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Old Jun 9th 2016, 10:39 AM
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Islamic State fighters in Mosul burned 19 women to death in cages in front of hundreds of *people after they refused to have sex with them, according to local reports.

The women had been taken as sex slaves in Mosul, the jihadists’ de facto capital in Iraq.

“Nobody could do anything to save them from the brutal punishment,” a witness told ARA News, a Syrian agency.

“They were punished for *refusing to have sex with ISIS militants,” local media activist Abdullah al-Malla told ARA.

ISIS is holding an estimated 3500 Yazidi women and *children as slaves in northern Iraq and Syria, according to UN figures.

The group considers followers of the ancient religion to be “devil worshippers” and has *encouraged brutal treatment.

Fighters have been given manuals justifying the enslavement of unmarried women.
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news...9be3204a724eb1
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Old Jun 9th 2016, 07:26 PM
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Wow. What more can one say?

I think it is long past time for the Muslims to deal with this Muslim problem.

If that was a Christian group doing it, or victim of it, all hell would be raining down on them right now.

Why won't Muslims stand up for Muslim victims of Muslim atrocities? (I know, they are too busy raising money for ISIS).
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And they are being beaten back from there already, no worries: https://www.almasdarnews.com/article...nts-east-homs/



By the way, ISIS are "rebels" now?
Russian chopper taken down:
https://www.rt.com/news/350336-isis-...copter-killed/

Meanwhile, NATO has agreed to give the Afghanistan army a billion dollars a year for the next three years, reminding of Josh Billings' statement that "Money can buy you a good dog, but it won't buy the wag of its tail."
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN0ZQ04H
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Russian chopper taken down:
https://www.rt.com/news/350336-isis-...copter-killed/

Meanwhile, NATO has agreed to give the Afghanistan army a billion dollars a year for the next three years, reminding of Josh Billings' statement that "Money can buy you a good dog, but it won't buy the wag of its tail."
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...-idUSKCN0ZQ04H
This is war. Losses happen in a war. Overall momentum is not going their way though.
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A bit funny actually that now that Daesh is getting their ass kicked on all fronts, there's barely any attention for the conflict anymore. Guess when news doesn't serve the xenophobic hysteria, it's not news at all.
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Old Jul 11th 2016, 07:56 PM
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A bit funny actually that now that Daesh is getting their ass kicked on all fronts, there's barely any attention for the conflict anymore. Guess when news doesn't serve the xenophobic hysteria, it's not news at all.
Or alternatively, if the news doesn't serve the desire for war, it is not news.
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Old Jul 20th 2016, 04:02 AM
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Seventy-six civilians were killed by US air strikes in Syria yesterday, ho hum. Nobody knows and nobody cares.
http://news.antiwar.com/2016/07/19/u...orthern-syria/

But, according to Republicans, four Americans killed in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012 is still big news.
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Old Jul 22nd 2016, 09:04 AM
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Michael Reagan has an article in the Florida-Times-Union, today, in which he calls for an all-out bombing of ISIS, "which includes men, women, and children if they don't get out of the way."

I just sent this letter in response:

Dear Editor,

In response to today's Michael Reagan column The US must lead in destroying ISIS:

ISIS, al-Qaeda, al-nusra, Muqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army, and other Mid-Eastern rebels are not conventional organized armies run by governments, and like the Viet Cong who had no air force, are not easily destroyed by conventional forces, if they can be destroyed at all.

Support for those groups may indicate that many Mid-Easterners no longer want to be ruled by Western lap-dog dictators and kings, and the idea that their lives might be better without the intervention of Western governments.

Before spending billions of more US taxpayer dollars and the lives of more US soldiers, it might be well to remember Victor Hugo's opinion that "Even armies cannot stop an idea whose time has come."

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Old Jul 24th 2016, 12:16 PM
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The Time-Union ran my above letter today with just a tiny bit of editing that makes it more readable.
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Old Jul 25th 2016, 05:35 AM
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Coincidentally, this Mid-East/Vietnam analogy is dated yesterday:
https://consortiumnews.com/2016/07/2...bamas-vietnam/
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