News links for Feb. 10 2014 – 2

1. Catherine Engelbrecht v. United States

(Watch this 7 mins of testimony please)

2. This printing technology is another nascent revolution. It may take a few years before the impact is felt but being able to print high strength components like this anywhere…

3. Tipton rapist has jail sentence extended at Court of Appeal 

(I wonder what 10 years in the UK actually means in terms of time inside?)

4. Suicide Bomb Instructor Accidentally Kills Iraqi Pupils

BAGHDAD — A group of Sunni militants attending a suicide bombing training class at a camp north of Baghdad were killed on Monday when their commander unwittingly conducted a demonstration with a belt that was packed with explosives, army and police officials said.

The militants belonged to a group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government, mostly in Anbar Province. But they are also linked to bomb attacks elsewhere and other fighting that has thrown Iraq deeper into sectarian violence.

terror school toon

Thank you EDL Buck, Shabnam, Dan F and all who sent in material. The day is young and more to come.

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Canadian artist and counter-jihad and freedom of speech activist as well as devout Schrödinger's catholic

11 Replies to “News links for Feb. 10 2014 – 2”

  1. Three killed in Yemen car bomb blast (CNN, Feb 9, 2014)
    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/09/world/meast/yemen-attack/index.html
    “At least three people were killed and five others injured in a car bomb blast near Yemen’s Oil Ministry, government officials said Sunday. The explosions happened near the rear entrance of the ministry, which is located in the capital, Sanaa, where security has been tightened in the last few weeks. An Oil Ministry official told CNN the bomb is believed to have been planted under a car belonging to an officer. “Security is very tight in the area and we believe those behind the attack were hoping the vehicle would be allowed to enter the ministry compound and explode inside,” the official told CNN…”

  2. Bomb kills two civilian contractors in Afghanistan, ISAF says (CNN, Feb 10, 2014)
    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/02/10/world/asia/afghanistan-violence/index.html
    “Two civilian contractors working with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force were killed in a vehicle-bomb explosion in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, ISAF said. The attack was a suicide car bombing targeting an ISAF military convoy in eastern Kabul, near the country’s largest detention center, according to one of the city’s district police chiefs, Akbar Ali. Six other people were injured in the attack, Ali said. The insurgent group Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin claimed responsibility for the attack, according to group spokesman Eng Haroon Zarghob…”

  3. Yemen to become federation of six regions (BBC, Feb 10, 2014)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-26125721
    “Yemen is to become a federation of six regions as part of its political transition, state media report. Final approval was given by a committee chaired by President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi following two weeks of talks with delegates from across the country. The federal structure should be enshrined in a new constitution that must be put to a referendum. The move is intended to end the complaints against centralisation that fed rebellions in the north and south. Yemen has also been struggling to deal with the unrest sparked by a 2011 popular uprising that forced long-time President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down, and an insurgency by Islamist militants allied to al-Qaeda…”

  4. Well, well, well… This time it is about the Syria issue. Next time, however, it may well be about the critics of the local regime. (How much easier it would be to put proper labels on “things” – the need for censorship would easily end up approaching zero.)

    Ministers bid to block extremist videos posted on foreign websites (BBC, Feb 10, 2014)
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26124541
    “The government is attempting to block all online extremist videos that help to radicalise impressionable young men.The Home Office is in talks with internet companies to refuse access to violent films that are hosted abroad. The plans have been drawn up by James Brokenshire, the ex-security minister who was promoted to immigration minister after the resignation of Conservative colleague Mark Harper. Ministers are keen to tackle the threat from jihadists in Syria. One minister told the BBC that about 2,000 Europeans are thought to be fighting in Syria, including at least 200 known to the British security services. ‘Family-friendly filters’ It is feared that fighters returning to the UK will seek to radicalise young men in particular to launch terrorist attacks both at home and abroad. Currently, the police and the Crown Prosecution Service can demand that videos posted on websites hosted in the UK be taken down…”

  5. 1. More video here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OxD1VIQNm8#t=100

    Note: the report is from Leonard Zeskind the president of the institute for research and education on human rights. Check out his web site:

    http://www.leonardzeskind.com/

    Here is a quote on the front page of the site:
    “These (tea party) are ultra-nationalists (or super patriots) who are defending their special pale-skinned privileges and power.”

    Remember this guy Leonard Zeskind is writing reports for congress and we wonder why the government is attacking us.

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