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There is no other description for what is happening other than war crime and genocide.   Israel is technically the occupying force on Gaza and as such is duty bound to protect civilians.   Complet

The scenes in Gaza look like the aftermath of a nuclear bomb, utter devastation. The Israelis telling people to go back to their homes in northern Gaza as its "safe", what are they supposed to go back

Reported on the BBC too... An air strike on an army camp has killed three soldiers, the Syrian government says, blaming the US-led coalition for the attack. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-

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Saudi's have always been dodgy but sell us oil and buy loads of weapons so they are our buddies so their nasty habits don't reported by our press.

 

Made me think of this:

 

 
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During World War II, the allies bombed the enemy's weapons factories. We could do the same with IS but that might mean bombing ourselves.

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Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-25/meet-man-who-funds-isis-bilal-erdogan-son-turkeys-president

NATO Attack On Russian Air Forces: Reasons and Consequences.

http://journal-neo.org/2015/11/26/nato-attack-on-russian-air-forces-reasons-and-consequences/

And now the 800 guns episode in Italy bound for Belgium has a Turkish link.

All getting v mysterious, considering Turkey is part of Nato.

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The toilet papers (tabloids) are talking about nuclear war! Despite their inaccurate sensationalism, I wonder how far we are away...

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Don't ask me! :D

American.

Winchester guns based in Morgan, Utah.

Now .....the odd one would find its way into criminal hands...but 800!

They...i.e. Winchester in Morgan must know who originally purchased 800.

Rats....smell a???

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American.

Winchester guns based in Morgan, Utah.

Now .....the odd one would find its way into criminal hands...but 800!

They...i.e. Winchester in Morgan must know who originally purchased 800.

Rats....smell a???

Indeed, BB - a ghastly sell of rats!

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"Extending airstrikes “now†against IS to Syria - in addition to the UK’s current Iraq involvement - was backed by 48% to 30% in tonight's poll, however the public remain cautious on the UK’s role in the region in response to recent atrocities.

49% to 29% of the public agreed diplomatic and non-military solutions should be pursued before committing the UK further than Syrian airstrikes.

The public are against putting British boots on the ground “now†by 2:1  - supporting British ground force involvement “if necessary at some point in the future†by just a small margin – 43% to 36%

One quarter agreed the UK should pull out of Military involvement in the Middle East completely and a by a more than 3 to 1 ratio agreed that  “British air strikes against IS in Syria would increase the risk of a terror attack here in the UKâ€

David Cameron clearly has work to do convincing the public of his assertion that intervention would indeed make the UK safer."

 

From survation 

 

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e17762efe2cccb1f0ed943c1f&id=692bbe67eb

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https://www.rt.com/news/323749-turkey-protests-journalists-treason/

 

Turkish police pepper spray supporters of 2 prominent journalists arrested for ‘treason’

 

Some demonstrators also chanted “Murderer Erdogan,†accusing the Turkish president as well as the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) of cooperating with Islamic State terrorist group. Some people also held Friday’s edition of Cumhuriyet newspaper with a front-page headline reading “Black Day for the press,†Reuters reported.

 

The Friday rally in support of the editor-in- chief and Ankara editor of the Cumhuriyet newspaper in the Turkish capital was attended by about 1,000 people accusing the government of attempting to cover up the weapons scandal by silencing the critics and the press. "Shoulder-to-shoulder against fascism," the crowd chanted.

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"Extending airstrikes “now†against IS to Syria - in addition to the UK’s current Iraq involvement - was backed by 48% to 30% in tonight's poll, however the public remain cautious on the UK’s role in the region in response to recent atrocities.

49% to 29% of the public agreed diplomatic and non-military solutions should be pursued before committing the UK further than Syrian airstrikes.

The public are against putting British boots on the ground “now†by 2:1  - supporting British ground force involvement “if necessary at some point in the future†by just a small margin – 43% to 36%

One quarter agreed the UK should pull out of Military involvement in the Middle East completely and a by a more than 3 to 1 ratio agreed that  “British air strikes against IS in Syria would increase the risk of a terror attack here in the UKâ€

David Cameron clearly has work to do convincing the public of his assertion that intervention would indeed make the UK safer."

 

From survation 

 

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e17762efe2cccb1f0ed943c1f&id=692bbe67eb

The lack of a western coherant plan in regards to Syria is the issue.Cameron can't make a policy on that as the US may come up with another one. Until all sides involved sit down and make a policy and make sure other countries don't go off at a tangent he will struggle to convince people.

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From the right-wing spectator of all places.

 

http://new.spectator.co.uk/2015/11/sorry-but-just-bombing-isis-in-syria-wont-help-anyone/

 

The pretend war: why bombing Isil won't solve the problem
 
The deployment of our military might in Syria will exacerbate regional disorder – and it will solve nothing
 
Not so long ago, David Cameron declared that he was not some ‘naive neocon who thinks you can drop democracy out of an aeroplane at 40,000 feet’. Just a few weeks after making that speech, Cameron authorised UK forces to join in the bombing of Libya — where the outcome reaffirmed this essential lesson.
 
Soon Cameron will ask parliament to share his ‘firm conviction’ that bombing Raqqa, the Syrian headquarters of the Islamic State, has become ‘imperative’... 

 

 
 
Aye, but Dave knows what he's doing right?

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Putin told to NUKE Istanbul in revenge for downing of jet bomber by Turkey

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/putin-told-nuke-istanbul-revenge-6915546?ICID=FB_mirror_main

 

:shok: :shok:

 

Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky called for the extermination of nine million people by annihilating the Turkish city

 

How on earth people voted him into office who says wanna nuke Istanbul?

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The lack of a western coherant plan in regards to Syria is the issue.Cameron can't make a policy on that as the US may come up with another one. Until all sides involved sit down and make a policy and make sure other countries don't go off at a tangent he will struggle to convince people.

And yet almost everyone still criticizes corbyn for pointing this out, he's right.

 

Putin told to NUKE Istanbul in revenge for downing of jet bomber by Turkey

 

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/putin-told-nuke-istanbul-revenge-6915546?ICID=FB_mirror_main

 

:shok: :shok:

 

Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky called for the extermination of nine million people by annihilating the Turkish city

 

Don't worry that won't happen, people are angry but putin has brains.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3337297/Saudi-Arabia-sentences-married-maid-death-stoning-adultery-man-slept-escape-100-lashes.html

 

A married woman has been sentenced to death by stoning in Saudi Arabia after admitting to adultery - while the man she had sex with has escaped with a punishment of 100 lashes.

The 45-year-old Sri Lankan woman who had worked as a maid in Riyadh since 2013, and her partner, also a migrant from the island nation, were both convicted of adultery in August.

However, their sentences were very different. 

While the woman was told by a Sharia court she would be pelted with stones until she died for cheating on her husband, her lover was handed only lashes - because he was single at the time.

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And yet almost everyone still criticizes corbyn for pointing this out, he's right.

Problem he's against it regardless we ain't fooled a bit of late thinking.to make it more palatable. Since we're unlikely to get a coherent policy on Syria perhaps we ought to concentrate on kicking them out of Iraq. At least theres no question about the Government there.

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Problem he's against it regardless we ain't fooled a bit of late thinking.to make it more palatable. Since we're unlikely to get a coherent policy on Syria perhaps we ought to concentrate on kicking them out of Iraq. At least theres no question about the Government there.

 

Of course there is no comparison between Syria and Iraq but questions can certainly be asked of the government. The pitiful state of Basra highlights this.

 

Basra should be Iraq’s most successful province. It lies furthest from IS’s front lines and has a tradition as the country’s most cosmopolitan city. It remains the country’s dynamo. It has Iraq’s only ports, and oil production that generates around 95% of the government’s oil revenues. But four decades of war, sanctions, occupation, neglect and Shia infighting have rendered it decrepit and dysfunctional. Its utilities are worse than those of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, which is controlled by IS. Power cuts last most of the day. The water is stickily saline. The air is acrid from oil plumes and from sewage that dribbles into collapsed canals which once saw Basra called “the Venice of the Eastâ€. Cholera is back. “Our health was better under sanctions and Saddam Hussein,†says a local councillor.

 

Iraqi politics compounds the lack of opportunity. The ruling parties in Baghdad divvy up the oil revenues before they trickle south. Their local representatives immobilise the rest. Basra’s governor, council head and mayor all belong to rival religious Shia parties. Each vetoes the others’ decisions and projects. Their militiamen jostle for control on the streets. In October 2014 Badr, the most powerful militia group, took over Saddam’s palace, from where the British ran their occupation in 2003, and pinned portraits of Iran’s supreme leader, Ali Khamenei, and Shia Iraq’s own religious leader, Ali al-Sistani, on its walls. Posters of their martyrs line Basra’s highways. The limited political freedoms gained since Saddam’s fall are receding.

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Russian economic sanctions against Turkey including the cancellation of all charter flights between the two countries.

Sales of speedos and mirror shades by Turkish beach vendors will be badly affected.

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