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Afghanistan: Ghani admin summons UN official over meeting with Abdullah
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Libyan Sheikhs and Elders Council: Qatar Continues to Communicate with Terrorist Groups
[ALMARSAD.CO] The spokesperson for the Supreme Council of Libyan Sheikhs and Elders, Abu Bakr Suleiman Mardamah said that Libyans support the Libyan National Army (LNA), led by Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all. Actually, he is, but slowly...
, to fight terrorism and Ottoman Turkish invasion of Libya.

[Libyan, 13 March 2020] ‐ Abu Bakr Suleiman Mardamah, a notable figure of the Tebu in the western region, told al-Ain news website that the action was taken by the Council regarding suing Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
for committing war crimes in Libya is not just talk because the Council has already begun following necessary procedures to sue these countries officially.

He noted that the Libyans have declared the call for Jihad not to fight against other Libyans but to fight Ottoman occupation. He stressed that all the Libyan tribal members have been fighting in various axis under the umbrella of the LNA to confront the Ottoman occupation that tried to break the bonds among the Libyans and spread conflict across the country.

"Libyans in the Mosaed crossing in the east, at Las Jdir in the west, at Tamsah and Kaftah in the southeast, and at Tajirai and Qatron in the southeast are backing the Armed Forces in its war against terrorism," he added.

Mardamah pointed out that Libya does not embrace turbans who are loyal to Turkey, yet they exist mainly in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, the capital, and in the surrounding districts which are still under the control of the militias of the Government of the National Accord (GNA) headed by Fayez al-Sarraj. "All Libyans reject them," he added.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Qatar (MB)

#1  Interesting. Shaykh Mardamah is a Tebu, and the Tebu (Tubu,Toubou, etc.) homeland is the Borkou-Ennedi=Tibesti region of northernmost Chad. They served as King Idris' bodyguard, and were attacked by Qadafi in his endless war on Chad. The Tebu seemingly had little love for the LNA and made present day Fezzan of south Libya a battleground. One wonders how much influence Mardamah has over Tebu warriors.
Posted by: b || 03/14/2020 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2  You are ever a font of information, b. What did Moammar Khadaffy have against Chad?
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/14/2020 12:59 Comments || Top||

#3  A: the Tubu of northern Chad blocked Qadafi's incorporation of the so-called Aozou Strip. They blocked the creation of a Greater Libya that would have stretched from the Med to Lake Chad and beyond. He also held it against the Tubu that they served as bodyguards to King Idris and did so to the end, blowing away many Libyans before retreating to the Bourkou-Ennedi-Tibesti. Later, they soundly defeated Qadafi's Arab Legion in a series of battles inside Chad.
Posted by: b || 03/14/2020 14:42 Comments || Top||

#4  ^ Thanks
Posted by: Frank G || 03/14/2020 16:42 Comments || Top||

Bashagha: We Defend Libya and Tripoli for a Civil and Democratic Country
[ALMARSAD.CO] The Minister of Interior of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Fathi Bashagha, said that the GNA defends Libya and the capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
for a civil democratic state that guarantees human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
and the rule of law.

[Libya, 13 March 2020] ‐ Fathi Bashagha held talks in London on Thursday with senior British officials over reform in the Libyan security sector. In a speech given before the British Parliament, according to the GNA’s Ministry of Interior’s media office, the boycotting House of Representative member from Misrata, Bashagha, added that "the Government of National Accord (GNA) defends Libya in general, and the capital Tripoli in particular, for a civil, democratic state that guarantees human rights and the rule of law, for which the deaders sacrificed and are still sacrificing to defeat the aggression launched by Haftar and his militia on the capital, Tripoli."

He also lauded the role played by the United Kingdom in its support for the GNA in the war against the ISIS terrorist organization in Sirte in 2016 and the liberation of the city. He expressed the GNA’s willingness to maintain joint security cooperation and coordination between the two countries.

Bashagha stressed the need to strengthen bilateral relations between Libya and the United Kingdom, especially in the areas of security and trade, in order to serve the interests of both countries. He expressed his hope for a greater role by the UK and the other allies of the GNA in order to help build, stabilise and ensure a free future for all Libyans.

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  October 7, 2018 TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya’s U.N.-backed Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj reshuffled cabinet posts in a move to broaden his support nationwide and bolster security in the capital after weeks of clashes. Tripoli has been hit by fighting between rival armed groups... In the reshuffle, Serraj appointed Fathi Ali Bashagha as interior minister. He comes from the western city of Misrata and is close to its armed groups, some of which took part in the Tripoli clashes.
Posted by: b || 03/14/2020 9:20 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Lawmakers Grill Army Officer Over Lack Of Missile Defenses In Iraq After Fatal Rocket Attack
[TheDrive] The discussion centered on Israel's Iron Dome system, but reflects broader frustrations after months of rocket attacks from Iranian-backed militias.

Members of Congress and a senior U.S. Army officer had a testy exchange on Capitol Hill today over the lack of air and missile defenses in Iraq in the wake of a rocket attack that killed two American troops and one British service member at Taji Air Base yesterday. Legislators were particularly interested in why the U.S. Army has not yet deployed its recently acquired Israeli-made Iron Dome systems, which are combat-proven against exactly these types of threats. The tense discussion also came amid reports that none of the rockets fired at Taji were shot down, even though the U.S. military says it is now in the process of bringing air and missile defense systems into the country.

Congressmen Doug Lamborn and John Garamendi, a Republican from Colorado and a Democrat from California, respectively, grilled U.S. Army Lieutenant General Daniel Karbler, head of U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, about Iron Dome and the attack on Taji at a hearing on Mar. 12, 2020. Earlier in the day, U.S. Marine Corps General Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), had told reporters that Iranian-backed militias in Iraq were very likely responsible for firing the rockets at Taji, which also wounded at least a dozen other personnel belonging the U.S.-led coalition at the base. U.S. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper has also blamed at Iran and its regional proxies.

Beyond Iron Dome, Garamendi's comments, in particular, reflect a growing frustration on part of Congress, as well as the general public, regarding the apparent (no shit) lack of defenses available to counter the immediate threat of both rockets and ballistic missiles that U.S. forces in the Middle East, especially Iraq, face right now. Rocket attacks, similar to the one aimed at Taji yesterday, have been occurring regularly at a number of bases that American troops use in that country, as well as the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, for months now.

Politico has reported that no existing U.S. air defenses at Taji shot down any of the incoming rockets in this latest attack and its not even clear if there were any such systems in place at all.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6579 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Lt general already has a post-retirement job with Raytheon lined up?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:27 Comments || Top||

#2  um because Congress would rather spend money on transgender self-empowerment uplift (running out of buzzwords here - somebody help me)
Posted by: Mercutio || 03/14/2020 8:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Absolutely. I'm sure mandatory EO/EEO and Constitution training was being knocked out while preparing for an inspection.
Posted by: Clem || 03/14/2020 10:38 Comments || Top||

#4  I thought the dem position is that Missile defense is impossible.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 03/14/2020 12:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Have we nothing we could use now!?
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/14/2020 20:44 Comments || Top||

Pakistani F-16 fighter makes a manoeuvre before crashing during a rehearsal ahead of Pakistan Day military parade in Islamabad
[PUBLISH.TWITTER] Oh, that worked well.
"Next, practice auguring into the ground. Perfect"
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6553 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  PAF Wing Commander Nauman Akram of the Griffins squadron entered the half loop of the Split -S manouevre at an unsafe altitude. He was unable to pull up and may have even passed out due to extreme g forces.
Posted by: John Frum || 03/14/2020 8:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Reminds of the press hysteria about all the scary, scary weapons some 3rd world s-hole has. Having is orders of magnitude away from weaponizing, or in some loud and smokey cases even making them work.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/14/2020 9:41 Comments || Top||

#3  "Here, hold my beer."
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 11:45 Comments || Top||

#4  Islamabad during the rehearsal is a freaky place. The Paks are extremely serious about the practice itself.
Despite a general obvious well displayed air of half assedness. Not worth going into, did not enjoy . Thinking WTF these clowns have nukes.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/14/2020 20:52 Comments || Top||

#5  From the bottom end of the experience/expertise spectrum... lacking a light, consistent hand (not to mention talent and diligence), my compensating simming gimmick used to be the well-placed and timed split-S. Indecently fun luring an unwary pursuer to their doom. Sad way to go IRL.
Posted by: Titus Lumplump5936 || 03/14/2020 23:52 Comments || Top||

U.S. in Iraq: We reserve the right to defend our forces whenever they are attacked or threatened
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Olde Tyme Religion
UAE Cleric Waseem Yousef: Muslim Refugees In The West Are Obligated To Integrate, Coexist
[MEMRI.ORG] On January 18, 2020, a Syrian woman named Umm Muhammad called in to a show on Abu Dhabi TV (UAE) hosted by Jordanian-born UAE Islamic scholar Sheikh Waseem Yusef.

She said that she is a refugee in Norway along with her family, and that she sends her six children to public schools in Norway, where they are being taught about Judaism, Christianity, atheism, and other non-Islamic religions. She said that the curriculum includes a visit to a church during the holidays, and she asked what she should do to prevent her children from leaving Islam.

Sheikh Yusef responded that she should raise her children as Moslems and that she should teach them to integrate and coexist with members of other religions.

Harshly criticizing Moslems who believe that saying "Merry Christmas" or "Happy New Year" to non-Moslems is heresy, Sheikh Yusef elaborated that since Norway is welcoming Umm Muhammad's family as refugees and providing them with education, healthcare, housing, protection, and financial support, her family is obligated to be grateful and to integrate and live in brotherly coexistence with the Christians and Jews who are welcoming them.

He argued that the Moslems are the real infidels because they allowed sectarianism to destroy countries such as Syria in the name of God, and he instructed Umm Muhammad to not sow the seeds of sectarianism in the very country that is keeping her safe and providing for her family.

Sheikh Yusef also said that Umm Muhammad should view the non-Moslems in Norway as her friends, compatriots, and brothers. He added: "Heresy is denying the grace you have been given."
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#1  No! They're obliged to stay in Dar.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:35 Comments || Top||

#2  He needs armed security
Posted by: Frank G || 03/14/2020 6:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Waseem Yusef didn't kill himself.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/14/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

Official #Iran ministry of health numbers now put #CoronaOutbreak at over 11,000 infected & 514 fatalities
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6510 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Allan hates you!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:29 Comments || Top||

Khamenei Calls Coronavirus 'Possible Biological Attack', Asks Guards To Contain It
[EN.RADIOFARDA] Just days after reportedly designating President Hassan Rouhani
...Iran's moderate president, which he is, relative to his predecessor, which doesn't mean he's anything but a puppet of the nearest holy man...
to head the fight against coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
, the Islamic Theocratic Republic Supreme Leader has called on the country's Armed Forces to help contain the epidemic.

In an "edict" to the Chairman of the Chiefs of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Baqeri, Ali Khamenei
...the very aged actual dictator of Iran, successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini...
has emphasized on the need for setting a "health and treatment headquarters" to prevent further spread of the killer Covid-19 across the country.

Mohammad Baqeri is an Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General, directly appointed by Khamenei.

Furthermore, joining voices with the IRGC Chief Commander, Major General Hossein Salami, the 80-year-old holy man has implicitly described novel coronavirus epidemic as an American "biological attack."

"Since there is speculation that this incident might be a 'biological attack,' this measure could also be some form of biological defense drill, which would add to national power and strength," Khamenei said.

Salami had speculated on March 5 that the global coronavirus outbreak might be a "U.S. biological warfare attack on China."

Khamenei's decision is an apparent blow to Rouhani's authority as the head of the government.

...back at the dirigible, the pilot and the copilot had both hit the silk.

Jack! Cynthia exclaimed. Do you know how to drive one of these things?

Jack wiped some of the blood from his knuckles.

No, he said. Do you?...

in his letter addressed to the Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, Khamenei said he wants the military to work closely with Iran's Ministry of Health and establish a headquarters for countering Covid-19.
I'd suggest Qom

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6555 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I support this. Get the military and Ministry of health to work closely together. Maybe they can share a desk. Can we add some religious leaders?
Posted by: Beau || 03/14/2020 1:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Problems with the Silk Road ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/14/2020 3:57 Comments || Top||

#3  I may not have the reflexes that I had once, but I'm going to need some kind of warning. I was already laughing at the headline when I came across MAJ GEN Salami. I guess their next move is to bring up the mailed fist of Iranian might, COL Gabagul.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/14/2020 9:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Guards! Arrest that Virus!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/14/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Behead that virus!
Posted by: gorb || 03/14/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#6  A military whose hand salute for senior leaders looks like repetitive cases of acid reflux cannot be well led.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/14/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#7  Not the Bee !?! Seriously?
Posted by: magpie || 03/14/2020 14:45 Comments || Top||

#8  "...General Salami is reported to have said, 'Baloney'! "

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 03/14/2020 16:02 Comments || Top||

#9  We're working on it real hard, but the oil of violets keeps wearing off, and supplies are low.
Posted by: KBK || 03/14/2020 19:27 Comments || Top||

#10  #2 Problems with the Silk Road ?
Posted by Besoeker

Wonderful summation.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/14/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

UN's Guterres Calls On Countries To Help Iran Fight Coronavirus Epidemic
[EN.RADIOFARDA] The United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
has said he is "deeply concerned" about the outbreak of novel coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
in 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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and promises U.N.’s support.

Furthermore, he has called on the member states and international organizations to support the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran's efforts in countering coronavirus outbreak.

A front man for the U.N. Secretary-General, Stephane Dujarric, cited the remarks late Thursday in response to the Islamic Theocratic Republic Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
...Persian foreign minister, Mouthpiece of Mullahs, good friend of John Kerry and similar exemplars of Merkin values...
's letter to Guterres.

"We have received a copy of Zarif's letter," he said, noting that U.N. chief is deeply concerned about the spread of coronavirus in Iran, as Iran is one of the countries severely affected by the virus.

Hours earlier, in a letter to Guterres, Zarif had called for lifting Washington's sanctions imposed on Tehran that he described as a "campaign of economic terrorism."

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6536 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  How about a few bottles of essential oil and some enema kits for their leaders?
Posted by: gorb || 03/14/2020 3:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Former FBI agent Robert Alan Levinson to the white courtesy phone please. Mr. Robert Levinson. Paging Mr. Levinson.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/14/2020 3:13 Comments || Top||

#3  First off, Tony, you gotta go there in person to meet with their leaders.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Hahahahahahahahaha...no
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 03/14/2020 9:14 Comments || Top||

#5  Sorry, but in the next world you’re on your own. Talk to your Chicom clients and handlers. They have gifts for you that keep on giving.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/14/2020 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Eat more monkeys.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#7  The Iranian regime seems to have plenty of funds to cause mayhem and misery throughout the region. With this in mind they might be advised to reorder their priorities.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 03/14/2020 15:07 Comments || Top||

#8  We'll need 444 days or so to respond to you... don't worry, be happy.
Posted by: magpie || 03/14/2020 17:54 Comments || Top||

#9  OK, now that's a LEGIT Snark O' The Day
Posted by: Frank G || 03/14/2020 18:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Send Lurch Kerry, Obama. I'll pay for the tickets.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/14/2020 20:54 Comments || Top||

Minister of Health: Thank God, the Syrian Arab Army has cleared many of the germs on the soil of Syria
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6511 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Prolly all the chlorine everyone was splashing about trying to fake chemical attacks.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/14/2020 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  "Our glorious Army confirms
Surrender, on firmest of terms,
And murder of many,"
Smirks Syrian Henny,
"Of you, lucky ladies and germs!"
Posted by: Titus Lumplump5936 || 03/14/2020 23:57 Comments || Top||

Nasrallah: One sentence regarding regional issues -- we must condemn the American aggression that occurred last night, against Iraqi army, police, and PMF positions
Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

Terror Networks
ISIS issues tips on how jihadists can avoid getting coronavirus
[NYPOST] ISIS has jumped into the coronavirus
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
fray as it issued a list of recommendations to its jihadists about how to ward off the evil bug, according to a report.

The latest issue of the group’s news outlet al-Naba instructs the snuffies on the front lines to "stay away from sick people," "wash your hands before eating" and to "avoid travel to the affected areas," the Daily Mail reported.

A religious decree also tells them to "put your faith in God and seek refuge from him" ‐ adding that "illnesses do not strike by themselves but by the command and decree of God."

Posted by: Fred || 03/14/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6526 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  What about essential oils?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 03/14/2020 3:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Get a lead supplement.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/14/2020 11:56 Comments || Top||

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Sat 2020-03-14
  Violence by Taliban Spikes Despite Peace Efforts
Fri 2020-03-13
  Sudan moves against Bashir loyalists after assassination attempt
Thu 2020-03-12
  4 Iranian proxy forces HQ hit in airstrikes along Iraq-Syria border
Wed 2020-03-11
  Rocket attack in Iraq kills two Americans and a British citizen
Tue 2020-03-10
  US begins military pullout from two Afghan bases
Mon 2020-03-09
  Turks Use Drones in Tear Gas Attacks on Greek Border Guards
Sun 2020-03-08
  Leb defaults
Sat 2020-03-07
  Saudis reportedly detain three royal princes over ‘coup plot’
Fri 2020-03-06
  Tunis: suicide bomber explodes near U.S. embassy
Thu 2020-03-05
  Russia sends reinforcements through the Bosporus
Wed 2020-03-04
  4 L-39's and 18 Su-24's left in Syrian Airforce
Tue 2020-03-03
  Taliban Orders Resumed Attacks on Govt Forces
Mon 2020-03-02
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