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post #1966 of 2692
That town has HOOTERS restaurant, no wonder Kurds are US ally. .biggrin.gif
post #1967 of 2692
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post
 


Rumor has it that the Kurds are getting ready to assault Jarablus with Russian air cover... stay tuned, kids. 


The jets aren't Russian they are US and the operation is for Tishrin Dam. 

post #1968 of 2692
What kind of exciting narrative can the Times come up with ? But of course! The US invaded Iraq and that's that.
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Mr. Aboud, his former neighbors and associates say, abandoned the defense of his hometown for money, power and the license for viciousness that came with joining the Islamic State. His path resembled not the airbrushed arcs laid out in jihadist propaganda mills but a Middle Eastern mafia tale set against the corrupting effects of war.

The journey from jihadist rank-and-file to feared underground figure was shaped by multiple forces. These include the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the oppression of a border-straddling Sunni Muslim population by governments in Damascus and Baghdad. It was further stoked by the indiscriminate killing of civilians by Syrian security forces since 2011, then channeled by the patient plotting of a jihadist organization, once shattered, that revived itself to eclipse Al Qaeda.

He no doubt showed his command of history:
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“Iran is seeking to re-establish the Persian empire, to get control over the whole Middle East,” he said.

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/12/21/world/middleeast/isis-recruitment-killer-hassan-aboud.html?referer=
post #1969 of 2692
Oh ok rolleyes.gif
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The kingdom’s leadership of the recently announced Muslim coalition to fight terrorism in all its forms confirms that Saudi Arabia is not only not the source of Isis but it is the terrorist group’s central opponent and the only nation that can fully and legitimately defeat it once and for all. More than 34 countries have joined the coalition.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/22/saudi-arabia-isis-us-terrorists-coalition
post #1970 of 2692
I bet the commanders of this coalition are going to get some really snazzy medals so they can bling out their dress robes.
post #1971 of 2692

I believe this because an Isis Saudi Arabia would mean a regime change and an end to the billionaires who rule it.
post #1972 of 2692
The first part of the statement is complete nonsense , that's the eye roll part
post #1973 of 2692
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

The first part of the statement is complete nonsense , that's the eye roll part

Gotcha. It really is in SAs best interest to get rid of ISIS though as they are a real threat to profit (selling oil below Brent cost, stating that they want to control Mecca and media etc etc. they work much better with an al Qaeda who will target western opposition but are not trying to take Saudi run territories.
post #1974 of 2692
Thread Starter 

Saudi doesn't work with al-Qa'ida. Saudi works with Jeysh al-Islam and Ahrar among others who have contact with the US. 

post #1975 of 2692
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Originally Posted by ethanm View Post

Saudi doesn't work with al-Qa'ida. Saudi works with Jeysh al-Islam and Ahrar among others who have contact with the US. 
I've read differently but I could be wrong, ME alliances are so complex and fluid.
post #1976 of 2692
fcuk all these jihadists, Trump is right in this regard they best left to die under Russian bombs
post #1977 of 2692
please don't bring up that buffoon in this thread, there's another place dedicated to discussion of that waste of a topic.

and russian bombs won't help things like the reported (but as of yet unconfirmed accounts) of syrian army using gas again

of course, isil cannot be outdone as the monstrous hydra , dropping bombs that have hit a girls school now (according to monitor/gov't sources)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/girls-killed-syria-elementary-school-shelling-151222111935134.html
post #1978 of 2692
the UN high commissioner for human rights, the same UN that accepted Saudi into the UNHRC, is blaming Saudi master of the Hydra for most civilian deaths in Yemen. The irony is only is only exceeded by the sadness of the situation.

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/12/22/un-blames-saudi-coalitionformostattacksonyemencivilians.html
post #1979 of 2692
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Originally Posted by the shah View Post

and russian bombs won't help things like the reported (but as of yet unconfirmed accounts) of syrian army using gas again

of course, isil cannot be outdone as the monstrous hydra , dropping bombs that have hit a girls school now (according to monitor/gov't sources)
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/12/girls-killed-syria-elementary-school-shelling-151222111935134.html

Al Jazeera cannot be trusted with their reporting. They have been under US influence ever since Uncle Sam moved all their military bases to the same country where Al Jaz resides.

I read US military analysis about anti-ISIS strategy and I feel it was the most realistic account of what it would take to defeat them. To make a long story short, in veiled terms the analyst stated that nothing short of civilian genocide would be required to defeat them. Even cutting 99% of oil revenues would not destroy ISIS because they r already taxing civilian population under them. So he concluded that nothing short of complete blockade of Rakka( or whatever that hell hole spelled) would be required to defeat them. Then he added it might take nearly 10 years to starve them out.

Attention Amnesty international: Civilians who choose to remain on ISIS controlled territories will be dyeing in the next 10 years slow and painful death.
post #1980 of 2692
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

So he concluded that nothing short of complete blockade of Rakka( or whatever that hell hole spelled) would be required to defeat them.

nuke the entire site from orbit it's the only way to be sure
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