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Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [509 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Actress Dolores Moran bio.
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/20/2013 9:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Kimberley Walsh [English][Filmography](age 32)



Directional Design



Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 11/20/2013 10:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Born Jan 1926, first film 1942. Sixteen...they liked them young back then.
Posted by: tipover || 11/20/2013 13:01 Comments || Top||

#4  She was very mature for her age.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 11/20/2013 13:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Many of them were back then.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/20/2013 21:06 Comments || Top||

#6  follow the arrows....
Posted by: Warthog || 11/20/2013 22:29 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Afghanistan, U.S. Finalize Security Pact
[An Nahar] Afghanistan and the United States have solved a key sticking point in a crucial security pact just two days before it was due to be voted on by Afghan tribal and politicians, an Afghan official said Tuesday.

Aimal Faizi, President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
's front man, told news hounds in Kabul that the deal would allow U.S. troops to enter Afghan homes once NATO
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Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [310 views] Top|| File under:

#1  See also RUSSIA TODAY, TOPIX > [Government Examiner] NEW DEAL COULD KEEP US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN FOR TEN MORE YEARS, thru Year 2024.

The Taliban, etal would like to remind everyone in Kabul = Afghan Govt. this Holiday Season that those Politicos whom sign off to this new Agreement = Security Pact are literally putting their Heads at risk.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2013 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  This is not locked in just yet.
Posted by: newc || 11/20/2013 9:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Why? Does anybody really believe that in 10 years Afghanistan will be any different than it is now?
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 11/20/2013 11:32 Comments || Top||

#4  Glazed?
Posted by: Phaising Speaking for Boskone4311 || 11/20/2013 13:39 Comments || Top||

#5  Great we pull out of Iraq which actually has a chance of moving forward and stay in Afgan which will never move beyond 5th world shithole status.
Posted by: Thraviter Angereck5682 || 11/20/2013 15:16 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Shaboobs raid Somali police station, at least 28 dead
[Al Ahram] Islamist forces of Evil rammed a boom-mobile into a police compound north of Somalia's capital on Tuesday and opened fire on officers, leaving at least 28 people dead, officials and witnesses said.

Al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...
- the al Qaeda-linked group that grabbed credit for a deadly raid on a shopping mall in neighbouring Kenya in September - said it carried out the morning assault.
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Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
17 injured in Egypt on Mohamed Mahmoud anniversary
[Al Ahram] A ministry of health official has said that 17 people were maimed nationwide on Tuesday, as various demonstrations took place to commemorate the anniversary of violent festivities in 2011.

The injuries are mostly bruises and breathing difficulties, the official said.

Several thousand protesters opposed to both the military and the Moslem Brüderbund gathered on Tuesday in Cairo's Tahrir Square for the second anniversary of the Mohammed Mahmoud Street festivities, which pitted anti-military protesters against security forces in November 2011. The festivities lasted for six days and left 47 dead and at least 3,000 injured.
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Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [233 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Islamist protesters driven out of Tahrir on Mohamed Mahmoud anniversay
[Al Ahram] Islamist protesters were driven out of Tahrir Square in central Cairo on Tuesday evening by demonstrators gathered to commemorate the November 2011 Mohammed Mahmoud festivities.

The march by activist group the Youth Against the Coup tried to enter Mohammed Mahmoud Street, just off Tahrir Square, but other groups of protesters blocked their entrance.

They were reportedly holding posters with pictures of ousted president Mohammed Morsi
...the former president of Egypt. A proponent of the One Man, One Vote, One Time principle, Morsi won election after the deposal of Hosni Mubarak and jumped to the conclusion it was his turn to be dictator...
, and yellow flags bearing the four-fingered Rabaa sign, a symbol of pro-Morsi protesters.

No festivities broke out between the two groups.

Within Tahrir Square, a number of pro-Islamist protesters engaged in arguments with other protesters who oppose the Moslem Brüderbund.

The Youth Against the Coup, a group of independent Islamist activists backing Morsi and opposed to the military, had announced they would march to Mohammed Mahmoud earlier on Tuesday.

The group was formed to oppose the ouster of Morsi in July.

"We are here for the deaders," Khaloud Abdel-Fattah, 25, told Ahram Online. "I am not a Brotherhood member, but I am with them because Morsi was not given a chance."

"I was in Mohammed Mahmoud in 2011 and I feel nothing good has happened, no justice," Mostafa Anana, 24, said. "I did not vote for Morsi, unfortunately. Perhaps sharia (Islamic law) would have made it better."

The Way of the Revolution Front, a recently-launched group aimed at providing a revolutionary alternative amid the current polarisation between the military and the Brotherhood, had called for demonstrations to take place in Mohammed Mahmoud Street on Tuesday. The group had said that Moslem Brüderbund supporters are not welcome at the celebration.

A banner was hung at the entrance to the street off Tahrir Square reading: "Moslem Brüderbund, military and feloul (remnants of the old regime) are not allowed."

Some 47 people were killed and at least 3,000 injured in days of festivities beginning on 19 November 2011 between anti-military protesters and security forces.

At the time, the Moslem Brüderbund and their Islamist allies denounced the protesters, accusing them of trying to disrupt the parliamentary elections which were scheduled to start a week later.

The festivities took place while the country was being governed by the supreme council of the armed forces following president Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
's ouster in February 2011.

Earlier on Tuesday, scuffles broke out between military supporters who had come to Tahrir Square to demonstrate, and the anti-military protesters. The military supporters were driven out.

Pro-army protester Afaf Mohammed told Ahram Online that she had come to urge army chief Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi to run for the presidency in 2014.

"I want to support him and I believe in his agenda," she said. "May God protect him and our army."

Demonstrators opposed to both the military and the Brotherhood continue to protest in Mohammed Mahmoud Street on Tuesday evening.

Meanwhile,
...back at the argument, Jane reached into her purse for her .38...
hundreds of supporters of the Moslem Brüderbund held a protest commemorating the anniversay outside of the presidential palace of Qasr El-Qoba in east Cairo.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Ghariyan militia quits Tripoli
[Libya Herald] The Misratan militias' pullout from 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...
has prompted a 200-strong Ghariyan militia to follow suit.

The Ghariyan Revolutionary Council has confirmed to the Libya Herald that its 200 members ,serving in the Libya Revolutionaries Operations Room (LROR), were pulled out of the capital yesterday evening.

However Ghariyan local council Adel Naji front man explained that the unit remained a part of the LROR, but was simply no longer serving in Tripoli.

"The decision to bring back our 200 LROR members was made by the Ghariyan Revolutionary Council in order to work in a parallel with the government and Congress", he said, adding that it was designed to help rebuild Libyan unity, as well as to avoid critical comment from "agitators".
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Jadu brigade gives up Tripoli base
[Libya Herald] The Tourist Police are to take control of the eastern part of the Regatta beach resort in the west 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...
suburb of Siyahia.

The move follows two days of talks between Tripoli and Jadu local councils which agreed that it should be handed over to the Ministry of Tourism. The resort, developed by Hannibal Qadaffy, had been the Tripoli base for the Jadu Brigade after the revolution although most of the members have since long departed. However,
some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
anxious not to be tarred with the same brush as the Misratans after last weekend's carnage in Ghargour, the brigade decided that the site should be handed over to appropriate authorities in the capital.

Tripoli Local Council has expressed its appreciation of the Jadu council's decision to comply with its demands that the capital be free of all militias other than the police and army.

The western part of the Regatta club is being held by forces from Zintan.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [176 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Tripoli relaxes with Misratan departure, but citizens now want all other militias out too
[Libya Herald] There were kabooms 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...
this evening, but it was not the shell and smalls arm fire that people have come to dread, but the return of noisy fireworks, so beloved of people in the city.

There was a palpable sense of relief at the withdrawal of the majority of the Misratan militias within the 72-hour deadline, which ends tomorrow. Most of the last makeshift barricades had been cleared away by the afternoon.

More striking was the appearance of police at major intersections throughout the capital. Smartly turned out in new blue and white camouflage uniforms, they took control of traffic movements, even where there were functioning traffic lights. Not only did they manage the flows of vehicles very efficiently, but the majority of motorists seemed perfectly content to do as they were being told.

There was remarkably little impatient honking and a lot of waving from people in cars as they drove past coppers, who nevertheless were being tough on traffic offenders. One driver told the Libya Herald that he had been stopped and given a talking to by an officer, when he had driven across a set of lights, three seconds before they went green.

Meanwhile the tide of popular opinion against the militias continued to run high. At its peak, a demonstration in Algeria Square drew some 200 people, who were responding to calls from Tripoli Local Council leader, Sadat Elbadri, to support the national security forces and protest the continued presence of all militias.

Mahmoud Tekalli, an aeronautical engineer told this newspaper that, in particular, he was supporting Elbadri: "We are calling for the activation of the police force and the army and the legitimate forces in the country" he said, "We support the people who have the right to be protected and the institutions which are there to protect them."

Waad Imzdawil, a cofounder of the student-oriented Movement for Public Peace, was busy collecting signatures in the square. She said her group was "focusing on the issues which unite all Libyans". The Tripoli engineering student continued: "We started collecting the signatures on the 1 November, before the Gharghour attacks. We want to demonstrate to the government and the militias, through the sheer number of our supporters, that the situation has to change."

Many in the square had been personally effected by the deaths on Friday. Black banners had been put up alongside the Libyan flag and mourners clutched pictures of those killed.

Jihad Mohammed said he had come to "get the militias out of Tripoli," adding that they "terrorise, steal, and kidnap people". Mohammed, an immigration officer, concluded: "The government is very weak. They cannot protect the people. More people will come here to protest peacefully, but if the militias come again with guns, we will use guns. I am very sad and angry about what happened on Friday. Seven people from my street were killed and it damaged something inside of me."

The crowds began to lessen at around three in the afternoon. However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
this did not prevent a series of victory laps by police cars around Martyrs Square, to the cheers of onlookers. Throughout the day a large police and army presence had been noticeable in the square, where the expected demonstrations failed to materialise.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Arabia
Yemen Drone Strike Kills Three 'Qaida' Suspects
[An Nahar] A drone strike in Yemen's southeastern Hadramawt province killed three al-Qaeda suspects on Tuesday, local authority officials said.

The three men were travelling in the Wadi Houaira area when a missile hit their vehicle, the sources said.

No further details on the strike were yet available.

The United States is the only country that operates drones in the region.

The number of victims from the drone strikes in Yemen remains unclear and estimates vary widely.

According to the Washington-based New America Foundation, a think tank that tracks and vets drone activity, 93 strikes in Yemen since 2002 have killed 684 to 891 people including between 64 and 66 civilians.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [629 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Caribbean-Latin America
Mexican security forces find 8 dead in Sonora state

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A total of eight individuals were found dead in far southern Sonora state Tuesday, according to Mexican news reports.

A wire service news account appearing in the online edition of El Diario de Coahuila said that a Mexican joint security force located two mass graves near the village of Navomora in Navajoa municipality.

Among the dead were six men, one adult female and one young female. The news account said the victims were likely killed 18 months ago.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com
Posted by: badanov || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [181 views] Top|| File under:


More bodies found in La Barca, Jalisco

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Three more bodies were found in the graves in La Barca, Jalisco Tuesday, bringing the total dead found at the site to 21, according to Mexican news reports.

The original find made last Sunday was found during the course of an investigation into the disappearance of two federal ministerial agents, Rene Rojas Marquez and Gabriel Quijadas Santiago. Working from the detention of 20 suspects in Vista Hermosa, Michoacan 10 days ago led police to La Barca where several graves were located and 19 dead were exhumed. At the time it was reported that the investigation at the site ended, but just three days later, three additional skeletons were found. Among the detained were municipal police agents

A total of 15 males and one female were among the victims, and the rest unidentifiable. The news report which appeared on the website of El Diario de Juarez said that members of Caballeros Templarios and Jalisco Nueva Generacion drug cartels were the likely victims.

Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com and BorderlandBeat.com. He can be reached at grurkka@gmail.com
Posted by: badanov || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Three bodies found across Karachi
[Pak Daily Times] Three rubbed out bodies of men were found from separate parts of the city on Tuesday. Body of a young man was found from Ahmed Shah Bukhari road within the jurisdiction of Baghdadi cop shoppe. As per the officials, the victim had been kidnapped before being shot. Police shifted the body to the hospital and later moved to morgue for identification. The motive behind his liquidation could only be ascertained after identification.

In a similar case, another body of a young man was found near Afghan Camp within the vicinity of Gulshan-e-Maymar cop shoppe. Police said that deceased, identified as Mohammad Fahim, son of Saeed Ahmed, lived in the same area and had been kidnapped by unknown cu;prits, who later shot him multiple times before dumping his body. The body was handed over to his family after an autopsy. The motive behind the incident has not been ascertained yet, however, further investigations are underway.

Separately, the body of a man was found from Korangi cost guard's intercept within the limits of Zaman Town cop shoppe. The victim, identified as Ahsan Raza, son of Khalid Sheikh, resident of Korangi locality, had left his house on Monday for some work. His body was taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for his appointment with Doctor Quincy and later handed over to his heirs. The motive behind the incident is still under investigation.
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Shia professor shot dead in Gujrat
[Pak Daily Times] Unidentified gunnies riding a cycle of violence on Tuesday killed a senior Shia university director along with his driver in an apparent sectarian attack, officials said.

The attack comes after several deadly sectarian festivities in Rawalpindi and in the northwest since Friday. Syed Shabir Hussain Shah, director of student affairs at Gujrat University, was killed while on his way to the campus. "Gunmen riding a cycle of violence sprayed bullets on his vehicle when he was about to reach the university in (the) morning. His driver was also killed in the attack," district police chief Ali Nasir Rizvi told AFP.

"At the moment, we don't know about the numbers of the attackers, but the incident looks like a assassination," he said. A colleague said Shah had previously received threats. Officials suspect the latest attack was in retaliation for violence in Rawalpindi on Friday. The Pak Taliban threatened Tuesday to avenge the Rawalpindi festivities. "He had barely turned the corner of his house when he was attacked," said policeman Amir Malik. "By the time the ambulance arrived, he and his driver were both dead." "We found a note at the scene of Shah's death which read: 'This is retaliation for Rawalpindi'," deputy superintendent of police Manzoor Malik told Rooters, referring to the festivities in Rawalpindi over the weekend in which eight people were killed. "The note was signed, 'Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
'."
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [242 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

#1  killed a senior Shia university director along with his driver in an apparent sectarian attack

Either a sectarian attack, or he wasn't grading on a curve.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2013 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Does that mean class is cancelled today? And is this on the test?
Posted by: JohnQC || 11/20/2013 9:29 Comments || Top||


Demonstrations in several cities; Kohat remains tense, under curfew
[Pak Daily Times] Shutter-down strikes were observed and demonstrations were held in various cities of the country on Tuesday in protest against sectarian violence in parts of the country.

According to reports, a strike was observed in Sukkur and Mirpurkhas towns of Sindh where business activities and educational institutions remained closed.

Police and Rangers were deployed in the two cities to deal with any untoward incident.

Protest demonstrations were also held in several other cities, including Nawabshah, Muzaffarabad and Toba Tek Singh, where the protesters demanded that the government bring culprits to justice.

In Kohat, police locked away
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
15 suspects for their alleged involvement in sectarian festivities in the city on Monday, in which three persons, including a policeman, were killed.

Local authorities imposed a curfew and called out army in aid of civil administration after the two sects clashed using firearms and set rival shops ablaze on Monday.

Police have arrested 15 people allegedly involved in the firing, arson and making provocative speeches. It also recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunitions from their possession.

Kohat was still under curfew, while all educational institutes remained closed, local residents said by phone.

A jirga of local elders was convened in Deputy Commissioner Amjid Ali's office where the DIG, commissioner, and security officials were present to discuss the situation and measures for damage control after the sectarian violence.

A case under 7-ATA (Anti-Terrorist Act) was registered against the accused. The arms and ammunition recovered from them included seven rifles, one machinegun and three pistols.

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nasir Khan Durrani has directed the Kohat police to get the footage of the incident and with its help ensure early arrest of the remaining accused.

The police chief made it clear that law would be enforced at all costs and strict action would be taken against all those found involved in the gruesome incident, without any discrimination.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saw mill, Scarface Al had tied Little Nell to the log and was about to turn on the buzz saw...
the corpse count from Friday's festivities in Rawalpindi rose to 11 as Rescue 1122 recovered another body from the site of arson in Raja Bazar.

The victim, identified as Abdul Wahab, worked as labourer in the gutted Madina Market, adjoining the seminary where the festivities took place on Ashura.

According to Rescue 1122 sources, the body was shifted to Combined Military Hospital for an appointment with Dr. Quincy.

Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh, head of the judicial commission tasked with probing the Rawalpindi incident, said on Tuesday the commission would not only investigate the tragedy but also suggest preventive measures to avoid such festivities in the future.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Suicide Attack Kills Seven Taliban Militants in Pakistan
[An Nahar] A jacket wallah rammed his car bomb into a vehicle carrying Talibs in Pakistain's troubled northwest Tuesday, killing at least seven snuffies including a local commander, officials said.

The attack took place in the Mir Ali area, some 35 kilometers east 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 of North Wazoo tribal district, a hub of Taliban and al-Qaeda linked myrmidons.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility and the motive of the attack was not clear but myrmidon groups in the past have carried out suicide kabooms against each other in the tribal belt.

Qari Saifuddin, a local Pak Taliban capo, was travelling in a pick-up truck along with his associates when a suicide bomber smashed his explosive filled car into their vehicle.

"Taliban capo Qari Saifuddin and his six associates were killed on the spot," a local security official told Agence La Belle France Presse.

North Waziristan is one of seven semi-autonomous tribal regions along the Afghan border, which Washington considers to be a major hub of Taliban and al-Qaeda gunnies plotting attacks on the West and in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  Now, that's interesting---unless, of course, it's another case of mistaken identity.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2013 1:01 Comments || Top||

#2  I think it's more like "my faction's holier than your faction."
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  I think it's more like "my faction's holier than your faction."

Maybe they're fighting over loot, power and women. If that was good enough for Muhammad...
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 11/20/2013 10:50 Comments || Top||

#4  the suicide bomber may be the taliban version of a disgruntled postal worker; frequently taliban training resembles army basic training except with multiple incompetent sargents, incoherent orders and random punishment
Posted by: lord garth || 11/20/2013 18:07 Comments || Top||


LJ terrorist among 147 nabbed
[Pak Daily Times] Law enforcers claimed to have placed in durance vile
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
around 147 suspects including members of banned Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
(LeJ) and a hit man during separate raids and operations in various parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.

As per details, the Crime Investigation Department (CID) arrested a terrorist affiliated with outlawed LeJ, who has been identified as Amin alias Munna alias Chingari, from Orangi Town. According to in-charge of the CID's Sectarian Cell Fayyaz Khan, the accused was involved in murders of more than a dozen police officials, 33 political workers and people belonging to the Shia sect. He belongs to Hafiz Qasim Rasheed group of LeJ. The officials also claimed to have recovered 3 rockets with launchers, 20 kilogrammes of explosives with fuse, detonators, wires, and a 9mm pistol.

Separately, Mobina Town police nabbed an accused along with his two accomplices during a raid at their hideout at Abul Hassan Isphani Road. District East SSP Pir Mohammad Shah while addressing a presser said that the accused Ghulam Qasim aka Abba and his two aides, Kallu Bengali and Adil Ali were serial hit mans, involved in more than 100 cases of murders. The officer also said that weapons were recovered from their possession. Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
further investigations are underway.

Moreover, Pakistain Rangers Sindh apprehended around 20 suspects during separate targeted raids and operations in various parts of the metropolis, including Model Colony, Landhi No 5, Shah Faisal Colony, Pakhtunbabad, New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
, Nazimabad No 2, Pak Colony, Islamia Colony and Lyari. The officials also recovered weapons from the custody of the suspects. The detainees were shifted to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for further questioning. During the targeted operation the entire locality was cordoned.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella opened her mouth at precisely the wrong moment...
Karachi police nabbed around 123 suspects including, 15 absconders, 2 hit mans, 4 kidnappers, 1 extortionist, 17 for illicit weapons, 5 drug peddlers, 7 street criminals and 72 others involved in other heinous crimes. The arrests were made during 75 raids and 8 encounters; the officials also recovered weapons from the suspect's possession.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [226 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi


Iraq
Third Libyan executed in Iraq
[Libya Herald] A Libyan convicted of murder in Iraq has been executed in Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
, despite apparent assurances for the Iraqi authorities that he would not be hanged for at least a year.

Adel Zuwai is the third Libyan to be executed in Iraq. Two others were hanged in 2011, also the killing of Iraqi citizens.

Taha Shakshuki of the NGO Libyan Prisoners Abroad told the Libya Herald that the execution of Adel Zuwai had not been expected. This was in part because the LPA had been given to understand that the next Libyan to die was to be a man called Abdulsatar Shalmani.

Zuwai was in fact executed on 7 November. However,
facts are stubborn; statistics are more pliable...
news of his death was only confirmed yesterday. His brother said that the family had received no information about the execution, nor had they been able to retrieve his body.

Along with Shalmani, two other Libyans are believed to be on death row. All have been convicted of involvement in the murder of Iraqi citizens. At one point there were up to 14 Libyans convicted of a range of serious offences, some of whom had been sentenced to life or 30 years imprisonment. However as a result of negotiations between 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...
and Storied Baghdad, this spring five Libyans were granted an amnesty and sent home.
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Israel Aircraft Hit Gaza in Response to Rocket Fire
[An Nahar] Israel carried out four air strikes on the Gazoo Strip late Tuesday in retaliation for rocket fire against southern Israel, an army front man said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties, Paleostinian medics and witnesses said.

"Earlier in the day soldiers near the security fence (between Israel and Gazoo) saw a rocket fired," an army front man said.

"The fire was aimed at the soldiers who escaped injury in the attack.

"In retaliation, the air force targeted a weapons workshop and two terrorist tunnels in the southern Gazoo Strip as well as a location used for terrorist activities in the north."

The front man said all four targets were hit.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [306 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  And also,

Syrian Warplane Fires Rocket on Arsal.

Yemen Drone Strike Kills Three 'Qaida' Suspects

There's only a limited number of ways to deal with Muslims?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2013 0:43 Comments || Top||

#2  Keep firing, until an answer is given, Fire further until the answer is the one you want to hear.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 11/20/2013 7:42 Comments || Top||

#3  In practice, keep firing until there's a UNSC resolution against you.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2013 9:25 Comments || Top||

#4  And don't worry if you miss the first UN res, there will be another one along in 15 minutes.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/20/2013 14:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Jawn was supposed to be around soon. Have him catch the rockets in his teeth.

If he misses, fire him into Gaza.
Posted by: AlanC || 11/20/2013 18:16 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syrian Warplane Fires Rocket on Arsal
[An Nahar] A Syrian warplane fired a rocket on Tuesday on the border town of Arsal in the eastern mountain belt without causing any injuries.

"Syrian warplanes shelled the uninhabited Aqabat al- Mobayyideh region in Arsal," MTV said.

The same source noted that Arsal residents and rescue teams could not reach the mentioned area as Syrian warplanes continued to fly over the region.

Two men were killed on Monday in a mine blast in Syria, where they had planned to join the fight against the regime, security sources told Agence La Belle France Presse.

The men from Arsal were headed to Qara, a rebel-held Syrian town near the frontier where loyalist troops have launched a major offensive in recent days.

Arsal has a long shared border with Syria, stretching along much of Damascus province and part of Homs province.

Smugglers have long taken their goods across the mostly non-existent border, and since the beginning of the Syrian conflict in March 2011, weapons and fighters have moved across the border too.
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Syria Troops Seize Strategic Qara Village
[An Nahar] Syrian troops on Tuesday captured the village of Qara in the mountainous Qalamoun region along a key supply route between Damascus and Homs, a military source told Agence La Belle France Presse.

The reported capture came after days of air strikes on the region near the Lebanese border, which is also a key smuggling route for rebels battling to oust Syrian Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Lord of the Baath...
.

"After three days of fighting, the Syrian army has taken full control of Qara," some 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of the capital, the Syrian military source said, adding that a "large number of terrorists" had been killed, referring to the rebels.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britannia-based monitoring group that relies on activists and other individuals inside Syria, said Al-Nusra Front, a jihadist rebel group, has announced its withdrawal from Qara and "promised to be back soon."

The fighting in Qara sent at least 1,700 families streaming across the border into Leb, which is already hosting more than 800,000 Syrian refugees and has suffered from rising unrest linked to the Syrian conflict next door.

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR estimates at least 6,000 people have fled to the town of Arsal, near the border, since last Friday.

On Tuesday a double suicide kaboom targeted the Iranian embassy in Beirut and was claimed by Sunni Moslem jihadists.

Iran is a key ally of Damascus, and Hizbullah has sent fighters to battle alongside Assad's troops, including in Qalamoun.

The Syrian civil war has claimed an estimated 120,000 lives and generated the biggest refugee crisis in two decades, raising fears that the conflict could spill over into volatile neighboring states like Leb and Iraq.

The uprising against Assad began in March 2011 as peaceful pro-democracy protests but escalated into a full-blown insurgency after a brutal government crackdown.

The fighting has taken on an increasingly sectarian character, with fighters from Leb and Iraq fighting alongside regime troops and al-Qaeda-inspired jihadists flooding into the country to join the Sunni-led rebels.
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