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BREAKING: ISIS BLOWS UP ANCIENT Shrines in Palmyra, Syria
The Islamic State blew up an ancient shrine in Palmyra today.
The terror group posted the pictures online.
"Islamic State militants have blown up two ancient shrines they consider sacrilegious in Palmyra, a 2,000-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site in central Syria, the ultra hardline Sunni Muslim group said on Tuesday.
The report was the first of any damage being done by the militants to buildings in Palmyra since they seized control of the city, also known as Tadmur, in May. Syrian forces have bombed the city, and the militants camped within it, since then.
Before-and-after pictures showed several militants carrying explosives and the shrines, which are not among the city’s monumental Roman-era buildings, reduced to rubble.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitoring group, said this week that the militants had planted mines in Palmyra but that it was not clear whether it was preparing to destroy the site or wanted to deter government forces from advancing towards it.
Syrian antiquities chief Abdul Maamoun Abdulkarim said, “In all the areas where they spread when they see tombs they destroy them as see them as sacrilegious and a return to paganism.”
originally posted by: butcherguy
So they have blown up more historical sites.
Add that to the video that was recently released showing them executing prisoners by locking them in a cage and submerging it in a swimming pool, complete with underwater cameras to record the anguished deaths. Then they launched an RPG at a car that had prisoners in it.
Then they wrapped detonation cord around the necks of about 8 prisoners, linking them together with it in a line and blew off their heads simultaneously.
Even the Nazis did not broadcast their atrocities. Is this just some psyop to make us hate Muslims?
Or are they a real group that are totally freaking nuts and don't give an eff what we think???
originally posted by: stumason
originally posted by: intrptr
Actually its minor, compared to the actual bombing of cities with people in them by NATO jets.
Oh, get off your anti-NATO high horse... What NATO mission is this in Syria then? And what bombing of cities by these "NATO" jets has taken place?
originally posted by: intrptr
But designed to incense us here in the west and distract us from whats really going on. The destruction and subjugation of another Middle Eastern nation for its territory and resources. Who cares about a few crumbly ruins compared to that?
Syria has very little in the way of natural resources, certainly not enough to want to fight over especially as the US is now one of the leading producers of oil and gas. And it is a very poor way to "subjugate" them with a 4 year long, bitter civil war than has crippled what little industrial capacity Syria had.
And what other ME countries have been "subjugated"?
originally posted by: Forensick
What is wrong with us?
The United Nations is a joke, its about time the PC crap was dropped and the UN can more involved.