Friday, December 19, 2014

Heartbreak Santa Mauled by Bear (10:45AM)

I guess that's it then, Christmas is canceled boys and girls.

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Men Arrested on Blasphemy Charges After Insulting The Prophet of Islam NO WAIT! (08:54AM)

Blasphemy Laws Suck!

BBC:A New Zealander and two Burmese men have pleaded not guilty to charges of insulting Buddhism in Myanmar.

The trio, who ran a bar in Yangon, are accused over a flyer promoting a drinks event depicting Buddha with headphones.

The image triggered an angry response online shortly after it appeared on the bar's Facebook page.

Burmese law makes it illegal to insult or damage any religion. Myanmar, also known as Burma, has seen growing Buddhist nationalism in recent years.

The flyer from VGastro Bar showed Buddha with his eyes shut, wearing large headphones, and surrounded by lurid colours.

The flyer advertised a drinks afternoon with limitless alcohol and shisha pipes.

Buddha is a jealous, angry and oppressive guy?


He always looks and seemed so happy.

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More like the rightwing military dictatorship that runs Myanmar wanted payoffs from the bar
Culture always trumps religion

:: Righter December 19, 2014 09:41 AM

I disagree in many of these countries in that area, the reaction to Sharia laws against conversion of Muslims to other faiths have been settled via the route of similar laws protecting also protecting Hindus and Buddhists against conversion to Islam or Christianity.

Freedom is better, the freedom for each faith to compete on its own merits.

:: Tony Montana Political Refugee From Cuba December 19, 2014 10:22 AM

It's hard to imagine an actual Bhuddist being offended by this image. I go with the payoff theory.

:: Valerie December 19, 2014 10:24 AM

ShamiWitness Claims Gladiator Status! (08:40AM)

Biswas is enjoying his stay in close quarters with all the sweaty unwashed gladiators and has elected to stay rather than go back to living with Mommy.

BENGALURU: "I'm a soldier and messenger. I don't regret what I've done," Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, told an advocate as a posse of policemen escorted him out of court hall 49, Civil Court Complex, Bengaluru, on Thursday.

Mehdi, arrested for operating a pro-ISIS Twitter handle, was remanded to 15 days in police custody by special judge Somaraju. One of the advocates asked Mehdi outside the courtroom, "Why did you do this, man?" Mehdi replied he had no regrets.

Isn't that special?

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'Mericans So Cool The French Stand in Awe of Our Ramboness (08:32AM)

Le cool.

Whatever State they are from, no two accents are alike and they even admit that in some crisis situations they have difficulties understanding each other. Heavily built, fed at the earliest age with Gatorade, proteins and creatine (Heh. More like Waffle House and McDonalds) - they are all heads and shoulders taller than us and their muscles remind us of Rambo. Our frames are amusingly skinny to them - we are wimps, even the strongest of us -
Viva Lafayette!

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Islamic State of Losers Lose Again (08:24AM)

Is it just me of is ISIS making a habit of getting its ass kicked lately?Schweet!

BAGHDAD — Kurdish forces, backed by a surge of American airstrikes in recent days, recaptured a large swath of territory from Islamic State militants on Thursday, opening a path from the autonomous Kurdish region to Mount Sinjar in the west, near the Syrian border.

The two-day offensive, which involved 8,000 fighters, known as pesh merga, was the largest one to date in the war against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, according to Kurdish officials. It was also a successful demonstration of President Obama’s strategy for battling the extremist group: American air power combined with local forces doing the fighting on the ground.

A statement released Thursday night by the office of Masrour Barzani, the head of the Kurdistan Regional Security Council, called the operation “the single biggest military offensive against ISIS, and the most successful.”

Its always nice to start off with a feel good story, don't you think?

Hat Tip: Small Wars Journal.

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God bless the Kurds! With full measure!

:: Stephanie December 19, 2014 10:21 AM

Thursday, December 18, 2014

You Were In The Clone Wars? (06:55PM)

For a thousand years the Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice throughout the galaxy. Before the dark times, before the Empire.


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:: John December 19, 2014 03:49 AM

ShamiWitness Still in Jail (04:13PM)

It looks like Mehdi Masroor Biswas will be spending Christmas in the slammer, with hands on training in The Greek.

Police custody of alleged handler of the most influential pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account Mehdi Masroor Biswas was extended by 15 days by a court in Bengaluru on Thursday.

"His police custody has been extended by 15 days till January 2. We had asked for 25 days," Joint Commissioner of Police Hemanth Nimbalkar told PTI. Biswas was presented before the session's court here at the end of his five-day police remand. Meanwhile, Biswas's parents who are in the city from West Bengal met their son and the city Police Commissioner MN Reddi.

Also Disillusioned Indian Jihadi forced to clean toilets for ISIS as part of his Jihad for Allah exchanged private messages with Biswas.
One of the three Kalyan youths, fighting for the ISIS in Syria, follows @ShamiWitness on Twitter, the account operated by Bangalore-based food manufacturing executive Mehdi Masroor Biswas, police told a special court on Thursday. Masroor, 24, was arrested last week.

Apart from putting out nearly 1.2 lakh tweets, Masroor also exchanged around 11,000 direct messages through his Twitter account and one of the persons with whom he communicated is suspected to be an Indian youth in Syria, recruited earlier this year along with three others from Maharashtra, the police said.

The crime branch police investigating the tweets by @ShamiWitness for terror-links, sought 25-day custody of Masroor, claiming that he needs to be taken to Mumbai to confront Areeb Majeed, the Kalyan youth who returned to India after having fought for ISIS.

So apparently ShamiWitness was aware of the low status given to Indian Jihadis by ISIS but never once mentioned it publicly (that I'm aware of).

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Tinyish Minority of African Muslims Take 185 Women and Children Hostage in Yet Another Isolated Incident (09:45AM)

In yet another totally isolated incident Boko Haram took 185 hostage and killed 32 men.

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern Nigeria this week, local officials and residents said.

Gunmen in pickup trucks attacked the village of Gumsuri, just north of Chibok, on Sunday, shooting down men before herding women and children together.
"They gathered the women and children and took them away in trucks after burning most of the village with petrol bombs," a local government official said on condition anonymity for fear of reprisal.

News of the attack took four days to emerge because of a lack of communication. Telecommunications towers in the region had been disabled in previous attacks.

Local officials learned of the attack from residents who fled to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, where the officials had moved a year ago to escape Boko Haram attacks.

The militants stormed the village from two directions, overwhelming local vigilantes who had repelled Boko Haram attacks over the course of the year, said Gumsuri resident Umar Ari, who trekked for four days to Maiduguri.
‎"They destroyed almost half the village and took away 185 women, girls and boys," Ari said.‎

By my count that's at least one totally isolated event every day this week.

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Wow. Those misunderstanders of Islam are sure on a role this week, aren't they. I cannot even imagine the tribal mindset that allows someone to go out and 'kill, steal, and destroy' (as Jesus said) so indiscriminately. Who deliberately kills children other than muslims? Nobody!

:: TimothyJ December 18, 2014 11:46 AM

Yeah... why do so many "mentally ill lone wolves" declare themselves to be engaging in islamic activity? Why don't these "lone nuts" declare themselves... pastafarians? Or Vikings? Or Joooos? Or something... always with the islam thing... weird, ain't it.

:: unPC December 18, 2014 03:24 PM

32 men are executed while their families are dragged away into slavery. 

Hey guess what?
"In Nigeria, only licensed gun owners may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition."
But you knew that already.

:: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder December 18, 2014 04:23 PM

NORKs To Go Back on State Sponsors of Terrorism List? (09:37AM)

Yeah I think the Sony thing pretty much proves that removing the NORKS from the terrorist list was a bad move.

The U.S. is ready to blame North Korea for the crippling hack attack at Sony Pictures, as the studio said Wednesday it would cancel next week's planned release of its controversial comedy "The Interview."
U.S. investigators say an announcement pinning the blame on hackers working for the Pyongyang regime could come as soon as Thursday.

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Look, giving assistance to Terrorists is one thing. But threatening Obama's chief propagandist's and donors is something quite seriously different. NK just committed an unforgivable sin and Obama will punish them severely for threatening his money supply.

:: Indiana Mike December 18, 2014 10:31 AM

On Torture in Cuba (09:21AM)

Alan Gross before his detention in Castro's Cuban prison.


Alan Gross after...


Khalid Sheikh Mohammed at his capture.


The most recent image of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed after years in Gitmo, much longer than Gross was held by Cuba.


Um, yeah.

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Khalid almost looks like Uncle Sy from Duck Dynasty.

:: President Rome December 18, 2014 10:20 AM

from wiki Gross stated that Cuban officials were "treating him 'with respect', though his interrogation had been 'very intense at first', lasting an average of two hours a day". According to the cable, the cell Gross had to share with two other men had a TV and a fan.[23]
When arrested, Gross weighed 254 pounds (115 kg). Since his incarceration, he has gotten down to a healthy weight.[43][44] Gross refuses medical and dental care In December 2014, Gross released a statement complaining that his teeth had fallen out and that he had lost weight while at the same time stating that he refuses all medical and dental care because he wants to be immediately released from prison
When Gross was arrested he was carrying a high tech chip that blocked locating satellite phones from being located he has previously smuggled in 3 sat phones
Gross did go on a 9 day hunger strike, of course that is not allowed at Gitmo

:: righter December 18, 2014 02:01 PM

looks like he had already lost 9 of his top 16 teeth my guess tobacco use

:: righter December 18, 2014 02:05 PM

And I suppose a pinko commie like Mr. Ryan will tell me that the lady in China with an AK her head next to a trench was undergoing mental therapy?

:: Tony Montana Political Refugee From Cuba December 18, 2014 02:06 PM

I'd like to know what the Democrats think ISN'T torture. There was a time when torture was outlawed, because everyone agreed it was extreme and beyond reason. Now, anything this causes even a little fear or discomfort or religious embarrassment is suddenly "tortoure."

By this way of thinking, imprisonment itself is torture.

:: Valerie December 18, 2014 02:15 PM

Shami I Was Hacked! (09:07AM)

Deccan ChronicalMehdi had denied that @ShamiWitness was his twitter handle and had told a media house that somebody had hacked his email account - and used it to upload “stuff”.

Yum yeah stuff.

Mehdi’s father, Dr Mekail Biswas, a retired West Bengal government employee has also stated that his son is innocent and his account was hacked by some “enemy”.

Shami later confessed. His detention was supposed to end today but there is no word on that.

But there is word on the investigation.

BENGALURU: At least one lakh replies to the tweets of Mehdi Masroor Biswas, 24, who has been arrested for running a pro-ISIS Twitter handle, are being scoured by the city police.

"We are also after the credentials of 17,700 followers of @ShamiWitness Twitter handle run by Mehdi. We will analyze their credentials and check whether these followers have anything to do with ISIS or any other jihadi outfits. We are sure some of them are from within the country and some may be tweeting subversive messages to overseas individuals. We want to examine the profile of each of these individuals," the top cop explained. Reddi added that Twitter India executives had promised all support to the city police in this regard.

Today there are reports that India has detained three persons in connection to the investigation. There have also been statements denying anyone was detained.
Times of India:
BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh counter terrorist group (CTG) and Anti-Terrorist Squad (MPATS) have reportedly rounded up three youths, from Jabalpur district, who followed and interacted with ISIS propaganda Twitter account @ShamiWitness run by Mehdi Masroor Biswas.

The trio, which was picked up from district's Rampur Patel Mohalla on Wednesday night, was among 17,700 followers of Mehdi's Twitter handle.

The denial....
Jabalpur Inspector General (IG) Srinivas Rao has denied reports that three Jabalpur youths have been detained to probe their alleged interaction with ISIS Twitter account @ShamiWitness, allegedly owned by Mehdi Masroor Biswas.

"Some other agency must (be) working on it...not us," The Times of India quoted Rao as saying. He added that the "detentions" could be just a rumour.
Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (MPATS) chief Sanjeev Shami also said that no one has been arrested in connection with the @ShamiWitness case.
However, reports indicate that MPATS and Counter Terrorist Group (CTG) have indeed detained three youths from Rampur Patel Mohalla in Jabalpur district on Wednesday night.

The ShamiWitness account has been restored in full to Twitter but its unknown if this is because of co-operation by Biswas or Twitter itself or both.

I think its probably both. Either way the ShamiWitness data is entirely in the hands of Indian authorities who have stated they are receiving assistance from British Intelligence.

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I'll Take Things That Are Banned in India For 100 Alex (08:39AM)

Since the arrest of ShamiWitness India has banned ISIS.

India officially banned the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) after a top executive was arrested for spreading propaganda on behalf of the terrorist group. Medhi Masroor Biswas’s Twitter account @ShamiWitness was one of the most influential accounts affiliated with the jihadist group.

“We had taken cognizance of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria activities in other countries,” said Home Minister Rajnath Singh. “As a first step we have banned this outfit in India.”

...It is true the number of Indians in the group or involved in its activities is only a handful,” said Singh. “But I want to make clear we are taking this seriously.”

Also banned in India? Jawa Report.
India is still censoring this website. Apparently, India considers making fun of terrorists and their Islamist supporters more dangerous than the terrorists themselves. We are #2 on India's list of 17 websites that are being censored.

India reemphasized the ban today. Contrary to MSM reports, the only retreat was from the broader domain level ban, which was instituted by ISPs in India as a way to follow the directive to ban this and other websites.

You can see a copy of the document ordering us shut down in India here. The U.S. websites were banned because they are anti-Islamist in orientation. I am told that the other websites were either Hindu nationalists, advocated for the rights of the lower castes, or were anti-Communist in orientation.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reader Love Mail: A Fatwa? For Me!?!? Edition (04:20PM)

Admiral Ackbar says, Its not a threat.

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Sounds like a blatant cunty british wanker

:: mrryan December 17, 2014 08:12 PM

The difference between Darth Odious and Das Kuffar is that Darth can defend himself. Das Kuffar is a spoil of war.

:: gork December 17, 2014 10:05 PM

That is not a threat btw, hahaha wow. Has to be someone in Europe. Lol

:: Stephanie December 18, 2014 09:53 AM

If it's not a threat, what is it - normal social conversation? 

:: Bubbe December 18, 2014 10:11 AM

Yeah, they too have the attention-whore stool-holder not-even-wannabees over there, whose two mommies didn't give them the attention they thought they deserved, so are pretending to join the jihad (in spirit) to feel wanted.

Dont worry, the real jihadis have only one use for a mouth like this tard's.

:: frakodious December 18, 2014 11:47 AM

US And Cuba To Normalize Relations (11:58AM)

I know I'll take a beating for this, but this is long over due, we're not getting the Casinos in Havana back and the JFK thing can't last forever.

I'm not saying forget it, but if we can deal with the Godless Chinese Commies, the Godless Vietnamese Commies, the Russian Commies, buy oil from the Venezuelan commies.

Well we might just as well invade communist Cuba with 10,000 drunken tourists. It will work probably just as well as pretending Cuba doesn't exist.

Besides Nicaraguan knockoffs are good, but....

I for one am looking forward to a good Habana.

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Just sayin'

:: Paladin December 17, 2014 12:00 PM

When the economic embargo ends the COMMUNISTAS!!! will lose their best excuse for current conditions
I'll be looking forward to diving on the old wrecks that are all over her waters

:: righter December 17, 2014 12:08 PM

long overdue!

:: captain*arizona December 17, 2014 02:40 PM

1. Throw the CIA under the bus and feed the scraps to the wolves for getting Barry the intel needed to get OBL.
2. Lift the embargo on the Torture Chamber State that is Cuba.
3. NEXT!

:: JOE "PLUGS" BIDEN December 17, 2014 05:04 PM

When filth like Captain Arizona endorse something, you know that such a position is horribly wrong. Yes, we deal with despots when such a deal BENEFITS the US! What benefit does the US receive from dealing with the terrorist, police state that is Cuba? And btw, Cuba could have traded with every other nation on the planet, AND YET, they failed to do so. But sure, it's was the embargo that kept Castro and Co. down.

:: WVinMN December 17, 2014 11:08 PM

I don't think people are upset that this happened except they don't think we gained anything of value in the exchange. It would be nice if our pro-diplomat President could negotiate a good deal for us rather than just give our geopolitical adversaries everything they want for free.

:: wodun December 18, 2014 04:10 AM

Wont help the ordinary people a wit. The commissars who run the place will only live larger that they already do.

:: frakodious December 18, 2014 11:49 AM

Got a box of Cuban cigars in France, past US Customs. They were so bad I gave the rest away.

BTW, HIV/AIDS down there too, keep it in your pants.

:: Phil December 18, 2014 03:11 PM

Good Gun Control: Scrooge Gets Screwed Edition (11:24AM)

The best part, the weeping....

The lamentations! OMG!

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Should have fucking killed them both and driven their car into the river.

:: Yalaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! December 17, 2014 12:15 PM

A thing of beauty.

:: Stephanie December 17, 2014 12:58 PM

And does she have a pink gun?? -want-

:: Stephanie December 17, 2014 12:59 PM

What is best in life?
To arrest your thieves, to see them driven away in cuffs and to hear the Lamentations of gun control activists!

:: Bill Cook December 17, 2014 06:28 PM

PBS has a gun law poll.
more laws vote is losing big time.

:: Phil December 18, 2014 03:44 PM

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