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Not surprising. Kid looks pretty fucking useless.

Also not surprising, isis is engaging the YPG on a 35km stretch of the southern edge of Kobani Canton.
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He looks like he would dress up in rick owns on SF.
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And here is Nelly in Erbil...

 

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http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/17/world/middleeast/benjamin-netanyahu-campaign-settlement.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0
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Netanyahu Says No Palestinian State if He is Re-Elected

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel said Monday that as long as he is the leader, a Palestinian state would not be established, reversing his support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Mr. Netanyahu made the assertion on the eve of an election in which he is trailing in the polls. He has been campaigning aggressively, appealing to conservatives for support.

“I think that anyone who is going to establish a Palestinian state today and evacuate lands, is giving attack grounds to the radical Islam against the state of Israel,” he said in a video interview published on the NRG website. “Anyone who ignores this is sticking his head in the sand. The left does this time and time again. We are realistic and understand.”

Asked if he meant that a Palestinian state would not be established if he were to continue as Israel’s prime minister, Mr. Netanyahu replied: “Correct.”

It's nice of him to come out and finally admit what everyone already knew.
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This is during an election, so, presumably, he is lying.
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It's a pretty pathetic attempt if you ask me. He really is sounding like a Middle Eastern leader now talking about the Western conspiracy to overthrow him. 

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Yeah, I can't imagine how Netanyahu came to believe Obama's trying to get him out of office.

And how could anybody honestly say otherwise? There's no way the Arabs would or could make a viable state in his lifetime.
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To be fair, based off of my Israeli friends facebook posts, it seems like Israel is trying to get him out of office.
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You have Israeli facebook friends? #jelly
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Uh globetrotter?
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Yezidi militia commander in Shingal is wary about the PKK: http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/170320153

 

Seems to me that he is more worried about a power struggle with the PKK than anything to do with the safety of the region.  

 

A Kurd's perspective on it:

 

  1. @NovaDaban AFAIK he became a formal Peshmerga commander shortly before the Sinjar/Shingal offensive,and no longer HPŞ. cc @EzidiPress

     
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  2. . @NovaDaban This is a proxy war through proxy press (Rudaw). @EzidiPress

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    . @NovaDaban Its interesting from another perspective. KDP is revealing their prop. for failed to liberate Sinjar and PKK popularity there.

     
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    . @NovaDaban What KDP prop says is: "We don't liberate Sinjar because we don't want turn town into ruins, and we will blame ruins on PKK."

 

 

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Sup. Com. Heydar Shesho: "When we talk with someone, they translate it like he want and sell it as journalism"

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Edited by ethanm - 3/17/15 at 12:55pm
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Uh globetrotter?

Among like, two whole others.

It's probably just "GT and his friends don't like Netanyahu" :shrug:

edit: I know GT's American.
Edited by Kajak - 3/18/15 at 8:58pm
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ISIS takes responsibility for the attack in Tunis. There are a lot of Tunisian jihadis, they might be the largest group of Arab foreign fighters. I wonder if they were able to destabilize the country, would France or Italy step in? 

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ISIS takes responsibility for the attack in Tunis. There are a lot of Tunisian jihadis, they might be the largest group of Arab foreign fighters. I wonder if they were able to destabilize the country, would France or Italy step in? 

France probably will, albeit quietly. maybe the same sort of action like mali, its been relatively quiet there since the foreign legion stepped in..
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Footage from the bombing in Sana'a (nothing graphic)

 

 

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الموت لإسرائيل

اللعنة على اليهود

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