Video Shows Tens Of Thousands Massing At Turkey Border As Russia, Iran Bear Down On Key Syrian City

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On Thursday we brought you the latest from Syria, where Hezbollah and the IRGC have encircled Aleppo and cut off rebel supply lines to Turkey.

It was months in the making, but it now appears that the city - Syria’s second largest - will soon be retaken by forces loyal to Bashar al-Assad. As we’ve explained in the past, that would effectively restore the President’s grip on power as he would effectively control most of the country’s urban centers - even if that “control” is tenuous.

Eastern Syria is of course a different story entirely, as ISIS is dug in at Raqqa, the group’s self-styled capital. If the rebels lose Aleppo, it will represent a huge blow to the effort to topple Assad’s government. Saudi Arabia and Turkey know this, which is presumably why Erdogan was busy criticizing the Russian airstrikes that have facilitated the Hezbollah advance yesterday and why Riyadh now says it’s prepared to send in ground troops (to “fight ISIS”).

Now, as the Russian air campaign continues unabated and Shiite fighters advance on the city, civilians are fleeing what they anticipate will be a bloody battle.

"The Russian (air) cover continues night and day, there were more than 250 air strikes on this area in one day," Hassan Haj Ali, head of Liwa Suqour al-Jabal, a group that fights under the umbrella of the Free Syrian Army, said.

Tens of thousands of Syrians fled an intensifying Russian assault around Aleppo on Friday, and aid workers said they feared the city which once held two million people could soon fall under a full government siege,Reuters writes. “The last 24 hours saw government troops and their Lebanese and Iranian allies fully encircle the countryside north of Aleppo and cut off the main supply route linking the city - Syria's largest before the war - to Turkey [who says] the aim is to starve the population into submission.”

Now obviously that’s ridiculous. The “aim” is to keep the rebels (some of whom are ISIS fighters) from obtaining guns and TOWs from Turkey where the government in Ankara is desperate to salvage whatever’s left of the effort to oust Assad.

In any event, the fighting looks set to create a new wave of refugees bound first for Turkey and ultimately for a beleaguered Western Europe.

Video footage showed thousands of people, mostly women, children and the elderly, massing at the Bab al-Salam border crossing,” Reuters continues. “Men carried luggage on top of their heads, and the elderly and those unable to walk were brought in wheelchairs.”

Here are the visuals:

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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:18 | 7146510 Squid Viscous
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Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:20 | 7146528 knukles
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So does this mean whatshisname is in or out and does the pipeline get built?
I've lost track of who the enemies of my enemies who should be my friends are, here

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:22 | 7146545 KesselRunin12Parsecs
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We've always been at war with Uranus... (hope that helps clear things up).

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:30 | 7146617 aPlayer
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Syria is a game of survival for both EU and Russia. Which ever breaks first will loose big. The ultimate outcome is war.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 16:34 | 7146641 ali_baba
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Welcome to Europe. Thank Joo

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:08 | 7146844 COSMOS
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These are the civilian fuckers that stuck around because they are pro ISIS and they pointed out the houses of the Christian neighbors left behind.  These fuckers were involved in the rape and pillaging.  It shows since they didnt run when ISIS came to town but only when the good guys show up because they know there will be payback.


Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:22 | 7146912 Father Thyme
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Yep, Sunnistan collaborators. Now its payback for all that "Christians to Lebanon, Alawites to the grave" crap.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:43 | 7147019 the phantom
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What I want to see is the photos of ISIS lining up on the Saudi Arabian border.  

Coming soon...

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:17 | 7147119 greenskeeper carl
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That will happen, eventually. I would be shocked if the house of saud lasted through 2020. The royals don't really believe in this radical wahabism nonsense, they just pretend to because that is how they exercise control over their people. A lot of their young men do, though. When their outlets of jihad are exhuasted, they will turn it inwards. Not good for those in power. Couple that with a large and increasingly restless shia population, and you have a receipe for disaster. Once the suadi royal family, the bahraini ruling class is toast in very short order unless the US stops it from happening to save its ME naval fleet's base.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:38 | 7147599 847328_3527
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I hope they evacuate their bowels before they hit Germany. Seems some Germans are very sensitive about turds floating in their swimming pools evidently.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:52 | 7147641 Bumpo
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These are obviously the ISIS losers that are getting pushed out of Aleppo. If this is war, round em up and send them to some fucking desert tent camp in far east syria where Russia can carpet bomb their asses.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:03 | 7148488 giovanni_f
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This ia to a large extent a managed and well covered-by-press wave of refugees in order to put blame on Russia and defrail the reconquista of Aleppo by the Syrian Arab Army.  As an example, one German online outlet yesterday screamed "Civilians fleeing from Russian bombs". With other words, it is not the politics of destruction and regime change by the usual suspects in the West to put blame on for the complete destruction of whole countries in the Arab world but on (screaming) THE RUSSIANS. 

Any further questions?


Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:13 | 7148974 McCormick No. 9
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Time to play the "WHO DO I HATE MORE?" game!

Who does ISIS hate more, Shiites or Jews?

Who does Erdogan hate more, Assad or Putin?

Who does Hillary hate more, Bill or Bernie?

Who does Khomanie hate more, King Salman or Netanyahu?

Who does Netanyahu hate more, Obama or Assad?

Who does Assad hate more, ISIS or Salman?

Who does Hillary hate more, Trump or Trey?

Who does the FBI hate more, Hillary or Ammon Bundy?

Who does Jeb Bush hate more, Trump or Himself?



Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:10 | 7151383 Crush the cube
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It isn't obvious at all, those are Syrian and Turkish flags flying on the border fence, and the border is blocked, there isn't any evidence of anyone crossing it.  It isn't logical that Syrian controlled checkpoints would be allowing the massing of ISIS sympathizers, ever heard of a car bomb.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 03:12 | 7148657 morongobill
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Yep, they are going to find out soon that they are about as welcome as that once they make it to Germany.


Fri, 02/05/2016 - 17:52 | 7147049 TBT or not TBT
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Every Muslim is infected.  Some express the virus worse than others but they are all vectors of its anti-human, totalitarian primitivism.  Islam is satanic.  

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:18 | 7147127 indygo55
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If they took all Islamic children and stopped sending them to the Madrasses and sent them to Western schools and didn't try to brainwash them until they were 18 and then told them about this Islam religeon, Islam would be gone in a generation, maybe two. 

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:40 | 7147607 Hopeless for Change
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Interesting theory that could never possibly be proven.  Do you work for the government?


Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:20 | 7147733 TBT or not TBT
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Europeans eradicated Islam before.  Islam, infamously, has outlawed and eliminated many religions across a big swath of this planet. It is still working on that, with considerable success.  

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:55 | 7147824 TBT or not TBT
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France has been trying that for ab6out two generations on the children and grand children of its Algerian immigrants.   The second generation is more depraved than the first, and the third generation  is lost completely to the values of the Republic.    That is to say, western enlightenment values.  

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 00:36 | 7148422 atomicwasted
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If they took all Christian children and stopped sending them to Sunday school and sent them to secular schools and didn't try to brainwash them with Jesus until they were 18 and then told them about this Christian religion, Christianity would be gone in a generation, maybe two.  That's equally true.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 01:28 | 7148533 roddy6667
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If everybody that talks to invisible Sky Daddies was replaced by a non-psychotic person, the world would be a much better place to live. Maybe they can make a pill for that.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 04:28 | 7148721 beaglebog
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You'd think that the absence of God, would be Reason.


But, it turns out to be Communism.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 15:25 | 7149930 newdoobie
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Anybody who brings up'Invisible Sky Daddies' is a moron, or just too lazy to read.

Educate yourself before proving how dumb you are

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 07:12 | 7150424 Father Thyme
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You calling Jesus stupid?

• "for the kingdom of Uranus is at hand" (Matthew 3:2)
• "a voice from Uranus saying" (Matthew 3:17)


Yeah, that's what he said. Ouranos (Uranus in English) the Big Fat Greek Sky Daddy.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 18:20 | 7147133 Winston Churchill
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So I won't be seeing you Friday at the mosque, just the synagogue ?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:22 | 7147552 nancysjet
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Bammis democrat voter drive in action

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:23 | 7147740 TBT or not TBT
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Islam is an elliminatioinstant ideology bent on destroying all faiths and political systems other than Islam.   If you can't take the truth, I can't help you.  

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:03 | 7148137 peddling-fiction
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A lunar deity adoration it is.

Occultists, witches, pagans, wolves, and muslims find themselves suddenly in the company of each other.


Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:28 | 7149549 Father Thyme
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lunar deity adoration

Yeah, like Easter, which is a Vernal Equinox holiday, secondaraily governed by the moon. Check out how Easter is calculated some day, Loonie-tune.

It's all astro-theology at the core. Even the Savior's Magical birth, where the Three Magi followed a star.

The Christian celebration of "Easter," the supposed time of Christ's death and resurrection, follows a roving date traditionally placed on the first full moon following the vernal equinox, which has occurred occasionally during the equinoctial three-day period, as it did in 2008. This wandering date indicates that Christ's passion and resurrection are not "historical," with their placement following the full moon after or at the vernal equinox, demonstrating their astrotheological nature instead....

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 15:30 | 7149938 newdoobie
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You never heard of a lunar calendar? Read up before posting, you'll stop looking so stupid.


Have you converted Centigrade to Fahrenheit? Just because its more than one step doesn't make either scale 'loonie tune'

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 17:50 | 7149953 Father Thyme
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Never go full retard there, bro. The Easter holiday is all over the calendar, whichever one you choose to use, varying by weeks.

There is no "conversion" between different kinds of calendars here.


Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:39 | 7156231 peddling-fiction
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Father pagan Kronos, go castrate a rapefugee.

Make yourself useful.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:21 | 7147522 The Wizard
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What is more Satanic than Muslims/Islam are deceptive modern Christian churches who constantly decieve the sheep and are clueless of what is going on in this world age. Jesus constantly warned us of deception of those who would come in His name. Raving wolves in sheep's clothing.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 21:30 | 7147753 TBT or not TBT
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Satan is seductive attractive and generous.   He doesn't look a Star Wars or Disney villain.   Guess which side Hollywood plays?   Guess which side church personalities have played to to keep things light and stay relevant?  

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:58 | 7149190 Father Thyme
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Why do you worship (i.e. worth-ship, find worthy of fearing) a Satan character? How many magically-powerful supernatural beings do you believe in, anyway? A whole Pantheon of them?


The Christian Pantheon

God (Jehovah/The Father)
The Christ
The Holy Spirit
The Archangels - Gabriel, Michael etc
Lesser Angels
The Virgin Mary
The Apostles
Mary Magdalene
All of the saints
The Greater Demons - Beelzebub, Azrael etc
Lesser Demons

All of these have some form of veneration or worship connected with them, and supernatural powers (healing, harming, etc.) attributed to them.

So, what exactly makes this a monotheism again?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:37 | 7149633 trulz4lulz
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Go outside and pick up a grain of sand. Holx that grain of sand up to the sky. Contained within the area of that grain of sand is 10,000 GALAXIES. My God is a grain of sand and no one can take it away from me. Philosophy of the mind created religion. Over thinkers created philosophy. Politicians monetized it and used it to enslave minds.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 14:21 | 7149751 Father Thyme
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I'm with you on that grain of sand metaphor. My God is the pantheistic/deistic "Nature's God" invoked in the US Declaration of Independence, a term stemming from Spinoza, who is most famous for his phrase "Deus, sive Natura" (God, or Nature.)

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:14 | 7151393 Crush the cube
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It's quite obvious who your master is, father time, nice avatar of kronus.  Do anything but tell them the truth, how embarrassing, but that is the way, ain't it.

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:19 | 7151514 Father Thyme
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It's quite obvious you don't know shit about American history, moron.

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 13:41 | 7156234 peddling-fiction
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Let´s send @Father Thyme to castrate the rapefugees.


He always has his scythe with him, just like Kronos (Father Time handle and avatar) did and he was famous for castrating Uranus (Greek Mythology).

Kronos is also know as Saturn in Roman Mythology.

The identification with Ba'al Hammon later gave rise to the African Saturn, a cult that enjoyed great popularity til the 4th century. It had a popular but also a mysteric character and required child sacrifices. It is also considered as inclining to monotheism.

Baal is also associated with devil worship, so in essence, @Father Thyme is busted.

So pagan, wicked and naughty of you.

So you are confused and working for the deceiver´s team.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 22:56 | 7148090 peddling-fiction
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The suprising answer to the question of who founded these newbie churches would rattle most people.

I double dare anybody to Google who founded their own church and be thorough when reading through the search results.

No need to lose your faith, but open your eyes to the illusion provided by the deceivers.

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 23:07 | 7148155 peddling-fiction
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Also Preaching Godlessness is of the deceiver.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 06:29 | 7148803 The best Sun
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And there is my cue.

Organised religion is a tool for power centralization.

Nothing more, nothing less.


"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Mohandas Gandhi.

"Without religion, we'd have good people doing good things, and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion." Stephen Weinburg.

"Fear paints pictures of ghosts and hangs them in the gallery of ignorance." Robert Green Ingersoll.

"Religion is the most malevolent of all mind viruses." - Arthur C.Clarke.

"Tell me there is a God in the serene heavens that will damn his children for the expression of an honest belief! More men have died in their sins, judged by your orthodox creeds, than there are leaves in all the forests in the wide world ten thousand times over. Tell me these men are in Hell; that these men are in torment; that these children are in eternal pain, and that they are to be punished forever and forever! I denounce this doctrine as the most infamous of lies." - Robert G. Ingersoll.

"Religion is fundamentally opposed to everything I hold in veneration--courage, clear thinking, honesty, fairness, and, above all, love of the truth."- H. L. Mencken.

"Faith: not wanting to know what is true." - Friedrich Nietzsche.

"Religions are all alike - founded upon fables and mythologies." -Thomas Jefferson.

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires. - Susan B. Anthony.

Some great "deceivers".

You sir are a small minded bigot using your religiosity as a club with which to beat others.

If your god were real, I think he would look at you the way I look at dog shit on my shoe.


Sat, 02/06/2016 - 09:15 | 7148977 Father Thyme
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"peddling-fiction" is an atheist pretending to be a holy roller, whose purpose is to make religous fanatics look ridiculous. He's very good at his job, so give him a hand!

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:46 | 7149494 peddling-fiction
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Whats up you freemason´s pet troll.

How is your anti-God and chaos inducing agenda doing?

Please don´t insult our readers by copying a word or phrase from what I said and using it as your next crutch.

Why don´t you give, instead of taking.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:59 | 7149513 Father Thyme
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See? :)

Nobody does it better.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 12:57 | 7149518 peddling-fiction
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@The best Sun /s

That is a lot of hog wash.

I hope you are aware of your own evil.

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 13:03 | 7149533 Father Thyme
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I hope you are aware of your own evil.    Are you?

Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

(No excuse-making about the Evil that God creates meaning some watered-down sort. It's the same word used for moral "evil" and "wickedness" throughout the Bible dozens of times.)

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 23:59 | 7159486 peddling-fiction
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Your own saturnian pagan evil is an issue we must discuss first.

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