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  1. Scott, just an idea here for a problem I’m having on your site. Most of the embedded videos are not showing on your site/in your posts. I have had the same problem on my sites which is why I always put the video link as well under or above the embedded video so folks know where to go when the embeds aren’t responding or are being messed with.


  2. The trouble with (western) Europeans is that they are basically colonial-minded. They feel entitled to interfere and to nation-buld, etc. They are not the innocents this video author paints them to be. They are complicit with their governments in all the atrocities they commit in the name of “democracy” or “self-defence”, past, present and future. They deserve everything they bring on themselves (i.e., restricted freedoms, not “terrorist attacks”).

  3. I wonder why otherwise thinking people still feel the need to say that “ISIS” exists? If you want to know who “ISIS” were in the scheme of Syrian things in December 2013, have a look at this. You’ll be amazed just how quickly bands can rise and fall on the Wag-The-Dog hit parade.

    BBC Guide To Syrian Rebels – December 2013

    “Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis)
    Leader: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
    Estimated number of fighters: 3,000 to 5,000

    The creation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in April 2013 was rejected by the al-Nusra Front. ISI’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, known as Abu Dua, nevertheless pressed ahead with expanding its operations into Syria. In August 2013, US intelligence assessed that he was based in Syria and commanded as many 5,000 fighters, many of them foreign jihadists. The group is active mostly in northern and eastern provinces of Syria. It has assumed joint control of municipalities in Aleppo, Idlib and Raqqa provinces. Isis has taken part in a number of major rebel operations, including by carrying out suicide bombings that helped capture two military bases. But it has also had tense relationships with other rebel groups, including those considered Islamist. Its fighters reportedly recently killed a prominent member Ahrar al-Sham, and have clashed with those from Ahfad al-Rasoul in Raqqa and the Northern Storm Brigade in Azaz. They have also targeted Shia and Alawite civilians.”

    Readers probably know that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was formerly known as Ibrahim Awad Ibrahim al-Badri, and it is/was al-Badri whose capture reward was second only to Ayman al-Zawahiri’s. Al-Badri was wanted for… being the leader of “al-Qaeda in iraq”.

    So, we’re supposed to believe that “ISIS” is a faction that broke away from “al-Qaeda in Iraq”, and that the leader of “al-Qaeda in Iraq” broke away with it. Next, we’re to buy that “ISIS” went from being a penny ante faction to owning half of Syria and a quarter of Iraq, running $80 million in oil through Turkey, bombing Russian passenger planes, and attacking European cities. From nothing to Number 1 Global Terror Organisation in two years.

    Only in Hollywood.

  4. Also from that BBC Guide…


    In November 2013, seven Islamist groups – Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya, Jaysh al-Islam, Suqour al-Sham, Liwa al-Tawhid, Liwa al-Haqq, Ansar al-Sham and the Kurdish Islamic Front – declared that they were forming the largest rebel alliance yet in the 33-month conflict, with an estimated 45,000 fighters. They said the new Islamic Front was an “independent political, military and social formation” that aimed to “topple the Assad regime completely and build an Islamic state”. They outlined a new command structure, with key roles shared between the seven groups, and said they would work towards a “gradual merger”.—

    You’ll note that “ISIS” wasn’t a member. Somewhere along the line, the plot was tweaked such that “Islamic Front” was Winston Smithed from the soap (if not history), and “ISIS” took over its role.

    “ISIS” doesn’t exist. “ISIS” is “al-Qaeda in Iraq” in Syria (and now, the world). “al-Qaeda in Iraq” never existed either. All it was was the Iraqi Ba’ath Party-led Sunni tribes under a sheet with two eye-holes cut out and a lot of spooky music.


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