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India-Pakistan: Mahatma Gandhi & black people
Posted by g(r)omgoru 09/04/2015  16:37 1 Comments 137 words Read the whole thing on page 6
h/t Gates of Vienna
A controversial new book by two South African university professors reveals shocking details about Gandhi's life in South Africa between 1893 and 1914, before he returned to India.

During his stay in South Africa, Gandhi routinely expressed "disdain for Africans," says S. Anand, founder of Navayana, the publisher of the book titled "The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire."

According to the book, Gandhi described black Africans as "savage," "raw" and living a life of "indolence and nakedness," and he campaigned relentlessly to prove to the British rulers that the Indian community in South Africa was superior to native black Africans. The book combs through Gandhi's own writings during the period and government archives and paints a portrait that is at variance with how the world regards him today.
#1: In dhoti and bare feet, austere,
The sacred cow drops its veneer:
"Okay! I'd do violence,
But only to silence
The mooing of Richard Grenier!"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220|| 2015-09-04 20:05 ||Comments

Science & Technology: Russia is Returning to the Moon, Paving the Way for a Crewed Landing
Posted by g(r)omgoru 09/04/2015  13:10 3 Comments 87 words Read the whole thing on page 3
h/t Instapundit
In recent years, Roscosmos has largely concentrated on crewed missions, struggling to get a spaceprobe to its intended destination. But Luna 25 hopes to change that. The moon probe, set to launch in 2024, will mark a return to the moon for Russia, which hasn't landed a probe on the moon since 1976. It's a surveyor for an even bigger goal: a crewed landing and lunar base.
I wonder what form Russian Outreach to Islam would take?
#1: We all remember that who controls the moon controls the earth!

Except Texas.
Posted by: Bobby|| 2015-09-04 13:22 ||Comments

#2: This is like the third time Russia has announced a return to the moon. The other two didn't seem to happen but certainly this one will be on schedule and on budget and isn't just propaganda for Russian consumption.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 14:52 ||Comments

#3: Spend that money Putie!
Posted by: NoMoreBS|| 2015-09-04 19:40 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Benghazi panel to interview more of Clinton's inner circle
Posted by Besoeker 09/04/2015  10:11 6 Comments 576 words Read the whole thing on page 1
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of a congressional panel investigating the deadly Benghazi attacks said Friday that a member of Hillary Rodham Clinton's inner circle could provide key insight into how the State Department maintained its presence in Libya prior to the 2012 attack.

Jake Sullivan, a former policy director and deputy chief of staff under Clinton at the State Department, arrived early Friday for what is expected to be a daylong session of testimony.

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., the committee's chairman, said Sullivan was in a "unique position" to talk about how U.S. policy in Libya required the State Department to have a physical presence in the country. Sullivan is currently a top policy aide on Clinton's presidential campaign.

Mike Morrell, the CIA's former deputy director, likely will be the next witness to appear before the panel, Gowdy told reporters.

Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for the 2016 nomination, has been dogged by criticism about her use of a private email server for government business during her tenure as secretary of state, and she has struggled to explain her decision.

The panel that was established to investigate Benghazi has gotten immersed, as well, in the controversy surrounding Clinton's email proclivities.

Cheryl Mills, Clinton's former chief of staff, answered questions for the panel for 9½ hours on Thursday. Few details were released, but knowledgeable officials said lawmakers asked Mills about her role in preparing "talking points" for administration officials following the 2012 attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

Gowdy said Friday that Mills answered all of their questions in a professional manner and that inquiries which focused on a private email server Clinton used while serving as secretary of state, including its set-up, came only later in the session.

"Our committee is the committee on Benghazi. It's not the committee on emails," Gowdy said.

Democrats called on Republicans to disband the committee. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the panel, wrote in an op-ed in The New York Times that it had become "little more than a partisan tool to influence the presidential race, a dangerous precedent that will haunt Congress for decades."

"Whatever their original purpose, the Select Committee's leaders appear no longer to have any interest in Benghazi, except as the tragic events of that day may be used as a cudgel against the likely Democratic nominee for president," he said.

Mills, a lawyer who has worked for former President Bill Clinton, said after Thursday's meeting that she was treated with professional courtesy and respect.

"Ultimately the tragedy in Benghazi was about the loss of (four) individuals dear to the State Department and dear to this country," Mills said. "We honor them by remembering what happened and doing our best to make sure it doesn't happen again."

Gowdy said Mills' session would be treated as classified and declined to answer any specific questions.

Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the committee, called for Gowdy and committee Republicans to release a transcript of Mills' testimony as soon as possible, so the public can learn what questions were asked and how they were answered.

The request to release the transcript was unlikely to be granted, Gowdy said, noting that much of what was discussed related to national security.
#1: The Canada Free Press has a fairly good summary of this security debacle. Canada Free Press. It's possible that Obama and Hilarity both believe in Soros "No Borders" OWG and they extend this concept to security and emails as well. Maybe that is why she was so sloppy. As the candidate said about Benghazi: "What difference does it make?" Well the difference is that Russians, Chinese, and radical Islamics may have hacked her unencrypted personal server. Four good people died is the difference.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 11:22 ||Comments

#2: Mills also sanitized recommended "changes" in the "independent" ARB Benghazi Report :

But raising alarms on the right, Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff at the State Department, also told the House Select Committee on Benghazi that she reviewed and made suggestions for changes to the government’s official, final report on what happened in Benghazi, according to a separate, GOP source familiar with what she said.

The source said it “call[s] into question the ‘independence’” of the report’s conclusions. …

One of the biggest surprises to the right was that she said she made suggestions to change state’s accountability review board report. The report was supposed to be independent from state officials that may be involved, and the GOP argues top officials should not have had input, long questioning how independent the findings were.

It doesn’t call it into question; Mills’ testimony debunks the claim of independence altogether. That should have been disregarded from the beginning. Let’s not forget that Ambassador Thomas Pickering decided early on to focus on those below the political-appointment rank in the ARB’s investigation, never bothering to interview people like Patrick Kennedy, the undersecretary of State whose responsibilities included facility security. Now we find out that Pickering apparently ran the report by Mills for her approval and editing, which a truly independent investigation would hardly do. It’s yet another reason for a Congressional investigation into Benghazi, and the Libya policies that led up to it.
Posted by: Frank G|| 2015-09-04 11:28 ||Comments

#3: Four good people died is the difference.

Sorry to tell you this JQC but to the members of this regime this makes no difference whatsoever.

Unless there is some direct immediate personal effect on them there attitude is "So what?"

Iran gets the bomb? So what.
Israel gets nuked? So what.
Russia captures the Ukraine, the Baltics and Finland? So what.
China takes Taiwan and moves on Japan? So what.
They get brought into court? OMG THIS IS A REVOLUTION CALL OUT THE ARMY!!!
Posted by: AlanC|| 2015-09-04 13:02 ||Comments

#4: It's not so much a "so what' as "check off another milestone requirement" All is proceeding according to plan.
Posted by: Rex Mundi|| 2015-09-04 13:35 ||Comments

#5: It's possible that Obama and Hilarity both believe in Soros "No Borders" OWG and they extend this concept to security and emails as well. Maybe that is why she was so sloppy.

Never attribute to conspiracy theory what can be explained by sheer venality.
Posted by: Pappy|| 2015-09-04 14:40 ||Comments

#6: I forget the rule exactly, but I believe so-called "impeachment" doesn't apply to current or former Fed-level Agency heads, only to the PRESIDENCY???

SecState Hillary had no formal authority to send in, or NOT send in, any Benghazi relief force widout the Bammer's consent.
Posted by: JosephMendiola|| 2015-09-04 21:14 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Edward Snowden says Hillary Clinton 'ridiculous' to think emails were secure
Posted by Besoeker 09/04/2015  08:53 2 Comments 231 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[The Guardian] Edward Snowden has branded as "completely ridiculous" the idea that Hillary Clinton's personal email server was secure while she was secretary of state.
Systems Subject Matter Expert Mr. Edward Snowden who now resides in Moscow.
The National Security Agency whistleblower was speaking in an interview with Al-Jazeera.

In 2014, Clinton accused Snowden of inadvertently helping terrorists. Since then she has toned down such criticism and said the NSA needs to be more transparent.

On Thursday, Snowden was asked what he would say to Clinton now that she is being investigated for sending emails containing classified information while using a private server.

"This is a problem," Snowden said, "because anyone who has the clearances that the secretary of state has, or the director of any top-level agency has, knows how classified information should be handled."

He added: "If an ordinary worker at the State Department or the CIA ... were sending details about the security of embassies, which is alleged to be in her email, meetings with private government officials, foreign government officials and the statements that were made to them in confidence over unclassified email systems, they would not only lose their jobs and lose their clearance, they would very likely face prosecution for it."
Who should know more about classified traffic, leaks, hacking, espionage, and treason.
#1: Who should know more about classified traffic, leaks, hacking, espionage, and treason.

The Champ who is ratting her out?
Posted by: Bobby|| 2015-09-04 13:24 ||Comments

#2: "because anyone who has the clearances that the secretary of state has, or the director of any top-level agency has, knows how classified information should be handled."

Ironic, no?
Posted by: Pappy|| 2015-09-04 14:00 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Will Hillary Clinton's Emails Burn the White House ?
Posted by Besoeker 09/04/2015  08:41 11 Comments 277 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[Daily Beast] Counterintelligence specialists suspect that the former secretary of state wasn't the only member of the Obama administration emailing secrets around.
Noooooooo! Please say it isn't so.
Hillary Clinton's email problems are already causing headaches for her presidential campaign. But within American counterintelligence circles, there's a mounting sense that the former secretary of state may not be the only Obama administration official in trouble. This is a scandal that has the potential to spread to the White House, as well.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation can be expected to be tight-lipped, especially because this highly sensitive case is being handled by counterintelligence experts from Bureau headquarters a few blocks down Pennsylvania Avenue from the White House, not by the FBI's Washington Field Office. That will ensure this investigation gets the needed "big picture" view, since even senior FBI agents at any given field office may only have a partial look at complex counterintelligence cases.

And this most certainly is a counterintelligence matter. There's a widely held belief among American counterspies that foreign intelligence agencies had to be reading the emails on Hillary's private server, particularly since it was wholly unencrypted for months. "I'd fire my staff if they weren't getting all this," explained one veteran Department of Defense counterintelligence official, adding: "I'd hate to be the guy in Moscow or Beijing right now who had to explain why they didn't have all of Hillary's email." Given the widespread hacking that has plagued the State Department, the Pentagon, and even the White House during Obama's presidency, senior counterintelligence officials are assuming the worst about what the Russians and Chinese know.
#1: Given the widespread hacking that has plagued the State Department, the Pentagon, and even the White House during Obama's presidency, senior counterintelligence officials are assuming the worst about what the Russians and Chinese know.

"Assuming the worst" or examining worst case scenarios is SOP in this line of work. Attempts at remediation demand this approach.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2015-09-04 08:49 ||Comments

#2: Obama is moving the chess (or checkers) pieces around. I'll bet he senses the danger to himself from the Hillary investigation. He will try to control the investigation very closely but without his fingerprints on it. I look for Slow Joe to be put forth as the Donk candidate in 2016. That provides some safety down the road in case he has to pull and Nixon and seek a pardon from Biden. Purely speculation but who knows.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 09:55 ||Comments

#3: IMA looking for a WikiLeaks type of disclosure. I suspect we could see something like that coming around the corner very soon.
Posted by: Besoeker|| 2015-09-04 10:06 ||Comments

#4: One can only hope for what is a patriot in the ranks of the FBI if Champ tries to muzzle the truth about what this uncovers. How deep the I fear the rot goes scares me.
Posted by: NoMoreBS|| 2015-09-04 12:04 ||Comments

#5: JQC if only I could share your optimistic outlook (what O intends to leave)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2015-09-04 13:04 ||Comments

Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2015-09-04 13:06 ||Comments

#7: >senior counterintelligence officials are assuming the worst about what the Russians and Chinese know.

If MI6 in the U.K. weren't peeking they should be sacked too!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2015-09-04 13:07 ||Comments

#8: Assange will be Hillary's worst nightmare.
Posted by: dk70 the scantily clad|| 2015-09-04 13:11 ||Comments

#9: If the counterintellegence people don't know the contents of her emails by now they aren't very good at their jobs. Our allies seem to know. Our enemies seem to know.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 14:51 ||Comments

#10: Hillibeast's next defense? It was all a disinformation campaign to mislead our allies enemies.
Posted by: Lonzo Ebbish3359|| 2015-09-04 16:24 ||Comments

#11: If we are lucky, both will go down in flames.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 19:07 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: TN Gov't Official Indicted For Allegedly Trading Cookies for Nookie
Posted by Besoeker 09/04/2015  08:04 3 Comments 164 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[Daily Caller] Tennessee state officials announced Thursday that they have arrested state Department of Human Services Eligibility Counselor Alfred Awonuga for allegedly trading food stamps for sex.

In his role, Awonuga was responsible for deciding if a person was eligible for food stamps. An investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) found he used his authority to coercive individuals into having sex with him. This included some not otherwise eligible to receive benefits.

"Awonuga used his position to attempt to get a participant in the state's food assistance program to have sex with him in exchange for benefits," a press release from TBI detailed. "Agents further learned Awonuga manipulated the program in a separate incident by obtaining benefits for an applicant who would otherwise not be eligible in an attempt to get the participant to have sex with him.
#1: A solid Irish name, there...
Posted by: M. Murcek|| 2015-09-04 14:42 ||Comments

#2: Imagine what it will be like when the government has total control over healthcare.

What's the point of power if you can't abuse it, amirite?
Posted by: charger|| 2015-09-04 16:56 ||Comments

#3: I see a bright future for him in the United Nation's 'Food to Nookie' program...
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2015-09-04 17:16 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: 12 Shot Dead, 13 Wounded in Chicago Since Tuesday Night
Posted by Besoeker 09/04/2015  07:46 8 Comments 280 words Read the whole thing on page 3
[Breitbart] According to the Chicago Tribune, the various shootings "began shortly before midnight Tuesday when a 16-year-old boy was killed in the Lawndale neighborhood... [and] about a half-hour later and about 3 miles away, a 25-year-old man was killed." Approximately two hours after that, two men were killed in Uptown.

In addition to these deaths, a 16-year-old boy, 14-year-old girl, and 42-year-old woman were shot and wounded on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, the killing began early with a 25-year-old man shot and killed just after midnight. "Two men were shot to death in the Uptown neighborhood" shortly after 2 a.m. Another man was killed, and two were wounded around 9 a.m.

The shooting continued throughout the day, including the death of a 19-year-old around 9:45 p.m. and the death of a 23-year-old man around 11:35 p.m. The last shooting incident--the last shooting incident reported by the Tribune--occurred at 12:15 a.m. Thursday, when a "20-year-old man was seriously wounded in a shooting around in the Oakland neighborhood on the South Side."

It should be noted that Chicago has some of the strictest gun controls in the country. Gun stores are only allowed in a very small percentage of the city, and those sales are recorded by law. The LA Times reports that Chicago also "bans [gun] sales at gun shows within the city limits," and Breitbart News has previously reported that Chicago has the very gun and ammo tax that Seattle just enacted as a means of fighting gun violence.

It should also be noted that Chicago has an "assault weapons" ban.
#1: Well, just think how many fluffy bunnies and baby ducks would have been wacked if honest, law-abiding citizens were actually allowed to own the horrible weapons!

Actually, I think all the law-abiding citizens moved out to the suburbs a long time ago. Only the Democrats, voting in every election, whether dead or alive, remain.
Posted by: Bobby|| 2015-09-04 08:02 ||Comments

#2: The obvious solution is to go to the house of every registered gun owner and confiscate their guns. Since the police know exactly who owns guns, this should be easy. That will immediately end this carnage.

High city officials and their private bodyguards will be exempt, of course.

Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 2015-09-04 08:59 ||Comments

#3: You've got to wonder if black lives really matter? Little is done about black on black murders. No protests, no chants, no outrage, no marching on Washington.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 11:25 ||Comments

#4: How are these people able to stay up so late on a school/work night? They must be tired when they have to get up first thing in the morning to go to work or school all eager and chipper....
Posted by: Frank G|| 2015-09-04 12:53 ||Comments

#5: Nothing a blunt and MONSTER won't fix, Frank.
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2015-09-04 13:07 ||Comments

#6: For a very detailed account of murders in this demoncratic city go to:
How's that gun ban working for you Mayor Rob?
Posted by:|| 2015-09-04 16:23 ||Comments

Posted by: Count Galeazzo Slineting3327|| 2015-09-04 16:24 ||Comments

#8: Need More Midnight Basketball...
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2015-09-04 17:14 ||Comments

Israel-Palestine-Jordan: Column One: A glorious defeat
Posted by g(r)omgoru 09/04/2015  06:48 0 Comments 321 words Read the whole thing on page 4
[Jpost] Sometimes you have to fight battles you cannot win because fighting -- regardless of the outcome -- advances a larger cause.

Israel's fight against the nuclear deal the major powers, led by US President Barack Obama concluded with Iran was such a battle.

The battle's futility became clear on July 20, just six days after it was concluded in Vienna.

On July 20, the US administration anchored the deal -- which paves the way for Iran to become a nuclear power and enriches the terrorism-sponsoring ayatollahs to the tune of $150 billion -- in a binding UN Security Council resolution. Once the resolution passed, the deal became unstoppable.

Most of the frozen funds that comprise the $150b. would have been released regardless of congressional action. And the nonproliferation regime the US developed over the past 70 years was upended the moment the deal was concluded in Vienna.

The fight in Congress itself probably couldn't have succeeded even if the administration hadn't made an end run around the lawmakers at the Security Council.

After Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, passed the law obligating Obama to secure the support of a mere third of the members of either House to implement his nuclear deal, its implementation was a foregone conclusion. The US Constitution gives sole power to approve international treaties to the Senate and requires a minimum of two-thirds approval for passage. Corker turned the Constitution on its head when he went forward with his bill. Far from curbing Obama's executive overreach, Corker gave Obama unprecedented power to enact his radical, reckless nuclear agenda.

So if the fight against the deal was doomed to fail, why did the Israeli government decide to fight it for all it was worth? And why is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu still fighting it even though there is no longer any way to stop Obama from enabling Iran to sprint across the nuclear finish line?

Home Front: Politix: The Clinton/Obama Political Death Match
Posted by g(r)omgoru 09/04/2015  06:02 10 Comments 206 words Read the whole thing on page 6
[PJMedia] Poor Hillary Clinton can't seem to catch a break.

It's been over six months since the nation first heard about the former secretary of State's unusual email arrangement, but unlike Obama's various and sundry scandals, her email scandal refuses to go away.

Six months is a long time in the life of an Obama scandal. It only took two months, for instance, for the IRS scandal to morph from "an outrage" that is "inexcusable" to a "phony scandal" trumped up by Republicans trying to score "political points." The MSM let that happen. They know how to drop a story when it's inconvenient, but they hang on like a dog on a bone if it helps further a leftist agenda.

What is the agenda here?

Every day brings new revelations about Clinton's malfeasance.

...They are in a political death match, for their own futures, and the future of the party, the Obama revolution and the country. It won't end until one side is destroyed.
We know who, or rather what, is sure to be destroyed in the process
#1: Would it be wrong to hope and pray that BOTH sides are destroyed?
Posted by: AlanC|| 2015-09-04 07:53 ||Comments

Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy|| 2015-09-04 09:18 ||Comments

#3: A Judge Napolitano Rantburg post from yesterday.

DV's comment to the above:
#6 If true, most of the leaders of this corrupt government need to be shot for treason. We the people have been completely and utterly betrayed if even a fraction of this proves true.
Posted by DarthVader

Bits and pieces of the puzzle in support of DV's observation and comment:

Congressman Mike Rogers wife's resignation from UK's Aegis LLC and employment with a legal firm was probably one of the first indicators. Rogers alleged obstruction of the Benghazi committee and subsequent resignation from Congress was the second indicator. Scrolling back a bit, another indicator includes the redeployment of the UK's Blue Mountain Security Program Manager (PM) a week before the Benghazi attack.

Whatever the program in play in Benghazi before the attack, one must assume MI6 was fully cognizant of events leading up to and following the attack. The Blue Mountain PM's rather abrupt departure is undoubtedly a key element in discovery. Exactly how Blue Mountain obtained the Foggy Bottom contract is yet another element. Of course that circle appears to lead back to Mrs. Rogers and Co.

Yes, the diaper is soiled. It's been soiled for a very long time now.

Posted by: Besoeker|| 2015-09-04 09:21 ||Comments

#4: I'm seeing a good deal of "crony justice" these days. Maybe we will see two evil entities destroy each other--we will all be better off.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 10:19 ||Comments

#5: Hopefully we will look back at the Obama years as the cancer years. The US was almost allowed to die in order to finally kill/discredit the Marxist idiocy that has done so much damage to the country. Hopefully the patient will have enough strength to get back to normal once the cancer is gone in 2016.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 11:56 ||Comments

#6: Hopefully we will look back at the Obama years as the cancer years.

The cancer isn't going to cut itself out. It is going to have to be done, and you can be sure that the cancerous elements are going to resist their removal. Time is running out, it may be too late already. The metastasizing of the cancer began decades ago, I fear the cure will also be the death. I'm on the verge of saying the Republic is dead.
Posted by: Spinesing Gray3122|| 2015-09-04 12:49 ||Comments

#7: Hopefully we will look back at the Obama years as the cancer years.

Not HIV years?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2015-09-04 13:07 ||Comments

#8: Well the patient has two slightly different forms of cancer and the two are battling it out right now while the patient (hopefully) is starting to recognize the cancer for what it is.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 14:46 ||Comments

Posted by: Count Galeazzo Slineting3327|| 2015-09-04 16:27 ||Comments

#10: The Campaign for POTUS 2017 doesn't begin until January 2016 - PLENTY OF TIME YET FOR ALL SIDES.

How far the US is willing to tolerate POTUS Obama's "red lines" depends on how far the Bammer + aligned OWG Globies desire the "weak/declining" US to unilaterally = self-retreat across the World.

Espec out here in East Asia-Pacific aka Guam-WESTPAC where the presently facadial or superficially, post-911 Pert, MSM-Net affirmed "weak/declining" US for US-led Anti-US OWG-NWO may yet devol into a DE FACTO


Imposed their Enemy's brand of Socialism, NOT thier own or the kind they wanted.


An "OOOOPPPS" the US = Non-Muslim World may NEVER RECOVER from.
Posted by: JosephMendiola|| 2015-09-04 20:37 ||Comments

Home Front: Culture Wars: Plain omelette. No potatoes. Tomatoes, instead
Posted by g(r)omgoru 09/04/2015  04:38 1 Comments 445 words Read the whole thing on page 4
[PJMedia] Some years ago the US Armed Forces tried to build an operational doctrine around the idea that war and conflict occurred in human structures, rather than in geographical places. "The Human Terrain System (HTS) is a United States Army, Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) support program employing personnel from the social science disciplines -- such as anthropology, sociology, political science, regional studies and linguistics -- to provide military commanders and staff with an understanding of the local population (i.e. the "human terrain") in the regions in which they are deployed."

It tried to understand war as a human phenomenon. Although the program as designed was a flawed and terminated in 2014 there was some merit to its core insight. People, not things, drive conflict. When we read in the papers that refugees are "fleeing from Syria" or Libya; when the Guardian proclaims that "Gaza could soon become uninhabitable, UN report predicts", one must ask: are they running from the rocks and the very air? Or are they running from the Human Terrain?

The question applies not just to Gaza, but whole swathes of the Middle East and North Africa which may soon become "uninhabitable". It would be useful to know why. The reason millions are fleeing is not because they prefer the climate or landscape in Germany but because they prefer the institutions. The Human Terrain is better in Germany and so the populations of MENA are embarked upon a wholesale relocation.

That was not always the case. Seventy years ago the refugees were running all the other way. In 1944 the Human Terrain in Europe sucked. What the victorious Allies did was alter the institutions, the culture, the zeitgeist. Once they did that, war went away. There are now new institutions that are far different from the old.

But the basic laws of institutional behavior remain, one of the most important is that organizations can only do what is in their repertoire. Bureaucracies are like jukeboxes. They can't play what's not on the list. One of the most striking examples of this is the scene in the 1970s movie, Five Easy Pieces. in which the character played by Jack Nicholson unsuccessfully tries to order breakfast items in a diner which are scattered in different parts of the menu. He simply couldn't get a "plain omelette. No potatoes. Tomatoes, instead".
That's also explains why they, suddenly, love Iran. Since stopping refugees flood is impossible without shedding fundamental part of their ideology (all Peoples are equal), they're clutching at straws: "Maybe Iran can restore stability" (or, at least, nuclear war can cut down the numbers of refugees).
#1: After the disenchanted leave, "all Peoples are equal"
Posted by: Skidmark|| 2015-09-04 13:10 ||Comments

Europe: Hungary opens door to trains for migrants, but only to refugee camps
Posted by trailing wife 09/04/2015  00:03 6 Comments 187 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[IsraelTimes] Hundreds of distressed people refuse to disembark after arriving at refugee centers for asylum seekers; voyages to Germany, Austria canceled

Hungary's dilemma was really "a German problem. Nobody would like to stay in Hungary. All of them would like to go to Germany."
Thousands of people desperate to reach Western Europe rushed into a Budapest train station Thursday after police ended a two-day blockade, setting off a wave of anger and confusion as hundreds shoved their way onto a waiting train. But when it tried to drop them off at a Hungarian camp for asylum seekers, a bitter showdown began.

One man threw his wife and infant son onto the tracks, screaming in Arabic, "We won't move from here!" Police surrounded the prone family, pulled the husband away and handcuffed him as he wailed. His wife and diaper-clad boy -- apparently uninjured despite their stumbling descent onto the tracks -- were freed and allowed to rejoin other migrants.
#1: Enough of this.

If Germany wants to offer safe haven for the trojan horse, they transport it instead of letting this spread all through Europe.

This Holocaust is not Germany's fault. But opening a path for more un-checked "refugees" is.

Close this now and make Islamic Nations take their place to relieve what THEY have created.

Islam created this, Moslems must deal with it.

Show them the respect to enforce their "Pillars" and end the draw from wars they only stop if they also have to pay.

Stop listening to liberals, ever.
Liberals are Evils enablers. Not fit to govern, ever.

Get back to Law and Order, or you shall have none.
Posted by: newc|| 2015-09-04 00:41 ||Comments

#2: Only those Refugees-Migrants accepted into formal Refugee Camps are repor being allowed on the trains - the rest seemingly have to stay behnd in the train stations until they are formally processed, deported = returned home, or otherwise can prove their selection to camp.

A number of Refugees-Migrants are repor vowing that they will never accept or tolerate being placed into Refugee Camps.


[Once agin, TOM CRUISE'S "EDGE OF TOMORROW" + "INTERSTELLAR" 1960's-70's = 2014 Movies here].




Posted by: JosephMendiola|| 2015-09-04 00:48 ||Comments

#3: Why aren't they going to the refugee camps in KSA or Indonesia or Malaysia or Egypt or one or more of the 'stans??

Yes that was both rhetorical and sarcastic.
Posted by: AlanC|| 2015-09-04 07:36 ||Comments

#4: These are not migrants they are criminal invaders.

The MSM are calling them refugees! Their lies are getting deafening.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles|| 2015-09-04 13:03 ||Comments

#5: All aboard. This way to the egress!
Posted by: Lonzo Ebbish3359|| 2015-09-04 16:20 ||Comments

#6: If you think of Angela Merkel as a German version of Valerie Jarrett these events do begin to make sense.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660|| 2015-09-04 16:26 ||Comments

Europe: Spain Senate Approves Permanent U.S. Military Base
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May it prove very useful.
[AnNahar] The Spanish Senate on Tuesday approved the establishment of a permanent force of 2,200 U.S. Marines based in southern Spain, who can be swiftly deployed to crises in Africa.

The U.S. already has a rapid reaction force of about 800 troops at Moron de la Frontera, near Seville, who were deployed temporarily in the wake of the 2012 attack on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, eastern Libya.

The upper house of parliament, which is controlled by the governing conservative PP party, approved by a large majority an amendment to a Spain-U.S. defense treaty to increase the force and make it permanent.

The Senate's approval was the last legislative hurdle the amendment needed to clear before becoming law.

The Spanish government said in May that 2,200 Marines plus 500 civilian staff would man the base, with 26 aircraft. It will also have capacity to receive 800 more military personnel and 14 aircraft on temporary deployments.

The two countries signed the accord in June, amending a 1988 defense partnership.

The main mission of the Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response unit will be to protect U.S. embassies in Africa, evacuate civilians in difficulty, or intervene in conflicts or humanitarian crises.

It will come under the U.S. military command for Africa (AFRICOM) which is based in Stuttgart, Germany.

The U.S. Ambassador in Spain, James Costos, thanked Spain for hosting the base which he said "governs our cooperation in the defense of our two nations", in a statement on Tuesday.

He said the base "protects citizens and facilities of the United States, Spain, and other NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
Allies in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East."
#1: Kinda a few years late and 4 diplomats short....
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2015-09-04 01:51 ||Comments

#2: Creating a base in Spain is a sure indication that no site is considered safe for the basing of US troops in the eastern Mahgrib or Sahil. It sure seems that this is an effort to protect our Moroccan (putative) ally.
Posted by: Clomp Omagum5939|| 2015-09-04 08:39 ||Comments

#3: It sure seems that this is an effort to protect our Moroccan (putative) ally

Well, there is that little thing called a 'strait' between Spain and Morocco that's the gateway to the Med. Shame if somebody placed, say, C-802 antiship missiles on the Moroccan side.

Likely also Tunisia.
Posted by: Pappy|| 2015-09-04 13:57 ||Comments

Africa North: Blasts in Egypt's Sinai injure six peacekeepers, including four Americans: Pentagon
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[AlAhram] Six soldiers including four Americans were maimed on Thursday in two blasts in northeast Sinai caused by improvised bombs, the Pentagon said.

The Multinational Force and Observer peacekeepers were evacuated "by air to a medical facility where all are receiving treatment for non-life-threatening injuries," Captain Jeff Davis said in a statement.

The four Americans were struck by the second blast as they were en route to help the soldiers hurt in the first, according to Major Roger Cabiness.

The MFO was created as a result of the 1979 peace treaty between Egypt and Israel and is based in Sinai, the peninsula that lies between Israel, the Gazoo Strip and the Suez Canal. About 650 Americans are currently assigned to the force, Cabiness said.

Israel has called on Egypt to crack down on growing lawlessness in the Sinai, which has become a hideout for jihadi groups opposed to Israel.

Cabiness said the Pentagon remains concerned about the deteriorating security conditions in the region.

"We are considering what, if any, additional measures might be needed to ensure force protection. This includes bringing in additional equipment if necessary," he told Rooters.
#1: This was bound to happen. The Multinational Force and Observers raison d'etre no longer exists. For a quarter-century it did its job well and patrolled the three Sinai zones dictated by the Camp David accords. It should have been finished off the day Morsi and the Brotherhood came to power in Egypt. The MFO base, located south of El Arish is a sitting duck. Given the Israel-Egypr rapprochement in the Sinai the MFO Gorah Base should be assumed by the Egyptian military. It would save US taxpayers a substantial sum.
Posted by: Clomp Omagum5939|| 2015-09-04 08:14 ||Comments

Africa North: Egyptian court sentences 25 Morsi supporters to life in prison
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[AlAhram] A Sohag criminal court convicted and sentenced on Thursday 25 Morsi supporters to life in prison on multiple counts of murder and the arson of a church in 2013 following the violent dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in Nahda and Rabaa squares by security forces.

The court also sentenced 67 defendants in the same case to 15 years in prison while 27 others received ten-year sentences, all of which can be appealed.

The defendants were found guilty on a number of charges, including the torching of Mar Gerges Church in Upper Egypt's Sohag governorate.

The prosecution accused the defendants in the case of a number of crimes including the murder of 15 people and the attempted murder of three others.

Fifty-five defendants were sentenced in absentia. Information has not been released about their current location.

Dozens of churches across Egypt, especially in Upper Egypt, were torched by angry mobs as part of a wave of violence that hit the country following the bloody dispersal of the pro-Morsi sit-ins in August 2013.

Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Iran Leader Says Nuclear Deal Rests on Lifting Sanctions
Posted by trailing wife 09/04/2015  00:00 2 Comments 563 words Read the whole thing on page 2
[AnNahar] Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned anew Thursday that there could be no nuclear deal with the West if sanctions imposed on Tehran are not lifted.

Khamenei, who has the last say in matters of policy, also said he believes Iran's parliament (majlis) should make up its own mind about landmark July 14 deal struck with six world powers.

"I believe... that it is not in the interest of the majlis to be sidelined," Khamenei said.

"I have no recommendation for the majlis on how it should examine it; it is up to the representatives of the nation to decide whether to reject or ratify it".

Khamenei's comments, published on his personal website, come as a debate rages in Iran over whether the majlis should ratify or reject the deal.

Most U.S. politicians oppose it, but President Barack Obama
I am the change that you seek...
has enough backers in the Senate to uphold his certain veto of any congressional resolution disapproving it.

The majlis announced in mid-August the makeup of a 15-member panel largely composed of conservative politicians to review the historic deal.

But the government and the deal's negotiators believe a parliamentary vote is not in the best interest of Iran, arguing that it would transform a voluntary promise made by Tehran into a legal obligation.

Iran's parliament and the U.S. Congress need to vote -- in the coming weeks -- on the agreement struck in Vienna before it can be implemented.

But formal oversight of the accord rests with Iran's Supreme National Security Council, a powerful committee headed by President Hassan Rouhani, which reports to Khamenei.

Khamenei, who has said in past weeks that the fate of the nuclear deal remains unclear, insisted Thursday that if decades of "sanctions are not lifted, then there will be no deal."

He noted that some "American officials speak very badly" of the agreement, without identifying anyone by name.

"If the framework of sanctions are to be maintained, then why did we negotiate," he asked.

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
said Iran will be required to live up to the agreement in full before its starts benefiting from sanctions relief.

The deal between Iran and Britannia, China, La Belle France, Germany, Russia and the United States aims to curb Tehran's nuclear drive in exchange for a gradual lifting of sanctions imposed on its economy since 2006.
#1: Graduuuaaaaalllly and a few breaks for Lunch.
Posted by: Crutch Stalin6895|| 2015-09-04 03:43 ||Comments

#2: Didn't the Mad Mullahs already say, publically and for the record, that a.) there ain't no deal, b.) they will do their own inspections, and c.) nothing will stop them from their peaceful use of nuclear power?

Never forgetting death to the Great Satan and the Zionist Entity. Of course.
Posted by: Bobby|| 2015-09-04 07:52 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Clinton emails contained spy satellite data on North Korean nukes
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.[Wash Times] One of the most serious potential breaches of national security identified so far by the intelligence community inside Hillary Rodham Clinton's private emails involves the relaying of classified information concerning the movement of North Korean nuclear assets, which was obtained from spy satellites.
Wonder what Sid Blumenthal's vig was...
Multiple intelligence sources who spoke to The Washington Times, solely on the condition of anonymity, said concerns about the movement of the North Korean information through Mrs. Clinton's unsecured server are twofold.

First, spy satellite information is frequently classified at the top-secret level and handled within a special compartment called Talent-Keyhole. This means it is one of the most sensitive forms of intelligence gathered by the U.S.
#1: That the Hildabeest pretends that she didn't know that satellite imagery of NorK Nuke sites wasn't classified beggars the imagination. Secondly, as a major consumer of classified materials of all levels, she was the ORIGINATOR of many classified communications as a natural part of her job as the presumed senior foreign policy officer of the US government. When she wrote them she HAD to have known she was writing classified communications, or she is the dumbest jackass ever to be in government. Either position is a disqualifier for President. SO, is she an idiot or a criminal, those are the only two options!
Posted by: NoMoreBS|| 2015-09-04 19:37 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Clinton aide sought 'aggressive action' against official who mishandled classified info, emails
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[Wash Examiner] While Hillary Rodham Clinton appears to be getting a free pass for mishandling classified information in emails, her chief of staff once sought to bring down the legal hammer on State officials who also improperly handled sensitive information and emails.

Cheryl D. Mills sent an email to several top government officials recommending "aggressive action" against whoever leaked emails detailing how the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan didn't believe that former Afghan President Hamid Karzai was an "adequate strategic partner."

"The leaking of classified material is a breach not only of trust, it is also a breach of the law. In either event, we should seek a full investigation and send a deterrent message to the community that this type of security breach is unacceptable and seriously jeopardizes our national interest.

"Can you advise what have been steps taken in the past in these types of matters as I would like to ensure we take aggressive action," she wrote in the email signed "Cdm."

Africa Horn: Kenya makes major security reshuffle
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Nairobi -- Kenya’s government on Wednesday announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling the worsening insecurity linked to Somalia’s Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab rebels.

Interior minister Joseph Nkaissery said the changes will “strengthen efforts to combat the threat of terrorism and the creeping threat of violent extremism, bring an end to the menace of cattle rustling and enhance the campaigns against illicit alcohol, drug trade and substance abuse.”

The reshuffle is “crucial to responding effectively to the current security threats facing us,” he added.

The movements bring in a new Nairobi police chief and county commissioner, as well as the county commissioner and other key positions in the counties of Mandera, Wajir and Garissa, which border Somalia.

A new police chief was also appointed in the restive port city of Mombasa, where police are struggling to tackle both a Shabaab recruitment drive in the Muslim-majority coastal region – something which has dented the key tourism sector – as well as a worsening drugs problem.

Nkaissery was appointed interior minister in December last year, after his predecessor Joseph Ole Lenku was sacked following a wave of attacks and massacres carried out by Somalia’s al-Qaeda-affiliated Shabaab rebels.

Africa Horn: Somalia Army Chief fired as AU troops morale boosted
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MOGADISHU -- Federal Government of Somalia’s Council of Ministers (CoM) fired National Army Commander-in-Chief Gen. Dahir Adan Elmi (Indho Qarshe) as Ugandan Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) has paid morale boosting visit to Janaale base on Thursday, Garowe Online reports. Indho Qarshe has been replaced with Gen. Mohamed Adan Ahmed who attended prestigious military academies in the United States, Moscow and Egypt.

In the weekly meeting, Somali cabinet also passed the nomination of two army mobilizers in an effort to step up the fight against terror group, Al Shabaab.

Meanwhile in Janaale town, Gen. Wamala whose tour was prompted by Al Shabaab attack on AMISOM base has boosted the morale of African Union soldiers keeping terrorist threats at bay in central and southern Somalia.

“My visit was prompted by what happened here in Janaale, where we are now, where our base was attacked by the Al Shabaab using a vehicle bomb IED to breach the defense and where we incurred some casualties; some of our friends lost their lives,” Ugandan Defense Chief said according to a statement posted on AMISOM website.

He praised the valour and bravery of African Union peacekeepers: “I just want to give assurance to our partners and also to the other soldiers that all is under control and definitely nothing much to worry about”.

Attack on AMISOM base in Janaale, agriculture-rich town in Lower Shabelle region of southern Somalia seems to be spurring rekindled combat missions against Al Shabaab bases. Earlier this week, Somali militants claimed to have killed 50 Ugandan peacekeepers, boasting statement categorically rejected by the commanding officers with AMISOM.

Africa North: Hafter bans Iranians, Pakistanis and Yemenis
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A lovely idea, if one controls the country.
[Libya Herald] The government has added Iranians, Paks and Yemenis to the list of nationalities banned from entering Libya. Visas have for some time, no longer been given to Bangladeshis, Paleostinians, Sudanese and Syrians.

The new proscription was signed by Armed Forces commander General Khalifa Hafter, who in June last year controversially ordered Turks and Qatar emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
is to quit Libya. The decision on the Turks was rescinded when it became apparent that the departure of Turkish engineers was hindering the completion of the few major construction projects still under way. In particular the Turkish company Gama felt obliged to withdraw its people from the new Gulf Power Station at Sirte.

Work came to a halt until Hafter's climbdown three weeks later when the Turks returned to complete the commissioning of the first of four new 350 megawatt turbines. The company finally withdrew its people in August as security plummeted out of control.

Hafter has maintained that the banned nationals represent a danger to Libya's safety and were likely to join terrorist groups. It is not clear why the ban was announced by Hafter rather than a member of prime minister Abdullah Al-Thinni's government.

It is also unclear how the new ban will affect the nationals concerned who are here legally. However,
we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by...
the majority of Syrians and Bangladeshis is in Libya illegally, working in menial jobs and, more often than not, intent on finding passage on a Europe-bound migrant vessel.

Iraq: ISIS imposes curfew in Mosul after spread of anti-caliphate graffiti
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[ARA] The walls of some seven streets in the Iraqi city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
were covered with graffiti that called for rebellion against the radical group 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/ISIS), local activists reported on Friday. Subsequently, the group imposed a curfew on civilians in the city that was seized by IS in June 2014.

"The graffiti reflected our outrage about the atrocities of Daesh (IS) terrorists. They also reflected the hunger and deteriorating living conditions that people are suffering under the rule of the alleged caliphate," an Iraqi activist in Mosul told ARA News on the condition of anonymity.

A group of anti-IS activists launched last week a campaign calling on the people of Mosul to revolt against the Islamic State.

Some of the graffiti vowed the turban group that "Mosul will be liberated soon", threatening to kill the Death Eater leaders "who caused a lot of suffering for civilians" in the city, the same source reported.

Speaking to ARA News on the phone, Abdullah al-Malla, a resident of Mosul, said: "Daesh (IS) has executed hundreds of innocent civilians, including women, under the pretext of violating Sharia regulations. We are Moslems and we are familiar with Sharia, but Daesh has created its own Sharia based on terrorism and the group has given itself the right to take lives. We won't stay silent on all those atrocities."

"The group has raped many women, killed prominent doctors, engineers and tribal figures. Those turbans have also robbed and confiscated houses of displaced families. Additionally, they have been using civilians as human shields during their battles. Thus, we have nothing to lose anymore; we'll raise in the face of those barbarians," al-Malla said.

The curfew imposed by IS in Mosul included the streets of Jazaer, Ilam, al-Bakir, al-Qadissiyah, al-Zuhour, Muthana and Tahrir, which witnessed the anti-IS graffiti campaign last week.

Terror Networks: Islamic State executes 40 of its militants as internal conflict intensifies
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[ARA] The radical group 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....
(ISIS) has executed 40 of its Lion of Islams, including prominent Saudi leading members, in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor on charges of refusing to follow military orders, activists reported on Thursday.

The ISIS-linked Sharia Court in al-Mayadin city of Deir ez-Zor province has issued a decision to execute every member of the group who refuses to abide by the regulations of the ISIS general leadership.

"ISIS has executed more than 40 forces of Evil in the Musbaq al-Suney district of al-Mayadin, saying they have refused to join the battles in Aleppo province," media activist Mujahid al-Shami told ARA News in al-Mayadin.

The group has been transferring forces of Evil to join the fighting fronts in Aleppo and northern Raqqa after losing ground to Kurdish forces and Syrian rebel battalions.

"Among those executed were several Saudi leading members who refused to leave Deir ez-Zor province. ISIS considers every member who refuses to follow military orders a traitor and deserves death," al-Shami reported.

This comes after violent rifts hit the ranks of the Islamic State over money and power.

On Monday, an internal clash claimed lives of 17 ISIS forces of Evil in the Iraqi region of Baaj.

On Tuesday, Abu Huzaifa al-Libi, a prominent commander of the Islamic State in Raqqa, was rubbed out by a Syrian Lion of Islam after disputes turned into violence between them. An activist in Raqqa told ARA News (on the condition of anonymity) that al-Libi was killed after trying to force fellow forces of Evil to head to the fighting front in al-Hol town in the northeastern Syrian province of Hasakah.

"When a group of Syrian members of ISIS refused al-Libi's orders to join the battles in al-Hol, he (al-Libi) threatened to execute them. One of the Syrian forces of Evil reacted on the commander's threat by shooting him in the head," the source said.
#1: Splitters!
Posted by: Frank G|| 2015-09-04 11:00 ||Comments

#2: One would think they'd been trained by the Russians Soviets.
Posted by: Pappy|| 2015-09-04 13:48 ||Comments

#3: Gum Chewers, a la Blazing Saddles...
Posted by: PBMcL|| 2015-09-04 14:11 ||Comments

#4: Which means to me that 40 fighters is no big deal to them. We better start killing them by the hundreds.
Posted by: gorb|| 2015-09-04 17:13 ||Comments

Europe: Germany sends suspected jihadi recruiter back to Spain
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[Al Ahram] Spanish police say Germany has handed over a suspected recruiter 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....
gang who recently fled the country.

A police statement Thursday said Ayoub Moutchou, a Moroccan, was a key element in communications between the group's members in Iraq, Syria and The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and sympathizers in Europe, and had begun making contacts aimed at carrying out attacks in Spain.

Police said he left Spain following the July 7arrest of a Spanish woman suspected of trying to recruit pre-teen girls and teenagers to send to the group.

The Interior Ministry said recently that Moutchou had also expressed his intention of going to Syria and had urged others to go with him.

He was tossed in the calaboose
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
by German police Aug. 4 at a residence for asylum seekers just outside Stuttgart.
#1: Pre teens the sick fuckers
Posted by: Snarong Phinesing4681|| 2015-09-04 14:28 ||Comments

#2: I don't know about the pre-teens thing but in general I'm in favor of letting them recruit and then arresting the batch at the airport, or the port.

I'm also in favor of smear campaigns to destroy the reputations of ISIS and friends but the lower they sink the better they do recruitment wise so I'm not sure they can be smeared.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 14:49 ||Comments

Bangladesh: Authorities to remove 'martyr' title from Mollah's tombstone
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[Dhaka Tribune] The authorities of Liberation War Affairs Ministry will take necessary initiative to the "martyr" title from the tombstone of executed war criminal Abdul Quader Mollah if any complaint is filed.

In a mockery of martyrdom, the tomb plaque of the 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...
leader, who was hanged for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War, reads: "Shaheed (martyr) Abdul Quader Mollah."

Replying to a query of a ruling party politician, Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque Thursday told the Parliament: "The authorities are not aware of the matter. The ministry will take necessary step if any written complaint is lodged in this regard."

The memorial plaque was set up on Mollah's grave in Faridpur's Sadarpur upazila two months after his execution in 2013.

Africa Subsaharan: Boko Haram Suicide Bomber Arrested In Bauchi
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[NAIJ] The reports that a jacket wallah, who was attempting to blow up a motor park in Bauchi state, has been nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!

Security sources revealed that the 'grown man', who was trying to gain entrance into the motor park, was spotted with explosives on him.

The source explained: "the man came very early in the morning, around 6am, and was trying to enter. But he was unable to achieve his aim.

"Security at the gate detected the bomb, and they caught him. Most of the parks now have metal detectors since 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...
has been targeting crowds of people that can usually be found at parks."

Although no group has grabbed credit for the near act, it is likely that the suicide bomber is an agent of Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Iraq: Official: local ISIS leader killed in western Mosul
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[Rudaw] Airstrikes launched by the US-led coalition slammed 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....
positions in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
province on Wednesday, killing the local ISIS leader and two of his brothers, a Kurdish official from the area told Rudaw.

"The US coalition targeted an ISIS military vehicle and killed many fighters, including Khaldoon Ibrahim Khalaf Al- Jaheshi, who is the leader of the ISIS organization in Badosh town, west of Mosul city," said Asmat Rajab, head of the Kurdistan Democratic Party branch 14 in Mosul.

Rajab said he had information that two of the ISIS leader's brothers were killed in the bombing.

India-Pakistan: Imran invites Rangers to tackle corruption in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
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[DAWN] Pakistain Tehrik-e-Insaf
...a political party in Pakistan. PTI was founded by former Pakistani cricket captain and philanthropist Imran Khan. The party's slogan is Justice, Humanity and Self Esteem, each of which is open to widely divergent interpretations....
(PTI) Chairman Imran Khan
... aka Taliban Khan, who who convinced himself that playing cricket qualified him to lead a nuclear-armed nation with severe personality problems...
on Thursday called for Pakistain Rangers to take action against corruption in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
(KP) if his party's provincial government was unable to do the same.

In an address to party workers in Shikarpur during a two-day visit to Sindh, Imran called on Rangers to take action against all corrupt officials in Sindh who were still on the lam.

The PTI chief also said on the occasion that the biggest problem facing Sindh was corruption, and the people of the province wanted to see real change in the current system.

"Corruption destroys a society, and we would fight for the rights of the people of Sindh," stated Imran.

Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Displacement mounts in northern countryside of Aleppo as war on ISIS continues
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[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Battles in the northern countryside of Aleppo city between 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....
and other fighting factions forced hundreds of families living in the area to flee their homes due to heavy shelling by ISIS on the towns and villages around "Mare`" and "Tell Rifaat" cities.

Worries of people have exacerbated inside the two towns as a result of the sequence of the jacket wallahs and boom-mobiles by ISIS, killing dozens of civilians during the last month only.

The news hound of Zaman al-Wasl said thon the lam numbers of the people of the city, Mare' and surrounding villages have become homeless and gathered alongside the way between the Northern and Western countryside of Aleppo

The correspondent pointed out that many families went to the liberated areas Aleppo and stayed in the abandoned houses, but most of those houses need maintenance due to the damage resulted from shelling.

Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Syria mired in conflict driven by foreign powers: UN
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[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] Syrians are caught between government bombardment of civilian areas and ruthless Islamist groups in a conflict increasingly driven by foreign powers and marked by the "spread of extremism", U.N. war crimes Sherlocks said on Thursday.

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....
or ISIS forces, who control large parts of northern and eastern provinces, have expanded into the center and south, instilling terror and committing crimes against humanity, the Sherlocks said.

The latest U.N. report documenting murders, rapes and abductions committed by all sides between January and July is based on 355 interviews as well as photographs, satellite imagery and medical records.

"A resonant cry for peace and accountability rings out," said the U.N. commission of inquiry led by Paulo Pinheiro, also urging the world to allow in more desperate Syrian refugees.

"The war is increasingly driven by international and regional powers, primarily in accordance with their respective geostrategic interests," the report said without naming names.

The Syrian army and Lebanese Hezbollah allies are fighting rebels in the four-year-old war and Damascus has received financial and military support from Iran. Syria has blamed some recent myrmidon advances on support from Damascus's enemies The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
, Qatar emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
and 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...

"The competition among regional powers for influence has an alarming exacerbation of the sectarian dimension, instigated by the intervention of imported muscle and holy warrior holy mans," the report said.

The government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Terror of Aleppo ...
has continued aerial bombing of residential areas of Aleppo, Deir al-Zor, Idlib, Damascus and Deraa, "leading to widespread civilian casualties". State helicopters have dropped barrel bombs, it added, calling for a halt to the use of illegal weapons.

"Investigations are continuing into the alleged use of chemical weapons, in the form of chlorine and/or phosgene gas, in Sarmin, Saraqeb, Qmenas and Binnish, as well as other towns and villages in Idlib in March and April," the report said, referring to allegations that barrel bombs containing poisonous gas were dropped in the northwest province.

The Sherlocks, who have interviewed 600 former prisoners since 2011, said: "Almost all have been victims and or witnesses of torture. Many have been present at the death of cellmates."

"The government is responsible for the deaths of detainees on a massive scale."

ISIS, whose Syrian stronghold is in Raqqa, has escalated attacks on Homs and Hassaka provinces, the report said. Its forces have attacked Kurdish communities, the most deadly being in June in Kobani where an estimated 250 non-combatants were killed.

India-Pakistan: Pakistan urges Afghanistan to stop levelling 'baseless allegations'
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[DAWN] Pakistain on Thursday acknowledged that confidence level between Islamabad and Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
on security matters was at a historic low and urged the top Afghan leadership to stop its anti-Pakistain propaganda, a top official told

The official at the Foreign Office said "National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz
...Adviser to Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs, who believes in good jihadis and bad jihadis as a matter of national policy...
will deliver a clear message to Afghan leadership in this regard when he meets them on Friday."

"Afghanistan has to stop anti-Pakistain remarks and carry out measures to build trust," asserted the FO official, who requested not to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter.

Aziz, the official maintained, would also stress that "peace and stability in Afghanistan lies in intra-Afghan dialogue and therefore Kabul must sit in the second round of peace talks with Taliban and other groups".

Moreover, the official rejected Afghan allegations accusing Pakistain of abetting the recent terror attacks in Kabul. He maintained that 80 per cent of the insurgency in Afghanistan originates from within.

The official admitted that the agreement on security and counter terrorism between the intelligence agencies of the two countries was now a dead document because it was not approved by the Afghan parliament.

...back at the wrecked scow, a single surviver held tightly to the smashed prow...
the front man of the Foreign Office in a statement confirmed that the adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs, Sartaj Aziz, will visit Kabul on September 4 (tomorrow).

During his visit Aziz will lead the Pak delegation in the ministerial meeting of the sixth Regional Economic Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA-VI).

The FO front man said the premier's adviser will also hold consultations with the Afghan leadership on important bilateral issues.

Tensions have flared in recent weeks, with Ghani accusing Islamabad of failing to act against holy warriors operating along the mostly non-existent border.

India-Pakistan: Army to remain in tribal areas till 2019, NA body told
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[DAWN] Talking to media personnel after being briefed by military officials on the progress of operation Zarb-e-Azb
..the Pak offensive against Qaeda in Pakistain and the Pak Taliban in North Wazoo. The name refers to the sword of the Prophet (PTUI!)...
Thursday, NA Standing Committee on Defence Chairman Rohail Asghar said Pakistain Army will remain in the country's tribal areas till 2019.

The PML-N MNA went on to say that several abettors of holy warriors had also been held or eliminated during operations, adding that it won't be a "big deal" if politicians are tossed in the calaboose
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
as a result of operations.

"Nothing is more important than Pakistain," said Asghar.

Asghar said around 64,000 internally displaced people had returned to their native towns in the tribal region so far.

He said some Talibs had fled to Afghanistan, while others had joined the self-styled 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....
for material gains.
Better pay or better loot?
Asghar said despite the tough terrain in Shawal, forces were fearlessly making advances and making Zarb-e-Azb a success.

Terror Networks: 'I want a blue-eyed Yazidi:' Teen describes ISIS slave market
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Kidnapped, beaten, sold and raped: ISIS is running an international market in Iraq where Christian and Yazidi women are sold as sexual slaves, a teenager who escaped told AFP on Tuesday.

Jinan, 18, a Yazidi, was captured in early 2014 and held by ISIS forces of Evil for three months before she managed to flee, she said on a visit to Gay Paree ahead of the publication Friday of a book about her ordeal.

Seized as ISIS fighters swept through northern regions inhabited by the Yazidi religious minority, Jinan was moved around between several locations before being bought by two men, a former policeman and a holy man.

She described to AFP how she and other Yazidi prisoners were locked up in a house.

"They tortured us, tried to forcefully convert us. If we refused we were beaten, chained outdoors in the sun, forced to drink water with dead mice in it. Sometimes they threatened to torture us with electricity," she said.

"These men are not human. They only think of death, killing. They take drugs constantly. They seek vengeance against everyone. They say that one day 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....
will rule over the whole world."

In the book, Jinan describes how once, in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, she was led into "a massive reception hall with large columns ... dozens of women were gathered there."

"The fighters circulated among us, laughing raucously, pinching our backsides," she writes in "Daesh's Slave", using an Arabic acronym for the turban group.

She said one man complained, saying: "That one has big breasts. But I want a Yazidi with blue eyes and pale skin. Those are the best apparently. I am willing to pay the price."

During such "slave markets" she saw Iraqis and Syrians but also Westerners whose nationality she could not discern.

The best-looking girls were reserved for the bosses or wealthy clients from Gulf nations.

Once she was sold, Jinan's days were punctuated by men's visits to the house where she was imprisoned with other women.

A pistol for a brunette

Fighters came to make their purchases in the foyer where traders acted as intermediaries between the slave owners and emirs who inspected the "livestock", Jinan wrote in the book, which was written with the help of French journalist Thierry Oberle.

"I will exchange your Beretta pistol for the brunette," said one of the traders. "If you prefer to pay cash it is $150 (133 euros). You can also pay in Iraqi dinars."

Convinced that she did not speak Arabic, Janin's two owners spoke freely in front of her and one night she heard a conversation revealing the extent to which the slave trade is run like a business.

"A man cannot purchase more than three women, unless he is from Syria, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
or a Gulf nation," said one, named Abou Omar.

"It's good for business," replied the other, Abou Anas. "A Saudi buyer has transport and food costs that a member of the Islamic State does not. He has a higher quota to make his purchases profitable.

"It is a good deal: the Islamic State increases its profits to support the mujahideen and our foreign brothers are satisfied."

After managing to escape using a set of stolen keys, Jinan made her way back to her husband and is now living in a Yazidi refugee camp in Iraqi Kurdistan.

"If we go back home, there will be other genocides against us. The only solution is that we have a region to ourselves, under international protection," she told AFP.
#1: Not that I disbelieve the story, but...

I remember a lot of crazy stories that came out of occupied Kuwait about killing babies in incubators and such that later turned out to be lies to convince the West to dislodge Saddam from Kuwait.

I remember a lot of lies from the anti-Saddam Iraqi's about how bad Saddam was that turned out to be lies (this time someone admitted with a 'I'd do anything to save my country' like comment. I wish I remembered who said it.

Not saying Saddam wasn't a rat bastard who deserved a painful death and certainly not saying that of ISIS. I am saying the grain of salt is pretty damned big these days.
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The Grand Turk: Four Turkish police killed in PKK bombing
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Four Turkish police were killed on Thursday in a kaboom on their vehicle in the country's southeast blamed on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), sources told AFP.

The attack is latest deadly strike on the security forces blamed on the PKK since the Turkish government launched a major "anti-terrorist" campaign against the Kurdish Lions of Islam in July.

A local police chief and three other officers were killed when a remote-controlled bomb laid by Lions of Islam exploded on a road in the Dargecit district of Mardin province, security sources said.

The police team was on its way to respond to a fire at a school in Dargecit when the attack took place, according to the source.

The PKK and the armed forces have shot it out daily since a two-year-old ceasefire fell apart in July.

Terror Networks: U.S., allies conduct 23 air strikes against ISIS
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[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The United States and its allies conducted 23 air strikes against 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) Death Eaters in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the U.S. military said in a statement on Thursday.

In Syria, seven attacks destroyed a bunker, a vehicle, a staging area and two bunker entrances and hit tactical units and a bridge, it said. In Iraq, 16 strikes were carried out near Baiji, djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Ramadi, Sinjar and other towns.
Back in June Iraqi News reported that 10,000 ISIS militants had been killed in the first nine months of the America-led campaign. Here are a few more added to that tally.

Afghanistan: 115 more schoolgirls hospitalized after falling ill at school in Herat
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] 115 more school girls were taken to hospital after falling ill at school in western Heart province on Thursday.

Doctors said that these girls were brought in to Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
Regional Hospital from Baba Haji area of the city.

The girls got breathing problems after swallowing unanimous gas at their school.

This is at least the third incident of its type in Herat province this week. Yesterday at least 50 schoolgirls were hospitalized and three days before 126 in similar condition.

Officials say they are still investigating the cause of the incidents.

These incidents have also taken place in Kabul
...the capital of Afghanistan. Home to continuous fighting from 1992 to 1996 between the forces of would-be strongman and Pak ISI/Jamaat-e-Islami sock puppet Gulbuddin Hekmayar and the Northern Alliance, a period which won Hek the title Most Evil Man in the World and didn't do much for the reputations of the Northern Alliance guys either....
, Bamyan, Maidan Wardak, Jawzjan and Badakhshan provinces in recent years.

#1: swallowing unanimous gas
Likely emitted from the notorious RAW Monkey Man of New Deli.
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#2: C'mon Ship - that's a stretch, even for you.
Posted by: Pappy|| 2015-09-04 18:30 ||Comments

#3: When classes of Afghani lasses
Cut loose in unanimous masses,
The synchronized passing
Of flatus, amassing,
Can cause a calamity gaseous.

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#4: a calamity

These calamities, even. Sheesh.
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Caribbean-Latin America: Venezuela president says Colombia has given consent to plot to kill him
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[Iran Press TV] Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has claimed that the Bogota government is aware of a plot emanating from Colombia to assassinate him, amid escalating border tensions between the two South American neighbors.
Oh. A foreign plot. Right on schedule...
During a visit to Vietnam on Monday, Maduro accused his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos of being aware of the liquidation plot that he said was being orchestrated from the Colombian capital, Bogota.

"I have evidence that I am going to show that a plot to kill me is being carried out from Bogota... regrettably with the knowledge of a Colombian government that looks the other way," said the Venezuelan supremo, without saying which parties he thought are behind the alleged plot.
#1: Kinda hard to imagine anybody having a problem with it. Besides Maduro.
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#2: When your enemy is screwing up leave him be. If you kill him, somebody competent might step into power.
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Iraq: Daesh brings over 300 women to Iraq's Mosul as sex slaves
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[Iran Press TV] Members of the Daesh Takfiri adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
group have reportedly moved more than 300 women to Iraq's embattled northern city of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
to use them as sex slaves.

Saeed Mamouzini, the front man of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Mosul, told Arabic-language al-Sumaria satellite television network on Thursday that Daesh gunnies have brought the non-Iraqi women to the city, located some 400 kilometers (248 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, following an order by the terrorist group's leader, Ibrahim al-Samarrai aka His Supreme Immensity, Caliph of the Faithful and Galactic Overlord, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
...formerly merely the head of ISIL and a veteran of the Bagram jailhouse. Looks like a new messiah to bajillions of Moslems, like just another dead-eyed mass murder to the rest of us...

On August 15, Daesh bully boyz executed 15 women in the Ghazlani military base, which lies near Mosul, after the victims refused to marry the krazed killers. The gunnies executed 19 women in Mosul on the same ground in late July.

Hana Nawafili, a spokeswoman for the Iraqi Observatory for the Defense of Battered Women, told Arabic-language al-Maalomah news agency on July 18 that Daesh gunnies had gang-raped seven female residents of Fallujah,
... the City of Mosques, which might have somthing to do with why it's not called Center of Prosperity or a really nice place to raise your kids...
situated about 69 kilometers (43 miles) west of Baghdad, and then murdered them.

The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported on December 16, 2014, that Daesh gunnies had executed at least 150 women, including pregnant ones, in the country's western province of al-Anbar, after they declined to marry the Takfiris.

The ministry further noted that the bully boyz buried the women in mass graves in Fallujah.

Southeast Asia: Thailand puts Muslim Uighur under surveilance
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[AA.TR] The Thai police officer leading the investigation into the Aug. 17 bombing in Bangkok, in which 20 people died, has given specific orders for the Kingdom's 3,000-strong Uighur community to be kept under close observation, local media reported Thursday.

Thai deputy-police chief General Chaktip Chaijinda's order comes as local and international media continue to speculate on a connection between the bombing at the shrine and the suspected mistreatment of 109 ethnic Uighur that Thailand sent to China in July.

The Bangkok Post - quoting an unnamed police source at the crime suppression division - said that Chaijinda, who will become police chief Oct. 1, said that officers should not differentiate between those with "Chinese or Turkish passports" as well as keeping a close eye on Uighur residential areas.

Chaijinda has also "demanded reports [on Uighur living in Thailand] as soon as possible" from his team, added the Post.

One of three suspects being questioned by Thai police in their investigation appears to hold a Chinese passport, with the Chinese region of Xinjiang - populated mostly by ethnic Uighur - marked as the birthplace.

Another held a fake Turkish passport, while Thai police have issued an arrest warrant for another man they say holds a genuine Turkish passport.

On Thursday, the Turkish embassy in Thailand uploaded a statement from Ambassador Osman Bulent to its website saying it had asked for clarification from the Thai ministry of foreign affairs on the issue and was still "waiting for an official reply."

"There are also certain press reports with regard to arrest warrants having been issued for certain Turkish nationals. Up to now this Embassy has not received any official notification from the Thai authorities concerning the arrest warrants," it added.

Diplomatic protocol normally dictates that when arrest warrants are issued by one country concerning another's citizens, the second country is immediately alerted, however in this instance this appears not to have been the case.

So far, police have tossed in the calaboose
Please don't kill me!
two people and are questioning one other.

The man with a fake Turkish passport baring his image - and found in possession of around 200 more - was held after a weekend raid on a Bangkok suburb, another was arrested Tuesday near the Cambodian border while attempting to cross into the neighboring country, and a further man is being questioned after being picked up Thursday, according to Thai authorities.

India-Pakistan: Five dead in Indian Kashmir gunbattle
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[ARABNEWS] Four suspected rebels and a soldier were killed early Thursday in Indian Kashmire in a gunbattle near the de facto border with Pakistain, the second incident in 24 hours, a police officer said.

Police sealed off a forested area in northern Handwara overnight on suspicion turbans were moving toward a village, triggering a 10-hour shootout between government forces and rebels.

"The turbans were engaged near a stream in the forested area. All four of them were killed and we also lost a soldier in the firefight," deputy inspector general of police for the area, Gharib Das, told AFP, adding that two soldiers were maimed. So-called encounters between troops and turbans have increased recently in the troubled region, with four suspected rebels killed and another captured during a day-long battle last week.

On Wednesday, government forces killed a bully boy from the Hizbul Mujahideen group in a battle in Rafiabad area that also left one soldier dead.

Several rebel groups have for decades battled hundreds of thousands of Indian troops deployed in the region, seeking independence for Kashmire or its merger with Pakistain.

#1: Pakistan's military intelligence (ISI) is reminding Pakistan's civilian government just who it is that actually runs the country.
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The Grand Turk: An Orwellian nightmare
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[Hurriyet Daily News] President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
has little love lost for Egypt's Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who he sees as a dictator that ousted the country's democratically elected president in a military coup, and went on to stage-manage an election to give himself the appearance of being a democratic leader. Erdogan is right, of course, because that is exactly what el-Sisi did.

El-Sisi can also be expected to stage-manage the two-tier parliamentary elections to be held in October and November. It is unlikely that anyone who is remotely suspected of being a member of the Moslem Brüderbund, for example, will be allowed to contest these elections. It is equally unlikely that liberals who are scathing about el-Sisi's rule will be allowed to do so also.
#1: Must have read on the Net that Putin = Russia desires to set up a FTZ wid Al-Sisi = Egypt???
Posted by: JosephMendiola|| 2015-09-04 00:52 ||Comments

#2: how Erdogan can continue to blast at Egypt when he is doing much the same as el-Sisi

One major difference between them is al-Sisi seems to genuinely care about his country's future (witness his Christmas visit to a Coptic church for example), while Erdogan is just making a traditional power grab.
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India-Pakistan: LoC firing threat to international peace, says PM
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[DAWN] Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
said here on Wednesday that the hearts of Paks beat in unison with Kashmiris and warned that the incidents of firing across the Line of Control (LoC) were a threat to international peace.

"Our patience should not be taken as our weakness... desire for peace is our strength," he told a gathering after inaugurating a string of development projects in Azad Jammu and Kashmire.

The prime minister said recent incidents of firing from across the LoC and death of civilians had shaken the conscience of the international community.

He termed such incidents a threat to international peace and said Pakistain would continue to raise its voice against human rights
...which are often intentionally defined so widely as to be meaningless...
violations and atrocities at all international forums. "We cannot forget those who bit the dust along the LoC."

Pak citizens and their property along the Working Boundary had also been attacked, Mr Sharif added.

India-Pakistan: Hurriyat's Geelani writes 'secret' letter to Sharif
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[DAWN] Senior Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani has written a `secret' letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
, local reports said on Wednesday, setting off speculation whether the veteran hardliner has offered Islamabad a way out of the impasse in talks with India.

Reports said a three-member delegation from the Hurriyat Conference belonging to the Geelani faction met Pak envoy Abdul Basit on Tuesday and handed over a letter for Nawaz Sharif.

"We handed over Geelani sahab's letter for PM Sharif to the officials at the Pakistain High Commission in New Delhi," Ayaz Akbar, spokesperson for the Hurriyat Conference, said in a statement on Wednesday.

Geelani's top aides -- Ayaz Akbar, Peer Saifullah and Altaf Ahmad -- met Mr Basit at his office and stayed there for more than an hour.

"The letter is confidential but highly important," Akbar told IANS.

"Officials at the high commission assured us that the letter will be dispatched to the Pakistain Prime Minister on Wednesday," Akbar said.

This was the first time Hurriyat members met the Pak envoy after the National Security Adviser (NSA)-level talks in New Delhi were called off by Pakistain. Geelani was slated to have a one-to-one conversation with Pakistain's NSA Sartaj Aziz
...Adviser to Pak Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on National Security and Foreign Affairs, who believes in good jihadis and bad jihadis as a matter of national policy...
if the latter came for the talks.

Afghanistan: Four landmine planters rounded up in Helmand
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[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) Afghanistan's intelligence agency has rounded up four landmine planters in southern Helmand Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

A statement issued by NDS on Thursday states that Izatullah S/O Khudaidad, Mohammad Gul S/O Mirzajan and Janan and Shahi sons of Shir Agha were detained during raids from Deh Adam area of Girishk District.

According to the statement, the group was involved in several incidents of insecurity including attacks on security posts in the past.

NDS blurb further states that the group was jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
red handed with a Kalashinkov, five anti-tank landmines, 100 remote controls, 200 explosive capsules and other terrorist materials.

NDS statements usually do not contain information about the exact date of the achievements but they come after recent activities.

#1: what, oh what, to do with them? Wait! I have an idea....
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India-Pakistan: 31 killed in air strikes on TTP, LI hideouts
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[DAWN] At least 31 suspected faceless myrmidons were killed and several others injured when military planes poun­ded hideouts of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam
...a group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It's headed by a former bus driver....
(LI) in North Wazoo and Khyber agencies on Wednesday.

According to an ISPR statement, "31 bad boyz were potted and their hideouts were destroyed in Khyber and North Waziristan agencies. Fourteen bad boyz were potted in area close to Pak-Afghan border in Khyber agency and 17 turbans in Shawal area of North Waziristan".

Informed sources said that the planes targeted myrmidons' positions in Zoi, Zaidgai and Mana areas of Shawal and Dattakhel in North Waziristan close to South Waziristan border. They said the air strikes started at 9:30am and continued for two hours, destroying five hideouts.

In Khyber Agency
left... the place to go if you've got an Indiana Jones hat and whip. Chock full of high adventure and treacherous Pathans. You should really train up to it, though...

, the ISPR said, the air strikes were conducted in Rajgul and Ghaibee Kandaw passes of Kukikhel
...a tribe of primitives inhabiting Khyber Agency. They are a branch of the Afridi tribe. Traditionally they have been migratory, tromping between Jamrud and the Rajgal valley with the seasons. The tribe has had mustache-cursing relationships with several other tribes, including the Zakkakhel and Kambarkhel, and with the Mullagori. They make welcome most anyone with a turban and automatic weapons, but every once in awhile they get together a tribal lashkar to mollify the government...
territory in Tirah valley. The planes targeted hideouts of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain and Lashkar-e-Islam in the area, killing 14 turbans and injuring five others. Five hideouts were destroyed, the statement said.

The air strikes were carried out a day after a suicide kaboom in Jamrud in which four people, including two Khasadar personnel, were killed and over 50 civilians were maimed. Both Taliban and LI grabbed credit of the attack.

Afghanistan: Three Police Join Taliban in Baghlan
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[Tolo News] At least three coppers joined Taliban Lions of Islam in Baghlan province on Wednesday night, a source told TOLOnews.

According to the source the coppers took their weapons with them and crossed over to the Taliban in Alaoddin area of central Baghlan district of Baghlan province.

The identity of the coppers is not yet known.

Africa Subsaharan: Double Suicide Attack Claims 30 in North Cameroon
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[ALMANAR.LB] At least 30 people were killed in the far north of 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...
on Thursday in two successive suicide kabooms, military and police sources said.

The first bombing took place shortly before noon in the marketplace of Kerawa, a city on the border with Nigeria, said the sources, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...

It was followed by a second attack about 200 meters (yards) from a military camp, said a police officer who asked not to be identified.

At least 30 people were killed, the sources said.

Some 50 people were killed in July in the same region in five suicide attacks blamed on Nigeria's 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...
terrorist group.

Cameroon is part of a five-nation coalition fighting Boko Haram with Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Benin.
Al Ahram adds:
One local government official confirmed the attacks and said he had been told that the attacks had been carried out by female bombers and was travelling to the scene of the blasts to verify exactly what happened.

Arabia: Death Toll in ISIL Yemen Mosque Attack Rises to 32
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[ALMANAR.LB] The corpse count of a twin bombings claimed by the Takfiri adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
ISIL group against a mosque in the Yemeni capital, reached 32, medical sources said in an updated toll Thursday.

A further 92 people were maimed in Wednesday's bombings, the latest in a string of attacks carried out by the Takfiri so-called group "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....
in Iraq and Levant".

A jacket wallah went kaboom!, targeting worshippers inside the mosque in the Jarraf district of north Sanaa.

A boom-mobile exploded outside minutes later, targeting the first aid volunteers who rushed to aid the people who were maimed in the first blast.

Earlier, medical sources put the corpse count at 20, and then at 28.
#1: today (Fri)is max attendance at mosque

similar double bombing as Wednesday's would probably have killed twice as many
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Arabia: Suspect Arrested over Deadly Yemen Red Cross Attack
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[ALMANAR.LB] Security forces have jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
a suspect in connection with the shooting death of two Red Thingy workers in Yemen, Saba news agency reported Thursday.

The suspect was arrested on Wednesday night in Amran province north of Sanaa, hours after an assailant bumped off the two Yemenis working for the International Committee of the Red Thingy, Saba said.

The agency did not identify the suspect but said he was questioned by police and fighters of the Popular Committees forces that are battling al-Qaeda terrorist operatives and the US-Saudi aggression, along with the Yemeni national military.

The Geneva-based ICRC suspended its operations in Yemen 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...
following the attack.

The aid agency said an unidentified gunman opened fire on two ICRC vehicles after stopping them in Amran province, which has been under the control of the national resistance forces since last year.

Europe: Hungarian PM: Refugees Threaten Europe's Christian Identity
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[ALMANAR.LB] Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned Thursday that the wave of refugees and migrants coming to Europe and the EU's "failed immigration policy" threaten to undermine the continent's Christian roots.

"If you're being overrun, you can't accept" migrants, he wrote in German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, adding that most were Moslems, not Christians.

"We must not forget that those who are coming in have been brought up under a different religion and represent a profoundly different culture," wrote the conservative leader, who was visiting Brussels Thursday.

"The majority are not Christians but Moslems. That is an important question because Europe and European culture have Christian roots."

"Or is it not already, and in itself, alarming that Europe's Christian culture is barely able to uphold Europe's own Christian values?" he asked.

Orban defended his government's controversial decision to build a fence along its Serbian border in an effort to stop and slow the influx of people fleeing war and misery.

"The people want us to control the situation and protect our borders," he wrote.

"Only when we have protected our borders can we ask questions about the numbers of people we can take in, or whether there should be quotas."

He added that it was "pretty depressing that, aside from Hungary --- or the Spaniards --- no-one wants to protect the borders of Europe."

Orban charged that it was "irresponsible" of European politicians "to give migrants hope for a better life and to encourage them to leave everything behind to risk their lives by leaving for Europe".

"The fence which Hungary is building is important," he added, according to the German language text.

"We're not doing that for fun, but because it is necessary."

In Brussels, EU President Donald Tusk reacted to the article, saying that "for me Christianity in public and social life means a duty to our brothers in need".

"Referring to Christianity in a public debate on migration must mean the humanity to our brothers (and) readiness to show solidarity," Orban concluded.




So iff Germany + France fall, will Britain once again "stand alone" despite its own Migrant problems.


Sadly, Britain just may have to iff Amerika gets one or more post-Obama Anti-US US OWG Globalist POTUS(es) as successor???
Posted by: JosephMendiola|| 2015-09-04 01:18 ||Comments


I'm sure that there are Indonesian or Malaysian islands that you could buy from your Muzzie buddies for this, no?
Posted by: AlanC|| 2015-09-04 07:39 ||Comments

Syria-Lebanon-Iran: Hezbollah, Syrian Army Restore more Blocks in Zabadani, Tighten Noose on Gunmen
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[ALMANAR.LB] The Syrian army on Thursday continued to raid the terrorist organizations' hideouts, positions and supply routes in many areas across the country, killing and injuring scores of their members and destroying their weaponry, state-run SANA news agency reported.

In Damascus countryside, Hezbollah fighters and the Syrian military units continued their advance in al-Zabadani city and established control over 20 new building blocks near al-Nabou' and Ein Himma, leaving dozens of snuffies dead and injured, and destroying their weaponry and munitions, including a 23-mm machinegun, SANA said citing a military source.

Furthermore, Hezbollah military media said that the Lebanese Resistance and the Syrian army forces managed to restore the surroundings of Al al-Bait (AS) Mosque at al-Adimeh street coincided with establishing control over a number of building blocks in the vicinity of al-Rahma Mosque in al-Nabou' , north of the city in addition to destroying a vehicle equipped with 23 mm machinegun.

Arabia: Iran objects to Kuwait linking it to 'terror cell'
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[Al Ahram] Iran's embassy objected Thursday to being linked to a group set to go on trial in Kuwait on charges of plotting attacks on the Gulf Arab emirate.

In a statement published by Iranian state news agency IRNA, it also expressed "deep sorrow" at what it called a "systematic" Kuwait media campaign against relations between the two countries.

On Tuesday, Kuwait charged 24 people, including one Iranian, with "spying for... Iran and Hezbollah to carry out aggressive acts against the State of Kuwait" by smuggling in and assembling explosives, as well as possessing firearms and ammunition.

Kuwait's lower court is scheduled to try the alleged cell on September 15.

In its statement, the embassy expressed its "deep dissatisfaction about including Iran's name in an internal affair of Kuwait on the discovery and confiscation of arms and ammunition."

The embassy also said it has still not been officially provided with any details on the Iranian charged, and called on the Kuwaiti authorities to provide access to the defendant.

And it regretted what it called the "continuation of systematic negative propagations" by the Kuwait media against bilateral relations, based on accusations that have not been proved by official Kuwaiti sources.

...back at the wrecked scow, a single surviver held tightly to the smashed prow...
a number of Kuwaiti politicians have called on the government to take diplomatic action against Iran over its alleged involvement in the case.

Islamist MP Homoud al-Hamdan called for "severing diplomatic ties with Iran and reducing the number of the Iranian community in the country," where about 50,000 Iranians work.
#1: Is this another "Back to the Future" moment?

First Iraq now Iran. Somehow I doubt that the evolution will be similar.
Posted by: AlanC|| 2015-09-04 08:46 ||Comments

#2: A cell? That is blasphemy! We are linked to many terror cells!
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Europe: Dutch soldier said to have joined militants
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[ARABNEWS] A Dutch sergeant is believed to have run away to Syria to join Daesh gunnies in the first such case involving a serving soldier in the Netherlands, defense officials said Thursday.

Prosecutors have now launched a criminal investigation into the 26-year-old air force sergeant, who has not been identified.

The man has been suspended from duty, and his access to all defense information revoked. It was not immediately known where he was serving and what classified military information he may have been privy to.

"It goes without saying that traveling abroad and joining Daesh is unacceptable, and is also a criminal offense," Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said in a statement.

It is the first time that a Dutch soldier on active duty has deserted to join the forces of Daesh Death Eater group, which has captured a large swathe of Iraq and Syria since early 2014.

Around 180 Dutch nationals have journeyed to join Daesh or other radical groups, according to the figures published by the Dutch security service AIVD in April. Around 20 have been killed in fighting, and 35 have returned to the Netherlands.

A report by the service said there were believed to be "several hundred" gunnies in the Netherlands, and "thousands" of sympathizers.

"Every case of radicalization is one too many," said Plasschaert Thursday, adding it was "disappointing" that an active soldier had run away to join the holy warriors "while their colleagues are risking their lives for the freedom of others."

India-Pakistan: MQM opts out of dialogue again, says resignations final
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[DAWN] Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) in an emergency presser called early Thursday morning announced its decision to withdraw from talks with the government once again, alleging that the government was not serious about the dialogue process.

The party had simultaneously resigned from the National Assembly, Senate and the Sindh Assembly last month over what it said were "excesses" committed by security forces against its workers and members during the Rangers-led operation in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...

Following the party's resignation from the three legislative floors, the government was reluctant in accepting the resignations and tasked Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
--Fazl chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman
Deobandi holy man, known as Mullah Diesel during the war against the Soviets, his sympathies for the Taliban have never been tempered by honesty ...
to hold talks with MQM in an attempt to persuade the party to withdraw its resignations.

But talks broke down abruptly almost immediately after they began when an liquidation attempt was made in Karachi on MQM MNA Rashid Godil, whose driver was killed in the gun attack. The attack had happened as Maulana was holding talks with an MQM delegation at Nine Zero in Karachi.

India-Pakistan: Pakistan ready to respond to any 'short' or 'long' war: Khawaja Asif
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[DAWN] Defence Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Thursday responding to the Indian army chief's statements earlier this week, said that Pakistain is ready for a small scale or prolonged war if Indian leadership proceeded with the same, Radio Pakistain reported.
... as they continue their scimitar rattling...
Asif said that Pakistain is a firm believer of peace in the region and world on the lam, but was fully prepared to respond 'befittingly' if provoked.

"Our forces crushed the Indian dreams of occupying Lahore back in 1965 and will do the same in future," the defence minister said.

He said that Pak forces have been fighting a war against terror on their own soil and are ready to deal with any external enemy, if the need arises.

Asif claimed that the country's politicianship ─ including the prime minister ─ would not hesitate to offer any sacrifice for the defence of Pakistain if the two countries were to lock horns.

Indian Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh on Tuesday had said that India is prepared to face offensive military action on its borders should the need arise, and that any future conflict was expected to be short and swift.
#1: Pakistain is a firm believer of peace in the region and world. more lies- actions speak louder than words Mr Asif.
Posted by: paul|| 2015-09-04 05:24 ||Comments

Caribbean-Latin America: Guatemala congress accepts resignation of President Otto Perez Molina
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See Champ, this is how it's done...
#1: Molina was propmptly arrested as soon as he resigned.
Posted by: JosephMendiola|| 2015-09-04 00:34 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Arby's Apologizes After Worker Refuses to Serve Officer
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[ABCNEWS.GO] The Arby's restaurant chain is apologizing after an employee at a South Florida location refused to serve a police officer.

Pembroke Pines Police Chief Dan Giustino says the Atlanta-based company's chief executive officer and senior vice president of operations contacted him Wednesday afternoon, just hours after Giustino publicly announced the slight against one of his officers.

Arby's also put out a news release saying the company respects and supports police and that disciplinary action would be taken.

An incident report says a police sergeant attempted to order at the Arby's drive-thru, about 20 miles north of Miami, Tuesday evening. A manager explained the drive-thru worker didn't want to serve her because she was a police officer. The manager ordered the employee to serve the sergeant, but after that, she said she no longer felt comfortable eating the food.
#1: Fire that employee. Malleable trust

Who protects that piece of shit employee when black lives matter tries to burn down that Arbys?

Posted by: newc|| 2015-09-04 00:49 ||Comments

#2: I wonder what would've happened to an employee who refused to serve planned parenthood people.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2015-09-04 06:33 ||Comments

#3: Was the employee fired?
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2015-09-04 08:06 ||Comments

#4: Both the manager and the employee were fired.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2015-09-04 08:45 ||Comments

#5: Were the employees simpatico with the "black lives matter" jihadists? Mr. Kenneth Jackson.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 11:07 ||Comments

#6: "The manager ordered the employee to serve the sergeant, but after that, she said she no longer felt comfortable eating the food."

I suspect tainted food will be a growing problem for police. If I was a cop I'd only go to places I knew really well.

If I were a crook I'd target that Arby's knowing the police response will probably be a bit slower than usual.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 11:58 ||Comments

#7: How about just being a regular Joe and boycotting Arby, rjblack?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru|| 2015-09-04 13:06 ||Comments

#8: Strikes me as a hate crime ....
Posted by: Lonzo Ebbish3359|| 2015-09-04 14:48 ||Comments

#9: I don't particularly like Arbys so a boycott has been underway for decades.
Posted by: rjschwarz|| 2015-09-04 14:53 ||Comments

#10: The officer was right not to eat the food - who knew what might be in it - cleaner, spit and/or other bodily fluids, boogers, etc...

Should have forced the employee to eat it....
Posted by: CrazyFool|| 2015-09-04 17:13 ||Comments

#11: I'd have to say my overall experiences with LEOs has been better (more professional) than Fast Food.
Posted by: swksvolFF|| 2015-09-04 19:46 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Black Lives Matter Supporter Arrested For 'kill All The White People' Tweet
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[BREITBART] Maryland resident Carlos Anthony Hollins has been arrested and charged for allegedly issuing deadly threats against La Plata residents via his personal Twitter account.

#1: It's a start. Now round up the rest of that racist organization and lock them in a cage with a bunch of KKK skinheads.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2015-09-04 08:44 ||Comments

#2: I can't wait until Al Sharpton shows up to protest this poor black man having his First Amendment rights violated.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 2015-09-04 11:06 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: White House Staffer Resigns After Assault Charges
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[WEEKLYSTANDARD] On Wednesday, according to a report by WJLA in Washington, "Barvetta Singletary, a White House staffer, resigned today following assault charges." This dramatic news, however, received scant coverage in the major media. As of Thursday morning, only The Hill and Roll Call had covered the resignation. All three reports credit an unnamed White House spokesperson for confirming the news.

WJLA provides a short summary of the facts of the case:

Tuesday, prosecutors said a White House staffer had been indicted on assault and other charges following a dispute with a U.S. Capitol Police officer at her home.

Prince George's County say 37-year-old Singletary got into an argument with a U.S. Capitol Police officer after an alleged sexual encounter. Singletary then grabbed the officer's service weapon from a bag and fired once in his direction. No one was injured.

Singletary had been on unpaid leave since her arrest several weeks ago. Both Roll Call and The Hill note that the White House has accepted Singletary's resignation.
#1: This dramatic news, however, received scant coverage in the major media.

Thank goodness we have the thoughtful, caring media to decide for us what is and what isn't important news.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2015-09-04 01:16 ||Comments

#2: a White House staffer

They mean "previous deputy chief of staff" to Assistant Minority Leader James Clynburn (D-SC) and not former "House of Representatives legislative affairs liaison?"
Posted by: Pappy|| 2015-09-04 14:08 ||Comments

#3: was both dep Chief o Stf and policy director to Rep Clyburn

then WHouse Liaison to House for legislation d special assistant to President Obama
Posted by: lord garth|| 2015-09-04 17:09 ||Comments

-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-: Shootout At Los Angeles Funeral Leaves 1 Critically Injured
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[HOSTED.AP.ORG] A shootout at the Los Angeles funeral for a man rubbed out by the mob has left one person critically maimed.
... as long as they were at the funeral home anyway...
The Los Angeles Times ( ) says it happened shortly before noon Wednesday in the parking lot of a South Los Angeles funeral home.

A memorial service was being held for 41-year-old Kumase Jefferson, who was shot on Aug. 15 in what's believed to be an ongoing gang war in the area.

Police say Jefferson's friends and family were standing in the parking lot when gang rivals approached.

Lt. John Jenal says some mourners moved toward the gang members, who opened fire, and some mourners shot back in a running shootout.

Some suspects drove away. But their car crashed, and police detained two people for questioning.
#1: You stab em (or shoot as in this casa), we'll slab em.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 10:57 ||Comments

-Lurid Crime Tales-: Hacker Threatens To Sell Hillary Clinton's Entire Unreleased Private Emails For $500k
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[RADARONLINE] Just as email-gate looked to be winding down, has exclusively learned a person claiming to be a computer specialist has come forward with the stunning news that 32,000 emails from Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as For a good time at 3 a.m. call Hillary and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Edward Stettinius, Jr. ...
's private email account are up for sale. The price tag -- a whopping $500,000!

Promising to give the trove of the former Secretary of State's emails to the highest bidder, the specialist is showing subject lines as proof of what appear to be legitimate messages.
A 'talking head' on Fox this evening reported that an "unnamed U.S. Gov't agency" had been offered the emails for $500,000. a while back, but had turned the offer down." Sort of makes sense actually. Why buy someone else's copies of something you already own ?
Hat tip to Vast Right Wing Conspiracy:
Hacker Removes Hillary’s UNRELEASED Emails From Sale, Turns Over To FBI

[RadarOnline] The person who hacked into Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as The Heroine of Tuzla and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Charles Evans Hughes ...
's email server has pulled the emails off the block and turned them over to the FBI, has exclusively learned.
The FBI can be very persuasive...
"After speaking with my lawyers" the hacker told Radar exclusively, "I was advised I could not legally sell these, and to get rid of them and turn in everything I had to FBI."
When did it occur to him that he couldn't sell the emails -- three seconds after the FBI called his lawyer?
#1: Had he released one, maybe we would believe it.

Could have called Trey Goudy
Posted by: newc|| 2015-09-04 00:46 ||Comments

#2: Just the first of many blackmail attempts by people who either a) have incriminating emails or b) created them on the spot. At this point, who can say which are real and which are fake?

There will even be a website - Hillary's Email of the Day. Hillarity (heh) ensues.
Posted by: SteveS|| 2015-09-04 01:23 ||Comments

#3: Hacker soon to be found in a park from a self inflicted wound.


To the back of the head.
Posted by: DarthVader|| 2015-09-04 01:37 ||Comments

#4: Thought he turned these files over to the FBI upon advice from his attorney.
Posted by: JohnQC|| 2015-09-04 09:40 ||Comments

#5: I was about to suggest a Kickstarter campaign.
Posted by: KBK|| 2015-09-04 10:10 ||Comments

#6: KBK, I would have contributed.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 2015-09-04 11:03 ||Comments

#7: Don't worry. Price will come down as more sellers enter the market.
Posted by: Iblis|| 2015-09-04 11:45 ||Comments

#8: Interesting that hackers have classified emails (that US does not have) from a US Sec of State but some how no laws have been broken by the Sec of State.
Posted by: Airandee|| 2015-09-04 16:35 ||Comments

The Grand Turk: 2 journalists freed from Turkish jail, official says
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[FOXNEWS] Two Vice News journalists who were incarcerated
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
on terror-related charges have been released from jail, a Turkish government official said Thursday. Their assistant will remain placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
pending the conclusion of an investigation.

The two British journalists, correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, were detained last week in Diyarbakir, the main city in Turkey's mostly Kurdish southeast, after filming in a neighborhood where Kurdish youths frequently clash with Turkish security forces. Also detained was their Turkey-based assistant and translator, Mohammed Ismael Rasool.

The arrests prompted strong protests from media rights advocates, the U.S. and the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...

A government official told The News Agency that Dare Not be Named that Hanrahan and Pendlebury were freed on Thursday but the official did not know if they would be allowed to leave Turkey or were required to remain in the country pending trial. The state-run Anadolu Agency said the court agreed to a petition for the two British journalists to be released pending trial but ruled that Rasool remain in jug.

A lawyer representing the journalists could not immediately be reached for comment. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with Turkish government rules that bar government officials from speaking to journalists without prior authorization