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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Cobie Smulders

Posted by: Ebborong Photch2927 || 07/02/2014 15:44 Comments || Top||

#2  except that the picture isn't. Agent Carter was played by Hayley Atwell
Posted by: Warthog || 07/02/2014 15:47 Comments || Top||

#3  Cobie Smuders

Posted by: DarthVader || 07/02/2014 16:22 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Flineck Flusock4496 || 07/02/2014 17:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Birth Control
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/02/2014 18:15 Comments || Top||

#6  It's amazing to me that the "Progressives" are equating vi*&ra with contc*&ptives.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 07/02/2014 19:46 Comments || Top||

#7  That's because whenever the "blue pill" comes up about it being covered under insurance, female reasoning means dragging up the Pill as an equivalent (ask me how I know.)
Posted by: Pappy || 07/02/2014 21:03 Comments || Top||

#8  OK Pappy. I'll bite!
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 07/02/2014 21:44 Comments || Top||

#9  The Red Pill is better anyways, or so I hear...
Posted by: badanov || 07/02/2014 21:46 Comments || Top||

#10  I don't mean it in a condemning way,
But I fear I must criticize Hemingway:
Should an object of religion be shot
Like a pigeon by his W & C Scott?
An old bull who has had such a run
Should be shot with an elephant gun.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/02/2014 22:31 Comments || Top||

Battles End in Districts of Helmand
[Tolo News] After days of heavy festivities, the bad boy attacks have finally ended in Sangin district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...

Helmand Police Chief Gen. Abdul Qayoum Baqizoy said that the anti-government groups have failed to continue their attacks on the districts of Helmand after facing heavy resistance from the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

Baqizoy stated that the security forces are now undertaking operations to clean remote areas of insurgency. He added that road-mines have been the most challenging for the people and the ANSF, as its deactivation process continues.

"Anti-government gangs have laid mines in many villages, claiming the lives of civilians and soldiers," Baqizoy said. "But you will not see any resistance or conflict in Sangin or any districts of Helmand because the anti-government groups have failed in their operations. Helmand is under the control of the ANSF."

...back at the cheese factory, all the pieces finally fell together in Fluffy's mind...
a number of coppers who lost their body parts during the battles in Sangin have expressed their defiant patriotism in defending their country.

"A soldier will defend his country until he is alive," Police officer Toryalai said. "I will not let the enemies of this country reach their goals, as soon as my health is recovered."

Another soldier, Abdul Jabar, who has lost his leg in the battle, asked the security forces not to let foreigners reach their country.

"I will go to the battlefield again and fight alongside my brothers to defend the country and the region," he said. "I will fight the enemies of my government."

Although the exact number of casualties of government forces, civilians and Death Eaters are not clear, Helmand police chief said that hundreds of civilians have been killed and maimed as a result of the conflict. Moreover, 37 security forces have been killed and over a hundred others have been maimed. The number of bully boy casualties is estimated to be over 500.

The 10 day long battle in Sangin is said to be among the bloodiest battles this year. The festivities not only resulted in the deaths of hundreds, but have displaced roughly 3,000 families who are in search of safety.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

27 Taliban Insurgents Killed in Afghan Operations
[Tolo News] At least 27 Talibs were killed during "clearing operations" led by the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) in the past 24 hours across the country, the Ministry of Interior said in a statement on Tuesday.

Twenty-one other bully boyz were maimed and six others tossed in the slammer
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!

The statement said: "Within the past 24 hours, Afghan army, police and intelligence agency carried out several operations in Kunar, Kunduz, Badakhshan, Balkh, Zabul and Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces to rid the area of bad boys."

The Afghan forces have also seized weapons during the raids, the statement read.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa North
Bomb Blast Wounds 6 Tunisia Security Force Members
[An Nahar] Six members of the Tunisian security forces were maimed when a roadside kaboom went kaboom! Tuesday in the mountainous Kef region near the Algerian border, the interior ministry said.

"A roadside kaboom went kaboom! as a military vehicle passed by, wounding four soldiers and two members of the National Guard," it said.

At the time, the security forces were combing the mountains in the provinces of Kef and neighboring Jendouba "where the remnants of a terrorist group is holed up," the ministry added.

A policeman was maimed in a similar blast Sunday.

Since late 2012, security forces have been battling jihadists hiding out in the remote western region.

Earlier this month, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb for the first time grabbed credit for an attack in Tunisia, which has been rocked by Islamist violence since the 2011 revolution that toppled a decades-old dictatorship and touched off the Arab Spring.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [125 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia

Egypt Arrests Pro-Morsi Leaders ahead of Anniversary
[An Nahar] Egyptian police placed in durance vile
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
Tuesday five Islamist leaders who back Mohammed Morsi
...the former president of Egypt. A proponent of the One Man, One Vote, One Time principle, Morsi won election after the deposal of Hosni Mubarak and jumped to the conclusion it was his turn to be dictator...
, two days ahead of protests their alliance has called to mark the first anniversary of his ouster, officials said.

Since the military deposed Morsi last July 3, the authorities have waged a brutal crackdown on his supporters that has seen more than 1,400 people killed in street festivities and over 15,000 placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!

Magdy Hussein, a leader of the Anti-Coup Alliance that has spearheaded protests demanding Morsi's reinstatement, was arrested at dawn at his house, the security officials said.

He faces charges of inciting violence and threatening national security and stability.

Also detained was Nasr Abdel Salam, head of the Building and Development party, the political arm of Gamaa Islamiya, a former Death Eater group that has since renounced violence.

Two other leaders of the party, which is part of the Anti-Coup Alliance, were also arrested.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

Africa Subsaharan
Civilian group: 56 dead in Nigeria market blast
[DAILYSTAR.LB] A car bomb in a marketplace in Maiduguri, the northeast Nigerian city that is the birthplace of Boko Haram extremism, killed at least 56 people on Tuesday, the leader of a civilian group that recovered the bodies said.

Sadiq Abba Tijjani, leader of the Civilian Joint Task Force, told the Associated Press his group recovered at least 56 dead bodies at the blast site, mostly elderly women who sold peanuts and lemon juice at the market.

Tijjani said they managed to identify 21 of the dead but the rest "were either burnt or damaged beyond recognition."

Other witnesses also estimated the death toll to around 50. Some officials said only 17 people died in the explosion that ripped through the market early Tuesday, but officials regularly play down the death toll.

Witnesses and officials blamed Boko Haram extremists who are accused of a series of recent bomb attacks in the West African nation. The group has attracted international attention and condemnation since its April abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls from a northeastern town.

Tuesday's explosives were hidden under a load of charcoal in a large vehicle, according to witnesses who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals.

Trader Daba Musa Yobe, who works near the popular market, said the bomb went off just after the market opened at 8 a.m., before most traders or customers had arrived.

Security forces cordoned off the area for five hours but had a hard time keeping people out, though they warned there could be secondary explosions timed to target rescue efforts.

Last week, explosions ripped through the biggest shopping mall in Abuja, Nigeria's central capital, killing 24 people; a medical college in northern Kano city, killing at least eight; and a hotel brothel in northeast Bauchi city that killed 10. It was the third bomb blast in as many months in Abuja, and the second in two months in Kano. In May, twin car bombs at a marketplace also left more than 130 dead in central Jos city and killed at least 14 people at a World Cup viewing site in Damaturu, another town in the northeast.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [375 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

All Iranian Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes have just deployed to Iraq
Followup from previous posts on this issue.
Seven Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes operated by the Iranian Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution have arrived at Baghdad to join the war against ISIS militants.

On Jul. 1, all the seven operational Su-25 Frogfoot attack planes operated by the Pasdaran (informal name of the IRGC -- the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution) have completed their deployment to Imam Ali Airbase where they will join the ex-Russian Air Force Su-25s already delivered to Iraq in the air war against ISIS (Al Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). The aircraft (three Su-25UBKM and four Su-25KM jets) will be operated by four Iraqi pilots and 10 Iranian pilots.

According to ACIG.org forum member IIAF-JSF, who brought several to light, aircraft and support to fly them would be part of a military contract (backed by the U.S.) according to which Iran's IRGC Air Force will receive six Su-30K multirole jets destined to Iraq. Their delivery of the Iranian Su-25 has been filmed and reported by local media outlets and Iraqi MoD that has published the following video as well as the pictures you can find in this post.
Kindly click through to see everything, I don't have time to put in all the various links
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/02/2014 14:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [421 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Frogfoot!? Have they properly conducted a cultural offensive sensitivity impact study on this name?

(seriously, how did this name happen? Best I've heard is, other than starting with F(ighter), that the US was mostly efn with the Soviets)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/02/2014 15:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe a reference to the 'Boot of Oppression' on France?
Posted by: Glaviling Barnsmell5947 || 07/02/2014 15:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Designation given by the Air Standardization Coordinating Committee (ASCC.)

I believe it was a British-derived name.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/02/2014 18:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Somebody has a sense of humor when it comes to NATO codenames .
Posted by: Snavise Cholurt4299 || 07/02/2014 18:29 Comments || Top||

#5  Never could figure out how to put a link let alone a pic.

Tail art shows a frog smashing a tank.
Posted by: Snavise Cholurt4299 || 07/02/2014 18:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Flagon, Fitter, Fencer, ..now Frogfoot. Yeah I guess it fits
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 07/02/2014 18:57 Comments || Top||

#7  The Korean War era MIG-15 was the Fagot
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 07/02/2014 20:38 Comments || Top||

#8  Somebody has a sense of humor when it comes to NATO code names.

State dept diplomatic plates as well:

FC "F'ing Commies" - old Soviet Union
DC "D*mn Commies" - Cuba
DM "D*mn Muslims" - Iran
FM "F'ing Muslims"; probably still applicable - Libya

Least that is how I remember them. :-)
Posted by: Squinty || 07/02/2014 21:38 Comments || Top||

#9  OK so the Frogfeets are there; when do the Bombcats arrive?
(That would be a really, really, really sweet target of opportunity to remove the F-14s from the Iranians if a tragic ramp accident were to occur.....)
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/02/2014 22:54 Comments || Top||

Russia Delivers 2nd Batch of Manpad Magnets Jets To Iraq
Nervousness Alert (ZeroHedge)
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 07/02/2014 13:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Russia just delivered the second batch of Sukhoi fighter jets (which will be flown by Iraqi pilots and "are ready to provide air support to the armed forces")

A question to fellow 'burgers:

Does Iraq have any frog foot pilots? How do they expect to fly them with no experience and training?
Posted by: frozen al || 07/02/2014 15:14 Comments || Top||

#2  maybe with "advisors"
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 07/02/2014 15:21 Comments || Top||

#3  According to the usually interesting and often factual Wikipedia, the Iraqis basically fly some Russian helos and a bunch of Cessnas. So yeah, 'advisors'.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/02/2014 15:46 Comments || Top||

#4  I don't believe Tatr is a pilot.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/02/2014 16:01 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Flineck Flusock4496 || 07/02/2014 17:06 Comments || Top||

#6  Does Iraq have any frog foot pilots? How do they expect to fly them with no experience and training?

Basic training is this: pull the stick back, the houses get smaller, push it forward, they get bigger. push throttle forward, more noise =faster, pull it back, less noise.

wheels down= less power (noise) needed to taxi.
Posted by: USN, Ret. || 07/02/2014 22:56 Comments || Top||

Iraq army takes full control of Khales area in Diyala
[Iran Press TV] The Iraqi army, backed by thousands of tribal gunnies and volunteer forces, has retaken full control of a strategically important region from the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
hard boyz of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...

The Iraqi army sources say the Khales area, which is around 55 kilometers from Baghdad, is now under their control. The area in Diyala province is regarded as the nearest point that the Takfiri hard boyz could use to attack the capital.

Security sources also said ISIL flags have been removed from the houses that the hard boyz used as bases. Army forces also captured an armed man in an area used by hard boyz to store weapons.

The armed man had Saudi license plates with him. He was also found in possession of a book of inciting fatwas and some papers and certificates from the era of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The developments come as the United Nations
...aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society...
says June has been the deadliest month in Iraq so far this year, with more than 2400 people killed in violence.

The UN mission to Iraq has said in a statement that the corpse count includes over 1500 civilians and nearly 890 members of security forces. Over 2000 others have also been maimed.

The corpse count is estimated to be higher since the UN stated that the figure does not take into account casualties in Anbar province, which is largely controlled by Takfiri krazed killers.

Senior Mohammedan holy mans have condemned the ISIL atrocities, including mass executions and rape.

Iraqi Premier Nouri al-Maliki
... Prime Minister of Iraq and the secretary-general of the Islamic Dawa Party. Maliki imposed order on Basra wen the Shiites were going nuts, but has proven incapable of dealing with al-Qaeda's Sunni insurgency. Reelected to his third term in 2014...
has stressed that his government remains steadfast in defeating the ISIL Takfiri krazed killers, blaming 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...
, Qatar and some Arab states of the Persian Gulf for the growing terrorism in his country.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant

US troops in Iraqi capital to use Apache helicopters, drones
[Iran Press TV] American troops sent to Iraq are to fly Apache attack helicopters and use unarmed surveillance drones in Baghdad, Pentagon officials said on Tuesday.

A senior military official, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, told AFP that the drones were not Reapers or Predators but they are smaller Shadow robotic aircraft launched from a catapult.

The Shadow aircraft, US forces have used in Iraq and in Afghanistan in the past, are about 14 feet (4 meters) long and can fly up to 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) above the ground level.

Pentagon press secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby told a news conference on Tuesday that US troops would "help provide extra security for our facilities, our people, our property, and to also allow - to help allow the State Department and the embassy to continue to function as it is."

Kirby added that the troops will work to safeguard access to the Baghdad airport and the US embassy, adding the embassy remains "open".

He went on to say that the situation "continues to be very dangerous" and "the threat continues to be very real."

The United States says it has so far sent 500 troops to Baghdad to increase security for its embassy there.

On Monday, President Barack Obama
We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us...
also ordered 200 more troops to Baghdad to protect American diplomats as well as other personnel working in the city.
Posted by: Fred || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant

#1  Can't fly ground crew and/or embassy staff out in Apaches.
Posted by: Squinty || 07/02/2014 21:20 Comments || Top||

Arab Youths Hurl Stones At Police On Temple Mount; None Hurt
[Ynet] Several Arab youths hurled stones at a police force on Temple Mount on Tuesday morning. Police used crowd dispersal means to clear the complex of rioters.

No one was hurt in the incident, and visitations on the Temple Mount continue as normal.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

Angry Actions Against Arabs Around Israel
4 teens arrested after trying to attack Arab workers in Jerusalem
[Ynet] A masked Jewish teenager was tossed in the slammer
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
after trying to attack an Arab worker at a McDonald's on Hillel Street in Jerusalem. Three others attacked a Bedouin working in the city and they were also arrested. No injuries were reported after either incident.

Jerusalem protestors block Jaffa Street calling for 'death to Arabs'
[Ynet] Violent festivities erupted between hundreds of protestors in Jerusalem and police forces that were sent to the area. The protestors marched in Jaffa Street and tried to enter the open air market of Mahane Yehuda but security forces blocked their entrance.

The protestors yelled "death to Arabs" and demanded that Israel avenge the deaths of the three teenagers.

Jerusalem police detains Jewish teen on suspicion he attacked Arab taxi driver
[Ynet] A 17-year-old teen was detained overnight Monday in Jerusalem on suspicion he attacked an Arab taxi driver with pepper spray. Police was investigating whether the background to the act was nationalistic.

In addition to that, an Arab youth was taken to hospital in light condition after he was allegedly attacked by Jews in the capital. An investigation into the incident has been opened.

Two protestors attack Arabs in Jerusalem amidst clashes with police
[Ynet] Two protestors marching in Jerusalem were tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
after attacking two Arabs in the street. Four protestors in total have been arrested in Jerusalem Tuesday and the police announced that the protest was illegal.

Police rescue Arab boy from protestors calling for 'death to Arabs'
[Ynet] Police rescued an Arab youth who was caught in a demonstration against Arabs on Jaffa street in Jerusalem. The police called in additional officers to evacuate the boy. Protestors tried to attack the youth and police had to used force to push them back.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under:

Young Woman Claims She Was Kidnapped, Found In Palestinian Village
An odd little tale. Still, it was useful as an exercise, even if it turns out to have been a very unwise hoax.
[Ynet] Woman called the police and said she was being held inside a building at a Paleostinian village, police and IDF tracked her using the location of her mobile phone.

Less than 24 hours after finding the bodies of the three kidnapped teens, the fear of abduction arose once again. A 21-year-old woman who was working at a gas station near Beitar Illit claimed she was kidnapped by Paleostinians overnight Monday.

A team from the Judea and Samaria district police and the IDF located the woman using the GPS on her mobile. The young woman was found at Beit Jala near Jerusalem. The police were still checking whether she was indeed kidnapped.

In a phone call to the police's 100 emergency call center, the young woman said she was being held inside a building at a Paleostinian village, after being kidnapped and forced into a car.

An initial investigation conducted after the young woman was found revealed that after she finished her shift at the gas station she met with a friend. When the encounter was over, while she was on her way to a hitchhiking stop, two Paleostinians forcefully got her inside their car and led her inside the building she was eventually found at.

Police and IDF forces, with the help of the young woman and the location of her mobile phone, arrived to the building in which she was held and rescued her.

Following the incident the police are investigating the circumstances of the case and whether abduction actually took place.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [192 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Just out for a stroll when, by golly,
What looked to be fun seemed like folly.
Then it started to rain
(take this all with a grain)
So she took shelter under her brolly.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/02/2014 18:12 Comments || Top||

High Court Rules To Demolish Home Of Passover Eve Killer
[Ynet] Court reject petition by Ziad Awad, murderer of senior police officer killed in Passover eve terror attack; meanwhile, mother of teen stabbed to death by Paleostinian terrorist urges court to hand down harsh sentence.

The High Court on Tuesday has authorized the IDF to demolish the home of Ziad Awad, the Paleostinian terrorist who killed Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrahi on Passover eve, rejecting Awad's petition.

...back at the alley, Slats Chumbaloni was staring into a hole that was just .45 inch in diameter and was less than three feet from his face ...
the mother of Eden Atias, the 18-year-old soldier stabbed to death in Afula by a 16-year-old Paleostinian from Jenin, pleaded with the military court trying her son's killer to hand down a severe sentence.

The court hearings took place only a day after the lifeless bodies of three Israeli teens presumed kidnapped since June 12 were found in the West Bank. Hours after their bodies were found, security forces partially demolished the home of Amar Abu-Eisha, one of the two main suspects in the boys' kidnap and murder.

Regarding the Passover killer's house, Judge Miriam Naor rejected the terrorist's petition and tied the events to the rise in the number of terror attacks in the West Bank and the discovery of the missing boys' bodies. She explained that though the IDF has stopped demolishing houses in recent years, the law still permits it, especially in light of recent developments.

A 2005 military committee failed to find proof that destruction of terrorists' homes serves to deter future terror attacks. In wake of the findings and criticism by human rights
One man's rights are another man's existential threat.
groups, who balked at what they described as collective punishment, the Defense Ministry decided in 2005 that the demolition of homes of jacket wallahs would stop unless there was "an extreme change in circumstances". Thus explaining the judge's reference to the current rise in terror related events.

Representing the victim, Hadas, wife of Baruch Mizrahi, urged the court not to focus on the suffering of the terrorist but on that of the victims. "We are the victims, we were innocent, driving in our car until we were caught in an ambush and shot at.

"The terrorist just laughed at us and kept shooting. He saw Baruch had fallen so he took aim at our children's heads," she said.

Awad's lawyer tried to counter the claim, and said that "the terrorists' children are not complicit in this act and should not suffer. His brother and his wife and kids' home could also be damaged in the attack," Lawyer Sigi Ben Yair claimed.

On the other hand, representatives of the State claimed that Awad's wife knew of her husband's intentions, and they also reminded that Awad's son Izz ad-Ain was involved the attack, "this is no innocent family," State lawyer Aner Helman told the judge.

Harsh sentence
Only two weeks after enlisting, Eden Atias was stabbed to death by a Paleostinian teen who boarded the bus Atias was traveling on in Afula. Now the IDF Military Court in Salem must decide the minor's fate, with the State and victims demanding a life sentence while his lawyers ask for a reduced sentence because of his age.

The killer was convicted a month ago, and at Ynet's request the details of his sentencing hearings are being made public.

"I beg you from the bottom of my heart and soul, do not give my son's killer a reduced or light sentence. The terrorist standing before you today is more than aware of what he did and expresses no remorse, he is a monster who wants to sew evil," she said.

"I ask he will not see or feel freedom, just like my Eden cannot participate in life and take part of our now destroyed family.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [133 views] Top|| File under:

'Norwegian' Accused of Royal Threat Turns Up in Jihad Video
[An Nahar] A Norwegian citizen previously accused of making threats against the country's royal family has reportedly shown up in a jihadist video shot in Iraq, police said Tuesday.

Bastian Vasquez, a 25-year-old of Chilean origin, allegedly appears in the video, said to have been produced by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
... the current version of al-Qaeda in Iraq, just as blood-thirsty and well-beloved as the original...
(ISIL), gloating over the fall of an Iraqi border post.

On the video, posted on liveleak.com on Sunday, the man states that ISIL had taken the post and killed several Iraqi soldiers.

"The PST has decided to investigate Bastian Vasquez in relation to the published footage," Norway's police security service (PST) said on Twitter.

In 2012, Vasquez was accused of making threats against the Norwegian royal family and former prime minister Jens Stoltenberg in another video.

After he did not show up for his trial, Norway launched an international hunt for him with the PST suspecting he could have gone to Syria.

The police security service told Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet that Vasquez, alias Abu Safiyyah or Mohammad Jundullah, is charged with participation in or support of a terrorist organization.

It is unclear whether Vasquez is an active fighter or carries out other tasks for ISIL.

The man said to be Vasquez in the video is shown at a deserted border post amid burnt-out patrol cars.

"We killed most of them, some of them ran off and we took a lot of prisoners," he says in broken English.

"They are nothing but cowards, they only run away, the Iraqi army."

The footage also showed between 10 and 20 hostages -- apparently Shia Moslems -- taken by ISIL, and the moment Vasquez blew up a building he said used to house a cop shoppe.

According to the PST, at least 40 to 50 people with links to Norway have fought or are currently fighting in Syria with forces opposed to the Bashir al-Assad regime.
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#1  Meanwhile, NOT to be outdone by Norway, ...

* DAILY STAR LEBANON > DUTCH ISLAMIST RADICALS BECOME [decentralized + ... ] ELUSIVE [International = Middle East] "SWARM".


Full-body BURQUA???

Thats an "honor-killing"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 07/02/2014 2:52 Comments || Top||

Roadside Bomb Targets Army Patrol in Tripoli
[An Nahar] The Lebanese army said Tuesday that one of its patrols was targeted overnight with a roadside kaboom in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...

The homemade bomb, which was made up of around 800 grams of explosives, went off at 3:15 am while soldiers were patrolling the area of Bab al-Ramel, the military said in a communique.

The explosives were packed in a metal box, it said.

The army cordoned off the area after the attack, which is now being investigated by military police, the communique added.

The army and security forces deployed en masse in Tripoli earlier this year as part of a security plan aimed at bringing back calm to the city, which has witnessed several rounds of deadly gunbattles.
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Jihadi Group Captures Syrian Border Town
[Ynet] The al-Qaeda breakaway Islamic State of Iraq and al Shams captured a key Syrian town near the Iraq border from other rebels on Tuesday and advanced toward a stronghold of its main jihadi rivals, an activist group said.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Boukamal fell to the hard boyz early Tuesday following days of battles between the group and other factions led by the Nusra Front, al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate. Activists in the area could not immediately be reached and calls to Boukamal and nearby areas were not going through.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/02/2014 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant

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