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-Lurid Crime Tales-
'White powder' sent to Pres.Obama's DC office just 24 hours after Don & Vanessa Trump got similar package
[DailyMail]
  • Police are investigation a 'white substance' that was sent to the former president's office in DC

  • Obama leases the space to conduct his business from while in the capital

  • Incident was reported around 12.30pm at 1250 24th St NW in DC

  • It was mailed to the office in a letter with no return address and is thought to be baby powder

  • The office is about a mile from his DC home in the Kalorama neighborhood

  • Comes just a day after Donald Trump Jr's wife Vanessa opened a letter with white powder sent to their New York home
It’s starting to get interesting...
Letter with white powder for Trump Jr. calls him 'awful,' says he'll get what he 'deserves'

[FOXNEWS] The written contents of an envelope containg a white powder received Monday by 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...
Jr.’s wife said the president's son would get what he "deserves," the NYPD confirmed to Fox News on Tuesday.

"You’re an awful person and now you get what you deserve," the threatening note read, according to police.

President Trump’s daughter-in-law, Vanessa, opened the letter addressed to her husband around 10 a.m. She was subsequently taken to the hospital as a precaution, along with two others, police said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [348 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Damage control?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/14/2018 10:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Did he send the cornstarch to himself?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/14/2018 10:35 Comments || Top||

#3  What was the hate message inside?

"You are not the worst president in history", perhaps?
Posted by: Bobby || 02/14/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  I just checked the Daily Mail article to see if there were any updates, as the Daily Mail is wont to do, and they’ve now report that the white powder sent to Don Trump, Jr. is, as JohnQC said, cornstarch.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 12:46 Comments || Top||

#5  TW, a report came out yesterday or this a.m. about the white substance sent to the Trump, Jr. residence. It was analyzed as cornstarch. There was a note also shown that appeared to be in a scrawl that looked like a little kid's.

I'm surprised it wasn't coke going to the "O" home via the mails.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/14/2018 13:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Marked, “Address unknown. Return to sender.”
Posted by: KBK || 02/14/2018 14:45 Comments || Top||

#7  His order of coke has arrived.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/14/2018 14:52 Comments || Top||

#8  TW, a report came out yesterday or this a.m.

Once again demonstrating that Rantburg is a team project. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 17:31 Comments || Top||


-War on Police-
Off-duty police officer shot and killed in downtown Chicago
[CBSNEWS] An off-duty police officer was shot and killed at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
... home of Al Capone, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel,...
on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The officer was later identified as 53-year-old Cmdr. Paul Bauer of the city's 18th District.

Tactical officers were on routine patrol Tuesday and observed an "individual" acting suspiciously around 2:30 p.m. When they tried speak with the individual, a physical struggle ensued and the person escaped, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference.

Bauer, a 31-year veteran, was in the area, overheard police radio transmission and confronted the individual, Johnson said. An armed physical confrontation ensued and Bauer was shot multiple times, he added.

Johnson said the suspect is in jug and police have recovered the weapon.

"I ask the citizens of this city keep the Bauer family in their prayers," Johnson said, adding that he would meet with his wife and daughter. "It's a difficult day for us. We will get through it. I ask the city for their thoughts and prayers -- any loss of life is tragic."

Witnesses told CBS Chicago that coppers warned residents to get off the streets shortly after shots were fired, and began blocking off the streets and entrances to the Thompson Center.

"They actually had us locked in Walgreens," one person in the area said. "They taped it off, so we couldn't get out. Just for a minute, and then they all hopped in their cop cars, and they all went south on Clark."

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under:


Afghanistan
Foreign nationals among 8 militants killed, wounded in Badakhshan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] At least eight bandidos hard boyz including foreign nationals hailing from Tajikistan were killed or maimed during the operations in northeastern Badakhshan province of Afghanistan.

The 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan Military in the North said the bandidos hard boyz sustained the casualties during the artillery strikes and direct festivities with the Afghan forces.

According to Shaheen Corps, the Afghan forces pounded the bandidos hard boyz hideouts with the artillery strikes in Jurm district while separate festivities took place between the Afghan forces and the bandidos hard boyz during the festivities.

At least two hard boyz including a national of Tajikistan fighting in bandidos hard boyz ranks were killed and six others including a Tajikistani holy warrior were maimed.

In the meantime, the Shaheen Corps said the Afghan forces discovered and defused a barrel bomb planted on a roadside in Baharak disrict.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Afghan intelligence thwart car bombing plot in Jalalabad city
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives have thwarted a plot by the anti-government armed bad boy groups to detonate a boom-mobile in Jalalabad city, the picturesque provincial capital of 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.

Nangarhar governor’s front man Ataullah Khogyani told news hounds that the Afghan intelligence operatives discovered and confiscated a vehicle-borne improvised bomb from Rod district as the bandidos murderous Moslems were looking to use it for an attack in Jalalabad city.

Khogyani further added that the boom-mobile was seized from Dami Ghondi area and blamed the Haqqani terrorist network for planning the attack.

He said the boom-mobile exploded shortly after it was captured and around 250 kgs of explosives, 8 rockets, some hand grenades, and some other explosives were also discovered from the vehicle.

The anti-government armed bad boy groups including the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
murderous Moslems have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Over 40 Taliban militants killed in Kandahar airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] More than 40 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Lions of Islam were killed in a series of Arclight airstrikes launched in response to the coordinated attack of the group on Nish district.

According to the local security officials, scores of Taliban Lions of Islam launched a coordinated attack from four different angles in Nish district, sparking heavy shootout with the security forces.

The Kandahar police secretary Ghorzang Afridi confirmed the attack and said the Afghan forces received air support immediately after the attack was launched.

He said the information received from area indicate that 43 Taliban Lions of Islam were killed and more than 20 others were maimed.

According to Afridi, several vehicles and cycle of violences belonging to Taliban Lions of Islam were destroyed and some weapons have been confiscated by the security forces.

In the meantime, the Taliban group claim that two security outposts were captured during the attack and more than 20 security personnel were killed.

However,
some men learn by reading. A few learn by observation. The rest have to pee on the electric fence for themselves...
the local security officials dismiss the Taliban claims as baseless and confirm no casualties were incurred to the security personnel.

This comes as the security situation in southern Kandahar province had improved during the recent years although the anti-government armed elements remain active in some of its neighboring provinces.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
One Killed In Inter-Government Forces Fight In Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] A fight has erupted between Somalia’s security forces established for disarming within the city of Mogadishu and armed military officers in Dharkenley district on Tuesday.

The confrontation broke out after the newly formed Mogadishu Stabilization unit forces tried to disarm military soldiers in an area near Ex-control Afgoye checkpoint.

The military personnel resisted the order and it has led to the fight between the two sides, according to the eyewitnesses who spoke to Radio Shabelle by phone.

At least soldier lost his life in the clash while six others from both sides have sustained wounds in the shootout.

Residents said the fighting was terrifying. Somali security officials are yet to comment on the battle between the troops within Somali armed forces.

The weak UN-backed government is now battling the Al Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
, but many members of its security forces are badly trained and coordination is poor.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Day 5: Egypt army says killed 10 terrorists, arrested 400 as Operation Sinai 2018 continues
[AlAhram] Egyptian security forces killed 10 turbans in an exchange of fire and tossed in the calaboose
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
400 suspects, including foreigners, as part of an ongoing anti-terrorism campaign focused on Sinai that was launched last week, the army said in a statement on Tuesday.

This was the sixth communiqué released by the Egyptian Armed Forces since Operation Sinai 2018 was launched on Friday morning.

The announcement brings to 39 the number of turbans the army said were killed over the past five days of its massive operation.

Egypt launched Operation Sinai 2018 on Friday, involving land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards, targeting "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations" in northern and central Sinai, as well as parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.

Police and army units have "eliminated an extremely dangerous terrorist cell consisting of 10 takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
s hiding in a house in the city of Arish after an exchange of fire with the raiding forces, and seized quantities of weapons, ammunition and bombs that were in their possession," the communiqué said.

Four hundred criminals and suspects, including foreigners, have been arrested, it added.

The communiqué said security forces destroyed vehicles, cycle of violences and dozens of hideouts and arms depots used by the terrorists. Dozens of bombs planted in several areas targeted by the turbans as well as an underground depot containing 10 anti-tank mines have also been destroyed, it added.

Border guards and military engineers uncovered and destroyed two tunnel openings believed to be used by holy warriors and 15 holes connected to trenches along the border area of the North Sinai governorate.

Forces involved in the operation also uncovered and destroyed nine farms used to grow illegal narcotics and seized tons of drugs, the communiqué said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his shoulder. Ow! he exclaimed, with feeling......
naval units launched four land-to-sea and surface-to-sea missiles as they carried out a series of military exercises in the Mediterranean, while air forces and border guards continue to secure the country's western and southern borders.

Joint army and police forces have set up around 500 checkpoints and security patrols on main roads and desert areas nationwide as part of Operation Sinai 2018.

Over the past four years, Egypt has been battling a terror campaign, led by Ansar Beit al-Maqdis, based in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula that has carried out deadly attacks against security forces and civilians. The army said it has killed hundreds of suspected holy warriors in military operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Army, committees attack Saudi enemy on Monday
[SABANEWS.NET] The army and popular forces have carried out military operations including artillery, missiles and snipping attacks on Saudi aggression soldiers and mercenaries' gatherings and sites over Monday, according to reports combined by Saba News Agency on Tuesday.

In Najran Saudi border province, artillery force of the army and committees shelled gatherings of Saudi-paid mercenaries in front of Aleeb mountains, east of Ajasher, and in front of Boqea camp.

Also in Najran, Saudi soldiers' gatherings were targeted by artillery in Makhroq and Shurfah sites.

In Jizan border province, Saudi-paid mercenaries' gatherings were shelled by artillery while gatherings of Saudi soldiers and military vehicles were bombed in Shamikh center.

In the border province of Asir, Saudi soldiers’ gatherings were shelled by artillery in Alb crossing.

In Taiz province, a mercenaries’ infiltration was foiled toward Adanah and Abar areas of Sarmain district, killing and wounding dozens, others infiltration attempts, backed by warplanes, were repelled into Aqrudh ,Shaqap areas, killing and wounding dozens.

Also in Taiz, an infiltration attempt, backed by warplanes, was foiled toward east Saber mountain, killing and wounding dozens and inflicting them heavy losses.

Furthermore, artillery and missile shelling targeted gatherings and military vehicles of mercenaries in Amari triangle, Samin hill, Hariqah village, beyond Zuran hill and east of Imam camp of Taiz, causing direct causalities.

Also in Taiz, ten mercenaries were sniped in Salh valley and in different areas of the province.

In Baydaa province, three Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed by fires of the army and committees in Natea front.

In restive Lahj
... a Yemeni governate located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the stomping grounds on the southern secessionist al-Harak movement
province, dozens of mercenaries were killed and injured during repelling their infiltration toward Howaimi area of Karsh district.

Also in Karsh district, two leaders of mercenaries were killed by fire of the army and committees, and an bomb killed and injured many of mercenaries in Jawazah area.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's gun out of his hand......
a landmine went kaboom! and killed dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries near Rakizah mountain.

Also, a number of mercenaries, including leaders, were killed and others were maimed by fires of the army when repelling the mercenaries’ infiltration toward Shaivan site and nearby hills in Karash.

In Tawr-Baha district of Lahj, artillery shelling targeted mercenaries’ gatherings, killing and wounding many of mercenaries and burning weapon store.

In Jawf province , mercenaries’ gatherings were targeted by artillery in Qarn-Bin Shaman area of Khub-Washaaf district.

In Utemah district of Jawf, gatherings of mercenaries were bombed, causing direct causalities and Zilzal-2 was fired toward their gatherings in Mahamesha area.

Also of Jawf, artillery shells targeted mercenaries’ sites in Mlaha area of Maslub district, killing and wounding dozens.

In Marib province, artillery force of the army and committees shelled mercenaries’ gatherings in Kawfal camp, causing the death and injury of many.

Also in Marib, five mercenaries were sniped in several areas of Serwah district, another on in Harib-Qaramish district.

In Hajjah province, three Saudi-paid mercenaries were rubbed out in north of Medi desert, and artillery shelling targeted their gatherings in the same area.
Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Britain
Former British Soldier Charged With Terrorism By England For Fighting Against ISIS
[Telegraph] A former British Army soldier who joined Kurdish forces to fight Islamic State group extremists is to be charged with terrorism offences in the first case of its kind.

James Matthews will appear in court to face a charge of attending a terrorist training camp, Scotland Yard said.

The 43-year-old had returned to Britain to attend the funeral last week of Jac Holmes, a fellow British volunteer fighting with the Kurds who was killed in Raqqa in late 2017.

Counter terrorism sources said the charges against Matthews were the first of their kind, but denied they heralded a change in policy towards those fighting against Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil).

While there has been public sympathy for the ragtag band of volunteers who have joined the Kurdish YPG militia fighting Isil, the UK authorities say the battle-hardened volunteers may still be vulnerable to radicalisation and potentially pose a security risk.

Turkey also says the YPG is linked to the PKK separatist group which is proscribed n the UK.

Sources said returning volunteers were being investigated on a case-by-case basis. Several have been arrested and questioned on their return.

Matthews is believed to have served several years with the British Army in the 1990s and deployed to Bosnia. He joined the YPG in 2015 and has since served three tours with the militia group, specialising in clearing mines and booby-traps, Kurdish sources told the Telegraph.
No charges for the 400 who returned to England after fighting for ISIS.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under:

#1  He's not the right sort of person, ya know.
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/14/2018 9:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Kim Jong May covering her cabinet in glory.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 02/14/2018 13:21 Comments || Top||


UK police dealing with suspect package at parliament
[Al Ahram] Police investigating an incident in Britain's parliament on Tuesday were dealing with a suspect package, news website MailOnline said, citing witnesses. Earlier, a spokesperson for the lower house of the legislature said police were investigating an incident but provided no further details.

White powder in package sent to British Parliament not harmful

[IsraelTimes] London police say a white powder found inside a suspicious package sent to Parliament is not harmful.

The determination was made after the powder was investigated by specialists.

Parliament was not evacuated or placed in a lockdown after the suspicious package was discovered Tuesday morning but the office that received it has been closed. British authorities didn’t identify that office.

Police counterterrorism detectives are investigating the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under:


Home Front: WoT
Chelsea bomber gets multiple life prison sentences for New York blast that injured 30
[FOXNEWS] The convicted terrorist who planted two pressure-cooker bombs on New York City streets -- including one that injured 30 people with a rain of shrapnel when it detonated -- was sentenced Tuesday to multiple life terms in prison.

Ahmad Khan Rahimi
...the naturalized Afghan known wolf (another who came as a result of chain migration, after his father received asylum) who didn’t get to die a martyr in a hail of bullets as planned after planting bombs in Manhattan and New Jersey. He was inspired by ISIS and Al Qaeda, and trained in a Taliban feeder madrassa in Pakistan. After his second stay there, his father reported him to the FBI, who were not suffciently impressed. In the early days of the investigation his name was given as Ahmad Khan Rahami and Ahmad Khan Rahmani...
, 29, was convicted in October of planting pressure-cooker bombs in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17, 2016.

The blast in New York City happened hours after a small pipe bomb went off during a Marine Corps 5K run in Seaside Heights, N.J. No one was injured in that kaboom because the race had been delayed. A subsequent two-day manhunt ended in a shootout with police in New Jersey, where Rahimi was shot several times. No police were maimed.

Federal prosecutors said Rahimi has not shown remorse since his arrest, and has tried to radicalize fellow prisoners at the federal jail in New York.

"He is proud of what he did, scornful of the American justice system, and as dedicated as ever to his terrorist ideology," they wrote.

When asked to speak at his sentencing Tuesday, Rahimi said he doesn't "harbor hate for anyone."
This article starring:
Ahmad Khan Rahimi
Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Really? Multiple sentences?
Hoping the gen pop will execute him?
He’ll be protected.
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/14/2018 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  "has tried to radicalize fellow prisoners"

I guess in Supermax that won't be easy. He'll be speaking to his toilet for the rest of his miserable life.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/14/2018 6:54 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
2 suspected militants, soldier killed in held Kashmir: police
[DAWN] Indian troops in held Kashmir killed two suspected separatists on Tuesday, ending a day-long attack near a paramilitary camp, police said.

S.P. Vaid, the top police official in the disputed region, said one soldier was also killed in the clash.

Vaid said government troops were still combing the area where the gunbattle took place in the region's main city, Srinagar.

The attack began a day after government troops ended a two-day standoff with gunmen at an army camp near Jammu city. That attack left five soldiers and one civilian dead.

Posted by: Fred || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians lambaste PA for helping IDF soldiers escape Jenin mob
[IsraelTimes] Political rivals, social media users highlight incident to decry security coordination with Israel, hail rioters who beat troops as 'heroes'

Several Paleostinians on Monday strongly denounced the Paleostinian Authority for rescuing two IDF soldiers who were attacked by a mob after accidentally entering the West Bank city of Jenin earlier in the day.

The PA’s political opponents seized on the incident to reiterate their opposition to Ramallah’s continued security coordination with Israel.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 01:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  Real “no go” zones
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/14/2018 4:23 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Rantburg Exclusive: 2/13/2018 SDF Battle Field Report & Erdogan Makes Verbal Threat to US Forces
"US Army yet to taste Ottoman Slap" Erdogan - Kudistan24.net

"Ottoman slap" was a potentially fatal martial arts technique used in close combat by Asappes, unmarried paid soldiers, in case they became unarmed while leading assaults on enemy positions in conquests into Europe from the 16th century onward.

Activity within the past 24 hours per SDF Press Office

1- Afrin (city center): for the second in a row, the densely populated city of Afrin is exposed to Turkish indiscriminate raids and artillery shelling.

The southern entrance of Afrin city was a target for the Turkish jets yesterday at 7 PM. The raids caused heavy damage to civilian properties. Today, the Turkish artillery shelled the city center in Afrin and the vicinity of Afrin Hospaital at 10:30 AM, accordingly 4 civilian wounded and a civilian got martyred.

2- Belbeleh: the Turkish aggression jets and artillery the vicinity of Shaikhorza village at 10 am this morning. As the Turkish army and its Jihadist factions attempted to make progress in this axis. Our forces repelled their attempt, accordingly, fierce clashes broke out which lasted to this afternoon. The invader suffered heavy losses during these clashes.

Due to the Turkish failure in making progresses in Shaikhorza axis, the invaders resorted to shell Zaytunka and Darqliya by artillery and airstrikes.

3- Sharra: Sarinjik village was a target for the Turkish heavy weapons and jets since the early hours of this morning, after which, the Jihadist factions tried to advance towards the village. However, our forces repelled their attempt and engaged with them and heavy casualties were reported within the ranks of enemy. The clashes are still ongoing in the vicinity of the Sarinjik village. It is worth noting that Sarinjik village was a headline in the Turkish and Jihadist medias claiming that they control over the village, while our forces proved the opposite to what they claim.

On the axis of Yezidi villages (Baflun,Arab Weran, Omera), the Turkish invasion forces and its Jihadist factions shelled these villages indiscriminately since last night until the early hours of this morning.

4- Shiyeh: all of the villages in Shiyeh axis were targets of Turkish random shelling since last night until this morning.

5- Jinderes: the villages in Jinderes axis were arenas for heavy engagements since yesterday until now. Where the Turkish invasion army and its Jihadist factions were seeking to achieve progresses on the ground accessed with intensified airstrikes and artillery.

In Haj Iskender village, the terrorists tried to more than one time to advance. Our forces confronted them in each time and made the enemy suffer heavy losses.

In Deir Ballut village, our forces conducted a military operation against the invaders in which they engaged with the enemy. Our fighters confirmed that they killed 38 Jihadists and the others fled away.

In Mahmoudiya and Dewa villages, the enemy carried out several raids, while our forces engaged with the invaders and the engagements are still ongoing.

In Aqjalah village, our forces engaged with the invaders since last night until the preparation of this report. Our forces repelled two attacks for the invaders accessed by airstrikes and areal bombardment. After the failure of their two attacks, the invaders carried out the third attack and accordingly, our for are engaging with them until now.

SDF-Media Center
13-Feb-2018

Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [443 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Thank you for taking on this series of reports for us, Ulaigum Ebbineng7056. Rantburg truly is a team project. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  LiveUAmap is a goldmine. It was a very busy day.
Posted by: newc || 02/14/2018 0:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Thank you TW.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 02/14/2018 0:57 Comments || Top||

#4  I think it's way past time to pull all US forces and their dependents from Turkey. Erdogen thinks he's God's gift to the Turks. He's a "gift" all right, right up there with herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 02/14/2018 19:27 Comments || Top||


US drone destroys Russian-made tank in Syria
[Ynet] A US military drone aircraft destroyed a Russian-made T-72 tank in Syria over the weekend, US officials said on Tuesday, in the second defensive strike against pro-Syrian government forces in less than a week.

No US-led coalition or coalition-backed local forces were killed in the strike by a US MQ-9 Reaper drone, which took place near Al Tabiyeh, Syria, on Sunday.

Lieutenant General Jeffrey Harrigian, top US Air Force general in the Middle East, declined in a briefing with news hounds to speculate on who was driving the tank. One US official, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said at least two pro-Syrian government forces were killed.

The US military said it destroyed the tank after it moved within firing range of the US-backed forces while being supported by artillery fire.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/14/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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