Opium and madness spring .. Why the Syrian regime Send Daash to Yemen ? ربيع الأفيون والجنون ..لماذا أرسل النظام السوري داعش الى اليمن؟

 

 كما نعرف فان صفحات التاريخ لاتخلو من بعض المهلوسات والأفيون التي يكتبها المؤرخون ويضيفون عليها قدرا من المخدرات والمنشطات تخدر الحاضر وتدوخ القارئ ..
 ولكن حفلات تعاطي الأفيون الجماعي الى حد الجنون انتقلت من اختصاص المؤرخين الى اختصاص الاعلاميين في العالم كله في فترة سموها الربيع العربي وخاصة اعلاميي الجزيرة والعربية واعلاميي الاسلام السياسي الذين أقاموا حفلات تعاطي الأفيون الجماعي الجماهيري بشكل هستيري .. 

لم يشهد التاريخ مثل هذه الكمية من الأفيون التي تحقن بشكل جماعي لأمة كاملة فتصاب بالجنون وتقتل نفسها مجانا كما هو في السنوات الأربع الأخيرة التي يسميها أصحاب الأفيون الاعلامي الجماعي (الربيع العربي) .. كميات هائلة من الافيون والهيرويين والكلمات المدوخة التي يوزعها الاعلاميون الثوار مجانا على الجمهور وبسخاء لاحدود له حتى يدوخ ويحلق في الأوهام .. واذا أردنا تسمية حقيقية للربيع العربي فان علينا أن نسميه (ربيع الأفيون) .. فكل مابني عليه هذا التفسخ الاجتماعي والتشظي كان هلوسات بلا حدود .. وتخيلات تصر على انها الحقيقة وأننا الخيال .. وأنها الحق واننا الباطل .. فصارت دول الفساد والجنس والمال النفطي المسروق من شعبه وأبناء الحكام السفهاء هي بلاد صناعة الثورات الشعبية وصرنا نحن بلاد الظلم والقمع والقهر والاستبداد .. وصارت اسرائيل وحاخاماتها أصدقاءنا فيما أتباع علي ابن عم النبي وزينب ابنته وأتباع المسيح وأمه أعداءنا .. بل وصارت داعش من أذناب النظام السوري الذي صنعها في ليل لتقمع الثوار نيابة عنه ..تخيلوا أن داعش لاتزال في يقين البعض نابعة من قلب النظام السوري ويحرك خيوطها بسرية ودهاء .. 

 ولكن اليوم بشرتنا داعش بوصولها الى اليمن واعلانها صراحة الدخول في التحالف الدولي ضد أنصار الله الى جانب السعودية وقطر .. وخصت الحوثيين تحديدا في بيان البيعة للبغدادي بالذبح على الطريقة المتبعة في العراق وسورية وليبيا .. 
ألا يتساءل الثوار السوريون الآن مستوحين السؤال من رحم يقينهم عن منشأ داعش .. لماذا يرسل الرئيس الأسد والنظام السوري داعش الى اليمن؟؟ ولماذا يرسل محور المقاومة داعش لنصرة جيش سلمان بن عبد العزيز وابنه المعتوه محمد؟؟
بالطبع لايزال الكثير من المنضوين تحت يافطة الثورة السورية مصرين على ان النظام السوري هو الذي صنع داعش واطلقها لتشتيت الثورة السورية والاساءة الى عذريتها الطاهرة؟؟ ولم ينفع مع هؤلاء أي نقاش منطقي ولاأسئلة لاتحتاج اجابتها الا الى قليل جدا جدا من الذكاء لدحر حجم الغباء في طبيعة الفكرة والتصور والسؤال .. ولكن دون جدوى .. الأفيون حاجز عنيد في أدمغة هؤلاء .. 
حتى الصحفيون الذين يأتون الى سورية يسألون الرئيس الأسد نفس السؤال من فصيلة الحشيش والأفيون: هل أنت من صنعت داعش؟؟ ولماذا؟؟ 
اليوم ظهرت داعش في اليمن وبايعت البغدادي علنا .. وقررت حز رؤوس الحوثيين .. وهنا لابد ان نطالب الأغبياء الذين لايزالون يؤكدون طهارة الثورة من داعش وأنها خرجت من رحم الاستخبارات السورية بأن يرفعوا اصواتهم مطالبين النظام السوري بأن يبرر لهم سبب ارسال داعش الى اليمن؟؟ المنطق والحكمة يطالبهم بأن يتابعوا نفس النشيد دون أن يتلعثموا .. ودون ان يبلعوا ريقهم مترددين .. ودون أن يغيروا الكلام الثوري المقدس الذي بني على اليقين المطلق ومنحهم القوة الأخلاقية للعويل والبكاء وشتم النظام .. الا اذا كان الأفيون والحشيش قد بدآ بالنضوب .. 
لاندري ان كان هؤلاء أمام مدد داعش الى اليمن يمكن أن يتوقفوا عند هذا الخبر ويعيدوا حساباتهم ومواقفهم ويخجلوا من انفسهم .. ويعتذروا من جمهورهم الذي كان يستمع اليهم محبوس الانفاس مأخوذا بنظرياتهم وتفسيراتهم العبقرية للأحداث حتى صار كل شيء مقلوبا في العقل رأسا على عقب .. 

نفس التفسيرات أطلقها سابقا ذلك البليد المسمى ميشيل كيلو عن ان النظام هو الذي أطلق الاسلاميين من السجون  لتخريب الثورة وخص ميشيل بالذكر اطلاق زهران علوش لاعطاء طابع اسلامي على الحراك الديمقراطي العلماني .. واعتبر البعض أن هؤلاء الاسلاميين خرجوا بصفقة بينهم وبين النظام لاجتياح الثورة وتخريبها .. فاذا بالثورة تحتفل بزهران علوش وتعتبره بطلها .. وتهلل لصواريخه على دمشق وتوزع صوره كما توزع صور الأبطال .. وهاهو اليوم يصل الى استانبول تحت عين وبصر الثوار الذين قالوا انه مبعوث النظام الى الثورة دون أن يطالب الثوار باعتقاله والتحقيق معه باعتباره عميلا للنظام السوري الذي دسه في جسم الثورة ليخترق بواسطته هذه الثورة الرائعة البريئة.. 

 من جديد .. ألا يسأل أحد عن سر هذا التوافق بين ابي بكر البغدادي وبين السعودية وتركيا؟؟ .. فماالذي خطر على بال البغدادي ليرسل المدد الى اليمن ضد الحوثيين وحلفائهم أعداء السعودية وتركيا ؟؟
 ألا تبدو الآن الصورة هي اللعب على المكشوف؟؟ 
داعش لعبة تركية سعودية مشتركة والمشرف العام اسرائيلي أميريكي .. وهي تذهب دوما في نفس اتجاه الرياح السعودية والتركية وعواصف الحزم .. حتى السيسي ذهبت داعش اليه وشدته من أذنه وذبحت له مواطنيه في ليبيا عندما حاول أن يسير قليلا في عكس اتجاه الريح السعودية التركية .. فهناك شروط لمن يريد النجاة من داعش وهناك خطوط حمر يجب أن يبقى داخلها .. 
والمنطق يسأل لماذا تراعي داعش جدا مصالح أميريكا في دول النفط بالرغم من ان ثروة النفط يجب أن يسيل لها اللعاب الداعشي؟؟ كما أن الخلفاء والخلافة لم تكن في الرقة ولا الموصل بل في مكة والمدينة .. ومع هذا تعف عنهما داعش ..ولاتشير اليهما الا لذر الرماد في العيون ..
أخشى من بعد كل هذا أن يقول لنا الثوار انهم لم يفهموا السؤال ولا الطلاسم في هذا المقال .. وان يقولوا: هل لك في ان تزيد في الايضاح كي تهضم أمعاء عقولنا هذا البرسيم لأننا لانتعاطى الا الافيون؟؟ وأخشى ماأخشاه أن يوفر عليهم البعض مشقة التفكير وذل السؤال ويملي عليهم هذا البعض من تجار ومنتجي الحشيش مثل المهرج فيصل القاسم الاجابة بالقول ان النظام السوري يريد ابتزاز أصدقائه الايرانيين في اليمن .. فأرسل داعش الى اليمن؟؟
ماهذا النظام السوري العبقري والمنفلت من كل التوقعات والضوابط والذي يشكل التنظيمات ويستولدها ويقتل صهره ومؤيديه ورجال دينه ويرتكب المجازر ويفجر السيارات في مناطقه الموالية؟؟ .. ماأخشاه هو أن يكون الغباء ليس مقتصرا على جمهور الثورة .. بل أن تنتشر بقعة الغباء حتى تشمل بعض الناس ممن يظن نفسه انه أذكى من أن تورطه المفخخات الاعلامية والشائعات في حرب الأفيون الثوري .. أفيون المؤامرات .. الأفيون صار مثل سحابة تشرنوبل تغطي العالم العربي .. وتسقي الناس والشوارع والنباتات والمواشي والكتب ونشرات الطقس ..

 

 ( السبت 2015/04/25 SyriaNow)

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Discerning Light from Darkness

“The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.”

—John 1:5

A good question to ask ourselves these days is why so many people seem to be following the darkness instead of the light. Like a black hole in space, darkness has a gravitational pull. The larger the darkness, the stronger the pull. It can pull in individuals, groups of individuals, or whole nations.

Muslims by the thousands have chosen a path of darkness, journeying to Syria to fight a war for Israel; similarly, people in western Ukraine have aligned themselves with the forces of greed and corruption, the International Monetary Fund and the rest of the global banksters, in supporting an overthrow of their own democratically elected government.

And of course in America, where the gravitational pull seems to be greatest, millions of Christians have taken a road of darkness, choosing a perverse form of Christianity known as Christian Zionism, rather than adhering to the teachings of Jesus.

What is at the center of all this darkness? Some might say it is the media.

The mainstream media in America are owned by a small number of people. Yet this small number of media owners has successfully promoted wars abroad and a culture of greed and violence here at home. They have tirelessly championed an aggressive, apartheid state in the Middle East that has committed a multitude of human rights abuses and been the overseer of the longest military occupation in history. They have spread lies and disinformation on issues of vital importance; they told us, for instance, that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction; they advocated a military campaign in Libya under the pretext of humanitarian intervention, a campaign that shattered that country and left its people devastated; they constantly misreport unemployment figures and other economic indicators in our own country while upholding the obviously fallacious official line on 9/11; they tell us essentially—as Orwell put it—that down is up, war is peace, and peace is war.

And they glibly get away with all this.

And now they are waging a vicious propaganda campaign against Russia, one that surpasses even the days of “yellow journalism” and William Randolph Hearst. In fact, one could almost look back on such an era and long for it fondly, for the power of Hearst was miniscule compared to that of today’s media owners with their vast holdings spanning assorted communications platforms. In fact, the ability of a small, tiny number of people to deceive masses has never at any time in history been greater than it is now.

There are, however, a few lights shining in this darkness. One of them is the Russian broadcaster RT. I do not agree with every perspective I hear voiced over RT, but the quality of reporting there is infinitely better than anything in the US mainstream media. Perhaps not by coincidence, then, do we find these same media outlets—whose track records for half-truths and outright propaganda are long and well established—accusing the Russian network of, yes—half-truths and outright propaganda!

“Russian television coverage, a mixture of legitimate perspectives, half-truths and outright propaganda, has made similar assertions day after day, though Kiev is now relatively calm,” claims the New York Times, whose former staffer, Judith Miller, with her irresponsible “day after day” reporting on Iraq, helped bring about a war and the deaths of untold numbers of people.

While there is indeed a lightness-versus-darkness dichotomy, for many people it is not always apparent or clear which one is which. This, I think, is what the writer of the Gospel of John was trying to tell us in the passage quoted above. And the fact that so much confusion exists is attributable, of course, to the vast deceptions laid by these forces of darkness.

“I am proud to be an American and believe in disseminating the truth, and that is why, after this newscast, I am resigning.”

So said Liz Wahl in her splashy, on-air resignation from RT—the one network that has done more to bring truth to Americans than any mainstream media outlet she may conceivably end up working for as a result of this “pained” exercise of her conscience.

In her on-camera manifesto, Wahl announced that she is of Hungarian descent, adding “I have family on the opposite side, on my mother’s side, that sees the daily grind of poverty.”

There is of course no daily grind of poverty here in America. The forces of darkness assure us of this. And how could there be? We live in a country with a central bank whose owners have the power to print money out of thin air, plunge the nation into debt, make decisions undemocratically and refuse to be audited or act in the public interest. Poverty couldn’t possibly exist in a country like that, could it?

The RT anchor’s resignation has been applauded by James Kirchick in a commentary posted at the Daily Beast and in which he discusses his “exclusive interview” with Wahl.

“American journalist Liz Wahl just made Vladimir Putin’s enemies list,” Kirchick begins.

Of course the Russian leader has no known “enemies list,” and if he did, I’m reasonably certain he would not have confided it to James Kirchick, but the latter, unperturbed, goes on to describe Wahl’s on-air announcement as “stunning” and “a long time coming.”

“Wahl, for her part, says that while the Kremlin influence over RT isn’t always overt, that journalists there understand what they have to do to succeed and fall into line accordingly,” Kirchick writes.

Is this any different from journalists working anywhere, at any news organization?

Kirchick goes on to quote Wahl:

“I think management is able to manipulate the very young and naïve employees,” she says. “They will find ways to punish you covertly and reward those that do go along with their narrative…In order to succeed there you don’t question… In a way you kind of suppress any concerns that you have and play the game.”

Again is this vastly different from working anywhere these days—as a journalist or otherwise? How often do employees, either at a bank, a defense contractor, or a news organization, get to question or challenge the policies of their bosses?

Kirchick, by the way, wrote a column last year for the New York Daily News in which he implied that whistleblower Bradley Manning should have been given the death penalty. Following publication of the piece, he was invited onto RT to discuss his views on the matter, but once on the air the author refused to talk about Manning and instead launched into a theatrical diatribe on the “horrific environment of homophobia in Russia,” this while accusing RT of being “a Kremlin-funded propaganda network” and rudely ignoring the pleas of his host to stay on topic (see video).

The propaganda war against Russia is probably not going to let up anytime soon. On Tuesday of this week Hillary Clinton compared Vladimir Putin to Hitler, while on Wednesday the US State Department issued a sarcasm-laced top-ten list of “false claims” about Ukraine by Putin.

“As Russia spins a false narrative to justify its illegal actions in Ukraine, the world has not seen such startling Russian fiction since Dostoyevsky wrote, ‘The formula two plus two equals five is not without its attractions,’” read the opening to the State Department list.

It is the sort of prankster-ish humor normally associated with college freshmen at a frat party rather than adults running a country, but yet the media have given it generous coverage. Turkey meanwhile has reportedly approved passage of a US warship through the Bosphorus and into the Black Sea, while Obama has ordered sanctions in an effort to “impose a cost on Russia,” insisting at the same time that a proposed referendum to allow the people of Crimea to determine their own future would “violate international law.”

Propaganda campaigns like this, waged by US officials in conjunction with the US mainstream media, have resulted in wars all too often in the past. What has yet to occur, however, is a war between two nuclear powers. That the current conflict over Ukraine could escalate to such is a frightening thought. Avoiding a war of this sort may well depend on enough people being able to discern light from darkness and opting for the former rather than the latter. That may seem unlikely at this point, but one thing I’ve learned in this life is that light from a lampstand may find its way into some of the most improbable, hard-to-get-to corners.

Brothers in arms, israel and the ISIL terrorists

Zio-Wahhabi Congratulates the Zionist regime

Armed goups in Syria collaborate with the Zionist entity

Zio-Wahhabi groups operating in Syria revealed its collaboration with the scheme of the Zio-Nazi entity by sending a letter of congratulation to the occupation authorities, Zionist media reported Thursday.

In the letter published on the Zionist Maariv newspaper, the so-called ‘The Free People of Syria’ armed Zio-Wahhabi takfiri group unfolded its espionage for the Zionist regime.

“We congratulate the great state of Israel and its honorable people on the 67 anniversary of its independence,” the letter said.

Instead of wishing the Arabs to be united and Palestine to be liberated, the group wished to celebrate the anniversary of stealing and occupying Palestine inside the Zionist embassy in Syria.

“We hope that next year we will celebrate this great occasion in the embassy of Israel inside Damascus, after liberating it from the axis of evil that is ignited by Iran and its allies in the region,” the lette, signed by Zio-Wahhabi Moussa Ahmad al-Nabhan, chairman of the political bureau and foreign relations of the group, added.

Nabhan thanked the Zionist leadership for “its appreciated humanitarian position towards the Syrian revolution,” adding that the free Syrian people will not forget any country that stood by their side.

“This [Syrian] people were waiting for the opportunity to make special relations with the neighboring Israelis,” he added.

May 14 marks the declaration of Balfour Promise which stated that Britain, the then mandate force over Palestine, would grant the land of holy Palestine for free to the Zionist movement founded by the Jewish Theodor Herzl, to establish a national homeland for Jews.

On May 15, the establishment of the so-called ‘state of Israel’ was declared under the sponsorship of the United Kingdom.

Nabhan ended up his letter wishing for what he called “the state of Israel, its leadership, and its people the best wishes of health, happiness, prosperity, and success,” reiterating his hope to celebrate the “occasion” next year in the Zionist embassy in Damascus.

WHY ARAB CHRISTIANS SUPPORT HEZBOLLAH

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Iraqi volunteers find Israeli arms in Daesh position

Iraqi Volunteers Find Israeli Arms in ISIL Position

Excerpt from: Iraqi Volunteers Find Israeli Arms in ISIL Position
Fars News Agency, 23 April 2015

Iraqi volunteer forces, Hashid Shaabi, found Israeli-made weapons in a position of the (so called) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL-ISIS-Daesh) terrorists in Anbar province on Thursday.

According to Al-Mayadeen television, the Iraqi volunteer forces found Israeli-made weapons in an ISIL position in al-Karmah city in Anbar province.

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SOURCES:
Fars News
Submitted by Cem Ertür
The real SyrianFreePress.NETwork at
https://syrianfreepress.wordpress.com/?p=45103

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PRELUDE TO RETAKING ALL IDLIB: NEW SYRIAN AIR FORCE OFFENSIVE IN IDLIB SHATTERS TERRORIST LINES WITH MANY RODENTS KILLED AND WOUNDED; ALEPPO ABLAZE!

Ziad Fadel 

IDLIB: No sooner had we posted our first report of the day in SyrPer than we received a batch more reports about a powerful new air offensive in the skies over Idlib Province that has busted whole lines of terrorists on the roads and villages of this once lush and fruitful area devastated by the plague of British-supported rodents.  Iran’s delivery of 10 Russo-refurbished Su-24 bombers has multiplied the SAAF’s capacity to annihilate terrorists of the Nusra/Alqaeda, Jaysh Al-Islam, Ahraar Al-Shaam and Al-Lijaan Al-Islamiyya li-Ajnaad Al-Shaam.    

Terrorist websites are on fire with reports of dead and dying cockroaches such as these:

Abu ‘Abdul-Waahid Al-Tiqani (Strange last name)

Husaam Muhammad Al-Darweesh

Haamid ‘Abdul-Majeed Al-Ghajar

Anas Al-Hammood Abu-Maalik

Suhayl Ghunayma (Var: Ghaneema)

Ahmad ‘Abdul-Haleem Kharzoom

Suhayl Al-Fahl

Ameen Hammood

But they don’t tell you that another 89 have not been identified because they are carrying forged documents or papers stolen from Syrian refugees in Erdoghan’s Kingdom of Ignorance.

And here’s a list they don’t want you to read:

‘Issaam Faadi Al-Sawfaan

Diyaab Al-Nishaabi

Najeeb Ahmad Barakaat

‘Abbood Kaayid Mufarrij

Muhammad Zaahir Idlibi

‘Ataa` Mu’tassim Al-Haadi

Badee’ Habeeb Kallaa

Maaher Muhammad ‘Aabdeen

Taariq Mahmoud Al-‘Allaaf

Haani Rasheed ‘Awadh

Saadiq Al-Naafoori

Muhammad Khaleel Baagh

 

East of Tile Factory: (Al-Qirmeed)  An infiltration was foiled with 13 dead rodents counted.

 

North of Tile Factory at the hatcheries:  Firefight with rats losing.  No other details.

 

Al-Qatroon, Bishlamoon, Hallooz, ‘Ayn Al-Sawda:  Devastating aerial bombardment has shaken the bones of the quivering rodents.  No aerial assessment sent yet.  Spotters on the ground report burning vehicles and screams for help over satellite communications equipment provided by the noisome Erdoghani Turks.

 

‘Aaliya on the Hama border:  Heavy aerial bombardment savages rodents.

 

Al-Hawaash Village:  Ditto.

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ALEPPO:

ميداني

 

Al-Rasheediyya Village: Almost under SAA control. Some sources say it has already fallen back to the legitimate government led by Dr. Bashar Al-Assad.

 

Al-Mansoora Village:  A vehicle carrying once-living rodents was blown up by anti-tank rockets courtesy of the PDC.  This comes after an attack was foiled on April 20, 2015 coming out of the Scientific Research Complex into the Western suburbs.  The rodents use this area to fire on innocent civilians in the northwestern part of the city of Aleppo who refuse to kneel to their demented form of devil worship.

Khudhr Zaynu Buhayri

Mahmoud Mustafaa Al-Ajdab

Haaroon Shafeeq Zaynuddeen

Firaas Shaahir Qubaysi

The other 11 were not identified.

 

URGENT NEWS:  The Syrian Army is approaching Al-Manbij which is now controlled by ISIS after the cannibalistic group threw out gangs of organized criminals only to replace them with their stupefyingly asphyxiating and stupid form of Satan-worship.  SAA artillery has started shelling ISIS positions at the Tawaheen Residencies with, evidently, impressive results.

 

Khaan Al-‘Asal:  A large cache of weapons has been seized from the rodents and delivered to the PDC for use in killing Wahhabist microbes.  A pickup truck was recovered intact and is to be deployed immediately for killing pests:

“‘Abdul-Hakeem” (Leader of the Nooreddeen Zangi Brigades. Oh, yawn.)

 

Fighting reported intense in all these areas:  Old City, ‘Irbeen (huge losses to rats), Al-Judayda, Qastal Haraami, Bustaan Al-Qassr, Al-Raashideen First District, Aghyar, Tal Al-Dhamaan Village, Aviation College, Turaab Hulluk, Al-Haydariyya, Al-Raamoosaa, Kafr-Kaar, Al-Mintaar, Binaan Al-Huss, Rasm Al-Sayaalaa, Ramlat Al-Minaara, Hayy Jibreen, Rasm Al-Kibaar, Kuwayris Town, Shuray’, Al-Shaykh Ahmad, Al-Hajar Al-Kabeera, Bani Zayd, Al-Yarmoon, Al-Manashir, Ramla, Baab Al-Hadeed, Qaadhi ‘Askar, Tal Al-Ahmar.

 

Ayn Al-Jamaajima:  Reports are of many rodents killed here in a rocket attack by the SAA.  We have no other details.

 

Tal Al-Hataabaat:  Also reports of massive showers of rockets raining down on rodents including a thermobaric bomb.

 

Dayr Haafir:  This occurred this morning Damascus time.  Intelligence was following clues regarding a rodent assault on an SAA position.  Once the MI folks had an idea about the configuration of terrorists they informed the SAA Colonel in charge who waited until the convoy of rats had taken shape and ordered Katyushas and SS21s fired at them.  The scene is described as one of total panic and anarchy as the Nusra group fell apart trying to pick up wounded rodents shrieking bloody Hell.  Massive victory for the SAA.

HAMA AND IDLIB: HUGE GAINS FOR SYRIAN ARMY AGAINST AMERICAN-SUPPORTED TERRORISTS; 111 CONFIRMED DEAD RATS IN FAILED ATTACK ON SAA POSITIONS

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IDLIB:  Don’t let the propagandists fool you. The Idlib Front is going very well for the Syrian military.  When the Nusra barbarians assaulted Idlib City, they committed over 10,000 of their rats, mostly foreigners, to that battle. And now, having taken over the north and central parts of the city, they can hunker  down in their completely abandoned quarters.  They rule nothing and can only pillage the personal property of the citizens they claim they are trying to liberate.  Idlibis are doing well in both Latakia and Hama as people have extended to them a warm welcome and opportunities for work.  All this until the army takes the decision to move into Idlib and delouse it.

 

Jannat Al-Quraa:  Massive loss to Nusra/Alqaeda.  At the Sirmeen-Qumaynaas Axis, the SAAF flew sorties over a convoy of 3 trucks carrying more than 60 rodents belonging to Alqaeda.  The airstrikes were precise striking each and every vehicle destroying it and killing every rat aboard.   Rat communications proved the lethality of the airstrikes as MI monitored their screams demanding immediate assistance which never came.

 

‘Ayn Al-Baarida:  A rat assault on a military checkpoint resulted in 51 rat deaths when the vanguard bomb-laden suicide truck detonated early after being struck by a Kornet rocket.  The rodents following the truck were all incinerated.  2 armored vehicles were destroyed along with 3 pickups armed with 23mm converted anti-aircraft cannons.

 

Al-Qirmeed Army Base near the Tile Factory (Al-Qirmeed):  The SAAF was very active in these skies.  Tens of rats were killed in another failed attempt to assault this base following the same pattern of using a suicide driver in a bomb-laden truck.  It was destroyed and exploded by a single Sukhoi before it approached the base killing many rodents.

 

The Syrian Army conducted operations in these areas: Fayloon, Jubb Al-Ahmar, Kafr Laataa, Marteen, Bikfaloon Wall, Tal Al-Rummaan, Al-Habeet, Binnish.

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HAMA:

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‘Aqaarib Village:  In the rural Al-Salamiyya area, PDC and citizens fought back an assault by ISIS forcing the rodents to escape into the desert area to the east. This occurred on April 9, 2015.

 

Abu Sayyaad Mountain:  An operation that lasted over 24 hours witnessed the victory of the Syrian Army over Ahraar Al-Shaam.  According to Wael, SAA assessment listed 33 dead and wounded rodents.  I have no names.

 

Middle Al-Qastal:  SAA engaged in a firefight with Nusra/Alqaeda and killed 8 rodents:

Kifaah ‘Ali Al-‘Ali

Mustafaa Hussayn Bakri

Ghaalib Ibraaheem Hamaadi

The rest were non-Syrians.

 

Al-‘Ankaawi Village:  2  nests of Alqaeda vipers were invaded by SAA.  3 rats were killed, 7 wounded and 5 vehicles were destroyed.  No names.

 

In the northwest corner of Idlib at Al-Tanjara, Qulaydeen, Qastoon, the SAA destroyed several nests of Alqaeda rats.  No details.

 

Abu-Hubaylaat:  Big firefight here with no details.

 

Sukayk Village:  Nusra/Alqaeda and Ahraar Al-Shaam Al-Islamiyya were annihilated here by SAA infantry backed by armor.  No assessments available.

 

Umm Mayyaal Village:  On the edge of the eastern desert, rodent communications claim dead carcasses at 41 with many wounded.

 

Fighting raging in these areas:  Umm Haaratayn, Mawrek (Mork),  Kafr Zaytaa, Mas’ada, Hamaadi ‘Umar, Al-Lataamina, ‘Atshaan, Al-Tanaahij, Al-Tawwaabiyya, Qateeshaa, Al-Ma’damiyya  

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Christians Threatened By ISIS In Lebanon Turn To Hezbollah For Help

 

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Rifat Nasrallah commands the Christian militia of Ras Baalbek, aligned with Shiite group Hezbollah, to fight the Islamic State group in Lebanon, April 19, 2015. Alessandria Masi

RAS BAALBEK, Lebanon — When the sun sets in this northern Lebanese Christian town near the Syrian border, Catholic businessman Rifat Nasrallah changes into his army fatigues and takes his post in one of five lookout spots on the outskirts of the city. From a reinforced bunker atop an empty house, Nasrallah uses night-vision goggles to monitor the mountain range that’s just a little more than 2.5 miles away, and is now home to terrorists from just across the border, members of both the Islamic State group and al Qaeda’s branch in Syria, Jabhat al Nusra.

“We’re in a very dangerous situation,” the imposing, chain-smoking commander of the Christian militia protecting the town said earlier on Saturday at his home in Ras Baalbek. “Suppose the army there loses a battle. What will happen to us?”

Hundreds of Ras Baalbek residents have taken up arms to defend their families, homes and businesses since Islamist militants reinforced their positions in the mountains along the Syrian border in March. They alternate between reconnaissance missions for the Lebanese army during the day and far-ranging patrols throughout the night.  

“We have two options. One is to fight in front of our homes and die, and the second is to leave,” Nasrallah said. But then, he added: “The second is not an option.”

At the first sign of an intrusion, Nasrallah’s newly formed Christian militia has been instructed to contact the army post at the foot of the mountain, and then take positions around the town, alongside an unlikely ally: Hezbollah fighters. The members of the Shiite militia, which the European Union and the U.S. both consider a terrorist group, are concerned about the Sunni jihadis from Syria enough to make common cause with Christians. In fact, the Christians of Ras Baalbek and the Iran-backed militants are downright friendly to each other. In Lebanon’s complex quilt of sects and allegiances, they are pioneering a new approach: Christians and Shiites together, against the Sunni extremists.

Christians1 A photo of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah inside a Christian Ras Baalbek militia lookout, April 19, 2015  Alessandria Masi

Ras Baalbek is just outside the Lebanese army’s front line around Arsal, the center of operations around here for the Islamic State group — also known as ISIS or ISIL — and Jabhat al Nusra. The town of Arsal is surrounded by badlands called the jurd, rugged mountainsides regarded by most as inhabitable. Now, the jurd area is split in half between ISIS and Nusra, and Ras Baalbek is on the ISIS side. By Nasrallah’s estimate, there are roughly 4,500 fighters in that area.

The town is close enough to be within shelling range of ISIS positions. Last month a church was hit by artillery fire during a wedding. Nasrallah and several others were injured. That cemented the pact with the Shiites, as the Christian militia looked to Hezbollah for support.

“The only people who are protecting us are the resistance of Hezbollah,” Nasrallah said. “The only one standing with the army is Hezbollah. Let’s not hide it anymore.”

Hezbollah is Iran’s strongest proxy militia in the region. Across the border, its military support is one of the main reasons President Bashar Assad’s regime is still firmly in power after four years of the Syrian war. And on this side, Hezbollah has begun arming and training minorities threatened by Sunni militant groups spilling over from Syria. And unlike ISIS, Hezbollah demands no allegiance or conversion from the minorities it supports.

“They accept us as we are,” Nasrallah said. “They do not impose on us anything. When there’s an occasion, they come to our children’s birthdays. The people here accept that Hezbollah comes and helps.”

One of the minor ironies in this profoundly divided country is that the chief of the Christians of Ras Baalbek and the head of Hezbollah share the same last name. The Christian Nasrallah, a big and bearded man, even looks strikingly like the Muslim one, Hassan Nasrallah. At home, he has put above the threshold a large photo of his namesake — flanked by a framed photo of Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the supreme leader of a Muslim theocracy. And amid the family photos on the coffee table, there is one of former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

lebanon A framed photo of Hassan Nasrallah in the home of Christian militia leader Rifat Nasrallah, April 19, 2015.  Alessandria Masi

All this in Ras Baalbek, a uniformly Christian town of roughly 8,500, where a non-Christian would not even be permitted to purchase land. But the town is now wedged between a sprinkling of Shiite towns to the west and Sunni militants to the east, and has been forced to pick a side.

“I don’t call it an alliance, I call it a reality,” said Father Ibrahim, the town’s priest. If Sunni militants are able to reach the town, he explained, residents fear it would be a disaster not unlike what Iraqi Yazidis experienced on Mount Sinjar last year: a massacre.

“ISIS doesn’t just attack and leave. Their plan is to control the geography,” Father Ibrahim said. “ They would take the women, the money and the children.”

ISIS has recently been on a rampage against Christians. On Sunday, it released a video purporting to show the execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians the group kidnapped in Libya, with a warning that Christians all over would suffer the same fate unless they converted to Islam or agreed to obey the militants’ rules and pay a special tax, the jizya. The latest video bears similarities to a previous release, in which ISIS militants purported to behead 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians in Libya.

“Our destiny, even if people don’t want to admit it, will be the same as theirs,” Rifat Nasrallah said, referring to those ISIS victims.”The only difference between us and them is that we don’t have our heads in the sand.”

Father Ibrahim has made changes to his Mass since the town came under threat of the spillover from Syria. He said he now reinforces the idea that Christianity is a “final decision” and urges the young members of his church to join the fight and defend the town. He has encouraged his son to join the local Christian militia. He himself would fight, he said, if the town was under attack.

“Even though we are Christians and are supposed to be loving and forgiving,” he said, “we have to focus on not being weak and sticking to our land.”

Hezbollah has a lot at stake here, too. Ras Baalbek’s geographical position makes it strategically important for the Shiite militia. If it falls to Sunni militants, the Shiite towns surrounding it would be under direct threat.

“Ras Baalbek is at the point of the gun,” Father Ibrahim said. “If it falls, then the whole area will fall.”

Taking Ras Baalbek would facilitate the Sunni jihadists’ expansion in northern Lebanon. They would be able to easily consolidate territory all the way to the port city of  Tripoli, where they have their second-strongest presence in the country.

That imminent danger makes Rifat Nasrallah angrier than he has ever been about the security situation in Lebanon, he said. Every other armed group, including Hezbollah and ISIS, is receiving aid from other countries, but the Christians are not.

“I have a message to the West,” he said. “In case one day these people are able to remove us from here, the next step is the Christians in the West.”

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