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Suicide attack on army bus in Kabul kills 16
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Afghanistan
Suicide attack on army bus in Kabul kills 16
Second blast, not the one we reported yesterday.
KABUL - A suicide attacker slammed a bomb-filled car into an Afghan army bus in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least 16 people in the second such blast in two days during a visit by US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.

The extremist Taleban group claimed responsibility for the morning rush-hour bombing, which struck in the south of the Afghan capital as Gates wrapped up a short visit to assess efforts against an intensifying insurgency. The bus was reduced to a blackened skeleton of mangled metal, its roof and sides blown out.

“It was a big explosion and sent fire into the sky,” said Akbari Sarwar, a journalist who was on the road when the blast hit. “When I moved in I saw scores of bodies, legs, arms, heads, flesh everywhere,” he told AFP.

Eight Afghan National Army soldiers and eight civilians were killed according to information given to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, spokesman Brigadier General Carlos Branco told reporters. Another defence ministry officials said on condition of anonymity that up to 20 civilians may have been killed, many of them children, but information was still being verified. Four of the dead were children in their early teens, health ministry spokesman Abudullah Fahim said. Seventeen people were treated in hospital, he said.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [687 views] Top|| File under:

#1  May the soldiers and civilians have gone straight to Paradise, there to await their loved ones, and may the bomber's intestines already be roasting in Hell.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2007 13:40 Comments || Top||


Europe
Paris parcel bomb kills secretary
A parcel bomb killed a legal secretary and wounded five other people at a Paris law firm A second suspect package addressed to the same law firm was being defused by French bomb squad officers. The company shares a building with a law firm that's partly owned by President Nicolas Sarkozy, though there was no immediate indication that the attack is linked to the French leader.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 19:02 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [258 views] Top|| File under:


Trio jailed in Germany over al Qaeda insurance scam
A German court has jailed three Middle Eastern men for aiding al Qaeda. The heaviest sentence was given to Ibrahim Mohamed Khalil, who authorities believe is Syrian. He is starting a seven-year prison term for membership of a terrorist organisation and attempted insurance fraud.

Palestinian Yasser Abu Shaweesh got six years for the same offences. Convicted of the lesser charge of supporting a terrorist organisation and attempted fraud, his brother Ismael Abu Shaweesh, was jailed for three and a half years. The trio maintained their innocence but the court in Duesseldorf heard they had supported al Qaeda plots to carry out suicide atttacks and attempted to raise militant funds through false life insurance claims.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [275 views] Top|| File under: al-Qaeda

#1  They'll get weekend furloughs and be out in six months, tops.
Posted by: gromky || 12/06/2007 3:22 Comments || Top||

#2  No problem sending suckers to explode in markets or ram airliners into skyscrapers, but don't even THINK about cheating the burghermeisters.
Posted by: ed || 12/06/2007 8:42 Comments || Top||


Suspected ETA pair held in France as second shooting victim dies
Two ETA suspects have been arrested in connection with what is now a double murder, after a second Spanish police officer died of gunshot wounds. A man and a woman were detained in France, where the fatal shooting occurred. Reports say the pair were armed and carrying a large amount of money. The arrests took place in the southern French village of Chateauneuf-de-Randon, four days after the undercover policemen were shot at point blank range in Capbreton near Biarritz. A third suspect remains at large.

Speaking on a visit to Italy, Spain's prime minister congratulated French and Spanish security forces as well as the government in Paris. Having once launched a peace process with ETA, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is now rejecting any possibility of dialogue with the Basque separatists who formally ended their ceasefire in June.

The Spanish leader's comments came as Fernando Trapero was pronounced dead by doctors in the southern French city of Bayonne. The 23-year-old had been in a coma and apparently brain dead after Saturday's shooting. He and his colleague Raul Centeno were shot after a chance encounter with ETA susupects they had been watching in a joint operation with French police. Centeno, 24, was killed outright.

On Tuesday, Spanish politicians from the left and right expressed their outrage alongside thousands of other people in an anti-ETA protest in Madrid.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [268 views] Top|| File under:

#1  And what do you think of Obadiah Shoher's arguments against the peace process ( samsonblinded.org/blog/we-need-a-respite-from-peace.htm )?
Posted by: Alex || 12/06/2007 9:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Diplomacy is war by other means, it's been said, Alex. The peace process is how the Arabs try to regain what they lost when they waged war against Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2007 19:01 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
Acquitted terror suspect loses appeal in immigration case
A former University of Arkansas at Fayetteville graduate student from the Middle East, convicted of obtaining U. S. citizenship unlawfully, lost his appeal Wednesday of five federal convictions.

The 8th U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis rejected Arwah J. Jaber’s argument that the U. S. District Court of the Western District of Arkansas was not the proper place for his prosecution. Jaber said the alleged crimes did not occur in the district or within the time period described in the indictment. The court also rejected Jaber’s argument that the judge should have instructed jurors to consider whether the case should be in another district.

Born in the West Bank, Jaber attended the university and obtained a doctoral degree in chemistry while awaiting trial. He was acquitted last year of an aiding-terrorism charge but convicted of obtaining his naturalization unlawfully, making false statements on passport and naturalization applications, and twice using a false Social Security number on credit card applications.

U.S. District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren sentenced Jaber to 15 months in prison and three years’ supervised probation to begin upon completion of his prison term. Jaber also was fined $2000 and lost his citizenship. The appeals court said Jaber twice erroneously led immigration officials to believe that he never used another name since becoming a permanent resident in 1996 nor committed a crime for which he was not arrested.

The first occasion was when he applied for citizenship Aug. 16, 2000, in Lincoln, Neb., the court said. The second time was in informing immigration officials Jan. 30, 2001, in Kansas City, Mo., that he was changing his address from Pittsburg, Kan., to Fayetteville.

In response to Jaber’s arguments, the court said a federal offense that begins in one district and is completed in another can be prosecuted in the latter district. Also, the court said, Hendren did not have to instruct the jury on venue because that was not in dispute since Jaber obtained his citizenship on July 2, 2001, in Fayetteville in the Western District of Arkansas. In addition, the appeals panel noted that the defense did not object to a jury instruction that the evidence did not need to establish the exact dates in the indictment.

Jaber was arrested at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport in Highfill on June 14, 2005, as he prepared to leave on a trip to the Middle East. Prosecutors said he planned to join Palestinian Islamic Jihad, labeled by U. S. authorities as a terrorist organization. During his trial, Jaber denied the allegation.

He also said he did not cite his Palestinian name, Orwah Houshia, in immigration papers — though he applied for credit cards using that name — because he had used Arwah Jaber on all his immigration papers up until then.
Posted by: ryuge || 12/06/2007 07:05 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [449 views] Top|| File under: Islamic Jihad

#1  As for USA is concern the foreigner should never expect justice from their courts,As judges are also Americans.The history will remember this time as the most unjustice un acceptable period of USA history.
Posted by: wazdan || 12/06/2007 7:33 Comments || Top||

#2  Only an imbecile who is the the son of his sister or a muslim, but I repeat myself, could contemplate such logic as poor wazdan. A healthy society would take the treason of one, a guest who has pledged to uphold the Constitution and laws of the US no less, and disembowel him and burn his entrails on the nearest mosque steps. Then feed his family to pigs.
Posted by: ed || 12/06/2007 8:37 Comments || Top||

#3  As for USA is concern the foreigner should never expect justice from their courts,As judges are also Americans

We bring the Canadians to fill in on weekends.

Guess Jaber/Houshia/US-Citizen-by-Fraud should've asked for a Saturday court date.
Posted by: Pappy || 12/06/2007 9:29 Comments || Top||

#4  A doctorate in chemistry? Well won't that make him employable over there...
As far as American judges in American courts? Wow, what a concept...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/06/2007 9:36 Comments || Top||

#5  What ed said.

Where is Zenster? Has he been banned? Why? Anyone know?
Posted by: Mark Z || 12/06/2007 11:31 Comments || Top||

#6  As for USA is concern the foreigner should never expect justice from their courts,As judges are also Americans.

Oh yes, and Sudanese courts have sudanese judges, Afghan courts have Afghan Judges, Saudi Arabian courts have Saudi Arabian Judges, but YOU, wazdan, hold that American courts should NOT have American Judges?

The history will remember this time as the most unjustice un acceptable period of USA history.

History's gonna remember this date and time and comment as being the last damn straw on THIS american camel's back.
Posted by: Ptah || 12/06/2007 12:12 Comments || Top||

#7  Doctorate in chemistry from an American university makes him a little dangerous to just let him run off and join Islamic Jihad. He pro'ly knows the red-wire/green-wire trick.

I think he needs to spend some time in Gitmo after he gets out of the federal pen.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2007 12:32 Comments || Top||

#8  AoS note: Zenster is not posting at Rantburg at this time. The mods had a review and reached consensus on this point. The issue was his style and repetition of posting along with some long-term concerns from regulars we trust. So he's taking a break. We're not going to get into it any further.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2007 12:34 Comments || Top||

#9  tough
Posted by: Steven || 12/06/2007 12:39 Comments || Top||

#10  Bummer...
Posted by: imoyaro || 12/06/2007 12:44 Comments || Top||

#11  Oh, dear. wazdan has just noted the 145,765th greatest insult to the Arabs throughout history. Just ahead of the Burger King sundae swirl that resembled Allah's name, but still behind the Piglet decor in a British benefits office somewhere.
Posted by: Swamp Blondie || 12/06/2007 13:44 Comments || Top||

#12  As for USA is concern the foreigner should never expect justice from their courts,As judges are also Americans.The history will remember this time as the most unjustice un acceptable period of USA history.

Kinda like Sudanese judges and their infidel teddy bear rulings...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/06/2007 14:26 Comments || Top||

#13  The solution is simple, wazdan: If you don't like American justice, stay out of America. Honest, we won't miss you.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/06/2007 14:45 Comments || Top||

#14  Poor wazdan raises a good point, but fails to follow it to the obvious conclusion. Not his fault of course, given the foreign education he was saddled with... At any rate, given that, as he said, the foreigner should never expect justice from their [American] courts, it would be wise for the foreigner to do nothing to attract the attention of American courts. The easiest way, obviously, is never to come to America, all of which is within the jurisdiction of the American court system. But, once having crossed the border into the country, never breaking any laws, rules or customs of the country, such as making false statements on applications or using identification numbers belonging to citizens in order to obtain credit, would be wise.

One wouldn't expect such perspicacity from a foreigner of poor wazdan's caliber, however. Nor, clearly, of Mr. Jaber's, either.
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2007 14:50 Comments || Top||

#15  Acquitted terror suspect loses appeal in immigration case

Good Riddance! If only all of them would lose. The bastards use our all of our systems often and quite well to suit their goals.

side note for liberals... Unfortunately the SF Gay Area Bay Area has a large community of Paleos and other Muslims.

I see them in limited venues like..Paleos own quite a few Mom & Pop groceries located on street corners. They also drive cabs and I see them at UCSF or Stanford Hospitals as patients mainly [the head-rags are a clue].. although several work at these Hospitals as well.

I hate to sound like a old bigoted racist Bastard but Mr. and Mrs. Perfect Progressive American, please come out here and Take home all the Gays and Muslims you and your insane friends can load on a Banana Boat! Have fun A$$holes! [or take em all for a long walk on a short pier]
grrr
Posted by: Red Dawg || 12/06/2007 15:16 Comments || Top||

#16  you say it so much nicer than I do TW!

/~:)
Posted by: Red Dawg || 12/06/2007 15:19 Comments || Top||

#17  American judges + American law = American justice. Little wazoo can't seem to understand that. We've created rules to run our nation, just as Britain creates British rules to run Great Britain, Brazil creates Brazilian rules to run Brazil, and Soddy Arabida creates their own rules. If you don't like it, don't come here. If you DO come here, expect OUR rules to apply.
Posted by: Old Patriot || 12/06/2007 15:20 Comments || Top||

#18  Arwah J. Jaber’s argument that the U. S. District Court of the Western District of Arkansas was not the proper place for his prosecution.

He doesn't seem to understand our court system or our country. Best to send him back to the West Bank for a reality check. Maybe he likes the West Bank court system better--AK47 justice.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/06/2007 15:22 Comments || Top||

#19  Zenster is not posting at Rantburg at this time

Our loss.

Jaber also was fined $2000 and lost his citizenship

Finally, some rational justice!
Posted by: Icerigger || 12/06/2007 16:39 Comments || Top||

#20  Chris e-mail me will you. I don't have your phone number out in New York. Thanks.
Posted by: Icerigger || 12/06/2007 16:40 Comments || Top||

#21  TW scores again in the Word-O-du jour! (Going to Middle French from 1548 is a trip, but fun!)
Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) per·spi·cac·i·ty
Pronunciation[pur-spi-kas-i-tee]
–noun 1. keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.
2. Archaic. keen vision.
[Origin: 1540–50; Sorry Waz, No koranic equivelant
so start seething and rolling your eyes for laughs.
Posted by: Phinater Thraviger || 12/06/2007 17:45 Comments || Top||

#22  Muslim immigration to the USA should be halted. True Muslims will not assimilate. The on "justice" they recognize is Shari'a - which is no justice at all.
Posted by: SR-71 || 12/06/2007 17:53 Comments || Top||

#23  Wazdan:

Please provide me with you contact information.

In my off hours I'm working a draft for a screenplay to submit to various producers in Hollywood. I'd like to see a particular movie made. Call it a docudrama for now. I think the time has come to make a movie with a focus on a group of pro-western Civ, pro-USA, anti-muslim jihadists. The plot is somewhat complicated and nuanced, but if pressed I'd sum it up this way: We win. You lose.

I'd like your thoughts, Wazdan, on how you would frame/present the scene where a convicted muslim jihadist in Indonesia - having just been convicted in an Indonesian Court of law for beheading a 13 year girl for the "offense" of being an uppity Christian ifidel - is given a two year sentence under the auspices of islamic- sharia law. I want to know your thoughts: what picture, in your opinion, makes a greater negative impact (if any) in the mind of the average muslim viewer: watching the convicted jihadist's head explode by a gunshot or watching his chest open up by way of multiple gunshots? I'm curious, what are your thoughts on this matter.

Wazdan...I have to ask...are you sunni or shia? the reason I ask is because a couple scenes in my draft screen play revolve around the sunni and shia. In one scene I have an iraqi sunni boy of tender years alerting a group of US Marines to an ambush by Iranian Shia. The young sunni boy's warning to the Marines (which saves them) later results in the ritual slaughter of boy's sunni parents and siblings at the hands of Iranian back shia. In an entirely different scene I have a young shia boy alerting US Marines to the danger of an ambush by Saudi sunnis. Same result: the US Marines survive but the Shia boy's family is slaughtered in retaliation for his offense in warning the infidel of impending danger.

Which scenario plays better for you and your ilk? Be honest now...I ask only out of deference to your religion. See..in my screen play...in both scenarios...the Shia that took revenge on the Sunni and the Sunni that took revenge on the Shai...well..in MY movie they are found, targeted...and as is so often the case of jihadi-muslim cowards...they all piss their diapers and soil themselves, and surrender while begging for mercy and forgiveness from the superior warriors: US Marines (and Army!!!).

Now pleaae,Wazdan, don't think this is a one sided movie. It's not. You muslim-jihadists are not ALWAYS shown hiding for cover behind the burqas of women and amongst the playgrounds of children. In the last scene I described for you one of the jihadists (either sunni or shia...both sects of your religion routinely act this way) who is so fearful he soiled his pants upon being captured by US Marines...well...after waving the white flag and raising his arms in surrender...well this muslim proceeds to pull out a either a hand grenade and to loft it onto a group of US Marines. Or it's a tickle me elmo doll which you jihadists are notorious for carrying.

Now...in my movie a 21 year old Marine (who recently graduated with honors from a midwest university and who is considering grad school so he can set the historical record straight for the stupid people who have been indoctrinated by liberals on all university campuses for the past 40 years)...we'll you see, wazdan,...he knows "war is deceit" (so sayeth the child molester : Big Mo)...anyway..this young Marine sees the hand of the muslim jihadi rise up with the white flag in one hand and with...something else in the other hand...OUR hero senses danger and fires...blowing off the hand of the jihadi. the object in the jihadi hand falls to the ground and explodes killing all of his co-religionists. The liberal media in the USA take their cues from Al-Jezerra and report that a US Marine killed 15 surrendering iraqi civilians because one iraqi raised his hand with a talking elmo doll in it!!!

Now things are really getting bad for the Marines! The NYT and WAPO and LA Times and CBS and NBC and ABC are saying (echoing Al-Jizz) the Marines tossed a grenade into a group of muslim civilians on their way to CLEAN OUT bed bans in the only Christian hospital in Iraq. No one can address the reason why or otherwise explain why there are not enough Christians left in Iraq to clean out the bed pans in Christian hospitals, but by ALLAH muslims are volunteering in droves to pick up the lack. So sayeth Al-Jizz and CBS, and NBC, and ABC et al. What happened to the 2 million Chritians in Iraq. Did the Marines kill them? We don't know. Maybe. Why have most churches in Iraq been burnt to the gound? Damn Jooooosss, right? My movie leaves the question to be answered by the viewer, wazdan....I hope you'll appreciate that. Don't be too surprised if the viewer concludes something different from you - unless the viewer is muslim or American leftist.

Oh...now the movie gets good...our HERO is brought up on charges of premediated murder - to wit: killing a group of young iraqi men on their way to clean bed pans at the only Christrian hospital in Iraq just after they left a meetng of an interfaith outreach program sponsored by a group of transgender missionaries from San Francisco. Said charges of premediatated murder were brought by: Jack Murtha, Nancy Pelosie, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Barak H. Obama, Barbara Streistand, Kofi Anon, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, John Edwards, Barb Walters, Walt Cronkite, Dan Rather, Katie Curic, The NYT editorial board, the WAPO editorial board, the LA Times editrorial board, CBS, NBC, ABC, Dave Letterman (who just HATES Bush despite his ostensible support for the troops), the girls at Dailykos and the DU.

In MY movie this is the moment of great TENSION....what will happen to our hero: And then...like the great phoenix rising from the ashes....in the midst of trial where everythng looks pleak for our hero...in walks Franklin Foer - former editor of The New Republic magazine -- to announce to all concerned: Stop this...Stop this NOW...YOU HAVE AN INNOCENT MAN ON TRIAL !!!! We at the TNR had a reporter embedded with the ...uh...we'll...we had a civilian embedded with some guys we didn't know. But we did have a muslim reporter embedded with the muslims on their way to clean out the bed pans at the Christian hospital. Our embedded reporter...err...we're not sure how... captured on video tape everything that happened on the fateful day. Our reporter apparently...according to the movie I make...knew ahead of time precise place to be. to..err...video tape the ...procession of muslims on their way to clean out the Christian bed pans...yeah..that's it.. One of the muslim volunteers (for bed pan duty) did in fact have a grendade and not a ticlkle me elmo doll in his hand. The muslim wanted to "share" or "give" (in a muslim sort of way) the grenade with the US Marines. He was so proud. The US Marine that shot the grenade out of the hand of the muslim civilian volunteer...well...it's a war zone...and he should be forgiven for perhaps over-reacting.

Mind you...the fact is ALL of the "muslim civilian volunteers" who - we are assured in the movie by Al-Jizz & NYT et al- were on their way to clean out bed pans at a Christian hospital-- the fact that they were armed with AK-47's and RPGs and AQI lierature/ beheading videos is of no consequence. Good wholesome entertainment is hard to come by in Iraq. Wazdan...do you think I telegraphed the ending of this movie. It's a happy ending where the good guys win and the muslim-jihadis lose. Did you pick up on that before the end of the movie? I'm thinking if I can't keep you in suspense I can't keep Hollywood in suspense, in which case I can't sell the movie.
I can see Oliver Stone or Robert Redford's face: oh...man...you mean the US Marine did the right thing killin' the right guy for the right reason...and Bush isn't Hitler...oh...man...We can't buy into that !

Wazdan: It's possible my movie- if I ever get it made- will not be reviewed favorably by muslims and democrats (sorry to be redundant). But I'm willing to take that chance. So wadan...what do you think of the movie so far? I've got hours of stuff like this. Perhaps we might want to talk to Peter Jackson becuase I'm thinking that to tell this story will take maybe nine hour trilogy. I hear he has exprience in these matters. What say you, wazdan?
Posted by: Mark Z || 12/06/2007 18:46 Comments || Top||

#24  My goodness, Mark -- you do have an imagination!
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2007 19:15 Comments || Top||

#25  Thank you, TW, but what I actually have is a SMALL imagination coupled with a LARGE bottle of B&B Benidictine brandy. God blessed those monks. The Lord endowed those monks with intelligence and creativity. The monks rewarded His confidence by creating something mankind will enjoy forever. I recommend B&B to you and Mr. Wife. Cheers.
Posted by: MarkZ || 12/06/2007 20:09 Comments || Top||

#26  L'chaim, Mark. Enjoy!
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2007 20:35 Comments || Top||

#27  WHy didn't the judge order Jaber deported after his sentence?
Posted by: Eric Jablow || 12/06/2007 21:08 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
'Peshawar blast was not a suicide attack'
The Tuesday’s blast near a military checkpost in the cantonment area involving a young woman was not a suicide attack, police officials said, adding that the woman was used as a carrier. “She was used by terrorists,” a senior police investigator told Daily Times on the condition of anonymity. “She did not appear to be a suicide bomber because there are no intelligence reports suggesting that terrorists are training women suicide bombers,” he added.

Cantonment Police Superintendent Ijaz Khan said that it was not a suicide attack. “She was only carrying explosives, weighing around one kg, from one point to another,” he said.

He quoted a guard as saying that the woman was carrying some stuff tied in cloth. Ijaz said her injuries also indicated that she was carrying explosives in a packet. “The left side of her torso is severely damaged as compared to the right side, which proves that she was used as a carrier,” Ijaz said, adding that the woman’s body was mutilated on the left side below her chest, while her right leg was blown away.

In suicide attacks, he said, usually Russian-made MUV2 explosives were used, but this device was not used in the blast. Some parts of a Samsung cell phone were recovered from the scene, which could have been used as a remote to trigger the explosion. “Either she was going to plant it somewhere or was being used to handover the explosive to someone else while her handler was chasing her,” Ijaz added. So far, he said, the police had not recovered ball bearings or any shrapnel from the scene.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [271 views] Top|| File under: Taliban

#1  Nice to see they're as quick as American cops at saing "Nothing to see here. It wasn't terrorism. It was a fluffy bunny malfunction. Move along..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/06/2007 0:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Boy, am I relieved! Not a suicide attack, but just appears now to be a work accident. One of those things..... Most women over here do not carry explosives around. That's a good idea that they don't. Makes for longevity.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 12/06/2007 1:12 Comments || Top||

#3  All these attacks will stop when USA vacate Afghanistan,these type of things is because of Americans,It will be a mercy for poor peoples to let them alone,
Posted by: wazdan || 12/06/2007 4:13 Comments || Top||

#4  Yes, if the US vacates, then young women will stop exploding. I'm sure any sane Afghani woman would prefer to be left to the mercy of the men who make them carry explosives and who kill teachers and blow up schools. Wazdan, did it ever occur to you that the attacks would also stop if the Taliban vacates? Perhaps Afghanistan would benefit from NOT resuming the strictest Sharia law ever seen in the Muslim world.
Posted by: Darrell || 12/06/2007 9:28 Comments || Top||

#5  The stupidity will stop the day the people revert back to Buddhism. That will be the day prosperity also returns.
Posted by: ed || 12/06/2007 9:38 Comments || Top||

#6  Be nice, Wazdan, or we'll send the evil Hindus in...
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/06/2007 9:40 Comments || Top||

#7  If we leave, will you stop burning women alive too?

Al
Posted by: Frozen Al || 12/06/2007 11:31 Comments || Top||

#8  Here again, wazdan, the solution is simple: Hand over Binny and we'll leave. Oh, and the Z-man too. You think we like sending our soldiers to your God forsaken little hell hole? You flatter yourself. We're perfectly content to let you barbarians kill each other as long as you don't try to make jihad on us.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 12/06/2007 14:55 Comments || Top||


Man killed in Waziristan clash
MIRANSHAH: A man was killed and four others including two Frontier Constabulary (FC) personnel were injured in North Waziristan on Wednesday, residents said. They said militants fired around 17 rockets on an army camp at around 10pm on Tuesday, leaving the two FC men seriously injured. The military retaliated, but a man was killed and his two sons sustained injuries when an army shell landed at a home in Api village, three kilometres south of the Mir Ali town, witnesses said.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [270 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Six, including two militants, killed in J&K
Six persons have been killed in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir, where security forces also apprehended an over ground worker of militants and busted a hideout.

Two Army personnel and two suspected militants of the Lashkar-e-Taiba were killed and two security personnel injured in a 16-hour-long fierce gun battle in Pulwama district, Superintendent of Police Sardar Khan said on Wednesday. The encounter at Ladhermud village of Tral area started on Tuesday afternoon when militants hiding in a house opened fire on a joint search party of police and the CRPF, injuring two jawans, he said.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [266 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Taiba

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Posted by: john frum || 12/06/2007 5:39 Comments || Top||

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Indian army soldiers return after a gunbattle in Liddermudh 40 kilometers (25 mlies) south of Srinagar, India, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007. Two army soldiers and two suspected rebels were killed in the fierce gunbattle in Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to police
Posted by: john frum || 12/06/2007 15:23 Comments || Top||

#3  What is an over ground worker of militants?
Posted by: trailing wife || 12/06/2007 19:19 Comments || Top||

#4  john frum -

You always post the best pictures. Thanks!
Posted by: ryuge || 12/06/2007 19:26 Comments || Top||


Three Maoists killed in 'encounter'
VISAKHAPATNAM: Three suspected Maoists were allegedly killed during an exchange of fire with police in Visakhapatnam agency region on Wednesday evening. Quoting preliminary information, Superintendent of Police Akun Sabharwal told The Hindu that after the gun battle, three bodies of men were found near Edupulamma forest area in Mampa police station limits, about 130 km from here. The encounter took place between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Due to sunset and thick forest terrains, none could reach the encounter site from the nearby police station. Details would be available on Thursday morning, the SP said.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [260 views] Top|| File under:

#1  A close encounter of the "lead" kind or perhaps "jacketed" or "hollow point"
Posted by: Steven || 12/06/2007 17:24 Comments || Top||


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PCHR's Wonderful World of Gaza

Yesterday evening a member of Izzedeen El-Qassam Battalions was killed by an explosion. He was identified as Ahmad Abu El-Oun.
Yes, but was it a "mysterious" explosion...
PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 19:00 on Wednesday, 5 December 2007, the body of a member of Izzedeen El-Qassam Battalions, the armed wing of Hamas, was brought to Shifa Hospital. The dismembered body was identified as that of Ahmad Hassan Abu El-Oun (23) from Sheja’eya Quarter in Gaza City. He was killed by the premature explosion of a bomb he was planting to the east of Sheja’eya Quarter.
Hmmmmm...I guess it wasn't "mysterious".
File another workman's comp claim with Mutual of Gaza ...
PCHR is concerned by the continued falling of victims by the misuse of weapons. The Centre calls upon the Palestinian National Authority to take the necessary steps to prevent the recurrence of these incidents.
Better terrorist training maybe?
Yesterday morning unknown gunmen kidnapped Maher Hassouna from Gaza City. His body was later found in the area of the evacuated settlements in Khan Yunis.
...the Jersey Pine Barrens of Gaza ...
... under the goalposts of the soccer stadium ...
PCHR’s preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 15:00 on Tuesday, 4 December 2007, shots were heard in the land previously occupied by the settlement of Nitzar Hazani. Several people investigated the area of the shooting. They found a body with gunshot marks and the eyes bound. In addition, they saw a black jeep leaving the area. The people who found the body contacted the police, who arrived and took the body to Naser Hospital in Khan Yunis. It was then transferred to the forensic department at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, where the body was identified as that of Maher Mohammad Ahmad Hassouna (46) from Gaza City. He was the owner of Hassouna Accounting Firm. He was killed by 6 bullets to the head and chest. The police found a note reading “we are from several families, and have executed Hassouna for violating honor.”
In most places, this would be considered evidence. In Gaza, it's considered an alibi...
It is noted that masked gunmen kidnapped Hassouna from Naser Quarter in Gaza City at 11:30 on the same day.
So I guess ya could see it coming...
The police announced opening an investigation into the crime.
But seeing how it was an "honor" thing, they'll probably dig him up and shoot him again...
This article starring:
AHMED ABU EL UNHamas
Maher Hassouna
Posted by: tu3031 || 12/06/2007 12:31 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [267 views] Top|| File under: Hamas

#1  This would make a GREAT reality show...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 12/06/2007 20:42 Comments || Top||


Southeast Asia
Father of suspect in murder of Thai marines gunned down
The father of a suspect in the murder of two marines in Narathiwat's Tanyonglimo was shot dead on Thursday in a tea shop. Masusoh Pohtae, 43, was killed in a gun attack while drinking in a tea shop in Tanyongmat subdistrict, police said. Masusoh is the father of Yaya Pohtae, a suspect in the murder to two marines who were beaten to death during a hostage drama in 2005. Yaya was arrested recently.

An eye witness said two gunmen riding in the back of a pickup fired AK47 and shotgun rounds into the teashop where Mususoh was drinking with 10 other people. Another tea drinker Maaeh Susoh was injured. It was not certain if the motivation for the attack was linked to the murder of the two marines.

The attack raised tension in the deep South where about 2,700 people have died since 2004. Elsewhere, officials managed to defuse a roadside bomb in Narathiwat's Tak Bai district. Officials found a bomb planted on the side of the Tak BaiSungai Kolok road.

The 5 kilogram explosive device was contained in a metal box. It had a remote control detonator that could be ignited by mobile phone, a bomb expert who defused the bomb said.
Posted by: ryuge || 12/06/2007 06:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [289 views] Top|| File under: Thai Insurgency

#1  ...fired AK47 and shotgun rounds...

Think dad turned the kid in [you know that 'honor' thingy] and the d'boys decided to send a message to community that no snitches on the Dark Brotherhood, even blood?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/06/2007 8:52 Comments || Top||

#2  Or the victims are finally striking back in the Chicago Way. I am amazed this sort of thing does not happen all the time.
Posted by: Excalibur || 12/06/2007 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Think dad turned the kid in

P2K, speculation on your part or do you know more than you let on?
Posted by: ed || 12/06/2007 9:17 Comments || Top||

#4  Spec by choice of weapon and location. They've already picked up the actual suspect. If rogue elements within the gov were to do it, why in a tea shop in public? It could just as easily been done less publicly to achieve the same effect of payback and send the message to junior. Modus operandi speaks muzzie more than Thai.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 12/06/2007 10:27 Comments || Top||


Sri Lanka
15 killed in Lankaboom
Fifteen people were killed and 23 injured when a ‘road side bomb’ blasted a state-run passenger bus in Sri Lanka’s Anuradhapura district on Wednesday night. The Defence Ministry alleged the LTTE was behind the attack.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [262 views] Top|| File under:


Sri Lanka says 36 killed in fresh clashes
COLOMBO - At least 36 people including seven soldiers were killed in fresh fighting between security forces and Tamil rebels in Sri Lanka’s embattled north, the defence ministry said Wednesday. The ministry said 29 guerrillas were killed in four separate confrontations in the Jaffna peninsula and the Mannar districts since late Tuesday.

Three soldiers were killed Wednesday in an ambush by the rebels after the military stepped up patrols along the de facto frontlin s separating the mini-state held by the guerrillas, the ministry said. It said another four soldiers were caught up in a mine attack in which two more soldiers escaped with injuries.
Posted by: Steve White || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [259 views] Top|| File under:


Good Morning.
Posted by: Fred || 12/06/2007 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [338 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Wholesome, but my pajamas do look nice on her.
Posted by: Excalibur || 12/06/2007 9:11 Comments || Top||

#2  Here I was thinking those were my pajamas on her.
Posted by: JohnQC || 12/06/2007 15:15 Comments || Top||

#3  Rita said "JohnQC, take off my dress," and he did.
Then she said "JohQC, take off my underwear," and he did.
Finally she said "JohnQC, if I catch you wearing my clothes again, I'll fire you!"

;-)
Posted by: gorb || 12/06/2007 18:50 Comments || Top||

#4  Those are MY pajamas.
Posted by: Sock Puppet of Doom || 12/06/2007 21:19 Comments || Top||

#5  Well, they aren't MY pajamas. I don't wear any.
Posted by: Deacon Blues || 12/06/2007 21:28 Comments || Top||



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