Terror group ISIS has executed at least 400 people, mostly women and children, in the city of Palmyra since it was captured last week, Syrian state television has said. Hundreds of others have been captured and face a similar fate, according to a human rights agency.
"The terrorists have killed more than 400 people ... and mutilated their bodies, under the pretext that they cooperated with the government and did not follow orders," The Independent quoted the state news agency on Sunday, noting that most of the dead are women and children....
pennnelope wrote: ... Please do not waste my time on something not important to you.
Just for the record, I followed your link, I even read the links within the articles before I posted. I am not saying there is no culpability on our part. I am not saying we have not been on the wrong side with our foreign policy and finances in the matter. I am saying we did not train anyone to behead and slaughter innocent civilians which is what you seem to imply in some of your posts.
I value your posts. I want to understand. It is important to you, and your important to me.
Our government's foreign policy is and has been a disaster. People have and are wrongly suffering due to it. Many of the so called evangelical community has blindly supported anything (including much bad policy) they view as pro-Israel due to faulty eschatological thinking. (I would say on a site like this only a handful hold any dispensational views) How does acknowledging all that help change what is going on in the Middle East? I really want to know.
In my thinking it would take a whole sale replacement of almost every politician up there to make a change in the direction we have and are taking. Call me a pessimist if you want, I don't see that happening.
Unprofitable Servant, this is gov documents, I've given you congressional hearings, etc, and you tell me you don't have time to look it up. I've linked to our congressman with them, I've linked to articles that show their movement in. I've even given mainstream newspapers over the years. Please do not waste my time on something not important to you.
dear sister penned, What is "official" is that what the U.S. did not do was stop the rise of ISIS. Not that they funded them, not that they trained them, but that they supported policies that allowed their creation with hopes it would support their misguided foreign policy.
from the article "That doesn‚Äôt mean the US created Isis, of course, though some of its Gulf allies certainly played a role in it "
But lets us lay all that aside. Let us just go to the extreme. Let us say (what is not supported) the U.S. funded, trained, and armed ISIS. First, seeing that all the details happened during the current administration that would take away blame on disdained dispensational evangelicals, Obama didn't get their vote for the most part. (not sure how many Jim from Lincoln types are out there)
So, what are we supposed to do? Spend our time reading conspiracy websites? Continue to hold all evangelicals in disdain anyway because somehow they are responsible for the senseless violence against their brethren? Renounce our citizenship so we won't be part of such atrocities? Obama obviously favors support for the Muslims, if they get their way, they will wipe Israel off the map, wouldn't that be good?
Our politicians, pick a party, cannot be counted on.
Title: Now the truth emerges: how the US fuelled the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
"On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting."
"A revealing light on how we got here has now been shone by a recently declassified secret US intelligence report, written in August 2012, which uncannily predicts ‚Äď and effectively welcomes ‚Äď the prospect of a ‚ÄúSalafist principality‚ÄĚ in eastern Syria and an al-Qaida-controlled Islamic state in Syria and Iraq. In stark contrast to western claims at the time, the Defense Intelligence Agency document identifies al-Qaida in Iraq (which became Isis) and fellow Salafists as the ‚Äúmajor forces driving the insurgency in Syria‚ÄĚ ‚Äď and states that ‚Äúwestern countries, the Gulf states and Turkey‚ÄĚ were supporting the opposition‚Äôs efforts to take control of eastern Syria."
I Told You So Long Ago wrote: THE SATANIC~VATICAN Created THE FALSE RELIGION Of "ISLAM"...As Early As The Late 400s A.D.; And, THE SATANIC~VATICANIST "JE[W]SUITS" Not Only Created ISIS: But Are The Very COVERT-SECRET DEVIL-FINANCIERS Of THAT ABOMINABLE EVIL Also Known By The Acronym "ISIL" !
I Mean, Why...Do You Think THE VATICAN BANK Was SHUT-DOWN ?
I Was Talking To A SERBIAN NATIONALIST-PATRIOT Last Week At THE SERBIAN CAFE Off The Corner Of Lincoln Ave...Yea, The Old North-Side Neighborhood That SECRET-CLOSET SODOMITE Mayor, RAHM EMANUEL, Wants To Dumb-Down With SAME-SEX-"MARRIAGE" PROPAGANDA (Ever Since He Was Elected To IL's 5th Congressional District Seat In 2002 [Whose Seat Was Occupied By Former IL GOV. ROD BLAGOJAVICH--Who's Of ORTHODOX-SERBIAN HERITAGE & Was "POLITICALLY-'FRAMED' " To Go To PRISON; While THE REAL CHICAGO DEVIL [STOLE] Chicago's Mayor[al Election] LAST MONTH [4-7-15] !
*Anyway The Serbian Patriot Said THE VATICAN BANK Was SHUT-DOWN Because THEY Were Funding THE SOVIET-ERA AFGHANISTAN MUJAHIDEEN: aka TODAY'S VATICAN-"JESUIT" BACKED-FINANCED ISIS-ISIL SERBIAN-SYRIAN ORTHODOX-CHRISTIAN MASSACRING & BABY-BUTCHERING DEVILS !
THE TOMB OF THE TRUE HOLY BIBLE PROPHET JONAH'S ALREADY BEEN DESTROYED BY THE "JE[W]SU-*ISIS*-ITS" !
So, You Doubting Thomases Out There Still Don't Believe That THE SATANIC~VATICAN Created THE FALSE RELIGION Of "ISLAM" (aka MOHAMMEDANISM) As Early As The Late 400s A.D.; And, THE SATANIC~VATICANIST "JE[W]SUITS" Not Only Created ISIS: But Are The Very COVERT-SECRET DEVIL-FINANCIERS Of THAT ABOMINABLE EVIL Also Known By The Acronym "ISIL" !
I Mean, Why In HEAVEN'S NAME Do You Think THE VATICAN BANK Was SHUT-DOWN ?
I Was Talking To A SERBIAN NATIONALIST-PATRIOT Last Week At THE SERBIAN CAFE Off The Corner Of Lincoln Ave. & Lawrence St. In Chicago's LINCOLN SQUARE NEIGHBORHOOD--Yea, The Old North-Side Neighborhood That SECRET-CLOSET SODOMITE Mayor, RAHM EMANUEL, Wants To Dumb-Down With SAME-SEX-"MARRIAGE" PROPAGANDA (Ever Since He Was Elected To IL's 5th Congressional District Seat In 2002 [Whose Seat Was Occupied By Former IL GOV. ROD BLAGOJAVICH--Who's Of ORTHODOX-SERBIAN HERITAGE & Was "POLITICALLY-'FRAMED' " To Go To PRISON; While THE REAL CHICAGO DEVIL Got "RE-ELECTED" Chicago's Mayor LAST MONTH (April 7, 2015) !
*Anyway The Serbian Patriot Said THE VATICAN BANK Was SHUT-DOWN Because THEY Were Funding THE SOVIET-ERA AFGHANISTAN MUJAHIDEEN: aka TODAY'S VATICAN-"JESUIT" BACKED-FINANCED ISIS-ISIL SERBIAN-SYRIAN ORTHODOX-CHRISTIAN MASSACRING & BABY-BUTCHERING DEVILS ! ! !
edited4space "Following the outbreak of World War I, Zionism was first discussed at a British Cabinet level on 9 November 1914, four days after Britain's declaration of war on the Ottoman Empire. .. .Lloyd George assured him that "he was very keen to see a Jewish state established in Palestine."...Zionist aspirations for the establishment in Palestine of a Jewish state, and of the importance of its geographical position to the British Empire. Samuel's memoirs state: "I mentioned that two things would be essential‚ÄĒthat the state should be neutralized, since it could not be large enough to defend itself, and that the free access of Christian pilgrims should be guaranteed...a great advantage if the remainder of Syria were annexed by France, as it would be far better for the state to have a European power as neighbour than the Turk"
1 Kings 9:15 And this is the reason of the levy which king Solomon raised; for to build the house of the LORD, and his own house, and Millo, and the wall of Jerusalem, and Hazor, and Megiddo, and Gezer.
1 Kings 9:16 For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up, and taken Gezer, and burnt it with fire, and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city, and given it for a present unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.
1 Kings 9:17 And Solomon built Gezer, and Bethhoron the nether,
1 Kings 9:18 And Baalath, and Tadmor in the wilderness, in the land,
From another article ""A quick look at a map of Iraq, Syria and Jordan ‚ÄĒ to take in ISIS's most recent gains ‚ÄĒ and it's obvious that nearly a year after airstrikes against it started, the group poses a more immediate risk to more people and more important cities in the region than ever. And yet, from U.S. President Barack Obama, who seems to be reluctantly leading an equally trepidatious coalition of some 60 countries trying to "degrade" ISIS: "No, I don't think we're losing."" http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/isis-poses-bigger-threat-after-nearly-a-year-of-coalition-bombing-1.3087136
Sorry to disagree with you Mr Obama but yes we are losing - AND ISIS is winning the Middle East stage by stage.
This will continue to be the case unless someone with the capability goes in and stops them .....
And lets face up to it - Nobody is going to do that are they.