Tuesday, September 19, 2017
As reported last Thursday, Russia’s military is currently conducting its "biggest display of military power since the end of the Cold War", called Zapad-2017. The drill involves anywhere between 12,700 and 100,000 troops (depending on whether one believes Russia or NATO), 10 ships, 70 planes and helicopters, 680 equipment units, 250 tanks, and multiple launch rocket systems and mortars.
And, as of today, the drill also includes Russia's Iskander-M theater ballistic system, which on Monday carried out a successful test-launch of its missile at maximum range, the Russian defense ministry said adding that the test-launch was performed at the Kapustin Yar range in Russia’s southern Astrakhan Region.
Deployment of an Iskander-M tactical missile system
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A cannibal caught eating a woman he beheaded has died after a police shot him in South Africa.
Aphiwe Mapekula, 23, collapsed in a hail of bullets with arm, leg and stomach injuries when police officers tried to arrest him at his home.
He is said to have ignored several warning shots as he continued to eat Thembisa Masumpa's raw flesh.
Officers finally opened fire on him when he attacked them with a knife, police said.
Mapekula is said to have slit 35-year-old Thembisa's throat and hacked off her head in Mount Frere, South Africa.
His horrified mum called cops after witnessing the gruesome slaughter.
But officers said he was tucking in to Thembisa's raw flesh by the time they turned up.
He then attacked them with a knife before being shot, said police Captain Edith Mjoko.
Mapekula's devastated mother said: 'I never raised a son like this one. I never imagined this.'
Police originally said Mapekula had dragged Thembisa from the street before butchering her.
But neighbours said she did odd jobs at his home and was washing in the back yard when he attacked her.
It is the second cannibal horror case to hit South Africa in three weeks.
Six men are in custody after a woman was reportedly raped, murdered and butchered before parts of her were eaten in Estcourt.
Police investigating the tribe of cannibal witch-doctors have found eight human ears in a cooking pot as it emerged villagers were coerced into eating flesh because it would make them bulletproof.
Credit to Dailymail.co.uk
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4896462/Police-shoot-cannibal-refused-stop-EATING-woman.html#ixzz4t4ASCFYG
While there are several comments one can make here, "dirty money", "flush with cash" and "flushing money down the toilet" certainly coming to mind, perhaps the ECB was on to something when it warned that €500 "Bin Laden" bills (which it has since discontinued to print) tend to be used by criminals.
The reason for this is that in recent weeks, Swiss prosecutors have been gripped by a mystery, trying to figure out why someone tried to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS.
And not just once.
The first €500 bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to a report in Tribune de Geneve confirmed by the city prosecutor’s office. A few days later, Bloomberg adds that more banknotes turned up in toilets at three nearby restaurants, requiring thousands of francs in plumbing repairs to unclog the pipes. Indeed, AP adds that at one pizzeria, police were informed after the clogged toilet had overflowed
In all, police have extracted tens of thousands of euros in soiled bills, many of which appear to have been cut with scissors.
While destroying banknotes isn’t a crime in Switzerland, “there must be something behind this story,” said Henri Della Casa, a spokesman for the Geneva Prosecutor’s Office. “That’s why we started an investigation.” He declined to discuss the case further.
Della Casa said the origins of the cash were unknown. Predictably, UBS declined to comment on the incident at its branch on the Rue de la Corraterie in downtown Geneva.
According to AP, preliminary clues from an investigation suggest that the cash "dump" once belonged to unnamed “Spanish women who had placed the loot in a Geneva vault several years ago,” the report said.
Credit to Zero Hedge