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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    In an odd way, it might be good for ISIS to gain full control of an actual nation. Then, it's easier to know what to attack.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    lol, signatories you say?


    it's always a "coalition" when convenient. Your cheerleading kneepads need replacing. Obama sucks. bro.
    Worked for you when you were on your knees for Bush sucking up support from a coalition of the willing for Iraq, lol.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    if they were smart they would leave the ruins of Palmyra standing, pretty much guarentees the west wont bomb in that area.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    In an odd way, it might be good for ISIS to gain full control of an actual nation. Then, it's easier to know what to attack.
    Nah, I am all for the Kurds taking those Two Cities and then controlling that area and keeping ISIS out. Thats who all should be trying to help. The Kurds.....tell Turkey to STFU and stay out of the way. Same with the Abadi in Iraq.....and he needs to allow the weapons to be delivered to the Kurds as was promised.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Not bad for a JV Team.

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Most of ISIS-held territory (in both Syria and Iraq) is mostly desert anyways. Here's a map of both countries created by someone on Reddit that doesn't include desert:



    Most populated areas are under the control of the regime (light red), and much of the rest are held by non-ISIS rebels (green) and Kurdish forces (yellow). Raqqa is the only major Syrian city that is under complete control by ISIS (black).
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Worked for you when you were on your knees for Bush sucking up support from a coalition of the willing for Iraq, lol.

    lol, Bush is as bad as obama. so, there's that.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    From the Lebanon and Syrian Border.


    On the Syria-Lebanon border (AFP) - On a windy hilltop overlooking the mountainous Syrian border, a fighter from Lebanon's Hezbollah says the battle against militants in the area is among the toughest the group has ever faced.

    In the past two weeks, Hezbollah says it has secured around a third of the Qalamun region, territory on both the Lebanese and Syrian sides of the porous border.....snip~

    On Syria-Lebanon border, Hezbollah in 'hardest' battle

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    lol, Bush is as bad as obama. so, there's that.
    Actually, they each have their unique differences, good and bad.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Heya OS. Now with the taking of Palmyra.....it is even more evident.



    Fatigued, over-stretched, and losing the support of its base constituency, the Syrian Army is conceivably nearing the point of collapse. Major rebel offenses have taken control of the strategic cities of Idlib and Jisr al-Shegour in the north. Meanwhile, a second rebel offensive in the south has been steadily working its way towards Damascus, the capital.

    These steady rebel gains have demoralized the Syrian military, created fissures within the regime of president Bashar al-Assad, and force Damascus to accept greater foreign assistance in propping an ailing government, according to an April 30th New York Times report.



    A plunge in Syrian Army manpower
    Declining support for the government
    Government infighting
    The regime is almost broke
    Security is failing in Damascus
    The rebels have consolidated.....snip~

    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/syrian...164238939.html
    To make things worse, I heard on the news today that Baghdad is nearly encircled.

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