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ISIS just captured ancient city of Palmyra in Syria including hospital and prison

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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:23 PM
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Islamic State (IS) fighters in Syria are said to have seized part of the town next to Palmyra, one of the Middle East's greatest archaeological sites.


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This is bad news and I wish someone would stop them. I cant imagine what would happen if they released all of the inmates in the Prison. I wonder what kind of inmates reside there?



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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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Palmyra to Damascus.....

Then onto Israel?

they are only 4 hours away in Palmyra



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:32 PM
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a reply to: Digital_Reality

I know I read somewhere either yesterday or the day before that they were closing in on it--I doubt it would take much to capture it.

The Independent

CNN

The Guardian



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:36 PM
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a reply to: grey580

It looks like there is a "Army Base" just north. Does anyone know what base that is? Surely they will mobilize and attack?

Link to map



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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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Say goodbye to any ancient sites or artifacts there. They will crush them all. We will only be able to read about them in the history books. Ugh!



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:52 PM
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a reply to: Digital_Reality

Stop them?

Are you an American tax payer?

Stop funding them!

However you get that done. .



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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Do you really think when I pay my taxes I have a check box for "fund ISIS"?

The answer is NO if your really not sure.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 02:59 PM
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There was fighting in the town over the last couple of days, with the Syrian government gaining a temporary victory yesterday. Unfortunately, The Guardian is now reporting that Syrian forces have collapsed after seven days of siege. The government evacuated civilians and antiquities before IS seized the town. They are retreating to government-held areas in the West.

www.theguardian.com...
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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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The government evacuated civilians and antiquities before IS seized the town. They are retreating to government-held areas in the West.


Thank goodness for that. Thanks for the link. I have a feeling we are going to see some kind of "shock and awe" type campaign soon if this does not get under control.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:12 PM
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The absolutely devastating "can of whoopass" the state of Israel would unleash on the Daesh/isis idiots would have no previous parallel in history, well perhaps the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima would be similar in intention, if not in scope or scale.

There would be no lamenting Israelis crying about the innocent lives lost. There would be no apologies for a literal extermination event. No Israeli would ask their government for diplomacy or anything of the kind. It would be overkill on an enormous scale. And I for one, would not blame Israel if they took that approach to what is a clear and very present threat.

I believe that daesh/isis realise this, I am not sure however, if that might not be their goal, martyrdom on a continental scale?

I hate war, with all its ugliness.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:15 PM
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Do you really think when I pay my taxes I have a check box for "fund ISIS"?


I must be using the wrong forms then.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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You know, they could evacuate the important people and the antiquities but the ruins in Palmyra are still at risk. I would not put it past them to tear it all down. Lets hope ALL of the people and not just the important ones got out safely.

NYTimes has an article up.


BEIRUT, Lebanon — Islamic State militants swept into the desert city of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday, and by evening were in control of it, residents and Syrian state news media said, a victory that gives them another strategically important prize five days after the group seized the Iraqi city of Ramadi.


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posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:24 PM
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a reply to: Digital_Reality

www.jpost.com...


looks that way.



It is home to modern military installations, and sits on a desert highway linking the capital Damascus with Syria's eastern provinces, mostly under rebel control.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:27 PM
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The absolutely devastating "can of whoopass" the state of Israel would unleash on the Daesh/isis idiots would have no previous parallel in history, well perhaps the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima would be similar in intention, if not in scope or scale.


That would be something to see. Then we will see how bad they are...ISIS that is.

ISIS is not liked by Hamas so that is also something that may be keeping them out. I wonder if Israel and Hamas could work together if the need arises to handle ISIS if they decide Israel is a target?



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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Well, that really is the hope of us "not in the know" types isn't it?
That somehow, out of all the carnage, there is some sort of multilateral, galvanising effect that would bring some stability to this ravaged region.
I hope so, I don't know how much "in the know" will there is for that though.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:47 PM
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Don't worry. It's all part of the plan for a "Greater Israel".


The Greater Israel

Proven Ties between ISIS and Israel


I know.. I know... flame on.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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Where can I find a link to the report by the UN?
I have done a search without any real results, can you provide a direct link to the report as this would be quite important.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 03:58 PM
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a reply to: Digital_Reality

Unfortunately Assad can't do much about it. Too busy bombing and gassing citizens.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 04:06 PM
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Hopefully they don't do this..




To this..


How someone could destroy history like that eludes me. Lets hope not.



posted on May, 20 2015 @ 04:08 PM
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OOooo...think of all the fun they'll have destroying all those irreplaceable archaeological wonders.




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