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-Land of the Free
FBI arrests member of armed group stopping migrants at U.S.-Mexico border
[Jpost] The FBI on Saturday said it had tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
Larry Hopkins, a member of an gang of U.S. citizens who have been stopping migrants colonists illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico.

Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a statement.

Hopkins had represented himself as the commander of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP), a volunteer group camped out near Sunland Park since late February. The UCP has posted videos showing their members holding migrants colonists, many of them Central American families with children seeking asylum, until U.S. Border Patrol arrives to arrest them.

The group drew a complaint from the American Civil Liberties Union, and widespread media attention, after an April 16 video showed a group of around 300 migrants colonists surrendering to the UCP at their camp.

New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday said citizens had no authority to arrest or detain anyone and police and justice officials were looking into the UCP's activities.

Hector Balderas, New Mexico's attorney general, described Hopkins as "a dangerous felon who should not have weapons around children and families."

"Today's arrest by the FBI indicates clearly that the rule of law should be in the hands of trained law enforcement officials, not armed vigilantes," Balderas said in a statement.

Hopkins, of Flora Vista, New Mexico, is expected to have an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Las Cruces, N.M., on Monday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m.
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#1  The FBI and the rule of law ya say? Surely you jest.
[Don’t call me Shirley]
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 04/21/2019 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  ["Saturday Night Feeber" gif goes here]
Posted by: One Eyed Fillmore2344 || 04/21/2019 3:08 Comments || Top||

#3  The arrest wasn't for intercepting illegal entrants but for having firearms while a "convicted felon". Does the gungrabber plan to make all gun owners into felons make sense now?
Posted by: Fleque Jolush2396 || 04/21/2019 8:18 Comments || Top||

#4  yes
Posted by: chris || 04/21/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#5  Doing the job the hate America first refuse to. Chrissy.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/21/2019 8:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Congress to act soon......Anti-Militia legislation.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2019 9:01 Comments || Top||

#7  The only reason there are Vigilates is because enough of the American people see ( and it is evident ) that the "Law" is feeble, political, and ineffective ( I won't call them incompetent ) that would be going too far. BUT the mental images of a box of Donuts just won't go away.

At least we don't have Americans with long range rifles and scopes patrolling the border and practicing their skills. That is a possibility ,human Nature being what it is.
There is "Law" for the ordinary Americans and "Law for the "Honest" FBI like Comey and HIS "Law" for special people like Hillary. TWO kinds of "Law" ( the new American Law) that cancels a duly elected ( Backed by the Constitutional methods) and the Rule of the MSMedia where the Law" impeaches " anyone not liked by the Democratic Party. Democrats who rig elections and and are above the Law. Two kinds of Law. One for the Bosses and one for the peons.
A Law that uses the Steele Dossier as a way to provide "evidence" more acceptable to A Democrat's level of ethics. But don't worry the FBI are "honest " and respectable people. They are, aren't they?
Posted by: Lampedusa Elmolutle1631 || 04/21/2019 9:44 Comments || Top||

#8  ......Americans with long range rifles and scopes patrolling the border and practicing their skills.

That would put a stop to illegal immigration, probably overnight.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2019 9:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Long Range Rifles can be "selective" for Coyotes of the 4 legged and two legged variety.
Posted by: Lampedusa Elmolutle1631 || 04/21/2019 10:49 Comments || Top||

#10  New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday said citizens had no authority to arrest or detain anyone and police and justice officials were looking into the UCP's activities.

Citizen arrest laws vary from state to state and have a long history and tradition in the U.S.
Posted by: JohnQC || 04/21/2019 12:47 Comments || Top||

#11  Civil societies usually insist on there being Justice and fair play. If the established government refuses to (by political choice - see Democrats), or is unable to, people will form their own groups. call them Vigilianties, or Revolutionaries, or whatever. Their self-preservation instincts kick in and they band together.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 04/21/2019 14:08 Comments || Top||

#12  If convicted felons can vote, why can't they bear arms? (yeah, its a trick question if you believe in principles, not a trick question if you only believe in power)
Posted by: P2kontheroad || 04/21/2019 17:47 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Attack On Afghan Ministry Leaves Seven Dead
[ToloNews] The center of Kabul city witnessed a complex attack by at least four button men on Saturday after months of relative calm in the Afghan capital amid accelerating efforts for the grinding of the peace processor.

The attack started with a suicide kaboom outside the Ministry of Telecommunication and Information Technology in Kabul’s PD2 ‐ which is located in the once-famous 18-story building built during the Soviet occupation in Afghanistan.

The attackers breached the heavily-fortified compound an hour after the first kaboom and fought for five hours near and inside the first floor of the building.

The ministry is surrounded by other key government compounds ‐ including the Ministry of Information and Culture and the Central Postal Service Organization.

Employees of all the surrounding government organizations were evacuated sharply after the attack started at around 11:40 Kabul time. At least 2,000 employees of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology were either evacuated or were taken to the "safe rooms" as officials described it after the attack.

The center of the city, which connects main markets to other parts of Kabul, was paralyzed for the rest of the day after the attack happened.

Ministry of Interior in a statement later in the day said that at least seven people, including three security force members, were killed and six others were maimed in the attack.

The button men had police and military uniforms, said Sayed Mohammad Roshandil, Kabul’s Police Chief.

The incident left the employees of the Ministry of Communication in shock as some of them were "not able" to talk to TOLOnews after they were evacuated from the building, the TOLOnews news hound Tamim Hamid described.

According to the Ministry of Interior, The attack ended at around 5pm Kabul time.

Taliban rejects involvement in today’s attack on telecommunications ministry in Kabul

[KhaamaPress] The Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group has rejected the involvement of the group in today’s coordinated attack on the ministry of telecommunications and information technology in Kabul.

Taliban group front man Zabiullah Mujahid has said in a statement that today’s attack in Kabul has nothing to do with the fighters of the group.

No individual or group has so far grabbed credit for the attack.

The Ministry of Interior has confirmed that the attack on the ministry of telecommunications and information technology ended later today after all four assailants were rubbed out by security forces.

The Ministry of Interior in a separate statement said four civilians and three security personnel have bit the dust in the attack and eight others have sustained injuries.
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Thunder Corps confirm 45 militants have been killed, wounded in Army, Air Force operations
[KhaamaPress] The 203rd Thunder Corps of the Afghan Military has confirmed that 45 snuffies have been killed during the latest operations of the Afghan Army and Afghan Air Force in Maidan Wardak, Ghazni, and Khost province
... across the border from Miranshah, within commuting distance of Haqqani hangouts such as Datta Khel and probably within sight of Mordor. Khost is populated by six different tribes of Pashtuns, the largest probably being the Khostwal, from which it takes its name...
s.

According to a statement released by 203rd Thunder Corps, a senior Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
leader identified as Mawlavi Habibullah was killed along with 4 other snuffies during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces which was conducted in Sadmara area of Nerkh district in Maidan Wardak province.

The statement further added that 16 snuffies were killed in an Arclight airstrike of the Afghan Air Force in Geru district of Ghazni, 10 others were killed and 2 more were maimed in a similar raid in Aab Band district while 4 others were killed and 5 more maimed in Noghi area located in the placid provincial capital of Ghazni.

The statement also added that 2 snuffies were killed during a clearance operation of Afghan army in Nadir Shah Kot district of Khost province.
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#1  16 snuffies were killed in an Arclight airstrike of the Afghan Air Force

Considering the AFG wing of cropdusters, prob should change the reference to ArcLite.
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#2  The Tamil Tigers did well dropping ordnance by hand from cropdusters. Gotta respect the cropduster!
Posted by: SteveS || 04/21/2019 9:38 Comments || Top||


More than 60 Taliban militants killed, wounded in various operations across the country
[KhaamaPress] More than 60 Talibs were killed or maimed in various operations in the past 24 hours, the military officials said Saturday.

The Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Tarin Kot district of Uruzgan province killing 24 Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
fighters and destroying 5 improvised bombs, informed military sources said.

The sources further added that Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar operation in Gelan district of Ghazni province killing 15 Taliban fighters.

"The Taliban fighters attacked an Afghan Police checkpoint in Nurgaram district of Nuristan province but in self defense Arclight airstrikes were used killing 8 Taliban fighters and wounding another causing the Taliban to retreat," the sources said.

In the meantime, the sources said separate airstrikes were carried out in Bala Murghab district of Badghis and Shirzad district of Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province leaving at least 13 forces of Evil dead and two others maimed.
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ISIS-K leader Abu Haidar and his 7 fighters killed during a clash with Afghan forces
[KhaamaPress] A leader of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and Syria Khurasan (ISIS-K) identified as Abu Haidar and his seven fighters were killed during a clash with the Afghan forces in Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province.

The 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan Military said Friday that the clash took place in the vicinity of Deh Bala district last week.

According to a statement released by 201st Silab Corps, ISIS Khurasan murderous Moslems launched an attack on security check posts of the Afghan Local Police forces on 13th of April, using light and heavy weapons including rocket launchers.

The statement further added that the clash between Afghan Local Police forces and ISIS-K murderous Moslems continued for three hours and support was sought from the Afghan army and armed forces belonging to 4th Brigade were deployed to assist the Local Police forces.

The ISIS attack was repulsed with the deployment of the armed forces forcing the assailant murderous Moslems to retreat, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that a leader of ISIS-K identified as Abu Haidar was killed with his eight fighters during the clash.

The statement also added that two Local Police soldiers also sustained injuries during the clash but are in better health condition.
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23 Taliban militants killed in latest operations of Afghan Special Forces
[KhaamaPress] At least 23 Talibs were killed during the latest operations of the Afghan Special Forces in south-eastern Ghazni, north-western Badghis, and southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
provinces.

Informed military sources said Friday that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a raid in Gelan district of Ghazni province killing 9 Taliban
...Arabic for students...
fighters, wounding 1 and detaining another holy warrior.

The sources further added that the Afghan Special Forces conducted a similar raid in Bala Murghab district of Badghis province which left 9 Taliban fighters dead and 8 others maimed. The ground force also destroyed 9 IEDs.

"Afghan Special Forces conducted an operation in Nahr-e Saraj district of Helmand province killing 5 Taliban fighters and destroying over 300 pounds of heroin," the sources added.

The anti-government armed Death Eaters including Taliban have not commented regarding the operations so far.
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Local Taliban group leader arrested by intelligence operatives in Baghlan province
[KhaamaPress] A local group leader of Taliban
...Arabic for students...
was incarcerated
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
during an operation of the Afghan intelligence operatives in northern Faryab province of Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Interior said the National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS) operatives conducted an operation with the Special Forces of the Afghan National Police in Tajik-Ha area of Baghlan-e-Markazi district on Thursday.

According to a statement released by MoI, a local Taliban group leader identified as Mohammad Zahir was arrested during the same operation.

The ministry has not disclosed further information regarding the detained group leader.

The anti-government armed turbans including Talibs have not commented regarding the arrest of their group leader so far.

Baghlan is among the relatively volatile provinces in North of Afghanistan where Talibs have presence in some of its remote districts and often attempt to carry out terrorist related activities against the government and security institutions.
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Top Taliban leaders killed in U.S. airstrikes in East of Afghanistan
[KhaamaPress] Several senior Taliban
...Arabic for students...
leaders including the shadow deputy governor of the group for Nangarhar
The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country..
province were killed in U.S. Arclight airstrikes in Shirzad district of the province.

The provincial government media office in a statement said the airstrikes were carried out late on Friday night in Markikhel area of Shirzad district.

The statement further added that the deputy shadow governor of Taliban for Nangarhar Sheikh Zar Mohammad alias Rahmani was killed along with several other senior Taliban leaders in the airstrikes.

The other key Taliban leaders killed in the airstrikes have been identified as Noorullah, the deputy shadow district chief of Taliban for Shirzad district, Syeda Jan and Zabiullah.

The shadow judge of Taliban for Shirzad district Mawlavi Mohammad Alam, his brother, and 17 other bully boyz were also killed in the airstrikes, the statement added.

The anti-government armed bully boyz including Taliban have not commented regarding the airstrikes so far.
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Couple shot dead by Taliban militants in Sar-e-Pul province
[KhaamaPress] A couple has been rubbed out by Talibs in northern Sar-e-Pul
...a city and eponymous province in northern Afghanistan, population about 500,000. Demographically it is majority Tadjik and Uzbek. There are small Pashtun, Arab, and Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
communities, of which the Hazaras mostly don't bother anyone...

province of Afghanistan, the Afghan military in the North said Friday.

The 209th Shaheen Corps in a statement said the couple was rubbed out at around noon time in Awzan Saqal Village in Gosfandi district the province.

The statement further added that circumstances surrounding the killing of the couple have not been ascertained so far.

The anti-government armed murderous Moslems including Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
have not commented regarding the incident so far.

Sar-e-Pul is among the relatively volatile provinces in Northeastern parts of the country. Talibs are active in some of its districts and often carry out terrorist related activities.

This comes as Talibs had snatched 100 sheep from the local residents in the same district nearly a week ago.
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Africa North
213 dead and 1009 wounded in Tripoli fighting: WHO
[Libya Herald] The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that the corpse count in the 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...
fighting has now reached 213 dead and 1009 maimed. It said its medical teams continue assisting surgical staff across local hospitals. It reported that two more ambulances have been damaged and called on all parties to protect civilians, health workers and health facilities.

On the international stage, the UN Security Council fails to agree a resolution in closed session that calls for a ceasefire, as the USA and Russia block any consensual statement.

The Serraj Interior Ministry, meanwhile, has halted all cooperation with La Belle France in the security sector. This comes despite official confirmation of its support for the Serraj government.

On the fighting front, the pro-Faiez Serraj forces, recognized by the international community, claimed to have pushed the Khalifa Hafter-forces on a number of fronts. They claimed to have captured armoured vehicles from the retreating Hafter forces in Swani, Zahra and Aziziya.

They also claim that the Hafter forces have been forced to retreat from the Western Nefusa Mountain town of Gharian. If this is confirmed, this would be a strategic set back for the Hafter forces as Gharian is an important logistic point for supplies from the east and south.

Meanwhile,
...back at the fist fight, Jake ducked another roundhouse, then parried with his left, then with his right, finally with his chin...
the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said that a significant number of civilians who were trapped were finally able to exit the Khalat al Furjan and Ain Zara areas in the south west of Tripoli on 17 April, accompanied by local evacuation teams.

This development came after interventions by the UN, advocating for safe passage of civilians from conflict-affected areas. Through this humanitarian corridor, first responder teams also assisted people who decided to remain in the affected areas to protect their assets.

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#1  213 over 14 days, for an average of 15 a day. Pretty low intensity conflict. In Vietnam, the number of people killed on both sides, including civilians, came to about 500 a day. That is literally >30x the daily body count in Libya. At this rate, they could fight for decades without making a dent in the total population. With the exception of a few thousand suicide bombers, modern day Muslim armies seem to talk about martyrdom a lot while avoiding combat like the plague.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 04/21/2019 18:00 Comments || Top||

#2  WHO is counting?
Guess there isn't enough disease in the world.
Posted by: Slusong Sneretle7793 || 04/21/2019 20:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Actually WHO is on first
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 04/21/2019 20:33 Comments || Top||

#4  WHAT's on second I know that much for sure if that helps any.
Posted by: jpal || 04/21/2019 20:45 Comments || Top||

#5  You're all wrong - WHO is on tour again!
Posted by: Raj || 04/21/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||

#6  Goodness. Just what was needed on this day of all days — I adore you all!
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 21:15 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Four Turkish soldiers killed in clashes with outlawed PKK fighters near Iraqi border
Istanbul (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Four Ottoman Turkish soldiers were killed on Friday in festivities with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) near the border with Iraq, The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

Demiroren News Agency said a military base had been attacked in the mountainous Cukurca district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Hakkari, prompting the Ottoman Turkish military to respond with a "large-scale" military operation.

"As part of ongoing operations in the Turkey-Iraq border, two soldiers were killed in festivities with gunnies despite all efforts to save them," the ministry said, adding a total of four soldiers were killed and six maimed.

"Terrorists are under intense fire with the air operation and fire support vehicles in the region," it said.
Rudaw adds:
The operation took place in the Cukurca district of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor....
's eastern Hakkari province that sits in the triangle where Turkey, Iran, and Iraq meet. The Ottoman Turkish army conducts offensives against the PKK on both sides of the Turkey-Kurdistan Region border.

The ministry claimed that Turkey carried out "air operations and fire support" against the PKK fighters.
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Home Front: WoT
Two US soldiers questioned by Mexican troops while conducting a surveillance operation on the US side of the southern border
[TWITTER]

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#1  Those were NARCOS.
Posted by: newc || 04/21/2019 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Why do you say that, newc?
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 4:48 Comments || Top||

#3  what were Mexican troops doing on the US side of the border?
Posted by: AlanC || 04/21/2019 7:51 Comments || Top||

#4 
Posted by: Omorong Black8889 || 04/21/2019 8:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Area boundaries not well defined they say. Simple error. Handing over fire arms deescalated event that could have gone bad. One US soldier could speak Spanish. Mexican troops well armed with automatic weapons.
Posted by: Dale || 04/21/2019 8:17 Comments || Top||

#6  Two US soldiers were questioned by Mexican troops

"Hey GI, want to meet my seester?"
Posted by: Skidmark || 04/21/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan arrests ‘last terrorist at large' in Daniel Pearl killing
[JPost] Terrorist also suspect in assassination attempt against former president Musharraf.

Counterterrorism officials in Islamabad have confirmed that the remaining terrorist sought in the 2002 murder of American journalist Daniel Pearl has been taken into custody. Azim Jan, a commander of the TTP, the Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan, an off-shoot of al-Qaeda, was apprehended on Friday in a joint operation headed by Pakistan Security Forces.

The mission was conducted in the hilly area of Mansehra, a district in the Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa Province, located about 100 miles north of the capital Islamabad.

Azim Jan was the final fugitive of the group that was involved in the abduction and murder of Daniel Pearl. A senior official speaking to The Media Line on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media, said Jan was the master trainer of suicide bombers and that he was running a militant training camp in the area of Pakistan-Afghani border when he was arrested.
Oh? Did they get the rest of ‘em, too?
Daniel Pearl was the South Asian bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal when he was kidnapped and beheaded by a self-proclaimed Islamist group in the southern city of Karachi in 2002. Counter-terrorism official Behram Khan told The Media Line that Jan is known as a deadly expert in improvised explosive devices. In addition to being the primary suspect in the Pearl murder, the "commander" built his reputation orchestrating the planned assassination of then-president General Pervez Musharraf in that year, the murder of Sind police superintendent Chaudhry Aslam, and an attack on the staff of the French Embassy in Karachi.

Jan is also the lead suspect in an attack on the Peshawar Bus Terminal and multiple murders of police officials. Intelligence official Junaid ul-Hassan told The Media Line that Jan is also accused in the 2011 terrorist attack on Pakistan's Mehran Naval Air Base, and an attack on a security checkpost in Quetta's Hazar Ganji area that killed more than 150 members of the Hazara Shia community.
Despite all that, this is his first appearance in the Rantburg archives.

This article starring:
Daniel Pearl
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Saudi Army and Pakistan have joint exercise in Pakistan.
[Twitter]


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#1  Gonna get one of the Pak nukes and launchers? They paid for it, after all
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2019 11:30 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Bomb attack kills two policemen, including captain, in Mosul
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Five Iraqi coppers were killed and maimed Saturday in a kaboom in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
city, 400 km north of Baghdad, a security source said.

"A kaboom targeted a police patrol in al-Houd village in Qayyarah, 90 km south of Mosul, leaving two coppers, including a captain, dead and three others maimed," the source told al-Watan Newspaper.

"The maimed coppers were moved to al Qayyarah hospital for treatment," added the source.

No group has so far grabbed credit for the attack, but the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(IS) Death Eater group, in most cases, is responsible for attacks targeting crowded areas, including markets, cafes and mosques across Iraq.
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Iraqi troops apprehend four Islamic State jihadists in Anbar
Anbar (IraqiNews.com) ‐ Four members of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
terrorist group were apprehended Saturday in the western Iraqi province of Anbar, a security source was quoted as saying.

"Security forces tossed in the slammer
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
four Islamic State holy warriors during crackdowns in al-Husainiat and Mueishar areas in Haditha district, west of Anbar," the source told Almaalomah news website.

The troops also destroyed three Islamic State terrorist hotbeds and two armored vehicles, in addition to seizing a large cache of ammunition, added the source.

The operation was launched with the aim of eliminating the remaining IS holy warriors in Anbar, he noted.
Good, now eliminate them
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6490 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Attempted stab attack in West Bank
[Jpost] In the West Bank, border coppers thwarted a possible stabbing attack by a 20 year-old Paleostinian from the village of Sanniriya at the Tapuach junction in the West Bank on Saturday.

According to a statement released by the Police the man raised the suspicion of border coppers after he arrived at a checkpoint south of Nablus and when he was approached by the officers he fled.

One officer blocked the man’s way with a car, he pulled out a knife and attempted to open the vehicle’s door to stab him. The officer shot the suspect, seriously wounding him.
brought a knife to a gunfight, did he?
The Paleostinian was evacuated to Beilinson hospital for medical treatment. There were no other injuries.

The West Bank and Gazoo Strip are currently under a week-long closure for the Jewish holiday of Passover.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:


2 rockets fired from #Gaza
[TWITTER]
Translation: Gazan rocketeers have a 50/50 chance of hitting Gaza, missing Israel entirely. Congrats, guys.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Hamas


Sri Lanka
BREAKING: 3 churches bombed at Easter services in Sri Lanka UPDATE: 400+ Casualties 262 Dead
[Twitter]

Update from Dar at 1:35 a.m. ET:
Easter Bombings on Two Churches Kill/Wound 160+

[Reuters] Two Sri Lankan churches and two hotels were hit by explosions on Easter Sunday, wounding several people, police sources said. The hotels and one of the churches are in the nation’s capital Colombo. The other church is in Negombo, north of Colombo.

A source in the police bomb squad said that one of the explosions was at St Anthony’s Church in Kochcikade, Colombo. "Our people are engaged in evacuating the casualties," the source said.

Sources from two leading tourist hotels in Colombo also confirmed the explosions but did not give any details.

Colombo National hospital said several wounded had been brought in for treatment.

St. Sebastian’s church at Katuwapitiya in Negombo posted pictures of destruction inside the church on its Facebook page, showing blood on pews and the floor, and requested help from the public.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility.
Bild reports several dead and at least 160 wounded.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6615 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Now 6 explosions. 3 Churches , 3 Hotels
Fox News Link
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 2:09 Comments || Top||

#2  During Easter Mass, according to The Times of Israel, which adds:

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the apparent coordinated attack.

Sri Lanka’s police chief made a nationwide alert 10 days before Sunday’s bomb attacks in the country that suicide bombers planned to target “prominent churches,” according to the warning seen by AFP.

“A foreign intelligence agency has reported that the NTJ (National Thowheeth Jama’ath) is planning to carry out suicide attacks targeting prominent churches as well as the Indian high commission in Colombo,” said the alert, which was sent by police chief Pujuth Jayasundara to top officers.

The NTJ is a radical Muslim group in Sri Lanka that came to notice last year when it was linked to the vandalization of Buddhist statues.

According to hospital officials, at least 40 people were killed in the Colombo attacks; at least 62 were killed in Negombo, north of the capital; and at least 27 were killed in Batticalao, on the country’s eastern coast.


Based on the warning I am moving this to Page 1: War on Terror. Thank you, Dar, for bringing us the first update — you’ll note I stacked it with 3dc’s first post, to corral discussion in one thread.

May God damn the perpetrators and all their supporters to the depths of Hell, and may those that lived be speedily caught.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 3:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Analysis from the Jerusalem Post:

Christians make up only around eight percent of the country and Muslims an additional 12 percent. In 2016 Sri Lanka revealed that thirty-two Sri Lankans had joined ISIS and left the country. Many were said to be from educated families, something that surprised authorities. The local Muslim community condemned the government’s statements as “tarnishing the image” of Sri Lankan Muslims. An Australian member of ISIS was similarly shown to have a respected uncle back home in Sri Lanka. Other reports indicated ISIS members in India had connections to Sri Lanka and there were concerns after the defeat of ISIS about ISIS returnees. This appears similar to the process of extremism in Bangladesh before the 2016 Dhaka attack which was carried out by educated ISIS perpetrators and targeted foreigners in a café.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 4:38 Comments || Top||

#4  Their Pope (Francis) is a useless imbecile of a little man... He needs to be removed yesterday if possible.

I do not believe it is right to identify Islam with violence. This is not right or true.
Pope Francis
Posted by: Neville Dark Lord of the Wee Folk7365 || 04/21/2019 5:48 Comments || Top||

#5  No wonder TPTB removed the much sounder previous pope.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 04/21/2019 7:19 Comments || Top||

#6  Muzzizm = indiscrinate murder. Entire dem prexidential field unavailable for comment. Not that the LIE media is asking...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 04/21/2019 7:20 Comments || Top||

#7  9 explosions at various locations in Sri Lanka.

- 190 dead as per latest reports with over 450 injured.

- Emergency and curfew imposed.

- As per local reports, at least two explosions were caused by suicide bombers.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 8:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Of course on Easter. It's a muzzie horde thing.
Posted by: Woodrow || 04/21/2019 9:00 Comments || Top||

#9  I expect Sri Lanka will kick out or suppress the Muslims. They are one of the toughest nasty governments on the planet. Watch HRW (Human Rights Watch) melt down and go nuts.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#10  - 207 dead.
- 500+ injured.
- 35 foreigners reportedly among the dead.
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 9:09 Comments || Top||

#11  Seven arrested with the hunt continuing. Three police killed while on a house raid. The latest casualty toll per police: 207 killed, more than 450 injured. 27 foreigners confirmed dead

The Telegraph is liveblogging here.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||

#12  Thanks TW.

Watching Faux News this AM and they are still stuck on stupid (Mueller report trash). Very little about reality. Just as well lump these deadbeats in with CNN and MSNBC...
Posted by: Neville Dark Lord of the Wee Folk7365 || 04/21/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||

#13  I expect Sri Lanka will kick out or suppress the Muslims. They are one of the toughest nasty governments on the planet. Watch HRW (Human Rights Watch) melt down and go nuts.

Persecuted Sri Lankan mooslim refugees, the next migration. Our US 'Sanctuary Cities' must begin preparations immediately.
Posted by: Besoeker || 04/21/2019 9:28 Comments || Top||

#14  Any comment from Ilhan Omar, AOC, or Rancida T-labia condemning Islamists? I thought not
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#15  I expect Sri Lanka will kick out or suppress the Muslims. ... Watch HRW (Human Rights Watch) melt down and go nuts.

Rather like what we just saw in Myanmar with their Muslims, eh? One could be forgiven for thinking that Islam doesn't mesh well with a pluralistic society.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/21/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#16  Americans, British and Dutch citizens were among dozens of foreigners killed.
Posted by: Neville Dark Lord of the Wee Folk7365 || 04/21/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#17  7 arrested in Sri Lanka Easter bombings as death toll rises
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2019 11:17 Comments || Top||

#18  The Guardian has a well done story:
LINK
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 13:56 Comments || Top||

#19  now: (2 PM EDT) 215 dead and over 600 wounded as per updated reports
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 14:00 Comments || Top||

#20  #SriLanka Updated list: Info on the 36 Foreign Nationals killed in the #SriLankaAttacks .

COUNTRY-FATALITIES

🇬🇧🇺🇸Dual US/UK- 2
🇺🇸US- 3
🇬🇧UK- 3
🇩🇰Denmark- 3
🇵🇹Portugal- 1
🇨🇳China- 3
🇹🇷Turkey- 2
🇮🇳India- 3
🇧🇪Belgium- 1
🇵🇰Pakistan- ?
15 unidentified
Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 14:03 Comments || Top||

#21  Lashkar-e-Taiba
Posted by: crazyhorse || 04/21/2019 14:22 Comments || Top||

#22  Several of the sources here have official statements that eight have now been arrested. 3dc’s Guardian link also has a link to their liveblog. Two hours ago the liveblog posted a tweet from a BBC reporter saying 13 now arrested... so we’ll see. If the news media are the first draft of history, social media are the fog of war, pre-draft stage. Definitely worth paying attention to, but lots of hay as well as needles. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 14:45 Comments || Top||

#23  The Times of Israel liveblog has this:

1hr ago
Sri Lanka police find safe house used by bombers, seize car

A police spokesman says 13 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday.

In a statement, Ruwan Gunasekara also says police have a vehicle they suspect was used to transport the suspects into Colombo.

Police have also found a safe house used by the attackers.
Posted by: trailing wife || 04/21/2019 14:50 Comments || Top||

#24  Ship all the Muslims to Saudi and Iran.
Posted by: AlanC || 04/21/2019 15:00 Comments || Top||

#25  Tomorrow's graphic: pliars and blowtorches, then cordless drills
Posted by: Frank G || 04/21/2019 19:12 Comments || Top||

#26  Multiculturalism.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 04/21/2019 20:22 Comments || Top||

#27  I haven't seen who's been arrested yet. IIRC the Tamil Tigers pioneered the modern suicide bomber, though their pupils took to the notion with glee and the hope of 72 virgins.
Posted by: james || 04/21/2019 23:13 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Russian and Iranian Troops Clash in Syria.


Posted by: 3dc || 04/21/2019 00:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran Proxies

#1  Forget it, Jake. It's Calvinball.
Posted by: SteveS || 04/21/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||


IS militants kill more than 60 regime fighters across Syria in 48 hours
[DAWN] Militants have killed more than 60 Syrian regime fighters in 48 hours, a monitor said on Saturday, in some of the deadliest attacks on pro-Damascus forces in recent weeks.

Kurdish-led forces in March announced the defeat of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
group's "caliphate" in eastern Syria, but the murderous Moslems have retained hideouts there and in other parts of the country as well as the ability to carry out deadly assaults.

Since Thursday, IS murderous Moslems have killed 35 pro-Damascus fighters in regime-held parts of central and eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said it was "the highest corpse count among regime forces since the caliphate was declared defeated" in the eastern village of Baghouz last month.

Regime fighters also came under attack on another front of Syria's grinding eight-year war, the Britannia-based monitor added.

On Saturday, murderous Moslems linked to Syria's former al-Qaeda affiliate attacked loyalists outside the northwestern region of Idlib, killing 26 pro-Assad fighters, it said.

It was the latest death tally in a civil war that has killed more than 370,000 people since starting in 2011 with the brutal repression of anti-government protests.

Posted by: Fred || 04/21/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State



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