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Syria: Exploding truck murders 30 in Hama
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [2883 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Birthday Gam Shot

Charlotte Sullivan [Canuk][Filmography](age 30)



Tightly Packaged Design

Women Who Bathe Clothed


Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 10/21/2013 3:14 Comments || Top||

#2  ...although bathing while clothed, she also appears to be multi-tasking...
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 10/21/2013 16:04 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Tajiks kill Afghan drug-smuggling kingpin
Tajik State National Security Committee (GKNB) last month killed the Afghan leader of a trans-national crime group, media reported October 18, citing the GKNB press office, which released the news one month after it occurred.

The GKNB identified the dead man as Gulom Rabbani waladi Bekmuhammadnazar, born in 1981. GKNB forces killed Rabbani in a shootout in Farkhor District, Khatlon Oblast, Avesta.tj reported the GKNB as saying.

His accomplice was injured and escaped back into Afghanistan, the GKNB added, saying its forces found a Kalashnikov automatic rifle, ammunition, two mobile phones and 12.5kg of drugs at the scene.

Rabbani's crime ring smuggled drugs from Afghanistan for a long time, the GKNB said.
Rabbani didn't pay his 'protection?' Or got outbid by a competitor?
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/21/2013 10:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [390 views] Top|| File under:

#1  no wonder Karzai has been so pissy lately. His revenue stream has been disrupted by this.

Posted by: Bill Clinton || 10/21/2013 13:08 Comments || Top||

#2  If only our Border Patrol worked that way...
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/21/2013 18:07 Comments || Top||


Afghan commander defects to Taliban with Humvee and weapons
[Rooters] An Afghan army special forces commander has defected to an insurgent group allied with the Taliban in a Humvee truck packed with his team's guns and high-tech equipment, officials in the eastern Kunar province said on Sunday.

Monsif Khan, who raided the supplies of his 20-man team in Kunar's capital Asadabad over the Eid al-Adha religious holiday, is the first special forces commander to switch sides,
but undoubtedly not the last....
joining the Hezb-e-Islami organisation.
"He sent some of his comrades on leave and paid others to go out sightseeing, and then escaped with up to 30 guns, night-vision goggles, binoculars and a Humvee," said Shuja ul-Mulkh Jalala, the governor of Kunar.

Zubair Sediqi, a spokesman for Hezb-e-Islami, confirmed that Khan had joined the group, saying he had brought 15 guns and high-tech equipment.

The NATO-led coalition is grappling with a rise in "insider attacks" by Afghan soldiers who turn on their allies, undermining trust and efficiency. It has reported four lethal incidents over the past month taking the total number this year to 10, according to a Reuters tally.

Kunar, like all other provinces along the border with Pakistan, is among the more insecure and volatile parts of Afghanistan. Local security forces have started a manhunt for the commander and tribal elders have promised to help
as soon as US funding arrives.
"We are trying our best to use elders' influence in that area to bring back all equipment," Jalala said.
Has seldom worked previously. Perhaps this time will be different.
A record number of insider attacks - accounting for about one in every five coalition combat deaths - last year prompted the coalition to briefly suspend all joint activities and take steps to curb interaction between foreign and Afghan troops.

That has cut down the number of incidents, but some soldiers say the measures have further eroded the trust painstakingly nurtured between the allies over more than 12 years of war.
Ask nearly any US soldier if he trusts the ANSF and the answer will be a resounding no.
All entrants to the Afghan National Security Force have to pass an eight step vetting process, which includes providing identification cards, letters of recommendation by village or district elders and undergoing tests.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [558 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  20 man team? Don't know how Afghan forces are organized but that would make this "commander" a senior NCO (or a 2ndLT at most) in most Western armies.
Posted by: tipover || 10/21/2013 0:23 Comments || Top||

#2  tip.
Now you know who the drone strikes are killing.
Emptying out the jr nco mess, we are.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/21/2013 14:44 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
International anti-Piracy Force Says Nabbed 9 Somali Pirates
[An Nahar] An international anti-piracy force said Sunday it had captured nine Somali pirates suspected of two recent attacks in the Indian Ocean.

The Combined Maritime Forces -- naval patrols from 29 countries tasked with policing some of the world's most important shipping lanes -- said the pirates were picked up by Australian warship, HMAS Melbourne, some 500 nautical miles from the Somali coast.

After the suspects were jugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
, the boarding team destroyed two of their boats and associated equipment.

The anti-piracy force had been searching for the pirates since an attack and gunfire exchange with the supertanker Island Splendor last week. Three days later, the same group of pirates was suspected of attacking a Spanish fishing vessel.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [343 views] Top|| File under: Pirates


Two Christian Clerics Killed on Kenyan Coast
[An Nahar] Two Christian holy mans on Kenya's coast were killed in separate attacks over the weekend, witnesses said Sunday, two weeks after the killing of a Mohammedan preacher sparked deadly riots in port city Mombasa.

Charles Matole, a leader of Mombasa's Vikwatani Redeemed Gospel Church, was found dead in the church Sunday morning, sitting on a chair with a Bible on his lap -- apparently preparing his Sunday morning service.

"We found him with blood oozing from the head," said choir member Morris Ali, adding that no property had been taken from the curch.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [472 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Kenya


Africa North
Egyptian Security Forces Fire Teargas at Student Protests
[VOA News] Egyptian security forces fired bird shot and teargas to prevent supporters of deposed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi
...the former president of Egypt. A proponent of the One Man, One Vote, One Time principle, Morsi won election after the deposal of Hosni Mubarak and jumped to the conclusion it was his turn to be dictator...
from marching on Sunday to the site of a protest camp that was destroyed two months ago, a Rooters witness said.

The crowd of about 100 people were students from Al-Azhar University, the historic seat of Sunni Musselmen learning. They threw rocks at riot cop shoppeed outside the gates of the university, and police threw the stones back.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [386 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Gunmen open fire at Egyptian Christian wedding
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] At least three people were killed and nine maimed in Egypt's capital when gunnies shot up a Coptic Christian wedding ceremony on Sunday evening, according to Egypt's interior ministry.
Nobody's called for Dire Revenge® for the Blood of Christians yet. Still.
Witnesses said that unidentified gunnies were riding a cycle of violence as they opened fire on a group of people as they exited a church located in Cairo's Al-Warak neighborhood.

It was not immediately clear if all casualties were Christians.

An eight-year-old girl, a woman and a man were killed in the attack, the health ministry said.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [454 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  Update per Ynet:

The death toll from a shooting attack targeting a wedding party at a Cairo Coptic Church has reached four, an Egyptian health ministry official told AFP on Monday.

Ahmed al-Ansari, the head of ambulance services, said four people were killed and 17 others were wounded in the late Sunday attack, updating an earlier toll. Officials said an eight-year-old girl was among those killed.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2013 15:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Where are the Knights Templar when you need them?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2013 15:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Gone with the Snowdens of Yester Year?
Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2013 18:40 Comments || Top||


Egyptian drivers held by Libya militia freed
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Around 200 Egyptian truck drivers held by an armed Libyan group have been freed, reported an Al Arabiya correspondent on Sunday.

Egypt's foreign ministry said on Sunday that the drivers are now on their way back to Egypt. Their trucks had not been confiscated.

Earlier this week, fighters had stopped more than 70 vehicles in Libya's northern city of Ajdabiya.

Libyan security officials said that the gang had demanded the release of their relatives tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in Egypt on accusations of arms smuggling.

Since the overthrow and subsequent death of Libyan leader Muammar Qadaffy
...Custodian of Wheelus AFB for 42 long years until he was ejected from the gene pool by his indignant citizens...
in 2011, the number of armed militias has increased dramatically in the country, while Egypt has been inundated with Libyan weapons.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [410 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Egypt security forces arrest suspect in killing of Shia leader
[Al Ahram] One of the suspects accused of killing Shia leader Hassan Shehata and three other members of the Shia community was locked away
Please don't kill me!
on Sunday reported Ahram's Arabic website.

Last June, an angry mob led by Salafist sheikhs torched and attacked Shia residences in the small village of Zawyat Abu Musalam in Giza governorate, killing four citizens, including a prominent Shia figure.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [455 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Boko Haram Islamists kill 19 in Nigeria's northeast
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] 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...
gunnies dressed in military uniform on Sunday killed 19 people near the Nigerian border with Cameroon in the restive northeast where the Islamists have carried out deadly attacks, residents and a survivor said.

The cycle of violence-riding gunnies armed with Kalashnikovs blocked the highway near the town of Logumani, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from the border, shooting and hacking to death 19 motorists and burning three trucks, they said.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [361 views] Top|| File under: Boko Haram


Britain
British Police Charge Two Men with Terror Offences
[An Nahar] British police on Sunday charged two men with terror offences after they were placed in durance vile
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
during a dramatic counter-terrorism operation in London last week.

A 25-year-old man is accused of preparing acts of terrorism while he and another 25-year-old man are suspected of gathering information which could be used in a terror act, London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [482 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Britain

#1  Wait just a freakin' minute here.
Armed police--extremely rare for the Brits--shot out the tires of a car containing two guys who were released without charge.
WTF?
Is this just the way the Brits operate when they have some Bad Guys? Or did they get their intel so wrong the shooters felt justified in blasting away to stop the escape?
In this country, they'd shoot the driver and passenger and then visit the guy's home and shoot the dog. But this is the UK.
What does sovereign immunity mean when you have an actual Sovereign?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/21/2013 8:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Oh, yeah. How many bystanders did they hit?
Posted by: Richard Aubrey || 10/21/2013 8:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Like British cuisine, this could be the UK's version of a 'crossfire'. ( the food sux too)
Posted by: USN,ret || 10/21/2013 21:20 Comments || Top||


Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Attack on chemical weapons facility foiled
More details on the story previously reported here. The arrestees are Northern Caucasian Wahabists.
.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2013 03:28 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [395 views] Top|| File under:


India-Pakistan
Karachi operation - LEAs nab 152 more suspects
[Pak Daily Times] Law enforcers claimed to have held around 152 suspects including alleged hit mans belonging to political parties and Lyari
...one of the eighteen constituent towns of the city of Karachi. It is the smallest town by area in the city but also the most densely populated. Lyari has few schools, substandard hospitals, a poor water system, limited infrastructure, and broken roads. It is a stronghold of ruling Pakistan Peoples Party. Ubiquitous gang activity and a thriving narcotics industry make Lyari one of the most disturbed places in Karachi, which is really saying a lot....
gangsters during separate targeted raids across the city on Sunday.

In the first episode, Rangers claimed to have tossed in the clink
Please don't kill me!
around nine hardened criminals during various targeted raids in different parts of the metropolis, including Quaidabad, Green Town, Nazimabad, Nishter Road, New 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...
, Orangi Town, Shah Faisal Colony, Abidabad in Baldia, Gulberg, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Manzur Colony areas. Officials also tossed in the slammer
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
suspects during snap checking at Lucky Star and Board Office Chowrangi. The officials recovered weapons from the possession of suspects.

Elsewhere, two political workers were apprehended during a targeted raid conducted by Rangers in Abul Hassan Isphani locality. According to Rangers sources, the raid was conducted on a tip-off. Officials also recovered weapons from the suspects' possession. The law-enforcing agency did not disclose the identity of the detainees, or their political affiliation. The arrested persons have been shifted to some holy man's guesthouse an undisclosed location for further questioning.

Likewise, a notorious hit man, affiliated with Lyari gang war, was arrested during a targeted raid conducted by Rangers on Nishter Road. The accused was identified as Mansoor Baloch alias Bublee. According to Rangers' spokesperson, the accused was affiliated with the outlawed People's Aman Committee and was wanted by the law enforcement agencies in a number of criminal cases, including murder. Spokesperson also claimed to have recovered weapons including .22 rifle, 7mm rifle, 9mm pistol, mixed ammunition and narcotics from his possession.

Separately, Karachi police claimed to have nabbed 73 alleged criminals including 42 absconders, 11 under arms ordinance, five under narcotics ordinance, 10 robbers and two murderers. According to Sindh police spokesperson, 18 weapons and narcotics were also recovered during the police actions for the prevention of crime.

Similarly, district east police apprehended 16 alleged criminals including two absconders during targeted raids and snap checking and also claimed to have recovered nine pistols, four cell phones and two cycle of violences.

As many as 48 alleged criminals, including 36 absconders were taken into custody by district west police. Police also claimed to have recovered weapons, including one repeater, six pistols, one dagger, four cycle of violences and narcotics from the possession of suspects.

Meanwhile,
...back at the laboratory the smoke and fumes had dispersed, to reveal an ominous sight...
police arrested an alleged suspect Bakhtiar during an exchange of fire in Sultanabad area, however his three accomplices managed to escape under the cover of firing. Police officials said that the accused was wanted for attacking and injuring a police constable, Shafiq.

In another operation, two alleged criminals wanted by Karachi police in various cases of crime and terrorism were arrested from Swat. The accused persons were identified as Nawab and Ikram. According to police officials, the suspects were involved in various criminal cases in Karachi, including murders, attacks on law enforcement agencies and terrorism. The suspects hail from Swat
...a valley and an administrative district in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistain, located 99 mi from Islamabad. It is inhabited mostly by Pashto speakers. The place has gone steadily downhill since the days when Babe Ruth was the Sultan of Swat...
and Mardan.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [331 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Gunmen kill four policemen in NW Pakistan
[Al Ahram] Gunmen in a car rubbed out four coppers at a checkpoint in a restive northwestern Pak city on Sunday, officials said.

The shooting took place in Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
, capital of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
province, where Talibs are active.

"At least four coppers embraced martyrdom after unknown gunnies in a car fired at them when asked to stop for checking," senior police official Mohammad Ismail told AFP.

Nobody immediately grabbed credit, but Talibs, who have been waging a bloody insurgency against the state, routinely target police and security forces.
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Iraq
39 killed, 51 wounded in bombing attacks in Iraq's capital
[Xinhua] At least 39 people were killed and 51 others maimed in three bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital of Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
on Sunday, police said.

A jacket wallah detonated his vest of explosives in a popular cafe in the Amil area in southwestern Storied Baghdad, killing at least 37 people and wounding 42 others, a police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [399 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant

#1  Islam is the Religion of Peace and we mustn't Profile.

Hummahumma. But I look at the brightside of all this. All the dead'uns were ..( wait for it ) ...Moslems.

Yeah? Yeah.
Posted by: Spereting Tingle4064 || 10/21/2013 1:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Boys Beasts will be beasts.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2013 1:55 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
IDF Unit Fires At Alleged Palestinian Saboteur Near Negev Town
[Ynet] An IDF force opened fire toward a Paleostinian suspected of attempting to sabotage the fence surrounding the Negev community of Meitar.

According to the IDF, the Paleostinian sustained light injuries and was taken for medical treatment in the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [318 views] Top|| File under:

#1  the Paleostinian sustained light injuries

Heads should roll!
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2013 1:56 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Launch of new USN Destroyer-'Zumwalt'
[Fox] Navy's largest destroyer heading into the water in Maine
Posted by: Skidmark || 10/21/2013 07:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [873 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hopefully, like the Seawolf class subs did for the Virginia class subs, this "class of three" will make a good tested for a more economical follow-on destroyer design...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2013 8:49 Comments || Top||

#2  Testbed. I'm going to turn autocorrect off now...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 10/21/2013 8:49 Comments || Top||

#3  Damn things are frigates. Would you like to super size that Admiral?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2013 9:17 Comments || Top||

#4  It's actually closer to a cruiser in specifications.

On time and budget is good. Then again, blue-water warships always have patronage.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2013 10:19 Comments || Top||

#5  said it's been a challenging project with a new hull design, composite materials and new technology.

Cant say "Titanic", can you, hope it survives?
I recall the Titanic had a new "Hull design and Composite materials", (Brittle steel Hull) on it.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/21/2013 11:56 Comments || Top||

#6  The part that struck me about survivability was the reduced crew size. Automation is cool, and there are a lot of payoffs. But from my pitiful knowledge of WWII, it seems the thing that saved a lot of USN ships was heroic damage control efforts by live humans.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2013 12:51 Comments || Top||

#7  It's a battle cruiser of the classic Jackie Fisher doctrine.

Crap it's over 100 feet longer than the last destroyer built?

It is a huge technology beast, the training programs are completely screwed up and they are penny rich and pound foolish on the training facilities.

If I was an Admiral, I'd retire so I wouldn't be around when this thing is sunk. Some nutjob with a silkworm would love to put that on their website.
Posted by: Bill Clinton || 10/21/2013 13:07 Comments || Top||

#8  Needs to be big. Navy of the future is transitioning from guns and missiles to electromagnetic weapons. Ships that carry those are going to require ginormous electrical generation, and you can't fit a big power plant into a small hull.
Posted by: Steve White || 10/21/2013 16:26 Comments || Top||

#9  Actually you can.... but it's expensive as all get out. What I want to see is a carrier turn into the wind with it's own 20 1.38 megawatt wind-turbines, this would be win, win, win, green, green, green, and hilarious. Where? Just sponson 'em out a bit more, no big deal.

Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2013 18:42 Comments || Top||

#10  Got to work on some of the parts at previous job. Specs were atrocious to comply with and agree w/ earlier; automation can't rig a patch or shore up a bulkhead. But with composites there won't be a lot of bulkhead to shore up. A convertible warship
Posted by: USN,ret || 10/21/2013 21:24 Comments || Top||

#11  From over at Ars Technica: The Navy¬ís newest warship is powered by Linux.

Interesting tech details, including the fact that the first commanding officer will be Captain James Kirk. Hey, I wonder if you can fight the ship via Emacs?
Posted by: SteveS || 10/21/2013 21:39 Comments || Top||

#12  Bottom Line: DC requires manpower.
Posted by: OldSpook || 10/21/2013 21:40 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
USMC training Syrian AQ rebels in the magic kingdom.
Hattip Weasel Zippers
[IHS Janes] Free Syrian Army (FSA) units are receiving intensive training from US Marine Corps personnel in Saudi Arabia, a senior FSA source has told IHS Jane's.

The source said the United States and the KSA have agreed to train around 1,500 insurgents. The programme began a few months ago and most of the personnel will be trained by the end of 2013.

The courses last for 100 days and include fighting in built up areas (FIBUA). The most recent intake that arrived from Jordan on 13 October consists of around 40% from insurgent groups operating inside Syria, with the rest recruited from refugees in neighbouring countries.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2013 03:33 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [605 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Iraq

#1  Any bets on how long before these trainees kill their first American?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2013 8:38 Comments || Top||

#2  ..graduation day?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/21/2013 9:15 Comments || Top||

#3  I tried to post this Jane's article on my facebook page and now Facebook refuses to post any comments I make anywhere... Must touch some raw nerves with the admin.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/21/2013 9:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Any bets on how long before these trainees kill their first American?

Better odds would be defections to Islamist units.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2013 10:22 Comments || Top||

#5  I seem to be blocked from posting to FB right now too, 3dc.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/21/2013 10:35 Comments || Top||

#6  I believe NSA conducts downloads on Monday mornings. Try again after lunch.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/21/2013 11:09 Comments || Top||

#7  heard on radio that FB was down - it's back up now
Posted by: Frank G || 10/21/2013 13:06 Comments || Top||

#8  Isn't that Cassus Belli for Assad to attack House of Saud and American Government?
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/21/2013 13:08 Comments || Top||

#9  Better odds would be defections to Islamist units.

And then?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2013 13:32 Comments || Top||

#10  If the US was the great villian many suggest we'd give these fellows some kind of slow acting but communicable plague.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 10/21/2013 14:53 Comments || Top||

#11  And then?

They'll either try to kill Americans. Or Israelis. Or Shiites. Or each other.

Or maybe they'll become KIAs.

Or maybe they won't defect.

Who knows.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2013 15:53 Comments || Top||

#12  #10 If the US was the great villian many suggest we'd give these fellows some kind of slow acting but communicable plague.

Acquired Islamic Derangement Syndrome. Too late.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 10/21/2013 16:24 Comments || Top||


Syria: Exploding truck murders 30 in Hama
[VOA News] A truck bomb kaboom in Syria's fourth largest city of Hama killed more than 30 people Sunday, as the special envoy of the United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
and Arab League
...an organization of Arabic-speaking states with 22 member countries and four observers. The League tries to achieve Arab consensus on issues, which usually leaves them doing nothing but a bit of grimacing and mustache cursing...
held talks in Cairo on fixing a date for a long-delayed peace conference.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/21/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [977 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  I've been waiting for years, in vain, for Paleosimians to start blowing each other up.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/21/2013 1:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Maybe they just need a little encouragement.
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2013 10:23 Comments || Top||

#3  They do seem to be good at shooting each other in the feet.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 10/21/2013 12:08 Comments || Top||

#4  What kinda truck? The bar wonders....
Posted by: Shipman || 10/21/2013 18:44 Comments || Top||

#5  It probably wasn't an F-150.

Drink Up!
Posted by: Pappy || 10/21/2013 20:44 Comments || Top||

#6  What kind of truck? Well if it crossed any borders to get there I would say an International.
Posted by: USN,ret || 10/21/2013 21:27 Comments || Top||


16 Syrian troops dead in kaboom, fighting in Damascus 'burb
[BBC.CO.UK] At least 16 Syrian soldiers have been killed in a kaboom and the fighting that followed in a Damascus suburb, activists have said.

The kaboom prompted violence at a checkpoint near the mainly-Christian area of Jaramana, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

State media are blaming "terrorists" for the events but are not giving further details.

Jim Muir, reporting from Beirut, says at least two bombs appear to have been dropped by government planes in retaliation for the attack.
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Army Strengthens Presence in Tripoli as Clashes Erupt between Jabal Mohsen, Bab al-Tabbaneh
[An Nahar] Gunfire exchange took place in the northern city of Tripoli
...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn...
on Sunday evening amid heavy military deployment in the area, the state-run National News Agency reported.

"Gunfire was heard in the Tripoli neighborhoods of Bab al-Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen," the NNA elaborated, pointing out that gunnies were present in the region.
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