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Terror Attack in Las Vegas - Mass Shooting - Updated 50+ dead, 400+ wounded
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Afghanistan
9 die in friendly air attack in Helmand
An Afghan Air Force (AAF) helicopter on Sunday missed its target in southern Helmand’s Greshk district and killed nine Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), Helmand governor spokesman Omar Zawak told TOLOnews.

The helicopter missed the target and bombed the ANSF in which nine soldiers were killed and ten were wounded.

Among those killed, one was an NDS soldier, one was an NDS officer and seven were local security force members.

The airstrike was carried out by a MD 130 helicopter on Sunday afternoon around 4pm local time.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under:

#1  and how do we know that they missed?
Posted by: irishrageboy || 10/02/2017 18:57 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Somali Army Commander Escaped Bomb Attack Near Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] A senior Somali military commander, Aden Laboo Afle was reported to have escaped unhurt from a kaboom targeted his convoy in the outskirts of Mogadishu on Sunday.

According to witnesses and local officials, at least two security guards were maimed in a remote-controlled land mine kaboom hit the convoy while driving at Garasbaley area.

Following the blast, Somali security forces sealed off the scene, and launched an investigation into the incident, but, no arrest was reported.

The maimed soldiers have been transported to the capital and admitted in hospital.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [138 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Somali Security Forces Carry Out Massive Sweeps In Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali government forces have carried out massive security sweeps in Mogadishu, detaining suspected Al shabaab members, Police said on Sunday.

The operation took place in Mogadishu’s Hodon district, especially Sheikh Moalim Gabow and Ka’an areas, whereas the suspects were tossed in the calaboose
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
by the Police and Intelligence officers.

The sweep followed series of targeted liquidations and drive-by shootings in the capital in the past few days by Al shabaab fighting against Somali government and AU forces.

Somali security Minister, Mohammed Abukar Islow "Dualle" has last week ordered the security personnel to arrest those behind the recent drive-by shootings in Mogadishu.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Jubbaland Probes KDF Airstrike In Gedo Region
[RADIOSHABELLE] Jubbaland has announced it will launch a probe into a deadly KDF Arclight airstrike in Gedo region, which left several innocent civilians, and a number of animals.

Mohamud Siyad Aden, the Vice President of Jubbaland said Jubbaland will a form an team to investigative the casualty figures, and which country was responsible for the attack.

Aden has sent his heartfelt condolence to the families who lost their loved ones in the Kenyan military Arclight airstrike, and wished a swift recovery for the maimed victims.

The air raid took place in Tarako, about 60Km away from Bardere, a town in Gedo region which has been recaptured by Al shabaab last week following a pull-out by Somali and Kenyan forces.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [144 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Arabia
Houthis storm health ministry in Sanaa, threaten Saleh loyalist minister
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Health Minister of the coup government in Sanaa, Mohammed Salem bin Hafeez, has accused Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
gunnies of storming his office in the Yemeni capital and issuing a decision appointing one of their leaders instead.

The dramatic developments were revealed in a statement by the minister loyal to ousted president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
on Saturday, that gangs accompanied by the Undersecretary of the Minister, Abdul Salam al-Madani, a Houthi leader, and Nashwan al-Atab, another Houthi leader, broke into his office.

Hafeez also revealed in a statement to a news agency, that the gunnies broke up a medical meeting he was holding with the directors of the offices of the Ministry of Health.

He said that "the meeting was canceled and a pistol was pointed to my face."

In addition, sources in the Ministry of Health confirmed that there have recently been differences between those loyal to Saleh and Houthi militias.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Yemeni forces shoot down US reconnaissance drone over Sana’a
[Iran Press TV] Yemeni army soldiers, supported by allied fighters from Houthi Ansarullah movement, have shot down a US unmanned aerial vehicle as it was on a reconnaissance mission over the capital Sana’a.

A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Arabic-language al-Masirah television network that air defense units of the Yemeni army and fighters from the Popular Committees struck the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (sometimes called Predator B) drone Sunday afternoon.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [149 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Two women killed in Marseille station knife attack
[DAWN] A knifeman killed two women at the main train station in the French Mediterranean city of Marseille on Sunday before being rubbed out by soldiers patrolling there, local officials and police said.

Soldiers posted in the station as part of a special force set up to guard vulnerable areas in terror-hit La Belle France responded to the stabbings in front of the station and shot the man dead, local officials said.

Armed police were deployed afterwards and the grand and ornate rail terminus in the bustling heart of La Belle France's second-biggest city was evacuated, stopping all train traffic on one of the country's busiest lines.

"Two victims have been stabbed to death," regional police chief Olivier de Mazieres told AFP, referring to the attack which occurred at 1:45pm.

The latest deaths came with La Belle France still on high alert and in a state of emergency following a string of attacks in recent years by bandidos holy warriors linked to the bad boy 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) group or al-Qaeda.

Since 2015, a total of 239 people have been killed in terrorist attacks in La Belle France, according to an AFP count before Sunday's incident.

After the stabbings, anti-terror prosecutors said they had opened an investigation into "killings linked to a terrorist organization" and the "attempted killing of a public official".

New anti-terror law
The incident came only days after the IS released a recording of what it said was its leader 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...
urging his followers to strike their enemies in the West.

La Belle France has deployed troops and its air force to the Middle East and is a leading partner in the US-led international coalition fighting IS in Iraq and Syria, where IS fighters are being driven back.

La Belle France has suffered several major terror attacks since 2015, including on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo
...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe...
in January followed by an assault on Gay Paree bars and the Bataclan concert hall by gunnies in November of that year.

A killing spree in Nice in July 2016 left 86 people dead when an holy warrior drove a truck into crowds after a fireworks display on Bastille Day.

But there have also been numerous smaller attacks on coppers, soldiers or members of the public since then, sometimes carried out by people with severe psychological problems.

Since November 2015, the country has been in a state of emergency which gives the government and security forces greater powers to combat bandidos holy warriors and launch anti-terror raids.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Brave Lions of Islam!
Posted by: gorb || 10/02/2017 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Their bravery is not the issue - how to stop such attacks is the issue.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/02/2017 2:02 Comments || Top||

#3  They'll have to accept Israel's conclusions.
Posted by: gorb || 10/02/2017 3:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Israel's methods are stop gap measures - not a solution.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/02/2017 3:53 Comments || Top||

#5  The assassin had been arrested, and released, two days earlier in Lyon.
Posted by: si vis pacem, para bellum || 10/02/2017 12:37 Comments || Top||

#6  There was a judiciary decision that he should be expelled from France because he was an illegal immigrant and criminal; but that did not happen, they released him on Friday, he murdered the two young women on Sunday.
Posted by: si vis pacem, para bellum || 10/02/2017 14:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Who's going to jail because of that fatal fuckup?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/02/2017 14:47 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm betting nobody.
Posted by: Raj || 10/02/2017 15:12 Comments || Top||


Great White North
4 people injured in 'terrorism' attack on officer in Canada
[DAWN] Canadian police said on Sunday that an attack on an officer outside a football game with a car and knife and a high-speed chase of a U-Haul that left four people injured in the western city of Edmonton, Alberta, are being investigated as acts of terrorism.

Edmonton Police Chief Rod Knecht said that officers took a suspect in jug and they think he acted alone.

Knecht said a flag of the bully boy 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) group was found in the car that hit the officer. They later described the suspect as a 30-year-old Edmonton man.

The attack began on a Canadian Football League game outside Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday night when police say a white Chevrolet Malibu rammed a traffic control barricade and sent an officer flying into the air 15 feet.

Knecht said the driver, believed to be 30 years old, then got out and attacked the officer with a knife before fleeing on foot.

The officer was taken to a hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries while a manhunt was launched. "It's not critical," Knecht said of the injuries.

A few hours later, a U-Haul van was stopped at an impaired driving check stop north of downtown on Wayne Gretzky Drive. Knecht said the name of the driver was close to the name of the registered owner of the car that hit the officer.

He said the U-Haul then sped off toward downtown with police in pursuit.

Police say the U-Haul intentionally swerved at pedestrians at crosswalks throughout the chase. Four people were maimed by the van, but the extent of their injuries was not immediately known.

The van eventually flipped near a downtown hotel and a suspect was placed in durance vile
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
. Knecht said the man was known to police, but did not release his name.

"It is believed at this time that these two incidents are related," Knecht said.

"It was determined that these incidents are being investigated as acts of terrorism." Knecht said Edmonton police are working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's National Security Enforcement Team and other Canadian security agencies. Knecht told the public to remain vigilant and observant of their surroundings.

Knecht said police didn't call off the chase of the U-Haul due to the seriousness of the crime.

Witness Pat Hannigan told news hounds that he saw police pull the man from the windshield of the toppled U-Haul. He said 30 police cars were chasing the U-Haul.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley said on Twitter that her thoughts are with the injured officer and she's hoping for a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [108 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Home Front: WoT
Terror Attack in Las Vegas - Mass Shooting - Updated 50+ dead, 400+ wounded

[FoxNews] From shooter on 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay into a concert.

Reports now indicate as many as 20 50 dead.
Update at 10:30 a.m. ET from this article, the others linked in the comment thread, and the NPR report I'm listening to as I type. Note: President Trump is about to speak publically on the subject.
o 50+ dead, not known how many from gunshots vs. trampling as crowd fled

o At least 436 wounded

o More than 10 rifles were found in the room

o Shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, resident of Mesquite, Nevada, was found dead of a self-inflicted wound in a room of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino

o Paddock's roommate, Marilou Danley, has been found and spoke with police, who do not believe she is involved, as she is out of the country

o Paddock's brother said he has no history of mental illness

o The retirement community house Paddock shared with Danley is currently being raided

o Paddock is in the middle of divorce proceedings

o It is 1,700ft. from the shooter's window to the concert grounds
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 04:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1645 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Looks like the shooter was a Vegas local
With an automatic weapon and high-capacity magazines
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 4:36 Comments || Top||

#2  4:36 EDT - 20+ dead 100+ injured still finding more.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 4:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Looking for 2 cars with known plates.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 4:39 Comments || Top||

#4  Looking for a Mary Lou Danley who is the killer's roommate.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 4:41 Comments || Top||

#5  Possibly this woman is the one they want.
https://www.facebook.com/marilou.danley/about?lst=1377314640%3A1571423906%3A1506933702
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 4:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Here's some info on Marilou's hubby. Do the math.

Geary Danley is a fan of the The Rachel Maddow Show​ and liked several pages on Facebook​ including Thank You Obama, Anti-Trump Army, Progressive Day, Organizing for Action, Not My President, Proud to Be A Democrat, Fight Trump, Boycott All Things Trump, and Impeach Trump. Geary is a Democrat and is registered to vote in Washoe County, Nevada​.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/02/2017 5:32 Comments || Top||

#7  Here's some info on Marilou's hubby. Do the math.

Press blackout. Betcha.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/02/2017 5:41 Comments || Top||

#8  Stephen Craig Paddock Is another name
Posted by: Clyde Mussolini1716 || 10/02/2017 6:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Still going w/same motive.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 10/02/2017 6:53 Comments || Top||

#10  Betcha the shooter thought they were striking against "white supremacism".
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/02/2017 7:06 Comments || Top||

#11  Turns out shooter is 64.

If I'd been out till quarter to three

Would you lock the door

Will you still need me, will you still feed me

When I'm sixty-four?
Posted by: 3dc || 10/02/2017 7:26 Comments || Top||

#12  Daily Mail summary at this time.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/02/2017 8:10 Comments || Top||


#14 
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/02/2017 8:23 Comments || Top||

#15  Anti-gun lobby in 5..4
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/02/2017 8:26 Comments || Top||

#16  The guy reportedly had "multiple weapons in the hotel room." Reportedly had a "criminal record." Unless it was a string of misdemeanors, it sounds like a felon in possession of firearms scenario...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/02/2017 8:32 Comments || Top||

#17  Unfortunately this guy was considerably more accurate than most, and at several hundred yards range.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/02/2017 8:45 Comments || Top||

#18  "This is why you shouldn't be able to buy automatic machine guns through the loophole at the gunshows without a background check"

in 5...4...3...
Posted by: Frank G || 10/02/2017 9:03 Comments || Top||

#19  Can't imagine there will be many tears from the elite over this - no victim group: shooter was an old white guy and the victims statistically white conservatives. It's just a crisis that can't be wasted.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/02/2017 9:13 Comments || Top||

#20  Berne supporter that is fighting back against the fascists?

My theory
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/02/2017 9:39 Comments || Top||

#21  This is why you shouldn't be able to buy automatic machine guns through the loophole at the gunshows without a background check"


Sorry Frank G, you're late. I heard this one on my way out at 7:30 this morning (EDT).
Posted by: AlanC || 10/02/2017 10:39 Comments || Top||

#22  ISIS claims attack via Amaq
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/02/2017 10:46 Comments || Top||

#23  ISIS claims attack via Amaq

Truly, Rex Mundi, or are you being sarcastic?

Bangkok Billy, do you have a link to the information about the sane Mr. Paddock?

Separately, NPR commenters have thus far nothing negative to say about President Trump's brief speech.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2017 11:00 Comments || Top||

#24  3dc, thank you for getting the article up so quickly. To all who added and will continue to add information and links as the situation develops, thank you for making Rantburg the place I go to first when bad things happen. This is self-organized effectiveness at its best.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#25  GP article Has ISIS claiming credit.
Posted by: Whavish Thusoling5684 || 10/02/2017 11:05 Comments || Top||

#26  Not a joke on my part. Amaq puts out 2 messages: one claiming as soldier of Islam, another sez he converted a few months ago. They provide no evidence for either. I've got salt shakers in both hands
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 10/02/2017 11:07 Comments || Top||

#27  Raw Story reports Mr. Paddock is basically retired, spending his time gambling and going to shows. Also, there were 22,000 attending the Country & Western festival.

Most of the commenters at the link assume the shooter is a rightwing NPR type, and they are nasty about it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2017 11:10 Comments || Top||

#28  Girlfriend Danley was apparently out of country, making several trips lately, but was reportedly Indonesian, the most populous Muslim country today. Something is odd, as she is still married to Geary Danley, but living with Paddock.

https://www.facebook.com/marilou.danley/about
Here's some info on Marilou's hubby. Do the math:

Geary Danley is a fan of the The Rachel Maddow Show​ and liked several pages on Facebook​ including Thank You Obama, Anti-Trump Army, Progressive Day, Organizing for Action, Not My President, Proud to Be A Democrat, Fight Trump, Boycott All Things Trump, and Impeach Trump. Geary is a Democrat and is registered to vote in Washoe County, Nevada​.
Posted by: Whavish Thusoling5684 || 10/02/2017 11:15 Comments || Top||

#29  Morning news was shitting kittens, which is a reminder to shake out my BS filters.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/02/2017 11:28 Comments || Top||

#30  24 hour rule always should be in effect for mass shootings.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 10/02/2017 11:37 Comments || Top||

#31  Paddock's roommate, Marilou Danley, has been found and spoke with police, who do not believe she is involved, as she is out of the country

How convenient.
Posted by: gorb || 10/02/2017 11:53 Comments || Top||

#32  So, what's the latest from the disinformation mills (aka MSM). Are we still at war with Oceania?
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/02/2017 12:00 Comments || Top||

#33  Geary Danley was wrongly assumed to be involved
Posted by: Clyde Mussolini1716 || 10/02/2017 12:25 Comments || Top||

#34  Man, props to the local police that responded and breached the door to this killers room within 10 minutes. Unbelievable respo we. May God bless those that run to the sound of the guns.
Posted by: Tennessee || 10/02/2017 12:25 Comments || Top||

#35  Marilou Danley Facebook page before it was deleted. Marilou Danley being sought for questioning for the investigation into the Las Vegas shooting...

link
Posted by: Woodrow || 10/02/2017 12:26 Comments || Top||

#36  I blame Democrats for being vile subhuman evil vermin. They are the root of the world's evil. Scratch Satan, find a democrat.

Do I really need a /sarc on this given that it's essentially true?
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/02/2017 12:31 Comments || Top||

#37  From the video recordings I've heard on TV it sound like full-auto firing. Probably just emptying one mag after another into the crowd mass. It will be interesting to learn how many shell casings are found in that hotel room.

One sick, evil bastid. Unarmed, defenseless young people. Totally evil.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/02/2017 12:48 Comments || Top||

#38  “The Las Vegas attacker converted to Islam a few months ago,” Amaq added


Girlfriend Danley was apparently out of country, making several trips lately, but was reportedly Indonesian

She is also reported in 2016 spending time in Dubai.

Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Ebbaise1246 || 10/02/2017 12:53 Comments || Top||


#40  Vegas: RUMINT
https://vladtepesblog.com/2017/10/02/dear-readers-please-check-the-comments-under-the-readers-links-post/
Posted by: newc || 10/02/2017 13:12 Comments || Top||


#42  People Are Celebrating Death Of “Trump Supporters” At Las Vegas Shooting

I would prefer a different word than "people" in the headline, but, there it is.
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 10/02/2017 13:48 Comments || Top||

#43  Apparently his dad was a psychopath.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/02/vegas-gunmans-psychopath-dad-landed-on-fbis-most-wanted-list/
Posted by: gorb || 10/02/2017 14:17 Comments || Top||

#44  A primer on how suppressors wouldn't have helped this shooter.
Posted by: gorb || 10/02/2017 14:29 Comments || Top||

#45  ISIS repeatedly and more specifically claims the attack ("Abu Abd Abdulbar al-Ameriki"), but the FBI already told us "absolutely not".

If ISIS claim is correct, why did the FBI rush with denial? isn't it easier to say "no comment"?
Posted by: si vis pacem, para bellum || 10/02/2017 14:38 Comments || Top||

#46  Police got to room so quickly because its smoke detector was tripped by the amount of smoke from his firing. Latest count 58 dead, 515 wounded.
Posted by: Thomons Dribble9572 || 10/02/2017 14:45 Comments || Top||

#47  This statement from Daesh is being reported thru SITE Intel. https://twitter.com/Rita_Katz/status/914914301336522752
Posted by: newc || 10/02/2017 14:49 Comments || Top||

#48  Trailingwife, I assume this is a typo "rightwing NPR type". Funny imagining though.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/02/2017 14:51 Comments || Top||

#49  UK Army confirm soldiers from @TheWelshCavalry responded after "heinous" #LasVegasShooting to save wounded

'Pro rege et patria' (For Queen and Country).
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/02/2017 15:01 Comments || Top||

#50  On a positive note:

CBS Exec Fired for ‘Deeply Unacceptable’ Post About ‘Republican Gun Toters’
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/02/2017 15:16 Comments || Top||

#51  As TW said: "Maybe they read a book."
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/02/2017 15:17 Comments || Top||

#52  Rosenberg covering among other things : "Warning 45 minutes before the attack: “You’re all going to die.”"
Posted by: newc || 10/02/2017 15:18 Comments || Top||

#53  CBS Exec Fired for ‘Deeply Unacceptable’ Post About ‘Republican Gun Toters’

Yeah. They have standards. She violated the one about being too obvious.
Posted by: gorb || 10/02/2017 15:49 Comments || Top||

#54  It took an hour and 12 minutes from the first 911 call to the moment police burst into Paddock's room. Why so long?

He was already dead by that time. When did the shooting stop?
Posted by: si vis pacem, para bellum || 10/02/2017 15:49 Comments || Top||

#55  Performer Jake Owen says shooting lasted 10 minutes.
Posted by: si vis pacem, para bellum || 10/02/2017 16:08 Comments || Top||

#56  Some fringe links and rumourmills going around that Antifa AND isis stuff found...

24 hours in salt room applies.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/02/2017 16:20 Comments || Top||

#57  And Anti-gun nuts on twitter starting the "But England/Australia/Europe doesn't have mass death events after they banned guns" meme.

REALLY hate to ask, but anybody have links to some primers explaining, in detail, why those people are stupid? I mean common sense says they are(Much of the death is [imo] sub-culture), but I'd like some links if any of you have some.
Posted by: Charles || 10/02/2017 16:38 Comments || Top||

#58  Danley looks ethnic Chinese, so I wouldn't assume she is a Muslim. Might be a convert though.
Posted by: phil_b || 10/02/2017 16:55 Comments || Top||

#59  "REALLY hate to ask, but anybody have links to some primers explaining, in detail, why those people are stupid?"

Here you go.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/02/2017 17:17 Comments || Top||

#60  Mandalay hotel starting 2012 required all hotel security be unarmed.

Charles,
Any link to Venezuela or Cuba today, any link to pre WWII Nazi Germany under Hitler, or to orders from King George of England during the American Revolution demanding un armed citizens in the colonies will show you what happens to entire populations that are unarmed.

The Vegas massacre was a gun free zone. Even hotel security was to have no weapons. The crazies do thier homework.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 10/02/2017 17:18 Comments || Top||

#61  Norway has strict gun laws too. They had a mass shooting in 2011 claiming 77 lives.
Posted by: Ebbomonter Spineth1474 || 10/02/2017 17:23 Comments || Top||

#62  Also, I heard the shots fired on the video. Full auto machine gun. 99.9% chance that guy did not possess that legally.
Posted by: Ebbomonter Spineth1474 || 10/02/2017 17:36 Comments || Top||

#63  I was wondering just how many more "Gun Free Zone" decals security would have to put up in order for the shooter to throw up his arms and say "This just ain't worth it"?
Posted by: Capsu78 || 10/02/2017 17:39 Comments || Top||

#64  Danley apparently in the Philippines where she was originally from. Not Indonesia as reported earlier.
Posted by: phil_b || 10/02/2017 18:44 Comments || Top||

#65  I'm trying to picture how he got such an arsenal up to his room without security noticing. I guess you don't pay attention to that kind of stuff until something bad happens.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/02/2017 18:44 Comments || Top||

#66  Take it apart and put it in luggage. Lots of people carrying luggage around a hotel that big.
Posted by: Glager Grolet7852 || 10/02/2017 19:00 Comments || Top||

#67  I'm more interested in how he got the arms. How many full automatics did he have?
Posted by: Glager Grolet7852 || 10/02/2017 19:01 Comments || Top||

#68  I'm trying to picture how he got such an arsenal up to his room without security noticing. You haven't seen many hotel lobbies, then, with luggage carts packed to overflowing with stuff the customers bring with them.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 10/02/2017 19:03 Comments || Top||

#69  do not ask how. there are a millions of how's. Do not ask why. There is no why. Evil is just that.
Posted by: newc || 10/02/2017 19:35 Comments || Top||

#70  The Media haven't mentioned if the kiler was a Democrat and hated Trump supporters and one would assume that he thought that people who attended the Country Music concert which was his target would also ne likely Trump Supporters.

And an analysis of other wacko mass muderers have tended to be Democrats. The last one who shot up the Congressman at a baseball game was a Bernie supporter. Remember? There have been numerous others...Democrats with guns.

But the Media doesn't even ask those questions. The Media is incompetent AND stupid.
Posted by: Glalet Scourge of the Boskonians5304 || 10/02/2017 22:46 Comments || Top||

#71  Based on the number of rounds per burst he was emptying 30 round clips at each burst. 600 casualties indicated he fired off probably at least a dozen clips, probably more.

But in his mind he was the victim. And blamed the world. Yes, that would be a Democrat.

Posted by: Hupeting Sforza8196 || 10/02/2017 23:02 Comments || Top||

#72  10 rounds per second. To me, a SAW belt fed with tripods. Podcast from AllMarineRadio
Posted by: newc || 10/02/2017 23:39 Comments || Top||

#73  #48 Trailingwife, I assume this is a typo "rightwing NPR type".

Quite right -- thank you for catching that, rjschwarz. It was meant to be NRA.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2017 23:48 Comments || Top||

#74  The range here was over 400 meters. With nearly automatic fire, the 5.56 rounds would be just random, and 7.62 would be only accurate on the first shot of a burst. To injure 600 people would require at least 3000 rounds. Probably twice that much.

I dont't know about you, but I have not fired more than a couple hundred rounds at the range per trip to the range, which took about an hour.

He was not shooting anything that could be legal in any jurisdiction.

It is a damn shame that crazy people violate our gun laws and shoot people.

Posted by: rammer || 10/02/2017 23:48 Comments || Top||


Iraq
2 ISIS Bad Guys caught in explosion in Salahuddin
Salahuddin (IraqiNews.com) Two Islamic State militants were killed in a blast caused by a bomb as they were trying to plant in north of Salahuddin, a security source was quoted saying on Sunday.

Speaking to AlSumaria News on Sunday, the source said, “two IS militants were killed in a blast as they were trying to plant a bomb in the roads beneath Makhoul mountains.”

“IS mainly depends on bombs, being its last weapon to use against advancing security troops,” the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, added.

Federal Police announced, last week, liberation of eastern Shirqat, the group’s holdout in north of Salahuddin.

225 militants had been killed since the launch of operations in Shirqat, Jawdat previously announced.
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Kirkuk Kombat Kronicle
Iraqi militia captures 6 villages

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government and paramilitary forces took over 12 villages near the Islamic State-held town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, on Sunday as a second phase of military operations launched against militants’ havens.

Federal Police chief Shaker Jawdat and Popular Mobilization Forces said that the forces took over 12 villages west and southeast of the enclave on the third day of a second phase of offensives which launched Friday.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and military commanders declared on Friday the launch of a second phase of offensives to retake the town held by IS since 2014, saying that hundreds of militants were killed on the first few days of the offensive.

The first phase of operations ended a week ago.

So far, operations targeting Hawija managed to retake the town of Shirqat, an IS stronghold in neighboring Salahuddin, and dozens of surrounding villages.

Parallel operations were launched late September targeting IS havens in western Anbar.

Iraqi forces capture 28 villages near Hawija

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi forces and allied paramilitary troops have retaken 28 villages as part of operations to clear the southwestern Kirkuk town of Hawija from militants, military media said Sunday.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, quoting the Joint Operations Command, said forces advancing from the south and the east of the city have converged.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and military commanders declared on Friday the launch of a second phase of offensives to retake the town held by IS since 2014, saying that hundreds of militants were killed on the first few days of the offensive.

ISIS dronemaker dies while flying drone in Hawija

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) Islamic State’s member responsible for flying drones was killed in an explosion on Sunday at the town of Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk, as government troops advance to retake the town.

The so-nicknamed “al-Mulla” was killed in an explosion of a weaponized drone while trying to fly it on the outskirts of Hawija, said a local source to Alsumaria News.

Islamic State has been relying on bomb-laden drones both reconnaissance and for attacking security troops over the past few years.

Earlier on Sunday, military media said Iraqi forces and allied paramilitary troops had retaken 28 villages as part of operations to recapture Hawija.

The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell, quoting the Joint Operations Command, said forces advancing from the south and the east of the city have converged.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and military commanders declared on Friday the launch of a second phase of offensives to retake the town held by IS since 2014, saying that hundreds of militants were killed on the first few days of the offensive.

Photojournalist dies near Hawija

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) A photojournalist has been killed while covering the ongoing battles between Islamic State and Iraqi joint troops in the group’s holdout in southwest of Kirkuk, a source was quoted saying.

“A colleague from al-Nujabaa channel, Warith al-Shemari, was killed on Sunday during battles within the Hawija offensive,” the source told alforat news.

Hawija and other neighboring regions, west of Kirkuk, have been held by IS since mid-2014, when the group emerged to proclaim an Islamic “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria.

In July, The Federation of Arab Journalists said in a statement that 47 Iraqi journalists were killed, while 55 others were wounded while covering and accompanying security troops during battles in Mosul.

The first Iraqi slain journalist in 2017 was Abdul Qader al-Qaisi, who was kidnapped and then found by security forces in January. His body was dumped on the road between Kirkuk and Baghdad. Another journalist Afrah Shawqi was abducted for nine days and then released.

A report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said in December seven reporters were killed in Iraq in 2016, out of a total of 57 who were killed in conflict areas across the world. Syria came on top of the death tally with 19 victims. The total for 2016 was, however, a drop from the 101 death count of 2015.

In October, the Committee to Protect Journalists said Iraq was the world’s top country in terms of impunity regarding journalists’ killing, attributing the fact to the involvement of extremist militias in the murders.

ISIS Big Turban, 2 others turned into a Fine, Red Mist in airstrike near Hawija

Hawija (IraqiNews.com) A senior Islamic State commander and his brothers were killed Sunday in an air raid that targeted a group-held property in Hawija, southwest of Kirkuk as military operations proceed to clear the town from militants.

A local source told Alsumaria News that the so-designated “emir of soldiers” was killed along with two of his brothers when an air strike targeted their resthouse on the outskirts of Hawija.

Earlier on Sunday, military media said Iraqi forces and allied paramilitary troops had retaken 28 villages as part of operations to recapture Hawija.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Anbar Antix


12 ISIS Bad Guys smoked near Qaim

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Over 40 Islamic State militants were killed, while others, including Arabs and foreigners, were wounded in airstrikes that targeted a meeting for the group’s members in west of Anbar, Interior Ministry said.

A statement by the ministry’s intelligence indicated coordination with the Joint Operations Command targeting five IS pivotal locations in west of Anbar. Iraqi fighter jets, “targeted a meeting for IS leaders in al-Jazeera region, Qaim town, leaving 20 militants killed and others injured.”

“An airstrike destroyed a rest house for suicide attackers in Karabla region, Qaim, killing 11 militants and injuring others,” it said. “A booby-trapping workshop of the so-called Baghdad State was destroyed in the region, which was followed by several blasts that occurred due to presence of several booby-trapped vehicles inside. 12 militants were killed, while others, most of whom were Arab and foreigners, were injured.”

In related news, a security source from Anbar said “U.S.-led Coalition jets killed Marawan Mohamed Ali Ismail, a senior IS leader in Qaim and profoundly injured his siblings Saud and Ismail.”

“Marawan is the brother of an IS militant Abdel Mohsen, who is wanted by the U.S. and Iraqi government,” the source told Alghad Press.

Anbar’s western towns of Qaim and Rawa have been held by the extremist group since 2014, when it occupied one third of Iraq to proclaim a self-styled Islamic “Caliphate”. Iraqi troops were able to return life back to normal in the biggest cities of Anbar including Fallujah, Ramadi and others after recapturing them in 2015 and 2016.

Iraqi army announced the total recapture of the town of Annah, hours after recapturing neighboring Rayhana area, earlier this month. Troops also liberated Akashat region, between Rutba town, on borders with Jordan, and Qaim, on borders with Syria.

50 ISIS Turbans die in attack near Ramadi

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Fifty Islamic State militants were killed as security thwarted an attack to target regions in south and west of Ramadi, official said on Sunday.

In a press conference, Maj. Gen. Hadi Rezeij, chief of Anbar police, said, “the terrorist attack that IS carried out on September 27 on Ramadi was aiming at the fall of regions in west and south of the city.”

Security troops, according to Rezeij, “confronted the attack and inflicted huge losses on the enemy in addition to repulsing its scheme.”

“The losses were more than 50 murdered members and between 30-40 destroyed vehicles,” he added.

Earlier on the day, five suicide attackers were killed as security services and Tribal Mobilization Forces repulsed an IS attack in abul Jeir region, south of Ramadi.

On Saturday, six bombers were killed in the same region.

Ramadi was recaptured by government and tribal forces from IS in December 2015, however, several occasional attacks by the group have occurred since then.

The militant group invaded, last week, al-Tash and the 5th Kilometer regions, south and west of Ramadi. The militants reportedly took over al-Tash and al-Jamea (university) areas after invading them with 20 pickup trucks, however, troops were able to repulse the attack. 40 IS militants were killed, while three injured others were wounded, Brig. Gen. Saad Maan, spokesperson of Baghdad Operations said in a weekly press conference on Thursday.

Army, Militia dispatch 5 suicide bombers near Ramadi

Ramadi (IraqiNews.com) Security troops and tribal fighters have repelled an Islamic State attack in south of Ramadi, a security source said on Sunday.

“Security services and Tribal Mobilization Forces repulsed an IS attack in abul Jeir region, south of Ramadi,” the source told Baghdad News.

“Five suicide attackers were besieged and then killed,” the source added.

On Friday, army and tribal forces killed six suicide attackers in the same region.

Iraqi soldier dies in Heet

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Four army personnel were killed and wounded in a bomb blast that took place in Hit city, west of Anbar, the military media reported.

“A soldier was killed, while three others were wounded as a booby-trapped vehicle targeted convoy of the 29th brigade in central Hit,” the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said in a statement.

“Security troops cordoned off the blast spot. The wounded were taken to hospital, while the victim was taken to forensic medicine department,” it added.

A security source from Anbar previously said that a booby-trapped vehicle targeted army personnel in central Hit.

4 suicide bombers die near Heet

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Four Islamic State suicide attackers were killed after they infiltrated into the city of Hit, west of Anbar, an official was quoted saying on Sunday.

“Security troops managed to besiege four IS suicide attackers who infiltrated into Hit city,” Mohamed al-Mohammadi, head of the city council, told AlSumaria News.

“The attackers were killed after clashes occurred with security. Explosive belts, they were wearing, exploded,” he said adding that security situation in the city is under control of troops and tribes.

On Saturday, an army soldier was killed, while three others were wounded as a booby-trapped vehicle targeted convoy of the 29th brigade in central Hit.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Losing Syria bastion, IS lashes out behind front lines
[DAWN] KOBANE: Just after sunrise outside Syria’s Raqa, dozens of bully boy 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....
group jihadists donned Kurdish military uniforms, piled into cars with weapons, and broke back into a district they lost control of months ago.

The raid was the latest evidence that IS, despite holding just a pocket of territory in its one-time stronghold, retains the capacity to wage deadly guerrilla attacks on areas thought to be relatively safe.
Continued on Page 49
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Air strikes kill 28 civilians in Syrian safe zone
[DAWN] At least 28 non-combatants were killed in air strikes on northwestern Syria where a planned safe zone has been overshadowed by a bombing campaign against jihadists, a monitor said on Saturday.

Four children were among the dead in the overnight strikes on the town of Armanaz, in Idlib province near the Ottoman Turkish border, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Britannia-based watchdog had earlier reported 12 dead in the strikes on the town in Harem district around 20 kilometres northwest of the bustling provincial capital Idlib.The observatory said it could not immediately determine whether the strikes had been carried out by warplanes of the Syrian government or its ally Russia.

But they are the latest in an intensifying air campaign carried out by the two governments against jihadist fighters who control most of the province and are not party to a safe zone deal brokered by Russia, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
and Iran.

The surge in bombing raids has forced hospitals in the province to close, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Friday.

They were triggered by an offensive by jihadist fighters led by Al Qaeda’s former Syria affiliate launched against government-held villages in neighbouring Hama province on September 19.

The jihadists control nearly all of Idlib province after driving out Islamist former allies earlier this year.

Russian President Vladimir Putin
...Second and fourth President and sixth of the Russian Federation and the first to remain sober. Putin is credited with bringing political stability and re-establishing something like the rule of law, which occasionally results in somebody dropping dead from polonium poisoning. Under Putin, a new group of business magnates controlling significant swathes of Russia's economy has emerged, all of whom have close personal ties to Putin. The old bunch, without close personal ties to Putin, are in jail or in exile or dead...
and Ottoman Turkish counterpart Sultan Recep Tayyip Erdogan the First
... Turkey's version of Mohammed Morsi but they voted him back in so they deserve him...
agreed on Thursday to step up efforts to establish a safe zone in Idlib as part of a wider agreement struck in May.

Three other safe zones have already been set up ‐ in Eastern Ghouta near Damascus, parts of the south and some areas of the central province of Homs.

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Syrian regulars continue offensive in eastern Ghouta
Rif Dimashq (Syria News) The Syrian army forces and allied militias launched, on Saturday, an extensive offensive against the Syrian rebels headquarters, in Hawsh al-Dawahehra area, Qasioun News reported.

Meanwhile, rebels’ Jaish al-Islam brigade announced destroying a tank belonging to the regime forces, in the outskirts of Hawsh al-Dawahehra area, in the eastern countryside of Damascus.

Meanwhile, Russia confirmed that it is not intending to participate with air strikes in the battles taking place currently in the areas of the Eastern Ghouta.

It is noteworthy that the Eastern Ghouta has entered the de-escalation agreement in the 9th of July; however, Syrian army forces continue violating the agreement and stormed many areas such Jobar District and Ein Tarma area.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [111 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian rebel forces capture oilfield near Deir Ezzor
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) Local sources informed, on Saturday, that the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to recapture Jafra oil field, northeast of the city of Deir Ezzor, from the Islamic State group, Qasioun News reported.

The sources revealed that the Syrian Democratic Forces were able to capture Jafra oil field, northeast of the city of Deir Ezzor, after fierce battles with the Islamic State militants.

The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) managed to recapture the area of Jafra oil field that exends from Koniko oil field northeast of Deir Ezzor, while the US-Led coalition aircraft carried out several air strikes on the Islamic State headquarters.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State militants conducted an extensive assault on the Syrian regime headquarters in several areas, in the Syrian Badiyah, in the countryside of Deir Ezzor and Homs, leaving dozens of casualties among the army forces.

It is noteworthy that the SDF militia has announced launching an offensive, codenamed “al-Jazeera Storm” on the 9th of September to drive out the Islamic State militants from the areas located northeast of the city of Deir Ezzor.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [97 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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