Captured soldiers: They will kill us, if Hezbollah remains in Syria


#1

Another developing story of prisoners threatened with execution by Jihadists. But this time it’s Al-Nusra Front perhaps hoping to show the world they can be as extreme as ISIS.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2014/Aug-23/268253-captured-soldiers-they-will-kill-us-if-hezbollah-remains-in-syria.ashx


#2

The Death Toll for that War in Syria is being estimated at 191,000 from news articles that just came out: news.yahoo.com/un-rights-chief-slams-paralysis-syria-deaths-top-084542835.html

It is difficult to say there is a right side, it seems Assad’s ruling party is a minority but the rebels are funded from foreign sources as well, largely Gulf States it seems.

It’s hard to see right and wrong, I suppose if ISIS threatens people, should we perhaps just be humanitarian and evacuate peoples including Christians?


#3

What is left with Assad right now is his tribe. And yes, they are a minority. Also they are Shia whereas the vast majority of the country are Sunni, and we all know that plays a major role in the regional politics there.

It’s hard to see right and wrong, I suppose if ISIS threatens people, should we perhaps just be humanitarian and evacuate peoples including Christians?

Giving up entire countries to ISIS may not be a wise long term strategy.


#4

Assad’s party was one that embraced the ideal of nationalism. It served minorities well enough to promote a national identity for all, rather than to allow the political division to be along religious lines.

That system was predicated upon the borders left behind from the Age of Imperialism having some meaning for the people divided by the national borders drawn up by European powers. Islamists are indifferent to those borders, and hostile to the minorities that want to maintain them.


#5

The partitioning of the Ottoman Empire (30 October 1918 – 1 November 1922) was a political event that occurred after World War I. The huge conglomeration of territories and peoples that formerly comprised the Ottoman Empire was divided into several new states.[1] The partitioning brought the creation of the modern Arab world and the Republic of Turkey. The League of Nations granted France mandates over Syria and Lebanon and granted the United Kingdom mandates over Mesopotamia (later Iraq,) and Palestine, (later divided into Palestine and Transjordan). The Ottoman Empire’s possessions on the Arabian Peninsula became the Kingdom of Hejaz and the Sultanate of Nejd (today Saudi Arabia), the Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen, and the Arab States of the Persian Gulf.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partitioning_of_the_Ottoman_Empire


#6

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