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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [322 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Happy Birthday/Daily Gam Shot

Angie Everhart aka Gabriella in "Mad Dog Time" SI Swimsuit Model 1991-1995 (age 41)

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 09/07/2010 2:29 Comments || Top||

Between April and July SpecOps killed nearly 400 Taliban Leaders
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 00:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "The graveyards are full of indispensable men" was never so true...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/07/2010 8:31 Comments || Top||

#2  "Smiert Talibana?" Catchy ring to it.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 09/07/2010 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  rapid promotion opportunities
Posted by: Frank G || 09/07/2010 10:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Long term public sector pension benefits are not a problem there. Keeping shop stewards however is a bit iffy.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/07/2010 11:55 Comments || Top||

#5  Throw in some ISI and we might be getting somewhere.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/07/2010 12:20 Comments || Top||

#6  How many 'leaders' can the Taliban have? Surely we're stretching the term a bit by now.

Cutting off the head. At the knees.

Posted by: Bulldog || 09/07/2010 12:27 Comments || Top||

#7  #5: Throw in some ISI and we might be getting somewhere. Posted by: Iblis|| 2010-09-07 12:20

Begin with President 10% and work down. Using nukes will do.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 09/07/2010 14:32 Comments || Top||

#8  "New. World. Record!"
Posted by: mojo || 09/07/2010 14:36 Comments || Top||

#9  So do they like run a raffle or some thing for the next leader? Or do they pick the guy that has abused the most women and children?
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 15:11 Comments || Top||

#10  They have probably switched over to promoting the guy they hate the most.
Posted by: gorb || 09/07/2010 15:14 Comments || Top||

#11  According to the article, Talibs are refusing promotions because of the risk, leaving positions unfilled... no doubt separate from people not getting trained fast enough to be capable of filling the positions.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/07/2010 16:50 Comments || Top||

#12  They must be hurting, because the only people they have managed to send here to do damage have been stopped by citizen's beatdowns. They are not very smart.
Posted by: Mizzou Mafia || 09/07/2010 17:36 Comments || Top||

#13  Briefs well, but unfortunately we will never win a war of attrition. Too damn many of the buggers. Key terrain and 'Lines of Communication' (LOC) must be taken and HELD by someone who isn't afraid to fight to keep them. Otherwise, when you leave the bad guys just migrate back in and the entire process begins anew.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 17:59 Comments || Top||

#14  Exactly, Besoeker. That concept is something that Obama does NOT understand.
Mostly because it is a military concept, and he doesn't do military.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/07/2010 18:22 Comments || Top||

#15  How many 'leaders' can the Taliban have?

A goodly number, given that the country a) is almost totally decentralized, and b) has over 70 million people, and c) has attracted huge numbers of jihadis from around the world.

If even 1% of the Afghan population are talibani, then you have a decentralized organization of ca 70,000. A span of control of 1:14 for each taliban leader would equate to 5,000 leaders-- and this doesn't include the foreign taliban elements.
Posted by: lex || 09/07/2010 18:23 Comments || Top||

#16  How many 'leaders' can the Taliban have?

Literally thousands being born every minute, in about 12 different countries hostile to the United States. I won't waste your time, you can easily name them. Next question please.

"We will defeat you through the bellies of our women."
Author unknown.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 18:28 Comments || Top||

Bahrain to reassert state control over mosques
[Al Arabiya] Bahrain has decided to reassert state control over the kingdom's mosques after charging Shiite opposition activists with plotting to overthrow the Sunni government, official media reported on Monday.

"Regaining control of the pulpits so they are not hostage to incompetent politicians or clerics who have lost their way... is the starting point for developing a sound religious orientation," Crown Prince Salman said in comments carried by the official BNA news agency.

Prime Minister Sheikh Khalifa bin Salman al-Khalifa said the government would ensure that places of worship are run by those who promote "the values of tolerance and moderation," BNA said.

The two officials' comments came in messages addressed to King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on Sunday, a day after prosecutors pressed terrorism charges against the Shiite activists, raising tension in the run-up to an Oct. 23 general election.

According to a charge sheet released on Saturday, the 23 activists -- 10 of them prominent opposition figures -- stand accused of "undermining national security." Two of them, who live in London, are being tried in absentia.

Most of the suspects are members of Haq -- the Movement of Liberties and Democracy -- a Shiite group which rejected as inadequate reforms intended to put an end to Shiite-led unrest that rocked the 35-island archipelago through the 1990s.

Those reforms, enshrined in a 2002 charter, converted the emirate into a constitutional monarchy but Haq boycotted parliamentary elections in 2006 and intends to do the same next month.

The arrests have raised tensions between the government and the mainstream Shiite opposition which took part in the 2006 election, winning 17 of the 40 seats in parliament.

Sheikh Ali Salman, leader of the Islamic National Accord Association, warned last month that they would "lead to more protests."

He mocked the authorities' accusations against those arrested saying they could not have all belonged to a single secret organization as they had different opinions.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Probably legit in Islamic terms since "church" and state are supposed to be inseparable.
Posted by: Bob Flusoling9156 || 09/07/2010 15:37 Comments || Top||

Caribbean-Latin America
Nuevo Leon: 2 Cop Shops Attacked by Hand Grenades
Google Translate from a variety of Mexican web sources. For a map, click here.
Police facilities in Sabina Hidalgo and Monterrey, Nuevo Leon were attacked with hand grenades, according to Mexican news reports.

The Agencia Estatal de Investigaciones (AEI) facility on Calle Gonzalitos in southern Monterrey was hit by a hand grenade at about 2200 hrs Friday night. No one was reported hurt in the attack.

The grenade detonated in the middle of Calle Gonzalitos, damaging he pavement. The street was closed for an hour.

Meanwhile in Sabinas Hidalgo, halfway between Monterrey and Reynosa, Tamaulipas, unknown armed suspects threw two grenades at the police station early Monday morning.

One grenade exploded near the front entrance of the building while the other exploded in the courtyard of the facility. The offices of the Procuraduria General de la Republica housed nearby was damaged and limited to broken windows and a damaged wall.

The last grenade attack on police facilities in Sabinas Hidalgo took place last August 27.

The last grenade attack on police facilities in Monterrey took place August 28.

No one was reported hurt in either of those attacks as well.
Posted by: badanov || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [305 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I take it the Burg has upgraded the Mexican cartels to terrorists since this is in WoT? I mean they appear to have some connections to terrorist organizations and they certainly act like terrorists. I'm just curious.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 15:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Itake it the Burg has upgraded the Mexican cartels to terrorists since this is in WoT?

Connected to groups waging war to establish the Caliphate, miscellaneous. But also, an equivalent threat to to our liberty for the foreseeable future.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/07/2010 17:00 Comments || Top||

More Mexican Mayhem
17 Die in Northern Mexico

A total of 17 individuals were killed in ongoing drug and gang related violence in northern Mexican states including a married couple shot in an home invasion in Juarez, Chihuahua, and an armed robber shot while trying to elude police in Torreon, Coahuila.

For a map, click here.
  • Two unidentified men were murdered in two separate crimes in Juarez, Chihuahua, Sunday according to the Mexican dailyLa Polaka. The first victim was found on Kilometer 25 on the Juarez-Casa Grande highway, where he has been severely beaten to death. The second crime took place near the intersection of calles Zaragoza and Jose Sanchez in the Juarez Nuevo district. Sergio Dominguez Juarez was shot nine times with a 9mm weapon.

  • A woman in her 20s was found dead in an abandoned car in Chihuahua, Chihuahua Sunday afternoon, say Mexican news reports. Beatriz Elena Gaxiola Reichel, 27, was found near the intersection of calles Garcia Salinas and Eucalipto in the Granjas district. She had been reported missing the Friday before.

  • Three unidentified young women were murdered Sunday in Juarez in
    two separate crimes, according to the Mexican daily La Polaka. One woman in her early 20s was found shot to death on calle Fernando Borreguero near the Parque Omega. Two women in their 20s were found shot to death near the intersection of calle Allende and the Viaduct in the Aldama district.

  • An unidentified man was shot to death in Juarez at noon Monday, according to Mexican press reports. The attack took place near the intersection of calles Sorgo and Linaza in the Angel Trias district where the victim and an assistant were washing the victim's car. A group of armed suspect shot the pair killing one and wounding the other. Investigators at the scene found spent cartridge casings from two different firearms.

  • An unidentified married couple were shot to death in Juarez Monday afternoon, according to Mexican news sources. The attack took place near the intersection of calles Rio de la Plata and Avenida Lopez Mateos in the Cordova Americas district, where armed suspects dismounting from a Toyota Tundra broke into the home and shot the couple to death. Their two year old daughter was not harmed in the shooting.

  • Three unidentified individuals were found shot to death early Wednesday mooring in Nogales, Sonora, according to Mexican news reports. The discovery was made on Calles Bustamente near an industrial facility and kindergarten where police were alerted to go by an anonymous tip. Police found dozens of spent cartridge casings at the scene.

  • One armed suspect was killed, and a second wounded and arrested in an armed robbery in Torreon, Coahula Sunday afternoon, according to Mexican news accounts. Coahuila state police intercepted the suspects who fled after holding up a business called El Naranjal in a Nissan sedan. The suspects fired on the police who then returned fire near the intersection of calle Prolongación Colón and calle Treviño in the Antigua Aceitera district. One unidentified suspect was hit by gunfire, so apparently the standoff ended with his and his accomplice's arrest. The wounded suspect died on the way to eceiving medical attention. In the Nissan sedan police found three weapons and an amount of cash.

  • An unidentified man was found dead in Torreon Sunday afternoon, say Mexican news accounts. The victim was in a state of decomposition when he was found near the intersection of Bulevar Revolución and Calle 21st. Reports do not say how the victim died.

  • A young gang member assisting 15 of his fellow gang members in attacking and robbing a man died of a stab wound Saturday evening, say Mexican news accounts. The accused in the killing, Pedro Garcia Lucio, 35, was quoted saying he was only defending himself in the attack. Luis Alberto Medrano Carrillo, "The Louse", 29, died of wounds he received when he and 15 other young men attacked and robbed Lucio Saturday night near the intersection of calles Kuwait and Golfo Persico in the Nueva Jerusalen district. Medrana Carrillio was stabbed in the neck and died a short time later.

  • Two men were shot to death and four other members a family were wounded by a detachment of the Mexican Army in Monterrey early Monday morning, say Mexican press accounts. Reports say the family riding aboard a Chevrolet Malibu ran a stop sign near the intersection of the Monterrey-Laredo highway, between the Libramiento Noreste and the highway to Santa Rosa in the Apodaca municipality. Failing to stop when signalled, the car apparently ran prompting a chase and soliders to fire on the vehicle. All six passengers were hit by gunfire from the army.
Posted by: badanov || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [307 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Are you guys sure this stuff is going on? I mean, I don't see a word in the local Daily Fishwrap. Haven't listened to National People's Radio (NPR) in a coon's age, so no idea what their take on it is. Heck, I'm not even sure if Mexico is a real country.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/07/2010 16:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Are you guys sure this stuff is going on? I mean, I don't see a word in the local Daily Fishwrap. Haven't listened to National People's Radio (NPR) in a coon's age, so no idea what their take on it is. Heck, I'm not even sure if Mexico is a real country.

Mexican journalism, especially in Chihuahua is vigorous and diligent, and the press in Juarez does a magnificent job considering they are in the middle of a shooting gallery.

You can check it if you want. If La Polaka doesn't have it, El Diario will, and if El Diario and La Polaka doesn't have it, Tiempo will. There are two other dailies in Juarez I can check for crime news including El Mexicano, but I have learned over time, it is unnecessary. Most of these three have the news, sometimes redacted in favor of print production, sometimes with photos we can't use, but they almost always mutually support each other in the news they publish.

That this kind of news doesn't appear in the US is certainly not the fault of Mexican journalism. If Mexican's journalistic brothers in the Estados Unidos chose to ignore the slaughter, that is certainly their right.
Posted by: badanov || 09/07/2010 19:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Bad, I think Steve was being sarcastic. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 09/07/2010 19:45 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Bomb blast wounds 7 in Tajikistan nightclub
[Pak Daily Times] A bomb exploded in a nightclub in Tajikistan's capital Dushanbe overnight, wounding seven people, security sources in the Central Asian republic said on Monday.

Two high-ranking sources within the security services said they had jugged two radical Islamists in connection with the kaboom, which followed an attack on Friday by suicide car bombers on a cop shoppe in another part of the country.

The National Committee for State Security, Tajikistan's successor to the Soviet-era KGB, said in a statement the kaboom was an act of hooliganism involving pyrotechnics, and was not a terrorist act. Nobody was killed in the blast. Central Asian governments are clamping down on what they see as religious extremism in the predominantly Mohammedan but secular former Soviet region. Police detained two men shortly after the kaboom, which occurred at midnight local time (1900 GMT) in the Dusti nightclub in a suburb of Dushanbe, frequented mainly by locals.

"An explosive device was detonated in the nightclub with the aim of spreading fear. Young, religious people were responsible, two of whom have been detained," a source within Tajikistan's security services said, speaking on condition of anonymity. A second source also said young Islamists were to blame.

"The device was placed beneath a table in the nightclub. But the kaboom was small and did not have serious consequences in terms of human victims," the second source said. Authorities in Tajikistan, which shares a porous 1,340-km border with Afghanistan, are worried about what they see as the threat of growing radicalism following a rise in clashes between security forces and armed gangs.

Tajik authorities frequently arrest and jail members of Mohammedan movements not endorsed by the government, describing them as Islamic fascisti intent on overthrowing the government. More than 100 members of banned organisations have been jailed this year. In Friday's attack, suicide car bombers killed two police officers and maimed 25 at a cop shoppe in Tajikistan's second-largest Khujand city.

Preident Imomali Rakhmon has led Tajikistan since 1992 and spent the first five years of his rule fighting a civil war against an alliance of religious and democratic groups.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

19 killed in Lakki Marwat suicide attack
[Pak Daily Times] A boomer rammed his car bomb into the Lakki city cop shoppe in Lakki Marwat district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly NWFP, aka Terrorism Central on Monday, killing 19 people, including nine coppers and three students, senior officials and police said.

"The minion of Evil rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the rear wall of the cop shoppe at 7am, which was reportedly housing an estimated 40 to 50 coppers at the time, resulting in killing 19 people and maiming 34 others," Lakki Marwat District Coordination Officer (DCO) Ayaz Mandokhel told Daily Times.

The DCO said the attacker chose the rear wall of the police station as the target because the front and sidewalls were heavily guarded and two trenches had been dug on either sides of the post to save it from a possible terrorist attack.

Mandokhel said that recently, security forces had killed a Taliban commander in the area and the Taliban had issued a warning to the local police that they would soon take Dire Revenge™ for the death of their companion.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistain grabbed credit for the attack and warned the government not to use lashkars to fight the group. "After the police, we will attack those active in forming anti-Taliban lashkars if they have not given up their activities," TTP front man Ahsanullah Ahsan told AP.
This article starring:
Ahsanullah AhsanTTP
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [712 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Panic grips Lahore after 2 low-intensity explosions
[Pak Daily Times] Panic gripped the Township locality in south of the city when two low-intensity roadside bombs exploded midnight on Monday.

The first bomb exploded near the house of Deputy Superintendent of Police (Legal) Afzal Hussain at A1 Block, slightly damaging a car, which had been parked outside his house, but injuring no one. According to Hussain's son Ali Afzal, all his family members were safe. The second device exploded near the office of the Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS) in C Block. Some eyewitnesses claimed two suspects, who were riding a cycle of violence, had thrown the device that exploded with a deafening sound. No one was injured in the blast, they said.

Police and BDS officials reached the places of incidents soon after the kabooms and collected evidence.

According to Saddar Division Superintendent of Police (SP) Zeeshan Asghar, both blasts were of low-intensity and improvised. However,
The infamous However...
he said police had launched a search operation to arrest the suspected forces of Evil and they would arrest them soon. He said the police and BDS teams were combing the area to purge it of any possible explosive device.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [314 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

Taliban bomb girls' school near Peshawar
[Pak Daily Times] The Pak Taliban bombed another government girls' high school in the Landi Arbab area of Beautiful Downtown Peshawar on Monday, police and local residents said. Local residents told Daily Times that gun-hung tough guys planted the explosives around the school during scheduled power outages, which had exploded at 2am. According to police officials, the blast damaged the walls and windows of the school but the institution's watchman remained safe.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, formerly NWFP, aka Terrorism Central Education Minister Sardar Hussain Babak said that the number of schools destroyed due to the massive floods and terrorist attacks had risen to 2,000 and Rs 5 billion would be required for their reconstruction. Babak said that the floods had damaged around 900 schools in the province out of which 226 had been completely destroyed. The provincial education minister said that around 1,000 schools had been destroyed due to terrorist attacks. He said that more than 50 percent of the flood affectees who had taken refuge in government schools had returned to their homes.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  Isn't this SOP for the Taliban? I mean you start to teach women and they might get ideas or some thing.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 16:37 Comments || Top||

Three killed as troops fire on protesters in IHK
[Pak Daily Times] Indian police opened fire on hundreds of stone-throwing protesters on Monday demonstrating against New Delhi's rule, killing three people and wounding at least 17 other demonstrators in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK), police and witnesses said. The fresh violence comes when New Delhi was trying to respond to the biggest anti-India demonstrations that have killed 66 people in the disputed region. Three people, including a 17-year-old boy, were killed when government forces fired live ammunition to disperse protesters in Palhalan, a village north of IHK's capital Srinagar, said a police officer on condition of anonymity. Local residents said there was no clash with the troops, but soldiers fired when the protesters refused to disperse. The state government has ordered a probe into the shooting incident. "A clash had occurred near a highway in the morning and much after that we were peacefully protesting in the village," said resident Merajuddin. Later, as news of the shooting spread, thousands of people from Palhalan and neighbouring villages, chanting "Go India, go back" and "We want freedom", marched to a nearby highway and blocked it.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under:

Jundullah, the new al Qaeda
[Pak Daily Times] Investigations by Daily Times have revealed serious concerns, as according to one official, the peace in Karachi is under "imminent threat" from the newly re-organised Jundallah, which has been working in the city since 2003.
This is apparently a different Jundullah from the one targeting Iran from Balochistan...
An intelligence official who had been on a hunt went as far as to claim, "Jundullah is the new al Qaeda in Pakistain."

Daily Times can confirm, while talking to various sources including krazed killer commanders, that the attacks in Lahore, which killed 35 people and injured at least 250, was not just a case of sectarian violence, but was planned and executed by sub-contractors of al Qaeda to spread the insurgency to urban areas of Pakistain where, according to one official, "the new Jundullah and old LeJ were used".

Previously, Daily Times was the first publication to report the new al Qaeda and TTP strategy to open new fronts inside urban areas of Pakistain to bring the war to "A areas of Pakistain" and divide the army's effort to curtail these elements in FATA.

Jundullah was founded originally by Jamaat-e-Islami's student wings and Karachi University's student of Statistics, Attaur Rehman, who was jugged in June 2004 on charge of criminal masterminding a series of terrorist attacks in Karachi and targeting security forces and government installations. The eldest son of a local businessman, he grew up in a middle-class neighbourhood in Karachi and worked actively for the Jamaat-e-Islami.

Rehman told his interrogators that he formed Jundullah after the arrest of top al Qaeda operatives in March, 2003, including Khalid Sheikh Mohammad -- the criminal mastermind of 9/11. Jundullah later attacked Karachi Corps Commander General Ahsan Saleem Hayat, bombed a US Consulate and carried out a series of terrorist attacks, including last year's triple bombings in an Ashura procession in Karachi.

A top intelligence chief explained, "So dangerous is Jundullah that they targeted two intelligence bureau officials who solved the Nishtar Park bombing."

Daily Times can also reveal that the recent attack on Shia mourners in Karachi was also the work of Jundullah, who deliberately targeted the mourners at a spot where most of the shops were owned by Pashtuns, but due to good coordination between the administration, Rangers and local Shia leaders "another Bori Bazar fiasco was averted".

On July 3, 2004, the Karachi police jugged two men after the cell phone numbers of two doctors were found in Rehman's mobile phone memory. Dr Akmal Waheed and Dr Arshad Waheed were suspected of assisting wanted Islamic fascisti to escape from authorities and providing medical treatment to three runaways, Abu Massab, Gul Hasan and Qassamal Sani, who were maimed in the attempt on Gen Hayat's life.

Their arrest was kept secret for a while, which caused their family to believe that they were kidnapped for ransom.

The arrest of the Waheed brothers was made public on July 13, 2004.

Police also found out that the Waheed brothers had also treated Shahzad Bajwa, alias Abdullah, the deputy of Attaur Rehman after he sustained injuries on March 19, the same year during an attack on a mobile van of the Pakistain Rangers at Bismillah Taqi Hospital in Karachi.

The authorities claimed, "The car recovered from the accused Akmal and Arshad Waheed was the one that was hired by Rehman and which later on remained in the group's use."

Rehman had confessed that Akmal and Arshad had close links to him and were extending help by all means, the police front man said, adding that both men were active JI members and were associated with the JI's medical wing, the Pakistain Islamic Medical Association. He said they were providing active medical treatment and shelter to top al Qaeda runaways and had been suspected of treating Osama Bin Laden's kidneys as well.

Both doctors were eventually acquitted on July 11, 2006 in an appeals court. Following his acquittal, Arshad shifted his activity to South Wazoo and ran a clinic in Wana. Arshad was allegedly killed in a US missile attack in the area.

Later, interestingly, al Qaeda's media wing, Al-Sahab Media Foundation, released a third part of a series of videos entitled 'The Protectors of the Sanctuary'. This was also the first time that al Qaeda used Urdu in there video instead of Arabic. The 40-minute compilation video commemorates Dr Arshad Waheed.

A Western diplomat concluded, "The LeJ is basically Jundullah who had not only formed ideological links with al Qaeda but is protecting al Qaeda in urban areas."
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [328 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Karachi is in Sindh, and most Sindhis would gladly make war against Jamaat-i-Islami jihadis. In fact, the largest Sindh party - the MSM - has a policy favoring abolishment of the JI as a terrorist group (which it is). In addition, a majority of Punjabis would happily wage a dirty war against the JI. What stops them? American governments insist on working for inclusion of JI elements in the democratic process, even though the JI founder - Maulani Maududi - found that democracy "seizes sovereignty from allah."

By the way, Jamaat-i-Islami (Islamic Society) runs both the Islamic Society of North America and the Islamic Circle of NA, from their Peshawar base. And...the ISNA receives and has received millions of dollars from the State Dept for "consultation on islamic affairs."

If the JI, etc were declared terrorist organizations, then the slaughter of same - which should have commenced in mid September of 2001 - can at long last begin.

If America is ever destroyed, the conditions of same will be: the last US President will be some short sighted goof who chimped about "democratic values," in face of an enemy that needs to die rather than vote.

Prediction: wheel spinning ad nauseum, and endless rhetorical spew.
Posted by: Unoger Peacock4349 || 09/07/2010 18:21 Comments || Top||

Iraqi troops under spotlight as bombers kill 12
[Al Arabiya] Iraqi security forces were under the spotlight Monday after a coordinated suicide kaboom on an army complex killed 12 people, with U.S. troops among those who fired back in a bid to repel the operation.

American involvement in the response to Sunday's attack was the first reported such engagement for U.S. forces in Storied Baghdad since they declared an official end to combat operations in Iraq five days ago.

The morning attack targeted Rusafa military command headquarters, which only three weeks ago was hit by a massive suicide kaboom that killed dozens of young men preparing to sign up.

Sunday's kaboom was the biggest to hit Baghdad since the recruitment center attack, and it came four days after U.S. forces officially transformed their role in Iraq from a combat mission to "advise and assist" operations, with fewer than 50,000 U.S. troops now stationed here.

Accounts varied between witnesses and U.S. and Iraqi security forces, but the capital's security command said five boomers had approached the compound in a minibus.

US troops in action
One was fired upon as he got out of the vehicle and his boom jacket detonated, Baghdad operations command said in a statement.

Two others fled to a nearby building, while the remaining two drove the vehicle towards soldiers, setting off their payload before they could be stopped.

Lieutenant Colonel Eric Bloom said a team of U.S. military advisers is stationed at the complex, and when the attack came its security team provided "suppressive fire" against a building where the two Orcs and similar vermin were hiding.

"The team was there, and there was a small security element with them, and they did provide suppressive fire," Bloom told AFP.

"They provided suppressive fire while the Iraqi army got into position to go in (to the building). There was some return fire -- the Orcs and similar vermin were firing down into the compound."

"It went on for mere minutes, it was over very quickly."

He added that the Orcs and similar vermin detonated their boom jackets before Iraqi soldiers could capture them.

Under the terms of a bilateral security pact, American soldiers are allowed to return fire in self-defense, and take part in operations if requested by their Iraqi counterparts.

Baghdad operations command, which is also based at the complex that was attacked, put the toll at 12 dead and 36 maimed. It was unclear how many of the victims were soldiers.

Bloom could not say how many U.S. soldiers were involved in the incident, but said none was maimed. He added that the U.S. military had provided bomb disposal support as well as surveillance with drones and Apache helicopters.

"I was waiting with three of my colleagues near an armored car (when the attack occurred)," a policeman told AFP on condition of anonymity from Baghdad's Medical City hospital, slumped against the wall of the emergency room with bandages covering gunshot wounds to both of his legs.

"I was shot in two places, and I tried to hide behind the car. When I looked for my colleagues again, they were not there -- all I saw was blood and the vests that they had set aside."

The policeman, visibly shaken, added that the vehicle that exploded was a red car that passed through a preliminary search before exploding at a second checkpoint.

The largest blast sent plumes of smoke into the skies over the capital, with nervous soldiers frisking any civilians who crossed Bab al-Muatham bridge, which connects the west side of Baghdad to Rusafa in the east.

The kaboom caused extensive damage to nearby buildings and Dr Adil Saloom, director of the hospital's emergency department, said 20 patients had been treated.

The Rusafa headquarters, responsible for security on the eastern side of Baghdad, was being used as an army recruitment center on Aug. 17 when a boomer detonated his payload, killing 59 people.

The apparent spike in violence -- July was Iraq's deadliest month in more than two years -- comes amid a political impasse in which no new government has been formed since a general election in March.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [292 views] Top|| File under:

Trial of 24 Al-Qaida Members Concluded
[An Nahar] The military court has concluded the trial of 24 al-Qaida members known as the "Bar Elias ring."
The suspects, who were arrested in east Lebanon's city of Zahle in 2007, include a Saudi, five Syrians, one Palestinian and two men from Argentine.

They were charged with forming an armed gang in an effort to carry out terrorist acts during the battle in Nahr al-Bared and the purchase of a typewriter and computer to forge identities, driving licenses and passports as well as smuggling foreigners between Lebanon and Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [387 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  Conclusion of the trial? I wonder what the outcome was?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/07/2010 16:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Is this supposed to the the veneer of, "Look, we're fighting terrorism too! Support it, pish-posh, nope, not us. Look, we're trying the badguys aren't we?"
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 16:35 Comments || Top||

Israeli Army Video Shows Hizbullah Allegedly Removing Arms from Shehabiyeh Blast Site
[An Nahar] Video footage released by the Israeli army on Sunday of a suspected Hizbullah arms cache, which accidentally exploded last week, shows people removing long-range rockets from the structure and transferring them to other locations.
Several kabooms were heard at the three-storey building in the southern town of Shehabiyeh on Friday.

The Israeli army "immediately dispatched an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to film the scene and defense officials said that the home was previously known to Israel as a significant arms cache used by Hizbullah fighters in the area," the Jerusalem Post said Monday.

It said the footage shows a pillar of smoke rising from the home as people, likely Hizbullah operatives, cordon off the street below and prevent Lebanese soldiers from approaching the scene of the blast.

In addition, the footage shows a canvas sheet spread out atop part of the roof, likely to cover up the crater caused by the kaboom, the newspaper said.

Despite the broad daylight, Hizbullah began evacuating some of the weaponry from the site, including 107 and 122 mm rockets, according to the Post.

Hizbullah continued to empty the building of its rockets at night, it said. Some of them were taken to nearby homes and others to a mosque in Nabatiyeh, according to the Israeli army footage.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [398 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  The Israelis need a systematic approach. Once they identify a Hezbollah arms cache with W Band radar from an aircraft that can look through the roof, then map the cache, and send out a sniper with a .50 cal with incendiary rounds.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 09/07/2010 10:01 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe they are doing that now...
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/07/2010 10:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Real bummer when all or your mosque's storage spaces are filled up and you have to out sourcing to houses. Funny how once again it is shown that the Lebanese army is nothing but a cat's paw for Hizbullah. They could even get in to check out the cache for damage. Of course knowing the L. army, they are probably more worried about what they gave Hizbullah going to waste.
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 15:21 Comments || Top||

#4  A more systematic approach would be calling in a artillery barrage when they are moving rockets.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/07/2010 19:41 Comments || Top||

84 Charged over Borj Abi Haidar Battles
[An Nahar] Eighty-four people have been charged in connection with last month's bloody street battles in Beirut's Borj Abi Haidra neighborhood between the Hezbullies and Al-Ahbash, a pro-Syrian Sunni faction.

State-run National News Agency on Monday said 22 of those charged are in custody and that Lebanese authorities were seeking to detain the remaining 62. Justice Minister Ibrahim Najjar said in a statement earlier Monday that the 22 suspects in custody "have been charged with murder, attempted murder, incitement to sectarian strife, arson and the possession of weapons and explosives."

Najjar said the 22 detainees have been referred to the military investigating judge for prosecution.

The statement said military police had interrogated 52 people "of different affiliations" before taking the 22 into custody.

A dispute over a parking space Aug.24 quickly developed into deadly clashes with machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

Three people were killed including Hizbullah official and his bodyguard and an Ahbash member.

The fighting again put widespread arms in Beirut in the limelight and raised fears of a repeat of May 2008, when Hizbullah and its allies seized west Beirut. At least 100 people were killed in the week-long street battles.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [302 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

"Members Only"
In an effort to keep copyright trolls from overrunning the Burg (and gobbling up all the money in sight) I've cut the display on archived material -- consisting of anything that's not the current day -- to only the headlines and comments if you're not a regular poster or an editor.

I hated to do this, because I know there are people and organizations that use the Burg as a research tool. That's what it's designed and built for, after all. But there are at least two copyright mining operations working now and no guarantee there won't be more in the future. Even if a suit is frivolous you still have to defend or you lose by default.

I've instituted the "Members" category to allow non-posting researchers and regular non-posters access to our content. Membership doesn't cost anything, there's no spam list, and there's no obligation. Submit a blank comment to set your cookie and all should be back to normal, but only for us.

Not them.

Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 12:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [618 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good for you Fred.....

I was also going to suggest that you run a PHP script using Grep....that would replace common terms with rantburg acronyms....e.g. WOT for war on terror. This would not ruin the experience for most readers, but would help confuse the machine spiders from the greedy soul suckers.
Posted by: valley Forge || 09/07/2010 13:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Assholes.

Keep up the good Fred and we'll keep donating.
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/07/2010 13:36 Comments || Top||

#3  But there are at least two copyright mining operations

I know about 'Righthaven'. What's the other one?
Posted by: DMFD || 09/07/2010 13:42 Comments || Top||

#4  So do we have to sign-up, login, or some thing?
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 15:10 Comments || Top||

#5  If you can see only headlines and comments for articles prior to today send me an email with your nic and I'll add you to the list. I'm trying to make it transparent.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 15:31 Comments || Top||

#6  But, but... all GolfBravoUSMC's posts? gone?

Posted by: Zorba Sherert1405 || 09/07/2010 15:36 Comments || Top||

#7  I can see GB-USMC's posts, so I guess that means I'm in the clear?
Posted by: miscellaneous || 09/07/2010 16:36 Comments || Top||

#8  here is my blank post ... oops.
Posted by: jim murray || 09/07/2010 17:02 Comments || Top||

#9  Haven't posted in a while....
Posted by: Mark E. || 09/07/2010 17:21 Comments || Top||

#10  Sorry you had to do that, Fred.

We really do appreciate all that you do. I've got a tickler on my e-mail calendar for the 31st and 15th so I don't forget to add you when I'm paying bills. ;-p
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut || 09/07/2010 18:03 Comments || Top||

#11  I posted a blank comment - afraid I can't see the archived stuff either ... and your email addy is hidden somewhere where I can't find it. (sob!)
Posted by: Sgt.Mom || 09/07/2010 18:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Sorry to hear about this. Best of luck.
Posted by: Skunky Angeack7024 || 09/07/2010 18:39 Comments || Top||

#13  I'll add you as soon as I'm finished with dinner.
Posted by: Fred || 09/07/2010 18:40 Comments || Top||

#14  Do we get "Members Only" jackets?
Posted by: DarthVader || 09/07/2010 18:57 Comments || Top||

#15  Discounts?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 19:08 Comments || Top||

#16  in a reverse Groucho-moment, would you good people want to belong to any club that would allow me to be a member? :-)

Posted by: Frank G || 09/07/2010 19:23 Comments || Top||

#17  I know about 'Righthaven'. What's the other one?

Righthaven doesn't mine the data. They possibly use Attributor, and Cyveillance. Reuters and AP both use Attributor, which uses its mining ops to sell licenses, while Cyveillance appears to a contract data mining operation. ( Dunno if they are being used or not )

However, http://www.presteligence.com is directly tied to Stephens Media and is most likely their main mining operation.

If you are interested, I have included in the Stephens Media Blocklist I maintain a list of IPs used by Stephen Media and associated media including possible mining companies.

Posted by: badanov || 09/07/2010 19:28 Comments || Top||

#18  There's always someone pissing in the pool.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 09/07/2010 19:34 Comments || Top||

#19  First - somebody is hammering the burg.

Whois Server: whois.register.it
Referral URL: http://we.register.it
Name Server: NS0.PHASE8.NET
Name Server: NS1.PHASE8.NET
Name Server: NS2.PHASE8.NET
Status: clientDeleteProhibited
Status: clientTransferProhibited
Status: clientUpdateProhibited
Updated Date: 11-mar-2009
Creation Date: 26-mar-2003
Expiration Date: 26-mar-2011
Created on: 2009-03-11
Updated on: 2009-03-11
Expires on: 2011-03-26
Registrant Name: PRESTELIGENCE
Contact: Presteligence
Registrant Address: 8328 Cleveland Ave NW
Registrant City: North Canton, Ohio
Registrant Postal Code: 44720
Registrant Country: GB

Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 19:59 Comments || Top||

#20  I'd like to recommend smoking in the cigar, cigarette and hookah lounge and bar only, not in the locker room, dining room, greenhouse or spa-solarium. No glass containers in the pool, please.

Special dinner requests to the kitchen at least 48 hours prior, as well as with parties larger than eight. Fish may be limited to catch of the day.

Also please insure that POWs do not have a round in the chamber and are on safe at all times in the clubhouse. Use of the firing range is at your own risk. Courtesy hearing protection is available.

If you drink, don't drive, don't even putt, and there is a $50 a hole limit on all golf course wagering.

Guests should be issued name tags at the front desk, and there is a strict rule about no journalists or recording devices or cameras without prior approval. Be sure to properly display your parking sticker on your vehicle.

The concierge requests that guests do not goose the staff, and to remind us that the exotic dancers are professionals, so you should not attempt to imitate their moves without permission from your doctor, as injury may result.

Do not brawl with the club swans. They will win. Boathouse hours are posted.
Posted by: Anonymoose || 09/07/2010 20:02 Comments || Top||

#21  I wonder why they are using a nameserver out of the UK?
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 20:03 Comments || Top||

#22  Registrant:
1555 Wilson Blvd.
Suite 404
Arlington, VA 22209


Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Hart, PAUL it_ops@cyveillance.com
1555 Wilson Blvd
Suite 406
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 351-2432 fax: (703) 312-0536

Record expires on 16-Aug-2020.
Record created on 17-Aug-1998.
Database last updated on 7-Sep-2010 19:42:23 EDT.
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 20:06 Comments || Top||

#23  Bored software developers, or client contract?

Presteligente, Presteligence Inc
8328 Cleveland Avenue NW
North Canton, OH 44720-4820 map
Canton-Massillon, OH Metro Area

Phone:(330) 305-6960 Website:www.presteligence.com
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:08 Comments || Top||

#24  Admin Name........... Admin PrivateRegContact
Admin Address........ PO Box 61359
Admin Address........ registered post accepted only
Admin Address........ Sunnyvale
Admin Address........ 94088
Admin Address........ CA
Admin Address........ US
Admin Email.......... contact@myprivateregistration.com
Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ TECH PrivateRegContact
Tech Address......... PO Box 61359
Tech Address......... registered post accepted only
Tech Address......... Sunnyvale
Tech Address......... 94088
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... US
Tech Email........... contact@myprivateregistration.com
Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... ns51.domaincontrol.com
Name Server.......... ns52.domaincontrol.com
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 20:09 Comments || Top||

#25  Registrant:
Stephens, Media
Stephens Media
1111 W. Bonanza Road
Las Vegas, NV 89106


Administrative Contact, Technical Contact:
Technical Manager, Online otm@stephensmedia.com
1111 Bonanza Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
702-383-0211 fax: 702-380-4580

Record expires on 19-Dec-2010.
Record created on 19-Dec-2001.
Database last updated on 7-Sep-2010 19:57:15 EDT.

Domain servers in listed order:

Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 20:11 Comments || Top||

#26  Registrant:
Steven Gibson
10645 Sunblower Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
United States

Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)
Created on: 26-Oct-09
Expires on: 26-Oct-11
Last Updated on: 26-Oct-09

Administrative Contact:
Gibson, Steven mandible2@cox.net
10645 Sunblower Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
United States
(702) 499-4966 Fax --

Technical Contact:
Gibson, Steven mandible2@cox.net
10645 Sunblower Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89135
United States
(702) 499-4966 Fax --

Domain servers in listed order:
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 20:14 Comments || Top||

#27  You may find this MOST interesting.


Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:15 Comments || Top||

#28  Besoeker - that implies we should block anything from their machines.
Posted by: Water Modem || 09/07/2010 20:24 Comments || Top||

#29  The management team:


Note the US Treasury
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:24 Comments || Top||

#30  Call me paranoid, but what I smell is a US Gov't, possibly DoJ or OGA "cyber security" monitoring contract, with some very specific targeting guidance. More investigation needed here and it is past my bedtime. (ANY Arlington, Wilson, Ave. address should be suspect)
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:29 Comments || Top||

#31  Can't put it down. These buggers have USG written all over them.

Cyveillance Management Team
Terry Gudaitis, PhD
Cyber Intelligence Director

Dr. Terry Gudaitis is a leading, nationally-recognized authority on cyber security and cyber crime profiling and psychology. She is focused on the human psychology and security aspects of malicious Internet threats, leading the Cyveillance team of cyber intelligence analysts.

Since 1987 she has provided consultation and leadership in cyber crime to public and private industry including SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) and NSEC (Network Security Corp.), federal intelligence agencies and bureaus, and law enforcement, focusing on domestic and international security issues.

Dr. Gudaitis has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board for Insider Threat and trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Dr. Gudaitis holds an M.A. in Behavioral Science and a Ph.D. in Criminology from the University of Florida. She is a frequent contributor to numerous security-related journals and a regular speaker and presenter at national cyber security events.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:39 Comments || Top||

#32  Cyveillance Management Team

Back to Management Team
Eric Olson
Vice President, Solutions Assurance

Eric Olson is Vice President at Cyveillance, Inc., a Virginia-based firm specializing in Cyber Intelligence, Internet security and online fraud and crime. He joined the firm in 1999 and has held a variety of management roles within the company. For the last three years, his focal areas have been Phishing, Malware, and specific online crimes including sale of tobacco and counterfeit drugs, identity theft and child exploitation.

Prior to joining Cyveillance, Olson spent two years as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (now IBM Business Consulting Services), where his responsibilities included Internet technology, financial systems, and compliance & reporting for high-tech firms and the US Courts and Treasury Department. Before moving to PWC, he worked in central Russia as an analyst for an international venture capital fund.

Eric Olson earned a BA degree in Russian Studies from Hamilton College and an MBA from Georgetown University. He lives in Virginia with his wife.

Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:43 Comments || Top||

#33  The hour is late and this is Fred's domain, but I cannot rest without stating the blindingly obvious. We really do need to monitor what we say on these blogs, and that goes for myself as well. I honestly believe we may have entered into another, entirely new dimension.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 20:51 Comments || Top||

#34  correct, B
Posted by: Frank G || 09/07/2010 21:13 Comments || Top||

#35  Good grief, sir! You may have stepped on the answer. Thanks for the reasearch.
Posted by: Muggsy Glink || 09/07/2010 21:17 Comments || Top||

#36  Cyveillance Management Team
Panos Anastassiadis
Chief Operating Officer

What is it with these Greeks Frank?
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 21:28 Comments || Top||

#37  Starting to look more and more like the Age of Thought Crime has arrived.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 09/07/2010 21:34 Comments || Top||

#38  I know that the 'burg punches above it's weight, but this is flat out weird.
Posted by: Swamp Blondie || 09/07/2010 21:38 Comments || Top||

#39  It shouldn't surprise anyone.
Anybody who has anything even slightly critical to say about Bambi is labeled as a threat and is summarily attacked.

How many hundreds of others have we seen this happen to, its just the Burg's turn. Short of flat out hate speech or threats to his nibs, I don't think there is much they can do about any of it. They're getting paid to monitor, let them monitor. And go piss up a rope.
Posted by: bigjim-CA || 09/07/2010 21:46 Comments || Top||

#40  I'm not terribly surprised by this development. My only concern is that we'll see this information being used for political purposes.

I'm cookied, but cannot access the full archive.
Posted by: Pstanley || 09/07/2010 21:51 Comments || Top||

#41  Obama, 29 May 2009 - Cyber Security


"So cyberspace is real. And so are the risks that come with it.
It's the great irony of our Information Age -- the very technologies that empower us to create and to build also empower those who would disrupt and destroy. And this paradox -- seen and unseen -- is something that we experience every day.
It's about the privacy and the economic security of American families. We rely on the Internet to pay our bills, to bank, to shop, to file our taxes. But we've had to learn a whole new vocabulary just to stay ahead of the cyber criminals who would do us harm -- spyware and malware and spoofing and phishing and botnets. Millions of Americans have been victimized, their privacy violated, their identities stolen, their lives upended, and their wallets emptied. According to one survey, in the past two years alone cyber crime has cost Americans more than $8 billion.
I know how it feels to have privacy violated because it has happened to me and the people around me. It's no secret that my presidential campaign harnessed the Internet and technology to transform our politics. What isn't widely known is that during the general election hackers managed to penetrate our computer systems. To all of you who donated to our campaign, I want you to all rest assured, our fundraising website was untouched. (Laughter.) So your confidential personal and financial information was protected."
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/07/2010 21:59 Comments || Top||

#42  dunno - I was a Greek at SDSU - SAE - we weren't that tight-assed, I can tell ya
Posted by: Frank G || 09/07/2010 22:12 Comments || Top||

#43  I have always felt some Obama Czar is behind this BS. And I can promise you this. They will be smoked out and they will be held accountable and then some.
Posted by: Jeatle tse Tung3356 || 09/07/2010 23:41 Comments || Top||

#44  Does this mean we should start posting all our racist, hate speech on Daily Kos, DU and HuffPo instead?
Posted by: Iblis || 09/07/2010 23:56 Comments || Top||

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