Heavy Snow Pummels West Central United States, Forces Road Closures

United States Capitol Shooting News Update: Miriam Carey Connecticut Woman Accused in Washington D.C. Shooting – Profile

Navy Seals carried a predawn raid on the sea shore Somali town of Baraawe, to capture a senior member of the Al-Shabaab, Islamic militant group, a close ally of Al-Qaeda. This raid seemingly appears to be in response tothe recent Westgate upscale shopping mall massacre in Nairobi, Kenya and to stem the growing threat of Al-Qaeda in the shape of Al-Shabaab in Africa. The second operation was carried out in Libya to capture a senior member of Al-Qaeda in Africa.This covert operation was carried out by the U.S. military commandos, with the help of the CIA and FBI officials, in Tripoli. The target of this operation was the capture of Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai alias Abu Ans__ a prominent leader of Al-Qaeda in Africa.Nazih Abdul Hameed al Ruqai alias Abu Ans is the man responsible for the 1998 bombings of the United States Embassies in Tanzania and Kenya. Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai, was on the most wanted list of the FBI. There was a reward money of $5 million, on his capture. Both these operations were approved by President Obama. The raid to capture the senior leader of Al-Shabaab was called off, as soon as it was confirmed that the person the U.S. Navy Seals were after was not present in his house. Some members, though, Al-Shabaab were killed in the raid, but it was called off in time to avoid any damage to the person and properties of innocent civilians. The Press Secretary of Pentagon, George Little, in a statement to the press said that Nazih Hameed aRuqai alias Abu Ans has been captured. Though he was, for obvious reasons, reluctant to provide details about whereabouts of the dreaded terrorist and where he was presently detained. George Little, the press secretary of the Pentagon also added that Nazih Abdul Hameed al-Ruqai alias Abu Ans would be brought to the American soil and he would be tried by a United States court.

Ignoring Egypt a big mistake

Up to 30 inches of snow was forecast to drop in parts of the Black Hills region of western South Dakota from the storm, the National Weather Service said. “It’s not normal this time of year, but it is not unheard of,” said Cory Martin, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in North Platte, Nebraska. “But this amount of snow for an October storm is on the higher end.” Heavy rain, golf-ball sized hail and winds of 60 to 70 miles per hour were forecast later Friday in Oklahoma along with severe storms in Kansas, the National Weather Service said. The National Weather Service, which is running on a reduced staff because of the federal government shutdown, issued blizzard and severe winter storm warnings across the Upper Plains through Saturday morning. The Black Hills of South Dakota had seen up to 19.5 inches of snow on Friday morning and up to 10 inches had fallen in Wyoming, the National Weather Service said. The heavy snow had caused some power outages in the Casper, Wyoming area. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard ordered state offices closed in the Black Hills and six counties in the southwestern part of the state and said further closures are possible. Interstate 90 was closed for about a 220 mile stretch from Sturgis, South Dakota, to Sheridan in northeastern Wyoming, according to transportation departments in both states. The National Weather Service was forecasting from 8 to 18 inches of snow in northeast Wyoming and the western South Dakota plains, and 18-30 inches in the highest regions of the Black Hills and up to a foot of snow in Nebraska. (Additional reporting by Heide Brandes; Editing by David Bailey and Diane Craft)

Like Us on Facebook The 34-year-old woman was a mother and a dental hygienist from Stamford, Conn. Authorities described Carey as having a “mental illness.” “She had post-partum depression after having the baby” last August, said the woman’s mother, Idella Carey, reports ABC News . “She also suffered from psychosis and was using medication for schizophrenia.A few months later, she got sick. She was depressed… She was hospitalized,” her mother added. According to Idella, Miriam had “no history of violence” and she did not know why she was in Washington, D.C. She said she believed Carey was taking the little girl to a doctor’s appointment that day in Connecticut. Carey was fired from her job as a dental hygienist about a year ago, and had experienced a head injury following a fall, her employer Dr. Brian Evans revealed. A federal law enforcement official also said that she showed signs of “serious degradation in her mental health.” Dr. Steven Oken, her boss of eight years, described Carey as a “non-political person” who was “always happy.” “I would never in a million years believe that she would do something like this,” he said. “It’s the furthest thing from anything I would think she would do, especially with her child in the car.

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That is a mistake. By countenancing the July 3 coup and the militarys subsequent crackdown on the supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, the United States may be helping to sow seeds that could ripen into a costly and deeply destabilizing insurgency for years to come. The Obama administration responded to the military crackdown, which resulted in more than 1,000 deaths, with a few light raps on the knuckles of Egypts generals. It canceled joint military exercises and announced that the White Houses national security staff would begin a comprehensive review of bilateral aid. Since late August, a recommendation to suspend the majority of U.S. military assistance to Cairo has been sitting with the president. Meanwhile, Egyptian security forces have re-escalated their campaign against the Muslim Brotherhood, raiding the movements strongholds and arresting the few remaining senior brotherhood figures not already in custody. The Obama administration knows that things are not going well in Egypt. U.S. officials privately and rather halfheartedly tried to walk back Secretary of State John Kerrys bizarre claim that Egypts military leaders were restoring democracy and have also delayed delivery of F-16 fighters to Egypt. However, Washingtons overall response to the undoing of Egypts democratic process has not come close to matching the gravity of the crisis. The Obama administrations anemic response is indicative of the larger strategic drift of Americas response to the 2011 Arab uprisings. In the immediate aftermath of the revolutions in Egypt and Tunisia, Obama admitted that the United States had not pushed hard enough for democracy in the Arab world, and he promised a new way of doing business in the region. At every major juncture since then, however, whenever Washington has had the opportunity to demonstrate its support for genuine democracy in Egypt, it has instead opted for some version of the authoritarian bargain that characterized U.S. regional policy for decades.