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Africa North
Egypt's president Morsi recalls ambassador from Israel
[Al Ahram] Mohamed Morsi recalls the newly appointed ambassador to Tel Aviv hours after Israel escalated assaults on Gaza Strip killing commander of Hamas military wing
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Quelle surprise, considering Morsi's party came out backing Hamas.

Posted by: Pappy || 11/15/2012 10:40 Comments || Top||

#2  The upside is that this would allow a rational administration to stop sending the several billion dollars a year to Egypt that Carter promised as part of the Camp David accords.
Posted by: rwv || 11/15/2012 11:56 Comments || Top||

#3  Too bad we don't have a rational administration rwv....
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/15/2012 12:37 Comments || Top||

#4  ..or an increase.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/15/2012 15:17 Comments || Top||

Hundreds march in Cairo to demand an end to diplomatic ties with Israel
[Al Ahram] Hundreds of protesters are heading to the ministry of foreign affairs in the downtown of the capital to protest of the vicious Israeli assaults on Gaza
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  Hundreds march into Cairo and demand an end to the money they get from the US for acting civilized. The money they need to feed themselves.

Probably the same blokes that think blowing up the sphynx and pyramids is a good idea. Before long they'll be equal to Somalia and the world will beg Israel to secure the canal zone.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/15/2012 14:45 Comments || Top||

Yemen refuses extraditing Guantanamo detainees to third state
[Yemen Post] The Yemeni government has officially demanded the United States to extradite about 80 Yemenis placed in durance vile
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in Guantanamo bay, refusing to hand them over to a third state, diplomatic sources affirmed .

The sources said that Sana'a also demanded to hand over a body of Adnan Farhan Abdul-Latif who passed away inside the notorious detention.

Yemen's President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi has discussed with US officials the cases of the Yemeni detainees, dropping conditions set by the former president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
for their sending them back to Yemen, media sources had reported.

"Saleh demanded $200 million in return for receiving the Yemeni detainees, but the US offered him only $20 million. The two sides could not reach an agreement to release the detainees by then," the US officials told Hadi.One of the sources said the US officials admired Hadi who said the detainees are Yemenis and their government should be responsible for their release, it added. The Yemeni detainees make up about half of all those held in Guantanamo. In the past few years, a number of them were released and sent home.Several returned Yemeni detainees were charged and stood trial, following their repatriation. Yemen established a special Criminal Court for Terrorism where their trials took place.

Obama vowed during his campaign of the first term to shut down Guantanamo bay. However,
those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of great things...
his administration suspended the repatriation of Yemeni detainees , where a deteriorating security situation driven by a branch of al-Qaeda has stoked fears that detainees could join the terrorist organization if released.

Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

Afghan Taliban commander gunned down in Quetta
Afghan intelligence officials claimed today that the Taliban shadow district chief for Chak in Wardak province was assassinated by "Pakistani" gunmen in Quetta, Pakistan. Two gunmen riding on a motorcycle reportedly shot and killed Mullah Syed Ahmad Shahid Khel on Sunday afternoon.

According to Pajhwok Afghan News:

Shahid Khel, [sic] the Taliban's deputy minister of education and administrative head of the Chak district in Maidan Wardak, came under gun attack on the outskirts of Quetta.

The attack has worried senior Afghan Taliban leaders about their security in a city seen as their longtime sanctuary and capital in exile. The militant leader was hit in the leg, stomach and chest.

One Taliban source confided to Pajhwok that Shahid Khel had earned the wrath of younger Pakistani extremists by denouncing them for attacks on mosques and civilian deaths.

The reported death of Shahid Khel is the latest in a string of violent Taliban-on-Taliban killings that have gripped the region this year. Taliban infighting has killed numerous Taliban commanders and officials inside Afghanistan and Pakistan since April.
How exciting. Why d'you suppose that is?
Posted by: Au Auric || 11/15/2012 03:30 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

Five militants killed as forces destroy hideouts in South Waziristan
[Dawn] At least five gunnies were killed and several bad boy hideouts destroyed Wednesday in a military operation by Pak security forces in South Wazoo tribal region, officials said.

Gunship helicopters pounded several bad boy hideouts of the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) in Sanzela village, located east of South Waziristan's main town of Wana. Sources said several bunkers and compounds in use by gunnies were destroyed.

Six suspected gunnies were also reported to be injured in the operation.

Military sources said the operation commenced at first light of day and was carried out through the evening.

South Waziristan is one of seven regions in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws. An myrmidon insurgency led by the Pak Taliban (TTP) plagues the region, which is close to the porous Pak-Afghan border, while the area is known to be infested with bad boys, including the al Qaeda, the Taliban and several other armed myrmidon organizations.
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Five TTP-linked terrorists arrested, claims Punjab police
[Dawn] Police on Wednesday claimed to have cooled for a few years
Please don't kill me!
five hard boyz of banned outfit Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistain (TTP) allegedly involved in terrorism activities in Punjab province.

Addressing a news conference here at the Police Club, Inspector General of Punjab Police Haji Habibur Rehman said that the myrmidons belonging to North Wazoo's Miranshah
... headquarters of al-Qaeda in Pakistain and likely location of Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Haqqani network has established a ministate in centered on the town with courts, tax offices and lots of madrassas...
area were arrested in a joint operation by the Crime Investigation Agency (CIA) Police Multan and Makhdoom Rasheed Police.

He said that the hard boyz were involved in several crimes including a bank robbery in Green Town area, an attack on Babu Sabu checkpost, an attack on District Police Officer (DPO) Dera Ismail Khan
... the Pearl of Pashtunistan ...
office, the murder of constable in DI Khan and multiple attacks on members of the Shia sect.

The outlaws were arrested on information obtained through five criminals earlier arrested by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
... formerly NWFP, still Terrorism Central...
police, he said, added that they had planned to carry out terrorism activities during the month of Moharram.
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Indian police claims LeT commander killed in Kashmir
[Dawn] An Indian military front man has claimed that two alleged snuffies from Pakistain and three Indian troops were killed on Wednesday in a shootout in Indian-administered Kashmire.

The shootout took place in Kashmire's Nowgam sector, 100 kilometres from the summer capital Srinagar, as the rebels tried to cross into the Indian administered side.

"An infiltration bid was foiled by troops on the Line of Control, killing two myrmidons, but three soldiers were also killed," Colonel A. Vashisht claimed, referring to the de facto border that divides the Himalayan region.

In another encounter late Tuesday, Indian police claimed to have rubbed out a commander of the Pakistain-based myrmidon group Lashkar-e-Taiba
...the Army of the Pure, an Ahl-e-Hadith terror organization founded by Hafiz Saeed. LeT masquerades behind the Jamaat-ud-Dawa facade within Pakistain and periodically blows things up and kills people in India. Despite the fact that it is banned, always an interesting concept in Pakistain, the organization remains an blatant tool and perhaps an arm of the ISI...
(LeT) in a shootout.

"A most wanted myrmidon commander affiliated with LeT was killed by a joint search party of the police and army," a police officer said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

Twin blasts in Kurram Agency injure five
[Dawn] Twin road side blasts in upper Kurram tribal region on Wednesday maimed five civilians, officials told Dawn.com.

Tribesmen travelling on foot were hit by the improvised bombs (IED) planted on the roadside in Kurram tribal agency, said an official, adding that three of the people were maimed in Spina Shaga area while two were maimed in Pewar Tangi area of upper Kurram agency.

The injured, who were shifted to Agency Headquarters Hospital Parachinar, were stated to be stable according to the hospital sources.

Kurram agency, which is close to the Pakistain-Afghanistan border, is one of the seven regions in Pakistain's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), governed by tribal laws. An Death Eater insurgency led by the Pak Taliban plagues the region while the area is known to be infested with Death Eaters, including the al Qaeda, Taliban and several other armed Death Eater organizations.
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under: TTP

Violence continues in Karachi as six more killed
[Dawn] Incidents of violence and assassinations claimed at least six lives in the city on Wednesday, DawnNews reported.

A man was rubbed out in Junejo town of Baloch Colony. Two other men were rubbed out in the area of 51-C and Manghopir.

A holy man was rubbed out in the area of Jamshed quarters. Tension prevailed in the area after his killing and angry protestors forced people to shut their shops.

Earlier today, two people became the victim of indiscriminate firing in the areas of New Bloody Karachi
...formerly the capital of Pakistain, now merely its most important port and financial center. It may be the largest city in the world, with a population of 18 million, most of whom hate each other and many of whom are armed and dangerous...
and Orangi town.

Police busted robbers in the area of Quiadabad. Two robbers were killed and two coppers received bullet injuries during exchange of fire.

Meanwhile east zone police of the city set to sit in solemn silence in a dull, dark dock, in a pestilential prison with a life-long lock
Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up!
91 suspected criminals in the last 24 hours. 27 pistols, three repeaters, stolen cycle of violences and drugs were recovered from them, the police sources said.

Prime Minister's concern

Addressing a session of federal cabinet on Wednesday, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf said that the wave of violence in Bloody Karachi was an issue of concern.

He said that cut-thoat elements wanted to exploit the sectarian issue in the city.

PM Ashraf said that the issue of terrorism was a threat to national security.

He advised the people to report any suspected activity to the law enforcement agencies.

The prime minister advised the provincial governments to enhance the security during the month of Muharram.

Earlier, the Muttahida Qaumi Movement
...English: United National Movement, generally known as MQM, is the 3rd largest political party and the largest secular political party in Pakistain with particular strength in Sindh. From 1992 to 1999, the MQM was the target of the Pak Army's Operation Cleanup leaving thousands of urdu speaking civilians dead...
(MQM) and the Awami National Party (ANP) boycotted the Senate session on Tuesday protesting against the rising violence in Bloody Karachi.
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under:

YouTube: IDF Aircraft Target Rockets Warehouse in Gaza
Posted by: tipper || 11/15/2012 13:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Last time I saw baby milk create secondary explosions like that my son got ahold of an old sippy cup.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/15/2012 14:32 Comments || Top||

#2  I've had model rocket motor catos that looked a lot like that ----- although from 3 feet away not 3,000.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/15/2012 15:44 Comments || Top||

#3  Nosejet, swksvolFF, nosejet!
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2012 17:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Pallywood Returns to Gaza
Posted by: tipper || 11/15/2012 21:47 Comments || Top||

#5  #HamasBumperStickers
If you can read this you are within the blast radius

My Other Car Is a Crater

Honk if your horn is not currently connected to a detonator

Baby with a bomb in his diaper on board

If this van’s tick-tockin’, don’t come a knockin’


My child was briefly an honor student at Kill Yourself Elementary

Incoming Objects Are Closer Than They Appear

Conargo Mosque
Posted by: tipper || 11/15/2012 22:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Tipper - All parents know that babies have a 'bomb' in their diaper from time to time (having had to defuse a few myself...).
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/15/2012 23:09 Comments || Top||

Gaza missiles fired at Tel Aviv
Palestinian militants have attempted to hit Israel's largest city, Tel Aviv, with missiles fired from the Gaza Strip.

An Israeli military spokesman said two missiles had been launched towards the Tel Aviv area but neither had hit it.

One of them is reported to have landed in the sea off the city.

Three Israelis were killed by rockets from Gaza earlier, while 15 Palestinians have been killed in two days of Israeli attacks on Gaza.

While hundreds of rockets have landed in southern Israel in recent days, any missile landing in Tel Aviv, Israel's commercial capital and most populous city, would mark a significant escalation of the conflict.

The armed wing of Islamic Jihad said it had fired an Iranian-built rocket at the Israeli city of Tel Aviv, AFP news agency reports.

"The Quds Brigades hit the occupied city of Tel Rabea (Tel Aviv) with a Fajr-5 rocket causing a large explosion to shake the city," the group said in a brief statement.
Posted by: tipper || 11/15/2012 12:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10815 views] Top|| File under:

#1  As I read elsewhere, "Don't count the Mayans out yet! There is still a month to go!"
Posted by: Penguin || 11/15/2012 12:48 Comments || Top||

#2  Iron Dome in action over Beer Sheva
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 16:57 Comments || Top||

#3  Report that Gaza is blacked out after 10 air attacks and a naval bombardment.
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 16:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Surreal with the music playing in the background
Posted by: Squinty Chaith8856 || 11/15/2012 17:43 Comments || Top||

#5  "Gaza is blacked out"

How can they tell?
Posted by: Barbara || 11/15/2012 17:51 Comments || Top||

#6  the Norks would feel right at home there
Posted by: Frank G || 11/15/2012 18:16 Comments || Top||

#7  Debka story at this link

The first three Palestinian missiles reached the Tel Aviv conurbation, Gush Dan, Thursday night, Nov. 15. shortly after a long-range missile exploded in Rishon Lezion southeast of Tel Aviv and sirens sounded in outlying towns of Holon, Ness Ziona, Gan Raveh and Beer Yacov. None report casualties or damage. Defense Minister Ehud Barak has ordered 30,000 army reservists drafted. The IDF spokesmen earlier reported units of the elite paratroop and Givati Brigades were mustering outside the Gaza Strip on the second day of Israel's counter-terror operation Pillar of Cloud.
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 18:56 Comments || Top||

#8  and more from Debka:
It may be said that Israel’s Gaza operation did in fact start on Oct. 24 in Sudan with the attack on the Yarmouk complex manufacturing Iranian missiles near Khartoum. Former Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin Wednesday confirmed debkafile’s exclusive report that the factory had housed the emergency reserve stocks of the Palestinian Hamas and Jihad Islami in the Gaza Strip.
Its destruction contributed to their loss of infrastructure.
The tough part of the Israeli operation to eliminate the terrorist war peril hovering over southern Israel from the Gaza Strip is still to come. For now, Hamas is at a loss for a strategic answer to the IDF offensive – unless one is provided by Tehran or Hizballah coming to its rescue.
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 18:58 Comments || Top||

#9  How can they tell?

The glitzy shopping center signs are dark.
Posted by: lotp || 11/15/2012 19:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Anonymous warns that 'Israel has crossed a line in the sand'

and scrolling down the page:
Message JUST IN from Gaza

... they have cut the electricity
... they say they will cut internet
... they say they will cut telephones

via: Henny Kreeft, Africa to Gaza Aid Convoy

Wonder if Shin Bet will find the time to target Anonymous?
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 20:02 Comments || Top||

#11  The statement continued: “No matter how dark it may seem, no matter how alone and abandoned you may feel—know that tens of thousands of us in Anonymous are with you and working tirelessly around the clock to bring you every aid and assistance that we can.”

Hackers have attacked and taken down numerous Israeli websites since yesterday. According to the Express Tribune:

The group managed to deface a top Israeli security and surveillance website http://falcon-s.co.il. The account @Op_Israel tweeted:

“Hacked http://falcon-s.co.il | Top Israel Security & Surveillance | Stop bombing #Gaza#OpIsrael#GazaUnderAttack#Anonymous”

In its second salvo, it managed to take down the website of the Israel Ministry of Defense, IDF.il. @AnonymousPress tweeted:

“idf.il [Israeli Defence Forces] #Up & #DOWN | #OpIsrael |#Anonymous”

Another Twitter account linked to the group tweeted that defacing or taking down websites was not a priority for the group, rather it was ensuring that Palestinians on the ground had access to the Internet, cut off by Israel, so that communications with aid providers and rest of the world may continue unhampered.

“Taking down websites is not a priority at the moment. Ensuring internet access to get information out of Gaza is the #1 priority.”

Multiple accounts linked to the group or supporting the group tweeted online tutorials on how to stay connected to the internet when the government shuts down Internet service providers.
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 20:05 Comments || Top||

Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/15/2012 22:05 Comments || Top||



Given allegations that ...


Iran-made, supplied FAJR-5's???

Artic also read, HEZBOLLAH IN LEBANON???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/15/2012 23:10 Comments || Top||

Egypt's Islamist Freedom and Justice Party: Egypt will no longer tolerate attacks on Palestinians
Egypt's Islamist Freedom and Justice Party, formerly headed by President Mohamed Morsi, said on Wednesday Egypt would no longer stand by as Israel attacked Palestinians after air strikes killed a Hamas leader. The FJP, the political arm of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood movement, said Israeli air strikes that killed top militant Ahmed al-Jaabari in Gaza earlier on Wednesday required "swift Arab and international action to stop the massacres."

The party, which fielded Mohamed Morsi in a June election to replace toppled president Hosni Mubarak, said Israel "must take into account the changes in the Arab region and especially Egypt."

Egypt "will not allow the Palestinians to be subjected to Israeli aggression, as in the past," the party statement said.

Morsi, a vociferous supporter of the Palestinians before his election, had been expected to open up to the blockaded Gaza Strip bordering Egypt, but his government has backed off from his pledges.
Posted by: Pappy || 11/15/2012 10:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10795 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They seethed and bleated and then ran for cover under Hillary's protective shirt.
Egypt meanwhile contacted US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her Australian visit to ask the United States to intervene in the Gaza bloodbath.
Posted by: tipper || 11/15/2012 12:07 Comments || Top||

#2  They will all call a cease fire or a US intervention when they get into tactical deep sh*t. I hope Bibi ignores the US this time for Israel's survival's sake.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/15/2012 12:45 Comments || Top||

#3  So in other words, Egypt has no problem with Hamas shooting hundreds of unguided rockets at Israeli civilians. Israel should not fight back.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/15/2012 13:08 Comments || Top||

#4  Hasn't it always been that way with the Islamic world (and Europe and the UN...) Rambler. Israel is supposed to take hit after hit after hit - murder after murder... but just once strike back and suddenly it's all Israel's fault!
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/15/2012 13:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Israel should capture or build some of the same rockets and send a team into Gaza to fire them at Egypt next time there is any kind of row between Egypt and the Pals.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/15/2012 14:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Nice Idea RJ, maybe throw in a few old soviet chemical tipped ones when they do it;) After all, Pal's and the Egyptians are friends
Posted by: Silentbrick - Schlumberger Squishy Mud Division || 11/15/2012 19:43 Comments || Top||

#7  They still thumping their chests over their glorious victory when they lost territory?
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 11/15/2012 19:47 Comments || Top||

#8  Time to lead from behind.
Posted by: Nimble Spemble || 11/15/2012 20:55 Comments || Top||

#9  Lest we fergit, iff the US is the one-n-only-one whom must unilaterally "tolerate" or "absorb" any major NGO-led TerrOp(s) launched agz it, + NOT militarily retaliate or respond to same or it State sponsor, BY EXTENSION DITTO FOR ANY + ALL OF ITS MAJOR ALLIES AMAP ALAP.

Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/15/2012 22:04 Comments || Top||

Hundreds of strikes across Gaza border stoke fears of ground war
[CNN] Strikes flew across the Gazoo border in rapid succession Thursday, as Israel responded to an onslaught of beturbanned goon rocket attacks by targeting "terror sites."

The sudden increase in violence has raised fears of a widening conflict that could lead to an Israeli ground assault.

At least 245 rockets from Gazoo have been fired into Israel since "Operation Pillar of Defense" began Wednesday, the Israeli military said. Israel's Iron Dome defense system has intercepted more than 80, the Israel Defense Forces said. And Israel has responded by targeting 156 "terror sites," the IDF said.
Posted by: Fred || 11/15/2012 10:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10796 views] Top|| File under:

#1  6:46 PM Rocket Lands on Tel Aviv beach. No known injuries at this time...Forces responding.

6:46 PM Explosion Heard -- Forces checking for rocket location. First Time Tel Aviv has been attacked since the First Gulf War in 1991.



Posted by: linker || 11/15/2012 11:53 Comments || Top||

#2  Bounce the rubble.

/No, I'm not in a forgiving mood. Why do you ask?
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/15/2012 12:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Seriously though, the Israelis could well be thinking about securing their flanks in advance of the coming festivities with Iran.

Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 11/15/2012 13:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Word, tw.
Posted by: Barbara || 11/15/2012 13:25 Comments || Top||

#5  Israel knows they cannot count on the US. Smart move. Chose the timing
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/15/2012 14:43 Comments || Top||

#6  Now that they have 15000 shoulder fired Stingers, eh B?
Posted by: Skidmark || 11/15/2012 18:55 Comments || Top||

#7  I have been in an unforgiving mood since the Munich Olympics, and see no reason to change.
Posted by: Grunter || 11/15/2012 19:11 Comments || Top||

#8  What Grunter said. >:-(
Posted by: Barbara || 11/15/2012 20:22 Comments || Top||

#9  New news: Israel's Barak calls up army reservists
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418 || 11/15/2012 20:33 Comments || Top||

Israel: Three civilians killed by rockets fired from Gaza as violence escalates
Rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel killed three people and injured six on Thursday, Israeli officials said, as Israel launched numerous airstrikes across the Gaza Strip and the military showdown lurched closer to all-out war.

Eleven Palestinians have been killed and 100 injured in Gaza since Wednesday.

The funeral was being held Thursday for Ahmed Jabari, the senior Hamas military commander, who was one of those killed in the Israeli Defense Force airstrikes.

The IDF said on its website that the three people who died in Israel Thursday were civilians.

It added that 43 of the rockets from Gaza had been intercepted by its defense systems, and that it had targeted 156 "terror sites" in Gaza since the start of what it called "Operation Pillar of Defense."
Posted by: tipper || 11/15/2012 05:50 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10794 views] Top|| File under:

2:00 PM From the Algemeiner: Source: Kiryat Malachi Victim Was Chabad Emissary From India Visiting Israel for Mumbai Victims’ Memorial Service

Israeli political consultant Jonny Daniels citing an Israeli source and a Chabad leader in Israel told The Algemeiner that among the victims of this morning’s Gaza rocket attack on the Israeli city of Kiryat Malachi was a Chabad “shlucha (female emissary)” to India, who was visiting Israel this week for the memorial service of Chabad Mumbai terror victims Gabi and Rivka Holtzberg. The Hebrew anniversary of their brutal murder is today.

A second victim said to be in his late forties was the father of the 8 month old baby girl who was injured. (source)
Posted by: Water Modem || 11/15/2012 9:57 Comments || Top||

Bad boy whacked in Jordan protests
Also called a 'terrorist'...
has been killed and 12 Jordanian policemen wounded as a police station came under attack in the northern city of Irbid in Jordan, state media reported.

The incident came a day after Jordan was hit by a wave of angry protests over a huge rise in fuel prices, with rioting and clashes erupting in Amman and other cities and another police station attacked.

"Twelve policemen were injured when a group of terrorists gunmen attacked a police station in Irbid. One of the terrorists gunmen died in a shootout, while four others were wounded," said a police statement carried by state-run Petra news agency. "All the wounded were taken to hospital. Some of the policemen are in serious condition," it said.
How about the four gunmen? All suffering from sepsis and sucking chest wounds, we hope?
A sudden fuel price hike has drawn sharp condemnation from Jordan's opposition Islamists, who warned of civil disobedience and increased opposition to the government in the run-up to general elections in January, which they are boycotting. The Islamists said they plan to demonstrate later on Wednesday near the Interior Ministry, on Gamal Abdel Nasser Circle, where 24 people were arrested on Tuesday night during a demonstration of 2000 people.

Education officials said about half the country's 120,000 public school teachers went on strike on Wednesday after a call by their union, affecting at least 2000 schools countrywide.

"The strike will continue until the government goes back on its unjust and irresponsible decision that seeks to make Jordanians poorer," the teachers' union said in a statement.

Lawyers stopped working in Amman and no one noticed other trade unions said they were considering similar strike action, while youth groups and some political parties staged demonstrations in the capital and other centres.

Violence erupted on Tuesday night as news spread of the prices increases, under which the cost of household gas will rise 53 per cent and petrol about 12 per cent.
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Nine dead in Israel raid on Gaza: Palestinian UN envoy
[Al Ahram] "The number of Paleostinians killed in Gazoo so far is nine and the number is increasing," the envoy, Riyad Mansour, told news hounds. Paleostinian sources in Gazoo said seven had been killed, including a top Hamas, always the voice of sweet reason, military commander.

"The situation is very explosive," Mansour said.
Heh...Yeah. Ask Ahmed.
"We condemn in the strongest possible terms this latest aggression against our people," he said, adding there was "no justification whatsoever" for the killing of Paleostinians by Israeli forces.

"They are mobilizing a large number of forces, ground forces, with the possibility of moving in the Gazoo Strip," the UN envoy said.
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#1  "no justification whatsoever" ??? What are all those rockets and missiles that you shoot indiscriminately into Israel?
Posted by: Mikey Hunt || 11/15/2012 1:40 Comments || Top||

Israeli Army: 'We Recommend That No Hamas Operatives ... Show Their Faces'
The Israeli army gives fair warning to Hamas terrorists on Twitter:

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.
Posted by: Steve White || 11/15/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10797 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Begun the Twitter Wars have ...

Espec wid the Al-Qassam Brigades.
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/15/2012 0:11 Comments || Top||

#2  They'll be wearing their burquas.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/15/2012 8:54 Comments || Top||

#3  ...under their beds.
Posted by: tu3031 || 11/15/2012 13:27 Comments || Top||

#4  I recommend they do show their faces (and bodies) above ground. Makes targeting easier.

C'mon, Ham-ass, you don't want people to think you're cowards, do you?
Posted by: Barbara || 11/15/2012 13:33 Comments || Top||

#5  Yeah, whatchya gonna do, listen to and do the bidding of dajoooos?
Posted by: swksvolFF || 11/15/2012 14:31 Comments || Top||

#6  I warn then not get under their beds either Tu, you of all people would know what lurks there.
Posted by: Shipman || 11/15/2012 15:49 Comments || Top||

#7  AL-QUDS BRIGADES fires the rockets at Tel Aviv, while the AL-QASSAM BRIGADES fights the mighty Twitter War agz the IDF???
Posted by: JosephMendiola || 11/15/2012 23:13 Comments || Top||

Gazooks go missile crazy
Terrorists from the Gaza Strip renewed their rocket-fire on southern Israel following the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense Wednesday night, which struck terrorist targets in the Palestinian enclave.

The Iron Dome rocket defense system intercepted 25 rockets, most of which were Grad rockets launched toward Beersheba. According to Police, a total of 83 projectiles were fired during the course of the evening.

Six rockets landed near Beersheba, one causing damage, and Channel 2 reported that for the first time, a rocket was fired toward Dimona, home to Israel's nuclear reactor. One rocket struck a house in Ashdod, and another damaged electric infrastructure in Eshkol.

MDA on Wednesday treated a total of 16 people for injury or shock after a bevy of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israeli territory. According to MDA, two people were lightly injured in Beersheba, one from shattered glass and the other from falling down the stairs. Fourteen more were treated for shock as well, 12 in Beersheba and two in Sderot.

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that IDF operations wiped out most of the long-range Fajr rockets, which have the capability of reaching the center of the country and Tel Aviv.
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#1  total since Wed is as of an hour ago about 250+

Britain came out with a statement, about 6 hours ago, that blamed the conflict on Hamas.

No info yet on what the saudis,etc. are thinking. They are somewhat conflicted in that they suspect Hamas of helping Iran.
Posted by: lord garth || 11/15/2012 9:22 Comments || Top||

#2  updated total since beginning of IDF operation

280+ rockets fired from Gaza
250+ IDF strikes in Gaza

3 civilian deaths in Israel
~10 Hamas, 2 Islmc Jhd deaths in Gaza
~8 other deaths in Gaza (some may be Hamas logistic or other auxiliary)

On Diplomatic side US and UK have been supportive of Israel. Egypt is fuming, Syria issued perfunctory anti Israel statement, Hamas is, thru the Egyptians and the PA, appealing to the UN to make it stop (which is a sign that they are hurting)
Posted by: lord garth || 11/15/2012 14:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Probably just the beginning of a campaign to defeat Iran and its proxies in detail. Last month Israel smashed their logistics base in Sudan. Once Hamas is defeated, expect Israel to turn to Hezbollah. Once weapons and infrastructure there has been destroyed or degraded, then Israel can attack Iran directly.

Here we see the implementation of a classic, and strategic, plan to divide and defeat (note: not conquer) Israel's enemies.

Combined with harsh sanctions, entanglements in Syria, and covert actions against Iranian infrastructure, soon Iran will be broke, bereft, and (essentially) benign.

Thanks be to God.
Posted by: rammer || 11/15/2012 19:16 Comments || Top||

#4  rammer

probably what you said is similar to the soddy thinking -- iiuc, they still haven't made a public statement on the conflict
Posted by: lord garth || 11/15/2012 19:42 Comments || Top||

IAF strike kills Hamas military chief Jabari
Followup and more details in this JPost account.
The IAF struck and killed Hamas armed wing Izzadin Kassam Brigades commander Ahmed Jabari in central Gaza on Wednesday. The strike marked the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense to target Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations in Gaza, IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai announced.

Jabari was killed when an IAF missile struck the car he was traveling in, in the central Strip. One other person was killed in the attack.

Following the assassination, the IAF struck over 20 underground rocket launchers belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad. The airstrikes targeted long-range rockets in the possession of terror organizations, such as the Fajr-5 and other rockets that are capable of striking Tel Aviv from Gaza. Palestinian sources said that six Gazans were killed in the IDF strikes.
Fajr-5: say, isn't that an Iranian brand?
The IDF said it believes it has eliminated the majority of the long-range threat.

"The first aim of this operation is to bring back quiet to southern Israel, and the second target is to strike at terror organizations," Mordechai said. "The homefront must brace itself resiliently," he added, describing Jabari as a man with "a lot of blood on his hands."

The IDF says Jabari carried out and ordered numerous terror attacks against Israel, including the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit and the firing of hundreds of rockets in recent years.
Perhaps his mother loved him...
He was dedicated in the womb to the goddess Kali. He never belonged to his mother to love.
Mordechai added that Gaza is a "forward Iranian base," adding that the latest campaign of air strikes targeted most of the long-range offensive capabilities in the hands of Hamas and Islamic Jihad. He added that columns of smoke were visible around Gaza.

The majority of the Gaza weapons storage sites targeted by the IAF were located in civilian residential buildings, the IDF confirmed. "This is further evidence of the pattern of Hamas to use the population in Gaza as human shields," the IDF stressed.
Typical Paleo behavior, in other words...
Ten people including three children were killed by Israeli strikes on Wednesday, according to the Gazan health ministry. About 40 were wounded. Among the dead were an 11-month-old baby and a woman pregnant with twins.

The IDF has urged civilians to pay attention to instructions from the Home Front Command in light of the developments.

In response to the attacks, Hamas said that "the occupation has opened the gates of hell™."
As you say. Git along lil Gazan dogie, git along through that gate!
Senior Hamas official Izzat al-Rishq said the assassination will not "break the will of our people, nor weaken our resistance," Al Ahram reported.
Having all your weapons blow up literally under your feet may impact that. And if not, at least you will have neither weapons nor feet.
Al-Rishq made the comments on his Facebook site, adding that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is using the "war crime" to boost his chances of reelection, but that it could "cost him his political future."

Wednesday's violence came after a four-day rocket barrage which began Saturday appeared to have come to an end on Tuesday evening. The hostilities saw over 100 rockets fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel and Israeli retaliatory strikes which killed six Palestinians. Both Israel and Hamas sent signals to each other via Egypt that they would hold their fire unless attacked, after five days of mounting violence.
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Southeast Asia
Village leader gunned down in southern Thailand
A village leader was gunned down in a ride-by attack in Narathiwat province on Thursday morning. The incident when Posu Chelong, chief of Ban Lubo Batu, was checking the engine oil and water of his pick-up truck in front of his home. Two men arrived on a motorcycle and the pillion rider shot Posu three times in the head with a .357 pistol, killing him instantly.

Police believed it was the work of southern terrorists militants.

Assistant village leader gunned down in Narathiwat

An assistant village leader was gunned down in an ambush at his rubber farm in Narathiwat province early Thursday morning. Pol Sub-Lt Chainarong Jawa, duty officer at Chanae district police station, said he received a report of the attack about 6:30 a.m. and led a team of police and soldiers to the scene.

Police found five spent cartridges from an AK47 assault rifle in the woods near the the scene. Villagers reported that that the body of the victim had been taken to Chanae hospital for a post mortem examination. He was identified as Ibroheng Taleh, 49, an assistant leader of Ban Namwon.

Witnesses said that Ibroheng was working in his plantation when a gunman hiding in nearby woods fired on him with an AK47 assault rifle. The assailant then fled. He was shot three times and died on the spot.

Police blame separatist terrorists militants.

Imam gunned down in Yala

A Muslim religious leader was gunned down in Yala province on Wednesday.

Abdullateh Todir, the chairman of imams of Yaha district and a member of the Yala Islamic Committee, was attacked about noon while driving a pick-up truck. Two men followed him on a motorcycle and the pillion rider opened fire at him with a pistol. The imam was hit and the vehicle skidded off the road and crashed into a tree.

Abdullateh was hit six times and died on the spot. Many spent 11 mm cartridges were found at the scene of the attack.
Posted by: ryuge || 11/15/2012 04:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [10793 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

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