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Palestinians riot on Gaza border; 49 said wounded
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Africa North
Western Sahara: UN must not allow "the law of the strongest" to prevail
[APS.DZ] Representative of the Polisario Front at the United Nations, Sidi Mohamed Omar, said Thursday in New York that the United Nations must not "allow the law of the strongest to prevail" in the Western Sahara conflict, adding that the Sahrawi people's right to self-determination "could not be supplanted by colonial realities."
Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Yemen's Ansarullah offers new prisoner swap deal to Saudi-backed ex-govt.
[PRESSTV] Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
’s Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
Ansarullah movement has offered the Saudi-backed former government a new deal for exchange of prisoners over a week after the popular movement unilaterally released hundreds of detainees.

Head of Yemen’s National Committee for Prisoners Affairs (NCPA), Abdulqader al-Mortada, said Friday the group had told "local mediators" that it was ready to implement a prison exchange within one week.

"We are waiting for the other side to respond," he noted, according to a report by Al Masirah TV.

The Ansarullah official said the deal offered to the other side would cover 2,000 prisoners in the "first phase".

The offer came days after the Houthi movement released hundreds prisoners, including three Saudi nationals, in its latest goodwill gesture.

Through the release, the Ansarullah movement and its allies in the Yemeni army said they sought to underline their commitment to peace negotiations held in Sweden last December.

The talks with Yemen's Saudi-backed former government resulted in an agreement, which calls for a ceasefire in Hudaydah, a prisoner exchange and a statement of understanding on the southern city of Ta’izz.

The unilateral release of prisoners proved Ansarullah’s "credibility in implementing the Sweden agreement and we call on the other party to take a comparable step," the NCPA head said at the time.

The released detainees were "included in the prisoner lists of the Sweden deal," Mortada said in a presser.

Mortada noted that the Ansarullah movement launched the initiative due to the big delay in the implementation of the prisoner swap deal.

Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


US sending 3,000 more troops to Saudi Arabia: Pentagon
[DAILYSABAH] The Pentagon said Friday it has approved the deployment of 3,000 additional troops and military hardware to 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...
to boost the country's defenses in the wake of attacks on its oil installations blamed on Iran.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized the deployment of two more Patriot missile batteries, one THAAD ballistic missile interception system, two fighter squadrons and one air expeditionary wing, the Pentagon said in a statement.

"Secretary Esper informed Saudi Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammad bin Salman this morning of the additional troop deployment to assure and enhance the defense of Saudi Arabia," it said.

"Taken together with other deployments this constitutes an additional 3,000 forces that have been extended or authorized within the last month," it said.

The Saudi prince had requested additional support, Esper said.

Since May, the U.S. has increased the number of its forces by about 14,000 in the Central Command area covering the Middle East, the defense department said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Is the additional troops going to come from the USA bases or from Middle east bases?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 10/12/2019 2:26 Comments || Top||


Britain
UK may sever security co-op with EU post-Brexit
[PRESSTV] Most of the attention surrounding Brexit has focused on issues connected to trade, the financial settlement, citizen’s rights, and the Irish backstop. But unnamed sources at Downing Street have recently highlighted the concerns about future security relationships following Brexit.

A report published by a Downing Street staffer early this week contained a warning that the UK might halt security cooperation with the EU if Brexit was not achieved by Boris Johnson
...pro-Brexit British prime minister, succeeding no-Brexit Theresa May. BoJo is noted as much for his sparkling personality and his hair as for his Conservative policies....
’s deadline of 31 October.

Critics say that the UK is leveraging its security weight to influence the outcome of the trade discussions.

Nevertheless, ignoring the security crisis after Brexit would serve as an act of self-sabotage.

The former spy boss who headed MI6 between 2009 and 2014, Sir John Sawers, described Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
as "our defence in depth" and argued that friendly countries gained considerably from sharing intelligence on terrorism.

Moreover, a decline in security cooperation between the UK and EU would provide a wider arena in which gunnies might otherwise operate.

Terrorist attacks have taken place in a number of European countries in recent years, with the UK, La Belle France and Belgium particularly hard hit. Western nations have maintained security through the sharing of intelligence and information about threats and methods.

It would bring about an extraordinary state of affairs if the UK and the EU stopped sharing information in the same way that Western nations refuse to share defense strategies with China or Russia, for example.

Other security compromises following Brexit include Britannia’s loss of access to the EU’s Galileo navigation satellite system, which has been deemed critical for contemporary military operations.

Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Other security compromises following Brexit include Britannia’s loss of access to the EU’s Galileo navigation satellite system, which has been deemed critical for contemporary military operations.

Won't USA offer the Brits access to their systems?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The proper 'financial settlement' with the EU should be $0.00.
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  EU’s Galileo navigation satellite system

Think not. Those sats were built in Britain. A little creative hacking and they will be broadcasting the BBC.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/12/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#4  They used the GPS system before the EUrocrats insisted on developing the Galileo System as a cash cow for the EUropean space launch industry.
Posted by: magpie || 10/12/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||


Europe
Stephan Balliet confesses to German synagogue attack, admits anti-Semitic motive
[IsraelTimes] Lawyer says his client, who killed 2 people in Yom Kippur shooting, stands by his actions: ’He blames others for his own misery and that’s what ultimately triggered his action’.

The German suspect in a deadly attack targeting a synagogue has admitted to the shooting rampage and confessed that it was motivated by anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism, federal prosecutors said Friday.

Stephan Balliet, 27, made a "very comprehensive" confession during an interrogation lasting several hours, said a front man for the federal prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe.

"He gave an extensive confession. He confirmed far-right and anti-Semitic motives" for the attack, the front man said.

Balliet is accused of shooting dead two people in the eastern German city of Halle on Wednesday, after he tried and failed to storm a synagogue.

The man, who was described by neighbors and his father as a loner who spent much of his time at a computer, had filmed and live-streamed the assault.

The victims, a German man and woman, appeared to be chosen at random when the assailant failed to gain access to the synagogue he had besieged with gunfire and homemade explosives, as the frightened congregation barricaded itself inside.

Investigators searching Balliet’s father’s apartment found a 3-D printer, which could have been used to manufacture firearms, according to Spiegel magazine.

Police have also confiscated a hard-drive from his bedroom in the apartment he shared with his divorced mother.

Spiegel revealed that Balliet had learned to handle an assault rifle during six months of military service in 2010 and 2011, when he was 18.
Clearly, it was not a fit.
"Retrospectively we can be glad he did not learn much in the army otherwise he could have killed many more people in Halle," Spiegel quoted an army source as saying.

Noting that it was only thanks to the Halle synagogue’s own security measures that the assailant had been kept from penetrating the temple, Jewish leaders have demanded authorities to do more to protect the community.

On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel
...chancellor of Germany and the impetus behind Germany's remarkably ill-starred immigration program. Merkel used to be referred to by Germans as Mom. Now they make faces at her for inundating the country with Moslem colonists...
vowed that there would be "zero tolerance" for hate, while Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said protection will be stepped up immediately for all Jewish sites and institutions in Germany.

Germany has taken pride in the rebirth of its Jewish life since the Nazis’ World War II slaughter of six million Jews across Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
The community has grown to about 225,000 thanks in large part to an influx from the ex-Soviet Union after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Had grown. In 2019 the Jewish population of Germany is around 116,000.
Another Times of Israel article adds:
The German man suspected of killing two people near a synagogue on Wednesday reportedly told investigators that he received approximately $800 from an anonymous online donor prior to the attack.

The German publication Der Spiegel reported Friday that the accused, Stephan Balliet, had received the money in the form of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin from an unknown person with whom he communicated on the internet, according to his defense attorney Hans-Dieter Weber.

Weber also told the publication that Balliet denied being a neo-Nazi in his interrogation by German authorities. Balliet claimed to have acted alone and made the weapons used in the attack himself from cheap materials.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Not hearing anything about Ahmad and his truck
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/12/2019 2:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Overwhelming lack of surprise.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 10/12/2019 2:50 Comments || Top||


Germany: 12,000 far-right extremists with ‘a very high affinity for firearms’
[IsraelTimes] Interior minister warns of ’elevated’ risk of violent attacks after near-massacre on Yom Kippur at Halle synagogue in which 2 killed; plans to ban six small far-right groups.

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said there are an estimated 24,000 far-right Death Eaters in Germany. He added that half of them are considered potentially violent with "a very high affinity for firearms."
...out of a total national population of nearly 83 million. On the other hand, there are about 116,000 Jews and an estimated 5 million Muslims.
Seehofer’s warning came two days after Stephan Balliet, a 27-year-old loner, was arrested for killing two people after trying to gain entry to a synagogue in the eastern town of Halle where dozens of worshipers were marking Yom Kippur.

Though he failed to batter his way into the building, the assailant, armed with four apparently home-made rifles and grenades, killed a female passer-by and then rubbed out a man who tried to take refuge in a kebab restaurant.

Police eventually captured Balliet ‐ who had four kilos (nine pounds) of explosives in his car ‐ after a shootout that left him maimed.

Earlier Friday, a front man for the federal prosecutor’s office in Karlsruhe said Balliet had confessed to the assault and confirmed "far-right and anti-Semitic motives."

Given the range of weapons he had on his person, the corpse count could have been far higher had Balliet managed to force his way inside the synagogue.

He filmed and live-streamed the 35-minute assault as he raved at Jews and denied the Holocaust. He also published an online manifesto expressing anti-Semitic sentiments.

"This manifesto appeared on the internet the day after his act," said Seehofer, who added that synagogues and other Jewish venues would in the future be better protected.

The minister announced the creation of new security service posts to that end and added that the government would swiftly enact a ban on six small far-right groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As I predicted yesterday: great noise about "right wing extremists" (tarring AfD with neo-nazi brush) silence about Allanbeasts.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/12/2019 2:08 Comments || Top||

#2  I have to admit, if I were a Jew, living in Germany wouldn't be on my bucket list.... hmm, not that France would make my top ten list either.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/12/2019 12:55 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Word
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 14:10 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey to respond tit-for-tat to possible US sanctions
Go for it.
[AA.TR] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
will respond to any U.S. sanctions within the framework of full reciprocity, the Ottoman Turkish Foreign Ministry said Friday.

"No one should doubt that Turkey will respond tit-for-tat to possible U.S. sanctions," said front man Hami Aksoy, responding to a statement by the U.S. Treasury Department on possible sanctions against Turkey in relation to its anti-terror operation in northern Syria.
"We will bring the U.S. economy to a crawl with our...um...Ottoman leverage™! No footstools for you!"
When Operation Peace Spring began, the U.S. government was informed at all levels, Aksoy said, adding Turkey is fighting against terrorist organizations posing a threat to its national security and will press ahead with this fight.

The ministry also shared the target and scope of the operation with the public in full clarity during a blurb Friday, he said.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
had granted new authority to impose crippling sanctions on Turkey’s economy and its leaders for Ankara's ongoing Operation Peace Spring.

Mnuchin said Trump has authorized an executive order that will allow the Treasury in consultation with the president and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo "very significant new sanctions authority that can be targeted at any person associated with the government of Turkey, any portion of the government."

Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  No more Turkey carpets for us?
Posted by: AlanC || 10/12/2019 8:20 Comments || Top||

#2  The Shriners will have to buy their fez's from China. There goes the trade balance......
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/12/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#3  No more rahat lakum for you yankis!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/12/2019 9:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Beware of the Ottoman Poke!
Though skeptics may think it a joke,
Or say that it's gay,
Erdie tried it today,
And the elephant nearly awoke.
Posted by: Snoling Smiter of the Brontosaurs2338 || 10/12/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Where am I gonna get my truncheons and moustache wax now?
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 13:03 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
CAIR deems Trump's comments about Somali refugees in Minnesota racist
[10 News] The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned comments made by President Donald Trump's at a rally on Thursday in Minneapolis about the state of Minnesota's Somali population as "racist."

The comments that drew the ire of the group that advocates for Muslims in America:

"Leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and taxpayers. We will always protect American families first," Trump said to jeers from the crowd.

Estimates place the Somali population around 50,000 in the Minneapolis area. Among the Somali-Americans residing in the Minneapolis area is Rep. Illhan Omar, a first-term Democrat. Omar has been a frequent target of Trump and his supporters. At previous rallies, the crowd has chanted "Send Her Back."

"How the hell did that ever happen?" Trump said about Omar's election. "Congresswoman Omar is an America-hating socialist."
True
"President Trump's hate rhetoric places the entire Somali community in Minnesota and nationwide in danger from the growing white supremacist movement that looks to him for validation and encouragement," said CAIR's state of Minnesota Executive Director Jaylani Hussein.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/12/2019 07:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Ooooh - Trump hit a nerve, didn't he?
Posted by: Raj || 10/12/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Only the "racist" card doesn't work anymore.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  CAIR has deep connections with the Muslim Brotherhood, Hezbollah and Hamas. It should have been long shuttered and their offices and properties seized.

Members of the Minnesota branch of the Muslim American Society were investigated for antisemitic rhetoric. Some fine residents of Minnesota have traveled to Syria and Somalia, some have actively funded and supported the Al Shabab in various ways. It's safe to assume they all love the US like a cancer loves its host.

One of these could be from Minneapolis. Worse, he'll be coming back to vote !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#4  "Send Her Back."

She and her family are eligible. They arrived via false declarations (bribed) of being relatives of those picked for refugee settlement.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/12/2019 9:15 Comments || Top||

#5  "Leaders in Washington brought large numbers of refugees to your state from Somalia without considering the impact on schools and communities and taxpayers. We will always protect American families first," Trump said to jeers from the crowd.

Any jeers from the crowd were directed at those who placed 50,000 Somalis in Minnesota.
That would be the Dems trying to expand their voter base.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/12/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Who gives a shit what CAIR thinks?
Posted by: chris || 10/12/2019 10:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Is there a Third World shit hole in this whole wide world that is anywhere near as shitty as Somalia?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 10:43 Comments || Top||

#8  That'd be the appropriate response, chris. Unfortunately your current HoR's almost full of malapproriates.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 10:46 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 Gaza
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 10/12/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#10  CAIR deems Trump's comments about Somali refugees in Minnesota racist before he even said anything.

There. FIFY.
Posted by: magpie || 10/12/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#11  #7 Gaza

It's a shame with all that prime beach front property and the Mediterranean climate that Gaza is not richer than Monaco. I can only guess that it has something to do with the people who live there.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/12/2019 12:46 Comments || Top||

#12  Past time to do something about that whole "un-indited conspirator" thing.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/12/2019 12:50 Comments || Top||

#13  Re #7 -- un, SanFrancisco, LA, Baltimore soon to be joined by Mpls.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/12/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

#14  As you'll know from previous posts...

Migrants who earn less than the average wage harm the economy.

Of those few that work probably 99% of Somalians earn less than average.

There was zero economic reason to import them.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/12/2019 13:19 Comments || Top||

#15  CAIR has deep connections with the Muslim Brotherhood,

Just as Hamas is the Muslim Brotherhood in the Palestinian Territories, so is CAIR — along with several other organizations — the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#16  IN San Diego we determined that they were creating a tribal kleptocracy, with a large number of the males getting jobs as taxi drivers to both scout, transport stolen goods, and fleece the tourists. They offer nothing of value beyond virtue signaling for idiot bureaucrats as near as I can tell. When my partner and I approached a DHS senior intel analyst in 2007 about why they were still being allowed in, her response about their melanin content said it all,,,
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/12/2019 19:04 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan is out
[Wash. Examiner] Kevin McAleenan, the acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, is out as the temporary chief of the department.
DHS obstructionist
McAleenan, 48, is the fourth acting or confirmed secretary to have served atop the 240,000-person department since President Trump took office.

Trump announced his exit in a series of tweets Friday night, explaining that he "wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector."
"GTFO!"
The Times of Israel has more on the registered Democrat who recently significantly reduced illegal border crossings, but oversaw a department full of squabblers jockeying for promotion and a media leak about plans to expel illegals who’d settled in the U.S. Perhaps this promotion was beyond his managerial ability.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Poor Trump, he just thought than he can replace all the assholes once elected. It ain't apprentice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:15 Comments || Top||

#2  he just thought than he can replace all the assholes once elected.

It seems to me the key is to start reducing the numbers of the corrupt — it’s an iterative process. The first round was all those who retired suddenly after Donald Trump was sworn in; they were not replaced, others on staff either taking on the responsibilities or the responsibilities fell to the bottom of the priority list. The second round involves promoting career bureaucrats to the level where they no longer have civil service protections, and then firing them or accepting their resignations to spend more time with family.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 14:32 Comments || Top||

#3  (Trump tweeted) that he "wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector."

Presidential Snark of the Day!
Posted by: SteveS || 10/12/2019 15:06 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistanis form human chain in solidarity with Kashmir
[AA.TR] Thousands of people on Friday formed a human chain in Pakistain’s capital Islamabad to express solidarity
and polio
with Kashmiris in their protest against India’s scrapping of the disputed 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....
’s longstanding special rights in August.

Waving national and Azad Kashmir flags, the protesters amassed at D-chowk roundabout, which breaks through the capital, and formed a human chain, which was also joined by Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
and his Cabinet members.

In his brief address aired on state-run Pakistain Television, Khan questioned the "disproportionate" amount of coverage accorded by the international media to the dire human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
situation in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, especially in context of the widespread coverage of the Hong Kong protests.

"International media is highlighting disproportionately protests in Hong Kong, which is not a disputed region, and only a few protesters have been injured there. It is part of China", Khan observed, adding: "On the other hand, Kashmir is an internationally-recognized disputed region but unfortunately, the world media is more worried about Hong Kong."

"It has been over two months, Indian army has imprisoned 8 million Kashmiri men, women, and children in their homes but the international media continues to give headline coverage to Hong Kong protests and ignores the dire human rights crisis in Indian-occupied Kashmir," the premier, donned in off-white shalwar kameez (national dress) and a brown waistcoat, said.

The former cricketing hero said that the world leaders had started to understand Pakistain’s stance on Kashmir, and had openly decried New Delhi over human rights violations in the disputed valley.

Khan warned that as soon as the lingering curfew in the disputed valley was lifted, Kashmiris would take to streets in hundreds of thousands as they had rejected New Delhi’s move.

"I want to assure Kashmiris that Pakistain will always stand beside them," the premier added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


SC acquits convict awarded death 20 times
[DAILYTIMES.PK] The Supreme Court on Thursday acquitted Umar Adeel a 20-time death sentence
...the barbaric practice of sentencing a murderer to be punished for as long as his/her/its victim is dead...
convict involved in RA Bazar Rawalpindi suicide kaboom case.
There's never sufficient evidence if you don't want it there.
Umar Adeel Khan was accused of assisting jacket wallah. A suicide blast on a bus in Rawalpindi in 2007, killed 20 people and injured 36.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [121 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Pakistan urges stepped up efforts to counter defamation of religions
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Pakistain has called for stepped-up efforts to address terrorism’s root causes and to counter the unjust defamation of certain religions and communities that fosters misconceptions between the Moslem world and the West.

"The international community must address the root causes of terrorism including protracted unresolved conflicts, unlawful use of force, aggression, foreign occupation, denial of the right to self-determination and political and economic injustices, as well as political marginalization and alienation," Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the General Assembly’s Sixth Committee, which deals with legal matters.

Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Liars. Just one religion.

"All this theatre over 'extremist splinters' and 'radicals' is getting tiresome, besides being repetitive. Gentlemen, we need a 24/7 video channel to constantly whine about us. A little history and culture, some manscaped effete bedouins preaching, maybe even an islamic animated kids show...and oh ! Halaal fashion."

See VOA's report of just such a venture.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Every time I read this gibberish from a Paki my BS translator reads ...”give us money “!
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/12/2019 12:28 Comments || Top||

#3  we need a 24/7 video channel to constantly whine about us.

Al Jazeera did not suffice?
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/12/2019 14:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Too many beheadings and real news maybe. No, this one will be all flying horses and glittered up dolls singing peace and how wonderful it is to inhabit a personal tent for life.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 17:11 Comments || Top||


Pakistan fully supports Turkey’s concerns on terrorism
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
on Friday said Pakistain stands in full support and solidarity with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
and understands its concerns relating to terrorism.
"Sure, they've aided and facilitated ISIS, and our ISI does the same for the Taliban, so we understand each other"
In a telephonic call to Ottoman 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...
, the prime minister conveyed Pakistain’s support and solidarity.

"As a country which has lost more than 70,000 lives due to terrorism and borne the burden of more than 3 million refugees for decades, Pakistain is fully cognizant of the threats and challenges being faced by Turkey having lost 40,000 of its people to terrorism," the prime minister said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said, "We pray that Turkey’s efforts for enhanced security, regional stability and peaceful resolution of the Syrian situation are fully successful."

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#1  Oh eff off, pissant !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||


#3  That's from Fazlur Rehman, trying to prove to the military junta in the 'Stain that Imran cannot handle it. Pakistain - where a putsch is always on Rehman is an idiot himself. The military babus know Imran Khan is the best bet to keep filling their coffers. As I said the other day, every committed bureauRAT and corrupt legislator hates the ideologues in politics.

The generals humour and service the mullahs just to keep people in constant servitude, and criminal enterprises running under pretext of jihad. But as much as the Jamiat desires, they'll never wrest real power in Pakistain. The day someone religious comes along in the top brass, commandeering the defense apparatus for purposes of Jihad... that day the world shall seriously need to evaluate the use of nukes again.

Some backstory

The Nawaz Sharif govt had banned several NGOs owned by Soros and his subsidiaries. It basically all began when the Save the Children group came under fire for doctor Afridi being used by the CIA to catch UBL. But it went on in an extortion spree to which Soros said 'No', and the Open Society Foundation was shuttered there.

Now

So Imran Khan met with Soros in NY before the UNGA thingy to invite them back in. They have had talks over the phone over it, but since Soros was there they met up. Also, Soros has pull with Amnesty, which Imran wishes to use to display solidarity with Kashmir.

More interestingly Soros has shown acute interest in the infrastructure projects in Afghanistan which the 'Stain believes it can 'fix them up with'. Pakis tend to forget their place when they wear Armani.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||


Int’l media covering Hong Kong protests but ignoring Kashmir’s human rights crisis: PM
[DAILYTIMES.PK] Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
on Friday raised a question over the apathy of international media for continuously ignoring the human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
issue of Indian 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....
(IOJ&K), and on the other hand giving headlines to the Hong Kong protests.

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"I am puzzled as to how international media continues to give headline coverage to Hong Kong protests but ignores the dire human rights crisis in IOJ&K," the prime minister said in a tweet.

Imran Khan said IOJ&K was an internationally recognized disputed territory illegally annexed by India with 900,000 troops imposing a siege on eight million Kashmiris.

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Iraq
Interior Minister visits wounded security forces, demonstrators in Medical City
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Interior Minister Yassin al-Yassiri visited the Medical City, accompanied by Federal Police Chief Major General Ja'far al-Batat to check on the health of the maimed security forces and demonstrators.

The minister met with the Director General of the Medical City Hospital and the medical staff supervising the treatment of the maimed, stressing the need to provide all medical supplies and medicines necessary for them.

The Minister of Interior followed the health of the maimed in the hospital lobbies, wishing them a speedy recovery.
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Iraq protests: 9 former officials to face corruption charges
[RUDAW.NET] Iraq’s Prime Minister on Friday announced that his Supreme Anti-Corruption Council has referred the cases of nine former ministers and governors to stand trial following six days of deadly protests across Iraq’s southern provinces.
"Arrest the Usual Suspects™"
Protests, which began in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on October 1 before spreading nationwide, saw thousands of young men rally against unemployment, corruption, and the chronic lack of public services.

At least 103 people were killed and 4,035 injured in festivities between protesters and security forces.

Curfews were imposed on city centers and internet services cut across the country’s south. The government claimed it did not order the brutal repression of protesters, accusing gangs of exploiting the unrest.

Nevertheless, the protests were a wakeup call for Iraqi officials, especially Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, who, as an independent technocrat, has no parliamentary bloc of his own.

Besides decisions aimed at reforms, job creation, and more social welfare programs, the PM on Friday announced he is also taking steps against corruption.

"Based on the directive of the head of the Council of Ministers, and as part of the implementation [phase] of what was included in his speech to the Iraqi people on October 9, 2019, the supreme Anti-Corruption Council referred a number of important corruption cases to the court related to nine high ranking officials after bolstering it with evidence," the Supreme Anti-Corruption Council said in a statement published by Iraqi PM, dated October 10.

The Anti-Corruption Council said there have been "coordination meetings" with Iraq’s judiciary to "give priority" to the cases and settle them quickly.

Without naming them, the PM said the nine officials include two former ministers and their undersecretaries in the Ministries of Minerals and Industry, Transportation, Higher Education, and Health.

It also includes a former top official in the government and four former governors of the provinces of Babil, Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Nineveh, and Saladin.

Although the officials were not identified, observers believe the sacked governors of Kirkuk and Nineveh, Najmaldin Karim and Nawfal Hamadi, may be among them.

Karim was sacked as governor of Kirkuk following the October 16, 2017 events when Iraqi forces seized the oil-rich province from Kurdish forces. He was removed largely for his support for Kurdistan’s independence referendum and for hoisting the Kurdish flag over Kirkuk’s public buildings.

Previously, an investigative court has issued an arrest warrant for Karim for corruption.

In May of this year, Karim was held by Interpol in Leb for several days at the request of Iraqi authorities, but he was eventually released after senior Kurdish officials intervened.

As for Nawfal Hamadi, the ousted governor of Nineveh, an arrest warrant for corruption was issued against him in March this year.

He stands accused of corruption and negligence after millions of dollars designated for the reconstruction of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and Nineveh was found to have been kept in private bank accounts. Calls for his removal grew in the aftermath of the Mosul ferry disaster, which killed around 100 people.

Since taking power in October 2018, Abdul-Mahdi has said his government’s priority is to clamp down on corruption. Critics say he has moved too slowly, however. Now the PM in under mounting pressure to deliver results ‐ and not just a few token scalps.

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Iraq government is responsible for protester deaths: Sistani
[RUDAW.NET] The Iraqi government is responsible for the deaths of protesters in a "dangerous escalation of violence" in recent demonstrations, even if rogue security elements were the ones pulling the trigger, Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the country’s highest Shiite religious authority, said in a statement on Friday after the government officially denied ordering the killings.

One hundred and three protesters and security force members were killed and 4,035 people were maimed in festivities during six days of nationwide protests over corruption, lack of government services, unemployment, and nepotism.

The government denied ordering security forces to shoot protesters, but, in another blow to the beleaguered administration of Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, Sistani said he would hold the government responsible.

"The government and its security forces are responsible for the abundance of blood spilled in the protests of the last days, whether be it from innocent civilians or security forces tasked to deal with it, and it [the government] cannot escape from assuming this huge responsibility," Sistani said in a Friday public sermon read by his representative Sheikh Abdulmahdi al-Karbalai.

If security forces use "excessive force," the government is still "responsible" because these security members are undisciplined, disobey orders, and are unqualified to deal with mass protests, asserted Sistani.

"It [the government] is responsible when armed individuals outside the law, in front of security forces, target protesters and snipe them, and assault certain media outlets to strike fear in those who work there," said the holy man.

Sistani demanded the government investigate the shootings and make public the names of officers who shot protesters or gave shoot-to-kill orders. These individuals must be brought to justice "within a limited period, like two weeks," he added.

Holding to account those who opened fire on protesters will demonstrate the government’s seriousness "and its true intention in undertaking wide steps for real reform," Sistani said.

Iraq’s judiciary has said it will take legal measures against those found responsible for the deaths of protesters.

Abdul-Mahdi announced plans to increase welfare programs, provide more jobs, and fight corruption in an effort to meet the demands of protesters.

The protests have waned, but there are expectations they will pick up again after next weekend’s Shiite Arbaeen pilgrimage, which commemorates the death of the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. Last year, nearly 2 million Iranian pilgrims visited Iraq’s holy sites for the event.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
After 18 months of conflict, some Gazans dare to question Hamas border protests
[IsraelTimes] Strip’s terrorist rulers face rare criticism as residents grow wary of violent Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,-led mass ’March of Return’ rallies that have left hundreds dead or maimed in face-off with IDF.

Ahmed Abu Artima was one of the founders of the "Great March of Return," the weekly protests along Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
’s frontier with Israel meant to draw attention to the plight of the territory’s two million people. But these days, he mostly avoids the demonstrations.
Continued on Page 49
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish operation in Syria threatens to revive Daesh: Putin
[PRESSTV] Russian President Vladimir Putin
...President-for-Life of Russia. He gets along well with other presidents for life. He is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substance. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to him. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead from poisoning by polonium or other interesting substances...
has warned that the Ottoman Turkish military incursion into northeastern Syria could lead to the revival of the ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
terrorist group in the region.

Putin issued the warning in a televised address during a visit to Turkmenistan on Friday, saying that members of the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
outfit held in northeast Syria could escape from jail as a result of the Ottoman Turkish offensive.

"I'm not sure whether the Ottoman Turkish army will be able to take this under control -- and how soon," Putin was quoted as saying by the Russia’s Interfax news agency. "This is a real threat to us."

Ottoman 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...
announced on Tuesday that his country’s military forces and the Ottoman Turkish-backed holy warriors of the so-called Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
(FSA) had launched an offensive in Syria’s northeast.
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#1  Russia blocks UN text demanding halt to Turkish op in Syria

I'm confused.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/12/2019 5:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Sell the Turks some more hardware, Pooty. Or send in some more of your own troops. You're closer to the problem.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/12/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
US to Hand Over to Iraq IS Members Evacuated from Syria
[Iraq Sun] The U.S. will hand over to Iraqi authorities nearly 50 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....
members who were transferred from Syria in recent days, two Iraqi intelligence officials said Thursday.

The officials said the IS members were expected to be handed over by Friday. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

The move comes after The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
began a military offensive into northern Syria against U.S.-backed Kurdish-led fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces who are holding more than 10,000 IS members. Those include some 2,000 foreigners, including about 800 Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
ans.

It wasn't immediately clear why the 50 IS fighters would be transferred to Iraq, but the group's self-declared caliphate once sprawled across a large part of both Iraq and Syria. Since the IS was defeated earlier this year, Iraq has held IS captives in secure prisons and tried IS turbans in court, including some French foreign nationals.

Before the Ottoman Turkish assault began, there were already fears that Kurdish-led forces could divert forces from guarding IS prisoners or might not be able to secure them at a time when IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made a point of calling on followers to free captured fighters. There are over two dozen detention facilities in northeastern Syria.

After the Ottoman Turkish offensive began, concerns that some facilities may be struck in the fighting or abandoned by guards heightened fears the prisoners would not remain secured.

President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
said Wednesday that some of the "most dangerous" IS members had been moved, but he provided no details.
I can say no more!
Trump said before the assault began that Turkey would be responsible for all IS fighters in the area, though it wasn't clear how that would be implemented.

U.S. officials said Wednesday that two British turbans believed to be part of an IS group that beheaded hostages and was known as "The Beatles'' were moved out of a detention center in Syria and taken into U.S. custody.

It wasn't clear whether they were among the 50 prisoners the Iraqi intelligence officials said were being transferred to Iraq.

The two men, El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey, along with other British jihadis, allegedly made up the IS cell nicknamed "The Beatles" by surviving captives because of their extraction, the official said.

Barr wants to bring the two men back to the U.S. to face prosecution, the official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations.

In 2014 and 2015, the turbans held more than 20 Western hostages in Syria and tortured many of them. The group beheaded seven American, British and Japanese journalists and aid workers and a group of Syrian soldiers, boasting of the butchery in videos released to the world.

Among the journalists they killed was American James Foley, who was first, followed by fellow Americans Steven Sotloff and Peter Kassig, British aid workers David Haines and Alan Henning and Japanese journalists Haruna Yukawa and Kenji Goto. The beheadings, often carried out on camera, horrified the world soon after IS took over much of Iraq and Syria in 2014.

The two British men were captured in January last year in eastern Syria by the Kurdish forces amid the collapse of IS. Their detention set off a debate in the U.S. and Europe over how to prosecute their citizens who joined IS.

Posted by: Fred || 10/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Barr wants to bring the two men back to the U.S. to face prosecution

Maybe he's a fan of the real Beatles and just wants to wave a gavel in their faces.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/12/2019 4:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Put them on a plain, tie them in, have the pilots jump, shoot down. Claim it was S-400 test by Turkey. Problem solved.
Posted by: Charles || 10/12/2019 4:34 Comments || Top||

#3  An Iraqi jail should be exhilarating for these assholes
Posted by: Frank G || 10/12/2019 7:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Especially after population finds out they were evacuated because they are turncoats...
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/12/2019 10:14 Comments || Top||



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