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Will Julian Assange Die in Prison? Is that why a "dead man" data dump just took place?
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Afghanistan
Farah City’s Security Has Improved: Residents
[ToloNews] Farah city residents expressed happiness over the improvement in security after this summer’s heavy festivities between Afghan cops and the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
on the city’s outskirts.

However,
there's more than one way to stuff a chicken...
they asked that security forces step up their efforts to improve the situation in other parts of the province, where, according to them, threats still exist.

"The security situation in the city of Farah has improved over the past few months. The security forces made a lot of effort. We want more efforts to ensure the security of the whole province," said Naqibullah, a Farah resident.

"The security situation in the city of Farah has improved. There were lots of liquidation cases, there were festivities, but now the situation is better," said Abdul Sattar, a Farah resident.

Security officials said the outskirts of the city of Farah have been cleared of gunnies and their hideouts have been destroyed.

"We defused 116 different types of mines from different parts of the city of Farah over the past two months," said Mohibullah Mohib, a front man for the Farah police.

According to local officials, many investors left the province after an increase of threats and security incidents in the province began two years ago.

But the NDS chief in Farah, Samad Shams, said investors should remain within Farah because their safety will be ensured by Afghan forces who are attempting to fully clear the province of murderous Moslems.

"They should not transfer their capital to other provinces. We are fully committed to ensuring their safety," Shams said.

A member of the provincial council, Dadullah, also called for more military operations in the villages and districts of the province, not just in Farah city.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2019 00:20 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [93 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Cyber
Twitter accounts push 'propaganda photos' of Turkish soldiers
[Rudaw] As Ottoman Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October, supporters of the offensive launched a different kind of campaign ‐ online.

Dozens of images claiming to show The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
’s soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying elderly women spread across Twitter and Instagram where they were liked, retweeted and viewed thousands of times thanks also to popular hashtags.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2019 01:14 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Europe
Anti-Semitic hate crimes in Sweden rise by 53% to all-time high
[IsraelTimes] Swedish Jews suffered 280 attacks in 2018; overall, number of racist assaults in country jumps 69% since 2016.
Sven and Ole getting aggressive? What else could it be.....?

Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Damn those Lutherans, anyhow.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/09/2019 8:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Grenade attacks are also on the rise. I wonder if there is some connection...
Posted by: SteveS || 11/09/2019 9:49 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey to send foreign IS jihadists home from Monday: Minister
[AlAhram] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
will start sending foreign jihadists back to their home countries next week, Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told state news agency Anadolu on Friday.

"Now we are telling you that we are going to send them back to you. We are starting this on Monday," Soylu said, referring to members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....

group (IS).

Earlier this week, Soylu said Turkey had nearly 1,200 foreign members of IS in jug, and had captured 287 during its recent operation in northern Syria.

Turkey has criticised Western countries for refusing to repatriate their citizens who left to join IS in Syria and Iraq, and stripping some of them of their citizenship.

It remains unclear whether Turkey will be able to repatriate those who have lost their citizenship.

Although under the New York Convention of 1961, it is illegal to leave someone stateless, several countries, including Britannia and La Belle France, have not ratified it, and recent cases have triggered prolonged legal battles.

Britannia has stripped more than 100 people of their citizenship for allegedly joining jihadist groups abroad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/09/2019 02:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  The logistics will be interesting. Going to fly them in on Turkish military aircraft? On regularly scheduled commercial flights? Or just smuggle them back home?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/09/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Horse trailers would work.
Posted by: jpal || 11/09/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Closed Refrigerated Trailers.

Should take a week or so for transport.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 11/09/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Indian Troops Use Israeli Drones to Combat Smuggling on Border with Bangladesh
[SPUTNIKNEWS] Checking illegal cross-border activities and preventing cattle smuggling has been a challenge for Indian security forces. The use of drones is seen as vital to countering this menace, media reports said.

India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) has confirmed the acquisition of Israeli-made equipment to curb such incidents on the country’s 4,156km-long (2,582-mile-long) border with Bangladesh.

These include tethered drones, thermal imaging cameras, Electro Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) sensors (used for military or law enforcement applications) underwater and underground sensors, as well as pan‐tilt‐zoom (PTZ) cameras.

The Indo-Bangladesh border is the fifth longest in the world and spans five Indian states ‐ Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, and West Bengal.

The Israeli-tethered drones, each worth about $52,000, are equipped with day and night vision cameras that capture images over a two-kilometre distance and from a height of 150 metres.

They are used to capture images of cattle smugglers crossing the border between both countries.

Having aerial surveillance from a sufficient height offers a distinct advantage, as they are not affected by high winds and also get continuous power supply, a BSF officer said.

He further stated that patrolling the Indo-Bangladesh border at some points is difficult because of the vast sand bars (submerged or partly exposed ridges of sand or coarse sediment created by water) and several river channels, especially during the monsoon season.

The objective is to send out a message of deterrence, even though smugglers are aware that they are under constant watch, the officer said.

To counter the aggressive surveillance mounted by border forces, smugglers have adopted strategies like blending in with the local population, deploying Indian villagers to carry out smuggling operations, and paying people to act as lookouts.

In the recent past, smugglers have been arrested while sneaking cattle through culverts located under border roads and tying the animals on plantain trunks and setting them afloat on rivers and streams.

Using hollow papaya stems as snorkels to breathe underwater, they also guide cattle across the border.

Last year, the Indian government launched a smart-fencing Comprehensive Integrated Border Management System (CIBMS) project along the Indo-Bangladesh border in the Dhubri district of Assam State.

The project, inspired by Israeli technology, entails installing technical and electronic systems along the unfenced riverine area of Lower Assam.

A data network of the riverine border separating both countries is generated and managed by microwave communication, optical fibre cables, digital mobile radio (DMR) communication, day and night surveillance cameras and border protection radar systems.

Seized cattle are offered up for public auction under strict scrutiny to stop cattle smugglers from reclaiming them.

Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under:

#1 
Cowthieves and Indians. You have to hand it to thieves though. All this trouble to steal cattle.

"¡Madre de Dios! Imposiblé ! Err, Senora please state your name... ?"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/09/2019 3:54 Comments || Top||


Pakistan's Military Overrules Most of PM Imran Khan's Decisions on Kartarpur Corridor
[SPUTNIKNEWS] Pakistain Prime Minister Imran Khan
...aka The Great Khan, who ain't the brightest knife in the national drawer...
had said on 1 November that Indians visiting the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara would not require passports. He had also waived the $20 fee per pilgrim, for the inaugural day on 9 November.

A day ahead of the inauguration of the historic religious corridor, Pakistain told India on Friday that it will charge each Indian pilgrim visiting the Kartarpur Gurudwara a $20 fee.

The development came a day after the Pakistain army overruled Prime Minister Khan’s decision to allow pilgrims to visit the Sikh shrine located in Narowal district of Pakistain passport-free.

On Wednesday, Pakistain military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Islamabad would not show any leniency towards those using the agreed corridor.

The Pakistain prime minister had promised to waive visa fees on the day of the inauguration which coincides with the commemoration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh religion.

As per the agreement signed between the two countries on 24 October, Indians were required to carry valid passports and pay $20 for each visit.

Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Seven cases of extinct poliovirus detected
[DAWN]

Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  I had to be sure it wasn't California.
Posted by: Bobby || 11/09/2019 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  "Extinct" I don't think this word means that you think it means.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru PB || 11/09/2019 10:50 Comments || Top||

#3  I could swear I've seen neanderthals in Pakistain. They sort of blend in, wearing those kaftans. And that beard is good camouflage too.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 11/09/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||


Nawaz instructs Shehbaz to support JUI-F in his absence
[TWITTER]
To Nawaz's Prosecutor,

Nawaz cannot go to prison because he is sick.

(signed)
Nawaz's late mother


We should get medals, too. And we should be in charge, not you.


"So what's actually wrong with Nawaz?"
"He's sick."
"That's yer diagnosis, doc?"
"He's really sick."


"I really, really wanted to be president. My mom said I could. So the only way I could lose was if they cheated."


Imran disproves allegations he's stoopid.

Posted by: Fred || 11/09/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan



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Sat 2019-11-09
  Will Julian Assange Die in Prison? Is that why a "dead man" data dump just took place?
Fri 2019-11-08
  WikiLeaks just dropped their databomb
Thu 2019-11-07
  Extremist outfit Allahr Dal banned in Bangladesh
Wed 2019-11-06
  Mexico Deploys Forces to Northern State After Nine US Mormons Killed
Tue 2019-11-05
  Three American Mormon mothers and six of their children are EXECUTED
Mon 2019-11-04
  Report: Turkey-backed militia attacks American troops in Syria
Sun 2019-11-03
  Three people detained in connection with Swedish explosion
Sat 2019-11-02
  Iraqis pour into streets for biggest protest day since Saddam
Fri 2019-11-01
  Iraqi President Salih says PM Abdul-Mahdi willing to resign, vows early polls
Thu 2019-10-31
  Confirmed: The Emir is dead! Long live the new Emir!
Wed 2019-10-30
  Islamic State Promises Big Announcement
Tue 2019-10-29
  Trump: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops.
Mon 2019-10-28
  Baghdadi's aide was key to his capture - Iraqi intelligence sources
Sun 2019-10-27
   ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Killed
Sat 2019-10-26
  Pentagon chief: US troops, armored vehicles going to Syria oil fields

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