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Return to the Middle Ages

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Aleppo Citadel, November 2011



In the regions of Syria captured by the militants, the very present Middle Ages reigns, in its worst aspects. And in the event of the victory of the “opposition” that the West is so eager for, such wild “democracy” threatens to overwhelm the whole country.

In the video distributed by the “oppositionists” themselves - the Sharia court in the north of Syria. Two residents missed the Friday prayer. Instead of a mosque, they were caught in a store when they bought food. In the eyes of the crowd, screaming "Allah Akbar", in the eyes of children who were brought to look at the cruel spectacle, men are sentenced to public flogging. They put on their knees, pull up their shirts. One of the militants with a rubber truncheon in his hand executes the sentence until the defendants' backs turn into a solid bruise.

It would seem that the practice of corporal punishment long ago, a century ago, was abolished throughout the civilized world. But these two still got off easy.

Less lucky girl from the city of Raqqa, which is under the control of the terrorist organization "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." 16-year-old Fatum Al-Jassem was accused of using the Facebook social network. A similar "Sharia court", so similar to the Lynch courts, familiar from Westerns, sentenced her to death by stoning. As a result, she was brutally murdered in front of the crowd.

In the city of Aleppo, militants from the so-called "Islamic Front" blew up the Carlton Hotel, which was considered one of the best in the "northern capital of Syria." In good times, it was in this hotel that thousands of tourists stayed who came to look at historical sights of the city and wandering around the eastern covered markets, built during the time of Alexander the Great.

Now there are no more covered markets - they were destroyed and burned by “oppositionists”. The main attraction of Aleppo - the majestic Citadel, built in the 3 century BC - still stands. But the militants threatened to “release” her too. In the video, an Islamist sitting in a tunnel dug under the Carlton Hotel boasts the “successes” of the Vandals and says that tunnels will also be dug under the Citadel and it will be blown up.
UAR Tourism Minister Bashir Yazidji stressed that “the explosion of the Carlton Hotel and the threat to blow up the Citadel is an example of the fact that the country is fighting against the forces of backwardness, destruction and darkness, which wish to deprive the country of all the beautiful things in it”.

According to experts, the digging around the Citadel and the numerous explosions that took place not far from it, deprived the ancient landmark of its former stability, and now just a small earthquake is enough for a great architectural monument that has stood for many centuries and survived many conquerors, was lost forever.

They do not see and do not hear this policy of the United States and the West, who continue to file charges against Damascus at the slightest provocation, but cannot decide to accuse the “opposition” of something. Neither the death of people, nor mass killings, nor “Sharia courts”, nor the threat to destroy the ancient monuments included in the UNESCO heritage list, nothing can induce those who are allegedly fighting for democracy to reconsider their position. They continue to talk about the “regime” and its “responsibility”. I would like to know how the US authorities would have behaved with gangsters who would threaten to blow up the Statue of Liberty! Or the French authorities in response to threats to destroy the Eiffel Tower!

No, the West continues to support those who threaten to screw Syria and the entire Middle East into the distant dark ages.

Robert Ford, a former US ambassador to Syria, openly called on militants to step up fighting (that is, terrorist activities, killings of military personnel and civilians, destruction and other crimes) in the south of the country - in the provinces of Daraa and Kuneitra. To this end, an American aircraft recently arrived in neighboring Jordan with weapons and ammunition. Across the border between Syria and Jordan, it is planned to transfer thousands of militants in small groups.

A few days ago, the Jordanian news agency Peter reported that the border guards of this country stopped a group of militants who were trying to illegally get into Syria. During the clashes, one of the bandits was killed, three more were wounded. Earlier, the Jordanian border guards stopped the transition of another similar group - seven violators were injured, three were arrested. But the authorities of Jordan cannot resist US pressure for a long time and stubbornly; therefore, the Syrian-Jordanian border, although it has not yet become similar to the border from Turkey, is nevertheless “leaky” - bandits often leak through it. And the detention of individual terrorist groups is rather the exception rather than the rule.

At the same time, the puppeteers of the “opposition” are preparing a new structure from among those who left the “opposition coalition”, not agreeing with its participation in the “Geneva-2”. It would seem that, in accordance with international agreements, those who do not agree to participate in the “Geneva-2” should be isolated by all parties and by all means as marginalized and outright criminals who do not respect the world community. However, the US is trying to use them for their own purposes.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated on this point: “The structure is created by those groups that left the National Coalition at the expense of those who do not believe in the negotiation process and want this new entity to replace the National Coalition. In other words, the course is taken to leave the negotiating track and again rely on the military scenario. ”

The very same "opposition" once again changes the leader. Instead of Salim Idris, the leader of the so-called “Syrian Free Army” was a certain Abdullah Al-Bashir.

According to the anti-Syrian TV channel “Al Arabya”, Idris was shifted “for mistakes”. When in early December of last year, radical Islamists in the internecine struggle seized the headquarters of the SSA and military warehouses in the city of Bab el-Hawa in the province of Aleppo, Idris simply fled. Once he had deserted from the current Syrian Arab army, so it was difficult to expect anything else from him. Deserter - he is a deserter.
In addition, the militants themselves accused their former ringleader of corruption and of selling the weapons supplied by the West to extremist groups.

There is no hope that the new leader of the SSA will be better than the previous one. And the West, supporting the SSA as a “moderate opposition,” should have thought about those who would inevitably get a weapon - no matter whether the Islamists seize it by force or buy it from the SSA. Otherwise, the girls will soon be stoned on the streets of European cities for using social networks, and under the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum digs will be dug.
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  1. Gray 43
    Gray 43 20 February 2014 07: 48
    +32
    Ukraine, it seems, shines the same, if they will be engaged in amnesties and negotiations
    1. Sakhalininsk
      Sakhalininsk 20 February 2014 09: 54
      +1
      Very likely.
      1. aktanir
        aktanir 20 February 2014 11: 08
        +1
        For a long time nothing has been heard about the successes of the army in Syria. They only write how the militants are acting outrageously in many large cities. In the spring, it seems, they even decided to take Damascus by storm. One gets the impression that the power in the republic is already completely in the hands of the "oppositionists". And no government forces for you, and their assistants - Iranians and Lebanese. Slowly but surely, the West is finishing off the once peaceful flourishing state.
        1. Forward
          Forward 20 February 2014 13: 54
          0
          The country's resources are not unlimited. If it is still somehow possible to resist brute force, then no country can resist the gradual devouring of resources for a long time. Unless of course she does not print money. And the government of Bashar al-Assad is unlikely now anyone will provide loans.
    2. DEfindER
      DEfindER 20 February 2014 10: 53
      +8
      Quote: Gray 43
      Ukraine, it seems, is shining the same

      Ordinary fascism, that in Syria - the Wahhabi is the highest race, that in Ukraine, who does not ride that no one ..
  2. Yeraz
    Yeraz 20 February 2014 07: 51
    -3
    Now they will go to prayer during the time and stop using the shaitan networks of the West))
    1. SSR
      SSR 20 February 2014 08: 26
      +2
      Quote: Yeraz
      Now they will go to prayer during the time and stop using the shaitan networks of the West))

      That is, you are quite satisfied with such norms and rules and you are personally ready to live by such standards and impose them on other people, and if a person does not adhere to such strict rules, then get it, stones, sticks, executions.
      If it was your sarcasm, then sorry for the minus.
      1. Yeraz
        Yeraz 20 February 2014 16: 10
        -4
        Quote: SSR
        If it was your sarcasm, then sorry for the minus.

        Sarcasm, but in Muslim countries there should be conons of Islam and national traditions.
        It’s just that I don’t know whether to beat for not prayer the kings of Islam.
    2. inkass_98
      inkass_98 20 February 2014 11: 41
      +9
      But interestingly, those comrades who found the villains in the store did not miss the Friday prayer? And how could you catch a network user if you yourself aren’t sitting on the network? That is, Sharia laws do not apply to fighters for the purity of Islam.
    3. Alexey Prikazchikov
      Alexey Prikazchikov 20 February 2014 16: 46
      0
      use shaitan networks of the west))


      That is why you will always be Muslims in all holes. You are stuck in the past and if you cannot change, you will die.
      1. alone
        alone 20 February 2014 18: 47
        +1
        Quote: Alexey Prikazchikov
        That is why you will always be Muslims in all holes. You are stuck in the past and if you cannot change, you will die.


        Filter your speech! and do not generalize all Muslims.
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  3. Dangerous
    Dangerous 20 February 2014 08: 28
    +3
    Something easy these guys got off, the bearded man was not particularly zealous in brandishing a stick. Not only that, the other same bearded man also helped them to wear outer clothing))) The previous comrade is right, from now on, after prayer they will be engaged in shopping
    1. lukke
      lukke 20 February 2014 10: 20
      +1
      But what about the one who caught them shopping? He also missed the prayer. I demand complete justice - down with double standards in Sharia!
      1. cumastra1
        cumastra1 20 February 2014 15: 31
        -1
        Regrettably, the Syrians themselves are to blame for what is happening there. So they are not ready to die in the fight against medieval laws, then everything suits them. Because if they are not happy, people take up arms, and the ground under the feet of the authorities begins to burn.
      2. cumastra1
        cumastra1 20 February 2014 15: 31
        -2
        Regrettably, the Syrians themselves are to blame for what is happening there. So they are not ready to die in the fight against medieval laws, then everything suits them. Because if they are not happy, people take up arms, and the ground under the feet of the authorities begins to burn.
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  4. calocha
    calocha 20 February 2014 08: 46
    +7
    Video-Welcome to DEMOCRACY!)) It seems easy to delinquent ...
  5. Stiletto
    Stiletto 20 February 2014 08: 56
    +3
    Well, to live with wolves - howl like a wolf. This is how the bearded understand "democracy". Yes, God, one day their patron fathers, the supreme "Democratizers" will fall under the sticks.
  6. Same lech
    Same lech 20 February 2014 09: 07
    +1
    The author’s video shows not the most severe punishments — I recently saw a video where the same bearded man publicly gently and accurately strangled a woman who violated some of their Sharia postulate, general savagery ...

    The world is becoming more cruel and merciless to the victims, very bad ...
    1. rozowik
      rozowik 20 February 2014 09: 39
      +1
      Unfortunately, this is the future, Islam is spreading rapidly and it is not yet known what language we will speak, in Chinese or in Arabic)))
    2. inkass_98
      inkass_98 20 February 2014 11: 47
      0
      The question is not that the world is becoming more cruel, but that the radicalization of any idea leads to the fight against dissent, and even destruction. The whole Middle Ages with the Inquisition, the massacres of Catholics and Protestants and other delights, is an example to this. It is sad that these ideas are becoming popular again.
  7. Vadim12
    Vadim12 20 February 2014 09: 46
    0
    To turn against the opposition all its sins, to expand propaganda, which the lured media like to do in the West. In negotiations such as Geneva, Assad diplomats will have a trump card.
  8. mountain
    mountain 20 February 2014 10: 28
    +1
    There is only one way to change the situation in Syria and around the world. Namely, to act against AMERICA by its own methods and on its territory. The result is not long in coming.
  9. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 20 February 2014 10: 45
    +7
    The "Westerners", especially the Anglo-Saxons, have a very nasty trait - to finish what has already been started, even if it is wrong, even if they already understood that the case was started incorrectly - they will still finish it, and then they will, already, to think how or to fix what they have done (if they need it) or to quit everything as it is, without "correcting". Such, these creatures have a national peculiarity, alas.
    1. Forward
      Forward 20 February 2014 13: 56
      -1
      And who said that Wrong. That's right for them.
    2. And Us Rat
      And Us Rat 21 February 2014 03: 58
      +2
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      The "Westerners", especially the Anglo-Saxons, have a very nasty trait - to finish what has already been started, even if it is wrong, even if they already understood that the case was started incorrectly - they will still finish it, and then they will, already, to think how or to fix what they have done (if they need it) or to quit everything as it is, without "correcting".

      This is called a demonstration of the inviolability of one's will. You know what they say - "take out the barrel - shoot", it is easier for them to disentangle the consequences than to "drop the face" back down, because this is fraught with the loss of the authority of force, in other words, for them it is much more terrible "not to answer for the market." By the way, this comes from the Middle Ages, the most shameful thing for a nobleman was to get a sword, and then retreat, it was considered worse than death.
      By the way, there is even a common noun phrase in Europe - "English stubbornness", or "stubborn like an Englishman" they say about a person who has rested his horn on death and does not want to compromise.
  10. Leisure
    Leisure 20 February 2014 15: 20
    0
    Oh, and even the head was not cut off.
  11. mountain
    mountain 20 February 2014 18: 04
    0
    Has instructed the minuses fun, at least explain the reason?
  12. Orang
    Orang 20 February 2014 18: 15
    0
    I hate savages destroying historical and cultural objects, imposing bloody customs.
    For something practical, the mind and dexterity are not enough, it remains to run with a finger lifted up, shake the beard and flog people.
    The bearded man on the video, fortunately for men, is not zealous. Hose. times, dragged in a fight, it hurts.
  13. crasever
    crasever 20 February 2014 18: 30
    +1
    I noticed on one of the videos a very positive moment - the AGS appeared at the fighters of the Syrian army, so that in the city battles the international terrorist rabble becomes completely sour. And the fact that Bashar's army has no significant successes (against the background of last year's breakthrough successes), so far, Geneva, Geneva-2 went like this, and such or similar events, "countries of freedom" suit when it is necessary to have their own special forces captured or pull out into a desperate situation, or replenish the rapidly dwindling ranks of fighters for democracy with more idiots (with weapons, ammunition and communications, of course) ... A pause, in general ...
    1. alone
      alone 20 February 2014 18: 49
      +1
      Quote: crasever
      I noticed a very positive moment on one of the videos - AGS appeared among the fighters of the Syrian army,


      I saw the ACS and the grenade launchers also from the militants. Someone earns excellent income from the supply of arms to both sides.
  14. Luzhichanin
    Luzhichanin 20 February 2014 18: 39
    +2
    the main goals of chaos are: not just the destruction of life as it is in its modern form, but also the destruction of history - everything that will interfere with the arrival of a new single religion - ecumenism.
    Muslims, without realizing it, act as an instrument in achieving the goal. when the goal is achieved Islam will be destroyed in the bud, along with all its carriers.
    so rebuffing religious extremism - we rebuff our main enemy.
    1. alone
      alone 20 February 2014 19: 10
      0
      Quote: Luzhichanin
      Muslims, without realizing it, act as an instrument in achieving the goal. when the goal is achieved Islam will be destroyed in the bud, along with all its carriers.

      Wahhabis are not Muslims. This is the party of Satan. And people are always tools in achieving the goals of various political and religious forces.
      The resistance to religious extremism must be given wisely. One bombardment cannot be achieved, especially if the bombing is not aimed. This, on the contrary, increases the number of extremists.
  15. alone
    alone 20 February 2014 19: 07
    0
    Only one thing needs to be understood. I watched the video. 4-5 people in front of hundreds of people were punished by flogging the two who were caught in the store during Friday prayers (any Muslim is obliged to visit the mosque on Friday and prays). However, one very strange circumstance surprised me. I don’t know who these militants are (It’s exact that they are Wahhabis, but it’s impossible to say clearly whether they are Syrians or foreigners), But I definitely didn’t see that the inhabitants of this city were unhappy with something.
    Only one thing needs to be understood. The Syrian society is very divided. What do you think, could the militants punish two guilty people with impunity in the afternoon, if the people support Assad’s power? Where are the city partisans who are ready to die for Assad’s power? Maybe we all heard somewhere that night attack on those under control the territories of the militants of Assad’s supporters? Do you recall how many German punishers stood around the square where executions of partisans and their relatives were carried out? A lot. Because they knew that the land was burning under their feet. And the militants absolutely Bodnya perform their tricks without any fear of being killed.

    All that is said that the people and the army are monolithic for Assad's Power is a lie of pure water. With this monolithic, they have not been fighting for 3 years with a handful of militants, of whom a maximum of 20-25 thousand people.
    1. SkiF_RnD
      SkiF_RnD 20 February 2014 23: 56
      +2
      When we had the Germans in our country, they opposed the intervention, robbery and murder to a rather strong ideology of the young state, with claims at least for a "place in the first row" of civilization, if not for leadership. Yes, plus the mentality of the Russian people, plus the scale of the country. If there are several dozen of these Syrians in the occupied territories, is there a difference? There is no need to compare the USSR and Syria, well, this is not the same comparison at all. There are not so many territories in Syria, but there are militants there, and they are masters of intimidating local "siskins". And their new gangs are constantly roaming, the connection is now good, again. Who wants to kill the heels of the bandits and get the death of their entire village in a couple of days? The fact that they are not "partisans" does not mean that they are high on Sharia. What a wildness, if these are Muslim laws, then I do not understand at all what people found in them. Closing schools and hotels is not fool In general, the paragraph, if anyone hurt for his religious feelings and all that, do not blame me. request
  16. Leshka
    Leshka 20 February 2014 19: 54
    +2
    I couldn’t have my will killed everyone
  17. mabuta
    mabuta 21 February 2014 05: 51
    +1
    There has been special propaganda at all times. But in our informational time, its capabilities have increased. But counter propaganda, this is first and foremost true. Http://topwar.ru/uploads/images/2014/033/rvfi549.jpg
  18. apollo
    apollo 28 February 2014 03: 16
    0
    born of bearded dishonesty, this infection must be destroyed in the bud ...