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-Land of the Free
Soros-Linked Group Targets Local Sheriffs And DAs To Thwart Immigration Enforcement
This where the rubber meets the road.

Hurdurring about Muh Prinzupuulz all the livelong day won't matter a bit when the Left gets full control of what the Soviets called "the organs".

But I'm sure all those folks heading here from Guat and El Salvador, etc. are all well-versed in Burke and Locke and Madison and von Mises.

So it's all good!

[ConservativeReview] A left-wing criminal justice advocacy group with ties to George Soros is targeting nearly 500 prosecutor and sheriff elections across America in 2019 to install leftist local officials who will be soft on crime and refuse to cooperate with U.S. immigration enforcement.

The Appeal: Political Report has published a list of elections, filing deadlines, and voting dates to raise awareness for local elections for positions that are “responsible for setting a wide range of policies that impact detention conditions, incarceration rates, cooperation with ICE, and more.” The group is drawing special attention to populous counties where local elected officials will decide whether to participate in Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s 287(g) program, a Trump administration initiative to partner state and local law enforcement with ICE to enforce immigration law and deport illegal aliens.

The Appeal: Political Report is a publication of the Justice Collaborative, a project of Tides Advocacy, which is an affiliate of the Soros-funded Tides Foundation. The Tides Foundation has supported numerous left-wing criminal justice reform initiatives, including restoring voting rights to convicted felons in Virginia. These left-wing dark money groups support sanctuary city policies and want to elect local officials who will terminate contracts with ICE.

“These elections could expand the successes achieved in 2017 and 2018 by organizers looking to transform the criminal justice system and law enforcement practices,” editor Daniel Nichanian writes for The Appeal: Political Report.

“As of November, 78 jurisdictions had 287(g) contracts with ICE, a partnership that deputizes local law enforcement to act like federal immigrants agents. Three have since quit as a result of the 2018 elections. Will more follow after 2019?” he asks.

More following is the goal. In addition to this group, progressive billionaire George Soros has been financially backing left-wing local candidates across America to radically change local criminal justice policy. Michele Hanisee, president of the Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, recounted in an article how Soros-backed district attorney candidates “have engaged in wholesale purges” of law enforcement personnel to “change the culture” of local law enforcement departments to fit Soros’ anti-incarceration agenda.

The consequences of these soft-on-crime, illegal immigrant-tolerant policies can be deadly. In King County, Washington, an illegal immigrant alleged gang murderer was held in police custody four times without being turned over for deportation because local officials ignored ICE detainers. This same sanctuary county released a criminal alien accused of stabbing a man in front of his son. In Maryland, Montgomery County has become notorious for releasing accused sex offenders with ICE detainers instead of cooperating with ICE and turning these individuals over for deportation.

The Left is taking these local elections seriously. They understand the power district attorneys and sheriffs have in determining policy and assisting or thwarting President Trump’s immigration enforcement agencies. If conservatives want to see the rule of law maintained and criminal illegal aliens kept off the streets, we need to take these local elections seriously too.
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#1  "Will no one rid me of this turbulent priest ex-Nazi?
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#2  Soros backed DAs.
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#3  Shitshow Part 144
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Afghanistan
Taliban Failed in Their Spring Operations: Andarabi
[ToloNews] Massoud Andarabi, acting interior minister, said Monday that the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
failed to reach their goals this year.

Speaking at a naming ceremony for the police academy, now named for slain General Abdul Raziq, Andarabi said that the Taliban’s Alfath operation was a failure.

Andarabi said that security forces stopped the Taliban from reaching its goals.

"Afghanistan security forces gave rough lessons to the Taliban this year, and the operation launched by the Taliban....did not gain any new territory but instead faced intense resistance by security forces, said Andarabi.

Farid Afzali, commander of the newly-named General Abdul Raziq academy, said that now soldiers will graduate from the school with courage and the vision of Abdul Raziq.

"By naming a police academy in the name of the martyr Abdul Raziq, I wish that the new generation of police would make Raziq their role model and we will see hundreds of new Abdul Raziqs rise in the ranks of the police," said Farid Afzali, the commander of General Abdul Raziq academy.

General Abdul Raziq died in a shooting on October 18, 2018, and the Taliban grabbed credit.

Raziq’s body was laid to rest in Kandahar City.

Gen. Abdul Momin Hassankhail, head of the provincial National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), was killed in the shootout along with Raziq.

The provincial governor, Zalmai Wesa, and the commander of Maiwand 404 police zone, were maimed in the incident.

Gen. Austin Scott Miller, Commander of US and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
Forces in Afghanistan, was close by when Reziq was killed.
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Speaker Pelosi, US Congress Delegation, Visits Kabul
[ToloNews] House Speaker Nancy San Fran Nan Pelosi
Congresswoman-for-Life from the San Francisco Bay Area, born into a family of professional politicians. On-again-off-again Speaker of the House. It's not her fault when they lose, but it's her accomplishment when they win. Noted for her heavily botoxed grimace and occasional senior... uhhh... moments...
led a bipartisan congressional visit to Afghanistan on Sunday, her office said in a statement.

Pelosi and the delegation met with President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
, and "briefly compared notes" with Secretary Mark Esper, also in Kabul.

The delegation met with General Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was a mutual defense pact directed against an expansionist Soviet Union. In later years it evolved into a mechanism for picking the American pocket while criticizing the cut of the American pants...
troops in Afghanistan, as well as top diplomats, senior Afghan government officials, and civil society leaders, the statement said.

"Our delegation received briefings from Ambassador John Bass and other top diplomats on reconciliation efforts with the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
, which has been responsible for violent attacks in Afghanistan," said Speaker Pelosi’s statement. "We also heard more about the still-pending status of results from the Afghanistan presidential election in September, which we all hope will be available soon."

The delegation, in meetings with Ghani and Abdullah, discussed security issues and improving governance and economic development with Afghanistan.

"Our delegation emphasized the central importance of combating the corruption which endangers security and undermines the Afghan people’s ability to achieve a stable and prosperous future. We underscored that the women of Afghanistan must be at the table for reconciliation talks," the statement said.

The Pelosi-led delegation met with Afghan civil society leaders and Afghan women, and concluded:

"While Afghan women have made some progress in some areas, more work is needed to ensure their security and durable economic and educational opportunities for women and girls in Afghanistan," the statement said.

The delegation also traveled to Camp Morehead to meet with Resolute Support Mission troops, and Pelosi praised the courage of US troops and diplomats on the front lines.

The US has approximately 14,000 troops in Afghanistan as part of a training and advising mission, and to conduct counterterrorism operations against murderous Moslems.

US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told the AP on Sunday that the number of US troops in Afghanistan could be reduced to 8,600‐and counterterrorist operations could be maintained‐but the reduction would have to coincide with a peace agreement.
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#1 
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Arabia
UAE frees millions in frozen funds amid warming ties, Iran says
[IsraelTimes] After US fails to confront Islamic republic for drone downing and pulls troops from Syria, Emirati MP says understanding is that ’Western countries can’t provide security’.

Amid improving relations between 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and the United Arab Emirates, the Gulf state has released $700 million of frozen funds to Tehran in recent days, an Iranian MP said Sunday.
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The Grand Turk
Erdogan accuses the West of 'standing by terrorists' in Syria
[DAWN] 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...
on Monday lashed out at Western states, accusing them of "standing by terrorists" in failing to support The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
's operation against Syrian Kurdish fighters.

"Can you imagine the whole West stood by the bully boyz and all attacked us including NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
member states and Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union countries?" Erdogan said in Istanbul.

"Since when did you start to side with terror? Did PYD-YPG (Syrian Kurdish forces) join NATO and we do not know about it?" he asked.

Ankara says the YPG is a "terrorist" offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has been waging an insurgency inside Turkey since 1984.

The PKK is blacklisted as a terror group by Ankara, the United States and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
.

Ankara's military action against Kurdish forces who played a key role in the fight against the bully boy 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....
(IS) group has drawn widespread international criticism and prompted some NATO countries to suspend new arms sales.

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Wary foes Turkey and Syria hold covert contacts to avoid conflict
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
is holding covert contacts with Syria's government to avert direct conflict in northeast Syria where both sides have deployed their armies, Ottoman Turkish officials say, despite Ankara's long-standing hostility to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
One of the last of the old-fashioned hereditary iron-fisted fascist dictators...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan backs rebels who fought to topple Assad during Syria's eight-year civil war. He described Assad as a terrorist and called for him to be driven from power, something which earlier in the war appeared possible.
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Turkey wants Erbil, Baghdad to collaborate on new border gate: Ambassador
[Rudaw] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
is keen to make progress on its long-desired second border crossing with Iraq in order to increase trade, Ankara’s ambassador to Baghdad told Rudaw in an interview.

The only official land border gate between Turkey and Iraq is at Ibrahim Khalil, in the Kurdistan Region near Duhok province’s Zakho and Turkey’s Sirnak. Ambassador Fatih Yildiz envisions a trade boost, including in Iraqi oil, if a new crossing is established.

"One border crossing with Iraq is not enough," Yildiz told Rudaw’s Rebaz Ali. Erbil and Baghdad have considered developing the Ibrahim Khalil gate, "but we need another border crossing as well," he said.

Baghdad has several times expressed the desire for a direct land link to Turkey, primarily to export oil. The issue has returned to the forefront as the Iraqi government looks for an alternate route for its oil exports apart from the problematic Strait of Hormuz.

Yildiz explained that talks between Baghdad and Ankara on the subject are positive. "Talks are ongoing with Iraq about the new border crossing, but it is very important for both Erbil and Baghdad to work together to open the new border crossing," he said.

The proposed new border crossing would also be located in Duhok province, according to Yildiz. The entire frontier between Iraq and Turkey lies within Kurdistan Region territory, putting control into the hands of the regional government.

In a meeting with Kadhim al-Aqaabi, chairman of the Iraqi Border Access Authority, on Monday, Yildiz stressed the importance of Baghdad and Erbil reaching a consensus on a second border crossing.

Trade between Iraq and Turkey suffered a setback during the war against the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
), totaling $16 billion in 2013, but has started to bounce back with the territorial defeat of the terror group.

In 2018, "Our trade with Iraq was $13 billion and we aim to increase our trading with Iraq," Yildiz said in the interview.

"Turkey is exporting 3,000 different products into Iraq," Yildiz confirmed. This is despite a ban from Baghdad on some imports. Iraq has banned imports of many agricultural products including eggs and chickens in order to support and protect domestic food production.

In January, Iraqi President Barham Salih visited Ankara and met with his Ottoman Turkish counterpart 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...
who said he wanted to see trade increase to $20 billion.

Turkey is also an important trading partner for the Kurdistan Region, which relies on its neighbour for trade, investment, and oil sales. Like Iraq, the Kurdistan Region’s economy is weighted heavily in favor of foreign imports of food and consumer goods, paid for with oil wealth.
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India-Pakistan
Cabinet approves summary to ban JUI-F's ‘militant wing’
[DAWN] The federal cabinet on Monday approved a summary seeking a ban on the "militant wing" of the Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
-Fazl (JUI-F), sources in the cabinet division said.

According to the sources, the summary, moved by the interior ministry, was approved through circulation just a day ahead of a cabinet meeting. The government took the measure to avoid a discussion on the matter in the cabinet, the sources added.

Under the Rules of Business, 1973, a summary is sent to cabinet members who sign the copy to give their approval, but under this circulation method, the summary is also deemed approved after a stipulated period of time even if the cabinet members haven't signed it.

Last week, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had said that the federal cabinet would take up the matter in its next meeting.

The interior ministry in its summary sent to the cabinet had said: "Various source reports shared by our intelligence agencies and provincial governments with the Ministry of Interior [have] revealed that the JUI-F has established a krazed killer wing, a private militia/Razakar force named ’Ansar-ul-Islam’ to provide security to marchers for the Azadi March scheduled for October 27, 2019 and proposed sit-in in Islamabad from October 31, 2019."

According to the summary, a copy of which is available with Dawn, Ansar-ul-Islam is capable of functioning as a military organization, which is a violation of Article 256 of the Constitution.

The ministry said Ansar-ul-Islam was organised, trained and equipped and it was capable of being used to display physical force in promoting Azadi March and objectives of the JUI-F.

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Capt Safdar arrested by Punjab police
[DAWN] The Pakistain Moslem League-Nawaz said on Monday that retired captain Mohammad Safdar, son-in-law of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif
...served two three non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
, was arrested by Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

police late on Monday night.

According to PML-N front man Marriyum Aurangzeb, Mohammad Safdar was arrested on a charge of "hate speech".

He was arrested on the motorway while he was returning to Lahore from Bhera.

Police had started the paperwork but haven't done much else against him on Oct 11 for speaking against state institutions.

Ms Aurangzeb, condemning the arrest, said the "fascist
...anybody you disagree with, damn them...
government" of 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...
had stooped too low to suppress the voice of the opposition. "First Imran Khan should be arrested for making a series of hate speeches," the PML-N leader added.

She said the government was losing its nerves with the approach of "Azadi march".'

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Pakistan to implement FATF action plan by February: Hafeez
[DAWN] Pakistain is committed to fully implementing its action plan to counter money laundering and terrorist financing by February next year and there’s no disagreement among various governments’ institutions on this matter, says Financial Adviser Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.
"We're gonna do it, you betcha! Pinkie swear!"
A global watchdog for money laundering and terrorist financing ‐ the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ‐ gave Pakistain a four-month lifeline on Friday, urging Islamabad to fulfil its commitments by February 2020.

Speaking to the US-based Pak media on Sunday evening, Mr Sheikh also highlighted the government’s efforts to revive the national economy.

"Basically, all government institutions are on the same page on this issue. We will take the decisions that we need to fight money laundering and terrorist financing," said the adviser while responding to a question about the FATF deadline.

FATF also warned Pakistain that failing to fulfil its commitments to this international monitoring agency could put the country back on a list of jurisdictions branded as uncooperative and tax havens for terror funding.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Fix the West Bank fence, local leaders urge Netanyahu
[Ynet] Heads of regional councils plead with PM to repair breaches in West Bank security barrier, warning it is no longer effective in preventing terror attacks, say appeals to the military have gone unanswered.

The heads of local municipalities in the center and north are pleading with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to tackle a real threat to citizens living close to the West Bank security barrier after multiple gaps in the fence were found.

The request by the heads of seven local councils says: "We are disturbed and worried about a severe security breach in our communities and against our residents, given the number and scale of the breaches in the separation fence, with infuriatingly easy crossings receiving with no answer or response from the military."

Construction on the fence began in 2002 during the wave of deadly terror attacks of the Second Intifada. The barrier, which is made of concrete in some areas and wire fencing in others, runs along the border and into the West Bank to include settlements.

The local leaders stress that while the erection of the fence initially created a sense of security, the barrier has now lost its deterrence to the extent that it is failing to prevent terrorist attacks.

The letter cites an incident in August, when a terrorist crossed the fence at Kibbutz Magal and was caught on his way to carry out an attack in the nearby city of Hadera.

"We call upon you as prime minister and defense minister to act quickly to restore peace and security to the (West Bank) border towns," the local leaders say.

Menashe Regional Council head Ilan Sadeh said: "I remember in the early 2000s when we fought for the fence to be built. The fence was erected, millions were invested and we did feel much safer afterwards

"We demand that the government close the breaches in the fence. Deploy army units to patrol up and down as they used to to keep the people safe. Why was so much money invested in this fence - because of terrorist attacks," he said.
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Palestinian Authority to block dozens of news sites affiliated with Hamas
[Ynet] The Paleostinian Authority has decided Monday to block 59 Paleostinian news sites in the West Bank, mainly those affiliated with Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", and originating in the 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...
Strip.

The Ramallah court made the decision based on the attorney general's demand that the continued publication of these sites constitutes a disturbance to security and public order and threatens public safety.

Hamas attacked the move, saying that "the Paleostinian Authority is burying its head in the sand in its attempts to prevent freedom of expression and return the national press to a dark era".
Update at 8:15 p.m. EDT: the Times of Israel has more here. This kind of thing is apparently a bit of a tradition in Mahmoud Abbas’s West Bank.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Tensions rise as Hezbollah supporters clash with Lebanese Army
[JPost] Lebanon began a sixth day of anti-government protests on Tuesday after supporters of the Hezbollah terrorist movement and the pro-Hezbollah Amal party confronted Lebanese protestors in Beirut on Monday evening.

Videos posted on social media showed motorcycles bearing the flags of Hezbollah and Amal driving through the streets of Beirut, according to Lebanese broadcaster MTV. The motorcycles were confronted by the Lebanese Army and prevented from reaching protestors. About 200 motorcycles took part in the parade, according to Al Arabiya. Military and security sources have stressed that the army will not confront protestors.

"We will not clash with the protesters and make a problem on the ground," said a security source to Asharq Al-Awsat. "If they are convinced, so be it, if they are not the roads will remain closed."

A statement by Hezbollah and another statement by Amal denied that the motorcycle parade was endorsed by either movement. During a meeting between the two movements, a statement was made supporting the "sincere" protests of the Lebanese people, but urging the government to adopt the reforms suggested by Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri.

Amal officials demanded that their supporters stop any movement in the capital, according to Al-Akhbar.
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Iraq: US troops leaving Syria have no approval to stay
[Aljazeera] US forces that crossed into Iraq as part of a pullout from northeastern Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit, Iraq's military said.

An Iraqi statement on Tuesday contradicted the Pentagon's announcement that all of the nearly 1,000 troops withdrawing from northern Syria are expected to move to western Iraq to continue the campaign against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) and "to help defend Iraq".

"All US forces that withdrew from Syria received approval to enter the Kurdish region so that they may be transported outside Iraq. There is no permission granted for these forces to stay inside Iraq," the statement said.
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#1  "In Transit." Yes thank you! South to Ali al Salem, Kuwait and then home. These sand kaffirs can fok off as well. Clean sweep, south and OUT! Handle it you bastids.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 6:27 Comments || Top||

#2  They didn't learned the last time. The way the EUSSR is going, we probably should have done the same in '46.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/22/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  "There are no American troops in Baghdad!" someone said.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/22/2019 10:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Ah'm thinkin Nancy is in Jordan setting up the bivvy ROE for a RDF.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/22/2019 15:26 Comments || Top||

#5  bivvy ROE for a RDF

Translation?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/22/2019 15:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Around here ROE means Rules of Engagement...

Iraq's military said.

How fortunate that Iraq’s military is still ruled by Iraq’s civilian government. It remains to be seen what the prime minister will decide.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/22/2019 19:49 Comments || Top||

#7  RDF = Reserve Defense Force
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/22/2019 20:30 Comments || Top||


US says it has no commitment to 100,000 (!!) Syrian SDF it trained
[Jpost] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed in an interview with CNBC that the US "completely fulfilled" its obligations to the SDF and disagreed with suggested the US had abandoned its partners.
We trained, armed, and funded a respectably sized army, of which only 10% were killed in action against an enemy they would have fought anyway?
US officials are seeking to avoid claims that they had any commitment to eastern Syria after US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
suddenly withdrew forces on October 6, an ordered that continued Monday as American vehicles exited to Iraq. This comes despite the fact that as recently as June the Pentagon claimed to have trained 100,000 "partner forces" among the Syrian Democratic Forces and sought to train up to 110,000 by this month.
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Iran Says Turkish Bases in Syria Would Be 'Unacceptable'
In which yet another player enters the game.
[AnNahar] 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 Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Monday denounced as "unacceptable" any move by The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire...
to establish military bases in Syria, saying such a step would face opposition from the Islamic republic and other countries.

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 on Friday that Turkey would set up 12 observation posts inside Syria as he warned Ankara would restart an operation against Kurdish forces across the border.

Iran's foreign ministry front man Abbas Mousavi criticised the planned move in response to a question at a news conference.

"The Turks can have any bases and can do anything on their own territory and within their borders, but if you mean... establishing Ottoman Turkish bases in Syria, this is unacceptable," Mousavi said in remarks aired on state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?

Such a step, he said, would be seen by Iran as an "aggression against the national illusory sovereignty and territorial integrity of an independent country.
*SNORT*
"Naturally it will face opposition from the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran and other countries," Mousavi added.

Iran has repeatedly called for an immediate halt to the Ottoman Turkish offensive in Syria, launched on October 9 after the United States announced it would withdraw all its troops from the area.

A US-brokered ceasefire gives Kurdish forces until Tuesday evening to withdraw from a buffer area Turkey wants to create on Syrian territory along its southern frontier.

In his remarks on Friday, Erdogan said the proposed "safe zone" would be 32 kilometres (20 miles) deep, and 444 kilometres in length, and patrolled by Turkey.

But, he said, "We have no intention to stay there. This is out of the question."
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Iran sends US list of names for its proposed prisoner swap
[IsraelTimes] FM Zarif says he hopes to hear ’good news’ soon, as Tehran angles for deal with Washington despite recent tensions.

Iran’s foreign ministry said Monday it has sent the United States a list of names it is demanding in a proposed prisoner swap, opening a potential new channel with Washington amid recent growing tensions.
you mean Hostages? How about "F No?" I know Herb would say "pay the ransom!"
Iran
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#1  How about 'give us back unharmed every U.S. prisoner you have in exchange for us not wiping out your bullshit speedboat navy'? That's the deal to expect from Trump.
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Fire at Iran oil refinery raises further suspicions of Saudi retaliation
It looks like yesterday’s Zero Hedge article is confirmed.
[MIDDLEEASTMONITOR] A fire broke out on Saturday at Iran’s Abadan oil refinery located in the southwest of the country, although state media has reported that the fire was brought under control yesterday.

"The refinery’s fire department contained the fire and prevented it from spreading to other units," state broadcaster IRIB said on its website, referring to the incident which took place in a canal carrying waste from the refinery.

Footage circulating on social media shows a huge blaze which adds fuel to speculation that it could be a possible Dire Revenge attack by 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...
over the 14 September Aramco attacks. Blamed on Tehran, the attack halved the crude output of the world’s top oil exporter. Tehran denied any involvement in the attack, with 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 of 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...
claiming responsibility. Earlier in the month, an Iranian oil tanker was set ablaze in the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi, no fatalities were reported. Tehran named the US, Israel and Saudi as the culprits behind the attack.
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#1  Fires are pretty common at refineries.
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