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  1. fuz al-nufi Bar Regular

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    for every one civilian killed by isis almost eight are killed by the syrian government.

    a traitor is a traitor and all traitors should be executed.
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    Fitz, it's more like cult indoctrination. You're Canadian, you have no dog in this fight.

    Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – – and transformed the Middle East

    Now, close to 1,500 years later, have come waves of fighters who paid strict heed to these prophecies – and see the rise of Islamic State as a crucial turning point in a centuries-long battle of civilisations. For their purposes, the “Persians” today are not simply Iran, but also the Alawite regime that controls Syria and the Shia militias from around the region who have come to its defence.
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    Isis: the inside story


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    The jihadis started to arrive in the summer of 2012, more than one year into Syria’s war, which had by then started to tip in favour of a ramshackle opposition that was locked into ousting Bashar al-Assad at all costs. Over the following six months, the foreigners came from all points of the globe, gradually asserting their will over opposition groups that were failing to press home their early gains on the battlefield and offered no convincing plan for the type of society that would eventually emerge from Syria’s ruins.
    One man in Dabiq recalled to me the day that the war for the north was lost to the jihadis. “They came in a column of trucks one day early last year. They said nothing. They just set themselves up at the mosque,” he said in May 2014. “Now everyone knows where Dabiq is. We are why they are destroying the whole region.”
    “We know about the prophecy, of course we do,” another Dabiq local told me, sitting on the concrete floor of his home in late 2013. “But we are hoping that it is just legend. God willing they will leave us alone.” The man’s faith was misplaced. Within three months, Isis had set up a command post among rows of concrete homes, and was sending hundreds of its fighters and their families to relocate there.
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    But they also had myriad other reasons for joining the terror group that had little to do with their understanding of Islamic scripture or any sense of holy war. Some saw themselves as victims of oppression, others as sons of dispossessed families. Another thought of himself as a cultural warrior, not a holy warrior: he argued that joining the jihad was an entirely practical obligation, necessary to restore the caliphate and bring on the prophecy of the end times.
    Few were untouched by a yearning for the collective memory of the early centuries of Islam, alongside contemporary grievances about a humiliating loss of power at the hands of the west in recent years. By late 2014, they were all fighting under the banner of the most radical and dangerous jihadi group to have formed in the past 30 years. And Dabiq was now ground zero for their struggle.

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/17/why-isis-fight-syria-iraq
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    Fitz b trolling Giada-doll
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    7 ISIS members detained in Urals prepared terrorist acts for Moscow, St. Petersburg – FSB

    Seven Islamic State members preparing terror acts in Moscow and St. Petersburg have been detained in the city of Ekaterinburg in the Urals Region, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) said. The leader of the group came to Russia from Turkey.
    After terror acts in Russia’s two largest cities, as well as the Sverdlovsk Region, where the city of Ekaterinburg is located, members of the terror group planned to flee to Syria where parts of territory are under control of Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
    The gunmen were planning to carry out "high-profile terrorist attacks using self-made explosive devices," the FSB said, as reported by Russian media.
    The authorities also found IED components, electric detonators, hand grenades, handguns and extremist reading matter.
    The extremists in the terror cell are citizens of Russia and some Central Asian countries.

    https://www.rt.com/news/331702-russia-isis-cell-detained/
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    Ongoing US Gubbermint gunrunning to ISIS & Al-Qaeda revealed in Janes Defense article.
    Weapons supplied from Bulgarian, Romanian & Croat factories.

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    Syria peace talks and polls signal Assad's growing confidence


    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's negotiating team is in no hurry to return to the Geneva peace talks, which resume this week. Delay suits them.

    The partial truce brokered by the US and Russia is under strain, and the Syrian military has announced a campaign to "liberate" Aleppo with the backing of Russian air strikes, a move which, if successful, may encourage President Assad to declare a major victory against the struggling opposition.

    Bashar al-Jaafari, the government's head negotiator, has already announced his team will arrive in Geneva late.

    Wednesday's Syrian parliamentary elections, announced at short notice just weeks ago, have to be completed first. Then Mr Jaafari is scheduled to give a keynote speech in New Jersey to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Syria's full independence from French rule.

    The message to the international community is clear: the Assad regime is the only legitimate government of Syria.

    Image boost

    The propaganda value to President Assad of the recent recapture of Palmyra from so-called Islamic State (IS) in championing this message has been key.

    Foreign journalists, normally denied visas, were suddenly invited in and bussed across the desert to photograph the fabulous ancient ruins, still 80% intact, that lie between Syria's largest oasis and an extinct volcano - the perfect romantic backdrop to what Mr Assad hopes will be his rehabilitation as national hero valiantly fighting IS terrorism.

    Palmyra was the crown jewel in Syria's tourism industry and its restoration will now be the flagship project for rebuilding Syria.

    Election slogans on the placards all over Damascus echo the mantra "Together, hand in hand, we will rebuild Syria", "Victorious Syria votes".

    President Assad himself is never mentioned, just Syria, its glory and its martyrs, though he has commented how the startling 12,000 candidates for the 250 seats prove the vote is not a sham.

    Both Russian and Iranian parliamentarians have been in Damascus to support the vote and declare their readiness to be "a real partner to their Syrian counterparts in the post-crisis reconstruction stage".

    The Russian delegation said it "sensed the obvious competition among all candidates."

    Empty exercise

    But on the international stage no-one except Russia and Iran recognises these elections.

    The outcome is a foregone conclusion since candidates are carefully screened and selected by the security authorities and Syria's penal code makes it illegal to issue public statements that "weaken national sentiment".

    As at the last parliamentary elections, which I experienced first-hand in Damascus in 2012, most voters neither know nor care about the candidates - the Syrian parliament is largely impotent.

    Other Syrians have either fled the country, live in Kurdish, opposition or IS-held areas or been killed in the fighting. Government employees are obliged to vote or risk losing their jobs.

    The opposition in exile and even the officially tolerated domestic opposition have called for a boycott of the vote, seeing it as a trick to gain leverage in the peace talks.

    The Democratic Unity Party (PYD), the largest Syrian Kurdish grouping, which is busy consolidating three semi-autonomous "cantons" in the north, has also said it will not allow voting in the territory it controls.

    So far the PYD has not been invited to the Geneva talks, for fear of upsetting the main opposition umbrella group at the talks and its chief backers, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

    Veneer of unity

    The UN's special envoy, Staffan de Mistura, is putting a brave face on all such complications, stressing that the peace talks are "flexible".

    His optimistic aim is to achieve UN-supervised elections within 18 months, where all Syrians can vote, even the diaspora, be they penniless refugees or wealthy businessmen.

    But the last thing President Assad wants is independently monitored elections in which Syrians can freely choose their representatives.

    His skilful negotiating team, whenever it arrives in Geneva, will ensure that goal stays tantalisingly out of reach, whilst appearing to offer national unity and reconciliation.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-36024370
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    very bad news for assad and his merry band of brigands. US-vetted rebels to be provided with MANPADS very soon. Assadists criminals are going to be dropping out of the sky left and right.

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    Those moderate rebels will never send those to shoot a civilian airliner to their less moderate friends.
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    Baghdad. @fuz al-nufi told ya so, if protestors can do it, anyone can.

    IRAQI PROTESTERS BREACH GREEN ZONE, STORM PARLIAMENT
    "BAGHDAD (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government.
    The breach marked a major escalation in the country's political crisis following months of anti-government protests, sit-ins and demonstrations by supporters of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. The Green Zone is home to most ministries and foreign embassies and has long been the focus of al-Sadr's criticism of the government.
    Earlier Saturday, al-Sadr accused Iraqi politicians of blocking political reforms aimed at combating corruption and waste. While al-Sadr didn't call for an escalation to the protests, shortly after his remarks his supporters began scaling the compound's walls. A group of young men then pulled down a section of concrete blast walls to cheers from the crowd of thousands gathered in the streets outside."

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    ur still very wrong and confused. These followers of al-Sadr were obviously given a pass to storm parliament because if they had of fired on them the Iraqi government would've not only immediately collapsed(never to be repaired again) a massive Shia rebellion would've been the result. Without the support of Sadr and his Shias there is no Iraqi government.
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    You're wrong.
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    Nope - that is precisely the situation. Sadr is throwing his weight around threatening to take down the government because they won't appoint ministers that he approves of. He has the power to completely take down the government and call thousands of Shias to arms. The Iraqi government would literally fall apart overnight, the Baghdad government would cease to exist and likely have to flee the country.

    Many western observers falsely believe that Sadr is totally controlled by Iran but he isn't and he calls the shots for all Iraqi Shia. There isome enmity between the Arab Shia leadership and the Persian Shia leadership. The Arab variety basically don't like to be bossed around by the Persians despite being allies. This is why Tehran hasn't been able to turn Baghdad into a total puppet.
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    "The Green Zone can never be penetrated" Fitz.
    Now ISIS can put heads on the fence as trophies.
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    Baghdad declares state of emergency and city's gates are closed as protesters storm parliament

    A state of emergency has been declared in Baghdad and the city's gates closed after hundreds of protesters stormed its parliament.
    Supporters of Shi'ite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stormed Baghdad's Green Zone and entered the parliament building.
    It comes after lawmakers failed to convene for a vote on overhauling the government, two witnesses said.
    Protesters have also blocked the city's airport in a bid to prevent officials from fleeing the country.
    The protesters, who had gathered outside the heavily fortified district housing government buildings and many foreign embassies, crossed a bridge over the Tigris River chanting, "The cowards ran away!" in apparent reference to lawmakers leaving parliament, one of the witnesses said.
    A guard at a checkpoint said the protesters had not been searched before entering. About ten members of the armed group loyal to Sadr were checking protesters cursorily as government security forces who usually conduct careful searches with bomb-sniffing dogs stood by the side, the witness said.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/baghdad-declares-state-emergency-citys-7867182
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