Thanks, Badanov. I had seen his life and times closer than I could ever have imagined in retrospect, chiefly by odd coincidence. Once, I even met him briefly in NYC a million years ago when he spoke at a uncheon.
Something always left me somewhat reticent; I wondered that he wasn't going to pull a Perot stunt. God forgive me.
We all owe that good man so much it is hard to imagine. Whatever, who ever happens next the divide between the deep state and the great reset, and living as free men and women in this world is laid out starkly before us.
The line at the Alamo is drawn and there is no not choosing, no 'sit this one out'. Either bend the knee and avert your eyes or live like Americans while we still can.
[KhaamaPress] At least two people died and three were maimed in explosions in Kabul and 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.. provinces on Saturday.
Ferdaws Faramarz, a front man for the Kabul Police HQ said that a corolla-type vehicle was targeted by magnetic IED at around 9:00 am this morning in the outskirts of Kabul city.
According to police one person was killed and two others were maimed when their vehicle was hit by a magnetic bomb in Bagrami district of Kabul city.
On the other hand, Abdul Qahar Qadir, a member of the provincial council of Nangarhar was maimed when an IED blast hit his vehicle in the city of Jalalabad on Saturday afternoon, local officials reported.
An innocent civilian was killed during the earth-shattering kaboom.
[Garowe] African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali troops attacked several locations used as hideouts by al-Shabaab ...... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord... Death Eater groups in the southern region, an official said.
The AU mission said the joint forces conducted a dawn attack on Mishaani and Doonka daafeedow enemy locations near its military base in Beledamin where several al-Shabaab snuffies were killed.
"These precise offensive operations in our area of responsibility, which we jointly conducted with the Somalia Security Forces, are part of a series of ongoing combat operations aimed at further degrading al-Shabaab capabilities," William Nabasa, commander of Ugandan troops serving under AMISOM said in a statement issued on Friday evening.
Nabasa said al-Shabaab had been using hideouts in Mishaani, Camp, and Doonka daafeedow locations to attack AMISOM bases as well as to terrorize civilians in the Lower Shabelle region.
The AU mission said the allied troops also hit al-Shabaab hideout in Adimole on Feb. 12 in another on-the-spot operation.
Nabasa said the troops have identified, successfully detonated, and recovered a number of improvised bombs (IEDs) planted by the bully boyz on local roads and along main supply routes, targeting the troops and civilian vehicles.
He said the joint operations are planned to flush out enemy pockets, securing main supply routes linking towns, cities, and key population centers within AMISOM's area of responsibility, and consolidating overall security.
[LibyaReview] Italian radar website ItaMilRadar, specialised in monitoring military aircrafts, said it had monitored 3 military cargo aircrafts belonging to the Ottoman Turkish Air Force landing in western Libya on Friday morning.
Flight A400M departed from Ankara and landed in Misrata, while a C-130H landed in al-Watiya Air Base, the Italian website reported. It added that, another A400M landed somewhere in western Libya.
Ankara has continued to send military aircrafts to Libya. The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... has rejected the ceasefire agreement, signed on the 23rd of October, between the Libyan parties in Geneva. It continues to violate the terms of the agreement by training the outgoing Government of National Accord (GNA) forces. The agreement calls for the freezing of all foreign military pacts with Libya until a new government is formed.
The agreement also stipulates the withdrawal of all mercenaries and officers from the country. A number of Libyan politicians have called for the closure of Libyan airspace to Ottoman Turkish aviation.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
02/28/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
[AlAhram] Kidnappings for ransom by gangs, many of whom carry guns and ride cycle of violences, are common across many northern Nigerian states.
The so-called bandits are believed to launch attacks from Rugu forest, which straddles Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna and Niger states.
Gunmen in Nigeria on Saturday released 42 people, including 27 students, who were kidnapped from a boarding school last week in the north-central state of Niger, the state's governor said.
Their release comes just a day after a separate raid on a school in Nigeria's Zamfara state where button men seized more than 300 girls.
Last week, twenty-seven students, three staff and 12 members of their families were kidnapped by an armed gang who stormed the Government Science secondary school in the Kagara district of Niger state at around 2 a.m., overwhelming the school's security detail. One boy was killed during the raid.
"The Abducted Students, Staff and Relatives of Government Science Collage Kagara have regained their freedom and have been received by the Niger State Government," Governor Abubakar Sani Bello said in a tweet.
[AlMasdar] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has warned against the ethnic profiling of criminals in the battle against insecurity, ruling out the possibility of granting amnesty to criminals. The president promised to deal decisively with bandidos, kidnappers, and bully boyz threatening national security.
Buhari’s stance comes after several northern leaders called for amnesty for repentant bandidos. Buhari said, "Nigeria is battling with different dimensions of security challenges," adding that he has "ordered security chiefs to devise new strategies."
There is growing public anger over the violence, prompting the president to replace his military high command in January 2021.
[Times of Israel]An explosion-hit, Israeli-owned cargo ship in the Gulf of Oman anchored in Dubai on Saturday morning, after a blast on Friday forced the vessel to head to the nearest port.
Satellite-tracking data from website MarineTraffic.com showed the stricken ship, the MV Helios Ray, arriving at the Dubai port at around 11:00 a.m. Saturday.
The ship had nearly entered the Arabian Sea Friday morning before it suddenly turned around and began heading back toward the Strait of Hormuz, according to MarineTraffic.com. The vessel, a Bahaman-flagged cargo ship carrying vehicles, was in transit from Saudi Arabia to Singapore.
Hebrew media quoted unnamed Israeli officials as saying they believe Iran was responsible for the Friday explosion, which did not disable the ship or injure its crew of 28 members, but forced it ashore for repairs.
A maritime risk intelligence company with a UK address and number, Ambrey Intelligence, tweeted a compilation of pictures said to be of the damage to the vessel. The veracity of the photos could not be confirmed.
Ungar told Channel 13, "The crew heard an explosion. There was a blast, there’s a hole, there’s damage. There will be a check when the ship reaches port." He said the holes in the side of the ship were around 1.5 meters (yards) in diameter.
While details of the explosion remained unclear, two American defense officials told the AP that the ship had sustained two holes on its port side and two holes on its starboard side just above the waterline in the blast. Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. Four times and it's Iranians.
A concise bit of wisdom. Or possibly experience...
The officials said it remained unclear what caused the holes. They spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity to discuss unreleased information on the incidents.
[AlAhram] Fighting in war-torn Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... 's Marib province between government forces and Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... rebels killed around 50 combatants, including a special forces commander, a government source said Saturday.
Earlier this month, the Houthis resumed a push to capture Marib city, 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of the rebel-held capital Sanaa. The city lies close to some of Yemen's richest oil fields and its capture would be major prize for the rebels.
"Twenty-two members of the government forces and more than 28 rebels have died in the last 24 hours in the fighting that continues unabated on the fronts in Marib province," a government source said.
A Saudi-led coalition launched more than 12 air strikes in support of government forces on the ground, according to rebel channel Al Massirah.
On Friday, more than 60 fighters were killed in fighting in Marib, the bloodiest day since the start of the offensive on February 8.
Since then, festivities have resulted in hundreds of deaths among fighters on both sides, according to government sources, and displaced hundreds of families. The Houthis generally do not disclose their losses.
[AlAhram] 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... said Saturday it intercepted a missile attack over its capital and bomb-laden drones targeting a southern province, the latest in a series of airborne assaults it has blamed on Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... 's rebel Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... s.
The Saudi-led military coalition fighting in Yemen's years-long war announced the Iran-allied Houthis had launched a ballistic missile toward Riyadh and three booby-trapped drones toward the province of Jizan, with a number of other drones being monitored. No casualties or damages were initially reported. There was no immediate comment from the Houthis.
The attack comes amid sharply rising tensions in the Middle East, a day after a mysterious explosion struck an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman. That blast renewed concerns about ship security in the strategic waterways that saw a spate of suspected Iranian attacks on oil tankers in 2019.
The state-owned al-Ekhbariya TV posted footage of what appeared to be explosions in the air over Riyadh. Social media users also posted videos, with some showing residents shrieking as they watched the fiery ...a single two-syllable word carrying connotations of both incoherence and viciousness. A fiery delivery implies an audience of rubes and yokels, preferably forming up into a mob... blast streaking the night sky, which appeared to be the kingdom's U.S. Patriot missile batteries intercepting the ballistic missile.
Col. Turki al-Maliki, the front man for the Saudi-led coalition, said the Houthis were trying in "a systematic and deliberate way to target civilians.''
The U.S. Embassy in Riyadh issued a warning to Americans, calling on them to "stay alert in case of additional future attacks.''
As Yemen's war grinds on, Houthi missile and drone attacks on the kingdom have grown commonplace, only rarely causing damage. Earlier this month the Houthis struck an empty passenger plane at Saudi Arabia's southwestern Abha airport with a bomb-laden drone, causing it to catch fire.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shootout, Butch shot Black Bart's other gun out of his other hand...... the Saudi-led coalition has faced widespread international criticism for Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s in Yemen that have killed hundreds of civilians and hit non-military targets, including schools, hospitals and wedding parties. U.S. President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Candidate for president in 2020. You're a lyin' dog-faced pony soldier... announced this month he was ending U.S. support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, including "relevant" arms sales. But he stressed that the U.S. would continue to help Saudi Arabia defend itself against outside attacks.
The Houthis have held Yemen's capital and the country's north, where the majority of the population lives, since September 2014. Months later, Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a war to dislodge the rebels and restore Yemen's internationally recognized government.
[NYPOST] ISIS bride Shamima Begum was left "angry, upset and crying" after a court ruled she could not return to Britannia to fight to get her U.K. citizenship back.
The now 21-year-old is stuck in a detention camp in northern Syria after the UK Supreme Court unanimously turned down her request to come back to Britannia Friday.
The decision to block her return to Britannia left her devastated. "She’s very angry. And she’s very upset and crying. She doesn’t want to talk to us," friends told Sky News. I don't even know this entitled Jihadi bitch and I wanna slap the shit out of her
Begum was 15 when she and two other London schoolgirls left Britannia to join the caliphate. Her citizenship was revoked on national security grounds in 2019. It’s believed the other two were killed in the fighting.
She has lost three children born in the years since, the last a boy born in 2019 after she married an ISIS fighter from the Netherlands. That year she told Sky News that her first two children died "of sickness" in a camp.
[DailyTimes.pk] The security forces on Friday killed a Tehrik-e-Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... Pakistain (TTP) krazed killer, who was involved in the murder of more than 50 security personnel since 2007.
According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), security forces carried out an intelligence-based operation (IBO) on a terrorist hideout in Sharmangi, Tiarza area of South Wazoo upon receiving a confirmation related to the presence of faceless myrmidons there. As per the statement, the TTP commander — identified as Nuristan alias Hasan Baba — was bumped off during an intense exchange of fire. "The most sought and wanted terrorist was [an] IED expert and master trainer," the blurb said further.
Nuristan joined the TTP Baitullah Mehsud group in 2007 and has been involved in several terrorist attacks. He, along with other krazed killers, carried out an attack on a checkpost in Manra Shawal Dargai in 2008, which resulted in the martyrdom of three Frontier Corps ...a provincial paramilitary force. Total manpower is about 80,000. They are tasked to help local law enforcement in the maintenance of law and order, and to carry out border patrol and anti-smuggling operations.... personnel.
In 2009, more than five security personnel were martyred in an IED attack in Punch Goonay village. The bomb was planted by Nuristan. In the same year, Nuristan along with his other associates carried out a rocket attack on Shakai camp, resulting in the martyrdom of seven personnel as well as the destruction of an oil tanker. He also resisted the forces during a clearance operation in Khaisura area in 2009 and about 12 soldiers were martyred.
In 2010, Nuristan was behind water poisoning near an army post in Khaisura. He also planted an IED on Inzar-Shakai-Wana road the same year. At least two soldiers were martyred in the attack. The same year, he attacked an army quick reaction force convoy on Khaisura-Taiarza-Wana road in which six personnel were martyred. Three FC soldiers were martyred in 2011 when Nuristan planted an IED and attacked an FC convoy near Nanokhel school in Khaisura. He was appointed as commander of the Khaisura area in 2016.
[DailyTimes.pk] Unidentified button men on Saturday rubbed out a shadow governor of the Afghan Taliban ...Arabic for students... in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar ...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistain's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire... , a second Taliban leader killed in Pakistain in five weeks, two Taliban officials said.
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[DailyTimes.pk] Pak counterterrorism police and secret service officials raided a bully boy hideout Saturday, killing two Death Eaters accused of involvement in attacks on security forces, an official said.
Shahid Solangi, a counterterrorism officer, said the early morning raid took place in the Patni area of the city of Sukkur in southern Sindh province.
He said the Death Eaters attempted to escape and opened fire on officers, triggering a shootout.
Solangi said two Death Eaters belonging to the Noor-e-Islam group of the Pak Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... were killed.
Solangi said the slain Death Eaters were involved in attacks on police and security forces in South Wazoo and other parts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in the northwest.
He said the two men entered Sindh province in recent days and had been under surveillance of security agencies.
Pak Death Eaters have in recent months stepped up attacks on security forces in the former tribal regions in northwest and southwestern Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... province, raising concerns that hard boyz are regrouping in various parts of the country.
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has filed a supplementary chargesheet against one Rajakbhai Kumbhar in connection with an ISI related espionage case.
The case was originally registered in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh against one Mohammad Rashid. He was accused of passing on sensitive information, photos and videos of vital installations of strategic importance to ISI operatives based in Pakistain.
The case was then taken over by the NIA in 2020, following which Rajakbhai was arrested.
Further Investigation revealed that he had visited Pakistain twice on legal documents. During his second visit, he met one ISI agency, Hamid alias Asim. Rajakbhai was tasked with transferring funds to Rashid for the information he had provided to the ISI operatives in Pakistain.
[ALMASDARNEWS] An Iraqi group has threatened to retaliate against the United States after the bombing of their positions in Syria’s eastern governorate of Deir Ezzor.
The Secretary-General of the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq Movement, Qais Khazali, condemned the American attack, which he described as a "despicable act," stressing that "the exit of the American forces from Iraq is the only way to achieve stability," and that "the popular will, political decision and the strength of resistance are capable of achieving this."
For its part, Kata’ib Hezbollah said in a statement , "that some internal parties supported by 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... and the Zionist entity seek to implement and push Washington to launch an aggression against the sites of the Popular Mobilization Forces defending its homeland."
In turn, Harakat al-Nujaba said that the American attack "will not go without punishment and a harsh response by the resistance fits its size."
The Secretary-General of the Sayyid al-Shuhada Brigades, Abu al-Wala’e, said: "We were not surprised by the American aggression against the sites of our resistance factions. This is expected as we are fighting a war to liberate our land from an occupation about which the blind patriotic people say it does not exist."
Posted by: Fred ||
02/28/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies
I agree with them on 1 aspect, we need to be out of Iraq.
[IsraelTimes] A Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", naval vessel posing as a fishermen’s boat off the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... coast this week was the source of a "potential threat" to Israeli ships in the area, according to an unsourced report by Channel 12 on Friday.
The network’s military correspondent reported that many of the details of the incident on Monday were banned from publication by the military censor, but the Hamas boat was destroyed and sunk by a missile fired by Israeli forces, according to the report which could not be verified.
It was not immediately clear how many people were aboard, but Channel 12 reported that the boat was operated by members of Hamas’s naval commando unit.
The Paleostinian news site Shehab had reported that the boat was destroyed by two missiles off the coast of the Gazook city of Khan Younis.
On Monday, the Israel Defense Forces said it uncovered a "potential threat" to naval ships off the Gaza coast, without elaborating on the nature of the threat.
"Earlier today, our troops spotted suspicious naval activity in the maritime zone along the Gaza Strip which posed a potential threat to Israeli Navy vessels," the military said.
"IDF troops detected the activity and thwarted it," the military added.
After initially saying additional information would be released about the incident, the military refrained from commenting further.
"The IDF will continue to take action against dangerous threats on the maritime front," the military added.
The Israeli military has repeatedly warned that the Hamas terror group, the de facto ruler of Gaza, as well as other terrorist organizations in the Strip have been developing a number of different maritime-based weapons, including naval mines, explosives-laden kamikaze boats and autonomous submarines.
A senior Israeli military commander said earlier this week that, according to IDF estimates, Hamas has replenished its arsenal since a 2014 war with Israel and now has a vast collection of rockets, guided missiles and drones.
It also has acquired dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles and has an army of some 30,000 men, including 400 naval commandos who have received sophisticated training and equipment to carry out seaborne operations, the commander added. He spoke on condition of anonymity under military guidelines.
[AlMasdar] The Russian Aerospace Forces have recently carried out a series of Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s on the positions of the foreign-led jihadists in the northeastern region of the Latakia Governorate.
According to the Russian Spring (RuVesna.SU) YouTube channel, a massive attack was carried out by the Russian Aerospace Forces on the key town of Kabani, which is currently under the control of the foreigner-led Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP) and their allies from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... (HTS).
"On Friday, a site belonging to the Turkestan Islamic Party, which mainly consists of foreigners from the former Soviet republics, primarily Central Asian ones, was bombed," the channel said.
"The party’s program plans to revive the ’Great Islamic Caliphate’ on the territory of the Caucasian and Volga regions of Russia and the states of the Central Asian region. As a result of the blow, the Death Eaters’ barracks were destroyed, which was also used as a warehouse for weapons and material and technical means. In addition, in the course of the attack, two terrorist guard posts located along the perimeter of the base were destroyed."
The Russian YouTube channel released footage of the attack, showing a massive explosion at the site of the targeted areas in the town of Kabani.
It should be noted that Kabani has long been under the control of the jihadist rebels, as they made the town their headquarters in the Jabal al-Akrad region following the loss of their former Latakia Governorate stronghold, Salma, during the first two years of the Russian intervention in Syria.
For the Syrian Armed Forces, Kabani is an imperative town that needs to be captured before pushing toward the strategic city of Jisr al-Shughour, which is located along the Latakia-Aleppo Highway (M-4 Highway).
[AlAhram] Attackers struck a gas pipeline in eastern Syria on Saturday, leaving it ablaze but causing no casualties, state news agency SANA reported, the latest incidence of sabotage against Syria's oil and gas infrastructure.
As in the past, no one grabbed credit for the attack. Syria's nearly 10-year conflict, which has killed about half a million people, has also badly affected oil and gas fields, many of which are outside government control.
SANA said the attack occurred in the area known as Abu Khashab in the eastern province of Deir el-Zour that borders Iraq.
Sleeper cells of the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group are known to be active in the area and have targeted government forces and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in eastern Syria.
Earlier Saturday, Syria's oil ministry said gas leakage in a well in central Syria was quickly put under control. It did not say whether the leakage was the result of an act of sabotage or an accident.
In a more common occurrence in chaotic Syria, a mine went kaboom! Saturday in the central province of Hama, killing five and wounding 13 people who had been driving to collect truffles, SANA said. It said the anti-tank mine was left behind by bandidosturbans who once controlled the area near the town of Salamiyeh.
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.