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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [63 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan
The leaders and best!
Hail! to the victors valiant
Hail! to the conqu'ring heroes
Hail! Hail! to Michigan,
The champions of the West!


0/Gerald Ford
0/Champions of the West
0/Drunken Badgers on the Beach

Posted by: Shipman || 07/31/2015 4:56 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan Taliban confirm leader Mullah Omar's death
[Hurriyet Daily News] The Taliban on July 30 confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Omar
... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality...
but gave no word about who would take charge of the movement still waging a bloody insurgency in Afghanistan.

The turbans said Omar died of "sickness", citing family members, a day after the Afghan government said the one-eyed warrior-holy man had passed away in Pakistain two years ago.

Omar's death marks a significant blow to the Taliban, which is riven by internal divisions and threatened by the rise of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group, the Middle East jihadist outfit that is making steady inroads in Afghanistan.

"The leadership of the Islamic Emirate and the family of Mullah Omar... announce that leader Mullah Omar died due to a sickness," a Taliban statement said, using the movement's official name.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [44 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Let's start the Weekend at Omar's thread right here.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/31/2015 4:58 Comments || Top||

#2  'One eyed, one queer, crying Muslim people eater'
Posted by: Airandee || 07/31/2015 6:46 Comments || Top||


Afghan Taliban name a new leader, but peace talks delayed
[REUTERS] The Taliban have chosen late supreme leader Mullah Omar
... a minor Pashtun commander in the war against the Soviets who made good as leader of the Taliban. As ruler of Afghanistan, he took the title Leader of the Faithful. The imposition of Pashtunkhwa on the nation institutionalized ignorance and brutality in a country already notable for its own fair share of ignorance and brutality...
's longtime deputy to replace him, two turban commanders said on Thursday, as Pakistain announced that peace talks between the bandidos Death Eaters and the Afghan government had been postponed.

Pakistain cited reports of Omar's death as the reason for the delay in negotiations, amid fears they could trigger a potentially bloody succession battle and further deepen divisions within the turban movement.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansour was appointed leader at a meeting of the Taliban's top representatives, many of whom are based in the Pak city of Quetta, according to the sources who were present at the shura, or gathering.

"The shura held outside Quetta unanimously elected Mullah Mansour as the new emir of the Taliban," said one commander at the Wednesday night meeting.

"The shura will release a statement shortly."

Siraj Haqqani, leader of the powerful Haqqani turban faction, will be a deputy to Mansour, both commanders added.

Mansour will be only the second leader the Taliban have had, because Omar, an elusive figure rarely seen in public, founded the ultra-conservative Islamist movement in the 1990s.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [17 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Heavy fighting erupts in Baladweyne town
Somalia troops, along with African Union (AMISOM) forces from Ethiopia have clashed with Al Qaeda linked Al Shabab militants in north of Baladweyne town, capital of Hiran region, officials and residents said.

The combat started after Al Shabaab agents attacked on based manned by government troops and AMISOM forces in the town of central Somalia’s Hiran region. A local resident said that the clash between both sides caused casualties, including civilians.

Somalia military officials highlighted that its troops backed Ethiopian forces had inflicted heavy losses upon Al Shabab militants who launched lethal assault in army bases in the town of Baladweyne. The exact figure of casualty is yet to be established.
Two?
Baladweyne, a town lies some 206 miles (332 km) north of Mogadishu, Somalia capital.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Suicide bomber hidden among Benghazi refugees kills five soldiers
[Libya Herald]
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [30 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  I saw a trick like that pulled on an episode of "Stargate"
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 07/31/2015 2:31 Comments || Top||


LNA Support Forces claim Badi attack on Al-Jmail, Ajilat and Rigdaleen 'imminent'
[Libya Herald] The Libyan National Army's (LNA's) Support Forces in the west of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
have claimed that Misratan commander Salah Badi
...a Misrata militia commander, self-appointed colonel and a member of the Wafa Islamist bloc. He was cashiered from the Libyan army in 1992 because he was nuts...
is gathering fighters near the Mellitah oil and gas complex, near Zuwara, and is preparing to attack Al-Jmail, Ajilat and Rigdaleen.

The three towns back the LNA and the House of Representatives. Zuwara is sympathetic to Libya Dawn
...aka Fajr Libya, the Islamist operation launched to counter that of General Khalifa Haftar (Operation Dignity). It is made up of the Libya Shield militia (Misrata and Moslem Brotherhood), Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (Moslem Brotherhood), and Tripoli Brigade (close to Abdul Hakim Belhaj, head of Al-Watan party). Financing and moral support come from Turkey and Qatar...
.

In a statement today, Wednesday, the Support Forces said that an imminent attack was expected by the Samoud (Steadfastness) Front.

It was set up last month by Badi after two of of the largest Misratan brigades in the Libya Dawn alliance made peace deals with local forces in the area west of the capital and pulled out.

Twenty armed vehicles bearing Samoud Front logos are said to have arrived outside the Mellitah complex.

The Support Forces are the autonomous local militias, such as from Zintan and the Warshefana, which are supported and directed by the LNA.

The announcement follows protests last night in the area at the death sentences on Saif Al-Islam, Abdullah Senussi and other Qadaffy regime figures by a court in Tripoli.

The road between Al-Jmail and Zuwara was blocked with a sand barrier.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Army struggling in Benghazi fighting
[Libya Herald] The army is making slow progress in its assaults against the remaining Daesh positions in Benghazi. There have been Arclight airstrikes and heavy fighting in Sabri and Suq Al-Hoot today as troops try to winkle out forces of Evil who have clung on in the districts.

In the last 48 hours four soldiers have been killed and at least 28 maimed in the fighting.

According to a well-informed observer on the ground, a significant problem continues to be terrorist snipers. Despite the bitter experience of the recent weeks of fighting, Libyan army formations are still struggling with the business for house-to-house fighting. Deadly booby traps left by the faceless myrmidons after they have apparently withdrawn have had a demoralising effect of soldiers.
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Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Chad says killed 117 Boko Haram fighters in two-week campaign
[AlAhram] Chad said on Thursday its forces had killed 117 Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
turbans during a two-week military campaign aimed at clearing islands on Lake Chad used by the hard boyz as hideouts and bases to launch attacks.

Chad has deployed thousands of soldiers alongside troops from neighbours Nigeria, Cameroon
...a long, narrow country that fills the space between Nigeria and Chad on the northeast, CAR to the southeast. Prior to incursions by Boko Haram nothing ever happened there...
and Niger to tackle the krazed killer group whose six-year insurgency has killed thousands.

"We killed 117 Boko Haram fighters during the two-week operation. We lost two men and several maimed," Colonel Azem Bermandoa, front man for the Chadian army, said.

"We destroyed their boats and seized various weapons during the operation," he said.

Boko Haram, which calls itself the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
's West Africa Province (ISWAP) since pledging allegiance to the krazed killer group that controls large areas of Syria and Iraq, has stepped up attacks in countries around the lake in recent months in response to a regional offensive.

Last weekend, suspected hard boyz from the group raided several remote localities around the lake.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/31/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [20 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Boko Haram 'slits throats of 10 fishermen' near Lake Chad
[Hurriyet Daily News] Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
Islamists slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga on the shores of the Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, a leading fisherman and a resident said July 30.

"On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, all of them fishermen," Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fishermen's union in Borno State, told AFP.

The account was confirmed by a local fisherman, Buhari Dan-Malam, who lives in Doron Baga.

"The Boko Haram gunnies came around 4:00 pm and they attacked three villages (that are five kilometres/three miles from Doron Baga). They slit the throats of 10 people," he said.

The villages attacked on July 27 were Bundaram, where they killed four people, Fishdam, where they killed two people, and Kwatar Mali, where they killed four people," Gamandi said.

"Boko Haram decided not to use guns so as not to attract the attention of soldiers from Baga. This is why they used knives to slaughter their victims," he said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Nigerian Army Frees More than 50 People From Boko Haram
[TIME] Nigeria's army announced Thursday that it had freed 59 women and kiddies who had been captured by the krazed killer group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
The military raided two jihadist camps in Borno Wednesday as part of an ongoing offensive against the group, rescuing 29 women, 25 children and five elderly men from the camps, the AFP reports. A spokesperson for the Nigerian army also said that some Boko Haram members were killed in the process.

Boko Haram is responsible for the abductions and deaths of thousands in the region. Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announced in July that he would create a multinational African force to redouble efforts to fight the Islamic krazed killer group.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [14 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemeni Commander: Over 100 Terrorists Killed in Aden
[ALMANAR.LB] A senior commander of the Yemeni army announced the killing of over 100 Lions of Islam in Aden on Thursday, and said the popular and military forces in the city are close to the final victory, FNA reported.
Houthis victorious over Hadi forces...
"The popular raid on terrorists' positions in Aden led to fierce festivities, resulting in the death of tens of Saudi mercenaries," Brigadier General Abdullah al-Saqri told FNA today.

He said that the popular and tribal forces have advanced in areas close to the University of Aden and are about to lay siege on the center.

Saqri underscored coordination between the popular forces, including Ansarullah, and the army in the festivities in Aden, and said over 100 Lions of Islam and mercenaries of the runaway President Mansour Hadi have been killed.

The festivities between the Ansarullah fighters and the Saudi-backed al-Qaeda Lions of Islam as well as the pro-Hadi militias continue in the Southern parts of the country as Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
has been striking Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
for 127 days now to restore power to runaway president Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh. The Saudi-led aggression has so far killed at least 5,313 Yemenis, including hundreds of women and kiddies.

Hadi stepped down in January and refused to reconsider the decision despite calls by Ansarullah revolutionaries of the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
movement.

Despite Riyadh's claims that it is bombing the positions of the Ansarullah fighters, Saudi warplanes are flattening residential areas and civilian infrastructures.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni Popular Resistance forces tighten Aden grip
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Forces loyal to Yemeni President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi tightened their grip on the southern city of Aden after parts of Tawahi district were reclaimed, Al Arabiya News channel reported Sunday.
Hadi forces victorious over Houthis...
The Popular Resistance took control of state institutions in the district and targeted the last stronghold belonging to the Iranian-backed Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias.

Tawahi houses state institutions including the presidential palace, state security offices and the main port.

The latest advances in Aden come only a day after pro-Hadi forces had announced the seizure of Al-Anad Triangle located in restive Lahj
... a Yemeni governate located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the stomping grounds on the southern secessionist al-Harak movement
province, about 50 km (30 miles) north of Aden, as part of an offensive dubbed "Operation Golden Arrow."

Operation Golden Arrow, the biggest government fight back against the Iran-backed Houthis, comes four months after the militias entered the port city of Aden.

The Popular Resistance also said it had captured the Labuza army base in Lahj and the headquarters of the 117th armored division in eastern Shabwa province some 230km (145 miles) away.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Drone kills four suspected militants in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An attack by an unmanned aircraft on a car in southern Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
overnight killed four suspected al Qaeda bad boys, residents and local officials said on Thursday.

Those killed in the strike by a suspected U.S. drone in al-Mahfad in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
province included a man described by the residents as a mid-ranking local leader, Ahmed al-Kazimi.

The occupants of the vehicle were suspected members of Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
, a part of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP), one of the most active branches of the al Qaeda network.

The United States, which fears turmoil in Yemen will strengthen AQAP, acknowledges using drones in Yemen but does not comment publicly on the practice.

The group's new leader Qassim al-Raymi, appointed after his predecessor was killed in a U.S. drone strike in June, called for attacks on the United States in a taped speech released on July 9.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia


Yemeni forces seize Houthi positions in Aden
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemeni forces backed up by Saudi-led coalition Arclight airstrikes have recaptured positions on the outskirts of Aden used by the Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
group to fire rockets into the southern port city, local officials said on Thursday.

Forces loyal to exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, which retook Aden from the Iran-allied Houthis on July 17, seized the town of Muthalath al-Ilm, at Aden's eastern entrance.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [22 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Kuwait uncovers ISIS network
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kuwait said on Thursday it had uncovered a network of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Lion of Islam group including five Kuwaitis and referred them to judicial authorities for prosecution.

An interior ministry statement carried by the official KUNA state news agency added that the individuals had been active in neighboring Iraq and also in Syria.

The individuals admitted receiving lessons in the "science of a terrorist organization" and military training, the statement said. "They were involved in fighting operations in both Syria and Iraq."

The Gulf state launched a security crackdown on Islamist turbans after a June 26 attack claimed by ISIS, when a Saudi jacket wallah went kaboom! inside a Shi'ite Moslem mosque, killing 26 people.

The government declared itself at war with turbans and said the bombing, Kuwait's worst Lion of Islam attack, was aimed at stoking sectarian strife in the majority Sunni state, where the two sects have traditionally co-existed in peace.

An interior ministry source told Rooters the individuals named in Thursday's statement were not connected to the June 26 attack and it was being treated as a separate case.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Bangladesh
Shibir leader held while making bomb in capital
[Dhaka Tribune] Police have tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a Chhatra Shibir leader while making bombs and recovered explosives from his possession from capital's Khilkhet area.

Mohammad Imran Hossain, 20, the general secretary of Shibir's Khilkhet unit, was arrested from Khilkhet's Lamapara area early Thursday.

Khilkhet OC Nazrul Islam said around 70 chocolate bombs, 1.5kg gun powder, 170 pieces of triangular spikes and other bomb making materials were recovered from his possession.

He said: "Books and CDs related to Chhatra Shibir were also recovered from Imran."

Details regarding the matter will be disclosed in a press briefing later in the day.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

#1  70 chocolate bombs

Mmmmmmmmmm...chocolate
Posted by: Frank G || 07/31/2015 9:16 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey bombs PKK camps with 30 F-16s after 190 militants were killed
[Hurriyet Daily News] A total of 190 gunnies have reportedly been killed in two major Arclight airstrikes by the Turkish military targeting the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party's (PKK) bases both inside The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and northern Iraq, intelligence sources told daily Hurriyet, before 30 F-16s reportedly bombed PKK camps on July 30.

Turkish Air Forces bombed the determined targets in northern Iraq on July 24, as a result of a compilation of the findings obtained from radio talks and drones. The Arclight airstrikes have reportedly killed 190 PKK gunnies and injured over 300.

Sources also told that a total of 40 fighter jets participated in the northern Iraq part of the operation on July 28, while some 30 jets were assigned for domestic operations. Tanker aircrafts have also accompanied the fighter jets to meet their fuel demand.

In addition, howitzers deployed across the borderline shelled 130 targets, destroying a total 25 anti-aircraft gun positions used by PKK bad boys.

The latest Turkish Arclight airstrikes targeting PKK camps both inside the country, as well as across the Syrian border came amid an epidemic of terrorist attacks on Turkish security personnel across Turkey, specifically in its eastern and southeastern regions, with scores of deaths and injuries over the past two weeks.

One Turkish police, one civilian killed in attack blamed on PKK: Reports

[AlAhram] A Turkish policeman and a civilian have been killed in a gun attack in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's mainly Kurdish southeast blamed on separatist myrmidons, reports said on Thursday.

Policeman Mehmet Uyar was sitting in front of a tea house in the Cinar district of the southeastern Diyarbakir region late Wednesday when unknown gunnies opened fire from a car, the Anatolia and Dogan news agencies reported.

Both the policeman and one civilian passer-by named as Osman Caran later died of their wounds in hospital overnight, the reports said. Another civilian was maimed.

Both Anatolia and Dogan said that according to their information the attack was carried out by the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which has waged an insurgency against Turkish forces for over three decades.

The killings are the latest in a spike in unrest as The Sick Man of Europe Turkey carries out a bombing campaign against targets of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) jihadists in Syria and PKK Death Eaters in northern Iraq.

The PKK has largely observed a ceasefire since 2013 but over the last week deadly attacks on the security forces blamed on the Death Eaters have occurred almost daily.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, Jack stuck the cigar in his mouth, stepped onto the gantry, and asked Got a light, Mac?

Von Schtinken stopped short, lowering the dagger and trying to control his features.

If you light that thing, Herr Armschtröng, he pointed out, his voice tense, we all die!...

in the town of Cizre in the southeastern Sirnak region one suspected PKK member was killed when bully boyz opened fire on a police post and the security forces opened fire in response, Anatolia said.

Three Turkish troops killed in PKK attack in southeast: Army

[AlAhram] Three Turkish troops were killed on Thursday when Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) bandidos faceless myrmidons opened fire on their convoy in the southeastern province of Sirnak, the army said.

"As a result of an attack by the Separatist Terror Organisation three of our brave personnel -- one officer, one non-commissioned officer and one private -- were killed," said the army, using its customary phrase for the PKK which it never refers to by name.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [102 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well this is working out swell.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/31/2015 5:03 Comments || Top||

#2  USA gets Incirlik air base; Turkey gets Obama approval to kill Kurds. USA is as dependable an ally as Turkey is a dependable force in NATO.
Posted by: Clyde Borgia7976 || 07/31/2015 8:57 Comments || Top||

#3  give the Kurds a few SAMs and drop those F16s.

And now, seeing as the Turks used artillery, we know why Obama didnt want the to have artillery - they'd counterbattery the Turks.

Posted by: OldSpook || 07/31/2015 12:41 Comments || Top||

#4  And, jsut askin... how much artillery across the border, how many raids and F16s have the Turks used against ISIS in the meanwhile?

*crickets*
Posted by: OldSpook || 07/31/2015 12:44 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Taliban leader Omar's tale reflects clashing agendas
[WAPO] Milt Bearden, a former CIA operative in Pakistan and Afghanistan, said that "it is beyond puzzling" that Omar's death could go unconfirmed for so long, especially given the intelligence and surveillance capabilities of the United States.
Puzzling to some possibly.

Hey Milt, here's a clue. If you report the death of the TB leader, then a replacement TB leader or successor must be searched for and identified. If you ignore the lapse in Special Intelligence reporting on Omar, and do nothing, then the problem appears to simply go away, which is the regime's goal in AFG.

Taking it a step further, if Omar's successor is also basing his opns out of Pakistan, why cause a stink with our Paki pals ?


Rooters has more 'inside baseball' spin.
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Pakistan Attack Kills 5 including 2 Soldiers
[ALMANAR.LB] At least two soldiers and three Talibs were killed Thursday in an early morning attack on a security checkpost in restive northwest Pakistain, officials said.

A group of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) turbans attacked the post on the outskirts of Bannu district, prompting security forces to return fire.

"Around 10 turbans attacked the security forces' check-post outside Bannu suddenly under cover of darkness," a security bigshot in the area told AFP.

"The forces responded affectively and killed three attackers. Two soldiers were also killed during the fight."

A local administration official confirmed the attack and causalities.
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Banned outfits collecting funds booked, Punjab tells SC
[DAWN] In a bid to curb terror financing, the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

government has booked a number of banned
...the word banned seems to have a different meaning in Pakistain than it does in most other places. Or maybe it simply lacks any meaning at all...
organization
s for illegally collecting funds from the public.

The cases have been registered against Al-Rasheed Trust (Maymar Trust) and Al-Rehmat Trust in Multan, Ansarul Ummah, Sipa-e-Sahaba and Tehrik-e-Ghulbai-e-Islam in Bahawalpur and Jaish-e-Muhammad in Gujranwala. The accused involved in illegal collection of funds have been enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
and investigations are in progress.

The information was shared on Wednesday with a two-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja which had taken up a case relating to activities of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

The matter cropped up during the June 23 hearing of a bail application of Haroonur Rashid who had been booked for alleged fraud in a business transaction. During the case, it emerged that the parties involved had invested in a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
-based NGO 'Baraan' which was registered in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
but had spread its activities to Tank, Bannu and D.I. Khan.

Consequently, the apex court asked for information about the steps the government had taken after Dec 24, 2014 -- the day the National Action Plan (NAP) was prepared in consultations with all political parties against the backdrop of the Dec 16, 2014 massacre of children in Peshawar's Army Public School -- to curb extremism and militancy in the country.

A voluminous report submitted by Additional Advocate General of Punjab Razzaq A. Mirza on Wednesday said the provincial Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) was strictly monitoring activities of outlawed organizations and hardcore bad boys, including those mentioned in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA) 1997, as well as their controllers involved in raising and possessing funds for terrorism.

According to the report, the CTD has arrested a gang of 12 people found collecting funds for Jaish-e-Muhammad and Al-Rehmat Trust and confiscated 'Jihadi' literature and receipt books.
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Indian army says soldier killed in cross-border firing
[DAWN] A soldier who was injured in an exchange of fire between Pak and Indian troops along the Line of Control on Wednesday evening departed this vale of tears, the Indian military said today.
Another shootout coming next week.
Colonel SD Goswami, a front man for the Indian Army accused Pak troops of opening "unprovoked fire" at Indian positions in the Poonch sector along the LoC, some 200 kilometres southwest of Srinagar.

"Pak troops violated the ceasefire again during which our soldier was injured who died later," Goswami told AFP, adding that the Indian side had returned fire.

Earlier in July, Pak officials blamed Indian Border Security Forces (BSF) for killing four civilians in two separate incidents of cross-border firing in Sialkot's Chaprar sector and Rawalakot's Neza Pir sector.
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Five suspected militants arrested from Khyber Agency
[DAWN] Security forces jugged
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
five suspected members of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) in Khyber Agency on Thursday.

According to security sources, the arrested bandidos Lions of Islam were wanted in criminal cases, including attacks on security check posts and installations.

A suspected TTP commander from Khyber Agency, Ababel, was also amongst those arrested. He was also allegedly involved in multiple attacks on security forces in the area.

The latest arrests are a result of various search operations that are being conducted in the volatile tribal agency.
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Iraq
U.S., allies conduct 22 air strikes in Iraq against Islamic State: U.S. military
[AlAhram] An international coalition led by the United States targeted Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
Lions of Islam in Iraq with 22 air strikes on Wednesday, the U.S. military said on Thursday.

The attacks were concentrated near Haditha, where eight strikes hit an Islamic State tactical unit, five staging areas, a command-and-control site and also destroyed Islamic State vehicles, structures, and mortar systems, according to a statement from the Combined Joint Task Force. The coalition also targeted the myrmidon group with strikes near Kirkuk,
... a thick stew of Arabs, Turkmen, Kurds, and probably Antarcticans, all of them mutually hostile most of the time...
Makhmur, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Ramadi, Sinjar and Tal Afar.

The coalition also conducted nine air attacks in Syria, with eight hitting Islamic State tactical units and destroying a fighting position, an bomb, cycle of violences and vehicles near Al Hasakah, the statement said.
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#1  "Escalation!"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/31/2015 7:25 Comments || Top||

#2  The coalition also conducted nine air attacks in Syria, with eight hitting Islamic State tactical units and destroying a fighting position, an bomb, cycle of violences and vehicles near Al Hasakah, the statement said.

And the ninth hit.....?

Seems to be a vernacular shift going on here, where Kurds/PKK = ISJV in the, cough, translation.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/31/2015 12:32 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian baby killed in West Bank "price tag" attack
A toddler was killed and three other members of his family were severely injured in a suspected "price tag" attack that took place early Friday morning in the village of Duma in the northern area of the West Bank, outside the city of Nablus.

Another girl, who was in their home at the time was lightly injured from smoke inhalation, according to the IDF, which views the incident as a terror attack.

A little before 4 am, two masked men reached two homes in the Palestinian village of Duma, broke windows, and hurled Molotov cocktails inside.

Both homes caught fire. One building was empty at the time, but the second had a family inside, and the flames spread, killing a one-and-a-half year-old baby, Ali Dawasha.

His four-year old brother and both his parents were injured. The baby's mother sustained 70 percent burns.
Mind you, whenever such things were reported in the past---it, usually, turned out to be Arab on Arab action. However, if not, so what?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2015 02:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Inexcusable. Regardless of who did it. Who did do it, by the way?
Posted by: Glenmore || 07/31/2015 10:46 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Lebanese Army Targets Terrorists in Qaa Outskirts
[ALMANAR.LB] According to the National News Agency, the Lebanese army targeted on Thursday with heavy artillery sites affiliated with the terrorist groups in al-Qaa outskirts.

The Lebanese Army Intelligence locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
on Thursday in Arsal pickup driver Fahed Jihad Aoude, and confiscated war rifles and guns inside the vehicle, according to an army command communiqué.

The truck was found to be belonging Fahed Ezzeddine.

Army started investigations upon the notice of the competent authority.
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Clashes erupt between YPG and Nusra near Syria's Afrin
[ARA] Clashes broke out on Thursday between forces of Evil of al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front and Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the countryside of Afrin in Aleppo province, northern Syria, local activists reported.

The festivities erupted as the Nusra Front's fighters assaulted some Kurdish villagers in the vicinity of Atama village and the town of Jenderis in the countryside of Afrin, media activist Sardar Khalil told ARA News in Afrin.

"When YPG fighters intervened to protect the villagers, who were assaulted by Nusra forces of Evil while working in their farms, the jihadist group opened fire and targeted YPG security checkpoints," the source said.

A YPG fighter told ARA News that their forces had reached a truce with Nusra forces of Evil in the northwestern countryside of Aleppo. "However,
corruption finds a dozen alibis for its evil deeds...
some of Nusra's forces of Evil are apparently trying to resume the fighting with our forces."

"We (YPG) won't stay still towards any such violations against civilians in Afrin," he said. adding that Thursday's festivities didn't result in any casualties and that Nusra forces of Evil retreated to their bases in Aleppo countryside.

Nusra Front is Syria's branch of al-Qaeda. The group shares control with Syrian Salafist tough guys in Aleppo, Idlib and Qunaitra. Following months of fighting, Nusra reached a truce with Kurdish forces of the YPG in the northern countryside of Aleppo more than six months ago.
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Syrian rebels intensify shelling on regime army bases in Aleppo
[ARA] On Thursday, rebels of Shamiya Front and Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
attacked army bases of pro-regime forces in Aleppo, northern Syria, causing them "heavy losses in lives and equipment", military sources reported.

Rebels took control of several strategic points in the battle fronts of Bashkoy, Khalidiya and Nairab military airport.

Speaking to ARA News, Saleh Zein, a field commander in Shamiya Front, said their fighters attacked with Tao missiles a regime-held military base in Bashkoy at the entrance of the northern city of Aleppo, destroying a cannon (caliber 23) and killing its crew of four soldiers.

"Our fighters took control of southern parts of Bashkoy village. Pro-Assad forces evacuated their strongholds there under the bombardment of our forces," the commander said.

In the meantime, fierce festivities took place between squad 16 infantry fighters and the rebel forces in the vicinity of Khalidiya district, during which pro-Assad army used rocket-propelled grenades.

At least seven regime soldiers were killed and several others were reportedly injured.
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IS strives to keep final positions in Hasakah
[ARA] Despite the decline of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group (IS/ISIS) in Hasakah, some remaining bully boyz still struggle to keep positions south of the city, local activists reported on Thursday.

IS turbans are stranded in the vicinity of az-Zuhour neighborhood and a number of government buildings near the Panorama roundabout in southern Hasakah.

This comes as festivities continue between Kurdish forces of the People's Protection Units (YPG) and IS krazed killers, coinciding with Arclight airstrikes and artillery bombardment by pro-regime forces on bully boyz strongholds in Hasakah.

Speaking to ARA News in Hasakah, media activist Raman Hassan reported that fierce festivities broke out near the IS-held Panorama roundabout on Thursday.

"Kurdish fighters are locked in fierce festivities with the radical group near Panorama roundabout and az-Zuhour neighborhood. Most of IS bully boyz were either killed or withdrew from the city of Hasakah, except a small group which is currently trying to find a way to escape before getting killed under the Kurdish fire," Hassan said.

According to a YPG source, the festivities continued until Thursday midnight.

"We won't stop our campaign before the entire city of Hasakah is liberated from the bandidos snuffies of IS," a YPG fighter told ARA News.
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Barrel bombs kill 11 people, including 7 women, near Hama
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian army helicopters dropped 18 barrel bombs on a rebel-held town in the western countryside of Hama city, killing at least 11 civilians, a monitoring group and activists said Tuesday.

The barrel bombs attacks have killed 11 people, including a child and 7 women, in Qalat al Madiq city in Hama province, the Syrian Network for human Rights said.

The monitoring group that tracks war in Syria said regime air strikes had killed 32 across Syria on Tuesday.

In relevant development, the U.S.-led coalition air strikes on Tuesday have killed 8 people, including 4 Nusra Front fighters, in northern province of Idlib, activists said.

The joint task force overseeing the air strikes has not yet adopted the attack that targeted Nusra Front members in Kafr Hend village near Salqeen town.

Meanwhile,
...back at the Senate, Odius Sepulcher called for war against the Visigoths...
Syria's strongest allied group, the Fatah Army, has made rapid advance in the western countryside of Idlib and nearby Sahl al-Ghab plain in Hama province, taking control of 12 hills and villages and inflicting humiliating defeats on Syrian regime army, activists and rebel sources said.

The new major offensive by the alliance of Islamist groups, including the Nusra Front and Islamic Ahrar al-Sham
...a Syria jihadi group made up of Islamists and salafists, not that there's that much difference, formed into a brigade. They make up the main element of the Islamic Front but they don't profess adoration of al-Qaeda and they've been fighting (mainly for survival) against the Islamic State. Their leadership was wiped out at a single blow by a suicide kaboom at a crowded basement meeting in September, 2014...
movement, seized control of most of Idlib countryside, only few months since the (Army of Conquest) captured Idlib city, Ariha and Jisr al-Shughour towns
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Israeli drone strike in Syria kills two near frontier: Hezbollah's al-Manar TV
More on this story from two days ago.
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] An air strike by an Israeli surveillance plane hit a car in Quneitra province in southwestern Syria on Wednesday, killing two members of a militia fighting alongside the Syrian military, Hezbollah's al-Manar TV reported.

The attack struck the car on the outskirts of the village of Hader, a Druze area at the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. The dead were identified as members of the National Defence Forces, a pro-government militia whose members often come from the areas where they fight.

Asked about the reported strike, an Israeli military spokeswoman in Jerusalem declined comment.

A front man for a Syrian rebel group operating in the same area confirmed the attack. "Israeli planes have been flying in the skies of Quneitra and the western Deraa countryside since this morning," said Abu Ghiath al-Shami, front man for the Alwiyat Seif al-Sham group.

The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah is fighting alongside the Syrian military in the country's civil war. There was no word about the attack on Syrian state media.

Syrian murderous Moslems battling to topple Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
encircled Hader as part of an offensive in the Quneitra area last month. The Druze minority follow a religion that is an offshoot of Islam.

Recent Lion of Islam advances near Druze areas in southern Syria triggered concern among Druze community in Israel.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that reports on the war using sources on the ground, said the car was transporting five people in total both from a local militia and Hezbollah.
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Assad airstrikes kill at least 25 people in Idlib, Deir Ezzor: SNHR
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrian regime Arclight airstrikes killed at least 25 people and maimed dozens across Syria on Wednesday, a monitoring group reported.

The dead included 8 children and a woman in attacks on Idlib and Deir Ezzor provinces, the Syrian Network for Human Rights said.

Syrian army jets targeted the rebel-held town of Salqeen in the northern city of Idlib, leaving 16 civilians dead, including 4 children, according to SNHR.

Also, 2 children were killed in the town of Ma'aret Al Numan in Idlib by missile attack.
The monitoring groups that tracks the war in Syria through field activists and sources reported also killing of a mother and her child in Josef village in Idlib.

In the east of Syria, at least 5 people have been killed in regime air strike missile on Al Salehiya neighborhood in Deir Ezzor city.
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Al-Qaida Abducts US-Backed Rebels in Northern Syria
[NYTIMES] The leader of a U.S.-backed rebel group and several of his men have been kidnapped in northern Syria by the al-Qaeda-affiliated Nusra Front, the rebel group and opposition activists said Thursday.
Maybe they need to add a week or two to the Escape & Evasion part.
A statement issued in the name of the group, "Division 30," accused the Nusra Front of abducting Col. Nadim al-Hassan and several other members of the group in the northern Aleppo countryside. It called for their immediate release "to avoid bloodshed between Moslems."

There was no official comment from the Nusra Front, which has in the past moved against rebel groups backed by the United States. Last year, the krazed killer group routed the U.S.-backed Harakat Hazm rebel group and the Syria Revolutionary Front from their main northern strongholds in the Idlib province, dealing a blow to U.S. efforts to arm and train Syrian rebels.

The kidnapping, which occurred Wednesday night, came a few days after the U.S. and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
announced the outlines of a deal to help rebels push IS back from a strip of territory it controls along the Syrian-Turkish border, replacing it with more moderate rebels backed by Washington and Ankara.

A representative of "Division 30" said reports that the group was Western-backed were likely the reason behind the kidnapping. He declined to say whether his group was among those trained by the U.S., saying only: "The Division supports any side that helps Syria and the Syrians against Daesh." The representative spoke on condition of anonymity for security considerations. Daesh is an Arabic acronym for the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group.
Posted by: Fred || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [21 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Terror Networks
Turkish Jets Appear to Assist ISIS Attack Against Syrian Kurds
The Turkish aircrafts today between nine and eleven o'clock in the morning fly over Sarrin town and KobanĂŽ city at the same time ISIS attacked Sarrin town, also a group of ISIS entered into Sarrin town targeted our units sites and seven of our fighters martyred. Therefore, we call the Turkish state to clarify this matter and the reason for the flight of their aircraft in the skies of the region.
From the Facebook page of Redur Xelil, Top Military Kurdish Official
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 07/31/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [151 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Not good actors. Remember this:
: The 4th was initially ordered to deploy in January 2003 before the war began, but did not arrive in Kuwait until late March. The delay was caused by the inability of the United States and Turkey to reach an agreement over using Turkish military bases to gain access to northern Iraq, where the division was originally planned to be located.
This let the Saddam folks and Jihadist melt away with arms to continue the struggle.

Turkey is NOT a friend or ally of the USA no matter what the dip shits in State dream.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/31/2015 0:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Turkey and U.S. Plan to Create Syria ‘Safe Zone’ Free of ISIS.

Free of Kurds as well, so it would appear. More Obama regime secret negotiations and Chicago deal making.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/31/2015 1:23 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 07/31/2015 3:22 Comments || Top||

#4  As I said in the beginning of this all "Kurds always get screwed"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/31/2015 3:28 Comments || Top||

#5  The recent discussions in Iraq which seem to imply Iraq setting the Kurdish region off as a sovereign country in exchange for Kurdish "expertise" in dealing with ISIS has probably caused this.

The Turks DO NOT want a greater Kurdistan because it would mean surrendering a large chunk of Turkey to the Kurds.

Because the Turks hate everyone including themselves, they cannot stand the idea of the Kurds having a homeland.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 07/31/2015 7:08 Comments || Top||

#6  Payback to ISJV for Obama/Kerry re-arming Team Assad?

Turkey gets some acreage, continued ISJV turnpike charges, okiedokie to kill Kurds?

I said at the beginning of this the Kurds should lay down a wet line and get Kurdistan internationally supported/recognized. Turks trying to close that window, IMHO Iran to start operations and Iraq to secure holdings on agreement nobody makes TV waves doing so.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/31/2015 11:25 Comments || Top||

#7  I told you so.
Posted by: OldSpook || 07/31/2015 12:48 Comments || Top||



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