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Syrian air defenses respond to new Israeli violation

from SANA News

The Syrian air defenses responded to an Israeli violation of the country’s airspace near the Lebanese border, forcing the enemy’s warplanes to retreat.

The General Command of the Army and Armed Forces said in a statement that at 8: 51 am on Monday Israeli warplanes violated Syria’s airspace on the border with Lebanon in Baalbek area, to which “our air defenses responded and directly hit one of the jets, forcing [the enemy] to retreat.”

The Command’s statement also said that the Israeli enemy fired at 11: 38 am a number of missiles from inside the occupied territories that hit a Syrian army position in the countryside of Damascus, resulting in material damage…

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Hillary Becoming a Parody of Herself: refers to (nonexistent) Russian election interference as ‘cyber 9/11’

from The Hill

Hillary Clinton on Sunday referred to the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election as a “cyber 9/11.”

“I think there a lot more connections that have yet to come to light,” Clinton said Sunday evening in London, according to BuzzFeed News.

Clinton said if she had been elected president, she would have called for an independent commission to “get to the bottom of it.”

“We had really well-respected security, intelligence veterans saying this was a cyber 9/11, in the sense it was a direct attack on our institutions,” she said.

“That may sound dramatic but we know that they probed and tried to intrude into election systems — not just the social media propaganda part of their campaign.”

Clinton warned that the Russians are “not done.”

“This is an ongoing threat,” she said…

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Iraqi forces taking over Kirkuk ‘a declaration of war’ – Kurdish Peshmerga

from RT

The Kurdish Peshmerga forces say that the takeover of Kirkuk is “a flagrant declaration of war” against the Kurds and warned that the Iraqi prime minister would pay a “heavy price” for triggering the conflict.

The “attack” on Kurdish-controlled Kirkuk by Iraqi troops is “a flagrant declaration of war against the nation of Kurdistan,” the Peshmerga General Command said in a statement, as cited by Rudaw.

The Peshmerga described Baghdad’s move as “retaliation against the right of the people to vote on their fate,” referring to last month’s referendum on Kurdistan’s independence, in which 92.7 percent voted to secede from Iraq…

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Iraq – The End Of The Kurdish Independence Project

from Moon of Alabama

Today the Iraqi government took Kirkuk back from occupying Kurdish forces. This marks the end of the Kurdish independence project in Iraq.

in 2014 the Islamic State occupied Mosul.  At the same time the regional Kurdish government under Masoud Barzani sent its Peshmerga troops to take the oil rich city of Kirkuk from the collapsing forces of the central Iraqi government. There were plausible allegations and some evidence (vid) that the Kurds had made a deal with ISIS and coordinated the move.

In 2016 and 2017 Iraqi forces defeated ISIS in Mosul. Kurdish groups took the opportunity of the ISIS defeat to occupy further land, even as that did not have a Kurdish majority population and did not belong to their autonomous region.

The red lined area is the autonomous Kurdish region in Iraq as accepted by the Iraqi constitution. The red dotted line is the additional area the Kurds captured and at times controlled.

The Iraqi government insisted that the situation be turned back to the pre-2014 lines. The vast majority of the people in Kirkuk are Turkmen and Arab. Kirkuk produces two-third of all oil in north Iraq. There was not a chance that any central government of Iraq would leave the city and these riches to Kurdish occupiers.

 

But the Kurdish leaders did neither think nor listen. The leading Barzani clan and his KDP party, long associated with Israel, tried to solidify their resource robbery. On September 25 they held an “independence referendum” in all areas under their control. All countries, except Israel, spoke out against this move.

But Barzani was urged on by the Zionists and international neo-conservatives.

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“Hero” security guard of Las Vegas massacre ‘checked into a quick clinic’ after vanishing

from the Daily Mail

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos (pictured for the first time since the Las Vegas massacre) visited a 'quick clinic' on Thursday after vanishing moments before he was due before the media 

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos (pictured for the first time since the Las Vegas massacre) visited a ‘quick clinic’ on Thursday after vanishing moments before he was due before the media

Jesus Campos, the hero security guard who was shot in the Las Vegas hotel massacre, checked into a ‘quick clinic’ after vanishing moments before he was due to speak to the media for the first time since the attack.

Campos (second from right) is shown accepting an award from the International Union of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America on Monday

Campos (second from right) is shown accepting an award from the International Union of Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America on Monday (so he showed up Monday after the shooting to get an award from these thug-looking dudes)

The security guard is yet to be interviewed since he was shot by Stephen Paddock on October 1 on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel.

As of Friday morning, the whereabouts of Campos (second from right) were unknown

Looks like the ‘hero’ can party with the 5 Families but he can’t do an interview?

On Thursday, Campos was due to appear at a press conference after being given an award for his bravery but he disappeared.

His union representative revealed on Saturday that Campos was taken to a clinic shortly afterwards but he did not know which.

‘Right now I’m just concerned where my member is, and what his condition is. It’s highly unusual…

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