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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Boat carrying $4.3M worth of weed washes up on San Diego coast
[NYPOST] A small boat carrying $4.3 million worth of marijuana washed ashore on the coast of San Diego last weekend, according to a report.

The motorboat with more than 1,000 pounds of reefer ended up on a beach between Carlsbad and Oceanside about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, the Oceanside Police Department told NBC 7.
$4300/lb at wholesale? Not likely
Witnesses on the beach said they saw two people flee the boat and run south along the shoreline after the vessel crashed onto the sand, the report said.

As of Tuesday, no arrests have been made.

"I was really surprised to see a drug smuggling boat here in Carlsbad," Zachary Boyer, who witnessed authorities unload the drugs, told the cable network.

"I noticed a few cops around," Boyer said. "Then when they started unloading the bundles of marijuana, we knew it was something different."

"They were throwing bundle after bundle of marijuana off the boat."
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  Talk about cheap Chinese imports...
Got to protect American jobs!
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/12/2019 7:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, do I need to put a /sarc on that?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/12/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#3  As of Tuesday, no arrests have been made.

And the bodies will never be found. The folks in the shipping department demand payment, whether you deliver or not.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/12/2019 9:56 Comments || Top||

#4  California can't keep up with the demand?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/12/2019 10:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Talk about cheap Chinese imports...

What exactly happens if a person smokes melamine?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2019 11:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Does anybody know about open water salvage law?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#7  How much got "lost" by the police?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/12/2019 11:47 Comments || Top||

Afghan War Continues 18 Years After 9/11 Attacks
[ToloNews] Critics said there is the possibility of a comeback by al-Qaeda if the US leaves Afghanistan.
Speechifying snipped.
Some Afghan and US experts and senators have warned of a similar 9/11 attack if the US leaves Afghanistan.

"If we left tomorrow, the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
cannot be trusted to take care of ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
and Al Qaeda. They don't have the capability. So when you ask our intelligence community...what would happen to America if we withdrew all of our forces? They tell us without any hesitation it would lead to another 9/11 in a matter of time," US Senator Lindsey Graham
...soft-spoken senator from South Carolina, former best buddy of John Maverick McCain. Since McCain's demise, Graham has become more outspoken, more Republican and more of a supporter of President Trump. The speech he gave in support of Brett Kavanaugh was downright manly and really cheesed off the Dems...
said last week.

The former head of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
, NDS, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai said the obstructions which were created by some countries in the region have had left impacts on the fight against al-Qaeda in the country.

He said some elements of al-Qaeda are still operating in parts of Kunar and Paktia provinces, in the east of Afghanistan, suggesting more efforts to tackle them to avoid potential threats.

"Al-Qaeda has not been eliminated completely. This group has the power to come up with their activities in a specific time in areas where they are. There is a possibility that al-Qaeda remerges if it is not stopped," said Stanekzai.

...back at the dirigible, Cynthia backed into the galley, the barbecue fork held in front of her.
Jack! she called. Where the hell are you?...

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said in the United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
that peace and reconciliation cannot go forward in an atmosphere of terror.

Referring indirectly to Pakistain, India has told the UN Security Council that the support and safe havens enjoyed by terror groups like the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, LeT and JeM from "beyond Afghanistan’s borders" must be addressed to fight the scourge of terrorism and ensure peace in the war-torn country.

"There is a surge of violence in Afghanistan in recent days, including threats to the election process itself. This has deepened apprehensions that acts of terror are being used to jockey for a place of advantage in the negotiating process," he said.

“The support and safe havens enjoyed from beyond Afghanistan’s borders by groups such as the Taliban, the Haqqani Network, Da’esh, as well as al-Qaeda and it's proscribed affiliates, including the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, must be addressed,” the Indian envoy said, without naming any country.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2019 03:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Afghan war continues for more than 2000 years.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2019 6:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Just needed to wear the Taliban enough as to allow other tribes to keep them and the place in enough turmoil as to be too busy to bother others.

Or in the parlance of the strategies of the 50s, our dictator is better than their dictator.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/12/2019 7:56 Comments || Top||

#3  MARSHALL PLAN = $12 billion (nearly $100 billion in 2018 US dollars).

AGHANISTAN PLAN = $1 trillion total direct cost of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan since 2001 (almost).
Posted by: ruprecht || 09/12/2019 17:55 Comments || Top||

#4  A stroppy boy flopped his jalopy.
"Son, every young man needs a hobby.
Go march up that hill!"
"And back down?" "Sure." "Until?"
"It's worn down to a plain." "Okay, poppy!"

Posted by: Creager Snore3746 || 09/12/2019 23:00 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Sudan PM to meet with rebel leaders in first visit to South Sudan
[ALARABY.CO.UK] Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok is set to visit neighbouring South Sudan this week in his first foreign visit.

After a landmark power-sharing agreement was signed between the military and protest leaders, Hamdok took office last month as Sudan's first premier since the ousting of former President Omar al-Bashir in April.

Hamdok will travel to the South Sudanese capital Juba on Thursday to meet with Sudanese rebel forces, Media Minister Faisal Mohammed Saleh said.

Among the premier's key goals for his first months in government is to bring peace to conflict-riven Sudan.

The country faces war with rebel forces in three conflict zones in the country's - Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan.

Sudanese military and paramilitary forces have been accused of war crimes and widespread rights violations against civilians in the long-disenfranchised southern regions.

The power-sharing deal inked last month calls on the new transitional government to put an end to those conflicts within its first six months.

Hamdok has reiterated that pledge, claiming that minimised military spending brought on by peace will also help fix the country’s ailing economy.

The prime minister, along with four ministers who were officially sworn into the cabinet last week, will meet with Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF), the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N), and the Sudan Liberation Forces Alliance (SLFA) in Juba, the Sudan Tribune reported.

The SRF is a key coalition representing rebel forces in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan, with rebels in the latter two states also represented by Abdulaziz al-Hilu's SPLM-N. The SLFA, led by Taher Hajer, is an alliance of rebel forces in Darfur.

Hamdok dispatched an envoy to Juba last week as the Sudanese government and rebel forces prepare to launch a comprehensive peace process.

The venue of future peace talks is reportedly up for discussion in the premier's visit to Juba this week.

Egypt, Chad and the UAE have expressed interest in hosting the discussions.

Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan

Africa North
Women set to play a decisive role in Tunisia's elections after Essebsi's death
[ALARABY.CO.UK] With Tunisia's presidential election season underway, women voters have a great potential to determine its outcome. The question is whether this year's ballot will draw a sizeable part of the female electorate.

Tunisian candidates started campaigning last week for the September 15 presidential elections, which were moved forward after the death in July of Beji Caid Essebsi, the first democratically elected head of state after the 2001 uprising that overthrew long-time dictator Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.

More than seven million Tunisians are registered to vote in the crucial September ballot, with around 1.5 million casting their ballots for the first time.

Data released by the Independent High Authority for Elections (ISIE) indicate that the new voters are heavily women and youth, an encouraging sign considering 65 percent of voters abstained in the first democratic municipal polls last year.

Voter turnout has relatively been low in each of the three post-revolution elections amid widespread public mistrust of the political system, and party politics in particular.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Egypt Brotherhood chief, deputy get life for 'spying'
[ALARABY.CO.UK] An Egyptian court has sentenced 11 Moslem Brüderbund leaders to life in prison on charges of espionage with the Paleostinian holy warrior group Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw,.

They included the Brotherhood's supreme guide Mohammed Badie and his deputy Khairat al-Shater who were both handed life sentences - 25 years in Egypt.

This is the latest of several sentences against Badie, who received a life sentence last week on charges related to mass prison breaks during the 2011 uprising.

Five other Brotherhood members were sentenced to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years while six were acquitted, the source said.

The defendants were accused of "committing crimes in collaboration with foreign organizations" namely Hamas and the Lebanese Shiite holy warrior group Hezbollah, the source said.

They were also accused of "financing terrorism" and committing acts undermining the country's stability and security.

Mohammed Fahmy, the judge presiding over the case, said before the verdict was announced: "The crimes the defendants committed harmed the independence and security of the country."

"They betrayed their nation and there is no excuse for them," he added.

The verdict can still be appealed, the source added.

Rights groups have repeatedly criticised such sentencings and called on authorities to ensure fair trials.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

The Grand Turk
Saudi hit-squad reveals new details of Khashoggi murder
[ALARABY.CO.UK] A Ottoman Turkish newspaper has published new details about the team that carried out the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October.

The Daily Sabah’s Ottoman Turkish newspaper released a report that had testimonies from those involved in the liquidation, some of whom explicitly attempted to cover up the role of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman
...Crown Prince of 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...
as of 2016....

in the operation.

According to the report, Ahmed Asiri, deputy chief of Saudi intelligence, tried to protect former adviser to the Royal Court Saud al-Qahtani, dubbed as Saudi Arabia’s Steve Bannon, and bin Salman after the murder.

Asiri had tried to hide any trace of bin Salman’s involvement, stressing the details of the trials "show the role played by Mansour Abu Hussein, and that bin Salman was the top commander of the murder."

According to Daily Sabah, Abu Hussein, an official in charge of the team responsible for Khashoggi’s murder said in a testimony that he had contacts with Asiri and al-Qahtani, who asked him to bring Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia.

"Asiri spoke to me and ordered me to bring Khashoggi by force to Saudi Arabia, and I set up three separate groups for this mission: intelligence, negotiation, logistics", he said in a statement.

He added the intent was to kidnap Khashoggi if he refused to leave with them.

A conflicting statement came from Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer who said the plan was to kill Khashoggi if he did not comply.

He said that after touring the consulate, he realised it would be difficult to kidnap Khashoggi and to take him out of the consulate inconspicuously, so killing him was their only other resort.

"After we killed him, we initially wanted to bury the body in the consulate’s garden, but we decided to dismember him so his corpse is untraceable", he said.

The report added that Khashoggi was killed with narcotics and then dismembered.

A man who posed as Khashoggi after he was murdered admitted to wearing his clothes and glasses so security footage had "evidence" of Khashoggi leaving the consulate.

"I wore Jamal’s clothes and glasses to show he came out of the consulate", said team member Mohammed al-Madani, who posed as Khashoggi.

"I then went into Sultan Ahmet Square and in one of the toilets I changed back into my clothes and I threw away Jamal's clothes and glasses," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

After Bolton ouster, five vie to be Trump’s fourth national security adviser
[IsraelTimes] US President Donald Trump
...The man who was so stupid he beat fourteen professional politicians, a former tech CEO, and a brain surgeon for the Republican nomination in 2016, then beat The Smartest Woman in the World in the general election...
said Wednesday he’s looking at five individuals to become his fourth national security adviser to replace John Bolton, the hawkish diplomat who clashed with the president on global challenges, especially 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 North Korea
...hereditary Communist monarchy distinguished by its truculence and periodic acts of violence. Distinguishing features include Songun (Army First) policy, which involves feeding the army before anyone but the Dear Leadership, and Juche, which is Kim Jong Il's personal interpretation of Marxism-Leninism, which he told everybody was brilliant. In 1950 the industrialized North invaded agrarian South Korea. Twenty-one countries of the United Nations eventually contributed to the UN force opposing the invasion, with the United States providing around 90% of the military personnel. Seventy years later the economic results are in and it doesn't look good for Juche...
"John wasn’t in line with what we were doing," Trump told news hounds in the Oval Office.

Trump insisted that he had a good relationship with Bolton, but also said, "He wasn’t getting along with people in the administration that I consider very important."

"I hope we’ve left in good stead," Trump said. "Maybe we have and maybe we haven’t."

Trump did not name the five candidates, saying only that they were "highly qualified." Deputy national security adviser Charles Kupperman, a former Reagan administration official and defense contracting executive, is running the National Security Council on an acting basis. Trump said he would name a replacement for Bolton next week.

On Wednesday, at least three longtime Bolton aides resigned from the NSC staff: front man Garrett Marquis, adviser Sarah Tinsley and his scheduler Christine Samuelian.

Since joining the administration in the spring of last year, Bolton has been skeptical about the president’s whirlwind rapprochement with North Korea, and recently has become a vocal internal critic of potential talks between Trump and leaders of the Afghan Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and Iran.

Muslim civil rights group CAIR ‘appalled’ by John Bolton’s interim replacement

[Jpost] The Council on American Islamic Relations said it was "appalled" that Charles Kupperman, who served on the board of a group that peddled conspiracy theories about Moslems, is serving as interim national security adviser.

"While we welcome the resignation of John Bolton, who has a long track record of promoting anti-Moslem policies and associating with hate groups, we cannot simply replace one Islamophobe with another," CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad said Wednesday, a day after Bolton’s abrupt departure from the post.

Kupperman served for a decade on the board of the Center for Security Policy, which peddles theories that Moslem Americans hope to institute Islamic religious law in the United States and have infiltrated American institutions and the government.

Kupperman, who is Jewish, is not likely to remain long in the job. President Donald Trump
...His ancestors didn't own any slaves...
has said he intends to name a new national security adviser, which does not require Senate confirmation, as soon as next week.

In addition, Bolton hired Kupperman earlier this year as deputy national security adviser because they were in alignment on the very policies that apparently led Trump to oust Bolton, including Bolton’s opposition to diplomatic engagement with Iran.

Kupperman, 68, has worked for Republican administrations for decades. In the private sector, he has been a consultant to defense contractors.

The Anti-Defamation League has said of CAIR that “much of its activity” is in exposing anti-Muslim bias, but this is undermined by an anti-Israel agenda.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2019 01:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pick Grennell. He's a wasted resource as ambassador to Chermany...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2019 11:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Well duh. Bolton is a neocon. He wants to start wars.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 09/12/2019 15:53 Comments || Top||

#4  Everybody's a NeoCon Warmonger™ to a capitulation symp
Posted by: Frank G || 09/12/2019 20:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Bolton may now be gond, so now it is up to the Secret Service to make sure the Taliban nnt get within a 100 miles of the President or Camp David.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 09/12/2019 21:43 Comments || Top||

Supreme Court Wednesday allows nationwide enforcement of asylum limits
SCOTUS to Hack-In-Black Judge John Tigar: "Fuck Off"
[Ay-Pee] The Supreme Court is allowing nationwide enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that prevents most Central American immigrants from seeking asylum in the United States.
Wait til Ruth Buzzy dies off and Trump replaces her
The justices' order late Wednesday temporarily undoes a lower-court ruling that had blocked the new asylum policy in some states along the southern border. The policy is meant to deny asylum to anyone who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without seeking protection there.

Most people crossing the southern border are Central Americans fleeing violence and poverty. They are largely ineligible under the new rule, as are asylum seekers from Africa, Asia and South America who arrive regularly at the southern border.

The shift reverses decades of U.S. policy. The administration has said that it wants to close the gap between an initial asylum screening that most people pass and a final decision on asylum that most people do not win.

"BIG United States Supreme Court WIN for the Border on Asylum!" Trump tweeted.

Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissented from the high-court's order.
OF course
"Once again, the Executive Branch has issued a rule that seeks to upend longstanding practices regarding refugees who seek shelter from persecution," Sotomayor wrote.

The legal challenge to the new policy has a brief but somewhat convoluted history. U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar in San Francisco blocked the new policy from taking effect in late July. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals narrowed Tigar's order so that it applied only in Arizona and California, states that are within the 9th Circuit.

That left the administration free to enforce the policy on asylum seekers arriving in New Mexico and Texas. Tigar issued a new order on Monday that reimposed a nationwide hold on asylum policy. The 9th Circuit again narrowed his order on Tuesday.
He doesn't learn easy
The high-court action allows the administration to impose the new policy everywhere while the court case against it continues.

Nationwide Injunction Against Trump’s Asylum Ban Lifted Again Tuesday by Ninth Circuit

[LAWANDCRIME] A federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily rolled back the nationwide injunction preventing the Trump Administration’s asylum ban ‐ requiring any migrants colonists passing through Central America to seek asylum in one the nations they pass through before applying in the U.S. from taking effect.

In response to a "Renewed Emergency Motion" submitted by the Justice Department, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an administrative order granting the government’s request to stay the nationwide injunction put in place Monday night by U.S. District Court Judge Jon Tigar of Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,. Tigar reasoned that a nationwide injunction was necessary because of the need to "maintain uniform immigration policy."

Following Tuesday’s ruling, the administration’s asylum ban will take effect everywhere outside the Ninth Circuit’s jurisdiction ‐ which includes border states Arizona and California, as well as Guam, Idaho Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington ‐ until the appeals court is able to reach a decision on the merits of the case.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under:

#1  There should be a rule: if a judge overruled by a higher court 3 times - out he/she/it goes.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2019 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  ..that would have cleaned out the 9th Circuit years ago (as the most overturned court in the system) prior to Trump cleaning.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/12/2019 18:11 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Trump officials have inspected an empty FAA facility in California as a possible venue to relocate the state's homeless after the President ordered a crackdown on the crisis
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 10:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under:

#1  FEMA camps conspiracy theory
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#2  MadCow sarcs on Obama's 'Prolonged Detention' regime
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Maybe we could relocate mentally ill people to ... I dunno, mental hospitals where they can get proper medical attention?
Nope: too rational
Posted by: Lex || 09/12/2019 11:31 Comments || Top||

#4  Got to have triage holding centers, Lex.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 13:12 Comments || Top||

#5  All homeless will be transferred to the Nearest US Marine base for free counseling, as per the Field Manual, Wall to Wall counseling.
Posted by: Groth Hupans2047 || 09/12/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Actually with the growing demand for "free counseling " of all types we could have Gunnery Sergeants who specialize in combative arts travel to location to conduct and instruct how to wall to wall counseling. "My wife has gotten clean and is taking much better care of the kids . I just mention counseling and goes and hides in the closet till her shakes stop. "
Posted by: Groth Hupans2047 || 09/12/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#8  FAA facility. Airplane hangars ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/12/2019 15:01 Comments || Top||

#9  Maybe fuel tanks ?
Posted by: Groth Hupans2047 || 09/12/2019 15:30 Comments || Top||

#10  The plan is shrewd. Those "homeless" individuals will not dig being off by themselves without access to unmonitored handouts from the public or drugs and alcohol. Something will have to give.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2019 18:01 Comments || Top||

#11  Drug dealers and liquor stores hardest hit.
Posted by: Fat Bob Thrang1674 || 09/12/2019 19:17 Comments || Top||

Rashida Tlaib calls former ICE director 'ruthless and inhumane' in astonishing attack at Congressional hearing before the chair - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez - shuts down his response
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 09:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Censure this disgusting cow.
Posted by: Lex || 09/12/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Like the race card, they are turning their committees - and by extension all of congress - into worn out an over-used jokes. Faster please...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/12/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#3  How long before we see another caning on the floors of Congress?

Is it 1850 or 1856 now?
Posted by: Lex || 09/12/2019 11:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Is it 1850 or 1856 now?

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2019 12:05 Comments || Top||

India irked over reference to occupied Kashmir in Pak-China joint statement
[DAWN] India is irked by the reference to Indian Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
e in a joint statement issued by Pakistain and China following Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to Pakistain on September 7-8, The Hindu newspaper reported.

According to The Hindu, Indian External Affairs Ministry front man Raveesh Kumar on Tuesday rejected the Pak-China joint statement and called on Pakistain and China to stop China-Pakistain Economic Corridor (CPEC) related activities in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK).
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [172 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

PPP not to join Fazlur Rehman's Islamabad march but will provide 'moral support', says Bilawal
[DAWN] PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Wednesday said that his party will not join the anti-government long march that Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...the political wing of the Pak Taliban...
(JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
announced to set out on, but promised to provide "moral and political support".

Bilawal, while speaking to news hounds in Jamshoro, said that PPP has had a "clear and consistent policy when it came to dharna politics in Islamabad".

"Whether it is a sit-in by Tahirul Qadri
...Pak politician, and would-be dictator, founder and head of Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran and Pakistain Awami Tehrik. He usually resides in Canada, but returns to Pakistain periodically to foam at the mouth and lead demonstrations. Depending on which way the wind's blowing, Qadri claims to be the author of Pak's blasphemy law. Other times he says it wasn't him...
, Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality disorders...
or by Tehrik-e-Labbaik; we were in opposition when [those sit-ins] took place but we never joined them," he said.

"We support Maulana Fazlur Rehman's politics and the issues he is raising. We provide moral support, political support for his initiative [but] strategically, we don't see eye to eye."

Bilawal announced that he will go around the country as part of his mass contact campaign and raise the same issues as Rehman.

"While Rehman will be in Islamabad, I will be going across the country and our narrative will be the same, which is that this puppet, incapable prime minister, who has been imposed upon us through rigging, who has ruined our economy, who has weakened our national security position on every issue including Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
[...] he will have to go home," said the PPP chief.
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Govt will never strike a deal with Fazlur Rehman: interior minister
[DAWN] Interior Minis­ter retired Brig Ijaz Ahmad Shah on Wednesday said that the government will never strike a deal with Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one that was led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spent more time running his madrassah until his secretary rubbed him out in a jealous rage. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
...Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty...
and was confident that his call for a march on Islamabad will not be met with the kind of response Rehman seeks.

"People will not join Fazlur Rehman in this exercise," the interior minister declared in an exclusive interview with DawnNewsTV.

He went on to say that not only will there be no deal, but the JUI-F chief will himself lose interest and back off from the idea.

The interior minister said that he respects Rehman, "as he is, after all, a religious scholar," but questioned the wisdom of such a move "when India has its hands over our jugular vein (Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
Brig Shah expressed conviction that the government will not only prevail in this term but will succeed in getting re-elected for another. "In the next four years, Pakistain will witness substantial improvements," he added.

He said that the condition the country was currently in could not be blamed on one individual. "The ruling class has destroyed Pakistain," he said, holding all previous governments equally responsible.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [130 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami

23 security prisoners put in solitary confinement for hunger strike threat
[IsraelTimes] Inmates at Ramon facility protesting the blocking of cellphone signals in wards amid ongoing dispute over smuggled devices.

The Israel Prisons Service has put 23 security inmates in solitary confinement because they threatened to begin a hunger strike to protest the blocking of cellphone signals in their wards, Channel 12 television news reported Wednesday.

The prisoners, held at the Ramon prison, were handed the punishment over the past day.

Each of the inmates was given a hearing and ordered into solitary confinement, the IPS said.

A dispute has developed between prisoners from the Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", terror group and the IPS over an agreement which had ended an earlier hunger strike by some 150 prisoners, also to protest cellphone policies. The strike began after the IPS installed cellular jamming devices in the wards to prevent prisoners from using smuggled cellphones.

Israeli officials reportedly agreed in April to install public telephones in 44 prison wards where the security prisoners are kept, and to allow prisoners to make regular, supervised calls to their families.

The phones were installed in the Ketziot and Ramon prisons but their use was conditioned on prisoners signing a commitment to stop smuggling cellphones into the prisons and to give up any devices they already have in their possession. Any violations of the agreement would lead to the public phones being disconnected.

Whereas prisoners in Ketziot signed the commitment, those in Ramon did not, Haaretz reported in August.

The IPS said in April that some 300 contraband phones, some carrying messages between terror cells, had been smuggled into the wards in the preceding months. The phones were being used to coordinate terror attacks, and had been implicated in at least 14 recent attempts at coordinating attacks from inside Israeli prisons, the IPS said at the time.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2019 02:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

Netanyahu Annexation Pledge a Blow to Palestinians
[COURTHOUSENEWS] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pledge to annex the heart of the West Bank if he wins re-election next week could inflame the Middle East and extinguish any remaining Paleostinian hope of establishing a separate state.

Arab leaders angrily condemned Netanyahu’s remarks Tuesday, and a U.N. front man warned the step would be "devastating" to the prospects for a two-state solution.

Netanyahu said he would extend Israeli illusory sovereignty over the Jordan Valley ‐ the breadbasket of any Paleostinian state ‐ shortly after forming a new government and would move later to annex other Jewish settlements.

Such action would swallow up most of the West Bank territory sought by the Paleostinians, leaving them with little more than isolated enclaves. Netanyahu’s announcement appeared to be aimed at shoring up support of hard-line nationalist voters.

World leaders denounced Netanyahu’s annexation promise.

Stephane Dujarric, a United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
front man, said Tuesday that any Israeli move to impose its administration over the Paleostinian territory "would be devastating to the potential of reviving negotiations, regional peace and the very essence of a two-state solution."

The Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
condemned Netanyahu’s remarks as "a serious development and an Israeli aggression" that, if carried out, amount to "an Israeli declaration for the end of the grinding of the peace processor."

Jordan’s foreign minister, Ayman Safadi, said in a statement that annexation of Israel’s West Bank settlements would fan the flames of conflict around the region

Netanyahu made no mention of what he would do with the territory’s more than 2 million Paleostinian residents.

Palestinians say Netanyahu's Jordan Valley annexation bid 'destroys all chances of peace'

[ALARABY.CO.UK] A senior Paleostinian official said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pledge to annex the Jordan Valley if re-elected destroyed all chances of Israeli-Paleostinian peace.

"He is not only destroying the two-state solution, he is destroying all chances of peace," bigwig Hanan Ashrawi told AFP.

"This is a total game changer."

Saeb Erekat
...negotiated the Oslo Accords with Israel. He has been chief Paleostinian negotiator since 1995. He is currently negotiating with Israel to establish a de jure Paleostinian state...
, the chief Paleostinian negotiator, said the annexation would be "manifestly illegal".

He called on the international community to "act now to prevent Netanyahu and his allies from burying any remaining prospects for peace".

Earlier on Tuesday, Netanyahu said he would immediately annex the Jordan Valley, a strategically important part of the occupied West Bank, if he were re-elected on September 17.

He also reiterated his intention to annex Israeli settlements throughout the West Bank if re-elected, saying it would be done in coordination with US President Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
but without giving a time frame.

The Jordan Valley accounts for around one-third of the West Bank and Israeli right-wing politicians have long viewed the area as a part of the territory they would never retreat from.

Israeli settlements are located in what is known as Area C of the West Bank, which accounts for some 60 percent of the territory, including the vast majority of the Jordan Valley.

Netanyahu said his annexation plans would not include Paleostinian cities, such as the Jordan Valley's Jericho.

Ashrawi said the move, which would leave the Paleostinian government with self-rule over a number of cities in the West Bank, was "worse than apartheid".

"He is trying to take the land without the people and saying you are free to leave," she added.

"In every (Israeli) election we pay the price, with our rights, with our lands."

A front man for Paleostinian Islamist movement Hamas, one of the armed feet of the Moslem Brüderbund millipede, accused Netanyahu of seeking "right-wing votes by selling the illusion to his public that he can occupy Paleostinian land forever."

Separately, a senior Hamas official Bassem Naim predicted it could "lead to a kaboom".
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: PLO

#1  You ain't seen nothing yet Ahmads (and your "western" friends too)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2019 0:45 Comments || Top||

#2  ...could inflame the Middle East

And it isn't now?

Seething, it's what's for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and the late-night snack.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/12/2019 9:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Hasten the day, insha Allan.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/12/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#4  Palestainians welcomed the move as there's now more isreal to fight now.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/12/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

Iran says Adrian Darya tanker oil was sold at sea to private company
[Jpost] Iran's envoy to London said on Wednesday the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 was sold at sea to a private company, denying Tehran had broken assurances it had given over the vessel, but he insisted EU's Syria sanctions did not apply to Tehran.

"At (the) meeting with the British Foreign Secretary, it was emphasized that British authorities' action against the tanker carrying Iranian oil was in violation of international law," ambassador Hamid Baeidinejad said on Twitter after being summoned in London.

"EU sanctions cannot be extended to third countries. Despite numerous threats by America, the tanker sold its oil at sea to a private company and has not violated any obligation," Baeidinejad added.

"The private company ... (which is ) the owner of the oil sets the sale destination of the oil," Baeidinejad told the state news agency IRNA.

Britannia said on Tuesday 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...
had sold the oil cargo of tanker Adrian Darya 1 to Syria, breaking assurances it had given over the vessel which were tossed into the calaboose in Gibraltar for a suspected breach of Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union sanctions.

Iran said on Sunday the tanker has delivered its oil after docking somewhere in the Mediterranean region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/12/2019 01:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  "Not me!"
"Wasn't us!"
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 13:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Is the US really impotent? C'mon, what ever happen to our "rapid respond" team? Do we still have one (if we ever did)?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 09/12/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
Al Qaeda leader calls for new terror attacks against US, allies
[NYPOST] Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri
...Formerly second in command of al-Qaeda, now the head cheese, occasionally described as the real brains of the outfit. Formerly the Mister Big of Egyptian Islamic Jihad. Bumped off Abdullah Azzam with a car boom in the course of one of their little disputes. Is thought to have composed bin Laden's fatwa entitled World Islamic Front Against Jews and Crusaders. Currently residing in the North Wazoo area assuming he's not dead like Mullah Omar. He lost major face when he ordered the nascent Islamic State to cease and desist and merge with the orthodox al-Qaeda spring, al-Nusra...
called for Islamic murderous Moslems to strike at the US, Israel and their "Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an allies" in a new video tied to the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

In an Arabic-language speech addressed to "Moslem brothers the world over," al-Zawahiri urged his followers to be "inventive and creative" as they concoct their diabolical plans.

"The interests of Israel and its American, British, French, Russian, and European allies are spread all over the world," he said, according to an English-language transcript distributed with the video.

"So just as they conspire and join forces against us everywhere, we must chase them down everywhere ‐ at a time and place of our choosing."

Al-Zawahiri noted that that "18 years have passed since the blessed raids in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania" and also appeared to reference President Trump’s recent decision to cancel secret peace talks with the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
"The Islamic Emirate dealt severe blows to America. This is why the Americans showed keenness to negotiate with them a withdrawal from Afghanistan," he said.

The 33-minute recording was discovered Wednesday morning by Raphael Gluck, co-founder of JihadOScope, a company that monitors terrorist communications on the Web and elsewhere.

The video ‐ produced by al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, "Al Sahab Media" ‐ was uploaded to several Internet cloud-computing storage sites after being "teased" in messages posted Tuesday on the encrypted Telegram app, he said.
The Times of Israel adds:
SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks online activity of jihadist groups, reported that in a video released by the militant group, the 68-year-old al-Zawahri also criticizes “backtrackers” from jihad, referring to former jihadis who changed their views in prison and called the 9/11 attacks unacceptable because innocent civilians were harmed.

“If you want Jihad to be focused solely on military targets, the American military has presence all over the world, from the East to the West,” he said. “Your countries are littered with American bases, with all the infidels therein and the corruption they spread.”

As an indicator of when the speech may have been recorded, al-Zawahri references US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the Golan Heights as Israeli territory, which was announced on March 25. He calls on Palestinians to seek “martyrdom” by attacking Israelis with a suicide vest in response.
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [218 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  I have an idea. Why not just kill everyone he knows or has ever loved ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/12/2019 10:47 Comments || Top||

Trump Threatens Terrorists During 9/11 Memorial Speech: ‘We Will Go Wherever They Are’
[DAILYCALLER] 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......
warned potential turbans during his 9/11 memorial speech on Wednesday that the United States will seek them out and destroy them, "wherever they are."

The president spoke at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon on the eighteenth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.

"We come here in the knowledge that we cannot erase the pain or reverse the evil of that dark and wretched day," Trump said. "But we offer you all that we have ‐ our unwavering loyalty, our undying devotion, and our eternal pledge that your loved ones will never, ever be forgotten."

Trump also addressed his canceled peace talks with the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
, noting that the terror organization showed "unrelenting weakness" by killing 12 people prior to a scheduled meeting at Camp David. (RELATED: Senate Passes 9/11 Compensation Bill)

"The last four days we have hit our enemy harder than they have ever been hit before. And that will continue," the president asserted. "And if for any reason, they come back to our country, we will go wherever they are, and use power the likes of which the United States has never used before. And I’m not even talking about nuclear power. They will never have seen anything like what will happen to them. No enemy on Earth can match the overwhelming strength, skill, and might of the American armed forces."
Posted by: Fred || 09/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [162 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Immediately after 9/11 Bush made similar threats.

Ultimately the West hasn't even been willing to deliberately hurt the enemy's feelings e.g. by going so far as to name the enemy.

In light of the last 18 years, why would any rational observer classify this as more than empty bluster?
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/12/2019 5:34 Comments || Top||

#2  "We will go wherever they are."

I say again, bomb Quetta. Bomb the shit out of it. If not a nuke, then a couple of MOABS at least. Sure, it'll have collateral, but the people there are miserable anyway. The CIA knows exactly where to bomb the leadership. Where their wives and families dwell, funded and kept in good health by admirers from all islamic nations. Do them like they did you.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/12/2019 5:52 Comments || Top||

#3  The CIA knows

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2019 5:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Of course it does. Most of the leadership's wives and families reside in protected cottages in Phase I and II of Faisal Town, Quetta. They visit them too I'll bet. The Masjid Al Islamia north of Jinnah town is a meeting place for several ideologues and leaders who serve dual positions in the Tehreek and as facilitators of the link between ISI and taliban. But this is common knowledge even in the 'Stain. You ask a village idiot in Balochistan 'where is the taliban territory ?' He'll point you to it. In addition, there's real estate owned by mullah baradar and friends transferred over to them directly by Pakistain in 2016. There's supposed to be a law institute there for Balochis, but not one Balochi studies there. So what's it for ?

I'm sure with better intel, some will and coordination a decisive strike, or even a proxy strike would be effective. Ohhh, if India had the testicular fortitude... sigh.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/12/2019 6:17 Comments || Top||

#5  What I meant, they're so deeply involved in regime changes: both home and abroad; it hardly leaves time for anything else.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/12/2019 6:37 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Supreme Court rules Donald Trump CAN deny asylum to almost ALL migrants who try and cross the Southern Border: President celebrates a win in his immigration crackdown and slams the Democrats for 'not doing anything'
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/12/2019 09:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [247 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course he / we can. Every sovereign nation has the right to defend its borders and enforce its immigration laws.

End this open-borders shitshow.

Zero tolerance for illegal aliens.

End this madness.
Posted by: Lex || 09/12/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#2  new asylum rules do not apply to the mex border w Cal and AZ

so 'almost all' is an exaggeration
Posted by: lord garth || 09/12/2019 12:10 Comments || Top||

#3  'Apply sovereignty' to Cal.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/12/2019 15:14 Comments || Top||

#4  new asylum rules do not apply to the mex border w Cal and AZ

It does apply to all the border until the Supreme Court rules on the case.

They were both trumped by Supreme Court, which will allow the asylum restriction to remain in place until the underlying legality of the rule is determined at trial.

Posted by: Fat Bob Thrang1674 || 09/12/2019 19:44 Comments || Top||

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