Terrorist attack – Capperi http://capperi.net/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:05:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://capperi.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-01T215521.666-150x150.png Terrorist attack – Capperi http://capperi.net/ 32 32 Misinformation is a threat and affects New Zealand, says Jacinda Ardern ahead of NATO speech https://capperi.net/misinformation-is-a-threat-and-affects-new-zealand-says-jacinda-ardern-ahead-of-nato-speech/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 19:05:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/misinformation-is-a-threat-and-affects-new-zealand-says-jacinda-ardern-ahead-of-nato-speech/ As NATO member states finalize their strategy to address security risks in their region, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has stressed the importance of fiction disguised as reality – an issue she sees as a major threat for the safety. Ardern is in Madrid, Spain, for the NATO Leaders’ Summit, where member states will release their […]]]>

As NATO member states finalize their strategy to address security risks in their region, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has stressed the importance of fiction disguised as reality – an issue she sees as a major threat for the safety.

Ardern is in Madrid, Spain, for the NATO Leaders’ Summit, where member states will release their 10-year predictions of security threats and how they should be addressed.

NATO is above all a military alliance between North America and a selection of European countries. New Zealand is not a member but has been invited to attend and speak at the summit as one of its Pacific allies, and Ardern will address leaders on Wednesday local time.

With European leaders in town, Ardern spent Tuesday chatting with the Spanish and French presidents. The topic of online misinformation was reportedly raised at both meetings.

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She also spoke at a conference, co-hosted by IE International University and the US State Department, on the risks disinformation poses to peace and security.

Ardern said misinformation, often stemming from propaganda from foreign actors such as Russia, harms New Zealand’s social cohesion and has been proven to fuel terrorism.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks with Emmanuel Macron, President of France, during a meeting at the NATO Leaders' Summit in Madrid, Spain.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks with Emmanuel Macron, President of France, during a meeting at the NATO Leaders’ Summit in Madrid, Spain.

She described it as a threat that could fuel anything from war and terrorism to public health risks.

The response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the riot on the grounds of Parliament in Wellington and the March 15 terror attack were all expressions of disinformation, she said.

Russian propaganda about the war in Ukraine was spreading beyond its borders, she said, showing how false information could be used to fuel the war.

After the March 15 terror attack, Ardern launched the Christchurch Call with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Christchurch Call is a commitment by governments and tech giants to eliminate the dissemination of terrorist and violent extremist content online.

Ardern said the next focus of the Christchurch call is to analyze how algorithms on social media and search platforms contribute to the radicalization of users and the spread of misinformation.

Its first objective had been to establish a crisis protocol for technology companies, when terrorist and other traumatic events were propagated or broadcast online.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the fight against misinformation in meetings with other heads of state and at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke about the fight against misinformation in meetings with other heads of state and at a conference in Madrid, Spain.

Speaking at the Tech 4 Democracy conference in Madrid, Ardern quoted former German Chancellor Angela Merkel as saying, “Before, you would hear about an issue on the news and the next day you would go discuss it in a water cooler.

“Now you hear something or read something on the internet, and at the water cooler you have a debate about whether it was real or not.

“If people are fiercely of the opinion that fiction is fact or fact is fiction, it is incredibly difficult as leaders to achieve consensus in this environment.

“So I see that as a starting point for how to deal with polarization.”

Ardern referred to this year’s riot on the grounds of Parliament and the three-week occupation that led to it as one of the greatest examples of polarization in New Zealand, saying misinformation had gathered hundreds of protesters.

She said this misinformation appeared to be well organized and often part of a concerted information war.

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“Recent research, for example, from Microsoft revealed a sudden and pronounced increase in consumption of Russian misinformation by New Zealanders, which increased by 30% compared to our Australian or American neighbors after December 2021,” says- she.

“I can’t tell you yet why this is happening. But I can tell you that it is important that this is the case.

Ardern said digital platforms need to make sure people are heard, but they should also protect people from harmful content.

The tech giants couldn’t ignore their responsibility, she said. “It’s just not enough to say ‘we are the postmen’ and not the publisher.”

After his speech at the conference, Ardern met with Macron. She said she wanted to discuss the Christchurch appeal with him and had also discussed it with Spanish President Pedro Sánchez earlier on Tuesday.

She said New Zealand was in a position, alongside France and Spain, to lead the world in downplaying the use of digital technology as a weapon of disinformation.

Ardern is due to speak at the NATO leaders’ summit on Wednesday (local time), before leaving Spain for free trade talks with EU leaders in Brussels, Belgium.

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Shehbaz Sharif blames Imran Khan for rising terror incidents in Pak: Report | world news https://capperi.net/shehbaz-sharif-blames-imran-khan-for-rising-terror-incidents-in-pak-report-world-news/ Mon, 27 Jun 2022 02:21:49 +0000 https://capperi.net/shehbaz-sharif-blames-imran-khan-for-rising-terror-incidents-in-pak-report-world-news/ Pakistan was placed on the gray list – the list of countries under enhanced surveillance – in June 2018. Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitré | Edited by Swati Bhasin Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday criticized the country’s former government – led by Imran Khan – for its failure to implement the National Action […]]]>

Pakistan was placed on the gray list – the list of countries under enhanced surveillance – in June 2018.

Written by Manjiri Sachin Chitré | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday criticized the country’s former government – led by Imran Khan – for its failure to implement the National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism. Slamming Khan, the Pakistani Prime Minister – in a meeting – is said to have referred to the increase in terrorism-related incidents over the past four years, against the backdrop of a 56% increase in the number of terrorist attacks in 2021.

“We will continue our fight until the complete eradication of terrorism. We will not compromise on Pakistan’s security and defence,” the Pakistani PM was quoted as saying by the local daily. The Express Grandstand. Sharif also assured that “the role of the provinces in the action plan will be reinstated” as it “did not exist for the past four years”, the ANI news agency reported.

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After an attack on a public army school in 2014 that killed 149 people, including at least 132 children, a national consensus has emerged to crack down on terrorists through a concerted national effort in Pakistan. In this context, a 20-point NAP to combat terrorism and extremism has been drawn up by the Ministry of the Interior. The NAP had a list of details for the country’s counter-terrorism campaign – those which Sharif said were ignored by Imran Khan.

Terrorists carried out 294 attacks, killing 388 people and injuring 606 in 2021, ANI reported citing a report by the Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS). He further indicated that Balochistan was the most turbulent province in 2021, where 170 deaths were recorded in 103 terrorist attacks. While Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa witnessed 162 attacks which killed 180 people, 15 terrorist attacks were recorded in Sindh which claimed 23 lives. In Punjab, 10 terrorist attacks killed at least 10 people in 2021 according to the data.

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This comes as the global watchdog FATF (Financial Action Task Force) is set to carry out an on-site visit to see if the measures taken by Islamabad to combat terrorist financing are “sustainable and irreversible “. Last week, the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog failed to immediately remove Pakistan from its “grey list”. “Pakistan is not removed from the gray list today. It will be removed if the on-site visit concludes that its actions are sustainable,” FATF Chairman Marcus Pleyer said. Pleyer further said that an on-site inspection would be carried out before October.

Pakistan was placed on the gray list – the list of countries under enhanced surveillance – in June 2018.

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2 dead and 10 injured in suspected terrorism-related attack https://capperi.net/2-dead-and-10-injured-in-suspected-terrorism-related-attack/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 09:26:44 +0000 https://capperi.net/2-dead-and-10-injured-in-suspected-terrorism-related-attack/ A filming in a Norwegian nightclub and nearby streets that left two people dead and 10 injured on Saturday night are being investigated as a possible terror attack, Norwegian police said. A Norwegian citizen opened fire at London Pub, a local LQBTQ+ bar in Oslo, just hours before the start of the Oslo Pride Parade. […]]]>

A filming in a Norwegian nightclub and nearby streets that left two people dead and 10 injured on Saturday night are being investigated as a possible terror attack, Norwegian police said.

A Norwegian citizen opened fire at London Pub, a local LQBTQ+ bar in Oslo, just hours before the start of the Oslo Pride Parade. Police said the suspected shooter, a 42-year-old man from Iran, was arrested after opening fire at three locations.

Barstad said the motive for the shooting was not immediately apparent and it was unclear whether the shooting had anything to do with the Pride Parade, according to The Guardian.

“The police are in contact with the organizers of the Pride event this Saturday,” Barstad said, according to The Guardian. “There will be an ongoing assessment of what steps the police should take to protect this event and whether this incident has a connection to Pride.”

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Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre shared his feelings on his Facebook page, calling the attack “a terrible and deeply shocking attack on innocent people”.

The suspect was considered the sole perpetrator of the crime. Two guns were seized, including a handgun and an automatic weapon.

Norwegian journalist Olav Roenneberg recalled witnessing the shooting, saying he saw a man arrive with a bag who then started shooting.

“At first I thought it was an air gun. Then the window of the bar next door was smashed and I realized I had to take cover,” he told Norwegian public broadcaster NRK.

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Christian Bredeli was also at the bar when the shooting took place, telling Norwegian newspaper VG he was stuck on the fourth floor with a group of around 10 people until they were given the green light to leave.

“On the way out we saw several injured people, so we understood that something serious had happened,” Bredeli said.

All Pride events for the rest of the day have been canceled by police order.

“Oslo Pride therefore urges anyone who had planned to participate in or watch the parade not to show up. All Oslo Prides related events are cancelled,” organizers wrote on the event’s official Facebook page.

Norway has previously experienced a 2011 murderous mass murderwhere a gunman killed 69 people on Utoya Island after detonating a bomb in Oslo, killing 8 more people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Khatibzadeh condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Mali https://capperi.net/khatibzadeh-condemns-deadly-terrorist-attacks-in-mali/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 16:36:03 +0000 https://capperi.net/khatibzadeh-condemns-deadly-terrorist-attacks-in-mali/ TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday expressed deep regret over the deaths of a number of Malian nationals and civilians in terrorist attacks in the city of Diallassagou, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. foreign. Khatibzadeh condemned the act of terrorism and sympathized with the government and people of Mali as well as the […]]]>

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Tuesday expressed deep regret over the deaths of a number of Malian nationals and civilians in terrorist attacks in the city of Diallassagou, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said. foreign.

Khatibzadeh condemned the act of terrorism and sympathized with the government and people of Mali as well as the families who lost their loved ones in the terrorist acts.

The government of the Republic of Mali in West Africa confirmed on Monday that as many as 132 civilians were killed in recent terrorist attacks in the country, according to opindia.com.
Authorities say the killings took place when numerous villages in the Bankass area of ​​Mali’s central Mopti region were attacked on Saturday and Sunday. The attacks were carried out by terrorists belonging to the Katiba Macina armed group affiliated with the dreaded Al-Qaeda terrorist group.
Earlier, Khatibzadeh also expressed his condolences for another terror attack in Ethiopia.

He expressed deep condolences and regret for the death of a number of Ethiopians in an attack by armed insurgents in Oromia region.

He strongly condemned the terrorist attack and expressed his sympathy to the Ethiopian government, people and survivors.

It should be noted that at least 260 people were killed and hundreds more were injured in the attack by the armed groups in the Oromia region of western Ethiopia. The massacre marked one of the bloodiest days in Ethiopia. Residents who survived the attack reported that the attackers massacred people and buried their bodies in mass graves.

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Terrorist Jaish who killed cop among 4 shot dead at J&K | Latest India News https://capperi.net/terrorist-jaish-who-killed-cop-among-4-shot-dead-at-jk-latest-india-news/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:46:57 +0000 https://capperi.net/terrorist-jaish-who-killed-cop-among-4-shot-dead-at-jk-latest-india-news/ Two terrorists – including one from Jaish-e-Mohammed, responsible for the murder of a cop – were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir during an encounter on Tuesday. The meeting took place in a village in Pulwama district. “Terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammed Majid Nazir, killer of SI Farooq Mir was neutralized during the Pulwama encounter,” said Vijay Kumar, […]]]>

Two terrorists – including one from Jaish-e-Mohammed, responsible for the murder of a cop – were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir during an encounter on Tuesday. The meeting took place in a village in Pulwama district. “Terrorist Jaish-e-Mohammed Majid Nazir, killer of SI Farooq Mir was neutralized during the Pulwama encounter,” said Vijay Kumar, Inspector General of Police, as quoted by ANI news agency. The other terrorist has not yet been identified.

On June 18, a police sub-inspector was killed in a terrorist attack. The bullet-riddled body of the officer – Farooq Ahmad Mir – was found in the paddy field near his home in Samboora village, south Kashmir. The killing came amid a series of attacks on police officers in different parts of the Kashmir Valley this year. So far, eight staff members have been killed. Most of them were killed near their homes when they were unarmed, according to reports.

Meanwhile, a separate encounter took place in Tulibal area of ​​Sopore district where two terrorists were shot dead.

Earlier on Monday, Kumar said seven terrorists – including three Pakistanis – had been killed in clashes with security forces in the valley. Security forces are on high alert following several incidents of targeted killings in the valley.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who was on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir last week, urged people not to allow “hostile forces to break the social fabric” and noted that the electoral process should start in the coming months.

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Wife of Sikh man killed in Gurdwara attack in Kabul https://capperi.net/wife-of-sikh-man-killed-in-gurdwara-attack-in-kabul/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 16:25:05 +0000 https://capperi.net/wife-of-sikh-man-killed-in-gurdwara-attack-in-kabul/ The wife of the Sikh man killed in the attack on the Sikh gurdwara in Kabul, Afghanistan has said he would not have died if the Indian government had granted him a visa in a timely manner. Sawinder Singh was killed along with a Taliban militant in an attack on Gurudwara Karte Parwan on Saturday. […]]]>

The wife of the Sikh man killed in the attack on the Sikh gurdwara in Kabul, Afghanistan has said he would not have died if the Indian government had granted him a visa in a timely manner.

Sawinder Singh was killed along with a Taliban militant in an attack on Gurudwara Karte Parwan on Saturday. Kabul no longer felt at home after the Taliban took control of the Afghan capital last year. He ran a small “paan” shop there, lived in a gurudwara, but always wanted to come to Delhi where his family lives.

He had applied for an electronic visa. It was approved on Sunday. But the fear that had gripped his wife for months had crashed into reality the day before. The sexagenarian would never be at home!

“He had been trying to get a visa since the Taliban took over Afghanistan,” said Pal Kaur, Singh’s wife, recounting how she feared for her husband after the Taliban stormed the capital l ‘last year. She added: “If he had gotten his visa in time, he wouldn’t have died this brutal death.”

Multiple explosions tore through Gurdwara Karte Parwan in Kabul’s Bagh-e Bala neighborhood on Saturday, as Afghan security forces thwarted a bigger tragedy by preventing an explosive-laden vehicle from reaching the community’s place of worship minority.

“We wanted him back as soon as possible. He was ready to sell his shop and move here permanently, but the visa clearance never arrived and we lost him. Over the last few months, I’ve only lived with this fear,” Kaur told PTI. in the family home of Tilak Nagar in Delhi.

The gurdwara was home to at least 150 Sikhs, who have been staying there since the fall of Ashraf Ghani’s government last August. Singh was also a granthi there. A granthi is a ceremonial reader of the Guru Granth Sahib.

The ISIS terror group claimed responsibility for the deadly terror attack. He called the attack “an act of support” for the Prophet. A day after the attack, India approved electronic visas for more than 100 Sikhs and Hindus living in Afghanistan.

Puneet Singh Chandhok, chairman of the India World Forum which coordinates with the Indian government the evacuation of Sikhs from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, said he called on the government to grant visas to more than 150 Sikhs who have been staying there since the fall of Ashraf Ghani’s government.

He said: “Singh is also among 109 people whose visas have been approved, but it came too late for him.

“I have written to the government and if we had acted quickly we could have saved him. The government should make immediate efforts to save those who are desperately waiting to return.”

Since the Taliban took power in August last year, Afghanistan has been the scene of continuous attacks by the rival Sunni Muslim militant group Islamic State.

(With PTI inputs)

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Let’s learn from the recent past to secure our future – The Daily Gazette https://capperi.net/lets-learn-from-the-recent-past-to-secure-our-future-the-daily-gazette/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 23:47:33 +0000 https://capperi.net/lets-learn-from-the-recent-past-to-secure-our-future-the-daily-gazette/ By Dr. Roger H. HullFor The Daily Gazette George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” The events of the past few months are irrefutable proof of the validity of his words. From Washington to Moscow, from Buffalo and Uvalde to Kyiv, this year has given us repeated […]]]>

By Dr. Roger H. Hull
For The Daily Gazette

George Santayana said, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”

The events of the past few months are irrefutable proof of the validity of his words.

From Washington to Moscow, from Buffalo and Uvalde to Kyiv, this year has given us repeated examples of history repeating itself.

Each example is, of course, separable, but the examples are obviously not separate.

Accusations have emerged that a sitting member of Congress conducted tours of the Capitol for insurgents to conduct reconnaissance the day before the Jan. 6 assault on Congress.

If accurate (accuracy to date unconfirmed), this would constitute a seditious plot to nullify the results of an election.

Of course, the danger is less what happened on January 6, horrible as the events of that day were.

The real danger is how the assault provides a blueprint for future insurrection attempts.

Democracy is under attack and, again this fall, at the ballot box.

If our democracy is to continue, the Democrats must learn to fight, not among themselves (which they do very well), but with those who, while accepting the election results for themselves, claim that the races in which others were on the same ballot were somehow “stolen.”

So much for the logic.

Logic was also dropped in Moscow.

Vladimir Putin, emboldened by the West’s inability to confront him for his invasion of Chechnya, Georgia, Syria or, in 2014, Ukraine, attacked Ukraine again.

To justify his actions, Putin casually claimed that Ukrainians were Nazis, and he had to confront them.

Instead, it was Putin’s actions that were Hitlerian.

From the cocoon Putin wrapped himself in for the past two years (as Hitler did during the final years of World War II) to his sending captured Ukrainians to camps in Russia to his leveling of cities in Ukraine, Putin turned out to be Hitler redux and, once again, an international terrorist.

However, we do not need to look abroad to find terrorists.

In Buffalo and Uvalde (among dozens of other cities), we have them.

Although the FBI says domestic terrorists are this country’s greatest threat, Republicans, long united against terrorists internationally, have, paradoxically, been equally opposed to labeling domestic terrorists for what they actually are.

Republicans, too, have united against legislation that could address domestic terror attacks.

While arguments can be made against some gun proposals from Newtown and Parkland, how can any reasonable person find background checks, red flag laws, and assault weapon bans objectionable?

No other nation in the world has experienced even a tiny fraction of our mass murder, and as a result of terrorist attacks, those nations have changed their laws.

Why not the United States?

Yet it is in Ukraine, a country raped by Nazi Germany and attacked by Putin in his best Hitler impersonation, that Santayana’s words resonate most clearly.

After seeing what the Russian Nazis did in 2014, and after being initially skeptical of US intelligence reports warning of a Russian invasion, Ukraine finally woke up and, to this day, blunted the invasion.

Led by a young president who rose to the challenge of leadership, Ukraine, with enormous financial, humanitarian and military support from the United States, Europe and most democratic countries, showed the world how to fight to preserve its democracy. .

Are we in the United States going to call upon the strength of the gut to defend our democracy?

And will Democrats conclude, despite incredibly important issues they could focus on in 2022 and 2024 (gun safety, voting rights, and women’s rights, among others), nothing is more crucial than protecting of our democracy?

After all, if democracy fails, these questions will never see the light of day.

The jury is clearly still out.

Dr. Roger H. Hull of Schenectady is President Emeritus of Union College and President of the Help Yourself Win Foundation.

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Pakistani bank wins terrorism financing case in New York court https://capperi.net/pakistani-bank-wins-terrorism-financing-case-in-new-york-court/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:49:00 +0000 https://capperi.net/pakistani-bank-wins-terrorism-financing-case-in-new-york-court/ ISLAMABAD – In what is being described as a huge success, Pakistan has won the terrorism financing case filed against the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in federal court in New York. The decision not only saved Pakistan from a multibillion-dollar sanction, but also improved the South Asian country’s terrorist financing credentials in the ongoing […]]]>

ISLAMABAD – In what is being described as a huge success, Pakistan has won the terrorism financing case filed against the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) in federal court in New York.

The decision not only saved Pakistan from a multibillion-dollar sanction, but also improved the South Asian country’s terrorist financing credentials in the ongoing plenary meeting of the Group of Financial Action (FATA), which put Pakistan on its gray list. in 2018.

The case was filed against the state bank by the families of nine US soldiers who were killed in a terrorist attack on a US military base in Afghanistan.

The petitioners alleged that the NBP facilitated the transfer of money from New York to Swat which was allegedly used to launch the attack. They had closed the case based on a report prepared by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to the Attorney General’s office, the funds were transferred by a Pakistani national Saeed Khan from the United States to his hometown in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The money was allegedly used in the attack on US soldiers in Afghanistan.

The American families were demanding billions of dollars in damages from the Pakistani bank.

The US court on Tuesday announced the verdict in favor of Pakistan after hearing the case for nearly two years.

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Burkinabés shaken by deadliest jihadist attack since army takeover https://capperi.net/burkinabes-shaken-by-deadliest-jihadist-attack-since-army-takeover/ Tue, 14 Jun 2022 14:08:59 +0000 https://capperi.net/burkinabes-shaken-by-deadliest-jihadist-attack-since-army-takeover/ A dark mood reigns throughout Burkina Faso where a new jihadist attack this weekend in the north left at least 79 people dead. Following the bloodshed, the government began three days of mourning on Monday. The West African nation familiar with news like this is shaken. “At the beginning, we had hope, we believed that […]]]>

A dark mood reigns throughout Burkina Faso where a new jihadist attack this weekend in the north left at least 79 people dead.

Following the bloodshed, the government began three days of mourning on Monday. The West African nation familiar with news like this is shaken.

“At the beginning, we had hope, we believed that as it was a military body, it (Lieutenant-Colonel Paul-Henri Sandaogo Damiba, editor’s note) was going to change the situation, save us from terrorist attacks, but now we don’t have any more I don’t know at all where we are, we don’t know if he’s working on it or if he’s fallen asleep… I don’t know but it’s too slow, …. “ Oumar Zoungrana, a driver based in Ouagadougou told our correspondent.

“They (the new government after the military took power in January, editor’s note) said they were coming to fight terrorism. We are still waiting. It’s not a question of trust, they have to be the height, that they prove to us that they took up arms for good reasons.” said cultural administrator Mahamoudou Nacanabo.

The attack is the deadliest since the army took power in January due to frustration at the inability to stem the insurgency. If people once thought the dark days of large-scale jihadist attacks were long gone, the latest is a reminder that the threat is still present and brutal. Dieudonné Zoungrana is the editor of the daily ‘Aujourd’hui au Faso’.

“People applauded (the military coup, editor’s note) because people said to themselves ‘that’s it, those who are committed to the task, to the fight against terrorism, have taken power’, so they thought they were going to end it, but four and a month and a half later, alas, the population is disillusioned because the future is still not looking good and today we have the impression that the hydra is gaining even more ground.” said Zoungrana.

Nearly 5,000 people have died in the past two years in Burkina Faso due to violence blamed on Islamist extremists.

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Key moments from the January 6 committee riot video | News, Sports, Jobs https://capperi.net/key-moments-from-the-january-6-committee-riot-video-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 05:43:47 +0000 https://capperi.net/key-moments-from-the-january-6-committee-riot-video-news-sports-jobs/ FILE – The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 9 2022. The centerpiece of Thursday night’s hearing was a video […]]]>







FILE – The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol holds its first public hearing to reveal the findings of a year-long investigation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 9 2022. The centerpiece of Thursday night’s hearing was a video re-enactment of the attack on the Capitol. (Mandel Ngan/Pool via AP, file)

In presenting its case to the American public, the House committee investigating the January 6 insurrection made a central argument: Watch the tape.

The centerpiece of Thursday night’s hearing was a video re-enactment of the attack on the Capitol. In 10 minutes, it unfolded point by point, showing the rioters running down and beating the police as the crowd stormed the building to prevent the certification of Donald Trump’s election defeat.

The video had a powerful impact in the courtroom and among Democrats. The police present in the public consoled themselves by reliving the violence. United States Capitol Police Officer Harry Dunn cried during footage of rioters beating fellow officers with flagpoles and baseball bats.

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York posted a photo on Instagram from her television with footage of the riot. “There was (and still is) a widespread campaign by the GOP to downplay the scale of this attack,” she wrote in a caption.

“We were trapped on campus with no way out,” she added. “This is what an American terrorist attack looks like.”

Meanwhile, many Republicans downplayed the new footage or didn’t watch it at all. Unlike other networks, Fox News did not broadcast the committee hearing and allocated hours to hosts and guests who bashed it. Taylor Budowich, a Trump spokesperson, said: “This is not a legislative hearing, this is a production.”

Here are some of the key moments from the committee video.

THE PROUD BOYS

Three months after Trump said they should “stand back and stay away”, the Proud Boys had many members stationed in Washington.

The committee’s video shows members of the far-right extremist group gathering on the National Mall hours before Trump’s speech urging his supporters to “fight like hell.” By the time Trump spoke near the White House, members of the Proud Boys had already reached the Capitol several blocks away.

The former top leader of the group is now accused of seditious conspiracy, as are other members. Federal prosecutors allege they carried out a coordinated attack on the Capitol.

THE VIOLATION

By 1 p.m., as Speaker Nancy Pelosi began certifying electoral votes, rioters had already broken through police lines east of the Capitol.

A riot was declared at 1:50 p.m. and lawmakers were quickly moved to safety. New video released Thursday shows people running through the office of Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy.

THE POLICE

Understaffed officers fought off attackers who came with guns and pepper spray. Officers’ body cameras and aerial security footage captured much of the melee.

Why the National Guard wasn’t already there and why it took so long for Guard members to arrive are questions that remain controversial among key figures. The United States Capitol Police Chief that day alleged that the House and Senate Sergeants-at-Arms were slow to respond to his calls, which those officials denied. The Pentagon said it did not have full forces ready and needed several hours to deploy.

The chief and the two sergeants-at-arms resigned after the attack.


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