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Afghanistan
3 Police Killed in Helmand Suicide Attack
[Tolo News] Three coppers were killed and five others maimed Tuesday as a result of a car suicide kaboom in southern Helmand
...an Afghan province populated mostly by Pashtuns, adjacent to Injun country in Pak Balochistan...
, local officials said.

The incident happened in Lashkargah, the scenic provincial capital, after a jacket wallah detonated his explosives-laden car near a police vehicle, said Mohammad Ismail Hotak, deputy police chief for coordination at Helmand Police Headquarters.

So far, no group including the Taliban has grabbed credit for the attack.

This has been the second attack on police over the past 24 hours in southern zone after a number of gunnies attacked the police in Uruzgan province on Monday night, killing four coppers and injuring four others.
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Four Policemen Killed in Uruzgan Clash with Insurgents
[Tolo News] Four coppers were killed and four others injured in a clash with gunnies in southern Uruzgan province on Monday night, local officials said.

The clash took place in Charcheno district of the province after the gunnies who were surrounded by Afghan cops in a house began shooting at the forces, District Governor Mohammad Ismail said.

"The festivities took place for more than 10 hours, in which two of the gunnies beat feet from the area and one murderous Moslem was killed," he said.

There were no civilian casualties during the clash, he added.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: TTP


Africa Horn
Officials: US airstrike kills al-Shabab leader
[Ynet] US officials say a big shot of the al-Shabaab
... the personification of Somali state failure...
murderous Moslem group in Somalia was killed in a US Arclight airstrike in the southern part of the country over the weekend.

Officials say the leader was in a vehicle hit by a drone strike. Other group members were reportedly killed. Officials would not release the name of the al-Shabaab leader. They say the strike was near the town of Dinsoor in the southwestern bay region.
All very vague, but I s'pose it's good to know we're helping.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Shaboobs attack Bossaso Police station
BOSSASO, Somalia -- Suspected Al Shabaab gunmen attacked a police station in the Gulf of Aden Port City of Bossaso on Tuesday evening, Garowe Online reports.

Militants armed with rocket propelled grenades and AK 47 rifles carried out the pre-planned attack, destroying troop-transport vehicle and seriously wounding a soldier. A gun battle that lasted nearly 30 minutes ensued between police officers manning the compound and the attackers, security officials said.

The attack on Balade police compound in New Bossaso neighborhood comes a few hours after two assailants shot and killed community leader identified as Mohamud Dirie Bidar in Galkayo’s Garsoor neighborhood.

On Tuesday morning, Mudug region accountant Mohamed Ali Yusuf (Gadayare) survived roadside bomb.

Puntland government previously said it beefed up soldiers presence in the restive Galkayo which straddles the state’s southern border with Galmudug.
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Puntland official survives bomb attack
The general accountant of the Puntland government's Galkayo administration has survived a roadside bomb attack in the town, officials said on Tuesday Garowe Online reports. The bomb which struck Mr. Mohamed Ali Yusuf's car has reportedly inflicted a minor damage, however, the accountant escaped unharmed.

Tuesday's bomb attack was the second to target Puntland officials since last month. The deputy Mudug region region's governor Farhan Ali Hersi has survived a roadside bomb in Galkayo late last month.
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Africa North
12 extremists killed in French operation in Mali
[Ynet] A Malian official says that a French military operation killed 12 murderous Moslems in far northern Mali, amid renewed violence in the region.

The French Defense Ministry says that French troops put a dozen fighters "out of action" after moving in on the group in the rugged Adrar des Ifoghas area Saturday. A local official in northern Mali confirmed Tuesday that the 12 were killed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation.
The French don't talk much about what they're doing in their various former colonies, but they just keep on doing it.
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/04/2015 00:04 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The French don't talk much about what they're doing in their various former colonies, but they just keep on doing it.

Imagine what a coalition having undertaken such an effort might achieve.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/04/2015 7:51 Comments || Top||

#2  "The French don't talk much about what they're doing in their various former colonies, but they just keep on doing it."

I saw this first hand during my time in West Africa from 2009 to 2011. They are good - very good IMNSHO. Plus they know how ferme la bouche unlike some of our not so quiet professionals in SMUs.
Posted by: Bangkok Billy || 02/04/2015 9:48 Comments || Top||

#3  ....unlike some of our not so quiet professionals in SMUs.

Squeaky wheel Billy, squeaky wheel.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/04/2015 10:01 Comments || Top||

#4  Hollande has some fairly solid brass gonads in dealing with these animals for a Socialist weenie in domestic policy...
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/04/2015 18:30 Comments || Top||


New fighting near Libyan oil port; UN seeks to restart talks
Tripoli -- New clashes erupted on Tuesday between Libyan rival factions fighting for control of the country’s biggest oil port Es Sider, killing several people, both sides said.
Remember, this was a foreign policy triumph for President Lead-From-Behind...
The fighting came a day after the United Nations said it was seeking a ceasefire to pave the way for a new round of peace talks between rival factions operating two opposing governments, nearly four years after Muammar Gaddafi’s overthrow.

Libya’s internationally recognised government under Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni and the elected House of Representatives have been based in the east since a group called Libya Dawn seized Tripoli last summer, set up its own administration and reinstated the old parliament.

Troops loyal to the Tripoli government launched an offensive in December to try to take the eastern Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil ports, which have had to shut down operations. Both sides had declared partial ceasefires last month which had largely held to give a UN-sponsored dialogue a chance.

Forces allied to Thinni conducted air strikes on Tuesday to stop a new advance of fighters allied to the rival government, a spokesman for Thinni’s forces said.

“There is an attack from them from all sides on the oil ports,” the spokesman said. “But we’ve stopped them.”

The rival force confirmed fighting was taking place. “Our boys are advancing,” said an official of the rival government, adding that five of his troops had died.

On Monday, UN Special Envoy Bernadino Leon visited Tripoli to discuss with the rival assembly restarting the talks within days inside Libya. Last month, the United Nation managed to bring some members of the factions to talks in Geneva but the Tripoli-based parliament known as GNC wanted the dialogue to take place inside Libya.

The shutdown of the two ports is a blow to Libya’s already crippled public finances as the central bank has been using up its dollar reserves to keep the country afloat. Oil output has slumped to around 350,000 bpd, a fifth of what Libya used to pump before the 2011 uprising against Gaddafi.
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#1  So we have dumped the whole mess in the lap of the Oyster Bay Marching Band, Chowder Society, and Bingo Club???
Posted by: Mystic || 02/04/2015 5:03 Comments || Top||


Cairo airport on alert after bombs found
[SAUDIGAZETTE.SA] Cairo airport authorities tightened security after finding two bombs near the arrivals hall and a homemade bomb went kaboom! in the center of the capital on Tuesday, security officials said.

State news agency MENA quoted Cairo security chief Khaled Youssef as saying the device planted in central Cairo was a sound bomb and that there were no casualties.

The bombs at the airport were detected with electronic devices early on Tuesday and security officials were reviewing video footage to try and determine who planted them, security sources said. Egypt has been trying to project an image of stability ahead of an investment conference in the resort of Sharm El-Sheikh in March that the government hopes will generate ventures worth billions of dollars. The bulk of attacks on security forces have occurred in the Sinai, which borders Israel and the Gazoo Strip, but the insurgency has spread to other parts of Egypt, a US ally. Over the past year, police have frequently discovered homemade bombs planted near their vehicles and in public places in Cairo.
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Terrorist attack against sites in capital foiled Monday
[TAP.INFO.TN] A terrorist attack against sites in the capital Tunis was foiled on Monday, announced Minister of the Interior in the Caretaker Government Lotfi Ben Jeddou.

Speaking after a Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday in Kasbah, Ben Jeddou said an individual was arrested as he was about to commit a terrorist attack against sites in the capital city.

“The other suspects, who are still on the loose, are tracked down by the police,” he added.

On another hand, Lotfi Ben Jeddou said a Tunisian-Libyan committee responsible for monitoring the case of the two Tunisian journalists abducted in Libya will be created on February 15, 2015, assuring that the two journalists “are still alive.”

Initiatives are underway to locate and secure the release of the two journalists, he stressed.
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Hamas claims Egypt fired at Gaza security outposts
[IsraelTimes] Alleged incident comes days after Cairo declares Islamist group a terrorist organization

Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, accused Egypt's army of firing at Paleostinian security outposts in the Gazoo Strip Tuesday, just days after Cairo declared the Islamist movement's military wing a terrorist group.

Gazoo's Hamas-run interior ministry condemned "the Egyptian army for firing this morning directly at two positions along the southern Gazoo border."

"It was without justification, and there had been no incursion from the Paleostinian side" of the tiny coastal strip, which borders Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

The statement, which did not refer to any casualties, called for an immediate investigation into the incident.
It's all very odd. Thank goodness Ynet adds some key information:
Egyptian forces fire at Hamas posts in Rafah after bomb explodes near border

Egyptian security forces fired at two Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, posts in the Gazoo Strip, near the Rafah border crossing, after a bomb aimed at the Egyptian forces went kaboom! near the border, in Egypt. No injuries were reported.
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#1  "It was without justification, and there had been no incursion from the Paleostinian side" of the tiny coastal strip, which borders Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

"not today, at least, but the day is young"
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#2  I wonder if the UN will send a commission to investigate?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2015 14:20 Comments || Top||


Bomb Targeting Egypt Police Kills One in Alexandria
[AnNahar] A bomb maimed three civilians, one of whom later died, when it went kaboom! on the outskirts of Egypt's second city of Alexandria, police said.

A 12-year-old boy was among those hurt in the kaboom near a residential neighborhood on the western outskirts of the Mediterranean city.

Police said the blast had targeted a mobile checkpoint that had already been moved when the bomb went kaboom!Earlier, a small bomb hidden in an electrical transformer went kaboom! in central Cairo without causing any casualties.

The blast occurred on a street close to Tahrir Square -- the epicenter of the 2011 revolt that ousted long-time president Hosni Mubarak
...The former President-for-Life of Egypt, dumped by popular demand in early 2011...
There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the two kabooms.

Two "sound bombs" were also defused near a parking lot at Cairo International Airport, security officials said.

One of them was found in a gift bag outside Terminal Three. When airport security officials reported it to police the second device was discovered by sniffer dogs under a policeman's car outside the terminal.
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Arabia
Al-Qaida gunmen kill 2 soldiers in southern Yemen
[YEMENONLINE.INFO] At least two army soldiers were killed in an al-Qaeda ambush in Yemen's southern province of Shabwa on Tuesday, a police officer said, APA reports quoting Xinhua.

The army troops were attacked by al-Qaeda bandidos gunnies in Azzn town in Shabwa province, in which two soldiers were killed and six others injured, the provincial police source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The soldiers were guarding a convoy carrying salaries for the army troops and running along a main road towards an military brigade in Azzan town when the incident took place.

Three soldiers were missing after the clash, a military source in Shabwa province told Xinhua. The maimed have been shifted to a nearby public hospital.
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3 suspected Qaeda militants killed in U.S. drone strike in Yemen
Yemen Observer sez it was six deaders
[YEMENONLINE.INFO] At least three suspected al-Qaeda bandidos bandidos bad boys were killed on Monday in a U.S. drone strike on a car in southeastern Yemen, local residents said, the third such strike in a week.

The attacks show there has been no letup in a U.S. campaign against suspected bandidos bandidos bad boys despite a power vacuum left by the resignation of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi who had publicly backed the program.

The United States regards al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula
...the latest incarnation of various Qaeda and Qaeda-allied groups, including the now-defunct Aden-Abyan Islamic Army that boomed the USS Cole in 2000...
(AQAP), which has grabbed credit for last month's deadly attack on La Belle France's Charlie Hebdo
...A lefty French satirical magazine, home of what may well be the majority if the active testicles left in Europe...
newspaper in Gay Paree, as one of the most powerful branches of the global myrmidon group.

Yemeni officials said the drone fired two missiles at the vehicle, which was travelling on a dirt road between the town of Maswara in al-Bayda province and the city of Beihan in Shabwa province in southeastern Yemen.

The strike destroyed the vehicles, killing the three people inside it. Residents reported kabooms inside the vehicle after the strike, suggesting it was carrying weapons.
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Bangladesh
7 killed, 23 burnt in petrol bomb attack on bus in Comilla
[PRIMENEWS.BD] Comilla: At least seven people have been roasted alive and over twenty others sustained burn injuries in an arson attack on a night coach at Jogmohonpur area under Chouddagram upazila in the district early Tuesday.

Five of the dear departed were identified as Nuruzzaman Patul and his daughter Maisa of Jessore district, Asma begum and her son Shanta of Narsingdi and Yasuf of Cox's Bazar.

The identities of the other deceased could not be known immediately.

The corpse count may rise in the incident as the condition of five of the injured was stated o be critical. Several of the injured were taken to the burn unit of Dhaka medical College Hospital.

Monir Hossain, assistant director of Comilla Fire Service and Civil Defence, said: "Miscreants hurled petrol bombs at a Dhaka-bound night coach of Icon Paribahan from Cox's Bazar on Dhaka-Chittagong highway around 3:30am, leaving seven passengers dead on the spot and 16 others injured."

Following information four units of Fire Service rushed to the spot and doused the fire.

The injured were rushed to Comilla Medical College and Hospital and Chouddagram Upazila Health Complex, added the official.
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Britain
Muslim man jailed in UK for planning to join rebels in Syria
[Ynet] A Moslem student who had been planning to join Islamic bandidos hard boyz in Syria has been enjugged
Youse'll never take me alive coppers!... [BANG!]... Ow!... I quit!
in Britannia for 3 and a half years.

David Souaan was sentenced Tuesday after having been found guilty in December of preparing for terrorist acts.

The 20-year-old Souaan had visited Syria in 2013 and was trying to return there when he was locked away
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
at Heathrow Airport in May.
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Great White North
Canada police make Islamic State terror cell arrest
[IsraelTimes] Three men, including two at-large Canadian fighters in Syria or Iraq, charged with aiding, recruiting for jihadist group

Canadian police made another arrest and announced charges against three men related to an Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
recruiting cell in Ottawa, police announced Tuesday.

The case is linked to the arrest of three men in Ottawa last month. It involves alleged recruiting for the Islamic State group and Canadian John Maguire, a fighter who appeared in an IS propaganda video overseas and who reportedly might have been killed recently.

Police announced they tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
Awso Peshdary, 25, and charged him with participation in the activity of a terrorist group and with facilitating an activity for a terrorist group. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police also laid terrorism charges in absentia against Khadar Khalib, 23, and Maguire, 24. Both travelled to Syria or Iraq and remain on the lam.

RCMP Chief Superintendent Jennifer Strachan said while there have been recent reports saying that Maguire was killed in Syria, the RCMP has not received conclusive evidence confirming that he is deceased.

A senior police official said Peshdary, the man arrested in Ottawa, and was the subject of a prior police terror investigation but said police didn't have enough evidence to arrest him then. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak ahead of the planned announcement Tuesday. The News Agency that Dare Not be Named first released details of the arrest and charges against the three men.

Suliman Mohammed, 21, was charged last month with participating in a terrorist group. That arrest occurred just days after twin brothers linked to Mohammed, Ashton Carleton Larmond and Carlos Larmond, were charged with terrorism-related offences.

Carlos Larmond was arrested at Montreal's airport on charges of intending to travel overseas for terrorist purposes. A separate government official familiar with the matter said that the brothers were trying to get to Syria. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly, earlier confirmed the latest charges includes an arrest and also involved people who are outside Canada.

"It's a cell in Ottawa. Their focus seems to be on overseas activities, not on carrying out terrorist acts at home," the government official said.

Maguire appeared in a polished propaganda video in December urging Moslems to launch indiscriminate attacks against Canadians, similar to those carried out in October in Ottawa and St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

In October, Canada was hit by two terror attacks by so-called "lone wolves" believed to have been inspired by the Islamic State group. In Ottawa, a gunman shot and killed a soldier at Canada's National War Memorial and then stormed Parliament before being bumped off.

The attack in Ottawa came two days after a man ran over two soldiers in a parking lot in Quebec, killing one and injuring the other before being shot to death by police. The man had been under surveillance by Canadian authorities, who feared he had jihadist ambitions and seized his passport when he tried to travel to Turkey.

Canada is taking part in the US-led campaign against Islamic State murderous Moslems in Iraq and Syria.
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#1  "Their focus seems to be on overseas activities, not on carrying out terrorist acts at home"

It'd be okay with Oval Office, then.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/04/2015 16:52 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Two LJ militants hanged in doctor's killing case
[DAWN] Two condemned prisoners belonging to the outlawed Lashkar-e-Jhangvi
... a 'more violent' offshoot of Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistain. LeJ's purpose in life is to murder anyone who's not of utmost religious purity, starting with Shiites but including Brelvis, Ahmadis, Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Rosicrucians, and just about anyone else you can think of. They are currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of al-Qaeda ...
were hanged at the Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It is among the largest cities in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
central prison in the early hours of Tuesday.
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Two suspected TTP activists arrested
[DAWN] ISLAMABAD: Two men allegedly affiliated with Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) were taken into custody during separate raids, sources in the capital police said on Tuesday.

The raids were conducted at Tarnol and Golra, which led to the arrest of the suspects allegedly affiliated with TTP Mohmand Agency
... Named for the Mohmand clan of the Sarban Pahstuns, a truculent, quarrelsome lot. In Pakistain, the Mohmands infest their eponymous Agency, metastasizing as far as the plains of Peshawar, Charsadda, and Mardan. Mohmands are also scattered throughout Pakistan in urban areas including Karachi, Lahore, and Quetta. In Afghanistan they are mainly found in Nangarhar and Kunar...
chapter and its Khorasani group.

Four other suspects from the same group were tossed in the slammer
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
during a raid at Pindorian on January 21. The raid was jointly carried out by the police and a paramilitary force.

The sources said these four suspects had disclosed the location of their two accomplices who were also rounded up. The sources said the suspects had arrived in the area recently.

Meanwhile,
...back at the shattered spaceship, Fffflirgoll the Arcturan slithered stealthily toward the control room, where the humans had barricaded themselves...
the police arrested 10 suspects during search operations in different parts of the city on Tuesday.

The operations were conducted in Ramna, Bhara Kahu and Tarnol police areas.
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Israel-Palestine-Jordan
EU chides Jordan for executing prisoners
Hat tip to reader g(r)omgoru.
BRUSSELS - The European Union combined a statement of solidarity with Jordan over the killing of one of its military pilots by Islamist fighters with criticism of its immediate execution of two Iraqi jihadists.

"While all efforts must be made to counter terrorism and hold the perpetrators accountable, our reaction to the threat posed by (Islamic State) needs to be consistent with our common values on justice and the rights of prisoners," foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said in a statement on Wednesday.
The EU and Jordan have few common values. For example, Jordan is willing to defend its people...
"Our action has to be guided by the respect of international human rights law and humanitarian law. The European position against death penalty remains unchanged and we believe capital punishment does not serve any deterrent purpose."
It might not deter the ISIS but there are two fewer terrorists in the world this morning...
Condemning the killing of captured F-16 pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh, she praised Jordan's role in the "front line in the battle" against Islamic State and taking in refugees from Syria and Iraq. On Wednesday, Jordan hanged Sajida al-Rishawi, an Iraqi woman who took part in suicide bomb attacks 10 years ago, and a senior al Qaeda prisoner, Ziyad Karboli, also an Iraqi.
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#1  not serve any deterrent purpose

Not for a decent human, anyway. But the fence-sitter terrorist wanna-bes will take notice.
Posted by: gorb || 02/04/2015 14:04 Comments || Top||

#2  not serve any deterrent purpose

Lets try it & see.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2015 14:13 Comments || Top||

#3  The death penalty has no deterrent effect...which is why we immediately cancelled anything having to do with pictures of aunt mo or those who slander islam after the Charlie assassinations.

FNUROs.

Besides, its not about deterrent. Its about negotiating from strength, will, and national honor. Seems to be lacking a bit in the EUnich zone.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/04/2015 14:39 Comments || Top||

#4  If you do not kill them, they will kill you, your grand parents, your innocent children.

The cage, the fire, the running over the pilot with a bulldozer were among thousands of ideas presented via twitter to ISIS from ISIS supporters around the world, including the EU during an ISIS twitter campaign asking for suggestions on how to murder the Jordanian.
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 02/04/2015 16:09 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm sure Jordan has some jihad is in prison who happen to have Euro zone passports. They should execute them, too.

Send the remains to Brussels with a note saying "here's your trash."
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/04/2015 16:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Send the remains to Brussels with a note saying "here's your trash."

And a bill...
Posted by: Steve White || 02/04/2015 18:09 Comments || Top||

#7 
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/04/2015 18:25 Comments || Top||

#8  Last time we dealt with Euro trash that behaved like this, most of the continent laid in ruin. After Malmedy Americans didn't take too many SS prisoners, they were a little slow on the uptake their Canadian brethren had learned at Normandy. Time for the spokesman and those who wrote this drivel go the the Russian ME Front for some personal upfront education of dealing with barbarians. The King was right citing Eastwood.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/04/2015 19:07 Comments || Top||

#9  More denial from the EUnuch elites. They cannot complain to ISIS, so they pick on the victim countries to complain. Bloody cowards. Appeasement does not work, especially with foaming Islamists.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 02/04/2015 20:12 Comments || Top||

#10  Look at their recent speech about Musk & SpaceX. They are just clueless about everything.
Europe tired of playing "Simon Says" with SpaceX
Posted by: 3dc || 02/04/2015 20:23 Comments || Top||

#11  "Canadian brethren had learned at Normandy"

Yes, the officers went for a smoke and then
the fritz "tried to escape"...so the guards had no choice but to shoot them...
Posted by: hotspur666 || 02/04/2015 21:14 Comments || Top||

#12  They executed convicted terrorists. They just didn't drag out the appeals process for 20 years and multiple hostage exchange attempts.
Posted by: Glenmore || 02/04/2015 21:21 Comments || Top||


Jordan hangs two Iraqi militants in response to pilot's death
This is how you respond.
AMMAN -- Jordan hanged two Iraqi jihadists on Wednesday including a female militant in response to an Islamic State video showing a captured Jordanian pilot being burnt alive by the hardline group.

Islamic State had demanded the release of the woman, Sajida al-Rishawi, in exchange for a Japanese hostage whom it later beheaded. Sentenced to death for her role in a 2005 suicide bomb attack in Amman, Rishawi was executed at dawn, a security source and state television said.

Jordan, which is part of the U.S.-led alliance against Islamic State, has promised an "earth-shaking response" to the killing of its pilot, Muath al-Kasaesbeh, who was captured in December when his F-16 crashed over northeastern Syria.

Jordan also executed a senior al Qaeda prisoner, Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi man who was sentenced to death in 2008.
Convenient that he was still around so as to be executed now, but both he and Sajida-baby should have been dealt with long before now...
The fate of Kasaesbeh, a member of a large tribe that forms the backbone of support for the country's Hashemite monarchy, has gripped Jordan for weeks and some Jordanians have criticised King Abdullah for embroiling them in the U.S.-led war that they say will provoke a militant backlash.

King Abdullah cut short an official visit to the United States on Tuesday. In a televised statement to the nation, he urged national unity and said the killing was a cowardly act of terror by a criminal group that has no relation to Islam.

There was widespread shock and anger in Jordan at the brutality of a killing that drew international condemnation.

Kasaesbeh's father said the two executions were not enough and urged the government to do more to avenge his death.

"I want the state to get revenge for my son's blood through more executions of those people who follow this criminal group that shares nothing with Islam," Safi al-Kasaesbeh told Reuters. "Jordanians are demanding that the state and coalition take revenge with even more painful blows to destroy these criminals."

The Jordanian army has vowed to avenge his death, and some analysts believe it could escalate its involvement in the campaign against Islamic State, which has seized large areas of Iraq and Syria, Jordan's neighbours to the north and east.
I think going all Saladin on the terrorists would be the Jordanian army's best response...
In the pilot's home village of Ay, mourners said Jordanians must rally around the state. "Today we put our differences behind us and rally behind the king and nation," said Jabar Sarayrah, a shopkeeper.

The prisoners were executed in Swaqa prison, 70 km (45 miles) south of Amman, just before dawn, a security source who was familiar with the case said. "They were both calm and showed no emotions and just prayed," the source added without elaborating.

Rishawi, in her mid-forties, was part of an al Qaeda network that targeted three Amman hotels in suicide bombings in 2005. She was meant to die in one of the attacks - the worst in Jordan's history - but her suicide bomb belt did not go off.

Jordan said on Tuesday the pilot had been killed a month ago. The government had been picking up intelligence for weeks that the pilot was killed some time ago, a source close to the government said. Disclosing that information appeared to be an attempt to counter domestic criticism that the government could have done more to strike a deal with Islamic State to save him.

"The horror of the killing, the method of killing is probably going to generate more short-term support for the state," said a Western diplomat. "But once that horror dies down, inevitably some of the questions revert on Jordan’s role in the coalition."
No one wrings his hands better than a Western diplomat...
The executed woman came from Iraq's Anbar province bordering Jordan. Her tribal Iraqi relatives were close aides of the slain Jordanian leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, from whose group Islamic State emerged.

Islamic State had demanded her release in exchange for the life of Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. However, Goto was beheaded by the group, video released last Saturday showed. Jordan had insisted that they would only release the woman as part of a deal to free the pilot.
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#1  "He [King Abdullah] mentioned 'Unforgiven' and he mentioned Clint Eastwood, and he actually quoted a part of the movie."

Hunter would not say which part of "Unforgiven" the king quoted, but noted it was where Eastwood's character describes how he is going to deliver his retribution. There is a scene in the picture in which Eastwood's character, William Munny, says, "Any man I see out there, I'm gonna kill him. Any son of a bitch takes a shot at me, I'm not only going to kill him, I'm going to kill his wife and all his friends and burn his damn house down."
- cite

Mongol time?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/04/2015 9:47 Comments || Top||

#2  At least someone has the balls to do this.
Posted by: chris || 02/04/2015 10:42 Comments || Top||

#3  There are no major roads between Jordan and the Syrian heartland of ISIS, it's all trackless howling wilderness. In order to get to them on the ground, the Jordanians would have to go through the goat-fuck chaos of greater Damascus/Daraa or the long way 'round through Anbar. This is also probably why Jordanian territory and civilians haven't been catching more hell directly from ISIS's Mad Max raiding parties.
Posted by: Mitch H. || 02/04/2015 11:02 Comments || Top||

#4  Can we trade our King for your King?
Posted by: Thusoque Trotsky2974 || 02/04/2015 11:30 Comments || Top||

#5  This is how you respond.

The revenge executions will have absolutely no effect on IS activity – zip…zero…nada. They didn’t give two goat turds about that burka boomer. Moreover, she’s now no longer a failed martyr. Hell, her picture prolly will be the opening graphic on the next video that shows the female American aid worker getting strung up.
Posted by: DepotGuy || 02/04/2015 11:30 Comments || Top||

#6  EU chides Jordan for hangings after pilot killed
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/04/2015 12:07 Comments || Top||

#7  How long have translators been adding "has nothing to do with Islam" to the end of statements from Muslims. I swear every quote in this story ends with that.

The acts of Mohammed, we're told, have nothing to do with Islam.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/04/2015 12:14 Comments || Top||

#8  hagmaier: think 'Rat Patrol'...
Posted by: Steve White || 02/04/2015 13:37 Comments || Top||

#9  Something tells me the Jordanian airforce is going to be a little less circumspect in terms of worrying about collateral damage in ISIS controlled areas. The ghosts of Air Marshall Sir Arthur Harris and General Curtis LeMay will smile.
Posted by: OldSpook || 02/04/2015 16:27 Comments || Top||

#10  The revenge executions will have absolutely no effect on IS activity – zip…zero…nada.

I suspect that anyone contemplating joining ISIS via Jordan just had their travel plans altered. Along with any local family members. I suspect pics on camel milk cartoons are going to start appearing.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/04/2015 17:47 Comments || Top||

#11 

Two less wasters of oxygen.
Posted by: BigEdLB || 02/04/2015 18:27 Comments || Top||


East Jerusalem mother of two joins Islamic State
[IsraelTimes] Paleostinian security forces arrest 15 for links to terror group; wanted Sinai Islamist leader said hiding in Gazoo

Paleostinian security forces have discovered that an Israeli Arab resident of East Jerusalem, a divorced mother of two, flew to Syria and joined the ranks of the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
, senior Paleostinian sources told The Times of Israel on Tuesday.

The Arab Israeli woman is currently in Raqqa, Syria, the city that is considered the terror group's organizational hub in Iraq and Syria. Her children live in a village near Jerusalem.

The officials further said the PA has detained 15 Paleostinians in the West Bank for links to the jihadist group, and said a senior IS-linked commander from the Sinai Peninsula, who is wanted by Egypt, is hiding out in the Gazoo Strip.

The 15 suspects were locked away
Into the paddy wagon wit' yez!
in recent months by the Paleostinian security apparatus in the West Bank, the officials said. Several of them were held for identifying with the jihadist group ideologically, while others for concrete links to the Islamic State.

To date, the PA has arrested dozens of people on similar charges, but most have been released. Among others, a Paleostinian woman holding citizenship of a Western country was suspected of having ties with IS. She was arrested, sentenced, and served time in prison before she was released.

The Paleostinian officials said the Paleostinian security forces maintain close coordination with the Israeli security forces on the subject of Islamic State in the West Bank, and both sides have been working to thwart the establishment of any cells of the murderous Moslem group in the region.

Israeli forces have arrested several citizens in past months for involvement with the Islamic State. A resident of Nazareth was indicted on Sunday for joining up with the terror group and taking part in fighting in Iraq. Last month, the Shin Bet arrested seven other Israeli citizens who had sworn allegiance to the Islamic State, which has been illegal for Israelis to do since September.

The Paleostinian sources also said Tuesday that one of the most desperados in Egypt, a leader of the Islamic State-affiliate Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis
...Supporters of Jerusalem, the current pen name of al-Qaeda in the Sinai Peninsula...
, has been hiding out in Gazoo. Islamist leader Shadi al-Menei beat feet from Sinai to the Gazoo Strip, and is in contact with senior Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, officials there, including Iman Nofel, one of the commanders of Hamas's armed wing.
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Jordan vows earth-shaking revenge against ISIS
[Beirut Daily Star] AMMAN: Jordan vowed Tuesday to avenge the death of Lt. Moaz Kassasbeh at the hands of ISIS after the forces of Evil released a grisly video showing the pilot's being burned alive in a cage.

A government official said the authorities would respond by executing several Islamist forces of Evil tossed in the calaboose
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
in Jordan, including an Iraqi woman who Amman had sought to swap for the pilot taken captive after his plane crashed in Syria in December.

The video, which showed a man resembling Kassasbeh standing in a black cage before being set ablaze, could not be independently verified but the reaction of the Jordanian authorities made clear they treated it as genuine.

Jordan, which has been mounting air raids in Syria as part of the U.S.-led alliance against ISIS Lion of Islams, would deliver a "strong, earth-shaking and decisive" response, a government front man said.

"The Dire Revenge will be as big as the calamity that has hit Jordan," army front man Col. Mamdouh al-Ameri said in a televised statement confirming the death of the pilot, who was seized by ISIS in December.

The fate of Kassasbeh, a member of a large tribe that forms the backbone of support for the Hashemite monarchy, has gripped Jordan for weeks and provoked rare protests against King Abdullah over the government's handling of the crisis.

The king cut short a visit to the U.S. to return home following word of Kassasbeh's death. In a televised statement, he said the pilot's killing was an act of "cowardly terror" by a deviant group that has no relation to Islam.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  First 2 executed by Jordan
Posted by: 3dc || 02/04/2015 0:41 Comments || Top||

#2  In a televised statement, he said the pilot's killing was an act of "cowardly terror" by a deviant group that has no relation to Islam.

It is just a coincidence every time something like that happens it is donde by a Muslim. Never by an Amsih.
Posted by: JFM || 02/04/2015 10:46 Comments || Top||

#3  They cited the example of Mohammed, who burnt "apostates" to death. Can't get much more Islamic than that.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 02/04/2015 12:11 Comments || Top||

#4  The Kurdish YPG released a statement today vowing to avenge the execution of the Jordanian pilot who was supporting YPG operations in Syria against ISIS. The YPG has formally declared Moaz al-Kasasbeh a great martyr of Kobani.
Posted by: Ebbomosh Hupemp2664 || 02/04/2015 17:54 Comments || Top||


Hamas says alleged spy active for 15 years detained in Gaza
[MAANNEWS.NET] Security forces in Gazoo said Tuesday that they had nabbed
Keep yer hands where we can see 'em, if yez please!
a man who allegedly was collaborating with Israel for the past 15 years.

Security officials told the Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason,-affiliated al-Majd website that the man was "one of the most dangerous collaborators with Israel" and had working with the Israeli Shin Bet for nearly 15 years.

The unidentified man was one of the most "active" members of providing intelligence to Israeli forces, and allegedly confessed to a number of incidents.

The officials said that the man had been distributing money via Israel's security services to other collaborators in the Gazoo Strip.

He also took part in several operations to kill high-ranking Hamas officials during Israeli military attacks on the coastal enclave in 2012 and 2014, and aided Israel in locating Hamas' arms caches.

The man is also accused of locating dozens of homes targeted during Israel's devastating military offensive last summer, and gave names to Israel of people who could be blackmailed in return for working with the Shin Bet.
The Times of Israel adds:
Most dangerous collaborator' nabbed while trying to cross from Gazoo into Israel, report says

Islamic terror group Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, announced the arrest of "the most dangerous collaborator" with Israel on Tuesday, as an official accused the ineffectual Mahmoud Abbas
... a graduate of the prestigious unaccredited Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow with a doctorate in Holocaust Denial...
's Paleostinian Authority of colluding with Israel to assassinate Hamas officials during Operation Protective Edge.

Hamas has long sought to end Paleostinian collaboration with Israel, at times offering amnesty to repentant spies and at times killing suspected Israeli agents in public summary executions.

Meanwhile,
...back at the barn, Bossy was furiously chewing her cud and thinking...
Hamas official Salah Bardawil said his movement holds "damning evidence” of the involvement of the PA’s General Intelligence in Israeli targeted killings during last summer’s Operation Protective Edge.

“We have verified information … that documents, photos and coordinates were handed over to the Zionist enemy by the General Intelligence and used for [Israel’s] target bank,” Bardawil charged. “Dozens of targets were bombarded, killing many Palestinians from Hamas and Fatah, since the airplane cannot distinguish between a child and his brother.”

Bardawil called on Azzam Al-Ahmad, who holds the reconciliation portfolio with Hamas on behalf of Abbas, to come to Gaza and observe the evidence for himself.
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Jordan to execute militant following IS murder video
[MAANNEWS.NET] Jordan will execute Wednesday an Iraqi woman on death row over a failed bombing after having vowed to avenge the murder of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
krazed killers, an official said.

"The sentence of death pending on ... Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi will be carried out at dawn," the security official said on Tuesday, speaking on condition of anonymity
... for fear of being murdered...
Rishawi, the would-be jacket wallah, was condemned to death for her participation in deadly attacks in Amman in 2005, and IS had offered to spare the life of the Jordanian fighter pilot, Lieutenant Maaz al-Kassasbeh, if she were released.

"Jordan's response will be earth-shattering," Information Minister Mohammed Momani said earlier on television, while the army and government vowed to avenge the pilot's murder.

Earlier Tuesday, IS released a video Tuesday purportedly showing a captive Jordanian fighter pilot being burned alive, in the krazed killers' most brutal execution yet of a foreign hostage.

The highly produced 22-minute video released online showed images of a man purported to be First Lieutenant Maaz al-Kassasbeh, who was captured in December, engulfed in flames inside a metal cage.

Amman confirmed the death of the 26-year-old, while the video's authenticity has still not been verified, and vowed an "earth-shattering" response.

The military warned that "the blood of the martyr will not have been in shed in vain and ... vengeance will be proportional to this catastrophe that has struck all Jordanians."

State television said Kassasbeh had been killed Jan. 3, before IS offered to spare his life and free a Japanese journalist in return for the release of a female would-be suicide bomber on death row in Jordan.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  2 necks stretched so far, the Boom Bitch and

"Jordan also executed a senior al Qaeda prisoner, Ziyad Karboli, an Iraqi man who was sentenced to death in 2008"
Posted by: Frank G || 02/04/2015 7:28 Comments || Top||


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Hezbollah, Army pound militant hideouts along Syria border
[Beirut Daily Star] ARSAL/BAALBEK, Leb: Hezbollah and the Lebanese Army pounded holy warrior hideouts along the Lebanese-Syrian border with new ferocity Tuesday, security sources said.

Hezbollah attacked holy warrior hideouts on the outskirts of the eastern town of Nahleh, with the sound of artillery echoing across the Baalbek area, the sources said.

Residents heard the sounds of heavy rocket and gunfire as they became wary of a possible holy warrior incursion.

According to security sources, Lions of Islam have reinforced their positions on the outskirts of the Lebanese border town after they engaged in heavy festivities with Hezbollah in the area last week.

Last Oct., The Nusra Front attacked two posts on the border with Syria near the Lebanese villages of Brital and Nahleh. At least eight Hezbollah fighters and 14 Lions of Islam were killed in the festivities that ensued.

Separately, the Lebanese Army shot up holy warrior positions in the outskirts of Arsal, several kilometers north of Nahle. Troops were using rockets and heavy artillery to pound holy warrior posts in Wadi al-Ayouni, Wadi al-Khayl, Khirbet Daoud, and Jabal al-Mkhayramiyeh, sources said.

The rebels have been caught in the no-man's land between the two countries since the Syrian regime and Hezbollah regained the majority of Syria's Qalamoun region last year.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: al-Nusra


Terror Networks
ISIL's treasurer steals 'Zakat' funds, flees to Turkey: Report
[Hurriyet Daily News] An Egyptian man has delivered a financial blow to the Islamic State
...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're 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 the pols talk they're not really Moslems....
of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), after reportedly becoming the "emir" of its alms department before fleeing to Turkey with almost $1 million.
It was actually $5 million, and you should beat it out of him...
Could it be that ISIS is less stong than it used to be?
Abu Obeida al-Masri, who was the secretary of the "Zakat" (charity) bureau and treasurer of ISIL's Syrian branch, fled with the funds amounting to "a billion Syrian pounds," which were collected by his department in the Deir Ez Zour province, the Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper reported, citing the Syrian Press Center news site.

Following the incident, ISIL forces of Evil have reportedly issued an order to stop recruiting Egyptian jihadists.
Posted by: Fred || 02/04/2015 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  I wonder if Turkey will hand him over to the ISIL folks. Seems they're in cahoots, unless the 'emir' knows something we don't (or perhaps he's really not that bright).
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 02/04/2015 8:32 Comments || Top||

#2  You know Qatar would've handed him over had he gone there instead.
Posted by: Pappy || 02/04/2015 16:56 Comments || Top||

#3  unless the 'emir' knows something we don't

The emir knows he has some cash to pass out to interested parties. A little walking around money, if you will.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/04/2015 21:46 Comments || Top||



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