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Mali's Tuareg rebels ready to sign peace deal
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Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [435 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday Gam Shot

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Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/15/2013 1:21 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Man Kills Six Police Officers in Helmand
[Tolo News] In a shocking incident, a man killed six coppers in the southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province early Thursday.

"The incident took place in the Mousa Qala district of the province, when the man was called at a check post by the officers. He rubbed out six coppers," the Provincial Governor's Spokesman Omar Zowak said.

"The man fled from the scene of the crime along with their weapons and a police vehicle," Zowak said.

"The police have started investigating the incident," he added.

No group including the Taliban has grabbed credit for the incident.

Previously, an incident similar to this had happened where a man killed seven coppers in the southern Kandahar province.

The incident took place when the man was invited for dinner by the officers.
In both cases it could have been planned, or it could have been the Afghan version of a sudden emotional outburst. They're prone to suddenly up and killing whoever annoyed them and all of their companions, 'tis said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under:


Africa Horn
U.N. Peacekeeper Killed in Shelling of Sudan Base
[An Nahar] Shells hit a United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
base in Sudan's troubled South Kordofan state on Friday, killing one peacekeeper and wounding two more, a U.N. front man said.

Two shells struck a U.N. logistics base in South Kordofan's main city Kadugli, U.N. peacekeeping front man Kieran Dwyer told Agence La Belle France Presse. Rebels have been fighting Sudanese forces in the state for the past two years and the U.N. says there is a major humanitarian crisis there.

"One United Nations peacekeeper was killed in this shelling and two more injured. We condemn in the strongest terms this shelling," Dwyer said.

The U.N. was not able to immediately say who carried out the attack. But there has been fierce fighting between rebel fighters and government forces around Kadugli in recent weeks.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


The Grand Turk
Turkish riot police storm central Istanbul park
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/15/2013 15:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [533 views] Top|| File under:

#1  apparently the agreement between Erdogan and the protestors had an Obama-like expiration date
Posted by: Frank G || 06/15/2013 17:37 Comments || Top||

#2  With all that is going on, unemployment in Turkey is (Jan 2013) 9.2%, low by historical standards.

Maybe the people care about their freedoms, are willing to act to keep them in which case they deserve them.
Posted by: Bubba Big Foot1639 || 06/15/2013 18:40 Comments || Top||

#3  No idea how this will pan out. Most likely it will just peter out.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/15/2013 20:17 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Gunmen storm Quetta hospital
Gunmen have attacked a hospital in the western Pakistani city of Quetta, hours after an explosion on a bus killed at least 11 female university students.

The interior minister says a siege of part of the hospital where the wounded are being treated has now ended.

Nurses, hospital security personnel and a senior city official were among the 10 people in the stand-off.

An extremist Sunni militant group, Laskar-e-Jhangvi, told the BBC it carried out both attacks.

A man calling himself spokesman for the group said they were a revenge for an earlier raid by security forces against the group in which a woman and children were killed.

The latest violence began when a bomb exploded on a bus carrying female students at a university.

"It was an improvised explosive device placed in the women university bus," police chief Zubair Mahmood said.

Later explosions rocked the medical centre where the students were being treated.

Militants armed with grenades were positioned there and exchanged fire with members of the security forces who rushed to the scene.
Posted by: tipper || 06/15/2013 11:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [413 views] Top|| File under:


Two beyond all cares and woe in Quetta
[Pak Daily Times] At least two persons were killed in separate incidents of firing in Quetta on Friday. According to media reports, the first incident took place in Kali Ismail area, where unknown men riding a bike opened fire on a guard, thus killing him on the spot. The victim was identified as Muhammad Umar. After the information, police and security forces reached the scene and shifted the body to Civil Hospital. In another incident, gunmen shot to death Deedar Ali in Faizabad area. Police said raids were being conducted to apprehend the culprits.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [389 views] Top|| File under:


Bomb defused in Mattani
[Pak Daily Times] Police officials on Friday successfully averted a threat by having a 10-kilogram remote controlled explosive defused in Kishan Garh, Mattani. The bomb, planted along the roadside, was aimed at causing damage to the paramilitary forces who were also present in the area. The device after being spotted was defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) who reached the site immediately. "It was a powerful device which was planted either to hurt the police or the paramilitary forces," a police official told newsmen.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [369 views] Top|| File under: TTP


FIA prosecutor's killer nabbed
[Pak Daily Times] The Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IGP) informed the Supreme Court on Friday that the killer of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) prosecutor Chaudhry Zulfiqar had been incarcerated
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
in an injured condition. Zulfiqar was the prosecutor in the Benazir Bhutto
... 11th Prime Minister of Pakistain in two non-consecutive terms from 1988 until 1990 and 1993 until 1996. She was the daughter of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, founder of the Pakistain People's Party, who was murdered at the instigation of General Ayub Khan. She was murdered in her turn by person or persons unknown while campaigning in late 2007. Suspects include, to note just a few, Baitullah Mehsud, General Pervez Musharraf, the ISI, al-Qaeda in Pakistain, and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, who shows remarkably little curiosity about who done her in...
murder and Mumbai blast cases. The IGP told the three-member bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistain Iftikhar Muhamamd Chaudhry that the killer was a member of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain and was also behind a blast in the federal capital.
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Southeast Asia
Terrorist killed in southern Thailand clash
A terrorist militant was killed in a fight with security forces in Pattani province early Saturday morning.

The joint police and military force raided a house in Muang district after receiving a tip that armed men were hiding there. Upon seeing the soldiers and police, the armed men opened fire on them. Both sides exchanged gunfire for about 15 minutes, after which the terrorists militants retreated, leaving a body behind. The body was identified as that of Ameen Daleng.

Security forces cleared the area and arrested Sagariya Tohtayong, a top member of the RKK separatist group wanted under an arrest warrant for killing six people in a grocery store in Pattani province recently.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/15/2013 05:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [397 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
US: 100-150 Syrians Died From Assad's Use Of Chemical Weapons
[Ynet] White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said Thursday that 100-to-150 Syrians have died from Assad's use of chemical weapons, which has taken the US intelligence community nearly two months to confirm.

As a result, Rhodes said in a statement, President B.O. has decided to provide direct non-lethal assistance to Syria's Supreme Military Council.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [538 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How will champ screw this up? Let me count the ways.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 06/15/2013 1:03 Comments || Top||

#2  It's a distraction. Voters are stupid.
Posted by: gorb || 06/15/2013 1:12 Comments || Top||

#3  For some reason I'm remanded of "Hundreds of thousands dead Kosovars"
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/15/2013 2:55 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, this will drone on for some time now and baby rabbits killed. Never mention rebels having stuff
Posted by: Dale || 06/15/2013 5:41 Comments || Top||

#5  If you 'sign on' to the WMD theory, you must ask the next question which is exactly where did it come from, where was it manufactured? WMD coming from the former Saddam regime in Iraq would obviously not be the desired answer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/15/2013 5:45 Comments || Top||

#6  For years the Israeli assessment (as was the NATO assessment) was that Syria possessed CBWs; then when I lived there in the late 90s Israel stated publicly they had made a big mistake all along (really!) and there were no CBWs. So which is it lol, Iraqs fabricated WMD evidance is not that long ago remember and I also wouldn't put it past bent Islamic believers to do it to their own, as investment, religious sacrifice dumb lamb thinking.


Anyway these are Jihadis we are all talking about arming. These are the same people that beheaded Lee Rigby in Woolwich London. These people and their beliefs are in the same vein as the mujahideen the CIA so perfectly setup to attack NY in 2001.

Does this not worry anyone?

Sorry but for now I am with Russia’s thinking on this one. If we need to dismantle Iran and Hezbollah then using Syria as the proxy is not the method and is totally spineless, despicable and nonsense.

Posted by: Cretinous Humongous || 06/15/2013 6:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Cret Hum, Don't give the Syrian rebels enough weapons to win, just enough to not lose too quickly. And don't include anything you cannot readily defend yourself against. Buy up some AK-47s and ammo for them.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/15/2013 8:23 Comments || Top||

#8  "just enough to not lose too quickly" Ditto that. Rebels are a hodgepodge of people from all over the world. Better to draw the baddies there in a waisted effort. What are they fighting for. Those from England and Norway have got to be thinking for themselves about now. Poorly supplied and poorly directed. Easy to get in but I'd bet impossible to get out, alive.
Posted by: Dale || 06/15/2013 8:45 Comments || Top||

#9  I second the "just enough to not lose too quickly" motion. Think of it as operation Flypaper, phase II.

With any kind of luck at all, we can keep this disaster going and chewing up the jihadis for say, 20 years or so. Like Lebanon.

Posted by: Nguard || 06/15/2013 9:13 Comments || Top||

#10  How can Ben Rhodes be so certain of Syrian chemical weapons when they say they don't know zip about Benghazi, the IRS, Aye Pee, James Rossen, Fast and Furious, and the No Such Agency snooping? Like the public, they read about it in the newspapers or saw it on T.V.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/15/2013 10:00 Comments || Top||

#11  This would be a non-issue if they were consulate employees.
Posted by: Yosemite Sam || 06/15/2013 10:47 Comments || Top||

#12  There is no reason this glorious fight can't go on and on and on....

To steal a phrase....

Go, go Shia bastards
Go, go Sunni scum.

/g(r).


Posted by: Shipman || 06/15/2013 11:22 Comments || Top||

#13  The US on on side. Russia on the other. A nasty, intractable civil war...
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra9196 || 06/15/2013 15:40 Comments || Top||

#14  Operation Clusterf***-3
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/15/2013 19:21 Comments || Top||


Rockets Hit Baalbek, Aleppo Shiite Town after Nasrallah's Speech
[An Nahar] Two people were maimed on Friday as nine rockets fire from Syrian territory landed in the Bekaa city of Baalbek, shortly after Hizbullah chief His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
vowed in a speech to put an end to rocket attacks against the Baalbek-Hermel region.

"Five rockets fired from the Syrian side of the border fell on the Baalbek area of al-Kayyal," state-run National News Agency reported.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 06/15/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [503 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  The weasel Hassan Nasrallah needs to have has testes removed as soon as possible.
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 06/15/2013 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Welcome to Sderot.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/15/2013 3:00 Comments || Top||

#3  I can see the Hezbies demanding Israel provide them with Iron Dome tech, lawlz
Posted by: Frank G || 06/15/2013 8:16 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Sat 2013-06-15
  Mali's Tuareg rebels ready to sign peace deal
Fri 2013-06-14
  Mortars Fired at Damascus Airport, Delay 3 Flights
Thu 2013-06-13
  60 Boko Haram members killed in Maiduguri
Wed 2013-06-12
  Thousands Throng Istanbul Protest Square
Tue 2013-06-11
  Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead
Mon 2013-06-10
  Syria Islamists Execute Youth in Front of Family
Sun 2013-06-09
  Pak police recovers 15,000 kilos of explosive material
Sat 2013-06-08
  Tunisia Turns Away 8 Gulf Muslim Preachers
Fri 2013-06-07
  Seven killed in suspected U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
Thu 2013-06-06
  Nawaz Sharif elected as Pakistan PM
Wed 2013-06-05
  Locks Cut To Boston Water Supply Aqueduct
Tue 2013-06-04
  Missile Kills 26, including 8 Youths, in Syria Village
Mon 2013-06-03
  Damascus car bombing kills 9 security forces members
Sun 2013-06-02
  Second Muslim Convert Charged with London Soldier Murder
Sat 2013-06-01
  Turkey Finds Sarin Gas In Homes Of Suspected Syrian Islamists

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