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Good Morning

Arizona state senator demands electors be recalled for new election, calls for audit of all 50 states

Sunday July 18th, 2021

AnnPennington_01
Macho display by the Sadrist PDB in Najaf
Two terrorists arrested in Baghdad
Houthis defeat ISIS in Al-Bayda province
Violent clashes involving antifa broke out at another unlawful assembly outside the WiSpa in Los Angeles
Libyan Coast Guard Rescues 51 Europe-Bound Migrants
PMF controls ISIS military camp west of Al-Anbar
Moment Good Samaritan is pistol-whipped trying to stop an elderly Asian man being robbed in broad daylight in Oakland

Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rowr
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2021 11:38 Comments || Top||

#2  I like unsymmetrical underpants. On a good looking girl, or course...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/18/2021 13:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Forearms and long hair, why do they hate us?
Posted by: jpal || 07/18/2021 14:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Who says that's underpants?
Posted by: Warthog || 07/18/2021 18:16 Comments || Top||


-Lurid Crime Tales-
Washington Nationals suspend game vs. Padres after shooting reported outside stadium; Update: 3 shot
[ESPN-CCP Approved] Weird shit watching real time. I suspect Mayor Bowser will blame ghost guns and White Supremacists
WASHINGTON -- The game between the San Diego Padres and Washington was suspended in the sixth inning Saturday night after the Nationals said a shooting was reported outside the stadium.

There were no immediate details on what had occurred. More than two dozen police cars, ambulances and fire engines were on the street outside the third base side of Nationals Park.

The Padres had just taken the field for the bottom of the sixth when several loud pops were heard from the left field side of the ballpark.

Fans sitting in left field quickly began leaving through the center field gate. A short time later, fans along the first base side began briskly leaving their seats. Some fans crowded into the Padres' dugout on the third base side for safety as sirens could be heard from outside the park.

The Nationals then announced there had been an incident was outside the stadium and posted a message on the scoreboard telling fans to remain inside the stadium.

About 10 minutes later, the team tweeted: "A shooting has been reported outside of the Third Base Gate at Nationals Park. Fans are encouraged to exit the ballpark via the CF and RF gates at this time."

The Nationals said Saturday's game will resume Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET and be completed as a nine-inning regulation game. It will be followed by Sunday's regularly scheduled game, which also will be played as a nine-inning regulation game, the team said.
Update at 12:05 a.m. ET:
Two people were shot, said Dustin Sternbeck, a Metropolitan Police Department spokesman. Investigators believe, based on preliminary information, that one of the victims was an employee at the stadium, he said.

Washington police later tweeted that "two additional victims associated with this incident walked into area hospitals for treatment of gunshot wounds.''
Update at 4:15 a.m. ET:
The shooting, an exchange of gunfire between people in two cars, left three people injured, according to Ashan Benedict, the Metropolitan Police Department's executive assistant police chief. One of the people shot was a woman attending the game who was struck while she was outside the stadium, he said. Her injuries weren't considered life-threatening.

Two people who were in one of the cars later walked into a local hospital with gunshot wounds and were being questioned by Sherlocks, Benedict said, and the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately clear. Investigators were still trying to locate the second vehicle involved in the shooting.
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Kiss Cam to be renamed Kill Cam.
Posted by: Snomoth Whereling9836 || 07/18/2021 0:22 Comments || Top||


#3  The snowflakes were terrified assuming another "insurrection" was occuring.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/18/2021 6:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Insurrection? Not being accustomed to hearing gunshots in the vicinity, I’d be concerned it was another Las Vegas massacre or Orlando nightclub shooting.

Am I wrong I’m to see situational awareness and refusal to sit still for the slaughter in the crowd reaction?
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2021 7:21 Comments || Top||

#5  DC = Baltimore = Chicago = Atlanta.

What oh what could they all have in common?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2021 7:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Los Capital Policia have everything under control. Oh, scratch that. They left town looking for Biden political opponents across the U.S..
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 07/18/2021 8:15 Comments || Top||

#7  This could be the stupidest news story of the week. Why would they cancel the game if there was something going on outside the stadium?
Posted by: Too Old To Work || 07/18/2021 9:51 Comments || Top||

#8  "Why would they cancel the game if there was something going on outside the stadium?"

Because they're IDIOTS, TOTW. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 07/18/2021 10:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Gangbangers or something else?
Posted by: JohnQC || 07/18/2021 10:52 Comments || Top||

#10  #9 John: Yes.
Posted by: Barbara || 07/18/2021 10:55 Comments || Top||

#11  There's a shooting outside the stadium.
So make eveyone inside go outside.
Brilliant.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/18/2021 11:40 Comments || Top||

#12  Less chance for 'bad optics' inside the stadium, Ed.
Posted by: Bobby || 07/18/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#13  Suspended because everyone left to watch the game outside the stadium...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 07/18/2021 11:45 Comments || Top||

#14 
"Now everybody please exit the stadium calmly in a single file. Wait, sir. The men outside are reloading... yes, now go."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/18/2021 11:54 Comments || Top||

#15  Serpentine!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/18/2021 12:23 Comments || Top||

#16  Apparently DC isn't the surveillance city we supposed. They can't catch the 1/5-6 bomber or the yahoo who shot up a stadium parking lot.
Posted by: Spoter B || 07/18/2021 14:20 Comments || Top||

#17  They have video/still shots - Silver Toyota, missing back driver's side hubcap and VA temp paper plates
Posted by: Frank G || 07/18/2021 14:45 Comments || Top||

#18  If this was Chicago another round of popcorn would be the normal response as the wounded are carried out.
Posted by: Blackbeard Barnsmell6454 || 07/18/2021 16:39 Comments || Top||

#19  Apparently the shooters showed up in the emergency room not too long after. Still no photos of them or mugshots or anything so I think we can assume they are from one of the groups the Media reflexivly protects.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/18/2021 23:11 Comments || Top||

#20  Google now shows cops have put up a reward for info and description of the car so maybe the gunshot victims were unrelated.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/18/2021 23:14 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan Forces Retake District in Parwan
[ToloNews] The Afghan National Security and Defense Forces retook the control of Sheikh Ali district in Parwan province in central Afghanistan, security officials said Saturday.

There are reports that the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has taken over Dand district in the southern province of Kandahar.

Security officials have said that fighting continues in 15 provinces including Taluqan city, Maimana city, Kandahar and Gahzni provinces.

"This war is not only the Taliban war, but it is a great conspiracy of the region, we will fight against it," said Khair Mohammad Taimoor, police commander of Takhar.

"The enemy suffered casualties and retreated. We cleared surrounding areas of the city," said Fida Mohammad, the commander of Afghan Special Forces
...established in 2007 with the intent of taking one conventional infantry kandak (battalion) from each of the regional ANA corps, giving them special training and equipment, and reorganizing based on the U.S. Army Rangers. Each battalion is assigned to one of the six regional corps. The commandos comprise 7% of the Afghan National Security Forces but conduct 70% to 80% of the fighting...
in Takhar.

According to the Afghan Ministry of Defense (MoD), 284 Taliban fighters have been killed and over 200 more maimed in different parts of the country in the past 24 hours.

"Fighting is underway in the suburbs of the city, the people in Taluqan city are in fear during the nights," said Arian, a resident in Taluqan city, the center of Takhar province in the northern Afghanistan.

"We call on the government to take Takhar out of this chaos," said a resident of Taluqan Ahmad Zia.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shouting match, Bart was wondering if fisticuffs would be appropriate at this point...
residents in Faryab have also expressed concerns over the fragile security situation.

"The situation in Faryab is very critical, unfortunately 14 districts of Faryab have collapsed," said a resident in Faryab Khairullah Shuja.

"The situation is very tense, the war rages on inside the city," said a resident in Maimana Jawed.

In the southern Afghanistan, there are reports that the Taliban have taken the control of Dand district.

"We have the military advancement continues so that the way is paved for the recapture of other districts," said Fazluddin Ayyar, the governor of Parwan.

Some politicians in Afghanistan’s parliament meanwhile casted doubts over the collapse of districts in the southern Kandahar province.

"Kandahar has suffered political collapse. Several districts collapsed in one phone call," said MP Khan Agha Rezayee.

Afghan government statistics show that 284 Taliban fighters were killed and 205 more were maimed in 15 provinces of the country in the past 24 hours. But Taliban has rejected the figures.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [106 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban executed 22 Afghan commandos last month
Translated Via Google Translate. Edited.
[ColonelCassad] The United States has officially condemned the shooting by the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
of 22 Afghan special forces soldiers and officers who were trying to surrender to the Taliban. The episode took place on June 16 this year in Davlat-Abad, Faryab province (a town near the border with Turkmenistan), where active festivities between the Afghan army and Talibs, who are trying to seize the historic provincial capital, continue.

The Taliban refused to take them prisoner and shot them on the grounds that they served the Americans (most of these special forces were trained and trained by the Americans, they are also one of the most combat-ready units of the Afghan army, which periodically gave the Taliban a fight).

A very demonstrative cruelty against the background of mild conditions for ordinary soldiers and coppers, who are even given money to travel home. This execution transparently hints how the Taliban intend to treat those who actively served the United States during the years of occupation. In fact, using this example, you can assess the motivation behind the complaints of translators and US volunteers in Afghanistan, who demand that they be evacuated from the country.

On the other hand, the Taliban usually take responsibility for such acts of violence and weave them into their propaganda. In this case, he officially denies his involvement, although the video can indeed be seen surrendering military and Taliban fighters.

To see a video of the incident click here. To see photos from the incident click on the link in the title.
Posted by: badanov || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So they're convincing Astan troops to fight to the last knuckle.... Great idea, guys.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/18/2021 0:47 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Somalia's Govt troops recapture strategic town from Al-Shabaab militants
[Garowe] The Somali National Army [SNA] has retaken Ba'adweyn town in Mudug, central Somalia, top military officials said, hours after deadly festivities with the al-Shabaab
...... the personification of Somali state failure...
murderous Moslems, who had dislodged them from the strategic center.

Al-Shabaab captured the town a couple of weeks ago after a fierce shootout with the government troops, who were forced to immediately abandon it for their own safety. They have been collecting taxes from the locals besides plans to set a parallel administration.

Pictures by state media show military personnel from the 21st division raising the Somali flag at their former base. The town in Galmudug
...a semiautonomous region in central Somalia, bordering Puntland on the north. Galmudug is not trying to obtain international recognition as a separate nation, but rather considers itself autonomous within the larger Somali federalism, for what that's worth...
state changed hands in recent weeks, and al-Shabaab has been keen to stay around in their bid to ouster fragile UN-backed Somalia administration.

According to the state media, the national army managed to destroy four bases that had been established by the gunnies in the town, besides removing several Improvised Explosive Devices [IEDs] which had been implanted by the terrorists.

"Somali National Army and Galmudug regional Darwish forces are conducting offensive operations to flush out the bully boyz in southern of Mudug region," state media reported. "The troops destroyed four Shabaab bases, foiled suicide kaboom, and removed IEDs."

Early on Friday, a boom-mobile went off near a military base in the vicinity of al-Shabaab-held Ba'adweyne town in Mudug, central Somalia, with reports indicating that the gunnies were prepared for an offensive to push the military further from the outskirts of the town.

Security officials confirmed that the blast was foiled after the government forces shot the driver. No casualties on SNA were reported, but the gunnies are said to have suffered immense losses during the foiled attack. It's after the attack the military managed to retake the town.

The al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab however, claimed it launched a car kaboom on Friday on a military base housing Somali army forces and Galmudug regional troops near Ba'adweyne, adding that it managed to kill four soldiers besides destroying one SNA vehicle.

In recent weeks, Ba'adweyn town has been an epicenter of the festivities between the government troops and the al-Shabaab murderous Moslems. The military has heightened operations against al-Shabaab in Middle Shabelle and parts of Lower Shabelle and Jubba ahead of AMISOM exit later on this year.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Libyan Coast Guard Rescues 51 Europe-Bound Migrants
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking


Arabia
Houthis defeat ISIS in Al-Bayda province
Translated via Google Translate. Edited.
[ColonelCassad] 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 have reported on a successful counter-offensive in al-Bayda province, where they repulsed attacks by ISIS and Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
i's al-Qaeda.

According to the report, the Houthi forces successfully repelled the krazed killer offensive and launched a counteroffensive, liberating more than 100 square kilometers of territory.
The losses of the krazed killers, as well as the Hadists, amounted to 350 killed and 560 maimed, as well as 29 armored combat vehicles and carts. During the battle, the Houthis used 66 ballistic missiles and kamikaze UAVs.

The Houthis have once again accused the Hadis and Americans of operating in Yemen together with ISIS, whose operational interaction with the Death Eaters is carried out through Marib, while the Soddy 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. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
n Air Force launched Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on the Houthis in support of the ISIS offensive in early July.
The Houthi command says it will conduct hostilities until the complete expulsion of ISIS bully boyz and their sponsors from the United States and Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

At the current stage, the Houthis are pursuing the retreating krazed killer forces and are carrying out a sweep of the liberated areas.

Videos from the operation can be seen here, here, here, here, here, here and here. To see photos from the operation click on the link in the title.
Posted by: badanov || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Fifth Column
Mass shooting in downtown Portland victimized at least eight people
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Courtesy of Besoeker, PJ Media points out:
The latest incident is just another example of the "skyrocketing" number of shootings seen by the anti-police city.

The latest shooting took place near where months of riots have taken place in 2020 and 2021.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Eight 'victimized' out of a population of some 650,000 means it was a mostly peaceful shooting, statistically speaking, a mere 0.001 percent.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/18/2021 9:48 Comments || Top||


Violent clashes involving antifa broke out at another unlawful assembly outside the WiSpa in Los Angeles
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Courtesy of Skidmark, more from the Daily Mail:
LAPD arrests dozens and fires rubber bullets after being attacked during violent transgender rights protest where members of Proud Boys and Antifa clashed outside of a Koreatown spa
  • LAPD arrested dozens of people during a violent transgender rights protest and fired non-lethal projectiles to disperse the crowds

  • Members of the Proud Boys and Antifa reportedly clashed in the streets of downtown LA outside of a Koreatown spa

  • Videos emerged showing police in full riot gear beating protestors back with batons, buildings covered in graffiti and a reporter being attacked

  • LAPD said in a statement on Twitter that smoke bombs and other projectiles were thrown at officers trying to break up the crowd

  • Police recovered stun guns, knives and pepper spray were confiscated

  • The riot stemmed from a viral Instagram video of an irate customer complaining to Wi Spa staff that a transgender woman was in the women's section of the spa
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I would love to be 40 years younger and join the Proud Boys beating the sh!t out of Antifa
Posted by: dacama || 07/18/2021 19:50 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian forces martyr three Kashmiris in Pulwama
Pakistan’s take on Thursday’s deadly encounter for Lashkar e-Taiba big turban Abu Huraira AKA Aijaz from Pakistan and his two local henchmen. It turned out that one of the henchmen was related to Mahmoud the Weasel; MtW’s youngest daughter is in dire need of braces, so he made the fateful phone call.
[NATION.PK] In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism
... any action taken by a non-Moslem state that constrains the violent impulses of Moslems or their allies ...
martyred three more Kashmiri youth in Pulwama town.The youth were killed by the troops during a cordon and search operation in New Colony area of the town.

Authorities imposed strict curfew in Pulwama town in New Colony area of the district. Officials while confirming the imposition of curfew said that entire Pulwama town is under curfew "as a precautionary measure" to avert any untoward incident. People were informed through loudspeakers to stay indoors and not try to venture out amid curfew.

The authorities also suspended internet services in Pulwama and other areas of the South Kashmir.

Kashmir Police chief in a tweet claimed three murderous Moslems were killed in an operation. The operation was going on till last reports came in.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Iraq
ISIS kills four Iraqi army members
[SHAFAQ] An official security source reported on Saturday that four Iraqi army forces were killed in an attack on a military point in the west of Kirkuk Governorate.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, that ISIS launched an attack on an Iraqi Army post in the village of "Idris Arab", al-Dibs district, west of Kirkuk which killed four members of the Iraqi army.

In 2017, Iraq declared final victory over ISIS after Iraqi forces drove its last remnants from the country, three years after the bad boy group captured about a third of Iraq’s territory.

Yet, ISIS still has sleeper cells in several Iraqi Governorates.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [51 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


PMF controls ISIS military camp west of Al-Anbar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

An official security source in the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) said today, Saturday, that the PMF members controlled a camp of ISIS west of Al-Anbar after violent clashes between the two sides.

The source told Shafaq News Agency, "The PMF launched this morning an operation to purify the desert areas of ISIS elements then it clashed with terrorist Organization and controlled its military camp."

The source added that "the PMF forces won the confrontation and control the ISIS camp in the western al-Anbar desert, they also confiscated vehicles and destroyed others."

For its part, The PMF leader in al-Anbar, Awad al-Jaghifi, revealed on Saturday, an increase in the number of ISIS members in Haditha district, west of the Governorate.

Al-Jaghifi said in an interview with Shafaq News Agency, that "the weak intelligence effort and the failure to implement security missions, in addition to the failure to control the Iraqi-Syrian borders are the main reason of ISIS spread in the area."

He added, "The number of ISIS elements has begun to increase in the areas of western al-Anbar, especially the areas of al-Shamiya and al-Jazira, which are affiliated to Haditha District."

Al-Jaghifi explained, "Yes, there is coordination between the security services, but the duties are not carried out as they should be,...the security forces in the areas of al-Shamiya and al-Jazira are not enough."

Al-Jaghifi continued, "The failure to hold the Iraqi-Syrian borders properly since the liberation operations until now, facilitates the Organization's elements to infiltrate and move to and from Iraqi territory."

And he added, "Our demands are still the same as they were in the past, which we often demanded from the federal government and the General Command of the Armed Forces, namely armaments and mechanisms only since the number of fighters is sufficient and all of them receive their salaries."

He noted that it is not possible to "control the desert areas of al-Anbar, without providing sufficient mechanisms and weapons, in addition to carrying out intensive duties no less than twice a week."

Al-Jaghifi concluded his speech by saying, "We need to deploy thermal surveillance cameras in the desert, whatever the cost."
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two terrorists arrested in Baghdad
[SHAFAQ] Iraqi security forces on Saturday apprehended two ISIS turbans in Baghdad's north sector.

A statement of the Security Media Cell (SMC) said that one of the arrestees served as the Explosive devices' official of ISIS in the north Baghdad sector, while the other operated in the security detachments of the terrorist organization in the same sector.

The terrorists, according to the statements, confessed to their crimes, and they were referred to the relevant authorities to resume the investigations and legal proceedings.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Police apprehend an armed group that assaulted healthcare professionals in al-Kindi Hospital
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  Prob pushing Covid vax.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2021 0:09 Comments || Top||


Macho display by the Sadrist PDB in Najaf
[SHAFAQ] "The Promised Day Brigade", PDB, (al-Yawm al-Maw'oud), affiliated with the Peace Companies of the Sadrist movement, executed a show of force in the streets of Najaf ahead of its participation in securing the annual pilgrimage in Muharram.

Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that the brigade troops stationed in Kufa downtown in Najaf governorate and blocked a few roads.

A statement of the Peace companies, aka Saraya al-Salam, said on Saturday, "Under the direct supervision of the Najaf Brigade Commander, Ali al-Ghurabi, and in coordination with the security forces, the Peace Companies-the Najaf Brigade of the Second Division Command is to participate in the security plan for the anniversary of the martyrdom of the ambassador of Imam Hussein (peace be upon him) Moslem Ibn Aqil."

The Promised Day Brigade was established as a successor of the disbanded the Army of Mahdi (Jaish al-Mahdi), Iraq's largest armed faction before disbanding it in 2008.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1 
His name was Al-Sadr,
the Moqtada of peace.
All his mammy did right in life,
he made up for with his teeth.

And then the day came,
the Yawm of the Al-Gross,
Promised Day of the Boss.
The day of brush and dental floss,
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/18/2021 13:26 Comments || Top||


Sri Lanka
Syrian President Bashar Assad is sworn in for a fourth seven-year term
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Who counted the votes?
Posted by: SteveS || 07/18/2021 8:19 Comments || Top||

#2  No need to count them. They just announced the results.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  "No need to count them. They just announced the results."

Figures. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 07/18/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Dominion steve
Posted by: Chris || 07/18/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#5  ....All hail Pencilneck!

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/18/2021 12:00 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
SDF arrests gunrunners in Syria's Deir ez-Zor
[NPASYRIA] On Saturday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in partnership with the US-led Global Coalition forces, arrested gunrunners in the eastern and western countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

A military source from the town of al-Zer, 35 km east of Deir ez-Zor, told North Press that through a joint raid with the Global Coalition, the SDF arrested a civilians kidnapper and the largest gunrunner between the Autonomous Administration and the Syrian government areas.

The source added, that after initial investigations with him, he admitted that he was smuggling weapons and kidnapping civilians and taking them to the government-held areas in return for sums of money.

Also today, the SDF, with the participation of the Global Coalition, arrested three other people on charges of distributing and smuggling weapons in the western countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

From time to time, the SDF and the US-led Global Coalition launch security campaigns to control the crossings and pursue the ISIS sleeper cells in the countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

Yesterday, two ISIS members were killed in an SDF and Global Coalition airdrop in the town of Thiban, 50 km east of Deir ez-Zor.
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IRGC has again begun recruiting Afghan migrants and refugees to be sent to Lebanon for military training
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Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Maybe they need some interpreters.
Ah, so that's why the Biden delay.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2021 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Lebanon has joined the ranks of Afghanistan and Somalia as the world paramount s-------s.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/18/2021 6:28 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Lebanon always been that way - ever since the French added Bekaa Valley to it.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/18/2021 6:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Lebanon has been that way for a half century and after France walked away from its near millenium support for the nation.
Posted by: Gerthudion Whomoper3485 || 07/18/2021 7:08 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ After 50 or say even 20 years, the futility of the effort becomes rather obvious.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/18/2021 10:00 Comments || Top||


Young man shot dead during a second night of protests over water shortages in southwest Iran
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Protesters erupted into the streets for a second consecutive night in Iran’s oil-rich southwest to protest water shortages, videos shared on social media showed, with reports of security forces shooting dead at least one protester.Security forces rubbed out Iranian Arab citizen Mostafa Naeemawi in the city of Shadegan (al-Falahiya) in Khuzestan province during Friday night’s unrest, Al Arabiya Farsi reported, citing local sources.

The protests began late on Thursday in several cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahwaz, according to videos shared online. The region is home to a large ethnic Arab population.

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Several videos shared on social media showed a large crowd chanting in Arabic late on Friday in the city of Susangerd (al-Khafajiya). "The thieves robbed us in the name of religion," protesters in Susangerd could be heard chanting in Arabic in one video, in reference to Iran’s Shia theocracy.

The government sent a delegation on Friday to Ahwaz to tackle the water shortages that have sparked the protests, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

Iran’s Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian warned in May of water shortages in the summer, saying this year was "one of the driest in 50 years."

The water shortages have also led to power outages which sparked protests in several cities earlier this month. Some of the protests turned political with chants against Iran’s highest authority, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei
...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...
The protests in Khuzestan come as thousands of workers in Iran’s key energy sector have launched strikes for better wages and working conditions.

Iran’s economy has been hit hard since 2018 when former US President Donald Trump
...Oh, noze! Not him!...
withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers and reimposed sweeping sanctions on the country. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the country’s economic problems.
Posted by: Fred || 07/18/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  to tackle the water shortages

Too much foot washing?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2021 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Dam Turks!
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/18/2021 0:14 Comments || Top||



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