Never thought I’d find myself agreeing with Russia on anything. However, in the case of Syria, Assad is the lesser evil. It doesn’t do us any good to support the MuBro’s, Â which is just another word for al Qaeda. Â It would be utter folly to help them come to power, which inevitably will result in the slaughter of all Christians, Alawites, Druse and Shiites.
Deployment presumably a warning to Israeli and Western officials regarding military intervention against Assad
*WARNING: GRAPHIC** Grisly Execution In Syria
“Inner Strugglers” flock to Damascus (and some come back, which is a worry….)
Stories of youths travelling to Syria to participate in the struggle against the Assad regime continue to make headlines in Belgium. Like that of 18-year-old J.B., a once average teenager who converted to Islam at the age of 15 before radicalising under the influence of the recently dissolved organization Sharia4Belgium. In February of this year, J. travelled to Cairo to study Islam. Or so he told his parents. Before long, J. found himself in a training camp somewhere in Syria, where his passport and money were confiscated. After hearing about his son’s fate, J.B.’s father travelled to Syria in an attempt to bring him back home. At one point he found himself in the hands of a radical group and was interrogated for several hours on suspicion of spying for the United States. And while he escaped with his life, he was unable to locate J.B. and bring him back to Belgium. Â (ISN/TT)