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16 arrested in Brussels. Not Salah Abdeslam. Breaking news

. Belgian police have made 16 arrests in anti-terror raids in Brussels, prosecutor confirms, but fugitive Salah Abdeslam is not among them.

We’re being told that neither weapons, nor explosives were uncovered as a result of any of the searches.

And, with that, they close the press conference. As promised earlier, no questions were taken and details of the raids were sparse.

Van der Sypt was keen to thank people for abiding by the police’s request to maintain “radio silence” and said the operation was ongoing.

Police carried out 19 raids in the Brussels area on Sunday, we’re being told, as well as more elsewhere in Belgium. There have been 16 arrests. Police also fired at a vehicle that drove at them while making an arrest

The mystery of missing Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam and the 18th district non-murders

I am trying to find more about this, it looks like information is just coming out. I do not know thesecond source, am looking for more. If true, good for him to not kill more people. I hope they catch him soon, put him in prison and get some information from him.

Among the many mysteries hanging over the Paris attacks, few are more puzzling than the fate and role of jihadist Salah Abdeslam, subject of an international manhunt since the carnage.

He and his brother Brahim played a key logistical role in the wave of terror that left 130 people dead and hundreds injured, renting cars and hotel rooms where the jihadists could hole up.

Brahim, like another five of the assailants, blew himself up after the bloodshed. A seventh was shot by police. However Salah did not. Instead he was spirited away to Belgium by two other men who were arrested and charged there.


When Islamic State jihadists issued their claim of responsibility, their statement mentioned the assaults on the stadium, the 10th and 11th districts of Paris, but also the 18th, where no attack took place. However four days later the police found a black Renault Clio, rented in Salah's name, parked partly over a pedestrian crossing in the 18th district...(more)


RTL Belgium reported on theories that Abdeslam had been told to attack the 18th arrondissement in Paris - the Montmartres area - but for some reason had not gone through with it.

In a statement released the day after the attacks, IS spoke of simultaneous attacks in the 10th, 11th and 18th arrondissements by eight "brothers wearing explosive belts".

In the end, seven suicide bombers died and there was no attack on the 18th district.

Marriage equality is a done deal, I wondered what the gopers would use

Looks like omgness of Syrian refugees and terror. My dog this gets old and is so predictable.

Distract the masses so they won't notice how they are getting abused.

Help! Countering anti-refugee fears

There is so much fear and misinformation out there. I am trying to compile links to articles and information about how a refugee is able to enter the USA. . It you have links, please add then also, thank you.

In depth article
How a Syrian refugee gets to the US

Includes a short, easily understood list.
Obama says US governors' refusal of refugees 'hysterical'
The vetting process
takes two years
in-person interviews and supporting documents
their experience of conflict cross-checked against intelligence
about 50% of applicants approved

It's a lengthy process.

As you might imagine, all of the vetting, from interviews to fingerprinting, takes a while. On average, officials say it's 18 to 24 months before a refugee is approved for admission to the U.S.

The U.S. has admitted some 1,800 Syrian refugees in the past two years, and President Obama wants to allow 10,000 more. The administration says half of those who have been admitted are children and about a quarter of them are adults over 60. Officials say 2 percent are single males of combat age.

Police: 'Suspicious activity' on Chicago-bound plane was just someone watching news on phone


My tablet is funky and not wanting to copy the article.

They were removed from the plane out of fear since they "looked middle eastern" and were watching "ISIS video", aka the news, on their phone

Mindless terrorists? The truth about Isis is much worse


It’s “the first of the storm”, says Islamic State. And little wonder. For the chaotic scenes on the streets of Paris and the fearful reaction those attacks provoked are precisely what Isis planned and prayed for. The greater the reaction against Muslims in Europe and the deeper the west becomes involved in military action in the Middle East, the happier Isis leaders will be. Because this is about the organisation’s key strategy: finding, creating and managing chaos.

There is a playbook, a manifesto: The Management of Savagery/Chaos, a tract written more than a decade ago under the name Abu Bakr Naji, for the Mesopotamian wing of al-Qaida that would become Isis. Think of the horror of Paris and then consider these, its principal axioms.

Hit soft targets. “Diversify and widen the vexation strikes against the crusader-Zionist enemy in every place in the Islamic world, and even outside of it if possible, so as to disperse the efforts of the alliance of the enemy and thus drain it to the greatest extent possible.”


Simply treating Isis as a form of “terrorism” or “violent extremism” masks the menace. Merely dismissing it as “nihilistic” reflects a wilful and dangerous avoidance of trying to comprehend, and deal with, its profoundly alluring moral mission to change and save the world. And the constant refrain that Isis seeks to turn back history to the Middle Ages is no more compelling than a claim that the Tea Party movement wants everything the way it was in 1776. The truth is more complicated. As Abu Mousa, Isis’s press officer in Raqqa, put it: “We are not sending people back to the time of the carrier pigeon. On the contrary, we will benefit from development. But in a way that doesn’t contradict the religion.”..
.(more @ link)

Killing an innocent infant is "hell, yeah!"????

Aside from having a total lack of imagination to be able to figure out another way to prevent Hitler from becoming the murderous ass he was, it just seems that loudly and proudly proclaiming you are OK with murdering infants is rather off putting.


On the other hand, the more these idiots loudly and proudly announce their idiocies, the better.

Sierra Leone Celebrates End Of Ebola Epidemic

Source: Medical Daily from Reuters

Residents of Sierra Leone's capital held a candlelit vigil and celebrations to mark the end of an Ebola epidemic that has killed almost 4,000 people including more than 220 health workers since it began last year.

Following 42 days with no new cases, the West African nation's epidemic was declared over on Saturday at a ceremony attended by President Ernest Bai Koroma and U.N. World Health Organization (WHO) representative Anders Nordstrom.


Ebola has killed more than 11,300 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea since the epidemic was announced in March 2014 and about 28,500 were infected, according to WHO data. SierraLeone's death toll was 3,955 people.

Liberia was declared free of Ebola on Sept. 3, while a handful of cases remain in Guinea...(more at link)

Read more: http://www.medicaldaily.com/sierra-leone-celebrates-end-ebola-epidemic-360740
Posted by uppityperson | Sun Nov 8, 2015, 05:49 PM (3 replies)

Would you tell me about ISIS/ISIL because my knowledge is not up to date, thank you.

I was under the impression that it was guerilla warfare, without a set physical location, etc, making any sort of action, was, against them impossible. I understand from talking to a couple people that that is no longer the case, that in the last year they have become not shadows in the dark but having geographically location, etc.

I read the long wiki page, and now am turning to you, my DU Community, to ask for more information.

They scare the crap out of me and i expect the USA to get more involved militarily which also gives me concern.

Thank you in advance.

Russia suspends Egypt flights, U.S. boosts security as intelligence points to bomb

Source: Reuters


Moscow suspended passenger flights to Egypt and Washington imposed new air travel security requirements in the wake of the crash of a Russian jet in Egypt, as Western officials pointed on Friday to the conclusion it was brought down by a bomb.

The sound of an explosion could be heard on the black boxes recovered from the plane, according to an investigator who had access to them, French TV station France 2 said on its website. The investigator ruled out engine failure, it added.

British and U.S. spies intercepted "chatter" from suspected militants as well as internal communication about the incident from one other government that suggested a bomb, possibly hidden in luggage in the hold, had downed the airliner, Western intelligence sources said.

The intelligence sources, who spoke on customary condition of anonymity, said the evidence was not categorical and there was still no hard forensic or scientific evidence to support the bomb theory....

Read more: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0SV22R20151106

I think the bomb conclusion is new as the story is evolving. If it's not enough and instead is a dupe, that's OK too.
Posted by uppityperson | Fri Nov 6, 2015, 04:16 PM (1 replies)
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