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  • Fighting Between U.S. and Iran-Backed Militias Escalates in Syria

    08/26/2022 5:55:38 PM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    The NY Times ^ | Aug. 26, 2022 | Farnaz Fassihi, Raja Abdulrahim and Adam Entous
    Militias backed by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards force attacked a U.S. military base in southern Syria with drones recently and on the same day, a different base used by the U.S.-led coalition near Syria’s eastern border with Iraq came under rocket fire. U.S. officials saw the back-to-back strikes on Aug. 15 as more sophisticated than previous attacks and feared that more were coming. That set off a string of tit-for-tat attacks this week — including U.S. airstrikes on three consecutive nights against Iran-linked targets in Syria. They amplified tensions between two powerful adversaries fighting on a foreign battlefield. The Americans made...
  • Mossad chief Barnea calls emerging nuclear accord a “strategic disaster” with Iran just weeks from breakout

    08/27/2022 5:51:58 PM PDT · by elpadre · 26 replies ^ | August 27, 2022
    Mossad Director Dedi Barnea countered optimistic remarks by the officials, back from Washington last week after making an urgent bid to ward off the damage contained in the nuclear accord with Iran before the US signs. It is a “bad deal,” they said, but the Biden administration may still be amenable to some adjustments. Barnea, however, harshly denigrated the deal on the table as “a strategic disaster” when he met a small group of reporters after briefing the Prime Minister and other high officials on the true state of play. Israel’s spy chief, who leads the national intelligence effort, did...
  • Iran’s True Colors: Exiles in Albania Recall Torture and Death inside Regime Prisons

    08/28/2022 5:03:48 AM PDT · by whyilovetexas111 · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/28/2022 | Hollie McKay
    Tirana, Albania — It is the stuff of wild nightmares. Despite the passage of three decades, for Iranian dissidents residing in a sprawling Albanian compound — far from their homeland — the torture and trauma of life inside an Iranian regime prison is still raw. “I was a university student, almost seven months pregnant, when the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) came,” Kobra Jowkar, now 59, says softly. “They raided our home at midnight and were very ruthless.” That ruthlessness, she claims, included kicking her around like a soccer ball — and walking on her bulging belly. The worst would...
  • Images show US Embassy Officials Evacuating From The Roof Via Helo In Baghdad

    08/29/2022 7:36:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | 08/29/22 | Jack Posobiec
    BREAKING: Images show US Embassy officials evacuating from the roof via helo in Baghdad
  • JUST IN: White House denies evacuating U.S. embassy in Baghdad as rioters storm the presidential palace and militias start cruising the streets

    08/29/2022 1:20:32 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies ^ | Aug 29, 2022 · | Joel Abbott
    I feel like I've seen this before:
  • Is There an Evac Plan for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad?

    08/30/2022 6:38:59 AM PDT · by robowombat · 28 replies
    Front Page ^ | Tue Aug 30, 2022 | Daniel Greenfield
    Is There an Evac Plan for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad? Tue Aug 30, 2022 Daniel Greenfield That sounds like a stupid question except that the attack on the Benghazi consulate netted an ambassador with no response from America. As part of that round of September 11 anniversary attacks, consulates and embassies were targeted in the region with little pushback. And the Afghanistan disaster happened in no small part because there was no evacuation plan. Biden had made it a "priority" to maintain an embassy in Kabul even after he had withdrawn the troops and the country was on the...
  • PLO representative who congratulated [radical Meretz's] Zehava Gal-On -- awarded a shield of honor to the mother of 6 terrorists, among them the participants in the lynching in Ramallah

    08/25/2022 8:55:53 AM PDT · by Conservat1
    Rotter ^ | Aug 25, 2022
    A PLO representative who wrote to Zehava Galon 'moved us all' - awarded a shield of honor to the mother of 6 terrorists, among them the participants in the lynching in Ramallah Ishay Fridman @IshayFridman: Aug 24, 2022 Mohammed Al Madani, the chairman of the interaction with the Israeli society, sent a congratulatory letter to the chairman of Meretz, Zehava Gal-On. Nice of him. The same Al Madani awarded a token of appreciation to "Umm Hamid" a symbol of the Palestinian mother. 6 of her children became serious terrorists. Murdered Israelis, suicide attacks, murdered Israeli soldiers, the lynching in Ramallah...
  • Iranian Mohammad Ali Geraei - world wrestling champion - Adolf Hitler's fan (Islamists & Nazis)

    08/28/2022 4:47:13 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 8 replies
    Yesterday, in an interview with the Khabar Sports newspaper, Mohammad Ali Geraei, the world wrestling champion, talked about his love for Zlatan, Muhammad Ali, the legend of boxing and Esteghlal Club, and in a part of his speech, he mentioned "Hitler" as his legend among all the people in the world. He introduced the title of someone who had "great thoughts" in his head!
  • Developing: Baghdad collapsing as US embassy allegedly evacuated amide reports of gunfire casualties [VIDEO]

    08/29/2022 1:48:30 PM PDT · by SaxxonWoods · 119 replies
    The Blue State Conservative ^ | 8/29/2022 | Haiely Sanibel
    In a video eerily reminiscent of both the disastrous, chaotic pullouts in Kabul and Saigon, unconfirmed footage suggests major evacuations are taking place in Iraq’s capitol city after the Green Zone was allegedly breached by gunmen. ZeroHedge was early to the story, reporting: “Days of pro-Muqtada Sadr protests and unrest have reportedly resulted in Baghdad’s high secure Green Zone being breached Monday, placing international diplomatic missions and foreign embassies under threat. AFP is reporting that an exchange of gunfire has been observed as dozens or possibly hundreds of supporters riot, with police using riot control measures like water cannons to...
  • Rival Shiite Factions Clash in Iraqi City

    10/14/2003 8:30:05 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 13 replies · 82+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/15/03 | Karl Vick and Vernon Loeb
    KARBALA, Iraq, Oct. 14 -- Rival Shiite Muslim groups exchanged gunfire overnight in this Shiite holy city, the first serious armed clash between Shiite factions since the Iraq war, and the top U.S. commander in Iraq warned Tuesday that American forces may soon have to move against one of the factions. Lt. Gen. Ricardo S. Sanchez said armed followers of Moqtada Sadr, a young Shiite cleric who has loudly opposed the presence of foreign troops in Iraq, have been regarded for months as an evolving threat to U.S.-led forces. Last week, in what American commanders described as an ambush, Sadr's...