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North Korea claims it has hydrogen bomb; experts skeptical
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Afghanistan
Daesh 'Deployment' in Baghlan Triggers Alarm Among Residents
[Tolo News] Local officials in Baghlan province voiced their concerns on Thursday over reports that Daesh [Islamic State] faceless myrmidons are trying to recruit in the area, warning that if government does not do something quickly this move will further escalate violence in the region.

According to some residents, faceless myrmidons apparently associated with Daesh [Islamic State] have in recent weeks tried to forge a foothold in the province and settle their families in the area in a bid to recruit fighters.

Residents believe this could pose enormous security threats to the people in future.

Up to 70 Daesh [Islamic State] families have reportedly been deployed to one district in Baghlan and are recruiting, members of Baghlan provincial council were quoted on Thursday as saying.

"I have information that 70 Daesh [Islamic State] families were deployed in Barkah district and are recruiting; they force the residents to provide them with food. Government is aware of the development, but it hasn't taken any action," a member of Baghlan provincial council Mohammad Hanif said.

"Taliban and Jandallah groups are already operating in Baghlan, but now Daesh [Islamic State] has added to these groups. The government is not taking action against them and faceless myrmidons freely recruit. So government must act," a Baghlan resident Zikrullah said.

"Daesh [Islamic State] and Talibs are recruiting in Baghlan. Government must act and suppress them during the winter," another resident Nasir said, adding that if action is not taken against them now, faceless myrmidons will pose a major threat come next spring.

Meanwhile,
...back at the wreckage, Captain Poindexter wished he had a cup of coffee. Even instant would do...
Baghlan police department has confirmed Daesh [Islamic State] faceless myrmidons were in the area. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
police reject rumors over the deployment of holy warriors' families in Baghlan's Barkah district.

"Recently Daesh [Islamic State] planned to establish a center in Barkah district, but the group faced a major backlash from the people and they fled the area," acting police chief of Baghlan Abdul Rashid Bashir said.

This comes just a few months after rumors surfaced that Taliban and Jandallah groups were trying to recruit in Baghlan.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  seems pretty easy to identify them - and their families. Bag em and dispose of them
Posted by: Frank G || 12/11/2015 11:19 Comments || Top||

#2  According to some residents, Daesh have in recent weeks tried to forge a foothold in the province and settle their families in the area in a bid to recruit fighters.

Residents believe this could pose enormous security threats to the people in future.


"Brown flight?"
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 13:47 Comments || Top||


UNAMA condemn Kandahar airport attack as death toll climbs to 54
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
mission in Afghanistan condemned a coordinated attack on Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan as the corpse count has climbed to at least 54 people.

"The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban's attack at Kandahar Airport, which reportedly killed 39 civilians, including four children, and injured at least 23 civilians," UNAMA said in a statement.

The statement further added "The Taliban initiated the complex attack on 8 December with fighting continuing over a 24-hour period, during which time they intentionally targeted civilian areas of the base. Initial reports indicate that Taliban fighters dismounted their vehicles in the bazaar and opened fire, killing and injuring civilian shopkeepers and customers. The fighting reportedly continued in the residential areas of the base accommodating the families of Afghan cops and airport staff."

"UNAMA has documented preliminary findings of 54 deaths and 42 injured. Those killed in the attack include 39 civilian males, of whom at least four were boys, 13 Afghan National Army and two Afghan National Police," the statement said, adding that "The majority of the dear departed appeared to be civilian shopkeepers working at the bazaar and civilian customers. Of the 42 injured, at least 23 are civilian, including a woman and a girl."

The UN mission reiterated that international humanitarian law, which applies to all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, prohibits attacks against civilians at any time and in any place.

"This includes families of Afghan cops and other civilians not participating in the conduct of hostilities. Additionally, parties to the conflict must take all feasible precautions to protect the civilian population against the effects of attacks," the statement said.

The Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan earlier said at least ten Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers and 2 Afghan National Police (ANP) members were martyred in the attack.

The Talibs group grabbed credit behind the attack which was carried out by a group of at least 14 heavily armed Lion of Islams.

Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [163 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Going to be a few more of these as the Talibs jockey each other for leadership positions.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/11/2015 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  The UN mission reiterated that international humanitarian law, which applies to all parties to the conflict in Afghanistan, including the Taliban, prohibits attacks against civilians at any time and in any place.

"This includes families of Afghan cops and other civilians not participating in the conduct of hostilities. Additionally, parties to the conflict must take all feasible precautions to protect the civilian population against the effects of attacks," the statement said.


Not gang, terror or gun violence I guess. Just inhumanity.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 13:51 Comments || Top||


Arabia
Coalition retakes Yemeni islands from militias
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Arab coalition forces have captured a Yemeni Red Sea archipelago used by Iran-allied Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews ...
militias for storing and smuggling weapons into Yemen, the Saudi-led alliance and local fishermen said on Thursday.

The Saudi-led coalition has been trying to dislodge the Houthis and forces loyal to their ally, former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
, from areas captured since September last year and to restore President Abdrabbu Mansour Hadi to power.

The Houthis control most of the former north Yemen
...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of. Except for a tiny handfull of Jews everthing there is very Islamic...
from Taiz in the south to Saada in the north, giving them control of Yemen's Red Sea coast.

The coalition said its forces "cleansed Greater Hanish", the biggest island in the archipelago in the Red Sea's main shipping lanes, Saudi state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
said.

The islands, it said, were controlled by Yemeni militias loyal to Saleh and used by the Houthis to store weapons and smuggle them into Hodeida, Yemen's main Red Sea port.

The archipelago was the subject of a territorial dispute between Yemen and Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
, which seized the archipelago in the 1990s, until a London-based international arbitration court granted Yemen illusory sovereignty in 1998.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [195 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Ex-Guantanamo detainee now an al Qaeda leader in Yemen
[LONGWARJOURNAL.ORG] Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP) released a new video featuring a former Guantanamo detainee, Ibrahim Qosi, who is also known as Sheikh Khubayb al Sudani.

In July 2010, Qosi plead guilty to charges of conspiracy and material support for terrorism before a military commission. His plea was part of a deal in which he agreed to cooperate with prosecutors during his remaining time in US custody. Qosi was transferred to his home country of Sudan two years later, in July 2012.

Qosi joined AQAP in 2014 and became one of its leaders. Qosi and other AQAP commanders discussed their time waging jihad at length in the video, entitled "Guardians of Sharia."
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  But he's out of Gitmo - and that's what counts, right?


/sarc
Posted by: Pappy || 12/11/2015 8:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Vetted by top men.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/11/2015 9:20 Comments || Top||


Yemeni Army & Committees Control Camp in Taiz, Strike Saudi Sites in Jizan
The Yemeni army and popular committees managed on Thursday to control Al-Arous camp in Taiz provinces, clashing with the Saudi-led mercenaries, according to Yemeni sources.

The Yemeni forces also struck various Saudi military sites ad gatherings in Jizan, Najran and Assir.
Posted by: badanov || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [132 views] Top|| File under:


British Mercenary killed in Yemen
A former British army officer and an Australian are among eight foreign mercenaries killed in Yemen this week fighting Ansarullah movement and the Yemeni people, the British newspaper The Times reported.

The two were leading a team of Colombian soldiers secretly employed by the United Arab Emirates to contribute to the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen, military sources told The Times.

The British Cornel Arthur Kingstone and the Australian Philip Stateman were ambushed while they were leading a group of mercenaries towards al-Omari military camp in Aden.

Kingstone and Stateman used to work for the International Black Water company which offers security services and is entitled to protect UAE from terrorist attacks.
Posted by: badanov || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [244 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Vince Ricardo: Are you interested in joining? The benefits are terrific. The trick is not to get killed. That's really the key to the benefit program."

Peter Falk, The In-Laws (1979)
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/11/2015 5:33 Comments || Top||

#2  fighting Ansarullah movement and the Yemeni people

yep, Almanar
Posted by: Frank G || 12/11/2015 11:53 Comments || Top||

#3  A former British army officer and an Australian...were leading a team of Colombian soldiers secretly employed by the United Arab Emirates to contribute to the Saudi-led aggression against Yemen, military sources told The Times.

Yep, multihemispherians.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 15:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Using Weapons made by our Germans whilst the Houthi used weapons designed by Russia, copied by their Chinees and shipped to Iran.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/11/2015 16:19 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Chittagong Jamaat ameer among 56 held
[Dhaka Tribune] Police in Chittagong incarcerated
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
56 people, including the district unit Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami
...The Islamic Society, founded in 1941 in Lahore by Maulana Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi, aka The Great Apostosizer. The Jamaat opposed the independence of Bangladesh but has operated an independent branch there since 1975. It maintains close ties with international Mohammedan groups such as the Moslem Brotherhood. the Taliban, and al-Qaeda. The Jamaat's objectives are the establishment of a pure Islamic state, governed by Sharia law. It is distinguished by its xenophobia, and its opposition to Westernization, capitalism, socialism, secularism, and liberalist social mores...
Professor Ahsan Ullah and two top Islami Chhatra Shibir
... the student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh...
leaders, in different parts of the district on various charges yesterday.

Kotwali cop shoppe Inspector (investigation) Nur Ahmed told the Dhaka Tribune Jamaat Ameer Ahsan Ullah and central Shibir leaders Enamul Kabir and Golam Mostafa were detained from Chittagong Central Jail gate area.

"They walked out of jail on bail in the morning. But they were detained again in several other cases filed on subversion charges. They were shown arrested in those cases," he said.

The 53 others were detained from several areas of the port city during overnight raids, and 44 of them face warrants.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [154 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami


Iskcon temple attacked
[Dhaka Tribune] At least two people were maimed as miscreants opened fire on the Hindu devotees gathered at a temple for a religious conference in Dinajpur's Kaharole area.

Locals chased the attackers and held one Shariful Islam, 25, when they were fleeing the scene, said OC Monsur Ali Sarker of Kaharole police. He hails from Polashbari of Gaibandha.

Bullet injured Ranjit Chandra Roy, 45, and Mithun Chandra Roy, 27, were taken to Dinajpur Medical College Hospital.

The attack took place around 8:30pm outside Dohuchi Iskcon Temple, located near Joynanda Bazar of Dabor at Kaharole upazila. Locals said three youths had blasted hand bombs and then opened fire on the people.

Dinajpur Superintendent of Police Md Ruhul Amin confirmed the incident but could not give any detail about the attackers or the motive.

On December 5, at least 10 people were maimed in kabooms during Raash Mela at Kantaji temple in Kaharole. Police claimed that it was a result of conflict between two leaders of the Awami League centring the lease of the festival venue.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [189 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

#1  miscreants opened fire
Was this a act of gun violence OUTSIDE of the United States?
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 13:42 Comments || Top||


China-Japan-Koreas
North Korea claims it has hydrogen bomb; experts skeptical
[CNN] State media indicated Thursday that North Korea has added the hydrogen bomb to its arsenal, a development that, if true, would represent a major leap in its nuclear weapons capabilities.

But outside observers were skeptical, saying that such an advance in the country's nuclear technology seemed unlikely.

Analysts in recent years have believed that North Korea may have been working toward -- but didn't yet have the capability to produce -- a thermonuclear bomb, which can be hundreds of times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

North Korean leader Kim Pudge Jong-un
...the overweight, pouty-looking hereditary potentate of North Korea. Pudge appears to believe in his own divinity, but has yet to produce any loaves and fishes, so his subjects remain malnourished...
made the claim, according to state media outlet KCNA, while touring a historic weapons industry site in the reclusive communist country.

Will China protect North Korea?

North Korea had become "a powerful nuclear weapons state ready to detonate [a] self-reliant A-bomb and H-bomb to reliably defend its illusory sovereignty and the dignity of the nation," Kim said, according to the KCNA report.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [658 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  You just add a little hydrogen oxide to the bomb, and it makes it a Hydrogen Bomb. Right?

I suppose you could even use H2SO4, or even better - CH4, with it's powerful climate-changing properties! Mega-Mass Destruction!

CH4 - a.k.a. methane
Posted by: Bobby || 12/11/2015 7:53 Comments || Top||

#2  If you start thinking of North Korea as China's way of launching hydrogen bombs at people while maintaining plausible deniability, this possibility makes sense.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 12/11/2015 15:02 Comments || Top||

#3  "I don't believe it. Show me!"
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 15:11 Comments || Top||

#4  When a West Coat city vanishes, wake me. Otherwise all they (North Korea) Is , is a loudmouth braggart with godlike asperations.

If one DOES vanish, North Korea Will assume ass high and face down, and swear, I didn't do it.
(Whine, whine, grovel, grovel)

They'll be blasted anyway.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/11/2015 15:26 Comments || Top||

#5  If you start thinking of North Korea as China's way of launching hydrogen bombs at people while maintaining plausible deniability, this possibility makes sense.

That's why I'd tell the Chinese that if the Norks let loose with a nuke we'll hit China.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/11/2015 15:45 Comments || Top||

#6  Yah, but we don't have you, we have Mr. "We need to look at root causes/global warming/lack of gay marriage" as President.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 12/11/2015 16:43 Comments || Top||

#7  Yes, Our policy should be that China is responsible for the Norks actions. Sadly the SK won't back us up.
Posted by: jvalentour || 12/11/2015 20:00 Comments || Top||


Down Under
Teen Boy and 4 Others Arrested in Australia for Allegedly Planning Terror Attack on Government Building
[PEOPLE] Australian authorities charged five people, including a 15-year-old boy, with conspiracy to plan a terrorist attack on a government building, according to multiple reports.

The teen and a 20-year-old western Sydney man were tossed in the calaboose
You have the right to remain silent...
and charged with "conspiracy to conduct an act in preparation for a terrorist act, " on Thursday the News Agency that Dare Not be Named reports. The three other men -- one 21-year-old and two aged 22 -- were already in jug on separate terror charges, but were later charged with the additional offense.

Authorities say the planned attack stemmed from a broader investigation into a now-uncovered terror plot that prompted a series of raids in December 2014, Rooters reports. Evidence seized in those raids contributed to Thursday's arrests.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [145 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
Finland detains Iraqis over 2014 IS massacre in Tikrit
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/11/2015 02:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [160 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  They are apparently identical twins who were videotaped doing another IS mass murder. Since they didn't wear masks in the video, they were easy to ID when they showed up in Finland.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/11/2015 14:36 Comments || Top||


No charges for men who posed as 'Sharia police' in Germany
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] German authorities will not to press charges against nine men who preached radical Islamist views in the street while wearing jackets marked 'sharia police', a court ruled on Thursday.

According to the ruling handed down in the western city of Wuppertal, the men's orange jackets did not constitute a breach of rules on wearing uniforms.

The men, followers of the ultra-conservative Salafist form of Islam, had patrolled the streets of Wuppertal in the summer of 2014, demanding that nightclub revellers stop drinking alcohol and listening to music, and called for an end to gambling.

Sven Lau, a German Salafist convert who acted as the leader of the so-called "sharia patrol", is the only member of the group who could still potentially face charges -- for organising a public meeting without notifying authorities.
It's now acceptable in Germany to harass members of the general public, lawfully going about their business, because they were not obeying the rules of a fringe cult to which they did not belng? That is carrying societal tolerance entirely too far.
The incident sparked controversy in Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel
...current chancellor of Germany. She was educated in East Germany when is was still run by commies, but in 1989 got involved with the growing democracy movement when the Berlin Wall fell. Merkel is sometimes referred to by Germans as Mom...
responding that no one has a right to do the police's work for them.
What they were doing was most decidedly not the work of the German police, but contrary to it.
Posted by: Fred || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [402 views] Top|| File under:

#1  THIS is the enemy -- this is what we need to be fighting

Declare the caliphate the enemy and sharia the ideology

Ban sharia

Deport or lock up for treason all those who try to enforce sharia in any way

support only secular muslims like these guys

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7009/muslim-reform-movement
Posted by: anon1 || 12/11/2015 4:16 Comments || Top||

#2  It's now acceptable in Germany to harass members of the general public, lawfully going about their business, because they were not obeying the rules of a fringe cult to which they did not belong? That is carrying societal tolerance entirely too far.

I remember when you could hit the orange sack wearing bald men at airports.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/11/2015 4:51 Comments || Top||

#3 
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/11/2015 4:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Until these two are in jail, I'll withhold comment about wat goes on in German law enforcement.
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/11/2015 5:57 Comments || Top||

#5  Brutal policies and sound bites, but their personal 'whitening' demonstrates continued low self-esteem and weak character.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 13:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Don't see too many Hare Krishnas anymore. Never had a problem with any of 'em.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/11/2015 15:51 Comments || Top||

#7  We are the mountain sharia, authority?
We don't need no stinking authority.
Posted by: Shipman || 12/11/2015 16:22 Comments || Top||

#8  Brown shirts and jodhpurs are ok now?

If they weren't charged, they are free to continue, so long as they don't coordinate too frequently?

Who needs coordination? Just read the Koran and the Hadith, remember your madrasah training, and make up the rest.
Posted by: KBK || 12/11/2015 22:42 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Multiple Islamic militant groups spurned San Bernardino shooters
U.S. government sources told Reuters on Thursday that Malik tried in vain to contact multiple Islamic militant groups in the months before she and Farook staged their attack, but her overtures were ignored.

The organizations Malik sought out likely shied away out of extreme caution in communicating with individuals unknown to them and a fear of being caught up in a law-enforcement "sting" operation, sources said.

The number of organizations that Malik attempted to approach and how she sought to reach them were unclear, though the groups almost certainly included al Qaeda's Syria-based official affiliate, the Nusrah Front, the government sources said.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/11/2015 01:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under:

#1  U.S. government sources told Reuters on Thursday that Malik tried in vain to contact multiple Islamic militant groups in the months before she and Farook staged their attack, but her overtures were ignored.

How can they be sure? Obama, Kerry, and Hillary have often said "Move on, nothing to see here. no Muslim involvement; afterall they are the Religion of Peace." and we only find out later, there was plenty to see here.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/11/2015 10:04 Comments || Top||

#2  The source article doesn't speculate on attempted contacts that succeeded (if any). The sowing of FUD among prospective militant groups has apparently helped a bit.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/11/2015 14:34 Comments || Top||

#3  I sense a list, all these are now on it, and banned from travel outside their home country forever. (Better change your names, NOT mohammed something. (Or a different spelling))
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/11/2015 15:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Somehow I'm thinking the guys at the mosque could have made the introductions. I suspect a couple of keywords on your online dating profile would get you noticed by the right folks who would then contact you and perhaps hook you up with Jihadi Jane so she can provide in person guidance.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 12/11/2015 16:28 Comments || Top||

#5  just goes to show you do not need to be part of an organisation - all you need is the ideology

which is why the cultural war is so important

We need leaders to promote these muslims

maajid nawaz on fox news


http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/11/23/former-extremist-maajid-nawaz-were-not-facing-wwiii-were-facing-global-jihadist

and the muslim reform movement

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/7009/muslim-reform-movement
Posted by: anon1 || 12/11/2015 17:33 Comments || Top||


FBI Searches San Bernardino Lake as Terrorism Probe Continues
The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday sent divers to search a lake in San Bernardino, Calif., for a computer hard drive missing from the home of the suspects in the recent deadly shooting, according to people familiar with the matter.
Dive photos! Great media release, great for Bureau PR. Let's get the entire office certified.
David Bowdich, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s Los Angeles office, told reporters the search of the lake could take days, and they were searching it because there were reports that the suspects had been seen at the lake the day of the shooting.

“We would be remiss not to go into this lake and conduct a thorough search,” said Mr. Bowdich, who declined to say what items were being sought in the lake, but vowed the investigation would leave “no stone unturned.”

The search of the lake is the latest move by the FBI to discover details about the suspects’ activity before the shooting. The lake search came as members of Congress briefed on the shootings Thursday said they were disturbed that neighbors and co-workers had seen signs that the suspects had been radicalized but failed to notify authorities.

They declined to give details, but said Ms. Malik and Mr. Farook had behaved in ways that raised suspicions. That contrasts with early reports suggesting the married couple gave no outward signs of radicalization.
Pro'ly didn't want to get sued for $15 million...
Posted by: Steve White || 12/11/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [308 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the married couple gave no outward signs of radicalization
Other than funny hats, sack dresses and rugs with compasses.
Posted by: Skidmark || 12/11/2015 4:48 Comments || Top||

#2  ..... but vowed the investigation would leave “no stone unturned.”


Posted by: Besoeker || 12/11/2015 5:15 Comments || Top||

#3  A Muslim woman comes to this country unmarried. With a man. Major tip off.
Posted by: Dale || 12/11/2015 6:22 Comments || Top||

#4  #3 A Muslim comes to this country. Major tip off.
Posted by: BMD || 12/11/2015 7:34 Comments || Top||

#5  The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Thursday sent divers to search a lake
Gotta get those training hours in before they can requisition new equipment.
Posted by: Sloluth Protector of the Weak7539 || 12/11/2015 13:35 Comments || Top||


Terrorist, pal planned 2012 operation
Years before he met his rifle-toting Pakistani bride, San Bernardino terrorist Syed Rizwan ­Farook plotted jihad with his boyhood next-door neighbor in 2012, it was revealed Wednesday.

Farook’s pal, Islam convert ­Enrique Marquez, had by then purchased the firepower to pull off an attack: the very same two AR-15s that Farook and wife Tashfeen ­Malik would use last week in slaughtering 14 people at the Inland Regional Center. A specific target was weighed, CNN reported, citing two US officials, though they did not identify it.

But Marquez, who is cooperating with the FBI, has told investigators that he got cold feet and the 2012 plot fell through, the network reported. Marquez, 24, has also told investigators that he had no advance knowledge of last week’s massacre.
So he says now...
But a Marquez pal told ABC News that at a party months ago, the glasses-wearing Walmart employee made a remark that in hindsight was prophetic.

“He said something along the lines of, ‘There’s a lot of Muslims in our own back yard, just ready to go haywire and attack,’ ” the friend, Michael G. Stone, told ABC. “And we didn’t think nothing of it. We just brushed it aside, you know. He was drunk, so I don’t know.”

Immediately after last week’s shooting, Marquez took to Facebook to apologize. “I’m. Very sorry guys. It was a pleasure.”

Marquez then checked himself into a mental institution, delaying the investigation. Federal agents raided Marquez’s home Saturday, but were only able to interview him Tuesday. He so far has not been charged.
The FBI couldn't drag him out of the mental institution for questioning because...
Marquez and Farook lived side by side in Riverside, Calif., from childhood until only a few months ago, when Farook and new bride Malik took their infant daughter and moved 17 miles northeast to his mom’s townhouse in Redlands.

As a teen, Marquez attended a nearby mosque with the Farook family and, by 2011, the two were radicalized, sources told CNN.

The two friends would also wind up related by marriage. Marquez on Nov. 29, 2014, married Mariya Chernykh, the sister of Farook’s sister-in-law, Reuters reported, citing marriage documents.

Gasser Shehati, Farook’s friend from a mosque, said Farook told him several years ago that Marquez had converted to Islam.

Employees at a Walmart in ­Corona, Calif., said Marquez worked there as an asset protection and customer specialist for about six months, and was last seen there on Nov. 29.
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#1  Not surprising. Back during the Holy Land Foundation trial, it came out that the Muslim Brotherhood intended to take over this country. Holy Land Foundation, Mosques and other Islamic linkages to terror at the Counter Jihad Report.
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#2  They "Intend" to take over the World,so what
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/11/2015 15:12 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Four ‘target killers’ from Karachi held in Islamabad
ISLAMABAD: Four men allegedly involved in incidents of target killings in Karachi and robberies in the federal capital have been arrested here, Dawn has learnt through reliable sources.

Though the Capital police have kept quiet over the matter, some senior officials, who do not want to be named, have confirmed the arrests.

“The Capital police’s investigation wing made the arrests on Wednesday,” they said, adding that the suspects were affiliated to a Karachi-based political party.

The arrests were made during an investigation into some incidents of robbery in Islamabad, most of them taking place outside banks and involving people who had drawn cash from banks,” the officials said.

During preliminarily investigation, they said, it transpired that the four had been hiding in Islamabad for 15 months. During this period, they regularly visited Karachi to accomplish ‘tasks’ assigned to them and then returned to Islamabad. Usually they were asked to kill some specified people.

The officials said that the four had committed over 45 robberies in Islamabad, killed a person and injured three others in four of the incidents.

During interrogation, they said, the four had revealed their activities in Karachi. “They have confessed to having killed several people in the city, particularly Korangi.”

The suspects said that they had committed over 50 robberies in the city and also collected extortion money and deposited it in the office of their political party, according to the officials.

They said that the investigators had been asked to contact Karachi police to obtain details/record of the crimes the four had committed in the city and proof of their affiliation with the political party.

Published in Dawn, December 11th, 2015
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Iraq
US says airstrikes killed 350 in Ramadi, Iraq, in past week
[Ynet] U.S. Arclight airstrikes in recent days killed an estimated 350 Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
fighters holed up in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi, an American military front man said Thursday, suggesting the holy warriors lost as much as half of their defending force.

Col. Steve Warren, front man for the U.S. military command in Baghdad, told news hounds at the Pentagon that there had been an estimated 600 to 1,000 Islamic State fighters inside Ramadi, which the holy warrior group captured in May. Despite this depletion of Islamic State forces, U.S. officials are reluctant to predict how long it will take to reclaim the city, which is the capital of Anbar province and a key to the Iraqi government's hopes of restoring its borders.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking separately Thursday, said Iraqi progress in retaking Ramadi has been "disappointingly slow."
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#1  Better step it up.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/11/2015 9:59 Comments || Top||

#2  Lies more like 35 .

Of course, if you count all the civilians around them?
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/11/2015 15:03 Comments || Top||


Pentagon confirms death of ISIS finance minister in recent airstrike
"I'm feelin' better!"
No, you're not. You'll be stone dead in a moment.

ERBIL – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) finance minister was killed in a recent airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition, the Pentagon confirmed on Thursday. Abu Saleh, known for his senior position in the ranks of the radical group as finance minister, was killed in an airstrike in northern Iraq two weeks ago.

Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren confirmed in a statement on Thursday the death of Abu Saleh and two other senior militants of ISIS in the recent U.S.-led airstrikes in Iraq.

Warren described Abu Saleh as “one of the most senior and experienced members” of ISIS’s financial network. He added that another senior ISIS leader, who coordinated the group’s extortion efforts, was killed at the end of November.

Warren also confirmed the death of a third prominent member of ISIS “who coordinated the transfer of information, people and weapons”.

“Their removal will degrade ISIL’s ability to command and control troops, and it disrupts their ability to finance their efforts,” Warren said, using another acronym for ISIS.
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#1  He died with a dollar in his hand.
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ISIS imposes house arrest on families in Ramadi
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar said on Wednesday, that the ISIS has imposed house detention on families inside Ramadi.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “The ISIS has prevented the people of Ramadi from leaving the city and imposed the home detention on them to use them as human shields against the security forces.”

The source, who asked not to be named, added: “The organization threatened with death all those who try to get out of Ramadi.”
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8 civilians die in Baghdad bomb attack
(IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – A source in the Iraqi Interior Ministry announced on Thursday, that eight people had been either killed or wounded in a bomb blast southeast of Baghdad.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com, “This afternoon, a bomb exploded near shops at the Institute Street in Zaafaraniya area southeast of Baghdad, resulting in the death of one person and wounding seven others.”

The source, who asked not to be named, added: “A security force rushed to the area and transported the wounded to a nearby hospital for treatment and the body of the dead man to the forensic medicine department.”
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Iraqi warbirds hammer ISIS Bad Guys: 10 die
(Iraqinews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar announced Thursday, that the Iraqi warplanes have destroyed four ISIS vehicles north of Ramadi, while also pointed out to the killing of 10 members of the ISIS.

The source said in an interview for IraqiNews.com “The Iraqi Air Forc, in coordination with Anbar Operations managed to destroy four vehicles driven by suicide bombers in the regions of Albu Dyab and Albu Farj north of Ramadi.”

The source, who asked anonymity, added: “The Iraqi Air Force destroyed those booby-trapped vehicles before reaching near the army, without material damage or human losses,” pointing out to “The killing of 10 members of ISIS in Albu Dyab and Albu Farj.”
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#1  I keep wondering what people would have said during WWII to a report that a multi-plane strike had killed 10.

Somehow I doubt anyone would be impressed.
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Iraqi forces liberate parts of Ramadi
(Iraqinews.com) Anbar – A security source in Anbar province announced on Thursday, that the security forces have liberated the southern part of al-Malaab area south of Ramadi.

The source said in an interview for Iraqinews.com, “The security forces have been able today to liberate al-Aramil District which represents the southern part of al-Malaab area south of Ramadi.”

The source, who asked not to be named, added “ISIS elements suffered great losses during the operation.”

From about Ramadi
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
3 Israelis injured in W.Bank car ramming attack
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Israeli emergency medical services say three Israelis have been injured after a Paleostinian driver rammed into them near the West Bank settlement of Beit Arieh.

Emergency services front man Yonatan Yagodovsky said on Thursday that one Israeli was badly injured in the attack.

It's the latest incident in nearly three months of Paleostinian shootings, stabbings and attacks using cars.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says Israeli forces are searching for the attacker, who escaped into the nearby Paleostinian village of Luban. The village is close to the border between Israel and the West Bank.

Since October 1, almost daily attacks and festivities between Paleostinians and Israeli soldiers have killed 113 on the Paleostinian side, 17 Israelis, an American and an Eritrea
...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age...
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On Wednesday, four Israelis were maimed in two attacks in the occupied West Bank, including a soldier and a civilian stabbed in Hebron by a Paleostinian who was later rubbed out.

In the other incident, assailants shot at a car near the West Bank town of Tulkarem, wounding two Israelis.
According to The Times of Israel:
The attacker expeditiously departed at a goodly pace in a black Isuzu, according to initial reports Security forces were searching the area for the driver.

They later found the car abandoned in the nearby village of Rantis. They recovered an IDF-issued weapon inside the car, the army said.
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Sri Lanka
ISIS seize new areas in Damascus after clashes with Syrian army
DAMASCUS – Clashes broke out on Thursday between Syrian government troops and militant fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Damascus suburb.

Subsequent to heavy clashes, ISIS militants seized control of al-Hawrin village and eastern parts of Maheen town in the countryside of Damascus, media activists and military sources reported.

“Syrian regime’s army forces were obliged to evacuate their headquarters in al-Hawrin and eastern Maheen under heavy blows by ISIS,” media activist Ayham Shami told ARA News in Damascus.

“Several army vehicles were seen entering Damascus city, carrying wounded soldiers and some weapons. They have withdrawn from the clashes’ area to avoid further losses among soldiers,” Shami reported.

At least 20 Syrian army soldiers were killed in the clashes, according to an ISIS-linked military source.

“The mujahideen (ISIS jihadists) have also seized a large deal of ammunition and weapons from pro-Assad troops in the clashes, beside a tank and several heavy machine guns,” the source said.

Militants of the Islamic State are already in control of several districts in the southern countryside of Damascus, including al-Hajar al-Aswad and parts of al-Yarmouk.
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Car bombs hit 3 Kurd checkpoints in Syria
TEL TEMIR – Three car bomb attacks hit Kurdish security checkpoints in the town of Tel Temir in Syria’s northeastern province of Hasakah, local sources reported on Thursday.

One of the explosions hit a checkpoint for the Kurdish forces of the People’ Protection Units (YPG) at the southern entrance of Tel Temir. The other two car bomb attacks took place near checkpoints of the Kurdish Asayish security units downtown.

Dozens of casualties were reported among the Kurdish forces and civilians.

“Tel Temir is in a state of alert subsequent to the deadly terror attacks that killed and injured dozens of people,” local civil rights activist Fakhri Hussein told ARA News.

“Amid the large numbers of casualties, ambulances and private cars started transferring some of the injured to Hasakah city for treatment.”

In the meantime, the Kurdish forces blamed the radical group of the Islaimc State (ISIS) for Thursday’s attacks. However, the group has not claimed responsibility for the car bomb attacks yet.

Eyewitnesses said that rescue teams have pulled dozens of victims from the rabble subsequent to the explosions. It was not immediately clear how many people have died in the terror attacks.
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Terror Networks
US, allies conduct 23 strikes against Islamic State
[Ynet] The United States and its allies conducted 23 strikes against Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
in Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, the coalition leading the operations said in a statement on Thursday.

Twenty air strikes in Iraq near nine cities hit numerous tactical units linked to the hard boy group as well as fighting positions, vehicles, weapons caches and other targets, the Combined Joint Task Force said.

In Syria, three strikes near three cities also hit two tactical units, among other targets, the coalition statement said.
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#1  the coalition leading the operations said
Wonder if there are BDA and strategic goal reports as well as 'seat miles'?
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