Never thought I'd see this day. Shit, the taliban never thought they'd see this day.
[OpIndia] The reputation of the New York Times has been falling fast in recent years due to its questionable editorial standards. The liberal bias of the newspaper has led to a situation where it has sacrificed objective reporting of events for brownie points in liberal circles. The falling standards of the ’failing’ New York Times were once again on display when they provided a platform to an Islamic Terrorist from the Taliban.
In the opinion-editorial, the terrorist who happens to be the deputy leader of the Taliban proceeded to whitewash the crimes of his brethren and say laughable things such as "I am convinced that the killing and the maiming must stop." The terrorist also said, "Our negotiation team, led by my colleagues Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar and Sher Mohammed Abas Stanekzai, has worked tirelessly for the past 18 months with the American negotiators to make an agreement possible."
Sirajuddin Haqqani stated, "We stuck with the talks despite recurring disquiet and upset within our ranks over the intensified bombing campaign against our villages by the United States and the flip-flopping and ever-moving goal posts of the American side." In the oped, Haqqani also claimed that they were "forced to defend" against the USA and its allies does not mention the legitimacy of the Afghan government.
Haqqani is the leader of the Pakistan-based Haqqani Network comprised of fighters affiliated with al-Qaeda. He is wanted by the FBI and the United Nations for being "actively involved in the planning and execution of attacks" against US troops. He is also wanted in connection with a 2008 terrorist attack on a hotel in Kabul and an assassination attempt against Afghanistan’s president. The US announced a bounty of up to $10 million for information leading to his arrest.
The NYT appears to be ever willing to go to any length in order to oppose Donald Trump, the President of the US, and providing a platform to the Taliban to run their propaganda appears to be one an instance of it. The NYT’s conduct is in sync with that of the western press at large. For instance, the Washington Post described ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as an "austere religious scholar" after he was neutralized by US forces on the orders of Donald Trump.
Bloomberg News, owned by presidential aspirant Michael Bloomberg, glorified al-Baghdadi by describing him as someone who came from a small village and then achieved great success against all odds. The Western press’ glorification of terrorists and terrorism is something India encounters on a daily basis. They go to great lengths to whitewash the Jihad in Kashmir and call it a ’freedom struggle’. It’s only now that the people in the West are realizing the extent of the moral depravity of its mainstream media.
Pravda by the Hudson. We are at war. S.J.Res.23 -
SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES.
(a) In General.--That the President is authorized to use all necessary and appropriate force against those nations, organizations, or persons he determines planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, or harbored such organizations or persons, in order to prevent any future acts of international terrorism against the United States by such nations, organizations or persons.
Only need two witnesses (not necessarily the entire circulation) to adjudge treason during time of war.
[ToloNews] Abdul Jalil Sadiq, head of Mine Action Coordination, in the west of Afghanistan, said that more than 110 civilians have been killed and at least 130 others have been maimed over the past year due to mines and other kabooms originating from the Soviet invasion-era.
Sadiq said that most of the victims are children.
"In 2019 year, 241 persons were martyred and maimed due to the earth-shattering kaboom of kabooms. Five were martyred in Badghis and nine were maimed. In Farah 42 were martyred and 54 were maimed. In Ghor 22 were martyred and 16 were maimed. In Herat ...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns... 42 were martyred and 49 others were maimed," said Sadiq.
Sadiq said they have neutralized 80% of threatened areas but 20% still has mines and other kaboom.
Sadiq said they have neutralized 80% of threatened areas but 20% still has mines and other kaboom.
"252 square kilometers have been cleared of kabooms. 42 square kilometers still have mines and other kaboom," said Jalil.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shouting match, the spittle had reached unprecedented levels... Abdul Qadir, a military analyst, said that efforts by the government and mine-clearing institutions are not enough.
"1700 square kilometers have mines and other kabooms--it shows that the activity of the government and other organizations is not enough," said Abdul Qadir.
Ghulam Daud Hashimi, deputy governor of Herat province, said that security institutions and mine clearing organizations cleared the entire province of mines.
"Based on the reports given to us, all areas under threat were investigated and cleared of mines," said Hashimi.
Posted by: Fred ||
02/21/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
Meh... useless unless at least 2100 ISIS fighters are incinerated alive, their ash mixed with the cement poured for the foundation. With the promise to add at least one 'sunni fly ash' brick ever year.
Kuwait's ports authority suspends the movement of people to and from Iran until further notice because of concerns about the #coronavirus outbreak in that country, state news agency KUNA reports.https://t.co/QQnu1K9YW5
#Syria: - President Erdoğan has threatened an 'imminent' operation in Idlib if Damascus fails to withdraw behind Turkish positions - "Idlib operation only a matter of time." - Russia has warned Turkey not to attack Syrian forces.
[IsraelTimes] Judges reject appeal by al Qaeda-linked suspect accused of war crimes in Timbuktu, paving way for July court date.
International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday rejected an appeal by an alleged Islamic bully boy from Mali who argued that the charges against him were not serious enough to merit standing trial at the global court.
The decision clears the way for the trial of Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohammed Ag Mahmoud to start later this year for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Timbuktu, including torture, rape and persecution.
Prosecutors allege Al Hassan was responsible for the torture and mistreatment of the people in the ancient Sahara Desert city from April 2012 until January 2013 while it was occupied and ruled by Islamic bully boys.
Al Hassan allegedly was a key member of Ansar Dine ...a mainly Tuareg group that controlled areas of Mali's northern desert together with Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and MUJAO in early 2012... , an Islamic bully boy group with links to al-Qaeda that held power in northern Mali at the time. Prosecutors say Ansar Dine imposed a brutal regime on Timbuktu residents including public floggings, amputations and forced marriages.
At a hearing last year, the court’s Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda told judges Al Hassan was the de facto chief of the Islamic police and "played an essential and undeniable role in the system of persecution established by the gangs throughout the period of occupation of Timbuktu."
His trial is scheduled to start July 14.
Set up in 2002, the ICC is a court of last resort established to prosecute grave crimes when local authorities cannot or will not take legal action.
[JPost] ..."Any administration, Democrat or Republican, will have to work by the new realities," he said. "They will have to take the new situation into account. You can’t work based on falsehoods. Any attempt to advance a US plan that is based on falsehoods will crash due to the realities. That is what happened again and again and again. Of course, a Democratic POTUS would be a disaster, but Bibi can't say that.
..."If there’s an Israeli government that is weak on Iran, as Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid have been, then obviously we’ll be in trouble," he said. "As long as I am prime minister, Iran will not have nukes." We had two former chiefs of general staff as PM in the past: Yitzhak Rabin and Ehud Barak
..."Benny Gantz can’t form a government without relying on the support of Ayman Odeh, Ahmad Tibi and the Joint List," he said. "The numbers are just not there. With Labor and Yisrael Beytenu, he has 50 to 52 seats. If Likud doesn’t win, there will be either a fourth election or a left-wing government headed by Gantz and dependent on Ahmad Tibi and the Joint List."
...When asked how he would be able to govern while on trial, he said, "What I do in one hour my opponents can’t do in a year because they lack the orientation, the experience and the ability".
[Jpost] - The Attorney-General’s Office on Thursday ordered a criminal probe of left-wing activist Jonathan Pollack for an article he published in Haaretz, calling it incitement to terrorism and violence. It also froze a private criminal-style proceeding against Pollack by right-wing NGO Ad Kan.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blasts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plan to build thousands of new settler homes in east Jerusalem as a pre-election tactic that risks fueling further violence.https://t.co/OitR5A8gFF
[CDN] The Iranian regime officers have repeatedly summoned people to participate in the upcoming elections. The international observers’ judgment and attitudes depend on this stuff", has affirmed Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of Iran. He also believes that a strong parliament with high participation of voters is necessary to cope with the international isolation that has put the regime into a crisis.
The regime has always used elections to determine its legitimacy to the international community. However, the mid-November 2019 uprising and the brutal killing of at least 1,500 young people by the Revolutionary Guards have created a legitimacy crisis.
Posted by: Mercutio ||
02/21/2020 06:19 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
Persians love us for killing that POS - soleimani had the guns and muscle, the true power behind gov't. Persians hate the Mullahs and they hate their fake puppet politicians just a tad less. Shia islamists didn't sweep to victory, Persians protested the sham election and stayed home.
Globalists media like WaPo and DailyMail love to fellatiate some soleimani, while
NEW: Turkey has asked the US deploy Patriot batteries, US official confirms to me. The request comes after two Turkish troops were killed in regime-backed airstrikes in Syria's war-torn Idlib province on Thursday. 1st reported by Bloomberg.
• Trump told Erdogan that he would sanction regime, issue strong-worded statements but nothing on military support • Pentagon is wary to issue any support to Turkey due to last year incursion against SDF • Interagency work is being donehttps://t.co/9pw5GcZgR7
A team of IMF experts has met with Prime Minister Hassan Diab at the start of a visit to provide Lebanon with advice on how to tackle an unprecedented financial and economic crisis, Lebanese broadcasters LBC and al-Jadeed report.#HassanDiab#Lebanonhttps://t.co/FUFKpMRP0U
Lebanon’s banking association urges Lebanese President Michel Aoun to find a quick resolution of uncertainties over the country’s fast-approaching Eurobond maturities, saying falling bond prices were creating losses and piling pressure on banks.https://t.co/bCGS8WnEFH
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.