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Five police conscripts killed in militant attack in Egypt's North Sinai
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [367 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wednesday Addams?
Posted by: Iblis || 10/02/2016 12:09 Comments || Top||

#2  They've always been around, else we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/02/2016 21:33 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Tension Reported Between Hizb-e-Islami, Jamiat-e-Islami In Badakhshan
Supporters of Hizb-e-Islami on Friday allegedly attacked supporters of the Jamiat-e-Islami party in Argo district of Badakhshan, leaving two dead and nine wounded, said Maulavi Hamidullah Muslim, a member of Badakhshan's provincial council and supporter of Jamiat-e-Islami.
The Afghan Jamaat is distinct from the Pak version. It is mainly Tadjik, and was headed by the assassinated legitimate president of Afghanistan, Barnhanuddin Rabbani. It was "inspired" by the Pak Jamaat, but lost its backing in favor of Hekmatyar's Hezb-i-Islami. Masood, Ismail Khan, and Atta Muhammad Noor were all adherents of the Jamiat.
"A number of men related to Hizb-e-Islami on Friday attacked supporters of the Jamiat-e-Islami party and killed two people who were shopkeepers and wounded nine other supporters of Jamiat-e-Islami. Then Akbari's men with his brother attacked on our house and that open fire on us," Muslim said.

However, members of Hizb-e-Islami in the province said the attack was not carried out by their supporters.
"Wudn't us."
Saifullah Akbari, a member of Hizb-e-Islami and the commander of public policing order in Argo, rejected the claims and said there was no animosity between the two groups in the area and that police had killed the two civilians.

But he said Hamidullah Muslim, along with his son, Saifullah Muslim a member of parliament had caused problems for Argo residents.

"Jamiat-e-Islami and Hizb-e-Islami do not have problems in Badakhshan. Muslim gathered the people and spoke to them over a loud speaker and then attacked the police headquarters. Police reacted to their move and a few people were killed and wounded," Akbari said.

"The parties do not have any problems. The clashes happened between irresponsible armed men and the commander of public uprising. After a few hours of firing, police managed to control the situation," said Zahid Mosadiq, district governor of Argo.

"Parties do not have problems in Badakhshan, but a number of irresponsible persons used their names. The situation is under control and we are trying to arrest the perpetrators," said Ghulam Sakhi Ghafoori, chief of Badakhshan police.

Argo is the biggest and the most secure district of Badakhshan – where Taliban are not active.

However, military analysts believe that both parties should call their supporters to order.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under:


Afghan 'friendly fire' on checkpost kills five soldiers: defence official
[DAWN] An Afghan air force strike killed five soldiers and a police officer in western Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, the latest in a series of so-called "friendly fire" incidents.

Afghan helicopters "mistakenly" bombed their own forces after calling in air support as they battled the Taliban in the Kensk area of Farah province late Friday, Dawlat Waziri, a defense ministry front man, said.

"Because of the wrong coordinates, helicopters bombed an Afghan forces' checkpoint that unfortunately left five soldiers and one coppers dead," he said.

"An investigation into the incident has been launched," he added.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [140 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
Car Bomb Kills Two in Mogadishu
At least two people were killed and five injured Saturday when a car loaded with explosives blew up near a restaurant in Mogadishu, a security official and witnesses said.

The car was parked in front of the Blue Sky restaurant, near a busy road close to the headquarters of the Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in a southern district of the city.

The blast was detonated remotely outside the restaurant, security forces spokesman Mohamed Dahir told AFP, adding that “information we have gotten so far indicates that two civilians were killed in the blast”.

Sources said the restaurant is frequented both by security personnel and civilians.

“I saw two dead bodies and five wounded, most of them civilians who were passing by the area,” added eyewitness Abdukadir Shilow. “There is chaos around the restaurant and Somali forces sealed off the road after the blast.”

There was no immediate claim of responsibility although immediate suspicion fell on the Al-Qaeda linked extremist group Shabaab, locked in battle against the Somali government and which regularly mounts attacks in the city.

Despite being driven out of the capital in 2011 by an African Union force deployed in 2007 the group still control vast swathes of outlying rural areas from which they launch guerrilla operations.

Somalia is due to hold a delayed presidential on October 30 as the country targets a long-awaited return to stability.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Nine Egyptian policemen hurt by Sinai roadside bomb; missing head found in Rafah
[IsraelTimes] Islamic State-linked group believed responsible for latest attack on security forces in turbulent peninsula

Police in the turbulent north of Egypt’s Sinai peninsula said nine coppers were maimed Saturday when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside kaboom planted by suspected 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....
hard boys.

A statement by local police said the attack took place outside the Gazoo Strip border town of Rafah.

Also Saturday, police said the severed head of a man who had been kidnapped by suspected Lions of Islam for his alleged cooperation with authorities turned up in Rafah.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Five police conscripts killed in militant attack in Egypt's North Sinai
[AlAhram] Five police conscripts were killed when gunnies held up their vehicle in Egypt's North Sinai city of Arish on Saturday evening, al-Ahram Arabic website reported.

Security sources told al-Ahram news website that gunnies ambushed the car transporting the conscripts to the Arish airport.

They released the driver and shot the conscripts, al-Ahram said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [368 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)


Arabia
Soddys continue air campaign in Taiz
[Asharq Al-Awsat] Taiz-The air campaign carried out by the Saudi-led Arab coalition continued zeroing in on coup militants located in Yemen’s Taiz.

Top Houthi commander Abu Nasr Alkhawlany along with eight of his companions had been reportedly killed by a recent coalition-staged raid on the coup’s pit in Alrawd village, located west of Taiz on Friday.

Arab coalition airstrikes mostly targeted reinforcement fighters and artillery warehouses belonging to Houthis and allied coup militias. Over ten militants were reportedly killed on Friday.

The operation in Taiz -Yemen’s third largest city- had cost grave losses among the ranks of the insurgency.

Howitzer ammunition, in addition to self-propelled anti-aircraft weapons found in Houthi depositories, were destroyed, eyewitnesses told Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper.

Fighters supporting ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh, allied with Iran-backed Houthis, had reported grave losses as well.

The Arab intervention led by Saudi Arabia backs pro-legitimacy forces, chiefly composed from the national army and supporting popular movements, in a civil conflict which pits Iran-backed Houthi militias staging a coup against the nationally elected government.

Rural areas in Hayfan and As Silw, both districts of Taiz, witnessed continued fighting between pro-legitimacy forces and anti-government combatants.

The Yemeni army and Popular Resistance Forces launched on Friday a major offensive against Houthi and Saleh sites in Taiz, southwest of the country.

The national army and popular resistance made advances on several fronts, and have been achieving great success, Yemeni security sources said.

Yemeni pro-government forces resumed military campaigns in coordination with the Arab coalition forces.

Political and economic war against Houthi-spurred chaos continues as Yemen’s President Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi sacked the head of the central bank and ordered that it be relocated to the southern city of Aden.

The move would ramp up pressure on Houthi rebels who had been reportedly squandering the national bank’s assets on war and armament.

Yemen’s limited oil revenues flow to the central bank. Hadi’s ordered relocation would therefore deprive the Houthis of a potential source for cash.

Hadi had been carrying out institutional reform and measures since his return to the nation’s temporary capital, Aden, from exile in Saudi Arabia–Houthi fighters had overrun Yemen’s primary capital, Sana’a.

Alternatively, authorities reported the death of a Saudi border guard by a Houthi-fired shell from Yemen.

Saudi Arabia’s Maj. Gen. Mansour al-Turki, in a statement, said that the attack took place on Thursday.

The shell landed in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan province, which borders Yemen. Cross-border fire has targeted Saudi security agents and civilians since the launch of the Arab intervention to salvage Yemen.
Posted by: badanov || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Houthis target UAE ship carrying aid
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Saudi-led Arab Coalition have dubbed attack by Yemeni militias on a UAE ship carrying aid Saturday in the Bab al-Mandab strait as a "dangerous indication."

The coalition said civilians onboard the ship were rescued.

Earlier, the Iran-backed 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 have claimed they hit a vessel on Saturday operated by the UAE military, which is part of the Arab Coalition fighting in support of Yemen’s government.

"Rockets targeted an Emirati warship as it approached the coast of Mokha," on the Red Sea, the Houthis said in a statement on their sabanews.net website.

"It was completely destroyed," they said.

In a statement published by the official WAM news agency, the UAE military said the boat was on a routine trip from Aden, further south, and that it had launched an investigation.

It said the boat was hired, but did not provide more details or say if the vessel was damaged.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [272 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  ...Oh, they targeted it all right. Targeted it right outta the water:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b0Rx1MyFpgQ&app=desktop

It gets better - this appears to be what they hit it with:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-802

The Pakis, the Norks, the Syrians, and - big surprise here - the Iranians got 'em. Interesting times.

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 10/02/2016 8:43 Comments || Top||

#2  thx for the links, Mike
Posted by: Frank G || 10/02/2016 12:58 Comments || Top||

#3  I have not seen diapers explode like that since my son discovered pistachios.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 10/02/2016 19:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Hey! That kinda rhymes in gross sorta way.
Posted by: Shipman || 10/02/2016 21:35 Comments || Top||


Last Houthi stronghold in Jawf liberated
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Yemen’s national army and the pro-government Popular Resistance Committees have liberated on Saturday al-Gail village in the northern governorate of al-Jawf, the last key stronghold for the Iran-backed 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 and their allied forces loyal to the deposed 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...
, the Yemeni official news agency quoted a military source as saying.

"The national army and resistance fighters, backed by the [Saudi-led] Arab Coalition’s jet fighters, launched an offensive on Saturday morning on the sites of the Houthi militia in al-Gail, in which they liberated the village," the military source said.

He added that scores of Houthi militias were killed and maimed, while dozens escaped the battlefield.

Citing military sources, Agence La Belle France-Presse said the festivities, which saw the pro-government forces recapturing large parts of Ghail, killed 11 militias and five government loyalists.

Jawf is on the border with Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in the Soddy national face...
and is mostly controlled by loyalist forces.

In the Bab al-Mandab region itself, fighting on Saturday killed three loyalists and maimed 17, other military sources said.

The festivities took place in the mountainous Kahbub area overlooking the strait. Five rebels were also killed, the loyalist military sources said.

AFP could not verify the rebel toll from independent sources, and the turbans rarely acknowledge their losses.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, the pilot and the copilot had both hit the silk.

Jack! Cynthia exclaimed. Do you know how to drive one of these things?

Jack wiped some of the blood from his knuckles.

No, he said. Do you?...

the Saudi-led Arab Coalition have dubbed attack by the Houthis on a UAE ship carrying aid Saturday in the Bab al-Mandab strait as a "dangerous indication." The coalition said civilians onboard the ship were rescued.

Loyalist forces recaptured Perim island in the Bab al-Mandab strait in October last year, gaining a foothold on the strategic shipping lane which connects the Suez Canal and Red Sea with the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.

But the militias still control some of the heights which overlook the strait from the mainland, where there has been fierce fighting in recent days.

Military sources in 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...
told AFP that the militias shelled a loyalist military camp in the Bab al-Mandab area on Saturday.

Meanwhile,
...back at the dirigible, the pilot and the copilot had both hit the silk.

Jack! Cynthia exclaimed. Do you know how to drive one of these things?

Jack wiped some of the blood from his knuckles.

No, he said. Do you?...

a jacket wallah targeted a residential area in Yemen's port city of Aden on Saturday, killing at least one civilian and wounding others.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [208 views] Top|| File under: Houthis


Europe
European migrant colonist adventures
From Breitbart:
Drunken Migrants Riot in ‘Refugee’ Centre, Beat Staff, Loot Office
1 Oct 2016
Drunken migrants in a refugee shelter in Germany have rioted, smashing doors and property as well as robbing, attacking and injuring security staff.

Native Swedes Near Full Employment — While Migrant Unemployment Soars
1 Oct 2016
Unemployment among native-born Swedish citizens is approaching three per cent — the point which economists consider to be full employment, while migrant unemployment remains high. Calling the situation in Sweden “very polarised”, the national employment service has revealed new statistics which

Former Mayor Suing Townspeople For Failing to Welcome Migrants
1 Oct 2016
Jean-Jacques Lacoste is suing residents of the town he once served as mayor for “incitement to racial hatred” after spotting posters complaining that the resettlement of migrants squatting in Calais to the commune will bring crime and antisocial behaviour. The

Vienna: ‘Allah Akbar’ Car Ram-Raid Copycat Attack
1 Oct 2016
VIENNA, Austria — A Turkish Muslim with known terror connections reportedly attempted to recreate last year’s car attack in Graz (pictured above) in an action that occurred just hours after a court found the Bosnian perpetrator guilty of those killings.

Town Mayor Beaten Unconscious By Locals After Announcing Plan To Welcome Migrants
1 Oct 2016
The mayor of a small German town has been assaulted and beaten unconscious after receiving threats because he planned to settle migrants in the area.

Germany’s Merkel Now Says She Will NOT Change Migrant Policy
1 Oct 2016
BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Saturday that she had not reversed course on her policy on migrants, two weeks after she said she wished she could turn back the clock to better prepare Germany for last year’s influx.

Migrants Bringing Rare Diseases Strain Health Service
30 Sep 2016
Incoming migrants are bringing with them diseases that have long been eradicated in Germany and are putting the medical system under extreme stress.

Man Hit By Tram During Mass Migrant Brawl
30 Sep 2016
During a mass brawl in the Austrian capital of Vienna between migrants from Chechnya and Turkey a passerby was pushed into the path of an oncoming tram.

Police clash with migrants and protesters outside Jungle camp

[AlAhram] French police fired tear gas and water cannon at migrants colonists and protesters who gathered in defiance of a ban on Saturday outside the shanty town near Calais known as "the Jungle", local authorities said. About 200 migrants colonists and some 50 protesters assembled under a bridge to protest against living conditions in the nearby camp that President Francois Hollande
...the Socialist president of La Belle France, an economic bad joke for la Belle France but seemingly a foreign policy realist...
has vowed to close by the end of the year. Police clashed with migrants colonists as they pushed them back to the camp while activists threw stones at the security forces.

Another 150 protesters who left Gay Paree on Saturday aboard four coaches were blocked by police at a toll road about 30 miles (48 km) short of the northern port.

Thousands of migrants colonists fleeing war and poverty, from Afghanistan to Syria, have converged on Calais over the past two years. Many attempt to sneak onto trains using the Channel Tunnel or lorries heading to Britannia, where they hope to settle. The presence of the migrants colonists has led to tension with some residents and a permanent police deployment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2016 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Elon Musk has a plan, maybe some mutual goals can be achieved
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 10/02/2016 1:16 Comments || Top||

#2  The "migrants" don't seem intent on assimilating.

I wonder why?
Posted by: Crusader || 10/02/2016 1:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Like i said at the time, she was lying.
Posted by: Tarzan Slailet2796 || 10/02/2016 9:50 Comments || Top||


French attack threat: 15-year-old student charged
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A 15-year-old high school student was charged and held Friday on suspicion of wanting to commit a terror attack directed by a notorious Syria-based French bad boy, a judicial source said.

The teenager was charged over criminal associations with a terrorist group, the source said.

The minor had been in contact using Telegram - the encrypted messaging app popular among French bully boyz - with Rachid Kassim,
...who has 317 followers on his account, so we should be hearing much more of the popular gentleman-jihadi...
a French jihadist based in the areas of Syria and Iraq held by the ISIS.
y
The adolescent, who was not previously known to intelligence services, was taken in for questioning early Wednesday from his parents house in Domont and held in police custody for 48 hours before appearing before the court Friday morning.

"There was a suspicion he was going to commit an act," said one source close to the investigation, adding that the minor had said while in jug that he had abandoned the plan.

In the last few weeks, around ten adolescents have been held as the authorities scramble to tamp down home-grown bad boy violence that is increasingly drawing in teens.

Kassim, a 29-year-old former social worker from the Loire valley who has appeared in several IS propaganda videos, is believed to have been a key influence on many of the youths.

The 15-year-old charged Friday was "very active on the Telegram messenger, where he liked two stations that broadcast bad boy propaganda", said a source close to the enquiry.

He was also in contact, using the encrypted messaging service, with another teenager - himself in touch with Kassim - who was tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
September 14 in Gay Paree on suspicion of wanting to commit a violent attack.

Islamic bandidos murderous Moslems have targeted La Belle France repeatedly in the last two years.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said the terror threat was at a "maximum" and that the authorities were foiling attacks and smashing jihadist networks "every day".

Valls said that around 15,000 people were known to police in La Belle France as having been radicalised, up from a previous estimate of 10,000.

Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


The Grand Turk
Turkey gags 20 radio & TV channels; jails record number of press workers
[DAWN] The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
has ordered closure of 20 television and radio stations, including one that airs children’s programmes, on charges they spread "terrorist propaganda", adding to fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media.

President Tayyip Erdogan has said he wants a three-month state of emergency, imposed after a failed coup attempt in July, to be prolonged past October so authorities can eradicate the threat posed by a religious movement blamed for the attempt, as well as Kurdish faceless myrmidons who have waged a 32-year insurgency.

The banned channels are owned or operated by Kurds or the Alevi religious minority, according to Hamza Aktan, news editor at IMC TV, a news broadcaster slated for closure. He cited a copy of the decision obtained by his channel, which was based on powers given the government in a decree issued in July.

"This has nothing to do with the coup. It is an effort to silence the last independent media covering the Kurdish issue and violations committed by the state," Aktan said.

IMC has aired reports looking at security forces’ conduct during 14 months of military operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) that has killed thousands.

Among the 12 shuttered television channels are Govend TV, which plays folk music, and Zarok TV, which airs Kurdish-language children’s cartoons. The decision also shut 11 radio stations for harming national security, Aktan said.

"Turkey is targeting a wide swath of cultural and political expression by shuttering minority broadcasters," Robert Mahoney of the Committee to Protect Journalists said. "When the government sees even children’s programming as a threat to national security, it is clearly abusing its emergency powers."

RULE BY DECREE: An official at the Radio and Television Supreme Council, the state watchdog, confirmed 20 stations were being closed.

Erdogan argues the state of emergency is helping authorities swiftly root out supporters of the military uprising by bypassing parliament to enact laws and suspend rights.

Turkey blames US-based Moslem preacher Fethullah Gulen
... a Turkish preacher living in Pennsylvania whom the current govt of Turkey considers responsible for all the ills afflicting Turkey and possibly the entire world...
for criminal masterminding the coup in which 240 soldiers, police and non-combatants were killed trying to stop rogue troops who had commandeered fighter jets and tanks to bomb parliament and shoot protesters. Another 100 people behind the putsch were killed.

Some 100,000 state employees suspected of links with the Gulen movement have been purged, and 32,000 people are in jail for their alleged role in the coup. Gulen denies involvement.

Authorities have also targeted the media, arresting dozens of members of the press to make Turkey the world’s biggest jailer of journalists and shutting down scores of media outlets.

Aktan and other IMC staff continued airing segments on Friday while waiting for police to arrive at their offices. Other stations on the closure list were raided and sealed off on Thursday, newspapers and CPJ said.

IMC, founded in 2011, has faced other punitive measures. In February, its satellite feed was cut while prosecutors investigate if it supports the PKK.

Aktan denied any links between IMC and the holy warriors, citing the channel’s principles of objectivity.

Turkey Detains 15 University Staff in Latest Post-Coup Raids

[AnNahar] Turkish authorities on Saturday detained 15 staff from one of the country's oldest universities in the latest raids against suspects allegedly linked to the failed July 15 coup. Those detained were rounded up following arrest warrants for 23 staff at the Ege University based in the Aegean city of Izmir, the state-run Anadolu news agency said.

Some are also accused of using a secret messaging system called Bylock which The Sick Man of Europe Turkey says was devised by the coup plotters to share secret messages.

Eight suspects remain on the lam. Some of those detained include professors, the Dogan news agency said. Ege University is the fourth largest in Turkey.
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  There should be (but...isn't?) pressure to make sure that Turkey is NEVER admitted to the EU.
Posted by: Crusader || 10/02/2016 1:48 Comments || Top||

#2  fears that emergency rule is being used to stifle the media.

It's OK if he jails police, mililtary, clerks, academics, ....but don't go after the Media, dammit
Posted by: Frank G || 10/02/2016 13:03 Comments || Top||

#3  There should be (but...isn't?) pressure to make sure that Turkey is NEVER admitted to the EU.

The plan was to stall indefinitely, while Turkey endlessly modified its behaviour to meet moving European goalposts. It worked for half a century.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2016 13:59 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Fresno veteran says terrorist crashed into him at 100 mph
[KMPH-KFRE] A Fresno man believes he was the victim of a terrorist attack, right here on the roadways in Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,.
We have no separate category for dipsy doodles.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome usually involves a known wolf who turns out to to be connected and to have spent a good deal of time preparing...
Now, he wants the guy who he says attacked him off the streets so he doesn’t hurt anyone else.

Scott Alcala was driving to San Jose to play golf with his father, when he says he was hit by another car.

Witnesses say a car going extremely fast swerved into Alcala, causing him to fish tail and cross into oncoming traffic.

Alcala said, "I saw the suburban coming right at me about to T-bone right into the driver door and I thought that was it. A second later I turned my head and just smashed into the barrier."
Posted by: Fred || 10/02/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [187 views] Top|| File under:

#1  With the name of Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin, the other driver was clearly Amish.
Posted by: Canuckistan sniper || 10/02/2016 11:01 Comments || Top||

#2  The Daily Mail adds:

Fakhraldin was not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol, the police report found.

While Alcala hopes Fakhraldin will be kept off the streets for good, the California Highway Patrol told FOX he was no longer in custody.

It remains unclear whether Fakhraldin will be facing any charges, but the FBI has gotten involved in the incident.


Photos of Mr. Alcala and the car, but oddly enough none of Mr. Ameer Abbaf Fakhraldin.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/02/2016 12:57 Comments || Top||

#3  "...but the weasels have FBI has gotten involved in the incident."

Somehow, that statement doesn't engender the same impramature as, say, 4 July, 2016.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 10/02/2016 14:49 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Pakistani, Indian troops exchange fire across Line of Control
[DAWN] Pak and Indian troops exchanged fire across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Bhimber sector early Saturday, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.

"Pak troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing which started at 0400 and continued till 0800 at LoC in Bhimber sector," said the ISPR.

The ISPR did not say whether there were any casualties on either sides.

In 2003, Pakistain and India reached a landmark agreement to maintain ceasefire along the LoC. However,
it's easy to be generous with someone else's money...
many violations have occurred since.

Sound byte: ’Nothing new about LoC violations’

The fresh exchange of fire comes two days after India claimed to have carried out surgical strikes on "terror launch pads along the LoC" in Pakistain, raising the already heightened tensions between the two countries. The Pak military swiftly rubbished these claims, saying its two soldiers died in cross-border firing by Indian troops.

It later emerged that an Indian soldier was captured by the Pakistain army, while Indian soldiers were also killed in a "befitting response" by Pak troops.

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BHIMBAR: Today, Indian forces again resorted to unprovoked firing across the Line of Control (LoC) inside Pakistani territory.

ISPR said Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian unprovoked firing, which started at 4:00 AM and continued till 8:00 AM at LoC in Bhimber sector.

Two Pakistani soldiers were killed on Thursday when Indian forces resorted to unprovoked firing across the LoC.

The ISPR did not state whether there were any casualties on either sides.

This incident of cross-border firing comes as tensions boil between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir issue.
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Iraq
Iraqi reinforcements pour into Ninevah
(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – Al-Hashd al-Shaabi Command revealed on Saturday that extra US soldiers, in addition to Apache and Chinook aircraft arrived at Ayn al-Asad base, west of Anbar, in preparation for the liberation battle of Mosul.

The Intelligence Director of al-Somoud brigade, Captain Nazim al-Jaghifi, said in a press statement, “This morning, extra US military troops arrived at Ayn al-Asad base in Baghdadi vicinity, along with a drone that will be used for reconnaissance and bombing.”

“The air base also witnessed the opening of a runway for the drone, as well as receiving additional Apache and Chinook aircraft, in preparation for Mosul offensive in the coming few days.” Jaghifi explained.

A US newspaper revealed that Washington is seeking to reinforce its troops at Ayn al-Asad base, west of Ramadi, and pointed out that the highest number of air strikes were conducted on Anbar during the last three months. However, the focus will shift from Anbar to Mosul in the coming period, in order to prepare for the liberation battle of the city.
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Anbar Antics


Iraqi forces capture San'aa

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Anbar Operations Command on Saturday announced liberating an area in northern Ramadi from the Islamic State group’s control, and raised the Iraqi flag over its buildings.

The commander of Anbar Operations Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi said in a press statement, “Joint security forces from the army, police and tribal fighters managed, this morning, to liberate al-San’a area in Ramadi axis.”

“The battles resulted in the destruction of ten rockets launchers, as well as seizing an explosives factory and four mortar cannons,” Mahalawi explained.

“The security forces are exercising great efforts to search civilans’ houses and dismantle improvised explosive devices and booby-trapped buildings in the liberated area of al-San’a, in order to advance toward other areas in Ramadi Island to liberate it from the ISIS grip,” Mahalawi added.

It is worth to mention that the security forces managed to liberate the majority of cities in Anbar, including Ramadi, Fallujah, Rutba and Heet.

Dozens of ISIS troops die as Iraqi forces capture Albu Rathe

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Al-Hashed al-Shaabi Command announced on Saturday that the security forces liberated Albu Rathe’ area, in northern Ramadi, from the ISIS control, and emphasized the killing of dozens of the ISIS militants.

The tribal fighters’ leader of the northern axis of Ramadi, Sheikh Gassan al-Eithawi, said in a press statement, “Security forces from the army and the 10th brigade, backed by the tribal fighters managed, at noon today, to liberate Albu Rathe’ area, which is located between the islands of Albu Diab and Albi Ali al-Jassim, north of Ramadi, from the ISIS control.”

“Dozens of ISIS members were killed during the battles,” Eithawi added. “Military troops managed to destruct four booby-trapped vehicles and a mortar detachment, in addition to destroying three tunnels in Albu Rathee area, in northern Ramadi,” Eithawi explained.

Eithawi also said, “The security forces achieved a notable progress in the liberation battles of Ramadi Island, and now they are advancing to liberate the remaining areas including Albu Ali al-Jassim, Albu Assaf and other villages.

Iraqi forces capture 3 areas in Albu Ali al-Jassim

(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – On Saturday, Anbar Operations Command announced liberating three areas in the island of Albu Ali al-Jassim, in northern Ramadi, from the ISIS grip.

The commander of Anbar Operations, Major General Ismail al-Mahalawi, said, “Iraqi security force managed, at after noon today, to free the areas of Albu Shamlon, al-Salam police station and al-Iman mosque in the island of Albu Ali al-Jassim, in northern Ramadi.”

“Dozens of the ISIS militants were killed during the battle,” Mahalawi explained. “The security forces are advancing significantly into the remaining areas of Albu Ali al-Jassim to fully liberate it from the ISIS group in the few coming hours,” Mahalawi added.

Mahalawi further added, “ISIS resistance was very week, where no violent confrontations or clashes were recorded during the liberation battle.”

Iraqi forces mass forces for Heet operation
Yes, dear reader, the Iraqis have claimed to have liberated Heet before. That's why it's called Islamic Whack-a-mole
(IraqiNews.com) Anbar – Heet District Council declared on Saturday that the joint security forces called the people of Heet, west of Ramadi, to evacuate the district in preparation to liberate it from the grip of the Islamic State group.

The Head of Heet District Council, Mohamed Mohanad al-Hiti, said in a press statement, “The joint security forces called the people of Hayy al-Bakr area and the Euphrates vicinity in Heet district, via speakers and leaflets, to evacuate their houses and areas immediately in preparation to liberate the district from the ISIS control.”

“The joint security forces are now preparing to storm into the areas of Heet Island from several axes, and securing safe havens for the civilians,” Hiti added.

It is worth to mention that the security forces were able to liberate the majority of cities of Anbar, including Ramadi, Fallujah and Rutba.
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Olde Tyme Religion
Breitbart: Jihad briefs
Britain: Muslim Rape Gang Leader Loses Appeal Claiming All-White Jury Part of Anti-Islam Plot
30 Sep 2016
The leader of a notorious Muslim grooming gang, who preyed on girls as young as 13, has lost a bid to have his convictions overturned after arguing the jury was part of a vast anti-Muslim conspiracy.

With Ongoing Muslim Attacks, Priests Becoming ‘Endangered Species’ in Nigeria
30 Sep 2016
After the latest spate of abductions and killings of clergy by Muslims, Nigerian Church officials are wondering aloud whether priests are becoming an “endangered species” in the African country.

Facebook Restores Pages Linked to Pakistan’s Extremist Jamaat-e-Islami Party
29 Sep 2016
Facebook has restored the official page of Pakistan’s extremists-linked Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI), nearly a day after it was removed allegedly for featuring a picture of a rebel commander in Kashmir killed by the Indian military.

Armed Police Now Guarding Canterbury Cathedral after French Priest Attack
29 Sep 2016
Police officers carrying semi-automatic weapons are now guarding one of the most sacred Christian sites in Britain following the martyrdom of a Catholic priest at the hands of jihadists in France two months ago. Armed police have been spotted at

‘Desperate Publicity Junkie’ Rapper Releases ISIS-Linked Video Demanding Decapitation of Nigel Farage
29 Sep 2016
A music video uploaded to YouTube early on Thursday calls for the decapitation of former UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage. The video features Islamic State propaganda as well as Black Panthers and Nation of Islam imagery, and was created

Shireen Qudosi: ‘To Say That Islam Is Just Peace Is a Complete Farce’
29 Sep 2016
Shireen Qudosi, a Muslim reform activist and senior contributor at CounterJihad.com, talked to Breitbart News Daily Sirius XM host Alex Marlow about her article at The Hill, “Islam Is a Religion of Peace and War – And It’s Not Bigotry to Acknowledge It.”

Muslim Reformer: Muhammad Would Have Been Viewed as ‘Violent Terrorist’
29 Sep 2016
Writing for The Hill, self-described Muslim Reformer Shireen Qudosi has called on Muslims to acknowledge the bloody beginnings of Islam as a path to purifying the faith.

Chicago-Based Convicted Lone Wolf Terrorist Wants Early Release to Attend College Classes
28 Sep 2016
The Chicago-based lone wolf Muslim terrorist who was convicted of conniving to blow up a busload of U.S. soldiers has sent a letter to a federal judge asking for early release so he can go to college, reports reveal.

Jersey Jihadi Rahami’s Mother, Brother Detained in Afghanistan
28 Sep 2016
Mohammad Rahami, father of New Jersey jihadist Ahmed Khan Rahami, has told ABC News that his wife and another son have been detained in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and flown back to their native Afghanistan, where they are currently detained.
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#1  Is this where we're supposed to express surprise that followers of *Islam* seem to be problematic?
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#2  gotta get my eyes checked: saw 'grooming,' thought 'chooming.'
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Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Turkish army destroys 10 ISIL targets in Syria
The Turkish military said on Oct. 1 that it destroyed over 10 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets in northern Syria with artillery and tank fire.

In a statement, the army said targets in the Uvaysiyah, Cubban and Tal-Atiyah regions were hit by dozens of rounds from howitzers, rocket launchers and tanks. Almost 1,580 targets have been destroyed by over 6,000 rounds fired by Turkish Fırtına howitzers since the beginning of Operation Euphrates Shield in northern Syria, the statement added.

Meanwhile, one ISIL militant was "neutralized" and two vehicles were destroyed during two air operations carried out by coalition forces in the Titanah region.

Three Free Syrian Army fighters were killed while seven others injured in the clashes on Oct. 1.
A total of 107 residential areas in 925 square kilometers of northern Syria has been cleared of terrorists since the beginning of the operation, according to the statement.
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Syrian regime forces report attacks against Islamist groups in different parts, claim many killed
[RUDAW.NET] The Syrian army and air force launched attacks against Islamist groups in Deir Ezzor, Daraa and Hama on Saturday, killing "tens of terrorists," wounding many and wiping out 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....
(ISIS) bully boyz altogether from Deir Ezzor’s southwest, the SANA news agency reported.

In Deir Ezzor, "an army unit carried out on Saturday an operation against ISIS terrorists’ gatherings and fortifications in Um Abboud hill, establishing complete control over it after killing dozens of the terrorists," state-run SANA said. The offensive eliminated "the last gathering of ISIS bully boyz there," the report claimed.

The agency also reported festivities with ISIS in two Deir Ezzor neighborhoods in which regime forces inflicted "heavy losses upon the terrorists."

"Later, army artillery shells were fired on a gathering of vehicles for ISIS bully boyz in the farms near the Panorama area on the southwestern outskirts of Deir Ezzor city. Five vehicles equipped with machine guns were destroyed and a number of bad boyz were potted as a result of the operation," SANA said.

In the southern and eastern countryside of Idlib province, the air force targeted the Jaish al-Fateh Islamist group, "killing a number of its members," SANA said, citing an unidentified source.

In the city of Daraa in the south, an army unit targeted the Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
Islamist group, SANA said, "leaving many of its members dead or injured, while their fortifications were destroyed."

"A gathering of ISIS bully boyz was also targeted in al-Qasr village, 40 km east of Sweida city, where many of them were killed or injured," according to SANA.
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Barrel bombs hit largest hospital in rebel-held Aleppo
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least two barrel bombs hit the largest hospital in the rebel-held side of Syria’s Aleppo city on Saturday, the medical organization that supports it said.

The facility, known as M10, had already been hit by heavy bombardment on Wednesday along with the second-largest hospital in the area in what UN chief the ephemeral Ban Ki-moon denounced as "war crimes."

"Two barrel bombs hit the M10 hospital and there were reports of a cluster bomb as well," Adham Sahloul of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS) said of Saturday’s attack.

Both facilities were put out of service by Wednesday’s bombardment, leaving only six operational hospitals in the eastern parts of the city, according to SAMS.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based monitoring group, said air strikes also hit a smaller field hospital in the Sakhur neighborhood on Saturday.

"One person was killed and the field hospital is out of service," said Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman.

He was not able to immediately confirm if the victim was a patient at the facility or a member of staff.

The recent bombardment of Aleppo has been some of the worst in Syria’s five-year civil war, leaving more than 220 people dead and turning residential buildings into heaps of rubble.

The World Health Organization has called Syria the most dangerous place in the world for health workers.

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Terror Networks
The Beatings Will Continue: Iraqi Edition


3 ISIS Bad Guys gunned down in Sharqat

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – Iraqi media outlets reported on Saturday that three members of the Islamic State group (lSIS) were killed in an armed attack by unidentified gunmen in eastern Sharqat, north of Tikrit.

According to Al Mada website, “Unidentified gunmen shot three ISIS members, at late hour yesterday, in al-Salman village in the left coast of Sharqat district, killing them immediately.”

“The armed men managed to escape to an unknown destination after the shooting,” Al Mada added.

Noteworthy, Joint Operations Command announced in 22 September 2016, that the security forces fully liberted Sharqat district, and raised the Iraqi flag over its governmental buildings.

ISIS executes woman in Tikrit

(IraqiNews.com) Salahuddin – The ISIS members on Saturday executed a woman by firing squad for trying to flee from the areas controlled by the group in Sharqat district, north of Tikrit, Al Mada website reported.

The Iraqi website stated, “At late hour yesterday, the ISIS members captured a woman, while trying to flee from Albu Fahed village in the left coast of Sharqat district, which is under the control of ISIS, to the areas secured by the security forces in the right coast of the district.”

“The ISIS members executed the woman by firing squad in front of her children, on charges of leaving the land of caliphate and collaborating with the security forces and al-Hashed al-Shaabi,” Al Mada added.

ISIS kidnaps 17 near Kirkuk

(IraqiNews.com) Kirkuk – ISIS militants kidnapped 17 civilians on Saturday for attempting to flee areas controlled by the terrorist organization southwest the province of Kirkuk, Al-Sumaria News reported.

The news website mentioned that militants belong to ISIS kidnapped the civilians reside in Hawija district, 55 kilometers southwest the province of Kirkuk and north of Baghdad, on charge of fleeing the so-called Caliphate.

The kidnapping took place after ISIS militants, lying in ambush, waited for the civilians to flee the area under the control of the terrorist group.

Hawija district has a population of around 450 thousand, about 98 percent of them Sunni Arabs and the rest is mostly Sunni Turkmens.

Al-Sumaria News explained that the exact location of the kidnapping was in area between Riyadh area located 35 kilometers southwest of Kirkuk and confrontation lines of Peshmerga forces.

Hawija district and surrounding areas of Rashad, Riyadh, Abbasi and Zab have been in the grip of the extremist group since June 2014.

ISIS plagued by graffiti in Mosul

(IraqiNews.com) Nineveh – On Saturday members of the terrorist group ISIS closed entrances of al-Hajar district which is located to the south of Mosul and started inspecting areas within the district in response to the rapid spread or Popular Resistance graffiti that have been tagged on the walls of buildings and houses.

Iraqi media outlets reported that the terrorist group deployed dozens of its vehicles and militants in al-Hajar district to inspect homes and check on the identity of civilians.

Al-Sumaria News reported that the Arabic letter ‘M’, which is the initial of Mokawama Shabia (Popular Resistance), raised the ire of ISIS members and provoked them to sweep through the district to root out suspected Popular Resistance sympathizers.

The city of Mosul is suffering from a major security and humanitarian crises as ISIS seeks to impose its extreme Islamist vision on all aspects of life.

Iraqi government security forces are currently preparing to launch military operations to liberate the city that has been under the control of ISIS since June 2014.
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