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Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
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Good evening
TP Shortage an Illusion
Wednesday March 18th, 2020

sororitymaidens1910
Iran holy man: ‘We are not followers of the World Health Organization. They are a bunch of infidels and Jews’
Likely all the other members of WHO are happy to hear that.
Iran warns 'Millions' of its
citizens could die from coronavirus
Probably because they're not members of the World Health Organization
Pakistani F-16 "Engaged" One Of The MH-47G Chinooks Three Times During Bin Laden Raid
Seals were defeated and sent packing, were they? Bin Laden still alive and well?
19 dead, 200 hospitalized after consuming
fake alcoholic drinks in Iran’s Ardabil
Never heard that expression "dead drunk"
Security forces seized a UAE container carrying armored personnel carriers and military equipment in the port of Socotra
Military equipment found on charity ship for South Yemen separatists. Y'can't tell the plays without a program!
Death toll from Nigeria gas pipeline blast climbs to 23
No claim of responsibility. These things happen once a year or so, usually caused by smoking while stealing flammables
Connecticut man is charged
with threatening to murder Adam Schiff

Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 17:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6495 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Military equipment found on charity ship for South Yemen separatists.

It's all about perspective, I suppose.
Posted by: gorb || 03/18/2020 17:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Dibs back row 2nd from left.
Posted by: jpal || 03/18/2020 18:44 Comments || Top||

#3  nice on the "dead drunk"
Posted by: Frank G || 03/18/2020 19:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Those dresses aren't exactly ... truth in advertising.
Posted by: Lex || 03/18/2020 19:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Flash! Scientists now can distinguish
Between students old and new. Linguist
Sez one group was guilted,
Enswaddled, and stilted
In speech... and the other spoke English.
Posted by: Oscar Bluetooth4930 || 03/18/2020 19:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Lovely pic. If only there were a giant, colorised version suitable for... framing!
Posted by: Oscar Bluetooth4930 || 03/18/2020 20:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Let's see.. the one in the middle of the back row, the one on the right of the back row, and the girl up front who wouldn't set down her soup for the picture.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 03/18/2020 20:12 Comments || Top||

#8  All people in the Service Industry are now eligible for EXPANDED unemployment benefits for months if jobs were lost to the pandemic under the $100 billion dollar Family First bill signed into law by Trump this pm.
Posted by: Marilyn Uloling5420 || 03/18/2020 23:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Mischievous eyes, center, back row.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 03/18/2020 23:41 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Blast in Mazar Kills 1, Wounds 2
[ToloNews] At least one policeman was killed and two others were maimed in a blast in the northern province of Balkh on Monday night, local officials said on Tuesday.

The incident happened around 8:30 pm (local time) in PD8 in Mazar-e-Sharif. The detonated explosive was placed in a bicycle, said Adilshah Adil, a front man for the provincial police chief.

Adil said he believes the explosive was placed by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, but the group has not yet confirmed the blast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Muslim Brotherhood activist Bahgat Saber is calling for Egyptians to intentionally infect government officials
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


25kg of drugs found near Zueitina oil port
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Africa Subsaharan
Death toll from Nigeria gas pipeline blast climbs to 23
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:

#1  This happens like clockwork, it seems.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/18/2020 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Illegal tapping by criminals -- what could go wrong? Or was it "normal bad luck" this time?
Posted by: magpie || 03/18/2020 0:35 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Security forces seized a UAE container carrying armored personnel carriers and military equipment in the port of Socotra
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Is this Socotra Island? Who funded? Likely Iran. Destination: Yemen, Somalia, Mozambique? UAE container likely a false flag. A single container would contain a single apc. No big deal, but interesting.
Posted by: b || 03/18/2020 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Are there any actual sides in Mozambique, it seemed there was mainly violent confusion.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/18/2020 7:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Plenty of Islamist activity in the northeast.
Posted by: b || 03/18/2020 10:10 Comments || Top||


Yemeni Army Forces surprise attacks on positions controlled by Houthi militia in Bayda and western Marib
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


A number Houthi militia elements including a senior leader were killed during clashes with #Yemeni Armed Forces in the west of Al-Dhale province
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Iraq
Two missiles fired against security troops site in Bismaya, south of Baghdad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Times of Israel adds:
Two blasts hit Besmaya base south of Baghdad in third such attack within a week; initial reports make no mention of casualties.

A pair of rockets hit an Iraqi base hosting US-led coalition and 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...
troops, Iraq’s military said Tuesday, the third attack on installations hosting foreign forces inside a week.

The rockets slammed into the Besmaya base south of Baghdad late Monday night, a statement by the military said, making no mention of casualties.

Spanish forces linked to the US-led coalition fighting 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....
group, as well as NATO training forces, are present in Besmaya.

The last week has seen a renewed spike in rockets hitting Iraqi bases hosting foreign forces, with three coalition troops killed on March 11 in a similar attack on the Taji airbase, which was hit again on March 14.

Since late October, there have been 24 rocket attacks on the US embassy in Baghdad or bases where foreign troops are deployed, killing a total of three American military personnel, one British soldier and one Iraqi soldier.

No attacks have been claimed but Washington has blamed Kataeb Hezbollah, a hardline faction in the Hashed al-Shaabi ‐ a military network incorporated into the Iraqi state.

The US has long insisted Baghdad should do more to reign in such factions and prevent them from targeting American troops and diplomats.
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Activist Raed al-Daami, known as Abu Ibrahim, kidnapped today by armed militias in #Karbala
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Civilian building was damaged by rocket fire in Jadriyah district of Baghdad near US Embassy
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The Times of Israel adds:
At least three rockets struck Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone near the American Embassy late Tuesday, a day after an attack on a training base south of Baghdad where US-led coalition troops and 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...
trainers were present, Iraqi security officials said. It was the fourth such attack in the span of a week.

At least three rockets struck the Green Zone, the seat of Iraq’s government and home to several foreign embassies, two Iraqi security officials said. Myles Caggins, front man for the coalition, said the rockets fell at least 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) from the embassy.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

The previous evening, rockets hit the Basmaya base near the Iraqi capital, an Iraqi army statement said. The projectiles landed in an area that includes agricultural land and a factory, according to the statement. No more details were provided.
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6480 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Iraqi Shiite militants from Harakat Hezbollah al-Nojaba continue to post belligerent threats in online social media attached to photos of their forces firing rockets
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Iranian proxy militia said to be behind recent rocket attacks in Iraq, releases video threatening new attacks
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Mortar attack injures 4 #children in northern #Iraq
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish military & affiliated armed groups are shelling the village of Selip in Tal-Abyad countryside
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Wider angle comparisons show the damage across the whole North-West section of Imam Ali Base, Albukamal
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 03/18/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6477 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies



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4Commies
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2Govt of Iraq
2Islamic State
2Hezbollah
1Taliban
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1Govt of Pakistan
1Govt of Syria
1Muslim Brotherhood
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Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2020-03-18
  Manchester Arena bombing: Hashem Abedi guilty of 22 murders
Tue 2020-03-17
  China expels ALL American reporters!
Mon 2020-03-16
  Saudi Arabia detains 298 officials in new corruption cases
Sun 2020-03-15
  Hezbollah commander prosecuted in Austria for terror finance
Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
Fri 2020-03-13
  Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt
Thu 2020-03-12
  4 Iranian proxy forces HQ hit in airstrikes along Iraq-Syria border
Wed 2020-03-11
  Rocket attack in Iraq kills two Americans and a British citizen
Tue 2020-03-10
  US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases
Mon 2020-03-09
  Turks Use Drones in Tear Gas Attacks on Greek Border Guards
Sun 2020-03-08
  Leb defaults
Sat 2020-03-07
  Saudis reportedly detain three royal princes over ‘coup plot’
Fri 2020-03-06
  Tunis: suicide bomber explodes near U.S. embassy
Thu 2020-03-05
  Russia sends reinforcements through the Bosporus
Wed 2020-03-04
  4 L-39's and 18 Su-24's left in Syrian Airforce
Tue 2020-03-03
  Taliban Orders Resumed Attacks on Govt Forces

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