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U.S. Drone Attack In Pakistan Reportedly Kills 15 Suspected Militants
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-Short Attention Span Theater-
Maestro Muti unruffled by The Brawl in Orchestra Hall - Guess that city
So much for pastoral mood music.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2012 12:46 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [278 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Firefight in Egypt oasis leaves village besieged
Officials and witnesses say a gang of robbers attacked a village in southern Egypt after being surprised by police while trying to steal railroad tracks for scrap metal.

Residents of Sanaa in Kharga oasis 520 kilometers (320 miles) south of Cairo say the gang exchanged fire with police on Monday and took villagers as hostages. One villager was killed during the fighting.

The gang then holed up on a mountaintop where they are now besieged by police, security officials said Tuesday. They spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to talk to the press.

Much of Egypt has experienced a security vacuum since 2011's mass uprising against longtime ruler Hosni Mubarak.

The clash took place on the same day as a family vendetta in northern Cairo left five dead.
Posted by: tipper || 03/13/2012 14:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [273 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Lavish hotel in Grozny 90% empty for some reason
Posted by: ryuge || 03/13/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Visit beautiful Chechnya - Gateway to Dagestan. Come for the mountains, stay for the smuggling and violence!
Posted by: SteveS || 03/13/2012 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  And the kidnapping. Can't forget about the kidnapping. Almost as good as Mexico
Posted by: badanov || 03/13/2012 0:14 Comments || Top||

#3  My question is, who are those 10% staying there?
Posted by: gromky || 03/13/2012 0:24 Comments || Top||

#4  The guys from the "Two terrorists killed in Dagestani gun battle" article?
Posted by: SteveS || 03/13/2012 0:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe because Groznyi Hotel translates to "Terrible Hotel"?

Anyway, if your capital is named "Terrible", sh!t is ultimately going to happen, at some point or a few. Nature of strange attractors.
Posted by: Twobyfour || 03/13/2012 1:58 Comments || Top||

#6  Look at those chairs - talk about garish...
Posted by: Raj || 03/13/2012 9:14 Comments || Top||

#7  Wow that's tacky! Did a rapper "design" it?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/13/2012 14:15 Comments || Top||

#8  And the bar sucks.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/13/2012 16:53 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Advanced age no help, Hanoi Jane still hates us
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2012 07:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's a psychological thing. Something about guilt. And projection.
Posted by: Glenmore || 03/13/2012 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  "Unleash the Bitter Old Biddies!"
Posted by: Pappy || 03/13/2012 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  The bumper sticker says it all.

" Jane Fonda
Posted by: Anonymoose || 03/13/2012 10:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Now your insulting Female Dogs. Most are quite loyal and friendly. Unlike Hanoi Jane.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 03/13/2012 11:24 Comments || Top||

#5  Cool. I still hate her, despite her advanced age and will pop some campaign when she dies.
Posted by: DarthVader || 03/13/2012 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  I like the joke of a veteran who decides to visit her grave. When he shows up at the cemetery and asks where it's located, the groundskeeper tells him, "You can't miss it. Just look for the enormous pile of shiat."
Posted by: Anonymoose || 03/13/2012 12:00 Comments || Top||

#7  Here's an idea for a new TV show: GCB, Good Commie Bitches. Maybe we could get Hanoi Jane to star in it.

But as far as Ms. Fluke goes, if what Rush said was really all that bad she could sue him. Haven't heard of any suits being filed yet. She sought the lime light and she got burned. She found out what it was like for Sarah Palin. What was it that Truman said? If you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen. Instead of apologizing, that's what Rush should have said. His advertisers might find that it's better to stick with him than to bail out every time some little sl^t starts crying.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 03/13/2012 14:11 Comments || Top||

#8  from the same woman that a couple yrs back told us proudly how she "owned her vagina again" or some such non-sense...gee, thanks grandma, that's what I want to hear about, your relationship w/your private parts. You stay classy Jane...
Posted by: Broadhead6 || 03/13/2012 15:35 Comments || Top||

#9  You stay classy Jane...
Posted by Broadhead6

She ditched "classy" when she married Ted Turner.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2012 15:41 Comments || Top||

#10  The skin on a chickens legs look better than the surgery!
Posted by: Jiggs Grinetle3790 || 03/13/2012 16:38 Comments || Top||

#11  a couple yrs back told us proudly how she "owned her vagina again"

Wait. What? How does such a thought form in one's head, let alone come out of one's mouth? I mean, did she get the squatters evicted? Or did she buy it back from the pawn shop?

Disgusting, and weird.

What a disgusting woman.
Posted by: RandomJD || 03/13/2012 19:28 Comments || Top||

#12  There's no statute of limitations on treason.
Posted by: charger || 03/13/2012 19:56 Comments || Top||

#13  The heart warming eulogy to Hanoi Jane is that to this day her laminated picture sitting on the AA gun resides in every USMC C-130 urinal as a token gesture of our troops respect for her.
Posted by: Muggsy Glink || 03/13/2012 20:55 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Four Machete-Wielding Fake Police Invade Home In Sierra Vista
Posted by: Anonymoose || 03/13/2012 09:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [261 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Sheriff deputies have been working the case since the four suspects pulled the stint early Sunday morning and have identified Jon Michael Garcia of Sierra Vista as one of the suspects.

"The sheriff's office warns that Jon Michael Garcia has violent tendencies.

"Under no circumstances should you approach him."

No kidding?
Posted by: Anonymoose || 03/13/2012 9:10 Comments || Top||

#2  Sierra Vista: the most repressed town I've ever visited/lived in. It exists because of Ft. Huachuca. Hard by the international border and a few paces down the road from Hippyville Bisbee, Arizona. Retired military settle there and (aided by an anxious/willing police dept.) pretend they are living in their native Iowas. Madness squared. A positive point is that most of the retirees carry...and I don't mean machetes.
Posted by: borgboy || 03/13/2012 13:03 Comments || Top||

#3  It's the Ramsey Canyon bird sancuary Borgboy. You never know when a flock of those old Archaeopteryx will swoop down on ya and take a bite. Having a pistol along is a very prudent measure.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2012 15:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Besoeker: Ramsey Canyon is the saving grace of the area. Managed to rent a cabin home there in the eighties for 2 years. Thx for the memories!
Posted by: borgboy || 03/13/2012 18:02 Comments || Top||

SHC orders to lodge Rinkal at shelter home
[Dawn] Justice Anwar Zaher Bajwa of Sindh High Court (SHC) has ordered to lodge Rinkal Kumari (a Hindu girl), who has converted to Islam and named as Faryal Bibi at Pannah Shelter home and to produce her before Supreme Court on March 26.

The bench after hearing the preliminary arguments in the petition filed by Raj Kumar against alleged abduction of her niece also ordered the Inspector General of Police Sindh to provide full protection to the girl and keep her in isolation during her stay in the shelter home and no one from either party should be allowed to meet her.

Rasheed A Rizvi Advocate appeared on behalf of the petitioner and referred to an order passed by SC on March 8 for production of the girl before the apex court on March 26.

Rizvi contended that the real question involving in the petition is whether the girl has been kidnapped and forced into conversion and marriage or her such acts were voluntary.

Ghulam Qadir Jatoi, counsel of one of the respondent Naveed Shah said that the girl is adult, therefore she is entitled to her liberties.

The bench in its order observed that "the atmosphere was extremely charged. When the alleged abductee was produced in the court, it appeared that at least score of almost out of control people were present in the court and repeated requests for maintaining order fell on deaf ears. It would not be appropriate at this stage to record her statement and it would be in the fitness of things if she is kept away from both the contending parties."

The petitioner alleged that Rinkal was kidnapped on February 23 while she was returning home from her college in Mirpur Mathelo, district Ghotki.

He maintained that after being kidnapped, she was taken to Bharchundi Shareef (a small village near Mirpur Mathelo and forcefully converted to Islam and then got married with Naveed Shah, a resident of the same area.

He prayed the court to order production of Rinkal Kumari and record her statement to ascertain the facts.

The alleged abductee in her statement before the Judicial Magistrate at Ghotki has denied her abduction and forceful conversion.
Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Bukhari assures strong democracy, protection of members' rights
[Dawn] Chairman of the Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bukhari on Monday assured the upper house to diligently work for protecting rights of members and strengthening democracy.

In his maiden address to the House as Chairman, Bukhari also assured an enabling environment in the House and sought assistance from the seasoned law makers to run the House according to the Constitution and the rules.

"I assure all the members to continue seeking guidance from the constitution and rules of the House in dispensation of duties impartially and running the proceedings of the House," he said, towards culmination of the inaugural session of the Senate after recent election of 54 Senators to the House.

He thanked President Asif Ali President Ten Percent Zardari
... sticky-fingered husband of the late Benazir Bhutto ...
, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani
... Pakistain's erstwhile current prime minister, whose occasional feats of mental gymnastics can be awe-inspiring ...
and the coalition partners in the government to repose confidence in him to get elected as Chairman Senate.

He expressed confidence that election of senior law makers and legal experts to the Senate will help improve performance of the House as well as effective legislation for the welfare of masses.

"Today's Senate is much different from the previous one. Today the Parliament enjoys illusory sovereignty and I need your assistance to ensure that the House is not subservient to the policies of the government," he added.
Posted by: Fred || 03/13/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

Israel's Leviathan Natural Gas Field May Boost GDP
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2012 07:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It seems the only country in the world that is not punching holes in the ground looking for oil and natural gas is the United States.

Makes all of this talk about wind and solar and protecting caribou and tree sloths seem a bit on the tin hat side of energy policy.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 03/13/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  May? /s
Posted by: tipover || 03/13/2012 11:30 Comments || Top||

#3  Coming soon and for the first time: Armed off-shore rigs bristling with cannon etc. Remember, Lebanon probably backed by Hezbullah, Syria and Iran will lay claim to any Israeli discoveries.
Posted by: borgboy || 03/13/2012 13:25 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Is Cambodia ready for Islamic financing?
Posted by: ryuge || 03/13/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just before they see the light of day, infect them with Islam - it will be a blast.
Posted by: newc || 03/13/2012 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Here is some background on Cambodia -PT 2.
Posted by: newc || 03/13/2012 0:13 Comments || Top||

#3  The Khmer Rouge, who called themselves Maoists, believed that the most important social and political value was equality and that in order to create their new, classless society in which everyone was equal, it was necessary to exterminate anyone who might be smarter, or better educated, or wealthier, or more talented than anyone else.

Change 'exterminate' to 'tax' and it all sounds rather familiar to what a certain party is preaching today.
Posted by: SteveS || 03/13/2012 0:42 Comments || Top||

#4  The term "exterminate" remains entirely acceptable if heard in Zimbabwe, South Africa, or from the pulpit of a certain Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) in Chicago.
Posted by: Besoeker || 03/13/2012 1:46 Comments || Top||

#5  The difference between national socialism and international socialism is that the national socialists killed all the <50%ers and the international socialists killed all the >50% ers.

You can see why the lefties don't like NatSoc and feel comfortable with IntSoc.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 03/13/2012 14:18 Comments || Top||

#6  Well, with the UN's child rape camps, it would be the next logical step.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/13/2012 16:56 Comments || Top||

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