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Security guard killed as terrorists storm Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
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Afghanistan
No casualties reported as bomb goes off in 5th Police District of Kabul
[KhaamaPress] The Kabul Police confirmed that a bomb went off in the vicinity of Qambar Square in the 5th Police District of Kabul city earlier tonight.

According to a statement released by Kabul Police Headquarters, the incident took place at around 8:20 pm local time.

The statement further added that the kaboom did not cause casualties or damages to the properties.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit for the incident.

This comes as a group of faceless myrmidons launched a coordinated attack on a U.S. aid group’s office in Kabul city on Wednesday leaving at least 9 people dead and 20 others maimed.

The Talibs group had grabbed credit for the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [84 views] Top|| File under:


19 Taliban militants killed in Special Forces operations in Kunduz and Khost provinces, 10 innocents freed
[KhaamaPress] At least 19 Talibs were killed in separate operations of the Afghan Special Forces which were conducted in South-eastern Khost and northern Kunduz provinces.

"Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz killing 15 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters and wounding 5 others," the military officials said Saturday.

The officials further added that the operation also led to the discovery and destruction of 4 pressure plate IEDs and 20 pounds of homemade explosives.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar raid in Sabari district of Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
leaving 4 Taliban fighters dead while 4 others were detained.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.

10 Civilians Rescued From Taliban Prison In Kunduz

[ToloNews] At least 10 civilians were rescued from a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prison in Kunduz province in an operation by Afghan forces, the Pamir Corps said in a statement on Saturday.

The civilians were kept in a Taliban’s jail in Chahar Dara district, the statement said.

During the operation, 10 Taliban fighters were killed and 15 others were maimed, the statement added.

No more details were provided in the in the statement regarding the operation or possible casualties among the security forces.

Taliban has not commented on this report so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban bomb kills eight children in Ghazni province
[KhaamaPress] At least eight children were killed in a roadside kaboom kaboom in South-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan, security sources said.
UN Translation: "Peaceful Moderate Taliban. This is Trump's Fault"
The incident took place at around 8:00 am local time in Muqer district of the province.

The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the incident and said the kaboom also left two other children maimed.

The statement further added the children were busy playing in Chambaran area of the district when they struck an Improvised Explosive Device planted by Talibs.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Talibs frequently use improvised bomb as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces but in majority of such incidents ordinary civilians are targeted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan Special Forces conduct operations in 8 provinces leaving 20 Taliban militants dead
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces conducted counter-terrorism operations in eight provinces of the country in the past 24 hours leaving at least 20 Talibs dead.

Informed military sources said Friday that the Afghan Special Operations Forces conducted a raid in Garm Ser district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province and destroyed 240 pounds of homemade explosives, 20 pressure plate IEDs and a small cache of IED components.

This comes a month after 12 civilians, including six children, were severely maimed by a magnetic bomb in southern Helmand province.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted similar operations in Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar and Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan province, killing 1 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighter and detaining 8 others.

Two days ago three Taliban commanders were killed in Tarin Kot as pressure on fighters in Uruzgan province continues, the source said.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a clearance operation in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz province, discovered and destroying 4 IEDs and a house-borne IED, the sources said, adding that a similar operation was conducted in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province in which 1 Taliban fighter was killed and 3 others were detained.

In the meantime, 8 Taliban fighters were killed in Gomal district of Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province, 3 others were killed in Deh bala district 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, and 7 Taliban fighters were killed, 4 more were maimed in Farah city, the bustling provincial capital of Farah province.

The sources also added that the the 203rd Corps conducted route clearance along Highway 1 to enable military convoys and civilian traffic to pass safely. The clearance operation resulted in destroying 12 roadside kabooms, killing 4 Taliban fighters and wounding 2 others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
Islamic State Claims It Killed 11 Soldiers In Nigeria
[Jpost] 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) killed 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, the group claimed through its news agency AMAQ on Saturday.

The Jihadist organization said the attack on the soliders took place in the town in northeastern Borno state on Friday. It published pictures of burned barracks and dead bodies it claimed belonged to the soldiers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Trump's fault, no doubt...

/sarc
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 4:58 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Saudi security forces kill 8 people in flashpoint Shi'ite area
[Jpost] Saudi security forces have killed eight people during an operation in the predominantly Shi'ite eastern al-Qatif region, state news agency (SPA) said on Saturday.

The oil-producing province is a regular flashpoint between the Sunni-dominated government and minority Shi'ites who complain of discrimination and marginalization.

Saudi authorities deny mistreatment.

The operation occurred on Tarout island, just off the city of Qatif, and targeted a newly formed "terrorist cell," SPA said in a statement, adding there were no casualties among civilians or coppers.

Security forces were still at the site, it said.
Saudi security services regularly carry out operations in the area, with fatalities reported during operations in January and September, according to Saudi media.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [99 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia


Europe
Germany: Migrants attack police probing death at refugee center
[DW] A group of migrants colonists have pelted officers with stones as they tried to investigate the death of a woman at the migrant center in the southern German city of Regensburg. A three-hour operation ensued to remove her body.

A large-scale police operation was launched involving 20 patrol cars and 50 coppers, but no one was placed in durance vile
You have the right to remain silent...
The woman's body was only recovered around noon and taken to a funeral home.

For tactical reasons, the migrants colonists were allowed to carry the woman's coffin from the facility to an awaiting vehicle, the police statement said.

An investigation has been launched into her death. Police said there was no initial evidence that she had been attacked.

A separate probe is underway into the violence.

The woman leaves behind three children, aged nine, five and three, who are now in the care of social services.

The facility in question is a so-called anchor center, which in German is an acronym standing for arrival, distribution, decision and repatriation.

The institutions were set up to speed up the processing of asylum applications. Moslem colonists Migrants are accommodated in the often crowded centers for the entirety of their asylum case.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  A mini-riot against law enforcement that they got away with. Lovely!
Posted by: Raj || 05/12/2019 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  no initial evidence that she had been attacked

She died of migrant fever.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/12/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Govt bans 10 more organisations for alleged affiliation with proscribed outfits
[DAWN] The interior ministry on Saturday announced that it has placed 10 more organizations on the list of proscribed outfits.

According to a blurb issued by the ministry, the action was taken in pursuance of the National Action Plan (NAP).

The newest additions to the list of banned outfits are Al Anfal Trust (Lahore), Idara-e-Khidmat Khalaq (Lahore), Al Dawatul Irshad (Lahore), Al Hamd Trust (Lahore and Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
), Mosque and Welfare Trust (Lahore), Al Madinah Foundation (Lahore), Muaz bin Jabal Education Trust (Lahore), Al Eesar Foundation (Lahore), Al Rehmat Trust Organisation (Bahawalpur) and Al Furqan Trust (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...
).

The entities were designated as proscribed organizations for their alleged affiliation with banned Jamatud Dawa (JuD), Falah-e-Insaniyat
...the current false nose and mustache of Jamaat ud-Dawa, which was the false nose and mustache of Lashkar e-Taiba...
Founda­tion (FiF) and Jaish-e-Mohammad
...literally Army of Mohammad, a Pak-based Deobandi terror group founded by Maulana Masood Azhar in 2000, after he split with the Harkat-ul-Mujaheddin. In 2002 the government of Pervez Musharraf banned the group, which changed its name to Khaddam ul-Islam and continued doing what it had been doing before without missing a beat...
(JeM).

In March this year, law enforcement agencies had intensified its ongoing crackdown on JeM, JuD, FIF and other banned outfits, and had tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
more than 100 activists. Nearly 200 seminaries besides hundreds of other facilities and assets associated with them across the country were taken over by the government.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [120 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Security guard killed as terrorists storm Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
[DAWN] Three bandidos bandidos Death Eaters stormed the Pearl Continental (PC) Hotel in Gwadar on Saturday and killed a security guard, according to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military's media wing.

The ISPR said that the bandidos bandidos Death Eaters attempted to force their way into the hotel and were challenged by the security guard, who was fired at and lost his life. A clearance operation was launched following the incident.

"Security forces have cordoned off the area and encircled the bandidos bandidos Death Eaters on the stairs leading to the top floor," the ISPR further said, adding that "guests have been safely evacuated" from the hotel.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under:

#1  GWAR...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 7:41 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Federal Police forces discover IS hideout in Hawija
Kirkuk (IraqiNews) Iraqi Federal Police Forces announced, on Saturday, discovering a hideout belonging to 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 Hawija District, while pointed out that the hideout contained food and blankets.

The Federal Police Command said in a press statement, "Based on the instructions of the Commander of the Federal Police, the security forces carried out a proactive operation and searched al-Azaybiyah Village in Hawija Dstrict."

"The operation resulted in the discovery of a hideout belonging to the Islamic State terrorist group and containing food and blankets," the statement added.

"The hideout was destroyed completely," it further explained.
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Bomb explosion kills Iraqi child, wounds two others in Baghdad
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi child was killed and two others were maimed Saturday in a kaboom in southeastern Baghdad, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Alsumaria News, the source said that "a roadside kaboom went kaboom! in Jisr Diyala neighborhood of Baghdad on Saturday afternoon, leaving a child dead and two others maimed."

"The maimed children were moved to a nearby hospital for treatment," added the source.
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Iraqi security arrest senior Islamic State member Kirkuk
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi security forces arrested a senior Islamic State member in Kikruk province, north of the country, local media reported Saturday.

Almaalomah website quoted a security source saying a security force arrested the terrorist at a residential building in the town of Hawija, a former group stronghold.

The forces found communication sets with the arrested member, according to the source.

Iraq recaptured all territories occupied by Islamic State militants in 2017, but security continue to hunt for remnant cells.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel Police remove worshipers from Temple Mount - Palestinian report
[Jpost] Clashes erupted on the mount, during which the Israeli police fired tear gas, according to the report. One arrest and multiple injuries were reported as well.

Israel Police removed Paleostinians from the Temple Mount, followed by confrontations in the Old City of Jerusalem on Saturday night, according to reports by Quds, an Paleostinian news agency.

According to the report, a large amount of Israeli coppers entered the complex and started removing Paleostinians from inside.

Clashes erupted in the area during which the Israeli police fired tear gas, according to the report. One arrest and multiple injuries were reported as well.

Israel Police have not confirmed the reports.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "OK! That's IT! Everyoen out of the pool! If you can't behave, everyone suffers. THIS is why you cn't have nice things"
Posted by: Frank G || 05/12/2019 8:24 Comments || Top||

#2  We visited the wailing wall on the first day of a Ramadan a few years ago. The isle to the temple was barricaded on both sides to prevent Muslims from disturbing the worshipers at the wall and vise versa. After the exit from the temple, the barricades were removed. we walked up a narrow lane and were inundated by Muslims. I walked on the men’s side of the street and my wife was by my side on the woman’s. We were truly “untouchable”. The men pushed with hands on their chest and elbows out. After 1/4 mile of this we got out of the crowd. No trouble was had.
Posted by: Angavirt Thrinese8225 || 05/12/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#3  After leaving the old city, we walked into an area of traditional Jews. A bill board stated something to the effect “people not of the faith should be directed out of the area”. We were by a butcher after several traditionally dressed Jews left the store. It is an interesting town. That being said, I am glad that the Jews control the holy sites of all religions.
Posted by: Angavirt Thrinese8225 || 05/12/2019 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  As they should. We prefer it to be called The kotel
Posted by: newc || 05/12/2019 15:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Thank you for that report, Angavirt Thrinese8225. I’ve not yet got to Israel — with all the travelling Mr. Wife did for his career, we generally didn’t go far beyond his general rounds. And we would have had to get a second passport just for Israel because some other countries can be stupid about such things. Sadly, now my health isn’t up to the combination of going halfway round the world plus all the walking I’d want to do, so we await the next medical breakthrough.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 16:42 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran secretly delivers 1 million barrels of oil to Syria
[ALMASDARNEWS] At a moment the Persian Gulf is heating up given the highest tensions and exchange of threats in years between the US and Iran, Tehran is running the high risk gambit of restarting its crude transfers to Syria.

A new CNBC report finds, "Tanker-tracking firms believe Iran is once again shipping crude oil to Syria, resuming the illicit trade as tensions with Washington rise and the Islamic Theocratic Republic faces increasing international isolation." Specifically a one million barrel delivery was reportedly made through the Syrian port of Baniyas in early May, the first since the end of 2018, according to TankerTrackers.com and ClipperData.

Washington has in recent months ramped up targeted sanctions against Syrian oil imports, causing the worse fuel crisis in Syria’s modern history, resulting in a "lifeless" and "decimated economy" with cars lined up for miles, sometimes waiting for days for a simple gas fill-up, as one Bloomberg on the ground report recently described.

Ironically even after seven years of massive bloodshed, as the government has emerged victorious, it is only now with relative stability and ensuing calm over most of the country that an "economic siege" has hit the population with full force.

Damascus even during some of the worst years of war was always a bustling traffic-packed economic center for its six million inhabitants, but as we noted previously the country has been plunged into a fuel crisis that is the result of new US-led oil sanctions targeting Damascus and Tehran. As one recent WSJ report put it, Iranian oil deliveries to Syria have "fallen off a cliff" since January.

Given that Iran said Wednesday it now plans to stop compliance with key parts of the 2015 nuclear deal, citing that it’s running out of patience with European signatories of the JCPOA as its economy faces decimation by US sanctions, its close ally Syria will be a remaining key offload point for Iranian crude, along with Iran’s neighbor Iraq, as Tehran has also stated its intent to flout US sanctions.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  given the Iran has subsidized Syria for many years (and subsidizes Hezbollah also) Syria will be paying for the oil with funds Iran sent them last year or with promissory notes of dubious worth
Posted by: lord garth || 05/12/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army scores big advance in northwestern Hama, 5 towns captured
[MOBILE.ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a big advance in the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate on Saturday after launching another wide-scale assault in this area.

Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army began the day by storming the krazed killer-held towns of Midan Ghazal, Arimah, and al-Shari’ah; this resulted in a heavy battle with the jihadist rebels that were defending this part of northwestern Hama.

Ultimately, the Syrian Army’s attack proved too much for the krazed killer forces as they were forced to retreat towards the Idlib Governorate’s border.

The Syrian Army then fully secured these three towns and began sending in reinforcements from the National Defense Forces (NDF) to setup new checkpoints in this area.

Following this advance, the Syrian Arab Army attacked the towns of Bab al-Taqa and Mustariha in northwestern Hama.

According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army managed to crack the jihadist defenses at these two towns, resulting in their subsequent capture after a short battle.

Since capturing these five towns, the Syrian Army has restarted their bombardment of Tal Sakher and al-Hobeit in northwestern Hama.

Thus far, the Syrian military has been unable to penetrate Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
’s lines at these two areas, despite nonstop artillery and missile strikes.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [109 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Syrian Army reaches southwestern border of Idlib
[MOBILE.ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian military has made a significant advance through the northwestern countryside of the Hama Governorate recently, seizing more than 15 sites in this region of northwestern Syria.

As a result of this advance, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has managed to reach the southwestern border of the Idlib Governorate.

The Syrian Arab Army was last in control of southwestern Idlib in 2014; however, a large-scale jihadist offensive in this region resulted in the military’s subsequent withdrawal to the northwestern countryside of Hama.

On Saturday, the Syrian military managed to reach the Idlib border after they captured at least five towns from the jihadist rebels in northwestern Hama.

According to al-Mayadeen TV on Saturday, the Syrian military had managed to destroy a command center and several warehouses.

Earlier in the day, the Syrian troops had thwarted the jihadist offensive at the key town of Kafr Naboudeh in northwestern Hama, eliminating more than 40 Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
members.

The military operation the Syrian Arab Army launched on May 6th is aimed at securing the government towns in northwestern Hama and retaking the al-Ghaab Plain areas that are currently under the control of the jihadist rebels. Furthermore, the Syrian military is seeking to capture the remaining jihadist-held areas in northeastern Latakia.
Posted by: Fred || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


B-52s, Patriots, F-35s and more: America’s MidEast deployment rundown
[Jpost] In the last several days the US has announced the deployment of a wide array of military power to the Middle East as tensions grow with Iran. On May 10 the Department of Defense approved the addition of the USS Arlington and a Patriot battery to US Central Command to fill a request last week. It comes as tensions with Iran are on the rise and the US has warned Iran that any attack by Iranian forces or their proxies will be met with retaliation.

The following is a list of the known forces that the US has deployed.

THE USS ARLINGTON
A 24,000 ton, 680 foot ship commissioned in 2013 it is a San-Antonio class amphibious transport vessel. It is designed to transport US Marines, vehicles and aircraft to be used to support amphibious assaults. It can carry up to 800 troops with a dozen vehicles. Although with the 6th Fleet, which operates in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, it was ordered to join the deployment, according too the United States Naval Institute News.

THE 22ND MARINE EXPEDITIONARY UNIT
Elements of the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) were also dispatched. They transited the Strait of Hormuz with the amphibious ship Kearsarge.

THE KEARSARGE ARG
The amphibious ready group (ARG) led by the Kearsarge entered the 6th fleet’s area of operations in December with the MEU and over the last months has been deployed to the Persian Gulf, steaming around various countries. It has up to 4,500 sailors and marines aboard its various units. These include, according to Naval Today, the USS Arlington which is mentioned above, the dock landing ship USS Fort McHenry, a helicopter squadron, a tactical air squadron and a naval beach group.

USS MCFAUL AND USNS ALAN SHEPARD
The destroyer USS McFaul and the ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard were photographed in the Straits of Hormuz on May 7. They had been in the Red Sea in April.

B-52 BOMBERS
Two B-52s landed Thursday in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, part of four B-52s sent to the region. They flew from Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and were supported by two KC-10s from McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey, according to reports. They form part of a bomber task force of Barksdale’s 20th Bomb Squadron.

THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN
The USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike force passed through the Suez Canal last week on the way to the Persian Gulf. It included the USS Leyte Gulf and destroyers.

PATRIOT MISSILES
US Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan also sent a US Patriot missile battery to bolster Central Command.

F-35S
In Mid-April the US sent several F-35s to the United Arab Emirates. These included maintenance and support units from the 388th Fighter Wing and Air Force Reserve 419th Fighter Wing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [280 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ammunition ship USNS Alan Shepard

In case I'm not the only one who snickers like an idiot reading that.
Posted by: Threarong Tojo1809 || 05/12/2019 1:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Look like fat targets, you ask me...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 4:59 Comments || Top||

#3  The dry stores ships, that is...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/12/2019 5:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Sure is a lot of stuff. Someone planning a party?
Posted by: SteveS || 05/12/2019 10:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Gonna' be interesting to see if/when/how Iran blinks. And how Putin reacts, although he knows war could be destabilizing to his personal wealth. Can his ego and self-interest withstand his "Hawks?"

Moldavite can be pleasing to the eye, but that of possibly soon-recent provenance will be "hot" for awhile.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 05/12/2019 19:28 Comments || Top||

#6  In response, Iran is duct taping radial engines onto its plywood copy of the F-5. They'll be able to wipe out our air power with it in a lazy afternoon after their single magical missile sinks our entire naval force.
Posted by: gorb || 05/12/2019 21:27 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2019-05-12
  Security guard killed as terrorists storm Pearl Continental Hotel in Gwadar: ISPR
Sat 2019-05-11
  B-52s in Al Udeid AB Qatar
Fri 2019-05-10
  U.S. revokes citizenship of Portland mosque's imam for ties to ObL
Thu 2019-05-09
  Rotherham abuse scandal: 40 arrests made in last two months
Wed 2019-05-08
  Pompeo suddenly in Iraq
Tue 2019-05-07
  400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb
Mon 2019-05-06
  19 killed in Gaza, four in Israel in Sunday’s escalation, say officials
Sun 2019-05-05
  Iran money man zapped in Gaza
Sat 2019-05-04
  Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday
Fri 2019-05-03
  Taliban militants blow up one of the oldest shrines of Ghazni city
Thu 2019-05-02
  Iran, Turkey criticize US plan to designate Muslim Brotherhood a terror group
Wed 2019-05-01
  Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated businessman Malek sentenced to 25 years in prison
Tue 2019-04-30
  Gunmen kill pastor, worshippers in Burkina Faso church
Mon 2019-04-29
  Isis leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi seen in new video for first time in five years
Sun 2019-04-28
  Father, brothers of alleged Sri Lanka bombing mastermind killed

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