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Drone strike kills 2 al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [344 views] Top|| File under:

#1  That’s the third Bloid in a row. We’ve got a trend, folks.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2018 2:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Let's see how long my hands hold out this time.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 2:21 Comments || Top||

#3  What comes after a trend? A Convoy?

Whatever it is I love it.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2018 7:29 Comments || Top||

#4  I love Bessie Love
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/18/2018 8:15 Comments || Top||

#5  yep. Thanks Fred
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2018 9:27 Comments || Top||

#6  Perhaps Fred will check his archives for a pic of Joan Blondell one day to grace The Defender-Scimitar?
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/18/2018 17:17 Comments || Top||

Drone strikes target Taliban’s largest heroin lab in Farah province
[Khaama (Afghanistan)] One of the largest heroin labs of the Taliban
...Arabic for students...
group was eliminated in dronezaps conducted by the US forces in western Farah province of Afghanistan.

The provincial police commandment said the Arclight airstrikes were carried out in the vicinity of Bakwa district and as a result at least eight holy warriors were also killed.

According to the police officials, the heroin lab was located in Ashkan village and around one thousand kgs of drugs were also destroyed during the raid.

The anti-government armed bully boy groups including the Taliban snuffies have not commented regarding the report so far.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [211 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
Kenyan Police Kill Shaboob, Arrest Two In Isiolo
[RADIOSHABELLE] A terror suspect was killed while two others were incarcerated
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
on Friday after engaging security officers in a shootout at their hideout in Merti, Isiolo County.

Police recovered more than 1,000 bullets, 36 grenades, 18 IEDs, 5 AK-47 rifles and an assortment of other weapons from Abdimajit Hassan Adan Keynan and Mohammed Nane Keynan aged 24 and 23 years respectively.

Two suspects, however, managed to escape and are still on the lam.

Confirming the incident, Isiolo County Criminal Investigations officer Raphael Barasa said that Police officers were on the security patrol in Yamicha in Merti Town when they spotted a car hidden in a thicket raising their suspicions that it could have been dumped by al-Shabaab
... Somalia's version of the Taliban, functioning as an arm of al-Qaeda...

"One of the suspects alighted from the Mitsubishi Sports Car and engaged the officers in a fierce shootout. Our officers opened fire and killed him instantly," said the OCPD.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [209 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Kenya Police Seize Vehicle Carrying Weapons From Somalia
[RADIOSHABELLE] Kenyan police have confiscated a vehicle carrying weapons suspected to have imported from Somalia.

The vehicle was traveling along the Meru-Isiolo road when the officers seized it following intelligence report, according to Isiolo county commissioner, George Natembeya.

Natembeya said the Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) car was loaded with 36 grenades, 1800 bullets, 360kg of IED, five AK47 rifles, 37 knives.

"We have received tips off of the vehicle, after we confirmed the reliability of the sources, officers were dispatched who waylaid the vehicle near a village which is 210 km away from Isiolo town. three suspects were locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
while the officers are still hunting down two others who fled during the operations" said Natembeya who spoke to local Borana Radio in Isiolo town.

It is yet unclear the target of the vehicle.

...back at the hanging, Butch continued with his last words, trying not to repeat himself too often......
Isiolo Country Investigation officer, Rachael Barasa said on Friday the police potted suspected Alshabaab fighter following a brief shootout with him.

Barasa noted that the police were on patrol near Yamicha village of Merti town when they spotted a vehicle hidden in a thicket forest.

"The slain man tried to engaged the officers as they approach the packed car prompting action that left one suspect dead. Two other occupants of the vehicle managed to escape," Barasa said.

Alshabaab fighters have been attacking Kenya since 2011 when the East African sent its troops.

The gunnies launched deadly attacks in Northeastern, coast and Nairobi regions of Kenya.

Over 215 people were killed in two deadliest attacks on Westgate Mall and Garissa University which took place in 2013 and 2015 respectively.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [223 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Kenya: Sheikh Linked With Being Member Of Al-Shabab Charged
[RADIOSHABELLE] A Sheik accused of being a member of Al-Shabaab
... the Islamic version of the old Somali warlord...
and radicalizing Kenyan youths has been charged with 10 counts of terrorism.

Guyo Gorsa allegedly committed the offense on or before January 13 at Madrassa Toba within Marsabit town.

Gorsa was also charged that on the same dates and place, he was found in possession of a mobile phone which had 26 videos.

Police claimed that the videos had information for use in the commission of a terrorist act against the law.

He faced another charge of being in possession of an article which had information saying "itakuwa asubuhi mbaya kwa walioonywa" (It will a bad morning for those who have been warned), which was to be used in the commission of a terrorist act.

Gorsa was further charged with seven more counts of terrorism. He denied all the charges before Resident Magistrate Hellen Onkwani. He was denied bail after the prosecution argued that he was facing serious charges The Sheikh has been detained at Industrial Area remand pending his bond application.

The case will be mentioned on February 20 for a bond application. Last month, the police requested the court to detain Gorsa for 30 days pending investigations before taking plea yesterday. Prosecutor Duncan Ondimu said that intelligence had indicated that Gorsa was involved in terrorism.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Africa North
Day 9: Egypt's military says kills seven 'takfiris', arrests 408 suspects in north and central Sinai
[AlAhram] Egypt’s army said on Saturday it killed seven "takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who most be killed...
s" in north and central Sinai and enjugged
Drop the rosco, Muggsy, or you're one with the ages!
408 suspected or wanted criminal elements as Comprehensive Operation Sinai 2018 continues into its ninth day.

In the ninth communique since the counter-terrorism campaign was launched last Friday, the army said the air forces destroyed eight terrorist targets, killing three "takfiris" and destroying a 4x4 wheeler carrying a half-inch submachine gun.

The Arabic word "takfiri" refers to hardline Sunni Moslems who accuse other Moslems of being infidels, often as a justification for using violence against them.

The army said forces also raided a dangerous terrorist hotspot, killing four of the armed "takfiri" elements during a shootout, adding that the raid resulted in the confiscation of two machine guns and a improvised bomb.

The statement said 408 suspected or wanted criminals were arrested and are being legally processed.

Operation Sinai 2018 was launched last Friday, involving land, naval and air forces, as well as the police and border guards, targeting "terrorist and criminal elements and organizations" in northern and central Sinai, as well as parts of the Nile Delta and the Western Desert.

The statement said army engineers uncovered and diffused 45 IEDs which were planted to target security forces during operations.

The army added that its forces destroyed 158 dens and storehouses containing a number of highly kabooms, C4 and chemical elements used to manufacture IEDs, transmission devices, as well as seven vehicles and 32 unlicensed cycle of violences used by the terrorist elements.

Seven tonnes of narcotics were also seized in the operations.

The statement added that the naval forces continued to conduct missions to secure the coasts from Rafah till al-Arish in order to stop the escape of terrorist elements through the sea.

The joint combat units of the border guard and the police conducted 586 flying checkpoints on main roads and across desert areas nationwide, imposing full control along the southern and western borders.

According to the statement, Border Guard forces stopped an attempt to smuggle weapons and narcotics on the western borders, seizing 99 guns and 400,000 different narcotic pills.

As part of the efforts to bring the legal status of citizens who live in north and central Sinai up to date, the army said the interior ministry was currently issuing and renewing national IDs, as well as driving licenses and licenses for vehicles and cycle of violences.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under: Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis (IS)

#1  destroying a 4x4 wheeler carrying a half-inch submachine gun

I think that really qualifies as a small arm
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2018 10:03 Comments || Top||

#2  I think they mean 0.5 HMG
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2018 11:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Picture of the perps.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/18/2018 19:42 Comments || Top||

Africa Subsaharan
Nigeria: 18 Killed in Borno Suicide Bomb Attacks
[All Africa] At least 18 persons were killed and 22 others injured as three jacket wallahs staged attacked a Borno community Friday night, police said.

The suspected Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
suicide bombers attacked Kasuwan Kifi village in Konduga local government area of the state.

Konduga is about 25km southeast of Maiduguri, the Borno capital.

In Kasuwan Kifi, there is a thriving night market where residents sell fried fish and food ingredients. The attackers infiltrated the market and detonated themselves there.

Borno Commissioner of Police, Damian Chukwu, who confirmed the incident, said the attack occurred despite "proactive" measures taken by the police to decongest the market.

"There were many people there frying bean cake (kose/akara), yams and other consumables," said the CP.

"There were also young men playing snookers there. The bombers detonated explosives at about 8pm yesterday (Friday night), killing themselves and 18 others. Twenty others were also injured," Mr. Chukwu disclosed.

Mr. Chukwu said the police explosive ordinance department was quickly deployed to the scene.

"Those injured have been evacuated and rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) for treatment," he said.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [197 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram (ISIS)

Drone strike kills 2 al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] A US dronezap in central 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...
killed two suspected al-Qaeda members on a cycle of violence including a local commander, a security official said on Saturday.

The unmanned aircraft struck the cycle of violence carrying the men in Bayda province at around midnight on Friday, the official told AFP.

"The strike targeted two al-Qaeda krazed killers, local commander Abu Hussein al-Theriya and another, Dawoud al-Sanaani, as they rode through the province," he said.

Although the US only sporadically reports on its long-running bombing campaign against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP), it is the only force known to operate armed drones over Yemen.

The drone war has intensified 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...
took office.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Saudi forces counter Houthi infiltration attempt from Yemen border region
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Saudi forces on Friday carried out a full-scale military operation off Jazan, a city near the 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...
border, in which they ambushed 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 ...
elements who tried to infiltrate the border checkpoint.

The mission was carried out by members of the Saudi army infantry, carrying sophisticated weapons to target the militia in mountainous areas where Houthis were gathering to reinforce before their attempt to infiltrate the border.

Around 30 Houthi gunnies were killed in the attack, while militia attack posts were also destroyed.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

Army wages offensives on Saudi enemy's sites, gatherings on Friday
[SABANEWS.NET] The army and popular committees have waged offensive operations on Saudi enemy's sites, inflicting them heavy losses over the last 24 hours, according to military reports obtained by Saba.

In Najran border province, dozens of Saudi-paid mercenaries were killed and maimed during repelling their infiltration attempts toward Alib mountains series under the cover of air from Apache helicopters, reconnaissance and warplanes which launched 10 strikes.

Also in Najran, artillery shelling targeted gatherings of Saudi soldiers in Akafa camp, Sudais and Shurfa sites.

In Asir border province, dozens of mercenaries were killed and others injured when the army and committees foiled their advance toward Salami-well in front of Boqea border crossing, while artillery shelling targeted Saudi soldiers' gatherings in Misyal site.

In the border province Jizan, katyusha rockets were fired toward gatherings of Saudi soldiers in Aridha camp, while other gatherings targeted in Mustahdath and Nashaw.

In Shyaba center, a Saudi military vehicle was destroyed by a guided rockets.

In restive Lahj
... a Yemeni governate located in the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It is the stomping grounds on the southern secessionist al-Harak movement
province, a missile, Ghirad, was fired toward mercenaries ' gatherings north of Kahbub district, while a military offensive operation was carried out on ther sites in Sanmah and Kufiah sites of the same district.

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...
province of Jawf, two of Saudi-paid mercenaries were rubbed out in Mutun district, while a military vehicle, loaded with mercenaries, was bombed in Utemah desert, killing all its crew.

In Nehm district, two mercenaries were bumped off in Qutib area.

In Taiz province, dozens of mercenaries were killed and maimed during an offensive which targeted their sites in Kabush area of Haifan district.

In Wazaiah district, an offensive operation was carried out on mercenaries' sites in east of Haima triangle , burning a military vehicle.

In Bayda province, tens of mercenaries were killed and injured when the army and popular forces foiled their advance north of Yafan village of Thi-Naem district.

In Hajjah province, artillery shelling targeted gatherings of mercenaries in the north of Medi desert.

In Marib province, ten of Saudi-paid mercenaries were sniped in several areas of Serwah district, while artillery force of the army and popular committees shelled Saudi-paid mercenaries in Matar hill of the same district.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Houthis

#1  They named a missile Gerard?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/18/2018 8:40 Comments || Top||

Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Five women killed in shooting outside Russian church. "Allahu Akbar"
[SkyNews] Five women have been killed after a gunman opened fire on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region.

Russian news agency Tass reported that the gunman was shot dead by police after killing four worshippers and wounding four others in an attack in the town of Kizlyar.

The gunman was armed with a hunting rifle and charged towards the church shouting "Allahu Akbar", the Arabic phrase meaning "God is Great", according to Father Pavel, the priest who had delivered the service.

"Four people were killed. The shooter was shot dead. Two police officers and a woman were wounded," Kizlyar mayor Alexander Shuvalov told Tass.

The gunman targeted worshippers at a Russian Orthodox church in the mainly Muslim region, although no motive has been established yet.
"But DEFINITELY not terrorism"
According to Interfax, the shooter has been identified as a local man in his early 20s.

Dagestan is a predominantly Muslim region of the Caucasus, located between the Black and Caspian seas.

It has been the scene of an Islamist insurgency following separatist wars in neighbouring Chechnya.
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2018 14:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [472 views] Top|| File under:

#1  several MSNBC commentators blamed the NRA, others blamed Trump
Posted by: lord garth || 02/18/2018 18:58 Comments || Top||

Europe migrant colonist briefs
I haven’t done one of these since New Years Day, so there’s a bit to catch up on. Herewith a downpayment on that debt, dear Reader.
Italian police clashes with anti-fascists leaves 7 injured
17 February
[Ynet] Italian police have clashed with hundreds of anti-fascist demonstrators in Bologna who were trying to disrupt a planned campaign appearance by the head of the neo-fascist Forza Nuova. The news agency ANSA said six demonstrators and one police officer were injured.

Police used tear gas, water cannons and batons on demonstrators who tried to breach cordons to reach a square where the far-right campaign
...they forgot to put far right in scare quotes...
appearance was scheduled Friday in the traditionally left-wing city of Bologna. Forza Nuova leader Roberto Fiore eventually addressed a small crowd behind a banner "Italy for Italians" that ANSA put at several dozen.

From Breitbart - immigration:
Islamic State Fighter On Trial Admits Terror Group Sent Him Disguised As Refugee
17 February
Three Syrian migrants are currently on trial in Hamburg for being members of a terrorist cell and one of the men has admitted that the Islamic State terror organisation sent him to Germany telling him to disguise himself as a refugee.

Lesbian Couple Attacked in Paris No-Go Suburb
17 February
A lesbian couple was attacked in the Paris suburb of Val-d’Oise over the weekend after a group of young men shouted slurs at them calling them “lesbian whores”.

New Austrian Foreign Minister Slams Merkel for Migrant Crisis, Demands Orban-Style Border Protection
16 February
Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl slammed German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her decision in 2015 to welcome migrants, saying it was a “pull factor”, and praised Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán for working to secure the European border.

Terror Trial Suspects Radicalised at Same Mosque Attended by Berlin Terrorist
16 February
Four alleged Islamic State supporters on trial for terror offences are said to have been radicalised at the same mosque that was frequented by Berlin terror attacker Anis Amri.

French Government Accused of Following Islamic Law When Calculating Housing Benefits for Muslims
16 February
The French government has been accused of following Islamic law, specifically one which designates guardianship of children, to determine housing benefits for Muslims.

Failed Asylum Seeker with 19 Fake Identities Who Eluded Deportation Four Times Arrested
15 February
A 43-year-old Tunisian failed asylum seeker who has used 19 separate fake identities could finally be facing deportation after having escaped four separate attempts to deport him from Germany.

Number of Illegal Migrants Crossing Sea to Italy DOUBLES in One Month
14 February
The EU Border Agency (Frontex) says the number of illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Italy has doubled in the space of a month.

Swedish Whistleblower Cop Put on Notice for Claiming Gang Rape ‘Cultural Phenomenon’ Linked to Mass Migration
14 February
Swedish police officer Peter Springare has been reported to police and will likely be investigated after he said the country’s gang rape problem is linked to migration and was a “cultural phenomenon”.

Greek Migrant Camps Becoming ‘No-Go Areas’ for Children and Women at Night
13 February
A new report from the United Nations refugee agency, the UNHCR, has claimed that conditions in the Greek island migrant camps have become incredibly dangerous for women and children who face the threat of sexual violence.

Stockholm Attack Terror Trial of Uzbek Migrant Who Killed Five With Truck Opens
13 February
The trial of an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm last year, killing five and injuring 14, started Tuesday under heavy security. Rakhmat Akilov appeared before the

EU Commissioner: Spend Hundreds of Millions on Migrant ‘Ghettos’ or Face ‘Nuclear Bomb’ of Unrest
13 February
The European Union (EU) has allocated £310 billion to spend by 2020 in a bid to help avoid migrant “ghettos” becoming “a nuclear bomb in the future”, a Commissioner has said.

30 Per Cent of Young Girls in Paris’s Troubled Suburbs Face FGM Threat
13 February
The threat of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the heavily migrant-populated Seine-Saint-Denis area in the suburbs of Paris could affect as many as 30 per cent of the children in the area, according to a French sociologist.

Expert: Sweden Has Become a ‘Base’ for International Radical Islamic Extremist Networks
13 February
Swedish researcher Peder Hyllengren of the Swedish Defence College has claimed that Sweden has become a hub of international Islamic extremism and that hundreds of Swedes have built up a vast network of jihadi contacts.

German Catholic Archbishop Condemns Migrant Violence Toward Christians
11 February
German Roman Catholic Archbishop Ludwig Schick has condemned the violence of Islamic extremist migrants toward Christians and Christian converts, saying that the “highest alertness” is required.

Finnish Police Confirm 2017 Terror Attacker Was Islamic State Supporter
9 February
Finnish investigators have confirmed that the 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker who killed two and injured seven others in the city of Turku last August was a supporter of Islamic State.

Islamic State Flag, Drugs Found at Residences of €140,000 Fake Identity Benefit Fraud Migrants
9 February
An Islamic State flag and drugs were found at several residences after German police cracked down on a ring of young migrants who had used fake identities to defraud German taxpayers.

Thousands of Migrants Pour Across The Alps Headed for France and Germany
9 February
Thousands of migrants are attempting to traverse the Alps to get out of Italy to their preferred destinations of Germany and other Northern European countries.

Teachers Seek Help to Cope with Rising Islamic Extremism in the Classroom
9 February
Rising fundamentalism amongst Muslim youths in Germany is sparking alarm in the nation’s schools, with more and more teachers seeking help in dealing with radicalised pupils.

Africa Expert Warns Western Aid May Have Contributed to Next Migrant Crisis
8 February
Africa specialist Stephen Smith has warned that the next migrant crisis is on the horizon as Africa’s population continues to boom and that Western aid, particularly education, may contribute to Africans seeking a better life in Europe.

Vast Majority of Under-35 Italians Now Oppose Mass Migration
8 February
A poll has revealed that 65 per cent of Italians under the age of 35 are against mass migration with some wanting to limit the number of migrants flowing into the country while others want the rate reduced to zero.

Islamic Extremist Numbers More than Triple in German Region
8 February
The German region of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern has seen a dramatic increase in the number of radical Islamic extremists over the last year with some being described as particularly violent.

Berlin New Year’s Eve Sex Assault Numbers Three Times Those Previously Reported
8 February
New information has revealed that the actual number of sex assault cases that took place over New Year’s Eve was nearly three times the figure previously given out by police.

Record Support for Conservative, Pro-Sovereignty Governments in Hungary, Poland
7 February
Recent polls show that the conservative, anti-mass migration governing parties of Hungary and Poland are receiving record support as EU unity on immigration continues to crumble.

Danish Left Unveils ‘Ambitious Plan’ to Slash Third World Migration
7 February
Presenting an ambitious plan to slash migration from outside the West, Denmark’s Social Democrats said the country lacks the capacity to integrate further flows of third world migrants.

Germany Sees Record Rise in Weapons Permit Holders
7 February
More and more German citizens are choosing to arm themselves as the number of weapons permits for firearms saw a record increase in 2017 going up nationwide by 85 per cent.

Pope Francis: Human Trafficking Is Fueled by Lack of ‘Regular Channels’ for Migration
7 February
Many migrants wind up as slaves to human traffickers, thanks to a lack of “regular channels” of migration, Pope Francis said Wednesday

Denmark to Become Latest European Nation to Ban the Burqa
7 February
The Danish Ministry of Justice has put out a press release indicating that the government is looking to place a ban on full-face Islamic veils and levy a fine on violators.

Over 2,000 Germans March Against Mass Migration in City Experiencing Wave of Migrant Crime
7 February
Around 2,000 demonstrators gathered in the German city of Cottbus over the weekend to protest mass migration after the city had seen a rise in violence that often involved migrants.

Italian Confesses to Shooting Rampage After African Immigrant Dismembers 18-Year-Old Woman
6 February
An Italian man confessed Tuesday to going a 90-minute shooting spree on Saturday morning, wounding six persons in an act of vengeance against migrants following the gruesome murder of a young Italian woman last week.

Police Officer Working to Deport Illegals Threatened at Home by Muslim Extremists
6 February
A pair of Islamic extremists confronted a police officer in the German region of North Rhine-Westphalia in front of his apartment to intimidate him because he is involved in deportations. The unnamed officer is said to be a member of the

Italy Elections: Berlusconi Declares He Will Deport 600,000 ‘Time Bomb’ Illegal Migrants
6 February
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has upped the ante on his coalition partner populist Lega leader Matteo Salvini saying that he will deport 100,000 more migrants, referring to them as “criminals”.

Hungarian Prime Minister: UN Migration Compact ‘Looks Like It Was Copied from the Soros Plan’ for Mass Migration
6 February
Hungary’s Viktor Orbán has blasted the “dangerous” new United Nations Global Compact on Migration, saying it bears the fingerprints of billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.

German Politicians ‘Alarmed’ at Scale of Anti-Christian Hate Attacks
5 February
Hate crime figures leaked by police in Germany have caused alarm, as they revealed murder, assault, and arson numbering among almost 100 attacks which targeted Christians in 2017.

Man Who Shot Migrants After Italian Teen’s Murder Unrepentant, Say Police
4 February
A right-wing extremist suspected in the shooting rampage that wounded six Africans in central Italy was “lucid and determined, aware of what he had done” and exhibited no remorse for his actions, an Italian law enforcement official said Sunday.

Father of 11-Year-Old Terror Victim Ebba Akerlund to Sue Swedish Government
4 February
The father of 11-year-old Ebba Akerlund, who was horribly killed during the Stockholm terror attack last year, has announced he will be looking to sue the Swedish government or the city of Stockholm for not doing enough to prevent the attack.

Mediterranean Migrant Route Numbers Rapidly Increasing
3 February
Since last summer the number of migrants crossing from Libya has greatly declined, but new figures show that the number is rising once again as Libya becomes increasingly unstable.

Belgian Senator: Multiculturalist Elites Manipulated Stats to Transform Society with Mass Migration
3 February
Elites brought about a “profound transformation” of Belgian society without any public debate by manipulating immigration figures as more than one million migrants poured in, a liberal senator has alleged.

Sex Offender Migrant Arrested for Raping a 13-Year-Old Girl a Month After Prison Release
3 February
An 18-year-old Afghan asylum seeker has been arrested in the German city of Esslingen for the alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl only a month after he was released from prison following a sex offence conviction.

Migrants Engage in Violent Riots in Calais as Truck Companies Warn Drivers to Stay Away
3 February
Over a hundred migrants in Calais took part in a series of violent attacks this week leading to several hospitalised from gunshot wounds as Belgian truck companies warn drivers to avoid motorways around the city.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [248 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

Berlin: Afghan Drowns While Trying To Drown Ex-Girlfriend

(link to article in German)
[BerlinerKurier] A quarrel with his girlfriend infuriated a 19-year-old, so he wanted to drown the young girl in the Havel. The 17-year-old was able to save herself, the perpetrator (a non-swimmer) sank in icy water. And now died of the consequences.

On December 19, according to the findings of the police, the asylum-seeker from Afghanistan had pushed his 17-year-old German girlfriend on Spandauer Bergwall into the Havel. Then the man jumped behind and tried several times to push the young woman under water - which failed, however. Instead, the 17-year-old managed to swim away and reach the saving shore. The savage had less luck: Since he could not swim, he went down in the only two degrees (Celsius) cold Havel.

The alarmed fire brigade and water police could pull the Afghan out of the water and resuscitate him. He was then taken to the intensive care unit of the Virchow Clinic. Here he fell directly into a coma.

On February 14, Valentine's Day, the 19-year-old died of the consequences of his bad deed, without having regained consciousness once again, as confirmed by the Senate justice administration on Friday.

His 17-year-old victim suffered a severe hypothermia in the attempted murder, but otherwise remained uninjured.
Posted by: Elmerert Hupens2660 || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [461 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  The alarmed fire brigade and water police could pull the Afghan out of the water and resuscitate him

just because you can do something doesn't mean you should.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/18/2018 1:40 Comments || Top||

#2  He was so focused on making her drown that it did not occur to him that jumping into an icy river wasn't a good idea. They love death more than we love life.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 02/18/2018 2:03 Comments || Top||

#3  Killed by the Cold, Cold Havel | Gates of Vienna
Posted by: newc || 02/18/2018 2:42 Comments || Top||

#4  Darwin 2,334,019 Morons 0
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 02/18/2018 3:22 Comments || Top||

#5  I love happy endings.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/18/2018 3:54 Comments || Top||

#6  Swimming is a good skill to have.
Posted by: Betty Hatfield5124 || 02/18/2018 6:45 Comments || Top||

#7  I'm melting!! I'm melting!!

2 °C? Not so much dude.
Posted by: AlanC || 02/18/2018 7:36 Comments || Top||

#8  Nature metes out punishment men refuse to do.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2018 7:41 Comments || Top||

#9  What is wrong with the Germans? First they have romances with these thugs, then they don't let them chillax when they get all hot and bothered.
Posted by: Percy Cheamp2502 || 02/18/2018 7:55 Comments || Top||

#10  What is wrong with the Germans?

Nothing pejorative intended, they are simply being Germans.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/18/2018 8:17 Comments || Top||

#11  In all fairness, being from Afghanistan, he may not have been familiar with the concept of water.
Posted by: Gluth Poodle5185 || 02/18/2018 14:05 Comments || Top||

Germany Arrests Suspected Shaboob
[RADIOSHABELLE] German authorities have enjugged
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a 20-year-old Somali man on suspicion of being a member of the holy warrior militia al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
Federal prosecutors say the man was detained Thursday in the central state of Hesse.

Prosecutors said in a statement Friday that the suspect, identified only as Abduqaadir A. in line with German privacy laws, is suspected of attempted murder and accessory to murder.

He is alleged to have joined al-Shabaab in Somalia in 2012, undergone weapons training and then taken part in the killing of a person at a mosque.

The suspect is alleged to have later attempted to kill a member of the Somali government, who survived the attack.

After being detained by al-Shabaab for failing to carry out the killing, the suspect fled Somalia and reached Germany in 2014.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [199 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab (AQ)

Home Front: WoT
212 ICE Immigration Arrests in L.A.: 195 Repeat Offenders, More Than Half Serious or Violent Criminals
[BREITBART] Eighty-eight percent of the 212 individuals tossed in the clink
... anything you say can and will be used against you, whether you say it or not...
in the Los Angeles area this week for immigration law violations were previously convicted criminals.

Over the course of five days, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deportation officers and special agents made the arrests and served 122 notices of inspection (NOIs) to businesses in the Los Angeles area of responsibility. This is in addition to notices of inspection issued to 77 businesses in northern Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party, just weeks ago.

One hundred and ninety-five of the 212 arrested included convicted criminals, those who failed to leave the United States after being issued a final order of removal, and those who returned to the U.S. after being removed.

More than 55 percent of those arrested were serious or violent felons or had been convicted on significant or multiple misdemeanors. Their crimes include child sex crimes, weapons charges, and assault.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [304 views] Top|| File under:

#1  ...and registered Democrats?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/18/2018 1:58 Comments || Top||

#2  This is what Sanctuary policies bring: ICE raids in which "innocent illegals" get swept up along with the convicted criminals and the multiply-deported.

Heh heh...how's that working out for ya?
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2018 10:17 Comments || Top||

Iraq foils smuggling of USD13 mn antiquities smuggling to Turkey
Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Iraq has foiled an attempt to smuggle antiquities worth millions of dollars to The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the decaying remnant of the Ottoman Empire....
, its interior ministry said on Saturday.

The ministry’s general inspector said in a statement, quoted by Alforatnews, that ministry teams in Kirkuk blocked the transfer of scriptures and antiquities worth USD13 million to Turkey, which were in the possession of two people.

Those, the statement revealed, included scriptures and a bust.

It added that the suspects confessed to agreeing with another party in Turkey on the handover of the pieces. They said they were also expecting to receive more items while waiting at the Ottoman Turkish borders, including jewelry belonging to the wife of late president Saddam Hussein worth millions of dollars.

Iraq’s archaeological sites sustained severe damage when Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
hard boyz occupied a third of the country to proclaim a self-styled Islamic "caliphate". The hard boyz had filmed themselves axing down priceless statues in djinn-infested Mosul
... the home of a particularly ferocious and hairy djinn...
and other areas as they considered statues as pagan representations at odds with their krazed killer religious codes. However,
alcohol has never solved anybody's problems. But then, neither has milk...
later reports told that hard boyz turned to selling antiquities to fund the group’s operations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [237 views] Top|| File under:

Baghdad Bombs and Bullets Bulletin: 3 bombs, 8 casualties

Three people wounded in bomb blast, north of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Three people were wounded as a bomb blast took place in north of Baghdad, a security source from the Iraqi Interior Ministry said on Friday.

“A bomb, placed near stores at al-Mushahada region in Tarmiyah district, north of Baghdad, went off leaving three people wounded,” the source told Alghad Press.

“Security troops arrived at the blast spot and transferred the wounded to hospital for treatment,” the source added.

Five people killed, injured in two bomb blasts in west, south of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) A civilian was killed, while four others were wounded in two bomb explosion in south and west of Baghdad, a security source was quoted saying on Saturday.

Speaking to Baghdad Today, the source said, “A bomb exploded today at a car of a civilian at al-Furat district, west of Baghdad, which caused his immediate death.”

“Security troops transferred the victim to forensic medicine department and conducted investigations,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

Moreover, “another bomb went off near stores at al-Yusufyia region, south of Baghdad, leaving four people wounded,” the source said. All were transferred to hospital for treatment.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under:

Jordan foils militant pipeline smuggling plot: army
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Jordan’s army said Saturday it has foiled a plot to smuggle arms, drugs and "terrorists" through a disused oil pipeline along its border with Syria.

"The Jordanian armed forces were able... to thwart a plan to smuggle weapons, drugs and terrorists" through the pipeline, an official in the general command said in a statement.

"A group of Death Eaters and narcos" had used a house near the Jordan-Syria border and the disused Trans-Arabian Pipeline (Tapline) to "dig and prepare a series of tunnels for use in smuggling operations and to carry out terrorist attacks", the official said.

Authorities have ordered the destruction of the tunnels and instructed army engineering units to unearth the pipeline to prevent other "smugglers and terrorists" from using it.

Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [213 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

Israeli Air Force Strikes Six Gaza Targets Following Border Attack
[JPOST] The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck six Hamas, the well-beloved offspring of the Moslem Brotherhood, targets in the Gazoo Strip on Saturday evening in response to the detonation of an bomb on the Gazoo border earlier in the day that maimed four IDF soldiers, two severely.

Targets included a Hamas-built offensive terror tunnel from the Zeitoun neighborhood of Gazoo which was dug towards Israeli territory.

Another target stuck included a Hamas military compound in the Netzarim area which included weapons manufacturing sites and a Hamas military compound in Khan Younis.

"The IDF views with great severity the attempt by Hamas to carry out seemingly spontaneous demonstrations intended to turn the fence into a confrontation zone and carry out acts of terror that would destabilize the Gazoo Strip," read a statement by the IDF spokesperson’s unit.

"Hamas is responsible for the event and its consequences, as well as for everything happening in and out of the Gazoo Strip, above and below the ground," it added.

Earlier Saturday, two IDF soldiers were severely maimed and two others moderately and lightly maimed after the device exploded during an IDF patrol. They were evacuated to Saroka Hospital in Beersheba by military helicopter.

Shortly afterwards, an IDF tank targeted an observation post in the southern Gazoo Strip in response.

"The incident on the Gazoo border is very serious. We will respond appropriately," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the border attack.

While the tension has risen on Israel’s border with the Gazoo Strip in recent months, the discovery and detonation of improvised bombs causing injuries to soldiers along border fence are rare. Few have been discovered since the end of Operation Protective Edge, once in early 2015, another in April 2016 and another two in March 2017.

While Israel's security establishment does not believe that Hamas wants another conflict with Israel, the situation remains fragile especially because of the worsening humanitarian conditions in the Gazoo enclave.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [231 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  I think it was determined that Islamic Jihad had set the bomb. Hamas can thank them for the kabooms and destruction
Posted by: Frank G || 02/18/2018 10:20 Comments || Top||

Jordan foils militant pipeline smuggling plot: Army
[AlAhram] Jordan's army said Saturday it has foiled a plot to smuggle arms, drugs and "terrorists" through a disused oil pipeline along its border with Syria.

"The Jordanian armed forces were able... to thwart a plan to smuggle weapons, drugs and terrorists" through the pipeline, an official in the general command said in a statement.

"A group of snuffies and narcos" had used a house near the Jordan-Syria border and the disused Trans-Arabian Pipeline (Tapline) to "dig and prepare a series of tunnels for use in smuggling operations and to carry out terrorist attacks", the official said.

Authorities have ordered the destruction of the tunnels and instructed army engineering units to unearth the pipeline to prevent other "smugglers and terrorists" from using it.

Tapline used to transport Saudi oil through Jordan, Syria's Golan Heights -- parts of which have been occupied by Israel since 1967 -- onto Leb and the Mediterranean.

The 1,200-kilometre (750-mile) pipeline was built in 1950 and links the Saudi oilfield of Abqaiq to the Mediterranean terminal of Zahrani, 40 kilometres (25 miles) south of Beirut.

Oil transport through Tapline to Leb stopped in 1981 because of the Lebanese civil war.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [202 views] Top|| File under:

Southeast Asia
Abu Sayyaf kills soldier, injures two others, in Sulu clash
[Mindanao Examiner] Abu Sayyaf rebels killed a Philippine soldier and injured two others in a gun battle in the southern province of Sulu. The clash in Patikul town was unreported by the Western Mindanao Command, but security sources said it occurred in Tugas village.

Troops were searching for kidnapped government engineer Enrico Nee in the village when gunmen attacked them. Nee was seized February 14 while waiting for a motorcycle taxi near his home in San Raymundo village in Jolo town. Nee was dragged by gunmen to a getaway vehicle.

The abduction came just several days after troops killed four rebels in a clash in Panamao town where seven soldiers were also injured in the fighting. Members of the Marine Battalion Landing Team 3 clashed with some 30 gunmen under Abu Sayyaf commanders Sansibar Bensio and Hatib Munap Binda in Mount Bawis.

The troops were sent to the area following reports that several Abu Sayyaf hostages had been spotted there. The Abu Sayyaf are still holding over a dozen captives, mostly seamen kidnapped off Sabah in Malaysia over the years.
Posted by: ryuge || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under: Abu Sayyaf (ISIS)

Roadside bomb seriously injures two defense volunteers
[Bangkok Post] Two defense volunteers were badly injured by a roadside bomb explosion in Yala province on Thursday morning, while gunmen attacked a walled checkpoint manned by volunteers in Yi-ngo district of neighboring Narathiwat overnight.

In Yala, a bomb detonated on a road in Muang district as six defense volunteers riding motorcycles on patrol were passing. The squad was guarding school teachers and students. Two of the volunteers were hurt. Another defense volunteer and three students suffered temporary deafness.

Security forces said the improvised explosive device was fastened to the base of a roadside tree on a road leading to a school. It weighed 3-5 kilograms and was packed with chopped steel rods as shrapnel.

In Narathiwat, about five people opened fire with assault rifles on a defense volunteers' base in tambon Ta Poyoh late Wednesday night. The assailants were divided in two groups. Two of them fired at the front of the base from a motorcycle, and others attacked at the rear. Sixteen volunteers there returned fire and the attackers soon left. No injuries were reported
Posted by: ryuge || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [257 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

Rantburg Exclusive: 2/17/2018 SDF Battle Field Combat Report Afrin, Syria
1-Shiyah: Aranda village was a target for the Turkish army and Al-Nusra/Daesh brutal shelling. The shells are likely to contain poisonous gases or internationally banned chemicals. Many cases arrived to Afrin Hospital to receive treatment amidst shameful international silence towards the terrorism against our people.

2- Sherawa: there were heavy shelling on Anabki and Gelber villages since the early hours of this morning. The source of the shells was Azaz city.

3- Sharra: the invaders bombarded the mosque of Maryamin village, where the village has been exposed to heavy shelling since this morning.

Also Sarinjik and Gobalaka villages have been shelled by artillery, where the primary casualties is the death of a women and a man in addition to other wounded. The shelling was still ongoing till writing this report.

4- Belbeleh: Hassan Dera village has been shelled by the Turkish artillery since the early morning.

5- Raju: in Shadiyah village, there is ethnic purge and displacement for the villagers, where a group of Daesh terrorists who were kikcked out of Shiyukh in 2015 by YPG and the coalition, have emerged in a footage shuttered in Shadiyah village threatening the Kurds of ethnic purge, displacement and control over their villages and houses. ( videotaped) https://youtu.be/AvRfsiFi82A

In two spontaneous military operations carried out a special units of our forces, our special units attacked to points for the invaders who attacked Qodah and Balilka villages. Our forces were able to surprise the enemy in its points in Qodah village and kill 7 Turkish soldiers in addition to other wounded. While the engagements in Balilka village resulted in the killing of 6 Turkish invasion soldiers.

6- Jinderes: Fierce clashes broke out between our forces and the Turkish invasion army and its Daesh/Al-Nusra terrorists in the vicinity of Dewa village, where 2 terrorists were confirmed killed and the clashes still ongoing until writing the report.



Washington Post and AP reporters interviewed FSA elements, also referred to Al Qaeda and published a sympathetic report on their cause explaining why their progress in Aftin has been limited.

Below is a video of a Kurdish unit being watched by a Turk drone which results in them being possibly destroyed in what appears to be an air strike a few days ago.

Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [441 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  "The shells are likely to contain poisonous gases or internationally banned chemicals"

Via @Bellingcat:

7h 7 hours ago

Replying to @CloseDanger @bellingcat
I've seen videos of the victims being treated, but the symptoms aren't strong enough to determine a possible cause.
Posted by: newc || 02/18/2018 0:44 Comments || Top||

#2  The YPG has executed a military strike in Turkey.

“Our forces have made a point-blank attack against the center for the collection of Turkish invasion troops and terrorists Jabhat an Nusra, as well as their command post in the village of QiriXane in the Turkish province of Hatay. Our fighters confirmed the killing of seven terrorists, including Turkish soldiers, in addition to a large number of wounded,” the media center said. SDF media center

Also YPG states that they use their international right of self defense against military targets.
Posted by: Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 || 02/18/2018 1:03 Comments || Top||

#3  So.. Turkey is about to join Syria, Libya, Yemen and Iraq in full FAILED STATE mode?
Posted by: 3dc || 02/18/2018 10:13 Comments || Top||

ISIS annihilates Syrian rebels amid extermination battle in south Damascus
[ALMASDARNEWS] A month-long operation 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....
forces against al-Qaeda affiliate group Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham
(formerly Jabhat al-Nusra
...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ...
) for control of the Yarmouk Camp distinct town in southern Damascus has seen the latter faction get totally annihilated by the former.

Both opposition and government observer sources in Damascus describe the fighting between ISIS Death Eaters and rival snuffies throughout Yarmouk Camp as particularly brutal.

Just like any battle with the Syrian Army, Islamic State turbans are taking no prisoners ‐ at least not without executing them soon after.

At the present time, ISIS is storming the Ar-Rija Square (map update available here) ‐ considered by sources to be Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham’s final defense line and last stronghold area within Yarmouk Camp.

Should Islamic State forces take Ar-Rija Square, then Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham will have suffered absolute defeat within the district town ‐ the years-long battle for control of it finally coming to a sudden and very bloody end.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [216 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

Syrian Army foils terrorist infiltration from Lebanon
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled a terrorist infiltration attempt at the Lebanese-Homs border on Saturday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported.

According to the SANA report, the Syrian Army caught a group of gunnies attempting to infiltrate the Homs Governorate’s Talkalakh District; this would result in a series of fierce festivities that would last for a few hours.

The report added that the festivities took place near the village of Marbo, which is located along the Lebanese border.

One terrorist was killed during the infiltration and the remaining scattered into Leb’s ’Akkar District.
Posted by: Fred || 02/18/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [190 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra

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