March 28th, 2016.
Meanwhile…in the Real World.
The Real War Against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Terrorist Massacre in Iraq.
On March 26th the ceremony following a children’s soccer match was attacked by a seventeen year old ISIS suicide bomber named Saifullah al Ansar. The attack left 41 people dead and scores wounded.
The videos below depicts the attack on al Asirya village near the town of Iskandariya,* located around 50kms south of the Iraqi capital.
These videos do not show any of the carnage caused by the attack, merely people’s reaction to what has happened, as well as showing the moment of the blast.
There is a stark contrast between the unmistakable terror and horror as people respond to this event compared to the Brussels aftermath despite the fact that the people of Iraq are far more accustomed to acts of extreme violence having experienced four major wars over recent decades along with an ultra-violent insurgency now in its thirteenth year.
Iraq: At least 29 killed in suicide bomb attack at football match
ISIS Suicide Bomber in Iraq Kills Dozens at Soccer Game ,Most of the crowd were young people
As ISIS begin to collapse as a conventional army able to stand and fight, the tactics change from fighting battles to low terrorist attacks such as the one at Iskandariya.
The only purpose is to show that they can still cause heavy casualties and suffering despite being defeated on the battlefield.
These attacks are impotent acts of rage and bitterness that show that ISIS is in the early stages of battlefield collapse in both Syria and Iraq.
The suicide truck bombs so central to their success have now become overwhelmingly ineffective. The bombers rarely reach their targets as the Iraqi and Syrian military have become competent in destroying the vehicles with rockets and heavy weapons as they travel towards them.
Every week numerous failed suicide car and truck bomb attacks are filmed and posted on the Internet, the Youtube channel Stahlgewitter Syrien specialises in videos of these successfully foiled attacks. These are two recent examples.
Toophan ATGM vs. ISIS car bomb: An VBIED attack is foiled by Iraqi forces (West of Samarra)
The destruction of an ISIS VBIED by Iraqi forces during the battle of Ramadi
Russia did not leave Syria.
The story Russia put out that it was pulling out f Syria has turned out to have been something of an exaggeration. Around a quarter of the around 100 Russian Aircraft stationed at the peak remain in Syria and in addition Russian Special Forces are in action on the ground.
A member of the Russian Special Forces and possibly more, recently died in the fighting against ISIS near the central Syrian city of Palmyra. The group claimed to have killed five Russian soldiers and this may well be true. It is certain that at least one Russian died as the group were able to photograph the body and loot the soldier’s impressive array of equipment which they video recorded.
18+ “They are not there” in Syria. A group of Russian military destroyed at Palmyra.
The Liberation of Palmyra.
The Islamic State group seized Palmyra in May 2015 and the Syrian Army have been conducting an operation to free the city from the clutches of the puppet psychopaths of ISIS for several months now with mixed results.
It is now being reported that the Syrian Military and their allies have liberated Palmyra and the adjacent town Tadmur. If so this will be an immense symbolic victory and makes it completely impossible for Neoconservatives (and their media) to claim that Syria and Russia are not fighting ISIS as they have been trying to pretend until recently.
The magnificence of the Palmyra ruins and the depravity and destruction ISIS have wrought upon the city combine to end all doubt as to the identity of the real enemy of civilisation in the middle east and it is not the government of Syria.
One sure sign that the US had completely given up on the dream of regime change in Syria was the fact that CNN sent a reporter weeks ago to report on the Battle for Palmyra from the point of view of the Syrian Army.
CNN exclusive: Reporting from the front lines of Syria
Syrian army’s control over the ruin and the withdrawal of Daash
Footage of Ancient Palmyra after Syrian Army recaptured it from ISIS
Syria: Govt. forces recapture Palmyra as IS flee historic site
Syrian army men indoctrinated Daash in Palmyra lessons in fighting
Syria – Drone Footage of Palmyra fighting in Homs province
Battles for Syria | Palmyra | March 26th 2016
Syria: Battle of Palmyra: Pt 1
The Obvious Difference Between real Violence and Psyops.
Heavy Russian and US Airstrikes Blast Mosul and Raqqa.
On March 19th Russia launched an intense overnight bombardment of the town of Raqqa. All of the casualty numbers are estimates but it was reported that 60 people died in the strikes and that thirteen civilians were among the dead. The casualty numbers are often distorted due to the fact that most militant factions will cover up their own casualties and accentuate civilian casualties instead for obvious reasons.
(18+ Graphic) Aftermath of Russian Airstrikes on Raqqa
A day later the US launched a tremendous bombardment of Mosul, the ISIS capital. Limited media reports stated that at least 25 civilians and an unknown number of ISIS fighters died in the attacks.
Neither the Russian or US attacks received high media attention as the violent deaths of middle eastern civilians are not deemed newsworthy in the West unless required for specific propaganda purposes.
Listening to the Republican candidates debate whether or not Raqqa should be struck with nuclear weapons it is impossible to avoid the conclusion that many Westerners have completely lost their conception of humanity after more than a decade of permanent war.
It is laughable the way that the US political class still pretends that the effort against ISIS is ineffectual as the group are on the brink of military collapse but to say so would reduce the rationale for the desired Western invasion of Syria.
For Cruz to muse about “glowing radioactive sand” shows he is a depraved and unprincipled opportunist and it is breathtaking to imagine a culture where an individual prances around with his chest out about what a devout Christian he is while musing about using nuclear weapons against civilians, a satanic idea on every level.
Human beings of any quality, human beings who deserve the appellation do not engage in these behaviours, let alone true Christians. What a fraud and a joke is the current Pope fulminating against Trump on the border issue but offering total silence in the face of Cruz salivating over whom he is going to nuke.
If people cannot see the clear difference between the Brussels event and the real victims of violence depicted on this page they should have another look, it is pretty obvious.
(18+ Graphic) Devastating US Airstrikes on Mosul with Aftermath
*Iskanderiya is the Arabic version of Alexander and the town is named after Alexander the Great.