Reader’s Links, Oct. 31, 2018

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  1. Yes, Unvetted Illegal Caravans Threaten Public Health

    We live in bizarro times. Suddenly, it is controversial to state obvious, neon-bright truths. This week, it has become newsworthy to observe that illegal border-crossers who circumvent required medical screenings are a threat to America’s public health and safety.

    Just look at these hyperventilating headlines and tweets.

    From Newsweek, which is supposed to, you know, report actual news of the week: “‘We don’t know what people have’: Laura Ingraham calls migrant caravan a health issue.”

    And from The Daily Beast: “Fox & Friends Host Brian Kilmeade Fears ‘Diseases’ Brought By Migrant Caravan.”


  2. Whitey Bulger Had Ties to Mueller & Was Set to Out FBI Officials, Killed In Prison

    Whitey Bulger. Robert Mueller. WHAT?

    Notorious Boston mobster Whitey Bulger was murdered in prison on Tuesday.

    He had just been transferred to a new facility.

    Bulger has been an FBI informant since the mid-1970s, although he has denied that claim.

    What’s odd is that 89-year-old Whitey’s death comes after it is learned that Bulger had planned to out FBI officials.

    Even crazier, Bulger has a connection to Special Council Robert Mueller, head of the Russia investigation into 2016 election interference.

    It emerged in Bulger’s 2013 trial that he had served as an FBI informant as far back as 1975, though he always denied the claim.

    Law enforcement sources tell that Whitey had been talking about outing people in the FBI – people in the top echelon of the informant program.

    The sources said he hadn’t even been processed at the West Virginia facility when he was killed. But someone who knew he was being transferred put the word out – the killer had to know he was coming.

    Regarding the Mueller/Bulger connection:

    “[Mike] Albano [former Parole Board Member who was threatened by two F.B.I. agents for considering parole for the men imprisoned for a crime they did not commit] was appalled that, later that same year, Mueller was appointed FBI director, because it was Mueller, first as an assistant US attorney then as the acting U.S. attorney in Boston, who wrote letters to the parole and pardons board throughout the 1980s opposing clemency for the four men framed by FBI lies. Of course, Mueller was also in that position while Whitey Bulger was helping the FBI cart off his criminal competitors even as he buried bodies in shallow graves along the Neponset…”

    “Mueller was the head of the Criminal Division as Assistant U.S. Attorney, then as Acting U.S. Attorney. I could not find any explanation online by Mueller as to why he insisted on keeping the defendants in prison that FBI agents—in the pocket of Whitey Bulger—had framed for a murder they did not commit. Make no mistake: these were not honorable people he had incarcerated. But it was part of a pattern that eventually became quite clear that Mueller was more concerned with convicting and putting people in jail he disliked, even if they were innocent of the charges, than he was with ferreting out the truth,” Gohmert said.

    ulger. Mueller.


    Is this news you were expecting to see today?

  3. CIN Exclusive: Support for Al-Qaeda on Rise in US Inner Cities
    Home > Political Islam > In the US > National Security > CIN Exclusive: Support for Al-Qaeda on Rise in US Inner Cities

    here’s growing support for al-Qaeda among some groups of disaffected African-American converts in inner-city areas across the United States, according to eyewitness testimonies garnered by Clarion Project’s Clarion Intelligence Network.

    In some areas, worshipers are asked to make financial donations to causes in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. While Clarion cannot be certain of the intended destinations for these funds, our analysts believe at least some of this cash finds its way into the hands of terrorists.

    Cities where al-Qaeda’s popularity is on the rise include New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and heavily-populated areas of California and Texas.

    Al-Qaeda’s Islamic Messages

    Al-Qaeda is respected because it knows how to deliver its message using Islamic literature, mosque members told Clarion. It justifies criminal activity and terror using Quranic verses about fighting the enemies of God. They cited the example of Osama bin Laden, who used the Muslim holy book to justify killing Americans anywhere. Al-Qaeda perceived the American government as launching a war against Muslims and for bin Laden and his followers that was sufficient to follow the Quranic call to fight those who fight you.

  4. Why Were the 7,000 Antisemitic Incidents Under Obama Largely Ignored?

    Anti-Jewish hate crime and violence has been the most common form of religiously motivated hate crime since the FBI began tracking keeping those statistics. In the Obama years, anti-Jewish hate crime skyrocketed. Against the Jews. The media ignored it; instead, they manufactured a myth of “islamophobia.” And so now, the largest killing of Jews on American soil is being politically exploited to advance Trump-hate, the caravan (!) and “islamophobia.” Disgusting.

  5. Mexico: More than 3,000 migrants stranded in Oaxaca town

    More than 3,000 migrants travelling in a caravan through Mexico are stranded in the town of Juchitan de Zaragoza, Oaxaca, as shown in footage shot on Wednesday.

    The migrants, who have left Honduras and other countries in a mass exodus, reportedly arrived on Monday from the town of Niltepec and have not been able to leave due to a complication with buses.

    • RAW: US accumulating troops at border with Mexico as Operation Faithful Patriot continues

      A C-17 Globemaster III arrived at the Kelly Field Annex in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, delivering military personnel and cargo in support of Operation Faithful Patriot to secure the US-Mexico border.

      On Monday, US Air Force General Terrence John O’Shaughnessy confirmed that an additional 5,200 troops would join existing border control forces in an effort to beef up security in response to the caravan of migrants from Central America, which is currently journeying towards the United States through Mexico.

      • How many combat troops are on alert to be moved to the Border within 24 hours or less?

        What orders do the Military commanders have if the invaders turn violent?

        Is this going to be the beginning of an asymmetric war the Drug Lords, Terrorists agents, and the Russian, Chinese and Iranian officials who are advising and paying for the invaders?

  6. Germany: Hundreds protest against AfD in Freiburg

    Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Freiburg on Wednesday, as the Alternative for Germany (AfD) held a meeting in the city’s northernmost suburb, Zaehringen.

    Protesters chanted and held banners reading “against the right-wing”.

    • Germany: Thousands attend anti-fascist protest on Halloween

      Over a thousand people attended a Halloween-themed demonstration against far right and Neo-nazi politics in German city of Hamburg on Wednesday.

      The demonstration, which took place under the motto ‘Antifascist Halloween – confronting the right-wing spectre,’ protested the growing popularity of right-wing groups such as Alternative for Germany (AfD). Protesters lit fireworks and marched through the streets of Altona borough with Halloween decorations of ghosts and pumpkins.

      A September poll led by political research company Infratest dimap revealed that support for AfD had reached an all-time high, with more respondents indicating they would vote for the right-wing party than the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which co-governs the country.
      Germany: Thousands attend anti-fascist protest on Halloween

      Over a thousand people attended a Halloween-themed demonstration against far right and Neo-nazi politics in German city of Hamburg on Wednesday.

      The demonstration, which took place under the motto ‘Antifascist Halloween – confronting the right-wing spectre,’ protested the growing popularity of right-wing groups such as Alternative for Germany (AfD). Protesters lit fireworks and marched through the streets of Altona borough with Halloween decorations of ghosts and pumpkins.

      A September poll led by political research company Infratest dimap revealed that support for AfD had reached an all-time high, with more respondents indicating they would vote for the right-wing party than the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), which co-governs the country.

  7. Richard: This one is from July 2017 but with the tensions between the US and China raising the tensions between China and India, Japan, Nam, Indonesia, Taiwan and others will raise so now is a good time to look back at what happened.

    China and India Scuffle Toward War | China Uncensored

  8. Richard: I don’t know anything about this channel except what is being said in it. He is claiming that the video he is embedding is from China and about them getting ready to fight WWIII. This fits with other things that are happening, including the financing of the migrants to the US Border, during WWII there was a lot of German activity in Mexico and further south. Just as the Soviets were very active in Mexico and further south during the Cold war.


    • He should know about keyboard warriors and their death threats.
      Gab has been hosting them for a couple years. Detailed, specific jooo-targets.
      – oh, that was freedom of expression.
      He can take his prayers and shove ’em.

  9. Saudi Coup “Imminent” As Crown Prince’s Uncle Arrives To Oust “Toxic” MbS

    The youngest brother of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has returned from self-imposed exile to “challenge” Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) “or find someone who can,” reports the Middle East Eye.

    Prince Ahmad bin Abdulaziz is reportedly hoping to oust his 33-year-old nephew in the wake of an allegedly state-sanctioned murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. MbS has virtual control over Saudi Arabia after a June 2017 shakeup in which King Salman removed Muhammad bin Nayef as heir apparent.

  10. Donald Trump Jr. called out CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday after the anchor declared that right-wing white men are the “biggest terror threat” in America.
    “Amazing. I thought this was some sort of joke quote taken out of context but no… it’s just Don Lemon being a moron. Unfortunately this is how so many leftists actually think. Disgusting! Imagine the outrage if you changed ‘white men’ with any other demographic?” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted.

  11. 21st Arab Conference on Combating Terrorism Kicks off in Tunisia (aawsat, Oct 31, 2018)

    “The 21st Arab Conference of Officials Responsible on Combating Terrorism kicked off in Tunis on Wednesday, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

    Representatives of Arab countries, the Arab League, the Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS) and a number of international institutions specialized in combating terrorism are taking part in the event.

    Saudi Arabia’s delegation was chaired by Major General Abdullah Al-Huwairini, Assistant Director General for Combating Terrorism at State Security Presidency.

    The conference will discuss a number of topics including: reviewing a plan for forming a team of specialists to monitor terrorist threats, the results of the 20th Arab Conference of Officials Responsible on Combating Terrorism and the experiences of the member states in confronting terrorist acts.”

  12. US illegally transferring Islamic State suspects from Syria to Iraq for trial: HRW (mee, Oct 31, 2018)

    “US forces have been handing over suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) group captured in Syria to authorities in Iraq, where they face torture and botched trials, Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said.

    The New York-based organisation said on Thursday that the United States had transferred suspected members of IS for trials in Baghdad, some of which had already taken place.

    “Prosecuting [IS] suspects is crucial for their countless victims to obtain justice, but that won’t be achieved by transferring detainees to abusive situations,” HRW’s Nadim Houry said.

    “The US should not be transferring IS suspects from Syria to Iraq or elsewhere if they will be at risk of torture or an unfair trial.”

    International human rights and humanitarian law prohibits the transfer of detainees to countries where they are at serious risk of torture and mistreatment, the organisation said.

    HRW said independent observers of four recent terrorism trials in Baghdad reported that several foreign defendants, including from France, Australia, and Lebanon, had been tried in Iraq based, at least in part, on their alleged membership of IS.

    The defendants reported their capture in and transfer from Syria during the trials.

    Some alleged due process violations and, in two cases, being tortured in Iraq, the organisation said…”

  13. Lahore ranked among most polluted cities (tribune, Oct 31, 2018)

    “The provincial capital, Lahore is among the most polluted cities in the world and urgent action needs to be taken to tackle this issue. Air pollution caused by traffic, industries, crop burning and burning of solid waste are the major contributors of smog and the layer of smog will thicken in the coming days…”

  14. Man detained for beating wife in street in Turkey’s southeast as footage stirs outcry (hurriyetdailynews, Oct 31, 2018)

    “A 29-year-old man in the southeastern province of Kahramanmara? was detained by the police after footage showing him beating his wife in the street went viral on Oct. 31.

    According to Demirören News Agency, the assault by the man, identified only as Musa. K., was captured on camera by a passerby at an empty lot in the ?aziye neighborhood on Oct. 30.

    The man was seen repeatedly hitting the face of his 24-year-old wife, who was carrying a baby and accompanied by two children.

    The agency added that the woman did not file a criminal complaint as police continued interrogation on Oct. 31.”

  15. Turkish police officer sentenced to 24 years in prison over child abuse (hurriyetdailynews, Oct 31, 2018)

    “A police officer in the western Turkish province of ?zmir has been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexually abusing a seven-year-old girl.

    The ?zmir Ninth Heavy Penal Court has convicted officer O?uz Kadir after he was arrested in March for sexually abusing the girl, who was unidentified, Daily Yeni As?r reported on Oct. 31.

    According to the ruling, Kadir repeatedly abused the girl, telling her they would play games in her grandmother’s house.

    The crime was revealed after the girl went to her parents and told them what he had done to her.

    “He has done something to me but he says no one believes me because he is a police officer,” she said.

    In his defense, Kadir said the girl was lying and the sexual abuse “might have only happened in her imagination.”

    “The disgusting things he has done to the girl should not go unpunished,” said the girl’s father, after the conviction.

    “We have won the legal battle. Now, we will focus on healing our daughter after all the psychological damage she has received,” he added.”

  16. Turkish cross-border fire kills 10 YPG members in Syria: Report (hurriyetdailynews, Oct 31, 2018)

    “10 YPG members were killed after Turkish forces fired howitzer shells across the border into Syria’s Ayn al Arab region, state-run Anadolu Agency said on Oct. 31.

    The missiles were launched from Turkey’s southeastern province of ?anl?urfa, along the Syrian border, the agency added.

    Six other YPG members were wounded in the strikes on the region, which is also known as Kobani.

    Turkey’s move came a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an vowed to remove both the YPG and ISIL from Syria as he accused a “power that uses terrorist groups as leverage” in the war-torn country in order to reach its ambitions in the region.

    “A power, which uses all terrorist organizations indiscriminately as a lever to achieve its goals in the region, is now trying to reproduce this disgusting game,” Erdo?an said on Oct. 30 addressing his lawmakers at the parliament. He avoided to name that power but accused it for trying to “resurrect” ISIL in Syria.

    “Neither people in the region nor the world believe in the Daesh [Arabic acronym of ISIL] game,” said Erdo?an,

    “Turkey will never allow ISIL to drag Idlib and then all of Syria into chaos by inciting the regime or reviving Daesh in the region,” he added.

    Erdo?an also vowed to crush YPG members east of the Euphrates River in Syria.

    “We will destroy the terror structure east of the Euphrates River,” he said.

    Turkey has finalized plans for a “comprehensive and effective” operation that would target the YPG, he noted.

    “We have started active intervention operations against the terror organization in the last couple of days. We will soon come down hard on the terror organization with more extensive and effective operations,” he said.

    Turkish forces had already bombarded positions east of the river held by the YPG, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Oct. 29. Turkish artillery strikes on Oct. 28 hit Kurdish trenches and positions on a hill in the village of Zor Moghar, in northern rural Aleppo.

    The YPG is the core of a force that has fought against ISIL with the support of United States air power, arms, funding, training and an estimated 2,000 American special forces troops on the ground.

    Turkey considers the YPG as an offshoot of the illegal PKK and has already intervened to sweep the fighters from territory west of the Euphrates in military campaigns over the past two years.

    Turkish forces have already forced the YPG out from the region west of the Euphrates.”

  17. Turkish forces ‘neutralize’ 23 terrorists in N. Iraq (AA, Oct 31, 2018)

    “At least 23 PKK terrorists were “neutralized” in an air operation carried out in northern Iraq on Wednesday, according to the Turkish military.

    Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.

    The terrorists, who were plotting attacks on Turkish bases, were “neutralized” in northern Iraq’s Gara, Avasin, Qandil and Metina areas, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement.

    The airstrikes also destroyed shelters and ammunitions depots belonging to the terror group, it added.

    In its more than 30-year terror campaign against Turkey, the PKK — listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the EU — has been responsible for the deaths of some 40,000 people, including women and children.”

  18. Turkey: Khashoggi killing orders came from ‘high-level officials’ – AKP spokesperson

    The spokesperson of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK) Omer Celik said that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi could not have been killed without orders from high Saudi officials, speaking from Ankara on Wednesday.

    “This action couldn’t be performed without a permit from high-level officials,” Celic said.

    He went on to ask questions about the specifics behind Khashoggi’s death.

    “Who performed it and who gave the order. We have to find that. We are not accusing anybody in advance but this isn’t something that can be covered,” he concluded.

    SOT, Omer Celic, AKP (Justice and Development Party) spokesperson (Turkish): “Here are our expectations: First, where is the dead body of Khashoggi, may he rest in peace.

    The ones who are responsible are in the hands of Saudi officials. It’s been a long time since the incident happened, not to get that information is out of the question. Because the Consul General that was in the building that day has returned back to his country and we know that this information could be taken from him too.

    Secondly, who is the local collaborator, as it has been said by the Saudi Arabian foreign minister.

    And third, who gave the order? The whole international community is wondering about that.

    This action couldn’t be performed without a permit from high level officials. The organisational aspect of the action, the fact that it was pre-organised, which the Saudi prosecutor told us, it shows that it has been planned.

    The question is when this brutal crime – as our prosecutor says that he was killed immediately after he entered into the consulate and his body was torn apart – was planned, who performed it and who gave the order.

    We have to find that out. We are not accusing anybody in advance but this isn’t something that can be covered up.”

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