From across the pond. A couple of neo-radicals having their Bill Ayres and Bernardine Dohrn moment of fun. (A footnote: OWS was supported by Barack Hussein Obama and other prominent Donks.).
The daughter of a prominent New York doctor and her Occupy Wall Street-organizer boyfriend were arrested after police discovered an explosive used for making bombs and a cache of weapons in their upscale New York City apartment, it was claimed. But Michael Bloomberg is more concerned about sugary soft drinks...
Morgan Gliedman, 27, and Aaron Greene, 31, were taken away from their home in Manhattan's pricey Greenwich Village on Saturday. Gliedman, who is nine months pregnant, is the daughter of a top Brooklyn cancer doctor and was educated at the Dalton School, an exclusive New York prep school attended by the likes of Anderson Cooper and Claire Danes. Makes sense. It's usually the children of the wealthy and powerful who have the idle time to become radicalized by the codswollop they learn at elite schools...
Greene went to Harvard University for his undergraduate degree and did graduate work at the Kennedy School of Government there, as well. Like I was just saying... The New York Post reports that police found seven grams of HMTD, a high explosive powder that was reportedly used in the 2005 London Underground bombings.
Officers discovered bomb-making instructions, including one document titled 'The Terrorist Encyclopedia,' according to the newspaper. Bill Ayers would be so proud...
Greene was held without bail after he appeared in state court in Manhattan on Sunday. Gliedman, who was nine months pregnant when she was arrested, went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl named Melanie, police said. She was hospitalized and had not yet appeared in court.
Authorities said both defendants had drug problems.
"The whole situation's sad," said attorney Lisa Pelosi, who represented Greene. She declined further comment. Greene is due back in court Friday.
Police went to the apartment in Manhattan's Greenwich Village on Saturday morning with a search warrant stemming from a possible credit card fraud by Gliedman, after a tip warning authorities of explosives inside the home. The tip came from a couple who had met Greene and Gliedman in Washington Square Park recently, and said they noticed the cache when they went to their apartment a few weeks ago, Kelly said.
I can see it now. Mummy and daddy's hired big money mouthpiece, "Members of the jury, he was a Svengali! who manipulated a naive, impressionable young woman! She lived in fear of him! She couldn't leave!"
10 years probation. Tommy Harvard pulls 20 to life at Attica...The End.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
Pregnant and stupid. Too bad kids usually inherit those genes if they live long enough.
Posted by: Jack is Back! ||
She's 8-1/2 months pregnant and is "travelling across Central Asia" with hubby?!
What the hell is WRONG with her? What's wrong with her husband?
If she didn't want the kid, she could have gotten an abortion months ago in Canada, or the U.S. Instead she takes off for Afghanistan to get a full-term abortion of her child, her husband, and herself.
Stupid, stupid, stupid. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara ||
THAT is totally INSANE. Low-information travelers? Maybe they thought they could go on a peace mission... Maybe they believed O and decided to take a tour on how much those countries have improved under the lecherous eye of Hillary and DickTater O.
Sure hope they get out safely. Will have some TRUE tales to tell a waiting media... uhmm, wouldn't count on ever hearing any of it.
Most significant skirmish since start of Syrian revolution.
Jordanian civilians living near the border with Syria reported heavy festivities between the Jordanian and Syrian armies late Saturday night, during which the Syrian army allegedly crossed the border and used attack helicopters.
Residents of Ramtha, located 2 miles from the Syrian border, told the Islamist Jordanian daily As-Sabeel that they flocked to their rooftops to view the heavy exchange of fire near the Ramtha border crossing around midnight Sunday morning. No report of military festivities appeared in the Jordanian mainstream media.
One Syrian shell landed near a mosque in Ramtha, Qatari news channel Al-Jazeera ... an Arab news network headquartered in Qatar, notorious for carrying al-Qaeda press releases. The name means the Peninsula, as in the Arabian Peninsula. In recent years it has settled in to become slightly less biased than MSNBC, in about the same category as BBC or CBS... reported on Sunday, causing Jordanian tanks stationed at the border to return fire towards Syria. Al-Jazeera reported a state of panic among Jordanian residents of the border area, some of whom left their homes after the shelling shattered their windows.
Syrian opposition activists told Al-Jazeera that heavy festivities are raging between forces loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad Scourge of Qusayr... and the Free Syrian Army in the southern Syrian city of Daraa. As-Sabeel speculated that the shelling -- described as the most significant border incident since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011 -- was the result of massive defections from the Syrian Army, which the government was attempting to curb.
Residents of southern Syria have fled southward across the Jordanian border to escape the violent uprising that has plagued the country for 21 months. Nearly 500,000 Syrians have already found refuge in neighboring Jordan.
A Jordanian soldier was killed at the border on October 22 while trying to prevent forces of Evil from infiltrating into Syria. In August, a Jordanian soldier was injured while assisting Syrian refugees fleeing the regime to enter Jordan.
This is what I call news you can really sink your teeth into, a real dog-bites-man story.
Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.
The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.
She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.
Sister Agnes-Mariam de la Croix said: 'His only crime was his brother criticised the rebels, accused them of acting like bandits, which is what they are.'
There have been a growing number of accounts of atrocities carried out by rogue elements of the Syrian Free Army, which opposes dictator Bashar al-Assad and is recognised by Britain and the West as the legitimate leadership.
When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."
In any case, he has almost succeeded in creating an extremist Islamist Sharia-bent Moslem Brotherhood influence/controlled "crescent" around Israel, which is part of the end game.
Previously it was a secular, fascist Arab Nationalist crescent around Israel, which didn't succeed -- repeatedly -- ex-lib. And in those days their economies could much better support warlike ventures. Now they've got serious population issues coupled with food shortages, and in countries like Syria and Libya the common folk are shooting off weaponry at each other instead of toward Israel.
The evolving events collectively known as the Mexican Drug War has had many memorable events, most of them awful, but a few not so much. These events are listed for their impact, not the body count.
5: Reduction of violence in Ciudad Juarez
Not exactly a bleeding lead, but violent crime in Ciudad Juarez in Chihuahua has been reduced by 57 percent from the year before starting last January. Partly due to the efforts of soon-to-be retired Juarez police chief Julian Leyzaola Perez, but mostly because the Juarez cartel can't get top leaders for La Linea, the Juarez Cartel's enforcement wing, as capable as Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, who was detained in August, 2011. His replacements keep getting busted.
4: The death of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano
The death of Lazcano Lazcano in September was a watershed event at least for the Los Zetas drug cartel. He was caught in the open while attending a ball game when a Mexican naval infantry patrol rolled up on the area and was fired on by Lazcano Lazcano's security detail. His death at the hands of Mexican marines was preceded by the death of the nephew of governor of Coahuila Ruben Moreira Valdes, who was attacked on orders of Lazcano Lazcano.
3: The gun battle in Choix in Sinaloa state
A total of 54 bad guys lost their lives last May in and around the northern Sinaloa municipality of Choix, then El Fuerte and later in Guasave, mostly from exchanging gunfire with rival cartel gangs and a few from Mexican security forces. The organizations' shooters came from the Sinaloa, Los Zetas, Beltran-Leyva and Juarez cartels.
2: The (May 13th) Mothers' Day Massacre at Cadereyta, Nuevo Leon
A total of 49 individuals, most of them innocents, were butchered by Los Zetas operatives and found on May 13th at Cadereyta in Nuevo Leon state. On the traditional Mexican Mother's Day another massacre took place where 18 others were butchered in Jalisco state with a number of others escaping capture. The subsequent and public finger pointing was probably one of the precipitating events which led to the split within Los Zetas, only partially resolved with the death of Heriberto Lazcano Lazcano,
1: The election of Enrique Pena Nieto
The return of the Partido Revolucionario Institucional (PRI) was the top story of 2012 in and out of the politics because it presaged a tremendous change in Mexican security policy, if you ask El Presidente, anyway.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Ranburg.com
[Iran Press TV] The Syrian Army has reportedly killed several foreign-sponsored orcs, and confiscated a large cache of Israeli-made weapons from Islamic fascistiattempting to cross into Syria from Jordan. Israeli-made weapons? Oh, noze!
Syrian government forces launched attacks against bully boyz inside and outside the western cities of Idlib and Hama on Sunday and killed a large number of them, the official SANA news agency reported.
The forces also rendered ineffective large supplies of arms, ammunition, and explosives, held by the bully boyz in their hideouts. In addition, the government forces destroyed four locally-made missile launchers.
Also on Sunday, a unit of the Syrian armed forces and border guards ambushed Islamic fascistiattempting to cross into Syria from Jordan near the al-Mataeieh village in the Daraa countryside, and confiscated Israeli-made weapons.
''The seized weapons included Israeli-made Lau missiles, along with various other weapons, munitions, and modern communication devices," a Syrian official said.
The official added that many foreign bad boyz were potted and injured during the raid.
I just used Google to try to find out what a "Lau" missile was and was unsuccessful after three pages, partly because it's used as a US military designation for a wide variety of bolt-to-the-airframe missile launchers for aircraft.
[Fox News] Al Qaeda¬'s branch in Yemen is offering a bounty of gold worth $160,000 to anyone who kills Gerald M. Feierstein, the U.S. ambassador to Yemen.
According to the News Agency that Dare Not be Named, the group announced that it will pay tens of thousands of dollars to anyone who kills the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa or an American soldier in the country.
The group offered 3 kilograms of gold, worth about $160,000, for killing Feierstein, and said it will pay 5 million Yemeni riyals ($23,000) for anyone who kills an American soldier.
The offer is valid for six months, the AP reported.
The bounties were set to "inspire and encourage our Mohammedan nation for jihad," the Al Qaeda statement said, according to the AP.
[Dawn] Lady health workers and other staff of anti-polio ...Poliomyelitis is a disease caused by infection with the poliovirus. Between 1840 and the 1950s, polio was a worldwide epidemic. Since the development of polio vaccines the disease has been largely wiped out in the civilized world. However, since the vaccine is known to make Moslem pee-pees shrink and renders females sterile, bookish, and unsubmissive it is not widely used by the turban and automatic weapons set... campaign have refused to carry out fieldwork in Mohmand tribal region and parts of Swabi district citing threats to their life after recent attacks on vaccination teams 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. , Nowshera and Charsadda districts of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
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[Dawn] A blast at the gate of a cinema house 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. ¬'s Faqirabad area injured one person early on Sunday, DawnNews reported.
The blast occurred at the gate of Shama Cinema near Bacha Khan Chowk in Faqirabad area of Peshawar, according to police sources.
No casualties or major damage was reported after the blast.
A passerby suffered minor injuries as a result of the blast, who was discharged from the hospital after basic medical treatment.
Security forces cordoned off the area as investigations into the incident went underway.
[Libya Herald] Courts in the Jebel Akhdar have temporarily suspended their work in the region until the security situation improves, a local judge told Libyan news agency LANA today.
Chairman Abdul Aziz Mustafa Al-Trabelsi, head of the Court of Appeals for Jebel Akhdar, said that the courts had suspended their work until improvements were made in security arrangements for their buildings and workers. "Please don't let them kill us!"
He said that the poor security situation in Derna was preventing the courts from carrying out their work properly, pointing to threats made against members of the judiciary in recent months.
Al-Trabelsi gave no indication of how long he thought that the courts' work would be suspended for in his statement to LANA today.
[Libya Herald] An kaboom near the Coptic Orthodox Church in Misrata late yesterday evening killed one Egyptian man and left another three injured.
The kaboom, reported to have been caused by a bomb, targeted a services building connected to the church in the city of Misrata, killing the Egyptian national and wounding three others at the same time.
News broke this morning when the Egyptian embassy in 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... received a call from Bishop Timotheus Bishara Adla, head of the church in the Libyan captital, informing them that the church building in Misrata had been targeted by an kaboom, Foreign Ministry front man Amru Rushdi said today.
Egypt's chargé d'affaires in Libya, Hatim Abdel Qader, immediately contacted the Father Marcus Zaghloul, head of the church in Misrata, to check on the welfare of the other church members. The embassy's consul in Misrata, Tariq Dahroug, also visited the church to inspect the damage.
Staff at the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli have contacted the Interior and Foreign Ministries to hold urgent discussions about improving security arrangements around Coptic churches in Libya.
At the moment, it is not known who targeted the church or why they carried out the attack in Misrata yesterday.
[Magharebia] Roughly 2,000 people rallied in Benghazi on Friday (December 28th) to demand that militias made up of former rebels who helped oust Moamer Qadaffy disband and join the army or police, AFP reported.
"Our demands are: dissolve all militias and make their members individually enter the army or police force," activist and law student Bilal Bettamer said at Friday's protest. And we want all pro-Qadaffy and Qadaffy-era criminals to be removed from the police and army. We want to end this stalemate between the army and militias."
Former rebels who have refused to join the security forces insist that the authorities first purge themselves of remnants of the Qadaffy regime.
[Magharebia] The Algerian army killed a terrorist around midnight on Friday (December 28th) in the village of Dar Bouni, 50km east of corpse-littered Boumerdes, El Watan reported. He was ambushed while trying to visit his family. Since the beginning of the year, military operations have eliminated some fifty Orcs and similar vermin in the region.
[Magharebia] Mauritania reportedly arrested a British citizen attempting to cross the desert on foot to join al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in Northern Mali, The Times reported on Saturday (December 29th). The arrest occurred on the border between Mali and Mauritania on Wednesday during his attempt to cross the Sahara desert.
[Al Ahram] Bashir al-Assad regime troops killed at least 397 people on Saturday in what could be Syria's bloodiest day since the beginning of the of the 21-month-old conflict, the opposition Local Coordination Committees (LCC) said on their official Facebook page Sunday.
By the end of Saturday, the LCC managed to document 397 deaders, including more than 20 children and 20 women. Some 227 deaders were reported in Homs, "220 of them were field executed in Deir Balbah," with 62 in Damascus ...Home to a staggering array of terrorist organizations... and its suburbs (10 in Nashabiya), 40 in Aleppo (13 deaders in Tal Refaat ), 22 in Deir Ezzor, "including 15 unidentified bodies," 17 in Daraa, 14 in Hama, 10 in Idlib, and five in Raqqa
The LCC also documented 399 points of shelling in Syria. Some 34 sites were shelled by warplanes, two by white phosphorus bombs, three by vacuum bombs, five by cluster bombs, 152 by heavy calibre artillery, 124 by mortar, and 80 by missiles and rockets.
The Free Syrian Army clashed with regime forces in 112 locations. The FSA shelled several military centres inside Mazzeh Military Airport using domestically-manufactured rockets.
The FSA managed to repel an attack of the regime's army in Darayya. In Daraa, the FSA pushed back a military convoy after their withdrawal from Busr Al-Harir. The FSA also destroyed military equipment of the regime's army.
[Al Ahram] Naval commander Habibollah Sayyari said the "Velayat 91" drills would last until Wednesday across an area of about 1 million square kilometers in the Strait of Hormuz, the Gulf of Oman and northern parts of the Indian Ocean, IRNA said.
Sayyari said the goal of the maneuvers were to show "the armed forces' military capabilities" in defending Iran's borders as well as sending a message of peace and friendship to neighboring countries.
Iranian officials have often said Iran could block the strait - through which 40 percent of the world's sea-borne oil exports pass - if it came under military attack over its disputed nuclear program.
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[Al Ahram] A Bangladeshi court Sunday sentenced five people to death for the murder of a Saudi diplomat in the capital Dhaka in March this year, a senior police official said.
Khalaf al-Ali, 45, the head of Saudi citizen affairs at the embassy, was shot while taking a late-night walk near his home in the city's Gulshan area. He was rushed to hospital where he died three hours later.
"The Speedy Trial Tribunal in Dhaka sentenced five people to death today (Sunday). Four of the convicts were present when the judge gave the verdict," said deputy commissioner of police Anisur Rahman, adding that the fifth had evaded arrest and was sentenced in absentia.
Police had blamed the murder on a mugging incident gone wrong in Dhaka's posh Gulshan district. They enjugged Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! four of the muggers in July and recovered the pistol they used to shoot Ali as well as a car.
The diplomat had been living alone in a rented apartment in Gulshan for several years.
Bangladesh authorities made sure the case was heard by the country's fast-track court, which has sentenced hundreds of people to death for crimes mostly related to Islamic militancy.
Tunisian security forces stormed a house to arrest suspected terrorists on Sunday and a woman was killed in the subsequent shootout, the Interior Ministry said, DPA reported. Five members of the alleged cell were captured alive, one of them injured, during the operation in a poverty-stricken suburb of the capital Tunis.
The ministry said authorities tracked down the group in the house after a tip-off, and one of the group opened fire as officers closed in. The woman was killed in the exchange of fire, it said.
Georgia, Tbilisi, Dec. 30 -- Georgian serviceman Georgy Kikadze, who has been reported missing since December 19, was found dead in Afghanistan on Saturday.
Georgian Minister of Defence Irakliy Alasania told journalists that today is the hard day for him.
"We have informed the family of the deceased, and I personally apologized to the mother of the deceased for being too optimistic commented that Kikadze alive, I condole the family and friends," the minister said, noting that the circumstances of the death of the serviceman will be announced after the investigation.
The Minister stressed that Georgia has a lot of responsibility, taking part in the NATO operation in Afghanistan. 1700 Georgian troops [have served] in Afghanistan. During this time, Georgia lost 21 people dead.
The London-based Arab newspaper Al-Sharq Al-Awsat quoted a high ranking Yemeni Coast Guard official as saying that the navy stopped an Iranian arm ship trying to deliver weapons to the rebels in the country.
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
dominated Mexico for six years.