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Afghanistan
Heavy Clashes Ongoing In Uruzgan with Casualties on Both Sides
[ToloNews] A two day, round-the-clock battle is underway in Gizab district of Uruzgan, and has claimed 20 Afghan security force troops and at least 18 Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
fighters, provincial police reported Monday.

Local officials said that festivities are ongoing 5 km away from the district governor’s compound and police headquarters.

Khetab Khanjari, the provincial police chief, said that Afghan security force commandos were deployed by air on Sunday and seven of them have been killed, along with eight regular security force troops and five police.

"At least 18 Taliban were killed, and 22 others were maimed in the past 48 hours," he said.

Khanjari claimed that the Taliban had already "taken heavy casualties" before the recent flare-up, referring to previous fighting in the area that started over two weeks ago.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill, detain 13 Taliban militants in 3 provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed 9 Talibs and arrested 4 others during the operations in Ghazni, Pashtun-infested Logar and Kandahar provinces.

The military officials said Monday the Special Forces conducted the operations in the past 24 hours.

The officials further added that the Special Forces killed 5 of the bandidos forces of Evil in Giro district of Ghazni where they also destroyed a cache of weapons.

The Special Forces killed 4 other bandidos forces of Evil in Kharwar district of Pashtun-infested Logar province, the officials added.

The military officials added that the Special Forces arrested 4 Talibs during a raid which they conducted in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [78 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Airstrikes, armed clash leave 9 Taliban militants dead or wounded in Balkh and Faryab
[KhaamaPress] A series of aristrikes and armed festivities left at least 9 Talibs dead or maimed in northern Balkh and Faryab provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement the security forces conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s amid ongoing festivities in Chaqmaq Village of Pashtun Kot district in Faryab.

The statement further added that the airstrikes killed 6 Talibs and destroyed one of their vehicles.

The airstrikes and armed festivities did not inflict casualties on local residents and security personnel.

Furthermore, the 209th Shaheen Corps said a clash broke out between the Afghan forces and Talibs in Chahar Bolak district which left a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
bully boy dead and two others maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Britain
UK: 20-strong Gang Target ‘White Bastards’, Cut Off Teenager’s Hand with Axe
[BREITBART] A 20-strong gang set upon four tree surgeons in Rochdale, England, calling them "white bastards" and cutting off a teenage worker’s hand with an axe. 27-year-old Habibur Rahman, of Milnrow Road, Rochdale, gathered the mob after the workers had stopped him from abusing an elderly woman, the Manchester Evening News reports.

Rahman, incensed that he had been "disrespected" on his "territory", tracked the four workers to the property they were working on in the rape gang blighted city, blocking them in by parking his car across the driveway while the mob approached armed with weapons including a claw hammer, knives, machetes, a knuckle-duster ‐ and the fateful axe.

"I am not going to let them leave," Rahman said from his car, abusing the workers as "white bastards" who were in his "country", the court heard.

"They’re going to get what they deserve. They’re going to get stabbed."

One of the workers, who was just eighteen years old, interposed himself as a "peacemaker", "completely defenceless" ‐ only for the member of Rahman’s mob armed with the axe, Mohammed Awais Sajid, or ’Skinny’, to suddenly slam the weapon into the young man’s chest, smashing through his ribs and collapsing a lung.

"[Sajid] followed up with a 360 degree spin of his arm, an act which was doubtless employed to enhance the speed and devastation of the attack," recalled prosecutor Tim Storrie.

"The blow itself was aimed at the victim’s head. He was dimly aware at this stage of the weeping of blood down into his waistband. He was turning his body, attempting to leave the scene.

"Through good fortune, he said he realised the axe was above him aiming for his head. He put his arm up to defend himself and the blade essentially severed his arm at the wrist."

The dreadful incident was only brought to a close by one of the tree surgeons revving a chainsaw at the mob to scare them away ‐ although not before Rahman had shattered another worker’s nose with a knuckle-duster.

Their teenage victim had to be airlifted to hospital for life-saving emergency surgery and reattachment of his hand ‐ which will never be restored to its full function ‐ which has been followed by another five operations.

Incredibly, Sajid, of Moss Cottage, Kings Road, Rochdale, was acquited of attempted murder. MEN reports that he was instead convicted of a "section 18 wounding" and handed an 18-year term ‐ although there is no indication that this was anything other than a standard determinate sentence, meaning he will almost certainly be automatically released on licence at the halfway point, if not sooner.

Rahman himself was given a four-and-a-half-year term, while brother Zillur Rahma and mob member Arsan Ali each received four-year terms for conspiracy to commit violent disorder ‐ although again, it is standard practice in England that such terms are only served behind bars until their halfway point.

Nine other people investigated in relation to the case were released without charge.

Strangely, there is no mention in local news or a Greater Manchester Police force statement of the authorities treating the crimes of Rahman and his compatriots as racially aggravated ‐ which would attract tougher sentences ‐ despite his statements about the victims being "white bastards".

Indeed, Rahman claimed he had received racist threats from the tree surgeons ‐ claims the judge dismissed as a "pack of lies".

"The fact that a mob could be mobilised so quickly and so heavily-armed is clear evidence in my judgement that you are each associated with gang activity," the judge said, adding that none of them had shown "a shred of remorse" for the attack ‐ strong words which belie the weak sentences he handed down.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [374 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  England, Your England...
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Time to take all the SAS & royal marines from Iraq & Afghanistan and send them to what used to be home?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 1:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Through good fortune, he said he realised the axe was above him

The current thought pattern of every native Englander I suppose.

"It was sheer luck, the way the knife entangled in my lower intestines and he couldn't stab me anymore !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 2:21 Comments || Top||

#4  I would think reporting this would be a hate crime...?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/22/2019 6:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Britannia needs Nathan Bedford Forrest?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  This incident brought to you by the Labour Party. If you can't get elected by one population, import another!
Posted by: Spot || 10/22/2019 15:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Through good fortune, he said he realised the axe was above him

The good luck was noticing the axe, not that it was above. If he hadn't noticed the axe it would have cleaved his skull in twain.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||

#8  Well, the important thing is that nobody talks about the trial when it takes place.
Posted by: AuburnTom || 10/22/2019 17:35 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Mexico sends in troops after failed 'El Chapo' son arrest
Does someone down there read Rantburg?
[DW] Mexico has dispatched over 400 elite troops to patrol the northern city of Culiacan after a failed attempt
...Curses! Foiled again!...
to arrest the son of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman left eight dead last week.
See "Barn Door - closed too late"
During the operation last Thursday, heavily-armed members of Guzman's Sinaloa cartel launched an assault on security forces who had detained Ovidio Guzman, later prompting them to release him and retreat.

Mexico's defense minister admitted that the operation was "badly planned," while Attorney General Alejandro Gertz announced on Monday that he would investigate those involved, including government officials.

"It is not just about the actions of one public servant or one criminal. We will be analyzing all the facts ... to clarify what crimes may have been committed, then prosecute and punish them, without exception," Gertz told a news conference.

PRESIDENT DEFENDS RELEASE
President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has stood by the decision to release Ovidio Guzman, saying that many people would have otherwise been killed.

"Not just the criminals, who are also human beings, the soldiers, who we must protect, but [also] civilians," he said.

During the festivities, cartel members set up roadblocks, set fire to trucks and used military-style weapons.

The government later seized a belt-fed machine gun, seven hand grenades, eight assault rifles and 20 vehicles.

Mexican and US officials also met on Monday to discuss curbing gun smuggling across the border, with Mexico's foreign minister saying many of the guns used in the Culiacan assault were made in the United States.

CONFIDENCE WAVERING IN GOVERNMENT
Although the public appears to be split on whether security forces made the right call in letting Ovidio Guzman go, national polls show confidence in the government is lagging.

In a survey by polling firm GCE, over 63% of respondents said they believed narcos and cartels were more powerful than the government.

In a poll by newspaper Reforma, nearly 70% of respondents said gangs were strengthened by what happened during the botched arrest attempt.

The target in Thursday's raid, 28-year-old Ovidio Guzman, is one of at least 10 children fathered by drug kingpin "El Chapo" Guzman. "El Chapo" is currently serving a life term in the US after being convicted in July for trafficking hundreds of tons of drugs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 00:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [858 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Hollywood must be the happiest.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 2:35 Comments || Top||

#2 
with Mexico's foreign minister saying many of the guns used in the Culiacan assault were made in the United States


Oh, bullshit. They were sold out of a Mexican military armory, and they know it.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/22/2019 5:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Legalize drugs and all of this goes away.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/22/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  All? When they repealed prohibition the states just initiated exclusive limited wholesale licenses. The corruption stayed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#5  "...Not just the criminals, who are also human beings..."

Not a defensible statement.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/22/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Legalize drugs and all of this goes away.

What ? Everything from meth to fentanyl and all analog cocktails ? I don't think this can be done under anyone other than a Democrat crazy. You'll have to wait for someone like Bernie or that Buttigieg fellow before some of your hypotheses can be tested on hundreds of thousands.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 8:08 Comments || Top||

#7  The Donks and Rinos are worried about protecting Syria's borders? What about our southern border?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#8  Legalize drugs and all of this goes away.

Prohibition ==> War on Drugs ==> ?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#9  Logic, consistency, and history are not part of his makeup. Cute emotional slogans are
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#10  The cartels get their weapons from many places in addition to the U.S. Criminals find ways to illegally obtain firearms; that's what criminals do.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Sounds like territory for targeted drone zaps.....start with the Presidente and work down.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/22/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#12  What about our southern border?

Open by design. Libbetrarians say open borders = freedom. Never-Trumpers tell us that the illegals are better people than native-born "deplorables."
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 10:55 Comments || Top||

#13  Schlichter puts it well in his latest piece, "Snit Romney":
The same day he was on the Senate floor fronting about “honor” and “betrayal” there was a civil war breaking out in Mexico, yet Mitt couldn’t spare a second to fight to secure our own border. Every year, our open border literally kills thousands of Americans, via criminals and fentanyl. That’s what we’re interested in, not refereeing between tribes on the other side of the globe.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#14  Drug gangs went after soldiers families in the latest engagement. Give 24 hour notice to surrender and send women and children out, then their bases and homes should be bombed into rubble and anyone escaping should be shot. No prisoners. Send a message.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

#15  Where's Black Jack when you need him?
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 11:48 Comments || Top||

#16  Legalize drugs and all of this goes away.

In effect, that's what they've done in San Francisco and Los Angeles. So I guess you're OK with homeless meth freaks and fentanyl addicts peeing and pooping on your sidewalks, sleeping in you doorways, spreading Third World diseases and dying in the streets. Here, check it out. It doesn't go away, it vomits on your shoes.

They'll sell it to school children, you know, just like the cotton candy flavored vapor. You'll have little kids passing out on the playgrounds and dying before the paramedics can get to them.

You've heard about the opioid epidemic, right?All the people dying from overdoses of oxycodone? You want that stuff to be available over the counter at your local Walgrens? We're not talking about beer or marijuana. This stuff is death in a pill. You don't care if these people die, if their children become orphans? You don't care what it does to their families, friends and businesses? You don't care what it does to our country? Oh well, shit happens.

And then the Guzmans will become respectable just like the Kennedy's did after Prohibition was repealed. Or they go into other businesses like prostitution and gambling. Then they buy entire cities like Las Vegas, not to mention politicians. Ovidio could become Mexico's next president. Imagine that guy sitting in the Oval Office during a state visit with President Ocasio-Cortez. El Chapo will be released from federal prison and he'll be there too, smiling for the cameras. That the kind of world you want?

But then, eventually, the pendulum swings the other way. Red necks, homophobics, xenophobics, mysoginist and all the other deplorables get sick of it, get angry and go on the rampage. Read about the Boxer Rebellion in China where the government was so weak that Europeans were calling all the shots, only here it'd be Chinese calling all the shots. The result is chaos and the bodies pile up. That's when it finally goes away.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/22/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#17  ^ Post of the day. Well said.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 13:01 Comments || Top||

#18  Anyone who wants to make it easier for people to wreck themselves on hard drugs is no humanist.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/22/2019 13:25 Comments || Top||

#19 

Sorry I just couldn't resist [ giggle ]
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 13:48 Comments || Top||

#20  Policy that decides welfare for the majority must not hinge on the personal proclivities of 'elevated thinkers'. Policy must find a middle ground and draw clear lines that cannot be crossed. That's the real world, sir.

With this and your other theory of non-intervention by default, you'd have the US be completely prone to slow supplanting and surrendering the footing it has tried to sustain for so long. Destruction from outside and inside !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 13:50 Comments || Top||

#21  "Dammit Jim, I'm a pusher, not a doctor."
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 10/22/2019 14:10 Comments || Top||

#22  What Abu said.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 10/22/2019 14:53 Comments || Top||

#23  The result is chaos and the bodies pile up.

Coming soon, to a city near you.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2019 15:16 Comments || Top||

#24  Legalize drugs and all of this goes away.

Now you know what caused Herb McCoy's brain to turn into sh!t.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#25  And yet, meth and oxy available over the counter at Walgreen's would result in LESS harm than the current system of prohibition.

Would Mexico be exploding with violence and exporting their problems to America?

Would our prisons be exploding with inmates?

Would our law enforcement have been corrupted with seizure laws?

You have to look at *just how bad* the current situation is. Literally anything would be an improvement. We fought the drug war. Time to admit it's not working.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/22/2019 16:15 Comments || Top||

#26  Whatever happened to badanov? Miss his knowledgeable posts about this region.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2019 16:59 Comments || Top||

#27  Whatever happened to badanov?

Badanov poked his head in to comment on the Mexico thread on the 19th, JohnQC, then worked up a few articles for the 20th, but he is having health issues that will continue to require his attention for a bit.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||

#28  TW - please send badanov our best wishes.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 17:51 Comments || Top||

#29  I will show you how Rantburg can contribute to the war on drugs. Ban the promoter of open borders heroin trafficking going by the pseudonym of "Herb McCoy".

Then immediately send his IP Address to:

https://www.dea.gov/submit-tip

Federal Law Enforcement Tips Link

My brother at the U.S. Marshals Service is interested in talking to him, as well.

Finally. DO NOT ALLOW people to promote open borders trafficking of any kind at this site.

Thank you.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 17:56 Comments || Top||

#30  please send badanov our best wishes

I am honoured to do so, Lex.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||

#31  TW: Thanks so much for the update. Send regards to him and wish him well regarding health issues.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/22/2019 18:04 Comments || Top||

#32  Lex, JohnQC, I shared the link to this thread with badanov, so you have told him yourselves. <3

Then immediately send his IP Address to:

https://www.dea.gov/submit-tip


Phaick Uneretle6310, Herb McCoy has broken no laws by having and stating that opinion, nor have I seen any indication that he plans to act on that opinion, since that would require supporting certain Democratic politicians. On the contrary, the statement of the extreme of a theoretical position held by a number of Rantburgers resulted in thoughtful discussion of its flaws.

There is nothing to report to the DEA or any other law enforcement agency on the subject as a result. Your brother, I suspect, would not be happy to be distracted from his real work to follow up on such claims. Please do thank him from me for stepping forward to shield us from those who do not hold back from doing real harm, as do and have quite a few Rantburgers in a variety of capacities over the years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 19:28 Comments || Top||

#33  It's indeed a legit opinion (that most of us, including me, don't share), but opinions are not illegal in the U.S.

I find the idea of Phaick Uneretle6310 to report an opinion to the DEA quite unsettling.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 20:13 Comments || Top||

#34  As Abu eloquently stated, the repercussions of your coveted village idiot who refuses to put himself next to the body of the dead child who somehow got into the sh!t that came across his open border is disgusting.

When my brother is not putting people like your village idiot in prison he is working with ICE and CUSTOMS trying to stem the flow of chemical death coming across the border.

Do not insult me, him or my family or the victims by trying to impose what you're shallow evaluation of his time spent when you don't haven't once sat with the family of a 15 year old as they sat in grief by the child's casket like we have.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 20:22 Comments || Top||

#35  I doubt your brother would put anyone in jail for exercising his 1st amendment right.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 20:26 Comments || Top||

#36  Dam right he would. It would take him not time to find who HB drug connections are. And me, as a former fireman/paramedic who took the victims of open borders to ER to have their stomachs pumped out, that is all the info he needed to start chasing the leads to put users like HB in prison.

Dam straight we can put him away. Do it all the time, EU.
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 20:32 Comments || Top||

#37  I thought the opioids epidemic was either local made or legal on irresponsible prescriptions.
Posted by: Rjschwarz || 10/22/2019 20:42 Comments || Top||

#38  I know quite a few people who'd be in favor of legalizing all drugs but would never touch them, let alone trade them.

The idea they have is that if drugs were freely available, drug crimes would drop because the margins would go away.

I disagree with this idea. While dangerous drugs would be much cheaper to obtain, use would go up. Probably a lot. Not something anyone could want.

Unfortunately the "War on Drugs" will never be won. It will still save lives.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 20:45 Comments || Top||

#39  PU6310 - Dial it down. I don't like Herb's comments, attitude, virtue signalling at our national security's detriment or any other parts of his sanctimonious shit. However, it's NOT illegal
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 20:49 Comments || Top||

#40  I also suspect your brother doing investigation on a "American"* on this basis would violate quite a few rules and laws

*scare quotes because, well, we don't know, right?

Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 20:52 Comments || Top||

#41 
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 21:00 Comments || Top||

#42  Don't insult law enforcement and read up on the Constitution.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 21:05 Comments || Top||

#43  We are a family of first responders and law enforcement on a border state.

Submit his IP Address. We will take it from there.


How... Orwellian.

Don't agree with Herb a lot but he has the constitutional protected right to spout whatever he wants. And I support his right to spout crap, just like he supports my right to spout crap too.

Fuck you. Fuck your brother and I hope undertake unassisted human flight off the nearest cliff.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2019 21:07 Comments || Top||

#44 
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 21:09 Comments || Top||

#45  Also if you just take an IP address as a real physical location, you are really fucking ignorant and need to brush up on modern networking technologies.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2019 21:09 Comments || Top||

#46  Quite a few Rantburgers are in various kinds of law enforcement. Others are firefighters and EMTs or other medical professionals. I would appreciate comments here about whether you would seek to arrest someone based on comments like those made in this thread.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 21:10 Comments || Top||

#47  I suppose Phaick Uneretle6310 wouldn't be so pleased if his IP were made public. He actually pretends that his brother breaks (or is willing to break) the law by harassing people who do nothing more than state an opinion (no matter how dumb it may be).

I have the firm suspicion that your brother, if he is who you say he is, would not be amused.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 21:14 Comments || Top||

#48 
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 21:16 Comments || Top||

#49  take a nap. No further, tonight
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 21:18 Comments || Top||

#50  My IP Address Is:
IPv4: 12.230.147.253
IPv6: Not detected

ISP:
AT&T Services
City:
San Antonio
Region:
Texas
Country:
United States

What is his?
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 21:18 Comments || Top||

#51  Give it a rest, please?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 21:21 Comments || Top||

#52  I wonder if Omni hotels knows they have someone on their network that is being inflammatory?

IP Address Country Region City
12.230.147.253 United States Texas Irving
ISP Organization Latitude Longitude
Omni Hotels Not Available 32.8140 -96.9489
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2019 21:22 Comments || Top||

#53  Beat me to it :-)
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 21:24 Comments || Top||

#54  They do have points in San Antonio, but it feeds through the WAN to Irving.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/22/2019 21:26 Comments || Top||

#55 
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/22/2019 21:33 Comments || Top||

#56  Off now. This is too stupid.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/22/2019 21:35 Comments || Top||

#57  Drug gangs went after soldiers families in the latest engagement. Give 24 hour notice to surrender and send women and children out, then their bases and homes should be bombed into rubble and anyone escaping should be shot. No prisoners. Send a message.

Nope. Do them all, and really send a message.
Posted by: Bigfoot Elmerenter4120 || 10/22/2019 21:49 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey detains three pro-Kurdish party mayors over 'terror' links
[AlAhram] Ottoman Turkish police on Monday detained three mayors from a main pro-Kurdish party on suspicions of "membership in a terror group" and "disseminating terror propaganda", the official Anadolu news agency reported.
"They posted on Rantburg.com"
The three local mayors from the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) in Kayapinar, Bismil and Kocakoy in the Kurdish majority southeast, as well as the dismissed mayor of Diyarbakir, Selcuk Mizrakli, were taken as part of an investigation launched by prosecutors, Anadolu said.

In August, Mizrakli was one of the three mayors removed from office over alleged links to Kurdish murderous Moslems, along with those from Mardin and Van provinces in eastern The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
The three -- members of the HDP elected in March -- were suspended over alleged ties to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) listed as a terror group by Ankara and its Western allies.

The Ottoman Turkish government has repeatedly accused the HDP of links to the PKK, which has fought a bloody insurgency against the Ottoman Turkish state for much of the past 35 years.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Running out of 'Gulen Supporters', Yippy?
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 10/22/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||


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Illegal Alien, Previously Deported Five Times, Gets Ten Years
[TOWNHALL] Without a wall, a deported criminal can reenter the country and resume their life of crime. Take the recent example of Antonio Serrano-Perez, a career criminal who was first deported back in October 1998.

For the last 20 years, Serrano-Perez was repeatedly deported to Mexico following convictions for violent crimes and drug-trafficking offenses. In May 2019, Serrano-Perez pleaded guilty to reentering the country once again and was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison by Senior U.S. District Judge John H. McBryde.

Posted by: Fred || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  He needs a Pinochet Airlines helicopter flight home over the gulf
Posted by: Frank G || 10/22/2019 1:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Arrange an accident in jail, or during a medical check shift him to intensive care and have his right leg amputated on some pretext.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/22/2019 2:27 Comments || Top||


Iraq
ISIS attack kills two security forces near northern Iraqi oilfields
[Jpost] Two members of Iraq's security forces were killed and three maimed when 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....
forces of Evil attacked checkpoints in the Allas oilfields area of the northern Salahuddin province on Monday, the military said in a statement.

The Allas oilfield, 35 km (20 miles) south of Hawija, was one of the main sources of revenue for Islamic State, which in 2014 declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria.

Iraq declared victory over the hardline Sunni forces of Evil in late 2017 after pushing them out of all territory it held in the country. They have since reverted to hit-and-run insurgency tactics aimed at destabilizing the government in Baghdad.

"Elements of the terrorist ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
gangs attacked two security checkpoints in the Alas oilfields area of Salahuddin province, and an improvised bomb blew up a vehicle belonging to security forces stationed there, leading to the martyrdom of two of them," the statement said.

Militants also opened fire on the security forces who attempted to evacuate the bodies, injuring three more.

A joint force consisting of regular troops and mostly Iran-backed Shi'ite paramilitary groups known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces is pursuing the attackers, the statement said.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish-backed forces loot property of Kurds and Arabs in Sari Kani
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish-backed Islamist forces are looting and seizing people’s homes and businesses in the northern Syria border town of Sari Kani (Ras al-Ain), according to several residents displaced from the town.

Kurdish security forces left the mixed Kurdish-Arab town on Sunday following several days of intense Ottoman Turkish bombardment and street fighting with the Ottoman Turkish army and its proxy Syrian militias. Close to 300,000 people have been displaced from their homes across northern Syria, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, and over 200 have been killed, including 22 children, since The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
launched an air campaign on October 7 followed by a land invasion two days later.
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#1  Consistent behavior, probably with a genetic basis...
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Trump says some US troops staying in Syria after requests from Israel, Jordan
[IsraelTimes] US president says ’small number’ of American soldiers remain deployed on Syrian borders; second group stays to secure country’s oil fields.

US President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
said Monday that a small number of US troops remain in Syria at the request of Israel and Jordan, with some positioned near the borders with Jordan and Israel and others deployed to secure oil fields.

"The other region where we’ve been asked by Israel and Jordan to leave a small number of troops is a totally different section of Syria, near Jordan, and close to Israel," Trump said when asked whether he would leave soldiers in Syria. "So we have a small group there, and we secured the oil. Other than that, there’s no reason for it, in our opinion."

Trump’s comments followed a US pullout from northeastern Syria, leaving the Kurds, America’s staunchest allies in the fight against 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....
, to face invading Ottoman Turkish forces.

Speaking at a cabinet meeting, Trump said the "small number" of US troops staying behind were in an entirely different part of Syria, near its border with Jordan and Israel.

He said another group still in Syria "secured the oil," a reference to oil fields that the US hopes to keep from falling into the hands of jihadist fighters.

"I always said if you’re going in, keep the oil," Trump said, suggesting that the US would "maybe get one of our big oil companies in to do it properly."

Trump said that otherwise US troops are "moving out nicely."

US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said earlier in Kabul, however, that the US withdrawal would take "weeks not days."

"We have troops in towns in northeast Syria that are located next to the oil fields. The troops in those towns are not in the present phase of withdrawal," Esper said.

Israelis have been watching Trump’s decisions on Syria closely, concerned that their country too could be abandoned by its most important ally.

Beyond that, Israel has longstanding concerns over whether its enemy 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
will move to fill any vacuum in neighboring Syria, where Tehran has been supporting Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
in an eight-year-old civil war.

Netanyahu has been careful not to be seen as criticizing Trump, who has been a key supporter, but last week issued a statement saying Israel strongly condemned The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
’s "invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria."

He also warned "against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies."

Hosting US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday, Netanyahu thanked Pompeo and Trump for their "consistent support for Israel" and hailed the strength of US-Israel ties.

Commenting on the US-arranged ceasefire in Turkey’s offensive in Syria against Kurdish fighters, the prime minister said mildly that he hoped it would "turn out for the best."
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American troops leaving Syrian city controlled by Kurds pelted with potatoes, tomatoes
[FoxNews] Complaining that they lost 11,000 fighting ISIS on our behalf, while ignoring that the alternative to fighting with the aid and support of the American coalition was to either fight ISIS on their own, or to surrender and be treated as the Yezidi were.
Posted by: Ebbolunter Thremp1276 || 10/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  F--- off, ingrates
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 1:15 Comments || Top||

#2  Please find a new host.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 1:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Daily Mail

'We never agreed to protect the Kurds for the rest of their lives!'
~ Donald Trump
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 2:03 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Sense. Sanity. At last.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 2:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Interesting how quickly anti-war Donks suddenly became warmongers in all of this.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#6  On the other hand, I understand where they're coming from. You asked us to do most of the fighting 'cause you didn't want casualties, now when your buddy (NATO ally) decides to eliminate us, you stand aside. Regardless of the REALPOLITIK aspects, it still leaves a bad taste.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/22/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#7  pelted with potatoes, tomatoes

Not preparing for a long siege then?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 8:33 Comments || Top||

#8  is anyone really surprised by this? Is anyone besides the Israelis ever grateful for anything done for them?
Posted by: chris || 10/22/2019 11:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Permanent interests. Not permanent friends.
American interests > Kurdish interests.
Posted by: Lex || 10/22/2019 11:52 Comments || Top||

#10  I believe the religion that dominates the region suggests it is our duty to protect them.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/22/2019 16:34 Comments || Top||



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