[KhaamaPress] At least four people killed, including two civilians, and a dozen maimed after a cycle of violence embedded with bombs rushed through a wedding ceremony in Slorina of Khost province ... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name... , the Ministry of Defense confirmed Friday.
"During the terrorist attack, two Afghan National Army members and two civilians are killed," the ministry said in a statement. At least "one ANA member and 12 civilian injured."
According to the statement, an ANA member hosted the wedding as he celebrated his special day.
No group or individual has immediately grabbed credit for the attack.
General Asadullah Khalid, Acting Minister of the Ministry of Defense, expressed his deepest condolences to the victims’ family, praying for swift recovery of those battling for their lives in hospitals, the statement said.
[KhaamaPress] A 10-year-old boy has reportedly been rescued from kidnappers in the Injeel district of 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... province.
Thursday, Herat’s Governor Abdul Wahid Qatali said in a presser, the kidnapping networks have been identified and security officials are working for dismantling it.
Qatali has asked the security forces to completely destroy and disband the network’s operating in Herat province.
According to the reports, the leader of the network Sayed Mahmood was arrested during an operation conducted by National Defense Security in Saraaboland district.
A vehicle, Weapons, cell phones, chain, and tools used to hold the abductees were also retrieved in the scene, the report added.
[KhaamaPress] Interior Ministry said Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... several attacks in a week left at least 49 civilians dead and 49 others injured.
Interior Ministry’s spokesperson, Tariq Aryan said Thursday the Taliban carried 369 attacks in the previous week, targeting 22 provinces in the country.
The dear departed civilians include women and kiddies, he added.
Reports indicate, most of the civilian lives claimed are from Kunduz and Zabul provinces.
Taliban have not yet claimed the credit for such actions.
Ministry reports came at a time both Afghan and Taliban are preparing for Intra-Afghan talks in Doha, Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
[KhaamaPress] Afghan cops in cooperation with Afghan commandos battered the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... , who carried an attack on security checkpoints in Northern Province of 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... , the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
According to the statement, the incident happened when security checkpoints were attacked in Pashtun Zarghoon district of Herat province.
Security forces backed with commando’s aid rebuffed the attacks, killing at least six Taliban bully boys.
The statement did not provide further details.
Taliban have not immediately commented on the claim.
[ToloNews] Widespread fighting between the Afghan cops and the Taliban ...Arabic for students... was reported in 18 provinces across Afghanistan on Saturday as delegates from the Taliban and the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Afghanistan started the peace negotiation talks in Doha, Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... The Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD) on Saturday said that the Taliban staged attacks on Afghan cops in 18 provinces since last night.
The majority of the attacks were reported in Balkh, Jawzjan, Faryab, Ghor, Badghis, 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... , Ghazni and Uruzgan provinces.
Meanwhile, ...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?
Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.
If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!... the Taliban in a statement said that as part of a goodwill gesture, the group on Saturday released 22 Afghan soldiers in Helmand ...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan... province.
Local officials in northern Afghanistan have said that last night the Taliban launched attacks in Balkh and Jawzjan provinces.
Fighting was also reported in Faryab:
"The Taliban today attacked the security forces in Shireen Tagab district, but no casualties were sustained by the security forces. In recent days, the Taliban had no military victories on the battlefield," said Naqibullah Fayeq, the governor of Faryab province.
"The Taliban want to show their military power during the negotiations, they want to show that if you do not accept our demands, then we have the capacity to attack at any time and at any place," said Lotufullah Mashal, a former front man for the National Directorate of Security ...the Afghan national intel agency... (NDS).
The Taliban also launched attacks on Ghor, Badghis and Herat provinces.
"Over the past 24 hours, the Taliban group launched attacks on Afghan security and defense forces in over 15 provinces of the country, but the Afghan security and defense forces repelled the Taliban’s attacks and inflicted heavy losses on the group," said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a front man for the Ministry of Defense.
Attacks were also reported in Uruzgan, Kunduz and Helmand provinces.
"The armed opponents launched attacks on the security and defense forces, but the Taliban were repelled by the Afghan Air Force, which resulted in the killing of at least five Taliban fighters," said Riaz Rabbani, the head of the Kunduz provincial council.
"Armed opponents launched attacks, but the Afghan security and defense forces repelled the attacks," said Zargai Ebadi, a front man for the Uruzgan governor.
Afghans hope that a ceasefire is announced in the intra-Afghan talks.
[Jpost] Six civilians, including a pregnant woman, were killed in southern Mali when the ambulance they were traveling in struck a landmine, the health ministry said on Saturday.
It was not clear who was responsible for laying the mine, but the incident on Friday represented a first for the southern Sikasso region, said Mama Coumare, the ministry's secretary-general.
Militants linked to al-Qaeda and 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.... routinely attack soldiers and civilians in northern and central Mali, but the country's south has been largely spared.
"The ambulance had left Yorosso to bring a pregnant woman to Boura," Coumare told Rooters. "All the passengers were killed - six deaths, mostly women."
Military officers overthrew President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita last month, decrying, among other things, his failure to address worsening insecurity caused by the jihadists and ethnic militias.
The violence has destabilized neighboring Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... and Niger too despite the presence of thousands of French troops and United Nations ...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships... peacekeepers in the semi-arid Sahel region ... North Africa's answer to the Pak tribal areas... Eight civilians from the Dogon ethnic group were killed on Wednesday by suspected jihadist fighters in central Mali's Mopti region, local officials said.
The attack followed a lull of several weeks in tit-for-tat killings between rival ethnic groups in central Mali that coincided with peace talks brokered by al-Qaeda-linked murderous Moslems.
Negotiations about a transition back to civilian rule after the Aug. 18 coup were due to wrap up on Saturday following consideration of a proposal calling for the ruling junta to appoint an interim president to govern for the next two years.
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09/13/2020 00:00 ||
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As with China, Turkey continues isolating itself.The only deterring to Turkey's efforts and China's most certainly would be strength. Natural alliance between Iran and Turkey's ambitions would in my opinion produce an unnatural sustainable ersatz union.
[NY Post] Protests in Paris erupted in violence on Saturday as hundreds of rioters took to the streets amid a heavy police presence and clouds of teargas to drive back the protestors.
Videos uploaded to Twitter showed black-clad rioters stomping on a parked car and later setting it on fire. Another video showed an elderly man intervening to stop a rioter from smashing a car, only to be shoved to the ground by the rioter.
By 1 p.m. Paris time, police had made more than 150 arrests, mainly on concealed weapons charges, according to a tweet from Paris police that also showed an image of the knives, sticks and mallets they had seized from the demonstrators.
The black-clad anarchists who rampaged through city streets mixed with hundreds of peaceful protestors who were demanding social justice and increased environmental protections.
Jean-Marie Bigard, a comedian and self-appointed presidential candidate for the Gilets Jaunes, or Yellow Jackets, was booed by members of the Yellow Jackets at one of the marches in Paris, and called a "collaborator" after he distanced himself from one of the leaders who referred to the police as "Nazis." Bigard had to take refuge in a cafe after protestors threatened him, according to French news reports.
The national day of protests were called by the movement after a hiatus during the coronavirus lockdown. Several hundred protestors gathered near two squares in Paris, where stores had been boarded up with plywood in anticipation of the authorized marches. Police had banned the group's protests two years ago when rioting against the government of French President Emmanuel Macron turned violent.
Black bloc rioters in Paris at the Yellow Vest protest smash up a luxury car parked on the street today. pic.twitter.com/KXGWCtuvA0
Posted by: Frank G ||
09/13/2020 00:00 ||
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Something just doesn't ring true with this story. Yellow Jackets are black clad? They are burning cars? They are calling the police Nazis? That sounds more like Antifa infiltrators than it does Yellow Jacket protestors.
Usually the Gilets Jaunes are referred to in English as Yellow Vests, named for the yellow reflective safety vests every car owner is required to have in his trunk for roadside emergencies. They started out spontaneously protesting every weekend against President Macron’s financial cost-cutting in an attempt to get closer to balancing the French national government budget, including raising the age for full pension payments and reducing government payroll and benefits. Eventually the small business owners who were the core of the original protesters faded away, replaced by the usual Black Bloc types who in America now call themselves Antifa.
Good recapitulation, TW. If I may add another tidbit, Macron wanted to raise fuel taxes, but that would have mainly affected people who had to drive (i.e., practical access to public trans) and also farmers versus the city dwellers who had the various public transportation systems available. It was a truly grass-roots movement but not without attempts at being co-opted (Marine Le Pen, for one).
The French do have a penchant for protests. Perhaps Zhou Enlai's statement "too early too tell" was correct after all.
But, Mr. Sheriff, you've been tolerating illegal activity, including arson, for months. Why should any citizen assume you're going to enforce the law now?
[KGW] Multnomah County [Portland area] Sheriff's Office says several groups of citizens have created illegal checkpoints in Corbett [a little town near Portland apparently populated by Americans] amid a historic wildfire event.
A fire was intentionally set Friday in Corbett by someone using an illegal firework.
Shortly after, some citizens living in rural areas of Multnomah County set up "checkpoints" and were "stopping cars." Deputies got reports the individuals who set up these roadblocks were armed and were checking the identification of passing drivers. Sounds like a peaceful protest to me. On the lookout for white supremacists, they were.
The sheriff's office says they have deputies patrolling the area and through the end of the weekend. Anyone who sets up these illegal roadblocks is subject to citation or arrest. Sheriff Mike Reese said the sheriff's office will not tolerate any illegal activity.
Ngo exclusive: Jett Thomas, 36, has been arrested in Portland & charged w/1st-degree felony arson, felony unlawful use of a weapon, 2 counts of felony criminal mischief & more. Law enforcement says Thomas tried to set a NW Portland hotel gas pipe on fire. https://t.co/hvludMNmrSpic.twitter.com/sGcPeM6TOz
Sherrie Smith, 36, of Fountain, CO has been arrested. She's part of an antifa militia & is accused of coming armed to a BLM riot & aiming a rifle at an occupied vehicle. She's also charged w/felony possession of a dangerous weapon, felony menacing & more https://t.co/dHYe5FTiN6pic.twitter.com/dhLgNZhFNZ
Unlike the glory days of the Weathermen, her facial recognition profile, fingerprints, DNA and electronic communications profile are all in a multiple databases now and even the database keepers aren't sure who else has access or a copy.
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09/13/2020 6:08 Comments ||
SwksvolFF: I don’t know about hair extensions, but definitely professionally cut and styled, brand new clothes pulled from the rack by a stylist, and photo taken by a professional who edited it In post process to clean up those little skin blemishes and add sparkle to her eyes. Also stretched the image vertically, narrowing her natural horizontal.
Despite the fires in Oregon, a group of BLM-antifa marched to the Juvenile Justice Complex in Portland today to call for the abolishment of law enforcement & the criminal justice system. #antifapic.twitter.com/phNj95G6Qn
[KUOW.ORG] This week the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Seattle announced its eighth arrest related to events during this summer’s protests against racism and police brutality.Defense attorneys say the Justice Department is going out of its way to try to discredit the protests.
But U.S. Attorney Brian Moran said his Seattle office is focused on cases like arson or firearms violations that he says are hurting the protest message.
That includes the big protest in Seattle the night of May 30. People took guns out of police vehicles and set the cars on fire, leading to three federal cases so far.
The next night, a man was arrested after being accused of striking a police officer in the face with a can of beer, and of carrying an improvised firearm.
Stephanie Knightlinger, a senior deputy prosecutor with the King County Prosecutors Office, said she was preparing to charge that man, Devinare Parker, in King County Superior Court.
"We really worked with the Seattle police detective," Knightlinger said. "We had to make sure he did things like test-fire the firearm, it was an unusual sawed-off homemade shotgun that [Parker] brought to this protest."
But then she found out that federal prosecutors were reviewing Parker’s case.
"They simply say, look we’re interested in this case, we want to look at the firearm," she said.
Moran's office charged Parker with possession of a destructive device, and the state charges were dismissed. Parker is now in federal custody.
Moran, the U.S. attorney for western Washington, said that he’s horror-stricken at the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, and that he's determined to protect First Amendment rights. But he said some acts committed during the Seattle protests are taking away from those conversations.
"It’s destructive to that important conversation that we in Seattle have had going on since Jenny Summer of Love Durkan ...Democrat Maress of Seattle, who allowed a chunk of the downtown of her city to be turned into an autonomous combat zone... was U.S. attorney with the consent decree. So, lots of emotions," he said. "And unfortunately what I’m spending most of my time on now is the criminal agitators and not the more important message of, what do we need to do to get this ship righted."
Posted by: Fred ||
09/13/2020 00:00 ||
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"what do we need to do to get this ship righted."
indictments would be a start!
However, after 3 months of violent riots & no right-wing militia in sight ...
That's because they ate their own bullshit whole that there is 'right-wing militia' around every corner just itching to start mass lynching - and they are too stupid to realize they'd been lied to all this time.
Another aim is to have President Trump authorize some sort of action which the Democrats can treat as another Kent State massacre and the press can use in its propaganda against him.
Trump has resisted that, and offers to help only if asked to do so by the state governments.
This is embarrassing the state governments and the entire Democratic Party, which steadfastly, so far, has failed to condemn the widespread destruction of private property that governments are supposed to protect.
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09/13/2020 12:32 Comments ||
[Rudaw] A Ottoman Turkish court in southeastern Diyarbakir province sentenced a Kurdish politician from the Peoples’ Democratic Party ...every time you hear the phrase white people, white supremacy,white anything but paint, you're listening to a Democrat. Ask him/her/it to reimagine something for you; they do that a lot, though not well. They can hear a dog whistle a mile or two away. They invented the spoils system and Tammany Hall, and inspired the addition of the word (Thomas) Nasty to the English language. They want to stop continental drift and repeal the law of unintended side effects... (HDP) to ten years for her alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
Remziye Tosun, 39, is a parliamentarian representing her hometown Diyarbakir. She is married and has four children.
Tosun, who did not attend the hearing herself, was found guilty of treating maimed PKK-affiliated fighters in Diyarbakir’s Sur district in 2015 after the collapse of a short-lived grinding of the peace processor between Ankara and the PKK. Some PKK-affiliated young fighters had taken control of Kurdish areas by digging trenches around them. Some were maimed when Ottoman Turkish forces retook the area.
The court ruled that Tosun is a "member of an armed terrorist organization," reported the independent Bianet news outlet.
HDP condemned the ruling as a blow to democracy.
"The sentence given to Tosun is a blow to democratic politics and the will of people. You cannot prevent us from practicing democratic politics or our women’s struggle," the party said in a tweet.
Tosun has the right to appeal the ruling. If that fails, the Ministry of Justice will send a copy of the final court decision to the parliament where her parliamentary immunity could be revoked.
Two other HDP politicians, Leyla Guven and Musa Farisogullari, and a member of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) were impeached in June after convictions in court. The HDP politicians were accused of having ties to the PKK while CHP’s Enis Berberoglu was accused of leaking state secrets.
Former HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yuksekdag as well as many other party leaders are still behind bars after they were jugged Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! in November 2016 for alleged links to the PKK.
The PKK is a Kurdish group that has waged an armed struggle against the Ottoman Turkish state since 1984. The party seeks greater cultural and political rights for Kurds in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... . Clashes between the PKK and Ottoman Turkish forces have caused the deaths of over 40,000 people from both sides, including civilians.
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[Rudaw] Four top leaders of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) were killed by Iraqi security forces on Friday, according to an Iraqi military spokesperson.
Iraqi security forces prepared an ambush for ISIS fighters in the Samarra district of Salahaddin province, killing four of "the most important leaders of ISIS [ISIS] terrorists, including two with boom belts, in al-Farhatiya area," read a tweet from Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for Mustafa al-Kadhimi in his position as commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
On Monday, two other top ISIS snuffies were killed in a raid by the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service (ICTS) in the town of Daquq, Kirkuk province. The ICTS announced on the same day that two "dangerous" ISIS fighters were tossed into the calaboose in the western Iraqi town of Fallujah.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
09/13/2020 13:07 ||
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eah yeah, we have been hearing the same shit about tallibunnies for years
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) engaged in intense festivities in the Zakho area of Duhok province Friday night, sparking fires that destroyed orchards and farmlands. There were no reported civilian casualties.
"Heavy festivities took place from 10 to 11pm last night between PKK guerillas and the Ottoman Turkish army in the vicinity of several villages in Batifa sub-district," Dilsher Abdulsatarm, mayor of Batifa, told Rudaw on Saturday.
Turkey used "Apache helicopters in the fight" and fired at least 15 missiles, he said. "Six missiles hit the vicinity of Bandur village, three missiles landed at the vicinities of Minin, Pirbil and Avleh. And another six missiles landed around the village of Kashane."
During the firefight, farmland, orchards, and buildings belonging to local villagers caught fire. Video submitted to Rudaw by a villager from Soriya, which also caught fire, shows several buildings burning and the valley filled with smoke.
"Villagers themselves put out the fire," chieftain Badal Murad told Rudaw.
The village had previously been abandoned by its residents because of its proximity to festivities between the PKK and Turkey. The Batifa district, with 27 villages, borders Turkey. Thirteen of the villages have been affected by recent bombardments, according to the mayor.
Turkey has pursued the PKK within the Kurdistan Region for decades and this summer it waged intense air and ground campaigns and pushed very close to heavily populated areas. Ankara announced last week it had "successfully completed" its ground war near the border, launched in June, but Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s continue and Turkey and Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... recently agreed to conduct joint operations against Kurdish groups they say threaten their security.
While Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi was visiting Zakho and the Ibrahim Khalil border crossing on Thursday, Turkey shelled a village about 80 kilometres to the east.
Eight civilians have been killed during Turkey’s offensive this summer.
A new report by the Kurdistan Regional Parliament catalogues extensive damage caused by Ottoman Turkish army and, to a lesser extent Iranian army, incursions into the Kurdistan Region since 1992, leaving a staggering 504 villages empty as their residents fled fighting and are now internally displaced.
Both Erbil and Baghdad have repeatedly called on Ankara to halt its attacks and have demanded the PKK cease using Kurdistan Region and Iraqi territory to launch attacks on Turkey.
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09/13/2020 13:04 ||
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[Rudaw] Two explosions took place in the heart of the northern Syria city of Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain) on Saturday, killing and injuring a number of civilians, according to media reports.
The explosions rocked two different parts of the city’s bazaar, causing a "large number" of casualties, according to Ottoman Turkish news outlet IHA.
The blasts were caused by improvised bombs, killing two civilians and injuring seven others, according to conflict monitor Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
People injured in the earth-shattering kaboom were taken across the Syria-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor... border to a private hospital in Sanliurfa, IHA also reported.
Sari Kani and the neighbouring city of Gire Spi (Tal Abyad) were captured by Turkey and its Syrian proxies in October 2019, after they attacked the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that previously held the area.
According to a video shared by the Democratic Union Party (PYD), which rules much of northeast Syria (Rojava), several shops were on fire.
It is not yet clear who carried out the attacks, but the area sometimes witnesses festivities between Ottoman Turkish and Turkey-backed forces and the SDF.
Several, similarly deadly attacks have taken place in the city since October 2019.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
09/13/2020 13:09 ||
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The Turks are behind all these random bombings. You don't rebuild your Ottoman Empire without heavy explosives.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.