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Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists
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Good morning
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 06/01/2013 09:48 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [8216 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's for ZE childrens..

http://preview.tinyurl.com/krlwzmk

WTF is wrong in Britain?!?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/01/2013 9:56 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Danielle Harris [Filmography](age 36)



Engraved Design


Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/01/2013 16:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Nice T(insert favorite vowel here)ts.....

Posted by: Uncle Phester || 06/01/2013 17:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Typography
Posted by: Shipman || 06/01/2013 19:04 Comments || Top||

#5  Nice T(insert favorite vowel here)ts.....

Tuts? Doesn't make any sense....
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/01/2013 21:28 Comments || Top||

#6  It does if you pronounce it "toots."
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2013 21:32 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Al Shabaab ambushes Somali forces’ base in Bakool
EL BERDE, Somalia – Al Shabaab agents reportedly mounted an ambush on a Somali Government Forces’ base Wednesday night in El Berde in the region of Bakool Garowe Online reports. According to local sources the attack on a Somali government forces’ base in El Berde – the only city that allied forces Ethiopia and Somali control in the region of Bakool – lasted only minutes and it is still unknown how many casualties were inflicted in the attack.

This is the second attack on Somali government forces in El Berde by Al Shabaab fighters this week.

El Berde which is in close proximity of the Ethiopian border is the remaining district controlled by allied forces after Al Shabaab took Hudur the capital of Bakool region late March after Ethiopian forces vacated. Allied forces have very little control of the region of Bakool forcing thousands of residents fleeing Hudur and towns under the control of Al Shabaab.

Authorities in Bakool and the Somali Federal Government have not commented on the clashes in El Berde as of yet.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [487 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
ICC Rejects Libya Bid to Halt Gadhafi Son Prosecution
[An Nahar] The International Criminal Court
... where Milosevich died of old age before being convicted ...
on Friday rejected 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...
's bid to halt its prosecution of slain leader Muammar Qadaffy
...Custodian of Wheelus AFB for 42 long years until he was ejected from the gene pool by his indignant citizens...
's son Seif al-Islam for crimes against humanity committed while trying to put down Libya's bloody revolt in 2011.

"The chamber concluded that it has not been sufficiently demonstrated that (Libya's) domestic investigation (covers) the same case that is before the court," the Hague-based ICC said in a statement on the long-awaited decision.

The ICC, which was mandated by the U.N. Security Council to investigate the Libyan conflict, issued an arrest warrant for Seif al-Islam, 40, his strongman father Muammar Qadaffy, now deceased, and his spy chief Abdullah Senussi in June 2011.

The court however has clashed with Tripoli over where he should be tried after he was captured by anti-Qadaffy fighters near the western town of Zintan in November 2011, where he is currently still being held.

Libya challenged the ICC's bid in May last year, saying the North African country had the means at its disposal to put him in the dock in a local court.

The ICC then also postponed its request for Libya to surrender Seif al-Islam until judges ruled on the challenge.

Tripoli has made progress in its own investigations into Seif al-Islam's role during Libya's revolt, sparked in mid-February 2011, including the mobilization of militias, military forces and equipment and the arrests of journalists and activists, the judges said on Friday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [477 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Libya: do a video-conference call with the ICC. Pull him in front of the camera and shoot him in the head. Issue over
Posted by: Frank G || 06/01/2013 9:05 Comments || Top||

#2  If your name is "Sword of Islam", don't be surprised if people tend to look at you askance.
Posted by: mojo || 06/01/2013 16:54 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria Releases 58 Women, Children in Peace Gesture
[An Nahar] Nigeria's military said Friday it had released 58 women and kiddies held in connection with the Islamist insurgency in the country's northeast under a peace gesture announced 10 days ago.

The youngest of the children released in Borno state told journalists at a ceremony announcing the move that he was nine years old. Twenty women and kiddies were released in Borno, while 38 others in neighboring Yobe state.

"We're releasing six women and 14 young men to the Borno State government as directed by the defense headquarters," Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa, front man for the military in Borno told news hounds.

In Yobe, Lieutenant Eli Lazarus announced the release of 17 women and 21 children.

"We hope the release will serve the purpose for which it was intended," he told news hounds.

Nigeria has defended the detention of children in connection with the insurgency, saying those held were directly involved in ways such as acting as lookouts and running errands.

Its military has come under heavy criticism in its fight against Islamist hard boy group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, including allegations of arbitrary arrests, unlawful detentions and extra-judicial killings.

The military launched a sweeping offensive in the northeast on May 15 in a bid to end the four-year-old insurgency by Boko Haram.

It announced on May 21 it would release women and kiddies held in connection with the insurgency as part of a peace gesture.

The move came after Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau claimed in a recent video that the group was holding women and kiddies hostage in retaliation for wives and children of its members jugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
by the military.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck reached for the green sauce...
the military also said Friday it had tossed in the calaboose
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
56 more Islamist gunnies as part of an ongoing offensive in the country's restive northeast, but provided few other details on the operation.

A military statement said they were arrested in various locations but did not specify where or when. It added that weapons seized included homemade bombs.

"A total of 56 identified gunnies were apprehended with the help of military police dogs," it said.

Mobile phone service has been cut in much of the northeast since an offensive was launched on May 15 and access to remote areas has been restricted, making it impossible to verify claims from the military and the Islamists.

The military has declined to provide total numbers of those arrested or killed since the offensive began.
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [431 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Nigeria Says 56 More Islamist Insurgents Arrested
[An Nahar] Nigeria's military said Friday it had placed in durance vile
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
56 more Islamist snuffies as part of an ongoing offensive in the country's restive northeast, but provided few other details on the operation.

A military statement said they were arrested in various locations but did not specify where or when. It added that weapons seized included homemade bombs.

"A total of 56 identified snuffies were apprehended with the help of military police dogs," it said.

Mobile phone service has been cut in much of the northeast since an offensive was launched on May 15 and access to remote areas has been restricted, making it impossible to verify claims from the military and the Islamists.

The military has declined to provide total numbers of those arrested or killed since the offensive began.

In a video obtained by Agence La Belle France Presse on Tuesday, the leader of Islamist myrmidon group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
, Abubakar Shekau, said soldiers have retreated in the offensives and rejected military statements about the success of the operation.

The military has dismissed his claims as propaganda and argued that the snuffies are in disarray.

President Goodluck Jonathan
... 14th President of Nigeria. He was Governor of Bayelsa State from 9 December 2005 to 28 May 2007, and was sworn in as Vice President on 29 May 2007. Jonathan is a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). He is a lover of nifty hats, which makes him easily recognizable unless someone else in the room is wearing a neat chapeau...
declared a state of emergency in three northeastern states considered Boko Haram strongholds on May 14, prompting the offensive.
Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Seven arrested over Bahrain kaboom
MANAMA — Bahrain police on Wednesday night arrested seven suspects in connection with a blast. Seven policemen were injured in the explosion, including an officer, whose condition was critical.

The announcement of arrest was made by the Chief of Public Security, Major-General Tariq Al Hassan through the Interior Ministry’s twitter account few hours after the blast that occurred in Bani Jamra one of Bahrain’s disturbed villages.

The spokesperson of the Northern Governorate police district said in a statement that the blast targeted policemen and all the injured were rushed to a hospital. He said investigators immediately reached the scene to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. The bomb was a homemade device believed to have been planted by terrorists.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [506 views] Top|| File under:


The Grand Turk
Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists
[RT] Turkish security forces found a 2kg cylinder with sarin gas after searching the homes of Syrian gunnies from the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front who were previously nabbed
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
, Turkish media reports. The gas was reportedly going to be used in a bomb.

The sarin gas was found in the homes of suspected Syrian Islamists detained in the southern provinces of Adana and Mersia following a search by Turkish police on Wednesday, reports say. The gas was allegedly going to be used to carry out an attack in the southern Turkish city of Adana.

On Monday, Turkish special anti-terror forces nabbed
You have the right to remain silent...
12 suspected members of the Al-Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda affiliated group which has been dubbed "the most aggressive and successful arm" of the Syrian rebels. The group was designated a terrorist organization by the United States in December.

Police also reportedly found a cache of weapons, documents and digital data which will be reviewed by police.

Following the searches, five of those detained were released following medical examinations at the Forensic Medicine Institution Adana. Seven suspects remain in jug. Turkish authorities are yet to comment on the arrests.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [871 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

#1  Turkey, Syrian "rebels" honeymoon is over?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/01/2013 3:17 Comments || Top||

#2  But weren't we supposed to believe that the chemo was all pencilneck's fault?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/01/2013 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Somebody turned the light on by accident and the cockroaches scurried about.
Posted by: Dale || 06/01/2013 11:23 Comments || Top||

#4  Sarin is only a problem if non-minority tea partier is in possession of any...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/01/2013 12:18 Comments || Top||

#5  "we're fleabombing"
Posted by: Frank G || 06/01/2013 13:49 Comments || Top||

#6  The current Turkish regime finds it useful to be Islamist. Al Nusra is useful - in Syria. The current Turkish regime doesn't welcome a more-determined competitor.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/01/2013 14:46 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
19 Militants, Three Soldiers Die in Pakistan Clashes
[An Nahar] At least 19 faceless myrmidons and three soldiers were killed in shootouts in a restive Pak tribal region where troops have now gained control of strategic heights, the military said Friday.

The festivities took place in an area between the tribal districts of Kurram and Khyber, in Para Chamkani and Maidan villages, during an operation against Talibs.

"During exchange of fire 19 bad boyz were potted while 12 got injured. Three Soldiers including an officer also embraced shahadat (martyrdom) and three were maimed," the military said in a statement.

The dominating heights of the mountainous area had also been cleared or occupied by forces, the statement said.

The corpse count could not be verified by independent sources as the area is out of bounds for media due to ongoing military operations.

The fighting took place in the wake of a fresh military push in the Tirah valley in Khyber tribal district, where the military has been targeting Taliban and Lashkar-e-Islam militia threatening the nearby city of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
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Posted by: Fred || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Southeast Asia
30 schools close after drive-by shooting in southern Thailand
Almost 30 schools in Narathiwat province called off classes yesterday after the shooting of a headmaster on Thursday. Ban Waeng School headmaster Avirute Yaseng was injured in a drive-by shooting while he was driving his car home in the evening.

The directors of the schools yesterday held a meeting with security officers to find a way to reinforce security measures for teachers. After the meeting, hundreds of teachers, students and parents rallied to denounce the attack. The schools plan to reopen on Monday

Meanwhile, a senior policeman who was injured when a motorcycle bomb exploded on Thursday has died. Pol Lt Manop Tansong was traveling in a police car with his colleague when the bomb went off. His colleague and three other villagers were injured by the blast.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [431 views] Top|| File under:



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Sat 2013-06-01
  Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists
Fri 2013-05-31
  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
Wed 2013-05-22
  'Soldier beheaded' in 'Islamist terror attack' oustide barracks in Woolwich
Tue 2013-05-21
  Nigeria Says It Has Retaken Five Islamist Strongholds
Mon 2013-05-20
  Syria: 20 Hezbollah Fighters Killed In Qusair
Sun 2013-05-19
  Syria army 'storms' rebel town Qusair
Sat 2013-05-18
  Moroccan Jailed For Milan Synagogue Bomb Plot

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