April 18, 2014
Kassim Al-Himidi Found Guilty in Murder of Wife Shaima Alawadi
Kassim tried to throw off police by leaving an Islamophobic note behind after he bashed his wife's skull in, didn't work.
NBC:A broken family’s screams erupted in a San Diego courtroom after a guilty verdict was announced in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant who killed his wife.Somehow I doubt that CAIR will be running this verdict on their blog?
As the defendant cried out in Arabic "not guilty," his mother-in-law flailed her arms, screaming "you killed my daughter," while his two teenage sons chose opposing sides.
Jurors found Kassim Al-Himidi, 49, guilty in the death of his wife Shaima Alawadi -- a bloody, brutal beating once considered a hate crime that was, in the end, an act of domestic violence.
After Judge William McGrath handed off the verdict for reading, several family members began screaming, including the defendant's oldest son, who yelled profanities, saying he disagreed with the jury's verdict.
March 11, 2014
Missing Malaysia Plane Changed Course
Note the Malaysian military now says they search north and east of Vietnam is futile because...
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia's military believes a jetliner missing for almost four days turned and flew hundreds of kilometers to the west after it last made contact with civilian air traffic control off the country's east coast, a senior officer told Reuters on Tuesday.
In one of the most baffling mysteries in recent aviation history, a massive search operation for the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200ER has so far found no trace of the aircraft or the 239 passengers and crew.
Malaysian authorities have previously said flight MH370 disappeared about an hour after it took off from Kuala Lumpur for the Chinese capital Beijing.
"It changed course after Kota Bharu and took a lower altitude. It made it into the Malacca Strait," the senior military officer, who has been briefed on investigations, told Reuters.
They also report that the planes transponders were off after the course change, which would put the plane on course for Indonesia. Either Banda Aceh or Medan being the nearby large cities. After you pass Indonesia there is nothing but open water for thousands of miles, the next land being Extreme Southern India then Somalia or slightly more to the North Yemen.
As for the terrorist connection and speculation about Iran, there have been recent acts of terrorism in Indochina against mostly Jewish targets attributed to Iran. But the only motive I can think of at the time is Iran attempting to assist its patron Russia by distracting the West from Ukraine. If so it worked.
The plane flying with the transponder off points very much to either foul play or Space Aliens.
The Space Aliens have denied any involvement.
If the destination was Indonesia or East Africa then you have to add various other Sunni terrorist groups to the mix of suspects as well as Iran.
There are reports that some debris near Hong Kong is being investigated.
Once the plane is found the "What?" will be known. The "Who?" may be more difficult unless there is evidence on the cockpit voice recorder indicating who took control of the plane and what their demands were.
I would think answers to those questions will be quite some time in coming.
Libyan Civil War Not Quite Over
The al-Qaeda supporting rebels of Eastern Libya -- who fought gave al-Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi a hero's funeral and started a war to topple the Gaddafi regime (aka, Bronco Bamma's freedom fighters) -- are now fighting a war for oil against the new Libyan state.
Libya on Monday stopped a North Korean-flagged tanker that had loaded oil from a rebel-held port, after naval forces briefly exchanged fire with the rebels, officials said.I'm like totally 100% shocked by these developments.
They also said the government will assemble forces to "liberate" all occupied ports, raising the stakes over a blockage that has cut off vital oil revenue.
The conflict over oil wealth is increasing fears that the OPEC producer may slide deeper into chaos or even splinter as the fragile government fails to rein in dozens of militias that helped oust Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 but now defy state authority.
The rebels, who have seized three ports and partly control a fourth in the North African country, said they had dispatched forces to central Libya to deal with any government attack.
On the bright side, now Libyan terrorist groups have direct access to a lot of oil money. Yay!
March 07, 2014
Zionist PSA: On Cornhole Watch? Call Dan!!!!
He doesn't promise results he can't give, like say getting Goatly off. But he will take your money!
Oh did I mention this ad is causing a lot of controversy? Probably because of that six pointed star at the end there.
But trust me, at the Joooish Hospital you see all kinds of full blown black burqas and radical Islamic types. When mommy is facing death or Habib incarceration even a radical Islamist knows where to turn.
March 01, 2014
al-Qaeda's Grand Strategy
Mary Habeck is a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. She has been an Associate Professor of Strategic Studies at Johns Hopkins-SAIS and taught for 11 years in the Yale University History Department. She served on the National Security Council 2008-2009. A member of the Editorial Board of FPRI’s quarterly journal Orbis, she is also now a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Research Institute.The key to winning is not all out war against al-Qaeda. Its measured yet damaging responses to al-Qeada while preserving our financial ability and political will to fight. For instance a long war in Afghanistan or Iraq could be replace by the kick the shit out of them and leave while they're down strategy. Or even the troll them into killing each other strategy.
This essay is a revised version of the 17th Annual Templeton Lecture on Religion and World Affairs that she delivered in Philadelphia on October 3, 2013. For previous lectures in this series, visit: http://www.fpri.org/ event-lecture-series/templeton 
Defining what precisely is meant by grand strategy and how al Qaeda, in particular, views grand strategy is vital for our national security. In fact, grand strategy is intertwined with every policy debate over al Qaeda that is currently ongoing in Washington, D.C.
The questions of what is al Qaeda, and who is al Qaeda have been debated since 2001. More recently, questions have arisen about affiliates and what is their relationship with al Qaeda. Is there any command and control between al Qaeda and its affiliates? What is the proper way to deal with these groups? And can we actually win against them? This talk will seek to add to this debate by offering answers to the questions of what al Qaeda is and what the group hopes to achieve.
In the nation building strategy all they have to do is exist to win, and they get to train against the best and over time gain way too much support.
al-Qaeda attacks us in hopes that later we'll be too financially drained from insurgent conflicts to interfere when they make later moves to control territory in the Mideast or other Islamic nations.
The problem they're having is both that we're still around and also once they get control of an area, the people, mostly really Muslim people find out that they really hate living under their very strict and radical so called Caliphate.
*Anyway its a very good read and overview of al-Qaeda's grand strategy to rule the world.
*Hey just can't most boobies all the time, I need to post more cerebral stuff now and then, don't I?
February 27, 2014
Any Post Which Combines Star Wars and Jesus
But don't get cocky.
February 25, 2014
Joooos! Is There Anything They Can't Do?
After overthrowing Vladimir Putin's man in Ukraine with only five unnamed sekrit agents, the Juice moved on to smuggling Zionist balloons filled with nefarious anti-Islamic agents into Saudi Arabia.
Next they'll tell me they are behind Jawa Report.
A man is not defined by how many camels or wives he has, nor by what his job is. Not by preaching the gospel or preaching his political views. He is defined by character. It is how he thinks, feels, and behaves. In quiet moments when no one else is around, or public moments when the whole world is watching, it is all about actions, not words.
Behold manhood -
Because, America Dammit!
Thaanks to Hyscience.
February 19, 2014
Sandcrawler PSA: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
eather Levia is 23-years-old, has twins, works two jobs, and is in nursing school. She works incredibly hard, and therefore has an appreciation for the hard work first responders do. When some firefighters in Olean, New York, came in to order to food after fighting a house fire in freezing temperatures, Levia paid the $83 bill herself. When another round of food was ordered by a different fire department, she asked if the McDonald’s would cover the cost. As WIVB News 4 reports, Ms. Levia believes this was the catalyst in the restaurant’s decision to fire her.Here's the local story at WIVB.
al-Qaeda Bombs More Iranian Stuff
Iran's Foreign Ministry condemned Wednesday's twin suicide attack targeting an Iranian Cultural Center in a Beirut suburb, blaming “Zionist agents” unhappy with the formation of an all-embracing Lebanese government.Yeah, they probably used their new Laser Shark Guided Cruise Missile.
“The perpetrators behind this criminal operation are the enemies of safety, security, and Lebanon’s unity. They are agents of the Zionist enemy who felt disappointed and despair when the new Lebanese inclusive government was formed,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham said in a statement.
Maybe it would be quicker if we just assumed the Jooos are behind everything and then noted which incidents they were not involved in.
It would save a lot of paper.
February 17, 2014
Awesome: Press Continues to Leak Clues About American on Drone List
Seriously, someone in this Administration/intel community who is leaking details about who is on the drone list really needs to be jailed. This information is specific enough that the drone target has now been given warning that he's on the list. How many American born, al Qaeda central, bomb makers can there be in Western Pakistan?
The American al Qaeda member who the Obama administration is considering killing through a drone strike is likely a bombmaker with little public profile who has been linked to the deaths of fellow citizens in Afghanistan, experts say.Brilliant!
A former U.S. security official told NBC News that the suspect is based in lawless western Pakistan, where missiles fired by American drones have slain dozens of suspected al Qaeda members since 2004.
According to one current and another former U.S. intelligence official, the potential target is considered a member of "al Qaeda Central," the core organization led by Osama bin Laden’s successor Ayman al Zawahiri.
February 13, 2014
Hot Olympic Skier Jackie Chamoun Boobies Cause Outrage in Lebanon
Lebanon’s fractured sense of national identity was on full display this week, as bloggers rallied online to defend the honor of a female Olympian, the skier Jackie Chamoun, accused by the country’s sports minister of tarnishing the nation’s image by posing for seminude photographs on the slopes outside Beirut.Oh the horror!
As the blogger Abir Ghattas explained, the photographs of the young skier and a colleague, and a risqué promotional video for the calendar they were used in, were unknown in Lebanon until a television channel, Al Jadeed, published them on Monday under the headline, “Scandal — Lebanese Skiing Champions Are Nude Starlets!”
More images of Jackie Chamoun below the fold.
February 11, 2014
Shirley Temple Dies
April 23, 1928- February 10, 2014
Back in the day Sunday morning TV was all Abbott and Costello and Shirley Temple. Good times.
February 10, 2014
Leak: White House Contemplating Droning Another al Qaeda (who happens to be American)
As you know, this pisses me off when my friends on the Right frame the issue of killing members of al Qaeda abroad who happen to be American citizens as: White House kills (executes, murders) American without due process.
Honestly, it's just stupid and I wish you would quit it. We are targeting members of al Qaeda. The fact that some of them are American is just coincidental.
What other options do we have? Drop a subpoena on a compound in Pakistan's tribal regions?
You'd expect people on the Left to use this argument, but on the Right? I don't care if you are a libertarian -- I am a small "l" libertarian. But there are no civil liberties in war. None. If I have the right to kill you and the right to life is the highest of our ordered liberties then there is nothing else I can do to you which even comes close. When you're dodging bullets due process is way down on the priority list.
Anyway, Ed over at Hot Air has all the bases covered on this one. The news isn't that detailed, only that there is an American somewhere in the world who is a member of al Qaeda that the White House is contemplating droning. Good for them. Moar drones puhlease!
You want to know what else pisses me off? There are only a dozen or less American members of al Qaeda abroad. So, this leak just tipped them off that they just got put on the drone list.
Hey, thanks CNN for the warning. You're a bunch of real patriots.
February 07, 2014
Mohammad Zawahiri & Mohammad Morsi Chat About Infidels
This second phone call being longer than the first, Zawahiri took it as an opportunity to congratulate Morsi on his recent presidential victory—which, incidentally, from the start, was portrayed by some as fraudulent—and expressed his joy that Morsi’s presidency could only mean that “all secular infidels would be removed from Egypt.”They also discussed killing any Copts who opposed their second class status under Sharia and to stop the building of any church.
Then Zawahiri told Morsi: “Rule according to the Sharia of Allah [or “Islamic law”], and we will stand next to you. Know that, from the start, there is no so-called democracy, so get rid of your opposition.”
awahiri: “The teachings of Allah need to be applied and enforced; the secularists have stopped the Islamic sharia, and the response must be a stop to the building of churches.” ( An odd assertion considering how difficult it is for Copts merely to acquire a repair permit for their churches in Egypt.)
Zawahiri also added that “All those who reject the Sharia must be executed, and all those belonging to the secular media which works to disseminate debauchery and helps deviants and Christians to violate the Sharia, must be executed.”
February 03, 2014
Muslim Brotherhood Thanks US for Alliance in Jihad
Obviously, we don't see ourselves as involved in jihad in Syria. We see ourselves involved in helping groups oust a Baathist dictator who openly supports Hezbollah, the second deadliest terror group on the planet (in terms of US casualties). Of course, why we do things is often lost when those things we do also advance the cause of the first deadliest terror group on the planet, al Qaeda.
So, of course Salaafi preachers are grateful for helping violent Islamists in Syria (even if inadvertently) and of course they want us to do more. I don't think the perceptions of the Muslim world are sufficient cause to change US policy. The truth of the matter is that no matter what we do, the Muslim world will hate us. So, we shouldn't be doing anything at all.
All problems in the world aren't our problems.
January 28, 2014
Leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad Ziyad al Nakhalah (Abu Tariq) Named Specially Designated Global Terrorist
The State Department today designated Ziyad al Nakhalah (Abu Tariq), the Deputy Secretary General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). PIJ has been designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization since October 1997.
Nakhalah “has repeatedly taken credit for attacks against Israel,” the State Department said. In addition, he has “cultivated strong relations with the Government of Iran, the world’s primary State Sponsor of Terrorism.” Nakhalah was one of a number of officials in Palestinian Islamic Jihad to admit that Iran had provided Palestinian terror groups, including PIJ, with Fajr-3 and Fajr-5 missiles that were used during Operation Pillar of Defense in November 2012.
January 27, 2014
Sandcrawler PSA: Jawa Archives Now With No Porn Redirect!
Long story short an old ad service died and got taken over by nefarious characters causing old posts to well, you know.
My personal apology for screwing it up and for it taking so long to rebuild all those entries.
And thanks to our hero Pixi Misa.
January 09, 2014
Obama Win! AQ Now Controls More Territory
How's the reset with the Muslim world working for Obama? That great, huh? I have an idea: let's give this guy a nobel prize:
From around Aleppo in western Syria to small areas of Falluja in central Iraq, al Qaeda now controls territory that stretches more than 400 miles across the heart of the Middle East, according to English and Arab language news accounts as well as accounts on jihadist websites.And remember how Obama said he wanted to abandon Iraq so we could use lazer like focus on defeating al Qaeda?
Indeed, al Qaeda appears to control more territory in the Arab world than it has done at any time in its history.
Yeah, me neither. I don't remember him saying anything like that nor a buncfh of idiots in Norway giving him a Nobel Peace Prize. None. Of. It. Ever. Happened.
Instead ........ minimum wage!
December 30, 2013
Bad Gun Control
Authorities say 16-year-old Clifton Chatman was among a group of muggers who surrounded the unnamed victim on the night of December 14 and demanded his cellphone.
One of the robbers pulled out a handgun while the others went through the victim’s belongings in search of other valuables.
Though the victim had complied with all his assailants’ demands, the teen holding the gun shot him anyway.
However, in a surprising twist of fate, the bullet fired at the man bounced off his face and reportedly struck Chatman, killing him on the spot.
December 26, 2013
About that Fake Dead Afghan Lion Pic
Where the Jihadist claim that American special forces killed the last Afghan Lion.
We just wanted to let you know the lion is OK.
He is still happily napping napping in Africa after a Christmas dinner of fresh springbuck.
Thanks to IHazClawzSee?
I just love a cat stories with a naps and humiliated Jihadis at the end.
Video: Hostage Warren Weinstein
SLAMABAD (Reuters) - A U.S. development worker kidnapped in Pakistan by al Qaeda two years ago appealed to President Barack Obama to intervene and help negotiate his release, in a video released on Thursday.The video is here, thanks to Jeenyus.
In a 13-minute clip issued by al Qaeda's media wing and posted on several news websites, Warren Weinstein, 72, looked gaunt and tired.
We pray for his unconditional release.
Update: The video above was from 2012. Here is the new one.
Thanks to Birbal Dhar.
Update II: Here is a BBC report with a statement from Warren's family from this fall.
Update III: He was also forced to make a video appealing to the Israelis for help as he is a Jewish American.
December 25, 2013
Happy Birthday Jesus of Nazareth **STICKY**
*Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”
When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
So they said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet:
‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
Who will shepherd My people Israel.
When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy. And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Then, being divinely warned in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed for their own country another way.
Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I bring you word; for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy Him.”
When he arose, he took the young Child and His mother by night and departed for Egypt, and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”
Then Herod, when he saw that he was deceived by the wise men, was exceedingly angry; and he sent forth and put to death all the male children who were in Bethlehem and in all its districts, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had determined from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
A voice was heard in Ramah,Now when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Arise, take the young Child and His mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who sought the young Child’s life are dead.” Then he arose, took the young Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel.
Lamentation, weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
Refusing to be comforted,
Because they are no more.
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea instead of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being warned by God in a dream, he turned aside into the region of Galilee. And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
*I'm not going to publicize nor lend one word to our normal coverage of the ROP for this will be the Lord's day and I will not allow the Prince of Lies to interfere with the Good News!
Christ is born!
December 24, 2013
Now is the time at Jawa when we dance!
December 20, 2013
Meanwhile in Syria
Peace and good will towards men? Hardly.
Drowning in Oil?
The lakes and seas on Saturn's largest moon Titan hold massive amounts of liquid hydrocarbons — 40 times more than are found in Earth's proven oil reserves, new observations by NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggest.Its a bit hard to get to, but think of all that dirty dirty money.
Titan, which is about 1.5 times bigger than Earth's moon, harbors about 2,000 cubic miles (9,000 cubic kilometers) of liquid methane and ethane on its frigid surface, researchers announced last week. The hydrocarbons are almost all contained in an area near Titan's north pole that's just 660,000 square miles (1.62 million kilometers) in size, a region slightly larger than Alaska.
December 18, 2013
GLAAD Slams Saul of Tarsus
GLAAD apparently has a problem with Paul, as he has been is known since being struck blind on the road to Damascus by an unknown force calling itself Jesus in an attempt to forcibly convert him to Christianity .
Paul and his family claim to be Christian, but Pails’s lies about an entire community fly in the face of what true Christians believe,” said spokesperson Wilson Cruz. “He clearly knows nothing about gay people....The part that got GLAAD all riled up.
Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? 8 No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! 9 Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals,[a] nor sodomites, 10 nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.Heaven, it doesn't really matter who you are, you ain't getting in.
So if you are lucky enough to find grace and get to heaven every fornicator idolator, adulterer, homosexual, sodomite, thief, drunkard, dope fiend, reviler, or extortioner you meet will all have gotten there the same way you did, by grace.
So my advice, note *murderers missed the list and pray that by the grace of God you find yourself among the group of fine human beings listed above.
*No, murderers aren't listed, yet I find myself conflicted on that because Saul was nothing before his conversion if not an efficient killer of Christians.
Sin Temporarily Unavailable
Syrian Islamic Front Inexplicably Refuses Talks With the West
The U.S. ambassador to Damascus has said a newly formed Islamist alliance in war-torn Syria has refused to meet with American officials, in an interview aired Wednesday on Al Arabiya News Channel.I mean it could be that maybe they are under the influence of al-Qaeda? Or the primary exporter of Wahhabism Saudi Arabia? Or both?
“The Islamic Front has refused to sit with us without giving any reason,” Robert Ford said, just one day after U.S. State Secretary John Kerry spoke of a “possible” meeting with Syria’s biggest opposition alliance
“We are ready to sit with them because we talk to all parties and political groups in Syria,” Ford told Al Arabiya, speaking in Arabic.
Just repeat to yourself Islam is a Religion of Peace and continue rocking quietly in the corner while your government ponders our next attempt at peace through dialogue.
There Are Worse Things...
Than say, Drowning in oil!
The flood of North American crude oil is set to become a deluge as Mexico dismantles a 75-year-old barrier to foreign investment in its oil fields.Thanks to American Thinker for the pick me up.
Plagued by almost a decade of slumping output that has degraded Mexico’s take from a $100-a-barrel oil market, President Enrique Pena Nieto is seeking an end to the state monopoly over one of the biggest crude resources in the Western Hemisphere. The doubling in Mexican oil output that Citigroup Inc. said may result from inviting international explorers to drill would be equivalent to adding another Nigeria to world supply, or about 2.5 million barrels a day.
December 16, 2013
Rusty's Daily Checklist Revealed!
Hat Tip: DB Cooper.
Wichita Jihadi Hurled Homophobic Insults at Howie Had Mancrush on Yousef al-Khattab
I'm sorry I made this error.
I retract the post.
I should quit now while I'm behind.
December 13, 2013
American Imprisoned for 8 Months in "Moderate Muslim Country" for .... parody video
The kicker? He didn't even make fun of Mohammad. Just made fun of Dubai.
It's like the Soviet Union, only warmer, richer, and more Russian prostitutes.
I'm serious. Isn't that what they sent Solzhenitsyn to the gulags for? A joke?
December 12, 2013
Jamaat-e-Islami Leader Executed in Banglesh
Bangladesh has executed the Islamist leader Abdul Kader Mullah, convicted of atrocities in the 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.He was convicted in the systematic rape in support of Pakistani rule as well as the murder of 344 non-Muslims.
He is the first person convicted by Bangladesh's International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) to be executed.
The ICT was set up in 2010 to investigate abuses committed during the 1971 conflict, in which some estimate three million people were killed.
Mullah was a senior leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party.
November 22, 2013
I'm a Racist! Zo's A Racist! Oprah's a Racist!
And that goes for the rest of you racist scallywags too!
Oprah has raised the debt ceiling on the race card. Even though she's got enough money to swipe that card 'til it smokes. Funny how the wealth she has mostly comes from her white fans, but somehow it's racism that's causing Obama to fail. It can't possibly be his policies.
November 20, 2013
At Last Good News From Iraq
Iraq’s Kurds plan to start pumping oil to Turkey next month via a pipeline controlled by the central government in Baghdad, signaling an easing of their dispute over resources, according to two people familiar with the plan.Sweet!
The new line will take Kurdish oil into the existing pipe that runs from Kirkuk in Iraq to Turkey’s Mediterranean port of Ceyhan, initially carrying 150,000 barrels a day starting in December, according to the Turkish energy industry officials who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public. An Iraqi energy industry manager, who requested anonymity for the same reason, said the state oil company has accounted for the extra oil in 2014 plans.
November 18, 2013
Brown Moses' New Yorker Profile
As rockets fell in Syria, Eliot Higgins was asleep at his house twenty-three hundred miles away, in Leicester, England. He woke a few hours later, roused his toddler daughter, Ela, and padded downstairs to make her porridge. It was August 21st, and it had been ten months since Higgins was laid off from his job as an administrator at a nonprofit providing housing for asylum seekers. His days now consisted of looking after Ela and writing blog posts. As he made breakfast, he checked Twitter on his phone, and noticed reports of a possible chemical-weapons attack in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus.Read the rest.
...“Immediately, I gathered as much information as possible,” Higgins told me recently. Online, Higgins is known as Brown Moses, and, as Ela played, he assembled videos from Ghouta, preparing to post them on the Brown Moses Blog
Pretty bad day, either you were hurt or you saw storms followed by sunshine and rainbows, tornadoes are truly an act of God, so fickle, terrible damage one place then so close to the destruction normality. Its surreal.
CNN:Washington, Illinois (CNN) -- Hundreds of thousands of people were without power and hundreds were without homes across the Midwest on Monday after powerful storms wreaked havoc in three states.Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected, especially those who lost loved ones.
The worst damage appeared to be in Illinois, where six people died.
An umbrella found undamaged in a remote area 10 miles from Brookport IL tornado
And three people in far southern Illinois died from what was believed to be a tornado there, two in the Brookport area and one in Unionville.
al-Shabbab Offers Comfort to Mullah Omar Over Mehsud Droning
habaab, al Qaeda's affiliate in Somalia, has issued a statement offering its condolences for the death of Hakeemullah Mehsud, the former emir of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. Hakeemullah was killed by the US in a drone strike in North Waziristan on Nov. 1.Oh how cute.