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Leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Badie suffers heart attack in jail
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [513 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday Gam Shot

Lara Pulver[English][Filmography](age 33)



Elementary Design

Not your Father's Sherlock

Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 09/01/2013 11:52 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Suicide attack kills 6 in Afghanistan
[Bangla Daily Star] A jacket wallah killed up to six Afghans and maimed 20 others in an attack outside a bank in the southern city of Kandahar as people were waiting to collect their salaries, officials said.

He said both police and civilians waiting to collect their wages were among the victims. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

"Tragically, the initial corpse count shows we have six dead and 20 maimed in this crowded part of the city, and most of the victims were civilians, and they came to the bank for their daily business activities," a statement from Kandahar media office said.

Kandahar police front man Ahmad Zia Durrani gave the toll as five people killed and 22 maimed, saying seven of those injured were coppers and the rest were civilians.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Afghan officials often blame Taliban bully boys, who are waging a nearly 12-year war against the US-backed government of President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
, for such attacks.

Southern Afghanistan is considered a hotbed of the Taliban insurgency, and the hard boyz have a strong presence in Kandahar province.

Meanwhile,
...back at the secret hideout, Scarface Al sneeringly put his proposition to little Nell...
a roadside kaboom hit a civilian vehicle in Sangin district of Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
province on Friday evening, killing 12 civilians including a woman, Helmand government front man Omar Zwak told AFP.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa North
Egypt security forces arrest 'top Sinai militant'
[Al Ahram] Egyptian security forces said they tossed in the clink
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
Saturday a top wanted hard boy in the Sinai Peninsula suspected of killing 25 off-duty coppers in one of the restive area's deadliest attacks.
Meanwhile,
...back at the shattered spaceship, Fffflirgoll the Arcturan slithered stealthily toward the control room, where the humans had barricaded themselves...
authorities arrested another top figure from former President Mohammed Morsi's Moslem Brüderbund group, whose supporters have held near-daily protests against the Islamist's ouster in a July 3 coup.

In a sign authorities are responding to an easing of those pro-Morsi rallies, the government once again shortened a military-imposed curfew by two hours, making the evening lock-up in nearly a dozen Egyptian provinces only seven hours.

However,
you can observe a lot just by watching...
the full 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew will remain in place for Fridays, when supporters of Morsi usually organize large rallies. Hundreds of his supporters, including leading Brotherhood members, have been arrested in a crackdown on the group.

Violence in the Sinai peninsula however has only worsened since Morsi's overthrow. The hard boy arrested Saturday is suspected of leading an al-Qaeda-linked group in an ambush where 25 off-duty coppers were lined up and shot last week, security officials said. The attack was one of the area's worst hard boy strike on security forces.

The hard boy, Adel Mohammed, also known as Adel Habara according to one official, has already been sentenced to death in absentia for killing soldiers in the Nile Delta last year.

Habara's arrest could potentially undermine hard boy activities in the area, where over two dozen coppers have been killed alone since July. The security official said two other suspects were arrested along with Habara.

Authorities have been engaged in a long-running battle against faceless myrmidons in the northern half of the strategic region, which borders the Gazoo Strip and Israel.

Earlier Saturday, security officials said 31 suspected faceless myrmidons have been arrested since Thursday, including three suspected of involvement in last week's attack and two caught seeking treatment for wounds sustained in festivities with police.

In other violence nearby, a riot police officer was shot in the chest Friday while on patrol in the city of El-Arish, the capital of North Sinai governorate, the Interior Ministry said Saturday.

According to one security official, four faceless myrmidons have also been killed since Thursday. All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Since the ouster of Morsi, an Islamist, his supporters have been organizing regular protests calling for his return. Several thousand erupted into the streets on Friday.

Saturday's arrest in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria of senior Brotherhood leader Sobhi Saleh was made on charges of inciting violence and disrupting public order, according to security officials.

The son of another Brotherhood figure, Saad Emara, was also enjugged
You have the right to remain silent...
and ordered held for 15 days, pending investigations for charges of inciting violence.

Also on Saturday, Health Ministry front man Khaled el-Khateeb raised the corpse count in violence during Friday's pro-Morsi protests in several cities to eight. El-Khateeb said 221 were also injured - most of them in festivities between Morsi supporters and local residents.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [411 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Four policemen injured in armed attack at Port Said church
[Al Ahram] Four police personnel were injured Saturday night in an armed attack by unknown assailants at the church of Abu Seifein on the outskirts of the Suez Canal city of Port Said. The police forces who were at the scene guarding the church were attacked by unknown assailants, who fired birdshot during a hit-and-run.

It remains unclear whether the assailants targeted the policemen or the church itself.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [380 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Al Qaeda in Iraq calls on Egyptians to fight army
A leader of Al Qaeda's Iraqi branch called on Saturday on Egyptians to fight their army and derided the Muslim Brotherhood as "evil" for seeking power through democracy. The audio message by Abu Mohammed Al Adnani highlights the militant movement's attempt to use Egypt's July 3 coup, which toppled the country's first freely elected president, to bolster a hard-line ideology favouring armed struggle over peaceful politics.

In the 32-minute audio, Al Adnani derided the Brotherhood, from which ousted President Mohammed Mursi hails, as "a secular party with an Islamic cloak, worshipping power and parliaments, and their jihad is for democracy and not for God's sake."

It is "more evil and malevolent than the secularists, and if seizing power necessitates bowing to the Devil, they will bow without hesitation," he said.

Al Adnani is official spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, which is battling Baghdad's Shia-led government. The audio could not be independently verified but appeared on a website commonly used by militants.

Al Adnani called on Egyptians, Syrians and Iraqis to "renounce peaceful calls and to carry weapons and join jihad for the sake of God ... We advise those in the Egyptian army to repent and to defect."

He described the militaries of Arab states as "armies of the oppressors," "renegades" and "infidels," especially the Egyptian army "which tries to prevent God's rule and establish secular rules."

He said 2011's Arab Spring uprisings went astray by focusing on rallies, rather than armed struggle.
Because Allah demands blood, apparently...
"Muslims who came out unarmed to remove injustice missed their way when they thought that redemption is achieved by getting rid of rulers and that change comes through demonstrations," he said.

He said dignity and freedom from oppression "can only be achieved through the rattle of the swords, shedding blood and sacrifice of life," he said.

He told Brotherhood members: "You have suffered yourselves from the reality of democracy and the loss of your power that you have sought for a century when the army snatched your power within one night and left you either arrested, dead or homeless."
Posted by: Steve White || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [388 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Iraq


Leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood Badie suffers heart attack in jail
[JPOST] Mohamed Badie, the top leader of Egypt's Moslem Brüderbund, suffered a heart attack while in jail but his condition has since stabilized, state run al-Ahram newspaper said on Saturday.

State-run news agency MENA denied a report
No, no! Certainly not!
by the private al-Nahar website, that Badie, 70, had died.

Badie, the Brotherhood's general guide, and many other leaders have been incarcerated
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
in recent weeks in the toughest crackdown the Islamist group has faced.

Brotherhood front man Gehad el-Haddad said he had no information on Badie's health when asked to respond to reports that he had died in prison.

A medical team was sent to Torah prison on the outskirts of Cairo to assess Badie's medical condition earlier on Saturday, a security source told al-Ahram.

The source said his condition has stabilized and that the heart attack resulted from the "bad psychological state that he is going through".
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [990 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  The irrelevant Pakistani cock loving old fat southern tea baggers in Rantburg.com, the same and only 10/12 aficionados group of demented armchair generals, are scouring the net aggregating trash from every mooslem or cow worshipper dirty Indian blog to give a sense of importance to this crappy toilet blog. A word for you Indian/Pak/cocksuckers!!!
You and your view of reality is demented and irrelevant
Posted by: good morning scum bags || 09/01/2013 15:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Awww... Sumbody's feewings is hurt!
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/01/2013 15:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Look at that. Baby's discovered dirty words.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 16:11 Comments || Top||

#4  Some loser comments are worth not deleting. Would be nice to see where he posts from...
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/01/2013 16:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Admittedly my viewpoint is irrelevant, except for those who care what I might say over the tea things. But not a single other word of Lame Name's post applies. He really isn't good at this insult stuff, poor man. Must be awfully frustrating to be so ineffective.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2013 17:00 Comments || Top||

#6  Pretty familiar with oral loving of another man. Very familiar, IYKWIMAITYD
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2013 17:03 Comments || Top||

#7  Well now. You touch your mom with those hands?

Or is it your dad?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 09/01/2013 18:15 Comments || Top||

#8  Oh, that was nice. I will add it to my list of things NOT to email the CEO when I get mad at work.
Posted by: Beau || 09/01/2013 18:43 Comments || Top||

#9  I find it additionally amusing that the poor idiot let loose his diatribe against the Indian subcontinent under an article from the Jerusalem Post -- an Israeli newspaper that my father used to have sent to him when I was a child -- about an Egyptian religious leader/politician.

Sad.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2013 20:57 Comments || Top||

#10  I've got this three words for this loser clown:

Pa-the-tic.
Posted by: Barbara || 09/01/2013 21:54 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
Suspected Boko Haram Attacks Kill 38 in Nigeria
[An Nahar] At least 38 people have been killed in two weekend attacks in Nigeria blamed on 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...
hard boys, local government officials said Saturday.

Armed men killed 14 nomadic herders after invading their village, and 24 members of a vigilante group were killed in a separate incident, local officials in the north eastern state of Borno said.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [373 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Arabia
Yemen PM Escapes Attack in Sanaa
[An Nahar] Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Basindawa escaped unharmed as gunnies opened fire on his convoy in the capital on Saturday, a security source said.

"Four unknown gunnies opened fire on the prime minister's convoy in central Sanaa as he was heading home," the source told Agence La Belle France Presse, adding that no one was hurt in the attack.

Basindawa has headed a national unity government since December 2011, under a transition agreement paving the way for president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
's ouster.

The impoverished Arabian Peninsula state has been rocked by deadly violence since Saleh's departure, particularly in the south and east of Yemen where al-Qaeda is active.

Basindawa was travelling in an armored car when the gunnies in a four-wheel drive opened fire before fleeing, the security source said.

It was the first such attack to target the premier, who was a leading opposition figure under Saleh, and several members of his government have also escaped liquidation bids.

Apart from the al-Qaeda threat, Yemen is also caught in a power struggle with southern separatists and faces a rebellion in the mostly-Shiite populated north.

The government on August 21 apologized to both southern separatists and northern rebels for wars against them, as part of efforts to encourage national dialogue aimed at drafting a new constitution and holding elections.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [430 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia


Bangladesh
3 bombs recovered in Ctg; one held
[Bangla Daily Star] Police tossed in the slammer
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
a youth and seized three locally made bombs and 12 parachute rocket flares in the port city of Chittagong Saturday evening.

The law enforcers said the youth, Farid Ahmed, 23, is a Shibir activist and a student of Government Haji Muhammad Mohsin College, reports our Chittagong correspondent.

Acting on a tip-off, police conducted a drive in Old Railway Station area and jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
Farid around 6:15pm, said Zafar Iqbal, a sub-inspector at Sadarghat Police Station.

Police recovered the bombs and rocket flares from his possession, the cop said.

Mirza Sayem Mahmud, an assistant commissioner of Chittagong Metropolitan Police (Kotwali zone), told The Daily Star, in primary interrogation, Farid described the bombs as coconuts, but police discovered the bombs after searching his bags.

Farid might have gone there to carry out subversive activities, the official said adding that he was being interrogated by the police for further information.

Police said these rocket flares are used to give signal in ships but some of the myrmidons use it to throw bombs by customising the device.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [393 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Islami

#1  'Ctg' just doesn't have the same cachet as 'L.A.', though the two are beginning to resemble each other.
Posted by: Pappy || 09/01/2013 8:22 Comments || Top||

#2  23-yr-old "youth"?
Posted by: Frank G || 09/01/2013 9:35 Comments || Top||

#3  He's not fifty.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 9:47 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Ten militants killed in Turbat clashes
[Dawn] Frontier Constabulary (FC) claim to have killed ten armed forces of Evil in Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
's volatile Kech (Turbat) district on Saturday morning. Security forces launched a search operation in the troubled area after the forces of Evil attacked their convoy.

An FC official, who requested not to be named, said ten armed forces of Evil were killed and several others injured in a fierce battle in Mand area of Kech (Turbat) district.

He said two important commanders of a banned separatist group were also among the injured bully boys. "Since morning, severe battle is underway," he said.

He however did not confirm whether the injured forces of Evil were under the custody of security forces or not.

Both sides were using heavy weapons and more troops were dispatched to the restive Mand area to restore order.

FC Spokesman said forces had launched a search operation in the area following the attack on their convoy. "Forces did not suffer any human loss," he said.

The dead forces of Evil were yet to be identified since the search operation was still underway.

The situation turned tense and panic prevailed in the area after armed festivities.

Kech is the hometown of Balochistan Chief Minister, Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch. Armed forces of Evil have targeted security forces and pro-government politicians for over seven years.
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US drone kills four 'foreign militants' in North Waziristan
[Dawn] A US drone targeted a vehicle in North Wazoo tribal agency on Saturday, killing four suspected forces of Evil said to be of Turkmen origin.

According to local security officials and intelligence sources, the drone fired two missiles around 12:30 pm at a vehicle near a seminary in Hesokhel Musaki village in Mirali, around 40 kilometres east of Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
, the main town in North Waziristan which is said to be a stronghold of Taliban and al Qaeda-linked krazed killers.

Multiple sources said four suspected were killed in the missile strike which destroyed the vehicle and severely damaged the walls of the seminary.

Intelligence officials said the four men were identified to be forces of Evil from Turkmenistan.

They said the funerals of the four were later offered in Mir Ali Tehsil and their bodies buried at the local graveyard.

Local krazed killer sources said the four foreigners, said to be members of the Islamic Movement Turkmenistan (IMT), were affiliated to the Hafiz Gul Bahadur faction of Talibs.

Bahadur is one of the most powerful krazed killer leaders in the North Waziristan border region, and is known to have links with foreign krazed killer groups.

He runs a coalition of various outfits in the tribal agency and is has close relations with the Haqqani group since the Soviet invasion. Reports suggest he is presently responsible for providing logistic support and other facilities to the Haqqani group.

Meanwhile,
...back at the pie fight, Bella grabbed the cocoanut cream...
Pakistain's foreign ministry condemned the strikes, calling them ''unilateral'' and a violation of Pakistain's illusory sovereignty and territorial integrity. ''Pakistain has repeatedly emphasized the importance of bringing an immediate end to drone strikes,'' it said, describing the policy as counter-productive and responsible for the deaths of innocent civilians.

''Such strikes also set dangerous precedents in the inter-state relations,'' it added.

US drone attacks are deeply unpopular in Pakistain, but Washington views them as a vital tool in their fight against Taliban and al Qaeda forces of Evil in Pakistain's semiautonomous tribal areas along the border with Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [405 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  the four men were identified to be forces of Evil from Turkmenistan.

Once again we assist Pakistan in protecting its border integrity by terminating undocumented immigrants.
Posted by: Glenmore || 09/01/2013 7:13 Comments || Top||


QWP leader Razaullah gunned down in Lakki Marwat
[Dawn] Unknown gunnies killed Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) leader Razaullah and injured his driver in Lakki Marwat district of the troubled Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province on Saturday evening, said police officials.

Additional Muharrir at Naurang Police Station, Fateh Khan told Dawn.com that the QWP leader was on his way home when unidentified myrmidons shot up his car near Gandi Chowk area, killing Razaullah on the spot and injuring his driver Momin.

Fateh Khan said Razaullah's car was being chased by the attackers before eventually opening fire at the stipulated time and place.

The QWP leader was paternal uncle of Jamaat Ulema-e-Islam
...Assembly of Islamic Clergy, or JUI, is a Pak Deobandi (Hanafi) political party. There are two main branches, one led by Maulana Fazlur Rahman, and one led by Maulana Samiul Haq. Fazl is active in Pak politix and Sami spends more time running his madrassah. Both branches sponsor branches of the Taliban, though with plausible deniability...
-Fazl (JUI-F) MPA Anwar Hayat.

Police have cordoned off the scene of the crime and an initial investigation into the incident was underway.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [392 views] Top|| File under: Jamaat-e-Ulema Islami


Abducted Afghan diplomat reaches home in Quetta
[Dawn] The kidnapped official of the Afghan Consulate Quetta has reached his home on Saturday.

Afghan Consul General Quetta, Ghullam Muhammad Bahadur told news hounds that Muhammad Hashim Ibrat, the kidnapped official of the Consulate has reached home. "Ibrat is safe and sound," Bahadur said.

Armed gunnies kidnapped the diplomat on July 28 from Satellite Town area of the Balochistan
...the Pak province bordering Kandahar and Uruzgun provinces in Afghanistan and Sistan Baluchistan in Iran. Its native Baloch propulation is being displaced by Pashtuns and Punjabis and they aren't happy about it...
capital when he was on his way to office from home. Ibrat remained in the captivity for more than a month.

However,
there is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened...
an official of the Consulate, who requested anonymity, told Dawn.com that some important Taliban leaders were set free as result of Ibrat's release. "Taliban leaders were set free from Kandahar," he claimed.

The Afghan government was in close contact with Pakistain for an unharmed recovery of the diplomat. Islamabad based Afghan ambassador was in regular contact with the Pak officials to ensure the recovery of Afghan official.

No group had claimed the responsibility for the abduction.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [376 views] Top|| File under:


Police Foil Car Bombing in Pakistan's Capital
[An Nahar] Police in Pakistain's capital Islamabad foiled an attempted boom-mobileing and seized an explosives-laden vehicle, officials said Saturday.

Sultan Azam, a senior police official, said the car was discovered at midnight Friday at a house in Bhara Kahu, a village on the northeastern outskirts of Islamabad. Police had raided the house after an intelligence tip.

Azam told news hounds the car was unregistered and had been loaded with 125 kilograms of explosives.

No arrests had been made but police were investigating, he said, adding: "Soon you will hear good news".

Pakistain private TV channel Samaa broadcast footage of the car, a Suzuki Alto, along with electronic wires, ball bearings, nut bolts and detonators.

Police said the explosives were concealed in the car's natural gas cylinder and doors.

Azam said police have tightened security in the capital after the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [396 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan


Iraq
Five killed in Baghdad mosque shooting
Terrorists Gunmen killed five worshippers at a Sunni mosque in Baghdad on Saturday. The terrorists militants fled the scene after carrying out the attack, which came during early morning prayers in the predominantly-Shia neighbourhood of Baghdad Jadidah, in the capital’s east, two security officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

One worshipper was also wounded in the shooting. A medical source confirmed the toll.

Just north of the capital, meanwhile, one Sunni anti-Al Qaeda militiaman was killed and four others wounded in a bombing.
Posted by: Steve White || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under:


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Shin Bet foils Hamas bomb attack planned for Jerusalem mall
Security forces led by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced Sunday that they had foiled a bomb attack being plotted by Hamas militants in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, which targeted a popular Jerusalem shopping mall during the upcoming Jewish High Holidays.

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office has filed an indictment with the Jerusalem District Court against two of those allegedly involved in the plot - Ahmad Rishak, 23, from Shuafat and Ismail Abu Mfalfal, 27, from Abu Dis.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/01/2013 14:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under:


Southeast Asia
Two troops dead, rebel camp overrun in Philippines
[Bangla Daily Star] Two soldiers were killed in a firefight with communist guerrillas in the northern Philippines while in a separate clash police backed by helicopters stormed a rebel base near a mountain resort, officials said yesterday.

Up to 30 New People's Army (NPA) gunnies fought a two-day gunbattle with police forces near the resort town of Sagada, said Chief Superintendent Benjamin Magalong, the regional police chief.

"We used two ground-assault aircraft to neutralise snipers and improvised bombs at their camp," he told AFP in a telephone interview.

Sagada, which boasts caves, mountainside rice terraces and pine forests, is a town in the Cordillera mountain range that is popular with Western backpackers and local tourists escaping the tropical heat.

Magalong said civilians were in no danger during the fighting that ended Friday.

However,
a poor excuse is better than no excuse at all...
two police special forces members were shot and maimed by rebel snipers on Thursday, leading to the decision to call in air support, Magalong said.

Elsewhere in the Cordillera, two soldiers were killed and three maimed in a separate firefight on the outskirts of Tabuk city on Thursday, an army statement said.

Cordillera police chief Magalong said the NPA camp that was overrun was a two-hectare (five-acre) training base hidden in a forest near the village of Aguid, at least four hours' hike from Sagada town centre.

All its defenders escaped, leaving behind guns, ammunition, improvised bombs, and documents, he added.

Sagada hotelier Karen Fiar-od told AFP residents learned about the fighting only from television and news websites.

"It's far from here, and it had no immediate effect on the local tourism situation," she said, adding local hotels had few guests anyway since it is the middle of the monsoon season in the area.

Magalong said the rebel camp violated an informal agreement that made Sagada a "peace zone" off limits to military and guerrilla units but not police over the past two decades, an arrangement that ensured tourist safety.

Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under: Commies


Sri Lanka
250kg heroin seized from Pakistani container in Colombo
[Dawn] Sri Lankan customs agents claim to have seized 250 kilograms of heroin worth $19 million from a container sent from Pakistain, in what an official says was the largest-ever stock of heroin nabbed in South Asia.

Customs director Mali Piyasena says the heroin was found Friday at a terminal in the capital, Colombo. The heroin was concealed inside 17,500 small grease cans packed into a large container sent from Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
Piyasena says a Pak national and three Sri Lankans were incarcerated
Drop the heater, Studs, or you're hist'try!
in connection to the seizure and will be handed over to the police narcotics division after the completion of a customs investigation.

He says it was the largest-ever haul of heroin seized in South Asia.

Officials say Pakistain is primarily a transit country for opiates and heroin produced in Afghanistan and over 200 tonnes -- estimated to be worth between $25 and $30 billion -- annually passes through Pakistain "safely".

According to a report published in Dawn, Pakistain customs officials say between 210 and 240 tonnes of heroin was smuggled from Afghanistan and reached the global market after passing through Pakistain in the year 2011.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [408 views] Top|| File under: Narcos


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Obama Admin’s “Proof” Assad Used Chemical Weapons… One Hundred YouTube Videos Of The Attack…
Geez....I hope they never discover PhotoShop....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 09/01/2013 14:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [543 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Zerohedge implies that this is the only evidence

that's wrong

they have intercepted communications eyewitnesses satellite info and other stuff

zerohedge is dishonest or at least deceptive in a lot of his posting
Posted by: lord garth || 09/01/2013 18:27 Comments || Top||

#2  It is not my place, well, maybe it is, to defend the veracity of Zerohedge.

Independent verification (is NSA doing anything out of country?) of the communications would be a good thing. Per The Guardian:
"The 8200 unit (an EXCELLENT resource) of the Israeli Defence Forces, which specialises in electronic surveillance, intercepted a conversation between Syrian officials regarding the use of chemical weapons, an unnamed former Mossad official told Focus. The content of the conversation was relayed to the US, the ex-official said." There is some serious wiggle-room here. Also, per The Guardian, William Hague (UK Foreign Secretary) confirmed the use of Sarin but, when pressed for his evidence, said "We absolutely cannot be specific about that because clearly those are intelligence sources that these things come from."

Eyewitness in the ME are a dime a dozen. "Rent-a-Crowds" are available to more than just Carlos Danger.

If satellites and analysis were were perfect, I would accept without question proof thereby obtained.

Additional evidence includes compounds indicating the "signature of Sarin" (per Secretary Kerry) (Probably methylphosphonic acid for which I can find no other precursor than nerve agents.). To believe that Mr. Assad would be any more inclined to use the stuff than "The Rebels" would take a greater leap than I am willing to, at this time, make.

Remember, never let a crisis go to waste....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 09/01/2013 21:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Re: Photos:

Kerry Caught Using Fake Photos, from Wrong War to Fuel Syrian War?

"Attempting to drive the point home, Kerry referenced a photograph used by the BBC illustrating a child jumping over hundreds of dead bodies covered in white shrouds. The photo was meant to depict victims who allegedly succumbed to the effects of chemical weapons via Assad’s regime.

However, it was later exposed the photograph used had been taken in 2003 in Iraq. It was not related to Syrian deaths whatsoever and was later retracted."

ouch....
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 09/01/2013 21:32 Comments || Top||


Army: Two Arrested in Connection to Firing Rockets from South to Israel
[An Nahar] The army announced on Saturday that it had jugged
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
two Lebanese in connection to the firing of rockets from southern Leb towards Israel.

The Army Command said in a statement that Youssef Mohammed al-Fleity and Omar Abdul Mawla al-Atrash confessed to transporting rockets from the Gazoo region in the Bekaa to individuals in the southern region of Tyre.

The rockets were since fired from al-Hawsh-Tyre region towards Israel on August 22.

Four Katyusha rockets were fired in the incident and Israel's Channel 2 said a rocket landed in the town of Nahariya.

The Israeli army said its Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of "three or four rockets fired from south of Tyre."

The other rockets did not land in Israeli territory.
Good lord -- the Palestinians on the Lebanese side of the border are as bad at missing entire countries as the ones in Gaza. An entire people whose theme should be

"Once ze rockets go up
Who cares vehr zey come down?
Dats not my depahtment,"
Said Werner von Braun.
The attack prompted Israeli warplanes the next day to strike a Popular Front for the Liberation of Paleostine-General Command (PFLP-GC) base in a valley in Naameh that lies 16 kilometers south of Beirut. The strike did not cause any casualties or material damage.

The PFLP-GC denied it was involved in the rocket attack.

On Friday, State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr ordered the arrest of two suspects linked to the incident.
Posted by: Fred || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [363 views] Top|| File under:


Video: Rebels Execute Assad Loyalists
[Ynet] Disturbing clips released by rebels show blindfolded members of 'Shabiha' militia being shot to death
I did not watch the video at the link, as seeing disturbing things disturbs me.
I didn't, either. I disturb easily, too.
Syrian rebels operating in Quneitra uploaded to the Internet a number of videos over the past few days which document the execution of fighters who are loyal to Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
's regime. The killings were carried out in retaliation for last week's chemical attack on rebel strongholds near Damascus.

One of the clips shows a blindfolded member of the pro-Assad 'Shabiha' militia being shot to death. Another video shows two Assad loyalists being shot to death.

The rebels who uploaded the disturbing videos took part in the capture of the Quneitra Crossing in June. The Syrian army later regained control of the border crossing.

The fighting in areas close to the border with Israel in the Golan Heights has subsided in recent days. The rebels control about 80% of the Quneitra region, but the Syrian army still controls strategic points in the area, including the Quneitra Crossing and the town of Khan Arnabah. Rebels affiliated with Global Jihad are continuing to establish their control in the southern Golan Heights.

Meanwhile,
...back at the saw mill, Scarface Al had tied Little Nell to the log and was about to turn on the buzz saw...
Britannia's joint intelligence committee (JIC) concluded it is "highly likely" that the Assad regime was responsible for the chemical weapons attacks in Syria last week that have prompted moves towards launching military strikes.

In its assessment of the chemical weapons attack the JIC said the regime had launched at least 14 chemical weapons attacks in the past.

A US defense official said Thursday that the Navy has deployed a fifth destroyer to the eastern Mediterranean, as expectations grow of an imminent strike on Syria.

The USS Stout, a guided missile destroyer, is "in the Mediterranean, heading and moving east" to relieve the USS Mahan, said the official, who said both ships might remain in place for the time being.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/01/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [444 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Any culinary highlights?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/01/2013 0:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Is it too late to issue formal apologies to Slobodan Milosevic ?
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