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Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE sever ties to Qatar over 'terrorism'
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Just my opinion
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [556 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is this how liberals feel good?
Posted by: gorb || 06/05/2017 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  gorb, Cargo Cult Rituals are always more effective than Action. And you can drop by Starbucks on the way home happy that all is taken care of... (do I have to add /sarc?)
Posted by: magpie || 06/05/2017 0:58 Comments || Top||

#3  No. If it's not sarcasm then you need to tag it, though.
Posted by: gorb || 06/05/2017 1:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Words of Power, Phlogiston, that sort of thing, just the ticket.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 2:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Little more than shrines to islam. End it! Take the flower money and donate it to Christian charity or a victim's family fund.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2017 4:35 Comments || Top||

#6  My feeeeeeelings....
Posted by: M. Murcek || 06/05/2017 8:22 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: Vast Right Wing Conspiracy || 06/05/2017 9:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Flowers, cards, baloons, teddy bears & similar junk are nice but if you really wanna feel good after a terror attack this is the way to go...

And it really helps if you have Justin Bieber there to tell all the little girls to fight hate with love.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2017 11:30 Comments || Top||

#9  When is Arianna going to just give up the fake pony tail and find a cut that suits her? I mean she's only worn that SINGLE style for a half dozen years and its quite apparent that its an aftermarket part rather than real hair?
Posted by: Crusader || 06/05/2017 14:12 Comments || Top||

#10  The left is very much about appearances and words and not actual action. That's what the Paris Climate was all about, and all the tree hugging lefties who say the right things but then fly jets across the world and back for flimsy reasons. Why should the reaction to terrorism be different?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/05/2017 14:45 Comments || Top||

#11  In London, the solace of silence:
No gunshots or choppers or sirens...
Just hissing muezzins
Whose menacing presence
Incessantly promises violence.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/05/2017 23:39 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Taliban’s shadow deputy governor and 10 militants killed in Kapisa
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The shadow deputy governor of the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
group for northeastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan has been killed during an operation of the Afghan Special Forces, the Afghan army said Sunday.

According to 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan National Army in the East, Mawlavi Dost Mohammad was killed during an operation conducted by the commando forces of the Afghan National Army.

At least ten murderous Moslems belonging to the Taliban group were also killed during the operation, the 201st Silab Corps said, adding that the operation was conducted in Khamir Daran area located between Kohi Safi and Tagab districts.

Kapisa has been among the relatively calm provinces in northeastern parts of the country but the security situation in some remote parts of the province has started to deteriorate during the recent years.

This comes as the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) personnel have stepped up counter-terrorism operations to suppress the insurgency activities of the murderous Moslems.

The murderous Moslems activities mainly led by the Taliban group have been rampant since the group announced its offensive last month and vowed to carry out more attacks across the country.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [238 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Shadow governor for certain now.
Posted by: Steven || 06/05/2017 3:39 Comments || Top||


Remaining suicide bomber, 12 terrorists arrested after Kabul funeral bombing
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] The Afghan intelligence operatives have tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
a remaining jacket wallah and twelve other Lions of Islam in connection to the deadly suicide kaboom targeting the funeral in Kabul on Saturday.

The Afghan intelligence, National Directorate of Security
...the Afghan national intel agency...
(NDS), in a statement said the operatives o the directorate have made the arrests following the attack on Mohammad Salim Izadyar’s funeral and burial ceremony.

A group of at least three suicide bombers who had disguised themselves as funeral participants detonated their explosives among the prayer participants, leaving scores of people dead or maimed.

The Ministry of Interior confirmed 6 people were killed and 87 others were maimed in the coordinated kabooms targeting the burial ceremony of Mohammad Salim Izadyar.

The funeral was organized for Mohammad Salim Izadyar, the son of the first deputy house speaker of the Afghan Senate House, Meshrano Jirga.

Salim Izadyar died after sustaining injuries during the violent protests organized in Kabul following the deadly Kabul bombing that had left 90 dead on Wednesday.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [236 views] Top|| File under: Haqqani Network

#1  Took them a while after Manchester.
Here they snagged a baker's dozen just the next day. Maybe they had a talker.

I think the definitive op phrase is 'under observation but no active deterrence'.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2017 0:49 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Two Govt officials escape IED bombs in Mogadishu
[SHABELLENEWS] Two Somali government officials have narrowly survived liquidation attempts in the capital Mogadishu on Saturday, Police and Witnesses said.

One soldier was reported to have died in a land mine blast targeted a vehicle carrying the head of taxation department of Dharkenley district administration Ali Mohamud Jimale.

The second blast struck a car belonging to Ali Waqoyi, an official working for the Ministry of Finance in Kawo-Godey area of Wadajir district. The officer escaped the attempt on his life.

No group has grabbed credit for the kabooms in Mogadishu, but, such attacks are attributed to Al shabaab who are fighting to topple the UN-backed Somali government.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)


Foreign fighter jets target Al-shabab camp in Somalia
[SHABELLENEWS] Warplanes thought to be belonging United States military have launched an Arclight airstrike against Al shabaab forces of Evil at a camp in Southern Somalia on Saturday night, residents said.

The fighter jets dropped foreign forces in Welmarow, an Al shabaab bastion located about 65Km away from Jilib district in Middle Jubba region, and engaged shootout with murderous Moslems.

The sides have unchanged heavy and small weaponry during the confrontation. There was no immediate confirmation of any casualties.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

#1  "Fighter jets dropped foreign forces"?
Posted by: Pappy || 06/05/2017 12:10 Comments || Top||

#2  They also clever enough to unchange heavy and small weapondry.

Posted by: Shipman || 06/05/2017 13:05 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Children strapped with explosives kill nine in north Cameroon
Two children carrying explosives blew themselves up on Friday near a camp in northern Cameroon housing civilians displaced by Nigeria's Boko Haram militants, killing nine people and wounding 30, officials said.

They entered the town of Kolofata, around 10 km (6 miles) from the border with Nigeria, before dawn, posing as refugees looking for food before the start of the daytime fast for Ramadan.

"Two suicide bomber adolescents aged between 10 and 15 years infiltrated the town of Kolofata," Communications Minister Issa Tchiroma Bakary told state radio, adding that both had detonated their explosives.

"The death toll is 1l, including the two suicide bombers, and 30 wounded, of which 10 are seriously wounded," he added.

A local government official said the 10 gravely wounded had been transported to a hospital in a nearby town.

"It was unbearable. People were screaming. Others were moaning. It was total horror," said a policeman present at the scene of the bombing.

Northern Cameroon has in recent years suffered from the overflow of violence linked to Nigeria's Boko Haram Islamist insurgents. Nigerian refugees have flooded across the border and local residents have been forced to flee their homes.

Boko Haram launches frequent cross-border raids in its bid to carve out an Islamic caliphate. Its eight-year insurgency has killed more than 20,000 people in the Lake Chad region and, according to the latest U.N. refugee agency figures, displaced 2.7 million.

The agency said on Friday it was "stepping up its response as large numbers of refugees return from Cameroon to north-eastern Nigeria," including some 12,000 in May, often returning home to very harsh, unsanitary conditions.

Villages and towns in the area have regularly been targeted by bombers. The officials said that Friday's bombing came a day after two young girls detonated their explosives in the nearby village of Djakana, killing themselves and lightly injuring two members of a local civilian self-defence force.

Kolofata has repeatedly been struck in the past, including one attack that killed nine people in September 2015. Nigeria's army has retaken much of the territory once occupied by Boko Haram, and a military coalition of regional neighbours has helped fight the Islamist insurgents across the borders in Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

The Cameroonian government has deployed thousands of soldiers, including elite units, to the Far North region.
Posted by: gorb || 06/05/2017 01:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under:


Arabia
Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE sever ties to Qatar over 'terrorism'
[DAWN] 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...
, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain severed their ties with Qatar
...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates...
on Monday, accusing the wealthy Gulf Arab state of supporting terrorism.

The coordinated move dramatically escalates a simmering dispute over Qatar's support of the Moslem Brüderbund, the world's oldest Islamist movement, and adds accusations that Doha even backs the agenda of regional arch-rival Iran.

The three Gulf states announced the closure of transport ties with Qatar and gave Qatari visitors and residents two weeks to leave their countries.

Saudi Arabia accused Qatar of backing bully boy groups and spreading their violent ideology, in an apparent reference to its influential state-owned satellite channel al Jazeera.

"(Qatar) embraces multiple terrorist and sectarian groups aimed at disturbing stability in the region, including the Moslem Brüderbund, ISIS (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....
) and al-Qaeda, and promotes the message and schemes of these groups through their media constantly," state news agency SPA said.

The statement went on to accuse Qatar of supporting what it described as Iranian-backed forces of Evil in its restive and largely Shi'ite Moslem-populated Eastern region of Qatif and in Bahrain.

Bahrain's Foreign Affairs Ministry issued a statement saying it would withdraw its diplomatic mission from the Qatari capital of Doha within 48 hours and that

The statement further said that all Qatari diplomats should leave Bahrain within the same period.

The ministry's statement said Qatari citizens needed to leave Bahrain within two weeks and that air and sea traffic between the two countries would be halted.

Bahrain blamed Qatar's "media incitement, support for armed terrorist activities and funding linked to Iranian groups to carry out sabotage and spreading chaos in Bahrain" for its decision.

There was no immediate Qatari reaction to the announcements, but it has denied supporting terrorism or Iran in the past.

On its state news agency, Egypt, the Arab world's most populous nation, said Qatar's policy "threatens Arab national security and sows the seeds of strife and division within Arab societies according to a deliberate plan aimed at the unity and interests of the Arab nation."

All the nations also announced plans to cut air and sea traffic to the peninsular country. It wasn't immediately clear how that would affect Qatar Airways, one of the region's major long-haul carriers.

The decision comes after Qatar alleged in late May that hackers took over the site of its state-run news agency
...and if you can't believe the state-run news agency who can you believe?...
and published what it called fake comments from its ruling emir about Iran and Israel.

Its Gulf Arab neighbours responded with anger, blocking Qatari-based media, including the Doha-based satellite news network al-Jazeera.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [1331 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Saudi Arabia

#1  You will support all these Nations cleaning up their back yard. You may Jump TOC CENCOM too. Do not be in the middle of this.
Posted by: newc || 06/05/2017 0:28 Comments || Top||

#2  So maybe Trump's sword dance was more than symbolic.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2017 0:42 Comments || Top||

#3  You did not see the ORB?
Posted by: newc || 06/05/2017 0:46 Comments || Top||

#4  OK guys, explain this in my language that I understand. We got lots of folks around in those parts, and this worries a little old lady. Wanting Rantburg University info. Thanks.
Posted by: Injun Slaviger2004 || 06/05/2017 1:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Just watching for a cessation of funds and other iranian stuff. Then, maybe. business as usual - but today is just a change of status.
Posted by: newc || 06/05/2017 1:08 Comments || Top||

#6  The Arab Gulf states cutting ties with Qatar looks to have 2 possible outcomes.

1. An invasion

2. It drives Qatar into the arms of Iran.

Saudi would never tolerate 2. Therefore there will be an invasion.

What happens after depends on how Iran reacts.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/05/2017 1:08 Comments || Top||

#7  Qatar runs al-Jizz. It's the home of Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the lunatic (even for a Moslem) Moslem Brotherhood preacher.

They've got piles of money from oil and diversified investment, and as I say in my in-line commentary, they piss it away on religion.

The Moslem Brotherhood actually transcends the Sunni-Shiite split, kind of like Catholicism transcends the Latin-Orthodox split. Hekmatyar, for instance, was sheltered by the Moslem Brotherhood in Iran, probably with Qatari money after the Dog-Eat-Dog in Afghanistan.

It's common knowledge that terrorism funding comes from Arabia, which means primarily Saudi and UAE and Qatar bucks. The Frankenstein's monster's turned on its donors. The Arabs can't really say "Yeah, we've been funding terrorism for years but now we've changed our minds." That way lies big dollar lawsuits in a world of falling oil prices. To save face, they've got to slowly back out of it, pretending it never happened. That leaves Qatar holding the baby.

I may be misinterpreting, but to me from my chair it looks like it may possibly be a turning point.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 2:10 Comments || Top||

#8  "from my chair it looks like it may possibly be a turning point."
It is Blessedly on the reverse track after much hard work by some People with Intestinal Fortitude. And if you stop THIS SHIT, That weights mightily. And I see an end to this coming.
Posted by: newc || 06/05/2017 2:30 Comments || Top||

#9  Terrorism is a business. It may have got it's angel funding from Arab states, but like most businesses it has diversified its revenue streams over time, and killing these organizations will take more than cutting off the Arab state funding. Although that will obviously crimp their style for a period.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/05/2017 3:18 Comments || Top||

#10  I think this is mostly about Qatar having a route to sell its gas. They will have given up on a pipeline thru Syria to the Med. Their gas isn't needed after the Israel, Egypt, etc gas discoveries. And their only other option (apart from LNG) is pipelines thru Iran to vast markets further East. See point 6 above.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/05/2017 3:29 Comments || Top||

#11  I may be misinterpreting, but to me from my chair it looks like it may possibly be a turning point.

Not until there are food riots in gulf "states".
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 06/05/2017 11:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Saudi would never tolerate 2. Therefore there will be an invasion.

I was under the impression that the Saudi army is stretched trying to deal with the Houthis in Yemen, phil_b. Can they take on another kinetic project just now?
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 12:12 Comments || Top||

#13  Yemen has nearly the population of Saudi Arabia -- 26.5m vs 31.5m.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 13:45 Comments || Top||

#14  Re:#3 You did not see the ORB? --newc
(????) What's an ORB? Or which ORB?
Posted by: magpie || 06/05/2017 15:59 Comments || Top||

#15  FT is reporting a payment to Iran to release royal family hostages in Iraq was the trigger.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/05/2017 16:35 Comments || Top||

#16  Can they take on another kinetic project just now?

I doubt it would take more than 48 hours. And it was the British MO for over a century in the Gulf. Replace any head of state they didn't like with someone more compliant to their wishes. No shortage of willing candidates in the extended royal families.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/05/2017 16:44 Comments || Top||


27 dead as Yemen (Hadi) army closes in on presidential palace
[DAWN] Yemeni government forces fought on Saturday to capture a rebel-held presidential palace in the southwestern province of Taez after festivities that killed 27 people, medics and military sources said.

Most of Taez province is controlled by 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 ...
rebels, who are battling forces allied with UN-backed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi holed up in the picturesque provincial capital of the same name.

Medics at the rebel-controlled Thamar Government Hospital in Taez, Yemen’s third city, said 19 Houthis had been killed in festivities over the past 24 hours.

Military sources reported eight soldiers dead during the same period as the army closed in on the presidential palace.

The palace is under the control of the Iran-backed Houthis who are allied with former soldiers loyal to ousted 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...
A Saudi-led coalition has fought 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...
for the past two years on the side of Hadi’s government.

A statement on 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...
’s official SPA news agency on Saturday said pro-government Yemeni forces had captured the palace in Taez.

But military sources on the ground denied this, telling this news service that while government forces were closing in on the palace, they had not yet seized it.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  Anyone in this shadow play "good guys"?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/05/2017 7:53 Comments || Top||


Britain
London Bridge attack - day 3
Herewith a summary of what was known as of midnight, and a place to add updates as the day progresses. Yesterday's report is here. The original report of the attack is here.
From the BBC:
Here's a rundown of what has happened since Saturday evening:
  • Seven people have been killed, 48 were injured, 36 remain in hospital, 21 are in a critical condition

  • Police have arrested 12 people - 11 of them at a single address in Barking - as investigations continue.

  • So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack encrypted messaging app Telegram

  • During the incident, a member of the public was shot by police, but is not in a life-threatening condition

  • Cordons are still in place in the area around London Bridge, though police hope to reopen some areas on Monday morning

  • Borough station has reopened

  • There will be a minute's​ silence held across the UK at 11:00 BST on Tuesday

London's Metropolitan Police have offered fresh details on the arrests made earlier today, and are still searching four other properties. Officers made 11 of the 12 arrests at a single property, police said.

A 38-year-old woman was arrested at one address in Barking. At another, also in Barking, officers arrested:

53-year-old woman
28-year-old man
52-year-old man
55-year-old man
27-year-old man
55-year-old man, who has since been released without charge
49-year-old woman
60-year-old woman
19-year-old woman
27-year-old woman
24-year-old woman

Police said there were no arrests at two addresses in Newham, "although a number of people have been spoken to".

The Daily Mail claims to know the identity of the killer from the Barking apartment block, but is not revealing it at the request of the police. Another Daily Mail article claims that at least two of the three killers are "British born Pakistanis". A third article reports one of the killers was in a television documentary last year about British jihadis.

From the Sun liveblog:
HOMEGROWN KILLER At least one of the jihadis who launched the vile attack on London Bridge grew up in the UK and used to work for KFC and TFL. The 27-year-old terrorist, who cops are asking to be identified only as “Abz”, was a home-grown jihadi who came to UK from Pakistan as a child and spent his life in Barking, East London. He is believed to have been radicalised over the past year – possibly through watching extremist videos on Google-owned video-sharing site YouTube – before mounting his murderous spree with two knife-wielding accomplices in fake bomb vests.

SUSPECT ‘WAS REPORTED TO POLICE’ A friend of one of the suspected attackers who killed seven people and left 48 injured was apparently reported to police. The man, who did not want to be named, told the BBC’s Asian Network that he called the anti-terror hotline but no action was taken.

VAN RECENTLY HIRED Police have confirmed the van used in the attack was a white Renault van which was recently hired by one of the attackers.

From the Telegraph liveblog:
Counter-terrorism officers secretly recorded an alleged Isil-inspired terror cell in Barking last month discussing how to use YouTube to plot a van and knife attack in London, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

In a statement released 24 hours after the killings on its official Amaq media channel, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) said the three suspects had been part of a "sleeper cell".
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 00:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [730 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1 
A Definition of Deadly Incompetence


Counter-terrorism officers secretly recorded an alleged Isil-inspired terror cell in Barking last month discussing how to use YouTube to plot a van and knife attack in London, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.

Commander Dean Haydon


The Counter Terrorism Command (CTC) or SO15 is a Specialist Operations branch within London's Metropolitan Police Service. The Counter Terrorism Command was established as a result of the merging of the Anti-Terrorist Branch (SO13), and the Special Branch (SO12) in October 2006, bringing together intelligence, operations and investigative functions to form a single command. CTC has over 1,500 Police Officers and staff, and a number of investigators based overseas. Commander Dean Haydon is the head of the Counter Terrorism Command and reports to the Senior National Coordinator, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu. www.WikiPedia.org

Major Islamic Suicide attacks in Britain 2017


London Westminster Bridge Mass Attack On Civilians - One Suicide Attacker - Vehicle Driven into pedestrians, then attacker left vehicle to knife others before shot. 6 Dead, 49 Injured.

Manchester Concert Mass Attack On Civilians - One Suicide Bomber - 22 Dead, 119 Injured.

London, London Bridge Mass Attack on Civilians - Three Suicide Attackers Wearing Fake Suicide Vests - 7 Dead, 48 Injured.

Total British Civilian Casualties in 2017 in these attacks, which includes many men, women and children - 251.
Total Jihadists Dead - 5.

British Terror Alert Level - Severe

Posted by: Glurong Pelosi4071 || 06/05/2017 3:12 Comments || Top||

#2 
London Mayor Sadiq Khan - A History of Anti-Police Solicitor Activity Prior to Holding Office




  • Bubbins vs The United Kingdom (European Court of Human Rights – shooting of an unarmed individual by police marksmen)

  • HSU and Thompson v Met Police (wrongful arrest/police damages)

  • Reeves v Met Police (duty of care to prisoners)

  • CI Logan v Met Police (racial discrimination)

  • Supt Dizaei v Met Police (police damages, discrimination)

  • Inquest into the death of David Rocky Bennett (use of restraints)

  • Farrakhan v Home Secretary (Human Rights Act): in 2001, Khan represented the American Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan in the High Court and successfully overturned a ban on him entering the United Kingdom, first imposed in 1986.

  • In February 2000, Khan represented a group of Kurdish actors who were arrested by Metropolitan Police during a rehearsal of the Harold Pinter play Mountain Language, securing £150,000 in damages for the group for their wrongful arrest and the trauma caused by the arrest.

  • McDowell and Taylor v Met Police: Leroy McDowell and Wayne Taylor successfully sued the Metropolitan Police for assault and false imprisonment.


Posted by: Glurong Pelosi4071 || 06/05/2017 4:09 Comments || Top||

#3  As soembody said, ind democracy, the voters get what they voted for and they get it good and hard.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 06/05/2017 7:46 Comments || Top||

#4  The goal of Islam is not integration into western society. The goal of Islam is political dominance. Please examine the role of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States, with special attention given Washington D.C.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2017 7:50 Comments || Top||

#5  "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

-- H. L. Mencken
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 8:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Nicely found and presented, Glurong Pelosi4071.

Your first post bespeaks a police force overwhelmed by having to track too many plots and plotters without being allowed to arrest without actual action. Your second is devastating.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 9:01 Comments || Top||

#7  Meanwhile, it wasn't all Run, Hide, Tell in London during the attack. From the BBC link at 6:29:

Romanian baker Florin Morariu has been described as a hero on social media.

The man, who works at Bread Ahead bakery in Borough Market, saw a commotion outside the shop on Saturday evening.

He invited some distressed Brazilian women into the shop and gave them a glass of water. They explained that three men were stabbing revellers in the market.

He said he grabbed two crates and went outside to find the attackers and defend the injured.

Speaking to the Victoria Derbyshire show, he said: "I felt pity for the victims, I didn't know how to handle things or react, I thought to myself I'm also in danger.

"I just threw the crate at [one of the attackers]. I threw the first crate and I knew he was going to dodge it. While he was dodging it I walked towards him and hit him in the head with the other crate."

He then said a policeman shouted at him to stand back.

The officer then discharged a grenade.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 12:32 Comments || Top||

#8  Wait a minute. They let Louis Farrakhan into the UK but not Michael Savage or Geert Wilders?
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/05/2017 16:21 Comments || Top||

#9  They are the wrong kind of supposed racists, Abu.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/05/2017 16:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Your first post bespeaks a police force overwhelmed by having to track too many plots and plotters without being allowed to arrest without actual action.

The irony is that the UK has been there before. When you have many involved in terrorism in a non-cooperative population, you have no choice except to lock them up without trial as they did with suspected IRA in Long Kesh/The Maze.
Posted by: phil_b || 06/05/2017 17:01 Comments || Top||

#11  Great article, trailing wife, and great comment thread---another Rantburg high protein meal.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 06/05/2017 17:36 Comments || Top||

#12  Some background on London Mayor Sadiq Khan: as a young attorney he defended the most radical of Islamists, including 9/11 Mastermind...

Khan is a wrongun

Trump should ban him from the states
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/05/2017 18:20 Comments || Top||

#13  and great comment thread---another Rantburg high protein meal.

The bad guys provide the meat, Alaska Paul, and Rantburgers spice and sauce it to taste. ;-)
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 22:49 Comments || Top||


Europe
Eyewitnesses Say Community Police Fled From Scene Of Terror Stabbings At Borough Market
[DailyCaller] Multiple eyewitnesses said that community police officers fled from Borough Market in London after seeing two men with knives stabbing people as part of a terror attack Saturday.

These eyewitnesses told The Guardian’s Lisa O’Carroll that two men started stabbing people outside a restaurant in Borough Market, close to where the first terror attack took place on London Bridge, resulting in multiple fatalities.

"I saw two guys with big knives downstairs outside Roast. They were stabbing people," the eyewitnesses said.

Perhaps the most jarring part of the testimony was a report that, instead of running to the stabbing to stop it, the police turned around and ran the other way.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [465 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Mall Cops.
Where's SAS?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2017 0:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Were these police armed?
Posted by: gorb || 06/05/2017 0:54 Comments || Top||

#3  If you are unarmed, fleeing from multiple armed assailants is a valid survival technique. Issue the police pistols along with proper training and the response will likely be different.

If you are not trained in knife fighting, the street is a dreadful place to begin taking lessons.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/05/2017 4:44 Comments || Top||

#4  From what I've heard "Community Police" in UK are more the equivalent of hall monitors than even mall cops, at best a baby sitter saying "wait till your father gets home."
Posted by: AlanC || 06/05/2017 7:59 Comments || Top||

#5  ...security monitor.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/05/2017 8:12 Comments || Top||

#6  Run, Hide, Tell
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 06/05/2017 9:39 Comments || Top||

#7  No surprise there, really. That nation not only disarmed its people but the bulk of the police force as well.
Posted by: Crusader || 06/05/2017 10:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Reminds me of a line from Demolition Man.

"We're police officers! We're not trained to handle violence!"
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/05/2017 11:10 Comments || Top||

#9  I though they armed the bobbies after Sept 11. These guys aren't bobbies?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/05/2017 14:51 Comments || Top||

#10  No, some bobbies are armed, most are not, except for northern Irland where all of them are armed.

Armed Bobbies
Posted by: Seeking cure for ignorance || 06/05/2017 16:09 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Top IS leadership targeted in Mastung operation
[DAWN] A number of key commanders of the murderous Moslem 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....
(IS) group have reportedly been killed in a major intelligence-led counterterrorism operation near Mastung in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
, security officials told Dawn.

The operation in the hills near Mastung started on Friday and was continuing when this report was filed late Saturday night.

The action was prompted by intelligence reports that two Chinese-language instructors kidnapped from Quetta on May 24 were being held in the area. The security forces are said to have recovered the vehicle allegedly used in the kidnapping of the Chinese duo from the area.

Earlier in the month, about 28 people were killed in a suicide kaboom on the convoy of Senate Deputy Chairman Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri
...Central Secretary General of JUI-F, member of the Pak senate, formerly provincial minister of Balochistan. He has a master's degree in Islam and runs a madrassah...
in Mastung.

The Saturday night operation was kept highly classified, according to a military source, to prevent any leakage of information.

The Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of the military, did not immediately comment on the reports about the operation.

According to reports, top 10 commanders of the IS from different parts of the country had assembled in the Mastung area for a meeting when the raid began. It is claimed that at least eight or nine of the commanders were killed and the remaining have been captured. The names of the slain commanders were not immediately available.

At least seven troops were maimed in the operation, including three officers. Two of the injured soldiers are said to be in a critical condition.

The level of the IS leadership claimed to have been taken out, when confirmed, indicates that it could be the biggest operation against the murderous Moslem outfit since Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
leader Malik Ishaq was killed along with his associates in Punjab
1.) Little Orphan Annie's bodyguard
2.) A province of Pakistain ruled by one of the Sharif brothers
3.) A province of India. It is majority (60 percent) Sikh and Hindoo (37 percent), which means it has relatively few Moslem riots....

in 2015, who were then said to be close to joining the IS.

Security sources say elimination of top leadership would serve a major blow to the IS in Pakistain. Officially the government denies presence of the murderous Moslem organization in the country.

A security source said the terrain of the area was very difficult and the troops had to physically go there because there was no option.

"The battle is going on ... kidnapped Chinese persons are inside a deep cave being used as command base by the IS. Special Services Group commandos are going in," a security source said in a late-night update.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [220 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Iraq
Command : alleged Mosul phosphorus attack was intentional smoke screen
[Iraq News] The Iraqi command leading the war 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 djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
said Sunday that an alleged white phosphorus attack blamed on Iraqi forces was, in fact, an intended smoke screen against IS snipers.
Eh? It's not Taqqiya Tuesday yet!
The Joint Operations Command said via the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell that alleged attack on Saturday near the Jamhuri Hospital in al-Shefa district was in fact a smoke bombardment aimed at blurring the vision of IS snipers targeting a huge number of civilians who were escaping toward security forces.

The command said that the circulated videos presenting white pillows of smoke as the result of bombardment with the banned substance were "inaccurate". It added that the smoke screen technique had already been used during operations in eastern and western Mosul.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [329 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Taquiyya Tuesday? Bwahahaha!
Posted by: gorb || 06/05/2017 21:49 Comments || Top||


At least 230 civilians killed in two days in Mosul
[Iraq News] At least 230 non-combatants were killed over the past two days by 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....
Death Eaters as well as Iraqi fighter jets in western djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, an Iraqi source said on Sunday.

Col. Reda Abdullah al-Bahadli, of the Rapid Response forces, told Anadolu Agency, "Islamic State killed since late Saturday until today 157 civilians including women and kiddies while trying to escape al-Zanjili in western Mosul. The Arclight airstrikes launched by army jets against IS locations in al-Shifa district, northeast of Mosul, on Saturday claimed lives of 43 civilians."

According to Bahadli, 30 non-combatants were killed as Iraqi troops attacked IS pockets in districts of al-Shifa, al-Zanjili, al-Borsa, Bab Sanjar and Bab al-Toub in western Mosul.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shootout, Butch cautiously raised his hat over the edge of the horse trough on the end of a stick......
Cap. Ali Dawoud, of Federal Police, said Iraqi troops are in control of 65 percent of al-Zanjili and that 130 families were evacuated. He said the slow advance is meant to protect lives.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Maybe the locals will get some bone.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/05/2017 0:43 Comments || Top||


Iraqi forces retake area near Syrian border from ISIL
[Hurriyet Daily News] Iraqi forces retook an area near the Syrian border from the 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....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) yesterday as part of operations to expel the jihadists from strongholds in the country’s north.

The Hashed al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization) forces announced the "total liberation" of al-Baaj district "with support from the air force."

"The Iraqi flag has been hoisted above its buildings," said a statement from the Hashed, an umbrella organization for pro-government paramilitaries that is dominated by Iran-backed Shiite militias.

The Hashed on May 12 launched an operation to retake the Qayrawan and al-Baaj areas west of djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, the country’s second city that is the target of a massive anti-ISIS operation.

The forces on May 23 announced they had retaken Qayrawan.

Both areas are in Nineveh, the province of which Mosul is the capital, and lie between territory under ISIS control in Iraq and Syria.

The jihadists took over large swathes of territory of Iraq and Syria in 2014, but have since faced offensives on several fronts in both countries.

Iraqi forces backed by the U.S.-led coalition have since October been battling to oust ISIS from Mosul.

They are advancing on the last areas of the city still held by ISIS, but the presence of large numbers of civilians is slowing their progress.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Five Palestinians suspected of planning to attack Temple Mount visitors
[IsraeTimes] The Shin Bet and Jerusalem Police arrest five Paleostinian residents of East Jerusalem on suspicion of planning to attack security forces and visitors at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the Shin Bet says Sunday.

The arrests took place over the past month, and center around one Old City residents identified by the Shin Bet as Mahmoud Abed al-Wahhab Said Abed al-Latif, who is believed to be the recruiter and criminal mastermind of the cell.

The Jerusalem Prosecutor’s Office has filed terrorism indictments against the five men.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [251 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Philippines update: Government jets pound ISIL terrorists in Marawai
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Philippine government forces continued their operation against members of the 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....
-aligned Maute group in Marawi’s Barangay Mapandi, Sunday.

Some 50 Maute murderous Moslems are reportedly being pursued by government forces as Marawi remains blockaded.

During the operation, several armoured vehicles were reportedly damaged in Barangay Mapandi, a Maute stronghold.

Efforts to evacuate some 2,000 civilians trapped by the fighting between the government forces and Maute murderous Moslems were halted when a proposed four-hour ceasefire deal failed amid renewed gunfire and Arclight airstrikes.

Out of 2,000 trapped civilians, only 170 were reportedly evacuated since rescuers were only able to access areas located on the fringes of Maute-held zones.

The ceasefire accord was initially reached after last week’s meeting between Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and representatives of the country’s largest opposition group, Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), who offered to broker the ceasefire negotiations.

Under the accord, unarmed MILF murderous Moslems were expected to evacuate trapped Marawi residents during the four-hour period, which was due to end at 12:00 local time (4:00 GMT).

Over 180 people have already died after the Maute group, which has pledged allegiance to the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIS), stormed the city on May 23.

Most of the 200,000 population have fled though over 2,000 remain trapped in Marawi.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)


Indonesia: 1,200 ISIS fighters in the Philippines
[AFP] There are about 1,200 Islamic State operatives in the Philippines, including foreigners of whom 40 are from Indonesia, the Indonesian defense minister told an international security forum on Sunday. Speaking in Singapore, Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu called the terrorists "killing machines" and urged full-scale regional cooperation against them.

The threat of heightened terrorism, including the impending return of hundreds of Southeast Asian fighters who fought with ISIS in Syria and Iraq, has been a hot-button issue at the three-day Singapore summit also attended by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

"How can we tackle these foreign fighters? We have to be comprehensive. We have to find... complete ways but we must exercise caution, they are killing machines. Their aim is to kill other people so that's why it's our responsibility that we have common understanding, consensus and common proceedings on how to fight these foreign fighters," said Ryacudu, a retired general.

Philippine Defense Undersecretary Ricardo David, speaking at the same forum, said the 1,200 figure for total ISIS fighters in the Philippines mentioned by Indonesia was new to him. He said, "I really don't know, my figure is about 250-400, a lot less."

But David said there were 40 foreign ISIS fighters among those who seized parts of Marawi, eight of whom have been killed by government forces. Earlier, Philippine officials said the killed foreign fighters were from Malaysia, Indonesia, Yemen, Saudi Arabia and Chechnya.

The Philippine official said that the foreign fighters used "back channels" in the Sulu and Celebes Seas near the borders of the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia to enter Mindanao and link up with local terrorists. David said, "That's why they were able to muster the operations in the area of Marawi."
Posted by: ryuge || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [277 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Marawi residents trapped in unsuccessful cease-fire bid
[Reuters] Thousands of civilians hoping to flee the fighting in Marawi remained trapped on Sunday after a four-hour ceasefire to evacuate residents was marked by gunfire. Only 134 were freed on Sunday, less than on previous days, despite government hopes that more than 1,000 would be able to leave a city battered by 13 days of intense fighting.

President Rodrigo Duterte predicted the siege would be over within days despite fierce resistance by militants aligned to Islamic State in the dense urban heart of the southern Philippines city.

"This will be over in about three more days. I will not hesitate to use every power available," Duterte said on Saturday after visiting a hospital in Cagayan de Oro where injured soldiers were being treated.

About 400 local rebels reinforced by about 40 foreign fighters stormed Marawi on May 23, using sophisticated tactics to take control of large swaths of the lakeside city. They have been pushed back to the city center by security forces over the past week after some 4,000 ground troops were bolstered by helicopters and aircraft deploying rockets and bombs.

Residents have reported that the airstrikes caused extensive property damage and dozens of civilian deaths. Authorities raised the civilian death toll from 20 to 38 on Sunday, but said those deaths were caused by the rebels. A presidential spokesman said 120 militants had died, along with 38 government troops.

Duterte said the use of air power had been restrained so far. He said, "I can end this war in 24 hours. All I have to do is to bomb the whole place and level it to the ground."

Duterte has asked the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to help negotiate a peace agreement with the Islamist fighters, who are predominantly drawn from the Maute group based in and around Marawi.

MILF personnel organized Sunday's ceasefire, which was to run from 8 am until noon. They roamed the streets with loudspeakers urging residents to leave. But by 9am, gunfire had broken out, deterring many from joining a mass exodus.

Marawi City's mayor Majul Gandamra had said he was expecting "more or less 1,000 plus to be rescued today". But in the end, only 134 were evacuated, less than previous days when there were no ceasefires. About 2,000 civilians remain in the city.

Irene Santiago, appointed by the government to organise the "peace corridor", said the effort was a success, noting the fighting was several kilometers away from where the evacuation took place. She said negotiations were continuing with the Maute militants for another temporary ceasefire on Monday.
Posted by: ryuge || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [239 views] Top|| File under: Maute group (IS)


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Battle for Deir Ezzor reaches tipping point as ISIL breaks through Syrian Army lines
[ALMASDARNEWS] The 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) launched a massive assault on the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, tonight, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses in the Panorama area of the province.

ISIS’s large-scale night assault would prove successful, as their forces managed to take control of the Panorama School near the strategic roundabout.

Following the capture of the Panorama School, the Islamic State forces broke-through the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines at the large hilltop of Tal Umm Abboud, forcing the latter to reinforce the area in order to avoid being overrun.

According to a military source in Deir Ezzor, the situation is not good for the Syrian military at the Panorama front, as the Islamic State forces are steadily advancing at Tal Umm Abboud and Tal SyriaTel.

If the aforementioned hilltops are captured, tonight, then the Islamic State forces will reach the southern gates of Deir Ezzor City by sunrise on Monday.

The Syrian and Russian air forces are now launching Arclight airstrikes along the Islamic State’s main supply route to the Panorama area, hitting several sites as far south as the Thardeh Mountains and al-Thayyem Oil Fields.

The military source informed al-Masdar that ISIS is losing a significant number of fighters to achieve this advance in Deir Ezzor, so this could be prove costly in the future for the terrorist group.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Zero hour approaches as Syrian Army, Hezbollah begin important Daraa offensive
[ALMASDARNEWS] The long-awaited Dara’a City offensive by the Syrian government troops and Hezbollah is set to begin in the coming days, a military source told al-Masdar News this weekend.

Led by the elite 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies will unleash their largest assault on the thriving provincial capital, as they look to expel the remaining gunnies from the ciy.

According to al-Masdar’s Ibrahim Joudeh in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army has already begun firing missiles and artillery shells on the jihadist positions in the al-Manishiyah and Dara’a al-Balad districts.

Joudeh reports that at least 70 missiles have struck the enemy’s positions in the Dara’a al-Balad District, while other units from the 4th and 5th divisions fire elephant missiles towards al-Manishiyah.

This upcoming offensive will primarily focus on retaking the entire southern half of the city that is currently under jihadist control.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under: Hezbollah


Syrian Army liberates new points from ISIL in northeast Palmyra
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their field operations in the northeastern countryside of Homs, Sunday, striking the 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....
’s (ISIS) positions near the strategic al-Sha’er Gas Fields.

Backed by Russian Arclight airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps and 18th Tank Division managed to liberate at least two points near the al-Sha’er Gas Fields, while also killing and wounding scores of Islamic State terrorists.

According to a military source in Palmyra, the Syrian Arab Army liberated points 943 and 1005 in the al-Sha’er Mountains of Homs.

Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [207 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


Terror Networks
149 Dead So Far In Ramadan Attacks
[DAILYCALLER] Significant terrorist attacks have sprung up across the globe since the beginning of Moslem holy month of Ramadan May 26, with current counts confirming three attacks and 149 dead, and a reported Saturday incident on London Bridge still developing.
Human blood is required to contain the wrath of Moloch.
Islamist terrorist groups usually use the holiday to mount more significant terrorist attacks, and promise their followers extra benefits for dying in such attacks during the holy month.
Peg out in Ramadan and you get extra virgins in extra skimpy school girl costumes.
The major attacks of Ramadan 2017 include twin suicide kabooms in Baghdad and a massive suicide borne vehicle bomb in Afghanistan. An unconfirmed terrorist incident also occurred at a casino hotel in Manila earlier this week. These attacks occurred before a reported deadly incident on London Bridge Saturday.
Everybody's supposed to relax and be merry after a day of hunger during Ramadan, which makes for the element of surprise, assuming anybody's surprised since it always happens.
The Baghdad bombings targeted both an ice cream shop and elderly pension distribution center. The ice cream shop was frequented by families with small children and killed 10. The first bombing killed 12, and nearly 100 were maimed between the two blasts.
Moloch finds the blood of small children especially tasty.
The second bombing in Afghanistan killed nearly 100 people and injured hundreds more. The massive suicide vehicle struck one of the safest areas of Kabul in Afghanistan and destroyed parts of the German embassy. Several German and U.S. citizens were killed in the attack. Afghan officials believe that Taliban
...Arabic for students...
elements headed by the Haqqani network are responsible for the attack.
Islam is responsible for the attacks, but go on.
A gunman also stormed a casino hotel resort in Manila Friday and set fire to a hotel while attempting to steal nearly $2 million in gaming chips. He engaged casino workers in a firefight and then appears to have killed himself. ISIS grabbed credit for the attack, which killed nearly 40 people. All casualties in the attack were caused by smoke inhalation by fire.
Posted by: Fred || 06/05/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [241 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "Imam, if jihad should unleash us
On virgins, would some be Khadijas?
The things they could teach us!"
"Please don't be facetious.
You're stuck with six dozen Aishas."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 06/05/2017 4:50 Comments || Top||



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