In other news of weed, Neil Young becomes a U.S. citizen. He says the citizenship process was slow-walked because of his love for the wacky tobaccy
(Could have been too stoned to find a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office.--just sayin)
He's lost his mind after he left his wife, Peggy, and hooked up with Daryl Hannah.
Posted by: Frank G ||
01/25/2020 11:47 Comments ||
But I thought Neil's latest obsession was Evil Monsanto, taking over the world and forcing 'Mer'kin FrankenFoods on the good people... why does he want to abandon the Great White (and Pure) North for such an evil rotten no-good corporate-dominated hellhole?
Seduced by Southern girl ("yore hair is golden-browwwwwnnn...")?
[France24] Four male employees of a French Christian NGO, three French nationals and one Iraqi, have been missing in Baghdad since Monday, the charity announced Friday.
The four members of the influential SOS Chretiens d'Orient (Christians of the Middle East) charity went missing near the French embassy in the Iraqi capital, the organisation's director Benjamin Blanchard told a press conference in Paris.
No ransom demand has been received as yet and no group has claimed responsibility for their disappearance, he added.
SOS Chretiens d'Orient has been working with persecuted Christians in Iraq since 2014 when Islamic State jihadists overran the province of Mosul, displacing tens of thousands of minority Christians and Yazidis.
It is principally active in the Iraqi Kurdish capital Arbil, where many Christians sought refuge.
The missing workers were in Baghdad "to renew their visas and register the association with Iraqi authorities," Blanchard said.
They were also due to inspect the group's activities in the city, including the opening of a new school.
They left their hotel by car for a meeting "which posed no problem," Blanchard said, adding that French and Iraqi authorities were working together to try locate them.
The NGO's director described the men as "experienced staff members who have been working with us for years" and who had "perfect knowledge of conflict zones".
[TWITTER] Four aid workers for a French Christian charity disappeared this week in Baghdad at at time of heightened tension in Iraq, the organization said Friday,
The charity, SOS Chrétiens d’Orient, said the four ‐ three French citizens and an Iraqi ‐ failed to show up for a scheduled meeting Tuesday afternoon and have not been heard from since. All four had prior experience in crisis zones and were staying at a hotel that regularly hosts international guests. They were in Baghdad primarily for administrative reasons, to renew visas and register the charity with the Iraqi government.
The group said there have been no ransom demands. French and Iraqi authorities are cooperating in the investigation.
The four went missing during a time of heightened tensions in Iraq after a U.S. dronezap on Baghdad airport that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and a senior Iraqi militia commander, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The attack has drawn anger from Iraqi officials from across the political divide and lead to a Jan. 5 non-binding parliamentary resolution to oust U.S. troops from the country.
[Rudaw] Nearly three dozen US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries or concussion in this month’s Iranian air strike on a military base in Iraq, the Pentagon said on Friday.
"Thirty-four total members have been diagnosed with concussions and TBI (traumatic brain injury)," Pentagon front man Jonathan Hoffman told news hounds.
President Donald Trump ...Perhaps no man has ever had as much fun being president of the US... had initially said that no Americans were maimed in the strike on the Ain al-Asad base in western Iraq on the night of January 7-8 although authorities later reported that 11 troops were maimed.
Hoffman said that 17 of the victims had been initially transferred to Germany to receive treatment, eight of whom arrived back in the US on Friday.
"They will continue to receive treatment in the United States, either at Walter Reed (a military hospital near Washington) or at their home bases," he told a presser at the Pentagon.
The nine other victims who were flown to Germany "are still undergoing evaluation and treatment there", he added.
Seventeen other troops who were treated in the region have returned to duty in Iraq.
The airbase was targeted in retaliation for the US killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a dronezap in Baghdad on January 3.
The base is one of the largest in Iraq, with 1,500 US troops making up the bulk of a coalition presence directly adjacent to thousands of Iraqi forces.
[IsraelTimes] IDF soldiers defuse booby-trapped ball discovered Thursday in open area near the border; another suspicious device found in the area Friday.
Paleostinians 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 apparently used balloons to float a soccer ball attached to an bomb into Israel, as part of an uptick in arson balloon attacks in recent days.
Photos showed the bright orange ball, which was discovered in an open area of the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council on Thursday, with a device taped to it.
Soldiers from the IDF’s Engineering Corps were called to the scene and defused the device, according to the Ynet news site.
No was injured by the explosives-laden ball, which appeared to be another attempt to target children. Many of the attacks have been launched on brightly colored balloons and local children have been warned not to approach them.
On Friday another suspicious object apparently flown from Gaza with balloons was found in the Sha’ar Hanegev Regional Council
Police officers were dispatched to a field where the device landed.
Meh. They should see what the Visigoths did to Rome.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
01/25/2020 0:25 Comments ||
JERUSALEM: Israeli police they are investigating after a “room was ignited” in a mosque on the outskirts of Jerusalem and Hebrew graffiti was found on an outside wall. The graffiti was hard to make out but appears to have been left by ultranationalist Israelis. ... The mosque is in the Arab neighborhood of Beit Safafa..., Israel captured east Jerusalem along with the West Bank in the 1967 Middle East war. The Palestinians want both areas as part of their future state.
[Jpost] Three Syrian army servicemen were killed and eight maimed in the last 24 hours by gunfire from gunnies in the Syrian city of Aleppo, RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing the Russian defense ministry.
It said the Syrian army had thwarted an attack by up to 70 gunnies west of Aleppo.
Eight civilians were also killed and 22 maimed by gunfire from gunnies in the past 24 hours, RIA reported.
Loyalists of the Iran-backed Amal Movement led by Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri attack residents of southern Beirut’s Jnah neighborhood, calling them “traitors” and telling them to protest elsewhere, videos show.https://t.co/jiwuCJkzJSpic.twitter.com/FTtCImP3Zc
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.