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Salon Attacks The Declaration Of Independence
[DAILYWIRE] By JOSH HAMMER

The leftist ingrates at Salon have decided to "celebrate" Independence Day ‐ which is celebrated on July 4th for the sole reason that our beautiful republic's Declaration of Independence was ratified on that day in Philadelphia in 1776 ‐ today in a rather peculiar manner. In what can only be described as a dissemination of the most stereotypically woke of all stereotypically woke takes, the Salon dullards today tweeted: "Despite its positive impact on history, the #DeclarationOfIndependence was also a product of its time‐and bears some of the shortcomings of its era, including racism, sexism and prejudice against #NativeAmericans."

The accompanying piece, courtesy of an obscure Ph.D. named Matthew Rozsa, concludes that America's Founding Fathers "were fallible human beings, and some of their flaws had terrible consequences for people who were not fortunate enough to be born into privileged groups."

Here's the bad news: Human beings are fallible. We all come with flaws. Sometimes our feet and/or our pits stink. We pass gas at least a dozen times a day. We poop. We have the occasional unseemly thought.

We're not angels. Except for most children under ten, we're not even angelic.

Bravery isn't foolishly rushing into a burning building or gunfire or a sinking ship. It's overcoming the natural fear that such acts induce to perform the act.

Likewise, greatness involves overcoming our natural faults, the ones we all have, to achieve something that's of value to the nation, even to future generations. Ben Franklin used to chase women. Alexander Hamilton cheated on his wife and was accused of embezzling government money. John Hancock was arrested for smuggling and had his ship impounded.

Thomas Jefferson used to sleep with Sally Hemings. It's my guess that Sally came to his bed willingly enough; not all women are Xanthippe. Most intelligent women, and I'm assuming she was, are drawn to greatness, even greatness with smelly feet or occasional gas or the occasional racing stripe in his underwear.

Which means that our nation was founded by human beings. Tell us something we didn't know. They were human beings who managed to overcome their individual faults to try and craft a system that balanced individual liberty with the minimal requirements of government, to take thirteen independent states--remember Confederation came before federation--and mold them into one. The fact that we've lasted 250 years is remarkable. Very few other nations have such a record. Other than Britain, no other pops to mind.

I'd call that something to be proud of.

Posted by: Fred || 07/04/2019 14:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [401 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Democrats ruin America for everybody.

Worthless motherfuckers.
Posted by: newc || 07/04/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I'd call that something to be proud of.

Truly. Well said, Fred.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 14:46 Comments || Top||

#3  “There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.”

― George Orwell
Posted by: Iblis || 07/04/2019 15:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Goddammit guys... whew ! The level of shit you can get away with in America....
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/04/2019 15:51 Comments || Top||

#5  When have they ever delivered perfection? Wouldn't the millions of refugees from bad be moving on to their established paradise?

Nothing will make the Left happy till they put the chains and shackles upon your body and mind. Time to appease is long past. You must choose the future and that of your posterity.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/04/2019 16:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Its not about the flag, Betsy Ross, Jefferson, or the historic statues. It is a systematic process of tearing this nation down, on small thing at a time. Soros knows how to eat an elephant, on bite at a time. He is not worried if it takes ten or 20 years. Eventually everything American will be racist, evil, and wrong. There will be no need to overthrow this nation, we have lost god, our history, our national presence. We will collapse under our own education system teaching our kids their parents support slavery and torture. Folks, they are almost there. The brown shirts are here, our press and political fools are protecting them. Its only one presidential election or two away, Trump is just a minor setback. When we decide to fight back it will be too late... We are stuck on each event, we spin, cuss, and get angry, then we accept that baby its cold outside should be banned. We have lost sight of the strategic goal and they are currently wining the fight for the soul of America...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 07/04/2019 16:35 Comments || Top||

#7  Not too late. The problem is that when we fight back at this point on, there is no longer going to be mercy. This will be war to the knife and will end when the last leftist gets nailed to a handy tree.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 07/04/2019 18:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Yep, no mercy.
Posted by: Hupolet Bourbon1119 || 07/04/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#9  Salon - worth EXACTLY what you paid for it
Posted by: Frank G || 07/04/2019 19:52 Comments || Top||

#10  Independence Day Greetings from Bayern Munich!
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/04/2019 20:31 Comments || Top||

#11  Try Again
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/04/2019 20:32 Comments || Top||

#12  Danke, EC
Posted by: Frank G || 07/04/2019 20:38 Comments || Top||

#13  Thank you, European Conservative!
"How far that little candle doth throw its beams..."
Posted by: Lex || 07/04/2019 21:00 Comments || Top||

#14  So shines a good deed in a weary world.
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/04/2019 21:01 Comments || Top||

#15  Actually the original Shakespearian phrasing was "naughty world."
'Naughty' in the Elizabethan era meant wicked, evil, corrupt, nasty.
... = a lot like our own nasty era.
Posted by: Lex || 07/04/2019 21:04 Comments || Top||

#16  Ah yes you are right
Posted by: European Conservative || 07/04/2019 21:06 Comments || Top||


--Tech & Moderator Notes
Wishing all Rantburgers a happy and safe Independence Day!


Celebrate responsibly and drive safely. Conservative readers and commenters are difficult to come by.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 09:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [440 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Amen. Now Let er RIP!
Posted by: Frank G || 07/04/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Happy? Game on. Safe? Hey, where did Happy go?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/04/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#3  Fire for effect!
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/04/2019 9:40 Comments || Top||

#4  A big part of conservatism is seeing how far the envelope can be pushed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/04/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#5  I meant to say a big part of vital conservatism, as opposed to notional review / even mcmuffin gulpservatism...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/04/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#6  It was a struggle to get our independence. And it will be a struggle to keep it. But it is worth it. Today is a day to appreciate the gift we have been given.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/04/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#7  And then some places just celebrate in a totally different way.

Posted by: 3dc || 07/04/2019 12:51 Comments || Top||

#8  Watch Live: July 4th In Washington, Trump’s ‘Salute To America’ Military Event | NBC News



From marching bands and parade floats to military tanks and flyovers, Washington D.C. is host to Independence Day events, including a military-style display hosted by President Trump at 6:30pm ET.
Posted by: Woodrow || 07/04/2019 13:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Happy Birthday, America!

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/04/2019 14:13 Comments || Top||

#10 
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 07/04/2019 21:58 Comments || Top||

#11  Have Fun. Be a Brave American like Ted.

Back up Ted!
Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 07/04/2019 22:05 Comments || Top||

#12  FFE, bring it down!
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/04/2019 23:18 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
The First Medal of Honor Ever Recorded (John Chapman)
[YouTube] Words fail.
Posted by: Matt || 07/04/2019 10:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can't let this article stand without a comment; it seems demeaning.

Thank you Tech Sgt. John Chapman. Damned well done.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/04/2019 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe disrespectful is a better word choice. It greatly affected me.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 07/04/2019 12:43 Comments || Top||

#3  I teared up a little.
Posted by: jpal || 07/04/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

#4  The human spirit at its best.
Posted by: Dale || 07/04/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#5  "It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died. Rather, we should thank God that such a man lived."
Posted by: Lex || 07/04/2019 21:30 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces conduct 108 Joint, Special Ops and 31 airstrikes in past 24 hours: MoD
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops conducted 108 Joint and Special Operations against the Death Eater groups in past 24 hours.
"Up Tempo"
The Ministry of Defense in a statement said Wednesday that the security forces conducted 13 joint and 95 special operations to suppress the Death Eater groups.

Furthermore, the Afghan Air Force conducted 31 Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in support of the ground forces.

The statement further added that the security forces conducted the operations Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, Ghor, Takhar, Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
, Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
, Khost, Pashtun-infested Logar, Paktiya, Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
, Farah and Balkh provinces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke...
the defense ministry said the security forces killed 53 Death Eaters during the operations.

The security forces also maimed 4 others during the same operations.

The Ministry of Defense also added that the coalition forces also provided support to the Afghan cops during the operations.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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U.S. airstrike targets ISIS militants in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] A U.S. Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
targeted a group of gunnies affiliated with 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....
of Iraq and Syria in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province of Afghanistan.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military in a statement said the airstrike was carried out in Khogyani district on Tuesday.

The statement further added that the airstrike targeted the gunnies in Wazir Tangi area at around 11:00 am local time.

Furthermore, the 201st Silab Corps said the airstrike killed 3 gunnies of the terror group.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


7 militants killed, Taliban’s explosives depots destroyed in Logar, Paktika operations
[HaamaPress] The security forces killed 7 Talibs and destroyed explosives depots of the group in Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
and Pashtun-infested LogarThe 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s targeting two explosives depots of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force carried out the airstrike in Azra district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes destroyed 250 sacks of Ammonium Nitrate.

Meanwhile,
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
the Afghan armed forces killed 7 Talibs during an operation in Sar Hawza district of Paktika province.

The anti-government armed bandidos snuffies including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


7 militants killed, Taliban’s explosives depots destroyed in Logar, Paktika operations
[HaamaPress] The security forces killed 7 Talibs and destroyed explosives depots of the group in Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
and Pashtun-infested LogarThe 203rd Thunder Corps in a statement said the Afghan Air Force conducted Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s targeting two explosives depots of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
in Pashtun-infested Logar province.

The statement further added that the Afghan Air Force carried out the airstrike in Azra district of Pashtun-infested Logar.

Furthermore, the 203rd Thunder Corps said the airstrikes destroyed 250 sacks of Ammonium Nitrate.

Meanwhile,
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
the Afghan armed forces killed 7 Talibs during an operation in Sar Hawza district of Paktika province.

The anti-government armed bandidos snuffies including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Taliban’s biggest cache of arms and munitions destroyed in Helmand province
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces destroyed the biggest cache of arms and munitions of Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
group during an operation in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
The Afghan Intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) in a statement said the Special Forces of NDS conducted the operation Gandom Rez area of Kajaki district.

The statement further added that the operation was conducted on the compound of Taliban district shadow military chief Mohammad Khan.

Furthermore, the National Directorate of Security said the NDS Special Forces destroeyd 21 thousand kilograms of explosives during the operations.

The NDS Special Forces also confiscated a rocket launcher, 4 rifles, a Ak-47 rifle, 50 rounds of SPG9 rockets, 300 rounds of RGP7 rockets, 2 anti-personnel mines, 2 radio sets, a Pak identity card and more than 150 thousand rounds of ammunition.

The Taliban group has not commented regarding the operation so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Kabul: irresponsible armed men tied up, a jacket wallah was shot, then tied up


Special Forces arrest irresponsible armed men in Kabul, seize their weapons, ammunition

[KhaamaPress] The Special Forces of the Afghan National Police arrested three irresponsible armen men during an operation in Kabul.

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) in a statement said Wednesday that the Special Forces arrested the gunnies in 8th district of Kabul city.

The statement further added that the Special Forces seized 4 Ak-47 rifles, 20 Ak-47 ammunition magazines, 2 pistols, a Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle and some other military kits.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
the Ministry of Interior said the security forces are busy conducting operations to round up irresponsible armed individuals in Kabul city.

Furthermore, the interior ministry has called on irresponsible armed individuals to hand over their weapons to security forces.

Suicide bomber arrested before arresting sit-in protesters in Kabul city

[KhaamaPress] The Afghan cops arrested a jacket wallah before he manages to target the sit-in protesters in Kabul.

The Ministry of Interior front man Nasrat Rahimi said the security forces arrested the suicide bomber late on Wednesday night.

Rahimi further added that the security forces identified the suicide bomber as he was approaching the sit-in protesters camps in Zanbaq square.

Furthermore, Rahimi said the security forces opened fire on suicide bomber and arrested him after he sustained injuries.

The anti-government armed faceless myrmidons have not commented regarding the arrest of the suicide bomber so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I can imagine the discussion down at the cop shoppe. "Mom's going to kill me if her car isn't in the garage when she expects to leave for her manicure."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/04/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Looks like they decided "No guns for slackers from now on !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/04/2019 13:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Frank Sinatra fans? "Call Me Irresponsible"
Posted by: Clyde Guelph1470 || 07/04/2019 17:06 Comments || Top||


Taliban militants blown up by own explosives in Nangarhar province
[KhaamaPress] A premature explosion triggered by an Improvised Explosive Device killed two Talibs in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The 201st Silab Corps in a statement said the incident took place in Bati Kot district late on Tuesday night.

The statement further added that the Talibs were busy planting an Improvised Explosive Device when the earth-shattering kaboom took place.

Furthermore, the 201st Silab Corp said explosion took place at 8:20 pm in Naghlo area.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch clutched at his other shoulder......
the 201st Silab Corps said the earth-shattering kaboom killed two Talibs identified as Noorullah and Farhad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Special Forces kill Taliban’s shadow district Chief, his 9 fighters in Faryab
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed the shadow district Chief of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
for Andkhoi district of Faryab province.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said in a statement that the Special Forces killed Mullah Raz Mohammad, the shadow district Chief of Taliban for Andkhoi district.

The statement further added that the Special Forces killed Mullah Raz Mohammad during an operation in Jat Kok Village.

Furthermore, the Special Forces killed 9 fighters of Raz Mohammad during the same operation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Sudan’s military rulers pardon 235 detained members of rebel group
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The head of Sudan’s ruling military council on Wednesday pardoned 235 detained members of the Sudan Liberation Movement, a rebel group that is active in the country’s western Darfur region, according to a statement read out on Sudanese state TV.

The statement, which was attributed to military council head Lieutenant General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, said the prisoners should be released immediately unless they are wanted in connection with other legal proceedings.

Sudan’s main opposition alliance said on Wednesday it was prepared for direct talks with the country’s military rulers over who should head a sovereign council to lead Sudan toward elections.

The Forces of Freedom and Change opposition alliance said the talks, launched in response to a call for negotiations from an Æthiopian mediator, should last three days.

The opposition has been demanding the military give up power since April, when the armed forces toppled President Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
, ending his 30-year rule after months of demonstrations.

"The leadership of the Freedom and Change Forces met and decided to respond to the mediators’ call for direct negotiations with the military council and that the negotiations should only be about the presidency of the sovereign council and that the time frame for the negotiations should be 72 hours," said Madani Abbas Madani, a leader of the Forces of Freedom and Change.

Posted by: Fred || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Africa North
Tunisia Says Suspected Mastermind of June 27 Bombings Dead
[AnNahar] The suspected criminal mastermind of last week's twin suicide kabooms in Tunis was killed when he went kaboom! during a police manhunt outside the capital, the government said Wednesday.

Police had tracked the suspect down to the working class suburb of Intilaka where he detonated a boom jacket on Tuesday night, interior ministry front man Sofiene Zaag told AFP.

"The terrorist Aymen Smiri was implicated in the twin suicide kabooms on Thursday and investigations proved that he was the criminal mastermind of the operation," Zaag said, adding he was a "very active and very dangerous leader."

The investigation had led police to the 23-year-old who lives in Ibn Khaldoun, near Intilaka, the front man said.

"We tracked him down and followed him until he was cornered in Intilaka but happily he went kaboom! away from other people."

Smiri was suspected of "planning a terrorist operation targeting security personnel," Zaag added.

Remains were strewn along a more than 50 metre (yard) stretch of pavement near a metro station in Intilaka, an AFP correspondent reported.

Resident Ibrahim Mejri, 35, said: "I saw him running to try to get away from the police then suddenly he went kaboom!."

Prime Minister Youssef Chahed also said the assailant was part of a group behind last week's bombings.

"All the elements" of the group were arrested, the premier said in a statement published online by private radio Mosaique FM.

The group "planned terrorist operations against Tunisia," he added.

Thursday's bombings in Tunis killed a policeman and brought back memories of deadly 2015 attacks on foreign holidaymakers and security personnel that dealt a serious blow to the country's vital tourism industry.

"The two jacket wallahs were identified and a significant number of arrests made," the interior ministry front man said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [115 views] Top|| File under:


Libyan National Army spokesman Mismari to Reuters: Our air force has destroyed the main control room in Mitiga airbase with drones
[TWITTER]

Posted by: Fred || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [179 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


India-Pakistan
5 Pakistan Army soldiers martyred in explosion near LoC: ISPR
[DAWN] Five Pakistan Army soldiers were martyred and one other sustained injuries in an explosion that took place a few metres from the Line of Control in Chamb sector of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Wednesday.

The nature of the blast, which took place in Barnala tehsil, is being ascertained.

The military's media wing said the incident "is evident [sic] of state-sponsored terrorism by India violating bilateral ceasefire agreement and the international rules"
Posted by: Fred || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [147 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  state-sponsored terrorism by India violating bilateral ceasefire agreement

What ?! We couldn't violate a houri without deliberating and posturing for so long that she dies of old age !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 07/04/2019 13:13 Comments || Top||


7 injured in Turbat hand grenade blast
[DAWN] Seven people, including two security personnel, were maimed in a kaboom in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's Turbat city on Wednesday, said police.

According to police, miscreants on a cycle of violence lobbed a hand grenade at Buleda Staff in Turbat city. The target of the blast appeared to be the security personnel deployed there, they said.

The injured were rushed to district headquarters hospital in Turbat where a state of emergency was imposed to provide treatment expediently.

Police said the assailants managed to escape unhurt from the spot.

A contingent of police and personnel of frontier corps reached the area as investigation into the incident went underway.

There has been no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.

Balochistan has been hit heavily with violence targetting security personnel this year.
Posted by: Fred || 07/04/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Pakistan announces finance crackdown on Lashkar-e-Taiba
Thus the universe proves it exists independent of my imaginings. Unless this is just posturing for the outside world...
[THEBAGHDADPOST] Pak authorities announced a crackdown on Wednesday against Hafiz Saeed
...founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba and its false-mustache offshoot Jamaat-ud-Dawa. The United Nations declared the JuD a terrorist organization in 2008 and Hafiz Saeed a terrorist as its leader. Hafiz, JuD and LeT are wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Pak intel apparatus, so that amounted to squat...
, leader of the group blamed for deadly attacks on Mumbai in 2008, amid growing international pressure to act against hard boy groups.

Pakistain’s counter-terrorism department said it had launched 23 cases against Saeed and 12 aides for using five trusts to collect funds and donations for 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...
(LeT), blamed by India and the United States for the attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people.

Two banned LeT-linked charities, Jamaat-ud-Dawa
...the front organization of Lashkar-e-Taiba...
(JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), were also targeted, the department said in a statement.

"All the assets of these organizations and individuals will be frozen and taken over by the state," said a counter-terrorism bigwig, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

The counter-terrorism department said the action was in accordance with UN sanctions against the individuals and entities.

The move follows pressure from the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which last year placed Pakistain on its "grey list" of countries with inadequate controls over money laundering and terrorism financing.

The international watchdog gave Pakistain an October deadline last month to improve its efforts against terrorism financing. The FATF has said Pakistain could end up on the black list when it reviews progress in a meeting later this year.

Hafiz Saeed, designated a global terrorist by both the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
and the United States, is one of the founders of LeT, or the Army of the Pure. The United States, which has pressured Pakistain to crack down on hard boy groups, has offered a $10 million reward for evidence leading to his conviction.

The LeT has been banned in Pakistain since 2002 and the charities since last year. Saeed, who denies involvement in violence or funding hard boys, has been sprung by Pak courts after being detained at his home several times in the past.

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Iraq
Iraqi pro-gov’t forces kill four Islamic State terrorists in Nineveh
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi paramilitary force said on Wednesday that its fighters killed four members of 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....
terrorist group in Nineveh province.

"A force of the 53rd and 40th brigades of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) killed four Islamic State snuffies during a preemptive operation in the Sheikh Ibrahim mountain range, south of Tal Afar," Iraqi website Alghad Press quoted the paramilitary force as saying in a press statement.

Two hotbeds of the Islamic State terrorist group were also destroyed in the operation, the statement read.
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U.S. airstrike kills three Islamic State terrorists in Iraq
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Three 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....
bad boyz were potted Wednesday in an Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
by the U.S.-led international coalition warplanes, Iraqi authorities said.

"Acting on precise information from the Baghdad Information Command, the US.-led international coalition launched an airstrike targeting several terrorists, west of al Munāyif mountain in Nineveh," Alghad Press quoted the Security Media Cell as saying in a press statement.

Three Islamic State bad boyz were potted in the air raid, the statement read.
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Grenade explosion kills Iraqi worker in Diyala province
Diyala (IraqiNews.com) ‐ An Iraqi worker was killed Wednesday in a grenade explosion inside a marketplace in the eastern province in Diyala, a security source was quoted as saying.

Speaking to Iraqi website Alghad Press, the source said that a grenade went kaboom! Wednesday inside a marketplace on the outskirts of al Wajihiya district in northeastern Diyala.

"The explosion left a worker dead," the source said, adding that the body was moved to the forensic medicine department.
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Iraqi troops & coalition warplanes kill 8 terrorists west of Iraq
Anbar (IraqiNews) Security Media Cell announced, on Wednesday, that eight bad boyz were potted in two different incidents, west of the country.

In a press statement, the cell said that troops from the paramilitary forces in Haditha managed to kill four terrorists, in addition to destroying a vehicle, in al-Halkoum area, east of Akashat.

Furthermore, the statement added that the international coalition warplanes carried out an air strike, south of Senaysela Lake, near the Syrian border, killing four terrorists.
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Federal police apprehend 2 suspects in Iraq’s Samarra
Salahuddin (IraqiNews) Iraqi Federal Police Command announced, on Wednesday, apprehending two persons on charges of terrorism and drug charges, in the city of Samarra, in Salahuddin Province.

In a statement the Command said that troops from the 13th brigade apprehended the suspect (M. A.) who is wanted on charges of terrorism, during a search operation in al-Haweesh area, in Samarra.

It also added that the Federal Police forces apprehended a suspect who was driving a cycle of violence, and after searching him the security forces found three small bags containing drugs. The suspect was handed over to the competent authorities.

Iraqi Federal Police is a paramilitary organization designed to bridge the gap between the police and the army. It responds to domestic incidents beyond the capabilities of the Iraqi Police Service, but not severe enough for the Iraqi Army.

The Federal Police originated as the Special Police on August 2004 to provide national rapid-response capability to counter armed insurgency, large-scale civil disobedience and riots.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Israel says Hamas bomb-maker used medical permit to leave Gaza
[IsraelTimes] Fadi Abu al-Sabah recruited by terror group to go to West Bank and set up explosives lab, arrested by police and Shin Bet after going to Israeli city.

Israel recently arrested a Hamas, a contraction of the Arabic words for "frothing at the mouth", agent accused of traveling to the West Bank and then Israel under the guise of needing medical treatment in order to set up an explosives lab, the Shin Bet security agency said Wednesday.

Fadi Abu al-Sabah, 35, was recruited by Hamas in July of 2018 and trained by the terror group’s military wing for about a year. He was taught to create explosives and bombs with the aim of carrying out attacks against Israelis, the Shin Bet said.

According to a statement from the security service, al-Sabah was recruited by Hamas operative Ashraf Sabah, who was released from Israeli prison in 2015 after serving 12 years for kabooms against IDF troops 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...
border.

Hamas became interested in al-Sabah, who has a prosthetic limb, because he was in the process of acquiring a humanitarian permit to receive medical treatment in the West Bank. However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
the Shin Bet also accused him and Hamas of having a doctor falsify documents to claim the treatment he sought was only available outside of Gaza in order to get the permit. The Shin Bet did not explain why the documents needed to be falsified or why al-Sabah had applied for the permit in the first place.

Before crossing to the West Bank via Israel last September, al-Sabah received a coat in which was hidden a list of code words for the purpose of communications between Hamas leaders and the planned West Bank cell. However,
by candlelight every wench is handsome...
he failed to bring it through for unspecified reasons.

In early May, he traveled to Hebron, where he joined up with other contacts, and on May 18 he entered Israel and traveled to the Israeli Arab town of Taybeh, where he was arrested by Shin Bet and Israeli police.

He has now been indicted at a military court in the West Bank, though the Shin Bet did not detail the charges.

Shin Bet sad it had in recent months thwarted several attempts by Hamas to establish infrastructure in the West Bank with the purpose of carrying out terror attacks in Israel. In March the Israeli military arrested a Hamas operative suspected of planning a suicide boom-mobileing to coincide with Israel’s national elections in April. And in June, the Shin Bet said it arrested a Jordanian national acting on behalf of Iranian intelligence to establish a spy network in Israel and the West Bank.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian regime is targeting Turkish soldiers in Idlib
[Rudaw] Since the Syrian regime resumed attacks on its adversaries in the country’s northwestern Idlib province its forces have targeted Ottoman Turkish positions on at least seven occasions. Although The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
suffered relatively few casualties, the attacks were clearly deliberate. If they persist they could result in an escalation between the two rivals in the volatile province.

On June 27, shelling and mortar fire killed a Ottoman Turkish soldier and maimed three others in one of the Ottoman Turkish Army’s 12 observation posts in the province. Turkey retaliated by shelling regime positions.
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#1  Turkey invades and complains about being shot at?!?
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Security stepped up at al-Hol camp after ISIS woman stabs guard
[Rudaw] Syrian Kurdish officials have stepped up security measures at the al-Hol camp in Hasaka, northeast Syria after a female 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....
(ISIS) prisoner stabbed a guard with a knife and escaped on Wednesday.

"Today, an ISIS woman in al-Hol camp had asked the camp administration to leave for shopping. She was allowed and was escorted out by a security member of the camp. But on the way, the ISIS woman stabbed the security member in the back," Sheikh Mus Ahmed, an official in charge of all camps in northern and eastern Syria, told Rudaw.

The camp official did not identify the attacker by name or nationality.

Stricter measures, including a curfew, have been imposed "disallowing exit from the camp from anyone until the woman is arrested," he added.

The Iranian Kurdish security officer, named as Izzadin Ahmed, survived the attack. A photograph published by Hawar, a news agency close to the Kurdish-led People's Protection Units (YPG), shows the guard being treated in a Hasaka hospital with the blade still protruding from his back.

Health authorities in Hasaka told Rudaw the guard will remain in the city’s hospital until tomorrow and is expected to recover.

The vastly overcrowded al-Hol camp shelters around 75,000 people, mainly those who fled Baghouz, the last ISIS holdout in eastern Syria. Among them are thousands of wives and children of ISIS fighters from Syria, Iraq, and western countries.

Many of these women have clung to the radical ideology of the jihadist group and have attacked their guards or burned down the tents of other women seen talking to men or for removing their veils, according to a recent BBC report.
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#1  why in the hell are they allowed too come and go?
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Tensions are escalating between SDF and the Assad Regime in Hasakah and Qamishli cities
[TWITTER]

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Blast kills 3 in Syria's Sweida
[THEBAGHDADPOST] A rigged cycle of violence went kaboom! in Syria's Sweida city, which the government controls, killing three people and injuring seven others on Wednesday night, an official there said.

"The situation is stable after the incident, and life is going on as normal," Amer al-Eshi, the governor of Sweida province in the southwest, told Syrian state TV.

He said security forces would investigate the blast which hit a crowded street, describing it as as a "terrorist act" without giving further details.
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