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Chicago mayor Lori Lightfoot proposes a Victims' Justice Ordinance that would allow the city to sue gang members for up to $10,000 in civil court and seize their property
Friday September 17th, 2021

Jean Ackerman naked as a draped egg_06
Iraq has signed a deal with Swedish SEAB and Turkey%u2019s Limak to build a 70,000-barrels-per-day oil refinery near the northern city of Mosul
Lebanon's new cabinet agrees policy program
Operation Balance of Deterrence 8 is under way from Yemen against Saudi Arabia now
Beirut blast judge issues arrest warrant for Lebanon's ex-minister
EU should still consider imposing sanctions on Lebanese politicians who block the progress of the new government
Arab Parliament Reiterates Call for Mercenaries to Withdraw from Libya
Data Shows Percent of Fatalities in
People Hit by Gunfire: Highly Variable, by City

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336075 views] Top|| File under:

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 13:09 Comments || Top||

#2  She was makin' it when that pitchur was took...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 13:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Roaring 20's no doubt.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2021 17:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Those sideburns are pretty cool.
Posted by: jpal || 09/17/2021 17:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Pretty sure I liked the way their 20's roared better than ours.
Posted by: Cesare || 09/17/2021 18:16 Comments || Top||

#6  Here, miss, let me take that load off your hands...
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/17/2021 18:36 Comments || Top||

US Advises Stranded Green Card Holders to Leave Afghanistan to go to US Embassy in Neighboring Countries
[NationalReview] "I explained his situation — a U.S. legal permanent resident since 2017, and his wife and kids’ visa interview interrupted by closing of Kabul embassy," my reader said. "Her first response was to read to me, verbatim, the text of the auto-reply emails that we have been receiving. ’The U.S. embassy in Kabul is closed, blah, blah, blah...’ I let her do that on the off chance that there might be new information. There wasn’t."

When the woman on the hotline had finished repeating the old, and not terribly helpful information, my reader asked: "How do we get him and his family out of Afghanistan?"

My reader says the State Department hotline operator’s advice was to leave Afghanistan, contact any of the neighboring country U.S. embassies, travel to that embassy, finish the interview process, get the visas, and then buy tickets and fly to the United States.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under: Taliban/IEA

#1  In short "You're on your own".
And, a few weeks down the road, $$$ to Taliban will be justified as "saving lives".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/17/2021 1:20 Comments || Top||

#2  So much for the "shelter and remain in place" instructions.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/17/2021 4:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Meanwhile, the Taliban control the roads and borders.
Posted by: The Walking Unvaxed || 09/17/2021 6:00 Comments || Top||

#5  State Department advice: You can't get here from there.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 8:11 Comments || Top||

#6  OTOH, I'd imagine the smugglers are enjoying a healthy market in exfiltrating people who can afford to buy their way out.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/17/2021 8:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Right. If 8,000 Hatians can cross into Texas, surely those folks can get home! [/sarc]
Posted by: Bobby || 09/17/2021 12:32 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Over 200 Migrants Arrested in Libyan Capital
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Wednesday, security patrols 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...
’s ’Office of the General Administration of Central Support Authority in the Old City (Al-Madina al-Qadeema)’ arrested 202 migrants colonists of varying nationalities in the Libyan capital.

In a statement, the Ministry of the Interior stated that the detainees were referred to one of the official shelters of the Anti-Illegal Migration Agency, which would take the appropriate legal measures against them.

Libya has become the preferred point of departure for immigrants colonists wanting to cross the Mediterranean towards European shores, ever since the 2011 uprising toppled leader Muammar Qadaffy
...a proud Arab institution for 42 years, now among the dear departed, though not the dearest...
immigrants colonists who are rescued at sea or seized by the Libyan authorities end up in overcrowded reception centers across the country.

So far this year, more than 20,000 immigrants colonists, including women and kiddies have been rescued. Hundreds of others have drowned or gone missing off the Libyan coast, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Libya’s Government of National Unity (GNU), which took office in March has stated that the migration crisis is beyond its control.

Earlier this month, A supposed location was identified in Libya where African migrants colonists were allegedly kept in cages like animals, said Basheer Garba Muhammed, the Director-General of Nigeria’s National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP).

Muhammed claimed that their vital organs such as eyes, kidneys and lungs would thereafter be harvested and sold in the black market to service the medical needs of Europe, according to the International Centre for Investigative Reporting (ICIR) in Nigeria. These claims have not been verified.

During a meeting with the Governor of Kano State, Abdulahi Umar Ganduje, to discuss strategies to curb human trafficking, Muhammed added that many Nigerians are trapped in conditions of sexual and labour exploitation in various African and European countries.
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336074 views] Top|| File under: Human Trafficking

France says drone strike killed leader of Islamic State in Sahara, Abu Walid al Sahrawi

Worth reading the entire article, especially alongside the Daily Mail article on the subject Skidmore gave us in a comment about yesterday’s story on the subject.
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Every time these guys are droned they mysteriously reenter the atmospehre and appear.
Posted by: Ebbomoger Speaking for Boskone4589 || 09/17/2021 0:06 Comments || Top||

Operation Balance of Deterrence 8 is under way from Yemen against Saudi Arabia now
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336087 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  The world seems much less safe since January.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2021 17:13 Comments || Top||

Border Force rescues migrants from English Channel
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336068 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

1 dead, 6 injured in a mysterious blast in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district
Girl dead, five family members injured in mysterious blast in north Kashmir's Handwara
A 17-year-old girl died while five other members of her family were maimed in a mysterious blast in Tarathpora Ramhall area of Handwara in north Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
’s Kupwara district on Thursday.

Quoting official sources, news agency GNS reported that the blast occurred in the house of Ghulam Mohammad Wani, killing his teenager daughter Shabnum Bano on the spot while five other members of the family were maimed who were shifted to hospital.

The injured have been identified as Ghulam Mohammad Wani, 45, son of Abdul Razzaq Wani, Raja Begum, 38, wife of Ghulam Mohammed Wani, Razzaq's wife Janti Begum 70, Rifat, 17, daughter of Ghulam Mohammed Wani and Mukhti Begum, 34.

It is said that some members of the family are dealing with scrap and might have brought home the explosive with the trash.

A police officer told GNS that nature of the blast is being investigated adding "it seems there is no militancy-related angle to it."
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336071 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies

A convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian diesel has crossed the border from Syria into Lebanon
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336072 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Will they, by any chance, be traveling on the Highway of Death?

Posted by: Skidmark || 09/17/2021 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  An inefficient way to get diesel given that Lebanon has seaports.

I'm not sure what condition the ports are in though.
Posted by: Lord Garth || 09/17/2021 9:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Beirut port closed - SAFETY4SEA
https://safety4sea.com › beirut-port-closed
Aug 6, 2020 Given the recent incident in the port of Beirut, the port is currently closed with all traffic being diverted to the port of Tripoli, Lebanon.
As noted, the convoy is still an inefficient way to ship fuel.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 09/17/2021 17:41 Comments || Top||

Beirut blast judge issues arrest warrant for Lebanon's ex-minister
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The judge leading 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 investigation into last year’s devastating Beirut port blast issued an arrest warrant for an ex-minister who failed to appear for questioning Thursday, a judicial source said.

"Judge Tareq Bitar issued an arrest warrant in absentia for former public works and transportation minister Youssef Fenianos," the source told AFP.

Fenianos, 57, headed the ministry from 2016 to early 2020. His whereabouts are unknown, but he is thought to be in Lebanon.

The warrant came a day after more than 140 human rights
...not to be confused with individual rights, mind you...
groups, survivors and relatives of victims called for an international probe into the country’s worst peace time disaster, as "Lebanese leaders continue to obstruct, delay, and undermine the domestic investigation".

Hundreds of tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer went kaboom! at Beirut’s port on August 4 last year, killing at least 214 people, injuring thousands, and ravaging entire neighborhoods of the capital.

It emerged later that officials had known the highly volatile substance had been left to linger unsafely at the port for years after it was unloaded in 2014.

But progress in the Lebanese investigation has been slow.

A court threw out a first judge put in charge of the investigation after he charged former prime minister Hassan Diab and former ministers with "negligence and causing death to hundreds" after all had refused to appear before him.

And officials have been working to hamper the probe led by his successor Bitar.

Parliament has refused to lift the immunity of three other former ministers who are also politicians so the judge could question them.

And the former interior minister refused to allow the head of the General Security agency to be interrogated.

Political parties across the spectrum, including powerful Shiite movement Hezbollah, have accused Bitar of "politicizing" the probe.

Bitar in August subpoenaed Lebanon’s then caretaker premier Diab for interrogation on September 20 after he too failed to show up for questioning, but he has flown to the US on holiday.

Diab’s government handed over to a new cabinet earlier this week after more than a year of horse-trading over who would next take the reins of the multi-confessional country.

Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336080 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Beirut has not been the "Paris of the Mideast" for quite some time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/17/2021 17:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Great cities engage in a danse,
A stately, slow-motion romance:
"Paris," dit Beyrouth,
[arabesque] "Et tu, brute?"
They embrace. [muslimes: "Vive la France!"]
Posted by: Vortigern de Medici9432 || 09/17/2021 19:20 Comments || Top||

Terror Networks
US imposes sanctions on five individuals it says are linked to alQaeda
Posted by: Fred || 09/17/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [336093 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

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  US imposes sanctions on five individuals it says are linked to alQaeda
Thu 2021-09-16
  Seven Pakistani soldiers, five militants killed in gun battle in South Waziristan
Wed 2021-09-15
  US says nearly 500 Afghan citizens evacuated from Uzbekistan
Tue 2021-09-14
  Taliban seize $6 million and golden bricks from Amrullah Saleh’s residence
Mon 2021-09-13
  Zawahiri, believed dead, appears in video on 9/11 anniversary.
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Sun 2021-09-12
  National Resistance Front of Panjshir province have retaken three areas of the province from the Taliban
Sat 2021-09-11
  Dozens of Afghan evacuees flagged by DHS as potential security threats
Fri 2021-09-10
  Taliban agreed to allow 200 foreigners to leave Afghanistan
Thu 2021-09-09
  Resistance leaders Massoud, Saleh still in Afghanistan's Panjshir, setting up parallel govt
Wed 2021-09-08
  UN Vows Full Support For The Taliban
Tue 2021-09-07
  Four Americans Leave Afghanistan by Land in First Departures Since US Pullout
Mon 2021-09-06
  Pak Taliban claims suicide blast near Afghan border that killed 4
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