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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Happy Birthday/Daily Gam Shot

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Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 12/06/2010 2:21 Comments || Top||

#2  And Janine's conservative too, IIRC.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/06/2010 7:39 Comments || Top||

#3  Yep, she is - met her backstage at the first big Tea Party rally in San Antonio, in 2009. She was there with her daughter, and added as a last-minute speaker. Very unassuming and charming in person; was raised in Texas and she still lives here, mostly.
Posted by: Sgt.Mom || 12/06/2010 9:18 Comments || Top||

#4  Janine is a head Turner.
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Posted by: rtlbwa || 12/06/2010 20:14 Comments || Top||

Two NATO soldiers among four killed in Afghan suicide attack
[Pak Daily Times] A jacket wallah killed two foreign soldiers and two Afghan civilians in a bazaar outside a NATO base in southeast Afghanistan on Sunday and maimed nearly 20, NATO and Afghan officials said.

The Taliban grabbed credit for the blast in Gardez district of Paktia, a province located to the south of Kabul and close to the Pakistain border.

Major S Justin Platt, front man for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Paktia confirmed there had been several casualties.

"There were two ISAF soldiers killed and six maimed," Platt said.

ISAF officials in Kabul confirmed it was a suicide blast. The kaboom happened as a group of foreign and Afghan soldiers were shopping, a military source in Kabul said, adding at least four Afghan troops were also maimed.

"Two Afghan shopkeepers were killed. Eighteen other people were maimed," Rohullah Samoon, a front man for the provincial governor, said by phone.

The Taliban front man said 19 Afghan and foreign soldiers were killed in the attack, although the group often inflates casualties among foreign and government troops.

This year has been the deadliest for foreign troops since the war began in late 2001. Around 680 troops have died so far in 2010 compared to 521 for all of 2009. Around 2,250 foreign troops have died in Afghanistan since the start of the war.

Later on Sunday, ISAF said one of its service members had died in a separate bad turban attack in the south of the country but gave no further details.

But it is ordinary Afghans who have borne the brunt of the fighting as they become increasingly caught up in the crossfire.

According to UN figures, 1,271 non-combatants were killed in the first six months of this year, a 21 percent jump on the same period in 2009.

Last month, NATO leaders agreed to hand control of security in Afghanistan to Afghan forces by the end of 2014 and said the NATO-led force could halt combat operations by the same date if security conditions were good enough. But some US and NATO officials have said the spike in violence and problems in building up a capable Afghan army and police force to take over could make it hard to meet the 2014 target date set by President Hamid Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

Africa Horn
100 killed in Somali bloodshed in past three days
[Iran Press TV] Over a hundred people have been killed in festivities between African Union (AU) troops and al-Shaboobs across Somalia during the past three days.

The attacks in the capital Mogadishu -- dubbed as "days of bloody festivities" -- have left at least 50 fighters dead, Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed said Sunday.

"Several Islamic exemplar bully boyz have been killed in the fighting with only five minor injuries on our own troops," the premier said.

The infamous However...
some 15 civilians have also bit the dust in the attacks.

Al-Shabaab accuses AU troops of invading the country. The fighters say they will continue their battles until the AU forces withdraw from Somalia.

For months, Mogadishu has been the scene of daily battles between government forces and local fighters -- both of whom are trying to take control of the capital.

Also on Sunday, at least 27 al-Shaboobs were killed in fresh festivities with government-backed troops in the central Somali region of Hiran, Somali government front man Mohamed Nur Dabash told Press TV.

He added that the soldiers were now on the verge of capturing the region from the fighters.

At least 13 government soldiers bit the dust in the festivities as well.

The fresh attacks come as Burundi sent an additional battalion of 850 soldiers to Somalia to bolster the AU peacekeeping mission in the Horn of African country.

The recent deployment brings to about 8,050 the number of AU troops in Somalia.

The other major contributor of AU troops in Somalia is Uganda.

The African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia is struggling to hold back al-Shaboobs and to keep Somalia's besieged government in power.

The latest report by the International Committee of the Red Thingy (ICRC) says thousands of civilians have been injured in recent months in festivities throughout the country in the Horn of Africa.

Compared to last year, it is an increase of 25 percent in the total number of war casualties and 72 percent in the number of war-maimed women and kiddies admitted to hospitals.

Some 4,000 patients with war injuries, among them 1,100 women and kiddies, were taken to Mogadishu's two referral hospitals in 2009.

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Somalia has not had a functioning government
since 1991, when warlords overthrew former dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

Over the past two decades, up to one million people have bit the dust in fighting between rival factions and due to famine and disease.

There are more than 1.4 million Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Somalia. More than 300,000 IDPs are sheltered in Mogadishu alone.

Most of the displaced live in poor and degrading conditions in makeshift camps in southern and central Somalia, according to the United Nations, aka the Oyster Bay Chowder and Marching Society High Commissioner for Refugees.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

Pirates hijack Bangladeshi ship in the Arabian sea
[Bangla Daily Star] Pirates have hijacked a Bangladesh-flagged ship in the Arabian Sea off the coast of India, shipping officials in Dhaka said yesterday.

"The pirates embarked on board after chasing MV Jahan Moni in the Arabian Sea on Sunday," a senior official at the Bangladesh Shipping Department (BSD) said.

"We have sought help from anti-piracy teams in Dubai and Singapore, and Indian coast guards," Rear Admiral Bazlur Rahman, head of the shipping department told Reuters, without giving further details.

The BSD, an arm of the ministry of shipping, monitors and regulates external shipping and ferry services.

Another BSD official said: "The ship has been captured by the pirates."

The 16-crew ship owned by a Bangladeshi shipping firm was heading towards Europe with merchandise from Singapore, the BSD said. No other details about the ship were available immediately.

Somali pirates are making tens of millions of dollars in ransoms from seizing ships in the Indian Ocean and the Gulf of Aden , though Sunday's hijack happened around 3,000 km (1,864 miles) east of Somalia.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [599 views] Top|| File under: Pirates

#1  Hmmm, who to root for here?
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 12/06/2010 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  The Bangladeshis - 'cause they aren't Pakistanis.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2010 21:10 Comments || Top||

Five Qaeda Suspects Surrender in South
[Yemen Post] Five Al-Qaeda suspects handed themselves in to authorities in Yemen's southern Abyan province, bringing the number of the suspects who have surrendered over the last few months to more than 35 suspects.

Local sources said the five included Muhammad Nuairan as the move was the result of coordinated efforts by the local authorities and tribal leaders to convince them to give up.

The surrender comes as the authorities are continuing to surround snuffies under large-scale counterterrorism operations, mainly in southern and southeastern regions, Abyan Governor Ahmed Al-Maisari said.

Furthermore, it was the result of major efforts exerted by the authorities, holy mans, parents and tribal elders to convince all suspects to stop their acts and illegal grouping, he added.

14 suspects were said to have surrendered in November and 15 others in October.

Yemen has been waging a fierce war against Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP, which has been responsible for recent terror plots and attacks in Yemen, the region and the world.

The group was described by the U.S. as more dangerous than the main Al-Qaeda organization of Bin Laden in Afghanistan.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [296 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Trial Opens for 4 Accused of Plotting Attacks in South
[Yemen Post] Four men, standing trail at the Specialized Criminal Court in Hadramout for plotting attacks against foreigners and government officials, on Saturday pleaded not guilty
"Wudn't me."
to the charges during their opening trial.

The prosecution charged that the four men decided to form a fighting cell to attack foreigners and government officials, but were jugged before carrying out attacks.

Presiding Judge Abdu Awadhi, adjourned the session until December18, to start hearing the prosecution witnesses in the case, a judicial source told The Yemen Post.

Official media accuses the self named southern movement of being in cooperation with Al-Qaeda.

By 2008 Al-Qaeda had regrouped as a Saudi-Yemeni coalition under the name Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula with a new desire to target the Yemeni state itself.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [312 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Arabia

Greece nabs several terrorism suspects
[Iran Press TV] Greek police have jugged several people suspected of terrorism and confiscated weapons and explosives around the capital, Athens.

The arrests were made on Saturday after police stormed several homes in Athens and a garage in the district of Nea Smyrni near the Greek capital.

The police said three Kalashnikov assault rifles, three semi-automatic guns, seven handguns, four grenades, 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of industrial-grade ammonium nitrate explosives and 200 grams of TNT were confiscated.

Police also conducted searches in other cities across Greece, AFP reported.

No particular Islamic exemplar group has been officially linked to the arrests yet.

The infamous However...
police have indicated a link to a Greek group. Three of the people jugged are suspected to be the members of Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei.

Last month, Conspiracy of Fire Nuclei grabbed credit for a spate of parcel bomb campaigns against European leaders and embassies in Greece after two of its members were jugged.

A far-left group Revolutionary Sect is also among the immediate suspects. The group, which has so far killed two people, has recently claimed to possess a large arsenal and threatened to intensify its attacks on police and journalists.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [290 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Were this a few years ago and a financially decrepit Greece not dependent on other Euro nations' largesse, the attacks (since they were directed at foreigners) would've been met with official shrugs.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2010 21:13 Comments || Top||

Home Front: WoT
Mosque shuns FBI informant
[Al Jazeera] An FBI informant who attempted to infiltrate an Islamic community centre in the quiet Caliphornian town of Irvine scared Mohammedan worshippers so much with his talk of violent jihad that they took out order against him, the Washington Post reported.
Good for them. That's what we want -- American Muslims protecting the society they joined by rejecting old-world jihadi viciousness.
The FBI claims its use of such informants has prevented more attacks since the attacks of September 11, 2001.
That is, indeed, what the Washington Post has reported over the years.
Yet its officials have said that they do not target Mohammedans - an argument that has long been taken with a dose of scepticism by some commentators.

The latest case follows revelations that a man who tried to bomb a Christmas ceremony in Portland, Oregon, did so not only whilst under FBI surveillance, but had been provided with fake explosives by its undercover agents.

Making matters worse for the agency, Craig Monteilh, the convicted fraudster whom the FBI sent into the mosque to spy on its members, has gone public and is suing the investigative agency.

The two cases are reviving criticisms over the government agency's apparent surveillance of Mohammedans in the US.

Southern Caliphornian Mohammedan community leaders have expressed outrage over the FBI's methods, saying it undermines any efforts to build trust.

"The community feels betrayed," Shakeel Syed, the executive director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern Caliphornia, told the Post.

"They got a guy, a bona fide criminal, and obviously trained him and sent him to infiltrate mosques," Syed was quoted as saying. "And when things went sour, they ditched him and he got mad. It's like a soap opera, for God's sake."
But you are well out of it, Mr. Syed, because your congregation openly rejected the man's attempted seduction to evil. You should be proud of yourselves for what you have demonstrated to your neighbors, your country, and the world.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [360 views] Top|| File under:

#1  it undermines any efforts to build trust This is an ambiguous statement. Of course we'd want anyone to distrust someone promoting JIHAD! So what if he's an FBI plant.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 12/06/2010 0:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Fake religion rejects fake Mohammedan, sent by fake law enforcement agency, in fake US State?
Posted by: Besoeker || 12/06/2010 1:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Just because they rejected an FBI plant doesn't mean they reject jihad. Maybe he just didn't "smell" like one of them so they ostracized him.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/06/2010 16:10 Comments || Top||

#4  And when things went sour, they ditched him

Not that the FBI wouldn't ditch an informant in a New York minute, but just what position could they have left him in? Did they tell the guy they would help resettle if things went bad or protect him from court orders or make things right with the Muslim community or something?
Posted by: gorb || 12/06/2010 22:54 Comments || Top||

Blast kills 50 as anti-Taliban elders gather
Posted by: Uleatch Dribble8106 || 12/06/2010 09:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [298 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The bombers targeted a local administration compound in Ghalalnai, the main town in the tribal district of Mohmand, about 175 kilometres northwest of the federal capital Islamabad and near the Afghan border.

More than 100 people were believed to have been in the compound where government officials, allied tribal elders and members of local anti-Taliban militia were holding talks.

"There were two bombers. They were on foot -both came on motorbikes. The first blew himself up inside the office of one of my deputies while the second one set off explosives when guards caught him."
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/06/2010 10:32 Comments || Top||

#2  From Roggio:
"The Mohmand Taliban are commanded by Omar Khalid, who is a deputy of Hakeemullah Mehsud's Taliban movement. Khalid is considered one of the Taliban's most effective and powerful leaders in the tribal areas. He also maintains close ties to al Qaeda and is believed to have given sanctuary to Ayman al Zawahiri in the past."
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/06/2010 10:33 Comments || Top||

#3  I wonder what kind of guys they are getting for suicide bombers that can get so far into what seems a conference where everyone probably knows each other. High payouts to their families?
Posted by: Penguin || 12/06/2010 10:41 Comments || Top||

#4  I'd say high payouts to poor guards. In Afghanistan, the only thing higher than religion or blood is money.
Posted by: Uleatch Dribble8106 || 12/06/2010 11:21 Comments || Top||

Terrorists blow up girls' school in Mohmand
[Pak Daily Times] Some unidentified gunnies blew up a girls' school in Mohmand Agency, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. According to sources, the gunnies detonated explosives, planted around the girls' school, which was located in the Safi district of the Mohmand Agency. However,
The infamous However...
no injuries or casualties reported. The gunnies have targeted schools in the area and the toll of the schools blown up in the area has reached 70, the channel reported.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: TTP

#1  The only surprise here is that they still have any girls' schools left to blow up.
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/06/2010 8:01 Comments || Top||

#2  ...or that the real locals keep on rebuilding them.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/06/2010 10:12 Comments || Top||

#3  Lions of Islam facing tough enemies ....again
Posted by: Warthog || 12/06/2010 13:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Such a juvenile cootie fetish.
Posted by: Water Modem || 12/06/2010 20:07 Comments || Top||

Missile attack kills 5 terrorists in Waziristan
[Pak Daily Times] At least five cut-throats were killed in missile attacks in northern area of the Wazoo agency, a private TV channel reported on Sunday. According to sources, two missiles were fired from someplace or other on a vehicle in tehsil Dutta Khel, 25 kilometres from Miran Shah. The vehicle was destroyed completely and five alleged cut-throats on board died in the attacks, the channel reported.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in Pakistan

#1  So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, adieu,
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu.
Posted by: Ralphs son Johnnie || 12/06/2010 2:01 Comments || Top||

ANP activist gunned down in Karachi
[Pak Daily Times] An activist of the Awami National Party (ANP) has been killed while his elder brother has been injured after unidentified gunnies opened fire on their car on the Abul Hassan Isphani Road, Mobina Town police said on Sunday.

The incident took place near the Paradise Bakery. 35-year-old Dawood Khan, son of Haji Abdul Qayyum, was going to Al-Asif Square with his brother Irfan, 35, on his car. As they crossed a bridge, two faceless myrmidons approached them on two cycle of violences and open indiscriminate firing on them, with both brothers being injured as a result. Police shifted them to the Agha Khan University Hospital (AKUH), where during treatment, Irfan passed away. After the incident, tension engulfed the Abul Hassan Isphani Road, the Quaid Azam Colony and other surrounding areas.

SHO Ejaz Khokar said the victim was the resident of the Azeem Goth Quaid-e-Azam Colony, Gulshan Iqbal, and used to run a transport business, adding that after the incident, heavy contingents of police and rangers were deployed in the affected areas to main the law and order situation.

He said that the victim hailed from Wazoo and was an active member of the ANP. The ANP's front man, Qadir Khan, condemned the incident and demanded that the government arrest the culprits who were involved in assassinations. Police officials said the Irfan received three bullets, while his brother received four bullets, adding that his condition was critical. They said that Dawood was a member of the ANP Sindh Council. The victim's funeral will be offered today at the Masjid Umar Bin Khitab after Zuhr prayers and will be buried in a local graveyard situated at the same area where he resided. No case had been registered unil the filing of this report.

In another incident, a participant of the Sindh Cultural Day was killed and two others were maimed as they made their way back from a programme celebrated at the press club in Sacchal Goth, while seven shops and dozens of pushcarts were set ablaze, Sacchal police said. SHO Asif Jakhrani said that to mark the day, the residents of Sacchal Goth and Sindhi nationalists brought a rally and reached the press club in large numbers and after attending the programme, the rally was on its way to Sacchal Goth when the participants stopped at the Khyber Hotel located near the Sacchal Goth for tea. After having tea, the participants of the rally exchanged hot words with a group sitting near them. After a quarrel erupted, and the opposite group opened fire on the participants, as a result of which three participants, namely Waheed Hussain, 25, Ghulam, 28 and Latif, 26, were maimed. All three were rushed to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for treatment, where Waheed succumbed to his injuries.

...back at the ranch...
the Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) claimed that Waheed was an active worker of their organisation. After the incident, the angry mob torched three hotels, four makeshift restaurants and six pushcarts and pelted stones at traffic.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [285 views] Top|| File under: Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 12/06/2010 1:37 Comments || Top||

Security forces kill 3 terrorists in Swat
[Pak Daily Times] Security forces, during a retaliatory action, killed three Islamic fascisti and recovered lethal weapons from their possession on Sunday.

Official sources said that security forces launched a search operation after receiving information about the presence of Islamic fascisti at the mountainous Chor Mak area in Upper Khwazakhela. The security forces, during the search operation, encountered Islamic fascisti and asked them to surrender. Instead, the Islamic fascisti shot up the security forces, which, in turn retaliated.

As a result, Azizullah, Gufranullah and Zakrya were killed. The police wanted the outlaws in various cases of heinous nature. Lethal weapons were also recovered from their possession.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [293 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Orakzai elders agree to open all closed roads after five years
[Pak Daily Times] Both Sunni and Shia tribal elders, including Malik Abdul Matt Khan, Malik Meherban Shah and Malik Fayaz Abass, unanimously agreed during a grand peace jirga held at Kalaya, Orkazai Agency headquarters, on Sunday, to open all roads closed since 2005 for each other, and announced to take stern action jointly against elements found guilty of any subversive activity.

Both Sunni and Shia rustics pledged to work shoulder to shoulder to ensure sectarian harmony, peace, brotherhood, progress and prosperity of the country and agreed to open all closed roads after five years in the agency.
They didn't miss a single cliche' in that sentence. Quite impressive.
The jirga said Sunni and Shia were like brothers and would foil the evil designs of the enemy by maintaining peace and inter-faith harmony in their areas of Orakzai. The jirga was attended, among others, by FC Inspector General Maj Gen Nadir Zaib, Orakzai Political Agent Riaz Mehsud, religious scholars from both Sunni and Shia sects, tribal maliks, chieftains, Sikhs and elites of the areas.

The roads in Sunni and Shia dominated areas had been closed in 2005 after unrest in Orakzai Agency
... crawling with holy men, home to Darra Adam Khel, the world's largest illegal arms bazaar...
and were opened on Sunday following a consensus reached between agency elders.

The jirga said tribal people had rendered great sacrifices for the country and would work shoulder to shoulder with each other by extending full support to the government and security forces in maintaining peace, inter-faith harmony, progress and prosperity of the rustics.

Nadir Zaib said peace and stability was vital for progress and prosperity of the rustics and security forces had rendered matchless sacrifices. He said there was a great responsibility on the rustics's shoulders to work with security forces in maintaining peace in their areas after bully boyz had been flushed out, resulting in establishment of the government's writ here.

The FC IG said bully boyz had been defeated in their strongholds, adding that they would not be allowed to regroup or enter Orakzai again.

Riaz Mehsud said that rustics, under territorial responsibilities, would defend their areas and bully boyz would not be allowed to regroup again in Orakzai. Expressing his joy over the Shia-Sunni unity, he said that reopening of the roads would go a long way in regional progress and prosperity.

The jirga held sacrifices by the security forces in high esteem and assured them of full support.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2010 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [301 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

AQ Claims 'Credit' for Israel Fire
Probably just BS, but could motivate future attacks.
The terrorist organization Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the fire that has devastated the forests of Mount Caramel, the most serious environmental disaster in the history of Israel. Although the local police authorities attribute the blaze to negligence and the prolonged drought that is affecting the region.

Today, a new terrorist group, which claims links to Al Qaeda, posted a video message on jihadist forums, the same used by Osama Bin Laden, declaring to be behind the fire. The group, which calls itself “Lions of the mujahideen in Palestine" claims to have set fire to the trees of Mount Carmel, triggering the inferno which is still raging. "The lions of the mujahideen in Palestine" say they carried out the arson attack on the night between Thursday and Friday - "performing a holy and heroic expedition within the territory of the usurpers on occupied Mount Caramel setting fire to its trees, causing the deaths of more than 40 people and wounding dozens, as recognized by the enemy itself".

The terrorist group, whose credibility has not yet been independently confirmed, also thanked "the wind, which was one of the soldiers of Allah, for his help, by expanding the flames to where we never thought, so that the enemy was not able to subdue it and was forced to seek help from foreign forces."
Posted by: Glenmore || 12/06/2010 10:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  One more reason why arson ranks right up there with murder as a capital offense.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/06/2010 11:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Some of us have worried about this type of eco-terrorism for years. It doesn't take much for a home-grown jihadi with a can of gas and a match to start conflagrations.

Look out Southern California you are probably the most vulnerable.
Posted by: Alan Cramer || 12/06/2010 14:51 Comments || Top||

#3  Southern Californians are well aware of how vulnerable we are. That's why I made reference to it being a capital offense. An arsonist never knows, has no way of knowing, if the fire he starts might kill someone. They should be treated just like murderers.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/06/2010 16:14 Comments || Top||

#4  The state of California defines arson as willfully and maliciously setting fire, burning, or causing to burn any structure, land, or property. If the arson:

* Causes an inhabited property to burn: 3-8 years in prison
* Causes great bodily injury to someone: 5-9 years
* Committed on a structure or forest land: 2-6 years
* Committed on uninhabited property: 16 months-3 years

Certain conditions in the arson can add an increase to the amount of time. Multiple burn victims, multiple structures, or injury to an emergency official all add a potential 4 years onto the original sentence.

Ref: California Arson Laws- California Penal Code Section 451.

Lest you think it lenient, it's more severe than a lot of other felonies under the CA penal code.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2010 21:20 Comments || Top||

Southeast Asia
Two Thai rangers gunned down in food market
Two volunteer security rangers were gunned down Monday afternoon in a food market in Narathiwat province, and a market woman was also wounded by gunfire in the incident. All three were rushed to a local hospital.

The rangers were shopping at the market and were shot in the head by two men. The gunmen took a 9mm pistol from one of the Rangers. The incident is believed to be part of the continuing jihad insurgency.
Posted by: ryuge || 12/06/2010 12:39 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [288 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2010-12-06
  Pirates hijack Bangladeshi ship in the Arabian sea
Sun 2010-12-05
  150 killed in Nigeria's oil delta
Sat 2010-12-04
  Officers killed in deadly Nairobi attacks
Fri 2010-12-03
  Nigeria charges 65 in oil region kidnappings
Thu 2010-12-02
  Senior Afghan Officials Release Top Taliban Fighters for Bucks
Wed 2010-12-01
  Iraq arrests 50 suspected militants
Tue 2010-11-30
  Chihuahua: 18 Dead in Mass Grave near Puerto Palomas
Mon 2010-11-29
  Persian nuclear scientsts targets of car kabooms
Sun 2010-11-28
  Emad Hatem Abdullah of Little Rock Arrested On Explosives Charges
Sat 2010-11-27
  Somali teenager 'tried to set off carbomb in US'
Fri 2010-11-26
  South Sudan accuses north of raid
Thu 2010-11-25
  Bakri makes bail
Wed 2010-11-24
  Arrest warrant for Rafsanjani's son issued
Tue 2010-11-23
  North Korea Fires Rockets at Island
Mon 2010-11-22
  23 killed in Somalia fighting

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