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Afghanistan
Politicians Slam Hekmatyar for Threatening Statements
[ToloNews] Abdullah Abdullah
...the former foreign minister of the Northern Alliance government, advisor to Masood, and candidate for president against both Karzai and Ghani. Dr. Abdullah was born in Kabul and is half Tadjik and half Pashtun. He also held the meaningless salaried sop position as CEO of Afghanistan, while Ghani was president...
, head of the High Council for National Reconciliation, on Monday reacted to remarks by Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
... who used to be known in intelligence circles as The Most Evil Man in the World but who now seems merely run-of-the-mill evil...
, calling them "the language of threat and insult," saying such talk "doesn't work" in Afghanistan and it is not what the people expect from their politicians.

Addressing an event on Sunday, Hekmatyar warned of holding big protests and surrounding the Presidential Palace if Hizb-e-Islami prisoners are not released by the government.

"If you didn’t understand, be sure that this move will result in your removal," Hekmatyar said.

Abdullah said that Afghanistan needs peaceful messages that encourage mutual respect.

"My message to our own politicians will be that the country needs the message of calm, the message of peace, messages of respect. The language of insults or threats has not worked in the country and the people do not expect it," Abdullah said. "Unfortunately, from time to time when we have the microphone in a sort of agitated crowd, sometimes messages are not helpful, but I hope that we all see the interest of the nation is in working together, in unity and in the support of an acceptable, dignified and durable peace."

First Vice President Amrullah Saleh called Hekmatyar’s remarks "a political joke" while the CEO of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, Ata Mohammad Noor, said Hekmatyar is raising his voice to remove the system from a house that is rented for him by the government, and called Hekmatyar's statement "ridiculous."

"The language of hatred, the language of humiliation, the language of war, the language of coup, were revived and he drew the sword in front of all Afghans to say that he is the champ. We haven’t seen you act like a champion," said Ahmad Wali Masoud, head of the Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  Hate it when you are "Called Out"... Well do this..


Problem Solved...Next
Posted by: Jairt the Florid8014 || 02/16/2021 3:00 Comments || Top||


Former NDS chief unveiled important ‘intelligence secrets’
Photos of the gentlemen in question with their little friends can be seen at the link.
[KhaamaPress] Rahmatullah Nabil, the former head of the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), has released the names and photos of those he claimed are carrying out assassinations across Kabul.

These individuals are directly facilitated and instructed by the Pak Inter-Services Intelligence
...the Pak military intelligence agency that controls the military -- heads of ISI typically get promoted into the Chief of Army Staff position. It serves as a general command center for favored turban groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, tries to influence the politix of neighboring countries, and carries out a (usually) low-level war against India in Kashmir...
Nabil posted the names and pictures of the three men in several tweets, saying these individuals are directly supported by Pakistain’s intelligence agency (ISI) and are involved in the assassinations and killings of innocent people in Afghanistan.

"I have repeatedly said, based on credible and well-documented information, that some of the attacks in Kabul are carried out by small terrorist groups under the direct guidance of Pak intelligence", Nabil said.

"Obviously, the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
cannot take a stand on this, because they are not independent and Pakistain has taken them hostage" besides, "the Taliban knows very well which groups are shedding the blood of innocent and defenseless Afghans under the direct guidance of Pak intelligence" and out of fear of ISI they cannot hold their ground against such atrocities.

Rahmatullah Nabil also said that the government has imposed information sanctions on him and does not want him to share such information.

According to Nabil, he has chosen media platforms to share such information with the security and defense forces.

"The man, Haji Ahmad Shah, has close ties to the ISI and Pakistain’s military intelligence (MI), with the support of Pak intelligence he has carried out many attacks in Kabul and other provinces", Nabil said.

He provides logistical and equipment support to the Taliban’s Haqqani network
...a branch of the Afghan Taliban, based in Pakistain. The network is a family business founded by the later Jalaluddin Haqqani...
and Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
in Afghanistan under the direction of Pak intelligence and also paves the path for terrorist activities to be conducted, Nabil hinted.

"Haji Ahmad Shah also travels to Kabul and has close contacts with some people who are actively involved in the current attacks in Kabul", Nabil added.

"The second man, Qari Jawad, is directly being supported and funded by the ISI", he also is responsible for leading at least 500 murderous Moslems in the region.

"Qari Jawad is active in Pashtun-infested Logar and Kabul districts, he is directly involved in the recent Kabul attacks".

The third person is Saifullah Mujahid Haqqani, who is responsible for training jacket wallahs and making IEDs and bombs, Nabil indicated.

He said Saifullah has ’considerable experience’ in this field and in terrorist activities.

"Saifullah Mujahid Haqqani is directly involved in highway bombings and assassinations, which he directs and implements under the instructions of Pak intelligence (ISI)".

This comes as Targeted killings and Magnetic IED blasts escalated across Afghanistan and no group or individual claims the responsibility for any type of atrocities and murders or terrorist acts.

Nabil by criticizing the government said that all of the terrorist activities are conducted through Taliban with the direct support of Pak intelligence, and that the government has "failed to detain" the perpetrators.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10802 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

#1  No, This Can Not Be,
I am SHOCKED,
Secrets Are Revealed !


Posted by: Hyperbolic Phony1688 || 02/16/2021 3:06 Comments || Top||


65 Human Rights Defenders, Journalists killed in 3 years: UNAMA
[KhaamaPress] United Nations
...an idea whose time has gone...
mission in Afghanistan in a report recorded a total of 65 Humans rights defenders and media professionals killed since January 2018 until January 2021, 32 individuals were killed from human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
sector and 33 were killed from the media sectors.

UNAMA reported on Monday that 11 Human rights defenders and media workers have died in different attacks since the start of peace negotiations from September 2020 to January 2021.

"The killings have had the broader impact across society of also diminishing expectations around efforts towards peace," UNAMA statement read.

Media space and human rights with many professionals have started exercising self-censorship in their works and duties, or they have quit their job or left their homes and country for the hopes of safety.

Many journalists and high-profile personalities fled the country, and that the killings had a broader impact on the society of news hounds and human rights defenders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I replied: "This is nothing but dreaming:
Let us on by this tremulous light!
Let us bathe in this crystalline light!
Its Pashtun splendour is beaming
With Hope and in Beauty tonight!—
See!—it flickers up the sky through the night!
Ah, we safely may trust to its gleaming,
And be sure it will lead us aright—
We safely may trust to a gleaming,
That cannot but guide us aright,
Since it flickers up to Kabul through the night."

Thus I pacified Wokeia and kissed her,
And tempted her out of her gloom—
And conquered her scruples and gloom;
And we passed to the end of the vista,
But were stopped by the door of a tomb—
By the door of a legended tomb;
And I said: "What is written, sweet sister,
On the door of this legended tomb?"
She replied: "UNAMA--UNAMA—Bada-Boom'
'Tis the vault of thy lost Unana-Ulalume!"
Posted by: Whaique Spawn of the Sith6980 || 02/16/2021 2:21 Comments || Top||

#2  Bravo!
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 6:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Ditto What Trailing Wife said...Brillo!
A Greta Poem if I ever read one.

Congratulations You WIn First Praise & Prize !
Since there are only three of us here, and Dominion can only account for one way voting.
YOU WIN!




PS - FILL IN THE DETAILS WHEN YOU GET A CHANCE
Posted by: Don Vito Spooking8987 || 02/16/2021 6:33 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Egyptian Delegation Arrives in Tripoli to Reopen Embassy
Normalcy approaches... and hopefully remains.
[LibyaReview] An Egyptian delegation is set to arrive in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Monday, to begin the reopening of the Egyptian Embassy in Tripoli, after a six year-halt.

Spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of National Accord (GNA), Mohammed Qiblawi said the visit was taking place as part of coordinated efforts between the two countries. A high-level Egyptian delegation had visited Tripoli in December 2020, and held meetings with senior GNA officials. The delegation included the Deputies of the Egyptian Defense Ministry, Foreign Ministry, and the Deputy Head of Egyptian Intelligence. The visit was the first of its kind since 2014 by Egyptian officials to Tripoli.

The GNA’s Foreign Ministry has said the meeting came within the framework of "advancing Libyan-Egyptian relations and widening our horizons."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:


France to Meet Sahel Leaders as it Mulls Troop Drawdown
[AnNahar] La Belle France and five allies gather on Monday to discuss the Sahel's jihadist insurgency, with Gay Paree looking for support enabling it to cut French troop numbers in the strife-torn region.

Leaders of the so-called G5 Sahel -- Burkina Faso
...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other...
, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger -- are to attend the two-day summit in the Chadian capital N'Djamena, with French President Emmanuel Macron attending via videolink.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Deja vu. Similar to French press releases in January-March 2013.
Posted by: b || 02/16/2021 7:09 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
'PKK terrorists' responsible for deaths of Turkish hostages: US
[AlAhram] Price said Blinken spoke by phone with Cavusoglu on Monday and 'emphasized the longstanding importance of the US-Ottoman Turkish bilateral relationship" and "our shared interest in countering terrorism'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Ottoman Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Monday that "PKK terrorists" bore responsibility for the deaths of Ottoman Turkish hostages in northern Iraq.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
had accused the United States of supporting "terrorists" after Washington declined to immediately back Ankara's claim that Kurdish Lions of Islam had executed 13 Ottoman Turkish nationals in Iraq.

"The Secretary expressed condolences for the deaths of Ottoman Turkish hostages in northern Iraq and affirmed our view that PKK forces of Evil bear responsibility," State Department front man Ned Price said in a statement.

The Ottoman Turkish anger was directed at a US State Department statement on Sunday saying Washington "deplores the death of Ottoman Turkish citizens" but awaits further confirmation of Ankara's version of events.

Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
...Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
branded Washington's response "a farce" and the Ottoman Turkish foreign ministry summoned US Ambassador David Satterfield to express Ankara's displeasure "in the strongest possible terms."

Price said Blinken spoke by phone with Cavusoglu on Monday and "emphasized the longstanding importance of the US-Ottoman Turkish bilateral relationship" and "our shared interest in countering terrorism."

He said Blinken also urged Turkey "not to retain the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile system."
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel hints it may not engage Biden on Iran nuclear strategy
[JPost] - Israel held out the possibility on Tuesday that it would not engage with US President Joe Biden on strategy regarding the Iranian nuclear program, urging tougher sanctions and a "credible military threat" against its arch-enemy.

The remarks by Israel's envoy to Washington came at a touchy juncture for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Up for re-election next month, he has revived his hard line on Iran while not yet having any direct communication with Biden.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/16/2021 10:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The article today about Vice Premier Harris taking calls crom first tier foreign leaders like Canada and France makes it clear that talking to Bidet would be and utter waste of time. He is literally a hand puppet incapable of complex interaction.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 02/16/2021 13:11 Comments || Top||

#2  I can see Israel making a deal with Iran to force Biden to suspend the US nuclear weapons program. That's how much I think of Biden.
Posted by: jpal || 02/16/2021 13:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Smart move - Biden would give it to the Obama staff Iranians without blinking an eye.
Posted by: Deadeye Jaiting7534 || 02/16/2021 16:04 Comments || Top||


Hamas court rules women need guardian’s approval to travel
Recep Tayip Erdogan likes to talk about riding the train until until it gets to the right station, then getting off. Getting off clearly does not end with being elected, but rather becoming Saudi Arabia as it was a few years ago. It’s like socialism is the slow road to full communism, compared to communism, which is the violent, quick road to exactly the same place.
[IsraelTimes] Decision prompts criticism of Gazoo-ruling terror group on social media, with activist accusing it of ‘going backwards in protecting human rights’

A Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth",-run Islamic court in the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip has ruled that women require the permission of a male guardian to travel, further restricting movement in and out of the territory that has been blockaded by Israel and Egypt since the terror group seized power.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 01:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10799 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  But She has a Guardian, The Guardian (ok 3 Star Guardian)
Posted by: Gleaper Spawn of the Heathen Rus5464 || 02/16/2021 2:51 Comments || Top||

#2 

Such culture norms and Muslim community practices already have a small foothold in the USA thanks to the US Socialist Democrat Party. Their Amnesty relocation agenda using Taxpayer $$$, has setup the congregation of Muslim Middle Eastern Communities in certain (D) run Metro area in key states. Atlanta, MN, WIS., ILL. and etc...


BTW: Have you ever asked yourself if the US Socialist Democrat Party is so Pro-GAY, Pro-Woman, Pro-5 sexes, pro-Abnormal. Why is it they bend over backward for a religion that Kills Homosexuals, Kills Transgenders and allow the men to have absolute control of the lives to females. Even Honor Killings coverups.

Posted by: NN2N1 || 02/16/2021 4:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Votes and Protection Money ?
Posted by: Don Vito Slomoling8987 || 02/16/2021 4:51 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
In message to Hezbollah, IAF practices striking 3,000 targets in 24 hours
[Jpost] The drill involved the entire Air Force, including technicians, ammunition officers, and reservists who were called up from home to participate.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/16/2021 10:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Iran threatens to end some nuclear inspections next week
[IsraelTimes] Iranian foreign ministry says it’ll prevent certain visits by UN watchdog if other parties to nuclear accord ’fail to meet their obligations’.

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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
on Monday reiterated its warning that it will halt certain nuclear inspections if other parties to the 2015 deal limiting the country’s atomic program "fail to meet their obligations" by February 21.

The Iranian foreign ministry said the move would see Iran end its adherence to the "additional protocol" of the nuclear accord, which prescribes intrusive inspections of its nuclear facilities.

"All these measures will be reversible, provided the other parties adhere to their obligations," ministry front man Saeed Khatibzadeh said, according to the official IRNA news agency.

Iran’s envoy to the ineffective International Atomic Energy Agency said the UN watchdog was informed of the move.

A bill passed by the conservative-dominated legislature in December, despite opposition from a reformist government, mandates the government to stop "the implementation of the additional protocol" to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on February 21, if the US does not lift unilateral sanctions or other key parties to the deal with Iran do not help Tehran to bypass those sanctions.

At present, such inspections are carried out under this protocol, in addition to regular IAEA inspections. Iran is threatening that the latter will continue but the former will stop.

Khatibzadeh’s warning came just days after the IAEA confirmed that Iran has started producing uranium metal, in a further violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

Uranium metal can be used as a component in nuclear weapons. Iran had signed up to a 15-year ban on "producing or acquiring plutonium or uranium metals or their alloys" under the so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), signed in 2015 with world powers.

Iran previously told the UN nuclear watchdog that it was advancing research on uranium metal production, saying it is aimed at providing advanced fuel for a research reactor in Tehran.

The European parties to the nuclear accord said Iran’s production of uranium metal undermined chances to fully realize the deal reducing sanctions in exchange for limits to its nuclear program.

The landmark deal between Iran and the United States, China, Russia, Britannia, La Belle France, and Germany to curb Tehran’s nuclear ambitions has been largely in tatters, since former US president Donald Trump
...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party...
withdrew from it in 2018 and reimposed harsh sanctions.

US President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Candidate for president in 2020. You're a lyin' dog-faced pony soldier...
has said he is ready to return to the deal if Iran returns to compliance. Both sides have demanded that the other act first to return to the deal, putting them at a stalemate, for the moment.

Recent Iranian breaches have included exceeding the stockpile limit on enriched uranium, enriching beyond the permitted purity level and using more advanced centrifuges than permitted under the deal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10801 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Yup, they are going to end the inspections, the personnel are -- ready -- aim --

Posted by: Captain Omavigum9359 || 02/16/2021 2:55 Comments || Top||


Iran says US move to seize oil shipment is 'act of piracy'
[AlAhram] "This shipment does not belong to the Iranian government. It belongs to the private sector," Foreign Ministry front man Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference

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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
said on Monday that a US move this month to seize a cargo of oil on the grounds that it came from Tehran was an act of piracy, adding that the shipment did not belong to the Iranian government.

Washington filed a lawsuit earlier this month to seize the cargo, alleging that Iran sought to mask the origin of the oil by transferring it to several vessels before it ended up aboard the Liberian-flagged Achilleas tanker destined for China.

Washington said the cargo contravened US terrorism regulations.

"This shipment does not belong to the Iranian government. It belongs to the private sector," Foreign Ministry front man Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference.

He did not elaborate on what he meant by the private sector.

The Achilleas last reported its position on Sunday as anchored within the Galveston Offshore Lightering Area, which is outside the US Gulf port of Galveston, Refinitiv ship tracking data showed on Monday.

A US official said last week that Washington had sold more than a million barrels of Iranian fuel seized under its sanctions programme last year.

Tensions have mounted between Washington and Tehran since 2018, when former US President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
abandoned Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with six major powers and reimposed sanctions on the country.

US President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Candidate for president in 2020. I had the great honor of being arrested with our UN Ambassador on the streets of Soweto, trying to get to see him on Robbens Island...
has pledged to revive the nuclear deal if Tehran returns to full compliance with the accord.

"It is very unfortunate that such an act of piracy is happening under the new US administration ... a solution should be found to stop such acts of piracy by anyone for any reason," the front man Khatibzadeh added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Seizing other countries property on the high seas and selling it off sure does look a lot like 17th century piracy. The British and French did this all the time.
Posted by: Elmung Hatrack5948 || 02/16/2021 1:17 Comments || Top||

#2 



AAArrrrr, What do we have here...a stowaway...


Wait till the Captain punishes you...
Posted by: Butch Bucket6832 || 02/16/2021 1:46 Comments || Top||

#3  WATCH THIS IF YOU DARE .....AAARRRRRR MATES!
Posted by: Don Vito Spooking8987 || 02/16/2021 5:06 Comments || Top||


Government
These Are the Three American Cities the Biden Admin Is Planning to Start Releasing Migrant In
[Townhall] The Department of Homeland Security will begin phase one of the Biden administration's new approach to immigration and asylum seekers on Friday by releasing thousands of migrants in three American cities over a two-week period.

The new plan, in stark contrast to the Trump administration's "Remain In Mexico" policy, will have DHS start releasing illegal aliens in San Diego, California; El Paso, Texas; and Brownsville, Texas, according to Breitbart and the Associated Press. Around 25,000 migrants will be let into the country through the first phase.

DHS plans to process and release about 300 migrants a day in both San Diego and El Paso, with plans to release about 100 migrants a day in Brownsville.

DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Friday, when the new plan was announced, they hope to have an online system to have illegal aliens apply for asylum virtually so they do not need to present themselves at the ports of entry on the southwest border.

Illegal aliens have already been released in the United States under the reinstated "catch and release" policy in some areas of Texas. Those illegal aliens have not undergone testing for COVID-19.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/16/2021 07:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

#1  Turning Texas Blue, one thousands of illegals at a time
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/16/2021 8:54 Comments || Top||

#2  DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Friday, when the new plan was announced, they hope to have an online system to have illegal aliens apply for asylum virtually so they do not need to present themselves at the ports of entry on the southwest border.

Cool - a Virtual Visa Express. We all know how well that program worked don't we? About 3,000 americanss found out very well on 9/11.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/16/2021 9:37 Comments || Top||

#3  "They hope to have an online system..."

And I hope to have a billion dollars.
Posted by: Tom || 02/16/2021 10:19 Comments || Top||

#4  hopefully the web site will perform as well as obumbles healthcare site
Posted by: Chris || 02/16/2021 10:22 Comments || Top||

#5  'After completing you online Visa application, please print this map to help you in your travels in the former United States of America'

Welcome to you new home.

Posted by: Elminesh Floluting9522 || 02/16/2021 11:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Frank F & Abu Uluque are getting new neighbors; I bet they're happy as pigs in shit...
Posted by: Raj || 02/16/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

#7  Ugh - Sorry, Frank G!
Posted by: Raj || 02/16/2021 13:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh, JOY!
Posted by: Frank G || 02/16/2021 13:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Must be alert for avacado raids...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 02/16/2021 18:20 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
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