Uganda busca a supuesto terrorista alemán de Al-Shabab por atentado en 2012 en Kenia

La Información.com:

La Policía de Uganda advirtió hoy de la entrada en el país de un supuesto terrorista de nacionalidad alemana, Ahmed Khaled Mueller, reclamado por Kenia desde 2012 al sospechar que tenía información sobre posibles ataques del grupo radical islamista somalí Al Shabab en sus fronteras.

La alerta sobre la entrada del miembro de Al Shabab en Uganda se lanzó hoy, una semana después del final del ataque por los fundamentalistas a un centro comercial de Nairobi en el que murieron más de 70 personas.

Kenia inició la búsqueda de Mueller el pasado año al sospechar que tenía información sobre supuestos planes de la guerrilla somalí para atacar en suelo keniano.

La Policía ugandesa recibió hoy información “de fuentes muy fiables” sobre la entrada del supuesto terrorista alemán este martes en el país, fronterizo con el oeste de Kenia.

Jefe talibán se atribuye el asesinato de un general paquistaní

It is Maulana Fazlullah from swat Pakistan.

It is Maulana Fazlullah from swat Pakistan. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

LWJ:

Mullah Fazlullah, a senior leader in the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, has claimed credit for the assassination of a senior Pakistani Army general in a roadside bombing in the northwestern district of Dir last month. Fazlullah appeared in an official Taliban video, which also showed footage of the attack on the general’s vehicle.

The videotape was released on Sept. 29 on the Facebook page of Umar Media, the official propaganda arm of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and was obtained and translated by the SITE Intelligence Group. The video features an interview with Fazlullah and details the Sept. 15 IED attack that killed Major General Sanaullah Niazi, the commander of Pakistani Army troops in Swat, along with a lieutenant colonel who commanded the 33 Baloch Regiment, and a soldier. The Long War Journal noted on the day of the attack that Fazlullah had very likely orchestrated it.

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Fazlullah, who is also known as Mullah Radio for his radical sermons broadcast throughout the northwest, ranks among the top leaders of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan. He has vowed to continue the fight to regain control of Swat and the surrounding districts. He is one of the most extreme commanders in a group filled with extremists. He was one of the first leaders to have opposed polio vaccinations. Last year, he proudly ordered the assassination of Malala Yousufzai, the young schoolgirl who passionately spoke out against the Taliban in Swat, and accused her of violating sharia, or Islamic law.

Fazlullah is also closely tied to al Qaeda. When he openly ruled Swat from 2007 to 2009, he said al Qaeda fighters were welcome there and that training camps were in operation. One of his top deputies, Ibn Amin, also served as a leader of one of six known brigades in al Qaeda’s Lashkar-al-Zil, or Shadow Army. Amin was killed in a US drone strike in Khyber in December 2007.

 

Dos Generales americanos, obligados a retirarse por su actuación en Afganistán

English: General James F. Amos, USMC 35th Comm...

English: General James F. Amos, USMC 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

ABC:

 In a rare move, the Commandant of the Marine Corps has recommended that two senior Marine generals retire because of their failure to adequately protect a large base in southern Afghanistan from a Taliban attack last September in which two Marines were killed and six Marine jets were destroyed.

Eight other Marines and eight British troops were also injured in the attack.

The recommendation from Gen. James Amos that two Marine generals responsible for the base retire in effect means they are being fired.

According to a Marine Corps press release, Amos decided on the course of action after reviewing a four-month investigation conducted by U.S. Central Command into the Sept. 14, 2012 attack.

Under the cover of darkness, 15 Taliban fighters dressed in U.S. Army uniforms cut a hole into the perimeter fence of Camp Bastion, the sprawling joint U.S.-British base located in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand Province. The Taliban fighters then snuck onto the base’s flight-line, where they began to destroy Marine aircraft housed at the base, eventually destroying six Marine Harrier fighter jets and severely damaging two others. It was the largest loss of U.S. aircraft in the entire war in Afghanistan.

The two officers Amos is holding accountable for the attack are Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus, the top Marine commander in Afghanistan at the time of the attack, and Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant, who headed Marine aviation units there.

El simbolismo de la desmembración en el islamismo

English: War flag of al-Shabaab

English: War flag of al-Shabaab (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

FrontPage Magazine:

During the four-day siege in Kenya’s Westgate shopping Mall, al-Shabaab jihadists raped, tortured, beheaded, dismembered, castrated, gouged out eyes, amputated fingers and hung hostages on hooks from the roof. According to a forensic medical doctor, “They [the al-Shabaab attackers] removed eyes, ears, noses. Fingers are cut by pliers, noses ripped by pliers”… “Those are not allegations. Those are f****** truths,”… “They removed balls, eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood. They drive knives inside a child’s body. Actually, if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers.” There were also reports that hostages were beheaded and their heads thrown out of the windows. Sigue leyendo

Islamistas de Boko Haram asaltan un colegio en Nigeria y matan a 50 estudiantes

Boko Haram

Boko Haram (Photo credit: AK Rockefeller)

RT:

El director del Colegio de Agricultura, en el estado norteño de Yobe, confirmó que supuestos milicianos islamistas tirotearon el colegio la noche del sábado cuando los alumnos dormían y que al menos han muerto 50 personas. También informó que los atacantes prendieron fuego a las aulas del colegio, del que alrededor de mil estudiantes lograron escapar.

Medios nigerianos informan que se siguen recuperando cadáveres de las aulas, pasillos y de los alrededores del colegio.

El ataque se produce en medio de una escalada de violencia que afecta al norte de Nigeria, donde opera Boko Haram. Este sábado fuentes oficiales nigerianas informaron que en dos ataques separados perpetrados por este grupos en la ciudad de Gamboru habían muerto 27 personas. A mediados de septiembre  unos 150 milicianos murieron en un choque con la fuerzas de seguridad de Nigeria, que registraron un centenar de bajas.
Las escuelas, que los islamistas radicalizados consideran centros de cultura occidental, son a menudo en objetivos de sus ataques. El pasado mes de julio extremistas islámicos tirotearon y quemaron vivos a 42 estudiantes y a un profesor en un ataque contra un internado en el noreste de Nigeria. El grupo Boko Haram apoyó el ataque pero no asumió la responsabilidad del mismo.

Dos iglesias católicas quemadas en Racca (Siria) por los rebeldes

chiesa-distrutta-300x225Me entero por el blog italiano No Cristianophobia: los fundamentalistas han destrozado las estatuas y las cruces de la Iglesia greco-católica de la Anunciación y de la Iglesia armenia de los Santos Mártires, poniendo en ellas la bandera islamista. La denuncia ha partido del Observatorio sirio de los Derechos Humanos.  Como escribe la Agencia AsiaNews.it, “los grupos fundamentalistas rechazan la autoridad del Consejo Nacional y quieren la sharia”, mientras el Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU en Nueva York, “se ha reunido para dictar una resolución común bajo la consigna de la eliminación de las armas químicas de parte de Assad”.

Un tribunal egipcio ilegaliza a los Hermanos Musulmanes

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English: (Islam_Is_The_Solution.jpg) arabic logo to muslim brotherhood organization (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GMBW:

 An Egyptian court on Monday banned the Muslim Brotherhood from carrying out any activities in the country and ordered the seizure of the group’s funds, widening a campaign to debilitate the Islamist movement of deposed President Mohamed Mursi.

‘The court bans the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood organization and its non-governmental organization and all the activities that it participates in and any organization derived from it,’ said the presiding judge Mohammed al-Sayed.

The court ordered the government to seize the Brotherhood’s funds and administer its frozen assets.

 

“El Estado Islámico de Iraq y del Levante” toma ciudad de la frontera turco-siria

Flag of islamic state of iraq

Flag of islamic state of iraq (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Ya posteé aquí que se había planteado si Turquía estaba sirviendo de santuario a los rebeldes sirios más extremistas. Es posible que esto sea una confirmación de esa (muy desagradable) posibilidad, porque junto con el .

An al-Qaida front group fighting in Syria on Wednesday overran the northern town of Azaz near the border with Turkey after fierce clashes with rebels, activists told Agence France Presse.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has seized complete control of Azaz. They are in control of the town’s entrances,” said Abu Ahmad, an activist inside the town. [LINK]

(via).

Obama se salta la Ley para enviar equipos anti-químicos a los “rebeldes” sirios

Official photographic portrait of US President...

Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The New American informa de que según la Ley de Control de las Exportaciones de Armas, el presidente no puede autorizar la venta de ningún bien que esté incluido en la Lista de Municiones de los EEUU. Entre otros, en la Categoría XIV se prohíbe la venta de cualquier agente químico o equipos para la difusión, detección, identificación o defensa” frente a dichos agentes. Sin embargo, el Gobierno ha señalado que se aplicará una excepción para varios miembros de la oposición siria, incluida el Consejo Supremo Militar, excepción que, sin embargo, no existe en la mencionada Ley:

The motto of the Obama administration seems to be, “He who rules the waves may waive the rules.”

According to a story published by The Hill, “President Obama has waived federal regulations on U.S. arms sales to begin supplying anti-chemical weapons equipment to rebel forces in Syria.”

Under applicable (until now) provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, the president may not authorize shipment of any item included in the U.S. Munitions List.

Paragraphs (a)-(c) of Category XIV specifically outlaw exporting “chemical agents” or “equipment for dissemination, detection, and identification of, and defense against” those agents.

Furthermore, Section 121.7(e) names “nerve agents, gases, and aerosols” under the definition of the chemical agents that the government may not export.

In America in 2013, the law, it seems, is whatever President Obama says it is.

In fact, The Hill reports that National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said that the statutes forbidding these exports now no longer apply to “”international organizations … [and] select vetted members of the Syrian opposition, including the Supreme Military Council.”

“This action is part of longstanding and ongoing efforts to provide life-saving chemical weapons-related assistance to people in need in Syria,” Hayden added, as stated in the article.

Readers will notice that the Arms Export Control Act does not contain such an exemption. In fact, the law explicitly purports to prevent the president from making such unilateral decisions, especially as it pertains to chemical weapons and defenses to their use.

Y lo ha hecho porque la misma Ley señala que “la prohibición puede no ser considerada cuando la transacción sea esencial para los intereses de la seguridad nacional de los EEUU”.

Habría que preguntarse por qué ayudar a unos rebeldes con cierto tipo de características es esencial para los intereses de la los EEUU…

Paralelismos entre Siria y Libia

Ya hablé aquí de que la situación en Libia era un verdadero desastre. Pues bien, en Siria hay todas las papeletas para que ese desastre se vuelva a repetir (via):

“Absolutely there are parallels,” explained John Rosenthal, a Europe-based journalist and author of The Jihadist Plot: The Untold Story of Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion. In his book, Rosenthal documents in great detail how, in the Libyan conflict, the Obama administration literally switched sides in the “war on terror,” joining with self-styled al-Qaeda leaders against a former terror-war ally who was hard at work battling the very same Islamic extremists that the U.S. government had supposedly been pursuing for a decade.

Rosenthal told The New American that the Obama administration’s Syria policy “is a continuation of its Libya policy”: siding with Islamists against secular regimes that helped the U.S. government in the terror war. The international conditions, however, are different this time, he added, primarily because the Russian government has refused to cooperate with pro-regime change forces in the United Nations Security Council under the so-called responsibility to protect doctrine. Sigue leyendo

Detenido un miembro de la Hermandad Musulmana que estuvo empleado en la Clinton Foundation

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English: (Islam_Is_The_Solution.jpg) arabic logo to muslim brotherhood organization (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

GMBW:

Security forces on Tuesday arrested Gehad el-Haddad, a senior official of the Muslim Brotherhood who handled the group’s communication with the foreign news media, security officials said. His arrest was part of a continuing roundup of thousands of Brotherhood members in the two months since the military ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, an ally of the group. Multimedia

Mr. Haddad is an aide to Khairat el-Shater, a Brotherhood leader who was arrested last month, and the son of Mr. Morsi’s top foreign policy adviser, Essam el-Haddad, who was detained with Mr. Morsi at the time of the takeover. The arrests have already swept up much of the group’s leadership, effectively crippling its organizational ability. Sigue leyendo

“4 de cada 10 feligreses han huído del país debido a la guerra”

Esto es lo que ha declarado un Pastor protestante de Damasco. Los números se cuantifican desde que comenzó la guerra hace dos años y medio:

Pastor Edward from Damascus paints a sad picture of the situation in the Syrian capital.

“The situation is very grim,” he says. “There is deep sadness and much stress and anxiety.”

According to the pastor, approximately 40 percent of the members of his church have left the country since the civil war in Syria started 2 1/2 years ago.

Imagine if 4 of every 10 members of your church left in such a short period—a major loss for every congregation. That is the reality churche

s in Syria now face, as the example from Damascus shows. People that have financial means and contacts abroad often leave the war-torn country.

Pastor Edward knows that in his church, some members still are waiting for the opportunity to leave Syria. “They are still trying to find a place to go,” he says.

Encontrado aquí.

¿Está Turquía sirviendo de santuario a los “rebeldes” sirios más extremistas?

English: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister ...

English: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Esto es lo que parece extraerse de esta noticia del Deustche-Welle:

Like most others here, Mehmet also has cross-border family ties. The civil servant, who prefers not to disclose his full name, claims that the situation started worsening on a particular night last October.

“That night I saw armed people getting out a caravan of buses. I immediately called the police but they told me not to worry and said that everything was under control,” he told DW. Other residents also spotted armed men crossing the border into Syria. Apparently, they all got the same answer from the local security forces: ‘everything is under control.'”

“We often see buses around with all their curtains drawn. I have no doubt that their passengers are Islamists on the road to Paradise,” says Mehmet with a sad smile. He criticizes the “silence of the Turkish media on Ankara’s dark moves,” as he puts it. Sigue leyendo

En Siria, cada vez más “rebeldes” se pasan a Al-Qaeda y aliados

Breitbart.com:

Speaking with NBC News, the activists said there has been an uptick in the movement toward Al Qaeda because fighters want to side with a winner in the battle between Assad and the opposition: “If there is no action [over Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons], everyone will be desperate. We are already desperate. We are dying. Many will join Al Qaeda. Even the educated will join them, because no one is helping.”

NBC News also spoke with new Islamist fighters who are looking for a way into Syria so they can take up ranks in the opposition as well.

One such fighter, Abu Adbul Rahman, was sitting in a safe house in southern Turkey when he said he was waiting to be smuggled into Syria: “Almighty Allah has made jihad a duty on us. When our Muslim brethren are oppressed, it is a duty to support them wherever they are, because Muslims are not separated by countries.”

Cuanto más claramente se sitúen mejor se verá

Al-Qaeda aconseja a los rebeldes sirios más extremistas que no se alíen con los laicos

The "black flag of jihad" as used by...

The “black flag of jihad” as used by various Islamic terrorist organizations (since the late 1990s) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Terra.es:

El líder de Al Qaeda, Ayman al Zawahiri, ha dicho a los integristas islámicos que constituyen uno de los sectores más duros de las fuerzas opositoras en Siria que eviten aliarse con otros combatientes rebeldes apoyados por estados del golfo Pérsico y Occidente.

Sus declaraciones ponen de manifiesto el aumento de las divergencias entre grupos del Ejército Libre de Siria (ELS), que tiene apoyo occidental y árabe, y los que están relacionados con la línea más dura de Al Zawahiri, que mantienen una campaña armada más amplia contra Occidente.

La división entre los rebeldes, así como la influencia de los integristas, es una de las razones por las que los países occidentales han dudado a la hora de intervenir en la guerra que comenzó hace más de dos años en Siria, en el que han muerto más de 100.000 personas.

En Pakistán, los cristianos de una ciudad huyen después de que su pastor fuera acusado de blasfemia

So there.

So there. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

El pastor está acusado de decir que Mahoma fue un hombre brutal que mató a personas inocentes. Christian Today (encontrado aquí):

Dozens of Christian families have fled from their homes in a village near Lahore after a pastor was accused of blasphemy against the Prophet Muhammad.

In a discussion with a Muslim man on August 24, Pastor Sattar Masih, 37, was accused of saying that Muhammad was a brutal man who killed innocent people.

Masih denies the accusations, saying he said nothing derogatory about Islam or the Prophet.

The pastor was beckoned before Islamic clerics to plead his case. “The clerics will decide if he blasphemed against our Prophet and in case he refused to appear before the clerics then we will kill him,” said his accuser, 18-year-old Ali Hassan.

Fearing he would not be given a fair trial, Masih fled to Lahore with 21-year-old Christian Wasim Raza, who had introduced Hassan to the pastor, after a group of Muslims had undertaken a house-to-house search for them.

En Nigeria, los islamistas matan a una familia entera, incluido un niño de 7 años

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English: Fulani woman with traditional nose ring and mouth tattoo Français : Femme peul du Mali (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sólo se salvó el hijo de 20 años que no estaba en ese momento en casa:

Muslim, ethnic Fulani herdsmen shot five members of a Christian family to death last week, including a 7-year-old boy, and killed another Christian as they fled, relatives said.

Alleged cattle theft may have been the pretext for targeting the predominantly Christian agrarian community, but the gunmen struck the family of 50-year-old Dung Peter only because his home on the eastern edge of Kunte-Kuru village, outside of Jos, was the most accessible for the guerrilla-style attack, they said.

Encontrado aquí.

Putin sobre Siria en el New York Times

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English: ХЬЮСТОН. Выступление в Университете Райса. Русский: ХЬЮСТОН. Выступление в Университете Райса. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Una carta interesante, sobre todo por venir de quién viene y por el contraste que ello supone con la realidad política rusa de la que es directo responsable. Si realmente fuera tan humanista como la carta parece mostrar, determinadas decisiones nunca se hubieran tomado (por ejemplo, esa búsqueda de la condena del disidente, especialmente si puede tener poder: el último es Navalny):

“Syria is not witnessing a battle for democracy, but an armed conflict between government and opposition in a multireligious country. There are few champions of democracy in Syria. But there are more than enough Qaeda fighters and extremists of all stripes battling the government.”

“It is alarming that military intervention in internal conflicts in foreign countries has become commonplace for the United States. Is it in America’s long-term interest? I doubt it.”

“And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.

Gracias a Blasfémias.net.

Simplemente señalar que, si el Consejo de Seguridad es más parecido a un baile de verbena que a un foro serio donde discutir crisis internacionales, es porque, en lugar de apoyar a las personas que realmente están esas crisis, los países se apoyan unos a otros por sus variados intereses internacionales.

En O Insurgente hay un párrafo que profundiza en la dirección que señalé arriba:

Em jeito de conclusão: o Presidente Putin descobriu, numa notável peça retórica, que a utilidade das leis e do bom-senso internacionais podem servir os seus interesses. Nada contra este processo natural mas já me custa endeusar a criatura. É que já me chegam um Nobel da Paz como Arafat ou um outro como Obama.

Por último, los generales americanos han aumentado a tres días los necesarios para la intervención militar en Siria.

Malula: los francotiradores siguen siendo peligrosos para los habitantes del enclave cristiano

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English: Brasilia – The president of the Syrian Arab Republic, Bashar Al-Assad during a visit to Congress Português do Brasil: Brasília – O presidente da República Árabe Síria, Bashar Al-Assad, em visita ao Congresso Nacional (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Nice Deb ha posteado un vídeo muy interesante sobre el estado de la ciudad tras su reconquista por el ejército sirio.

In this RT broadcast, it is reported that government forces have succeeded in ridding most of the town of the rebel Jihadist fighters, but snipers remain at hotel that stands on a cliff  that overlooks the village. As the news team tried to exit the town, their vehicle was fired upon, and they had to take cover in an ally where dozens of Syrian soldiers have also taken cover. One of the soldiers gets hit in the head with shrapnel.

Note that one of Obama’s  partners in the fight to oust Assad has planted the black al qaeda flag on one of the buildings.

Al mismo tiempo, en la provincia de Homs, los rebeldes han matado a doce civiles de la secta de Al-Assad, esto es, la minoría alauí.

A ello hay que añadir, como señala esta bloguera, que la situación de los refugiados sirios en los países de alrededor es cada más angustiosa.

Por ello, el próximo día 25 de septiembre a las 19:30 horas, se celebrará en Madrid una mesa redonda, organizada por Ayuda a la Iglesia Necesitada, con el título “¿Qué está pasando en Oriente Medio? ¿Qué tienen que decir los cristianos?”. Tanto los datos para asistir (la entrada es gratuita) como los ponentes están en el enlace.

Venezuela abandona la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos

Português: Brasília - O chanceler da Venezuela...

Português: Brasília – O chanceler da Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, fala à imprensa após se reúnir com o presidente Lula (Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom/ABr) (Photo credit: Wikipedia). 

El Imparcial:

El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acaba de consumar el abandono definitivo de su país de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos bajo la extravagante excusa de considerarla una institución degenerada al servicio exclusivo de los intereses norteamericanos. Obviamente, nada más alejado de la verdad ya que los veredictos de la Comisión son uno de los instrumentos jurídicos fundamentales para vigilar el cumplimiento de los Derechos Humanos en el continente americano.

La idea de romper con este tratado internacional era una herencia de su antecesor en el cargo, Hugo Chávez, quien declaró sus intenciones hace ahora un año. Nicolás Maduro se ha limitado a llevar a la práctica el despropósito desoyendo los ruegos de la Alta Comisionada de Naciones Unidad para los Derechos Humanos, Navi Pillay, y añadiendo solo de su propia cosecha una estrambótica retórica exaltada donde define a la Comisión nada menos que como una “mafia” ideado por el imperio para chantajear a los Gobiernos latinoamericanos. Un lenguaje impropio de cualquier inquilino del Palacio de Miraflores y que por sí mismo desacredita la figura de cualquier mandatario, dejando en evidencia por enésima vez a un presidente ya profundamente desacreditado por sus estrafalarias proclamas.

😯 Qué cosas le dice el pajarito a Maduro que haga… 😈

En todo caso, leed lo que Martha Colmenares ha escrito sobre este abandono. También Fausta ha blogueado sobre esto, añadiendo que Chávez expropió más de 1000 negocios y empresas privadas, lo que ha causado que 20.000 millones de dólares al año hayan dejado el país.

El pajarito no está siendo muy beneficioso, compadre…