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22 die in battle for Mogadishu
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday/Daily Gam Shot

Rosie Dolly aka along with Jenny, the Dolly Sisters (Died in 1970 at age 78)

Egad, It's Curtains!
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 10/25/2010 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  I prefer venetian blinds and shutters. Curtains are just to damned handy.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2010 10:12 Comments || Top||

#3  to too. My grammar is suffering this a.m.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/25/2010 10:13 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Sea pirates seize two ships off Kenyan coast
(Itar-Tass) -- Sea pirates have seized two vessels, including a tanker with Ukrainian crewmembers, off the Kenyan coastline, the command of the EU Operation Atalanta in the Indian Ocean reported on Sunday.

The pirates attacked the Singapore-flagged York LNG ship chartered by a Greek company and the Golden Wave fishing trawler.

The tanker carrying 150,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas from the Kenyan port of Mombasa to the Seychelles has 17 crewmembers -- a German captain, two Ukrainians and 14 Filipinos.

The York was attacked about 50 nautical miles away from Mombasa on Saturday. A Turkish warship from the Atalanta force confirmed the information. The warship's helicopter flew over the seized tanker and also noticed the seized trawler.

According to Interunity Management Corporation, which chartered the tanker, the crewmembers are OK.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [423 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  The tanker carrying 150,000 tonnes of liquefied natural gas

I have a vision of something really bad happening.
Posted by: Skunky Glins**** || 10/25/2010 16:05 Comments || Top||

#2  Is any vessel in these waters ever flagged, chartered, and staffed by one nation only?
Posted by: American Delight || 10/25/2010 18:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Well, if that thing ever goes up, that'll be the end of Pirate City...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/25/2010 21:48 Comments || Top||

#4  hmmmmm Operation Lemony "Big F*cking Explosion" Snickets?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/25/2010 22:09 Comments || Top||

#5  It does not even need to explode - just develop a bad pressure leak and a cloud of LNG mist. Most things react poorly to a couple of hundred degrees below 0.
Posted by: Shieldwolf || 10/25/2010 22:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Shieldwolf: you may want to look up "Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion" in wikipedia.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/25/2010 23:15 Comments || Top||

#7  Most things react poorly to a couple of hundred degrees below 0.

Like the ocean?
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/25/2010 23:54 Comments || Top||

22 die in battle for Mogadishu
[Iran Press TV] Heavy clashes between Somali government troops and al-Shabaab fighters have left at least 22 people dead and 37 others maimed in Mogadishu.

The victims -- mostly civilians -- bit the dust early on Saturday in battles in which government troops backed by African Union peacekeepers gained control of Mogadishu's northern districts, which were previously controlled by al-Shabaab fighters. Fierce firefights continued all of Friday night until the crack of dawn on Saturday in the Boondheere, Karaan, and Shibis districts of northern Mogadishu, the Press TV correspondent in Mogadishu reported.

In addition, al-Shabaab fighters killed four men in Mogadishu under the pretext that they were collecting information for government security forces and African Union peacekeeping troops, known as AMISOM. Al-Shabaab has issued a warning that it is planning a "massive war" against African Union troops in Mogadishu.

The International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC) said on Thursday that hundreds of civilians have been injured in fighting in Somalia over recent months.

The Geneva-based humanitarian institution said that a total of 5,000 patients with war injuries, including 1,900 women and kiddies, were admitted to Mogadishu's Keysaney and Medina hospitals from January through September.

Compared to last year, it is an increase of 25 percent in the total number of war casualties and 72 percent in the number of war-maimed women and kiddies admitted to the hospitals.

Some 4,000 patients with war injuries, among them 1,100 women and kiddies, were taken to Mogadishu's two referral hospitals in 2009.

Somalia has not had a functioning government since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Over the past two decades, up to one million people have bit the dust in fighting between rival factions and due to famine and disease.

There are more than 1.4 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in Somalia. Over 300,000 of the IDPs are sheltered in Mogadishu.

Most of the displaced live in poor and degrading conditions on makeshift sites in southern and central Somalia, according to the United Nations, aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society High Commissioner for Refugees.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [911 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  ION TOPIX > {AllAfrica] CENTRAL AFRICA: REGION AGREES TO JOINTLY COMBAT UGANDAN/LRA REBELS. "LRA" Group may be defined as a de facto Terror Group, no longer a Rebel Group, asper AU Guidelines.

* SAME > NIGERIA:CLERIC [Dr. Emmanuel Okeroke]PREDICTS DEATH FOR CORRUPT POLITICAL OFFICEHOLDERS. God-Heaven to send an ANGEL OF DEATH to smite the corrupt in Govt.

Uh, uh, ITS "2012"???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/25/2010 23:44 Comments || Top||

Yemen says launching manhunt for Qaeda in Shabwa
[Al Arabiya] Yemen said on Sunday it had launched a manhunt for al-Qaeda in its southern Shabwa province, the same day a U.S.-born Mohammedan holy man sought by Washington and thought to be hiding in that area appeared in an online video.

Late on Saturday, U.S.-based terrorism monitoring service SITE Institute released a video tape showing Anwar al-Awlaki sitting at a table in traditional Yemeni garb and delivering a religious lecture in Arabic.

Yemeni security forces and local tribes began combing the mountainous Said district in Shabwa for al-Qaeda cut-throats on Saturday morning, a security official in Shabwa told Rooters. Primitives of Awlaki's own tribe were helping with the search, the official said.

The Shabwa governor and the Awlaki clan have signed a deal under which they would "expel al-Qaeda elements from their territories and mount a joint operation with the army (to do so)," he added.

Washington accuses Awlaki of being a leading al-Qaeda figure with links to a failed bombing of a U.S.-bound plane in December 2009 and to an army major who went on a shooting spree that killed 13 people last year at Fort Hood in Texas.

The U.S. Treasury has blacklisted Awlaki as a "specially designated International Man of Mystery™", a move that freezes any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction.

Earlier this year, the United States authorized the CIA to capture or kill him.

On Oct. 11, four people were killed after two bombs went kaboom! at a sports stadium in Aden. The trial of 10 suspects in the attack began in Aden on Sunday.

SITE said the video featuring Awlaki, which was less than two minutes long, had been posted on an Islamist website used by cut-thoats. The footage appeared to be a fragment of a longer recording, the date of which was unclear.

Washington and neighboring top oil exporter Soddy Arabia fear Yemen's resurgent al-Qaeda wing may use the increasingly unstable country to launch attacks in the region and beyond.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [354 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/25/2010 1:21 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
13 Killed at Tijuana Drug Rehab Center
Posted by: Frank G || 10/25/2010 08:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How dare they try to get off drugs? Don't they know the cartel needs customers?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/25/2010 11:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Well thats an interesting thought...ok say prop whatever passes in CA and suddenly there is a huge market for smoke smoking but no produce, so is the produce imported to fill that demand and if so will that corner out domestic ranching?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/25/2010 12:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Proposition 19.

According to the local news articles, the advocates expect the price will go down if it passes. The drop will likely be because of a flood of weed coming in from Mexico (which means the local growers will drop out).
Posted by: Pappy || 10/25/2010 21:04 Comments || Top||

#4  Minus the 134 tons of Sinaloa Drug Cartel owned pot seized and incinerated last week, of course.
Posted by: badanov || 10/25/2010 21:38 Comments || Top||

#5  Wanna see the government enforce the border? Legalize pot with big taxes on it in the border states and have the Mexicans try to undercut the market with tax free pot. You'll have armored divisions down there.
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/25/2010 21:44 Comments || Top||

#6  word is that it was retribution for the 134 tons. The Cartel has apparently vowed 134 dead
Posted by: Frank G || 10/25/2010 22:07 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
One killed, 12 people wounded in suicide bomber incident in Dagestan
(Itar-Tass) -- One policeman was killed and 12 people were maimed as a result of a terrorist act staged by a boomer in Khasavyurt, Dagestan, on Saturday, October 23.

"The incident occurred at around 18:50 Moscow time outside the building of a technical college on Internationalnaya Street," an official in the republic's Interior Ministry told Itar-Tass.

According to preliminary information, the terrorist drove an UAZ jeep into an Ural truck at full speed. The latter was parked outside the building and there were army servicemen in it.

One policeman was killed and two of his colleagues were maimed as a result of the kaboom. Two civilians and army servicemen also received injuries of various degrees. Two of them were taken to the local hospital in critical condition.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [319 views] Top|| File under: Chechen Republic of Ichkeria

Two schools blown up in Bajaur Agency
[Pak Daily Times] Unidentified myrmidons blew up two schools by detonating bombs, at Salarzaia teshil of Bajaur Agency, aka Turban Central, official sources said on Sunday. The sources said that low-intensity improvised bombs (IED), planted in schools at Manogai Mandal village, were set off by myrmidons and the schools were completely destroyed. However,
The infamous However...
no casualty had been reported. The officials of local political administration and Khasadar Force rushed to the spots and started search operations. Meanwhile,
...back at the ranch...
the political administration and security forces increased security across the Agency and deployed officers at sensitive areas.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [352 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Gunmen torch Nato trucks in Balochistan
[Dawn] Gunmen in southwest Pakistain torched two vehicles carrying supplies for Nato troops fighting the Taliban in neighbouring Afghanistan, police said Sunday.

Two men riding on a cycle of violence opened fire, wounding the driver of a truck in Baghbana town of Khuzdar district in Balochistan Sunday, local police official Mohammad Azam said.

When the driver got down they sprinkled petrol and set the truck ablaze, he said, adding that the attackers decamped.

In another incident late Saturday gunnies torched a supply truck in the nearby town of Wadh in Khuzdar, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [366 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

Thirteen militants killed in Orakzai air strikes
[Dawn] At least 13 cut-throats were killed and seven others maimed when gunship helicopters shelled suspected positions of the cut-throats in the northwestern Orakzai region.

Sources said that four suspected hideouts were destroyed during the air strikes.

The security forces also launched a major search operation in the Torkani and Yakh Kandao areas of the agency.

They said that the security forces also recovered a huge cache of landmines and other explosives during the search operation.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [351 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Former Sunni Tehreek activist among six killed in Karachi
[Pak Daily Times] A former Sunni Tehreek activist was bumped off near his house in the Bohra Pir area, the Risala police said on Sunday.

Kamran Ahsan Ilahi, 29, was sitting outside his house in Choona Bhatti Compound near the Siddique mosque when two faceless myrmidons arrived on a motorcycle and opened fire on him. Ilahi sustained two bullet wounds and keeled over dead. His body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Bloody Karachi (CHK) and first information report (FIR) No 341/10 registered against the suspects.

A bullet-riddled body of a man of Bengali origin was found near Korangi 100 Quarters, the Zaman Town police said. Abdullah Sona Bengali, 28, was kidnapped from Ali Akbar Shah Goth in Ibrahim Hyderi, where he had his residence, and his body was later dumped after he was bumped off. Bengali's body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). He had several criminal cases registered against him at different cop shoppes and had a dispute with the Alam Bengali gangster group. It is possible that the Bengali group was involved in the murder.

Another man of Bengali origin was bumped off at his house in Kausar Niazi Colony, the North Nazimabad police said. Three faceless myrmidons broke into the house of Ayub Bengali, 42, in the wee hours and opened fire on him. Bengali keeled over dead and FIR No 940/10 was registered against the suspects.

A garments trader was bumped off near his house in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, the Aziz Bhatti police said. Imran Khan,
... not the same guy as the politician...
45, was standing near his house in Block 13-B when faceless myrmidons arrived in a Prado Jeep and opened fire on him. Khan sustained serious wounds and was shifted to the Liaquat National Hospital where he gave up the ghost.

A man was bumped off near his house in Patel Para, the Jamshed Quarters police said. Forty-year-old Arshad Mian alias Cheetah was standing near his house at Jahangir Road when two faceless myrmidons arrived on the scene and opened fire on him. Mian keeled over dead and his body was shifted to the CHK. He had several criminal cases registered against him at the Jamshed Quarters and Soldier Bazaar cop shoppes. It is possible that his accomplices were involved in the murder.

A bullet-riddled body of a man who appeared to be Urdu-speaking was found near the Dawood Chowrangi in Landhi, the Quaidabad police said. The unidentified man's body was found near a traffic check-post and shifted to the JPMC.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [345 views] Top|| File under:

Three Palestinian workers injured in building explosion in Nablus
(KUNA) -- Three Paleostinian workers on Sunday were maimed in an kaboom in a building in downtown Nablus in the northern West Bank.

Paleostinian police said in a statement that the kaboom was caused by remnants of the Israeli occupation as the three workers were maimed while working in the removal of the rubble of the building that was shelled by Israel in 2002 when the Israeli authorities re-occupied Nablus.
Darlings, you really need to move more quickly on this kind of thing -- eight years is a bit long to wait. Perhaps the PA ought to use some of the latest tranch of American money signed over by President Obama to hire and train more building inspectors... or more construction workers.
Police said the three Paleostinian workers were taken to hospital for treatment, descring their wounds as moderate and slight.

Intelligence and police began investigating the incident following closure of the incident scene to secure the lives of citizens.

Nablus came under heavy Israeli bombardment in 2002 that led to the destruction of a large number of buildings.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under:

Southeast Asia
Men held over Philippines bombing
[Al Jazeera] Security forces in southern Philippines have jugged five suspects in connection with a bus bombing last week that killed at least 10 people and maimed nine others.

An army front man said four of the suspects were captured on Saturday in a raid in Cotabato city on the southern island of Mindanao.

A 15-year-old boy who was jugged earlier had provided information that led to the arrest of his alleged accomplices, Lieutenant-Colonel Benjamin Hao, the regional army front man, said.

The bus was travelling with 50 passengers on board on Thursday when a bomb struck the vehicle in Matalam township in North Cotabato province.

The five suspects were being questioned, and it was unclear whether they were affiliated with any of several Mohammedan bands of Islamic bandidos that were initially blamed for the attack.

Officials earlier said the bus company had received extortion demands from bands of Islamic bandidos in the in the area, which is a known stronghold of the separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (Milf) and other gangs.

The Milf has denied involvement in the bus attack, but police and military officials say many of its former members were known to be working alongside armed extortionists targeting businessmen in the country's south.

Officials investigating the bombing have not ruled out involvement of the Abu Sayyaf group, which is said to have links to al-Qaeda and also operates in the south.

Separatists in southern Philippines have been fighting for an independent homeland for decades. The region is also home to criminal gangs.

In April last year, two home-made bombs went kaboom! hours apart on a bus in the same region, wounding the conductor and five passengers.

A bomb went kaboom! at a Cotabato city bus terminal in February the same year, wounding two people.
Posted by: Fred || 10/25/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under:

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