Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

ISIS Gains First Ground in Lebanon
The Wire ^ | August 4, 2014 | David Ludwig

Posted on 08/05/2014 5:54:44 AM PDT by NYer


Lebanese army soldiers outside Arsal near the Syrian border in Lebanon, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

Presented by

Militants associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured the Lebanese city of Arsal in fighting that began on Friday and continued Monday. 

According to The Telegraph, a Syrian rebel group set up check-points in the border city but have not yet declared the area as part of the caliphate. In addition to 40,000 residents, there are roughly 120,000 refugees living in Arsal. 

The conflict broke out after the Lebanese Army arrested Abu Ahmad al-Jumaa, a former commander in the Free Syrian Army who later declared allegiance to ISIS. Officials said they arrested Jumaa because he planned to attack an army outpost. 

Since the Syrian Uprising began in 2011, an estimated one million refugees have crossed the nearly 250 mile border from Syria into Lebanon, a number expected to hit 1.5 million by the end of 2014 The United Nation's Refugee Agency predicts. 

The Sunni insurgents said they will leave Arsal if the government releases Jumaa, something Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Slama flatly rejected on Monday. 

There is no political solution with extremist groups who are manipulating the Arab communities under religious obscurantism and strange titles, seeking to transfer their sick acts into Lebanon...Today, the only solution is the withdrawal of the gunmen from Arsal and its surroundings.”

Located along Lebanon's northeastern border, the town of Arsal is majority Sunni, a group that overwhelming backs rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad in Syria. The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah, which controls the area to the west of Arsal, has vowed to help the Lebanese Armed Forces retake the city from the insurgents.  


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: globaljihad; iraq; isis; isislebanon; lebanon; muslimworld

1 posted on 08/05/2014 5:54:45 AM PDT by NYer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: NYer

When they’ve taken over the whole of the Middle East and North Africa, have Iran and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals and half the world’s petroleum and are headed for Sicily, Spain, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, will it be time to worry?


2 posted on 08/05/2014 5:58:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
Thanks for saying it, Dave ...

"There is no political solution with extremist groups who are manipulating the ...."

3 posted on 08/05/2014 5:58:39 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
Israel is an appetizer ... the meal is The USA.

Obama MUST be removed and every enemy inbed with him ... now.

4 posted on 08/05/2014 6:00:13 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

c’mon 2ndDivisionVet, these are only jayvees!!!! /s


5 posted on 08/05/2014 6:02:25 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Oy vey


6 posted on 08/05/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer

A three front battle? Yeah, that’s smart.


7 posted on 08/05/2014 6:06:32 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

> When they’ve taken over the whole of the Middle East and North Africa, have Iran and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals and half the world’s petroleum and are headed for Sicily, Spain, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, will it be time to worry?

Soros and Obama are very pleased at how ISIS is proceeding. The Anti-Christ will be revealed soon.


8 posted on 08/05/2014 6:06:41 AM PDT by jsanders2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

Imagine A World Without FR.......


Click The Pic To Donate

Support FR, Donate

9 posted on 08/05/2014 6:11:32 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jsanders2001

Lincoln, JFK, and Nixon are rolling over in their graves wondering why the current POTUS hasn’t been removed from office when he has committed so many more atrocities...


10 posted on 08/05/2014 6:12:09 AM PDT by jsanders2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Let them kill each other off. Hezbollah has already been neutralized because of Syria. Notice how they didn’t get involved this time with Israel/Hamas.

Egypt is now gearing up to go against them. ISIS won’t far so well with them.


11 posted on 08/05/2014 6:14:31 AM PDT by Minsc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NYer
House of cards in the Middle East?

If Obama does not send in B-52s to kill off ISIS, (which eh won't because it is against his religion and Peace prize) the whole region will be a Caliphate UNTIL they hit the brick wall of Israel.

Then, all the whiner, two-faced Europeans and West will suddenly support DISPROPORTINATE responses by he Israelis.

Poor Lebanon now, poor Jordan actually believing Obama had their back just as for Israel...what a sham, what a new Dark Age brought on by Obama’s Global Retreat.

12 posted on 08/05/2014 6:22:40 AM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
....half the world's petroleum....

That's the part that worries the global ptb. The rest of it....chaos in refugee camps and war-torn areas, the spread of potentially pandemic disease out of Africa and into those areas, Obama and his friends still conspiring to over throw stable govs that can stop the spread of barbarism, is still going on. But if these radical muslim groups take over the oil? Mygosh, the global ptb will have to negotiate with them.

The global elite are culling the herd. The bad news is, we're all part of the herd.

13 posted on 08/05/2014 6:22:48 AM PDT by grania
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are definitely proceeding with the speed of the original saracen conquerors relative to modern technology. We are now, not some time later, in a real World War. The longer it takes for us to recognize that fact the harder it will be to survive. It doesn’t help that we are ruled by a sultan already.


14 posted on 08/05/2014 6:23:03 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: grania

This bull has horns.


15 posted on 08/05/2014 6:24:48 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Minsc

Let them kill each other off like they killed each other off in the beginning 14 centuries ago? The more they slaughter each other the stronger they become. Islam is political ebola.


16 posted on 08/05/2014 6:25:00 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Minsc

This might wind up as Jordan, Egypt and Israel against the rest of the Arab world.

Interesting.


17 posted on 08/05/2014 6:25:17 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (GM is dead and Al Queada is alive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: arthurus

We are in a World War—we are just not calling it that. The problem is that many on our side believe that the problem is the Jooos, not the Muslims. They will eventually find out the hard way.


18 posted on 08/05/2014 6:26:01 AM PDT by rbg81
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Netz

“what a new Dark Age brought on by Obama’s Global Retreat.”

His “global retreat” was really his “slight of hand”. Obama’s first, true, and absolute goal was and is to completely reincarnate the Ottoman empire. Obama is an anti-colonialist who has delusions of grandeur in returning borders to pre-colonialist days. OBAMA HATES the WEST.


19 posted on 08/05/2014 6:29:53 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: NYer

It’s making for strange bedfellows in the ME. All the poison is coming out it seems. From the photo the Lebanese Army looks woefully under supplied. Where is ISIS getting all the arms and ammunition? From captured Syrian or Iraqi stocks? Logistics wins wars.


20 posted on 08/05/2014 6:45:50 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: arthurus

We’ve been at war with them at least since the oil embargo. We need both domestic energy and trade policies to reflect that. We also need a foreign policy that is coherent and pro-American.


21 posted on 08/05/2014 6:47:50 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: 1010RD
Iran's Revolutionary guard is shown to be worthless
22 posted on 08/05/2014 6:55:52 AM PDT by scooby321
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: scooby321

To be expected when everyone is your enemy.


23 posted on 08/05/2014 7:05:07 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: 1010RD

Not sure if serious but.... the supply of the new caliphate goes back to Amb. Stevens running arms to them in thier infancy. And continued support from our current administration to combat Asad’s power in Syria. We armed them while they burned churches and murdered Christians in Syria because - you know, Asad is bad ‘n stuff.


24 posted on 08/05/2014 7:07:20 AM PDT by Graing ("The power of wind, fire... all that kind of thing")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: tx_eggman; NYer


Well, I'm more fit than this fat puke, and I have better firearms, so I got THAT goin' for me.
25 posted on 08/05/2014 7:14:59 AM PDT by SpinnerWebb (IN-SAPORIBVS-SICVT-PVLLVM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ThomasMore
Is that why he sides with Racist Muslim Turkey on every issue? Hmmm, and I thought it was because Turkey is part of NATO though I think it is high time she be kicked out.
26 posted on 08/05/2014 7:18:34 AM PDT by Netz
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: knarf

Israel will simply hand to ISIS their rearends.


27 posted on 08/05/2014 7:20:25 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: rbg81

You got it. We are in a new world war, PERIOD.


28 posted on 08/05/2014 7:22:16 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: 1010RD

Qatar.


29 posted on 08/05/2014 7:50:00 AM PDT by Rusty0604
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

That’s very true, you can probably add Saudi Arabia to that odd list. ISIS is targeting their intelligence agents.


30 posted on 08/05/2014 8:22:47 AM PDT by Minsc
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: NYer

The goal is takeover of the world and killing all who won’t convert to their subhuman savage ideology.
Is that too much for the American mind to grasp? Guess so.

Suppose the Pope announced tomorrow that his goal was converting the whole world to Catholicism, and that all who wouldn’t convert would be burned at the stake. How much outrage would there be?

The world had better get its head out of its anal exit passageway.


31 posted on 08/05/2014 8:25:32 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet; I want the USA back
When they’ve taken over the whole of the Middle East and North Africa, have Iran and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals and half the world’s petroleum and are headed for Sicily, Spain, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, will it be time to worry?

Sadly, until a bomb is dropped in an American's backyard, few are willing to be concerned. There is a tremendous lack of foresight. This morning on Fox & Friends, they were discssing the ramifications of this news story.

Army to force out 550 majors; some to get news while in Afghanistan

Their guest pointed out how these majors have precisely the type of experience we need at this point in time. Essentially, when fire has broken out, you don't remove the experienced professionals who know how to extinguish it. We know from experience how this will play out.

32 posted on 08/05/2014 9:20:13 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Which means they’re also getting rid of the E-5 through E-7 service-members, with less fanfare.


33 posted on 08/05/2014 9:28:57 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: SpinnerWebb
I'm not, but that didn't seem to keep me from guarding big shots and throwing belligerent drunks to the curb.
34 posted on 08/05/2014 9:31:00 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: EQAndyBuzz

I expect the Turks would also slide into that group. Even tho Erdogan has shown himself to be a dumbass numerous times it’s easy to see that he might view ISIS as a problem. Turkey is mostly mooslim but so far they aren’t nuts in the fashion of jihadis. And they are also NATO which might bring the occasional bit of good sense to bear.


35 posted on 08/05/2014 4:52:50 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: NYer

So you got a guy with a rifle and his ammo humper? Or maybe he’s just a humper? Hard to tell who’s who with the goat herder crowd.


36 posted on 08/05/2014 4:54:59 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet

for liberals, never, the stronger isis gets, the more they will appease


37 posted on 08/06/2014 8:26:50 AM PDT by Reverend Wright (liberal logic: Sarah Palin is not a real woman but "Chelsea" Manning is...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: NYer

Lebanon’s crappy army is the least of ISIS’ worries. If they lock horns with Hezbollah, they’re in a world of hurt. Hezbollah twice chased Israel out of southern Lebanon. What does that tell you?


38 posted on 08/06/2014 1:34:26 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: 2ndDivisionVet
When they’ve taken over the whole of the Middle East and North Africa, have Iran and Pakistan’s nuclear arsenals and half the world’s petroleum and are headed for Sicily, Spain, India, Malaysia and Indonesia, will it be time to worry?

Nah! Not as long as we still have the Messiah at the helm and an adequate supply of toilet paper. When the toilet paper runs out, that will be the time to worry as there will be no way to clean up the S-it!

39 posted on 08/07/2014 6:40:56 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Don Corleone

ISIS is the most vicious and ruthless. Sort of like Ghenghis Khan.

Because of that, they’re winning. They’re filling the vaccuum


40 posted on 08/07/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson