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Masked gunmen attack TV stations reporting the protests in Iraq
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Spanish police saved from sea by smugglers they were chasing
[PULSE.NG] Three Spanish coppers who were thrown into the sea when their boat crashed early Friday during a high-speed chase were pulled to safety by the drug-smugglers they were chasing, police said.

The unexpected rescue happened after a police vessel began pursuing a speedboat "with four people on board that was suspected of transporting drugs" in waters off the southern coast of Spain, a police statement said.

During the chase, the two vessels collided, causing three coppers to fall into the sea as their boat "span out of control".

Using a megaphone, a police helicopter that was hovering overhead called on those on board the speedboat to help and they pulled the three agents to safety unharmed.

The gesture did not spare them, however, when police found three tonnes of hashish in the water nearby.

"They were arrested for drug trafficking," a police statement said, indicating that more than 80 bundles of hash had been recovered from the sea.
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Africa Horn
Sudan’s removal from terror list "is a process, not an event": U.S. diplomat
[Sudan Tribune] U.S. top diplomat for Africa, Tibor Nagy, restated that his administration will not remove Sudan soon from the terror list saying "it is a process, not an event", but he disclosed they will discuss with their allies way to support Sudan.

Nagy made his remarks in a telephone briefing with a number of journalists in response to the growing calls supporting Sudan removal from the state sponsor of terrorism list which limits its access to international financing institutions to rebuild the country after the collapse of the al-Bashir’s regime.

"Removing the state sponsor of terrorism designation is not an event it is a process," he said in response to similar questions by the Sudan Tribune and the Wall Street Journal about hopes of delisting Sudan from the terror list.

"We can work with Sudan and new government to make that process goes as quickly as possible, but I cannot sit here today and give you dates, how long, when it will happen, what, because there is a number of legal constraints that tight up this process," he added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [71 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Hamdok sacks Sudan’s university chancellors and vice-chancellors
[Sudan Tribune] Sudanese Prime Minister Abdullah Hamdouk on Thursday dismissed 28 university chancellors and 35 university vice-chancellors.

The purge comes amid growing frustrations within the government various institutions about the continued presence of the former regime bigwigs in the different state structures.

Also, it follows a warning to the public university vice-chancellors issued last September by the minister of higher education who urged them to resign before to be sacked.

Among the relieved chancellors Ibrahim Gandour former foreign minister, former presidential aide Awad al-Jaz, former vice-president Hasabo Abdel Rahman, former presidential aide Faisal Hassan Ibrahim among others.

In a separate decision, Hamdok appointed 34 vice-chancellors including the former nominees for the Sovereign Council Fadwa Taha.

Further similar decisions are expected in several ministries to replace the cadres of the former regime.


Posted by: Fred || 10/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [76 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Somali Military Court Sentences Soldier To Death For Killing
[RADIOSHABELLE] A military court in Mogadishu has sentence army officer to death on Wednesday.

Private officer, Omar Abdulkadir Sheikh Nur was found guilty of killing police officer, Jamal Abukar Jinow.

The court found that the killing happened on March 22 in Waberi district after the diseased tried to intervene alleged robbery with violence by the suspect.

The case was submitted to the court-martial in July before the prosecution started.

Exhibit including an AK 47 used in the crime plus eyewitness was produced in the court during the hearing before a medical record of the dear departed from the health department.

The court sentenced ex-soldier, Omar Abdulkadir Sheikh Nur to death for his actions, he can appeal within the next 30 days.

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Africa North
UN chief hopes to maintain ‘momentum’ in Western Sahara talks
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] UN Secretary-General António Guterres
...Portuguese politician and diplomat, ninth Secretary-General of the United Nations. Previously, he was the UN High Commissioner for Refugees between 2005 and 2015. He was the Prime Minister of Portugal from 1995 to 2002 and was the Secretary-General of the Socialist Party from 1992 to 2002. He served as President of the Socialist International from 1999 to 2005. In both a 2012 and 2014 poll, the Portuguese public ranked him as the best Prime Minister of the previous 30 years...
said he hopes to maintain the political "momentum" to seek a solution to the Western Sahara conflict, despite having not had a special envoy to the region for the past four months.

In a report Wednesday, Guterres praised the progress made by the UN’s former envoy, Horst Kohler, who left the position in May for health reasons.

He "was able to reinstate a much-needed dynamic and momentum to the political process, including through the round-table process he launched which brought together Morocco, Frente Polisario, Algeria, and Mauritania," Guterres said in the document delivered to the Security Council.

Following a long period of inaction, two round tables in Switzerland
...home of the Helvetians, famous for cheese, watches, yodeling, and William Tell...
in December and March brought together the various parties, though without reaching any significant breakthroughs.

"It is therefore essential that the continuity and momentum in this political process are not lost," Guterres said, despite the fact that Kohler so far does not have a successor.

Many diplomats have lamented the difficulty in finding the right fit for his replacement ‐ someone who is willing to work on what sometimes seems like an endless dilemma.

Morocco annexed the former Spanish colony and fought a war with the Algeria-backed Polisario Front from 1975 to 1991 when a ceasefire deal was agreed.

A UN mission was deployed to monitor the truce and to prepare a referendum on Western Sahara’s independence from Morocco, but it never materialized.

The UN maintains a peacekeeping force of 240 Blue Helmets (MINURSO) charged with monitoring the ceasefire.

Posted by: Fred || 10/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Subsaharan
Cameroon president says dropping prosecution against 'some' political rivals
[PULSE.NG] Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
's President Paul Biya on Friday announced he had ordered prosecutions to be dropped against "some" opposition leaders, including a number from the main Movement for the Rebirth of Cameroon (MRC) led by his jugged
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
rival Maurice Kamto.

Kamto was arrested in late January after months of peaceful opposition protests over the results of the October 2018 election. The move is the latest in a series of concessions from the 86-year-old leader, who is under intense international pressure over a sweeping crackdown on the opposition.

He is also attempting to ease surging tensions in separatist anglophone regions, with talks on the turmoil wrapping up Friday.

"I have ordered the discontinuance of proceedings pending before Military Tribunals against some officials and bully boyz of political parties in particular the (MRC)," he said on his official Twitter account in English.

In French, he added that it affected those "arrested and detained for acts committed in contesting the results of the recent presidential elections".

He did not specify whether the decision would affect Kamto, Cameroon's main opposition leader who unsuccessfully claimed victory in elections last year.

Kamto went on trial with 88 others in a military court in September on charges of insurrection, hostility to the motherland and rebellion -- crimes which could carry the death penalty
. Their next hearing was scheduled for October 8.

His party also was not able to confirm details.

"I do not know if Maurice Kamto is involved or not," said senior MRC official Emmanuel Simh.

Kamto was arrested in late January after months of peaceful opposition protests over the results of the October 2018 election won by Biya, who has been in power for 37 years.

The crackdown on Kamto and the opposition has caused outrage among rights groups and many western governments.

Posted by: Fred || 10/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [92 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life, & Kleptocrats

#1  This is a good thing you have done.
Posted by: newc || 10/05/2019 1:22 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Al-Jubeir advises international community: ‘Go after Iran wherever it operates’
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Adel al-Jubeir said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia holds Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
responsible for the September 14 attacks on the country’s oil facilities.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  They all hate each other. Sort of like my neighbors, but they have defense budgets.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/05/2019 10:12 Comments || Top||


Khalid bin Salman: Tehran brazenly exploiting Yemen for its own interests
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
’s Vice Minister of Defense, Prince Khalid bin Salman, called Iran’s talk about a partial ceasefire in Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of...
"a cheap trade" and an exploitation of the country and its people.

Prince Khalid bin Salman said in a series of tweets on Friday that the Iranian regime is "brazenly trying to exploit Yemen for its own interests."

"On the one hand, it [the Iranian regime] blames the Yemenis to evade responsibility for its terrorist acts. On the other, it undermines Yemenis by speaking on their behalf, saying that it is seeking peace in Yemen in a campaign of disinformation and lies," Prince Khalid tweeted.

"Iran’s foreign minister is trying to defend the Iranian regime by blaming the attacks on Abqaiq and Khurais on the Yemenis in a cowardly manner, without regard to the security, safety, and stability of Yemen," he added, commenting on the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s interview with CNN.

"It is time for the Yemenis - all Yemenis - and we will be with them, to unite against the Iranian project of chaos, strife, and destruction, and to prioritize Yemen’s interest and security and its people’s safety, stability, and prosperity over any other interests," Prince Khalid bin Salman said.

Prince Khalid added that Saudi Arabia views the announcement of a partial ceasefire in Yemen positively because it has always been what the Kingdom sought, adding that the Kingdom hopes that it will be implemented effectively.

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New details emerge on Qatari Sheikh who ordered aide to murder two people
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An American who worked as the US security chief for Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad al-Thani, brother of the Emir of Qatar
...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...
, revealed more details of the lawsuit accusing the royal of ordering him to murder two people.In an interview with ABC Action News, Matthew Pittard, who worked as a personal bodyguard for the Sheikh and is now suing him, said that he was enlisted to kill a man who tried to collect a debt of $6,000, to which he refused and instead paid the debt off himself.

He also said that he was told to shoot a woman and "bury her in the desert," because the Sheikh believed she was texting a man from another Middle Eastern country.

The lawsuit against the Qatari royal was filed on July 23 in a US federal court.

While in Qatar, Pittard said he discovered that the Sheikh had an American citizen locked up at one of his properties, whom he was able to aid with the help of the US embassy.

However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
according to Pittard, when Sheikh Khalid found out, he held him prisoner and threatened to kill him and his family, and subsequently forced him to sign a non-disclosure agreement while holding him at gun-point.

Pittard also revealed that he once had to administer Narcan to the Sheikh, a drug used to treat heroin overdoses, after he "OD’ed and hit the floor" at a party.

A second plaintiff Matthew Allende, who worked as a medic for the billionaire, told ABC Action News that he sometimes had to stay up for "20, 24, 36 hours straight" to watch the Sheikh while he partied, to make sure that he didn’t stop breathing.

He also added that although he was finally given a day off after working for three straight weeks, he was ordered back inside the palace by an armed guard who said the Sheikh had changed his mind.

Fearing for his life, he tried to escape by scaling a 5.4-meter perimeter wall to escape, sustaining serious injuries that required immediate attention and surgery, according to his lawsuit, which added that he was later terminated. "The amount of fear from that point was just like every day was a stressful day," Allende said. "You wake up and kind of wondering what exactly is going to happen today."
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Cyber
Microsoft says cyber activity by a threat group is believed to be linked to the Iranian government
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/05/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [167 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Could we add the Master of the Obvious™ graphic for this...?
Posted by: magpie || 10/05/2019 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Of course MS also says they are committed to working with any foreign entity up to and including Beelzebub and Galactus until Bad Orange Man is gone.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/05/2019 9:52 Comments || Top||

#3  VDH opines the Dems must continue to attack the Donald in order to discourage future Orange Men...the long view. Not to dispute VDH, but he just might be over-thinking these corrupt bastids in
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/05/2019 11:22 Comments || Top||

#4  Mix of both short-term (protect the loot) and long-term (preserve the woke + oligarchs' virtue-signaling alliance) thinking.
Posted by: Lex || 10/05/2019 12:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Couldn't have been an insider incursion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/05/2019 22:52 Comments || Top||


Europe
The Paris Attacker's Was... A Different Kind Of Islam, Say Prosecutors.
[CNN] The Paris police attacker followed a 'radical vision of Islam,' the anti-terrorism prosecutor says

The perpetrator of a knife attack that left four people dead at a Paris police headquarters had recently adhered to a "radical vision of Islam," according to witnesses, anti-terrorism prosecutor Jean-Francois Ricard said Saturday.
Three policemen and a female police administrative worker were killed Thursday by a colleague who was later shot dead by a 24-year-old police intern inside the building near Notre Dame Cathedral, the prosecutor said.

The attacker, identified by police only as Mickaël H., had converted "about 10 years ago" to Islam and recently had kept to a more "radical vision," Ricard said during a news conference.

The attacker had contacts with people suspected of belonging to the ultraconservative Salafist movement of Islam, the prosecutor said.
I didn't think he was a Sufi monk doing the dervish with a knife.
The attacker had expressed his support for the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks, Ricard said, and "certain acts committed in the name of this religion," as well as a desire to "cease certain forms of contact with women" and his adoption of traditional Muslim clothing "in the last few months."
Which is why I put it in ISIS, Occam's electric trimmer. Elementary really...
Wife remains in custody

The attacker and his wife exchanged 33 text messages over 29 minutes the morning preceding the attack, and their content was "exclusively religious," the prosecutor said.

The last exchange ended with "Allahu akbar," which means "God is greater" in Arabic, and "follow the vision of our prophet Mohammed and meditate over the Quran."

These text messages were sent 30 minutes before the attacker visited a local store and bought two knives that would be used in the attack.

For more of this breathtaking piece of islamist apologetic drivel, head over with a blasély piqued mind to CNN.

For a better, not so depressing view of the LEOs of Gay Paree, head to this Daily Mail piece.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 14:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [171 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  So he followed the version written down, not the version created in the heads of mush-minded leftists.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/05/2019 15:27 Comments || Top||

#2  "Every good muslim will be a jihadi. A peaceful one is a backsliding sluggard. By Allan, gents ! Where is the itch in yore pants ?!"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 15:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Nice post, Dron. The story stunk from the start
Posted by: Frank G || 10/05/2019 17:02 Comments || Top||

#4  The sultan spun, scratching his crack,
And then had a whack at his sack.
Inquired his physician,
"Sire, where is you itchin'?"
"Well, mainly in front and in back."
Posted by: Angerert Grumble4096 || 10/05/2019 18:15 Comments || Top||


EU commissioner says ‘urgent need’ to prevent migrant departures from Turkey
[Rudaw] EU migration commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos said Thursday there was an "urgent need" to stop illegal departures from The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
as Greece struggles to cope with a sharp increase in the refugee arrivals.

"Irregular arrivals to Greece increased over the past weeks and months," Avramopoulos told a news conference in Ankara, alongside the Ottoman Turkish and German interior ministers.

"There is an urgent need to further strengthen the prevention and detection of irregular departures from Turkey," he said.

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on Tuesday that arrivals by sea from Turkey to Greece, mostly of Afghan and Syrian families, increased to 10,258 in September.

That represented the highest monthly total since the 2016 deal between Turkey and the EU to curb the flow of arrivals, according to the refugee agency.

Ottoman Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu however called on the EU to share the refugee burden as Ankara fears a new influx from Syria’s Idlib province near the border.

Turkey "has fulfilled its commitments" under the 2016 accord with the EU, said Soylu. "We expect Europe
...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
to be in the same frame."

He also warned that the hostilities in Idlib could trigger a massive influx to Turkey, which is already home to 3.6 million Syrian refugees.

Avramopoulos said he appreciated the work already done by Ankara, "especially as the migratory pressure on Turkey continues."

"Our joint visit is proof of our continued cooperation with Turkey on managing migration, together, as partners," he said.

Avramopoulos and German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer are due to visit Greece on Friday.

Seehofer said Europe was ready to help Turkey. "Wherever we can make a contribution we are willing to do so."

The visit comes after Ottoman Turkish President His Enormity, 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. In Anatolia did Recep Bey a stately Presidential Palace decree, that has 1100 rooms. That's 968 more than in the White House, 400 more than in Versailles, and 325 more than Buckingham Palace, so you know who's really more important...
threatened last month to "open the gates" to allow Syrian refugees to leave Turkey for Western countries if plans with the United States to establish a safe zone to resettle them in northern Syria fail.

"We will be forced to open the gates," Erdogan said. "We cannot be forced to handle the burden alone."
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India-Pakistan
US Lawmakers (Mostly Van Hollen) Try To Meddle In Subcontinent.
[Tribune.com.pk] In a major blow to the Indian government,
Allan help us now !
the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on Saturday in break with precedent added an appeal to end the humanitarian crisis in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in its report ahead of the annual Foreign Appropriations Act for 2020.

The move could become the first step towards legislative action by American lawmakers against India, The Hindu reported.

The amendment was proposed by Senator Chris Van Hollen (D, MD), who visited Delhi this week as part of a congressional delegation that discussed the Kashmir situation as well as India-US bilateral relations, trade ties and defence purchases with key officials.

Senator Van Hollen was denied permission by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government to visit the occupied valley
Undaunted, he blowed India from a distance !
which has been under lockdown since August 5 after New Delhi revoked its autonomous status, Washington Post reported.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 14:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Of course they're meddling. It's what they do. I lf they didn't meddle, they'd feel bad inside and just know something was wrong.

They can't stop. They're like an addict, but instead of being addicted to something tame like heroin, they're addicted to a hard drug: power.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 10/05/2019 16:52 Comments || Top||

#2  But meddling in US elections (even imaginarily) cannot be abided...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/05/2019 17:47 Comments || Top||

#3  "You peaceful Hindus can't mess with our murderous muzz proxies! Sob!!"
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/05/2019 17:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Maybe they're sore about the congresscritters who spent an hour in Houston, welcoming Modi only to be given a front seat to the open endorsement of Trump for 2020 among Indian origin voters.

Or maybe they have to play to their own galleries now. Tlaib and Omar and god knows how many closet islamophiles in the congress.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Why Dron66, you've changed!
You read like Erb.
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/05/2019 22:50 Comments || Top||


India issues terror alert for Jewish, Israeli targets on Yom Kippur
Heads up, Dron66046!
[IsraelTimes] Jerusalem said to be working with Indian counterparts to thwart any potential attack; security increased at embassy, synagogues and other sites.

Authorities in India have warned of a potential terror attack on Jewish or Israeli targets on Yom Kippur, which begins Tuesday night.

According a Channel 12 news report on Friday, Israeli security services are working with their Indian counterparts to thwart any potential attack over the Jewish holiday period, which runs until October 21.

The Israeli embassy in New Delhi, synagogues, Chabad buildings, Jewish schools, restaurants and hotels known as popular destinations among Israeli travelers have all been put on high alert with increased security.

The Times of India reported last month that there were fears an attack could be carried out on a Jewish target by a cell affiliated with either the al-Qaeda or Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist groups.

The report said the alert was issued on the basis of intelligence received from the security agencies of other countries. No further details were given.

India’s ties with Israel have warmed in recent years, particularly in the area of military cooperation.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/05/2019 00:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Aah.. tell me about it. We're swimming in red alerts.

A guy was shot at a train station for shouting 'Ally whoos' yesterday. Two burqas were caught entering a restaurant owned by a jewish family. They walked funny for gals, and they turned out to be two gay guys meeting secretly. One of them was Israeli. Oh gawd, why !

Let's hope we don't fail our religious Jew friends. I don't think Modi would like that. I have a friend in Force One, Bombay. He says the security is pretty thin. We depend more on communal deterrence these days. But the lone wolves are hardly responsible people. They won't care if our trident carrying hordes descend later upon the masjids. The best way to protect against it is to keep muslims at 'survival stage' perpetually.

I'm so glad Diwali is also in october, so the highest security is on.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 3:36 Comments || Top||

#2  A guy was shot at a train station for shouting 'Ally whoos' yesterday.

The police are now being issued bullets for their guns, and being taught to shoot? A big change from the 2008 Lashkar-e-Taiba rampage in Mumbai, which we watched from afar. I’m very glad.

Prayers for you all to come through this month without any serious incidents.

A thought for future pondering: perhaps you could deputize those Israelis there on holiday who’ve gone through their military training — it would be an interesting surprise for the jihadis...
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/05/2019 12:38 Comments || Top||

#3  It's not that they couldn't shoot, TW. They were just tied down by our own DeBlasios. Railway police have now their own commando unit trained by the army. The regular peters did have weapons, just old SMLEs and 9mm sten guns. And morale not worth the tobacco spit they're full of. These boys and girls are different.

The Israelis who come here after blooding ? They go straight up to the weed filled himalayas, they are in no mood to talk shop for a while.

It became so much of a problem in fact that some Israeli veterans through an NGO (Natal) tied up with a psychiatric Hospital in Himachal Pradesh to help divert doped out youngsters to get up off the ground and try using conventional therapies for 'unwinding'.

Incidentally, a contingent of security for the Israeli community up at Dharamkot were granted a limited carry permit for Indian army issued Tavors, for the period of Oct to Nov.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 13:14 Comments || Top||

#4  That Dron is trying to say, in a delicate way, TW, is that most Israelis going to India are shitheads.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/05/2019 13:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Heh heh... non. I've partied with those idjits myself. ☺ Dated one of 'em a lifetime ago. An NCO, she went back to rejoin her Hel Nashim. Is now in the Education Corps or something.

You should visit Dharmkot some time. Don't waste your time anywhere else in India, it's all colorful hubris reeking of piss anyway. Go straight to Himachal and you'll see what I mean.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#6  Dron ~ You ever read anything by M.M. Kaye ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/05/2019 15:19 Comments || Top||

#7  Nope.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 15:45 Comments || Top||

#8  Sounds interesting. Will give her a shot.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 15:54 Comments || Top||

#9  it's all colorful hubris reeking of piss

Tell me that is not Snark of the Day!
Posted by: SteveS || 10/05/2019 16:42 Comments || Top||


NIA files supplementary charge sheet against Yasin Malik
[TWITTER]
NIA Friday filed supplementary charge sheet before a Delhi court against JKLF chief Yasin Malik and others in 2017 terror funding case. Yasin Malik was produced in the NIA Court in New Delhi The proceedings took place in camera

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#1  This will become pretty much the norm now. Even if you donated a hundred bucks to a muslim charity, we'll investigate all your finances. And when the Indian IRS investigates... did I mention we're a socialist police state ?
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Iraq
President of Iraqi Kurdistan, issues a statement regarding the unrest in Iraq, calling for preserving the law, security, and stability
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
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Al-Sadr calls on Mahdi government to quit, to be followed by snap elections
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iraq’s firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
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...
called on Friday for the government to resign and for snap elections as deadly protests intensified in the capital Baghdad and across the country.

A statement signed by the former Shia militia leader said that to avoid further violence which has claimed at least 44 lives since protests began on Tuesday the "government should resign and early elections should be held under UN supervision."

Earlier on Friday, al-Sadr had in a statement instructed allied politicians to suspend participation in all parliament activities until the government introduces a program acceptable to the people.

The influential Shia holy man’s Sairoon political bloc won the largest single bloc of seats in last year’s election with 54 in the 329-seat parliament.

Sadr’s position came after Iraq’s top Shia holy man, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, earlier on Friday sharply criticized the Iraqi government in the wake of deadly violence sweeping the country, urging both politicians and protesters to back down "before it is too late."

On Thursday, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi had called on politicians to support him to reshuffle cabinet posts and urged calm in a televised speech on state TV.

The Prime Minister said the protesters' "legitimate demands" had been heard and they should go home, adding that the security measures used against the demonstrations were like "bitter medicine" that needs to be swallowed.

Meanwhile,
...back at the revival hall, the congregants were being herded into the paddy wagon...
Iraqi security forces opened fire on dozens of protesters gathering in Baghdad for a fourth day of demonstrations against corruption, unemployment, and poor public services.

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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinians to receive $430 mln Israeli transfer, say officials
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Paleostinian Authority will receive a transfer of 1.5 billion shekels ($430 million) from Israel, officials from the two governments said Friday, in a step towards resolving a months-long standoff between them.

Israel will continue to deduct money from the transfers to account for the PA’s payments to prisoners, a decision that sparked the row, but the two sides have agreed to further talks to resolve that issue,

Paleostinian civil affair minister Hussein al-Sheikh said.

Shai Babad, director general of Israel’s finance ministry, told AFP the transfer would be made on Sunday to the PA government, which is facing a crippling financial crisis caused by the dispute.

Sheikh confirmed they would receive the funds.

In February, Israel decided to withhold about $10 million a month from revenues of some $190 million it collects on the PA’s behalf, prompting Paleostinian president the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
...aka Abu Mazen, a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial. While no Yasser Arafat, he has his own brand of evil, just a little more lowercase....
to refuse all payments - saying he would accept all or nothing.

The money comes from customs duties levied on goods destined for Paleostinian markets that transit through Israeli ports and constitutes more than 50 percent of the PA’s revenues.

The deduction corresponds to what Israel says the PA paid Paleostinian prisoners in Israeli jails, or their families.

Prisoners who have carried out attacks on Israelis are among those receiving the payments, and Israel says the policy encourages further violence.

Paleostinians view prisoners as fighting against Israel’s occupation and say the money supports families that have lost their main breadwinners.

Sheikh said the two sides had agreed to form a committee to resolve remaining issues, including the money withheld over prisoner payments.

"This is a step towards resolving the crisis but the crisis didn’t end," he told AFP.

The financial shortfall had been so severe the PA has been forced to halve salaries to its tens of thousands of civil servants.

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#1  Wasn't Mahmoud "Muggsy" Abbas gonna call for new elections upon his return from New York? What is he taking? A sailboat?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/05/2019 6:12 Comments || Top||

#2  WHY?
Posted by: ranture || 10/05/2019 7:28 Comments || Top||

#3  What... Why ? Is this happening because the Arab party won some seats in the coalition ?

Oh ok. At least tell them, 'look we're a bit short here' and ;

Give it to them in bitcoin and shut off their internet.

Bearer bonds of Zatoun Palestine Olive Oil Co.

Give them only food.

Deduct costs for destruction of property by fires.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 18:11 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Indonesia's Aceh says wildlife poachers to get 100 lashes
[PULSE.NG] Poachers who threaten endangered orangutans, tigers and other wildlife could receive up to 100 lashes under new rules in Indonesia's Aceh province, which usually reserves whipping for morality crimes under Islamic law.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran not ‘drawing back’ militarily after Saudi attack: US admiral
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
has not drawn back to a less threatening military posture in the region following the September 14 attack on 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...
, the top US admiral in the Middle East told Rooters, suggesting persistent concern despite a lull in violence.
Continued on Page 49
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#1  WE & our allies(so-called included)should Give these wack-job mullahs everything they desire, LIKE becoming martyrs VERY SOON!!
Posted by: ranture || 10/05/2019 7:27 Comments || Top||

#2  There's no reason even for a rational actor to feel deterred by the West after the 9/11 precedent.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 10/05/2019 18:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Very right. A real red splosh shall have to be made in order to teach the world some manners again. All this crouching and slinking around with NV goggles is not cutting it.

Ooop ! I just mongered war !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/05/2019 18:23 Comments || Top||


Russian journalist arrested by IRGC in Tehran to be released soon
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Russian journalist Yulia Yuzik, who has been detained in Iran, will be released soon, the RIA news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry front man Abbas Mousavi as saying on Friday.

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested the Russian journalist in Tehran on Thursday on charges of cooperating with Israeli intelligence, according to media reports.

Yuzik is currently in an IRGC prison, according to her family.

Russia's foreign ministry summoned the Iranian ambassador regarding Yuzik's detention, reported the Russian news agency RIA. Russia’s Embassy in Tehran has previously said that it was aware of Yuzik’s arrest and that it is "dealing with the situation," according to the Moscow Times.

Yuzik’s daughter confirmed her mother’s arrest on Facebook, saying that she has been arrested in "another country," and added that her trial was scheduled for this Saturday.

Yulia worked as a news hound in Tehran a few years ago and had returned to Tehran on invitation, journalist and ex-husband of Yuzik Boris Voytsekhovskiy wrote on Facebook.

As soon as she arrived, the Iranian authorities confiscated her passport and told her that she can have it back when leaving, he added.

Later that same day, a number of IRGC agents broke into her hotel room and arrested her, wrote Voytsekhovskiy, adding that she is facing up to 10 years on charges of cooperating with Israeli intelligence.

Iran
...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate Jews Zionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol...
and Russia have had close relations since the start of the Syrian revolution in 2011, as they both heavily support the regime of Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Before going into the family business Pencilneck was an eye doctor. If he'd stuck with it he'd have had a good practice by now...
.

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