Thursday, March 30, 2017

Gaza: Hamas shows off its version of the SS, its so called internal security regiment.

(Gaza City)   The nice fellows of Hamas were entertained the otherday by lots of young men who had just passed out from been trained to intimidate, oppress and murder as many innocent people as possible. Ladies and gentlemen I give you Hamas’s Internal Security Force. Set up to hunt down so called potentially serious offenders: You know those who stand accused of collaboration with Israel or the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority as well as the extremist factions who dare to defy Hamas. Something like the Nazis ‘SS’ and just like the SS they wear black.

Itay: Terrorist cell arrested

(Venice) Police in Venice have swooped on a Kosovan terrorist cell comprising of 3 men and a woman. Italian authorities have had phone taps on the cell for months which revealed them celebrating last week’s terrorist attack in London, when one of the religious bigots  was heard proposing they bomb the famous Rialto bridge they moved.

You'll go straight to paradise because of all the infidels in Venice. Put a bomb on the Rialto."
Venice prosecutor Adelchi d'Ippolito said a search of a Venice apartment showed the suspects were getting in physical shape and watching videos of Islamic extremists on how to carry out knife attacks.
The police decided that they couldn't take any chances so they carried out twelve raids: 10 in Venice's historic centre, one in nearby Mestre and one in Treviso to the north. early on Thursday morning.

Yemen: Rebels use saturation missile attacks in which to try and breach Saudi Patriot anti-missile system

(Aden) I mentioned the other day how the Yemeni  Houthi rebels have started importing suicide drones from Iran in which to try and knock out the radar systems used by Saudi patriot missile system in which allow them to hit any Saudi city with a ballistic missile . Well last night (Tue 28 Mar) the Houthi tried a new tactic in launching 4 Ballistic missiles in the direction of the Saudi cities of Abha and Khamis Mushayt in an attempt to swamp the missile defence system.

Unfortunately for the rebels, the patriot missile system is more than up to the task and took them all out. (Mind you they did launch 6 missile interceptors at the incoming Ballistic missiles)

The latest attack brought the number of Yemeni ballistic missiles that the Saudis have reported to have been shot down by the RSADF since June 2015 to at least 150.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Iraq: Suicide bomber in Baghdad kills 15, injures 40.

(BAGHDAD) A suicide bomber driving a truck filled with explosives attacked a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad on Wednesday night, killing at least 15 people and wounding 45 others, Iraqi officials said. Three police officers were among the dead and several were wounded, but most of the victims were civilians.

The attack bears all the hallmarks of ISIS, who on past form have struck large population centres with VBIEDs in an attempt to lessen the pressure against them from Iraqi forces. In this case Mosul. This comes on top of a so called airstrike which killed hundreds in Mosul only for the Iraqi army to refute that claim stating that the area was struck by a large VIED in an attempt to halt attacks from the air against ISIS. Whatever the cause, the fact remains, the blood thirsty killers of ISIS get to have a breather. Enough of a breather it transpires in which to have a little fun by throwing a man off a roof because somebody said he was gay. No doubt the UN/Amnesty and the rest of the HR lot will simply say these religious bigots are misguided.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley at Ambassadors Against BDS Conference

Turkey ends its military campaign inside Syria

(Ankara) Last August after a suicide bomb attack on a Kurdish wedding inside Turkey , the Turks went into action against ISIS elements based across the border in Syria and they started their wee military adventure by attacking the Kurds. The same kurds who have (And still are) the most successful people to have taken on ISIS on the Battlefield. Anyway 7 months down the line and the Turks have declared 'Mission accomplish' in regards to Operation Euphrates Shield . The strange thing is taking into account the sheer size of the Turkish military, they actually haven't done much. Here's a map of the situation on the ground and at its furthest penetration the Turks have only managed to advance around 30 miles into Syria. (The distance from Aleppo to Al Bab is around 25 miles)

Situation inside Northern Syria Feb 17:
Key: Yellow=Kurds, Green (North) = Turks.Green (West)= Rebels  Brownish/Grey=ISIS . Red= Syrian Government          Map by Mr Penguin 

After spending a couple of months in which to take the city of Al Bab and not exactly advancing much more than that, the Turkish Government have now declared that they have achieved everything that they set out to do and they are calling it a day.  With the elections next month in which to grant Erdogan dictator like powers, the last thing the Turkish Government wants is Turkish military losses upsetting the apple-cart.

However whilst stating they have ended their military adventure inside Syria, the Turks haven't mentioned if they will pull out. (Highly unlikely for time been as this will allow the Kurds to link up)

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Russia: Police clamp down on anti-corruption/Putin protests

(Moscow) On Sunday past, tens of thousands of people answered the call by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and took to the streets in over 80 cities and towns across the land in which to protest at the corruption written into the DNA of Russian politics.

Locations of protests with numbers who attended
The Russian authorities denied permission for the rallies. Police arrested those who were holding posters or chanting, and also on occasion simply swept random people off the street. 1,030 people were detained in Moscow alone. About 120 remained in custody on Monday morning. The majority of those released were charged with the minor offence of taking part in an unsanctioned demonstration and are likely to be fined.

Pushkin Square ,Moscow 
Navalny himself was jailed and given a 20,000-rouble (£280) fine by a Moscow court for disobeying police orders and organising the protests,

Navalny has declared his intention to run for president next year, an election in which the president, Vladimir Putin, is expected to stand for, and almost certainly win, a new six-year term.

The protests were held over an investigation into the current Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's alleged corruption. Navalny’s team released a video alleging Medvedev had amassed a collection of mansions, yachts and vineyards - a fortune that far outstripped his official salary.

Somalia: Al Shabab Bases attacked by AU forces, over 30 Terrorists killed.

(Mogadishu)  More than 30 al-Shabab fighters were killed when African Union and Somali forces attacked two of the armed group's bases in southern Jubaland, Mohamed Ahmed Hersi, a deputy commander with the Jubaland administration, said al-Shabab weapons were also destroyed in the "surprise" attacks that began Saturday and continued Sunday near Badhadhe.

"We killed at least 33 al-Shabab militants and destroyed vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns," Hersi told VOA's Somali Service. "I have seen the dead bodies of the 33 militants with my eyes."

A separate statement by Kenya's Defence Force said 31 al-Shabab militants were killed during the attacks, and IEDs, 11 AK-47 rifles and 634 rounds of ammunition were seized.
"The intelligence-led operation was executed by air and ground assets. Ground troops were supported by attack helicopters and artillery fire to access the terrorists' base and the two commands and logistics bases 17 kilometers from Siraria near Hola Wajeer," 
However, al-Shabab later denied the Kenyan military's report. Sheikh Abdiaziz Abu Musab, the terrorist  spokesman for al-Shabab said that no attack was carried out on al-Shabab bases, calling the Kenyan military's claims a "fabrication".