(Sh.M.Network)-Kenyan Police have enjugged Drop the rosco and step away witcher hands up! at least 15 Somali men suspected to be behind the soaring spate of grenade attacks in North-Eastern region, witnesses said on Sunday.
The suspects, who are of Somali nationals, were taken into custody for further investigations about yesterday's blast that hit a convoy of pick-ups mounting police forces in Mandera, inuring two soldiers.
A police official, who asked for anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, said Sunday that the suspects were incarcerated Drop the rosco and step away witcher hands up! in an operation conducted by the army inside Mandere town, North-Eastern Kenya.
Nine of the enjugged Drop the rosco and step away witcher hands up! people are reportedly released after the police didn't find any guilty over the bombing while the rest of six others are still held at a local jail in Mandera.
(Sh. M. Network)-Assailants in Somalia have shot and killed the attorney general of Sool region for Somaliland administration, making the second judge to be killed in northern Somalia in less that a month. Sool was very big among the Hittites...
Unknown gunnies armed with pistols have opened fire on the judge as he was watching Spain vs La Belle France match Euro 2012 semi-final at a location in Las'Anod town, the capital city of Sool province in north Somalia.
Mohammed Ali Geesle, the governor of Sool region for Somaliland administration, told Media that security forces are launching heavy search operations to find out the attackers behind the murder.
The grounds and the characteristics of the assassins have not yet been conformed. The town of Las'anoda relatively peaceful area, but has experienced a spark in violence recently, after a land dispute broke out between Puntland ...a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998. Puntland and the equally autonomous Somaliland seem to have avoided the clan rivalries and warlordism that have typified the rest of Somalia, which puts both places high on the list for Islamic subversion... , Somaliland and the newly formed Khatumo state of Somalia.
(Sh. M. Network)-Somali security forces have on Sunday tossed in the calaboose Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please! at least four people in connection with Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabab forces of Evil fighting against the UN-backed Somalia's Transitional Federal Government TFG and the African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) forces.
Eyewitnesses in Luq district, who spoke with Shabelle Media by phone on Sunday that TFG forces have carried out hunt operations in villages located on the outskirts of the town, arresting 4 men whom were alleged to be members of Al shabab.
A military source, confirmed Shabelle Media on condition of anonymity that the cooled for a few years Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! Al shabab suspects are now held at a prison in Luq town for interrogations.
On March 7, 2011, militia forces loyal to the Transitional Federal Government backed by Æthiopian forces, captured Luuq which sits southern Gedo provinceof Somalia from Al-Shabaab ... Harakat ash-Shabaab al-Mujahidin aka the Mujahideen Youth Movement. It was originally the youth movement of the Islamic Courts, now pretty much all of what's left of it. They are aligned with al-Qaeda but operate more like the Afghan or Pakistani Taliban... rebels, encountering little or no resistance.
[An Nahar] Moslem Brüderbund member Mohammed Morsi was on Sunday declared the first president of Egypt since a popular uprising ousted strongman Hosni Mubarak ...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011... , the head of the electoral commission announced.
"The winner of the election for Egyptian president on June 16-17 is Mohammed Morsi Eissa al-Ayat," said Farouq Sultan, the commission's head.
Morsi, who ran against ex-prime minister Ahmed Shafiq, won 51.73 percent of the vote after a race that polarized the Arab world's most populous nation.
Shafiq received 48.27 percent of the vote, according to the electoral commission's announcement.
Morsi won 13,230,131 votes against Shafiq who clinched 12,347,380.
The election, in which more than 50 million voters were eligible to cast their ballot, saw a 51.8 percent turnout.
Thousands of Egyptians packed into Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square to celebrate Morsi's victory, waving flags and posters of the Islamist leader.
"God is greatest" and "down with military rule" they chanted as some set off fire crackers minutes after the election commission formally declared the result.
Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, head of the ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, congratulated Morsi on his victory, state television ... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
"Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi congratulates Dr. Mohammed Morsi on winning the presidency of the republic," the channel reported.
"The commission began its work in mid-February, but it was faced from the very beginning by a fierce campaign and treason accusations from the various political forces," said the head of the commission during the presser.
"Some tried to question our work, some kept rejecting our decisions and some launched campaigns to pave the ground for accusing us of rigging the results should their candidate lose," he added.
Picture at link. I don't see any knots. In fact, the guy is smiling and waving just like any politician would. He's wearing a western style business suit instead of robes. Looks quite civilized. Here's hoping the looks are not deceiving.
American-educated engineer: PhD at USC 1982. Assistant Professor at Cal State Northridge '82-85
Posted by: Frank G ||
check out the egyptian muslim brother hood's logo here.
It is two swords crossed with a koran in between.
Nice logo for future articles about the brotherhood.
Posted by: Lord Garth ||
Lots of Artics on MEMRI today, + none of it good for Regional Peace.
* FOX NEWS AM > EGYPT - THE NEXT IRAN?
The US + Israel have an interest in the Egyptian military reserving or keeping some of its tradit powers in order to prevent post-Mubarak Egypt from devol into a SECOND ANTI-US-WEST, GEOPOL AMBITIOUS [nuclear?]"IRAN"???
Lest we fergit, 9-11 + GWOT > as much an INTER-MUSLIM, IDEO + MILPOL, ETC. STRUGGLE FOR DOMINANCE + CONTROL WIDIN THE MUSLIM WORLD + FUTURE OWG CALIPHATE AS ANYTHING ELSE.
Sunni versus Shia.
Salafist versus Wahhabi.
Neo-Ottomanism versus Neo-Persianism
I still chuckle about the onslaught of ridecule a self described "Rodeo clown" expierenced as a result of predicting the exact outcome of the Egyptian Spring. And don't expect Bill Kristol to apologize anytime soon.
[Iran Press TV] Former Libyan Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi has been extradited to Tripoli, months after being arrested in Tunisia.
The Libyan National Transitional Council (NTC) confirmed that Mahmoudi had arrived in Libya earlier in the day and was in prison under the supervision of the ministry of justice and the judiciary police.
"The Libyan government reiterates that the accused will receive good treatment in accordance with the teachings of our righteous religion and according to international standards of human rights," current Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Rahim al-Kib said.
[Swissinfo.ch] Nigeria's Islamist sect 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... stormed a prison in their north-eastern heartland on Sunday, freeing 40 inmates, police said, in the latest of a string of attacks blamed on the group.
"There was an attack on the Yobe prison this morning, the Boko Haram sect attacked the prison through the Emir palace, 40 inmates escaped," said Patrick Egbuniwe, Yobe State police commissioner.
"They attacked with rifles, the police and the joint task force confronted them and the Boko Haram members that were shot were carried away by the sect."
He said two of the attackers were rubbed out and some copperswere maimed. Gun battles between sect members and security forces in Yobe's capital Damaturu killed 40 people on Tuesday last week.
Boko Haram has been blamed for several prison breaks in the past and one of the group's few demands has been that its imprisoned members should be freed.
The sect, which is based in the remote northeast, has rapidly overtaken Death Eaters in the oil-producing southern Niger Delta as the country's biggest security threat.
[Bangla Daily Star] The International Crimes Tribunal-1 yesterday rejected Jamaat-e-Islami ...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores... Nayeb-e-Ameer Delwar Hossain Sayeedi ...Islamic orator and politician. He was a former Member of Parliament in the National Assembly of Bangladesh from 1996 to 2008, and is one of the most prominent leaders of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami... 's bail prayer since he had a parole prayer pending.
The tribunal also said his bail prayer, filed on health grounds, was dismissed since he had been taken good care of at a hospital.
The three-member tribunal led by Justice Nizamul Huq ordered Sayeedi's family to bear all cost of his treatment.
This was Sayeedi's seventh bail prayer before the tribunal.
Defence counsel Tajul Islam on June 21 appealed to the tribunal for his bail saying that Sayeedi needed the support of his family to get well and to recover from the grief of losing his son.
Sayeedi is facing 20 charges of crimes against humanity allegedly committed by him during the Liberation War.
Aircraft are banned from flying below 500 feet over the All England Club in London SW19 and within a perimeter of 0.75 nautical miles.
Ground commander Supt Pete Dobson of the Metropolitan Police said that general security had been increased for this year's tournament, which ends just 18 days before the Olympics, and that more uniformed and plain clothed officers would be on the ground.
"I am conscious that the attention is on London throughout the whole summer," he said. "I am acutely aware that if someone was to do something untoward here it could well have a knock on effect on the Olympics.There is a greater security awareness this year. "We are always looking to improve security plans so we do review it and we do make some tactical changes so we can defeat anyone who is trying to do a hostile reconnaissance."
In a statement on its website, the military said most of the targets were in the Qandil region and were hideouts and caves belonging to Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) myrmidons. It said all its planes had returned safely to their bases.
[The Hill] A suspect in a planned suicide bombing attack on Congress has pled guilty to charges against him in federal court. So now he's not a suspect anymore. He's a perp. I think the right word is 'convict'...
Amine El Khalifi, 29, appeared in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va., on Friday afternoon on charges of attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction against property that is owned and used by the United States.
Those charges stem from the illegal Moroccan immigrant's alleged role in a thwarted suicide bombing attack on the U.S. Capitol Feb. 17.
Alexandria resident El Khalifi's arrest was the culmination of an extensive investigation by the FBI, which included undercover agents posing as members of al Qaeda.
A bearded and tattooed El Khalifi was led into the courtroom in handcuffs Friday and joked with his defense attorneys before entering his guilty plea. During his appearance, his defense attorney Kenneth Troccoli told the court his client had previously served time in the District in 2007 for two counts of simple assault.
U.S. Federal Judge James Cacheris remanded El Khalifi back into custody until his sentencing date of Sept. 14 pending a pre-sentence report. Under the terms of his plea agreement, El Khalifi will receive a sentence of 25 to 30 years in prison. If convicted, he could have faced a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Neil MacBride, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, expressed satisfaction with the plea agreement following Friday's hearing.
MacBride stated that the U.S. Capitol was not El Khalifi's initial target, but instead one settled upon after he considered targeting first a synagogue, then a crowded District restaurant.
El Khalifi was in possession of explosives and a firearm that had been rendered inoperable by law enforcement prior to his arrest outside the Capitol. But MacBride stated that El Khalifi planned to use the weapon to shoot at U.S. Capitol Police in order to gain entrance to the building.
"He absolutely was the real deal," MacBride told reporters of the threat El Khalifi posed. "He believed he was working with an al Qaeda operative."
[Tolo News] Indian police have incarcerated Book 'im, Mahmoud! a key suspect accused of co-ordinating the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed and more than 300 maimed, media reports said Monday.
The Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency quoted unnamed police sources as confirming the arrest of Abu Hamza, also known as Sayed Zabiuddin, an Indian-born member of the Pak Death Eater group Lashkar-e-Taiba ...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains a blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI... Hamza was allegedly one of the handlers based in Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... , Pakistain who issued instructions by telephone to the 10 gunnies as they stormed two luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a restaurant and a train station in Mumbai.
Hamza, who has used a string of aliases, was incarcerated Book 'im, Mahmoud! at Delhi international airport on June 21 when he arrived from the Middle East and he has since been remanded in jug, PTI reported.
Pak national Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only gunman caught alive during the 60-hour assault on Mumbai in November 2008, was handed down a death sentence by the Bombay High Court last year.
PTI described Hamza as the 30-year-old "Hindi tutor" to the gunnies and said that he came from the western state of Maharashtra, of which Mumbai is the capital.
Delhi police spokesmen told AFP they were unable to immediately comment on reports about the arrest.
India blames the Lashkar-e-Taiba Death Eater outfit, which is banned in Pakistain, for training, equipping and financing the Mumbai gunnies with support from "elements" in the Pakistain military.
Pakistain has indicted seven alleged perpetrators over the attacks but their trial, which began in 2009, has been beset by numerous delays triggering Indian accusations that the process is a sham.
The United States in April offered a $10 million reward for information leading to the conviction of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed ...who would be wearing a canvas jacket with very long sleeves anyplace but Pakistain... , the founder of Lashkar-e-Taiba who lives openly in Pakistain and is accused of criminal masterminding the Mumbai attacks.
[Dawn] Gunmen killed three coppers in a drive-by shooting on the outskirts of Quetta on Sunday, police said.
The shooting comes a day after gunnies on cycle of violences rubbed out eight men at a laundry in a busy area of Quetta, the capital of oil- and gas-rich Balochistan ...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it... province, before fleeing.
"Two gunnies riding a cycle of violence opened fire on a police mobile van, killing three coppers," senior local police official, Sikandar Tareen, told AFP.
He said that the incident happened while the coppers were on a routine patrol in the area.
Another local police official Abdul Qayyum also confirmed the incident and casualties.
Police and security forces are frequently attacked in insurgency-plagued Balochistan, which borders Iran and Afghanistan.
There was no claim of responsibility for the latest incident, but Balochistan suffers from religious militancy, sectarian violence between Sunni and Shia Moslems and a separatist insurgency.
[Dawn] At least five people, including two coppers, bit the dust on Sunday in violent incidents of Bloody Karachi ...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous... , DawnNews reported.
People protested on Maripur road after two people were maimed by firing of faceless myrmidons. Traffic and the business activities in the area remained paralysed.
Unidentified men opened fire on the police officials during snap-checking near 'Nagan Chowrangi' in the area of North Bloody Karachi. Sub-inspector Wazir Ali and Constable Rashid bit the dust in the incident. Their dead bodies were taken to Abbasi Shaheed hospital.
A tortured dead body was found from the area of 'Pak colony' near 'Mewa Shah' graveyard. According to the police officials the dead body was a few days older.
Two hand-tied dead bodies were found from the bushes in the jurisdiction of Manghopir cop shoppe. Police officials said that both men were kidnapped and tortured before they were killed.
A man, named Aslam, received bullet wounds near Baldia graveyard. The man departed this vale of tears and passed away.
A dead-body of a woman was found in the area of Bahar Colony.
Syrian border forces on Sunday confronted "terrorists" who had infiltrated from Turkey and killed several of them, the official Syrian state news agency said. ... and if you can't believe the state news agency who can you believe? The agency did not give further details. Turkey said on Sunday one of its military aircraft shot down by Syria on Friday had been attacked without warning, and declared it would formally consult with NATO ...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all.... allies on a reaction.
[Iran Press TV] Armed groups have targeted an oil pipeline in the eastern Syria city of Dayr al-Zawr, but there is no immediate report of casualties.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since mid-March 2011. The violence has claimed the lives of hundreds of people, including many security forces.
While the West and the Syrian opposition say the government is responsible for the killings, Damascus ...The place where Pencilneck hangs his brass hat... blames ''outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups'' for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
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