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Iran claims to catch 17 CIA spies, sentences some to death
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Africa North
Lufthansa resumes flights to Cairo after safety pause
[IsraelTimes] Lufthansa has resumed flying to Cairo following a one-day suspension due to safety concerns.

The German airline’s website shows LH582 took off from Frankfurt after an almost two-hour delay and was expected to arrive in Egypt’s capital later Sunday.

On Saturday, British Airways announced the suspension of its flights to and from Cairo for seven days for unspecified reasons related to security.

British Airways attributed its cancellations to what it called its constant review of security arrangements at all airports, calling them "a precaution to allow for further assessment." Lufthansa said it was suspending its flights as a precaution, mentioning "safety" but not "security" as its concern.

Company spokespeople would not elaborate on what motivated the suspensions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || [336078 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Got to keep those kif shipments moving..
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/22/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

Jubeir: World must take actions to deter Iran’s behavior

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336068 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  step 1 - freeze Iran assets

step 2 - no banks can transact biz w Iran

step 3 - restrictions on Iran Air
Posted by: lord garth || 07/22/2019 3:25 Comments || Top||

#2  they would rather wait until it's too late so they can blame Trump.
Posted by: chris || 07/22/2019 7:22 Comments || Top||

Iran-backed terrorist cells 'ready to strike' UK as tension escalates over seized oil tanker
[TELEGRAPH.CO.UK] Iran-backed terrorist cells could be deployed to launch attacks in the UK if the crisis between London and Tehran deepens, intelligence sources have warned.

Among senior intelligence officers, 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...
ranks behind only Russia and China as the nation state posing the greatest threat to Britannia’s national security and the seizure of the UK-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero will have intensified concerns in MI5 and MI6.

Intelligence agencies believe Iran has organised and funded sleeper terror cells across Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
including the UK and could greenlight attacks in response to a conflict in the Gulf.

The cells are operated by Lions of Islam linked to Hizbollah, the Lebanese bad boy group. Counter-terror police...
Betcha the guys in the background are really glad they followed up on Mossad’s information a few years ago that led to finding 3 tonnes of Hezb’allah’s bomb supplies stored outside London....

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336100 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

Computer software used to prevent people joining ISIS and the KKK could be aimed at anti-vaxxers to stop them spreading dangerous myths online
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2019 10:01 || Comments || Link || [336089 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  It works by finding those who are reading or watching dangerous content and instead showing them adverts to get help or sending them direct messages.
If you don't find that creepy then you have the mistaken belief that Big Brother™ will never come to take You away.
Posted by: magpie || 07/22/2019 13:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Just imagine what they collect on visitors and commenters to violent, right wing, Trump supporting, linked, web communities.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/22/2019 15:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Or knitters
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/22/2019 15:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Or people who refuse to employ Newspeak terms like "undocumented"
Posted by: Lex || 07/22/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||

#5  As the bikers say, if you can't fix it f*ck it...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/22/2019 22:10 Comments || Top||

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Senators Introduce Resolution to Label Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’
[BREITBART] Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced a resolution Thursday that would label Antifa
...the armed wing of the Democratic Party...
a "domestic terrorist organization."
"Whereas members of Antifa, because they believe that free speech is equivalent to violence, have used threats of violence in the pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies," the resolution states.

The resolution continues:

Whereas Antifa represents opposition to the democratic ideals of peaceful assembly and free speech for all; Whereas members of Antifa have physically assaulted journalists and other individuals during protests and riots in Berkeley, Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,; Whereas in February of 2018, journalist Andy Ngo was intimidated and threatened with violence by protestors affiliated with Antifa.

Cruz wrote on Twitter Thursday that the group is a "terrorist organization composed of hateful, intolerant turbans who pursue their extreme agenda through aggressive violence."

Cassidy echoed his colleague’s statements in a blurb Thursday.

"Antifa are terrorists, violent masked bullies who ’fight fascism
...a political system developed in Italy, symbolized by the Roman fasces -- thin reeds, each flimsy in itself but unbreakable when bound into a bundle. Its distinguishing philosophical feature is the Corporate State. The word is nowadays thrown around by all sorts of people who have no idea what they're talking about...
’ with actual fascism, protected by Liberal privilege," he said. "Bullies get their way until someone says no. Elected officials must have courage, not cowardice, to prevent terror."

The resolution also specifically mentions the attack on journalist Andy Ngo in Portland, Oregon, in June.

"Whereas on June 29, 2019, while covering demonstrations in Portland, Oregon, journalist Andy Ngo was physically attacked by protestors affiliated with Antifa," the resolution states.

a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
there is currently no crime labeled "domestic terrorism" but the designation does allow law enforcement to investigate a suspect’s associates and affiliations, the Hill reports.

Critics argue that since Antifa does not have a formal organizational structure, labeling a group "domestic terrorists" could be the beginning of "overly broad" enforcement.

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336091 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  I thought they had already been designated domestic terrorist
Posted by: chris || 07/22/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Amazing that we even need to legislate this.
Posted by: gorb || 07/22/2019 16:26 Comments || Top||

#3  They may get away with this shit in Portland but if they try in Boise, they're going to get their asses handed to them.
Posted by: warthog || 07/22/2019 20:18 Comments || Top||

A Mysterious Drone Attacked 'Iran-Backed Militia' In Iraq
The fog of war is thick in this one, dear Reader. Usually the fog clears quickly, but not this time, for some reason.
[Jpost] On Friday, a drone attacked Iraqi Security Forces that were deployed 180 km. north of Baghdad, near the city of Tuz Khurmatu. Initially reported as an attack on Iranian-allied forces, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the mysterious drone incident is still being investigated and it is not clear where it came from or who carried out the attack that left several maimed.

What we know is that something happened.
Good to know.
The US-led anti-ISIS coalition put out a statement on July 19 saying they were aware of reports "of an attack against the Iranians and a Popular Mobilization Force unit in Salah a-Din [governorate]. Coalition Forces were not involved, and we have no further information at this time." The coalition responded because of rumors circulating on social media and in Iraq seeking to blame the US for the incident.
Goodness. Why would Iraqi authorities feel such a strong need to blame the Yanks?
The day of the drone incident was the same day that the US said it used electronic warfare to take down an Iranian drone that was harassing the USS Boxer near the Straits of Hormuz. In another incident on the same day, Iran
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Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336080 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The US flew [a] B350 plane that is picked for [the] mission by the US intelligence services for air surveillance and is equipped with advanced vision systems. It can also carry 5 to 7 people," the source told al-Etejah."

the B350 is part of a computer gaming system, I suppose 5-7 people can play
Posted by: lord garth || 07/22/2019 5:51 Comments || Top||

Foreign Ministry to host Arab journalists, including from Iraq and Saudi Arabia
[IsraelTimes] The Foreign Ministry announces it will host six journalists from Arab countries in Israel this week, including from Iraq and 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...
The journalists will tour Jerusalem, northern Israel, Tel Aviv and other sites in the country, as well as meet with Knesset members, ministry officials and academics.

The ministry says the purpose of the visit was to expose the journalists to the "Israeli positions" on unspecified diplomatic issues and to Israeli society.

A statement from the ministry doesn’t specify who the journalists are and what countries they come from, but stresses it’ll be the first such delegation to include journalists from Saudi Arabia and Iraq, neither of which has diplomatic ties with Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/22/2019 00:36 || Comments || Link || [336076 views] Top|| File under:

MPs call for charging foreign ships a toll to cross Strait of Hormuz
[EN.MEHRNEWS] In a statement signed on Sunday, 160 Iranian politicians cast support to IRGC’s move and appreciated the elite force for impounding the violating vessel, urging the government to approve a motion to charge a toll to ships passing through the Strait of Hormuz.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps impounded the British tanker, Stena Impero, on Friday while it was passing through the Strait of Hormuz en route 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...
. It was seized "for failing to respect international maritime rules."

The oil tanker was then transferred to the coast to undergo the required legal proceedings.
Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336074 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

Audio captures dramatic moments before Iran seizes British tanker
[NYPOST] An audio recording released Sunday captured the dramatic moments as a British naval officer warned Iranian military forces against seizing a UK-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, an incident that further roiled ​tense relations between Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
, the US and the Islamic Theocratic Republic.

An officer with Iranian Revolutionary Guard told the Stena Impero tanker that "If you obey, you’ll be safe" and demanded it change course​ last Friday​, according to an audio recording released Sunday by maritime security group Dryad Global.

"Alter your course to 360 degrees immediately, over," the ​Iranian ​officer ​said.

​A British naval officer aboard the HMS Montrose, a frigate that was patrolling in the area around the strait, warns the Iranian forces of the consequences of their actions.

"Please confirm that you are not intending to violate international law by unlawfully attempting to board," the ​Brit said, also telling the tanker that it must be able to proceed unimpeded​ in the international waterway​.

"Sir, I reiterate that as you are conducting transit passage in a recognized international strait, under international law your passage must not be impaired, intruded, obstructed or hampered," the British officer​ said​.

T​he Iranian patrol boat responds by saying it wants to stop the tanker for a security inspection. ​

​"​No challenge is intended, no challenge is intended. I want to inspect the ship for security reasons​," the officer said.​

​The Iranian Revolutionary Guard released video on Saturday showing commandos carrying machine guns and wearing face masks rappelling fro​m a helicopter to the deck of the Stena Impero.

​UK officials said the HMS Montrose was about an hour away from ​tanker ‐ too far to intervene.

I​ran said commandeering the ship was in retaliation for Britannia’s seizure of an Iranian tanker off the coast of Gibraltar on July 4.

Posted by: Fred || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336071 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Video
Posted by: newc || 07/22/2019 0:47 Comments || Top||

MEMRI TV with the Hizbullah Leader discussing crushing Israel

Posted by: 3dc || 07/22/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || [336080 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

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