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    ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    ISIS seems to be gaining a lot of momentum.

    http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News...itor-says.html

    More than half of Syria’s territory is now controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria group after its westwards advance into the ancient city of Palmyra, a group monitoring the war said on Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told Reuters the militant group has taken control of the city’s military air base and prison after storming them on Wednesday. ISIS followers posted a statement on Twitter saying it was in full control of the city, including the military installations, and that the retreating pro-government forces had left behind a large number of their dead.

    Clashes since Wednesday had killed at least 100 pro-government fighters, the observatory said, which gains information through a network of sources on the ground. The capture of Palmyra is the first time ISIS has taken control of a city directly from the Syrian army and allied forces, which have already lost ground in the northwest and south to other insurgent groups in recent weeks. The central city, also known as Tadmur, is built alongside the remains of an oasis civilization whose colonnaded streets, temple and theatre have stood for 2,000 years

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    At this point it appears that Syria cannot recover from all ISIS has taken from them. Even if the Syrian government somehow survives with outside help, odds are the nation will be split up into pieces anyway.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Islamic State Solidifies Foothold in Libya to Expand Reach - WSJ


    in other news.....


    Seems that Obama was instrumental in the rise of the JV team!
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    Islamic State Solidifies Foothold in Libya to Expand Reach - WSJ


    in other news.....


    Seems that Obama was instrumental in the rise of the JV team!
    Yes he and Bush have been. Obama more so.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yes he and Bush have been. Obama more so.

    This is the same guy you trust to negotiate an expansion of nuclear Iran?
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    This is the same guy you trust to negotiate an expansion of nuclear Iran?
    I never said that. In fact, if you stopped listening to yourself long enough, I corrected you on that. It is Russia, China, Germany, the UK, France and the US that are negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran. Your lack of knowledge on this subject is of concern!
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    I never said that. In fact, if you stopped listening to yourself long enough, I corrected you on that. It is Russia, China, Germany, the UK, France and the US that are negotiating a nuclear deal with Iran. Your lack of knowledge on this subject is of concern!


    lol, unless it's a success then we can hear about how "obama did it" like he "killed" Osama.... oh wait.


    Just because other countries tag along, doesn't make it less "US talks"

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    Who the **** is John Kerry? sound German, no? is he negotiating on behalf of Germany?
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    At this point it appears that Syria cannot recover from all ISIS has taken from them. Even if the Syrian government somehow survives with outside help, odds are the nation will be split up into pieces anyway.

    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

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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    lol, unless it's a success then we can hear about how "obama did it" like he "killed" Osama.... oh wait.


    Just because other countries tag along, doesn't make it less "US talks"

    5 things to know about the U.S.-Iran nuclear talks
    U.S. Iran Negotiations
    US-Iran Diplomacy | Al Jazeera America


    Who the **** is John Kerry? sound German, no? is he negotiating on behalf of Germany?
    The P5+1 are the signatories to any deal arrived at. Your lack of understanding on this disqualifies you.
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    Re: ISIS controls half of Syrian territory, monitor says

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    The P5+1 are the signatories to any deal arrived at. Your lack of understanding on this disqualifies you.


    lol, signatories you say?


    it's always a "coalition" when convenient. Your cheerleading kneepads need replacing. Obama sucks. bro.
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