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Egypt: Huge Explosion Hits Security HQ In Sinai
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The eternal question posed by male Baby Boomers of a certain age..."Ginger or Mary Ann?" The answer, of course, being "yes!"
Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 10/08/2013 1:45 Comments || Top||

#2  Birthday Gam Shot

Kristanna Loken[Filmography](age 34)



Atlas Shrugged Design


Posted by: GolfBravoUSMC || 10/08/2013 3:16 Comments || Top||

#3  A Geek Girl from Terminator 3 as the Bad Gal.
Posted by: badanov || 10/08/2013 6:41 Comments || Top||

#4  (Obama Barricading the WWII Memorial to prevent arriving old veterans their last chance in a lifetime to honor and remember.)

... At 0145, the second platoon of F Company, 505th, had the bad luck of jumping right over the town (St Mere Eglise, France), where the German garrison was fully alerted.

Ken Russell was in that stick. "Coming down," he recalled, "I looked to my right and I saw this guy, and instantaneously he was blown away. There was just an empty parachute comeing down." Evidently a shell had hit his Gammoon Grenades.

Horrified, Russell looked to his left. he saw another member of his stick, Pvt. Charles Blankenship, being drawn into the fire (the fire was sucking in oxygen and drqwing the parachutitst toward it). "I heard him scream once, then again before he hit the fire, and he didn't scream anymore."

The Germans filled the sky with tracers. Russel was trying "to hide behind my reserve chute because we were all sitting ducks." He got hit in the hand. He saw Lt. Harld Cadish and Pvts. H. T. Bryant and Ladislaw Tlapa land on telephone poles around the church square. Ther Germans shot them before they could cut themselves loose. "It was like they were crucified there."

Pvt Penrose Shearer landed in a tree opposite the church and was killed while hanging there. Pvt. John Blanchard, also up in a tree, managed to get his trench knife out and cut his risers. In the process he cut one of his fingers off" and didn't even know it until later."

Russell jerked on his risers to avoid he fire and came downn on the slate roof of the church. "I hit and a couple of my suspension line went around the church steeple and I slid off the roof." He was hanging off the edge, "And Steele, [Pvt.] John Steele, whom you've head a lot about [in the book and movie The Longest Day], he came down and his chute covered the steeple." Steele was hit in the foot.

Sgt. John Ray landed in the church square, just past Russell and Steele. A German soldier came around the corner. "I'll never forget him," Russell related. "He was red-haired, and as he came around he shot Sergeant Ray in the stomach." Then he turned toward Russell and Steele and brought his machhine pistol up to shoot them. "And Sergeant Ray, while he was dying in agony, he got his .45 out and he shot the German soldier in the back of the head and killed him."

The through all this the church bell was constantly ringing.

D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose
Posted by: Thrans Splat1574 || 10/08/2013 16:00 Comments || Top||

#5  I'd like to see a few patriotic congress critters (I know a rare breed) leed these vets through the immigration rally up to and through the Barrycade.

We need to start seeing some significan disruption of this tyrants edicts.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/08/2013 16:36 Comments || Top||

#6  And now our nation commander in chief is a guy that by all accounts gamed the system using his father's nationality to gain foreign status to enter college, has never really loved America, associated with known terrorists, hates veterans, surrendered his law license to avoid prosecution, and is a race bating hater. I now know how the thousands of Germans living outside the cities felt as they watch Hitler come to power. So what will be the first group he rounds up??? My guess is the Tea Party or vets...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 10/08/2013 16:40 Comments || Top||

#7  O wishes to provoke insurrection or at least he will call it that. No compromise. Pokes his finger in the eye of America. Crisis to afford him the opportunity to declare martial law. His intension all along. He is a castro, chavez wanna be. He wants more time. Eight years is not enough time for his kind of hope and change.
Posted by: Dale || 10/08/2013 17:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Agree. Champ is trying to provoke a confrontation.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/08/2013 21:44 Comments || Top||


Africa Horn
Two al-Shabaab fighters killed' in US Somalia raid
[Shabelle] The US Special Forces unit that killed the late Osama bin Laden
... who doesn't live anywhere anymore...
failed during a predawn mission in Somalia to capture what Washington called a "high value target" suspected of links to Kenya's Westgate terror attack.

But two senior imported muscle -- a Swedish Somali and a Sudanese national -- were reportedly killed and a third man, also from Sudan, was injured, sources in Somalia said.
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Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6537 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab

#1  Link to: How A Lone Terrorist Smoking A Cigarette Foiled The Navy SEAL Raid In Somalia
Posted by: Uncle Phester || 10/08/2013 18:13 Comments || Top||


A house belonging to Juba Security official raided in Kismayu
[Shabelle] News from the coastal city of Kismayu report that a house belonging to a security official of the interim Juba administration was last night bombarded heavily by unknown gunnies.

The house which is located at the city centre just adjacent to Yasin market came under heavy attacks and the casualties caused by the attackers is not yet known.

Shabelle radio station tried to contact the official whose name was only identified as Ishaq but was not available.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under: al-Shabaab


Africa North
Egypt: Huge Explosion Hits Security HQ In Sinai
[Ynet] Egyptian officials say a massive kaboom, possibly from a boom-mobile, has hit the security headquarters in a southern Sinai town, killing two people and wounding 48.

The security officials say the attack Monday in the town of al-Tour significantly damaged the four-story building and set off small fires. They say the corpse count was likely to rise as rescue workers and residents search for victims under the rubble. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6556 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  The requested URL /www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4437622,00.html was not found on this server.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2013 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  This will work
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2013 1:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Thank you, g(r)omgoru. Sorry about that.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2013 5:18 Comments || Top||

#4  De nada
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2013 5:29 Comments || Top||

#5  URL refixed ( the http:// bit was missing)
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/08/2013 5:35 Comments || Top||

#6  If it wasn't the Juice then I expect that the MoBro is in for a pulping.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/08/2013 7:50 Comments || Top||

#7  it wouldn't be the Juice. Hamas/MB/Islamists. Expect a whacking
Posted by: Frank G || 10/08/2013 9:42 Comments || Top||

#8  Never would be the Juice. If nothing else they're not that stupid. However, that doesn't mean certain usual suspects won't try and claim it was the Juice to preclude that whacking.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/08/2013 11:48 Comments || Top||

#9  URL refixed ( the http:// bit was missing)

Thank you, Bright Pebbles. In my next life I shan't be any better at computer stuff, I suspect.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2013 14:06 Comments || Top||

#10  The Israelis and the Egyptians are on the same side in this theater. The Egyptians have been working around the edges lately to fix some of their security issues. Likely this is payback for that.
Posted by: SteveS || 10/08/2013 14:56 Comments || Top||


Gunmen Kill 5 Egyptian Soldiers Near Suez Canal
Gunmen killed five Egyptian soldiers near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia on Monday, security sources said, highlighting the growing security challenges since the army ousted Islamist President Mohammed Mursi in July.

The security sources said the gunnies opened fire on the soldiers while they were sitting in a car at a checkpoint near Ismailia on the Suez Canal, a vital global trade route.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  In the similar situation in Algeria it took 10 years and (approx) 100000 dead (out of approx 25 million)
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/08/2013 5:04 Comments || Top||


Egypt prosecutor general initiates investigation into violence of past 2 days
[Al Ahram] Egypt's Prosecutor General Hesham Barakat ordered on Monday comprehensive investigations into the violence that erupted in Cairo and outside the capital on Sunday. Barakat also ordered investigations into Monday's attacks in Cairo, Ismailia, and southern Sinai.

General prosecution front man Ahmed El-Rakib said the prosecution received notification of "terrorist, violent, murderous, and thuggish acts" taking place on Sunday in Cairo during marches in support of ousted president Mohammed Morsi
...the former president of Egypt. A proponent of the One Man, One Vote, One Time principle, Morsi won election after the deposal of Hosni Mubarak and jumped to the conclusion it was his turn to be dictator...
El-Rakib said Sherlocks have visited the scene of the crimes and examined the bodies of those killed during Sunday's confrontations.

Deadly festivities erupted in Cairo on Sunday as pro-Morsi marches protesting the military headed to Tahrir Square, where thousands were celebrating the 40th anniversary of the 1973 war with Israel. Confrontations also occurred outside the capital, with the corpse count rising to 53 by Sunday night.

On Monday morning, six Egyptian army personnel -- one officer and five soldiers -- were killed in an attack by gunnies on an army patrol near the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, security officials said.

Shortly afterwards in the southern Sinai town of Al-Tor, two were killed and 48 injured in a massive boom-mobile kaboom targeting security headquarters.

Meanwhile in southern Cairo's upscale district of Maadi, armed assailants attacked with RPGs an uplink telecom facility used to air channels on Egypt's Nilesat satellite, reported pan-Arab news channel Sky News Arabia.
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6485 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Egypt judicial advisory body recommends dissolution of Brotherhood's FJP
[Al Ahram] Egypt's State Commissioners Authority, a body that advises the government on legal issues, recommended on Monday the dissolution of the Freedom and Justice party (FJP) - the political wing of the Moslem Brüderbund.

The authority's report said that the prior decision, issued in June 2011 by the Political Parties Affair Committee, to accepted a request from the FJP's chairman Saad El-Katatni to form the party, is invalid.

Hence the implications of such a decision are also invalid, added the report.

The Authority's recommendations to the government are non-binding.

On 23 September the Cairo court for urgent matters ordered the banning of the Moslem Brüderbund's activities.

The court also ordered the interim government to seize the group's funds and establish a panel to administer its frozen assets until any appeal had been heard.

On Monday, the Moslem Brüderbund appealed the court verdict ordering the seizing of the group's funds.

The Brotherhood has existed outside of Egyptian law for decades and was only officially registered as an NGO in March 2013.
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6508 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


US blacklists Egypt terror commander
[Al Ahram] The United States on Monday blacklisted as a terrorist an Egyptian Islamist military commander with links to Al-Qaeda, accusing him of setting up training camps in Egypt and Libya.

The State Department also designated as global forces of Evil the group founded by Muhammad Jamal, who had learned bomb-making techniques when he trained with Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan in the 1980s

Jamal had returned from Afghanistan to Egypt in the 1990s and became the military head of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad
...created after many members of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood decided the organization was becoming too moderate. Operations were conducted out of Egypt until 1981 when the group was exiled after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat. They worked out of Gaza until they were exiled to Lebanon in 1987, where they clove tightly to Hezbollah. In 1989 they moved to Damascus, where they remain a subsidiary of Hezbollah...
, which was then led by Ayman Al-Zawahri, now the global head of Al-Qaeda following the killing of the late Osama bin Laden
... who is no longer with us, and won't be again...

Jamal was tossed in the slammer
Yez got nuttin' on me, coppers! Nuttin'!
several times by Egyptian authorities, but on his release in 2011 he founded the Muhammad Jamal Network "and established several terrorist training camps in Egypt and Libya," the State Department said in a statement.

He has also developed links with the Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula and used their network "to smuggle fighters into training camps."

"Suicide bombers have trained at MJN training camps, and Jamal established links with forces of Evil in Europe," the State Department said.

After he was re-arrested in Egypt in November 2012, "his confiscated computer contained letters to Zawahri in which Jamal asked for assistance and described MJN's activities, including acquiring weapons, conducting terrorist training, and establishing terrorist groups in the Sinai."
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda


Arabia
Nine Bahrainis jailed for life over alleged bomb factory
[Al Ahram] A court incarcerated
Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
nine Bahrainis for life on Monday for forming a krazed killer group, manufacturing explosives and plotting attacks aimed at destabilising the kingdom, state news agency BNA reported.

The trial was the latest in a series involving alleged anti-government activists in the Gulf Arab state, still beset by political tensions more than two years after security forces quelled pro-democracy protests led by Shia Mohammedans.

BNA said the convicted men had turned a Manama warehouse into a bomb factory, where they had prepared explosives to attack security forces, civilians and private and public property "with the aim of undermining the stability of the country and harming its economic foundations".
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6465 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring

#1  How long before they get busted loose? That does seem to be the pattern.
Posted by: Glenmore || 10/08/2013 7:19 Comments || Top||


Great White North
Heroin seized by Canadian warship linked to terrorist groups: commander
A commander on board a Canadian warship that seized more than 180 kilograms of heroin says the drug came from suppliers in the Middle East and is linked to terrorist groups.

HMCS Toronto Cmdr. Matthew Bowen said the drugs were destined for recipients in Africa, and would have funded "extremist elements."
He said the drugs likely have ties to terrorist organizations with connections to Afghanistan.

"We have information that leads us to believe (the heroin) is definitely linked to terrorist organizations," Bowen told CTV News on Sunday.

The massive drug bust took place approximately 800 kilometres east of the Horn of Africa. Crew members of the HMCS Toronto boarded a suspected smuggling ship and seized 154 bags of heroin.

The drugs have since been destroyed.

Bowen said the operation went "smoothly."

"Once (the smuggling ships) are confronted with a very large helicopter, a significant and well-armed boarding party that clearly knows their tactics, knows how to look after security with again, a very large warship in the background, they don't tend to give us any trouble."

The 258-crew frigate, which was on patrol in the Arabian Sea, is part of a multinational counter-terrorism effort.

Bowen said his crew has achieved its goal and they will not be pursuing the "middle men" involved in the drug operation.
Posted by: Sleregum Floluque9910 || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under: Narcos

#1  He said the drugs likely have ties to terrorist organizations with connections to Afghanistan.

Your tax dollars at work.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/08/2013 15:08 Comments || Top||


Iraq
Baghdad province bombings kill 19
[Al Ahram] A series of car and roadside kabooms hit Storied Baghdad
...located along the Tigris River, founded in the 8th century, home of the Abbasid Caliphate...
province on Monday evening, killing at least 19 people in the latest coordinated attacks in the Iraqi capital, officials said.

Eight boom-mobiles and two roadside kabooms went kaboom! in eight areas in and around Storied Baghdad, also wounding more than 80 people, the sources said.

The attacks came a day after two bombings in Storied Baghdad, including a suicide kaboom against Shiite pilgrims, killed 14 people.

AFP journalists heard one of the blasts in central Storied Baghdad, followed by emergency vehicle sirens.
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6483 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Saqr Orders Detention of Seven over Roumieh 'Explosive Sandwich'
[An Nahar] State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr on Monday ordered the detention of seven people in connection with a recent attempt to smuggle a sandwich containing an kaboom into the Roumieh prison, state-run National News Agency reported.

The suspects are six inmates and the security guard who tried to smuggle the sandwich, NNA said.

The Internal Security Forces' Intelligence Bureau had questioned the seven and held a joint interrogation involving Charbel Shalita and the other five inmates, "but they denied all the charges," the agency added.

The Intelligence Bureau will refer the dossier to Saqr on Tuesday for further proceedings.

The Bureau interrogated on Saturday two Islamist inmates over the smuggling of explosives into Roumieh's bloc B facility.

On Thursday, the ISF thwarted an attempt by a prison guard to smuggle 150 grams of an kaboom inside a sandwich that was being delivered to the inmate Charbel Shalita, the murderer of Roland Chbeir.
Posted by: Fred || 10/08/2013 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under: Fatah al-Islam



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Tue 2013-10-08
  Egypt: Huge Explosion Hits Security HQ In Sinai
Mon 2013-10-07
  SEAL Strike on Shaboob Big Turban Fails in Somalia
Sun 2013-10-06
  Abu Anas al-Libi snatched
Sat 2013-10-05
  Boko Haram: 186 killed, 15 arrested as Military raids insurgents' camp in Yobe
Fri 2013-10-04
  Belgium Extradites Nisar Trabelsi to U.S.
Thu 2013-10-03
  Iranian cyber warfare commander shot dead in suspected assassination
Wed 2013-10-02
  Iraq Executes 23 People in Two Days
Tue 2013-10-01
  Drone strike in North Waziristan kills two, injures one
Mon 2013-09-30
  US drone kills three in Pakistan
Sun 2013-09-29
  Boko murders up to 50 students in their sleep
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  Sudan Arrests 600 over 'Vandalism'
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  Peshawar Bus Bombing Kills 17 Govt Employees
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  Syria rebels reject opposition coalition, call for Islamic leadership
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