Hundreds dead as Islamic State seizes Syrian air base: monitor

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If the Syrian Shiite faith soldiers were as committed to their religion as the Islamic State’s troops were committed to their extreme Saudi-supported Wahhabi version of the Sunni faith, then they would have fought to the death rather than surrender or retreat. In fact, the air base would still be in Syrian government hands, if the Shiite were brave. But they are/were not and the Islamic State now has more captured modern weaponry than ever with which to invade the entire Middle East, including — within the next couple of years — Jordan and the oil rich monarchies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and eventually Turkey, and North African Muslim countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. And short of committing hundreds of thousands of its own troops and using tactical nuclear strikes, there’s little the Nato and the West, including Israel, can do about it: Nothing other than hope Russia which has large territories with a vast Muslim majority, will be able to muster the West and invade in what will then become an international war between Christian and Muslim civilizations that will also encompass parts of Asia, including vast and economically powerful Muslim Indonesia whose people and politicians will side with Islam in this pending global war.If the Syrian Shiite faith soldiers were as committed to their religion as the Islamic State’s troops were committed to their extreme Saudi-supported Wahhabi version of the Sunni faith, then they would have fought to the death rather than surrender or retreat. In fact, the air base would still be in Syrian government hands, if the Shiite were brave. But they are/were not and the Islamic State now has more captured modern weaponry than ever with which to invade the entire Middle East, including — within the next couple of years — Jordan and the oil rich monarchies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and eventually Turkey, and North African Muslim countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. And short of committing hundreds of thousands of its own troops and using tactical nuclear strikes, there’s little the Nato and the West, including Israel, can do about it: Nothing other than hope Russia which has large territories with a vast Muslim majority, will be able to muster the West and invade in what will then become an international war between Christian and Muslim civilizations that will also encompass parts of Asia, including vast and economically powerful Muslim Indonesia whose people and politicians will side with Islam in this pending global war.

Aug 24, 2014 2:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

If the Syrian Shiite faith soldiers were as committed to their religion as the Islamic State’s troops were committed to their extreme Saudi-supported Wahhabi version of the Sunni faith, then they would have fought to the death rather than surrender or retreat. In fact, the strategic Taqba air base would still be in Syrian government hands, if the Shiite were brave.
But they are/were not and the Islamic State now has more captured modern weaponry than ever with which to invade the entire Middle East, including — within the next couple of years — Jordan and the oil rich monarchies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and eventually Turkey, and North African Muslim countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. And short of committing hundreds of thousands of its own troops and using tactical nuclear strikes, there’s little the Nato and the West, including Israel, can do about it: Nothing other than hope Russia which has large territories with a vast Muslim majority, will be able to muster the West and invade in what will then become an international war between Christian and Muslim civilizations that will also encompass parts of Asia, including vast and economically powerful Muslim Indonesia whose people and politicians will side with Islam in this pending global war.

Aug 24, 2014 2:27pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Epurifier wrote:

Terrorist Sunni Arabs are on steroid of billions of $ of American weapons.

These terrorist Sunni Arabs are also awash in oil revenue from American allies such as Gutter, Saudi, UAEA, and Kuwait.

Also other terrorist allies of US such as Turks are buying their oil and making a killing on it. The Turks are directly financing the terrorist Sunni Arabs. In some instances the Turks provide the Jihadists with artillery protection.

US and her allies have created, armed and financed the biggest terrorist entity in the entire world.

Recognize Greater Kurd State.

Aug 24, 2014 3:10pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Epurifier wrote:

The Arabs are epurifying each other. Islam is showing its true ugly face to the world. If anybody has any doubt about Islam they can look to the Islamic State for example of barbarism of Islam.

Aug 24, 2014 4:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gentalman wrote:

Who made IS strong? Weapons from US earlier?Once again Kerry’s misjudgement.Now US is in fix,can not expect direct involvement of EU.The only way to go is to go Assad and indirectly to Russia for help before ISIS has capability to come to US.Still it is not late.Even John Maccain proved wrong to insist support to opponents of Syria.That could have brought greater havoc.That help surely was to go to ISIS.Obama proved right for his actions then for limited involvement.

Aug 24, 2014 5:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dannoday1 wrote:

These ISIS punks are TOTAL doofuses who will NEVER be accepted into the civilized world of air travel, no matter how many airports they accumulate.

Aug 24, 2014 6:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Gopersuck wrote:

The Enemy of my enemy is my friend. Time to make up with Bashar and wipe this pestilence off the face of the Earth.

Aug 24, 2014 10:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

If the Syrian Shiite faith soldiers were as committed to their religion as the Islamic State’s troops were committed to their extreme Saudi-supported Wahhabi version of the Sunni faith, then they would have fought to the death rather than surrender or retreat. In fact, the strategic Taqba air base would still be in Syrian government hands, if the Shiite were brave.
But they are/were not and the Islamic State now has more captured modern weaponry than ever with which to invade the entire Middle East, including — within the next couple of years — Jordan and the oil rich monarchies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and eventually Turkey, and North African Muslim countries like Egypt, Libya, Tunisia and Algeria. And short of committing hundreds of thousands of its own troops and using tactical nuclear strikes, there’s little the Nato and the West, including Israel, can do about it: Nothing other than hope Russia which has large territories with a vast Muslim majority, will be able to muster the West and invade in what will then become an international war between Christian and Muslim civilizations that will also encompass parts of Asia, including vast and economically powerful Muslim Indonesia whose people and politicians will side with Islam in this pending global war.

Aug 24, 2014 12:37am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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