....If this is what the United States Air Force will do to insure one of our own survives, imagine what we'll do to stop someone who threatens us.
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Truly a wonderful era that we can afford to spend some riches on someone not born from the elite. I remember first seeing photographs of the field hospitals in the American Civil War, the other other wars between then and now, and can only marvel at the progress of humanity.
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in four provinces in the past 24 hours killing at least 8 Taliban ...Arabic for students... and ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... krazed killers.
The military officials said Friday that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Qarah Bagh district of Ghazni province which killed a Taliban fighter.
The officials further added that an airstrike in Charkh district of Pashtun-infested Logar destroyed a boom-mobile.
Furthermore, an airstrike killed 3 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province.
The officials also added that an airstrike in Khugyani district of Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. killed 3 hard boyz of ISIS Khurasan terrorist group.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces arrested at least 12 Talibs during the operations in Kabul and other provinces.
The military officials said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted multiple raids in Deh Yak district of Ghazni during which they arrested 4 Talibs.
The officials further added that the Special Forces also destroyed a small cache of weapons during the operations.
Furthermore, the Special Forces arrested 6 Talibs during an operation in Arghistan district of Kandahar province.
The Special Forces arrested 2 Talibs during an operation in Kabul province, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces destroyed a cache of weapons during a patrol in Anar Darah district of Farah.
[Sudan Tribune] Sudan’s Sovereign Council Thursday dropped death penalty against eight people of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid al-Nur (SLM-AW) which fights the army in Darfur region.
The presidential pardon, the Council said, comes within the framework of the government efforts to bring peace in the country and in line with the Juba Declaration signed with the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the SPLM-N led by Abdelaziz al-Hilu.
Sovereign Council’s member and front man, Mohammed al-Faki told news hounds that the collegial presidency in a meeting held on Thursday discussed the progress made in implementing the confidence-building agreements signed with the gangs in the South Sudanese capital on 14 October
"The Transitional Sovereignty Council decided to drop the death penalty against eight members of the Sudan Liberation Movement led by Abdel Wahid Mohammed Nur," al-Faki said.
"Also, it decided to release 18 convicts of various periods of imprisonment belonging to the armed struggle movements," he further added without giving the name of their groups.
The SLM-AW is not a member of the rebel umbrella signatory of the Juba Declaration. Also, in recent statements the group leader said the army and the Forces for Freedom and Change FFC have stolen the revolution and called for a referendum on the constitutional document to prove they have legitimacy.
Last Sunday, SPLM-N led by Malik Agar which an SRF member welcomed the release of 17 its fighters by the Sudanese government.
In line with the Juba agreement, the parties will start a comprehensive grinding of the peace processor on 14 October in the South Sudanese Juba.
U.S. Africa Command conducted Thursday an airstrike in the vicinity of Murzuq, south #Libya, killing eight #ISIS terrorists, in coordination with the Government of National Accord. pic.twitter.com/dM4IS3FzwM
The U.S. air strike killed eight suspected 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.... turbans in southern Libya near the town of Murzuq, the U.S. military said on Friday.
The strike took place on Thursday, the U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.
Islamic State turbans lost their Libya stronghold in the central town of Sirte in December 2016 but the group has retreated to the country's vast desert to regroup.
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09/21/2019 00:00 ||
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[Jpost] 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.... grabbed credit for one of the deadliest attacks against the 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... military in recent months, the SITE website that tracks Death Eater attacks reported on Thursday.
The attack took place on Aug. 20 in Koutougou, in the country's northern Soum province. Militants killed 24 Burkinabe soldiers and injured seven others.
A statement from Islamic State quoted by SITE attributed the attack to the group's West Africa branch.
Once one of the region's most peaceful countries, Burkina Faso has suffered a spillover of Islamist violence from its neighbors and large swathes of the country's north are now out of control.
Deteriorating security prompted the Ouagadougou government to declare in December a state of emergency in several northern provinces bordering Mali, including Soum.
[IsraelTimes] Officials say Washington likely to send hundreds of personnel, defensive equipment; Trump says restraint ’shows far more strength’ than launching strikes.
The Pentagon on Friday announced it will deploy additional US troops and missile defense equipment to Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... and the United Arab Emirates, as US President Donald Trump
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[AnNahar] The Saudi-led coalition said it launched a military operation against Tehran-linked Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... i rebels Thursday, in its first known strike since an attack on the kingdom's oil industry that was blamed on Iran.
The operation in the north of the war-battered country comes after strikes on two Saudi oil facilities last weekend knocked out half the kingdom's production, sending regional tensions soaring.
The coalition said its operation destroyed four sites north of the port city of Hodeida that were used by the rebels to assemble remote-controlled boats and sea mines, according to a statement released by the official Saudi Press Agency.
It described the sites as a threat to maritime security in the crucial shipping lane of Bab al-Mandeb and the southern Red Sea.
Hours before announcing the operation, which strains an already fragile UN-brokered ceasefire in Hodeida, the coalition said it intercepted a "remote-controlled, booby-trapped boat" that the rebels aimed to use for a "terrorist act in the south of Red Sea".
The coalition said the boat was destroyed in the operation but it did not specify the target.
There was no immediate reaction from the rebels.
The coalition intervened in support of the Yemeni government in 2015 when President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi fled into Saudi exile as the rebels closed in on his last remaining territory in and around second city Aden.
The conflict has since killed tens of thousands of people -- most of them civilians -- and driven millions more to the brink of famine in what the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
The coalition, assisted by Western powers including the US, has struggled to oust the ragtag but highly motivated tribal militia group that has stepped up attacks on Saudi cities.
The Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... sgrabbed credit for last weekend's attacks on Abqaiq ‐- the world's largest oil processing facility ‐- and the Khurais oil field in eastern Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... But both Washington and Riyadh have ruled that out, saying the operation was beyond the Yemeni krazed killers' capabilities, and pinned the blame on Saudi Arabia's arch rival Iran.
[AlAhram] The Saudi-led coalition said it intercepted and destroyed an explosives-laden boat launched from Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... by the Iran-aligned Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... group on Thursday, an incident that could further increase regional tensions after a weekend attack on Saudi oil installations.
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[AnNahar] Police in Athens on Thursday removed over 200 migrants colonists, including dozens of children, from two squats in the city centre as part of a clean up drive by the new conservative government.
Some 230 people, including 70 children, were removed and taken to the police headquarters for identification, Athens municipal radio reported.
The police declined to give details.
State TV ERT showed the migrants colonists boarding buses, some of them clutching plastic bags with their belongings.
The crackdown has been opposed by anti-establishment and rights groups who say the operations unfairly target migrant families, who would otherwise be homeless.
Thousands of anti-establishment protesters marched in Athens on Saturday in a demonstration against the squat evacuations.
New Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, elected in July, has vowed to combat "lawlessness". The new Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis -- who is the prime minister's nephew -- was similarly elected on a law and order ticket in June.
Bakoyannis argues that order must be restored before sidelined landmarks such as the National Archaeological Museum and the Athens Polytechnic -- in the middle of drug-trading areas -- can become tourist draws.
[NYPOST] A New Jersey man has spent the past 22 years training with and scouting terror-attack locations for Hezbollah ‐ and provided the group with intelligence on the Port Authority, Grand Central Terminal, the New York Stock Exchange and the city’s two airports, according to a new federal indictment against him.
Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown ‐ also known as Ali Hassan Saab, Alex Saab, or "Rachid" ‐ was charged Thursday in a nine-count indictment for allegedly providing material support to the deadly organization.
Saab was arrested in July, and remains in federal custody, officials said.
As far back as in 2003, he gave Hezbollah photos and other detailed intel on New York City landmarks and transportation hubs.
Saab surveilled dozens of locations in New York City‐including the United Nations ...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks... headquarters, the Statue of Liberty, Rockefeller Center, Times Square, the Empire State Building, the federal offices at 26 Federal Plaza, and local airports, tunnels, and bridges, including the George Washington Bridge.
The detailed information recovered from his computers included photographs and details on the structural weaknesses ‐ or "soft spots" ‐ of these locations, officials alleged.
He has also surveilled sites in cities around the US ‐ including the Washington Monument and Boston’s Fenway Park, The Post has learned.
The charges do not allege that Saab conducted any recent surveillance.
"According to the allegations, while living in the United States, Saab served as an operative of Hezbollah and conducted surveillance of possible target locations in order to help the foreign terrorist organization prepare for potential future attacks against the United States," said Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers said in a press statement.
"Such covert activities conducted on U.S. soil are a clear threat to our national security and I applaud the agents, analysts, and prosecutors who are responsible for this investigation and prosecution."
Saab joined Hezbollah in 1996, and his earliest activities with the group include spying in Leb on the movements of Israeli and Southern Lebanese Army soldiers, and intelligence-gathering in Istanbul, the indictment alleges.
He trained in the use of firearms, including AK-47s, and in 2000 he received extensive training in military tactics, including how to construct bombs and other bombs, the indictment alleges.
In 2005, Saab attempted to murder a suspected Israeli spy, pointing a firearm at close range and twice pulling the trigger, only to have the gun malfunction both times, officials said.
[DAWN] A major and a sepoy of the Pakistain Army were martyred in an improvised bomb (IED) explosion near the Pakistain-Afghanistan border ...also known as Pashtunistan, home of ignorance, poverty, and automatic weapons... in Mohmand tribal district, the military's media wing said on Friday.
Maj Adeel Shahid and Sepoy Faraz Hussain "fell victim to an IED planted by Death Eaters from across the border", the director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) tweeted.
The squad under the martyred officer was supervising fencing work in an area "which carried [a] critical infiltration route", the ISPR added.
Maj Adeel belonged to Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... while Sepoy Faraz hailed from Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... The incident comes less than a week after four soldiers of the Army were martyred and one other was injured in two separate incidents of firing by snuffies near the Afghan border.
The first of those incidents had occurred in North Wazoo tribal district, where miscreants had opened fire on a routine patrolling party of security forces near the Abba Khel area of Spinwam tehsil, claiming the life of Sepoy Akhtar Hussain, 23. Two miscreants were also killed in the subsequent exchange of fire.
The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban ...Arabic for students... Pakistain (TTP) had grabbed credit for the ambush.
In the second incident in Dir, suspected Death Eaters had opened fire from across the Pak-Afghan border on Pak troops who were busy in border fencing. Three soldiers were martyred.
[Jpost] A bus bombing killed at least eight people and maimed another six on Friday near Iraq's holy city of Kerbala, south of Baghdad, local police said.
An bomb planted on the bus detonated at a northern entrance to the city, setting fire to the vehicle, two police spokesmen in the area said.
They said the maimed were rushed to hospital.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast.
Such attacks in the mostly Shi'ite Moslem south of Iraq have been rare in recent years, especially after the territorial defeat of 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.... in Iraq in 2017 and the routing of its al Qaeda predecessors in the mid-2000s.
I like the Islam of old when assassins used swords and knives and went after other men. This bombing of buses with women and children on them is leaving me a little disappointed. It's depressing me.
[IsraelTimes] An Israeli military officer on leave was moderately maimed Friday afternoon after being hit in the face with a rock while driving in the northern West Bank.
The 23-year-old was hit when the rock flew through the windshield of his car near the settlement of Ma’aleh Shomron, west of Nablus. The officer’s father was with him in the car at the time.
The maimed man was treated by medics at the scene and taken to a hospital in Petah Tikva.
Several other rock-throwing incidents against Israeli cars were reported in the area, with no injuries.
Rock-throwing attacks against Israeli vehicles are common in the West Bank, though they rarely cause casualties. Extremist settlers have also been known to attack Paleostinian drivers with rocks, and in one incident last year an Israeli teen is accused of having thrown a rock that killed a Paleostinian woman.
[IsraelTimes] 76 said hurt by IDF fire as rioters attack soldiers with bombs and rocks, attempt to sabotage fence.
Over 8,000 Paleostinians took part in weekly protests along the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip’s border with Israel on Friday afternoon.
Some of the Gazooks attacked Israeli soldiers with improvised bombs and rocks, and others attempted to sabotage the security fence.
Paleostinians reported that 76 people were hurt by the IDF response, 48 of them from live fire.
The demonstrations come after a week in which seven Paleostinians were maimed when a rocket fired from the Strip towards Israel went kaboom! near a house inside the coastal enclave.
Paleostinian eyewitnesses said two of the three rockets struck outside a home in the southern city of Rafah Wednesday, and a third fell near the fence separating Israel and the Gaza Strip.
One day we'll shoot down a dozen of their planes in under 5 minutes and they'll be terribly offended
The question is whether Assad can survive without Russian air cover. Is Assad preferable to al Qaeda/ISIS? Because the non-extremist Sunni Arabs in Syria could probably all fit in a phone booth*. Decisions, decisions ...
* What's a phone booth? Young people want to know.
[AnNahar] Lebanese authorities have released a Lebanese-Australian man detained for more than two years over an alleged plot to bring down a passenger plane bound for the United Arab Emirates from Sydney.
Australian-Lebanese dual citizen Amer Khayyat was freed Friday after a military court found he was innocent.
Shortly after his release, Khayyat said he would go back to Australia, calling it "my country not Leb."
Khayyat was held in Leb since the summer of 2017 days after Australian authorities foiled an alleged plot to down an Etihad flight bound for Abu Dhabi in 2017.
Two of Khayyat's brothers are on trial in Australia for the plot. But Australian authorities believe Amer Khayyat was an unwitting participant in the failed attack.
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
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