March 21, 2018

Austin Bomber(Mark Anthony Conditt) Bombs Himself

He's dead Jim!

The 24-year-old man who terrified residents of Austin, Texas, with a three-week bombing campaign that killed two people blew himself up on the side of a highway north of the city as police closed in on him early Wednesday, police officials said.

Police had tracked the suspect to a hotel near Austin, the state’s capital city, and were following his vehicle when he pulled to the side of the road and detonated a device, killing himself, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley told reporters near the scene.

“The suspect is deceased and has significant injuries from a blast that occurred from detonating a bomb inside his vehicle,” Manley told reporters. He said the suspect was white but declined to give his name.

Some problems end up solving themselves.

Lets dance!

Update: Dumbass has been identified as Mark Anthony Conditt.

Neighbors expressed shock that Conditt, who was homeschooled, was the bomber.

“I know this is a cliché but I just can’t imagine that,” one neighbor, whose children grew up playing with Conditt, told the Austin Statesman.

The local newspaper also reported that Conditt had received a degree from Austin Community College’s Northridge Campus. He had worked at Crux Semiconductor and as a computer repair technician.

Here is an old Blogspot blog he was running in 2012.

I've archived these in case Google throws them down the memory hole.


As you can see the first site on his blogroll is Andrew Sullivan, definitely not "conservative" but then you see Free Republic as well.

It appears this blog was written for a government class of some kind as he has a classmates blogroll as well. So he seems open to political arguments from the left and right. Possibly the first radical centrist ever?

I'm not sure, but there it is, read it yourself and draw your own conclusions.

Thanks to George.

By Howie at 07:11 AM | Comments |

December 11, 2017

Explosion Near Port Authority in NYC (Update: Splodeydope Expired)

Not sure what is going on, reports of an explosion, lots of police and fire.

If anyone has more information, please let us know in comments.

Update: It was a pipe bomb, the bomber blew himself up and injured another. The numbskull is in custody.

Move along. Move along.

Update: Splodeydope is dead Jim!

Update: Can't confirm that the bomber, Akayed Ullah, is dead. Bummer.

By Howie at 08:08 AM | Comments |

October 31, 2017

Islamic Terrorist Murders Eight Near WTC in NYC

Little is known at this point besides 8 people were murdered by a 29 year old Muslim. he ran down a bicycle path with a rented Home Depot truck.

After crashing into a school bus he shouted, "Allahu Ackbar!" and was shot and taken into custody by police.

Out prayers are with those who lost loved ones and with the injured.

CBS has the name but I can't make it out. He is a Pakistani carrying a Florida licence with a Tampa address.

Update: His name is Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov.

He is not from Pakistan but Uzbekh according to

According to a producer for GMA, early on, the suspect was “approximately 30 years old, of Middle Eastern descent, carrying a Florida ID.” Authorities, without giving his name, lately said he was 29 and was not from New York, but they would not confirm where he was from. A review of online records do not show much of an obvious social media presence for the suspect, although he did have a Google Plus page with 2 followers and no photos on it. The page in his name had check ins at two restaurants from 2012, both in Brooklyn. One was a Russian restaurant and the other a Jewish cafe, according to the Google Plus check in. He may have had a Facebook page (which bears only a few photos), but Heavy is still working to verify its authenticity.

Update: Here is the POS DL photo from CBS.


ABC reports he emigrated here from Uzbekistan on a special visa that is given by lottery to those who come from nations with few immigrants to the US.

Update: Better image of the POS.

Even better pic.

Reports now he was shot in ass.

An, um, Diversity Visa?

Update: This person was interviewed for ties to terrorists in 2015, yet not deported.

Update: He is not sorry.

NEW YORK -- The suspect in Tuesday's terrorist attack in lower Manhattan bragged to police about the deadly attack from his hospital bed, saying he would have continued the attack had he not crashed into a school bus. 
Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, told police he is pleased with his actions and is unapologetic for the attack, which killed 8 people and injured at least 11. Sources tell CBS News he made "no bones" about what he did.

Investigators also discovered 10 to 15 pieces of paper with writing in Arabic praising the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. One note said "ISIS will endure," sources say.

Damn its too bad he lived.

By Howie at 05:14 PM | Comments |

September 19, 2017

Meanwhile In Mexico City (104 Killed)

Terrible earthquake in Mexico City.

Update: Its horrible... And on the Anniversary of THE big Mexican quake.

We pray for Mexico City. Despite, you know, things. We love you.

Here is some late coverage at Dallas Morning News' Website:

MEXICO CITY — At least 104 people are believed dead after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and scattering rubble on streets less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south.

Mexican media broadcast images of multiple downed buildings in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby Cuernavaca to the south. To the east, in Cholula, the towers of some of the city's famous churches had fallen, Interior Secretary Diodoro Carrasco of Puebla State said.

By Howie at 02:41 PM | Comments |

August 17, 2017

Eurabia: Terrorist Drives Van Into Crowd in Barcelona (13 Reportedly Killed 80 Injured)
Updated Bumped Second Attack)

Yup, another one... But it does seem that is Islamic State becomes weaker and more desperate to attack the actual frequency is less than at their peak.

Small comfort I know....

t least two people have been killed and several others have been injured after a van crashed on a pavement in a popular tourist area of Barcelona, authorities have said.

The vehicle hit pedestrians in Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city, the Ministry of the Interior said.

Spanish media is now reporting that armed men entered a restaurant shortly after the attack took place.

My sources tell me that two terrorists entered a Jewish restaurant after the crash and attacked. While reports are the driver fled.

Still developing....

Also last week a Zodiac full of military age males, refugees they said landed on a beach in Spain causing panic, they fled into the city. Its unknown if that is related.

Update: Hostage situation.

I can't resolve the Jewish name with the Turkish restaurant thing either.

Anyway here is the landing I spoke of earlier.

Update: Obviously another one of those Asian Nazis.

Islamic State has claimed the attack, they say it was a direct order, but that's probably BS. It is definitely an attack in sympathy with ISIS but take all their claims with a grain of salt, no wait an entire *block of salt.

Update: Ongoing battles in Spain still this late. Live ammo, you can hear the bullets whizzing.

Thanks to William.

Updated again, according to police this is them responding to another attack, not a raid.

Police say it was a raid on a attack in the staging process.

As I understand the above videos the police where concerned or the terrorists were wearing suicide vests.

By Howie at 07:06 PM | Comments |

June 18, 2017

Van Hits Ten Muslim Men In Front of Finsbury Park Mosque (Attacker Identified: Darren Osborne)

There are reports of a rented van crashing into 10 Muslim men outside the mosque.

A van has reportedly ploughed into a group of pedestrians outside a mosque in north London, leaving numerous casualties.

It is believed the group of around ten Muslim men were run over at the renowned Finsbury Park Mosque, in Seven Sisters Road, just after midnight.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing bystanders wrestle the suspect to the floor and pin him down until officers.

Update: More details coming in.

The Finsbury Park attacker is identified as Darren Osborne.

The man suspected of using a van to attack worshipers at a London mosque has been identified as 47-year-old Darren Osborne, a father-of-four from Cardiff, Wales. Police have confirmed that he will be charged with the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism and attempted murder.

Osborne's neighbor, 52-year-old Dave Ashford, told the Guardian he was shocked to discover that Osborne was suspected of being behind the attack...

“Someone called me and said it was him and I said ‘It can’t be’. Then I saw the picture on the news and said, 'it’s him."
As RT reports, one person died and 10 others were injured in the incident, which British Prime Minister Theresa May has called "sickening," and London's mayor has described as a "horrific terrorist attack."
Thanks to Zerohedge.

An update on Osborne here from RT 06/20/17.

The family of Osborne said he was beset by mental problems and had never expressed extremist views. He is alleged, however, to have expressed increasingly antagonistic views towards Muslims in the weeks since the London Bridge attack.

...There is no immediate evidence that Osborne was an active member of a far-right organization. He was not known to security services, according to Ben Wallace, the security minister.

...His neighbor Khadijeh Sherizi, who described herself as a white Muslim, said she could not believe Osborne was being investigated for carrying out an attack on Muslim worshippers. Sherazi told the Guardian she had never had any problems with Osborne or his family until this weekend, when he called her son an “inbred.”

...Over the weekend, Osborne had also reportedly been thrown out of a local pub for getting drunk, “cursing Muslims and saying he would do some damage.”

...Osborne was born in Singapore but grew up in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, where he attended Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College.

Also if you read further it appears he was quite a fish, even leading to reports that he has split with his wife and was living in a tent.

So it appears that what happened was he was upset about the London bridge attack to start with, went on a bender and attacked Finsbury in a drunken revenge.

If you look at a lot of copies of the videos he appears to be drunk even waving after being placed in the police van.

So the lesson? Terrorism begets terrorism. This IS the blowback we've been looking for. I'm not optimistic about this either, we've reached a tipping point where terrorism has become so normalized we'll see it happening all over from all sorts of angles.

The pooch is screwed, I repeat the pooch is screwed.

Update: Why thank you for the crazy blog money dear Reader. I needed that(below the fold).

That will go to retainer for Buddy the Dog. The color of Justice is green you know.

The rest of you slackers can donate on the upper left sidebar. Seriously I've got 27 irons in the fire. Wars within wars, plans within plans. I'm just too bashful I like to do it myself. But that was really nice.

By Howie at 07:30 PM | Comments |

June 14, 2017

Ship Boarded in Charleston SC (False Alarm)

I hate to be alarmist but Patterico is pretty reliable.

Last five ports of call for that ship are.

Jun 05, 2017, 06:05 UTCALGECIRAS, SPAIN
May 26, 2017, 00:48 UTCSALALAH, OMAN
May 22, 2017, 00:00 UTCMUMBAI (EX BOMBAY), INDIA

This is her.


Looks like she may have stopped in NY on the return, I'm not sure.

Update: Reports this morning is that its all clear.

Coast Guard Lt. J.B. Zorn told NBC that an anonymous call was received, followed within minutes by a YouTube video with similar information regarding a potential threat on board the vessel.

The Coast Guard twitter account said the original reporting source of the threat had been detained by authorities for questioning.

By Howie at 11:42 PM | Comments |

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise Shot in Attack in Alexandria Virginia (update Suspect Named James T. Hodgkinson)

Sketchy reports coming in, two police also shot.

Police outside of Washington, D.C. are investigating a shooting in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

Police are calling it a “multiple shooting,” WRC reported.

ox News is reporting that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and members of his staff were shot during baseball practice.

The shooting occurred in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street, police told WUSA9. In addition to Scalise being wounded, WJLA is reporting that two capitol officers were also shot.

ABCNews is reporting that members of the FBI are on the scene of the shooting.
One witness told WRC that there were many shots fired and that members of Congress took shelter in nearby apartments. A baseball game was scheduled for Thursday morning, according to Roll Call.

Hat Tip: Matt.

Update the suspect is James T Hodgkins.



Don't blame the media.


Also he supports Rachel Maddow for President and is a member of a group called The Road to Hell is Paved With Republicans and Terminate the Republicanb Party.



Also an Occupy activist.

Update: His twitter feed.

Update: Bernie Sanders' statement.

Update: I would like to point out that when people go off and shoot people, I post on every one (who I will not name here) the same way. Other mass shooting POS no matter their political affiliations.

It would be refreshing to see some on the left do the same. Because lets face it, if someone shoots up an abortion clinic and you don't question yourself about it. Well you're not trying very hard. IMO of course.

But there has been an effort on the left to start trouble, like in Chicago last year and point fingers. And at every mass shooting to point fingers. At us, at those of us on the right who are appalled by all these actions. And terrorism.

We're called Islamophobes. Look if Amish start blowing shit up and starting WWIII and I don't develop some sort of Am-o-phobia, then that's crazy, its counter survival.

And go ahead and throw odds and statistics, that's the point of terrorism, to act in spite of the statistics. To sew terror. That's the point. To make you and the left and me on the right afraid.

Fear is perfectly normal, its the response that matters. You have to stand when you're scared.

So that is also what James T. Hodgkinson wanted. To make Republicans afraid.

We all have to stand against that as surely as we stand against all forms of murder.

Right, Left, Islamic, Amish (not very likely and I wouldn't expect it) , no matter. But we have to call evil what it is.

ISIS and other Islamic terrorists ARE evil. This lefist toxism and communist movement are evil, anti-free. Right wing racism is evil. if you hang on StormFront you can go strait to hell for all I care.

because those murdered people didn't deserve it. Those DC cops didn't deserve it. Lee Rigby didn't deserve it. Ken Bigley didn't deserve it.

These Muslims didn't deserve it.

Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd (54) – Bible study member and manager for the Charleston County Public Library system; sister of Malcolm Graham.
Susie Jackson (87) – a Bible study and church choir member.
Ethel Lee Lance (70) – the church's sexton.
Depayne Middleton-Doctor (49) – a pastor who was also employed as a school administrator and admissions coordinator at Southern Wesleyan University.
Clementa C. Pinckney (41) – the church's pastor and a South Carolina state senator.
Tywanza Sanders (26) – a Bible study member; grandnephew of Susie Jackson.
Daniel Simmons (74) – a pastor who also served at Greater Zion AME Church in Awendaw.
Sharonda Coleman-Singleton (45) – a pastor; also a speech therapist and track coach at Goose Creek High School; mother of MLB prospect Chris Singleton.
Myra Thompson (59) – a Bible study teacher.

They didn't deserve it.

Private First Class Kristian Menchaca and Private First Class Thomas L. Tucker didn't deserve it.

Paul Johnson, he didn't deserve it.

Levana Melihi and Yosef Kirme, they didn't deserve it.

James Adams, he didn't deserve it. Nor Helen Jones.

Shabbir Ahmed - 47 years old - Windows on the World Restaurant
Tariq Amanullah - 40 years old - Fiduciary Trust Co.
Michael Baksh - 36 years old - Marsh & McLennan
Touri Hamzavi Bolourchi - 69 years old - retired nurse on United #175
Abul K. Chowdhury - 30 years old - Cantor Fitzgerald
Mohammad Salahuddin Chowdhury - 38 years old - Windows on the World
Jemal Legesse De Santis - 28 years old - World Trade Center
Simon Suleman Ali Kassamali Dhanani - 63 years old - Aon Corp.
Syed Abdul Fatha - 54 years old - Pitney Bowes
Mon Gjonbalaj - 65 years old - Janitor, World Trade Center
Nezam A. Hafiz - 32 years old - Marsh & McLennan
Mohammed Salman Hamdani - 23 years old - NYPD Cadet
Zuhtu Ibis - 25 years old - Cantor Fitzgerald
Muhammadou Jawara - 30 years old - MAS Security
Sarah Khan - 32 years old - Forte Food Service
Taimour Firaz Khan - 29 years old - Carr Futures
Abdoulaye Kone - 37 years old - Windows on the World
Abdu Ali Malahi - 37 years old - WTC Marriott
Nurul Hoque Miah - 35 years old - Marsh & McLennan
Boyie Mohammed - 50 years old - Carr Futures
Ehtesham U. Raja - 28 years old - TCG Software
Ameenia Rasool - 33 years old - Marsh & McLennan
Rahma Salie & child - 28 years old (7 months pregnant) - American #11
Khalid M. Shahid - 25 years old - Cantor Fitzgerald
Mohammed Shajahan - 41 years old - Marsh & McLennan
Nasima Hameed Simjee - 38 years old - Fiduciary Trust Co.
Michael Theodoridis - 32 years old - American #11
Abdoul Karim Traore - 41 years old - Windows on the World
Karamo Trerra - 40 years old - ASAP NetSource
Shakila Yasmin - 26 years old - Marsh & McLennan

It's all the same, Lord forgive me but may the memory of James T. Hodgkinson die today.

By Howie at 07:21 AM | Comments |

March 29, 2017

Apparent Attack on Capitol Hill (Update: Disturbed Person is Disturbed)

No idea as of yet but someone was using a car to try and run people down, similar to last weeks attack in London.

I'm pretty sure its the Russians. Reports are the driver was a female and was stopped a check point near the Capitol building.

Update: She's in custody whatever the deal is.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman described as "erratic and aggressive" drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said.

Shots were fired during the arrest attempt, but the incident appeared to be criminal in nature with "no nexus to terrorism," said Capitol Police spokeswoman Eva Malecki. No one was injured. She said the U.S. Capitol remained open.

Malecki described the woman as an "erratic and aggressive driver." As police attempted to stop her, she made a U-turn and fled, nearly striking officers and striking at least one other vehicle, Malecki said. A brief pursuit followed before the woman was stopped.

The incident occurred near the Botanic Gardens. Malecki said shots were fired "during the attempt to arrest the suspect," but declined to elaborate.

Update II: The woman has been identified.

She's has issues. Many many issues.

Taleah Everett, 20, was arrested after the shooting near the U.S. Botanic Garden, on the 100 block of Independence Avenue SW.

Everett was arrested and taken to Capitol Police headquarters for processing. She was charged with seven counts of assault on a police officer, two counts of destruction of property, fleeing, leaving after colliding and not having a valid license.

Her family was desperate for help and tried to get help several times. Less than two weeks ago, Everett's aunt filed a petition at a Prince George's County courthouse for an emergency health evaluation. A judge denied the request, the young woman's aunt said.

Also she failed to appear on a case Monday.

No idea why she was at the capitol.

By Howie at 09:59 AM | Comments |

January 04, 2017

Jawa Crusade! Please Save Kittehz! Lifes! (Update! Kitteh Is Saved!)

Dammit someone save the kitty! This is THE moment the internet was made for!

Update: Kitteh is saveded!

Update!: Videohs of the rescuez!

By Howie at 06:53 PM | Comments |

December 19, 2016

Russian Ambassador Assassinated on Turkish Television

A clean shaven Turk shouting Allahu Ackbar! Secular....

Update: A video leading up to the shooting showing the assassin on the back of the room moving around.

By Howie at 12:10 PM | Comments |

November 02, 2016

Man Wanted Arrested in Shooting of Two Officers in Iowa

If you see this guy, notify the police immediately.

More at
Two metro-area police officers were shot and killed in apparent "ambush style" attacks early Wednesday.

As of 7:30 a.m., police identified Scott Michael Greene as a suspect in the fatal shootings. Police said should be considered armed and dangerous.

At about 1:06 a.m., police from Urbandale and Des Moines departments responded to a report of gunfire at the intersection of 70th Street and Aurora Avenue.

The first officers arriving on the scene found an Urbandale officer shot. The officer, whose name has not been released, died, said Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek in a news release.

At about 1:26 a.m., a Des Moines police officer was shot and killed near the intersection of Merle Hay Road and Sheridan Avenue while responding to the scene where the Urbandale officer was shot.

Both officers were gunned down in their patrol cars.

We hope he is caught quickly... has more on Greene here.

Greene has been arrested numerous times, online court records show. Details of the cases, including whether he was convicted, were not immediately available.

He was arrested in 2001 and charged with domestic assault, assault causing bodily injury and fourth-degree criminal mischief. He was also charged in 2010 with driving under the influence and in 2014 with first-degree harassment.

From his Youtube here.

His Kinotube account is here.

Update: Of course the left are throwing accusations at the right for this. But just to make clear this man appears to be more a Cop Block advocate who had a personal beef with some members of Law Enforcement.

He of course needs to be prosecuted but here is an ALCU in his comments a week ago. His wife appears to support the post.


Update: Suspect Scott Greene is in custody.

Scott Michael Greene, a suspect in Wednesday's shooting deaths of two police officers in and near the Iowa city of Des Moines, has been taken into custody in Dallas County, west of Des Moines, police Sgt. Paul Parizek said.

By Howie at 07:44 AM | Comments |

September 17, 2016

Possible IED Explosion at NY Gallery

It is across the street from St. Vincent De Paul.

I see reports the Gallery targeted was Israeli owned.

More here at NY Post.

The explosion, described by one neighbor as “deafening,” happened outside the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd Street. The facility provides housing, training and other services for the blind.

Witnesses described hearing a massive noise — “100x louder than thunder,” one tweeted.

The smell of gunfire filled the air. People flooded the street from nearby bars and restaurants.

Earlier today a pipe bomb went off in Seaside and police are on the scene of a possible third explosion in Charlottesville VA.

My only comments is the NYC explosion, if it was utilities you would not smell gunpowder. Looks like a device similar to the Boston Marathon bombings. Though at this time there are only 14 reportedly minor injuries. It's possible the dumpster contained or directed upward most of the explosion. There are reports the NYC device was in a dumpster.

Update: 25 hurt.

The Charlottesville incident appears to be a transformer issue.

By Howie at 09:08 PM | Comments |

July 11, 2016

Another Day Another Shooter

Active shooters are becoming mundane, boring. Of course the bad part is that as we self destruct, our enemies are grateful for the distraction and assistance.

Update: Shooter identifed, girl troubles looks like to me.

More at

By Howie at 02:40 PM | Comments |

June 30, 2016

Shooter Reported at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic at Andrews AFB (update: False Alarm)


Military personnel are being directed to shelter in place at Joint Base Andrews, near Washington D.C., due to a report of an active shooter.

The base put the alert out through social media.

"The incident is ongoing at the Malcolm Grow Medical Facility. First responders are on-scene now. All personnel continue to shelter in place," the base wrote.

False alarm
Officials at Joint Base Andrews outside Washigton, D.C. lifted a lockdown Thursday after determining that a report of an active shooter on the base was untrue.

The confusion was heightened by a planned active shooter drill that had not yet begun and was planned for later in the morning. Someone through a window inside a Malcolm Grow Medical Facility building spotted two individuals – whom the base identified as security personnel – with long guns inspecting the area, a law enforcement source told Fox News.

By Howie at 08:32 AM | Comments |

June 02, 2016

Breaking Active Shooter at UCLA (update: :Dead Shooter Identified as Mainak Sarkar)
Woman on Sarkar's Kill List Found Dead in MN identified as Ashley Hasti)

Reports of a shooter in the engineering buildings.

WESTWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two people have been shot at an engineering building at UCLA as authorities search for the shooter Wednesday morning.

Reports of a shooting happened shortly before 10 a.m. at Boelter Hall. The entire campus was placed on lockdown and students were told to shelter in place.

Los Angeles police officers in tactical gear entered the building. Two people were confirmed shot, but their conditions were unknown, according to UCLA officials.

Hat Tip: Every Jihadi's Worst Nightmare.

More at WAPO:
At least two people were killed in a shooting at the University of California, Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, police said. The campus remained locked down for an hour due to what police called an active shooter situation, drawing local officers as well as federal law enforcement officials to the university.

The Los Angeles Police Department said shortly after 11 a.m. local time that two people were killed. Authorities said they did not have any immediate information on the shooter.

Update: Police are saying the shooter is one of the dead in a murder/suicide incident.

Update: Shooter identified.

e gunman who shot and killed a UCLA professor Wednesday has been identified as Mainak Sarkar, a former doctoral student who had accused the victim of stealing his computer code and giving it to someone else, according to Los Angeles police.


Sarkar took his own life after killing William Klug, 39, in a small office in UCLA Engineering Building 4, sources confirmed. The Los Angeles County coroner’s office on Thursday did not identify the alleged shooter, although it did confirm the victim’s identity Thursday morning.

Klug was an associate professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and had been the target of Sarkar’s anger on social media for months. On March 10, Sarkar called the professor a “very sick person” who should not be trusted.

More here at
The Daily Bruin reports that Sarkar has been described as a white male who six feet tall. The newspaper adds that Sarkar was wearing a black jacket and black pants.

In a now-deleted blog post on his WordPress site LongDarkTunnelblog, Sarkar wrote about Professor Klug. On March 10, the shooter was scathing in his criticism of Klug

Wow Sarkar needed to check his privilege.

Update: Sarkar's ex girlfriend was found murdered in Minnesota. Also his religion is listed as Islam.


Er, shocking. Thanks to Zip.

More from LA times:

Sarkar, a resident of Minnesota, appears also to have killed a woman in a small town in that state, officials said. The woman’s name was found on a “kill list” in Sarkar’s residence, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said. A second UCLA professor’s name was on that list as well, along with Klug’s name.

...Beck said that Sarkar had written two notes, one of which had a list of names that included Klug, the dead woman and another UCLA professor. “It was a list that made the readers believe he was going to kill,” Beck said.

Sarkar had driven from Minnesota to Los Angeles with two semiautomatic handguns, and investigators were still searching for the vehicle, which the chief described as a gray Nissan Sentra with Minnesota license plates 720KTW. Beck said police don’t expect the vehicle to be “any significant danger,” but officials ask anyone who sees it to call police.

In true Islamist fashion Sarkar asked authorities to check on his cat back home in MN.
Commenting on the post, Beck stated the stuff he saw would not have necessarily led to a police investigation.

"There were no threats ... there's been bashing, if you will," he said.

The chief also released new details about the note Sarkar left behind, which told authorities to go check on his cat at his Minnesota residence.

Cats are a favorite pet of Muslims as under Islam dogs are considered unclean, one black dog reportedly bit the Prophet Muhammad, the dog being a good judge of character, so Muhammad issued a Fatwa against dogs. There is some argument among scholars that it only pertains to black dogs but in general dogs are considered unclean in Islam.

His Facebook is here. There is no word yet if the woman in the photos is the third victim.

Checking the woman in his photographs she is a member of a group called "You know You lived in Brooklyn Park if"....

FOXNEWS reports the third victim was found in Brooklyn Park. confirms the murdered woman was Ashley Hasti.

The ex-girlfriend of UCLA gunman Mainak Sarkar was fatally shot in her Minnesota home before the disgruntled PhD drove across the country and killed his former professor in his office, leading to a chaotic lockdown that lasted several hours on the sprawling Los Angeles campus.


Ashley Hasti, a 31-year-old medical student, was found dead in her Brooklyn Park on Thursday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Police went to her home in the 2400 block of Pearson Parkway at about 12:30 a.m. She had been fatally shot, according to police.

Hasti appeared to have been dead for “a couple of days,” Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told the Los Angeles Times.

“What I can tell you is we believe she was deceased prior to the UCLA shooting, but because it is so early in investigation the timing [of her death] we don’t know at this point,” Brooklyn Park Deputy Police Chief Mark Bruley told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Her Facebook is here.

Daily Beast reports that Mainak Sarkar and Ashley Hasti were once married but divorced.

As to the question of his religion the Freepers believe his name is Hindu other reports say Muslim which either is common in Southwest India just east of Bangledesh where he is from. I'll try to pin that down further but so far no reliable source has verified nor reputed the open source encyclopedia entry above.

By Howie at 12:09 PM | Comments |

May 19, 2016

Flight From Paris Falls Into Sea Approaching Egypt

Its believed that it was most likely a terrorist incident. Duh....

(CNN)EgyptAir Flight 804 vanished from radar on its way from Paris to Cairo with 66 people aboard, the airline said Thursday.

The plane was flying at 37,000 feet when it lost contact overnight above the Mediterranean Sea, the airline tweeted. French President Francois Hollande said he was told the flight crashed, but Egyptian Civil Aviation Minister Sharif Fathi said he preferred to classify the flight as missing.
"We do not deny there is a possibility of terrorism or deny the possibility of technical fault," Fathi said at a Cairo news conference. "I will continue to use the term missing plane until we find any debris."

Our prayers go out to the victims and their families.

Also: There are 57 Paris Airport Employees on the terror watch list and past incidents of Islamic graffiti on planes there.

The security passes of 86,000 workers at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris will be reviewed after it was found that 57 employees with access to airliners were on a terror watch list, according to a report.

Security badges were taken away from dozens of workers at the airport after terror attacks in Paris in January — but others continued working, the Sunday Times of London reported.

It emerged that Arabic graffiti was spray-painted on four planes belonging to the British carrier EasyJet and a plane from the Spanish airline Vueling at two French airports. Three defaced planes were found in Lyon and two at Charles de Gaulle, AFP reported.
“Allahu Akbar,” or “God is great,” was scrawled on a fuel-tank hatch of one EasyJet plane in Paris. EasyJet said there had been a “small number” of such cases since the Nov. 13 attacks….

Also we have this tweet from the 16th.

Coincidence? Yeah sure.... coincidence.

More on ISIS recent activities in Egypt here at Red Flag News.

A recent addition to the terror group’s rostrum was Sinai Province, a small but significant insurgency within the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt. Earlier in May, officials from 14 of the Islamic State group’s “provinces” within Iraq, Libya, and Syria released videos specifically promoting Sinai Province and its terrorist mission.

“The videos feature typical ISIS themes, such as condemnations of apostate Arab and Western governments, glorification of successful attacks, and praise for martyred brethren,” Oren Kessler and Max Peck wrote. “What sets these videos apart, however, is the sheer number released at once, as well as their focus on Sinai, which previously played a relatively minor role in ISIS propaganda.”

“The scale of the Sinai campaign is nearly unprecedented, rivaled only by an earlier media blitz against the monarchy of Saudi Arabia — a natural target given its significance as the birthplace of Islam and site of its two holiest places,” the article continued.

Update: Debris from the plane has been located.
An Egyptian ship captain has shared images on social media which appear to show debris from flight MS804.

"I found a life jacket and debris from a chair on the plane," he wrote in a Facebook post.


Update: Egypt says the plane's wreckage has been located about 180 miles north of Alexandria.

Egyptian forces found wreckage from an EgyptAir flight that crashed in the Mediterranean with 66 people aboard, the military said.

Parts of the aircraft and passenger belongings were discovered Friday near the coastal city of Alexandria, the Egyptian military said in a statement.

By Howie at 08:23 AM | Comments |

May 17, 2016

Sandcrawler PSA: There is a Nut at The National Mall Claiming He Has Anthrax

Ahhh spring, where the everyone has Ames Strain fevah!

Now 99.9% of these Anthrax threats turn out to be nothing. But just in case stay away from the National Mall. Its crawling with police also the nut.

Update: The nut has been neutralized, move along.

By Howie at 03:01 PM | Comments |

October 31, 2015

ISIS Murders Four Kurdish Soldiers in Revenge Video

So ISIS seems a little pissed off about the raid on the prison. Our hearts go out to the Kurds.

A video purportedly from ISIS surfaced online Friday and shows the terrorists beheading four Kurdish Peshmerga fighters in retaliation for the daring raid by U.S.-led coalition forces last week in northern Iraq.


At the end of the 15-minute video, a masked English-speaking man delivers a warning to U.S. President Barack Obama before he executes one of the prisoners, who is wearing an orange jumpsuit.


The three other prisoners are also seen being beheaded at the end of the video and Arabic text appears onscreen. It translates as "Peshmerga soldiers that Americans came down to rescue."

Earlier in the video, ISIS also claims to show the aftermath of the raid during which 70 hostages were rescued by Kurdish, U.S. and Iraqi forces from an ISIS prison in Hawija, in the northern Iraq province of Kirkuk.




Here is the English spoken bu the first killer to Obama. He sounds American to me. But he's not very eloquent, obviously reciting a prepared statement in a halting fashion. Despite his claims of "victory" it seems we made quite the mess for ISIS.

Obama you have learned a new lesson. Six of the soldiers of the Caliphate faced Four Hundred of your children. They killed and injured them by Allah's grace. You are probably surprised by this.

Oh Crusader, it is the support of Allah.

You did not gain anything, you returned to your bases and with losses and humiliation. Obama you wage war against Allah, he supports us against you. It is the promise of Allah. Allah will never fail in his promise.

This man then beheads the first prisoner as the other three are forced to watch. Its a as gruesome a beheading as I've witnessed.


Then a warning in Arabic is given to the Kurds and the other three prisoners are beheaded. (screencap and video below the fold)


The video is available here by request.
(I'm not around to approve the requests so if you didn't get it by now, sorry.)

Its not clear if the following strike was before or after the video. But from the damage shown on the ground it may be after.

By Howie at 10:09 AM | Comments |

July 16, 2015

Shooting Incident at Navy Recruiting and Navy Reserve in Chattanooga (update: Four Dead Two Injured) (Update II: Islamic Terrorist Attack Shooter Identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez)

Details are sketchy but there are four injured I believe at the recruiting office. The shooter has been killed by police.

Gunfire rang out on Thursday in several locations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including a joint U.S. military recruiting center, and a police officer was hit in the shootings, authorities and local media said.

CBS reported the gunman was dead a couple of hours after the shooting began, quoting police sources. In a tweet, the Chattanooga Police Department said in a tweet that the situation was over and that details would be forthcoming.

There is no indication of motive at this time.

Update: Reports are now three dead and three injured.

I don't count murderers.

Update: Another of the inured has passed away.

Update: Contrary to earlier reports it appears this was an Islamic Terrorist attack the shooter has been identified as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Arizona

He is reportedly an immigrant from Kuwait, as you might recall Jihadi John is also from Kuwait. Though Kuwait was saved from Saddam by US there is a lot of terrorist sentiment and anit-western hatred present there.


Other reports say 41 years old..... so there is still some confusion.

Update III Apparent link to ISIS threat on Twitter.

I suppose it depends on the exact time of the shooting. There is a very good chance the tweeter trolled US after the shooting.

Confirmed the tweet is from 12:34 PM yet the shooting started at 10:34 AM.

Update via Vinnie.


His high school yearbook pic via this Jpost article.

Update: It turns out that Abdulazeez was quoting Hijabman in his yearbook picture. That was not his online identity. It was myabdulazeez

hree days before he set out in a silver Mustang convertible and murdered four Marines, 24-year-old Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez all but announced his intentions in a pair of blog posts.

One, headlined “Understanding Islam: The Story of the Three Blind Men,” declared that the original disciples of the prophet were not “like priests living in monasteries.”

“Every one of them fought Jihad for the sake of Allah,” Abdulazeez wrote as myabdulazeez.

The second post was headlined “A Prison Called Dunya,” that being a term for the material world.

The Daily Beast however is not posting a link to the blog. If anyone has that link we will post it.

Update: Ask and ye shall receive.

Researching last night the story of the three blind men is one Islamists have used see this example from the forums.

here were three blind men that wanted to know what an elephant looks like. Somebody took them to the zoo and directed them to the elephant cage. Since they cannot see, they used their sense of touch to get a description of the appearance of the elephant.


They went around the elephant touching it from different parts. One of the blind men grabbed the ear of the elephant, the second one grabbed the foot, and the third one grabbed the tail of the elephant.

When they went back people were asking them, “what do you know about the elephant?” The one who grabbed the ear said, “Well the elephant is very wide and flat”. The other two became upset and said, “No, that is not correct”. The one who grabbed the foot said, “He’s wrong. It’s just like the trunk of a tree”. The third one said “Both of you don’t know what you are talking about, the elephant is like a long rope”. They continued arguing and could not come to an agreement on the appearance of the elephant.

Apparently it was oppression that drove him to terrorism.
ut nearly three years later, he still had a résumé out and apparently had yet to land a promising job. One of his sisters had gotten married, but he was still single.

And on April 21 he had been arrested for driving under the influence, seemingly his first brush with the law. The arresting officers reported smelling marijuana and saw white residue on his face. He insisted he had only been snorting caffeine tablets. He refused a blood test, and a sample was obtained by power of a search warrant.

Abdulazeez may have taken it as a warning of what can happen if you stray from the stricter tenets of Islam.

In a family photo taken in May with his parents and his four sisters, he still managed to look happy enough. But his life outside such lighthearted moments seems to have grown sodden with disappointment. He consoled himself in the second blog post by saying ambition was pointless anyway.

Yeah right if this is oppression where do I sign up?

According to CNN Mohammad was well liked, religious but not to the extreme, friendly and well integrated and liked to wrestle a Russian Jew.

But apparently according to the press he wasn't having the success in life he felt he was due or the attention he deserved. So of course it was some other factgor that drove him to kill.

You know happens all the time someone goes crazy, does stuff. Muslims after all are just people, like us subject to the same pressures of life, right?

The problem with that is that if you are in that situation and you are looking for justification for your shooting spree its a slam dunk that you can find that reason in Islam.

Islamic State who has been asking for American Muslims, not asking radical Muslims but all Muslims, to do just such an act has found a narrative in Islam to justify every single one of its heinous and subhuman atrocities. Including in its calls to western Muslims to commit acts of terrorism in the west.

Update: Muhammad spent quite a while in Jordan last year. There is a huge number of Islamic State and AQ supporters linked to ISIS through its former iteration called Ansar al-Sunnah in Jordan.

Jeff:Yes, I’m sure Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez saw that yellow sign near the door declaring “no firearms allowed”. He just used that information for an entirely different purpose.

Counterterrorism investigators are looking closely at a monthslong trip the Chattanooga shooting suspect took to Jordan in 2014 to determine if he had contact with any extremists or traveled to other countries, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, 24 years old, spent about seven months in Jordan last year, according to one person close to the investigation. The visit was one of a number of trips he took to that country during his life. He also held Jordanian citizenship, officials said.

By Howie at 01:19 PM | Comments |

June 26, 2015

Islamic Terrorist Attacks Air Products Plant in St.-Quentin-Fallavier France Beheading One Worker

Air Products was picked specifically because it is an American company. The murdered employee's head was posted on the gate of the plant. The terrorist waved the Islamic State flag and left multiple copies of the flag at the site.

ISISflag copy.jpg

The terrorist also attempted to cause the plant to blow up by crashing his car into some canisters, but apparently they contained non-flammable gases.

More here..

"No doubt about the intention — to cause an explosion," Hollande said, calling the attack "of a terrorist nature."

The French president said suspect has been arrested and identified and indicated that a second attacker might have been involved.

The industrial site belongs to Air Products, an American chemical company based in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

A security official said a severed head was found posted on the gate at the entrance to the factory, in what appeared to be an echo of Islamic State's practice of beheading prisoners and displaying the heads for all to see.

Two flags, one white and one black, both with Arabic inscriptions, were found nearby, the security official said.

The terrorist has been captured and is in custody.

Expect updates.

Update: The person murdered in the attack was there to pick up a delivery.

The decapitated man has been identified as the manager of a transport company in Chassieu in the Rhône.

He reportedly came in to make a delivery at the factory, which is not far from the place he works.

It is not yet known why he was targeted for such a horrific death.

A second suspect was arrested at his home in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, according to French media reports. More as we get it.

I also have reports of a third attacker killed at the site. Looking for confirmation.

Update the attacker in custody is ...

It has been confirmed that the suspected attacker under arrest is Yacine Sali, who was under surveillance between 2006 and 2008.

he suspect arrested in connection with the attack on a factory in south-eastern France has been named as Yacine Sali, also referred to as Yacine Salhi.

acine Sali, aged 30, had previously been investigated in 2006 for radicalisation and links to the Salafist movement, Bernard Cazeneuve, the interior minister, said.
"He was investigated in 2006 for radicalisation, but [the investigation] was not renewed in 2008. He had no criminal record," Mr Cazeneuve said.
Mr Cazeneuve, speaking from the scene in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier near Grenoble and Lyon, said he Sali was not known to be involved in previous terror attacks.

By Howie at 07:38 AM | Comments |

June 24, 2015

Tsarnaev Sentencing Going Well (Update: Identified as Patrick Carrerio 24 of Woburn Death Penalty Protester)

Looks like we have another volunteer for federal pound you in the ass prison.

Update: More on the arrest.

Just after 1 p.m., police investigated after someone driving a Honda SUV with no license plates blew past a security checkpoint and jumped a curb near the courthouse. Officers immediately confronted the man driving, who they say said he was at the courthouse to explain why he is against the death penalty.
Police searched the car and found a meat clever, but they say the suspect never used or threatened anyone with the weapon.

The driver, Patrick Carrerio, 24, of Woburn, was arrested and charged with failure to stop for a police officer, disorderly conduct and the unlawful possession of a dangerous weapon.

His LinkedIn profile, he also provides support on the QuickBooks forum. Myspace. Some other stuff.

He also apparently has six websites registered. More...

By Howie at 12:15 PM | Comments |

June 17, 2015

Breaking Shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston SC (Update: State Senator he Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Killed)

Police are looking for the shooter who is still at large. His description is..

Police were looking for 21-year-old white man with a slender build wearing a gray hoodie, blue jeans and Timberland boots.
Reports of multiple people killed and injured.

It occurred around 9 Eastern time.

The Church's website is here. Its listed by the National Park Service as a historical Black Church.

We pray for them and hope the perpetrator is brought to justice swiftly.

Update: I have a report that Police have one person in custody(unconfirmed).

Update II: The arrested person appears to be a journalist or youtube type the shooter is still at large.

Update II 06/18/2015 07:23 cdt:

Nine people are reported dead this morning. Six females and three males. A state senator is pastor at the church and was present. No word on their status.

Thanks to NPR. More to follow.

This is the suspect.

Confirmed State Senator Killed in attack.

Meanwhile ..blockquote>A woman who survived the attack said that the gunman told her that he was letting her live so that she could tell others about what happened, the Charleston Post and Courier reported. The woman added that the suspect had sat in the church before standing and opening fire, BBC reported, citing an NAACP official. More on Reverend Clementa Pinckney

The Reverend Honorable Clementa C. Pinckney was born July 30, 1973 the son of Mr. John Pinckney and the late Theopia Stevenson Pinckney of Ridgeland, South Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of Jasper County. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Allen University with a degree in Business Administration. While there, Reverend Pinckney served as freshman class president, student body president, and senior class president.


Rev. Pinckney was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1996 at the age of twenty-three. In 2000, he was elected to the State Senate at the age of twenty-seven. He is one of the youngest persons and the youngest African-American in South Carolina to be elected to the State Legislature. He represents Jasper, Beaufort, Charleston, Colleton, and Hampton Counties. His committee assignments include Senate Finance, Banking and Insurance, Transportation, Medical Affairs and Corrections and Penology. Washington Post columnist, David Broder, called Rev. Pinckney a "political spirit lifter for suprisingly not becoming cynical about politics."

Rev. Pinckney has served in other capacities in the state to include a college trustee and corporate board member. In May 2010, he delivered the Commencement Address for the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary.
He and his wife Jennifer have two children - Eliana and Malana.

The Church has a pretty good website, you can make donations here.

And I think nothing would show our utter rejection of these cold blooded murders than overloading their paypal.

Also the shooter in the images there is something odd about his nose. White or covered with something?

Update IV:

Report here at CBS

Pinckney’s cousin told WAFF-TV that the gunman specifically asked for the reverend before Bible study and sat next to him before opening fire. The cousin says survivors told her that the gunman told them, “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country. And you have to go.”
Suspect is named.

His Facebook is here.

Update he appears to be using facebook right now. He friended one female who has since disappeared from his recently added list.

Update: Captured, I know I updated this with a tweet once already but for some reason I failed to save it.

By Howie at 10:01 PM | Comments |

April 08, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! (Update : Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! G...

Later Dzhokhar!

Update Counts 7, 8, 9, 10 Guilty.

Batting 1000 so far.

Counts 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Guilty.

He is so guilty its beyond the capability of Jawa Post Titles to hold all the Guilty.

By Howie at 01:14 PM | Comments |

March 30, 2015

**UPDATED**BUMPED** SUV Rams Gate at NSA (Cross Dressing Gay Flameout Jihadis on Dope?!?!)

This is still developing but something happened at the gate to the NSA:Two people were being treated for injuries Monday at one of the gates at the huge military installation of Fort Meade in Anne Arundel County, according to the Associated Press.


Few details were immediately available about the incident, which the AP said occurred just after 10 a.m.

...At the Fort Meade police headquarters, a spokeswoman said “preliminary information” was that two people showed up injured at the gate of the facility.” But she gave no other information and referred calls to police at Fort Meade.NY Daily News reports the driver of the SUV was killed.

I'm getting sources saying the dead driver was a female. Also that another female a passenger was injured. The other injury was to an officer, possibly the one who rammed the SUV to stop it. From what I can see he is not badly hurt and was conscious when loaded to the ambulance.

Update: Shenanigans! They were not two women they were two men dressed as women.

Obviously terrorism because only ISIS supporters would try that. They like the way women's clothes feel next to their bodies.

UPDATE 14:15 by Rusty: They found cocaine (pronounced: Koh-ka-ayn) in the vehicle.

Cocaine and a weapon were found near or inside the men's vehicle, officials said.
I just thought that was interesting. Jihadis are sometimes known to get their bravery up for suicide runs with drugs. Just wanted to throw that out there even though we still have no idea who was behind this.

For what it's worth, the FBI is claiming this was 'not terrorism'. And by 'for what it's worth' I mean 'the statement is literally worth nothing' as the knee jerk reaction is nearly always to say 'not terrorism' even when it's obvious it is:

“The shooting scene is contained, and we do not believe it is related to terrorism,” the FBI said in a statement."
Why else would someone attack the NSA if not terrorism? That's a serious question. Even if this turns out to be some left-wing or right-wing nutjobs, what other explanation could there possibly be?

Update: What other explanation could there possibly be?

Update from the Washington Post:

So the two guys stole their truck and drugs from another guy after a night of passion at a hotel, took a wrong turn, and ended up dead?

Truth its stranger than fiction. Thanks to Shadowofashade.

By Howie at 02:15 PM | Comments |

March 26, 2015

Voice Recorder Shows One Pilot Was Locked Out of Cockpit on GermanWings Flight (Bumped Prosecutor Says Co-Pilot Andreas Lubitz Intentionally Crashed Plane)

I'm getting a very bad feeling about this.

New York Times

PARIS — As officials struggled Wednesday to explain why a jet with 150 people on board crashed in relatively clear skies, an investigator said evidence from a cockpit voice recorder indicated one pilot left the cockpit before the plane’s descent and was unable to get back in.

A senior military official involved in the investigation described “very smooth, very cool” conversation between the pilots during the early part of the flight from Barcelona to Düsseldorf. Then the audio indicated that one of the pilots left the cockpit and could not re-enter.

“The guy outside is knocking lightly on the door and there is no answer,” the investigator said. “And then he hits the door stronger and no answer. There is never an answer.”

He said, “You can hear he is trying to smash the door down.”

While the audio seemed to give some insight into the circumstances leading up to the Germanwings crash, it also left many questions unanswered.

"We don’t know yet the reason why one of the guys went out,” said the official, who requested anonymity because the investigation is continuing. "But what is sure is that at the very end of the flight, the other pilot is alone and does not open the door."

Previous: Germanwings Flight From Barcelona to Dusseldorf Crashes After Distress Call.

Hat Tip: Pat Dollard.

Trust your feelings.

he co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crash in the French Alps this week appeared to want to "destroy the plane," Brice Robin, Public Prosecutor of Marseille, said today.

“The intention was to destroy the plane," he said.

Robin also confirmed reports about the pilot being heard on the voice recorder asking co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, a German citizen, to take over the controls, with a chair heard being moved and door heard closing.

The co-pilot, 28, was in control, Robin said, and the accelerated descent was made manually.

So the next question is who was Andreas Lubitz?
he co-pilot of the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in the French Alps has been named by French authorities as German national Andreas Lubitz.

Image credit and more at

The information released by authorities investigating the crash about the pilots has been sparse.

However, what we do know about Lubitz is that the 28-year-old was from Montabaur, a town in the district seat of the Westerwaldkreis in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, according to a local flight club.

The LSC club, where he was a member, posted a death notice on their website naming him.

The captain of the doomed Germanwings plane has since been named as Patrick Sonderheimer by the same flying club, which said he had completed more than 6,000 flying hours on A 320 aircraft.

Video of the prosecutors statement is here at CNN.

Update: His Facebook is here. More at The Mirror.

By Howie at 07:35 AM | Comments |

Saudi deploys 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers for anti-Houthi campaign

Didn't take long the proxy war just went super nova..

The vacuum is filled

Saudi Arabia deployed 100 fighter jets, 150,000 soldiers and other navy units on Thursday, after it launched its operation against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, Al Arabiya News Channel reported.

The Saudi aerial deployment enabled the Royal Saudi Air Force to take control of Yemen’s airspace early Thursday.

Reports also emerged that top Houthi leadership Abdulkhaliq al-Houthi, Yousuf al-Madani, and Yousuf al-Fishi were killed, and head of the Revolutionary Committee for the Houthis, Mohammed Ali al-Hothi, was wounded.

Saudi allies including its Gulf counterparts - except Oman - also showcased their military power to curb the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels from reaching Aden to dislodge Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi, who remained in the southern city.

The Gulf nations said they decided to “repel Houthi aggression” in neighboring Yemen, following a request from the country’s President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

In their joint statement Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain, Qatar and Kuwait said they “decided to repel Houthi militias, al-Qaeda and ISIS [Islamic State of Iraq and Syria] in the country.”

The Gulf states warned that the Houthi coup in Yemen represented a “major threat” to the region’s stability.

The UAE contributed 30 fighter jets, Bahrain 15, Kuwaiti 15, Qatar 10 and Jordan 6 in the operation.

The battle is joined. The Gulf states will not roll over without a fight..

By Matt Damon at 02:31 AM | Comments |

March 25, 2015

Shocking News! Bowe Bergdahl Charged With Desertion

Bowe Bergdahl, what a waste of perfectly good blips his name is.

By Howie at 02:03 PM | Comments |

March 24, 2015

Germanwings Flight From Barcelona to Dusseldorf Crashes After Distress Call

There were 142 people on board. All are thought lost.

A Germanwings Airbus A320 plane carrying at least 148 people crashed Tuesday in the foothills of the Alps in southeastern France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told reporters.

Valls said he fears those aboard the flight from Barcelona, Spain, to Dusseldorf, Germany -- 142 passengers and six crew members -- may be dead.

French President Francois Hollande also said no survivors were expected. The plane crashed near Digne-les-Bains, in the Alpes de Haute Provence region, Valls said.

"The conditions of the accident are not yet clear but lead us to believe there will be no survivors," Hollande said.

A distress call associated with the Germanwings plane that crashed in France was sent at 10:45 a.m. local time (5:45 a.m. ET), the French interior minister's spokesman Pierre-Henry Brandet told CNN affiliate BFMTV.

Germanwings Flight 9525 had left a Barcelona airport at 10:01 a.m., the airport website said.


Update: I have a bad feeling about this.

"high number of Spaniards, Germans and Turks"

..We are working with French and German authorities in the investigation...

Update II

The owner of a French Alpine camping ground says he heard a series of loud noises in the air before a Germanwings passenger plane carrying 150 people crashed to the ground.

Update III:

(CNN)Latest developments:

- 10:30 a.m. ET: Air traffic controllers sent out a distress signal after controllers became concerned at the loss of radio contact with the doomed Germanwings plane and the speed of the plane's descent, a spokesperson for the French civil aviation authority said.

The crew of the plane itself did not issue a distress call before crashing in southern France, the spokesperson said.


By Howie at 07:32 AM | Comments |

February 04, 2015

Jordan Hangs Sajida al-Rishawi and Ziad al-Karbouli


Jordan responded rapidly, executing Sajida al-Rishawi, who was convicted after attempting a suicide bombing, and Ziad al-Karbouli, a top lieutenant of Al Qaeda in Iraq, before dawn on Wednesday, according to the official news agency Petra.

By Howie at 04:44 AM | Comments |

February 03, 2015

ISIS Burns Jordanian Pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh Alive (Bumped: Image Kenji Jogo Holding Still From Today's Video)


Isil jihadists have released a video that shows the Jordanian pilot they have been holding hostage being burned alive.
Moaz al-Kassasbeh, a pilot in the Jordanian air force, was captured by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on December 26.

His death, if confirmed, marks the failure of a proposed prisoner exchange for a woman failed suicide bomber being held in Jordan.

The Jordanian was kidnapped by the jihadists after his plane crashed closed to their stronghold city of Raqqa in northeastern Syria.

Jawa report has obtained a copy of the video. We can confirm this is true, and also he was held by a different cell. There is no Jihadi John in the video and it is a very long and highly produced video with the most horrific end.

In the video the pilot is soaked with fuel and white phosphorus, which is used in munitions to burn metal and disable armor.

As al-Kasasibah is set on fire inside a cage he suffers and struggles terribly. Before finally giving up the struggle in a corner of the cage. Once he dies a front end loader puts out the fire by dumping concrete rubble on his body.

These people are savages and must be killed every last one. I'm sure Jordan will respond on the most severe manner and may God speed the death of ISIS.

The video was apparently timed to be released with the King of Jordan's visit to the US.


A reader points out that the video of Kenji Goto Jogo holding the Jordanian pilots picture was a still from this video.

He was already dead as Jordan demanded his release. In the still you can see the same wall behind him and the bars of the cage in which he was burned.


A second image for dumbass Phil in comments, "Same cement block means nothing."

I personally believe that the Jordanian and Jogo were held by different cells, but they are in communication.

Update II: If you recall during the Iraq war ISIS parent ISI or AQI burned iraqis alive in a pit. That video is here.

Thanks to Twitchy for reminding me.

If you don't believe me the video is below the fold. The murder is at around 16 minutes.

I've taken down the video, a copy is available by request to @darthodius or by clicking here.

Update 02/06/2015: I've taken down the video, if you've not gotten it by now, too bad.

By Howie at 08:46 PM | Comments |

January 31, 2015

ISIS Murders Kenji Goto Joto

ISIS has carried out the Murder Japanese hostage of Kenjo Goto Jogo.


I can confirm this is the case. In the video Jihad John appears, it is his voice, he then speaks about the Grace of Allah, but Kenji was shown no grace. Joto is silent and stoic, a still at the end of the video confirms his death.

Our prayers go out to the people of Japan and to his family.

Evil does abide on this Earth its name is ISIS.

Tolerance becomes a crime when applied to evil.

ISIS seems annoyed that states are not recognizing the power of the group as a true state, the irony of murdering a bound journalist while hiding in a ravine seems to escape them.

The video is also very short and has a number of issues playing outside a web browser. Its fairly high resolution but appears hastily prepared with out many of the post production features. Aside from the reappearance of the al-Furqan label.

By Howie at 08:22 PM | Comments |

Chatter Jordanian Pilot Executed( Update: ISIS Claims Killing of Syrian Accused of Working for Jordanian Intelligence: Video Released)

I'm seeing chatter that the Jordanian Pilot has been executed. There are posts on forums and twitter indicating the release of a high quality video production of his death.

I would warn that this is at this point only chatter. I can't confirm it yet. But the sources look credible.

I would note that ISIS never provided proof of life for the pilot, that combined with al-Furqan media's recent troubles. Sending out still images over audio messages indicates to me that the pilot has been dead for some time.

That ISIS didn't provide proof of life because ISIS was sitting on a this production as things went sour.

We'll update if this is confirmed.

Upate: From what I can gather its of a Syrian accused of working for Jordanian intelligence.

Not the pilot. No news of him. But this person had been held for some time so when he was killed is still not clear.

Update : The video is here and below the fold.

By Howie at 08:00 AM | Comments |

January 28, 2015

Hostages Fate Unknown After Efforts to Exchange Prisoners

Daily Mail:

Jordan today agreed to release a would-be suicide bomber in exchange for one of its air force pilots being held by the Islamic State.
Pilot Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh and Japanese hostage Kenji Goto have been threatened with execution this afternoon unless the Jordanian government frees an Iraqi terrorist.

Al-Rishawi was sentenced to death in Jordan for her involvement in a 2005 terrorist attack by Al Qaeda on hotels in Amman that killed 60 people.

Information Minister Mohammed al-Momani said 'Jordan is ready to release the Iraqi prisoner' if al-Kaseasbeh is released unharmed, according to a statement on Jordan's state television.

But Mr al-Momani made no mention of Mr Goto.

In separate developments, efforts to free the Japanese journalist were thrown into confusion today after Tokyo was forced to deny reported comments by one of its ministers that a deal was imminent.

The Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister was earlier reported as saying that Mr Goto would be released 'within hours' in a prisoner exchange deal for al-Rishawi. I see chatter that an exchange has occurred but at this point that's all I can say chatter.

Here is more at Huffpo

It seems the hangup is that Jogo and Jordanian pilot are not held by the same cell. And Jordan is demanding its pilot. There is no mention of him. If ISIS has already murdered Mu'ath al-Kaseasbeh then it might sour the deal for Jogo.

By Howie at 08:29 AM | Comments |

January 24, 2015

ISIS Murdered Haruna Yukawa

Gateway Pundit had the story.

I'm looking this over at the moment. Anyway there was a delay in the release and Kenji Goto Jogo it appears is still alive.

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At first glance it appears the new video is a hasty release, without the high production value in the previous video. It is a simple audio message over a the above still image.

Our thoughts go out to the People of Japan and to the family of Haruna Yukawa.

Update: In the video, in which Jihadi John is conspicuously absent Kenji Goto Jogo in English says the captors demands have changed. The demand for ransom is dropped and that Mr. Goto will be traded for a single female captive help by the Jordanians.

I'm not sure the spelling of her name or who she is. I will update shortly on that.

I can verify that Haruna Yukawa has been murdered.

Obviously something has seriously went wrong for the al-Furqan Media cell that was running this operation. But the video appears authentic despite the obvious difficulty al-Furqan is having.

More on the demands for the Jordanian prisoner here at USA Today

Goto, again speaking to his family, said in the purported video released Saturday that Islamic State had changed its ransom demand and no longer wanted money.

"Their demand is easier. They are being fair. They no longer want money. So you don't need to worry about funding terrorists. They are just demanding the release of their imprisoned sister Sajida al-Rishawi," he said.

Sajida al-Rishawi is a female suicide bomber dispatched by al-Qaeda in Iraq to attack a hotel in Jordan in 2005, SITE reported. She survived when her explosive belt failed to detonate.


Al-Rishawi was arrested by Jordanian authorities at the time of the attack on the Radisson SAS hotel in Amman that killed 57 people, many of whom were at a wedding reception.

She was later shown on Jordanian tV confessing to participating in the attack, the BBC reports. Jordanian police said she was the wife of one of three Iraqi male suicide bombers involved in the assault.

"My husband wore one [bomb] belt and I another -- he told me how to use it," she said, explaining that he took one corner of the hotel and she took another.

"There was a wedding in the hotel. There were women and children," she said. "My husband executed the attack. I tried to detonate and it failed. I left. People started running and I started running with them."

By Howie at 10:14 AM | Comments |

January 12, 2015

Reports of Smoke, Multiple Rescues and Fires Closes DC Metro Line

There are few details but the images are eerily similar to those from Madrid and the London Tube bombings.

>More here at FOX.

I see reports of a small fire, and also a disabled train and now "mass casualties"

It may be nothing but its clear something is out of the ordinary and the situation is changing quickly.

Now reports of one small fire are two alarm major fire.

The report of flooding was a stale report from Dec 16th, my bad.

Update: Now reports that one person has died.

Metro General Manager Richard Sarles said one of the passengers injured the tunnel incident has died. The woman has not been identified pending notification of next of kin, he said.

In addition, Sarles said two people were in critical condition at George Washington Hospital; 40 were transported by bus to Howard University Hospital, and another 20 to 25 people were taken to Washington Hospital Center.

Sarles said that since the incident involved a fatality, the Metropolitan Police Department would now be involved in the investigation.

So if there was enough smoke to cause this it must have been a pretty serious fire.

Still no word on the cause, researching.

Here are some images from those on the train. A train broke down and began to smoke it is reported but no word on how a malfunction would cause such a fire.

A Metro train broke down near L'Enfant Plaza and filled with smoke. WMATA has confirmed at least one person has died from the smoke; two are in critical condition, and many more went to local hospitals.

While the train operator told passengers to remain in the train, they eventually decided to evacuate through the tunnel as the smoke made some people have trouble breathing. Jonathan Rogers was on the train and took this video:

By Howie at 04:21 PM | Comments |

January 09, 2015

Breaking Third Hostage Situation in France

It seems we've screwed around until the Jihad has reached critical mass.

According to French media, one or two people are being held in a jewellery store in downtown Montpellier, in southern France.

It is believed the situation came about from a failed robbery.

Police have since cordoned off the area and are currently trying to evacuate people from the nearby shops, local media reports.

The hostage taker is said to be surrounded by police.

Officers have confirmed the incident is not linked to the two sieges in Paris.

There has been a lot of speculation about the motives for the attacks in France.

Set aside the targets for a moment, Jews and Charlie Hebdo.

France has been taking to the terrorists for months now. Bombing AQIM after freeing the last French hostage. Assisting in Syria and this week announcing a campaign against terrorists in Libya.

In fact its been France who has been filling the leadership vacuum left by Obama's hesitancy to act forcefully against AQ and ISIS.

Its not that Obama doesn't act when forced to, it that his goal is to get us out the the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He has stubbornly stuck to this goal without any regard for they enemy's plans and actions.

Obama can try to leave the war, but the war follows and AQ and ISIS have flourished under the lack of pressure.

So in acting against France they hope to peel off the coalition member that currently has the most will to fight. The nation that lately has given the terrorists the blackest shiners.

Meanwhile in Obama's New Libya
Two Three Terrorist Attacks in France
French Pay for Hostage
But then, once MUJWA had given up its last French hostage, the French took their refund strait out of Ahmed al Tilemsi's ass.

Update the police are saying its unrelated to the previous incidents, possibly a robbery taking advantage of the police being preoccupied with the terrorists situations. We'll update when it becomes more clear.

By Howie at 01:31 PM | Comments |

French Police Storm Hostage Both Hostage Situations All Terrorists Dead



And now we are hearing explosions at the 2nd hostage situation in Paris:


We will update as we learn more.

Two police were injured at the Jewish Kosher Market. Those hostages are reported to have been freed and safe.

The two brothers at the other site are dead and the one hostage is unharmed.

There are still ambulances on scene and arriving on scene. No word on any more injuries.

A replay of the tape you can hear one of the brothers yell Allahu Ackbar just before shooting, then drowned out in a hail or return fire.

Reports that Hayat Boumeddiene survived the police raid and is being treated for her injuries. I also see conflicting reports that she is at large.


Update: Reports that four hostages at the Kosher market have been killed.

Update: AQAP who recently issued Issue 13 or its Inspire magazine claims credit for the attacks.

I'm totally shocked.

Video of the raid on the Kosher Market. Note the body already on the floor before the raid. Also that someone runs out apparently carrying a baby trough the cross fire.

By Howie at 11:16 AM | Comments |

Two Reported Dead as Terrorists Attack Kosher Market in Second Hostage Incident Six Hostages Held


Two people were reportedly dead in a second hostage situation in Paris, 25 miles south of a printing plant where police had suspects Wednesday's massacre holed up.

The second case, which reportedly followed another shooting that left an unidentified victim wounded, was unfolding at a kosher grocery in the eastern Paris area known as Porte de Vincennes. The gunman in that case is armed with two AK-47s, was believed to be holding as many as five hostages, including women and children, and is believed to be the same person who shot a Paris policewoman on Thursday.

The fresh situation would be the third shooting to rock the French capital in three days, and may be related to Wednesday's massacre, in which 12 people were killed in an attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, sources said.

Update the two suspects in this incident are.


By Howie at 08:32 AM | Comments |

French Police In Standoff With Paris Terrorist Hostage Situation

American Thinker:

Reuters is reporting that authorities have surrounded the two brothers suspected of killing 12 people in the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and that the terrorists have taken at least one hostage in a small town north of Paris.

Dammartin-en-Goele, a small town of about 8,000 residents, has been cut off from the rest of the country and an industrial estate where the suspects have holed up has been surrounded.

The drama unfolded on a highway leading back into Paris when police pursued the suspects for miles in a high speed chase. Witnesses say shots were exchanged before the terrorists abandoned their car and fled on foot.

Reuters is also reporting that the man suspected of murdering a policewoman yesterday is a member of the same terrorist cell as the two brothers, Cherif and Said Kouachi.

Here is a live feed from France 24.

And a recent report from the scene.

By Howie at 08:27 AM | Comments |