Reader’s Links for October 14, 2021

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100 Replies to “Reader’s Links for October 14, 2021”

  1. 5 people killed and 2 wounded yesterday evening in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, by bow, arrow and knife.
    Danish citizen in his 30s arrested, convert to islam according to the police less than 10 minutes ago.
    I do not have a link now but it is all over the news…

  2. I met myself today
    So we lunched at Greasy’s Spoon
    The line-up caused delay
    So I wasn’t in the mood
    Finally once inside I ordered ham and cheese on rye
    He said he wasn’t hungry and just sat there like a joke
    “What’s your problem?” then I asked, his face was turned away
    He was looking at the waitress pretty in her pretty way
    “I think we should stop meeting. It doesn’t really work,” he said, “Our sense of humour differs and you strike me as a jerk.”

    For the record, running into oneself is, at first, a mind-blowing experience. You are strangers in each other’s strange land. But it grows old fast.

    The waitress brought my sandwich and him a diet Coke
    His nose looked bigger than the can
    He tried to chat her up:
    “It’s busy here,” he said to her, “Don’t I know you from O’Hare’s? You waitressed a few months ago, you served me a donair.”
    “I don’t think so,” she replied, harried and short-fused, “You’re mistaking me for someone else. –I’m sorry, you’re confused.”

    Then everything changed.
    Suddenly he stood
    Shooting one last look to me
    I know I said we’re different but there’s volumes in a glance
    He headed for the kitchen
    I sat and just relaxed
    The cops were fanning in, now, checking each one’s pass
    He swung out through the swinging door
    I thought he had escaped
    But the alleyway was covered
    So there was his mistake.

    Strangers are as strangers will
    Divie and divide
    Bones and hearts now atomized
    Nowhere will they hide.

  3. Suspect in Kongsberg killings had converted to Islam, police say
    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/suspect-kongsberg-killings-had-converted-islam-police-say-2021-10-14/
    The man suspected of killing five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in Norway had converted to Islam and police had been worried over signs of his radicalisation, regional police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud told a news conference on Thursday.
    A 37-year-old Danish citizen is suspected of carrying out the attacks, police have said. He is in custody and is believed to have acted alone.

    VIDEO
    Norway bow attack – Muslim convert, 37, flagged on terror watch list before shooting 5 dead in 30 minute rampage
    https://www.the-sun.com/news/3853798/norway-bow-arrow-attack-convert-islam/
    NORWEGIAN cops have said the suspect in the Norway bow and arrow rampage which left five people dead had been flagged for possible signs of radicalisation.
    Police said the 37-year-old suspect in the half-an-hour long rampage in the town of Kongsberg, was known to them, but the exact motive for the random attacks that killed four and one man was not known.
    Those killed in the attack at 6.30pm local time were aged between 50 and 70. Two others were injured.
    The suspect, who lives in the Kongsberg area, has been held in custody, had cooperated with police and implicated himself in the attacks, although he has not yet entered a plea.
    He was believed to have been acting alone, police said. They said nothing about a possible motive.
    At a press conference, Chief of Police Ole Bredrup Sæverud said: “We still can not establish that this is an act of terrorism.
    “We are still investigating.
    “There has previously been worrying information about this man linked to his radicalisation which the police have followed up. But in 2021, we have not received any warnings about him.”
    A large area of the small town, some 50 miles from Oslo, was evacuated and cordoned off after the suspect opened fire.
    One witness told TV 2: “I saw people flee for their lives. One was a woman holding a child in her hand.”
    Among those injured in the horror attack was an off-duty police officer, who was inside a Coop Extra supermarket during the rampage.
    He is one of two people understood to be in intensive care.
    Norway’s royal family expressed its sympathies.
    “We’re horrified by the tragic events at Kongsberg,” King Harald said in a letter addressed to the town’s mayor.
    “The rest of the nation stands with you,” the 84-year-old monarch wrote.
    Harrowing images taken in the street show arrows stuck inside a wall after the suspect allegedly missed his target.
    “We’re horrified by the tragic events at Kongsberg,” King Harald said in a letter addressed to the town’s mayor.
    “The rest of the nation stands with you,” the 84-year-old monarch wrote.
    Witnesses spoke of finding a seriously injured woman with an arrow in her body calling out for help in a pool of blood near a traffic junction.
    One told TV 2: “There were crazy screams of women. I’ve never heard anything like it. It was a death cry.”
    [..]

    • NORWAY TODAY – Identity of man charged with the Kongsberg attack revealed: 37-year-old Espen Andersen Brathen

      Earlier in the day, the police announced that the man charged in the Kongsberg attack is a convert to Islam and that there have been radicalization concerns related to the man.

      In July 2020, Espen Andersen Brathen was given a six-month restraining order in Kongsberg and Eiker District Court after making death threats against family members.

      In May of that year, he broke into his parents’ house and threatened to kill his father. The police report states, among other things, that he walked around the house even though they asked him to leave the place, the verdict states.

      He is said to have made threats and left a Colt revolver caliber 4.5 mm on his parents’ sofa before he left.

      Psychiatric assessment

      Police attorney Ann Irén Svane Mathiassen in the Southeastern Police District told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that forensic psychiatric experts would assess the 37-year-old man.

      In 2012, he was found guilty of theft and the use of drugs. According to the verdict, he broke into the Norwegian Mining Museum one night in May the same year by smashing a window. That same evening, he bought two grams of hashish in Kongsberg center.

      The verdict from Kongsberg District Court states that he had previously been convicted of similar offenses.

      A friend of the accused told Nettavisen that he notified the police about the man in 2017. At that time, Brathen had posted two videos on YouTube, where he made threats.

      In the two videos, Bråthen made threats in English and Norwegian.

      https://norwaytoday.info/news/identity-of-man-charged-with-the-kongsberg-attack-revealed-37-year-old-espen-andersen-brathen/

      ===================================Her er terrorist Espen Andersen Brathens advarsel

      + VIDEOS

      https://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/her-er-terrorist-espen-andersen-brathens-advarsel/s/12-95-3424190678
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      Here is bow-and-arrow terrorist Espen Andersen Brathen’s warning

      A friend of Espen Andersen Brathen already warned the police about the terrorist in 2017. – I really hope you guys pay attention, before life is lost, he warned.

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      It was 37-year-old Espen Andersen Brathen who killed five persons at Kongsberg, a small city in Norway. Bråthen has admitted the killings in a questioning by the police Wednesday evening.

      In the attack he used a bow-and-arrow, as well as other weapons, according to the police.

      The dead are four women and a man. All were aged 50 to 70 years. The police believe everyone was killed after the police’s first contact with the accused.

      The 37-year-old man is a Danish citizen, but has lived in Norway for most of his life. The police have confirmed that he is a Muslim convert.

      «The incidents at Kongsberg appears at the moment as an act of terrorism, but the investigation, which is led by the South-East police district, will clarify more details of what the motife was», PST (Norwegian Police Security Service) informs on Thursday.

      Several neighbours has identified Brathen as the man conveying the threats in the video. Nettavisen has notified defender Fredrik Neumann that we are naming Brathen. He does not want to comment on this.

      Here is the video that Espen Andersen Brathen published in 2017, and the reasoning for his friend warning the police:

      Police say on Thursday that they hav received several warnings that the man had become radicalized – no later than 2020.

      A close friend of Brathen tells Nettavisen that Bråthen for years had struggled with mental problems, without receiving the treatment he desperately needed.

      – Never got any help

      – We have been deeply concerned for him for many years. He is not a monster. This is a really sensitive and vulnerable person who has struggled a lot with his psyche, and who has never got any help. He has become totally confused and pushed everyone away, says the friend to Nettavisen.

      In 2017, he even notified the police about the man. Brathen had then published two videos on YouTube, where he conveyed threats that he would do something. The video was later taken down.

      Wednesday evening there were a lot of rumours on Twitter with fake names of the killer.

      https://www.nettavisen.no/nyheter/here-is-bow-and-arrow-terrorist-espen-andersen-brathen-s-warning/s/12-95-3424190735

    • europravda -Kongsberg: Man accused of Norway bow and arrow attack that killed 5 was ‘flagged for radicalisation’

      “There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalised,” Police chief Ole B. Saeverud told a news conference on Thursday morning.

    • NORWAY TODAY – Police: Man accused of Kongsberg attack is a convert to Islam – there have been radicalization concerns

      The police announced that the man charged in the Kongsberg attack is a convert to Islam and that there have been radicalization concerns related to the man.

      “We have not received reports of concern related to the man in 2021. But there have been reports before, and these have been followed up,” Chief of Police Ole Bredrup Sæverud in the South-Eastern Police District said, according to the newspaper VG.

      The latest report was allegedly received in 2020. When asked whether the attack was religiously motivated, Sæverud said:

      “We know nothing about the motive yet. But it is natural to ask that question”.

      “There are complicated assessments related to the motive, and it will take time before this is clarified. But there have been concerns related to radicalization in the past, and the police have been in contact with the man before,” Sæverud noted.

      Furthermore, the man was banned from visiting two close family members last year after he allegedly threatened to kill one of them, according to VG.

      The man, who used a bow and arrow to kill five and injure two people in Kongsberg, was arrested yesterday after a major police operation.

      On the night before Thursday, the police announced that the arrested man was a 37-year-old Danish citizen who lives in Kongsberg.

      “The police can confirm this information about the accused because many rumors are circulating on social media about possible perpetrators,” the police wrote in a press release.

      The man was transported to the police station in Drammen. He has had lawyer Fredrik Neumann appointed as defense counsel.

      Police stated that there was a confrontation between them and the perpetrator before he was arrested. No police officers were injured in the confrontation. Warning shots were fired in connection with the arrest.

      https://norwaytoday.info/news/police-man-accused-of-kongsberg-attack-is-a-convert-to-islam-there-have-been-radicalization-concerns/

  4. Interpreter on Dutch evacuation list murdered in Kabul: report
    https://nltimes.nl/2021/10/14/interpreter-dutch-evacuation-list-murdered-kabul-report
    An Afghan interpreter who worked with the Netherlands on an international mission and was on a Dutch evacuation list was killed in Kabul on Wednesday. The man’s family told NOS about the murder, and sources within the Dutch government confirmed it, according to the broadcaster.
    According to the 36-year-old interpreter’s family, a Taliban representative knocked on the door of the man’s parental home on Wednesday. “They asked for him, and when he confirmed who he was, they suddenly started firing an AK-47 at him. We lost him,” a family member said to NOS.
    The interpreter had been sleeping in different places every night in recent weeks, but that was becoming more and more difficult, his brother said. “Yesterday, he was at our parents’ home,” said the brother from his home in India. “Friends and family refused to give him shelter any longer because their lives would also be in danger if the Taliban knew he was staying with them.”
    According to NOS, the interpreter’s father was also shot at but survived. His parents are terrified and hope to be evacuated by the Netherlands. They’re also on the Dutch evacuation list, the family said.
    Caretaker Minister Ben Knapen of Foreign Affairs told NOS that the Netherlands has not yet received confirmation of the murder. “But if it is true, it is obviously a tragedy,” he said. According to Knapen, it is impossible to better protect people on the evacuation list in Afghanistan. “We have no embassy there, no people on the ground. We are fairly powerless in that regard.”

      • IDF’s ‘Red Unit’: All-female unit challenging troops before they go to war

        For over a year, the IDF’s first all-female, special-forces “Red Unit” has been challenging forces from all units to defend against attacks by Hizbullah and Hamas….

        “Our job is to challenge the troops and act like the enemy,” said Sgt. R. “We learn about the enemy to know how they fight….We switch uniforms and really get into the drill, where we really feel like we are the enemy…and think like them.”

        They hold drills in the middle of the night and inside tunnels. When they are not busy drilling with soldiers, they are studying Israel’s enemies to better understand how to plan a future drill based on their fighting strategy….

        https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/idfs-red-unit-all-female-unit-challenging-troops-before-they-go-to-war-681574
        ……
        They had to give up the experiment in coed tank units. This program might work, though.

      • That is one reason, the money crunch is another, if Xi waits much longer the economy will be so bad the mainland won’t be able to launch an attack. On the other hand if the TFI report that there was an attempt on Xi’s life are correct the mainland may not have enough loyal units to carry out a successful invasion.

  5. reuters -Deadly shooting rocks Beirut as tensions over blast probe erupt

    BEIRUT, Oct 14 (Reuters) – At least six Shi’ites were shot dead in Beirut on Thursday, in an attack on protesters who were heading for a demonstration called by Hezbollah to demand the removal of the judge investigating the explosion that ripped through the city’s port last year.

    The Iran-backed Hezbollah and its ally, the Shi’ite Amal Movement, accused the Lebanese Forces (LF), a Christian party that has close ties to Saudi Arabia, of mounting the attack, which took place on a frontline of the 1975-90 civil war.

    The shooting marks the worst civil violence in Beirut since 2008, and highlights a deepening crisis over the probe into the catastrophic August 2020 explosion that is undermining government efforts to tackle one of the most dramatic economic meltdowns in history.

    LF leader Samir Geagea, whose group had a powerful militia in the war, condemned the shooting and said it was the result of uncontrolled weapons in society, saying civil peace must be preserved.

    In scenes reminiscent of the war, local television stations broadcast footage of bullets bouncing off buildings and people running for cover. One of the dead was a woman who was struck by a bullet while in her home, a military source said.

    At a nearby school, teachers instructed infant children to lie face down on the ground with their hands on their heads, a Reuters witness said. A lifeless body was dragged from the street by bystanders in footage broadcast by al-Jadeed TV.

    The army said in a statement the gunfire had targeted protesters as they passed through the Teyouneh traffic circle located in an area dividing Christian and Shi’ite Muslim neighbourhoods.

    The shooting began from the Christian neighborhood of Ain el-Remmaneh before spiralling into an exchange of fire, a military source said.

    Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi said snipers had opened fire and aimed at people’s heads. All the dead were from one side, he said, meaning Shi’ites.

    Hezbollah and its ally, the Shi’ite Amal Movement, said groups had fired at protesters from rooftops, aiming at their heads in an attack they said aimed to drag Lebanon into conflict.

    Hezbollah, a heavily armed group backed by Iran, has led calls for investigating Judge Tarek Bitar to be removed from the probe into the port blast, accusing him of bias.

    On Wednesday, Geagea rejected what he described as any submission to “intimidation” by Hezbollah over Bitar, calling on Lebanese to be ready for peaceful strike action if the “other side” tried to impose its will by force.

    As Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for calm, the army deployed heavily in the area around Teyouneh and said it would open fire against any armed person on the road.

    Bursts of gunfire were heard for hours, along with several explosions that appeared to be rocket propelled-grenades fired into the air, Reuters witnesses said.

    Political tensions have been building over the probe into the port explosion, which killed more than 200 people and devastated swathes of Beirut.

    The standoff over his investigation is diverting the newly formed government’s attention away from addressing a deepening economic crisis, which has plunged more than three quarters of Lebanese into poverty.

    The judge has sought to question a number of senior politicians and security officials, including Hezbollah allies, suspected of negligence that led to the port explosion, which caused by a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate.

    All have denied wrongdoing.

    Though none of its members have been targeted by the probe, backed Hezbollah has accused Bitar of conducting a politicised probe only focused on certain people.

    These include some of its closest allies, among them senior figures in the Shi’ite Amal Movement who occupied ministerial posts.

    A court earlier on Thursday dismissed a legal complaint against Bitar, documents showed, allowing him to resume his investigation.

    The violence is the worst since 2008 when followers of the Sunni-led government fought battles in Beirut with gunmen loyal to Hezbollah which took the streets until the government rescinded decisions affecting Hezbollah, including taking steps against a telecommunications network operated by the group.

    https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/lebanon-court-dismisses-case-against-beirut-blast-judge-allowing-probe-continue-2021-10-14/

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    al jazeera – At least 6 killed, dozens wounded in gunfire near Beirut protest

    Gunfire erupts near Hezbollah-led protest calling for the removal of the judge from Beirut blast investigation.

    Beirut, Lebanon – At least six people have been killed and dozens of others wounded when gunfire erupted as Hezbollah supporters gathered to protest against the judge investigating the Beirut port explosion.

    Hundreds of Hezbollah supporters and allies wearing black gathered at the Beirut Justice Palace on Thursday, calling for the removal of Judge Tarek Bitar from the Beirut Port explosion probe, accusing him of bias.

    Bursts of gunfire were heard coming from the nearby Tayyoune neighbourhood, scattering the angry protesters.

    At least six people were killed and more than 30 others were wounded by gunfire, the Lebanese Red Cross told Al Jazeera. The identities and affiliations of the shooters were not immediately clear. The army deployed heavily to the area and sent troops to search for the gunmen. It urged civilians to leave the area around the incident.

    In a joint statement, Hezbollah and its ally Amal accused the Christian Lebanese Forces party of being behind the shooting.

    “Groups from the Lebanese Forces party dispersed on building rooftops and directly sniped with intent to kill,” the statement read. They called on their supporters to remain calm and “not be drawn to malicious discord”.

    Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said in a statement that he condemned Thursday’s clashes, but did not respond to accusations from Hezbollah and Amal. “The main reason for these events are loose and widespread weapons that are a threat to citizens anywhere at any time.”

    Prime Minister Najib Mikati called for calm and warned against attempts to drag Lebanon into violence.

    Armed clashes echoed in the capital for several hours, with exchanges of fire involving snipers and rocket-propelled grenades in scenes reminiscent of the country’s 1975-1990 civil war.

    Residents in nearby neighbourhoods told Al Jazeera that the clashes were continuing as Civil Defense volunteers worked to evacuate families trapped between the crossfire.

    Bissan Fakih, a resident in the Furn el-Chebbek neighbourhood adjacent to Tayyoune, said she was at home with her cousin and aunt when the gunfire erupted.

    “I was really scared about this happened [during the protest],” she told Al Jazeera. “I survived the [2006] war, I survived the explosion [Beirut blast], and now there are these clashes.”

    The violence erupted amid soaring tensions over the probe into the devastating explosion at Beirut’s port on August 4, 2020. The protesters gathered in the Lebanese capital two days after Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah’s most scathing criticism of Bitar to date. Nasrallah accused the judge of “politically targeting” officials in his investigation.

    Bitar has for months tried to question ex-ministers Ali Hasan Khalil, Ghazi Zeiter, Nouhad Machnouk, Youssef Finianos, as well as former Prime Minister Hasan Diab. Khalil and Zeiter belong to the Amal Movement, a Shia party led by Speaker Nabih Berri and closely allied to Hezbollah.

    The judge has also asked to summon General Security chief Major-General Abbas Ibrahim and State Security head, Major-General Tony Saliba. However, the interior ministry and Higher Defense Council did not grant him permission to do so.

    More than 200 people were killed and about 6,500 wounded in the explosion at Beirut’s port last year, when a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate, which had been stored unsafely at the port for years, detonated.

    The blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, and the most destructive single incident in Lebanon’s troubled history. Entire neighbourhoods of the country’s capital were destroyed.

    No officials have been convicted so far.

    President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Mikati continue to publicly back Judge Bitar. Mikati said Lebanon cannot bear the removal of a second judge from the blast probe.

    However, ministers belonging to Hezbollah, Amal, and some allies have reportedly pressured the cabinet to take a formal position against Bitar.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/14/one-killed-beirut-hezbollah-protest

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  6. Brutal beatdown of peace on russian subway (graphic video):
    https://twitter.com/adagamov/status/1445734503876464656

    Arrest of the Dagestani thugs / molesters. Translation courtesy of DuckduckGo:
    https://twitter.com/adagamov/status/1445767017097674754
    How Dagestanis who beat the guy in the subway were detained. According to eyewitnesses, these scum began to mock the passengers, drove them from their seats, stuck to the girl who had braces on her teeth. Roman Kovalev stood up for her and was brutally beaten by bask.

    Story + photos of victim Roman Kovalev:
    https://www.rt.com/sport/537291-moscow-metro-attack-roman-kovalev/
    A group of men accused of hospitalizing a victim they kicked in the head after he defended a woman on a subway have been condemned by the coach of MMA fighter Magomed Ismailov, who has joined the Kremlin in voicing his disgust.
    A trio of thugs have been charged with attempted murder and threatening police officers following the alleged harrowing incident in Moscow last week, when Roman Kovalev stood up for a woman during an altercation, copping a broken nose and bone under his eye and a cut eyebrow in the violent incident.
    The press secretary of Russian president Vladimir Putin called the perpetrators “scum”, and the mayor of the capital, Sergey Sobyanin, visited Kovalev and pledged financial support for him following an attack by the group identified as Dagestanis.
    [..]

  7. Michael Doran:
    Azerbaijan Defies Iran
    In recent weeks, Tehran has engaged in a crude campaign of intimidation of Azerbaijan that included military exercises near the border. Iranian officials are demanding that Azerbaijan end its alliance with Israel, which aided Azerbaijan during its 2020 war with Armenia.

    Ethnic Azerbaijanis, a Shiite Turkic people, comprise 20-30% of Iran’s population. When members of the Azerbaijani minority in Iran learned that Iran was helping Russia to resupply the Armenian army during the war, they sabotaged transport vehicles and launched public protests.

    In 2012, when the Obama administration was courting Iran, senior American officials briefed the press on military cooperation between Azerbaijan and Israel with the clear intention of scuttling it.

    Although Washington is currently doing nothing to impede cooperation between Baku and Jerusalem, its posture in the face of Iranian aggression has created an environment that invites acts of intimidation. The Biden administration would be better served by following Israel’s example.

    The U.S. must find a way to deter nasty international actors while simultaneously respecting an electorate that is wary of military interventions. The best way is to forge productive understandings with countries that wield capable militaries – and who aren’t afraid to use them.

    PayWall:
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/azerbaijan-defiant-message-iran-harop-israel-11633985834

  8. Iran getting a taste of its own medicine with Azeri dispute

    Azerbaijan decided last month to levy customs tariffs on Iranian trucks crossing through its territory into Armenia. Tehran has embarked on consultations with Armenia over completing its Tatev road project, which would connect it with Armenia and Europe without the need to pass through Azerbaijan.

    Azerbaijan has accused Iran of sending help to Armenians living in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, which Baku regained from Armenia following last year’s war. Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan also recently held joint military drills in the Caspian Sea.

    Meanwhile, on Sep. 19, Iran mobilized its forces on the border with Azerbaijan, where they carried out drills involving heavy weapons and helicopters for the first time. There have been radical calls by some Iranian lawmakers to annex Azerbaijan under the pretext that it was historically part of the Persian Empire and was “taken away” by the Russian Empire in the 19th century.

    In Baku, angry protesters attacked the Iranian Embassy in protest against Tehran’s threats. Azerbaijani authorities also shut down the office of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s representative.

    It could be said that Iran is getting a taste of its own medicine after spending decades undermining the security and stability of its neighbors. Tehran has created a new enemy on its northern border.

    https://www.arabnews.com/node/1945946

    • Delicious paragraph:

      “Tehran sees that Baku is an important element in Israel’s strategic vision of encircling Iran, with the Iranian regime concerned that Azerbaijan may be one of the countries Tel Aviv could possibly use to launch strikes against its nuclear sites.

      Iranian officials have repeatedly warned Baku that it must not allow any country to use its territory to launch attacks against Tehran.”

  9. Decapitation (of peace?) in France:

    Woman, 77, is found decapitated ‘with her head on a table next to her body’ at her home in French Mediterranean resort
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10092731/amp/Woman-77-decapitated-head-table-body.html
    Police in France have discovered the decapitated body of a 77-year-old woman
    A source claims that officers also discovered the woman’s head on a table
    Her body was found in the Mediterranean resort of Agde in the Herault
    Police went to her home after her son grew concerned he hadn’t heard from her
    A different source, in the police, who asked not to be named, told the agency that the authorities were not at this point looking at terrorism as an explanation and the case has not been referred to national anti-terror prosecutors.
    The body of the woman was found in the Mediterranean resort of Agde in the Herault region of southern France, the police source said.

  10. US Will Move Forward With Reopening its Palestinian Mission in Jerusalem: Blinken

    US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday the Biden administration intends to press ahead with its plan to reopen the Jerusalem consulate that traditionally engaged with Palestinians, despite Israeli opposition to such a move.

    Blinken reiterated a pledge he originally made months ago on re-establishing the consulate, which had long been a base for diplomatic outreach to the Palestinians before it was closed by President Joe Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, in 2018.

    https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/10/13/us-will-move-forward-with-reopening-its-palestinian-mission-in-jerusalem-blinken/

    …..
    Interview with former Israeli ambassador to the United States Dr. Michael Oren

  11. CBC – Answering your questions about vaccine safety and COVID-19

    Dr. Cora Constantinescu, a pediatric infectious diseases specialist and head of the vaccine hesitancy clinic at Alberta Children’s Hospital, answers your questions about COVID-19 vaccines, their side-effects, and vaccinating children and THOSE who are pregnant.

    • AUSTRALIA – Shocking abuse directed at Sydney doctors during COVID vaccine rollout

      Doctors are now speaking out about the shocking abuse they’re being subjected to as NSW’s COVID vaccine rollout continues to rise.

      Medical professionals on the front line say they respect varying opinions, but can no longer tolerate vile threats by people who don’t believe the science.

    • AUSTRALIA – NT chief health officer speaks emotionally about misinformation slowing Covid vaccine rollout

      Northern Territory chief health officer Hugh Heggie has blamed misinformation from faith organisations and anti-vaccination groups for influencing the slowing vaccination rates in the Top End.

      In an emotional press conference, Heggie said misinformation is spreading through social media among Indigenous communities.

      ‘Who is going to take responsibility for the first death in the Northern Territory?

      Who is going to take responsibility for the first Aboriginal death in the Northern Territory?’ he said

      • Well I certainly hope NT chief health officer will be just as willing to take responsibility for all the deaths and permanent disability that will result from the vaccine rollout. Because I for one will hold him personally responsible ,and will certainly be willing to provide data to the Aboriginal community to enable them to sue him for vaccine induced deaths and permanent disability .

    • AUSTRALIA – Victorian bosses facing big fines for unvaccinated workers

      Victorian bosses are facing big fines from tomorrow if they’re caught with unvaccinated workers.

      And, in an Australian first, we’re about to become the first state to ban unvaccinated politicians from entering parliament.

    • CBC admits they used mannequin in COVID propaganda

      After much speculation, the CBC has finally conceded using a mannequin in place of an actual patient to make the situation in Alberta’s hospitals seem more alarming than it is. And it turns out that the carefully crafted hospital scene intended to scare viewers wasn’t even in a hospital!

      This concession, coupled with a reluctant apology, comes nearly a week after the CBC broadcasted this deceit and subsequently went viral on social media, with many pointing out the obvious plastic head hooked up to a ventilator.

      https://twitter.com/FredFredderson1/status/1447206842304716803

      “Earlier in October, we aired two stories on what patients can expect in a hospital ICU during the COVID crisis and the strain on nursing staff. We shot footage for these stories at two Edmonton training facilities that showed mannequins in beds and a realistic-looking hospital setting due to restrictions,” admits CBC Edmonton.

      “Unfortunately, some of that same footage was then used in a different story about COVID projections and modelling last week. Using those images outside the context of the training facilities was inappropriate and we apologize for the error in judgement. The story has been corrected.”

      https://twitter.com/CBCEdmonton/status/1448072068793315331

      Now that the CBC has admitted their intentional use of set pieces to craft a good narrative, it begs the question: ‘How many times has the CBC used a mannequin to fool viewers?’

      Due to privacy laws, news stations have to blur patients’ faces unless they get consent. So, how can anyone be sure if some or most ICU patients recorded in hospitals by the CBC are actual patients and not mannequins?

      After all, the CBC said the decision to air the fake ICU patient was an “error in judgement,” not a mistake — an error they only conceded after mass public pressure to admit their lie.

      https://www.thecountersignal.com/news/cbc-admits-they-used-mannequin-in-covid-propaganda

    • sky news australia – Sydneysiders banned from regional NSW even after reaching 80 per cent milestone

      Sydneysiders will still be banned from travelling to the state’s regional areas on Monday even after New South Wales hits its 80 per cent vaccine threshold this weekend.

      The reopening roadmap had previously promised regional travel once the vaccination milestone was reached.

      It’s understood senior ministers decided to delay the move after a meeting of the state’s COVID-19 and economic recovery committee yesterday.

      They cited low inoculation rates in some rural areas as the main concern.

      The changes – which are due to be announced today – have received a mixed reaction from residents with travel expected to be delayed for at least another week.

      Premier Dominic Perrottet has acknowledged COVID-19 cases will rise once unlimited interstate travel resumes.

    • zero hedge – Deaths Following Vaccination Reported in Taiwan Exceed Nation’s COVID Death Total

      Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, few nations have been lauded as much for their management of the disease as Taiwan has. Since the first cases of COVID-19 in the country were reported in February 2020, only 16,313 infections and 846 deaths have been recorded. Despite how successfully the nation had managed the outbreak, it still enrolled itself in the World Health Organization-led COVAX exchange program and began its first wave of vaccinations on March 22, 2021. While the nation hadn’t had even a dozen deaths attributed to COVID-19 by the time the first vaccine was administered, 836 of the 846 deaths attributed to COVID-19 have occurred since the vaccination program began.

      In an even more dubious display concerning the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines administered in Taiwan, the nation’s Central Epidemic Command Center (“CECC”) has stated that 850 deaths have been reported as adverse events following vaccinations. That total eclipses the number of fatalities attributed to the virus itself.

      Taiwan’s vaccination campaign began much later than many other nations, a lag which many blame on political interference from China which was best illustrated by the island nation’s difficulties procuring orders of Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA vaccines. Despite these hurdles, the country was able to first able to procure 117,000 doses of AstraZeneca’s vaccines. Additional deliveries of 200,000 and 400,000 doses from the same manufacturer arrived the following two months before another 150,000 vaccines from Moderna were delivered in May 2021. It gave emergency approval to a domestically engineered alternative made by Medigen Vaccine Biologics Corporation with shipments from Pfizer-BioNTech and Johnson & Johnson soon following. As of October 11, 4.48 million Taiwanese, about 19% of the population, have been fully vaccinated and 13.7 million, or about 59% of population, have received on dose. The country has stated that it seeks to have 70% of its population fully vaccinated.
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      Yet, by the time Taiwan had approved those five vaccines for emergency use, an alarming trend began appearing. The highest seven-day average of new cases of COVID-19 observed in Taiwan before its first vaccines were deployed was just 3. By May 28, 2021, that seven-day average exploded to 597. As the rest of the world grappled with an increase in cases despite the global advancement of vaccination efforts, most those countries had record their all-time highs for new cases and deaths before any vaccines were available. One exception to that rule was seen in Israel, where the record for a highest single-day case count was recorded following the beginning of the nation’s campaign to administer third doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines in the wake of concerns of the delta variant’s impact of the efficacy of vaccines. Yet, even though Israel did surpass its previous one-day high, the amount by which it exceeded that paled in comparison to Taiwan. The seven-day average in Taiwan would not fall under 10 new cases again until September 2021. Since then, despite the increase in vaccinations, that national average has never managed to reach its pre-vaccination levels. The lowest seven-day average Taiwan has seen since it began vaccinating its citizens was recorded at 5 on September 5, 2021.
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      While the increase in viral transmission since March will likely be attributed to mutations like the delta variant, it could also be indicative of the antibody dependent enhancement onset from vaccines that has been forewarned about by scientists and physicians such as Dr. Robert Malone, one of the scientists behind the development of mRNA technology.

      Though not all vaccines used in Taiwan utilize mRNA technology, the viral vector-based vaccines like AstraZeneca’s still predicate their promotion of antibodies by exposing the immune system of vaccinated patients to the spike protein of SARS-CoV-2. Antibodies based on the genetic fragment of the spike protein alone opposed to a whole genetic sequence of a viral particle are suspected to be less capable of warding off infection. Scientists like Dr. Michael Yeadon, formerly of Pfizer, attest that these inadequate antibodies actually facilitate viral entry because they don’t possess the necessary protein structures, or paratopes, to the corresponding protein structures on the viral particles, called epitopes. This phenomenon was observed in clinical trials of mRNA vaccines aimed at combating the coronavirus which caused Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome. Advocates of that theory warning against that risk have expressed concerns that this same outcome of the potential deficiencies in COVID-19 vaccines has been overlooked by a hurried regulatory process.

      As far as the 850 deaths reported to the Taiwanese CECC following vaccinations are concerned, 643 have been attributed to patients receiving AstraZeneca doses, 183 received Moderna doses, and just 22 received Taiwan’s own Medigen vaccine. Despite being recorded as adverse events following vaccination, many Taiwanese officials have responded to the CECC report by stating that these deaths may not be inherently due to the vaccines. The CECC has previously affirmed its position that reactions from the Moderna vaccine have resulted in fatal adverse events. As the seven-day average of COVID-19 deaths continues to hover between 0 and 1 as it has over the last several weeks, it’s possible that deaths reported to the Taiwanese CECC following vaccination will continue to exceed those attributed to viral infection for some time.

      https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2021-10-14/deaths-following-vaccination-reported-taiwan-exceed-nations-covid-deaths

    • twitter @disclosetv

      JUST IN – Hesse becomes the first federal state in Germany to allow supermarkets to bar unvaccinated persons from entry (BILD)

      https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1448715317123948544
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      Europe’s largest newspaper BILD comments:

      “The red line has been crossed. Basic services must be guaranteed for everyone at all times. This rule for supermarkets must go – ASAP.”

      https://twitter.com/disclosetv/status/1448719831180656647

  12. U.S. Iran Envoy: Biden Admin Preparing for ‘World Where Iran Doesn’t Have Constraints on Its Nuclear Program’

    U.S. Iran envoy Robert Malley … said the United States has been talking to its allies about options for dealing with a fully operational and unrestricted Iranian nuclear program.

    “We have to prepare for a world—which we’re doing now in consultation with our partners from the region—about a world where Iran doesn’t have constraints on its nuclear program and we have to consider options for dealing with that, which is what we’re doing even as we hope that we can get back to the deal. Iran is giving us its answer by what it’s doing and not doing every day,” Malley said….

    After 10 months and 6 rounds of indirect talks, Malley said that “every day that goes by, we’re getting a piece of Iran’s answer. This is a team that may not in fact be prepared” to rejoin the deal and return to compliance.

    Malley said the United States is pressing Iran to return to talks, but that it is unclear if diplomats can salvage the past year of talks and any progress made with the previous Iranian negotiating team.

    https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-iran-envoy-biden-admin-preparing-for-world-where-iran-doesnt-have-constraints-on-its-nuclear-program/

  13. Bari Weiss:
    The University of Hong Kong Takes a Page From the Taliban’s Playbook

    The Chinese Communist Party — with the help of an international law firm headquartered in the United States — is erasing the history of the Chinese democracy movement and the countless students, writers, artists and underground activists who gave their lives for the cause of freedom.

    Today, the sculpture Pillar of Shame, a monument to the victims of the Tiananmen Square Massacre that rises more than 26 feet and features the bodies of 50 protesters mowed down by Chinese troops, is slated to be removed by the University of Hong Kong, where it is housed.

    The university, which is state-run and, for all intents and purposes, an extension of Beijing, is represented by the Hong Kong office of Mayer Brown, headquartered in Chicago.

    Most American firms that do business in China sell things like cars or iPhones or sneakers or movies to ordinary Chinese. By contrast, Mayer Brown is selling its services to a university bending to the will of the Chinese state.

    https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/the-university-of-hong-kong-takes?r=2962o&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=

  14. Jordan Schachtel @ dossier.substack.com

    Since the beginning of COVID Mania, Frank Luntz and his far-left benefactors have manipulated language to gather support for totalitarian government edicts and further legitimize these radical anti-American ideas in the general population.

    For 2 years, Luntz has advocated for a variety of rights restricting COVID mandates through questionable “polling” & “studies”

    Their 1st task involved manipulating language in favor of lockdowns & biz shutdowns. Now, they want COVID injection mandates for entire US population.

    Nowhere could I find a disclaimer from Luntz stating that the outcomes his “polls” achieved miraculously always supported the clearly stated demands coming from the organization that funded them.

    When the lockdown and business closures campaign ran out of steam, they shifted to a movement passport and govt coercion campaign. Luntz has urged his contacts to stop using the term vaccine passports, & instead go w/ language that hides the reality of the discriminatory edicts.

    Luntz was back on CNBC Tues, claiming he had a new poll that showed Americans support COVID shot mandates. He did not tell the audience that the organizaiton that sponsors his poll has publicly advocated for mandates, rendering his “poll” as nothing more than a clear cut info op.

    Frank Luntz & his farleft handlers have teamed up to wage a massive disinfo op on the public, w the goal of convincing people, through their questionable “polling,” “studies,” & “focus groups,” that advocates for freedom are isolated & alone in the wilderness.

    You are not alone.
    https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1448334826789027842.html
    ……
    The Manipulators: Frank Luntz & far-left group wage disinformation campaign for COVID tyranny

    From lockdowns to vaccine passports.
    https://dossier.substack.com/p/the-manipulators-frank-luntz-and?r=6a3x3&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=

  15. dailywire.com
    Walgreens Now Closing Stores In San Francisco Following Retail Theft Spike
    John Rigolizzo
    4-5 minutes

    Walgreens is closing five stores in San Francisco, California, next month after a rash of retail thefts.

    “Due to ongoing organized retail crime, we have made the difficult decision to close five stores across San Francisco,” Walgreens announced on Tuesday.

    “Organized retail crime continues to be a challenge facing retailers across San Francisco, and we are not immune to that,” said Walgreens spokesman Phil Caruso. “Retail theft across our San Francisco stores has continued to increase in the past few months to five times our chain average. During this time to help combat this issue, we increased our investments in security measures in stores across the city to 46 times our chain average in an effort to provide a safe environment.”

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/walgreens-now-closing-stores-in-san-francisco-following-retail-theft-spike?itm_source=parsely-api?utm_source=cnemail&utm_medium=email&utm_content=101421-news&utm_campaign=position2

  16. “SICKENING: Loudoun County Schools Covered Up Rape of a 14-Year-Old Girl and Prosecuted Her Father To Protect Male Transgender Student Who Was Permitted to Use Ladies Bathrooms”
    by Julian Conradson – October 13, 2021

    Excerpt:

    The school did not even expel the offender, all they did was transfer him to another school. Once at the new school, he was allowed to continue using the girl’s bathroom and he sexually assaulted another girl just a short while later.
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/10/sickening-loudoun-county-schools-covered-rape-14-year-old-girl-prosecuted-father-protect-male-transgender-student-permitted-use-ladies-bathrooms/

    “LIVE RE-FEED: Chaotic Loudoun County School Board Meeting June 22, 2021” The KineticTV: Faith in Motion – June 22, 2021
    1:21:01… 1:22:28… Madam Chair I move to end public comment
    2:00:49… Scott Smith…

  17. How Constitutional Systems and Citizenship Perish
    Authors
    6-8 minutes

    Only a little more than half of the current world’s 7 billion people are citizens of fully consensual governments.

    That lucky 50% alone enjoys constitutionally protected freedoms. Most are also Western. Or at least they reside in nations that have become “Westernized.”

    Migrants—regardless of their race, religion, or gender—almost always head for a Western nation. And most often their destination remains the United States. The more it is now fashionable for Americans to take for granted or even to ridicule the idea of their own country, the more the non-American global poor risk their lives to crash America’s borders.

    Constitutional systems easily perish because they ask a lot of their citizens—to vote, to be informed about civic and political issues, and to hold elected officials accountable. That responsibility is perhaps why, of the world’s true republics and democracies, only about 22 have been in existence for a half-century or more.

    We are seldom told, then, that America is a rare, precious, and perhaps even fragile idea, both in the past and in the present.

    https://www.dailysignal.com/2021/10/07/how-constitutional-systems-and-citizenship-perish/?utm_source=TDS_Email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MorningBell&mkt_tok=ODI0LU1IVC0zMDQAAAGAF_skOUYSLaRZj03TJ-QtnklFqdgUm3hRl3w1g4wrzTm4vds_rfIPSQuxRh3yK_EVckbV-oZmd3ZEh9oyAPGWQLPOn07YQWVCj5IMKPIvVx3zsXJs

  18. Arizona Republican Party Announces Anti-CRT, Anti-Mask And Vaccine Mandate School Board Coalition

    In a video posted to social media, the Arizona GOP announced the formation of the “Arizona Coalition of School Board” for school board members opposed to mask and vaccine mandates and the teaching of critical race theory.

  19. pjmedia.com
    Al-Qaeda Threatens U.S. With Attacks ‘More Painful Than 9/11’
    Robert Spencer
    5-6 minutes

    “When people see a strong horse and a weak horse,” Osama bin Laden once famously quipped, “by nature they will like the strong horse.” America during the period in which Old Joe Biden continues to pretend to be president of the United States is decidedly a weak horse, and bin Laden’s old outfit has noticed. Last Wednesday, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video crowing over the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan and promising to inflict damage on the scale of 9/11 in America once again.

    The video, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), featured yet another jihadi who was once held at Guantanamo, Ibrahim Al-Qousi, and was entitled “A Message to the American People: You Have Yet to Understand the Lesson.” Al-Qousi showed that he himself has carefully absorbed the lessons of the recent past. He said that “the greatest loss America suffered, besides its material and human losses, is its reputation and prestige as a superpower and the most powerful country in the world.” Thanks, Joe!

    The Taliban, Al-Qousi declared, had won a “magnificent” victory, for they “have understood the essence of this religion and the nature of the conflict … they are men whose hands — by the grace of Allah alone — buried a third empire in the soil of Afghanistan and restored the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to rule by the shari’a of Allah, even if America and its allies hate it.”

    https://pjmedia.com/news-and-politics/robert-spencer/2021/10/11/al-qaeda-threatens-u-s-with-attacks-more-painful-than-9-11-n1523142

  20. Not only is Graphene Oxide in the Dollar Store Hand Sanitizer everyone is using ….. This blood clotting, cancer causing agent is also 99.9% present in every covid19 shot.
    They are out to murder everyone. Isn’t it about time to turn things around?
    Guess what they’re putting in your med pills? You won’t like it.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/dLNItE01Sg6z/

  21. “BREAKING: Pfizer Senior Director of Worldwide Research Vanessa Gelman RUNS from Veritas’ Questions”
    Project Veritas – October 14, 2021

  22. “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

    “Defeat “COVID” Mandates by restoring the Genuine Meaning of the “privileges and immunities” and “due process” clauses”
    by Publius Huldah – August 24, 2021
    https://publiushuldah.wordpress.com/2021/08/24/defeat-covid-mandates-by-restoring-the-genuine-meaning-of-the-privileges-and-immunities-and-due-process-clauses/

    “President Biden Provides an Update on the COVID-19 Response and the Vaccination Program”
    The White House – October 14, 2021

  23. “When people get used to preferential treatment, equal treatment feels like discrimination.” ~ Thomas Sowell

    “‘Seems a bit insurrection-y’: Climate protesters arrested after entering gov’t building, staging sit-in and sending cop to the hospital”
    by Doug P. – October 14, 2021
    https://twitchy.com/dougp-3137/2021/10/14/seems-a-bit-insurrection-y-climate-protesters-arrested-after-entering-govt-building-staging-sit-in-and-sending-cop-to-the-hospital/

    “J6 Political Prisoner Exposes Torture, Speaks Out in EXCLUSIVE Tell-All Interview” Stew Peters Show – October 14, 2021
    https://rumble.com/vnqsw7-j6-political-prisoner-exposes-torture-speaks-out-in-exclusive-tell-all-inte.html

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