Wednesday, May 22, 2013

London Beheading Photo 5/23/2013

Of the killer. Disturbing.

London Beheading Attack 5/23/2013

Some disturbing news coming out of Great Britain. A British soldier was beheaded by two crazed men wielding a machete. They were reportedly shouting "Allahu akbar."
Eyewitnesses said the victim, who a local MP said was believed to be a soldier, was hacked to death, with some suggesting his attackers tried to behead him. Unconfirmed reports said they also filmed the attack. UK Home Secretary Theresa May said: "I have been briefed by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner and the Director General of the Security Service. "It has been confirmed to me that a man has been brutally murdered this afternoon in South East London. Two other men were shot by armed police and they are currently receiving treatment for their injuries.
Live coverage from the BBC here.

Ibragim Todashev Information 5/23/2013

Ibragim Todashev, who was being questioned by the FBI in connection to the Boston Marathon bombing, was shot dead. Here's what we know:

Info from Michelle Malkin:

Taramov says Todashev met with FBI agents last night and it was supposed to be their last meeting because he was planning to fly back to Chechnya last night. He says the plane ticket was purchased before the Boston bombings but federal agents strongly advised him not to go home.
“He cancelled the tickets because, the FBI had been like, I don’t know, they’ve been pushing him, you know what I’m saying. They’ve been pushing him they say don’t leave; don’t leave so he decided to stay. But we had a feeling, worst case scenario something like that was going to happen. You know what I mean,” said Taramov.

From Yahoo:

The shooting occurred just after midnight at an apartment complex in Orlando. The agent, along with two Massachusetts State Police troopers, were interviewing Todashev "in connection with the Boston Marathon bombing investigation when a violent confrontation was initiated by the individual," Couvertier said. "An FBI post-shooting incident review team has been dispatched from Washington, D.C., and expected to arrive in Orlando within 24 hours."
The agent, Couvertier added, "sustained non-life threatening injuries."

Monday, May 20, 2013

Plaza Towers and Briarwood Elementary Schools Devastated By Tornado; 24 Children Confirmed Dead

A horrible, horrible day.  From ABC:

The latest – at a glance:
Oklahoma Chief Medical Examiner’s Office tells ABC News at least 10 dead.

Sixty patients admitted to area hospitals – 10 in a critical condition at Ingris Health Southwest.

Two schools badly hit – Briarwood Elementary School and Plaza Towers Elementary School.

Preliminary assessment by National Weather Service puts tornado at EF-4 with winds of up to 200 mph.

Emergency Management Office says tornado cut a 12 mile swath through an area from Newcastle to Moore, Okla.

Oklahoma Tornado Pictures, May 20, 2013

Terrible destruction:
From Reddit
An elementary school