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Africa North
Islamic State in Egypt: 'A "Fiery Summer' Awaits " Worshippers of the Cross'
h/t Gates of Vienna
After the foiled suicide attack on the ancient temples of Karnak in Luxor, Egypt--a tourist designation--the Islamic State has promised a "fiery summer" for the Christian Copts and Sisi government.

The jihadi group vowed to unleash a number of suicide bombers--or "martyrs"--to target both groups.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2015 02:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [100 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fixed headline, was going to change designation to destination, but it's in the source.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 07/01/2015 6:07 Comments || Top||

#2  forget about this extremist lie by the west this link shows how mainstream islam and hatred it goes

http://www.raymondibrahim.com/from-the-arab-world/egypts-sisi-islamic-thinking-is-antagonizing-the-entire-world/
Posted by: paul || 07/01/2015 8:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Nice website Paul. Thks.
Posted by: BrerRabbit || 07/01/2015 9:33 Comments || Top||

#4  Why can't they do it via lawfare, like in Western countries?
Posted by: Pappy || 07/01/2015 10:55 Comments || Top||


Tunisia says resort gunman was trained in Libya
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] The gunman who killed 38 tourists in Tunisia received weapons training from jihadis in Libya, a top official said Tuesday, as the president admitted security services were unprepared for the attack.

On Friday, a student identified as 23-year-old Seifeddine Rezgui pulled a Kalashnikov assault rifle from inside a beach umbrella and went on a bloody rampage at the five-star Riu Imperial Marhaba hotel in Port El Kantaoui near Sousse.

Secretary of state for security Rafik Chelli told AFP Rezgui had been in Libya at the same time as the two authors of a March attack at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis that killed 21 tourists and a policeman.

Both attacks were claimed by ISIS, which controls large swathes of Iraq and Syria.

"It is confirmed that he (Rezgui) went to Libya illegally. He was trained in Sabratha (west 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...
)," Chelli said.

"They were away at the same time ... In Sabratha, there is only one camp that trains young Tunisians," he said, although he could not confirm whether they had trained together.

The camp was run by the jihadi Ansar al-Sharia
...a Salafist militia which claims it is not part of al-Qaeda, even though it works about the same and for the same ends. There are groups of the same name in Libyaand Yemen, with the Libyan versions currently most active. Tunisia's Shabaab al-Tawhid started out an Ansar al-Sharia and changed its name in early 2014. It still uses the old name now and then, probably because the stationery's not all used up and the web site hasn't expired yet...
h group, Chelly added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [47 views] Top|| File under: Ansar al-Sharia

#1  Kinetic action.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2015 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Because nobody learns anything in Tunisia.
Somebody dig up QoDaffy and kill him again.
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/01/2015 7:20 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Kuwait says it busted 'terror' cell after mosque blast
[Al Ahram] Kuwait's interior minister said on Tuesday that the Gulf state has busted a "terror cell" responsible for the suicide kaboom at a Shiite mosque and is hunting for others.

"We are in a state of war. Yes, we have busted this terror cell but there are other cells we are going to strike," Sheikh Mohammad Khaled Al-Sabah told parliament during a special debate on Friday's bombing.

He said the emirate has revised "all security measures, especially around mosques and all places of worship".

A Saudi jacket wallah went kaboom! in a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City during Friday noon prayers, killing 26 people and wounding 227.

Of an unspecified number of suspects nabbed
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
, five have been referred to the public prosecution service, including the driver who took the bomber to the scene of the attack and the owner of the car.

Justice and Islamic Affairs Minister Yacoub al-Sane told parliament that the supreme judicial council has decided to create a special court to try the suspects in the case.

"This is accelerate the process of their trial but without ignoring the procedures required under the law," the minister said.

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....
group's Saudi affiliate, the so-called Najd Province, claimed the bombing and identified the assailant as Abu Suleiman al-Muwahhid.

Kuwaiti authorities on Sunday said the real name of the bomber was Fahd Suleiman Abdulmohsen al-Qaba'a, who was born in 1992.

He entered the country through Kuwait Airport at dawn on the day of the bombing.

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...
's interior ministry, meanwhile, said it has no records of the bomber who flew to Kuwait via Bahrain.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  pliars and blowtorches loosen tongues
Posted by: Frank G || 07/01/2015 11:50 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Shibir leaders cleared of contempt
[Dhaka Tribune] The International Crimes Tribunal 1 has exempted the president and secretary of Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
, the student wing of 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...
, from charges of demeaning the tribunal over a war crimes verdict.

The tribunal, led by its Chairman M Enayetur Rahim, yesterday exonerated Abdul Jabbar and Atiqur Rahman as they apologised unconditionally for a media statement they issued following the death sentencing of Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam. They have also been warned to be careful, cautious and respectful while commenting over judicial proceedings in the future.

On December 30 last year, the tribunal awarded death sentence to ATM Azharul for wartime offences. On January 1, the prosecution brought contempt charges against Jabbar and Atiqur along with Jamaat acting ameer Maqbul Ahmad, acting secretary general Shafiqur Rahman, nayeb-e-ameer Mujibur Rahman, and Jamaat leaders' defence lawyer Tajul Islam for issuing separate statements over the verdict that demeaned the tribunal.

The tribunal issued an order seeking explanations from them and all of them submitted their individual reply.

On May 4, The tribunal exempted Tajul and warned him after he apologised unconditionally. Three other senior Jamaat leaders were also exempted from the charges as the tribunal found that their statements did not attack the court directly and their replies were satisfactory. But it began contempt proceedings against the Shibir leaders.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [19 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Latif Siddique's bail irks radical Islamists
[Dhaka Tribune] Since Abdul Latif Siddique's release on bail on Monday a number of bully boy Islamist political parties and groups have been expressing anger, saying the sacked minister would have to die for defaming Islam.

The fanatics held processions and rallies, and issued press statements against the court order and demanded that Latif be placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
again and given exemplary punishment for hurting their religious sentiment.

They also criticised the government for giving shelter to the former Awami League Presidium member by granting his bail prayers.

Islami Oikyo Jote, an ally of the BNP-Jamaat-led 20-party combine, has announced protest processions from all mosques across the country on Friday.

Latif had reportedly criticised hajj and also ijtema during a discussion in New York on September 27 last year. A number of cases were filed against him at different places in Bangladesh, he was removed from the cabinet and the party cancelled his primary membership.

He got bail in 17 cases filed against him before being released from the prison cell of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.

"He will be killed wherever he is found. No atheist has been spared since the independence of Bangladesh"
Qawmi madrasa-based Islamist platform Hefajat-e-Islam
...a madrassa-based false nose and mustache of the Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami, formed in 2010 to protest against secular education. In 2011 demonstrated violentyly against women's rights and in 2013 held large rallies demanding capital punishment of Shahbag Square protesters and banning women working outside the home...
's leader Maulana Junayed Al Habib said Latif Siddique would not be allowed to move freely in Bangladesh.

"He will be killed wherever he is found. No atheist has been spared since the independence of Bangladesh," Habib, members secretary of Hefazat's city unit, said at an iftar party at Jamia Madania Madrasa.

Members of Islami Oikyo Jote, also a part of Hefazat platform, brought out a procession in Lalbagh. Its Secretary General Mufti Faizullah said: "The atrocious atheists and murtads are being patronised by granting Latif Siddique bail. They will not be allowed to live in this country."

Islami Andolon Bangladesh in a statement, signed by its Secretary General Yunus Samad, echoed the views of Faizullah.

Demanding Latif's arrest, Khelafat Majlish in a statement yesterday termed the government hypocrite. "Infamous Taslima Nasreen, Daud Haider... no one could stay in the country after defaming Islam. The country's pious Moslems will never allow any atheist or murtad on the soil of Bangladesh."

Its leaders alleged that Latif's bail proved that the government arrested him to save him from outrage of the people.

Khelafat-e-Islami Ameer Maulana Abul Hasnat Amini said the atheists would be diminished in thin air following the all-out movement of the true Moslems during this Ramadan.

"This government has no authority to stay in power. It is the arch enemies of Islam and Moslems," he said at an iftar event on Monday.

Jyotirmoy Barua, lawyer for Latif Siddique, said his client has every right to get protection from the government.

"Atheism is not illegal in our country and we do not have Shariah Law to demand death sentence of atheists. The government should take stern action against all irrespective of their political or other identities in such cases," he told the Dhaka Tribune.

When contacted, Muntasriul Islam, DMP DC (media), evaded a direct answer. He, however, said police usually take steps as per the law when any citizen, especially the noted personalities, is threatened with death.
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Britain
Tariq Mir's confession document is fake: London police
[NATION.PK] Britannia's Metropolitan Police today disowned confession statement by 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...
leader Tariq Mir, alleging MQM of having links with India's spy agency.

"The document bearing a transcript of a New Scotland Yard interrogation with MQM's Mir is not officially ours," London police front man Alan Crockford, told.

Telling BBC Urdu, Crockerford said that his department made this conclusion after careful examination of the document. Previously, documents were purported as property of the London police on social media.
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China-Japan-Koreas
Drought-Hit North Korea Seeks Iran Aid
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 07/01/2015 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [26 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Considering Iran is having its own drought issues...
Posted by: Pappy || 07/01/2015 10:57 Comments || Top||


Europe
France links beheading, gas plant attack to Islamic State

I wonder what it was that tipped them off?
[WASHINGTONPOST] French Sherlocks on Tuesday handed preliminary murder and terrorism charges to a man accused of beheading his boss and attacking a gas factory, and suspected of having ties to 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....
myrmidons.

Yassin Salhi was charged and will remain in jug, the Gay Paree prosecutor's office said. Filing preliminary charges gives authorities more time for deeper investigation before they decide whether to send the case to trial.

Salhi was tossed in the slammer
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
after the attack Friday in southeast La Belle France, which included an kaboom and two light injuries. The assault put the country back on high alert after deadly myrmidon attacks in January.

According to his attorney, Salhi said he was acting purely for personal reasons after being reprimanded by his employer.

With a long-bladed knife and a gun in hand -- as well as two flags emblazoned with the Moslem declaration of faith -- Salhi tricked his boss into getting into a van, knocked him unconscious and strangled him, prosecutor Francois Molins said.

About a quarter of a mile before reaching the plant, Molins said, Salhi decapitated his victim and almost immediately sent two photos of the remains to a friend in Syria: One was a selfie and the other an image of the severed head placed carefully on the torso.

Then Salhi, a truck driver with a history of radical Islamist ties dating to 2003, drove into the plant filled with flammable gas canisters, Molins said.

When he was tackled by firefighters responding to the kaboom and blaze, he cried out "holy shit! Allahu akbar," the Arabic phrase for "God is great," Molins said.

In a subsequent message, the friend, a Frenchie identified as Sebastien Younes who has been in Syria since November, indicated that he was in contact with Islamic State higher-ups about the images.

"Yassin Salhi beheaded his victim before hanging his head to the factory fence in an effort to give maximum publicity to his act -- he admitted to it during his interrogation," Molins said. "This bears the trademark of the Islamic State group's propaganda, which regularly calls for terrorist attacks to be carried out in La Belle France and, more specifically, to slit unbelievers' throats."

Salhi was seized by firefighters at the Air Products chemicals warehouse. According to Molins, Salhi said he neither remembers beheading his boss nor sending photos.

"According to him, his motive was only personal and not terrorist. One does not exclude the other," Molins said.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [48 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Counsel probably had him say this to avoid terror charges.

He still goes in the box as islamic nutter in my book.
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2015 0:18 Comments || Top||

#2  What gave it away, Muldoon?
Posted by: tu3031 || 07/01/2015 12:06 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Turkey says any Syria measures not act of war but to preserve border security
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] A top aide of Tayyip Erdogan rejected accusations the Turkish president was ready to pitch the country's armed forces into war in Syria and said any security measures it took would be intended only to secure its southern frontier.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's main opposition leader said the "drums of war" were beating as part of an effort to bolster Erdogan's authority after the AK Party lost its majority in polls. However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
armed action across the border in Syria, where Kurdish militia and Islamist bandidos holy warriors vie for control, would be disastrous.

Presidential aide Ibrahim Kalin told a news conference Ankara was in talks with NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
allies over its border security, but it already had the necessary legal justification for moves that would preserve its border security. He gave no details.

"It is not sound to interpret measures which we have taken to secure our border with headlines like 'Turkey is going into a war...Turkey is throwing itself into the fire'," Kalin said.

Turkish newspapers have carried reports that the government is considering creating a buffer zone across the border, days after Erdogan said Turkey would never allow the formation of a Kurdish state along its southern borders.
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India-Pakistan
Important PPP leaders likely to join PTI
[NATION.PK] [NATION.PK] Key leaders of Pakistain People's Party (PPP) from Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

have decided to join 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).

Sources said former federal minister Nazar Muhammad Gondal, former provincial minister Ashraf Khan Sohna, former state minister Samsam Bukhari, former MNA Chaudhry Tariq Anees and Arif Lashari have decided to join PTI.

Sources said the decision was taken after the PPP leadership failed in addressing the reservations of the said disgruntled leaders. The leaders have also expressed reservations over the current policy of the party, the sources added.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [18 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Provocative speeches can't be tolerated, says Shahbaz
[NATION.PK] Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif
...Pak dynastic politician, brother of PM Nawaz Sharif, chief minister of Punjab...
has said that the project of Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication Center is of vital importance for controlling crime and the same will also be initiated in Rawalpindi, Multan, Gujranwala and Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
under a phased programme.

The chief minister said this while presiding over a meeting which reviewed law and order situation in the province, project of setting up Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication Center and the measures adopted for elimination of terrorism under national action plan, on Monday.

"Provocative speeches cannot be tolerated and indiscriminate action should be taken under the law against the elements delivering such speeches as there is a need for promoting sentiments of brotherhood, peace and tolerance in the society," the CM held.
Yet somehow Pakistain will remain the domain of "fiery speeches" by its resident holy men.
The chief minister has issued instructions for further improving the security of mosques, imambarghas and worship places in the province and said that not only additional force be deputed at sensitive places but special attention should also be paid in this regard.

He said that indiscriminate action against publication and distribution of literature creating hatred should be continued and the law regarding ban on loudspeaker and wall-chalking should be strictly implemented.
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Dead militants were Qaeda affiliates
[NATION.PK] The four Talibs, rubbed out by police and intelligence operatives in a pre-dawn operation in a Pushtun-dominated locality in the suburb of Lahore, have been identified as Al Qaeda affiliates.

Two suspects were also tossed in the clink
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
with bullet injuries.

A police constable sustained bullet wounds during the operation launched in Khan Colony near Ferozwala in Sheikhupura district in the wee hours of Monday.

Officials said the holy warriors were planning attacks on a senior politician in Lahore while a market and a sensitive building were also their targets.

The bullet-riddled bodies were moved to the morgue.

Punjab Home Minister Shuja Khanzada told news hounds the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Lahore police and intelligence agencies raided a house situated on Kala Shah Kaku Road on a tip-off.

One of the holy warriors detonated a boom jacket, wrapped to his chest, during the crossfire while three others were killed in the shootout, the minister confirmed.

"After initial investigations, we can confirm that they belonged to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP), an offshoot of the Al-Qaeda having sanctuaries in the northwest.
"
The security personnel also seized three suicide jackets, one rocket launcher, at least five automatic assault rifles and a large cache of bullets besides maps of important buildings from the scene of the crime, police sources claimed.

According to the minister, the intelligence agencies had prior information about the presence of suspected holy warriors in a house.

"As the police vehicles moved close to the site, the holy warriors opened fire on them, using heavy and automatic weapons," he disclosed.

When asked about the identities of the suspects, the minister said that two of the four holy warriors who were rubbed out during the operation belonged to North Wazoo.

Khanzada, however, did not share any details about the injured holy warriors who were arrested from the hideout.
"The security and intelligence agencies are investigating the matter.

This is a very sensitive issue and we cannot share details at this stage because of security concerns," he held.
He further said that raids are underway in different parts of the province to hunt down the accomplices of the terrorists.

A duty officer at Ferozwala cop shoppe confirmed the raid and killings.

He said they had no knowledge about the whereabouts of the holy warriors caught with bullet injuries.

The intelligence agencies had already been put on high alert since they had received secret information that Waziristan-based holy warriors had entered Lahore to launch terror strikes, officials said.

On the other hand, the police have stepped up security sweep across the provincial metropolis while snap checking has been intensified at the entry and exit points of the provincial metropolis.

"Search operations against strangers and suspected elements are underway on the orders of DIG (Operations) Haider Ashraf in Lahore.

At least 16 suspects were detained during the last 12 hours," a police spokesperson said late Monday night.

Following the Ferozwala operation which lasted more than three hours, a fresh terror alert has been sounded across the Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

province and the law-enforcement agencies have been ordered to remain on their toes.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [24 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


MQM leader Amir Khan released from Karachi Central Jail
[DAWN] Senior 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) Rabita Committee member Amir Khan was released from 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...
Central Jail on Tuesday, a day after an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted him bail.

After fulfilling legal requirements and submission of surety bonds of Rs1 million, Khan was released today.

Yesterday, the ATC had granted bail to Khan in a case pertaining to instigating terrorism and harbouring criminals. The ATC-2 had ordered Khan to pay Rs1 million in surety bonds which was submitted today.

The court had also ordered that Khan cannot leave the country without permission. The judge told Khan that his bail was approved due to faulty investigation into the allegations against him.
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COAS, PM discuss Indian funding of 'subversive activities'
[DAWN] Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif in a meeting with 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...
on Tuesday at PM House discussed Indian involvement in funding terrorism in Pakistain.

The PM and COAS spoke about recent disclosures made in a BBC documentary which alleged that the 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) received Indian funding to carry out subversive activities.

The meeting also discussed matters of internal security and the war against terrorism.

Gen Raheel Sharif apprised PM Nawaz about the progress made in 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!)...
across Pakistain.

The security situation at Pakistain's eastern and western borders was also examined.

The accusations against Indian funding of MQM come at a time when the political party is facing an investigation regarding charges of money laundering. A team of Sherlocks from Scotland Yard arrived in Islamabad yesterday to question a suspect tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in connection with the case earlier in April.

While Altaf on Monday rejected claims of any involvement with Indian spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), MQM leader Tariq Mir confessed to the London police in an earlier interview that Altaf knew about Indian funding of MQM's activities.
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'MQM leader's confessional documents not property of London police'
[DAWN] Documents suggesting a senior 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) leader had disclosed the party's alleged links to India's spy agency during an interview with British authorities are not property of the London Metropolitan Police, a front man confirmed to BBC Urdu.

In a clarification via email, Alan Crockford of the London Metropolitan Police told BBC Urdu that after carefully investigating media reports in Pakistain pertaining to Tariq Mir's confession, the police can confirm no such documents are part of its record.

On Friday, documents purported to be property of the London police surfaced on social media, suggesting that MQM's Tariq Mir had confessed in an interview that his party had New Delhi's support and that supremo Altaf Hussain
...think of the head of the Barzini clan, only in Urdu...
received funding from India.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [32 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  "But if there was such a document, you'd have a copy of it! Don't deny it!"
Posted by: ed in texas || 07/01/2015 7:33 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
ISIS: we will defeat Hamas in Gaza
REUTERS - Islamic State insurgents threatened on Tuesday to turn the Gaza Strip into another of their Middle East fiefdoms... enforcement.

..."We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you [Hamas] and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be over-run by our creeping multitudes," said a masked Islamic State member in the [video] message [originating in Syria] addressed to the "tyrants of Hamas".
Posted by: lord garth || 07/01/2015 00:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [27 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Okay, who's got the popcorn?
Posted by: tu3031 || 07/01/2015 12:01 Comments || Top||


Hamas shuts offices of Gaza's sole cellular operator
[Al Ahram] The Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-appointed attorney general in the Gazoo Strip shut down the offices of the territory's only mobile-phone provider on Tuesday, saying the company, Jawwal, had not paid its taxes.

Police were deployed outside the firm's headquarters and posters were put up on the walls outside reading: "Jawwal Company is closed upon the attorney general's order."

Jawwal is a subsidiary of the Paleostine Telecommunications Co. (PalTel), the largest listed company in the Paleostinian territories. It is the sole provider of mobile phone services in Gazoo, with around 1.3 million clients.

While the offices were closed, Gazooks were still able to use their mobile phones and access the Internet on Tuesday, although it was not clear how long that would continue.

Executives at PalTel rejected the attorney general's accusations, saying all relevant taxes had been paid to the Paleostinian Authority in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, where the company is registered and based.

PalTel Chief Executive Ammar Aker said it was not possible to separate tax filings between the two territories.

To do so would fuel division and "may expose national economic institutions that work within an international system to questions and sanctions that may result in grave damage," he said, referring to outside pressure on Hamas, which is listed as a terrorist group by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and the United States.

While the Paleostinian Authority, led by President the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
, is nominally in charge of Gazoo and the West Bank, Hamas has controlled Gazoo since 2007 and appoints some of its own officials, including the attorney general.

There is a separate attorney general in the West Bank.

PalTel, which also provides fixed-line and Internet access in Gazoo, said it was closing its offices there in solidarity.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [49 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  PalTel LOL.
Did not PaleoPay looking expensive PalProtection.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/01/2015 6:13 Comments || Top||


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Iran threatened Turkey of rocket shelling if it attacks Assad: WikiLeaks
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] A Saudi document sent from the Saudi Embassy in Tehran to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explained that Turkish government had been subject to Iranian media attacks and was accused of hypocrisy and implementing the policies of America and Israel. The report explained that reason behind the Iranian attitude was The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's support to the Syrian revolution and criticizing the regime's suppressive acts against people.

The report mentioned that Tehran had done lots of effort to prevent Turkey from supporting the Syrian revolution, one of them was sending a special delegation to warn Turkey that using any Turkish military bases to attack the Syrian regime, would resulted in making the country a target to the Iranian rockets.

The report hinted that a regional concourse attempts had started to be formed to protect the Syrian regime and one of its signs was the closeness between Syria, Iraq and Iran.

Three weeks ago, WikiLeaks posted online 60,000 diplomatic Saudi documents. Most of them appear to be in Arabic.

There was no immediate way to verify the authenticity of the documents, although WikiLeaks has a long track record of hosting large-scale leaks of government material. Many of the documents carried green letterhead marked "Kingdom of 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...
" or "Ministry of Foreign Affairs."

If genuine, the documents would offer a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the notoriously opaque kingdom. They might also shed light on Riyadh's longstanding regional rivalry with Iran, its support for Syrian rebels and Egypt's military-backed government, and its opposition to an emerging international agreement on Tehran's nuclear program.
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#1  Wouldn't that be nice.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/01/2015 1:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes. Yes it would be nice.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2015 8:11 Comments || Top||


Israel says Syria's Assad may be left with rump state
[EN.ZAMANALWSL.NET] A senior Israeli defense official said Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
controlled just a fifth of Syria and may end up in charge of a rump state dominated by his minority Alawite sect.

Israel and its neighbor Syria are long-term enemies, but the remarks by Amos Gilad, strategic adviser to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, reflect concerns by states across the region that Syria is undergoing a de facto partition after four years of civil war.

"Syria is gone. Syria is dying. The funeral will be declared in due time. This Bashir al-Assad, he will be remembered in history textbooks as the one who lost Syria," Gilad told an intelligence conference organized by the Israel Defense journal on Monday.

"Until now he has lost 75 percent of Syria ... He is, practically, governor of 20 percent of Syria. And his future, if I may predict it, is shrinking all of the time. And maybe we will have him as the president of 'Alawistan'," Gilad added.

Since March, Assad has steadily lost territory in the northwest, south and central Syria to an array of groups including 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....
, the al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front, and rebels who profess a more moderate vision for Syria.
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#1  Rumpswab...
Posted by: Raj || 07/01/2015 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  With the backing of the Russians and Iran, maybe. The rest will be badlandz for quite some time.
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2015 0:28 Comments || Top||

#3  I content he can (maybe?) hold either Damascus or the coastal Alawite areas, but not both, because he can't secure the area in between.
Posted by: phil_b || 07/01/2015 1:58 Comments || Top||

#4  It seems the Sunni jihadis and neighbors have a say in this cunning plan.
Posted by: Whonter Darling of the Bunions4601 || 07/01/2015 2:05 Comments || Top||

#5  How long before Iraq & Leb follow suit? None of those seem to have any real center.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2015 8:15 Comments || Top||


Obama: I will walk away from Iran talks if its a bad deal
[YNETNEWS] As deadline for negotiations extended in a week, both American and Iranian leaders mark their ground, with Rouhani saying Tehran would resume nuclear work if West violates deal.
Posted by: Fred || 07/01/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [110 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  You have never walked away from a bad deal.
You only appease.

Talk about serious daddy issues.
Posted by: newc || 07/01/2015 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  ...and get some rubbers & Ky Jelly so the Ayatollas can safely remove the virginity from my backside.

Let's see if that meets moderator approval...
Posted by: Raj || 07/01/2015 0:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Obama thought trading 5 terrorists for one deserter was a good deal so I wonder just what a bad deal would look like
Posted by: lord garth || 07/01/2015 0:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Trading those terrorists was simply a way of ridding himself of five more Gitmo inmates that he couldn't find another way to get rid of. A freebie in his liberal mind.

As for the "Bad Deal", well, the emperor would have to recognize it for what it was first.
Posted by: gorb || 07/01/2015 1:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Remember, this is the guy who believes he can convince anyone about anything. He cannot admit defeat, so he 'moves the narrative' to rationalize any loss.

For review:

"A narcissistic sociopath is someone with a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and definitive behavioral signs of sociopathy.

•People with narcissism are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others’ admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result.

•The narcissistic sociopath has this type of personality along with a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.

One noted difference between a narcissistic sociopath and people with narcissism alone is that:

•The narcissist with the sociopathy reacts strongly and sometimes even violently to negative feedback. True sociopaths generally do not respond to criticism or care what others may think of them.

•A narcissistic sociopath is unable to tolerate criticism and needs constant praise, as well as deference from other people. Many with this condition present themselves in the best light possible and are able to easily charm others to gain their trust."
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 07/01/2015 8:13 Comments || Top||

#6  What deal? Wasn't yesterday the drop dead date?

The problem that too many people have is that they can't get over their idea that this loser is really on America's side.

He isn't and never has been. His definition of a "bad" deal only deals with how it makes him look to himself and his sycophants.
Posted by: AlanC || 07/01/2015 8:20 Comments || Top||

#7  He'd soon walk away from a golf course, than walk from his 'legacy' deal.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/01/2015 9:15 Comments || Top||

#8  The deal has already been made. This drama is only to put forth an appearnce of tough negotiations and buy more time for development.

Obama walked away from America when he was 19.
Posted by: airandee || 07/01/2015 10:50 Comments || Top||

#9  Wasn't yesterday the drop dead date?

Pushed it out to July 7.
Posted by: Pappy || 07/01/2015 11:10 Comments || Top||



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