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Syria Conflict: Aleppo Bombed By Fighter Planes
BBC ^ | July 24, 2012

Posted on 07/24/2012 9:44:48 AM PDT by Fennie

Fighter jets have bombed eastern areas of Syria's second city Aleppo, a BBC reporter near the city says.

The attack is seen as a significant escalation in the conflict.

It is thought to be the first time that warplanes have been used in Aleppo, our correpondent says.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: assad; fighterplanes; syria
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To: robowombat

I am pulling for Assad!! I just hate the Al Queda because they killed 2900 people in my country. Assad is Shia. They don’t suicide bomb and they have never done anything in my country and they hate Sunnis. We should hate Sunnis , like Wahhabi cult sunni Nidal Hassan who to this day is hidden from view after killing 13 and wounding 43 unarmed soldiers and women at Ft Hood. You can’t make it up but his damned trial has never occurred. Last week it was Ramadan (sp?) and the month before he had a damned beard. Kill the SOB!! Kill him NOW!!

21 posted on 07/25/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’ve mentioned this already on another post but feel its important enough to repeat,

Isaiah Chapter 27:13
“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.”

Three things are mentioned here and its within the context of ‘that day’ or the day of the Lord, its the end of the Age,

1. Believers are ready to perish in the land of Assyria
2. Outcasts from the land of Egypt
3. The great trumpet shall be blown

In prophecy, the trumpet being blown cannot be understated. I conjecture this is not a reference to one of the Seven trumpets of Revelation, or Silver trumpets from the Temple, but the Trump of God, the same one heard in Exodus 19,

Here is a a quote from from a June 2012 news story:
the Muslim Brotherhood’s Egyptian presidential candidate, Mohammed Morsi, has stated that Christians will be forced to “convert, pay tribute, or leave.”

In Egypt, Christians are essentially becoming ‘outcasts’ in their own country,

This ‘whirlwind’ of nations falling in the so-called Arab spring may allow for this kind of oppression to go on for years, but it wont be allowed to go on forever,

22 posted on 07/25/2012 6:25:50 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: robowombat
The grand strategy is to continue to isolate and contain Iran and create an Islamacist block that does not direct its Jihad at the US.

That's a lot like trying to create a mako shark that only feeds on seaweed.

23 posted on 07/25/2012 8:09:14 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Fennie

The politics of the rebels aside (Islamist headchoppers I am sure), I admire the fact that somewhere on the planet they still have MEN. Men who are not afraid to raise arms against tyrants, and who are willing to risk their lives to attain freedom. Sadly modern Americans can barely be bothered to vote for freedom let alone die for it. No wonder people want to ban guns, they think guns are for shooting ducks or protecting your home, nobody remembers the REAL reason we have them.

24 posted on 07/25/2012 9:14:23 PM PDT by BurningOak (
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To: marygonzo

There is a on going US policy of isolating and containing Iran that is continued from one administration to another irrespective of the party occupying the White House. Its origins are both in the profound rage at the Iranians for the 1979 embassy seizure by the professional foreign service types. Holding a lot of FSO’s hostage for over a year is the about the biggest insult that could be administered to the Foreign Service culture. Besides this the Arabists in the State Department have a generally deep pro-Sunni bias. The Sunnis are the majority ‘establishment’ group in the Middle East and the governing class in the ME is almost entirely Sunni so the Foreign Service has adopted the attitudes of the political class of the region they have made their careers in. The Shia are looked upon about the same way the Maronites in Lebanon are; trouble making trash that need to be contained and periodically given a strong lesson in who is in charge. The fanatical Wahhabi outbursts are just considered the lunatic fringe of the normal and rightful political culture of the region. This attitude is also somewhat mirrored in the CIA with less affection for the Sunnis. There it is just a given that the Sunnis have the big battalions and the deep pockets so those are who one cultivates and screw the rest. The Israelis are so powerful that the Sunni really know deep down they are never going to uproot them so they will just keep up a perpetual tribal war with the Jewish state. For both the state Department and the CIA something like Maj Hassan’s rampage is just greeted with a world weary shrug and a comment that its the Army’s problem and not theirs. The boys and girls at State and CIA feel they have already given at the office and have plenty of their own problems to deal with. That I am sorry to relate to you is life in the big city inside the Beltway.

25 posted on 07/26/2012 12:18:27 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: arrogantsob
Read my post 25. The State Department Arabists have a profound pro-Sunni bias and they are determined to isolate and punish Iran and its proxies for the insult of the 1979 embassy seizure. These people and the CIA are a permanent element of the government culture and can and do carry out long term policies. The people at state believe rightly or wrongly that most of the Middle East is culturally Islamist already so encouraging the Moslem Brotherhood-Saudi alliance to fund and help operate Sunni militias in Iraq and Syria is just logical. The Saudis have a ton of money and the Brotherhood has plenty of contacts and can line up the people to staff the new AQ in Syria and Iraq. For State it is just going with what they see as the natural flow of politics in the region for the CIA it is just pragmatism as the Sunnis are the really powerful group and the Shia are considered to be dangerously unstable so screw ‘em over if you can.
26 posted on 07/26/2012 12:27:23 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: robowombat

Good analyses.I pretty much agree with your realistic assessment.I might add that there seems to be no understanding of Sunni/Shia reality and a morphing of such things as suicide bombing over to Shia when none exists. Its like “we’ll just blame the Shia for everything the Sunnis do” (Wahhabi) and keep buying oil. Not one Shia was involved on the attack on our country— Iraq was in under control and people will tell you that Iraq had something to do with the attack on the US. It really is devoid of truth or recognition of the obvious.I grant you that Iran35 years ago siezed our embassy but they killed noone. Israel not only steals our state secrets with guys like Jonathan Pollard, who should have be executed. but Israel knowingly and willfully attacked the the USS Liberty in 1967 killing 31 and wounding 178 Americans!!! Why not bomb Israel now for that before we bomb Iran for not killing any of our embassy people before they let them go?? Seems like a double standard. But as far a Syria is concerned— internal matter. Stay the hell out of it.

27 posted on 07/26/2012 12:46:43 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: Zhang Fei

Thanks for the info.

28 posted on 07/26/2012 1:54:49 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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