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Today's Pakaboom: 18 dead at Mardan funeral
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  In 1941, Faith Domergue began an on-off relationship with Howard Hughes. After she discovered that Hughes was also seeing Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Lana Turner, the couple broke up in 1943. She later wrote a book about her relationship with Hughes entitled My Life with Howard Hughes (1972).
Posted by: Au Auric || 06/18/2013 0:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Alana de la Garza[Filmography](age 37)



Trapped Design (Look for the Union Label)
Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 06/18/2013 1:28 Comments || Top||

#3  After she discovered that Hughes was also seeing Ava Gardner, Rita Hayworth, and Lana Turner, the couple broke up in 1943.

Absolute proof that women are selfish....

Posted by: Uncle Phester || 06/18/2013 8:28 Comments || Top||

#4  Attacked by Mutants in "This Island Earth"
Posted by: Muggsey Mussolini || 06/18/2013 12:00 Comments || Top||

#5  LOL Phester.... it is their way.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/18/2013 16:34 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghan police chief survives suicide attack
[Pak Daily Times] The police chief of Afghanistan's volatile Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province survived a suicide kaboom on Monday when his convoy was bombed in the city of Lashkar Gah, officials said. Nabi Ilham's armoured car was badly damaged by the early-morning kaboom in the picturesque provincial capital, and three of his guards were maimed. "At around 7am (0230 GMT) the motorcade was passing through the city. A suicide boom-mobile targeted it," Omar Zwak, the provincial governor's front man, told AFP. "The blast hit the second vehicle in the convoy and slightly hurt three of the guards. The police chief was unhurt." Militants have regularly targeted police and government officials as Afghan forces prepare to take over nationwide security from NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A cautionary tale of cost-benefit analysis....
-led international troops. Last Tuesday, a Taliban suicide boom-mobile killed 15 civilians outside the Supreme Court in Kabul.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [350 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Federal government troops take control of more towns in Hiran region.
[Shabelle] News from Baledweyne city, the capital of Hiran region confirm that the federal government troops gained control of some more districts in Hiran region after forcing out Alshabab militia.

Luq Jenow and Baro districts have fallen under the federal government troops peacefully after the militia group withdrew their forces out the 2 districts.

Eyewitness who contacted Shabelle radio station said that the government troops and AMISOM troops from Djibouti established bases in the two districts.

Large parts of Hiran region are still under Islamists but government officials in the region are currently extending efforts to retake Alshabab occupied districts.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Kenyan police kill suspected Shaboob in raid
[Shabelle] Kenyan police said on Monday they had rubbed out a suspected supporter of the Somali myrmidon group al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
during a shootout and said he had been plotting attacks in the country.

Kenya has suffered a series of grenade and gun attacks since it sent troops into neighbouring Somalia in October 2011 in pursuit of Death Eaters it blames for kidnapping security personnel and Western tourists from its territory.

The attacks, which have targeted the capital Nairobi, Kenya's Indian Ocean coastline and its frontier with Somalia, have rattled investors and tourists in east Africa's biggest economy.

Police shot the suspect, Kassim Omollo, after he defied orders to surrender during a dawn raid on a house in the port city of Mombasa and instead returned fire, senior police officer Thomas Sangut said.

Police confiscated a sniper lens, two grenades, an AK 47 rifle, a pistol, more than 200 rounds of ammunition and an assortment of improvised bombs at the property, Sangut said.

The suspect was an al-Shabaab trainer and bomb making expert whom police had been trailing for more than a year, police said.

"He has been changing residence all the time. Today we would trace him in Kenya, tomorrow we would hear he is in Somalia. He is the main man who has been behind the radicalising and training of Kenyan youth in Somalia," Sangut said.

"We had information that he had come back here to plan terrorist attacks in Mombasa and Nairobi," Sangut said.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [347 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Renewed clashes in Benghazi
[MAGHAREBIA] Libya's General National Congress on Sunday (June 16th) postponed the vote on a new president in the wake of another round of Benghazi festivities, Libya Herald reported.

The vote was postponed at the request of some Benghazi congressmen, according to the paper, who remain in the eastern city to deal with the security crisis.

The latest violence erupted in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday in Benghazi's al-Lithi district, not far from the city centre. Libyan Special Forces fought it out with rogue gunnies, leaving at least six soldiers dead and several injured.

An kaboom also occurred at the headquarters of the National Oil Corporation.

"Militias occupied the river road and aimed their heavy weapons at the camp of al-Saiqa," Salah Ashaba said. "We were in the Lithi neighbourhood, meaning between the two. They kept shooting until dawn and at this point, the al-Saiqa troops came like the shining sun of Benghazi and burnt the bats of darkness who fled into the old streets of Lithi."

Tarek Mohamed Sahati commented that "it seems unfortunately that Benghazi will be the scene of settling accounts these days, and this time between illegitimate militias and the legitimate National Army."

"To say that Libya is a state is a lie," said Ali Makhlouf, an Arabic language instructor. "The course of events this morning shows clearly that state structures are fragile. The second largest city in Libya is facing great risk in the form of fighting between legitimate forces and rogue ones, and the state is neutral and keeps silent."

Colonel Ali Shikhi, front man for the General Staff of the Libyan Army, said authorities had not yet identified who launched the pre-dawn assault.

"There were hundreds of them and they assaulted camps after midnight and in a very strange way. Whoever carries out this kind of activities wants to destabilise security and order and wants to force this city into chaos," the front man said.

"We are trying actively to identify them. We have the license plates of the cars they used and some pictures. The investigation will certainly uncover and identify the perpetrators," he said.

As for securing order in Benghazi, Shikhi said, "The plan is designed to enhance security and to secure military sites and important locations in the city of Benghazi and to continue protecting city exits and entrances."

"Orders were issued to reinforce these activities and to implement the plan. We will reinforce military units with weapons and troops and we will try to implement order with all our strength in the city of Benghazi," he noted.

Colonel Mohamed Sherif, head of the Joint Security Task Force in Benghazi, issued a statement saying authorities had apprehended one group but the investigation was still on-going.

Meanwhile Libyan Grand Mufti Sheikh Sadeq al-Ghariani called on people "to exercise responsibility; to exert wisdom, patience and restraint; and to protect their triumphant revolution."

"This is the time, O people of Benghazi, and O people of Libya, when you are most in need of a unified stand. Do not listen to calls for division. Do not listen to calls of regionalisation. Do not listen to sectarianism or tribalism," the mufti added.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [337 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
11 Dead in Attack on School, Soldiers
[An Nahar] Suspected Islamist Death Eaters have attacked a secondary school and military checkpoint in Nigeria's northeast, leaving 11 people dead including seven students, the military said Monday.

Details were sketchy and the information could not be independently confirmed. Mobile phone lines have been cut in much of the northeast since the start of a military offensive targeting Islamist Death Eater group Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
on May 15 and access to the area is limited.

The attackers were said to have stormed student living quarters on Sunday night in the city of Damaturu and shot sporadically, killing seven students and two teachers. Two forces of Evil were also killed, the military said.

A military checkpoint was also attacked and soldiers fought a five-hour shootout with the Death Eaters, leaving three soldiers maimed, said Lieutenant Eli Lazarus, a military front man in Yobe state, where Damaturu is located.

"Two teachers and two forces of Evil were killed during the separate attack, while seven innocent students bit the dust," he said in a statement.

"Three of the Boko Haram Death Eaters were incarcerated
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
and are presently in (military) custody."

The sequence of events was unclear, including whether the shootout occurred around the school or at the checkpoint. Lazarus could not be reached for further information.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [321 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

#1  I suggest the Nigerians counter it by gunning three madrassas and burning ten mosques for every Boko Haram attac.
Posted by: JFM || 06/18/2013 9:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Additional on the larger Nigerian CT effort.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2013 9:40 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Today's Pakaboom: 18 dead at Mardan funeral
[THEAUSTRALIAN.AU] A SUICIDE bombing at a funeral in northwest Pakistan has killed at least 18 people, including a provincial lawmaker, and wounded 50 others, police say.

The attack took place on Tuesday in Shergarh town in Mardan district, 145 kilometres northwest of Islamabad, during prayers for the owner of a local fuel station.

The blast, which police said appeared to target the politician, highlights the security challenges facing the new government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sworn in earlier this month after winning the May 11 general election.

Local police chief Tahir Ayub told AFP "the blast killed at least 18 people and wounded 50 others" and said it was a suicide attack.

Another local police official Abdul Samad Khan confirmed the toll, while another police official, Jaffer Khan, confirmed it was a suicide attack.

"The bomber came on foot and blew himself up near Imran Khan Mohmand, who seems to have been the target," Khan told AFP.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 10:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [825 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Ergonomic: they're already at the cemetery.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2013 13:46 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Syria asks IDF to hold fire as it battles rebels - Jerusalem Post
[June 9th]
The Syrian regime asked Israel not to fire on its tanks in the Golan Heights buffer zone between the two countries during Thursday's internecine fighting in the area, according to a report apparently by the United Nations peacekeeping troops on the Golan.

The Syrian armed forces were battling opposition troops who had briefly seized control of the Syrian side of the Quneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria.
Professional courtesy
Per the Pournelle Doctrine, the Israelis should just blow up every other Syrian tank...
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/18/2013 09:54 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [474 views] Top|| File under:

#1  So the IDF is helping the Hezzys'?

That will pay big rewards!

< /snark>
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 06/18/2013 12:02 Comments || Top||

#2  There is a general rule about not interrupting your enemies while they're killing each other. Sun Tsu or Tom Landry, I think.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/18/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#3  As long as the Syrians don't try shooting at the Israelis ...
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 06/18/2013 13:43 Comments || Top||

#4  Let Allan sort 'em out and save ammo at the sane time.
Posted by: twobyfour || 06/18/2013 14:16 Comments || Top||

#5  There is a general rule about not interrupting your enemies while they're killing each other Sun Tsu or Tom Landry, I think..
SteveS, don't overlook Napoleon Bonaparte
Posted by: tipper || 06/18/2013 16:09 Comments || Top||

#6  Bob Nyland or Coach Cota?
Posted by: Shipman || 06/18/2013 16:35 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm not worried - the Israelis will be careful, + iff Syria has malicious or hostile intentions the IDF has more than enough firepower + capability to deal wid it.

IMO what Tel Aviv is truly worried about is that widout Syrian preference for isolationism Israel + IDF will no longer be able to concentrate or focus on Egypt + the KSA, historically the two most MilPol aggressive Govts-States in the Arab League. THE THREAT OF A GENUINE, UNITED, SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-FRONT WAR, NOT HAPHAZARD, LOOMS FOR ISRAEL + IDF FOR THE FIRST TIME, + AT A TIME WHEN BOTH RADICAL ISLAM + THE ARAB-MUSLIM WORLD ARE INTERESTED IN PROCURING NUCLEAR WEAPONS PAR WID ISRAEL + US-WEST.

More impor, at a time when Israel may alleged have an alleged anti-Israeli POTUS in the US to support or cover its six.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 06/18/2013 19:29 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Muslim policeman gunned down in mosque in southern Thailand
A Muslim policeman was gunned down by a suspected terrorist militant while praying inside a mosque in Yala province on Monday evening.

Pol Sen Sgt Maj Abdulkarim Patalu was attending a routine evening prayer at a mosque in Raman district when an armed terrorist militant posing as an adherent, shot him three times in the head with a 9mm handgun. He then fled while others in the mosque looked on in horror.

Police blame southern separatists for the brutal murder.

Official: Terror suspect names leaders behind bombings, murders

A terror suspect now in custody, Sakariya Tohtayong, has implicated masterminds of the insurgency in the far South, a senior official said yesterday.

Sakariya gave useful testimony that may allow the authorities to solve many security cases, including bombings at a hotel and a shopping complex, the robbery of a security van carrying cash for a bank, and an attack on a grocery shop in which six people, including a baby, were killed.

Colonel Komkrit Rattanachaya, head of the 47th Paramilitary Regimental Taskforce, said, "His answers during the interrogation have allowed us to know who are the masterminds and who are members of the movement."

Sakariya was arrested in Pattani province early Saturday in an operation that saw security officials kill Ameen Dareng during a 15-minute gunfight. Both Sakariya and Ameen, 31, were wanted for alleged roles in many incidents.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Army Detains Palestinian Plotting 'Terrorist' Act in Sidon
[An Nahar] The Lebanese army intelligence tossed in the slammer
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
a Paleostinian national suspected of belonging to an bad turban group plotting to carry out a "terrorist act" in the southern portal city of Sidon.

According to al-Akhbar newspaper published on Monday, Mohammed A. H. was locked away
You have the right to remain silent...
while he was entering Ein el-Hellhole Paleostinian refugee camp.

The Paleostinian is a supporter of Salafist holy man Sheikh Ahmed al-Asir and he was said to be killed in battles in the Syrian town of Qusayr near the Lebanese border.

The suspect was detained over "links to an bad turban plotting to carry out a terrorist act in Sidon to create a sectarian strife," security sources told the newspaper.

The sources pointed out that "the group is recruiting several men to carry out the scheme."

Asir, the imam of Sidon's Bilal bin Rabah Mosque, announced in April the creation of the "Free Resistance Brigades," urging whoever is capable of heading to Syria to go there to aid "the oppressed" in Qusayr and Homs.

Asir's announcement was to protest Hizbullah's involvement in the neighboring country Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [357 views] Top|| File under: Salafists

#1  Palestinians: from Sderot to Camp Hood
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2013 7:38 Comments || Top||

#2  "...plots have I laid, inductions dangerous..."
Posted by: Muggsey Mussolini || 06/18/2013 15:58 Comments || Top||


Islamist Shoots Dead Fatah Member in Ain el-Hilweh
[An Nahar] A Fatah Movement member was rubbed out on Monday in the Ein el-Hellhole Paleostinian refugee camp near the southern city of Sidon, state-run National News Agency reported.

"Ahmed Saleh Shikhani, the bodyguard of Fatah Movement's Talal al-Ordoni, was rubbed out in the Ein el-Hellhole camp at the hands of Hussein al-Tawil, a member of the group of Fatah al-Islam
A Syrian-incubated al-Qaeda work-alike that they think can be turned off if no longer needed to keep the Lebanon pot stirred.
ex-official Bilal Bader," NNA said.

"The situation is tense in the camp and Paleostinian leaders are trying to contain the incident," the agency added.

Al-Jadeed television reported earlier that the clash was of a personal nature.

On May 19, a man was killed and two others were maimed in festivities between the Fatah Movement and Bilal Bader's group in Ein el-Hellhole's al-Sefsaf area.
Posted by: Fred || 06/18/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [443 views] Top|| File under: Fatah al-Islam

#1  Good.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/18/2013 4:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Why shoot a dead Fatah member? Waste of ammo.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 06/18/2013 11:22 Comments || Top||

#3  Just to make sure, Deacon.
Posted by: Glenmore || 06/18/2013 12:22 Comments || Top||

#4  How long do the Paleos have to live there before they stop calling it a "refugee camp"?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/18/2013 12:55 Comments || Top||

#5  "How long do the Paleos have to live there before they stop calling it a "refugee camp"?

The answer my fiend is booming in the wind, the answer is booming in the wind.

How many feet must one man loose, before he can finally die?

The answer my fiend is booming in the wind, the answer is booming in the wind.

And how many moles will it take to die in the dirt until they finally see sky?

The answer my fiend is booming in the wind, the answer is booming in the wind.

/Cory and the Bulldozer Song.
Posted by: Shipman || 06/18/2013 16:45 Comments || Top||

#6  I guess sorta figured something like that.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 06/18/2013 18:49 Comments || Top||

#7  "Three in the head, you know they're dead."
Posted by: mojo || 06/18/2013 21:22 Comments || Top||



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Tue 2013-06-18
  Today's Pakaboom: 18 dead at Mardan funeral
Mon 2013-06-17
  LeJ claims twin attacks
Sun 2013-06-16
  Double blasts kill 25 in Pakistan
Sat 2013-06-15
  Mali's Tuareg rebels ready to sign peace deal
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  Mortars Fired at Damascus Airport, Delay 3 Flights
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  Bombs and battles hit northern Iraq, more than 70 dead
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  Syria Islamists Execute Youth in Front of Family
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