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It’s official: SDF declare ‘total elimination’ of ISIS caliphate
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
‘Highly Profitable Scam': Southern Poverty Law Center ‘Ripping Off Doners,' Former Staffer Says
[Daily Caller] The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a "highly profitable scam" that "never lived up to the values it espoused," according to former SPLC staffer Bob Moser.

The New Yorker on Thursday published a scathing essay from Moser, now a Rolling Stone reporter, accusing the left-wing non-profit of "ripping off donors" while turning a blind eye to sexual harassment and racial discrimination within its own ranks.

The SPLC fired co-founder Morris Dees on March 13 over unspecified conduct issues.

The SPLC announced Dees’ firing after roughly two dozen SPLC employees previously signed a letter to the organization’s leadership expressing their alarm at "allegations of mistreatment, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racism," The Los Angeles Times reported.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 05:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is it a scam if the donors are simply paying to gratify their sense of virtue or assuage their personal self inflicted guilt with profane indulgences? The real victims are not the donors. It the legion of people who are defamed, libeled, and made the focus of the donors hate.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/23/2019 6:19 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Inside President Trump's escalating war on terror in Africa
[Washington Times] Despite reports the Pentagon will pull back its presence in Africa, the Trump administration’s military campaign against a radical Islamist group in Somalia is accelerating to a record level amid allegations from leading human rights groups that the U.S. is killing civilians and perpetrating war crimes.

At a time when the Pentagon has talked of pulling back its footprint in Africa, the U.S. military has carried out 28 airstrikes so far this year against the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia, records show ‐ more than 60 percent of the total for all of last year.

If the current 2019 pace continues, the U.S. may nearly triple the number of assaults from 2018. There were just 31 strikes in 2017, according to figures compiled by the Foundation for Defense of Democracy’s (FDD) Long War Journal project.

The sharply accelerated tempo of the bombing campaign ‐ which began during the waning days of the Obama administration and has steadily ramped up since President Trump came into office ‐ raises new questions after top military officials in recent weeks said they’ll pull back the number of troops stationed across the continent.

The reduction in deployed troops, coupled with the record-setting number of airstrikes, suggests the administration is quietly pursuing a new strategy in Africa and in Somalia specifically, one that centers on using drones and manned aircraft to target terrorist groups more aggressively while avoiding the ground combat and the possibility of new American casualties.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 05:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  Pff, as if DoD is under any kind of control from the elected president.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 03/23/2019 7:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Better to fight them there than in the Twin Cities (and Congress)
Posted by: Frank G || 03/23/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Helping the chinese resource war.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/23/2019 7:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Better to fight them there than in the Twin Cities (and Congress)

But less important
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/23/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||

#5  There may be isolated exceptions, but Afri solutions for Afri problems is probably the right course of action.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||

#6  I don't know, shelling the Twin Cities is always an option.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/23/2019 12:36 Comments || Top||

#7  Skid, and snipers for congress.
Posted by: AlanC || 03/23/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
American Jews on the Brink of Civil War
[PJ] After decades of tilting left-liberal in the most conventional sense, something may be brewing among American Jewry that could result in real change, if it doesn't start an internal civil war.

The day Donald Trump announced the recognition of Israeli control of the Golan Heights is the same day it was reported that none--that's zero--- of the many 2020 Democratic Party presidential candidates would be speaking at or attending the AIPAC (America-Israel Public Affairs Committee) annual meeting later this month.

MoveOn.org had urged on them to avoid the conference, which has historically bent over backward to be welcoming to Democrats, and the candidates complied like dutiful lemmings.

The spokesman for Bernie Sanders, the one Jewish candidate (if you exempt "independent" Howard Schulz who also is not coming), said Bernie was not attending because of the prevalence of people "who oppose the two-state solution" between Israel and the Palestinians. This is an outright lie since virtually no one at AIPAC opposes the two-state solution. In fact, most of them yearn for it. But to Bernie, whose admiration of the Soviet Union is well known, such unashamed dishonesty is just more ends justifying the means. The truth is of little significance, nor is it of interest that it is the Palestinians who, if recent history is any indication, have no interest in the two-state solution. If they had had such an interest, they would have had a state of their own years ago.

Meanwhile, the same Democrat Party could not find it in itself directly to confront Rep. Ilhan Omar's overt anti-Semitism and chose to water down their condemnation in some vague pseudo-even-handed pabulum about opposing all discrimination.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 08:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

#1  COL Travis to the courtesy phone, and please bring that sword.
Posted by: Cesare || 03/23/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  I've low expectations.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/23/2019 9:58 Comments || Top||

#3  dear Jewish Democrat’s, that middle finger we are giving you signals you are number one to us, no really.
Sincerely, the DNC
PS. When can we expect your checks?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 03/23/2019 13:26 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 Thanks! It's in the mail!

-- 70% of American Jews
Posted by: charger || 03/23/2019 15:46 Comments || Top||

#5  They better be... but I ain't holding my breath.

American Jews seem to be drawn to ideologies that will have them stuffed in boxcars for some reason.

Break free, buy guns, get trained and join the sane. Please.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/23/2019 19:20 Comments || Top||


Nation's Psychiatric Wards Prepare For Influx Of Deranged Liberals Should Mueller Report Not Prove Collusion
[Babylon Bee] U.S.‐The nation's psychiatric wards are preparing themselves for an influx of deranged liberals, as Robert Mueller's official report into Russian collusion has now been filed with the attorney general.

As it now seems unlikely that the report will provide definitive proof that President Trump colluded with Russia during his 2016 campaign, psych wards and mental health facilities began bracing themselves for a wave of psychotic, disillusioned liberals to be checked in by their friends and family members.

"We haven't really had to get ourselves ready for this many patients since Kavanaugh was confirmed," said a worker at a hospital near Washington, D.C. "That was a crazy time. Of course, Trump's inauguration saw thousands upon thousands of people being checked into our facilities, and we're preparing for this to be the biggest wave of deluded, traumatized liberals yet."

"Batten down the hatches, boys---this is gonna get ugly," he said. "We're gonna need a bigger psych ward."

At publishing time, the crisis was partially postponed as liberals announced they would delay confronting the cold, hard facts of reality until Trump's second term.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 04:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Heh!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 03/23/2019 10:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Trump nationalises tears of his enemies to to pay off national debt.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/23/2019 11:36 Comments || Top||

#3  There is a suicide hotline they can call: 1-800-TRUMP2020
Posted by: gorb || 03/23/2019 16:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Whew, got that one right. 50/50.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/23/2019 17:36 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Gaza negotiations are futile; conflict is inevitable
[Ynet] The clock is ticking toward another military confrontation in Gazoo as murderous Moslems demand cash and generous economic concessions but are not willing to offer Israel any concrete guarantees regarding security and the Israelis being held hostage in the Strip.

April 10 will not only be the day following the Israeli elections, it is also the date when the last batch of Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
i money will enter Gazoo. Israel will be occupied with the formation of a government coalition while in Gazoo, the local mafia will be racking their brains trying to figure out how to continue milking more money from whomever possible.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 03/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Nickolay Mladenov is in Gazoo working to advance the construction of diesel storage containers for Gazoo’s power plant.

AKA "Targets". Riot in the dark, assholes
Posted by: Frank G || 03/23/2019 7:54 Comments || Top||


What’s Happening In Gaza?
[Jpost] Depending on who describes it, there’s an anti-Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", uprising or a Fatah-led ’conspiracy’ taking place in the besieged strip of land.

Fatah leaders in Ramallah have been waiting for years for the day Paleostinians in the Gazoo Strip would take to the streets to demonstrate against Hamas. That’s why the protests against economic hardship that erupted in different parts of the Gazoo Strip in the past week seemed like a dream come true for Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
and his Fatah officials.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 03/23/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Gazans
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/23/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
Chick-fil-A Banned From Opening in San Antonio Airport
[US News and World Report] CHICK-FIL-A HAS BEEN banned from opening a store in San Antonio International Airport because of its "legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior."

The San Antonio City Council on Thursday approved a new concessions agreement at the city's airport that will bring new food chains to one of its terminals.

[ SEE: The Week in Cartoons for March 18-22 ]
But City Councilman Roberto Trevino made a motion regarding the deal, amending it so that it did not include a planned Chick-fil-A eatery. Trevino's amendment was approved 6-4 by the council.

"With this decision, the City Council reaffirmed the work our city has done to become a champion of equality and inclusion. San Antonio is a city full of compassion, and we do not have room in our public facilities for a business with a legacy of anti-LGBTQ behavior," Trevino said. "Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport. I look forward to the announcement of a suitable replacement by Paradies."

The project includes a coffee shop, barbeque restaurant, a bagel shop and a market. A replacement for Chick-fil-A's spot will "be decided at a later date."

The company has long been under fire for its support of organizations that oppose gay marriage. The decision comes a day after Think Progress reported on Chick-fil-A's newly-released 2017 tax filings, which show that the Chick-fil-A Foundation gave more than $1.8 million to three organizations with a record of anti-LGBTQ discrimination, an increase from the prior year. The donations include more than $1.6 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, $6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home and $150,000 to the Salvation Army.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 05:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Salvation Army has saved and helped more people than any Democrat or LGBTQYZ org has. Roberto can go fuck hisself
Posted by: Frank G || 03/23/2019 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  So buy a bag on your way in and eat it inside.
Strikes me this is an illegal restraint of trade.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/23/2019 12:34 Comments || Top||

#3  I hear there are drag queens in Houston,that can open up a day care instead.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 03/23/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Racist Christophobics on a chicken rampage.
Posted by: Woodrow || 03/23/2019 18:34 Comments || Top||

#5  Compromise - just don't let them be open on Sunday.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/23/2019 22:21 Comments || Top||


Millennials Are The Most Prosperous Generation That's Ever Lived
[The Federalist] Why do millennials like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embrace the most disastrous economic philosophy of the 20th century? Because millennials have suffered more than the generations that have come before them. At least this is the takeaway of the author of a new fawning cover story of the socialist congresswoman in Time magazine.

".@AOC and I were born the same year. She was a Dunkaroos kid‐I liked fruit roll-ups," Time reporter Charlotte Alter tweeted. "People our age have never experienced American prosperity in our adult lives‐which is why so many millennials are embracing Democratic socialism" (emphasis mine). Alter also claims that Ocasio-Cortez’s "adulthood was defined by financial crisis, debt & climate change. No wonder she and her peers are moving left."

The idea that millennials have toiled in uniquely grueling economic conditions exhibits a delusional and extraordinarily narrow understanding of history. Whether the majority of millennials believes this myth or not, I don’t know. I tend to doubt it. Alter is just repeating AOC’s contention. But, historically speaking, the only thing millennials have seen is relative prosperity, most of it provided by free markets and American political stability.

Although every generation has its struggles, if the world continues on its present trajectory, American millennials will have collectively lived the most peaceful, wealthiest, safest, most educated, and most globally connected lives in the history of the world.

For starters, millennials had the world opened to them like no one else, benefiting from the perhaps greatest technological revolution in information and commerce‐even more consequential than the printing revolution. As one clever tweeter noted, Alter "typed ’never experienced American prosperity’ on her new MacBook and sent it to her employer on her high speed internet then tweeted the story from a new iPhone X while sipping a latte from an avocado."
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 05:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Like the mindset of pro players living in a nation where they are payed millions yet refuse to stand for the flag.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 03/23/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Sorry but the title is not true.

Average Land prices are 10 times average earnings they used to be 2.5.

Millennials are the most debt loaded generation, but that's not prosperity.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/23/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Because millennials have suffered more than the generations that have come before them.

More than African - Americans? Shame! Racism!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/23/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#4  If you know your history, you'd know that Rome wasn't on a downward spiral when the civil wars erupted in the republic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 03/23/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Wait until they find out people with disposable cash and no impulse control are easy marks.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/23/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Possibly because those living with their parents don't pay rent.
Posted by: Skidmark || 03/23/2019 12:37 Comments || Top||


The Democratic Presidential Contenders' Demeaning View of Americans
[American Thinker] When Democrat senator Kamala Harris announced her run for the presidency, she vowed to be a "tireless advocate of men and women who lack power and wealth." But Sen. Harris and her fellow Democrats are obsessed with removing power from We the People. Removing parent's power to raise their children, Democrats implemented mandatory LGBTQ indoctrination in public school. Parents are forbidden to opt out their child.

Sen. Harris and her party seek to remove more power from the people by disarming them. Students have been brainwashed into absurdly believing that law-abiding gun-owners are responsible for school shootings. Democrats are pushing to lower the voting age to 16 so kids will naively vote to repeal their parent's Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Power to freely worship is under attack by Democrats. They want to ban the Bible, criminalize quoting the Bible, and mandate that Christians betray biblical teachings.

Sen. Harris said that she will advocate for those who lack wealth. Between her party's obsession with oppressive taxation and outrageously high death taxes, everyday Americans are blocked from acquiring wealth.

"A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children." (Proverbs 13:22) Democrats make this biblical principle impossible. Cruelly, they rush to confiscate and redistribute children's inheritances. Children are forced to sell their parent's life's work (home and business) to pay the death taxes.

Sen. Harris said, "I knew I wanted to protect people. And I knew that the people in our society who are most often targeted by predators are also most often the voiceless and the vulnerable." This exposes Harris' demeaning view of America and Americans. There are no masses of Americans supposedly targeted by predators. This is another Democratic tactic of creating an enemy which does not exist.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/23/2019 04:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In the case of roughly 50% of Americans, they seem to be correct in holding this view.
Posted by: charger || 03/23/2019 15:05 Comments || Top||



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Sat 2019-03-23
  It’s official: SDF declare ‘total elimination’ of ISIS caliphate
Fri 2019-03-22
  Final Islamic State Stronghold in Syria Falls
Thu 2019-03-21
  HTS captures infamous ISIS commander in rural Idlib
Wed 2019-03-20
  Colombia seizes assets to the ELN guerrillas
Tue 2019-03-19
  Three Dead in Utrecht Shooting, Police Identify Turkish Suspect
Mon 2019-03-18
  Syria force says 'thousands' still inside last IS pocket
Sun 2019-03-17
  1 killed, another wounded in a magnetic bomb explosion in Kabul city
Sat 2019-03-16
  TV details how Hamas ‘accidentally’ fired at Tel Aviv
Fri 2019-03-15
  Over 40 killed as gunmen open fire in two mosques in New Zealand
Thu 2019-03-14
  Niger Says It Killed 33 Boko Haram 'Terrorists'
Wed 2019-03-13
  SDF close in on ISIS in Baghouz
Tue 2019-03-12
  Baghouz: ISIS militants retreat underground as coalition offensive resumes
Mon 2019-03-11
  Foreign ISIS brides isolated after attacking ‘infidel’ refugees at Syrian camp
Sun 2019-03-10
  More than 60 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces operations and airstrikes
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  JuD offices in Muridke, Lahore taken over
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  Nine border tunnels uncovered, destroyed in North Sinai

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