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  • More U.S. Military Troops Needed To Install Joe Biden Than We Have in Afghanistan

    01/16/2021 12:21:01 PM PST · by george76 · 57 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | January 16, 2021 | Sundance
    Think about it carefully…. 25,000 troops needed at the U.S. Capitol to install the Biden administration. How many armed soldiers do you need at the inauguration of the “most popular Presidential candidate in American history after the most secure election in history?” WASHINGTON DC – As many as 25,000 National Guard troops will be in Washington, D.C., for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week, the Army confirmed on Friday. The Defense Department authorized up to 25,000 service members — an increase of 5,000 from numbers confirmed earlier this week — to support the “federal law enforcement mission and security preparations”...
  • News Sumamry-Intelligence Report Friday 1/15/2021 Newsdump Friday

    01/15/2021 10:44:40 PM PST · by Nextrush · 6 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/15/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    President Trump is planning to leave Washington DC next Wednesday morning... Federal prosecutors are now claiming their belief that people who entered the US Capitol on January 6th intended to capture and kill... Was Qanon really linked to the FBI?... Up to 25-thousand troops now authorized to be in Washington DC for Joe Biden's inauguration next Wednesday... Virginia officials already closing some bridge access to Washington DC with all bridges into Washington DC from Virginia closing for 48 hours... Joe Biden planning to spend 1.9 trillion dollars more to deal with the coronavirus... Governors and local officials in the US...
  • Scoop: Trump administration declassifies unconfirmed intel on Chinese bounties

    12/30/2020 11:46:50 PM PST · by thegagline · 16 replies
    Axios ^ | 12/30/2020 | Jonathan Swan, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian
    The Trump administration is declassifying as-yet uncorroborated intelligence, recently briefed to President Trump, that indicates China offered to pay non-state actors in Afghanistan to attack American soldiers, two senior administration officials tell Axios. The big picture: The disclosure of this unconfirmed intelligence comes 21 days before the end of Trump's presidency, after he has vowed to ratchet up pressure on China, and months after news reports indicated that the Russians had secretly offered bounties for Taliban militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. The Chinese embassy in D.C. did not respond to a request for comment. Trump is not believed...
  • 'Creating blind spots': Sculptor says statue removal advocates need reality check

    12/28/2020 8:09:44 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 28 December 2020 | STEPHEN DINAN
    Absolutely arrogant. For Timothy P. Schmalz, an Ontario-based sculptor, that’s really the only way to describe the renewed push to tear down statues that commemorate people who are now deemed out of step with modern morals. When a Confederate figure gets toppled in the U.S., or a prime minister who was part of brutal treatment of Indigenous people is destroyed in Canada, it says more than just disagreeing, Mr. Schmalz said. It’s a claim that we would have known better, acted otherwise. And that’s the hubris. “When one destroys or puts a Confederate statue in a museum, out of sight,...
  • Now Is as Good a Time as Any for the U.S. to Quit Afghanistan

    12/28/2020 12:40:31 PM PST · by RandFan · 24 replies
    WSJ ^ | Dec 10 | By Gil Barndollar and Sam Long
    "... It isn’t new to have U.S. politicians who are disconnected from the facts on the ground in Afghanistan. In 2013, two years after President Obama announced that American troops would soon come home, we discovered that the military was still expanding its footprint in Afghanistan. Our team assumed control of a series of bases that had been enlarged in a costly engineering operation only months before. Five months later, when word finally came to withdraw, we tore down many of these newly remodeled outposts. The rest we refashioned into smaller versions of themselves, at significant additional cost, so that...
  • Afghan women’s rights activist, brother shot dead

    12/26/2020 3:17:00 AM PST · by xomething · 4 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 12/24/2020 | AFP
    Gunmen on a motorbike have shot dead a women’s rights activist and her brother north of Afghanistan’s capital, officials said, as a wave of assassinations ravages the violence-wracked country. “Unknown gunmen on motorbike assassinated Freshta Kohistani in Kohistan district of Kapisa province,” interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian told reporters on Thursday. Kapisa provincial governor, Abdul Latif Murad, told AFP news agency the shooting took place near Kohistani’s home and that her brother was also killed in the attack. Kohistani, 29, is the second activist to be killed in two days after a prominent pro-democracy advocate was gunned down in capital...
  • Afghanistan: Bomb Blast, Shooting Attack Leave Two Dead In Kabul

    12/23/2020 12:45:34 PM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    Outlook India ^ | 12/23/2020 | AP
    Unknown gunmen shot and killed Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan, officials said A bomb blast followed by a shooting attack in Kabul killed at least two people on Wednesday, including the chief of an independent Afghan elections watchdog, officials said. The attacks are the latest in relentless violence in Afghanistan even as the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators hold talks in Qatar, trying to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war. Unknown gunmen shot and killed Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, executive director of the non-governmental Free...
  • Acting Secretary of Defense Miller Travels to Afghanistan

    12/22/2020 4:39:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies ^ | 12-22-20 |
    Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher C. Miller travelled to Afghanistan on Tuesday, December 22. Due to security concerns surrounding this trip, it was not announced in advance. While in Afghanistan, the Acting Secretary met with the President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential Palace in Kabul to discuss the ongoing U.S. military support to the Afghanistan National Defense and Security Forces amidst a historic opportunity to achieve peace in the country.
  • Afghanistan: Suicide bomber targets funeral ceremony, 1 killed

    12/22/2020 5:17:18 AM PST · by xomething · 4 replies
    India Blooms ^ | 12/22/2020 | India Blooms News Service
    Kabul: A suicide bomb attack targeted a funeral ceremony in Afghanistan's Paghman district on Monday left at least one person killed, media reports said. Ferdaws Faramarz, a spokesman to Kabul Police HQ, told Khaama press that the incident occurred when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest out side Bolsan Mosque in the Bolsan village. One civilian was killed, as the bomber detonated his explosive vest during the Fatiha (a ritual ceremony often after the funeral), reported the news agency. Police have started investigating the matter. No group has claimed responsibility for the incident so far.
  • Five killed in Afghan roadside bomb blast

    12/22/2020 5:10:16 AM PST · by xomething · 1 replies
    Gulf Today ^ | 12/22/2020
    A roadside bomb tore through a vehicle in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Tuesday, killing five people, among whom four were doctors who worked at a prison, police said. The doctors worked at the Puli Charkhi prison, Kabul's main penitentiary, and were killed as they were on the way to their office in the city's Doghabad neighbourhood. It was not immediately clear if the doctors were targeted in the attack. ...
  • Kabul bomb attack kills women, children; lawmaker wounded

    12/20/2020 10:31:49 AM PST · by xomething · 1 replies
    aljazeera ^ | 12/20/2020 | aljazeera and news agencies
    A car bomb in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least nine people and wounded more than 15, including a member of parliament. The death toll from Sunday’s attack could rise, interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said, adding that the dead included women, children and the elderly. “The terrorists have carried out a terrorist attack in Kabul city,” he said. The attack happened while the convoy of lawmaker Khan Mohammad Wardak was passing through an intersection in Kabul’s Khoshal Khan neighbourhood. The blast set afire surrounding civilian vehicles, as well as damaging nearby buildings and shops. A security source...
  • At least 15 children killed in Afghanistan bomb blast

    12/19/2020 7:58:27 PM PST · by xomething · 7 replies
    Straits Times ^ | 12/19/2020 | AFP
    GHAZNI (Afghanistan) • At least 15 children were killed when a motorbike laden with explosives blew up near a religious gathering in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said. The children had gathered at a home in Ghazni province to recite Quran verses, a regular activity on the Islamic holy day of Friday, when the blast happened. Mr Wahedullah Jumazada, spokesman for the province's governor, said: "Unfortunately, as a result of this incident, 15 people - all children - were martyred." Ghazni police confirmed the blast and that all the victims were children. Twenty other people, including some children, were wounded....
  • At least 11 killed in east Afghanistan bomb blast

    12/19/2020 1:47:30 AM PST · by xomething · 2 replies
    news24 ^ | 12/18/2020 | AFP
    A motorbike loaded with explosives blew up in east Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 11 people at a religious ceremony, officials said. "The explosives detonated at a gathering in Gilan district of Ghazni province," said provincial governor's spokesman Waheedullah Jumazada, adding that at least 11 people were killed and 20 wounded. He said the wounded included children. Interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed the blast at a house where a Quran recitation was being held, but said 15 people were killed. No group immediately claimed the attack. Taliban and Afghan government forces have regularly clashed in Ghazni. ...
  • Bomb blast kills Kabul deputy governor

    12/15/2020 12:07:30 PM PST · by xomething · 6 replies ^ | 12/15/2020 | Australian Associated Press
    A bombing and a shooting attack in Kabul have killed at least three people, including a deputy provincial governor, while a deputy provincial council chief was killed in western Afghanistan. The attacks on Tuesday are the latest in relentless violence in Afghanistan even as the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators hold talks in Qatar, trying to hammer out a peace deal that could put an end to decades of war. According to Tariq Arian, an Afghan interior ministry spokesman, a sticky bomb attached to the armoured vehicle belonging to Kabul's deputy provincial governor killed two people, and wounded two others....
  • Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online. Hillary's emails, Vegas shooting by FBI sniper...

    12/15/2020 10:11:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 138 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | 12/15/2020
    Wikileaks just dumped all of their files online, Everything from Hillary Clinton's emails, Vegas shooing done by ab FBI sniper, Steve Jobs HIV letter, PedpPodesta, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Bilderberg, CIA agents arrested for rape, WHO pandemic.
  • 35 Hurt in Car Bomb Blast in Kandahar, Afghanistan

    12/07/2020 7:16:40 PM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    VOA News ^ | 12/07/2020 | Ayesha Tanzeem
    ISLAMABAD - A car bomb attack wounded at least 35 people, including women and children, in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province early Monday. Provincial officials said the attack near the headquarters of Daman district police was carried out using a Mazda mini truck. The bombing damaged parts of the building along with several nearby houses. Fifteen civilians became victims of the attack along with several police officers, operatives of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency the National Directorate of Security, and the district police chief, Abdul Wadoud. Shadi Khan, the chief of the district, said local officials were in a meeting inside when the bomb...
  • Afghan pilot says he's been told to rejoin air force or leave US protection

    12/03/2020 5:35:02 PM PST · by A Conservative Future · 9 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 11-29-2020 | JP Lawrence
    An Afghan major under U.S. protection at a U.S. base after the Pentagon reversed its decision to approve his move to the United States, said he has been told he will be forced to leave the base Monday if he does not rejoin the Afghan air force.Maj. Mohammed Naiem Asadi, one of the Afghan military’s few elite attack helicopter pilots, his wife, and his 4-year-old daughter had been approved to seek refuge in America in early October due to being in “imminent danger of being killed by the Taliban,” approval documents and emails shared with Stars and Stripes showed.
  • Photo reveals Australian soldier drinking beer out of dead Taliban fighter's prosthetic leg

    12/01/2020 12:32:02 AM PST · by RandFan · 66 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dec 1 | Rory Callinan
    Senior Australian special forces soldiers drank beer out of the prosthetic leg of a dead Taliban soldier at an unauthorised bar in Afghanistan – with a photograph of the act being revealed for the first time by Guardian Australia. A number of photographs obtained by the Guardian show one senior soldier – who is still serving – sculling from the leg in an unofficial bar known as the Fat Lady’s Arms, which was set up inside Australia’s special forces base in Tarin Kowt, the capital of Uruzgan province, in 2009. Another appears to show two soldiers performing a dance with...
  • (Australian) Defence Chief Angus Campbell rolled over bid to strip Afghanistan medals

    11/30/2020 3:45:57 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    The Australian ^ | 1st December 2020 | Ben Packham
    Defence Chief Angus Campbell has backed away from a pledge to strip meritorious service awards from 3000 Afghanistan veterans to mark their “collective responsibility” for alleged war crimes, after he was publicly rolled by Scott Morrison. General Campbell said more than a week ago when he released the Brereton war crimes report that he would write to the Governor-General asking him to revoke the Meritorious Unit Citation for special forces soldiers who served in Afghanistan from 2007 to 2013. But, after the Prime Minister overruled the edict, the Chief of the Defence Force fell into line.
  • At least 32 killed in 2 explosions in Afghanistan

    11/29/2020 12:36:32 PM PST · by xomething · 3 replies
    CGTN ^ | 11/29/2020 | Source(s): Xinhua News Agency ,Reuters ,AFP
    At least 30 people were killed and over 24 others wounded after a suicide car bomb hit a military camp in Ghazni city, capital of Afghanistan's eastern Ghazni province, on Sunday, Baz Mohammad Hemat, director of Ghazni hospital, confirmed. One suicide bomber was killed after detonating an explosive-laden vehicle roughly at 7:37 a.m. local time on Sunday along a road connecting Ghazni city and neighboring Dih Yak district. The targeted camp belonged to the Public Protection Police Forces, according to a local official. All of the victims are security personnel. Another bombing on Sunday, in Afghanistan's southern Zabul province, targeting...