Not that any of this matters, but NATO and America want it so they go through the motions.
[ToloNews] The Afghan Republic and the Taliban ...Arabic for students... negotiators held their third meeting on Thursday evening after over a month-long deadlock in the talks with the main focus on the agenda of the negotiators, officials confirmed.
The meeting was held in working group level that is aimed at finalizing the agenda of the negotiations.
NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis.... ambassadors in the meeting reiterated the alliance's longstanding support to ANDSF, peace, ceasefire, protection of gains and democracy in Afghanistan, the statement said.
The Treasury Department said it would block assets and criminalize transactions with the Rapid Intervention Force, which a declassified intelligence report said was answerable to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, as well as former intelligence official Ahmad Hassan Mohammed al-Asiri.
"We have made absolutely clear that extraterritorial threats and assaults by Saudi Arabia against activists, dissidents and journalists must end. They will not be tolerated by the United States," Blinken said in a statement.
Posted by: Fred ||
02/27/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia
Can you just imagine what would leap into a US created vacuum in KSA? Not fuzzy bunnies, no sir Bob!
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/27/2021 8:41 Comments ||
Beginning in 1993 Khasshoggi served as an apologist for the Al Qaeda. His interview with Bin Laden left no question as to where his allegiance was when it came to Saudi Arabia. Many observers actually wondered why it took Riyadh so long to kill him.
Expect the Saudis to push up oil prices in response and diversify arms supplies to Russia, China and Europe. Combined with the Biden admin ban on new fracking = $4/gal gas ($5 in Calif) and all the bad fallout from it.
[IsraelTimes] Shamima Begum had her citizenship stripped for joining terror group; legal battle seen as test of how Britannia will treat nationals who join jihadists.
Britannia’s highest court on Friday rejected a bid by a woman who was stripped of her UK citizenship for joining the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS 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 to return to the UK to challenge the decision.
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Posted by: trailing wife ||
02/27/2021 02:49 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
This is (ha) so (ha ha) unbelievably (ha ha ha ha) tragic!
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/27/2021 6:54 Comments ||
MCB (Muslim Council of Britain) lawyers are queuing.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
02/27/2021 9:49 Comments ||
No worries, she'll qualify for Zhou Bei-Den's "asylum" plan.
[OneIndia] The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against 11 members of the al-Qaeda module from West Bengal and Kerala.
The case was registered by the NIA based on information about an Al Qaeda inspired module operating in the states of West Bengal and Kerala under the leadership of Murshid Hasan.
The members of this module were in the advanced stage of a conspiracy to execute terrorist attacks in different parts of the country. In well synchronised raids conducted on last year in Kerala and Bengal, nine Lions of Islam were arrested. Subsequently two more operatives were arrested from West Bengal.
Investigation revealed that Murshid Hasan was in touch with Al Qaeda handlers based in Pakistain and Bangladesh and had received instructions along with radical propaganda material through encrypted social media platforms from them.
Murshid Hasan along with his other associates conspired to radicalise and recruit more individuals into the Al Qaeda. They disseminated radical material through social media and encrypted chat platforms with an intention to radicalise and recruit others for establishing an Islamic State ...formerly ISIS 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.... by waging violent mostly peaceful jihad in India.
Investigation also revealed that the group members planned to attack individuals whom they consider Kafirs. The group members had conducted a series of conspiratorial meetings for raising funds for the purchase of arms and ammunitions/kabooms, radicalising and recruiting more members and charting out the future course of action including establishing a Markaz ( a training centre for providing religious and weapons training to new recruits).
The accused persons were also in active communication with an arms dealer through their foreign based handlers and were planning to receive a consignment of sophisticated arms and ammunitions in New Delhi.
However, a hangover is the wrath of grapes... their nefarious plans were obviated by their timely arrest by NIA. The accused persons were planning to attack among others, an India based Bangladeshi blogger for his views expressed on social media.
President Dr Arif Alvi Thursday cautioned India not to take Pakistan lightly as the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) was second to none having proven its efficiency by shooting down an Indian aircraft in Balakot area on February 27, 2019.https://t.co/827fH3ndpO
[AnNahar] A U.S. Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi gang, killing at least one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020... The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and maimed a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.
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[AlAhram] The Iraqi military on Friday denied exchanging information with the United States regarding targeting certain locations inside Syria, the state news agency reported, after Washington launched air strikes against Iran-backed militias.
The military said that Iraq's cooperation with the U.S.-led coalition was limited to fighting Islamic State ...formerly ISIS 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....
[AnNahar] Syria's complex battle ground includes tens of thousands of fighters from several nationalities trained and armed by regime ally Iran, a deployment that has worried the United States and Israel.
Around 15,000 proxy fighters from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistain are deployed in Deir Ezzor, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitor.
The eastern province of Deir Ezzor near the frontier with Iraq is a key hub for Iran's footmen, including Iraqi militia fighters, at least 22 of whom were killed in a U.S. strike there Thursday according to a war monitor.
With these fighters coming under greater scrutiny following the latest U.S. attack, AFP takes a look at the patchwork of Iran-backed forces stationed in the mostly non-existent border region between Syria and Iraq.
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