Tallulah Brockman Bankhead was an American stage and screen actress. She was a member of the Bankhead and Brockman family, a prominent Alabama political family. Both her grandfather and her uncle served as US Senators; her father served as a US Representative in Congress for 11 terms, the final two as Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Born: Tallulah Brockman Bankhead,
January 31, 1902, Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.
Died: December 12, 1968, New York City, U.S.
Resting place: Saint Paul's Churchyard, Kent County, Maryland, U.S.
Somehow there's a bit more to this story than being reported.
How did Ms. Ricks know that Mr. Walker was trying to get to his house?
(Subsequent reading tells me that Ms. Ricks is a trauma nurse and attended to the fallen man. Maybe he did tell her that before the EMTs arrived, but in watching 'Cops', almost all the miscreants caught while fleeing say the same thing.)
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
01/11/2022 8:29 Comments ||
In video of the shooting's aftermath, recorded by Rick's husband, it appears the off-duty deputy had been driving a red truck that was not a law enforcement vehicle.
Hash told police: '[Walker] ran across the street, so I stopped. He jumped on my car and started screaming. He broke off my windshield wiper and started beating the glass.'
His attorney said he would argue self-defense in the case the shooting came to trial.
Police Chief Hawkins said investigators noted that a windshield wiper was torn off the truck and used to break the windshield in several places.
Posted by: Frank G ||
01/11/2022 9:04 Comments ||
[Garowe] Somalia-based al-Shabaab ...... an Islamic infestation centering on Somalia attempting to metastasize into Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and similar places, all of which have enough problems without them... turbans have killed top commanders serving in the Somali National Army [SNA], in an attack that comes amid reports that the turbans have expanded their territory following a political impasse in the country.
Politicians in Somalia are battling over the control of elections and the team agreed on Sunday to hold parliamentary polls by February 25. Later on, senators and MPs will elect the president of the federal republic of Somalia.
On Sunday, reports indicate, al-Shabaab turbans engaged in a fierce shootout with the Somali National Army at Adakibir, about 60 kilometers East of Adado in central Somalia. The fighting continued for hours with the turbans overpowering the government forces.
According to officials, major Ali Mohammed So’adde was among four soldiers killed in the al-Shabaab attack on AdaKibir village. He died on the battlefield while coordinating troops during the attack.
Also on Sunday afternoon, Col. Ali Agaweyne, the operational commander of sector 21 succumbed to injuries sustained following a deadly encounter between government forces and al-Shabaab in AdaKibir village.
He was fatally injured in fighting along with the commander of the 13th battalion Major Ali M So’adde. The attack is the fighting major loss for the dedicated Somali National Army officers this year when the country is focused on matters of elections.
Al-Shabaab has been scaling up attacks with analysts saying the current electoral dispute has given room for the turbans to organize themselves for major assaults. The al-Shabaab turbans control huge chunks of central and southern Somalia.
The African Union ...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful... is currently in talks with the Somali government over the future of AU peacekeeping troops who have been in the country for over a decade. There are plans to amalgamate the troops with the United Nations ...an idea whose time has gone... to form a joint mission which was initially resisted by FGS.
[Garowe] The Eritrea ...is run by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ), with about the amounts of democracy and justice you'd expect from a party with that name. National elections have been periodically scheduled and cancelled; none have ever been held in the country. The president, Isaias Afewerki, has been in office since independence in 1993 and will probably die there of old age... n Defense Forces [EDF] have been linked to fresh attacks in the troubled Tigray region, in what could yet again escalate the ongoing conflict within the region, whose army is in active war with Æthiopia National Defense Forces [ENDF].
Since the war between Tigray Defense Forces [TDF] and ENDF broke out in November 2020, the Eritrean troops have often been accused of crossing over the border to assist the Æthiopian army along with Amhara regional forces.
Although Eritrea has often refuted the claims, the United Nations ...a formerly good idea gone bad... Special Rapporteur to Eritrea did confirm that indeed Asmara deployed troops to Æthiopia contrary to international laws and regulations.
On Sunday, Getachew Reda, the official spokesperson of the TDF, said the Eritrea troops launched attacks on TPLF in Northern Tigray just near the Eritrea-Æthiopian border, triggering massive losses of innocent civilians.
"The Eritrean military launched fresh attacks against our forces yesterday in Sigem Kofolo, AfiTsetser, located in Northwestern Tigray close to Sheraro town. The latest attack is an extension of its aggression against the people of Tigray. It also signals the regime’s brazen disregard of international law," said.
The Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... in reference seems to be the one that eyewitnesses reported on Saturday, based on the description by the spokesperson. The airstrike left at least 56 people mainly children and women dead according to several aid agencies.
The Tigray rebels accused Eritrean of dragging efforts to find peace in Æthiopia, noting that Asmara authorities are keen to sabotage international efforts to reconcile the two conflicting parties within the federal republic of Æthiopia.
"Equally important, it clearly shows how determined the regime in Asmara is to continue to sabotage any and all peacemaking efforts in the region ostensibly to protect ’Æthiopia’s unity’, as President Isaias Afwerki made it clear in his interview yesterday," he added.
"True to form, President Isaias has during his interview given instructions to Abiy Ahmed to dismantle ethnic federalism. It behooves the IC to take actions to compel this regime to respect elementary rules of international law and hold it accountable for its crimes."
Both Afwerki and Abiy Ahmed have formed a strong alliance along with outgoing Somalia's President Mohammed Abdullahi Farmaajo, which has been widely criticized by several stakeholders. Afwerki is linked to a clandestine strategy to control the Horn of Africa.
The Æthiopian authorities have remained mum about the latest airstrike claims despite the new year message by Abiy Ahmed which was anchored on reconciliation. Ahmed insisted there is s need for the country to reconcile for the sake of peace and stability.
I looked it up. ;-) It’s at the south end of the Hadramaut region, according to this map. In the old days, Shabwa province was the south end of republican/tribal/religious North Yemen, while next door Marib was in the center of secular, Communist South Yemen.
Yemeni forces say they have taken full control of the energy-rich Shabwa province from the Houthis following ten days of fighting.
Yemeni forces fighting the Houthi group said on Monday they had taken full control of energy-rich Shabwa province from the Houthis in a battle for control of Shabwa and neighbouring Marib which has become a focus of the seven-year conflict.
Yemen's Giants Brigade, a group backed by the United Arab Emirates and also part of a Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthis, said full control of the province had been achieved after 10 days of fighting.
Fighting has intensified since the start of the year, after the coalition sent reinforcements to Shabwa, where Houthi inroads in September had cut off access to the Saudi-backed government's last northern stronghold in Marib.
Marib, in central Yemen, has been the focus of the war for over a year, with the battle for control stymieing United Nations-led peace efforts. The government holds the province's main city and nearby oil and gas infrastructure.
Marib city is home to 3 million people, including nearly 1 million who fled other parts of Yemen after the Houthis ousted the government from the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014, prompting the coalition to intervene months later.
Police on Monday claimed to have killed two Death Eaters affiliated with the al-Badr outfit in a shootout in Hasanpora area located on the border between Kulgam and Anantnag districts in south Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... "Based on a specific input generated by Kulgam Police regarding presence of forces of Evil in village Hasanpora situated on border between Kulgam and Anantnag, a joint cordon and search operation was launched yesterday evening by Police and 1stRR in the said area," a police front man said.
"During the search operation, as the joint search party proceeded towards the suspected spot, the hiding forces of Evil fired indiscriminately upon the joint search party which was retaliated effectively leading to an encounter. In the ensuing encounter, two forces of Evil of proscribed terror outfit al-Badr were killed and their bodies were retrieved from the site of the encounter, " he added while identifying the slain duo as Imad Muzaffar Wani resident of Arigam Pulwama and Abdul Rashid Thoker resident of Hassanpora.
Police further said the two "were part of groups involved in several terror crime cases including attacks on security forces and civilian atrocities". "Besides, terrorist Imad Wani was involved in attack on police personnel Mushtaq Ahmad Wagay of Pulwama on 19-12-2021, in which the said police personnel got seriously injured. While as, killed terrorist Abdul Rashid Thoker, before joining terrorist ranks was working as terrorist associate and was also involved in attack on a civilian at Chitragam in which said civilian got injured".
It said "incriminating" materials, arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter, which have been taken into case records for further investigation.
Posted by: Fred ||
01/11/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Pakistain Proxies
[SHAFAQ] The Security Media Cell announced arresting a terrorist in Kirkuk.
The Cell said in a statement that the Intelligence Agency arrested an ISIS terrorist, whose family members also belong to the terrorist organization: he has a brother who carried out a suicide kaboom, two others are sentenced to life imprisonment and death (on terrorism charges), a brother who fights for al-Furqan Ain Jalout, while the last one was executed a while ago.
In another context, a security source told Shafaq News agency that ISIS terrorist gangs kidnapped a civilian in Dals Basha village.
Posted by: Fred ||
01/11/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
[SHAFAQ] The Iraqi military has deployed reinforcements in the outskirts of al-Azim sub-district near the borders separating the governorates of Diyala and Saladin, the administrator of al-Azim, Abdul-Jabbar Ahmed al-Obaidi, said on Monday.
Al-Obaidi told Shafaq News Agency, "a force from the army's first division (second brigade-second regiment) reinforced its units and intensified its patrols near the village of Abu Bakr, adjacent to Saladin, to halt an infiltration or night attack attempts."
"Nidaa Diyala (Call of Diyala) and al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces-PMF) were redeployed in al-Azim alongside the army forces," he added.
The local official said that ISIS groups are not likely to overcome the defenses between al-Azim and Saladin borders.
"All the attacks do not amount to security breaches or live up to the aspirations of the terrorist organization. Their tactics are orthodox and exposed and fall far short of threatening."
Security authorities failed to clear the ISIS cells from al-Azim despite dozens of security operations. Observers believe that the sub-district located at the border with Saladin is infested with undiscovered fortified ISIS sites.
Posted by: Fred ||
01/11/2022 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Islamic State
[IsraelTimes] Israeli soldiers shoot a Paleostinian in the leg as they conduct arrests at Bir Zeit University near Ramallah in the West Bank, the military says.
According to the Israeli military, soldiers were conducting routine arrest operations in the area. A suspect sought to flee the scene, and the Israeli troops opened fire toward him. The army says the detained Paleostinian was hit in the leg with live fire.
"During the arrest, the wanted individual tried to escape and in response, the force initiated an arrest procedure that included firing at the wanted person," the army says.
Paleostinian media reports that five students were arrested during the operation. An Israeli military spokesperson says they have only received reports of one arrest.
According to Paleostinian media, the maimed Paleostinian is Isma’il al-Barghouti, a student who leads the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-affiliated Islamic Faction at Bir Zeit.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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