Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas in Aleppo

The Atlantic Empire tried everything - from recycling Bosnian War lies about starving civilians and a million "last hospitals" to weaponizing a 7-year-old girl - to save its proxy jihadists in Aleppo.

It failed.

Syria's largest city was officially liberated on December 22, after the last of the jihadists ("moderate rebels" in Westernspeak) were evacuated to Idlib or Turkey. Of the devastated hospitals, there wasn't a trace. Nor was there any inkling of the "massacres" the alarmed Western ambassadors spoke of; rather, their "democratic" Islamist proxies had slaughtered all of their prisoners, lest they testify of the true horrors under their rule.

Liberators also found warehouses full of food, hoarded by the jihadists. Not surprisingly, the number of people actually living in the jihadist-held area was vastly overestimated: not 250,000, but 40,000 - including some 4,000 militants and their families.

With the "moderate" head-choppers routed, their "plan B" brethren at ISIS have taken initiative. ISIS attacked Tadmur (Palmyra) and Deir-ez-Zor - both held by the Syrian Arab Army - and inflicted heavy casualties at Turkish armored forces attempting to take Al-Bab, northeast of Aleppo. Oddly enough, ISIS seems to be ignoring the advance of the US-backed Kurds towards their "capital" in Raqqa. Very peculiar, that.

The Syrian War is not over, but Aleppo will surely be its turning point. With the new government poised to take over in the US next month, Washington may drop the pretense it can use jihadists as a weapon and leave ISIS and the "moderates" to either sue for peace or achieve the martyrdom they so desire.

Either way, it's Christmas in Aleppo. 

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