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ISIS bombing in the predominantly pro MB city of Misrata

A major attack on the court buildings in Misrata this morning is reported to have killed four people and seriously injured 15. At least a further 25 are said to have been wounded in what appears to have been a coordinated assault for which the so-called Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility.

The court was in session when it was attacked around 11.30 am by three men who started shooting.It was initially suggested that the assault may have been an attempt to free IS members who were on trial. However, the mayor of Misrata, Mohamed Eshtewi, has said that no IS trial was taking place.

According to a court employee, he and his colleagues were told that they were being attacked by IS and were given guns to defend themselves. The shootout lasted for over half an hour during which the judicial police and support units that arrived to help them managed to kill one of the attackers. One of the others then blew himself up on the second floor. Video footage shows the second floor windows being blown out.

The third terrorist then blew himself up on the ground floor. Reports of a car bomb outside the court were not true.

Defence ministry and formerly Bunyan Marsous spokesman Mohamed al-Ghasri has said that the attack targeted the head of the court, Assadik Badi, saying it was in revenge for statements he had made about IS.

The area around the complex was initially cordoned off amid fears of further attacks

Misrata Central Hospital put out an appeal to staff to come in and help deal with the wounded.

Misrata suffered a number of suicide bombings in 2015 and last year. But despite fears that IS cells would revert to to the tactic after their defeat by Misrata-led forces in Sirte, there have been no attacks – until now.

Condemnation of the attack, and condolences for those killed has been coming from all quarters in Libya, including from Khalifa Hafter.

Three of the dead have been named as police officers Mohamed Al-Naali, Abdussalam Abuali and Mohamed Jibril. libyaherald.com

London attack: Arrested man named as Yahyah Farroukh

The second man arrested by police over the Parsons Green terrorism attack has been named as Yahyah Farroukh.

Pictures showed the 21-year-old man being stopped by officers outside a fried chicken shop in the Hounslow area of west London on Saturday night. Metropolitan police officers were still searching the area on Monday morning.

Officers were also searching an address understood to be Farroukh’s home in nearby Stanwell, in Surrey, only metres from the outer boundaries of Heathrow airport. Farroukh was the second person to be arrested over Friday’s attack; an as-yet unnamed 18-year-old man was stopped by officers near the port of Dover on Friday evening.

According to a Facebook profile thought to belong to Farroukh, he is originally from Damascus, in Syria, and studied English for speakers of other languages at West Thames college, near the Stanwell property. His profile also claims that he worked for an events company in London.

Images of Farroukh on Facebook show him with family members and posing in front of a tourist site in central London. theguardian.com

Parsons Green attack: Yahyah Farroukh released without charge

Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan charged with Parsons Green Tube bombing

The Parsons Green terror suspect is accused of buying some of the “key ingredients” for a homemade bucket bomb from Amazon as it emerged he blamed Tony Blair for the devastation in Iraq.

Ahmed Hassan,18, who was made an orphan when his parents were killed in Iraq, is alleged to have created the bomb in his foster parent’s kitchen and filled it with explosives, knives and shrapnel.

He is accused of placing the device on the District Line Tube during rush hour last Friday and leaving it to detonate at Parsons Green with the intention of murdering dozens of passengers.

Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he is accused of getting off the train one step before at Putney Bridge leaving the bomb to blow up.

Despite the bomb not detonating fully, 30 people were injured by the “fireball” it created.

Mr Hassan, who lived in Sunbury with a couple who have fostered dozens of children over the years, was detained at the Port of Dover last weekend.

“He said he was meeting Yahyah Farrouk, a friend from Syria. He was going to stay with him in Holland,” Mr Ingham added. telegraph.co.uk

The Unaccompanied Muslim Minor Refugee Terror Attack in London

Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs: Born in Prague, then in Czechoslovakia, Dubs was one of 669 Czech-resident, mainly Jewish, children saved by English stockbroker Nicholas Winton.

Dubs amendment:

In 2016, Lord Dubs sponsored an amendment to the Immigration Act 2016 to offer unaccompanied refugee children safe passage to Britain amidst the European migrant crisis. Originally rejected by the House of Commons, the amendment was accepted by the government following a second vote in favour by the Lords.

In February 2017, the Home Office abandoned the scheme after accepting 350 out of the planned 3,000 child refugees.

Labour big supporter of Dubs amendment:
“Labour demands a review of Government ending of Dubs Amendment scheme – Abbott”

‘These don’t look like children to me’: concerns raised over ages of child refugees arriving in Britain

Arrested Israeli-American is behind Jewish centers threats

A 19-year-old Jewish resident of Israel with both American and Israeli citizenship is suspected of being behind a host of fake bomb threats directed at Jewish institutions and other targets worldwide.

The cybercrimes unit of the Israel Police made the arrest on Thursday after receiving intelligence from the FBI and other foreign agencies. Police seized computers and other items investigators say helped the suspect evade detection.

The suspect’s father was also arrested, and a judge ordered both of them to remain in custody for eight additional days. haaretz.com

Benghazi children blown apart by car bomb near school

A car bomb outside Jalaa Hospital has today killed at least four people and injured 26 including eight children who were leaving a nearby primary school when the explosion occurred.

Eye-witnesses described body parts strewn around. Pictures showed nearby windows blown out and at least ten vehicles around the car bomb completely destroyed. libyaherald.com

Most likely suspects:
Ironically they call themselves “Benghazi Defense Brigades” they are retaliating due to HoR-Haftars-LNA efforts to fight terrorism in Benghazi (Something Gaddafi was trying to do before NATO stopped him in 2011), so the HoR government can move their base of operations from Tobruk to Bengahzi, & gain more legitimacy. “Bengazi Defense Brigades” are aligned with supposed “anti-ISIS forces”, & could well be gaining military training &/or aid from the UK, Turkey, & Qatar, & then go on to do such things as seen in the article above.

20 Jul 2016
Three French soldiers have been killed in Libya after their helicopter was shot down Benghazi Defence Brigades (BDB) claims responsibility.

Libyan militiamen (al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood) wounded in the battle to end the Isil’s grip on their country (aid the advance of al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood) are set to be airlifted out for treatment in British hospitals, the Telegraph has been told.

UK hints at sanctions on Egypt if leniency is not shown to the Muslim Brotherhood

Egyptian court overturns death sentence for ousted president Mohamed Morsi

Egypt’s Brotherhood says no reconciliation with Sisi

Al-Qeada: more dangerous than ISIL – The Japan News

Policymakers and terrorism scholars are debating whether Al-Qaida or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group is the more dangerous threat to the United States and the West.

After the various bombings and attacks across the West, many experts insist ISIL is the more serious problem.

That is a mistake. Al-Qaida presents the gravest long-term problem to the West.

Al-Qaida’s ruthlessly pragmatic approach has placed it in a far better position to achieve its strategic objectives. It has proved more effective in taking advantage of U.S. policy in the Middle East, primarily in Syria, to legitimize itself as an armed force and, increasingly, as a viable political player. the-japan-news.com

In the South Awlad Suleiman tribe allies with Libya Dawn, having been looking for an excuse to start conflict with the Gadhadhfa tribe. Awlad Suleiman tribe’s response to an accident where a monkey belonging to a Gadhadhfa tribe shopkeeper, got loose & pulled off a hijab from a girl from the Awlad Suleiman tribe, was to kill the monkey, the shopkeeper, & around 20-30 others from the Gadhadhfa tribe, Awlad Suleiman tribe used heavy weapons killing a whole family in one strike. Elders from both tribes are said to be seeking a resolution to the conflict.

UK corporate media suggests targets for ISIS attack?

After a “threat was posted on jihadi messaging app Telegram, & intelligence agencies say attack is ‘highly likely’“. UK media reports on “unbearable levels of overcrowding” on London trains. Considering the 7/7 attacks which focused on The London Undergroud train network, is now really a good time to be suggesting possible targets, to maximize civilian casualties?

I have some rather radical suggestions for ISIS, start targeting the corrupt politicians who lie the public into needless wars, & bankers who think “The time to buy is when there is blood in the streets”. It is certainly preferable to running down babies, & cutting the throats of old men. Do they really think the politicians, & bankers care if civilians get killed? Are they really going to effect policy with such actions? Politicians will welcome attacks, as an opertunity to give themselves more power, & enact policies that would of been met with more resistance under calmer times. I guess because the American led coalition kills civilians, ISIS has an uncontrolable zeal to become more like the Americans they claim to despise.

One effect of terrorist attacks, as seen after the 9/11 attacks, is that all politicians needed to do is say 9/11, & the public are prepared to bomb even Agrabah, the city from fictional animated movie Aladdin. Now all the currpt politicians have to do is say “ISIS” & the public may well jump into any needless war that is suggested to them.

Ideally humanity should not need to resolve problems with violence. What sort of message are our governments sending to the public? (Libya: Rebels and Nato dismiss Gaddafi ceasefire offer, US’s Syria Rebels Resist Pressure to Talk Peace) Violence comes before diplomacy? How do you think that will effect society? We should concentrate on defense of the homeland in the homeland, should a terrorist attack happen, to do that would be significantly harder, because said policy would be seen as kowtowing to terrorist demands.

Britain is at war in Libya and nobody thought to tell us
British SAS troops may be fighting in Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Libya – but Parliament hasn’t been told about any of these deployments, let alone been given the chance to debate them.



Israeli sources claim Italian-British force ambushed in Libya

ISIS fighters smashed a force of Italian and British Special Ops troops on Wednesday, April 27 in the first battle of its kind in Libya, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. This battle will result in the delay of the planned Western invasion of Libya, as the encounter proved that European forces are not ready for this kind of guerilla warfare. The sources also said the planners of the invasion were surprised by the high combat skills of the ISIS fighters.

Our sources report the following details:
The convoy of Italian marines, British special forces and Libyan troops was traveling from the northwestern city of Misrata toward the ISIS stronghold of Sirte, located 273 kilometers to the southeast, when it was ambushed and hit hard by ISIS forces.
Italian troops were among those killed or wounded in the battle, but there is no information whether there were British casualties as well. Some reports say members of the Western force were taken prisoner by ISIS, although they have yet to be identified. It is possible that any hostages are from the Libyan National Army, a militia commanded by Gen. Khalifa Haftar, a Libyan who has American citizenship. debka.com

An Italian flag was burned in Derna , Libya , during a demonstration against the continued air strikes by the Libyan National Army (Lna) led by Khalifa Haftar. This was reported by the local newspaper Libya Herald, explaining that the demonstrators condemned what they call interference by Italy and the United Nations in Libya . A similar event was held in Benghazi in recent days.

Blasts hit Hezbollah security post in Beirut, many killed

Two bomb explosions have rocked the Lebanese capital Beirut, leaving over a dozen casualties. Lebanese media say at least 41 people were killed and dozens of others wounded as two assailants blew themselves up in a busy commercial and residential area in Beirut’s southern suburb. No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks. But there has been a surge in militancy in the country’s borders with Syria over the past weeks.

Syrian refugee crisis used as reason to bomb Damascus

Webster Griffin Tarpley (Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 1946) is a philosopher of history who seeks to provide the programs and strategies needed to overcome the current world crisis. As an activist historian he first became widely known for his book George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography (1992), a masterpiece of research which is still a must read. AB Princeton 1966, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; Fulbright Scholar at University of Turin, Italy; MA in humanities from Skidmore College; and Ph.D. in early modern history from the Catholic University of America with emphasis on the role of Venice in the origins of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). He has addressed audiences in Italian, German, and French. A decades-long expert on international terrorism, his 1978 study commissioned by an Italian government minister and entitled “Chi ha ucciso Aldo Moro?” (Who Killed Aldo Moro?) broke open the ownership of the Red Brigades by NATO’s clandestine networks.

Erdoğan harshly slams West over terror, refugee crisis

UK PM ready to strike Libya despite FCO ruling out campaign

As the Foreign and Commonwealth Office rules out renewed strikes on Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron says he is ready to pursue military action if the UK is threatened by Islamic State militants said to be established there.

Speaking at the end of a five-day official tour of South East Asia, Cameron said: “If there is a threat to Britain or to our people on our streets, and we are able to stop it by taking immediate action against that threat, as prime minister I will always want to try and take that action.

“That is the case whether that problem is emanating from Libya, from Syria or anywhere else.”

The announcement comes after Cameron ordered government departments to draw up contingency plans in the wake of the murder of 30 British holidaymakers at a resort in Sousse, Tunisia last month.

Since the 2011 war, which saw the removal of President Muammar Gaddafi, Libya has descended into chaos, with tribal and religious militias battling for control of the destabilized nation.

Some security and intelligence figures warn a local version of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is gaining a foothold in Libya.

Cameron’s comments appear to be at odds with the announcement by the Foreign Office on Monday that there would be no strikes in Libya.

“Supporting progress towards a UN-mediated ceasefire and a stable political settlement in Libya is our immediate priority,” a Foreign Office spokesman told the Guardian.

“The UK has no plans to launch airstrikes over Libya.

“We are working closely with international and regional partners to support the Libyans to tackle terror groups and are discussing how to use existing UN Security Council resolutions to sanction terrorist groups in Libya, including groups affiliated to ISIS,” the FCO added.

Ongoing concerns in the UK over the fallout of Western-led bombing in 2011 appear to be converging on the idea of an inquiry into the war and its results.

Announcing the investigation on Friday, Foreign Affairs Select Committee Chair Crispin Blunt said the intervention proved a disaster and served to compound security problems both regionally and globally.

“It has turned out to be a catastrophe for the people of Libya,” Blunt said. “And now it is a growing problem for us, with our undoubted enemy ISIS beginning to establish control of areas of Libya.”

Many commentators point to the 2011 conflict, and other crises in the region’s recent past, to explain the increase in migrants attempting to flee the Middle East and North Africa to Europe. Often in highly-dangerous, overcrowded boats run by professional people smuggles.

Blunt took the same view, attributing the “migration crisis” to the collapse of state authorities which “poses problems for us all over the world.”

Sketching out the scope of the inquiry, which is more time sensitive and likely to be better organized than the larger and much delayed Chilcot Inquiry into the Iraq war, Blunt said, “I want to examine the quality of the analysis that underpinned the decision to intervene in Libya. rt.com

Sep 11, 2014.

David Cameron overrules Philip Hammond on air strikes in Syria

Israeli F16’s falling from the skies over Yemen?

This week two F16s were shot down over Yemen. When the wreckage was examined, both were found to be of types never supplied to an Arab nation, not Saudi Arabia, not anyone. The only “buyer” in the region for that type of plane is Israel.

With two Israeli planes downed this week, fresh Saudi markings painted on them, and a strong confirmation of a tactical thermonuclear attack on a Yemeni airbase, a neutron bomb attack (NRR No Residual Radiation), the Yemen war is now clearly an Israeli war.

Yemeni air defense forces shot down a Saudi marked fighter jet in the northwestern province of Sana’a in Yemen as it was conducting airstrikes. This is the second F16 shot down this week – clearly the strength of the Yemeni air defences has been grossly underestimated. The Saudi F-16 fighter jet was shot down and subsequently crashed in the Bayt Khayran area of the district of Bani Harith in the northern part of Sana’a.

On May 11, Yemen’s Al-Masirah television reported that Ansarullah fighters brought down a Moroccan marked fighter jet violating the country’s airspace in the Noshour Valley in the northern province of Sa’ada. The aircraft shot down today had reportedly conducted a number of airstrikes against Yemen’s Al-Dailami airbase. Saudi jets have been carrying out military strikes against Yemen since March 26.

According to Yemeni media outlets, on Sunday Saudi fighter jets targeted a factory in the western Yemeni province of Al-Hudaydah, killing three civilians and injuring 19 others. The Saudi fighter jets also targeted residential areas, a military airbase and a police headquarters in the province in separate attacks.

Now we come to the interesting part – analysis of the wreckage shows these planes to be of unknown origin. While they carried Saudi paint jobs, we know that they cannot be Saudi aircraft and in fact are Israeli aircraft flown by Arabic speaking Israeli Air Force pilots, members of a special ‘Kamikaze’ unit that flies specially modified F16, ‘nuke carriers’ tasked for doomsday operations against Iran, Russia or Western Europe.

One of these aircraft was most likely responsible for dropping the neutron bomb on Yemen a few days ago. Yemeni media reports that two of the ‘rockets’ carried by the fighter jet remained unexploded and were found in the wreckage; these are most likely the Sidewinder missiles carried for defence against other aircraft. We do not know what other ordnance the aircraft was carrying.

The pilots of these two downed aircraft have not been found; no doubt extensive searches are being carried out – an Israeli pilot captured alive would be quite a coup for the Yemenis.

The aircraft was shot down by an updated BUK system supplied by Russia – Yemen is well-equipped with modern Russian weaponry including MiG-29s and advanced air-defence systems, a fact that has clearly been overlooked by the Saudis and their Israeli allies; they have grossly underestimated the capabilities of their enemy and as we have seen before, most notably in southern Lebanon against Hezbollah – Israel does not do so well when it’s victims are prepared and capable of fighting back; perhaps they thought they were bombing undefended civilians in Gaza? veteranstoday.com

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