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Africa North
Petraeus mistress reveals real motive behind Benghazi attack (VIDEO)
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/20/2012 11:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [227 views] Top||

#1  Ms. Broadwell sites "CINC's In-Extremis force" as having received a request from the CIA annex. General Ham is/was the CINC AFRICOM (now known as Combatant Commander). This type of information used to classifed at a minimum as, "need-to-know".

Probably only about 3 or 4 ways she could have known about the request from the annex. Note her high-praise for "DELTA operators". Also note her siting special intelligence products the mention of which would have been a very serious OPSEC violation in the Army I was in.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/20/2012 13:20 Comments || Top||


James Clapper removed al Qaeda from Rice's talking points
CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to "al Qaeda" and "terrorism" from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack - with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 11/20/2012 10:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [210 views] Top||

#1  How convenient.
Posted by: Halliburton - Mysterious Conspiracy Division || 11/20/2012 12:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Getting awfully crowded under that bus....
Posted by: Barbara || 11/20/2012 13:05 Comments || Top||

#3  Clapper's power as DNI depends on the White House.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/20/2012 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Unless he was TOLD to remove it, and he testifies to the fact under oath, I don't believe it.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/20/2012 13:24 Comments || Top||

#5  "The intelligence community assessed from the very beginning that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack." DNI spokesman Shawn Turner tells CBS News. That information was shared at a classified level -- which Rice, as a member of President Obama's cabinet, would have been privy to.

In other words:
1) When Rice appeared on those 5 news shows, she was knowingly spreading disinformation.
2) She is not out of the woods as there was no operational reason for this deception, only political.
Posted by: Frozen Al || 11/20/2012 14:47 Comments || Top||

#6  I think the Obama admin will invoke exec priv to keep Clapper from testifying. Since they used exec priv in the Fast&Furious case and got away with it, this would be consistent.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/20/2012 15:35 Comments || Top||

#7  I don't see why Ogabe would invest the effort to continue covering up any questionable activities from his first term. He won the election. Hardly matters now. The Democratic-controlled Senate will never convict him if he's impeached.
Posted by: RandomJD || 11/20/2012 16:40 Comments || Top||


Ansar al Sharia Egypt releases founding statement
Ansar al Sharia Egypt has published its founding statement online. The group says that "preaching and jihad are two wings that are indispensable to the spread of Islam," according to a translation prepared by the SITE Intelligence Group. And the group outlines sixteen goals with that two-pronged approach in mind.

In addition to calling for the implementation of sharia law, and the resurrection of the Caliphate, the organization says it will work towards "the liberation of the Muslim lands from foreign invasion" and resist "modern colonialism, especially the Zionist-Crusader colonialism that is led by America and the West."

Ansar al Sharia Egypt also says, according to SITE's translation, that it will support "the mujahideen and their movements and groups in the different lands of the Muslims so as to resist the Zionist-Crusader colonization, and this comes at the head of our priorities."

The founding statement is signed by Ahmed Ashush, a high-profile jihadist who has longstanding ties to al Qaeda. During a recent television appearance, Ashush criticized Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi for not imposing sharia law. Ashush has consistently denounced the democratic process as well.

On Sept. 16, less than a week after the Sept. 11 protest at the US embassy in Cairo, Ashush released a fatwa online calling for the makers of the film "Innocence of Muslims" to be killed. "He who kills them is due the reward given to a mujahid from Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He," Ashush claimed, according to a translation by SITE. "So, hurry, hurry, O Muslim youth in America and Europe, and teach those filthy lowly ones a lesson that all the monkeys and pigs in America and Europe will understand."

BBC Monitoring reported that Ashush's fatwa "was advertised prominently on the main page of the key pro-al Qaeda website Shumukh al Islam, which has promoted the works of Ashush in the past."

After Ashush's fatwa was released, the Associated Press reported that he is an "al Qaeda-linked Egyptian jihadist...who was believed close to Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda's current No. 1, Ayman al Zawahiri."

Posted by: Au Auric || 11/20/2012 00:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [230 views] Top||

#1  Speaking of "Caliphate" + Egypt ...

* CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > [Khilifah.com] RECENT ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR [Gaza]WILL QUICKEN THE COMING OF THE CALIPHATE + RADICALIZE FURTHER THE UMMAH. THERE WILL ANOTHER GUSH OF ARAB SPRING(S) TO BRING DOWN THE [Muslim] RULERS WHOM REFUSE TO TO DESTROY THE PAGAN PYRAMIDS AND FIGHT ISRAEL HEAD-ON | MOBILIZING THE MUSLIM ARMIES IS THE ONLY ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE FROM THE RULERS OF GAZA - OTHERWISE, THEY BETRAY ALLAH, HIS MESSENGER, + THE BELIEVERS.

Gaawd, what a long one.

IIUC, unless Islamist Sharia is imposed, there will be INTER-MUSLIM, ANTI-ARAB SPRING "ARAB SPRINGS" forthcoming???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2012 22:44 Comments || Top||


Britain
Abu Qatada issued orders to kill British citizens after 9/11
[Daily Mail.CO.UK] Hate preacher Abu Qatada issued orders to kill British and American civilians after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a secret MI5 report seen by The Mail on Sunday.

The Security Service document has raised questions as to why Qatada -- who the British Government has tried and failed to deport to Jordan -- has not been put on trial in the UK for inciting murder.

The report is marked 'secret UK eyes only' and claims Qatada is the author of a fatwa that 'encourages Mohammedans to take part in jihad against the West'.

The Qatada fatwa also gives religious justification to the 9/11 attacks in the US which killed 2,977 civilians.

The MI5 case file on Qatada was discovered abandoned in the British ambassador's residence 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...
by The Mail on Sunday after the toppling of Colonel Qadaffy last year.

It says: 'In arguing the legal case for the attacks of September 11, Abu Qatada advocates fighting jihad against America and the West.

'However,
the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits...
he goes further to include not only the aggressor (the American government), but anybody associated with the aggressor (its civilians) as prospective targets.'

Qatada, who has been described as the late Osama bin Laden
... who no longer has to waste time and energy breathing...
's right-hand man in Europe, remains on bail in London after Home Secretary Theresa May lost the latest round in her battle to deport him to Jordan, where he is wanted for his alleged roles in two bomb plots against foreigners.

The court ruling -- which means the raving looney holy man is free to walk the streets of London for six hours a day -- prompted Prime Minister David Cameron
... has stated that he is certainly a big Thatcher fan, but I don't know whether that makes me a Thatcherite, which means he's not. Since he is not deeply ideological he lacks core principles and is easily led. He has been described as certainly not a Pitt, Elder or Younger, but he does wear a nice suit so maybe he's Beau Brummel ...
to say he was 'completely fed up' with the Qatada problem.
Then have somebody shoot him in the back of the head. I'll issue a fatwa saying it's okay.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top||

#1  We just discovered it now, didn't we???

"Osama Bin Laden's right hand man in Europe" >
*** cough *** and other things **** cough *** ...
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2012 0:58 Comments || Top||

#2  In the old days, MI-5 would've "handled it"...
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/20/2012 18:02 Comments || Top||

#3  It's time this fat f&ck gets terminal
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2012 21:45 Comments || Top||


Europe
General Carter Ham Fired for refusing to obey orders not to assist the US personnel in Benghazi
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced on Sunday that General Carter Ham Commander of GOC Africa Command (Africom), headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. (U.S. Africa Command is one of six unified geographic commands within the Department of Defense unified command structure.) for refusing to obey orders not to assist the US personnel in Benghazi on the night of September 11. Army General David Rodriguez has been appointed by President Obama to become replace him.

Gen. Ham refused to take responsibility for the decision not to provide essential air coverage and other support for the beleaguered personnel at the Consulate. After the information was leaked last week that three urgent requests for support were denied to the Americans trapped in the Consulate and the Annex, President Barack Obama said on Sunday, "The minute I found out what was going on, I gave three very clear directives -- Number 1, make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to." According to the highly decorated, four-star General, Carter Ham, the President is lying...
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/20/2012 11:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [240 views] Top||

#1  This is how Benghazi will play out. Those with the right stuff are no longer needed. With our current leadership America no longer will do the right thing. I look for far worse events yet to happen. With similar results.
Posted by: Dale || 11/20/2012 12:38 Comments || Top||

#2  So the RUMINT was correct.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/20/2012 12:57 Comments || Top||

#3  It's still RUMINT. The article itself is sloppy.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/20/2012 13:12 Comments || Top||

#4  Who the hell is Gerard Direct? Have they even been linked before in the last ten years?

I would salt this article.
Posted by: Penguin || 11/20/2012 13:19 Comments || Top||

#5  http://www.gerardgroup.com/
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/20/2012 13:25 Comments || Top||

#6  Not true! He was fired because his surname is offensive to Muslims.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2012 14:52 Comments || Top||

#7  LOL... okay, that's funny.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/20/2012 17:01 Comments || Top||

#8  Byline 28 Oct. BS.
Posted by: KBK || 11/20/2012 19:28 Comments || Top||

#9  And #6 takes the win - prolly safe to say also for also not being PCorrect + not cheating on his wife.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2012 22:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Restrictions put on lunatic holy men
[Dawn] Citing intelligence, the district administration has banned 28 firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
Learned Elders of Islam from delivering speeches/sermons at religious gatherings and 24 others from entering Rawalpindi for 60 days starting from Muharram 1.

The 28 religious personalities from the Deobandi and Barelvi sects belonged to the Rawalpindi district. The intelligence reports said their objectionable speeches/sermons may lead to law and order situation during Muharram, a month which often sees sectarian violence.

Of the 24 Learned Elders of Islam whose entry into the district has been banned, 14 are from the Shia community, said a front man for the district coordination officer (DCO).

An additional inspector general (AIG) of the police special branch in a report informed the Punjab home department that resurgence of banned and Jehadi groups also needed to be checked to ensure peace during Muharram.

The report added: "An alarming increase has been noticed in the processions and Majalis during Muharram despite a ban on new innovations." It said as many as 51 Majalis and 31 processions were held without permission in Kasur and Sheikhupura last year. Besides, 115 incidents of 'time violations' of processions/Majalis were noticed in Bahawalpur and Faisalabad
...formerly known as Lyallpur, the third largest metropolis in Pakistain, the second largest in Punjab after Lahore. It is named after some Arab because the Paks didn't have anybody notable of their own to name it after...
while 10 incidents of route violations were reported throughout the province. Among those who violated the ban included five Learned Elders of Islam from the Sunni and two from Shias community.

The special branch report suggested that notices should be issued to organisers of new events regarding route and time violations and sureties must be sought from firebrand speakers. The local organizations should be involved in security arrangements, it added.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top||

#1  Nice ring to it, that... "Learned Elders of Islam". The term of reference "workplace violence participant" is rather inflammatory.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/20/2012 6:56 Comments || Top||

#2  I thought this article was about Obama's Pastor...
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/20/2012 10:19 Comments || Top||

#3  See also DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > PAKISTAN RAIWIND GATHERING FUELS SUNNI MILITANT EXTREMISM | OVER 4.0 MILYUHN SUNNIS GATHER IN EXTREMIST CONGREGATION AT RAIWIND.

Second largest in the World after the pan-Muslim traditional Haj Pilgrimage to Mecca, KSA.

* Also from DEFENCE FORUM INDIA > [Video] HYDERABAD MLA AKBARUDDIN OWAIS THREATS TO DESTROY INDA.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2012 22:35 Comments || Top||


MQM assails government for planning '1992 style operation' in Karachi
[Dawn] Following a statement from Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) chief Altaf Hussain, the party's Rabita Committee also assailed the government for carving out strategy of conducting '1992 style operation 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...
', DawnNews reported.

The MQM committee, in a statement issued late on Monday, said that with 'a federal minister' around, President Asif Ali Ten Percent Zardari
... husband of the late Benazir Bhutto, who has been singularly lacking in curiosity about who done her in ...
and the government did not need any other 'enemy.'

It said that instead of taking action against banned religious groups, which it said, were trying to create Shia-Sunni rift, this federal minister is talking about deweaponisation of Bloody Karachi.

The statement added that passing a resolution to deweaponise the city was worth mentioning.

Earlier on Monday, a resolution was passed in the Senate asking the government to deweaponise Bloody Karachi in view of the prevailing law and order situation in the metropolis.

The MQM statement also asked why the resolution only called for clearing Bloody Karachi of weapons. And why not rest of the country?
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top||


Senate adopts resolution asking govt to deweaponise Karachi
[Dawn] The Senate on Monday passed a resolution with majority asking the government to deweaponise 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...
in view of the prevailing law and order situation in the metropolis.

The senators of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) were caught napping when the resolution was put for voting as only Col. (Retd) Tahir Hussain Mashhadi opposed the passage of the resolution and said instead of deweaponisation of Bloody Karachi, the whole of Pakistain should be deweaponised.

However,
if you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning...
Chairman Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bukhari rejected the proposal, stating that Mashhadi was not even backed by his own colleagues.

Apparently, the MQM senators were happy with the reconciliatory gesture of Senator Azam Khan Hoti of the Awami National Party (ANP) who had shacked hands with MQM leader Babar Khan Ghauri for peace in Bloody Karachi.

The resolution was moved by Senator Shahi Syed of the ANP on April 30.

Earlier, taking part in the debate, Mushahidullah Khan of Pakistain Mohammedan League-Nawaz (PML-N) regretted the fact that Imambargahs and Mosques were being attacked during the holy month of Muharram and the people were not being provided with adequate security.

He said that no one was Shia or Sunni among the general public and the vested interests were on to keep the people divided.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top||


Sindh govt submits petition in SHC for motorcycle ban
[Dawn] The Sindh government on Monday moved a petition in the Sindh High Court calling for a ban on cycle of violence riding till Muharram 11, a day after an explosive-laden bike went kaboom! 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...
killing two.

On Thursday, 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.
had earlier placed a ban on bike-riding in Bloody Karachi and Quetta on Muharram 1, citing intelligence reports of cycle of violences being used in terrorist attacks.

However,
a lie repeated often enough remains a lie...
SHC Chief Justice Mushir Alam overturned the ban the same night on a petition filed by Sindh High Court Bar Association President Anwar Mansoor Khan against the day-long ban on use of cycle of violences in Bloody Karachi.

Malik's order, which would have forced over a million users of cycle of violences off the road in Bloody Karachi, had taken the bustling provincial capital by surprise. However,
if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well...
the interior minister defended his order, saying the extreme restriction was needed in view of security concerns.

On Sunday, a cycle of violence fitted with explosives went kaboom! near an Imambargah in Bloody Karachi's Abbas Town locality of Gulshan-e-Iqbal, killing at least two and injuring over a dozen.

The Sindh Home Department has now requested the court to review its earlier decision and has called for a ten-day long ban on riding cycle of violences until Muharram 11.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
U.S. warships near Israel in case evacuation needed
Three U.S. Navy amphibious warships are returning to the eastern Mediterranean to remain on standby in the event they are needed to assist Americans leaving Israel in the coming days, according to two U.S. officials.

The officials stressed an evacuation remains an extremely remote possibility and the Obama administration is not currently planning for one. Americans who wish to leave the region now are able to do so using commercial airlines.

"This is due diligence. It is better to be prepared should there be a need," one official said Monday. Both officials said the ships would be used only for assisting Americans and not for any combat role.

The most immediate impact will be on the ships' crews and the estimated 2,500 Marines on board. They had been scheduled to return to Norfolk, Virginia, just after Thanksgiving; their homecoming will now be delayed several days depending on events, the officials said.

The ships involved are the USS Iwo Jima, the USS New York and the USS Gunston Hall. At the end of last week the ships were west of Gibraltar, before the decision was made to turn them around and send them back to the eastern Mediterranean, where they will remain for now.

The U.S. military also maintains three to four ships off the coast of Israel that are capable of shooting down ballistic missiles. That deployment has stretch for some months in the face of a potential ballistic threat from Iran.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/20/2012 08:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top||


Security guard stabbed at US embassy in Tel Aviv
A man stabbed a security guard at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv and was captured by police. The guard opened fire during the attack.

The attacker, who was armed with a knife and axe, was not injured. Security guards shot at the assailant, a 41-year-old Israeli from Bat Yam, but did not injure him. One of the security guards was slightly injured.

Alicia Zur-Szpiro, a British-Israeli resident of Tel Aviv, said, "I heard voices and shouting and looked up to see what I thought was a shooter - it looked like he had a gun in his hand - in a standoff at the back of the embassy with 6-7 embassy guards.

"I heard the words 'Don't shoot!' in English. Within moments there were gunshots. After the gunshots, the guards moved in to wrestle him to the ground. It was a real struggle. It took many guards to hold him down, he struggled and he was shouting. As the guards were holding down this man, an armored vehicle exited the embassy."

Tel Aviv police spokeswoman Orit Friedman says the attacker's motives are not known, but political motives are not suspected.
So this goes on Page 3, for now.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/20/2012 05:17 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top||

#1  The attacker, who was armed with a knife and axe, was not injured. Security guards shot at the assailant, a 41-year-old Israeli from Bat Yam, but did not injure him.

methinks extended range time for the guards is in order.
Posted by: abu do you love || 11/20/2012 19:43 Comments || Top||

#2  "I heard the words 'Don't shoot!' in English. Within moments there were gunshots"

Ummmm, guy, maybe it would work better if you said it in the actual language of the country you're in?

[Yes, yes, I know most Israelis are multi-lingual, but geez - have a little respect for your host country and at least try to use their language, especially when you're waving a gun around.] :-(
Posted by: Barbara || 11/20/2012 20:51 Comments || Top||


Fatah, Hamas Agree to Unite over Gaza Crisis
[An Nahar] Rival Paleostinian factions Fatah and Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, said on Monday they have decided to end infighting in a show of solidarity in the West Bank over the Gazoo crisis, an AFP news hound said.

"From here, we announce with other (factional) leaders, that we are ending the division," senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub told a crowd of about 1,000 who gathered for a demonstration in Ramallah, the West Bank's political capital.

Among those present at the rally were top members of Hamas's leadership in the West Bank as well as bigwigs from its smaller rival Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Mohammedan Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the liquidation of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
, the AFP correspondent said.

Ramallah's Manara Square was a sea of Paleostinian flags as the crowd chanted "Unity!" and "Hit, hit Tel Aviv" in an appeal to Hamas cut-throats who have fired at least five rockets at the coastal city since Thursday.

"Whoever speaks about the division after today is a criminal," top Hamas leader Mahmud al-Ramahi told the crowd.

Fatah and Hamas, the two main Paleostinian national factions, have been locked in a bitter dispute for years.

But the ongoing bloodshed in the Hamas-run Gazoo Strip, where Israel was on Monday pressing a sixth day of a major aerial campaign which has so far killed 91 Paleostinians, appears to have prompted a rethink of traditional rivalries.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top||


Erdogan Bey: 'Israel Is A Terrorist┬ State'
[Washington.CBSLocal] A top Turkish official has claimed that Israel is committing acts of terrorism by bombing Hamas targets in Gaza.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan told the Eurasian Islamic Council conference in Istanbul that the Jewish state is systematically mass-killing Muslims.

"Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza," Erdogan said, according to Reuters. "For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts."
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top||

#1 
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2012 1:09 Comments || Top||


#3  The Paleos shoot missiles into Israel. Israel responds with counter fire. Israel is labeled a Terrorist Nation.

Syria lobs artillery into Turkey. Turkey responds with counter fire. So, logically, Turkey is a Terrorist Nation too.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/20/2012 8:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Worse:
The Paleos shoot rockets and deliberately target civilians in order to kill civilians. They also deliberately place ammo dumps close to schools and mosques of their own citizens.
Israel targets militants and strives to only harm them with great precision.
Yet the Israeli's are called the 'terrorists'.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/20/2012 9:23 Comments || Top||

#5  Turkey is a terrorist nation.

Remember the Armenian Genocide.
Posted by: Barbara || 11/20/2012 11:03 Comments || Top||

#6  No surprise, anything to insult the jews, always wins votes.
Posted by: Large Darling of the Antelope3345 || 11/20/2012 11:14 Comments || Top||

#7  In the past decade or so, Turkey has killed about 18k Kurdish civilians (including civilians in Iraq), made about as many disappear and relocated about 50k by coercion.

Not many UN resolutions on this. Not many 'please use proportional force' comments on this. Not many news articles on this.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/20/2012 11:41 Comments || Top||

#8  "Who, after all today, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?"
______________AH
Posted by: borgboy || 11/20/2012 12:44 Comments || Top||

#9  As I have said:

Erdogan sees Turkey as a power in the Islamic world.

The Obama administration has decided it needs Turkey with regards to Syria and Iran. If it means stroking Edogan's ego and letting him spout off, then it's part of the price.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/20/2012 13:18 Comments || Top||

#10  Agreed Pappy, but Erdogan had a passing opportunity to be a contender, now he nothing but a bum.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/20/2012 17:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Turkey should be kicked out of NATO, all aid suspended and all previous aid repayed or taken out of their ass by destroying parts of their country until equal value is gone. Course, that's about 50 times their net worth.

Wait, they don't have any net worth.
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 11/20/2012 18:05 Comments || Top||

#12  Need Turkey onside to help purge more Christians and Shiites from Syria. Our Saudi ruler demands it, and US does what Saudi demands.

Saudi kills 3000 people in NYC and how many airstikes on Saudi? None.

But we've taken out all their opponents.
Posted by: bumole || 11/20/2012 18:47 Comments || Top||


U.N. Chief Ban in Cairo amid Intense Gaza Truce Bid
[An Nahar] U.N. leader the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon
... of whom it can be said to his credit that he is not Kofi Annan...
arrived in Cairo on Monday to bolster Egypt-mediated efforts for a ceasefire in Gazoo which officials said could end the conflict before it worsens with a possible Israeli ground invasion.

Ban will inject heavyweight impetus into the peace effort, meeting Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr and Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
chief Nabil al-Arabi before flying to see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Paleostinian chief the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
.

"The secretary general wishes to add his diplomatic weight to these efforts, which are considerable and extremely important"
Egyptian mediators have been hosting marathon indirect talks between a Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, team led by Khaled Meshaal and an Israeli envoy, which an Egyptian official said had produced "encouraging signs" on ending the crisis, now in its sixth day.

"The secretary general wishes to add his diplomatic weight to these efforts, which are considerable and extremely important," U.N. front man Martin Nesirky told news hounds from Cairo on Ban's arrival.
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#1  Any good restaurants?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2012 1:19 Comments || Top||

#2  Israel is under a lot of pressure to agree to make some promises

to hold fire even when rocket teams are moving into shooting position

to begin to allow flights into Arafat airport

etc.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/20/2012 18:11 Comments || Top||

#3  "truce"

Otherwise known as "time-out for the Gazooks to re-arm." >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 11/20/2012 18:53 Comments || Top||


Meshaal: War Must Be Stopped by Party that Started It and on Our Conditions
[An Nahar] Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, chief Khaled Meshaal said Monday his movement is committed to efforts to secure a truce with Israel, but insisted the Jewish state must lift its six-year blockade of the Gazoo Strip.

"We are committed to a ceasefire, but Israel must stop its aggression," Meshaal said. "We don't want an escalation, because Hamas and all resistance factions are courageous but they are also rational," he added.

"The morale in Gazoo is very high," the Islamist leader boasted.

Nearly 100 people have been killed in the Hamas-ruled Gazoo Strip since Israel began a massive air campaign aimed at halting rocket fire from the Paleostinian enclave on Wednesday.

The Hamas chief, who was in Cairo for talks with Egyptian officials who are trying to broker a ceasefire, said Israel had sought a truce.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [222 views] Top||

#1  Khaled smoking too much of that weed from his mentors in the Bekaa valley?
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/20/2012 2:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Egypt should be required to take Gazoo back and administer it. That would keep both of them busy for quite a while.
Posted by: Spot || 11/20/2012 7:59 Comments || Top||

#3  You cannot deal with those people.

Better to just kill as many as possible.
Posted by: mojo || 11/20/2012 15:56 Comments || Top||

#4  "The morale in Gaza is very high," the Islamist leader boasted.

How would he know?
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/20/2012 18:00 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd like to see George Clooney playing the head role in "The smoking crater death of Khaled Meshaal"
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2012 21:44 Comments || Top||

#6  I just wanna see him up on that poster with his buddies.
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/20/2012 21:48 Comments || Top||

#7  Maybe I'm old fashioned, but don't you have to win a war before you impose conditions?

I'm with mojo here. Some people just need killin'.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/20/2012 21:53 Comments || Top||

#8  true, yet convincing his own side he's turned, and let the shrieking-bagged-furies at him with sporks?



pay-per-view
Posted by: Frank G || 11/20/2012 23:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Maybe I'm old fashioned, but don't you have to win a war before you impose conditions?

Not with the Useless Nitwits.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/20/2012 23:48 Comments || Top||


Islamic Jihad Official: All Our Weapons are From Iran
[YNet] Islamic Jihad deputy chief Ziyad Nahala said on Sunday in an interview with Egyptian television that all of the organization's weapons came from Iran.

"I want to note that all our weapons are from Iran. The rockets fired into Israel until now have a range of 70 to 80 kilometers," he said, according to a report on Channel 10 News.
This article starring:
Ziyad NahalaIslamic Jihad
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top||

#1  SSSSSHHHHHH ... CCCCCCCC its a Secret!
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2012 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Its good thatb someone is supporting the Iranian economy, not too many people are buying Iranian products now.
Posted by: BernardZ || 11/20/2012 5:47 Comments || Top||


Iron Dome: A Missile Shield That Works
[Time] Military gear-heads like to boast about how this or that latest technology that they're fond of -- or that their company, or country, is pushing -- is a "game-changer."

The major-combat debut of Israel's Iron Dome missile-defense shield over the past several days may be one of the few that can legitimately make that claim.

It is destroying about 90% of the rockets and missiles that Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,, the Paleostinian political party governing Gazoo, is firing into southern Israel, Israeli officials say.

One battery of Iron Dome anti-missile missiles downed 100% during a salvo, a senior Israeli official tells Battleland.

"We've got about a 90% success rate," he says, proudly giddy. "This is unprecedented in history." It's also impossible to confirm, but the lack of Israeli casualties suggests Iron Dome is the most-effective, most-tested missile shield the world has ever seen.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top||

#1  Doesn't change the game. The muzters get to shoot at Israel and the world says Israel may not do anything serious to stop them.
That there are fewer Israeli casualties is nice, but changes nothing.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 11/20/2012 8:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Now take the price of the missiles used in Iron Dome out of the humanitarian support.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/20/2012 9:24 Comments || Top||

#3  The muzters get to shoot at Israel and the world says Israel may not do anything serious to stop them.

That aspect of The Game is not going to change any time soon. But what Iron Dome does is give the Israelis some flexibility in their response.

Without it, the IDF would have no choice but to crush the missileers at the first launch (you say that like it's a bad thing) along with the photo-op infrastructure and civilian shields. This gives them time to prepare and plan before they go riding off into Gaza.

I suspect it also creates a nice international market for Israeli missile defense systems.
Posted by: SteveS || 11/20/2012 12:57 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Philippine police to ask MILF to help catch massacre suspects
Police yesterday said they would ask Muslim separatist terrorists rebels currently holding peace talks with the Philippine government to help catch 92 suspects in the country's worst political massacre. They said they would request that government negotiators ask the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) for help in tracking down the remaining suspects in the 2009 massacre of 58 people.

However MILF vice-chairman Ghadzali Jaafar said his group would have to take up the issue with its top leadership before deciding. He said, "We will have to meet in the central committee. We are an organisation, we decide collectively."

Members of the Ampatuans, a powerful Muslim clan, allegedly carried out the massacre in the southern Philippines to prevent a rival, Esmael Mangudadatu, from running against one of their members in upcoming elections. The Ampatuans and their armed backers gunned down 58 people including Mangudadatu's wife and sisters, their lawyers and accompanying journalists in the southern province of Maguindanao. Many Ampatuan members are now being tried for the murders but other suspects remain at large. The Ampatuans were allowed by the government to amass a private army to act as a bulwark against anti-government groups like the MILF.

Maguindanao police chief Senior Superintendent Keith Singian said, "We have confirmed that some of these at-large suspects sought refuge in the areas of the MILF, so we will try to coordinate with the peace process panel if they can help us track these suspects."

Mangudadatu, who was elected governor of Maguindanao after the massacre, said that he had been informed some suspects were being protected by relatives in the MILF.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Britain recognizes new Syrian opposition coalition
[LA Times] The momentum behind a fledgling Syrian opposition coalition grew Tuesday after Britannia announced that it was granting formal recognition and extending financial aid to the group.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said the British government now considered the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces as the ┬"sole legitimate representative of the Syrian people.┬" As such, the umbrella organization of dissidents battling the regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Light of the Alawites...
would be invited to send a de facto ambassador to London.

Hague┬'s announcement is the latest boost to the coalition┬'s profile as it tries to succeed where previous attempts to unite fractious anti-Assad rebels have failed. La Belle France last week became the first Western power to recognize the coalition, followed by strong statements of support ┬-- though not full diplomatic recognition ┬-- for the group Monday from the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
and from Italia.

Hague told Parliament that the British government┬'s decision was rooted in assurances he received from a recent meeting with coalition leaders that they would be committed to upholding democracy, rule of law, human rights
...which are usually entirely different from personal liberty...
and inclusion of Syria┬'s many minority communities.
Posted by: Fred || 11/20/2012 12:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top||


Nasrallah Criticizes Arabs for Not Sending Arms to Gaza
[An Nahar] Hizbullah Leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah
The satrap of the Medes and the Persians in Leb...
criticized on Monday Arab countries that "are sending weaponry to Syria but have not aided Gazoo with one bullet", attacking Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani's "sheep" comments.

In a speech he gave on the fifth day of Ashoura, Nasrallah said Arab nations should have contributed in "arming Gazoo and supporting its fighters instead of calling for a mediation between it and the Israeli enemy".

"Arab foreign ministers' statement is similar in its content to the one released after Israel's 2008 attack on Gazoo, as both contain no more than condemnation and rescue calls for the international community," said Nasrallah.

Arab FMs met on Saturday at the headquarter of the Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
in Cairo to discuss the Israeli assaults on Gazoo.

"Israel is now looking for a way out of the deadlock it had put itself into after assassinating Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, leader Ahmed Jaabari," Nasrallah said, calling for evaluating the factors enabling Gazoo to strongly fight Israel and launch missiles into Tel Aviv and Jerusalem and destroy many Israeli military vehicles.

"Iran and Syria's contribution to Gazoo are apparent in this domain," he said, adding that "it is Arabs' duty to open the borders in front of the people of Gazoo and send arms to the Paleostinian resistance".

Responding to bin Jassem's word during the Arab FMs' meeting, Nasrallah said "there are still heroes and wolfs among Arabs, and if he considers himself a coward, he should not include the rest of the Arabs in this classification".

Nasrallah added that many governments, politicians, and journalists in the region and internationally have turned into coward "sheep" in the last 60 years since Israel's occupation of Paleostine, as many of them have let down Paleostine and Leb, leaving them to face their own destiny with blood.

"Wolfs are going to shape the history of the region, similar to what they have done through their resistance in Leb and Gazoo," expressed Nasrallah.

The Qatari PM had said "they (the Israelis) are not wolves, but most of us are sheep".

Nasrallah ended his political speech by saying that "Iran, Syria and Hizbullah will not abandon Gazoo and they are performing their religious and national duty as their main battle is this battle".
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#1  Sure, the NKORs are sending rockets.
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/20/2012 1:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Hizbullah Leader His Eminence Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah speaking from his bunker.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/20/2012 1:07 Comments || Top||

#3  His in a bit of a bind, supporting the "freedom fighters" in Gaza while fighting the "freedom fighters" in Syra. Hizbollah Hypocrisy.
Posted by: Large Darling of the Antelope3345 || 11/20/2012 11:13 Comments || Top||

#4  "Pay attention to meeee!"
Posted by: Pappy || 11/20/2012 13:20 Comments || Top||

#5  Sure, the NKORs are sending rockets.

I didn't think their rockets had the range.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 11/20/2012 13:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Why didn't you dip into your stash, Fat Man?
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/20/2012 17:58 Comments || Top||

#7  BIGNEWS NETWORK > IRAN: PALESTINIANS SHOULD BE EQUIPPED TO DEFEND THEMSELVES.

Just as Lebanon, Jordan, + Egypt all need their own NucProgs, even those wily dastardly Saudis.

versus

* TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > SAUDI POWER GENERATION MAY GO NUCLEAR.

* SAME > IS EGYPT DEVELOPING NUCLEAR WEAPONS?

* BHARAT RAKSHAK > PAK RACE FOR [smaller] TACTICAL NUKES ADDS NEW POISON TO THE MIX.

The threat to the US-Israel-World vee the so-called "Islamist/Jihadist Bomb" slowly but steadily grows larger + realistic.

* CHINA DAILY FORUM > US BLOCKS "UNBALANCED" [Morocco-brokered] UN SECURITY COUNCIL STATEMENT CALLING FOR GAZA CEASEFIRE.

* SAME > NEXT ARAB-ISRAELI WAR TO BE DECIDED [ultimately] BY LOGISTICS.

Iff Syrian Rebel claims prove true that the USA = POTUS Obama is covertly supporting their fight agz Baby Assad wid $$$ + arms, THIS MAY NOT END WELL FOR ISRAEL PER SE, AS PER THE 1973 YOM KIPPUR WAR.

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/20/2012 23:11 Comments || Top||


Islamist Groups Reject New Syrian Opposition Coalition
[NY Times] Several Death Eater Islamist groups fighting in Syria have said they reject the new Syrian opposition coalition, which was formed under the guidance of the United States, Turkey and Gulf Arab countries. The development underscored worries about the rising influence of religious fundamentalism amid the chaos of the bloody civil war in Syria.

The Islamist groups are involved in fighting government forces in 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...
, Syria's largest city, and include units aligned with Al Qaeda. They made their declaration in a video uploaded to the Internet on Sunday, saying that their goal was to establish an "Islamic state" in Syria and that they would reject any plans for the country imposed from abroad.

At the conclusion of the video, a man holds up a Koran and yells, "Make the Koran your constitution and you will prosper!"

The video, in turn, was quickly rejected by commanders of the Free Syrian Army, the umbrella group for loosely knit bands of opposition fighters across Syria, and some residents of Aleppo mocked the video on Facebook. While it called attention to the growing role played by Islamist groups, the video and the controversy it incited among other rebel groups also highlighted the lack of unity among the myriad groups trying to topple the government of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Scourge of Qusayr...
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