THIS IS JUST THE START:
Two more Lebanese soldiers have reportedly been killed, as fighting with Syrian rebels on the Lebanese border continues for a fourth day.MORE FROM PRESS-TV:
A young girl has also been shot dead, after clashes spread.
The fighting began on Saturday when rebels raided Arsal, a mainly Sunni Lebanese town, after Lebanese forces detained an alleged member of Syria's Islamist militant group al-Nusra Front.
At least 15 soldiers have been killed in the area since the weekend.
The Lebanese army managed to retake most of the positions that been seized by ISIL militants and other Takfiris in the village of Arsal. But the cost has been heavy; with the Lebanese military announcing that at least 16 soldiers had been killed as the fighting entered its third consecutive day. Lebanon’s premier declared full political cover for the army in this battle, after the cabinet held an extraordinary meeting.UPDATE:
Lebanon’s army described what is taking place as the most dangerous developments the country has yet to witness. In a rare press conference Lebanon’s army chief said that the attacks come after a long period of planning large scale operations against the Lebanese military. Hezbollah for its part vowed to continue carrying out its responsibility in protecting the country against such threats.
WASHINGTON POST: "Islamic State ‘now controls resources and territory unmatched in history of extremist organizations’"
It’s just the latest step in the Islamic State’s regional expansion. What was recently a ragtag cadre of former al-Qaeda operatives has now morphed into a transnational, fully militarized and very rich operation said to control more than one-third of Syria’s territory. It makes al-Qaeda look like a bunch of wannabe jihadists.NICE JOB, OBAMA!
It’s “worse than al-Qaeda,” Brett McGurk, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for Iraq and Iran, told lawmakers last month. It “is no longer simply a terrorist organization. It is now a full-blown army seeking to establish a self-governing state through the Tigris and Euphrates valley in what is now Syria and Iraq.”
Some accounts say it’s no longer seeking to do this — but has already done it.
THIS IS WHAT WE GET BECAUSE OBAMA HAS:
- APPEASED IRAN AND
- RETREATED FROM IRAQ, AND
- RETREATED FROM AFGHANISTAN, AND
- RENEGED ON HIS SYRIAN RED-LINE, AND
- RELEASED THE TALIBAN-5 FOR A DESERTER - AND
- FOR PRESSURING ISRAEL ALL THE TIME.
IT MAY VERY WELL BE THE THORNY FRUIT OF A FALSE PROPHET:
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.