Aleppo - The end game

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Syrian forces have continued what they have been doing all year in taking Aleppo back piece by piece.

The encirclement of the area in the Summer was broken quickly but that was designed to use up IS/FSA and all the other Alphabet names resources mainly manpower.

Idiot Pentagon mouthpiece Admiral Kirby has claimed that Syrians and Russians have bombed so many hospitals there that it appears every second builidng had one.

Russians brokered a number of ceasfires to allow aid in and people leave but time after time any corridors were shelled by IS/FSA and theri allies. Numeorus online video's keep appearing of people desperate to get to Syrian positions................. do they not know the sweetness and light promsied by IS/FSA and their allies will exist for them. Oh wait they have seen them in action over last 5 years.

IS/FSA seem now to be abandoning area after area and retreating quickly with the civilian population running to hugging Syrian army for freeing them. Great video of a Syrian soldier meeting his parents for first time in 5 years.

Aleppo isn't fully free yet and will take another couple of months but the IS/FSA Prisoners of War can look forward to long spells in Prison camps. Course finding any POWs will be interesting.
 


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I visited Aleppo 20 years ago when I was working with an international organisation.

It was a beautiful medieval city with a very modern peri-urban fringe. The locals were like Mediterraneans. They lived for cafe society and dining out. It could have been Lisbon, Portugal.

Now it has been blasted by geopolitical games. The US who sponsored ISIL and its likes to remove Assad, and the Russians who simply are defending their own interests. Neither give a f*cuk about the Syrians, and any fool who says they do is a fool.

You have witnessed a great crime against humanity here, and I am afraid you dont know what it is.
 

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Now it has been blasted by geopolitical games. The US who sponsored ISIL and its likes to remove Assad, and the Russians who simply are defending their own interests. Neither give a f*cuk about the Syrians, and any fool who says they do is a fool.

You have witnessed a great crime against humanity here, and I am afraid you dont know what it is.
I seen things Joxer.
Russians laid down their lives for Syria. Russians stopped the US murder machine. Suck it up.
 

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Oh I have seen it for over 5 years.

Anybody who doesn't bow down at Wahhabism is to be destroyed.
The Americans got them into the situation they are in and the Russians will blast them to save them. No good end for Aleppo.

Carry on, in your safe little Irish bubble, wrapped up in the internet.
 

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"What's an Aleppo?"
 

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I've been following several people in Aleppo on twitter. They've been saying their goodbyes today. Its shocking and awful, but its hard to see how this horror could end any other way.
 

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Damascus is the oldest inhabited city in the world. It was cosmopolitan and peaceful before the war, but these idiots couldn't leave well alone.

The same trick was played on Baghdad, another ancient metropolis. Sickening.
 

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Damascus is the oldest inhabited city in the world. It was cosmopolitan and peaceful before the war, but these idiots couldn't leave well alone.

The same trick was played on Baghdad, another ancient metropolis. Sickening.
The recent documentary 'HyperNormalisation' has some interesting things to say about Syria. Worth a watch.
 

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...and the Russians who simply are defending their own interests. Neither give a f*cuk about the Syrians, and any fool who says they do is a fool....
Of course they are defending their interests. Those interests coincide with those of the vast majority Syrian people i.e. keeping the Syrian state from imploding.

Try telling the parents of the young Russian marine spotter who called in an airstrike on his own position in Palmyra because he was surrounded by Da'esh terrorists, that Russia doesn't "give a f*uck about the Syrians".

It is entirely the fault of the west and the US in particular that the greater crime of the so-called 'Arab Spring' that was conceived in the wahhabist palaces in Doha and Riyadh and has led to bleeding the whole of Syria nearly white over six years..
 

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Been reading T.E Lawrence and his thoughts on the battle against the Turks right across the region where the British and the French pretty much used Feisal's hopes for an Arab national homeland as a diversion to bleed away Turkish resources.

Quite strange to read the news these days in parallel with Lawrence's heart sickness at the betrayal he was quite aware he was part of. He and others worked like trojans to try and get Damascus under an Arab government ahead of Allenby and the French arrival, two powers who had other ideas and plans for divvying up the spoils.

Considerable mention in despatches for an Irish man by the name of Joyce by the way who contributed hugely to Feisal and Lawrence's efforts against the Turks in the deserts and the guerilla campaign against Turkish supply lines.

Must see if I can find out more about this Joyce- he was obviously highly regarded by Lawrence.

Strange moment when Lawrence was later a humble crewman in the RAF having joined up in the ranks and he opened some mail from home in which were some books. Out of one book fell an official document which he'd had from Damascus which had been a letter appointing him Minister Plenipotentiary on behalf of King George to Feisal and the Arab government- which he had to hide as he was in barracks with the other new recruits at the time who had no clue who he was.

Also had to slyly remove a poster of a news article off the wall of the dining room as it had a photo of him in his Lawrence of Arabia days so his new squad members didn't notice it.
 

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Aleppo was a wonderful Assyrian city and like so many other overrun by Muslim invaders it's such a shame that they weren't stopped and contained in their native Arabian peninsula
 

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Been reading T.E Lawrence and his thoughts on the battle against the Turks right across the region where the British and the French pretty much used Feisal's hopes for an Arab national homeland as a diversion to bleed away Turkish resources.

Quite strange to read the news these days in parallel with Lawrence's heart sickness at the betrayal he was quite aware he was part of. He and others worked like trojans to try and get Damascus under an Arab government ahead of Allenby and the French arrival, two powers who had other ideas and plans for divvying up the spoils.

Considerable mention in despatches for an Irish man by the name of Joyce by the way who contributed hugely to Feisal and Lawrence's efforts against the Turks in the deserts and the guerilla campaign against Turkish supply lines.

Must see if I can find out more about this Joyce- he was obviously highly regarded by Lawrence.

Strange moment when Lawrence was later a humble crewman in the RAF having joined up in the ranks and he opened some mail from home in which were some books. Out of one book fell an official document which he'd had from Damascus which had been a letter appointing him Minister Plenipotentiary on behalf of King George to Feisal and the Arab government- which he had to hide as he was in barracks with the other new recruits at the time who had no clue who he was.

Also had to slyly remove a poster of a news article off the wall of the dining room as it had a photo of him in his Lawrence of Arabia days so his new squad members didn't notice it.
Heard of a Joyce man retired to COnnemara after WW1. Claimed to have been with
Lawrence
 

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From watching the western media, it seems as if every building the Russians hit in Aleppo is a hospital or an orphanage. Who knew Syria has a hospital on every corner! Of course the Russian bombs never kill any terrorists.
 

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Damascus is the oldest inhabited city in the world. It was cosmopolitan and peaceful before the war, but these idiots couldn't leave well alone.

The same trick was played on Baghdad, another ancient metropolis. Sickening.
IIRC Baghdad is basically an 8th century city

- planned as circular development?

Going by memory here folks so please feel free to correct me.
 


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