Kurdish Children Tortured, Forced to Watch Beheading Videos
Islamic State militants in Syria forced children as young as 14 to watch videos of beheadings and beat them with cables during six months of captivity, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.
The Sunni Muslim militants abducted a group of children on May 29 as they returned to the Syrian town of Kobani after taking school exams in the city of Aleppo. It freed the final 25 hostages on Oct. 29.
Islamic State has captured swathes of Iraq and Syria, declaring an Islamic caliphate that erases borders between the two. Its fighters have killed or driven away Shi'ite Muslims, Christians and other communities who do not share their ultra-radical brand of Sunni Islam....
I might suggest Jim isn't concerned with spending blood and money so much as it is being in knee-jerk opposition to what Trump seems to be doing. When the Dems used to say we should not be policing the world, Jim was opposed to Bush, who did not have issue with such policing. Now Trump says we should not be policing the world, but the Dems marching orders are, we must always oppose Trump, and Jim obeys his marching orders. Remember his constant refrain about not speaking against sitting presidents? But that was when Obama sat. Jim is a dancer, but it's always to the same tune.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Very simply, Neil, we don't have any military alliances with Christians on Mainland China.
We don't have an "alliance" of any sort with Kurdish Christians either, nor would our gov't even consider this.
This brings up another Double Standard: You denounce ecumenical allegiance with Roman Catholics, as with Billy Graham, right? So far as I'm aware, very few avowed Mideast Christians identify with Protestantism; many Kurds are Nestorians. Yet you want to spend American blood and money on behalf of a people you wouldn't worship with.
It's getting hard to find principled Protestants stateside these days, either.
Jericho7, Jim and his Catholic fellow-travelers want all Americans to have the same "free" nationalized health care veterans get.
Neil wrote: Special Pleading worthy of a Dominionist, whom you presume like to start wars over religion. Many more Chinese are ostensibly Christian, but I don't hear any of your sort saying we should declare war on China to stop their persecution, which is real enough. If Chinamen don't matter, then neither do Kurds. A cynical Leftist and CIA scam is to find a sympathetic class of victims to promote as a cause for gov't assistance.
We already have a class, an OVERLOOKED class of victims whom for years have been and still are in need of assistance: Our beautiful, loyal, over-looked military veterans!!! They can't even get timely appointments at the VA Hospitals, but are passed over, sometimes for several MONTHS before they are allowed to be seen by a medical provider. SHAME!!!
Very simply, Neil, we don't have any military alliances with Christians on Mainland China. By the way the cmCommunist Chinese are irritated that our legislators may vote moral support for the protesters in Hong Kongâť—đź‘Ť
We did have a military alliance with the Kurds and fought with them for years against Isis. So we have an obligation to the Kurds, one at the time that was costing us very little to fulfill besidesâť— You can see what the House of Representatives supported and their reasons, at the URL that I gave.
Jim Lincoln wrote: ... Should be pointed out that some of the Kurds are actually Christian.
Special Pleading worthy of a Dominionist, whom you presume like to start wars over religion. Many more Chinese are ostensibly Christian, but I don't hear any of your sort saying we should declare war on China to stop their persecution, which is real enough. If Chinamen don't matter, then neither do Kurds.
A cynical Leftist and CIA scam is to find a sympathetic class of victims to promote as a cause for gov't assistance.
John 18:36-37 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdom were of this world, my servants would have been fighting, that I might not be delivered over to the Jews. But my kingdom is not from the world. Then Pilate said to him, So you are a king? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. For this purpose I was born and for this purpose I have come into the worldâ€”to bear witness to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice. ---ESV
https://tinyurl.com/y576t94tÂ (Should Christians try to force the kingdom on others?)
DF, you better look at the date again, the Newsweek article, is dated 10/16/19.
The day before I put it up.
The resolution can be found here,
https://tinyurl.com/y3uays2r (H.J.Res.77 - Opposing the decision to end certain United States efforts to prevent Turkish military operations against Syrian Kurdish forces in Northeast Syria.)
Let's hope that the Senate will quickly endorse it âť—
Should be pointed out that some of the Kurds are actually Christian. Not a huge percentage of course but they are more tolerant than most of the people in that area when it comes to religion no matter what religion that particular Kurd has.
Do I need to see the eye doctor or is this story really from November 2014? That would make it almost 5 years old. Is that news? Instead, why not check out the news stories from this year about the Kurdish gang in Nashville, Tennessee. One of the 'men in blue' turned out to be a gang member, too!
Ramsey Touchberry wrote: The move to cross party lines and vote with Democrats to condemn the overseas directive showed the overwhelming bipartisan opposition and frustration with Trump for wanting to remove personnel from the Middle Eastern region as Turkey takes military action against Syrian Kurdish forces. The Kurds are American allies who the U.S. has fought alongside for years in an effort to eradicate ISIS from Syria.
The final vote https://tinyurl.com/y59yuzy5Â was 354-60, with all of the no votes coming from Republicans. Top party members voted for the measure, including Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney, GOP Policy Committee Chairman Gary Palmer (R-AL) and Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), the top Republican on the Foreign Affairs Committee who cosponsored the legislation with the panel's Democratic chairman.
excerpts from, "129 Republicans Rebuke Trump as House Votes to Condemn President's Syria Troop Withdrawal"
I'm glad to see my Republican Congressman voted for this resolution!
BBC wrote: â€˘ Turkey's Syria offensive explained in four maps. https://tinyurl.com/y2ehsvy8 â€˘ Who are the Kurds? https://tinyurl.com/yxh7bwlh â€˘ Turkey v Syria's Kurds explained. https://tinyurl.com/y56y9abr
The Turkish offensive and US withdrawal has drawn an international outcry, as the SDF were the main Western allies in the battle against IS in Syria.
But Turkey views elements of the Kurdish groups within the force as terrorists and says it wants to drive them away from a "safe zone" reaching 30km into Syria.
It also plans to resettle more than three million Syrian refugees currently in Turkey within the zone. Many of them are not Kurds. Critics have warned this could lead to ethnic cleansing of the local Kurdish population.
https://tinyurl.com/y5mms3j2 (Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army)
Quite true, Christopher.
https://tinyurl.com/3kjl3 (Islam: The Religion of Peace)
Right Jim...the Koran says to kill and the extremists carry out the orders. I always wonder what the non-extremists think ofthe murders, rapes, torturing, and kidnapping. I wonder if they are for the murders or against since the Koran is clear on converting or murdering the infidel. The Koran is not only confusing but replete with contradictions; a book written/invented by a mere man who.is the author of all we see happening today.