Hi there, !
Today Wed 01/24/2018 Tue 01/23/2018 Mon 01/22/2018 Sun 01/21/2018 Sat 01/20/2018 Fri 01/19/2018 Thu 01/18/2018 Archives
Rantburg
473265 articles and 1671683 comments are archived on Rantburg.

Today: 57 articles and 195 comments as of 9:31.
Post a news link    Post your own article   
Area: WoT Operations    WoT Background    Opinion        Politix    Posting Order
Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
Today's Headlines
Headline Comments [Views]
Page 3: Non-WoT
5 22:18 Procopius2k [6471] 
0 [6459] 
9 19:31 Zhang Fei [6464] 
7 10:51 jvalentour [6460] 
7 10:48 Bright Pebbles [6468] 
3 15:14 Ulalet the Fragrant3200 [6461] 
3 06:59 Besoeker [6470] 
0 [6458] 
0 [6460] 
0 [6459] 
0 [6462] 
0 [6457] 
3 18:46 Frank G [6492] 
10 16:21 swksvolFF [6462] 
5 17:00 DooDahMan [6460] 
Page 1: WoT Operations
20 23:06 trailing wife [6471]
1 15:30 newc [6464]
1 02:53 DooDahMan [6459]
0 [6467]
0 [6457]
0 [6459]
0 [6487]
0 [6464]
0 [6466]
0 [6531]
0 [6476]
7 21:01 Ulaigum Ebbineng7056 [6486]
2 09:21 Pappy [6464]
0 [6457]
0 [6458]
0 [6463]
3 16:38 Bright Pebbles [6461]
9 16:27 anymouse [6462]
Page 2: WoT Background
8 14:45 Zenobia Floger6220 [6460]
0 [6458]
1 03:40 gorb [6473]
1 09:33 trailing wife [6467]
1 03:41 gorb [6465]
0 [6459]
0 [6466]
2 16:18 Frank G [6460]
0 [6458]
2 08:59 M. Murcek [6459]
Page 4: Opinion
2 10:55 lord garth [6458]
7 19:05 james [6473]
10 22:42 3dc [6472]
3 14:08 Bright Pebbles [6458]
0 [6468]
4 17:58 Alaska Paul [6458]
Page 6: Politix
4 23:07 3dc [6479]
2 04:06 DooDahMan [6461]
24 18:06 Frank G [6465]
3 10:45 Bright Pebbles [6462]
17 22:49 3dc [6471]
2 10:09 Warthog [6461]
3 16:19 warthogswife [6466]
4 16:35 anymouse [6463]
-Lurid Crime Tales-
"America is home": How Trump's immigration policies are upending Somali lives in the US
Excerpt from the leftest Quartz below explains why Sharif is no longer welcome and President Trump is doing the right thing.
[Quartz] In the mid-1990s, after fleeing Somalia’s civil war and living in Kenya as a refugee, Sharif and his family were granted resettlement and moved to the United States. As a teenager navigating the streets of Columbus, Ohio, he started hanging out with the wrong crowd, and in 2002, was convicted of aggravated assault and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

After a decade, Sharif was released on parole in 2012 and went about rebuilding his life. Despite his criminal record, he started working the system to get his driver’s license, got engaged, and got a stable job working at a restaurant where he worked himself from dishwasher to second chef. Members of his family who spoke to Quartz said that he was really determined to change his life and start a family.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 03:24 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6464 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  Sharif’s family, however, confirmed to Quartz that he has suffered no physical injuries while at Glades but was put in solitary confinement for about a week for refusing to remove his kufi cap.

Ship his ass back
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 7:23 Comments || Top||

#2  >got a stable job working at a restaurant where he worked himself from dishwasher to second chef.

So he's still pushing down average wages.

Ship his arse somewhere outside civilization.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 10:37 Comments || Top||

#3  Give him his chance to open his own restaurant, say in Mogadishu.
Posted by: Raj || 01/21/2018 11:29 Comments || Top||

#4  Ship his arse somewhere outside civilization.

Why do that? There's an extant, thriving and *vibrant* civilization in Somalia for him to return to. And his family can be *reunited* with him back there.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/21/2018 15:13 Comments || Top||

#5  There's an extant, thriving and *vibrant* civilization in Somalia for him to return to

Snark O' The Day candidate
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 16:21 Comments || Top||

#6  How much you want to bet he lives in a Somali community cluster, probably multi-family with government assistance, has widespread familial ties within that community and has relatives with various kinds of criminal records? Our Homeland Security connections work in San Diego taught us that Somalis' are a tribal/family based, multi-generational, kleptocratic, interconnected criminal enterprise. The "turning his life around" crap was for the idiot MSM reporters nosing around.
Posted by: NoMoreBS || 01/21/2018 16:31 Comments || Top||

#7  After being here for 3 decades, Sharif is still not a citizen and all he has to show for it is 10 years in prison and a back of the house restaurant job. We can grow this stuff at home. No need to import it.
Posted by: SteveS || 01/21/2018 18:20 Comments || Top||

#8  After being here for 3 decades, Sharif is still not a citizen

Felons are not eligible for naturalization. In fact, green card holders with felonies are supposed to be stripped of their permanent residency and deported. As expect, Obama's ICE let this violent felon back out on the streets, instead of putting him on the next plane to Somalia when he was released.
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/21/2018 19:30 Comments || Top||

#9  As expect

As you would expect
Posted by: Zhang Fei || 01/21/2018 19:31 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Australia lifesaving drone makes first rescue
[GEO.TV]
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:


Every GLAAD-Nominated Marvel Comic Book Has Been Axed
[DAILYCALLER] Comic book readers are apparently not fans of progressive politics‐a fact no more evident in Marvel’s decision to cancel every single one of its comics that has been nominated by the LGBTQ advocacy group, GLAAD.

In December, the publisher announced its decision to cancel many of its comics, citing poor sales. LGBTQ, feminist, and social justice-themed comics involving stories that revolved around Black Lives Matter, illegal immigration, and LGBTQ issues were among those to end up on the chopping block.

The Marvel titles on the awards slate have been widely derided on social media for being hamfisted, sociopolitically-charged drivel.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'm old enough to remember when Marvel comics were just cool escapist fun (60's). Something that the current publishers seem to have forgotten. Roll left and die.
Posted by: PBMcL || 01/21/2018 1:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Discovering what the word 'minority' really meant in the market place. Hard cash vs sound ratio wasn't what they thought it was.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 7:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Was it not more fun to speculate whether Robin was gay or Wonder Woman was bi-sexual or Superman was ever going to get Lois Lane into the phone booth? Comics were about kickstarting your imagination not programming it.
Posted by: Airandee || 01/21/2018 7:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Marvel writers regard their base of comic book readers as knuckle-dragging racist misogynist xenophobic blah blah blah. That's why they made the SJW superheroes, it was a smash in the face to TEH PATRIARCHY.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/21/2018 9:54 Comments || Top||

#5  Gamergate Part II
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 10:29 Comments || Top||

#6  Along those lines, saw an ad for Black Panther. Absolutely ridiculous blacksploitation, just cliché after cliché, felt embarrassed watching it.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/21/2018 11:40 Comments || Top||

#7  GLAAD to hear it.
Posted by: charger || 01/21/2018 12:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Black Panther looks a rare miss for Marvel, and I loved Thor Ragnorok
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 14:06 Comments || Top||

#9  Huey Newton doesn't even look like that
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 16:17 Comments || Top||

#10  Their track record would suggest I am wrong; they managed to turn Thor - one I very much doubted - into three stand-alones plus Avenger; a very successful venture. Rabnorok is on my list, but I have not been to a theater since the Star Trek reboot went Through Naboo's Core (a term my circle uses for a long, over the top, unnecessary to the plot segment such as when in Star Wars, the jedis and the dipstick take a submarine through the planet's core, encountering bigger and bigger fish along the way, its only point is being pointless). Really expensive, obnoxious to get there and back, and some people dropped their young ones, like 6 year olds, at the movie presumably so they could go see a flick the kids shouldn't see.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 01/21/2018 16:21 Comments || Top||


Africa Subsaharan
UN invited to Zim elections
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has invited (UN) officials to watch over the country’s upcoming elections.

Zim-bob-wean President Emmerson Mnangagwa wants international observers including United Nations
...an organization which on balance has done more bad than good, with the good not done well and the bad done thoroughly...
(UN) officials to watch over the country’s upcoming elections, he said in a Financial Times interview.

Mnangagwa has adopted a more diplomatic tone since taking over as leader in November, after the ousting of the authoritarian Bob Muggsy Mugabe
Nonagenarian President-for-Life of Zim-bob-we who turned the former Breadbasket of Africa into the African Basket Case. Dumped in November 2017 when the Missus decided she wanted to be president, and opposed heer might against Crocodile Mnangawa Important safety tip: If your opponent goes by the name Crocodile andf your title is Shopper in Chief let him win....
, his former boss.

"We want fair, free, credible elections," he told the British business newspaper in an interview published on Thursday. "I would want that the United Nations to come, the EU should come. If the Commonwealth were requesting to come, I am disposed to consider their application."

Zim-bob-we shunned international observers during Mugabe’s 37-year rule, during which elections were marred by vote-rigging and violent suppression of the opposition. Britannia was an outspoken critic of Mugabe’s leadership, but Mnangagwa predicted closer ties when Britannia leaves the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
(EU) next year.
We have the feckless United Nations to thank for much of what has happened in Zimbabwe.
Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Is Jimmuh going? He's the one that foisted Bob on Zimbabwe in the first place.
Posted by: PBMcL || 01/21/2018 1:55 Comments || Top||

#2  United Nations Security Council Resolution 253, May 29th, 1968.

United Nations Security Council Resolution 253, adopted unanimously on May 29, 1968, after reaffirming previous resolutions, the Council noted with concern that the measures taken so far have failed to bring the rebellion in Southern Rhodesia to an end and condemned the recent "inhuman executions carried out by the illegal regime in Southern Rhodesia which have flagrantly affronted the conscience of mankind". After further condemning the regime and calling upon the United Kingdom to end the rebellion in Southern Rhodesia the Council decided that all member states would:

(a) -prevent importing products originating in Southern Rhodesia after the date of this resolution regardless of the legal nature of those products
(b) - suspend any activities of their nationals in the territories of UN member states designed to promote the export of commodities of products from Southern Rhodesia
(c) - prohibit the shipment of vessels or aircraft registered in Southern Rhodesia or by Southern Rhodesians from coming into their territory.
(d) - prevent the sale or supply by their nationals or from their territories of any commodities or products (save those strictly intended for medical purposes, education, publications, news and in special humanitarian circumstances - food)
(e) - prohibit the shipment of goods by vessels, aircraft or land transport across their territory intended for Southern Rhodesia
The Council also decided that member states should not make available to the regime any commercial, industrial or public utility undertaking, including tourist enterprises, in Southern Rhodesia any funds for investment or any other financial of economic resources and shall prevent their nationals or anyone in their territories from making available any such funds or resources and from remitting any other funds to persons or bodies within Southern Rhodesia, save for pensions, medial, humanitarian, education, news and in some circumstances food-stuffs. The Council further decided that member states would prevent the entry into their territory of anyone traveling on a Southern Rhodesian passport as well as persons whom they have reason to believe to be ordinarily a resident of Southern Rhodesia and whom they have reason to believe to have furthered or encouraged, or to be likely to further or encourage, the unlawful actions of the illegal regime.

The Council then decided that all member states would prevent airline companies constituted in their territories as well as aircraft of their registration or under charter to their nationals from operation to or from Southern Rhodesia or linking up with any airline company constituted or aircraft registered in Southern Rhodesia. UN specialized agencies were called upon to take all possible measures to prevent activities promoting, assisting or encouraging emigration to Southern Rhodesia. The Council also requested member states and UN agencies to assist Zambia as a matter of priority, as the carrying out of this resolution would likely create economic problems in that country. Finally, the Council decided to establish a Committee to report on the implementation of this resolution.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 6:43 Comments || Top||

#3  Contribution during WWII

Rhodesia supplied more troops per head of population to the allied war effort than any other country in the empire. One in ten of the 8500 Rhodesians of all races who served overseas were killed or died on active service. Rhodesia's most important contribution to the ultimate success of the allies, it could be argued, was the fact she provided the nucleus, and the enemy free skies, for the huge Rhodesia Air Training Group of the Royal Air Force. During the six years of war the Southern Rhodesia Air Force itself was absorbed into the RAF initially as No. 237 (Rhodesia) Squadron (in which Prime Minister Ian Smith served) and later in the form of at least two other squadrons. Of the 2409 Rhodesians who joined the Air Force, 498 were killed. The squadrons performed splendidly. (Cited from: http://www.militarian.com/threads/rhodesian-history-during-ww2.1539/)
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 6:59 Comments || Top||


Gambians enjoy freedom post-Jammeh, but criticise economy
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] A year ago, Gambia
... The Gambia is actually surrounded by Senegal on all sides but its west coast. It has a population of about 1.7 million. The difference between the two is that in colonial days Senegal was ruled by La Belle France and The Gambia (so-called because there's only one of it, unlike Guinea, of which there are the Republic of Guinea, Equatorial Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, New Guinea, the English coin in circulation between 1663 and 1813, and Guyana, which sounds like it should be another one) was ruled by Britain...
ns wept for joy as Yahya Jammeh went into exile, bringing the curtain down on a brutal 22-year rule.

Today, many say freedom of speech in this small west African state is a right they cherish under President Adama Barrow’s administration.

"There is a democracy, everybody feels free. Disappearances without a trace ‐ all that’s over now," said teacher Kalipha Dampha, referring to the dreaded work of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) and the "Junglers," as Jammeh’s death squad was called.

But The Gambia’s faltering economy has barely improved and tensions over mass unemployment are rising.

Today, many are now asking when the better days they were promised will come.

"Food prices are still the same, salaries have not increased, the health sector is a shambles, the education sector is a farce," Ismaila Ceesay, a professor of political science at the University of The Gambia, stated bluntly in an AFP interview.

In terms of the economy, he argued, Barrow’s government is simply "following and inheriting the ideas of Yahya Jammeh," albeit minus the state of terror.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6458 views] Top|| File under:


DR Congo army ‘at war’ with two militia groups: minister
[CITIZEN.CO.ZA] The defence minister for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
...formerly the Congo Free State, Belgian Congo, Zaire, and who knows what else, not to be confused with the Brazzaville Congo aka Republic of Congo, which is much smaller and much more (for Africa) stable. DRC gave the world Patrice Lumumba and Joseph Mobutu, followed by years of tedious civil war. Its principle industry seems to be the production of corpses. With a population of about 74 million it has lots of raw material...
on Friday said the army was waging ’war’ against two militia forces in the country’s troubled east.

Crispin Atama Thabe told AFP that government forces were tackling rebels in both South Kivu province and neighbouring North Kivu, where deaths were reported on both sides in recent days.

According to the army, it is fighting the Ugandan Salafist tough guys of the Allied Democratic Force (ADF) in North Kivu, while battling the Congolese Yakutumba militia several hundred kilometres away in South Kivu.

"Our priorities are: the ADF, settled in the territory of Beni, and the gang Yakutumba in the territory of Fizi," Thabe said.

The army resumed its bombing in Beni, North Kivu, on Friday afternoon, according to an AFP correspondent.

Earlier in the day, two army positions were attacked by suspected ADF rebels near the Ugandan border. Four rebels were killed, according to the region’s army front man Captain Mak Hazukay.

A military source, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
, said five soldiers had died. Another source said the toll had been "heavy" but gave no further details.

North Kivu and South Kivu ‐ the two provinces which border Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania ‐ are a deeply troubled
...meaning it might require more than two 'tuts'. If the other side responds at all it's known as a 'tut for tat' and it's worth 20 diplomatic points..
region.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:


Caribbean-Latin America
Careful in Jamaica -
AUTHORITIES in Jamaica have declared a state of emergency in areas including the popular tourist town of Montego Bay amid a rise in violent crime.

Tourists are being warned to stay inside their resorts after the Jamaican Government declared a state of emergency in the parish of St. James after a number of “shooting incidents”.

There has been an increase in killings that officials blame on gangs and lottery scams.
Posted by: 3dc || 01/21/2018 23:45 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6461 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Draconian gun control laws have not reduced the homicide rate on the island nation over the last 40 years,It is clear that the possession of guns is not the cause of the high murder rate in Jamaica. Gun control is simply a ruse to distract the public from the real cause of the murders – a government that is allied with the criminal gangs, and a corrupt police force.

Posted by: Classer || 01/21/2018 1:44 Comments || Top||

#2  ...but, but, its free of whiteness.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 10:28 Comments || Top||

#3  Awful but apropos?

Posted by: Ulalet the Fragrant3200 || 01/21/2018 15:14 Comments || Top||


Economy
Feds Collect Record Taxes Through November; Still Run $201.8B Deficit
[CNSNews.com] The federal government collected record total tax revenues of $443,715,000,000 in the first two months of fiscal 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 through the end of November), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement.

Despite these record tax revenues, the federal government still ran a deficit of $201,761,000,000 for those same two months.

That is because the government spent $645,476,000,000 in October and November.

The $443,715,000,000 that the federal government collected in taxes in the first two months of this fiscal year was $12,873,120,000 more in constant 2018 dollars than it collected in the first two months of fiscal 2017 and $11,352,180,000 more than it collected in the first two months of fiscal 2016.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 04:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well, look. If the teapot museums, gay festivals and Brokeback poetry events had to pay their own way...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 01/21/2018 10:02 Comments || Top||

#2  Money junkies
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 10:42 Comments || Top||

#3  Congress has created the financial equivalent of Karachi.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 01/21/2018 14:38 Comments || Top||

#4  It's a simple truth all but lost in the modern world - it doesn't matter how much you have, you can always spend more.
Posted by: Iblis || 01/21/2018 17:37 Comments || Top||

#5  ...of other people's money.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 22:18 Comments || Top||


Top Ten Companies Investing Billions in U.S. Expansion Due To Tax Reform
[LI] Despite the Democrat and media "shutdown" fever, President Trump’s economic and tax policies are creating real change, change that is improving or soon will improve the lives of tens of thousands of Americans.

From over a hundred major companies providing "Trump tax" bonuses to major companies hiking employee pay to existing employees to major corporations announcing massive U. S. expansion and investment, the Trump economy is set to boom.

Since President Trump took office, dozens of American companies have announced that they will be expanding U. S.-based operations. There are so many, that I wanted to focus only on the ten that will be the most beneficial to American workers, local communities, and ultimately, to our nation’s economy.
Apple, At&T, General Motors, Hyundi, Walmart, Amazon, Fiat-Chrysler, Delta Airlines, Intel, Boeing.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 03:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under:


Europe
The left slowly discovers the cost of multiculturalism in France
[Breitbart] Leftist parents living in the heavily-migrant populated 18th arrondissement of Paris are finding themselves conflicted, as they want "diversity" yet complain that the schools in their "diverse" district are failing.

For many years, leftist couples have moved from the expensive centre of Paris to the heavily-migrant populated district, and now that they have children they have found the "mixed" schools in the areas to be substandard.

Indeed, schools in the area have become known as "ghetto schools" and many French now attempt to move their children elsewhere, French newspaper Liberation reports.

The paper, which conducted an investigation into the issue, claims that leftist parents do not want to "sacrifice" their child to their beliefs and many parents are putting the success of their children above their multicultural ideals.

Julien Grenet, a teacher at the Paris School of Economics, said: "You cannot blame them for saying no. What is shocking is that some parents, very intellectually armed, are blind and deny segregation with false arguments."

Rising unemployment has led to parents becoming increasingly obsessed with getting their children into preferred schools.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 03:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists

#1  I love it
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 3:23 Comments || Top||

#2  How do you write "Bull Connor" in French?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 01/21/2018 3:28 Comments || Top||

#3  They asked for a sh*t sandwich. And they're surprised it tates like sh*t. And they don't care for the taste.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 9:41 Comments || Top||

#4  Some of the things that happen to local French in the suburbs (different from 'ghettos' in Paris these days?) are not very nice. An honest parent might begin rethinking matters.
Posted by: Beau || 01/21/2018 9:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Diversity is for *everyone else* to suffer. They will never suffer for their own beliefs.
Posted by: Herb McCoy7309 || 01/21/2018 9:52 Comments || Top||

#6  Play third world games, win third world prizes.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 01/21/2018 10:17 Comments || Top||

#7  The French?
When do think the Pope will notice Italy is overrun?
Posted by: jvalentour || 01/21/2018 10:51 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Fears of serial child killer in infamous Pakistan city
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The body of six-year-old Zainab Fatima Ameen was dumped here in the city of Kasur -- one of a dozen such young victims in recent years.

Her shocking death has sparked nationwide outrage and fears a serial murderer may be at work.

Nusrat Bibi, Zainab's mother, said "They must have told my daughter that they would take her to me, they must have said something like this for her to follow them... Otherwise she was very wise and obedient and she knew [not to talk to strangers]." (MORE).

Zainab was the 12th child to be assaulted and murdered in the Punjabi city in the past two years.

With DNA from a single source discovered in several cases, officials believe a long-term killer is targeting children.

Fareed Khan, doctor, Kasur district hospital , said "I could say seventy, eighty percent even ninety percent of these cases, they do tend to have the same kind of injuries inflicted to them. Strangulations, having burn marks, scaring and wrist cuts and definitely a type of a total physical abuse has to be there.

It was only in 2016 that Pakistain criminalised child abuse.

The city was also where a massive pedophilia ring was uncovered in 2015 and residents are demanding tougher action.

Ghulam Fareed, a resident, said "We lock our children inside the house and tell them to study here. We pick and drop our children at school ourselves. Should we earn our livelihood or keep an eye on them."

Zainab's murder has prompted much soul-searching in Pakistain... on how to protect its most vulnerable. Answers that can't come soon enough for the people here.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6459 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Naqeebullah killing: Rao Anwar removed from post, placed on ECL
[GEO.TV] KARACHI: Former SSP Malir Rao Anwar has been removed from his post after the probe committee formed over the extrajudicial killing of Naqeebullah Mehsud found the 27-year-old to be innocent, a notification issued on Saturday stated.

Rao Anwar's name has also been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) on the recommendation of the probe committee, sources said.

SSP Adeel Hussain Chandio has been assigned charge of Malir district in his place, the notification, issued by IG Sindh AD Khawaja, stated.

Speaking to media later, IG Sindh AD Khawaja said Rao Anwar has been suspended to ensure a fair inquiry into the alleged encounter that killed Naqeebullah.

The police encounter was suspicious, Khawaja remarked.

According to the initial investigation report, the committee termed SSP Rao Anwar’s allegations against Naqeebullah baseless, sources said.

In its report, the committee stated that there was no proof found of Naqeebullah being a terrorist.

The 2014 FIR presented by Anwar was also bogus, it said.

The committee in its report also recommended the registration of a case against Rao Anwar and other personnel involved in Naqeebullah’s killing.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6457 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan


Lahore police force citizen to remove clothes during 'checking'
[GEO.TV] Police personnel deployed in the city forced a citizen to remove his clothes when they pulled him over on the pretext of checking on Saturday.

According to Muzaffar, he was passing by Haji Camp with his son when PERU Force personnel stopped him and made him take off his clothes. He added the personnel included sub-inspector Ayub.

Muzaffar has requested the chief minister to take notice of the incident as it was tantamount to torturing a citizen.

The DIG operations has taken notice of the incident and ordered an enquiry along with the suspension of the police personnel involved in the incident.

Posted by: Fred || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6492 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistan

#1  Trust me, you do not want to see anyone in Lahore naked.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/21/2018 3:18 Comments || Top||

#2  A horrible whore of Lahore
Was sore that the more that she wore --
"By Allah, deny us!"
would wail the impious --
The more could she score for tandoor.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 01/21/2018 18:15 Comments || Top||

#3  *golf clap*

impressive
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 18:46 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
Towering air purifier will bring fresh air to smog-choked Xi'an
[The Times] An experimental air purifier more than 100m tall has cut pollution levels in a Chinese city, offering the possibility of reducing smog across the country.

The tower, the world’s largest purifier, improved air quality in a 10 sq km area over the past few months, according to the scientist leading the project.

It was the brainchild of China’s most respected science institute, whose researchers hope the technology, once proved effective, can be used in hospitals, schools and residential areas.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I'd like to meet the idiot who thought this was a workable solution.
Posted by: Raj || 01/21/2018 11:35 Comments || Top||

#2  Now if they can invent a giant dehumidifier then cities throughout the southeast US might become livable in August...

Come to think of, might solve water shortages too.
Posted by: G. Thrick7535 || 01/21/2018 13:38 Comments || Top||

#3  Gee, if it sucks carbon out of the air, it could cure global warming!
Posted by: Bobby || 01/21/2018 14:54 Comments || Top||

#4  Gee, if it sucks carbon out of the air, it could cure global warming! Posted by Bobby

It is doubtful. The towers are coal fired.
Posted by: Besoeker || 01/21/2018 15:28 Comments || Top||

#5  "It was the brainchild of China’s most respected science institute...."

Can't beat that!!!
Posted by: DooDahMan || 01/21/2018 17:00 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
ICE Is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists
[Daily Caller] Immigration authorities have detained in recent weeks two prominent activists who are themselves illegal immigrants, demonstrating the Trump administration’s commitment to expand the pool of deportable aliens.

The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants’ rights activists. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have denied the arrests are politically motivated, but they clearly show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants.

Both men are leaders of the New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City, a network of religious and social organizations that works to prevent the detention and deportation of illegal immigrants. ICE officers first detained Jean Montrevil, a Haitian national who had lived in the U.S. since 1986 despite having served a prison term for drug possession that resulted in a deportation order.

Montrevil, who co-founded the New Sanctuary coalition, was taken into custody in early January near his home in Queens, touching off a firestorm of protest. Activists accused ICE of breaking an "understanding" that Montrevil would not be arrested while he appealed his order of removal. Despite the public outcry, ICE deported Montrevil to Haiti on Tuesday.
Snakes head that feeds The Medusa kind of thing.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 01/21/2018 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Please Uncle Don, may we have another.
Posted by: Woodrow || 01/21/2018 3:15 Comments || Top||

#2  If he comes back, he needs to disappear.
Posted by: Betty Hatfield5124 || 01/21/2018 6:33 Comments || Top||

#3  #2 = that should be a rule
Posted by: Frank G || 01/21/2018 7:16 Comments || Top||

#4  Just applying the strategy against AQ and the Taliban, decapitation of leadership, just in a more 'kinder, gentler' way.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 01/21/2018 7:21 Comments || Top||

#5  And stay out
Posted by: DarthVader || 01/21/2018 9:29 Comments || Top||

#6  I can understand what drives illegal immigrants to enter the US. If I lived in a shithole country I would want out too. But the left always makes it out to be anti-immigrant. What part about "ILLEGAL" don't they get. Unfortunately I don't see the immigration question going away soon. The left wants the potential political base. The right, some at least likes cheap labor.
Posted by: Cheaderhead || 01/21/2018 10:28 Comments || Top||

#7  The problem is that in the current system even legal immigrants can harm America.

Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 01/21/2018 10:48 Comments || Top||



Who's in the News
26[untagged]
5Taliban
5Sublime Porte
4Govt of Pakistan
3Moslem Colonists
2Houthis
2Boko Haram (ISIS)
2al-Shabaab (AQ)
1Govt of Syria
1Islamic State
1al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
1Govt of Saudi Arabia
1Govt of Iran
1Govt of Iraq
1Govt of Pakistain Proxies
1Arab Spring

Bookmark
E-Mail Me

The Classics
The O Club
Rantburg Store
The Bloids
The Never-ending Story
Thugburg
Gulf War I
The Way We Were
Bio

Merry-Go-Blog











On Sale now!


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.
Click here for more information

Meet the Mods
In no particular order...
Steve White
Seafarious
Pappy
lotp
Scooter McGruder
john frum
tu3031
badanov
sherry
ryuge
GolfBravoUSMC
Bright Pebbles
trailing wife
Gloria
Fred
Besoeker
Glenmore
Frank G
3dc
Skidmark
Alaska Paul

Two weeks of WOT
Sun 2018-01-21
  Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
Sun 2018-01-21
  Seven Niger troops killed in Boko Haram attack
Sat 2018-01-20
  Lebanon foils ISIS plans to attack places of worship, government buildings
Fri 2018-01-19
  Deso Dogg -- Dead Again
Thu 2018-01-18
  US drone strike leaves 6 militants dead, wounded in East of Afghanistan
Wed 2018-01-17
  Wanted terrorist Abdullah Al-Qalaf killed in eastern Saudi Arabia
Tue 2018-01-16
  Deadly clashes in Libyan capital force airport to close
Mon 2018-01-15
  Israel Says It Destroys Hamas Tunnel Under Key Gaza Crossing
Sun 2018-01-14
  Islamic State affiliate claims Mali attack that injured 3 French soldiers
Sat 2018-01-13
  Over 100 Palestinians said injured in West Bank, Gaza clashes
Fri 2018-01-12
  Saleh Commander Presumed Dead Appears in Yemen Video
Thu 2018-01-11
  Veritas strikes again: Twitter caught doing shadow bans on conservatives through algorithm
Wed 2018-01-10
  Pakistan has suspended military and intelligence cooperation with US: defence minister
Tue 2018-01-09
  Spokesman: Senior Hamas official shot in the head
Mon 2018-01-08
  Nigeria's SSS 'Arrest Cameroon's Separatist Leaders'
Sun 2018-01-07
  SAS soldier cut head off jihadi with a SPADE after running out of ammo

Better than the average link...



Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
3.239.58.199
Help keep the Burg running! Paypal:
WoT Operations (18)    WoT Background (10)    Opinion (6)    (0)    Politix (8)