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Dispatch 34: Important Update Portland/Vancouver: HIGH potential for violence this weekend

Some of this is out. Some you are hearing here first time. My information coming from law enforcement and other in-the-know sources Situation: Kevin Peterson, Jr. fired at police in Vancouver and was shot to death. This shooting happened just near a local safe house and my friends heard the firing. They did not see the fight. They did not approach the area. Law enforcement informed me that the deceased, Kevin Peterson, Jr., is part of an ongoing drug investigation. His cousin, Darry Daqua...
Tags: Featured, Afghanistan, Military, Hawaii, Washington Dc, Gang, Vancouver, Hoover, Peterson, Pierce County, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon, Smalley, Portland Vancouver, Hazel Dell, BLM Antifa


Anti-France protests draw tens of thousands across Muslim world

Demonstrations held in Pakistan, Lebanon, Palestinian territories and AfghanistanTens of thousands of Muslims in Pakistan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and elsewhere joined protests on Friday over the French president Emmanuel Macron’s vow to protect the right to caricature the prophet Muhammad.Demonstrations in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, turned violent as 2,000 people who tried to march towards the French embassy were pushed back by police firing teargas and using batons. Crowds of ...
Tags: France, World news, Turkey, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Palestinian territories, Pakistan, Islam, Lebanon, Islamabad, Emmanuel Macron, Pakistan Lebanon, Muhammad Demonstrations


Anti-France protests draws tens of thousands across Muslim world

Demonstrations held in Pakistan, Lebanon, Palestinian territories and AfghanistanTens of thousands of Muslims in Pakistan, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories and elsewhere joined protests on Friday over the French president Emmanuel Macron’s vow to protect the right to caricature the prophet Muhammad.Demonstrations in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, turned violent as 2,000 people who tried to march towards the French embassy were pushed back by police firing teargas and using batons. Crowds of ...
Tags: France, World news, Turkey, Afghanistan, Middle East and North Africa, South and Central Asia, Palestinian territories, Pakistan, Islam, Lebanon, Islamabad, Emmanuel Macron, Pakistan Lebanon, Muhammad Demonstrations


Queensland's border will remain closed to Victoria and greater Sydney, Annastacia Palaszczuk says – politics live

Queensland premier says Queensland border will stay closed to Victoria and greater Sydney as pressure mounts on NSW and WA to open. Follow all the latest news and updates, liveFollow our global Covid live blogFull Australian Covid stats; Covid restrictions state by stateNSW cases map; Vic cases mapNSW hotspots list; Qld hotspots listSign up for Guardian Australia’s weekly coronavirus email 4.00am GMT The share of the Australian economy going to workers has fallen to its lowest point since Th...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Afghanistan, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Victoria, Sas, Vic, Coronavirus, Sydney Annastacia Palaszczuk, Paul Brereton


Zero Tolerance 0707 Feature-Packed EDC Blade – Review

Zero Tolerance 0707 U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- It strikes me as a little funny that while most knife companies (or really, any manufacturer) name their products in addition to giving them SKUs, Zero Tolerance does not.  A catchy name is a good marketing tool, giving a memorable moniker to help a product stand out in a busy market.  I think that Zero Tolerance's proclivity towards numeric SKU's (such as today's 0707) gives them a little bit of a James Bond vibe.  Considering that ZT's market is ...
Tags: Usa, Guns, Oregon, Iraq, Afghanistan, Gear, James Bond, Edc, Zero Tolerance, Rex Nanorum, Rex Nanorum Rex Nanorum, EDC blade, Jens Rex Nanorum Hammer, Pocket Folder, Zero Tolerance 0707, Pocketclip


Al-Qaeda still 'heavily embedded' within Taliban in Afghanistan, UN official warns

A senior UN official says the Taliban is still tied to al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, in spite of US deal.
Tags: News, US, Afghanistan, Taliban, Un, Al Qaeda, Afghanistan UN


Report: Australian special forces soldiers were fuelled by "blood lust" when they tortured and executed prisoners in Afghanistan and...

Australian special forces soldiers tortured and executed prisoners in Afghanistan, according to an extraordinary report that kicked off...
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BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in November 2020

BritBox Unveils What’s Coming to the Streamer in November 2020 BritBox, the subscription streaming service from BBC Studios and ITV offering the biggest collection of streaming British television in North America, has unveiled its November slate! Next month, the lineup includes fan-favorite comedies including ‘Allo ‘Allo!, Dad’s Army, and To the Manor Born. Additionally, BritBox will be adding more British crime dramas and thrillers to its library including Death in Paradise Season 9 and Our ...
Tags: UK, England, TV, London, Movies, France, Nazis, Samsung, Bbc, Afghanistan, Britain, Taliban, Manchester, Army, TV News, Madonna


The US has little show for 2 decades of war in Afghanistan — not even a mention at the presidential debates

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images The two presidential debates ahead of this year's election took place without a single discussion of any of the US's ongoing wars. That these debates — between men who may soon wield considerable authority over US military interventions — were allowed to conclude without scrutiny of active US wars is outrageous...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Afghanistan, United States


The US has little to show for 2 decades of war in Afghanistan — not even a mention at the presidential debates

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump during Thursday night's debate at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Jim Bourg-Pool/Getty Images The two presidential debates ahead of this year's election took place without a single discussion of any of the US's ongoing wars. That these debates — between men who may soon wield considerable authority over US military interventions — were allowed to conclude without scrutiny of active US wars is outrageous...
Tags: Politics, Obama, Opinion, Washington, North Korea, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Iran, Afghanistan, United States


Protests grow across Muslim world against French president Emmanuel Macron – video report

Demonstrations are growing across the Muslim world against the French president Emmanuel Macron and his perceived attacks on Islam and the prophet Muhammad.In Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, about 40,000 people were involved in a demonstration organised by the country’s largest Islamist party, while protests took place in Pakistan, Palestine, Iran and Afghanistan.French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo republished cartoons of Muhammad in September, before the trial of 14 people accused of involveme...
Tags: Protest, France, World news, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Islam, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Charlie Hebdo, Emmanuel Macron, Muhammad, Macron, Pakistan Palestine Iran


Portland is living in America's terrifying future

Portland police disperse a crowd in Portland after protests erupted following the charges for Breonna Taylor's murder. Nathan Howard/Getty Images Federal agents from Trump-loyal Customs & Border Patrol were tested on the streets of Portland this summer. The Trump administration is federally deputizing local police to ignore the will of local voters. This network of federal and local law enforcement has used extreme violence to quell dissent in Portland, and there is no stopping this fr...
Tags: Oregon, Iraq, US, America, Trends, Ukraine, Fbi, Afghanistan, United States, Portland, Guardian, CBP, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, Robert Evans, US Army


Surviving a week in Afghanistan

One violent week in a long war. Here are some of those who died and those who survived.
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The Chris Voss Show Podcast – The World: A Brief Introduction by Dr. Richard Haass Interview

The World: A Brief Introduction by Dr. Richard Haass Interview An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders. Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is a Coronavirus known as Covid-19, which originated ...
Tags: Podcast, Russia, Africa, Global, America, Seo, World, Afghanistan, United States, Europe Asia, Chris Voss, Richard Haass, Books/Authors


At least 8 dead in Pakistan bombing

By Riaz Khan | Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. The bombing happened as a prominent religious scholar during a special class was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa, said police officer Waqar Azim. He...
Tags: Uncategorized, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Taliban, Pakistan, United Nations, Imran Khan, Associated Press, Khan, Unicef, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistani Taliban, PESHAWAR Pakistan


Iranian Trolls Who Posed as Proud Boys Spread Wild Claims on Facebook

The Iranians trolls who disguised themselves as Proud Boys fans in an attempt to intimidate voters were linked to a disinformation campaign that targeted Israel and Saudi Arabia, according to Facebook.In a press conference on Tuesday, Facebook announced that it took down a handful of accounts on Facebook and Instagram after a tip from the FBI about Iranian election-related meddling. The tip followed an announcement by FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcl...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, News, Instagram, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iran, Fbi, Afghanistan, Alaska, Moscow, Myanmar, Ira, Treasury Department, Christopher Wray


How the secretive Special Boat Service — the UK's SEAL Team 6 — trains to recapture hijacked ships at sea

The Nave Andromeda docked at Southampton, October 26 2020. Henry Nicholls/Reuters On Sunday, British military operators from the secretive SBS swept aboard a hijacked ship in the English Channel, captured the suspected hijackers, and freed the crew — all in seven minutes. The efficiency and effectiveness the operation belies the complexities of maritime counterterrorism and the decades that the SBS has spent honing its craft. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. On Sunday ni...
Tags: UK, Osama Bin Laden, Iraq, Thames, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Munich, Taliban, Southampton, Middle East, Cbs, Al Qaeda, Cia, SBS, US Navy


Bomb at seminary in Pakistan kills 8 students, wounds 136

By RIAZ KHAN | Associated Press PESHAWAR, Pakistan — A powerful bomb blast ripped through an Islamic seminary on the outskirts of the northwest Pakistani city of Peshawar on Tuesday morning, killing at least eight students and wounding 136 others, police and a hospital spokesman said. The bombing happened as a prominent religious scholar during a special class was delivering a lecture about the teachings of Islam at the main hall of the Jamia Zubairia madrassa, said police officer Waqar Azim. He...
Tags: News, Sport, World news, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, Taliban, Pakistan, United Nations, Imran Khan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Associated Press, Khan, Unicef, Peshawar


The Marines Corps is rolling out a 'subversive' new strategy to take on China

US Marines conduct a simulated amphibious assault during exercise Talisman Sabre 19 in Bowen, Australia, July 22, 2019. US Marine Corps/Lance Cpl. Tanner D. Lambert In August 2019, Marine Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger published his Commandant's Planning Guidance, detailing a dramatic shift in the Marine Corps' force structure. It positions the Marines to take on China, but it also makes a subversive proposal to take on a sophisticated rival with cheaper capabilities than what the othe...
Tags: Asia, Australia, Navy, China, US, Trends, Afghanistan, Marine, United States, Philippines, Hawaii, Middle East, Korea, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon


This is not the end. Apocalyptic comfort from ancient Iran

At its height, around 620 CE, the Sasanian empire ruled over a territory stretching from Jerusalem in the west to Samarkand in the east. The royal court at the ancient city of Ctesiphon, near present-day Baghdad, was the political heart of this vast realm, and its official religion was the ancient Iranian faith, Zoroastrianism. In royal iconography, the king of the Sasanians was likened to Ohrmazd, the good creator God: just as Ohrmazd vanquishes the evil spirit Ahriman, so, too, does the king ...
Tags: Life, China, Jerusalem, Iran, History, Afghanistan, Islam, Baghdad, Samarkand, Persia, Caspian Sea, Judaism Christianity, Mesopotamia, Zoroaster, Ahriman, Umar ibn Al Khattab


Fijian-born British soldiers lose latest legal fight to stay in UK

High court rejects call for judicial review of eight veterans’ immigration caseEight Fijian-born soldiers who served with the British army in Iraq and Afghanistan have been rebuffed in their initial attempt to seek a judicial review of the handling of their immigration claims.A high court judge said the Commonwealth veterans were “out of time” – but the veterans are able to demand a fuller oral hearing in December, where they will make a final attempt to win the right to remain in the UK. Contin...
Tags: UK, Iraq, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Afghanistan, Military, Fiji


Afghanistan claims killing an al-Qaida leader wanted by FBI

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan claimed Sunday it killed a top al-Qaida propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an...
Tags: Fbi, Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan AP


Afghan security forces kill senior al-Qaida leader

Abu Muhsin al-Masri was on FBI’s most-wanted list and had been charged with terrorism offences in USAfghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al-Qaida leader who was on the FBI’s most-wanted list, Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday.Al-Masri has been charged in the United States with having provided material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation, and conspiracy to kill US nationals. Continue reading...
Tags: US, US news, Fbi, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Al-Qaida, Mike Pompeo, Al Masri, National Directorate of Security NDS, Abu Muhsin al Masri, USAfghan


Afghan security forces kill senior al Qaeda leader al-Masri

Afghan security forces have killed Abu Muhsin al-Masri, a senior al Qaeda leader who was on the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Most Wanted Terrorists list, Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) said in a tweet late on Saturday. The head of the U.S. National Counter-Terrorism Center, Chris Miller, confirmed al-Masri's death in a statement, saying his "removal .. from the battlefield is a major setback to a terrorist organization that is consistently experiencing strategic losse...
Tags: News, Afghanistan, United States, Chris Miller, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Masri, Al Masri, National Directorate of Security NDS, Abu Muhsin al Masri, U S National Counter Terrorism Center


Suicide bombing in Kabul kills at least 18, including children

The death toll from the suicide attack Saturday in Afghanistan's capital has risen to at least 18 killed and 57 people wounded, including schoolchildren, the interior ministry said. The explosion struck outside an education center in a heavily Shiite neighborhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. The interior ministry spokesman Tariq Arian says that the attacker was trying to enter the center when he was stopped by security guards. According to Arian, the casualty toll may rise further as fa...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Afghanistan, Taliban, Kabul, Interior Ministry, Arian, Tariq Arian, Kabul Dasht, Barchi The interior ministry


At least 18 dead in suicide bomb attack in Kabul

Explosion struck outside education centre in Shia neighbourhood in Afghan cityAt least 18 people have been killed and 57 wounded, including schoolchildren, in a suicide bomb attack outside an education centre in Kabul, the Afghan interior ministry said.The explosion struck outside an education centre in a heavily Shia neighbourhood of western Kabul, Dasht-e-Barchi. Continue reading...
Tags: Islamic State, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Shia, Barchi Continue


Stunning photos show Special Forces snipers taking tough high-angle shots way up in the mountains

A Belgian Special Forces Sniper engages an elevated target at night during the High Angle Sniper Course, in Hochfilzen training area, Austria. US Army photo by Sgt. Patrik Orcut Snipers from NATO countries recently trained to take high-angle shots in the mountains of Austria, and some of the photos from the training are pretty cool. High-angle shots are those taken at more than 15 degrees at ranges in excess of 300 meters. These shots require extra math and sometimes uncomfortable shooting...
Tags: Mountains, Trends, Features, Afghanistan, Austria, Nato, Netherlands, Army, Marine Corps, US Army, Green Beret, US Special Forces, Special Forces, Hochfilzen, Snipers, John Wayne Walding


Russia has a secret chemical weapons program, and its scientists have been in contact with suspected Russian assassins, investigation says

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting of the State Council at the Kremlin in Moscow, April 21, 2014. Putin said on Monday he had signed a decree rehabilitating Crimea's Tatars and other ethnic minorities, who suffered under Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. REUTERS/Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti/Kremlin A year-long investigation by Bellingcat conducted in partnership with international media outlets concluded that Russia is operating a clandestine Novichok program. Novichok is ...
Tags: Europe, UK, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Russia, US, International, Trends, European Union, Afghanistan, Taliban, Crimea, Moscow, Gru


Video shows Australian SAS soldiers discussing a fellow operator apparently killing a 'compliant' prisoner in Afghanistan

Video footage obtained by ABC Investigations shows members of an SAS patrol in Afghanistan talking about the apparent execution of a...
Tags: Afghanistan, Sas, ABC Investigations


Trump boasts the economy reached historic heights during his first term. Here are 9 charts showing how it stacks up to the Obama and Bush presidencies.

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images The pandemic wrecked the US economy, and now — in less than two weeks — voters are set to decide which candidate they want to put it back together. Trump and Biden are making competing cases they are the best person to rebuild the economy. But history suggests that presidents exert limited influence over the economy. Here's how the economy under Trump stacked up to Obama and Bush, highlighted by nine charts addressing metrics like GDP gr...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Obama, Washington Post, White House, China, Iraq, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Gop, Bill Clinton, Goldman Sachs