Tuesday, February 25, 2020

US:Dana Mustafa: In court over : "I’m Palestinian! “I’m going to stab everyone on this plane.

(Mid Atlantic) On Saturday last (22nd Feb) 27 year old Dana Ghazi Mustafa found herself on United Airlines flight 933 that departed from Frankfurt, Germany, and destined for Dulles International Airport in the US. During the flight, flight attendants were alerted to the lavatory smoke detector, on inspection they encountered Mustafa having a drag on a ciggy , they told her it was illegal to smoke aboard the aircraft and returned to her seat. Not long after flight attendants noticed Mustafa crying and visibly upset, Mustafa stated that she was flying home to see her family, but they had died in a car accident caused by a drunk driver.

After being relocated a second time, a Federal Air Marshal observed Mustafa leave her seat and walk to the rear of the plan while striking the flint of a lighter. As a flight attendant attempted to stop Mustafa from entering the lavatory, Mustafa pushed the flight attendant and tried to close the lavatory. At that time, two Federal Air Marshals jumped in . Mustafa allegedly refused to comply and was combative, including resisting being handcuffed, yelling, and kicking at the Federal Air Marshals.

After being handcuffed and relocated next to a Federal Air Marshal, Mustafa stated that, “I’m going to stab everyone on this plane. Then kill myself. I’m Palestinian! That’s how we get down.”
Upon landing at Dulles International Airport, an FBI agent interviewed Mustafa about the incident, including her statement regarding her family being killed by a drunk driver. Mustafa allegedly admitted the story was a lie.
Mustafa is charged with assaulting a federal officer and faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison, if convicted.

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Syria: Turkish APC takes on Syrian T72

(Idlib)  So I watched the film Fury the other night  and in the middle of the film three M4 Sherman tanks decided to take on a Tiger tank and at the end of the skit, the last remaining M4 decides to do the tango with the tiger tank. Its amazing what the script writers will knock out in which to grab the attention of the film goer, or so i thought.

The Turks in supporting the rebels in their last enclave in Syria, have this past week been kitting them out with whatever they need, Clothing, Weapons, artillery and armoured personal carriers.

One such armoured personal carrier (ACV 15) handed over to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham or HTS the biggest rebel group in the region found itself in the sights of a Syrian T72, now either the APC was a VIED which faield to go bang or the vehicle commander on realising he had been caught short and retreating would  have placed his vehicle in the tanks sights, decided to rush the T72 , and do the fandango in the hope that the Tank crew would be unable to bring their main weapon to bare. and as I mentioned above presume it was a VIED and get the hell out of dodge. Anyway enough tosh from me, camera, lights  action:

Saturday, February 22, 2020

World: Map of Coronavirus spread

The Coronavirus is slowly spreading around the world, and at the moment shows no sign of stopping. Iran has joined the club with 4 fatalities, another 14 identified as having the virus which first reared its head in the holy city of Qom, an often-visited religious destination. The health ministry official Minou Mohrez warned it had since spread to several cities, including the capital, Tehran, according to the official IRNA news agency.


(ISW) The nice people over at the Institute for the study of war have knocked out their latest situation map on Syria: