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« on: August 25, 2013, 08:35:37 PM »

Offline GourmetDan

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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2013, 08:45:06 PM »

What a god-forsaken place to live... or die...


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Offline Fishrrman

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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2013, 09:07:43 PM »
[[ In the video, a small band of Islamist radicals with the Al Qaeda-linked ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) group is seen waving the tractor trailers off the side of an Iraqi road  ]]

Let me get this straight.

This happened in _Iraq_?

The country we spent years in trying to "build a nation"?

At the cost of thousands of deaths and injured soldiers, and the expenditure of billions of dollars?

For what?

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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 12:15:08 AM »
[[ In the video, a small band of Islamist radicals with the Al Qaeda-linked ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) group is seen waving the tractor trailers off the side of an Iraqi road  ]]

Let me get this straight.

This happened in _Iraq_?

The country we spent years in trying to "build a nation"?

At the cost of thousands of deaths and injured soldiers, and the expenditure of billions of dollars?

For what?

No mate - Syria. There is a faction that wants to unite Syria and Iraq under one leadership - theocratic dictatorship, of course.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2013, 12:46:55 AM »
[[ No mate - Syria... ]]

Quote directly from news article (emphasis added by me):
"group is seen waving the tractor trailers off the side of an IRAQI road"

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2013, 02:04:00 AM »
Fair enough.

The other story: http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,111250.0.html indicates it happened in Syria, and Alawites are pretty damned rare in Iraq. They are hated even worse than Jews.
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