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Good Morning

US President Joe Biden says he plans to back a World Trade Organization waiver for vaccine intellectual property
Thursday May 6th, 2021

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Mujahideen Ready to Fight if Taliban Reject Peace: Massoud
Board reverses termination of Atlanta police officer charged with killing Rayshard Brooks
Audubon Zoo, aquarium cancel pro-police promotion, citing 'divisive' potential
Explosion in Kabul%u2019s district targets public health employees
Taliban threatens media outlets over gov%u2019t collusion
1,000 Families Displaced in Fighting Around Lashkargah: Officials
Surveillance video shows a black man repeatedly punching an Asian man pushing a stroller in a random, unprovoked attack in San Francisco

Posted by: Fred || 05/06/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hood ornament to the world...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/06/2021 8:27 Comments || Top||

#2  I can still do that stance. But only during meditation.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 05/06/2021 12:13 Comments || Top||

#3  She won't make it very far in the wild being barefoot like that. Hope she brought some sensible shoes for the rest of the hike.
Posted by: jpal || 05/06/2021 16:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey, we're missing some curtains.
Posted by: JohnQC || 05/06/2021 17:26 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm pretty sure Jill Biden is wearing my granny's kitchen curtains in this one

Posted by: jpal || 05/06/2021 18:50 Comments || Top||

#6  I want one of those for my lawn! It would add a little class to the place. Also, people have been complaining about the jockey...
Posted by: SteveS || 05/06/2021 18:58 Comments || Top||

#7  How swiftly they flitted, like faeries,
From burrows of badgers to aeries
Of eagles, and fleetest --
If not [chomp] the sweetest --
Was Cory the Barefoot: "Hey, berries!"
Posted by: Zorba Ulimble3833 || 05/06/2021 23:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Or Cody. Whatever.
Posted by: Zorba Ulimble3833 || 05/06/2021 23:54 Comments || Top||

-War on Police-
College Professor Launches Racist Rant At Deputy, Files Complaint On Him
[POLICETRIBUNE] A college professor who went on a racist rant against a Latino sheriff’s deputy who stopped her for using her cell phone while driving has gone viral for her hateful behavior (video below).

The incident occurred in April when a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy stopped a driver who was allegedly using her cell phone while driving, FOX News reported.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) deputies are not yet equipped with bodycams but the deputy told KTTV that he had purchased a bodycam "to protect himself on the job."
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Posted by: Fred || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [728 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Nothing to see here, just another Black Supremacist. Tomorrow will bring more of the same.
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 05/06/2021 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  I love affirmative action!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 05/06/2021 3:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Wakandan logic, manners, and moral reasoning all on display in one episode
Posted by: Sleatch Barnsmell6163 || 05/06/2021 3:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Therapy too is useless. What the mad bitch needs is an exorcism.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/06/2021 5:55 Comments || Top||


Remember, this is what is educating the next generation.

At the least the College needs to demand she seek "social counseling" and/or argue management management.

Maybe a few 1,000 emails or Letters to the Los Angeles Southwest College might help her seek the emotional help she obviously and desperately in need of.

Before she attacks a Police officer and must be arrested.

BTW: Since the woman had an established history of filing false reports against sheriff’s deputies shouldn't the DA have her arrested under California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 148.6


I have read and understood the above statement.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 05/06/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#6  The sad part is, our tax dollars probably paid for her education.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/06/2021 8:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Wow, can you imagine taking a class she is teaching?

"I before E except after C because 'E' really wants to murder 'C' but 'I' wants to be white so will always harass 'E' for being brown..."
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/06/2021 8:29 Comments || Top||

#8  "You'll never be white, you know that?"

"Neither will you" would've been the perfect response.
Posted by: Raj || 05/06/2021 8:39 Comments || Top||

#9  gutfeld played the tape Tues on his show

nice comments from the guests
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/06/2021 10:28 Comments || Top||

#10  One of the rules of the left is you can make all the crazy comments you want but if it goes viral so the non-insane see it you just might get cancelled.
We'll see how this plays out.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 05/06/2021 10:39 Comments || Top||

#11  The deputy keep his cool and played it just right so now the bitch is on video for the whole world to see what a racist fool she is. We can only hope that she loses her job for this.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 05/06/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||

#12  ^--- She'll probably get tenure...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/06/2021 13:03 Comments || Top||

#13  #7 Wow, can you imagine taking a class she is teaching?
"I before E except after C because 'E' really wants to murder 'C' but 'I' wants to be white so will always harass 'E' for being brown..."

Sort of like a criminal trial in which the defendant is guilty of an accidental killing and a deliberate killing - at the same time, in the same single act.

...ain't Wakandan logic mahvelous?
Posted by: Kojo Gloger6154 || 05/06/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

#14  her ratings are here

a sample below,

She is HORRIBLE! Even as a porsen she is not nice, at all. Very rude, and laughs at you when you ask questions, very hard to understand her lectures. Take her and you will regreat it 100%. Didn't want to get a C in her class so I dropped it and retook it in the winter and got an A+ with another professor. Hands down worst profesor I ever had.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 05/06/2021 13:22 Comments || Top||

#15  ^ her ratings are now locked *snort*. Methinks she might need to find work. Perhaps at a diverse and race-sensitive institution
Posted by: Frank G || 05/06/2021 14:32 Comments || Top||

#16  "I'm sorry you feel that way" is a very useful all-purpose phrase for dealing with idiots. I find myself using it more and more, probably because idiots are, everywhere in the world, on the march.
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 05/06/2021 14:56 Comments || Top||

#17  When someone rants at me like that I just say, "It must really suck to be you".
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 05/06/2021 17:11 Comments || Top||

#18  Everyone is on-line and tweeting..."she's a foking moron!"
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/06/2021 17:24 Comments || Top||

#19  But my salute to the deputy, and god bless these guys for the difficult social environment they work in. I would've tracked her down in my spare time and proved her right.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/06/2021 17:28 Comments || Top||

#20  50/50 she was speeding on purpose to set the stage.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 05/06/2021 19:22 Comments || Top||

#21  50/50 she was speeding on purpose to set the stage.

My good Sir, "speeding" implies wrongdoing. This is a Black Woman Person of Color (BWPoC). Criticism of her behavior is inconceivable!
Posted by: SteveS || 05/06/2021 20:18 Comments || Top||

#22  And wrongdoing, norms. Dog whistles coming and going.

Thus swore a god-empress of Eton:
"By police I shall never be beaten!
For a furious pace
Is permitted my race,
And sure, Nature's phone
May be used on one's throne?
So be not unpleasant,
O boorish Don peasant,
Nor sniff at my loaf white and wheaten."
Posted by: Zorba Ulimble3833 || 05/06/2021 22:42 Comments || Top||

District Police Chief Killed in Paktika Blast
[ToloNews] Juma Shah, the police chief for Sar Rawza district in Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
, was killed and three of his security guards were maimed in a blast in the province on Tuesday night, local security officials said.

The incident happened when he was on the way to Dewana Baba area where Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attacked security forces, a local official said, adding that "the police chief wanted to support the forces in fighting against the Taliban."

"But his vehicle was targeted by a roadside kaboom," according to the officials.

Taliban has grabbed credit for the blast.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Baghlan’s Burka district falls to Taliban
[KhaamaPress] Security officials in Baghlan province said that the Burka district of the province has fallen to Talibs on Tuesday night.

Jawed Basharat, a front man for Baghlan police HQ said that the district has collapsed following Taliban
...Arabic for students...
offensive operations.

According to Basharat, Afghan defense and security forces are currently stationed in another location close to the region, the defense units are preparing to push the turbans back and retake the region.

The provincial front man did not further provide information on the incident.

...back at the argument, Livia had made her point with her knee to Jane's stomach...
Taliban attacked an ANDSF outpost in "Baghlan Markazi" on Tuesday killing nine security force members.

Reports indicate further 16 security force members were captured by the Taliban fighters, and several of the ANDSF armored vehicles were also set on fire by the holy warrior group.

This comes as the Ministry of Defense in a statement said that 25 Taliban fighters were killed in Nahr-e-Saraj and Lashkargah districts of the Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

MoD bulletin added that Afghan National Defense and Security Forces backed by Afghan Air Force targeted Talibs in Nahr-e-Saraj and Lashkargah districts of the province.

Shoib, known as Saifullah a Taliban commander was also among the killed 25 turbans and further four Taliban fighters were reported maimed, the statement added.

The operation also resulted in damaging some weapons and ammunition belonging to the Taliban.

In another security incident, the police chief for the "Sarawza" district was killed during a fierce battle in the region on early Wednesday morning.

The heavy festivities between government forces and the Taliban took place at around 3:00 am local time in the Sarawza district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...

The district police chief was killed when his vehicle hit an IED while he was on his way to provide support to the battling security forces, Shah Mohammad Arian the provincial police front man told the media.

He added three coppers were also maimed in the region.

According to Arian, the Taliban have also suffered heavy casualties, but the group has not yet commented on the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

1,000 Families Displaced in Fighting Around Lashkargah: Officials
[ToloNews] Recent waves of fighting between the Afghan cops and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
in the surrounding areas of Lashkargah city, the center of the southern province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, have displaced as many as 1,000 families.

TOLOnews’ news hound Abdullah Hamim reports from the frontline that many of these families are in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

"Women and children are in a miserable condition, the Taliban were deployed inside homes, they are still there, we only managed to take one bag and we left behind our other belongings," said Sediqullah, a displaced person in Helmand.

"What should I bring? The war started in the early morning, the Taliban made their way through the forest, we headed out toward the city, we gathered our children in a vacant shop," said Gul Agha, a resident of Lashkargah.

Some people who fled their homes are unaware of the status of their loved ones in the Lashkargah area.

"I brought my two children with me, half of our family fled to a Taliban-controlled area, my husband has remained at home, I don’t know whether he is alive or not," said Zarmina, a resident of Lashkargah.

"Over 1,000 families have been displaced in Helmand due to the fighting, we had discussions with the NGOs, aid will be distributed to these families soon," said Sayed Mohammad Ramin, the head of Helmand’s Migration Department.

The Helmand provincial council has said that despite the decreased fighting in the surrounding areas of the city, the displaced families are in great need of humanitarian assistance.

"The government needs to pay more attention to Helmand, and reorganize its forces. Emergency aid should be provided to the displaced families," said Attaullah Afghan, the head of the Helmand provincial council.

Eight months ago fighting occurred around Lashkargah, and families were also displaced then.

This latest fighting broke out in Helmand as American forces are currently withdrawing from Afghanistan.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Explosion in Kabul’s district targets public health employees
[KhaamaPress] One person was killed and further three others are injured in a kaboom that hit a bus carrying employees of the public health directorate for Panjshir province in the Kalakan district of Kabul city.

Police said that the injured were taken to hospital and the type of mine is being investigated by the technical team.

According to Police, the maimed employees were taken to a hospital, and an investigation is underway on the incident.

Media outlets on the other hand reported that one person was killed and 10 more were maimed in the blast.

It is said that the bus hit a roadside kaboom.

No group or individual has so far taken responsibility for the incident.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
French reporter kidnapped by jihadi rebels in northern Mali
[AlAhram] Dubois was reporting in Gao in northern Mali and did not return to his hotel after lunch on 8 April

The chief of Reporters Without Borders says that jihadi rebels kidnapped French journalist Olivier Dubois on April 8 while he was working in Mali's northern city of Gao.

A video was released Wednesday that shows Dubois saying he was kidnapped by the al-Qaeda-linked group JNIM.
...Group to Support Islam and Moslems (GSIM), or in Arabic Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam wal-Moslemin, the regional Al Qaeda in North Africa affiliate. Organizationally they reported to Abdelmalik Droukdel’s group, which once upon a time was the Algerian jihadi group Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat. Whether they still do, given he was killed by the French last year, is an interesting question. ...
In the video he calls on his family, friends and authorities to work for his release. The video could not be independently verified.

Reporters Without Borders chief Christophe Deloire confirmed the kidnapping to The News Agency that Dare Not be Named, and called for the news hound's release.

``We ask the Malian and French authorities to do everything possible to obtain his release and send all our support to his family and loved ones,'' he posted on Twitter.

Dubois was reporting in Gao in northern Mali and did not return to his hotel after lunch on April 8, Deloire said. Dubois usually works for LePoint Afrique.

The French Foreign Ministry confirmed his disappearance, saying they are in touch with his family and Malian authorities.

Mali has been in turmoil since a 2012 uprising prompted mutinous soldiers to overthrow the president. The power vacuum that resulted ultimately led to an Islamic insurgency and a French-led campaign that ousted the jihadists from the cities they controlled in northern Mali in 2013.

But faceless myrmidons remain active and hard boy groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and 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 have moved from the arid north to more populated central Mali since 2015, attacking targets and stoking animosity and violence between ethnic groups in the region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Iran Diplomat's 20-year Sentence for France Bomb Plot Confirmed
[AnNahar] An Iranian diplomat's 20-year sentence in Belgium for plotting to bomb an opposition rally outside Gay Paree was confirmed on Wednesday after he failed to appeal, his lawyer and prosecutors said.

Assadollah Assadi, 49, was convicted in February by an Antwerp court of supplying explosives for the planned June 30, 2018 attack on the exiled opposition group the National Council of Resistance® in Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
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Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Germany bans Muslim group over alleged terror donations
[AlAhram] Police raided buildings in 10 German states associated with Ansaar International, German news agency dpa reported

The German government on Wednesday banned a Moslem organization that it alleged had supported ``terrorism globally with donations.``

Police raided buildings in 10 German states associated with Ansaar International,
...founded in 2012, the group describes itself as an aid organization carrying out projects "for the good of Allah." It claims to have 600 members in Germany and around 2,000 around the globe, ostensibly providing health services, water and sanitation, orphanages and education to the needy in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Americas...
German news agency dpa reported. The news agency said the money the organization collected went to welfare projects but also to groups such as the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate known as the Nusra Front, the Paleostinian group Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®, and al-Shabaab
...... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
in Somalia.

``The organization Ansaar International and its suborganizations were banned. The network finances terrorism globally with its donations,'' a spokesperson for the German Interior Ministry tweeted.

The ministry quoted Interior Minister Horst Seehofer as saying, ``When wanting to fight terrorism, one needs to dry out its money sources.''

A man who answered a phone call to the organization's headquarters in the western German city of Duesseldorf immediately hung up when The News Agency that Dare Not be Named called seeking comment.
The Times of Israel adds:
In 2018 alone, it collected 8 to 10 million euros in donations, according to its first chairman.
In 2019 Germany raided 90 properties associated with a network headed by two groups based in North Rhine-Westphalia: WorldWide Resistance-Help and Ansaar International.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  All earning moslems individually fund global terrorism.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/06/2021 5:12 Comments || Top||

#2  The terrorist Ansar groups are legion. They began with Bin Laden's first move to unite the Afghan-Arab mujahideen and was initiated in Afghanistan in February 1988. There Bin Laden, Zawahiri of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, Rahman Khalil of ANSAR Pakistan, the Islamist Bangladeshi Abdul Salem Muhammad, and Abu Yassir Ahmed Taha, representing Arab North Africa, coordinated their efforts to continue the jihad through an "Islamic Struggle Front." Etc., etc., etc.
Posted by: Spike and Tenille5583 || 05/06/2021 9:34 Comments || Top||

#3  In addition to what Spike has shared:

Ansar basically means 'supporters' but has changed with time to mean 'defenders', implying defenders of islam. The militant group that followed Mohammed and his family around as guards when they were being hunted in the desert were called Ansari. Today it means 'militant defenders' often trained and dedicated units of young men.

So when you encounter anything called an Ansar, even if it's distributing coats in winter, you know damn well that another bunch of them are killing you elsewhere.

Harkat-ul-Ansar was a Pakistani outfit recruiting in Kashmir in the early 90s, led by Rahman Khalil. They were trained and funded by an Algerian-Bosnian Mokhtari and Pakistani militants. We wiped out the footsoldiers by '94, and jailed some but the leadership that escaped settled in the UK. Their children later invested in UK politics and run several islamic associations aided by the Pakistain ISI.

Maulana Masood Azhar, most wanted bastitch no gooder living it up in Pak, is also originally Harkat-ul-Ansar.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/06/2021 10:31 Comments || Top||

Pakistan military: 4 soldiers killed near Afghanistan border
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A group of bandidos gunnies in Afghanistan fired across the border at troops in southwestern Pakistain on Wednesday, killing at least four soldiers before fleeing, the military said.

The attack took place as a Pak unit was overseeing fencing installations near the town of Zhob in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
province, the military said in a statement. It said the troops returned fire; six soldiers were also maimed and transported to a hospital in Quetta.

No one grabbed credit for the attack and the military provided no further details.

Pakistain’s foreign ministry condemned the attack, saying it involved 20 krazed killers. The statement said such attacks are detrimental to ongoing peace and stability efforts along the Pakistain-Afghanistan border. It added that Islamabad asked Kabul through diplomatic channels to take measures to avoid such attacks in the future.

Pakistain started putting up a fence along the Afghan border in 2017 to contain krazed killer movement and to curb smuggling and illegal border crossing. Pakistain says it has completed about 85 percent of the fence along the 2,611-kilometer (1,622-mile) boundary with Afghanistan that’s known as the Durand Line.

Posted by: Fred || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Iraq sets up military outposts in Duhok to curb Turkish advances
[Rudaw] Iraq has set up military outposts across Duhok province to prevent further Ottoman Turkish advancement into the Kurdistan Region, an Iraqi border commander said on Wednesday, several days after an unauthorized visit from the Ottoman Turkish foreign minister to Ottoman Turkish troops in Duhok.

"We immediately set out to open [check] points on Iraqi territory against the areas of incursion, such as Kani Masi and in areas in Duhok province," Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim, a border guard commander told Rudaw on Wednesday.

"The state is serious about reinforcing the First Command in order to stop Ottoman Turkish advancement towards Iraqi land, preventing the movement of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the region, and end the dispute that has caused us a big problem in the past years," he added.

This comes after Ankara’s defense minister Hulusi Akar visited Ottoman Turkish troops based in the Kurdistan Region on Saturday, meeting with commanders leading ongoing operations against the PKK, the ministry announced on Sunday. Iraq’s foreign ministry spokesperson said he was not aware of the visit.

Iraq’s foreign ministry on Monday summoned The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
’s top diplomat over the country’s "continued violation" of Iraqi illusory sovereignty, including the "uncoordinated" trip by the Ottoman Turkish defense minister.

Prior to Akar’s visit, Kurdish officials had warned that Turkey had made advances further advances into the Kurdistan Region, deploying troops within three kilometers of Kesta village in Duhok’s Amedi district.

Turkey regularly bombs villages in the area on the pretext of targeting the PKK, a Kurdish gang fighting for the greater rights of Turkey’s Kurdish minority.

On April 23, Ankara launched new operations against the PKK in the Kurdistan Region. The Metina area, on the border, is the focus of Operation Claw-Thunderbolt, and Operation Claw-Lightning targets the Avashin and Basyan areas further east.

Turkey has established a number of military outposts in the Kurdistan Region since the mid-1990s to reportedly fight PKK guerillas, increasing its cross-border footprint in recent years. Since June 2020, Turkey has launched three major air and ground operations, establishing new outposts deep inside the Kurdistan Region.

Turkey deployed forces and launched another operation in February in Duhok province’s Gara Mountain against suspected PKK positions, dubbed operation Claw-Eagle 2.

Ankara launched Operation Claw-Eagle mid-June last year, with warplanes launching Arclight airstrike
s in northern Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Two days later Turkey launched Operation Claw-Tiger, deploying commando forces to the Haftanin area of the Kurdistan Region against the PKK.

Last July, the Ottoman Turkish presidency’s Directorate of Communications published a map claiming to have established 37 "military points" on the Kurdistan Region side of the mountainous frontier and in the urban centres of Erbil, Duhok, Zakho, and Soran. Ottoman Turkish officials do not usually make such information public and the map was quickly removed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Duhok’s Kesta village completely evacuated overnight due to Turkish bombardments
[Rudaw] The village of Kesta in Duhok’s Amedi district was evacuated overnight following heavy Ottoman Turkish bombardments, the village chief told Rudaw late Tuesday night.

"Our village was evacuated after 7 and 8 in the evening. There was heavy bombardment around the village," Mahmood Hussein, the mukhtar (chief) of Kesta told Rudaw’s Hunar Rasheed late Tuesday.

Hussein said "each family went to a house" in Amedi's Chalke village. "It’s sad a fertile village like that, with so much livestock is now being evacuated. It’s unfortunate," said the chief, stating that the people are safe.

Some people in the village go back to attend to their animals and farmlands if they can, a villager who preferred to stay anonymous told Rudaw English on Wednesday morning, adding that "no one really stays there at night, it’s not a place to live anymore."

The village chief previously told Rudaw, "our condition is worsening day-by-day because the Turks and the PKK are coming closer every day. This may result in the destruction of the village."

The village of Kesta is nestled between mountains in northern Duhok province. It is home to farmers and beekeepers. But the peaceful spot is now a battlefield.

In late April, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
launched Operations Claw-Lightning and Claw-Thunderbolt against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Metina and Avashin areas of northern Duhok, near the border. A goal of the operation was to establish a military base to block PKK movements between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey and Syria.

Ottoman Turkish troops last week advanced towards Kesta, and has now set up two outposts on hills overlooking the village, part of their campaign against the PKK.
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Militants using bombs attacked two oil wells at oilfield close to Iraq's northern city of Kirkuk; ISIS claims it

Militants using bombs attacked two oil wells at an oilfield close to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Wednesday, killing at least one policeman and setting off fires, the oil ministry said.

Industry sources said the attack had not affected production. A statement from the oil ministry did not comment on production.

The statement said one of the fires, at Well 177 at the Bai Hassan oilfield, had been put out and emergency teams were working to halt a second at Well 183.

The hard boyz attacked a nearby security post during the assault, killing one policeman and wounding three others, security officials said.

One of the security officials said the attack on the post was meant to distract police and allow other hard boyz to plant the bombs.

The last attack on Bai Hassan oilfield, which was claimed by ISIS, was on April 17, when hard boyz used explosives to attack two oil wells without causing significant damage.
Rudaw adds:
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) has grabbed credit for an attack on a Kirkuk oil field Wednesday morning. Iraq’s oil ministry reported an unspecified number of deaths and injuries as a result of the attack, which blew up two oil fields.

"Bay Hassan field in Kirkuk governorate was attacked by snuffies at dawn today, which resulted in the bombing of wells (183) and (177), and the killing and wounding of a number of security forces and energy police," reads a statement from the Iraqi oil ministry.

This is not the first time oil fields in Kirkuk come under attack. Two oil wells were bombed at the Khabbaz oilfield in December.
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Shin Bet says it’s apprehended Palestinian shooter in deadly West Bank drive-by
[IsraelTimes] Less than an hour after Yehuda Guetta, 19, dies of injuries in terror attack, suspect arrested, brought in for questioning after raid on house where he was hiding.

The Shin Bet security agency announced Wednesday night that it had apprehended the Paleostinian suspect in a West Bank drive-by shooting Sunday that left one Israeli student dead and two injured.

The statement came less than an hour after the hospital treating the maimed announced that one of them — 19-year-old Yehuda Guetta — had departed this vale of tears.

Shin Bet operatives along with IDF troops raided a building in the central West Bank village of Silwad earlier Wednesday evening and took Muntasir Shalabi, 44, into custody, the security agency said in a statement. Shalabi is from the nearby town of Turmus Ayya and is not believed to have any affiliation with Paleostinian terror groups, the Shin Bet said.

The suspect was shot by an IDF soldier in the abdomen while fleeing the scene at Tapuah Junction but still managed to escape, the Ynet news site reported.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the Shin Bet and IDF "for their swift and determined action" that led to the arrest.

"Israel’s long arm reaches anyone who harms our citizens," the premier said in a statement.

The IDF had initially said that it was believed there was only one assailant involved in the terror attack, but on Monday said it was looking for more than one. Several Paleostinians have since been arrested, including Shalabi’s 17-year-old son and wife. The detained family members did not cooperate with Sherlocks and denied he was involved in the attack. His wife was released earlier Wednesday, according to Hebrew media reports.

Early Tuesday, security forces also arrested a number of other people in Aqraba. The detainees were suspected of aiding the gunman, according to the Kan public broadcaster.

On Monday, forces seized the vehicle believed to have been used in the attack, but not before it was set aflame by Paleostinian protesters who clashed with the troops at the scene.
Hiding any evidence
Guetta, a Jerusalem resident, was the most seriously injured among the three students shot at the Tapuah Junction bus stop on Sunday in the northern West Bank. He had been shot in the head. Guetta was studying in a religious seminary in the nearby settlement of Itamar. He is survived by his parents, four brothers and two sisters. Details of his funeral arrangements were not immediately announced.

The two other injured students were Benaya Peretz, 19, from Beit She’an, who was shot in the back, and remains in very serious condition, and Amichai Hala from Safed, also 19, who has been released from the hospital to recover from his wounds at home.

The attack came amid heightened tensions in the West Bank after the Paleostinian Authority announced it was indefinitely delaying elections planned for later this month, blaming the decision on ostensible Israeli refusal to allow PA voting in East Jerusalem.

The IDF also bolstered its forces in the West Bank for the month of Ramadan, a period that regularly sees an uptick in violence.

Sunday’s shooting was followed by several apparent retaliatory attacks by Israeli settlers, including the storming of a Paleostinian village in the predawn hours of Monday morning, where they threw rocks and stun grenades and started fires.

Clashes broke out between the residents of Jaloud village and the Israelis from the nearby Shiloh settlement, whereupon IDF soldiers and Border Police attempted to break up the fighting by firing rubber-coated bullets and other riot dispersal weapons at the Paleostinians, injuring four of them. Eleven Paleostinian residents of the village were arrested by the IDF. No settlers were arrested. Several police vehicles’ tires were punctured by the Israelis.
Muntasir Shalabi, identified in Paleostinian media as the main suspect in a drive-by shooting attack this week that maimed three Israelis, has United States citizenship, residents of his West Bank hometown told the Haaretz daily on Tuesday.

Shalabi, 47, has been on the run since the Sunday shooting at the Tapuah Junction, which seriously maimed two Israeli teenagers and lightly injured a third. Security forces launched a major manhunt to find him.

According to residents of Turmus Ayya, Shalabi recently returned from a trip to the US and was in financial straits after losing money gambling. He had previously spent several years in the US, they said.
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Israeli troops shot and killed a 16-year-old Palestinian male during clashes in the occupied West Bank

The Israeli military said troops had fired towards Palestinians hurling Molotov cocktails at them near the Palestinian village of Beita, south of Nablus.

"The troops operated to stop the suspects by firing towards them," an Israeli military spokeswoman said, adding that the incident would be investigated.

The military has been searching in the area for Palestinian gunmen who opened fire on Sunday at a nearby intersection, killing one Israeli and seriously wounding another.

Residents of Beita and the nearby village of Odala say there have been clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops near the villages' entrances the past several nights.

A second Palestinian was shot in the back during the clashes on Wednesday and was being treated in hospital, the Palestinian health ministry said.
The Times of Israel adds:
Paleostinian media identified the victim as Said Odeh from the village of Udala.
Posted by: Fred || 05/06/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  The troops operated to stop the suspects by firing towards them

The best sorta operatin' to be done. I wonder why other parts of the world don't understand.
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Israel said to carry out airstrikes in Syria for second straight night
Yesterday’s attack can be seen here.
[IsraelTimes] State media says IDF helicopters struck Quneitra in Syrian Golan Heights but that no damage or injuries incurred; comes day after attack attributed to Israel killed 1, injured 6.

The IDF reportedly bombed targets in Syria after midnight on Thursday in what would be the second such strike in less than 24 hours.

State media SANA reported that Israeli helicopters bombed the Quneitra border town in the Syrian Golan Heights, claiming that no injuries or damages were incurred.

The IDF declined to comment on the reported strikes, in accordance with its policy to neither confirm nor deny its operations in Syria, save for those in retaliation for an attack from the country.

Early Wednesday, SANA reported that an Israeli aircraft carried out Arclight airstrike
s in northern Syria that killed one person and maimed six others. It was the first alleged attack since raids last month that saw an errant Syrian anti-aircraft missile explode in the Negev desert.

Syrian air defenses engaged Israeli missiles near the port city of Latakia in northern Syria and Hama in the West in the Wednesday strike, according to SANA. The report said the casualties were civilians.

Videos posted to social media showed a large fire and several loud explosions at the scene of the blast.

SANA said the site was a plastics factory. Israel has reportedly bombed sites connected to Iran’s alleged missile production and arms depots in the areas of Latakia and Hama before.

Then too, the IDF refused to comment on the late-night strikes.

The Wednesday strike was the first reported since April 22, when a Syrian surface-to-air missile crashed to earth near the Dimona nuclear reactor.
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#1  The IDF declined to comment on the reported strikes, in accordance with its policy to neither confirm nor deny its operations in Syria

That's John Kerry's job, that is!
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