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US says nearly 500 Afghan citizens evacuated from Uzbekistan
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Good Morning

Top general was so fearful Trump might spark war that he made secret calls to his Chinese counterpart, new Bob Woodward book says
Wednesday September 15th, 2021

RhondaFleming_e9b1cd6c8e_o
Haftar-Saleh Meet President El-Sisi in Cairo
Iran replaces chief nuclear negotiator with 2015 deal critic
Morocco dismantles ISIS cell, arrests three
Former Lebanon PM leaves for US hours after judge subpoenas him over Beirut blast
UAE highlights economic achievements of Israel ties after a year of Abraham Accords
Protestors block oil tankers from loading at Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra ports in Libya
FBI takes down ENTIRE leadership of the Colombo crime family

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Arf!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 11:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Why is she washing her toes when some would lick them?
Posted by: Angeanter Thineger9622 || 09/15/2021 16:16 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
UN Raises Concerns Over Civilian Casualties In Panjshir
[ToloNews] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday at the UN meeting on Afghanistan in Geneva said she is worried about reports over civilian casualties and human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
violations in Panjshir.

"I am worried about reports of civilian casualties and human rights violations as an outcome of war in Panjshir and also am worried about the increasing hardship of living conditions there," she said.

Bachelet also raised concerns over the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
’s reprisals against employees of the former government and said non-government organizations and civil society organizations offices have also been attacked.

"We have received worrying information about the Taliban’s raids on some NGOs and civil society groups’ offices," she said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
a number of Panjshir residents said they have witnessed incidents of civilian killings and people being forced to leave their houses.

Nawida Azizi, a resident of Panjshir, said: "The forceful migration of Panjshir people has caused the people to leave their houses and go to other provinces."

"They announced a general amnesty, but they violated the amnesty and human rights and killed innocent people," said Sahil Arman, a resident of Panjshir.

The Taliban, however, rejected the allegations and asked the UN to take a "closer look."

"We strongly reject the report of Human Rights Watch, which says that the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan have committed war crimes against humanity. The organization should not fall prey to the misinformation of the enemy and should not prepare such false reports based on it. They need to take a closer look at the area and find out the facts for themselves," the Taliban’s front man Zabihullah Mujahid tweeted.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
Ahmad Wali Massoud, a leader of the Resistance® Front, in an interview with Deutsche Welle accused the Taliban of forcing people to leave their homes.

"The Taliban has forced hundreds of families to leave Panjshir. The Resistance® Front has asked the world countries for support, but until now there has not been any response," he said.

Abdulhaq Emad, a Taliban official, however, said the people have themselves left the area and the Taliban did not force them to leave their houses. "It is not a policy of the Taliban to force people to leave their homes and areas. The people themselves have left, as it happens in all Afghanistan, the Taliban have not prevented them from leaving," he said.

Meanwhile,
...back at the comedy club, Boogie ducked another tomato...
a video on social media shows a number of residents of Gizab district in Daikundi province saying the Taliban has given them nine days to leave their houses.

The Taliban have not commented on this video.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 00:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [57 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


Conflict amongst Taliban leaders, deputy PM unhappy with government makeup: Report
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A major conflict involving the deputy prime minister broke out between Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leaders over the structure of the group’s new government in Afghanistan, the BBC reported on Tuesday citing senior group officials.

"The argument between the group's co-founder [Deputy Prime Minister Mullah Abdul Ghani] Baradar and a cabinet member happened at the presidential palace," the sources told the BBC.

There have been widespread rumors about the health of top Taliban leaders and possible internal disagreements within the group, after Baradar disappeared from the public since his last appearance in early September.

Rumors also swirled around the health and whereabouts of Lord High Potentate and Supreme Leader of All He Surveys Haibatullah Akhundzada
...Former deputy to Taliban supremo Mullah Akhtar Mansour, now The Big Man Himself...
, who has made it his mission to stay away from public eye for years. Some reports say he died of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague)
...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men...
last year.

The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, and later in the month announced an interim cabinet made up of senior group figures.

"Baradar and Khalil ur-Rahman Haqqani - the minister for refugees and a prominent figure within the krazed killer Haqqani network
...a branch of the Afghan Taliban, based in Pakistain. The network is a family business founded by the later Jalaluddin Haqqani...
- had exchanged strong words, as their followers brawled with each other nearby," a source told the BBC.

The BBC’s sources said Baradar was unhappy with the structure of the government and the conflict broke out over who should claim credit for the group’s victory in Afghanistan.

Baradar believes diplomats, like himself, should get the lion’s share of the credit; while the Haqqani group — a paramilitary group run by one of the most senior Taliban figures and whose leader is the current interior minister — believes fighters achieved the most.

The Taliban sources told the BBC Baradar had left Kabul and travelled to the city of Kandahar following the conflict.
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


#2  Lets you and him fight!
Posted by: Sonny Black || 09/15/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||


Thousands of Afghans protest against the Taliban for evicting 3,000 families from their homes in Kandahar to house their fighters
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [80 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1 

Every time you read an article like this, just remember Biden and his people are the ones that hosed the whole withdrawal process up.

Read the Trump Afghanistan withdrawn plan called the Doha Agreement and see how many things Biden idiots violated in the agreement to may a mess of it.
Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 7:59 Comments || Top||

#2  WAIT WAIT WAIT! Da business partner Talibunnies haven't given Joe time to give these homeowners their stimulus yet!
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/15/2021 14:40 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Nine killed in Mogadishu suicide bombing
[AlAhram] The bombing was claimed the by al-Qaeda linked al-Shabaab
...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all ofwhich have enough problems without them...
Islamist group, which has been fighting to topple Somalia's federal government since 2007 and has carried out waves of attacks

Nine people, most of them members of Somalia's security forces, were killed in a suspected suicide kaboom at a checkpoint in the capital Mogadishu on Tuesday, police and witnesses said.

The attack took place near a checkpoint frequented by the security forces, police officer Mohammed Ali said.

"There are still investigations going on but with all indications so far, a jacket wallah caused the blast," he said, adding that six members of the security forces and three non-combatants were killed and 11 others maimed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [81 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Africa North
Clashes between the Libyan National Army and Chadian Opposition Forces In South Libya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Protestors block oil tankers from loading at Ras Lanuf and Al-Sidra ports in Libya
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Morocco dismantles ISIS cell, arrests three
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Moroccan authorities have dismantled a cell of ISIS-affiliated bully boyz and arrested three suspects accused of plotting an liquidation, security services said Tuesday.

The suspects, detained in the southern city of Errachidia, had planned "crimes of a terrorist nature against individuals" and selected a public servant for "imminent liquidation," according to the Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation (BCIJ), which oversees counter-terrorism operations.

Security forces searched the suspects’ homes and a shop, where they found military clothing, krazed killer literature and information, it said.

The head of the cell was "active in recruiting from the among followers of traditional religious trends," said the statement carried by the MAP state news agency.

The suspects, aged between 21 and 37, "had shared digital content of a terrorist nature such as those documenting suicide kabooms and killings carried out by ISIS" it said, using an Arabic acronym for ISIS.

They were remanded in jug for further investigations on the cell’s potential international links, its plans and any other people "involved in its krazed killer activities," the statement said, warning that Morocco continues to face the threat of terror attacks.

Since 2002, Moroccan security services have dismantled more than 2,000 krazed killer cells and made over 3,500 arrests linked to terrorism, according to BCIJ figures published in February.

Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [52 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Africa Subsaharan
Gunmen free 240 inmates from Nigerian prison
[IsraelTimes] A prison authority front man says that heavily armed button men stormed a jail in Nigeria’s central Kogi state overnight, freeing scores of inmates.

It is unclear who the button men were but central and northwest Nigeria have been terrorized by criminal gangs for years.

"The medium Security Custodial Centre in Kabba, Kogi State, has been attacked by yet to be identified button men and 240 inmates forcefully released," Nigeria’s correctional service front man Francis Enobore says in a statement.

At about 2245 GMT, he says, numerous attackers "engaged the armed guards in a fierce shootout."

The button men invaded the prison, which had 294 prisoners in jug at the time, including 224 pre-trial detainees.

Investigations are under way to find the escapees, he adds.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [46 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Ex-U.S. intel operatives admit hacking American networks for UAE
[Ynet] Three former U.S. intelligence operatives who worked as cyber spies for the United Arab Emirates admitted to violating U.S. hacking laws and prohibitions on selling sensitive military technology, under a deal to avoid prosecution announced on Tuesday.

The operatives - Marc Baier, Ryan Adams and Daniel Gericke - were part of a clandestine unit namedProject Raven, first reported by Reuters, that helped the UAE spy on its enemies.

At the behest of the UAE's monarchy, the Project Raven team hacked into the accounts of human rights activists, journalists and rival governments.
The UAE embassy in Washington, D.C., did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 02:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [175 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Reuters 'Project Raven' story from January, 2019.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/15/2021 2:34 Comments || Top||


#3  There are really only two choices when running trying to run a secure network: Make it actually secure, or expect to be exploited.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 8:52 Comments || Top||

#4  Seeing as these three will not serve jail time, it appears that their criminality is based on not paying off the right people.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/15/2021 9:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Whenwver I see the word "former"......well, you know.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/15/2021 9:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Like an ex-Spurt.
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 16:17 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Gunmen kidnap 20 foreigners, likely from Haiti and Venezuela, from Mexico hotel
[JPost] Illegals discover it's not safe to slam our borders, despite Joe's welcome wagon?
Gunmen stormed a hotel in Mexico's central San Luis Potosi state on Tuesday and kidnapped some 20 foreigners believed to be mostly from Haiti and Venezuela, the state's attorney general's office said.

The gunmen ransacked the building and took off with the logbook of guests, making it hard to identify who was kidnapped at the Sol y Luna hotel in Matehuala, about 195 kilometers (121 miles) north of the city of San Luis Potosi, the regional capital.

"We are trying to find their identities," Arturo Garza Herrera, the attorney general of the state, said in a statement.

The authorities have launched an investigation and are trying to rescue the guests, Garza added.

The statement did not clarify if the kidnapped Haitians and Venezuelans were migrants heading to the United States.

Many migrants face extreme dangers on their route to the United States, with kidnappings, extortion, rape and even murders reported. Some migrants are also conscripted to work for drug cartels fighting over drug trafficking routes.

In June, a human rights group reported that some 3,300 migrants stranded in Mexico since January due to a US border policy have been kidnapped, raped, trafficked or assaulted.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  The human smuggler didn't pay the tax on his goods to the cartel.
Posted by: Blinky Pholuling8616 || 09/15/2021 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Spare parts pay better than a whole car?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/15/2021 2:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Infect and Release?
Posted by: Skidmark || 09/15/2021 6:23 Comments || Top||

#4  ...took off with the logbook of guests, making it hard to identify who was kidnapped...

Nice touch. Mexican gunmen are doing the work that Biden won't.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/15/2021 11:58 Comments || Top||

#5  "They wanna come here and start some mini-iran.
Or spread some fuck*ing disease."

- Guns and Roses.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 12:02 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
US says nearly 500 Afghan citizens evacuated from Uzbekistan
[AlAhram] Uzbekistan had mostly withheld comment on the number and status of the refugees as it looked to cultivate ties with the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
next door

The United States said Tuesday it had evacuated nearly 500 "military and civilian" Afghans from Uzbekistan, while the ex-Soviet country declared there were now no Afghan refugees on its territory.

The days leading up to the Taliban's capture of Kabul caused scenes of chaos in Afghanistan's Central Asian neighbours Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, as soldiers loyal to the crumbling government fled over state borders in military aircraft.

But a US embassy front man told AFP Tuesday it had evacuated 494 "military and civilian" Afghans out of Uzbekistan's southern Termez airport with the Uzbek government's help.

"The evacuation was completed September 12-13," the front man told AFP by telephone, making no comment on the final destination of the refugees.

Uzbek foreign ministry front man Yusup Kabulzhanov on Monday confirmed the evacuation in comments to the privately-owned Kun.uz outlet.

"All Afghan refugees have left the territory of Uzbekistan", he said, without giving figures.

A staffer at Afghanistan's embassy told AFP last month that up to 1,500 Afghans might have crossed into Uzbekistan illegally after the Taliban secured control of the northern stronghold Mazar-e-Sharif in mid-August and began beating a path towards Kabul.

In a rare statement on the refugees in August, Uzbekistan said it had returned 150 people to Afghanistan at their own request and following talks with the Taliban to guarantee their safety.

- THOUSANDS OF AFGHANS IN TAJIKISTAN: EU -
Tajikistan, which has eschewed official contacts with the Taliban, has been similarly secretive about the number of refugees it has taken in.

The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
's delegation in the country said on Tuesday that it was providing 160,000 Euros in humanitarian aid funding "to benefit up to 5,000 displaced Afghans" in two Tajik provinces bordering Afghanistan.

The EU statement cited the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) as saying that "up to 50,000 refugees could be registered in Tajikistan after the total withdrawal of American and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A single organization with differing goals, equipment, language, doctrine, and structure....
troops by the end of 2021".

The statement comes after Interior Minister Ramazon Hamro Rahimzoda earlier this month criticised international donors for failing to help Tajikistan house refugees.

Afghanistan is set to dominate discussions at the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation -- a bloc that includes four ex-Soviet Central Asian countries, China, India, Pakistain and Russia -- hosted by Tajikistan this week.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA


#2  Haven't our embassies been flying the rainbow-ped0 flag for half a year now?

Didn't we insist on creating a Gender Studues program at Kabul University?

Why would Tiny Blinken, the Snagglepuss at Stare, have a problem with ped0philia?
Posted by: Fat Bob Squank3500 || 09/15/2021 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Why would Tiny Blinken, the Snagglepuss at State, have a problem with ped0philia?

Ped0philia a problem? Is the memory hole no longer functioning? Has Ghislaine Marion Maxwell expired from COVID and no one noticed ?



Posted by: Besoeker || 09/15/2021 7:42 Comments || Top||

#4  why are we evacuating Afghan citizens from Uzbekistan?
Posted by: Chris || 09/15/2021 9:21 Comments || Top||

#5  Something about the mail-in ballots not making it back from there...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#6  why are we evacuating Afghan citizens from Uzbekistan?

Holding pen, Chris. They were temporarily cached there, among other garden spots, so the airplanes could turn around more quickly to pick up the next load from Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. Also, it gives the State Department more time to figure out who among the passengers should never have been allowed on the airplane or into the U.S.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 19:46 Comments || Top||

#7  ^ "Do you swear to vote Democrat?"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/15/2021 19:52 Comments || Top||

#8  it gives the State Department more time to figure out who among the passengers should never have been allowed on the airplane or into the U.S.

I would take that as Snark of the Day! Pity the Dept of State didn't spend less time on gayness and more on evacuation logistics.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/15/2021 19:59 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Ohio man sentenced to 20 years for plot to attack synagogue
Another idiot whose BFF turned out to be an FBI informant.
[IsraelTimes] Damon Joseph pleaded guilty in May to planning deadly assault on Congregation B’nai Israel in Toledo.

A federal court sentenced an Ohio man to 20 years in prison for planning deadly attacks on a Toledo synagogue.

Damon Joseph of Holland, a Toledo suburb, had pleaded guilty in May to providing material support to a terrorist organization and attempting to commit a hate crime. Along with the prison term, the United States District Court in Toledo sentenced Joseph on Monday to a lifetime of supervised release.

Joseph was 21 in 2018, when he posted recruitment propaganda for 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 on social media. FBI
...Formerly one of the world's premier criminal investigation organizations, something for a nation to be proud of. Now it's a political arm of the Deep State oligarchy that is willing to trump up charges, suppress evidence, or take out insurance policies come election time...
agents engaged him online and Joseph said that he wanted to carry out a mass killing attack on a Toledo Jewish target, inspired in part by the mass murder of Jews at a Pittsburgh synagogue in October that year. The attack on the Tree of Life synagogue was the worst on US Jews in history.

Joseph was arrested when he accepted two disabled assault rifles from an undercover FBI agent.

In statements, prosecutors noted that Joseph planned his attack for Shabbat.

"He hoped to cause mass casualties by selecting a time when numerous innocent victims would be present," Acting Assistant Attorney General Mark Lesko of the Justice Department’s National Security Division said.

In court Monday, Joseph said that he was "naive and ignorant of religion."

The cantor at the targeted synagogue, Congregation B’nai Israel, cited the timing of the sentencing.

"How appropriate that he has been sentenced as we commemorate the world’s worst act of terror — 9/11," Ivor Lichterman was quoted as saying by the local CBS affiliate, WTOL11. "Similarly, this is around the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the time when Jews seek atonement, not only from God, but equally important, from our fellow man."

The local Jewish federation thanked authorities for preventing an attack.

"We are grateful to the Court, to the FBI, local law enforcement and the US attorney’s office for the Northern District of Ohio for their careful attention and diligence in bringing Mr. Joseph to justice and for protecting our community," the federation said in a statement reported by WTOL11.

Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 01:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [86 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
Damon M. Joseph, aka Abdullah Ali Yusuf and America ISIS convert member

Once again "The Religion of Peace" strikes or attempted to strike again.

But given the Democrat/Socialist Party growing history of Anti-Semitic comments and actions, since the Obama Admin. Why do I have a feeling that this 9-11-01 anniversary timed sentence, will be appealed and greatly reduced?

While this one was a homegrown convert.
It does make me ponder how many Afghans we are going to find on the Terrorist watch list and how many we missed. Among 10's of 1000's we gave a free ride to the USA..... over our own citizens?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 7:45 Comments || Top||

#2  ^ hundreds. They were vetted -- by the Taliban. Of COURSE there are hundreds of sleeper agents embedded in the AFG refugee cohorts
Posted by: Black Bart Phavins7132 || 09/15/2021 7:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Always carry a throw-down. It would be great if it had pisslamic verses engraved on it, but it would be less general purpose then...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||


US mosque-bomber gets 53 years in prison
Follow up to this story from yesterday.
[AlAhram] Emily Claire Hari, 50, was convicted last year on five counts including the bombing, destruction of religious property and using force to obstruct worship, the department said in a statement late Monday

A transgender woman who led a militia called The White Rabbits has been sentenced to 53 years in prison for bombing a Minnesota mosque in 2017, the Justice Department announced.

Emily Claire Hari, 50, was convicted last year on five counts including the bombing, destruction of religious property and using force to obstruct worship, the department said in a statement late Monday.

It said that Hari -- who at the time identified as a man, Michael Hari -- organized a "terrorist militia group" named The White Rabbits in Clarence, Illinois.

Hari recruited two men, Michael McWhorter and Joe Morris, into the group, and on August 5, they attacked the Dar al-Farooq Islamic Center (DAF) in Bloomington, Minnesota, around 500 miles (800 kilometers) away.

In the early morning hours, as some people were gathering at the mosque for prayers, they broke a window and threw containers of volatile fuel and a pipe bomb inside, which exploded, causing heavy damage.

"Hari targeted DAF specifically to terrorize Muslims into believing they are not welcome in the United States and should leave the country," the department said.

In January 2019, McWhorter and Morris pleaded guilty to the bombing, while Hari fought the case at trial.

Hari's two accomplices have not yet been sentenced.

"Hari sought to terrorize an entire faith community. Today's sentence makes clear that such acts of hate-fueled terror will not be tolerated," said Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco in a statement.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/15/2021 00:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [77 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1 

A Minnesota "SHE-IT"
Need we say more?

Posted by: NN2N1 || 09/15/2021 11:26 Comments || Top||

#2  "I only did that to try to beat the rap..."

"You still gets to be de wife in dis house, whitebread..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/15/2021 11:28 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Terror module busted in Delhi, UP shows Dawood is still prime asset for ISI
[OneIndia] The busting of two ISI sponsored modules, one by the Delhi Police and another by the UP ATS is clearly a sign of the Pakistain spy agencies trying to up the ante ahead of the elections to be held next year.

While the Delhi Police arrested 6 persons who were planning attacks during the festival season, the UP police picked up 3 persons following raids at Lucknow, Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh.

The Delhi Police said that the six persons were planning major attacks in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra during the festival season. The police also said that the accused persons had visited Pakistain. In Pakistain they were taken to a town near the Gwadar port and were trained by two persons from the Pakistain Army.

The training imparted to them involved preparing IEDs, using firearms, AK-47s and committing arson with the help of items of daily use.

The module was busted after the police received intelligence that a Pakistain sponsored module was planning on executing a series of attacks in the country. The police following the raids arrested, Jaan Mohammad Sheikh (47 years old) of Mumbai, Osama (22) of Delhi, Moolchand (47) of Raebareli, Zeeshan Qamar (28) of Prayagraj, Mohammad Abu Bakar (23) of Bahraich, and Mohammad Amir Javed (31) of Lucknow.

Osama and Qamar travelled to Muscat and from there they were taken to Pakistain on a boat. They stayed in Pakistain at a farmhouse in Thatta for 15 days and during this period they received training, senior special cell officer, Neeraj Thakur said.

During the probe the role of Dawood Ibrahim's brother too was revealed. The police learnt that Dawood's brother Anees Ibrahim was coordinating the execution of the attacks. He was also handling the recruitments, finance, logistics and transport through underworld channels largely based in Mumbai.

The ISI has often used Dawood's underworld network to carry out attacks in India. The channel is also crucial for the ISI to ferry across drugs into India and Sri-Lanka, the proceeds of which are used to fund terror activities.

The role of the Dawood network was suspected in the Mumbai train bombings as well as the 26/11 attacks. Considering the underworld knows the city of Mumbai very well, the D-Company
...the Dawood Ibrahim mob. Dawood's an international mobster allied with various terror groups including al-Qaeda. The Pak govt can't seem to catch him, despite having his address and phone number...
has been instrumental in providing logistic support. The first time the name of Dawood cropped up in an act of terror was during the Mumbai 1993 blasts case.

In the current case, the police learnt that an underworld operative Sameer was hired by a Pakistain based person. He coordinated with his contacts to ensure the delivery of arms and ammunition.

An Intelligence Bureau official tells OneIndia that Dawood continues to be an asset for the ISI. It is a well known fact that he lives under the protection of the Pakistain spy agency. While Pakistain continues to deny his presence on its soil, his whereabouts and the operations he launches from the country has come to light on several occasions.

A recent probe by the NIA into the seizure of 300 kilograms of drugs off the coast of Vizhinjam revealed the role of Pakistain. It was found that the operatives were in touch with a Pakistain based drug runner Haji Salim. This is very much part of the Dawood cartel which operates in Pakistain, India and Sri Lanka, an officer explained. The ISI has upped narcotic trade in a bid to use it to orchestrate terror attacks in India, the official also said.
Another One India article adds:
"They formed 2 teams-one was being coordinated by Dawood Ibrahim's brother Anees Ibrahim. It was tasked to get the arms into India from across the border and keeping them concealed here.The other team was to arrange funding via Hawala," he said.

"The arrested have stated that there were 14-15 Bangla speaking persons in their group who might have been taken for similar training. It looks like this operation was closely coordinated from across the border," said Neeraj Thakur, Special CP, Delhi Police Special Cell.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Jailbreak probe said to find 11 Gilboa prisoners started tunnel dig in November
[IsraelTimes] The investigation into the jailbreak of six Palestinian security prisoners from the Gilboa Prison last week has found that inmates of the facility began late last year to dig the tunnel used to escape, with the help of at least five additional prisoners, the Haaretz daily reported on Tuesday.

The six fugitives — two of whom are still at large — escaped by digging through the concrete and metal rebar flooring in their bathroom and removing a slab that led to a series of cavities in the prison’s structure. They used these to leave the compound underground and then tunneled their way up to a road on the south side of the facility.

According to Tuesday’s report, investigators probing last Monday’s escape believe that at least 11 prisoners were involved in the digging of the tunnel, which began as early as November 2020. The Shin Bet security agency, which is leading the investigation, is reportedly questioning the five prisoners believed to have helped the escapees dig.

The prisoners are said to have carried out the digging using plates and pan handles and to have dumped the excavated dirt in the sewer system, in garbage cans, and in hollow shafts they found in their wing.

According to the reports earlier this week, a prison guard who was responsible for maintaining the prison’s sewer system knew of recent blockages in the system due to sand, but did not report the blockages to the prison authorities.

Security officials additionally suspect that many other prisoners in the Gilboa Prison may have known of the escape, according to the Haaretz report, and that another inmate was set to take part in the jailbreak, but changed his mind at the last minute.

Israeli security forces said to arrest brother, cousin of fugitive Palestinian

[IsraelTimes] Manhunt for remaining two Gilboa Prison escapees continues in towns and villages surrounding West Bank city of Jenin.

Israeli security forces arrested the brother and cousin of runaway terrorist Iham Kamamji early on Monday morning, Paleostinian media reported.

According to the reports, Kamamji’s brother Emad, a Jenin resident, was detained, as well as his cousin Qaysar, who hails from the nearby town of Kufr Dan.

In addition to the arrests, security forces were reportedly conducting searches in Yamun, Araqah, Ya’bad and Dan — all towns that lie close to the Paleostinian city of Jenin in the northern West Bank.

A high-ranking commander in the Hamas, a regional Iranian catspaw, terror group’s West Bank division was also said to be arrested overnight: Yusef al-Laham, a Bethlehem resident. In total, some 15 Paleostinians had been arrested by Monday morning in connection with the runaways, according to Paleostinian media.

The Shin Bet security agency, which oversees nighttime search-and-arrest operations in the West Bank, did not respond to a request for comment.
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Arab businessman, accused of spying for Iran, ordered released to house arrest
[IsraelTimes] Decision comes after questions raised over seriousness of information allegedly conveyed by Yaqoub Abu al-Qia’an, a former Knesset candidate held since June

But questions have arisen regarding the severity of his alleged actions, with his attorneys noting that information he is accused of passing regarding the movements of Defense Minister Benny Gantz and economic activity with the Gulf was already publicly available.
An Arab Israeli millionaire who briefly ran for Knesset with former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon was ordered to be released to house arrest on Tuesday, as he awaits trial on accusations of spying on Israel for Iran.

Yaqoub Abu al-Qia’an, a former politician and Bedouin construction magnate from the northern Negev, has been in jail since June, when he was arrested on suspicion of passing material to a Lebanese-Iraqi man who acted as a go-between for Iranian intelligence figures, according to the Shin Bet security service.

Abu al-Qia’an was indicted at the Southern District Court in Beersheba in July on charges of contact with a foreign agent and passing information to an enemy.

But questions have arisen regarding the severity of his alleged actions, with his attorneys noting that information he is accused of passing regarding the movements of Defense Minister Benny Gantz and economic activity with the Gulf was already publicly available.
*Snicker* And for that Iranian Intelligence paid big bucks.
In late August, the Supreme Court
...the political football known as The Highest Court in the Land, home of penumbrae and emanations...
ordered the Beersheba District Court to rethink a decision by judge Dina Cohen to order Abu al-Qia’an be held behind bars for the remainder of the proceedings.

On Monday, Beersheba District Court judge Nasser Abu Taha overturned Cohen’s decision and agreed to release Abu al-Qia’an to his home in the southern Bedouin city of Rahat.

Abu al-Qia’an will be required to wear an electronic tracker at all times and will be forbidden from using technological devices to communicate with the outside, the judge ruled.

He will not be released until Wednesday, to give the state a chance to appeal the decision.

In 2019, Ya’alon put Abu al-Qia’an onto his Telem party’s slate for the March election of that year. He was never officially registered and did not ultimately make it into the running for Knesset after Telem merged with two other parties to form the Blue and White coalition.

He was arrested on June 10 and held in jug without being able to contact his attorneys for several weeks. His case was only reported in July, once a gag order was lifted.

During the investigation, the Shin Bet determined that Abu al-Qia’an had been in prolonged contact with Leb
...an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. The Leb civil war, between 1975 and 1990, lasted a little over 145 years and produced 120,000 fatalities. The average length of a ceasefire was measured in seconds. The Lebs maintain a precarious sectarian balance among Shiites, Sunnis, and about a dozeen flavors of Christians. It is the home of Hezbollah, which periodically starts a war with the Zionist Entity, gets Beirut pounded to rubble, and then declares victory and has a parade. The Lebs have the curious habit of periodically murdering their heads of state or prime ministers, a practice dating back to the heady human sacrifice days of Baal Moloch. In 2020 Hezbollahblew up a considerable portion of Beirut and many of its inhabitants when its ammonium nitrate faci8lity exploded. They blamed it on... somebody else. It wasn't them though. Trust them on that...
’s Haidar al-Mashhadani, a fixer for Iranian intelligence.

"As part of these contacts, Abu al-Qia’an provided updates of what was going on in Israel," the security service said. It alleged that he also sought meeting with other Iranians working with al-Mashhadani.

Aside from the intelligence information passed between the sides, the contacts also focused on potential business opportunities in various Arab countries in the region, according to the Shin Bet.

The security service said that the case came to light as part of its ongoing activities in recent years to thwart attempts by 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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and its proxy, the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah, to enlist the help of Israelis in the country and abroad in order to attack senior Israeli figures in the defense establishment and to gather information.
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Indonesia: Suspected Leader Of Jemaah Islamiyah Arrested
[DailyCaller] A man suspected of leading a holy warrior group with ties to al-Qaeda was arrested in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reported.

Abu Rusdan, 61, and three other suspected members of the holy warrior group Jemaah Islamiyah were arrested near Indonesia’s capital city, according to police spokesperson Ahmad Ramadhan, the AP reported. Jemaah Islamiyah is a designated terror group in the U.S. and was accused of several bombings in Indonesia including a kaboom at a hotel in Bali in 2002 that killed more than 200 people.

"He is currently known to be active among the unlawful Jemaah Islamiyah network’s leadership," Ramadhan told the AP. He added that the arrests were part of a national law enforcement effort targeting the group.

Rusdan is a convicted holy warrior and Indonesian officials consider him as a leader within Jemaah Islamiyah, according to the AP. He served a three-year prison sentence for his involvement in hiding Ali Ghufron, the holy warrior behind the Bali attacks.

Rusdan traveled across the country to speak at events and deliver sermons after he was released from prison in 2006, the AP reported.

The group is also suspected of carrying out attacks in the Philippines and recruiting and training new members in Indonesia, according to the AP. Densus 88, Indonesia’s counterterrorism police force, has arrested 53 suspected members of Jemaah Islamiyah across the country.
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#1  Following the fall of President Suharto after more than three decades in power the "anti-subversive" law was lifted by President Habibi. Thus, the ground was set for radicals to organize. Among the the most important to do so was the Jamaah Ikhwan al-Muslimin Indonesia (JAMI). Although radical it was not terrorist. The JAMI itself had its origen in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. The growth of Indonesia Islamism was led by people of Arab, particularly of Yemeni origin. In addition, many Indonesian students were radicalized at al Azhar University, Cairo. During the "Arab Spring" many returned home and joined other less radical Islamists in raising hell.
Following the 2002 attacks on Bali the media and the military have concentrated on the JAMI -- now the Jemaah Islamiyah. Overall, the government has managed to control its activity, at least for the present.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Explosions near Al Bukamal on Syria-Iraq border area
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Iran replaces chief nuclear negotiator with 2015 deal critic
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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 the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
appointed on Tuesday Ali Bagheri-Kani, a diplomat critical of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, as the deputy foreign minister for political affairs, replacing a diplomat who led the Iranian negotiating team at talks aimed at reviving the deal in Vienna earlier this year.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian appointed Bagheri-Kani as his deputy for political affairs, replacing Abbas Araghchi, the official IRNA news agency reported.


Posted by: Fred || 09/15/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  It's estimated Iran is close to getting enough enriched uranium now for a bomb.

In the past, it's not clear why Ali Bagheri-Kani was critical of the JCPOA. "Critical of" could mean he didn't think Iran got enough money or advantages. Personally, I think Obama, Kerry and Biden allowed us to get buttraped in the first deal.
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