Hi there, !
Today Sun 10/24/2021 Sat 10/23/2021 Fri 10/22/2021 Thu 10/21/2021 Wed 10/20/2021 Tue 10/19/2021 Mon 10/18/2021 Archives
Rantburg
477155 articles and 1684467 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 52 articles and 157 comments as of 10:15.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Background    Non-WoT    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
The Arab coalition says it killed more than 82 Houthis in airstrikes near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 1: WoT Operations
7 23:59 Slats Phaitle8655 [163] 
0 [73] 
12 16:42 Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 [316] 
0 [219] 
4 14:14 magpie [124] 
3 12:17 trailing wife [170] 
4 15:14 Mullah Richard [123] 
1 06:03 Mike Kozlowski [125] 
5 11:39 M. Murcek [128] 
0 [68] 
0 [58] 
0 [83] 
0 [56] 
0 [69] 
0 [84] 
0 [96] 
0 [93] 
0 [107] 
Page 2: WoT Background
0 [47]
0 [57]
0 [67]
0 [65]
2 20:50 borgboy [100]
0 [33]
0 [98]
1 06:35 NN2N1 [96]
11 18:20 trailing wife [423]
Page 3: Non-WoT
2 11:56 M. Murcek [105]
21 20:25 Chris [433]
6 12:15 Cesare [168]
1 15:27 Skidmark [78]
1 10:16 Thing From Snowy Mountain [77]
1 12:17 Procopius2k [67]
0 [54]
0 [43]
4 14:19 magpie [136]
2 03:00 Ulaise Black8626 [172]
0 [51]
0 [56]
3 15:20 swksvolFF [298]
1 10:05 ed in texas [162]
Page 4: Opinion
10 22:13 KBK [209]
7 11:41 crazyhorse [176]
8 14:43 Matt [198]
9 09:59 badanov [194]
6 15:37 swksvolFF [176]
Page 6: Politix
2 09:08 Lord Garth [119]
3 15:23 jpal [137]
7 13:31 Matt [161]
3 22:14 KBK [137]
3 15:13 ed in texas [179]
7 22:34 magpie [228]
Good Morning

After trashing supply chain,
White House official mocks consumers
Thursday October 21st, 2021

janerussell03
12,000 Afghans in U.S. Now with No ID Whatsoever
'250' Daesh Members Arrested in 1 Month: Officials
Six Loyalist Fighters Killed in Syria Arms Depot Blast
Grenade Targets Taliban Vehicle in Afghan Capital
Somali refugee wins local seat in Italy
Biden forces legendary CIA chief of Iranian operations to retire
Teen shot Tuesday was 54th
child shot in Minneapolis this year

Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That's a nicely appropriate photo to accompany those two Defender-Scimitar and Times-Picayune headlines: Big Guns
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Jane Russell
Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell was an American actress, singer, and model. She is known as one of Hollywood's leading sex symbols in the 1940s and 1950s. Russell moved from the Midwest to California, where she had her first film role in Howard Hughes' The Outlaw.

Born: Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell, June 21, 1921, Bemidji, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: February 28, 2011, Santa Maria, California, U.S. (89 Years)

Wikipedia - EJGR JR - IMDb
Posted by: Albert Ebbomp1451 || 10/21/2021 8:25 Comments || Top||

#3 






Posted by: Albert Ebbomp1451 || 10/21/2021 8:34 Comments || Top||

#4  I seem to recall Jane Russell endowing a pulmonary function clinic at SF General when I was there in the 70's. Seemed appropriate. Can't find any current reference so it might just be the fantasies of a cooling brain.....
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/21/2021 8:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Jane Russell - Motorcycle Enthusiast -






Posted by: Big the Great5641 || 10/21/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Didn't Howard Hughes invent the underwire bra for her?

You know to keep things on the up-and-up.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/21/2021 13:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Jane, You were a Babe, RIP.
Thanks for all the good times
you made for others
because of your talented life.
Posted by: Slats Phaitle8655 || 10/21/2021 23:59 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Grenade Targets Taliban Vehicle in Afghan Capital
Nothing about this in Khaama Press or Tolo News.
[AnNahar] A grenade attack on a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
vehicle maimed two fighters and four nearby school children in Kabul on Wednesday, officials said.

A probe has been launched to "find the perpetrators", Taliban interior ministry front man Qari Sayed Khosti told AFP, adding two soldiers were maimed after "a grenade was thrown at a mujahideen vehicle in Deh Mazang".

Another official said: "Our initial information shows four school students maimed."

The explosion happened just before 8 am (0330 GMT) during rush hour in the Deh Mazang district in the west of Kabul, a witness told AFP.

"I was on my way to work, it was 7.55 am and I heard this very big explosion on the road. I managed to escape," said Amin Amani.

"I saw a lot of smoke in the mirror of the car and I saw people running," the 35-year-old translator said.

Images shared on social media showed plumes of smoke and dust rising into the air on the streets of the capital.

Broken glass could be seen at the scene of the blast as security forces stood guard, ushering bystanders away as traffic resumed on the surrounding roads.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


'250' Daesh Members Arrested in 1 Month: Officials
[ToloNews] More than 250 fighters affiliated with ISIS were arrested within the past month, officials said, adding that many of them are the prisoners who had fled from the prisons across the country.

"250 individuals affiliated with ISIS have been arrested. They were those who fled from the prisons," he said. "Some of their plans were to carry out blasts but the plans failed, tens of their attacks were thwarted."

ISIS took responsibility for the two recent deadly attacks, one in the northern province of Kunduz and the other in the southern province of Kandahar.

Dozens of non-combatants were killed and a great number of them received injuries.

"The intelligence agency of Afghanistan should detect the sanctuaries and supporters of this group and eliminate them, otherwise it will be a great danger for Afghanistan in the future," said Sadiq Shinwari, a former member of the military.

The US defense secretary Llyod Austin said that the US will pursue efforts to counter the ISIS group.

"No doubt we'll talk about, I hope we'll talk about NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
's role post-Afghanistan and some of the lessons learned from Afghanistan. And we'll also hopefully have an ability to talk about, or an opportunity to talk about, our current counter-ISIS efforts and discuss some things with our allies that are involved in that coalition," he added.

"If a serious move was not made against ISIS and it was not eliminated, it would pave the ground to harm many countries and the people in the region, and would commit crimes," said Iran's president Ebrahim Raisi.

The countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization, led by Russia, carried out military exercises in the vicinity of the border between Afghanistan-Tajikistan.

The Russian president Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
recently voiced concerns over the presence of ISIS in Central Asia and ordered strict security provisions near Afghanistan’s borders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [107 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Horn
Al-Shabaab militants raid Kenya's Wajir country, kill one local
[Garowe] Suspected al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
gunnies on Tuesday raided Konton village in Wajir East, it has now emerged, with the attack becoming the first on Kenyan soil in as many months. The gunnies have not attacked the country in recent weeks.

Reports from Konton village in Wajir indicate that the gunnies stormed a home in the village killing one local from fleeing the scene. Authorities are yet to establish the motive behind the gruesome murder.

The krazed killers, whose number could not be determined at that time, are said to have disappeared into thickets after committing the murder. No coppers or members of the Kenya Defense Forces [KDF] were at the scene at the time of the attack.

Konton location shares a common border with Somalia and the gunnies have been taking advantage of proximity to the Horn of Africa nation to attack innocent civilians, members of security forces, and at times, senior government officials.

In 2019, at least 12 Administration Police officers were killed by the al-Shabaab gunnies within the vicinity of Konton village. The attack on the was one of the worst targeting security forces within the Republic of Kenya. Reports suggested that out of 11 Administration Police officers in the vehicle, only one survived the attacks.

The officers were on normal patrol between Khorof Harar and Konton village along the Kenya-Somalia border when their vehicle ran over the improvised bomb [IED]. Other sources indicate the officers were in pursuit of al-Shabaab forces of Evil who had stormed Konton center the previous day.

The targets of the attack, witnesses said, were the National Police Reservists based in the center. "The NPRs fought the Al-Shabaab krazed killers, while the locals fled the town center," a witness said.

The police reservists were however overpowered by the forces of Evil after they ran out of ammunition. It is feared that three reservists were kidnapped by the krazed killers.

In 2018, the gunnies also kidnapped two herders in Konton village only to release them months later following intervention by the elders from both Kenya and Somalia. Northeastern Kenya is prone to al-Shabaab raids due to its proximity to the Horn of Africa nation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Four terrorists killed in Somalia
Direct translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] Somali army servicemen have eliminated four terrorists from the Al-Shabab group (an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation), the press service of the administration of the Somali district of Wajid reports.

It is reported that members of the 60th division of the Somali army were conducting an operation against terrorists. During the patrol, they found seven donkeys with carts and their owners, captured by the militants. During the shootout, four terrorists were eliminated, and the donkey owners, along with the animals, were freed.

As reported by IA REGNUM , on October 14, terrorists attacked the soldiers of the Somali army. As a result of the shootout, two militants were killed, the rest fled from the scene of the attack.
Update from Garowe Online at 10:30 p.m. ET: Wajid district is in the Bakool region.
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Egyptian military consolidates grip on northern Sinai
[JPost] Egypt's military has secured large areas of the strategic stretch of land bordering Palestinian-run Gaza and Israel on one side and the Suez Canal on the other.

A string of watchtowers, checkpoints and army posts mark the northern edge of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and troops patrol in armored vehicles along repaved roads.

Branch roads have been blocked off with piles of sand and some houses demolished to deprive militants of cover between Al Arish and Sheikh Zuweid, a focal point of the war between the Egyptian military and Islamist insurgents over the past decade.

The measures reflect a significant shift in the security situation in the past two years.

The military has secured large areas of the strategic stretch of land bordering Palestinian-run Gaza and Israel on one side and the Suez Canal on the other, and is no longer on the back foot, witnesses, security sources and analysts say.

Civilian life is still severely curtailed but the long-neglected region is changing as the state forges ahead with development schemes.

Many of the militants have been killed, fled or surrendered. As few as 200 are still active, down from 400 two years ago and 800 in 2017, according to three Egyptian security sources.
It’s nice to have relatively solid numbers.
In place of big attacks, they increasingly depend on snipers, homemade bombs and mortars.

On the outskirts of North Sinai's main city Al Arish, near where razed olive farms once stood, the government has built new apartment blocks.

A resident said people just sought a return to normality.

"We've had enough," said the man in his 50s, declining to be named. "We want to return to our houses or even the new ones they are building. We want to live in peace again."

Egyptian authorities did not respond to a request for comment on the situation in North Sinai.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen kidnap dozens of people in western Nigeria
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At least 30 people were kidnapped by gunmen on a highway in western Nigeria, Channels Television reported on October 21.

The incident took place in the state of Niger. The militants opened fire and stopped the bus, as well as two cars. Under the threat of reprisals, they took people out of the vehicles and took them away in an unknown direction.

As reported by IA REGNUM , in early September in the state of Zamfara in northwestern Nigeria, more than 100 students and several school teachers were abducted.
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
The Arab coalition says it killed more than 82 Houthis in airstrikes near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  fairly effect action by the 'arab coalition' in the past week or so

compared with five years or more of ineffective

is it

- improvement in equipment
- some other country is helping the arab coalition to use their equipment more effectively
Posted by: Lord Garth || 10/21/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Or maybe seeing Uncle Sugar ain't riding to the rescue while Slow Joe is in charge fronting the US gummint's machinations or lack thereof...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2021 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  Or they’re just inventing the numbers out of whole cloth.

I have no idea what the answer is.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 12:17 Comments || Top||


Police in Saudi Arabia’s Mecca foil an attempt to distribute 53,792 kilograms (118,591 lbs) of hashish hidden in the cavities of a vehicle
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Gotta be 58.8kg. More than enough to fill the desert tent with smoke and get the camels flying. An 18 wheel tractor trailer load limit is 80,000 pounds.
Posted by: Ulaise Black8626 || 10/21/2021 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Given the statement "...hidden in the cavities" weight listed.
Imagine how big the hauler/trailer had to be, to have enough space for cavities to hide
59 Tons of dope?

So I am leaning to News Typo?

Either way here is a alternative news source.

"The security patrols of the Makkah Al-Mukarramah Police managed to thwart the promotion of about 54 kilograms of cannabis, which was seized hidden inside a vehicle."

As you read down you see 54KG becomes 53,792.
? Could a Comma vs Period be the issue?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/21/2021 6:00 Comments || Top||

#3  re#1. I was about to ask what the hell kind of vehicle it was to have a load that big.
Posted by: Chris || 10/21/2021 11:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Perhaps a new angle for 'Stoning of the Devil'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/21/2021 15:14 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declares a state of emergency in the country grappling with a surge in drug-related violence
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Well, he's got the right name for the job. Gig 'em, Guillermo!
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 2:09 Comments || Top||

#2  US Secretary of State Antony Blinken flew to Ecuador on October 19 to declare US support for the country’s beleaguered President Guillermo Lasso, one day after he imposed a state of emergency (estado de excepción), suspending constitutional rights and deploying heavily armed troops in the streets.
Appearing before the media alongside Ecuador’s foreign minister, Mauricio Montalvo, Blinken declared, “In extraordinary moments, democracies require exceptional measures.”
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 10/21/2021 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ love it. Estado de excepción.
That neatly summarizes our kakocrats' theory of governance.

Sort of a unified field theory of Woke Begavior, of everything these assholes have perpetrated in the last several years:

Excepción del WuFlu
Excepción del Negro
Excepción de las Protestas Pacíficas
Excepción del Inquisición del Seis de Noviembre
Excepción de Los Gentes Que Menstruaran
Excepción del Pelosi [Cuomo, Whitmer, Newsome...]
Excepción de la Guerra Sagrada Contra El Hombre-Naranja.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 8:24 Comments || Top||

#4  /\ And appointing Czars, MerrickF, gotta talk about unelected 'czars'.
Posted by: magpie || 10/21/2021 14:14 Comments || Top||


Europe
Prosecutors arrest two former German soldiers on terrorism charges
[DW] Prosecutors have arrested two former Bundeswehr soldiers accused of being the ringleaders of an attempt to form a terror group. The planned paramilitary unit in 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...
would have put civilian lives at risk, they said.


German federal prosecutors said on Wednesday they had arrested two former Bundeswehr soldiers who are "strongly suspected" of having attempted to form a paramilitary unit made up of other former soldiers or coppers.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


German officials seize 1.2 tons of banned stimulant khat
[DW] Bavarian customs officers have found a large shipment of khat bound for the US market. Smugglers had hoped to trick officials into thinking the narcotic plant leaves were an ordinary domestic adornment.

Munich airport officials on Tuesday said they had seized a bumper haul of illicit khat leaves that was on its way to the United States.

The 1.2 metric ton haul — a record amount for the airport — was headed to the US from Dubai, through Germany.

FALSE DECLARATION
Customs officials at the Munich airport discovered the leaves in a cargo shipment that had been declared as "table decoration."

German customs officials often inspect and, if necessary, seize shipments that are only in transit.

"This is the largest amount of khat seized since Munich Airport was established," said Thomas Meister, press front man for Munich's main customs office.

The office said "appropriate proceedings" had been initiated and the goods seized, with the investigation ongoing.

WHAT IS KHAT?
Khat is a regularly used stimulant in the Horn of Africa and parts of the Middle East.

It is chewed and then held in the cheek as the juices are extracted for its stimulant and euphoric effects.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
it can lead to psychological dependence, depression and paranoid delusions, and is a controlled or banned substance in most of Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
and North America.

The leaf is particularly popular in the 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, Æthiopian and Somali cultures.

US officials say khat use there is most prevalent among immigrants colonists from those countries.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2021 7:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Ooh. And during Oktoberfest, too.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/21/2021 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I was trying to
work up a rhyme about
"Felix the Khat"
and can't make it work.
Posted by: ed in texas || 10/21/2021 9:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Smugglers had hoped to trick officials into thinking the narcotic plant leaves were an ordinary domestic adornment.

'Missile Toe'
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 11:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Would I be wrong in guessing you can't even get smokeless tobacco in Chermany? And therefor those packed lips would look, er, odd?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2021 11:39 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Portland antifa: Serial riot arrestee says one of the comrades he took into his home began squatting there
[TWITTER]

Poor Mr. Lopez, a protest rapper, is discovering the plight of the Mensheviks. He just can’t compete with the "Trumpet Man".
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Once Squaddie, now Squatter.
Or maybe, squatter meets squattee?
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 10/21/2021 1:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Harder to remove than a deeply embedded blood sucking tick.
Posted by: Ulaise Black8626 || 10/21/2021 2:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone who wants something quite different for you than he wants for himself.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2021 6:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Appears to be FBI is having turf issues within it’s own department.
Posted by: Airandee || 10/21/2021 6:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Bonhoeffer’s theory of stupidity
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 10/21/2021 7:57 Comments || Top||

#6  ROTFLMAO!
Posted by: Sonny Black || 10/21/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||

#7  He should call the sheriff to have him forcibly evicted.

Oh, wait...
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/21/2021 10:27 Comments || Top||

#8  There's nothing like a nice steaming cup of Schadenfreude in the morning. This could be a Judge Judy spinoff: "Anarchist Property Court".
Posted by: Matt || 10/21/2021 12:20 Comments || Top||

#9  "Your honor, they pounded me in my keister!"

"Your keister, comrade?"
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/21/2021 12:49 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ lol
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/21/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#11  Did he wipe?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2021 15:23 Comments || Top||

#12  Isn't this Socialism?
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/21/2021 16:42 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
15 terrorists involved in killing of non-locals gunned down in J&K so far
[OneIndia] The 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....
has killed 15 bully boyz since the killing of civilians in the Valley. The police said that the 15 bad boyz were potted in 9 encounters.

In an encounter that took place in Shopian today, the security forces bumped off one terrorist named Adil Ah Wani. He has been active in the Valley since June 20202. He was involved in the killing of a poor labourer, the police said while adding that in the past two weeks 15 bully boyz involved in these civilian killings have been bumped off.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Pakistani bomb blast killed four
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] At least four people were killed in an explosion in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in northwest Pakistan, the local police press office said.

A group of police and military officials reportedly studied the circumstances of another explosion that occurred around noon in the same area.

"In a daytime explosion near the Pakistani-Afghan border, several elderly people were injured in a car. When the police and military arrived at the scene to investigate, a second and major explosion took place, killing four people," the police said.

It is noted that both attacks occurred with the use of improvised explosive devices. So far, none of the known groups have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Posted by: badanov || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
On the 13th October 2021 during the reported IDF airstrike around Palmyra, Syria the ''Qatari Royal Villa'' was struck, several structures were targeted
Perhaps the Qatari royals might want to move to somewhere that is not a regular Israeli target?
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  ...Guessing there was probably nothing even remotely Qatari, royal, or villa-ish about the place.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/21/2021 6:03 Comments || Top||


Two killed in Turkish drone attack in Kobane: conflict monitor
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish drones on Wednesday targeted a vehicle in the Kurdish city of Kobane in northern Syria a conflict monitor said, reporting causalities.

The attack killed two military personnel who were in the car, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Security forces have cordoned off the area preventing more people from being harmed, it added.

Hawar News Agency both reported the attack, not disclosing details.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
has not confirmed the offensive yet.

The assault follows Ankara’s fresh threats of military force against Kurdish forces in Syria. President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than there are in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really most important...
has blamed the People’s Protection Units (YPG) for the death of two Ottoman Turkish coppers on the Syrian border last week.

"We have no patience left regarding some areas in Syria which are the source of attacks on our country," Erdogan told news hounds. "We are determined to eliminate the threats emanating from these places either together with the forces active there or with our own means."

The YPG is a Kurdish armed force in northeastern Syria. Ankara considers it to be the Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), named a terrorist group in Turkey. Ankara has used this alleged link as a pretext for multiple military operations across the border into Rojava.

In October 2019, Turkey launched an offensive against Kurdish forces in northeast Syria. Ceasefires were brokered by Moscow and Washington, but the truces are frequently violated.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Six Loyalist Fighters Killed in Syria Arms Depot Blast
[An Nahar] Six members of a pro-government militia were killed Wednesday in an arms depot blast in the central Syrian province of Hama, a war monitor reported.

Seven other members of the National Defense Forces militia were maimed in the blast, the cause of which remains largely unclear, the Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The pro-government Al-Watan daily reported the same death toll and said a "technical error" caused the explosion, without elaborating.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



Who's in the News
24[untagged]
3Commies
3Govt of Iran
3Narcos
2Taliban/IEA
2Houthis
2Govt of Syria
2Govt of Iran Proxies
2al-Shabaab (AQ)
1[untagged]
1Antifa/BLM
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1Govt of Pakistan
1Hamas
1Islamic State
1Migrants/Illegal Immigrants
1Moslem Colonists
1Sublime Porte

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Thu 2021-10-21
  The Arab coalition says it killed more than 82 Houthis in airstrikes near Yemen’s strategic city of Marib
Wed 2021-10-20
  US jury convicts man who created computer code to help ISIS
Tue 2021-10-19
  Nasrallah says Hezbollah has 100,000 trained Lebanese fighters
Mon 2021-10-18
  Sadr sets out rules for the US when Sadrists assume premiership
Sun 2021-10-17
  Thailand Ends 17-Day Security Op in Deep South Swamp
Sat 2021-10-16
  Lebanon on edge as funerals held for seven killed in Beirut gunbattle
Fri 2021-10-15
  Socialist Labour Party MP in Leicester, England and a BLM activist, has been convicted over threatening to throw acid on the face of a woman
Thu 2021-10-14
  Six dead, dozens injured as Beirut protest erupts into heavy gunfights
Wed 2021-10-13
  Antifa member files frivolous lawsuit claiming he was injured by cops while rioting
Tue 2021-10-12
  Iraqis nab ISIS finance chief with $5 million bounty on his head
Mon 2021-10-11
  NIA raids 16 locations across Kashmir amid fresh civilian killings
Sun 2021-10-10
  UN: 10,000 Displaced as Clashes Escalate over Marib
Sat 2021-10-09
  Suicide bomber kills at least 100 at Shi'ite mosque in Afghanistan
Fri 2021-10-08
  Now in Power, Taliban Set Sights on Afghan Drug Underworld
Thu 2021-10-07
  Tunisia police seize equipment used by pro-Ennahdha channel

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
54.227.97.219
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Background (9)    Non-WoT (14)    Opinion (5)    (0)    Politix (6)