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BREAKING: ‘IED' found near Bill and Hillary Clinton's Chappaqua home
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Afghanistan
Mullah Sherin hatched assassination of Gen. Raziq, claims ex-NDS Chief
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The former Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) Chief Rahmatullah Nabil claims that a key member of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s Quetta Council Mullah Sherin had hatched and executed the liquidation plan of Kandahar Police Chief Gen. Abdul Raziq.

In a statement posted online, Nabil said the attacker was trained in Al Hamza training center where jacket wallahs are being trained under the supervision of Taj Mir who is also famous as Mawlavi Zabiullah.

Nabil further added that Taj Mir has close links with the Haqqani terrorist network and the military intelligence of Pakistain.

However,
the hip bone's connected to the leg bone...
he said Mullah Sherin hatched the liquidation plan in close coordination with ISI and cooperation of one of the security guards of Kandahar governor who had helped in the appointment of the attacker as the security guard of the governor.

According to Nabil, the governor’s guard who helped in the execution of the plan has managed to flee the Kandahar city.

Nabil also added that Mullah Sherin has close links with the Haqqani network’s Sirajuddin Haqqani
...son of Pashtun warlord Jalaluddin Haqqani, still titular head of the Haqqani Network....
, currently operates as Taliban’s intelligence chief and is based in Quetta city.

The provincial intelligence chief of the province Gen. Abdul Momin was also killed in the attack while the provincial governor Zalmay Weesa sustained injuries.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network


Gen. Raziq’s assassination plan hatched in Pakistan: Ghani
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money. ..
said the liquidation plan of the former Police Chief of Kandahar Gen. Abdul Raziq was hatched in Pakistain.

Speaking during a gathering with the tribal elders of Kandahar, President Ghani demanded the extradition of the perpetrators involved in the liquidation of Gen. Raziq from Pakistain.

President Ghani arrived in Kandahar province earlier today accompanying a delegation of high level government officials to offer condolences to the people of the province regarding the deadly incident that left Gen. Raziq and Kandahar intelligence chief dead.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said President Ghani hailed the bravery and campaign of Gen. Abdul Raziq for the defense of the country and ain the fight against international terrorism.

He said if the enemies think that the liquidation of Gen. Raziq would lead to security gap in Kandahar then they should rethink as Kandahar has been home to heroes.

President Ghani also conferred the title of hero of independence to Gen. Raziq and changed the name of Kandahar Police training academy to his name, ARG Palace said, adding that President Ghani also instructed the Kandahar and Kabul Municipalities to name certain roads after Gen. Raziq’s name.

Gen. Abdul Raziq lost his life in an attack by a gunman in Kandahar governor’s compound last Thursday.

The provincial intelligence chief of the province Gen. Abdul Momin was also killed in the attack while the provincial governor Zalmay Weesa sustained injuries.

The attack was carried out by one of the security guards of Kandahar governor Zalmay Weesa.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6482 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Arabia
Trump says Khashoggi killing ‘worst cover-up ever,’ as US revokes Saudi visas
[IsraelTimes] In first sanctions, US revokes visas of 21 Saudi officials believed involved in fatal incident; Pompeo promises ’these penalties will not be the last word on this matter’

The United States announced Tuesday that it was revoking visas of nearly two dozen Saudi officials involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in the toughest action to date against its longtime ally, 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...
called the killing the "worst cover-ups in the history of cover-ups."

Trump told news hounds in the Oval Office that he’s expecting a full report on the killing soon. But he said, "They had a very bad original concept" and it was "carried out poorly."

He called the events after Khashoggi’s death "the worst cover-up ever."

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...
has claimed Khashoggi, a writer for The Washington Post who wrote critically about Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as of 2016....
, died accidentally in a brawl at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2.

But Ottoman Turkish officials say a 15-men team tortured, killed and dismembered the writer and say Saudi officials had planned the killing for days.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the United States has "identified at least some of the individuals" behind the death.

"These penalties will not be the last word on this matter from the United States. We will continue to explore additional measures to hold those accountable," Pompeo told news hounds.

"We are making very clear that the United States does not tolerate this kind of action to silence Mr. Khashoggi, a journalist, through violence," he said.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert later said that the measure will affect 21 Saudi suspects who will either have their visas revoked or be ineligible for future visas.

Pompeo said that the Saudis came from "the intelligence services, the royal court, the foreign ministry and other Saudi ministries."

The top diplomat said the United States was also looking into whether to take action under a law named after Sergei Magnitsky, the anti-corruption accountant who died in Russian custody, that would impose financial sanctions on individuals behind Khashoggi’s death.

US politicians have been pressing the Trump administration to take tough action, with several mentioning the Magnitsky Act.
The bipartisan Russia and Moldova Jackson–Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 intended to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Russian tax accountant Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison in 2009. Since 2016 the bill, which applies globally, authorizes government to sanction human rights offenders, freeze their assets, and ban them from entering the U.S.
Pompeo reiterated that the United States still considered Saudi Arabia an ally, saying he and Trump were "not happy" to move against the kingdom.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  So was this an ostentatious execution of a political enemy of the Saudi regime?

Or was this an operation by MB/Turkish agents of influence within the Saudi security apparatus who deliberately arranged for this encounter to end in Kashoggi's death, triggering an improvised and clumsy attempt at a coverup?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 10/24/2018 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Thats kinda the fun of speculating here, EH.
The payoff is setting the precidence for pulling visas of foreign nationals for random acts against other foreign nationals in foreign lands.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 10:12 Comments || Top||


Saudi Arabia agrees to provide Pakistan $3 billion to address balance-of-payments crisis
[DAWN] 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...
has agreed to provide Pakistain $3 billion in foreign currency support for a year to address its balance-of-payments crisis, the government announced on Tuesday.

The Kingdom has also agreed to provide Islamabad a one-year deferred payment facility for import of oil, worth up to another $3 billion.

The agreements in this regard were signed during the visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who isn't your heaviest-duty thinker, maybe not even among the top five...
to Saudi Arabia to attend the Future Investment Initiative (FII) conference, a trip he undertook on the invitation of King Salman
...either the largest species of Pacific salmon or the current Sheikh of the Burnin' Sands, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Lord of Most of the Arabians....
bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud.

According to a blurb issued by the government, several far-reaching decisions on bilateral economic and financial cooperation were reached during the discussions held between Pak and Saudi officials.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1 

So SA bought the Paki Nukes for $3B plus $3B for 'oil' transport.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 13:38 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
As predicted at the Burg: SECOND migrant mob headed for the US from Honduras!
Goody. Here’s hoping President Trump is as firm as he has threatened to be.
[Reuters] TAPACHULA, Mexico/GUATEMALA CITY - A group of over a thousand Central Americans in Guatemala headed toward the Mexican border on Tuesday, as a larger caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump paused in southern Mexico on its planned journey toward the U.S. border.

Trump has vowed to begin cutting millions of dollars in aid to Central America and called the caravan in Mexico a national emergency as he seeks to boost his Republican Party’s chances in the Nov. 6 congressional elections.

The caravan, mostly Honduran migrants fleeing violence and poverty at home, is currently in the town of Huixtla in Chiapas state, around 31 miles (50 km) north of the Guatemalan border and a distant 1,100 miles (1,800 km) from the United States.

Mexico’s government said in a statement on Tuesday that it had received 1,699 requests for refugee status, including children. The government estimates there are around 4,500 people in the group.

Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6540 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anyone discussing the issue of route sanitation. or the potential threat and ticking time bomb of disease, childhood illnesses, polio vaccination, etc. ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 0:14 Comments || Top||

#2  And if you do not turn every one of them back or give them a lift back home, they will continue.

They endanger everybody and none of this is acceptable.

Apply for sanctuary in a safe place but this is not that. This is all political. Go back right now with your commie asses and fix your own commie governments. I have enough here to contend with..
Posted by: newc || 10/24/2018 0:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Here's something tough but effective. Say, hypothetically, you charge a $100K cost to Mexico for each of these 7,000 who enter the US, or $0.7B. Draw the penalty from a tax on the repatriation of income from Western Union-type payments of any cash sent south, and include profits from US and other companies doing business in Mexico.

Use half, $350M, for the wall, and the other half for the items mentioned by Besoeker and other social problems, including crime and terrorism.
Posted by: Fairbanks || 10/24/2018 1:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Or we take 20 miles of Mexico as a buffer, dump all our radioactive waste and any other hazardous waste we don't want and put fences on both sides with signs reading "If you cross this fence, you will die." If people cross, they don't make it to the other fence. Problem solved. Think of it as evolution in action.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/24/2018 2:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Why Mexico isn’t stopping the migrant caravan

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 2:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Anyone discussing...the potential threat and ticking time bomb of disease

It's a world crisis:
Migrants blamed for diseases

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 2:30 Comments || Top||

#7  Re. #5: I grabbed the pic in the link showing a bunch of young men piling into a truck from the inside.

Just in case it gets “lost”...
Posted by: Ptah || 10/24/2018 5:44 Comments || Top||

#8 
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 8:37 Comments || Top||

#9  If Trump had been given funding for the wall he wanted by the Republican house and senate we wouldn't be discussing thousands of Hondurans and Guatemalans advancing towards us through Mexico now.

Chew on that for a while.
Posted by: jpal || 10/24/2018 9:52 Comments || Top||

#10  This is an act of war. There is simply no other way to put it. Declare war on Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico. Drop leaflets all along the column to advise these people that US Army soldiers will shoot them if the cross the border. Then if they cross the border, shoot them.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 10/24/2018 9:57 Comments || Top||

#11  I've never walked any thousand miles at a time, but I have done my share 25's and 30's and even delightful outing for all that totaled 65. I seem to remember a lot of sweating, like right through the web gear. But all these jokers seem to be wearing clean clothes in every picture. Then of course there is the need for something along the line of 2 gallons of water per day for an active individual in a hot climate. Then what, how, and where do they eat, much less deposit the after affects? Some kind of deep, deep pockets are behind this 'spontaneous movement'.
Posted by: Cesare || 10/24/2018 10:09 Comments || Top||

#12  Current illegal immigrant rate is estimated at about 2000 per day so if these convoys contained all the immigrants and ran once a week we'd be ahead.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/24/2018 10:31 Comments || Top||

#13  Lease a couple of thousand acres from Mexico, build a very nice camp. Have the army construct an emergency airstrip. Put the invaders there, feed them three squares and all the tv and films they can handle. Provide excellent medical care. Set up a military tribunal and process them right onto flights back to their native countries.
Posted by: KBK || 10/24/2018 11:26 Comments || Top||

#14  Opportunity knocks - Block the massive caravans and leave mechanisms in place to block singles and small groups in the future.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 12:14 Comments || Top||

#15  Lease? How about take.
Posted by: Hellfish || 10/24/2018 12:15 Comments || Top||

#16  Leaflet drops in 24 hrs. Once they begin turning south, switch to dropping MRE's and water.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 12:23 Comments || Top||

#17  Back in 1978 our mayor imposed martial law during a major blizzard. There was some looting - until one looter was shot and killed by authorities. The people cried at the wrongness of killing a boy just taking food from a store, and demanded the mayor rescind the anti-looting orders. He categorically refused, and in fact repeated them with emphasis - something to the effect of 'I'm sorry the boy got killed, but if anyone else is found looting they are liable to be killed too.' There was no more looting.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/24/2018 13:25 Comments || Top||

#18  At the end of the Mexican-American war in 1848, we could have conquered all of Mexico. We didn't because a)the US at the time didn't want to gain territory by conquest, and b) Mexico was filled with brown Catholics.

Looking back, maybe we should have.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/24/2018 13:28 Comments || Top||

#19  "Enlisted." Juan texts his familia
In the grip of a grim gringofilia.
Y porque? MREs,
And to learn ABCs
In his God Emperor Trump's new auxilia.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/24/2018 14:48 Comments || Top||

#20  OPTION 1 - Honduras is so violent, arm the refugees and send them back to retake their country.
OPTION 2 - Fly them south to Tierra Del Feugo and tell them next time they'll be dropped off in Antarctica if they pull this same crap.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/24/2018 16:24 Comments || Top||

#21  Charity begins at home. Yellow USAID bags were photographed by journalists who dare to go on location. Which Soros NGO is distributing it???
Posted by: Javing Forkbeard1620 || 10/24/2018 17:27 Comments || Top||

#22  Honduras, a hungry mosquito.
At first just a buzz, then a grito,
And straight through Big Mex
Passed the migrants, and checks,
Like a bad California burrito.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/24/2018 21:52 Comments || Top||

#23  Zenobia, when will you take your show on the road? Sign me up: book, film, readings, podcast. Anything. Love your stuff.
Posted by: Bill Lumplump3917 || 10/24/2018 23:47 Comments || Top||


Pence points to leftist groups as caravan organizers
[PULSE.NG] Vice President Mike Pence suggested Tuesday that leftist groups financed by Venezuela might be behind the caravan of Central American migrants colonists headed toward the US border.

Speaking at a forum hosted by The Washington Post, Pence said he had been in contact with the presidents of Honduras and Guatemala about the unfolding situation.

He said Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez told him the caravan "was organized by leftist groups in Honduras financed by Venezuela and sent north to challenge our illusory sovereignty and challenge our border."

The Wall Street Journal editorial board and the conservative Heritage Foundation also have highlighted reports that the caravan was organized by a former Honduran politician, Bartolo Fuentes, of the leftist Libre party.

Fuentes was deported from Guatemala on Friday after being enjugged
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
for entering the country illegally with Honduran migrants colonists who had trekked from San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

The Honduran newspaper La Tribuna quoted Fuentes on October 16 as acknowledging that he and other Libre members organized the caravan through Facebook.

Libre was founded by a coalition of leftist groups led by Manuel Zelaya, a former Honduran president and ally of the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. Zelaya was ousted by the military in 2009.

Pence said the United States was working closely with Mexico to keep the caravan, estimated to have grown to 7,000 people, from crossing the border.

"We're going to do everything in our power to prevent this caravan from coming north and violating our border," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  "We're going to do everything in our power to prevent this caravan from coming north and violating our border," he said.

I suggest a mine field, 1/4 mile wide, in front of that border.
Posted by: Raj || 10/24/2018 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Someone had better be coming up with a plan.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 0:32 Comments || Top||

#3  The last time I mentioned someone should be brought from Germany to the US to stand trial.
Some rants disagreed.
This time I recommend the US send some marshals to capture Bartolo Fuentes and any other members or coyotes
who are seeking to undermine our laws and jeopardizing the safety of the migrants.
Rather this time I recommend the traffickers be dropped off at Guantanamo instead where no due process is required till the trafficking problem is solved.
Money transfers to any of these countries like Honduras and Venezuela should be banned and regarded as funding for terrorism.
Posted by: boomerc || 10/24/2018 6:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Treat them like the mariel boat lift 'refugees'. Keep them together in groups. Deploy the groups to summer National Guard barracks for processing in Montana, Idaho, North Dakota, with military security. Winter is coming. Of course, if any ask to return home, we can oblige.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2018 7:18 Comments || Top||

#5  They're organizing an army to invade the US. In that process they are fielding child soldiers.

They're war criminals -- shoot them.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/24/2018 12:02 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist's body parts found in garden, sez Sky sources
[SkyNews] By Alex Crawford, special correspondent, in Istanbul

Body parts belonging to murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi have been found, according to two Sky sources.

The sources have told Sky News the Saudi dissident had been "cut up" and his face "disfigured".

One source also suggested the writer's remains were discovered in the garden of the Saudi consul general's Istanbul home - located around 500 metres away from the consulate.

It contradicts the explanation being made by Saudi officials that the body was rolled up in a carpet and handed to a local collaborator who was tasked with disposing of the evidence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 00:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pushing up the daisies.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/24/2018 10:32 Comments || Top||

#2  Lefties will appreciate their efforts in composting.
Posted by: Raj || 10/24/2018 10:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Another good jihadi.
Posted by: gorb || 10/24/2018 14:23 Comments || Top||

#4  A deli in Saudi Muskogee
As everything comes up Kashoggi:
"Organic Jamal...
Is that strictly halal?
Diet Coke, and some dates, and a hoagie."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/24/2018 15:07 Comments || Top||

#5  OK, so they found body parts. But how do we know it's Khashoggi? Come on, who hasn't found body parts digging around in the garden?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/24/2018 17:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Ref #4. Excellent as usual.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 18:33 Comments || Top||


Erdogan calls for trial in Istanbul of Khashoggi suspects, terms death planned murder
[DAWN] Ottoman Turkish 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...
on Tuesday called for the trial in Istanbul of the Saudi suspects in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a crime that he said was intricately planned days in advance.

Erdogan had promised that his speech in Ankara would give the "naked truth" about the killing and he gave a host of new details while still saying The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
wanted answers to key questions, including who gave the orders.

Hours before Erdogan delivered his speech to ruling party politicians, a major Saudi investment forum opened in Riyadh under the heavy shadow of the murder after key delegates pulled out.

The murder of the Washington Post contributor has damaged the international reputation of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of 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...
as of 2016....

who has spearheaded a reform drive in the kingdom.

"My demand is that 18 people be tried in Istanbul," Erdogan said in a speech to ruling party politicians in Ankara, referring to 18 people including security officials who have already been detained by Riyadh.

He added that "all those who played a role in the murder" had to face punishment.

Turkish police find abandoned Saudi consulate car in Istanbul – reports

[AlMasdar] A vehicle thought to belong to the Saudi consulate was found in an underground garage park in Istanbul on Monday, according to city police.

Ottoman Turkish police say the abandoned vehicle, reportedly a black 2011 E-Series Mercedes-Benz sedan, was found on the outskirts of the city, in Sultangazi district. It was said to include a diplomatic number plate.

The garage was cordoned off by police.

Another ‐ unlicensed ‐ vehicle meanwhile was reportedly towed away from outside the 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...
n consulate on Monday.
Possibly meaningful, but at any rate now the Turkish government will be able to add the value of two used cars to the rapidly shrinking treasury.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Poirot to the Turkish detective:
"A cigarette? Very effective!
And while we're at luncheon,
Your wonderful truncheon
Provides us a wider perspective!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/24/2018 13:18 Comments || Top||


CIA Director Gina Haspel in Turkey to investigate Khashoggi murder
[CBS] CIA Director Gina Haspel is traveling to Turkey as part of the investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, CBS News has learned. Saudi Arabia said Friday that Khashoggi, who was last seen Oct. 2, was killed at its consulate in Istanbul, but said he had started a "fistfight."

Earlier Monday, President Trump told reporters "we have top intelligence people in Turkey," but he didn't specify who he meant.

"We're going to see what we have," Mr. Trump said. "I'll know a lot tomorrow, they'll be coming back tonight or tomorrow morning. But we have people in Saudi Arabia."

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he will release a report Tuesday revealing the "naked truth" about what happened to Khashoggi.

Khashoggi, a journalist for The Washington Post, was a known critic of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is a son of King Salman. Turkish officials allege they have video and audio evidence showing Khashoggi was dismembered. U.S. officials have been increasing pressure on Turkey to share the allegedly damning evidence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I still don't understand why this is any of our business.

He was no more a journalist than I am plus he was an active supporter of Islamic terrorism aka MB.

Let the Saudis and the Turks wash their own dirty laundry.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/24/2018 10:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Yeah, but he may have been 'our' bad guy.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 13:39 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
ISIS Media Group Threatens to Behead FBI Official Over Arrest of Chicago Member
[PJ] A pro-ISIS media group issued an online threat against an FBI special agent-in-charge over the arrest of one of their American members on a charge of providing material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organization.

Ashraf Al Safoo,
...the quiet Iraqi-American immigrant and family man with a masters degree in computer science who heads a full scale PR organization that employs the usual variety of specialists for the purpose of internet jihad. His previous appearance in our archives gave his name as Ashraf al-Safoo, and no doubt at some point he will be named Ashraf Alsafoo or Ashraf A. Safoo...
34, of Chicago made his first court appearance on Friday and is scheduled to appear for a detention hearing on Thursday. At the time of his arrest he worked as a web developer for BlueBolt Solutions, a Chicago software company; his LinkedIn profile said he specializes in Microsoft technologies.

Al Safoo is a member of Khattab Media Foundation, which disseminates propaganda and recruitment materials on behalf of ISIS including posters, videos and articles released on sites including YouTube, Twitter and Facebook.

In response to his arrest, Khattab just released a new poster depicting a jihadist about to behead a victim face-down on a street with a city skyline in the backdrop. "From Khattab Foundation to Jeffrey The Dog of Romans," states the message. "We read your message YOU son of an infidel mother and the answer will be what YOU will see not what YOU will hear."
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 06:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6514 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Very well. If you behead our guy, we will feed yours to pigs.

Your move.
Posted by: gorb || 10/24/2018 14:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Cook County lockup would be a fitting punishment.
Posted by: Spike Ghibelline9016 || 10/24/2018 15:33 Comments || Top||


Millions in SNAP $$$ Flowed to Terrorists via 'hawalas' - Staring Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev
[Breitbart] Millions of taxpayers dollars trafficked through food stamp fraud went to terrorists who funded their activities at home and abroad, according to an explosive report from the Government Accountability Institute (GAI).

The report from GAI, where Breitbart News Senior-Editor-at-Large Peter Schweizer serves as president, highlighted several instances where money obtained through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud went to fund acts of terrorism, including the 1993 World Trade Center bombings and the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombing.

Although this method of using food stamp fraud money for terrorism has been around since the 1980s, it gained notoriety when New York City detectives testified before a Senate subcommittee about the 1993 World Trade Center bombings.
More at the link, but it will only make you angrier.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under:

#1  For those readers unfamiliar with the scheme...
SNAP (and other programs) recipients use their benefit coupons in exchange or as payment for groceries. The groceries are then brokered for cash to local (mini-mart or bodega) merchants at discounted prices. The items are then sold at high market value*.

SNAP associated families may also own and operate said markets. So employees are paid very little.

*Milk, eggs and bread are always high priced at a gas station.

Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 14:12 Comments || Top||

#2  it will only make you angrier

Nope. Asymptotically closer to overt rage, maybe.

An angry old man of Antares,
Alone on his lawn with his queries,
Is a long way from home
In a leaky old dome
And his love for Antareans... varies.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/24/2018 15:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Lots of bad guy organizations use SNAP benefits, cigarette sales, credit card fraud, and so forth to finance their nefarious schemes. This is why the Democrats do not chase down the fraud in most cases, and why President Trump needs to.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 16:58 Comments || Top||


US appeals court upholds terror conviction for imam
[IsraelTimes] A US appeals court has upheld the conviction and life prison sentence given to a London imam for supporting terrorism.

The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday there was overwhelming evidence against Mustafa Kamel Mustafa.
...the Egypt-born one-eyed, hook-handed hate preacher generally known as Abu Hamza al-Masri, previously of Finsbury Park Mosque. He now graces the Florence, Colorado supermax prison, and was connected to more planned and executed terror plots and jihadis around the world over the past several decades than you can shake a stick at, some of them Al Qaeda...
The court also ruled that Mustafa’s 2012 extradition to the US from England didn’t come with conditions preventing his incarceration at the Supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Mustafa is missing both hands. His lawyers say he belongs at a prison better suited to people with disabilities.
Ol’ Hook Hands is a dyed-in-the-wool villain of the first water. Very few are as deserving as he of a lifetime spent in Supermax solitary — made especially piquant in his case because he stupidly blew off his hands while failing to learn how to manufacture bombs in Afghanistan. In line with longstanding trial lawyer practice, his advocates, having neither law nor facts on their side, are busily pounding the table.
Mustafa was convicted in 2014 of ensuring there were satellite communications for kidnappers during a 1998 attack that killed four tourists in Yemen, of supporting plans to open an al-Qaeda training camp in Bly, Oregon, and sending someone to an Afghanistan training camp.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


India-Pakistan
US renews call on Pakistan to cut off extremists
[JOURNALDUCAMEROUN] US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday renewed calls on Pakistain to curb faceless myrmidons fighting in Afghanistan, saying Washington was holding its uneasy war partner accountable.

Pompeo made the comment as he welcomed long-delayed legislative elections in Afghanistan, saying the United States was "encouraged" by voter turnout, despite reports of widespread problems including poll centers that failed to open or lacked voter rolls.

"Our expectation is that Pakistain will not provide safe harbor to bully boyz on their western border," Pompeo told news hounds when asked about Islamabad’s role.

"We couldn’t have made that message any more clear," he said, adding: "Pakistain will be held to account if they don’t achieve that, if they’re not sincere in that effort."

"Everyone wants a reconciliation in Afghanistan and to achieve that, you can’t have a safe harbor for Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
, for Haqqani and for others inside of Pakistain," he said, listing myrmidon movements fighting in Afghanistan.

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...
’s administration last month cut $300 million in military aid to Pakistain after years of US complaints that Islamabad has kept nurturing ties with Death Eaters that target both Afghanistan and rival India.

Pakistain has countered that it has paid a heavy price internally for fighting Death Eaters and that it can help bring the Taliban to the table.

A Taliban delegation earlier this month met 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. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
with a US envoy. Pakistain’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who ain't the sharpest bulb on the national tree...
is a longstanding supporter of negotiations to end the war in Afghanistan, where the United States has been deployed since 2001.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  If Pakland disappeared tomorrow, you think there were would be a discernable decline in terrorism and unrest in their neighboring countries?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2018 7:13 Comments || Top||

#2  If Pakland disappeared tomorrow, you think there were would be a discernable decline in terrorism and unrest in their neighboring countries?

Would it be possible to move that up to sometime this afternoon ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/24/2018 7:15 Comments || Top||


NAB challenges suspension of Sharifs’ jail term
[DAWN] The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday challenged the Sept 19, 2018 Islamabad High Court (IHC) order of suspending the jail term awarded by a trial court in the Avenfield reference to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf, then by the courts...
, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired captain Mohammad Safdar.

In its appeal, which was filed through its special prosecutor Akram Qureshi, NAB contended that the IHC had failed to appreciate that through its order, it had seriously prejudiced the case of the prosecution by holding that the trial court judgement suffered from obvious and glaring defects and infirmities and that the convictions and sentences handed down to the accused might not be sustained ultimately.

It requested the apex court to set aside the IHC order and recall the relief of suspending the sentence and the grant of bail to all the accused.

On Sept 19, a division bench of the high court had set free Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law after accepting their petitions seeking suspension of the sentence awarded to them by an accountability court of Islamabad on July 6. The court had awarded 10 years imprisonment to Nawaz Sharif, seven years to his daughter and one year to his son-in-law in the Aven­field apartment reference.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6484 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


International-UN-NGOs
UN committee slams French 'burqa ban' for 'violating' rights
[DAWN] The United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Human Rights Committee on Tuesday criticised La Belle France's so-called burqa ban, saying the law "violated" the rights of two women who were fined for wearing full-face veils in public.

The committee called for the women to be compensated and for a review of the 2010 law that forbids people from publicly wearing clothing that conceals their face.

"The French law disproportionately harmed the petitioners' right to manifest their religious beliefs," the committee said in a statement.

It added that it was not convinced by La Belle France's claim that the ban was necessary for security and social reasons.
Posted by: Fred || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


Iraq
Death threats non-stop for Iraqi male beauty pageant contestant
[IraqiNews] An Iraqi male beauty pageants contestant says death threats continue to him and his family over his activity, to which religiously-driven contempt left a number of peers dead.

Wahab Hasso, 23, a Yazidi who lived in the Netherlands as a refugee since 2012, and a finalist at two earlier pageants, told Sputnik website he secretly walked out of a 2017 contest in the Netherlands after receiving death threats for his Iraq-based family via angry facebook commentators.

He said threats to his family began in 2017, right after the liquidation of Karar Noshi, a young Iraqi artist and a social network celebrity known for his flamboyant style.

He revealed that the most recent threats were received after the liquidation of Iraqi female pageants star, Tara Fares, who was filmed by a security camera being rubbed out in her car by an attacker.

Hesso vowed to take part in upcoming pageant in the Netherlands in response to the liquidation of Hammoudi al-Meteiry, a 15-year-old boy, famous as "the King of Instagram" who was found dead with stabs in Baghdad earlier this month after his unknown killers doubted his "sexual orientations".

Iraq, since August, has witnessed liquidations of several social celebrities, including, most recently, Tara Fares, a second-ranking for "Miss Iraq" pageant, as well as cosmetics experts and rights activists, incidents which won condemnation by the United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Oh, such trials for the poor sweet boy!
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 2:36 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Abbas and Hamas both use systematic torture to crush dissent – Human Rights Watch
[IsraelTimes] In major NGO report on Paleostinian Authority and Gazoo, dozens of ex-detainees ‐ critics, activists, political opponents ‐ describe brutality including beating, forced contortion.
And in a surprising move, Human Rights Watch actually reported it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just avoid journalists who are befriended by the Legacy Infotainment Enterprises based in the US.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/24/2018 7:20 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
US Military Disabled Russian Signaling Devices In Syria For The First Time
Alexander Sitnikov, wrote in Svobodnaya Pressa, on a report explaining the ways to counter Putin’s threats to the US military.

[Muraselon] "The Pentagon prefers to keep the details of its confrontation with Russian means of electronic warfare secret," the article said. At times, some retired US generals are praising our electronic systems as the best in the world, even though they still consider the US military the strongest on the planet." Sitnikov wrote.

"What kind of American power can be spoken, if almost all of its weapons are connected to satellite communications, GPS, mobile Internet, and electronic warfare devices, and as is known these connections can be easily disabled. Yet Americans are confident in their power."

"It is quite natural that Syria, torn by the seven-year war, has become the main field of the indirect battle between new types of American and Russian weapons, including electronic warfare." Sitnikov added.



The DARPA report, published recently by the Advanced Defense Research Projects Agency, on the implementation of a $ 9.6 million contract, received a special attention from military experts and journalists. Interestingly, the funds were allocated to provide US forces, in Syria and Iraq, with alternative communications systems capable of operating under strong electronic radio interference conditions.

Worth-notable that DARPA contracts are executed under special confidentiality conditions. The infusion, it seems, has been a mistake. As soon as the report was published in the network, the Washington edition of the Monitor turned to the US Army General Paul Funk, who led, until June, coalition forces in the war against the Islamic state group.

The Monitor noted that "General Funk was surprised and said he was hearing it for the first time". Thus, it is possible to talk about the new DARPA innovations that have emerged recently with US forces.

While the media abroad wrote a year ago about the systems of our electronic warfare, "these systems are not as scary as they are portrayed, they are even more frightening," and now they talk a lot about the constant search for new solutions. That both the Russian and American armies are testing each other regularly, looking for weaknesses.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I have a General Funk.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/24/2018 10:15 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US announces sanctions on Iran over Taliban support
[IsraelTimes] Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says that the United States and six other Middle East countries are taking action to expose and disrupt terrorist activities being conducted by the Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
and Iran to undermine the government of Afghanistan.

Mnuchin says the seven countries have designated nine individuals associated with the Taliban and their Iranian sponsors for sanctions. The seven nations make up the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center which has an operations center in 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...
Mnuchin met with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia on Monday after announcing last week that he would not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia following the death of a journalist in the Saudi consulate in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
The administration sees Saudi Arabia as a key ally in its sanctions campaign against Iran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Man believed to be Japanese journalist held hostage in Syria freed
[IsraelTimes] Japan’s government says a man believed to be a Japanese freelance journalist who went missing three years ago while in Syria has been released and is now in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga says Japan was informed by 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. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
that the man, believed to be journalist Jumpei Yasuda, has been released.

Yasuda was last heard from in Syria in 2015.

Suga said Qatar’s government told Japanese officials that the man is being protected by the Ottoman Turkish authorities and is being identified, and that he is most likely Yasuda.

Suga said he has notified Yasuda’s family of the news.

Yasuda started reporting on the Middle East in the early 2000s. He was taken hostage in Iraq in 2004 with three other Japanese, but was freed after Islamic holy mans negotiated his release.

His most recent trip to Syria was in 2015 to report on his journalist friend Kenji Goto, who was taken hostage and killed by 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.
Al Masdar adds:
Yasuda was reportedly taken hostage by the hard-line group Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/24/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra



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