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Good afternoon
Bill de Blasio: 'Fair-weather
friends' who fled NYC 'will be replaced'
Thursday August 13th, 2020

Alice White and Thelma Todd_nqfhpeiNcM1rwi5dmo1_500
ISIS captures a port in Mozambique
Sudan to send police to Red Sea State amid deadly tribal clashes
LNA airstrike on wadi Bi south of AbuGrian targeting a GNA terrorist convoy
Three people killed during clashes with police in the Indian city of Bengaluru over an anti-Islam Facebook post
Clashes and reports of many dead between GNA militias from misrata and Tripoli fighting inside Tarhuna
6 Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Nangarhar
Steele Dossier: Rep. Collins
calls for FBI Director's resignation

Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 12:27 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under:

#1  House Rule #1: Leapfrog frog players must complete their leaps.
Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Now called 'enablers'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 13:47 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder if co-ed leapfrog games would be allowed.
Posted by: gorb || 08/13/2020 16:25 Comments || Top||

#4  E-lek-toral Pomp

At leapfrogging time in the swamp
There's glomping galore! What a romp!
There's grabbing of... taxes
And scratching of... backs
As some talk of a pump, a la Trump,
Or development deals for a dump
To be paid for someday by the chump
Standing stolidly there on that stump.
Posted by: Herb Glavigum7179 || 08/13/2020 20:13 Comments || Top||

#5  And speaking of imperial monuments...

A stoic might smile at Rome twilit
As purple pales swiftly to violet
And up pops the son:
"Dad, you had a good run...
But I'm flushing this dump down the toilet."
Posted by: Harry Bourbon9099 || 08/13/2020 20:22 Comments || Top||

#6  Or brazen statues...

Give ne your tired, your poor, your sick!
Beside the door I'll flick my Bic.
They'll cut my chicken, learn a trick,
Y be latinx, nunca spic...
Unless of course they think or grump
Or vote for Comandante Trump.
Posted by: Lampedusa Big Foot1656 || 08/13/2020 20:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Or rose-coloured glasses...

A niña sat, folding a kleenex:
"I make a strange bird, the latinx!"
A sad origami,
So bad that her mami
Might burn it, releasing a phoenix.
Posted by: Ulons Omineper4794 || 08/13/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

#8  Or birthdays...

"Well, Al -- mind me calling ya Al? --
You sure were a helluva pal!"
[fat hands squeezing icing:
For Slicing & Dicing!]
"Why, thank you, dear friend... and I shall."
Posted by: Fester Hupinetch4205 || 08/13/2020 21:01 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
6 Policemen Killed in Taliban Attack in Nangarhar
[ToloNews] At least six coppers were killed and five others were maimed in a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
attack in 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..
on Tuesday, the provincial governor said in a statement on Wednesday.

The festivities took place in Pachiragam district of the province after the Taliban attacked security checkpoints, the statement said, adding that "three Taliban were also killed and two others were maimed in the attack."

The Taliban was pushed back by the security forces, the statement said.

However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
the Taliban hast not yet commented on the attack.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


4 Security Force Members Killed in Badghis Clashes
[ToloNews] At least four security force members were killed in festivities with the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in western Badghis province on Tuesday night, local officials said on Wednesday.

The festivities took place in Qads district after "a huge number of Taliban" attacked the center of the district, said Mohammad Haidar Sharifi, district governor.

"Three Taliban were also killed and four others were maimed in the festivities," he said.

The Taliban has not commented over the festivities.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Car Bomb Rocks Farah City, 4 Killed: Local Official
[ToloNews] At least four people were killed and two more maimed after a boom-mobile went kaboom! near Farah city police headquarters on Wednesday, local officials said.

Dadullah Qani, a member of the Farah provincial council, confirmed to TOLOnews that the boom-mobile targeted the vehicle of Abdul Qader, the deputy commander of the Farah security department, killing four of his guards and wounding two more.

Footage received by TOLOnews show that children were among those maimed in the blast.

Initial reports from Farah says that 28 civilians were also maimed in the earth-shattering kaboom in Farah.

The explosion happens on the threshold of the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...

“Explosives placed inside a vehicle targeted a police car around 18:30 in district 4 of Farah city on Wednesday, killing 4 policemen and injured 22 civilians”, Tariq Aryan, a spokesperson to the Ministry of Interior Affairs said in a statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:


Alleged Gang Rape on Kabul-Kandahar Highway Investigated
[ToloNews] In response to reports of an incident involving armed robbery followed by a gang rape of a girl on the Kabul-Kandahar highway, local officials in Ghazni province have said that an investigation has been launched. The incident reportedly occurred on Monday night in Mullah Noh area of Ghazni’s Andar district.

Pictures shared on social media show that passenger vehicles were stopped by the gunnies, and their belongings were stolen and then a maiden of tender years was raped by the armed thieves.

"One of them asked the passengers to come down, based on the reports, and unfortunately the rape also happened," said Naseer Ahmad Faqeeri, the head of Ghazni's provincial council.

"Our security and intelligence agencies are trying to find out the identity of these thieves," said Wahidullah Jumazada, a front man for the Ghazni governor.

Until now there has been no information about the identity of the victim and also police in Ghazni have said that no one has so far registered any complaint about such an incident.

"This is an unforgivable crime, it is an inhuman and un-Islamic crime, the perpetrators behind the crime should be referred to the law as soon as possible," said Sima Samar, adviser to the president on human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
affairs.

"The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission has started its investigation into the incident," said Zabihullah Farhang, the head of the media department of the human rights commission.

Both the Afghan government forces and the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
have claimed to have arrested several suspects in connection with the incident.

On Tuesday, drivers traveling on the route barricaded the Kabul-Kandahar highway to protest the increased insecurity on the road, which connects Kabul to the southern parts of the country.

Kabul-Kandahar highway is one of the most dangerous routes in Afghanistan, where deadly robberies happen along with fighting between the Afghan cops and the Taliban.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1 
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 08/13/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Until now there has been no information about the identity of the victim and also police in Ghazni have said that no one has so far registered any complaint about such an incident.

No victim, no crime. Next case!

/bangs gavel
Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2020 12:51 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Sudan to send police to Red Sea State amid deadly tribal clashes
[Al Ahram] The Sudanese government on Wednesday announced its decision to send police forces to the Red Sea State in eastern Sudan which is witnessing tribal festivities, Sudan's council of ministers said.

"Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Wednesday issued instructions to enhance the security presence by sending central reserve forces to the Red Sea State with the stress on the decision by the local authorities to impose full curfew in the state's capital city of Port Sudan," said the council in a statement.

Hamdok urged all social and civil components in eastern Sudan to abide by peacefulness and avoid escalation, according to the statement.

Since Sunday, Port Sudan has been witnessing armed festivities between members of Bani Amer and al-Nuba tribes, which reportedly left at least 25 people dead, according to unofficial statistics.
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
LNA airstrike on wadi Bi south of AbuGrian targeting a GNA terrorist convoy
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Protests in Tripoli following the killing of young man by GNA militias
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Clashes and reports of many dead between GNA militias from misrata and Tripoli fighting inside Tarhuna
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Africa Subsaharan
ISIS captures a port in Mozambique
[Twitter]

ISIS, Mocimboa da Praia,Mozambique
Posted by: 3dc || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Fifth Column
Ronald McDonald House Was One of the Chicago Looters' Targets
[Breitbart] The facility provides housing and resources to families who have a child receiving treatment at a local hospital. The suspected vandals allegedly broke into the facility near Lurie Children's Hospital while families were sleeping inside, CBS Chicago reported.

Several windows were left smashed, and the front door to the facility had to be boarded up.

Residents had to be placed on lockdown while the mayhem took place outside.
Jerry Nadler wants you to know that no such thing happened. Nancy Pelosi agrees. And when Trump is finally removed for his mean tweets, we can have this mostly peaceful civility everywhere. Right, all you suburban Karens that get the vapors over mean tweets?
Posted by: charger || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [279 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  McRibs for all looters!
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 10:22 Comments || Top||

#2  was this also part of their reparations?
Posted by: Chris || 08/13/2020 11:24 Comments || Top||


#4  The "protesters" were after the pain killing drugs they give to kids dying from cancer. Lowest of the low they are.
Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2020 13:14 Comments || Top||

#5  An injection of lead is known to permanently cure the pain of looting.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/13/2020 14:24 Comments || Top||

#6  These people are going to hell.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/13/2020 17:50 Comments || Top||


Portland catch and release
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM


Seems fake given that it’s backwards
Sometimes backwards, in red/yellow/gold and standing flat — that’s the Buddhist version. The Nazis did theirs facing to the right, in black, and tilted 45* like it was running.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Without the License plate it's difficult to tell but it is possible the image was flipped. Such sad Nazi's in that are that can't even get their own symbol right.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/13/2020 10:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like a Honda Fit. If so, when I drill down to the Twitter pic it seems to be oriented correctly.
Posted by: gorb || 08/13/2020 11:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Agent provacateur, so old school Marxist tradecraft that the 25 year old Vassar graduates in the.media are clueless to imagine it. For those that do know it’s a hoax, they don’t question it because it OUGHT to be true.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/13/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Dealer logo appears to be in the preferred location.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/13/2020 13:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Flipped it for you hope it helps.

Posted by: jpal || 08/13/2020 13:51 Comments || Top||

#6  Hey, give them some credit for getting the pic right-side up! Left-right flip used to be common with film, not so much when things are digital.

The house numbers in the original look vaguely correct, so I'm going with the pic being legit. Not that a half-decent digital artist couldn't fake it, but it's quicker just to spritz some spray paint. Curious color choice that yellow, though.

As for the back story, the car is owned by a politically active, young, woke, person of melanin (PoM) and the culprit is...(wait for it)... monkey-wrenching Buddhists. I know, Buddhists! But it's 2020, it's a whole new ballgame.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/13/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||

#7  Such sad Nazi's in that are that can't even get their own symbol right.

Does it look correct in the rear view?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 15:42 Comments || Top||

#8  They probably effed that up, too.
Posted by: gorb || 08/13/2020 16:30 Comments || Top||

#9  The Ceylonese draw a swastika backwards like that, but with an extra bump at the ends. The flipped image is the correct orientation for a Hindu swastika, but missing the four dots.
Posted by: H-T-A || 08/13/2020 19:10 Comments || Top||


Tonight was the first night in a while where antifa didn't carry out mass violence in Portland
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  One of Alinsky's rules: A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/13/2020 0:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Drag's not a drag for Purple Anteefer, Peter Curtis
Posted by: Pancho Gruper6345 || 08/13/2020 3:35 Comments || Top||

#3  Could be the orchestraters want attention to shift to the Joe-Blow Show now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  They either had the day off or migrated to another state to try to make themselves look bigger there.
Posted by: gorb || 08/13/2020 18:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Mommy had Bingo night and couldn't drop them off?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 08/13/2020 20:26 Comments || Top||


Police in Asheville, N.C. arrested 6 at a far-left riot where militants were breaking the windows of a hotel
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  If it was my hotel I'd smash up the antifa soybois as we know the police are not doing anything...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 08/13/2020 3:26 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm waiting for these slugs to try attacking / vandalizing / looting the Biltmore.

Now that's a symbol of decadent capitalism.
Posted by: AlanC || 08/13/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||

#3  I hope @MrAndyNgo is keeping an archive of these creatures for a "where are they now" feature a couple years down the line.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2020 9:26 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 08/13/2020 11:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Looks awfully white and awfully female for a true BLM riot?
Posted by: Tom || 08/13/2020 12:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Guy at top right looks like same guy from Port-Seattle riots. Interstate commerce conspiracy to commit crimes?
Posted by: Flolusejohn morrissey Johnson9835 || 08/13/2020 13:21 Comments || Top||

#7  Likely not the same guy, just non-conformists who all dress and groom (for some value of "groom") alike.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 08/13/2020 14:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Frank Zappa used to like to introduce live performances of Brown Shoes Don't Make It that "everyone in this room is wearing a uniform and don't ever forget it."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2020 14:53 Comments || Top||


Waupaca, Wisc. Matthew Banta, 23, was filmed fighting an officer & pointing his rifle at him
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  Why do all these guys look like extras in a low-budget English horror movie? The gals, too.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/13/2020 0:21 Comments || Top||

#2  I suspect one driver of catch and release is that nobody wants to be in any way responsible for what might happen to these creatures at the hands of the other inmates.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2020 2:16 Comments || Top||

#3  ...Oh, yeah. I want to see what happens when 'Commander Red' meets gen pop..

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 08/13/2020 4:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Waupaca is a nice little town in central Wisconsin. County seat of a mostly agricultural county and has about a 6,500 population.

Odd that they'd have some form of 'abolish police' protest there as the officers and deputies are integral to the area and mostly relatives of the other community folks.

If Antifa wants to 'take it to rural America', they found it here. They also found that rural folks have non-urban issues that concern them a heck of a lot more than some city kid's 'wokeness'.

Plus, there are a good deal of hunters in these rural communities that have incredibly more firepower than what you can load into your Mom's BMW.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/13/2020 7:58 Comments || Top||

#5  I know what part of his body's gonna be sore and Commander Red when Bubba the cellmate gets through with him.
Posted by: Raj || 08/13/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

#6  i'm guessing FTP doesn't stand for File Transfer Protocol
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 08/13/2020 11:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Flee The Press?
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 15:43 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Macron’s response to Turkey: ''I have decided to temporarily strengthen the French military presence in the Eastern Mediterranean''
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  I believe Erdogan is still laughing over that one.
Posted by: Clem || 08/13/2020 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  He's not alone.
Posted by: Raj || 08/13/2020 5:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Anyone know what it is now?
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 08/13/2020 11:43 Comments || Top||

#4  France sends jets and ships to tense east Mediterranean
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 14:15 Comments || Top||


U.S. Congress has frozen weapons sales to Turkey for two years
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Guess that $1B Pakistan got from China will fill the hole.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 10:44 Comments || Top||

#2  or until the grocery store give away at thanksgiving!
Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 08/13/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

#3  And we all know what it's like to thaw a frozen turkey.
Posted by: ed in texas || 08/13/2020 17:48 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Protests staged outside admininistrative building of Dhi Qar province against deteriorated services
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Iraqis fear Beirut bombing repetition, circulate map of militia’s weapons distribution in Baghdad neighborhoods
*Snicker* Hidden like a toddler covering its eyes so we can’t see it.
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Attempt to smuggle balloons to Gaza thwarted by Tax Authority
[Jpost] The Tax Authority in Ashdod thwarted an attempt to smuggle tens of thousands of balloons into 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...
Strip last week.
Now track down the source of funds, materials and do some wetwork
The helium balloons were found in two containers of old clothing items that were headed for Gaza during a customs and security risk assessment operation carried out by the Ashdod customs house in order to prevent the smuggling of weapons and dual-use goods into the Gaza Strip, according to a blurb by the Tax Authority.

The issue was handed over to security officials for further handling. The Tax Authority in Ashdod deals with 90% of the imports into the Gaza Strip and is making efforts to stop the import of balloons in order to prevent the balloon terror from the Strip.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 02:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [250 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  "They wuz for my kid's picnic party!"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 08/13/2020 9:15 Comments || Top||

#2  No word on whether the balloon juice got spilled...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/13/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ I haven't thought of John Cole's blog in forever...Just checked, it's still up
Posted by: Frank G || 08/13/2020 10:13 Comments || Top||

#4  So now I expect there will be a UN warning about HIV prevention.
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Shoulda dipped them in ricin.
Posted by: gorb || 08/13/2020 16:27 Comments || Top||


Israel strikes Hamas targets in Gaza amid spate of balloon-borne arson attacks
[IsraelTimes] IDF says warplanes, tanks, helicopters hit terror sites after airborne devices spark over 80 fires in recent days; Gantz orders halt to fuel imports into Strip.

Israel attacked targets in 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...
Strip in the early hours of Thursday morning in response to a spate of balloon-borne arson and bombs launched from the Strip into Israel in recent days.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Security forces foil escape attempt at al-Hol camp
[Rudaw] Security forces (Asayish) caught four Russian female 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) prisoners in a failed escape attempt from al-Hol camp on Tuesday, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).

"Four Russian women with four of their sons were attempting to escape from al-Hol camp," SOHR reported.

According to SOHR, the female prisoners coordinated their escape with a water tanker driver working for the Syrian Red Islamic Thingy.

Several women have attempted to escape in a similar manner, with the North Press Agency obtaining footage of women hiding in a water tanker in June before being apprehended by authorities.

This is the second escape attempt at the camp in less than a week.

Five women were caught attempting to escape with seven of their children but were also stopped by Asayish, according to SOHR.

Located in northeast Syria’s Hasaka province, approximately 68,000 people live in al-Hol camp. 90 percent are women and kiddies.

Most residents are Iraqis and Syrians, half of whom are believed to have links to the terror group, after they were arrested during the liberation of ISIS territories during the campaign to oust the group from its last holdout in the Syrian town of Baghouz in March 2019.

About 10,000 ISIS-related suspects in the camp are foreign nationals, according to data published by Rojava Information Center.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


US preparing sanctions against Hezbollah's allies
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Turkish officers and Hamza Brigade smuggling people to and from Aleppo
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [124 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Iranian forces overtook and boarded a ship called the Wila in international waters.
[Twitter-CENTCOM]
Posted by: 3dc || 08/13/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Was it made of plywood and 2" x 4"'s?
Posted by: Raj || 08/13/2020 5:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz, says US
Posted by: Skidmark || 08/13/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Must be a relief to finally have a successful naval action - even if it was against a merchie.

This bit is interesting:
The Iranian navy held the vessel for five hours before releasing it on Wednesday, said a US military source. The Wila made no distress calls before, during or after the seizure, the official said.

Engaging in acts of commerce? Payments being made, waiting for the transactions to clear?
Posted by: SteveS || 08/13/2020 18:19 Comments || Top||



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