The body of a villager who went missing several days ago was discovered inside a seven-meter-long snake. Although it’s rare for the cold-blooded predators to attack humans, she was the second victim of a giant snake in Indonesia since March last year.
Neighbors of 54-year-old Wa Tiba discovered her body intact, with her clothes on, as they cut open a bloated seven-meter-long python found near the victim’s garden on the Indonesian island of Muna, according to AP reports.
The woman went missing on June 14 after she headed to her vegetable plot, situated only a kilometer from her house. Her relatives, who looked for the farmer the next day after she had not returned home from her garden, found only her sandals and a flashlight in the garden.
After a search was launched, a giant bloated snake was discovered just 50 meters from her belongings.
“Residents were suspicious that the snake may have swallowed the victim, so they killed it, then carried it out of the garden. The snake’s belly was cut open and the body of the victim was found inside,” said a local police spokesman named Faris.
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The reptiles usually attack monkeys, pigs and other mammals which are smaller than humans, grabbing them with dozens of teeth, choking them and then swallowing them whole to digest. Attacks on people are rare, although this is reported to be the second deadly python attack in Indonesia since March last year, when a 25-yer old rural man was swallowed on the island of Sulawesi.
The Patriot group of ex-military, police officers and first responders is calling for volunteers with certain skill sets to join a “search and rescue” mission near Tucson, Arizona, to hunt for suspected child sex trafficking camps.
The call comes on the heels of a report by Veterans On Patrol (VOP) that members claim to have discovered evidence indicating children are being assaulted sexually and abused, perhaps by members of Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers.
A week ago, VOP released disturbing images and video footage of a suspected camp near Tucson including what appears to be a so-called “rape tree” containing straps and restraints as well as a suspicious water or septic tank that could be used as a “shelter” or to hold victims.
In addition, VOP members discovered children’s toys and clothing as well as pornographic magazines and materials, Oath Keepers said in an announcement on the organization’s website regarding “Operation Child Shield.”
“It could have been a homeless camp, where the people were just weird or mentally ill. But there are a group of trees that look like rape trees,” said Craig “Sawman” Sawyer, a former U.S. Navy SEAL sniper and founder of Vets 4 Child Rescue, in an interview with The Hagmann Report on Monday.
“Rape trees are essentially what the drug traffickers, coyotes, tend to want to use to rape people. They tie them to it and take their undergarments and hang them up on the trees as some sort of trophy. We found in this camp a group of trees with all manner of fires hoses nailed to them and loops and different straps and different types of rope.”
Sawyer said he was one of the persons who personally inspected the site. Others who joined him said people came away “traumatized” by what they witnessed at the site, including finding kid toys, boxes of condoms, and combs containing blonde hair.
Some said there may even be graves.
Oath Keepers said that in response to the initial report the group sent “some of our most experienced Arizona LEO (law enforcement officer) leaders to the site to inspect it and interview witnesses.”
The group said that based on those interviews and the assessment of Sawyer and other former military members and EMS professionals, it was compelled to act.
Sawyer said he also noticed several bottles of brown hair dye. Those who are familiar with cartel-related human-and-sex traffickers note that the “trade” goes both ways across the border — south to north and north to south — for delivery to pedophiles in North, Central and South America.
American children who are blonde are much more easily smuggled north-to-south if their hair is darker.
Oath Keepers said members spoke with a currently-serving paramedic and former U.S. Army MP who served along the Mexican border in 2008-09. The paramedic said that what he saw in the VOP video “is entirely consistent with the rape trees he saw” during that Defense Department operation. He also recounted several instances where migrants reported being raped by their smugglers. That included children being raped in front of their parents.
In addition, some migrants reported that their children had been taken from them by the smugglers and never seen or heard from again.
As the U.S.-Saudi-led war against Yemen enters its third year, the people of this coffin-shaped nation on the Arabian peninsula find themselves struggling not only to survive but to be seen and heard by a mainstream media that is preoccupied with war in neighboring Syria, the resumption of Cold War-like tensions with Russia, and President Trump’s Twitter account and sex life.
When the international press corps does shine a light on the conflict in Yemen, it is described as a sectarian affair, a bloodless, “video-game” battle fought by nameless Iranian proxies against Saudi Arabia. But what’s really happening in the poorest country in the Middle East is a test of our humanity — a catastrophic, perfect storm of suffering and death, and the most horrific genocide you’ve likely never heard of.
Consider these stark realities:
The people of Yemen are without food, water, medicine, and fuel. According to the United Nations, more than half of Yemen’s 28 million people are facing food shortages, and international relief workers estimate that a staggering 150,000 Yemenis died from starvation last year alone. The nongovernmental organization, Save the Children, puts the number of children currently dying of starvation at 130 per day, owing largely to the Saudi blockade of Yemen’s ports.
In addition, half of the country’s health care infrastructure has been destroyed. Saudi Arabia is striking Yemen’s hospitals, which are running out of medicine and supplies to treat the wounded. All the while, these attacks have continued to receive backing from the United States and the United Kingdom since their onset on March 26, 2015.
Unimaginably, the situation could get much worse: in his administration’s final days, President Barack Obama sold the unscrupulous Saudis skin-melting white phosphorous.
The UN’s humanitarian chief, Mark Lowcock, told Al Jazeera last month:
“The situation in Yemen . . . looks like the apocalypse.”
In the weeks that follow, MintPress plans to break the lock-box on the war and humanitarian crisis that is stalking the poorest country in the Middle East, with a series of stories from our reporters on the ground. Our goal is merely this: by giving shape and form and voice to the Yemeni people who have been rendered all but invisible and mute, we hope to chronicle this epochal war, account for the despair, and explain, in painstaking detail, David’s strategy for defeating Goliath, once again.
Mnar Muhawesh is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, neoconservativism within the media and journalism start-ups. She started her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues posting her reporting and exclusive interviews on her blog MintPress, which she later turned MintPress into the global news source it is today.
Since 2011, more than 18,000 Syrian human beings have had their organs harvested. Men, women and children. And the mainstream media has been silent. No one is doing anything to stop it. Because it’s business: Human trafficking, Satanic ritual abuse, organ harvesting. #PureEvil.
Between Dec. 11 and 13 of the year 1981, soldiers from the the Atlacatl Battalion — a Salvadoran death squad trained at the U.S. military’s School of Americas — massacred nearly all of the residents of El Mozote, a small village whose residents were suspected Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) sympathizers.
Between 900 and 1,200 villagers were massacred without mercy, the majority of them women, children and the elderly.
El Salvador at the time was two years into a civil war between the FMLN— a coalition of left-wing guerrilla groups — and a vicious military government backed by Washington.
It was not until many years later that bodies began to be exhumed. For years, successive national governments that came after the bloody episode denied having any role in the massacre. But in 2012, the government of President Mauricio Funes acknowledged the state’s role and apologized to the victims’ families.
El Mozote became synonymous with the U.S. government’s support for atrocities in a brutal campaign to stave off left-wing and communist movements in Latin America and the rest of the developing world.
“Our citizens should know the urgent facts…but they don’t because our media serves imperial, not popular interests. They lie, deceive, connive and suppress what everyone needs to know, substituting managed news misinformation and rubbish for hard truths…”—Oliver Stone