Hezbollah and crowds bade on Tuesday farewell to two of his martyrs, commander Hatem Hmede and mujahid Jalal Affe, in Beirut’s Dahiyeh where they were laid to rest in Rawdat Shahidayn cemetery.
It looks like Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has had enough of America. The following is from the L.A. Times:
[ Ed. note – Couldn’t help but laugh when I saw this story. The offer from the Russians obviously couldn’t have come at a better time. The current media uproar over Trump’s remarks about not accepting the election results (unless he wins) is only one spot on the giraffe, of course. The other awkwardness to muse upon is the US government’s history of making sanctimonious demands for Western observers to monitor elections in other countries–but of course now, with it’s own elections being seriously called into question, it refuses such an offer from Russia. ]
[ Ed. note – Recently a small group of House members sent a letter to Obama asking him to adopt a clearly-stated policy of no first-use of nuclear weapons. It is perhaps a sign of the times, and of how oblivious to rational thinking our leaders have become, that out of 435 members of the House, only 22 signed onto the letter. (H/T Ariadna).
[ Ed. note – The parallel universe that the media have built around Hillary Clinton is starting to show a few cracks. Two videos released over the past two days–scrutinizing a Democratic Party operative by the name of Scott Foval–have gone viral. The first one, uploaded October 17, has gotten 4.7 million views as of this evening, while the second, posted on the 18th, is already up to 2.1 million. The group which produced them, Project Veritas, is vowing to release similar videos at the rate of one per day from now up until the election.
[ Ed. note – The supposed liberation of Mosul from terrorists–is it another sham operation? For the past couple of days I’ve had the feeling this is what it is. In fact, seems to me there’s little likelihood it could turn out to be much else. Yesterday I came across this commentary by Finian Cunningham, who seems to be thinking along similar lines…and today South Front has released a video (see above) providing evidence ISIS convoys are moving from Iraq to Syria without being bombed by coalition planes. If the report is true, it would seem that the US is once again not serious about fighting terrorists–either that or they just don’t want to bomb their own Toyota trucks.