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Erdogan shows NZ attack video at rallies
New Zealand says airing footage of the mosque attacks at Turkish rallies endangers its citizens.
authoritarianism  mesopotamia  religion 
yesterday by joeybaker
At least 13 civilians, including 9 children and a village's lone doctor, were killed in an American airstrike in Naser Khil in eastern Afghanistan
Two houses were struck, leaving nine children dead, a tribal elder said. The United States said the target was a Taliban operations center.
mesopotamia  militaryIncompetence 
3 days ago by joeybaker
Trump Declares ISIS ‘100%’ Defeated. That’s ‘100% Not True,’ Ground Reports Say.
The Pentagon scrambled to respond to President Trump’s remarks about how much land has been taken from the Islamic State.
trumpLies  mesopotamia 
19 days ago by joeybaker
Pakistan shoots down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace; one pilot arrested
War not a solution to any conflict, but Pakistan will respond if aggression is imposed, military spokesperson says.
globalUnrest  mesopotamia 
21 days ago by joeybaker
Indian Air Force Carries Out Strike On Terror Camp in Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir
India carried out pre-dawn air strikes on terror training camps across the Line of Control on Tuesday, two weeks after 40 soldiers were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama. At around 3:30 this morning, 12 Mirage 2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force dropped 1,000 kg bombs on terror camps of the Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Hizbul Mujahideen.
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia  globalUnrest 
22 days ago by joeybaker
Germany refuses to bow to UK pressure to resume arms sales to Saudi Arabia
Foreign minister says ‘we will make future decisions depending on how the Yemen conflict develops’
globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
26 days ago by joeybaker
Multiple Whistleblowers Raise Grave Concerns with White House Efforts to Transfer Sensitive U.S. Nuclear Technology to Saudi Arabia
Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, issued an interim staff report after multiple whistleblowers came forward to warn about efforts inside the White House to rush the transfer of highly sensitive U.S.
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
28 days ago by joeybaker
Protests erupt in Pakistan after Police killed parents in front of the kids claiming them to be terrorists
According to CTD, those killed were “terrorists” belonging to terror outfit Daesh. Also present in the car were the couple’s three other children. While the minor son sustained a bullet injury, the two daughters are reported to be safe.
popularUnrest  theTerrorismExcuse  governmentOverreach  mesopotamia 
8 weeks ago by joeybaker
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for funding a library in Afghanistan, suggesting it was of no use.
India has committed $3B in aid to Afghanistan since US-led forces toppled the extremist Taliban regime after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
10 weeks ago by joeybaker
Former Blackwater guard convicted for 2007 massacre of civilians in Baghdad | World news
Nicholas Slatten, 35, found guilty of murder for his role in the killing of at least 14 unarmed civilians in a bustling square
mesopotamia  militaryOverreach  judicialImpotence  corporateIndemnity  corporateCorruption 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Iran Rejects Motion To Ban Marriage Of Girls Under Thirteen
A parliamentary motion banning child marriage in Iran has been rejected by Majles (parliament), an MP reported.
mesopotamia 
11 weeks ago by joeybaker
Pentagon Says 35 Killed in Trump’s First Yemen Raid — More Than Twice as Many as Previously Reported
The Pentagon’s assessment of 35 hostile fighters dead in the raid would only be possible if women and children were counted as “enemies.”
mesopotamia  militaryIncompetence 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
"The U.S. should do a serious assessment of why, despite 14,0000 NATO troops plus 250,000 Afghan troops and reportedly $1 trillion spent on war in Afghanistan, the Taliban today are stronger than before," said Pakistan's prime minister
“The U.S. should do a serious assessment of why, despite 14,0000 NATO troops plus 250,000 Afghan troops and reportedly $1 trillion spent on war in Afghanistan, the Taliban today are stronger than before,” said Pakistan’s prime minister
mesopotamia  governmentIncompetence  governmentMalfeasance  militaryIncompetence 
november 2018 by joeybaker
Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention in Saudi-Arabia
Saudi journalist and writer Turki Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Jasser has died after being tortured while in detention, the New Khaleej reported yesterday. Reporting human rights sources, the news site said t...
mesopotamia  authoritarianism 
november 2018 by joeybaker
EU Parliament votes overwhelmingly in favour of arms embargo on Saudi Arabia
Vote in favor of ban on ‘the export, sale, update and maintenance of any form of security equipment to Saudi Arabia, which can be or is used for repression.’
mesopotamia  governmentIncompetence  win 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Trump’s Not Gonna Let a Little Murder Get in the Way of His $110 Billion Arms Deal
The president sees no reason to stop doing business with Mohammed bin Salman, despite a credible allegation that Saudi Arabia killed and dismembered a journalist last week.
trumpAuthoritarianism  trumpIncompetence  globalGameOfThrones  mesopotamia 
october 2018 by joeybaker
The US has spent $1.5 trillion on war since Sept 11 attacks
The collective wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria have cost U.S. taxpayers more than $1.5 trillion, according to a Defense Department report.
theTerrorismExcuse  mesopotamia  governmentMalfeasance 
september 2018 by joeybaker
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afgh
The United States on Monday will adopt an aggressive posture against the International Criminal Court in The Hague, threatening sanctions against its judges if they proceed with an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Americans in Afghanistan.
mesopotamia  endOfTheUSEmpire  authoritarianism 
september 2018 by joeybaker
12 Girls' Schools Burnt Down Overnight In Pakistan
Girls’ schools are often attacked in the northern areas of Pakistan.
mesopotamia 
august 2018 by joeybaker
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