ISIS/ISIL conflict in Syria/Iraq (No OpEd, No Politics)

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  1. Jura
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    I was kinda surprised to see on a main-stream Russian news-server
    http://www.gazeta.ru/politics/news/2015/10/01/n_7655885.shtml
    about this:
    Russia Risks Being Prosecuted for Syria's War Crimes
    source: http://www.bloombergview.com/articl...risks-being-prosecuted-for-syria-s-war-crimes
     
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    GREAT post.
    You aren't even slightly confused by the rhetoric of hypocrisy.
    Didn't Al Qaeda perpetrate 9-11
    LOL
     
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    And, let's be for real, the term 'terrorist' has always been one of political convenience.
     
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    I would suggest that we wait and see how the rest of their bombing campaign goes. Give it a couple of weeks, though judging by the hysteria from certain media, we can safely say that they are /actually/ doing something- even if we don't know who the other targets are.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...as-emergency-talks-planned-live-a6674616.html

    Yes, all five of them......:rolleyes: Such precision!!! :eek:
     
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    was that 12 hinds in one strike. that's no minor mission.
     
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    Crosshairs are from UAV, I don't think they are related to targeting, i.e. projectiles are not supposed to strike where they point. Anyway, too early to tell how effective/ineffective those strikes really are .
     
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    I think I found something ... sorry if it's a fake but ... could it be like this:

    the first picture of presumably the Russian air-strike
    [​IMG]

    the second image comes from the video posted by individuals targeted by that attack?
    [​IMG]

    (at 01:40:
     
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    not fake, at all.
    i noticed the same structural similarities as well.
    plus, your situating the hilltop structure is excellent work.
    kind'a stupid of the 'rebels' to do russia's mission assessment for them, huh.
    now russia knows the site is still functional.
     
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    now I better add I found those images in Russian Internet! (so that it doesn't look like my personal analysis, I'm definitely not that good, actually I'm just a pub debater :)

    EDIT
    found the link; discussion below:
    http://colonelcassad.livejournal.com/2410655.html
    (contains speculations what was the tactics about)
     
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    Hezbollah was founded to drive the Israeli occupation out of the Southern half of Lebanon and after it was successful to keep Israel out. In the 2006 war it proved able to do that. The Western Main Stream Media describe that as terrorism.
    The murder of Rafik Hariri was blamed on Hezbollah but it looks more like a false flag operation and sufficient evidence has even yet not been produced.
    Violence in politics in a country is only justified if no other means exists to remove an obnoxious regime but is still often called terrorism. I earlier referred to the South African businessman who even twenty years after the demise of the Apartheid regime was still on the US terrorists list.
    In Syria a violent episode in a town in the South of the country was taken as an opportunity by Saudi Arabia and Qatar to recruit mercenary terrorists, who were trained by CIA in Jordan, to start a terrorist campaign against Syria, helped by the reduction of Libya to a failed state which made a lot of weapons available. One argument is the Sunni/Shia division. Probably a more important reason was the conflict of natural gas pipelines from the Persian Golf to the Mediterranean, either the one from Qatar to Turkey or the one from Iran to Lebanon will cross Syria. No wonder Saudi Arabia and Qatar spent billions of dollars sponsoring terrorists in Syria in clear violation of the Charter of the United Nations.
     
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