Syrian army, Hezbollah take town near Damascus from rebels

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The wreckage of a burnt car is seen as people inspect a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad at Qadi Askar district of Aleppo August 13, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/RAMI ZAYAT
The wreckage of a burnt car is seen as people inspect a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad at Qadi Askar district of Aleppo August 13, 2014.
CREDIT: REUTERS/RAMI ZAYAT

Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon’s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.

Syrian state television broadcast showed government soldiers in the streets of Mleiha, which lies on the edge of the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus airport and had been surrounded by President Bashar al-Assad’s forces. Buildings were damaged or reduced to rubble, and tanks patrolled the streets.

Mleiha, about 7 km (4 miles) from the heart of Damascus, has formed a base for rebel fighters to bombard the capital with mortars in Syria’s three-year-old civil war.

The Britain-based, pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said government warplanes attacked several areas in the town. A Syrian rebel source said government forces had taken most of Mleiha and were using planes to attack the last point of resistance. Some of the rebels pulled out to nearby villages.

“Everything here is now under the control of the Syrian Arab Army,” a soldier standing near a damaged building told state TV.

“The town of Mleiha is the biggest in Ghouta and used to be a supply route for the gunmen. This will lead to the fall of other towns into the hands of the army,” said an army commander.

Government forces have pushed back the rebels around Damascus with help from Hezbollah, and consolidated Assad’s grip over central Syria and along the border with Lebanon.

The main rebel factions have also lost territory to the Islamic State (IS), an al Qaeda splinter group that has declared a caliphate on lands it has captured in both Syria and Iraq.

The Ghota area became famous last year after 1300  Syrians were killed in a  chemical attack
The Ghouta area became famous last year after 1300 Syrians were massacred  in a chemical attack that was blamed on the forces loyal to president Bashar al Assad

The group has been advancing in the northern region of Aleppo in the past 24 hours, seizing several towns and villages from rival Islamists and carrying out executions, the Observatory and opposition activists said.

Already in control of large areas of northern and eastern Syria, Islamic State’s latest gains include the towns of Turkmen Bareh and Akhtarin, 50 km (30 miles) northeast of Aleppo.

Late on Wednesday they advanced to nearby towns including Dabeg and Azizeyeh, now controlling a belt of towns close to the Turkish border.

Survivors from Akhtarin told the Observatory that the group assembled the local men in the town square, looking for fighters who oppose them. They said nine men were beheaded.

Islamic State sympathisers posted on social media pictures of what they said were some of the group’s fighters inside Akhtarin. It showed two fighters with thick beards celebrating by burning a flag of a rival group. Two others raised the black and white flag of IS over what appeared to be a telecom tower.

It was not possible to independently verify the accounts.

Reuters

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305 responses to “Syrian army, Hezbollah take town near Damascus from rebels”

  1. 5thDrawer Avatar
    5thDrawer

    “and along the border with Lebanon”
    A faint hope of keeping the ISIS-types away now?? Lebanon better move fast.

    No-one has been able to ‘independently verify the accounts’ coming out of most of the 4 years of strife. The ONLY thing no-one can blame Americans of doing is bombing the crap out of the whole country … and it’s buildings.
    Mind you, they didn’t rush in to save any of it either.

    1. MekensehParty Avatar
      MekensehParty

      The Americans listened when the world said: You are not our policemen!
      The Americans listened again when the same people screamed: Please police us again!
      Only this time it is being done remotely without a cop on the various streets (if we can call that pile of rubble streets)
      Instead of policing the Arabs we are handing them great manuals on how to police themselves.
      If it works, hurray for the writer.
      If it fails, well we only lost some manuals…

      1. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        You forgot … there is only ONE manual they go by.
        Most can’t read it … and the ‘readers’ telling them what it says translate differently.

        1. MekensehParty Avatar
          MekensehParty

          Be free, says the manual – Follow your dictator blindly, says the translator

          1. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            Actually that’s a nice quote

  2. sweetvirgo Avatar
    sweetvirgo

    I hope they kill all those rebels

    1. $89733098 Avatar
      $89733098

      These are innocent Syrians stuck between your lovers hezbsatan and IS. You are truly disgusting.

      1. Anti ISIS Avatar
        Anti ISIS

        More BS spinning I see. You have such a talent for it.

        1. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
          Maborlz Ez-Hari

          Under no circumstances can anyone tolerate children being killed. That picture is so devastating. No kid, Muslim, Jewish, Christian no ones kid should ever be exposed to the evil chaos taking over the minds of the grubs in the middle east. These kids aren’t raised by their families for some low life scum to hurt or kill. God gives life and evil bastards sons of devils take life. All Arabs hang your heads in shame and don’t ever expect to be recognised as humans by the rest of the world. Tfeeeeh alaikon

          1. Anti ISIS Avatar
            Anti ISIS

            I agree with everything you have said.

          2. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Disgusting, aches the heart kids should be playing, laughing, left to be kids. Every leader needs to have his arse chased out of the comfort zones they are in by their own community, and all sects help each other out. It’s everyones responsibility to look after everyone. The leaders clearly don’t care about no one. So wrong it can’t be accepted.

          3. Is american fault for putting their dirty hand into every nation becuase their bloody lust for power
            USA created Taliban and Al-qaeda and now they created FSA and ISIS
            Syria was a peaceful place where Christians,Shia and sunni muslims lived peacefully

          4. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Sunday School Song:
            ‘All things bright and beautiful
            All creatures great and small.
            All things wise and wonderful,
            The US made them all.’
            :-)))))))))

          5. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            So it’s America’s fault for ISIS, al Qaeda wanting to turn these countries into an Islamic state?? I thought they are the ones who are crazy hungry for power and want to rule and if you don’t like they will kill you. I think you got your facts a little wrong.

          6. Yes Virgo, if america and israel disappeared tomorrow the beheadings will stop instantly, Sunnis will start to love Shia and Shia will love sunni, human rights will be respected, women will be able to drive, 9 year old girls dont have to marry 45 year old men anymore, as you can see paradise conditions will be restored only if america and israel were gone. arabs never do anything wrong they are as peaceful and as loving as dove.

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            (man .. they harp at me for trying to be subtle …) 😉

          8. Some are just harpaholics with no solution intended in mind or heart 🙁

          9. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            LMAO!!! ;))))

          10. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Wake up now your hallucinating…

          11. Thanks Maborlz,
            Ahmads mask is suffocating and I was totally deprived of oxygen, Oh well I tried it but I don’t like playing isis so I will switch back to my toucan self 🙂 hope you are doing well in the land down under brother .

          12. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Hi Geo, doing real well not much to complain about. The place is gold, the people are great. I wish I could say the same about the homeland.

          13. If USA didn’t launch Operation Cyclone and allowed the soviets to kill Bin Laden and all the other creators and leaders of Al-qaeda and Taliban millions of people would be alive and ISIS will never be formed in the first place
            *AMERICA STILL DOESN”T KNOW THAT EXTREMISTS CANNOT BE TAMED*

          14. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            Do you really think if Bin Laden was killed before hand none of this would have happened??? Come on…..these people are out to kill. They want to turn every middle eastern country to an Islamic state. Listen, USA has made lots of mistakes and continues to do so but its the IS, al qaeda, taliban that are making false promises and recruiting faster than you and I are typing.

          15. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            ” They want to turn every middle eastern country to an Islamic state.”

            WOW and you know this how exactly? Did they phone you and tell you in person? Or maybe they emailed you. hmmmm

          16. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            ” its the IS, al qaeda, taliban that are making false promises”

            But of course your heroes hezbsatan aren’t making false promises. Wasn’t it them that wanted to turn Lebanon into a Islamic state? hypocrite.

          17. Lets not forget Bin laden was ARMED by CIA
            Taliban was CREATED by CIA
            Iraq and libya was DE-STABILIZED by NATO
            Syrian Civil war was the last thing America did
            Assad crushed Extremists and if USA didn’t launch their regime-changing operation then IS would have been just bunch of jihaidts that would disappear in a few years

          18. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I’ll go with your last line. They couldn’t tame nudists, for sure. Gave up eventually … but made ‘rules of containment’ … we can all live with that. :-)))
            I think if Hamas agreed to some rules in their containment, they could have more tourists than Lebanon …. after all the shrapnel was cleaned from the beach, of course. 😉

          19. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            And then they all found there was oil/gas, and could sell it. Be like Saudis and Qataris and Kuwaitis, and drive diamond-encrusted Lambouginis to death in the desert … stuff like that. :-))
            (Talibanis and ISissies just want guns and bombs… but they too are selling oil to get what they want.)

          20. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I agree, but it seems it doesnt take much to put a collar on Arab leaders. These rest of them are Like fleas on dogs.

      2. Leborigine Avatar
        Leborigine

        Sour, very sour. I am pretty sure sweetvirgo meant the extremists. Look at the glass half full “””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

        1. sweetvirgo Avatar
          sweetvirgo

          Yes that’s what I meant but she is just looking to argue.

          1. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            I love it how all the asshead supporters say something and then claim they meant something else.

          2. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            You know just becareful who you insult. Stick to the facts of the article leave your personal insults to yourself.

          3. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Lol by calling assaad asshead i am insulting you?? lmfao

          4. By Insulting President Dr.Assad you have insulted all the minorities His excellency Dr.Assad protected and all the Christians,Shias and Sunnis brutaly killed and raped by ISIS and FSA led al-qaeda factions

          5. Dr.Assad..kah..kah..kah..A doctor who killed too many.He is doctotor..not a doctor.

          6. Zabada you have such a serious look for so long, it is nice to see the “DOCTOR ” made you laugh :)P

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Well, we know the Irish have some ‘Fighting Irish’ too … Clan stuff, you know?
            😉

          8. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Not this particular Christian.

          9. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            http://darthnader.net/2012/09/19/formation-of-a-christian-battalion-in-the-free-syrian-army/

            How will they repay him if the war will last as long as he has power?

          10. kih..kih..kih..you doctotor Assad nothing beside Dr.mahathir Muhammad..he is a true Dr.both in medical in politic.See how he lead Malaysian,Malays,Chinese and Indian,Thai and ect.Too many nation ..too many religion,but Mahathir lead them well.He step down after years.He said,even many of ministers prevent him to step down.He said..-I must step down before the rest tell me to do so- Otherwise your Assad still hanged on his position even there are too many had been killed because of him..even the rest told him to step down..He and his side even jailing.torturing and killing ,shooting only to be a total dictator king of Syria.He is weird.I schooling you and Assad ,In modern days a leader need to convert to new kind of democracy.This mean,always having new leaders.But Assad,your leader and you not understand new world democracy.Most Arab,not all of them,not understands a little bit of democracy.Like you and Assad ,they are favor to old kind of politic,monarchy or dictatorship.Monarchy is not democracy,but dictatorship is the worse politic tool to unite people.That why Arabs are killing each others.Sabiha who are condone too many atrocities.Assad armies are the most undisciplined armies on the earth.I guess you are not worship Assad as your god.People of Syria have no choice.You can called them anything ,Alqaida,Militants or whatever you like,but they have no choice.I hope you not worship Assad as your god,as some of Assad men have done.kah,,kah..kah Assad is god….very bad idea.Not fit at modern days.You and Assad better live at stone age times.

          11. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Zabada … After the stone age 😉 … In France … a progression of thought.
            (I hate copying from texts … sigh …) Montesquieu writes ‘The Spirit Of Laws’.
            One quote:
            “In the reign of Charlemagne (AD 813), when the vassal had received a present of a lord, were it worth only a sou, he could not afterwards quit him.
            But under Charles the Bald, the vassals might follow what was agreeable to their interests or their inclination with entire safety; and so strongly does this prince explain himself on the subject that he seems rather to encourage them in the enjoyment of this liberty than to restrain it.
            In Charlemagne’s time, benefices were rather personal than real; afterwards they became rather real than personal.”

            In other words, everyone benefitted when they could choose who to follow.
            Without fear of reprisal for making a choice that was good for them.
            An allowance … Under Law.
            (Charles the Bald was ahead of his time.)

          12. He’s actually a proctologist who has made too many ASS-ADS.

          13. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Now here’s somebody (no noodle?) who just woke up from a very long sleep.
            Assad hasn’t fixed any eye problem (especially from cement dust) for a few years. He probably didn’t even keep his ‘licence’ up to date.

          14. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            He looks like a cross breed between goofy and a giraffe, where did they find the Dr. Title?

          15. His excellency Dr.Assad went to british universities for education and thats where he met his sunni wife asma al-assad

          16. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Which simply means he has some pieces of paper, which say he got a ‘score’ on a particular ‘test-set’. Didn’t make him into a better human. There is no test for that until much later in life …. and some feel it only comes after death. 😉
            (I have always noticed those who got ‘papers’ love to toot their own horns.
            I think, generally, Engineers and Political Scientists are the worst for that.)
            (Physicists, on the other hand, are a quiet breed – they need to keep quiet about discovering some truths – especially after seeing what Political Scientists will do with their discoveries, and what kind of Engineers those hire.)

          17. Well if anyone doesn’t like assad they can go to The Islamic state and live with their new emir

          18. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I imagine that MOST – after 4 years of this crap – would be more than happy to move West, and shut up after that. Including the million orphaned children.

          19. The west is no longer safe and all becuase of the governments that always want instant regime changes
            even CIA,FBI,NSA,MI6 and all the other intelligence agencies admitted that they CAN’T TRACK all the western Jihaidists and many are active in the west in recruiting more for IS
            Islamophobia is spreading in the west and more muslims get discriminated everyday and thanks to them hate grows and extreamism prospers
            Econmic wars with russia has weakened the western economies and it only take big terrorist attack to destroy the EU and US

          20. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I was happy when 12 of them left Canada … they can’t come back. They chewed up their passports. Made me feel more safe. 😉
            And yes, although ‘they’ sure try at times, ‘they’ can’t track me everywhere every day either. But if we all begin to think that having ‘Big Brother’ watching all the time is a good thing, then we might as well throw in the towel, stay naked, and join Putin in the ‘Land Of Love’ being ‘taken care of’ for that ‘Ideal’ they promote. It’s not much different to be under one despotic state or the other.
            Sure. Some of us have a phobia against that. I’ve been a ‘rebel’ all my life.
            And sometimes, they lose track of me. (they hate that 😉
            But, of course, I didn’t spend MY free moments making bombs. It’s a waste.

            Allow me to add a bit more about ‘Papers’. East or West.
            Since politicians after WWI wanted to raise more money, ‘they’ decided to licence cars and drivers. And at one point, even after WWII, bicycles as well. Now just about anything on wheels, on the water, or in the air, needs a licence – of some form – often for the vehicle as well as it’s user.
            Some of us ‘rebels’ got them off the bicycles … although there’s a resurgence of idiots who have been brainwashed into thinking that all the licensing in the world makes them more safe. There are more ‘rules’ than you can shake a stick at, because insurance companies decided to get in on ‘the good thing’.
            Society generally agreed to go along with many idiotic things. They just LOVE those papers. They stick them on the colourful and stupid-looking helmets too. But basically, in the end, as many of us SEE if we care to look, NONE of the expensive paper means a single person is capable of driving.

            (The latest ‘twist’ in mind-control. The Age Factor. $$$ from the old folks.)

          21. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            He wasn’t there to learn how to be a good neighbour that’s for sure.

          22. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I assume that’s why everyone blames the British for all the troubles.

          23. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Somewhere, somehow they are complicit.

          24. Sure let’s suppress the majority Syrian Sunnis (75%) for the sake of the minority Syrians (25%).

          25. You mean Dr. ASS-AD the propagandist proctologist?

          26. Dr.Assad has the support of sunnis you brainwashed dimwit EVEN Dr.ASSADS WIFE IS SUNNI

            http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/03/syria-aleppo-sunni-quds-baath-brigades.html

          27. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Yeah only asshead is allowed to dictate his people and lock up and torture who he chooses. No one else is allowed to engage in evil it’s exclusively an asshead role. Dr my arse, butcher is more appropriate. Don’t give me he provides protection cos so do other mafia groups around the world it dosent make them legitimate.

          28. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            lol are all asshead supporters THIS stupid?

          29. Are all Al-waeda supporters doesn’t know how to respect a leader of a nation?

          30. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Lol “al-waeda”?
            As for respecting murderous dictators who claim they are leaders, I will leave that to u and ur murderous kind.

          31. Then what about Obama who ordered to mercilessly bomb libya and armed FSA terrorists just becuase Assad was a strong leader that refused to become his pet
            Talking about murders what about Porochenko who ordered his airforce to bomb donetsk and Lughansk the most populated cities in eastern Ukraine

          32. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Porochenko, Putin, and Assad are on the same page.

          33. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            No centrefolds please.

          34. Its becuase Leaders should be strong they are not supposed to run when a bunch of people want him to leave knowing they will riun the country but USA is not like that they use “human right violations” against countries they hate like syria while ignore Ukraine,Saudi arbia ad Bahrain

          35. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Tozzz.

          36. Leborigine Avatar
            Leborigine

            lol

      3. sweetvirgo Avatar
        sweetvirgo

        It’s my opinion so if you don’t like it…oh well!!! Those rebels are not innocent Syrians. They are al qaeda. The innocent Syrians are the ones who fled and the ones that died. Don’t pull out a tissue for those rebels.

        1. $89733098 Avatar
          $89733098

          Really? Everyone fighting asshead is al qaeda?
          Wow!
          Did you get that from al manar?

          1. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            Yes really….all of those rebels are al qaeda. It didn’t start off that way but now it is. So stop trying to prove that you’re smarter than everyone else here. Open your eyes and see what’s going on in the middle east. Don’t just draw your sword and swing at who ever has a different opinion than yours.

          2. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            And you can prove they are ALL al qaeda, how?

          3. Alqaeda ia the name create by the west.America and U.K are in the hand of Jews.they are working for Jews.So that name is nonsense

          4. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            No the people who draw swords at anyone who disagrees with them are you and your beloved hezbsatan terrorists.

          5. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            yada yada yada. I’m not for hezbollah nor assad nor terrorists. I’m for the innocent people. So go comment to someone else.

          6. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            blah blah blah you are a cheer leader for asshead and hezbsatan. Your comments have proven that time and again.

      4. Cochttii Avatar

        These images should not have been put on this site as this site is biased.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Damn right it’s biased … originally created ‘FOR Lebanon’ …. yet expanded over time because it seemed popular to include news about the IDIOTS who bring Lebanon it’s problems from elsewhere, as well as chatting up the ones from inside …. and amazingly MOST of the people chatting IN IT wish that random killing, torture, desecrations of various kinds, sectarian stupidities, and assorted other blood-letting ventures would stop. Sorry about a bias toward free speech, equality for all under law, and a great wish for some peace, food on a table and clothes on the back. PERHAPS A light bulb to see and read in the everlasting dark with.
          Does that picture have a thousand words in it? Too many for you?
          I could go on … but you could turn out your light. Again.

          1. Cochttii Avatar

            In my opinion a picture like this may incite strife on a discussion forum. Sorry you do not agree.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            It should incite ‘rage’ at anyone who would do such a thing.
            And yes, it is sickening. But some only believe what they see – and even then there are those like my venerable grandmother who said: ‘I wouldn’t believe it if you proved it too me’, when something was just too much to understand.
            Frankly, there ARE many more disgusting pictures than small quiet bodies on ‘the net’, and than what you will find here – unless we put them in.

          3. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Sorry your country doesnt strictly enforce media.

          4. Cochttii Avatar

            A picture like this is very upsetting and sad to see, so no I don’t deem it to be appropriate on a forum.

          5. I admire and respect that you are affected by the sad picture Cochttii, the core of the problem is that very very few people resist taking the multitude of baits that are designed to create continuing strife, Just read the comments among many and you will find that the majority DO NOT have a desire to respect or coexist even in their exchanges.

            Most of commentators here live abroad and are Not affected by the horror portrayed in the photo or even enduring hardship of any kind yet they defend one side or the other instead of distancing themselves from the madness that any normal decent and spiritual person would recognize that whole culture suffers from sectarianism for a long long time and will not settle for anything less than wiping out the enemy to the extent that civilians, women and children no longer treated as sacred or of greater value than the false fantasy victory they are so convinced of accomplishing.

            A perfect example of the madness is the recent Gaza war that soon everyone will for get about but the cease fires that were made so the bodies can be pulled from the ruble and once the cease fire expires both sides resume the killing to make more bodies under ruble. respect for life is very very depreciated in the middle east or maybe was never there to start with.

          6. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I just woke up but I think I agree with you abou isis?

          7. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Another old song: ‘Waking Up Is Hard To Do.’ :-)))

          8. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            How about “wake me up before you go go”.

    2. I hope rebel will topple Assad and send him to Hague to be punish .

      1. sweetvirgo Avatar
        sweetvirgo

        Be careful what you wish for. Someone worse can come along.

        1. The real lebanese Avatar
          The real lebanese

          Tough to beat someone who has dropped bombs, gassed children, and leveled a country for three and a half years,… Unless of course you’re IS and demand everyone bow down to Islam or face something.

          1. After chemical killing too many children,International team destroyed too many Chemical weapon that found on government stores.It is not found at the hand of rebels.This mean Assad who killed that childrens.Otherwise Assad side twisted the news to rebel side.All over the world know this.Assad side twisted everything to win.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            He tells SANA what to report … and they never had the balls to tell the truth.
            Their good reporters ran away.

          3. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            Just look at Iraq. We got rid of Saddam and now look at what’s happening. I know Assad is no angel at all. I’m just afraid for what is to come if he is toppled.

          4. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            The longer the war goes, the dirtier the outcome is more likely to be. In the end Assad cant stay, you cant defeat a revolution. Look at the American revolution for example. After years of fighting, the ragtag american militias defeated Britain, the worlds best military at the time.

          5. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            But we are dealing with an entirely different militia. These people want to kill anyone who doesn’t follow them…anyone that’s a christian, shia, catholic and so on. It’s scary real. Today at church a lady sitting next to me as the priest was leading the congregation in prayer for the people of Syria and Iraq. She has a nephew that was kidnapped in Iraq and hasn’t been seen or heard of. Her brother was forced to leave with his family not knowing where they took his son. It’s very very very sad.

          6. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            The real stories. Of real people. Human. And the basic truth. Heartbreak.

          7. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            I was trying to give her hope that he could still be alive. I didn’t know what to say to her other than I will be praying for all of the innocent people that are suffering at the hands of these murderers.

          8. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            Did you include asshead and hezbsatan in your prayers when you said “murderers”? And be honest when you answer.

          9. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            Íts a huge task to continually name all the murderers, but omitting certain groups from a conversation doesn’t mean they are being excluded from being criticised or praised. In a nutshell all armed groups are murderers be they militia, government, regimes, dictators, occupiers, ground zombie extremist Sunnis, slimy shabihas, or the smooth talking Hezbollah all are murderers taking orders from cowards.

          10. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            well said. Totally agree with everything you said.
            In virgo’s case tho, hezb and asshead are never mentioned when criticism is being dished out.

          11. Maborlz Ez-Hari Avatar
            Maborlz Ez-Hari

            I can’t speak on the behalf of others but H.A and assface definitely are murderers. They are playing their cards but eventually the game will end and opinions will change, even the most loyal sheep will eventually realise what scum bags they have been duped by.

          12. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Prayers are never given with negative aspects … always positive from a pulpit.
            ‘For’ something.
            As individuals, however …. 😉

          13. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            I wasn’t reffering to IS or Nusra. When the revolution first started there was no al Qaeda in the beginning. They grew as pockets of land were left void of both the regime and the FSA. Its is very sad. What started for a good cause has become what it is today. The good cause has the least influence.

          14. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            There is no more good cause. You’re right it did start as FSA but looks like they jumped ship.

          15. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            I think there’s a few left who haven’t been shot. Yet.

          16. The real lebanese Avatar
            The real lebanese

            Tough when you’re fighting against two fronts that dont fight each other.

          17. See what Assad and his Sabiha and armies have done in syria in order to prolong his dictatorship

          18. sweetvirgo Avatar
            sweetvirgo

            See what the so called FSA has done to the innocent citizens?? Did you see what they have done to churches and other mosques?? My friend I’ve always said Assad is no angel but FSA is not who they are anymore.

          19. $89733098 Avatar
            $89733098

            yes the fsa is the one using “MiG fighter planes, helicopter gunships, ballistic missiles, barrel
            bombs, cluster bombs, incendiary bombs, tanks, artillery, starvation
            sieges of whole towns (and for that matter, of Palestinian refugee
            camps), and chemical weapons” to destroy syria.
            You are truly despicable.

          20. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Don’t forget the Brits had a little ‘France’ problem at about the same time. 😉
            Have to admit, the Yanks were happy to buy Louisiana from the French – for a song. (Typical) And they still did business with the English – after the Brits and a few Canuk-Indians kept them south of the 49th.
            Mounties patrolled after that.
            Damn good thing, too. Imagine where they would have shipped the Great Lakes after the California Gold Rush. Hell, they keep trying that one. :-)))

          21. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Similar to the old slogan: ‘Better Dead Than Red’, Better Isn’t than IS. 😉

      2. 5thDrawer Avatar
        5thDrawer

        Only the FSA might do that. The others would just hang him, cut him into pieces, feed him to his dogs … and then shoot the dogs.

  3. Cochttii Avatar

    Ya Libnan don’t you think the images you put on your site incite strife? Please review your comment and images as it does not do peace any good.
    Regardless who committed the act which no one knows, it’s only hearsay.
    I don’t believe it’s in the public interest to see these disturbing sad images on your site as it is a site for discussions not for hatred.

    1. 5thDrawer Avatar
      5thDrawer

      You like the ‘Pastoral Scenes’ … and maybe occasionally only read the words? The ‘Dog&Cat’ stories in ‘news’ are your favourites?
      This is a ‘pretty’ one for you.

      1. Cochttii Avatar

        Really.

        1. 5thDrawer Avatar
          5thDrawer

          Glad you enjoyed.

          1. Cochttii Avatar

            ha ha ha very clever.

          2. 5thDrawer Avatar
            5thDrawer

            Once a week for scrolling through these over-long ‘yack’ sessions.
            Managed to punt in a few comments to add to the list … fortunately the computer has enough memory to get here again. :-))))

          3. Cochttii Avatar

            Whatever.

  4. It is apparent that without Hezbollah Assad is nothing. The Syrian Army cannot accomplish anything on its own anymore without Hezbollah help. Soon some new force is coming to help squash Hezbollah in Syria.

  5. Who is the most famous advertised protologist? ASS-AD

    1. DR. ASS-AD

  6. As usual the double standards go on, and the haters of people are fueling the fire on all sides.
    Disrespect has become the root of all evil.

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