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Lebanese Prime Minister announces resignation of government
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Good morning
Keith Ellison goes full clown sues rodeo
Monday August 10th, 2020

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3 dead and 9 injured as a result of in-fighting between GNA militias in Tarhuna
Muslim Brotherhood in Libya nominates Al Qeada terrorist Mahmoud bin Rajab to lead the so-called National Guard affiliated with the traitor al-Sarraj and the GNA
Lebanese call for an uprising after protests rock Beirut
Six French tourists among eight killed by gunmen in Niger
9 members of a single family wounded in Taliban mortar attack in East of Afghanistan
Hundreds of antifa descended on the Portland Police union building in north Portland. They blocked the road, started street fires & tried to burn down the union hall again
Widespread looting reported
in Chicago after police-involved shooting

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 10:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [174 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...back then, there wasn't as much government to shut down nor its impact felt beyond the city limits (no beltway back then either).
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/10/2020 11:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Well before Al Gore's no more snow for you edict.
Posted by: jpal || 08/10/2020 15:33 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
7 Police Killed in Ghazni Car Bomb: Security Source
Follow-up to this from yesterday.
[ToloNews] At least 7 coppers were killed and 15 others were maimed in a boom-mobile explosion that occurred in the city of Ghazni on Saturday evening, targeting a unit of the public protection forces, a security source said on Sunday.

The explosion was followed by an attempt to storm the compound in Kotal-e-Rawza area in the city of Ghazni at around 7:45 pm, but all attackers were killed before entering, said the Interior Ministry front man Tariq Arian on Saturday night.

The source said that the maimed have been taken to Kabul by helicopter for treatment and three are "at death's door."

"The snuffies were using a Humvee vehicle for the earth-shattering kaboom," the source added.

No group has grabbed credit for the attack so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:


10 Civilians Total Killed in Kabul, Kandahar Blasts
[ToloNews] At least 10 non-combatants were killed in a blast in Kabul and another in Kandahar on Sunday amid rising hopes for peace as the Loya Jirga delegates approved the release of high-value Taliban
...Arabic for students...
prisoners, a key step hoped to open the way for intra-Afghan negotiations.

The two explosions happened on Sunday afternoon. The first happened in the west of Kabul at a market in Company Bazaar area.

According to the Interior Affairs Ministry, the bomb was placed on a pushcart in the market and went kaboom! when the area was about to be cordoned off by police forces who were attempting to defuse it.

The blast left two civilians, including a woman, dead and five coppers maimed, according to the ministry.

Another explosion happened in Arghistan district of the southern province of Kandahar when a civilian vehicle hit a roadside kaboom in Sheen Nari village in the district, the ministry said.

The ministry added in a statement that the Kandahar roadside kabooming killed eight civilians.

This comes amid increasing efforts by the government to kickstart the much-awaited intra-Afghan negotiations.

No group has grabbed credit for the blasts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under:


9 members of a single family wounded in Taliban mortar attack in East of Afghanistan
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the Taliban militants fired a mortar round which impacted a civilian house in Sherzad district of Nangarhar province.

The statement further added that the Taliban militants fired the mortar round on Saturday which landed on a civilian house Angar area of Sherzad district.

Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Mitiga airport reopens
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


ISIS photos showing RQ-20 Puma tactical UAV that crashed near Rabaa, Bir al-Abd, North Sinai
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Muslim Brotherhood in Libya nominates Al Qeada terrorist Mahmoud bin Rajab to lead the so-called National Guard affiliated with the traitor al-Sarraj and the GNA
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


3 dead and 9 injured as a result of in-fighting between GNA militias in Tarhuna
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
"Let's you and him fight"
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
Six French tourists among eight killed by gunmen in Niger
[Al Ahram] Eight people including six Frenchies and their local guide and driver were killed by button men on Sunday in Niger's Koure region, home to the last herd of West African giraffes, officials said. "There are eight dead: two Nigeriens including a guide and a driver, while the other six are French," Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, the governor of the southwest Tillaberi Region, told AFP.
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Fulani Herdsmen (Boko Haram)

#1  Hommes du bouton
Posted by: Clem || 08/10/2020 18:42 Comments || Top||

#2  A lifeless young lady of Niger
Is riding inside of, um, I'Ger.
She'd like to be free
From its cloud, as would we,
But the murderous pig won't oblige 'er.
Posted by: Neville Crogum7936 || 08/10/2020 23:05 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Crude bomb explodes in Mirpur
[Dhaka Tribune] A crude bomb, locally known as cocktail, went kaboom! in the capital’s Mirpur area on Sunday night.

Mirpur cop shoppe Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mostafizur Rahman confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

"Someone hurled a crude bomb on the road in front of two residential buildings in Block F of Mirpur Section-2 around 8pm. We couldn’t arrest the culprit. The reason behind this explosion is still unknown," he said.

An investigation has been launched and security camera footage of the area is being collected to identify the perpetrators, said OC Rahman.
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:


Fifth Column
Antifa are attacking an Amazon store again in Seattle
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 10:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  I don't necessarily have a problem with this.
Posted by: Raj || 08/10/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Any particular reason? I thought they put up a notice that they were BLM symps a while back. Didn't that buy protection?
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 11:37 Comments || Top||

#3  "Sharper than a serpent's tooth..."
Posted by: Matt || 08/10/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#4  Trump should award Andy Ngo the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his reporting, and for having solid titanium balls. Actually, Ngo deserves a Pulitzer Prize, but we know that ain't happening.
Posted by: Matt || 08/10/2020 12:15 Comments || Top||

#5  Amen.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 13:00 Comments || Top||

#6  And though he's of asian heritage and gay, neither of those communities are celebrating him. He's a MAN. O-for-3
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2020 13:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Why isn't there a run on 12 gauge bird shot ammo?

00 Buck is too messy, try the small stuff and work your way up till this shit stops.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/10/2020 14:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Andy Ngo deserves recognition
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/10/2020 14:03 Comments || Top||

#9  00 Buck is too messy, try the small stuff and work your way up till this shit stops.

First shell: Bird shot. Should take care of the trans folks. That's about 50% of them.

Second shot: 00. That's for the ones dressed in black with the face masks who tend to make sure trouble starts.

Third shot: Slug. Pour encourager les autres.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 14:47 Comments || Top||

#10  Consider it Karma
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/10/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#11  The way to deal with rioters is to take names and remove their right to own guns. Let them know what will happen before starting this and if it does not denture them go to their residences and collect all guns they now own. This does not mean that peaceful protests should be handled this way!
Posted by: Blackbeard and Tenille9937 || 08/10/2020 15:35 Comments || Top||

#12  Amazon has serious technical means and this is their home turf. I would expect they've profiled every mobile device in proximity to the store and matched them to the owners.
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 08/10/2020 16:53 Comments || Top||

#13  Heh. No more Antifa gear on Amazon. And anyone who orders any can be banned for life.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 17:00 Comments || Top||

#14  And don't believe for a minute that Amazon doesn't have their own team of 'goons' (they may look like lawyers that have really tough associates).

Bezos can act soy boy all day, until it's 'business time'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/10/2020 20:30 Comments || Top||

#15  Philadelphia lawyers.
Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 08/10/2020 21:51 Comments || Top||

#16  Lots of Antifa — and anti-Antifa — stuff on Amazon still shows up for that search term. Books, movies, t-shirts, etc.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 21:56 Comments || Top||

#17  But stuff deemed racist and violent are still allowed. Got it.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 22:32 Comments || Top||

#18  Whoops, deemed not allowed.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 22:32 Comments || Top||


100 arrested after night of looting in downtown Chicago; 13 cops injured
[WGNTV] reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown
...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel...
’s top cop said about 100 people were arrested and 13 coppers were maimed after a night of looting in downtown Chicago.Widespread damage was reported throughout Chicago after looting and rioting began around midnight Monday. Witnesses reported hundreds of people smashing their way into stores throughout Michigan Avenue, areas in the South Loop and the near North Side.

Chicago Police Supt. David Brown said the looting started as a result of misinformation following a police-involved shooting in Englewood.

Brown said police were called to the 5700 block of Racine Avenue for a call with a man with a gun. Brown said that suspect was spotted and officers attempted to interview the man but he quickly fled. He said as the man was running away, he pointed a gun at officers and fired shots. Officers returned fire and struck him.

The man, 20, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Brown said the 20-year-old had four previous arrested including burglary, child endangerment and domestic battery.
"He was an aspiring rap artist, turning his life around, possibly the priesthood. Dindu Nuffin"
No officers were maimed during the incident and a gun was recovered at the scene.

After the shooting, the superintendent said a crowd started to gather on the South Side following police action. He said tempers started to flare. Brown said CPD then became aware of social media posts encouraging looting downtown.

About 400 officers were dispatched downtown. The superintendent said caravans of people were seen heading downtown to loot.

Both Brown and Mayor Lori Lightfoot
...the diminutive and vacuous Heronner da Mare of Chicago. When the corpse count rises she blames the guns, which are banned anyway...
emphasized that the looting was not a part of an organized protest.

"This was not an organized protest," Brown said. "This was an incident of pure criminality."

WGN’s Judy Wang was on the scene early Monday morning and reported seeing people filling trash bags with merchandise. She also saw crowd trashing the streets outside the stores and turning over garbage cans.

Ald. Brian Hopkins (2nd Ward) told WGN he witnessed people driving up in vehicles, smashing windows of stores on Michigan Avenue and grab items and drive away.



Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 09:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [276 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasized that the looting was not a part of an organized protest.

Slowly, painfully, micron by micron she begins to come to the obvious conclusion.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 12:38 Comments || Top||

#2  Or maybe because it's politically inconvenient to side with the looter. I can't be sure.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 12:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Remember, Boeing's troubles started after they moved their HQ to Chiraq...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/10/2020 12:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Having watched the video of the looting, I couldn't help but notice that it wasn't the Amish breaking into the stores.
Posted by: Thimp Clusort2035 || 08/10/2020 15:12 Comments || Top||

#5  Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasized that the looting was not a part of an organized protest.

For organized looting, that is what the Democratic Party is about. Everything in the party, nothing outside the party, nothing against the party!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/10/2020 15:20 Comments || Top||

#6  https://twitter.com/i/status/1292816972263165954

I assume the car was stolen as well as prissy Audi pilots would treat their ""4 Rings" in such a way.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/10/2020 16:27 Comments || Top||

#7  The above twitter link has been clicked on 300K times since I first viewed it 90 minutes ago.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/10/2020 16:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Mayor Lori Lightfoot emphasized that the looting was not a part of an organized protest.

Because she didn't get her cut?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/10/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||

#9  Remember, Boeing's troubles started after they moved their HQ to Chiraq...

Same for Caterpillar.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/10/2020 20:26 Comments || Top||


Cops in riot gear clash with protesters outside police departments in Ferguson, Missouri and Phoenix, Arizona on the sixth anniversary of Michael Brown's death
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • Police in Ferguson, Missouri, stormed a crowd of protesters on Sunday night

  • The protesters had gathered to mark the anniversary of Michael Brown's death

  • At least eight people were arrested in protests in Phoenix on Sunday

  • Brown, 18, was shot by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014

  • The killing of Brown by Wilson, who is white, set off weeks of riots in the city

  • Wilson, who resigned from the force in November 2014, said it was self defense

  • A grand jury chose not to indict him; the DoJ found insufficient evidence

  • Brown's family sued the city of Ferguson, settling in 2017 for $1.5 million
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/10/2020 06:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Thug died attacking a cop who just wanted him to not walk down the middle of the street.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/10/2020 9:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Not the best case to make a poster of, that's for sure.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

#3  The way to deal with rioters is to take names and remove their right to own guns. Let them know what will happen before starting this and if it does not denture them go to their residences and collect all guns they now own. This does not mean that peaceful protests should be handled this way!
Posted by: Blackbeard and Tenille9937 || 08/10/2020 15:36 Comments || Top||


Pro-Police protesters beat down BLM rioters in Colorado
[FoxNews]

The cul de sac coup d'etat failed.



Counterprotesters got involved in a violent confrontation with pro-police supporters at a Back the Blue rally in Fort Collins, Colo. Saturday, which ended with the arrests of three people.

The pro-police attendees said two different groups of counterprotesters -- consisting of Black Lives Matter supporters and what appeared to be members of Antifa -- joined the event. They also claimed a faction from one of those two groups attacked a veteran who was in a wheelchair, according to The Collegian.

Clips featured on a rally goer's Instagram account showed an all-out melee of various protesters beating one another, as people screamed and cursed while they looked on.

Another attendee can be heard on the video saying, "Keep punching each other in the face but don't shoot anybody."

Ciara Wilson, a local high school student who filmed part of the fight, said there were no police to be found as opposing sides battered one another in the grassy ditch.

“Once they get all the way down the street from the police station, it just goes into an all-out brawl in the middle of a grassy pit,” she told The Collegian. “10 to 15 people just piled up on top of each other. Chokeholds, batons, punched in the face all of it, and there were no police.”

A Black Lives Matter rally had been held at Colorado State University earlier that day. Some of those rallygoers went on to the police station to start a counter-protest.

At first, it seemed to be a peaceful conversation between members of the two groups. Once the second group of anti-racism demonstrators --- dressed all in black and thought to be Antifa-- showed up, things escalated and turned violent.

Witnesses claimed the agitators dressed seemed to bait the pro-police protesters with verbal taunting.

FCPS Public Relations Manager Kate Kimble sent an email to The Collegian saying the “physical disturbances” near the station ended with three arrests and one citation.

The booking report showed two men and one woman were arrested for disorderly conduct. One of the men was also booked for allegedly possessing an illegal weapon, while another was hit with a resisting arrest charge.

"We respect everyone’s right to peacefully assemble to voice their concerns,' Kimble added. "For the safety of our community, acts of violence, destruction of property and other unlawful behavior will not be tolerated."
Posted by: Woodrow || 08/10/2020 00:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  When I lived in Fort Fun the cops were known as ones that didn't play around with people that made trouble. Glad after 15 years the trend is the same.
Posted by: DarthVader || 08/10/2020 6:23 Comments || Top||

#2  The bully down the street who taunts the chain dog found out what happens when the chain breaks.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/10/2020 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  More faster as another site says.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/10/2020 10:16 Comments || Top||

#4  At least 10 injured in Denver park drive-by shooting, police say
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/10/2020 13:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Beat Antifas's ass.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/10/2020 13:52 Comments || Top||

#6  I support policemen and women. How some ever, there are bad ones and they should be removed. All orders from top cops that police are to write so many tickets should be removed. I remember the days when two policemen rode in one car. You are here to protect me and not to write 12 MPH over tickets on the open hiway!
Posted by: Blackbeard and Tenille9937 || 08/10/2020 15:40 Comments || Top||

#7  "Pro-Police protesters beat down BLM rioters in Colorado"

I love a happy ending. :-D
Posted by: Barbara || 08/10/2020 16:09 Comments || Top||

#8  We family with family in the area.
They said Anti-FA and the M-BLM got their A$$es handed to them.

What a bunch of (insert female anatomy part) that would assaulted person in a power wheel chair.
Posted by: J.Nobody || 08/10/2020 19:23 Comments || Top||


Portland catch and release program
Kyle appears to be happy with a single gender, despite having lifted the name from someone else.
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  What percentage of the attorneys, that we see in these riots and protests, immigration attorneys no-longer able to make big bucks with the rule changes?
Posted by: 3dc || 08/10/2020 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Remember when union goons did all the busting up? Good times. Good times...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/10/2020 1:48 Comments || Top||


Oregon chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations tweeted out support for the riots in Portland
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  "You can gas us, you can beat us, you can shoot us"

Your terms are acceptable
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2020 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  CAIR should have ceased to exist on 9/12/2001.
Posted by: Dave D. || 08/10/2020 7:36 Comments || Top||

#3  ROFLMAO, #1 Frank.

Beat me to it. ;-)
Posted by: Barbara || 08/10/2020 16:19 Comments || Top||


Austin_Police arrested suspects last weekend at the unlawful BLM occupation. Protesters aggressively confronted drivers on the road
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Remember Bath House talking about how the roads were part of the "you didn't make that" reality?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/10/2020 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  I think they broke the ugly stick on that crew.

OMG I've never seen an uglier crew this side of a microscope.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/10/2020 7:47 Comments || Top||

#3  "Faces only a mother could love"
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/10/2020 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Second from left needs a close encounter with Clearasil.
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

#5  ^ Or better Meth
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#6  #Three Bagger Lives Matter
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 08/10/2020 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Suburban white punks. Indoctrinated to be unquestioning "revolutionaries" with no real context as to consequences. Justifiably hard consequences must be imposed for this to stop.
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/10/2020 13:55 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: Marilyn Tojo7566 || 08/10/2020 14:05 Comments || Top||

#9  Finally found a group who would accept them for whatever the heck they are.
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 15:01 Comments || Top||

#10  White dopes on punk
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/10/2020 17:27 Comments || Top||

#11  Second from left needs a close encounter with Clearasil.

The poor girl needs the prescription stuff, a nutritionist, an exercise coach, and someone to make sure her clothes and bedding are washed weekly.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 22:06 Comments || Top||


As antifa have taken to Portland residential areas to riot, they’ve also assaulted & intimidated residents
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Tonight, they threatened those who looked out the window.

I see they are trying to blind folks inside in case they happen to have a shotgun.

Either way, is this protected speech or expression somehow?
Posted by: gorb || 08/10/2020 15:04 Comments || Top||

#2  In June of 2019, I was puzzled to see an electronic billboard near ORD in Chicago that was recruiting info for the Portland PD- a mere 2100 to the west of here. Their department has had difficulty "protecting and serving" that menagerie for a while now.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 08/10/2020 16:37 Comments || Top||


Hundreds of antifa descended on the Portland Police union building in north Portland. They blocked the road, started street fires & tried to burn down the union hall again
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


Iraq
Airstrikes continue in Sulaimani province, set farmland ablaze
[Rudaw] Warplanes conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in Sulaimani province's Qamish village near the town of Mawat early Friday afternoon, according to a local official.

Kamaran Hassan, the head of Mawat town, confirmed the bombardment to Rudaw, saying no casualties have been reported, but agricultural lands were set ablaze during the airstrikes.

The official claims the airstikes were Ottoman Turkish.

"The fire is still not under control, and civil defense teams are at the site attempting to contain the fire," Hassan added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Setting cookie.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Oatmeal raisin?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/10/2020 8:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Chocolate chip, almond, rum raisin. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/10/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||


Turkey bombs multiple locations in Duhok province: local officials
[Rudaw] Ottoman Turkish air forces bombed at least three areas in Kurdistan Region’s Duhok province on Saturday, according to local officials.

Areas in Deralok, Batifa and Shildaze were hit by Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Saturday morning, local mayors told Rudaw.

"The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
has been bombarding the vicinity of the villages of Avla, Banka Sare, Manin and Pirbile [in the area] since 9am," Batifa Mayor Dlsher Abdulsattar told Rudaw.

A civilian vehicle was also targeted in the strikes, according to Abdulsattar. No casualties have been reported.

Turkey launched a new air offensive in the Kurdistan Region on June 15, with the stated aim of removing Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) fighters from its borders with the Region. Residents and wildlife of the mountains have borne the brunt of the campaign, however.

Deralok Mayor Sami Barwari confirmed to Rudaw that Turkey had bombed the mountains and a number of nearby villages.

Video footage submitted to Rudaw by Deralok resident Abdullah Ali showed smoke rising from the Link mountains, with Ali saying Turkey had "intensely" bombed the area, forcing farmers to leave their land.

"The farmers had visited their villages to irrigate their farms but they were forced to leave their villages," he added.

Turkey’s new offensive has been focused on areas in Duhok province’s Zakho region.
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Six Islamic State suspects arrested in Chamchammal raids this week: Sulaimani security
[Rudaw] Six 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) Death Eaters were arrested in Sulaimani province earlier this week, the Kurdistan Region Security Agency announced on Saturday.

The six men were arrested in two raids by Sulaimani's Asayesh Operation Forces in and around the town of Chamchammal on August 4 and 5, according to a Kurdistan Region Security Agency statement published by PUKMedia.

The arrests were made "based on information and continued precise monitoring of the Kurdistan Region Asayesh, and the Sulaimani Asayesh Operation Forces, associated with the Kurdistan Region Security Agency," the statement said.

The suspected ISIS fighters were from the south of Iraq, the statement said, and had settled in the Chamchammal area, about 65 kilometers west of Sulaimani, using forged documents and working as gardeners.

"According to the obtained information, the apprehended holy warriors had fled from southern Iraq and intended to build a hideout in Chamchamal to establish a route to get connected with a number of ISIS sleeper cells to reorganize themselves and carry out their activities. But their plots were foiled before they managed to do it," the statement added.

Though its activities have centered on territories disputed by the governments of the Kurdistan Region and Iraq, Kurdish security forces have apprehended Death Eaters in raids in areas under KRG control since that territorial defeat.

But some anti-ISIS operations by Kurdish security forces have not been publicly announced, according to Saturday's statement.

"The Kurdistan Region Security Agency has previously apprehended many other holy warriors in Sulaimani, the Garmiyan administration region and other towns and cities of the Region in which we have kept the information secret for the sake of the safety, continued investigations and the security of the people," it added.
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#1  Weren't we told ISIS was utterly defeated?
Posted by: Sonny Black || 08/10/2020 6:46 Comments || Top||


Two ISIS terrorist arrested in Kirkuk
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Hamas launches missiles toward the sea 'in warning to Israel'
[Jpost] Hamas fired several missiles toward the Mediterranean Sea on Monday morning in a warning to Israel that calm along the border with the Gaza Strip will not last.

The rockets, at least eight of them, were a “message” to Israel that armed groups “would not remain silent” in the face of the continued blockade and “aggression,” a source close to Hamas was quoted as saying by AFP.

Millions of dollars in aid payments by Qatar and an unofficial ceasefire have been key to maintaining quiet in the South, which has been relatively calm in recent months.

Two weeks ago, the Qatar Committee for Reconstruction of Gaza announced it would pay its monthly assistance of $100 each to 100,000 families.

The uptick in violence is believed to be due to Hamas’s concern that Qatari might not continue past September.

The rocket fire came hours after the IAF struck Hamas observation posts in northern Gaza near Beit Hanun in response to the launching of incendiary balloons into southern Israel over the course of the day.

Dozens of incendiary and explosive balloons have been launched into the South in recent days. The Israel Police has defused explosive devices attached to balloon clusters, including in Arad, some 80 km. from Gaza.

On Monday, several fires and explosions in the South were believed to be caused by incendiary and explosive balloons.Last Thursday, the IDF launched retaliatory strikes against targets in northern Gaza in response to balloons that ignited several fires in the South.

“During the day, explosive balloons were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory,” the IDF said in a statement last Thursday. “In response, a short while ago, an IDF fighter jet and an IDF aircraft struck infrastructure used for underground activities of the Hamas terrorist organization in the northern Gaza Strip.”

The firing of the missiles on Monday by Hamas came as tensions continue to rise along the southern border, reportedly due to concerns that the ceasefire agreement between Israel and the terrorist group could collapse.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Gaza’s second-most-powerful group, threatened on Sunday that Israel “will bear the consequences of anything that happens to the residents or farmers [of Gaza] as a result of the escalation.”

The warning came after the IDF fired smoke shells into Gaza to evacuate civilian workers who had been working on the perimeter fence and were targeted by gunfire near Kissufim.

Soldiers hurried to the scene of the incident. They and the workers were unharmed.
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#1  Did they manage to hit it?
Posted by: AlanC || 08/10/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#2  No.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 08/10/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Didn't Caligula try this too?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 08/10/2020 9:33 Comments || Top||

#4  They have some left after their storehouse in Beirut blew up?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/10/2020 10:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Direct hit on a school of flounder!
Posted by: Raj || 08/10/2020 10:48 Comments || Top||

#6  Aiming for the occasional Jewfish Grouper
Posted by: Frank G || 08/10/2020 11:17 Comments || Top||

#7  Frank G the PC common name is now Goliath Grouper. I hope they didn't do away with my favorite name for a Florida fish, the slippery dick.
Posted by: Vinegar Spolusing6485 || 08/10/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Pakistan seizes Iranian oil tanker at US request
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Fars News Agency quoted a Pak senator as saying that the Pak government had seized an Iranian oil tanker in the port of 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...
at the request of the United States.Senator Rahman Malik, Secretary of the Internal Affairs Committee of the Pak Senate, said: "We have warned against the transfer of Iranian oil to Pakistain. This is an important international issue and will lead to pressure on Pakistain," noting that "the transfer of oil to Pakistain is a violation of the embargo on Iran."

Rahmani added that "the Iranian oil tanker was monitored by an American organization, and this organization informed the Pak government to seize it, and asked it to take legal action regarding the consequences of importing and exporting as well as refining Iranian oil."

For its part, the Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization said that it had not received a notification from Pakistain regarding the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker.

"Pakistain has not officially informed us yet about the seizure of the oil tanker, as we are the state owner of the flag that the tanker flies," Abbas Ahmadinejad, director general of maritime affairs in the organization, told Fars News.

Ahmadinejad indicated that Pakistain should inform the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which in turn informs the port organization to take the necessary measures.



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Fire breaks out near Leb parliament amid clashes with protesters: TV
[Al Ahram] A fire broke out at an entrances to parliament square in central Beirut as hundreds of angry anti-government protesters tried to break into the cordoned-off area, Lebanese TV channels showed. The live broadcasts also showed police firing tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Protesters broke into the housing and transport ministry offices.
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Lebanese call for an uprising after protests rock Beirut
[Al Ahram] Some Lebanese called on Sunday for a sustained uprising to topple their leaders amid public fury over this week's devastating explosion in Beirut, and the country's top Christian Maronite holy man said the cabinet should resign.

Protesters have called on the government to quit over what they say was negligence that led to Tuesday's explosion. Anger boiled over into violent mostly peaceful scenes in central Beirut on Saturday.

Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai said the cabinet should resign as it cannot "change the way it governs".
"Reminder to self: Get a remote car starter"
"The resignation of an MP or a minister is not enough ... the whole government should resign as it is unable to help the country recover," he said in his Sunday sermon.

Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad said she was resigning on Sunday, citing the earth-shattering kaboom and the failure of the government to carry out reforms.

Saturday's protests were the biggest since October when thousands of people erupted into the streets to demand an end to corruption, bad governance and mismanagement.

About 10,000 people gathered at Martyrs' Square, which was transformed into a battle zone in the evening between police and protesters who tried to break down a barrier along a road leading to parliament. Some demonstrators stormed government ministries and the Association of Lebanese Banks.

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Lebanese environment minister resigns from government
[Al Ahram] Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers...
's environment minister resigned from Prime Minister Hassan Diab's government on Sunday, saying the government had lost a number of opportunities to reform, a statement said. Damianos Kattar's departure follows the resignation of Information Minister Manal Abdel Samad earlier on Sunday in the wake of the earth-shattering kaboom that rocked Beirut on Tuesday
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  Beruit goes BOOM!
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  Israel army says it has foiled a terror attack at the border with Syria
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