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17 June 2013

Pics of the Day: Nice Syrian Friends You've Got There, Barry, Insane, Lurch & Marco (UPDATED)

These are the poor 'Syrian' rebels that Barack Obama has decided to arm...and a special thanks to Senator John Insane and President Bubba Clinton for giving him the bipartisan cover for the United States' latest excursion in abject madness.

This is what the Syrian 'rebels' look like and what the poor babies are doing.  Note the flags of Al Qaeda flying over and 'blessing' this execution...

If you are like me, the last image reminds you of some other famous pictures...

Imperial Japanese soldier executing Australian Sergeant Leonard G Siffleet


Viet Cong

Nazi Germany

Soviets execution of Polish soldier


Mao Chinese soldiers executing Tibetan woman

Iranian Revolution executions

Here are some more of Barry, Insane, Lurch, and Marco's friends.  These are the types of guys that make me really, really, really want to get one. 

Just over a week ago, a 15-year-old boy called Mohammed Qataa was selling coffee from his stall in Aleppo. A friend of his asked for a cup, and said that he would pay him back later. What happened next is unimaginably dreadful — and yet no one has seriously contested any detail of the story. 

Young Mohammed said that he didn’t take credit, and wanted payment for the coffee there and then. Indeed, he went on casually to say that even if the Prophet Mohammed had come down, he would not give him credit. 

Alas, his jocular remark was overheard. Three members of a movement called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria decided that they took exception. So they kidnapped the kid, and took him off to beat him; and then, in the early hours of Sunday morning, they brought him back — with whiplash marks on his body — and dumped him, still alive, by his coffee stand. A crowd gathered around, and a member of the brigade made a little speech of explanation.

 'Generous citizens of Aleppo, disbelieving in God is polytheism and cursing the prophet is polytheism. Whoever curses even once will be punished like this!'

And in full view of the crowd, which by now included the boy’s parents — pleading hysterically — this man fired two bullets from an automatic weapon into Mohammed Qataa’s head, killing him instantly. The defenceless child was no supporter of the Syrian government, by the way. From the beginning of the civil war, he had joined street demonstrations in favour of democracy. In so far as he was on anyone’s side, he was pro-rebellion and anti-Assad. 

What are the words we use to describe the men who did this?

Odious, twisted, hate-filled thugs; arrogant and inadequate creeps, intoxicated by the pathetic illusion of power that comes with guns; poisoned by a perversion of religion into a contempt for all norms of civilised behaviour. 

They are fighting not for freedom but for a terrifying Islamic state in which they would have the whip hand — and yet there is no dodging or fudging the matter: these are among the Syrian rebels who are hoping now to benefit from the flow of Western arms. 

And, that is only one of the horrific acts carried out by what the West has decided is 'Our Side.'  The depravity and barbarism raged on...

'I swear to God we will eat your hearts and your livers, you soldiers of Bashar the dog.'

- Khalid al-Hamad, who goes by the nom de guerre Abu Sakkar, the well-known founder of Homs' Farouq Brigade

'The blood is on the hands of both parties. There is always a question as to who is to blame. One should hardly back those who kill enemies and eat their organs.  It is hardly in relation to the humanitarian and cultural values Europe has been professing for centuries.  I believe you will not deny that one should hardly back those who kill their enemies and eat their organs. Do you want to support these people? Do you want to supply arms to these people? If we speak calmly, in a businesslike fashion, let me draw your attention to the fact that Russia supplies arms to the legitimate government of Syria in full compliance with the norms of international law. We are not breaching any rules and norms. Let me emphasize that: we are not breaching any rules and norms, and we call on all our partners to act in the same fashion.'

- Vladimir Putin, President of Russia

If you want to watch the grisly video...

'If Paris, London and Washington had a single piece of evidence for their claims, they would have produced it for the world public.  Everything that’s been said about the use of chemical weapons is a continuation of lies against Syria.  It’s the attempt to justify more military intervention.'*

If the Europeans ship weapons, Europe’s backyard becomes a terrorists’ haven, and Europe will pay a price for it.  Terrorism means chaos here; chaos leads to poverty and poverty means that Europe will lose a significant market. The second consequence would be the direct export of terrorism to Europe as refugees leave the country. Chaos in Syria would result in the direct export of terrorism to Europe. Terrorists will return to Europe with fighting experience and extremist ideologies. 

- President Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria

Why are we arming savages?  Have we not learned anything?

By the way, it is illegal to arm groups that are on our list of terrorist organisations, as well as those that are on the international list.  If Obama hasn't made secret changes, al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups are on both.

Just say 'NO!' to US intervention of ANY kind in Syria.

* An important point to remember...

 'Would we have made [the determination Assad had breached the red line] even if we didn’t have the evidence? Probably.' 

- Ben Rhodes, deputy national security adviser for strategic communication for President Obama.  

Got that?   

They were going to make the determination that Assad had used chemical weapons even if they had no evidence.


Syria, 'Red-Lines,' and Obama's Feckless Foreign Policy

Don't Be Insane: Say 'No' To Arming The Syrian Savages


SQ 150 Commander said...

RWM.. a comment, I would like to point out that the picture of General Loan executing the summarily Viet Cong prisoner, while certainly not out of place, is perhaps a little more understandable that the grisly atrocities in your collection. I refer you and your readers to the Wiki Article for further enlightenment:


"The photo won Adams the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography, though he was later said to have regretted its impact. The image became an anti-war icon. Concerning Loan and his famous photograph, Adams wrote in Time:

"'The general killed the Viet Cong; I killed the general with my camera. Still photographs are the most powerful weapon in the world. People believe them, but photographs do lie, even without manipulation. They are only half-truths. What the photograph didn't say was, "What would you do if you were the general at that time and place on that hot day, and you caught the so-called bad guy after he blew away one, two or three American soldiers?"'

"Adams later apologized in person to General Nguyễn and his family for the damage it did to his reputation. When Loan died of cancer in Virginia, Adams praised him: 'The guy was a hero. America should be crying. I just hate to see him go this way, without people knowing anything about him.'"[

The War Planner said...

..erm, I was posting under an alternate sobriquet above and neglected to add the Wiki Link: