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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    From Fox News:

    Two Syrian activist groups said Tuesday that ISIS terrorists have abducted at least 70 Assyrian Christians after overrunning a number of small villages in the northeast of that country.

    ...It was not immediately clear what ISIS planned to do with the Assyrians. The militants have a long history of killing captives, including foreign journalists, Syrian soldiers and Kurdish militiamen. Most recently, militants in Libya affiliated with ISIS released a video showing the beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians.

    But ISIS also could use its Assyrian captives to try to arrange a prisoner swap with the Kurdish and Christian militias that it faced off against in northeastern Syria. There is a precedent: the extremists have released Kurdish school children as well as Turkish truck drivers and diplomats after holding them for months. Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS | Fox News

    How long can the civilized world tolerate these aggressions?

    Heya NB. Now they say the number totals 90. Also while this took place. They destroyed the Public Library and the Church of the Mary in Mosul.


    While the world was watching the Academy Awards ceremony, the people of Mosul were watching a different show. They were horrified to see ISIS members burn the Mosul public library. Among the many thousands of books it housed, more than 8,000 rare old books and manuscripts were burned. “ISIS militants bombed the Mosul Public Library. They used improvised explosive devices,” said Ghanim al-Ta'an, the director of the library. Notables in Mosul tried to persuade ISIS members to spare the library, but they failed.

    On the same day the library was destroyed, ISIS abolished another old church in Mosul: the church of Mary the Virgin. The Mosul University Theater was burned as well, according to eyewitnesses. In al-Anbar province, Western Iraq, the ISIS campaign of burning books has managed to destroy 100,000 titles, according to local officials. Last December, ISIS burned Mosul University’s central library. Iraq, the cradle of civilization, the birthplace of agriculture and writing and the home of the Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Arab civilizations had never witnessed such an assault on its rich cultural heritage since the Mongol era in the Middle Ages.....snip~

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/isis-b...030900856.html

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    And yet there has been plenty of conflict there...
    Whats the point of such a vague comment that could mean anything?!

    You always either post substanceless nonsence or wild accusations.

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Terrible. I am all for sending weapons and training. America and our allies seem tired of war. The mess in the middle east requires middle east solutions. We should probably think about picking the next dictator until we are ready to take him out in the 2020's.
    So going to war should be based on if we're in the mood or not?

    They've declared Holy War until the death against us already. We'll have no choice. Do you want to fight them there, or here?

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by The German View Post
    Whats the point of such a vague comment that could mean anything?!

    You always either post substanceless nonsence or wild accusations.
    You suggest things will somehow be rosy if only groups are isolated to respective nations-thats just not true. It is, though-rather ominous in light of Germany's history.

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    So going to war should be based on if we're in the mood or not?

    They've declared Holy War until the death against us already. We'll have no choice. Do you want to fight them there, or here?
    Correct. If you do not have the spirit to fight, don't go to someone else's house and start a fight.

    As far as the rest, we have a choice. We can fight over there, or stay here and not fight. I am for staying here and not fighting. They are not going to charter planes and get 5000 troops on the ground in Wisconsin. Not going to happen.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Correct. If you do not have the spirit to fight, don't go to someone else's house and start a fight.

    As far as the rest, we have a choice. We can fight over there, or stay here and not fight. I am for staying here and not fighting. They are not going to charter planes and get 5000 troops on the ground in Wisconsin. Not going to happen.
    Obama is hell-bent on helping Iran with its nuclear program. If that happens, it's a mere matter of time before it's here.

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Correct. If you do not have the spirit to fight, don't go to someone else's house and start a fight.

    You mean like flying passenger loaded planes into occupied buildings in NYC at morning rush hour....? That kind of starting a fight?

    As far as the rest, we have a choice. We can fight over there, or stay here and not fight. I am for staying here and not fighting.
    Sticking your head in the sand won't make it go away.

    They are not going to charter planes and get 5000 troops on the ground in Wisconsin. Not going to happen.
    They don't have to....they are already here....Any further aggression with planes don't require chartering anything, just a box cutter.
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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama is hell-bent on helping Iran with its nuclear program. If that happens, it's a mere matter of time before it's here.
    And then there's the ME arms race it will cause.

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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    You mean like flying passenger loaded planes into occupied buildings in NYC at morning rush hour....? That kind of starting a fight?



    Sticking your head in the sand won't make it go away.



    They don't have to....they are already here....Any further aggression with planes don't require chartering anything, just a box cutter.
    ISIS didn't fly a plane into any building in the US. The comparison is unnecessary.

    I like you am a soldier. I am not going to send someone else off to fight a battle that people in the Middle East should be fighting for themselves. I am not saying stick our heads in the sand. I am saying send weapons and training. Don't send our troops.

    Not sure why you are hung up on planes. I get 2001 happened. It was a tragedy. But silliness like the box cutter comment is why we have the bloated and ridiculously functioning TSA.
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    Re: Activists report dozens of Assyrian Christans kidnapped by ISIS

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Obama is hell-bent on helping Iran with its nuclear program. If that happens, it's a mere matter of time before it's here.
    Are we talking about ISIS or Iran or anything in the ME? ISIS and Iran are separate issues. Iran doesn't require boots on the ground either.
    We went from sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me to safe spaces.

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