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https://www.dvidshub.net/news/277313/exercise-saber-strike-18-take-place-june

 

Well this is interesting. Apparently Israel will be among the countries participating in Saber Strike 2018. 

 

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This year's participating nations include: Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as NATO.

 

It may need some context; Israel has been trying to get into NATO for quite a while now, and only been blocked by Turkey so far. Although last time I've heard about this a few years ago the plans were to integrate only the navy to NATO.

 

I have a feeling though that this will just be a couple of advisers and observers.

 

Maybe someday we will see those shining Merkava tanks plowing Polan... I mean driving around Europe with NATO troops.

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More weird noises around US embassy staff:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44223523

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US warns staff in China: Beware of unusual sounds

The US state department has urged its staff in China to alert them to any abnormal hearing or vision issues after one employee reported mystery symptoms.

The person experienced "subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure", a statement said.

The US previously said its diplomats in Cuba had suffered similar symptoms after suspected sonic attacks.

China-US relations have been strained recently, with the threat of a trade war looming.

The US has not accused China of being behind the issues.

 

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https://imp-navigator.livejournal.com/732574.html

 

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   The speech of US Secretary of State Pompeo on further actions against Iran was quite expected. It has long been clear that in Washington, the only option considered for building relations with Iran is the so-called "regime change" through the most stringent sanctions and subversion, or as Pompeo said today: "Ultimately, the Iranian people will need to make a choice regarding its leadership. they will quickly decide, it will be wonderful. If they decide not to do so, then we will be tough until we achieve those results, about which I said."
   Therefore, the 12 claims submitted to Iran are so unacceptable, and some could not be completed at all, that in principle there can be no talk about any negotiations.

 

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31 minutes ago, Ramlaen said:

 

 

"The model 3 that was tested, identical to many model 3s on the road today, isn't representative of our ideal brand new model 3 with non-existent software patches, so here's a site where you can tell everyone how much consumer reports suck"

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http://kdvr.com/2018/05/21/man-films-three-people-stringing-fishing-line-across-bike-path/

 

Synopsis: Guy films three teenagers stringing high-strength fishing line across a well used bike path. Calls cops to report it. Cops don't do shit.

 

As someone who has crashed while doing 20 mph, it's no joke. that crap could seriously injure someone. And if you went down on your head, on concrete, at that speed? May not wake up. 

 

Not the first time I've seen this stuff though. I've personally pulled booby-traps out of trails in the past.

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Haftar forces advances in Derna against islamist, Libya

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‘DSCM’ carried out two SVBIED attacks in order to stop the advance of #LNA troops, source says.

In the meantime LNA forces take full control of 
- Industrial area of al Fatayah
- Nusseiba Bint Kaab Mosque
- Bridge at the W entrance to #Derna

 

Ahmed al Mismari, LNA spokesperson, reports the Army’s progress in #Derna:
- 480 km2 liberated from Islamist groups;
- 31 militants killed, among them 8 foreigners from Egypt, Tunis,Yemen;
- 22 fighters surrendered to LNA;
- large amounts of militants' weapons captured.
#Libya

 

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LNA 322 Art. Battalion deployed the troops in the outskirts of Derna, gaining a remarkable advance in all the directions leading to the city. 
#Libya
#Derna

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“There are some Libyan personalities, who call themselves Muslim Brothers & back them, and demand for ceasefire in #Derna, arguing that the civilians are there. But the fact that these personalities ally with the militants against the Army.”

- LNA spokesperson Ahmed alMismari

example of which:

 

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-d-day-america-germany-strong-relationship-state-department-spokeswoman-heather-nauert-a8387221.html

 

'You have six months to educate Heather Nauert on the history and significance of Pearl Harbor before she cites it as an example of strong US-Japan relations'

 

Where do you keep finding these dumb broads.....And why do you want them as your spokespersons?

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On 6/4/2018 at 3:29 PM, Belesarius said:

 

What do you think of how the election turned out? It's hard to tell whether Canadians like or dislike the Ford family.

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1 hour ago, Ramlaen said:

 

What do you think of how the election turned out? It's hard to tell whether Canadians like or dislike the Ford family.

I fucking despise the guy.  I wasn't a fan of the Wynnebag but Ford is a whole different bag of shittastic. He's a one term city councillor who had the worst attendance record of any Councillor when he was on council. I know people who used to by hash off him back in the 80s, so he's a former drug dealer. He's taken a moderately successful family business and appears to be running it into the ground to fuel his political campaign, along with looting the estate of a former mayor of Toronto for the same purpose.  I will not be surprised if a year or two down the road it turns out that Ford was responsible for Patrick Brown's political assassination.

 

The odds of me ever voting conservative are vanishingly small, to be clear.  But Patrick Brown or Christine Elliot would have been vastly preferable to Dougie.  I would at least trust them to have the benefit of the province in mind. I expect Doug will lead an administration that will be even more corrupt and scandal plagued than the Wynne government. And that is saying something.

 

I can only hope he doesn't fuck things up too badly.

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15 minutes ago, Belesarius said:

I fucking despise the guy.  I wasn't a fan of the Wynnebag but Ford is a whole different bag of shittastic. He's a one term city councillor who had the worst attendance record of any Councillor when he was on council. I know people who used to by hash off him back in the 80s, so he's a former drug dealer. He's taken a moderately successful family business and appears to be running it into the ground to fuel his political campaign, along with looting the estate of a former mayor of Toronto for the same purpose.  I will not be surprised if a year or two down the road it turns out that Ford was responsible for Patrick Brown's political assassination.

 

The odds of me ever voting conservative are vanishingly small, to be clear.  But Patrick Brown or Christine Elliot would have been vastly preferable to Dougie.  I would at least trust them to have the benefit of the province in mind. I expect Doug will lead an administration that will be even more corrupt and scandal plagued than the Wynne government. And that is saying something.

 

I can only hope he doesn't fuck things up too badly.

 

But the Canadians are laughing at America for electing President Trump. LAUGHING!!!

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Iranian football fans in St.Petersburg. Stadium is located very close to my work office, BTW.

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