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Good Morning

Milwaukee County DA admits it was a mistake to grant $1,000 bail to SUV-driving felon days before he smashed into Xmas parade
Wednesday November 24th, 2021

Qatar, Hamas seek to bypass Israeli curbs on cash funding for Gaza
Israel%u2019s Gantz heads to Rabat to formalize defense ties with Morocco
Gantz exposes Iran drone bases, says Tehran tried to fly TNT via UAV into West Bank
Hezbollah smuggling weapons to Arab Israelis to sow civil strife %u2013 police
%u2018I Hope You Die%u2019: The Murderous ISIS Jihadi From New York City You Heard Nothing About
Striking at the heart of the enemy: In the final part of our series from brave pilot's gripping memoir, a nerve shredding account of how the RAF blasted an Isis bomb factory to smithereens
Michigan woman admits using
'RentAHitman.com' to try to kill ex

Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Rita Hayworth was an American actress, dancer, and producer. She achieved fame during the 1940s as one of the era's top stars, appearing in 61 films over 37 years. The press coined the term "The Love Goddess" to describe Hayworth after she had become the most glamorous screen idol of the 1940s.

Born: Margarita Carmen Cansino, October 17, 1918, New York City, New York, U.S.
Died: May 14, 1987, New York City, New York, U.S.
Posted by: Otto Crerenter3297 || 11/24/2021 7:40 Comments || Top||

#2  MCC - Margarita Carmen Cansino
RH - Rita Hayworth

Posted by: Otto Crerenter3297 || 11/24/2021 7:52 Comments || Top||

#3  MCC-RH - Revealed: She Engaged in Domestic Aquatic Hygienic Activities

Posted by: Otto Crerenter3297 || 11/24/2021 8:01 Comments || Top||

#4  MCC-RH - Après DAHA - All Fresh & Duey !

Posted by: Otto Crerenter3297 || 11/24/2021 8:13 Comments || Top||

#5  That 1938 Rita beach pic's da bomb
Posted by: Slereter Spailet1813 || 11/24/2021 19:02 Comments || Top||

#6  "A bottle of beer and a peach
And perhaps an unoccupied beach
And a couple of thou
Would, I think, be enow...
Who needs you?" [screeching]
Preach, Stacy Keach.

No excuse. Didn't even stay at a sleepy, violence-plagued motel down the coast last night.
Posted by: Lionel Elmumble1080 || 11/24/2021 19:47 Comments || Top||

#7  Bye-bye, Tamale Pie, or, "It's 1938, and everything's great!"

O bland All-American Rita,
You ate too much meat and no pita
Or fufu or naan.
"Yo, you need a real man."
"Or a Carmen Miraaan...duh!"
[Rita sharing banana with cheetah;
Kate screeching and throwing excreta]
Posted by: Lionel Elmumble1080 || 11/24/2021 23:25 Comments || Top||

-Lurid Crime Tales-
Witnesses: Waukesha Attacker Drove SUV in ‘Zig-Zag Pattern' to Hit as Many People as Possible
[American Greatness] Darrell Brooks Jr., 39, has been charged with five counts of first-degree intentional homicide after he drove his SUV into a Christmas parade on Sunday, resulting in multiple fatalities, and more than 60 people injured. His bail was set at $5 million on Tuesday. Brooks faces a mandatory life sentence if convicted.

Brooks is accused of driving his SUV in a "zig-zag pattern" with the intention of striking "as many people as possible," according to the criminal complaint.

The suspect allegedly refused to stop even after an officer banged on the hood of his red Ford Explorer, and another officer fired three shots into the vehicle.

An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday, from injuries sustained in the horrific vehicular attack.

Five people ranging in age from 52 to 81 were pronounced dead within hours. Jackson Sparks, 8, was the first of many injured children to have died. He was walking in the parade with his 12-year-old brother Tucker, who was injured in the crash and was being discharged from the hospital, according to his GoFundMe page.

"The nature of this offense is shocking," said Waukesha Court Commissioner Kevin Costello.

According to the criminal complaint, Brooks drove his SUV at high speeds in a "zig-zag driving pattern" to hit as many people as possible.

Detective Trussoni spoke with multiple citizen witnesses who were present during the parade. One witness indicated, "As I continued to watch the SUV, it continued to drive in a zig zag motion. It was like the SUV was trying to avoid vehicles, not people. There was no attempt made by the vehicle to stop, much less slow down."

Detective Trussoni spoke with another witness who described the same zig zag driving pattern by the SUV and the witness further indicated, he felt it was "a direct intent to hit as many parade participants."

More than 60 people were injured, and six people were killed, according to the complaint.

The city’s livestream video and bystander video captured the chaotic scene when an SUV sped along the parade route and then into the crowd. Several of those injured remain in critical condition.

Waukesha Police Chief Dan Thompson said that there was no evidence the bloodshed Sunday was a coordinated terrorist attack, however, according to reports, Brooks’ social media shows that he’s been an ardent supporter of Black Lives Matter who promoted violence against white people.
Posted by: Clavith Phomomp6945 || 11/24/2021 02:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [265 views] Top|| File under:

#1  $5M bail set.
What do you think are the odds someone will come up with the money for him?
Posted by: james || 11/24/2021 9:46 Comments || Top||

#2  I still haven't seen any nice splashy headlines about how GoFundMe is treating this guy the same way they treated Rittenhouse.

Like news stories that fail to mention even the perp's name if it's a giveaway, I'd say the silence is telling.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#3  How many must be senselessly murdered before bail is denied ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/24/2021 9:49 Comments || Top||

#4  All those lives are worth only 5 million?
Oh and with bail bonding that would be $500K.
It doesn't say much for the legal system.
Posted by: 3dc || 11/24/2021 10:28 Comments || Top||

#5  Saw a video of someone recording the parade, with the kids marching by quickly followed by the car.

There is no doubt.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/24/2021 11:44 Comments || Top||

#6  Wikipedia is calling it a "car crash," but having a "debate' about whether to call it an "incident" instead.

Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 11:49 Comments || Top||

#7  Life Accounting, per Woke actuaries in the new USSA:

each left-wing victim of White S'premacy is worth $25m (cf Charlottesville)

each victim of White "Gun Violence" is worth $130m/17 = $8m

each white victim of Black Racist mass murder is worth $5m/6 = < $1m (and falling, as more and more of the injured die)

each victim of Black "Gun Violence" is worth $0
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/24/2021 11:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh and the most valuable life of all is that of a violent Black felon and drug-overdosing 'victim' of 'systemic police racism': $27 million.

So we can conclude, with reasonable certainty, that our new Woke USSA values political pawns at least 30x higher than normal patriotic law-abiding citizens.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/24/2021 12:04 Comments || Top||

#9  You know without any uncertainty that if this was a white male driving through a MLK day parade, it would be 24hrs of non-stop hate in the LSM.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/24/2021 12:52 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Can't wait to see how they try to smear JJ Watt for paying for all the Waukesha victims' funerals. It's gonna be called "rayciss" somehow, you just know...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 12:54 Comments || Top||

#11  ^ I actually wouldn't be surprised if the NFL decides it's going to be bad publicity for their "league."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 12:55 Comments || Top||

#12  So the race-warrior and ch!ld $es trafficker MathBoi Fly was actually swerving toward his prey, trying to knock off as many white schoolkids and grannies as possible.

And we were originally told by our f--king media shills that he was just an ordinary dude from the 'hood, fleeing the evil cops after a leisurely afternoon of mutual knife-combat.

F--k these liars.

Damn them to hell for trashing our precious commitment to truth and rule of law.

Does anyone still deny that this "revolutionary justice" push marks our Wokesters and Soros-commie DAs as would-be Bolshevik revolutionaries?

If so, then those deniers ought to read and ponder today's thoughtfulsummary of this left-wing "Terrifying Assault on Due Process" by the WSJ's careful, incisive, level-headed editor Gerard Baker.
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/24/2021 13:21 Comments || Top||

Africa Horn
Uganda arrests Somali national with detonator in Kampala
[Garowe] A Somali national has been arrested in Kampala with a detonator, Uganda police said, in the latest development which could shape the anti-terrorism war, following a series of attacks in the East Africa nation.

The Uganda police said the Somali national was arrested at Speke Resort Hotel in Munyonyo, just within the outskirts of Kampala. Fred Enanga, the police spokesperson, said security guards managed to recover the detonator.

"The device was discovered by the security as they did a thorough search of the vehicle, a Toyota Wish which was being driven by Abdul Karim Mayowu, a 25-year-old Somali national and resident of Lungujja in Lubaga division," Enanga said.

Mr. Enanga added that the police are currently interrogating the Somali national, adding that it's said that he's a special hire driver and that had been hired by one Muhammad Hassan, 28, another Somali national to go pick his mother and siblings from the hotel.

"That is how he drove with this suspected device. We have now arrested the two and also other close associates of the family including 40-year Asili Yasin and 20-year-old Maxbal Masal. The device that he was found with is one that can operate or detonate a given bomb. We now have a duty to trace backward for the main component of the suspected bomb," Enanga noted.

The incident comes just a week after ISIS took responsibility for twin kabooms in Kampala which claimed the lives of two people. President Yoweri Museveni
...President-for-Life of Uganda. He assumed office in 1985. His primary virtue is being prefereable to both his predecessors, Idi Amin and Milton Obote...
vowed to "crush" the murderous Moslems who were attacking the country for the third time within four months.

So far, a total of 106 suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. Uganda has been one of the most stable nations in East Africa when it comes to matters terrorism but the recent attacks have raised fears among stakeholders.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [58 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

UN to evacuate families of international staff from Ethiopia
[AlAhram] The United Nations
...a formerly good idea gone bad...
will evacuate family members of international staff from war-torn Æthiopia, according to an official document seen by AFP Tuesday, as rebels claim to be advancing closer to the capital.

An internal UN security order asked the organization to "coordinate the evacuation and ensure that all eligible family members of internationally recruited staff depart from Æthiopia no later than 25 November 2021".

The order came as La Belle France became the latest country to advise citizens to leave Æthiopia, following similar advisories by the US and the UK in recent weeks as the fighting between federal forces and Tigrayan rebels edges closer to Addis Ababa.

"All Frenchies are formally urged to leave the country without delay," the French embassy in Addis Ababa said in an email sent to French citizens.

Embassy staff were taking steps to facilitate citizens' departure by booking seats on commercial flights and would "if necessary" organise a charter flight, the email said.

Northern Æthiopia has been wracked by conflict since November 2020 when Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed sent troops into the Tigray region to topple its ruling party, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF).

The 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner promised a swift victory, but by late June the TPLF had regrouped and retaken most of Tigray including its regional capital Mekele.

Since then the TPLF has pushed into the neighbouring Afar and Amhara regions and this week claimed control of Shewa Robit, just 220 kilometres (135 miles) northeast of Addis Ababa by road.

Some TPLF fighters were believed to have reached Debre Sina, roughly 30 kilometres closer to Addis Ababa, diplomats briefed on the security situation said.

A communications outage in much of the conflict-hit zone has made battlefield movements difficult to verify.

The government has not responded to requests about the status of Shewa Robit.

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...
's special envoy for the Horn of Africa, Olusegun Obasanjo, is leading a frantic push to broker a ceasefire, but so far there has been little concrete progress.

On Monday Abiy seemed to cast doubt on the prospects of a peaceful solution, announcing he was heading to the front "to lead the defence forces".
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [117 views] Top|| File under:

Africa North
Sources confirm that UN special envoy to Libya Jan Kubis has resigned
Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  "They told there was gonna be bribes! They keep bringing me goats!"
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/24/2021 9:16 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
A resident of Makhachkala suspected of financing ISIS
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited
[KavkazUzel] A criminal case on the financing of terrorism is being investigated against a resident of Makhachkala, who is suspected of transferring 120,000 rubles to a member of the Islamic State, the investigation reported today. 

The Directorate of the Investigative Committee of Russia for Dagestan announced the investigation of a criminal case under the article on the financing of terrorism against a 36-year-old resident of Makhachkala.

According to the investigation, in January-February 2019, the suspect, knowing that the international organization "Islamic State" was recognized as terrorist and its activities were prohibited on the territory of Russia, transferred 120,000 rubles to an ISIS member through a local resident, the ICR department for Dagestan reported today at your site.

"The woman realized that the funds were intended to provide for illegal groups created in Syria to commit terrorist crimes," RIA Dagestan was quoted as saying.

Part 1 of article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (assistance to terrorist activities) provides for up to 15 years in prison.

The "Caucasian Knot" also wrote that on October 15, investigators reported a criminal case against a 30-year-old resident of the Khasavyurt district of Dagestan. According to the investigators, he organized a fundraiser for militants in Syria , and also tried to recruit a Chechen resident into the ranks of IS through the Internet.
Posted by: badanov || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [85 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Suspect with ties to al-Nusra was detained in Khabarovsk
Direct Translation via Google Translate. Edited.
[REGNUM] The Federal Security Service (FSB) detained in Khabarovsk a foreign citizen who was involved in financing the terrorist group Dzhebhat al-Nusra. This was reported on November 24 by the press service of the regional FSB.

"The officers of the FSB of Russia in the Khabarovsk Territory detained a 26-year-old native of one of the Central Asian republics involved in committing crimes under Part 1.1 of Article 205.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (Assistance in terrorist activities)," the message says.

The law enforcement agency added that the man voluntarily transferred money to the needs of one of the structures of "al-Nusra." In addition, criminal cases were opened against four other foreigners who knew about the crime, but did not report it to law enforcement agencies.
Posted by: badanov || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [75 views] Top|| File under: Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (al-Nusra)

Russian teen detained in Kazan on mass shooting plot
[TASS] Federal Security Service agents in Kazan detained a teenager that plotted an armed attack on an educational institution, the agency’s press service told TASS on Tuesday.

The agency, known as FSB, said the planned "mass murder" was instigated by a Ukrainian national, named Yaroslav Ovsyuk and living in Ukraine, via the Telegram messenger.

Agents seized items from the suspect’s home that included an airgun, communications devices whose browser history contained search queries about repurposing the airgun for combat, and materials describing armed attacks on educational institutions.

Russia’s Investigations Committee in the Tatarstan region, which includes Kazan, has opened a criminal case against the suspect, who wasn’t identified, on charges of premeditating a murder of two or more people.
Posted by: badanov || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [79 views] Top|| File under:

Fifth Column
North Dakota man convicted over an axe attack on office of Republican @Sen John Hoeven is revealed to be part of antifa
Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [263 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  "Your money's no good here, Mr Torrance"
- Lloyd the Democrat bartender fundraiser to the axe murderer
Posted by: Merrick Ferret || 11/24/2021 2:41 Comments || Top||

#2  Thomas “Tas” Alexander Starks, 31, of Lisbon, N.D., was filmed on CCTV trying to break inside the office of Sen. John Hoeven's in Fargo on Dec. 21, 2020, using an axe. In April, he pleaded guilty to a charge of destruction of government property. Federal sentencing guidelines suggested 10–16 months in prison but he was only sentenced to probation and fined $2,784 for restitution.
According to court documents, Starks’ colleague said he was “politically open and motivated,” left-leaning and "very active in protests.”
Recently Starks has taken to Facebook to brag about getting his axe back from the FBI.
“Look what the FBI were kind enough to give back to me!” Starks posted on Oct. 26.
Posted by: Bertie Crains2651 || 11/24/2021 6:55 Comments || Top||

#3  At least he shows remorse...uh, no
Posted by: Frank G || 11/24/2021 7:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Boy's gonna end up on the open-end of a shotgun.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/24/2021 10:02 Comments || Top||

#5  When are judges going to be held accountable for their role in these non-punitive sentences?
Posted by: Crusader || 11/24/2021 10:53 Comments || Top||

#6  Judges will always use the excuse they are "just following the law," except when they are making or un-making it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 10:54 Comments || Top||

#7  /\ Thing to remember about judges. Before they were judges, they were lawyers.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/24/2021 11:12 Comments || Top||

#8  When I was a newspaper reporter, the inside joke on the courthouse beat was "What do you call a lawyer with an IQ of 80?"

"Your honor..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/24/2021 11:24 Comments || Top||

#9  And they gave him his axe back.
Posted by: KBK || 11/24/2021 19:10 Comments || Top||

Elly A. Starling, a male to female antifa member, was arrested at the violent anti-Rittenhouse riot in Portland
Posted by: Fred || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM

#1  And he will be sentenced to a women's prison, surrounded by all the things he could never have outside.
Posted by: Clavith Phomomp6945 || 11/24/2021 3:30 Comments || Top||

#2  um, Bubba? That whole transgender thing didn't work for you.
Posted by: Mercutio || 11/24/2021 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Does he have a sister named Clarisse?
(I note he's basically "sorta" male to female; not gonna get on RuPaul looking like that.)
Posted by: ed in texas || 11/24/2021 9:14 Comments || Top||

#4  "She's a he, so...."
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/24/2021 14:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Needs a little wax on the mustache area. Aunt Betty is giving "her" a run for the money though...
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/24/2021 18:02 Comments || Top||

#6  "She was so mean, she tried to grow a mustache."
Posted by: SteveS || 11/24/2021 18:29 Comments || Top||

#7  Given a little time "she" might make it, as in the example below (woman to man transition) ((genetically NO; Physical Appearance Yes))

Posted by: Menhadden Whomort8615 || 11/24/2021 18:45 Comments || Top||

#8  I'm soooooooo confused, can "we" start all over again (?) - reset - sorry doesn't work that way..
You are nuts 🤪 just face it.
Posted by: Slereter Spailet1813 || 11/24/2021 18:57 Comments || Top||

#9  Is it simply sampling bias, or is the "T" group of unhappy souls over-represented in Antifa?
Posted by: james || 11/24/2021 21:56 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
‘I Hope You Die’: The Murderous ISIS Jihadi From New York City You Heard Nothing About
His only appearance in our archives is the report of his arrest in 2015.
[PJMedia] Ali Saleh, 28, was born and raised in the Jamaica, Queens neighborhood of New York City, in idyllic circumstances: according to court documents, he came "from a loving home, surrounded by parents and siblings, and was both educated and employed." Yet despite the fact that we are constantly told that ignorance and deprivation cause terrorism, Saleh’s enviable upbringing didn’t prevent him from turning to the dark side. Wednesday, he was sentenced to thirty years in prison after pleading guilty to aiding the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS). He gives every indication of being as hardcore an adherent as the jihad terror organization ever had. And one question that no one seems to be asking is: Where did he get these ideas in Queens?

In addition to the 30 years for aiding ISIS, Saleh was also sentenced Wednesday to eight years and four months in prison for assaulting a federal correctional officer. According to the Justice Department, "on July 13, 2018, at approximately 12:35 p.m., while a senior correctional officer was retrieving trash through an access slot of Saleh’s cell, Saleh reached through the slot and slashed the officer with an improvised knife, lacerating the officer’s right forearm and damaging the officer’s radial nerve. Saleh smiled at the officer and said, ’I hope you die.’" Charming guy.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [134 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Four ISIS members arrested near Erbil: Coalition
[Rudaw] A number of Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
(ISIS) members were arrested near the capital of the Kurdistan Region, the US-led Coalition said on Tuesday as the group remains a threat to the security and stability of Iraq and the Region.

In a series of operations, the US-led coalition with the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Directorate (CTD) arrested four ISIS members near Erbil, the Coalition’s Special Operations Joint Task Force-Levant announced in a tweet.

"These operations reduce ISIS’s [ISIS] ability to coordinate movements and harass the people of Iraq," it added, without disclosing further information about the detained members.

Iraqi forces have not yet commented on the arrests.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [68 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Striking at the heart of the enemy: In the final part of our series from brave pilot's gripping memoir, a nerve shredding account of how the RAF blasted an Isis bomb factory to smithereens
The set-up:
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news] After a spell of good weather, thunderstorms had returned, and the Mediterranean air at our base in Cyprus was unusually humid as I walked back to Ops after a trip over Syria.

Two of my flight commanders approached me with an urgent request that had come in from Air Operations while I was airborne.

'They want an IED [improvised explosive device] factory destroyed. As soon as possible.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [129 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Hezbollah smuggling weapons to Arab Israelis to sow civil strife – police
[IsraelTimes] Lebanese terror group accused of upping efforts to send quality arms into Israel following May festivities between Jews and Arabs

The Lebanon Hezbollahstan
...Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. ...
-based Hezbollah terror group is trying to smuggle weapons into Israel for use by the Arab Israeli community in future festivities, a police official has said.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/24/2021 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [142 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah

#1  We call them "community organizers" over here. We even elected one for president. Twice
Posted by: Sgt. D.T. || 11/24/2021 1:53 Comments || Top||

Sri Lanka
SriLankan court begins the trial of 25 men accused of plotting the Easter Sunday bombings that killed nearly 270 people in 2019

A Sri Lankan court on Tuesday began the trial of 25 men accused of plotting the Easter Sunday bombings that killed nearly 270 people in 2019, as lawyers warned of a protracted and complicated legal battle ahead.

The suspects were brought under heavy guard in batches from different prisons by police to the Colombo High Court during the morning hours.

Police have filed over 23,000 charges against the suspects, including conspiring to murder, aiding, and abetting the attacks, and collecting arms and ammunition. Lawyers representing the suspects said the charges were too numerous in number and the case could take as long as a decade to conclude.

"As things are now it is impossible to identify which specific charges match with which suspect. We are hoping there will be more clarity on this. We are concerned that this case will drag on and it will be a futile exercise," Attorney Noordeen M. Shaheed, who represents six of the suspects, told

The group includes Mohammad Naufer, who officials say criminal masterminded the attack and is linked to Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems....
. He was escorted by armed police to the court with his face covered by a piece of cloth.

Another key suspect is Y.M. Ibrahim, the father of two of the jacket wallahs, Inshaf and Illham Ibrahim, who targeted two hotels in Colombo.

Lawyers for Naufer and Ibrahim could not be immediately reached for comment.

The string of attacks carried out on April 21 2019, Easter Sunday, targeted three churches and three hotels, killing 267 people, including at least 45 foreign nationals. At least 40 children also died.

The attacks, the worst in Sri Lanka’s turbulent history, also injured about 500 people, mostly belonging to the island’s minority Catholic community.

The Catholic community is keeping a close eye on the trial, said lawyer Neville Abeyratne who is representing the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic Church Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith.

"We are monitoring this trial in the hope that when it ends we can bring civil action asking for compensation for those who were killed and injured," he told Rooters.

Trials of two Sri Lankan officials accused of failing to prevent the attacks began on Monday.
The original events transpired before our eyes here. The miscreants were associated with either National Thowheeth Jama’ath (NTJ) (also spelt Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamaat, Tawheed Jamaath and Thowfeek Jamaath), which had not only pledged allegiance, but had gotten training from ISIS experts. The other group is Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim.
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#1  Good heavens. I thought this was going to be one of those things which retroactively proved never to have happened.
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US base in Syria targeted by rockets - report
[Jpost] The Kharab al-Jir military base used by US forces in the Hasaka Governorate in northeastern Syria was targeted by rockets, according to Syrian state news agency SANA.

According to the report, five rockets were fired at the base. No casualties have been reported.

An official from US Central Command (CENTCOM) told Al-Arabiya that no injuries or damage were caused by the rocket attack, saying that the rockets fell short and did not impact near the bases themselves.

It is as of yet unclear who fired the rockets towards the base.

In October, a suicide drone attack targeted the US's Al Tanf base in Syria, with The New York Times reporting according to anonymous US and Israeli intelligence officials that the attack was done as retaliation for Israeli airstrikes in Syria.

According to the report, five suicide drones struck the base. No casualties were caused in the incident, as most of the troops were evacuated beforehand due to an Israeli intelligence tip. The drones were linked to Iran, as they were similar to ones used in other attacks by Iran-backed militias.
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2 civilians killed, 6 soldiers wounded in latest Israeli strike in Homs, claims Syria
[IsraelTimes] IDF mum on alleged attack amid an uptick in recent purported IDF strikes on northern neighbor

Israeli forces struck a site in Homs in central Syria in the early hours of Wednesday morning, according to Syrian state TV. Two non-combatants were killed and a third civilian was maimed, and six soldiers were maimed in the attack, according to reports in Syrian media.

According to reports, Syria’s air defenses were activated in response to the attack. Damage was caused to several structures, the military claimed, according to Rooters. The SANA News Agency claims that Syrian forces shot down several missiles.

The Syrian military claims to shoot down incoming missiles after nearly every alleged Israeli strike, which Israeli military officials and civilian defense analysts largely dismiss as empty boasts.

There was no comment from the Israel Defense Forces, in line with its policy of ambiguity regarding its specific activities in Syria.

Last Wednesday, Syrian state media reported that the IDF had fired missiles at a target near the capital of Damascus. In that incident, Israeli forces in the Golan Heights fired two surface-to-surface missiles at an empty warehouse south of the city at around 12:45 a.m., according to SANA. The report said there were no casualties and also claimed that Syrian defenses downed one of the Israeli missiles.

There has been an uptick in the number of strikes allegedly carried out by the Israeli military in recent weeks, including a rare early evening attack in the area of Homs earlier this month.

Several of the recent purported Israeli attacks on Syria were allegedly conducted with surface-to-surface missiles, instead of Arclight airstrike
s with fighter jets, as part of an apparent arrangement with Moscow, as the Russian-made air defenses being used by Syria have struggled to counter the Israeli air raids, embarrassing Russia.

Israeli officials have expressed increasing concern over the proliferation of Iranian-made surface-to-air missile systems in Syria, as well as the Syrian military’s improved air defense capabilities, which have made it more difficult for the IDF to operate over Syria.

Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes inside Syria over the course of the country’s civil war, targeting what it says are suspected arms shipments believed to be bound for Lebanon Hezbollahstan
...a formerly French, now an Iranian colony situated on the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently adjacent to Israel. ...
’s Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group, which is fighting alongside Syrian government forces.
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