235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

in reality, all of this has been a total load of old bollocks
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235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby Positive Passion » 24 Nov 2017, 21:47

Staggering numbers.

Meanwhile Trump says the US needs his Wall and Ban.

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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Nov 2017, 21:50

Was reading how well it was organized too. Bomb goes off, then they're waiting outside to shoot dead the people trying to get out.
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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby Toby » 24 Nov 2017, 22:11

A Sufi mosque too.

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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby The Great Defector » 24 Nov 2017, 22:30

Why is that worthy of note?
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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby trans-chigley express » 25 Nov 2017, 00:13

The Great Defector wrote:Why is that worthy of note?

from the BBC:
"Although Sufis are widely accepted across much of the Muslim world, some jihadist groups, including IS, see them as heretics.
The head of IS's religious police in Sinai said last December that Sufis who did not "repent" would be killed, after the group beheaded two elderly men reported to be Sufi clerics."

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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby The Great Defector » 25 Nov 2017, 00:14

Nuff said.
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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby Jimbo » 25 Nov 2017, 02:39

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America! :evil:

Before you start wringing hands over how this could happen remember that ISIS is our proxy in the middle east. We could have blown the shit out of them on multiple occasions and below is the latest eposode in this friendly non-intervention.

The shambles of American policy as it applies to the Middle East was highlighted by yet another similar and particularly bizarre episode that was revealed initially by the BBC on Monday of last week. In early October, when the Syrians and Russians were closing in from the west on Raqqa, the “capital” of the ISIS caliphate while the U.S supported Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which predominantly consists of the Kurdish militias, was closing in from the east, a deal was reportedly struck to permit an evacuation of the remaining ISIS fighters and their families.

According to the BBC investigative report, the SDF and Kurds were wary of clearing out the remaining fighters from the ruins of the city and so negotiated an agreement whereby the ISIS fighters from Syria and Iraq and their families would be able to leave and be allowed to either go home and face the consequences or proceed to ISIS controlled areas about one hundred miles away. The objective was to avoid a final assault from the air and using artillery that would have produced a bloodbath killing thousands, including large numbers of civilians. The agreement stipulated that only ISIS fighters who were local would be allowed to leave. Others, referred to as “foreigners,” from Europe, Africa or Asia would have to surrender in order to avoid their going free and getting involved in new terrorist activity after returning home.

U.S. and British military advisers who were with the SDF and Kurds reported, somewhat improbably, that they had not been party to the negotiations, that it was “all-locals,” though they later admitted that there had been some involvement on their part. In the event, trucks and busses were assembled on October 14th, formed into a convoy, and were loaded with more than 4,000 fighters and families. More than 100 ISIS-owned vehicles also were allowed to leave and there were ten trucks filled with weapons. The convoy stretched for more than four miles and film footage shows trucks pulling trailers filled with militants brandishing their weapons. The fighters were not allowed to display flags or banners but they were not forced to disarm and in fact loaded all the vehicles with as many weapons as they could carry, so much so that one truck broke its axle from the weight. The BBC reported that “This wasn’t so much an evacuation – it was the exodus of so-called Islamic State.”
http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/boy-is-this-stupid-or-what/

The BBC has uncovered details of a secret deal that let hundreds of IS fighters and their families escape from Raqqa, under the gaze of the US and British-led coalition and Kurdish-led forces who control the city.

A convoy included some of IS’s most notorious members and – despite reassurances – dozens of foreign fighters. Some of those have spread out across Syria, even making it as far as Turkey.


But IS didn’t stay put for long. Freed from Raqqa, where they were surrounded, some of the group's most-wanted members have now spread far and wide across Syria and beyond.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt ... rty_secret
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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby Diamond Dog » 26 Nov 2017, 08:48

Give it a fucking rest, man - show some respect.

Terrible news.
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Re: 235 dead in monstrous attack on Egyptian mosque.

Postby kath » 29 Nov 2017, 01:20

Diamond Dog wrote:Give it a fucking rest, man - show some respect.

Terrible news.


this.