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  1. Gezza

     /  May 10, 2018

    Aljazeera tv midnight news summary reporting yet another ISIS attack in Afghanistan still underway.

    Afghanistan: ISIL claims bomb attacks in Kabul
    Casualties reported after explosions and gunfire ring out in the streets Kabul in an attack claimed by ISIL.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/afghanistan-blasts-rock-kabul-casualties-feared-180509075352983.html

    Also reporting loud explosions in Riyah as Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired up to eight long range missiles at the city. Saudis claiming to have intercepted them all.

  2. Gezza

     /  May 10, 2018

    Aljaz tv 6am news:
    Bibi is in Moscow meeting Vlad seeking to discuss the situation in Syria where Israel has recently been ramping up attacks on Iranian-backed forces.

    He arrived on the same day as a huge military parade in Red Square, that included some recent new weapons, celebrating Russia’s defeat of Nazi Germany, during which Putin gave a speech saying the world has forgotten that Russia saved them from the Nazis & that ‘some countries’ are trying to rewrite history to downplay that it was Russia which defeated them.

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  May 10, 2018

    This thing’s grown centipede legs over the past 48 hours…

    Perhaps the first link between a very close trump associate and a high-level Russian actor where the connection is not merely a meeting or solicitation with debatable objectives and uncertain results. The money is real and undeniable, and not even Russian billionaires under US sanction pay dodgy US lawyers half a mill without some expectation of return on the investment.

    The more the connections between trump’s people and Russia are measurable in dollars and cents, the harder it will be for people who retain any measure of intellectual honesty to dismiss the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt.”

    • sorethumb

       /  May 10, 2018

      Still trying to prove the people love the left?

  4. Gezza

     /  May 10, 2018

    Interesting, well-balanced assessment of Macron after his first year in office, from Aljaz tv.
    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/05/macrons-year-french-divided-president-rich-180509110507072.html

  5. Gezza

     /  May 10, 2018

    Aljazeera tv BREAKING

    Israeli military says Iranian forces fired 20 “projectiles” at Israeli forces in the Golan Heights. Israeli air force jets are now firing rockets at Iranian forces in Syria.

    1406 hrs

    • Gezza

       /  May 10, 2018

      Syrian State TV reports several military sites have been destroyed and an ammunition dump destroyed.

      • Gezza

         /  May 10, 2018

        Commentary: Hillary Mann Leverett: served in the US National Security Council and State Department under Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W Bush.

        Advises there is growing doubt Iranian forces have fired any missiles at Israel as they claim. No evidence of this has been provided at all & Iran has made no claim it has done so. It would be entirely counter-productive for Iran to do so when it is currently enjoying the moral high ground & has no incentive to provoke Israel.

        • Gezza

           /  May 10, 2018

          1ewes says the Israelis claim 20 missiles were fired at the Golan Heights and they short most of them down. Pretty dubious about this. Will be waiting for evidence.

  6. Gezza

     /  May 10, 2018

    Aljaz tv has live camera at Andrews Joint Base waiting for the 3 prisoners to land and disembark. Pompeo arrived on a separate plane & has left for somewhere or other in some kind of half-bus.

    The prisoners’ plane has just landed and taxiing. Trump and Melania have just arrived.

    • Gezza

       /  May 10, 2018

      Kimberly Halkett, White House reporter, is doing the live commentary. They came on a medical plane because they needed medical treatment but they are all reported to be well. Stairs rolling up now.

      • Gezza

         /  May 10, 2018

        The families are not here. They will be greeted by Trump & Melania and then taken to a medical centre.

        • Gezza

           /  May 10, 2018

          Melania in a grey 3/4 length culotte suit. Looks nice.

          • Gezza

             /  May 10, 2018

            The two of them have gone up the stairs alone and boarded.

            • Gezza

               /  May 10, 2018

              Press are waiting to see if the 3 prisoners are able to walk off the plane after the last one came off in a stretcher and died.

            • Gezza

               /  May 10, 2018

              All three men have walked down the steps, followed by Mr and Mrs Trump. They look well. Happy. Handshakes, with Pompeo, Pence, others. Trump is speaking over the jet engines. Special night for these 3 really great people. Congratulations on being home in this country. Pretty awesome stuff.

            • Gezza

               /  May 10, 2018

              North Koreans are apparently just hearing from state media there will be a summit. Due to Kim’s magnificent diplomatic skills and the power of their military …

            • Gezza

               /  May 10, 2018

              Trump paying respects to the parents of Otto Warmbier who have told him they are very happy for these men and their families. He’s doing a great job here.

            • Gezza

               /  May 10, 2018

              He’s not boasting too much.

            • Gezza

               /  May 10, 2018

              Very nice scene. He even thanked Kim Jong Un. They are all moving off. Pence arm around one of the men.