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Antifa have called off their planned Friday night direct action (DA) riot in Portland
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Down Under
Man jailed after crashing into police cars with 600 pounds of meth
[NYPOST] An Australian drug courier was caught with 600 pounds of methamphetamine after he rammed his transport van into two cop cars — and has now been sentenced to more than six years in prison, reports said.

Simon Tu, 28, was driving a Toyota HiAce with the $145 million in drugs in July 2019 when he plowed into two patrol cars parked right outside the Eastwood town cop shoppe, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

He fled, but police caught up with him about an hour later. When cops searched Tu’s van, they found multiple cardboard boxes stuffed with crystal meth.

"This would be one of the easiest drugs busts that NSW Police has ever made — incredible, absolutely incredible," Detective Glyn Baker of the Ryde Police said, according to CNN
...formerly the Cable News Network, now who know what it might stand for...
affiliate Seven News.

Earlier this year, Tu pleaded guilty to supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

District Court Judge Penelope Hock in New South Wales slapped Tu with the jail sentence on Friday, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Tu will be eligible for parole in July 2023.

During a hearing this week, Tu’s lawyer, Phillip Boulten, described his client’s actions as "negligent and shambolic," according to the news outlet.

"His driving is what gave it all away, and his role was to drive, so that in some sense it was a hopeless execution of the task he was asked to perform," Boulten said.

Hock added, "Shambolic is a good word."

Tu has refused to confess to police where the drugs came from or who told him to pick them up.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  et Brute, Tu?
Posted by: Thumper Crimp1804 || 09/12/2020 10:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Oooooooohhhh, well played, Thumper Crimp1804!
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2020 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Person could have a pretty good time at Mars with that.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 15:05 Comments || Top||

#4  How can you have that much gank and not be paranoid enough to avoid police cars?
Posted by: Secret Master || 09/12/2020 21:29 Comments || Top||

#5  DWO??
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 09/12/2020 23:30 Comments || Top||

Al-Qaeda threatens Charlie Hebdo staff after republication of Mohammed cartooons, according to SITE
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2020 8:06 Comments || Top||

Migrants left homeless after a refugee camp was gutted by fires on Lesbos protest a ban on travel to Greece's mainland
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Homeless after the refugee camp was burned down by fires set by the refugees. My sympathy bucket overflows. Wait, that's the spittoon.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/12/2020 2:56 Comments || Top||

#2  It’s going to take a decade or 2 but the peace agreement just might entice a lot of them to go home because their economies should improve.
Posted by: Cluper and Company4908 || 09/12/2020 12:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Boo hoo. Here's a poncho.
Posted by: gorb || 09/12/2020 15:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Chanting "#freedom" and "#Germany," thousands of migrants...
Lebensraum!! History has a sense of Irony it seems.
Posted by: magpie || 09/12/2020 18:58 Comments || Top||

Fifth Column
Portland: ''Kill the press''
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I admit I'm of two minds about this. I'm generally against stabbing people, but in this case... well, everything is a situation.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/12/2020 2:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Catch a hint, scribes. This is the way of all useful idiot flesh eventually...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2020 5:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Like SteveS says, can't argue with that notion.
Posted by: Raj || 09/12/2020 10:18 Comments || Top||

#4  well as long as it's a peaceful stabbing, the press shouldn't have a problem with it
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/12/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Good one. Or at least mostly peaceful stabbings, or sporadic stabbings.
Posted by: gorb || 09/12/2020 11:58 Comments || Top||

#6  so they have turned on their mouth pieces. I wonder if the protest will all of a sudden be reported on as violent.
Posted by: Chris || 09/12/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#7  [MSM reporter]: "Obviously the work of far-right infiltrators..." (/sarc)
Posted by: magpie || 09/12/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

#8  They never were Blamtifa's mouthpiece; they have their own propaganda wing.

The press would be the politician class' agents.

I wonder if my mental stream the other day is a bit more accurate than a wondering thought.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 13:58 Comments || Top||

#9  Never thought I'd agree with antifa about anything but...here it is.
Posted by: Elmung Hatrack5948 || 09/12/2020 14:16 Comments || Top||

#10  Portland: ''Kill the press'' if they report unfavorably on BLM-Antifa.

Been going on awhile now. Vids on the net show Antifa thugs swarming, beating up and destroying equipment of those taking video of things Antifa does not want seen.
Posted by: Croger Slamp6200 || 09/12/2020 14:22 Comments || Top||

#11  As the famous John Mckay, head coach was asked about his first year Tampa Bay Bucs execution.

His reply "I'm in favor of it".
Posted by: Slappy || 09/12/2020 15:16 Comments || Top||

#12  They probably think there are infiltrators and government agents filming everything and using it to figure out who is responsible for arson and murders, etc.. It certainly works out that way when 4chan gets involved.
Posted by: gorb || 09/12/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#13  #6 so they have turned on their mouth pieces. I wonder if the protest will all of a sudden be reported on as violent.

Nah. Stockholm Syndrome and all that.

Or think of the mentality of the average Bolshie caught up in the Great Terror.

"Please tell Comrade Stalin that I have always been loyal!"

Deep down inside most "liberals" admire the hard left as being more "authentic" and badass than they are.

That's why it's always dangerous to put even "soft liberals" in charge of anything.

At minimum, they will indulge the hard left and allow it to metastasize. At worst, they'll provide active assistance. Just look at Portland's mayor.

#12 They probably think there are infiltrators and government agents filming everything and using it to figure out who is responsible for arson and murders, etc.. It certainly works out that way when 4chan gets involved.

Wouldn't it be a shame if they were provided evidence of this by some entity or other?

Or imagine if they were given the names and addresses of various Soros lackeys who had been identified as Trump lackeys?
Posted by: charger || 09/12/2020 17:29 Comments || Top||

#14  ^ Denounce!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2020 17:42 Comments || Top||

#15  Portland: ''Kill the press''

Well, it doesn't look like you'll be last
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/12/2020 20:02 Comments || Top||

Portland catch and release
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Who in the name of all that's Holy comprised this herd of low IQ commie parents naming their soon to be angry, misfit daughters 'Joy', cause we sure have a crop of them.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/12/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#2  They are certainly getting creative with the war paint.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/12/2020 10:20 Comments || Top||

#3  This catch and release nonsense highlights the fact that jail time is not just about punishment for the perps, but also and maybe more importantly, about removing them from the community so they cannot continue afflicting their misbehavior on their fellow citizens.

tl;dr: If you lock them up, they are not out rioting the next day.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/12/2020 13:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Anyone want to take a guess at the result of Misty Dawn's tox screen?
Posted by: Matt || 09/12/2020 13:30 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ "it's complicated"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/12/2020 14:13 Comments || Top||

#6  My God..it's full of scars.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 14:20 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ Love that!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Most unfortunate of all, they are learning that breaking the law has no consequences at all.
Posted by: Tom || 09/12/2020 18:27 Comments || Top||

Antifa have called off their planned Friday night direct action (DA) riot in Portland

Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Perhaps they finally read the memo.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/12/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  9/11?
Posted by: gorb || 09/12/2020 8:55 Comments || Top||

#3  It would seem the Politburo has had enough, for the time being anyway.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/12/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

#4  Or they got warned that deputized state troopers were planning something big?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/12/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Or the weather report is calling for rain starting Monday so it's time to take the dogs and ponies home.
Posted by: Glong Speper9547 || 09/12/2020 22:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Enough leadership got arrested that the psycho sheep don't know what to do.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/12/2020 22:42 Comments || Top||

Krystyna Solodenko, 30-year-old amateur model from Ukraine, was arrested at a Portland antifa riot in July. She's one of few being prosecuted by DA
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  "Amateur model" -- not even rising to the level of "camgirl". Sheesh.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/12/2020 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Sgt. Stadanko
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2020 5:27 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Well, I'm sure she's not that HOLY CARP THAT'S SCARY.....

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/12/2020 5:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Jail her and deport after
Posted by: Frank G || 09/12/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#5  Amateur model? Well, with a face like that, it is any wonder?
Posted by: Clem || 09/12/2020 8:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Looks like she'd grow up to be Rosa Krebs.
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/12/2020 9:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Amature model? I bet she is. She is the "before" model.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/12/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Yeah, Revelle.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||

#9  amateur model from Ukraine = professional catfisher
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/12/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#10  Amateur Model? Perhaps in Radio....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/12/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Hand model
Posted by: Slappy || 09/12/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

Palm Desert man charged with firebombing La Quinta Republican Headquarters
[KESQ] A Palm Desert man was in jug Thursday and has been charged with the May 31 Molotov cocktailing of the East Valley Republican Women Federated (EVRWF) office in La Quinta, according to the Department of Justice.

Carlos Espriu, 23, was named in a federal criminal complaint that charged him with attempted arson.
Suspect caught on surveillance

Espriu was arrested by the Gang Impact Team in Indio on Wednesday at about 6:30 p.m., according to the Riverside County District Attorney's Office.

"Investigators determined that Espriu was attending a party in Indio on Sept. 9 and stopped a vehicle he was driving when he left the party," a district attorney news release said.

The criminal complaint alleged that on May 31, a masked Espriu used a metal baseball bat to break windows at the EVRWF headquarters, then "lighted an improvised incendiary device constructed of three bottles that he tossed through the windows before fleeing."

According to the complaint, Espriu then returned to the building a few minutes later and broke more windows. He then entered the building and retrieved the Molotov cocktails and walking away with the device.

He returned again about 30 seconds later, this time without a mask on, and threw the set of bottles once more into the building, which caused a fire to start.

News Channel 3 first covered the attack on June 1 and EVRWF put out stills of the Molotov cocktailing on June 2 in hopes of receiving tips leading to the suspect.

According to the DOJ, several people came forward with information that allowed law enforcement officials to identify Espriu.

Investigators discovered social media accounts believed to belong to Espriu, including a Twitter account that, three days before the EVRWF Molotov cocktailing, tweeted: "I wanna go burn sh** n get hit with tear gas."

Officials also saw Espriu repeatedly using a vehicle closely resembling one seen on the surveillance video.

The criminal complaint also revealed that Sherlocks served a search warrant at Espriu’s residence in July that led to the recovery of a green lighter which is very similar to the one used to light the Molotov cocktails.

Officials also recovered audio recordings from a dashboard camera in which they say Espriu is heard telling a woman in late June that he shaved his facial hair after seeing some of the surveillance video broadcast on local news.

In the audio recordings, Espriu says he manufactured the Molotov cocktails by filling three bottles with gasoline and inserting a towel into one bottle. He reportedly then recounts the details of the Molotov cocktailing as seen on the surveillance video, according to the complaint.

According to the DOJ, if he is convicted of attempted arson, Espriu would face a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of 20 years.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Sounds like more Democrat outsourcing, not sure if it's off-shoring or not.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/12/2020 11:27 Comments || Top||

Wealthy BLM protester's notes reveal plan to occupy luxury NYC apartments
[NYPOST] The wealthy young woman accused of rioting in Lower Manhattan cooked up plans to take over luxury apartments abandoned by “white flight” — and defend them by tossing bricks off rooftops, The Post has learned.

Clara Kraebber, whose parents own a $1.8 million co-op with river views on the Upper East Side, detailed her desire to build a “BLM [Black Lives matter] focused” network for “wealth re-distribution” in notes seized following her arrest last week, law enforcement sources said.

But in an ironic twist, The Post last week found Kraebber at her family’s second home: a 4-bedroom, 2-1/2 bathroom farmhouse that dates to 1730 and sits on nearly seven acres in rural Litchfield County, Conn.

At the time, she declined to discuss her alleged role in a window-smashing spree during a Black Lives Matter protest that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to at least five banks, two Starbucks coffee shops and a Duane Reade pharmacy.

Other tactics detailed in Kraebber’s notes include wearing “casual attire” before changing into black at the scene of a demonstration and monitoring police radio frequencies, sources said.

The dozens of hand-written pages also outline a “revolutionary strategy” that cites the murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky as inspiration, law-enforcement sources said.

“These are domestic terrorists looking to turn New York City into another Portland and Seattle,” said one source familiar with the writings.

“This is a planned conspiracy and the FBI should be investigating.”

Sources said cops found the notes following the Sept. 4 arrest of Kraebber, 20, whose since-deleted Facebook page identified her as a Rice University history major.

She’s among eight people charged with unleashing mayhem as demonstrators marching on Lafayette Street chanted, “Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground!”

The protest was sponsored by the New Afrikan Black Panther Party and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement, but Kraebber and most of the others busted with her are white and come from privileged backgrounds.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  "That's Kraebber, pronounced K-r-a-y-z-e-e..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2020 5:00 Comments || Top||

#2  ....Soooooooooooo let me see if I got this right: This heir to Lenin, Stalin and the rest of the gang had to write everything down...?

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/12/2020 5:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Every protestor, every liberal clown, time to put their asses in the ground!
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/12/2020 6:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Her parents nurtered, raised, and still support this little herpetic chancre. Time for a little group punishment. Burn their homes to the ground
Posted by: Frank G || 09/12/2020 6:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, I know where to start the confiscatory wealth redistribution.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/12/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess the goat identifies as a cat.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Saw a headline recently saying 15 percent of Manhattan apartments are vacant.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/12/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#8  Would it be suitable punishment to drop this coont in the middle of the Outback with one gallon of water and see how she fares?
Posted by: Raj || 09/12/2020 10:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Raj, being dropped in the middle of Outback with a gallon of water shouldn't be a challenge. She can always ask a waiter for directions ...
Oh. You meant THE Outback. In Australia. Not the restaurant.
Well, that's different.
Never mind. /Emily Litella
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/12/2020 10:52 Comments || Top||

#10  She'll soon be an aid on Mayor DeBoingo's staff. She checks all the boxes: female, communist, and has money.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/12/2020 11:14 Comments || Top||

#11  Can't unlock the Bane Achievement without closing the bridges.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 14:00 Comments || Top||

Left-Wing Agitator Arrested for Starting Fire in Washington
[AMGREATNESS] A Washington man with a history of left-wing agitation was arrested Wednesday evening after he allegedly started a fire in the brush along a highway near Tacoma.

Jeffrey Acord, 36, was charged for reckless burning in the second degree. He is now reportedly also a suspect in two other Washington wildfires.

Acord called 911 to report the fire he apparently started himself, and then livestreamed what ensued to his Facebook page.

Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Burke announced his arrest later on Twitter:

Accord had drawn attention to himself earlier in the day by walking around the highway holding a lighter, according to Q13Fox.

State patrol said they had spoken with him earlier on Wednesday morning when a woman called to report a man walking on the highway in Sumner holding a lighter.

The Sumner Grade Fire in Sumner and Bonney Lake has burned more than 800 acres and was 20 percent contained as of Thursday morning.

When an officer questioned Acord, he claimed that he was looking for his $1,000 recording equipment because the camera case had supposedly fallen out of his backpack while he was biking the previous day.

"I’ve been out here all day searching for my camera," Acord told police. "I’m trying to cover the area thoroughly."

During his Facebook Live broadcast, Acord did an Oscar-worthy job sounding alarmed by his fire.

The fire was contained to the interstate and extinguished by the local fire department, although Puyallup Police were forced to close the northbound ramp.

"There’s nothing you can connect to me to this at all," Acord stated before the video cut out. "I was literally calling this in."

Acord was detained in the Puyallup City Jail with bail set at $1,000 and then transferred to the Pierce County Jail where he was booked under a separate burglary charge.

The suspected antifa murderous Moslem has a history of anti-police protesting and encounters with law enforcement, court records show. According to his Facebook, Acord also attended a Black Lives Matter march in Seattle on June 5 of this year.

Previously in 2014, Acord was caught with a cache of weapons and arrested during the Ferguson Decision Protest. Officers found the man carrying a 7-inch knife in his backpack, a box of ammunition, an assault rifle, a shotgun, and a box full of illegal fireworks in his car, according to a KOMO news report. When officers contacted Acord, he admitted to carrying a loaded gun without a permit. His bail was set for $10,000. The following charges were levelled against him.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Aaaaaand, the political fact checkers rush to correct the record.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2020 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2  "bail set at $1000".
Wow. That's gonna show him the error of his ways.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/12/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Accord had drawn attention to himself earlier in the day by walking around the highway holding a lighter, according to Q13Fox.

I would have lost at least a rear view mirror.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/12/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#4  But..but..but:

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/12/2020 15:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Hmmm, why is it I find it difficult to believe the FBI anymore?
Posted by: Clem || 09/12/2020 17:02 Comments || Top||

#6  4+ years of the FBI mafia carrying water for the left and gas lighting the country. No thanks, we will believe the sheriff's office arrest records.
Posted by: Croger Slamp6200 || 09/12/2020 17:57 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Pro-Kurdish politician RemziyeTosun sentenced to 10 years in jail by Turkish court
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Home Front: WoT
Trump lauds Medal of Honor recipient Thomas ''Patrick'' Payne for hostage rescue
[SEATTLETIMES] President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
bestowed the Medal of Honor on a U.S. soldier Friday, calling him "one of the bravest men anywhere in the world" for his role in a daring 2015 missio n to rescue dozens of hostages who were set to be executed by 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....
gunnies in Iraq.

Trump picked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks to honor Sgt. Maj. Thomas "Patrick" Payne, who negotiated a barrage of enemy gunfire and repeatedly entered a burning building in a harrowing effort that saved more than 70 hostages. The president said that Payne, who was in high school on 9/11, and his classmates learned about the attacks on the United States from a teacher who solemnly relayed what had happened.

"In that moment, Pat was called to action," Trump said. "He knew that his country needed him."

Trump highlighted Payne’s "small-town America" upbringing and his family’s commitment to public service. The soldier grew up in Batesburg-Leesville and Lugoff, South Carolina. His wife Alison is a nurse, his father a police officer, and his two brothers serve in the Army and Air Force.

Payne, 36, was assigned to lead a team clearing one of two buildings known to house hostages in a nighttime operation in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk. The Oct. 22, 2015, raid quickly became complicated.

Kurdish forces working with U.S. troops attempted to blast a hole in the compound’s outer wall, but the blast failed. The explosion alerted the ISIS Death Eaters, who opened fire on the Kurdish forces.

Payne, a sergeant first class at the time of the mission, and his unit climbed over a wall to enter the prison compound. The soldiers quickly cleared one of the two buildings. Once inside the building, the unit encountered enemy resistance. The team used bolt cutters to break the locks off the prison doors, freeing 38 hostages, according to the White House.

Moments later, an urgent call over the radio came from other task force members engaged in an intense gun fight at the second building.

Between 10 to 20 Army soldiers, including Payne and Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, headed toward the second building that was partially on fire. Kurdish commandos were pinned down by the gunfire.

Wheeler was shot and killed, the first American killed in action since the U.S. launched renewed military intervention in Iraq against the Islamic State in 2014. Twenty ISIS fighters also were killed in the operation.

Payne called his fellow soldiers actions on that day "awe-inspiring." "It makes me proud to be an American," he said. Their legacies live on in this Medal of Honor."

The team scaled a ladder onto the roof of the one-story building under machine-gun fire. From their roof-top vantage, the commandos engaged the enemy with hand grenades and small arms fire, according to an official account.

At that point, ISIS fighters began to detonate their boom jackets, causing the roof to shake, Payne said in a statement.

ISIS fighters continued to exchange gunfire with the commandos as they entered the building. Once the door was kicked opened, both American and Kurdish commandos escorted dozens more hostages out of the burning building.

Payne reentered the building two more times to ensure every hostage was freed. He had to forcibly remove one of the hostages who was too frightened to move.
PJ Media has more background about the first Delta Force member to receive the honour while alive, and adds:
Trump praised Sgt. Major Payne as “one of the bravest men anywhere in the world” for his actions during an engagement in which 20 ISIS terrorists were killed and 75 hostages miraculously saved.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Thomas Payne.

Has a nice ring to it.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 09/12/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

Explosion in a battery factory in Tehran
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  More Bad Luck (TM)?
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/12/2020 9:02 Comments || Top||

Russian reconnaissance drones fly over southern Idlib, while regime forces renew rocket attacks on Jabal_Al_Zawiyah
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Drone strikes factions’ positions in Jabal_al_Zawiya, and “al_Fath_al_Mubin” kills regime soldier on western frontlines of Aleppo
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Al_Hawl camp ISIS members assassinate two women and young man, and injure others in tent housing Iraqi refugees
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In less than 24 hours Turkish forces and proxy factions shell three villages in Kurdish-held areas, north of Aleppo
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“Sultan_Murad, Ahrar_al_Sharqiya and al_Hamza Division” Factions loot electrical towers and private property in Ras_al_Ain areas (Sari Kanier)
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“De-escalation zone:” Regime forces target rural Aleppo and Idlib, as unidentified reconnaissance drone flies over Idlib
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Turkish officer promises Idlib residents changes in favor of Syrian opposition before end of next week
[SYRIAHR] a new chapter of Ottoman Turkish verbal promises has begun, as the officer in charge of the Ottoman Turkish post in the town of al-Mastuma told the people of Idlib that changes will be made in Idlib province before the end of next week, in favor of the Syrian opposition.

The officer has confirmed that if these changes did not occur, he would take off his military uniform and leave his job in the Ottoman Turkish army.

Residents in Idlib are still seeking assurances and verbal guarantees for the the military situation in the future in the Idlib area, after dozens of promises made by Ottoman Turkish military posts’ officers which are now controlled by the regime.

Many assurances and promises have been made to the people of the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib by Ottoman Turkish soldiers and officers, confirming the readiness of the Ottoman Turkish army for any potential confrontation with the regime forces if they advance to their areas and approach the Ottoman Turkish posts. However,
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their areas became under the control of regime forces and loyal militias, following the recent campaign of military escalation, which paved the way for regime forces to take control of the largest cities such as Ma’rat al-Numan and Saraqeb, as well as dozens of towns, villages and farms in rural Aleppo and Idlib.
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