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Double blasts kill 25 in Pakistan
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Good morning!
Posted by: Steve White || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [576 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday Gam Shot

Missy Peregrym[Filmography](age 31)



Capstone Design



Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/16/2013 1:13 Comments || Top||

#2  Makes about as much sense as high heels on the beach.
Posted by: gorb || 06/16/2013 4:17 Comments || Top||

#3  Happy Father's Day to all you Dads!
Posted by: Frank G || 06/16/2013 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Sit-Rep from Idaho...actually in Vail, CO for a wedding...Gerald Ford's old hangout. Apparently he was quite a good painter with pics hanging around town.

Met our new neighbors last weekend in a little get together organized by one. Didn't take long for the conversation to turn to politics. I eased everyone's mind by saying " Don't let the California license plates fool you...we might be the last conservatives out from CA (Golf Bravo excepted of course)"

They all relaxed then ...jokingly offered to show my NRA card also. Most are retired military . One even said it was time to take her flag in for the night since she didn't have it lit for nighttime....when's the last time you heard that!

Mrs. Warthog says it's like "coming out of the closet" after the SF Bay area fools we encountered. All is well and we continue to thrive....stay tuned
Posted by: Warthog || 06/16/2013 11:00 Comments || Top||

#5  Mr. G. Sails on a bike?. Hard to handle even in a cross wind and in sand?. I'd bet that was hurry take the shot!!.
Posted by: Dale || 06/16/2013 11:16 Comments || Top||

#6  since she didn't have it lit for nighttime....when's the last time you heard that!

Every night, at least if I forget.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/16/2013 11:38 Comments || Top||

#7  we might be the last conservatives out from CA (Golf Bravo excepted of course)

There's a few of us in SoCal.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2013 12:21 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm from the Orange part of Orange County. Very few oranges left and even fewer conservatives. We we invaded one at a time and lost.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 06/16/2013 17:55 Comments || Top||

#9  San Diego still reliably sends conservative congressmen to Washington for what its worth.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/16/2013 20:24 Comments || Top||

#10  amen, Duncan D Hunter - CA-50 - my congresscritter
Posted by: Frank G || 06/16/2013 22:14 Comments || Top||

#11  Brian Bilbray is mine. He replaced Duke Cunningham and fought off two loud attempts by Dems to take the seat.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/16/2013 22:24 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Three Insurgents Detained in Farah Operation
[Tolo News] Three forces of Evil were taken into custody during a joint Afghan and NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
troops' operation in western Farah province Friday, Isaf said.

"The Afghan National Army under the supervision of coalition forces incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
three forces of Evil in Bala Boluk district, Farah province, Friday. The combined forces conducted the operation to put a check on Taliban activities within the district. The National Directorate of Security currently has custody of the detainees," Isaf said in a statement on Saturday.

In a separate operation, the Afghan and NATO troops killed one bully boy and maimed two others while they were in search of a Haqqani leader in the Sayed Karam district of Paktiya province, Saturday.

The Haqqani leader oversees a network responsible for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) operations in multiple districts throughout Paktiya province. He and his subordinates acquire IED making materials, construct IEDs and emplace them in an attempt to target the Afghan and coalition forces.

Meanwhile,
...back at the chili cook-off, Chuck and Manuel's rivalry was entering a new and more dangerous phase...
the statement said that the Afghan Local Police (ALP) reduced six IEDs in Panjwa'i district, Kandahar province, Friday. The ALP discovered the IEDs while conducting a dismounted patrol around their newly established checkpoint in Pay-e Maluk village. After ensuring the safety of nearby Afghan civilians, the ALP destroyed the six IEDs.

The statement also said that the Afghan and coalition security forces confirm the arrest of an Al-Qaeda-linked big shot in Watahpur district, Kunar province
... which is right down the road from Chitral. Kunar is Haqqani country.....
, June 6.

The big shot was responsible for conducting Al-Qaeda training in Watahpur district. Senior Al-Qaeda leadership sent money, weapons, supplies and new recruits to him for training in terrorism operations. Following their training, the leader carried out attacks targeting Afghan and coalition forces with the new fighters and equipments.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [372 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Roadside Bomb Kills Five Police Officers in Paktika
[Tolo News] Five coppers were killed in a roadside kaboom blast in eastern Paktika
...which coincidentally borders South Wazoo...
province early Saturday, officials said.

Seven other coppers were maimed in the blast.

"The incident took place in Janikhil district of the province, when their vehicle fell prey to a roadside kaboom," Provincial Governor's office said in a statement.

The victims have been taken to a nearby hospital.

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

Paktika province shares its border with Pakistain and off late, bully boyz have been frequently targeting the Afghan cops.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Top Al Shabab leader Dies from wounds sustained during fighting.
[Shabelle] News from Bula Barde town in Hiran region report that a top Alshabab commander by the name Abdullahi Gesey died last night in a hospital located inside the town after he sustained serious injuries.

Residents of the town confirmed to Shabelle media that Alshabab's top administrator for the region died while he was receiving medication in a hospital located at Bula Barde.

Alshabab have not released any statement about the death of top admin and it is believed that he was maimed during yesterdays fighting with federal government troops at gobo district in Hiran region
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Good, as in riddance.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/16/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#2  Can we hope it was painful?
Posted by: Barbara || 06/16/2013 13:05 Comments || Top||


Fighting between federal government troops and Raskamboni militia in the lower Juba
[Shabelle] 14 soldiers from different sides have been reported dead after a heavy fighting broke up between troops who fall under the federal government and Raskamboni militia troops in Hosingow town in the lower Juba region.

The heavy fighting lasted for hours and both sides have not yet released any statements about the losses incurred during the fighting.

It has been confirmed that rocket propelled grenades were fired from the Kenyan military base located at the outskirts of Hosigow town.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
souces have not confirmed whether the Kenyan troops took part in the heavy infighting between the Somali troops.

The situation in the town has now returned to calm and elders residing from the region have called for an immediate ceasefire between the opponent sides.

The conflict in the lower Juba region has been fueled by the self declaration of Somali war lords all claiming to be the president of the proposed Jubaland state.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [356 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Yemen Zaidis Say Rebels Freed after Clashes
[An Nahar] Iranian catspaws in Yemen known as Zaidis said on Saturday several of their men enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
during festivities with police in Sanaa have been freed under an "arrangement".

"The authorities have released a number of detainees, members of Ansarullah (Supporters of God)," their front man Ali al-Bukhaiti told Agence La Belle France Presse.

Bukhaiti, one of the group's representatives in a Yemeni national dialogue, said they were freed "in an arrangement with the authorities" under which members of the group maimed in festivities last Sunday will be treated.

A shootout erupted when rebels, among a crowd demanding the release of members of their community, attacked the national security headquarters with automatic weapons and grenades.

Ansarullah said 13 of its members were killed and 100 maimed. A security official said 87 more were incarcerated
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
On Monday, the Zaidis staged a similar protest and urged the government to address the killings.

A security source on Saturday confirmed to AFP "the release of seven detainees arrested several months ago for having false passports or undergoing military training in Iran".

In return, Ansarullah had agreed not to boycott the national dialogue, its front man said, while reserving the right to protest if the authorities did not respect the "arrangement".
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Dutch Couple 'Disappears' in Yemen, Said Kidnapped
[An Nahar] A Dutch couple living in Yemen disappeared in Sanaa, police said on Saturday, with press reports saying they had been kidnapped.

"The police commissariat in Sanaa learned on Saturday of the disappearance a few days ago of a Dutchman and his wife," a security official said on condition of anonymity.

Press reports said the couple, who have not been named, had not been seen for three days, had been kidnapped.

Daily Al-Yemen Al-Youm reported that "unknown men kidnapped" the couple, without giving details.

Western sources said the pair were teaching at the Lebanese International University in Sanaa, and that the wife was also a journalist working for a radio station in The Netherlands.

Another source close to the couple spoke of last seeing the woman three days ago, and saying they had probably been kidnapped.

The two had not been seen at the university since Tuesday, some of their students said.

It was not possible to contact the Dutch embassy on Saturday.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


The Grand Turk
Chemicals used against protesters Turkey?
If you don't read French use one of the translate options to read this article. You don't need translate for the graphic photos.
Last night, 2 hours after the launch of an ultimatum Erdogan occupants Gezi Park, the police violently intervened to dislodge the protesters have been present for more than two weeks near Taksim Square. The police used large amounts of tear gas and water cannons, even going so far as to attack hotels and hospitals receiving casualties. Several testimonies and photographs gave the impression that there were not that pressurized water which was launched on protesters ..

The Medical Association of Turkey is confirmed afterwards in a statement the use of chemicals diluted in water cannons.

The international community will you investigate it? Is there as Syria had a red line crossed? There are no illusions to have
Posted by: 3dc || 06/16/2013 13:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [420 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Tear gas is a chemical.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/16/2013 14:28 Comments || Top||

#2  g(r)om, so is gun powder.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/16/2013 16:37 Comments || Top||

#3  So are we.
Posted by: Dopey Sinatra9196 || 06/16/2013 17:30 Comments || Top||

#4  This is really going to escalate in my opinion.
Posted by: Dale || 06/16/2013 18:35 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Three cops and a TTP man nabbed
[Pak Daily Times] KARACHI: Three coppers and an alleged member of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) were held on Saturday. As per details the accused, Ghaniur Rehman was incarcerated
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
on a tip-off from Hawkesbay Road. Police also recovered a TT pistol from his possession. Maripur SHO Shafiq Tanoli said that the accused was involved in the killings of professional lawyers belonging to Shia sect, and has already confessed to killing at least five Shia lawyers during the initial course of investigation.

SHO Tanoli said that in the recent past, the accused accompanied by his lover companions had killed senior lawyer Kauser Saqlain on Maripur road along with his two sons, 15-year-old Own Abbas and 12-year-old Mohammad Abbas, when Saqlain was on his way to drop his sons to Ghulaman-e-Abbas School on May 28, this year. Besides targeting Saqlain, the accused also revealed to have killed two more Shia lawyers near Teen Hatti and City Court, said the officer. The officer said that the accused was produced before the court for a fourteen-day remand in police custody for further investigation. Separately, three coppers were jugged
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
over their suspected involvement in the murder of their colleague in Boat Basin locality.

A police constable, Naveed Khalil, 40, was shot and killed under mysterious circumstances near Sea View within the limits of Boat Basin cop shoppe on Friday night. According to police officials, the incident took place when deceased, along with coppers Ishtiaq, Qurban and Khalil, was returning to cop shoppe after completing duty. The colleagues have been detained on suspicion of being involved in murder over a monetary dispute.

As per sources, there was a dispute over bribe money between deceased and detained coppers, however, SHO Tanoli denied it, and said that nothing could be said until the investigation finalised.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [469 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  OK, guess I havent kept up, What's a TT pistol.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 06/16/2013 12:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Here you go, dear Redneck Jim, with photos and everything. Enjoy!
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/16/2013 18:15 Comments || Top||


Twin blasts kill one, injure 11 in Karachi
[Pak Daily Times] Two consecutive blasts claimed one life and maimed around eleven people, including the Rangers and police personnel at Kati Pahari, an area of Qasba Colony on Satuday.

As per details, the police officials said that the first kaboom was a ball bomb, which was thrown by an armed motorcyclist.

When the law enforcers gathered to recover the injured, the second bomb was went kaboom!, which claimed at least one police constable's life and maimed several others.

The injured, including coppers and rangers personnel were shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medical treatment where police constable, Yousuf Khan, son of Behram Khan, departed this vale of tears during treatment.

Following the incident extra contingent of law enforcers reached on the blast site. The bomb disposal squad also called at the blast site and collected the evidences from the blasts site. The BDS experts said that the first kaboom was carried out by the ball bomb contained around 200 grams of kaboom while the second one was the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) carrying weighted around two kilograms of kaboom, including nuts bolts and ball bearings.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [324 views] Top|| File under:


BLA blows up Quaid's final abode; hoists its own flag
[Pak Daily Times] Separatist gunnies blew up a historic building linked to Pakistain's founding father in the country's violence-plagued southwest after shooting dead a guard in a predawn attack on Saturday, officials said.

According to details, four gunnies entered the hall of Quaid-e-Azam Residency and attacked it with a remote-controlled and petrol bombs.

The attackers, armed with automatic weapons entered the 19th century wooden Ziarat Residency after midnight and planted several bombs, senior administration official Nadeem Tahir told AFP.

Sources said that soon after the incident, an exchange of fire took place between two security personnel and gunnies. As a result, a security personnel, identified as Mohammad Tahir, was killed in the exchange of firing. The gunnies beat feet from the area after the attack.

Sources said that the residency caught fire after the attack, and the items used by Quaid-e-Azam, as well as his portraits, reduced to ashes. A team of fire-fighters was dispatched from Quetta following the incident, which put out the fire after hectic efforts for many hours. Sources also said that a Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) unit defused six more bombs from the area.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under: Baloch Liberation Army


Double blasts kill 25 in Pakistan
At least 25 people were killed in southwest Pakistan on Saturday when militants blew up a bus carrying women students and attacked a hospital treating survivors, officials said.
Welcome to office, Nawaz...
A bomb attack on a bus in Quetta, capital of the forever restive Baluchistan province, killed 14 women students, and another 11 people died in a blast at a city hospital around 90 minutes later.

The second attack hit the emergency ward of the city’s Bolan Medical Complex where the wounded were taken and was followed by a gun battle with militants holed up inside the hospital. The siege lasted for several hours and ended when security forces stormed the building.

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar said the bus bomb killed 14 students and wounded 19.

“As casualties were being brought to the hospital terrorists had taken position inside the hospital building,” he told reporters. “They opened fire on administration and police officials who arrived at the hospital. One suicide bomber blew himself up in the hospital.”

Nisar said he was unable to give exact casualty figures of the hospital attack, but Abdul Wasey, spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps earlier said 11 were killed and 17 wounded in the bombing.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks but Quetta is a focal point for sectarian violence between Sunnis and Shias.

The bus targeted in the attack was from Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University.

Overnight, militants blew up a historic building in Baluchistan linked to Pakistan’s founding father, razing its structure to the ground. The attackers armed with automatic weapons entered the 19th century wooden Ziarat Residency after midnight and planted several bombs, senior administration official Nadeem Tahir told AFP.

Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the driving force behind the creation of the Pakistan, spent his last days in the building which was declared a national monument following his death, one year after the country’s independence in 1947. The building is in Ziarat town, 80km southeast of Quetta.

“They shot dead the guard who resisted the intruders,” Tahir said.

Police official Asghar Ali said militants planted several bombs and detonated them by remote control, completely gutting the building. At least four blasts were heard in the town, he said. The building caught fire and it took five hours to bring the blaze under control as Ziarat, a small hill station, has no fire brigade.

A separatist-group later claimed responsibility for the attack.

“We blew up the Ziarat Residency,” Meerak Baluch, a spokesman for the Baluchistan Liberation Army told AFP in a phone call from undisclosed location. “We don’t recognise any Pakistani monument.”

Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif appointed Baluch nationalist leaders as provincial governor and chief minister, raising hopes that some of the long-held grievances in the province about its treatment by the federal government could be addressed.
That's working well...
Posted by: Steve White || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [742 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the long-held grievances in the province

In Pakistain, every day is Festivus. Let the Airing of Grievances begin! (mind the blast radius)
Posted by: SteveS || 06/16/2013 1:51 Comments || Top||

#2  Beasts will be beasts.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/16/2013 2:51 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Iraq car bombings: Attacks hit mainly Shia cities
Twenty people have been killed in a wave of car bombings across central and southern Iraq, police and medics say. The attacks took place in areas with a high concentration of Shia Muslims - Kut, Mahmoudiya, Nasiriya and Basra.

Iraq has been hit by almost daily attacks, raising fears of a return to the worst levels of sectarian violence. Last month was the bloodiest in Iraq since June 2008, with 1,045 civilians and security officials killed.

According to the Associated Press news agency, police said the deadliest blasts took place in and near the central city of Kut, where two parked car bombs targeted an industrial area and a gathering of construction workers.

In Basra, twin car bombs in a busy street killed five people, police said. The second bomb is said to detonated as rescuers rushed to the scene of the initial blast.

No group has admitted carrying out the bombings, but tensions between the Shia Muslim majority, which leads the government, and minority Sunnis has been growing since last year.
Posted by: tipper || 06/16/2013 05:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under:


Gunmen kill election candidate in Iraq
Iraqi officials say gunmen have killed a provincial election candidate in a drive-by-shooting in a restive northern city. Ghazi was running on a ticket close to the Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

A police official said the attack on Muhanad Ghazi occurred Friday as he was walking home in the city of Mosul. A hospital official confirmed the death. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media.

Iraqi authorities earlier delayed the provincial council voting in two Sunni dominated provinces — Anbar and Ninevah — citing security concerns. The elections in these two provinces are due in June 20.

The attack came just a day after a failed assassination attempt on Ninevah governor, Atheel al-Nujaifi.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mohammed wasn't Elected was he? No, I thought not.

Moslems don't really "do" democratic elections. Turkey isn't too interested in Democracy. Syria either. Iran? There you get to "elect" old men in Turbans who just happen to be qualified as Ayatollahs. In Gaza and and places where "palestinians" gather you can elect the man with the gun to your head. And in Egypt you can elect a guy who shoots fast from the back of a Camel.

In London you can read poster signs that if you dare to insult Islam they insist you sincerely DESERVE to have your head cut off. Any Moslem country where they actually do hold elections that actually ARE elections?

if you have any questions ask Hussein. But he will claim he is the Messiah and you know your vote doesn't matter when it comes to a Messiah. Then they ignore your questions and target you as a troublemaking citizen who asks questions.

You didn't build that...Mohammed did.
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823 || 06/16/2013 7:50 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Iran Sends 4,000 Troops To Aid Syria's Assad
Another article is at YNet.
While the world awaits Russia's formal response to last week's US escalation in Syria (as Putin demonstratively arrived an hour late for talks on Syria with UK PM David Cameron) another country: Iran - fresh from an election in which moderate candidate Hassan Rohani became the new president - is taking matters into its own hands.

The Independent Reports that "a military decision has been taken in Iran -- even before last week's presidential election -- to send a first contingent of 4,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards to Syria to support President Bashar al-Assad's forces against the largely Sunni rebellion that has cost almost 100,000 lives in just over two years.

Iran is now fully committed to preserving Assad's regime, according to pro-Iranian sources which have been deeply involved in the Islamic Republic's security, even to the extent of proposing to open up a new 'Syrian' front on the Golan Heights against Israel."
Just more of the continuing, millennium-plus war between Sunnis and Shi'a...
Posted by: tipper || 06/16/2013 13:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [446 views] Top|| File under:

#1  These Shia sure stick together.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/16/2013 14:16 Comments || Top||

#2  Way to go Western leaders!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/16/2013 15:21 Comments || Top||

#3  Alright, so everyone say it along with me:

Ratcheting up the slaughter !
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2013 15:57 Comments || Top||

#4  Kerry kept waiting to see Lavrov. Putin late for meeting with Cameron. When will the waiters get the cajones to walk away saying nothing?
Posted by: irishrageboy || 06/16/2013 16:05 Comments || Top||

#5  Soodies have a lot of armour etc. Why don't they help? /sarc.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/16/2013 16:41 Comments || Top||

#6  Via?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/16/2013 17:20 Comments || Top||

#7  * I guess they could already be there, just now its official.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/16/2013 18:34 Comments || Top||

#8  "A military decision has been made in Iran" > read, EL SUPREMO = SUPREME AYATOLLAH KHAMENEI.

See also INDEPENDENT.UK > ONLY AN ALL-OUT WAR NOW CAN REMOVE ASSAD, ANYTHING LESS IS LIKE BEING "HALF-PREGNANT".
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/16/2013 19:35 Comments || Top||


More than 70 Syrian Officers Defect to Turkey
[An Nahar] More than 70 Syrian military officers have defected to the opposition and crossed into Turkey, an official there said on Saturday, as world leaders prepared to discuss the Syrian conflict at the G8 summit.

The defections followed a U.S. decision to give the rebels "military support" after Washington reviewed evidence showing the Syrian regime had used chemical weapons.

But Russia said the regime, which bombarded the outskirts of Damascus on Saturday, had no need to use chemical weapons because its forces were making steady advances on the ground.

The defection of 71 army officers and two coppers came over a period of 36 hours, the Turkish official told Agence La Belle France Presse.

The group included six generals and 22 colonels, the official added, and was the highest-level defection in months.
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [326 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Morsi Severs Relations with Syria
[An Nahar] Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi on Saturday announced the "definitive" severing of relations with war-torn Syria, which is suffering from more than two years of civil war.

Egypt "decided today to definitively break off relations with the current regime in Syria, to close that regime's embassy in Cairo and to recall Egypt's charge d'affaires" from Damascus, Morsi told thousands of Islamist supporters in a Cairo stadium for a "Support for Syria" rally.

Morsi also slammed Hizbullah's interference in the Syrian war.

"Egyptians stood by Hizbullah in 2006 and today we stand against the party for its involvement in the war against the people," he said.

The Egyptian president stressed: "We demand Hizbullah to leave Syria."
Posted by: Fred || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [346 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  so perhaps only a few days from Iran severing relations w Egypt
Posted by: lord garth || 06/16/2013 0:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Allan told him to.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/16/2013 2:51 Comments || Top||

#3  More like Mr. Your-Foreign-Aid-Source Obama, but we'll roll with it.
Posted by: Pappy || 06/16/2013 8:30 Comments || Top||

#4  Taqqiya, nothing to see here. Better check the arabic version of his speech.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/16/2013 10:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Over at the Independent, they're reporting that Iran is sending a 'first contingent' of 4,000 IRG to Syria in support of the supreme ophthalmologist.

Morsi is probably none too pleased that his rag-tag Broderbund jihadists there might actually have to face more professional troops.

Could get dicey for the O's foreign aid decision.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/16/2013 12:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Against this fearful background, the Palestinian tragedy continues.

Silver lining found in the last sentence.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/16/2013 12:14 Comments || Top||

#7  If Paradise descended on Earth, I think it's safe to bet the paleosteinian tragedy lifestyle would continue apace...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/16/2013 14:43 Comments || Top||

#8  Word, MM.
Posted by: Barbara || 06/16/2013 15:42 Comments || Top||

#9  Staying on the Sunni side of the street
Posted by: mojo || 06/16/2013 17:44 Comments || Top||


Syrian warplanes bomb rebels in Damascus
Syrian regime forces bombarded rebel positions in Damascus and its surroundings on Saturday with air raids and artillery fire, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

“Air raids targeted parts of Juba,” a neighbourhood on the eastern outskirts of the Syrian capital where rebel fighters and regime troops have battled for months.

Fighting was also reported around dawn on the outskirts of the Palestinian Yarmuk camp in southern Damascus, which also came under regime fire.

Outside of the capital, regime troops fired mortar shells at several areas including western Moadamiyat Al Sham, southern Sbeineh and the region of Wadi Barada, north-west of Damascus.
Posted by: Steve White || 06/16/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [340 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And Obama SAID he was going to do "something" about Syria.
But he didn't say what exactly. Maybe its a good thing when an American President is named Hussein.

You can expect things from a guy named that. You can expect him to take a Vacation for about 100 million and send his wife to tour the EU on your dime.

The positive side is that no matter who wins in Syria all the dead just happen to be Moslems. Go Hussein.
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823 || 06/16/2013 7:57 Comments || Top||

#2  Duplicate deleted. It wasn't any better the second time around.
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823 || 06/16/2013 7:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Having to bomb your own capitol city. That's "winning" in the Charlie Sheen sense of the word...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/16/2013 11:10 Comments || Top||

#4  What's between Syria & Iran?

"And we'll have fun, fun, fun till............"

Fill in the blank.
Posted by: AlanC || 06/16/2013 16:49 Comments || Top||



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