[KhaamaPress] The U.S. President Donald Trump ...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election... has announced that he intends to keep 8,600 troops in Afghanistan.
Speaking to Fox News Radio, Trump said "We’re going down to 8,600 and then we make a determination from there as to what happens ... we’re bringing it down."
Furthermore, Trump reiterated his previous remarks that the U.S. can the war in Afghanistan in a short period of time.
President Trump said the US "could win that war so fast if I wanted to kill ten million people there ... which I don’t."
This comes as the U.S. and Taliban ...Arabic for students... representatives are busy negotiating a peace deal in Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... i capital of Doha.
Trump had earlier announced that he intends to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.
[Jpost] The Hezbollah mosque in the German city of Munster posted a shocking video in December, 2018 on its Facebook page, announcing it was proud of terrorism and its allegiance to the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ...the actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini... The Washington-based organization, The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), first revealed the video and wrote on its website "Poem Recited in a Munster, Germany Shiite Mosque: We Have Pledged Allegiance to Khamenei; We Are Accused of Terrorism and Are Proud of It."
According to a MEMRI transcription of the video from the Imam Mahdi Zentrum Shiite mosque in Munster, in the German state North Rhine-Westphalia, a man recited a poem with the lyrics, "We have pledged our allegiance to the Jurisprudent Ruler [Khamenei]. We are soldiers willing to sacrifice our lives for Nasrallah [’Victory of Allah’]. We belong to the party of Ruhollah [Khomeini]. We have been accused of being murderous Moslems ‐ we are proud of terrorism.
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[DAWN] India on Thursday said it has 'information' that Pakistain is trying to infiltrate faceless myrmidons into the country to carry out attacks amid rising tensions over New Delhi's decision to abrogate the autonomy of Indian-occupied 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 External Affairs Ministry front man Raveesh Kumar told news hounds that Indian security forces were prepared to deal with any eventuality.
He was reacting to Indian media reports that cited unidentified Indian intelligence sources as saying Pakistain-trained commandos have allegedly entered Indian waters to attack port facilities in western Gujarat ...where rioting seems to be a traditional passtime... state.
He said Pakistain is trying to infiltrate faceless myrmidons to create 'an alarmist situation' after New Delhi imposed a lockdown and ended occupied Kashmir's autonomy early this month.
Pakistain Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor rejected the Indian claim, saying Pakistain was a responsible state and "we would be insane to allow infiltration" across the Line of Control.
Kumar said Pakistain "has been using terror and cross-border terrorism as a policy. We have continued to highlight that Pakistain has an obligation to take action against terrorist and terror groups operating from its soil."
The Indian claim comes as Prime Minister Imran Khan ...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree... in recent days repeatedly alerted the international community that India will possibly stage a "false-flag operation" to "divert attention from massive human rights One man's rights are another man's existential threat. violations" in occupied Kashmir.
India accuses Pakistain of training and arming bully boy groups that have been fighting since 1989 for Kashmir's independence from India or its merger with Pakistain, a charge Islamabad denies. Pakistain says it only provides moral and diplomatic support to these groups.
[DAWN] Prime Minister of Azad Jammu & 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.... Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that Pakistain and AJK will not allow India to link the Kashmiri movement for freedom with terrorism.
"We will stay alert to ensure that India does not succeed in doing so," Mr Haider said at a Tuesday night news briefing at the Pakistain Embassy in Washington. "There’s no room for terrorism in our peaceful struggle."
Then his lips fell off.
At a recent briefing, a senior US official indicated that while Washington understood Pakistain’s political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir, Islamabad should prevent hard boyz from taking advantage of the situation. "It’s all the more important that Pakistain demonstrate its resolve to halt cross-border terrorism," the official said.
Mr Haider, who is currently visiting Washington to brief US officials and think-tank experts on the current situation in Kashmir, also highlighted the need for continuing a peaceful struggle for Kashmir in his address to the Pak and Kashmiri communities.
"We have a higher moral ground as the Indians are committing unprecedented atrocities in Kashmir," he said while responding to a question at his news conference. "If we also employ violent tactics, people will say both are bad. We don’t want to do that.
We will stand guard to ensure it does not happen," he said.
"Nothing is more effective than a peaceful struggle for freedom," he added. "Either we will perish or free ourselves from the Indian occupation." Asked how the people of Kashmir would react once the curfew is lifted, Mr. Haider said: "The whole world will see how upset they are. The longer the siege, the angrier they will get."
[DAWN] Pakistain has successfully carried out the night training launch of Ghaznavi, a surface to surface ballistic missile, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday.
The missile "is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometres", said Maj Gen Ghafoor via a tweet, which also included a video of the launch.
According to DG ISPR, the president and prime minister "conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulations to the nation" for the successful testing of the missile.
Earlier in May, Pakistain conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
[DAWN] Prime Minister Imran Khan ...aka The Great Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality disorders... on Thursday called on all Paks to take part in '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.... Hour', being observed on Friday at 12pm, to send a strong message of solidarity to Kashmiris.
"I want all Paks to come out tomorrow 12 noon-12.30pm to show solidarity with the Kashmiri people and send the Kashmiris in Indian-Indian Kashmire a clear message that the entire Pak nation stands in solidarity with them and against Indian fascist ...anybody you disagree with, damn them... oppression, the inhumane 24-day curfew, the daily injuring and killing of Kashmiri civilians, including women & children ‐ all part of the ethnic cleansing agenda of the Modi government and its illegal annexation of IoK," said the premier via Twitter.
[IsraelTimes] Technology can be used to thwart attacks and gather information about UAVs.
"The system we developed can detect hostile drones at a range of up to 3.5 kilometers (2.17 miles) and take control of about 200 drones simultaneously," Asaf Lebovitz, product manager in Skylock, one of the companies, told the Haaretz daily.
Skylock demonstrated its new invention at an event some two months ago, according to the report.
Other Israeli companies are developing similar technology, the report said. Rafael recently introduced its Drone Dome anti-drone system, which is already operational and similarly takes control of potentially armed UAVs and lands them safely.
The technolngy I like was developed at UT Austin that takes over ships at sea spoofïng the gps signal and steering the ship to a different destination all the while the crew thinks it is still on course.
I think that was Dr. Todd Humphreys' baby. Spoof the sat signal with a relatively stronger one like it and make the GPS think the destination is somewhere else. It's easier to steer automated craft that way, which rely on GPS, and seafaring vehicles where you don't know which way is where for miles. Humphreys demonstrated that commercial drones and UAVs can be steered easily, the autopilot does the flying of course, you just fake the destination. The challenge is only acquiring the signals. Most drones will use the L2C unencrypted signals. UAVs like the raptor and US army drones will use P(Y) or encrypted precision code in the L2 band reserved for militaries, which needs the key to spoof. Getting the key would be a job for humint though.
According to reports from #Gaza this evening #Hamas has informed the #Egyptian delegation that they are ready for confrontation with #Israel. They reportedly continued by saying they have given Israel enough time to implement the understanding and its taken too long.
[AlAhram] Iranian tanker Adrian Darya, at the centre of a dispute between Washington and Tehran, has changed course away from the Ottoman Turkish coast, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed on Thursday.
The tanker, formerly called Grace 1, was released from detention off Gibraltar in mid-August after a five-week standoff over whether it was carrying Iranian oil to Syria in violation of Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an Union sanctions.
A Ottoman Turkish official told Rooters earlier on Thursday that the Iranian tanker had not entered Ottoman Turkish waters. The tracking data showed the ship was currently between the coasts of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire... and Cyprus, heading west.
On Monday, IRIB news agency quoted an Iranian government front man as saying that Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... had sold the oil from the Adrian Darya and the vessel's owner will decide on its next destination.
The front man did not identify who had bought the oil. After Gibraltar freed the vessel on Aug. 18, the United States said it would take every action it could to prevent it delivering oil to Syria in contravention of U.S. sanctions.
After its release by Gibraltar the vessel, laden with 2 million barrels of oil, had initially headed to southern Greece, then switched its destination to southern Turkey's Mersin port, before removing any reference to a destination.
Iran and Hezbollah are endangering Lebanon by trying to manufacture precision guided missiles in the heart of Beirut. Lebanon should put an end to it. My interview @i24NEWS_EN here https://t.co/BHdo18bwsh
THE RUNDOWN | IDF Foreign Media Spokesperson Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus spoke with Nurit Ben on the recent report of Hezbollah's missile-precision program.
More: Israel Defense Forces (IDF) announced Thursday that it had new information on Hezbollah's precision missile program in Lebanon that has been further developed in recent months.
The IDF spokesperson said the Shi'ite group is housing dozens of precision missiles in Lebanon, including in densely populated areas, following six years of efforts along with Iran's elite Qud's Force.
But their efforts towards mass production of the missiles have been thwarted, the IDF assured.
The IDF nevertheless says it holds Lebanon accountable for the missiles' manufacture, after the government took issue with an attack targeting a cement-mixing site for the production of motors for the precision missiles.
Most of the missile production sites are in the south of the country were Hezbollah is active and are deliberately located in highly populated areas in order to deter enemies from targeting them.
The IDF also revealed the identities of three Iranians and one senior Hezbollah member leading the weapons project: , Commander of the Lebanon Corps in the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Muhammad Hussein-Zada Hejazi, Technological Director of the IRGC's precision missle program Majid Nuab, Chief Logistics Officer of the IRGC Ali Asrar Nuruzi and Commander of Hezbollah's precision missile program Fuad Shukr.
[ALMASDARNEWS] "Senior Iranian commanders" and a senior associate from the Hezbollah movement have been engaged in an effort to create a secret precision guard missile program in Leb, the Israel Defence Forces have announced, citing intelligence data.
In a presser on Thursday, IDF front man Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus alleged that three Iranian officers from the Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Force, including one Brig. Gen. Muhammad Hussein-Zada Hejazi, one col. Majid Nuab and one Brig. Gen. Ali Asrar Nuruzi, were involved in the secret project. According to the IDF, these Iranian officers were based "inside Leb, leading Hezbollah’s precision guided missile project in order to attack Israel."
The three alleged Iranians are said to be under the command of Gen. Qassem Suleimani , the Revolutionary Guards Quds Force Commander believed to have engaged heavily in providing Iranian support to Syria and Iraq in their fight against the ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... (ISIS)* snuffies in recent years.
Fuad Shukr, an advisor to Hezbollah leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah ...The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb... , is said to be the key Hezbollah commander involved in the missile project.
The IDF alleges that Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... had tried to transfer precision guided missiles to Hezbollah through Syria in 2013 and 2014, but was largely stopped by Israeli air strikes. Since 2016, the IDF says, Hezbollah and Iran have moved forward with another effort ‐ converting Hezbollah’s existing and substantial stocks of rockets into precision-guided missiles.
Related: The Jerusalem Post has more on the four named gentlemen and their secret plot here.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Turkey will not allow the United States impede the process of creating a safe zone to the east of the Euphrates river in northern Syria, Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First ...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important... said.
“The agreement on the safe zone and purging the east of the Euphrateswith the United States is a right move. A coordination centre has been created and joint patrols will begin soon. But we will not allow protracting the process [of the safe zone creation] like it happened with Manbij. It should move fast”, Erdogan told reporters on board his plane as he was returning to Turkey from Russia, cited by the NTV broadcaster.
Ankara would not allow turning Syria in a region where Kurdish groups enjoyed protection, Erdogan added.
“Now, everything is ready along our border. Everything is already there— personnel and armored equipment. We are ready to act any minute. There are no problems for us there”, Erdogan argued.
The president concluded by addressing the situation in Manbij, where the United States and Turkey had operated under a joint roadmap to withdrew Kurdish groups. Erdogan insisted that the Kurds “have allegedly left but no one is leaving; their number has slightly diminished at best”.
On Monday, Erdogan said that the Turkish military would soon enter the safe zone in northern Syria.
The president’s statement followed an agreement reached by Ankara and Washington on 7 August. In particular, the deal envisages the creation of the safe zone along Syria’s border with Turkey and the establishment of a joint US-Turkish operations centre to coordinate the efforts.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.