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Africa North: Islamic State claims ‘proof’ of Israeli airstrikes in northern Sinai
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 639 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[IsraelTimes] Jihadist group shows off Hebrew labels on munitions purportedly found in aftermath of raid in restive Egyptian peninsula

The 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....
’s official media outlet claimed Wednesday that Israeli war planes recently struck civilian homes in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

A video released by the Amaq news agency showed Hebrew labels on the munitions found in the rubble of the Arclight airstrike in northern Sinai.

"These are the remains from the bombings by the Jews, the grandchildren of monkeys and pigs, who are aided by dictator Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, against the mujaheddin in the Sinai," one fighter said in the video.

Israel has assisted Egypt throughout its fight with the Islamic State terrorist group in the Sinai, and its precursors. According to foreign reports, this has included conducting dronezaps in the peninsula on Islamic State targets. It has also reportedly taken the form of significant intelligence sharing.

More publicly, since 2013, Israel has also allowed additional Egyptian forces into the peninsula, beyond the level permitted under the 1979 peace accord between the two countries. Heavy weapons, like tanks, artillery and attack helicopters, have been brought into Sinai to fight the Islamists, a sign that Jerusalem is not concerned those big Egyptian guns could be turned against it.

Earlier this year, The New York Times

...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize...

reported that Israel was covertly carrying out a full-blown aerial campaign against IS targets in Sinai, with Sissi’s blessing. The Israeli aircraft are reportedly often unmarked and sometimes use indirect routes in a bid to cover up the origin of the strikes.

Early this year, the Egyptian military launched a massive security operation in northern Sinai as part of its efforts to oust the jihadist group from the peninsula’s restive north.

On Tuesday, Human Rights Watch warned that Egypt’s anti-IS campaign included the widespread destruction of civilian homes, commercial buildings and farms in Northern Sinai province.

"Turning people’s homes into rubble is part of the same self-defeating security plan that has restricted food and movement to inflict pain on Sinai residents," said Sarah Leah Whitson, the watchdog’s Mideast director.

HRW said also the destruction has extended well beyond two government-designated security buffer zones in the Sinai cities of al-Arish and Rafah.

Egypt has built the buffer zone along Gazoo’s border in an effort to prevent jihadists from using a vast underground tunnel network that was created to evade a decade-old Israeli and Egyptian blockade of the territory. It also bulldozed homes and olive groves around the el-Arish airport where IS fighters attempted to hit the country’s defense and interior ministers in December.


Israel-Palestine-Jordan: Hamas chief boasts of Tehran’s support, close ties to Hezbollah
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 419 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[IsraelTimes] Yahya Sinwar, terror group's Gazoo leader, lauds 'strong, powerful and warm' relations with Iranian general thought behind recent rocket attack on Israeli troops from Syria

The leader of the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terror group in the Gazoo Strip has boasted about the large amounts of cash, equipment and expertise it has received from Iran and said the organization is in touch with the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Leb "on an almost daily basis."

Speaking to Leb’s pro-Hezbollah al-Mayadeen TV channel on Monday, Yahya Sinwar also lauded the "strong, powerful and warm" ties Hamas enjoys with Qassem Soleimani
, who heads the Islamic Revolutionary Guards’s Quds Force tasked with operations outside of Iran.

In excerpts from the interview, translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, Sinwar claimed that Hamas had "greatly developed its capabilities" thanks to friends, "first and foremost the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran," which was giving "a lot of money, equipment and expertise" to the group’s military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, as well as to other factions in the coastal enclave.

"We have excellent relations with our brothers in Hezbollah," he went on. "Our relations with them are extremely developed. We work together and coordinate and are in touch on an almost daily basis. The relations are at the best stage ever."

"Similarly, our ties with the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran, with brother Qassem Soleimani and the other brothers in the IRGC leadership, are very strong, powerful and warm."

Asked by the interviewer whether Hamas would provide Israel with "unprecedented surprises" if it attacked the Strip, Sinwar said, "Absolutely."


Iraq: Six people killed, injured in Islamic State attack, northeast of Diyala
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 231 words Read the whole thing on page 1
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) Six people were killed and injured as 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....
members attacked a house of a primitive in a village, northeast of Diyala, a security source was quoted saying on Wednesday.

Speaking to Alghad Press, the source said, "Islamic State members attacked house of Sheikh Taha al-Khaldi in a village on the outskirts of Jalawla region, northeast of Diyala, using weapons and hand grenades."

"Three people of Khaldi’s family were killed, while three others were maimed as the attack was foiled," the source said indicating "information on murder of some IS members during the confrontations."

Security troops, according to the source, "arrived at the village and thwarted the attack. Situation is under control."


International-UN-NGOs: Washington weighs cutting funds to UN agencies after Palestinians join
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[IsraelTimes] Amid widening rift with Paleostinians, US says it will examine Ramallah's accession to several bodies, in a move officials described as 'counterproductive'

The United States is considering whether to cut funding to two UN agencies and the chemical weapons watchdog after the Paleostinians joined the organizations, a US official said Wednesday.

In a move aimed at boosting their international profile, the Paleostinians have joined the UN trade development organization UNCTAD, industrial development agency UNIDO and the Chemical Weapons Convention which is upheld by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).

US legislation bars funding for UN agencies or affiliates that grant membership to Paleostine, which has the status of a non-member observer state at the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
.

"It has been the consistent position of the United States that efforts by the Paleostinians to join international organizations are premature and counterproductive," a US official said.

"We will review the application of US legislative restrictions related to Paleostinian membership in certain UN agencies and organizations," the official added.

The Paleostinian move comes amid a rift with President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
’s administration over its decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The Paleostinians want to make East Jerusalem the capital of their future state.

Last week, citing the US embassy move to Jerusalem, Paleostinian Authority President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
recalled the Paleostinian envoy to Washington Tuesday, marking a new low in already frayed ties between Ramallah and the White House.

Paleostinians froze contacts with US officials in December over the recognition of Jerusalem, saying the move exposed Washington’s pro-Israel bias and rejecting it as a mediator.

Nickolay Mladenov, the UN coordinator for the Middle East, told the Security Council that the Paleostinians had joined Geneva-based UNCTAD, Vienna-based UNIDO and the Chemical Weapons Convention last week.

The United States withdrew in 1996 from UNIDO, a little-known agency that promotes "inclusive and sustainable industrial development," according to its website.

The OPCW and UNCTAD rely on voluntary contributions from UN member-states to fund its activities as well as regular funding for its budget.

The United States withdrew some funding for UNESCO when the Paleostinians joined the cultural and education agency in 2011 and last year pulled out of the agency altogether.

The Trump administration has also cut funds to the UN Paleostinian refugee agency, leaving UNRWA struggling to fill a major budget gap for its education and health programs.

The Paleostinians angered Israel when they became a state-party to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in 2015.

Israel is vehemently opposed to Paleostinian recognition in world bodies ahead of a peace deal and has pursued intense diplomatic efforts to stop them.

The Paleostinian announcements at the UN came in the wake of a visit by Paleostinian officials Tuesday to the Hague-based International Criminal Court, where they urged its prosecutor to probe alleged war crimes committed against Paleostinians by Israel.

Paleostinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki said the complaint seeks an investigation into Israeli policies in the West Bank, Gazoo Strip, and East Jerusalem since the Paleostinians joined the ICC in June 2014.

Israel rejected the Paleostinian request as "cynical" and "absurd."

In response to Tuesday’s move at the ICC, Israel said it took a "severe view" of the Paleostinian request. It accused the Paleostinians of violent incitement against Israel and exploiting women and kiddies as human shields.


Israel-Palestine-Jordan: Palestinian gunman opens fire at troops, is arrested
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 249 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[IsraelTimes] Security forces detain assailant after chase near Bethlehem. No Israelis hurt in attack; in Gazoo troops arrest unarmed man who crossed fence

A Paleostinian gunman opened fired at Israeli Border Police forces manning a checkpoint northwest of the West Bank town of Bethlehem Wednesday night.

There were no casualties in the attack.

The gunman fled and security forces gave chase, during which time the assailant once again fired at his pursuers. He was eventually subdued and taken into custody, officials said.

The gunman was lightly injured during his arrest.

In the Gazoo Strip IDF forces tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
an unarmed Paleostinian who crossed into Israel from the south of the territory, army says.

The suspect was arrested just after he crossed the fence. He was taken in for questioning.

On Wednesday security forces arrested two Paleostinians suspected of shooting at an Israeli vehicle outside Ramallah the previous day.

The Shin Bet said in a statement that the suspects, Paleostinians from the Ramallah area, "implicated themselves in the incident" during their initial investigation.


Arabia: Saudi releases photo of reforming Crown Prince amid speculation that he has been ASSASSINATED after not appearing in public since gunfire was heard at his palace a month ago
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-Lurid Crime Tales-: Guns in Chicago are just '2.5 handshakes' away, shocking study finds
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Africa North: Three Dignity Operation fighters killed in attack in southern Ajdabiya
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  01:54 0 Comments 249 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[Libya Observer] 3 guards were killed and 2 others maimed in an attack on checkpoint 60 in southern Ajdabiya on Tuesday.

Local sources said a jacket wallah went kaboom! his car in the checkpoint which is run by brigade 152 of Dignity Operation early in the morning.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack.

This is the second attack on the checkpoint in 3 months. In March, A suicide bomber struck his explosives-laden car in the checkpoint killing 3 guards.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Council of Boskone, Helmuth ordered the entire 614th quadrant searched. The Green Lensman must be found!...
button men attacked the main checkpoint of Awjila town, northeastern Libya, on Tuesday.

The button men set the checkpoint on fire and kidnapped a policeman before escaping to the desert.


Africa North: Dignity Operation suffer casualties as they attempt to advance on Derna
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  01:52 0 Comments 135 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[Libya Observer] Dignity Operation Special Forces announced on Tuesday that the commander of the 36th Brigade, Brigadier General, Abdul Hamid Werrfali was killed festivities in in one of the fronts, southwest of Derna.

According to sources, festivities in the area resulted in the deaths of four other members of Dignity Operation, including a platoon commander as well as the injury of five others.

Fierce festivities have broken out between the Derna Protection Force and Dignity Operation forces, at a time when the city's residents are suffering from difficult humanitarian conditions after being cut off from medical and food supplies.


Iraq: Islamic State military commander arrested in Iraq’s Mosul
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  01:52 0 Comments 281 words Read the whole thing on page 1
djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
(IraqiNews.com) Iraqi police tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
on Wednesday an 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....
military commander in the eastern side of Mosul, the group’s former capital in Iraq.

Hamad al-Jubouri, head of Nineveh Province police, told Anadolu Agency that troops, using intelligence tips arrested Taha Mohammed Salama, an Islamic State member who was in charge of the group’s mortar launchers.

Jubouri said the arrested hard boy had an arrest warrant previously issued for him.


Iraq: Islamic State militants execute chieftain in Iraq’s Kirkuk
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 318 words Read the whole thing on page 1
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) 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....
Lions of Islam have kidnapped and executed a tribal chief in Iraq’s Kirkuk as the province continues to record security breaches by the group against civilians and security members.

Alsumaria News quoted a security source saying that an armed IS group invaded late Tuesday a home in the village of Kanaan, al-Riyadh, southwest of Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
and kidnapped the village’s chief, Mahguob Khalaf, before executing him by gunfire.

Several tribal chiefs have been assassinated by IS over the past few months after the group lost control over all of the territories they had occupied since 2014.

During its occupation of Iraqi territories, IS had used to execute civilians for fleeing its strongholds or for cooperating with Iraqi security forces.

Iraq declared the recapture of IS strongholds in Kirkuk in October, and a final victory over the group in all of Iraq in December. But since then, the group has staged several attacks against civilians and security forces.


Iraq: Iraq’s Maliki to engage in more negotiations with Kurds on next govt
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 496 words Read the whole thing on page 2
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition intends to continue recent talks with kurdish political representatives regarding the formation of the next Iraqi government, his office said.

Hisham al-Rikabi, director of Maliki’s office, said in statements on Wednesday that the State of the Law coalition will launch a new phase of talks within the next couple of days with Kurdish political forces after a meeting between Maliki and a former Kurdish president, Masud Barzani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, in Baghdad yesterday.

According to Rikabi, "the meeting between the head of the State of the Law Coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, and the KDP delegation in Baghdad has resulted into resolving lots of past issues between both sides, as well as reaching understandings in relation to the formation of the largest parliamentary bloc".

Iraqi parliament elections, the first after victory over 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....
myrmidons, were held on 12th of this month, with results, announced on 19th. Maliki’s list came forth according to the final outcome.

No list has ensured an outright majority, and according to the constitution, the new government should be announced before 90 days after the announcement of results.

Kurds, whose relations with the central government in Baghdad deteriorated since they voted for independence in September, are anxious to secure a place in the next government. Kurdish representatives have met with various political groups, including Shia holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
, whose list came first in the polls.

Kurds have been at loggerheads with Maliki, a former prime minister who is widely blamed for stoking sectarianism and for Islamic State’s takeover of Iraqi territories by the end of his term in 2014.


Iraq: Three civilians wounded in bomb blast, south of Baghdad
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 121 words Read the whole thing on page 1
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three civilians were maimed as a kaboom took place, west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted sayig on Wednesday.

"A kaboom took place near a market in al-Nasr wal Salam region in Abu Ghraib district, west of Baghdad, leaving three people injured," the source told Baghdad Today website.

Security troops, according to the source, "arrived to the accident spot and transferred the maimed to hospital for treatment."


Iraq: Iraq’s Maliki to engage in more negotiations with Kurds on next govt
Posted by trailing wife 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 496 words Read the whole thing on page 2
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki’s coalition intends to continue recent talks with kurdish political representatives regarding the formation of the next Iraqi government, his office said.

Hisham al-Rikabi, director of Maliki’s office, said in statements on Wednesday that the State of the Law coalition will launch a new phase of talks within the next couple of days with Kurdish political forces after a meeting between Maliki and a former Kurdish president, Masud Barzani, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, in Baghdad yesterday.

According to Rikabi, "the meeting between the head of the State of the Law Coalition, Nuri al-Maliki, and the KDP delegation in Baghdad has resulted into resolving lots of past issues between both sides, as well as reaching understandings in relation to the formation of the largest parliamentary bloc".

Iraqi parliament elections, the first after victory over 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....
myrmidons, were held on 12th of this month, with results, announced on 19th. Maliki’s list came forth according to the final outcome.

No list has ensured an outright majority, and according to the constitution, the new government should be announced before 90 days after the announcement of results.

Kurds, whose relations with the central government in Baghdad deteriorated since they voted for independence in September, are anxious to secure a place in the next government. Kurdish representatives have met with various political groups, including Shia holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
, whose list came first in the polls.

Kurds have been at loggerheads with Maliki, a former prime minister who is widely blamed for stoking sectarianism and for Islamic State’s takeover of Iraqi territories by the end of his term in 2014.


Home Front: Culture Wars: TRUMP WINS AGAIN! NFL changes national anthem policy to show respect of the flag
Posted by Anomalous Sources 05/24/2018  00:00 9 Comments 228 words Read the whole thing on page 3
More on this story from yesterday.
[Twitchy] The money shot:
"A club will be fined by the League if its personnel are on the field and do not stand and show respect for the flag and the Anthem."
The NFLPA shotgun to the foot response:
"The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new "policy." NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and lawe nforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about.

The vote by NFL club CEOs today contradicts the statements made to our player leadership by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Chairman of the NFL's Management Council John Mara about the principles, values and patriotism of our League.

Our union will review the new "policy" and challenge any aspect of it that is inconsistent with the collective bargaining agreement."
This is gonna' be fun!
#1: Too little too late. Cut 'em loose. I'm done with the National Felon League.
Posted by: Alaska Paul|| 2018-05-24 00:15 ||Comments

#2: Your problem is not Trump, he's just a symptom of a deep and underlying pathology in America - one that values identity as an American, something that is an anathema to the crowd you keep in your lofty retreats, but one which provides the secure environment through their sacrifice of mind and body that you and yours exploit in your station.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 07:30 ||Comments

#3: It took them two years to come up with this? I could have told them that after the first 'protest'. To wit - you want to do something other than play the game when you're on the field? Fine - do it on your own time, not ours.
Posted by: Raj|| 2018-05-24 07:36 ||Comments

#4: NOBODY has the right to disrupt their workplace and brand on the company clock. Be an asshole on your own time
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 09:19 ||Comments

#5: Washington should look into the tax status of NFL teams.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2018-05-24 10:02 ||Comments

#6: According to this ESPN article, the owners are giving the players an out by letting the stay in the locker room while the anthem is playing. So the owners didn't do enough and they didn't do it soon enough. I don't know how they recover from this.
Posted by: Abu Uluque|| 2018-05-24 11:13 ||Comments

#7: I actually love the proviso that protesting players stay in the locker room rather than doing the team glory run onto the field.

If you protest and there's no one there to see it, who do you hurt but yourself?
Posted by: regular joe|| 2018-05-24 11:26 ||Comments

#8: Just those on the field, mind you. Those who wish to protest get another five minutes to work off the hangover, and then they can do the anal-fist charge onto the field afterwards.

Nope, found my freedom, not going back to the crazy ex.

Nothing to do with Trump, tipping point for me was/is the Jovan Belcher. Is, because they dug him up after a couple years and did a brain exam and found that some dude who had been drink'n and coke'n hard for 10-15 years, and especially hard the night of the murder-suicide, may have some brain injury from football which made him susceptible to NRA brainwashing.

Anyone else snicker at the Community Service bit?

I think this all but confirms that the upper management of the NFL are drunken clams, and if I had any business exposure to pro football I would start limiting that exposure last year at the latest, but now for sure.
Posted by: swksvolFF|| 2018-05-24 11:43 ||Comments

#9: I believe microcuncisions are real and they will doom the NFL as parents prevent kids from playing and eventually that works its way up the system until there aren't enough players to have a quality league.

NFL knows this and want to maximize cash before things start to get worse.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2018-05-24 12:43 ||Comments



Arabia: Saudi Arabia Sentences ‘Secret Cell’ Accused of Supporting ISIS, Killing Two Security Men
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 366 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[AAWSAT] The Saudi judiciary is prosecuting a "secret cell" accused of supporting ISIS, being involved in the killing of two coppers and attempting to target officers in the Interior Ministry and coppers at checkpoints.

The Specialized Criminal Court in Riyadh held a hearing session on the prosecutor general's case against 14 defendants, 12 of whom were Saudis, one Syrian and one Sudanese.

According to the lawsuit, two bandidos turbans participated in the formation of a terrorist cell belonging to a secret armed organization.

The cell aims at shedding blood, destabilizing the internal security in the country, killing coppers, assaulting public property and destroying it, carrying out acts of sabotage and chaos, seeking to cause strife and division in the country and communicating with terrorist elements in the Kingdom and abroad.

The lawsuit confirmed that the defendants assassinated two coppers after they were deliberately shot by a machine gun while carrying out their work in a security patrol.

They also targeted a senior officer, an officer of the Ministry of Interior and security personnel working at the Sultana checkpoint, coppers at Raghba cop shoppe and the visitors of the tourist sites in Raghba center to destabilize the security of the country.

One of the accused made explosive grenades (Molotov) to use them in disrupting the internal security. He also trained in his father's farm to engage in booby-traps, bomb-making, improvised bombs and bombing in order to carry out a terrorist act in case ISIS ordered him to do so.


Africa Subsaharan: Zimbabwe: Poll Reruns, Shamu Sacking
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 1 Comments 206 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[All Africa] Webster Shamu's sacking as Mashonaland West provincial affairs minister suggests President Emmerson Mnangagwa was still too grateful to those who helped him get into power to a point of allowing them to negatively influence some government decisions.

Mnangagwa took the bold decision Monday to fire a sitting minister from his government.

Although no reasons were given, Shamu's name has been linked to alleged rigging in Zanu PF's primaries which saw presidential advisor Mutsvangwa suffer an embarrassing defeat to a party competitor recently.

Fears abound that Mutsvangwa and vice president Constantino Chiwenga wield too much negative influence on Mnangagwa.

"I don't think it's about negative things," said political analyst Rejoice Ngwenya while speaking to NewZim-bob-we.com.

"It's more like Mnangagwa owes Chiwenga a lot, so he is bound to bend. Everything else is political gamesmanship, because ED is closer to people than the soldiers.

"He can always argue about the 'Voice of God'. Shamu is a political baby pamper, a disposable one."'

But Zanu PF secretary for administration Obert Mpofu denied the President was being remote controlled, saying the latter's light approach to governance issues was being misconstrued.

"The president can choose to appoint or disappoint," Mpofu said, before going overboard in Mnangagwa praise.

#1: Sacked for killing the Sea World trainer?
Posted by: Glenmore|| 2018-05-24 09:18 ||Comments



Bangladesh: ‘Gunfights’ kill 9 suspected drug traders in eight districts
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 1480 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[Dhaka Tribune] Nine suspected drug traders have been killed in separate incidents of "shootouts" with law enforcement agencies in eight districts.

The incidents took place on Wednesday.

In Kushtia, two suspected drug traders were killed in separate "shootouts" with police in Bheramara and Kumarkhali upazilas in the early hours of the day.

The dear departed are Fotik alias Gaffar, 37, and Liton Sheikh, 40.

Kushtia Superintendent of Police (SP) SM Mehedi Hasan told the Dhaka Tribune: "The incident took place when police conducted a drive in Haowakhali brick field and near a bridge in Lahini Para."

Five police officials were also injured in the "shootout" in Lahini Para.

The SP said a total of two firearms, four rounds of bullets, 1,200 pieces of yaba tablets, 500g cannabis, and 2g heroin were recovered in the two drives.

In Cumilla, a listed drug trader named Nurul Islam Esa was killed in a reported shootout with police in Gomti Badh area under Adarsha Sadar upazila around 12:30am.

Police said 35-year-old Esa was detained in a special drive Tuesday evening. Later, they went to the spot along with the detainee to recover his stock of drugs.

Kotwali model cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge (OC) Abu Salam Mia said: "Esa’s associates shot up us when a team of police went to the spot to recover the drugs."

In retaliation, the law enforcers fired back, and Esa was injured.

Later, he was pronounced dead.
He's dead, Jim!
at the Comilla Medical College Hospital.

The OC said Esa was accused in seven cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

In Thakurgaon, a suspected drug trader, Aftaful Islam, 38, was killed in a "shootout" with police in Bonbari area.

Aftaful, son of Bhebsha Mohammad of Parua village, was a listed drug trader, police said.

Thakurgaon SP Farhat Ahmed said Aftaful was detained from his house with 100 bottles of phensedyl around 12am.

Based on information from him, police conducted a drive in Bonbari area to recover drugs.

The SP said: "Sensing our presence, a team of miscreants shot up us."

In retaliation, police fired back, leaving Aftaful dead.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Senate, the partisans of Honorius went for their knives and the partisans of Stilicho went for the doors...
two coppers were also injured in the incident.

SP Farhat said he was accused in 19 cases, including 12 cases filed under the Narcotics Control Act.

In Jamalpur, a drug peddler named as Mosharraf Hossain Bidyut, 41, was killed in a reported shootout with police in Chhonkanda Madrasa Balurghat area in the early hours of Wednesday.

At a press briefing in the afternoon, the district's Superintendent of Police (SP) Delwar Hossain said a drive was conducted in the area after police were tipped off that a group of drug pushers were bringing in a huge cache of narcotics from Sherpur.

Jamalpur Sadar cop shoppe OC Nasimul Islam had led the raid. He was also injured in the shootout.

Delwar said the drug pushers had shot up the police team sensing their presence, forcing the law enforcers to return fire.

"Bidyut was shot at that time, while his accomplices swam across the Brahmaputra River and managed to flee," he said.

He said Bidyut was rushed to Jamalpur General Hospital, but duty doctors delcared him dead upon arrival.

The law enforcers also recovered 1,000 yaba tablets, 200g heroin, a pistol, and three rounds of bullets.

However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
Bidyut's wife Shilpi Begum claimed three officers from the Sadar cop shoppe had picked her husband up from their home Monday night. "And I heard about his death in a shootout with police this morning (Wednesday)."

SP Delwar brushed off her claims, terming them "false and baseless accusation."

He said Bidyut was accused in 16 drugs-related cases and one robbery case - all filed with Sadar police. "His wife is also accused in a number of drugs-related cases."

In Gaibandha, Raju Mia, a listed drug peddler, was killed in a reported shootout with the Rapid Action Battalion at Bisramgacchi village in Palashbari early in the morning, reports UNB.

Raju was the son of Abdul Jabbar of the upazila's Raigram.

In Lalmonirhat, a suspected drug trader was killed in a "shootout" with police in Kuti area.

The dear departed is Eshar Ali, 43, son of Momtaz Ali of Roson Shimulbari.

Lalmonirhat Sadar cop shoppe OC Mahfuz Alam said: "A group of seven to eight drug smugglers attacked us with sharp weapons and shot up us when we went to the area to arrest them around 3am.

In retaliation, police fired, killing Eshar, and leaving two coppers injured.

Later, he was declared dead after being taken to Lalmonirhat Sadar Hospital.

Lalmonirhat SP SM Rashedul Hoque said: "Some lethal weapons, cannabis, phensedyl bottles, and bullet shells were also recovered from the spot."

In Feni, RAB bumped off Faruq Hossain, 39, an alleged drug peddler in a reported shootout, reports the Bangla Tribune.

RAB 7 Feni camp in-charge Squadron Leader Fahim Ahmed said some drug pushers attacked a team of the elite force while they were searching a Dhaka-bound vehicle in Dadful area.

He said Faruq got injured when they fired back in retaliation. Later, he was declared dead when taken to Feni Government Hospital.

RAB seized 22,000 yaba pills and some firearms from the scene.

In Rangpur, a suspected drug pusher was killed in a "shootout" with police Hazirhat area in the morning.

Rangpur cop shoppe Inspector Moktarul Islam said a pistol and huge number of phensedyl bottles were recovered from the spot, reports the Bangla Tribune.

Till Tuesday, 41 people have been killed as law enforcement agencies launched their latest drive against drug peddling and abuse across Bangladesh.



Afghanistan: Terror groups moving to Afghanistan from Syria, claims Russian defense minister
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Russian defense minister Sergei Shoigu has claimed that the terror groups are moving to Afghanistan from Syria as he emphasizes on bolstering the capabilities of the Uzbekistan security forces.

Shoigu reportedly made the remarks during his meeting with his Uzbek counterpart Abdusalom Azizov.

Emphasizing that military cooperation between Russia and Uzbekistan is totally specific and important, Shoigu said "It refers, first and foremost, to the risks and threats coming from areas bordering Uzbekistan."

"In this regard, one cannot but point to the growing threat of international terrorism that has been moving from Syria to other countries, including Uzbekistan," he was quoted as saying by TASS News Agency.

"We cannot say that the situation in Afghanistan is getting safer and more stable as groups leaving Syria are particularly moving to Afghanistan. That said, it is highly important to train the military that would be able to protect the state in case the need arises," the Russian defense minister said.

This comes as reports emerged earlier suggesting that the ISIS holy warriors are attempting to travel to Afghanistan from Syria and Iraq.



Afghanistan: Militants execute de-miner abducted from TAPI site in Kandahar
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 4 Comments 195 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The bully boyz have executed a de-miner who was kidnapped during an attack in southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan on Monday, the local officials said.

The de-miner was among the six people who had visited the TAPI project site for the survey work when they were ambushed, leaving five of them dead.

The local officials are saying that the dead body of the sixth de-miner who had gone missing after the attack has been found in Kandahar today.

According to the officials, the bully boyz had left the dead body of the de-miner after executing him.

Provincial police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq, said the de-miners belonged to AMDC company and were killed while clearing the TAPI gas pipeline route in Malang Kariz area.

Gen. Raziq further added that one of the de-miners has been kidnapped by the bully boyz following the attack.

#1: Whatever they pay those guys, it isn't enough. It's almost as bad as being a polio vaccine worker.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey|| 2018-05-24 06:23 ||Comments

#2: Whatever they pay those guys, it isn't enough. It's almost as bad as being a polio vaccine worker.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey|| 2018-05-24 06:23 ||Comments

#3: Don't see too many feminist fighting to break the glass ceiling there.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 08:19 ||Comments

#4: Should post a warning if you're going to write staff like this, P2k!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 08:38 ||Comments



Afghanistan: Local Taliban leaders among 6 killed in AAF airstrikes in Kunduz
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least six hard boyz including two local leaders of the group were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes carried out by the Afghan Air Force in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the latest airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Imam Sahib district.

The source further added that the hideouts of the hard boyz were targeted in Ganjak Joi Begum area of the district and as a result at least two hard boyz were also maimed.

According to Shaheen Corps, the local Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leaders killed during the airstrikes have been identified as Qari Shukoor and Qari Halim who were killed along with four of their comrades.

A main compound of the Taliban along with two outposts was also destroyed in the airstrikes, the Shaheen Corps added.


Afghanistan: Heavy artillery strikes pound Taliban positions in Ghazni
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan armed forces pounded the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
positions with heavy artillery strikes in response to the group’s coordinated attack on Ajristan district in Ghazni.

The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military in the Southeast said the Afghan armed forces in coordination with the other security personnel targeted the Taliban positions with heavy artillery strikes to respond to the Taliban attacks.

The source further added that the Taliban positions were targeted in Ajristan, Deh and Gilan districts as part of the Shaheen-1 operations launched in response to Taliban attacks.

The Thunder Corps also added that at least 27 Taliban murderous Moslems were killed and 15 others sustained injuries during the operations while a rocket launcher, 6 hand grenades, and 6 improvised bombs were destroyed.

At least one Afghan soldier also lost his life in the attack and two others were maimed, the Thunder Corps added.

This comes as the provincial council and Ghazni politicians said that the Taliban murderous Moslems launched coordinated attack on Ajristan and Deh Yak districts sparking fierce festivities on Monday night that lasted until Tuesday morning.

According to the officials, several members of the security forces bit the dust during the festivities with the Taliban Death Eaters, including two senior police officials.



China-Japan-Koreas: N. Korea threatens to walk away from planned summit with U.S.
Posted by Anomalous Sources 05/24/2018  00:00 6 Comments 295 words Read the whole thing on page 3
North Korea will reconsider the planned summit with the United States if Washington sticks to "unlawful and outrageous acts," its vice foreign minister said Thursday.

In a statement carried by the Korean Central News Agency, Choe Son-hui, a North Korean vice foreign minister, said that whether the June 12 summit between its leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump will happen as scheduled entirely rests on the decision and behavior of the U.S.

"Whether the U.S. will meet us at a meeting room or encounter us at nuclear-to-nuclear showdown is entirely dependent upon the decision and behavior of the United States," Choe said.

"In case the U.S. offends against our goodwill and clings to unlawful and outrageous acts, I will put forward a suggestion to our supreme leadership for reconsidering the DPRK-U.S. summit," she added.
...
Choe singled out U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, lambasting him for mentioning a Libya-style approach and military option against the North in a recent media interview.

"U.S. Vice-President Pence has made unbridled and impudent remarks that North Korea might end like Libya, military option for North Korea never came off the table, the U.S. needs complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization, and so on," she said. "As a person involved in the U.S. affairs, I cannot suppress my surprise at such ignorant and stupid remarks gushing out from the mouth of the U.S. vice-president."

It would be interesting to see the result of a NORK missile test right about now.
#1: Take it Kenny.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 07:43 ||Comments

#2:
and -

not to mention -
Posted by: Bobby|| 2018-05-24 09:50 ||Comments

#3: Hmmmm. Not formatted the way it showed in Preview, but I think you see my point.
Posted by: Bobby|| 2018-05-24 09:51 ||Comments

#4: Looks like Trump beat him to it. The meeting is off. Its gonna get interesting now...
Posted by: 49 Pan|| 2018-05-24 10:07 ||Comments

#5: #2 - I take it as the old Gomer Pyle "Surprise, surprise, surprise"
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 10:51 ||Comments

#6: Got what we needed.
Don't need the summit.
They blew the nuke test site.
North Korea 'blows up its nuclear test site' in series of huge explosions
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2018-05-24 13:02 ||Comments



Africa Horn: A Suicide Car Bomber Targets Somali Army Convoy In Afgoye
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[RADIOSHABELLE] A suicide boom-mobileer from Somalia’s Islamist group al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
hit a military convoy outside Mogadishu Tuesday, causing an unknown number of deaths.

The attack targeting a passing military convoy occurred in Afgoye, a district about 30 km northwest of Mogadishu, police officer Maj. Abdiqadir Ali said.

"What we are sure [of] is a military vehicle was hit," Ali said, adding there were casualties but the corpse count had not yet been determined.

Al-Shabaab’s military operations front man Abdiasis Abu Musab told Rooters they were responsible for the attack.

The group, an ally of al-Qaeda, is fighting to topple the country’s western-backed central government and impose its rule based on its own interpretation of sharia law.

Al-Shabaab also wants to force out an African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
-mandated AMISOM peacekeeping force that is helping defend the government of President Mohammad Abdullahi Mohammad.

"One of our mujahideen [was] martyred after he rammed his car into a Somali military convoy," Abu Musab said.

One military pick-up truck was destroyed while 12 soldiers were killed by the blast, he said and added that a second vehicle in the convoy was also damaged.

The soldiers in the convoy were U.S.-trained Somali military commandoes. al-Shabaab have targeted them on the same road several times in the past.



Africa Horn: Somaliland Detains Five For Making Fake Passports
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[RADIOSHABELLE] Somaliland authorities have on Tuesday raided several buildings in the state capital, Hargeisa and nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
five people accused of issuing fake Somali passports.

The suspects have taken into custody and expected to be arraigned in court, according to the police sources.

They were found with at least several passports and other documents which the witnesses said would require "a person with hawk eyes" to detect as fake.

The police officials declined to give further details of the suspects saying investigations will be launched into their cases.

Late last year, Somaliland authorities detained six people in connection fake passports.



Africa Horn: Suspected US Jets Carry Out Airstrike In Southern Somalia
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[RADIOSHABELLE] Suspected American fighter jets were reported to have carried out an overnight Arclight airstrike in Lower Shabelle region, targeting al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
bases, residents said.

The strike happened on the outskirt of Arbiska village, located near the capital, Mogadishu late last night, and no casualties reported.

Similarly, AU forces stationed in the area have fired mortar shells towards the suspected al-Shabaab hideouts, according to a local resident, who asked to remain anonymous.

The shelling came hours after a deadly car kaboom targeting Somali military convoy has killed more than 10 people in Afgoye district, about 30Km northwest of Mogadishu.



Africa Horn: Somali Alien Charged With Illegal Gun, Bullet Possession And Forgery
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[RADIOSHABELLE] A citizen of Somalia living in Mombasa has been charged with illegal gun and ammunition possession.

Ahmed Abdiweli Dahir (pictured), was charged yesterday before Senior Resident Magistrate Martin Rabera with being in possession of a gun and ammunition illegally, and forging a police stamp and firearm certificate.

Mr. Dahir, who was jugged
You have the right to remain silent...
on April 18, denied all the charges and was released on a Sh50,000 police bond.

He was accused of having a Ceska S No B633776 pistol without a firearm certificate in Bondeni on the date of arrest.

Without the certificate, He also denied illegal possession of 25 9mm caliber ammunition without a certificate.

Dahir also denied making a firearm certificate book purporting to have been issued by a firearms licensing officer.

The suspect, who was not represented, also denied forging a stamp purporting to be a genuine certificate from the Kenya Police Service.

He also denied forging a civilian firearm identification card number 9213 and a receipt serial number 538178 purportedly from the Firearms Bureau.

He was released on a Sh200,000 bond or cash bail of Sh200,000 pending mention of the case on May 28.


Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Syria: Iran, Hezbollah presence not up for discussion
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 2 Comments 224 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[PRESSTV] Syria’s deputy foreign minister has hailed Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement’s assistance to Damascus in its counter-terrorism fight, saying the pair’s withdrawal from the Arab country is not up for discussion.

"This topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since it concerns the illusory sovereignty of Syria. We cannot let anyone even raise this issue," Faisal Mekdad told Russia’s Sputnik news agency on Wednesday.

He also said that those who demanded the pullout of the Iranian military advisers and Hezbollah forces from Syria "are considering the possibility of intervention in all parts of Syria, including the support of snuffies in Syria and elsewhere in the region."

Iran offers Syria advisory military support in its fight against terrorism. Hezbollah forces have also been aiding the Syrian government clear areas bordering Leb from terrorist groups.

On Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history" if it does not comply with a list of 12 US demands, including the withdrawal of "all forces under Iranian command throughout the entirety of Syria."

#1: Okay, we won't discuss it anymore.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 04:28 ||Comments

#2: OK, discussion ended. Hand me that rifle with the scope on it.
Posted by: Groluse Schwarzeneggar2703|| 2018-05-24 08:54 ||Comments



Israel-Palestine-Jordan: Tel Aviv will be bombarded if Israeli aggression on Gaza continues: Islamic Jihad
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 3 Comments 463 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[PRESSTV] The Paleostinian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
resistance movement has warned that it will target Tel Aviv in case the Israeli regime presses ahead with its acts of aggression against the impoverished and besieged Gazoo Strip.

Islamic Jihad front man Daoud Shihab said on Wednesday that Israel is desperately looking for a military confrontation with the resistance movement as a way out of the current impasse it has faced in the wake of the recent "Great March of Return" protests.

Shihab added that the latest Israeli Arclight airstrikes on several sites in the Gazoo Strip point to the Tel Aviv regime’s defeat, failure and helplessness in the face of the voice of truth, which is more powerful than the terrorism being waged by Israel.

He stressed that the Islamic Jihad resistance movement is fully prepared for any Israeli military aggression, warning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of his cabinet that Tel Aviv will get bombed if they continue their aggressive policies towards the Gazoo Strip and its residents.

"We have the ability to carry out such a thing. We have nothing to lose. No one will then have the right to hold us responsible for the escalation. At that time, Netanyahu will not be able to continue with his deception to justify his failures," Shihab pointed out.

Earlier on Wednesday, Israeli fighter jets destroyed a Paleostinian boat in Gazoo seaport that was supposed to welcome an international flotilla hoping to break the decade-long Israeli blockade on the coastal sliver.

#1: Gazoo wouldn't BE so "impoverished" if they hadn't burned all their own toilets down and destroyed all the Green Houses the Jewzzz gave them before they left and GAVE it them to them,

Oh...and the Airport the Jewzz built, and the thriving Tourist Trade the Jews built up and which the Gazoos no longer enjoy ( for some reason). Any tourists want to fly in to "enjoy" the beaches and the Hotels the Jewzzz left behind when they left? No?

But its the Jewzz fault the Gazoos are eating each other and killing and vomiting on each other and burning tires and storming the Israeli border to get the hell out of Gazoo ( for some reason ).

Palestinians are Moslems aren't they....definitely NOT Jewzzz. Pray with heir butts in the air, crap in their own hats and then wear it...those people?
Gnashing of teeth? Yah, Allah? Those guys?
Posted by: Groluse Schwarzeneggar2703|| 2018-05-24 09:08 ||Comments

#2: Islamic Jihad front man Daoud "Deadman" Shihab
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 09:47 ||Comments

#3: "Tel Aviv will be bombarded if Israeli aggression on Gaza continues: Islamic Jihad"

Go ahead, assholes, but just remember: actions have consequences.
Posted by: Dave D.|| 2018-05-24 12:49 ||Comments



Iraq: US presence in Iraq amounts to occupation: Sadr's adviser
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 318 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[PRESSTV] A senior adviser to Iraqi holy man Seyyed Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
tells Press TV that the presence of US troops in Iraq is regarded as occupation.

Diyaa Assadi, who is a senior adviser to Iraqi holy man, al-Sadr said that "the US was still being seen as an occupying country."

Responding to the presence of American forces, he stressed that US troops would be dealt as occupying force until their full withdrawal from the country. "There are still troops in Iraq," he said.

Also earlier this year, a senior commander of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), said now that the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group had been defeated in the country, there was no need for the presence of US troops.



Government: Alaska jail sued for feeding Muslims pork, starving them in Ramadan
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 7 Comments 313 words Read the whole thing on page 6
[PRESSTV] Moslem inmates at a jail in the US state of Alaska are being "starved" and given pork products during Ramadan, a new lawsuit claims.

For one thing, Moslem prisoners are given food with substantially lower calories compared to other inmates, said the Council on American-Islamic Relations
... the Moslem Brüderbund's American arm ...
(CAIR) in the federal lawsuit filed on Wednesday.

"Officials at the Anchorage Correctional Complex have provided Moslem inmates with less than half the calories they require -- as little as 500 calories on some days ‐ which amounts to a starvation diet."

Moslems observing the holy month eat and drink only between sundown and sunrise, but the inmates fall victim to discriminatory behavior from authorities who deny them Halal meals.

This is while officials at the prison are constitutionally forbidden from "compelling inmates to choose between their faith and food."

"We hope that a court will do what Anchorage Correctional Complex officials will not: ensure that Moslem inmates are not starved or forced to violate the principles of their faith during the holy month of Ramadan," Lena Masri, the national litigation director for CAIR, said in a statement.

The Alaska Department of Corrections has not yet commented on the lawsuit.

CAIR has demanded a court order for "adequate nutrition, free of pork products" for the prisoners.
#1: Show me the emaciated Muslims.
Posted by: gorb|| 2018-05-24 01:10 ||Comments

#2: Show me the emaciated Muslims.
Posted by: gorb|| 2018-05-24 01:10 ||Comments

#3: ...And just how the hell many Muslim inmates are in Alaska, anyways?

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski|| 2018-05-24 02:50 ||Comments

#4: Sympathy Meter at Zero, don't fail me now!
Posted by: Raj|| 2018-05-24 07:48 ||Comments

#5: Ramadan fast isn't much of a hardship in Anchorage in the winter, but it gets tough this time of year. Transfer them to Barrow.
Posted by: Glenmore|| 2018-05-24 08:54 ||Comments

#6: Orange is the New Black had a funny subplot about pre-prepared Kosher meals being far better than the slop normally served, but it was never used because of the lack of Jews in prison. That is until some prisoners figured it out and started converting.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2018-05-24 10:13 ||Comments

#7: Sunrise and Sunset Data for Juneau, AK...Just saying:
Thu, May 24 Twilight start 3:07:54 am Sunrise 4:11:40 am Sunset 9:37:35 pm Twilight end 10:41:21 pm
So they want to eat between sundown and sunrise, eh?
Posted by: magpie|| 2018-05-24 10:29 ||Comments



Israel-Palestine-Jordan: UN condemns Israel's deadly actions on Gaza fence
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 3 Comments 356 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[PRESSTV] The United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
Middle East envoy has stressed that "Gazoo is on the verge of collapse."

Nikolay Mladenov gave the warning while addressing the UN Security Council on Wednesday, where he called for urgent action to relieve the suffering of Gazoo's "increasingly desperate" people.

He added that people of Gazoo were living with "crippling Israeli closures and with diminishing hopes for an end to the occupation and a political solution."

"Gazoo's infrastructure teeters on the verge of total collapse, particularly its electricity and water networks as well as its health system," he noted.

Mladenov further called on the international community to join "in condemning in the strongest possible terms the actions that have led to the loss of so many lives in Gazoo" since March.

Israeli forces killed at least 62 Paleostinians during protests near the Gazoo fence on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), which coincided with Washington’s embassy relocation from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem al-Quds.

More than 2,700 Paleostinians were also maimed as the Israeli forces used snipers, Arclight airstrikes, tank fire and tear gas to target the demonstrators.

#1: This Bulgarian starts getting on my nerves.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 07:17 ||Comments

#2: "Gazoo's infrastructure teeters on the verge of total collapse, particularly its electricity and water networks as well as its health system," he noted

No mention of their self-destruction of the crossing conveyor system or pipelines, nor of their diverting major economic forces to terror tunnels, training camps, ammunition and rockets

Fuck em and the UN
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 09:03 ||Comments

#3: Maybe he's so upset because he doesn't have an umbrella?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 11:34 ||Comments



Syria-Lebanon-Iran: US warplanes hit Syrian army bases in Dayr al-Zawr province
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[PRESSTV] US-led coalition warplanes have targeted several Syrian military positions in the country's eastern Dayr al-Zawr province.

"Some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes," the Syrian official news agency, SANA, quoted a military source as saying on early Thursday.

The source added that no casualties were caused by the attacks that only resulted in "material damage."

The US-led coalition has been conducting Arclight airstrikes against what are said to be ISIS targets inside Syria since September 2014 without any authorization from the Damascus government or a UN mandate.



Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Ayatollah Khamenei: US enmity with Iran deep, but all American plots have failed
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 4 Comments 274 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[PRESSTV] Fearless Leader of the Islamic Revolution
...Iran's doddering head theocrat...
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
...the successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the actual dictator of Iran...
says US enmity with Iran is deep but all American plots against the country have failed since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.

During a meeting with heads of the three branches of the Iranian government as well as officials in Tehran on Wednesday, Ayatollah Khamenei referred to what he called "the fundamental, deep and constant enmity" of the United States towards the Islamic Theocratic Republic and said Iran would definitely defeat the US if Iranian officials fulfill their duty.

"From the beginning of the [victory of the Islamic] Revolution to the present day, the United States has carried out various types of hostilities to undermine the Islamic Theocratic Republic and has organized various types of political, economic, military and propaganda activities against it," the Leader said.

#1: the Ayatollah compared the US to 'Tom' and Iran to 'Jerry' yesterday -- old animation is trendy in mullahland

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-23/iran-s-khamenei-says-u-s-will-lose-like-cat-in-tom-and-jerry
Posted by: lord garth|| 2018-05-24 00:29 ||Comments

#2: ^ That boy, I say, that boy's as blind as a sh*thole mole.
Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn|| 2018-05-24 01:08 ||Comments

#3: the Ayatollah compared the US to 'Tom' and Iran to 'Jerry' yesterday -- old animation is trendy in mullahland

The disco ball can't be far behind...
Posted by: Raj|| 2018-05-24 08:58 ||Comments

#4: ^ Holy crap, Raj, that there's a metaphor and a half, lived by millions: "Run, indie, run!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220|| 2018-05-24 11:15 ||Comments



Britain: Mother convicted in UK of tricking daughter into forced marriage in Pakistan
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[DAWN] A mother was convicted in a British court on Tuesday of deceiving her teenage daughter into travelling to Pakistain to enter into a forced marriage, in the first successful prosecution of its kind.

The woman ‐ who cannot be named without uncovering the identity of her daughter ‐ was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court where a jury heard how the girl had sobbed as she was wedded to a male relative 16 years her senior, the same man who had sex with her and left her pregnant on an earlier trip.

The then 13-year-old had to undergo an abortion on returning from Pakistain to Britannia, but concerns over the girl’s welfare were allayed by her mother who said the pregnancy was a result of "two teenagers who had sneakily had sex", prosecutors said.

Jurors heard how as the girl approached her 18th birthday she was tricked by her mother into returning to Pakistain on what she was told would be a family holiday.

The couple were then married in September 2016 despite objections from the girl, before she was returned to Britannia with the assistance of the Home Office and her mother was tossed in the clink
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
in January 2017.

The mother was convicted on a charge of deceiving the victim into travelling abroad to enter into a false marriage, the first conviction of its kind, as well as for the forced marriage itself and for perjury, after she lied about the incident in the High Court ‐ where she was summoned when concerns were raised by authorities.

As the verdicts were read the defendant appeared shocked and was remanded in jug for sentencing on Wednesday, as her daughter watched from the public gallery.

Judge Patrick Thomas QC told the jury the adjournment was appropriate as the case was "entirely novel", with no other relevant case law to rely upon.

"Forcing someone into marriage against their wishes is a criminal offence, and a breach of their human rights
...which are usually open to widely divergent definitions...
," said Elaine Radway of the Crown Prosecution Service.

"It is thanks to the brave testimony of the victim that this serious offending was uncovered and that there was sufficient evidence to secure the conviction today." The new offence of forced marriage came into effect in June 2014, but prosecutions have been rare.

However the Forced Marriage Unit ‐ a joint Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Home Office team ‐ provided support to about 1,200 potential cases in 2017, a government front man said, making Britannia a "world leader" in tackling the problem.



Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Iranians among 26 pro-govt fighters killed in IS attack in Syria
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 1 Comments 339 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[DAWN] About 26 pro-government forces based in Syria’s desert died in a surprise attack by the holy warrior 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....
group on Tuesday, a day after the jihadists’ ouster from the outskirts of Damascus, a monitor said.

"At least 26 regime soldiers and allied forces were killed in an IS attack at dawn today, against one of their posts in the Syrian Badiya," said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Among them were Iranian militiamen, said the Britannia-based monitor.

The Badiya is a vast desert region stretching from central Syria to the eastern border with Iraq, where IS still holds small pockets.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said the attack hit a small base east of Palmyra, the famed ancient city that IS has overrun twice in Syria’s war.

"It began with a boom-mobile targeting regime forces that set off festivities that are still ongoing," he said. Five IS fighters were also killed.

"IS fighters launched their attack from a pocket they control in the Badiya, and which was the destination for IS fighters evacuated from southern Damascus on Sunday and Monday," Abdel Rahman added.

#1: See? Even IS isn't all bad
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 07:06 ||Comments



Syria-Lebanon-Iran: US blacklists Iranians for allegedly providing missile tech to Houthis
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 176 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[DAWN] The US Trea­sury blacklisted five Iranians who allegedly supplied ballistic missile technology to Yemen’s Houthi re­­bels on Tuesday, a day after Wash­­­ington warned Tehran it faced the “strongest sanctions in history.”

The Treasury said the five placed on its sanctions list were linked to an operation by the Iranian Revolu­tionary Guard Corps to support Houthi attacks on cities in Saudi Arabia, which leads the Gulf coalition fighting the Yemeni rebels.

According to Riyadh, the Houthis have launched more than 130 ballistic missiles at Saudi Arabia since 2015, many of them intercepted by anti-missile defence systems.

In November last year they launched a missile which reached Riyadh, and the attacks have increased this year.

Iran has denied supplying missiles to the Houthis, while the group has insisted that they developed the missiles themselves.

Actions by the Revolutionary Guards “have enabled the Houthis to launch missiles at Saudi cities and oil infrastructure,” said Treas­ury Secretary Steve Mnuchin in a statement.



Afghanistan: Baby powder helping fund IS in Afghanistan
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 2 Comments 248 words Read the whole thing on page 2
More on this story from yesterday.
[DAWN] IS fighters in Afgha­nistan are making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year from illegal mining of talc, much of which ends up in the United States and Europe, advocacy group Global Witness reported on Tuesday.

About 500,000 tonnes of talc, used in products ranging from paint to baby powder, were exported from Afghanistan in the year to March, according to Afghan mining ministry figures cited in the group’s report.

Almost all went to Pakistain, where much of it is re-exported. Pakistain provides more than a third of US imports of talc and much also ends up in the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
, it said.

"Unwitting American and European consumers are inadvertently helping fund holy warrior groups in Afghanistan," Nick Donovan, Campaign Director at Global Witness, said in a statement, calling for stronger checks on imports.

#1: Sorry, not gonna 'cott my Monkey Butt power.
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2018-05-24 11:52 ||Comments

#2: Skid, I think I've seen that monkey before...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJtQhv9dp9o
Posted by: swksvolFF|| 2018-05-24 12:53 ||Comments



India-Pakistan: Rohingya militants massacred Hindus: Amnesty International
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 3 Comments 304 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[DAWN] Rohingya faceless myrmidons massacred Hindu villagers during last year’s uprising in Myanmar’s Rakhine, Amnesty Inter­national said on Tuesday in a report that sheds fresh light on the complex ethnic rivalries in the state.

The killings took place on Aug 25, 2017, the report said, the same day that the Rohingya bandidos Death Eaters staged coordinated deadly raids on police posts that tipped the state into crisis.

Myanmar’s military responded to the Death Eater raids with harsh reprisals.

The UN says the army crackdown amounted to "ethnic cleansing" of the Rohingya, with soldiers and vigilante mobs accused of killing civilians and burning down villages.

But the Rohingya faceless myrmidons have also been accused of abuses.

Those include the mass killing of Hindus in the far north of Rakhine, where the military took news hounds ‐ including AFP ‐ to witness the exhumation of putrid bodies from a grave in September.

The holy warriors, known as the Arakan Rohingya Salv­a­tion Army (ARSA), denied responsibility at the time.

But Amnesty Internati­onal said on Tuesday that a new investigation had confirmed the group killed 53 Hindus "execution-style" ‐ mostly children ‐ in the Kha Maung Seik village cluster in northern Maungdaw.

#1: the group killed 53 Hindus "execution-style" ‐ mostly children

Remember this the next time you read about the poor Rohingya.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 07:36 ||Comments

#2: Muslim Freedom Fighters™
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 09:21 ||Comments

#3: I think we all knew it was something like this. I'm shocked that AI would report it after all the caterwauling about the peaceful Rohingya being chased from their fields and their looms by those brutish Hindu and Buddhist savages.
Posted by: swksvolFF|| 2018-05-24 12:38 ||Comments



India-Pakistan: ATC wants to know when army will hand Uzair over to jail authorities
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 326 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[DAWN] KARACHI: An antiterrorism court has asked the provincial home department to inform it as to when will the military authorities shift the custody of Uzair Jan Baloch, the chief of the defunct Peoples Aman Committee (PAC), back to prison.

Nearly 62 criminal cases are pending trial against Uzair and others before different antiterrorism courts in the judicial complex.

The ATC-VI judge, who is conducting trial of a case pertaining to kidnapping and murder of a policeman against Uzair and others, sent a letter to the registrar of the provincial home department.

The letter stated that the custody of Uzair was shifted from the Central Prison Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
to the Army’s Crops-V in Karachi on April 11, 2017 in the presence of the Civil Judge and Judicial Magistrate-XI (South) for investigation in an explosives and arms case.

"Due to non-presence of accused Uzair Jan Baloch during the trial before this court, due to said reasons, the case pertaining to year 2012 could not be proceeded," stated the letter, a copy of which is available with Dawn.

"It is further directed that confirmation is required regarding the production of custody of accused Uzair Jan Baloch for hearing on each date before this court or may inform any time limit to this court regarding shifting the custody of the said accused from 5 Crops Karachi to Central Prison Karachi to avoid any further impediment," it added. The registrar was directed to submit a reply to the letter by the next date of hearing.



India-Pakistan: Govt yet to decide how and when to record statements of 27 Indian witnesses in Mumbai attacks case
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 200 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[DAWN] An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Islamabad was informed on Wednesday that the federal government will apprise the court by June 27 about its final decision regarding bringing 27 Indian citizens to the witness box in connection with Mumbai attacks case.

The Mumbai attacks, which took place in 2008, resurfaced in recent headlines, with progress in the trial coming under question, when ousted premier 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...
in an interview had asked: "Why can’t we complete the trial?"

ATC Judge Shahrukh Arjumand set the deadline of June 27 for a clarification on the status of Indian witnesses in connection with the case after the interior ministry submitted an application in this regard.



India-Pakistan: Woman, her infant son allegedly murdered by in-laws in Karachi
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 0 Comments 560 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[DAWN] A 22-year-old woman and her infant son died after falling from the eighth floor of a building in Delhi Colony area of Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
on Wednesday, hospital officials said. The dear departed were allegedly pushed from the balcony by the woman's mother-in-law, police said.

Frere cop shoppe SHO Rana Abdul Latif told Dawn that three-month-old Abdul Hadi went titzup while his mother, Ramsha, 22, succumbed to her wounds during treatment at Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre.

"It appears to be a double murder case of the mother and her infant son," said Karachi South-SSP Sarfraz Nawaz Sheikh.

The senior officer said Ramsha and Rizwan Ahmed had married a year-and-half ago against the will of Ahmed’s parents, therefore she was not accepted by his family.

Initially, the couple moved to Dubai, but some six months back they had returned to Karachi and started living with Ahmed’s parents at the family’s apartment in Delhi Colony, where the incident happened.

Also read: When in-laws become outlaws

When Ramsha and her infant son fell from the eighth floor of the building some women gathered around them. There, the maimed woman told them that she was thrown from the balcony of the flat by her mother-in-law, police said.

Initially, SSP Sheikh said that police would lodge FIR into the double murder case "after getting a proper statement of the woman’s parents and witnesses."

However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
later in the day, Frere police registered the murder case on the complaint of the dear departed woman’s father, Mohammed Khalid, and tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
the woman’s mother-in-law Nasrin Bibi and her brother-in-law Iqram over charges of involvement in the double murder, SHO Latif told Dawn.

The deadly incident, which was first portrayed as a case of suicide by the woman's in-laws, triggered fear in the densely-populated neighbourhood.



Home Front: Politix: Poll: Claire McCaskill Trails GOP Challengers by 7, 16 Percent
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 2 Comments 212 words Read the whole thing on page 6
[BREITBART] Missouri Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill
...Now, why would I pay taxes on my airplane? Send the bill to the taxpayers!...
trails not one but two Republican challengers in head-to-head matchups, according to a poll released Tuesday.
The poll by Gravis Marketing ‐ commissioned by Republican candidate Austin Peterson ‐ shows the incumbent trailing state Attorney General Josh Hawley and libertarian-leaning Petersen by more than the margin of error.

"In the first match-up, Hawley was picked by 50 percent of respondents and McCaskill was chosen by 43 percent. In the second, 56 percent of respondents chose Petersen, and 40 percent picked McCaskill. The margin of error for the survey was 3.4 percentage points," reports USA Today.

In response to the poll, Petersen said, "Both (Hawley and McCaskill) have shown themselves to be ladder-climbing career politicians who prioritize professional gain over honest representation of the electorate.

"After nearly a year of hearing Missourians express their frustration with the insider politics in Jefferson City and Washington on the campaign trail, I can’t say I’m surprised by these results."

#1: Polls don't measure how dead people vote.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 04:00 ||Comments

#2: "It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes."
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 07:34 ||Comments



Home Front: Politix: Democrat Rep. Al Green: When We Get Back The House, We'll Start Impeachment Proceedings
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 12 Comments 102 words Read the whole thing on page 6
[DAILYWIRE] Democrat Rep. Al Green (D-TX) had harsh words for President Trump late Tuesday, warning that if Democrats retake the House of Representatives in November, they´ll begin the 2019 legislative session with articles of impeachment, even if Trump hasn´t done anything to require it. Speaking to C-Span, Rep. Green suggested that he has the "right and privilege" to impeach the president, even absent evidence that the president has committed "high crimes" or "misdemeanors" by virtue of the U.S. Constitution. "There’s a good likelihood there will be articles of impeachment" brought against the President, Rep. Green said.
#1: Wanting to tickle the dragon's tail, laddie?
Posted by: Alaska Paul|| 2018-05-24 00:32 ||Comments

#2: Oily ignorant and racist is no way to go through life, son
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 01:34 ||Comments

#3: Speaking to C-Span, Rep. Green suggested that he has the "right and privilege" to impeach the president, even absent evidence that the president has committed "high crimes" or "misdemeanors" by virtue of the U.S. Constitution

If you have no use for the Constitution, neither do we. Remember, that is why the founders insisted we get to keep our guns. It was the ultimate Lefty that said "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun"
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 07:39 ||Comments

#4: If you're otherwise running on a platform of raising taxes and keeping Obamacare, I suppose this makes sense.
Posted by: Raj|| 2018-05-24 07:45 ||Comments

#5: Since this nation is a constitutionally established federal republic, the Left should be informed that; no constitution, no federal republic. Which then means, no federal government and the states revert to their individual sovereign status. And then comes the retribution by the people that the politicians so richly deserve.
Posted by: Jack Protector of the Algonquins2387|| 2018-05-24 08:52 ||Comments

#6: All of this doesn't mean shit if the senate doesn't convict.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2018-05-24 09:20 ||Comments

#7: I think that is an en-goal Jack Potector.
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2018-05-24 09:24 ||Comments

#8: How many miles is it to Quantico and Belvoir from DC and Congress? Drive time for heavy vehicles ? The Lefty's are going to reverse the Votes of the People ? Millions of ordinary people voted for Trump. I KNOW, Let's screw millions of Americans and say their Votes don't matter.
See how that works?

You want a new revolution? How well do you think New York and Massachusetts and California will do against the rest of the Country....the pink boys in tutus against the US Marines? Oh, you don't think the Marines would back the President ? Just a guess but Congress is mortal...or am I wrong? The Left can't be so STOO-pid they want to hang themselves. And DC does have lamp posts.

Maybe it won't be that bad, perhaps its an exaggeration. You happen to know any Marines? Ask one. See if they wear pink tutus.
Drive down to Quantico and just look around. Go walk around a Barracks back Quad and observe a squad stringing Machine gun ammo. Or walk around a Platoon early in the morning after Chow Hall...and shout "Fuck Trump, Hooray for Nancy Pelosi ! " in the Squad Bay ....and see what it gets you. You just MAY get a sudden and direct response.
Posted by: Groluse Schwarzeneggar2703|| 2018-05-24 09:39 ||Comments

#9: Democrats are hitting that delicate time where they need to shift messages from the nonsense that gets nutty zealots to donate are put aside so as not to scare off sane voters.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2018-05-24 10:10 ||Comments

#10: I think that is an en-goal Jack Potector.

Well, they won't like what comes after they reach their goal. They will be hunted and slaughtered mercilessly. Then the remaining Patriots could work to reconstituting the Nation, hopefully learning from some of the mistakes over the last 175 years or so.
Posted by: Jack Protector of the Algonquins2387|| 2018-05-24 10:42 ||Comments

#11: Let us all hope and pray the Dems go "full retard" for the upcoming election.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418|| 2018-05-24 11:36 ||Comments

#12: AH9418,

How could you tell the difference from usual?
Posted by: AlanC|| 2018-05-24 12:34 ||Comments



-War on Police-: Bodycam video reveals woman lied about being raped by cop who pulled her over for DUI
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 5 Comments 121 words Read the whole thing on page 3
  • [Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] Sherita Dixon-Cole, 37, claimed through a high-profile civil rights lawyer that Texas Highway Trooper Daniel Hubbard raped her during a traffic stop Sunday

  • Her story was picked up by blogger Shaun King, who quoted Hubbard as telling Dixon-Cole: 'why don't you just give me some of that sweet p***y'

  • Attorney Lee Merritt alleged that the officer groped and vaginally penetrated the woman

  • Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday released two-hour body camera video, which showed no evidence of misconduct on Hubbard's part

  • Merritt later released a statement apologizing to Hubbard and his family and taking responsibility for amplifying Dixon-Cole's false claims

#1: I thought women never lie about rape?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2018-05-24 03:58 ||Comments

#2: Attorney Lee Merritt to the bar.
Posted by: Procopius2k|| 2018-05-24 07:31 ||Comments

#3: blogger Shaun "Talcum X" King, who quoted Hubbard as telling Dixon-Cole: 'why don't you just give me some of that sweet p***y'

Of course this liar was quoting another liar. Won't apologize
Posted by: Frank G|| 2018-05-24 07:36 ||Comments

#4: Projection.
Posted by: Cajun Man|| 2018-05-24 10:35 ||Comments

#5: Barkeep!
'Round of lawsuits here! And a special disbarment for Mr. 'No' Merritt down there on the end.
Posted by: swksvolFF|| 2018-05-24 12:10 ||Comments



-Short Attention Span Theater-: DNA search for evidence of Loch Ness monster to begin
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 3 Comments 457 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[NYDAILYNEWS] Scientists in Scotland are preparing for a two-week-long DNA sweep of Loch Ness next month to map out all of the living creatures that inhabit it ‐ like, perhaps, the Loch Ness monster.The team in charge of the genetic coding of the U.K.'s largest freshwater ecosystem is skeptical that it will find any evidence of the mythical creature; but isn't completely ruling it out.
"Hoot, mon! We need tae take some swabs from auld Nessie!"
"I'm going into this thinking it's unlikely there is a monster, but I want to test that hypothesis," lead researcher Neil Gemmell told The Guardian. "What we'll get is a really nice survey of the biodiversity of Loch Ness."
"Nae, Jock! You take the Nessie swabs, I'll get the rest!"
And that's the crux of the research trip. More interesting to the scientists than past sightings of Nessi is the knowledge they will gain from the DNA fragments left behind in the feathers, fur and feces of the animals that have moved through the loch. They expect to discover evidence of new species, particularly that of bacteria strains.
"Ye hae no idea how to take a swab from yon wee bacterium!"
"While the prospect of looking for evidence of the Loch Ness monster is the hook to this project, there is an extraordinary amount of new knowledge that we will gain from the work about organisms that inhabit Loch Ness," Gemmell said.
"O' course aye do! Aye'll use yon eentsy weentsy swab!"
The focus on fact hasn't dampened the excitement of some believers, however. A local expert, Adrian Shine, who's joining the hunt from the Loch Ness Project, said last year that people still hope the "monster" is real because, "people tend to look for something bigger than themselves ‐ something frightening, something mysterious or something hidden."
"So ye get to swab yon gigantic sleekit carnivorous beastie!"
The legend of the water creature dates back to a seventh century story about St. Columba who allegedly saved a man from the beast by ordering it to back down. More recently, a 1934 newspaper picture known as "the surgeon's photograph" of a long-necked animal rekindled interest and since then, over 1,000 people have claimed to have spotted it - even though the photo was debunked as a fake in 1994.
"Hoot! Here's yer Saint Columba medallion! Get tae work!"
#1: I know, row about a mile into the Loch and dip a swab in the water and then place the wet little wick in a test tube and then hurry back and have it EXTENSIVELY analyzed SCIENTIFICALLY. Then tell us all what you find....DNA wise, I mean.

OR swab the wet rocks selectively and be sure and do a representative swab on a few algae and fish selectively , carefully now, be thorough.. Have we missed anything?

Maybe drop an anchor into the bottom mud, DNA sample that too. Just to be sure. Loch Ness is a BIG place...and Nessie has to have a Breeding Population to maintain a "monster" for how many hundreds of years , is it? Not just one, mind you. Say a breeding population of say...fifty creatures, at least. Got that?
Posted by: Groluse Schwarzeneggar2703|| 2018-05-24 09:54 ||Comments

#2: Took a bunch of pictures ontop of Urquhart castle (the ruins you occasionally see in Loch Ness pictures). Sunny day, bunch of boats and waterskiiers in the water.

Later the film was developed and we saw the monster. Dark shape sticking up out of the water with a wake, looked like a dinosaur head.

Then we looked through all the photos and found the same shape again, this time you could see the shape was a bit clearer, you could see the water skis, the outstretched arms holding the tow rope were clear and no longer looked like a snout, and the boat was barely in the shot.

Couldn't help wonder how many sightings involved a similar event with the second photo unavailable or destroyed.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2018-05-24 10:09 ||Comments

#3: Is that DNA or rare cask Macallan?
Posted by: AlanC|| 2018-05-24 12:30 ||Comments



-Land of the Free: 90 Migrants Packed in Tractor-Trailer Found by Texas Police
Posted by Fred 05/24/2018  00:00 3 Comments 163 words Read the whole thing on page 1
[BREITBART] A Department of Public Safety (DPS) trooper discovered nearly 90 illegal immigrants colonists packed like human cargo in the back of a tractor-trailer in South Texas. The discovery came following a traffic stop.

The DPS trooper stopped an 18-wheeler headed northbound on U.S. Highway 77 near Raymondville, Texas, on Tuesday night. After obtaining permission to search the vehicle, the trooper found nearly 90 illegal immigrants colonists locked in the truck’s trailer with no way of escape. After finding the human cargo, the trooper called Border Patrol officials and emergency medical services to evaluate and treat the migrants colonists, ValleyCentral.com reported.
#1: With today's TX heat, if DPS had waited until this evening, they would have found 90 vegetables.
Posted by: Uleasing Barnsmell2087|| 2018-05-24 08:33 ||Comments

#2: Makes one ask just how bad it is to BE a Mexican IN Mexico if they are willing to get IN a a semiTruck in 100*F heat and be LOCKED IN for an indefinite time for the ride across the border. Standing Room only? If you faint from dehydration and the temp you can't even fall down.

What is the mariachi band national Anthem of Mexico....anybody know the words? Sing it for me. Big sombrero and tight pants. "Ai yi yi yi ...GAZpacho ! "
Posted by: Groluse Schwarzeneggar2703|| 2018-05-24 08:47 ||Comments

#3: Migrants, not necessarily Mexicans.
They should only pack children.
They would get more to the box.
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2018-05-24 11:47 ||Comments



Science & Technology: Boeing gets the go ahead for folding wings that will let its massive 777x megajet fit into normal airport gates
Posted by Skidmark 05/24/2018  00:00 2 Comments 0 words Read the whole thing on page 3