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Pak President Admits Creating Terrorist Groups
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [387 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Six manwomyn football? What? No pads or helmets?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2012 16:39 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Children killed in Nato attack: Afghan officials
[Dawn] Afghan officials said Monday that a NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. A collection of multinational and multilingual and multicultural armed forces, all of differing capabilities, working toward a common goal by pulling in different directions...
air strike killed three children while it was targeting Taliban cut-throats planting mines on a road in southern Afghanistan.

NATO's International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) confirmed an air strike in Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province's Nawa district on Sunday, saying that three cut-throats died and it was investigating reports that children were also killed.

"Two Taliban mine-planters were identified and targeted by Isaf from the air and killed," district police chief Ahmad Shah Khan told AFP.

"Three children, two boys and a girl, who were nearby collecting firewood were also killed," Khan added.

Farid Ahmad Farhang, a front man for Helmand police, confirmed the incident and said the raid killed two cut-throats and three children.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [398 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  So were the children killed by the NATO attack or by the secondary explosion of the Taliban IED?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/16/2012 12:06 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Allied forces in Somalia move closer to another rebel-held town
(Sh.M.Network) --Somalia's National Army (SNA) together with the 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...
forces, primarily the Kenyan army on Sunday marched closer towards to Jilib district in Middle jubba region controlled by Al shabab krazed killers, reports said.

Military officials say the allied forces on Sunday flocked to the main rebel-held Jilib, securing several villages located on the corridor from Kismayo to Mogadishu and it is the most populous town in the Middle Juba Region.

Some reports said the Resident in Jilib began to flee their houses in a bid to void possible casualties.

Somali and Kenyan military have retaken control of the key southern port city of Kismayo, 500 Kms south of Mogadishu this month following two months of military offensives against Al shabab fighters.

Al shabab officials described their withdrawal of Kismayo as 'a tactical retreat', vowing to strike back the coalition forces controlling the city.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [416 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Al-Shabaab attacks Somali govt troops in Mogadishu
(Sh.M.Network) -- Al-Qaeda-inspired beturbanned goons on Sunday night attacked, with rocked propelled grenade launchers on the barracks of Somali government forces in southern Mogadishu on Sunday night, leaving scores injured.

The festivities broke out at dawn when heavily armed fighters from the Islamist movement Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
launched an attack on soldiers stationed on one of the war-battered city's frontlines in the Hosh neighbourhood.

Similarly, an attack took place at a government compound in Yaqshid district, north of Mogadishu, sparking a battle between Somali forces and their opposing Al shabab thugs.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Rebels in Sudan's Blue Nile Say Tanks Seized
[An Nahar] Rebels in Sudan's Blue Nile state said on Monday they had destroyed a Sudanese tank and captured two others but the army dismissed the report as propaganda while acknowledging fighting in another border region.

Both sides said they had fought in South Kordofan state despite a Khartoum-Juba deal aimed at cutting South Sudanese support for the insurgency.

The ethnic and religious-minority Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) said it captured the tanks and other weapons during a three-day battle that ended Sunday with their seizure of Surkum, 50 kilometers (30 miles) northwest of Kurmuk town in Blue Nile.

The village was a military outpost from which government forces planned to launch attacks, SPLM-N front man Arnu Ngutulu Lodi told Agence La Belle France Presse.

But Sudanese army front man Sawarmi Khaled Saad denied the incident. "They didn't attack any of our positions in Blue Nile. They only want fabrication and media propaganda," he told AFP.

The army and rebels both said there had been fighting around Kologi town in the eastern part of oil-producing South Kordofan, where the SPLM-N has been fighting since June last year. Fighting spread to Blue Nile in September 2011.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [414 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Sudan army, rebels clash in oil border state
[Al Ahram] Clashes erupt between Sudan's army and rebels in the oil-rich state of South Kordofan; more than half a million people fled the area due to festivities between the two neighboring Sudanese states
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Sudan


Unknown gunmen kill refugee leader in northern Kenya
(Sh.M.Network)-- Unknown gunnies killed a renowned refugee security committee leader at the Dadaab complex in northernKenya, officials said on Monday.

Garissa County Commissioner Mohamed Maalim who confirmed the 14: 00 hours incident however said that the man was neither a government nor governmental designated security officer but was one of the refugee local community peace representative.

The 40 year-old Mahad Muhumed Said was shot in day light by unknown assailants who escaped on foot at IFO refugee camp in the sprawling Dadaab refugee complex.

An eye witness, Mohamed Hussein, told Xinhua that the lone gun man who was armed with a pistol shot the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) IFO refugee camp security chair.

"We had gun shots and people run for their lives fearing that there might be an kaboom that will follow the gun shots. Business came to a stand still, shops were closed and even hotels were hurriedly shut as everybody scampered for safety," Hussein said.

"We rushed to the scene and found the man bleeding profusely. He was later rushed to IFO where he was later pronounced dead," Hussein said.

There has been a string of attacks in Dadaab refugee camp by Al- Shabaab snuffies and their sympathizers since Kenya sent troops into Somalia in October last year to subdue the bully boyz who were blamed for a series of murders and kidnappings on the Kenya soil with Daadab district which hosts the refugee camps being one of the worst hit by the attacks.

More than 20 security officers have been killed in 11 attacks that have occurred in the north-eastern region, while more than 20 people have also bit the dust in a series of landmine or grenade attacks in the region.

In the latest attacks on Monday, the suspect is believed to be a sympathizer of the Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
group who were recently flushed out of the port city Kismayo which served as the myrmidons' lifeline.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [415 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Hildebeast falls on her sword over Benghazi - Breitbart
Story includes sexy closeup photo that you'll want copy and send to friends and family.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [697 views] Top|| File under:

#1  What sword? She has no intention of continuing in politics after this.
Posted by: gorb || 10/16/2012 0:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Interesting turn of events. At the article notes, she 'took responsibility' and then immediately blamed someone else. Ima guessing she still has political aspirations.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/16/2012 0:13 Comments || Top||

#3  HHHHMMMM, HHHHMMMM, wehell, iff Michelle didn't crush the Bammer's gonads after his performance during the first POTUS Debate agz Romney, she may wanna crush it now, or again?, for Hillary taking the heat on Benghazi for DepState following the Bammer's guidelines on Libyuh???

Wouldn't surprise me one bit iff Michelle is burning the Midnite oil wid the Bammer in prep for the second POTUS Debate.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/16/2012 0:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Wouldn't surprise me if he was sleeping on the couch.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/16/2012 0:27 Comments || Top||

#5  Not over by a longshot. The Clinton's have elephant memories and the morals of rattlesnakes. Barry WILL pay...
Posted by: tu3031 || 10/16/2012 0:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Not much, but still more Intestinal Fortitude than deal "leader"
Posted by: newc || 10/16/2012 0:44 Comments || Top||

#7  You know, this is just going to make it worse. Everybody at this points knows they lied and are at fault, this will just make it seem to women like he's throwing Hillary under the bus with a cinderblock on her back.

Miscalculation on Team Obama's part.
Posted by: Charles || 10/16/2012 1:07 Comments || Top||

#8  True or not, a healthy dose of deflection was sorely needed just before his teevee time with Willard. "Timing is everything. There is a tide in the affairs of men which when taken at the flood leads on to fortune." - William Shakespeare.

I suspect the Beast's coming out may have been framed as ......'either you do the honorable thing and buy me some time, or ......
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/16/2012 3:43 Comments || Top||

#9  It was pretty damning when she said neither the President nor Vice-President are involved in security decisions. Especially after it became known that Obama doesn't attend the national security briefings. I think this goes deeper than falling on he own sword.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/16/2012 7:15 Comments || Top||

#10  It was pretty damning when she said neither the President nor Vice-President are involved in security decisions

I'd like to see Romney tonight, when the first security question comes up, ask Zero;

"Given what your SoS has said, why do you consider yourself competent to answer this, or any other security question?"
Posted by: AlanC || 10/16/2012 8:56 Comments || Top||

#11  Obama knows something, is making Mrs Bill take the fall. The first step to improving intelligence is to waterboard Hillary.
Posted by: Mad Eye Unavitle7917 || 10/16/2012 9:38 Comments || Top||

#12  Perhaps my calculus is too simple, but I think the Clinton brain trust figures that taking responsibility for the crime is more survivable than being tied to the cover up.
Once she goes under oath in front of Issa, it may finally be time for Obama to taste the fumes of the undercarriage of the bus where many of his minions live.
If last nights announcement came as a suprise to valarie jarret the cage match between Chicago thug politics and Arkansas Vince foster tactics has begun.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 10/16/2012 10:28 Comments || Top||

#13  Arm twisting before the next presidential debate ... YOU BET!!! Hillary lost the battle against the advisors who are coaching Pres Obama on his debate preparations. She's gone.

You can bet that by doing this ... there's a back room deal. She is not in the next administration - but probably has a lead role at some place like the U.N.

If Hillary really saw herself as responsible for Benghazi ... she would have said so immediately after the incident.
Posted by: Raider || 10/16/2012 10:33 Comments || Top||

#14  Counting on Barry's gratitude is a sucker play, kid.
Posted by: mojo || 10/16/2012 11:11 Comments || Top||

#15  Hillary knows all too well how to ignore bad behavior and be rewarded for it.

She has no choice but to try and get Obama re-elected; the alternative is 4 years as head of GLAD or an all girl university (Bill's preference).
Posted by: airandee || 10/16/2012 12:02 Comments || Top||

#16  Best line posted over at Instapundit -

So, now we know what happens when the phone rings at 3 AM in the White House. Obama call forwards to Hillary.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/16/2012 12:05 Comments || Top||

#17  Hillary manoeuvring for when the electorate throws Obama under the bus?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/16/2012 13:08 Comments || Top||

#18 
Posted by: Beavis || 10/16/2012 13:21 Comments || Top||

#19  the Chicago way: they have pictures of Hillary and her muslim girlfriend.
Posted by: bman || 10/16/2012 14:52 Comments || Top||

#20  What's contained in the article update is pretty much what's been discussed already by those "in the know":

UPDATE: CNN has now released snippets of video from Clinton. In the video, she says she takes responsibility -- then promptly announces that security arrangements were made by "security professionals." In other words, she took responsibility, then blamed subordinates. Watch for the media to ignore that walkback on responsibility so that they can attempt to quash this scandal.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/16/2012 16:15 Comments || Top||

#21  Guys! Leave Britney Barack alone!
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 10/16/2012 16:28 Comments || Top||

#22  There’s a dual purpose... The first is: Obama wants to end all speculation about his role in the Libyan disaster, and Hillary believes that she can take the hit and keep on trucking due to her personal popularity. The second is more subtle: Obama is losing the female vote now

Are they stupid enough to believe this dribble? Hilary is not all that popular--neither is Bill. I don't think Hilary or Bill are that altruistic as to sacrifice Hilary. Her chances of running in 2016 will be dead as Osama bin Laden. Bengahzi is a monumental screw-up--it won't go away. The buck stops with Obama. The second issue of losing the womens' vote is not going to endear him more to women. He basically threw Hilary under the bus so he could hide behind her skirts? That is not very admirable.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/16/2012 16:35 Comments || Top||

#23  If Hilary truly felt responsible, she would have tendered her resignation.

I go with option B: Obama has something on her.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 10/16/2012 16:40 Comments || Top||

#24  it's not a sword, it's a knife, and it's not stuck in her, she's holding it tightly and twisting it in.
Posted by: Perfesser || 10/16/2012 17:09 Comments || Top||

#25  Chicago Politics = Someone getting a taste and everyone else getting screwed.

Clinton Politics = Someone found dead in a car

I'm going with the professionals on this one.
Posted by: Capsu78 || 10/16/2012 18:44 Comments || Top||

#26  Worth reading/re-reading this Edward Klein piece from a few days ago:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/12/the-clinton-obama-rift/

My sources tell me that Clinton is working on a strategy that will allow Hillary to avoid having Benghazi become a stain on her political fortunes should she decide to run for president in 2016.

Bill Clinton has even gone so far as to seek legal advice about Hillary’s liability in terms of cables and memos that might be subpoenaed by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which this week launched an investigation into the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The committee will also examine the apparent Obama administration cover-up that followed the Benghazi attack.

Posted by: Classical_Liberal || 10/16/2012 19:28 Comments || Top||

#27  Classic....left hand not knowing what right hand is doing...Oblama looks really stupid right now..Bill Clinton is working the sidelines...
Posted by: crazyhorse || 10/16/2012 19:31 Comments || Top||

#28  Read this, which I am paraphrasing:

Hillary took the hit because it puts Champ in an untenable position. Either he asks for her resignation and pisses off Hillary's 2008 voters, or he doesn't ask for her resignation which means that Benghazi was OK.

Either way it makes Champ look like a Schlappschwanz. Hillary knows this. She set him up the day before the debate.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/16/2012 21:06 Comments || Top||


120 escape from Tripoli jail
[Al Ahram] About 120 prisoners beat feet from a jail in Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Monday, National Guard chief Khaled al-Sharif told AFP, adding that Libyan security services were on high alert to catch them.

"About 120 common criminals beat feet from Al-Jadaida prison today. Security services are on high alert to catch them," Sharif said. "We are trying to hunt them down and some have already been placed in long-term storage
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
The justice ministry controls Al-Jadaida prison which is reserved for common criminals. In August there was a mutiny at the facility in which two inmates were hurt.

Libyan authorities have retaken control of several prisons, including Al-Jadaida, which were previously in the hands of former rebels who fought Muammar Qadaffy
...a proud Arab institution for 42 years, now among the dear departed, though not the dearest...
's forces last year's revolt that deposed him and in which he was killed.
Update from the BBC: 60 Recaptured
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [404 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Key Qaeda Militant Killed In Algeria
[AFP] A bad turban charged with liaising between Al-Qaeda and its North African branch Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has been killed in an ambush by Algerian forces, security officials said on Sunday.

Boualem Bekai, who was known as Khaled El Mig, was killed on Friday at Azrou some 50 kilometres (30 miles) from the blood-stained Tizi Ouzou region east of the capital, the APS news agency cited the officials as saying.

His identity was confirmed on Sunday by his family who collected his body from the hospital at blood-stained Tizi Ouzou, the sources said.

The 45-year-old AQIM member became an Islamist bad turban at the beginning of the country's civil war in the 1990s.

His group is suspected of being behind several attacks in the region, including an April 2011 assault on an Algerian military barracks at Azazga near blood-stained Tizi Ouzou that killed 14 soldiers.

The Azazga guard post is on the edge of the dense Yakouren forest, where AQIM is active.

AQIM, headed by Abdelmalik Droukdel
... aka Abdel Wadoud, was a regional leader of the GSPC for several years before becoming the group's supremo in 2004 following the death of then-leader Nabil Sahraoui. Under Abdel Wadoud's leadership the GSPC has sought to develop itself from a largely domestic entity into a larger player on the international terror stage. In September 2006 it was announced that the GSPC had joined forces with al-Qaeda and in January 2007 the group officially changed its name to the Al-Qaeda Organization in the Islamic Maghreb....
, emerged in early 2007 from an Algerian armed Islamist movement, the Salafist Group for Preaching and Combat
... now known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb...
. It operates in several northwestern African countries, including Mali, Mauritania and Niger.

The group has since been boosted by the turmoil in neighbouring Mali that followed a coup there in March, with hardline Islamists occupying the country's vast northern region.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [437 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa

#1  "The Azazga guard post is on the edge of the dense Yakouren forest, where AQIM is active."

Algeria has a forest?
Posted by: American Delight || 10/16/2012 6:28 Comments || Top||

#2  Yes. North and eastern parts of the country (in the mountainous areas.)
Posted by: Pappy || 10/16/2012 14:42 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Yemen Intel Officer Dies after 'Qaida' Attack
[An Nahar] A Yemeni intelligence officer died of his wounds on Monday from an attack in the southeast of the country blamed on al-Qaeda, a hospital source said.

"Lieutenant Colonel Salah Badhriss has died of his injuries," the source at Seyun hospital in Hadramawt province said, adding that he had been shot three times in the chest.

A security source said the attack was carried out by two al-Qaeda faceless myrmidons on a cycle of violence who expeditiously departed at a goodly pace.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [378 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Bahrain summons Iran envoy over 'interference'
[Al Ahram] Bahrain summoned Iran's charge d'affaires on Monday in protest at "interference" by Tehran in the internal affairs of the Gulf kingdom, the foreign ministry said.
Tehran's envoy Mahdi Islami was summoned "to address his country's interference in the kingdom's internal affairs through deliberately attributing false information to Bahraini officials," the ministry said.

Undersecretary Hamad al-Amer told Iran's envoy that his country's "conduct incites sedition and sectarianism" in Shiite-majority Bahrain which is ruled by the Sunni Al-Khalifa dynasty, it said.

He also dismissed "claims" in Iranian media that Manama had requested Iranian mediation in domestic affairs as "false".

"Any interference in Bahrain's domestic affairs through mediation or other methods, as well as in dealing with its citizens, is unacceptable and would be an encroachment on its illusory sovereignty and independence," he said.

The protest followed a meeting between Iran's representative and the spiritual leader of the Shiite opposition, Ayatollah Issa Qassem.

The main Shiite opposition, Al-Wefaq, said in a statement that the meeting between Islami and Qassem took place in response to a Bahraini demand for mediation.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [460 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran


Yemen court jails six 'Qaeda' militants
[Al Ahram] A Sanaa court specialising in terrorism sentenced six Yemenis to between one and five years in prison on Monday for "belonging to Al-Qaeda" and plotting attacks in Yemen. The court acquitted six others accused in connection with the same case for the lack of evidence against them, according to the verdict read by judge Hilal Mhaffal.

The 12 were accused of "participating in an armed organised group plotting to carry out criminal acts targetting armed and security forces ... government buildings ... and attacking foreign tourists and missions between 2009 and 2011," according to the chargesheet.

The court also set November 19 as the date for verdict in a separate case involving six other people -- among them an Emirati of Yemeni origin -- also accused of belonging to "an Al-Qaeda cell plotting attacks."
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [382 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Home Front: WoT
Iran Strikes Back: used U.of Michigan network in recent bank attacks
Iranian hackers took over a University of Michigan computer network during a massive cyber attack on U.S. financial systems last week that continued following comments on the strike by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta
...current SecDef, previously Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Panetta served as President Bill Clinton's White House Chief of Staff from 1994 to 1997 and was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993....
According to reports by a leading Internet security-monitoring firm, the cyber attacks against Bank of America, JPMorgan
...where we keep our plutocrats, contributed $808,799 to the 2008 Obama campaign...
Chase, Citibank, and several other U.S. financial institutions began Oct. 8 when hackers gained control of the university's College of Engineering network in Ann Arbor.

The attack then used automated malicious software to simulate hundreds of thousands of attempts by customers to log in to the banks' remote access portals, resulting in overloading the networks.

Some of the bank's operations were slowed or otherwise disrupted, and others were halted during the attacks, which a well-placed security analyst said are continuing.
More details at the link, for you technical types. One hopes this will provide a useful exercise for those planning to be on the defence side of such things in the near future.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [515 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Iran

#1  Dats what I thought - considering how much of a disorganized mess it was many years ago, I'm surprised the hackers could even find a CPU under all the junk.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/16/2012 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  It's about a 20-minute drive from Dearbornistan to Ann Arbor.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Rob Crawford || 10/16/2012 9:54 Comments || Top||

#3  U of Michigan is pretty close to Dearbornistan, right?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/16/2012 12:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes it is. Almost certainly an inside job by exchange students to open up the system for exploitation. Which is illegal. The FBI will investigate. Some students intelligence officers will go to prison.

Oh, wait. They are probably Muslim. So, sending them to prison for crimes is like racist or something.
Posted by: rammer || 10/16/2012 19:19 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pak President Admits Creating Terrorist Groups
[Telegraph] Pakistain's president has admitted his country created terrorist groups to help achieve its foreign policy goals.
Yes, of course everyone knew, but why openly admit it now?
Asif Ali Zardari
Maybe he got 10% of the created terror?
told a meeting of former senior civil servants in Islamabad, it was time to be honest about their deployment.

"Let us be truthful to ourselves and make a candid admission of the realities," he said. "The hard boyz of today were the heroes of yesteryears until 9/11 occurred and they began to haunt us as well."

These groups were not thrown up because of government weakness, but as a matter of policy. He said they were deliberately "created and nurtured" as a policy to achieve some short-term tactical objectives.

His comments amount to an admission that Pakistain trained Islamic hard boyz to launch attacks on India as part of its long war over its claim on Kashmire.

It came as at least 40 people were killed in a suspected US missile strike in north-west Pakistain.

Three US drones are believed to have fired missiles at Death Eaters near Ladha in South Wazoo. It is the third strike in two days and follows strikes in which 19 reportedly died.

Mr Zardari first confirmed that many of the Islamic Death Eaters now waging war against his government were once "strategic assets" in an interview with the Daily Telegraph earlier this week.

"I don't think anybody in the establishment supports them any more. I think everybody has become more wise than this," he said and confirmed the military was now targeting those it had previously used as proxies in attacks on India.

Islamic bad turban groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
and Jaish-e-Mohammed, have long been regarded as Pakistain proxy forces by diplomats and intelligence services but Islamabad has, until now, always denied any links.

The LeT is believed to have been created to fight with the Afghan Mujahideen against the former Soviet-backed Najibullah regime in Kabul and to attack Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmire.

It is believed to have been responsible for the commando attack on Delhi's Red Fort in December in which two soldiers and a civilian were killed. It was involved with another Pakistain-backed terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed in the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament before it was banned by Islamabad in 2002.

Pakistain hard boyz were also behind the 1999 hijacking of an Indian Airlines jet which forced the Indian government to release three jugged
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
bad turbans, including Masood Azhar, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammed, and Omar Saeed Sheikh, who was later set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
for the murder of Daniel Pearl.

The Indian government believes links between Islamabad and these terrorist groups remain intact and prime minister Manmohan Singh has accused elements within Pakistain's security apparatus of aiding the Lashkar-e-Taiba's commando attack on Mumbai last November.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/16/2012 07:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [981 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The killing of that young girl has made them look inwards on what they have created i hope the Pak army can do the same?
Posted by: Fester Clunter7205 || 10/16/2012 14:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Fester, a bridge, I have one.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/16/2012 17:32 Comments || Top||

#3  See also DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Afghan-PakistanI] TALIBAN ARE PAK ARMY PROXIES, NOT PASHTUN NATIONALISTS.

versus

* NEWS KERALA > AFGHANI, PAKISTANI TALIBAN ARE "NON-EXPANSIONIST BOGEYMEN", SAYS US POLITICAL SCIENTIST [Francis Fukuyama].

ARTIC > FUKUYAMA = iiuc, IHO the AFPAK Taliban are likely to stay put intheir respective home countries or regions, + NOT expand their insurgency to new theaters.

OTOH Mama Russia may have a differing opinion ...

* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > RUSSIA WARNS OF NEW WAVE OF [post-2014] TERROR, SEEKS INDIA'S COOPERATION.

New Regional + Trans-Regional Terror after US-NATO 2014 pullout, INCLUDING AGZ INDIA AND CENTRAL ASIAN -STANS E.G. ESPEC TAIJIKISTAN + UZBEKISTAN.

Moscow seeks new post-2014 security mechanism vee US-NATO, UNO for AFPAK + nearby regions.

* WAFF > [MEMRI.org] [Leading Sunni Scholar Yousef al-Qaradhawi] RUSSIA IS THE "NO. 1 ENEMY OF ISLAM AND THE MUSLIMS", due to its defensive or protective diplomatic stance/position on Syria + oppressive Assad Regime.

ARTIC > QARADHAWI = Ditto IRAN + CHINA + LEBANON [Hezbollah?] as Enemies of Islam + Muslims for their on-going role in helping the Assad Govt in Syria to kill Arabs + the Islamic Syrian People.

versus

* MEMRI.ORG > IN INDIAN DAILY, MEMRI'S SOUTH ASIAN DIRECTOR EXAMINES AL-QAEDA'S "INDIA" STRATEGY. AL-QAEDA'S EMERGING THINKING IN MYANMAR-ASSAM ISCONSISTENT WID ITS NEW JIHADI FRAMEWORK IN SOUTH ASIA [South + SE Asia].

Al-Qaeda's "LOOK EAST" Policy-Strategem.

* WAFF > CHINESE POLITICAL SYSTEM COULD "BLOW UP", SAYS US ACADEMIC [Francis Fukuyama], due to steadily expanding wealth + affluence of China's middle class vee the historically rigid central State, i.e. the Commie CPC.

Guess we know where those Jihadis = MilTerrs whom are NOT fighting in Africa will be heading to. AS SAID OR INFERRED TIMES BEFORE, RUSSIA + CHINA + INDIA = NEW SOURCES OF $$$ + MANPOWER = AKA WHERE THE NUKES ARE = WHERE THE US-NATO/ALLIES ARE NOT.

ISLAMIST CLERIC [paraph] = US PRESIDENT OBAMA MAY THINK THE GWOT IS OVER WID THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN + MANY TOP LEADERS, BUT THE GROUND REALITIES ARE FAR DIFFERENT AS HORDES OF PRO-AL QAEDA MILITANTS/MUSLIMS ARE OPERATING OPENLY IN MORE FOREIGN COUNTRIES THAN EVER BEFORE.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 10/16/2012 22:30 Comments || Top||


Soldiers, militant killed in clashes
[Dawn] Two coppers and a bully boy were killed in separate incidents 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.
and Bara tehsil of Khyber Agency on Sunday.

Sources said that a soldier of Frontier Constabulary was killed when Islamic fascisti attacked a party of law enforcers in Sheikhan village in Peshawar.

Badhaber police claimed that five Islamic fascisti were also killed in the encounter. However,
a good lie finds more believers than a bad truth...
no dead body of any bully boy was found at the scene of occurrence. Police claimed that the bodies of Islamic fascisti were taken away by their fleeing colleagues.

Police and FC were patrolling Sheikhan village when Islamic fascisti attacked them. Mohammad Ayaz, a soldier of FC, was killed on the spot.

In Khyber Agency, a security man and a bully boy were killed in an exchange of fire in Bara tehsil on Sunday. Officials said that a joint patrolling party of Khasadar and Frontier Constabulary was ambushed by Islamic fascisti in Akkakhel. An FC man was killed in the attack. In the retaliatory fire, a bully boy was also killed, they said. --
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [374 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar-e-Islami


Karachi firing kills 10, including political worker
[Dawn] Several incidents of firing on Monday claimed 10 lives in Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, including those of a policeman, a political party worker, and a man allegedly linked to the city's territorial 'gang wars', DawnNews reported.

Four people were killed when faceless myrmidons opened fire on Bloody Karachi's Abul Hasan Isphahani Road. Shops were closed down soon as tension gripped the area following the incident.

In North Nazimabad, a man was killed in another incident of firing, while a policeman was rubbed out in Baldia Town.

An activist belonging to a political party was bumped off by unknown armed assailants in North Bloody Karachi Sector 5. Another man was killed in a similar incident of firing by unknown gunnies in Landhi.

Meanwhile,
...back at the bake sale, Umberto's Mom's cannoli were a big hit...
Sattar Brohi, a 'gang war' suspect, was killed in a police operation in Dalmia, police said.
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Three killed in attack on minister's house in Quetta
[Dawn] Two unidentified armed assailants and a Levies Force personnel deployed outside a provincial minister's house in Quetta have been killed in exchange of fire on Monday night.

Police sources said that unknown attackers came at the residence of provincial minister Asfandyar Kakar in Chaman Housing Scheme and opened indiscriminate fire at the house.

"The Levies Force personnel deployed at the minister house for security received bullet injuries, however, he retaliated the firing that killed both assailants," police said.

The police rushed to the site and shifted the injured security guard and dead bodies of the two assailants to civil hospital. Later, the maimed guard was taken to combined military hospital due to his serious condition. The hospital sources said that the injured guard has departed this vale of tears.

The police said that it could not immediately ascertain what caused the attack. The police have been looking into the incident.

It is pertinent to mention here the Provincial Minister for Food Asfandyar Kakar belonged to the Pakistain People's Party (PPP).

Meanwhile,
...back at the bunker, his Excellency called a hurried meeting of his closest advisors. It was to be his last. They discussed the officers's efficiency rating system...
nine others were killed in different incidents of violence in the bustling provincial capital on Monday, DawnNews reported.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [414 views] Top|| File under:


TTP claims responsibility of attack on police check post in Matni
[Dawn] Banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) on Monday grabbed credit of attacking a police check post set up on the main 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.
-Kohat Road in the Matni area on the outskirts of Peshawar, killing seven FC and police personnel.

Superintendent of Police (Rural) Khurshid Khan and six others, including police and Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel, were killed whereas 12 others were maimed when more than 300 gunnies attacked the check post.

Speaking over the telephone to this correspondent from Qazi's guesthouse an undisclosed location, TTP front man Ehsanullah Ehsan accepted the responsibility of the attack and said they beheaded SP Khan and two FC officials during the fight and had taken away heads of all three security officials with them.

"We have also taken away two night vision goggles, 15 Kalashnikovs, two rocket launchers, three mobile jammers, 30 rounds of magazines and three heavy machine guns from the check post," said Ehsan. Two TTP fighters sustained injuries during the fight, he added.

According to police sources, the heavily armed gunnies attacked the check post, resulting in a three hour shootout.

Those killed included three coppers and four FC personnel. Sources said the gunnies had beheaded SP Khan on the spot.

The 12 injured included FC and police personnel who were shifted to the Lady Reading Hospital for treatment.

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik
Pak politician, Interior Minister under the Gilani government. Malik is a former Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) intelligence officer who rose to head the FIA during Benazir Bhutto's second tenure. Malik was tossed from his FIA job in 1998 after documenting the breath-taking corruption of the Sharif family. By unhappy coincidence Nawaz Sharif became PM at just that moment and Malik moved to London one step ahead of the button men. He had to give up the interior ministry job because he held dual Brit citizenship.
announced the Sitara-e-Jurat award for the slain SP in recognition of his bravery.

The gunnies ransacked the check post and set it on fire, reducing police equipment and weapons in the office to ashes. At least four vehicles and three cycle of violences were also destroyed in the attack.

Police sources said the gunnies fled after the attack and there were no cut-thoat casualty figures available as yet whereas a number of security personnel were missing.

Funeral prayers of SP (rural) Khan and the other slain officials were offered later today.

Chief Minister Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
Ameer Haider Khan Hoti, KP Information Minister Mian Iftikhar Hussain and a large number of coppers were among those attending the prayers.

Speaking to media representatives after the prayers, Chief Minister Hoti said that cut-throats wanted to deteriorate Peshawar's security situation.

Moreover, the provincial information minister said that the KP government would soon launch an operation against the terrorists.
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [433 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Southeast Asia
Man killed, wife, sister injured in southern Thailand
A scrap-rubber trader was killed and his wife and younger sister seriously injured by a gunman in Narathiwat province on Monday morning.

The attack occurred about 9:50 a.m. on a roadside in a rubber plantation. Witnesses said that while Nase Uma and his wife Ropi-a Mading and younger sister Karatini Uma were sorting scrap rubber they had bought, two men arrived on a motorcycle and the pillion rider shot Nase one time in the head with an AK47 rifle, killing him on the spot. His wife and sister ran for their lives but were shot from behind by the gunman. Both of them were hit and seriously injured.

Police suspected it was another attack by terrorists militants.
Posted by: ryuge || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Landmark mosque in Aleppo burned in fighting
Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Scourge of Qusayr...
ordered on Monday immediate repairs to a historic mosque in the city of Aleppo
...For centuries, Aleppo was Greater Syria's largest city and the Ottoman Empire's third, after Constantinople and Cairo. Although relatively close to Damascus in distance, Aleppans regard Damascenes as country cousins...
, a move likely aimed at containing Moslem outrage after fierce fighting between rebels and regime forces set parts of the mosque on fire over the weekend.

Government troops had been holed up inside the 12th century Umayyad mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in downtown Aleppo for several months before rebels fighting to topple Assad launched a push to liberate it this week.

Activist Mohammad al-Hassan said the army had been using the mosque as a base because of its strategic location in the center of the old city of Aleppo.

"It's all blackened now," he said of the mosque, speaking by phone from Aleppo
Posted by: Fred || 10/16/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [538 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  liberate ??
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/16/2012 11:27 Comments || Top||

#2  "the army had been using the mosque ammo depot as a base because of its strategic location in the center of the old city of Aleppo"

Fixed.
Posted by: Barbara || 10/16/2012 13:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Hope no Korans were burned.
Posted by: bman || 10/16/2012 14:54 Comments || Top||

#4  It was the 7734th most holy site in Islam™.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 10/16/2012 21:40 Comments || Top||



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