In Idlib Governorate today, the Syrian Army confirms killing rat-leader of “Martyrs’ Battalion”, Murad Ahmad Qaqish, possibly Iraqi. This is the area we mentioned earlier which is going to be liberated. The towns of Ghassaniyya and Kinsibba are involved. It’s happening just as Wael is saying.
In Dayr Al-Zor in the East, Syrian army regulars kill Muhammad Alloush, rat-leader of the “Al-Furqan” Brigades near the town of Jbeileh.
In my friend’s home town of Yabroud, the SAA has killed rat-leader Ibrahim Al-Abed and six others. The names of the dead rats are:
Syrian army announced Deir Ba’alba (Homs) to be rat-free for the first time in weeks.
In Aleppo, SAA clears out Jibrin and advances steadily across Aziziyya.
In Idlib, site of a massive victory for the SAA at Al-Ya’qoubiyya yesterday, a car bomb kills two civilians. (See this morning’s report on the great battle). _________________________________________________________________________________
Mark the Brit sends this historical note showcasing an interesting period in French history: Mike McGee will enjoy this, perhaps. So will our German readers. I have not edited the misspellings.
RE: French Perspective
Friday, December 28, 2012 3:09 PM
A victim of French arrogance
The Franco-Automobile war was a civil war between the people of France and their own vehicles. It led to the death of many people and the destruction of many cars. Fortunately all of them were French.
It was in this cauldron of turmoil that disaffected Islamic youths enacted their campaign to be accepted as part of French culture. Following the George W. Bush doctrine of inventing new enemies in times of difficulty, they focused their rage on cars, which are notoriously crappy in France, and made for an easier target in addition to not fighting back. Under the battle cry “L’auto Francais est un infidel!” they began burning French cars on October 27th, while simultaneously chanting “Death to America” purely out of habit.
But after 12 days of French authorities collectively shrugging and pulling that stupid, annoying Quoi? expression that everyone else in the World hates, the destruction had gotten out of control. 72 million cars had been destroyed, along with the cities of Paris, Bordeaux,Lille, Nice and Benny Hill Ville. Curfews were enacted but to little effect, as people had problems accommodating their automobiles inside their tiny one-room mud-huts.
For this reason, it did not take long for further bad news to reach the French government. On the 13th night, the generally pacifist cars finally organized themselves under the leadership of an imported German Mercendez-Benz SLK called Tinkerbell. General Tinkerbell orchestrated counter offensives using weapons such as determination, genuinely funny humor, hygiene products, and chunks of sharpened mango.
Faced with such horrific weapons all native Frenchpeople unilaterally surrendered. Though still faced with resistance from immigrants (some of whom still had a backbone, as the procedure of removal by surgery was administered more sparingly as of late), the victorious cars declared the start of the Ninety Eighth republic and subjugated all people within the borders of France to a life of humiliation. This was a great relief for the French, as they clearly had not expected things to brighten up, but to change for the worse. In addition to being forced to wash more than once a year, the French were reeducated that in reality, America was the Land of the Free, and that they all should emigrate to the vicinity of New Orleans to work on the cotton fields for free and make room for a stronger race.
Attorney for 35 years and Supreme Court Certified Interpreter for Arabic/English
Diploma with Honors from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School in 1968; B.A. University of Michigan in Ann Arbor 1968-1972; M.A. University of Michigan Dept. of Near Eastern Studies 1972-1974; Ph.D. Cand. Univ. of Michigan 1972-1977; Then went to law school. Credits: Harvard University for classes in Islamic Philosophy; Fellowships from University of Pennsylvania 1976; 2 from Univ. of Michigan. Read English, Arabic, German, French, Farsi, some Hebrew. Studied Ancient Greek and Latin before grad school. Michigan Supreme Court Certified Interpreter/Translator for Arabic and English