March 28, 2016

Russia and Syria retake Palmyra from ISIS, with no help from Obama

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Palmyra is an ancient city in Syria. A world historical site. And then the Islamic State took over and started bulldozing and blowing up priceless treasures. It was diabolical.

This weekend, Palmyra was freed, by Russian air power, providing cover for Syrian regime soldiers. 

Now, being "liberated" by Bashar Assad is an oxymoron. He’s a dictator. And Vladimir Putin wants to build a new Russian empire, with Syria as a part of it.

Be that as it may: the Islamic State has just lost a real city, and they lost a symbol too.

But the U.S. State Department wasn’t celebrating. They don’t like Putin and Assad. I get it. Obama could probably crush the Islamic State in weeks. But politically, the Nobel Peace Prize winner just didn’t want to.

Me? I’m glad the Islamic State is out of Palmyra. And I suspect you’ll see a lot more of this — Syrian and Iranian troops, with Russian jets — conquering a lot more of Syria, and maybe even Iraq too, while Barack Obama dances the tango in Argentina.

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commented 2016-04-02 20:27:31 -0400
Judgement begins in the house of the Lord. I can’t help but wonder if ISIS is not God’s judgement against a people disobedient to God. He used Babylon, Persia and Rome to punish Israel. Now ISIS is killing Christians and destroying ancient ruins full of idols etc. They are big-time against idolatry. I don’t know for sure but are the Christians true Christians or is the dominant Christian sect a false religion? A study of Revelation 17 and 18 reveals Babylon the Great will be destroyed by fire in one hour and old testament prophets reveal this will be done by Persia which is Iran today. Is it a coincidence that Iran is becoming Nuclear able at this time? One could argue that these are women and children. But in the final days age or sex will make no difference. You either belong to the true God or a false religion.Death is not what we think it is in our human capacity. It is rather the beginning of life, not the end. Where we spend that new beginning depends on who we serve. Children, according to scripture, are not accountable up to a certain age so they all spend eternity with our heavenly Father. O death where is your sting; grave where is your victory?
Of course there is a fleshy way to judge these events, but what is the spirit doing here?
Food for thought!
commented 2016-03-30 13:05:28 -0400
DREW WAKARIUK : Not quite, but your point is valid. The initial attempt in Kiev failed. It was only after the Red Army solidified power were they able to subjugate the Ukraine. I feel the Red Army taking Moscow and wiping out their aristocracy was the point of no return there. The Ukraine at this point was a symptom, not a cause of a bigger ideological upheaval. There was a lot going on at the time. Russia was a mess which evolved into an even bigger mess when Stalin took over.
commented 2016-03-29 23:08:16 -0400
Firstly; Assad is NOT a dictator. He was voted in.

Secondly, It is OBAMA and KERRY who want to balkanize Syria, and that plan actually goes back to the mid-1980’s.

Finally, you guys really need to drop the Neo-Con narrative here. This is no way to celebrate the liberation of a city from ISIS.

I am really disappointed in you today Ezra…
commented 2016-03-29 17:25:47 -0400
Nicola English did not originate in the US.
commented 2016-03-29 17:25:04 -0400
Nicola how do you think the USSR came to be? It was not by outreach and free votes. They invaded the Ukraine.
commented 2016-03-29 12:39:07 -0400
hey Ezra, can you point out in one of your video this thought:
the US is always pointing out Russia as a dangerous country like they want to conquer the world, can they put out facts on when, in history (even in the union soviet time), the russian tried to conquer foreign countries? I see north america speaking english, south america speaking spanish, north africa and alot down speaking french and more. I dont recall any other countries othe than Russia speaking RUSSIAN.
Thank You.
commented 2016-03-29 07:59:22 -0400
The whole Western World should pull EVERYBODY out of the Mid East including ALL our money and let them all kill each other until they establish their Caliphate . Arm Israel to the teeth. At least then, we might be able to identify the enemy .
commented 2016-03-29 01:17:13 -0400
I do not care for Putin and will never trust him, but at least he is not suicidal like the leaders of the US and Canada are right now. How many of Obama’s lines has he crossed now? And what has the weakling Obama done? NOT A DAMN THING, LMAO!
commented 2016-03-28 23:33:45 -0400
Zulu – I think Trump knew the risks of challenging the oligarchy going in – he prepped, – he’ll land on his feet no matter what happens because he has always had both eyes open and his back covered – unlike most of the lame ducks that fill the oval office, PMO or EU council
commented 2016-03-28 22:02:57 -0400
Lad – I truly fear that Trump will not live long enough to see his seat in the Oval Office.

His security better be top notch
commented 2016-03-28 21:17:25 -0400
Not to worry, Lads and Lasses. As soon as Trump is elected, we are going to see a lot of the current World Leaders, Including our Dicktraitor Trudeau, running around in circles with a finger up their Bum.

It will look good on them.
commented 2016-03-28 20:31:03 -0400
Re: Putin’s ME commitment:
Pooty is spending a lot of cash keeping a conflict force in the ME – something he is well aware can bankrupt him in retrospect of the Afghan/Russia fiasco. Pooter won’t spend capital in a war that has no upside for Russian fortunes – I think we may see a permanent Russian presence in the ME (Naval base) in the states they “liberate” from IS.
commented 2016-03-28 18:31:08 -0400
When is Putin going to take Raqqa, the capital city of the Islamic State? It would be particularly devastating for the supposed Caliphate to lose its capital city.
commented 2016-03-28 18:25:39 -0400
I have been to Palmyra.

I have met Assad and he is not the evil the media and the west make him out to be.

I have never met Putin – love him or hate him – he seems to be a man of his word -

The west arms rebels – who in turn participated in the Christian slaughter.

We arm the kurds – who despite the media hoopla I do not an have never trusted. The incident behind them killing a Canadian soldier is very quiet and went that ay very early.

They are our friends as long as the cash and the bullets and the arms keeps flowing.

After that we will see.

Our white Obama prime minister is going to take the world stage as the equivalent of the black Obama.

In the end the Russian leader seem to be on his way to being the leader of the free world despite how crazy that sounds – even to me.
commented 2016-03-28 18:04:28 -0400
Obama, the worst president in U.S. history—and there were lots of choices………………