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24 Killed In Brutal Terror Attack On Burkina Faso Church; Local Pastor Targeted
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Africa North
Egypt builds a wall on border with Gaza
[AlMonitor] Maj. Gen. Ahmed Abdel Khalek, the Egyptian intelligence officer in charge of Cairo's Paleostinian portfolio, arrived in the Gazoo
...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response...
Strip Feb. 10 as head of an Egyptian security delegation that made a field trip along the Egyptian-Gazook border as part of the new Egyptian preparations to boost border security and prevent murderous Moslems from entering the Sinai Peninsula from the Gaza Strip. The delegation also met with Hamas, the braying voice of Islamic Resistance®,’ leadership in the Gaza Strip.

Speaking to al-Monitor on condition of anonymity, tribal sources in the northern Sinai Peninsula stated that on Jan. 27 Egyptian armed forces embarked on the first phase of building a 2-kilometer-long barrier on the border with the Gaza Strip, starting from the Kerem Shalom crossing to the Rafah border crossing. Such a step went unannounced by the Egyptian armed forces, the sources added.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Arabia
Yemen's warring sides agree to 'large-scale' prisoner exchange
[Aljazeera] Yemen's warring sides have agreed to implement a major prisoner swap, the United Nations has said, in a breakthrough that came after another bout of heavy fighting, including air raids by a Saudi-UAE-led military coalition that killed dozens of civilians.

Sunday's announcement over the long-delayed exchange came after seven days of meetings in Jordan's capital, Amman, between the Houthi rebels and the internationally-recognised government, which is backed by the coalition.

The UN mission in Yemen said in a statement that both sides had decided to "immediately begin with exchanging the lists for the upcoming release" of prisoners, calling it the "first official large-scale" exchange of its kind since the beginning of the long-running conflict.

"Today the parties showed us that even with the growing challenges on the ground, the confidence they have been building can still yield positive results," UN envoy Martin Griffiths said.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 03:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [56 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  What one must do when recruiting goals cannot be met. They'll be back at it soon.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 3:16 Comments || Top||


The risk of a military confrontation is higher in the Strait of Hormuz than anywhere else in the Gulf region, Oman's foreign minister says
[TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [43 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Europe
German far-right terror suspects planned Christchurch-style mosque attacks
Following up on the arrests of a few days ago.
[IsraelTimes] Media reports say an infiltrator into group tipped off police to preparations to use semi-automatic weapons in a copycat attack.

Members of a far-right group arrested in Germany as part of a massive counter-terrorism investigation were planning large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, media reported on Sunday.

The group, 12 of whom were detained on Friday, wanted to attack Moslem places of worship during prayers, Der Spiegel magazine and the daily Bild said.

They planned to imitate the attacks in Christchurch in New Zealand in which 51 people were killed at two mosques and intended to use semi-automatic weapons.

The alleged leader of the group, which was known to the authorities and had been under observation, had detailed his plans at a meeting organized with his accomplices last week.

Investigators learned about it from someone who had infiltrated the group, the two publications said.

Investigators launched the raids to determine whether the suspects already had weapons or other supplies that could be used in an attack.

German authorities have turned increased attention to the country’s underground extreme right scene since the murder of conservative local politician Walter Luebcke last June and an October attack on a synagogue in eastern city Halle.

German far-right 'terror cell' met on WhatsApp: report

[DW] The alleged members of the terror network arrested in Germany last week called themselves "The Hard Core" and reportedly had links with a Finnish far-right group. A home-made scatter rifle was found during the raids.

A group of German nationals formed a "terror cell" which they dubbed "Der harte Kern" (German for "The Hard Core"), the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday.

Prosecutors say the men wanted to cause "circumstances akin to civil war" by plotting "yet-unspecified attacks against politicians, asylum-seekers and Moslems."

Authorities arrested 12 men in a series of raids in several German states on Friday. Germany's Federal Court of Justice, the highest criminal court in the country, ordered the men on Saturday to remain in jail while the investigation continues.

Four of the detainees are suspected of forming a right-wing terrorist organization and the remaining eight of pledging their support, including funding, supplying of weapons, or cooperation in any terror plots.

ONE SUSPECT MISSING
Welt am Sonntag reported that the men became introduced through the Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp, with the alleged members forming the organization in September last year. One more man was believed to be a part of the group, but he remains on the lam.

According to the paper, the Sherlocks also discovered links with the extremist group Soldiers of Odin, which was founded in Finland in 2015, amid the Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
an Union refugee crisis.

While official information remains scarce, local media also reported that the police found weapons while raiding a total of 13 residences across six German states on Friday. The weapons included a so-called slam gun, a home-made scatter rifle, similar to the one owned by the anti-Semitic gunman who tried to attack the synagogue in Halle last October and instead killed two passers-by.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 01:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  I hope this doesn't crush their spirit.

Keep trying, guys. And fuck the law !

Every kuffar/human is not only justified in protecting his/her right to exist; it is a human imperative to drive islam into corners where it can die shuddering.

If State administrations try to get in the way, we must overwhelm them with non-cooperation and vicious hate. But fight we must, or all is lost. And for what ? The faux-humanism of a privileged minority, a handful of faggot politicians ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 02/17/2020 8:32 Comments || Top||


Around 40 Per Cent of Criminals in Paris Area Are Foreigners
[Breitbart] Police and crime figures obtained by French media suggest that within the Gay Paree region around 40 per cent of suspects involved in crimes are born overseas.

The figures reveal that the number of foreign-born criminals in the Gay Paree region is twice the number for the rest of La Belle France, which sits at around 20 per cent.

In some areas of the city the number of foreign criminals is as high as 47.6 per cent.

In 2018, despite making around 1,500 arrests in total, just six of the migrants colonists were actually deported back to their home countries.
According to the proximity security department of the Gay Paree agglomeration (DSPAP), which operates in Gay Paree and several suburbs outside of the city, the proportion of unaccompanied youths involved in crime has increased to 22.7 per cent, Le Figaro reports.

In 2016, foreign youths were accused of involvement in 2.1 per cent of burglaries, up to 13.1 per cent in 2019, while their involvement in violent robberies increased from 4.8 per cent to 16.6 per cent.

Pickpocketing offences among young migrants colonists has also dramatically increased since 2016, from 15.8 per cent to 30.7 per cent.

In 2018, French police working alongside Moroccan police attempted to crack down on migrant youths living and committing various crimes in Gay Paree ‐ but despite making around 1,500 arrests in total, just six of the migrants colonists were actually deported back to their home countries that year.

Last year, one Moroccan illegal migrant faced trial after he had stabbed eight people at random in northern Gay Paree earlier in the year.

The stabbings took place in the notorious La Chapelle area in northern Gay Paree where residents have previously lodged complaints about the deteriorating state of the area.

"This restaurant was my life, my story... But I’m worn out. What do I do when knives fly around customers? When they have lunch on the terrace two metres away from narcos?" a local business owner said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Madness. When will it end? When will the fever of globalism break?
Posted by: Lex || 02/17/2020 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  This is hardly new. Michael Totten wrote about the malaise in Paris back in 2004: The Dark Towers of Paris(September 29. 2004). Describing the rot already settling in.
Posted by: magpie || 02/17/2020 2:55 Comments || Top||

#3  That's "foreigner foreigners" as distinct from the hordes of foreigners with French citizenship, no?

Moos Marianne, "Muslime, mon frere,
You're French as Camus or Voltaire...
Except for that bit
Where you think we're all shit
Who should smooch your fou dieu's derriere."
Posted by: Chamble the Furry5004 || 02/17/2020 3:46 Comments || Top||

#4  You're back in the groove, Furry. Now do Rabelais.
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:27 Comments || Top||


International-UN-NGOs
Violations of an arms embargo in Libya have become a joke and it is imperative that those who breach it are held to account, a senior UN official says
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
How exciting — the UN is going to arrest President Erdogan!
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [70 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  of course the UN is also a joke
Posted by: lord garth || 02/17/2020 5:17 Comments || Top||

#2  "Where's the Lunch Buffet?"
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/17/2020 8:04 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ More truth to that comment than fiction MR.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/17/2020 8:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Once again proving the UN without the US is completely fucking worthless at enforcement.

Or anything else.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/17/2020 9:22 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Half a million Kurds and Iraqis migrated abroad over past 5 years
[Rudaw] Severe economic hardship drove Sherwan Anwar to migrate to Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
11 years ago, despite his family trying to stop him multiple times. Days after arriving in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
, he called his mother to tell her he was heading to Europe and would not return. He has not been heard from since.
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Posted by: trailing wife || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  You know, it would be interesting to compare the numbers of coronavirus fatalities to the numbers of the infidel victims of Islamic diaspora.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/17/2020 4:25 Comments || Top||


Akram al-Kaabi carving out a central leadership position among Iran-backed PMF commanders
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Saudi Arabia’s Vice Minister of Defense Khalid bin Salman says Leb. PM Rafik Hariri assassinated by Iranian militias
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [64 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  that assassination was in 2005 or so
Posted by: lord garth || 02/17/2020 6:41 Comments || Top||


Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tells his Russian counterpart that attacks in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region must stop immediately
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  The Mouse that roared
Posted by: Frank G || 02/17/2020 6:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Or??
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:24 Comments || Top||


Iran will never hold talks with the United States under pressure, says President Hassan Rouhani
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Weze guys never, ever going to tap out!(10 more seconds in a rear naked choke) I swears we never going to talk to you! (30 seconds later) zzzzz
Posted by: Beau || 02/17/2020 4:17 Comments || Top||


Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah calls for Lebanese citizens to boycott US products
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [54 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  Starting with $US Dollars one supposes? Not that His Rotundity doesn't have boxes of them squirreled away in his bunker...
Posted by: magpie || 02/17/2020 2:42 Comments || Top||

#2  i guess this will sink the stock market, sarc/
Posted by: Chris || 02/17/2020 11:28 Comments || Top||


Crisis-hit Lebanon’s national carrier Middle East Airlines (MEA) is scrapping plans to only accept payments in US dollars
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [41 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Iranian authorities are threatening to destroy the historic tomb of Esther and Mordechai in Hamedan and convert the site to a consular office for Palestine
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
As one tweet points out:
It's not antisemitism, it's just antizionism when Iran...

*checks notes*

...destroys Jewish gravesites.
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [62 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Trump calls for Russia to stop backing Syrian "atrocities"
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 02/17/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [60 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Back Turkish atrocities instead?
Posted by: Mercutio || 02/17/2020 9:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Since atrocities are a global problem, shouldn't the UN be backing them? Asking for a friend and his small band of mercenaries who are looking to overthrow an African country.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/17/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2020-02-17
  24 Killed In Brutal Terror Attack On Burkina Faso Church; Local Pastor Targeted
Sun 2020-02-16
  2004 same Wuhan bio lab researchers: Expression cloning of functional receptor used by SARs corona virus
Sun 2020-02-16
  2004 same bio lab researchers: Expression cloning of functional receptor used by SARs corona virus
Sun 2020-02-16
  Switzerland Thwarts Major Islamic State Terror Attack
Sat 2020-02-15
  Six Cartel Kidnappers Busted with Mexican Border City Victim in Trunk
Fri 2020-02-14
  US navy ship seizes 150 Iranian-manufactured anti-tank guided missiles after boarding a vessel in the Arabian Sea
Thu 2020-02-13
  Hafiz Saeed sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for terror financing
Wed 2020-02-12
  Sudan will hand over Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court
Tue 2020-02-11
  Russians bomb a joint Turkish & Jihadi column
Mon 2020-02-10
  Ehsanullah Ehsan sends greetings from Turkey, thumbs nose
Sun 2020-02-09
  Multiple US troops killed during shootout in eastern Afghanistan
Sat 2020-02-08
  Khalid Haqqani and Qari Saifullah banged in Kabul
Fri 2020-02-07
  Syria says its troops enter the strategic city of Saraqib in Idlib and begins ‘combing’ its neighborhoods
Thu 2020-02-06
  Hazim Al-Halafi, a senior commander of Saraya Al-Salam dead
Wed 2020-02-05
  Trump acquitted by Senate on articles of impeachment for abuse of power
Tue 2020-02-04
  8 Turkish personnel, 13 #Syrian troops killed in north Syria festivities
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  Al Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula claims December shooting at Florida naval base

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