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Syria rebels 'beheaded Christian and fed him to dogs' as fears grow over Islamist atrocities
This is what I call news you can really sink your teeth into, a real dog-bites-man story.
Syrian rebels beheaded a Christian man and fed his body to dogs, according to a nun who says the West is ignoring atrocities committed by Islamic extremists.

The nun said taxi driver Andrei Arbashe, 38, was kidnapped after his brother was heard complaining that fighters against the ruling regime behaved like bandits.

She said his headless corpse was found by the side of the road, surrounded by hungry dogs. He had recently married and was soon to be a father.

Sister Agnes-Mariam de la Croix said: 'His only crime was his brother criticised the rebels, accused them of acting like bandits, which is what they are.'

There have been a growing number of accounts of atrocities carried out by rogue elements of the Syrian Free Army, which opposes dictator Bashar al-Assad and is recognised by Britain and the West as the legitimate leadership.
Posted by:Zhang Fei

#11  In any case, he has almost succeeded in creating an extremist Islamist Sharia-bent Moslem Brotherhood influence/controlled "crescent" around Israel, which is part of the end game.

Previously it was a secular, fascist Arab Nationalist crescent around Israel, which didn't succeed -- repeatedly -- ex-lib. And in those days their economies could much better support warlike ventures. Now they've got serious population issues coupled with food shortages, and in countries like Syria and Libya the common folk are shooting off weaponry at each other instead of toward Israel.
Posted by: trailing wife   2012-12-31 23:51  

#10  In any case, he has almost succeeded in creating an extremist Islamist Sharia-bent Moslem Brotherhood influence/controlled "crescent" around Israel, which is part of the end game.
Posted by: ex-lib   2012-12-31 18:46  

#9  Or maybe he's selling it more as a 60s movement on steroids.

But... wasn't the 60's more ANTI-WAR? Hmmm....

Suharto was DickTater Soetero's boyhood idol, so go figure.
Posted by: ex-lib   2012-12-31 18:44  

#8  Arab "SPRING" and all. Then there's this:

I dunno...maybe it's just me, but the warm and fuzzy kum-ba-yah revolutions in the Middle East are starting to seem more like a Thugs R Us takeover Taliban style.

We cannot "import" the values that informed the American Revolution. I know that's not what O is even trying to do, but that's what he's trying to sell as a justification.
Posted by: ex-lib   2012-12-31 18:42  

#7  Idiots.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2012-12-31 18:29  

#6  CF, all too much of what passes for civilized society these days reminds me of that poem.
Posted by: AlanC   2012-12-31 10:16  

#5  Reminds of of the poem The Gods of the copybook heading, (Kipling) one part of which is:

When the Cambrian measures were forming, They promised perpetual peace.
They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
But when we disarmed They sold us and delivered us bound to our foe,
And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: "Stick to the Devil you know."
Posted by: CrazyFool   2012-12-31 10:06  

#4  How bad was Mubarak or Daffy Duck?

Sometimes the devil you know IS the better option.
Posted by: AlanC   2012-12-31 09:37  

#3  Then again, maybe Assad had this done just to get me to say what I said....
Posted by: Glenmore   2012-12-31 07:39  

#2  Maybe Assad's not so bad after all...
Posted by: Glenmore   2012-12-31 07:38  


Have people not been paying attention? These fear's have been full grown and bearing fruit for decades (really centuries).

This is what you get with the RoP! Damn it!! Pay Attention!!!
Posted by: AlanC   2012-12-31 07:12