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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Guatemala To Move Embassy To Jerusalem
[FoxNews] Less than a month after President Trump announced the U.S. would move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Guatemala became the first nation to follow his lead, announcing on Christmas Eve that it would move its embassy as well.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales posted to Facebook Sunday that he'd just spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. "We are talking about the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel," Morales wrote in the translated Facebook post.

Guatemala was one of the countries that did not vote with the United Nations when it declared in a non-binding resolution that Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was "null and void."

Nine countries voted "no": Honduras, Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Togo, Guatemala, the U.S. and Israel.

In addition, 35 countries abstained from the vote and 21 were "absent." In all, 128 countries supported the measure.

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, who had warned the U.S. would take names after the vote, singled out the countries that did not vote for the resolution, inviting them to a January reception to "thank you for your friendship to the United States."

No other country has their embassy for Israel in Jerusalem, though the Czech Republic has said it is considering such a move.

Neither the U.S. nor Guatemala specified exactly when its embassy would move.

Netanyahu had predicted others would follow the U.S. lead. He has made great efforts to reach out to Latin America in recent years as part of a campaign to counter longstanding support for the Palestinians at the United Nations.

Trump said he was merely recognizing reality and not prejudging negotiations on the future borders of the city. Israel naturally gave its support while Palestinians saw the move as siding with Israel on the most sensitive issue in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Israel claims all of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim the city's eastern sector, which was captured by Israel in 1967 and is home to sensitive religious Jewish, Muslim and Christian sites. Many governments have long said that the fate of Jerusalem must be resolved through negotiations.

Trump's announcement has set off weeks of fighting between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces that have left 12 Palestinians dead.

The 128-9 U.N. vote was seen as a victory for Palestinians, but fell short of the total they had predicted.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 12/25/2017 13:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Many governments have long said that the fate of Jerusalem must be resolved through negotiations.

Been tried, agreements reached and yet nothing ever came of it. Time to shut up and act!

I'm proud to have Trump as my president!
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 12/25/2017 15:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Many governments have long said that the fate of Jerusalem must be resolved through negotiations.

Many countries would be a lot better off if their governments concentrated on good governance instead off whatever it is they do.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2017 15:44 Comments || Top||

#4  3 chairs, a desk, file cabinet and phone.
Done We’d?
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 16:03 Comments || Top||

#5  I have always liked Guatemala
All their Jingle busses have Stars of David and Crosses on them. Pretty place, nice people from what I saw.
Posted by: newc || 12/25/2017 20:27 Comments || Top||

10,000 ISIL Militants Present in Afghanistan: Russia
[ENGLISH.ALMANAR.LB] A high-ranking Russian official has warned that an estimated 10,000 members of ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
terrorist group are currently present in Afghanistan, and that their number is growing due to the relocation of the terror outfit to the Central Asian country after territorial defeats in Syria and Iraq.

Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, made the warning in an interview with Sputnik news agency on Saturday, also saying that Moscow was particularly worried about ISIS’s expanding foothold in northern Afghan provinces bordering Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

"Russia was among the first to be sounding the alarms in connection with the emergence of ISIS in Afghanistan," he said.

"ISIS has significantly increased its power in the country recently. According to our estimates, the number of turbans exceeds 10,000 and continues to grow, particularly due to new turbans arriving from Syria and Iraq," Kabulov said.

The Russian official stressed that the situation in the northern Afghan provinces of Jowzjan and Sar-e Pol were of particular concern and that citizens of Algeria and La Belle France had been spotted among the bandidos Lions of Islam there.

"ISIS has a clear aim of spreading influence beyond Afghanistan, which they consider to be their stronghold. This poses a serious security threat, especially for the Central Asian countries and the southern regions of Russia," Kabulov said.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Terror safe havens in Afghanistan, no such enclaves exist in Pakistan: Lodhi
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] Amid growing pressures by Washington on Islamabad to act against the terrorist safe havens in its soil, a top Pak diplomat ahs said the terror groups have not safe havens in Pakistain.

Pakistain’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations
...where theory meets practice and practice loses...
Maleeha Lodhi said Saturday that the terror safe havens existed in areas of Afghanistan that were not under government control.

She went on to claim that "There are no such safe havens in Pakistain. The only havens that exist for the bandidos Lion of Islams and for ISIS and other bandidos bandidos Lion of Islams are within the 40 percent of Afghan territory which is outside the control of the Afghan government."

The US Vice President Mike Pence during his visit to Afghanistan on Friday reiterated Washington’s stance regarding the terror safe havens in Pakistain.

He said "For too long Pakistain has provided safe haven to the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and many terrorist organizations, but those days are over. President Trump has put Pakistain on notice."

"As the President said, so I say now: Pakistain has much to gain from partnering with the United States, and Pakistain has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists," he added.

The US 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...
had earlier expressed concerns regarding the terror safe havens posing threats to Afghanistan and the United States.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Abbottabad
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 12/25/2017 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  MaleehaLodhi said Saturday that the terror safe havens existed in areas of Afghanistan that were not under government control. She went on to claim that "There are no such safe havens in Pakistain.

"Here, they are under Government Control™"
Posted by: Frank G || 12/25/2017 9:46 Comments || Top||

#3  The Nu-uh riposte. To be followed by “So’s yer old man!”

I imagine we have satellite/drone photos and video.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 10:49 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Efforts Underway To End The Inter-Clan Battle In Sool Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Peace efforts underway in Sool region following deadly inter-clan festivities in the border areas between Nugal and Sool regions in northern Somalia.
Sool was big among the Hittites.
At least 15 people were killed and more than 20 others maimed when clan militias clashed in a rural area along the border of Nugal and Sool regions, resident said.

The fighting between snuffies from Omar Mohamoud sub-clan and Dhul-bahante started in the areas of Cagaare and Qorilay last week, a resident Jama Hassan Hersi told Radio Shabelle.

"The festivities started last week, so far at least 15 people from warring sides were killed, more than 20 others maimed," he said.

The traditional elders in the region are trying to halt the bloodshed fighting, an elder in Garowe told Radio Shabelle.

"We will send traditional elders, religious holy mans, and scholars to the area to participate in the grinding of the peace processor," the elder said.

Dozens of people were killed in previous festivities between the two sides, which resulted in the blood feud and the long-standing dispute over grassland.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [281 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Could be worse.
They could be fighting over toilets.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 10:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Sool was big among the Hittites.

And what was Nugal, chopped lamb liver?
Posted by: Triggered Nugalite || 12/25/2017 14:53 Comments || Top||

#3  Faster please.
Posted by: AlanC || 12/25/2017 20:27 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Anger grows over Benghazi entertainer arrest by Salafists
[Libya Herald] Public anger has been growing over the arrest of a Benghazi entertainer who was asked to perform at a girl’s high school graduation party a week ago. New of the arrest only surfaced in the past three days.

Wissam Adel was nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
after videos appeared of posted on Facebook pages of the event, attended by the girls’ parents and families. It took place in a public wedding hall. They showed them signing along with him. Some viewers took objection and complained.

This resulted in Adel being arrested by a Salafist unit allied to the Saiqa Special Forces
...Libya's elite army unit, insofar as they have one, formed from a mixture of paratroopers and commandos. The group emerged from a militia with the same name in 2010. It now numbers a few thousand and reports to the Ministry of Defence. It deployed in Benghazi in an attempt to control the carnage. As a result, it has been attacked and several of its officers murdered. The force is popular in Benghazi for its stance against Ansar al-Sharia group...
and which is commanded by Abdul Fateh Ben Ghalboun. The head of the school, Eman Busneina who helped organise the event, was also taken in for questioning.

Initially Ben Ghalboun released a video denouncing Adel as a "crooked Paleostinian" who drove maiden of tender yearss to commit obscene acts. The event was described as resembling a nightclub.

Only today did police admit Adel, who is not a Paleostinian but Libyan and a member of the Obeidat tribe, is in jug.

Yesterday, Ben Ghalboun released a second video, showing him with Adel’s father, apologising for called him a Paleostinian and saying it had come to his attention that Adel was from a well-known family of the Obeidat tribe who had given much to the Libyan National Army. Ben Ghalboun was unrepentant about the arrest itself, however.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Beida government’s Awqaf and Islamic affairs department warns against celebrating Christmas
[Libya Herald] The Awqaf (religious endowments) and Islamic Affairs Administration in the eastern-based interim government has told imams to warn people against celebrating Christmas and New Year.

Calling the sharing with non-Moslems their celebrations a "sin", it said that believers must not send Christmas cards, greetings or gifts and must not have any Christmas decorations such as trees, bells or other objects.

"Imams and preachers, it is your duty to warn Moslems in Friday prayers, on radios and TV, not to take part in these celebrations," stressed the announcement.

The same Awqaf administration caused fury last July among Libya’s Amazigh community damning Ibadi Moslems as infidels and "Kharijites". There was condemnation from the Supreme Amazigh Council which accused it of inciting genocide against the Amazigh community.

Many of Libya’s Amazigh are Ibadis.

The eastern Awqaf administration based in Benghazi which, like the Dar al Ifta in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
, is in the hands of Salafists
...Salafists are ostentatiously devout Moslems who figure the ostentation of their piety gives them the right to tell others how to do it and to kill those who don't listen to them...
, has also denounced Sufis as "grave worshippers".
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

UAE says ‘security info’ delayed travel by Tunisian women
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United Arab Emirates said Sunday that "security information" had caused the delays on Tunisian women from boarding flights to the country that caused an outcry in their home country.

"We contacted our Tunisian brothers about security information that necessitated taking specific procedures," UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on his Twitter account.

"We should avoid misleading attempts... We highly value Tunisian women and respect them," Gargash said, without elaborating.

A number of Tunisian women said in recent days that their travel on UAE airlines via the Abu Dhabi and Dubai hubs had been delayed and some had to undergo additional examination of their visas.

That triggered angry reactions on social media and local Tunisian media.

The Tunisian government said Friday it had asked the UAE ambassador for clarification, adding that the envoy said the decision was for only a short period and the restrictions had been lifted.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

Yemeni president appoints five new ministers in cabinet reshuffle
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] In a government reshuffle Yemeni President Abderabu Mansour Hadi, on Sunday, appointed five new ministers headed by Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid, dismissing a number of conservative members.

The presidential decree issued by President Hadi constituted five ministries in the reshuffle, the Ministries of Interior, Oil, Transport, Agriculture and Shura Council Affairs.

Ahmed bin Ahmed al-Maysari was appointed as the deputy prime minister and interior minister, replacing Major General Hussein Arab, who was appointed as adviser to the president for security affairs and promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General.

According to the decree published by the official Yemeni news agency, The new deputy prime minister and minister of interior, al-Maysari, who was the minister of Agriculture was replaced by Osman Hussein Majali, who was the Minister of State for Shura Council Affairs.

Saleh al-Jubwani was appointed as minister of transport while engineer Aws al-Oud was appointed as minister of oil and minerals.

The Yemeni president also replaced three governors of the provinces of Taiz, Lahj and al-Dali, the decree stipulated.

Amin Ahmed Mahmoud was appointed as the Governor of Taiz province, Major General Ali Muqbel Saleh, was appointed as Governor of Al-Dali and Brigadier General Ahmad Abdullah Al-Turki was appointed as Governor of Lahj Governorate.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under:

Mosques in Denmark increase by 48 pct over last decade
[AA.TR] The number of mosques in Denmark has increased by 48 percent in the last decade, according to a recent research.

There were 115 mosques in 2006 compared to 170 mosques in 2017, the research stated, according to local media reports. The study was conducted by Prof. Lene Kuhle and Malik Larsen from Aarhus University.

The increase is a result of the growing Moslem population in the country, according to the research.

It is estimated that Moslems comprise 7 percent of Denmark's 5.7 million population.
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2017 18:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't wait to see Vikings on the History Channel in 20 years. Allan worshiping Orcs instead Danes.
Posted by: anymouse || 12/25/2017 20:37 Comments || Top||

#3  I've always loved stories about bulldozers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/25/2017 22:44 Comments || Top||

#4  "Ninety-nine holiest sites in the West,
Ninety-nine holiest sites!
Knock one down and plough up the ground,
Ninety-eight holiest sites in the West!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 12/25/2017 23:31 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Terror suspects to wear uniforms on 'public demand'
[AA.TR] The latest decision requiring terror convicts or suspects to wear a uniform in court appearances has been taken due to public demand, deputy premier Bekir Bozdag said Sunday.

Bozdag was speaking at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party's ordinary congress in Siverek district of southeastern province Sanliurfa.

The deputy prime minister said those "who commit terror attacks, kill innocent civilians or attempt coup" would no more be able to present themselves as "heroes" in court.

He was referring to a FETO suspect -- who was part of the Fetullah Terrorist Organization which tried to assassinate President Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
during the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt ‐ and appeared at court wearing a T-shirt with the word "Hero" printed on it, causing a public outcry.

"Our nation's sensitivity regarding the matter was taken into account. As the ruling party, which believes in democracy, we have listened to the request of our nation and acted on it.

"The decision will come into effect following a regulation to be made within one month," he said.

Bozdag added that pregnant women were exempted from wearing a jumpsuit, and a uniform suitable for women was yet to be determined.

According to a new emergency decree published in the Ottoman Turkish Official Gazette on Sunday, those incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
over or convicted of crimes against the constitutional order will either wear brown or gray uniforms during their court appearances.

Those who are accused or convicted of "attempting to abolish the order prescribed by Ottoman Turkish Constitution by using force and violence or to replace this order with another one or to prevent the implementation of order" and "attempting to undermine the Ottoman Turkish Government by using force and violence, or to prevent it from performing its duty, partially or completely" will wear a brown jumpsuit.

Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [173 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Turkey sacks some 2,700 more public sector workers over alleged terror ties
[Ynet] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has sacked 2,756 more people from its public service sector for alleged links to terror groups as it presses ahead with purges launched following last year's failed military coup.

According to two government decrees published in the Official Gazette Sunday, those dismissed in the new wave of purges include 637 military personnel, 360 gendarmerie force members and 150 academics or other university personnel.

Turkey blames the July 2016 on US-based holy man Fethullah Gülen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
. Some 50,000 people have been tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
and more than 110,000 civil servants have been dismissed for alleged links to Gulen or bad boy groups in a crackdown since then.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  There goes the water and toilets.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 7:54 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
'My Name is F**k America!' Muslim Woman in Hijab 'Caught Committing Food Stamp Fraud'
[InformationLiberation] Video out of New York shows a Muslim woman and her partner buying obscene amount of sodas with food stamps "to resell at their own store."

The way this scam works is these people pay to use other's EBT cards, "purchase" sodas at below market prices from big box stores, then resell them in their own gas station or convenience store for huge profits.

While this video is not conclusive, this type of fraud is extremely widespread, especially among Muslim immigrants.

An incredibly similar case just last month in Buffalo, New York.

As in this case, a Muslim woman in hijab screamed "f**k America" to a news videographer while walking out of court after her husband was busted for committing the same type of welfare fraud.

Their store, the IGA Community Express Mart, had their business license revoked on Monday. The woman's husband, Ahmed Alshami, was indicted and "charged with criminal use of public benefit cards and misuse of food stamps," TWC News reported.

It's rather odd the government and leftists would claim these hostile foreigners are "enriching our culture" when they're objectively making us poorer.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [371 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Buy a goat and name it America, farida?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2017 6:25 Comments || Top||

#2  these people pay to use other's EBT cards
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  A program that originally started to help the poor by distributing excess agricultural materials procured under the Dept of Agriculture's farm subsidies program. Now another Entitlement program without any Q&A.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 12/25/2017 8:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Years ago State Homeland Security looking at money laundering in the California Central Valley. There were convenience stores that were inspected by state agencies for license and cigarette tax violations. What was found was an EBT volume of 50-70k a month through a store that was very small, did primarily gas and liquor business, with very limited food/snack availability, owned by immigrants from the Middle East. Shockingly, it was suggested by some interviewed customers after straw purchases that they gave 45 cents on the dollar for fake EBT purchases. Since the owners lived modest lifestyles by US standards and had small bank balances, it seemed that much of the money was going overseas through the local Hawalah (Islamic off the books money exchange system).....Imagine our surprise...
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 12/25/2017 15:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
US judge: American caught fighting for IS must be given lawyer
[IsraelTimes] A federal judge rules that the US military must provide legal counsel to an American citizen who was picked up months ago on the Syrian battlefield and accused of fighting with 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....
The unidentified American, who has not been charged, surrendered to US-backed fighters in Syria around September 12 and is currently being held in Iraq as an unlawful enemy combatant.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a court petition challenging his detention and asking to act on his behalf to provide him access to legal counsel.

Late last month, the US government acknowledged that it has detained an American citizen accused of fighting with IS for months without fulfilling his request to see a lawyer.

In her ruling, US District Judge Tanya Chutkan denies the Defense Department’s motion to dismiss the matter and ordered the military to let the ACLU "immediate and unmonitored access to the detainee" so that it can determine whether he wants the ACLU to represent him. The judge also orders the Defense Department not to transfer the detainee until the ACLU tells the court of the detainee’s wishes.

"This is a landmark ruling that rejects the Trump administration’s unprecedented attempt to block an American citizen from challenging his executive imprisonment," says Jonathan Hafetz, senior staff attorney for the ACLU. "Ensuring citizens detained by the government have access to a lawyer and a court is essential to preserving the Constitution and the rule of law in America."
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Is judge Roy Bean available?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2017 6:26 Comments || Top||

#2  1. Was he captured on the battlefield?
2. Was he fighting in the ranks of the enemy?
3. Proceed with the treason trial. He can have an attorney during the proceedings.
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 12/25/2017 8:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Hungry, cold, tired, no cigs, gave himself up to a syrian rebel group.

Too many vague ROE? Throw him back.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#4  USDistrict Judge Tanya Chutkan
Her husband Peter Arno Krauthamer, a judge to the bench in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 11, 2011.[4]

On December 19, 2013, President Obama nominated Chutkan to serve as a United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, to a new seat created pursuant to 104 Stat. 5089, on July 1, 2013.
Posted by: Frank G || 12/25/2017 9:11 Comments || Top||

US told to learn from Pakistan in war on terror
[DAWN] A day after the Foreign Office issued a strongly worded statement in response to the US assertion about "putting Pakistain on notice" over alleged terrorist safe havens, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday hit out at the US administration, asking it to learn from Pakistain’s experiences in the war against terrorism instead of threatening it.

In a statement on his official Twitter account, the minister said: "Dont blame or threat[en] us, learn from our experiences in war against terror... if that is our common objective."

On Friday, US Vice President Mike Pence ‐ during an unannounced visit to Afghanistan ‐ alleged that Pakistain had for too long provided safe havens to Death Eaters but those days were over, as 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...
had "put Pakistain on notice".

"Pakistain has much to gain from partnering with the United States, and Pakistain has much to lose by continuing to harbour criminals and terrorists," he said while addressing US troops at Bagram airbase.

Referring to Mr Pence’s ’warning’, Mr Asif said "frustrations on diplomatic front in UN and war in Afghanistan are reflected in statements of US administration".
Posted by: Fred || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [316 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  So he thinks we need advise on how to carry out acts of terrorism?
That seems to be the only 'expertise' they have.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 12/25/2017 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  We have learned lessons in duplicity thanks to Pakistan's example.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/25/2017 1:18 Comments || Top||

#3  It's like stationing Muqtada al sadar and his minions right outside of Westpoint. You gotta understand those metrics and stuff. Because taliban is gonna taliban and Al Qeada is just there to overtake Kashmir

You are not as stealthy or you were too busy to vote off year elections Sez Pakistan spooks coffee guy.

The Afghans is Whom I bet on here, and when you meet the Chinese (GOD Help you) maybe they will put the fear of something into you because you do not know what you face now.

Either way, you cannot play middle of the deoband line this way.
Posted by: newc || 12/25/2017 2:33 Comments || Top||

#4  IMO, the only difference between Pakistan and "Palestine" is size.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 12/25/2017 6:22 Comments || Top||

#5  Some people only exist to be an example of what not to do.

Pakistan is a whole country of those fuckers
Posted by: DarthVader || 12/25/2017 9:25 Comments || Top||

#6  So he thinks we need advise on how to carry out acts of terrorism?

pots, kettles
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 10:20 Comments || Top||

#7  Aren't we already there? Intel agencies arming extremists who want to kill us? Politicians who call those extremists friends? Am I missing something?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/25/2017 12:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Aren't we already there? Intel agencies arming extremists who want to kill us?

Just for the record, an oft taken roete by totalitarian regimes.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/25/2017 13:02 Comments || Top||

#9  Perhaps he's saying the US should take Pakistan's example and train and support terrorists. If that is the case he seems a bit naive about who we would set them upon.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/25/2017 13:27 Comments || Top||

Year End Summary: Shin Bet warns Hamas may be plotting West Bank takeover
In the past year, Shin Bet foiled approximately 400 serious terror attacks including 13 suicide kabooms and eight kidnapping attempts, as well as 228 shooting attacks, 50 bombings and 94 car-rammings and stabbings, and saw half the number of successful "lone wolf" attacks compared to last year.
[IsraelTimes] In closed doors session with Knesset committee, Nadav Argaman said to tell politicians Paleostinian reconciliation is doomed to fail and Abbas is weak.

The head of the Shin Bet security service on Sunday warned that the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, terrorist group is poised to take over the West Bank from the "very weak" the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
, who controls the ruling Paleostinian Authority, according to a television report.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 12/25/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [221 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  So what if they are?

What are you going to do now, PL?
Ohh, you have no platoon because your war is bullshit?
Posted by: newc || 12/25/2017 2:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Good.
Then walk in and crush them.
Or stop talking about it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/25/2017 7:41 Comments || Top||

Freed Turks detained by Israel again, to be deported
[AA.TR] Two of three Ottoman Turkish citizens, who were detained again by Israeli police in Eastern Jerusalem after being freed, face deportation, said brother of a detainee on Sunday.

The trio were locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
at al-Aqsa Mosque on Friday and released on bail by an Israeli court on Saturday.

Two of the Ottoman Turkish citizens -- Abdullah Kizilirmak and Mehmet Gargili -- are accused of "battering Israeli police and resistance".

The third one -- Adem Koc -- was accused of "disturbing public order and attending an illegal demonstration".

Bilal Kizilirmak, brother of Abdullah, told Anadolu Agency late on Sunday that the Israeli police summoned Abdullah and Gargili back to cop shoppe.

After being unable to contact his brother and Gargili for hours, he called Umeyr Ahmed Merrid, the lawyer for the detained citizens.

"The lawyer said that my brother Abdullah Kizilirmak and our friend Mehmet Gargili were detained again to be deported and taken to the city of Ramla near Tel Aviv and handed over to the immigration police," said Kizilirmak.

"Lawyer Merrid stated that although the court had not made such a decision of deportation, the police made such a decision on its own initiative," he added.

Kizilirmak said they had no knowledge of when and why they would be deported, as The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Embassy to Tel Aviv and Consulate to Jerusalem are monitoring the issue.

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