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Africa Horn
Khartoum's Deadly Crackdown Part Of An Internal Struggle For Power
[MEMRI.ORG] The honeymoon is over in Khartoum. There was a short period of ambiguity and hope between April 11, 2019 when Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
was removed from power by his own generals and June 3, 2019 when security forces brutally killed over a hundred peaceful demonstrators and subsequently called for snap elections in seven months.

During that short seven-week period, there was a chance, and even some real indications, that a very Sudanese solution ‐ fragile, confused, but hopeful ‐ would have been found along the lines of previous transitions from military dictatorship to civilian rule. Hopes that 2019 would be something of a repeat of 1964 and 1985 have, at least for now, been dashed although it should not be forgotten that both previous transitions to democracy were brief and led back to dictatorship after a few years. Sudan is closer to the edge and it seems that a much more violent future could be in the cards if another misstep is made.
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Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

#1  Just what is it you want me to do?
Call me when you are serious or starving or whatever shit ALL your nasty leadership has left US All with.
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 2:45 Comments || Top||

#2  One morning, the Janjaweed held me down and literally twisted my leg off alive.
What do you think the payment for that pain should be?
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 2:47 Comments || Top||

#3  After the bones had separated, they hacked it off with a machete.
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 2:48 Comments || Top||

#4  Dragged the stump to the fire and held it in there
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 2:49 Comments || Top||

#5  Passed out with what was my legs and balls in the fire.
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 2:50 Comments || Top||

#6  Ummmmm...newc?
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 7:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Forget it Frank - he's rollin'...
Posted by: Raj || 06/08/2019 7:44 Comments || Top||

#8  Brig. Gen. Mohammed Hamdan Dagolo, commonly known as “Hemeti.” Hemeti is a former Border Guard commander and Janjaweed militia leader. He is the nephew of Juma Dongolo, the traditional chief of the Awlad Mansour section of the Mahariya clan of abbala (camel-herding) Riziegat Arabs.
The Riziegat are the nastiest tribe in Sudan, and that's saying something. The desertification of the Sudan caused abbala to attack the sedentary tribes in Darfur in their search for land.
Posted by: Chereting Pelosi1889 || 06/08/2019 8:15 Comments || Top||

#9  Well, NewC has clearly listed why Africa is off by Bucket List.
Posted by: Charles || 06/08/2019 11:41 Comments || Top||

#10  Thank you for that very useful background, Chereting Pelosi1889. I don’t know much about Sudan except that the bad guys are horrid, and even the good guys seem to have a nasty streak. Also, Osama bin Laden, et al were sheltered there before Afghanistan, and Iran sends munitions caravans through there to Hezbollah and Hamas for some reason — Israel has on occasion blown them up.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 13:12 Comments || Top||


Britain
Extremist Muslim gangs are recruiting prisoners to be their foot soldiers and 'beating them' if they refuse to convert to Islam
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 09:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Even the ignoble blackguard seems to have become a pansy. I say where are the hooligans ? Protect your turf you gormless chavs !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 13:54 Comments || Top||


Wife of London Bridge terrorist Khuram Butt 'will not grieve' for him after revealing he watched cartoons with his children and gave her a ring before going out to kill as many people as he could
It was a cheap ring, and the cartoons were pretty bad.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/08/2019 09:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  There was a huge uproar in the Indian parliament when the intelligence agencies suggested using the jihadis' families as leverage. The supreme court, the self assumed intelligentsia all beat their chests and cried that jihadis didn't care for their families, we would be hurting them for nothing, blah blah...
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 13:41 Comments || Top||

#2  There was a huge uproar in the Indian parliament when the intelligence agencies suggested using the jihadis' families as leverage.

They care for their brothers and male cousins, whom they incorporate into their plots, and their sons for their value as future plotters. And their daughters, sisters, aunts, and female cousins, who are useful when offered in marriage to bind the plotters more closely.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 13:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Of course they do, they're just hypocrite hedonistic bastards, with make-up-as-you-go religion supporting criminal enterprise. Ultimately, for the commanders, the mullahs - it's about power and money.

200 people were arrested all over India in the campaign against money laundering and terror funding through clerics and NGOs. Almost akk of them had children studying in London, Singapore, expensive engineering and medicine schools... things the common Indian slogs to provide his kids.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#4  cartoons? maybe cribbing plays from Wile E.?
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 06/08/2019 17:37 Comments || Top||


Europe
Greece: Athens' first mosque to open this year
[DW] Greece's largest city is the only European capital without an official mosque. Despite years of opposition from the conservatives and the Orthodox Church, that's set to change later this year.
I always thought that was the difference between Greece and Turkey.
Athens' first official mosque is set to open in the coming months after a decadeslong fight for its construction by the country's minority Moslem population.
Or as an ex-president of the US would say, "Invasions have consequences."
"We hope the first prayer will be in September," said Minister of Education and Religion Kostas Gavroglou on Friday.
So maybe there isn't really a difference between Greece and Turkey.
The minister toured the nearly completed site, which is designed to accommodate some 350 people, on the outskirts of the city center with members of the local Moslem community.
Be careful what you say about Erdogan in Athens.
"Athens finally has a house of prayer for Moslems," he said, according to radio broadcaster Athens 984.
... and more to come.
Parliament approved final plans to build the mosque in 2016 in partial response to the spread of illegal sites of worship throughout Athens and the surrounding area.

Athens is the only European capital without an official mosque. Fierce opposition from Greek conservatives and the Orthodox Church has frustrated efforts to build one, despite support for the project dating back to the 1890s.

'A GREAT GIFT FROM THE GREEK STATE'
A government-appointed executive board will oversee the mosque and select its imam. Sermons will only be permitted in Greek, the ministry said, but the prayers are expected to take place in Arabic.

"I would like to start by thanking Allah that we finally have a mosque where we can pray, we can gather, we can talk," said Zaki Mohammed, who will be the mosque's first imam.

Ashir Haidar, a representative of Greece's Shia Moslem community, said the mosque was "a great gift from the Greek state to the Moslem community of Athens."

Greece repurposed or destroyed its mosques after it declared independence from the Moslem-majority Ottoman Empire in 1821. Some were later constructed near the country's border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, where up to 150,000 Moslems live.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Mistake
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/08/2019 7:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Just as long as it's a Shia mosque.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  'A GREAT GIFT FROM THE GREEK STATE'

Or, the first nail in your own coffin.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/08/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#4  would have thought they'd had enough of Turks and their ilk.
Posted by: Mercutio || 06/08/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||


Belgian prosecutors drop case against cafe owner who welcomed dogs, but not Jews
[IsraelTimes] Ottoman Turkish business owner put up sign in 2014, weeks after a terrorist killed four at a Belgium Jewish museum.

Prosecutors in Belgium dropped criminal complaints against a Ottoman Turkish cafe owner who put up a sign banning Jews.

A cafe in the town of Saint-Nicolas had displayed a sign saying dogs are welcome at his business, "but Jews are not."

The La Dernière Heure newspaper on Friday reported that the Prosecutor’s Office in Liege dropped discrimination charges filed in 2014 against the owner, who was not named in the report.
“You know how it is: first you let in the Joos, and then following behind them come the jihadis, blowing things up. It’s nothing personal — I just don’t want to redecorate the joint again.”
Joel Rubinfeld, the president of the Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism told the paper that he was "disgusted and deeply disappointed" by the decision, which a spokesperson for the prosecutor’s office confirmed to the newspaper but declined to explain.

The sign prompted protests internationally and in Belgium, where an Islamist had killed four people at the Brussels Jewish museum just weeks earlier.

The Ottoman Turkish text of the sign read, "Dogs are allowed in this establishment but Jews are not under any circumstances." The French text replaced "Jews" with "Zionists."

The window display, put up while Israel was fighting Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, in Gazoo, also included a Paleostinian flag, an Israeli flag crossed out with a red "X" and a kaffiyeh, or Paleostinian shawl, draped around it.

Saint-Nicolas Mayor Jacques Heleven dispatched police to the cafe when word of the display got out. He said that such anti-Semitism was "unacceptable."

But Rubinfeld told La Dernière Heure that the case’s closing shows that "the fight against racism, including anti-Semitism, remains in the rhetorical realm."
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists


French trial for support team of Charlie Hebdo, Hyper Cacher terror attacks finally scheduled
[IsraelTimes] 14 people are accused of providing the three Jihadist button men, who were killed by Gay Paree police, logistical support and weapons; trial to begin next year.

Suspects linked to the deadly jihadist attacks that struck the Gay Paree region in January 2015, killing 17 people over a three-day period, will stand trial from April to July next year, a legal source said on Friday.

A special Gay Paree criminal court will hear the case against 14 people accused of helping the attackers, providing them with logistical support and the weapons to carry out the attacks.

The victims included 12 people killed at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe...
by Cherif Kouachi and his brother Said
...Algerian-French known wolves who’d been members of the Buttes-Chaumont network that sent jihadis to Al Qaeda in Iraq following the 2003 invasion...
on January 7, 2015. They targeted the paper for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Over the following two days the third gunman, Amedy Coulibaly,
..the Mali-Frenchman whose wife Hayat Boumeddiene decamped for ISIS in Syria just before that particular excitement. She reportedly died of an airstrike during the Battle of Baghuz Fawqani...
killed a policewoman in the Montrouge suburb south of Gay Paree where authorities think he may have initially been targeting a nearby Jewish school.

He then killed four people at Hyper Cacher, a kosher supermarket during a hostage standoff with police.

All three button men were killed by police.
Of passing interest: their mentor, French-Algerian radical preacher Djamel Beghal, one of Al Qaeda’s key men in the web connecting jihadis in England and France to the home office and to the Algerian Salafist Group for Prayer and Combat (GSPC), was stripped of French citizenship and expelled to Algeria last year.
The three attackers had claimed allegiance to jihadist groups.
...that is, Al Qaeda and ISIS, but the attack was credited to Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, which apparently funded the operation.
The source told AFP the trial would run from April 20 to July 3, 2020.
Pencilled in on my calendar.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula


The Grand Turk
Erdogan speaks to Saudi king after no-show at OIC summit
[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...
spoke on Thursday by phone with Saudi 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....
after missing a key summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in the Saudi holy city of Makkah, his office said.

The two exchanged greetings for the Eidul Fitr festival, Erdogan's office said, adding that they also discussed "bilateral and regional issues," without elaborating further.

The phone call comes after Erdogan was notably absent from the Makkah summit of the OIC where the country was represented instead by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the most dubious NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
ally....

's ties with 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...
have come under strain after the brutal murder last October of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which tarnished the international reputation of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia as of 2016....
Saudi prosecutors have absolved the prince and said around two dozen people implicated in the murder are in jug, with death penalties sought against five men.

But attention has remained focused on whether the crown prince ordered the murder, despite the kingdom's denials.

Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  You parsed this so beautifully, Fred !
Posted by: newc || 06/08/2019 2:02 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian MP Accused of 2008 Mosque Bombing Appears in Court
[AnNahar] A firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
Hindu nationalist nun accused of participating in the deadly bombing of a mosque appeared in court Friday, two weeks after she won a parliamentary seat in India's election.

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur is being tried on terrorism and criminal conspiracy charges over the 2008 attack in western India that killed six people and injured more than 100 others.

The MP for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appeared before a special terror offences court in Mumbai, her first appearance since charges were laid last October.

Thakur, 49, had been instructed by the judge to attend at least one hearing per week. The court granted her an exemption on Thursday due to ill health.

Police say her cycle of violence was used to carry the explosives used in the attack in Malegaon, and that she took part in a key planning meeting before it was staged.

Thakur spent nine years in detention as India's notoriously slow legal system dragged before she was bailed in 2017.

She won an emphatic victory in India's mammoth general election, taking 62 percent of the vote for a seat in the central industrial city of Bhopal.

Indian election rules allow anyone to stand for office as long as they have not been convicted of a crime.

Thakur only joined the BJP in April and the party stunned many when it named her as a parliamentary candidate the next month.

She courted controversy throughout the campaign, telling journalists that the radical Hindu assassin of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi was a "patriot" -- earning her a rebuke from Modi.

Thakur also raised eyebrows for claiming that drinking cow urine had helped cure her cancer and extolling the benefits of drinking a concoction of milk, butter and cow dung.

The opposition Congress party, which was trounced in the election, have denounced her as symbolic of the rise of extreme Hindu nationalism in India under Modi.

The BJP has regularly jumped to her defense. Party president Amit Shah, now India's home affairs minister, has called the terrorism charges against her "fake".
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 01:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She's a female sadhu apparently. And illiterate sadhus are deified in this stupid society. Even more so these days when they've killed a few muslims. But giving her a seat was tactically wise of them. She won by 300K votes after all.

From buddhists to sadhus to... rain, everybody turns homicidal against mooslims.

The whole truth is, the lady in question is hindu muscle, posing as religious leader. Until these people run totally afoul of the constitution, the govts keep giving them a pass. Just as long as they're well disguised as hindu.

It isn't right, but that's just the way it is. A strong response to rising leftist and islamist influence was needed. With no alternative in sight, Indian society looked to it's own indigenous horde of trident carrying, mantra chanting sociopaths. They're here to stay. At least they don't rape and kill and rob by default as a religious imperative.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 9:50 Comments || Top||

#2  From Wikipedia:

A sadhu (IAST: sādhu (male), sādhvī or sādhvīne (female)), also spelled saddhu, is a religious ascetic, mendicant (monk) or any holy person in Hinduism and Jainism who has renounced the worldly life.[1][2][3] They are sometimes alternatively referred to as jogi, sannyasi or vairagi.[1]

It literally means one who practises a ″sadhana″ or keenly follows a path of spiritual discipline.[4] Although the vast majority of sādhus are yogīs, not all yogīs are sādhus. The sādhu is solely dedicated to achieving mokṣa (liberation), the fourth and final aśrama (stage of life), through meditation and contemplation of Brahman. Sādhus often wear simple clothing, such saffron-coloured clothing in Hinduism, white or nothing in Jainism, symbolising their sannyāsa (renunciation of worldly possessions). A female mendicant in Hinduism and Jainism is often called a sadhvi, or in some texts as aryika.


Maybe it’s Western thing, but I don’t understand how someone who has given up worldly things can actively be involved in the very worldly hurly burly that is democratic politics.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 14:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Ha! Nope, she's not that. You have to understand that a real sadhu won't be in the limelight for anything. The current format of organized buffoonery that passes for hinduism is very contrived. Control and enforcement was never meant to be superposed on hindu philosophy. It was never meant to be a religion.

One prevalent trend across the world is denominationalism. Just as you will find few 'saints' in organized churches, so will you find few real sadhus among these saffron-clad mini-deities.

Her real job is politics. As I said, she's muscle against muslim leaders. To rouse the hindu rabble and intimidate other communities. Unfortunately, they also attack christians sometimes.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 14:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Hindus of today are not something grandly philosophical or gifted with intuition and an inherent oneness with the cosmos, like popular culture depicts. Lazy, navel-gazing nonsense. They are selfish, narrow-minded, irrational and self destructive.

Against the leftists and muslims, however they are a necessary evil. Politics is often double entry book-keeping between two evils.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 15:05 Comments || Top||

#5  bummer, that
Posted by: Frank G || 06/08/2019 15:41 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
Israel Prevents Hamas-Affiliated Group From Receiving UN Status
[Jpost] Israel's Mission to the UN led a diplomatic effort to prevent a Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,‐aligned group called "The Paleostinian Association for Human Rights - Witness" from receiving a prestigious status at the UN.

The United Nations
...the Oyster Bay money pit...
Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) on Thursday granted a special UN status to several global NGOs, a step that would enable these organizations to advise the UN in various fields and take part in its activities.

Some 236 NGOs were granted this status on Thursday. Among those who applied for the special status, there was a Paleostinian organization registered in Leb under the name "Witness," which allegedly promotes the rights of Paleostinian refugees in Leb.

Its stated goals, as they appear in the organization's website, are: "Improving the living conditions of the Paleostinian refugees," "defining the rights of the Paleostinian refugees and protecting it," "promoting the culture of the children's rights among the Paleostinian community of refugees in Leb," and "giving the Paleostinian youth and children the needed attention and meeting their demands."

But according to Israel, this organization was, in fact, a Hamas-aligned group. Last March, Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Benjamin Netanyahu signed an order declaring "Witness" a terrorist organization in Israel.

Israel's Mission to the UN said in a statement on Thursday that "in recent months, Israel's security establishment has revealed that Witness belongs to the Hamas movement and acts on its behalf against Israel as part of a network of institutions and organizations the terrorist organization operates outside the Gazoo Strip."

According to the Israeli Mission, "Witness's chairman, Mahmoud al-Hanafi, frequently met with the leadership of Hamas and Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Moslem Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
in Leb to promote legal proceedings for Paleostinian prisoners tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in Israel. Although Witness engages in humanitarian aid and human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
in Leb, it actively promotes political terrorism against Israel, thus misleading the international community."

Following the diplomatic effort, led by Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, 28 out of 48 countries in the UN's Economic and Social Council objected to granting the organization the special status.

Among the countries that voted in favor: Brazil, Canada, Colombia, La Belle France, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and the United States. The countries that voted against include Egypt, Iran, Morocco, Pakistain, Russia, 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...
, Venezuela, and Yemen.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Iraq
Shingal welcomes 13 Yezidis back from al-Hol camp in Syria
The slow emptying of the SDF’s prison camps continues apace.
[Rudaw] A group of 13 Yezidis arrived in Shingal on Thursday after nearly five years of being held captive 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....
(ISIS) and then fleeing to the safety of al-Hol camp.

"They separated us from our mothers and took us to different places. Later, they took us to Raqqa and forced us to go to Aleppo to fight. Wherever we were, they trained us and taught us to learn about guns and Koran," Hazim Hussein, a 16-year-old told Rudaw.

He was among the 12 other Yezidis from five villages in Shinal who were reunited with family members.

Hussein was held by the turbans across Syria before ending up in their last holdout of al-Baghouz. He was then transported to al-Hol refugee camp when the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) liberated the area.

"The [Islamic] state got smaller and smaller until it was pushed to Baghouz. We left there and went with the Syrian Democratic Forces," he said.

Some like Yusra Mustafa have forgotten their native mother-tongue language of Kurdish and only could speak Arabic.

"I haven’t seen my family yet. But thank God those who are here did their best for me. I don’t know where my family is," said Yusra Mustafa.

Several member of her family are unaccounted for or no longer in Shingal.

"My brother is missing; I know nothing about my father who was kidnapped in Shingal. I also know nothing of my mother. I think one of my brothers is in Shingal. He’ll come to take me today or tomorrow. One of my sisters is in Germany," she added.

The Yezidi Party for Freedom and Democracy (PADE) has created 2 teams in northeast Syria, known by Kurds as Rojava. They search for missing Yezidis.

Their office told Rudaw nearly 300 Yezidis are still in al-Hol.

"The teams face some difficulties in convincing them to return because they don’t believe that the Yezidi community still exists," PADE leader Omer Salih said.

"They have been told [by ISIS] that Yezidis have all died and they are kafirs (infidels). They don’t want to return. It may take 15-20 days to convince them that their parents are alive and to return," he added.

Of the 6,417 Yezidis kidnapped by ISIS, some 3,369 have been rescued, but the fate of the remaining 2,992 is unclear, according to Yezidi Affairs Office in the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Ministry of Religious Affairs and Endowment.

Thousands more are thought to lie undiscovered, as UN, Iraqi, and local teams work to exhume mass graves in Shingal.

Shingal remains a disputed territory claimed by the Iraqi federal government and Kurdistan Regional Government. The area is northwest of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city in Nineveh and Duhok provinces and is alongside the border with Syria.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Army chief says Gaza deal for calm is working, violence along border is down
[IsraelTimes] But Aviv Kohavi also signals to leaders of communities near border of Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede,-run enclave that IDF will not allow arson balloons to be launched into Israel forever.

Kohavi said there had been a decrease in the number of incendiary devices flown into Israel and violence along the border fence had calmed significantly from earlier this year, when festivities between protesting Paleostinians and Israeli troops had been a near-daily occurrence.

"The decrease... is not coincidental," he said, according to Hebrew-language media. "Right now, we prefer to give the arrangement a chance."

Despite several fires in the area being blamed on incendiary devices attached to balloons launched into Israel from Gazoo, the region has not seen any major bouts of fighting since a since a deadly two-day flare-up in early May that saw almost 700 rockets fired into Israel and hundreds of retaliatory Arclight airstrikes.

On Thursday, Israel reduced the fishing zone off the Gazoo from 15 nautical miles back to 10 miles, a day after bringing it back up to 15 miles.

The move was apparently in response to four incendiary balloons from the coastal enclave that caused small fires in southern Israel on Tuesday.

No arson balloons landed in Israel on Wednesday or Thursday, Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Eli Cohen said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Fat Boy Jordanian MP Khalil Attieh: I Will Take Up Arms Against Israel, Slap Israeli Soldiers With My Shoe
[MEMRI.ORG] Sure you will, Porky. That's why they're not allowed to eat swine, you know. They're afraid they'll get a politician by accident. Yuck. I might quit too.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, I've decided (long since) that whatever Baghdad Bob had was contagious and spread across the Arab world.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/08/2019 7:01 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Leave it to one of these guys to bring a shoe to a gunfight.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/08/2019 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Big empty words, unlike his stomach.
Posted by: Woodrow || 06/08/2019 10:03 Comments || Top||


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We Will Lay Siege to Rome, Turn White House Black, Impose Jizya Tax on London, and Pray on the Slopes of the Rockies and Andes
[MEMRI.ORG] Paleostinian Sheikh Abu Hanifa Awda said in an address at the al-Aqsa Mosque that was uploaded to the Internet on June 2, 2019 that Jerusalem is the "heartland" where the banners of the Caliphate will flutter, where military convoys and brigades will assemble, and where policies will be designed in order to herald the "dawn of justice" and the birth of the Islamic Caliphate. Sheikh Awda said that the "army of Islam" will set forth from Jerusalem to conquer to world and that it will have a brigade dedicated to each of these tasks: the liberation of Paleostine, the "ravaging of the homes," the destruction of the enemies' property, the taking of Dire Revenge against Bashir al-Assad and Russia, the liberation of all the plundered Moslem countries, the laying of siege to Rome, the turning black of the White House, the imposition of the jizya poll tax on London, and the praying at the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and the Andes in order to fend off fear and danger.
Posted by: Fred || 06/08/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  You think he'd be saying that if we had reduced Afghanistan to glass shortly after 9/11?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2019 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  The white house was re-painted white, and jizya in London might already be underway. As for shitting in the Rockies, the bears won't let ya. They're not liberal that way.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#3  What's that got to do with Afghanistan ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/08/2019 10:22 Comments || Top||

#4  That's quite an agenda there, Abu...so start with Russia and see how that goes for you.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 06/08/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#5  pour encourager les autres Dron
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/08/2019 13:23 Comments || Top||

#6  Can't somebody send Herb to straighten these poor idiots out about military adventurism?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/08/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#7  You have high hopes, BUT I believe your eyes are larger than your MIND. Certainly the MALE BOVINE SCATOLOGY you babble IS.
Posted by: rature || 06/08/2019 13:52 Comments || Top||

#8  Be glad, very glad that somebody like me isn't targeting a meteor on that stupid mosque while you are speaking.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/08/2019 16:45 Comments || Top||

#9  Keep it up guys, we can turn Mecca into a pig farm. And feed you to them.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/08/2019 17:19 Comments || Top||

#10  Whatever happened to Baghdad Bob? Did he end up in Palestine?
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/08/2019 21:11 Comments || Top||


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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Iranian Petrochemical Industry
[Jpost] The United States on Friday imposed new sanctions on Iran targeting the country's petrochemical industry, including its largest petrochemical holding group, over its financial support for the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Treasury Department said.

Washington is pressuring Iran over its nuclear and ballistic missile program and for waging proxy wars in other Middle Eastern countries. The new measures follow a round of sanctions imposed last month that targeted the Islamic Theocratic Republic's export revenues from industrial metals.

Tensions between the two countries worsened last month when the Trump administration ordered the deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers and Patriot missiles to the Middle East, citing intelligence about possible Iranian preparations to attack US forces or interests.

Friday's sanctions target Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (PGPIC) for providing financial support for the economic arm of the IRGC, Iran's elite military unit in charge of Iran’s ballistic missile and nuclear programs.

The US Treasury also designated the holding group's network of 39 subsidiary petrochemical companies and foreign-based sales agents. PGPIC and its subsidiaries hold 40% of Iran’s petrochemical production capacity and are responsible for 50% of Iran’s petrochemical exports, it said.

"By targeting this network we intend to deny funding to key elements of Iran's petrochemical sector that provide support to the IRGC," US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a statement.

The Treasury statement said Iran's oil ministry last year awarded the IRGC’s Khatam al-Anbiya, the IRGC's economic and engineering arm, 10 projects in oil and petrochemical industries worth $22 billion, four times the official budget of the IRGC.

US law already punished US persons who deal with the IRGC with up to 20 years in prison because of the group’s designation under the Specially Designated Global Terrorist list, a different sanctions program.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/08/2019 00:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran



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