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Friday, July 31, 2009

Iron maiden

Harp style ! Dude you kick ass !


Drones to target Taliban on both sides of border

What a novel Idea , help rid Afghanistan and Pakistan both of the Taliban and Al qaida ! Not to dis the Military , but this is really a no brainer ! If the Military wants , and says it needs more Predator's then they should get them , Whatever it takes to Finish the Job !
WASHINGTON: In a major strategy shift, the US military has moved away the focus of its drone strikes from Al Qaeda in Afghanistan to the Taliban on both sides of the Pak-Afghan border, the US media reported on Thursday.

To turn up the heat on the Taliban, the US Central Command, which oversees US military operations in the region, is sending a dozen more drones to Afghanistan, according to the Los Angeles Times.

These include some currently used in Iraq and represent a 25 per cent increase in the Predator fleet in Afghanistan.

A preliminary review by the US military has concluded that the command in Afghanistan requires up to four times as many Predators as it currently has to beat the militants.

The aircraft redeployment means Afghan insurgents that have launched deadly attacks against the US will for the first time be hunted down by ‘dozens of drones capable of remaining over a target for hours undetected, identifying key individuals, and firing missiles within a matter of seconds,’ the Times reported.

The change comes after US military commanders concluded their efforts were too focussed on tracking down Al Qaeda targets, rather than strengthening Afghanistan and Pakistan in fighting the militants. But officials said defeating the terror group responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, still remained America’s top priority, the report added.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nigerian Islamic sect leader killed in detention

Awesome , I kinda like the nigerian police Style , kill the main bad guy while under arrest , then tell everyone to come take a look At his body !
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - The leader of a radical Islamic sect in northern Nigeria has been killed in police detention hours after being captured by the security forces, a police spokesman said on Thursday.

Security forces captured militant preacher Mohammed Yusuf, whose Boko Haram sect has been responsible for clashes which have killed more than 180 people in recent days, after a manhunt involving military helicopters and armed police.

A Reuters reporter saw Yusuf at a military barracks in the northern city of Maiduguri after his capture. Yusuf had no visible injuries and was standing up. He was later transferred to the city's police headquarters where he died.

"He has been killed. You can come and see his body at the state police command headquarters," Isa Azare, spokesman for the police command in Maiduguri, said.

Army and police earlier battled the remnants of Yusuf's sect -- which wants a wider adoption of Sharia (Islamic law) across Africa's most populous nation -- after shelling his compound.

Bursts of gunfire rang out as the security forces went from door-to-door in Maiduguri, hunting his followers.

Update from Times online , at least 600 killed

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

US reaches out to second tier of Taliban leaders

Me , I would rather see everyone of the Taliban get what they deserve , A hellfire Enima, ( Would settle for a bullet in the head too !), But I guess others that know better than me think differently .
Talking to the Taliban does not sound good in anyway , so for Gen McChrystal , I hope you are correct in your Assumption that you can talk these dickheads away from their controllers ! Good Luck ! But watch your Back !
WASHINGTON: As part of a new strategy, the United States and its Nato allies in Afghanistan are trying to reach out to the second tier of the Taliban leadership, while continuing to use military force to tame or eliminate the hardcore.

Gen Stanley McChrystal, the new US commander in Afghanistan, provided some insight into the new strategy in an interview published on Wednesday.

Gen McChrystal, who has prepared a briefing paper for President Barack Obama on the situation in Afghanistan, disagreed with those who say that no dialogue with the Taliban was possible.

‘There is significant potential to go after what I would call mid- and low-level Taliban fighters and leaders and offer them re-integration into Afghanistan under the constitution,’ he said.

‘Most of the fighters we see in Afghanistan are Afghans, some with foreign cadre with them. But most we don’t see are deeply ideological or even politically motivated,’ he added. ‘Most are operating for pay; some are under a commander’s charismatic leadership; some are frustrated with local leaders.’

Iran hard-liners warn Ahmadinejad he could be deposed

Man would this be great to see ! Ahmadinejad ,tossed out on his monkey ass . THE L.A.Times
eporting from Beirut -- Political hard-liners warned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday that he could be deposed like past Iranian leaders if he continued to defy the country's supreme religious leader.

The implied threat was the latest evidence of the rift within Iran's conservative camp and could serve to further sap the authority of a president already considered illegitimate by reformists.
The Islamic Society of Engineers, a political group close to parliamentary speaker Ali Larijani, warned in an open letter to Ahmadinejad that he could suffer the same fate as Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh, who was deposed in 1953 in a CIA-backed coup with the acquiescence of the clergy.
The letter also cites the experience of President Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, who was ousted in 1981 and fled the country after he fell out with the Islamic Republic's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Both leaders had been elected by huge margins.

"It seems you want to be the sole speaker and do not want to hear other voices," the group's letter says, noting that recent actions by Ahmadinejad have frustrated his own supporters. "Therefore it is our duty to convey to you the voice of the people."

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nigeria to hunt down Islamic radicals

Yusuf is radically opposed to Western education -- Boko Haram means "education is prohibited." Critics say he has whipped some students as well as illiterate, jobless youths into an anti-establishment frenzy over a period of years.

Sad to say but it seems to be a Common theme with radical Islam ! It is easier to Brainwash the youth of The world when they are cut of from education and any type of news in the world ! , Strictly teaching young kids about radical Islamic ways ,is the reason we have such a problem with Islam today !

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian President Umaru Yar'Adua said Tuesday that security forces would hunt down remnants of a radical Muslim sect behind days of clashes which killed at least 150 people and displaced thousands.

Supporters of a militant Islamic preacher armed with machetes, knives, home-made hunting rifles and petrol bombs have attacked churches, police stations, prisons and government buildings in parts of the mostly-Muslim north in recent days.

The violence was triggered when some members of the group called Boko Haram, which wants a wider adoption of Islamic sharia law across Africa's most populous nation, were arrested Sunday in Bauchi state.

Unrest spread to the northern states of Kano, Yobe and Borno, whose capital Maiduguri is home to the group's leader, Mohammed Yusuf, and has seen the worst violence.

"The situation has been contained in Bauchi and Yobe. The bad situation we have now is in Borno where the leader of the group is residing ... We are going to launch an operation, a main operation to flush them out," Yar'Adua told reporters after meeting security chiefs and state governors.

"Our security agencies have been tracking them for years and I believe that this operation will be an operation that will contain them once and for all ... I assure you that the situation has been brought under control," he said before leaving for an official three-day visit to Brazil.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Military hits ‘suicide bomb centre’, kills 20

Excellent ! I have never understood suicide Bombers , trying to win a fight by blowing yourself up ? It really is a twisted way to fight ! Either way we have dead Taliban !

PESHAWAR: Attack helicopters Monday killed 20 militants and destroyed four hideouts, including a training centre for suicide bombers in the northwest tribal belt, the paramilitary said.

The operation was carried out in Tirah valley, 35 kilometres (21 miles) southwest of Landi Kotal, the main town in the Khyber tribal region that straddles a main supply route for Nato troops in Afghanistan.

‘Military helicopters shelled militant hideouts Monday afternoon killing 20 rebels and destroying four of their hideouts,’ a spokesman for the paramilitary Frontier Corps, Major Fazal-ul-Rehman, told AFP.

He said that the hideouts included a training centre where rebels used to train suicide bombers and foot soldiers, adding that the air strikes were ordered after an intelligence tip-off.

Death tolls released by government are impossible to confirm in areas that are remote and largely cut off from independent media coverage.—AFP

US-China ties 'to shape century'

This is all we need , Obama And hillary talking to the Chinese about our economic woes ! Tell me Mister pres . Why would you hold such talks , when china is attacking the U.S. In cyberspace everyday ? why also would you talk to them when they consistently Send contaminated goods our way (TO our CHILDREN ) ?
And why , when their main goal is to ruin our Economy ?
You Mr Obama , Make no sense !BBC
The relationship between the US and China will shape the 21st Century, President Barack Obama has said, as top officials met in Washington for talks.

"Co-operation, not confrontation" was the way forward, he said, with climate change, security and the economy all areas where common ground existed.

His comments opened two days of talks at a new forum between the two nations.

The US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue is expected to focus on working towards economic recovery.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are co-hosting the talks.

China has sent Vice Premier Wang Qishan and State Councillor Dai Bingguo to the forum.
'Strong coordination'

The talks will cover a range of issues, including halting the spread of nuclear weapons in North Korea and Iran, and creating clean and secure energy sources.

But the main focus will be the economy.

"The current crisis has made it clear that the choices made within our borders reverberate across the global economy - and this is true not just of New York and Seattle, but Shanghai and Shenzhen as well," Mr Obama said.

One more thing Mr Obama , Their is a lot more to the United States than Seattle And New York try opening your fucking eyes !

NKorea Says It Is Open to New Dialogue on Nukes

NKorea Open to New Dialogue Over Nuclear Tensions in Apparent Call for Direct U.S. Talks

If the U.S. And the norks were to have one on one talks , we will be giving North Korea a few hundred million in aid for it , Just like the deal for the Palestinian authority !abc news
North Korea suggested a new dialogue Monday to resolve tensions over its atomic weapons programs — an apparent invitation to the U.S. to engage in one-on-one talks after Pyongyang bolstered its negotiating power with nuclear and missile tests.

Hours earlier, however, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told Pyongyang to stick to six-nation talks that the North has rejected. Clinton said the multilateral framework is "the appropriate way to engage with North Korea."

Monday's statement from Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry marks a rare expression of willingness to talk by a regime that has escalated tensions with a flurry of provocations in recent months, including a nuclear test and a series of banned missile tests.

It also suggests that the communist regime thinks it has raised its stakes enough, and it's time to negotiate.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Spiralling violence unnerves Afghanistan before vote

"Suicide bombs which happened in Paktia and in Jalalabad, these are indications that indeed there are some elements either from Al-Qaeda or the Taliban that want to disrupt the elections."


KABUL — Spiralling Taliban attacks and record Western military deaths have put Afghanistan on edge less than four weeks before key elections that many fear could be overshadowed by violence.

The August 20 presidential vote, only the second in Afghan history, is seen as a crucial test in the nearly eight-year effort led by the United States and NATO to stabilise Afghanistan since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban.

Thousands of newly deployed foreign troops have flooded into southern Afghanistan to try to wrest back Taliban strongholds, but the resulting surge in soldiers' deaths has created a backlash in Western nations.

Violence has spread in the east and north, while coordinated suicide attacks in three Afghan cities killed six people last week, underscoring the vulnerability of the government as the clock ticks to nationwide polls.

"There are major security issues again in southern Afghanistan, in eastern Afghanistan," said Haroun Mir, analyst from the Afghanistan Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Kabul.

"Suicide bombs which happened in Paktia and in Jalalabad, these are indications that indeed there are some elements either from Al-Qaeda or the Taliban that want to disrupt the elections."

4 Suspects Detained in Mexico in U.S. Border Agent's Death

Odd to see Mexico move so quickly , But maybe these are the guys responsible , if so it is good news ! Fox News
MEXICO CITY — Mexican federal police say they have detained four men suspected of involvement in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas.

Elias Alvarez Hernandez, the coordinator of federal police in Baja California state, says the men were allegedly part of an immigrant smuggling ring. Twenty-one immigrants were found with them when the men were detained near Tecate on Saturday.

Hernandez says the suspects are two brothers and two taxi drivers who allegedly worked for them. Police seized four guns during the detentions.
Hernandez told a news conference that one of the suspects told police another man detained Friday with a 9 mm pistol in his possession was the one who shot agent Rosas.

Slaying of U.S. Border Patrol agent in California sets off outrage

This is all the reason you need to " Shoot To KILL " If this would have been the first priority for the Border Patrol , This man may have not been killed , he would of at least had his gun out and ready to shoot ! ( Defending Himself !!!).
It is far past time to defend our border the correct way ! Armed and ready !
El Paso times
El Paso -- The shooting death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent west of San Diego Thursday night has produced strong reaction nationally and locally.

Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas, 30, died Thursday in the Campo, Calif., region near the U.S.-Mexico border after receiving multiple gunshots, Border Patrol Agent Mark Endicott said Friday.

He was with the Border Patrol for three years and is survived by his wife and two young children. Funeral services had not been set.

In a telephone interview, Endicott said the U.S. government also called on Mexican officials to help find the person or persons who killed the agent.

He said Rosas, a native of El Centro, Calif., and other agents, were tracking suspicious activity Thursday night near the international boundary.

"At one point, the other agents lost radio contact with Agent Rosas, and then they found him lying on the ground injured with multiple gunshot wounds," said Endicott, a spokesman for the Border Patrol in Chula Vista, Calif. "The area where he was found is near the border fence."

Border Patrol officials do not know yet whether Rosas had encountered drug smugglers or human-traffickers.

( Chula Vistas , Pet name ?... Chula Juana ! )

Iran vows to hit Israel's atomic sites if attacked: report

Well that is nice ! Iran thinks it is going to be able to retaliate after an Israeli strike ? I'm pretty sure Israel will hold their own against Iran and there is not much Iran will be able to do ! Judging from Israels past conflicts , Iran does not stand a chance !
TEHRAN (Reuters) - The Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that Iran would strike Israel's nuclear facilities if the Jewish state attacked it, state television reported.

"If the Zionist Regime (Israel) attacks Iran, we will surely strike its nuclear facilities with our missile capabilities," Mohammad Ali Jafari, Guards commander-in-chief, told Iran's Arabic language al-Alam television.

The Revolutionary Guards are the ideologically driven wing of Iran's military with air, sea and land capabilities, and a separate command structure to regular units.

Iranian leaders often dismiss talk of a possible strike by Israel, saying it is not in a position to threaten Iran, the world's fifth-largest oil exporter. They say Iran would respond to any attack by targeting U.S. interests and Israel.

"We are not responsible for this regime and other enemies' foolishness ... If they strike Iran, our answer will be firm and precise," state television quoted Jafari as saying.

And I hope Iran does not think it can target U.S. Anything without being Smacked down !

Last British Army WWI veteran dead at 111

Sad to hear of this , Like most of you out there , We watched the documentaries on T.V. , and listened to Mr .Patch ,talk of all the craziness of the Great war ! It was Very interesting hearing his first hand account !
RIP Harry !

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Harry Patch -- the last surviving British soldier from World War I -- died Saturday at the age of 111, Britain's Ministry of Defence said.
Harry Patch, pictured here on November 11, 2008, at an Armistice Day commemoration ceremony in London.

Patch died peacefully at his care home in the southwestern English city of Wells, the ministry announced.

His death came a week after fellow British World War I veteran Henry Allingham died at the age of 113.

Patch was the last surviving soldier to have witnessed the horrors of trench warfare in the first World War

He fought and was seriously wounded in Ypres, Belgium, in 1917 at the Battle of Passchendaele, in which 70,000 of his fellow soldiers died -- including three of his close friends.

Born in 1898, Patch became a plumber before being conscripted to the army in 1916. After training, Patch was recruited to The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry as a Lewis gunner assistant.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Report: North Korea Publicly Executes Christian Woman for Distributing Bible

Nice , Not only do they Execute the in Public , they throw her family in prison ! yes even the Kids ! these rejects probably made the family watch the Execution also ? Just remember , when in North Korea , Murder = Execution , Distribute Bible = Execution , Distribute foreign film = Execution ! the Norks suck !
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea publicly executed a Christian woman last month for distributing the Bible, which is banned in the communist nation, South Korean activists said Friday.

Ri Hyon Ok, 33, was also accused of spying for South Korea and the United States and organizing dissidents. She was executed in the northwestern city of Ryongchon near the border with China on June 16, according to a report from an alliance of several dozen anti-North Korea groups.

Ri's parents, husband and three children were sent to a political prison camp in the northeastern city of Hoeryong the following day, the report said, citing unidentified documents it says were obtained from North Korea. It showed a copy of Ri's North Korean government-issued photo ID. It is virtually impossible to verify such reports about secretive North Korea, where the government tightly controls the lives of its citizens and does not allow dissent.

On Thursday, an annual report from a state-run South Korean think tank on human rights in the North said that public executions, though dropping in number in recent years, were still carried out for crimes ranging from murder to circulating foreign movies.

U.S. announces $200 million in aid to Palestinians

Sure their is progress now , we just gave the Palestinians 200 million dollars to come to the table for a few Minutes ! anyhow , the money will be disbursed to the Terrorist group most in need !
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday there had been some progress toward reviving Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in the "near future" and announced $200 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinians.

Clinton said the money, which is part of a $900 million pledge she made in March at a donors conference in Egypt, was transferred directly to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and would help it meet a budget shortfall.

The infusion of U.S. funds comes ahead of a visit this weekend to Israel and the Palestinian territories by U.S. special envoy George Mitchell, who is trying to create conditions to get stalled talks resumed between both sides.

"I believe we are making progress to create the environment for a successful resumption of negotiations in the near future," Clinton said at a news conference, without providing a timeline of when talks could resume and under what conditions.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad appeared via video link-up from the West Bank and thanked the United States for the financial help.

U.S. sends new alert on travel in Chihuahua

Well that is better , but stops short of what it should be ! An all out "Just don't go to Mexico " Warning !, But at least they are saying that it is not the safest place to be !
El Paso Times
EL PASO -- The U.S. State Department is warning travelers about the resurgence in drug violence in the state of Chihuahua that has claimed the lives of U.S. citizens, activists and bystanders.

Americans should "exercise a high degree of caution" when in Juárez and other parts of Chihuahua, said an advisory, called a Warden Message, from the U.S. Consulate in Juárez.

"Drug cartels and associated criminal elements have retaliated violently against individuals who speak out against them or who they otherwise view to be a threat to their organization, regardless of the individuals' citizenship," said the advisory, posted Friday .
The alert apparently re fers to the death of anti-kidnapping activist Benjamin LeBaron, a dual U.S.-Mexico citizen, killed two weeks ago by gunmen who took him from his home near Galeana in the northwestern part of Chihuahua.

Because of murders and kidnappings, Americans should avoid nonessential trips to that corner of Chihuahua, including the towns of Nuevo Casas Grandes, Madera and Namiquipa, whose mayor was slain last week, the consulate advised.

Mexico "narco junior" teenagers escape jail

Just what Mexico needs , More gangstas back on the streets ! And 20 jailbreaks this year alone ? What a mess south of the border !
TIJUANA, Mexico (Reuters) - Seventeen teenagers, many accused of working as hitmen for drug gangs, escaped from a juvenile detention center near the U.S. border on Thursday after digging through an outer wall, police said.

The boys, suspected young drug cartel members often dubbed "narco juniors," scraped a large hole through a brick wall using an iron rod at bedtime in the center in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego, California, a police spokesman said.

"They made a hole and no one noticed. Then they hit two guards with the rod and made it through the wall," said the spokesman for Baja California state police, who asked not to be quoted by name.

Police launched a search backed by helicopters. Mexico has experienced more than 20 jailbreaks this year. President Felipe Calderon has made crushing the drug violence the centerpiece of his presidency.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Biden: U.S. backs Georgia, Russia must pull back

One day I will get used to the Fact that , politicians always do the opposite of what you think they should do ! like taking sides with Georgia , and thumbing your nose to Russia ! I don't think it is O.K for Russia to just Bulldoze Georgia , but I also don't believe we should supply / Defend them either ! This Will Come back to bite us in the ASS !
TBILISI (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden pledged Washington's strong support for Georgia a year after its war with Russia, urging Moscow to abide by a ceasefire and pull back its troops from two rebel regions.

But in a shift from the uncritical support offered to Tbilisi by former president George W. Bush, Biden balanced his remarks with criticism of Georgia's record on democracy and media freedom under pro-U.S. President Mikheil Saakashvili.

"We the United States stand by you on your journey to a secure, free, democratic and once again united Georgia," Biden said in an emotional speech to the Georgian parliament.

As tensions between Moscow and Tbilisi rise ahead of the anniversary of the war, Biden recalled hearing artillery bombardments as he sat on a rooftop with Saakashvili last year.

"I know there is some concern, and I understand it, that our efforts to reset relations with Russia will come at the expense of Georgia. Let me be clear: they have not, they will not and they cannot," he said.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Taliban group slams Baitullah

It does not matter why , But this Is Just Hilarious to me ! when the people of Pakistan turn on the Taliban that is to be expected , when the Taliban turns on the Taliban ! Oh Boy I can't stop laughing ! How I would love to see Baitullah's face right now ! Dailytimes
LAHORE: Three Taliban groups in South Waziristan have formed a new anti-Baitullah Mehsud alliance, with Ikhlas Khan alias Waziristan Baba as its chief, reported a private TV channel on Wednesday.

According to the channel, the groups – Turkistan Bathni, Haji Tehsil Khan Wazir and Ikhlas Khan Mehsud factions – have named the alliance Abdullah Mehsud group. The new group has already established offices in Gomal, Umar Adda, Jandola, Pang, and Sheikh Autar areas of South Waziristan.

Waziristan Baba, 42, believes that Baitullah was behind the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto. He said he would avenge the killings of innocent people who fell victim to attacks launched by Baitullah. “Those who destroy hospitals and schools and kill our brothers and sisters are not our well-wishers,” he said.

The alliance comes after Baitullah assassinated archrival Qari Zainuddin – who was gunned down by one of his own bodyguards. Zainuddin had been urging tribesmen to rise up against Baitullah’s TTP.

The TTP chief and his followers have said that anybody working against the group would meet a similar fate.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Chinese Web sites close amid tightening controls

More Censorship from the Big hand of Chinese Communism ! Soon the people of China may not have the Internet at all ! ( Unless they launch cyber attacks on the U.S. , Then internet Be O.K. With Commie Controllers ! )
Asociated press / NPR
Two more Web sites dedicated to social networking went offline in China on Tuesday amid tightening controls that have blocked Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites that offered many Chinese a rare taste of free expression.

China's crackdown on social networking sites began in March, when Chinese Web users found they could no longer visit YouTube shortly after video appeared on the site purporting to show Chinese security officials mistreating Tibetans.

The blockages continued through the 20th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the recent ethnic riots in Xinjiang, with homegrown and overseas micro-blogging and photo-sharing sites among those targeted.

Though cutting off access to sites can often be traced to a specific trigger — such as the June 4 Tiananmen anniversary — experts say the fact the sites are not coming back online shows the harsh measures are part of a long-term strategy to pare back the power of the Internet and silence some voices finding expression here.

"I am especially pessimistic about this fall and next spring," said Wen Yunchao, a well-known Chinese blogger based in Guangzhou in south China. "I expect they will be more and more restrictive because they have yet to come up with a good way to manage the Internet. They are aware that it has this great power and they are afraid of it."

'Incredible' new scar is spreading on Jupiter

Very Cool stuff , Looking at the Picture , it would be the Bright spot just above the southern pole , It is an infrared image , so it looks bright instead of dark like a dust cloud !The L.A Times

For only the second time in recent history, scientists have observed the results of an object plunging into the solar system's largest planet.

The object, thought to be an asteroid or comet, left a large dark bruise that can still be seen spreading over Jupiter's southern hemisphere, according to Leigh Fletcher, a planetary scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in L.A. .

Monday, July 20, 2009

Forces kill 114 Taliban in Dir, Swat

Slowly but surely , the Talibans time is coming to an End !
Daily Times

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Security forces have killed at least 100 Taliban in an operation in Lower Dir area of Maidan, reported a private TV channel on Monday as the ISPR said troops had killed 14 Taliban in Swat and Malakand.

According to channel, troops also destroyed Taliban bunkers and hideouts in Lower Dir, and targeted the headquarters of the group in the area during the operation. The channel said three security officials were also killed.

In Swat and Malakand, the ISPR said two wanted Taliban – Fazal-e-Haq and Khairul Ghafoor – had also been arrested.

“Search-and-clearance operations were conducted in ... Talgai near Madyan in Swat and made the arrests there,” said an ISPR press release.

Elsewhere, security forces conducted a search operation in Mano Derai near Peochar, and confiscated 17 boxes of ammunition “In Matta, troops seized a vehicle fully prepared for a suicide attack, two ... improvised explosive devices and one suicide jacket,” said the statement.

An army major died in a clash with the Taliban in Kamyrai near Dardial.

Iranian Militias Marry, Rape Virgin Prisoners Before Executions

What nice guys ! Just when i thought I could not be disgusted with the things that Muslims treat their women , this pops up , Marrying a young girl while waiting for her execution , raping her , and then follow through with the Execution ! All because ... It is illegal to execute Virgins ! Sick Bastards !
TEHRAN, Iran — Members of Iran's feared Basij militia forcibly marry female virgin prisoners the night before scheduled executions, raping their new "wives" and making it religiously acceptable to execute them, a self-professed member of the paramilitary group said.

The anonymous militiaman told the Jerusalem Post that at age 18 he was "given the 'honor' to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death."

In the Islamic Republic of Iran it is illegal to execute a woman if she is a virgin, the former guard told the newspaper. So the government arranges "wedding" ceremonies to be conducted the night before executions, and prisoners are forced to have sexual intercourse with a guard.

Raped by her new "husband," a female prisoner is now fit to be put to death.

"I regret that, even though the marriages were legal," said the militiaman, who told the Jerusalem Post he had just been released from prison himself after freeing two teenagers rounded up during post-election protests.

Some of the prisoners in his care were drugged with sleeping pills to make them docile, as the girls in their custody always fought back, he said, fearing the night of the rape more deeply than their executions the following day.
"I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over," he told the paper. "I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her."

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lunar orbiter photographs Apollo landing sites

And people will still call it a hoax , even though you can plainly see that the lander is there ! either way it's very cool ! cnet

Forty years after the Apollo 11 voyage to the moon, NASA released photographs from the new Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft Friday showing five of the six Apollo landing sites. Shadows cast by the Apollo descent stages are clearly visible and in some cases, the moon walkers' paths can be seen in the disturbed dust.
"We were very interested in getting our first peek at the lunar module descent stages just for the thrill - and to see how well the cameras had come into focus," Mark Robinson, principal investigator of the LRO's main camera, said in a statement. "Indeed, the images are fantastic and so is the focus."

The Apollo 11, 14, 15, 16, and 17 landing sites were photographed between July 11 and 15. The Apollo 12 landing site will be imaged during upcoming orbits.
Launched June 18, the Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter braked into an initially elliptical orbit around the moon on June 23. It eventually will be maneuvered into a circular 31-mile-high orbit, allowing it to photograph surface features - including the Apollo landing sites - with three times greater resolution than the pictures released Friday.

Mexican troops fan out across state hit by drug war

Mexico Has become such a joke , the Military is in no way Discouraging the Cartels , the Body count has hit double digits regularly , and everyone in Mexico is still Afraid of doing anything ! And at the same time we are being told that Mexico is a wonderful place to go right now ! good old tourist disinformation !

NUEVA ITALIA, Mexico (Reuters) - Hundreds of heavily armed soldiers set up roadblocks on major highways in the home state of President Felipe Calderon on Saturday where drug gangs have stepped up attacks on Mexican security forces.

Troops toting automatic weapons and wearing ski masks to shield their identity searched vehicles in the western marijuana-growing state of Michoacan for signs of drug smuggling after the government ordered 5,500 soldiers and police deploy by land, sea and air to the area.

The surge, one of the biggest in the three-year drug war, came after drug gangs targeted federal police in recent days in retaliation for the capture of a high-ranking member of the local La Familia (The Family) cartel.

In a brazen move last week, the cartel dumped the tortured and blood-smeared bodies of 12 police in a heap by a remote highway -- the latest victims of tit for tat violence that has killed some 12,800 people since Calderon took office in 2006.

A video allegedly showing the policemen being stripped, beaten and executed was briefly posted on YouTube, reported El Universal newspaper.

"We've reached a point where the local authorities are tapped out, and so unfortunately it's necessary to call in extra forces to try and restore the peace to Michoacan," said Gerardo Gomez a resident of the capital city Morelia where suspected drug gang hitmen threw two grenades into a packed crowd celebrating Mexico's independence day last September.

China says police shot dead 12 Uighurs this month

from everything that I have read about this , I am surprised that more were not killed ! ( including those on the Han side ) , As for China admitting to something , What a shock !
URUMQI, China (Reuters) - Chinese police shot dead 12 Uighur rioters in Xinjiang this month, regional governor Nuer Baikeli said on Saturday, in a rare government admission of deaths inflicted by security forces.

In Xinjiang's worst ethnic unrest in decades, Uighurs attacked majority Han Chinese in regional capital Urumqi on July 5 after taking to the streets to protest against an ethnic clash at a factory in south China in June which left two Uighurs dead.

The violence left 197 people dead and more than 1,600 wounded, mostly Han Chinese who launched revenge attacks in Urumqi days later. About 1,000 people, mostly Uighurs, have been detained in an ensuing government crackdown.

Asked to elaborate on the casualties, the governor said most of the victims sustained head wounds after they were bludgeoned with bricks and iron rods.

Police shot dead 12 armed Uighurs attacking civilians and ransacking shops after they ignored warning shots fired into the air, said Nuer Baikeli, a Uighur, a Turkic people who are largely Muslim and share linguistic and cultural bonds with Central Asia.

Of the 12, three were killed on the spot, while nine died either on their way to or after arriving at hospital.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Right to Equality ?

This is from an Opinion piece I read , from Pakistan ! Transvestites ! I did not Know Pakistan had such a Tranny problem , so much that their supreme court is making way for protection of their rights ! I could really care , Except for this ,

"Discriminated against by virtually every section of society, this group of people is separated from the mainstream because of a backward societal mindset and lack of awareness about physical and emotional gender-related conditions "

So the Transvestite loving Jackass , that wrote this piece believes that all people that are not trannies , Are assbackwards in their "Normal" lifestyle ! And should embrace the "Not normal " Transsexual Lifestyle ! Oh what a twisted world , Tranny good , Homosexual good , Normal man woman relationship BAD ! I just don't get it !

IN a country where the rights of citizens are abused routinely, the importance of the recent Supreme Court decree that the federal and provincial governments take steps to protect the rights of transvestites is welcome. Discriminated against by virtually every section of society, this group of people is separated from the mainstream because of a backward societal mindset and lack of awareness about physical and emotional gender-related conditions — it must be remembered that the term ‘transvestite’ is used generally in Pakistan to describe hermaphrodites, eunuchs, cross-dressers etc. These people are often forced into the lowest strata of society, subjected to mental and sexual abuse and denied their right to education and employment. Indeed, it is not unknown for families to wash their hands of the responsibility of raising children with gender-related physical abnormalities by handing them over to ‘gurus’, or leaders of ‘transvestite’ gangs, to be raised as prostitutes, beggars or dancers. In the absence of a law or a sizeable forum actively reiterating their rights, these people have been routinely harassed by many, even the police if approached for help.

Transvestite Gangs ? WTF !

I-75 shut down At 9 mile !

HAZEL PARK, Mich. (WXYZ) - The damage is being assessed at 9 Mile Road and I-75 after Wednesday night's massive tanker explosion in Hazel Park.

Northbound and Southbound I-75 is shut down in both directions from 8 mile to I-696 and will remain closed until further notice.

Three vehicles were involved in the accident – the tanker truck, a Meijer semi-truck and a car. The tanker was carrying more than 13,000 gallons of gas and approximately 4,000 gallons of diesel when it exploded right under the 9 Mile overpass.

The intense heat of the explosion forced the overpass to collapse onto the freeway below as hundreds of people watched, stunned by what was happening.

Amazingly, no one was killed. Three people were taken to Beaumont hospital with non-life threatening injuries. They were the 44-year-old tanker driver Michael St. John of Armada, the 38-year-old driver of the Meijer truck Jody Cicero of Monroe, and the 27-year-old driver of the car Saied Haidarian-Shahri of Clawson. All three have been released from the hospital.

Police tell Action News Haidarian-Shahri may have lost control of the vehicle and hit the tanker.

Spy gave shuttle secrets to China

A spy is a spy , and should be treated as one ! When giving our "Enemies" the goods for our space program or any defense issues , Spies should be brought up on charges and the Death penalty should be given ( When found Guilty ) Screw the life sentance B.S !

BBC News
A Chinese-born engineer in the United States has been found guilty of passing space shuttle technology secrets to China, for more than 30 years.

Dongfan "Greg" Chung, 73, is the first person to be found guilty under a federal law, introduced in 1996, to counter economic espionage.

Mr Chung worked for Rockwell International, and then Boeing, until the FBI investigation began in 2006.

He will be sentenced in November, and could spend decades in prison.

A court statement said the judge in California had found Chung guilty of economic espionage, acting as a foreign agent and making false statements to the FBI.

The trial began on 2 June.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Shot Uighurs called for holy war, says China

And the unrest continues ! This is going to boil for Awhile ! Chinas China
Three Uighurs shot by Chinese police in the far western city of Urumqi had tried to take over a prayer meeting and called for a jihad, or holy war, state media said Wednesday.

About 150 people were inside an unnamed mosque on Urumqi's Jiefang Road Monday afternoon when one of the three men tried to grab the microphone from the imam, the official China Daily reported.

The man was stopped but stood up several minutes later, unfurling a green banner, shouting 'jihad' and calling on other Uighurs in the mosque to follow him, the newspaper quoted the imam as saying.

The imam said he ended the prayer session early and ordered the eviction of the man from the mosque, the report said.

Security guards intervened when the man's two accomplices took out long knives and tried to force people to go with them.

As the melee spilled outside the mosque, the three men chased a security guard who was trying to shepherd people away, the guard was quoted as saying.

He said police stopped the group but were forced to shoot the three Uighurs after their warning shots failed to halt the attack on him.

Two of the Uighurs were shot dead and the third was injured, the local government said.

Earlier reports said the three Uighurs were trying to kill passersby near the Urumqi Women and Children's Hospital.

More than 180 people have died and at least 1,700 have been injured in rioting and ethnic clashes since July 5, with about two-thirds of the victims from the majority Han Chinese ethnic group, according to government reports.

Uighur exile groups claim that up to 800 people have died in the violence, many of them Uighurs shot or beaten to death by police.

Of course they do !

Juárez has 23 deaths in 2 days

Despite the killings, Juárez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz said Joint Operation Chihuahua has not been a failure even if the military has been unable to quell bloodshed that has claimed more than 1,000 lives this year.

1000 lives just this year ! yeah that is not a failure ! the Cartels are a little off track for breaking their record this year , so I guess the Military has done something ! The cartels should have at least 1300 under their belt to beat last year ! And giving the last 2 days some credit , They are picking up the Pace !The El Paso Times
The drug war in Chihuahua intensified Tuesday with the slaying of a town mayor, the fatal shooting of a man with press credentials and double-digit homicides for the second day in a row in Juárez.

Despite the killings, Juárez Mayor José Reyes Ferriz said Joint Operation Chihuahua has not been a failure even if the military has been unable to quell bloodshed that has claimed more than 1,000 lives this year.

Reyes, responding to criticism of the federal anti-crime deployment, said the operation has different phases that won't be complete until October, when the growing police force finishes being trained by the Mexican army.

The violence Tuesday reached out to elected leaders when drug traffickers carried out a threat by killing the mayor of the town of Namiquipa in central Chihuahua.
A dozen homicides occurred Monday, and at least 11 killings were tallied as of Tuesday evening, including a man with press credentials.

Also on Tuesday, the body of a man was found in the trunk
of a red Ford Focus with Texas plates after residents reported the stench of the decomposing body. The man's head was covered with medical bandages, and his hands were bound behind his back.

In addition, the mutilated bodies of two unidentified men who appeared to have been tortured were found in a Volkswagen Jetta.

Mexican drug hitmen kill mayor in revenge attack

The Cartels are going back to their old ways again ! Notifying the Persons they intend to kill ! As for the mormon activist ,Benjamin LeBaron , who was murdered last week , why was he even there ? The mexican Military can't stop the killings what made him think he could ? Mexico , it gets better and better !
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Suspected drug gang members killed the mayor of a ranching town in northern Mexico on Tuesday in a revenge attack for a mass arrest of hitmen that already sparked the murder of an American Mormon.

Gunmen shot dead Hector Meixueiro in his SUV as he drove to work in Namiquipa, Chihuahua state, in the latest brazen killing to challenge President Felipe Calderon's army-led clampdown on drug cartel violence.

The killing came the same day that drug gangs hung banners in the nearby border city of Ciudad Juarez blaming Meixueiro and the state attorney general for the arrest of 25 cartel hitmen last month.

Breakaway Mormon leader and anti-crime activist Benjamin LeBaron was murdered last week in Chihuahua for his alleged part in capturing the criminals, generating a wave of outrage among his Mexican-American community.

Last year, drug gangs killed the town treasurer in Namiquipa and kidnapped its police chief, who is still missing. Local media said the pair were targeted as revenge for other drug gang arrests in the area.

"Attorney General ... this time it is serious. We know you and the mayor of Namiquipa rounded up the 25 paramilitaries," read the banners hung across Ciudad Juarez on Tuesday.

Venezuela tells oil workers: join socialist groups

Come now Comrades , join our party our you will be considered a big problem ! And will be dealt with in an unpleasant way ! F**king Commies !
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's oil workers will be suspected of conspiring against President Hugo Chavez's socialist revolution if they do not join socialist workplace groups in the OPEC nation, the oil minister said on Tuesday.

Ramirez, who told oil workers to support Chavez ahead of his 2006 reelection, has long headed the president's drive to bring politics into Venezuela's main industry.

"By now, there should not be a single counter-revolutionary in the heart of our company, our industry," Ramirez said at a rally with workers taken on by state-oil company PDVSA after it nationalized dozens of oil service companies earlier this year.

"There cannot be a single PDVSA installation where socialist committees do not exist," he said. "Whoever is not in a committee will be suspected of conspiring against the revolution."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

US prepared for N.Korea

It is good to know that we have a commander of U.S forces that is confident in our abilities to handle whatever The Norks throw at us ! as for little Kimmie heading back to the Table for talks , I believe we are S.O.L. , With Kim jong-il being diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer (Unconfirmed , yet confirmed ) I don't believe he will me doing much ! Can't say I feel for the Guy , You get what you Give ! The Straits Times
WASHINGTON - THE commander of US forces in South Korea said on Tuesday he was 'absolutely confident' of defending against any threat from communist North Korea.

General Walter Sharp said US and South Korean forces were ready to counter potential North Korean attacks ranging from a land invasion to cyber warfare to a missile launch aimed at the continental United States.

'I am absolutely confident that the capabilities that we and the Republic of Korea have are prepared for any threat,' Gen Sharp told a news conference in New York, which was video-linked to Washington.

North Korea has in recent months tested an atom bomb, launched missiles and bolted out of a six-nation agreement on ending its nuclear drive. Pyongyang is also a suspect in recent attacks against US and South Korean websites.

Gen Sharp declined comment on whether North Korea planned further tests or on speculation that the barrage of actions are linked to the failing health of North Korean strongman Kim Jong Il.

'All the governments around the world are hoping and pushing for Kim Jong Il to change his provocations,' Gen Sharp said.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Is tainted Chinese drywall radioactive?

Would not surprise me one bit ! China has definitely got a problem with the U.S and this could possibly be one of the ways of getting to us , Making us sick slowly and over a long period of time ! The Flood of tainted products from China is just incredible and something needs to be done about it ! Radioactive products ? Lead tainted toys for our kids , poisoned food for our pets ! What the fuck is next ?
ABC action news
TAMPA, FL -- Could tainted Chinese drywall contain radioactive matter? Local health officials and investigators say it's unlikely.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting drywall shipped to the United States by at least four Chinese firms contained a radioactive substance.

Wednesday, both the Florida Department of Health and local independent investigators say there is no basis to support the claims.

The Health Department says trace levels of radioactive matter were present in the first round of tests, but nothing that would exceed normal environmental conditions.

Following the reports, Senator Bill Nelson said “So far, the tests performed by the EPA and the state Department of Health have not detected radioactive materials in Chinese drywall samples from Florida,” said U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson. “But, based on these reports I’ve asked the EPA to go back and specifically look for this stuff.”

Health officials expect the results of their second round of air quality testing in late July or early August.


China's Hu abandons G8 as ethnic unrest continues

Sounds like things will settle down a little in China , though the unrest is just being swept under the Carpet for awhile ! ( Maybe Mick Has an explanation why the Han are pissed off at the Uighurs )
URUMQI, China (Reuters) - Paramilitary police fanned out in the far-flung Chinese city of Urumqi on Wednesday to try to stifle unrest days after 156 people were killed in the region's worst ethnic violence in decades.

Han Chinese took to the streets for the second day running, and even with helicopters overhead there were scuffles in at least one crowd of about 1,000 as police appeared to seize ringleaders, prompting cries of "release them."

Urumqi, capital of the northwestern region of Xinjiang, imposed a curfew the previous evening after thousands of Han Chinese armed with sticks, knives and metal bars stormed through the city seeking revenge against Muslim Uighurs for Sunday's violence.

The instability prompted President Hu Jintao to abandon plans to attend a G8 summit in Italy and return home to monitor developments in energy-rich Xinjiang, where 1,080 people were wounded in rioting and 1,434 arrested.

Monday, July 6, 2009

China says 140 dead in Xinjiang unrest

As  I said  " muslims are just not Happy "  The riots in China have grown worse with 140 dead now since last night , China will definitely clamp down on this area , they have already cut the internet , And have made a few Hundred  arrests with more to be expected.

URUMQI, China (Reuters) - At least 140 people have been killed in
rioting in the capital of China's northwestern region of Xinjiang, with
the government blaming exiled Muslim separatists for the area's worst
case of ethnic unrest in years.

Hundreds of rioters have been arrested, the official Xinhua news agency
reported, after rock-throwing Uighurs took to the streets of the
regional capital on Sunday, some burning and smashing vehicles and
confronting ranks of anti-riot police.

Urumqi residents were unable to access the Internet on Monday, several said.
"The city is basically under martial law," Yang Jin, a dried fruit
merchant, said by telephone.
The unrest underscores the volatile ethnic tensions that have accompanied
China's growing economic and political stake in its western frontiers.

A senior official swiftly delivered the government claim that the unrest
was the work of extremist forces abroad, signaling a security crackdown
in the strategic region near Pakistan and central Asia.

Li Zhi, the Communist Party boss of Urumqi told a news conference that the
death toll from the rioting had risen to 140, the semi-official China
News Agency said. Xinhua said 816 people were injured and hospitalized.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

China's Internet backdown lauded by firms, activists

"This was the result of combined pressure from domestic Internet users and an array of forces at home and abroad," said Wen Yunchao, an editor at the popular Chinese website Netease (

Yeah it could not have to do with the fact that green dam is a stolen software And the company that made the original software Solid Oaks , Ordered a Cease and Desist to all PC manufacturers (Except Mac ) and filed a claim against green dam and China !
One thing china is not and that is Original ,They Consistently steal software and Ideas from the U.S and other countries , They have launched Attacks on many Computer systems including the u.s. defense systems and one that involved some nasty viruses in e mail Attachments to Solid oak the maker of Cybersitter , the net nanny that china "renamed" Green Dam !Washington post /reuters
BEIJING - China's ambitions to strengthen control of the Internet with filtering software became a show of the limits of its power on Wednesday, as activists and industry groups welcomed AN abrupt delay of the contentious plan.

The surprise climbdown was reported late on Tuesday by Xinhua news agency, which said the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology would "delay the mandatory installation of the controversial 'Green Dam-Youth Escort' filtering software on new computers.

Officials said the software was intended to stamp out Internet pornography, and computer companies had originally been told that from Wednesday they had to bundle "Green Dam" with any personal computers heading to stores for sale in the country.

But the order was assailed by opponents of censorship, industry groups and Washington officials as rash, politically intrusive, technically ineffective and commercially unfair. [ID:nN24196133]. PC companies have mostly avoided making firm public statements on the issue.