[BREITBART] An illegal alien has been sentenced to a little more than six years in prison for planning to distribute enough fentanyl to kill half a million Americans, federal officials confirm.
Pablo Vega-Ontanon, a 53-year-old illegal alien from Mexico, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 74 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release for possessing enough fentanyl to kill 500,000 Americans with an intent to distribute the drugs.
Vega-Ontanon, who had been living in Georgia, traveled to Gulfport, Mississippi on November 6, 2018, with Eder Ortega-Casarrubias and Eric Estudillo-Carrazco to sell heroin they said was hidden in a compartment of their vehicle to a confidential informant.
After federal officials arrested the illegal alien and his two accomplices, Sherlocks discovered that the trio had possession of nine kilograms of heroin and one kilogram of fentanyl ‐ enough drugs to kill 500,000 Americans, nearly the entire population of Wyoming.
In June, Ortega-Cassarubias was sentenced to 10.5 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, while Estudillo-Carrazco pleaded guilty last month and faces a maximum life sentence and a $10 million fine.
Every year, nearly 70,000 to 76,000 Americans die from drug overdoses. A report released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) revealed this year that young white American men are the most vulnerable to the national opioid crisis, dying at a higher rate than any other demographic group.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed at least 9 Talibs during an operaiton in Giro district of Ghazni province.
The military officials said Wednesday that the Special Forces also detained 2 Talibs during an operation in Nerkh district of Wardak province.
The officials further added that the Special Forces destroyed a cache of weapons belonging to Taliban ...Arabic for students... in Baraki Barak district of Pashtun-infested Logar province.
Furthermore, the Special Forces destroyed a drug cache of ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... terrorist group during a patrol in Chaparhar 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.
The anti-government armed Death Eaters have not commented regarding the operations so far.
[KhaamaPress] The security forces arrested a Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... group member who had disguised himself as woman in eastern Nuristan province of Afghanistan.
The Ministry of Interior said in a statement that the security forces arrested the Taliban group member in Saw Village of Nari district.
The Taliban group has not commented in this regard so far.
Meanwhile, ...back at the shootout, bullets whapped! around Butch as he tried to tie his scarf around his shoulder as a tourniquet...... the Ministry of Interior said the security forces arrested another bad boy who was assassinating security personnel in 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... province.
The interior ministry also added that the security forces arrested the bad boy in Pul-e Maldar area of Adraskan district of Herat.
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan forces recaptured major Lapis Lazuli mines from Taliban militants in Badakhshan province.
The military of defense said in a statement “After recapturing the centers of Kiraan and Minjaan districts of Badakhshan province from the Taliban, the ANDSF also took control of the Lapis Lazuli mines in the area from the Taliban today.”
The statement further added that many Taliban were killed, tens of their fighters were wounded and many others surrendered to the Afghan forces during the operations.
Furthermore, the Ministry of Defense said “ANDSF is continuing operations against the enemies of peace and stability in Badakhshan.”
The defense ministry also added that the operations have so far resulted in recapturing three districts and clearing tens of villages from the presence and activities of terrorists.
[WASHINGTONTIMES] A rocket went kaboom! at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan just minutes into Wednesday, the anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the United States.
A plume of smoke rose over central Kabul shortly after midnight and sirens could be heard. Inside the embassy, employees heard this message over the loudspeaker: "An explosion caused by a rocket has occurred on compound."
About an hour later the all-clear was given, with no injuries reported.
There was no immediate comment from Afghan officials or those with the NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... mission, which is also nearby.
It was the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump ...the Nailer of NAFTA... abruptly called off U.S.-Taliban ...Arabic for students... talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America’s longest war.
Two Taliban boom-mobiles shook Kabul last week, killing several civilians and two members of the NATO mission. Trump has cited the death of a U.S. service member in one of those blasts as the reason why he now calls the U.S.-Taliban talks "dead."
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09/12/2019 00:00 ||
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Drop a medium asteroid on Q..... one can dream ...
You know how the locals hate polio vaccines (anti-vaxers they are). An ugly DNA modified and targeted plague taking down half the population (See - Northern Europe circa 1300s), would sort a lot of stuff out. With today's technology out there, its something that doesn't require state sponsorship. Tick off the wrong person... Just saying.
[Jpost] Islamist bully boyz killed nine Nigerian soldiers in an attack on a military base in the northeast of the country, three soldiers and an official from a security agency said on Wednesday.
A decade-long insurgency in the northeast, started by Islamist group Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... in 2009, has claimed more than 30,000 lives. A breakaway faction that pledges allegiance to 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.... has become the dominant group in the insurgency, carrying out attacks on military bases over the past year.
The soldiers and security officer, all of whom spoke on condition of anonymity, said Islamist bully boyz attacked troops on Tuesday at a military base in Gudumbali - a town in Borno, the state worst hit by the insurgency.
They said nine soldiers were killed in the attack and 27 were missing.
"We repelled the attack," said Nigerian Army front man Sagir Musa. He said he was not aware of any soldiers being killed or having gone missing.
[ALARABY.CO.UK] 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... 's 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... rebels said on Wednesday they had killed the suspected assassin of the brother of their chief, Abdelmalik al-Houthi. They had previously blamed Soddy Arabia ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face... for the liquidation.
The Houthis' TV channel al-Masirah reported last month that the rebel leader's brother Ibrahim Badreddine Amir al-Din al-Houthi had been "assassinated at the hands of traitors" working for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Iran-backed Houthis said their intelligence wing had killed Mohammad Ali Qaid Dawi, 54, in "a successful intelligence operation" in the city of Marib, deep inside territory held by the internationally-recognized Yemeni government, which is supported by Saudi Arabia.
The Houthis said their investigations had proved Dawi had links to "the Saudi enemy".
[Jpost] IDF fighters and aircraft attacked several terrorist targets at a military compound belonging to the Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, terror organization in the northern 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, confirmed an IDF spokesperson on Wednesday night.
The attack was carried out in response to rockets that were fired at Israel from Gaza earlier on Wednesday.
Terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip fired at IDF aircraft in an attempt to down them, according to Paleostinian Sawa news agency .
Rocket sirens went off twice on Wednesday night in two towns in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council.
The rocket sirens went off in the town of Zikim in the first incident and then the town of Mivkaim the second time.
According to Quds, the anti-aircraft fire set off rocket sirens in southern Israel.
An IDF spokesperson confirmed that the rocket sirens were false alarms and that the siren in Zikim was caused by a needless interception attempt.
The IDF attacked sites belonging to terrorist groups in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, Sawa reported.
Early reports claim the strikes targeted sites near Beit Lahiya.
Earlier on Wednesday, an IDF tank attacked a Hamas post in the northern Gaza Strip in response to three rockets that were fired from Gaza, setting off rocket sirens in the towns of Yad Mordechai and Netiv Netiv Ha’asara in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel on Wednesday afternoon.
Paleostinian media reported conflicting reports about whether there were injuries in the IDF tank attack or not.
One rocket fell near a town near the Gaza border and another fell near a house, causing minor damage when shrapnel hit the house. The third rocket fell in an open area. No injuries were reported.
On Tuesday night, rockets were fired towards the cities of Ashdod and Ashkelon. were shot from Gaza on Tuesday night. Rocket sirens went off in Ashdod and Ashkelon at about 9 p.m. The Iron Dome intercepted one rocket while another fell in an open field near Ashkelon.
In response, the IDF attacked 15 positions belonging to terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip. Targets included a site used to manufacture weapons, a naval compound and a terror tunnel.
[IsraelTimes] A group of Palestinians entered Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip and stole an empty ammunition crate from an unmanned army post, the IDF says. Shortly after entering Israel, the group ran back into the enclave.
Photographs shared on Palestinian social media show the empty ammunition crate, along with some wires that were also apparently stolen from the empty IDF post.
[Jpost] IDF forces arrested two Palestinian suspects who crossed the Gaza border security fence into Israel south of the Gaza Strip on Wednesday. They were carrying three knives and two wire cutters, the two suspects are currently arrested for further investigations.
[Jpost] Abu Hafs al-Maqdisi, the leader of 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... -based Jaish al-Ummah al-Salafi jihadi group, called on the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... to increase attacks against the United States according to a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Tuesday.
The message comes after President Donald Trump ...dictatorial for repealing some (but not all) of the diktats of his predecessor, misogynistic because he likes pretty girls, homophobic because he doesn't think gender bending should be mandatory, truly a man for all seasons...... decided to break off secret talks with the group.
Al-Maqdisi took to Telegram and commented on Trump's decision to not talk with the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (the Taliban), he called on the group to step up their attacks against America and also added that the US is close to collapsing.
[ALMASDARNEWS] A high-ranking Saudi jihadist commander was assassinated this week while traveling with his bodyguard through a city in eastern Idlib.
According to opposition activists on social media, the 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... military commander, known by his nom de guerre "Abu ’Abdel-Mohsen al-Jazrawi", was assassinated alongside his bodyguard in the Idlib Governorate city of Saraqib.
Al-Jazrawi, a Saudi national, was considered one of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham’s top military commanders before his liquidation.
No group has grabbed credit for this latest liquidation.
In the past, opposition activists have accused both the Syrian government and 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.... (ISIS ...embracing their inner Islamic Brute... /ISIS/IS/ISIS) of carrying out liquidations in the Idlib Governorate.
These liquidations had become so prevalent earlier this year that Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham launched a wide-scale campaign in the Idlib Governorate to eliminate Syrian government and ISIS sleeper cells.
If any spies were captured by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, they would be killed by the jihadist group and a video would later be released of the execution.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops in northeastern Latakia have been a short break since the ceasefire was announced in northwestern Syria.
However, there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened... with the ceasefire coming to an end, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Armored Division has already begun launching heavy artillery and missiles toward the hard boy defenses in Kabani area of the Latakia Governorate.
According to a military source near the Kabani front, the Syrian Arab Army has been conducting periodic strikes on the town and Jaish al-Akrad region as they prepare to launch an offensive in the area.
As shown in the video below, the Latakia front has been relatively quiet since the ceasefire’s announcement, but this is expected to change in the coming days as both the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) make their final preparations.
[ALMASDARNEWS] Heavy festivities broke out this evening bewteen two Ottoman Turkish-backed rebel groups in the northern part of the Aleppo Governorate, local opposition activists reported.
According to the reports, the festivities broke between factions of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... in the border city of Jarabulus.
No casualties have been reported.
The reason for the festivities has not been reported.
Posted by: Fred ||
09/12/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Sublime Porte
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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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
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