Rose Joan Blondell was an American actress who performed in film and television for half a century. Blondell began her career in vaudeville. After winning a beauty pageant, she embarked on a film career, establishing herself as a Pre-Code staple of Warner Bros.
Born: Rose Joan Bluestein, August 30, 1906, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Died: December 25, 1979, Santa Monica, California, U.S
[FoxNews] The blast left a crater on the north side of the island that measured 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep.
Authorities in New York's Long Island are investigating a blast that left a crater and was felt miles away Sunday. Police are working with the FBI on the probe, to determine whether it could have been a prelude to something bigger.
The Suffolk County Police Department said the explosion occurred on Fox Island, off the coast of West Babylon, around 11:40 a.m. when a device was detonated. Authorities received nearly three dozen 911 calls, the department told Fox News.
No injuries were reported. Fox News has reached out to the FBI.
Investigators are not ruling out the idea that the incident may have been a test run for something bigger, such as a possible terrorist attack.
"Terrorism is always a concern because people do test devices before using them," a police spokeswoman told Fox News. "The SCPD is investigating with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force on this investigation."
The blast left a crater on the north side of the island that measured 4 feet wide and 2 feet deep. Authorities are seeking a boat seeing leaving from the area at the time. It was described as 23 feet long with stripes.
Investigators have ruled out a sonic boom by an aircraft.
Skid. Nice catch. But the 120 is a pain to haul at. Even worse if you're trying to not get busted. If your goal is to scare folks, you can go light. Nail the base plate of an 81 to the bed of a pickup, lay the rest down and cover with a dirty tarp.
Don't even need any FDC when all you're doing is slinging HE around for terror purposes.
A bit more prep for an actual target but unnecessary if you're trying to promote mail-in voting.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
11/30/2021 8:16 Comments ||
^ Most of the FBI's "assets" can barely manage a pressure cooker.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
11/30/2021 8:22 Comments ||
I'm sure the FBI and the rest are panicking that they might actually have to do the job they're supposed to do.
Though my cynical nature tells me the vermin at the FBI will only find these guys AFTER they do whatever it is they plan to, assuming it's not all part of the FBI's typical terrorism plot. 10 agents, one patsy, with the FBI supplying all the weapons and kaboomite.
At this point, given how many times these things have come up, I can believe the FBI doing terrorism to 'cow' the masses to the wishes of their Nazi Democrat masters. Honestly, I've reached the point where the FBI ARE my first suspects in these things.
From my rudimentary training in crater analysis at FT Knox in the late 70’s and assuming that picture is the actual blast location I submit the symmetry of the hole suggests either a stationary device detonated slightly above ground level, or a near perfect vertical descent projectile. Had to image the latter.
[Garowe] Æthiopia's army has retaken the town of Chifra in the Afar region, the state-run broadcaster said on Sunday, its first major seizure from rebellious Tigrayan forces since Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appeared on the frontlines two days ago.
The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) captured Chifra, on the border between the northern Afar and Amhara regions, after fighting intensified last month between Æthiopian troops and forces loyal to the TPLF.
"Æthiopian Defense Forces and Afar Special Forces have controlled Chifra," the Æthiopian Broadcasting Corporation said on its Twitter account.
It did not give further details.
Rooters was not able to independently verify the report. Government spokesperson Legesse Tulu and TPLF spokesperson Getachew Reda did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Chifra is west of the town of Mille, which Tigrayan forces have been trying to capture for weeks because it lies along the highway linking landlocked Æthiopia to Djibouti, the Horn of Africa's main port.
State-affiliated Fana Broadcasting reported on Friday that Abiy was on the frontline with the army fighting the Tigrayan forces in Afar.
"The moral of the army is very exciting," he said in the remarks broadcast on Friday, promising to capture Chifra town "today".
Thousands of civilians have been killed and millions displaced by fighting since the war erupted in Tigray last November.
Tigrayan forces were initially beaten back, but recaptured most of the region in July and pushed into neighbouring Amhara and Afar, displacing hundreds of thousands more people.
[AlAhram] Four soldiers were killed in an attack in northern Burkina Faso ...The country in west Africa that they put where Upper Volta used to be. Its capital is Oogadooga, or something like that. Its president is currently Blaise Compaoré, who took office in 1987 and will leave office feet first, one way or the other... , security sources said Monday, bringing the toll from two weeks of raids by suspected jihadists to at least 80.
An army unit in Solle, in Loroum province bordering Mali, came under fire at around 5am on Sunday, a source said.
"Four soldiers were killed and several were maimed... around 10 holy warriors were neutralised in a counter-attack," the source said.
The armed forces swept the area with air support, the source added.
Another security source confirmed this account and said a civilian was among the casualties, although it was not known whether the individual had been killed or maimed.
The attack is the third deadly assault in two weeks against the Sahel state's beleaguered armed forces.
Its troops and police are struggling with a six-year-old jihadist insurgency that swept in from neighbouring Mali, steered by groups linked to al-Qaeda and the so-called Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... More than 2,000 people have died and around 1.4 million have fled their homes, especially in the north and east.
On November 14, at least 57 people, including 53 police, were killed when jihadists overran a gendarmerie base at Inata, also in the north.
It was the biggest single-day loss among the security forces in the history of the insurgency.
On November 21, at least nine gendarmes and around 10 non-combatants were killed at Foube, likewise in the north, in an attack attributed to jihadists.
Anger at the mounting toll has spilt out into the political arena.
On Saturday, around 10 people were hurt when the security forces using teargas dispersed a rally in the capital Ouagadougou protesting at President Roch Marc Christian Kabore's security policies.
[LIBYAREVIEW] On Sunday, the Libyan National Army (LNA) arrested a terrorist cell in the southern city of Sebha. The cell was planning to commit hostile acts aimed at destabilising the country.In a statement, Major General Khaled al-Mahjoub, Director of the Moral Guidance Department of the LNA said that the cell members, including the wanted terrorist Ali Bakir, were arrested in a security raid on their quarters which was described as a "pre-emptive strike" against terrorism.
He indicated that other two Egyptian and Pak turbans were also arrested during the operation.
Al-Mahjoub added that the turbans were preparing to attack civilian gatherings, noting that they were closely related to the mercenary group that was arrested in October 2020.
He confirmed that main goal is to establish a nucleus for the so-called "Caliphate Army" in the South of the country.
Al-Mahjoub stressed that the LNA Forces will continue their efforts for uprooting terrorism to preserve the security and stability of the country.
He explained that the presence of those Death Eater groups in the South of the country during this period are aimed at undermining the planned electoral process, which is scheduled to be held on December 24th.
Parliamentary and presidential elections were called for by a United Nations ...where theory meets practice and practice loses... (UN) political forum last year as part of a roadmap to end Libya’s civil war. But disputes over the planned vote threaten to derail the UN-backed grinding of the peace processor.
A presidential vote in the first round is set for December 24th, and parliamentary elections have been delayed until January or February. However, a hangover is the wrath of grapes... the rules for the election have not yet been agreed.
Posted by: Fred ||
11/30/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
On the other hand: Tripoli, 21 November 2021:
The American Chamber of Commerce in Libya hosted the first U.S. business delegation in Libya in ten years. The delegation included representatives of Bechtel, Caterpillar, GE, Hill and Pratt & Whitney.
[SAHARAREPORTERS] The Nigerian government has accused the Eastern Security Network, the militia wing of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
...an Igbo group that suddenly appeared out of the ferment of Biafran unhappiness in 2012, headed by a Nigerian radio personality living in Britain...
of abducting and murdering two coppers.
A statement on Monday by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, stated that the culprits behind the "killings, who videotaped their heinous act and circulated such will be apprehended and brought to justice."
He described the abduction of three coppers and the killing of two of them, "in the most horrific, barbaric and cannibalistic manner, as an unacceptable attack against the state."
The minister listed the victims as ASP Francis Idoko (AP No.154945); Inspector Emmanuel Akubo (AP No.222336) and Inspector Rufai Adamu (AP.No.285009).
"They were kidnapped by members of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), acting on the instructions of their leader, Chinonso Okafor, aka TEMPLE, on 27 November 2021.
"Inspectors Akubo and Adamu were killed, their decapitated bodies videotaped and circulated widely. The leader of the ESN team that killed the two officers is one ’GENTLE’.
"Okafor, the most influential commander of ESN in charge of Imo and the Anambra States, as well as ’Gentle’ and all those who perpetrated the abhorrent act, will be made to face swift and sure justice," he said.
The minister stressed that the targeting and killing of security agents, under any guise, was a direct attack on Nigeria and would not be tolerated.
[SAHARAREPORTERS] Agroup of bandidos has written to the Christian community in Zamfara State, Northwest Nigeria to close churches or risk ferocious attacks, SaharaReporters has exclusively learnt.
The Zamfara State police command has confirmed the threat to SaharaReporters, saying, "We are on top of the threat."
Spokesperson for the command, DSP Mohammed Shehu, told our correspondent that the police were aware of the threat letter.
He said, "Yes, I can confirm that it's true, a threat letter was sent to the Christians in Zamfara State to stop worship and to close churches.
"Actually the police informed the Christian leaders about the threat.
"Accordingly the CP has invited the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in the state to discuss security measures around the churches.
"In that regard, a special squad has been created by the CP to patrol and protect worshippers, especially on Sundays.
"Additionally, plain-clothes personnel have been deployed for intelligence gathering and to unravel those behind the threat letter," he said.
On Sunday, a Christian leader, who spoke on condition of anonymity, had requested prayers from Christians around the world in respect to their plight in Zamfara and other parts of northern Nigeria.
He said, "Let's pray for Christians in Northern Nigeria, especially in Zamfara State as we are issued a three-year ultimatum to close all churches in the state.
"Some churches were listed for attack between now and the end of December, though the churches that would be attacked according to the Fulani ... a peculiarly brutal tribe of Moslem herdsmen infesting Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and probably other places that are light on law and order and heavy on tribal identity... group that wrote the letter are located on the outskirts of the town, but we believe it's just a trick.
"Same letter was also copied to the Police, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other security agencies and they all Confirmed receipt of the letter.
"The police in the state have directed Christians to intensify security in all places of worship, pastors’ houses, other Christian centres.
"Christian Association Nigeria (CAN) in Zamfara State has also directed all churches not to hold church activities beyond 5pm for the next three months," he said.
As things stand, some Christians are contemplating leaving Zamfara State for safer areas.
[SAHARAREPORTERS] Militants from the Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... -backed faction of Boko Haram ...Nigeerian Islamist group, formerly paying homage to al-Qaeda, then, when the money ran out, to the Islamic State, and headed by nutcase Abu Bakr Shekau. Once he exploded in a gunfight with ISWAP, many in the group surrendered to the govt and others went with their new overlords. The remainder are a shell of their former selves, stmbling glassy-eyed and lonely through the Sambisa Forest and the soothing waters of Lake Chad, asking themselves What is truth?, or maybe just I wonder what's for dinner? I hope it's not rhinocerous again! ... , the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād are currently attacking Auno, a village in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
Early reports indicate that the gunnies stormed the community Monday morning, shooting heavy artillery.
The situation forced people to scamper for safety and remain indoors as the shooting continued, according to a soldier.
He added that the troops overpowered the bandidosgunnies in a shootout, forcing them to flee.
"It’s not clear if there are any casualties. I can’t say maybe anyone was kidnapped as well, it was an attack on commuters plying the highway in the community," the source said.
Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau ...the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down. Last seen in 2017, sneaking into Cameroon while wearing a burka... , ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.
Just recently, it appointed Wali Sani Shuwaram, a 45-year-old as the new Leader (Wali) of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.
[Daily Mail, Where America Gets Its News] "But I'm the victim here!"
...sometimes more briefly in our archives as Taha al-J., more fully Taha Sabah Noori al-Jumailly. He was arrested in Greece in May 2019, for the murder of the girl and also membership in the ISIS morals police, then extradited to Germany...
29, was sentenced to life after being found guilty of genocide
After hearing the verdict, Al-Jumailly collapsed in the courtroom in Frankfurt
Was also found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, aiding and abetting war crimes and bodily harm with fatal consequences
Last month, in separate trial, his ex-wife Jennifer Wenisch
...also in our archives as Jennifer W., among whose other defects of character is included her enthusiastic membership in the women’s branch of the ISIS morality police, for which she enjoyed the fresh air and sunshine while patrolling parks in Fallujah and Mosul fully armed. She converted in 2013, made her way to the caliphate the next year, and was arrested in 2016 when she went to the German embassy in Turkey to renew her passport...
was found guilty of allowing a slave girl to die of thirst
The 30-year-old woman converted to Islam in 2013 and went to Iraq to join ISIS
Exclusive: Antifa are mourning the apparent suicide of violent Portland #Antifa member Jacob Camello/Andrea Mun (pronouns it/its). The sex worker was arrested at a riot in April & charged w/felonies, but the case was dismissed. Antifa have been vandalizing public spaces to mourn. pic.twitter.com/T6kVpQPPAU
First slow motion self-abnegation, then quick. And so he finally fulfilled the high suicide statistics of his group, while his fellows impose their temper tantrum on the closest bits of the universe.
[Rudaw] Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) gunnies attacked Kurdish Peshmerga forces for the third consecutive night in Diyala province, one Peshmerga source told Rudaw on Monday, the same night a sixth Peshmerga died from Saturday’s attack in the province.
Six ISIS gunnies on cycle of violences attacked Peshmerga in a village near Kifri district, Peshmerga commander Brigadier General Dler Mahmood told Rudaw on Monday.
One Peshmerga was killed and three were maimed in the attack, Rebwar Mohammed, head of the emergency wing of Kifri’s Shahid Khalid hospital, told Rudaw on Monday.
This is the third night in a row that Peshmerga have been attacked in Diyala province. In a Saturday attack in the province, six Peshmerga died and four were maimed. The sixth, Omer Tofiq, died on Monday due to his injuries, a close relative told Rudaw’s Zhyar Hakim.
Tofiq, who has been a Peshmerga since 2004, left behind five children.
Families of some of the other five Peshmerga killed on Saturday, named as Ismael Mohammed, 61, Amin Hussein, 33, Ibrahim Baran, 40, Aras Samin and Nabard Saeed, have told Rudaw of their grief.
The source told Shafaq News Agency that the 4th and 5th Peshmerga brigades carried out a search and clear campaign to eradicate ISIS remnants sheltering in the territory.
"The operations cover the vast areas between Kafri, Kolju, and the disputed territories," the source added.
The operation comes only two days after the terrorist attack in Kolju that killed five Peshmerga fighters and injured four others.
ISIS claims deadly attack on Peshmerga forces in Diyala
[Rudaw] The Islamic State group (ISIS) late on Sunday claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on the Peshmerga in Diyala province, releasing a statement less than two hours after the Kurdish force said the militants carried out another assault on their position in the same region.
Five Peshmerga were killed and five others injured in an attack in the Kolajo sub-district on Saturday night. In a statement on its propaganda Telegram channel late on Sunday, ISIS said their militants carried out the attack.
The Peshmerga fought off another ISIS attack on a checkpoint in Kifri, Diyala province late on Sunday, the Peshmerga ministry said in a tweet. There are no reports of injuries or casualties.
ISIS has carried out five attacks on the Peshmerga in the past month, killing seven Kurdish soldiers.
Earlier this month, ISIS claimed responsibility for a late October attack in which two Peshmerga were killed on the Erbil-Kirkuk border. A few days later, the Peshmerga repelled another attack in the same area. ISIS also attacked Peshmerga forces on the Kifri-Garmaser border between Sulaimani and Diyala provinces earlier this month.
Peshmerga officials have blamed the deadly ISIS attacks on a lack of coordination between them and Iraqi forces in the disputed areas. Efforts to form joint brigades in the disputed areas began earlier this year, but have stalled. The gap between Peshmerga and Iraqi forces is up to 40 kilometres wide in parts. “ISIS has been able to exploit the lack of coordination between forces to operate in the ungoverned territory,” the Pentagon stated in its latest report on anti-ISIS operations.
Iraqi security forces on November 3 launched an operation in northeastern Diyala province to clear out terror elements following an ISIS attack that left more than a dozen of the area’s residents dead and several others injured.
In the latest edition of its weekly propaganda magazine al-Nabaa, ISIS claimed it carried out eight attacks in Iraq, killing and injuring 20 people.
[An Nahar] Scores of protesters blocked major roads across Lebanon Hezbollahstan ...Formerly inhabited by hardy Phoenecian traders, its official language is now Arabic, with the usual unpleasant side effects. ... on Monday to express anger against the country's political class for the worsening economic crisis and harsh living conditions.
The road closures with burning tires were mainly in the capital Beirut, 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... , the southern port city of Sidon, the eastern Bekaa valley and the Zouk highway.
Lebanon's economic crisis deteriorated in recent weeks with the Lebanese pound hitting new lows of 25,800 to the U.S. dollar eradicating purchase power of most the country's residents who get paid in pounds. The minimum monthly wage is 675,000 pounds or ($27).
In Beirut, protesters blocked several roads around Tariq al-Jedideh in addition to roads in the city’s center, Verdun and Hamra
In a statement recited in Corniche al-Mazraa, protesters calling themselves "October 17 Revolutionaries" warned that Monday’s protests are only the "beginning" of popular anger aimed at "preventing the aggravation of the crisis."
"Citizens can no longer bear the crisis," the protesters added, while denouncing "the regime that is imposing itself on the Lebanese people."
"We promise you to continue the peaceful protests until fulfilling the people’s demands," the protesters said.
MTV meanwhile reported that new protests are planned for Wednesday.
Posted by: Fred ||
11/30/2021 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Hezbollah
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.