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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 01:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [5195 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Like the visual of Erdogan holding his nose and exterminating some roaches.
Posted by: 3dc || 07/25/2015 1:37 Comments || Top||

#2  "Though Marcus I'd rather be grasping,"
A wasp-waisted Cleo was gasping,
"I won't be delaying --
Can't tolerate staying --
The asp to my bosom I'm clasping."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 07/25/2015 8:18 Comments || Top||

#3  I haten u
Posted by: Shipman || 07/25/2015 9:58 Comments || Top||

#4  My dawg act, it no follow.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/25/2015 9:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Zenobia___ when you die, can I have your brain.... just for the purposes of scientific research, you understand....
Posted by: Ulereting Spawn of the Platypi5596 || 07/25/2015 15:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Why doesn't the sponsor link to Amazon appear on my Firefox browser? Maybe because I shut out java due to its history of allowing corruption to systems? Then it does show up in the old version of Explorer on my system that is only rarely called upon, as in this perplexing situation.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/25/2015 22:03 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Pentagon: U.S. Air Strike Kills Top Qaida Commander in Afghanistan
[AnNahar] A U.S. air strike in Afghanistan killed a senior Al-Qaeda commander, the Pentagon said Friday, in the latest blow to the worldwide bully boy network struggling with the rise 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.

The attack, which occurred in Paktika
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [431 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  When you whack a senior, not an assistant platoon sergeant, the problem for them is how we knew. Which ought to ramp up the paranoia in house.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 07/25/2015 8:10 Comments || Top||


Afghan forces repel second attack by Taliban in Badakhshan
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan national security forces repelled a second attack by the Talibs in Wardoj district of northeastern Badakhshan province.

The local security officials said Friday that the Talibs launched their second attack on Afghan forces security check posts late on Thursday afternoon.

The officials further added shootout between the Afghan forces and the Talibs continued until late on Thursday night.

Deputy provincial governor Gul Mohammad Bidar said Thursday that the Talibs launched their first attack early on Thursday morning which was repelled by the Afghan forces, leaving four holy warriors dead and three others maimed.

He said the festivities continued until 3:30 pm local time and launched the second attack from Zebak district.

Badakhshan is among the relatively volatile provinces in northeastern Afghanistan where the anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups are actively operating and frequently carry out insurgency activities.

This comes s hundreds of holy warriors armed with heavy and light weapons launched a coordinated attack on security check posts in Yamgan district last month, forcing the Afghan troops to tactically step back in a bid to prevent the civilian casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [219 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Afghan airstrike kills 4 senior Taliban members in Faryab
[Iran Press TV] An Afghan Arclight airstrike has reportedly killed several members of the Taliban bully boy group, including four senior bully boys, in the country's northern province of Faryab, Press TV reports.

Afghan army officials in Faryab said 20 Talibs were killed and injured in the Arclight airstrike on Friday.

In a separate incident on Thursday, four Afghan children died and another was injured in a kaboom in Ghor Province in western Afghanistan.

The authorities say the bomb had been planted by the Taliban. The bully boy group, however, has not yet grabbed credit for the bombing.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Somalia, AU takes control of Diinsoor
BAIDOA -- The Somalia troops together with African Union peacekeeping forces have taken control of Diinsoor town in Bay region as Al Shabab militants vacated from the town, officials said.
How soon before they leave?
The coalition forces entered inside the town, and launched an operation to clear the bomb explosives that Al Shabab planted on the roadsides in the town shortly before its militants withdrew from the stronghold. Somalia’s south-west forces’ commander, Abdullahi Sheikh Mohamed told Shabelle Media Network based in Mogadishu allied troops succeeded to flush Al Shabab out of the town, urging local residents to be calm.

Sheikh Mohamed called on government and humanitarian agencies to help poor residents living in the town of Diinsoor where Al Shabab militants had been ruling many years as residents did not get any humanitarian aid.

The Diinsoor town, a 2nd Al Shabab strategic town fell to Somalia National Army along with African Union Mission for Somalia (AMISOM) peacekeeping forces who launched new military offensive against Al Shabab.
Posted by: Steve White || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [180 views] Top|| File under:


Africa North
Egypt’s army says it killed 12 ‘terrorists’ in North Sinai
[AlAhram] The army also destroyed two warehouses that were storing explosives

Egypt’s army said it has killed 12 terrorists in the early hours of Friday in the North Sinai town of Sheikh Zuweid in their latest efforts in the fight against an Islamist militant insurgency that has spiked in the past two years.

The army has also destroyed two warehouses storing explosive materials, an army statement read.

On Thursday, a bomb that struck an armored military vehicle in North Sinai killed four soldiers and injured three others.
Sinai Province, which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group (IS), has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on their Twitter account.

Two security personnel injured in North Sinai bombing

[AlAhram] Two security personnel were maimed on Friday in a North Sinai bombing, hours after the army announced it had killed 12 "terrorists" in Sheikh Zuweid.

A bomb went kaboom! when the two officers were passing in their armoured vehicle, also in Sheikh Zuweid, causing them to sustain mild injuries, security sources told Ahram Arabic website.

The officers were transported to a hospital for medical treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 09:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [183 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis


Morocco Arrests Women Linked to 'IS Terrorist' Cell
[AnNahar] Two women suspected of belonging to a cell linked to 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 that planned to carry out attacks in Morocco have been incarcerated
Please don't kill me!
, the interior ministry said Friday.

"Two women forces of Evil from the terrorist cell that was recently dismantled and whose members had pledged allegiance to the so-called Islamic State were arrested Thursday in Tangiers," a ministry statement cited by the official MAP news agency reported.

It said the pair had also been to "al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and Pakistain."

On Tuesday, the authorities said eight people had been arrested over alleged plots to carry out attacks mainly targeting security officials on behalf of IS.

The newly formed Central Bureau of Judicial Investigation -- dubbed Morocco's FBI by the media -- said an eight-member "terrorist cell" was dismantled across the country in the towns of Tangiers, Bouznika, Khouribga and Taounate.

It said the eight had been in contact with IS leaders and given refuge to fighters who had received "intensive training in producing explosives and gang warfare."

It said members of the network were planning "a series of terrorist operations" against security officials and sensitive sites.

Morocco, which is on guard against deadly attacks of the type carried out by IS in Tunisia, prides itself on being a bastion in North Africa against Islamist extremism with its anti-jihadist unit and training of imams to preach tolerance.

An estimated 1,500 Moroccans, however, figure among the ranks of jihadist groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Suspected Jihadist Killed, 16 Arrested in Tunisia
[AnNahar] Tunisian forces killed one suspected jihadist and tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
16 others in a series of operations, the government said Friday, as politicians studied tougher anti-terrorism laws following a spate of attacks.

Security forces launched an operation Thursday in Sejnane, in the northern Bizerte region, "against snuffies preparing terrorist acts," said the interior ministry.

It added that 13 suspects had been arrested and that one person was killed when they tried to flee the scene.

Another raid was launched Friday at dawn in the town of Menzel Bourguiba, resulting in three further arrests.

The ministry said weapons including explosives, ammunition and several assault rifles were seized during the operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under:


Mass grave found in Derna
[Libya Herald] It is being reported from Derna that locals have discovered a mass grave in a strong point that was formerly held by Daesh . . .
Mass graves are a symptom of Islamic State occupancy.
Did they find the Air Defense in there?
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [254 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  That comes as no surprise, anywhere ISIS goes, mass graves follow.

Derna has been under the control of the most toxic and radical of the various Libyan militias. Derna, was/is a no go zone for anyone. I was told under no circumstances that it was safe for ANYONE in Derna. If they wanted your car or liked your Cross pen or didn't like the color of your socks, they could cook up something from the Quran or the Haditha and string you up.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 07/25/2015 10:56 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Four civilians die in new Saudi airstrikes on Yemen
[Iran Press TV] At least four civilians have bit the dust in a fresh round of Saudi Arclight airstrikes against various regions across Yemen.

On Friday, Saudi warplanes carried out ten Arclight airstrikes against multiple areas in the Dhi Na'im district of the southern Yemeni province of Bayda, leaving four civilians dead, Arabic-language al-Masirah satellite television network reported.

There were no reports about the extent of damage that the strikes inflicted.

Meanwhile,
...back at the mall, Clarissa spent the day shopping for new underwear. Tonight was going to be a special occasion...
Yemeni army forces backed by fighters from allied Popular Committees launched a barrage of mortar rounds against Saudi military camps in Dhahran al-Janoub region, which lies in the kingdom's southwestern province of Aseer.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [194 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Strategic Stances of Yemen's Ansarullah to Change the Region: Official
[ALMANAR.LB] Strategic choices taken by the Yemeni revolutionary group, Ansarullah, are to change the region, a member in the movement's politburo stressed.

In remarks published by Iranian daily Kihan, Daifullah Shamai said that the Yemenis are countering the Saudi invasion and the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
turbans, as he warned against Riyadh's plot in the southern city of Aden.

Member of Ansarullah's politburo Daifullah ShamiSaudi portraying the fight against Takfiri militias as a fight against the southerners, Shami warned stressing that such plot would not work.

The Yemeni army, backed by the Popular Committees has been, since the start of the Saudi aggression in March, engaged in fierce battles with Takfiris and bandidos gunnies of runaway president Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

Shami said that Saudi seeks to bolster the Takfiri operators in the Yemeni south. However,
nothing needs reforming like other people's bad habits...
when the Takfiris were pushed back by the army and the committees, Riyadh directly interfered through airdropping arms and supplies to the gunnies in Aden.

In this context, the Ansarullah official said that Riyadh took advantage from the truce to provide the Takfiris and pro-Hadi bandidos gunnies with supplies.

Meanwhile,
...back at the the conspirators' cleverly concealed hideout the long-awaited message arrived. They quickly got to work with their decoder rings...
Shami stressed that the Saudi-led aggression won't achieve its goals in the country's south, thanks to the army and the committees who are countering the attack and fighting the gunnies in the same time.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
Two Swedes Charged over 'Terrorist Crimes' in Syria
[AnNahar] Two Swedish men were charged in Sweden Friday over "terrorist crimes" committed in Syria in 2013, the first in the Scandinavian country to be tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
over such offenses.

The suspects, aged 30 and 32, were arrested Thursday and have both denied any wrongdoing when they were brought before a court Friday in western Sweden.

The charges relate to one or more killings in Syria in spring of 2013.

A third suspect was charged in absentia for "complicity in terrorist crimes."

One of two men was in a wheelchair, with some local media reporting that he had suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Syria.

"He has serious perception problems...He can't speak, he can not walk," the suspect's lawyer Lars Salkola told AFP, adding that he could not confirm the source of the injury.

Salkola said that the accusations are based from photos, but he claims that his client's face is not visible in the snapshots.

According to Sweden's security services, around 300 Swedes have gone to Syria and Iraq to fight alongside jihadists.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [234 views] Top|| File under:

#1  aw not Sven and Anders again...these Swedes about as genuine as a meatball made with ground camel
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/25/2015 3:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Forgot the scare quotes.

'Swedes'
Posted by: Nguard || 07/25/2015 10:11 Comments || Top||

#3  The suspects, aged 30 and 32, were arrested Thursday and have both denied any wrongdoing when they were brought before a court Friday in western Sweden.

"Hurda hur hurd. Bork, bork, bork!"
Posted by: Frank G || 07/25/2015 11:10 Comments || Top||


Two ex-Guantanamo Inmates Charged with 'Terrorism' in Belgium
[AnNahar] Two former inmates at the U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay have been jugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Belgium on charges of belonging to a group suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria, prosecutors said Friday.

The pair were arrested early Thursday in connection with a burglary at an apartment near the northern Belgian port city of Antwerp, a front man for the prosecutor, Jean Pascal Thoreau, told AFP.

He said the police acted after monitoring the activities of Moussa Zemmouri, a 37-year-old Belgian of Moroccan origin, and an Algerian identified as Soufiane A., both of whom had been imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The pair were charged with "participating in the activities of a terrorist group," which in turn is suspected of recruiting fighters for Syria, he added.

They were also charged along with three other men with committing a burglary at night with a weapon and a vehicle, Thoreau said.

Zemmouri, who was the only one of the five not arrested at the scene, was locked up in Guantanamo from 2001 to 2005 on suspicion of belonging to the Moroccan Islamic Combattant Group (GICM), blamed for attacks in Casablanca and Madrid.

Fewer details were given for Soufiane A., whose last name was not released, but Thoreau said he is suspected of having traveled to Syria.

Between 300 and 400 Belgians are among thousands of Europeans believed to have traveled to Syria and Iraq to fight with Islamist myrmidon groups.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [695 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
Turkish police clash with anti-ISIL protesters in Istanbul
[Iran Press TV] The Turkish police in the port city of Istanbul have clashed with hundreds of people who were demonstrating to denounce violence and crimes by the ISIL terrorist group.

On Friday, some 500 people turned out for the protest rally in the Kadikoy district of the largest city of The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
to condemn a recent deadly bombing in Suruc.

The angry protesters lashed out at the Ankara government, who they blame for allowing ISIL Lions of Islam inside Turkish territory.

Witnesses said that the anti-ISIL rally was largely peaceful until Turkish forces attacked protesters and fired teargas canisters and rubber bullets to disperse the crowds.

Some protesters are said to have been injured during the clashes and scuffles with security forces.

Meanwhile, Istanbul and several other major Turkish cities are bracing for more anti-ISIL protests this weekend.

Thousands are expected to respond to a call by Turkey's pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party and turn out for a "march for peace" in Istanbul on Sunday.

Turkish authorities are expected to deploy a large number of security personnel to most parts of the city in an attempt to prevent any incident of violence.

The latest protest rally came after a deadly ISIL bomb attack in Suruc, located in southern Turkey near the Syrian border and opposite the Syrian town of Kobani, killed more than 30 people on Monday.

Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [205 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan


Turkish Police Raid Suspected ISIL, PKK Militants in Istanbul
[ALMANAR.LB] Turkish police on Friday launched raids to arrest suspected members of the Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
group ISIL (so-called 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....
in Iraq and Levant) and Kurdish forces of Evil following a wave of deadly violence in the country, the official Anatolia news agency said.Turkish coppers

Backed up by helicopters, police raided addresses in several Istanbul districts in search of members of ISIL, the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and other holy warrior groups, it added. The number placed in durance vile
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
was not immediately clear.

The Dogan news agency said that 140 addresses were raided in 26 districts in Istanbul, in an operation involving some 5,000 police.

As well as ISIL and the PKK, the operation targeted suspected members of the PKK's youth wing, The Patriotic Revolutionary Youth Movement (YDG-H) and the Marxist Revolutionary People's Liberation Party Front (DHKP-C), Anatolia said.

The raids came after 32 people were killed in a suicide kaboom Monday in a Turkish town on the Syrian border, blamed on ISIL.

This sparked an upsurge in violence in The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's Kurdish-dominated southeast, where many accuse the Turkish authorities of collaborating with ISIL, accusations Ankara denies.

Two police were rubbed out in southeast Turkey close to the Syrian border on Wednesday, in an attack claimed by the PKK's military wing which said it wanted to avenge the Suruc bombing.

On Thursday, another policeman was killed in the majority Kurdish city of Diyarbakir.

Meanwhile,
...back at the palazzo, Count Guido had been cornered by the banditti...
YDG-H claimed it had rubbed out an alleged former ISIL forces of Evil in Istanbul late Tuesday.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


India-Pakistan
Hizbul Mujahideen disowns faction; more attacks in India-held Kashmir
[DAWN] MUZAFFARABAD: Hizbul Mujahideen, a local hard boy group, has disowned a splinter faction suspected of a string of killings in India-held Kashmire, with the rebuke followed swiftly on Friday by a string of attacks on telecommunication facilities in the region's main city.

The escalating rivalry is fuelling concern that rogue holy warriors could ratchet up tension between India and Pakistain.

Hizbul Mujahideen, a Kashmiri separatist group whose leader Syed Salahuddin is based in Pakistain, said on Thursday it had expelled Abdul Qayoom Najar over his involvement in "gruesome murder" and the "character liquidation of established pro-freedom leadership".

Indian security forces say Najar leads a breakaway group called Lashkar-e-Islam
...the name's also used by the group of Islamic bandidos infesting Khyber Agency. It's headed by a former bus driver....
that has perpetrated a series of attacks around Sopore, killing five people including telecommunication vendors and former hard boys.

In an apparent escalation on Friday, three more attacks were carried out on telecommunication facilities in Srinagar, one of them near the office of Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed.

Sayeed, who leads the People's Democratic Party that seeks self-rule, rules India-held Kashmire in an uneasy coalition with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party.

A senior police officer said one person had been injured in the attack near the chief minister's office, which declined to comment.

Earlier, turbans threw grenades inside two mobile phone shops in Srinagar, injuring one person.

Lashkar-e-Islam has warned people to stop working for telecommunication companies, saying that Indian security forces are using mobile phone services to target members of the group.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Hizbul Mujaheddin


Iraq
23 militants killed in Iraq air raids, as ISIS executes 41 soldiers, civilians
[Rudaw] Coalition Arclight airstrikes targeted 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....
(ISIS) positions in the central Iraqi city of Ramadi and Beiji late Thursday night, killing 23 ISIS Lion of Islams, the Iraqi defense ministry said.

The air raids near the Beiji refinery, some 200 kilometers north of Baghdad, killed 21 Lion of Islams, the ministry said in a statement.

Beiji, the largest Iraqi oil producing refinery with a large power plant, has been under ISIS control since June last year. It has been shut since ISIS launched its Iraqi offensive more than a year ago.

Meanwhile,
...back at the abandoned silver mine, the water was up to Jack's neck and still rising. And then he smelled the smoke...
the Sunni tribal council of Fallujah said Friday the forces of Evil had executed 22 Iraqi Army soldiers, along with 19 civilians who were accused of collaboration with the military.

"They were summary executions without any trials and just to spread fear," said Sheikh Ahmad Jomaili, who represents the tribal council.

The Iraqi Army has announced it will launch a comprehensive offensive to retake the troubled city, which has been a bastion of Sunni insurgency since after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 00:00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [186 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Palestinian killed by IDF fire during arrest operation
[Ynet] IDF and Paleostinians provide differing account of incident in which 53-year-old was rubbed out in West Bank during arrest operation.

Falah Abu Maria, a 53-year-old Paleostinian, was killed by IDF fire during an arrest operation in Beit Ummar, north of Hebron in the West Bank on Wednesday night.

A Kfir Brigade force entered the home of one of the wanted individuals and encountered resistance, including an attempt to choke one of the soldiers.

The troops were pelted with rocks when they left the residence, requiring them to provide cover fire. Abu Maria was struck and died of his wounds.

Paleostinians described the incident differently, saying that IDF troops stormed the house and shot up one of Abu Maria's children. Two bullets struck him in the pelvis, they claimed. Abu Maria reportedly attempted to help his son and was struck twice in the chest. The son underwent surgery and his condition is stable. Another relative was lightly maimed by bullet fragments.

On Wednesday night, IDF forces tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
six suspects in the West Bank. Four were charged with committing terrorism and rioting.

The incident occurred less than 24 hours after a 21-year-old Paleostinian was killed on Wednesday near Jenin during riots that developed after the arrest of a Paleostinian.

In rare move, IDF forces conduct mid-day arrest raid in major Palestinian city

[Ynet] In a rare move, IDF forces entered the Paleostinian city of Nablus mid-day Thursday, an tossed in the calaboose
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a well-known former member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs named Mustafa Abu Riala. Riala was injured during the arrest.

Additionally, another unknown man was arrested and injured during the raid as well.

A Paleostinian security official told Ynet that Riala was a wanted figure by both the Israeli and Paleostinian security forces.
Posted by: trailing wife || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [287 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Fire? Too bad it wasn't napalm.
Posted by: Raj || 07/25/2015 0:29 Comments || Top||

#2  That's how you solve a problem like Abu Maria.


/Abel Weiss (shrewd but nice)
Posted by: Shipman || 07/25/2015 7:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Cuts down on the recidivism rate...
Posted by: Pappy || 07/25/2015 10:05 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf bomb kills one, injures ten
[Gulf Today] A powerful bomb thought to have been planted by the Abu Sayyaf, exploded inside a bar in Zamboanga City, killing a female cashier and injuring ten people.

Police chief Angelito Casimiro said the blast happened inside a bar located near the Zamboanga City Fire District headquarters on Thursday night. He said, "The extremists threatened to attack business establishments such as bars in the city where soldiers and policemen would usually converge for R&R in retaliation for the continuing campaign against the Abu Sayyaf in Sulu."

Also in Mindanao, provincial military spokesman Jo Ann Petinglay said that unidentified men on Thursday night used a grenade launcher against a military detachment in a remote village in the town of Mamasapano in Maguindanao. She added that no casualties were reported in the attack on the village of Tukanalipao. Tukanalipao was the site of the massacre of 44 elite police commandos sent to arrest top terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir, alias Marwan, on Jan.23.
Posted by: ryuge || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [235 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkey fighter jets strike ISIS positions in Syria
[FOXNEWS] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's government took a stand against Islamic faceless myrmidons Friday, sending its warplanes to pound ISIS targets across the border in Syria, and detaining nearly 300 suspected holy warriors across the country.

A government statement said three Turkish F-16 jets took off from Diyarbakir airbase in southeast Turkey early on Friday and used smart bombs to hit three ISIS targets. A government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of government rules requiring authorization for comment, told the News Agency that Dare Not be Named the targets were two command centers and a gathering point of ISIS supporters.

The official statement said the decision for the operation was made at a security meeting held on Thursday after ISIS holy warriors fired from Syrian territory at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier.

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said the Arclight airstrikes Friday had "removed potential threats" to Turkey, hitting their targets with "100 percent accuracy." He did not rule out further Arclight airstrikes, saying Turkey was determined to stave off all terror threats against it.
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#1  This Chapter: In which the sick man of Europe get's an IV and a shot of Bacardi 151.

Posted by: Shipman || 07/25/2015 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Do you suppose the new government in Turkey has realized that ISIS is not their friend and all of those wonderful cosmopolitan comforts and treats they enjoy in Istanbul would disappear under the ISIS thumb?

How any westernized ME government with high rise offices, Ferraris, Hermes scarves, Vuitton purses, and modern appliances could support these backward looking 7th century loonies is beyond me.

I think it goes beyond the backward looking ideas preached by Islam, it goes into some self loathing and desire for control. Islam is the key however, the fact they have locked the theology in stone and refuse to interpret the Quran and let the religion evolve is the reason it is in conflict.

I still believe, that Mohammed was influenced by some radical sect Christians who fled the Roman destruction of Jerusalem. As James, Peter, and Paul mention, some early "Christians" were really very far out on the fringe with their belief systems and were purged from the mainstream and chased out of Jerusalem while James was the leader of the church. These groups scattered and some found their way into the Arabian peninsula. I believe Islam is a very bastardized and mutated FUBAR form of Christianity, they won't admit it but large portions of the Quran are taken in whole cloth from some writings of Mark, John, Matthew et al.

That being said, ISIS is a plague and a poison upon this planet and any government or government leader that takes this threat less than very seriously, is putting a nation and all of its citizens in peril...as Turkey as awakened to.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 07/25/2015 10:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Article in the WSJ today says Turkey is attacking Kurdish rebels in Iraq now. So, going after ISIS is providing cover for violating Iraq's sovereignty (such as it is) to attack people who are also fighting against ISIS. Everything in the ME is clear as mud.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 07/25/2015 13:54 Comments || Top||


Syrian Army Advances in Idleb, Chases ISIL in Hama, Lattakia
[ALMANAR.LB] Units of the Syrian army continued operations against terrorist organizations on Friday, hitting more of their positions in various areas and destroying their equipment and weapons, state-run SANA news agency reported.

In Idleb, the army air force destroyed dens of "al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli sh-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Front" in Kan-Safra Tauom, Tal Zardana, al-Tamani'a, Tal'as, Binnish, Abu al-Dohour, Tal Salmo, Um Jrin and Ariha in Idleb countryside.

In Homs, army units destroyed a vehicle and a cannon for snuffies of the so-called '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 the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group in the countryside of Tadmur and targeted terrorists' positions in Tadmur city in the eastern countryside of the central Homs province.

An army unit foiled terrorists' attempt to infiltrate a military checkpoint in al-Houla in Homs countryside, killing and injuring all of the attackers.

In the neighboring province of Hama, army units killed a number of ISIL snuffies and destroyed their machineguns-equipped vehicles in al-Rahjan to the east of Hama city.

The army also targeted terrorists' hideouts and concentrations in al-Mafkar village in al-Salamyeh countryside, killing a number of them and destroying their weaponry and munitions.

In Lattakia, the Army air force destroyed dens and vehicles, some of them equipped with machineguns, and killed dozens of snuffies in Marj Khokha, Shalaf, Dwirika, al-Sikaria and al-Dura in the northern countryside of the coastal Lattakia province.

In Aleppo, the army air force destroyed a number of vehicles equipped with machineguns and eliminated scores of snuffies in al-Lairamon, Bani Zaid, al-Khaldyeh, Karm al-Tarrab, al-Atareb and near the air force academy in Aleppo and its countryside.

The army also destroyed a 140-m long tunnel near the air force academy.

In southern province of Daraa, army units killed snuffies and destroyed their equipment in various areas in Daraa al-Balad neighborhood in the city of Daraa and in al-Nueimeh and al-Bitar farms in the countryside of Daraa province, southern Syria.

An Army unit destroyed a rocket launcher to the south of Tafas in Daraa countryside.

Another army unit destroyed 4 vehicles loaded with weapons and ammunition and killed a leader of a terrorist group in al-Nu'ayma in Daraa countryside.

In Sweida, a terrorist group that tried to infiltrate towards Bouthaina Hill in the northeastern countryside of the neighboring Sweida province was repelled, with many of its members getting killed.
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Turkish Air Strikes Kill 9 ISIL Militants in Syria
[ALMANAR.LB] Turkish warplanes killed nine gunnies of the so-called '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 the Levant' takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
group in strikes on jihadist positions in Syria on Friday, a monitor said.

"Turkish aircraft carried out three strikes on ISIL positions in northeastern Aleppo province, killing nine... and wounding 12," said Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

The warplanes hit positions in Jarablus, which lies on the border with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
.

The operations came after the first major cross-border festivities between Turkey and ISIL Thursday left one Turkish soldier and one krazed killer dead, thrusting Turkey into open conflict with the takfiris.

The bombings were the first by the Turkish air force on ISIL since the bully boyz began their advance across Syria and Iraq, seizing control of swathes of territory right up to the Turkish border.
Posted by: Fred || 07/25/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
US, allies target Islamic State with 27 air strikes in Syria, Iraq
[Ynet] The United States and its allies staged 27 air strikes against 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....
bandidos Death Eaters in Syria and Iraq on Thursday, the coalition leading the military operation said in a statement.

Six of the eight air strikes in Syria hit near al Hasaka, striking five units of fighters, among other targets. In Iraq, the strikes hit multiple targets near nine cities, including djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Makmur and Falluja, the statement released on Friday said.
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