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Couple held in Lahore for filming sexual assault of women, blackmailing (tribune, Oct 5, 2019)
“The Lahore Investigations police have arrested a couple for filming the sexual assault of women and blackmailing them.
During investigation, the suspects confessed to police that they sexually assaulted many women and filmed their ordeal for blackmailing.
The arrested suspects were identified as Salamat Ali and his wife Razia Sultana.
According to details, Razia would lure women through different means and her husband would rape them while she would make the videos. Afterwards, they would blackmail them on the pretext that they would make these videos viral…”
Turkey neutralizes 17 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq (hdn, Oct 5, 2019)
“Turkish fighter jets neutralized 17 PKK terrorists in northern Iraq, the country’s National Defense Ministry announced on Oct. 5.
Air-backed operations were carried out in Zap, Gara and Avasin regions, the ministry said on Twitter.
The latest counter-terrorism operations brought the number to 51 for terrorists neutralized over the week.
Turkish authorities often use the word “neutralized” in their statements to imply that the terrorists in question either surrendered or were killed or captured.
PKK terrorists often use northern Iraq as a base to plan cross-border terror attacks in Turkey.
On May 27, Turkey launched the Operation Claw against the PKK in the Hakurk region of northern Iraq, followed by the operation’s second and third phases in July and late August.
Over 400 PKK terrorists have been “neutralized” in northern Iraq over the past four months, according to the ministry.
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 40,000 people, including women, children and infants.”
Spanish police rescued from sea by smugglers they were chasing (thelocal, Oct 5, 2019)
BBC 1Xtra Live pulled: Broadcaster’s flagship show stopped after man stabbed backstage (express, Oct 6, 2019)
This is a more extensive discussion of the Emergency Regulations Ordinance put in place yesterday:
Hong Kong’s Mask Ban Is Just a Cover for a Police Crackdown
The government is using a colonial-era law to impose Beijing’s authoritarian will.
It’s a good article.
The Nation – at least in the past – had Soviet Communist cooties crawling all over it. These days, who knows?
It’s still a Communist journal. All this unpleasantness is a legacy of British imperialism, [evil] plutocrats of HK and Beijing:
“…the “rule of law” is nothing more than a colonial myth: Hong Kong’s legislation has been authored by and for the governing elite, not the people. That both China and Lam repeatedly invoke the concept in justifying increased police repression reveals that Hong Kong’s rule of law has only ever meant legalistic authoritarianism.
“This realization also makes clear the continuity between the British colonial regime and the Chinese authoritarian state. Far from dismantling the tools of colonial control, Beijing has merely recycled them to guard the capitalistic interests of its own political elite. In 1997, Hong Kong’s erstwhile colonial governor was replaced by a chief executive, appointed in private by a closed-door circle composed largely of Beijing-friendly plutocrats.…
“…In Hong Kong, as elsewhere, the primary function of policing is to protect the political and economic power of elites.…
“This confirms the centrality of police to Hong Kong’s governance—and their primary responsibility all along: to protect the powerful during the city’s transition from British colonialism to China’s equally exploitative state capitalism. It also demonstrates the emptiness of Hong Kong’s “rule of law” as a recycled mechanism of colonial control (and should at long last consign colonial nostalgia to the dustbin of history).…”
Leopards don’t change their spots, they may change their name but not their spots.
Well, Drudge went straight to hell.
It now it links to the Boycott List, peddles leftist crud.
Must’ve changed owners. Should change its name.