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Afghanistan
Pakistan joins US-led call for Afghan ceasefire, talks
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Pakistain, which supported Afghanistan’s former Taliban
...Arabic for students...
regime, on Friday joined the United States, Russia and China in a call on the turbans to agree to a ceasefire and negotiations with Kabul.

Pakistain joined the three powers in talks in Beijing that come as the United States moves closer to an agreement with the Taliban to pull troops from Afghanistan and end its longest-ever war.

The four countries "encouraged all parties to take steps to reduce violence leading to a comprehensive and permanent ceasefire that starts with intra-Afghan negotiations," said a joint statement issued by the United States.

They called for direct negotiations involving the Taliban, President Ashraf Ghani
...former chancellor of Kabul University, now president of Afghanistan. Before returning to Afghanistan in 2002 he was a scholar of political science and anthropology. He worked at the World Bank working on international development assistance. As Finance Minister of Afghanistan between July 2002 and December 2004, he led Afghanistan's attempted economic recovery until the Karzais stole all the money...
’s government and other Afghans to "produce a peace framework as soon as possible."

Members of the Taliban and government met earlier this week in Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
, a breakthrough even though participants were said to be there in a personal capacity.

The Taliban, believing they have an upper hand as they seek a US troop withdrawal, have refused to negotiate with the internationally recognized government or to halt its deadly campaign of attacks.

Pakistain, whose relations with the United States have been rocky over its handling of bad boys, has sought to use its influence with the Taliban to help reach a deal.

Pak Prime Minister Imran Khan
... aka The Great Khan, who is the lightweight's lightweight...
is set to come to Washington on July 22 to meet with President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
, who is impatient to end the war launched after the September 11, 2001 attacks.

US negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad has sought understandings with Russia and China despite the two powers’ rivalries with the United States.

The Soviet Union fought US-backed Islamic guerrillas in a disastrous intervention in the 1980s, while China is keen to prevent any spread of extremism.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies


Africa Horn
Sudan is set to approve a new constitution following talks
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Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Economy
IEA sees oil market oversupplied in 2019 on US production
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Surging US oil output will outpace sluggish global demand and lead to a large stocks build around the world in the next nine months, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Friday.

The forecasts appear to predict the need for producer club OPEC and its allies to reduce production to balance the market despite extending their existing pact, forecasting a fall in demand for OPEC crude to only 28 million barrels per day (bpd) in early 2020.

"Market tightness is not an issue for the time being and any rebalancing seems to have moved further into the future," the IEA said in its monthly report.

"Clearly, this presents a major challenge to those who have taken on the task of market management," it added, referring to the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and producer allies such as Russia.

The demand for OPEC crude oil in early 2020 could fall to only 28 million bpd, it added, with non-OPEC expansion in 2020 rising by 2.1 million bpd - a full 2 million bpd of which is expected to come from the United States.

At current OPEC output levels of 30 million bpd, the IEA predicted that global oil stocks could rise by 136 million barrels by the end of the first quarter of 2020.

Maintaining its forecasts for oil demand for the rest of 2019 and 2020, the Gay Paree-based agency cited expected improvement in US-China trade relations and US economic growth as encouraging. However,
there's no worse danger than telling a mother her baby is ugly...
it also flagged weakness in Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an manufacturing and slower growth in Indian energy consumption.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With Venezuela, Mexico and Canada producing less oil, US output is the name of the game in the western hemisphere.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/13/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan among 37 states that back China’s Xinjiang policy, praise rights record
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2019 06:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  When you're that close to China, best you sing in harmony.
Posted by: Chong Cloluck6481 || 07/13/2019 7:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes, when you have a neighbor who at any time could push the button. I see India and Pakistan going at it at any time more so than Iran and Israel.
Posted by: Dale || 07/13/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Someone who has the means and no restraints to f* you over.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#4  It's actually a good thing. Xinjiang I mean. The Chinese are smart, if pig headed. I wish every country had the guts to do this. I wish America had had the guts to do the same after 9/11.

China's Xinjiang policy was not born in a vacuum of experience, or at the table of some good 'ol boys pondering about how to obtain funds from local builders by awarding contracts for contained shelters. It was a response to brutal attacks on a populace their State apparently values. In comparison with China, the response to islamism and in western nations is not worth jack shit.

I don't wish the common citizens of the chinese mainland or those of nearby regions ill the India-China volatility and economic tussles notwithstanding , and am glad they've kept these demons contained.

Knowing what we all know about muslim communities set free and given 'rights' in our lands, I greatly appreciate their policy and wish their other muslim/uighur containment projects Godspeed.

Many in my own govt feel that we should encourage human rights groups and support vociferous mudslinging of the CPC to set free the deadly uighur; then we can wait and watch them suffer like other countries with acute terminal islamosarcoma Neat, eh ?. I refuse to think like that. We cannot wreak havoc on innocent masses just to obtain economic advantage from the destabilization of their State. No, the muslim must be universally contained, converted, or exterminated. It is the only way to protect the liberties of peoples that have persevered, fought and travailed through history to survive up to the current century.

I also think it's hypocritical to whine about China's treatment of uighurs while cheering whenever a sasquatch in Yemen or 10 in Afghanistan go toes up. The uighurs are tribals, ferocious, deadly bastards with their own feral laws and a facade of culture to show the world. They have survived under one of the most repressive regimes in history, only by tact and duplicity. There is a whirlwind of classically islamic angst waiting to be let loose upon unsuspecting, law-abiding, industrious and innocent populations.

The fucking UN and humanist organizations calling for human rights for these prospective serial stabbers, rapists and terrorists have no locus standi in this matter, when they have yet to reach consensus on a simple binary - whether they serve the mandates granted by their own indigenous, law abiding populations or the ingrate criminal masses they allow into their countries. Then they can preach about rights.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 13:08 Comments || Top||

#5  godamnn, i think i'm in love with dron
Posted by: chris || 07/13/2019 21:42 Comments || Top||


Israel's Rafael to sell $100m. worth of Barak 8 missile kits to India
[Jpost] Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems signed a $100 million contract with KRAS (Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Ltd. India), to manufacture and supply 1,000 Barak 8/ MRSAM missile kits for the Indian Army and Air Force.

In keeping with its commitment to Make-in-India, KRAS is a joint venture between Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Kalyani Strategic Systems.

The joint venture was established with the vision of manufacturing weapon systems required by the Indian Defense Forces, as well as for the export market. KRAS is expected to ramp up its employees to 300 technical experts by 2023.

The MR-SAM system, jointly developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) in close collaboration with Israel’s Israel Aircraft Industry (IAI), is a land-based configuration of the long-range surface-to-air missile (LRSAM) or Barak-8 naval air defense system.

Each MR-SAM system includes a command and control system, tracking radar, missiles and mobile launcher systems. The missiles, which can be fired in single or ripple firing modes from a vertical position, are launched in canister configuration, and the launcher will have eight canistered missiles in two stacks.

Brig.-Gen. (res.) EVP Pini Yungman, head of Rafael’s air defense systems division, emphasized KRAS’s commitment to the operational readiness of the Indian army and Indian air force, saying that "we at Rafael are proud of our role ‐ not only in KRAS ‐ but also of our participation in Make-in-India, and our strong relationship with the vibrant talent across India’s defense industries."

"This order is a testimony to the capabilities that exist in the country and how they can be utilized to truly achieve the aim of ’Make-in-India’," said Baba Kalyani, chairman of the Kalyani Group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Named after a former president famous for supporting muslims. How ironic.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2019 21:15 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Nasrallah goes Bat-Shit Crazy
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and on and on with rabid frothing at the mouth...

Posted by: 3dc || 07/13/2019 00:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Nice work 3DC!
Posted by: newc || 07/13/2019 1:36 Comments || Top||


Turkey using proxy forces to take complete control over Hama and Idlib: expert
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund...
is attempting to turn Hama and Idlib into a neverending war zone as the latest bully boy offensives have tried to change the front‐lines in these governorates, Syrian military expert Haytham Hassoun told the Arabic‐language version of ​​​​​​​Sputnik News on Friday.

"During the past weeks, gangs have been carrying out successive attacks in order to change the lines of contact and control over its geography."

"But after these groups were able to achieve several gains, the Syrian Arab Army contained these attacks and turned them into a battle of attrition against these terrorist groups. The Syrian Army managed to inflict heavy losses among these terrorists," he told Radio Sputnik .

Hassoun said that "overthe past few hours, the Syrian Air Force has begun targeting the headquarters of the leadership and the launching sites of terrorist groups supported by the Ottoman Turkish occupation forces."

"The balance of power is now in the interest of the Syrian Arab Army, but it is about the political goal and what Turkey wants by turning this region into a continuous arena of operations. They seek to control new sites through repeated attacks, especially ones that occurred in the past days in the eastern Latakia countryside."

Previously, the Fars News Agency of 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...
made a similar claim about Turkey’s intentions and with their upcoming operations east of the Euphrates, it appears that this alleged plan might come to fruition.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Zarif accuses Britain of 'childish and laughable' reasoning
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] "The English should officially announce that they are America’s slaves," Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday, adding that Britannia’s reasoning for the seizure of an Iranian tanker last week is "childish and laughable."

In an interview with al-Mayadeen TV Channel, which was formed by disgruntled Al Jazeera employees in 2012 and has been accused of supporting 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 Hezbollah, Zarif again condemned the seizure of an Iranian oil tanker by the British Royal Marines last week. Zarif described Britannia’s reasoning as "childish and laughable" and stated: "The English should officially announce that they are America’s slaves and that they carry out its orders."

Zarif also mocked the British over US President Donald Trump
...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons......
’s treatment of former British Ambassador to the US, Sir Kim Darroch. Zarif said that, in response to the "English’s love," Trump had called their ambassador "foolish and stupid."

He emphasised that Iran is ready to deal with any threats from the US.

"We are currently the region’s most powerful country," Zarif claimed.

Zarif said that while Iran does not seek war, any attackers will receive a "strong response."

Zarif voiced his displeasure at US sanctions against Iran, referring to them as "an economic war." He added that the tensions in the region could be ended if the US stops its "economic terrorism" against Iran.

All of the steps Iran has taken in reducing its nuclear commitments are reversible, if US sanctions are stopped or the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an countries implement their commitments, Zarif said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Iran cleric says UK will be ‘slapped in the face’ for seizure of its tanker: TV
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Britannia will soon be "slapped in the face" for the capture of an Iranian supertanker last week, Iranian state TV quoted a holy man as saying on Friday, amid heightened tension 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 West in the Gulf.

"Iran’s strong establishment will soon slap Britannia in the face for daring to seize the Iranian oil tanker," holy man Kazem Sedighi told worshippers during Tehran’s Friday prayer sermon, TV reported.

Earlier Iran called on Britannia to immediately release the oil tanker that British Royal Marines seized last week on suspicion it was breaking Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an sanctions by taking oil to Syria.
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#1  I for one am most impressed with the Royal Navy. For all their Government's attempts to reduce the Navy to a ball of chalk, they really did live up to their rep. God save the queen.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  They just tried that and failed.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#3  talk shit get hit
Posted by: chris || 07/13/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Sounds like you guys got bitch slapped instead.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/13/2019 11:37 Comments || Top||


Iran’s FM spokesman: Foreign powers in the Middle East should leave the region
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Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Spam copping is not a Frank G specialty, Mr. McCoy. If your only intention is to start a flame war, there is no reason whatsoever for the rest of us to put up with you peeing on the carpet. Nor will any articles you submit be published until you choose to behave like a gentleman.

— trailing wife for the moderators
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 1:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Damn, I missed it?
Posted by: Frank G || 07/13/2019 4:28 Comments || Top||

#3  I would suggest a 'Herb special' logo or watermark be designed for Mr.McCoy's posts.

After all, he's American (even if severely pink blooded) and deserves your great 1st right. Only if he abuses or is being ungallant would he get the smoky function. Just an idea.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 5:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Done. Sent it to Fred.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 6:35 Comments || Top||

#5  Who amongst us doesn't enjoy a good piss party every now and again?

And - I'm with Dron - let Herb post and speak. While I (and especially Frank G!) don't always agree with him, he's got the right to say it. Let the fur fly!
Posted by: Raj || 07/13/2019 6:37 Comments || Top||

#6  He was cautioned about the name calling of fellow Burg followers/posters. He iggied the cautions and became even more critical .
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2019 7:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Amendment I
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


Y’all will notice that Rantburg is not a federal institution established by laws passed in Congress. It is a private effort, established by Fred using his own funds and extensive efforts, with additional donations from many Rantburgers. We are guests in Fred’s living room, and those who abuse that hospitality are not welcome.

Herb McCoy was abusive in his first post shortly after midnight, and got worse in each of his posts thereafter. He is entitled to his opinions, certainly. But those opinions he aired in the wee minutes of the day were more suited to a blog of his own, paid for by his own efforts. I do not have the energy to deal with his unamusing trollery, and refuse to do so any longer. When he is willing to engage thoughtfully instead of acting like a door-slamming pre-teen, he will be welcome back.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 9:30 Comments || Top||

#8  ...instead of acting like a door-slamming pre-teen or Democratic presidential candidate/congresscritter, he will be welcome back.

FIFY TW, ;)
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/13/2019 11:11 Comments || Top||

#9  I can only speculate what set off the kerfuffle in #1, however...

Rantburg may be the only site on the entire interwebs where I make a point of reading all the comments. Most places, comment threads degenerate into name-calling, stale talking-points repeated over and over, and attempts to "own" the other side. Boring! And childish.

Even though I'm really smart and generally right about pretty much everything, I'm willing to entertain alternative and even contradictory theories on current events. Who knows, I might learn something! But I have zero interesting in name-calling, insults and long-discredited talking points.

Comments here are all over the map - insightful analysis, background info from those who know or were there (the infamous Rantburg U!), clever snark, poetry of varying quality, and general silliness. Good stuff! If it takes some moderation to preserve that, then I am most grateful to those doing the work, as well as to our host who makes the whole mess possible. Thanks!
Posted by: SteveS || 07/13/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#10  Of course, if somebody's being an utter asshole, and uses words that besmirch the reputation of our fine gatherings, he/she/it must be dealt with as the barbecue chef sees fit.

And God bless TW and her longsufferin' heart.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/13/2019 11:41 Comments || Top||

#11  Thank you TW.
I saw HM's latest, 3 posts late last night, before TW deleted them.
Every one of them was incendiary and race-based.

There's a risk mitigation angle here. Rantburg cannot afford to have that stuff on its site.

We/Fred will get scrutiny - from the GOOG borg, from corporate and governmental entities that employ Rantburgers, from god knows who else.

Not worth the risk. Bye bye HM.
Posted by: Lex || 07/13/2019 12:35 Comments || Top||

#12 
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/13/2019 16:13 Comments || Top||

#13  Thank you all for your support. I do not like doing such things, but sometimes a sharp swat on the behind is necessary to fix the attention, and sometimes a time out is needed. Shipman spent a memorable six months finding Roadside America when he aimed here, but subsequently agreed it helped him re-center himself. And some — after several tries — have never been allowed to return, much as we fondly remember what they were like before running amok.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/13/2019 17:51 Comments || Top||

#14  TW is ons meermin. Bye bye Erbbie
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/13/2019 17:57 Comments || Top||

#15  he's American (even if severely pink blooded) and deserves your great 1st right.

He may say all he cares to, just as we may choose to not be soiled.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/13/2019 21:19 Comments || Top||


Iranian cleric says Britain will soon be ‘slapped in the face’ for the capture of an Iranian supertanker
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Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  ...The Thin Red Line ain't what it used to be, but I would not recommend screwing with them.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 07/13/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||


Panama to withdraw flags from more vessels that violate sanctions
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Panama will withdraw its flag from more vessels that violate sanctions and international legislation, the country's maritime authority told Rooters, following the removal of about 60 ships linked to 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 Syria from the Panamanian registry in recent months.

After the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran by Washington in 2018, Panama's former president Juan Carlos Varela gave the green light to remove a fleet of 59 tankers from the country's registry, according to two sources close to the decision.

Most of those vessels were owned by Iranian state-run companies but they also included ships linked to oil deliveries to Syria, the sources added.

A separate supertanker, the Grace 1, made its way to Gibraltar in early July, where it was seized by British Royal Marines on suspicion of violating sanctions against Syria.

The vessel was fully loaded with crude suspected to be bound for Syria's Banyas refinery, Gibraltar authorities said.

The vessel arrived in Gibraltar showing the Panama name at its hull, but the Panamanian government later clarified it had been removed from its registry on May 29.

"Panama will maintain its flag withdrawal policy," Rafael Cigarruista, general director of Merchant Marine from Panama's Maritime Authority, told Rooters in an emailed statement.

"Our intention is to improve our fleet's percentage of compliance, not only regarding sanctions by international organizations, but also Panama's current legislation and maritime security rules," he added.

Cigarruista did not provide details on coming action or targeted fleets.

The exact process leading up to the July detention of the Grace 1 remains unclear. Spain, which does not recognize Britannia's illusory sovereignty over Gibraltar, said it would study whether Britannia's actions violated its territorial water claims.

Iran called on Britannia on Friday to immediately release the Grace 1 and warned of reciprocal measures after three Iranian vessels on Thursday tried to block a British-owned vessel passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Hezbollah reduced its forces in Syria, says Nasrallah
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Leb’s Hezbollah has cut down its forces in Syria as fighting died down though it still has fighters all over the country, its leader said on Friday.
and the checks from their Iranian Masters are diminishing
"There are no regions in Syria that we have fully emptied out, but there is no need for the numbers to stay the same," His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
said in an interview with Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV. "We have reduced the forces based on the needs of the current situation."

The heavily armed, Iran-backed group has played a vital role in helping Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
’s military reclaim much of Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 07/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah



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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.
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