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A bunch of groups in Idleb and Aleppo have joined the Syrian Democratic Forces. Time to hunt AQ along with ISIS I think. First they need a big Arab coalition to take Jarablus because Sheikh Erdogan won't let the Kurds touch his ISIS buddies there. 

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Daesh, not ISIS.
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Daesh, not ISIS.


            I can get behind this

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#LessDaeshMoreDabke

also, this is the most accurate documentary to date

Edited by the shah - 11/18/15 at 5:57am
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"documentary".
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#LessDaeshMoreDabke

also, this is the most accurate documentary to date

 

I wonder if that is inspired by this guy: http://www.jihadwatch.org/2014/12/after-years-of-being-taught-to-hate-jews-muslim-discovers-he-is-jewish

 

Also, fun note, Palestinians are genetically closer to Ashkenazi Jews than they are to most Eastern Arabs. Mizrahi are genetically closer to Eastern Arabs than they are to Ashkenazi Jews. 

 

They're all descended from Kurds anyway. 

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Not sure where this should go but seems relevant to discussion of the region...
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In a major foreign-policy announcement on Wednesday, the Republican Presidential candidate Ben Carson unveiled a detailed plan to Google Syria.

Speaking in Iowa, the retired neurosurgeon told an audience of supporters, “Any responsible policy on Syria must begin with a fact-finding mission, and such a mission must begin with Googling.”


He said that “Google holds the key” to many questions about Syria. “Where is it? Who lives there? How many square miles is it? These are all things that have to be pinned down,” he said.

Carson, who leads several Republican Presidential polls, said that while his search for answers would start with Google, he would “not rule out” seeking information at Wikipedia and beyond. “No Web site should be taken off the table at this time,” he said.

In closing, he said that he had “no plans” to Google Egypt, since he was already extremely well versed in that nation’s history [where he puts forth the claims that the Egyptian pyramids were constructed by the biblical Joseph to store huge quantities of grain and were not, as is commonly believed, tombs for the pharaohs.]

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And then there is also this.

 

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Ahrar knows how to play the game

 

  1. Ahrar foreign relations head Labib al-Nahhas frames al-Hayat op-ed in terms of "the Syrian revolution."

  2. Calls for end to false distinction between "Free Syrian Army" and "Islamist" rebels, unity around single military and political leadership. <-----The Game

     
  3. Also says the regime "is effectively finished," compares it to Vichy France -- a servant of Iranian and Russian occupiers.

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#LessDaeshMoreDabke

also, this is the most accurate documentary to date

Four lions remains the best movie applicable to this thread.

Note that I've always said the Lebanese and Sephardi are basically the same people, they're like a Star Trek race of merchant exiles with florid gestures, good food and weird noses. (just kidding)
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And then there is also this.




If we ban all religion and tear down all religious building, he would be able to build thousands of trump buildings.
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Slavoj Zizek: In the Wake of Paris Attacks the Left Must Embrace Its Radical Western Roots

Zizek responds to his critics on the refugee crisis.

http://inthesetimes.com/article/18605/breaking-the-taboos-in-the-wake-of-paris-attacks-the-left-must-embrace-its
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#LessDaeshMoreDabke

also, this is the most accurate documentary to date

LOL I need to watch this
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