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French Air Force Mirage 2000

Al-Raqqah, a city in Syria on the north bank of the Euphrates River, about 100 miles east of Aleppo, which has become the de facto capital of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, is being pounded heavily by the French Air Force in retaliation for Friday’s bombing attacks in Paris. Initial, unconfirmed reports from Arab social media sources count at least 30 consecutive airstrikes.

One social media source said Sunday night: “Raqqa is getting pummeled again tonight. One cannot help but suspect that the Armée de l’air has taken the gloves off…”

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Earlier on Sunday, the Associated Press reported that senior Iraqi intelligence officials had warned of imminent ISIS assaults, one day before the deadly attacks that killed 130 people. The Iraqi intelligence dispatch said ISIS’ leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had ordered an attack on coalition countries conducting military operations in Iraq and Syria, including Iran and Russia, through bombings and other attacks in the coming days.

The same Iraqi officials were able to inform the coalition members that the Paris attacks had been planned in Al-Raqqah, Syria, where the attackers received training for that specific attack, before being sent to France. It is speculated that 24 people were involved in the Paris attacks, including 19 attackers and 5 organizers.

According to Conflict News, the areas being struck in Raqqa have been a local stadium, a museum, clinics and hospitals, Political buildings, and a forest area. The same source also claims the US supplied the French Air Force with the necessary intelligence to conduct the raids.

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38 COMMENTS

  1. One can't help but feel a resemblance to the last kicks of the weakened dying Roman Empire as it was collapsing and was run over by ruthless "barbarians".
    This time our own self-serving, hedonistic Western civilization is collapsing in a similar way as it has lost all humane, moral values, foundations sacrificed for the idols, fetishes of constant quantitative growth, never ending profit, cheap immediate pleasures, fame.

    This collapse cannot be stopped by military actions, political maneuvers or economic sanctions.
    We are in the midst of a war, a war of values, civilizations.
    In order to slow down, stop these events, in order to build a new human society that can avoid such an end game we need true, solid, humane values, foundations.

    Jews tried to provide humanity with those values, foundations once but they were misused, forgotten, only "lip service" remained.
    Thus Jews, the Nation of Israel have to try again, showing thorugh their own positive national example what unity, mutual responsibility, mutually complementing cooperation mean in practice.

    Only this Nation has the historic, working example and practical method of helping people act above their inherent differences, inherent distrust and hatred towards each other.
    We have to feel our absolute responsibility for ehat is heppening all over the world.
    Only our unity and mutual guarantee can solve our own problems and provide a winning template to others.

  2. Its nice to go after the snake that bit you… but remember the poison is already in your body. Clean the house first by:

    1) no more muslim immigrants.
    2) no more welfare for muslim immigrants.
    3) no path to citizenship even if they marry french citizen.
    4) smallest legal issues they are out along with their families.
    5) you give all muslims 30 days to register with their families… so at least you know how many any where they are. They also need to report guests.
    6) anybody who is not registeted within 30 days gets thrown out of the europe.. not just france along with family.. all their properties (bombs, guns) will become property of state.
    7) no special conciderations… all picture will be taken with hejab off… we dont go out of our way because they are muslim.
    8) no jobs in any government agencies whatsoever.

  3. I abhor violence of any kind and I’m no war monger, but it is time for these maniacs to be gone. The bombing should be continuous and relentless – round the clock, no respite until there is nothing left but scared coward terrorists looking for cover. Then go in and round them up and put them on trial. Enough of this 21st century PC “tolerance” – this is only religious for them – not us. For us it’s war. It doesn’t matter anymore whether or not the Arabs are fighting their own fight. They brought the war to us – to a NATO ally, to US soil, to Canada, to Beirut, and more. This is a world war – but it can be ended swiftly and with relatively few(er) casualties if we act now. This is no longer a choice or an option – it is the solution. The next attack WILL happen if NATO doesn’t act and end these monsters.

  4. PROMOTION TO GET THEM TO STAY ON TOP OF THE HEADLINE AND ADMIRE THE COVERAGE. THEY ARE RIDING IT TO ENLARGE BY COMMERCIALIZING LIKE A PRODUCT. YOU DO NOT WRITE TERRORIST ORGANIZATION THEN THEY WILL DISOLVE TO DELETE. YOU ARE HELLPING THEM INSTEAD INSTRUCTING THEM WHAT TO DO THE NEXT DAY. YOU CAN CONTROL THE PEOPLE BY RELAXING THE NEWS.

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