Turkish police have determined that at least one of the lethal explosions at a Kurdish party rally this week was from TNT, and that both explosions involved “cellphone mechanisms,” a government minister said Saturday. Two people were killed.
The blasts came at a tense time as Turkey holds parliamentary elections on Sunday in which the Kurdish votes will be crucial in determining whether the ruling party gets the supermajority it seeks.
Agriculture Minister Mehdi Eker, who is from Diyarbakir where the explosions occurred on Friday, said 80 people, including two policemen, were being treated in hospitals.
2. Geert Wilders on the outrageous cost of illegal immigration.
Qatar are likely be stripped of the 2022 World Cup, according to a former senior figure in their bid team, who turned whistleblower to expose corruption.
Phaedra Almajid says the weight of evidence of wrongdoing from her and others will be so overwhelming that FIFA will be left with no option but to find another host.
Almajid has been under protective custody of the FBI and she fears her safety will be compromised further if the tournament is taken away from the tiny oil-rich state, who shocked the world by winning the right to stage the 2022 event in 2010.
(When FIFA was busted we blogged it here with the hope that maybe this would mean Qatar would have to release its slaves. Lets hope it does. The Qatari use of forced and a vicious form of involuntary indentured labour to build its soccer fantasy event should shame the entire sports world. They made a lot more noise about the wrong hormone in Ben Johnson’s system for one olympics than the wholesale use of slavery in this World Cup)
- The Islamists are especially interested in converts who have not yet taken on Muslim names and whose official IDs still have their Christian names, so they can purchase weapons without drawing the attention of police.
- At least 50,000 Muslim converts are currently living in Spain. Police say that converts are especially susceptible to radicalization because they are facing increasing pressure from Islamists who are calling on them to carry out attacks to “demonstrate their commitment” to their new faith.
- Spain has also become a key entry point for human trafficking mafias being used by jihadist veterans seeking to return to Europe after fighting in the Middle East.
- “Turkey is the Seven-Eleven of false passports.” — Spanish agent working on a human trafficking case.
5. How China’s Night Dragon cyber army has infiltrated every corner of Britain: Forget Edward Snowden… a chilling new book by the BBC’s top security expert lays bare the biggest internet hack in history
(Those who listen to Mark Levin’s show are probably familiar in some detail with the revelations of Chinese spying and hacking on an industrial scale from US security services. Something which would normally be considered an act of war, but the US currently has an administration that thinks war is a movie and you dont have one if you just don’t watch that channel. This appears to be even bigger)
Back in May 2004, Shawn Carpenter, a computer intrusion expert at Sandia National Laboratories – which work on the USA’s nuclear weapons programme – began investigating a cyber security breach.
He had seen similar attacks on defence giant Lockheed Martin, which controls Sandia. Whoever was behind them was good – grabbing what they wanted in moments and always leaving a backdoor open so they could return.
Carpenter used a technique called ‘back-hacking’ to pursue the attackers online, all the way through Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea where they stashed their stolen files to their source – Guangdong in southern China.
“Copies of Islamic State’s English-language propaganda magazine, Dabiq, are available to buy on the website of online retailer Amazon, it has emerged.
The author of the publications is listed as al-Hayat Media Centre, which is IS’s Western-focused media arm, producing videos and newsletters.
Islamic State is a proscribed terrorist organisation in the UK.
Four different volumes are available in paperback. The magazine can be downloaded for free elsewhere.
ROME (AP) — Naval vessels from Italy, Britain, Ireland and other countries steamed toward the waters off Libya on Saturday to rescue the latest wave of migrants from smugglers’ boats. British authorities warned that up to 500,000 people could attempt the perilous crossing this summer.
Capt. Nick Cooke-Priest, on the British warship HMS Bulwark, told reporters aboard: “Indications are there that there are 450,000 to 500,000 migrants in Libya who are waiting at the border” for voyage from the North African country’s Mediterranean coast in hopes of reaching Italian shores.
Also aboard the Bulwark, part of a multi-nation patrol and rescue force, was British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon. “We could see hundreds of thousands trying to cross this summer,” Fallon told reporters who asked about the captain’s half-million figure.
During Saturday, a total of 3,480 migrants had been safely rescued in 15 separate operations, the Italian coast guard said. Calls for help went out via satellite phone earlier in the day from the smugglers boats, which included six rubber dinghies and nine fishing boats, all some 45 miles (72 kilometers) off the Libyan shoreline, the coast guard statement said.
Thank you M., Wrath of Khan, and many more who have worked hard today at this cause.
Three videos are in the works, one of which is in this post of Geert Wilders, but another informative and revealing video of an imam in Denmark who has been living there since he was eight years old, and explains how he and his like minded brethren feel the need to destroy everything remotely Danish. Also a rather important one of a jihadi in one of the Stans of the former Soviet Union which has a lot of direct islamic justification for the threats he makes. Both of those should be available tomorrow early in the day. Also, a rather unsubtle and direct threat on the life of one of our friends only, the suspicion is that it is from a European ‘anti-fascist’ group and not an islamic one. An explanation will follow once permission to publish the details is given along with whatever details are available at that time. Discouraging indeed.