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18 Years Ago...
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18 Years Ago...
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 01:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [490 views] Top|| File under:



#3  Never forget, Never forgive.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/11/2019 9:02 Comments || Top||

#4  ...especially the never forgive part....
Posted by: Chath Angens8595 || 09/11/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#5  I have an idea why don't we invite the Taliban to Camp David for peace talks. They love peace talks they call it hudna. That's when they rearm and strategize about how their going to murder you.
Posted by: jpal || 09/11/2019 10:32 Comments || Top||

#6  If you had gone full Mongol in 2001, would we be here today still engaged in 'nation building'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/11/2019 10:37 Comments || Top||

#7  And remember too Flight 93. It didn't take long for free Americans to self-organize and fight back.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 09/11/2019 11:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Enemies foreign and domestic. The domestic ones want to strip us of our means of self defense.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/11/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#9  #7 Because they didn't have the government to help them?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2019 11:58 Comments || Top||

#10  #6 If you had gone full Mongol in 2001, would we be here today still engaged in 'nation building'?Posted by Procopius2k 2019-09-11 10:37|


The US never goes full Mongol on anyone even if they deserve it bigly. Perhaps we should now and then it might make for a better world.
Posted by: jpal || 09/11/2019 17:53 Comments || Top||

#11  The Mongols did go full Mongol in the Islamic World.
Didn't solve a thing.
Posted by: European Conservative || 09/11/2019 17:57 Comments || Top||

#12  ...ended the cult of the assassin.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/11/2019 19:36 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Airstrikes kill 17 Taliban, ISIS militants; destroy a car bomb and weapons caches
[KhaamaPress] The security forces conducted multiple Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s in various provinces in the past 24 killing at last 17 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
and ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
bad boys.

The military officials said Tuesday that the security forces conducted an airstrike in Khugyani district of 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 which killed 1 ISIS bad boy.

The officials further added that a similar airstrike killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a small weapons cache in Ghorian district of 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...
Furthermore, an airstrike killed a Taliban fighter in Jurm district of Badakhshan province, the officials said, adding that a similar air raid killed 3 Talibs in Deh Yak district of Ghazni.

The officials also added that an airstrike in Jaji district of Paktiya killed 7 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons.

The security forces also conducted an airstrike in Tarnek Wa Jeldek district of Zabul which destroyed a boom-mobile, the officials added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [206 views] Top|| File under:


25 Taliban militants killed, detained; multiple weapons caches destroyed in Special Forces raids
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed or detained at least 25 Talibs during various operations in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Tuesday that the Special destroyed a weapons cache of Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
during an operation in Khas Uruzgan district of Uruzgan province.

The officials further added that the Special Forces arrested a Taliban Death Eater and destroyed a drugs cache in Farsi district of 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...
Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a small weapons cache of Taliban during a raid in Chahar Darah district of Kunduz province.

The Special Forces arrested 7 Talibs during a patrol in Farah district of Farah province, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces killed 10 Talibs and destroyed a weapons cache during a similar operation in Tarinkot district of Uruzgan.

The officials also added that the Special Forces killed 4 Talibs, detained 3 others and destroyed a weapons cache during a raid in Nerkh district of Wardak.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 01:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [196 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Egypt arrests 16 Brotherhood members accused of links with Turkey fugitives
[AlAhram] Egyptian authorities have arrested 16 Moslem Brüderbund members associated with plans by the group's runaway leaders in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
to undermine the country's security and economy, the interior ministry said.

The suspects were arrested in Egypt after the National Security service uncovered a plot by the runaways intended to harm the economy and carry out a series of attacks against the police, military and judiciary to create chaos in the country, the ministry said in a statement on Tuesday.

The plan allegedly involved setting up secret networks designed to smuggle foreign currency and wanted Brotherhood members out of the country to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
through Turkey, and to offer financial support to Brotherhood members in Egypt to carry out violent attacks.

The ministry named four runaways who it said have been identified by authorities as the orchestrators of the plot. Sixteen other Brotherhood members based in Egypt and linked to the plan have been arrested, it said.

Egypt designated the Moslem Brüderbund a terrorist organization in 2013, months after the ouster of Islamist president Mohammed Morsi following mass protests
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 02:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood


Brega company withdraws staff from Mitiga Airport following air attack on its fire brigade
[Libya Observer] Brega Oil Marketing Company has evacuated its employees from Mitiga Airport warehouse, after the bombing of its fire brigade on September 6.

The company explained in a statement that they have withdrawn all storage tanks and fuel trucks because of the risk of bombing, noting that it had maintained a fuel truck at the airport to secure supplies for the air ambulance service.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Three Armed attacks on Sabha Medical Centre in just 36 hours
[Libya Observer] Spokesman for Sabha Medical Centre, Osama al-Wafi, disclosed on Sunday, that the centre has experienced three armed attacks within just 36 hours.

"Currently, the centre will only accept emergency cases and will not receive or provide any treatment to other medical conditions," al-Wafi explained, in a press statement.

He also pointed out that the management and staff are the ones providing security to the centre amid the absence of any effective government action, stressing that the attacks have caused direct damage to some staff members in the centre.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [150 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


UN envoy reveals Haftar is willing to pull out forces from Tripoli for "specific guarantees"
[Libya Observer] The UN envoy to Libya Ghassan Salame said an agreement between the Government of National Accord and Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
is conceivable but necessitates an international backing.

Salame told French newspaper Liberation that in recent weeks, the situation has become more realistic, revealing that Khalifa Haftar has put certain conditions for his forces' possible withdrawal from 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...
, but he needs guarantees on the forces who control the capital and has requirements for significant appointments in state positions.

"However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
there are some parties on the others side who are willing to negotiate with Haftar on condition that he pulls out his forces, while others in Tripoli and other cities reject negotiations with him." Salame added on Monday.

Salame indicated that any political process in Libya is going to be based on ending the dispute of legitimacy once and for all via elections, adding that an elections law is necessary and so is a constitution and an understanding on oil revenue distribution.

He added that Libya now needs the international community to act properly amid the ongoing massive foreign interventions, saying the stance of world powers must be unified.

This comes after over five months of fighting that started in last April when Haftar's forces launched an attack on Tripoli in a quest for taking power from the Un-brokered government through military operations.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's forces killed in airstrikes in southern Tripoli
[Libya Observer] The Air Force of the Libyan Army under the Presidential Council government's command has carried out three Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
's forces in Qasir Benghashir in southern 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...
, destroying an artillery launcher and killing operational fighters believed to be foreigners.

According to identical sources, a number of mercenaries from Eastern Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
- some sources said they were Russians - who got to Libya recently to help operate Haftar's modern weapons were targeted by an airstrike in Qasir Benghashir. Many of the mercenaries were killed.

The field operations room in Tripoli said the Libyan Air Force of the Presidential Council's government had been on the look for the movement of Haftar's forces the lines of their supplies to eventually strike them with precision.

Anti-Haftar media outlets said days ago that mercenaries from Russia and Ukraine arrived in Jufra airbase where Haftar's forces are in control, adding that they are part of a security firm contracted by the UAE to support Haftar's forces in their attacks on Tripoli.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Hubba Hubba Club, Nunzio wondered: Where the hell was Chumbaloni? And where was his $600?...
the commander of Ain Zara frontline Yusef al-Ameen said calm has prevailed on Monday in the district after the recent advances of the Libyan Army against Haftar's forces.

This comes after Haftar's forces have launched an attack on the district with an air cover attempting to retake positions lost in Saturday festivities, but Special Deterrence Force fighters foiled the attack.

Uneasy calm has also descended on other southern Tripoli frontlines as both sides continue to bring military reinforcements, which is ominous of an imminent offensive by either side.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Rockets target Mitiga Airport after airstrikes on Haftar's militias south of Tripoli
[Libya Observer] Rockets were fired at Mitiga International Airport yesterday evening by Haftar's forces stationed in Ain Zara area.

Sources said that the attack comes in response to the aerial bombardment carried out by the Libyan Air Force on Haftar's militias posts in Qasr bin Ghashir area yesterday.

A number of foreign mercenaries fighting alongside Haftar's militias were reported to have been killed in the Libyan Air forces attack.

The mercenaries were hired to operate sophisticated weapons, recently received from countries supporting Haftar in his war against 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...
.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [159 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Haftar transfers 678 police officers to military units
[Libya Observer] Libyan News Agency - based in al-Bayda in eastern Libya - said Khalifa Haftar
...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all...
issued Tuesday a decision to transfer 678 coppers and personnel from the Interim Government's Interior Ministry to his military forces.

The news agency issued a list of names for the transferred personnel. This comes a day after the statement of Haftar's front man Ahmed al-Mismari, who said their forces will continue with the war 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...
and won't accept negotiations or political solutions.

His statement was a response to UN envoy Ghassan Salame's Liberation interview in which he said that Haftar put conditions for possible withdrawal from Tripoli and had required significant state positions.

Observers believe that this decision by Haftar and the recent military reinforcement in eastern Libya that included even traffic coppers in Ajdabiya is an attempt to make up for the human loss since the start of Tripoli offensive in last April.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Iraq
U.S. Air Force Uses F-35s To Bomb ISIS Island at start of gov’t anti-ISIS operation in Salahuddin province
Very dramatic video at the link of lots of neatly lined up explosions.
[Jpost] The Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, the 81-member coalition to defeat ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
wrote that this is what it looks like when CENTCOM Air Force jets bomb a "ISIS infested island."


US Air Force F-35s and F-15s dropped 36,000 kilograms of bombs on an ISIS "infested" Epstein island in Iraq, leading to massive explosions and plumes of smoke that rose into the air just before dawn on Tuesday.

In one of the most explosive videos to come out of the war against ISIS the US tweeted film of massive explosions rocking an island. Spliced between aerial shots of the same explosions, and video from the ground with Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service members looking on, the island was pulverized. The Spokesperson for Operation Inherent Resolve, the 81-member coalition to defeat ISIS wrote that this is what it looks like when CENTCOM Air Force jets bomb a "ISIS infested island."

Video of the incident had circulated throughout the day with some wondering if it was real or was from today, but the tweet by front man Col. Myles Caggins III revealed the sheer massive firepower that was brought to bear on the ISIS enemy. There were so many explosions along the Z shaped island that it took wide angle lenses and multiple sweeps of the camera to record them all.

The island is called Qanus Island and a statement from the coalition said that "Coalition and Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service forces conducted air-strikes on Qanus island in the Salah ad-Din Province, Iraq on September 10, 2019." The statement said it was a join effort between the coalition and the Iraqis to defeat ISIS on the island. "The island is believed to be a major transit hub and safe haven for ISIS," the statement read. It said that the coalition had taken extraordinary efforts to protect noncombatants.

The coalition, in coordination with Iraqi and Kurdish Peshmerga also reportedly killed ten ISIS members in rural areas near Makhmour on Monday. Together the achievements show that ISIS is still trying to continue its threats but that intelligence and surveillance by the various forces involved have led to the defeat of ISIS cells and holdouts and attempts to rebuild networks destroyed in 2017.
Iraqi News adds:
“Follow-on ground clearance operations are currently taking place by the 2nd Iraqi Special Operations Forces Battalion to destroy a major transit hub for Daesh members moving from Syria and the Jazeera desert into Mosul, Makhmour, and the Kirkuk region,” the Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a press statement.

In this regard, Special Operations Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve, commander, Eric Hill said “we’re denying Daesh the ability to hide on Qanus Island.”

“We’re setting the conditions for our partner forces to continue bringing stability to the region,” he affirmed.

The statement indicated that the coalition forces used 80,000 pounds of munitions on the island “to disrupt Daesh the ability to hide in the thick vegetation.”

“CTS Forces continue to conduct ground clearance operations to destroy any remaining Fallul Daesh on the island.”
And from Rudaw:
US Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed the airstrikes in a Tuesday tweet.

“Coalition warplanes conducted a series of airstrikes to support the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Forces to clear areas such as Kanous and deserts of of Saladin province. These operations prevent the crossing of Daesh from Syria and Jazira Desert to Mosul, Makhmour and Kirkuk,” CENTCOM tweeted.

ICT announced on Monday that they had killed 15 ISIS militants and arrested 9 others in a military rappel operation in the desert of Saladin province with the help of US-led coalition warplanes.
The Daily Mail has the usual photos, and adds:
Data shows that strikes have also picked up in Afghanistan with US jets dropping nearly 800 bombs against targets in Afghanistan last month.

In August, the OIR (Operation Inherent Resolve) and the Syrian Democratic Forces reported that they have detained more than 225 suspected Daesh fighters in the last 4 months and removed 4,000 pounds of explosives from the battlefield within the two months.

Within the same month, more than 200 bombs were dropped on the terrorist group.

Between July 2 and July 31, 2019, the OIR conducted 33 strikes consisting of 60 engagements against Daesh targets in Iraq.

The coalition also engaged 101 Daesh tactical units, destroyed 15 buildings, eight bed-down locations, seven tunnels, seven weapons caches, four vehicles, one improvised explosive device site and completed one terrain denial mission.

Iraq launches anti-Islamic State operation in Salahuddin

Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi counter-terrorism force announced on Tuesday the launch of a military operation to track down Islamic State militants in Salahuddin province.

The operation, dubbed “Black Dust”, was launched in Kanous village, northeast of Salahuddin, Alghad Press quoted the Counter-Terrorism Service as saying in a statement.

It is backed by warplanes of the U.S.-led international coalition and Nineveh police, the statement read.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [604 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
Posted by: Dron66046 || 09/11/2019 0:45 Comments || Top||


#3  The Navy bombarded Tarawa for hours and hours. Told my father and his fellow Marines they would walk ashore without serious opposition. Just saying.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/11/2019 7:06 Comments || Top||

#4  To be fair, Tarawa (and Iwo) were rock formations that the Japanese trenched and tunneled extensively.

Qanus Island looks to be something much less. More like a sand bar at a bend in the river
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/11/2019 8:00 Comments || Top||

#5  #3 There are, IMO, a few differences between Japanese and Arabs.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2019 8:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Also...

Why not artillery? Just wasting money to try out the planes?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 09/11/2019 8:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Most likely we don't have artillery in range, BP.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/11/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm sure the Iraqis had artillery available.

The problem might have been that if the Iraqis had fired, say, 1000 shells and made little puffy smoke hits it would make the Iraqis look weak when the giant USA dropped kabooms hit.
Posted by: lord garth || 09/11/2019 9:21 Comments || Top||

#9  Wanted to try F-35.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2019 9:33 Comments || Top||

#10  That is most likely the other reason Grom.

Gotta get that combat time in for the new birds and pilots.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/11/2019 10:19 Comments || Top||

#11  #5 whether devotion to Emperor or seeking Paradise, both seem to have no problem dying to the end.

"The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his."
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/11/2019 10:25 Comments || Top||

#12  rotating inventory
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 09/11/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#13  Why not artillery?

Arty won't penetrate into the tunnels.
Posted by: Vinegar Protector of the Slytherins7734 || 09/11/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#14  #10 Know the problem (served with IDF artillery as a reservist).
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2019 11:53 Comments || Top||

#15  Practice on LGB target ranges can not simulate the 'fog of war' and high adrenal pilot jitters. Fresh fly-by-wire control systems need field calibration to void software limits that 'impede survive-ability'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/11/2019 13:30 Comments || Top||

#16  they could drop pianos or weights with '100 Tons' written on the side of them as long as it sends them all to hell on a shutter
Posted by: Bob Grorong1136 || 09/11/2019 17:26 Comments || Top||

#17  #14 served

I suppose this means I should stop rubbing my hands in anticipation every time you don't post for a while. ;-)
Posted by: Slolumble Flomoling4297 || 09/11/2019 20:03 Comments || Top||

#18  We need to use Arc Light more. 2000 lb bombs from B52's are relatively cheap. I am witness to the effectiveness, as BDA was my job for about 8 months. If the shrapnel didn't kill, the concussion surely did. Use it on ISIS, Taliban. Leave a trench along the Pak-AF border. Screw the UN.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike || 09/11/2019 20:11 Comments || Top||

#19  #9, #10. It's 9/11; good time to shake-out the F-35.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/11/2019 23:39 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF arrests 7 Palestinian suspects overnight
[Jpost] The IDF, Shin Bet forces, Border Police and Israel Police in the West Bank arrested seven people on Tuesday night suspected of involvement in terrorist activities, civil terror and violent disturbances towards citizens and security forces, according to an IDF tweet.

The suspects were transferred for questioning by security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [158 views] Top|| File under:


IDF airstrikes hit 15 sites in Gaza after 2 rockets fired at Israeli cities
[IsraelTimes] Rockets appear to target PM Netanyahu who was holding election rally in Ashdod, security guards forced him from stage; Iron Dome intercepts both.

The IDF launched a series of Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s on 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 early Wednesday, just hours after Gaza bully boyz fired two rockets the southern cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was holding an election rally there.

The IDF said warplanes hit 15 different targets across the Strip "including a number of targets in a military base producing arms, a number of targets in a compound belonging to the naval forces and a terror tunnel belonging to the Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, terror group."

The army said it held Hamas responsible for the rocket fire.

Paleostinian sources reported heavy strikes and explosions in Beit Lahiya just north of Gaza City, Deir el-Balah in central Gaza and also in Khan Younis in the south.

There were no reports of injuries.

Netanyahu was forced to seek shelter during a campaign event in Ashdod on Tuesday night as rocket sirens went off. Both were intercepted by the Iron Dome air defense system, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

Israeli analysts said it appeared that Gaza terrorist deliberately targeted the southern cities, knowing that Netanyahu and other politicians were holding rallies there. Netanyahu’s rally was being live-streamed on his Facebook page.

Most recent rocket fire from the Strip has targeted surrounding communities, only firing on the lam Israelis cities during major flare-ups or if trying to provoke a heavy Israeli response.

Early Wednesday, Paleostinian media reported that an IDF tank had fired a shell at empty Hamas position in southern Gaza, causing no injuries. There was no comment from the IDF.

The city of Ashkelon opened its public bomb shelters after the sirens went off as a precautionary measure in case rocket attacks persisted.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2019 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Jordan summons Israeli envoy over arrest of two nationals
[IsraelTimes] The Jordanian Foreign Ministry summons Israeli Ambassador to Amman Amir Weissbrod over arrests Israel made of two Jordanian citizens, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Sufyan Qudah says.

In the meeting, the ministry calls for the immediate release of the Jordanians citizens and demands that it be informed of all the details of the arrests and accusations against them, Qudah adds.

Israel detained Abdelrahman Maree and Heba Abdelbaqi after they crossed the Allenby border crossing, Quda says, without stating when they were nabbed.

A Jordanian diplomat in Israel visited Maree and Abdelbaqi on Tuesday "to provide support" to them, according to the front man.
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Israeli Army drone crashes in Gaza
[ALMASDARNEWS] According to the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), the UAV fell 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 last night. In the meantime, Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, has claimed that it seized the aircraft.

"During the night the IDF drone fell in the southern Gaza Strip.

The incident is being investigated", the tweet says.

The aircraft was downed amid a recent escalation of tensions in the region. The IDF struck positions of the Paleostinian Hamas movement last week after a drone attack against an Israeli military vehicle.

The incident followed the reported deaths of two Paleostinian teens in festivities with IDF soldiers along the border, where mass rallies have been held since March 2018. According to the local health ministry, another 46 protesters were maimed.

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#1  Good thing Arabs, being Arabs, never heard of the "Trojan horse".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2019 3:42 Comments || Top||

#2  Hopefully they packed it full of Anthrax first.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 09/11/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Satellite images show US-pursued Iran tanker still off Syrian coast
[IsraelTimes] UK accuses Tehran of selling 2.1 million barrels of crude oil on board Adrian Darya to ’brutal’ Assad regime, violating international sanctions.

New satellite photos obtained Tuesday show an Iranian oil tanker pursued by the US remains off the coast of Syria.

The images from Planet Labs obtained by The News Agency that Dare Not be Named have the Adrian Darya-1 still near the port city of Tartus. The images taken Sunday show another smaller vessel nearby.

The Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, was carrying 2.1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil worth some $130 million.

Britannia, meanwhile, said Tuesday it’s clear the tanker delivered its cargo to Syria in violation of international sanctions.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. You had it in your hands and let it go. STFU
The Foreign Office said Iran’s ambassador to the UK has been summoned for a dressing-down by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab.

Raab said in a statement that 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
had broken a promise that oil aboard the Adrian Darya 1 would not go to Syria.

"This sale of oil to Assad’s brutal regime is part of a pattern of behavior by the government of Iran designed to disrupt regional security," he said. "This includes illegally supplying weapons to Iran's Houthi sock puppets
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him...
snuffies in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
, support for Hezbollah murderous Moslems and most recently its attempts to hijack fat merchantmen passing through the Gulf.

"We want Iran to come in from the cold but the only way to do that is to keep its word and comply with the rules based international system."
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#1  When it returns to the Persian Gulf for the next load sink it just outside the harbor.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/11/2019 11:13 Comments || Top||


Three Australians detained in Iran
[Jpost] Three Australian citizens have been detained in Iran, the Australian government said on Wednesday, adding that it was helping the families of the three but gave no further details.

The brief statement from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade came after the British newspaper the Times reported that two British-Australian women and the Australian boyfriend of one of them had been enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Iran.

"The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to the families of three Australians detained in Iran. Due to our privacy obligations, we will not comment further," a department front man said in emailed comments.

The detentions have come amid heightened tension between Western powers and 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 a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
after the United States withdrew from a deal that imposed curbs on Iran's nuclear programme and then imposed sanctions on it, aiming to halt its oil exports.

The Times said a blogger who had been travelling in Asia with her Australian boyfriend, as well as an academic who had studied at Cambridge University and was lecturing at a university in Australia were tossed into the calaboose in separate incidents.


They are being held in the same prison in Tehran where a British-Iranian aid worker, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has been enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
since 2016 on spying charges, the Times said.

The newspaper did not name the dual British-Australians at the request of the British Foreign Office and said the Australian government was taking the lead in both cases.

The Australian government's official travel advice for Iran overall is for people to reconsider the need to travel to Iran "due to the risk that foreigners, including Australians, could be arbitrarily detained or arrested. Dual nationals are also at risk". (https://smartraveller.gov.au/Countries/middle-east/Pages/iran.aspx)

"We can't guarantee access to consular services or legal representation if you're detained or arrested," the government says.

The Times said the blogger was arrested about 10 weeks ago with her boyfriend.

It was unclear when or why the lecturer was arrested, the Times said. She is being held in solitary confinement and has been sentenced to 10 years, according to a source cited by the Times.
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#1  Iran is chafing under US sanctions, but they're not being deterred.

9/11 and its aftermath showed them that asymmetrical warfare against the West ultimately works.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/11/2019 1:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Any Westerner that travels to Iran is a total naif and or a blithering idiot.

My sympathy meter seems to be stuck.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/11/2019 19:38 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army says forces only withdrew from Morek, denies full withdrawal from northern Hama
[ALMASDARNEWS] A source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) denied completely withdrawing from the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week.

According to the army source, their forces only withdrew from the town of Morek, but no other areas.

He added that the Syrian Army may withdraw from some other areas in the near future, but nothing has been ordered from their high command at this time.

The Ottoman Turkish observation post is located inside the town of Morek; their forces still remain active there, despite being encircled by the Syrian Arab Army.

Prior to their withdrawal from Morek, the Syrian Arab Army’s high command ordered their troops to leave the Ottoman Turkish observation post area.

The Russian military police would later take control of their checkpoints near the Ottoman Turkish observation post.

The Syrian Army’s 25th Special Mission Division (previously Tiger Forces) captured Morek from the bandidos murderous Moslems in northern Hama after a successful campaign along the Hama-Idlib axis in the month of August.

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Syrian Army cripples ISIS in eastern Syria desert after successful offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), began a wide-scale combing offensive in the desert region of eastern Syria over the weekend.

According to a field report from the NDF, the Syrian military began the operation by storming several 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
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
/ISIS/IS/ISIS) sleeper cells in the Badiyah al-Sham region of Deir Ezzor.

The NDF field report said the Syrian military managed to eliminate several Islamic State cells and terrorists, while also securing much of this desert region that links the Deir Ezzor and Homs governorates.

They would add that the operation in the Badiyah al-Sham region of Deir Ezzor is nearly complete as they shift their attention to the Islamic State areas near the T-3 Pumping Station east of Palmyra (var. Tadmur).

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Syrian military on high alert as Israeli strikes are expected
[ALMASDARNEWS] On Monday, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) accused the Iranian-backed forces in Damascus of firing a number of rockets towards their territory.

While none of the alleged rockets hit any site inside Israeli territory, the IDF often responds to these attacks by launching strikes on the Syrian military’s positions.

According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Armed Forces are on high alert as the Israeli Defense Forces are expected to launch strikes inside Syria in the next few days.

The source denied any rockets were fired from Damascus into Israel, adding that the latter is using this as a pretext to attack Syria.

Prior to the alleged rocket attack, Israel was accused of carrying out dronezaps over a military encampment belonging to an Iraqi paramilitary group in eastern Syria.

As a result of these dronezaps, at least 18 members of the Iraqi paramilitary group were killed and another 38 were maimed.

Israel has yet to comment on these allegations; they also haven’t comment on the allegations that they carried out the dronezaps over the Hashd al-Sha’abi base in Iraq’s Salaheddine Governorate on July 19th.

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Syrian, Russian forces resume assault on strategic mountaintop town in northeast Latakia
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Russian allies resumed their attack this morning at the strategic mountaintop town of Kabani in northeastern Latakia after a taking a brief break over the weekend.

Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Armored Division, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a heavy barrage of missiles and artillery shells toward the enemy positions in southern Kabani, scoring a number of direct hits on the jihadist defenses.

According to a military source in Latakia, the Syrian Army and their allies heavily concentrated their strikes on southern Kabani, but they did not storm the jihadist defenses.

Kabani, a strategic town in northeastern Latakia, is currently under the control of the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
and the Turkestan Islamic Party.

These two jihadist factions have repeatedly repelled the Syrian Army’s attempts to capture Kabani, despite being outnumbered at this front.

One of the reasons for the successful defense of Kabani by the jihadist forces is their plethora of tunnels and bases that are located around the town.

The Syrian Army has been unable to destroy the bad boy tunnels, which has left them susceptible to ambushes by the jihadist special forces in northeast Latakia.

For the Syrian Army’s central command, seizing Kabani is a high priority because of the geographic advantage that it would give the bad boy in this region of northeast Latakia.

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Russian Air Force launches first strikes since ceasefire announcement
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Russian Air Force has launched their first Arclight airstrike
...KABOOM!...
s over northwestern Syria this morning after halting all strikes following the declaration of a ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate.

According to a military source in Latakia, the Russian Air Force launched several strikes over the jihadist positions in the Jabal al-Akrad region of northeastern Latakia.

In particular, the Russian Air Force primarily concentrated their strikes on the Turkestan Islamic Party’s positions near the strategic town of Kabani.

The Russian Air Force resumed their airstrikes over northeastern Latakia after the jihadist rebels refused to withdraw from the front-lines in this mountainous region.

In addition to refusing to withdraw, the jihadist rebels also continued their shelling and dronezaps on the Syrian military’s positions.

The Russian Air Force’s latest strikes over northeast Latakia mark the first time in two weeks that they have carried out airstrikes in this region.

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