Hi there, !
Today Sat 07/13/2019 Fri 07/12/2019 Thu 07/11/2019 Wed 07/10/2019 Tue 07/09/2019 Mon 07/08/2019 Sun 07/07/2019 Archives
Rantburg
452469 articles and 1600838 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 55 articles and 188 comments as of 3:51.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    Non-WoT    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 2: WoT Background
11 16:57 Skidmark [320] 
2 14:39 DarthVader [200] 
2 07:33 Jaiper Cholutch6926 [209] 
1 14:16 Dron66046 [154] 
3 11:05 SteveS [149] 
0 [148] 
0 [103] 
0 [142] 
0 [127] 
0 [153] 
0 [176] 
3 09:24 ebbins etc [152] 
3 15:30 Dron66046 [168] 
1 03:44 Dron66046 [140] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
0 [205]
0 [206]
0 [122]
6 23:59 746 [259]
4 09:17 Snaviper McCoy6553 [190]
0 [118]
0 [144]
0 [110]
0 [101]
0 [184]
0 [124]
0 [147]
0 [143]
0 [124]
Page 3: Non-WoT
7 17:45 jpal [297]
0 [193]
8 12:32 Dron66046 [341]
6 11:12 JohnQC [324]
2 17:00 Skidmark [225]
10 10:58 Skidmark [343]
1 02:09 Bill Lumplump4187 [234]
5 17:58 jpal [277]
4 15:13 Dron66046 [181]
2 10:51 g(r)omgoru [218]
6 17:03 Skidmark [297]
4 16:56 AlanC [369]
9 18:34 charger [313]
0 [168]
Page 4: Opinion
7 21:12 Rob Crawford [349]
1 06:29 Angusoger Black3374 [134]
Page 6: Politix
6 11:32 Lex [341]
14 20:54 chris [384]
4 21:53 gorb [285]
14 16:47 Whiskey Mike [435]
7 13:36 Caesar Noodleman8253 [241]
9 15:20 Deacon Blues [273]
7 19:22 Frank G [286]
6 15:26 Enver Big Foot2115 [335]
3 16:48 Whiskey Mike [176]
5 21:09 jpal [265]
4 13:04 Dron66046 [325]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
6 illegal immigrants in Honduran burglary ring arrested in Fort Bend County
[CLICK2HOUSTON] Fort Bend County Sheriff Nehls and law enforcement detectives announced the arrest of a group connected with a Honduran burglary ring Monday afternoon.

The Sheriff's Office launched an investigation after reports of a group targeting Indian, Asian and Middle Eastern communities. Officials said the group is tied to more 100 burglaries in the Houston area.

Officials said the suspects would scout apartment complexes, watch and wait until the victims would leave their homes. Officials said the burglaries would happen between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. where the suspects would knock on doors, then pry it with a screwdriver and ransack the home in just minutes. Detectives said the suspects only searched for gold, cash and jewelry.

"We lost everything, we lost everything and they made havoc of our house," said victim Nusrat Retiwala.

"You feel violated, I came home to a place that was completely vandalized every single item of my possession was sifted through thrown on the floor, you feel totally violated," said victim Nashida Subhi.

After the investigation, detectives were able to identify at least six suspects and vehicles connected to the string of burglaries and arrested then on burglary charges or burglary-related charges. Detectives said a majority of the suspects are from Honduras and have been deported several times in the past. Detectives said all six suspects have ICE holds and came back into the country illegally to commit crimes.

Here are the following suspects: Marvin Manuel Menjivar-Mejia, 32; Denis Ariel Hernandez-Cruz, 28; Marlon Rivera-Hernandez, 41; Selvin Rivera-Hernandez, 33; Elvin Ayala Lopez, 19; and Yoandris Miro, 25.

"I can say with certainty going through some of the records of these individuals who committed felonies in the past have been deported and have returned so we have people entering illegally and then committing felonies," said detective Scott Heinemeyer.

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can say with certainty going through some of the records

At last... a detective who's certain of something.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 3:44 Comments || Top||


-Land of the Free
US Dept of Homeland Security Requests 1,000 Soldiers to Manage Migrant Crisis
[AnNahar] The US Department of Homeland Security requested 1,000 additional soldiers to help manage the migrant crisis in Texas, the Pentagon said Monday, amid growing outcry over conditions in migrant detention facilities.

In a statement, the Pentagon said they had been asked to authorize the Texas National Guard to lend support to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials, who say they are overwhelmed by the numbers of refugees crossing the southern US border.

Thousands of active duty and National Guard troops have already been deployed for months along the US-Mexico border to support immigration officials.

"DHS requests authorization for 1,000 Texas National Guard members... to provide supplemental holding and Port of Entry (POE) enforcement support to CBP within the State of Texas," the statement said.

The Guard members will help manage CBP-run holding facilities for single, adult migrants colonists in the towns of Donna, on the eastern end of the border with Mexico, and Tornillo, which is in the middle of the border.

They will also provide support at ports of entry and commercial airports in El Paso and Laredo, in order to improve border security and traffic flow.

While the Pentagon did not specify when they received the request or if they had made a decision, the statement did note that "Texas Governor (Greg) Abbott has consented to the use of the National Guard to support CBP."

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been criticized after a report from its inspector general, a watchdog, last week warned about "dangerous overcrowding" in migrant detention facilities in Texas.

The report included images taken at several Texas sites, showing dozens of migrants colonists including young children packed shoulder to shoulder into cage-like holding areas or cells.

Most single adults had not had a shower in a month and were being given wet wipes. Some detainees were suffering from constipation after a diet consisting only of bologna sandwiches.

The report came a day after a group of Democratic politicians toured the detention centers and denounced the conditions as "horrifying."

Representative Alexandria Boom Boom Ocasio-Cortez
Dem represntative from da Bronx in Noo Yawk and leader of the Mean Girl Caucus in Congress. One of the Great Minds of the 21st Century, she is known as much for her innaleck as for her dance moves. She is all in favor of socialism, even though she's fuzzy on the details...
, who toured two such centers, told news hounds the migrants colonists were being subjected to "abuse."

"They put them in a room with no running water and these women were being told by CBP officers to drink out of the toilet," she said upon returning to New York.

CBP deputy commissioner Robert Perez, appearing on CNN, said the detention centers were "never designed to deal with the volume of migrants colonists coming our way" and the Border Patrol is doing its best to deal with "absolutely oversaturated conditions."

According to Border Patrol figures, 223,263 people were detained in the Rio Grande Valley sector between October 2018 and May 2019, up 124 percent from the same period a year earlier.

In April the US Defense Department said it would deploy about 320 additional troops to the southern border, adding to around 2,900 active duty military and 2,000 National Guard members currently posted to the boundary region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under:

#1  31Bs?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 7:07 Comments || Top||

#2  what's the MOS for snipers?
Posted by: Ebbinens Anguper4359 || 07/10/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  not for the migrants... for the Democrats going south to whip up the frenzy
Posted by: ebbins etc || 07/10/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||


Africa North
At least 100 migrants walk free from shelled detention center in Tripoli
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libyan officials allowed at least 100 migrants colonists to walk free on Tuesday from a detention center in the capital Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
that was hit by a deadly attack last week.

The Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
, on July 3, killed 53 people and injured 130 others, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its latest corpse count on Twitter.

Officials at the center, run by the UN-recognized Government of National Accord in an eastern suburb of Tripoli, said they took the decision after the migrants colonists protested over not being included in an evacuation list by the United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
’ refugee agency (UNHCR).

Only 55 of the migrants colonists were on the UNHCR list, said a local official at the detention center who requested not to be named.

"We opened the gates and let them go," he told Rooters.

A resident of the Tajoura suburb in eastern Tripoli said migrants colonists were seen marching from the detention center.

It was not immediately clear where they intended to go.

Following their departure, about 110 other migrants colonists remain at the center, lying in the open air and using mattresses for shelter from the sun, the official said.

"They don’t want to go back inside the hangar as they’re afraid of any further airstrikes," the official added.

The Libyan National Army and the UN-recognized government have blamed each other for the July 3 airstrike.

Libya is one of the main departure points for African migrants colonists fleeing poverty and war to try to reach Italia by boat, but many are picked up and brought back by the Libyan coasties, supported by the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union.

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Qatari propaganda campaign intensifies with paid articles in Politico newsletter
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The 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...
i government is running sponsored messages on a widely read American political newsletter in the latest step of its propaganda campaign in the context of the Qatari Emir’s visit to the US. Politico’s Playbook newsletter ran several sponsored messages and ads from the Qatari government promoting Qatar’s relationship with the US.

Politico, a Virginia-based political news organization, ran messages sponsored by Qatar which emphasized the strength of US-Qatari relations, despite key US allies boycotting Qatar because of its sponsorship of terrorism. One sponsored advert, titled "A Message from the Government of Qatar," included the statement: "Qatar and the United States enjoy a strong counter-terrorism relationship, one that includes military and intelligence cooperation integral to achieving peace and stability to the region."

Politico also published a sponsored article written by a "POLITICO Focus contributor, sponsored by the government of Qatar," titled "Al Udeid: Home to 11,000 US troops and critical to winning the War on Terror."

The article emphasized Qatar’s importance to the US and suggested an itinerary for the Qatari’s visit: "issues that include security, counterterrorism and the ongoing international pressure on Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
to discontinue its nuclear programs."

THROWING ITS MONEY
Politico has been criticized for promoting Qatari propaganda through sponsored-generated content. Politico identifies sponsor-generated content as "content produced or curated by an advertiser that lives on POLITICO and is promoted alongside POLITICO’s own editorial content. The content will be identified as ’sponsor-generated content’ anywhere it may appear on the website. POLITICO’s editorial department has no involvement in the creation of this content."

Erick Erickson, a CNN and Fox News contributor, criticized Politico for publishing the sponsored content from the Qatari government, saying that Doha is "willing to turn a blind eye to terror networks operating from within the country."

"While no disrespect is intended towards Politico’s Playbook, it is worth noting that Qatar is sponsoring it with a propaganda effort that denies its ties to terrorism," Erickson wrote in his blog, The Resurgent.

"There has been a growing suspicion within national security corridors that Qatar is throwing its money around American news outlets to either suppress stories about Qatar or amplify stories about Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and other American allies that have turned on Qatar," Erickson added.

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [103 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Qatar (MB)


US wants military coalition to safeguard waters off Iran, Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United States has hammered out a plan under which an international military coalition would safeguard strategic waters off both Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
, where Washington blames Iran and Iran-backed fighters for attacks, a top US general said on Tuesday.

"We’re engaging now with a number of countries to see if we can put together a coalition that would ensure freedom of navigation both in the Straits of Hormuz and the Bab al-Mandab," said Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

"And so I think probably over the next couple of weeks we’ll identify which nations have the political will to support that initiative and then we’ll work directly with the militaries to identify the specific capabilities that’ll support that," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [153 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Europe
Colonist Member Of Mainstream Dutch Party Says Jews Came To Israel ‘To Be Nazis’
[Jpost] A member of the mainstream Dutch Green Left party, which has publicly endorsed attempts to boycott Israel, said Holocaust-traumatized Jews came to Israel "to be Nazis."
Hans? Ingrid?
Alireza Taimurizadeh, an activist in the Arnhem area for Green Left, in recent remarks on Facebook called Israel "a country which makes a Jew feel shame. Israel, the bribe for 6 million lives, far away, where they can live out their trauma, react to it WHERE THEY CAN BE THE SS." He included a link to an article on Haaretz about the alleged mistreatment of Paleostinian prisoners.

The party distanced itself from Taimurizadeh, with a front man telling the RTV Arnhem broadcaster on Monday that the post was "inappropriate and unacceptable."

Ronny Naftaniel, vice chairman of the Dutch Central Jewish Board, called on Taimurizadeh, who has not been the subject of any disciplinary action by Green Left, to apologize, saying this is "the least that should be done."

The motion on Israel adopted by Green Left, the party of the current mayor of Amsterdam, called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel "a legitimate means to help Paleostinians in their fight for justice."

It was the first endorsement of BDS by a mainstream political party in the Netherlands, where critics of the campaign often compare it to the boycott of Jewish businesses during the Holocaust.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [200 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Jeez, always with the hysteria...

The usual suspects, da capo,
Ad nauseam. Nuance? Non troppo:
It's never the green police
Who keep such a mean peace,
But always SS or Gestapo.
Posted by: Unoluling Platypus2802 || 07/10/2019 12:33 Comments || Top||

#2 
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/10/2019 14:39 Comments || Top||


Europe's once biggest migrant centre to close in Italy
[AlAhram] What was once Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
's biggest migrant reception centre, in Mineo in Sicily, is to officially close on Tuesday in the presence of its biggest critic, far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
"far-right"
"Promise kept," Salvini, in government also as deputy prime minister for the past year, said last week when the centre's final inhabitants were removed, to be sent to another centre in Calabria.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [168 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Good to see that ending Italian gimmigrants has happened.

The Italian economy can begin to recover now.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/10/2019 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Locking the barn ...
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/10/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#3  On landing, arrivals were taken into a network of over thousands of mostly privately-run reception centers like Mineo's, some giving sanctuary to hundreds of colonistsmigrants. Many migrants managed to trade services as mules and servants for locals and went 'missing'. These shelters were known to be contracted out to mafialocally owned businesses. It was a hugely profitable business, the registers running in € billions. Thanks to the conservative interior minister they are now being shut down. Example of a State that listens to its own citizens.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 15:30 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Why are Pakistani Shiites 'disappearing'?
[DW] Scores of Shiite Moslems have reportedly gone missing in Pakistain in the past few years. Activists claim that they have been picked up by the country's intelligence agencies after they returned from Syria and Iraq.

Authorities say that many of the "missing persons" had gone to conflict-ridden countries like Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria and never returned to Pakistain. Those who did come back were allegedly taken into custody by security agencies, although their families say they are unaware about their whereabouts.

Since the start of the Syria conflict in 2010, many people from across the world have traveled to the Middle East to fight for either the "Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really 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 western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
" (IS) terror outfit or Iran-allied Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
.

But Shiite organizations and activists in Pakistain say that the Syria connection is just an excuse for Pak authorities to target Shiites, who make up around 10% of the Moslem-majority country's 180 million population.

"Most of the 'missing Shiites' have no bully boy background. I'm not ruling out the possibility that some may have gone to Syria to fight for the regime, but some 150-160 missing persons simply went on a pilgrimage to Iran, Iraq and Syria," Shiite activist Rashid Rizvi told DW. "Even if they committed a crime, they should be produced before a court of law," he added.

Pakistain, a Sunni Moslem-majority country, is closely allied to 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...
. Riyadh and Tehran are locked in a number of conflicts across the Middle East. Pak Shiites' opposition to Riyadh is directly in conflict with the state policy, although Islamabad says it likes to keep cordial ties with both Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Probably lying in mass graves in the Sunni dominant regions or slaving away in dark holes for the Chinese.

Only the Ahmadi and Sufi, apart from some Nizari Shiites deserved to live anyway. And the Sunnis started with them. Not many real human beings left there. Not worth even strategic sympathy, unless we were trying to install a Shia regime. Which would also be useless.

The Shias, although regarded as moderate and reasonable people in this part of the world, are only afforded this stature because they did not do away with art and culture like the mad wahabi mullahs The goat beards and itchy pubes variety , but merged certain parts of their art, literature and music with the Indian contemporary forms. Now they present a relatively moderate visage to communities.

However, the Dawoodi and other Bohra sects of Shia islam also harbor some of the most despicable practices in the world, like FGM, stoning for the minutest 'infraction', group rape as punishment, marriage of minors to older men. Not to mention the allowance of certain superstitions in the Shia creeds; which leads to barbarous 'exorcisms', quackery and malpractice even among trained, educated Shia doctors who hide their cultural baggage from colleagues but practice unethical doctrines as part of medicine.

This practice of self-flagellation is a Shia thing.


The scalp is to be cut into as initiation.




Future WMDs in construction

If moslems are killing each other, we must help them along. There's no better way to save the planet. I would rather that we could save the women and children, but there's a reason for why God used to command things like "Slay young and old...man and woman..."
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 2:38 Comments || Top||

#2  However, the Dawoodi and other Bohra sects of Shia islam also harbor some of the most despicable practices in the world, marriage of minors to older men.

Dawoodi and other Bohra sects? One needs to remember Moohamhead (54, 56?) himself was a notorious pedphile-child rapist. (6 year old in the Hadiths). Citing the Pig Profit as the "perfect example", all islamic fundamentalist sects practice child rape.

As to Shiites going missing. I'm still waiting for Synchronized chain flogging to become the first islamic Olympic sport.

The Floggings could be judged in several categories:
-Depth of wounds on their backs and on the backs of their beaten wives, as called for in the Koran.
-Volume of the self beaters hateful rants and threats about all Democratic countries.
-Bonus points are given ahead of time for the number of the contestants sisters who are married off before the age traditional Arab pedophile prefered age of 9. (Just like Muhamhead)
The Gold Medal winners will be allowed to bleed to death or blow himself up.

Losers in the contest would also rewarded with 72 virgin sheep.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/10/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#3  It could even have a women's only sport.

'Escaping The Arab slaverHusband.' Points for number of hours spent free before re-capture at the airport. Whoever gets to an embassy wins.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 6:53 Comments || Top||

#4  um.. they're down the well with the 12th imam?
Posted by: Joter Forkbeard6210 || 07/10/2019 7:26 Comments || Top||

#5  an interesting sect of Islam is the Alevis

they are devotees of the 12th iman but are not really Shiite

they worship in halls not mosques and they are quite numerous in Turkey (somewhere greater than 10% of the population, possibly as much as a third)

they don't seem to have involved in any or the bombings, kidnappings, etc. of the past few decades
Posted by: lord garth || 07/10/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#6  The Alawites, aren't they the same things ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 10:07 Comments || Top||

#7  They're distinct sects, Dron66046.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/10/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh ! Confounding bastiches aren't they all ?

the specifics of the Alawite faith are hidden not just from outsiders but even from the majority of the Alawites themselves Now that's mystical indeed ! Probably a make-up-as-you-go cult.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 13:27 Comments || Top||

#9  Religious Calvinball
Posted by: Frank G || 07/10/2019 13:55 Comments || Top||

#10  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iS-0Az7dgRY
Monty Python 'Splitters'
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/10/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#11  Fashion?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 16:57 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq PM: Any disruption to oil exports through Hormuz will be ‘major obstacle’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday any disruption to oil exports through the Strait of Hormuz will be a "major obstacle" for his country’s economy which has too few oil export outlets.

His government was studying contingency plans to deal with possible disruption, including looking at alternative routes for oil exports, Abdul Mahdi said.

"Iraq has too few export outlets," Abdul Mahdi told news hounds at his weekly presser on Tuesday. "Right now, most of the Iraqi oil exports are being done through southern terminals."

"We need to diversify our export outlets," he said.

The prime minister’s comments came in response to a question on whether tensions between Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and the United States could affect Iraq’s oil exports via the Strait.

A vital shipping route linking Middle East oil producers to markets in Asia, Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
, North America and beyond, the Strait of Hormuz has been at the heart of regional tensions for decades.

Recent months have seen a bout of instability in the region, with six tankers attacked since May amid escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington.

Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF says recently discovered Gaza attack tunnel is ‘old,’ releases footage
[IsraelTimes] Photos show rough-hewn passage, which was unearthed during construction of underground barrier aimed at countering Paleostinian tunneling.

The Israel Defense Forces on Tuesday released photographs of an "old" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip that it uncovered the day before, as well as video footage of forces surveying the underground passage.

The photos showed rough-hewn sections of the tunnel, which is the 18th cross-border passage discovered since the end of the 2014 war. In the short video clip, soldiers are seen apparently measuring the depth of the tunnel.

The military on Tuesday said the tunnel was "old," without elaborating.

According to Channel 13 television, the Israeli authorities were investigating whether the tunnel was used in the 2006 Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbung millipede, kidnapping of IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

"Forces investigated the route during the past 24 hours and will continue with the mission," the army said in a statement.

The military on Monday said the tunnel was found during the construction of an underground barrier around the Paleostinian coastal enclave, five years after the start of a operation aimed at finding and destroying such passages.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  The military on Tuesday said the tunnel was "old," without elaborating.

When you're actually so good at policing something, and end up with redundancy in recon operations.

"Avrim, remember this place ?"
"lo"
"Check if there's two dead Arabs in there."
"Akhat...schtaim. Ken. Two bodies. Burnt."
"Remember the incident with the wiley pete ?"
"Oy ! Yes. We came here with Novon. Ha Ha!"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/10/2019 14:16 Comments || Top||


TV: Israel intelligence foiled 50 Islamic State, Iranian attacks in 20 countries
[IsraelTimes] Report says a dozen terror attacks were thwarted in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
in past 3 years, despite Erdogan’s public posturing against Israel, and even when diplomatic ties were severed.


Israeli intelligence agencies have prevented dozens of Islamic State
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under:

#1  20 countries is a BIG Intel Alliance.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Really is a shame Yipyip got control. Turkey and Israel were cordial at one time, giving hope that other muslim countries would follow suit.
Posted by: Harcourt Thotle2711 || 07/10/2019 9:22 Comments || Top||

#3  If undead zombie Kemal Ataturk ever comes back, Yippy gonna have some 'splaining to do.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/10/2019 11:05 Comments || Top||


Hamas holds major snap military drill in Gaza
[IsraelTimes] The Hamas terror group holds a major snap military exercise in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, a day after the five year anniversary of the 2014 war in the coastal enclave.

The drill reportedly included the closure of all land border crossings to Gaza and the prevention of fishermen from going out to sea.

Hebrew media quotes a spokesman for the Hamas-run interior ministry in Gaza saying the drill was meant to simulate a major security threat to Gaza and check the preparedness of Hamas forces.

The exercise comes a day after Israel announced the discovery of a cross-border attack tunnel from Gaza and two days after the IDF released the findings of an investigation into an operation in Gaza in November that went awry and left a special forces officer dead.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Secret Meetings Between U.S., Iran Officials In Iraq - Report
Wild rumours or a grain of truth? We present, dear Reader, you decide.
[Jpost] Secret meetings between United States officials and Iranian representatives were conducted in a hotel in Erbil, Iraq, i24News reported Tuesday evening. The Iranian representatives are led by Hassan Khomenei, the grandson of the founder of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei.

The Iranian delegation also included two officials from the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and Iraj Masjedi, Iran's special envoy to Iraq, according to the report.

i24News also said the that sources suggest that Iran's Revolutionary Guard have experienced division recently, suggesting that the Islamic Theocratic Republic is undergoing a soft coup.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  United States officials

Wonder who they were?
Where's Lurch?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/10/2019 7:02 Comments || Top||

#2  You could dream up a fantasy where abject apologies and throwing some Iranian captain under the bus at these back-channel meetings resulted in the US counterstrike after the drone shootdown being cancelled.
Posted by: Jaiper Cholutch6926 || 07/10/2019 7:33 Comments || Top||


Hezbollah slams US sanctions on MPs as ‘humiliation’ for Lebanese
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A Hezbollah politician on Tuesday slammed the US move to place two of the group’s parliamentarians on its sanctions blacklist as "humiliation" for Leb.

The US decision "is a humiliation for the Lebanese people", Ali Fayyad told Leb’s MTV news channel, according to its website, and called on parliament and the government to issue a formal condemnation.

The US Treasury added Lebanese politicians Amin Sherri and Muhammad Hasan Raad to a terror-related blacklist, saying that the powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah they belong to uses its parliamentary power top advance alleged violent activities.

Also placed on the blacklist was Wafiq Safa, a top official of the Iran-allied Hezbollah.

"Hezbollah uses its operatives in Leb’s parliament to manipulate institutions in support of the terrorist group’s financial and security interests, and to bolster Iran’s malign activities," said Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary of Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.

The move, which is the first by Washington to target Hezbollah elected politicians, came as the US bolsters pressure on Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and its alleged "proxies" in the Middle East.

Hezbollah is listed as a "terrorist group" by the United States and has fought several wars with US ally Israel to the south of Leb.

Hezbollah fighters have backed government forces in neighboring Syria in the war that broke out there in 2011.

Lebanese Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil meanwhile tweeted that the US sanctions "concern all of the Lebanese even if they are directed at Hezbollah" and are "unjustified".
An Nahar adds:
The Treasury's statement said today’s designations "also underscore that there is no distinction between Hizbullah
...Party of God, a Leb militia inspired, founded, funded and directed by Iran. Hizbullah refers to itself as The Resistance and purports to defend Leb against Israel, with whom it has started and lost one disastrous war to date, though it did claim victory...
’s political and violent activities."

"Hizbullah itself makes no distinction between its military and political wings, as Hizbullah’s own leaders have acknowledged publicly, including (Mohammed Raad), who said in 2001, 'Hizbullah is a military resistance party... There is no separation between politics and resistance,'" the statement added.

Moreover, the Treasury accused Sherri of "threatening bank employees and their family members" after a bank froze the accounts of a U.S.-designated Hizbullah member.

"Sherri has maintained a close relationship with Adham Tabaja, a Hizbullah financier, whom OFAC designated as an SDGT in June 2015 for providing support and services to Hizbullah. Sherri and Tabaja have continued to do business together despite the latter’s designation. Sherri and Tabaja, among others, founded and were involved in a Leb-based company. Sherri also facilitated Tabaja's access to Lebanese banks and was directed by Hizbullah Secretary General (Hassan) Nasrallah to settle issues related to his designation," the Treasury added.

Safa meanwhile, the Treasury said, has "exploited Leb's ports and border crossings to smuggle contraband and facilitate travel on behalf of Hizbullah, undermining the security and safety of the Lebanese people, while also draining valuable import duties and revenue away from the Lebanese government."
Posted by: Fred || 07/10/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [127 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



Who's in the News
30[untagged]
4Govt of Pakistan
3Hamas
3Islamic State
2Moslem Colonists
2Govt of Iran
2Sublime Porte
2Taliban
1Houthis
1Narcos
1Govt of Iraq
1Govt of Iran Proxies
1Govt of Qatar (MB)
1Arab Spring
1Hezbollah

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Wed 2019-07-10
  Egyptian Court Convicts Al-Azhar Professor, Others For Spying For Iran
Tue 2019-07-09
  Hafiz Multan, Taliban’s deputy Red Unit commander killed in Kandahar
Mon 2019-07-08
  Bouteflika’s ex-party chief detained in Algeria corruption probe
Sun 2019-07-07
  Radioactive material worth $72m seized from car in Turkey
Sat 2019-07-06
  Deal between protest leaders and Sudan’s ruling generals
Fri 2019-07-05
  Second ‘son of Hamas’ leaves terror group, exposing corruption, Turkish spy ring
Thu 2019-07-04
  Wishing all Rantburgers a happy and safe Independence Day!
Wed 2019-07-03
  Airstrike hits migrant detention center in Libya, 40 killed
Tue 2019-07-02
  Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher found not guilty on murder and attempted murder charges
Mon 2019-07-01
  Seven Sudanese protesters killed, 181 wounded in Sunday demonstrations
Sun 2019-06-30
  Journalist Assaulted By Antifa/Portland - Face, Neck, Ear Injuries
Sat 2019-06-29
  Three Soldiers Killed in Philippines' Restive South, ISIS claims attack
Fri 2019-06-28
  57 Taliban militants including 10 Pakistanis killed in Ghazni clashes, airstrikes
Thu 2019-06-27
  Suicide bomber in Tunisia kills at least one, state TV reports
Wed 2019-06-26
  Saudi Special Forces capture emir of ISIS in Yemen

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
34.236.245.255
Paypal:
WoT Operations (14)    Non-WoT (14)    Opinion (2)    (0)    Politix (11)