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)


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.


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.



Maduro prohíbe hablar sobre la escasez de alimentos en TV


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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)

Hmmm, viva la libertad de prensa…, pero es lo que demanda la revolución bolivariana:

O governo da Venezuela proibiu as notícias sobre a falta de alimentos e outros bens e vai multar o canal de televisão Globovisión por ter transmitido uma reportagem sobre o assunto.

Visto aquí.

5 nuevos casos de poliomielitis en Paquistán gracias a la prohibición talibán sobre su vacuna

La doctora Nima Saeed, representante actual de la Organización Mundial de la Salud en Paquistán, uno de los tres países en los que la enfermedad es aún endémica, ha añadido que “nada se podrá hacer mientras que los talibán levanten la prohibición o permitan la vacunación de los niños en Waziristán Norte”. UCANEWS:

A Taliban ban on a polio vaccination drive is preventing Pakistan from finally eradicating the crippling disease, the country’s World Health Organization (WHO) representative said on Wednesday.

“Nothing can really be done unless the Taliban lifts the ban or allows the vaccination of children in North Waziristan,” Dr

United Nations World Health Organisation logo

United Nations World Health Organisation logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

, the acting WHO representative in Pakistan, told

He was speaking in Islamabad after five new cases of polio were confirmed this week in the country’s restive tribal areas, where the Taliban banned the vaccination drive in June last year, accusing health workers of being spies.

The ban was imposed a year after Dr Shakil Afridi, a physician, conducted a polio vaccine campaign in Abbottabad as a ruse to help pinpoint the location of former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The terror chief was later killed in a US military raid in May 2011.

At least 20 immunization workers have been killed by suspected Taliban militants in Pakistan since the imposition of the vaccine ban. Many areas are now considered too dangerous to continue the program.

Pakistan is one of only three countries left in the world where polio is endemic, according to the WHO. In 2011 it had 198 confirmed cases, the highest number of cases in any nation in the world.

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)


 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.

Fatwa dice que hombres y mujeres sólo pueden hablar en las redes sociales si están buscando pareja para casarse

Redes Sociales

Redes Sociales (Photo credit: nscap)


The Palestinian Supreme Fatwa Council on Tuesday issued a Fatwa decreeing that men and women should only talk on social network sites if they are seeking a partner for marriage.

The Fatwa Council listed a number of restrictions that men and women must comply with while talking on social network sites, according to a statement.

The main purpose of the conversation should be marriage through legal ways, and it shouldn’t have any other goals which could mark a violation of Sharia law. Any personal details, which could arouse lust, must not be addressed during the conversation.

Siempre pensando mal. Toda relación entre hombre y mujer tiene que venir determinada por la lujuria. 🙄 Qué cansinos.

Encontrado aquí.

Se descubren 142 cadáveres en Nigeria, posiblemente asesinados por Boko Haram

Boko Haram

Boko Haram (Photo credit: AK Rockefeller)

Esta noticia es de hace unos días, pero merece la pena bloguear sobre ella:

At least 142 corpses were found in a northeastern Nigerian town after an attack by suspected members of the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, local officials said.

“Yesterday alone 87 corpses were evacuated from the road and bushes,” Saidu Yakubu, a spokesman for the Borno State Environmental Protection Agency, said yesterday in a statement handed to reporters in Benisheik town.

Suspected militants dressed in military uniforms attacked the town on Sept. 17, burning at least 100 houses and shops in the raid, according to Garba Ngamdu, the head of labor affairs in the Borno state government. The raid followed a Sept. 7 attack on the town that left 11 civilians dead, according to local residents.

Los Papas Juan Pablo II y Juan XXIII serán canonizados

Cover of "Juan Pablo II"


Los papas Juan Pablo II (1920-2005) y Juan XXIII (1881-1963) seráncanonizados el próximo 27 de abril y se convertirán así en losdospontífices proclamados santos en los últimos cien años junto con Pío X, tal y como anunció hoy el papa Francisco en latín.

La fecha de su canonización fue elegida por el Papa Francisco durante el consistorio celebrado hoy junto con los cardenales y tendrá lugar del primer domingo después de las celebraciones de la Semana Santa, cuando la Iglesia católica celebra la fiesta de la Divina Misericordia.

English: Saint Faustina Polski: Św. Faustyna K...

Una fiesta que instituyó el propio Karol Wojtyla tras hacer santa en el año 2000 a la monja polaca Faustina Kowalska, conocida como la santa Teresa de Jesús polaca.

El papa Francisco hizo alusión, siempre en latín, a la vida de Juan Pablo II y de Juan XXIII.