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F-16 with live ordinance crashes in Riverside CA.
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Arabia
Saudi 'green card' to allow expats to own property, start business in kingdom
[DAWN] The Saudi cabinet is deliberating over a proposed scheme to issue 'Privileged Iqamas' to expatriates that would allow them to become permanent residents, own properties and start businesses in the kingdom without the need of local sponsors called kafeel, Arab News reported.

It is pertinent to mention here that in the existing system, expatriates cannot start a business without a kafeel, who is required to have a sizeable share in the venture, which often leads to monetary disputes.

If the new scheme goes through, those on visit visas will also be spared from the hassle of visiting embassies every few months to get extensions.

The Privileged Iqama, or the Saudi 'green card', could also benefit the nearly 2.7 million Paks living 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...
who "remit nearly $6 billion from Saudi Arabia every year", Arab News stated.

Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  Baby steps - hope this stuff sticks.
Posted by: Raj || 05/16/2019 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Unless they're Women, of course.
Posted by: Skidmark || 05/16/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#3  I wondered if such a scheme could reduce remittances in America. But then I remembered - we don't have expatriates here - just illegals.
Posted by: Bobby || 05/16/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||


Britain
Shropshire teenager 'raped in supermarket car park'
There’s the hard jihad of the sword, the soft jihad of the law, and clearly the fun jihad of the rape.
[BBC] A teenager was taken to a supermarket car park where a gang of men were waiting to have sex with her, jurors have heard.

Ayad Abdulla Hizam, Ghamer Sulayman and Saleh Qasem are on trial over alleged child sexual exploitation in Telford.

Prosecutors say the 15-year-old victim was "scared and coerced" into sex acts.

Shrewsbury Crown Court heard how on one occasion 12 men were waiting, in three or four cars, to have sex with her, and laughed and joked as they did so.

The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was allegedly first contacted by Hizam, 21, in early 2016.

Prosecutor Mark Heywood claimed she told him she was 15, but he persuaded her to go to a hotel in Telford, where they had consensual sex.

It is claimed Sulayman, 22, later contacted her through Snapchat, and offered to take her shopping but instead took her to a house in Birmingham where he allegedly raped her and other men had sex with her. He is alleged to have also taken her to the supermarket car park.

Judge Peter Barrie warned the jury to hear the case with "cool-headed and careful assessment".

Hizam, of Bridgecroft, Birmingham denies four counts of child abduction and four counts of sexual activity with a child. Sulayman, of Mercia Drive, denies seven counts of rape and three of trafficking. Qasem, 19, of Poplar Avenue, Runcorn Road, denies one count of sexual assault and one of trafficking.

They face a total of 20 charges. The trial continues.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  >Prosecutor Mark Heywood claimed she told him she was 15, but he persuaded her to go to a hotel in Telford, where they had consensual sex.


Legally that was still rape and therefore not consensual...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/16/2019 6:11 Comments || Top||

#2  It also seems to be at least 12 need to be charged.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/16/2019 6:12 Comments || Top||

#3  The newest chapter in "A Shropshire Lad", though I doubt this is what Housman had in mind.
Posted by: AlanC || 05/16/2019 8:03 Comments || Top||

#4  ...when the coppers are minutes hours days weeks months away, who are you going to call.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/16/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||


Europe
EU Court Stops Deportations of Migrants Even If They Are Security Threats
[Breitbart] The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given a series of rulings on deportation cases involving migrants who had either been convicted of crimes or deemed a security threat, refusing to allow them to be deported in case they face torture in their own countries.

The three cases ruled on by the court involve migrants from Congo, Ivory Coast, and Chechnya who were refused asylum status in either Belgium or the Czech Republic because they had either been convicted of serious crimes or deemed to be a threat to the national security of either country, Il Giornale reports.

The ruling could be a blow for populist Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini who has promised to begin deportations of criminal migrants to their home countries and has set aside money to help negotiate the transfer of illegal migrants to countries where Italy does not have repatriation agreements.

Salvini reacted to the ruling saying, “This is why it is important to change this Europe with a vote for the Lega on May 26th,” and went on to add, “However, I do not change my mind and I do not change the law: the ‘asylum seekers’ who rape, steal and sell drugs, will all go back to their home. And in the Security Decree, there are even more stringent rules against smugglers and traffickers.”

The migration and security decree was drafted and passed by the Italian parliament last year, despite some rebellion from Senators in the Five Star Movement (M5S), Salvini’s coalition partner. The decree also scraps the humanitarian residency permit, which the government expects will lead to 2,000 or so migrants leaving the country per month to return to their homelands.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 05/16/2019 06:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  refusing to allow them to be deported in case they face torture in their own countries.

So deport them to somewhere else... like the mid-Atlantic.
Posted by: SteveS || 05/16/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#2  Great plan guys! I can't see anything going wrong with this one!
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/16/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Our subjects are expendable!
Our virtue is not!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 05/16/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Clustering in border regions draws undue attention and an unfair services burden. Load them onto transport planes and redistribute in smaller groups away from borders. It will work, you'll see.
Posted by: Besoeker || 05/16/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Deport em anyway. What force or arms does the Euro Court of "Justice" have to enforce their order?
Posted by: Frank G || 05/16/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Salvini won't budge, even if the current PM does. Italy might be next to Exit. The far right is gaining power.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/16/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#7  The boat or the wood chipper, judge? Which do you choose?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/16/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#8  Here are excerpts from a BBC Doc about the negotiations with the UK re Brexit..arrogant mothers...Gaptooth is prominent.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulo6rmOIll8&t=30s

Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 05/16/2019 12:03 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Steps underway to link seminaries to education ministry
[DAWN] As a part of government’s campaign to register seminaries across the country, the Ministry for Federal Education and Professional Training has started taking measures to link them with the ministry.

Sources on Tuesday said the ministry had decided to set up 10 directorates across the country for the registration of the madressahs. One directorate as an overseeing authority would be established in the federal capital. A grade 21 officer would be hired as the director general to run the office of the federal directorate of seminaries.

The sources said at least four directors would be appointed for the department of madressahs, including finance, registration and examinations.

Around two registration centres would be established in each province while one each in Azad Jammu and Kashmire (AJK) and Gilgit-Baltistan (GB).
Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  You put a teaspoon of dog doo in a gallon of chocolate ice cream, you get...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/16/2019 1:52 Comments || Top||

#2  So the mullahs can be paid with aid $$, some of which can be piped back into the newly "outlawed" groups missing their frozen funds.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/16/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||


After HIV cases, Larkana in the spotlight again due to poliovirus detection
[DAWN] Larkana has been in the spotlight since last month for all the wrong reasons.

First, it was because of HIV-positive cases in newborns and adults in Ratodero taluka and now the focus remains on the Pakistain Peoples Party stronghold after polio
...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set...
virus infected a three-year-old girl in Dokri taluka.

The minor girl was well until April 17 when she had high-grade fever and weakness in the right arm and leg. Initially, her family took her to a faith healer, but later she was found infected with poliovirus. During investigations, health authorities found that the girl had travelled to 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...
’s Bin Qasim area in district Malir, considered to be a hotbed of poliovirus in Karachi.

The latest polio case in Larkana after Karachi must have set alarm bells ringing for the Sindh health authorities overseeing the poliovirus under a separate Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) for polio eradication and immunisation.

Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  See Beautiful Larkana - Come for the HIV, stay for the polio!
Posted by: SteveS || 05/16/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraqi government to buy Russian S-400 missile system
Joining Syria and Turkey in defying President Trump.
Baghdad (IraqiNews) The Iraqi Ambassador to Moscow, Haidar Mansour Hady, announced on Wednesday, that the Iraqi government decided to purchase the Russian S-400 missile system.

Hady said in a press statement that the Iraqi government has made a decision to purchase Russia’s S-400 missiles defense systems

Earlier this month, former Head of the Security and Parliamentary Defense Committee, Hakim Zamili, revealed that negotiations are taking place between the Iraqi and Russian governments, to equip Baghdad with the Russian S-400 missile system.

According to CNBC, at least 13 countries have expressed interest in buying a Russian missile system, despite the potential for triggering U.S. sanctions, according to people with first-hand knowledge of a U.S. intelligence assessment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

#1  You chose... poorly.
Posted by: Raj || 05/16/2019 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe F-16 spare parts get harder to acquire...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 05/16/2019 2:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually... not a bad choice. It integrates with their existing Soviet era stuff, powerful against Iran and capable of country wide coverage.

Also on the plus side: easy for the US to have several assets to give us the performance and capabilities of it.
Posted by: DarthVader || 05/16/2019 9:41 Comments || Top||


Sri Lanka
Hardline Buddhist groups likely to blame for anti-Muslim attacks: Sri Lanka authorities
[DAWN] Sri Lanka said on Wednesday that hardline Buddhist groups were likely to blame for a wave of anti-Muslim riots that swept the island this week in apparent retaliation for Easter bombings that were claimed by the militant Islamic State group.
So it's all the fault of hardline Buddhist groups, rather than hardline Moslem groups that actually slaughtered a couple hundred people, see?
The April 21 attacks targeted churches and hotels, killing more than 250 people and fuelling fears of a backlash against the nation's minority Muslims.

In the anti-Muslim unrest that started on Sunday, mobs moved through towns in Sri Lanka's northwest, ransacking mosques, burning copies of the Holy Quran and attacking shops with petrol bombs, residents said.

Authorities have arrested some 78 suspected rioters, including three described as Sinhala Buddhist extremists who had been investigated for similar actions in the town in Kandy district last year.

Posted by: Fred || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  While "hardline Budhidt" seems like an oxymoron, look up the role of the yamabushi in Japanese history.
Posted by: Mercutio || 05/16/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  ♪ Who's got the power ♫ ?


There are the guys that threw out the Rohingya nuisance from Burma and reduced them to rats in a diplomatic maze between countries.

Everybody needs buddhism like this.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 05/16/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
IRGC commander Maj. General Hossein Salami: This is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution
[Twitter]


Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp commander, Maj. General Hossein Salami, says: "Because the enemy has stepped into the field of confrontation with us with all possible capacity, this is the most decisive moment of the Islamic revolution."
Posted by: 3dc || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Could be, but not the way you think it will go down, general.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 05/16/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  We have been waiting for you cocksuckers to make a serious move since October 1983. Every member of the U.S. military in your immediate area has the highest possible motivation to exact revenge on you for that act. I am understating things when I say you will get your asses handed to you and then some. It will be ugly and I can't wait for it to happen.
Posted by: Raj || 05/16/2019 0:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Yeah... when it all blows up in your faces can be a pretty 'decisive' moment...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 05/16/2019 0:53 Comments || Top||


Terror Networks
IS on new emirates
[twitter]

Pakistan poster was like "WTF? We are an Islamic State!"

Posted by: 3dc || 05/16/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6503 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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  Iranian ballistic missile platforms in Basra city directed towards the Gulf, Exxon evacuating, German mil. trainers evacuating
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  Pompeo suddenly in Iraq
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  400-strong Christian mob attacks Muslim shops in Sri Lankan town hit by Easter bomb
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  19 killed in Gaza, four in Israel in Sunday’s escalation, say officials
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  Israel strikes Gaza targets in response to heavy rocket fire Saturday
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