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Bombing kills 15, destroys spy office in Lahore
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [980 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ruby, as long as you're painting nekkid, why don't you do a self portrait for us?
Posted by: gorb || 03/09/2010 0:27 Comments || Top||

#2  Happy Birthday

Gone to the Big Gam Locker in the Sky

Marguerite Chapman, Sextette member "Navy Blues" 1941



Caution – Open Daily Gam Shots at your own risk.




Taina Elg aka Angèle Ducros in "Les Girls" (79)


Daily Gam Shot



Patricia Louise Dressel aka Trish Van Devere aka Aimee Brower "One Is a Lonely Number" (67)




Francesca Romana Rivelli aka Ornella Muti aka Princess Aura "Flash Gordon" (55)


Nekkid as an Egg



Linda Fiorentino aka Dr Laurel Weaver/"L" "Men in Black" (52)


Daily Gam Shot




Juliette Binoche aka Hana in "The English Patient" (46)




Jean Louisa Kelly aka Kim Warner in "Yes, Dear" (38)





Ariane Sommer (33)






Brittany Snow aka Donna Keppel in "Prom Night" (24)



Daily Gam Shot
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 03/09/2010 0:44 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Marine Aviation in Moshtarak
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 03/09/2010 00:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [436 views] Top|| File under:


Roadside Bombs Kill 11 Afghan Civilians
[Quqnoos] A roadside bomb struck a car in a northwestern Afghan province, killing at least 10 civilians, the govt said on Monday. Another civilian died in a separate bomb blast in the same region, the Afghan Interior Ministry said in a statement.

The first bomb went off as civilians drove over the device in the Muqur district of Badghis province on Sunday, the statement noted.

"The mine was planted by the enemies of Afghanistan on a public road," the statement said without identifying a specific group.

No group, including the Taliban, has claimed responsibility for the attack in the remote Afghan province.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [472 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Subsaharan
At least 500 killed in communal clashes near Nigeria
[Dawn] At least 500 people were killed Sunday in communal clashes near Nigeria's central city of Jos, a state governor's advisor told AFP Monday, revising a previous toll of around 100 dead. "We have been able to make 95 arrests but at the same time over 500 people have been killed in this heinous act... by Fulani herdsmen," Dan Manjang said in a telephone interview.

Nigeria's central Plateau State was also quoted on state radio saying 500 people had been massacred in a night raid on three villages on the fringes of Jos.

Witnesses, reporters and local rights activists put the figure at slightly over 200.

Shamaki Gad Peter, head of the League for Human Rights in Jos, told AFP:
"By our latest count there are 202 bodies".

Shehu Sani, another rights activist spoke of 250 people killed.

"So far we understand there are about 200 people dead in the three villages," a resident of Dogo Nahawa, Frank Tatgun said.

He reported no clashes overnight Monday amid tight security after authorities put the area under a red security alert and deployed troop.

The attacks blamed on mainly Muslim nomadic cattle rearers, targeted the local Berom ethnic group, which is predominantly Christian.

An explosion of violence between rival ethic and religious groups in January left 326 dead in Jos, according to police although religious and human rights activists put the overall toll at more than 550.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [525 views] Top|| File under: Global Jihad

#1  The attacks blamed on mainly Muslim nomadic cattle rearers, targeted the local Berom ethnic group, which is predominantly Christian.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2010 2:31 Comments || Top||

#2  and not a peep from the US Department of Hate.
Posted by: HammerHead || 03/09/2010 18:27 Comments || Top||

#3  FREEREPUBLIC POSTER > "We [USA?] are losing Africa".
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 20:11 Comments || Top||

#4  VARIOUS NET > Many of these Christian Nigerians, inclduing WOMEN + CHILDREN, were seemingly intentionally chased into ANIMAL TRAPS/NETS where they were then hacked or chopped to death by machetes.

Shade of 1970's PLANET OF THE APES Movies = e.g. "The only Good Human is a DEAD HUMAN" [IIRC movie line]???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 20:17 Comments || Top||

#5  TOPIX > ALLAFRICA.com > NIGERIA:JOS MASSACRE- 387 BODIES GIVEN MASS BURIAL; + NIGERIA: PLATEAU STTAE INSISTS 500 KILLED + IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 22:59 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Hospitalized terror suspect who killed Yemeni policeman' German of Somali origin'
The hospitalized terror suspect who shot policemen in northern Yemen killing one of them on Sunday was a German citizen of Somali origin, the September website reported on Monday.

The state-run website quoted a source at al-Jomhori Hospital in the capital, Sana'a, as saying that suspect wanted to escape from the hospital but the attempt was thwarted.

One policeman was killed and another was injured when the suspect, identified as Sherif Mobily, took the gun of one of the policemen who were guarding him after he was rushed to hospital almost a week ago and started firing on the policemen.

The incident took place when the victim helped Mobily to go to the bath.

Mobily then escaped to another room in the hospital but guards caught him.

Reports noted Sunday he was arrested during a terror raid last week in which about 11 Al-Qaeda suspects were arrested in Sana'a.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [419 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

#1  German of Somali origin

Sturmbannführer Jihad.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2010 2:22 Comments || Top||

#2  German Somali in Yemen. They've got the "worldwide" part of the Caliphate taken care of, at any rate.
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2010 11:46 Comments || Top||


Interpol issues 16 new alerts in Dubai killing
[Al Arabiya Latest] International police agency Interpol on Monday issued arrest notices for 16 further suspects wanted by Dubai for the killing of a Hamas leader there.

The announcement brought to 27 the total number of suspects on Interpol's wanted list for the murder of Mahmud al-Mabhouh in a luxury hotel room in January, which Dubai police suspect was ordered by the Israeli secret service.

The announcement brought to 27 the total number of suspects on Interpol's wanted list for the murder of Mahmud al-Mabhouh
"Investigative information provided by the authorities in Dubai bore out the international links and broad scope of the number of people involved, as well as the role of two 'teams' of individuals identified by the Dubai police as being linked to al-Mabhouh's murder," Interpol said in a statement.

It said the 16 new names make up the second of these "teams", in addition to 11 for whom Interpol issued arrest alerts, known as Red Notices, on February 18.

"According to the Dubai police investigation, the first team consisted of a smaller core group alleged to have carried out the killing," it said, referring to the 11 named last month.

The second team of 16 "is believed to have aided and abetted the first team by closely watching, following and reporting Mabhouh's movements from the moment he landed at Dubai airport until his murder" on Jan. 19, it said.

Interpol's latest list includes the names of at least six Britons and three Australians, along with several whose nationalities were not given
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Like they said here on the Berg, "Everyone is looking at everyone sideways now."

Yah, it's great.
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2010 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  I remember maboobs from when he killed those troops.
Posted by: newc || 03/09/2010 0:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Wasn't the list ALREADY up to 27?

Or is this just INTERPOL's list that is behind Dubai's list?
Posted by: Ptah || 03/09/2010 10:25 Comments || Top||

#4  "What is this, a hit or a freakin' convention?"
Posted by: mojo || 03/09/2010 17:42 Comments || Top||

#5  Starting to look, to me, like an excuse to put warrents out for people they know of, do not like, and have nothing else to pin with.

..or the sequal Oceans 86, I did keep expecting clooney or pitt to walk through on those released videos.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 03/09/2010 18:55 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Grenade hurler held
[Bangla Daily Star] A significant headway in the former finance minister SAMS Kibria killing case is likely as law enforcers on Sunday arrested suspected grenade thrower Mizanur Rahman Mithu of banned Islamist outfit Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami.

The other suspected grenade thrower, Badrul Alam Mizan, who is in Habiganj jail, however claims he only "accompanied Mithu, who hurled a grenade at Kibria".

Following Mithu's arrest by Rapid Action Battalion on Sunday midnight in Habiganj, the investigation officer of the case started interrogating him yesterday evening.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [525 views] Top|| File under: HUJI


Mufti Hannan, 5 others indicted
[Bangla Daily Star] A trial court here yesterday framed charges against Huji chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and five others in the case filed for the city's bomb blast hours ahead of a pre-poll rally of Awami League Chief Sheikh Hasina on September 26, 2001.

Two young men were killed in the incident when they were making bombs.

Additional District and Sessions Judge-III of Sylhet Md Belayet Ullah yesterday framed charges against the accused persons and fixed April 12 for recording deposition of the prosecution witnesses, said Shamsul Islam, additional public prosecutor of the district.

The accused Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami, Bangladesh Chief Mufti Abdul Hannan, Moulana Abu Sayeed, Masud Ahmed Shakil alias Sumon, Sheikh Shahjahan alias Shahjahan and Obaid alias Abu Obaida alias Harun were produced before the court while Dr Arif Ahmed Rifa appeared before it.

Dr Rifa is now on bail while others are in jail, court sources said.

AL Chief Sheikh Hasina addressed her public rally in Sylhet government Alia Madrasa maidan at night on September 26, 2001. The bomb went off at a house in the city's Fazil Chist area, 2 km off the maidan, just hours ahead of the meeting. Accused Arif Ahmed Rifa owns the building.

The blast happened place when bombs were being made for attacking the rally, the investigators said quoting the accused who made confessions during interrogation.

Accused Mufti Abdul Hannan, Moulana Abu Sayeed and Shakil Ahmed alias Sumon gave confessional statement before the magistrates. Injured Shakil was caught while fleeing the scene.

CID's Inspector Pranab Kumar Roy submitted charge sheet against four accused on March 15, 2004.

However, Pranab filed supplementary charge sheet adding names of Huji-B Chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and Moulana Abu Sayeed on September 16, 2004.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [490 views] Top|| File under: HUJI

#1  A trial court here yesterday framed charges against Huji chief Mufti Abdul Hannan and five others in the case filed for the city's bomb blast hours ahead of a pre-poll rally of Awami League Chief Sheikh Hasina on September 26, 2001.


"SEE? Even the Bangla Daily Star sez we wuz framed!!!"
Posted by: Ptah || 03/09/2010 10:27 Comments || Top||


Robber, Gono Bahini hard boy killed in shootouts
[Bangla Daily Star] An alleged robber and an operative of outlawed Gono Bahini were killed in separate 'shootouts' with law enforcers in the capital and Kushtia yesterday.

The robber Monir Hossain was killed in an encounter with the members of Rapid Action Battalion in city's Jatrabari area at about 2:15am, said Rab officials.

Police said Monir was wanted in at least 20 criminal cases in Demra, Jatrabari and Siddhirganj police stations.

According to Rab official, a team of Rab-10 conducted the drive when Monir along with his accomplices was gathering beside local Uddipan School at Sutikhalpar for committing a robbery.

"Sensing presence of the Rab, the robbers opened fire on Rab members prompting them to fire back that triggered a gun-battle. At one stage of gunfight the robbers fled the scene leaving the bullet-hit body of Monir," Rab official said.

Talking to The Daily Star, Banu Begum, wife of Monir, said that Rab officials picked up her husband on Sunday midnight after he came back from Dubai.

In another incident, Monzurul Islam Monju, 32, a regional leader of outlawed Gono Bahini was killed in a 'shootout' between his cohorts and police at Pyiarpur village in Kushtia sadar upazila.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Detective Branch of Kushtia and Islamic University police raided GK (Ganges-Kabadak) canal at the village where Monju and his men were holding a secret meeting at about 4:15am, police said.

Sensing their presence, the gang hurled a cocktail towards them and also fired gunshots, prompting them to retaliate. Monju was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot, police said.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Sensing their presence, the gang hurled a cocktail towards them and also fired gunshots, prompting them to retaliate. Monju was caught in the line of fire and died on the spot, police said." what kind of cocktail, a margarita or a sazerac. Maybe a gin and tonic a hurricane. This sounds like a few bar fights I've heard of.
Posted by: Bigfingo || 03/09/2010 8:00 Comments || Top||

#2 

Robber, Gono Bahini hard boy killed in shootouts



Apparently, not hard enough to resist RAB round of bullet.
Posted by: Ptah || 03/09/2010 10:32 Comments || Top||


Britain
Seven held over Swedish cartoonist plot
IRISH police arrested seven Muslims suspected of conspiracy to murder over a reported plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist who drew the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog, they said.

The four men and three women were arrested in the southern Irish towns of Cork and Waterford following an international operation.

A police source confirmed press reports that they were Muslims arrested over an alleged plot to assassinate Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks, who has a $100,000 bounty on his head from an Al Qaeda-linked group.

"The operation ... is part of an investigation into a conspiracy to commit a serious offense (namely, conspiracy to murder an individual in another jurisdiction)," said a statement from Ireland's national police service.

It added that the operation involved law enforcement agencies in the United States and a number of European countries.

The seven arrested range in age from mid 20s to late 40s, police said.

Swedish newspaper Nerikes Allehanda published a cartoon on August 18, 2007 depicting the Prophet Mohammed as a dog to illustrate an editorial on self-censorship and freedom of expression and religion.

The cartoon prompted protests by Muslims in the western town of Oerebro, where the newspaper is based, and death threats for Vilks.

An Al-Qaeda front organisation offered $150,000 to anyone who slit his throat or $100,000 for his murder by other means, while they also offered $50,000 to kill newspaper editor in chief Ulf Johansson.

A series of 12 cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed published in Denmark's biggest daily led to riots in several Muslim countries in early 2006.

A strict interpretation of Islam forbids the depiction of Mohammed in any form.
Posted by: tipper || 03/09/2010 11:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [462 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
North Korean forces put on full alert
North Korea has put its forces on full combat alert against the backdrop of the US and South Korea's launch of a joint military drill.

"The units of the three services of the KPA (Korean People's Army) should keep themselves fully ready to go into action in order to blow up the citadel of aggressors once the order is issued," the North's KCNA news agency quoted its military command as saying on Monday.

Earlier in the day, some 18,000 American soldiers and 20,000 South Korean troops started their annual joint military exercises called Key Resolve/Foal Eagle.

While the US and South Korean officials say the military drills -- which include live-firing by US Marines, aerial attack drills and counter-infiltration exercises -- are aimed at testing the defense readiness of the two countries, North Korean officials criticize the exercise as a nuclear war maneuver.

Pyongyang has also called the drill a blow to nuclear talks spearheaded by the US. The talks are meant to force the North into rejoining international disarmament talks on halting its atomic weapons program in return for aid.

Last April, the North pulled out of the talks following what it described as provocative statements by the US, the undermining of its national security and failing living up to commitments to the country.

The two Koreas have technically been at war since 1953 as the Korean War ended with a truce and not a peace treaty. The United States has about 28,000 troops stationed in South Korea.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [420 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  I wouldn't worry until they start stomping their little feet.
Posted by: gorb || 03/09/2010 0:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Full alert, sleep all afternoon, make up your mind.
Posted by: Grunter || 03/09/2010 10:23 Comments || Top||


Europe
Germany arrests Kurdish Iranian dissident leader
[Al Arabiya Latest] Germany security forces arrested Abdul Rahman Haji Ahmadi, the leader of Iranian Kurdish opposition group, the Free Life Party of Kurdistan (PJAK), at his apartment near Cologne, the group confirmed Sunday.

Nooroz news, the satellite channel affiliated to PJAK, said the Iraq-based militant group warned that actions will be taken against Germany and other European countries if Haji Ahmadi is not released, without elaborating on the type of action.

"Abdul Rahman Haji Ahmadi is a hero in both Kurdistan and Iran and his arrest is a blatant violation of rights" said a PJAK statement aired on Norooz.

"The arrest is not an action against a certain person or a specific trend or group," the statement added. "It rather constitutes a conspiracy against the free will of the people."

According to the statement, Haji Ahmadi has been the leader of PJAK since the group was created in 2004 and neither he nor the group has ever been involved in any "undemocratic activities."

The German police have not so far made any comments regarding the reasons for his arrest.

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency linked to the country's Revolutionary Guards, reported that "terrorist gang leader" Abdul Rahman Haji Ahmadi was arrested by German security forces on Friday alongside two other senior members of the group Ramzi Kartel and Zobayr Aydan

According to Fars, Haji Ahmadi was arrested in his residence during a two-hour-long operation, where officers confiscated computers, mobile phones and other communication equipment.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [406 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ION AKNEWS [Kurdistan] > FOUR THOUSAND TURKISH SWEDES THREATEN TO SECEDE FROM SDP IFF PARTY SUPPORTS "ARMENNIAN GENOCIDE" [Party-Govt national legislations, etc recogn WW1 genocide].
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 20:07 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Accused Somali-trained militant to be tried in NY
A man U.S. prosecutors say received bombmaking training in Somalia from the Islamist militant group Al Shabaab has been brought to New York to face charges, the U.S. Attorney's office said on Monday.

Mohamed Ibrahim Ahmed, who was arrested in Nigeria and brought to New York on Saturday, appeared in U.S. Magistrate Court wearing a blue prison suit. His lawyer said he would enter a plea of not guilty when he is arraigned on Tuesday. He is charged with providing and conspiring to provide material support to Al Shabaab, which the U.S. State Department lists as a foreign terrorist organization, and receiving and conspiring to receive military-type training from Al Shabaab. Prosecutors believe Ahmed is an Eritrean citizen who has been living in Sweden.

According to the indictment unsealed on Monday, Ahmed received Al Shabaab "jihad training" in the vicinity of Kismayo and Barawa, Somalia, in April 2009, and provided the group with $3,000. Ahmed faces a maximum sentence of 45 years if convicted.
Posted by: ryuge || 03/09/2010 06:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [562 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Interesting that Mr. Ahmed was picked up in Nigeria, rather than staying in Somalia for his stint as a jihad tourist. After all, he'd paid $3000 for the opportunity. Where was he going, I wonder, and for what purpose?
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2010 11:50 Comments || Top||

#2  ION TOPIX > SOMALIA > REPORTS- MASTERMIND OF 1996 US EMABSSY [Ahmed al-Fazul]BOMBINGS BELIEVED TO BE TAKING OVER AL-SHABAAB REINS; + AL-SHABAAB VOWS THEY WILL DEFEND AGZ ANY ATTACK FROM THE US + TFG.

* SAME > NORTH KOREA ARMS TO AFRICA - UNUSUAL ONLY BECAUSE ITS [SSSSSSHHHHHH, technically statutorily] ILLEGAL; + AFRICA: RUSSIA OUTPACED BY CHINA ON THE CONTINENT.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 23:06 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Police foil attack on Quetta imambargah
[Dawn] Unknown assailants opened fire at an imambargah in Quetta on Monday injuring one FC official who was later shifted to a hospital.

Earlier, police foiled an attack on the same imambargah which also killed the attacker.

According to police officials, the attacker was killed after he fired three bullets at the time of prayers at the Imambargah Punjabia situated on Quetta's Qambrani road.

The attacker intended to targeted the imam but missed. The security guard retaliated, killing the attacker.

The attacker's body was then shifted for further interrogation.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [396 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  As I recall, being the imam for a popular imambargah (mosque?) can be quite a lucrative situation, and so the jostling for position would naturally be fierce. Possibly what's going on here?
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2010 11:52 Comments || Top||


3 terrorists flee from police custody in Multan
[Geo News] Unknown assailants stormed a police station and managed to secure the release of three arrested terrorists from the police custody. Three policemen on duty there were wounded, including an Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI), police said. Sources privy to police said that three terrorists, who were under FIA custody, were shifted to Multan a few days ago for further interrogation. The highly dangerous terrorists were kept in the Purana Alpa Police Station, which came under attack by the unknown gunmen today morning. As a result of the gun-battle, three policemen were injured while attackers fled the scene after taking the arrested terrorists with them. Police sources said that they were arrested from Lahore.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [432 views] Top|| File under:


Bombing kills 15, destroys spy office in Lahore
[Iran Press TV Latest] A car bomb blast in Lahore has destroyed the offices of a Pakistani state spy agency, killing 15 people and injuring 83 others, security officials say.

In the incident, a two-storey building used by the Special Investigation Agency (SIA), a police anti-terrorism unit in Punjab province, was destroyed by a bomber using a car laden with up to 600 kilograms of explosives.

Later, pro-Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the latest bloody attack in an upmarket area of the capital of Punjab.

Javed Akram, the head of Jinnah Hospital, said eight intelligence officials were among the dead. A woman who was taking her daughter to school was also killed. The girl is in critical condition.

The bombing severely damaged a neighboring Muslim seminary and several other buildings and vehicles around the blast site, creating a panic in the area.

Rescue workers and volunteers digging with their bare hands pulled injured employees and bodies out from under the rubble of the collapsed building, which was used to interrogate suspected militants.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [885 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  ION INDJUH, PAKISTANI DEFENCE FORUM > MAOISTS THREAT TO ATTACK CITIES [ + forcibly create approxi 50 new Indian States] SHAKES NEW DELHI | TALK OR WE'LL ATTACK CITIES: KISHANJI WARNS CENTRE.

* SAME/TOPIX > "EAST TURKESTAN" FACTION VOWS ETERNAL ISLAMIC RESISTANCE, [future]LARGE-SCALE ATTACK ON CHINA.

* TOPIX [old] >[IIRC = paraph] PAKISTAN IS DECISIVE CRUCIBLE/CENTER OF GLOBAL ANTI-TERROR WAR.

Also read, PAK = AFPAK + CENTRAL-SOUTH ASIA Regions.

Title, Artic to that effect.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 20:28 Comments || Top||

#2  CHINA NETTERS > to defeat the USA = USNavy ala TAIWAN, China must defeat same OTH outside of the specific Taiwan Theater of Conflict/Battle, e.g. GUAM = WESTPAC, + HAWAII = EASTPAC + US WEST COAST.

DITTO FOR RADICAL ISLAM vee US = US-ALLIES IN AFPAK + PERIPHERALS.

Thus we see escalating Radic Islamist or Pro-Islamist/Muslim ALL OVER NON-AFPAK ASIA + NOW AFRICA. BATTLE FOR AFPAK = BATTLE FOR ISLMAIST ASIA = BATTLE FOR [Islamist] AFRICA], ETC. TO COME.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 03/09/2010 20:36 Comments || Top||


US drone strike in Malay Khan Area
[Dawn] According to official sources suspected US drone has fired five missiles in Maley Khan Sirai area located near Miranshah bazaar killing at least five people and wounded three.

A security official in Peshawar confirmed the strike saying the missiles hit militants gathered in a compound in Miranshah.

"I was in the mosque when I heard three huge explosions. The electricity was disconnected after the explosions," one resident told AFP by telephone requesting anonymity.

"Two drones fired three missiles in Miranshah bazaar. Two buildings in the centre of the bazaar were hit and destroyed in the attack," he added.

A US drone strike in Miranshah in February killed Mohammed Haqqani, a brother of Al-Qaeda-linked warlord Sirajuddin Haqqani, whose network is fighting against US and local forces in neighbouring Afghanistan.

The covert US drone war against Al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders has focused increasingly on North Waziristan, a bastion of multiple militant groups, since a December 30 suicide attack killed seven CIA employees in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 03/09/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [424 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  Don't forget the wedding party.
Posted by: Highlander || 03/09/2010 7:39 Comments || Top||

#2  "Two drones fired three missiles in Miranshah bazaar. Two buildings in the centre of the bazaar were hit and destroyed in the attack,"

That sounds like seriously precise aiming. Well done to whoever is responsible!
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2010 11:55 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Electric shock kills man in Rafah tunnel
[Ma'an] A man was shocked to death by a loose wire in a tunnel near the As-Salam neighborhood of Rafah on Monday, medics said.
Where the hell is OSHA of Gaza on this?
He was identified by medics as 29-year-old Nidal Mahmud Dahliz. Officials at the Abu Yousef An-Najjar Hospital in Rafah said he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The smuggling industry, necessitated by a blockade led by Egypt and Israel, is notoriously dangerous.
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Indonesian police say they have shot dead Dulmatin, one of region's most wanted terrorists
INDONESIAN police believe they have shot dead Dulmatin, one of the region's most wanted terrorists and one of the architects of the 2002 bombings, who is believed to have behind a new terror cell training in Aceh.

Police say they are waiting on DNA results but believe a man shot dead in a South Jakarta shop today was Dulmatin, also known as "Genius", for whom the US Government has offered a $10 milion US reward and who was one of the dangerous masterminds of the nightclub bombings in Bali.

Dulmatin is believed to have been in hiding in the Southern Phillippines since the 2002 bombings and his re-emergence in Indonesia, running a new terrorist cell, is a massive development in the country's fight against militants and terrorism.

Police operations over the past two weeks have arrested 19 people involved in the Aceh cell and uncovered weapons, training manuals and videos of the 2002 Bali bombings in which 200 innocent people were killed. Two others and three police officers have been killed in the operation.

Police have confirmed the group was training for terrorism but have not revealed the group's intended target.

Initially analysts claimed the group was more likely to have been GAM, a separatist movement in Aceh and not related to terrorism but that view has since changed.

Dulmatin has been one of South East Asia's most wanted men since the 2002 bombings in which he played a major role, helping to assemble the bombs and setting one of with a mobile phone.

A protege of Jeemah Islamiyah's master bombmaker Dr Azahari Husin, Dulmatin also trained in Afghanistan. Dr Azahari was shot dead during a police operation in 2005.

The man killed today was shot dead in a Multiplus shop in south Jakarta. Multiplus is a shop which offers printing, emailing, mailing services. Witnessses said the man, with a long beard, had been inside the shop for about 10-15 minutes, using a computer, when it was raided by heavily-armed Detachment 88 officers.

Gunfire followed, some witnesses said five to seven shots fired. Witnesses said before the raid the man had gone to the second floor, to computer number nine, and had sat down to use it.

Then 30 minutes later police emerged with a body bag.

If indeed it is Dulmatin who has been killed, it is a significant coup for Indonesia's anti-terror police who have been hunting him for years. And it takes out of play one of the most dangerous terrorist masterminds still on the run and capable of planning massive attacks.

It comes shortly before US President Barack Obama is due to visit Indonesia on a two-day visit with his family.
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#1  update:
Indonesian Forces Kill 3 Terror Suspects
Posted by: tipper || 03/09/2010 7:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Was he known as "dead Dulmatin" before they shot him?
Posted by: mojo || 03/09/2010 16:01 Comments || Top||


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Iran slaps travel ban on 82 year-old poetess
[Al Arabiya Latest] Iran's most celebrated living poetess Simin Behbahani faced a travel ban on Monday after being prevented from leaving for France for International Women's Day ceremonies, an opposition website said.

Behbahani, 82, is also a feminist advocating better rights for Iranian women who face several inequalities under the Sharia-based law in place in the Islamic republic since its 1979 revolution.

Officials confiscated Behbahani's passport at Tehran's Imam Khomeini airport Monday morning as she was set to leave and told her to follow up the matter through the revolutionary court, Keleme.com said.

"Paris municipality had invited me for March 8 and I had prepared a text about feminism and a poem about women which I was going to read at the ceremony and return on Wednesday," Behbahani was quoted as saying.

"After I crossed customs and my passport was stamped, two officials called me, took my passport away, kept me till 5 a.m. (0130 GMT) and asked questions," she said.

The octogenarian poet is close to Iran's Nobel peace prize winner and human rights campaigner Shirin Ebadi -- both condemning the Islamic republic's treatment of women as discriminatory.
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#1 
GRACEFULLY SHE APPROACHED

Gracefully she approached,
in a dress of bright blue silk;
With an olive branch in her hand,
and many tales of sorrows in her eyes.

Running to her, I greeted her,
and took her hand in mine:
Pulses could still be felt in her veins;
warm was still her body with life.

"But you are dead, mother", I said;
"Oh, many years ago you died!"
Neither of embalmment she smelled,
Nor in a shroud was she wrapped.

I gave a glance at the olive branch;
she held it out to me,
And said with a smile,
"It is the sign of peace; take it."

I took it from her and said,
"Yes, it is the sign of...", when
My voice and peace were broken
by the violent arrival of a horseman.

He carried a dagger under his tunic
with which he shaped the olive branch
Into a rod and looking at it
he said to himself:
"Not too bad a cane
for punishing the sinners!"

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2010 2:30 Comments || Top||

#2  The full poem:

GRACEFULLY SHE APPROACHED

Gracefully she approached,
in a dress of bright blue silk;
With an olive branch in her hand,
and many tales of sorrows in her eyes.

Running to her, I greeted her,
and took her hand in mine:
Pulses could still be felt in her veins;
warm was still her body with life.

"But you are dead, mother", I said;
"Oh, many years ago you died!"
Neither of embalmment she smelled,
Nor in a shroud was she wrapped.

I gave a glance at the olive branch;
she held it out to me,
And said with a smile,
"It is the sign of peace; take it."

I took it from her and said,
"Yes, it is the sign of...", when
My voice and peace were broken
by the violent arrival of a horseman.

He carried a dagger under his tunic
with which he shaped the olive branch
Into a rod and looking at it
he said to himself:

"Not too bad a cane
for punishing the sinners!"

A real image of a hellish pain!
Then, to hide the rod,
He opened his saddlebag.
in there, O God!

I saw a dead dove, with a string tied
round its broken neck.

My mother walked away with anger and sorrow;
my eyes followed her;
Like the mourners she wore
a dress of black silk.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/09/2010 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Which is, I must say, a damned good poem. Thanks for finding it grom.
Posted by: Steve White || 03/09/2010 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  De Nada
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 03/09/2010 11:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Presumably that's a translation. Translating poetry is exceedingly hard to do well, as anyone who had to read one of the many bad translations of the Iliad or anything by Aeschylus can attest -- doubly good find, g(r)omgoru. :-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 03/09/2010 11:59 Comments || Top||

#6  Wow. Thanks grom.

And good point TW: I am still trying to dig up an old english book of mine in which the translator of a Moliere play was able to translate it and keep the rhyming couplet style. I read the play in French, and was astounded at how good the translation was.

Poets and Musicians should share a primordial dislike of Islam: A poetess was murdered on orders from Mohammed because her poems and songs were more effective at pointing out his flaws and dangerousness than anything the men said.
Posted by: Ptah || 03/09/2010 12:31 Comments || Top||



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