For years Dinner Jacket has been belowing about wiping Israel off the face of planet Earth.
When Israel finally makes noise, the skies will be filled like bats coming out of hell. Hell's fury will be unleashed. If only for a short time as many Iranian targets are eliminated in mass. Israel will respond in such a manner to insure that in the worst case scenario mutually assured destruction is accomplished.
A soldier and a defense volunteer were killed and three other people injured in three coordinated attacks in Rangae district of Narathiwat province on Tuesday.
In the first attack, at about 10 a.m., a pick-up driven by Sgt-Maj Bang-ern Phanyu, 39, with two civilians on board was ambushed by gunmen as it arrived at a school on an assignment. The pick-up truck skidded off the road and slammed into the wall of the school. Sgt-Maj Bang-ern was killed. The two civilians in the vehicle were injured.
About 10 minutes later, as Suriya Awaekuji, an assistant leader of Rangae district, and six defense volunteers were on the way texamine the scene of the attack, the same group of terrorists militants detonated three mines buried on the road to the school. The mines exploded at intervals of 10-15 seconds, but caused no casualties.
In another attack, two men on a motorcycle opened fire at Mahama Chewa, 41, assistant village leader, and Adunan Salae, 34, a defense volunteer, who were on the road near the scene of the first shooting waiting for the assistant district chief to arrive. Mr Adunan was killed and Mr Mahama seriously injured.
Police said the attacks were clearly coordinated and blamed terrorists militants.
(CBS/AP) KABUL, Afghanistan - Two men in Afghan police uniforms shot at U.S. troops in southern Afghanistan Sunday, killing one and injuring another, Afghan security officials tell CBS News..
ISAF, the international military coalition in Afghanistan, confirmed the latest "insider attack" took place in Spin Boldak, in Kandahar province, on Sunday evening, but would not confirm the nationalities of Western forces who came under attack.
Sunday's shooting brings to 32 the number of reported green-on-blue, or insider attacks in 2012. At least 40 coalition forces have been killed in such incidents this year, including 26 Americans.
At least ten Western forces have been killed in insider attacks in just two weeks.
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By Chris Covert
A total of 12 unidentified armed suspects were killed by units of the Mexican army in two separate gunfights in Tamaulipas state Monday, according to Mexican press accounts.
An Agencia EFE wire dispatch which appeared on the website of Info7.com said that at around 0830 hrs an army unit encountered several armed suspects travelling aboard a Ford Lobo (F-150) pickup truck near Ejido Cruz and Carmen.
A total of five men and one woman were killed. Five rifles were also seized.
A second confrontation took place at around 1200 hrs when a Mexican Army unit engaged in a firefight with armed suspects in Ejido Francisco I. Madero, near Barretal in Padilla municipality. The suspects were travelling aboard a Jeep Patriot SUV when the exchange took place. Four suspects died in the vehicle while two others attempted escape. They were found in a nearby residence.
Five assault rifles were seized in the aftermath.
Chris Covert writes Mexican Drug War and national political news for Rantburg.com
[Dawn] The Pak Taliban on Monday warned the country's military it had set up a "jacket wallahs squad" to hit troops if an offensive is launched in a restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan.
In an email message sent to media, Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain, an umbrella myrmidon group, said it had received "an exclusive intelligence report" about the offensive in North Wazoo from its "sources" in army headquarters.
TTP front man Ehsanullah Ehsan outlined details about the regiments and units and the possible commander for the campaign, said to be launched on August 26 for one month.
"TTP has also prepared itself for resistance, we have set up a suicide bombers squad to welcome (the) army. We will defeat our enemy, whom is defending secular, unIslamic system of Pakistain by punching them back hard InshaAllah (God willing)," Ehsan said.
Military officials were not immediately available to comment on the claim.
On August 3, The Wall Street Journal reported Pak and US officials were considering joint counter-terrorism campaigns in Afghanistan and Pakistain against Haqqanis and Taliban fighters.
The report said the campaigns would mark an upturn in cooperation between the two countries after more than a year of rancorous relations, since the US raid that killed the late Osama bin Laden ... who is no more... Pak officials later denied any agreement with Washington for a joint operation in North Waziristan, and said "routine" actions on each side of the border "should not be mistaken for 'joint operations'".
Washington has long demanded Pakistain take action against the Haqqanis, which the United States accused of attacking the US embassy in Kabul last September and acting like the "veritable arm" of Pak intelligence.
Pakistain has in turn demanded Afghan and US forces do more to stop Pak Talibs crossing the border to launch attacks on its forces.
Pakistain says 35,000 of its people, including more than 3,000 soldiers, have been killed as a result of terrorism since the 9/11 attacks and the US-led invasion of neighbouring Afghanistan.
ISLAMABAD: American drones fired a flurry of missiles in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan yesterday, killing a total of 10 suspected militants, Pakistani officials said.
In the first strike, missiles fired from unmanned American spy planes hit two vehicles near the Afghan border, killing at least seven militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The strike came in the Mana area of North Waziristan, the officials added.
The officials say the area is dominated by Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a target commander whose forces often strike US troops in Afghanistan, but they did not know whether his men were the targets of yesterdays' strike. A US drone strike Saturday also in North Waziristan killed five Gul Bahadur allies.
It's just a matter of time, Hafiz...
About 10 hours later yesterday, two missiles destroyed a home also in the Mana area, killing three militants, the officials said.
[Ynet] A car boomwent kaboom! near a cop shoppe in southeast Turkey on Monday night, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens, Turkish media reported.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast in Gaziantep, near the Syrian border. Kurdish snuffies are active in the area, and the fight between Turkish security forces and Kurdish rebels, who seek autonomy in Turkey's predominantly Kurdish southeast, has intensified in recent weeks.
[Ynet] A car belonging to an Egyptian diplomat was blown up near his home in the Libyan capital Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of thich is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... on Monday, a day after two people died in bombings authorities blamed on supporters of the country's deposed leader Muammar Qadaffy ...Custodian of Wheelus AFB for 42 long years until he was ejected from the gene pool by his indignant citizens... Security sources told Rooters a homemade device went kaboom! underneath the vehicle of the embassy's first secretary Abdelahim Rifai. No one was hurt in the attack. The sources described the blast as a "criminal act".
[Ynet] US authorities freeze funds wired by Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank; say banking institution 'plays key role in facilitating money laundering for Hezbollah'
US authorities on Monday announced the seizure of $150 million allegedly linked to a scheme by the Lebanese cut-thoat group Hezbollah to launder proceeds from drug trafficking and other crimes.
The money came from a US bank account used by the Beirut-based Lebanese Canadian Bank (LCB) to conduct US currency transactions, US Attorney Preet Bharara and US Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart said.
Washington considers the Shiite cut-thoat group a terrorist organization.
"As we alleged last year, the Lebanese Canadian Bank played a key role in facilitating money laundering for Hezbollah controlled organizations across the globe," Leonhart said in a statement.
A December 2011 money laundering and forfeiture complaint filed in US federal court in New York targeted the Lebanese Canadian Bank and two other Lebanese financial institutions with alleged ties to Hezbollah.
US prosecutors then alleged that the LCB, the Hassan Ayash Exchange Company and Ellissa Holding wired funds from Leb to the United States to buy used cars, which were then sent to West Africa.
"Cash from the sale of the cars, along with proceeds of narcotics trafficking, were then funneled to Leb through Hezbollah-controlled money laundering channels," the US Attorney's office said at the time.
At the time, Hezbollah refuted the charges, saying they were "another attempt to tarnish the image of the resistance in Leb."
"Our relentless pursuit of global criminal networks showed that the US banking system was exploited to launder drug trafficking funds through West Africa and into Leb," Leonhart said Monday.
"DEA and our partners are attacking these groups and their financial infrastructure, while establishing clear links between drug trafficking proceeds and terrorist funding," she said.
Bharara said: "We will use every resource at our disposal to separate hard boyz and narco-traffickers, and the banks that work with them, from their illicit funds, even those hidden in foreign accounts."
[Ynet] Man riding cycle of violence rams Nairobi-based embassy gate, apprehended by security. Nature of incident still unknown
A serious security breach took place in the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya over the weekend, when a motorcyclist was able to break into the compound by ramming the gate.
According to a Monday report in Yedioth Ahronoth, a man riding a cycle of violence approached the gate, ignored the guards' orders to stop and rammed the fence.'
The guards immediately initiated suspect arrest protocol, and were able to detain the suspect after firing a few warning shots in the air.
The motorcyclist was tossed in the clink Book 'im, Mahmoud! and taken in for questioning. It is still unknown if the incident was accidental, or if the individual meant to test the embassy's security measures.
This is the second security incident involving the Israeli Embassy in Nairobi in recent weeks: In July it was revealed that Nairobi authorities apprehended two Iranian agents plotting to assassinate Israel's Ambassador to Kenya Gil Haskel, by planting a bomb in his car.
TRIPOLI: Twin car bomb blasts killed two people in the Libyan capital at dawn yesterday on the first day of the Eid Al-Fitr holiday and officials blamed loyalists of now slain dictator Muammer Qaddafi. Tripoli's security chief Col. Mahmud Al-Sherif told AFP the bombs were detonated by remote control and struck near a military academy and the interior ministry.
"They were two car bombs detonated by remote control," Sherif said, adding that four people were also wounded in the first blast.
The first car bomb blew up at 6:00 a.m. near a military academy on Omar Al-Mokhtar Avenue ‚ a main Tripoli thoroughfare that was closed briefly to traffic -- and the second near the interior ministry. An AFP correspondent said checkpoints were set up on other major streets in the city center. When the avenue was later reopened to traffic, the only sign of the blast was some broken glass on the scorched pavement. Remains of the vehicle had been removed.
The second bomb was concealed in a taxi and blew up in a sidestreet near the interior ministry. There were no casualties.
Earlier this month, three men suspected of preparing bomb attacks were killed during a police raid near Tripoli but several of them managed to flee, authorities said.
According to Sherif, yesterday's attacks were orchestrated by "the same sleeper cell," because the explosives and methods used were the same as in an attack in central Tripoli on August 3 that wounded one person. "This groups is funded by members of the old regime who are in Tunisia and Algeria," he added.
SANAA, Yemen: Medical and security officials say a crazed gunman opened fire Sunday on worshippers marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in southern Yemen, killing nine. The gunman targeted men praying outside a crowded mosque in Al-Dhale, a governorate about 190 kilometers (115 miles) south of the capital, Sanaa, during morning Eid el-Fitr services. Nine people were killed and another 10 wounded, the officials said. The gunman was arrested at the scene, officials said.
About 100 people have been killed in similar mosque shootings in Yemen in the last three years by people believed to be suffering from mental disorders or in tribal conflicts, according to the officials.