Twenty centuries ago and beyond, the Romans knew the best way to keep the drooling masses happy – Bread and Circuses. As long as the Great Unwashed had the government slinging freshly baked loaves (or family size bag o’ pork rinds) at them and they were treated to lots and lots of blood and gore, the mouth breathers and knuckle draggers wouldn’t delve into such dangerous activities such as becoming politically aware or civilly active.
To counter the threat of the ISIS terrorist organization, both Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) have advocated American arms, training and the equipment of war be provided to who they describe as the moderate factions involved in the Syrian Civil War, as reported by the Independent Journal Review on Sept. 13, 2014 and also by the Huffington Post on Sept. 12, 2014. However, the breaking news in the Middle East is that the alleged pro-Western alliance known as The Free Syrian Army has entered into a non-aggression pact with ISIS, at least until Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is overthrown.
Sodomy authorized to “widen the anus” of would-be human bombers…
Making itself known last summer, the fatwa-authorized sex jihad is making a strong comeback throughout the Muslim World. As reported by the right-of-center news portal Breitbart.com Big Peace on Aug. 27, 2014, Muslim women from Great Britain to Australia are either heading to or already in ISIS-controlled areas in Syria and Iraq to “perform their duty in jihad” to ISIS terrorists of the sexual gratification kind.
A squad of self-appointed Sharia Law cops have raided a wedding reception in the al Qaeda controlled area of Syria, and during the course of the raid, the women in attendance were reportedly detained and beaten. The Business Standard (of New Delhi, India) reported on May 27, 2014, that in the city of Deir Ezzor, a number of Syrian Muslim women were privately celebrating the marriage of one of their own when members of the al Shari’a Law Authority broke up the exclusively women-only celebration on the grounds that strict Islamic law was not being observed by the revelers.
The US Marine Corps have fewer TOWs than the amount Obama shipped to Saudi Arabia last year alone …
With no pun intended, the Obama White House has shipped under the radar some of the most technologically advanced weaponry yet to a supposedly moderate Syrian rebel faction battling the nation’s regime of President Bashar al-Assad, as reported by both the left-of-center Centre for Research on Globalization (of Montreal, Quebec, Canada) news portal on April 21, 2014, as well as the Wall Street Journal on April 20, 2014. Concern is high that the cutting-edge anti-tank missiles will eventually make their way to one of the myriad of groups who are also in revolt against Assad, and more than a few are also openly in league with the same al-Qaeda terrorist organization that attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001.
Just days ago, the estimated number of al-Qaeda vs. al-Qaeda killed during their in-fighting has gone from less than 500 to well over 700, as reported by The Daily Star (of Beirut, Lebanon) on Jan. 16, 2014.
Within 48 hours, a local human rights group has updated its estimate from “at least 482” killed since the fighting between rival groups intensified earlier this year, to more than 700 killed in that past 12 days of fighting between alliances.
The Russian Times reported on Jan. 13, 2014 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has been tracking the death toll so far in the al-Qaeda civil war in Syria.
Early in the two-year-old Syrian Civil War against the central government of dictator Bashir al-Assad, there was a loose confederation of the many anti-Assad rebel groups.
As months turned into years and as a slow but steady flow of foreign jihadists into the Middle Eastern nation, the BBC has estimated as many as over 1,000 various heavily-armed factions, or “militias” as many like to call themselves.
Despite many of the groups swearing allegiance to the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, an Islamist civil war within the Syrian civil war has broken out.
The heaviest bloodshed has been between the 5,000 strong Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) [also known as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)] battling the combined forces of Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya (Islamic Movement of the Free Men of the Levant) with upwards of 20,000 armed members and their allies in the smaller but far more radical and bloody al-Nusra Front who boast of having 7,000 fighters.
The groups are battling over an area known as “The Levant” which is a local term for the geographic swath of land stretching from Lebanon to western Iraq.
As American, European, Saudi and Iranian weapons and money continue to flow to the hundreds of various jihadi groups, the body count is expected to rise, especially among those who the Islamists have a particular hatred for, such as the mostly unarmed Christian minority in the region.
The Daily Star, one of the oldest and most respected newspapers in Lebanon, reported on Dec. 24, 2013 that a bloody gun battle took place in the eastern part of the already fractured nation, killing 33 total between rival terrorist organizations.
With reportedly 32 members of the al-Qaeda branch in Syria theal-Nuṣra Front (The Front for the Support of the People of Greater Syria) killed in an ambush, only one member of the hometown favorite Hezbollah (The Party of Allah) was killed in the fighting.