Sunday, September 7, 2014

September 6th and 7th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo: Time for government formation is running out!





6th Sep: Photos appear on twitter showing Abu Bakr al Baghdadi as having been killed in a US airstrikes. However, the authenticity of the photos and the news, which the Pentagon has denied, are being questioned:
http://shoebat.com/2014/09/06/examining-photos-killing-isis-caliph-al-baghdadi/ 

However Kurdish Bus news is reporting that he was injured and is being treated near the Syrian Iraqi border:
http://m.basnews.com/en/News/Details/Islamic-State-Leader-al-Baghdadi--Not-Dead-/33223 

Iraqi airstrikes and artillery strikes on hospitals in Kirkuk and Fallujah, details mentioned below, could have been a follow up of news of Baghdadi being injured and needing medical assistance or senior members of Daash. There could have been leads suggesting that he was there. Both bombings have resulted in a high number of civilian casualties. 
6th Sep: The Iraqi Ministry of Defence states that it has targeted a number of senior leaders of Daash in air strikes in Tal Afar district, west of Mosul. 
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Sad Note.. Ode To The Dead (Boko Haram)




Written by Fulan Nasrullah

Sad Note..Ode To The Dead


Yesterday Michika LGA in Adamawa State was completely overrun by insurgent forces who took about five towns including the town of Michika itself, hometown of some of my dearest friends.

All the few women left in the conquered towns are said to have been pressed into sexual service by the conquerors who gathered the few ones unable to flee and then distributed them amongst themselves. Residents from the towns and refugees from other wartorn areas e.g Izge and Damboa who fled to this area for safety have been forced to join the exodus either across the mountainous borders to Cameroon or into the mountains themselves or to not yet conquered towns.
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Expert: NATO Enforcing US Financial, Commercial Power Globally - Adeyinka Makinde




 “NATO is the enforcer of American financial and commercial power” globally, which is the primary reason for the bloc’s expansion, Adeyinka Makinde, a London-based legal lecturer specializing in intelligence and security matters, told Radio VR.


That explains why the US is so eager to co-opt Ukraine, the expert said, warning that Kiev’s fate will be grim. Contrary to what the current Ukrainian authorities think, once the United Stated gets into Ukraine, through NATO or the EU, the country “is going to be plundered and looted”, Makinde stated. As the EU financial package shows,
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Baby Miracle Ibiam Dies



Such sad and heartbreaking news. After two years and three months, Baby Miracle Ibiam has lost his battle to Hydrocephalus. For those who don't remember him, Ndubuisi Nwachukwu Ibiam, known as Baby Miracle was born with Hydrocephalus, which is a defect that affects ability of the brain to clear excess fluids so the fluid accumulates therefore leading to that expansion. We tried to raise money for him back in 2013 here Unfortunately he has passed away. He died on Saturday morning September 6th while in his mother's arms. Baby Miracle was born 28th of June 2012. Guess he's too good for this world. Sleep with the angels little one.

EFCC declares Bauchi gubernatorial aspirant wanted for $500k




 Find the EFCC Press release below

A gubernatorial aspirant in Bauchi State, Abdulahi Usman Adamu, alias Dan China (pictured on the left), has been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The politician cum miner is wanted by the anti-graft agency for allegedly obtaining the sum of $500,000 USD (Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from a Chinese Company, Shengjia International (HK) Limited, by false pretence. The suspect allegedly obtained the sum from the Chinese firm as part payment for the supply of 3000MT of Lead Ore, a contract he failed to execute. Continue...

Saudi Arabia Builds Security Fence Along Border With Iraq




 
Abdullah ibn Abdilaziz, the king of Saudi Arabia, has inaugurated a new multilayered fence along its 560-mile border with Iraq that is part of the larger project aimed at boosting the kingdom’s security and protecting the nation from “infiltrators, drug traffickers, weapon and cattle smugglers”, state news agency SPA reports.


Besides the border fence, the project includes eight command and control centers, 32 rapid response centers, three rapid intervention squads, 78 monitoring towers, 10 monitoring and surveillance vehicles, 1,450,000 meters of fiber optics networks and 50 radars.


In mid-July, it was reported that Saudi Arabia sent additional troops, presumably as many as 30,000, to guard the border against the rapidly advancing ISIS militants and Shia militia from Iraq. However, the kingdom perceived the latter as a bigger threat.

Faleh al-Subai'i, commander of Saudi border guards in the area, even went as far as saying that the radical Sunni group is not important. “It’s a basic terrorist group without any military capability or suchlike. The most important one is the Shi’ite militia, which is organised with planning behind it,” he said, as quoted by AFP.


For his part, Nuri al-Maliki accused Saudi Arabia of not helping Iraq, a country where Shia make up 65 percent of the population, tackle ISIS and supporting other radical Sunni groups.

US Denies Offering Military Assistance to Ukraine: Reports





The United States has not made any offers on military assistance to Ukraine’s government, Reuters quoted a senior US official as saying Sunday.


"No US offer of lethal assistance has been made to Ukraine," the official said.
Earlier on Sunday, advisor to the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Yuri Lutsenko, said that agreements had been reached at the NATO summit in Wales to supply advanced weapons to Ukraine from several countries, including the United States, France, Italy and Poland.
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Poland Denies Possible Weapons Supply to Kiev




Poland’s Ministry of Defense is not going to supply weapons to Ukraine, despite the claims made by a high-profile Ukrainian official, the body’s spokesperson Jacek Sonta told the press. “There (was) no agreement concerning supply of modern arms from Poland to Ukraine at the NATO summit,” Sonta said in a statement sent to information agencies by email Sunday. Also on Sunday, Poland’s Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak wrote in a Tweet that there NATO does not have any arrangements on arming Ukraine. During its latest summit, the bloc has only expressed support and the willingness to cooperate with Kiev, the minister added. Earlier, 
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Asari Dokubo Converted To Islam So That He Could Train With Terrorists In Libya-Prof. David-West




In an interview with SaharaTV, former Minister of Petroleum, Prof. Tam David West called the bluff of his Ijaw kinsmen, saying they deceive President Goodluck Jonathan because they collect money from him. In particular, the professor of virology took on Chief Edwin Kagbodo Clark an Ijaw elder accusing him of taking money from President Jonathan. He threatened to expose, loquacious ex-Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, such that he would not be able to move to other countries, should he dare open his mouth to further insult him because of President Jonathan.

New Poll Shows Supporters of Scottish Independence Take Lead for First Time




The most recent poll to be published Sunday shows for the first time that the majority of Scots favor independence, according to Agence France-Presse. The YouGov poll commissioned by the Sunday Times found 51 percent of voters in Scotland would back independence, compared with 49 percent opposed. The anti-independence campaign has been ahead in opinion polls across the board for a long time with a 22-point lead in YouGov polling just one month ago but its lead has narrowed in recent days. A referendum on whether Scotland should be an independent country will take place on September 18. Scots be asked one question, “Should Scotland be an independent country?” If voters back leaving the UK, Scotland could be independent on March 24, 2016.

Residents of Ukraine’s Mariupol Report Artillery Attack





Residents of the southeastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday reported artillery fire in the eastern part of the city.
For example, shooting was heard in Vostochnyi district of the city. The Azov Battalion, a unit of the National Guard of Ukraine, reported about the renewed fire at its official Facebook page.
Both local self-defense forces and Ukrainian military troops at the scene accused each other of breaching the truce.
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Czech Republic to Supply Iraqi Kurds With $2 Mln Worth Ammunition: Czech Foreign Ministry



The Czech Republic will grant the authorities of Iraq's Kurdistan Region ammunition worth over $2 million, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek said in a televised statement Sunday.

“Right after Iraq’s new government begins its work, which is planned for September 14, I will visit the country for talks on the supply of weapons, the first tranche of which has already been approved by the Czech government. The cost of the first delivery is over 40 million korunas [or $2 million], but it is gratuitous on our part,” Zaoralek said.
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Houthi Rebels in Yemen Block Road to Sana Airport: Reports




Rebels from the Shiite Houthi movement have blocked one of the main roads leading to the international airport in Yemen’s capital Sana, as the country’s government refused to give in to the protesters’ demands, Al Jazeera reported Sunday.


"Today they decided to block one of the main roads that lead to the international airport of Sanaa, which is in an area where most of the government ministries are located, particularly the ministry of interior," an Al Jazeera correspondent said.

"We are also hearing that Houthis are planning to occupy government ministries and to block more main roads in Sanaa to completely cripple the capital," the correspondent added.
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Second Defense Ring to Be Installed Around Mariupol: City Council




A decision has been made at the Mariupol territorial defense headquarters to install a second defense ring around the southeastern Ukrainian city, the Mariupol City Council said Sunday.

“The spots where the second defense ring will be installed in order to protect the city on distant approaches have been determined. Industrial plants and other city services will be working on the implementation of the project. The time frame for the completion of the task, as well as those responsible for it, has been established,” a statement from the City Council said.
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Italy to Supply Body Armor to Ukraine: Reports




Italy is ready to supply Ukraine with military equipment, including body armor, La Repubblica newspaper reported Sunday, citing sources from the Italian Defense Ministry.

Italy is preparing a military aid package which will include non-lethal equipment supplies to Ukraine, such as body armor and helmets, the Italian newspaper writes.
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British Researchers teaming up with Dangote to Release Ebola Vaccine by December





There appears to be a ray of hope in the fight against Ebola. 
Dr. Mike Turner, a British scientist researching Ebola, told Punch that thanks to a partnership between the non-governmental organisation he works with, and Dangote Foundation, an Ebola vaccine could be available as early as December this year.
Turner is Head of Infection at the Wellcome Trust, an NGO in the UK that facilitates medical research.
Speaking on the partnership, he said:

Kiev Forces Violate Ceasefire Agreement in Donbas Region: Donetsk People’s Republic



The situation in Ukraine's Donbas region remains tense as Kiev government forces are violating the ceasefire agreement reached at the meeting of the Contact Group on Ukraine in Minsk, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said Sunday.

“The situation has not changed in any significant way in the course of the day and remains tense. Separate units of the Ukrainian forces, practically not controlled by Kiev, have stepped up provocations with the aim of gaining tactical advantage in a number of areas, as well as sabotaging the agreements reached at the talks of the Contact Group in Minsk,” the DPR headquarters said.
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Ukrainian PM: Kiev to Impose Martial Law in Donbas if Ceasefire Agreement Fails




Ukraine will be forced to impose martial law in Donbas (the country’s southeastern regions), if the ceasefire agreement reached at the Minsk talks on Friday does not yield any positive results, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Sunday.

“If we talk about the ceasefire and the peace talks, when there is a peace plan, a peace plan supported by the EU, a peace plan supported by the US and a peace plan implemented by Russia, understandably, martial law is not necessary, but if this truce ends the same way as the previous truces, and not only in Ukraine, there will be no other way,” – Yatsenyuk said in an interview with the Ukrainian 1+1 TV Channel.
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Medvedev: Energy, Finance Sanctions Against Russia May Provoke 'Asymmetric Response'




New Sanctions against Russia in energy or finance sectors could trigger an assymetric response from Moscow, such as closing its airspace, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev told the Vedomosti newspaper in an interview released Monday. 
“It is they [the West], who should be asked whether there will be new sanctions. But if there are sanctions, linked with energy, [or] further restrictions on our finance sector, we will have to respond asymmetrically. For instance, [with] restrictions in transport area. We act on the premise of friendly relations with our partners, and this is why the sky above Russia is open for flights. But if we are restricted, we will have to answer,” Medvedev added.

Russia’s Ambassador to UN: US Foreign Regime Change Policy Has Detrimental Consequences



The regime change policy that the United States has been conducting in countries it regards as unfavorable has the most detrimental consequences, as seen in Libya and Iraq, according to Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Vitaly Churkin.

“Libya and Iraq are good examples where Americans left basically leaving their work unfinished. They came to change the regime, but if you’re conducting a regime change, prepare a new regime, make sure that this new regime is capable of solving the problems that the country is facing. This confirms the claim that we have made several times, in this room included, that such rough geopolitical engineering, changing regimes without looking into the possible consequences, has the most dire consequences,” Churkin told the Rossiya 1 TV channel Sunday.

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Assembles Legal Team for Divorce Fight





Christ Embassy founder, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome, is finally assembling a team of lawyers for the divorce case instituted by his wife, according to a new report on TheCable.ng

In April, his wife, Anita, had filed for divorce at Central Family Court, High Holborn, London, UK, on the grounds of “unreasonable behaviour” and “adultery” (inappropriate relationships with members of staff). The charismatic pastor strongly denies charges of adultery and has now resolved to engage the services of reputable family lawyers to launch his defence.
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11 Differences Between A Man Who’s Good For The Night And A Man You Should Be With For Life




Let’s be honest… it’s not difficult for women to find sex.
You could literally walk down the street, ask if anyone wants to go to bed with you, and you’ll have several hands go up – if not all. Hell, you’ll probably even have a few women raise their hands as well.
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Lagos Ebola Volunteers Threaten Strike over Lack of Payment





Lots of volunteers at the Infectious Disease Hospital, IDH, of the Yaba Mainland Hospital, Lagos, where patients down with Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, are receiving treatment have threatened to stop reporting for their duty posts over non-payment of these emoluments by the Nigerian government. 
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Terrible: Man shot dead in Enugu state just a day before his wedding





Engr. Uzochukwu Eze, whose wedding was supposed to be yesterday Saturday September 6th, was among the 5 people killed by unknown gun men on Friday September 5th by unknown. Eze was killed at a filling station close to Dhamija Bridge at the Trans-Ekulu area of Enugu State while trying to buy fuel. 4 other people including the manager of the filling station, a pump attendant and another customer buying fuel are said to have lost their lives as the gun men opened fire indiscriminately. Sources say the groom-to-be was trailed to the filling station and before he could get down from his car, the gunmen, suspected to be cultist, opened fire, killing him instantly. Enugu Police said they have commenced investigation into the killing.

"I wasn't hired by Nigerian Govt" - Hostage negotiator Stephen Davis






Australian hostage negotiator Stephen Davis who has been widely referred to as a person hired by the Nigerian government to negotiate with Boko Haram in an endeavor to simply help free the Chibok girls, has allegedly said he wasn't in Nigeria (for four months) at the request of the federal government.

In an interview with Soni Daniel, that has been published on Vanguard today, Stephen allegedly said he was never engaged by the Nigerian government to dialogue with the sect.
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Graphic photo: Bizarre baby born in Benue state




Eye witness living in Benue state submitted this graphic pic of an odd baby born in the state recently. Based on the witness, the child was allegedly born on Friday September 5th in Wanune Local Government Section of the state.  Take a look at what the child seems like following break. *Warning Graphic Content*

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