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On 8 July 2012 Maya Naser wrote:

To begin my article, I’d like to ask my readers to examine the following paragraph quoted from the National newspaper.

“CAIRO // An Egyptian university student was fatally stabbed as his girlfriend looked on after three suspected Islamic militants confronted the couple in a park and said they should not be together if they were not married, security officials said yesterday.”

Syria; the Cradle of Contradictions

In Syria we are the result of a Maroni marriage of a Mediterranean cultures, our society can be described as anything except being one color community, or even two… we have the Muslims of all cults and factions (Sunni with at least 4 factions, Shiia, Alawites with at least 3 factions, Ismaili, Murchidis, Druze…), Christians are no exception when it comes to Syria, (Maronites, Jacobins, Nestorians, Protestant. Catholics, Romans…)

In my country, you can’t kill two people for walking in the street under Sharia law, unless of course you divided the state into cantons and separated communities, the same as the west did in Lebanon; or displace all the Christians and other Muslim minorities into other states, similar to the Iraqi case.
In my country; most of us still enjoy dancing, singing, gatherings, and discussing life matters of all kinds without killing each other or expiation each other.

So far; all attempts to transform Syria to another Iraq, or Libya or even Saudi Arabia have failed, and no matter how much the west sends Al Qaeda fighter to my country, apparently we will continue enjoying our life and I will keep holding my girlfriend’s hands in the streets, I will not be anyone but this Syrian Man who shares his life with Syrians no matter what gender or religion they are.

A few days ago, my friend passed by me asking me to go to a charity party, I answered, “we are mourning our fellow Syrian lives every day, and you are asking me for a party?!!!”
She smiled at me saying, “We will not die sad, and we will not be imprisoned by terror, I am going and you will be my date whither you like it or not”.

Frankly; I admit I was honored to be invited for this ballet party for kids, I had the opportunity to watch the beauty of Syrian boys and girls dancing, singing and laughing, reminding me that I am the citizen of a 7000 year old state who will never accept Wahhabism, or K.K.K or any other radical name to control my life.
This small party was just another example of true Syrians, Syrians who want to escape the fundamental killings, and the sectarian cleansing.

The kids were not only rich; they were middle class from different religious backgrounds, all coming to a Catholic Church to perform for the public.

I don’t know what the kids where thinking, But I know they were not trying to dazzle the Syrian administration, or to express their support to this political party or that militia’s fighter.
The kids were dancing like flying angels, I don’t know or maybe don’t care that local or international media isn’t covering them, because they are too busy raging wars and killings.

Those beautiful angels were dancing on a theater which belongs to the Catholic Patriarchate “Olive Church” in Damascus.

The church lies in the folds of the oldest inhabited city in the history of mankind.

You walk into the Church main gate, a big yard with beautiful view ahead of you; a smiley man is waiting, directing you to go the theater location.
Wide stairs, lead you to the second floor, too many people are going upstairs, a man with his wife laughing about their little kid’s nervousness, and how they tried to calm her down.
A veiled lady tells her friend how hard her daughter worked on the dress, a dress with a Syrian flag on it, she described the little girl’s passion for the colors of the Syrian flag.
While my friend and I were going upstairs, step by step, enjoying those small talks and smiles, every time we hear a father or a mother speaking about their child.

A few seconds passed, we are at the second floor, the theater was crowded, kids were training on the great Tchaikovsky music the “Swan lake”
The theater was living action, you wouldn’t be able to stop smiling, stop sensing the beauty of each corner, stop watching kids making mistake after mistake but they wouldn’t give up, they’d rise again and try again and again until they got it right.

For a moment I thought, this is how we all should be, perhaps I should bring the fighting parties here, and maybe, just maybe they can learn what it means to be a real human.
Two Hours passed by, the party was over; but that sense of beauty would never be over, nobody on earth can take from those kids their happiness.
The Saudis can keep sending their radical killers here, the west can keep threatening Syrians with sanctions but no one will ever be able to touch those kids’ spirit.

And as for me, those kids have taught me the meaning of being Syrian, the meaning of being human and the meaning of being God’s Children, believers name them the way you want my dear reader, that will not change the fact.

Posted 8th July 2012 by Maya Naser
via http://syriapolitics.blogspot.com/2012/07/syria-cradle-of-contradictions.html

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Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun:

I believe in the power of Love. Hatred is something I neither know nor believe in,
even for my enemies. I pray for them.
I am a messenger and do not ask to be rewarded by society,
I ask only that God be pleased with my work.
My brothers and sisters are not only those residing in Aleppo, but the seven billion
who live on Earth.
God is found not only in churches and mosques but in the hearts of all human beings.
Those who kill in the name of God, do not know God.

Father Dave interviews the Grand Mufti of Syria – Dr Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun (25 April 2015)

Father Dave: http://www.fatherdave.org

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1 Dec 2016, addressing Irish law makers in Dublin: Syria’s Grand Mufti Hassoun:

“When the events started in 2011 in Syria, an Arab Emir called me. He invited me to leave Syria and told me he had a castle for my family and me. I told him, I have to stay in Syria to be the bridge of peace between the opposition and the regime. I represent neither the opposition nor the regime. I represent the Syrian people and when the regime is against the people, I will be with the people against the regime. The response to my answer to this phone call was the assassination of my son five days later, while he stood near the door of his university. He had never held a gun nor a weapon.
Before burying my child, I stood before everyone and said I had forgiven everyone on condition they laid down their weapons. Their answer was that they didn’t need my forgiveness. This has caused me much pain. But what is more painful is that a year after I buried my child, the revolutionaries came and took him out of his grave and I don’t know where they put him. This is the revolution in Syria. If it were a revolution to reform the regime I would have been with them but it was a revolution to kill men.

I came from Syria to Ireland to tell you please do not listen to the media. Come to Syria to see what they have done to us. I have met some of those who were arrested from London, Australia, Belgium, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey. I met them in prison. I asked, Why did you come to Syria? They said: The Islamic centers in Europe called us to come and install an Islamic State in Syria and we gathered money. They trained us to fight in Turkey.”

Video from @handsoffsyria


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From speech to UN, 24 April 2015

Bashar al-Jaafari:

“I would like to submit to you the 2nd part of a book, the 1st part of which I introduced to you a few months ago, containing the names and photos of thousands of foreign fighters/terrorists who have been killed by the Syrian Army inside Syria. Thousands of names of terrorists who have come from various parts of the world including from all the member states of the Security Council with the exception of Angola and Venezuela. These are “moderate Syrian Opposition”.

Let us imagine that ISIL or al-Nusra Front or any other so-called free terrorist organisation stormed certain cities in the countries that call terrorist groups in Syria, “moderate armed opposition”. Let us imagine that these terrorists started wreaking havoc, killing and destroying these cities. What would the reaction of these countries be? How would they deal with such a situation? A “moderate” situation. Are they going to offer these [terrorists] bouquets of flowers​? … Will they be called American, British,Turkish or French “moderate opposition”? What an irony that these same states turn the world upside down whenever they discover a single terrorist on their own territories. They even use military force in the territories of other states, thousands of miles away from them, under the pretext of protecting their own national security against the threat of terrorism, but at the same time they deny us as Syrians our legitimate right and our duty to fight this very same terrorism that targets own people on our own land in within our own borders, and not in places thousands of miles away from us. To make it even worse the terrorists we target on our national territory, become suddenly in their eyes, innocent civilians exposed to what they call barrel bombs. In the same way the cross-border foreign terrorism, which has been condemned by a UNSC resolution, becomes miraculously the result of the Syrian crisis, not the cause of it.”

video with thanks via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OvTb0ZKzKc

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Syria’s representative to the UN, Bashar Al-Jaafari, 30 September 2014

“She (Amos) is either being misinformed or misinforming the Council members.
Let me give you some examples:
For instance she missed shedding any light on the scandal of poisonous vaccines that were smuggled outside the four official gates allowed to be used by the UN for humanitarian purposes in accordance with the resolution 2165. So these poisonous vaccines were smuggled into Syria by the terrorist groups through Turkish mediators, outside resolution 2165 and didn’t cross the border through official gates and Mrs. Amos failed to mention anything in this regard which led to the deaths of dozens of innocent Syrian children and the suffocation of hundreds of them. It seems, she who is in charge of the humanitarian situation in Syria, wasn’t aware of this vaccine scandal.
Although she is committed according to resolution 2165 to notify the Syrian government of the contents of this convoy of so-called humanitarian assistance in advance, she did not do that. The vaccines did not cross the official border gates and those who brought the vaccines into Syria were merely criminal thugs who wanted to replace the work of the government for propaganda and drawing money from the so-called donors. This is the first example.

The second example: She (Amos) said that the World Food Programme couldn’t reach the civilians in Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa for three months. She didn’t say why, as if nobody knows nowdays who is occupying Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa. Mrs Amos never heard of the presence of ISIS in Raqqa, she’s not aware of that. She doesn’t know that ISIS is occupying Deir Ez Zor and Raqqa. So she said that for the third month consecutively the World Food Programme was unable to deliver humanitarian assistance to these two cities but she didn’t say why because she doesn’t want to clarify how alarming the situation is in these two cities because of the presence of the terrorist armed groups not because the [Syrian] government is preventing this aid from reaching civilian population in these two Syrian cities. She was highly interested only in telling the council that in two months we will have no money, so please we need money. This is all she cares about. She needs money to continue what she calls humanitarian assistance operations.

She thanked the Turkish government and the Jordanian government and she didn’t thank the Syrian government who affords 75% of the humanitarian assistance in the country and who co-operates with the United Nations agencies for the delivery of humanitarian assistance. No, she doesn’t want to thank the Syrian government she would prefer to thank the Turkish government who allows the terrorists to cross our border from all over the world. By the way the Turkish president protested against resolution 2178. He was not comfortable with this resolution which would prevent the Turkish government from continuing to facilitate the movement of the terrorists of ISIS and others moving through our border with Turkey.

Another loophole in her briefing: she did not mention once the word Jabhat al-Nusra or al-Nusra Front. The Nusra Front doesn’t exist in Syria for Mrs Amos. She only spoke about ISIS without calling it a terrorist organisation. In her entire briefing, I didn’t hear the word terrorist.
For Amos, Jabhat al-Nusra, ISIS and all these terrorists coming from all over the world are Syrian opposition groups. The terrorists coming from Australia, from the United States and Britain, the terrorists coming from France, Indonesia, from Lithuania – these are Syrian opposition groups, not terrorist foreigners, they are Syrian Opposition groups for Mrs Amos. She is still insisting on misreading the reality of the facts taking place in Syria.

Finally for your kind information (and Amos didn’t mention it), in one month only, August till now, 1,878 mortar shells landed in the suburbs of Damascus and Aleppo. Mortar shells against civilian populated areas – these mortar shells have killed hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians. Again, Mrs Amos was not aware of these mortar shells. All she was aware of is, please give us money, to go ahead with this big program of humanitarian assistance including smuggling poisonous vaccines into Syria to kill Syrian children. Unfortunately I’m very sad to see that the Under-Secretary General has not yet realised her mistakes of assessment and is misleading the Security Council.”

(Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JS11wuGalM&feature=youtu.be&a)
Thanks to Nizar Abboud

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We’ve been told repeatedly by western media how Assad is killing his own people but in fact it’s western sponsored terrorists who are intentionally targeting civilians in Syria [a], while the Syrian army has tried to prevent civilian casualties [b]. Below, I’ve listed with images, (where possible), just some of the car bombings, suicide and mortar attacks on civilian areas in Syria by so-called “Syrian rebels”. Thousands of Syrians have been killed or maimed in these terrorist attacks and instead of condemning the attacks western media has helped justify these crimes by reporting that the bombings were in “pro-government” or “pro-Assad” areas, as if people who support the Syrian government deserve to be blown to pieces or injured.

Is this the freedom the west is bringing Syria, freedom to be blown up when going to church or to the mosque, or when filling your car with petrol or walking to school?

23 December 2011, Damascus’ upscale Kfar Sousa district., twin car bombing, 44 killed, 150 injured [1]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:17:26

6 January 2012, a suicide bomb exploded in the Al-Midan district of Damascus, 26 dead, 60 injured (Nusra Front claimed responsibility) [2]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:56:22

10 February 2012, 2 blasts outside security compounds in Aleppo, car bomb, 28 dead, 175 injured (Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility) [3]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:01:15

3 March 2012, near the al-Masri roundabout in the center of Dara’a city, car bombing, +7 dead, 20 wounded [4]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:13:21

17 March 2012, central Damascus, twin car bombings, 27 dead, 140 wounded (Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility) [5]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:07:36

18 March 2012, Aleppo (residential area), 2 dead, 30 wounded [6]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:19:52

27 April 2012, suicide bombing near the mosque of “Zein Al-Abideen”, 9 dead, 20 wounded, (Jabhat Al Nusra claims Responsibility) [7]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:37:07

30 April 2012, near a military compound and a hotel in Idlib, 9 dead, 100 wounded [8]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 17:45:36

5 May 2012, Aleppo, car bombing at a carwash in the Al Sukari neighborhood, 5 dead 20 wounded [9]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 19:32:18

10 May 2012, outside a military intelligence compound in Damascus, 55 dead, 400 wounded [10]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:30:10

11 May 2012, Damascus, 50 dead , 100 injured, (Nusra Front claim responsibility) [11]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:24:07

19 May 2012, Ghazi Ayyash neighborhood of Deir Ezzor, suicide car bombing, 10 dead [12]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:07:55

27 June 2012, Al-Ikhbariya TV station, Drousha, south of Damascus, 7 dead
(Nusra Front claim resposibility) [13]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 11:53:09

10 September 2012, Aleppo, car bombing near the city sports stadium, 17 dead (FSA claimed responsibility) [14]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:33:33

3 October 2012, Saadallah Al-Jabiri Square, Aleppo, car bombing, 40 dead, 90 wounded [15]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 18:25:52

7 October 2012, Aleppo, car bombing, 17 dead, 40 wounded [16]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 22:21:24

21 October 2012, Bab Touma, Damascus, car bombing, 10 dead, 15 wounded. “The bomb exploded as people were moving to go to Churches for Sunday mass.” [17]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:30:35

24 October 2012, Daf al-Shouk, Damascus, car bombing, 6 dead, 20 injured [18]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 21:39:57

26 October 2012, residential area of Damascus, car bombing, 8 dead, 30 wounded [19]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 11:47:34

27 October 2012, car bomb in front of the Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Raqqah, two deaths and injuring a woman, all civilians [20]
Screenshot from 2014-04-28 13:06:35

29 October 2012, outskirts of Damascus, car bombing, 15 dead [21]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 19:46:49

4 November 2012, near the Dama Rose hotel, Damascus, car bombing, 1 dead, 12 injured [22]
Screenshot from 2014-04-28 14:30:31

28 November 2012, eastern neighborhood of Jaramana, Damascus, 2 car bombs, 34 dead [23]
Screenshot from 2014-04-28 14:26:23

2 December 2012, Hamra district, Homs, car bombing, 15 dead, 24 wounded [24]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:17:01

4 December 2012, mortar attack by Syrian rebels on a school near Damascus killed nine students and their teacher, 20 injured [25]
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 12:56:19

11 December 2012, bomb attacks in village of Aqrab, Hama, 125 mainly Alawite civilians wounded or killed [26]

12 December 2012, near Syrian Interior Ministry, Damascus, car bombing, 5 dead (Nusra Front claimed responsibility) [27]
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 13:28:04

3 January 2013, Damascus’Barzeh al-Balad district at a petrol station, car bombing, 15 dead, 46 injured [28]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 20:12:40

15 January 2013, “blasts hit city squares, killing civilians” in Idlib, car bombings, 20 dead [29]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:49:55

15 January 2013, Aleppo University bombing, 87 dead, 150 wounded [30]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 19:34:00

21 January 2013, Hama, car bombing, +30 dead (Jabhat Al Nusra claims Responsibility) [31]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 19:15:36

6 February 2013, Palmyra, car bombing, 35 dead, 30 injured, [32]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 22:16:30

21 February 2013, Damascus, car bombing, 53 dead, 200 wounded – “There were children among the casualties and injuries as the bomb hit near Ibn Al-Atheer school, and at a time students were leaving school” [33]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:47:19

15 March 2013, Aleppo, car bomb, 2 dead [34]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 12:39:10

21 March 2013, suicide bombing of the Iman Mosque in Damascus, 42 dead, 84 injured including Mohammed al-Buti, imam of the ancient Ummayyad Mosque [35]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:21:15

28 March 2013, rebel mortar bombs lands on the canteen of Damascus University’s College of Architecture, 15 dead, dozens wounded [36]
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 13:03:35

8 April, 2013, central Damascus, 25 dead 45 wounded (children killed) [37]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 19:40:28

29 April 2013, central Damascus, suicide explosion, 6 dead [38]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 11:59:17

30 April 2013, central Damascus district of Marjeh, car bombing, 13 dead [39]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:27:01

8 June 2013, Al-Adawiya neighborhood, Homs, killing at least eight people, including three women and a teen [40]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:35:14

11 June 2013, explosive devices blew off near Marjeh Square in central Damascus, 14 dead, 31 injured [41]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:38:55

16 June 2013, Damascus neighborhood that houses several embassies and a military airport, car bombing, 20 dead, 16 wounded [42]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 16:38:26

27 June 2013, A suicide bomb hit the central neighbourhood of Bab Touma in Damascus, a famous Christian quarter of the capital’s Old City, 4 dead, several wounded [43]

25 July 2013, Jaramana, Damascus, car bombing, 10 dead, dozens injured [44]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 22:27:12

7 August 2013, Jaramana, Siouf square, Damascus, car bombing, 18 dead, 56 injured [45]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:00:03

14 October 2013, Darkush, 27 dead, including three children, car bombing [46]
Screenshot from 2014-04-21 21:54:58

20 October 2013, Hama outskirts, car bombing, 47 dead, 20 wounded [47]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:34:41

4 November 2013, Homs, car bombing, 6 dead (including 3 children), 37 wounded [48]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:29:43

22 December 2013, Homs, car bombing, 20 dead – “a suicide terrorist detonated a booby-trapped truck outside the schools compound in the town while students were having classes. Most of the victims were students and teachers” [49]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:58:46

9 January 2014, Al Kafat, Hama, car bombing, 18 dead, 30 injured (most of them children, women and elderly people) [50]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:03:23

14 February 2014, Yadouda near a mosque, car bombing, 29 dead [51]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:17:11

6 March 2014, Homs Armenian district, car bombing, 10 dead, 15 injured [52]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:11:23

17 March 2014, Zahraa district Homs, car bombing, 6 dead, 20 wounded [53]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 22:23:59

27 March 2014, al-Arman neighborhood in Homs, car bomb. 1 dead, 11 wounded [54]
Screenshot from 2014-04-24 13:20:29

9 April 2014, Homs, car bombing, +25 dead and “scores” wounded [55]
Screenshot from 2014-04-17 21:35:38

15 April 2014, four mortar shells fired by militants landed near the schools of al-Ghassaniyeh and al-Rabei’eh al-Shamiyeh in al-Dekhaniyeh neighborhood in the countryside of Damascus, 2 dead [56]

15 April 2014, mortar shells also targeted an elementary school in Bab Touma neighborhood in Damascus, 2 dead, 60 injured [57]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 21:57:31

19 April 2014, Hama, car bomb targeted 4 trucks carrying humanitarian aid staff of the Syrian Red Crescent – 4 dead, 9 injured [58]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 15:00:36

19 April 2014, Homs, car bomb near Ka’ab al-Ahbar mosque, 14 dead, 50 injured, women and children among the dead [59]
Screenshot from 2014-04-20 15:08:37

20 April 2014, rebel mortars, Arnous Square in central Damascus, 4 dead 8 injured [60]

21 April 2014, rebel mortar fire,Bab Touma neighborhood &Dar al-Salam school and al-Salhiyeh neighborhood in Damascus, 7 dead, 20 injured [61]

25 April 2014, rebel mortar attack on civilians, 2 dead, 16 wounded [62]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 21:40:06

27 April 2014, mortar attacks by rebels in Aleppo, 21 dead, dozens wounded [63]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 21:34:09

29 April 2014, Homs, near the heavily-trafficked al-Abassiyeh intersection, car bombing, 40 dead, 116 injured [64]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 17:39:48

29 April 2014, Damascus, Badr-Eddin al-Hossni Institute for Islamic Sharia Sciences, 14 dead, 86 wounded (mostly students) [65]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 18:02:36

29 April 2014, a car bomb and a rocket attack in the city of Homs, 100 dead, scores injured [66]
Screenshot from 2014-04-29 22:05:43
Screenshot from 2014-04-30 13:58:26

1 May 2014, twin car bombings in Jibrin, a few km northeast of Hama city, and Hamairi, 18 dead including 11 kids, 50 wounded [67]
Screenshot from 2014-05-02 14:42:10

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In July 2011 the spokesman for the Libyan government, Dr. Moussa Ibrahim warned about the consequences of U.S. and NATO supporting al Qaeda in Libya. Neither the U.S. nor its allies listened and instead went on to support and arm al Qaeda in Syria; and now they are supporting neo-nazi fascists in Ukraine.

“The West needs to wake up, the United States of America need to wake up – the same organisation killing your children in Afghanistan and Iraq, they are the ones you are co-operating with in Benghazi…. The world needs to wake up, al Qaeda exists so powerfully from Mauritania up to the borders of Libya. Now they are very well established in the east part of the country, all they need is for the central government in Tripoli to collapse so they can link the crescent of terror together from Mauritania to Egypt and then to Syria and Iraq.

You can say the Libyans are trying to play the al Qaeda card but it’s being proven every day. We kill dozens of rebels every single day in all different fronts and yet they keep coming. No-one else goes to death in such a glorious way except al Qaeda. We kill a hundred of them, they keep coming. We kill another hundred, they still keep coming. No-one does this except al Qaeda because they believe they are martyrs and once they are killed they go to heaven. Other people, normal volunteers, the so-called “freedom fighters” don’t have this vigour, this determination, especially against their own people, their own tribes, their own countrymen. It’s only al Qaeda that goes beyond nationality, beyond language, beyond tribes and they believe in death and destruction for everyone that says no to them.

The world needs to wake up to this otherwise Europe and the states will pay a very heavy price.”
(video via WolkenZwemmer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLPpHrVxwTM )

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