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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  short_fuze on Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:20 pm

    Recent videos of massive convoy from Turkey to Syria, heading for the Bal al-Salaam crossing north of Azaz. Lizzie Phelan of RT claims to get within 50 m or so of al Nusra positions.





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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  max steel on Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:10 pm

    Denmark to send F-16s and troops into Syria

    A majority of political parties in parliament's foreign affairs committee expressed support Friday for the government's proposal, and "the government will on the basis of [Friday's] meeting submit a bill to a parliamentary vote to strengthen the campaign against IS," a statement from the prime minister's office said.

    The decision is seen as a response to a December request from the US that Denmark step up its efforts against Isis and a follow-through on Defence Minister Peter Christensen’s pledge to US Secretary of Defence Ash Carter last month that Denmark would contribute to the international coalition against Isis wherever it is most needed.

    Denmark joined the international coalition fighting Isis (alternately known as Islamic State or ISIL) in October 2014 and Danish F-16s flew 547 missions over northern Iraq, dropping over 500 bombs, before the jets were brought home for repairs in August.

    Rasmussen said that with the new commitment, Denmark would “intensify” its fight against the terror group.

    "We need to fight ISIL with focus and great force as it is unscrupulously terrorizing and killing innocent men, women and children," the PM said. "We must never five up the fight for peace and freedom."

    The Defence Ministry said that with the new contribution, which in addition to the fighter jets and special forces troops will also include a C130 Super Hercules transport aircraft, Denmark would be among the nations with the largest military and civil presence in Iraq and Syria when measured per capita.

    The foreign affairs committee's recommendations are expected to be put before parliament next month. The plan has the support of Venstre, the Danish People's Party, the Social Democrats, the Conservatives and the Social Liberals (Radikale), ensuring that it will pass.

    The Danish contribution would be available from mid-2016 and the 400 soldiers would include pilots, support staff and 60 special operations forces.


    It was not immediately known what the special forces would be assigned to do in Syria.

    "It doesn't mean that the Danish soldiers will be in direct offensive combat. But they could be attacked, and therefore they will have a robust mandate," news agency Ritzau quoted Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen as saying after the foreign affairs committee's meeting.

    Denmark currently has around 120 troops stationed at the Al-Asad air base near Baghdad, where they have been training Iraqi soldiers and Kurdish security forces.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  higurashihougi on Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:42 am

    May you provide the link ? I failed to search it on GG.

    franco wrote:Reports that civilians in Raqqa have taken up arms in rebellion against ISIL.

    Residents of the city of Raqqah - the self-proclaimed "capital" of the terrorist group LIH rebelled against the insurgents and Syria's government hung the flags a few blocks, reports Sputnik citing eyewitnesses.

    According to eyewitnesses, national flags ATS appeared on buildings 5 ​​blocks Raqqa. After that, two blocks townspeople came to the rally with slogans in support of the Syrian army, the agency said.

    After the start of the rally, according to Sputnik Agency, between the demonstrators and militants began a fierce fighting. As a result, residents of Raqqa managed to destroy a large number of terrorists LIH.

    Eyewitnesses told the agency that the heavy fighting on Saturday in the streets and walked between terrorists. The main force militants blocked the exits of the city, that would not give the squad to escape the deserters, numbering about 100 people.

    The self-proclaimed "capital" LIH Raqqah is located in northern Syria on the banks of the Euphrates River. The city was captured by militants in 2013. After the transition under the control of terrorists, Syrian government forces tried to repel the town, including with the help of aviation, but their actions have not led to success.

    One of the divisions of the Syrian, who was near Raqqa, was cut off from the main government forces. In 2014 LIH completely break her resistance, with the result that the Syrian army has lost control over the entire province.

    Today offensive in Raqqa simultaneously carried out as Syrian government forces and Kurdish militia troops. The Kurds are moving to the main city of the terrorists from the north-east, while the army comes from Aleppo developing the western front Raqqa province.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  BKP on Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:47 am

    New Best Friends? US Building Two Air Bases in Kurdish-Held North Syria

    The construction of two US air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria is under way, according to Kurdish media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is allegedly nearing completion of constructing two air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria, Kurdish media cited military sources as saying.
    Unnamed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed to the BasNews outlet that "scores" of US experts were working on the runway in an abandoned airfield straddling the Turkish and Iraqi borders in Rmeilan, Hasakah province.

    "The majority of the work is already completed," the SDF source said, adding that a second air base is slated for construction in southern Kobani, Aleppo province, on the Turkish border.

    The Stratsfor security analyst team said in January it had satellite imagery depicting US forces expanding a disused airstrip near Rmeilan to nearly double its length to 0.8 miles.
    Rumors of US activity in the region have been going on for several weeks prior to that.
    The Kurdish outlet claims the two air bases would be used to boost US presence and military support for the Syrian Kurdish forces engaged against terrorist organizations, including Daesh terrorists, as well as for non-military purposes.

    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160306/1035876607/us-syria-airbase-construction.html#ixzz42BYXnetI


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  par far on Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:07 am

    BKP wrote:New Best Friends? US Building Two Air Bases in Kurdish-Held North Syria

    The construction of two US air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria is under way, according to Kurdish media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is allegedly nearing completion of constructing two air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria, Kurdish media cited military sources as saying.
    Unnamed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed to the BasNews outlet that "scores" of US experts were working on the runway in an abandoned airfield straddling the Turkish and Iraqi borders in Rmeilan, Hasakah province.

    "The majority of the work is already completed," the SDF source said, adding that a second air base is slated for construction in southern Kobani, Aleppo province, on the Turkish border.

    The Stratsfor security analyst team said in January it had satellite imagery depicting US forces expanding a disused airstrip near Rmeilan to nearly double its length to 0.8 miles.
    Rumors of US activity in the region have been going on for several weeks prior to that.
    The Kurdish outlet claims the two air bases would be used to boost US presence and military support for the Syrian Kurdish forces engaged against terrorist organizations, including Daesh terrorists, as well as for non-military purposes.

    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160306/1035876607/us-syria-airbase-construction.html#ixzz42BYXnetI


    The Kurds are not to be trusted, hope these assholes get fucked.

    An article stating just how important Al-Raqqa is.

    https://southfront.org/revolt-raqqa-isis-endgame/


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  kvs on Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:26 am

    par far wrote:
    BKP wrote:New Best Friends? US Building Two Air Bases in Kurdish-Held North Syria

    The construction of two US air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria is under way, according to Kurdish media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is allegedly nearing completion of constructing two air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria, Kurdish media cited military sources as saying.
    Unnamed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed to the BasNews outlet that "scores" of US experts were working on the runway in an abandoned airfield straddling the Turkish and Iraqi borders in Rmeilan, Hasakah province.

    "The majority of the work is already completed," the SDF source said, adding that a second air base is slated for construction in southern Kobani, Aleppo province, on the Turkish border.

    The Stratsfor security analyst team said in January it had satellite imagery depicting US forces expanding a disused airstrip near Rmeilan to nearly double its length to 0.8 miles.
    Rumors of US activity in the region have been going on for several weeks prior to that.
    The Kurdish outlet claims the two air bases would be used to boost US presence and military support for the Syrian Kurdish forces engaged against terrorist organizations, including Daesh terrorists, as well as for non-military purposes.

    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160306/1035876607/us-syria-airbase-construction.html#ixzz42BYXnetI


    The Kurds are not to be trusted, hope these assholes get fucked.

    An article stating just how important Al-Raqqa is.

    https://southfront.org/revolt-raqqa-isis-endgame/


    Kurds apparently like being raped in the ass by Uncle Scam. President Wilson promised them a Kurdistan and f*cked them over.
    Uncle Scam will always f*ck them over in a heartbeat in favour of Turdkey.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  short_fuze on Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:57 am

    kvs wrote:
    par far wrote:
    BKP wrote:New Best Friends? US Building Two Air Bases in Kurdish-Held North Syria

    The construction of two US air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria is under way, according to Kurdish media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States is allegedly nearing completion of constructing two air bases in Kurdish-held territory on the northeastern and northern edges of Syria, Kurdish media cited military sources as saying.
    Unnamed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) revealed to the BasNews outlet that "scores" of US experts were working on the runway in an abandoned airfield straddling the Turkish and Iraqi borders in Rmeilan, Hasakah province.

    "The majority of the work is already completed," the SDF source said, adding that a second air base is slated for construction in southern Kobani, Aleppo province, on the Turkish border.

    The Stratsfor security analyst team said in January it had satellite imagery depicting US forces expanding a disused airstrip near Rmeilan to nearly double its length to 0.8 miles.
    Rumors of US activity in the region have been going on for several weeks prior to that.
    The Kurdish outlet claims the two air bases would be used to boost US presence and military support for the Syrian Kurdish forces engaged against terrorist organizations, including Daesh terrorists, as well as for non-military purposes.

    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160306/1035876607/us-syria-airbase-construction.html#ixzz42BYXnetI


    The Kurds are not to be trusted, hope these assholes get fucked.

    An article stating just how important Al-Raqqa is.

    https://southfront.org/revolt-raqqa-isis-endgame/


    Kurds apparently like being raped in the ass by Uncle Scam.   President Wilson promised them a Kurdistan and f*cked them over.
    Uncle Scam will always f*ck them over in a heartbeat in favour of Turdkey.  

    Correction - Uncle Scam will always f*ck them over in a heartbeat in favour of Uncle Scam.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  Solncepek on Mon Mar 07, 2016 5:59 pm

    Informed intelligence sources have disclosed that ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has moved from Turkey to Libya to escape the hunt operation of the Baghdad Intelligence Sharing Center after he was traced down and allegedly targeted a number of times in Iraq and the Syria.

    “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi who was injured in Syria was sent to Turkey for treatment and from there he was sent to Libya,” the Arabic-language media outlets quoted former Egyptian intelligence officer Hesam Kheirullah as saying on Monday.

    In relevant remarks in December, sources in Libya said al-Baghdadi had arrived in Sirte, the hometown of the slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, which is under the control of the Takfiri groups.

    The ISIL Leader is running a secret life as his life is at stake more than anyone in the world now. Al-Baghdad’s terrorist group is under massive airstrike by the Syrian, Russian and Iraqi Air Forces all throughout the Western Iraq and Eastern Syria.

    While reports earlier this year said the ISIL leader was always on the move between Iraq’s Mosul and Syria’s Raqqa – the self-proclaimed capital of the terrorist group – tips and intel revealed in November that Al-Baghdadi had moved from the Syrian city of Albu Kamal to the Iraqi city of Mosul in Nineveh province.

    Then in October, Iraq’s air force bombed his convoy as he was heading to Al-Karable to attend a meeting with ISIL commanders. 25 other ISIL militants were killed in the special operation that was the product of the Baghdad Intelligence Sharing Center where the latest intel arrives from Iranian, Russian, Iraqi and Syrian spy agencies round the clock.

    The notorious terrorist leader escaped the attempt on his life narrowly, but with fatal injuries. Few hours after the assault, the spokesman of Iraq’s joint forces declared that Al-Baghdadi was injured in the Iraqi airstrike on his convoy and was taken away from the scene by his forces.

    The terrorist leader was first transferred to Raqqa, where surgeons saved his life but failed to give him a thorough treatment due to a lack of specialized medical equipment.

    Sources disclosed a few days later that the ISIL leader had been taken to Turkey for treatment through a series of coordination measures by the CIA.

    “The CIA has done the coordination with the Turkish intelligence service (MIT) for transferring al-Baghdadi to Turkey,” the Arabic-language al-Manar TV quoted unnamed sources as saying.

    The source said that two companions of al-Baghdadi who were also injured in the attack on the ISIL leader’s convoy and were captured by the Iraqi forces confirmed that al-Baghdadi had been injured in the attack.

    After specialists said al-Baghdadi needed months of recovery, one of his aides was appointed to run the cult until the so-called caliph would return to duty.

    Al-Baghdad has, thus far, escaped several attempt on his life, making him suspicious of his team of bodyguards.

    “While everyone is looking for him in Iraq and Syria, no one expects him to be in Sirte,” the Libyan source told FNA, adding, “If he is to be exposed to danger, Sirte would be the last place on Earth for his life to be endangered as it is the safest Takfiri stronghold in the world.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  franco on Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:45 pm

    higurashihougi wrote:May you provide the link ? I failed to search it on GG.

    franco wrote:Reports that civilians in Raqqa have taken up arms in rebellion against ISIL.

    Residents of the city of Raqqah - the self-proclaimed "capital" of the terrorist group LIH rebelled against the insurgents and Syria's government hung the flags a few blocks, reports Sputnik citing eyewitnesses.

    According to eyewitnesses, national flags ATS appeared on buildings 5 ​​blocks Raqqa. After that, two blocks townspeople came to the rally with slogans in support of the Syrian army, the agency said.

    After the start of the rally, according to Sputnik Agency, between the demonstrators and militants began a fierce fighting. As a result, residents of Raqqa managed to destroy a large number of terrorists LIH.

    Eyewitnesses told the agency that the heavy fighting on Saturday in the streets and walked between terrorists. The main force militants blocked the exits of the city, that would not give the squad to escape the deserters, numbering about 100 people.

    The self-proclaimed "capital" LIH Raqqah is located in northern Syria on the banks of the Euphrates River. The city was captured by militants in 2013. After the transition under the control of terrorists, Syrian government forces tried to repel the town, including with the help of aviation, but their actions have not led to success.

    One of the divisions of the Syrian, who was near Raqqa, was cut off from the main government forces. In 2014 LIH completely break her resistance, with the result that the Syrian army has lost control over the entire province.

    Today offensive in Raqqa simultaneously carried out as Syrian government forces and Kurdish militia troops. The Kurds are moving to the main city of the terrorists from the north-east, while the army comes from Aleppo developing the western front Raqqa province.


    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/civilian-uprising-isis-raqqa-continues-5-neighborhoods-liberated/

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:49 pm

    US has today denied the two airbases, says it just has 50 SF on the ground in Syria.

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Mar 08, 2016 3:20 pm


    BREAKING:Syrian Army Begins Assault on Main Daesh Stronghold in Homs

    Syrian army launches offensive against Daesh stronghold in southwestern part of Homs province, according to a source.


    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160308/1035963142/syria-army-advance-daesh.html

    DETAILS TO FOLLOW

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Tue Mar 08, 2016 4:44 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    BREAKING:Syrian Army Begins Assault on Main Daesh Stronghold in Homs

    Syrian army launches offensive against Daesh stronghold in southwestern part of Homs province, according to a source.


    http://sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160308/1035963142/syria-army-advance-daesh.html

    DETAILS TO FOLLOW

    What?

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Mar 08, 2016 11:22 pm


    RuAF Mi-24 at Palmyra today

    https://twitter.com/bm21_grad/status/707217876726501377






    Also Palmyra:

    https://twitter.com/Syria_Protector/status/707226581236846592



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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  arpakola on Wed Mar 09, 2016 11:10 am

    Over 100 villages reconcile in Syria

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/over/ | Al-Masdar News
    The countrywide ceasefire has surprisingly been successful as Syrian government officials report over 100 villages have now agreed to reconcile after several years of war and instability. According to a source from the Syrian government, the majority of the reconciliation agreements have taken place in the Hama Governorate, where several groups recently settled their differences in exchange for peace. The source added that several villages around Qal’at Al-Madeeq inside the Al-Ghaab Plains were among the recently reconciled in the Hama Governorate. In the Damascus countryside, a Russian peace delegation is working to reconcile the rebel groups and the Syrian government forces in the Qudsiyah suborb after several failed attempts in the past between the two parties. Conducting the mediation process is a Russian peace delegation that is working diligently to uphold all agreements and to oversee their implementation. Since Jihadist groups are excluded from the countrywide ceasefire agreement, the Russian delegation has specifically focused on local rebel groups that do not have a criminal history.


    Reconciled leaders in Hama sit down for a peaceful dinner

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    Post  d_taddei2 on Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:50 pm

    looks like another cauldron is on the boil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil  this time in eastern Ghouta.

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-storms-rebels-stronghold-eastern-ghouta-map-update-2/



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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Mar 09, 2016 9:59 pm

    This Peto map makes the overall position a bit clearer. The SAA have split an existing 'cauldron'.


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:23 pm


    #SAA take Umm Miyal-Atshanah-Jubb Ali-Shuraymah-Rasm'Askar-Sirdah-Aqil-Al Qulay'ah-Kharbeel from IS in E.Khanaser

    https://twitter.com/miladvisor/status/707547758274678785


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  arpakola on Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:18 pm

    Chechen ISIS commander survives US airstrike after recieving treatment in Raqqa

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/chechen-isis-commander-survives-us-airstrike-recieving-treatment-raqqah/ | Al-Masdar News

    epic fail of the US raid

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    Post  George1 on Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:46 pm



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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  JohninMK on Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:15 pm

    Another map further to PapaDragon's above. This is a SAA rapid move east over open desert giving them a second arm to the strike heading towards Tabqa airbase whilst also threatening to cut the ISIS supply road from the north on the west side of the river.

    This is today's map



    This is last week's map


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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  BKP on Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:31 pm

    The 2016 Irony Awards: US Claims to Have Killed ISIS' US-Trained 'Minister of War'
    Well how about that. First you train them. Then you kill them! Or at least you do if you're Uncle Sam

    Irony, thy name is USA
    In latest Syria news US claims to have carried our a series of airstrikes against ISIS in eastern Syria. It also claims these strikes "likely" killed a top ISIS commander. The Chechen-Georgian Abu Omar al-Shishani (born Tarkhan Batirashvili):

    An Islamic State commander described by the Pentagon as the group's "minister of war" was likely killed in a U.S. air strike in Syria, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, in what would be a major victory in the United States' efforts to strike the militant group's leadership.

    Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, ranked among America's most wanted militants under a U.S. program that offered up to $5 million for information to help remove him from the battlefield.
    Now this would not be particularly humorous but for the fact the man Pentagon describes as ISIS' "minister of war" was originally trained by Pentagon in the build up to the Georgian-Russian war of 2008:

    According to Batirashvili’s ex-comrades in the Georgian military, Batirashvili was tapped immediately upon his enlistment to join Georgia’s U.S.-trained special forces.

    “He was a perfect soldier from his first days, and everyone knew he was a star,” said one former comrade, who asked not to be identified because he remains on active duty and has been ordered not to give media interviews about his former colleague.

    “We were well trained by American special forces units, and he was the star pupil.”
    What's more, in between his stint in the Georgian army and his currrent engagement with ISIS Batirashvili al-Shishani ran with Jaish al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar, a foreign jihadi group in Syria that "comingled" with the US-backed Free Syrian Army and the Al Nusra front. Al-Shishani was specifically praised for contributing to FSA gains around Aleppo:

    Thanks to Abu Omar’s willingness to speak to Al Jazeera, we also have video confirmation of his emerging star status within rebel ranks and relationship of direct cooperation with the US backed FSA commander.

    Omar Shishani’s interview was archived online by Al Jazeera Arabic. While offering a simple statement about conquering all of the Syria from “the kuffar,” Abu Omar is surrounded by some of the same men, including emir Abu Jandal (identified above by the New York Times) – the same Abu Jandal that is presented as second in rank under Robert Ford’s friend Col. Okaidi in the latter’s victory huddle.

    In another video where he stands proudly amidst a mix of fighters, Omar addresses the camera in Russian and recognizes the FSA’s valiant efforts in its eight months long siege of the government airbase.
    So, let's review the timeline:

    2006: USA trains Batirashvili al-Shishani

    2013: USA allied to Batirashvili al-Shishani

    2016: USA glows with pride for having "likely" killed Batirashvili al-Shishani

    Maybe USA doesn't know what the eff it's doing???

    http://russia-insider.com/en/military/2016-irony-award-us-claims-have-killed-isis-us-trained-minister-war/ri13265

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    Re: Syrian Civil War: News #7

    Post  KoTeMoRe on Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:40 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/world/middleeast/obama-criticizes-the-free-riders-among-americas-allies.html?ref=middleeast&_r=0

    Yeah they don't have the slightest clue about what they're doing!.

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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:30 pm


    How many pricks called "Shishani" are there in this war? confused

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    Post  BKP on Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:38 pm

    KoTeMoRe wrote:http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/world/middleeast/obama-criticizes-the-free-riders-among-americas-allies.html?ref=middleeast&_r=0

    Yeah they don't have the slightest clue about what they're doing!.

    Obama's statements are interesting and  revealing in a number of ways.

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    How many pricks called "Shishani" are there in this war? confused

    It's probably  douchey of me, but  I keep thinking "shishkabab" (okay, go ahead, que up "remove kabab").


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    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:45 pm


    Russian TV crew doing full "Desert Storm" thing outside Palmyra:



    How some people can fight war in a place without a single tree or at least a decent shrub is beyond me... dunno

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