Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Syria Situation Report: July 16 - 22, 2016

(ISWThe nice people at the Institute for the Study of War have brought out a map which shows the situation inside Syria as of last Friday.

The failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15 will generate significant upheaval in the Syrian Civil War. Turkish President Recep Erdogan will likely direct his attention inward over the coming months in order to purge his domestic rivals and consolidate his power. This distraction will likely disrupt the flow of material, financial, and intelligence support provided to opposition groups by Turkey, enabling short-term military gains by a number of actors including Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The Syrian Kurdish YPG may also exploit this moment in order to take further steps towards the establishment of an autonomous federal region along the Syrian-Turkish Border while Turkey remains incapable of mustering a coherent military response. At the same time, the ongoing political instability threatens the continued ability of the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition to conduct air operations out of Incirlik Airbase in Southern Turkey, presenting a complication to ongoing military efforts that could slow the current momentum against ISIS in Northern Syria. Over the long-term, the ongoing purges will likely allow Erdogan to remove the internal obstacles that prevented him from pursuing deeper intervention into the Syrian Civil War, including the provision of advanced weapons to the opposition or the establishment of a ‘safe zone’ along the border. Erdogan will likely augment these policies with expanded aid to Salafi-Jihadist groups such as Ahrar al-Sham that provide a support network for Al-Qaeda in Syria. The coup thus threatens to fuel the spread of radicalization and regional disorder.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Japan: 19 disabled people murdered by former care worker who believed in euthanasia

(Sagamihara) In February 26-year-old car worker Satoshi Uematsu sent a letter to the speaker of the lower house of Japan’s parliament. In the letter, Uematsu argued that the government should permit euthanasia for disabled people, said he would be willing to carry out such killings himself, and detailed how he would do it.
“I envision a world where a person with multiple disabilities can be euthanised, with an agreement from the guardians, when it is difficult for the person to carry out household and social activities.”
Uematsu’s letter said he could “wipe out a total of 470 disabled individuals” by targeting two facilities for disabled people during the night shift, “when staffing is low”.

The authorities, on being made aware of Mr Uematsu somewhat polarised missive, sacked him from his position as a care worker for disabled people and had him committed to the local looney bin. In March he was deemed to have been healed and was let back into the general population.

Well, last night he crept into the Tsukui Yamayuri En (Tsukui Lily Garden) facility in Sagamihara, south of Tokyo, and murdered 19 disabled people whilst they slept. Afterwards he drove to the local police station and handed himself in.

Somalia: Car bomb attacks on UN offices kill 13

(MOGADISHU) – Two vehicle borne IEDs were detonated outside the offices of the U.N.'s mine clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards.

The Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab issued a statement which said that the suicide attacks were carried out by its idiotic members.

France: Priest has throat slit by 2 jihadists both of whom have been killed by police

(Normandy) 2 knife wielding followers of Allah decided to enter the church in the small French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray and take 5 people (including a priest and two nuns) hostage during a morning mass. Thankfully, a sixth managed to escape and inform the police. On the arrival of the police a hostage situation developed which lasted for just one hour.

The police moved in after the hostage takers emerged on to the courtyard of the church and slit the throat of the 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel which then saw both terrorists taken out, but not before another hostage was seriously injured.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Racist Congressman Hank Johnson (D-Ga), the cretin who once feared Guam could "tip over and capsize", calls Jews "termites"

PHILADELPHIA (WFB) — A Democratic member of the House Armed Services Committee compared Jewish Israeli settlers to termites on Monday while speaking at an event sponsored by an anti-Israel organization that supports boycotts of the Jewish state.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D., Ga.) launched into a tirade against Israel and its policies toward the Palestinians, comparing Jewish people who live in disputed territories to “termites” that destroy homes. Johnson also compared Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a remark that drew vocal agreement from those in the room.