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Iran-backed Houthis holding US Embassy staff in Yemen
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Texas cops reveal that cartels are committing murders on US side of border: Woman was killed, mutilated, raped and tortured
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • On October 26, DPS found a woman murdered by cartels on the Texas side of the border

  • Texas Department of Public Safety believes the woman was not only killed, but mutilated, raped and tortured by the drug gangs.

  • Lt. Chris Olivarez said they're noticing these killings more and more on the American side of the border

  • Olivarez notes that the bodies showing up on the US side of the border is something they haven't seen before

  • Texas DPS is working with special operations officers as well as law enforcement as part of Governor Greg Abbott's Operation Lone Star to ease the crisis
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2021 10:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  This is Biden's America
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/12/2021 13:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Diversity is Our Strength
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/12/2021 13:51 Comments || Top||

#3  waiting to hear "Illegal Immigrants Commit Murder. Women Hurt Worse"

but I probably won't
Posted by: Lord Garth || 11/12/2021 14:03 Comments || Top||

#4  believes the woman was not only killed, but mutilated, raped and tortured by the drug gangs.

In that order?
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2021 14:45 Comments || Top||

#5 
Posted by: Phomoter Chomoger1732 || 11/12/2021 20:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Repetitiveness is not argument. We heard you the first time
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2021 20:47 Comments || Top||

#7  We heard you the first time

And discarded what you posted as inane.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2021 22:17 Comments || Top||


Texas Border Patrol agents discover 67 migrants, including RAPIST and two other convicted felons, hidden behind makeshift plywood wall erected inside a cargo truck
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Three convicted felons were identified by U.S. Border Patrol as part of 67 migrants being smuggled through Texas on Tuesday

  • Border agents pulled over a truck driven by a U.S. citizen on Highway 118 in the city of Alpine and found the group hiding behind a makeshift wall in the cargo

  • During a subsequent background check, three were identified as felons, with one of them revealed to be a convicted rapist

  • Agents identified a 17-year-old migrant as an unaccompanied child

  • The driver is facing charges for transporting undocumented migrants and transporting a convicted felon
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  First hint: the trailer is 40' long, but inside, it's only 5' deep.
Second hint: You hear "shut up! Migra is here!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2021 8:56 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Protesters in the east of the Sudanese capital Khartoum close roads and burn tires shortly after the country’s military leader announced the formation of a new ruling council
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

#1  Yeah, that's not causing some climate change.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2021 22:19 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Clashes flare again between security forces and residents of a Tunisian town protesting against the reopening of a landfill
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Iran-backed Houthis holding US Embassy staff in Yemen
Follow up to this report from yesterday.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
’s Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
militia has detained US Embassy staff and the Iran-backed group seized property from the US Embassy compound, a State Department official said Thursday."We are concerned that Yemeni staff of the US Embassy in Sana’a continue to be detained without explanation and we call for their immediate release," a State Department spokesperson told Al Arabiya English in an email.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Why do we even have embassies in shit holes like this. When the Cole was struck, we should have severed ties then.
Posted by: Chris || 11/12/2021 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Soddy oil, Chris.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/12/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ ... which we need more than at any time in the last five years, thanks to Pres. Magoo's retarded decision to throw away the energy independence we'd finally achieved under the Evil Orange One
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/12/2021 13:58 Comments || Top||

#4  I haven't watched the MSM nightly news nor CNN for quite a while; but do I understand that they all ignored this yesterday?
Posted by: Tom || 11/12/2021 14:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Antony Blinken: ‘What Difference At This Point Does It Make?!"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2021 14:49 Comments || Top||

#6  Nuke it from Space!
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2021 22:20 Comments || Top||

#7  "Don't get captured."
Posted by: Ulirong Grolumble5830 || 11/12/2021 23:53 Comments || Top||


Arab Coalition destroys 14 military vehicles, eliminates 125 terrorist elements
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab coalition destroyed 14 military vehicles and eliminated 125 terrorist elements, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Thursday."We carried out 22 targeting operations of the mechanisms and elements of the Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
s in Sirwah and al-Bayda during the past 24 hours," the Arab Coalition said in a statement.

"The targeting operations included the destruction of 14 military vehicles and the elimination of 125 terrorist elements."

Saudi Air Forces on Wednesday intercepted here ballistic missiles launched by the Iran-backed Houthis toward Saudi Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. Fifteen of the nineteen WTC hijackers were Saudis, and most major jihadi commanders were Saudis, to include Osama bin Laden. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman quietly folded that tent in 2016, doing terrible things to the guys running it, and has since been dragging the kingdom into the current century...
’s southern region, according to a statement released by the coalition.

The coalition said that it had "thwarted attempts by the Houthi militia to target civilians and civilian objects."



Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  This fellow sounds so similar to those in power here, Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Posted by: Dale || 11/12/2021 8:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Except that Ali Abdullah Saleh is dead, Dale.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2021 12:30 Comments || Top||


Europe
Swedes and German Among Foreigners Arrested for Aiding Illegal Immigration at Polish Border
[Breitbart] Foreign nationals including a German and two Swedes have been arrested for aiding attempts to enter Poland illegally as the country’s Belarus border crisis continues.

Poland’s Border Guard (Straż Graniczna) announced following a day of violence on the Polish-Belarusian frontier on November 8th that it had issued 85 decisions to expel people from Polish territory, detained 17 mostly Iraqi nations, and arrested six for for aiding illegal immigration, including two Ukrainians, one Uzbek, one Syrian, and a national apiece from fellow EU member-states Germany and Sweden.

The following day another nine people, identified as Lebanese, Iraqi, and Syrian, were detained, with decisions to expel another 48 issued, and three more people detained for aiding illegal immigration, including a Russian, a Lithuanian, and another Swede.

"We will not allow Poland to become a route for smugglers, for organized crime groups, for enemies of our country, for illegal migration," vowed the country’s Minister of the Interior, Mariusz Kamiński, after Monday’s events.

Over 10,000 border guards, coppers, and soldiers including activated territorial reserves have been deployed to the thickly-wooded frontier with Belarus, a former Soviet Socialist Republic outside the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
. The quasi-Stalinist nation is alleged to be flying in planeloads of migrants colonists directly from the Middle East to the Belarusian capital of Minsk and then pushing them — sometimes at gunpoint — to the borders of EU member-states Poland, Lithuania, and Latvia as part of a destabilising "hybrid attack" on the bloc.

The Polish government alleges that Belarusian forces are directing the migrants colonists at the border, and has shared footage that purports to show them opening fire to intimidate them and control their movements at the frontier on social media. Other remarkable footage released by Poland from the border has shown the force with which attacks on their border from Belarus are now being authored.

Minsk and Brussels are at odds over sanctions placed on Belarus by the EU for, among other things, the Belarusian air force’s effective hijacking of a passenger plane travelling from Greece to Lithuania, so a journalist critical of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko could be arrested.

Lukashenko also has particular grievances with some of its neighbours for sheltering Belarusian opposition politicians and dissidents, including a female Olympian who was afraid to return to Belarus from Japan after criticising the government while she was there.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Migrants/Illegal Immigrants

#1  Expel them out of helicopters at 2000 feet.
Posted by: Croque Fliting8030 || 11/12/2021 8:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Want to bet the "Swedes" and "German" would stand out in a lineup of ethnic Swedes and Germans?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/12/2021 9:28 Comments || Top||

#3  #1 Sounds Barbaric But Ask Yourselves,
Do You Want To Stop
The Invasions Of Unvetted People Into Your Country,
Law Breakers From The Start,
Do You Understand the Words,
Secure Sovereign State ?

Give'em "The Trip" - The Word Will Get Around.

America - Are You Listening ?

Posted by: Phomoter Chomoger1732 || 11/12/2021 19:45 Comments || Top||

#4  No Mexicans?

what do you call a Swedish coyote?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/12/2021 22:18 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq arrests ''terrorists'' infiltrated from Syria
[SHAFAQ] The Military Intelligence Directorate of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday the arrest of two "terrorists" infiltrated from Syria towards the west of Nineveh Governorate.

The Security Media Cell stated, "The Military Intelligence Directorate, with the support of the 15th Division Intelligence Division, arrested two Death Eaters who tried to cross the border through the Rabia area, adjacent to the border strip in Nineveh Governorate."

The cell added, "One of the Death Eaters had worked as a security element for the terrorist organization, and participated in several operations against the security forces, while the other terrorist worked as a medical member during the liberation battles in western al-Anbar."
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [73 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PMF thwarts an attempt to blow up power transmission towers in Tikrit
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [50 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli security forces thwart weapon-smuggling operation from Jordan
[IsraelTimes] IDF troops arrest Paleostinian suspect, seize 8 shotguns, 3 Kalashnikov assault rifles, 2 pistols and a M-16 carbine

Israeli security forces thwarted a gun-running attempt along the Israeli-Jordanian border, seizing some 15 weapons and making one arrest in the process, the military said Thursday.

Overnight, Israeli soldiers operating surveillance cameras along the border spotted suspects "who tried to smuggle weapons from Jordanian territory into Israeli territory," the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

IDF soldiers, Israel Police officers and border guards were sent to the scene and took one of the suspects into custody, along with the weaponry, the statement said.

The IDF said troops seized eight shotguns, three Kalashnikov assault rifles, two pistols and an M-16 carbine.

The suspect and the guns were handed over to Israel Police for further investigation, the IDF said, noting that the suspect was Paleostinian.

In June, a soldier was moderately maimed by friendly fire while preventing a gun smuggling attempt on the Jordanian border, during which the military said troops seized 21 guns along with ammunition. Troops also arrested three smugglers.

Last month police thwarted an operation to smuggle drugs and weapons from Lebanon Hezbollahstan
...The land area formerly occupied by the state of Lebanon, before that Phoenicia...
, potentially on behalf of the Hezbollah terrorist organization. Hezbollah has long maintained control over the area adjacent to the border with Israel and is unlikely to be unaware of smuggling operations. The terror group is known to fund its activities through drug sales around the world, including producing large amounts of hashish in eastern Lebanon.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Kurdish forces, coalition detain ISIS smuggler in Rojava
[Rudaw] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the global coalition against 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....
(ISIS) detained a smuggler affiliated to the group during operations conducted late Wednesday, according to the coalition.

"Syrian Democratic Forces and @Coalition conducted operations last night in North East Syria resulting in the detention of a ISIS smuggler. This is part of the continued efforts of the SDF to deter ISIS reconstitution and deny them safe haven," said the coalition’s Special Operations Joint Task Force-Levant in a tweet on Thursday, using the Arabic acronym for ISIS.

The increased military operations of Kurdish forces in northeast Syria (Rojava) against ISIS signal a surge in the group’s activities in the region.

The SDF said on Monday that they had "foiled a major ISIS operation aimed at breaking 5,000 detainees out of prison in Hasakah," adding that ISIS also located a boom-mobile in Deir ez-Zor but it was destroyed by the coalition forces Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
Several other anti-ISIS operations have taken place in SDF-controlled areas. The force, in coordination with the coalition, has confronted the bully boys.

An SDF commander and member were killed this week in Deir ez-Zor during festivities with ISIS, reported North Press Agency.

According to the latest Pentagon report on the fight against ISIS, the activities of the group "significantly" decreased from July to September 202. Citing the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), it said "there were signs that the group is ’poised to increase activity in the coming quarter after a period of recuperation and recovery.’"

"The DIA said that ISIS moved some of its fighters during the quarter from the Syrian desert back into Iraq and northeastern Syria, which ISIS perceives to be important operating environments," added the report.

The SDF is the main ally of the US-led coalition in the fight against ISIS on the ground in Syria.

Mazloum Abdi, general commander of the SDF, told al-Monitor this week that ISIS is active in the whole of Syria, adding that the economic crisis in the country has impacted their struggle against the group.

"Its ability to regain ground is increasingly linked to economic conditions in Syria. There are way too many unemployed people. There is widespread poverty. All such factors diminish the authority of our administration. DAESH takes advantage of this," he said.

Syria has suffered from an economic crisis since the beginning of the 2011 uprising. US sanctions against the regime have affected the whole country.
"Without US sanctions, Syria would be Eden on Earth"
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2021 01:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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Fri 2021-11-12
  Iran-backed Houthis holding US Embassy staff in Yemen
Thu 2021-11-11
  Iran-Backed Militants Storm US Embassy in Yemen
Wed 2021-11-10
  Half-Naked Knifeman Reportedly Shouting 'Allakhu Akbar' Injures Police Officer in Oslo, Gets Shot
Tue 2021-11-09
  Fugitive ISIS operative hunted by the Russian government is arrested at airport in Bogota
Mon 2021-11-08
  Afghans facing 'hell on earth' as winter looms
Sun 2021-11-07
  Assassination attempt on Iraqi PM
Sat 2021-11-06
  Minneapolis leftists threaten to burn down
another police station after election defeat
Fri 2021-11-05
  Miqati Urges Kordahi to Resign, Hits Out at Hizbullah and Its Allies
Thu 2021-11-04
  Turkey probes 30 social media users for sharing tweets suggesting Erdogan died
Wed 2021-11-03
  March 8 Forces Want 'Price' for Kordahi Resignation
Tue 2021-11-02
  Yemen Rebel Strike on Mosque Kills at Least 22
Mon 2021-11-01
  Taliban's supreme leader appears, sez he's not dead
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  2 Killed by Gunmen at Nangarhar Wedding: Family
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  KSA Expels Lebanese Ambassador
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  Sudan Military Leader Fires 6 Diplomats who Criticized Coup

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