Archive for 07/23/2011

Afghanistan Savagery: Taliban Hang 8-Year-Old Son of a Local Police Commander

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“KABUL (BNO NEWS) — Suspected members of the Taliban on Friday hung the 8-year-old son of a local police commander in southern Afghanistan after ordering his father to surrender, according to a news report on Saturday.

The Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) news agency reported that the young boy was kidnapped by militants in the Greshk district of Helmand province on Tuesday. They had ordered his father to surrender to the Taliban or else the boy would be executed.

‘The militants had warned his father, who is a local police commander, to surrender with his police vehicle and weapons, otherwise they would kill his son,’ provincial governor spokesman Daud Ahmadi told DPA. The boy was hung on Friday.

While child executions by the Taliban are not common, children often fall victim to Taliban militants when they carry out attacks. But children have also been used by the Taliban as suicide bombers.” Read more.

Why It Wasn’t Unreasonable to Suspect Muslim Terrorism in Norway

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By Aaron Goldstein – “In light of the fact that the man responsible for two heinous acts of terrorism which have thus far resulted in the deaths of 87 people is a native born, non-Muslim Norwegian, John Tabin asks if large segments of the media (including bloggers like him and me) were wrong to speculate that this was an act of Islamic radicals.

For his part, Tabin plans to answer that question in depth at a later date. So allow me to give my thoughts. I would like to make the case that it was not at all unreasonable to speculate that Muslims were involved in this attack.

First, it was only a year ago that Norwegian authorities thwarted an al Qaeda plot to attack Norway.

Second, today’s attacks were nearly simultaneous. An al Qaeda calling card.

Third, it was only last week that that Norwegian authorities indicted Mullah Krekar, founder of the Ansar al-Islam, for threats against Norwegian politicians.

Fourth, a Muslim organization called Ansar al-Jihad al-Alami claimed responsibility for the attack. This is the most notable point of all. I mean what kind of people brag about murdering innocent civilians they did not kill?

Finally, consider all the acts of terrorism which have occurred since September 11, 2001 – Bali, Madrid, London, Mumbai, Fort Hood not to mention all those suicide bombings in Israel. All of those attacks were carried out by Muslim entities. Frankly, it would have been irresponsible to discount the possibility of yet another Muslim terrorist attack.” Read more.

Ecuador: Reventador Volcano Showing Signs of Increased Activity, Government Officials Ask No One to Approach

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“The Reventador Volcano has shown increased activity and government officials ask no one to approach. Revenatador is located 90 km west of Quito and has a long history of activity. In November 2002 the volcano erupted for the first time in 26 years destroying roads between Quito and Lago Agrio. The 17 km high ash cloud affected 2 million people as it spread over the provinces of Pichincha, Napo and Suscumbios and forced the closure of the Quito Airport causing flights to be rerouted to Guayaquil or Latacunga. A subsequent eruption in November of 2008 effected residents of El Chaco in the Amazon basin.

The Geophysical Institute of Ecuador stated ‘it is clear that the volcano appears significantly more active than in previous months, this being much more noticeable in recent days’ Rash on the volcano Reventador occurs ‘significantly active than in previous months’ and ‘in these circumstances the presence of people near the crater of Reventador is dangerous and in no way recommended to climb to the summit.'” Source.

Categories: Natural Disasters

Remote Alaskan Volcano Poised to Erupt… Directly Under A Major U.S. Flight Path

07/23/2011 Leave a comment

“Airlines have been told to prepare for travel chaos after scientists said an Alaskan volcano under a major U.S. flight route could erupt at any time.

Satellite images of the remote volcano on the island of Chuhinadak show that it could be poised for its first big eruption in ten years, according to experts.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the alert level for the volcano and said it could erupt at any moment, spewing ash clouds up to 20,000 feet above sea level with little further warning.

The advisory was issued after ‘thermal anomalies’ were detected by satellite.

The 5,676 foot-tall (1,730 meters) Cleveland Volcano is located on the uninhabited island of Chuginadak in the Aleutian chain about 940 miles (1,500 km) southwest of Anchorage.

It is under the flight path between North America and Asia used by major airlines.” Read more.

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