[CBSNews] The FBI said Tuesday it is investigating after shots were fired in the early morning hours at a San Antonio office building that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). No one was injured in the shooting, officials said.
Investigators say that around 3:00 a.m. Tuesday, shots were fired into a window of a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office and Removal Operations Field Office, CBS San Antonio affiliate KENS reports.
The FBI said no one had been arrested in connection to the incident, despite earlier reports from San Antonio police that there was a suspect in custody.
The FBI special-agent-in-charge Christopher Combs called it a "targeted attack."
"To fire indiscriminately into any building especially a federal facility is not an act of protest- it's an act of violence," Combs said at a press conference. "And in in this case it's an act of violence that could have resulted in the assassination of a federal employee. That cannot happen in San Antonio."
ICE San Antonio field office director Daniel Bible told KENS that he believed "political rhetoric and misinformation that various politicians, media outlets and activists" encouraged the incident.
National Review has the arrest:
The incident comes roughly one month after police shot and killed a lone gunman the sorry excuse called Willem, remember ?
outside an ICE detention facility in Tacoma. Wash. The man was armed with a rifle and was throwing "incendiary devices" at the facility. He also tried to ignite a propane tank nearby. The attacker left behind a manifesto in which he identified himself as a member of Antifa intent on stopping the operation of "concentration camps" on U.S. soil.
I'm guessing this too is ANTIFA. I know unhinged protectionist wildcards can be daft bastards but they don't do this. A blind attack on a federal building is a statement. An anti-police statement. Maybe 'tifa is encouraging gun-trained 'lone-wolves' to take shots like they throw stuff. The angle of the shots from the photos is random, wild. No planning, no objective but to lash out and create a ripple. The feebs have a suspect. Let's see.
Domestic Terrorism. This is a pattern of violent masked protests, the beating of civilians, disruption of local areas in cities, and now firebombing and shootings, as well as the progressive/anarchist screeds that accompany the activity.
And yet our dominant progressive media covers up, ignores or blatantly lies about all this, and worse yet, it propagates the lies that are fueling this terrorism, and fueling the reactions to this as well.
The progressives who run the media must be outed and forced out now. Because if this trend continues, these very same people will be dragged out of their offices and beaten by one side or another in the identitarian war the progressives are starting.
This is going to get 'interesting'. You know John "Pottawatomie" Brown was a terrorist who tried to seize the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, VA. His angst was Congress' and the nation's unwillingness to resolve the slavery issue. They hung him.
The impasse to resolve the immigration issue because one side wants indentured voters to stuff the ballot box rather than free men seems somewhat familiar (not to mention the same parties involved).
Domestic Terrorism. This is a pattern of violent masked protests, the beating of civilians, disruption of local areas in cities, and now firebombing and shootings, as well as the progressive/anarchist screeds that accompany the activity.
Gosh, why does that sound familiar? Wait, I know! The Ku Klux Klan in the 50s and 60s.
“Nice little country ya got there — be a shame if our Taliban happened to it while we were distracted.”
[KhaamaPress] Pakistain’s Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan has said the issue in Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... could affect the Afghan peace talks.
Speaking during an interview with the editorial of New York Times
...which still proudly displays Walter Duranty's Pulitzer prize... , Ambassador Khan said the redeployment of troops from the bordering regions with Afghanistan to Kashmir frontier could complicate peace talks with the Taliban ...Arabic for students... However, ars longa, vita brevis... he said Kashmir and Afghanistan issues were separate emphasizing that he was not attempting to link them.
Ambassador Khan further added that Pakistain hoped the American talks with the Taliban would succeed.
He also added that Islamabad is doing all it can and will continue support the Afghan peace talks.
This comes as the Pak Ambassador to Afghanistan Zahid Nasrullah Khan has assured the latest issue in Kashmir will have no impact on Afghan grinding of the peace processor.
He made the remarks during an interaction with the Afghan media outlets in Kabul last week.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Libyan officials say the fighting around Tripoli ...a confusing city, one end of which is located in Lebanon and the other end of which is the capital of Libya. Its chief distinction is being mentioned in the Marine Hymn... has resumed, following a two-day truce observed during the Moslem holiday of Eid al-Adha ...a major Moslem holiday, marked by animal sacrifice and ritual rioting... The officials said on Tuesday that the eastern-based Libyan National Army led by Khalifa Haftar ...Self-proclaimed Field Marshal, served in the Libyan army under Muammar Qadaffy, and took part in the coup that brought Qadaffy to power in 1969. He became a prisoner of war in Chad in 1987. While held prisoner, he and his fellow officers formed a group hoping to overthrow Qadaffy, so it's kind of hard to describe him as a Qadaffy holdover. He was released around 1990 in a deal with the United States government and spent nearly two decades in the United States, gaining US citizenship. In 1993, while living in the United States, he was convicted in absentia of crimes against the Jamahiriya and sentenced to death. Haftar held a senior position in the anti-Qadaffy forces in the 2011 Libyan Civil War. In 2014 he was commander of the Libyan Army when the General National Congress (GNC) refused to give up power in accordance with its term of office. Haftar launched a campaign against the GNC and its Islamic fundamentalist allies. His campaign allowed elections to take place to replace the GNC, but then developed into a civil war. Guess you can't win them all... carried out Arclight airstrike ...KABOOM!... s overnight on the southern outskirts of Tripoli.
They say forces allied to the UN-backed government in Tripoli also shelled Haftar’s forces in the area. On Saturday, both sides had accepted a UN-proposed truce during Eid al-Adha, which began Sunday.
The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to news hounds.
Haftar’s forces launched an offensive in April to capture Tripoli. The fighting has killed over 1,100 people, mostly combatants, and displaced more than 100,000 civilians.
The battle lines have changed little over recent weeks.
[EN.ALWASAT.LY] French charities report new rescue in Med, over 350 migrants colonists on board ship seeking safe port
French charities SOS Mediterranee and MSF rescued another 105 migrants colonists off the coast of Libya on Monday, bringing to 356 the number of those aboard the ’Ocean Viking’ now seeking a safe port. The rescue was complicated by the migrants colonists’ blue rubber dinghy starting to sink as the charity vessel approached in international waters around 40 nautical miles from Libya, AFP reported. Those rescued on Monday are all male, mostly Sudanese, and include 29 minors and two boys aged five and 12.
The rescue is the fourth in as many days for the ’Ocean Viking’, which is equipped to carry 200-250 people although the number on board could increase beyond that. The charities have said fair weather conditions are likely encouraging more departures from Libyan shores.
The rescues come at a time of tension between Italia and other EU states, with the Italian government refusing to let migrants colonists land on its shores unless its EU partners help take them in.
Another 150 rescued migrants colonists are stuck on board the ’Open Arms’ ship operated by Spanish charity Proactiva off the coast of Italia’s southern Lampedusa island.
The red cross and red crescent have long been internationally approved. The Red Cross organization fought a bitter rear guard action to prevent adding the red star of David to that list, but I think they might have finally succumbed.
It helps to research first and comment afterward. ;-) According to Wikipedia, the “red crystal”, an empty red diamond for use internationally and in the West Bank/east Jerusalem, was approved in 2005, 74 years after they applied for membership to the international organization, while the Star of David was approved for green-line Israel (and Gaza by implication) only.
Oh, I know about the David's shield thingy, TW. I just meant what was so wrong with the old universal red cross ? They supplied aid from internment camps to enemy trenches in the two great wars, they were the very symbol of universal humanity. It's ironic that the red societies that sprang up in countries after the Swiss guy's work formed a federation and Turkey first began this 'cresent' nonsense back then it was Ottoman .
Forgive me, but I think it stupid to vie politically over an innocent, universal symbol.
Sigh... but of course we must do it. Or everybody else will have their own symbol leaving out ME ! Oh dear ! While we're on that, they should've gone for the Moses' serpent thingy. GaWD would've...smiled ? ☺
I realize my gaffe though. The red crescent is the local society of Libya part of that federation. There seem to be only red crescents and crosses and a lone shield o' David in the list. In the future, there could be a 'red vindaloo' ambulance taxiing my sorry arse home. Oooerr.. !
[NEWS24] Eight people, including three soldiers, were killed in jihadist attacks on an army base and village in northeast Nigeria ... a particularly crimson stretch of Islam's bloody border... ahead of Monday's Eid al-Adha ...a major Moslem holiday, marked by animal sacrifice and ritual rioting... festival, military sources said.
Three troops and three civilians died on Saturday when fighters from the IS-aligned Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... West Africa Province (ISWAP) group attacked a base in Gubio, a town 80km from the regional capital Maiduguri, two sources said on Sunday.
Three soldiers were killed "defending the base from ISWAP snuffies who wanted to overrun it", the first source said.
"Three civilians were hit and killed in crossfire," said the source, an officer who asked not to be identified for fear of punishment.
Two soldiers and six civilians were maimed, he said.
The jihadists attacked the base in eight pickup trucks fitted with machine guns, leading to a two-hour long battle, said the second source, who gave the same toll.
The attack was repelled with the aid of a fighter jet which deployed two hours into the festivities, said the officer.
"The snuffies were pulverised and forced to withdraw. Eleven of them were killed and three of their vehicles were seized," he said.
ISWAP ransacked the same base in May, killing three soldiers.
'EARS CHOPPED OFF'
In a separate assault on Sunday, fighters from rival jihadist faction Boko Haram ... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality... killed two residents and burnt homes in an attack on the village of Ngwom, 14km from Maiduguri.
Gunmen in pickup trucks stormed the village in a pre-dawn attack, shooting dead two male residents before robbing women of jewellery and torching four houses, anti-Boko Haram militia leader Babakura Kolo said.
"A woman had one of her ears chopped off by the murderous Moslems as punishment for resisting being robbed," Kolo said.
The jihadists attempted to seize a nearby military base after the raid, but were rebuffed following a one-hour shootout, Kolo and a military source said.
The decade-long insurgency in northeast Nigeria has killed over 27 000 people, displaced some two million and spilt over into neighbouring countries.
The jihadists are notorious for stepping up attacks during the Eid season, prompting heightened security across the region.
ISWAP split from the Boko Haram faction headed by long-time leader Abubakar Shekau ...the lunatic leader of Boko Haram who has been reported dead at least eleven times, pledged his body and soul to ISIS, told his fighters to hang it up once or twice, and been fired by the Caliph and refused to step down... in 2016.
Since mid-2018 ISWAP has ramped up attacks on the military, while Shekau's group tends to hit softer civilian targets.
On Saturday, several soldiers were also maimed when their vehicle hit a mine planted by ISWAP near the border with Niger, the military sources said.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] The Arab Coalition on Tuesday said the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched a drone from Sana’a that landed on civilians in Yemen’s Amran, adding that the “Houthis repeatedly lie by claiming to have targeted the Kingdom’s Abha airport.”
[BREITBART] A man screaming "Allahu Akbar" went on a stabbing spree in downtown Sydney on Tuesday, killing one woman and wounding another before the public restrained him, an incident that local police insist was not terror-related.
The 21-year-old man, who has yet to be publicly identified, can be seen in footage posted online jumping on a car at a busy intersection waving a knife and shouting "Allahu Akbar." The man then falls onto the street as the car moves away, and tried to run away before being tackled by civilians.
"Shoot me, fucking shoot me in the fucking head, shoot me, I want to fucking die," he says at one point.
At a presser, New South Wales police commissioner Mick Fuller confirmed the death of a 21-year-old woman, while rejecting claims that the attack was terror-inspired, saying:
At around two this afternoon we received multiple phone calls about a 21-year-old man from Marayong, in the vicinity of King Street armed with a knife and wearing a balaclava. Over the next six minutes ... there was terrifying carnage in that area. He stabbed a 41-year-old woman in the back ‐ it appears to be a random attack.
Three members of the public who can only be described as highest-order heroes, have engaged this 21-year-old man and have placed him essentially under arrest, even though he was brandishing a large butcher’s knife and was clearly dangerous.A number of other emergency services were in the vicinity and responded shortly after, and police put this individual in jug.
In the next 30 minutes an expanded scene of the crime unfortunately identified a 21-year-old woman ... deceased. All the available information we have at hand would link these two crimes.
Our counter-terrorist command immediately stood up and the joint CT team which includes police and state and fed agencies, have assessed all available info in relation to his crime and it is not currently classed as a terrorism based incident.
The Daily Mail adds that the gentleman was known to the police as having serious mental health issues. The usual photos and video at the link:
Body of a female sex worker, 21, possibly known to the killer, Mert Ney, 21, later found with throat slashed in a CBD building
Suspect was later captured by hero bystanders using chairs and a milk crate
NSW Police have said the suspect 'may have ideologies related to terrorism', also a known wolf who may have escaped from a mental institution
They alleged they found USB stick on him referencing the Christchurch attack
But they added they had found no links between him and terrorist organisations
There are fashions in excuses the crazies give for their behaviour, as in so much else. It remains to be seen if this particular nutter is also a Muslim colonist, or just nuts.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/14/2019 00:00 ||
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It remains to be seen if this particular nutter is also a Muslim colonist, or just nuts.
he could be both
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/14/2019 2:29 Comments ||
Anyone who shouts ally-ally hoo snackbar while stabbing people is a terrorist. This is a bullshit trend of police in liberal States to classify such cases as a 'deranged man blow-out', and it serves the islamic state well.
If the fucker is successful in creating a heart rending tableau of white bodies, it's an ISIS victory. If he is overpowered he starts drooling and un-focuses his eyes in a imitation of Joey Biden without his morning coffee. They ask his parents about him and they shout in unison;
"Why, yes. Our little Nooruddin was born a drooling imbecile ! He's so harmless we call him Noddy. Please forgive our baby boy... sniff."
Voila ! He's a lone loon, an anomaly in an otherwise well adjusted social milieu. There's no immigrant problem, there's no radicalization problem. The mosques can run, the status quo is safe, the populist majoritarian parties are held at bay.
This is a tactic prescribed for all jihadists to claim weak-mindedness. A lot of jihadis are chosen/recruited/raised specifically because of this trait. In most muslim families there's at least one deformed, spastic or dimwitted baby. The mullahs watch for developing traits conducive to easy weaponization and claim that child for Allan. One of their ideologue scholars has indicated that 'being damim born ugly and deformed in any way means the child is blessed for the aqidahstudy of islamic shit. These are often turned into bombers and frontline fodder for riots and raids.
This one was clearly suicidal, he just forgot that he was in Oz and rather than shoot him down, they'd prefer to arrest him with a milk crate.
[AlAhram] Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from bringing more than 500 migrants colonists to Italia in the latest Mediterranean stand-off.
The Ocean Viking, which is run by French non-governmental groups (NGOs) Doctors Without Borders and SOS Mediterranee, has picked up some 356 migrants colonists off the coast of Libya since Friday, while Spanish boat Open Arms has saved some 160 people.
Both vessels are in the central Mediterranean, within easy sailing distance of the Italian island of Lampedusa and are seeking a safe port to disembark the mainly African migrants colonists.
But Salvini, the leader of the far-right League who has seen his popularity in Italia soar since he took office last year and launched a fierce anti-immigration crackdown, said on Tuesday the boats were not Rome's problem.
"I am at work in the ministry this morning to prevent more than 500 migrants colonists from disembarking from two NGO boats, one French and one Spanish," Salvini wrote on Facebook.
"I will let you know how this ends. I will not give up."
Earlier this month, Salvini introduced a new law hiking fines for ships that enter Italian waters without authorisation to up to 1 million euros ($1.12 million). It also provides for the arrest of captains who ignore orders to stay away and calls on naval authorities to seize their boats automatically.
Buoyed by his success in the polls, Salvini is looking to trigger an early election in the autumn by bringing down the Italian government, confident he would emerge as prime minister from any new vote. As such, a high-profile clash with foreign charities will bolster his anti-migrant credentials.
Salvini said Libya had offered to take back the migrants colonists aboard the Ocean Viking and said Open Arms should go to Spain.
Italia has taken in more than 600,000 boat migrants colonists since 2014,
... but how many continued on elsewhere after being counted upon entry to Italy?
but new arrivals have fallen sharply over the past two years, with the decline accelerating over the past year.
Latest figures say 4,265 migrants colonists have reached Italia so far in 2019, down 78 percent on the same period in 2018 and down 96 percent on 2017 levels.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
08/14/2019 00:00 ||
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If NGOs are the agents, let them land and put the captain in jail for 10 years. See how many takers they get after that.
[Rudaw] Iraqi forces on Monday night announced the capture of an Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) commander and six other Death Eaters in southwest Kirkuk province who are alleged to have committed "heinous crimes" against civilians.
The seven unnamed ISIS suspects were arrested by Iraqi troops, the defense ministry announced via social media, without describing the circumstances of their capture.
Among the prisoners is an alleged ISIS commander who managed the Hawija Grain Mill when the group controlled the area from mid-2014 to October 2017.
In a video published on Facebook by the Iraqi defense ministry, the unnamed ISIS commander, whose face is blurred, is showed confessing to the murder of three Kurds and two other individuals from Diyala province.
"Members of our group kidnapped three Kurdish nationals and brought them to Hawija. Our leader ordered me to behead them. Together with two other persons who were from Diyala, we executed the order," he said, without identifying their leader.
Iraqi and Kurdish security forces regularly publish videos of their captives making confessions ‐ a format often seen in jihadist propaganda films. Human rights groups regularly accuse Iraqi courts of using confessions obtained by duress.
The defense ministry condemned the "barbaric" group, accusing them of "heinous crimes against humanity killing innocent people" without providing details.
The group allegedly confessed to plotting attacks inside Kirkuk using the families of slain ISIS holy warriors, the ministry claimed.
Posted by: trailing wife ||
08/14/2019 00:00 ||
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[IsraelTimes] A fire that broke out in the Eshkol Regional Council was sparked by an incendiary balloon launched from the Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... Strip, according to Hebrew media reports.
Firefighters are working to gain control of the blaze and stop it from spreading.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The jihadist rebels launched a counter-offensive in southern Idlb on Tuesday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army areas recently captured by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
Led by "Rouse the Believers", the jihadist rebels began their offensive by sending two jacket wallahs towards the defenses of the Syrian Arab Army.
Following the suicide kabooms, the jihadist rebels began storming the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses in a bid to fracture their front-lines and retake the town of Sukayk and its corresponding hilltop.
However, those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things... the jihadist attacks would ultimately fail in southern Idlib after several attempts to break through the Syrian Army’s front-lines.
According to a military source near the front-lines, the Syrian Arab Army killed dozens of jihadist rebels during the battle, including several foreign combatants.
In addition to the high loss of life, the jihadist rebels also lost a number of vehicles during the short battle on Tuesday.
The source said that the Syrian Arab Army has fully secured Sukayk and Tal Sukayk, adding that they will likely make another attempt to capture the hilltop of Tal Tari, as they were forced to retreat earlier in the day.
Once Tal Tari is captured, the Syrian Arab Army can make their first attempt to retake the key town of al-Ta’manah, which is located north of the hilltop.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in southwestern Idlib this evening after repelling a large jihadist attack at the southern corridor of the governorate.
Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began their attack by storming the small village of Kafr ’Ayn, which is located just east of the former Death Eater stronghold of al-Hobeit.
Following a short battle with Jaish al-Izza and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... , the Tiger Forces were able to impose full control over Kafr ’Ayn, forcing the Death Eaters to retreat further east this evening.
A source from the Syrian Arab Army told al-Masdar that the military is now attacking the nearby hilltop of Tal ’Aas.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army has also resumed their attack at the southern corridor of the Idlib Governorate.
The source said the Syrian Army is storming the hilltop of Tal Tari in a bid to position themselves for the storming of the nearby town of Ta’manah in southern Idlib.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS/ISIS/IS/ISIS) launched a powerful on the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions inside the Deir Ezzor countryside last night.
Under the cover of night, the Islamic State reportedly hit the Syrian Army’s positions in the Badiyah al-Mayadeen region; this resulted in a heavy firefight between the two parties.
According to a military source in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army suffered three casualties during the terrorist attack, while two members of the Islamic State were killed.
The source added that the Islamic State was unable to achieve their main objective, which was to raid the Syrian Army post near the strategic city of al-Mayadeen.
The Islamic State has carried out several attacks like this in the last few months, prompting the Syrian Arab Army to increase their military presence in the Deir Ezzor and Homs countrysides.
[MOBILE.ALMASDARNEWS] Heavy festivities broke out in eastern Aleppo this evening when the Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... (TFSA) opened fire on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops outside of al-Bab city.
According to reports from eastern Aleppo, heavy gunfire and shelling was exchanged between the SAA and TFSA troops around the front-line town of al-Sukkariyah, resulting in a couple of casualties for both parties involved.
The most recent reports indicated that festivities are still ongoing between the two parties, but the intensity of these firefights have diminished over the last twenty minutes.
They would add that neither side has attempted to advance their positions.
The al-Bab axis in eastern Aleppo has been the scene of fierce festivities in the past, as the Ottoman Turkish-backed troops control al-Bab city and the Syrian Army troops control the neighboring town of Tadef to the south.
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei met with the front man of the Iranian-backed Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... militia, Mohammed Abdul Salam, in Tehran on Tuesday, Khamenei’s official website reported.
Earlier on Sunday, Fars News Agency posted in a tweet that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the front man of the Iranian-backed Houthi militia, Mohammed Abdul Salam, in Tehran.
Also on Sunday, Zarif traveled to Doha on Sunday to meet with Qatar ...an emirate on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula. It sits on some really productive gas and oil deposits, which produces the highest per capita income in the world. They piss it all away on religion, financing the Moslem Brotherhood and several al-Qaeda affiliates. Home of nutbag holy manYusuf al-Qaradawi... i officials, according to the Islamic Theocratic Republic News Agency (IRNA).
On Tuesday, the Arab Coalition said the Iranian-backed Houthi militia launched a drone from Sana’a that landed on civilians in Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... ’s Amran, adding that the "Houthis repeatedly lie by claiming to have targeted the Kingdom’s Abha airport."
[ENGLISH.ALARABIYA.NET] Clashes between regime loyalists and bully boyz in rebel-held northwest Syria killed 59 combatants on Tuesday, a war monitor said.
Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... (HTS), an bad boy group led by Syria’s former al-Qaeda affiliate, has since January controlled most of Idlib province as well as parts of neighboring Hama, Aleppo and Latakia provinces.
Several other armed rebel groups also operate in the region.
Fighting in southern Idlib and rural Latakia on Tuesday claimed the lives of 29 pro-government forces as well as 30 hard boyz and allied rebels, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
It came as regime warplanes pummeled the Idlib region with air strikes, killing three civilians in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, the Britannia-based monitor added.
Regime forces and anti-government fighters have been caught in fierce battles in the region for days, as the former presses with an advance toward a strip straddling the Hama and Idlib governorates.
On Sunday, regime forces seized the town of al-Habeet in Idlib’s southern countryside, in their first major ground advance in the province since an escalation on the jihadist-dominated enclave more than three months ago.
The region was supposed to be protected from a massive government offensive by a Ottoman Turkish-Russian buffer zone deal struck last September.
But it has come under increasing bombardment by Damascus and its backer Moscow since the end of April that has killed 816 civilians, according to the Observatory.
The violence has also pushed 400,000 people from their homes, according to the United Nations ...an organization conceived in the belief that we're just one big happy world, with the sort of results you'd expect from such nonsense... Syria’s conflict has killed a total of more than 370,000 people and displaced millions since it started with the brutal repression of anti-government protests in 2011.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.