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Jihadist who threw grenade in French kosher shop gets 28 years
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Arabia
U.S. Military: American Airstrike Kills Al-Qaeda Boss in Yemen
[Breitbart] An American military airstrike in Yemen has killed Abu Khattab al-Awlaqi, a “trusted and experienced” emir of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and two of his colleagues, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) has announced.

Citing a statement from CENTCOM, the Pentagon notes:

Al Awlaqi was a senior leader responsible for planning and conducting terrorist attacks against civilians… He had significant influence throughout al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula’s terrorist stronghold, had ties and access to the group’s other senior leaders, and was implicated in planning and leading efforts to exacerbate instability in southern Yemen… Al Awlaqi’s death removes a trusted and experienced terrorist leader from al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula’s ranks.

The U.S. military killed the AQAP chief on June 16.

CENTCOM reports:

U.S. forces conducted an airstrike against three al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula militants in Shabwah Governorate, Yemen, June 16, to disrupt terrorist compounds, and attack networks in Yemen. Abu Khattab al Awlaqi, the emir for AQAP’s terrorist stronghold in Shabwah Governorate, was killed in the strike along with two of his AQAP associates.

President Donald Trump’s administration has escalated U.S. military efforts against Yemen’s AQAP, considered the most potent al-Qaeda branch that poses the biggest threat to the United States.

U.S. troops, in coordination with the Yemeni government, have been carrying out a series of counterterrorism operations against AQAP to degrade the terrorist group’s ability to hold territory and conduct external terror attacks, according to CENTCOM.

Since Trump took office, the U.S. military has launched an excess of 80 airstrikes against al-Qaeda, more than double the average of those carried out over the past five years, points out Fox News.

The recent airstrike killed the AQAP emir in Yemen’s Shabwah governorate where the jihadist group has established a stronghold that allows it to plot attacks against the United States and its allies across the world.

AQAP has capitalized on the security and political chaos in Yemen to recruit fighters, expand its influence, and capture territory.

Moreover, the Saudi Arabia-led coalition’s nearly single-minded focus to defeat the Iran-allied Shiite Houthis in Yemen has allowed the Sunni AQAP group to flourish.

AQAP claims it receives support from the U.S.-backed Saudi-led Sunni alliance.

The Saudi-led alliance has been fighting in Yemen since March of 2015. AQAP is “building an emirate” in Yemen, Thomas Joscelyn from the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) told lawmakers in March.

Echoing the claims from the terrorist group, the FDD expert noted that “some of AQAP’s leaders are also partnered with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and [U.S.-backed Yemeni President Abdrabbuh Mansour] Hadi’s government in the war against the Houthis.”
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2017 01:06 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


Taiz residents break fast to sound of Houthi artillery
Taiz- “Ramadan is not the same anymore. Since the coup of Houthi and Saleh militias against the legitimate government has taken place, we no longer feel the same way about Ramadan Holy month. Instead of hearing the Ramadan cannon at the iftar, we only hear the canons of the militias all the time that daily kill and injure innocent civilians, including women and children,” this is what Taiz resident Abdullah Ahmed Abduh, an employee who works in the public sector, told Asharq Al-Awsat.

“Ramadan is about to end and the militias are still here taking revenge from Taiz residents who reject their coup and from the progress made by the army,” Abduh said.

He pointed out that people in Taiz are happy with the army’s victories and are praising them, but their hearts are broken and are suffering from a harsh humanitarian situation in light of the suspension of the salaries of the employees working in public and private sectors, who can not cheer their children in this holiday.

This comes at a time when the militias escalate their continuous shelling on the neighborhoods of Taiz using various types of weapons from the positions it has taken on the outskirts of the city to commit daily massacres.

“Three civilians were killed and six others were injured in addition to the material losses in the city due to the hysterical shelling on a neighborhood in Taiz,” military sources told Asharq Al-Awsat as they were sitting the latest crimes committed by the militias.

The son of National Army Commander Colonel Yahya al-Rimi was also killed after being hit by shrapnel from a shell fired by the militias.
Posted by: badanov || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis
[DAWN] Four Arab states boycotting Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

The demands aimed at ending the worst Gulf Arab crisis in years appear designed to quash a two decade-old foreign policy in which Qatar has punched well above its weight, striding the stage as a peace broker, often in conflicts in Moslem lands.

Doha's independent-minded approach, including a dovish line on Iran and support for Islamist groups, in particular the Moslem Brüderbund, has incensed some of its neighbours who see political Islamism as a threat to their dynastic rule.

The list, compiled by Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and Bahrain, which cut economic, diplomatic and travel ties to Doha on June 5, also demands the closing of a Turkish military base in Qatar, the official told Rooters.

Qatar must also announce it is severing ties with terrorist, ideological and sectarian organizations including the Moslem Brüderbund, the murderous Moslem Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) group, al Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Jabhat Fateh al Sham, formerly al Qaeda's branch in Syria, he said, and surrender all designated holy warriors on its territory.

Qatar won't negotiate under boycott
The four Arab countries accuse Qatar of funding terrorism, fomenting regional instability and cozying up to revolutionary theocracy Iran. Qatar has denied the accusations.

Qatari officials did not reply immediately to requests for comment. But on Monday, Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said Qatar would not negotiate with the four states unless they lifted their measures against Doha.

The countries give Doha 10 days to comply, failing which the list becomes "void", the official said without elaborating, suggesting the offer to end the dispute in return for the 13 steps would no longer be on the table.
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Qatar (MB)


Saudi and the Brotherhood: From friends to foes
[Al Jazeera] Earlier this month, Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
, along with Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, severed diplomatic relations with Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
, accusing it of supporting "extremism" and destabilizing the region.
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Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  Yes!
Posted by: TopRev || 06/24/2017 22:18 Comments || Top||


Europe
Macron Government Takes Tough Line on Calais Migrants
I am utterly shocked. Perhaps it is not too late.
[AnNahar] French President Emmanuel Macron's new government took a tough line on Calais migrants colonists Friday, with his interior minister saying he does not want the northern port to become an "abscess".

Making his first visit to a city which has for years been a magnet for migrants colonists and refugees hoping to cross to Britannia, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb ruled out building a reception centre for asylum-seekers in Calais, saying it would only encourage more people to come.

"We've seen this before, it starts with a few hundred people and ends with several thousand people who we can't manage," Collomb said as he met with security forces, officials and aid workers in Calais.

"That's why we don't want a centre here."

Instead, Collomb said, "we are going to reinforce security with the arrival of two additional mobile security force units to stop any new camps from forming."

Authorities shut down the notorious "Jungle" camp in Calais, which at its height was home to some 10,000 people living in dire conditions, last October.

But hundreds of migrants colonists -- mostly Afghans, Sudanese and Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
ns -- are still at the port, clashing sporadically with police as they try every night to stow away onto trucks heading to Britannia.

This week a Polish driver was killed when his truck burst into flames after hitting a roadblock, set up by migrants colonists hoping to slow the traffic to make it easier to jump onto vehicles.

The roadblocks began reappearing in late May with a new uptick of migrants colonists in the region -- and a surge for Europe, with Italia registering more than 65,000 arrivals since January.

While the tent city of the Jungle is gone, migrants colonists say conditions in Calais are bleaker than ever.

"There is no tap and we cannot drink, we cannot wash. There is nowhere to sleep. At night I sleep without a tent on the 'mountain'," said Jamal, a 24-year-old Afghan, pointing to a huge rubbish dump.

- 'They are not dirt' -
Collomb pledged Friday to present Macron with a plan for asylum reforms in the next two weeks, vowing in particular to tackle African people-smuggling networks at their root.

Eleven charities went to court on Wednesday demanding the construction of a government refugee centre in Calais, deploring the miserable conditions in which migrants colonists find themselves.

Collomb had angered aid groups with comments Thursday rejecting the proposal, saying that building such a centre would be like creating an artificial festering "abcess" that would keep growing.

"These people are not a disease, they are not dirt. They are men and women who have made a very difficult journey to flee their countries for reasons we all know about," said Hicham Aly, an aid worker at the Secours Catholique charity.

Collomb argued that past experience showed that any official asylum facility in Calais would quickly overflow with arrivals, leaving authorities unable to cope.

"I'm suspicious of centres that are supposedly ready to welcome migrants colonists for only a few days who end up staying for a long time," he said.

He pointed to Sangatte near Calais, where a refugee centre that opened in 1999 quickly ran over its capacity of 800 residents. By the time it closed three years later, some 2,000 people were crammed into it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2017 02:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  What about those that enable the migration?
What's a coyote in a boat?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2017 21:56 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey dismisses demand to close Qatar military base
[Al Jazeera] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has rejected a call from four Arab countries to shut down its military base in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
, saying the base was a guarantor of security in the Gulf and demands for its closure represented interference in its ties with Doha.

Defence Minister Fikri Isik told Turkish broadcaster NTV that he had not yet seen a request for the closure of the base, but made clear his country had no plans to review a 2014 agreement with Qatar which led to it being set up.

His reaction comes after Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and other Arab countries, boycotting Qatar over alleged support for "terrorism", reportedly issued a list of demands including closing down the military installation.

"If there is such a demand, it will mean interference in bilateral ties," Isik said in an interview on Friday.

Qatar welcomes Turkish troops, wraps up war game with US
"The base in Qatar is both a Turkish base and one that will preserve the security of Qatar and the region.

"It is an important military base and no country should be disturbed by it."

Five armoured vehicles and 23 military personnel arrived in Doha on Thursday in a deployment that Turkey's armed forces said was part of a military training and cooperation deal.

Some 88 Turkish soldiers were already in Qatar, according to the Hurriyet newspaper.

The newspaper said a joint exercise by Turkish and Qatari forces was expected following the Islamic Eid al-Fitr holiday which starts on Sunday and the number of Turkish soldiers sent to the Gulf state could eventually reach 1,000.
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Home Front: WoT
Accused Flint stabber was truck driver, married father of 3
[bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
FreePress] The man accused of stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport Wednesday is a married father of three children, who worked on and off as a truck driver and indicated he had no mental health problems, according to newly released audio of his federal court hearing.

Amor Ftouhi, 49, was born in Tunisia and had citizenship there and in Canada, where he lived for the past decade.

He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephanie Dawkins Davis Wednesday for his initial appearance wearing a mask because he had spit on a law enforcement officer, officials said.

Ftouhi said he understands the charge against him and the allegations that he used a large knife to stab Lt. Jeff Neville, who remains hospitalized today.

The act is being investigated as an act of terror by the FBI, who said Ftouhi yelled "Allahu Akbar," meaning "God is great" in Arabic, pulled out the knife and stabbed Neville in the neck in a public area of the Bishop International Airport.

Ftouhi faces a charge of committing a violent act in an airport, which carries a maximum punishment of 20 years in prison. He is behind bars pending a detention hearing set for June 28 in Flint federal court.

Audio of the brief court hearing was released today.

According to information from hearing, Ftouhi has indicated he has some understanding of English but is mostly fluent in French. He lives in Montreal, doesn’t use drugs or alcohol and last worked about two weeks ago, the court was told.

The Federal Defender Office is representing Ftouhi and David Koelzer, his attorney present at the hearing Wednesday, told the court he read the complaint to Ftouhi in English, and his client also had a written copy.

"He appeared to understand what I was reading and indicated to me that he understood what I was reading to him," Koelzer said.

Ftouhi answered several questioned from the judge in English, including when she asked if he understood he must tell the truth filling out a financial affidavit.

"Yes, I tell the truth," Ftouhi responded.
The Daily Mail adds:
The Canadian man charged with stabbing a police officer at the Flint airport in a possible act of terrorism was a part-time caretaker at the Montreal apartment building where he lived and had once studied to sell insurance, a landlord and an insurance company front man said Thursday.

Amor Ftouhi kept the building stairwells clean and always paid his rent on time, his landlord told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named. The 49-year-old originally from Tunisia lived in a two-bedroom apartment with his wife and children and "never made any trouble," Luciano Piazza said.

The Villeray-St Michel-Parc Extension borough where Ftouhi lived is a large, ethnically diverse Montreal neighborhood, with almost half of its 142,000 residents born outside Canada, according to city figures. Almost 8,000 claim Arabic as their first language.

North African emigrants colonists often choose to settle in the French-speaking province of Quebec, drawn by its immigration policies that favor francophone applicants.

Once in the U.S., he unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun, but instead managed to buy a knife, David Gelios, head of the FBI in bankrupt, increasingly impoverished, reliably Democrat, Detroit
... ruled by Democrats since 1962. A city whose Golden Age included the Purple Gang...
said Thursday. He did not elaborate.

Licensed gun dealers first must put purchasers through an electronic background check of U.S. law enforcement databases, which could make Canadians ineligible, said Brady Schickinger, director of the Michigan Coalition for Responsible Gun Owners.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2017 02:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The major welfare state programs include Social Assistance, the Canada Child Tax Benefit, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement, Employment Insurance, the Canada and Quebec Pension Plan, Workers' Compensation, public education, medicare, social housing and social services.

A paradise for the Jihadist with a family for when he wants to kill Americans and make sure his family is well taken cared of afterwards.
Posted by: Ebbeager Barnsmell9983 || 06/24/2017 7:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Did this guy come into the U.S. because of Obama or one of his appointed liberal Federal District judges?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/24/2017 10:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Dunno. But did he possess a Canadian passport, and clear US Customs?
Posted by: Pappy || 06/24/2017 16:11 Comments || Top||

#4  So he could drive and propagate, hang him.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2017 21:57 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Lal Masjid's Shuhada Foundation barred from organising political, religious activities
[DAWN] The federal capital's administration on Friday imposed a ban on all political and religious activities by Lal Masjid
...literally the Red Mosque, located in Islamabad and frequented by all sorts of high govt officials. The proprietors, Ghazi Abdul Rasheed and Maulana Abdul Aziz Ghazi, unleashed their Islamic storm troopers on the city, shutting down whorehouses and beating people up who weren't devout enough. The Musharraf govt put an end to the nonsense by besieging the place. Abdul Aziz Ghazi was nabbed while he was trying to escape dressed up like a girl. BBC reported that the corpse count at 173, but other claims, usually hysterical, say there were up to 1000 titzup. Among their number was Abdul Rashid Ghazi. Everyone then said tut-tut and what a nice guy he had been...
's Shuhada Foundation, declaring it an "unregistered entity".

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad had received an application for a no-objection certificate (NOC) from the Shuhada Foundation for a ceremony to be held in remembrance of the 'deaders' of the military crackdown on Lal Masjid and Jamia Hafsa
... the Islamic nunnery maintained by Lal Masjid....
on July 7.

Responding to the request, the DC Islamabad's office released a notification rejecting not only the said application, but also disallowing the foundation from conducting any political or religious activities owing to it not being registered with any state entity.

The notification, signed by an additional district magistrate, has warned the foundation against violating the order, which could lead to "strict legal action".

Lal Masjid is registered with Auqaf and is therefore allowed only worship-related activities, the notification stated.

Rejecting the notification, the Shuhada Foundation said that it will go on with the event as planned, insisting that the foundation was a registered entity.

It also accused the government of "deceiving the public" on the matter. It, however, did not comment on which entity the foundation was registered with.

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Recent terror attacks linked to sanctuaries across border: ISPR
[DAWN] The army's media wing announced that security and surveillance of the Pak-Afghan border had been intensified after two separate terror attacks in Quetta and Kurram Agency
...home of an intricately interconnected web of poverty, ignorance, and religious fanaticism, where the laws of cause and effect are assumed to be suspended, conveniently located adjacent to Tora Bora...
on Friday, which Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) attributed to 'sanctuaries' across the border.

Director General (DG) ISPR Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor made the announcement after a suicide kaboom in Quetta killed 13, twin blasts in Kurram Agency's Parachinar area killed at least 30 people, and a gun attack targeting police officials in 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...
left four coppers dead.

The DG ISPR said: "Recent terrorist incidents linked to sanctuaries across [the Pak-Afghan border]."

"Stringent action" will be taken against "illegal border-crossers", he asserted.
Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Abbas said enraged by Kushner meet, refuses to halt pay even to worst terrorists
To think that he might have been dealing with a soothing and sympathetic President Hillary Clinton. But now he can't even bring himself to say, "Nice doggie," at a time when he hasn't so much as a twig or a pebble to fend it off with. Clearly Allah doesn't like his people even a little bit, or he wouldn't have kept Mahmoud Abbas at their head at this time.
[IsraelTimes] Ramallah reportedly accuses US delegation of being mouthpiece for Israel, rebuffs watered-down demand to stop paying 600 prisoners serving life terms.
Then there was this clever move just before Mr. Kushner and his team arrivd in-country, which no doubt was noticed:
Palestinian Authority Names Square After Terrorist Mastermind Days Before Jared Kushner Arrives To Broker Peace Deal
21 June
[Breitbart] Ahead of the arrival of senior Middle East advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt in the region to advance a peace deal between Israel and the Paleostinians, the Paleostinian Authority named yet another square after the terrorist criminal mastermind behind the murder of 22 children.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Palestinian Authority

#1  I hope, Trump's admin latest actions on the subject are in preparation for cutting USA funds to PA. Probably shouldn't.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/24/2017 3:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Wikipedia explains how the Paleos screwed what economy they had.

For 30 years, Israel permitted thousands of Palestinians to enter the country each day to work in construction, agriculture and other blue-collar jobs. Until the mid-1990s, up to 150,000 people—about a fifth of the Palestinian labor force—entered Israel each day. After Palestinians unleashed a wave of suicide bombings, the idea of separation from the Palestinians took root in Israel. Israel found itself starved for labor, and gradually replaced most of the Palestinians with migrants from Thailand, Romania and elsewhere.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/24/2017 4:02 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone has to go and establish baselines for any possible deals.
Posted by: ed in texas || 06/24/2017 11:34 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Unveiling clock showing 8,411 days left for Israel, Iranians rage against Jewish state
[IsraelTimes] Parliament speaker calls Israel ’mother of terrorism’ as Islamic Theocratic Republic parades missiles, rallies in support of Paleostinians and against raft of enemies.

Iran held major anti-Israel rallies across the country Friday, with protesters chanting "Death to Israel" and declaring that destroying the Jewish state is "the Moslem world’s top priority.

Iranians participating in Quds Day rallies also called for unity among pro-Paleostinian groups against the "child-murdering" Israeli government, according to Iran’s Tasnim News Agency.

Marchers in Tehran headed from various points of the city to the Friday prayer ceremony at Tehran University. Similar demonstrations were held in other cities and towns in Iran.

Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard used the demonstration in the capital’s Valiasr Square to showcase three surface-to-surface ballistic missiles, including the Zolfaghar -- the type that Iran used this week to target the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group in Syria. The Guard said it fired six such missiles on Sunday at IS targets in the city of Deir el-Zour, more than 600 kilometers (370 miles) away. The Guard said the Arclight airstrike was in retaliation for an IS attack earlier in June on Iran’s parliament and a shrine in Tehran that killed 18 people and maimed more than 50.

Another missile on display at the Tehran rally was the Ghadr, with a range of 2,000 kilometers (1,250 miles) that can reach both Israel and US bases in the region.

Iran’s ballistic missile program has been the subject of persistent concern in Washington and the target of repeated US sanctions.

In 2015, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted that after 25 years — by 2040 — there will no longer be a State of Israel.
Iran claimed its missile strike on Sunday killed 360 Islamic State fighters. Israeli sources, by contrast, said the strike was a "flop," that most of the six or seven missiles missed their targets, and that three of them fell to earth in Iraq and didn’t even reach Syria.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in remarks carried by the official IRNA news agency, said Israel supports "bandidos murderous Moslems in the region."

Parliament speaker Ali Larijani, in a speech to Tehran demonstrators, called Israel the "mother of terrorism" and said that in the "20th century, there was no event more ominous than establishing the Zionist regime."

The rally also inaugurated a huge digital countdown display at Tehran Paleostine Square, showing that Israel will allegedly cease to exist in 8,411 days.

In 2015, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted that after 25 years -- by 2040 -- there will no longer be a State of Israel.

"Death to the House of Saud and ISIS," demonstrators chanted, using another name for the Islamic State. "Death to America", "Death to Israel", "Death to the UK."

State media put the number of participants at over 1 million.
...counted by the classic one, two, many method, so we know it is true...
The anti-Israel rallies are an annual event marking al-Quds Day, a historic Arabic name for Jerusalem. Iran says it’s an occasion to express support for the Paleostinians and emphasize the importance of Jerusalem for Moslems.

Iran doesn’t recognize Israel, calls for its demise, and staunchly backs terror groups, including Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", and Hezbollah.

Iran holds al-Quds day rallies held each year on the last Friday of the Moslem holy month of Ramadan, which is expected to end this weekend. Iran has marked the day since the start of its 1979 Islamic Revolution, when it cut relations with Israel.

On Sunday, marchers in the annual Quds Day parade in London blamed a fire in a low-income apartment complex there that left at least 58 dead on "Zionists."

Related: Western Journalism - Iran Displays Timetable For Destruction of Israel During Al-Quds Day Rally
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Building your capital city beside a volcano, rather tempts fate, don't you think?
Posted by: phil_b || 06/24/2017 3:37 Comments || Top||

#2  there will no longer be a State of Israel

Unless we put aside all these pseudo-morality perversions invented by Euro-degenerates (tautology?) and follow the Golden Rule.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/24/2017 3:46 Comments || Top||

#3  In 2015, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei predicted that after 25 years — by 2040 — there will no longer be a State of Israel. Iraq

FIFY
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/24/2017 3:57 Comments || Top||

#4  the Arclight airstrike was in retaliation

Wonder what SA will do about the assault on Mecca?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/24/2017 6:39 Comments || Top||


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Russia 'near 100 per cent' certain of Baghdadi's death
[DAWN] The likelihood that the leader of the turban Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS), His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...
, has been killed is "close to 100 per cent", Interfax news agency quoted Viktor Ozerov, the head of the defence committee in the Russian upper house of parliament, as saying on Friday.

"I think this information is close to 100pc," the agency quoted Ozerov as saying. "The fact that Islamic State has still not shown him anywhere also adds to our confidence that al-Baghdadi has been killed."

Earlier, the Russian army had said it 'may have killed' Baghdadi in a 10-minute strike early on May 28 at a location near Raqqa, where IS leaders had gathered to plan a pullout by hard boyz from the group’s stronghold.

"Senior commanders of the military groups of the so-called IS military council, 30 mid-ranking field commanders and up to 300 hard boyz who provided security for them were eliminated," it said.

"According to information which is being checked through various channels, the leader of IS Ibrahim Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi was also present at the meeting and was eliminated by the strike," it said.

Posted by: Fred || 06/24/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Like us "intelligence community" is 157% sure Russians hacked the prexy election here.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/24/2017 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Big Deadi?
Posted by: gorb || 06/24/2017 10:32 Comments || Top||

#3  #2  Big Deadi? Funny. Also sounds like a rapper.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/24/2017 10:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Russians could learn from the Muslims how to be 100% certain of target's death, starting way back in 1885 Sudan with General Gordon.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/24/2017 10:48 Comments || Top||

#5  I suppose that means Vlad is using al Baghdadi's head for a paperweight on his desk?
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 06/24/2017 14:33 Comments || Top||



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