US Embassy Moving To Jerusalem On Israel's Independence Day

Via MiddleEastEye.com,

The US will relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv earlier than expected and may use a consular facility already based in the city...

The United States plans to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on 14 May, the 70th anniversary of Israel's independence, a US official confirmed on Friday.

In December, US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and signalled Washington's intention to relocate its embassy. The move infuriated many of Washington's Arab allies and dismayed Palestinians who see as East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.

The US schedule for the move appears to have sped up: during his visit to Israel last month, Vice President Mike Pence said that the embassy would move by the end of 2019.

There are several possible sites for the new embassy. The most likely plan would be to locate the embassy at a US facility in Jerusalem's south-eastern Talpiyot neighbourhood, currently used for consular affairs including passport and visa processing.

Officials said the US could initially retrofit a small suite of offices at the existing facility to accommodate current ambassador David Friedman and one or two top aides including his chief of staff.

That would allow the administration to hang an "embassy" sign over the door and formally open it in time for Israeli independence day on 14 May. 

Israeli congratulations

Soon after US officials announced the May date, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that he is in contact with the US administration and will respond if and when an official American announcement is made on the planned embassy move to Jerusalem. Netanyahu is scheduled to visit the White House on 5 of March 5.

Israeli intelligence minister Yisrael Katz congratulated Trump in a tweet.

"There is no greater gift than that! The most just and correct move. Thanks friend!" Katz wrote.

Trump's Jerusalem announcement was rejected by 128 nations in a vote in the UN General Assembly in late December.  

The overwhelming vote came during a rare emergency meeting to ask nations not to establish diplomatic missions in the historic city of Jerusalem. Israel has illegally occupied East Jerusalem since 1967.

Trump's announcement on 6 December led to ongoing waves of protests by Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. 

Nabil Abu Rdainah, a spokesman for the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, said that "this is an unacceptable step. Any unilateral move will not give legitimacy to anyone and will be an obstacle to any effort to create peace in the region."

Abu Rdainah said that the "only way to achieve peace, security and stability" was Abbas's proposal - outlined in his 20 February address to the United Nations Security Council in New York - that there should be an international conference to kick-start the stalled peace process with Israel, including a "multilateral mechanism" to oversee it.

Abbas is still in the United States after undergoing medical checks in Baltimore on 22 February, Abu Rdaineh said. He said the Palestinian leader would be leaving the United States on 24 February.

In Gaza, a Hamas official, Sami Abu Zuhri, said that "moving the American embassy to Jerusalem is a declaration of war against the Arab and Muslim nation, and the US administration must reconsider its move".

Clashes erupted in Gaza and the West Bank earlier on Friday, in a weekly protest against Trump's stance on Jerusalem.

A spokesman for the Gaza health ministry said 25 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli live fire during clashes along the fence with Israel in Gaza.

Palestinian health officials said at least 20 Palestinians, most of them in Gaza, have been killed in protests against Trump's decision since the 6 December announcement.

Comments

Slack Jack philipat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:44 Permalink

There are no ancient Jewish cities in Israel,...
but there are lots of ancient Greek cities.

What is weird is this; that 2000 years ago, it seems that there were no people even resembling Jews, in Israel.

It turns out that there is not a single ancient Jewish city in what is now called Israel. There is not a single ancient city where Hebrew characters are used on the statues and buildings. There is not a single ancient city where the buildings are in the ancient Jewish architectural style. In fact, there is not even a category of "ancient Jewish architectural style".

Of course, the Hebrew characters that are desired, are those of the Dead Sea scrolls (supposedly from 2000 years ago), which are essentially the modern Hebrew characters without points.

If you check out all the ancient cities in Israel from 2000 years ago, they are all Greek, and their ruins are still there for you to visit. Their inscriptions are in the Greek script and the buildings are in the ancient Greek architectural styles.

Here is a list of some of the known ancient Greek cities in (and near) Israel; Ecdippa, Seleucia, Ptolemais, Taricheia Arbela, Asochis, Sepphoris, Hippos, Dion, Sycaminum, Bucolon Polis, Itabyrium, Gadara, Abila, Dora, Comus, Gephrus, Crocodilion Polis, Caesarea, Straton's Tower, Narbata, Scythopolis, Pella, Samaria, Amathus, Ragaba, Gerasa, Apollonia, Sicima, Pegae, Joppa, Arimathea, Jamnia, Port of Jamnia, Lydda, Modiin, Aphaerema, Philadelphia, Birtha, Gazara, Beth Horon, Dok, Jericho, Samaga, Esbus, Medaba, Ladder of Tyre, Azotus, Port of Azotus, Accaron, Jerusalem, Ascalon, Anthedon, Gaza, Marissa, Beth Zur, Hebron, Adora, Engeddi.

The ancient Jewish cities in Israel are,....... well there aren't any. Not even one.

Here's an interesting example of a first century BC Greek inscription (i.e., in Greek letters) from Jerusalem's Temple Mount forbidding the entry of strangers to the Temple precinct.

http://www.preearth.net/images/no-foreigner-shall-enter.jpg

The pictured stone was found in 1935. It was actually the second such warning-stone to be found, the first being discovered by Charles Simon Clermont-Ganneau in 1871. It was deemed so dangerous to the "Jews inhabited Israel 2000 years ago" theory, that it completely disappeared for 13 years before resurfacing in Istanbul, where, it was correctly calculated, it would not attract much attention.

From: https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-temple-mount-warning-stone-is-clo…

The first Jerusalem Temple Mount warning-stone, now found in the Archaeology Museum, Istanbul, is pictured below:

http://preearth.net/images/jerusalem-temple-warning-at-istanbul.jpg

It says (in Greek): "No stranger is to enter within the balustrade round the temple and enclosure. Whoever is caught will be responsible to himself for his death, which will ensue."

Slack Jack's CHALLENGE:

Name ONE ancient city (that existed in what is now called Israel) where the building inscriptions are all in Hebrew, and the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (whatever that may be).

Then give a summary of "the ancient Hebrew architectural style" (you will have to make this up as it does not yet exist).

Then give links to photos of the ancient building inscriptions which show that they are written in Hebrew.

Then show that the buildings are constructed in the ancient Hebrew architectural style (that you have just invented).

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1175

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Slack Jack Slack Jack Fri, 02/23/2018 - 19:44 Permalink

The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country intended for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in 1946 and 1947 in caves near the tiny ancient settlement of Qumran.

Israel was created in 1948.

The Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly really old) documents, in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found. No other really old documents in the Hebrew characters have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years earlier than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that all the scrolls were produced and hidden in the Qumran caves before 70 AD (the supposed time of the mythical sack of Jerusalem by the Romans).

The critics are not given access to the scrolls nor even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

In fact, for decades, only seven scholars are given access to the scrolls.

This goes on till certain critics are dead and the scrolls have been purged of all anachronisms (like Arabic numerals).

Then, in 1991, only 45 years after their "discovery", the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California, without consent, makes facsimile copies of the scrolls available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents, for example, the "Damascus Document," are nearly identical to documents from the Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their source there.

Worldwide, there are ten manuscripts of the "Damascus Document" from the Dead Sea scrolls and two from the Cairo Genizah. This strange distribution is a result of the fraud. The "Damascus Document" was first published in 1910 by Solomon Schechter in "Fragments of a Zadokite Work."

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now, the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, the synagogue (and its Jews) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are very similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

Internal evidence from the scrolls themselves indicates a Medieval production. See, here.

And, the fact that many scrolls are written on vellum (90% of them) proves these are indeed a Medieval production.

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Phoenician, Aramaic, Nabataean, and Hebrew documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics (about 900 manuscripts were "recovered"; about six hundred separate works), while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 200 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1176

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LiteBeeer lloll Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:39 Permalink

Greater Israel hoax. It's islam spreading by sword since 1400 years. Killing, converting and removing Christians and Jews.

Islam is a chess move by Satan to deny Jesus. It is shirk, the unforgivable sin in islam, to say that God has a Son. Islam denies that Jesus was crucified, that the rose from the dead, that He's Son of God.

Lucifer and his angels rejected when God commanded all angels to bow to the image of God that was within Adam. They said Adam is made of clay. Denying the image of God that is Jesus and they didn't bow. Instead Adam should be bowing to him, he argued. That is what mohammedans do today. Bow 5 times to Satan.

Satan then even tempted Jesus. "All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me" he said. Jesus did not and answered: "Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve."

Angels and man are put to test. Bow to the image of God, Jesus. Confess whom you serve.

Denying Jesus is denying God YHWH.

1 John 2:23 Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also.

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CTacitus LiteBeeer Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:18 Permalink

You mean like the fact that Jews did not even exist when Jerusalem was founded ~2800 BCE most likely by the Canaanites, a Semetic group and ancestors to Phoenicians and thereby to Palestinians and Syrians. Jerusalem was built by the Canaanites in honor of their god Shalim.

Archeological evidence not only points to Canaanites and their deities, but it seems to suggest that the city was abandoned during the kingdoms of David and Solomon ~1000 BCE which puts in to question the very existence of the 'city of David' - no archeological evidence of palaces exists in Jerusalem during David and Solomon's reign of any kind nor is there any inscriptions whatsoever on tablets of Assyrians of any sort of kingdom that can be attributed to David or Solomon.

So it is not even clear when the Jews ruled over Jerusalem, albeit maybe for a brief time during the Hasmonean dynasty between 140-116 BCE. The Assyrians conquered Jerusalem in 722 BCE and held it until the Babylonians took it over in 597 BCE until in 539 BCE when the Achaemenids, of the First Persian Empire founded by Cyrus the great, themselves ruled it until 332 BCE when Alexander the Great walked into the city after defeating the mighty Persians. So it is then with the Maccabean revolt in 168 BCE that the Jews by way of Hasmonean dynasty took control of Jerusalem and thereafter ruled by Herod until the Romans captured it in 6 CE, uponwhich the Jews would not ever rule Jerusalem until after the creation of Isreal. Both western and eastern Roman empires ruled Jerusalem until 614 CE when there was a brief exchange between the Iranian Sasanian Empire who managed to hold onto it until 629 CE when the Eastern Roman Byzantines wrested it back only to lose it for good to the Mohammadean Muslims who ruled it from 638-1099 CE. This was the time of the Holy Crusades repeated attempts to conquer Jerusalem which saw them control the city until the Muslims under Saladin took it back in 1187 CE. It was under Muslim rule until after the fall of the Ottoman Empire and WWI-WWII.

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SamAdams CTacitus Sat, 02/24/2018 - 08:55 Permalink

@slackjack and ctacitus

Thank you, I enjoy reading alt history, regardless of verification.  Enough comparative mythology/theology will reveal common threads and expose some truths.  One's personal religion often casts a stigma preventing investigation into conflicting information.  One cannot fully understand the big picture if one measures everything in terms of their own personal relgion.  The truth is that God gives all men freewill, God does not play favorites and no one religion has a monopoly on God.  Most will never understand as each is brainwashed since birth to believe the cult of one's immediate environment.  If you have children, try to remember the pure soul of the infant.  That is the truth.

As a side note, there is a wealth of historical literature at sacredtexts.com.  

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Jung Slack Jack Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:12 Permalink

No person who considers him/herself Jewish will believe it as there is still the story that they are like one people. In what way: because they believe in something or because of race (which has been proven to be misguided). Race and religion should not matter anyway, so why make it out as if it is special? People of all races and religions have mixed and mingled for centuries.

What remains is those who believe in being the chosen people and thus it leads to trouble.

Most Jewish people I know are fine, but are not practicing Jews and it means zilch..

 

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SamAdams Jung Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:12 Permalink

True, not all Jews are bad.  You can normally pick the rotten from the bunch based on the ability to flip from "it's my religion", to "it's my race" depending on the immediate situation.

Case in point:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L5LuoXjcCtI

Mike Wallace - I'm not white, I'm Jewish.....  Deceptive, no?

I'm going to try, "I'm not black, I'm agnostic" at the next census.  I think it should work, after all, how many genders are there these days?

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nevertheless Slack Jack Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:23 Permalink

Lots of hasbara trolls here voting you down. They don't argue against you, they can't, so they just use the down vote to try and influence perception...

 

Israel created technology that allows one human to have multiple on-line accounts, so as to give one hasbara lying troll the ability to have multiple accounts on-line, sounds like typical zionist trickery to me.

 

When the truth is against you, lie lie lie...

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BobEore Brazen Heist Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:33 Permalink

The most likely plan would be to locate the embassy at a US facility in Jerusalem's south-eastern Talpiyot neighbourhood, currently used for consular affairs including passport and visa processing.

 

Ah yes.  Jerusalems' best address - for spooks n kooks - of the kabbalist kind. AND OPERATION TALPIOT - THE GREATEST SPY MACHINE OF ALL TIME! Surely someone in "Treasury" has pointed out the 'cost savings' implicit in bringing American secrets - and Sraeli 'secret stealers' into closer proximity - so that 'telaviv\err jerusalem' can save a few dollars more - of that stolen taxpayer loot they use to fund their R&D start ups and technological rip offs!

Kinda, sorta, a sad joke... the MAGA and Merikan First thang... weren't it! Cheering crowds of lunatic wing nuts of the 'alt right' kind...making whoopee over the hollowing out of the last vestiges of resistance to the noahide trance-formation of a fallen Republic...

into a (tax farmed)simulacra of itself. So as to better aid the transformation of the muddled east into a Russo-talmudic playground.. and Jersusalem HQ of the new emergent Urassian Energy Cartel.

"Anglo-zionists against the world".... he he heh... and other "Saker Skool" of phony oppositionalist sloganeering... from the crowd who follow the 'original' leninist "control both side of the debate' dictum!

Yowser!

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BobEore BobEore Sat, 02/24/2018 - 00:53 Permalink

he he heh...

as we warm up ... for another weekend o 'strippin da bird'... o the Faker Saker phony oppositionalist kind...

watch team sio whack their bats in hopeless angst... and the 'vote meters matter' krew continue too

pretend that's everything is still 'jus fine' in gomerville!

Fresh outta the oven - and into yur furry faces freeends!

Taint Nobodies Bizness - what I do!

Moar Pie Guy?

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Dickguzinya Croesus Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:05 Permalink

There you go again.  Typing your drivel as you're getting buttbumped by your childhood priest.  You would know all about pickle smooching now wouldn't you?  Your proof positive that it's true what your ilk say:  The relationship between a priest and his little boyfriend will flower into adulthood.  Ahh how sweet.  And as for toilets,  you would know all about them being your priest uses your face as a toilet as he's giving you your favorite:  a pittsburgh platter.

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Croesus Dickguzinya Fri, 02/23/2018 - 21:15 Permalink

Oy vey, way to go, outing yourself as a Chosenite!

Very good.

It's funny how most of you can't ever avoid resorting to sexual depravity of one kind or another.

While we're on the subject of "crazy kosher customs & sexual degeneracy", why not tell the board about your
metzitzah b'peh?

Y'all are crazy, "Dick Guz In Ya", a truly warped, insane tribe of defectives, the world'd be better off without.

Most people, the world over, would get along just fine, if it wasn't for the Kosher Leech meddling & Jewing-up everything they touch, feeding off us, and using us.

That realization is slowly, but surely sinking in with people, which goes a long way in explaining the desperation to disarm private citizens. Once the broader public realizes the full breadth of your "culture's" totally alien ways and hostile intentions towards them, it will really suck to be a Yid. Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide; no safe haven, no Masada. Your days are numbered.

The rabbis tell you all that you're "God's Chosen People"; what they don't tell you, is that your so-called God is the Father of All Lies.

Roll that in your Torah scroll and smoke it.

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nevertheless Dickguzinya Sat, 02/24/2018 - 09:32 Permalink

One of the great tropes of the Zionist American Jews, all priests are pedophiles, pushed hardest by the Zionist freaks in Hollywood.

 

Of course Hollywood is the capital of pedophilia, a truth never mentioned by the Zionist media. The war on Christ is never ending, and sadly too many Christians ignore the insults and endless demonetization.

 

Watch ANY hollywood movie of today, and you can see the infinite numbers of ways the Zionist filth attack Christ, by making his followers look like freaks, extremists, insane, pedophiles...

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Disgruntled Goat Fri, 02/23/2018 - 18:21 Permalink

Fuck Israel

Before the recognition of Israel and our subsequent support of them, the US had ZERO enemies in the Middle East. Now, less than a generation later, not only does everyone in the ME hate us, but the hate has spread to all Islamic nations ... so great, lets celebrate the Jews some more

Conscious Reviver Dickguzinya Fri, 02/23/2018 - 20:20 Permalink

No it's true man. All through history people have hated you and now we team up with you. Brilliant!

Do you know that on ancient Cyprus they had a law, based on a bad experience, that any Jew who landed there (it's an island) was to be killed. If he was blown off course and landed there by accident, so what killed. Pre-Christian Cyprus, btw.

It's in Wiki. Doooh! Why did I say that? Now you are going to go change Wiki.

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BobEore Conscious Reviver Fri, 02/23/2018 - 22:27 Permalink

Your 'wikis' are quite 'wack'...

and the serial posting of mistruths will inevitably earn you a whack...

even if you've successfully run n hid all week... I will catch your sorry ass in the truth in media threshing machine... and call to account your pathetic disinfo  here - about Iraqi "PMUs" in Syria

your pathetic slanders here

and the previous crimes committed by you against truth in media. Now.

on the cusp of yet another weekend when the Saker faker style of talmudic agit-prop gets another wing clippin... DO YOU HEAR THAT BELL REVILER?

You know you do - and that bell tolls - for you.

C'mon out lil fella. No. where. left. to. hide. yur. hide.

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Conscious Reviver BobEore Sat, 02/24/2018 - 01:50 Permalink

BobEore the Mental Case.

From - "BobEore to Conscious Reviver Thu, 02/22/2018 - 01:24 Permalink

Desperate to recover... Blah, blah, blah

numerous notions of NO merit put forward on the basis of COMPLETE IGNORANCE OF the affairs of the 'muddled east'

our cast of 'special geniuses' decide to 'double down' in deep doo doo= mixing up their acronyms so badly

PMU, irregular paramilitaries."

@@@@@@@@  Note - this is the bombastic ones's way of saying he disagrees that PMU entered Afrin. But they did. Al-Madadar News said so as well.

From the Independent - "Footage broadcast by Hezbollah and Syrian regime-allied outlets showed convoys of tanks carrying Syrian flags and soldiers brandishing weapons entering the northwestern part of the country from Aleppo on Tuesday. Syrian state media reported they had been targeted by Turkish shellfire.

The new forces are mostly believed to be made up of the Shia Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU)."

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/syria-civil-war-assad-regime-afrin-kurdish-kurds-turkey-ypg-militia-a8219651.html

See PMU there? Entering Afrin? Good. Now acknowledge your sins and go away and take your useless, boring drivel with you. 

I'm being trolled by a mental case. 

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BobEore Conscious Reviver Sat, 02/24/2018 - 05:20 Permalink

Thanks to your answering my summons at last ... now

we can get down to bizness.

The new forces are mostly believed to be made up of the Shia Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU).

Hey FUKTARD. YOU are being set straight - at last - by somebody who LIVES in the muddled east and KNOWS what they are talking about.

You see that little bit of print - Shia Iranian-backed Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU).???

Good. I've already explained what the NDF of the Syrian military are... so I won't waste time going over that again. The Syrian. Shia. Militias. From. Aleppo.... have gone into Afrin AS PART OF A DEAL between the Syrian government and the YPG Kurds = they are Syrian militias part of the Syrian Reserve Army. Because they are Shias, they received some support from Shia (Iranian)militias fighting in Syria.

PMU ARE AN EXCLUSIVELY IRAQI militia supported by the IRAQI government WITH NO PRESENCE IN SYRIA. Unlike you - and your exceptionalist buddies - I don't need to depend pon the mistaken info of third party 'news providers.'

GOOGLE YOUR FUKING PUNK BRAINS OUT TRYING TO GET AROUND THAT, RAT.

then comeback... and we take care of the next part of your take down.

I will take you apart shit. Not for being wrong about Syrian events. For being a coward and waiting till I officially left the thread last Sunday to come out and drop your flame. COWARD. You understand now?

Don't run away this time asshat. I am going to finish the job left undone the last time you made the mistake of flaming me.

NO merit put forward on the basis of COMPLETE IGNORANCE OF the affairs of the 'muddled east'

our cast of 'special geniuses' decide to 'double down' in deep doo doo= mixing up their acronyms so badly

PMU, irregular paramilitaries."

No merit. None.

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