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Another Beheading in France! UPDATE: Multiple Attacks and Attempts Across France
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Taliban Stage Attacks in 22 Provinces in 24 Hours: MoD
[ToloNews] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
staged attacks and other "violent mostly peaceful activities" in at least 22 provinces over the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Defense said on Tuesday as prospects to end to the deadly conflict in the country remain uncertain.

"The Taliban staged attacks on the security outposts and check points of the Afghan cops in 22 provinces over the past 24 hours, but the brave members of the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces repelled all the attacks and foiled their evil plans. The security forces also inflicted heavy casualties to the Death Eaters," said Rohullah Ahmadzai, a front man for the Ministry of Defense.

Referring to the Taliban violence, the acting minister of interior affairs, Massoud Andarabi, said the Taliban is losing the opportunity provided to them by the Afghan people for peace.

"These attacks that the Taliban has launched across Afghanistan indicate that the Taliban is not using the opportunity given to them by the people of Afghanistan for peace and reconciliation," said Andarabi.

Afghan politicians warned that continued violence by the warring sides will affect the ongoing Afghan peace efforts.

"Unfortunately, increased attacks are changing the people’s hopes to disappointment," said Gul Ahmad Noorzad, an MP.

But a Taliban front man has said that they have "never" made a commitment to halt the fight against the Afghan cops.

The US Special Envoy for Afghan Peace Zalmay Khalilzad in an interview with TOLOnews on March 11 said the Talban as part of the Doha peace agreement pledged to reduce violence and avoid attacks on bucolic provincial capitals.

"Attacks should not be launched on the cities---it means attacks will not happen on the center of 34 provinces," said Khalilzad at the time.

Fresh waves of violence has been reported in Kabul, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Nimroz, Maidan Wardak, Badakhshan, Ghazni, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Faryba and Ghazni.

A Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Taliban’s agreement was only with the US, stating that there is a need for a separate agreement with the Afghan forces.

...back at the mall, Clarissa suddenly spied Mr. Bartlett at the checkout counter. He was buying Grecian Formula!...
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a presser with his Indian counterpart S. Jaishankar in New Delhi described India as Washington’s strategic ally and said that both countries are supporting peace in Afghanistan.

"The United States values India as a multilateral partner," Pompeo said, adding that the United States and India were also cooperating to make the Afghan grinding of the peace processor successful.

"Discussions also covered developments in our neighboring countries," Jaishankar said. "We made clear that cross-border terrorism is completely unacceptable."

On Tuesday evening, Khalilzad Khalilzad said in a series of tweets that he has returned to the region, "but disappointed that violence has continued despite the commitments made before."

"Afghans need to pivot to development instead of destruction, stability instead of chaos, forgiveness instead of vengeance, compromise instead of inflexibility," Khalilzad said. "Afghans are dying at a high rate, and regional spoilers are using Afghans as cannon fodder for their illegitimate objectives. Bloodshed must end."

He concluded that "Afghans need to pivot to development instead of destruction, stability instead of chaos, forgiveness instead of vengeance, compromise instead of inflexibility."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 02:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Parts Helmand Districts Cleared of Taliban: Defense Ministry
[ToloNews] Several parts of Nawa and Nad Ali district of the southern province of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
were cleared of the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
in an ongoing operation by Afghan forces, the Ministry of Defense said on Wednesday.

The operation was launched on Monday in Nad Ali and Nawa districts as well as in Lashkargah city, the center of Helmand, to retake the areas fallen to the Taliban two weeks ago, a statement by Defense Ministry read.

"More than 100 Taliban fighters were killed and maimed in the operation," the ministry said.

The statement did not provide details on casualties among security forces in the operation.

According to Defense Ministry, the Taliban staged attacks and other "violent mostly peaceful activities" in at least 22 provinces over the past 24 hours.

Referring to the Taliban violence, the acting minister of interior affairs, Massoud Andarabi, said the Taliban is losing the opportunity provided to them by the Afghan people for peace.

Fresh waves of violence have been reported in Kabul, Helmand, Nimroz, Maidan Wardak, Badakhshan, Ghazni, Takhar, Kunduz, Baghlan, Faryab and Ghazni.

A Taliban front man Zabihullah Mujahid said that the Taliban’s agreement was only with the US, stating that there is a need for a separate agreement with the Afghan forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 10/29/2020 14:17 Comments || Top||

#2  You clear the Taliban out of an area then the ISIS come scurry9ing in. Thwy're like cockroaches the bastide you can never be rid of 'em.
Posted by: jpal || 10/29/2020 20:48 Comments || Top||

Officials Nab ‘Alleged Facilitator of Taliban Terrorist’ in Paghman
[KhaamaPress] General Command of Police Special Unit (GCPSU) has arrested an "alleged controller of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
terrorist" in operation carried in Paghman district of Afghan capital Kabul, the Ministry of Interior Affairs said in a statement Tuesday.

According to the statement, security officials seized at least two AK-47 assault rifles and a number of ammunition during the operation.

"An alleged controller of Taliban bully boyz arrested during an operation carried out by GCPSU in Paghman district of Kabul," said MoIA in a tweet. "GCPSU seized two AK-47 assault rifles, one pistol & some amount of ammunition & military equipment."

The Taliban did not immediately comment on the incident.

...back at the game, the Babe headed for second base. He almost made it. Then Sheila slapped him....
in a news from Mazar-e-Sharif, the special unit forces nabbed at least one suspect charged with arm trafficking in Balkh city, seizing at least one PK machine gun and three kilograms of hashish.

"GCPSU detained a gun trafficker in Mazar-e-Sharif City of Balkh," MoIA said. "Two rockets, three AK-47 assault rifles, one PK machine gun, one rifle, one pistol & 3kg of hashish were also seized."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [136 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

58 Civilians Killed in Last Five Days in Afghanistan: Survey
[ToloNews] Statistics by TOLOnews indicate that 60 non-combatants were killed and 143 more were maimed in explosions and armed attacks in four provinces from October 23-27.

The non-combatants were killed attacks in Kabul, Ghazni, Khost and Zabul provinces, the findings indicate. One of the attacks happened near a tutoring center in the west of Kabul on Saturday evening in which more than 30 people, mostly students of the center, were killed and 77 others were maimed. Another attack happened in Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
on Tuesday morning. The attack involved seven attackers with three explosive-laden vehicles. The attack left five civilians dead and 33 others maimed.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 02:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

ANP Foils Attempted Attack in Kabul
[KhaamaPress] Afghan National Police foiled an attempted attack in Kabul, after discovering one rocket during a patrol in Paghman district of the capital city, said the Ministry of Interior Affairs Tuesday.

"ANP discovered & defused one rocket during a patrol in Paghman district of Kabul," said MoIA in a tweet. "The snuffies had prepared the rocket to launch on Kabul City."

...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

in several other operations throughout the country, the security officials detected a huge number of explosives and grenades.

"ANP bomb disposal unit detected six roadside kabooms planted by snuffies in Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...
, Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
, 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..
& Nimruz provinces," the tweet added.

"As a result of search operation, ANP seized 19 hand grenades in Maimana City of Faryab." Officials did not provide further details on the operations carried in several provinces.
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Rocket launched by Houthi’s intercepted near Hessat Qahtan, Saudi
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Nigerian stowaways hijack ship. Special Forces Storm Oil Tanker Nave Andromeda in the English Channel, 25th Oct 2020 - Time-Lapse.
A suspected hijacking of an oil tanker in the English Channel, one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world, triggers a Special Boat Service special forces team storming the ship.
Posted by: Mr Obvious || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Very nicely done graphic timeline summary of the deployment of UK SF to retake the ship.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 10/29/2020 15:55 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Civilians killed as Nagorno-Karabakh conflict deepens
[AlAhram] Azerbaijan and Armenia accused each other of killing civilians by shelling cities in and around Nagorno-Karabakh on Wednesday, in an escalation of a month-long conflict over the mountain enclave that has defied three ceasefires.

Azerbaijan said 21 people were killed when Armenian shells hit the town of Barda, northeast of Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenian-backed officials in Nagorno-Karabakh said Azeri shells had fallen on the enclave's two largest cities, killing one person.

Both sides denied each other's claims.

The worst fighting in the South Caucasus for nearly 30 years has raised fears of a wider war that could suck in Russia and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, an ally of Azerbaijan. It also poses a threat to pipelines carrying oil and gas from Azerbaijan to world markets.

The International Committee of the Red Thingy said it had witnessed shelling in urban areas on both sides of the front line. It said a volunteer from the Azerbaijan Red Islamic Thingy Society had been killed and two others injured in the shelling.

"These latest exchanges signal that the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict risks spiralling out of control," Martin Schuepp, the ICRC's Eurasia regional director, said in a statement. "Civilian lives are being lost at an alarming rate."

Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan but is populated and controlled by ethnic Armenians. About 30,000 people were killed in a 1991-94 war in the region.

The prosecutor general of Azerbaijan's office said 21 people had been killed and 70 maimed in Barda.

Aisel Huseynova, a 35-year-old housewife who lives in the town, said she heard two explosions while out shopping with her son. The second blast swept her off her feet.

"When I regained consciousness, I was already in the ambulance," she said by telephone from a hospital bed. "I have a wound in the leg and arm. My son was not with me. I don't know where he is."

The Emergency and Rescue Service of ethnic Armenian-controlled Nagorno-Karabakh said shells had fallen on Stepanakert, the enclave's largest city. It said a civilian had been killed and two maimed by shelling in another city, Shushi, 15 km (nine miles) to the south.

Armenia's defence ministry also said a maternity hospital in Stepanakert had been hit. There were no reports of casualties.

Angela Frangyan, a documentary film maker currently in Stepanakert, said she heard "at least two strong bombardments".

"When I approached the hospital, I saw shattered windows and damaged ceilings at the maternity hospital, and a doctor crying," she told Rooters by telephone.

Armenia's defence ministry also confirmed on Wednesday that Azerbaijan had seized the strategic town of Gubadli between the enclave and the Iranian border, an apparent military gain that could make a diplomatic solution more difficult.

Azerbaijan rejects any solution that would leave Armenians in control of the enclave, which it considers to be illegally occupied. Armenia regards the territory as part of its historic homeland and says the population there needs its protection.

The Nagorno-Karabakh defence ministry has recorded 1,068 military deaths since fighting erupted on Sept. 27. Azerbaijan has not disclosed its military casualties. Russia has estimated as many as 5,000 deaths in total.

The latest of three ceasefires was brokered in Washington on Sunday. U.S. President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
called the renewed fighting "disappointing" and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged both sides to pursue a diplomatic solution.

The OSCE Minsk Group, formed to mediate the conflict and led by La Belle France, Russia and the United States, was due to meet the Azeri and Armenian foreign ministers in Geneva on Thursday but this has not been confirmed. Turkey has demanded a bigger role in the group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 02:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Azerbaijan announces 13 villages captured in Karabakh despite ceasefire agreement
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Moment Azerbaijani aircraft is shot down by Armenian air defenses
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

#1  Unmanned AN-2 UAV
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2020 6:46 Comments || Top||

#2  Still done blew up good.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/29/2020 11:49 Comments || Top||

Video of Azerbaijani soldiers abusing a captured Armenian/NKR soldier
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Azerbaijan Ministry of Defence releases new video reportedly showing drone strikes on approximately 100 Armenian soldiers
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Azerbaijan just again struck Stepanakert civilian areas with a heavy missile
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Azerbaijani attack on the Central Republican Hospital of Stepanakert
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

Another Beheading in France! UPDATE: Multiple Attacks and Attempts Across France

Update from Bright Pebble’s Sun link at 11:30 a.m. ET — added to the article to make it searchable later:
Three people were killed in a bloody rampage which saw a suspected terrorist storm the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, south of France. Armed cops stormed Notre Dame - the largest Roman Catholic church in Nice - and shot the suspected terrorist, wounding him at around 9am local time.

And then police confirmed a man shouting "Allahu Akbar" while brandishing a knife was shot dead 160 miles away in Avignon.

Meanwhile, a security guard at the French Consulate in Jeddah was stabbed and left with minor injuries.

Le Parisien also reported a knifeman was caught near a church in Paris after telling his family he wanted to copy the attack in Nice.

And a another man - who was described as known to French intelligence services - was arrested while he was about to board a tram armed with a 12inch knife.

President Emmanuel Macron said: "France is under attack."

He denounced the Nice bloodbath as an "Islamic terror attack" and defiantly said the nation would not "give up on our values".

The president announced up to 7,000 soldiers will be deployed to the streets across France in the wake of the violence to protect landmarks, schools and places of worships.

France has now raised its alert status to the highest possible level of "terror attack emergency".

Police sources said the Nice suspect gave his name as Brahim A and his age as 25, while Nice-Matin reports he is from Tunisia and not known to authorities. It was claimed the man recently arrived in France after travelling from Lampedusa, an Italian island known as a landing point for migrants from Tunisia.

One of the victims of the Nice attack - a woman, reportedly aged 70 - was said to have been decapitated inside the church. It was widely reported in French media she was beheaded, and the city's mayor also confirmed the nature of the injuries, as well as police sources speaking to Reuters.

The male victim who was stabbed to death is said to be the church's 45-year-old sacristan, an officer charged with taking care of the church.

The third victim - a also woman, said to be in her 30s - reportedly managed to escape and took refuge in a nearby bar where she succumbed to her injuries, reports BFMTV.

Nice mayor Christian Estrosi said the attacker kept shouting "Allahu Akbar" even after he had been shot - and said it had all the hallmarks of a "terror attack".

He said: "Enough is enough. It's time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory."

And the attacks have happened as Muslims celebrate the holy day Mawlid, which marks the birth of Mohammed.

Another witness told Nice-Matin: "I saw a guy come out like crazy from the church, running.

"Within thirty seconds, between four and six city policemen chased."

A representative of the French Council for the Muslim Faith strongly condemned the attack. In a statement, they said: "As a sign of mourning and solidarity with the victims and their loved ones, I call on all Muslims in France to cancel all the celebrations of the holiday of Mawlid."

France has launched a crackdown on radical Islam, announcing it has searched more than 120 homes and closed down a mosque in Pantin.
...following the beheading of Samuel Paty.
Update from the Daily Mail at 4:20 — key points only, taken from a more detailed comment:
  • Tunisian migrant Brahim Aoussaoui, 21

  • He beheaded both the female parishioner, 70, and male church warden Christian Loques, 45, then fatally stabbed a woman of African origin in her 30s.

  • The man arrested with a knife near a church in Sartrouville after his father reported he was about to carry out a Nice-style attack

  • The knifeman arrested trying to board a tram is an Afghan man in his 20s; the incident took place in Lyon

  • The Avignon gunman shot dead by police belonged to the anti-Islam Identarian Movement, and he was making a Nazi salute as he waved around a gun in nearby Montfavet

  • Aoussaoui is thought to have arrived in France via Italy, after being smuggled across the Mediterranean, having snuck into Lampedusa on September 20, then Italy on October 9 before being released by the authorities
  • Posted by: 3dc || 10/29/2020 05:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1067 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

    #1  Lone wolF NTDWI worries about backlash on peaceful muslims?

    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/29/2020 6:49 Comments || Top||

    #2  Sun link here

    France ‘terror’ attack: Woman & man beheaded as 3 die in stabbing inside Nice church by killer ‘shouting Allahu Akbar’

    Which will work best?
    Gun control?
    Knife Control
    Border control (don't let those infected with islam in)?
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/29/2020 6:50 Comments || Top||

    #3  President Dubya, what was that you said about a certain religion of peace?
    Posted by: Clem || 10/29/2020 6:54 Comments || Top||

    #4  But the French seem to draw correct conclusions
    French police shoot armed man near Avignon who shouted 'Allahu Akbar'
    Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/29/2020 7:24 Comments || Top||

    #5  I can't help but think of the instructive tale of 'the most humane mule trainer on earth' and the resultant moral; you have to communicate with the subject in an idiom they can understand.

    So, if their 'book' commands they desecrate other holy places and behead innocents, I say we see them and raise them until an understanding can be reached. That is certainly the way it has worked traditionally.
    Posted by: Cesare || 10/29/2020 7:44 Comments || Top||

    #6  When are the men of France going to stand up and start killing these sub humans.
    Posted by: Mad Eye Angonter1301 || 10/29/2020 8:11 Comments || Top||

    #7  Need a new French Resistance.
    Posted by: Clem || 10/29/2020 8:14 Comments || Top||

    #8  One of ours, ten of yours. Comprends?
    Posted by: Lonzo Slunter7475 || 10/29/2020 8:15 Comments || Top||

    #9  Successful business man Trump and the American people who elected him, refuses to let these "refugees" in. Politicians never get it right.
    Posted by: Angeater Omick2705 || 10/29/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||

    #10  So the Pope is not the only one attacking Christians.
    Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/29/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

    #11  Chop the necks of the unbelievers. It's drilled into their minds in the madrassas. Along with some rather bizarre body cleansing rituals.
    Posted by: jpal || 10/29/2020 10:17 Comments || Top||

    #12  President Dubya, what was that you said about a certain religion of peace?

    "Islam is Peace" Says President
    Remarks by the President at Islamic Center of Washington, D.C.
    September 17, 2001

    Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 10/29/2020 10:21 Comments || Top||

    #13  Maybe it's time to bring back Madame Guillotine.
    Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/29/2020 10:45 Comments || Top||

    #14  Islam is a "temperature dependent” ideology. What ? That’s crazy..... No, it is as It comprises a set of human logic created because its originators were NOT exposed to winter (long predictable periods of time when growing food is basically impossible) and in addition it began in one of the few places on earth without any top-soil, no rivers or streams, no forests, no grasslands and which has for centuries sustained an absence of rainfall (not decades of drought but over a 1000 years of drought) Secondly, this ideology was kept in check by its inherently illogical approach to economic productivity. Humans moving from a Nomadic culture to an Agrarian one is structurally different in its logic and values. Nomadic culture has no understanding nor appreciation of the link between human effort exerted and the wealth and food it creates. Food it taken, sex is taken, objects are not made but taken from other humans. Nomadic culture understand that food/wealth/objects of value/ even procreation as things that simply exist, than other have and one has to take them to acquire them. Stealing, theft, the use of force (even towards women/spouse) in order to obtain thus justified and seen as logically valid ways to not just improve oneself but just to stay alive. Agricultural development is totally different. Land / food /spouse requires indivuals effort to obtain. The connection between ones effort and ones wealth thus becomes undeniable. It requires staying in one place (think stability, villages & inheritance), which necessitates ownership of property (land, crops, water rights, laws, and predictable relationships (written agreements, laws rather than temporal edicts.) All this require all parties to honor others’ predicaments, property, opinions and ideas. Technology really exploded when Agraian culture came into being. Think of coexistence, an appreciation of "mine not yours" and having real consequences for stealing. Most importantly all agricultural societies that have left behind their nomadic tendencies have an extended period of time where growth of food is not possible. This time period which we call "winter" is predictable. We KNOW it’s coming. The key difference between Islam which is an ideology stuck in its Nomadic upbringing and the cultural logic of today's Agricultural / Industrial / Information age cultures is that winter teaches humans to be AWARE of time. A predictable period in which one HAS no ability to get more food. When humans were essentially ALL substance beings winter meant that if you ate all your food without planning ahead, your chances of getting through the winter to procreate next spring was zero. The filtering process of death meant those that were aware procreated and grew in number. Winter inculcates a real sense of self control over one's baser and immediate desires. Thus a lack of real appreciation of time is what sets nomadic culture from all that comes after it. An awareness of time then creates an ability to plan ahead. People become independent thinkers, not simply followers, the exact opposite of what is meant by "Umma". These traits are not totally absent from Islam, but they are sufficiently absent that one can easily still see its undergirding today. The inability to win wars (takes strategic planning not just the luck of having hordes of sword swinging men rushing towards the enemy) That the '67 war for example. The lack of books printed in Islamic lands. The continued emphasis on memorization and not a true understand of what one is reading. The inability to debate well on TV about their beliefs. The enormous lack of Nobel prizes amongst Islamic people as a percentage of their world population. The recent (historically speaking) past has allowed a sudden oil wealth to paint over these intellectual and cultural gaps. A facade was been carefully nurtured these past decades. That 60+ year flow of petro-dollars allowed for both their ideology and the West's weak understanding of Islam to be placed aside. Today most people just have a Media’s carefully derived perspective of Islam. Just look most people’s views of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Riyadh & Doha. These city(States) are physically and visually impressive, but lack long term economic stability or growth potential. Riyadh's not particularly impressive at all, its spread far an wide, totally bleak..... Fracking is what has taken the huge bite out of this capital flow into Islam. Fracking is just an application of a technology (the ability to create extreme high water pressure on a mobile platform and be able to move it from one wellsite to the next over the formation) This has unleashed oil reserves which were well known to Geologists to exist as far back as the 1950's but which were deemed impractical to extract due to the lack of any known technology that was economical. This technology genie is now out of the bottle and will never be returned. The pressure to stop fracking is NOT due to any real environmental or physical problems. The current push to stop fracking (todays US election topics) is done by parties who wish to return to having huge capital flows back to the Middle East because those huge funds are easy to identify and skim off percentages for corrupt politicians or bureaucrats. Its hard to skim funds from hundreds of small fracking companies located all over the world. Just remember.... Islam is an ideology that was created by a culture that was nomadic. That means it has no sense of time and or appreciation for self control. Hence the use of force and violence is often the go to method to get what one wants. The recent two knifings in France. It isn't productive effort that yield satisfaction for the follower but the taking and subjugation of others who are productive, or want stopped or have things they desire. Violence is preferred rather than reasoning. I’ve said enough…… Bye.
    Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 10/29/2020 10:47 Comments || Top||

    #15  Goodness, Ospas Dhahran 49 — you have clearly been thinking about this for some time! It’s a good thing you found Rantburg, my dear.

    Via PJ Media, an undated video taken somewhere in France:

    Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

    #16  Camp Des Saints realise
    Posted by: Zorba the Slender8199 || 10/29/2020 11:22 Comments || Top||

    #17  Been following Rantburg for a long long time. Using many different IPs. Retired now and exited the system. Can now speak freely. Lots more to unleash. Here's the idea that caused lots of analysts in 3 letter orgs to stop pontificating and simply think. Question is: If Islam has such a huge following for over 1000 years.....(this is not disputed)....then why is it always located in areas close to the equator? It doesn't have a history in location s closers to both Poles. Western (Judaic / Christian) culture is located in all sorts of climates, all sorts of geographical locations. Russian Jews, Christian in jungles, Australian deserts, islands, tundras, grassland, Swiss mountain sides. But Islam hugs the equator AND lands with very poor agriculture. Why. From there on its all unfolded.... Cheers. (Oh and your Thugburg reference list came in handy fairly often......)

    I think I once commented some time ago under the name DhaRtAbqUdh or something like that..... Back when Abqaiq was first attacked, not its second time.....
    Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 10/29/2020 11:38 Comments || Top||

    #18  And the attacks have happened as Muslims celebrate the holy day Mawlid, which marks the birth of Mohammed.

    As with the left's abortion enthusiasm, murder is a sacrament for Muslims.

    He said: "Enough is enough. It's time now for France to exonerate itself from the laws of peace in order to definitively wipe out Islamo-fascism from our territory."

    There's the problem right there.

    It's not "Islamofascism".

    It's just Islam.

    Stop trying to create meaningless qualifiers and distinctions.

    When are the men of France going to stand up and start killing these sub humans.

    When they can be certain they won't arrested or killed by the authorities for doing so, while their families lives are ruined.

    When will the women of the West stop giving majorities to the scum that enable this trash?

    Posted by: charger || 10/29/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||

    #19  whyis it always located in areas close to the equator?

    Dunno. To facilitate interstellar travel? To enable efficient transmission of guns germs & steel?
    Posted by: Alistaire Speger1159 || 10/29/2020 11:46 Comments || Top||

    #20  Ecrasez-les
    Posted by: Je Suis Charlie Martel 6492 || 10/29/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

    #21  Ospas Dhahran 49, welcome aboard.

    Harsh environment populations were originally peoples whose ancestors were outlaws and had no where else to flee to and their persecutors decided allowing them to live in hell (desert sands and the occasional oasis and adjacent seaside) was sufficient punishment. What they did not expect was the renegades adapted enough to venture from hell periodically to raid, pillage and subject. Population growth caused migration but not a change in immoral habits and traditions as they moved into civilization. But sometimes civilization experiences down times thus some nations leaders do the same things as those who live in harsh climates (i.e. Hitler during the depression).
    Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/29/2020 12:04 Comments || Top||

    #22  Tipping point, anyone? What if World War III is fought in Europe and sees France and Germany on the same side, with most of the rest joining the parade in short order?
    Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/29/2020 12:48 Comments || Top||

    #23  Problem with this opinion is all religion started in the same exact locale if DNA and anthropology are valid.

    I guess you're saying atheists have it right( dreamed up in Europe), in which case study the history of atheist rule in the communist empire
    Posted by: Chesney Spoluse8538 || 10/29/2020 12:58 Comments || Top||

    #24  To Ebbo: I see your point, but I would say that the violent prone people were not outcast to the harsh environment, but rather they always were in the harsh places. The sterile environment pays a large part in creating the violent culture. What I think happened over time is that this population was inherently very small throughout the past 1000 years. The few that migrated away over centuries were very small in number as these harsh nomadic people (Bedu) could only maintain their numbers steady via by having females have an 8 or more fertility rate. Even consanguinity was enormously high. Google (Aramco medical studies on consanguinity. Lots of Locums in the 1950's to the Dharan hospital) Having 6 to 8 children without any dairy procuts to replace the calcium loss for women giving som many births meant that female and infant mortality rate were astronomical up until post WW2. Islam population in the Peninsular was very low, child mortality rates high and so the tradition of having 4 wives to ensure offspring make sense from just a survival perspective. Today its totally reversed. Saudi has one of the highest FALLING birth rates. From 8 per fertile female down to 3 within 4 decades.
    Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 10/29/2020 13:04 Comments || Top||

    #25  To Chesney: But all religions didn't start in the same location. Islam started far away down in Saudi. 1000 years ago the distance from Mecca / Medina to Jerusalem was like going to the moon. To look at distances with today's ability to cover it within hours is a huge mistake. Try walking on foot from these two cities today.. Even that's unthinkable. Budaism, , Hinduism, etc didn't alll originate in the Levant. The only two that had location in common was Chritianity and Judaism but even those two arose centuries apart. Culture place a greater role in determining how religion adapts and reacts to changes in technology. Today we are witnessing a harsh unforgiving "ideology" called Islam trying to adapt to the whirlwind of change it is experiencing. These attacks are the result of the inability for it to inculcate change. Its Achilles heel is its inability to adapt to rapid change, Hence it lashes out at all change regardless of wether it makes sense or not. One cannot reason with an illogically reasoned position. It falls on deaf ears. Please don't take offense in my rebuttal. I'm simply stating how see things. Regards.
    Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 10/29/2020 13:17 Comments || Top||

    #26  OD49. Your opinions and view points are informative, highly respected and valued 100% by me. Very Best Regards.
    Posted by: Angeater Omick2705 || 10/29/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

    #27  ^ Respected as well.
    Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 10/29/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

    #28  Interesting observations OD49
    Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2020 13:33 Comments || Top||

    #29  Thank you :)
    Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 10/29/2020 13:45 Comments || Top||

    Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 10/29/2020 14:04 Comments || Top||

    #31  To Jiling: Would please explain for us here what your reasoning is?
    Posted by: Ospas Dhahran 49 || 10/29/2020 14:29 Comments || Top||

    #32  Jiling does talk-to-text nonsense but is clearly into butt stuff
    Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2020 14:43 Comments || Top||

    #33  Jiling Gravitch9209 is stuck at the toilet training stage. He poops his little pellets, then disappears rather than converse.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 15:30 Comments || Top||

    #34  Tunisian migrant, named locally as 21-year-old Brahim Aoussaoui, beheaded an elderly parishioner and a male church warden, named as 45-year-old Christian Loques, before fatally stabbing a third woman described as of African origin and aged in her 30s.

    Elsewhere a security guard was stabbed and wounded outside the French consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, while two other men were arrested - one while carrying a knife near a church in Sartrouville after his father reported he was about to carry out a Nice-style attack, and another who tried to board a train in Lyon carrying a long blade.

    It was thought that police had foiled another Islamist attack in the town of Avignon when an armed man was shot dead by officers after refusing to drop his weapon. However, it later transpired the man was part of the far-Right, anti-Islam Identarian Movement, and had made a Nazi Salute. French media initially reported the man shouted 'Allahu Akbar', which turned out to be incorrect.

    Aoussaoui is thought to have arrived in France via Italy, after being smuggled across the Mediterranean. According to Italian newspaper Ill Messaggero, he arrived on the island of Lampedusa on September 20 before being transferred to coronavirus quarantine.

    He was then taken to a migrant centre on the Italian mainland on October 9, before being told to leave Italian territory and released. From there, he made his way to France. It is not clear precisely when he arrived.

    Italian security services are now investigating why Aoussaoui was freed rather than detained awaiting deportation.

    Meanwhile Eric Ciotti, a local councillor, tweeted: 'I have just asked President Macron to suspend all migratory flows and all asylum procedures, particularly at the Italian border. We must protect the French!'

    In Sartrouville, north of Paris, a man was arrested around 1pm after his father called police and said his son had left home and planned 'to do as in Nice.'

    Police stopped the man in his car near a local church, and Le Parisien reports that he was in possession of a knife. The car was searched, but nothing else was found.

    Meanwhile in Lyon, an Afghan man in his 20s was arrested while trying to board a tram carrying a long knife. The man was known to French intelligence services.

    In Avignon, a man armed with a handgun began threatening people in the Montfavet around 11.15am while shouting Allahu Akbar, France1 reported. Police rushed to the scene and confronted the man, who refused to drop his weapon. Police then shot the man with a Taser, which failed to stop him, so they opened fire with live ammunition, killing him.

    French anti-terror investigators have announced they are leading the probe into the attack in Nice, but have not yet taken up the investigation in Avignon.

    I’ll append the key points to 3dc’s article for future searchability, A pity that Identitarian gunslinger in Avignon got himself killed, but kudos to the Sartrouville father who reported his son to the police in time.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 15:49 Comments || Top||

    #35  Regarding the equator deal, it never really occurred to me that the original expansion of Islam was very East/West in nature.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/29/2020 17:43 Comments || Top||

    #36  O. Dhahran: If you would press the key a couple of times once in awhile, you'd be much more readable.
    Posted by: KBK || 10/29/2020 17:48 Comments || Top||

    #37  That should read "return" key, but the delimiters got swallowed by the UI.
    Posted by: KBK || 10/29/2020 17:49 Comments || Top||

    #38  Not weighing in anywhere here, but there was a quote in the book Myth of the Andalusian Paradise, and let me paraphrase a bit here because I am without the book because, memorable - not just by me, but throughout history enough to make it into said book:

    The Muslim mind is superior to the Christian (European) mind because their mind freezes in the cold; but all are superior to the African mind which melts in the heat.

    Now before anyone starts throwing stuff at me, this is from a transcript explaining/justifying why European slaves went for a higher price than African slaves.
    Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/29/2020 18:05 Comments || Top||

    #39  Islam grows in Sweden. Its goal?
    Next holiest place: the North Pole!
    How comes it to pass
    That the Arctic is grass?
    Cold Mohammedans thrive on the dole.
    Posted by: Gerthudion Lover of the Heathen Rus4773 || 10/29/2020 21:55 Comments || Top||

    #40  Casinø Réel, ou, "All in!"

    "Bonsoir!" hisses Monsieur Cimeterre,
    Ce musulman très débonnaire,
    As the French lose their heads...
    Well, the blacks and the reds.
    And the rest? Gallic shrug. "C'est la guerre."
    Posted by: Gerthudion Lover of the Heathen Rus4773 || 10/29/2020 22:05 Comments || Top||

    #41  MSNBC On Islamist Terror Attack In France: ‘We Don’t Know The Motive’ Yet…

    Hey Islamists. Joe Scarborough says Mohammed is a pig effer. You going to take that?
    Posted by: Woodrow || 10/29/2020 22:25 Comments || Top||

    Hundreds Of Turks & Azeris Take To The Streets In Lyon, France Looking For Armenians
    Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Ottoman Proxies

    #1  I’m done.

    Line up cannon across the end of the street, loaded with grapeshot. Let their estates pay to replace the cars damaged in the affray.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 12:29 Comments || Top||

    #2  Ditto for Antifa/BLM Stateside. Anyone mixed in with the cadres is choosing to accept such behaviour. Think of them as guilt-adjacent, like those Jewish men in Philadelphia chased off by the crowd, who just wanted to show they support the idea that Black lives matter.
    Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2020 12:33 Comments || Top||

    #3  Hundreds of Turks and Azeris should be on a plane out of civilisation.
    Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/29/2020 12:46 Comments || Top||

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    Participant leaked video of Shutdown DC strategy and training session
    Heart Bridge Peace Project-Portland:
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    #1  I knew these people in the early 70's.
    Posted by: Sonny Black || 10/29/2020 7:38 Comments || Top||

    Philadelphia round-up: Elijah Schaffer beaten inside store for filming

    They don’t want outside reporters or Joooos at they festivities:
    PJ Media has more here.

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    Posted by: Jiling Gravitch9209 || 10/29/2020 14:10 Comments || Top||

    Rioting in NYC tonight in support of the BLM Philadelphia riots
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    Group of black bloc has shown up in front of Portland city council member Dan Ryan’s home to demand that Portland Police be defunded
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    Recent arrests in Portland
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    #1  The ladies from Hades.
    Posted by: b || 10/29/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

    #2  Scroll down on Ngo's twitter and there is a great video from The Blaze.
    Posted by: Vespasian Ebboting9735 || 10/29/2020 8:58 Comments || Top||

    #3  Don't they look like a fun bunch! The cream of American Womanhood...
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    #4  Fab Four
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    #5  You know, I'm developing a pet theory right now that maybe some of you can comment on. Probably it's not uniquely *my* theory; somebody has probably spelled it out before. But bear with me.


    Intersectionality and "wokeness" are really all about white, middle-and-upper-class straight women. (They may play at being queer when it suits them, but don't generally stick with in the long term. Trust me. I've got plenty of friends who are dykes, and their woes are familiar woes to me.) Let's call them all collectively "Karen" for arguments sake. Black people, Hispanics, gays, and everyone else drawn in are bystanders, cannon fodder, and eventually will be the victims of the whole thing.

    Why you may ask? Well, it's no coincidence that specifically white, straight men are the official villains of this worldview (let's call him Chad), when really it should more logically just be men in general, straight or otherwise. In fact, it's bigoted that it isn't. For example, anyone who has studied Latin American history knows that Hispanic men are no pikers when it comes to colonialism and oppression. Black men in Africa built some impressive, literate empires complete will all of the bad things which come along with empires. Timbuktu was a happening place in the 14th Century. Great Zimbabwe had a nice, big palace for its king with defensible stone walls. One very openly gay Ernst Julius Günther Röhm led the SA; and quite effectively by all accounts.

    You get the picture.

    But Karen doesn't care (or know) about any of that - and she doesn't care much about oppression, either. What she cares about is first that the 1950's ended: the golden age for a lot of middle to upper class white woman. A great time to hang around the house, smoke, drink, read magazines, be sexy, and become an apex consumer.

    Karen liked that - and consumer markets liked her too. So much that it started to whisper promises in her ear. You can have it all! You can have a family, a husband, a full-time job, an education (another product), a big house, and look youthful your whole life! You're a superhero who can do anything! Now buy our crap, Karen! Consume baby!

    But of course only one out of a hundred Karens can actually pull all of that stuff off. Not because Karen is inferior. But because we all are! Life is about sacrifices, compromises, and dreams that never happen. It's about failing a lot of the time - no matter who you are. In fact, it doesn't matter who you are at all.

    But Karen doesn't want to hear that. She needs a villain: someone to blame for the fact she's just a human whose life is going to be hard and have its moments of suck, just like every other human's. And guess you didn't make her dreams come true? That's right, Chad my boy: it's you. Which brings me to Karen's second issue: Chad isn't marrying Karen as often anymore. He may sleep with her. He may be her "baby daddy." But he's not sticking around because... well, KAREN. Why marry Karen when, if you really want to get married, you can give a ring to Alejandra or Ling instead and not be subjected to Karen-ness your whole life?

    So that's our Karen: See Pictures Above. I know her well. Look upon her works and weep, Chad.

    [END RANT]
    Posted by: Secret Master || 10/29/2020 15:06 Comments || Top||

    Black Lives Matter activist is now the first to be federally charged with assaulting a cross-deputized cop in Portland at a riot

    A federal grand jury indicted Skyler Roy Rider, 18, of Hillsboro, Ore., for felony civil disorder and assault of a federal officer following an FBI investigation. Prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon accuse Rider of ramming the pointed end of an umbrella in the chest of an officer during a riot.

    On the night of Oct. 6, BLM-Antifa rioters hurled projectiles at law enforcement protecting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in southwest Portland. At one point, a person in the crowd launched a flaming object on the building’s roof.
    Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

    #1  I'm willing to bet that we will see the LIBERAL/SOCIALIST Lawyers come out of the Wood work to challenge this all the way thru and to the SCOTUS?

    Still waiting for the actual Leaders, Co-Conspirators and Protest Bail / Travel funders indictments to be presented to a Grand Jury.

    The Names alone being outed will serve Great Purpose in 2022 and 2024 elections.

    BTW: Is it too soon to start ☺:

    "2022 - Fix The House"

    Theme Song suggestion: Talking Heads' "Burning Down the House"
    Posted by: NN2N1 || 10/29/2020 5:25 Comments || Top||

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    Turkey summons French ambassador over Charlie Hebdo cartoon about Erdogan
    Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

    #1  Yeah, it's pretty offensive. Good on ya, Charlie.
    Posted by: Mercutio || 10/29/2020 8:01 Comments || Top||

    #2  The French should hang it from the windows of their embassy.
    Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/29/2020 17:53 Comments || Top||

    Notorious ISIS Militant Ambushed and killed by Iraqi Forces
    [THEBAGHDADPOST] A notorious Death Eater of the ISIS was caught in an ambush by the Iraqi security forces in Diyala province and killed.

    Diyala Police Spokesperson Nihad Mohammed told BasNews that the ISIS Death Eater, known as Abu Hassan al-Kurdi, was responsible for multiple terrorist attacks in Kirkuk,
    ... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
    Diyala, and other areas.

    Intelligence obtained by the security forces indicated that al-Kurdi was traveling to Mandali on a cycle of violence, Mohammed explained. "He was kept under watch and killed as soon as he entered the region."
    Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [156 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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