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Sixteen years
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [710 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I don't know what's sadder. The idiots who think it was all our fault because we "don't understand and deserved it" or the idiots who think it "was a conspiracy by the CIA and whoever else they can think off".
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 09/11/2017 5:48 Comments || Top||

#2  ...I've always thought that what should have happened in that first week was 41 standing up and saying, "There will be blood."

And meaning it. And doing it. Level Kabul. Take down anything even resembling military power in Iraq, and telling the Iranians as a matter of national policy that our response to any further terror attacks would be swift, brutal, and overwhelming force. The nation would have backed him, and the world would have sat down, shut up, and looked the other way.

Instead, we have...this.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/11/2017 6:39 Comments || Top||

#3  The 'kinder gentler' war strategy. How's that worked out for you? /rhet question
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/11/2017 7:26 Comments || Top||

#4  This isn't 'day trading.' You can't simply annihilate the enemy and expect 'endless wars' to continue.
Posted by: Besoeker || 09/11/2017 7:36 Comments || Top||

#5  All of those 9/11 terrorists were either Soddies or Yemenis. And yet we still kowtow to the Soddy king. Oil be damned. It makes no sense.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 09/11/2017 9:57 Comments || Top||

#6  Should've sanctioned wetwork on those known responsible, however high up it went.

Sixteen years of service, Fred. Thank you. I've followed you from the first I heard of you on Glenn Reynold's blog
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2017 10:02 Comments || Top||

#7  We have done nothing on the ideology front. We should have been denouncing the evil in Quran and Islam and having Muslims leaving Islam by the m
illions. In fact we are in full retreat.
Posted by: JFM || 09/11/2017 10:05 Comments || Top||

#8  of the 19 terrorists involved, none were Yemenites

the leader was Egyptian

yes, a lot of them were Saudi
Posted by: lord garth || 09/11/2017 10:05 Comments || Top||

#9  The bin Laden family was originally from Yemen.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/11/2017 11:34 Comments || Top||

#10  Same here Frank, ever since the beginning when I went through Insty's Blog Roll. the 'burg, Insty and Tim Blair are the only ones I still follow.

I was and am very disappointed by GWB's wimpy response. Some places in the mid-east should have ceased to exist.
Posted by: AlanC || 09/11/2017 12:00 Comments || Top||

#11  Does Rantburg's blogroll still work? Last time I checked, it was full of dead links.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 09/11/2017 12:38 Comments || Top||

#12  I also think rantburg should memorialize May 15, 2005.

That was the day of the well publicized, much endorsed Muslim march against terrorism in Washington DC. There were fewer than 100 people, many of whom were not muslim.

Posted by: lord garth || 09/11/2017 14:02 Comments || Top||

#13  That is what is pathetic, that although there are plenty of law-abiding citizen and "against" violence, they refuse to come out and denounce Islamic terrorism.
Posted by: Clem || 09/11/2017 15:00 Comments || Top||

#14  Every once in awhile I go through and weed the blogroll. They seem to go quicker than I can wave goodbye.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 15:24 Comments || Top||

memorialize May 15, 2005

Mohammedans, ever magnanimous,
On 5/15 almost unanimous:
As dozens march peacefully,
Millions are blissfully
Missing, en masse. Pusillanimous.

There's fifteen seconds of infamy, anyway. I'll work on it.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/11/2017 18:25 Comments || Top||

#16  Sadly, if the definition of victory is "imposing your will on the enemy", we aren't on the winning side.
Posted by: charger || 09/11/2017 19:48 Comments || Top||

#17  The only weapon left out of the conguering arsonal was the two edged sword of the Christian faith, a.k.a. The Word.
Posted by: Threatch Jeamp8135 || 09/11/2017 21:40 Comments || Top||

-Lurid Crime Tales-
Statue of Jan III Sobieski Desecrated on the Kahlenberg
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [478 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Offensive to Muslims?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2017 1:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Without looking, Ima gonna say slave owner.
Posted by: Raj || 09/11/2017 2:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Offensive to Muslims?

Offensive to Marxists, their enablers.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/11/2017 8:55 Comments || Top||

#4  How quick we forget the "Defenders of the Faith". Geeze, Gates of Vienna? . He saved the city from the Muslim hordes invading southern Europe..... Under Kara Mustafa. The Day of the Siege September 11th, 1683. The desercation of his statue is no surprise on this day.

John III Sobieski led the charge at the head of 3,000 Polish heavy lancers, the famed "Winged Hussars". In this he ranks as the Polish Charles Martel. No wonder the Muslims hate him.

John III Sobieski King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania from 1674 until his death.
Posted by: Woodrow || 09/11/2017 17:03 Comments || Top||

Senior Taliban leaders among several dead in Maidan Wardak airstrikes
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] A series of Arclight airstrikes targeted the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
Death Eaters in central Maidan Wardak province of Afghanistan, located close to capital Kabul, leaving several dead, including some of their senior commanders.

The provincial police commandment in a statement said the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the past 24 hours in the vicinity of Salman Fars area located in the central parts of the province.

The statement further added that twelve Taliban Death Eaters including three of their senior commanders were killed in the Arclight airstrikes.

At least seven Taliban Death Eaters were also among those maimed in the Arclight airstrikes, the provincial police commandment said.

According to the local officials, the Taliban leaders killed in the Arclight airstrikes have been identified as commander Esmatullah, Qari Dil Agha, and Rafiqullah also famous as Haidar.

The officials are saying that the Death Eaters had gathered in Charka village and were apparently planning their future attacks when they came under fire.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Suicide Bomber Kills At Least Six In Beledweyne, Central Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] At least 6 people died on Sunday after a jacket wallah went kaboom! in a restaurant just outside a bigwig’s office in the central Somali city of Beledweyne, police and residents said.

The al Qaeda-linked al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
group said it was behind the attack.

"At least six people died and several others were maimed. A suicide bomber blew up himself in a restaurant," major Hussein Osman, a police officer told Rooters from Beledweyne.

The Sunday afternoon blast took place outside the office of the governor of the Hiran region, where he was holding a meeting, police and residents said.

"We are behind the attack at the Hiran governor’s headquarters. There are casualties. We targeted the workers of the Hiran administration," said Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabaab’s military operation front man.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [198 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Somali Security Forces Carry Out Sweep In Mogadishu
[RADIOSHABELLE] Somali government forces have launched Sunday morning a massive crackdown in several districts in Banadir region after separate killings in Mogadishu by unknown Gunmen.

Somali security forces conducted the operation, targeting Yaqshid, Hiliwaa, Boondheere, Hamar Jajab and Hodan districts in Banadir region.

Witnesses told Shabelle radio that a number of people were tossed in the calaboose
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
during the operation, in connection with the liquidations in Mogadishu.

The government officials have not yet released any statement, regarding the operations.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
10 militants dead, nine Egyptian policemen wounded in Cairo shootout
[AlAhram] Ten bandidos holy warriors were killed and nine coppers were maimed on Sunday in a shootout in central Cairo's Agouza district as police were executing a raid, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior.

Security forces had received information that a number of bandidos holy warriors who escaped the restive North Sinai were hiding out in two apartments in Agouza and were planning a number of attacks in central governorates.

Police were met with gunfire when they attempted to execute an arrest warrant on the suspects at dawn, according to the ministry.

A number of weapons were found in the two apartments.

Six of the suspects have been identified, all of whom had registered addresses in the Greater Cairo area. Two of the suspects were wanted on terrorism-related charges in North Sinai.
The Times of Israel adds:
Egyptian security officials said the militants were members of Hasm, a breakaway Brotherhood faction that has targeted police and army officers in Cairo over the past year in a series of brazen attacks.

Police found in the two apartments bomb-making materials, assault rifles and ammunition as well as maps of vital state installations and computers in which instructions and details of future attacks were stored, they said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

Jewish family beaten, robbed in ‘anti-Semitic’ home invasion near Paris
[IsraelTimes] Assailants said to tell victims, 'You are Jewish, you have money,' before brutally attacking them, threatening to kill them

Three members of a prominent French Jewish family were kidnapped, tied up, brutally beaten and robbed on Thursday night in their home in the suburb of Livry-Gargan northeast of Gay Paree, French authorities said Sunday.

According to the National Bureau for Vigilance against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA), three individuals broke into the house Roger Pinto, the president of the Siona group representing Sephardic Jews, by cutting through the home’s window bars. They then cut off the electricity in the house, tied up Pinto’s son, and held and beat his wife. It was only on Friday morning, several hours later, that Pinto managed to discretely contact police, causing the intruders to flee.

According to the BNVCA report, the unidentified attackers told their victims, "You are Jewish, you have money."

The assailants, black men in their 20s or 30s, according to the victims’ description, took jewelry, cash and credit cards.

The Pintos were taken to hospital for treatment. They suffered some minor injuries but were deeply traumatized, the report said.

The BNVCA called the attack "manifestly anti-Semitic" and "premeditated," and said the family was "threatened with death" and "violently beaten."

In a statement on Sunday, CRIF, the umbrella body of French Jewish organizations, said it "powerfully condemns the very violent and anti-Semitic aggression."

"This odious act is proof, if we needed any, that the Jews of La Belle France are especially threatened in the street, and even more disturbingly, within their very homes," CRIF President Francis Kalifat said.

"After the atrocious murder of Sarah Halimi in her home, this new attack must bring the authorities in our country to a heightened vigilance and deterrence-inducing steps," he added.

Halimi, a 65-year-old Orthodox Jew, was killed by her Moslem neighbor in April in Gay Paree. Prosecutors dropped the anti-Semitic accusation from his indictment, drawing fierce condemnation from the Jewish community.

The Union of Jewish Students of La Belle France also condemned Thursday’s attack, lamenting "the insecurity of French Jews."

Israel’s ambassador to La Belle France, Aliza Bin Noun, offered her own "support to the Jewish family in Livry-Gargan" and "strongly condemn[ed] this anti-Semitic attack" in a tweet Sunday.

The incident is one of several cases in La Belle France in recent years in which criminals singled out Jews out of the apparent belief that they have money.

In 2014, three men broke into the home of a Jewish family in Creteil near Gay Paree. One of them raped a young woman there while another guarded her boyfriend, whom they took prisoner, and a third went with the couple’s credit card to extract cash from an ATM machine. They too allegedly said they targeted the couple because the victims are Jewish.

Occurring amid a major increase in anti-Semitic violence in La Belle France accompanying Israel’s war with Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, in Gazoo that year, the Creteil incident echoed for many the traumatic murder and torture in 2006 of Ilan Halimi, a Jewish phone salesman who was kidnapped by a gang led by a career criminal with a history of targeting mostly Jewish victims.

Some French Jews regard the 2006 Halimi murder as the turning point in the emergence of a wave of violence against Jews in La Belle France and Belgium, in which more than 12 people have died since 2012 in at least three jihadist attacks on Jewish targets.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [215 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

More than 300 Syrian refugees rescued, arrive in Cyprus
[AlAhram] Two boats crowded with 305 Syrian refugees arrived in Cyprus overnight, police said on Sunday, one of the largest group landings of migrants colonists to the island since the outbreak of the Syrian war in 2011.

The vessels were tracked sailing to the north-west of the island and were thought to have set off from the Ottoman Turkish coastal city of Mersin.

"For their safety they were towed to harbour," a police front man said. One of the vessels had been taking in water, the front man added.

Cyprus is the closest European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
member state to Syria, yet many fleeing conflict have largely avoided the island because it has no direct easy access to the rest of the continent.

The single largest group arrival since the Syrian conflict started was 345 people who were rescued in September 2014.

Police said they were questioning a 36 year old Syrian man believed to have been steering one of the vessels. The others would be taken to a reception centre west of the capital, Nicosia.

The Syrians, who included many minors, appeared in good health. A woman and her infant were taken to hospital for precautionary reasons, the front man added.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [217 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

The Grand Turk
Turkey Stops Hundreds of Syrians on Black Sea
[AnNahar] Ottoman Turkish authorities said Sunday they stopped 313 migrants colonists on the Black Sea attempting to reach Balkan countries in the last two days, suggesting the emergence of an alternative route to Europe.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire....
's coasties said it stopped a fishing boat carrying 93 Syrians and one Afghan off the northern coast of Istanbul. The coasties says they were with a suspected Ottoman Turkish smuggler.

The coasties also intercepted 68 Syrians and two Iranians in a sailboat with one alleged Ottoman Turkish smuggler 36 nautical miles east of Bulgaria on Saturday.

Late Friday, an official vessel stopped 149 Syrians and two Ukrainians thought to be smugglers in a fishing boat emitting a distress signal 14 nautical miles east of Romania.

The migrants colonists and suspects were brought to northwestern Kirklareli province in Turkey for processing.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [212 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Home Front: WoT
Peaceful Portland Protests™ turn violent as seven Antifa demonstrators are arrested
check out the mug shots, including Thomas 'Sarah' Wallace
At least seven were arrested in Portland on Sunday during violent clashes between Antifa demonstrators and white nationalists.

Two police officers were injured as protesters threw rocks and smoke bombs at police during the 'Patriot Prayer' rally.

Authorities in the city were preparing for violence at around noon as anticipation grew for a rally that was staged by the right-wing organization.

At around the same time, police made sure to create a buffer between Patriot Prayer and several hundred counter-protesters belonging to another group which demonstrated under the banner ‘Shut Down White Supremacy'.

There was also a street march organized by the group Portland Stands United Against Hate.

The tensions nearly escalated to a tragedy after police arrested one man who witnesses say attempted to plow his pick-up truck into a group of Antifa demonstrators.
Posted by: Frank G || 09/11/2017 09:57 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [409 views] Top|| File under: Antifa

#1  Useful idiots...so much cannon fodder for Soros
Posted by: Warthog || 09/11/2017 10:28 Comments || Top||

#2  I'm curious where the 'White Nationalists' label comes from. I looked at the article and didn't see any Nazi symbols - just a 'Trump' sign.

Am I missing something. Seems the media is starting to smear anything to the right of Joseph Stalin as 'White Nationalist.

And per the pic -does that mean we can start shooting AntiFa members now?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 09/11/2017 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  Peaceful Portland Protests™ turn violent as seven Antifa demonstrators are arrested

Shouldn't be "When Peaceful Portland Protests™ turn violent, seven Antifa demonstrators are arrested"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/11/2017 12:09 Comments || Top||

#4  It's Reuters - They're great for phrasing for groups that they like.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/11/2017 15:58 Comments || Top||

Three Hazaras among four shot dead in Quetta
[DAWN] Four people, including three members of the Hazara community, were killed and two others were maimed when unidentified gunnies opened fire on their vehicle in Quetta's Kuchlak area on Sunday evening.

The members were "targeted" on their way from the Chaman border crossing at the Pak-Afghan border, said police official Zahoor Khan.

Two women travelling in the car were maimed and transferred to Quetta's Civil Hospital for treatment, Khan told DawnNews, adding, "The incident seems to be an act of assassination'>assassination

The suspects sped away on their cycle of violences after opening fire, Khan said.

Moments later, police officials and law enforcement agencies' personnel arrived at the site of the incident as investigations into the shooting were underway.

In the aftermath of the attack, traffic at the busy Kuchlak Bazar was jammed for one hour.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

Over 17 IS militants killed, 5 civilians wounded in coalition shelling in Anbar
[Iraq News] More than seventeen 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....
members were killed, while other civilians were maimed in Arclight airstrikes in western Anbar, a security source said.

"U.S.-led Coalition jets bombarded on Sunday IS locations in Qaim, Annah and Rawa, west of Anbar. Seventeen IS members, including leader, Mohammed Abboud Abd Manaf, were killed in Wadi al-Kasr region, located between Annah and Rawa. IS member in charge of the group’s prisons in Qaim, known as Farhan Rafiq Eteiwy, was also killed," the source told Alghad Press on Sunday.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source added, "the shelling left five civilians maimed, with two of them at death's door. Moreover, a group’s weapon stash was destroyed."

On Friday, Coalition jets reportedly bombarded three booby-trapped vehicles in several regions in Annah, killing several Lion of Islams. Late August, the Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell said the air force bombarded six IS locations in Qaim, killing 94 members, including a senior security commander and a close aide to the group’s supreme leader abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [214 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Turkish woman apprehended before suicide attack on Iraqi army in Tal Afar
[Iraq News] Iraqi army forces jugged
Don't shoot, coppers! I'm comin' out!
a Ottoman Turkish woman before she blew herself up in the troops northwest of Nineveh, state TV reported on Sunday.

Al Iraqiya TV said the woman, of an Azebaijani origin, tried to storm into the troops and blow herself up in Ayadiyah, 15 kilometers northwest of Tal Afar, 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 last bastion in Nineveh province.

A report by the channel showed army commanders interrogating "Naela", as she was identified by her captors. She said she had entered Iraq three years earlier with her husband, also a Turk, before he was killed in an air raid. She later got married to another Iraqi member of the Islamic State.

She was arrested wearing an boom belt but was persuaded to surrender, according to the report.
Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [201 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Blasts heard at Islamic State headquarters in Kirkuk
[Iraq News] Blasts were heard Sunday at 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....
offices in Kirkuk as the province anticipates military operations to retake areas held by the bad boy group since 2014.

A local source told Alsumaria News that violent kabooms were heard at three Islamic State headquarters in central Hawija (55 km southwest of Kirkuk) following strikes by warplanes from the United States-led coalition.

"One of the targeted locations was used by the group as a secret meeting room, and had been under tight security," said the source.

A week ago, the Iraqi Joint Operations Command said operations would launch sooner to recapture Hawija. The announcement came shortly after the JOC said it totally took over Tal Afar, the Islamic State’s last stronghold in Nineveh province. Earlier in July, Iraqi troops, backed by a United States-led coalition, recaptured djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
, Islamic State’s former capital, after more than eight months of battles.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Police kill 14 Islamic State militants who fled Tal Afar to Diyala
That worked well.
[Iraq News] Iraqi police forces killed 14 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....
faceless myrmidons in northeastern Diyala province on Sunday, a local police commander was quoted saying.

Jassem al-Saadi, Diyala police chief, said in statements that the bully boys, who were killed in an operation at the area between Imam Weiss and Naft Khana, had arrived to the area fleeing from Tal Afar, the Islamic State’s stronghold in western Nineveh which Iraqi forces recaptured late August.

Four rest houses and a collection of boom belts and arms were destroyed in the operation, according to Saadi.

Violence and armed conflicts left 297 Iraqis dead and maimed during the month of ِAugust, according to a monthly count by the United Nations
...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships...
Assistance Mission in Iraq which excludes security members deaths.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [164 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Southeast Asia
Rohingya rebels call one-month Myanmar ceasefire as exodus grows
[DAWN] Rohingya holy warriors, who sparked an army crackdown in Myanmar that has seen nearly 300,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh, on Sunday declared a unilateral ceasefire to allow aid to reach the increasingly desperate refugees.

The United Nations
...boodling on the grand scale...
(UN) said 294,000 bedraggled and exhausted Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since the holy warriors' attacks on Myanmar security forces in Rakhine state on August 25 sparked a major military backlash.

Tens of thousands more are believed to be on the move inside Rakhine after more than a fortnight without shelter, food and water.

Three Rohingya are reported to have been killed by a mine near the border allegedly laid by Myanmar security forces to stop the runaways returning.

Mainly Buddhist Myanmar does not recognise its stateless Moslem Rohingya community, labelling them as "Bengalis" ─ illegal immigrants colonists from Bangladesh.

A further 27,000 ethnic Rakhine Buddhists as well as Hindus have also fled violence that has gripped the northern part of the state.

"The Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) hereby declares a temporary cessation of offensive military operations," the group said in a statement on its official Twitter account.

It urged "all humanitarian actors" to resume aid delivery to "all victims of humanitarian crisis irrespective of ethnic or religious background" during the one-month ceasefire period until October 9.

ARSA called on Myanmar to "reciprocate this humanitarian pause" in fighting.

There was no immediate response from Myanmar's military, but on Saturday authorities said they would set up three relief camps in Rohingya-majority areas.

Posted by: Fred || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [323 views] Top|| File under: Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army

#1  Last I heard, the Myanmar gov said "Thanks, but no thanks".
Posted by: SteveS || 09/11/2017 1:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Hudna.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/11/2017 7:58 Comments || Top||

#3  ARSA almost got their name right. Almost.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 09/11/2017 12:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Muslims in the Philippines have gotten autonomy because they're fighting against Pinoys, who fight by American rules, more or less, except they don't have an American budget. Muslims in Burma will probably lose big time. Because the Burmese government plays by non-Western rules. Rebels and their civilian supporters will either cease their insurrection or be massacred or expelled.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 09/11/2017 23:03 Comments || Top||

Philippine troops nab Abu Sayyaf rebel
[Inquirer] Philippine troops arrested a member of the Abu Sayyaf under top leader Radullan Sahiron in Sulu, the military disclosed Friday. Milham Saham was intercepted by soldiers in Patikul town on Thursday evening.

The Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Western Mindanao Command (Wesmincom) described Saham as a notorious member of the terrorist group.

Military spokesman Cirilito Sobejana said, “Troops conducted a checkpoint following reports on the alleged movement of the Abu Sayyaf in the area, resulting in the arrest of Abu Sayyaf member Saham."

“Saham was positively identified by informants as an Abu Sayyaf member under Sahiron. He was previously associated with the groups of late sub-leaders Hairulla Asbang and Alhabsy Misaya,” Western Mindanao Command said.

He is also linked to the group of sub-leader Alden Bagadi, known as Sayning, who is his cousin. Saham is a Abu Sayyaf militant known to residents of Barangays Buganginan and Kaunayan in Patikul.
Posted by: ryuge || 09/11/2017 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [243 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

Russian strike kills 34 civilians in Syria
[DAWN] At least 34 non-combatants were killed on Sunday when Russian warplanes targeted ferries carrying them across the Euphrates River near Syria's eastern city of Deir Ezzor, a monitor said.

The Britannia-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group initially reported 21 deaths in Russian air strikes but later raised the toll to 34, saying that "more bodies have been found in the river".

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said nine children were among those killed fleeing fighting and that "dozens" of people were maimed in the strikes.

He said the raids targeted "more than 40 ferries" that had left al-Boulil town southwest of Deir Ezzor city for the eastern shore of the river.

The Observatory relies on a network of sources inside Syria, and says it determines whose planes carry out raids according to type, location, flight patterns and munitions used.

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#1  Notice that it's not Iran Press...
Posted by: Pappy || 09/11/2017 16:03 Comments || Top||

Syrian army, allies retake control over Dayr al-Zawr power station
[Iran Press TV] Syrian army soldiers, backed by allied fighters from popular defense groups, have managed to regain full control over a power station in Dayr al-Zawr as they push to drive the ISIS Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
Death Eaters out of the strategic eastern city.

Syrian government forces and their allies recaptured the facility, which lies west of Dayr al-Zawr air base, on Sunday following intense festivities with ISIS holy warriors, pro-government and Arabic-language al-Masdar news agency reported.

Moreover, Syrian soldiers managed to wrest control over the highway linking Dayr al-Zawr to the city of Sukhnah, and advanced on the Brigade 137 base as well as al-Panorama district. Scores of ISIS bad boyz were potted and injured during the operations and their military hardware destroyed.

Syrian army units also tightened the noose around scores of ISIS Death Eaters on the outskirts of al-Taim oil field, killing and injuring many of them.

The developments came only a day after Syrian army troops and pro-government fighters managed to break a nearly three-year siege imposed by ISIS Takfiris on Dayr al-Zawr air base.

Syrian government forces and their allies had launched a new push on Friday towards the besieged military airport, as part of a multi-pronged offensive to retake the entire Dayr al-Zawr, located 450 kilometers northeast of the capital Damascus, from ISIS krazed killers.

At least 40 trucks carrying basic commodities such as fuel, food and medical supplies for civilians, in addition to two mobile clinics, arrived in Dayr al-Zawr on Thursday, only two days after Syrian army forces and fighters from popular defense groups reached the eastern city and breached the ISIS siege.
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Israeli warplanes cause sonic boom over southern Lebanon
[Iran Press TV] Israeli fighter jets have violated Lebanese airspace and flown low over parts of the country in flagrant violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

Security sources and residents said the Israeli aircraft crossed into Lebanese airspace over the southern city of Sidon, located 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of the capital, Beirut, on Sunday, causing sonic booms that broke windows and shook buildings.

The sonic booms also caused panic among local residents. The Israeli military is yet to comment on the incident.

The incident came a day after Leb’s Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil said the Arab country would lodge an "urgent complaint" with the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Security Council against Israel over an Arclight airstrike conducted from the Lebanese airspace on a military facility in the western Syrian province of Hama.

The Syrian army said in a statement on September 7 that Israeli warplanes had fired a number of missiles at 2:42 a.m. local time (0042 GMT) from the Lebanese airspace against one of its military positions near the town of Masyaf, located approximately 40 kilometers west of the historic provincial capital city of Hama.
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#1  Iran is getting too close to the border.
Posted by: newc || 09/11/2017 1:36 Comments || Top||

Iran's missile boat warns off US warship in Sea of Oman
[Iran Press TV] An Iranian missile boat has warned off an American warship approaching an Iranian dhow in the Sea of Oman, the Navy of the Islamic Theocratic Republic of Iran Army said in a statement on Sunday.

"The dhow, Shams (Sun), had set sail from the port city of Jask in southeastern Iran to test its motor. Forty-five miles (72 kilometers) into the sea, the vessel’s motor started to malfunction, prompting the sailors to alert the Iranian Navy," it said.

The Navy dispatched Falakhan (Sling) missile boat to the vessel’s rescue, which towed the broken-down dhow to the port but before that, the US destroyer was seen approaching the site, it said.

"The American warship left the area with a warning and the announcement of the Falakhan missile boat's timely presence in the region," the statement said.

Iran's naval patrols and US warships have been engaged in a series of face-offs in the Persian Gulf in recent months, where Washington has accused Iranian vessels of "harassing" American warships.

Iranian military commanders say while their units continue routine patrols, US naval units have changed their navigational patterns since President Donald Trump
...New York real estate developer, described by Dems as illiterate, racist, misogynistic, and what ever other unpleasant descriptions they can think of, elected by the rest of us as 45th President of the United States...
came into office, often engaging in provocative maneuvers near Iran's vessels.
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Israeli satellite images show damage to Syrian weapons facility
[IsraelTimes] New pictures show impact, geo-strategic sensitivity of Arclight airstrike attributed to Israel on an Assad regime site where chemical weapons, missiles were believed to have been produced.
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Terror Networks
IS group holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: Report
[AlAhram] German authorities believe 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....
group holds some 11,100 blank Syrian passports that can be completed with any individual's details, weekly newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday.

Investigators have assembled a list of serial numbers of the blank passports and the authorities that issued them, the newspaper reported, citing confidential documents from federal police and the interior ministry.

The stolen passports are genuine identity papers that have not yet been filled out with an individual's details, making them a valuable tool for forgers.

In total, German security services are aware of some 18,002 blank Syrian passports stolen from Syrian government sites, including thousands held by groups other than IS.

"Developments in connection with the refugee situation have shown that terrorist organizations are using the opportunity to infiltrate potential attackers or supporters into Europe
...also known as Moslem Lebensraum...
and Germany undetected," a spokeswoman for the BKA federal criminal police told Bild am Sonntag.

some people are alive only because it's illegal to kill them...
"'Fake or altered passports are mostly used for illegal entry without further motives like carrying out a terrorist attack," the spokeswoman said.

Some 8,625 passports checked by German migration authorities in 2016 turned out to be fakes according to the documents seen by Bild am Sonntag.

But the files provided no information on how many of the passports were among those that had passed through IS' hands.
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