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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Fentanyl bust nets enough drugs to wipe out population of Ohio
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/09/2017 08:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [415 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Interesting that they don’t say anything abut this drug ring they busted. Though in Columbus, Ohio, home of The Ohio State University, they could be anybody at all.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 9:18 Comments || Top||

#2  FTA:
“How do you stop illegal supplies of illicit drugs?” he said. “I’m not sure we have many good answers to that right now.”

How about cracking down on subsidized, no customs inspected, parcel post from mainland China? Huh? {crickets}
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/09/2017 9:50 Comments || Top||

#3  Also noted, this is a illegal supply problem, prescriptions are under control. NO mention of product origin though. Possibly don't want to distress the chinese manufacturing or the mexican delivery systems.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/09/2017 9:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, the wall won't do much good if we're letting the chicoms mail it to our doorsteps.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 12/09/2017 10:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Centers for Disease Control:
Most of the increases in fentanyl deaths over the last three years do not involve prescription fentanyl but are related to illicitly-made fentanyl that is being mixed with or sold as heroin—with or without the users’ knowledge
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/09/2017 10:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Simple, get caught with it, have a bunch injected and they never commit another crime.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 12/09/2017 13:09 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ that works. Shows remarkable success in reducing recidivism.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/09/2017 14:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Hell the real deal is way better than heroin.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/09/2017 14:36 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, there goes the rest of the people watching the Browns.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 12/09/2017 16:30 Comments || Top||

#10  Maybe Browns fans are doing away with themselves out of despair.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/09/2017 18:51 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban’s major treatment facility busted in Wardak province
I think the reporter means to be writing about a hospital, possibly connected to a training camp, but it is not quite clear.
[KhaamaPress] A major training facility used by the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
snuffies has been busted by the Afghan cops during an operation in central Maidan Wardak province that resulted into the killing of several bad boys.

The Maidan Wardak police officials said the treatment facility was discovered an operation in Syedabad district on Thursday.

The officials further added that the facility was used for the treatment of the Taliban snuffies from different provinces including Paktia, Ghazni, and other restive parts of the country.

According to the officials, several Taliban snuffies including some of their commanders were killed during the operation and some weapons and ammunition were also seized.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including the Taliban snuffies have not commented regarding the report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban suffer $4m financial loss as F-18s bomb drug labs in Helmand
[Khaama Press] The US forces based in Afghanistan in coordination with the Afghan cops carried out more Arclight airstrikes on Taliban
...Arabic for students...
drugs production facilities in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province, incurring a financial loss of up to $4 million.

"Carrier-based U.S. Navy F/A-18 Super Hornets conduct a strike on multiple Taliban narcotics production facilities in Helmand province on December 7, 2017, as part of an ongoing campaign by the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) and United States Forces-Afghanistan (USFOR-A) to cut off the Taliban’s economic lifelines and degrade their ability to continue operations," the US Forces Afghanistan said in a statement.

The statement further added that the strike was one of several, conducted overnight, that contributed to the destruction of nearly $4 million in direct Taliban revenues.

A video purportedly showing the bombing of one of the facility was also published online by the US forces.

This comes as the commander of the NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
-led Resolute Support Mission and the US forces in Afghanistan Gen. John Nicholson said last month that the attacks on Taliban financial engine will continue as heavy losses have been inflicted on the group and its associated in recent raids.

"In just over three days’ worth of operations, the Afghan 215th Corps, their special forces commandos, their air force, in close cooperation with U.S. forces, removed between $7 million and $10 million of revenue from the Taliban’s pocketbook," Gen. Nicholson said.

He also added "And the overall cost to the drug trafficking organizations approached $48 million. So these strikes were just the first step in attacking the Taliban’s financial engine, and they will continue."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Actually it was a training exercise and they were Nazi meth labs in Kentucky!
Posted by: Bubba the Great4743 || 12/09/2017 13:59 Comments || Top||


Explosion In Nangarhar Mosque Leaves One Dead
[ToloNews] An kaboom inside a mosque in Mohmand Dara district in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province, the east of Afghanistan, left one dead and at least eight others maimed, a press statement from Nangarhar governor’s office said.

The imam of the mosque lost his life in this kaboom which occurred when the worshippers were doing the Friday prayers.

The statement said the maimed were taken to nearby health centers in the province and their condition is not critical.

This is not the first attack on mosques in the country. Many mosques in Kabul, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
and Ghor provinces were attacked this year, leaving dozens of people dead and maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [245 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With mosque explosions one is never quite sure if it's an attack or a work accident.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/09/2017 13:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Only one dead = work accident, Glenmore
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2017 16:51 Comments || Top||


Nearly 20 Taliban Militants Killed In Commandos’ Operation
[ToloNews] At least 20 Talibs were killed and 12 others were maimed in a Special Force operation in Kunduz province, local official said Friday.

The operation was conducted by the Special Force Unit of the Afghan National Army in Imam Sahib district in the north of Kunduz city, said Jawed Salim, front man for commando troops.

The operation was conducted in the past 24 hours, Salim said.

He said the operation is ongoing in the area.

Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
has not commented on the report.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan, US Special Forces To Target Insurgents In North
[ToloNews] Pentagon officials said the United States forces in Afghanistan along the Afghan National Army's (ANA) Special Forces are preparing to eliminate ISIS Lions of Islam in Afghanistan’s north, especially in Faryab province.

According to Pentagon, the US forces in coordination with the Afghan Special Forces have photographed and surveyed the ISIS myrmidons’ strongholds in Faryab and Jawzjan provinces from air and these hideouts will soon be targeted from air and ground.

Afghan Interior Ministry meanwhile said in these operations, the Afghan and US soldiers will eliminate Deash operatives in the two provinces.

"Planning, investigative and intelligence process have been finalized in this respect," a front man for Interior Ministry Nusrat Rahimi said.

Although before this government officials rejected existence of ISIS in Faryab, but recent reports indicate that Qari Hekmatullah, a commander of a group of 145 gunnies, carry out activities in support of ISIS group in Jawzjan’s Qush Tepa district which borders with Faryab’s Bulcharagh district.

"Foreign Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters, opposition groups to Uzbekistan and other counties who fight in Afghanistan, all exist here," Faryab Governor Mohammad Humayun Fawzi said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system...
ANA Special Forces said they have launched special operations in Faryab.

"In a special night raid that we had in parts of Ghormach district, we killed four holy warriors and maimed six others. Our operations are ongoing in north and north-east," Jawed Salim, front man of the ANA Special Forces said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [161 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa North
Five Brotherhood members arrested for 'exploiting Trump's Jerusalem decision to incite violence'
[AlAhram] Egypt's interior ministry said it has nabbed
Please don't kill me!
five people belonging to the banned Moslem Brüderbund group for exploiting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel to incite protests aimed at destabilizing the country.

One of the Brotherhood's runaway members in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
shared an online video inciting people to protest and commit violent acts against the state, the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

The video was followed by similar statements from a group affiliated with the Brotherhood calling on people to demonstrate and use improvised bombs to incite chaos and obstruct traffic, it added.

Four men and a woman accused of preparing the plot have been arrested while in possession of 50 IED’s, the statement added.

The ministry said investigations showed the group was planning to carry out violent and damaging acts following the weekly Friday prayers to "trigger [festivities] with police, incite violence...and create an image if insecurity and instability."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Britain
British Jihadist who Fought in Syria Gets 10 Years
[AnNahar] A British jihadist who fought to overturn Libyan strongman Muammar Qadaffy
...who single-handedly turned a moderately prosperous kingdom into a dictator's fantasyland and was then murdered by his indignant subjects 42 years later...
and joined the ranks of 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....
group in Syria was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Mohammed Abdallah, 26, who has dual British and Libyan nationality, joined the "Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
Brigade" in 2011 along with his brother, Abdalraouf.

Abdallah's brother was shot and paralyzed from the waist down in battle, the trial in London heard.

In 2014, Abdallah headed to Syria with help from his wheelchair-bound brother, who set up a "hub" for would be IS fighters from his home in Manchester, northern England.

He was enjugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
when he returned to London's Heathrow airport in September 2014.

In 2016, Sky News published files from an IS defector which listed Abdallah as a specialist sniper with expertise in using the "Dushka" -- a Russian-made heavy machine gun.

Abdallah was found guilty on Thursday of possessing a Kalashnikov assault rifle, receiving £2,000 (2,300 euros, $2,700) for terrorism and membership of IS.

Abdallah in court denied pledging allegiance to IS and said he was instead imprisoned by jihadists. He claimed he had only traveled to Syria to donate money to poor people.

But judge Maura McGowan said Abdallah had "bragged" about acquiring weapons and was "totally committed" to signing up to the IS group.

"Your commitment to violence abroad is clear and you have not shown any sign of changing your views or attitudes," she said.

Abdallah's trial was delayed after a terror attack at Manchester Arena in May this year by bomber Salman Abedi, in which 22 people were killed.

Abedi attended the same mosque as the Abdallah brothers and reportedly visited Abdalraouf in prison in the months leading up to the attack.
The Daily Mail adds their customary collection of photos, and lays out in great detail how the Abdallah brothers are connected to the rest of the Manchester Libyan jihadi crowd, including Manchester Arena jacket wallah Salman Abedi.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Iraqi border guards repel ISIS attack
[ALMASDARNEWS] Iraqi border guards have successfully repelled an ISIS attack on the al-Walid border crossing between Iraq and Syria on Friday.

The al-Walid crossing, in the western Anbar province of Iraq, was attacked by ISIS bandidos forces of Evil coming from the Syrian side of the border. According to military sources, the 2nd Regiment of the Maghaweer Border Guards Brigade suffered two casualties, while killing at least 10 ISIS fighters and driving them back into the Syrian desert.
Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Advance by Iraqi forces near Syrian border, 11,000km2 liberated in 24 hours
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Iraqi Armed Forces launched a large-scale offensive in western Iraq, today, targeting 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 (IS) last pocket along the Syrian border.

Led by the army and Hashd al-Sha’abi, the Iraqi Armed Forces scored massive gains across the western countryside of Iraq, liberating several villages that were occupied by the Islamic State for years.

According to a military report, the Iraqi Army liberated at least 7,000 square kilometers of territory between the Saleheddine, Nineveh, and al-Anbar governorates.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, Buford bit the snake and Eloise began speaking in tongues...
their counterparts from Hashd al-Sha’abi managed to liberate at least 4,300 square kilometers of occupied territory themselves.
Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Five civilians wounded in southern Baghdad bomb blast
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Five civilians were maimed in a kaboom, south of Baghdad, a security source said on Friday.

"A bomb went kaboom! near a market in al-Nahrawan region, south of the capital," the source told Baghdad Today website.

"The blast left five civilians injured," according to the source, who asked to remain anonymous. "Ambulances transferred the maimed to hospital for treatment."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:


Clearing the western desert ‘twixt Ninevah and Anbar

Over thirty villages combed within operation to comb desert regions

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi joint troops managed to comb over thirty villages within the second part of operations at Upper Euphrates and Jazirah region, the military media said.

In a statement on Friday, Lt. Gen. Abdul Amir Yarallah, commander of Upper Euphrates and Jazira Combing Operations, said the pro-government al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) managed to purge 35 villages and an area of 4,300 square kilometers.

“The operation comes within the second part of the second phase of operations to comb Jazirah and Upper Euphrates regions,” he added.

Iraqi joint troops started on Friday the second phase of military operations to comb the western desert, ahead of declaring the full liberation of Iraqi territories.

The operation seeks that troops meet in the desert between northern Nineveh and western Anbar in a road that stretches for 200 square kilometers, adjacent to borders with Syria.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi said in November that his country has defeated Islamic State over the military level, but will declare final victory after desert areas are purged of militants.

Brig. Gen. Yehia Rasool, spokesperson for the Joint Operations Command said in remarks last week that the second phase of operations to clear borders near Syria from Islamic State militants will launch soon. An area of 14,000 out of 29,000 square kilometers in the desert has been cleared by IS militants.

Islamic State members fled western desert toward Syrian borders: PMFs

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The pro-government paramilitary troops have said several Islamic State militants escaped the western desert toward Syrian borders.

“The intelligence of al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) confirmed that several IS members fled the desert toward the Syrian borders,” the media service said in a statement on Friday.

Troops are advancing from seven directions in the depth of al-Badiya desert and started on Friday combing several villages from remnants of the war.

Security personnel wounded while repelling IS attack near Syrian borders

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi border troops have thwarted an attack by Islamic State against border crossing with Syria, a security source from Anbar said on Friday.

“Border troops repulsed an IS attack against headquarters, north of al-Waleed crossing, coming from Syria,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Two personnel were wounded while repelling the attack,” the source, who preferred anonymity, added. “Losses were inflicted on the militants, who retreated back to the Syrian lands.”

Security troops control the crossing as well as an area of 80 kilometers in the north of the crossing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Army officer killed, two soldiers wounded in house explosion in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) An army officer was killed, while two other soldiers were maimed as a booby-trapped house went kaboom! in western Anbar, a security source said on Friday.

"While security troops were inspecting regions in Rawa, a booby-trapped house in al-Mu’alimin district went kaboom!, leaving a lieutenant general killed and two soldiers severely injured," the source from Anbar Operations Command told BasNews.

"Tens of booby-trapped houses in Rawa have not been identified yet, 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....
planted hundreds of bombs before the the town was liberated," the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Security troops, according to the source, are keen on securing the civilians fearing further kabooms caused by the war remnants.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Four police personnel killed in bomb blast, south of Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) Four police personnel were killed in a kaboom, south of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, an officer from Nineveh police department said on Friday.

"Four personnel from the Federal Police were killed in a kaboom that targeted their patrol passing at al-Athba village," Cap. Ahmed Shehab told BasNews.

"Troops cordoned off the blast spot and transferred the victims to forensic medicine department in Mosul. Investigations were conducted, while a campaign was launched in the region," he added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack
[AP] Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which has roiled the region and the larger Muslim world.

The Israeli military said it targeted four Hamas facilities in response to rockets fired the previous day, including one that landed in the town of Sderot without causing casualties or major damage. The military said it struck military warehouses and weapons manufacturing sites, after which Hamas said it recovered the bodies of two of its men.

Israel considers Hamas responsible for all rocket fire emanating from Gaza, which is home to other armed groups. Some residents of Sderot and other border towns spent the night in shelters, fearful of a resumption of rocket attacks from Gaza that have led to three Israel-Hamas wars over the past decade.

The flare-up followed clashes Friday between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in dozens of West Bank hotspots and along the Gaza border. Two Palestinians were shot dead in Gaza and dozens were wounded in the West Bank. In Jerusalem, prayers at Islam’s third-holiest site dispersed largely without incident. Large crowds of worshippers across the Muslim world staged anti-U.S. marches Friday, some stomping on posters of Donald Trump or burning American flags.

Saturday marked the third Palestinian "day of rage" following Trump’s announcement and more protests were expected. In Bethlehem, Palestinians hurled stones at Israeli troops, who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades.

Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem, and his intention to move the U.S. Embassy there, triggered denunciations from around the world, with even close allies suggesting he had needlessly stirred more conflict in an already volatile region. The status of the city lies at the core of the Israeli-Palestinians conflict, and Trump’s move was widely perceived as siding with Israel. Even small crises over Jerusalem’s status and that if the holy sites in its Old City have sparked deadly bloodshed in the past.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement and other groups have called for mass protests while its rival, the Gaza-based Islamic militant Hamas, is calling for a third violent uprising against Israel, though such appeals have largely fizzled as Palestinians have become disillusioned with their leaders.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/09/2017 06:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Israel bomb Gaza, 10 injured, fights with Hamas
[ALMASDARNEWS] Israel have just bombed sites in Northern Gazoo Strip, claiming an attack was launched against the holy warrior fighting wing of Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,.

However,
the way to a man's heart remains through his stomach...
10 civilians were maimed at the the site of their homes, in the Sheikh Zayed towers (Northern Gazoo). Gazook infrastructure has been destroyed as a result also.

The injured are currently being treated at the Indonesian hospital.

Al-Qassam and the IOF have been reported to have exchanged fire.

Two Gazooks were also rubbed out earlier today, during demonstrations.

Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Rocket fired from Gaza strikes Israel
[ALMASDARNEWS] A rocket fired from the Gazoo Strip has reportedly struck an Israeli settlement, tonight, the Israeli military reported.

No casualties were reported.

The rocket was fired shortly after Israeli warplanes bombarded the Gazoo Strip, wounding as many as 25 people

Israel alleged their Arclight airstrikes were targeting a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", hideout, despite the fact another Paleostinian group grabbed credit.
Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  No inherent grasp of cause-and-effect.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/09/2017 3:34 Comments || Top||


Massive explosions heard in Gaza after Israeli warplanes launch airstrikes
[ALMASDARNEWS] At approximately 9:15 P.M. (Jerusalem Time), the Israeli Air Force began launching Arclight airstrikes above the Gazoo Strip, hitting several towns near the occupied territories.

According to Paleostinian activists, the Israeli warplanes hit several buildings inside the Gazoo Strip tonight, causing loud kabooms that could be heard from several towns in this coastal region.

No casualties have been reported thus far.

Israel claims these airstrikes are in retaliation for the previous rocket attack that was conducted by the Paleostinian paramilitary forces in Gazoo.

Since 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 decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, at least two Paleostinians have been killed and over 250 others have been maimed by the Israeli forces in Gazoo and the West Bank
Posted by: Fred || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Mosque hit?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/09/2017 5:25 Comments || Top||

#2  #1Mosque hit?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru


Yep, obligatory secondaries
Posted by: Frank G || 12/09/2017 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  To crush your enemies, drive them before you and watch the secondary explosions of their mosques.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/09/2017 15:23 Comments || Top||


5,000 Palestinians hold violent protests across West Bank, Gaza over Jerusalem
[IsraelTimes] IDF braces for further festivities on Saturday, after 200 injured, most of them lightly, in riots against Trump's recognition of Israel's capital; two killed at Gazoo fence

Security assessments had expected tens of thousands to take part in the Friday protests and the IDF had been particularly concerned that "lone wolf" attackers could try to carry out terror attacks.
An estimated 5,000 Paleostinian protesters held demonstrations and clashed with Israeli security forces at some 30 locations across the West Bank and Gazoo Strip on Friday after midday prayers, in a show of anger over US 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 declared recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
That the protests were thus far so much smaller and less violent than expected is very interesting. One wonders if the arrests of the past year have influenced current behaviour...

Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/09/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  perhaps most Paleos are too busy going about their lives to give a shit
Posted by: Frank G || 12/09/2017 7:40 Comments || Top||

#2  Frank G, that would be definite progress. We can only hope.
Posted by: Tom || 12/09/2017 9:35 Comments || Top||


Third rocket from Gaza explodes in residential Sderot
[IsraelTimes] Projectile damages parked cars; two people suffer shock. Attack comes after IDF targets 2 Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, sites in response to earlier rocket-fire, reportedly wounding at least 14

A rocket fired from the Gazoo Strip went kaboom! in the Israeli town of Sderot Friday night, causing damage to several parked cars.

There were no casualties, though two people suffered shock.

"There was a huge kaboom. I heard glass shatter and car alarms. The house’s walls shook," a resident told the Ynet news website.

The rocket was the third launch of the evening, and came shortly after Israel struck Hamas targets in Gazoo in response to the previous projectile-fire.

The Israel Defense Forces said it hit a Hamas training facility and a weapons depot belonging to the terror group.

The Hamas-run health ministry in Gazoo said that 14 people were maimed, suffering what it described as light to moderate injuries. Rooters reported that as many as 25 people were maimed, including six children.

Witnesses told the news agency that most of the casualties were not Hamas men but civilians who lived in a building near the training camp.

The strike on Hamas positions came shortly after the army said its Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a rocket fired from Gazoo. Sirens blared in communities near the Gazoo border soon afterwards, as a second rocket was fired. The army said it did not identify an impact.

The IDF said there were no injuries or damage from those earlier rockets.
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Olde Tyme Religion
Protests Sweep Muslim World against Trump's Jerusalem Move
[AnNahar] Tens of thousands of people erupted into the streets of Moslem and Arab countries across the world Friday to protest against U.S. 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 recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in a show of solidarity with the Paleostinians.

Demonstrators at the protests which followed the weekly prayers in mosques vented their anger at the unilateral decision which has sparked widespread international criticism.

In the Paleostinian territories at least one Paleostinian was killed in festivities with Israeli troops.

Trump's announcement on Wednesday prompted an almost universal diplomatic backlash, including warnings from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and Russia over the risks of fresh violence in the Middle East.

"Jerusalem is the capital of Paleostine," chanted crowds in Jordan, one of only two Arab states to have made peace with Israel, where an estimated 20,000 people poured into the streets of Amman and other cities, AFP correspondents said.

They carried banners reading "Go to Hell!," directed at Israel and the United States, and set ablaze the two countries' flags.

Hundreds of demonstrators, circled by anti-riot police, also gathered outside al-Azhar mosque in the capital of Egypt, which in 1979 became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with the Jewish state.

"We will sacrifice our soul, our blood for you, al-Aqsa," they pledged, referring to the mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem that is the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...


- War-torn countries -
Thousands of Lebanese and Paleostinians demonstrated in Leb and its refugee camps, while similar joint protests were staged in Syria despite the country's brutal war.

In another war-torn country, thousands of Yemeni rebel supporters rallied in Sanaa under the banner "Jerusalem is the capital of Paleostine".

"This case belongs to all Moslems and no one has the right to sell it out," Mohammed Ali al-Huthi, a Huthi rebel leader, shouted to the crowd.

"Jerusalem is ours and Jerusalem belongs to the Arabs," hundreds of Iraqi demonstrators chanted in the Sadr City district of Baghdad, where Israeli and American flags were also torched.

"Death to America! Death to Israel!" was the rallying cry as thousands demonstrated in Tehran and other Iranian cities. Several banners read: "We will stand tall until the destruction of Israel."

Thousands of pro-Paleostinian supporters marched after prayers at the Ottoman Fatih mosque in the center of Istanbul.

"We consider Jerusalem as the bastion of the Moslem community ... We are here to show our unity and our strength," said protester Doguhan, 17.

- Protests in Asia -
In Asia, thousands of protesters demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in Malaysia, condemning Trump's decision as a "slap in the face" for Moslems worldwide.

They carried banners that read: "Hands off Jerusalem" and "Down USA President Trump".

In neighboring Indonesia, the world's most populous Moslem-majority country, several hundred people demonstrated outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, unfurling a large Paleostinian flag.

In Afghanistan, more than 1,000 protesters hit the streets after Friday prayers in Kabul.

They burnt effigies of Trump as well as American and Israeli flags. A few dozen tried to reach the heavily-barricaded U.S. embassy, but were pushed back by local security forces.

Around 2,500 demonstrators also protested in the western city of Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, an AFP correspondent reported.

Hundreds erupted into the streets in Pakistain, including in the capital Islamabad. The protesters chanted "Death to Trump" and "Trump is mad."
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#1  Muslims have never done anything positive for the USA so tough titties.
Posted by: 3dc || 12/09/2017 3:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Moslems are wrong about....
Well, everything
Posted by: Newc || 12/09/2017 13:14 Comments || Top||

#3  They could at least make me a sammich.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/09/2017 14:43 Comments || Top||

#4  ... or a shawarma.
Posted by: SteveS || 12/09/2017 15:26 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Military: Maute militants remain a menace
[PhilStar] Despite the liberation of Marawi City from the Maute group, the ISIS-affiliated group remains a threat to the region.

On October 17, Philippine president Duterte declared the liberation of Marawi following the deaths of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and one of the Maute brothers, Omar Maute. The remaining members of the Maute group are attempting to recover by recruiting new members, however.

Military spokesman Restituto Padilla said,"They still remain to be a threat. Although they have been significantly degraded in terms of capability and manpower, those who survived that siege still remain at large."

According to the military, remaining militants are recruiting children, women and the relatives of those who were killed in battle through the enticement of cash rewards.

Aside from the Maute group, there are also threats of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur and Cotabato while the Abu Sayyaf still exists in Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.

According to DILG officer-in-charge Catalino Cuy, continuing threats from terrorist groups prompted the Philippine National Police to recommend an extension of martial law in Mindanao for another year. The military has expressed its support for the proposed extension.
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Abu Sayyaf rebels trying to sneak from Sulu to Sabah
[PhilStar] Abu Sayyaf militants have been trying to escape from Sulu to go to Sabah, Malaysia amid intensified military operations, Philippine military officials said yesterday.

Military spokesperson Jo-Ann Petinglay said they have tightened security in Sulu Sea in addition to conducting joint naval patrols with Malaysia and Indonesia under the Trilateral Maritime Patrol Agreement. She said, "Some of these terrorists will try to…sneak into nearby Sabah by pretending to be ordinary fishermen or travelers."

On Monday, Abu Paliyak, alias Paliyak Yusof, suspected in recent kidnappings in Sulu, was killed by Sabah security forces in the waters off Lahad Datu.

Petinglay said the Eastern Security Command of Sabah is also monitoring a group of kidnappers based in Sitangkai, Tawi-Tawi.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
‘Packs’ of ISIS car bombs shatter Syrian Army ranks during final stage of Deir Ezzor offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] It has become apparent that the final phase of the Syrian Arab Army’s offensive to clear the western shore of the Euphrates River between the cities of Deir Ezzor and Abu Kamal has witnessed one of the highest usages of boom-mobiles by ISIS per area of operations and time period.

In the words of a Syrian Army Tiger Forces soldier, recently quoted over pro-government social media, "ISIS’s SVBIEDs [boom-mobiles] came to us in packs to hinder our advance."

The Syrian Army source also added that "the hardest moments of life is to see one of the vehicles of death coming towards you to splatter your guts everywhere," insisting nonetheless that "their [ISIS’s] SVBIEDs still couldn’t save them [from ultimate defeat]."

Syrian pro-government forces, led by the army’s elite Tiger Forces Division, commenced the final stage of their offensive to clear ISIS elements from the western shore of the Euphrates River just over two weeks ago.

Considering that cities like Deir Ezzor, al-Mayadeen and Abu Kamal had already been liberated, it was assumed that the last string of towns and villages dotting the western Euphrates shore were going to be easy work.

In the event, ISIS offered a then hitherto unseen degree of resistance at towns like al-Qurayya and al-Asharah, as well as at Salhiyah where boom-mobiles and small counterattacks delivered a significant amount of damage on Syrian Army ranks.

Several days ago, Syrian pro-government forces officially completed their clearance of the western Euphrates shore, declaring it to be free of ISIS.

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Jihadist civil war in Idlib, Hama racks up over 440 dead terrorists
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist civil war taking place along the Idlib-Hama axis has racked up a whopping 440 dead Lions of Islam in the last 60 days, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) alleged on Friday.

The jihadist civil war began in October, when the 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....
(IS) launched an attack against the al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
rebel group inside the northeastern countryside of the Hama Governorate.

As a result of the Islamic State’s offensive, the terrorist group has now entered the Idlib Governorate and captured several towns inside this province in northern Syria.

Making matters worse for the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, they find themselves under a heavy attack from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) near the strategic town of al-Rahjan.

With the pressure mounting, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham may not hold onto al-Rahjan for much longer, as the Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces redeploy their troops to the northeastern countryside of Hama.
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Ahrar al-Sham commander eliminated in Idlib
[ALMASDARNEWS] A assassination by unknown assailants has hit the Syrian rebel group Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
in the Idlib province on Friday, marking the first time in months that this specific group was hit by such an liquidation.

Ahrar al-Sham commander Abu Abdo Dahriyah was shot and killed together with tho of his associates, when unidentified attacked gunned him down. The liquidation was very similar to a row of similar assassinations that has been rocking the al-Qaeda affiliated group Hayyat Tahrir al-Sham
(HTS), formerly known as the al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front, for the past several months.

The resemblance in attacks, as well as the strategic situation in Idlib, may indicate involvement from terrorist organization ISIS, which has recently started making entry into the Idlib Governorate. ISIS forces have been trying to infiltrate Idlib from the small pocket of land it currently holds in the north of Hama province. Sleeper cells tied to the terrorist group are known for their assassinations, that mostly targeted rival HTS holy warriors until now.
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SDF tribal leader reportedly defects to Syrian Army in Deir Ezzor
[ALMASDARNEWS] A tribal commander from the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has allegedly defected to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), several pro-government pages reported on Friday.

The commander was identified as Yasser al-Dahleh; he was the tribal leader of the al-Bakara tribe in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.

According to pro-government pages, Dahleh was able to defect to the Syrian Army’s side with help from Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi (Popular Mobilization Units).
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Syrian airbase bombed out of existence by Russian warplanes
[ALMASDARNEWS] Yesterday the Russian Aerospace Forces grouping in Syria carried out an unprecedented number of Arclight airstrikes against bully boy targets in the country’s northwest, bombing among many things a key jihadist-occupied airbase.

According to reports, one of the prime targets for Russian airpower yesterday was the Abu Duhur airbase which straddles the administrative borders between Aleppo and Idlib provinces.

Warplanes are said to have bombed jihadist fighters and assets within the key military installation over the course of at least five sorties.

Following the virtual defeat of ISIS in eastern Syria, the Russian Aerospace Forces grouping in the country has shifted its operational focus towards the rebel-held northwest of the country.

According to military-affiliated sources, on Friday, Russian warplanes carried out over one hundred airstrikes against bully boy positions, gatherings, bases and movements in the provinces of Idlib and Hama.

At the present time, Syrian pro-government forces are embroiled in an offensive against jihadist-led militias in northwest Syria. One the key strategic objectives of this offensive is to reclaim the Abu Duhur airbase.

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