Mexico Seizes Seaport, Neighbouring City, In War Against Cartels

Mexico imposes military control over Pacific seaport, neighbouring city in cartel-plagued state

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MEXICO CITY – Mexico’s military has taken control of one of the nation’s biggest seaports as part of an effort to bring drug-cartel activity under control in the western state of Michoacan, officials said Monday.

 

Federal security spokesman Eduardo Sanchez said soldiers are now responsible for policing duties in the city of Lazaro Cardenas as well as in the Pacific seaport of the same name. The port is a federal entity separate from the city.

 

“We have received anonymous tips that lead us to believe there has been corruption and collusion from people at the port,” Sanchez said.

 

Sanchez said navy personnel will take over as heads of the administration and port captaincy of the seaport. He said about 156 customs and tax inspectors and officials at the seaport will be rotated out of their positions gradually.

 

All 113 police officers in the city of Lazaro Cardenas have been replaced by soldiers while they undergo drug testing and police training, Sanchez added.

 

The port of Lazaro Cardenas is the country’s largest in terms of cargo volume and it has seen a number of huge seizures of precursor chemicals used to make methamphetamines.

 

The Sinaloa and Knights Templar drug cartels have been identified as gangs that engage in the production of methamphetamine. The Knights Templar cartel is based in Michoacan and is fighting vigilante “self-defence” groups for control of the state.

 

The Knights Templar, a pseudo-religious gang that takes its name from the ancient monastic order, has set fire to lumber yards, packing plants and passenger buses in a reign of terror in the state.

 

The cartel’s extortion of “protection” payments from cattlemen, lime and avocado growers and other businesses prompted some communities in a lime-growing region to form armed vigilante patrols in February. That drew more attacks from the cartel, which sought to punish the area by hampering the lime business.

 

Michoacan is the home state of former President Felipe Calderon and it is where he launched the federal government offensive against drug trafficking upon taking office in late 2006.

The Wahhabis Prepare For A Jihad In France

The Wahhabis flood France

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The Wahhabis flood France

France has trained about 400 Wahhabi militants who went to fight for the Syrian opposition. Some of them have been captured at European borders. This information was announced by the Minister of Internal Affairs of France, Valls, in early summer of this year. This and other information can be read in the book of a well-known French journalist Jean-Michel Vernoshe, a specialist on the Middle East. Wahhabis are approaching major European cities, but the government continues to pretend that nothing is happening.

Honorary President of the Belgian Senate, Anne-Marie Lizin, tells about a direct connection of Syrian conflict to European martial course of Islam and the ways to fight this phenomenon:

“We, whether in France or in Belgium, continue to see the recruiting of young and middle-aged people for the operations in the name of jihad. Moreover, a distinctive feature of these actions is the lack of religious motives. People go to war for money. So we see that there are certain powers that sponsor such operations. Recruiting operations are conducted by religious people from Sunni extremist groups. And their attitude is becoming more and more fanatical as the war on the Syrian front develops. We believe that those powers which are engaged in similar operations, should immediately stop such actions. This is even more important than stopping the supply of arms. This is as important as the destruction of chemical weapons in Syria. We have to stop further funding of extremists. Clearly Saudi Arabia is engaged in such operations. We have to pressure them, especially that there is a possibility that they can continue to fund their recruitments without the US support. But I think it is a delusion”.

In his new book, “Lost”, dedicated to the Wahhabi centers in the EU, Jean-Michel Vernoshe mentiones that Qatar, the other Wahhabi country, has been gradually buying up France. This small emirate with the highest income per capita, already owns a football club Paris-Saint-Germain, the shares of the financial giant “Vinci”, securities of the oil company “Total” and so on.

So the French should not be surprised if one day they will be pushed for Mohameddan prayer at gunpoint, Notre Dame will be destroyed, all the wineries will be eliminated and their wives and daughters will be forced to wear a veil. It will be new Wahhabi France. This can happen over the next 10 years.

Top Shia cleric slam Wahhabi insurgency in Islamic countries

Top Shia cleric slam Wahhabi insurgency in Islamic countries

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Grand Ayatollah Sobhani slammed the bloodletting and massacre perpetrated by the extremist groups in Muslim countries. 

 

 Top Shia cleric slam Wahhabi insurgency in Islamic countries

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – The Islamic Jurisprudent, Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani slapped down extremists groups who under the name of Islam perpetrate vandalism, massacre and bloodletting in Muslim countries.

“The measure committed by Wahhabis is without precedent during the history,” said Ayatollah Sobhani urged all Muslims to try their utmost so as to stand against the extremist groups.

The religious cleric underscored that for foiling the plots hatched by the enemies, Muslims from different Islamic denominations and sects should keep their unity and rapprochement.

Ayatollah Jafar Sobhani mentioned that the arrogant world aims at projecting a very false and harsh image from Muslims who claim the lives of innocent people.

The religious cleric urged Muslims to be united against the plots hatched by the enemies and the regime of Zionism.

Wahhabism–Belief That God Wants Good Men To Become Murderers

Grand Shia cleric: “Wahhabi behavior unsecured whole world”

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Grand Shia cleric, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, called Wahhabi groups as a threat for the whole world and said both Shia and Sunni communities are among the targets of Wahhabism. 

 

 Grand Shia cleric: "Wahhabi behavior unsecured whole world"

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – Grand Shia cleric, Ayatollah Nasser Makarem Shirazi, called Wahhabi groups as a threat for the whole world and said both Shia and Sunni communities are among the targets of Wahhabism.

He hailed Islam as the religion of blessing and privileges for all and expressed regret that the divine religion is misrepresented by extremist Wahhabis as the religion of bloodshed and violence.

Iranian cleric noted that Takfiri (excommunicating) behaviors would turn attractions of Islam into a reason for repulsion and stated while the modern world is ready to embrace Islam, extremist behaviors by Wahhabi groups have intensified Islamophobic efforts.

“Behaviors of Takfiri groups are threatening for the whole world and are not limited to Islamic countries.” Said senior scholar and demanded Muslim clerics not to take silence against Takfiri groups.

He announced that Iran’s holy city of Qom will host Shia and Sunni figures in an international conference on threats of Wahhabism for Muslims and humanity as well as ways to confront the issue.

Senior cleric said extremist Takfiri groups are not brave enough to enter scientific debates rather they are only capable of carrying out suicide attacks and kill the civilians.

Religious figure reiterated that the only aim is to confront minor excommunicating Wahhabis while Shia clerics develop close ties with Sunni scholars.

Shia jurisprudent vowed that he would join Sunni scholars to confront extremist groups and show the true kind face of Islam to the world.

Iranian cleric also touched upon the issue of Nikah Jihad (sex jihad) in Syria calling that a great shame by Wahhabis and urged Muslim communities and clerics not to take a neutral stance against these measures.

According to Ayatollah Makarem Muslims have to protect each other and excommunication of other Muslims is in full contrast with lifestyle and teachings of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

The Murdering Little Bastard Hakeemullah, Who Was Killed for Seeking Peace With Pakistan

Hakimullah Mehsud dead

US could not confirm death of Hakimullah: State Department

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The State Department said Hakimullah was responsible for a failed May 2010 attempt to detonate a car bomb in New York’s Times Square besides several key incidents.

The spokesman said the State Department of US could not confirm the death of Mehsud.

Dialogues with Pakistan on bilateral relations were continue, the spokesman further said.

AFP Adds: The United States Monday admitted to “tensions” and occasional “misunderstandings” in its relations with Pakistan, but implicitly defended the killing of TTP chief Hakimullah Mehsud.

The government in Islamabad reacted angrily to the attack on Hakimullah Mehsud, saying it would scuttle its peace talks with the group.

“There inevitably will be some tensions and occasional misunderstandings between our two countries,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said.

“We hope to continue to make progress in the relationship, and we continue to seek ways for our countries to cooperate on the entire range of shared interests that we have, from economic to security issues.”

Carney would not confirm the drone strike that killed Mehsud, in line with normal practice in such attacks, but he said the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader had a long list of extremist credentials, including a failed bombing in Times Square, New York, in 2010.

Carney charged that Mehsud and other TTP leaders had “publicly vowed to continue targeting the United States and Americans.”

Mehsud was also wanted in connection with the killings of seven Americans at a US base in Khost province, Afghanistan.

Lebanon’s Baabda Declaration, issued by the National Dialogue Committee

The discussions resulted in consensus on the following points and decisions:

1. The path of dialogue should be adopted, and security, political and media
issues should be approached in a spirit of serenity. The focus should be on
commonalities and consensus on fixed points.
2. Parties should commit to laying the foundations of stability; safeguarding
public order; preventing violence and the country’s descent into strife; and
intensifying the search for the political means to secure those objectives.
3. Citizens of all allegiances should be urged to cherish the conviction that
any resort to weapons and violence, whatever the fears and tensions, is inevitably a blow and a loss for all parties; it endangers the people’s livelihoods, their future and the future of the next generations
4. Action should be taken to strengthen State institutions, encourage a
culture of reliance on the law and legitimate institutions for the resolution of any contention or urgent issue.
5. Because the Army upholds civil peace and embodies national unity, it
deserves moral and material support. Efforts should be made to enable it and the other legitimate security forces to respond to urgent security situations according to a deployment plan aimed at imposing State authority, security and stability.
6. The judicial power also deserved support in imposing the law with
justice and without discrimination.
7. The implementation of a socioeconomic development plan throughout
Lebanon should be encouraged.
8. All political forces and intellectuals and opinion leaders should be
encouraged to avoid inflammatory political and media discourse and anything that could spark conflict, disturbances, sectarian confessional strife. That approach would consolidate national unity and promote internal cohesion in confronting external threats, particularly that posed by the Israeli enemy. Such action would have positive implications for public opinion, the economy, tourism and the social situation.
9. It is important to reaffirm the need to comply with the code of honour
previously formulated by the National Dialogue Committee with a view to ensuring restraint in political and media discourse, contributing to the creation of a serene environment and making Lebanon a centre for the dialogue of civilizations,
religions and cultures.
10. Trust in coexistence and in Lebanon as the unequivocal homeland should be reaffirmed, as should the need to comply with the principles contained in the Preamble to the Constitution, which are fixed founding principles.
11. The Taif accords must be respected, and parties must continue to
implement all of its provisions.
12. Lebanon should eschew block politics and regional and international conflicts. It should seek to avoid the negative repercussions of regional tensions and crises in order to preserve its own paramount interest, national unity and civil peace, except where the matter concerns resolutions of international legitimacy, Arab consensus or the rightful Palestinian cause, including the right of Palestinian refugees return to their land and homes rather than being integrated.
13. Measures should then be taken to control the situation on the Lebanese-Syrian border. The establishment of a buffer zone in Lebanon should not be permitted. The country cannot be used as a base, corridor or starting point to smuggle weapons and combatants. At the same time, the right to humanitarian solidarity and political and media expression is guaranteed under the Constitution and the law.
14. International resolutions, including Security Council resolution 1701
(2006), should be respected.
15. It is important to continue examining ways to put in place strategies to
implement the resolutions agreed by the National Dialogue Committee.
16. The next session of the Committee will take place on Monday, 25 June
2012 at 11 a.m. The Committee will resume consideration of its agenda, particularly the national defence strategy.
17. This statement shall be termed “the Baabda Declaration” and shall be
respected by all parties. Copies shall be transmitted to the League of Arab States and the United Nations.

Syria Kurds Retake 19 Towns From the Islamist Terrorists

Syria Kurds rout jihadists across northeast: activists

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A Kurdish female fighter from the Popular Protection Units (YPG) carries a walkie-talkie as she stands near fellow fighters carrying their weapons and using binoculars in the Kurdish town of Ifrin, in Aleppo's countryside October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Roshak Ahmad

A Kurdish female fighter from the Popular Protection Units (YPG) carries a walkie-talkie as she stands near fellow fighters carrying their weapons and using binoculars in the Kurdish town of Ifrin, in Aleppo’s countryside October 14, 2013. REUTERS/Roshak Ahmad

BEIRUT: Kurdish fighters have driven jihadists from 19 towns and villages across northeastern Syria in recent days, a week after capturing a key Iraqi border crossing, a monitoring group said Monday.

The Committees for the Protection of the Kurdish People (YPJ), the main Kurdish militia in Syria, has battled other rebel groups in a bid to carve out an autonomous region in the northeast, where the army is no longer deployed.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based group that relies on local activists and other sources, said that “since Saturday, a total of 19 localities have fallen into the hands of Kurdish fighters.”

“The jihadists have been trying to regroup their fighters to reclaim lost ground,” it said, referring to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the Al-Nusra Front, hardline groups linked to Al-Qaeda.

The Kurdish and jihadist fighters have long been battling for control of the northeastern Hasake province bordering Turkey and Iraq, which is rich in petroleum and grain.

The latest clashes came a week after Kurdish fighters seized the Yaarubiyeh crossing on the Iraq border, which had been a key transit point for arms and jihadist fighters carrying out attacks in both countries.

The fighting between the Kurds and rebels ostensibly struggling to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has added another level of complexity to the civil war, which has claimed an estimated 120,000 lives since early 2011.

The uprising against Assad began in March 2011 as a series of peaceful protests inspired by the Arab Spring, but soon escalated into a full-blown war after his security forces launched a brutal crackdown.