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Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday Gam Shot

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Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/05/2013 1:08 Comments || Top||

#2  National Security Advisor Tom Donilon resigning, to be replaced by Susan Rice - Obama announcement to follow

Crumbs out of frying pan, into blast furnace...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2013 8:10 Comments || Top||

Africa North
Suicide Bombing at Tuareg Rebel Leader's Mali Home
[An Nahar] A jacket wallah went kaboom! Tuesday at the house of a Tuareg military leader in the northern Malian city of Kidal, witnesses and a military source said.

"The suicide bomber was waiting for someone in the (MNLA) colonel's house when he was caught by some youths and set off his bomb. He is dead and there is one person maimed," the military source told Agence La Belle France Presse.

Residents confirmed an attack on a house in the city, currently under the control of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Tuareg rebel group.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

Caribbean-Latin America
7 die in Tamaulipas

For a map, click here For a map of Tamaulipas state, click here

A total of seven unidentified individuals were found dead in southern Tamaulipas state last week, according to Mexican news reports.

A news report which was posted on the online edition of Grupo Informador said the victims were found in three narcofosas, or burial pits in Abasolo municipality May 30th in Guadalupe ejido.

A unit of the Mexican 8th Military Zone located the graves last Wednesday. The victims had been dead for about a year. One of the dead was reportedly a woman.

Abasolo is roughly halfway between Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas and San Fernando on Tamaulipas Highway 38.

Meanwhile in Ciudad Victoria, an intergang firefight has led to the securing of weapons and ammunition, according to Mexican news accounts.

A news account which appeared on the website of Milenio news daily said the gunfight took place Monday at around 1655 hrs near the intersection of Calle 5 Ceros and Bulevar Praxedis Balboa between armed suspects.

The news report said he shooters were in two vehicles, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck and a compact sedan.

The gunfight took place in Horacio Teran colony and ended in Moderna colony. A Mexican Army road patrol located a GMC Acadia where weapons were found.

Two rifles and six weapons magazines as well as a quantity of ammunition were seized.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com
Posted by: badanov || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:

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Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
Hat tip Gateway Pundit.
The padlocks to hatches of an aqueduct outside of Boston that supplies drinking water to the metropolitan area were found cut Monday, leading to local concerns after there was a trespassing incident. Officials say the drinking water does not appear to have been tampered with.
Did the 'officials' stand there at the press conference and each drink a glass in front of the reporters?
The CBS affiliate is reporting the details, noting that three padlocks were cut from separate access hatches located at approximately half-mile intervals along the aqueduct. Police say there is evidence of an attempt to cut a fourth lock.

State Police are investigating, though they say “there is no evidence of any crime other than vandalism.”
Because lock-cutting at the local aqueduct is a high school graduation rite of passage, ya know...
The MWRA says it doesn’t appear anyone tried to tamper with the water supply and there does not appear to be any contamination or changes in water quality.

Last month, State Police stepped up patrols at public water supplies after seven people were caught trespassing at the Quabbin Reservoir in Belchertown.
Seven people. Chemical engineering students, remember? From Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore?
Posted by: Steve White || 06/05/2013 11:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6546 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One day they'll be holding a press conference under a mushroom cloud saying "now let's not be hasty about saying it's terrorism...."

Or worse, "we always admitted the nuking was terrorism. But we're sure it was just the work of a few lone wolves..."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 06/05/2013 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Sort of like the lone wolf Tsarnaev.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 06/05/2013 11:45 Comments || Top||

#3  Didn't the Stephen King book 'Dreamcatcher' involve someone going to dump something into the Boston water supply?

so they will blame it in extra-terrestrials ....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/05/2013 12:07 Comments || Top||

#4  So what's with the sudden jihadi fixation on Boston?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/05/2013 13:17 Comments || Top||

#5  It's our most European city.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 06/05/2013 13:22 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2013 13:27 Comments || Top||

#7  Here in a small town north of Atlanta, there was a break-in and tampering with disinfection chemicals about a month ago. 400 folks were told to boil water. My thought is, it'll take a LOT of something to impact Boston MWRA (unless it's something really nasty, then I'm hopeful of user error before it enters water supply), but why won't they hit small water suppliers (like this one in GA).
Posted by: BA || 06/05/2013 15:40 Comments || Top||

#8  BA -- they don't have contaminate the water supply. They could just shut it down. Or even just CLAIM to have contaminated the supply.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/05/2013 16:02 Comments || Top||

#9  I'm trying to think of something you could put in the Boston water supply that would make Boston a worse place to live than it already is. Coming up blank.
Posted by: Injun Lover of the Brontosaurs3177 || 06/05/2013 17:41 Comments || Top||

#10  They vote for what they are getting. At every level. Enjoy!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/05/2013 19:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Rob: So true. But, I'm *more* worried about actual health impacts, or even death. "Thinning the herd" in Boston by just shutting down the water supply may not be tooooo bad .
Posted by: BA || 06/05/2013 19:30 Comments || Top||

#12  What, and how much of it, could they put in that much water that wouldn't be diluted too much to kill people (or even make them really sick)?
Posted by: Barbara || 06/05/2013 19:42 Comments || Top||

#13  a few hundred gallons of raw sewage might do it.
Posted by: abu do you love || 06/05/2013 19:59 Comments || Top||

#14  Authorities could find 3 dead camels, 2 hooka pipes and a well read Koran floating in the reservoir and still not have a clue who popped the locks.
Posted by: Airandee || 06/05/2013 20:34 Comments || Top||

#15  Nerve agents are unpleasant even in very small concentrations. Don't know about water solubility.

Something introduced into the water system would not have to be toxic to cause a panic - just change the taste, smell or color. Terrorism is all about theater and media.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/05/2013 20:45 Comments || Top||

#16  Agreed, Steve S, but I think the True Believers(tm) want bloodshed and death, not just scaring people.
Posted by: BA || 06/05/2013 20:51 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Otto Flenter6546 || 06/05/2013 22:36 Comments || Top||

#18  Nation's drinking water system needs $384B upgrade
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2013 23:44 Comments || Top||

Grenade blast wounds six in Indian-administered Kashmir
[BETA.DAWN] An Indian policeman and five others were maimed in a grenade attack Tuesday by suspected snuffies on army vehicles in Indian-administered Kashmire, police said.

"Militants hurled a grenade at two army vehicles that were parked along the highway injuring a head constable and five civilians," superintendent of police, Ramesh Jala, told AFP over the phone.

No bully boy group grabbed credit for the kaboom in Anantnag town, 50 kilometres south of the main city of Srinagar.

The attack comes less than a week after suspected snuffies of the Hizbul Mujahideen, one of around a dozen rebel groups said to be fighting to end Indian rule over Kashmire, killed two Indian soldiers in an ambush in which one bully boy also died.

Last month, government forces claimed they had killed the chief of Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
in Indian-administered Kashmire during an early morning gun-battle in the congested downtown area of Srinagar, the summer capital of the state.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6472 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin

Jordan Charges 13 with 'Terrorist' Acts after Riots
[An Nahar] Jordanian prosecutors on Tuesday charged 13 men with carrying out "terrorist" acts for their alleged roles in riots in the southern city of Maan over a double murder there.

Military state security court prosecutors accused the 13 suspects from the restive city of carrying out "terrorist acts by using flammable materials (in the riots) as well as rioting and unlawful assembly," a court official told Agence La Belle France Presse.

Security forces jugged
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
the men on Monday after riots erupted a day earlier over the murder of two men in the city.

Angry rioters, who torched shops and the post office, accused police of failing to arrest those behind the murders last week.

Businesses and shops in the city closed for two days in a row as part of civil disobedience, but "things are back to normal today (Tuesday)," a resident told AFP.

A YouTube video that "showed unknown people kicking the corpses of the two men" had fueled people's anger, Maan MP Amjad al-Khattab said on Sunday.

Police said investigations were still under way, insisting that the video footage had been fabricated.

Maan's rebellious past dates back to the beginning of the past century, when it was the seat of the Great Arab Revolt that crushed Ottoman rule.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

Turkish Military Returns Fire after Shots from Syria
[An Nahar] The Turkish army returned fire after shots were fired at military targets from across the border with Syria, the military said in a statement Tuesday.

"A group on the Syrian side of the border fired 60 shots at an armored personnel carrier and tactical vehicles... which was reciprocated in kind" late on Monday, it said, adding that there was no damage or casualties.

The Syrian shots targeted a military post in the Narlica region of Hatay province near the Syrian border, it added.

The Turkish army fired 50 shots in return, according to the army statement published online.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Shelling Kills Civilian near Russian Embassy in Damascus
[An Nahar] Shellfire near the Russian embassy in Damascus killed a civilian and maimed a member of the security forces on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

"It was recorded that five shells hit the Al-Adwi area of Damascus," the Britannia-based watchdog said.

"Some of them struck near the Russian embassy, where sources reported one civilian was killed and one member of the regime forces was maimed."

The Russian embassy has been targeted several times by rebel rockets and shells, but Tuesday's shellfire was the nearest they had come to a direct hit.
That's because there's not a lot on trigonometry in the Koran.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  "Parabola?"
Posted by: Muggsey Mussolini || 06/05/2013 16:26 Comments || Top||

Three Syrians Abducted at Gunpoint in Baalbek
[An Nahar]
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

Syria conflict has reached new levels of brutality - BBC
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:


Posted by: Penguin || 06/05/2013 0:35 Comments || Top||

#2  This one is the closest match I could find on BBC just now.
Posted by: Raj || 06/05/2013 1:07 Comments || Top||

#3  Correct BBC link here.

Sorry, no extra charge for the 'Blind to Terror Mooslim Outreach' link.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2013 2:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Well what a misleading article.

If you believe the BBC the world will be filled with surprise.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2013 9:04 Comments || Top||

#5  The ME is going up in flames and the Beeb turns it into a children's rights issue. Where would we be without such insightful journalism? I feel bad for the Brits who are forced to pay for this stuff.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/05/2013 12:39 Comments || Top||

#6  It's not new, it's in fact very old. You're just not used to it.

Nature, red in tooth and claw. And totally uninterested in your opinions.
Posted by: Muggsey Mussolini || 06/05/2013 13:40 Comments || Top||

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Wed 2013-06-05
  Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
Tue 2013-06-04
  Missile Kills 26, including 8 Youths, in Syria Village
Mon 2013-06-03
  Damascus car bombing kills 9 security forces members
Sun 2013-06-02
  Second Muslim Convert Charged with London Soldier Murder
Sat 2013-06-01
  Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists
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  Michigan Woman Dies In Syria, Fighting For Rebels
Thu 2013-05-30
  Pakistan: Wali ur-Rehman killed by US drone strike
Wed 2013-05-29
  French Police Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Attack on Soldier
Tue 2013-05-28
  NGO: At least 79 Hizbullah Fighters Killed in Qusayr
Mon 2013-05-27
  Rockets hit Hezbollah Beirut heartland
Sun 2013-05-26
  Female Suicide Bomber Injures 12 in Russia's Dagestan
Sat 2013-05-25
  French soldier stabbed with Stanley knife in Paris
Fri 2013-05-24
  Two Stockholm schools attacked as Sweden riots continue
Thu 2013-05-23
  Niger suicide bombers target Areva mine and barracks
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  'Soldier beheaded' in 'Islamist terror attack' oustide barracks in Woolwich

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