... there were these things we used to call "asylums," where crazy people were locked away, treated, and often mistreated because psychiatry and psychology were either pre-gestational or in their infancy. The lady stomping up and down the street wearing an army helmet and screaming in Bulgarian was locked away, whether she actually knew the language or not. The guy who thought he was Napoleon Bonaparte, or General Pershing, or even just the Grand Poobah of something or other, had the room next to her. The guys in the white coats used to come for those who were unable to control their impulses -- kleptomaniacs, nymphomaniacs, and the plain maniacal. They became wards of the state, and they were often "treated" in ways that would curl your hair. Nellie Bly described it in 1887:
What, excepting torture, would produce insanity quicker than this treatment? Here is a class of women sent to be cured. I would like the expert physicians who are condemning me for my action, which has proven their ability, to take a perfectly sane and healthy woman, shut her up and make her sit from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. on straight-back benches, do not allow her to talk or move during these hours, give her no reading and let her know nothing of the world or its doings, give her bad food and harsh treatment, and see how long it will take to make her insane. Two months would make her a mental and physical wreck.
The New York World was able to spring its ace investigative reporter, several doctors had to uncomfortably explain how they had diagnosed a perfectly healthy woman "incurably insane," and New York ponied up more money for the care of its inmates.
Fast forward 130 years.
It's now just about impossible to get into a "mental hospital" (we don't have lunatic asylums, crazy houses, or cackle factories anymore) without blasting your way in. Threatening to kill yourself might do it, at least for a few days, but threatening to kill your next door neighbor will get you a court order, maybe. We "mainstream" the lady who thinks she speaks Bulgarian. It's up to the rest of us to try and communicate with her. Those incapable of controlling their impulses are indulged and often encouraged.
There used to be a saying about the lunatics being in control of the madhouse. Today not only in spite of, but precisely because of our better natures we're all living in the asylum. Just because it's assumed that no one's totally "normal," the abnormal are assumed to be "just like everybody else."
There was a story a few weeks back about a plastic surgery addicted fellow who wanted to have his genitalia removed so he could be a "sexless alien." There's a woman who's transformed herself into a "human Barbie Doll." If she wants to procreate (I doubt Barbie would. Is the human version still anatomically correct?) she could meet the "human Ken Doll" for drinks and a sesssion at the Motel 6. There are multiple Lizard People, a few cats, and maybe even houseplants (Who knows? If there are, I'm sure they'll tell us.) There was a long line of women who claimed convincingly and some no doubt sincerely to be Romanov Princess Anastasiya, and there would probably still be if that didn't require them to be 117 years old now, despite the DNA tests -- they found the bodies, you know; there she was, what was left of her.
Day after day we get stories about people who just ain't right. The guys who shoot up nightclubs or chop off their mothers' heads or something just blend in with this never-ending series of stories about people who really would be better off living in rubber rooms, their opioid problems replaced by periodic doses of extra-strength sedatives. Close behind them are people who exhibit paranoid tendencies because the white race or the black race or the Russians or the Chinese or the Americans or the infidels or the penguins are plotting against them.
Which kind of brings us full circle, doesn't it? Rantburg will be sixteen years old this year, a chronicle of murder, mayhem, rape, torture, slavery, blood, and gore perpetrated by people whose turbans are too tight. My thought is that housing people who listen too closely to the voices in their heads and periodically giving them soothing potions would probably be cheaper in the long run than fighting a war on terror. How many cases of Valium can you buy for the cost of a Tomahawk?
Sorry, but I don't do Valium. And for some reason I only get schitzo when I see someone go around a mud puddle... <:-0
Posted by: Huporong Oppressor of the Weak3828 ||
07/03/2017 1:57 Comments ||
I occasionally read about Ultra-Marathoners, you know, the folks who run 30 marathons in 30 days. I would propose a 5 month program: Month 1, 5k a day. Month 2, 10 K a day. Month 3, 20K a day. Month 4, 30K a day. Month 5, a marathon(42K) a day. That would calm them down and send them back with vastly improved health (except for knees), and they would have lost all interest in sex so that solves a secondary problem.
Day after day we get stories about people who just ain't right.
Cause covering 'normal' people doesn't sell. It's boring. So you get a lot of 'not right'. What is it, 5 or 6 billion of us on this planet. Statistics say .001 percent is still a large amount with those numbers.
Part of the problem, there are fewer 'adults' around to shut down the whiners who keep pushing abnormal as normal. No its not normal. Quite trying to sell it, rationalize it as 'normal'. It's all part of trying to destroy civilization and society, the Year 0 cult.
I find it dubious at best that there are more nuts than before
As more and more people are trained as shrinks and psychologists, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) get expanded to include more and more categories of behavior. More categories of behavior outside the norms, ensures more work for the shrinks.
Charlie Manson, asked about a judge who declared him insane, answered "Sanity is relative. I think the judge is insane."
Liberals I know always blame Reagan for closing the mental hospitals. They say that's why we have so many homeless people on our streets and in our urban riverbeds. But what would they think if the men in the white coats got after Nancy Pelosi? I tend to believe we have so many homeless people because somebody feeds them and gives them money. But what would Jesus do? Lock them up? All I know is when you ride the San Diego Trolley and somebody sits next to you who is talking to himself and smells like pee it's unpleasant.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/03/2017 10:22 Comments ||
With Social Media, the asylum now comes to you. And, of course, Facecrap now believes itself to be a substitute for religion. http://religionnews.com/2017/06/28/how-facebook-is-like-church-according-to-founder-mark-zuckerberg/
#7 Abu Uluque. Liberals I know always blame Reagan for closing the mental hospitals.
The movement to close large mental hospitals started long before Reagan. Thomas Szasz was involved in this movement to close mental asylums. Community-based approaches were favored as alternative to institutionalization as early as the 1960s. The movement for community-based treatment programs tended to peter out when the money petered out. The large hospitals were closed but the community-based programs did not seem to catch on or garner money and the inmates were just turned out into the streets. Many of these people were really nuts and needed institutionalization. The result is that the police and jails ended up as the front-line intervention. People, if they exhibited craziness, as long as it wasn't criminal, would be taken into the jail, held briefly, detoxed if appropriate, and then released back to the streets. This cycle tended to repeat itself.
As fanatical as the Antifa are, a suicide bombing of a Republican rally is NOT beyond the realm of possibility.
I think this visceral hatred of Trump and Republicans on the Left will result in some ghastly catastrophe in the near future. And then watch the heads explode as the media tries to blame it on Trump or the religious right.
As an aside, I pulled out an old book on the Russian Revolution the other day for some light reading and was struck almost immediately by the identical nature of the leftist tactics toward the Czar and their current behavior toward Trump. The left has never changed their playbook. Alinsky has shamelessly plagiarized Trotsky.
The statutory definition of domestic terrorism in the United States has changed many times over the years; also, it can be argued that acts of domestic terrorism have been occurring since long before any legal definition was set forth.
Under current United States law, set forth in the USA PATRIOT Act, acts of domestic terrorism are those which: "(A) involve acts dangerous to human life that are a violation of the criminal laws of the United States or of any State; (B) appear to be intended – (i) to intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) to influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination, or kidnapping; and (C) occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States."
When are BLM, the IRS, BLM and other governmental groups weaponized under Obama going to be designated as terrorist organizations?
Posted by: ed in texas ||
07/03/2017 17:40 Comments ||
If I read the report right, Antifa is referred to as an anarchist/extremist group currently involved in activities consistent with domestic terrorism. Any official designation of TO would have to come from DC office? I also noted an error in attribution of one of the photos used. At the very least, a good 1st step
Posted by: Rex Mundi ||
07/03/2017 18:12 Comments ||
Ban face masks and Hoodies, these brownshirt cowards will melt away
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/03/2017 20:14 Comments ||
[Khaama] The Taliban ...Arabic for students... murderous Moslems have killed at least thirteen people in an attack on a mosque in northern Balkh province of Afghanistan.
According to the local government officials, the incident took place on Saturday afternoon in the vicinity of Chemtal district.
The provincial public health officials confirmed that the bodies of thirteen people, riddled with bullets, were shifted to Ibn-e-Sina hospital.
The Taliban group front man Zabiullah Mujahid claim that an attack was carried out on a gathering of the militia forces in Chemtal district.
He said twelve people including three commanders of the local militia forces were killed and another one was maimed.
Mujahid also claimed that several weapons, ammunition, and grenades were also seized during the festivities.
However, a hangover is the wrath of grapes... an MP representing the northern Balkh province in the parliament Gulalai Noor Sapai rejected that the claims by the Taliban murderous Moslems and said all those killed in the attack are ordinary civilians and had no links with the government or security institutions.
In the meantime, the local residents are saying that the dear departed individuals were having links with a former Jihadi leader.
[Khaama] A major Taliban ...Arabic for students... offensive on the strategic Kunduz province has been repulsed by the Afghan national defense and security forces, inflicting heavy loss on the Taliban murderous Moslems.
According to the local government officials, the Taliban Death Eaters launched a coordinated attack on Dasht-e-Archi district earlier on Saturday, targeting the district from several angles.
The officials further added that the attack was repulsed by the Afghan cops who were on alert regarding the possible attack.
The provincial government media office in a statement also confirmed the attack and said at least fourteen Death Eaters were killed after the Afghan forces responded to the Taliban fire.
The statement further added that several key commanders of the group were among those killed and at least nine others were maimed.
The key Taliban figures killed during the shootout have been identified as Ismail Fidayi, Qari Jalat, Nazir Ahmad, Mawlavi Ghafar, and Sher Alam who originally hailed from Badakhshan province and were sent to Kunduz for the attack.
The other Lions of Islam killed during the festivities have been identified as Janatullah, commander Mohammad Agha also famous as Mudasir, Qari Zia ul Haq, Qari Nader, Zakir, Ahmad, Mohammadullah, Sedaqat, and Ibrahim who originally hailed from the same district of Dasht-e-Archi, while Qari Imam who was killed during the festivities was hailing from Imam Sahib district, the statement said.
The provincial government also added that the security forces did not suffer any casualties during the festivities.
In the meantime, the Taliban group claim that several security personnel were killed or maimed during the offensive, a claim which has been rejected by the local officials.
[Khaama] A man in northwestern Baghis province of Afghanistan has killed his fourteen year old daughter in the latest case of honor killing after she allegedly eloped with her friend.
According to the local government officials, the incident took place in the outskirts of the quiet provincial capital of Badghis and the perpetrator has reportedly joined the Taliban ...Arabic for students... ranks after the murder.
Provincial governor’s front man Zahir Bahand confirmed the incident and said the teenage girl was rubbed out by her father in Qala-e-Naw area after she allegedly eloped with her friend.
Bahand further added that the victim’s friend who was believed to be eighteen years old was also rubbed out by the man.
He said the man managed to flee the area after the brutal killing and has joined the Taliban ranks.
[Khaama] Several gunnies affiliated with 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 Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khurasan, were killed in three separate Arclight airstrikes conducted in eastern Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province of Afghanistan.
The provincial government in a statement said at least six ISIS gunnies were killed in an Arclight airstrike conducted in the vicinity of Tora Bora and Alef Khal areas of Pacher Agam district late on Saturday night.
The statement further added that several weapons, ammunitions, and explosive belonging to the terror group were also destroyed.
In another Arclight airstrike conducted in the vicinity of in Tangi area of Pekha in Achin district, at least five ISIS gunnies were killed, the statement added.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/03/2017 00:52 ||
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[Khaama] The hideouts of the Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... snuffies were targeted in special night operations involving Arclight airstrikes in eastern Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. province of Afghanistan, leaving several faceless myrmidons dead, the local officials said Sunday.
According to the officials, the operations were conducted late on Saturday night in the vicinity of Khogyani district.
The provincial government media office in a statement confirmed the special operations in Khogyani district.
The statement further added that six snuffies were killed after their hideouts were targeted in Arclight airstrikes in Hashim Khel area.
The former shadow district chief of the Taliban group was also among those killed, the statement said, adding that the special forces also conducted another operation in the same district last night.
According to the provincial government, at least five snuffies were killed and four others were tossed in the calaboose Book 'im, Mahmoud! alive during the operation.
The local officials are saying that the identities of those killed and arrested will be released later.
The anti-government armed Lion of Islam groups including the Taliban snuffies have not commented regarding the report so far.
Nangarahr is among the relatively calm provinces but the faceless myrmidons belonging to the Taliban group and ISIS terrorist group are active in some remote districts of the province, including in Khogyani.
[AA.TR] An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 20 people to death in a retrial in connection with violence that took place in 2013, according to a local judicial source.
The 20 were among a group of 155 people accused of attacking a cop shoppe in Kerdasa village near Cairo following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi in a military coup.
The court also tossed in the calaboose Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! 80 people for life, 34 for 15 years and one for 10 years in the same case and acquitted 20 other defendants.
The court slapped the defendants with a total fine of $62,000 and placed them under surveillance for five years after serving their sentences.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/03/2017 00:00 ||
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It's a bit jumbled I think, but The court slapped the defendants with a total fine of $62,000 and placed them under surveillance for five years after serving their sentences. Why would they want to keep an eye out on dead bodies, considering their sentences is being put to death... (/sarc)
[Dhaka Tribune] A regional commander of Chittagong Hill Tracts-based United People’s Democratic Front’s (UPDF) insurgency arm was detained on Sunday by army personnel from Baillachhari Joint Bridge area under Guimara upazila in Khagrachhari.
Security sources told the Dhaka Tribune that, acting on a tip-off, an army unit led by Matiranga Military Zone staff officer Captain Tanjim Hossain detained 25-year-old Dipan Chakma alias Chailla from the area’s Mandir Road.
A locally-made gun, two rounds of ammunition and a machete were recovered from Dipan’s possession as well.
Guimara cop shoppe OC Zobarul Huq confirmed the Dhaka Tribune that Dipan was not handed over to police custody as of 6pm on Sunday.
However, denial ain't just a river in Egypt... the OC said he was aware of the development.
The Dhaka Tribune attempted to reach UPDF spokesperson Niran Chakma via mobile phone, but he never picked up.
[DAWN] Eight people including a girl were lightly maimed late Sunday in a shooting in front of a mosque in the southeast French city of Avignon, the prosecutor's office said, ruling out terrorism.
According to initial accounts taken on the spot, at least two men got out of a car around 10:30pm near the mosque and opened fire, including with a shotgun, the prosecutor's office said.
None of the maimed had life-threatening injuries, it said.
"From what we know this evening, the mosque was not targeted. The fact that it happened in the street of the religious establishment was unconnected with it," the prosecutor said, ruling out terrorism.
Witness accounts mentioned four men in the car, all hooded.
The criminal investigation department has taken charge of the case.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/03/2017 00:00 ||
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[AlAhram] Kurdish Lions of Islam shot and killed two officials from the ruling AK Party in southeast The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire.... over the weekend, while the Ottoman Turkish military killed more than a dozen Lions of Islam in air strikes, state authorities said on Sunday.
Orhan Mercan, the AKP's deputy head in the Lice district of Diyarbakir province, was shot in front of his home on Friday night and died of his wounds in hospital, the provincial governor's office said.
Militants killed Aydin Ahi, deputy head of the AKP in the Ozalp district of Van province on Saturday night, the governor's office said. Security sources said the gunnies seized Ahi from his home at gunpoint and killed him nearby.
Energy Minister Berat Albayrak wrote on Twitter that Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) Lions of Islam had killed both men.
...because everyone knows the dreaded Gulenists don't actually do violence, despite all the arrests.
There was no immediate comment on the attacks from the PKK, but the group has targeted officials from the party in the past.
Violence flared across the region on Saturday.
In an air strike in the southeastern province of Mardin, the Ottoman Turkish military killed five PKK Lions of Islam preparing an attack on an army base, a general staff statement said.
In separate air strikes on Saturday, the army also killed five PKK fighters in southeast Turkey's Bingol province and another four Lions of Islam in the Metina region of northern Iraq, the army said.
It said another three PKK Lions of Islam were killed in festivities on Saturday in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakir, Hakkari and Sirnak.
[Al Jazeera] At least eight people, including four civilians, have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up at a camp for internally displaced people in central Iraq, security sources told Al Jazeera.
The attacker on Sunday approached a checkpoint and an aid group at the 60km camp in western Ramadi, in Iraq's Anbar province.
The AFP news agency quoted a doctor and a police officer as putting the death toll from the attack at 14, with most of the victims being women and children.
At least 13 people were also wounded in the blast.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/03/2017 00:58 ||
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Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government forces on Sunday recaptured more areas and killed 79 Islamic State militants in Mosul’s Old City as they pushed to the last few meters held by the extremist group.
The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the army’s Counter-Terrorism Forces recaptured Mekkawi area in the Old City and raised Iraqi flags above the area’s buildings.
Federal Police chief, Lt. Gen. Shaker Jawdat, said his forces killed the militants and set 550 civilians free after taking over Bab Jadid neighborhood in the Old City and consummated the recapture of al-Shifa district, a medical and health facilities hub north of the medieval district.
Jawdat revealed that civilians’ tip-offs led to the arrest of tens of militants hiding in the middle of civilians evacuated by the forces from the battlefield.
He also said forces took over the Bilal al-Habashi mosque in the Old City.
Some generals were quoted saying there were less than 200 fighters in the city, adding that the forces reached the western bank of the Tigris River.
Mosul (IraqiNews.com) Gunfire and landmines planted by Islamic State militants killed 28 civilians in western Mosul’s Old City on Sunday as operations continue to clear the last few meters held by the group.
Maj. Maan Omar, from the Nineveh police department, told BasNews that 28 civilians, including 13 children and seven elders, died from gunshots and IED explosions while fleeing al-Midan area in the Old City late Saturday.
Omar said the dead bodies of those civilians remain in the streets and alleyways of that area since then.
According to a monthly death count released by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI), Nineveh province topped the civilian death tally for the month of June with 289 deaths. A total of 411 deaths was counted during that month, besides 294 injuries.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/03/2017 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] West Bank man suspected of arranging transportation for trio who carried out stabbing and shooting spree in which Hadas Malka was killed.
Police said Sunday they had locked away Book 'im, Mahmoud! a Paleostinian man who arranged transportation for three murderous Moslems who entered Jerusalem illegally and carried out a deadly attack last month, and vowed to crack down on others aiding illegal entry into Israel.
Police said the West Bank resident organized transport for a group of Paleostinians who did not have entry permits, including three men who carried out a combined shooting and stabbing attack near Jerusalem’s Old City that left border guard Hadas Malka dead on June 16. He was arrested last week, joining three others who are being held -- the man who drove the three, and the parents of the man who stabbed Malka to death.
The border policewoman was on patrol outside the Old City walls when she was attacked on Sultan Suleiman Street near Damascus Gate of the Old City in Jerusalem. She fought her attacker for several seconds while attempting to draw her weapon, according to a Border Police statement. She was stabbed in the chest and transferred at death's door to Hadassah Hospital Mount Scopus in Jerusalem, where she underwent emergency surgery but succumbed to her injuries.
All three attackers, identified as West Bank Paleostinians, were killed.
Immediately after the attack police arrested a 52-year-old resident of East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya on suspicion of driving the three attackers, along with other West Bank Paleostinians, to Jerusalem. Investigators believe the man knew the intentions of his passengers but did not attempt to stop there and warn authorities.
According to the statement, the driver and the transportation organizer are being held on suspicion of causing death through negligence.
The investigation found that the Issawiya resident drove to Ramallah in the West Bank a day before the attack, on June 15, where he collected the West Bank residents and transported them to Jerusalem to pray at the Temple Mount during what was, at the time, the holy month of Ramadan.
The investigation found that the driver took them on a roundabout route through the south of the country to reach the capital. When they arrived in Jerusalem he dropped off all of the passengers at Damascus Gate. The statement did not detail the movements of the three attackers in the period of time before they assaulted police at the gate the following day.
Israeli law enforcement has long attempted to tamp down on Paleostinians entering Israel illegally, most of whom are employed in construction and other low-paying work. A number of attacks inside Israel have been carried out by Paleostinians who came in with others sneaking through to seek employment.
Police cited incitement in arresting the parents of one of the attackers.
[IsraelTimes] PFLP political head Khalida Jarrar, released from prison last year after serving 14 months for encouraging attacks, held on suspicion of involvement in terror activities.
A well-known Paleostinian politician and activist was placed in durance vile Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un! Saturday night near the West Bank city of Ramallah as part of a joint operation by the IDF and the Shin Bet Security agency, a year after she was released from custody and feted by Israeli politicians.
Paleostinian Legislative Council (PLC) member Khalida Jarrar and fellow Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine member Khitam Khatib were among the 11 individuals arrested "on suspicion of involvement with terrorist activities and violent public disturbances," the army said in a statement.
Jarrar was elected in 2006 to the PLC as a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine, but the Paleostinian parliament has not met since 2007 after elections were won by the Islamist terror movement Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,.
Jarrar was heavily involved in cementing the Paleostinian Authority’s bid to join the International Criminal Court, a PLO spokesperson said in 2015.
The PFLP, a Marxist party considered a terrorist organization by Israel, is second-largest faction in the legislative body after the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas ... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial... ’s Fatah. Jarrar serves as the group’s political leader.
According to the army, her arrest on Saturday "had nothing to do with her membership in the Paleostinian Legislative Council."
In 2015, Jarrar was arrested and later sentenced to 15 months in prison for encouraging attacks against Israelis. She was released a year ago, a month early, due to overcrowding in Israeli jails, according to the Israel Prisons Service.
Upon her release she was greeted by MK Ayman Odeh, the head of the Joint (Arab) List party, and dozens of supporters. Odeh declined to comment Sunday on Jarrar’s latest arrest.
Jarrar has been tossed in the clink Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! multiple times, and still had a five-year suspended sentence upon her release last year, according to Paleostinian rights organization Addameer.
Her husband Ghassan Jarrar, himself tossed in the clink Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out! multiple times, said upon her release that her last stint in prison was "very hard for her," adding proudly that she "set up a school in prison and five girls were able to pass their exams through it."
[IsraelTimes] Cops get suspicious of vehicle with ultra-Orthodox party’s stickers driving on the Jewish day of rest down a major highway.
Border Police officers on Saturday placed in durance vile Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit! 28 Paleostinians suspected of illegally entering Israel, some of whom were caught in a van bedecked with stickers from an ultra-Orthodox party driving on the Sabbath. It was not immediately clear if the van had been stolen.
The arrests took place along Route 6, the northern section of which runs adjacent to the West Bank.
Another six people were arrested for allegedly transporting the illegals into Israel, Hebrew media reports said.
Initial reports did not specify if these six were Israeli or Paleostinian.
Jewish law forbids driving on Shabbat; the Shas sticker therefore raised the suspicion of the Border Police officers who stopped the van.
The van also had a "For Sale" sign posted in the back window, on which it was written, also in accordance with Jewish law, not to phone on Shabbat.
[ARA News] Three boom-mobileings have struck Damascus, killing 20 people in one of the blasts, in the biggest such attack in the Syrian capital since March.
One of the jacket wallahs on Sunday went kaboom! at Tahrir Square near Bab Touma in central Damascus after being encircled by the authorities.
According to a letter sent by the Syrian Foreign Ministry to the UN secretary-general, the number of casualties had gone up to 20.
Two other car kaboomers were pursued and detonated by security forces on the road to Damascus airport southeast of the city, Syrian state media reported.
State TV said the casualty toll had been minimised because the security forces had prevented "the gunnies from reaching their targets", saying they had aimed to target busy areas on the first day back to work after the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Footage broadcast by state TV from Tahrir Square showed roads scattered with debris, several badly damaged cars, and another one that had been turned into a pile of twisted metal.
Damascus has been spared the large-scale battles that have devastated other major Syrian cities during the country’s six-year civil war. However, the difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits... dozens of people have been killed in bombings, particularly on the outskirts of the city.
In mid-March, kabooms on a courthouse and restaurant in Damascus killed 32 people. They were claimed by 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) group. That came days after two kabooms that left 74 dead in the capital’s Old City and were claimed by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham alliance, led by the former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham ...formerly al-Nusra, the current false nose and mustache of al-Qaeda in the Levant...
The Observatory, a Britannia-based monitor, said 18 people were killed in the bombing, including at least seven members of pro-regime security forces and two civilians. It had not identified the remaining victims.
Deir Ezzor (Syria News) The self-proclaimed 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.... Group shot down a helicopter belonging to the Syrian regime forces, using a remote controlled-rocket, near al-Assad Hospital, west of Deir Ezzor, the group’s news agency "Amaq" reported on Sunday.
In a related news, the army aviation carried out several air strikes on the city of Mayadin, east of Deir Ezzor, without causing any casualties.
Meanwhile, ...back at the barn, a little lightbulb figuratively appeared over Bossy's head... ongoing festivities are taking place between the Islamic State and Syrian government forces, backed by foreign militia in al-Huwaika neighborhood, in the city of Deir Ezzor, amid mutual shelling.
It is noteworthy that the US-led international coalition conducted a violent air strike on the town of al-Haseen in the countryside of Deir Ezzor, killing a family of five civilians.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
07/03/2017 00:00 ||
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Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has prescribed a punishment of 50 lashes for whoever brings up the issue of the survival of the group’s supreme leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadil, a local source said Sunday.
According to the source, who spoke to Alsumaria News, the group circulated a brief bulletin across the town of Tal Afar, west of Mosul, setting a punishment of 50 whips for whoever discusses Baghdadi’s death rumors.
The measure came one day after a Friday prayer sermon delivered by a close aide to Baghdadi stoked suspicions around his possible demise during operations by Iraqi and U.S.-led international coalition forces.
According to the source, the move came to avert possible exacerbation of already existing divisions and leadership conflicts.
Baghdadi’s only appearance was in a video clip showing him making the sermon proclaiming the establishment of an Islamist “caliphate” in the Old City’s Grand Nuri Mosque in June 2014, and never showed up again. Speculations and clashing reports about his whereabouts and survival have been plenteous.
Tal Afar (IraqiNews.com) The Islamic State has executed a top leader whose slip of a tongue revived suspicions that the group’s runaway leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, might have been killed.
Alsumaria News quoted a local source on Sunday that saying Abu Qutaiba was burned to death in the group’s stronghold town of Tal Afar, shortly after his arrest over charges of “stirring sedition” through a Friday prayer sermon in which he inadvertently suggested Baghdadi’s possible demise.
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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.