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Egyptian court bans Moslem Brüderbund activity, confiscates assets
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Good Morning
Posted by: badanov || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Another day, another doll hair...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 0:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Maki Goto [Nippon][Filmography](age 28)

Utsukushī Dembu Sekkei

Anneliese Van Der Pol turns 29 and works for Disney in the tradition of Annette Funicello, what a set of ears.

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 09/23/2013 3:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Ears?
Posted by: tipover || 09/23/2013 11:08 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Death toll reaches 68 in Kenya mall assault
[USATODAY] A "major" assault was underway late Sunday aimed at taking back an upscale shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya, a day after al-Qaeda-linked faceless myrmidons killed scores of people and took others hostage in an attack with grenades and assault rifles, authorities said.

"This will end tonight. Our forces will prevail," Kenya's Disaster Operation Center said.

The Kenya Red Thingy said nine more bodies were recovered in a rescue mission late Sunday at Westgate Shopping Mall, raising the corpse count to 68.

An unknown number of gunnies and hostages remained in the mall. Kenya's Daily Nation reported that a combination of Kenyan defense and internal security security forces were attempting to make an assault on the attackers, reportedly holed in a room with bulletproof glass.

Earlier, Kenya's interior cabinet secretary Joseph Lenku said 175 were maimed and that about 1,000 people have been rescued so far.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Wimmin are widows of AL Sahbob. Including a white woman from England.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2013 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  CCTV (chicom) has good coverage http://cctvnews.cntv.cn/
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2013 13:10 Comments || Top||

#3  http://cctv.cntv.cn/lm/cctvafrica/01/index.shtml
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2013 13:10 Comments || Top||

#4  Some graphic photos of victims and response here.
Posted by: Dar || 09/23/2013 13:17 Comments || Top||

#5  Video at this link 28 mins on attack (yesterday) from China's CCTV.
China lost people and China's foreign minister through full support to Kenya.
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2013 13:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Brave bastards they are, shooting innocent wymn and children. Hunt them down and kill them slowly.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2013 15:03 Comments || Top||

#7  I hate to say it but I am bigoted. I think that it is past time to stop allowing muslims to immigrate here and to start shipping them out to where they came from or to the middle eastern country of their choosing. They buy the ticket.
Posted by: irishrageboy || 09/23/2013 15:07 Comments || Top||

#9  "Terror raid 'led by white widow'"

Shoot her first.
Posted by: Barbara || 09/23/2013 18:22 Comments || Top||

#10  Reportedly she's dead.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/23/2013 20:45 Comments || Top||

#11  Good, Pappy.

Hope she'e enjoying her eternity in HELL.
Posted by: Barbara || 09/23/2013 22:26 Comments || Top||

#12  Looks like the Kenyans, civil and military, are stepping up.
Good on 'em.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 09/23/2013 22:50 Comments || Top||

Most hostages rescued, shopping mall mostly secure: Kenyan army
[Al Ahram] Most of the hostages trapped in a Nairobi shopping mall by Islamist gunnies have now been rescued and most of the complex is secure, the Kenya army announced late Sunday.

"Our concern is to rescue all hostages ALIVE and that is why the operation is delicate," the Kenya Defence Forces said in a situation update on Twitter.

"All efforts are underway to bring this matter to a speedy conclusion," it said.

The army said four of its soldiers were maimed in the latest fighting inside the upmarket Westgate mall, which was stormed by gunnies from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab rebels midday Saturday.

At least 68 people have been killed and 200 maimed in the attack, officials said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  I wonder if Obama will mention this when he talks to the UN. Or the church bombing in Pakistan. Or the Boko Haram killings in Nigeria.

I didn't think so. Wouldn't be appropriate. Or prudent.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 09/23/2013 9:35 Comments || Top||

Israeli forces join Kenya battle to end deadly mall siege
[Al Ahram] Kenyan troops backed by Israeli forces battled Sunday to end a siege in an upmarket shopping mall and free hostages held by Somali gunnies in an attack that has so far killed 59 people.

Sporadic gunfire could be heard as Kenyan security officials said they were attempting to kill or capture the remaining attackers and end the 26-hour-long bloodbath at the Westgate mall.

"The Israelis have just entered and they are rescuing the hostages and the injured," a Kenyan security source told AFP. The Israeli foreign ministry refused to confirm or deny its forces were involved.

Somalia's Al Qaeda-inspired Shabaab rebels said the carnage at the part Israeli-owned complex was in retaliation for Kenya's military intervention in Somalia, where African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
troops are battling the Islamists.

Interior Minister Joseph Ole Lenku said 59 people were confirmed dead, while the Red Thingy has estimated the number of injured at around 200.

Lenku said there were still between 10 to 15 gunnies in the shopping centre. "We believe there are some innocent people in the building, that is why the operation is delicate."

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta had said in a televised address to the nation late Saturday that he had lost family members in the attack.

"Let me make it clear. We shall hunt down the perpetrators wherever they run to. We shall get them. We shall punish them for this heinous crime," he vowed.

The Westgate mall is popular with wealthy Kenyans and expatriates, and was packed with around 1,000 shoppers when the gunnies marched in at midday Saturday, tossed grenades and sprayed automatic gunfire at terrified people.

Security agencies have long feared that the shopping centre could be targeted by Al Qaeda-linked groups.

The attack was the worst in Nairobi since an Al-Qaeda bombing at the US embassy killed more than 200 people in 1998.

After a day and night of sometimes ferocious shootouts, security sources said police and soldiers had finally "pinned down" the gunnies. The Kenyan Red Thingy appealed for blood donations and authorities urged residents to steer clear of the area.

"We are still battling with the attackers and our forces have managed to maroon the attackers on one of the floors," said Kenyan military front man Colonel Cyrus Oguna. "We hope to bring this to an end today."

One teenage survivor recounted to AFP how he played dead to avoid being killed.

"I heard screams and gunshots all over the place. I got scared. I tried to run down the stairs and saw someone running towards the top, I ran back and hid behind one of the cars," 18-year-old Umar Ahmed said.

In the hours after the attack began, shocked people of all ages and races could be seen running from the mall, some clutching babies, while others crawled along walls to avoid stray bullets.

"They spoke something that seemed like Arabic or Somali," said a man who escaped the mall and gave his name only as Jay. "I saw people being executed after being asked to say something."

Kenyan police, troops and special forces then moved in and went shop-to-shop. Foreign security officials -- from Israel as well as the United States and Britannia -- were also seen at the complex throughout the drama.

An AFPTV news hound said she saw at least 20 people rescued from a toy shop, some of them children taken away on stretchers.

Kenneth Kerich, who was shopping when the attack happened, described scenes of utter panic.

"I suddenly heard gunshots and saw everyone running around so we lied down. I saw two people who were lying down and bleeding, I think they were hit by bullets," he said.

"The gunnies tried to fire at my head but missed. I saw at least 50 people shot," mall employee Sudjar Singh told AFP.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Africa North
Egyptian court bans Moslem Brüderbund activity, confiscates assets
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Moslem Brüderbund from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group's funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohammad Mursi.

"The court bans the activities of the Moslem Brüderbund organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it," said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed.

The decision marks a dramatic escalation of a crackdown by the military-backed government against the supporters of the ousted Mursi.

The court ordered the government to seize the Brotherhood's funds and administer its frozen assets.

The army-backed government is waging the toughest crackdown in decades on the Islamist group, which says it has a million members. Security forces killed hundreds of its supporters and rounded up thousands more since Mursi was deposed by the army on July 3 after mass protests against his rule.

The Brotherhood won parliamentary and presidential elections after veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
was tossed in 2011.

It was officially registered as a recognized non-governmental organization in March, after being outlawed for most of its 85 years existence.

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 08:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6543 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Obooboo, McShame and Brennan are huddling now to figure out how to give every MB member political asylum in the US.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 9:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Brennan will think of something. His old contracting firm did some handy work with Champ's passport a few years back.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2013 9:29 Comments || Top||

#3  You can still find the video clip of Brennan snarling that the MB is a "moderate, social service oriented organization..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, I suspect the Benghazi trail will eventually lead to Brennan, Clinton, and the search for MB "moderates" to arm in Libya and eventually Syria. Brennan as a WH behind the scenes puppet master, then migrating to McLean, to seldom be heard from again.....just too convenient.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2013 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  Someone could earn their bones by bringing the wetwork in-house at Langley. I won't hold my breath, but it's a pretty fantasy...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 10:08 Comments || Top||

#6  The Klingons don't have the market cornered on it I assure you.

The Clinton Body Bags ~ Purely Coincidental?

This is a quick refresher course, lest we forget what has happened to many "friends" and associates of Bill and Hillary Clinton.

1- James McDougal - Convicted Whitewater partner of the Clintons who died of an apparent heart attack, while in solitary confinement. He was a key witness in Ken Starr's investigation.

2 - Mary Mahoney - A former White House intern was murdered July 1997 at a Starbucks Coffee Shop in Georgetown (Washington, D. C.). The murder happened just after she was to go public with her story of sexual harassment by Clinton in the White House.

3 - Vince Foster - Former White House Councilor, and colleague of Hillary Clinton at Little Rock's Rose Law Firm. Died of a gunshot wound to the head, ruled a suicide. (He was about to testify against Hillary related to the records she refused to turn over to congress.) Was reported to have been having an affair with Hillary.

4 - Ron Brown - Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman. Reported to have died by impact in a plane crash. A pathologist close to the investigation reported that there was a hole in the top of Brown's skull resembling a gunshot wound. At the time of his death Brown was being investigated, and spoke publicly of his willingness to cut a deal with prosecutors. The rest of the people on the plane also died. A few days later the Air Traffic controller committed suicide.

5 - C. Victor Raiser, II - Raiser, a major player in the Clinton fund raising organization died in a private plane crash in July 1992.

6 - Paul Tulley - Democratic National Committee Political Director found dead in a hotel room in Little Rock on September 1992. Described by Clinton as a "dear friend and trusted advisor".

7 - Ed Willey - Clinton fundraiser, found dead November 1993 deep in the woods in VA of a gunshot wound to the head. Ruled a suicide. Ed Willey died on the same day His wife Kathleen Willey claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the oval office in the White House. Ed Willey was involved in several Clinton fund raising events.

8 - Jerry Parks - Head of Clinton's gubernatorial security team in Little Rock .. Gunned down in his car at a deserted intersection outside Little Rock. Park's son said his father was building a dossier on Clinton. He allegedly threatened to reveal this information. After he died the files were mysteriously removed from his house.

9 - James Bunch - Died from a gunshot suicide. It was reported that he had a "Black Book" of people which contained names of influential people who visited Prostitutes in Texas and Arkansas

10 - James Wilson - Was found dead in May 1993 from an apparent hanging suicide. He was reported to have ties to the Clintons' Whitewater deals.

11 - Kathy Ferguson - Ex-wife of Arkansas Trooper Danny Ferguson, was found dead in May 1994, in her living room with a gunshot to her head. It was ruled a suicide even though there were several packed suitcases, as if she were going somewhere. Danny Ferguson was a co-defendant along with Bill Clinton in the Paula Jones Lawsuit, and Kathy Ferguson was a possible corroborating witness for Paula Jones.

12 - Bill Shelton - Arkansas State Trooper and fiancée of Kathy Ferguson. Critical of the suicide ruling of his fiancée, he was found dead in June, 1994 of a gunshot wound also ruled a suicide at the grave site of his fiancée.

13 - Gandy Baugh - Attorney for Clinton's friend Dan Lassater, died by jumping out a window of a tall building January, 1994. His client, Dan Lassater, was a convicted drug distributor.

14 - Florence Martin - Accountant & sub-contractor for the CIA, was related to the Barry Seal, Mena, Arkansas Airport drug smuggling case. He died of three gunshot Wounds.

15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died Of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a Suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

16 - Paula Grober - Clinton's speech interpreter for the deaf from 1978 until her death December 9,1992. She died in a one car accident.

17 - Danny Casolaro - Investigative reporter who was Investigating the Mena Airport and Arkansas Development Finance Authority. He slit his wrists, apparently, in the middle of his investigation.

18 - Paul Wilcher - Attorney investigating corruption at Mena Airport with Casolaro and the 1980 "October Surprise" was found dead on a toilet June 22, 1993, in his Washington DC apartment. Had delivered a report to Janet Reno 3 weeks before his death. (May have died of poison)

19 - Jon Parnell Walker - Whitewater investigator for Resolution Trust Corp. Jumped to his death from his Arlington, Virginia apartment balcony August 15,1993. He was investigating the Morgan Guaranty scandal.

20 - Barbara Wise - Commerce Department staffer. Worked closely with Ron Brown and John Huang. Cause of death unknown. Died November 29, 1996. Her bruised, nude body was found locked in her office at the Department of Commerce.

21 - Charles Meissner - Assistant Secretary of Commerce who gave John Huang special security clearance, died shortly thereafter in a small plane crash.

22 - Dr. Stanley Heard - Chairman of the National Chiropractic Health Care Advisory Committee died with his attorney Steve Dickson in a small plane crash. Dr. Heard, in addition to serving on Clinton 's advisory council personally treated Clinton's mother, stepfather and Brother.

23 - Barry Seal - Drug running TWA pilot out of Mena Arkansas, death was no accident.

24 - Johnny Lawhorn, Jr. - Mechanic, found a check made out to Bill Clinton in the trunk of a car left at his repair shop. He was found dead after his car had hit a utility pole.

25 - Stanley Huggins - Investigated Madison Guaranty. His death was a purported suicide and his report was never released.

26 - Hershel Friday - Attorney and Clinton fundraiser died March 1, 1994, when his plane exploded.

27 - Kevin Ives & Don Henry - Known as "The boys on the track" case. Reports say the two boys may have stumbled upon the Mena Arkansas airport drug operation. The initial report of death said their deaths were due to falling asleep on railroad tracks and being run over. Later autopsy reports stated that the 2 boys had been slain before being placed on the tracks. Many linked to the case died before their testimony could come before a Grand Jury.


28 - Keith Coney - Died when his motorcycle slammed into the back of a truck, 7/88.

29 - Keith McMaskle - Died, stabbed 113 times, Nov 1988

30 - Gregory Collins - Died from a gunshot wound January 1989.

31 - Jeff Rhodes - He was shot, mutilated and found burned in a trash dump in April 1989. (Coroner ruled death due to suicide)

32 - James Milan - Found decapitated. However, the Coroner ruled his death was due to natural causes"?

33 - Jordan Kettleson - Was found shot to death in the front seat of his pickup truck in June 1990.

34 - Richard Winters - A suspect in the Ives/Henry deaths. He was killed in a set-up robbery July 1989.


36 - Major William S. Barkley, Jr.
37 - Captain Scott J . Reynolds
38 - Sgt. Brian Hanley
39 - Sgt. Tim Sabel
40 - Major General William Robertson
41 - Col. William Densberger
42 - Col. Robert Kelly
43 - Spec. Gary Rhodes
44 - Steve Willis
45 - Robert Williams
46 - Conway LeBleu
47 - Todd McKeehan

And this list does not include the four dead Americans in Benghazi that Hillary abandoned!
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2013 10:19 Comments || Top||

#7  I always loved the story about how Paula Broadwell lost her driver's license in Ft. Marcy Park. I don't do tinfoil hats, but a couple of my synapses wondered independently what that was all about...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 11:31 Comments || Top||

#8  I've always liked this one:
15 - Suzanne Coleman - Reportedly had an affair with Clinton when he was Arkansas Attorney General. Died Of a gunshot wound to the back of the head, ruled a Suicide. Was pregnant at the time of her death.

Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/23/2013 12:49 Comments || Top||

#9  Heh. And y'all thought Chicago was a tough town.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 09/23/2013 13:16 Comments || Top||

#10  I remember a news story about to mooks found duct taped and shot in the trunk of a burned car. "If ruled homicides, they will be the 28th and 29th homicides this year in Youngstown, OH..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 14:15 Comments || Top||

#11  List is a bit longer than I remember, B.

Must have added a few in the years since I last looked.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/23/2013 17:10 Comments || Top||

#12  This is the Body Count I remember
Posted by: 3dc || 09/23/2013 20:01 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Death toll in northeast Nigeria attack 'at least 142'
[FRANCE24] The corpse count from an attack in northeastern Nigeria that saw snuffies dressed as soldiers set up checkpoints and gun down travellers on a highway has risen to at least 142, an official said Sunday.

"We recovered 55 bodies on Wednesday and 87 on Thursday," Abdulaziz Kolomi, an official with the environmental protection agency in Borno state where the attack occurred, told AFP. The previous toll from the attack in the Benisheik area was 87.

The snuffies suspected to be from Islamist bad boy 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...
also burned scores of homes and buildings in the assault and left corpses littering the roadside.

The motivation behind the assault was not immediately clear, but Boko Haram members have repeatedly carried out Dire Revenge™ attacks against residents over the emergence of vigilante groups that have formed to assist the military.

Residents said the attackers singled out people from Borno, while letting people from other regions pass through checkpoints.

Benisheik was also the scene of deadly festivities on September 8 between suspected Boko Haram gunnies and vigilantes.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram

Yemen clash with Qaeda kills 8
Eight people including four members of Al Qaeda were killed on Sunday in a clash between Yemeni tribesmen and militants in Maarib province, a tribal source said.

The firefight erupted after Al Qaeda fighters ambushed members of Al Rashid Munif tribe, wounding two of them, the source said. Tribesmen returned fire at the Islamists, killing four, and four tribesmen were also killed, the source added.

Meanwhile, a Sanaa court jailed an Al Qaeda member three years after convicting him of belonging to an armed group behind attacks in southern Yemen, Saba state news agency said.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under:

3 hurt in BCL-Shibir gunfight at RU
[Bangla Daily Star] Three Rajshahi University students, including two Shibir men, were maimed in a shootout between the activists of Chhatra League
... the student wing of the Bangla Awami League ...
and Shibir on the university campus yesterday.

The activists of Chhatra League, pro-Awami League student body, clashed with those of Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
, over establishing supremacy on the campus.

Besides, the BCL men also assaulted Nazim Mridha, RU correspondent of the daily New Age, while he was taking photos of that incident. Later, BCL RU unit president apologised for it.

According to police and witnesses, a group of BCL activists chased a group of Shibir men to Shahidullah Arts Building while the Shibir activists were crossing the RU central Library around 11:45am.

The two groups then exchanged several rounds of gunshots, leaving the three students injured.

A patrol team of police on the campus fired several rounds of rubber bullets in the air to control the situation, said Abdus Subhan, officer-in-charge of Motihar Police Station in Rajshahi city.

At one stage, the Shibir men fled the building.

Abu Sufian, Motihar Hall unit Shibir president, was admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. Police also placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!

Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

Caribbean-Latin America
10 die in northern Chihuahua -- UPDATED x2

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A total of ten unidentified individuals were massacred in a town in northern Chihuahua, according to a Mexican news account.

A late report posted on the website of El Diario de Juarez news daily said that ten people, including one young girl were shot to death near a business in the Ciudad Juarez suburb of Loma Blanca Sunday night.

The Mexican news daily La Polaka said that at least ten were killed in the massacre.

A late news account posted on El Diario de Juarez quoted Chihuahua state Fiscalia General del Estado, or attorney general delegate, Investigacion y Persecución del Delito en la Zona Norte, Jorge Gonzalez Nicolas, as saying two armed suspects has attacked the family Sunday, and confirmed the death toll at ten.

The report said that the family was holding a celebration at the patio of a residence near the intersection of Calle Manuel Belmont and Gomez Morin when armed suspects shot them using AK-47 rifles. Included in the list of victims were three survivors, all minors, and all taken for medical care.

The shooting is the worst single incident violence in the northern area of the state in many weeks. Much of the violence in northern Chihuahua, which reached its highest level in 2011, had shifted to southern regions where several of the larger cartels are known to cultivate drug crops.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com. His latest work of non-fiction, The Wounded Eagle: Volume 2 went on sale September 1st at Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.
Posted by: badanov || 09/23/2013 00:38 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Caucasus suicide bomber kills two
A suicide bomber killed two people and wounded around 20 outside a police station in Russian republic of Dagestan. A regional Interior Ministry spokesman said six police officers were wounded, one of whom was in critical condition.

He said, "The car exploded at the gates of the regional police station and, as a result of the explosion, nearby buildings collapsed ... Twenty people have been taken to hospital."
Posted by: ryuge || 09/23/2013 06:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

Rebel leader gunned down in Dagestan
A rebel leader involved in organizing a deadly attack by a female suicide bomber in the Russian republic of Dagestan has been gunned down, officials said. A leader of the "Caspian" group identified as Zaur Sheikhmagomedov was killed in the provincial capital of Makhachkala, after he opened fire on police officers, a representative of Dagestan's Interior Ministry said.

Anti-terrorism officials said that Sheikhmagomedov organized a deadly attack by a female suicide bomber earlier this year.The rebel was "directly" involved in the planning of the May 25 attack in Machachkala, when a young woman named Madina Aliyeva blew herself up killing one and wounding at least 14 people, including two children and five police officers, according to a statement by the National Anti-Terrorism Committee.
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Peshawar church kabooms death toll up to 80
[Dawn] Twin kabooms at All Saint's Church in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
's Kohati gate area killed 80 people and maimed over 100 others on Sunday.

The victims of the blast included children and women who were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital.

Earlier, Chief Executive of LRH, Dr Arshad Jawed told Dawn.com that 61 people had been killed in the attack.

The blast also shattered the windows of nearby buildings.

Additional Inspector General Shafqat Malik of the Bomb Disposal Squad told media persons that two jacket wallahs had carried out the attack and that body parts of the attackers had been recovered and sent for forensic examinations.

He added that six kilograms of explosives were used in the boom jackets of the bombers.

Capital City Police Chief, Mohammad Ali Babakhel said, "the first attack happened when services had finished and people were leaving the church.The suicide bomber tried to attack the people, but when he was stopped by the police he detonated the bomb. The second blast was carried out inside the church."

Moreover, SP (City) Ismail Tariq also confirmed that two attackers shot up the security guards deployed at the church killing one guard and injuring the other before entering the church premesis.

The two bomber detonated their explosive vests within an interval of 30 seconds after entering the church.

Markets and shops in the locality closed down in the vicintity as tension and panic griped the area after the incident.

Moreover, enraged protestors erupted into the streets and set ablaze the belongings of the police personnel who were deputed at the church for security.

All Saints Church resembles a mosque and has served as a symbol for peace and harmony.

Kohati Gate area is one of the sensitive localilties in Peshawar, where at least three churches and several imambargahs are located.

Moreover arrangements for the funeral services of the blast victims were being made at the St John's Cathedral in the city.

Meanwhile another kaboom in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's Sibi area injured nine persons on Sunday and damaged several cars and shops in the vicinity of the blast.

Police sources said that the bomb was planted on a cycle of violence which was remotely detonated on Nishtar road in Sibi's Karim chowk area.

All injured were shifted to Civil hospital Sibi where the condition of two maimed was reported as critical.

Security and rescue reams reached the blast site and cordoned off the area as a probe into the incident went underway.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) have distanced themselves from the attack and denied that they were responsible.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
... served two non-consecutive terms as prime minister, heads the Pakistain Moslem League (Nawaz). Noted for his spectacular corruption, the 1998 Pak nuclear test, border war with India, and for being tossed by General Musharraf...
condemned the attack in a statement sent to news hounds, saying, ''The Death Eaters have no religion and targeting innocent people is against the teachings of Islam and all religions.''

''Such cruel acts of terrorism reflect the brutality and inhumane mindset of the terrorists,'' he said.

Three days of mourning declared

Federal Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced a nationwide three-day mourning period in the aftermath of the attack on Peshawar's All Saint's Church.

Expressing outrage on behalf of the prime minister and the president, Nisar said that he was shocked by the brutality of the attack and condemned it in the strongest terms.

The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
government had also declared three days of mourning.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

Six killed in US drone strike in North Waziristan
[Dawn] At least six people were killed in a US drone strike on a myrmidon compound in a northwestern Pak tribal area on Sunday, officials said.

The attack took place in Shawal, about 55 kilometres (35 miles) west of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, the main town in North Wazoo tribal district, along the Afghan border.

"US drones fired four missiles into a myrmidon compound. At least six faceless myrmidons were killed and three others were maimed," a security official told AFP.

A second security official confirmed the attack and corpse count.

The officials said the identities of those killed were not yet clear.

US drone attacks are deeply unpopular in Pakistain, but Washington views them as a vital tool in the fight against Taliban and Al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons in the lawless tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.

The Pak government has repeatedly protested against drone strikes as a violation of its illusory sovereignty and there has been a recent decrease in their use.

During a visit to Islamabad at the start of August, US Secretary of State John F. I was in Vietnam, you know Kerry
Former Senator-for-Life from Massachussetts, self-defined war hero, speaker of French, owner of a lucky hat, conqueror of Cambodia, and current Secretary of State...
suggested that drone strikes targeting Taliban and Al-Qaeda operatives in Pakistain could end "very soon" as the threat of militancy recedes.

According to an AFP tally there were 101 attacks in 2010, killing more than 670 people, compared to just 19 so far this year killing just over 100 people.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  ...these are a few of my favorite things...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 0:13 Comments || Top||

#2  "US drones fired four missiles into a myrmidon compound.

Four missiles suggests a certain... determination.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/23/2013 2:21 Comments || Top||

ANP's peace committee member gunned down in Buner
[Dawn] A local Awami National Party (ANP) leader was gunned down by unknown gunmen in Balu Khan village's Peer Baba area in Buner district on Sunday. Anwar Khan was also a member of a local peace committee which had formed a lashkar to resist the Taliban militants when they had taken control of the area in 2009.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Cross border shell attack
[Dawn] At least one person was killed and another injured when a suspected mortar shell fired from Afghanistan landed in a residential area in North Waziristan tribal region on Sunday, according to security officials.

The victim was identified as a civilian who succumbed to his wounds suffered in an explosion, which was allegedly caused by a mortar/rocket shell which landed from Afghanistan at his house in North Waziristan's Saidgi area in the vicinity of the Pak-Afghan border region.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Lashkar-i-Islam spokesperson killed in Khyber region
[Dawn] A kaboom at a hideout of the Lashkar-e-Islam organization in Khyber tribal region's Nala area late on Saturday killed four krazed killers, including the spokesperson for the outlawed outfit and two other krazed killer commanders.

Militant commanders belonging to the Lashkar-e-Islam and the Tehrik-e-Talban Pakistain (TTP's) splinter Tariq 'Gidar' Afridi group were killed while they were making an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) bomb at the said hideout.

The LI and Tariq 'Gidar' group are belived to have collaboareted for several attacks on civilian and military convoys on Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
's Kohat road and Frontier Region.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar-e-Islami

#1  Speak less, bleed more...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 0:15 Comments || Top||

#2  He's speaking a lot less now...
Posted by: Raj || 09/23/2013 0:23 Comments || Top||

12 militants killed in clash with security forces in Dir
At least 12 terrorists militants were killed in an exchange of fire with security forces while two security officials suffered injuries in Lower Dir on Saturday night. The Express News reported that security officials were patrolling the border in Lower Dir at 10pm when a group of terrorists militants attempted to cross over from Afghanistan into Pakistan. They engaged the terrorists militants in a two-hour-long exchange of fire that resulted in the death of 12 militants who were part of a 15-20 member group.

Meanwhile, Army Chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Saturday visited the Swat valley and reiterated that the army would continue to play its role in rebuilding the area and assisting civil administration in maintenance of law and order.

“Praying for Maj-Gen Sanaullah Khan, Lt-Colonel Touseef Ahmed and Lance Naik Irfan Sattar, he paid rich tribute to them for their ultimate sacrifice and said that the whole nation would remain indebted to them,” said a Press release by military spokesman.

Recounting the success of military operation in Swat in 2009, the chief of army staff appreciated the troops for successfully evicting the terrorists militants from Malakand Division.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

Suicide bomber kills 12 at Sunni funeral in Baghdad
[Al Ahram] A jacket wallah attacked a Sunni funeral in Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials said, a day after bombings targeting Shia mourners killed more than 70.

Medical and security sources said the bomber, who detonated explosives at a funeral tent in the Dura area of south Storied Baghdad, also maimed at least 30 people.

The attack came a day after bombings against mourners in Sadr City, a Shia area of north Storied Baghdad, killed at least 73 people and maimed more than 200.

The United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
on Sunday warned against Dire Revenge™ attacks for the Sadr City blasts.

"Retaliation can only bring more violence and it is the responsibility of all leaders to take strong action not to let violence escalate further," Gyorgy Busztin, the UN secretary general's deputy special representative for Iraq, said in a statement.

"Violence in all forms must be condemned, but I am particularly appalled by the increasing number of vicious attacks against those already bereaved," he said.

The Sadr City and Sunday's bombings were not the first targeting mourners in recent months.

They came after two bombs went kaboom! on Friday at a Sunni mosque near Samarra north of Storied Baghdad, killing 18 people.

Iraq was ravaged by a bloody Sunni-Shiite conflict that peaked in 2006-2007 and killed thousands of people.

There are persistent fears, bolstered by sectarian attacks this year, that Iraq may return to all-out conflict between its Shiite majority and Sunni minority.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq

Splodydope kills 12 at Sunni funeral in Iraq
Miss us yet?
A suicide bomber struck a Sunni funeral in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, Iraqi officials said, a day after blasts targeting Shia mourners killed more than 70. The suicide bombing in the Dura area of south Baghdad hit a funeral tent for a Sunni man who had been shot dead three days before, and also wounded 46 people.

On Saturday, two bombings targeted people mourning a tribal sheikh in Sadr City, a Shia district of north Baghdad, killing at least 73 and wounding more than 200. And on Friday, two bombs exploded in a Sunni mosque near Samarra, north of Baghdad, killing 18 and wounding 21.

“Retaliation can only bring more violence and it is the responsibility of all leaders to take strong action not to let violence escalate further,” Gyorgy Busztin, the UN chief’s deputy special representative for Iraq, said in a statement.

“Attacks like these are perpetrated by a small minority of terrorists who wish to destabilise Iraq,” the British embassy said of the Sadr City blasts.

Mourners placed coffins containing the bodies of victims of the Sadr City bombings atop vehicles for transport to Najaf on Sunday for burial near the shrine of Imam Ali, one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam.

A bare metal frame was all that remained of a large funeral tent at the scene of the explosions. Debris including broken plastic furniture and bottles of water distributed to mourners littered the ground.

Eighteen more people died in other violence on Saturday, including 11 members of the security forces, and four people shot dead at a Baghdad alcohol shop. In other violence on Sunday, attacks in Nineveh province in Iraq’s north killed two police and a soldier and wounded seven people.

And in the northern city of Kirkuk, a suicide bomber blew up a vehicle near the home of a Christian MP, wounding 47 people including three of the lawmaker’s children.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  No, they don't miss us yet. It was our fault before we were there, it was our fault while we were there, and it's our fault since we left. Got it?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 0:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Boys will be boys.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2013 4:04 Comments || Top||

#3  Yea!!
Posted by: irishrageboy || 09/23/2013 15:09 Comments || Top||

#4  "Retaliation can only bring more violence and it is the responsibility of all leaders to take strong action not to let violence escalate further,"

Nice words, dude. But we are talking about a feud that goes back to the death of Profit Mo himself (ptui). Doesn't appear to be abating in the least.
Posted by: SteveS || 09/23/2013 15:21 Comments || Top||

Israeli soldier dies after Hebron shooting: Army
[Al Ahram] An Israeli soldier died after being hit by gunfire in the southern West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday, the army said.

"An IDF (Israel Defence Forces) soldier was killed from gunfire fired this evening at an army force in Hebron," a statement from the military read.

"The soldier was taken to a hospital in an intensive care unit where he died of his wounds".
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: al-Aqsa Martyrs

#1  Netanyahu: Jews can move into Hebron building near where IDF soldier was killed

They love death, we love life.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/23/2013 4:08 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Aquino vows Zamboanga battle 'over soon'
Philippine President Benigno Aquino flew out of Zamboanga on Sunday, saying he expects the bloody battles to be over soon. He said, "I believe this will wind down within the day."

Aquino also vowed to bring criminal charges against MNLF founder Nur Misuari, accused of being behind the militant incursion.

About 200 MNLF rebels entered Zamboanga City, a major port with one million residents, on September 9 in the most serious militant challenge to the Philippine government in recent years. They took over several coastal districts, burning thousands of homes and taking dozens of civilians hostage, in protest over an impending peace deal with a rival Muslim militant group.

Aquino flew to the area on September 13 to take direct command of operations, promising not to leave until the gunmen were pushed out of the city. Military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Ramon Zagala said, "The armed forces support the president's statement that this is almost over. We will work hard to finish this soonest."

He said about 4,500 soldiers remained in the city to clear it of rebels after two weeks of deadly street fighting that left hundreds dead or wounded. More than 10,000 houses were set on fire and 111,000 civilian residents fled, according to the civil defense office in Manila.

The military said there are now just several dozen fighters left, holding at least 20 hostages in a densely populated neighborhood. Zagala said, "We're now engaged in close-quarter combat, we are going from house to house, room to room."
Posted by: ryuge || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

Al-Qaeda's Iraq/Syria Leader Killed
Al Arabiya sources: leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq and Syria has been killed
Al-Qaeda's Iraqi and Syrian branches merged this year to form the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which has claimed responsibility for attacks on both sides of the border.
Posted by: tipper || 09/23/2013 00:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That consolidation thing's lookin' good 'bout now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/23/2013 0:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Ayman + Mullah Omar Rule of Zombie Verification applies now.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/23/2013 0:50 Comments || Top||

Video: Iranian President Rowhani Brags Of Deceiving West To Complete Illicit Nuclear Program
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Technically, he doesn't have to brag.

Again, how the Bammer acted vee Libya + Egypt, now SYRIA = ditto per RISING IRAN = ditto as per RISING CHINA???

Post-Syrian-Chemical-Attack POTUS Bammer is being criticized by Russia for not recognizing that "the World has become a POLY-CENTRIC place".



Posted by: JosephMendiola || 09/23/2013 1:00 Comments || Top||

#2  You can depend on Cowardice. Its as common as bread...or rocks. The Leadership of the West is essentially cowardly. Take a look at Kerry. As a man he is a nothing ,yet he is Secretary of State. Look at Obama. As a man he is a nothing. Yet he is President of the United States. Remember John Edwards, that fine example of a man who was a heartbeat away from becoming Vice President for the Democrats and building a career to someday become President. He was a pus filled zit.
He still is. And Biden. That is your Leader.
Look at the character of our "Leaders of the Free World". General and specific. Hillary? Jesse Jackson...tell me about Hope and Change.
Now look at the Iranians laughing. Look at the entire population of France. For that matter, scrutinize the electorate of the US.
What do you see? Wisdom, depth of Insight? Strong family? The United States IS a quivering leaderless a**f*** of a country. We aren't even rich anymore. Am I lying to'ya?
Your front door is locked and its Detroit is all over the front yard. Sell your gold shops on every corner. And you don't own or know how to use a gun. Bend over, chuckie.
Posted by: Threater Flusoper9823 || 09/23/2013 6:00 Comments || Top||

#3  Thanks for that uplifting bit Threater. :-(
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/23/2013 7:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Ohfergawds sake. Our poor people are fat, Threater Flusoper9823. They've got big screen tvs and cell phones and cars, however shabby. Our middle classes live better than ninety percent of the world's population can even dream of, despite having lost significant wealth since 2008. And one third of our households legally own guns, which means they've learnt how to use them. Another unknown percent have illegal guns, and know very well indeed, for the most part, how to use them.

Finally, the genius of America is that the citizenry self-organize to get things done. Our national leaders aren't nearly as important as, say, in Egypt, because we don't wait for the government to figure out what needs to be done and then take care of it for their passive subjects.

As for President Rowhani, the only people he deceived are those who wanted to be, and they didn't need him as an intermediary.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/23/2013 8:40 Comments || Top||

#5  Our national leaders aren't nearly as important as, say, in Egypt, because we don't wait for the government to figure out what needs to be done and then take care of it for their passive subjects.

Sadly, TW, that attitude appears to be changing for many here in the states.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/23/2013 10:41 Comments || Top||

#6  The japanese thought Americans were soft and decidant and wouldn't fight. A number of our enemies have thought that in the past. Yet when we do fight we kick the ever loving snot out of them. Perception is a funny thing.

Seems like just Yesterday the Saudi's were buying up American and taking over the world. Then it was Japan, now China. People have no grasp of the cyclical nature of things.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 09/23/2013 15:02 Comments || Top||

#7  This time it's different RJ. :)
Posted by: Shipman || 09/23/2013 18:19 Comments || Top||

Russian embassy shelled as Syria discloses chemical arsenal
[Xinhua] Three diplomats were maimed in a mortar shell targeting the Russian embassy in Damascus on Sunday as Syria promptly handed over a preliminary report of its chemical weapons in fulfillment of its commitment made earlier.

In the mortar attack, one shell was fired by Death Eaters in the hotspot district of Brazeh onto the Russian embassy compound.

Brazeh has been a scene of fierce festivities raging on for days between the rebels and the Syrian government army.

"Three members of the embassy's staff received wounds not threatening their lives," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement released in Moscow.

An investigation is underway and additional steps are being taken with the help of the Syrian side to tighten security of the Russian diplomatic mission, it noted.

The Russian embassy in Damascus has been targeted several times by the opposition Death Eaters who are trying to overthrow Assad's government.

Roughly one hour before the attack, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Moscow that his country was ready to send military observers to safeguard the experts and process of the destruction of Syria's chemical weapon stockpiles.

He said Russia doesn't intend to send a full military contingent, adding it has proposed an international presence on all spots where experts will work in Syria.
Posted by: Fred || 09/23/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

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