisoners aided & abetted the jailbreakers, like half of 'em? Thirty days in the hole 'til they talk.
Posted by: Raj || 09/08/2021 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Palestinian prisoners at large, wanted dead or alive
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/08/2021 10:15 Comments || Top||

#3  there is no issue of collective punishment in US jails and prisons. Let 1 guy do some shit and everyone will be sitting in their cells all day for a month or so.
Posted by: Chris || 09/08/2021 11:09 Comments || Top||


IDF equips field battalions with large quantity of advanced military gear for maneuvers vs. Hezbollah and Hamas
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Hope it will stand up to top of the line US gear... (Probably will.)
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/08/2021 14:48 Comments || Top||

#2  The US has been fielding lighter, hander and more comfortable gear for years. Better suited to Israel's specific military needs? The jury is out on that.
Posted by: magpie || 09/08/2021 16:32 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Satellite imagery shows three Iranian tankers that brought in Iranian crude oil to Baniyas
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [114 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Sanctions? What sanctions?
Posted by: Tom || 09/08/2021 6:50 Comments || Top||



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Wed 2021-09-08
  UN Vows Full Support For The Taliban
Tue 2021-09-07
  Four Americans Leave Afghanistan by Land in First Departures Since US Pullout
Mon 2021-09-06
  Pak Taliban claims suicide blast near Afghan border that killed 4
Sun 2021-09-05
  General Milley: ‘What You Saw Unfold' with Afghanistan Evacuation Was One of the Plans'
Sat 2021-09-04
  Egypt pumps toxic gas into Gaza tunnel, three Palestinians dead
Fri 2021-09-03
  British-born ISIS "Beatle'' due to plead guilty
Thu 2021-09-02
  Taliban confirm that the group’s Supreme Leader Hibatullah Akhundzada will be top authority
Wed 2021-09-01
  Six Iraqis on death row executed, three for 'terrorism': medic
Tue 2021-08-31
  Final US evacuation flights leave, ending America’s 20-year Afghanistan war, equipment left behind disabled
Mon 2021-08-30
  US Airstrike Hits Suicide Bombers Targeting Kabul Airport
Sun 2021-08-29
  Last British flight evacuating civilians from Afghanistan leaves Kabul
Sat 2021-08-28
  Biden Pledges to 'Hunt Down' Those Behind Airport Attack
Fri 2021-08-27
  Karzai, Abdullah house-arrested by Taliban in Kabul
Thu 2021-08-26
  Bomb explodes in northern gate of Kabul airport
Wed 2021-08-25
  Taliban Vows to Help Fight Climate Change

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