1. Gates of Vienna did an update of the ‘Show me the poo‘ issue from Tower Hamlets with much more information.
President Benigno Aquino said the offensive would protect villages from rebels in Maguindanao province.
The insurgents involved in fighting oppose a recent peace accord between the government and the larger Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).
(This was predictable. You don’t get peace with muslims just by giving them everything they want. Because when the prime directive is to fight for allah, when can they possibly stop? So you make peace with one group and a splinter will fight to impose islam on you anyway)
3. A few extremely interesting criminal issues in Ottawa and Canada overall which are under the radar thanks to more oppressive reporting rules than even the UK I suspect.