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Now in Power, Taliban Set Sights on Afghan Drug Underworld
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Good Morning

Psaki attempts to walk back Kerry claim that Biden 'had not been aware' of French reaction to sub deal
Friday October 8th, 2021

11 GOP governors to convene in Texas border town for summit on open border impacts in states
Madurai man who tried to establish Islamic Caliphate charged by NIA
NIA arrests former LTTE intel wing member in Kerala arms, drugs smuggling case
Taliban takeover has made situation in South Asia very dangerous says former US NSA
Morocco's Mohammed VI unveils new government
US gives Egypt%u2019s Sinai 20 buses for development purposes
Gunfire exchange among people in 2 SUVs
results in Minneapolis crash that kills bystander

Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10811 views] Top|| File under:

#1  First Men in the Moon (1964)
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/08/2021 7:36 Comments || Top||

Martha Hyer was an American actress. She is best remembered for her role as Gwen French in Some Came Running, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her autobiography, Finding My Way: A Hollywood Memoir, was published in 1990.

Born: August 10, 1924, Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Died: May 31, 2014, Santa Fe, New Mexico, U.S.

Wikipedia - MH - IMDb
Posted by: Fligum Peacock9379 || 10/08/2021 7:39 Comments || Top||

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Posted by: Fligum Peacock9379 || 10/08/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Lower, Martha, not higher.
Posted by: Snusoger Craitch3012 || 10/08/2021 8:33 Comments || Top||

#6  That's a waste of a perfectly good... towel
Posted by: Hupolutch Slailet4425 || 10/08/2021 11:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Was Martha a Late or Early Bloomer ?
Did Martha Bathe ?
Did Martha Bear Arms ?
Did Martha Smoke ?
Was Martha 'Smoking' ?
Inquiring Minds Want to Know...

Posted by: Slats Thinemble8460 || 10/08/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||

#8  #7 Was Martha a Late or Early Bloomer ?
Did Martha Bathe ?
Did Martha Bear Arms ?
Did Martha Smoke ?
Was Martha 'Smoking' ?
Inquiring Minds Want to Know...

...Left out: Did Martha Ever Put Anyone's Eyes Out?

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/08/2021 13:54 Comments || Top||

#9  Any man getting within range of Martha had to keep his eyes open, or he'd get his eyes poked out!
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 10/08/2021 13:59 Comments || Top||

#10  Women of that era appear to be a different species compared to the current crop of purple-haired, tatted manatees that pass for media stars.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/08/2021 14:12 Comments || Top||

#11  Stop being mean to manatees!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/08/2021 14:15 Comments || Top||

#12  Put down those (three) guns!
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Hapsburg5031 || 10/08/2021 14:36 Comments || Top||

#13  I hope those are licensed and registered lethal weapons...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/08/2021 14:43 Comments || Top||

#14  She shot that leopard herself.
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2021 21:47 Comments || Top||

#15  Maybe she just talked the leopard out of its skin. She looks...persuasive.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/08/2021 21:51 Comments || Top||

Now in Power, Taliban Set Sights on Afghan Drug Underworld
Forward to the past!
[AnNahar] Now the uncontested rulers of Afghanistan, the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have set their sights on stamping out the scourge of narcotics addiction, even if by force.

At nightfall, the battle-hardened fighters-turned-coppers scour the capital's drug-ravaged underworld. Below Kabul's bustling city bridges, amid piles of garbage and streams of filthy water, hundreds of homeless men addicted to heroin and methamphetamines are rounded up, beaten and forcibly taken to treatment centers. The News Agency that Dare Not be Named gained rare access to one such raid last week.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10808 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  The Taliban may go after Afghan users, but its attack on growers will greatly displease the Pakistan military ISI. That could be breaking rice bowls.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 10/08/2021 8:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder if this has something to do with it -

Russia to host Taliban, other Afghan parties for talks
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/08/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Homies using too much of the product that could be shipped elsewhere for more money?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/08/2021 9:26 Comments || Top||

#4  "welcomed by some health workers, who have had no choice"
Does anybody besides me find this phrase to be a little odd?
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/08/2021 12:10 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab raid repelled as lawmakers survive grenade attack in Somalia
[Garowe] The Somali National Army [SNA] repelled an al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
attack, in yet another dramatic moment that showcases the ability of the federal army, which has been undergoing rebuilding for the last decade after years of downfall.

State media reported that the federal army stationed in Janale town in Lower Shabelle killed three al-Shabaab Lions of Islam within the region after they attempted to run over a camp, following brief fire exchanges.

The incident also left a number of al-Shabaab Lions of Islam nursing their injuries as quite a number also got apprehended by the state army. The incident took place on Tuesday night according to the state media.

"Somali National Army stationed in Janale town of Lower Shabelle region killed 3 Alshabab fighters and maimed several others after forces of Evil had attempted to attack the army base on Tuesday night," state media reported.

Janale town, a former al-Shabaab base, was liberated in 2020 following an operation carried jointly by the Somali National Army and the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
Mission Forces [AMISOM] which is responsible for security and peace in Somalia.

The town has since been under the Somali troops which are also in charge of several villages within the town. It's in Janale that al-Shabaab for a long time used to extort taxes from the locals with impunity and retrogressive antics.

Elsewhere, two regional members of parliament were maimed Tuesday night in a grenade attack in Jowhar, town, the regional administrative capital of Hirshabelle, as elections for the remaining two senators concluded.

The two politicians-Abdirahman Idow and Mohammed Dheere were maimed after a hand grenade was reportedly hurled at the house of Jowhar mayor where the politicians were in.

The attack is the second one in about a month. Three regional MPs were maimed last month after a similar grenade attack at an administrator’s residence. The bad boy group al-Shabaab grabbed credit for the attack but did not give immediate reasons why it targeted the politicians.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Well, since our border is open, buy these lawmaker haters a ticket to Chicago.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/08/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Four ISIS supporters detained in Ingushetia
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] In Ingushetia, four extremists who were preparing terrorist attacks on the territory of the region were detained. All of them were supporters of ISIS, the FSB's Public Relations Center reported on September 6.

Physical evidence of their involvement in terrorist activities, including firearms and edged weapons, improvised explosive devices and components for the manufacture of IEDs, were seized from the detainees during the searches. In addition, there is evidence of coordination of the detainees by members of ISIS.

"In the communications used, correspondence with members of the international terrorist organization ISIL, confirming their criminal intentions, were found," the FSB said.

On this fact, a criminal case was initiated under the articles of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "Participation in the activities of a terrorist organization", "Aiding in participation in the activities of a terrorist organization" and "Failure to report an impending crime."
Posted by: badanov || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

The Grand Turk
Russian IS militant detained in Turkey
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] In Ankara, a Russian citizen was detained, wanted by Interpol for his participation in the terrorist organization "Islamic State." This was reported on October 7 by the Hurriyet newspaper.

The special operation to detain the militant was carried out by the Turkish security forces. It is known that the terrorist entered Turkey illegally and was in the capital. The police found the house where a member of the radical group was hiding.

During the search, law enforcement officers seized more than four thousand dollars, eight thousand rubles and more than 16 thousand Turkish lira, as well as numerous digital materials and fake Syrian identity cards issued in the name of the offender.

It is also noted that in relation to the terrorist wanted by Interpol, who is accused of committing crimes on the territory of Syria, a "red notice" was published, requiring, if he is caught, immediate arrest and extradition.

As reported by IA REGNUM , in September in Ingushetia, four extremists who were preparing terrorist attacks in the region were detained. All of them were supporters of ISIS.

Posted by: badanov || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Government Corruption
Wisconsin military base turns into a small city as Afghans await resettlement
[NPR] Young Afghans who recently fled their homeland joined with American soldiers to play a soccer game on a sunny fall day at the sprawling Fort McCoy military base in Wisconsin. The Afghan team had both boys and several girls — including a goalie who wore a black hijab and blue jeans.

They are among 13,000 Afghan refugees who escaped the Taliban forces in August now find themselves at this Army base, awaiting resettlement in communities across the nation.

Nearby, Afghan women hang laundry on chain link fences. Kids play frisbee or scoot by on bikes. Girls walk past hand in hand. Many grown women look out their window in their barracks.

Brig. Gen. Christopher Norrie heads the task force called Operation Allies Welcome. For Norrie and others, these Afghans are not refugees.

"We have guests here who have served and sacrificed with us, who helped us, many here previously wounded in combat — all hopeful for a better future," Norrie says.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2021 10:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10798 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ah, The official NPR smiley face stamp.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/08/2021 12:24 Comments || Top||

#2  :-) "a goalie in hijab & jeans!" :-)

How vibrant!
A Gorgeous Mosaic!
Posted by: Jinter Panda1230 || 10/08/2021 13:04 Comments || Top||

#3  How about they "hope for a better future" in an Muslim country?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/08/2021 14:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Fuck Chris Norrie clap,clap,clap-clap-clap
Posted by: Ebbuling Thase3480 || 10/08/2021 17:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Nearby, Afghan women hang laundry on chain link fences. Kids play frisbee or scoot by on bikes. Girls walk past hand in hand. Many grown women look out their window in their barracks.

Teach 'em to moonshine and put their cars up on cinder blocks, we can turn them into hillbillies in a generation. I mean, they already got the tribal hill people thing down, they just need to learn the local idiom.

Snark aside, it will be interesting to see how this experiment in cultural transplantation works out. Since humans are involved, the results will be mixed. Probably the usual 80/20 with the weight on the bad side.
My money is still on Boulder for the measles outbreak.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/08/2021 17:57 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
One Of The Navy's Prized Seawolf Class Submarines Has Suffered An Underwater Collision (Updated)
[The Drive via Rantingly] USS Connecticut's nuclear reactor was unaffected by the undersea accident, but the Navy won't say what exactly the submarine hit.

The USS Connecticut, one of the U.S. Navy's highly advanced and secretive nuclear-powered Seawolf class submarines, is on its way back to port after suffering an underwater collision. The service says that there were no life-threatening injuries among the members of Connecticut's crew as a result of the accident. The submarine itself is in a "safe and stable condition" and its reactor plant was unaffected and remains fully operational.

USNI News was first to report on this accident, which occurred on Oct. 2. The Navy would not say where the submarine was at the time of the collision, beyond in international waters somewhere in the Indo-Pacific region, or what it hit. The service also only said that Connecticut was now headed to a port in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility, which includes the Western Pacific Ocean and a significant portion of the Indian Ocean, as well as various bodies of water in between. U.S. 7th Fleet has its main headquarters in Japan.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10804 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe it was a giant octopus.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/08/2021 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Guess they will need a new captain
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/08/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

#3  One ping only?
Posted by: Raj || 10/08/2021 0:21 Comments || Top||

#4  It is damn peculiar that 11 were injured but the sub wasn't lost. That means this "collision" wasn't severe enough for a hull breach -- but 11 were injured? Hmmm. Best guess is they were on mission or training and something went wrong and the PR reads that they had an underwater collision. Seawolfs are *massive* so for so many to be injured, either it did some crazytown maneuvers to avoid something (and ppl fell out of their racks) or something else happened...
Posted by: Black is a form of dirt || 10/08/2021 0:44 Comments || Top||

#5  It may have been an incident similar to the April 1, 2001 Hainan Island incident, where in this case a Chinese sub "slow bumped" the American sub in an attempt to 'escort' it away from the area. The American side may not want to reveal the depth this happened or the location where it was discovered. Revealing the damage area on the U.S. sub to the public, would help relieve fears, but I'm not going to hold my breath.
Posted by: Fleck Whusing1259 || 10/08/2021 1:26 Comments || Top||

#6  (Youtube) The Hunt For Red October(1990)--Crazy Ivan....?
Posted by: magpie || 10/08/2021 2:02 Comments || Top||

#7  Not the Kraken?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2021 2:13 Comments || Top||

#8  UFO [unidentified floating object]
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2021 6:55 Comments || Top||

#9  From a former submariner - "If you see pictures and stories with details, that means they probably bumped into something mundane like a floating/mostly submerged shipping container. If you see and hear nothing further about it, they probably bumped into something cigar shaped."

I'm going with cigar shaped.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/08/2021 6:59 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 Yep, China playing chicken.
Posted by: Dale || 10/08/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#11  USS Greeneville collision
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/08/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#12  I think around 2005 a US sub "ran into a mountain" off Guam. or so they said.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/08/2021 8:35 Comments || Top||

#13  If it was a chinese sub, what are the most likely scenarios under which they might collide? Would the chinese sub just be sitting there quiet and our sub ran into it, unaware? Or maybe saw it at the last minute, but couldn't turn. You'd think the Chinese sub wouldn't want to be hit, either. Or perhaps they were maneuvering around, fully aware of each other, playing cat-and-mouse? That kinda seems most likely.
Posted by: Snakes Sleager5327 || 10/08/2021 10:03 Comments || Top||

#14  Almost as unbelievable as what happened to the Scorpion! Bangcok is correct..l also was a boat guy!
Posted by: Glotle Ebbomoper1811 || 10/08/2021 10:33 Comments || Top||

#15  I don't know, they've managed to run into a lot of surface ships along the way, but they've been better about that of late. In '09, SSN Hartford ran into Amphib New Orleans so hard they bent the sail. In '12, SSN Montpelier managed to break cruiser San Jacinto's sonar dome. (They were on a sub hunting exercise. I'm not sure who won.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/08/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#16  Hat tip to boat people. Takes a rather unique brand of courage.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/08/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#17  Rare but sometimes these subs will tail a commercial ship leaving harbor.
We were on a sea trial for the Navy and one of their subs tailed us unbeknown we were about to demonstrate "crash astern" and we cleaned up their con tower with our propellar.
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/08/2021 11:43 Comments || Top||

#18  Wouldn't a head count of the Chinese subs and keeping an eye on shipyards for one to pull in tell the story?
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 10/08/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Black is a form of dirt || 10/08/2021 11:48 Comments || Top||

#20  Given the recent, massive ChiCom military demonstrations and posturing, I would imagine the Navy would have a heightened interest in collections assets and even an overt (to skilled eyes and ears) presence in that Sooth China Seas area. So gamesmanship, stealth collections of naval data, and other risky things seem likely. Does where they do the repairs hint at how severe the damage was?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/08/2021 12:45 Comments || Top||

#21  Subs not for the claustrophobic.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/08/2021 14:02 Comments || Top||

#22  Reportedly headed for Guam, which likely means a shipworthyness patch up and take the 11 injured off under a 'fewer prying eyes' environment.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/08/2021 14:25 Comments || Top||

#23  Could this be the bubble-head version of recon by fire?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/08/2021 14:36 Comments || Top||

#24  For that many injuries the boat had a significant deacceleration. One container vs the momentum and mass of the sub IMHO would not have done it. So it hit an immovable object or some movable object of close to equal mass.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 10/08/2021 19:08 Comments || Top||

#25  Lucky it didn't damage the front windows or flying sub, like on the Seaview
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2021 21:03 Comments || Top||

#26  All of the crew will have to sign a 50 year secrecy letter!
Posted by: Ebbineth Prince of the Danes4598 || 10/08/2021 23:05 Comments || Top||

#27  Was it a Seawolf or the SeaView (link)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/08/2021 23:47 Comments || Top||

Two days after killing 3 civilians, terrorists kill 2 teachers in Srinagar
[OneIndia] Two teachers have been killed by holy warriors in Srinagar. The incident comes two days after holy warriors rubbed out three civilians in 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....
Today's incident took place in the Eidgah area of Srinagar. The two teachers who were killed have been identified as Satinder Kaur and Deepak Chand. Satinder was the principal of the school.

Two days after killing 3 civilians, holy warriors kill 2 teachers in Srinagar
"At about 11:15 am, holy warriors rubbed out two school teachers at Sangam Eidgah in Srinagar district," a police official said.

On Tuesday, The Resistance® Front killed three civilians including a prominent chemist in Jammu and Kashmir. In the first incident, holy warriors fired at a chemist, M L Bindro at the Iqbal Park area of Srinagar. He succumbed on the way to hospital. The incident took place at around 7 pm.

Releasing a statement after the attacks, spokesperson for The Resistance® Front, Umar Wani said that the group had carried out three assassinations in North Kashmir. He said that Bindro was killed because he was an RSS worker.

In the second attack the TRF killed one Virender Paswan. The outfit termed him as a non-local informer of the Intelligence Bureau. The third attack was on Shafi Lone, whom the TRF termed as an informer. The attack took place at the Shahgund area of Hajin in Bandipora district.

In its statement, the TRF said that it would continue with attacks on RSS workers and non-local informers. We will continue with the attacks and strike fear in the hearts of these people the statement also read.

Investigations by the police are underway and a search has been launched for the terrorists.

The TRF is an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba which was formed last year. The TRF has largely local holy warriors and since the day of its formation, it has targeted Hindus and people which it thinks are informers of the police. An official tells OneIndia that the intention is to drive fear into the minds of the people. The TRF has specifically targeted Hindus and those in support of peace in Jammu and Kashmir, the officer also said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10808 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

#1  Were they teaching CRT? Jist askin on behalf of the national school board ass-ociation.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 10/08/2021 0:07 Comments || Top||

NIA arrests former LTTE intel wing member in Kerala arms, drugs smuggling case
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has arrested a key conspirator in the Vizhinjam arms case.

The agency arrested Satkunam alias Sabesan, a Sri Lankan national in connection with the case. The NIA said that he was a former member of the intelligence wing of the LTTE
...the Tamil Tigers, formally the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, is a plain vanilla Socialist ethnic liberation movement in northern Sri Lanka, crushed in 2009 after a 26-year civil war. Their claim to fame was normalizing the civilian suicide bomber, subsequently copied with great enthusiasm by various jihadi movements. Despite having been crushed, the remnants pop up from time to time, because revolution is much more fun for some than getting a job and getting on with life...
and was residing at Valsaravakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. He was involved in arms and drug trafficking from Pakistain to Sri Lanka. The funds were being used for the revival of the LTTE, the NIA said.

The case was registered by the NIA based on the complaint by the NCB that five AK 47 rifles and thousand rounds of 9mm ammunition were seized along with 300kgs of heroin off Minicoy coast upon interception of the fishing vessel Ravihansi by the Coast Gaurd on March 18 2021.

The probe has revealed that the accused had arranged conspiracy meetings of LTTE sympathisers in India.

He had also played a crucial role in routing the proceeds of drug trafficking to former LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka for the revival of the outfit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

Madurai man who tried to establish Islamic Caliphate charged by NIA
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet in connection with the Madurai Hizbul Ut Tahrir module case. The NIA charged one Abdullah alias Sarvana Kumar, a resident of Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Investigation revealed that Abdullah was uploading posts on his Facebook account and was instigating people to establish Khilafah. The NIA said that he was trying to threaten the unity, security and illusory sovereignty of the country.

Further, he also sought cooperation from people of other countries to set up an army and establish 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....
in Tamil Nadu by waging Jihad.

Abdullah was a highly radicalised person and he had associated himself with the ISIS recruiters with an intention to propagate the activities of the outfit, the NIA also said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Islamic Jihad inmates charged with setting fire to cells during jailbreak riot
[IsraelTimes] Two prisoners in Ramon jail placed mattresses in the shower room, set them alight, after wardens tried to move security prisoners between facilities in wake of Gilboa prison escape.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged two members of the Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
terror group with setting fires in the Ramon prison in southern Israel last month, amid the escape of six Paleostinian security prisoners.

Omar ar-Roub, who is serving a life sentence, and Hammouda Zaika placed mattresses in a prison shower room, set them on fire using a lighter, which resulted in damage to the walls of the toilet cubicle, as well as the cellblock, according to the indictment.

The unrest in the prison, as well as others around the country, came as the Israel Prisons Service issued new restrictions on inmates following the escape of six security prisoners from a high-security Gilboa prison on September 6.

At the time, the Prisons Service began to move PIJ inmates between facilities following the jailbreak, as five of the escapees were members of the terror group.

Two cells in different wings of Ramon prison were set on fire on September 8, according to the IPS. Both blazes were brought under control after a short while.

Earlier that day, at least seven cells were set on fire in Ketziot prison, also located in Israel’s Negev desert, by members of the PIJ after they had refused to be moved between sections.

Prosecutors on Thursday said that if the prison guards had not managed to extinguish the fire quickly, "the fire could have spread throughout the prison and the incident could have ended in terrible disaster and loss of life."

The six prisoners — five of them members of the PIJ, along with notorious Fatah terrorist Zakaria Zubeidi — beat feet from Gilboa Prison, making their way out through their cell’s drainage system and an empty space underneath the prison. They had reportedly begun digging in November, using plates, panhandles, building debris, and part of a metal hanger.

Four of them were captured in northern Israel within the first week, but two others made their way into the northern West Bank city of Jenin and hid out there until their arrest on September 19.

The escape exposed a series of lapses at the prison, including a failure to learn lessons from previous escape attempts and several operational blunders such as unmanned watchtowers and sleeping guards.
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#1  They got that idea from watching BLM burn down their own neighborhoods on teevee.
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Syria's AANES hands over ISIS families to European delegation
The Syrian-Kurd side of this story from yesterday.
[NPASYRIA] Yesterday on Wednesday, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) handed over a number of children and wives of ISIS members to German and Danish delegations.

The delegation consisted of Kristoffer Vivike, Head of Department for Consular Assistance and Crisis Management, Manja Kliese, Head of Division Consular Assistance for Germans Abroad, and Kurt George Stöckl-Stillfried, Director for Consular Affairs and Migration, along with security advisors in order to repatriate their citizens.

Abdul Karim Omar, co-chair of the AANES Department of Foreign Relations, and other officials of the department received the visiting delegations.

The German delegation received 23 children and eight women who were in Roj camp in northeastern Syria, after the two parties signed a document bearing the slogan of the Autonomous Administration.

In an exclusive interview with North Press, Stöckl-Stillfried said that he will come back to northeast Syria again to repatriate their citizens.

He thanked the Autonomous Administration for its efforts regarding "this humanitarian mission."

For his part, Vivike said that he is in Qamishli to "repatriate 14 children and three women from Roj Camp."

"Treatment will be provided to the children, and women will face criminal charges," he added.

The Danish official thanked the Autonomous Administration for the beneficial dialogue about the prevention of re-appearance of ISIS.

Following the meeting, the delegations left the city of Qamishli accompanying the women and kiddies.

Late in June, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Commander-in-Chief, Mazloum Abdi addressed a speech to the meeting of US-led Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS that was held on the sidelines of the G7 meeting in Rome.

Abdi called on the Coalition to repatriate those people to their homelands, support education and rehabilitation/de-radicalization programs, and support stability and economic recovery in liberated areas to address the root causes of extremism.
The Times of Israel adds:
Tabloid-style daily Bild reported that [German] foreign ministry and police officials landed in the region early Wednesday on a US military plane, which then brought the group to Kuwait before they boarded a flight to Frankfurt.

The women are aged between 30 and 38 and come from several regions around Germany, Der Spiegel weekly reported.

German federal prosecutors said three women — whom it identified only as Solale M., Romiena S. and Verena M. in line with local privacy rules — were arrested on arrival at Frankfurt airport. They are accused of membership in a foreign terror organization, taking the children with them against their fathers’ will and violations of their duties of care and education.
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State TV says Iranian speedboats intercepted US Navy vessel
[AlAhram] Iran's state TV reported Thursday that speedboats belonging to the country's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard have intercepted a U.S. vessel in the Persian Gulf. A U.S. Navy front man said he was not aware of any such encounter at sea over the past days.

The region remains on edge over Iran's escalating nuclear program. Talks in Vienna to revive Tehran's now-tattered 2015 accord with world powers have stalled since June, with no date set for their resumption.

Thursday's Iranian report aired footage that the TV said was filmed from one of the Guard speedboats. It shows a vessel with the U.S. flag and several personnel on board as the speedboat appears to be chasing it.

A voice is heard in Farsi, saying: ``Keep chasing them.'' The report did not say when the encounter took place.
So it could have been years ago?
Cmdr. Timothy Hawkins, a front man for the U.S. Navy's Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said he wasn't aware of any sort of unsafe interaction with 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
in the last two days.
So it could indeed have happened years ago.
The report is the first such report in recent months.

In May, the Guard rejected the U.S. Navy's claim that fast-approaching Iranian speedboats in the Strait of Hormuz sparked a tense encounter a day after the U.S. said the Revolutionary Guard sent 13 armed speedboats too close to U.S. Navy vessels in the Strait.

The United States at the time said a Coast Guard cutter fired warning shots when two of the Iranian boats came dangerously close.

The 2015 nuclear deal saw Tehran drastically limit its enrichment of uranium in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. In 2018, then-President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
unilaterally withdrew America from the accord, raising tensions across the wider Middle East and sparking a series of attacks and incidents.

With the talks in Vienna now stalled, Iran has breached limits set by the accord and is enriching small amounts of uranium to its closest-ever levels to weapons-grade purity as its stockpile continues to grow. Iran says its nuclear program is only for peaceful purposes.

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