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Constitution Cancelled - Yes, They Are Coming For You
Wednesday April 21st, 2021

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'Unbearable' conditions push Biden administration to close Houston migrant center
UN Envoy Calls on Foreign Fighters to Leave Libya
North Korea Discuss Fostering Healthcare Cooperation with Libya
Al-Anbar police command cooperates with Erbil%u2019s Asayish forces and arrests a terrorist group
Power restored, enrichment resumes at Natanz plant %u2014 Iran nuke agency chief
'New Zealand backs out of 'Five Eyes' intelligence network's 'China-watch' over fears it will hit country's trade partnership
Ohio school district director
sought sex with 8-year-old, FBI says

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#1  Bedhead
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2021 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Black eye or make-up?
Posted by: Thretle Scourge of the Bunions7644 || 04/21/2021 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Early Cinema makeup for both men and women. Enhanced eyes and eyebrows.

The film types used at the time required a LOT of lighting for exposure, plus did not capture contrast or detail very well.

Without the makeup, it was hard to tell where the actors eyes were on a movie screen.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/21/2021 8:36 Comments || Top||

#4  early Bellatrix Lastrange
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#5  1980s look.
Posted by: Clineng McGurque4720 || 04/21/2021 11:25 Comments || Top||

#6  early Bellatrix Lastrange
That's what I thought. From the Harry Potter series. Even has the beginning of the crazy eyes.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/21/2021 13:47 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
2 Public Uprising Force Members Killed in Taliban Attack in Herat
[ToloNews] Two members of public uprising forces were killed and several more were maimed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in 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...
province early hours of Tuesday morning, provincial governor Sayed Waheed Qatali said.

The attack took place at around 2 am in Ghorian district in Herat province following a boom-mobile explosion close to police HQ and a public uprising force outpost, Qatali said.

"The security forces targeted the Taliban’s explosive-laden vehicle before reaching it’s target," he said adding that "the festivities continued for several hours but after the arrival of the reinforcements, the Taliban were pushed backed from the area."

"Taliban also suffered casualties in the festivities," he added.

Taliban so far has not commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Provincial Council Chief Wounded in Zabul Blast
[ToloNews] Ata Jan Haqbayan, the head of the provincial council in Zabul, was maimed in a kaboom that happened within the compound of the provincial governor in the southern province on Tuesday, his brother Ismail Zabuli said, but local officials have not commented.

Haqbayan’s family members said his condition is stable.

No group has grabbed credit for the blast.

Haqbayan survived a kaboom five months ago in the city of Qalat, the center of Zabul province. The explosion killed three civilians and maimed 20 others.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [67 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban Attacks Rising Despite Intl Efforts for Peace
[ToloNews] Despite not officially announcing a spring fighting season, the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
has increased attacks in various regions of the country—including the strategic areas of Kandahar in the south, Balkh in the north, 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...
in the west 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..
in the east.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other leg......
military analysts attributed the surge in violence by the Taliban to the group's attempt to pressure the Afghan government, and to gain leverage in the grinding of the peace processor.

Statistics indicate that at least 16 security force members have been killed and 14 more maimed as a result of Taliban attacks in the past 24 hours.

Local officials in Herat said that last month all 15 districts in the province saw unprecedented violence. Shindand, Oba, Pashtun Zarghoon, Kashk, Gulran, Ghoryan and Chisht-e-Sharif districts all saw some of the fiercest battles during the past month, they said.

According to the local officials, during the first week of Ramadan, the Taliban launched 36 attacks on several parts of Herat province.

"A boom-mobile was discovered in Shindand, a kaboom occurred in Zindajan, another boom-mobile was en route to a target in Gulran but they failed to detonate it," said Sayed Wahid Qatali, the governor of Herat.

Balkh province, in northern Afghanistan, was once relatively calm but over the past month violence has drastically increased in the province.

Local officials in Balkh have said that the level of violence has significantly increased in Chamtal, Chaharbolak, Sholgara, Daulatabad, Kashanda, Charkant and Zari.

"Fierce fighting occurred between the two sides, casualties were inflicted on the opponent side, including casualties sustained by govt forces," said Afzal Hadid, the head of the Balkh provincial council.

In the south, the situation continues to remain fragile as the Taliban continue to attack districts such as Panjwayi, Zhari, Arghandab and Arghisstan.

Recently the Afghan cops launched a series of operations in Arghandab and Panjwayi to push back Taliban fighters.

"There is no work, they said 'come and fight jihad, there is war, let's occupy Kandahar,' this was their justification but Kandahar will not collapse," said Sayed Jan Khakrezwal, the head of Kandahar's provincial council.

In the eastern province of Nangarhar attacks have occurred in Surkhrod, Sherzad and Achin districts.

"They often launch attacks on the security checkpoints; however, in response, their attacks are naturalized," said Attaullah Khogyani, a front man for Nangarhar's governor.

"Peace negotiation is the job of our elders, but our responsibility is to suppress the criminals and the Taliban anywhere they try to appear, we have said this to the defense and security forces," said acting Minister of Interior Hayatullah Hayat.

Recently sources said that eight police members were killed and three more were maimed in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Zibak district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan after midnight on Tuesday.

The Sarkohi area is located in the center of Zibak district, and sources said it fell to the Taliban after hours of festivities. However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
the outpost was retaken by security forces, sources said.

According to sources, the Taliban has also suffered casualties in the attack.

The increase in violence comes amid stalled peace efforts and the announcement of the US forces' withdrawal from the country.

According to the Afghan security agencies, the rise in Taliban attacks is part of their spring offensive, but the Taliban have so far not officially announced their spring offensive.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Helmand: Afghan commandos release 28 civilians from Taliban jail
[KhaamaPress] At least 28 Afghan civilians were freed from a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
prison in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province by Commandos, the Special Operations Corps said in a statement Tuesday.

Afghan commandos rescued in a rescue operation freed at least 28 Afghan civilians from a Taliban prison in Helmand province.

The Special Operations Corps in a released statement on Tuesday said the operation was conducted on Monday night in Musa Qala district of the province.

Afghan commandos during the operation also killed six Taliban members.

Many weapons belonging to the Talibs were also seized by the spec ops unit.

No further details were provided in regards to the identity of the freed civilians.

Taliban has not yet commented on the rescue mission conducted by the Afghan commandos.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul: Army officer shot dead in the morning, jacket wallah kabooms Afghan intelligence convoy in the evening


Unidentified gunmen killed ANA officer in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] Local security officials said an army officer and his driver were killed on Tuesday morning in Kabul.

The incident occurred in PD 12 of Arzan Qimat area Kabul city.

During the unidentified button men shooting the army officer’s driver was also killed, sources told media.

So far, the identities of the victims were not released and Kabul police have not yet commented on the incident.

No group or individual has yet grabbed credit for the Attack.

Blast Targets NDS Convoy in Kabul

[ToloNews] A powerful blast rocked Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Tuesday night.

A security source told TOLOnews that the blast occurred as a result of a suicide kaboom that targeted a convoy of the Afghan intelligence agency—the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS)--at Shaheed Roundabout in PD15 of the city.

A security source said that so far four maimed have been brought to the hospital.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:


Taliban attack claim lives of eight ANP members: Badakhshan
[KhaamaPress] At least eight Afghan coppers were killed in a Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
offensive on Monday night in Badakhshan Province.

Abdullah Naji Nazar, a member of the Badakhshan Provincial Council told the media that the coppers were killed when the Taliban attacked a security outpost in the region.

Taliban has reportedly attacked and burned the police base, Nazari said.

According to Nazari Taliban seized all the weapons belonging to ANP.

Badakhshan police also confirmed the Taliban attack, but did not further provide details about the casualties.

So far, the Taliban did not comment on the incident.

Taliban has not officially announced their spring operations but Experts have linked such attacks to unannounced lunch of the Taliban spring offensives, just like in the past.

Previously, in another incident, two coppers were killed and six others were maimed in a Taliban attack in Baghlan province, local officials told the media.

During the battle an armored police Humvee was also wrecked and another was taken by the Talibs.
Sources said that eight police members were killed and three more were maimed in a Taliban attack on their outpost in Zibak district in the northeastern province of Badakhshan after midnight on Tuesday.

The Sarkohi area is located in the center of Zibak district, according to sources, who said it fell to the Taliban after hours of festivities. But the outpost was retaken by security forces, sources said.

According to sources, the Taliban has also suffered casualties in the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Helmand: AAF kills 5 Pakistani al-Qaeda affiliates, Commandos free 28 from Talib prison
[KhaamaPress] The Ministry of defense in a released statement said Tuesday that five Pak al-Qaeda Pak affiliates were killed in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
by Afghan Air Force in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
Province.

According to MoD 13 faceless myrmidons including five members of al-Qaeda were killed during an air raid conducted on a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
hideout in Helmand province.

MoD’s bulletin added, A Taliban hideout was targeted in Nahre-e-Saraj distrtict of Helmand province.

The statement further elaborated, that the five members of al-Qaeda belonged to Pakistain’s Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

province, who were professional bomb makers.

The snuffies reportedly used to train Taliban members on how to make IEDs and bombs, the statement said.

This is not the first time, early reports indicate that al-Qaeda and imported muscle were killed in various operations in the ranks of the Taliban fighters.

A few months ago, al-Qaeda’s second in command Abu Mohsin al-Mesri was killed in an ANDSF assassination in Ghazni province.

Taliban have repeatedly denied having kept any links to al-Qaeda but several senior members of the group were killed during the recent months in Taliban-controlled regions.

Under the US-Taliban agreement, the Taliban are required to cut and sever all ties with al-Qaeda and other international "terrorist" groups.

Afghan commandos release 28 civilians from Taliban jail

[KhaamaPress] At least 28 Afghan civilians were freed from a Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
prison in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province by Commandos, the Special Operations Corps said in a statement Tuesday.

Afghan commandos rescued in a rescue operation freed at least 28 Afghan civilians from a Taliban prison in Helmand province.

The Special Operations Corps in a released statement on Tuesday said the operation was conducted on Monday night in Musa Qala district of the province.

Afghan commandos during the operation also killed six Taliban members.

Many weapons belonging to the Talibs were also seized by the spec ops unit.

No further details were provided in regards to the identity of the freed civilians.

Taliban has not yet commented on the rescue mission conducted by the Afghan commandos.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [69 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Africa Horn
Sudan: 1st Figure from Former Bashir Regime Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] A Sudanese court sentenced to prison on Monday the first figure from the regime of ousted President Omar al-Bashir
...Former President-for-Life of Sudan He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself head cheese. He fell out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Hee was overthrown by popular consent in 2019. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it...
Abdul Basit Hamza was convicted of money laundering, terrorist financing, trading in foreign currency and unlawful and suspicious enrichment. He was sentenced to ten years in jail and a fine.

According to the indictment, Hamza is one of Sudan’s Islamist security leaders and had operated as "an independent businessman."

He had invested money from looted public funds in the Islamic Movement (the Sudanese version of the Moslem Brüderbund). His wealth is estimated at billions of dollars.

The Public Prosecution said Hamza was convicted under articles of the Unlawful and Suspicious Enrichment Act of 1989 and was sentenced to five years in prison.

The court also condemned him under Article 35 of the Anti-Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act, sentencing him to another five years.

Hamza worked for the so-called "Islamic Movement Cell in the Sudanese Army" and exploited his influence to loot more than two billion dollars, reports quoted member of the committee for dismantling the ousted June 30 regime Salah Manna as saying.

As Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sudanese Mobile Telephone Company (MOBITEL), Hamza controlled the telecommunications sector in the country, Manna added.

He revealed that the detainee helped sell the company to foreign investors at a price that does not exceed 10 percent of its real value.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa Subsaharan
Nigerian troops kill 40 Boko Haram terrorists
[AA.TR] Nigerian troops eliminated at least 40 Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
murderous Moslems Monday in festivities in the country’s northeast, local media reported.

A security source said on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media that the bad boyz were potted during festivities that lasted more than 13 hours in the town of Dikwa in Borno state.

Several other members of the terrorist group were maimed yet managed to escape.

Vehicles belonging to the murderous Moslems and a significant amount of ammunition was also destroyed, said the security source.

Boko Haram launched a bloody insurgency in 2009 in northeastern Nigeria but later spread its atrocities to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
, prompting a military response.

More than 30,000 people have been killed and nearly 3 million displaced in a decade of Boko Haram's terrorist activities in Nigeria, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

Violence committed by Boko Haram has affected some 26 million people in the Lake Chad region and displaced 2.6 million others, according to the UN Refugee Agency.
All Africa adds:
Military authorities said yesterday that ground troops and the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole engaged holy warriors in 12 gun trucks in a fire-fight killing scores of fighters from Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP).

A war update issued by the Nigerian Army last night said troops supported by air strikes from the Nigerian Air Force inflicted heavy casualty on the holy warriors, who attacked Dikwa, the headquarters of Dikwa Local Government of Borno State.
The fight was still raging as at the time of filling this report.

The update signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said "troops of Operation Lafiya Dole are currently carrying out Operation Tura Takaibango stationed at Dikwa and Gulumba Gana".

It said "the Lions of Islam in their numbers mounted on 12 gun trucks attacked the town on the Sunday, April 18, 2021, just as the locals prepared to break their Ramadan fast for the day.

"The troops having contained the initial wave of the attack had to occupy their alternative headquarters at Gulumba Gana to enable the air component engage any gun trucks and other arms in the vicinity of the attack".

It said the troops launched a counter attack in the early hours of Monday, April 19, 2021 and successfully reoccupied their main headquarters in Dikwa.

"The retreating Lions of Islam suffered heavy losses in both equipment and personnel, including some of their key leaders from the superior fire power of own troops both from the air and ground forces.

"The troops are currently patrolling Dikwa town and environs to assess the level of damage inflicted on the terrorists".
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Nigeria: Soldiers Working With Boko Haram Expose Civilian Collaborators
[All Africa] Some soldiers arrested in the crack down on Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
funders have disclosed the identities of their civilian collaborators, according to sources.

The arrests of the officers came after an in-depth investigation into connections between Boko Haram members and military officers, that they helped to infiltrate into the army and sabotage efforts to end insurgency in Nigeria.

Daily Trust had reported how the Federal Government launched an operation against suspected financiers and collaborators of Boko Haram.

The ongoing inter-agency operation is being led by a top intelligence officer, with an army general leading a task team comprising military personnel and staff from intelligence services.

Multiple sources informed Daily Trust that the closely-guarded operation is being coordinated by Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA), in collaboration with the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

As part of the operation, billions of naira traced to businesses belonging to persons of interest have been blocked in banks in series of "post no debit" letters sent out to banks by the CBN and NFIU.

Twenty soldiers who were arrested in the operation are currently being detained in Borno State.

"About 20 of them were arrested in Borno and detained. In the course of interrogation they revealed a lot including the identity of some of their civilian collaborators who were also arrested," a source told Daily Trust.

The ongoing operation, Daily Trust gathered, is the first phase of activities lined up by the task team to crack the riddle of how Boko Haram, kidnappers and other criminals fund their operations and launder the proceeds.

When contacted, spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Yerima, said he was not aware of the arrest of army officers in connection with allegation of collaboration with Boko Haram elements.

He also referred the question on the military’s involvement in the operation to the DSS, saying issues to do with arrests on charges of terrorism financing is under the purview of the DSS.

Spokesperson of the DSS, Peter Afunaya, when contacted on Friday, promised to make findings on the issue and revert to our news hound. He, however, did not get back as of the time of filing this report. He did not respond to a text message sent to him to follow up and ignored repeated phone calls thereafter.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [83 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)


Arabia
Houthi forces announce new attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Fifth Column
Antifa in Seattle have released a flyer calling for violence tonight
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Not surprising. Riots apparently work as Mn. has caved to the mob over Chauvin. Expect the defense to appeal on grounds that Maxine "Einstein" Waters un-duly influenced the outcome.
Posted by: Warthog || 04/21/2021 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  #Antifa in Seattle have released a flyer calling for violence tonight any day ending in "Y". FIFY.
Posted by: magpie || 04/21/2021 16:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Eventually, some crazy will go shoot the lot of them. Scores shot. It's going to happen.
Posted by: Spoter B || 04/21/2021 23:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Why is this even news?
Posted by: Bubba Lover of the Faeries8843 || 04/21/2021 23:59 Comments || Top||


Minneapolis: BLM protesters surround and hit a truck stuck on the road that has been shut down by them
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1 

An where were the CITY or STATE Police?
Oh! where was the State DOT.
Oh, where was the FBI since interfering with Interstate Transportation is a Federal offense?
Posted by: NN2N1 || 04/21/2021 12:01 Comments || Top||

#2  It'll be interesting when deliveries into the city stop.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 04/21/2021 14:27 Comments || Top||


Caught and released at the violent antifa Portland riot where a charity and businesses were smashed up again
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Just prey to St. Floyd for intersession.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 04/21/2021 1:43 Comments || Top||

#2  That's what you get when you tell these idiots that they are "exceptional" and "one of a kind" for years. Then they grow up -figuratively - and find out that they are just average or below. Antifa comes along and tells them they serve a higher purpose and are the chosen ones. Basic psyops.
Posted by: Warthog || 04/21/2021 9:35 Comments || Top||


On 19 April, antifa rioted in Portland again
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Killed an autoplay video.

Posted by: badanov || 04/21/2021 7:47 Comments || Top||

#2  thank you
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2021 9:42 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Dozens of Turks sneak into Europe in passport scam: report
[Rudaw] The Ottoman Turkish government on Monday widened an investigation into claims dozens of people had used special passports to enter Europa
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
legally and never returned.
Yeah, they'll get right to the bottom of that
The scandal has dominated local headlines since it emerged last week that 43 people with grey service passports entered Germany last November to attend an environmental workshop and never returned to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
Grey passports are issued to people working abroad for the state, allowing visa-free travel to many countries.

They were sent by a local district municipality in the eastern province of Malatya, according to local media.

The interior ministry in a statement on Monday said the probe would be widened to include six more local municipalities in cities including Ordu on the Black Sea.

The six included ruling and main opposition party mayors.

They had sent individuals for "folk dance shows, culture tours, youth programmes" in cooperation with non-governmental organizations, the interior ministry said.

It also temporarily suspended issuing service-stamped passports for non-public sector employees who were assigned to work abroad by local authorities.

Last week, the ministry suspended the deputy governor of Malatya, two public officials and the provincial head of the population and citizen affairs body over the scandal.

One source told HaberTurk website how people paid 6,000 euros ($7,200) for the passport to go to Germany through Bingol municipality in eastern Turkey.

They also claimed at least "450-500" people went to Europe using this method.

In a video posted online by Anka News Agency, the main opposition party mayor of Yesilova in southwestern Turkey said the claims relating to his district dated back to 2018, before he was elected.

Mumtaz Senel said 387 people were sent to Rome with grey passports but 23 never returned their passports.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Seems they'd be easily spotted by their handlebar mustaches and curly toed slippers.
Posted by: jpal || 04/21/2021 18:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Could be worse.
Could be mexicans.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2021 23:00 Comments || Top||


14 ISIS suspects arrested in Istanbul: state media
They must have forgotten to pay the necessary bribes.
[Rudaw] Fourteen foreign nationals with suspected links to 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....
(ISIS) were arrested in Istanbul, Ottoman Turkish state media reported on Tuesday.

"Anti-terror units simultaneously raided eight addresses in four districts of Istanbul and made the arrests," Anadolu Agency reported on Tuesday, adding that security forces also confiscated digital and organizational documents.

Earlier this month, Ottoman Turkish anti-terrorism units arrested 12 ISIS suspects in Istanbul. In March, 18 suspects were arrested, 16 of which were foreign nationals.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
is a member of the multinational Global Coalition Against ISIS (ISIS), formed when ISIS took control of swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory in 2014.

Numerous ISIS members have been found in Turkey.

Turkey has been accused of financial and military support of ISIS, according to a report from a former UN advisor, conduct Ankara has denied.

A Yazidi girl taken captive in 2014 was rescued during a raid in the Ottoman Turkish capital Ankara in February. Police said that one of her captors was said to be a senior ISIS member from Iraq.

Several other Yazidi children have been found with ISIS-linked families in Turkey.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [95 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Government Corruption
'Unbearable' conditions push Biden administration to close Houston migrant center
[ABCNEWS.GO] The Biden administration over the weekend shuttered a Houston warehouse that housed unaccompanied migrant children following allegations that the nonprofit organization running the site failed to provide adequate living conditions for hundreds of maiden of tender yearss, multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News.

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened the warehouse early this month in response to the surge of migrants colonists arriving at the southern border.

Exclusive video shot by ABC News showed buses removing more than 100 girls from the emergency intake center on Saturday. Until its closure, the facility had been run by a Houston-based nonprofit with no prior experience housing unaccompanied migrant children.

Sources familiar with the facility's operation said the girls housed there, aged 13-17, were at times instructed to use plastic bags for toilets because there were not enough staff members to accompany them to restrooms. A spokesperson for the nonprofit would neither confirm nor deny these allegations to ABC News.

A lack of outdoor space meant girls spent most of the day on makeshift cots surrounded by boxes intended to offer some semblance of privacy, according to the sources. The facility also suffered from overcrowding and failed to comply with pandemic-related distancing measures, the sources said.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  More than 100 girls ~ 500
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2021 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  I hear Epsion Island is available. Ask Biden for the address.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/21/2021 1:11 Comments || Top||

#3  ^Snark of the year
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 04/21/2021 6:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Only reason the press even cares is that their agenda is for these individuals to be just let loose in the USA as they arrive.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/21/2021 7:03 Comments || Top||

#5  for a depressing gedankenexperiment, just ask yourself, 'what if Trump?'
Posted by: Retard Strength || 04/21/2021 7:58 Comments || Top||


#7  Report: Texas Facility for Migrant Girls Closed amid Crowding Concerns, Worker’s Death

Well, that and having to deal with 13-17 girls.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 04/21/2021 10:13 Comments || Top||

#8  Hollywood Depot.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 04/21/2021 13:00 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Key Taliban commander for Nangarhar province killed in Pakistan
[KhaamaPress] An Afghan official said Monday, that a key Taliban
...Arabic for students...
commander for eastern 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..
was killed in northwestern Pakistain.

The Taliban commander was shot and killed in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa region of Pakistain.

Nangarhar Governor, Zia ul Haq
...the creepy-looking former dictator of Pakistain. Zia was an Islamic nutball who imposed his nutballery on the rest of the country with the enthusiastic assistance of the nation's religious parties, which are populated by other nutballs. He was appointed Chief of Army Staff in 1976 by Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, whom he hanged when he seized power. His time in office was a period of repression, with hundreds of thousands of political rivals, minorities, and journalists executed or tortured, including senior general officers convicted in coup-d'état plots, who would normally be above the law. As part of his alliance with the religious parties, his government helped run the war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, providing safe havens, American equipiment, Saudi money, and Pak handlers to selected mujaheddin. Zia died along with several of his top generals and admirals and the then United States Ambassador to Pakistain Arnold Lewis Raphel when he was assassinated in a suspicious air crash near Bahawalpur in 1988...
Amarkhel named the Death Eater commander "Nek Mohammad", who was assassinated in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistain.

According to Amarkhel, two other bully boyz accompanying Nek Mohammad including Azizullah known as Mustafa were also injured in the Haji Camp area of 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...
Amarkhel did not provide further details on who was behind the killing of this Taliban commander in Peshawar.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Iraq
22 suspected ISIS members arrested in past three months: Sulaimani Asayish
[Rudaw] Sulaimani Asayish announced on Tuesday that 22 suspected 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....
(ISIS) members have been arrested in a number of towns across the province in the past three months.

One of those detained is Abu Ali Jumaili, the ISIS Wali (governor) of Fallujah who is said to have entered the Kurdistan Region using a fake identity card.

The suspects were arrested after "obtaining intelligence and collecting evidence on a ISIS [ISIS] terrorist group who were reorganizing in a number of towns," the Asayish said in a statement seen by Rudaw English.

The suspects "intended to carry out a number of terrorist attacks," it added, with raids carried out in Garmiyan, west Sulaimani, Sharazur and Raparin in February, March and April.

One of the detainees, found in Peshdar district on the Iranian border in February, was responsible for erecting an ISIS flag in Said Sadiq, the security forces said.

Ten people were arrested in February in connection with the incident, when a bomb was found under the flag placed in the district east of Sulaimani city.

Jumaili was detained in Chamchamal a month later, on March 25. Asayish said he was previously a member of Al Qaeda but pledged allegiance to ISIS in 2014, becoming the deputy Wali for northern Iraq and later the Wali of Fallujah.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2021 01:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Two victims in a blast targeting an NSS patrol in Saladin
[SHAFAQ] Two security officers were reportedly killed in a kaboom in Saladin Governorate today, Tuesday.

A source told Shafaq News Agency that a roadside kaboom targeted the convoy of the Commander of the National Security Service (NSS) in the governorate, near Mount Hamrin.

The blast resulted in killing two National Security agents, according to the source.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [55 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


AAR: scores of terrorists arrested in Samarra
[SHAFAQ] The front man for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Major General Yahya Rasool, announced on Tuesday the after-action review (AAR) of a combing operation that had been launched in Samarra district, in Saladin governorate.

Rasool said in a statement that the operation covered Umm Ruwais, Umm Thaheer, and Tubiya areas.

The statement indicated that a number of snuffies were arrested and two mortar shells were seized.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [82 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Did they have appointments?
Posted by: SteveS || 04/21/2021 11:46 Comments || Top||


Asayish dismantles a huge ISIS network extending in Kurdistan
[SHAFAQ] The Internal Security Forces (Asayish) of Kurdistan dismantled a large ISIS network with tentacles extending to multiple governorates of the Region.

The Asayish tracked and apprehended 22 ISIS operatives in 22 separate security operations in al-Sulaymaniyah, Garmyan, Shemchemal, Sayyid Sadiq, and Bashdar.

The Asayish identified and detained a group of terrorists; most notably "Abu Ali al-Jamili", who served in the terrorist organization of ISIS as the "Wali of Fallujah". He was arrested upon his attempt to enter the region using a fake ID.

Among the other terrorists, there were "Bin Laden al-Kurdi", "Habib", "Abu Anas", "Dr. al-Bukhari", "Abu Shhab", "Muhammad al-Kurdi", and "Anas al-Kurdi" who joined ISIS in 2020 via social media. al-Kurdi used to train ISIS Death Eaters in "explosives manufacturing" and took part in several terrorist operations.

Upon investigation, the Internal Security Forces of al-Sulaymaniyah were able to trace a network of ISIS operatives plotting to conduct a series of terrorist operations.

After obtaining arrest warrants by the Asayish Investigative Magistrate, the Operation squads of the Asayish in al-Sulaymaniyah, Garmyan, west al-Sulaymaniyah, Raperin, and Sharazur embarked on a large-scale operation to arrest the 22 wanted terrorists. They already have organized themselves in sleeper cells.

The 22 arrestees confessed to attempting to establish ISIS sleeper cells in preparation for serial attacks in the region. They were trained on explosives manufacturing. Their plans included blasting many targets, abduction, assassinating security officers involved in ISIS combating, and destroying gravestones of Martyrs who perished in the ISIS war.

The Asayish said that the arrestees were taught the terrorist ideology on social media and used it to recruit people, promote their ideology, and expand their gangs.

The Asayish administration expressed gratitude to the Asayish officers who worked on the case in al-Sulaymaniyah, Garmyan, west al-Sulaymaniyah, Sharazur, and Raperin, and the people of Kurdistan Region for their support and cooperation, stressing that it will spare no effort to curb and abort any terrorist plots that might threat Kurdistan and its people.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [74 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Heavy Military deployment in al-Anbar in anticipation of potential ISIS attacks
[SHAFAQ] A security source in al-Anbar Police Command revealed today that new directives had been issued to deploy the police and tribal mobilization units to protect the Global Coalition’s logistics convoys.

The source told Shafaq News Agency that the directives that include areas from Abu Ghraib to al-Baghdadi, where Ain al-Assad airbase is, as well as areas in al-Anbar desert, were issued after intelligence information was received about a number of ISIS forces of Evil who infiltrated from Syria into Iraqi territory.

"The areas around Ain al-Asad airbase, west of al-Anbar, have been witnessing a security deployment for more than a week, in anticipation of an attack that might target the base," adding that most of the roads leading to the base have been completely closed since then. All vehicles entering the base are being carefully searched.

The international highway in al-Anbar had witnessed two attacks in the past two weeks targeting logistics convoys.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [59 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


One killed and three injured in a clan conflict in Dhi Qar
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

The source told Shafaq News Agency that a clan conflict broke out in Al-Gharaf district, north of Nasiriyah, in which one was killed, and three others were injured.

He added that the security forces cordoned off the scene, arrested six suspects, and brought military reinforcements to contain the conflict.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [91 views] Top|| File under:


Al-Anbar police command cooperates with Erbil’s Asayish forces and arrests a terrorist group
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkey Avoids Clash with Iran-Backed Forces in Iraq, Attacks Kurdish Villages Instead
[ENGLISH.AAWSAT] Ottoman Turkish warplanes staged Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Monday against the northern mountainous terrain of Duhok province in Iraqi Kurdistan. Targets hit by the raid are believed to be held by members of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

No human casualties were reported, but a security source in the Amedi district told Asharq al-Awsat that Ottoman Turkish fighter jets attacked two villages located at the base of mountain Mtein after midnight on Monday.

Speaking under the conditions of anonymity, the source added that another two villages at the base of mountain Karah were also targeted.

"Areas targeted by Ottoman Turkish raids are uninhabited, so the bombing did not cause any casualties, but it caused panic among the residents of the nearby villages as smoke plumes were seen rising in the area," they explained.

Hashem Ahmed, a local from Amedi district, reported that Ottoman Turkish jets could be heard soaring over the region before six explosions went off near the villages of Banavi and Korki.

"Ottoman Turkish aircrafts usually target any human presence in these areas, which endangers the lives of herders and farmers there," Ahmed told Asharq al-Awsat, adding that many pastures and farmlands have been grazed by the raids.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [88 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Mohammad Ali Hagh Bin, high ranking IRGC commander was wounded in Syria by Israeli attack
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Well, he died, but then he was wounded. He's getting better
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2021 10:11 Comments || Top||


A member of the Asayish forces killed during clashes with the N.D.F in Qamishli
[SHAFAQ] A security source reported that a member of the internal security forces, "Asayish", was killed today during festivities with the National Defense Forces (N.D.F.), a pro-Assad umbrella force formed by the Syrian regime, in Qamishli.

The source told Shafaq News agency that a number of National Defense members were arrested by the Asayish forces, while others were maimed during the festivities.

The source pointed out that the Asayish brought military reinforcements and closed the roads leading to the area where the National Defense Militia is fortified, south of the city.
Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria



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