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Bomb blast kills top military commander in S. Yemen Zoom
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Yemen Revolution Leader calls on Sudan to withdraw its troops, stop fighting Yemeni people
[SABANEWS.NET] Yemen's Revolution Leader Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
on Friday called on the Sudanese government to withdraw its troops from the Saudi-led aggression coalition and stop fighting the Yemeni people.

The call came in a televised speech aired by the state satellite TV on Friday night.

"I call on the dear Sudanese people to pressure their government into stopping to send its troops to fight the Yemeni people," Sayyed al-Houthi said.

The leader al-Houthi said that the Sudanese people are the dear brothers of the Yemeni people, but blaming the Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir
Head of the National Congress Party. He came to power in 1989 when he, as a brigadier in the Sudanese army, led a group of officers in a bloodless military coup that ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi and eventually appointed himself president-for-life. He has fallen out with his Islamic mentor, Hasan al-Turabi, tried to impose shariah on the Christian and animist south, resulting in its secessesion, and attempted to Arabize Darfur by unleashing the barbaric Janjaweed on it. Sudan's potential prosperity has been pissed away in warfare that has left as many as 400,000 people dead and 2.5 million displaced. Omar has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court but nothing is expected to come of it.
for being "greedy for Saudi money."

"But because of the Saudi money, the Sudanese president is sending the Sudanese army as mercenaries to fight the Yemeni people in the interest of the Saudi and UAE regimes," leader al-Houthi said.

He said "the Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and UAE are no more than tools at the hands of the United States... they are implementing A U.S. agenda to divide the unity of our people and our country... and in response, we will fight back to free our homeland from those foreign invaders."

The leader al-Houthi praised the achievements of the Yemeni Army and the Ballistic Missiles Forces for their patriotic role in defending the country against the Saudi-led military aggression.

"If we leave this life to tyrants, who use the force against the peoples, then there will be no more peace in this world," Sayyed Abdul Malik al-Houthi said.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Doha ‘diffused’ attempt by Riyadh, Abu Dhabi to invade Qatar: Defense minister
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi...
’s defense minister says Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and the United Arab Emirates had planned a military invasion of his country at the beginning of a diplomatic crisis that erupted last year when several states cut off diplomatic relations with Doha.

In an interview with The Washington Post on Friday, Khalid bin Mohammad Al Attiyah said Riyadh and Abu Dhabi had "tried everything" to destabilize Qatar, but "we have diffused this intention."

"They have intentions to intervene militarily," said Attiyah.

"They tried to provoke the tribes. They used mosques against us. Then they tried to get some puppets to bring in and replace our leaders," he added.

Attiyah, who traveled to the United States last week and held talks with his US counterpart Jim Mattis, described the beginning of the crisis by the Saudi-led bloc as an "ambush" that was "miscalculated."

Asked about Qatar’s relations with Iran, Attiyah said that Qatar maintained "friendly relations with everyone."

Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Qatar (MB)

#1  Everybody has plans. Are you saying Qatar doesn't have plans for invading each one of their neighbors?
Posted by: E. Ebbomomble9848 || 02/04/2018 16:03 Comments || Top||

German mosque must stop broadcasting call to prayer, court finds
[YAHOO] A mosque in northwest Germany may no longer broadcast its Friday midday call to prayer by loudspeaker for now after a local court upheld a challenge by a couple who live nearly 1 km (1,000 yards) away.

The Gelsenkirchen administrative court found that the town of Oer-Erkenschwick had not assessed the local Moslem community's request properly in 2013, but a court front man said on Friday that this did not prevent the mosque making a new application.

The local Christian couple had argued that the call to prayers violated their own religious rights.

Anti-Moslem sentiment and support for anti-immigration policies are growing in many parts of Germany after the influx of well over a million migrants colonists from Iraq, Syria and other mostly Moslem countries, beginning in 2015.

Huseyin Turgut, a bigwig with the affected mosque, said the court's decision was disappointing.

"The call to prayer lasts for two minutes, just around 1 p.m., but only on Fridays," he said. "We've never had any complaints and we have German neighbors who are much closer - just 10 meters away."
This article starring:
Huseyin Turgut
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  "Shut that crap down!"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/04/2018 8:44 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
President Erdogan says Turkish military operation in Afrin about to end
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The President of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him. It's a sin, a shame, and a felony to insult the president of Turkey...
said on Saturday that the military operation in Afrin is about to end.

His statement comes after Ottoman Turkish forces gained control of the strategic mount-Darmak in Afrin, Syria. According to Anadolu news agency, the forces reportedly raised the Ottoman Turkish flag at its peak.

The Ottoman Turkish forces also gained control of Mount Barsia.

According to the Ottoman Turkish side, the importance of Mount Darmak lies in its strategic position used to bomb the border city of Kalis with missiles fired by the Kurdish protection forces.

Nearly a week ago, President Erdogan's threatened to expand the Olive Branch offensive to other northern Syrian cities.

"We will continue our fight until there is no terrorist on our border leading to Iraq," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara, vowing to "clean up" the city of Manbij, east of Afrin, also held by the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.

Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Home Front: Politix
FISA Court Judge James Boasberg Rules Comey Memos Will Remain Secret…
[ConservativeTreehouse] The media are pointing out that a Federal District Court Judge, has ruled against the release of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote to himself while acting head of the FBI. However, one little thing they fail to notice:

WASHINGTON DC ‐ A federal judge has rejected requests from news organizations to release memos of former FBI Director James Comey’s conversations with President Donald Trump, adding that publicizing the documents could harm special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Friday sided with the Department of Justice after multiple news organizations, including CNN and USA Today, sued for the public release of Comey’s memos after their Freedom of Information Act requests were denied.
Wikipedia on Boasberg
Sen. Grassley on the Memos
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I keep watching people not do the right thing here.
And there are lot's of them.
They have no business in these positions.
Posted by: newc || 02/04/2018 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Judge Boasberg has made some good calls in the past. This is not one of them. There may be a reversal coming as he studies the decision a bit further.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/04/2018 1:09 Comments || Top||

#3  "Nobody suggested there won't be a cover up"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2018 5:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The FISA judges are sort of the dogs that haven't barked yet here. I don't know one end of the FISA court from the other, but if an attorney appeared in any federal district court and pulled this little stunt, and the judge found out, the very best the attorney could hope for would be some choice words from the bench that would scorch the mahogany panelling off the courtroom walls. It is extremely bad professional karma to piss on a federal judge's shoes while solemnly assuring the judge that it is raining. (State court judges too, but that whole life-tenure thing makes a difference.)

So I'd love to be a fly on the wall when the FISA judges talk about this.

Also, it turns out that the FISA court has rules. One of them is Rule 13, which says:

Rule 13. Correction of Misstatement or Omission; Disclosure of Non-Compliance.
(a) Correction ofMaterial Facts. Ifthe government discovers that a submission to the Court contained a misstatement or omission of material fact, the government, in writing, must immediately inform the Judge to whom the submission was made of:
(1) the misstatement or omission;
(2) any necessary correction;
(3) the facts and circumstances relevant to the misstatement or omission;
(4) any modifications the government has made or proposes to make in how it will implement any authority or approval granted by the Court; and
(5) how the government proposes to dispose ofor treat any information obtained as a result ofthe misstatement or omission.
(b) Disclosure ofNon-Compliance. Ifthe government discovers that any authority or approval granted by the Court has been implemented in a manner that did not comply with the Court's authorization or approval or with applicable law, the government, in writing, must immediately inform the Judge to whom the submission was made of:
(1) the non-compliance;
(2) the facts and circumstances relevant to the non-compliance;
(3) any modifications the government has made or proposes to make in how it will implement any authority or approval granted by the Court; and
(4) how the government proposes to dispose of or treat any information obtained as a result ofthe non-compliance.

Maybe someone could argue that no correction is needed because (I assume) the surveillance has stopped, but Rule 13 doesn't say that. So, over to you, AG Sessions. Are you going to correct the record or not?
Posted by: Matt || 02/04/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Valid question Matt.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/04/2018 13:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Thank you, Matt. Nice analysis...
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/04/2018 14:18 Comments || Top||

#7  A little FISA flesh-out: Identity of the Carter Page FISA Judge Revealed

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/04/2018 14:30 Comments || Top||

#8  Contreras was appointed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) by Chief Justice John Roberts in the midst of the 2016 election, being sworn-in on May 19, 2016.

Just in time, eh?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2018 14:32 Comments || Top||

#9  Obviously zero was no dummy in his plans to turn the US into a Democratic dictatorship with his packing of the FISA court.

Both Contrereas and Boasberg are zero appointees.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 02/04/2018 14:41 Comments || Top||

#10  I can understand the need at times for surveillance under FISA. The problem is we can't trust judges, and we certainly cannot trust DoJ and FBI. So what is the greatest evil? Terrorists or our own govt?
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/04/2018 15:43 Comments || Top||

#11  With advanced technologies available to state and local law enforcement, the FBI is not necessary.
Posted by: Unart Glusong4283 || 02/04/2018 16:08 Comments || Top||

#12  #10 AP, the starting point is that a "Star Chamber" proceeding -- one side talks to the judge when the other side isn't present and has no knowledge of the proceeding even occurring -- runs against the grain of hundreds of year of Anglo-American legal tradition. You have the right to confront your accuser. If it's going to be used for political reasons, the whole statute needs a rethink.

To make it worse, this deal is just one time we've caught the gummint misbehaving. There could be dozens or hundreds of others.
Posted by: Matt || 02/04/2018 16:32 Comments || Top||

#13  No, Matt, there ARE hundreds of times we've found the government misbehaving, going all the way back to the presidency of Andrew Johnson. Most of the time, nothing has been done about it.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 02/04/2018 18:19 Comments || Top||

#14  Terrorists or our own govt?

It depends on the end goal.
Posted by: gorb || 02/04/2018 18:30 Comments || Top||

Nunes: House panel looking at State Dept. involvement in Russia probe
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) revealed Friday that Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee would examine other agencies, including the State Department, after releasing a controversial memo alleging surveillance abuses.

Speaking on Fox News just hours after Republicans on the committee released a memo alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ), Nunes said the panel was moving to "phase two" of its investigation.

"We are in the middle of what I call phase two of our investigation, which involves other departments, specifically the State Department and some of the involvement that they had in this," Nunes said.

"That investigation is ongoing and we continue work towards finding answers and asking the right questions to try to get to the bottom of what exactly the State Department was up to in terms of this Russia investigation."

Nunes was asked whether his panel would be releasing additional memos as part of their probe after the White House declassified information to allow the release of a memo alleging that senior FBI and DOJ officials abused their powers to spy on members of President Trump’s campaign.

It’s unclear what role, if any, the State Department played in the law enforcement investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign collaborated with Russia amid Moscow's efforts to sway the 2016 presidential election.

The decision to release the Nunes memo regarding the FBI and DOJ was highly controversial. Republicans on the Intelligence panel argued that it was necessary, because it shed light on the origins of the Russia investigation, as well as potential abuses of power by federal law enforcement officials.

Democrats and the FBI, however, voiced concerns about the memo’s accuracy, contending that Republicans omitted key facts that would have placed the information in the proper context.

The push to release the memo was largely driven by Nunes, who has been accused by Democrats of trying to undermine and discredit special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia's election meddling in order to protect Trump.

Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The only thing that the dems have is to lay the political witch hunt on the case. If Robert Mueller is discredited by the memo et al, then it just goes to show that the truth will make you free, embarassed by your hubris and stupidity, or will get you playing rock hockey in the Big Arena, depending on what you did.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/04/2018 15:49 Comments || Top||

Officials disclosed source's political funding in FISA application: report
The Justice Department may have told a court of the political origins of an opposition research dossier that formed part of the application for a warrant to surveil a former Trump campaign adviser.

The Washington Post reported Friday that Justice Department officials made "ample disclosure of relevant, material facts" to the court that a political entity provided financial backing for the research, though they did not name Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign or the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

That the officials disclosed the political nature of the dossier to the surveillance court upends the central allegation in the memo released Friday by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee.

That memo alleges that FBI and Justice Department officials misused their authority to obtain a surveillance order on Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, and presented the dossier as evidence without disclosing that its research had been partially funded by the Clinton campaign and the DNC.

Republicans on the Intelligence Committee had argued that the memo shed light on potential abuses by senior Justice Department and FBI officials and showed that the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election began with politicized research.

That memo also argues that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court that granted the warrant on Page was left in the dark about the origins of the dossier, which contains salacious allegations against President Trump and his associates.

Intelligence Committee Democrats and the FBI raised concerns about the memo's accuracy before it was released on Friday. They said that it omitted key facts that would have put the information in the proper context.

Democrats have also accused Republicans of using their memo to try to undermine and discredit the special counsel investigation into whether members of Trump's 2016 campaign conspired with Russia to help sway the election.

Democrats on the committee have compiled their own memo rebutting the GOP document. That memo reportedly includes additional information that Democrats say undercuts the conclusions reached by their Republican colleagues, including that the Justice Department disclosed to the court that the dossier's funding source was political in nature.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, pushed back against that assertion in an interview on Fox News Friday night, accusing Democrats of lying about whether the judge who granted the surveillance warrant knew of its origins.

"These guys tell so many lies you can’t keep track of them," Nunes said. "If the court did know that, I think the judge would have to be considered very suspect, but I don’t think that happened at all."

But officials familiar with the matter told the Post that Republicans' allegation that the court was not notified of the funding source was unfounded.

They said it was made clear that the dossier had been compiled "at the behest of people with a partisan aim and that it was being done in opposition to Trump," according to the Post.
Sooooo, a judge is about to go under the bus?
This article starring:
Carter Page
Clinton campaign
Devin Nunes
HILLARY CLINTONJustice Department
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Judge Recuses Himself From Michael Flynn Case, But Nobody Knows Why
The judge overseeing the prosecution of former national security adviser Michael Flynn recused himself from the case this week, though the reasons for his decision remain a mystery.

Rudolph Contreras, a judge on the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., recused himself from the Flynn case on Thursday, according to court filings.

Contreras will be replaced by Emmet Sullivan, a Bill Clinton appointee.

Flynn pleaded guilty last Friday to lying in an interview with the FBI about conversations he had last year with Russia’s ambassador, Sergey Kislyak. As part of the plea deal, Flynn agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s expansive Russia investigation.

A spokeswoman for the court which Contreras oversees declined to offer specifics on his recusal.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/04/2018 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Was the judge told that the Steele dossier had providence as firm as the roots of Birnam Wood over coffee or is this documented in a filing? If documented then the donk's no doubt can provide a non-photoshopped official document to back that up? Yeah, about that...

I have never seen so many donks lie so consistently. Do they have to take a test to demonstrate this ability before being accepted into the party?
Posted by: E. Ebbomomble9848 || 02/04/2018 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Keep in mind that this is from the Washington Post. Not exactly a pillar of honesty and integrity...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/04/2018 9:44 Comments || Top||

#4  And bing, just in time, the rewriting of history begins.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/04/2018 12:42 Comments || Top||

Trump Admin Passes Tough Sanctions Against Iran-Backed Hezbollah
(Legal Insurrection)
President Donald Trump and his administration continues to crack down on Iran, but this time it took aim at terrorist group Hezbollah, which relies on Iran. The sanctions will also try to dim Iran's influence across the Middle East. From the Treasury Department:

"Hizballah is a terrorist organization responsible for the death of hundreds of Americans. It is also Iran's primary proxy used to undermine legitimate Arab governments across the Middle East. The Administration is determined to expose and disrupt Hizballah's networks, including those across the Middle East and West Africa, used to fund their illicit operations," said Secretary of the Treasury Steven T. Mnuchin. "The Treasury Department will continue to sever Hizballah from the international financial system, and we will be relentless in identifying, exposing, and dismantling Hizballah's financial support networks globally."

The department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) named these people and businesses:

Specifically, OFAC designated Lebanon-based Jihad Muhammad Qansu, Ali Muhammad Qansu, Issam Ahmad Saad, and Nabil Mahmoud Assaf, and Iraq-based Abdul Latif Saad and Muhammad Badr-Al-Din for acting for or on behalf of Hizballah member and financier Adham Tabaja or his company, Al-Inmaa Engineering and Contracting. Additionally, OFAC designated Sierra Leone-based Blue Lagoon Group LTD and Kanso Fishing Agency Limited, Ghana-based Star Trade Ghana Limited, Liberia-based Dolphin Trading Company Limited (DTC), Sky Trade Company, and Golden Fish Liberia LTD., and Lebanon-based Golden Fish S.A.L. (Offshore) for being owned or controlled by Ali Muhammad Qansu.

The sanctions mean that "all property and interests in property of these persons subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them."

One official told The Washington Post that these new sanctions will deliver "a blow to the Revolutionary Guard Corps and its elite Quds Force" that "uses Lebanese Hezbollah as really its main means of projecting destabilizing power in conflict zones." Our government estimates that the Iranian regime gives the terrorist group around $700 million a year.

The sanctions hit businesses in Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia, which officials believe "sit at the nexus of Hezbollah's cash flows." For example, the department targeted Ali Muhammad Qansu "for acting on behalf of Adham Tabaja," a member and financier of Hezbollah, along with other members. He owns or controls businesses based in those three African countries
Posted by: Frank G || 02/04/2018 12:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

FSA to form committee over mutilated Kurdish fighter in Afrin
[RUDAW.NET] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...just another cheapjack Moslem dictatorship, brought to you by the Moslem Brüderbund....
-backed Free Syrian Army
... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund...
announced on Saturday that they will form a committee regarding the mutilation of a Kurdish female fighter in Afrin to address "these allegations and investigate directly, and with proof."

The FSA statement stressed that they will abide by the principles which they have followed so far and that they consider Kurds as their people.

"We affirm that Free Syrian Army works in the framework of Operation Olive Branch to liberate our Kurdish people and our Syrian land invaded by YPG militia terrorists," said FSA Chief of Staff Salim Idris in a statement. "We will treat captives and fighters of militia murderous Moslems in accordance with our Sharia and religion."

The FSA is a group of proxy fighters in northern Syria who are supported by the Ottoman Turkish military.

Graphic video emerged on social media this week appearing to show the mutilated body of female YPJ fighter Barin Kobane, allegedly killed in fighting around the village of Qarnah near Bulbul, north of the city of Afrin.

The footage, captured on a mobile phone, shows a woman’s body spread out on a concrete floor surrounded by button men in military fatigues. Her bloodstained clothes have been partially removed exposing her breasts and genitals, parts of which appear to have been cut off.

"This is the pigs of the PKK," one of the forces of Evil is heard saying, referring to an armed Kurdish group active in Turkey.

Zeyad Haji Obeid, another FSA official, told Rudaw on Saturday that "neither the FSA nor the Ottoman Turkish army will accept such conduct."

He said it was done "on an individual level and the perpetrator/s will face measures," claiming what was done to Kobane’s body was similar to the conduct of Bashir al-Assad’s regime troops.

A spokesperson for the SDF, Mustafa Bali, told Sky News Arabi on Saturday that "the problem is not whether the fighter is Kurdish or non-Kurdish, the problem is the scenario in general."

But he did confirm that the corpse belongs to a YPJ fighter who was killed along with four other YPJ fighters.

The spokesperson said they reject Islamist ideologies like the Moslem Brüderbund and al-Qaeda in the region.

Regarding the role of women in society, Bali claimed that the Ottoman Turkish proxies believe that women should stay home and take care of the kitchen rather than going to war.

YPJ expressed its concern over "the silent public opinion [who] watched the brutal scenes" of Ottoman Turkish forces and its proxies who "played with the corpse of one of our fighters" in Afrin, according to a statement on Friday night.

The YPJ is an all-female force that fights alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).

"Fighting in Bulbul district was the hot spot of festivities between our fighters and the invading forces. As a result of the fierce battles there, four female YPJ fighters raised to the rank of martyrdom after they demonstrated heroic resistance against the invading groups. Their corpses fell into the hands of the invaders who were playing with their bodies," the statement added.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

US, Israel, Al Saud will collapse soon: IRGC commander
[PRESSTV] A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the United States, the Israeli regime, Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and their allies will collapse soon.

Speaking during a ceremony in the northwestern Iranian city of Urmia, West Azarbaijan province, on Saturday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami, the IRGC’s second-in-command, said the Iranian people have always been vigilantly present in all scenes, ISNA reported.

He added that enemies had hatched plots to partition the country with the purpose of undermining the Islamic Theocratic Republic's independence, unity and territorial integrity.

if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
all the enemies' plots against Iran have so far been thwarted thanks to the nation's bravery and the guidelines of the Fearless Leader of the Islamic Revolution
...Iran's doddering head theocrat...
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei
...the successor to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the actual dictator of Iran...
, the IRGC commander said.

"The enemies have so far experienced nothing but defeat at the hands of the Islamic establishment," Salami added.
He said the enemies had been seeking to wage psychological warfare against Iran to undermine the achievements of the Islamic Revolution but such a plot had also been foiled.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Salami praised Iran's great achievements in the sectors of science, technology and military, and said the Islamic Theocratic Republic could compete with the world’s advanced countries in such areas.

Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  I wonder if these guys correlate their statements.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2018 5:23 Comments || Top||

#2  This is a variation of "When you think everyone else is insane..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/04/2018 7:26 Comments || Top||

#3  PepperoniSalami, you first.
Posted by: E. Ebbomomble9848 || 02/04/2018 16:01 Comments || Top||

Who's in the News
5Islamic State
4Sublime Porte
3al-Shabaab (AQ)
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Sun 2018-02-04
  Bomb blast kills top military commander in S. Yemen Zoom
Sat 2018-02-03
  Ahrar Al-Sham’s top commander in northern Idlib has been assassinated
Fri 2018-02-02
  Four Migrants Critical after Being Shot in Calais Brawl
Thu 2018-02-01
  Robert Mueller Requests Postponement of General Mike Flynn Sentencing… It was a set up
Wed 2018-01-31
  Southwest State Confirms The Death Of Burhakabo Military Commander
Tue 2018-01-30
  Iraqi court sentences Al-Qaeda member to death over executing eight civilians in 2007
Mon 2018-01-29
  McCabe Resigns
Sun 2018-01-28
  Top Houthi leader killed in Sanaa by unknown individuals
Sat 2018-01-27
  Taliban kill 40 63 90 95 with ambulance bomb in Afghan capital Kabul
Fri 2018-01-26
  Mosul clean up continues: 21 turbans permanently unwound, 9 more jugged
Thu 2018-01-25
  Double car bombing kills 33 in Benghazi
Wed 2018-01-24
  Two suicide attackers, Islamic State member killed as troops repel attack in Baghdad
Tue 2018-01-23
  1.5K al-Nusra troops surrounded in Idlib
Mon 2018-01-22
  Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leader in Maghreb
Sun 2018-01-21
  Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
Sun 2018-01-21
  Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack

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