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Trump: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops.
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3 Afghan Women Killed In Pakistani Shelling
More on this story from yesterday
[ToloNews] Three women were killed and four others were maimed, including children, in shelling by Pakistain’s troops on Sunday, local officials in Kunar confirmed Monday.

The shelling started at 3pm local time on Sunday in Nari district and Afghan forces responded, said the front man for the provincial governor, Abdul Ghani Samim.

"Three women have been killed in the shelling and an old man, woman and two children were maimed in the incident," Samim said, adding "the incident happened when missiles hit civilian houses."

"The festivities started at 3pm local on Sunday and stopped at 7pm but resumed today (Monday) at 8am and are still continuing," he said.

"Pak troops are trying to create check points near the district," he added.

Reinforcements have been deployed to the area, according to officials.

In the meantime, Afghan MPs on Monday session in a joint statement condemned the Pak attacks on Afghan soil and "called for an immediate stop."

"The government, the United States and the international community must address to these issues," the MPs said in a statement.
Khaama Press adds:
The clash broke out at around 4:30 pm local time in Do Kalam area of Nari district and continued for several hours.

Sher Zaman Munshi, a member of the provincial council confirmed the incident and said the clash broke out after the Afghan forces prevented the Pak troops intrusion in Do Kalam.

Munshi further added that the Pak troops had intruded 300 to 400 meters inside Do Kalam and were attempting to establish military posts.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Isn't it funny how we get outraged when innocent civilians are killed by Pakistan, while our own far more frequent murders get handwaved away? Have to mow the grass, you know.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/29/2019 6:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Troll
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2019 6:08 Comments || Top||

#3  we get outraged when innocent civilians are killed

We do?
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/29/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

Police: Taliban Pushed Back In Kunduz
[ToloNews] The Kunduz police chief said there are no casualties among security forces.

Local officials in Kunduz province said Monday that security forces pushed back Taliban
...mindless ferocity in a turban...
attacks in Chardara and Dasht-e-Archi districts.

General Abdul Rashid Bashir, the Kunduz police chief, said that late Sunday night the Taliban attacked the districts but were faced with a strong response by security forces.

Rashid did not give the exact number of casualties, but he reported that after several hours of the clash the Taliban had suffered heavy casualties and had been pushed back by the security forces.

There are no casualties among security forces, Rashid said.

The Taliban confirmed the clash and claimed that security forces suffered heavy casualties
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [246 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

18 Taliban militants killed in Balkh and Faryab clashes
[KhaamaPress] The security forces killed 8 Talibs and maimed at least 10 others during the festivities in northern Faryab and Balkh provinces.

The 209th Shaheen Corps said Monday a clash broke out between security forces and Talibs in Chaqmaq Village of Pashtun Kot district in Faryab.

According to a statement released by 209th Shaheen Corps, the overnight clash left 6 Talibs dead and 8 others maimed.

The statement further added that the security forces and local residents did not suffer casualties during the clash.

Another clash also broke out between security forces and Talibs in Peyaz Kar area of Balkh district in Balkh province on Sunday which left 2 murderous Moslems dead, the 209th Shaheen Corps said, adding that 2 other murderous Moslems sustained injuries during the clash.

The Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group has not commented regarding the festivities so far.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [178 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Special Forces kill, detain 10 Taliban and ISIS militants in Kabul and 5 other provinces
[KhaamaPress] The Afghan Special Forces killed a Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighter and detained 9 others Lions of Islam including ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Lions of Islam during the operations in Kabul and five other provinces.

The military officials said Monday the Special Forces killed a Taliban figther and destroyed a small cache of weapons in Giro district of Ghazni.

The officials further added that the Special Forces arrested 2 ISIS Khurasan Lions of Islam and destroyed a cache of weapons and illicit narcotics in Bati Kot 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..
The Special forces arrested 4 Talibs during a patrol in Kabul city, the officials said, adding that the Special Forces arrested 2 Talibs and destroyed IED making material during a separate raid in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
The officials also added that the Special Forces detained another Taliban Death Eater in Alisheng district of Laghman
...Afghan province with a population of about 445,600, which is multi-ethnic and mostly a rural society. During the invasions of Alexander the Great, the area was known as Lampaka, wich is apparently Olde Macedonian for Laghman.The city of Mihtarlam serves as the bucolic capital of the province. The population is half Pashtun, the remainder Tadjik and Pashai. It had a repution for great wealth until it was conquered in the tenth century by Abu Mansur Sabuktigin.
He conquered it and set fire to the places in its vicinity which were inhabited by infidels, and demolishing the idol-temples, he established Islam in them, He marched and captured other cities and killed the polluted wretches, destroying the idolatrous and gratifying the Musulmans. After wounding and killing beyond all measure, his hands and those of his friends became cold in counting the value of the plundered property.
After that it was mostly notable for the production of dirt, rocks, and holy men...
and destroyed IED making material during a raid in Lajah Ahmad Khel district of Paktiya.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

Airstrikes kill 31 Taliban and ISIS militants in 6 provinces
[KhaamaPress] A series of Arclight airstrike
s killed 31 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
and ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Khurasan murderous Moslems in six provinces of Afghanistan in the past 24 hours.

The military officials said Monday airstrikes in Deh Bala and Achin districts 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 killed 12 murderous Moslems of ISIS Khurasan group.

The officials further added an airstrike in Pashtun Kot district of Faryab killed 6 murderous Moslems of the Taliban group.

Furthermore, airstrikes in Nahr-e Saraj and Lashkar Gah districts of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
killed 5 Talibs and destroyed a small cache of weapons, the officials said.

Another airstrike in Giro district of Ghazni killed a Taliban bad boy and destroyed a cache of weapons, the officials said, adding that a similar airstrike killed another Taliban bad boy in Sayyid Karam district of Paktiya.

The officials also added that an airstrike in Pashtun Kot district of Faryab killed additional six Talibs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under:

Rohingya man arrested in Bangladesh after $5m drug haul
[Al Jazeera] Police in Bangladesh have arrested a Rohingya man with $5m of methamphetamine pills in their biggest narcotics haul this year, according to officials.

Special police staged a raid on a beach in the Cox's Bazar district on the border with Myanmar on Sunday following a tip that a trawler carrying the drugs would land there, a front man said on Monday.

The front man said 800,000 pills were found in sacks in the trawler and one Rohingya suspect was detained while several others escaped.

About 740,000 Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh after a Myanmar military crackdown in August 2017 and drug dealing has become a growing problem in the refugee camps in Cox's Bazar where they live.

The seizure was the biggest made this year of the methamphetamine pills, known as yaba, which have become a popular drug among young people in the nation of 168 million.

Since a crackdown was launched last year, more than 500 suspected narcos - including at least 25 Rohingya - have been rubbed out by police and security forces.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  RAB! RAB! RAB!
Posted by: Vespasian Graimble1740 || 10/29/2019 7:18 Comments || Top||

#2  They took him alive? Must be getting soft.
Posted by: jpal || 10/29/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  I looked at the article: no mention of RAB explicitly. They're not shy about publicity, which makes me think this is a separate "special police" unit.

Regardless, awesome start and Good hunting!
Posted by: ptah || 10/29/2019 10:27 Comments || Top||

#4  >About 740,000 Rohingya arrived in Bangladesh

Doesn't mention they left bangladesh not long before that. The MSM, lying by omission is what we do.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/29/2019 20:02 Comments || Top||

Former far-right politician shoots 2 outside French mosque
We’ve all got crazies. What are they doing about theirs?
[IsraelTimes] 84-year-old Claude Sinké arrested after attack in southwestern city of Bayonne that left two victims, aged 74 and 78, at death's door.

Two men in their 70s were seriously maimed Monday in a shooting in front of a mosque in Bayonne, a city in the Basque region of southwest La Belle France, by a suspected shooter identified by police as a former political candidate for the far-right National Front party.

Police told French media the suspect, who was arrested shortly after the shooting, was Claude Sinké, a candidate for the National Front party, now known as the National Rally party, in the 2015 county elections in the canton of Seignanx.

Sinké, 84, reportedly also tried to set the mosque’s door on fire, and successfully ignited a vehicle as he fled after the attack.

He was arrested by police a short time after the attack, French officials said.

"At 3:20 p.m., a man tried to burn the door of the Bayonne mosque, was surprised by two people, and opened fire on them," a police statement said.

The two victims were rushed to hospital at death's door from multiple bullet wounds. They were 74 and 78 years old, according to police.

There was no immediate information on their identities.

National Rally head Marine Le Pen slammed the "unspeakable act," calling it "absolutely contrary" to her party’s values.

"The attack on #Bayonne’s mosque is an unspeakable act that is absolutely contrary to all the values ​​of our movement," she wrote in a Twitter post.

Police sappers raided Sinké’s home near Bayonne as officers established a security perimeter around the mosque and launched an investigation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

The Grand Turk
Turkey detains 20 foreigners seen tied to ISIS
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Ottoman Turkish authorities on Monday detained 20 foreign nationals with suspected links to ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
, state-owned Anadolu Agency reported.

The detentions come a day after President Donald Trump
...the Nailer of NAFTA...
announced that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in a raid by US special forces in northwest Syria, near the Ottoman Turkish border.

Domestic operations against people with suspected links to ISIS are common in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
and it was not immediately clear whether Monday’s detentions were related to Baghdadi’s death.

Anadolu said authorities had identified 20 foreign nationals with links to ISIS, who had entered Turkey illegally.

It said the suspects were tossed into the calaboose in dawn raids in the capital Ankara and that they would be handed to immigration authorities for deportation after processing by security officials.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [157 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

3 civilians injured in Indian shelling from across LoC
[DAWN] Three civilians, including a woman and her teenage son, were maimed in Azad Jammu and 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....
(AJK) on Monday in heavy Indian shelling from across the restive Line of Control (LoC), officials said.

The casualties occurred in Gujjar Morr village of Samahni tehsil, in the southernmost Bhimber district, after Indian troops resorted to ceasefire violations at about 2:30am, using both small and big arms.

"The shelling lasted for one and a half hours without any pause and it was intense," Bhimber SP Sultan Awan said, adding that Indian troops targeted the civilian population "intentionally".

"Even now, firing with small arms continues intermittently," he told Dawn in the evening.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Iraq declares a curfew in the capital
The Times of Israel adds:
The rallies have gathered despite temporary curfews, threats of arrest and violence that has left nearly 240 people dead, including five protesters in Baghdad on Monday.

The military said cars and foot traffic would be barred in the capital for six hours starting at midnight.

The move sparked concern security forces want to clear out main gathering places like the capital’s Tahrir Square, occupied by demonstrators for four consecutive nights.

Security forces there have relied heavily on tear gas to keep protesters from storming the Green Zone, which hosts government offices and foreign missions.

But protesters had otherwise been allowed to set up tents in Tahrir and taken over multi-story buildings there since Thursday in a marked departure from the response to protests during the first week of this month.

They were joined in the past 24 hours by a huge contingent of students, who joined despite stern warnings by the higher education minister and the prime minister’s office that they should “stay away.”

“No school, no classes, until the regime collapses!” boycotting students shouted on Monday in Diwaniyah, 180 kilometers (120 miles) south of the capital.

Diwaniyah’s union of universities and schools announced a 10-day strike on Monday “until the regime falls,” with thousands of uniformed pupils and even professors flooding the streets.

Young protesters still gathered on Monday morning in the southern cities of Nasiriyah, Hillah and Basra.

In Kut, most government offices were shut for lack of staff.

In the province of Diyala, which had so far been calm, two members of the provincial council resigned in solidarity with the rallies.

Even in the holy city of Najaf, dozens of young clerics-to-be took to the streets.

On Monday, Iraq’s parliament voted to dissolve the provincial councils, cancel the extra privileges of top officials and summon embattled Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi for questioning.

Abdel Mahdi has proposed a laundry list of reforms, including hiring drives, increased pensions and promises to root out corruption.

Iraqi President Barham Saleh has also held discussions with the UN on electoral reform and amendments to the 2005 constitution, but they have not appeased protesters.

In solidarity with demonstrators, four lawmakers resigned late on Sunday, and the largest parliamentary bloc has been holding an open-ended sit-in since Saturday night.
Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

Iraqi minister of defense says a missile fell near Taji camp
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraqi Defense Minister Najah al-Shammari said on Tuesday a missile fell near Taji camp but caused no damage.

Al-Shammari inspected the sprawling Taji base to see the security situation there, accompanied by the army aviation commander and senior officers from the defense ministry, Iraq’s news agency said.

"Camp Taji is witnessing security stability, and there is no damage," he said in a statement, stressing the need for caution to preserve the safety of all those in the camp.

A curfew was declared in Baghdad on Monday after four people were killed and 277 maimed in the fourth day of anti-government protests. Medical and security sources said security forces fired tear gas canisters directly at protesters.

Baghdad’s top military commander declared the curfew because of the unrest, which is driven by discontent over economic hardship and deep-seated corruption.

Populist Shia holy man Moqtada Tater al-Sadr
... the Iranian catspaw holy man who was 22 years old in 2003 and was nearing 40 in 2010. He spends most of his time in Iran, safely out of the line of fire, where he's learning to be an ayatollah...
, who backs parliament’s most powerful bloc and helped bring Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to power, called for early elections after the curfew was announced.

Demonstrators vowed to remain in the square despite the curfew, which they said would provide cover for security forces to attempt to clear it.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iraq

IDF arrests 19 Palestinian suspects in overnight West Bank raids
[IsraelTimes] Army says ’wide-scale operation’ in Hebron-area refugee camp comes in response to uptick in stone-throwing and Molotov cocktailing attacks along Route 60.

Israeli troops carried out raids throughout the West Bank late Sunday and early Monday, arresting 19 Paleostinians and escorting Jewish worshipers to a flashpoint holy site.

The Paleostinian suspects were held on suspicion of participating in violent riots in recent weeks or involvement in terror-related activities, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

The army said 13 Paleostinians were arrested in a "wide-scale operation" in the Arroub refugee camp, outside the southern West Bank city of Hebron, which came in response to an uptick in stone-throwing and firekabooms on Israeli vehicles traveling on the nearby Route 60.

"For the past few weeks, our patrols have been trying to halt daily attempts to attack commuters on Route 60 as part of their work securing the residents of the Etzion bloc," the statement said.

The IDF said that troops found and confiscated an M16 rifle and ammunition during searches of al-Arroub.

In a separate raid overnight Sunday-Monday in the Jordan Valley, the army said six Paleostinians were arrested for a variety of offenses, including participating in riots, rock-throwing, and involvement in terrorist activities.

Separately, IDF troops overnight escorted hundreds of Jewish worshipers to the tomb of Yehoshua bin Nun in the northern West Bank.

The army said 600 Jewish worshipers visited the holy site in the village of Kifl Haris, northwest of the Ariel settlement, without incident.

Security forces and worshipers have previously come under attack by local Paleostinians on previous overnight pilgrimages.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under:

IDF nabs Palestinians suspected of injuring officer in car stoning
[IsraelTimes] Group arrested in raid by elite Duvdevan unit last month, but details censored until now.

Israeli troops arrested a group of Paleostinians suspected of throwing a rock at an IDF officer, moderately wounding him last month, the army said Monday.

"The Israel Defense Forces, Shin Bet security service and security forces in a joint operation last month arrested the members of a cell that threw rocks near the village of Azzun... and moderately injured an IDF officer while he was on leave," the military said in a statement.

Though the arrests were made last month, the matter was censored until Monday.

On September 20, the 23-year-old officer was hit when the rock flew through the windshield of his car near the settlement of Ma’aleh Shomron, west of Nablus. The officer’s father was with him in the car at the time.

The maimed man was treated by medics at the scene and taken to a hospital in Petah Tikva.

Several other rock-throwing incidents against Israeli cars were reported in the area around the same time. No injuries were reported in the other incidents

"Following a concerted intelligence effort by the IDF and Shin Bet, we carried out the arrests of the suspects in the rock throwing," an officer in the elite West Bank-based Duvdevan unit said in a statement.

"The soldiers of the Duvdevan unit are operating around the clock in order to stop and to thwart terrorist activities in the area of Judea and Samaria," he said, using the biblical term for the West Bank.

Rock-throwing attacks against Israeli vehicles are common in the West Bank, though they rarely cause casualties. Extremist settlers have also been known to attack Paleostinian drivers with rocks, and in one incident last year, an Israeli teen is accused of having thrown a rock that killed a Paleostinian woman.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 01:26 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [185 views] Top|| File under:

Yoot attempts to stab police in Jerusalem’s Old City
[IsraelTimes] Suspect shot in hand during manhunt after trying to stab group of border officers near Herod’s Gate.

Police officers arrested an Arab youth who was suspected of trying to stab people in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday, police said.

The suspect was detained after a brief chase through the Old City.

Only the assailant was maimed, police said in a statement.

According to the statement, the suspect attempted to stab a group of Border Police officers near Herod’s Gate, one of the gates on the northern end of the city walls.

The suspect then expeditiously departed at a goodly pace, leading officers on a foot chase.

Officers caught up to him in the Moslem Quarter near the Lions Gate, opened fire and reportedly maimed the suspect in the hand. He managed to escape into a nearby home, where officers found him.

The name of the suspect was not immediately released.

A police front man said there was "heightened security in [the] area."
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under:

Southeast Asia
33 Maoist militants, 181 supporters surrender in Caraga
[Sunstar] 33 New People's Army militants and 181 supporters have separately surrendered to government authorities in Caraga, the military reported Monday, October 28.

Army spokesman Isagani Criste said eight regular members of the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) from North-Eastern Mindanao and five Militia ng Bayan (MBs) led by two former team leaders voluntarily surrendered to his command and Governor Dale Corvera and Representative Ma. Angelica Amante-Matba.

Criste said the group surrendered and turned over a rifle, three shotguns and two pistols on Saturday evening in the village of Mahaba, Cabadbaran City, Agusan Del Norte. With them were 95 members of the Underground Mass Organization (Ugmo) who dissociated themselves from the NPA, according to Criste. Nine NPA regulars, nine MBs and 86 UGMO members also surrendered without firearms Saturday afternoon.

Two NPA militants also surrendered on Friday in the village of Binicalan, San Luis, Agusan Del Sur.

They were identified as Ka Noah and Ka Gerald, who turned over two M-16 Armalite rifles and two pistols.
Posted by: ryuge || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Commies

Lebanese army arrests several protesters in Sidon as roadblocks continue
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Leb’s army has arrested several protesters in Sidon on Monday, Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported, as they used their bodies to block main roads in the southern city. The exact number of those arrested is unknown.

The roadblocks prompted some pushback from army forces leading to two injuries, according to the Red Thingy. They reported that the two injured were treated and released.

Lebanese demonstrators set up barricades and parked cars across key roads to protest corruption and press their demands for a radical overhaul of their country’s sectarian political system.

...back at the buffalo wallow, Standing Buffalo drew a bead on his old enemy and squeezed the trigger...
Lebanese Defense Minister Elias Bousaab told OTV on Monday that the army is on the roads but does not open roadblocks by force to avoid any festivities with citizens.

"Those who incite festivities and tension should bear their responsibility," Bousaab said.

"We must address the situation of road closures quickly, making sure that the army does not clash with the citizens and we will have a meeting soon to this end," he added.

On their 12th day of protesting, demonstrators called on people to block main roads with their cars. Al Arabiya’s correspondent reported that members of the Lebanese army attempted to urge car owners to remove their cars.

According to the Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV, protesters closed off the municipality buildings of 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 el-Mina, as well as the water authority in north Leb.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [152 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Terror Networks
Trump: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s number one replacement has been terminated by American troops.
[Twitter = TRUMP]
Posted by: 3dc || 10/29/2019 12:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [597 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Next time wait for the inauguration party and get get the whole lot.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/29/2019 12:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Posted by: Spot || 10/29/2019 13:32 Comments || Top||

#3  Whack a mole is the new ME strategy? Good for Syria and Iraq but will it work against Iran or Turkey?
Posted by: jpal || 10/29/2019 13:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Now they've gotta wonder who the mole is.
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2019 13:38 Comments || Top||

#5  A Turk.
Posted by: Lex || 10/29/2019 13:42 Comments || Top||

#6  I thought there was a bunch of intelligence found at the site. But, in this case, "next in line' - a mole seems more likely
Posted by: Bobby || 10/29/2019 15:05 Comments || Top||

#7  Trump: You're poor excuse for a NATO partner and a worthless POS and I hope the Russians kick your ass.

Erdoğan: NO, NO, no wait Mr. President. I have something for you (General Antonalopolis - fetch me the imagery). Yes, here it is! Here it is! Can we discuss the sanctions now? Can we ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/29/2019 16:13 Comments || Top||

#8  I still say our little spat with Turkey is a PR stunt. Make our enemies feel they can get warm and cozy with Erdogan, while he just rats them out.
Posted by: bbrewer126 || 10/29/2019 17:54 Comments || Top||

#9  Even if NOT a mole. Hint at it. Hilarity and torture ensues
Posted by: Frank G || 10/29/2019 19:11 Comments || Top||

#10  Herb along to just say you can't murder your enemies out of existence?

Sorry Herb...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/29/2019 19:48 Comments || Top||

#11  LOL talking about me again when I'm not here.

But since you brought it up, the enemy's center of gravity is not in leaders. It's in the grievance that they have with us: we're killing their people. Take away their grievance and you win the war.

Of course, this presumes you WANT to win the war, which the globalists in DC assuredly do not want to do. They want it to continue. It is highly profitable and provides endless excuses to meddle. All ruinously expensive, and all paid for by us, the American taxpayer.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/29/2019 19:55 Comments || Top||

#12  I would also like to mention it's good you used the term "murder". Murder is an unlawful killing of a human without justification or valid excuse, especially the unlawful killing of another human with malice aforethought.

Seeing as most people here dehumanize Afghani goatherders as not human, it's nice to see an implicit acceptance of them as human, as well as a recognition that what you're supporting is a crime. Baby steps, I suppose.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/29/2019 19:59 Comments || Top||

#13  Members of the islamic death cult are not human. They might be people but they aren't human. And even if we left, they'd still attack us because it's what their cult demands. I suspect the only real cure is to remove the hosts.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/29/2019 20:17 Comments || Top||

#14  How many millions of Nazis were killed during the prosecution of World War II? How many civilians who may or may not have been Nazis?*

Defeating an aggressively expansionist totalitarian society is necessarily costly in terms of lives as well as materiel, because do not easily give up vicious ideas, once adopted. Only once enough are killed to demonstrate to all but the most obtuse that this idea is a Darwinian loser for a society that hold it, will it be given up. The alternative, as we’ve seen, is a long, drawn out engagement in the shadows to drain the economy of the losing side, as we did to the Soviet Union.

The population of Iraq is about 38 million. That of Syria is about 18.5 million. That of the Ummah, we are told, is about one billion. A quick, hard war should kill 2-3%, or a out 1.5 million in the region.

Or we could do the economic thing, starting by crashing the price of the oil that props up their societies. But that will take a generation, and all the meantime economic refugees will be bringing the ideas with them to Europe and beyond.

* I looked it up. According to Wikipedia:

An estimated total of 70–85 million people perished, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population (est. 2.3 billion).

Deaths directly caused by the war (including military and civilians killed) are estimated at 50–56 million people, while there were an additional estimated 19 to 28 million deaths from war-related disease and famine.

Civilian deaths totaled 50-55 million. Military deaths from all causes totaled 21–25 million, including deaths in captivity of about 5 million prisoners of war.

More than half of the total number of casualties are accounted for by the dead of the Republic of China and of the Soviet Union. The government of the Russian Federation in the 1990s published an estimate of USSR losses at 26.6 million,[3][4] including 8 to 9 million due to famine and disease.

Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 22:39 Comments || Top||

#15  People will always have grievances. But it's the leaders who lead them to war and murder.
Posted by: European Conservative || 10/29/2019 22:59 Comments || Top||

US took two men prisoner during the raid on ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [319 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  why would you tell this?
Posted by: chris || 10/29/2019 18:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Why, chris? To further demoralize the enemy, which must be anxiously pondering what the captives might reveal even as the intelligence haul is analyzed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/29/2019 22:41 Comments || Top||

al-Baghdadi’s body was disposed of at sea by the US military
The Jerusalem Post adds:
The United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom after he was killed in a U.S. commando raid in Syria on Saturday, three officials told Reuters.

The U.S. officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity, did not disclose where the ritual was performed or how long it lasted. Two officials said they believed his remains were delivered to the sea from an aircraft.

Given the gruesome nature of Baghdadi's death, it was unlikely the U.S. military followed as complete a process as it did after Navy SEALs killed al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid into Pakistan.

In the case of bin Laden, his body was transported to the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson. It was washed before being covered in a white sheet, and religious remarks translated into Arabic were read over bin Laden's corpse.
Golly. It sounds like someone cared a great deal about giving a loving send-off to the great man, back when Barack H. Obama was running things.

Posted by: Fred || 10/29/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [193 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

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