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#361 bojan

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Posted 31 March 2015 - 1712 PM

The think about SAA vs Nursra is I just don't know who to root for. Ditto whatever the hell is going on in Yemen. Seems like no-win or win-win, depending on how you view casualties and ground trading hands.

Iranian backed scum vs Saudi backed scum. Choice of eating shit sandwich or shit sandwich with cheese.


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#362 mnm

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 1015 AM

With different toppings for different factions, but really they all look/are the same.


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#363 Paul G.

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 1416 PM

http://news.yahoo.co...-123802054.html

 

not good.

 

 

IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border

 

The Observatory reported heavy clashes in the camp between IS fighters and members of an anti-Assad Palestinian faction called Aknaf Beit al-Maqdis.

"Credible information from public sources indicate that a variety of armed groups are engaged in fierce fighting in areas where Yarmouk's 18,000 civilians, including a large number of children reside, placing them at extreme risk of death, serious injury, trauma and displacement," the agency said in a statement. It demanded "an end to the fighting and a return to conditions that will enable its staff to support and assist Yarmouk's civilians."


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#364 mnm

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 1604 PM

I don't want to seem callous, but among all the tragedy - inflicted and self inflicted - of Pawn Palestinian refugee camps, they never cease to amaze me as the state of Israeli was declared open for business almost 70 years ago and the bloody camps are still in the same place!

 

How does the permanence of these population cysts coexist with Universal Islam and Pan-Arabism bla-bla-bla I don't know. Hypocrisy.


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#365 Yalmuk

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 1734 PM

Cooking with al-Nusra. 


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#366 Yalmuk

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 0815 AM

Rebels captured last SAA base in Jordanian border.  

 

http://news.yahoo.co...-072726877.html


Edited by Yalmuk, 02 April 2015 - 0826 AM.

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#367 Panzermann

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Posted 02 April 2015 - 1156 AM

I don't want to seem callous, but among all the tragedy - inflicted and self inflicted - of Pawn Palestinian refugee camps, they never cease to amaze me as the state of Israeli was declared open for business almost 70 years ago and the bloody camps are still in the same place!
 
How does the permanence of these population cysts coexist with Universal Islam and Pan-Arabism bla-bla-bla I don't know. Hypocrisy.


NIMBY. Nobody wants annoying refugees.
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#368 Yalmuk

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Posted 03 April 2015 - 0831 AM

BEIRUT (AP) — It was a bruising week for Syria's Bashar Assad. The rapid collapse of his forces on two fronts in the north and south brought the opposition its biggest victories in two years, raising serious questions about the president's ability to fend off increasingly sophisticated rebel campaigns.

 

After losing the capital of Idlib province in northwestern Syria this week, government forces on Thursday lost major ground in the south, where rebels captured the only functioning border crossing with Jordan, a crucial gateway for Syria's government. 

 

 

More here.

http://news.yahoo.co...-072726877.html


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#369 Corinthian

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 0405 AM

Cooking with al-Nusra. 

 

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#370 Stargrunt6

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 0621 AM

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#371 BansheeOne

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 0906 AM

Meanwhile on the real important action front:

 

‘Isis’ Removed From UN List of Hurricane Names

 

Tessa Berenson @tcberenson

Updated: April 17, 2015 1:56 PM
 
It was replaced with Ivette

 

Don’t expect Hurricane Isis to hit anytime soon.

 

The U.N. has removed “Isis” from its official list of future hurricane names, deeming it inappropriate because of the rise of the militant group the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Reuters reports.

 

Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the U.N.’s World Meteorological Organization (WMO), said it’s not unprecedented for the group to strike hurricane names.

 

“Names are knocked off the list, which rotates every six years, if they are considered inappropriate if they caused too much damage and too much death,” Nullis said.

 

She told TIME how the process works to take a name off the list: “There was consensus on this. These sorts of decisions are always taken by consensus, there is never a vote.”

 

The WMO Hurricane Committee has replaced the name Isis with Ivette.

 

http://time.com/3826...hurricane-name/


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#372 Panzermann

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Posted 18 April 2015 - 1656 PM

Names are knocked off the list, which rotates every six years, if they are considered inappropriate if they caused too much damage and too much death, Nullis said.


Ironic that there was no so big devastation by natural disaster named Isis...

Edited by Panzermann, 18 April 2015 - 1658 PM.

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#373 Yalmuk

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Posted 19 April 2015 - 0546 AM

New evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government helicopters have dropped barrel bombs with cylinders of chlorine gas on three towns in Northern Syria.

 

In a press release from earlier this week the Human Rights Watch stated that the attacks, which took place between 16-31 of March, made use of the industrial chemical as a weapon, which is of course banned by the international treaty Syria signed in 2013, prohibiting use of chemical weapons.

 

http://i-hls.com/201...h.XtjBH2d6.dpuf


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#374 crazyinsane105

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 1928 PM

New evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government helicopters have dropped barrel bombs with cylinders of chlorine gas on three towns in Northern Syria.

 

In a press release from earlier this week the Human Rights Watch stated that the attacks, which took place between 16-31 of March, made use of the industrial chemical as a weapon, which is of course banned by the international treaty Syria signed in 2013, prohibiting use of chemical weapons.

 

http://i-hls.com/201...h.XtjBH2d6.dpuf

 

They've been doing this for a long time now. Most folks who get some medical attention after a chlorine gas attack are likely to survive. You can't say the same about those who've been through a nerve gas attack...


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#375 Simon Tan

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 2024 PM

Much better to drop napalm.


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#376 Mr King

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Posted 20 April 2015 - 2253 PM

Well they don't have to worry about crossing any red lines. 


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#377 bojan

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Posted 21 April 2015 - 0556 AM

Much better to drop napalm.

Much more effective at least.


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#378 Yalmuk

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Posted 25 April 2015 - 0439 AM

Jisr ash-Shughur (last city under regime control in Idlib) has now fallen to rebel coalition attack and locals claim that there is plenty of regime forces trapped in different areas. 


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#379 Paul G.

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0702 AM

New evidence strongly suggests that Syrian government helicopters have dropped barrel bombs with cylinders of chlorine gas on three towns in Northern Syria.

 

In a press release from earlier this week the Human Rights Watch stated that the attacks, which took place between 16-31 of March, made use of the industrial chemical as a weapon, which is of course banned by the international treaty Syria signed in 2013, prohibiting use of chemical weapons.

 

http://i-hls.com/201...h.XtjBH2d6.dpuf

 

Getting hit by the barrels would be a greater concern.


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#380 crazyinsane105

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Posted 28 April 2015 - 0952 AM

Much better to drop napalm.

 

They probably don't have much else to drop except crudely constructed barrel bombs...


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