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Russian, Syrian warplanes unleash all-out attack on ISIS in northeast Hama as army prepares to eliminate pocket
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Britain
More Islamic State nuts in UK than Brits fighting ISIS in Iraq and Syria
[EN.ABNA24] Senior MI5 spies fear hardened fighters have returned to the UK intent on recruiting more fanatics to carry out attacks on our shores.

Intelligence chiefs believe hundreds of Brits have returned to the UK and are now living in areas with the highest concentrations of Moslems.

A source reported that up to 300 people who have returned from Syria after fighting for Isis are believed to be living in the London borough of Tower Hamlets, using innocent Moslems as cover.

He added that hundreds more are living in Birmingham, Leicester and Luton.

The source added: "The best place to hide a tree is in a forest - and this is what those who have fought for Isis are doing. They have basically relocated their HQ from Syria to the UK. The fear is they will begin recruiting and will wage terror on British soil.

"Those returning include both men and women, mainly under the age of 25, who are skilled in guerrilla warfare and bomb-making. The threat is very real."

Tower Hamlets has more than 40 mosques and Moslems outnumber Christians in the London borough.

So-called Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
-style flags have flown in parts of the borough which was also home to three British schoolgirls who left the UK to join Isis in February 2015.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Sort of dangerous when you don't have a 2d Amendment.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||

#2  dumbasses get what they get
Posted by: 746 || 02/05/2018 13:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Please - only 'hundreds'? There are 600 gang members in the city of Boston; I'm having a lot of trouble swallowing that MI5 figure.
Posted by: Raj || 02/05/2018 16:30 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Imran Khan defends Taliban against Western 'liberals' with 'thirst for blood'
[TELEGRAPH.CO.UK] Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
, the former playboy cricketer and would-be Pak prime minister, has defended the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
against 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...
, claiming that they represent Western "liberals [who] are thirsty for blood."

Speaking to the Sunday Times, the Oxford-educated sportsman, who has founded his own political party ahead of Pakistain's election, lashed out at NATO's war on the murderous Moslem group. "They have absolutely no idea. They sit in the drawing room.

"They read the English-language newspapers, which bear very little resemblance to what is real Pakistain," he told the Sunday Times. "I promise you, they would be lost in our villages." He also took a swipe at Western countries such as the US, which he accused of committing "butchery" against his country. "American dronezaps in Pakistain must stop," the 66-year-old said.

"It’s butchery, and the true horror of it is hidden from the West." Khan is the leader of Pakistain's second-largest party, Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
, and hopes to distance Pakistain from the western Alliance if he becomes prime minister. The election was triggered by the ousting of Nawaz Sharif
... served two 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...
, who was disqualified by the supreme court amid claims of corruption.

His remarks came as The Taliban grabbed credit for a suicide kaboom that killed 11 soldiers and maimed 13 in the Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
Valley. Authorities say Saturday's attack was the first in over three years in the northwestern region once ruled by myrmidons. In a statement sent to media, the murderous Moslem group says a lone jacket wallah carried out the attack to avenge the killing and arrests of fellow myrmidons.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Western 'liberals' with 'thirst for blood'

Only the blood of conservatives, Imran
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2018 16:38 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
The long knives are out for Trump's pick to head the IOM
[RefugeeSettlementWatch] The IOM is the International Organization for Migration.

Until not too long ago it was a non-profit group just like the other federal resettlement contractors that depended mostly on taxpayer funding (like they do) and was (still is) involved with processing refugees in to the US (and elsewhere).

It is now an agency of the United Nations and you might see evidence of them (their bags visible in airports worldwide) as they shepherd migrants around the globe.

You saw those bags in this photo (below) of the Australian rejected ’refugees’ as they were leaving detention on their way to Anytown, USA. (BTW, some reports said that the IOM bought the detainees some really nice clothes and shoes.)

Here is the Washington Post story entitled:

Trump nominee for U.N. migration post called Muslims violent, Christians top priority

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "Trump nominee for U.N. migration post called Muslims violent, Christians top priority"

Ah yeah. Jihad vs No Greater Love.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/05/2018 5:13 Comments || Top||

#2  :Meh: Any First-World candidate has trouble getting elected as they are depriving the Third-World Kleptocrat Cartel selectee their graft. A U.S. candidate is doubly dead on arrival because they are American.
Posted by: magpie || 02/05/2018 5:58 Comments || Top||

#3  A U.S. candidate is doubly dead on arrival because they are American.

Of course, it'll came as a terrible surprise when USA cuts funding to IOM.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2018 6:46 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Erekat says US is pushing a Palestinian ‘coup,’ tells Nikki Haley to ‘shut up’
[TIMESOFISRAEL] Senior Paleostinian official Saeb Erekat
...negotiated the Oslo Accords with Israel. He has been chief Paleostinian negotiator since 1995. He is currently negotiating with Israel to establish a de jure Paleostinian state...
on Saturday accused the Trump administration of trying depose the Paleostinian leadership in a "coup" and told the "impudent" US envoy to the United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
Nikki Haley
...Trump administration's ambassador to the UN. First woman to serve as Governor of South Carolina, and the second Indian-American governor in the country, after Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. At the age of 39, Haley was the youngest governor in the U.S., a distinction formerly held by Jindal. She is a Republican, which really grates on the Dems...
she should "shut up" with her criticism of Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
.

Erekat, who has led the Paleostinian peace negotiations and is secretary general of the Paleostine Liberation Organization, singled out Haley, who slammed Abbas for a recent speech that was full of anti-Semitic tropes.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [429 views] Top|| File under: PLO

#1  Erekat is a fat loathsome Paleo toad.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2018 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  She must really be getting under their skin.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/05/2018 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  In their wallets
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2018 8:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Judy trying to protect their phoney baloney jobs.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2018 8:41 Comments || Top||

#5  ...ooops, damn auto spell checker. Just.....
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/05/2018 9:46 Comments || Top||

#6  It's not the spelling.

Try "trite, cliched, and irrelevant".
Posted by: Pappy || 02/05/2018 10:31 Comments || Top||

#7  I am liking her more and more. If Donald doesnt run in 2020, he should help her get the nomination
Posted by: Injun Bucket8891 || 02/05/2018 15:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Nice negotiatin' there, Tex! That's the way to talk to them uppity women!
Now, say it to her face! Consequences forthcoming!
I love exclamation points?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/05/2018 15:54 Comments || Top||

#9  Erekat is a fat loathsome Paleo toad.

"fat toad" to distinguish him from the rest of them?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2018 16:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Erekat doesn't want peace. He would then have to get a real job.
Posted by: F. Ulerelet1030 || 02/05/2018 16:37 Comments || Top||

#11  At least we seem to be done with Hanan "Cigarette Smoking Guy" Ashrawi
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2018 21:15 Comments || Top||


Hamas 'Prepares for Imminent War' With Israel in Gaza
[Haaretz] The Gazoo strip is preparing for confrontation with Israel within the next few days, the London-based Arabic daily Al Hayat reported on Sunday. According to the report, Paleostinian factions, Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, being chief among them, assess the chances of war with Israel "at 95 percent" and assume it could erupt within hours or days.

Sources that have met with Yahya Sinwar, Hamas' political leader in Gazoo, say that Paleostinian factions believe that Israel will use a training exercise planned on the southern front to open a military operation against Hamas. The report further said that the military wing of Hamas has declared a state of high alert, evacuating sites and headquarters and even deploying road blocks accross the Strip.

Political and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
activists in Gazoo told Haaretz that the atmosphere in the Strip is very grim in light of the humanitarian crisis, some of which involves the non-implementation of the reconciliation agreement between Hamas and the Paleostinian Authority and mutual recriminations between the PA and Hamas over the freeze in talks.

Still, it seems the report of an impending military clash within days is exaggerated, and is part of an attempt by Hamas to ratchet up international discussion over the severe humanitarian situation in the Strip and the lack of progress toward reconciliation. It is widely believed that Israel will not initiate war with Hamas without real escalation in the south, such as a surge in rocket fire at southern communities.

This article starring:
Yahya Sinwar
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  THIS DISPATCH IS TO BE CONSIDERED A WAR WARNING
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 02/05/2018 6:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Pay attention to meeeeeee!
Posted by: Frank G || 02/05/2018 7:16 Comments || Top||

#3  this is likely posturing to cover up some Hamas arrests of Hamas opponents
Posted by: lord garth || 02/05/2018 7:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Or the Iranian check bounced, milord.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/05/2018 12:13 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
First communist consultant rearrested
[SUNSTAR.PH] National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) consultant Rafael Baylosis was rearrested on Wednesday, January 31 during a joint operation in Quezon City.

Baylosis, a member of the NDFP Reciprocal Working Group on political and constitutional reforms, is the first NDFP consultant rearrested after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the cancellation of the peace talks with the communist rebels and the rearrest of their consultants.

Based on a report by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), Baylosis was arrested around 3:45 p. m. Wednesday along with alleged NPA member Guillermo Roque at Aurora Boulevard corner Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City.

Authorities allegedly recovered from them two calibre .45 pistols, 14 ammunition and two magazines.

NDFP negotiating panel legal counsel Edre Olalia said Baylosis is being held at the CIDG detention center in Camp Crame, Quezon City.

In a statement, the NDFP condemned what they claimed to be the “illegal arrest and detention” of Baylosis and Roque and demanded their immediate release.

“This illegal arrest and detention of NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis is a flagrant violation of the GRP-NDFP Joint Agreement on Safety and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG, 1995),” said Luis Jalandoni, member of the NDFP National Executive Committee.

Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  Ah, so it's not Valarie.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/05/2018 8:26 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish troops to move into Manbij if Kurdish forces refuse to leave: deputy PM
[XINHUANET] Defying the U.S. warnings, Ottoman Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag warned Sunday that Ottoman Turkish troops will move into Manbij if the Kurdish forces refuse to leave.

If the Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG), do not leave Manbij in northern Syria, Ottoman Turkish troops "will move into Manbij and toward the east of Euphrates," Bozdag told the local channel CNN Turk.

On the possibility of a clash between U.S. and Ottoman Turkish troops, Bozdag noted that The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
does not want to clash with U.S. troops in Manbij or anywhere else in Syria, adding that the U.S., a 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...
ally for Turkey, needs to show the same sensitivity regarding the issue.

"If U.S. soldiers wear uniforms of (YPG) bully boyz and fight with them against the Ottoman Turkish army, we will not have a chance to make the difference at this point," Bozdag said.

He also warned that Washington needs to tell U.S. soldiers not to face Ottoman Turkish forces and stay away from the region.

"However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
whoever cooperates with bully boyz and carries out attacks against Ottoman Turkish forces will receive the necessary response," he stressed.

Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Erdogan's like a belligerent but stupid chihuahua who likes going after larger animals. You have to kick him upside the head before he gets the point. Will Trump finally read him the riot act - promising to turn Turkish troops in Syria into so much hamburger? Because until he does, there's a serious danger of miscalculation on Erdogan's part.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/05/2018 21:01 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
Path of IS cell survivor shows intersection of crime, terror
[ABCNEWS.GO] We knew that.
Posted by: Fred || 02/05/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [122 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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  Russian, Syrian warplanes unleash all-out attack on ISIS in northeast Hama as army prepares to eliminate pocket
Sun 2018-02-04
  Bomb blast kills top military commander in S. Yemen Zoom
Sat 2018-02-03
  Ahrar Al-Sham’s top commander in northern Idlib has been assassinated
Fri 2018-02-02
  Four Migrants Critical after Being Shot in Calais Brawl
Thu 2018-02-01
  Robert Mueller Requests Postponement of General Mike Flynn Sentencing… It was a set up
Wed 2018-01-31
  Southwest State Confirms The Death Of Burhakabo Military Commander
Tue 2018-01-30
  Iraqi court sentences Al-Qaeda member to death over executing eight civilians in 2007
Mon 2018-01-29
  McCabe Resigns
Sun 2018-01-28
  Top Houthi leader killed in Sanaa by unknown individuals
Sat 2018-01-27
  Taliban kill 40 63 90 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul
Fri 2018-01-26
  Mosul clean up continues: 21 turbans permanently unwound, 9 more jugged
Thu 2018-01-25
  Double car bombing kills 33 in Benghazi
Wed 2018-01-24
  Two suicide attackers, Islamic State member killed as troops repel attack in Baghdad
Tue 2018-01-23
  1.5K al-Nusra troops surrounded in Idlib
Mon 2018-01-22
  Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leader in Maghreb

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