[FOXNEWS] An 18-year-old suspect wanted in connection with the shooting death of an Alabama sheriff was taken into custody shortly after midnight Sunday following a nearly four-hour manhunt, according to reports.William Chase Johnson, who authorities said earlier had driven off in the sheriff's vehicle after the 8:15 p.m. shooting -- with the vehicle found a short time later -- returned to the scene of the crime with a firearm in his hand and surrendered, AL.com reported. I'm sure the lefties are so confused, since the sheriff was black and shooter boy is white.
Fatally shot Saturday evening was Lowndes County Sheriff John Williams Sr., known as "Big John," a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who had been sheriff in the community near Montgomery, the state capital, for nearly a decade.
Williams had responded to a call from a convenience store in Hayneville, about 24 miles southwest of Montgomery, when he was fatally shot "over something silly," Alabama Trooper Sgt. Steve Jarrett told AL.com. Further details of the incident were not immediately available.
Authorities quickly posted an online alert about Johnson, with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency describing the suspect as "a serious risk to the public."
After Johnson allegedly drove off in the sheriff's vehicle, it was later spotted abandoned and was recovered, AL.com reported.
A heavy law enforcement presence was seen at the convenience store following the shooting, according to WSFA-TV of Montgomery.
Jarrett did not immediately share information on where Johnson fled or how he was able to return to the scene of the crime.
"All that's going to be investigated," the sergeant told WSFA.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A grenade was thrown at a vehicle belonging to United Nations ...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships... in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday, killing a foreign national and wounding five others, a government front man said.
Nasrat Rahimi, the interior ministry front man, did not give the nationality of the dear departed.
Five Afghans, including two United Nations local staff, were slightly maimed in the attack.
No group has grabbed credit.
The attack took place after a week’s lull in the heavily fortified capital following a series of kabooms in recent months.
A hand grenade attack occurred in Kabul’s police district 9 (PD9) near Makrorayan area on Sunday evening, targeting a United Nations Development Program (UNDP) vehicle, the Ministry of Interior confirmed.
Posted by: Fred ||
11/25/2019 00:00 ||
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[Libya Observer] The United Nations ...a formerly good idea gone bad... High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Libya has confirmed the release of 60 asylum seekers from a detention center in Souq al-Khamis, awaiting an evacuation trip to Rwanda.
In a statement, the UNHCR welcomed the step, clarifying that the migrants colonists are currently hosted in a shelter in Misrata.
Earlier this month, the UNHCR welcomed the release of more than 100 illegal immigrants colonists, who were accommodated in the immigration centre of Sikka Road in Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which 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... .
A man was found dead with his face skinned in Abyar, east of Benghazi. Unconfirmed reports say the body belongs to the commander of the western operations room of Haftar’s forces, General Abdul Salam al-Hassi, who has disappeared since the recapture of Gharyan by GNA in June pic.twitter.com/hZtzXxfnbu
[BREITBART] A newly appointed municipal police chief in central Mexico resigned this week after surviving a fierce attack by cartel button men while traveling in an armored patrol vehicle. The attack took place two weeks ago and left two of the chief’s bodyguards maimed. His armored truck sustained more than 100 bullet strikes.
Celaya, Guanajuato, Police Chief José Carlos Ramos-Ramos turned in his resignation this past Friday ‐ just 21 days after being named the Police Director of Celaya, according to a local media report. The departure from his newly appointed post comes one week after he survived a fierce attack by cartel hitmen while traveling as part of a two-vehicle convoy on the Celaya-Salamanca highway on November 15.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Rescue authorities found the bodies of seven migrants colonists, including five women, after their boat capsized off the Italian island of Lampedusa, coasties officials said on Sunday.
A patrol boat recovered the bodies of three of the women and customs workers found two more washed ashore after a vessel with some 150 people aboard went down on Saturday, the coasties said.
Another two bodies were found on Saturday on the beach at Cala Galera on the south side of the island.
Survivors had said late Saturday around 20 people were missing after coastiess reported rescuing nearly 150 migrants colonists when their vessel overturned around 1.5 miles (1.8 kilometres) off the coast.
The coasties said rescue operations had been complicated by rough seas "but also owing to the large number of people who fell into the water simultaneously."
Italian media reported one Eritrea ...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age... n man and a Libyan man as saying they had lost their wives.
The public prosecutor in the Sicilian port of Agrigento announced an investigation had been opened into the incident.
Spanish NGO Open Arms, which Thursday rescued 73 migrants colonists in a separate operation, meanwhile urged Europe ...the land mass occupying the space between the English Channel and the Urals, also known as Moslem Lebensraum... an governments to authorize "immediately" the migrants colonists’ disembarkation in a safe port, citing a "critical" situation.
"We continue to demand that people’s rights, established under international conventions and maritime law, be respected," tweeted Open Arms’ chef de mission Riccardo Gatti.
[PJ] Whatever reasons protesters in Iraq originally took to the streets to express their frustration with the government hve now been tossed aside and outright revolution has become their goal.
The demonstrations all across Iraq began last month, triggered by the graft and corruption of the political class. But as many of their number were gunned down in the streets by snipers believed to be a part of the Iranian-controlled Shia militias, the crowds are now demanding nothing less than an overturning of the entire political system, starting with election laws that perpetrate the corruption.
These are Shia kids dying in the street, children of the post-Saddam revolution that saw Shiites go from being second class citizens to dominating the government. But with youth unemployment at 30 percent and intermittent electrical and water service making their lives frustrating and difficult, many of them don't care what religious sect is in charge, they want change.
Posted by: Besoeker ||
11/25/2019 00:20 ||
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I had such hopes for Iraq after Saddam got his ass kicked. OK, it wasn't hope hope, but they deserved a chance to get beyond the tribal thing and become a modern country. Pity they couldn't pull it off.
Just a reminder that it was the neo-cons who decided to disband the Baath party.
These were the same people who came up with the idea for the invasion in the first place. They aren't too bright. Their entire idea was "overthrow Saddam" with absolutely no plan for what they were going to do afterwards. That it turned out poorly is no surprise.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
11/25/2019 23:24 Comments ||
I was one of those neo-cons. The fact is that under Saddam Hussein, all sorts of terrorists — including Al Qaeda cadres among the Moslem jihadis and the Catholic Irish Republican Army among others — were trained at the Salman Pak facility by Iraqi Special Forces in all sorts of terror techniques, from how to hijack an airplane (using the passenger jet parked on the grounds) to advanced bomb making and bio-weapons manufacture. We have 66 articles touching on Salman Pak in the Rantburg archive — take a look.
But the fact is, bad things got in Iraq and therefore Syria, at least they don’t have the training and research of a very rich and vicious nation state training and guiding them to ever higher levels of competence, In fact, as I recall something like 50,000 ISIS fighters have been killed since we reconquered their little caliphate, among whom are no doubt a great many who had that professional training. What the world will be dealing with going forward is mostly the second and third tiers of ability, which may explain why there have been fewer and smaller attacks recently.
[DAWN] Security forces opened fire on protesters in Baghdad and several cities in southern Iraq on Sunday, killing at least nine people and wounding dozens of others, police and medical sources said, the latest violence in weeks of unrest.Anti-government protests erupted in early October and have swollen into the largest demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. A Rooters tally of the dead as given by security and medical sources shows at least 339 people have been killed.
Iraq's state news agency quoted the health minister on Sunday as saying 111 people had been killed, including protesters and members from security forces, without breaking down the tally or elaborating over what period. It was the first official figure issued by a government official since October 25.
A government report last month had said there were 157 deaths during the first week of October. Protests paused after then and resumed on October 25.
Protesters are demanding the overthrow of a political class seen as corrupt and serving foreign powers while many Iraqis languish in poverty without jobs, healthcare or education.
In Nassiriya, security forces used live ammunition and tear gas canisters to disperse protesters who had gathered overnight on three bridges.
Police and health officials said three people were killed, and hospital sources said another person died later from bullets wounds to his head.
More than 50 others were maimed, mainly by live bullets and tear gas canisters, in festivities in the city, they added.
Three people were killed and around 90 maimed near the Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra when security forces used live fire to disperse protesters, police and medical sources said.
The protesters had gathered to demand security forces open roads that authorities have blocked to try to prevent protesters from reaching the port's entrance.
[Jpost] A rocket was launched from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit confirmed Monday evening.
"A short time ago, one launch was identified from the Gaza Strip to Israeli territory. As a result of the launch, only an open area warning was activated," the IDF said.Sirens did not go off in neighboring towns.
[Aljazeera] British man and his Filipino wife were rescued unharmed after 10-minute gun battle with members of armed group.
Philippine troops on Monday rescued a British man and his Filipino wife who were abducted from a southern beach resort last month by gunmen linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) and taken to their jungle hideouts.
Regional military commander Lt Gen Cirilito Sobejana said troops caught up with the Abu Sayyaf captors of Allan Hyrons and his wife, Wilma, in the mountainous hinterlands of Parang town in Sulu province and rescued the couple after a fight.
"There was a running gun battle," Sobejana said. "They left the two behind because they could not drag them any more. They scampered in different directions but our troops are in pursuit."
The Hyrons were not hurt in the 10-minute exchange of fire, the military said, adding that no ransom had been paid to the group.
Posted by: Besoeker ||
11/25/2019 01:33 ||
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Wow, usually they just shoot them rather than let them be rescued.
There's been a long line of extremely stupid Westerners who go to the south of the Philippines and get kidnapped. Too dumb to live, and then the Philippine military has to risk their lives trying to get them back.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
11/25/2019 8:30 Comments ||
When Jesus said "The poor will always be with you," he could have continued in that vein and said that the stupid will always be with us too. People who can afford a plane ticket to some inadvisable distant locale should certainly be charged the cost of any military or police operation done on their behalf.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/25/2019 10:41 Comments ||
[Almasdarnews] The U.S. military reportedly attacked four tanker ferries on Saturday that were attempting to smuggle oil from the SDF-held areas in eastern Syria to the Syrian government territories.
According to local reports, the U.S. warplanes targeted these ferries while they were traveling through the southern region of Syria's Euphrates River Valley.
The reports said the U.S. military managed to destroy the four ferries before they could reach their intended destination, resulting in a number of explosions that were heard in the Euphrates River Valley.
The total number of casualties are still unknown at this time.
While the ferries did not belong to the Syrian government, they were believed to have been transporting the oil to their territories, which is something that many people in Syria have been forced to do as the U.S. currently occupies some of the Levantine nation's biggest oil fields.
Neither the Syrian government nor the U.S. Armed Forces have reported on this attack that took place on Saturday.
It should be noted that the U.S. Armed Forces have carried out similar attacks in the past, especially in the Deir Ezzor Governorate.
Posted by: Frank G ||
11/25/2019 00:00 ||
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.