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Good afternoon
Minneapolis City Council demands to know
'Where are the police?' as violence plagues the city
Thursday September 17th, 2020

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Russian warplanes launch heavy attack in Idlib after Turkish meeting
Haftar's forces discover a Soviet treasure in Libya
Latest Turkish move 'fuel further tensions' with Greece
New missile attack targets Baghdad's Green Zone
FBI looking for Portland skateboard whacker
Turkey claims troops were attacked by protesters 'directed by Assad regime'
Boeing hid design flaws in
737 Max jets from pilots and regulators

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 12:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Chim chiminey
Chim chim cher-ee!
A sweep is as lucky
As lucky can be


Not mine, credit to Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

#2  "Pinch ya squid, Guv'nah?"
Posted by: Mad Eye Glereck7922 || 09/17/2020 14:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Nice legs, and I am wondering why that "bulge" is there.... Never saw a female one like that before..
Posted by: VROOOOOM || 09/17/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Female bulges have been documented on ancient Egyptian hyroglifics. The first trannies, who knows?
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 19:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Is that the one Barack pointed at and said, "Hey, this one looks like me!"?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 19:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Looks more like Mike
Posted by: KBK || 09/17/2020 22:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Not a bit like Mike.
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 22:56 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
17-year-old Republican volunteer shot and killed in Minneapolis
[PostMillennial] Two campaign staffers for Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar's challenger, Lacy Johnson,
...a local African-American businessman, entrepreneur, and tech investor who has been encouraging his fellow citizens to join him in escaping the Democratic plantation...
were shot on Monday in Minneapolis. One, a 17-year-old named Andre Conley, has died.

A suspect was taken into custody Thursday morning in connection with the shooting following a police pursuit, according to the Minneapolis Police Department.

The 17-year-old died at the scene while the other was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, MPR News reported.
Posted by: Thong Bumble1096 || 09/17/2020 15:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A suspect was arrested, and on the basis of a total lack of details, it's not difficult to suspect what the suspect looks like.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||

#2  With nothing to go on I'm guessing the unknown suspect was a good boy just turning his life around.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 17:44 Comments || Top||

#3  'Just got his new taxi route at the airport.'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 18:00 Comments || Top||

#4  That's the way they do it in Somalia.

Campaign staffer, 17, for Ilhan Omar's Republican congressional opponent is shot and killed in Minneapolis
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2020 19:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Guy pops two Republican campaign members and runs. No robbery just a random shooting. Happens all the time you know.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 19:48 Comments || Top||

#6  In Mogadishu
Posted by: Frank G || 09/17/2020 21:19 Comments || Top||

#7  in Mog on the Mississippi
Posted by: Neville Whonter8964 || 09/17/2020 21:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Another Black Life Matters riot in... Oh nevermind, this black life didn't matter because they are not a Democrat/Socialist.
Posted by: Woodrow Brown1822 || 09/17/2020 21:29 Comments || Top||

#9  You can hear it now on November 4: "Nobody said they were voting for Trump."

Gee. I wonder why...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2020 21:40 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Oregon woman forced a suspected arsonist to the ground at gunpoint
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Has she been arrested yet?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/17/2020 1:05 Comments || Top||

#2  If an ARSONIST with a fire bomb trespassed on my or any of my neighbors house properties, in my neck of the woods.

The arsonist would not have to be "forced to the ground". Because Gravity would have kicked in for dead meat.

HOWEVER!
I do agree ... a person criminal trespassing having just "Matches/Lighter" alone, only warrants hold for police. After all I am NOT a Liberal-Socialist-Democrat.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/17/2020 5:49 Comments || Top||

#3  I like the part about when she asked him why he had matches and he said it was because he smoked cigarettes.

"Where are your cigarettes?"

"You got me..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2020 6:53 Comments || Top||

#4  I do agree ... a person criminal trespassing having just "Matches/Lighter" alone, only warrants hold for police. After all I am NOT a Liberal-Socialist-Democrat.


And they had better be able to smoke without coughing.

For example, if his hair were to be set on fire, he should be able to smoke without coughing.
Posted by: gorb || 09/17/2020 8:30 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: gorb || 09/17/2020 8:35 Comments || Top||

#6  Cop scratching his head:

"Geeze, lady. It looks like this guy smoked too much..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2020 8:46 Comments || Top||

#7  "Smoke 'em if you caught 'em..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#8  All that aside, I think I'm in love....
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/17/2020 13:23 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Somali army kills 7 militants in southern Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least seven al-Shabaab
...... al-Qaeda's tentacle in East Africa...
fighters were killed in fierce fighting with Somali National Army (SNA) in the southern town of Awdhigle in Lower Shabelle, a military commander said on Wednesday.

SNA commander for section 66 Ahmed Maslah said the army clashed with the Death Eaters, injuring several of them during the shootout.

"We have killed seven al-Shabaab bandidos forces of Evil in the fighting. We also removed landmines which the bandidos forces of Evil placed along Awdhigle road," Maslah said.

The commander added the forces later pursued other bandidos forces of Evil who ran towards the forest.

The government forces have intensified security operations in the recent past against al-Shabaab forces of Evil in the southern regions.
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Fifth Column
300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: Aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence.

Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. Federal convictions often result in longer prison sentences.

The Trump administration’s crackdown has already led to more than 300 arrests on federal crimes in the protests that erupted following the death of George Floyd. An AP analysis of the data shows that while many are accused of violent crimes like arson for hurling Molotov cocktails and burning police cars and assault for injuring law enforcement, others are not — prompting criticism that at least some arrests are a politically motivated effort to stymie demonstrations.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2020 06:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Horsefeathers. "Stymie demonstrators" would be to surround the whole protest with cops and take them all in.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/17/2020 8:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Even if it's appropriate?
Posted by: gorb || 09/17/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Clean house
Posted by: Frank G || 09/17/2020 8:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Barr attacks prosecutors inside his own Justice Department
Posted by: Frank G || 09/17/2020 8:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Yet another classic case of disinformation from Pravda. This latest attempt to spin is so blatant it's actually worse than Pravda, whose lies were at least told with some flair.

Count the lies, beginning with the teaser about what "an AP analysis shows."

Ok, so where's the "analysis"? Any evidence? Any tallies or any data at all? No? Never mind, let's quote an unbiased source: a defense lawyer!l's opinion! "Some cases are viewed as trumped up and should not be in federal court, lawyers say...."

Then enjoy this soup of bullshit, scary verbs that apply only to the Trumpists: "pounced," etc. and that ends with the repetition of that unintentionally hilarious mantra, "mostly peaceful," which serves as their equivalent of Pravda's "proletarian vanguard":

"The Trump administration has seized on the demonstrations and an aggressive federal response to showcase what the president says is his law-and-order prowess, claiming he’s countering rising crime in cities run by Democrats. Trump has derided protesters and played up the violence around protests, though the majority are peaceful.

Even this is too obvious a lie, so they add weasel words to admit the Feds are justified--"pockets of violence" which, to be sure, have "indeed" "popped up." (Y'know, the way a worm or two might pop up on your lawn after it rains.)

But this is only after the Mostly Peaceful(TM) protests "devolved" into neutral, both-sides-to-blame "clashes."

"Pockets of violence have indeed popped up in cities across the U.S., including Portland, Oregon, where protests devolved into clashes with law enforcement for weeks on end.
Posted by: Kofi Cliger5461 || 09/17/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||

#6  #4 If prosecutors are not doing their jobs and following the rule of law, replace them with those who will. The DOJ has been infested with some real vermin judging from the hatchet jobs done on Flynn and the Mueller attempted rape job on Trump.

Barr has asked prosecutors to "look" into bringing sedition charges against BLM/Antifa terrorists.

Sedition carries a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or both.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#7  Roll em up.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/17/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#8  RE #1: "Stymy demonstrators" would be mounting a Ma-Deuce on 50 pick-ups and "patrol" the area with live fire. If we'd done that in the first week, there would have been no demonstrations by mid-June.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 09/17/2020 20:43 Comments || Top||


Transsexual woman with the long weave leads the BLM/anti-Trump protest in Philadelphia
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Dems going for their core mentally ill vote.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/17/2020 4:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Strange isn't ....Transgenders make up less than .6% of the LGBT population that makes up 3.4% of the US population. Of that that it is mostly
(HE-She's). They are the HIGHEST Mental illness, Suicide, Drug addiction group in the USA.

Yet put a He-She in a protest and suddenly they become the Face of the Protest for the Media.

In short it is Media / Political HYPE...
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/17/2020 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Strange isn't ....

You're standing over a urinal holding your johnson, taking care of nature's call and can't decide what gender you may possibly be.

Yes, strange indeed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/17/2020 9:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Tranny-Tyranny
Posted by: Black Bart Angigum5127 || 09/17/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Not everyone gets a spot inside Xerxes' tent.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 10:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Macho Ma'am Tranny Savage.

Not mine. Wish it was. Had to share.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 16:55 Comments || Top||


After taking a break from rioting for several days because of the wildfire smoke in Portland, antifa are planning to gather again
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Stay safe. Stay dangerous
Dude, there somethin' wrong with my meth... shit's CRAZY...
Posted by: Ulaitle Fillmore3783 || 09/17/2020 1:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Better to light one wildfire than to live in darkness as long as Trump is president.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 13:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Looks like a target rich environment.

Any Apaches or Warthogs available?
Posted by: AlanC || 09/17/2020 15:35 Comments || Top||


Arrested at the BLM riot in Lancaster, Pa.
Includes a few we didn't have yesterday.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Would be a lot happier if these were Federal criminal charges and not the lame liberal run and controlled State of PA's.


Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/17/2020 4:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Doesn't look like any of 'em had a decent questioning session. Or are these the before pics?
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 19:13 Comments || Top||


BLM protesters in Milwaukee, Wisc. surround a man’s house. He was reportedly arrested for brandishing a weapon.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I see a very expensive jury trial ahead.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2020 6:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Now, when he's in detention, BLM can revisit his family?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2020 6:16 Comments || Top||

#3  When you have a twisted sense of "justice" from the authorities, then I am afraid things will just get worse.
Posted by: Clem || 09/17/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Anarcho-Tyranny.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/17/2020 8:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Can't even keep or bear arms on his own property? Seems wrong.
Posted by: gorb || 09/17/2020 8:28 Comments || Top||

#6  More details note that the cops came out earlier cause he threatened his neighbor. And he was apparently arrested for being drunk with a weapon. So not really sure on this one.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/17/2020 9:25 Comments || Top||

#7  "I was not brandishing a weapon. I was just cleaning my firearm in my home and the next thing I know I was arrested and charged with brandishing a weapon." WTH?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2020 10:33 Comments || Top||

#8  Morality policing.

Just remember, when the mob comes it is far easier to deal with the mob to just arrest you.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/17/2020 11:41 Comments || Top||

#9  Just remember, when the mob comes it is far easier to deal with the mob to just arrest you.

Especially in a long time Dem-run city.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/17/2020 16:20 Comments || Top||


FBI looking for Portland skateboard whacker
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  skateboard whacker wanker
Posted by: Mercutio || 09/17/2020 13:25 Comments || Top||

#2  He Brazilian waxed his chin? Someone doesn’t have enough to do.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2020 14:44 Comments || Top||

#3  I think that is called a Ball Duster, which he looks like would call that time well spent.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 18:10 Comments || Top||

#4  He's still on the run as far as I can tell. Hope he get run over crossing a busy street.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 19:32 Comments || Top||

#5  Your required lesson for the week:

Gun Free Zone - Michael Bane broadcast

Its about an hour, and every sentence carries weight, so find the time and space and listen.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 22:08 Comments || Top||


“Azn Bloc,” one of the new pop-up antifa groups in Portland that solicited donations through @venmo, has announced it is dissolving
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  When the reporter asked him how he felt about swindling unsuspecting marks, Riverboat Slim calmly replied "Suckers aren't supposed to have money..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2020 7:28 Comments || Top||


Bryan Michael Kelley, 36, indicted by grand jury for using a high-powered laser to assault a Portland Police sergeant's eyes
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Using a laser in this manner should be classified as assault with a deadly weapon.

Put this asshole away in prison for a LONG time.
Posted by: Dave D. || 09/17/2020 9:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Toss in sedition charges as well.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2020 10:35 Comments || Top||

#3  and don't forget: eye for an eye
Posted by: Elmusogum Poodle9761 || 09/17/2020 10:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Police been issued one-way mirrored shields and visors yet?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 13:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Need to try it out on his eyes...... just to see if it is damaging to the eyes..
Posted by: Bill Borgia6417 || 09/17/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#6  'Nonbinary queer' activist accused of assaulting cops with laser at Portland Antifa riot
A Portland self-described “proud nonbinary queer” activist is facing charges for shining a high-powered green laser directly into the eyes of cops during a violent Black Lives Matter-Antifa riot in July.

28-year-old Kason Avery O’Connor, originally known as Kourtni Aliesha Pierson,—and whose pronouns are “they” and “them”—was charged with two counts of unlawful directing of light from a laser pointer, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release on Wednesday.
Posted by: Thong Bumble1096 || 09/17/2020 15:41 Comments || Top||

#7  High forehead, eyes too close together. Fetal alcohol syndrome I've seen it hundreds of times.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 20:17 Comments || Top||


Andy Ngo Refuses to Honor Rioters' Request For Confidentiality
Wherein Pravda-On-The-Willamette discusses various whining about Andy Ngo having the gall to report pubic information to the public.
[WWeek] On Aug. 7, black activist Ragina Gray was tackled by Portland police at a protest and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and interfering with an officer.
Editorial note: "B" ("Black") was capitalized in the original. Lowercase "b" is used here to reflect the fact that this post is in English. Press 1 for alternative languages.
That same day, conservative Portland activist Andy Ngo shared Gray's name and mug shot on Twitter.

"Gray, 30, is charged with interfering with an officer, resisting arrest and more," Ngo wrote on Twitter. "She was arrested at the violent antifa protest in Portland and quickly bailed out. Gray is frequently photographed with kids at protests and rants about white terrorism." The photo was retweeted by 475 people.
There's room for compromise here. Ngo should just post the name and mugshot, together with the statement "This person has information that may lead to the arrest of Hillary Clinton."
Twelve nights later, on Aug. 19, a man showed up on the doorstep of Gray's mother's eastside home. "He was sweaty and nervous looking, and he asked for Ragina by name," says Lucinda Fisher, Gray's mom. "He mentioned [Gray's] son, and I noticed he had a gun in his hand." Fisher slammed the door and called the police.
That by itself is richly ironic. The guy with the gun was mostly peaceful.
Ngo contends he is taking on violent criminals that other journalists are afraid to confront.

"If you feel that transparency and public right to know should be outweighed by arrestee rights to privacy, this is a complaint for the Legislature, not for journalists reporting in compliance with state and federal law," he said. "A better question would be, 'Why do some journalists feel compelled to hide the identities of suspected criminals from the public?' Another would be, 'Whose interests does the suppression of criminal arrest data serve?"
China's. Next question.
Besides, as Andy Ngo has pointed out, Portland council-critter Hardesty says that white supremacists are causing all the trouble, so it's important to get the names of the white supremacists out there.
Posted by: Matt || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Waaaahhh!ntiFa
Posted by: charger || 09/17/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  I kinda doubt that anybody was there with a gun. Looking for sympathy and/or to get law enforcement to stop publishing names of arrestees.
Posted by: gorb || 09/17/2020 4:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Half surprised the authorities didn't already stop publishing names of the scum bags arrestees.
Posted by: Clem || 09/17/2020 8:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Andy Ngo deserves the Medal of Freedom. A brave man and an actual journalist, both extremely rare attributes in our country today
Posted by: Slomotle Flolulet2698 || 09/17/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#5  How much longer before Twitter censors Andy Ngo?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#6  He better learn how to set up his own website. Maybe some Rantburg types could offer him a little help.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/17/2020 10:41 Comments || Top||

#7  #3 Half surprised the authorities didn't already stop publishing names of the scum bags arrestees.

Maybe these complaints are the signal for the authorities to do so.
Posted by: charger || 09/17/2020 11:06 Comments || Top||

#8  @ #5 - Yeah, no kiddin'! Surprised he's lasted this long when you think about it.
Posted by: Clem || 09/17/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||

#9  Beautifully assembled and in-lined, Matt. I can only imagine the notes you oh-so-soberly make on your yellow legal pads.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2020 14:57 Comments || Top||

#10  He better learn how to set up his own website.

The Post Millennial
Andy Ngo — Editor at large

Andy is an Oregon-based journalist best known for covering antifa and street protests in Portland. He can be followed on Twitter at @MrAndyNgo
Posted by: Thong Bumble1096 || 09/17/2020 15:08 Comments || Top||

#11  Recommend visiting The Post Millennial. Best Antifa/BLM/insurrection coverage on the net.
Posted by: Thong Bumble1096 || 09/17/2020 15:13 Comments || Top||

#12  The Post Millennial
Andy Ngo — Editor at large


Mic drop.

And a reminder that testosterone and big brass ones are not the exclusive territory of the heterosexual male. Also check out Rantburg’s own ryuge on Twitter, spreading the good word. It was something he got into while his father was in ill health.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/17/2020 15:32 Comments || Top||

#13  Andy Ngo deserves the Medal of Freedom.

Seconded!

How much longer before Twitter censors Andy Ngo?

I'm surprised it didn't happen months ago.
Posted by: Raj || 09/17/2020 15:52 Comments || Top||

#14  From the Post Milennial - breaking news: first political assassination of the campaign... A staffer for Rep. Ilhan Omar's opponent was stalked, shot and killed in Minneapolis
Posted by: Dopey Panda7083 || 09/17/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||

#15  #4 Andy Ngo deserves the Medal of Freedom.
#13 Seconded!


Thirded!
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 21:59 Comments || Top||

#16  Hell yeah. And maybe an honorary doctorate?
Posted by: Shemble the Limpid2166 || 09/17/2020 22:20 Comments || Top||

#17  Dude is a stud.

No wonder they have a hit on him.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 22:24 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Latest Turkish move 'fuel further tensions' with Greece
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
’s latest decision to extend the navigational telex off the coast of Cyprus is a further provocation against Greece.

The drilling activities by the Ottoman Turkish ship "will fuel further tensions and insecurity in the Eastern Mediterranean," according to the spokesperson for external affairs of the European Commission, Peter Stano.

The move seems like the ultimate provocation, while it seemed that both countries were open to deescalate the situation in the Mediterranean Sea and open up new forms of dialogue.

Earlier this month, Turkey agree to withdraw its research vessel Oruc Reis, which was seen as an important step by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
both nations have been propping up their military as a show of force; Turkey accused Greece of violating the Lausanne Peace agreement due to the presence of its military on 18 Aegean islands.
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Home Front: WoT
Minnesota man charged with providing material support to Islamic State
[ALMASDARNEWS] A resident of the US state of Minnesota has been charged with providing support to 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....
terrorist group (outlawed in Russia),
...outlawed in America, too, O idiotic Al Masdar reporter...
the Department of Justice announced in a blurb.

"Abdelhamid al-Madioum, 23, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been charged by indictment with providing material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (IS), a designated foreign terrorist organization," the release said on Wednesday.

Al-Madioum was detained overseas by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and recently transferred into FBI custody and then returned to Minnesota, the Justice Department noted.

"On June 23, 2015, al-Madioum, a native of Morocco and naturalized US citizen, and his family traveled from St. Louis Park, Minnesota, to Casablanca, Morocco, to visit their extended family. On July 8, 2015, al-Madioum left Morocco and traveled to Istanbul, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
, and then on to Iraq and Syria, where he joined [IS]," the release said.

In March 2019, al-Madioum was captured and detained by the SDF, the Justice Department noted.
Update from the Star Tribune at 4:00 p.m. EDT:
Al-Madioum, who lost much of one arm from an apparent air assault in Iraq...

Al-Madioum studied engineering at Normandale Community College in Bloomington from June 2014 to May 2015. According to a federal search warrant, he also worked for the college’s IT department.

Interviews with former classmates of al-Madioum following a 2017 Star Tribune report on his disappearance painted a picture of an easygoing man who liked cracking jokes and had an affinity for marijuana.

Former friends say he grew more devout in his Moslem faith and withdrew from his former friend group not long after his family caught him with marijuana.

According to the complaint:

Family members said that while in Casablanca on July 7, 2015, al-Madioum claimed to not feel well and skipped dinner. He later prayed and socialized with family until 3 a.m., then went to bed.

When family awoke the next day, al-Madioum was gone. So was his passport and cellphone. Law enforcement in Morocco told the family al-Madioum boarded a commercial flight that morning to Istanbul, a common pathway to Syria for ISIS recruits.

FBI agents searched the family’s home in St. Louis Park about a month later and found notes he wrote expressing his intent to join ISIS.

They included a sketch of a symbol on the ISIS flag. Next to it al-Madioum wrote the Arabic word for "allegiance."

In late August of that year, al-Madioum called his family and said he was working in a hospital in ISIS-controlled djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Iraq, treating the injured.

In March 2017, al-Madioum informed his family he moved to Raqqa, Syria, and had a child with a woman he married after her husband died fighting for ISIS. It is "common for ISIS members to marry women whose husbands have died while fighting for ISIS," the indictment read.

U.S. military in Mosul located payroll and biographical documents indicating that al-Madioum was in ISIS.

In fall 2016, al-Madioum was assigned as a soldier in a battalion whose duties included "preparing imported muscle to conduct suicide kabooms in European countries," the criminal complaint read. The unit’s founder was the criminal mastermind behind terror attacks in Gay Paree in 2015 and in Belgium in 2016.

But in an interview with CBS News last year in Syria after his arrest, al-Madioum said he never fought for ISIS.

By March 2019, ISIS territory had withered under SDF assaults to a small village on the Syria-Iraq border. al-Madioum and others surrendered to the SDF and was moved to a Syrian prison.

He said two children with him were his, and that his wife had been killed in Syria.

FBI agents met with al-Madioum four months later. He told them he lost his right arm above the elbow during an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
in Mosul and suffered leg injuries as well.

He later admitted to the FBI that he first contacted ISIS on Twitter saying "he wanted to fight Moslem oppression by the Syrian regime and to attend medical school."

A Twitter account promoting ISIS called "Birds of Paradise" provided al-Madioum on how to travel to Syria and join the terror group.

Once in Istanbul, al-Madioum told the FBI, he was among about 30 people who were trucked to the The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
-Syria border, then escorted into Syria on foot.

Not long after, he was taken to Mosul, where he was trained in first aid and assigned to a hospital.

After the injury to his arm and legs from the airstrike, he was unable to work. He stayed in Mosul until surrendering to the SDF 18 months later.

In his interview with CBS, al-Madioum claimed that FBI interrogators warned that he could face 15 years in prison if brought back to the country he once called home.

"Fifteen years is a very long time for mistakes you made coming to Syria," al-Madioum told the network, adding he believed he should be forgiven.

Related from 2017: Feds have at least six open cases looking at ISIS support in Minnesota
Seamus Hughes, deputy director of the George Washington University Program on Extremism. said he would be surprised if there was not an element of "peer-to-peer" recruitment, as with the young Somali-Minnesotans who plotted to go to Syria in 2014 and 2015. "If not, this is truly an outlier," he said.

Al-Madioum is now the eighth Minnesotan identified as being under suspicion of leaving his family behind to join ISIS.

The FBI has said that it has 1,000 counterterrorism investigations open, spanning all 50 states, and Minnesota has seen more than most. Three of the suspected Minnesota travelers have been charged and nine others convicted of trying to follow them.

Since 2015, the flow of Americans trying to join the terror group overseas has slowed to a trickle of just one or two per month. That may reflect a shift in recruitment messaging: As it has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, ISIS has been encouraging its followers to commit attacks in their home countries.
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Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2020 00:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  De-Naturalize him and his clan
Posted by: Frank G || 09/17/2020 9:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Abdelhamid al-Madioum, 23, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota

Of St. Louis Park Minnesota via which Muslamic terrorist organization?
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 11:15 Comments || Top||

#3  which Muslamic terrorist organization?

Barack Obama and (most likely) Lutheran Charities.
Posted by: Thong Bumble1096 || 09/17/2020 13:39 Comments || Top||


'Serious' bomb-making materials are discovered inside NYC home following a fire as tenant 'with a survivalist guide' is charged with reckless endangerment
  • Marak Squires, 37, has been charged with reckless endangerment after the bomb-making materials were found inside his Queens home on Tuesday

  • Squires was taken to a Manhattan hospital after being taken into custody due to his 'emotional state'

  • The FBI has since launched an investigation after chemicals, books and manuals were discovered at the home

  • The items were discovered just hours after a fire broke out in the building

  • The owner of the property called the FBI after discovering a crate containing fuses and powder inside the home as he was inspecting the fire damage

  • Law enforcement sources say about 40 pounds of potassium nitrate was found at the scene
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Guess we're supposed to conclude some sort of extreme right winger because Survivalist Guide?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 10:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Having survivalist's books is not a crime. Although prosecutors might try to say these books speak to motive. Causing a fire in a building where you live because you have bomb-making materials onsite is a crime.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Survivalist Guide = Anarchist's Cookbook?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/17/2020 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Survivalists don't live in Queens. Or NYC. Suspect he's going to show ties to Anitfa or some other criminal organization.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/17/2020 19:35 Comments || Top||

#5  If you enjoy playing with high explosives don't make yourself noticeable by setting your apartment ablaze.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2020 22:06 Comments || Top||


Iraq
New missile attack targets Baghdad's Green Zone
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
PIJ leader: Gaza terror groups have military presence in West Bank
[Jerusalem Post] The Secretary-General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group, Ziyad Al-Nakhalah,
...also spelt Ziad al-Nakhala, he was successor as of 2018 to Ramadan Abdullah Shallah (also in the Rantburg archives as Ramadan Shallah and Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah) following that gentleman's stroke. Mr. Shallah was a PhD economist who was on the FBI most wanted list until he died possibly in Florida in Lebanon in June. Back in 2003 he was indicted in absentia of running a PIJ jihadi cell in Florida connected to Sami al Arian...
stated that Palestinian terror groups have military presence in the West Bank in an interview with Al-Mayadeen on Wednesday, warning that there are "no redlines" if war breaks out with Israel.
The IDF internet division has no doubt long since traced the connections to his cell phone and laptop...
Referring to a recent decision to establish a joint leadership of the Palestinian terrorist organizations, the PIJ leader stated that "important changes" will take place in the Palestinian territories, "especially in the West Bank." Nakhalah added that military structures which belong to the terrorist groups are present there.

"Soon we will develop new equations that may reach joint military action," said Nakhalah, stressing that there is "no binding truce" for the terrorist groups in Gaza and that they are in a "continuous war and conflict at the borders of the Strip."
We knew that, but useful of him to admit it.
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#1  Personally, I classify you creatures into two categories: good ones & live ones.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2020 8:27 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkey claims troops were attacked by protesters 'directed by Assad regime'
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Russian warplanes launch heavy attack in Idlib after Turkish meeting
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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