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16 officers killed,16 wounded in an attack in Xinjiang
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6467 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Haqqani seeks proof? how about a hellfire-through-the-window-at-2AM proof? would that do?
Posted by: Frank G || 08/04/2008 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  I bet a missle through Miss Brooks window would put a smile on her face.
Posted by: wxjames || 08/04/2008 10:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Louise has a cute pout. Has she been bad??
Posted by: Scooter McGruder || 08/04/2008 12:51 Comments || Top||

#4  I bet a missle through Miss Brooks window would put a smile on her face.

I bet a missle my rocket sneaking through Miss Brook's window would put a smile on her face. ~:)

Yep, I couldn't agree any more wxjames... >:)
Posted by: Squinty Unaviper8299 || 08/04/2008 19:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Squinty Unaviper8299 = Red Dawg
Posted by: RD || 08/04/2008 20:13 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
Marines ordered to stay longer in Afghanistan
A senior U.S. military official says roughly 1,250 Marines serving as trainers for the Afghan security forces are being ordered to stay on the warfront about a month longer to continue a mission that military leaders say is a top priority.

Defense Secretary Robert Gates also has authorized the deployment of up to 200 other troops to Afghanistan to support the Marines. That includes eight helicopter crews that could be shifted from Iraq if commanders decide.

The senior military official spoke to The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity because the formal announcement has not yet been made.

The decision to extend the tour of the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment in Afghanistan comes just a month after defense officials told the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit that it would stay an extra month in Afghanistan.
Posted by: ed || 08/04/2008 20:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:


FOX News Cameraman Helps Rescue Injured Marine From Insurgent Blast in Afghanistan
A FOX News cameraman helped save the life of an injured Marine in Afghanistan -- and was injured himself -- when the armored Humvee convoy he was traveling in was struck by a roadside bomb Sunday night in the Helmand province, a Taliban stronghold.

Two U.S. Marines were badly injured when the improvised explosive device detonated near their convoy. Though FOX News cameraman Chris Jackson was injured in the blast, he went back to the burning vehicle to rescue one of the Marines. "The cabin was on fire and I jumped out," said Jackson in a report filed immediately following the attack. "I went, grabbed the sergeant out of the shotgun seat, pulled him out."

  • Click here to see Chris Jackson's report from the scene of the IED attack.
    Continued on Page 49
  • Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 08/04/2008 12:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Wow. A newsman (cameraman) I can admire. Very rare.

    If this were a NY Times cameraman they probably would have felt compelled to show their "impartiality" and not get involved.

    Posted by: Intrinsicpilot || 08/04/2008 13:02 Comments || Top||

    #2  A NY Times or AP cameraman would have stood around until the Taliban showed up then filmed the propaganda piece.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 08/04/2008 13:09 Comments || Top||

    #3  A NYT cameraman would not havee been there...period...
    Posted by: crazyhorse || 08/04/2008 13:20 Comments || Top||

    #4  Ahji Abu Adahack would have been the IED team member who'd provide AP or Al Reuters or the NYT the photos.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2008 13:45 Comments || Top||

    #5  Guy's been working with Ollie North. He obviously has considerable respect for Marines.
    Posted by: Old Patriot || 08/04/2008 13:49 Comments || Top||

    #6  Finally a news person that shows whose side he is on.
    Posted by: OldSpook || 08/04/2008 14:10 Comments || Top||

    #7  Someone should let BO know that this is why folks in the military watch Fox News. They know which side Fox is on.
    Posted by: Tibor || 08/04/2008 14:20 Comments || Top||

    #8  If NYT or AP had been there, the only question the reporter would have asked himself was settings to use on the camera.
    Posted by: Rambler in California || 08/04/2008 14:32 Comments || Top||

    #9  I watched another interview with the guy - they asked him "Why did you go back into the flames to get the Marine?"

    "It was the right thing to do"

    Remarkable.
    Posted by: OldSpook || 08/04/2008 14:40 Comments || Top||

    #10  That guy also just earned free drinks from any Marine anywhere for the rest of his life.

    Hats off to him.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 08/04/2008 15:02 Comments || Top||

    #11  During an interview with a Milblog, Cameraman Chris Jackson was quoted: "Unlike my co-cameramen working for CNN, MSNBC,CBS,ABC,NBC,AP, Rueters, Al-Jizz and all other ME media outlets...my employment contrat doesn't prohibit me from giving aid and comfort to the "good guys".

    Kudos to Mr. Jackson.
    Posted by: MarkZ || 08/04/2008 15:17 Comments || Top||

    #12  That's going to leave a mark.
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2008 15:30 Comments || Top||

    #13  Hat tip to Mr. Jackson and to FOX for understanding what is really at stake during those few important moments.
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/04/2008 16:09 Comments || Top||

    #14  I don't think it's earned respect for marines. That is probably true but I think it's a gut level decision to risk your life like that and this guy had the right stuff when it was needed.

    Nobody would have said a thing if he'd scrambled his butt to safety. Instead he went in. What a stud.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/04/2008 17:22 Comments || Top||

    #15  WELL DONE MR. JACKSON!!! ERNIE PYLE WOULD BE PROUD OF YOU!
    Posted by: Hupiling the Galactic Hero1106 || 08/04/2008 18:09 Comments || Top||


    NYT: Ragtag Taliban show tenacity in Afghanistan
    Meet the new quagmire, same as the old quagmire.
    Posted by: ryuge || 08/04/2008 05:32 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6515 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  First sentence - and first paragraph - Six years after being driven from power, the Taliban are demonstrating a resilience and a ferocity that are raising alarm here, in Washington and in other NATO capitals, and engendering a fresh round of soul-searching over how a relatively ragtag insurgency has managed to keep the world’s most powerful armies at bay.

    It's easy, if you have the all-powerful New York Times on your side! And there's only one of the world's 'most powerful armies' engaged, if you can call it that.
    Posted by: Bobby || 08/04/2008 6:08 Comments || Top||

    #2  There's not much "soul searching" required. The Talibs live in Pakistain and they commute to Afghanistan, where they can be killed. But they're raised across the border, and until we kill them there they'll continue regenerating. See Laos and Cambodia, 1968.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 8:05 Comments || Top||

    #3  Fear not. Obama will stay the course.

    /sarcasm off.
    Posted by: Keystone || 08/04/2008 9:36 Comments || Top||

    #4  New quagmire same as the old quagmire. New surge same as the old surge? New Petraeus same as the old Petraeus?

    Change you can believe in.
    Posted by: superstitiousGalitizianer || 08/04/2008 9:47 Comments || Top||

    #5  Resilient! Tenacious! Ferocious!

    Whatever are we to do?

    /send out for more hand lotion, in the Fall's newest scent: Despair.
    Posted by: Seafarious || 08/04/2008 10:17 Comments || Top||

    #6  Soon to appear: stories touting the upcoming "brutal Afghan winter".

    Sigh.
    Posted by: MarkZ || 08/04/2008 10:54 Comments || Top||

    #7  Six years after being driven from power, the Taliban are demonstrating a resilience and a ferocity that are raising alarm here, in Washington and in other NATO capitals, and engendering a fresh round of soul-searching over how a relatively ragtag insurgency has managed to keep the world's most powerful armies at bay.

    I think the Times is abusing the use of the phrase "at bay". The traditional meaning is "hold off". The Taliban haven't held anybody off - they've just avoided combat most of the time, and sought refuge in Pakistan. In no sense have the Taliban held anyone "at bay". They've fought, lost, run back into Pakistan to lick their wounds, and repeated the cycle endlessly. This problem hasn't been solved once and for all because the nature of American wars - we don't do genocide, the kind of thing the Chinese did to the Dzungars centuries ago.
    Posted by: Zhang Fei || 08/04/2008 12:27 Comments || Top||

    #8  "brutal Afghan winter"

    Certainly conflicts with 'Human Global Warming'. I sense a red on red in MSM coming this winter :)
    Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/04/2008 12:36 Comments || Top||

    #9  It was to stop quagmires like this that armies in the old days would line a road with hanging corpses or heads on pikes. Pretty effective in changing the psychological dynamic of the enemy. And it probably saved a lot of lives on both sides.

    It wouldn't break my heart to see infiltrating Taliban forced to negotiate a fence strung with the severed heads of the ones that infiltrated before them.
    Posted by: knerfley || 08/04/2008 13:35 Comments || Top||

    #10  tenacity or a willingness to die?

    me thinks the $200 a month AQ pays their cannon fodder is pretty good money in goat and flea country.

    Obviously, the NYT guy who wrote this article is absolutely clueless about where these "dead men walking" come from or their motivation.

    As long as you have people willing to die for a couple of "C" notes and the same people view dying with a rifle in their hand as a ticket to eternal paradise, you are going to have to kill them....

    Obama!!! HEY!! Are you going to negotiate with THESE guys?? Get serious. They are not into anything except pedophilia and a culture of death.
    Posted by: James Carville || 08/04/2008 15:39 Comments || Top||

    #11  NYT: Ragtag Taliban show tenacity in Afghanistan

    Well, as far as we can tell they only have one battlestar, so we should be ok.
    Posted by: Abdominal Snowman || 08/04/2008 16:59 Comments || Top||

    #12  Don't NYT mouthpieces read their own publications? Last week their magazine wrote of the Taliban's heroin industry take. They get their 15% take in June, and use it to conduct the Summer offensive.

    Did anyone else see "Bad Voodoo War"? Members of the National Guard unit, serving in Iraq, accused the Iraqi military of planting IEDs, and they went on video to accuse Pentagon and field brass of not having a clue. Ditto, Afghanistan. No heroin money or Paki contributions; no Taliban. If soldiers are not permitted to win wars, said wars will be lost.

    Again, the slog mentality: we have to do it this way, because we have to do it this way. Screw the human ability to reason, and act with common sense.
    Posted by: McZoid || 08/04/2008 19:47 Comments || Top||

    #13  NYTimes' "Operation Foot-Bullet" continues apace. Losing credibility and stock price as quickly as possible.
    Posted by: OldSpook || 08/04/2008 21:29 Comments || Top||

    #14  Make money - Short the Times.
    Posted by: OldSpook || 08/04/2008 21:30 Comments || Top||

    #15  See TOPIX > TALIBAN RECRUITING MORE WOMEN, YOUNG CHILDREN [Five-year olds?] FOR JIHAD?

    Okay, I'll bite - Five y.o.???
    Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/04/2008 22:26 Comments || Top||


    Africa Horn
    At Least 20 Killed in Somalia Explosion
    Witnesses in Somalia's capital say a roadside bomb explosion has killed at least 20 people, mostly women. Sunday's early morning blast ripped through a group of female street cleaners. Witnesses counted 15 bodies at the scene, while five other people died after being taken to Mogadishu's Medina Hospital. More than 40 others were injured. No one has claimed responsibility for the blast.
    You can do this stuff for years and years in places where life is cheap. And if it's not cheap you can import some that is. The way to kill it is to chop off the head, ala Zarqawi and Bashayev.
    In a separate incident, Islamist insurgents attacked Ethiopian forces in Mogadishu's Towfiq neighborhood early today. Witnesses say at least three soldiers were killed.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Courts

    #1  Anyone know the Aetheopian word for "quagmire"?
    Posted by: Jack is Back! || 08/04/2008 2:12 Comments || Top||


    Cabinet Members Quit, Widening Rift in Somalia
    Two-thirds of Somalia's cabinet ministers resigned on Saturday, officials said, widening a rift between the president and prime minister that threatened to wreck the country's interim government.
    ... which by any reasonable definition is already a wreck.
    The 10 ministers who quit were all allies of President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, who has appeared increasingly at odds with Prime Minister Nur Hassan Hussein. Last week, Mr. Yusuf revoked an order by Mr. Hussein that fired the powerful mayor of the capital, Mogadishu. "I have resigned because the government has failed to implement its programs and has gone against the charter," Khadija Muhammad Diriye, the former family affairs minister, said in Baidoa, where Parliament meets.

    She said she and her colleagues tendered their resignations, four of them from overseas. Somalia had 15 ministers.
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    Baidoa
    Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed
    Khadija Muhammad Diriye
    Nur Hassan Hussein
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  The remaining cabinet members just issued a call for more chairs.
    Posted by: Seafarious || 08/04/2008 0:09 Comments || Top||

    #2  She said she and her colleagues tendered their resignations, four of them from overseas. Somalia had 15 ministers.

    Overseas? What the Somalis are outsourcing their government to Pakistan or Iran? Or do you think they were in London shopping?
    Posted by: Jack is Back! || 08/04/2008 2:20 Comments || Top||

    #3  It's occurred to me several times that many nations would be better outsourcing their governments. Filling the Somali parliament with Canadians, and the ministries with, for instance, Hungarians would result in a vastly improved administration -- and perhaps some actual progress.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 9:29 Comments || Top||

    #4  Really all they need is nuclear weapons. Then they could have some national pride. And it's all smooth sailing from there on out.
    Posted by: bigjim-ky || 08/04/2008 9:41 Comments || Top||

    #5  Bigjim - there's nowhere there worth "delivering" nukes to. You can't even use firebombs - dirt huts don't burn.
    Posted by: Old Patriot || 08/04/2008 13:54 Comments || Top||


    Africa North
    Car bomb in Algeria wounds 25
    (Xinhua) -- A suicide car bomb exploded in northern Algeria early Sunday, wounding 25 people including four policemen, Algerian Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhouni said.

    The blast occurred at around 5 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) at a police station near an army barracks in the town of Tizi Ouzou of Kabylie region, the Algeria Press Service (APS) quoted Zerhouni assaying. The explosion caused damage to nearby buildings in Tizi Ouzou, 150 km east of the capital Algiers, the APS said in an earlier report.

    Zerhouni inspected the blast site and called on local authorities to rehouse 15 families whose apartments had been damaged, the report said, adding that he also visited the injured in hospital. Zerhouni also urged local citizens and security forces to keep vigilant so as to foil similar terror schemes, the report said.
    Continued on Page 49
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    Kabylie region
    Tizi Ouzou
    Interior Minister Noureddine Yazid Zerhoun
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6504 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda in North Africa


    Bangladesh
    2 killed in 'shootouts'
    A close aide to top criminal Emon was killed yesterday in a shootout between his cohorts and Rab-2 in the capital's Mohammadpur. The dead was identified as Jahidul Islam Manik alias Boro Manik, 35.

    Meanwhile, a notorious criminal was killed in shootout between his accomplices and police in Jhenidah.

    Rab-2 said acting on a tip-off, a Rab team took position at the Dhaka Udyan at Mohammadpur to arrest the criminals at around 1:00am.
    Continued on Page 49
    This article starring:
    Mohammadpur
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6473 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Sensing the presence of the Rab members
    My spider-senses the RAB! Open fire!

    The law enforcers recovered a revolver and two round of bullet bullets from the scene.

    Sachchu was wanted in eight cases on 12 systems including two for murder
    Posted by: Free Radical || 08/04/2008 0:23 Comments || Top||

    #2  What Meatloaf again?
    Posted by: .5MT || 08/04/2008 8:28 Comments || Top||


    Caribbean-Latin America
    Police seize 6,000 improvised explosive devices in Peru
    (Xinhua) -- Peruvian police seized some 6,000 improvised explosive devices in a truck in downtown Lima on Friday, news reaching here from Lima said. Initial investigations showed that terrorists may have planned to use the explosives to launch bomb attacks in crowded areas of Peru's capital city, or in some key mining sites in the country, police said. All the four people on the truck, including a 72-year-old driver, were detained by police, said the police.
    This article starring:
    downtown Lima
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Were these shipped to the wrong Lima ?
    What's up with this ?
    Posted by: wxjames || 08/04/2008 10:29 Comments || Top||

    #2  That's an awful lot of boom for Peru, isn't it?

    What kind of terrorists? I thought the Shining Path was one with the material dialectic.
    Posted by: Mitch H. || 08/04/2008 10:33 Comments || Top||

    #3  Sounds like Venezuela and Ecuador are exporting their "revolution". We might hear something in a couple of days, after the "interrogation". The Peruvians still remember the dark days of the Spanish invasion, and the nice things the Conquistadores did to extract information.
    Posted by: Old Patriot || 08/04/2008 13:57 Comments || Top||

    #4  In 'Day of Islam', author Paul Williams places several AQ cells in Peru, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile, where Iquique became a money-laundering center for ME men with EU passports. He also claims Bin Laden purchased homes, offices, and apartment buildings in Peru as safe havens and bases of operations, with the help of former head of Peruvian intelligence Vladmiro Montesinos. Hiding radical Muslims among the Roman Catholic community, they also provided phony documents and tourist visas, smuggling hundreds from Iraq, Jordan, and other Islamist countries into Dulles and Detroit. Other details in chapter 10.
    Posted by: Danielle || 08/04/2008 17:23 Comments || Top||


    China-Japan-Koreas
    16 customs officers killed and 16 wounded in an attack in Xinjiang
    Sixteen policemen were killed and 16 others injured after a border patrol armed police division in northwest China's Muslim-populated Xinjiang region was attacked Monday, state media reported.

    Two attackers drove a lorry into the station in the Xinjiang city of Kashgar, the Xinhua news agency reported. An earlier report said two vehicles were involved. They threw two grenades, which exploded, before they were arrested at about 8:00 am (0000 GMT), Xinhua said.
    This article starring:
    Kashgar
    Xinjiang
    Posted by: Anonymoose || 08/04/2008 00:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan

    #1  Yep, mooselimbs. Wherever they are, booms ensue. I hope that Chinese leadership will get it what they are dealing with and that policing mode may not be sufficient any longer. They were concentrated on Falun Gong and Christians, but their true mortal enemies are in Islam's camp.
    Posted by: Spike Uniter || 08/04/2008 2:02 Comments || Top||

    #2  Maybe if the Chinese shipped them a few trainloads of weapons to these terrorists it would help. After all, the Chinese seem to think it helps everywhere else, so what's good there ought to work at home too.
    Posted by: gorb || 08/04/2008 4:12 Comments || Top||

    #3  Oh, Boyz! I heard the Chinese routinely use Koran pages to start their water-buffalo-dung cook fires, but only on Fridays and other Islamic holy days. Don't that make you want to head east?
    Posted by: Bobby || 08/04/2008 6:11 Comments || Top||

    #4  Gorb I have no doubt whatsoever that they are fighting with chinese AKs and grenades. The chicoms are way too greedy to pass up a sale like that.
    Posted by: bigjim-ky || 08/04/2008 9:06 Comments || Top||

    #5  Hey look at the equation.....millions of $ in arms sales vs. a couple of thousand dead peasants. Looks like a no brainer to a ChiCom bigwig, no?
    Posted by: AlanC || 08/04/2008 9:25 Comments || Top||

    #6  I have no doubt whatsoever that they are fighting with chinese AKs and grenades. The chicoms are way too greedy to pass up a sale like that.

    Insallah.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 08/04/2008 9:37 Comments || Top||

    #7  could it be that the in this case the Muslims are responding to real oppression by their Han Chinese "brothers". There was seperatism in Xinjiang (east turkestan) before radical Islamism, IIUC, and while the rebels have accepted help from AQ, this isnt quite a one dimensional struggle.
    Posted by: superstitiousGalitizianer || 08/04/2008 9:45 Comments || Top||

    #8  #7 has it right.

    A brief history of the Uighurs, a review of items I've written here before:

    Nestorian Christians came along the Silk Road in the 6th or 7th Century, and gave the Uighurs their alphabet and written language, including scripture. Muslims that came down the Silk Road afterward forced conversions (you can guess the methodology) a few centuries later. The Uighur brand of Islam was a hodgepodge of Islam and animism.

    Swedish missionaries began a new Uighur church in the 1890s. During WWII, while the Chinese Government was fighting the Japanese, the Uighur Muslims killed all the Christian men and force the women and children into Muslim families. Today, the surviving Christians form the nucleus of a small Christian community.

    During the Mao era, the government sent ethnic Han to every province. These people got all the good jobs and good housing. The government wanted to pressure everybody into accepting Communist ways, and indulged in racist policies. So Muslim Uighurs were crowded out of opportunities in their own country, and Uighur Christians were pressured from both sides.

    The Chinese communist policies have made life difficult enough for the various Muslim ethnic groups that people are willing to accept the AlQaeda brand of Islam.

    The Christians are holding on. Last report I had (a while ago) was that Chinese Christians were trying to help their Uighur brothers and sisters economically and in fellowship. Hard to do with the government breathing down their necks; but they're trying.
    Posted by: mom || 08/04/2008 10:26 Comments || Top||


    Europe
    Eight PKK rebels killed in clash in SE Turkey
    (Xinhua) -- Eight rebels of the outlawed Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) were killed in the clash with the Turkish security forces in southeastern Turkey, a Turkish military statement said on Sunday.

    The clash occurred between the PKK militants and the security forces in Beytussebap town of Sirnak province, said the statement issued by Turkey's General Staff. Five village guards were also killed and five others wounded in the clash, according to an earlier statement of the General Staff. The Turkish army also said a terrorist was captured in Yuksekova town of southeastern province of Hakkari.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under:


    Home Front: WoT
    Animal Rights Extremists Firebomb Houses And Cars
    The devices used in two firebombings targeting UC Santa Cruz biologists are similar to some used in the past by animal rights activists, investigators said Sunday. The bombs were so powerful they were like "Molotov cocktails on steroids," said Santa Cruz police Capt. Steve Clark.

    One struck the home of assistant biology Professor David Feldheim on Saturday morning, forcing him to flee with his family. The other exploded just a few minutes earlier, gutting a car parked outside the campus home of a second researcher.

    Later, Santa Cruz County sheriff's deputies went to the home of a third researcher who received a threatening telephone message, but officers found no explosives.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Anonymoose || 08/04/2008 11:36 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6500 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  As much as I consider myself an "animal" person; acts like these continue to confirm my feelings that the barbarians are indeed at the gate(s).
    Posted by: WolfDog || 08/04/2008 11:55 Comments || Top||

    #2  These people are terrorists and should be treated as such. Instead of arresting them, they should be hit by military strike teams with no prisoners taken.
    Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/04/2008 12:41 Comments || Top||

    #3  Issue every person that attends UC Santa Cruz a concealed-carry permit, take 'em all to the firing range and give them enough practice they can hit what they aim at, and publicize it widely on the web, in local newspapers, and over the television/radio. It won't happen again.
    Posted by: Old Patriot || 08/04/2008 14:06 Comments || Top||

    #4  this is what they do when they are not attempting to block windmills in Martha's Vineyard.
    Posted by: 3dc || 08/04/2008 16:02 Comments || Top||

    #5  These idiots are no different than Red Brigade and Green Party fire bombings. Hunt them down, capture or kill them. End the issue.
    Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/04/2008 16:13 Comments || Top||

    #6  I would seriously consider buying a short barreled, high capacity shotgun with a pistol grip, carry it wherever you go, sleep with it under your pillow. These people are psychopaths, their unreasoned hatred of our society has justified the killing of an entire family in their deranged minds. Human life is totally berift of value to them, I can't think of a more dangerous type of a person.
    Posted by: bigjim-ky || 08/04/2008 16:20 Comments || Top||

    #7  You guys are all thinking emotionally. This guys should be taken alive and used for medical tests. If they survive the tests then the tests can go onto human clinical trials. If they don't survive the tests they'll die knowing they prevented worthy lives from being lost and maybe saved an animal in the process.
    Posted by: rjschwarz || 08/04/2008 17:24 Comments || Top||

    #8  Oh noes, does this mean the "I'D RATHER BE NAKED THAN WEAR FUR/ANIMALS" PETA, etc. Naked Babes and Celeb Calendars - ** GASP AND HORROR ** - LIED TO US ARROGANT FASCIST MALE BRUTES AND OUR SACRED OWG-NWO NATIONAL COMMUNIST-SOCIALIST-GOVTIST AMERIKAN, USA = USSA/United Socialist Republics [OIL STORM}MAINSTREAM???

    I'll - ** COUGH COUGH ** - never Never NEVER N-E-V-E-R NNNNNNEEEEVVVVEEEEEEERRRRR, D *** YOU, look at another PETA Naked Calendar again [but will]!
    Posted by: JosephMendiola || 08/04/2008 19:08 Comments || Top||

    #9  Too bad the local cops and County Sheriff most likely will not issue CCWs to the victims. This is California and the Bay Area. The people who did this have no fear of losing their lives.
    Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 08/04/2008 19:33 Comments || Top||

    #10  Arson and attempted murder. Regardless of the "cause".
    Posted by: Vortigern Glealing1713 || 08/04/2008 20:00 Comments || Top||

    #11  Shocking indeed, had it happened in the United States.
    Posted by: Besoeker || 08/04/2008 21:56 Comments || Top||


    Domestic Terror: Animal Activists firebomb home and car
    A University of California-Santa Cruz biologist whose home was firebombed this weekend feared for his family's future on Sunday while a spokesman for a radical animal rights group said the attacks were the consequences for performing research on animals.

    The volatile rhetoric left UC-Santa Cruz on edge Sunday, a day after a pair of firebombings on two university biomedical researchers had authorities looking for clues and tightening security around scientists named in a pamphlet left at a coffeehouse last week.

    "Obviously, I am upset and worried for my family's safety in the future," Feldheim wrote in an e-mail to the Santa Cruz Sentinel on Sunday.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: OldSpook || 08/04/2008 09:43 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Time for some domestic wet work.
    Posted by: Lampedusa Glack5566 || 08/04/2008 9:59 Comments || Top||

    #2  If I were this researcher, I'd love to meet Dr Vlasik privately, and demand an apology.

    Trying to get me? OK, I can deal with that. But trying to kill my wife and kids with me? You just declared war. You dont f**k with me and mine like that and expect to stay unblemished.

    And when he gives this same old Nazi answer of "neccessity", I'd arrange some deniability a little bit down the road.

    Give me 5 minutes, and nothing more than duct tape (so he cannot make noise and to hold the hands and jaw at just the right angles), an aluminum baseball bat, a cinder block, and a car with a tight fitting door.

    He's no longer be able to use his hands (permanently), nor control his severely broken jaw ever again.

    Might teach him a thing or two about making threats and supporting those who tried to kill me and my family.

    If I were the guy that was firebombed. Just saying.

    Yes - this pisses me off that much that I could consider doing that to another human being that had so threatened my family. Getting between a lion and her cubs is a walk in the park compared to the cold fury this would generate.

    I guess he and I are both lucky that I'm not that guy.
    Posted by: OldSpook || 08/04/2008 10:20 Comments || Top||

    #3  I'm all for firebombing some ALF members. They are nothing more than a different flavor of orcs we kill in the ME.
    Posted by: DarthVader || 08/04/2008 10:25 Comments || Top||

    #4  Vlasak said often the people responsible for these types of acts notify his group eventually. "We certainly understand where these people are coming from," he said. "We understand their frustration. We understand why they are doing that sort of thing."

    I'd certainly understand if somebody put a baseball bat upside this asshole's head a coupla hundred times.
    Posted by: tu3031 || 08/04/2008 10:28 Comments || Top||

    #5  "If their father is willing to continue risking his livelihood in order to continue chopping up animals in a laboratory, then his children are old enough to recognize the consequences," said Vlasak, a former animal researcher, who is now a trauma surgeon. "This guy knows what he is doing. He knows that every day that he goes into the laboratory and hurts animals that it is unreasonable not to expect consequences."

    And this character has a license to practice medicine? As a trauma surgeon? If Dr. Feldheim had been burned and was wheeled up to Vlasak for examination and treatment ...
    Posted by: mrp || 08/04/2008 10:39 Comments || Top||

    #6  Vlasak is a disgrace to my profession and should be drummed out of medicine.


    Trauma surgeons benefit directly from all the animal research done. Much of the knowledge in his head comes from animal research. He's a hypocrite of the highest order.
    Posted by: Steve White || 08/04/2008 10:45 Comments || Top||

    #7  I'd kill the lousy cocksucker, but that's just me.
    Posted by: bigjim-ky || 08/04/2008 10:53 Comments || Top||

    #8  Same comment I left on the first story about this; the barbarians are indeed at the gate(s).
    Posted by: WolfDog || 08/04/2008 12:00 Comments || Top||

    #9  Doc Jerry's bio from Activist Cash...

    Dr. Jerry Vlasak is a physician with an odd interpretation of the Hippocratic Oath’s dictum that doctors should “do no harm.” As a representative of the misnamed Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), Vlasak told the “Animal Rights 2003” convention that he would endorse the murder of physicians whose research work requires the use of lab rats and other animals.

    “I don’t think you’d have to kill -- assassinate -- too many vivisectors,” Vlasak said, “before you would see a marked decrease in the amount of vivisection going on. And I think for 5 lives, 10 lives, 15 human lives, we could save a million, 2 million, 10 million non-human lives.” When one woman in the audience disagreed, saying that Vlasak’s approach was no different from that of abortion-clinic bombers, Vlasak was undeterred. “Absolutely,” he countered. “I think they had a great strategy going.”

    PCRM has denied that Vlasak was speaking on its behalf, but the event’s program described him as Jerry Vlasak, “Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.” Vlasak has also written for PCRM’s member magazine, and was called a “PCRM spokesperson” in a February 2002 PCRM press release. In an odd bit of historical revisionism, PCRM has since “scrubbed” his name (and the entire paragraph including his quote) from its website’s archive of that press release.

    Vlasak and his wife, the former child actress Pamelyn Ferdin, are both directors of a militant “direct action” Los Angeles group called the Animal Defense League (ADL-LA). Ferdin herself is the president of SHAC USA, a violent animal rights group described by the United States Department of Justice as a “domestic terror threat.” And Vlasak has stumped publicly for SHAC, appearing at rallies and protests in support of the group’s “no compromise” plan to rid the world of animal laboratories.

    Vlasak has personally been arrested several times for animal-rights-related activity, and urges others to “get arrested.” His most recent brush with the law came in 2005, as he and nine other crew members of the radical Sea Shepherd Conservation Society were taken into custody for attempting to interfere with the Canadian seal hunt. Vlasak sits on Sea Shepherd’s board, and is the group’s legal Treasurer.
    Posted by: tu3031 || 08/04/2008 12:50 Comments || Top||

    #10  Ooooooo, so dedicated.

    Take the little bas$$$$ out to the Mojave desert, break both his hands with the blunt end of an axe, cut his achilles tendons, strip him bare, and drop him off 40 miles from food, water, or shelter. Take his "activist" wife to the top of the tallest non-used mountain in the state, and do the same thing to her. I doubt they have any children - this kind of scum is usually "too vital" to have children. If they do, take them into custody and have them reared by a foster-mom on welfare. Maybe they'll actually grow up to be decent people. If not, there's always mom and pop's way of exiting the world.

    I despize anyone who equates a sea slug, rat, or mouse as my "equal".
    Posted by: Old Patriot || 08/04/2008 14:25 Comments || Top||

    #11  Not much I can add to this, except that the lack of accoutability is equivalent to power in the minds of these ethically retarded sub-humans. It is so with all left-wing activists and peace hypocrites in this country.
    I think only one or two examples of "direct action" would send them scurrying back to obscurity like the rats they love.
    Posted by: Atomic Conspiracy || 08/04/2008 14:54 Comments || Top||


    India-Pakistan
    Two killed in police firing in Jammu
    JAMMU: In a fresh flare up, two persons were killed and four received injuries when police opened fire to quell violence in Samba town on Monday as Jammu region continued to simmer over the Amarnath land row with protesters defying curfew at several places.

    Curfew was relaxed for varying periods in Jammu and Samba districts this morning while it remained strictly in force in rest of the region which is witnessing unrest since June-end over the land controversy.

    Violating curfew, protesters poured on to streets and tried to block traffic on the Jammu-Pathankot highway in Samba town this afternoon, police sources said.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: john frum || 08/04/2008 15:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

    #1 


    Posted by: john frum || 08/04/2008 18:55 Comments || Top||


    FC man killed, 2 injured in Quetta
    A Frontier Corps (FC) soldier was shot dead and two others sustained injuries when unknown assailants opened fire at them on Sunday at Alamo Chowk in the jurisdiction of Bijli Road Police Station. According to sources, the victim, identified as Ghulam Abbas, received severe bullet wounds and succumbed to his injuries on the way to hospital. Sources said one of the injured had been identified as Niamatullah.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6486 views] Top|| File under:


    Tribesman injured in border fire
    Security forces on Sunday shot and injured a tribesman at the Pak-Afghan border area of Sarmalo Kandao, sources said. The security personnel signalled Muhammad Gul to identify himself, but Gul tried to run away, the sources said, adding the security forces opened fire at Gul, injuring him.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6491 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


    Four killed in Kolkata blast
    Four people were killed on Sunday in a "crude bomb" blast in a slum in India's eastern city of Kolkata, police said. Police said the device was left at a garbage dump in a slum, but ruled out the possibility of an organised terrorist attack. "Four scavengers were killed and several were injured in the blast. It appears to be an explosion of a crude bomb," said city police commissioner Gautam Mohan Chakraborti. "But there is no need to panic." Indian cities have been hit by a wave of bombings in recent weeks. About 50 people died last weekend in 20 blasts in western Ahmedabad city, a day after a string of bombs went off in the southern high-tech city of Bangalore.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under:


    Girls' school set on fire in Quetta
    Unidentified assailants set fire to furniture, records, a computer lab and other valuables at a private girls' school in Khilji Colony, Sariab Road in the early hours of Sunday, police said. Assailants entered the school and used petrol to start fires inside the rooms, setting ablaze the furniture, computers, and other valuables. They also broke doors of the classrooms and threw several computers into a water tank on the school premises. There was no watchman at the school.

    It is the first time that a girls' school has come under attack in the city. No group has so far claimed responsibility. Police said it was premature to speculate over who was behind the incident, adding the identity of the assailants could be ascertained only after an investigation was completed. A case has been registered at Sariab police station.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6470 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

    #1  Brave, brave lions of Islam.
    Posted by: Spike Uniter || 08/04/2008 2:03 Comments || Top||


    Two Levies men killed in Dir
    Unidentified militants shot dead two Levies personnel and injured a police constable and a civilian near Temargara on Sunday, sources said. The Levies personnel were on duty at Zulm Pul when militants in a car opened fire. Meanwhile, TNSM chief Sufi Mohammad announced that a public meeting will be held in the Lal Qala area of Dir district on August 10. Talking to reporters, Sufi said implementation of shariah in the region was not possible without peace.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: TNSM


    10 militants killed in Pakistan's northwest
    (Xinhua) -- Pakistani security forces Sunday killed at least 10 militants in the violence-hit Swat valley in northwestern Pakistan, the state-run PTV reported. Clashes continued between the forces and militants in parts of the Swat valley on the seventh day and local Taliban said that they burned seven more girls schools.

    PTV reported that 10 militants were killed in the Peech Banr area of Swat. There was no reaction from the Taliban group. it said that a soldier was also killed in the attack.

    The security forces launched a major operation against Taliban in the Swat valley last Monday, a day after the militants killed three intelligent agents and kidnapped over 20 security personnel from a check post. The forces are also using gunship helicopters and artillery to bomb positions of suspected militants.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


    Taliban release six LT members in Mohmand
    The Taliban in Mohmand Agency released six members of Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LT) Shah Group following a jirga on Sunday. The six were released a day ahead of their Wafiqul Madaris examinations, starting today (Monday). A jirga led by Harkatul Mujahideen chief Fazlur Rehman Khalil is in Mohmand Agency for talks with the Taliban leadership. A jirga member told Daily Times on condition of anonymity that the talks were moving in a positive direction. "The LT has accepted almost all demands of the local Taliban," he added.

    Fifteen persons were killed in a clash between the Shah Group and Taliban around two ago. Taliban had held around 80 members of the Shah Group, but released 31 of them later in addition to the six persons freed on Sunday.
    This article starring:
    Harkatul Mujahideen
    Lashkar-e-Taiba
    Fazlur Rehman KhalilHarkatul Mujahideen
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6481 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


    Iraq
    12 killed in Baghdad bomb blasts
    BAGHDAD - A series of bomb attacks in Baghdad early on Sunday killed 12 people and wounded at least 34, the latest violence to rock the Iraqi capital in nearly a week, witnesses and officials said.

    In the deadliest attack a small truck parked near the passport office on Magreb Street in the north of the city killed 12 people and wounded 23, defence and interior ministry sources said. Several people suffered burns as flames from the powerful blast swept skywards, damaging buildings, they said.

    Bloodstains were still visible on the busy commercial street as dozens of Iraqi soldiers set about clearing debris as far as 100 metres from the seat of the blast, a photographer saw. He was prevented by soldiers from taking pictures.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Steve White || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6497 views] Top|| File under:


    Israel-Palestine-Jordan
    Egyptians in dispute with Gaza Tunnel Authority
    Appears this wasn't the usual "collapse"...
    Five Palestinians were killed and 18 wounded in a smuggling tunnel under the Gaza-Egypt border after Egyptian troops blew up the entrance, an Egyptian security official and Gaza hospital doctors said Saturday. "The destruction of the entrance deprived those inside the tunnel of oxygen," said the Egyptian official, who is stationed at the border and spoke on customary condition of anonymity. Gaza hospital officials said the five died from lack of oxygen.
    Our "Egyptian official" doesn't seem all that upset about the fate of his "Arab brothers"...
    The tunnel entrance was destroyed late Friday, near the Gaza border town of Rafah.
    Anybody in there?
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: tu3031 || 08/04/2008 09:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  so is Egypt taking its security resonsibilities more seriously?
    Posted by: superstitiousGalitizianer || 08/04/2008 9:46 Comments || Top||

    #2  Nah, just someone's stiffing the Egyptians on the payments, or a higher-up Paleo is taking extra money for himself and screwing the lower guys.
    Posted by: gromky || 08/04/2008 10:02 Comments || Top||

    #3  I think the Egyptians got a bit nervous after that recent (not so) minor Paleo invasion. That and they may not appreciate those recent munitions caches that they found that were to be directed at them.
    Posted by: tipover || 08/04/2008 11:51 Comments || Top||

    #4  I think the Egyptian border police and military are trending anti-Gazan, anti-Hamas because of the issues tipover noted.

    The general population, especially in the big cities in the Nile Valley is still pro Gazan/ Hamas.
    Posted by: mhw || 08/04/2008 14:15 Comments || Top||

    #5  There was some comment about much of the money being used to pay for the goods bought when the Gazans invaded Al Arish was counterfeit. I doubt they're in very good odor there, either. The Gazans sure know how to win friends and influence people, don't they?
    Posted by: Old Patriot || 08/04/2008 14:32 Comments || Top||


    Hamas Arresting Fatah Men Forced from Israel to Gaza
    The Islamic militant group Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip, is continuing a crackdown on Palestinians from the rival Fatah faction. Some Fatah men have sought refuge in Israel, as we hear from Robert Berger at the VOA bureau in Jerusalem.

    Israel plans to return most of the 180 supporters of the Palestinian Fatah faction to Gaza, after they fled across the border Saturday to escape a bloody crackdown by Hamas. Nine Palestinians were killed and 90 wounded when Hamas attacked a Fatah stronghold in Gaza City. Hamas charged that the perpetrators of a bombing that killed five Hamas gunmen and a child a week ago were holed up in the neighborhood.

    It was one of the bloodiest days of fighting since Hamas routed Fatah forces in the Gaza civil war a year ago. Today, Fatah leader and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas heads a more moderate government in the West Bank.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6494 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

    #1  I know what the article is stating, but the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade are not exactly boyscouts.
    Posted by: Sonny Ebbeamp1305 || 08/04/2008 10:40 Comments || Top||


    Southeast Asia
    Four soldiers wounded in bombings in southern Thailand
    Four Thai Army soldiers were wounded in two bombings in Pattani and Narathiwat provinces early Monday morning, while the country's national police chief flew to Songkhla Monday to survey the scene and receive updates on the investigation following seven coordinated bombings there on Saturday.

    Four military personnel wounded in two provinces Monday morning were taken to hospital for treatment. Two wounded men were part of a unit of six soldiers on motorcycle patrol to escort teachers travelling to school in Panare district in the early morning, who were ambushed when a roadside bomb was command-detonated by remote control. In another incident two soldiers were wounded in a bomb attack on a rail track in Narathiwat's Rangae district on Monday. Narathiwat-Yala train service was delayed for three hours.

    The five-kilogramme bomb was detonated by mobile phone while the soldiers were patrolling the railway tracks to provide security for trains.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: ryuge || 08/04/2008 04:55 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6476 views] Top|| File under:


    Sri Lanka
    22 killed in latest Sri Lanka clashes
    At least 21 Tamil Tiger rebels and a Sri Lankan government soldier have been killed in the latest clashes in the island's north, the defence ministry said yesterday. The fighting occurred Saturday.

    The figures raise to 5,496 the number of rebels killed by troops since January, while 496 soldiers have died in action over the same period, according to a tally of the defence ministry's daily claims.

    There was no comment from the rebels. Casualty claims from either side cannot be verified since the ministry blocks journalists from visiting the front lines.
    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under:

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    Posted by: lyralankan || 08/04/2008 18:28 Comments || Top||


    Sri Lankan Navy raids rebels' camp in north
    (Xinhua) -- The Sri Lanka military said on Sunday that its Navy took an attack against a Tamil Tiger rebels' camp and killed four rebels in the north on Saturday. Officials from the Ministry of Defense said the Naval troops destroyed an LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) makeshift camp after they spied the rebels' movement and found the camp on Iranathivu Island in the Kilinochchi district in Saturday evening. The troops also captured two rebels' boats in the battle, the military said.

    Clashes between the troops and the LTTE continued in the north during the tow-day 15th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation summit been held in the capital of the island.
    Posted by: Fred || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6488 views] Top|| File under:


    Syria-Lebanon-Iran
    Iran Arrests 7 Israeli 'Spies'
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Seven detained Baha'i believers have confessed to setting up an illegal organization in Iran that took orders from Israel and others to undermine the Islamic system, an Iranian paper reported on Saturday.
    Yet another case of arresting dissidents and charging them as spies. Seems like every good thugocracy knows how to do this.
    The report in Resalat daily comes amid Israel's heightened threats against Iran. The Resalat report appeared to refer to a group of Baha'is, most of whom were detained in May, but it did not spell this out. Judiciary officials had no immediate comment.

    "Seven Baha'i individuals have set up an illegal organization with connections to a number of countries including Israel and they have received orders from them to undertake measures against the Islamic system," Resalat reported.

    Continued on Page 49
    Posted by: Steve White || 08/04/2008 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6493 views] Top|| File under:

    #1  Just being a Bahai is enough to get you the rope in Iran.
    Posted by: Shaving Fillmore1450 || 08/04/2008 8:19 Comments || Top||

    #2  Hanging is merciful in Iran. Usually they burn Baha'is alive.

    Al
    Posted by: Frozen Al || 08/04/2008 15:44 Comments || Top||



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