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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under:


#2  Happy Birthday: June 2nd.

Edward Elgar - died 1934 (76) "Pomp and Circumstance Marches"

Johnny Weissmuller - died 1984 (79) "For barbara & TW"

Sally Kellerman - 72 "Major Margaret "Hot Lips" Houlihan" (Now)

Stacy Keach - 68 "Mike Hammer" (Now)

Jerry Mathers - 61 "Leave it to Beaver" (Now)

Dana Carvey - 54 "Wayne's World - Church Lady" (Now)

Nikki Cox - 31 "Bay Watch" (Now)

On this day in history: June 2nd.
455 – The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.
1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
1896 – Guglielmo Marconi receives a patent for his newest invention: the radio.
1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, the first to be televised.
1966 – Surveyor program: The Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft land on another world.
1979 – Pope John Paul II visits his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
1995 – United States Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 is shot down over Bosnia while patrolling the NATO no-fly zone.
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/02/2009 2:49 Comments || Top||

#3  455 � The Vandals enter Rome, and plunder the city for two weeks.

Yep, do a little tourist romp in Rome fifteen hundred years ago, and you're blamed for every act of destruction by any punk miscreant in the neighborhood even today.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2009 3:20 Comments || Top||

#4  Actually the Vandals weren't the worst of the nunch, they did not destroy the cities they plundered.

Sustainable plundering back then.

Who REALLY ruined Italy a century later were Byzantine bureaucrats.
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/02/2009 4:12 Comments || Top||

#5  bunch of course
Posted by: European Conservative || 06/02/2009 4:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Sustainable plundering back then.

What a concept!
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2009 7:44 Comments || Top||

#7  We don't have the skills to do that anymore.
Posted by: Grunter || 06/02/2009 8:11 Comments || Top||

#8  Polly want an old cracker?
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2009 8:16 Comments || Top||

#9  We don't have the skills to do that anymore.

We let the locals keep the oil to sale it at a higher price to the Chinese, so they can turn around and buy worthless Treasury Bonds. Did someone mention Byzantine?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/02/2009 8:41 Comments || Top||

#10  These days they'd probably wanna give Polly some, uh, ahem, breast augmentation. Does that term make it past the filter? But there's more to a pretty girl than being top heavy...like a pretty face and long, slender legs.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/02/2009 10:57 Comments || Top||

#11  The south side of a north-bound girl/woman ain't bad either!
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 06/02/2009 12:36 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Brits bag Taliban Aviation Turban-in-Charge
KABUL -- British forces killed an alleged Taliban leader in southern Afghanistan, U.K. and Afghan officials said Tuesday, in what they claimed was a major victory against the insurgency there.

Mullah Mansur was killed Monday in a strike by helicopters in Helmand province, the British defense ministry said.

Helmand government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said Mansur was the aviation minister in the Taliban regime that was ousted by the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

British military spokesman Lt. Col Nick Richardson said Mansur was "one of the most dangerous men in Helmand."

"The attacks he helped plan and execute have probably killed or wounded hundreds of people, and most of them have been either Afghan civilians or police," he said, adding his death was a "serious blow" to the insurgency.
This article starring:
Mullah Mansur
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/02/2009 13:58 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Helmand government spokesman Daoud Ahmadi said Mansur was the aviation minister in the Taliban regime that was ousted by the U.S.-led invasion in 2001.

So he was in charge of, what? Flying carpets? Kites?
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 14:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Arm flapping.
Posted by: ed || 06/02/2009 14:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Boomer body parts?
Posted by: Beavis || 06/02/2009 14:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Balloons.
Posted by: Skunky Glins 5*** || 06/02/2009 16:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Congratulations and well done to our British cousins!
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/02/2009 16:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Now, tw, before we start throwing around congratulations, we need to find out how many "civilians", kittens and fluffy ducks and bunnies were also killed in this heartless display of militarism and murder.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/02/2009 17:08 Comments || Top||

#7  I want a flying carpet! Who got the flying carpet? We need an investigation, I bet that nasty baby killing ODA 555 kept them!
Posted by: 49 Pan || 06/02/2009 18:50 Comments || Top||

#8  Would you be willing to settle for a Mexican Jumping Carpet? Being a helo pilot and all, you should be used to it's flight characteristics.
Posted by: ed || 06/02/2009 19:45 Comments || Top||

#9  They have goats with wings in Afghanistan? Truly a land of wonders.....
Posted by: john frum || 06/02/2009 20:40 Comments || Top||

#10  "we need to find out how many "civilians", kittens and fluffy ducks and bunnies were also killed in this heartless display of militarism and murder"

A sh*tload bunch, I hope....
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 06/02/2009 20:42 Comments || Top||


VOA Pashto broadcast probed
Complaints that the U.S. government's Voice of America (VOA) interviewed a top Pakistani Taliban leader have sparked an investigation into VOA's Pashto language service to determine if it has allowed itself to become a platform for terrorist propaganda.

In a letter obtained by The Washington Times, the State Department's acting inspector general, Harold Geisel, said his office will conduct a review "to determine the effectiveness of their broadcast and editorial practices and policies." The service broadcasts into the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region that serves as a refuge for al Qaeda and the Taliban.

The probe was spurred by concerns first raised by Rep. Mark Steven Kirk, an Illinois Republican who in the past had championed the Pashto-language service known as Deewa Radio. Mr. Kirk said he became concerned that American taxpayers were providing the Taliban a megaphone after he learned that Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud had been interviewed by the service -- and claimed responsibility for terrorist bombings in the Pakistani city of Lahore in March.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Seafarious || 06/02/2009 09:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, we know where all those laid-off NPR folks went...
Posted by: Pappy || 06/02/2009 11:28 Comments || Top||


12 killed in new Afghan unrest
[Bangla Daily Star] Taliban attacked a police post in northern Afghanistan early Monday killing four policemen, while eight more people were killed in other insurgency-linked violence, authorities said.

The police were attacked near the northern town of Kunduz where German troops with a Nato-led force that is helping the government to fight a growing Taliban-led insurgency and build its own forces are based.

"Four policemen were martyred when Taliban attacked the police post," Kunduz police chief General Abdul Razaq told AFP.

Attacks have picked up in the area, which is on the border with Tajikistan, with clashes reported between Taliban and security forces in recent days. Provincial governor Mohammad Omar was wounded in a bombing on Saturday.

There have also been days of clashes in the northwestern province of Badghis, bordering Turkmenistan, where Afghan soldiers have been working to clear out insurgents ahead of August 20 elections.

On Sunday, Afghan troops killed five insurgents and wounded eight in the province's Bala Murghab district, the army spokesman for western Afghanistan, Abdul Basir Ghori, told AFP.

A rocket fired by the militants meanwhile killed a woman and a shopkeeper the same day, he said.

Locals said some people gathered for a demonstration afterwards, demanding an end to fighting between soldiers and insurgents because of the risks to civilians.

In another attack blamed on the insurgents on Sunday, a roadside bomb planted by "terrorists" killed an Afghan soldier in the eastern province of Paktya on Sunday, the defence ministry said in a statement.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  NEW AFGHAN UNREST

My nominee for The Oxymoron of The Year award.
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 06/02/2009 9:36 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Mog battles, bomb kill 38

A roadside bomb and more fighting between insurgents and government forces have killed at least 38 more people in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, a local rights group and residents said on Monday.

In the worst fighting this year in the war-scarred coastal city, al Shabaab rebels have been battling Somali police and soldiers in mortar and machine-gun exchanges that have sent tens of thousands of residents fleeing Mogadishu. The battle to control the city is the biggest test to date for the new government of President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, which was formed in January under a UN-brokered reconciliation process in neighbouring Djibouti.

The violence has drawn in several hundred foreign fighters, experts say, as well as fuelling a humanitarian crisis, allowing piracy to flourish offshore, and perpetuating a cycle of civil conflict since the 1991 fall of a Somali dictator. In a favoured tactic of the rebels, a roadside bomb on Monday killed at least 10 people, including four officers, police said. "The bomb hit the car badly and some of the dead bodies could not be recognised," said Abdiqadir Odweyne, a senior police officer.

The local Elman Peace and Human Rights Organisation said that brought to at least 38 the number killed in the last 48 hours in Mogadishu. About 70 have died in the last two weeks. Most of the latest fatalities were combatants, though at least 13 civilians had also died, Elman deputy Ali Yasin Gedi said. "I have seen 10 dead people including government soldiers and rebels lying near Yaqshid police station," a resident said. "The fighting started yesterday and continued to this morning. The rebels were chased away but they are likely to come back."
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [300 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Bangladesh
2 more killed in ŽshootoutsŽ
[Bangla Daily Star] An alleged criminal was killed and two policemen were injured in a shootout between the law enforcers and his accomplices near the National Botanical Garden in the capital early yesterday.

In a separate incident, also yesterday, an alleged robber was killed in a shootout between his accomplices and members of the Rapid Action battalion (Rab) at Shibpur in Narayanganj.

In the incident at the botanical garden, the deceased was identified as Kalu, 29, son of late Ashraf Ali of Shibchar upazila in Madaripur.
Poor bastard. He never even got a alias. Most of his counterparts have two or three by the time Rab gets to them.
He was an active member of Shahdat gang in Mirpur area, police said, adding that ringleader Shahdat went into hiding in a neighbouring country a few years back.
Norway? Namibia? Nicaragua?
Injured Sub-inspector (SI) Sazedur Rahman and a constable of Shah Ali police station were taken to Rajarbagh Police Hospital where they were undergoing treatment, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, police arrested Kalu from Beribadh Balurmath area around 11:00pm Sunday, said Officer-in-charge (OC) of Shah Ali police station Mohammad Zakir Hossain Mollah.

According to the script his confessional statement, police raided a cluster of bamboo near the Botanical garden where accomplices of Kalu gathered to commit a crime, the OC said.
"Stop! Or the bamboo cluster will shoot!"
Sensing presence of the law enforcers, his accomplices opened fire at police prompting them to fire back.
Who knew bamboo shoots with lead?
The OC further said police found Kalu with bullet injury after the shootout while his accomplices escaped the scene.
As if they'd never been there in the bamboo shoots ...
Kalu was accused in around seven cases with Mirpur Police station, he said.

Police rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) where the doctors declared him dead.
"Whaddaya got, Quince?"
"Sudden onset acute bamboo poisoning, Sam. Send him on back to the cooler."
Police recovered two machetes, two knives and a handful of splinters bullet from the spot.

OC Mollah said, "The members of Shahdat Bahini work in different groups. Some of them issue threats, some collect extorted money while some others ensure security of gang members and hand over the extorted money to Shahdat." He said Kalu had been a toll collector of the gang in Mirpur and Shah Ali areas.

Akbar Hossain Babu, brother of Kalu, ...
Oh just stop right there. Babu, brother of Kalu? Who names these guys?
... told reporters at the DMC morgue that a police team led by SI Jalil and SI Sajedur picked up Kalu from a tea stall near his residence at Dakkhin Bisil in the capital Sunday evening.
Chaiwalla!
His younger brother Delwar along with locals went to the police station where the police informed them that Kalu was accused in a case under speedy trial tribunal act, Babu added.
VERY speedy trial. The verdict and sentence were quite prompt as well.
Delwar, talking to The Daily Star, said that as the police took Kalu out of the police station around 10:00pm, he asked Delwar to wait for him at the station as the police would bring most of him back a few hours later.
"I'll be back 'bro, the RAB wants me to go to an upazaila to encounter someone. No big deal, I could do this dead."
In the shootout at Narayangnaj, a group of robbers attacked a microbus carrying Rab-11 team in plain clothes from Shibpur. Mongal and his gang intercepted the microbus at around 3:00am at Ghoshirdia area in the upazila.

A gunfight ensued between the Rab team and the robbers lasting for almost 40 minutes. Most of the robbers fled when police rushed to the spot. Police discovered the body of a robber left on the spot and rushed him to Narsingdi sadar hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
"Dr. Quincy, those can't be...?"
"Microbus tracks, Sam. Microbus tracks. Looks like they were doing about 40. Never even touched the brake pedal."
Locals identified the dead man as Mongal, leader of Mongal Bahini. Mongal, 30, was convicted in a murder case and an accused in other several cases including three murder cases with Shibpur and Raipura police stations in the district.

Rab recovered a revolver loaded with bullets and three machetes from the spot.

Meanwhile, a team of Rab-10 shot two criminals, injuring both, in separate incidents at Shanirakhra and Jatrabari area in the capital on Sunday night.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under:

#1  RAB must be finished with the BDR and back to their old ways.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/02/2009 11:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Y'know, these never get old. I especially enjoy when they "sense presence of the law enforcers"...
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 13:42 Comments || Top||

#3  I've seen some of the bamboo thickets in Vietnam and Thailand. While they can have individual trunks ten to fifteen inches in diameter, they don't stop bullets. I'd much prefer to hide behind an oak, or even some of Colorado's Ponderosa pines.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 06/02/2009 14:03 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Man Accused of Killing One Recruiter, Wounding Another, Spent Time in Yemen
The suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of one soldier and the critical injury of another at a Little Rock, Ark., Army recruiting booth today was under investigation by the FBI's Joint Terrorist Task Force since his return from Yemen, ABC News has learned.

The investigation was in its preliminary stages, authorities said, and was based on the suspect's travel to Yemen and his arrest there for using a Somali passport.

The suspect, Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, 24, had changed his name from Carlos Leon Bledsoe after converting to the Muslim faith.
More and more looking like 'sudden jihadi syndrome' ...
Law enforcement sources said he offered no resistance when Little Rock police arrested him today.

It was not known what path Muhammad, a U.S. citizen who is a recent convert to Islam, had followed to radicalization.

"At this point it appears that he specifically targeted military personnel, but there doesn't appear to be a wider conspiracy or, at this point in time, any indication that he's a part of a larger group or a conspiracy to go further," Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said.

But, Muhammad's travels overseas have sparked a major international investigation. Officials say it is too early to know for certain if he indeed acted alone.

According to sources, the suspect advised them that he was going to kill as many Army personnel as possible. At the time of the shooting, the subject had approximately 200 rounds of ammunition available, police said.
Posted by: ed || 06/02/2009 07:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It was not known what path Muhammad...had followed to radicalization
Uh...Islam?
Posted by: Spot || 06/02/2009 8:00 Comments || Top||

#2  Crappage. Not long ago I returned from 12 months fighting these poop-heads in eastern Afghanistan, and my wife just returned from a 15 month tour over there, and it now looks like we need to deploy a task force to battle them here on our own soil. Just kidding, this bloke is just a wannabe who will be dealt with (Hopefully) harshly by the court system, and ultimately will be dealt with severely by his maker. Prayers to the victims and their families. We'll see how the New, Improved(tm) Kinder, Gentler(c)administration deals with this.

Fondest and Best, Bodyguard
Posted by: Bodyguard || 06/02/2009 8:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Some questions that have not been answered yet:

Where and how did he convert?
Who was his imam?
How did he finance his trip to Yemen?
Who did he train with in Yemen?
What was his travel route to/from Yemen?
How many other recent converts have followed that same route?

How soon do you think the Mainstream media will do any investigative reporting?
Posted by: DanNY || 06/02/2009 8:53 Comments || Top||

#4  No worries. The FBI and the Justice Department had him fully under SURVEILLANCE! The Bureau's efforts were not much help for Private William Long however.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2009 9:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Wouldn't the ACLU say...being a radical Muslim, going go Yemen (even for IED training) and spouting off anti-democratic themes is a right and people engaged in such must not be looked at since it is profiling and data-mining?
Posted by: HammerHead || 06/02/2009 9:54 Comments || Top||

#6  re danNY: well i can answer the question about the MSM . They will hardly cover it because it would take away the abortion doctor being killed
Posted by: funky skunk || 06/02/2009 10:24 Comments || Top||

#7  Is this a hate crime in the US? Or will the US ACLU make this a government hate crime against the terrorist by bringing up his radical moslem training and the offense of the US military by wearing the uniform?
Posted by: Lagom || 06/02/2009 10:34 Comments || Top||

#8  "More and more looking like 'sudden jihadi syndrome"...

No. Sounds much more premeditated than that.

Let me give a big shout-out and hat-tip to the (cough...cough) to those members of the moderate American muslim ummah who tipped off the appropriate authorities that one of their own was about to go "suddendly jihad" on innocent men just doing their duty.

Take it to the bank: "Mujahid Mohammad" intent to kill wasn't sudden and the punk ass muslim wasn't the only one to know what was about to go down.

So the former Mr. Bledsoe wants martydom? Give him a fair trial and then the death penalty.
Posted by: MarkZ || 06/02/2009 10:58 Comments || Top||

#9  the suspect advised them that he was going to kill as many Army personnel as possible.

Doesn't this make those sources criminally liable if they did not warn authorities?
Posted by: Frozen Al || 06/02/2009 11:15 Comments || Top||

#10  JihadWatch: Arkansas recruiting center jihadist killer studied jihad in Yemen
I have learned from a well-placed source that Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad, who killed one soldier and wounded another at a a Little Rock military recruiting center today, and who faces charges of terrorism as well as first-degree murder, has recently returned from Yemen, where he studied jihad with an Islamic scholar there.

Apparently the Islamic scholar under whom this American convert to Islam studied was yet another misunderstander of Islam's true, peaceful teachings.

More on this as it develops.


Think any of this will make it to the evening news programs?
Posted by: ed || 06/02/2009 12:57 Comments || Top||

#11  I'm sure the man was in Yemen to study Islam's peace doctrine.
Posted by: Thrase Platypus1703 || 06/02/2009 13:22 Comments || Top||

#12  So, at the trial, will the defendant be known as Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad or Carlos Leon Bledsoe?
Place your bets...
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 13:31 Comments || Top||

#13  Islam is a Death Cult.
Posted by: Clegum Protector of the Welsh4635 || 06/02/2009 13:35 Comments || Top||

#14  Welcome back, Bodyguard, for you and for your wife.

We need to learn from this incident.
* All recruiters should be armed at all times in the future.
* "Sudden Jihad Syndrome" isn't.
* We are in a war to the death with ALL of Islam, and we need to admit it, at least to ourselves.
* It wouldn't hurt if the US government required that all retired military personnel and police officers who aren't suffering from the more serious cases of PTSD be armed at all times outside their homes, and issue each a national "concealed carry" permit, valid in all parts of the United States.

Unfortunately, it's doubtful if our nation, and certainly our government, will learn anything.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 06/02/2009 14:15 Comments || Top||

#15  We need to learn from this incident.
* All recruiters should be armed at all times in the future.


Best of all futures with that one! It takes a stack of papers and a letter signed by a General Officer for US Gov't contractors to be armed in a combat zone.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2009 14:24 Comments || Top||

#16  not too mention the first thing nobama did was take away pilots guns, who are by the way trusted with a big ass missile full of ppl but not a 45.
Posted by: funky skunk || 06/02/2009 17:20 Comments || Top||


Shooter, Victims Identified in Little Rock Shooting
Follow-up.
Little Rock - Authorities have identified the soldier killed in Monday's double-shooting outside a U.S Army recruitment office in west Little Rock. According to Pulaski County Coroner Garland Camper, 23-year-old William Long of Conway died shortly after being transported to a Little Rock hospital.

Police say the incident occurred around 10:15 a.m. at a U.S. Army Navy Career Center inside the Ashley Square Shopping Center at 9112 North Rodney Parham Road. According to Lt. Terry Hastings with the Little Rock Police Department, two enlisted soldiers standing outside the office were hit when a suspect drove up in a black SUV and began shooting.

At a briefing Monday afternoon, Little Rock police chief Stuart Thomas identified the suspect as Abdul Hakim Mujahid Muhammad, 24, of Little Rock. Thomas says Muhammad also goes by the name Carlos Bledsoe.

Hastings identified the second wounded soldier as Quinton Ezeagwula, age unknown. He remains at a local hospital in stable condition with non-life-threatening injuries.

Muhammad led police on a brief pursuit towards downtown Little Rock, before being taken into custody in the area of the Interstate 30/630 interchange. Authorities searched the vehicle and found an assault rifle, Hastings said. A bomb squad was called in, as police were concerned about two bags in the vehicle, but no explosives were found, he said.

At the Monday-afternoon briefing, Thomas said investigators believe Muhammad acted alone, and likely carried "political and religious motives." Thomas said the gunman targeted the military but was not believed to be part of a broader scheme.
Let's not be too hasty to judge that, Chief Thomas. This one requires careful investigation and a willingness to follow the leads wherever they go.
Hint: You could start with Mr. Bledsoe's new middle name - Mujahid.
Muhammad faces one capital murder charge, and 15 counts of terroristic acts.

The FBI has opened an investigation into the incident, said Steven Frazier, spokesman for the agency's Little Rock office. "Based on what we find, we will determine whether there is any federal jurisdiction to prosecute," he said.

According to Army Lt. Col. Thomas F. Artis, Long and Ezeagwula were not recruiters, but part of a recruiting program called "hometown recruiting assistance." Artis says recruiters use soldiers to tell their stories and talk to potential recruits while they are visiting or based back in their home region. Long and Ezeagwula were just out of basic training, Artis said, and had not been deployed.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under:

#1  SHot by a muslim religious fanatic means this soldier was killed in the line of duty and should have benefits accordingly.
Posted by: Penguin || 06/02/2009 0:17 Comments || Top||

#2  SHot by a muslim religious fanatic means this soldier was killed in the line of duty and should have benefits accordingly.


They will be. I pulled Recruiting duty for four miserable years and let me assure you it is considerably more dangerous than one might think-
I never believed in the 'full moon' thing until I sat in an office in downtown Akron, OH at 9PM and then discovered how many nutcases just had to contact the United States Air Force - and how many of them were A)VERY big, B)VERY determined, and C)completely out of control. There were at least two shootings of recruiters nationwide during my tour (89-93), though AFIK there were no terror connections - they were just crazy.



Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/02/2009 5:24 Comments || Top||

#3  Statement from the White House similar to the Tiller shooting statement coming in 8, 7, 6, 5.......
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/02/2009 8:18 Comments || Top||

#4  don't hold your breathe besoeker
Posted by: funky skunk || 06/02/2009 10:27 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pak blames India for Hafiz Saeed's release
Pakistan is blaming India for the release of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed.

Pakistani Foreign Ministry sources have told CNN-IBN that they could not provide evidence in court because of what they called the non-cooperative attitude of the Indian government. They said they wanted to visit the scene of crime but India did not respond.

Sources in Pakistan also said that if India helps them, more evidence can be procured even now.

On May 6, Lahore High Court extended by 60 days the house arrest of Hafeez Saeed, before setting him free on Tuesday, June 2.

A three-judge review board of the Lahore High Court ordered the continued detention for 60 more days of Saeed's associate Col (retd) Nazir Ahmed but ordered the release of two others.
This article starring:
Hafiz Muhammad Saeed
Posted by: john frum || 06/02/2009 11:08 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hafiz Saeed set free

During the proceedings, petitioners’ counsel AK Dogar had claimed the government’s plea to detain his clients in the public interest was wrong. Members of the JD are good Muslims who follow the example of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him), he said, claiming it was part of a Western conspiracy to defame Islam... Dogar submitted that the victims of the Marriott Hotel blast in Islamabad were bad Muslims who drank champagne.
Posted by: john frum || 06/02/2009 18:39 Comments || Top||


US picks off nine al-Qaeda leaders
THE CIA is providing Pakistani tribesmen with secret electronic transmitters to help target and kill al-Qaeda leaders in a tactic that could aid Pakistan's army as it takes the battle against extremism to the Taliban heartland.

As the army mops up Taliban resistance in the Swat Valley, where a defence official predicted fighting would be over within days, the focus is shifting to Waziristan and the Taliban warlord Baitullah Mehsud. A deadly war of wits is already under way in the north-western region, where tribesmen say the US is using advanced technology and old-fashioned cash to target the enemy. Over the past 18 months, the US has launched more than 50 drone attacks.

US officials claim nine of the top 20 al-Qaeda figures have been killed. That success is reportedly in part thanks to the mysterious electronic devices, dubbed "chips" or "pathrai" (the Pashto word for a metal device), which have become a source of fear and fascination. "Everyone is talking about it," said Taj Muhammad Wazir, a student from south Waziristan. "People are scared that if a pathrai comes into your house, a drone will attack it."

According to residents and Taliban propaganda, the CIA pays tribesmen to plant the electronic devices near farmhouses sheltering al-Qaeda and Taliban commanders. Hours or days later, a drone, guided by the signal from the chip, destroys the building with missiles.
According to residents and Taliban propaganda, the CIA pays tribesmen to plant the electronic devices near farmhouses sheltering al-Qaeda and Taliban commanders. Hours or days later, a drone, guided by the signal from the chip, destroys the building with missiles. "There are body parts everywhere," said Mr Wazir, who witnessed one strike.

Until now, the drone strikes were the only threat to militants in Waziristan, where the Pakistani army had, in effect, abandoned the fight. But now, emboldened by a successful campaign to drive militants out of Swat, the army is preparing to regain lost ground in the more remote eastern tribal belt. It will be a much tougher campaign, with the army pitched against a formidable, battle-hardened opponent. Taliban fighters ambushed a military position at the weekend in what could be a prelude to much more intense combat.

For the US military, drones have proved to be an effective weapon against al-Qaeda targets, although they have done little to prevent militant attacks inside Pakistan. On January 1, a drone-fired missile killed Usama al-Kimi, a Kenyan militant who orchestrated last year's Marriott Hotel bombing in Islamabad, a senior official with Pakistan's ISI spy agency said.

US President Barack Obama has approved the drone campaign, which is cheap and limits the danger posed to US troops. But the strikes have many unintended victims. A Pakistani newspaper estimated that 700 people had been killed since 2006, most of them civilians, as a result of drone attacks.

For the tribesmen who plant the microchips and get it wrong, the consequences can be terrible. Last month the Taliban issued a video confession by Habib ur Rehman, 19. "The money was good," he says in a quavering voice, describing how he was paid 20,000 rupees ($A310) to drop microchips hidden in cigarette wrappers at the home of a target. Mr Rehman says his handler promised a big financial reward if the strike was successful, and protection if he was caught. The end of the video shows Mr Rehman being shot dead with three other alleged spies. Residents say such executions -- there have been at least 100 -- indicate how much the drone strikes have worried the Taliban.
The end of the video shows Mr Rehman being shot dead with three other alleged spies. Residents say such executions -- there have been at least 100 -- indicate how much the drone strikes have worried the Taliban.


In Wana, the capital of south Waziristan, foreign fighters are shunning the bazaars and shops, and locals are shunning the fighters. "Before, the common people used to sit with the militants," said Mr Wazir. "Now they are also afraid."
And that, my dears, is how we reduce collateral deaths of innocent civilians. Well and cleverly done, CIA!
Paranoid militant commanders are closely monitoring cross-border traffic with Afghanistan, from where they suspect the chip-carrying CIA spies are coming, said Imtiaz Wazir, a resident of Spin Wam village in north Waziristan. "If I go to Afghanistan without any purpose, the militants come to ask why," he said, adding that a local transporter who gave the wrong answer was found shot dead two months ago. The strikes are despised across Pakistan, where politicians including President Asif Ali Zardari denounce them as a breach of sovereignty. But the Government is quietly colluding with Washington.
This article starring:
BAITULLAH MEHSUDTTP
OSAMA AL KIMIal-Qaeda
Posted by: tipper || 06/02/2009 08:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  More, faster, please!
Posted by: Jack is Back! || 06/02/2009 9:39 Comments || Top||

#2  I would hazard to guess that those devices are more than beacons. I bet they have ELINT microphones, that can pick up what is being said. They only have to work for a few hours, because once the building has a TRP, they no longer have to re-target it.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 06/02/2009 10:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Couldn't be happening to a more deserving bunch...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/02/2009 10:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Awesome. This is something that makes me smile in the morning.
Posted by: bgrebel || 06/02/2009 11:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Finally! And they can't blame Bush/Cheney!
Posted by: Lumpy Elmoluck5091 || 06/02/2009 12:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Finally! And they can't blame Bush/Cheney!

Yes we CAN!
Posted by: "They" || 06/02/2009 14:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Well, thank god nobody blabbed about the new assassination cockroaches being deployed...
Posted by: mojo || 06/02/2009 15:10 Comments || Top||

#8  US President Barack Obama has approved the drone campaign.
"I LOVE IT AND RANT-BABIES WANNA PUKE"Some folks here need to really give this man a chance I said it before most would hate if he were a janitor.

GOOD JOB BIG O KEEP IGNORING THE JELOUS HATERS.
Posted by: Play4Keeps || 06/02/2009 17:34 Comments || Top||

#9  You left out the exclamation points. And it's "jealous".
And I disagree. I think he would make a fine janitor.
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 17:40 Comments || Top||

#10  POINT MADE
Posted by: Play4Keeps || 06/02/2009 17:46 Comments || Top||

#11  And I disagree. I think he would make a fine janitor.
Posted by: tu3031 2009-06-02 17:40

Wait now that I think about it you are right.
Cleaning Pakistani,Afghanistan,Iraq,North Korea,Palestine the right way unlike (Bush) Cough .

And you know it makes gut hurt with Jealousy....
Posted by: Play4Keeps || 06/02/2009 17:56 Comments || Top||

#12  Got nine of the top 20. I bet the other eleven are looking at each other very suspiciously now, wondering which one or ones are working for the Americans. I would like to let them know we have TEN agents among them.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2009 18:16 Comments || Top||

#13  Letters with RFID under the stamps should work too...
Posted by: 3dc || 06/02/2009 18:22 Comments || Top||

#14  Play4Keeps, all of the 9 were killed before Jan 20, 2009. You know, by the Bush administration. BTW, the count is 11 out of 20. Thanks for playing. Try again soon.
Posted by: ed || 06/02/2009 19:20 Comments || Top||

#15  See ya, Play4Keeps. Come back and see us the next time mom lets you borrow her laptop.
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 19:56 Comments || Top||

#16  Doesn't matter if it's true. Let them think it is.
Posted by: Mizzou Mafia || 06/02/2009 20:38 Comments || Top||

#17  PAKISTANI DEFENSE FORUM > US ELITE FORCES ON STANDY ["standing orders"] TO ENTER PAKISTAN TO CATCH THE "BIG THREE" [OSAMA, AYMAN, + MULLAH OMAR]??? Once location is conclusively determined.

* Compare wid WORLD MIL FORUM > IIUC US-JAPAN SECURITY TREATY COVERTLY ALLOWS TRANSIT AND DELIVERY OF US NUCLEAR WEAPONS TO US BASES IN JAPAN IN TIMES OF MILITARY OR WAR CONTINGENCY.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/02/2009 20:59 Comments || Top||

#18  JM. Happily there are options involving Japan. If I were in charge, if the Norks get too frisky, they would be atom bombed, disarmed, and made to make small electronics for the next 50 or so years like their neighbor Japan 200 km accross the strait.
Posted by: GirlThursday || 06/02/2009 21:30 Comments || Top||


Some (or all) of the kidnapped kiddies have been freed?
The BBC reports. Full story at link.
Posted by: Seafarious || 06/02/2009 00:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Pakistans sounds more and more as Gaza strip before Hamas took over.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/02/2009 6:05 Comments || Top||


Security tightened after reports of terrorists' influx
[Geo News] The security in various high valued cities has been beefed up on Monday following the reports of influx of suspected suicide terrorists by intelligence agencies, Geo news reported. Intelligence sources said that reports, in regard to the arrival of suspected suicide militants in various cities of country, have been confirmed following which the security in concerned cities has been tightened. According to reports, five in Peshawar, six in Karachi, four in Lahore, eight in Islamabad and four terrorists have arrived in Multan who could possibly take advantage of cycles and motorcycles to put their nefarious designs into practice. The terrorists are hailing from Waziristan, intelligence sources said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [327 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  The bombing in Preshwar movie theatre may have been lead signal. Bike bombs. It killed 33.
Posted by: newc || 06/02/2009 2:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Attention all cars! Attention all cars! BOLO for...turbans on bikes! That is all!
Posted by: Seafarious || 06/02/2009 2:57 Comments || Top||


High value terrorist Fidaullah arrested in Islamabad
[Geo News] The security in various high valued cities has been beefed up on Monday following the reports of influx of suspected suicide terrorists by intelligence agencies, Geo news reported. Intelligence sources said that reports, in regard to the arrival of suspected suicide militants in various cities of country, have been confirmed following which the security in concerned cities has been tightened. According to reports, five in Peshawar, six in Karachi, four in Lahore, eight in Islamabad and four terrorists have arrived in Multan who could possibly take advantage of cycles and motorcycles to put their nefarious designs into practice. The terrorists are hailing from Waziristan, intelligence sources said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [330 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Fighting rages to secure Charbagh
The security forces launched a new offensive on Monday to secure Charbagh -- a key Taliban stronghold about 20 kilometres from the main Swat town of Mingora -- as thousands started fleeing the area.

A paramilitary sources said 37 Taliban and two soldiers were killed during clashes in Swat, South Waziristan and Buner.

"Security forces have launched the operation to secure Charbagh and heavy clashes are taking place to secure Jangle Jerki," the army said in a statement, adding troops also launched an offensive to link Kabal with Sirsanai, where Taliban put up "stiff resistance".

The forces destroyed a Taliban training centre, a 50 feet long newly-built tunnel and a cache of ammunition in Dambar Kandao area of Peochar.

Troops commenced towards Shalwa Kandao and occupied the height east of Waliabad, moving forward towards Guliabad. Three Taliban were killed in an attack on their hideout in Kalagai, and five others in a clash after they attacked a Ranial checkpost.

Two soldiers were killed in a Taliban attack on Khawaja Khidar Fort near Angoor Adda in South Waziristan.

Nineteen Taliban were killed during clashes with paramilitary forces in Buner's Pache Kili, Tongo Pull, Jawar and Gul Kalay areas, the Frontier Corps sources said.

The military said daytime curfew was lifted in the Swat towns of Bahrain, Madyan, Fatehpur, Khwazakhela, Matta and Alpurai and in the nearby district of Shangla.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [353 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Either the Pakistanis have finally gotten at least a little serious about their Taliban problem or they are a lot better at faking it than I expected.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2009 18:18 Comments || Top||


Three killed in Kohat bomb blast
At least two people were killed and 18 others wounded in a bomb blast at a bus station in Kohat's Tirah bazaar, police said. Senior police official Ehsanullah Khan said that the explosive device was hidden in a sack and was detonated by remote control. A doctor at the main district hospital said two dead bodies had been brought in after the blast. The condition of three of the wounded was critical, police officials said, saying the death toll could rise.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [320 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Three 'Indian agents' arrested in Gujranwala
Police carried out raids at different parts of the city on a tip provided by intelligence agencies, and arrested three persons working for Indian intelligence agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) in Gujranwala, police sources said on Monday. According to police sources, the suspected agents, who lived in Gujranwala and Nankana Sahib, had assembled at a rented room and were allegedly preparing to leave for Hassanabdal to meet another agent there. A pistol and forged documents were recovered from their possession. Police have withheld names of the arrested men as the investigation continues.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Their foreign hands give them away?
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 16:01 Comments || Top||


Girls' school blown up in Mohmand
The Taliban blew up another girls' school in Mohmand Agency on Monday. According to sources, Taliban had wired the government-run girls' school with an improvised explosive device in the Shewafarash area of Lakro tehsil, which they detonated early on Monday morning. No casualties were reported. Security has been tightened in the region after the Taliban destroyed two health units and the same number of girls' schools in the past week.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Yet, in most Western cities there are several prominent female converts to Islam. Gullible I guess.
Posted by: Uloluns Scourge of the Bunions1692 || 06/02/2009 17:51 Comments || Top||


ATC jails 84 workers of banned Hizb-ul-Tehreer
[Geo News] Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) has sent to prison 84 workers of Hizb-ul-Tehreer who were arrested while staging a protest in Islampura. The 84 arrested workers were presented before the ATC Judge Khalid Nazir Dar on Monday. The Judge issued the orders for sending them to prison, who were then taken to Kot Lakhpat Jail in jail van. The workers of Hizb-ul-Tahreer were arrested on taking out rally in front of the Secretariat on Sunday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Hizb-ut-Tahrir


Talibs Abduct Hundreds of Schoolkids in N. Wazoo
Taliban militants armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons abducted at least 400 students, staff and relatives driving away from a boy's school in a northwest Pakistani tribal region on Monday, police and a witness said.

The brazen abduction came amid rising militant violence in Pakistan's tribal belt - actions the military says are partly aimed at distracting it from its offensive against the Taliban in the nearby Swat Valley.

Police were negotiating with the Taliban for the release of the captives taken in North Waziristan, said Mirza Mohammad Jihadi, an adviser to the prime minister. He said around 500 people were taken and that they were being held in the Bakka Khel area.

Details were still emerging late Monday about what happened, and much was murky.

"It is a very worrying situation," a senior government official told CBS News' Farhan Bokhari on condition of anonymity. "Exactly how such a large number of students and their co-travelers were picked up in this way is not clear but the fear is that they have all been kidnapped," said the official.

News of the kidnapping comes as Pakistani military troops battle Taliban militants in the northern Swat valley, reports Bokhari. The military campaign in Swat is believed to have so far claimed the lives of up to 2,000 Taliban militants while the Pakistani military has lost nearly 100 of its own.

Police official Meer Sardar said the abduction occurred about 20 miles from Razmak Cadet College in North Waziristan. The people were leaving the school area after they were warned to get out in a phone call from a man they believed to be a political official, Sardar said, citing accounts from a group of 17 who managed to get away.

Local media, however, reported that the group was leaving because their vacation had started.

Around 30 buses, cars and other vehicles were carrying the students, staff and others when they were stopped along the road by a large group of alleged militants in their own vehicles, according to a staff member at the school who was among those who escaped. The vehicle he was traveling in happened to be behind a truck on the road, and it was less visible, so the driver slipped away.

He requested anonymity out of fear of Taliban reprisal but said the school's principal was among those abducted.

The staffer said the assailants carried rockets, Kalashnikovs, hand grenades and other weapons. He estimated around 400 captives were involved.

It was unclear how many were students, though they made up the majority of the group. Cadet colleges in Pakistan are usually run by retired military officers and educate teenagers. They also typically provide room and board.

Late Monday, reports were coming in that at least one other bus managed to get away and reach a police station. Jihadi said at least 29 students escaped, apparently in addition to the 17 at Sardar's police station in the Meeran area.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Unknown gunnies kill PML-N leader in Baluchistan
Unknown suspects Monday night killed a provincial leader of Pakistan's main opposition party in a Southwestern city of Baluchistan province, Pakistan's largest but least developed of the four provinces, said police.

Naeem Kashmiri was traveling in his private vehicle when unknown armed motorcyclists with their faces covered gunned him down on Jinnah Road in Quetta, the provincial capital, police sources told KUNA.

Kashmiri was provincial leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), the countrys main opposition party of the National Assembly and ruling party of eastern Punjab province.

Though no group has claimed responsibility for the attack but Police blamed nationalist militants behind the killing. It said that a case has been filed against unknown militants.
Posted by: Seafarious || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under:


Iraq
In Iraq, they call it a love IED
BAGHDAD: It goes like this: Boy meets girl. They exchange glances and text messages. Then boy asks girl's father for her hand. Dad turns him down. Boy goes to girl's house and plants a bomb out front.
Perhaps dad should use my father in law the retired cop's old trick. Be cleaning his guns when Mahmoud comes a'courtin...
The authorities call it a "love IED", or improvised explosive device, and it is not just an isolated case. Captain Nabil Abdul Hussein of the Iraqi national police said that six had exploded in the Dora neighborhood of Baghdad alone in the past year.
Love.
Exciting and new...

"These guys, they face any problem with their girlfriends, family, anyone, and they make this kind of IED," Captain Hussein said. There have been no reported deaths or injuries from the devices used in this way, in Dora or elsewhere. "Usually they're putting them in front of the doors of their houses, not to kill, but to scare them," Captain Hussein said.
Hey, pops, it's Mahmoud. Did you get my message?
After six years of war, Iraq is a society with a serious anger management problem. That, along with a lot of men with a lot of experience fashioning bombs and setting ambushes, makes for a lethal mix.

The police say that many of the men are former insurgents who are no longer trying to kill foreign troops but who have an array of bomb-making skills and a stash of TNT. Even without explosives, a popular type of explosive device can be made from common household items including gasoline, a soda can and a plastic water bottle, with the innards of a cellphone as a remote detonator.
Posted by: tu3031 || 06/02/2009 12:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  It's an improvement over cutting off their own penises.
Posted by: ed || 06/02/2009 14:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Why? At least that way, they remove themselves from the gene pool.
Posted by: Mitch H. || 06/02/2009 17:06 Comments || Top||

#3  i would rather them cut their own penises off
Posted by: funky skunk || 06/02/2009 17:18 Comments || Top||

#4  my daughter's 24 now and her friends still talk about when one of her high school dates came to the door to pick her up. I was cleaning my 12 GA Winchester Defender (with pistol grip) on the table, and held up the 18" barrel and asked him "does that look clean to you?". She got home on time
Posted by: Frank G || 06/02/2009 18:31 Comments || Top||

#5  I've gotta remember that one when my time comes.
Posted by: gorb || 06/02/2009 20:55 Comments || Top||

#6  Iwould invite the young pup in and chat with him. Making sure to mention my experiences as a Ranger and my LRP skills, not to mention my hand to hand combat training, knife work and marksmanship with all of the NATO weapons and most of the Warsaw pact weaponry....heh...heh...heh

They would all ask my daughter about those stories and say "yep they are all true and he played college football and has a mean streak a mile wide".....

Not too many problems with young men dating my daughter.....
Posted by: James Carville || 06/02/2009 22:51 Comments || Top||


Iraq: Bomb attack hits Baghdad market
[ADN Kronos] At least four people were killed and another 13 injured in a bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday. An Iraqi police official said the bomb exploded at the Rasheed fruit and vegetable market in Baghdad's southern district of Dora shortly before 8 a.m. local time.

The same market was the scene of a car bombing last month that killed 15 people - including three US soldiers - and wounded nearly 50.

Sectarian tensions remain high in Dora, which is a mostly Sunni neighbourhood with some Shia enclaves.

"All of a sudden there was an explosion. People were torn apart and killed and wounded. Why? For nothing," said one witness, who gave his name as Abu Haider.

"Do you see an American soldier here? Or an Iraqi soldier? There are just traders."

The number of Iraqi civilians killed by violence fell to its lowest level in May since the 2003 allied invasion, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.

But American forces in Iraq suffered their highest casualties last month than any month since September 2008.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Iraqi Insurgency

#1  American forces in Iraq suffered their highest casualties last month than any month since September

History shows again and again that the counter-intuitive approach of aggressively attacking is the safest one (for the attackers.) Hunker down and mark off the days on your calendar and chances are too high that you won't finish marking it.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/02/2009 18:23 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
5 die in Zahedan arson attack
An arson attack on a bank killed five people on Monday in the south-eastern Iranian city of Zahedan where a mosque bombing killed 25 only days earlier, state media said.

State-owned Press TV said the arson attack targeted the Mehr Financial and Credit Institute, linked to the paramilitary Basij militia. The state news agency said the city was now calm and police had a number of suspects in custody.

On Friday, gunmen fired on President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's campaign office in Zahedan, injuring three people. Clashes erupted on Sunday in the city after rumours that a local Sunni cleric had been attacked. A militant group, Jundullah, claimed responsibility for the mosque bombing on Thursday. The group has been fighting a low-level campaign against Iran's Shia leadership for years.

Pakistan's ambassador to Iran was summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the bombing, the state news agency reported. "The extremist groups in the region are linked with some foreign forces in Afghanistan," Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mutaqi told reporters. Mutaqi told reporters that Iran and Pakistan have joined forces "in combating insecurity" since Asif Zardari became Pakistani president.
Posted by: Fred || 06/02/2009 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [313 views] Top|| File under: Jundullah



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