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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Suspected truck thief shot, killed
MAPLE VALLEY, Wash. – A suspected truck thief was shot and killed in Maple Valley Tuesday morning after deputies say he was shot by the truck’s owner, a United States Marine.

It happened just after midnight in the 23600 block of 219th Place SE. King County sheriff’s deputies say a man and a woman arrived at the scene in another vehicle that was stolen from Kent. The pair was allegedly trying to steal or prowl a pickup truck when the owner came out from a family gathering and confronted them.

Kristen Hague says the gathering was at her house and the truck belongs to her nephew, Keenan, a 24-year-old Marine. Hague says they spotted the would-be thieves and he confronted them.
Do not mess with a Marine. It's very unhealthy.
“All I heard were gunshots, then I came outside and the man and woman were trying to drive away but the car wouldn’t go,” Hague gets emotional talking about what happened next. She says the male passenger stood up with a weapon.

“Keenan yelled ‘gun’, and he pushed me to the ground to protect me," said Hague. She says that’s when shots were exchanged. “He did it to protect me. He loves his aunt.”

Hague performed CPR on the suspected thief and put pressure on his bullet wounds, but he did not survive.
She did more than many people would have done...
The owner is being questioned by King County investigators.
Investigators are also buying him a beer...
The surviving suspect was taken into custody. She has a felony warrant for burglary.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  She did more than many people would have done...

I wanted to save him officer, but my CPR certification expired last month.
Posted by: gorb || 09/27/2013 3:18 Comments || Top||

#2  Kings County is Seattle, isn't it? Marine could be in a lot of trouble in that liberal hotbed.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/27/2013 4:56 Comments || Top||


Africa North
Youth dies in Morocco clan clashes
[MAGHAREBIA] A 20-year-old Moroccan man died during clashes over water holes in Assa Zag, Aufait Maroc reported on Wednesday (September 25th). Security forces on Tuesday intervened to settle a clan dispute over water access in the region. The Moroccan Human Rights Association claims that rubber bullets and tear gas were used in the operation.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [421 views] Top|| File under:


Tunisia orders investigation of photo of youth trampling Koran
[Al Ahram] Tunisia's Islamist-led government said Thursday it had ordered a probe and contacted Interpol after a young Tunisian living abroad posted a photo of himself on the Internet trampling on the Koran.

The interior ministry said a preliminary inquiry found that the photo, published on social networking sites, was taken "by a young Tunisian under 20 years old living in a European country."

"Coordination with the public prosecutor was immediately established, a judicial inquiry on the subject opened and Interpol informed so that the necessary measures are taken," it added.

The ministry did not identify the young man or say what European country he might be living in, nor did it say what Tunisia had asked of Interpol.

Tunisia has no laws criminalising blasphemy or sacrilege as such, but the judiciary has previously resorted to charges such as disturbing public order to prosecute people accused of attacking Islamic values.
... in this case, literally on another continent. How are they going to enforce any conviction of the unknown, unnamed non-breaker of his host nation's laws?
Jabeur Mejri, a bully boy young atheist, was sentenced in March 2012 to seven and a half years in jail for "publishing works likely to disturb public order" and "offending public decency," after publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.

His co-defendant Ghazi Beji, who received the same sentence in absentia, had fled to La Belle France, where he was granted asylum.

And in September last year, a US-made film mocking Islam that was published on the Internet triggered a wave of violent protests, with hundreds of angry Islamists storming the US embassy in Tunis, in an attack that left four of the assailants dead.

Critics of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party Ennahda, which heads the coalition government, have repeatedly accused it of seeking to Islamise society, failing to rein in bully boyz and using religion to stifle freedom of expression.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [448 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Saudis tweet anger at religious police following car chase death
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The death of a young Saudi during a car chase by the country's inquisitors religious police has stirred uproar on the social media, especially after it became known that the involved members of the Saudi inquisitors religious police expeditiously departed at a goodly pace of the accident.

The news of the crash went viral when a witness first uploaded a video of the car chase, which took place Tuesday in the capital Riyadh, on his twitter account with the hashtag "The commission killed two men on national day."

Reactions appeared to be tense but divided between those who supported the religious authority, commonly known as the Committee for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice, and those opposed it.

The authority is also referred to in Arabic simply as "the Haia" meaning "the committee."

A Twitter user named @talal tweeted: "The inquisitors religious police had killed people in al-Madina, and killed in Tabuk, and Baljurashi and today they killed in Al-Riyadh and on National Day. The Haia are blood thirsty."

Another user @Nejer wrote: "The Haia's situation is similar to many government entities in Saudi; they all need restructuring and fixing."

On the opposite side, @I_7rh wrote: "We certainly love the Haia because they apply the Islamic law forbidding evil doers. Therefore we hold those who do wrong to the Haia accountable even if they're its own members."

@GhaidaAbdulaziz posted a comment saying "There's no sound evidence, and I feel that it's a hoax so I urge you all to stop destroying the Haia's image."

Members of the inquisitors religious police reportedly chased a vehicle with two men inside causing it to overturn. One of them was reportedly killed.

The two police members reportedly expeditiously departed at a goodly pace but were later nabbed
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
and are being investigated.

Assistant front man for the Haia Mohammad al-Sheraimi said investigations are under way and all those responsible for the accident and the subsequent death of the Saudi will be held accountable, the Saudi Gazette reported.

An eyewitness, Mohammad al-Sahabi, said the Haia vehicle deliberately bumped into the small car from behind.

The vehicle swerved off the road, fell off a bridge, and overturned, while the Haia pursuers fled from the scene, al-Sahabi said.

He said the driver's head was completely crushed and he appeared to have died on impact.

"We know we have wrongdoers and a victim, now all we need is to implement the Islamic ruling," said twitter user Turki Ghabiwi.

Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [689 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Vehicular Homicide, pure and simple...Sharia Law not withstanding.
Posted by: Au Auric || 09/27/2013 1:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Noooobody expects the Saudi Inquisition!
Posted by: OldSpook || 09/27/2013 9:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Smashing report! I support the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice (Haia).
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2013 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  heh I like it OS.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/27/2013 15:56 Comments || Top||


Caribbean-Latin America
Cristina Kirchner rails against Britain at the UN over the Falklands
[BLOGS.TELEGRAPH.CO.UK] Never one to miss an opportunity to make a fool of herself on the world stage, Argentina's president Cristina Kirchner has railed against Britannia yet again over the Falklands. According to a report by MercoPress, the South Atlantic News Agency, Kirchner defended her own country's development of nuclear energy in a speech this week at the UN General Assembly, while accusing Britannia of "militarising" the South Atlantic with nuclear submarines:

"We do not go around condemning the use of nuclear energy with military ends, and at the same time send out nuclear submarines," Cristina Fernandez fired during her speech.

"This happens to us Argentines, where the United Kingdom have militarised the South Atlantic and sends nuclear submarines" to an area that is clearly Argentine and Latin American sphere of influence.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [760 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In the recent Falkland Islands referendum, 99.8 percent of the Islanders voted to remain a British Overseas Territory.

We recently re-learned that tyrants see statistical summaries related to the will of the little people quite differently.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2013 5:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "...clearly Argentine and Latin American sphere of influence."

French Guyana is an integral part and important strategic asset of the French Republic and the EU. Located of the South American continent it borders Brazil and Suriname.

The Maldives Falklands are islands in the South Atlantic, located about 500km off the Patagonian coast.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 09/27/2013 5:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Seems an appropriate post for the "Not this $hit again" picture.

Not surprising that, as the Argentine economy, starts circling the drain they would try the old distraction ploy.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/27/2013 7:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems an appropriate post for the "Not this $hit again" picture.

Uh, yeah. It's a bit surprising that she is still yammering about the Falklands. It's getting tedious and even she must understand that she cannot have those islands.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 09/27/2013 11:27 Comments || Top||

#5  still yammering about the Falklands.

As AlanC notes, it is not about the Falklands, it's about the Argie economy. La squirrela!
Posted by: SteveS || 09/27/2013 12:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Schauen Squirrel!! (in the language of my ancestors ;^)


Maybe we need a library of "Look Squirrel" translations.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/27/2013 12:50 Comments || Top||

#7  "We do not go around condemning the use of nuclear energy with military ends, and at the same time send out nuclear submarines"

Submarines, being mobile, aren't a permanent fixture in the South Atlantic (tho perhaps they should be.)

Maybe we need a library of "Look Squirrel" translations.

Probably a squirrel graphic as well.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/27/2013 13:59 Comments || Top||

#8  Submarines, being mobile, aren't a permanent fixture in the South Atlantic (tho perhaps they should be.)

Hummm I dunno, you gonna bet your Mayo on that? A carrier group without a home is a sad thing.
Posted by: Shipman || 09/27/2013 16:02 Comments || Top||

#9  Lest we fergit, Argentine control of the Falklands = Argentine influence over BRAZIL, in both the Mercusor Bloc + BRIC, etc. = BRAZIL-ARGENTINE CONFEDERATION IFF NOT "UNION" FOR GREAT POWER OR SUPERPOWER STATUS.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/27/2013 20:58 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Russian courts order Greenpeace activists held over Arctic oil protest
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [734 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Anybody on that ship was aiding and abetting piracy. Give them 15 years and they can work off their sentences in a logging camp in Siberia, next to the North Korean workers.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 09/27/2013 1:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Take these Greenpeace activists. Please . . . .
Posted by: gorb || 09/27/2013 3:10 Comments || Top||

#3  "The Russian authorities are trying to scare people who stand up to the oil industry in the Arctic, but this blatant intimidation will not succeed,"

Sounds like they DID succeed.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 09/27/2013 6:37 Comments || Top||

#4  I guess confronting American or Japanese interests has lost its fund drive appeal.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/27/2013 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Idiots should have known better than to take on mother Russia. They are used to intimidating pussies in the West. Putin will teach them some lessons about real life.
Posted by: Jaising Creque9323 || 09/27/2013 10:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Try them as pirates and hang 'em.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/27/2013 11:10 Comments || Top||

#7  I like the idea of the logging camp; it gets the Greenpeacers back in touch with nature!
Posted by: Raj || 09/27/2013 13:16 Comments || Top||

#8  Salt mining is another worthy venue.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/27/2013 15:36 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
Nork Coast Guard Fires at Russian Fishing Vessel
The North Korean coast guard has opened fire on a Russian cargo ship in the Sea of Japan without issuing the necessary warning. None of the people onboard the Russian fishing schooner was injured and the Russian vessel was undamaged, said the press service of the Federal Fisheries Agency in Russia.
Interesting that the Norks can get away with this but Champ wouldn't dare try...
"The Russian fishing schooner Altai en route from the port Zarubino with live crab cargo onboard to the South Korean port of Donghae came under fire from automatic firearms and pistol flare lights at 18:30 Moscow time (14:30 GMT) on 20 September from a warship of the Korean People's Democratic Republic (DPRK)," said a statement.

After resorting to firing, armed North Korean personnel dressed in military uniform boarded the Russian ship to inspect the cargo, it has been reported. The men questioned the vessel's captain for several minutes.

The fishing company said: "Altai was searched through and the captain was questioned about the port of destination, cargo and the line-up of crew. Armed people left the Russian vessel at 18:50 Moscow time (14:50 GMT), the ship was permitted to sail to the destination port."

The statement added: "The North Korean warship did not get in radio contact."

The company's spokesperson told the state-run RIA Novosti that the North Korean coast guard's action was a gross violation of international law on maritime traffic.
Let's see what Vlad does about this -- maybe nothing since he must (as we do) recognize that the Norks are barking mad...
Posted by: Steve White || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [520 views] Top|| File under:

#1  WTF?
Posted by: gorb || 09/27/2013 3:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Russians ship live crabs on two-masted sailing ships?
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/27/2013 4:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Oh Nork, you've fucked up now.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 09/27/2013 6:32 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistan blocks 'un-Islamic' gay website
[Al Ahram] Pakistan's Internet watchdog has blocked the deeply conservative Muslim country's first website aimed at gay people, saying it was "against Islam".

The queerpk.com site, set up to help members of Pakistan's homosexual and transgender community socialise and share experiences, was shut down on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority said they had halted access to the site after complaints from Internet users.

"We blocked the website under the law because its content was against Islam and norms of Pakistani society," said spokesman Kamran Ali.

Homosexuality is illegal in Pakistan.

Queerpk.com's moderator, who asked not to be named, said he would not challenge the ban in the courts for fear of a "negative reaction".

"We wanted to provide a platform for people who are being abandoned by society because of their sexual likes," he told AFP.
Posted by: Fred || 09/27/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [511 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Science & Technology
40 best shots of military tech in action
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 09/27/2013 14:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [303 views] Top|| File under:



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  Peshawar Bus Bombing Kills 17 Govt Employees
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  Nairobi attack: Kenya's President Kenyatta says siege over
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