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فُردو‎, have we got your attention yet?

Listening yet, you guys in فُردو‎?  Mr. GBU 43 wants to check with you.  How about, you, Outstanding Leader 영명한 동지?

AC-130H-Elephant-WalkMOAB_bomb

Imbecilic Doofus-in-chief and his secretary Bobo need a RESET.

Somehow, the Doofus-in-Chief Obama has "strengthened" our hand abroad to the point that KGB man Putin calls Bobo Kerry a liar!

Where’s that RESET button!

SecState Bobo

Sec. State John Bobo Kerry who served in Viet Nam and is a fan of Manny Ortiz.(Thanks, Drudge, for another memorable headline.)

In the archived words of famous activist, Bugs Bunny, "What a maroon!" These guys are hopeless!

Natanz man assassinated or elevated?

An interesting speculation concerning some poor nebbish that got assassinated in Iran by an unknown subject: Was he a top nuclear man or a file room clerk?

According to the wife, yes, her man had mighty hotness. Wife: Slain Nuclear Scientist’s Goal Was "Annihilation of Israel"

Maybe.

But a discerning eye will detect the likeness of her Mostafa to Rage Boy over in Pakistan:

Separated at birth, Rage Boy and Mostafa?

Twins separated at birth?

That being the case, maybe the geniuses in Tehran posthumously elevated this nudnik from file clerk to Enrico Fermi, Jr. for more efficient manufacture of propaganda if not HEU. Just a theory.

bin Laden est morte

They got the bastard. Good work, USN.

What is happening in Zahedan today?

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in southern Afghanistan lately.

U.S. Defense Secretary Gates Visits Afghanistan
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates paid a visit to U.S. troops in Afghanistan, arriving in Kabul on Thursday, as shared in a feature on The Washington Post. His visit, according to the feature, is happening during the time of the arrival of the last U.S. reinforcements in the country. Secretary Gates was met by NATO commander Gen. David Petraeus upon his arrival in Afghanistan.

On Friday, the Secretary travelled to Kandahar province…

Whenever one of these big shots shows up over in that part of the world, I look for something to squeeze up to the surface in Zahedan, like puss oozing out of a zit.

Where is Usama bin Laden, and what is happening in Zahedan today?

UBL's Baluchizone?

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)

Tanker Lia to New York, not Bandar Abbas

The Lia, IMO 9417751

The Lia, IMO 9417751

Strange report: a tanker loads gasoline in Turkey, then instead of steaming off for Bandar Abbas, it heads for New York with it. Gasoline sanctions are in effect now, but Iran denies anything to do with the gasoline in this vessel, The Lia.

So the Seven-Elevens of the mid-Atlantic states prefer Turkish gasoline now? That seems unusual.

Latest position of The Lia
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/shipdetails.aspx?mmsi=636013794

More unusual activity in Zahedan: vest bombers

From Planet-Iran.com, more news of violence.
UPDATE 3 >> Bombing in the Baluch city of Zahedan claims 30; Jundallah claims responsibility (vidoes)

More people die in Iran. This time it is Zahedan. It’s bad.

But I thought the Sunni would be using truck bombs, not vest bombers. The suicide vest is more like Hamas.

I still wonder where Osama bin Laden in hiding out: somewhere up in Khorasan, the recent guess? Perhaps in the country between Zahedan and Kandahar as I have been speculating this last year or so? Over in Pakistan?

UBL's Baluchizone?

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)


UPDATE: July 26. This post has a live link to Planet-Iran, matching up with its copyright and reproduction charter.

Stop Iran NOW!

Stanley Baldwin or Neville Chamberlain, the appeasement of the Oval Office has got to stop.

The bastards shot the girl.

Republished one year later, "You bastards shot the girl."

You bastards shot the girl.

YouTube shows censors lethal force being used in Iran.

Sorry. That video lived a very short time.

Try this update page which is not part of YouTube.

They shot the girl

They shot the girl

OK, the YouTube version is back on the air, but let’s keep both versions here.

Iran will be free.

Mort Zuckerman quotes Xcontra, of course.

Mort Zuckerman: World Sees Obama as Incompetent and Amateur – US News and World Report.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy openly criticized Obama for months, including a direct attack on his policies at the United Nations. Sarkozy cited the need to recognize the real world, not the virtual world, a clear reference to Obama’s speech on nuclear weapons.

When the French president is seen as tougher than the American president, you have to know that something is awry.
True, it’s a paraphrase. But it’s obvious he is indebted to my comment from last June,

When the president of France can call out the US president on foreign policy, you know it is a bad day.

in "Presidential Test Pattern," one of my most popular articles

Unsinn! The Hezbollah are assassins, mullahs are death making slaveholders.

From Michael Ledeen: Don’t You Just Love Hezbollah? It’s So Interesting…Like Freddie Kruger

White House terror "expert" John Brennan – and his boss, President Obama – seem to think that we should be cultivating the “moderate” elements in Hezbollah [viz.]

The Obama administration is looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla movement and to diminish the influence of hard-liners, a top White House official said on Tuesday.

John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, met with Lebanese leaders during a recent visit.

"Hezbollah is a very interesting organization," Brennan told a Washington conference

All the president’s "friends" in Hezbollah… Quatsch! (For readers in Rio Linda: quatsch is German lingo for nonsense.)

Not to put too fine a point on it, but can there be anything more imbecilic than the president ascribing civilization to the assassin beheaders of Iran’s Hezbollah?

Good old PersianKiwi was right. It is no accident that the people of Iran want freedom from these death-making slaveholder mullahs.

Obama knew.

It has been interesting the past year, trying to figure out what the heck is going on in Iran vis-a-vis Osama bin Laden and al Quaeda. The Iran election crisis a year ago brought the attention of many eyes to Iran in a new way, so it might be that the walk to freedom in Iran will also work out eventually to the capture of a major criminal terrorist.

Read more: Obama’s Known of Al-Qaeda Ties with Iran for a Year, but Still No Action

purple V for victory sign

Mullah Omar protecting bin Laden in Helmand?

Kandahar is looking down the barrel of a combined forces counter-insurgency move. Like Fallujah.

Newspaper stories from London speculate about Taliban’s Mullah Omar and his comrades in Quetta, Pakistan being interested in talking peace, viz.

Taliban’s supreme leader signals willingness to talk peace
Stephen Grey in Kandahar
The Sunday Times, April 18, 2010

The supreme leader of the Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has indicated that he and his followers may be willing to hold peace talks with western politicians.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, two of the movement’s senior Islamic scholars have relayed a message from the Quetta shura, the Taliban’s ruling council, that Mullah Omar no longer aims to rule Afghanistan. They said he was prepared to engage in “sincere and honest” talks…

What does it mean?

  1. The reports are true, and the Taliban are ready to become normal political participants.
  2. The reports are false, and the Taliban are using the jaw jaw method to stall for time.
  3. Maybe there is another interpretation.

Perhaps the Taliban are worried about purple fingertips. The intractable Fallujah/Anbar situation resolved into normal political participation. A 2008 review from Fox News:

Last One Turn Out the Lights: Marines Quietly Begin Leaving Bases in Iraqi Cities
Jennifer Griffin
Fox News, Friday, October 17, 2008

But perhaps the biggest sign that the situation has changed for the better for Sunnis living in Anbar: With the help of the Marines and the Iraqi police, nearly 100 percent of the eligible voting population were registered a month ago to vote in upcoming provincial elections.

“They seem to add another political party every day,” Kelly said. “We didn’t have a single security violation of any kind. They’re at least going to give the electoral process a shot … at least going to give democracy a chance.”

The Sunnis, who fueled a large part of Iraq’s insurgency, boycotted the last election for Parliament with only 3 percent of Sunnis participating. Now they feel they have a stake in the government.

In any case, the Taliban talking with powers that be has a protecting effect on Osama bin Laden if he really is in the south of Afghanistan, somewhere between Zahedan, Iran and Quetta, Pakistan, between Kandahar, Afghanistan and Zabol, Iran.

My opinion is (b), since the president has shown ineptitude with Iran’s time-buying nuclear tactics: Jaw jaw with an Oval Office fool until you can nuke Israel, then who cares? Similarly, because the US recently displayed hostility to Hamid Karzai, the Taliban can jaw jaw with the Oval Office fool until they can get a long knife into Karzai’s neck.


Map showing south Afghanistan, including Lashkar Gah and Kandahar, plus outlying cities Zabol and Zahedan, Iran and Quetta, Pakistan.

Obama as Undergrad

Michael Ledeen is on the mark with this analysis. The president is not a psycho to be analyzed by psychoanalysis, but a spoiled Ivy League brat.

Obama as Undergrad.

I don’t think that just putting Obama on the couch is the best way to understand him.

Put him in the classroom instead. Because he’s the stereotypical American undergrad at a stereotypical Ivy League college in the age of political correctness.

I would add that that now, with power and control but no one to fire him, he is like a pinhead professor, whose vicious faculty politics is a road to the nether world paved with naive, foolish Nuclear Posture Reviews and Molotov-like retail events selling Poland down the river to the Sovs.

Zahedan: Iranians train Taliban to use roadside bombs

More connection between perfidious Iranian terror masters in Zahedan and the area of operations in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan.

Iranians train Taliban to use roadside bombs – Times Online.

TALIBAN commanders have revealed that hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iran to kill Nato forces in Afghanistan.

The commanders said they had learnt to mount complex ambushes and lay improvised explosive devices (IEDs), which have been responsible for most of the deaths of British troops in Helmand province…

According to the commanders, Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses during the winter.

They were smuggled across the border to the city of Zahidan, in southeast Iran, an hour’s drive from training camps in the desert…

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)

Zahedan, Iran, with a few other rumored locations for UBL, Zabol, Iran, Quetta, Pakistan, and the Taliban stronghold Kandahar, Afghanistan. (Click for large version.)

Where is bin Laden, and when will the US Marines bag him?

Why is President Obama playing footsie with the terror president in Iran, ignoring those in Yazd and the rest of Iran who seek freedom?

Al-Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Claims American Support

More from Annie Jacobsen on the dancing terror masters over in Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Al-Qaeda-Linked Terrorist Claims American Support.

It should not be too difficult to confirm whether or not the images of Rigi flashed during the press conference match up to the Manas military base.

Good. Trust but verify.

At least Annie Jacobsen is keeping her judgement about who is really talking about what happened to Rigi and who is spouting a myth. My guess, each of the dancing terror masters mentions a bit of truth and a bit of fiction.

Notably silent: the US Marines over in Helmand Province. Cf., Sherlock Holmes’ famous observation concerning the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.

Lashkar Gah, Zahedan and thereabouts: Iran arrests top Sunni militant Abdolmalek Rigi

More action from the Baluchistan area of Afghanistan/Iran/Pakistan. Another Sunni terrorist picked up in Osama bin Laden’s stomping ground. Second quote from UK’s Guardian newspaper looks straight into the center of the interest, Zahedan.

Iran arrests top Sunni militant Abdolmalek Rigi

Abdolmalek Rigi, militant leader of the Jundallah (Soldiers of God) which had claimed a series of attacks against civilians and soldiers in Iran’s southeastern Sistan-Baluchistan Province from bases in Pakistan, was shown by Iranian state TV being led off a small plane by masked police.

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Osama bin Laden, supposedly, has had involvement in this southeast part of Iran, the Sistan-Baluchistan province, a stone’s throw from Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

Iran captures Sunni insurgent leader Abdolmalek Rigi

Mohammad Marzieh, prosecutor of Zahedan, capital of Sistan-Baluchestan, said: “Rigi’s arrest was made through security measures taken for a long period of time. He is now in Iran and will be handed to security and judicial officials.”

US Marine Corps, good hunting! 🙂

From Sarbaz to Lashkar Gah

Where is bin Laden?

He won’t be near the explosions.

And after the phony elections, none of the dictator’s men have used the suicide bomb against the citizens who want freedom in Iran.

Suicide bomber kills 29 in attack on Iran Guards
By Fredrik Dahl and Reza Derakhshi

TEHRAN (Reuters) – A suicide bomber killed six senior Revolutionary Guards commanders and 23 other people on Sunday in one of the boldest attacks on Iran’s most powerful military institution…

Citing a witness, state television said Sunday’s attack occurred when senior Revolutionary Guards officers attending a conference in the southeastern city of Sarbaz went to talk to a group of tribes people making baskets…

Citing authorities and experts, a presenter of English-language Press TV said “the finger of accusation is directly pointed at the Jundollah group,” referring to ethnic Baluch Sunni insurgents who have been blamed for previous attacks in the region.

Jundollah, which claimed responsibility for the bombing of a Shi’ite mosque in May that killed 25 people, says it is fighting for the rights of the Islamic Republic’s minority Sunnis.

Some analysts believe that Jundollah has evolved through shifting alliances with various parties, including the Taliban and Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service, who saw the group as a tool against Iran.

Predominantly Shi’ite Muslim Iran has also linked Jundollah to the Sunni Islamist al Qaeda network…

Iran is still not free.

U.S. Marines are in Helmand Province.

So there are three big questions right now in that part of the world:

  1. Where are the U.S. Marines?
  2. Where is Usama bin Laden?
  3. When will Iran be free?

No wonder the president is taking such a long time to make his play in Afghanistan.

Obama’s French Lesson by Charles Krauthammer

Obama?s French Lesson by Charles Krauthammer on National Review Online
Do the tally. In return for selling out Poland and the Czech Republic by unilaterally abrogating a missile-defense security arrangement that Russia had demanded be abrogated, we get from Russia . . . what?
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Afghans and drugs picked up in bin Laden’s stomping ground

There is news from the western part of Usama bin Laden’s stomping grounds. The US Marines are to the east near Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

Police Seize 236kg of Drugs in Eastern Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Law Enforcement Police seized over 236 kg of opium in daylong operations in the country’s eastern province of Southern Khorassan, a provincial police commander announced on Sunday.

Commander of Nahbandan police forces Gholam Hossein Parsa said that the police anti-drug squad was dispatched to a mission after receiving information about an illicit drug cargo in the province.

The commander noted that Nahbandan police discovered 146.1 kg of opium from a van during a patrolling operation, and also seized 62.4 kg of opium from a truck which was bound for Kerman in central Iran.

Meantime, the police forces seized another 28.2 kg of opium at a checkpoint near Nahbandan.

Parsa also announced that his forces had arrested 48 Afghan nationals for illegal entry into Iran.

I presume that Afghans sneaking into Iran is not unusual these days. Why is it news for the Fars News Agency?

We continue to wait for the US Marines to sweep up Osama bin Laden in their Helmand operations or push him across the border into the Sistan and Baluchistan province of Iran.