News links for Jan 4 2013 – 2

1. 24 Muslim Brotherhood members investigated for attacking house of anti-Morsi activist

2. Library of rare and old books torched in Tripoli

3. Applying Occam’s Razor 

(Gates of Vienna’s newest update on the Minneapolis exploding building.)

4. The legacy media and Molly Norris:

5. Fifteen Palestinians starve to death in UN refugee camp in Syria.

(Very little noise about this though, isn’t there?)

Thank you Richard, M, Fjordman and all. Its been a mercifully slow news day today. Lets hope it sets a precedent.

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14 Replies to “News links for Jan 4 2013 – 2”

  1. 2/ Sickening and entirely consistent with centuries of Muslim philistinism. You only have to watch the average Muslim surf the internet to know the shallow, narrow, monomaniac range of interests fostered by Islam.

  2. Jihadists kill 31 Islamists in Syria

    Jihadists killed at least 31 rival rebels in northern Syria as clashes raged on a new front in the country’s brutal war, a monitor said Sunday, citing insurgents and medics.

    Fighting flared on Friday between rebels and forces loyal to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an Al-Qaeda affiliate that moved into Syria amid the armed uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in late spring last year.

    It began when rebels, including Islamists, attacked checkpoints and bases manned by ISIL, which is accused of horrific abuses against other insurgents, activists and civilians in areas where they operate.

    ISIL has also been accused of seeking hegemony by taking key roads and checkpoints from its rivals, and some Assad opponents have even accused it of serving regime interests.

    Near Tal Rifaat, a village in the northern province of Aleppo, at least 10 rebels were killed Saturday when ISIL attacked their vehicles, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

    In nearby Hreitan, five rebels were killed Saturday in an ISIL car bombing, the Britain-based Observatory said, citing rebels and medical sources on the ground.

    Liwa al-Tawhid, a brigade in the massive Islamic Front rebel alliance, said on its Facebook page that its members were the target of the car bomb attack.

    Fighting has also raged in Aleppo city.

    On Saturday, ISIL distributed an audio statement warning the rebels to stop pressuring the jihadists, or else they would withdraw from the front lines in Aleppo city and let in Assad’s forces.

    ISIL also accused its rivals of waging a “media war” against it, and of “stabbing (it) in the back.”

    In a separate development, 10 regime troops were shot dead by Al-Nusra Front, another jihadist group, days after they were captured in Al-Kindi hospital, which the army had turned into a base.

    In a reflection of the complexities of Syria’s war, Al-Nusra has also been involved in some of the fighting against ISIL, despite both groups having their roots in Al-Qaeda in Iraq.–rebels-in-Syria-monitor.aspx

    video – Al qaeda in northern Syria JAN 2014

  3. US to support fight against al Qaeda in Iraq without troops: Kerry

    The United States will support the Iraqi government and tribes fighting al Qaeda-linked Sunni Muslim militants in Anbar province but will not send US troops back to Iraq, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.

    Islamist militants linked to al Qaeda and tribal fighters have taken control of Ramadi and Falluja, the main cities in the Sunni Muslim-dominated province of Anbar, which adjoins Syria, in a serious challenge to the Shi’ite-led government’s authority.

    Iraqi troops and allied tribesmen are trying to retake the province.

    “This is a fight that belongs to the Iraqis,” he said. “We’re not contemplating putting boots on the ground. This is their fight, but we’re going to help them in their fight.”

    Al Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has been steadily tightening its grip in the desert province in recent months in a bid to create a Sunni Muslim state straddling the Syrian frontier.

    Kerry said the violence had regional implications.

    “This is a fight that is bigger than just Iraq … The fighting in Syria is part of what is unleashing this instability in the rest of the region,” he added.

  4. PRESS – TV : Iran ready to help Iraq fight al-Qaeda: Iranian cmdr.

    Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran’s Armed Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi says if necessary, the Islamic Republic is prepared to give military equipment to Iraq to fight al-Qaeda.

    Asked about some Iraqi media reports that Baghdad is seeking help from Iran and the US to assist its operations against al-Qaeda, Hejazi said on Sunday that no official request has been made on Iran in this regard.

    “Nothing has been discussed about a joint operation against Takfiri terrorists, but if Iraqis need equipment and consultation, we will help them,” the Iranian commander added.

    Certain Iraqi media had earlier claimed that the United States and Iran are both contributing troops to fight al-Qaeda in Iraq.


    Euronews :

  5. UK – Would-be suicide bomber among SEVEN dangerous Al-Qaeda suspects to be freed from curfew within days

    – Suspects monitored by electronic tags and curfews to be freed this month
    Two of the men are accused of plotting to blow up transatlantic flights
    – One attended camp with those behind failed 2005 London bombings
    – The seven unnamed men were placed under monitoring in 2012
    Curbs only last two years unless suspects have engaged in ‘new’ terrorist-related activity

  6. Did the building in question even have gas utilities for heating or cooking?

    Have any of the gas lines been damaged?

    Did the company have to shut off gas to that area? I assume there would be log books.

    the last big gas explosion were in California and Indianapolis. The former was due to old line and infrastructure decay I think. The latter was to collect insurance.

    Utility meters can transmit electronically now. It is almost to the point where that gas company could audit consumption reported by meters check it against gas input into the system and tell if they had a leak. If they had continuous reporting, It would make it harder to cover up.

    As it is we do not need this. We just need old news report clippings and see how the officials cannot keep their story straight.

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