Multiple Suicide Attacks Rock Shiite Strongholds In Syria; Dozens Killed, Hundreds Wounded

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Update: Multiple sources confirm bombers have also targeted SAA and Hezbollah positions in Damascus. 22 are now reported killed. ISIS has now claimed responsibility.

"We have reached a provisional agreement in principle on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days,” John Kerry said on Sunday, at a news conference in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

Kerry was in contact with Sergei Lavrov today and the two diplomats reportedly agreed on “the modalities” for a ceasefire - whatever that means.

Although this is being reported by both the Western and Russian media as though it marks some kind of turning point, Russia again reiterated that any deal won’t include “the terrorists” and Moscow’s list of “terrorists” in Syria is a bit longer than Washington’s list. While Lavrov indicated that The Kremlin would refer to the UN Security Council’s list of terrorist groups, the situation on the ground is so fluid in Syria that it’s fairly easy to target whomever you please and claim there were terrorists in the area because frankly, there are terrorists, militants, and Sunni extremists virtually everywhere.

Even Kerry himself admitted the ceasefire would likely have no effect. "I do not believe that in the next few days, during which time we try to bring this into effect, there is somehow going to be a tipping point with respect to what is happening on the ground.... The opposition has made clear their determination to fight back," he said.

Indeed, efforts to curtail the fighting are off to a rather inauspicious start. 46 people were killed in Homs on Sunday after two car bombs hit the city center's Zahra district. Charred bodies lay smoldering in the wreckage and more than 100 injured bystanders stumbled through the streets, shell shocked. “The explosions at a traffic light at al-Siteen Street in the al-Zahra neighborhood happened within minutes of each other,” RT reports. “At least one of the two blasts was triggered by a suicide bomber driving a car.”

Although no one immediately claimed responsibility, ISIS is the likely culprit. The group killed 26 people in Homs less than a month ago in a similar attack. Here are visuals from the scene:

"Sunday's attacks also came a day after government advances against Islamic State," Reuters notes, an apparent reference to the SAA's push towards Raqqa, Bakr al-Baghdadi's self-styled capital.

Meanwhile, Bashar al-Assad said Saturday that he's prepared to halt military operations on the condition that "the terorrists" don't use a lull in the fighting to their advantage. "The issue relates to more important factors ... such as preventing terrorists from using it to improve their positions," he told El Pais. He also said a ceasefire was impossible unless the Turks and the Saudis stop sending fighters, money, and guns to Sunni militants. "Other countries, especially Turkey, are prevented from sending more terrorists and weapons, or any kind of logistical support."

Yes, no more "logisitcal support." Like shelling Azaz to keep the YPG from routing the rebels and consolidating gains in the north. Asked by El Pais about the possibility that Ankara, Riyadh, Doha may send ground troops, Assad said only this: "We're going to deal with them like we deal with the terrorists."

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In light of the latest attack in Homs, we thought it an opportune time to repost the following images which depict just how desolate the city has become.

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TurnwiseWiddershins's picture

Israel committing genocide against it's neighbors.  They knew what would happen by sowing the seeds of chaos in Syria and elsewhere.  May they eventually reap it's fruits.

__Usury__'s picture

good one form endzog today............a must read........

 

CIA-MOSSAD OPERATION AGAINST DONALD TRUMP EXPOSED

 

https://endzog.wordpress.com/

THE SOLUTION IS DEBT FREE MONEY CREATION's picture
THE SOLUTION IS DEBT FREE MONEY CREATION (not verified) __Usury__ Feb 21, 2016 9:42 AM

I think you will find that Trump fully on board with Mossad...just ask Jeffrey Epstein... http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/09/donald-trump-nazi-zionist.html

Chris Dakota's picture

Bill Clinton goes to Epstien sex slave ranch.

Hillary Lesbian

Marco Rubio gay porn star

Cruz Gay Zionist, his wife tried to kill herself on a freeway in 2005.

Crazy Carson

Bernie Zionist defender of FED and Israel firster.

and Trump in bed with sicko Jews.

It's an evil world, but Jesus said that 2000 yrs ago.

 

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THE SOLUTION IS DEBT FREE MONEY CREATION (not verified) TurnwiseWiddershins Feb 21, 2016 9:32 AM

Lol Unit 8200 hard at work downvoting anything criticising the untouchables...lucky you print our monopoly money guys because you're going to need every digital shekel :)

TurnwiseWiddershins's picture

Hasbara indeed.  The fact that they can only muster 1-2 guys for downvotes on a site as large as ZH demonstrates just how thinly stretched their propaganda forces are.

Israel: you WILL lose in the end.

Infield_Fly's picture
Infield_Fly (not verified) Feb 21, 2016 9:10 AM

Looks like Detroit.

abyssinian's picture

Except Homs has clean water

strangeglove's picture

Had!

thankfully no Muslums were harmed or died making this Movie

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KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) Feb 21, 2016 9:15 AM

They're Ready for Hillary!

Bank_sters's picture

Hillpig was so proud that Gaddafi got saddamized , pun intended, with a knife.   Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Ukraine are all complete disasters.   Only wicked psychopaths could run for the Presidency with this type of record.

 

I see a bad moon rising.

 

ps some of those photos look like Detroit.

TeamDepends's picture

Looks like we're in for nasty weather.

Kayman's picture

One eye is taken for an eye.

Ah, yes, Islam the religion of peace.

Makes Northern Ireland's "troubles" look like a pillow fight.

silverer's picture

Guaranteed action for the military and more non-stop wars when Hillary is appointed as President. I think they're hoping for Hillary to run maybe six or seven wars at once, to really get the money rolling.

conscious being's picture

More dead Syrians. Cankle's belt gets a few more notches.

BurningFuld's picture

It's her cankles that get the notches.

JustObserving's picture

How is your illegal war in Syria going, Mr Nobel Prize Winner?  More than 300,000 killed and over 1,000,000 injured.

You recently started bombing Libya again.

Without your constant bombing of brown people, you would have no accomplishments:

 

George Carlin on American Foreign Policy - Bombing Brown People

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDw-zFFhFgc


eishund's picture

isis? how about turkey?

PTR's picture

Do you see what happens when you're fucked in the ass by geopolitical strangers, Larry?!

spanish inquisition's picture

No CIA agents were hurt either building or detonating either car bomb.

Cautiously Pessimistic's picture

Glad to see my government using my hard earned money (taxes) to spread 'democracy'.

I posted this a week or so ago on ZH.  Read it, and realize how futile all of this is.

“Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”   Carl Sagan

Walhei's picture

All of mankind has a fallen nature, and is prone to be selfish, and do evil.  The basic problem with Islam is, it encourages evil.  Christ was very careful to not give man an excuse for evil, even saying, we should love our enemies and do good to them!

Islam does just the opposite.  This is the main reason we know Islam is a Cult.  Due to 1200 years of harsh indotrination, Muslims believed Mohammed.   With harsh and violent rules, they had no choice! 

Islam is anything but peaceful.  All Muslims know the truth about Islam but cannot do anythng about it.  Clerics preach peace to public, but inside Mosque they preach Jihad and the superiority of Islam over Christianity and Judaism.   Clerics often say;  We will win because they cannot kill 1.5 billion people.  This confirms that all Muslim are part ot this war agianst the West, agaisnt the Christian West.  Clerics also preach the superiority of Islam based on morality.  They say the West is weak because they are moral.  Indicating and confirming, Islam is not moral.  They see morality, and goodness, as a weakness.  This is confirmed by many former Muslims.

Basically, Islam is the World's Largest and Most Successful Satanic Cult.   This is proven by what Muslims do, not what they say.  Yes, many Muslms are peaceful.  But those peaceful Muslims are tokens.  they do not have any power to controal the Terroist.  By those peaceful Muslims silence they give approval to Terroist. Remember this war has been going of over 50 years!   People are just now questioning Islam.  Just now they are beginning to see the Truth about this Cult.

BarkingCat's picture

As much of a cult Christianity but newer and with less flavors.

 

How the hell do you think Europe became a Christian contininent?

Or the Americas?

Forced conversion of what they called the savages or heathens.

Sanity Bear's picture

The key difference you are missing here: killing people in the name of Christ is a betrayal of what Christ taught, while killing people in the name of Islam is the fulfillment of what Mohammad taught.

TurnwiseWiddershins's picture

All countries like Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, etc. want is for the WEST/ISRAEL to stay the fuck out of their soverign nations.

AngloZioNazi involvement is ALWAYS bad: bad for the inhabitants and bad for western people at home who have to both pay for this bullshit with the lost/stolen fruits of their labor (taxation) and who ultimately have to deal with the reverberating consequences.

rwe2late's picture

 Turk/Saudi sponsored terrorism against civilians

to promote the MSM wheedling for a (self-serving) "humanitarian" aggression??

 

Obviously, the US/NATO would (reluctantly of course) welcome such an excuse,

(however fabricated it may be).

 

NoWayJose's picture

But, but, but - we cannot bomb ISIS fuel trucks because we might kill a couple drivers? We cannot bomb ISIS ammo depots and HQs because we might kill some civilians?

This is why the only way to control territory in the Middle East is through a ruthless dictator with a secret police force that crushes opposition. Unfortunately, the territory is overlaid with artificial borders that place conflicting groups in contact with each other. The only real hope is to chop up these territories into countries where one group has control.

And Europe is going to learn that it too will need to become as ruthless as those who seek to tear it down.

NoWayJose's picture

Down voters - please supply ANY Middle Eastern country that is NOT ruthless to any dissenters or minorities!

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

I'm not a down vote, but you better clarify whether Dearborn Heights, MI is a ME country. The last minority there left with the American flag years ago.

Blankone's picture

The countries that were or had multi sects, including christian, living together without violence were the one targeted by the US/Jews/Zionists for destruction.

Iraq, Libya, Syria and up next is Iran.

Dark Daze's picture
Dark Daze (not verified) NoWayJose Feb 21, 2016 10:47 AM

The problem is that is you allow yourself to become 'ruthless' then you end up suffering from the same thing you're ruthless opponents do.

SmedleyButlersGhost's picture

Not really. I have no inclination to wrap women in shrouds, shit in the street, and chop off body parts of people who had sex outside marriage or violated some other religious 'law'.

XuscitizenSweden's picture

re: NoWayJose

Here's what the faggot ass.-cia boss Moron Morell said last november.......

*Former CIA Deputy Director Gives A Stunning Reason Why Obama Has Not Attacked ISIS' Oil Infrastructure *

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-11-29/former-cia-deputy-director-gives-stunning-reason-why-obama-has-not-attacked-isis-oil

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp98RwWRay0

 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

"We have reached a provisional agreement in principle on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days,”  John Kerry said on Sunday, at a news conference in Amman with Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh.

Wonder how many Iranian and Russian special ops may have been killed in this bombing with Mossad' and Langley involvement.  Probably won't find out anytime soon...

Didn't Henry Kissinger do the exact same thing when he capitulated on Vietnam and made the formal recognition to end hostiliities by christening the occasion with massive bombing of Cambodia and "Operation Linebacker" in 1973?...

Make no mistake... This has always been the American way when we "lose"...

Except this isn't Vietnam and the cast of characters in this thing would make even "Winter Soldier Boy" wish he was serving on a gun boat again on the Mekong Delta circa 1966 right about now!

Insurrexion's picture

 

 

Fuck this terror.

We forget the horror at festival.

http://www.spiegel.tv/filme/dbate-videotagebuch-mein-festival/

Until, the horror comes to us.

 

Omega_Man's picture

be nice to see some Syrians hunt down McCain and friends and behead them.... they need to be punished for these crimes...

 

Some Iraqis can do the same for Bush and Blair...Bibi...

 

somehow innocent people die... but these criminals still live..

Monetas's picture
Monetas (not verified) Feb 21, 2016 9:40 AM

Islam is a weapon of mass destruction .... 250,000,000 served ?

silverer's picture

I'm wondering if you could walk up to and pet that nice dog?

Bioscale's picture

This is how the US supported moderate opposition operates.

First bomb the fuck out of every place in Syria and when you are pushed to the wall then try to negotiate through the US about truce. Fucking unbelievable.

Lumberjack's picture
Australia issues security alert for Kuala Lumpur

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/australian-government-issues-te...

 

 

Australia resumes talks with six countries to resettle asylum seekers: report SYDNEY

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-asylum-idUSKCN0VT054

 

Australia's tough immigration policies provide that anyone intercepted while trying to reach the country by boat is sent for processing to camps in Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. They are never eligible to be resettled in Australia.

Past Australian efforts to resettle asylum seekers elsewhere ran into hurdles.

Last October, Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the country had "no capacity" to permanently relocate asylum seekers, adding that his government was "challenged to meet the needs of its own people right now".

Australia had offered $150 million spread over five years in exchange for permanent relocation of some refugees.

A deal struck with Cambodia was halted after only four asylum seekers were resettled.

In 2011, the Australian high court ruled invalid a deal with Malaysia, as it was not a signatory to the United Nations Convention on Refugees.

Australia has also received criticism from the United Nations and rights groups for its hardline policy.

        

 

Since 2012, people on boats trying to reach Australia have been turned back or taken to camps in Nauru, where there have been reports of assaults and systemic child abuse, or Papua New Guinea, where Canberra has set up processing centers.

 

 

 

markar's picture

Simple solution to this: Announce a shoot to kill policy for anyone trying to enter the country by boat illegally.

Chuckster's picture

At what point do we declare victory and bring the guys home and have a victory parade like we should have done in Vietnam?

taggaroonie's picture

You mean this stuff isn't a victorious result for the U.S.?

Refuse-Resist's picture

Only after we nuke the site (Mecca) from orbit.

trulz4lulz's picture

That might do the teixk oddly enough. Once that happens the DC, London, New York, LA, Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Atlanta, Langely, Miami, Dallas, Dwnver, Seattle, Portland, Boston, Lexington, Cincinnati, Lincoln, Philidelphia, pittsbergh and nearly all other major US cities and population centers get vaporized by a wall of fire hundreds of feet high traveling at hundreds of miles an hour. 

Good plan.

Cycle's picture

This is a recent expose on a propaganda piece in the Washington Post by Ignatius, who is livid that the US is not supporting DAESH in Aleppo.

brodix's picture

They could buy some of those bulldozers being auctioned in Louisiana for pennies on the dollar.