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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hack Attack Reportedly Downs Al Qaeda Network

Good news, and bad news.
I understand the argument, and can agree with both sides.
but it sure is nice to hit Al Qaida everywhere right now,it is another blow to the rejects of Islam.
It is not their only forum.


A popular jihadist Internet forum has been knocked off the Internet, and counterterrorism experts say it appears it was hacked.

Cybersecurity analysts say the al-Shamukh forum appears to have been taken down by a fairly sophisticated cyberattack that hit not only the website, but the server -- which is the main computer that enables people to access the site over the Internet.

Evan Kohlmann, a counterterrorism expert who tracks jihadist websites as a senior partner with Flashpoint Partners consultancy in New York, described the site as a key Al Qaeda propaganda forum.

He said it bounces around between Internet hosts every few months, but has seemingly been allowed to exist as an open secret, possibly allowing a Western government to use it as an intelligence resource.

"These sites can be like spy satellites, they're great ways of gathering information about your adversaries," he said in an interview late Wednesday.

"Bringing them down is like shooting at your own spy satellites. But there are others who don't agree with that."

He said there's been a "struggle behind the scenes" in the U.S. government about whether to allow the site to stay up.

Other cyber experts agreed that the site is a popular jihadist forum.

China is already blocking Google +

China not liking the great Google Spy networks new social network Google+.

I can't blame them, I don't like social Networks either.

But as Ironic as it is, China the biggest spy country does not want the biggest spy network in its internet.

International Business Times

Just a day after its limited release,China swiftly decided to block Google + , highlighting once again the country's strict censorship practices.

China swiftly decided to block Social media such as Facebook and Twitter have been increasingly used in the last few years to denounce authoritarian regimes and their repression of the population. Egyptians and Tunisians organized their protests using Facebook and Twitter, driving crowds into the streets and ultimately wrestling power from entrenched dictators. In Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain too, among others, social media has been instrumental in orchestrating political uprisings and denouncing the use of violence by the security forces.

Fearing the consequences of allowing the new social media to be widely used, the Chinese communist regime has banned citizens from accessing Google's fledgling social network, Google+, according to watchdog sites JustPing and

2 Journalists Freed by Taliban Return to France

Two very lucky guys right here.
usually the Taliban prefers to kill its captures, but after more tan a year these guys were let go.
I say NATO should Bomb some Taliban just for good measure.

The New York Times
PARIS — Two French journalists who had been held hostage in Afghanistan arrived in France on Thursday, after 547 days in captivity.

The reporters, Stéphane Taponier and Hervé Ghesquière, were freed on Wednesday along with their interpreter, Reza Din. All three men appear to be in good health.

“It’s lovely to be back,” Mr. Ghesquière told French television, shortly after he and Mr. Taponier were reunited with their families at the Villacoublay air base near Paris.

After one of France’s longest hostage ordeals, President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a statement Wednesday afternoon thanking “everyone who participated in freeing the hostages.” He also expressed gratitude to his Afghan counterpart, Hamid Karzai, for his help in the situation.

Both seasoned war reporters, Mr. Ghesquière, 47, and Mr. Taponier, his 46-year-old cameraman, were kidnapped by Taliban militants on Dec. 30, 2009, while reporting on a story on reconstruction of a road east of Kabul for France 3 television. Their captors had apparently made several demands in exchange for their release, though it was unclear Wednesday what those demands had been and whether any of them had been met.

News of their release was the first public sign of them since a November 2010 video.

NATO Airstrike Kills Militant Leader Linked to Kabul Hotel Attack

If this could only be done every time the Taliban or any of its Lackeys decides to attack anywhere, the Taliban would be short lived.
Actually if they were to just kill any of the Taliban after an attack things would be better.
But hey, dead Taliban is good Taliban.

NATO says it has killed a top Haqqani network leader in Afghanistan who is suspected of aiding militants who attacked a Kabul hotel late Tuesday.

In a statement Thursday, NATO said it killed Ismail Jan and several Haqqani fighters in an airstrike in Paktiya province near the Pakistani border. It said Jan was the deputy to the senior Haqqani commander in Afghanistan, and has led a group of fighters in attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces since late 2010.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pakistan does not know where Mullah Omar is

And now for the official rebuff.

Mukhtar said that even if Mullah Omar was in Pakistan, he must have escaped immediately after the May 2 US raid in Abbottabad.

Soooo... If they don't know where he is at then how can the say that he must have escaped the Abbottabad raid?

Sounds a little fishy.
ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar on Wednesday said that the time has come for Pakistan’s terrorism policy to be revised, DawnNews reported.

Speaking to the media at his residence, Mukhtar said that Pakistan is not aware of where Mullah Omar is currently hiding.

On Tuesday, senior US military commanders had told Congress that Pakistanis knew that Mullah Omar is in Pakistan and were ignoring US requests to find him.

Mukhtar said that even if Mullah Omar was in Pakistan, he must have escaped immediately after the May 2 US raid in Abbottabad.

Pakistanis aware of Omar`s whereabouts: US general

Pakistan most likely knows where Mullah Omar is, the ISI probably caters to his monkey ass more than they did for Osama Bin Laden.

Its called Taqiyya People!
WASHINGTON: The Pakistanis know that Mullah Omar is in Pakistan and are i US requests to find him, two senior US military commanders told Congress on Tuesday.

The two commanders, who will now oversee all US military operations in the Pak-Afghan region, also said that Pakistan was protecting the Haqqani network of militants and had not acted when asked to destroy Taliban weapon factories in Fata.

“We believe he is,” said Admiral William McRaven when Republican Senator Lindsey Graham asked him if Mullah Omar was hiding inside Pakistan.

Lt-Gen John Allen said Pakistan lacked the desire and the capability to act against the militants.

Their responses enabled senior members of the Senate Armed Services Committee to demand retaliatory actions against Pakistan if it continued to protect the militants.

“Do we believe Mullah Omar is there with the knowledge of the ISI and the upper echelons of the army?” asked Senator Graham.

“Sir, I believe the Pakistanis know he is in Pakistan,” said Admiral McRaven, President Barack Obama`s nominee to head the US Special Operations Command. Admiral McRaven also was in charge of the May 2 raid that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

Kabul raid shows Taliban's strength, tests Afghan security coordination

So the Taliban tried a big Mumbai style attack...
they were very sucky at it.

9 suicide bombers armed with guns, and only 9 killed; not a very successful attempt.

The first Suicide bomber took out the cops at the entrance, and allowed the others to slip inside...

“They went through all the hotel, opening the doors of each room and killing the people,”

The last suicide bomber took out a couple of cops and a civilian at 8am.
so at the beginning and the end 9 suicide bombers took out about 5, so 7 other bombers only managed to take out about 5 others.

They are still trying to figure it out, but the news has it as a large massacre, I say it was not that bad considering 9 suicide bombers were only able to kill about 9 people.

Christian Science Monitor

The attack began with a suicide bombing at a side gate to the hotel, killing police there and avoiding heavier security along the main entrance, according to Mr. Mujahid, the Taliban spokesman who says he maintained phone contact with the fighters during the raid.

“They went through all the hotel, opening the doors of each room and killing the people,” says Mujahid.

Afghan police and special forces led the response to the assault, which began late Tuesday night. They cut power to the hotel in order to plunge the militants into darkness.

The Afghans also called to international forces, known as ISAF, for aerial support. ISAF sent one Blackhawk helicopter and had others on standby if needed.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Iran successfully testfires 14 missiles

TEHRAN, June 28 (Xinhua) -- Iran successfully testfired 14 short-range, medium-range and long-range missiles on Tuesday, local English language satellite Press TV reported.
the Zionist regime of Israel would never dare to attack and occupy their territory.

It has been a while since Iran has done something like this.
showing off their defenses and running their mouths is what Iran does real good ( besides beating down their citizens on occasion)
they always have to throw out the Zionist drivel.

Aerospace commander of Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh, said Tuesday that Iran's missiles have the range of 2,000 km and can reach U.S. bases in the region and also Israel, said the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Iran does not need to increase the range of its missiles since Israel is just 1,200 km away from Iran and the U.S. bases are even nearer,

that's o.k. nitwit, we can reach Iran from anywhere in the world.


The missiles fired included Zelzal, Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3 on the second day of the Great Prophet-6 military drills, the report said.

Five Shahab missiles, including four medium-range and one long- range, as well as nine Zelzal missiles were launched near the central city of Qom.

The Islamic Republic began the Great Prophet-6 drills on Monday, and on the first day of the exercises, Iran unveiled underground missile silos and fired Fateh-110 missile, said the report.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said Tuesday that the more powerful an independent country is to defend itself, the more helpful it would be for the security, peace and stability of the region.

In his weekly press briefing, Mehmanparast said that if the regional countries were powerful enough to defend themselves, the Zionist regime of Israel would never dare to attack and occupy their territory.

Somalia: Rising numbers of refugees fleeing to Kenya

You know it is bad in Somalia when the Somali people are fleeing the country.
it is so bad in Somalia, that they are fleeing to Ethiopia.

Islam the religion of really shitty countries.

War and drought in Somalia are leading an unprecedented number of people to flee across the border into Kenya, an aid agency says.

Save the Children is reporting that every day, about 1,300 people - at least 800 of them children - are arriving at the Dadaab refugee camp.

The monthly number of new arrivals has more than doubled in a year, it says.

Aid workers at the camp say the children are exhausted, malnourished and severely dehydrated.

The situation in Somalia is exacerbated by the conflict between Islamists of al-Shabaab and Somalia's transitional government, backed by African Union peacekeepers.

The United Nations refugee agency says there are 117,497 Somalis who have also crossed into Ethiopia - 31,000 in the past five months fleeing from drought and conflict.

Afghan central bank governor Abdul Qadeer Fitrat flees

How Nice, where does a possibly corrupt Banking official from Afghanistan go when he flees his country... America, home of corrupt banking officials.

This is just what we need, the Obamasiah will shoot him right up the corporate ladder in the banking system here.
look out Bernanke, your job may be on the line.

The governor of Afghanistan's central bank, Abdul Qadeer Fitrat, has resigned and fled the country, saying his life is in danger for investigating fraud.

He said the government had interfered in his efforts to pursue those responsible for corruption at the privately-owned Kabul Bank.

Mr Fitrat was speaking from the US where he has residency. He says he will not return to Afghanistan.

An Afghan government spokesman said the resignation amounted to treason.

Waheed Omar, Afghan President Hamid Karzai's spokesman, also added that Mr Fitrat was himself under investigation.

The embezzlemen

Monday, June 27, 2011

Pakistani Taliban Commander Leaves Group in Anger

Ha HA!
The Taliban are splintering in angst.

A senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban said Monday that he is splitting from the group to protest attacks against civilians, a rare criticism of the militants by one of their own.

Fazal Saeed said he is forming his own militant group, Tehrik-e-Taliban Islami, and will focus on fighting NATO troops in Afghanistan. The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, is mainly focused on battling the U.S.-allied Pakistani government.

Saeed, leader of the Pakistani Taliban in the Kurram tribal area near the Afghan border, accused the group of targeting civilians in suicide attacks and bomb blasts in mosques.

We have repeatedly protested over killing unarmed and innocent people in these attacks, but no heed was paid, so we are splitting from Tehrik-e-Taliban" Pakistan, Saeed told The Associated Press by phone from an undisclosed location.

Thousands of civilians have been killed in attacks in Pakistan. The Pakistani Taliban often deny responsibility for attacks that kill large numbers of civilians, but they are widely believed to carry them out.

Gunmen Kill Senior Pakistani Taliban Commander

And nobody is taking credit!


Pakistani intelligence officials say gunmen riding in a car with tinted windows shot to death a senior Pakistani Taliban commander in the country's northwest.

The officials say Shakirullah Shakir was riding on a motorcycle Monday near the town of Miran Shah in the North Waziristan tribal area when he was killed. Shakir was a senior commander and spokesman for the Fidayeen-e-Islam wing of the Pakistani Taliban, which handles the group's suicide bombers.

Attacks on Nigerian Beer Gardens Kill 25

One day civilized people are going to snap.
When that happens Islamists are not going to know what hit them.

Everyone has their boiling point, and it is amazing how much tolerance people have around the world with Muslim Extremists;I see one day in the Future some of these nitwits dying by the hands of the people they have been terrorizing.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria—Suspected members of an Islamic sect bombed three beer gardens in northeastern Nigeria, killing 25 people and wounding 12 others on Sunday, authorities said.

Police blamed the attack on a group known locally as Boko Haram, which earlier this month carried out an attack on the nation's police headquarters.

Authorities said two men riding on a back of motorcycles threw bombs at beer gardens, which are popular nightspots for locals...

Northeast Borno state, where the Sunday blast happened, is one of a dozen states that have embraced Islamic Shariah law. However, outdoor beer gardens hidden from public view remain popular nightspots.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Mauritanian and Malian forces raid al-Qaeda camp

seeing anyone Sticking it to Al Qaida is a wonderful thing, knowing that members of Al Qaida are having their ass's handed to them everywhere, makes me happy.

Mauritanian and Malian soldiers have raided an al-Qaeda camp in western Mali, defence sources said.

A Malian security source said there had been "fierce fighting" at the base in the Wagadou forest region on Friday, including the use of heavy weapons.

Wagadou, near Mauritania's border, is an area where al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) are known to operate.

Earlier this month, Mali and Mauritania agreed to lead a joint operation to tackle the al-Qaeda offshoot.

Powerful explosion near UN office in Gaza City

Why anyone in Palestine would try to blow up the U.N. is beyond me, the U.N is one of the biggest pro Palestinian orgs in the World.

There has been a big explosion in Gaza City near a United Nations compound and Hamas offices.

The blast tore a 2m (6ft) hole through a wall surrounding the UN building.

A BBC reporter at the scene said the blast had been caused by an explosive device. There have been no reports of casualties.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Afghanistan: Attack on Logar hospital kills 15

Of course and as usual the Taliban denies that this was them, Civilians were killed and the Taliban says they do not kill civilians.
They say it was someone with an agenda! Like the Taliban does not have an agenda.

Either way this is another case of Muslims Killing Muslims.

Islam, the religion of,If we don't kill you at your Bus stop or on the streets of a market, we will kill you in the Hospital!

At least 15 people have been killed in a car bomb attack at a hospital in Afghanistan's Logar province, local officials say.

Dozens more were hurt in the blast, some critically. Most of the casualties were civilians.

Militants often target Afghan state employees as well as foreign forces.

Officials blamed the Taliban, but a Taliban spokesman said it did not attack public places, adding the blast was caused by "someone with an agenda".

Provincial official Din Mohammad Darwaish said the death toll could well increase as there were people buried under rubble.

A large number of people had been gathering at the clinic, in Azra district, for weekly treatment, many of them women and children, he said.

"The target of the blast is not clear but what is obvious is that a hospital was attacked and civilians were killed," he said.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fort Hood inspired Seattle plot

Can we trust Muslims?
why is it every time a home grown terror plot is foiled the perp is a Muslim?
I thought Islam was a peaceful religion?

Islam the religion of terrorist douchebags.
SEATTLE (AP) — The massacre at Fort Hood, Texas, and the ongoing war crimes prosecutions of Washington state soldiers helped inspire a terror plot in which two men planned to attack a military recruiting station in Seattle with grenades and machine guns, according to a federal complaint filed Thursday.

Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, also known as Joseph Anthony Davis, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, also known as Frederick Domingue Jr., of Los Angeles, were arrested Wednesday night.

The FBI ensnared them in a terror sting after they arrived at a warehouse garage to pick up machine guns to use in the attack, authorities said. The weapons had been rendered inoperable by federal agents and posed no risk to the public.

Google facing US antitrust probe

No surprise here, the Google spy network is known for their tactics of redirection and acquiring personal information.
Nothing will come of this though, Google is too big too do anything about and and the FTC... just a little bit too ignorant and blind to see anything.

So a big waste of taxpayer dollars to find out what we all know, and ultimately do nothing about.

US federal regulators are preparing to issue court orders to Google and other companies as part of a probe into practices in Google's search engine business, US media report.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is expected to open a formal inquiry within the next several days, the Wall Street Journal said.

The FTC is looking at whether Google manipulates its search results to steer users to its own sites and services.

Google has not commented on the matter.

Google's competitors argue that the search giant, which handles roughly two out of every three internet searches in the US, has used its dominant standing in search to improperly promote its other products, like mapping, shopping and travel websites.

Rwanda: Ex-women's minister guilty of genocide, rape

What the hell takes these trials so long.
either way another conviction, maybe in another decade or so they will convict someone else.


A former Rwandan women's minister has been sentenced to life in prison for her role in the genocide and the rape of Tutsi women and girls.

Pauline Nyiramasuhuko, 65, is the first woman convicted by the UN-backed tribunal for the Rwanda genocide.

She was found guilty, along with her son and four other former officials, after a 10-year trial.

Some 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed during the 1994 massacres.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pakistan Issues More Than Three Dozen Visas to CIA Officers

yeah that will help, how about Pakistan just goes after the Taliban and Al Qaida along with us? that would be the smart thing to do.

Pakistan has issued more than three dozen visas to CIA officers as part of confidence-building measures following the U.S. raid that killed Al Qaeda chief Usama bin Laden and humiliated Pakistan, officials from both countries said Wednesday.

U.S. officials confirmed the move, saying it was viewed as a positive sign after weeks of what the U.S. had perceived as foot-dragging by Pakistan. The U.S. officials added that not all the visas requested by the Americans have yet been handed out.

U.S. and Pakistani officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

The visas are part of an agreement to rebuild counterterrorism efforts damaged by fallout from the secret bin Laden raid in Pakistan. The CIA officers would be part of an expanded joint counterterrorism force in Pakistan focused on hunting terrorism suspects.

Mexico demands probe in migrant killed by US agent

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department urged U.S. authorities to swiftly investigate and questioned the "use of firearms to repel an attack with stones."

O.K. we will no longer use guns! I propose a new method of deterrence,Catapults! loaded with rocks, boiling hot oil to set on fire when dumped over the extremely tall and well defended wall that must be built along the southern border to keep incidents like this from happening again!
And if the illegals are lucky enough to get past that then the border agents will be waiting with baseball bats with multiple spikes anchored in the business end, could be lethal could be not, it would depend on how much the jackass's decided to resist!

Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Wednesday condemned a Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck another agent with a nail-studded post. The union representing agents called the triggerman a hero.

The victim was shot once after he hit the agent in the head with the nail-studded piece of wood that was about 3 feet long and resembled a table leg, said San Diego police Lt. Ernie Herbert. He was about to throw a rock when the other agent fired.

The victim fell on the Mexican side of the fence near San Diego's San Ysidro border crossing, where he died Tuesday night, Herbert said.

Mexican authorities identified the victim as Jose Alfredo Yanez, 40, of Tijuana. Heriberto Garcia, the Baja California state human rights ombudsman, said Yanez worked at a towing company and had a young child with his 18-year-old girlfriend, who is five months' pregnant with their second child.

The Border patrol agents have family also, does that matter to any pos Illegal immigrant trying to sneak into America?
If this POS was worried about his family maybe he should not have been running away from them and attacking a border patrol officer in the process

No Border Patrol agents were seriously hurt.

Calderon wrote on Twitter that he discussed the killing with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting of regional leaders in Guatemala City.

"I demanded punishment for the guilty," he wrote.

the guilty were punished the little illegal pos was killed for his neglegent stupidity

Mexico's Foreign Relations Department urged U.S. authorities to swiftly investigate and questioned the "use of firearms to repel an attack with stones."

The union that represents Border Patrol agents defended the killing. Shawn Moran, a spokesman for the National Border Patrol Council, said the agent likely saved his colleague's life or spared him serious injury. The triggerman has been an agent for three years.

"The guy's a hero," said Moran. "He's a relatively junior agent, but he showed great poise in dealing with a really bad situation."

Geert Wilders cleared of hate charges by Dutch court

A good day for freedom of speech, and a good day for Geert Wilders.
Not so good for the many Muslims that have had their panties in a bunch because the thought that Geert was being a racist!
Any time you diss Islam, you are called a Racist... though Islam is not a race.
If you say anything bad about Muslims (Regardless of what they do) you are an Islamaphobe.
so seeing Mr. Wilders prevail in this decision is awesome,
not that Muslims will understand it.

Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has been acquitted of charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.

Mr Wilders had described Islam as "fascist", comparing the Koran to Hitler's Mein Kampf.

He insisted his statements were directed at Islam and not at Muslim believers - something which is legal under Dutch law.

Judge Marcel van Oosten told him his statements were "acceptable within the context of public debate".

"The bench finds that although gross and degenerating, it did not give rise to hatred," he said.

The verdict was greeted with applause from Mr Wilders' supporters in the public gallery.

Outside the courtroom, the 47-year-old politician said he was "incredibly happy" with the

Supporters of Geert Wilders erupted into applause in the public gallery of the court as presiding judge Marcel van Oosten acquitted the populist politician of all charges of hate speech and discrimination against Muslims.

Judges found that while some of his comments, especially his words about a "tsunami" of immigrants, had been "crude and denigrating", they were legal and a legitimate part of the country's ongoing debate over multi-culturalism.

Mr Wilders called the verdict a victory for free speech and many analysts agree that the scope of debate in this country's culture wars may have just been widened.

Mr Wilders is an enormously popular politician here and the support of his Freedom Party is crucial to the current centre-right government, which is adopting many of his anti-immigrant positions.

With the acquittal, it appears the radical views of Mr Wilders are now more mainstream in a country that for decades was viewed as one of the most liberal and tolerant in the world.

"It's not only an acquittal for me, but a victory for freedom of expression in the Netherlands," he said.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

40 Al Qaeda Militants Escape Jail in Yemen

Excellent, sounds like a good reason to unleash the drones in Yemen.

SANAA, Yemen -- At least 40 Al Qaeda militants escaped from prison Wednesday in the latest sign that Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened them to challenge authorities in the country's nearly lawless south.

In a carefully choreographed escape, the militants attacked their guards and seized their weapons just as bands of heavily armed attackers descended on the prison in Mukalla on the Arabian Sea.

The escapees included militants convicted on terror charges or held in protective custody pending trial, according to officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Mexico declares victory against La Familia drug cartel

Nice, but like the article says the leftovers of La Familia will blend right in with the other gangs.
to think that the drug cartels will ever go away is insane, a victory here and there sure thats going to happen, but the network is far to big and expansive to ever get rid of it, there is also to much money to be made.

Mexico City
The Christian Science Monitor
Mexican President Felipe Calderon can declare a decisive victory in his country's brutal war on drugs.
Federal authorities have arrested the leader of La Familia, the drug trafficking organization that espouses religious ideals, but gained worldwide notoriety when it tossed five human heads onto a dance floor in Michoacan state four years ago. Since then La Familia has made money and wielded influence through not just drug running but kidnapping, extortion, intimidation, and murder.

Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, also known as El Chango, or “The Monkey,” was arrested in the state of Aguascalientes, the government announced Tuesday.

“With this arrest, what remained of the structure of this criminal organization has been destroyed," security spokesman Alejandro Poire said at a news conference.

His arrest follows the death of the group’s founder, Nazario Moreno Gonzalez, in December.

George Grayson, a professor at William & Mary and author of “Mexico: Narco- Violence and a Failed State,” says that the arrest effectively decapitates the organization. But with alliances that La Familia made with other groups, including the Sinaloa cartel, against the Zetas group, many secondary leaders could simply get absorbed into the Sinaloa group. “The Sinaloa cartel will spread into Michoacan,” he says.

Pakistan army officer held for 'links with extremists'

One down, several dozen to go.
Pakistan or should we say Muslim countries are never to quick at getting to the bottom of the obvious, to many issues in the way.
Taqiya,Islam itself, the many goats,prayers five times a day, and the fact that most of these jackass's are considered good Muslims!
They considered Osama Bin Lade a good Muslim.
So how are they supposed to find the corrupt ones in the Military when they can't see the fact that the Taliban are bad guys and Military officers working with the Taliban are the bad guys too.

Islam the Religion of Stupidity.

A senior officer serving in Pakistan's army has been detained for alleged contacts with banned extremist group Hizb ut-Tahrir.

Brig Ali Khan is being interrogated by military intelligence, the army says.

"We follow a zero tolerance policy of any such activity within the army," a military spokesman said.

Brig Khan, serving at Pakistan's military headquarters in Rawalpindi, was detained last month. His family say he is innocent.

The brigadier is one of the most senior serving officers accused of links with extremists in Pakistan in recent years.

"He is under detention and an investigation is in progress for his contacts with a proscribed militant organisation," military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas told BBC Urdu's Asif Farooqi.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stradivarius violin sold for £9.8m at charity auction

!6 million! for a rare Violin and a good cause.


A well-preserved Stradivarius violin has been sold in an online auction for £9.8m ($15.9m) to raise money for disaster relief in Japan.

The violin was made in 1721 and is known as the Lady Blunt after Lord Byron's granddaughter Lady Anne Blunt who owned it for 30 years.

It was sold by a music foundation in Japan for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in March.

The price is more than four times the previous record for a Stradivarius.

Proceeds will go to the Nippon Foundation's Northeastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.

Deadly car bombings hit Diwaniya, central Iraq

More Muslim killing Muslim Violence in Iraq.
again the police forces were targeted, I give those guys credit they keep signing up as they keep getting blown up.
Islam the Religion of blowing people up!

At least 22 people have been killed in two car bomb attacks in Diwaniya in central Iraq, officials say.

The attacks targeted police barriers outside the compound of provincial governor Salim Hussein Alwan, who was unharmed.

Diwaniya is about 80 miles (130km) south of the capital, Baghdad.

Violence in Iraq has fallen sharply from its peak in 2006, although deadly bombings and shootings still occur on a daily basis.

Most of the victims of the attacks in Diwaniya are reported to be policemen. Dozens more were reported to have been wounded.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Pakistani Girl Forced to Wear Suicide Vest

The religion of peace strikes again, sort of.

A nine year old girl forced to wear a suicide vest in Pakistan, this is outrageous.

Good thing the girl got away in time, but the perps also got away. hopefully they will be found and have their ass's packed with explosives and blown up on the outskirts of town or something.

Islam the religion of Murderous douchebags.


A 9-year-old girl who was kidnapped on her way to school and forced to wear a suicide bomb vest managed to escape her captors Monday as they directed her to attack a paramilitary checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, both she and police officials said.

Sohana Jawed, dressed in a blue and white school uniform, recounted her ordeal during a news conference with police in Lower Dir district. Militants in Pakistan have often used young boys to carry out attacks, but the use of young girls is rare.

Jawed, who is in third grade, was on her way to school in the northwest city of Peshawar on Saturday when she was grabbed by two women and forced into a car carrying two men, she said during the news conference.

Police in Peshawar said they are still trying to confirm her story.

One of the kidnappers put a handkerchief on her mouth that knocked her unconscious, Jawed said in an interview with a local TV station.

When she woke up and started crying, one of the women gave her cookies laced with something that again knocked her out, Jawed said. The next time she woke up she found herself in a strange home, she said.

"This morning, the women and men forced me to put on the heavy jacket and put me in the car again," said Jawed.

The suicide vest contained nearly 20 pounds of explosives and seemed to be designed to be set off remotely, Lower Dir police chief Salim Marwat told The Associated Press.

"Most likely it had to be detonated through a remote control since a minor was wearing it," he said.

The kidnappers brought her to a checkpoint run by the paramilitary Frontier Corps located about 6 miles outside Timergarah, the main town in Lower Dir district. When they got out of the car, she sprinted toward the paramilitary soldiers to show them what she was wearing, said Marwat.

"I got the chance to release my hand from the woman and run," said Jawed.

Gates Acknowledges Talks with Taliban

“We have said all along that a political outcome is the way most of the wars end,” Mr. Gates said. “The question is when and if they are ready to talk seriously.”

Good luck with that Mr Gates.
The Taliban are so delusional they always believe they are winning, you can't talk to these people because you don't know who you are talking to.
the last time this happened the people they were talking to did not represent the Taliban and everyone looked like idiots.
Well they will still all look like idiots, until they put a bigger effort into defeating the Taliban instead of talking about withdrawing troops.

The New York Times
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates acknowledged on Sunday that the United States had begun preliminary talks with members of the Taliban as part of an effort to end the war in Afghanistan.

But as he pressed his case against withdrawing a significant number of American troops from the region this year, he said that he did not believe the negotiations would produce any positive results unless the Taliban continued to feel military pressure through the end of the year.

In an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Mr. Gates cautioned that the talks were in such early stages — having begun a few weeks ago — that officials were still uncertain the Taliban participants were genuine representatives of the Taliban leader Mullah Omar. He said the effort was being carried out by American diplomats but did not directly involve the secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton. And he said several other countries were participating, though he did not specify which ones.

“We have said all along that a political outcome is the way most of the wars end,” Mr. Gates said. “The question is when and if they are ready to talk seriously.”

Referring to his concerns about drawing down too many American troops this summer, he added, “Real reconciliation talks are not likely to be able to make substantive headway until at least this winter. I think the Taliban have to feel themselves under military pressure and begin to believe they can’t win before they are willing to have a serious conversation.”

US Drone Attack Kills 6 in NW Pakistan

Nothing like starting a Monday off right.

Pakistani officials say U.S. drones fired missiles Monday at a vehicle and a house in the northwest tribal district of Kurram near the Afghan border, killing at least six suspected militants.

U.S. drone strikes routinely target militants holed up in Pakistan's tribal belt, but the operations are normally concentrated on insurgent strongholds in Waziristan, rather than Kurram.

Earlier Monday, officials in northwest Pakistan said dozens of militants attacked the homes of two anti-Taliban tribal elders, killing at least four people and wounding several others.

Authorities say nearly 70 militants participated in the attack on the homes of Malik Ghazi and Malik Gula in the Mohmand tribal area near Afghanistan. Ghazi was wounded in the attack.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Afghanistan's Karzai: US 'in peace talks with Taliban'

it won't take long to start denying this just like they did the last time.

The US is engaged in talks with the Taliban, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said, in the first high-level confirmation of US involvement.

Mr Karzai said that "foreign military and especially the US itself" were involved in peace talks with the group.

Earlier this month, US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said there could be political talks with the Taliban by the end of this year.

The US is due to start withdrawing its 97,000 troops from Afghanistan in July.

It aims to gradually hand over all security operations to Afghan security forces by 2014.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Zawahiri faces hurdles as bin Laden successor

Ayman will have a hard time as Al Qaidas #1, Too Bad.
Since Osamas death, there are now more people on the hunt for Ayman, that's a good thing.
It would be awesome to see Aymans demise before he can pull off anything for Al Qaida.

The Washington Post National
As the new leader of al-Qaeda, Zawahiri will face intense pressure to launch a major strike to avenge bin Laden’s death. But Huthaifa Azzam, citing personal recollections and contacts with al-Qaeda associations, said he doubted that Zawahiri could command a network of operatives required for a complex operation.

“The truth is, he doesn’t have the power to strike back,” Azzam said. “Sept. 11 was carried out by highly motivated people in many different places. Zawahiri can’t pull together something like that.”

U.S. officials said they have seen no indication that such large-scale plot is in the works or that al-Qaeda remains capable of such an attack.

“It’s not like they were only half-heartedly trying to attack us until bin Laden was killed,” a second U.S. counterterrorism official said. “This is an organization with one main mission: to attack the United States. The harder they try, the more risks they’re going to have to take.”

U.S. intelligence officials said that Zawahiri is presumed to be hiding in Pakistan. The trove of materials found at the compound where bin Laden was killed has not provided significant new clues to Zawahiri’s location. But officials said the completion of the decade-long bin Laden manhunt has freed up intelligence resources to pursue other targets, including Zawahiri.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Iranian 'Moral Police' Enforcing 'Un-Islamic' Dress Code

70,000 moral police hitting the streets, and the citizens of Iran.
How nice
Islam the Religion of stupidity.


Iranian men better stay away from the jewelry box.

Iran has deployed thousands of "moral police" to patrol the streets of Tehran, cracking down on men wearing necklaces and going after women for wearing loose-fitting head scarves, tightened overcoats and shortened pants that show skin, according to The Guardian.

The Iranian parliament says the garb is "un-Islamic" and the crackdown is aimed at combating "the western cultural invasion."

More than 70,000 trained forces were sent out on the streets in Tehran and other cities to enforce the plan, according to the U.K. paper.

"The enforcement of the moral security plan was requested by the nation and it will be continued until people's concerns are properly addressed," said Ahmadreza Radan, the deputy commander of the Iranian police, according to The Guardian.

The head of the "moral police" is appointed by Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said previously he is against this sort of crackdown.

Residents in the Iranian capital say the crackdown is just spreading fear among the population.

"It's not only about clamping down on clothing, but they are spreading panic and fear by sending out this much of police into the streets under the name of this plan, to control the society. It's unbelievable to see a regime that is not only concerned about its own survival, but it goes into your personal life and interferes in that," one resident told the paper.

Ayman al-Zawahiri appointed as al-Qaeda leader

Well duh!
like Ayman would not be #1 after the Demise of the OBL, he has been #2 for so long he has to be #1, how would you feel being #2 for a real long time?

Anyway, Congratulations Ayman, You have now moved up within Al Qaida, watch your back, some of your bitches do not like you very much, and you have also moved up a notch on our list as well.

May a hellfire find you soon.


The long-serving second-in-command of al-Qaeda, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has been appointed its head following the death of Osama Bin Laden, the militant organisation said in a statement.

Bin Laden was killed by US forces in Pakistan in early May.

Al-Qaeda warned it would continue to fight a holy war against the US and Israel under Zawahiri's direction.

Analysts say Egyptian-born Zawahiri, 59, is intelligent but lacks the charisma of his predecessor.

He is claimed by some experts to have been the "operational brains" behind the 9/11 attacks on the US.

Riots after Canucks' Stanley Cup defeat

Son of a bitch, waking from my sound sleep this morning I thought Canada had joined the Muslim world and started to overthrow the Canadian Government.
But no, the Canucks had their ass's handed to them last night and lost game 7, And the Stanley Cup!
That and they ran out of labatts and Molson, the combo of the two traumatic experiences was just to much for the Canadian people to handle.
Maybe next year Canada, you will have a team worthy of the Stanley Cup, but once again an American team owns it for now.

Riot police in Vancouver used tear gas to quell violence that broke out after the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup.

Cars were set on fire and shops were looted following the ice hockey team's 4-0 defeat to the Boston Bruins.

Mobs of angry fans roamed central Vancouver after the game, as thick acrid smoke rose over the city centre.

Similar riots broke out in the Canadian city after the Canucks lost the Stanley Cup in 1994.

Record crowds of supporters gathered in the heart of the city on Wednesday in the hope of seeing their team - the favourites - secure the Stanley Cup and be crowned winners of the National Hockey League (NHL).

But hope quickly turned to gloom after the Boston Bruins scored first and then went on to secure an emphatic victory.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hello Wisconsin.

Normal people 1, unions and idjits 0.
I expect a huge backlash from this ruling even though it came from the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
the Unions, the Teachers, the derelicts, are most likely going into meltdown mode and are working on their next unruly protests and public political movement.

Wisconsin's highest court has ruled that a controversial measure curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers in the state can take effect.

The supreme court on Tuesday overturned a lower court ruling that Republican legislators violated the state's open meetings law when they passed the measure in March.

The law eliminates most collective bargaining rights for public workers and requires them to pay more for pensions and health coverage. It prompted a national debate over unions.

It was passed by the Republican-controlled legislature and signed by the governor, Scott Walker, in March despite the largest public protests in Madison since the Vietnam war.

In May a circuit court judge hearing one of several challenges against the measure voided it, accepting the argument that Republican legislators had violated Wisconsin's strict open meetings law.

But in its ruling on Tuesday the supreme court said the judge had overstepped her authority and violated the separation of powers in the state constitution.

Poll says Afghanistan 'most dangerous' for women

But I thought in Islam the men treat their women real good, even cherish them.
Boy Islam sure does say one thing but mean another.

Afghanistan is the most dangerous country for women, an international poll of experts on gender issues says.

High levels of violence, poor healthcare and poverty make Afghanistan the worst place for women, the study by the Thomson-Reuters Foundation says.

The survey places the Democratic Republic of Congo and Pakistan in second and third positions.

India is rated the fourth most dangerous country due to high levels of female foeticide and sex trafficking.

Somalia ranked fifth in the survey.

Pakistan 'arrests CIA informants in Bin Laden raid'

Pakistan is very helpful in the war on terror!
yep the are uncooperative at times they tip off all the bomb makers, they inform who ever we are going after that we are coming ... so they can flee.
And now they arrest anyone who is helping us.
Yep they are very helpful in the war on terror... just not for the good guys.

Pakistan has arrested five alleged informants for the CIA who helped in the US raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in northern Pakistan in May, US media report.

Among those held by the intelligence agency, the ISI, was the owner of a safe house rented to the CIA to watch Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, the New York Times reported.

The raid strained US-Pakistan ties.

US President Barack Obama said "someone" was protecting Bin Laden.

Pakistan has denied knowing Bin Laden's whereabouts.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hamas nominates Haniyeh to head government

And so it starts, The reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah turns a little south.

Palestinian factions to discuss makeup of transitional government, identity of new prime minister

Several days after Fatah nominated Salam Fayyad to head the new Palestinian government, Hamas announced it was pushing for Ismail Haniyeh's appointment.

According to the London-based al-Hayat newspaper, a senior Hamas element said that as far as the Islamist group is concerned, Haniyeh will head the new Palestinian government. Fatah and Hamas representatives are slated to meet Tuesday and discuss the makeup of the new government.

Earlier this week, Fatah movement nominated Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to head a transitional Palestinian government which was met by Hamas opposition.

Hamas official Dr. Salah Bardawil said Sunday that the movement will oppose such a move by Fatah: "We will not hand over the unity government to Fayyad, who has driven the West Bank into debt," he said.

Iraq: Gunmen storm Baquba council, killing eight

it is pretty clear that I raq is not going to settle down, Al Qaida will not let that happen.
To bad we have to stay there and wipe their ass's a bit longer because it ultimately will not make a difference.
Islam breeds violence and hatred.

Gunmen have stormed an Iraqi provincial council building in the central city of Baquba, killing at least eight people and wounding dozens.

Officials say the death toll is likely to rise as attackers are still inside the building.

Two car bombs exploded outside the building, allowing insurgents to storm the headquarters during a weekly council meeting, reports say.

Twin suicide blasts were also reported to have gone off inside the building.

Witnesses at the scene reported clashes inside the compound between the insurgents, armed with machine guns, and Iraqi security forces.

Several people were taken hostage, reports say.

Monday, June 13, 2011

U.S. Intercepts North Korean Ship Carrying Missiles to Burma

The Norks up to the same old crap again, you would think they would not even try anymore but they still do.
I wonder how many shipments they have been successful with?

The US Navy intercepted a North Korean ship suspected of carrying missiles to Burma, forcing it to return to the rogue nuclear state, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported Monday.

The vessel, The Light, was Sunday reported to have returned to North Korea after drifting in international waters.

Gary Samore, the special assistant to President Barack Obama for arms control and weapons of mass destruction, said the US suspected that the vessel was heading to Burma to deliver military equipment such as small arms and missile-related items, according to the report.

Afghanistan Afghanistan, Pakistan to Target Taliban Hideouts

"The message is that people who want to take part in the peace process should have the way cleared for them,"

"To those that think war is the only means to reach their goals, there should not be a hide-out for them to continue their war."

Those are the most common sense words ever to come out of Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Something must be wrong.

Pakistan has agreed to target the hide-outs of Taliban fighters and other insurgents who attack neighboring Afghanistan and refuse to take part in faltering peace talks, Afghan officials said Sunday.

Many of the Taliban's key leaders are thought to be hiding in Pakistan, and the threat of military strikes could be used to pressure fighters to negotiate. Still, how strong Pakistan will go after the Taliban remains in question, and there was no immediate confirmation of the agreement from the Pakistani government.

Taliban fighters and other groups have long used Pakistan's tribal areas to launch attacks on NATO troops in neighboring Afghanistan, a point of contention between the two nations.

"The message is that people who want to take part in the peace process should have the way cleared for them," said Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, secretary of a peace council set up by Afghanistan's president. "To those that think war is the only means to reach their goals, there should not be a hide-out for them to continue their war."

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Fazul Abdullah Mohammed: Death is 'blow' for al-Qaeda

Yes, what a great way to start off a Sunday with news of the death of an Al Qaida reject,
Well, how about the death of an Al Qaida reject that was the mastermind behind the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Nairobi that killed 250 People.
Rot in hell you POS.


US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the death of top African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a "significant blow" to the group.

He and another militant were killed earlier this week in a shootout with police at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, officials said.

Mr Mohammed was the most wanted man in Africa, with a $5m bounty on his head.

He was suspected of having played a key role in the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, which killed 224 people.

Palestinian faction Hamas rejects Fatah nominee for PM

Is this not how the split came about with these idiots? I seem to remember the same crap out of These Morons years ago, each side rejecting the others choice for PM, Leader, Head dipshit, Whatever it was, they disagreed.
So here they go again.
Can they put aside their differences this time? Can they come together as one and really do something with Palestine? or will they start bickering again leaving Palestine in utter turmoil.
I say Utter turmoil, it is all they know.

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has rejected its rival Fatah's nomination of Salam Fayyad as prime minister in a transitional government.

The decision came hours after Fatah agreed to back Mr Fayyad, who currently heads the Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank.

Delegates from the two factions are due to meet on Tuesday in Cairo to agree the make-up of the new government.

Fatah and Hamas signed a deal in May ending their four-year split.

The agreement paved the way for a joint interim government ahead of national elections next year.

Deadly blasts at market in Pakistani city of Peshawar

The Taliban continue with their campaign of teaching the U.S. And the Pakistani Government a lesson by Blowing up those rejects that dare go shopping at the Market, the nerve of these shoppers is unbelievable.
Islam The religion of peace.

At least 34 people have been killed and 90 wounded after two explosions ripped through a market in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.

The blasts occurred just after midnight in an area of the city that is home to political offices and army housing.

The number of attacks by militants in Pakistan has risen sharply since al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was killed in a US commando raid last month.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

US intelligence to Pakistan compromised

And is anyone surprised about this?
This is the reason the U.S. kept Pakistan in the dark about Osama Bin Laden.
WASHINGTON: US intelligence officials have twice handed Islamabad tips about insurgent bomb-making factories, only to find them abandoned before Pakistani troops arrived, The Washington Post reported Friday.

The vacated factories have led US officials to question whether the information had been mistakenly leaked in recent weeks or whether the insurgents had been directly warned by Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency, according to the report.

Relations between the two longtime allies have been seriously strained since US commandos raided a compound just a mile from a prestigious military academy deep in Pakistan, killing al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, who had been living there undetected for years.

The United States has been trying to bolster its relationship with Pakistan since the May 2 raid, and the information sharing with Islamabad is part of that effort.

The Post said Pakistani officials were given surveillance video in mid-May that located two bomb-making plants in the remote tribal areas of North and South Waziristan.

But by the time Pakistani troops arrived on June 4, the sites had been vacated.

A senior Pakistani military official said the United States had shared information about weapons storage facilities as well, but these had also been found empty.

“There is a suspicion that perhaps there was a tip-off,” the official told the newspaper.

“It’s being looked into by our people, and certainly anybody involved will be taken to task.” The ISI was formed in 1948 shortly after independence from British rule, and has played a key role in Pakistan, which has spent more than half its 64-years existence under military rule.

Somali minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan killed by niece

Might as well keep it in the family!

Somali Interior Minister Abdi Shakur Sheikh Hassan has been killed in a suicide attack at his home in the capital, Mogadishu.

Officials say the bomber was his own teenage niece, who had joined the Islamist militant group al-Shabab.

The group said it carried out the attack and said more would follow.

Afghanistan: Sixteen dead in Kandahar blast

The Taliban teaching the Innocent people of Afghanistan a lesson one Explosion at a time.

Sixteen people, including children, died when their vehicle was blown up in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province, the Interior Ministry says.

The attack took place in Arghandab district, an unstable area with a strong Taliban presence.

This is the latest of several deadly attacks.

The UN says May was the worst month for civilian casualties in Afghanistan since 2007.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Indian Maoist militants kill 15 police in double attack

Terrorism seems to be the fad wherever you look, some group somewhere is always looking to blow someone or something up.
RAIPUR, India: Maoist militants killed 15 police officers in the jungles of India’s central state of Chhattisgarh in two separate bomb blasts, police said on Friday, as the insurgents continued a fresh round of violent attacks on security forces.

A bomb attack on two security vehicle killed 10 police and injured three early on Friday morning, a senior police officer said, hours after insurgents shot dead five state policemen in a raid on an armed forces camp.

Both the attacks were carried out in forested areas of the mineral rich region where the Maoists are mainly active, and where widespread violence has worried investors and disrupted mining and rail transport.

“It was a massive blast,” Ram Niwas, additional director general of police (Maoist operation), told Reuters.

The anti-landmine vehicle was tossed up in the air by the blast before it landed in pieces, Niwas said. The attack took place 400 kilometres from the state capital, Raipur.

Iraq Shiite Group Claims Attack on U.S. Troops

So Hezbollah in Iraq are responsible for the deaths of US Military personnel, it is bad enough that Al Qaida remnants are still scattered throughout Iraq and every other radical Islamist with the Jihad bug up their ass are killing people on a regular basis, Hezbollah is running around doing the same thing.
I would love to see the US Military pull out of Iraq, just to see what happens, when all the dancing in the streets is over and their Radicals start their Killing spree, what are they Iraqi people gonna say then?

A Shiite militia group in Iraq says it is responsible for a deadly attack earlier this week that killed five American troops.

Kataib Hezbollah posted the claim on their website late Thursday.

The American military announced the deaths of the five American soldiers Monday, and said their base was hit by indirect fire, a military term for rockets and mortars.

The Iranian-backed group Kataib Hezbollah is one of three main Shiite militias operating in Iraq.

Iraq will ask US troops to stay post-2011, says Panetta

Drag it out some more eh?
It is obvious that the Iraqi security forces are better than they were, they still are way to immature to protect Iraq on their own.
but the bigger problem is the people they are protecting against.
How are you supposed to defend against the members of Al Qaida when they blend in with your neighbors?
Regardless of whether we are there or not Iraq will always be violent.

Iraq will ask the US to keep troops in the country beyond an end-of-2011 pullout deadline, says the nominee to be the next US defence secretary.

Outgoing CIA director Leon Panetta said he had "every confidence that a request like that will be forthcoming".

Mr Panetta was speaking at a US Senate committee considering his nomination.

The US currently has about 47,000 troops in Iraq, none in a combat role. Under a 2008 deal, they are expected to leave by 31 December 2011.

"It's clear to me that Iraq is considering the possibility of making a request for some kind of [troop] presence to remain there [in Iraq]," Mr Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.

He said that whether that happened depended on what Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki might ask for.

But if Baghdad did make such a request, he added, Washington should say yes.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

U.S. Steps Up Covert Strikes in Yemen

Nice to see we are going after Al Qaida in Yemen, this is the biggest cesspool around and is ripe for the pickens.
Anwar "Al lacky" should be toast soon.

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has intensified the covert U.S. war in Yemen, hitting militant suspects with armed drones and fighter jets, The New York Times reported late Wednesday.

The accelerated campaign has occurred in recent weeks as violent conflict in Yemen has left the government in Sanaa struggling to cling to power, the Times said.

The report, posted on the newspaper's website, said Yemeni troops that had been battling militants linked to Al Qaeda in the south have been pulled back to the capital. American officials hope the strikes will help prevent militants from consolidating power.

A drone strike by U.S. special operations forces on May 5 targeted U.S.-born Al Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, but a malfunction caused rockets to miss him by a matter of minutes, two U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters.

The recent operations come after a nearly yearlong pause in American airstrikes, which were halted amid concerns that poor intelligence had led to bungled missions and civilian deaths that were undercutting the goals of the secret campaign.

Teen Survives Being Shot, Dangled From Bridge in Mexico

The luckiest man in Mexico today, he was tortured shot and then hanged from a highway overpass.
to bad he needs to go into hiding immediately before the cartel catch up with him in the hospital and finish the job.
They are still saying that it is about 35,000 dead in the cartel wars, but it is very close to 40,000, 35,000 does not sound as bad.

MONTERREY, Mexico -- A kicking, screaming teenager with a gunshot wound was found dangling from a rope over a busy highway Wednesday in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey. Police said another man alongside him was dead by the time rescuers arrived and a third was found dead below.

Witnesses told police a group of gunmen descended from a vehicle and hanged the men off a bridge around 10 a.m., stopping traffic along one of the busiest routes in Mexico's third-largest city, which has been plagued by drug-gang violence.

All three of the men had been shot and tortured, and their hands were bound with duct tape, according to a Nuevo Leon state police investigator who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case.

The dead man, estimated to be in his early 20s, dangled lifelessly in a blue shirt and plaid shorts. Bound in his hands was bound a cellphone, a possible sign that he was considered an informant.

Police said none of the victims had been identified.

Two other men, one with a foot cut off, were hanged by their necks from a pedestrian bridge Sunday in Monterrey. Both died.

The city has seen a spike of violence since the Gulf and Zeta cartels began fighting for control of drug traffic there two years ago.

In the Pacific resort of Acapulco, police unearthed the bodies of two women and eight men in a mass grave Wednesday, officials said. Acapulco also has been the scene of bloody cartel turf battles.

Afghanistan wedding party attack kills nine

Not the jind of wedding party I want to go to.

Nine people have been killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen on a wedding party in Afghanistan, officials say.

The gunmen opened fire on a house in Dur Baba district in eastern Nangarhar province where a family was celebrating.

No one has admitted carrying out the attack.

A spokesman for the province said that the cousin of the groom was the chief administrator of the district.

Among the dead were the groom, his father and one of his brothers, district administrator Hamisha Gul told the Associated Press news agency.

He said about 20 men had gathered to celebrate the marriage, which was scheduled for Thursday, when the attack happened.

Mr Gul said the gunmen briefly held one of the men at the party, saying he was an "American spy".

The attckers also set fire to a house and car in the neighbourhood, reports said.

Deadly militant attack on Pakistan security checkpoint

Just another day in Pakistan.
The Taliban terrorizes the country, attacks a security check point and kills eight innocent people just doing their job.

More than 100 militants have stormed a security checkpoint in north-western Pakistan, killing at least eight soldiers, officials say.

At least 12 insurgents were also reported killed in the overnight gun battle that lasted some hours.

The attack happened near the town of Makeen in the tribal district of South Waziristan, near the Afghan border.

The area has seen a surge in missile strikes by US drone planes in recent days.

Only a few days ago, locals and officials said a US drone attack in South Waziristan had killed a top al-Qaeda militant, Ilyas Kashmiri.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pakistani Intel: U.S. Missile Strike Kills 23

Excellent, another winning round of predator strikes.
Obviously there is some good Intel coming from somewhere, maybe not High Level Targets but targets no less.
More dead bad guys please.

PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A pair of U.S. missile strikes hit a vehicle and a compound Wednesday in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 23 suspected militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The two missile strikes were the fourth and fifth of the week, and the latest sign that the U.S. has no intention of abandoning the tactic despite public disapproval in Pakistan and a downturn in relations between Islamabad and Washington following the American raid that killed Usama bin Laden.

The strikes occurred within minutes of each other, the four Pakistani intelligence officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media.

One missile hit a vehicle carrying five men, while the other struck a nearby compound, killing 18 people in the Shawal area, which lies along the border that separates the South and North Waziristan tribal regions.

Both regions are home to myriad militant groups, including several involved in attacks on Western forces across the border in Afghanistan.

The area hit Wednesday was on the North Waziristan side, in territory under the control of Hafiz Gul Bahadur, a warlord involved in the Afghan fight.

North Waziristan is the usual target for U.S. missiles because it is home to more groups fighting in Afghanistan and because the Pakistani military has resisted U.S. appeals to launch an offensive there. But the strikes this week have mostly hit South Waziristan or along the border of the two regions.

China aircraft carrier confirmed by general

The Chinese have an old Russian aircraft carrier the are remodeling.
Big deal, what is anyone going to do about it.
If they are this far along in their quest to build the biggest military in the world and they are just now getting their first aircraft carrier and one that they did not build in the first place, there is not much to worry about.
I'd say they are still a little behind the U.S Navy, we currently have 11, we built them all by ourselves.


The head of China's General Staff of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) has confirmed that China's first aircraft carrier is under construction.

Gen Chen Bingde refused to say when the carrier - a remodelled Soviet-era vessel, the Varyag - would be ready.

A member of his staff said the carrier would pose no threat to other nations.

The 300m (990ft) carrier, which is being built in the north-east port of Dalian, has been one of China's worst-kept secrets, analysts say.

Gen Chen made his comments to the Chinese-language Hong Kong Commercial Daily newspaper.

Afghanistan faces 2014 'cash crisis' when troops leave

So some in Washington (Democrats) are worried about what is going to happen in Afghanistan in 2014 when we supposedly will pull out our troops, and what is going to happen with the 320 Million Dollars a month that they receive.
That's nice, so we will have to watch more money go down the drain beyond 2014, you can not trust a bunch of radical Islamists that are in power to handle the money properly.

I just wish that the Democrats could be worried about what is happening here for a change, instead of sending crotch shots to people through twitter, and denying that there is even a problem with the U.S. economy.

Afghanistan faces a financial crisis when foreign troops leave in 2014, Democrats on the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee have warned.

The two year study by the committee's Democratic majority is to be released on Wednesday.

It urges President Obama to make better use of the roughly $320m a month in foreign aid it spends in Afghanistan, with a focus on sustainability.

It concludes that misspent foreign aid can result in corruption.

It can also alter markets and undercut the ability of the Afghan government to control its resources.

"Afghanistan could suffer a severe economic depression when foreign troops leave in 2014 unless the proper planning begins now," the report says.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Iran Iranian Navy Sends Submarines to Red Sea

Iran, a new Naval threat?

Nahhhhhh. A joke yes, a threat nowhere close.

How can a submarine full of Islamic rejects be a threat when they will be busy molesting each other and the few goats they will have on board for the "fresh Milk"

TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran has sent submarines to the Red Sea in the first such deployment by the country's navy in distant waters, a semi-official news agency reported on Tuesday.

The deployment reflects Iran's efforts to show off its naval power. Iran has long sought to upgrade its air defense systems and navy to portray itself as a regional military superpower, as well as prepare for any possible future attacks against the country, saying they would most likely be air and sea-based.

The Fars news agency, which is close to Iranian military officials, said the submarines would collect data in international waters and identify warships of other countries.

The report quoted an unnamed government official as saying the submarines accompanied Iranian warships on an anti-piracy route in the Gulf of Aden before they moved into the Red Sea earlier this month. Fars gave no details on the number or capabilities of the submarines.

Iran has long had three Russian-made submarines and last year, four new small Iranian-built submarines were delivered to its navy.

The four were said to be Ghadir class submarines, which can fire missiles and torpedoes and at the same time are capable of cruising in shallow waters, such as those of the Persian Gulf off the Iranian coast.

The Weiner Has Been Exposed.

Exposed as a Lying little bitch, But he will not resign he says.
That's typical of a liberal ass clown to do something like this and then stand back and say , well I apologized so forget about it.

Sorry Dick, it ain't going away that easy.

Rep. Anthony Weiner faces an uncertain political future after the married New York Democrat admitted Monday in a stunning, nearly half-hour news conference that he had conducted "inappropriate" and sometimes explicit exchanges with six women he met online over the past three years.

Weiner apologized, saying he is "deeply ashamed," but has no plans to resign.

Yet the House leader from his own party, Nancy Pelosi, publicly called for an ethics investigation into Weiner's actions, and even if he were to be cleared of wrongdoing in such an inquiry, it remains to be seen whether voters from his New York City district will re-elect him to an eighth term in 2012.

Weiner expressed hope that he could win back the trust of his constituents.

"This was me doing a dumb thing and doing it repeatedly and then lying about it," Weiner said. "And that's all there is."

Weiner had claimed for days that his Twitter account had been hacked after a close-up underwear photo intended for a female college student in Seattle was posted publicly. That was a lie, he said Monday, explaining that he had "panicked" and created the story to conceal his actions.

Weiner said he takes "full responsibility" for his actions. "I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people I care about the most and I'm deeply sorry," Weiner said, as he proceeded to detail a host of indiscretions, though he said he never met in person with the women he contacted online and by phone.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Antimatter Atoms Trapped for More Than 15 Minutes

For as interesting as this is, the articles have been pretty boring on it, long winded and philosophical, none of the good tidbits in them.
but what ever you want to think about it I guess, I just can't wait until they come out and say that they really can create a Antimatter pulse engine, Like the Aliens have.

Scientific American
Maybe antimatter is finally ready for its close-up. A team of physicists has succeeded in producing rudimentary atoms of antimatter and holding on to them for several minutes, an advance that holds hope for detailed comparisons of how ordinary atoms of matter compare with their exotic antimatter counterparts.

The researchers, from the ALPHA antimatter experiment at CERN, the European laboratory for particle physics, reported last year the first trapping of antihydrogen, the simplest antimatter atom. But the antihydrogen had at that time been confined for less than two tenths of a second. That interval has now been extended by a factor of more than 5,000. In a study published online June 5 in Nature Physics, the ALPHA group reports having confined antihydrogen for 16 minutes and 40 seconds. The more relevant number for physicists, who often deal in powers of 10, is 1,000 seconds.

Israeli military blames protesters for killing 10 of their own

Ha Ha. Way to go idiots.
stupid rejects, even if the landmines were not there they would have been firebombing their own people to begin with, the landmines just make it funnier.

Jerusalem (CNN) -- The Israeli military on Monday blamed protesters trying to cross the fortified border between Syria and occupied Golan Heights for the deaths of 10 of their own, saying they threw fire bombs that set off landmines.

About 10 of the protesters killed in Sunday's clashes were killed "as a result of their own activity," Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, an Israeli military spokeswoman, told CNN Monday.

The protests came on the anniversary of the 1967 Middle East War, when Israel captured the Golan Heights from Syria. The Israel Defense Forces said that Israeli troops used tear gas and live ammunition on members of an "angered mob."

A group of protesters near the Kuneitra border crossing threw fire bombs that detonated a number of old landmines that had been placed in the area, Leibovich said. The resulting explosions, she said, led to the death of some of the protesters.

Leibovich said the information was based on intelligence assessments and reports from Israeli military commanders on the ground.Syrian state media reported 23 protesters were killed by Israeli soldiers opening fire on demonstrators.

Suicide car bombing in Tikrit kills at least 12

Might as well start the week off right with a nice suicide car bomber.
Why go to work and lead a normal life when you can kill yourself in the name of Islam and take a few filthy bastards with you?

A suicide car bombing in the Iraqi city of Tikrit has killed at least 12 people, police say.

At least another 19 people were injured in the attack which struck the hometown of the former leader Saddam Hussein.

The attack targeted the entrance to a complex of palaces which formerly belonged to him and which currently houses security offices.

It comes three days after attacks on a Tikrit mosque and hospital killed at least 21 people.

Monday's attack was "a suicide car bomb that blew up at the main gate while a process of handing over checkpoints from the police to the army was taking place", Hassan Abdulla, media adviser to the head of the local provincial council, told Reuters news agency.

Mr Abdulla said those killed included several military officers, among them a colonel who was the head of military intelligence in Tikrit.

Pakistan: US triple drone strike 'kills 18'

Excellent, these must have been some good targets for the U.S. to violate Pakistan's wishes so close to the previous time of violating Pakistan's wishes of not violating there airspace with Predator drones.

More Predator Drone Strikes please.

Three US drone strikes have killed at least 18 people on the volatile Afghan-Pakistan border, officials say.

The first two attacks hit a seminary and a compound in the South Waziristan tribal area, officials said. The third hit a vehicle.

They come days after al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri was reported to have been killed in a US strike in the area.

Militants have vowed to avenge his reported killing, as well as the death of Osama Bin Laden last month.

Ilyas Kashmiri headed a group that specialises in co-ordinated multiple strikes on targets, and was a key commander in al-Qaeda.

He is widely believed to have masterminded an audacious attack on the Mehran naval airbase in Karachi last month, in which six well-organised militants managed to hold off Pakistan's equivalent of the US Navy Seals for 15 hours.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pakistan minister: very likely al Qaeda's Kashmiri is dead

And that predator drone strike the other day, they are saying it did kill the top Al Qaida goat raper. The normal denial and crap is going on but the Jawa report confirms it better than any other news site could ever want too.
It is nice to know that we will disregard Pakistans wishes of halting all predator drone strikes.

(Reuters) - Pakistan's interior minister said on Sunday that he was "98 percent sure" senior al Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri was killed in a U.S. drone strike near the Afghan border.

U.S. officials in Washington were skeptical over reports that Kashmiri, seen as one of the world's most dangerous militants, was dead.

A U.S. National Security official said he could not confirm that he had been killed and another U.S. official said it was doubtful.

"All ground intelligence shows that he is dead. What I can say is there is a 98 percent chance he is dead," Interior Minister Rehman Malik told Reuters.

"Since we do not have the body. We do not have DNA we need to confirm. This is the substantive evidence we are looking for."

That may not be possible since it is very difficult for Pakistani security forces to get to areas like South Waziristan where intelligence officials said Kashmiri was killed in a drone strike on Friday night.

After missile strikes by remotely-operated drone aircraft, militants often seal off the area then bury their comrades.

Pakistan: Deadly bomb kills six near Peshawar

The Taliban sure are teaching those filthy bus riders a lesson.

At least six people have been killed in a bomb blast outside the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, police say.

The bomb was planted at a bus stop near a market in the town of Matani, about 20km (12 miles) south of Peshawar, police commanders told news agencies.

Matani is close to Pakistan's lawless tribal regions and the Afghan border.

It is not clear who carried out the attack but Pakistan has been battling Islamist militants and its own version of the Taliban.

At least 10 people were wounded in the attack in Matani.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

At least 63 killed in deadliest day of Syria protests

Killing protesters is the new trend in the Muslim world.
why this is not more strongly condemned in the media?
Why does the media really not report much on it?
Syrian forces killed at least 63 civilians in attacks to crush pro-democracy demonstrations on Friday, the Syrian human rights organization Sawasiah said on

Thousands of protesters took to the streets after noon prayers on Friday in defiance of security forces determined to crush a revolt against President Bashar Assad's 11-year rule.

Sawasiah said 53 demonstrators were killed in the city of Hama, one in Damascus and two in the northwestern province of Idlib.

Seven people were also killed in the town of Rastan in central Syria, which has been under a military assault and a siege by tanks since Sunday.

It was one of the bloodiest days since the revolt broke out 11 weeks ago.

DR. Death, Has Died.

So Long Jack.

Jack Kevorkian, the controversial American doctor who claimed to have assisted more than 100 suicides, has died aged 83.

To his critics, he was Dr Death. To other detractors, Jack the Dripper.

Kevorkian was given plenty of nicknames after receiving international attention in the 1990s, throughout which he waged a defiant campaign to help people end their lives.

But to his supporters, he became the poster boy for legislative reform.

Both sides of the debate would agree that he provoked a national discussion, and doctor-assisted suicide is now legal in three American states.

"Kevorkian didn't seek out history, but he made history," was the conclusion of his attorney, Geoffrey Feiger.

Even the judge who put him behind bars, Jessica Cooper of Oakland County in Michigan, acknowledged as much.
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"He brought to the forefront end-of-life issues," says Ms Cooper, who now serves as Oakland County's prosecutor.

US strike 'kills' key Pakistan militant Ilyas Kashmiri

love them Predators, Pakistan doesn't but anymore who cares.

We have dead bad guys and that is what counts.

A top Pakistani militant leader has been killed in a US drone strike in South Waziristan, reports say.

Locals say Ilyas Kashmiri was among nine people killed in the overnight strike on the village of Laman.

They said he and his men had only recently arrived in the area. His death has not been confirmed by officials.

Ilyas Kashmiri is head of the Harkatul Jihad al-Islami, an extremist group with close links to al-Qaeda. He is a high-profile figure, wanted by the US

Friday, June 3, 2011

Taliban vow more attacks against Pak govt, military facilities

The Taliban will continue killing Muslims to teach the U.S. A lesson. And to make Pakistan listen to them.

"Our new strategy of launching big attacks on military installations was aimed at causing demoralisation in the ranks of the security forces and tiring out the government. We also want to limit civilian casualties. Our ultimate objective is to force the government to end its alliance with the US," Mohammad said.

In other words, They will keep killing whoever they please until Pakistan listens to them and makes the U.S. leave Muslim countries.
Sorry bitch it ain't happening any time soon.

The Times Of India
ISLAMABAD: The Taliban have vowed to launch more "high-profile" attacks against government and military installations in Pakistan, saying that the terror group's aim is to force the authorities here to end their alliance with the US.

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Maulana Faqir Mohammad said his group, which was earlier focussing on the war in Afghanistan, had changed its strategy and would now launch more large-scale attacks against Pakistani security forces like the one on the PNS Mehran naval airbase in Karachi and assaults that targeted border check posts in Dir region of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.

Individual strikes by militants in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and other parts of Pakistan will continue but the "preferred option would be to mount high-profile attacks against government and military installations," Mohammad told The News daily.

Mohammad, who was deputy head of the TTP before disappearing from the scene last year amid reports that he had patched up with the government, spoke to the media after a considerable gap.

U.K. Counters Terrorists by Redirecting Them to U.S. Cupcake Recipes

After they were all prepped and ready to start making bombs in moms kitchen... I wonder How many Al Qaida Rejects have followed the directions and made cupcakes now, or better yet how many have bookmarked the cupcake website.

LONDON -- Would-be terrorists searching the Internet for tips on how to build bombs were instead taught how to bake the perfect cupcake after an intervention by British intelligence, London's The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

Intelligence agency MI6 launched the cyber operation against jihadi magazine, Inspire, in an attempt to hamper attempts by Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsular (AQAP) to attract "lone wolf" terrorists.

Surfers trying to download the English-language magazine's "Make a bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom" feature were instead redirected to a site boasting recipes for "The Best Cupcakes in America."

The baking site, which is published by "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," promises treats for "today's sweet-toothed hipsters" including the mojito cupcake, made using white rum and vanilla buttercream.

The 67-page Inspire contains instructions on how to make rudimentary pipe bombs using sugar, match heads and a miniature lightbulb.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Gmail Accounts Compromised by Chinese Hackers, Google Says

Ah yes the Almighty Google has been hacked, Again.
Yes Google figured it out to, Through the strength of their Cloud-based Security!

To bad it took them a year!

Chinese hackers have infiltrated Google's Gmail system and broken into hundreds of accounts, including those of senior government officials, military personnel and political activists, the company said.

Google says all victims have been notified and their accounts have been secured.

"Through the strength of our cloud-based security and abuse detection systems, we recently uncovered a campaign to collect user passwords, likely through phishing," wrote Eric Grosse, engineering director of Google's Security Team, in a post on the company blog.

"This campaign, which appears to originate from Jinan, China, affected what seem to be the personal Gmail accounts of hundreds of users including, among others, senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists."

Google credited its own security measures for detecting and disrupting the intrusions. Mila Parkour, a security researcher who helped alert Google to the Gmail breach, said the attacks had been occurring for at least a year before they were finally uncovered.

Global war on drugs 'has failed' say former leaders

Yeah this will please the cartels, they are positioned to continue doing what they do best no matter what anybody does.
Decriminalize, and the cartel still will be the leaders of pushing their products ( Do they think the cartels will stop? )

How about just clamping down the border? Fight that eh, it would do double duty, stop drugs and the flood of illegals at the same time.

The global war on drugs has "failed" according to a new report by group of politicians and former world leaders.

The Global Commission on Drug Policy report calls for the legalisation of some drugs and an end to the criminalisation of drug users.

The panel includes former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the former leaders of Mexico, Colombia and Brazil, and the entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.

The US and Mexican governments have rejected the findings as misguided.

The Global Commission's 24-page report argues that anti-drug policy has failed by fuelling organised crime, costing taxpayers millions of dollars and causing thousands of deaths.

It cites UN estimates that opiate use increased 35% worldwide from 1998 to 2008, cocaine by 27%, and cannabis by 8.5%

Afghan militants ambush Pakistan troops in Upper Dir

About 200 Taliban, sounds like a good target for some Predator drone activity.
But just another missed opportunity, Pakistan may wake up one day and realize what the U.S. can do to help out but until then...
Enjoy Pakistan.

At least 25 Pakistani troops died during a prolonged clash after hundreds of militants crossed the Afghan border on Tuesday, officials say.

About 200 insurgents, whom police say were wearing military uniform, ambushed a security checkpoint in Upper Dir, outside Pakistan's tribal areas.

Officials said army support had arrived at the remote checkpoint.

Upper Dir, which lies just outside Pakistan's volatile tribal areas, is regularly targeted by insurgents.

The militants began their raid on the town of Shaltalo in a remote, mountainous corner of Upper Dir district, near the border with Kunar province of Afghanistan, on Tuesday.

The military used heavy weapons and helicopter gunships to repulse the attack. Witnesses say the fighting has died down but sporadic gunfire is still being heard.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Cyber-weapons developed by Pentagon to enter online warfare soon

It is about time, for years I have been wondering why the U.S. does not do this.
Every other country does and we should be a least ready to defend it.

International business times
The Pentagon has designed a list of cyber weapons which include viruses that can disrupt important networks belonging to the enemy, a report in the Washington Post said.

A senior military official, on condition of anonymity, said the list of weapons is classified but has been used for several months and approved by other US agencies such as the CIA. The official added the listed weapons are ready to be employed against the enemy at any time.

The weapons, which can be anything, ranging from a tank to a computer virus, have been programmed in a way to make it easier for the army to handle and use them as per orders.

The official added the development of cyber-technology in the military warfare sector has been one of the most significant advancements in years.

The military will need presidential orders to install the cyber virus as a mode of weapon that can later be activated. However, orders will not be required to study other cyber-capabilities of the enemy. The most the military can do is to leave a beacon in the enemy’s stronghold to later activate the virus, upon getting orders, he said.

Endeavour space shuttle makes last touch-down

One more to go and that is it, no more space shuttle.


Space shuttle Endeavour has brought its 19-year operational career to a close with a textbook landing in Florida.

The vehicle swept into a night-time touch-down at the Kennedy Space Center after a successful trip to the International Space Station (ISS).

The US space agency (Nasa) is retiring its shuttle fleet and Endeavour will now be prepared for public display at a science museum in Los Angeles.

Only the Atlantis ship has yet to make a final outing.

It was moved to Kennedy's one active launch pad late on Tuesday night to get it ready for that swansong, which is expected to occur next month.

Endeavour's rear wheels touched the runway at Kennedy at 0234 local time (0634 GMT).