December 28, 2018

Top 10: Bigger migrant caravan set to leave Honduras next month

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator

1. Another, bigger migrant caravan is set to leave from Honduras next month

Another migrant caravan — this one estimated at 15,000 people — is preparing to leave Honduras on Jan. 15, according to migrant rights advocates and Spanish-language media.

“They say they are even bigger and stronger than the last caravan,” said Irma Garrido, a member of the migrant advocacy group Reactiva Tijuana Foundation.

Meanwhile, thousands of Central American migrants from a caravan that left Honduras in October remain stranded at the U.S.-Mexico border and languishing in crowded Tijuana shelters while they wait out a lengthy process to file asylum requests with the United States.

Coordinators who helped direct the migrants on the 2,000-mile trek with bullhorns, arranging for buses and giving advice along the way, have mostly vanished. Many of the migrants say they feel abandoned and unsure where to turn next. Some are ready to return home.

Related: President Trump: U.S. will cut off aid to Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador

2. Algeria deports Syrian refugees to Niger

Rabat – Algeria has deported dozens of Syrian refugees to Niger, saying they entered the country irregularly, reported Syria TV on Wednesday.

Quoting a source, Syria TV said Algeria deported about 50 Syrians, including women and children, to Niger.

The source added that the migrants had been stranded for 85 days due to their irregular status before they were deported. The source also expressed fear that Niger might deport the migrants back to Syria, a conflict zone since 2011.

Several Syrian activists condemned Algeria’s move. The Syrian president of the Syrian Center of Studies and Legal Research, Anwar Al Bounni, wrote on his Facebook in November that dozens of fleeing Syrians “are stuck in an Arab country, Algeria.”

3. Champs-Élysées New Year's Eve bash to go ahead despite “yellow vest” protests

New Year's Eve celebrations on the Champs-Élysées in Paris will go ahead despite plans for another "yellow vest" anti-government protest on the famed avenue, city officials said on Thursday.

Tens of thousands of tourists and locals traditionally ring in the new year on the wide shopping boulevard, which ends with the Arc de Triomphe monument. [...]

On Facebook 7,400 people are listed as planning to attend what it calls a “festive and non-violent event.”

Related: French 'yellow vest' protests planned for Saturday, New Year's Eve

Related: France's ramshackle 'Yellow Vest' protesters have Emmanuel Macron's back against the wall — but they're nervous about replacing him


4. Ambush leaves 10 Burkina Faso police officers dead

“The toll is 10 officers who have lost their lives and three wounded," the ministry said in a statement, adding that a convoy of police from the Toeni region and reinforcements from the Dedougou area were ambushed.

The officers were attacked while heading to the village of Loroni, near the border with Mali, after a school there had been attacked and textbooks torched by armed assailants, a security source told AFP. [...]

Most attacks are attributed to the jihadist group Ansarul Islam, which emerged near the Mali border in December 2016, and to the JNIM (the Group to Support Islam and Muslims), which has sworn allegiance to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.

Those groups are believed to be responsible for more than 255 deaths since 2015.

5. Associate of Charlie Hebdo attackers jailed after seven years on the run

French jihadist Peter Cherif, a close associate of the Charlie Hebdo attackers, was transferred overnight to the Paris prosecutor's office to face new charges and finally begin a five-year prison term handed down in 2011.

The 36-year-old Frenchman fled on the last day of his March 2011 trial in Paris, where he was set to be jailed for five years for fighting with al Qaeda in Iraq. He had been on the run ever since.

He was re-arrested in Djibouti on 16 December and expelled to France, where he was immediately taken into custody and charged upon his arrival at the capital's Charles de Gaulle Airport.

French authorities brought new preliminary charges against him on Thursday, placing him under formal investigation for “terrorist conspiracy.”

Related: Threatened with death, Zineb El Rhazoui responds (VIDEO)

Charlie Hebdo attack survivor, Zineb el Rhazoui, appears on C News to explain her statements about Islam and French secular culture.

6. Police in Malmö to clamp down on New Year's Eve fireworks

Police in Malmö are scaling up their operation at the city’s Möllevången Square this New Year’s Eve, hoping to prevent a repeat of the fireworks mayhem captured in a viral video last year.

There will be extra officers patrolling the square, all equipped with body cameras and spotlights, and footage the square's many security cameras will be observed in real time.

“We are going to make sure that we have sufficient personnel on the scene; there will be a lot more of us about than on a normal Saturday night, you’ll notice it,” Kalle Persson, at the police operations centre for southern Sweden, told The Local.

Video from Jan 2017:

7. Man nabbed for trying to strangle pregnant girlfriend

(ANSA) - Forlì, December 27 - A 29-year-old Moroccan man allegedly took his pregnant girlfriend to an isolated road where he beat her up while accusing her of being unfaithful and injured her with a screwdriver before trying to strangle her, police in Forlì said Thursday after arresting the man.

He held her for several days in a hotel where he allegedly threatened to kill her, they said.

The victim is a 29-year-old Italian of Moroccan origin, police said.

8. Indian court remands 10 suspected suicide attack plotters in custody

[...] Members of the cell, which police said had links to an Islamic State-inspired group, were arrested in raids in Delhi and nearby cities on Wednesday, the National Investigation Agency said.

M.S. Khan, a lawyer representing the accused, told the court they were innocent. The court remanded them in custody for 12 days.

Police earlier brought the suspects to court, amid tight security, with their faces covered.

Additional Sessions Judge Ajay Pandey ordered that proceedings be held in a closed session, with media and public excluded, for security reasons.

9. Revealed: How Iran wages “CYBER TERRORISM” to secretly spy on MILLIONS and incite “CHAOS”

Furious Iranians, making use of cyber technology to disseminate their message, have been part of a popular uprising that erupted in Tehran in December 2017.

But now the theocratic regime - led by Iran’s IRGC and the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) - is using “cyber attacks” to suppress its people, the Iranian Resistance document seen by claims.

It explains: “Millions of Iranians have access to the internet and more than 48 million own smartphones.” [...]

“The continuous cyber resistance by the public has driven the regime to route internet traffic through one of the state-controlled systems, making it very difficult for any subscriber to evade state-sponsored cyber repression.”

The ominous paper argues the Iranian regime is among very few governments in the world where “its testbed of cyber attacks and strategies is its own citizens.”

It contends this approach is “in line with Tehran’s longstanding worldview of instilling fear and repression at home, while promoting terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism and chaos abroad.”

10. German charged over death of “slave” under IS rule in Iraq

German prosecutors have indicted a woman alleged to have belonged to the Islamic State group's “morality police” in Iraq and to have let a small girl she and her husband held as a slave die of thirst. [...]

Federal prosecutors said Friday W. patrolled parks in Fallujah and Mosul in 2015, ensuring women adhered to IS dress and behavior codes.

They said she and her husband bought a 5-year-old girl as a slave. The husband left the girl chained outdoors as punishment for wetting her mattress. W. allegedly did nothing to prevent her dying.

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commented 2019-01-01 17:48:31 -0500
Sheldon Eisler,
Thank you. Well said.
Canadians dig their own graves each second they do nothing and remain apathetic/willfully ignorant.
The only things Canadian seem to identify being “patriotic” with are canadian tomatoes in their ketchup, canadian beef in their fast food burgers and hockey!
commented 2018-12-30 23:43:13 -0500
commented 2018-12-30 23:35:11 -0500
Sheldon—-If he had too many wobbly pops, I hope he doesn’t load his 16ga shotgun.
commented 2018-12-30 17:52:31 -0500
Somebody had too many wobbly pops!!
commented 2018-12-30 12:04:37 -0500
Andy Neimers—Were you talking about FGM with another Ron? I don’t see the connection with that and Peterson.
commented 2018-12-30 03:24:59 -0500
Ron… I would no more accept “genital mutilation” on my granddaughter – Calgary – or my granddaughter to be in the coming year – Perth, Australia in mid February – and any little Muzzie “clit cutting” shit that stands before me, better be as adept as I am with a shotgun as I have been since I was a teenager…
commented 2018-12-30 01:33:25 -0500
Andy Neimers, " I am “Christian” in my soul but not maybe in my daily practices.. "
I’m in the same boat.
Jordon Peterson says he behaves like he believes, but he seemed to say that he is some day going DEEP into the subject and hopes he comes to a conclusion without doubt. (either way) I don’t know how his Business would survive if he came out and said either: " There is a God," or “There is no God .”
Although this is not a popular subject on this site, I might believe Peterson over this so-called Pope.
commented 2018-12-30 01:09:13 -0500
That’s right Ron.. It has eerie overtones of some European governments hoping the blatantly “anti-Christian poop” washing ashore on their shores, will just move on to find refugee in more “accommodating” i.e “naive” countries further down the line… I am “Christian” in my soul but not maybe in my daily practices.. My fault.. But I will indeed be “damned” if I am going to permit the faith of my fathers to be eradicated from the face of the earth!…
commented 2018-12-29 22:52:17 -0500
Andy Neimers—-I also see a big problem festering as this new Mexican President doesn’t seem to be getting involved with what’s left of the first Caravan, who are squatting outside of Tijuana. Perhaps he is trying to figure out the gender equity
in his new cabinet.
I guess we will see what he is made of this coming week as the problems aren’t going away; they are beginning to snowball.
commented 2018-12-29 22:21:33 -0500
I agree Jill,I think all our protesting is about as useless as a fart in the wind,and if people are waiting for the election to come around,I think they are letting time slip away that election will be rigged right from the get go and I would be shocked if Trudy the Fem didn’t get re-elected. We are fighting Globalists do you think going to a protest and shouting is going to do anything-Not!! Just lay your heads back down Canadians and fall back into your deadly slumber.
commented 2018-12-29 20:57:33 -0500
well canuks, since mohammad signed the migrant deal giving full control over canukistan, the borders, our money and us, we are on the hook for them all with free housing, the gold plated health /dental/eye care, monthy tax free cheques which will have them investing and returning to the lands from which they claim ‘refugee’ umpteen times per year and we canuks being the new slaves for them all.
You voted for it, continued to do nothing to stop it and willingly continued to pay for it via taxation even though mohammad trudeau made canada A NON NATION two years ago when he REMOVED OUR BORDERS AND ALL LAWS/CONTROL OVER THEM- ADD THIS TO THE FACT WE NO LONGER HAVE A VIABLE MILITARY AND THIS ALL MEANS ONE THING: CANADA IS NOT A NATION ANYMORE!!
but keep on paying all the bills while these lawless invaders continue to invade, conquer and slaughter us as you all deserve everything you voted and paid for!
NO ONE IS COMING TO SAVE YOUR SORRY ASSES so you are all on your own! Good luck!
commented 2018-12-29 19:44:45 -0500
Ron Joseph – That’s the point isn’t it?… We know the Guatemalans won’t stop any “caravan” crossing their territory so it is up to Mexico to show if they have any national integrity left after electing their new government… Time for Mexicans to “poop or get off the pot” when dealing with the United States… Until I see some vestige of that, it’s “business as usual” – a lot of platitudes but essentially passing the buck on any responsibility as a nation…
commented 2018-12-29 19:28:53 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,527 Attacks, 236,231 Killed, 315,531 Injured that we know of
commented 2018-12-29 15:56:56 -0500
These poor people are pawns for the UN globalists. They promise them America, but their actual destination is Canada!
commented 2018-12-29 14:46:50 -0500
Don’t worry people Trudy the Fem will do everything in his power and our taxpayer money to make sure these fakeugees get here.Why you ask -cuz the UN said so!! “Diversity is our strength” Hopefully Trudy gets hit by a bus.
commented 2018-12-29 13:57:31 -0500
Glen Craig—-I’m sure that Mexico and the US would concur with your idea of a Barricade across the Darien Gap. Mexico would realize that if the US builds an effective barricade, the invaders will stay in Mexico, which is better place than their home where they have to eat their pets.

Keith Barnes says that President Trump follows him on his Social Media; so maybe Keith will relay your idea to the President.
commented 2018-12-29 13:00:45 -0500
More and more I am thinking that the wall is the wrong solution…..Trump should invade and annex everything down to the Darien Gap…..a physical barricade could be made across the Darien Gap (the narrowest point between North and South America) with an army brigade’s allotment of barbed wire and the natural impassibility of the swamp itself.

If they are all going to end up in the USA anyway why not grant them anschluss.
commented 2018-12-29 11:15:58 -0500
Al Peterson said," Isn’t packing people into useless space called a gulag? (Not a bad idea for our returning ISIS heroes.) "
Various Gov’ts in BC have implemented studies over the years and they concur that only 5% of the Province is livable land; for example living in most of BC mountains would be equal to 9 or 10 months Winter.

Canada is like Australia, looks like millions could move in, but unfortunately they end up in dozens of 3rd world ghettos in a Toronto suburb.

Axworthy’s useless space is exactly what it says, people can’t make a living in these areas. But then Axworthy and Trudeau don’t expect their 3rd world Migrants to work anyway, as old stock Canadians will pay the bills, as usual.
commented 2018-12-29 08:32:59 -0500
If Axworthy fills up the “use less space” won’t the enviroment minister, McKenna, get cranky? If the space is useless why do they worry about the oilsands making a mess? What will these people do and live on in the “useless space”? Isn’t packing people into useless space called a gulag? (Not a bad idea for our returning ISIS heroes.)

So it turns out the only “useless space” is that which exists between Axworthy’s ears.
commented 2018-12-29 08:28:09 -0500
Indeed, Space Moose. What you subsidize, you encourage.
commented 2018-12-29 02:06:31 -0500
Another caravan? Now who didn’t see that one coming?
commented 2018-12-28 23:42:43 -0500
No. 1 This huge Caravan has to get into Mexico first, and the Mexicans aren’t too happy about being stuck with a large part of the 1st Caravan. They can’t afford this burden and the mess that the Migrates leave behind.

Mexico has to make a" live or die stand" at their Southern Border. The US would be willing to help out by lending Water Bombers, Water Cannon Trucks and rifles that shoot rubber bullets.
There may be injuries, however the Mexican’s have no choice when Freeloaders are storming your Border.
commented 2018-12-28 22:57:58 -0500
Axeworthy is a simplistic ass orifice. He has no idea of what it would take to try to locate these people to the underpopulated parts of this vast barren and frozen country. He is an idiot!

Trump build that wall, QUICK!

A country that cannot control its borders is no country at all. Stop this madness. This is as much an invasion as any out right attack.
Get a grip bleeding hearts.
commented 2018-12-28 22:13:30 -0500
#1-Geez why doesn’t the big Fem in Ottawa send some planes and pick up these migrants and save them a lot of trouble,after all Axeworthy said “we have so much space” so let’s fill it with useless shit!!