Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The mother should be charged.

"My First Rifle" (click here)
By Bary Alyssa Johnson | First Posted: May 01, 2013 03:58 PM EDT

A mother in southern Kentucky (click here) stepped outside of her home for just a few moments and in that short time her 5-year-old son accidentally shot to death his 2-year-old sister on Tuesday, according to reports.
The victim of the shooting, Caroline Starks, was in her home in Burkesville, KY with her older brother when their mother stepped outside of their home at about 1:00pm on Tuesday. In that short time, Caroline's 5-year-old brother managed to discharge one fatal shot from a rifle he received for his birthday....

...The autopsy revealed that the girl died from a single shot fired by a .22-caliber rifle. White says that the death has been ruled an accident that that no charges will be filed against the victim's brother....

Abetting. Interfering with the investigative measures.

By Associated PressUpdated: Wednesday, May 1, 4:20 PM

...Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev (click here) have been held in jail for more than a week on allegations that they violated their student visas by not regularly going to class at UMass. All three men charged Wednesday began attending UMass with Tsarnaev at the same time in 2011, according to the FBI.
The three were not accused of any involvement in the bombing itself. But in a footnote in the court papers, the FBI said that about a month before the bombing, Tsarnaev told Tazhayakov and Kadyrbayev that he knew how to make a bomb.
If convicted, Kadyrbayev and Tazhayakov could get up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Phillipos faces a maximum of eight years behind bars and a $250,000 fine....

After their criminal trials and whether or not they will serve sentences here or in their homeland, they will be deported. It is unfortunate they had false loyalties even after the fact. I doubt they will receive full sentences.

Azamat Tazhayakov and Dias Kadyrbayev, both 19 and of New Bedford, were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice by plotting to dispose of a laptop computer and a backpack containing fireworks belonging to bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the US attorney’s office said in a statement.

Robel Phillipos, 19, of Cambridge was charged with making false statements to law enforcement officials in a terrorism investigation, prosecutors said. All three were, or had been, students at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where Tsarnaev, 19, was also a student.

I have a suggestion. Before any men at Guantanamo dies, the international community needs to assess responsibility.

I remind the USA will be removing all their troops from Afghanistan in 2014 if not before. The status of 'prisoner' changes when the war has ended. I am not as familiar with these men in order to comment, but, if any were taken in Iraq their status has already changed. If the prisoners are not found guilty of capital crimes of one kind or another they could potentially be released after their POW status ends.

Chronically low blood sugar levels will cause brain damage. That is a form of human rights violation.

There are people in the USA Congress that have sentenced these men to death without humane conditions or trials. 

I strongly suggest the entire circumstance of these men be assessed for responsibility and if they die, the World Court has to begin prosecutions.

The USA Congress had prohibited the movement of any of these individuals by the Executive Branch of the USA to facilitate the outcomes of these men. It is impossible to have a trial of a person unconscious or sick. It is time the global community prepare for holding the people responsible that are playing politics with human lives.

The trials at The Hague can go forward with sufficient evidence in absentia. It would be a viable option in order to stop this hideous practice. Human beings are not political pawns. Some USA legislators don't seem to realize that when they depersonalize a POW to the level of disposable.
New York
March 16, 2013, 4:59 PM
Attorneys (click here) for detainees long-held without charges at the U.S military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, assert that a general hunger strike involving many of the 166 detainees who remain incarcerated there has entered its second month.
But the U.S. military strongly denies that claim, calling it "a fabrication," and instead says only 14 detainees are actively engaged in hunger strikes detrimental to their health.
In a letter of concern sent to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday, a group of 51 detainee attorneys wrote, "at least two dozen men have lost consciousness due to low blood glucose levels." The Pentagon said it was aware of the letter but declined to discuss it....

What was in the darn thing, lead?

The jet appears to have trouble climbing into any kind of air speed. That was the problem it didn't achieve airspeed to carry it's weight. The pilot was struggling with it from the beginning. It didn't have enough air speed. What was that all about?

A jet won't fly without sufficient air under it's wings. This jet simply stopped. The turbines didn't have enough air flowing through them.

The explosion was because the tanks were full. It was anticipating a lengthy flight and/or using a lot of fuel to make it's trip.

...There was no information (click here) late on Monday about whether the plane was carrying cargo or its intended destination. It belonged to National Air Cargo, a military contractor based in Orchard Park, N.Y., outside Buffalo. Military officials said that the cause of the crash was being investigated, but that there had been no enemy activity in the area at the time.

I find it more than interesting that the Pew Poll proves where Americans wage war people become extremist in their religious content.

Global Muslim Survey Finds Support for Sharia, but also Religious Pluralism (click here)

...Pew researcher Jim Bell acknowledged the difficulties of conducting the survey in countries where such topics may be sensitive or have what he called "socially desirable answers."

“It's possible to read into some of the findings that this is obviously a very popular answer to say that sharia should be made the official law of the country," said Bell....

The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society (click here)

...The study took 4 years and covered 39 countries and territories.

Sharia Law should govern the nation:
Afghanistan 99%
Iraq  91%
Pakistan 84%
Azerbaijan 8%

Suicide bombing is sometimes justified:
Afghanistan 39%
Egypt 29%
Palestine Terr. 40%

The study did not research Muslim opinions in Saudi Arabia, Iran (non-Arab), Syria and India because of unsettled conditions in the countries and other reasons....

What is even more interesting to me is the fact the youngest Tsarnaev brother cited the USA wars as a cause for their actions. Given the fact violence seems to push people into extremist views, the idea of propagating more wars in the name of USA national security has to be questioned to it's wisdom.

Hard core martial arts practitioners know alternative methods of battle including poison. Ricin is a poison.

Updated 2:18 am, Wednesday, May 1, 2013

...According to an FBI affidavit (click here) made public Tuesday, agents saw Dutschke the day before Curtis' release hauling items out of his former martial arts studio in Tupelo, Miss.

Tests in the studio and on some of those times, including a dust mask, have tested positive for ricin, the same deadly substance found in the letters sent to Obama, U.S. Roger Wicker and Lee County, Miss., Judge Sadie Holland, the affidavit says.

The affidavit also said numerous documents found in Dutschke's home had printer markings that were similar to ones on the letters and that he had used the Internet to buy castor beans, from which ricin is derived.

Dutschke, 41, was arrested Saturday by FBI agents at his home in Tupelo, and is being held without bond pending a preliminary and detention hearing Thursday in U.S. District Court in Oxford, Miss....

Erin Burnett wanted to know if there is a Libyan government. Yes.

A Libyan woman shows her election-ink marked finger after casting her ballot at a polling station in Benghazi, Libya, July 7, 2012. The election was hailed as a milestone on the path toward democracy after the toppling of Libyan former leader Muammar Gaddafi Photograph: Li Muzi/ Li Muzi/Xinhua Press/Corbis

...Libya is in state of transition (click here) after four decades of dictatorship. I have been visiting the country for more than half that period, including three times during and since the revolution, and it is clear to me that freed of the fear and repression in which they lived under Muammar Gaddafi, ordinary people were largely glad to see the back of him and his family. It will take time before other benefits become apparent....

Prime Minister Ali ZAYDAN (since 14 October 2012) 

Chiefs of State and Cabinet Members of Foreign Governments (click here)
Date of Information: 6/4/2012

 New cabinet approved by the National Congress on 31 October 2012.

Unicameral National Congress (200 seats; 120 individual seats elected from 69 constituencies and 80 party list seats elected from 20 constituencies; member term NA)

There is so much of a government in Libya there are unhappy citizens that are determined to rid the country of any fragments of Gaddafi. For real.

30 April 2013 

...Dozens of armed men (click here) occupied the Libyan Justice Ministry earlier today, according to media reports, forcing ministry staff to leave. Meanwhile, the country’s Foreign Ministry remains under siege for a third day. Protesters have told journalists that they want to push the General National Congress – Libya’s highest legislative authority - to pass a proposed law that would ban Muammar al-Qadhafi-era officials from holding Government posts....

It is sort of an interesting place right now. There are folks running around mad as hell and aren't going to take it many more. They have guns and they throw members of the government out of the buildings. Then they hold the buildings so those now without a job don't come back. I know some Americans similarly armed and in the same mood that wish they could do the same thing. They should enjoy some war tourism in Libya. 

The most interesting part though, Ms. Burnett, is that there aren't folks dying in the thousands on a regular basis.

Kimberly Dozier
AP Intelligence Writer
December 13, 2012

WASHINGTON | U.S. counterterrorism officials (click here) told lawmakers Thursday that uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia is slowing the search for suspects in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11.
Ya, think.
Authorities in the region have not yet arrested many of the suspects the U.S. wants to question about the violent attack on the American compound in Benghazi on Sept. 11, according to two U.S. officials briefed on a private House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday, where counterterrorism, intelligence and law enforcement chiefs disclosed the information to lawmakers.
The U.S. officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to publicly disclose the information, said Egypt has arrested Egyptian Islamic Jihad member Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad for possible links to the attack, but key al-Qaida sympathizers remain free. They added that U.S. requests to go after the suspects unilaterally have also been rebuffed. The arrest was initially reported by The Wall Street Journal....

You know, if I invaded an American compound and killed at will I'd run too.

I realize everyone wants to put every aspect of the world in a box tied up with a bow, but, that isn't realistic, now is it. Unless, of course, the USA wants to spread it's military all over the world and kill at will while looking for a bow big enough.