SYRIANS RETURN HOME TO DEVASTATED PALMYRA IN WAKE OF I.S. RETREAT…….

A brush with Islam 101’ers (Post-Hijra Islam, which abrogates the Meccan period) will always leave a bade taste in the mouth.

Face it, Palmyra was no paradise, it’s just that Islamic State jihadis accentuated the Islam already present in that society. They’ve always had honor murders, treating of minorities with contempt, corrupted courts and street vigilantism, just not that the amount unleashed by the pious followers of Islam who were bringing reform.

‘Palmyra was a paradise’: Heartbreak as Syrians return home briefly to collect belongings from ancient city following devastation caused by ISIS militants

Soldiers walk through a devastated part of the city, which was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago

Soldiers walk through a devastated part of the city, which was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago

  • Hundreds returned in government buses this week to check on their homes
  • Residents managed to salvage carpets, blankets and family mementos
  • There is no water or electricity in city, which was recaptured last month 
  • Historic city was taken over by ISIS fighters nearly a year ago  

Hundreds of residents have returned to the Syrian city of Palmyra, following the devastation caused by ISIS militants.

Families came in government buses from Homs to check on their homes and salvage any belongings they could.

There is no water or electricity, and it will be at least a few months before anyone can return to stay.

Hundreds of residents returned to Palmyra to check on their homes and salvage what they could. The citadel is seen in the background as families load their belongings onto a bus in the town

Hundreds of residents returned to Palmyra to check on their homes and salvage what they could. The citadel is seen in the background as families load their belongings onto a bus in the town

Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands of terrified civilians who fled west, many escaping with just the clothes on their backs and the few belongings they could carry by hand.

The 22-year-old is among the residents trickling back to Palmyra to salvage items such as carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos.

The emotional scenes of people hurriedly carting away belongings highlights Palmyra’s present-day human tragedy that has been largely sidelined by the magnitude of the destruction inflicted by IS militants on the world famous Roman-era ruins that stand just outside the town.

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MEFORUM: PUTIN BUGGING OUT OF SYRIA SINCE HE SECURED IT FOR ASSAD……

Here’s something worth mulling over…….

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h/t: ChanahS.

RUSSIAN TROOPS HEADING TO THE EXIT IN SYRIA…….

Assad soon looking for an exit…….

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Russian Withdrawal Could Set Stage for Assad’s Exit

SYRIA: FRANSICAN FRIARS SAY “WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED” FROM LANDS OCCUPIED BY ISLAMONAZIS……

Friars showing the spine of steel vacant from the multitudes of fighting aged men flowing into Europe.

Franciscan Friars: ‘We Will Not Leave Lands Occupied by Jihadists’ 

After serious deliberation, the Franciscan Friars of the Custody of the Holy Land, a group of monks living in territory occupied by the Islamic State in Syria, have made the decision to stay on despite the dangers, insisting that a good shepherd never abandons his sheep.

In recent days, the Prior of the community, Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, took a survey among his confreres asking whether whether in the face of new risks of violence and persecution it was better to stay on with the few remaining Christians or to move to safer territory.

The number of local Christians in the parishes of the Syrian villages under the control of Islamist forces continues to dwindle as many leave on their own or are driven out. Moreover, outright persecution against the Christians has also increased. Not long ago, one of the Franciscans, Father Dhiya Azziz, was abducted by Islamist militants, and only released after 12 days of detention.

More here.

US ‘ALLIES’ IN SYRIA NOW FIGHTING CIA-BACKED REBELS…….

There are no good sides in this war.

LONG KNIIVES

All the more need to have left both sides alone in the fight, and wait to see who’s left standing. Then after the fighting has ended, take them out, and install a faction that will pose no threat to the West, and with a not so subtle warning, behave or else.

Exclusive: U.S. Allies Now Fighting CIA-Backed Rebels


Not long ago, U.S. jets and Shia militias worked together to battle ISIS. Today, those militias are trying to take down American proxies in Syria.

Iraqi militias who once fought ISIS with U.S. help are now working with Russian and Iranian forces to crush American-backed rebels in the strategic Syrian city of Aleppo, two defense officials have told The Daily Beast.

At least three Shia militias involved in successful battles against ISIS in Iraq—the Badr Brigade, Kata’ib Hezbollah, and the League of the Righteous—have acknowledged taking casualties in fighting in south and southeast Aleppo province. U.S. defense officials confirmed to The Daily Beast that they believe “at least one” unit of the Badr Brigade is fighting in southern Aleppo alongside other Iraqi militia groups. Those groups are backed by Russian airpower and Iranian troops—and all of whom are bolstering President Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Arab Army.

Reports on social media say the Iraqi militias in Syria are armed with U.S. tanks and small arms they procured on the Iraqi side of the border. Those reports could not be independently confirmed.

More here.

SYRIA: ISLAMIC SUSHI REVENGE FEUD CLAIMS 60 AS SUICIDE/HOMICIDE BOMBERS ATTACK NEAR SHI’ITE SHRINE…….

Islam, it’s a never ending blood sport……

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At least 60 killed and dozens wounded in Syria attack as ISIS suicide bombers target military bus outside Damascus near revered Shiite shrine

Syrian security forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings in the area of a revered Shiite shrine in the town of Sayyida Zeinab, on the outskirts of Damascus 

Syrian security forces and residents gather at the site of suicide bombings in the area of a revered Shiite shrine in the town of Sayyida Zeinab, on the outskirts of Damascus

  • Dozens killed in suicide blasts near the Shiite shrine of Sayyida Zeinab, south of Syrian capital Damascus
  • ISIS claimed responsibility for attacks that killed 25 Shiite fighters, among the others, and wounded dozens 
  • Sayyida Zeinab contains grave of a granddaughter of the Prophet Mohammed and is Shiite pilgrimage site
  • Explosions tore a massive crater in the road and was so powerful that it scorched the facade of a six-storey building
  • It comes as representatives of Syria’s government and its divided opposition meet in Geneva for peace talks
  • See more of the latest news on the Islamic State suicide bombing in Syria

Bombings claimed by the Islamic State group have killed at least 60 people, including 25 Shiite fighters, and wounded dozens near Syria’s holiest Shiite shrine outside the capital Damascus.

The first blast was caused by a car bomb that went off at a bus station by a public transport garage near the Sayyida Zeinab shrine.

Two suicide bombers then set off their explosive belts when people gathered at the scene, according to official SANA news agency.

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GERMANY: LEAKED GOVERNMENT REPORT WARNS OF JIHADIS RETURNING FROM SYRIA TO INFLICT PARIS-STYLE MASSACRES…….

Here in Finland jackasses paid by the state bloviate on how that’s so unlikely here.

Germany is facing a Paris-style massacre by its own citizens who return ‘completely brutalised’ after fighting in Syria, leaked government report warns

Bodies lie in the street outside Le Carillon restaurant in Paris after a series of suicide bomb and gun attacks by ISIS militants on November 13. Germany's interior ministry has produced a report saying the country can expect an attack on the scale of the Paris massacre by 'completely brutalised' returnees from the Syrian war

Bodies lie in the street outside Le Carillon restaurant in Paris after a series of suicide bomb and gun attacks by ISIS militants on November 13. Germany’s interior ministry has produced a report saying the country can expect an attack on the scale of the Paris massacre by ‘completely brutalised’ returnees from the Syrian war

  • Interior Ministry report says Germany is a ‘declared target’ for fanatics
  • Warns of attack on scale of Paris using suicide bombers and gunmen
  • 850 Germans have joined radical groups including ISIS in Syria and Iraq
  • More than 300 have returned and are considered ‘hardened and brutalised’

Germany can expect a terror on the scale of the Paris massacres by ‘completely brutalised’ returnees from the Syrian conflict, a government report has warned.

The confidential internal report by the Interior Ministry was leaked by Bild newspaper.

It says Germany is a ‘declared target’ for fanatics who want to copy the bomb and gun attacks of November 13 last year on the streets of Germany.

Specifically, the report warns of attacks in the style of the Paris outrage using bombs, firearms and explosives.

It states: ‘Germany is declared an actual target of Jihadist motivated violence which can come at any time in the form of acts of violence against state and civil institutions as well as civil servants and civilians’.

Read more: H/T: Buck

SYRIA: LEADERS OF ISLAMONAZI REBEL GROUP BLOWN TO SMITHEREENS…….

Boom………

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Head of major Syrian rebel group and several leaders are killed in Damascus airstrike

Zahran Alloush, (second left) the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the strongest insurgent faction in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an air raid that targeted his group's headquarters

Zahran Alloush, (second left) the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the strongest insurgent faction in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an air raid that targeted his group’s headquarters

  • Zahran Alloush and five commanders from Jaysh al-Islam killed in Syria
  • The powerful rebel group’s headquarters was targeted in Damascus suburb 
  • Local media claim the attack was caused by a deadly Russian airstrike

The leader of one of Syria’s most powerful rebel groups is thought to have been killed yesterday in a Russian airstrike near Damascus.

Zahran Alloush, the head of Jaysh al Islam, one of the strongest insurgent faction in the rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, was killed in an air raid that targeted his group’s headquarters.

They said a secret headquarters of the group, which is the largest rebel faction in the area and has thousands of fighters, was targeted by what they described as Russian planes.

SYRIANS BRINGING FLESH EATING DISEASE INTO AMERICA…..?

Something that Democrat supporters of Obama can relate to.

EXCLUSIVE – Syrian Refugees Bringing Flesh-Eating Disease into U.S.?

JERUSALEM – There is a risk that Middle Eastern refugees entering the   U.​S​.​ could be infected with a flesh-eating disease that is sweeping across Syria.

Health agencies confirmed that Syrian refugees have transported leishmaniasis to Lebanon and Turkey, where it has been difficult to manage and treat.

Compounding the problem, ​patients can be infected with ​the parasitic disease ​without showing symptoms for weeks, months, or even years, ​and ​an asymptomatic patient most likely doesn’t know that he or she is a carrier.

​​This means the health screening process for refugees could miss the disease entirely​.

Breitbart Jerusalem spoke with healthcare experts, including an epidemiologist from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC’s Immigrant, Refugee, and Migrant Health Branch, which is responsible for guiding the medical screening of the Syrian refugees seeking to enter the U.S.

More here.

THE SYRIAN SWILL HOLE OF JIHAD, FIFTY SHADES OF THE SAME COLOR…….

Like I’ve been saying, there is no good side to rally around, they’re Islam 101’ers, the sooner you realize that, the better.

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Syria war: Third of rebels share IS aims, report claims

  • 20 December 2015
A lone armed and masked Islamic State militant waving an ISIS / ISIL flag, on a deserted street in Raqqa, June 2014Image copyrightReuters

Image captionDefeating IS militarily “would not end global jihadism”, the study says

About a third of rebel groups in Syria – some 100,000 fighters – share the ideology of so-called Islamic State (IS), new research suggests.

The Centre on Religion and Geopolitics, linked to former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, said defeating IS militarily “would not end global jihadism”.

That would require an “intellectual and theological defeat” of its ideology.

The Syrian conflict has killed more than 250,000 people. Millions more have been displaced.

A Western coalition has been carrying out air strikes against IS in Syria and Iraq for more than a year.

In September, Russian forces began air strikes against rebels in Syria, targeting “all terrorists”, including IS. However, Western-backed groups are also reported to have been hit.

More here.

DANIEL GREENFIELD: SYRIANS NOT LIKE HOLOCAUST VICTIMS, THEY THINK THE HOLOCAUST WAS A GOOD THING……

The audacity of Muslims (and their lackeys) labeling others as bigots for not wanting to import antisemites.

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SYRIANS AREN’T LIKE HOLOCAUST VICTIMS, THEY THINK THE HOLOCAUST WAS A GOOD THING

“Allah willing, the next time will be at the hand of the believers.”

Daniel Greenfield

The most cynical meme of the already cynical debate about Syrian Muslim migrants is the claim that they’re just like Jews during the Holocaust. Except that nobody is seeking to wipe out Sunni Muslims. Sunni Muslim terror groups however are trying to exterminate Christians and Yazidis.

Despite that, Obama applied his own UNHCR refugee religious test and only took in 1 Syrian Yazidi, 53 Christians and a few thousand Sunni Muslims.

Oh and there’s one more problem with the false analogy. Syrians think the Holocaust was awesome and the Jews had it coming.

Syrian children are also taught that Jews are evil and a false people and that their religion does not make them a nation. Syrian textbooks praise the Holocaust as a positive event.

That last part comes from the “Nationalist Socialist Education Textbook”. Might have something to do with the fact that the dominant Syrian political movements on both sides, Baathists, SSNP and the Muslim Brotherhood, were heavily influenced by Nazism. The SSNP stands for Syrian Social Nationalist Party. Its logo is pretty much a swastika.

Other stuff Syrian kiddies are taught…

Israel was never inhabited by Jews, nor is Jerusalem holy to them… The Jews were foreign occupiers and accused of violating the holy space with their presence. It is the Muslim obligation to evict them from the city.

Also terrorism is really great.

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SHOULDN’T SYRIAN MEN BE FLOCKING TO FIGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY……..?

This is what I told muslim settlers via (a rather seedy looking) translator, what are you doing here in Finland, if you love your country, why aren’t you there fighting for it?

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The reason why they’re not, is that they have no fidelity to the country outside of their own family, clan and tribe. They will not lay down their lives willingly for another, they want the West to do that for them.

‘We have thousands of migrants coming from Syria. Most are young men. We should train them up, arm them and send them back to their own country. And that is the way to do it.’

He’s right. Why should we risk British lives when there are Syrian men, fit enough to fight for freedom in their homeland, fleeing to safety here?

The answer is obvious, the political will, not so obvious.

PLATELL’S PEOPLE: Shouldn’t the Syrian men flocking here fight to free their nation?

Corporal Simon Miller, 21, is one of the six British troops slaughtered by a baying mob inside a police station in southern Iraq in 2003

Corporal Simon Miller, 21, is one of the six British troops slaughtered by a baying mob inside a police station in southern Iraq in 2003

The drum beat to war in Syria is becoming ever louder. It seems inevitable now that our MPs will vote for air strikes, beginning perhaps as soon as next week.

Many, like me, have a deep sense of foreboding. Military experts say there can be no defeat of Islamic State by bombing alone; no prospect of peace without troops on the ground.

But whose troops? Whose lives on the line? Surely not those of our young men and women — again.

Despite the PM’s pledge there will be no British ‘boots on the ground’, many of us fear inevitable mission creep.

That apprehension was perfectly articulated by a man named John Miller, from Tyne & Wear, who called BBC’s Five Live during a debate on the Syrian conflict on Wednesday.

John is the father of the late Corporal Simon Miller, 21, one of the six British troops slaughtered by a baying mob inside a police station in southern Iraq in 2003. The memory of that atrocity still haunts us all. Now Mr Miller is fearful more British lives will be needlessly lost and more parents like him left to grieve.

‘What Cameron is saying doesn’t half smack to me of how Blair built up to Iraq,’ he said. ‘We are certainly moving to mission creep, boots on the ground there. And we will have body bags coming home every day again.’

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SHOT DOWN RUSSIAN PILOT CLAIMS TURKS GAVE ‘NO WARNING’, VOWS REVENGE…….

Fog of war.

He said-she said claims aside, but both sides are very well known for crossing and violating the airspace of other countries, continuously.

Rescued Russian pilot vows ‘pay back’ for his lost co-pilot after Turks shot him down with ‘no warning’… as Putin unleashes fearsome anti-aircraft missile system in revenge

Russian pilot vows 'pay back' for lost co-pilot after Turkey shot him down

The Russian jet pilot rescued by special forces from a forest in northern Syria has today vowed to continue flying missions over the country as ‘payback’ for his commander. Captain Konstantin Murakhtin (pictured main, with his wife), who was evacuated from rebel-held territory after his plane was downed by Turkey, has also claimed he was given no warning he was violating Turkish airspace.

His co-pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov (inset left) was killed after the plane they were flying was shot down by the Turkish military yesterday. A soldier named today as Alexandr Pozynich (inset right) was also killed during the 12-hour operation to rescue Cpt Murahtin. Despite the international community’s best efforts to reduce tensions, President Vladimir Putin has now deployed his feared S-400 battalions (illustrated right) to Latakia, Syria, in response.

Military analysts said the anti-aircraft system – with a missile range of 250 miles – was a ‘formidable potential threat’ to coalition aircraft flying over Syria, Iraq, Turkey and even as far as Cyprus, where RAF jets are stationed.

More here.

RUSSIAN PILOT SAFE AFTER 12 HRS BEHIND ISLAMONAZI LINES, NOW WITH THE FASCISTS…….

Just calling them as I see them…..

Next time Putin, don’t fail to respond 10 ten times to demands of turn around.

Downed Russian pilot is rescued after 12 hours behind enemy lines: Flyer ‘alive and well’ after dramatic mission to save him… as Moscow declares the Turkish attack a ‘planned provocation’

Russia launches air strikes in Syria's Latakia province after Turkey downed jet

President Vladimir Putin confirmed that the pilot, identified as Captain Konstantin Murahtin, had been rescued by Russian military in a 12-hour long joint operation with Syrian government forces, and taken to a Russian air base. The plane’s other pilot, Lieutenant Colonel Oleg Peshkov, who was reportedly killed by rebel forces as he parachuted to safety from the flaming wreckage of the Sukhoi SU-24 fighter jet shot down by Turkey near the Syrian border yesterday, will posthumously be given Russia’s highest award for valour, the Hero of Russia medal, Putin said.

More here

BREAKING: TURKEY SHOOTS DOWN RUSSIAN JET……! (UPDATE, VIDEO): 1 PILOT CAPTURED BY JIHADIS!

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A TURKEY SHOOT!

TURKEY SHOOT

UPDATE: BREAKING 2 pilots ejected from downed plane, one captured by Syria rebels: Turkish reports “Russian Defense Ministry says it can prove the aircraft was over Syria for whole flight.

UPDATE II Shot dead:

  Decision to shoot down Russian warplane was made personally by the Turkish prime minister turkey shoots down russian jet2

H/T: Lori Lowenthal Marcus

MORE: It’s official: Turkey has indeed dropped Russian aircraft. Clashes in the area where one of the pilots who dropped off. Erdogan-Putin resistor.

Turkey shoots down military jet over Syrian border – local media report plane is Russian

The Russian Defence Ministry and Turkish Presidency, quoted in Russian and Turkish media reports, have both described the plane as Russian, and video posted by the Haberturk TV station appeared to show the jet coming down in flames.

A military official, quoted by Turkey’s Dogan news agency, said the plane was shot down by Turkish F16s, and that the pilot was given prior warning.

Various reports described the plane as coming down in hostile Syrian territory, and the fate of the two pilots on board was unknown.

CNN Turk published images purporting to show two pilots parachuting safely to the ground, and reported that two helicopters had been sent from Turkey to retrieve them.

While a number of videos were posted to social media appearing to show the plane itself crashing.

MORE HERE

NOTE: CNN of course is right on top of things………

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MUSLIM SETTLER ON TAPE DISCUSSING HOW EASY IT IS TO GET FAKE PASSPORTS…….

This is what I was reporting on a couple of months ago:

A criminal system that issues false passports, fake visas, with smuggling handlers to guide them along their way ensures that a naive European populace, with an uninterested investigative media, are being taken for fools.

[…] So that’s how it works. There are lots of fake passports. He (Afghan refugee in Finland) said that there’s a vast majority of fake visas and passports.

… but now, finally the US (new) media is catching on, due to the explosive issue (literally) of Islamic State terrorists infiltrating themselves within  the waves of muslim settlers.

O’Keefe Video: Syrian ‘Refugees’ Claim Syrians Using Fake Passports To Get Into Europe

Published on Nov 19, 2015

Three Syrian refugees in Greece are caught on hidden camera talking about using fake passports to get to Europe and the US. They talk about using the same route as one of the terrorists who perpetrated the attack in Paris last week. When asked how to obtain a fake passport one of the Syrian refugees responded: “You need a person who the made the fake passport. And you need to pay for it. Maybe about three thousand Euro. ($3,189).” He also added that that is how a lot of Syrians come to the US and that there are a lot of Syrians in France.