Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Fred 2012-12-17 00:00||
Front Page|| [526 views ]
File under: Govt of Syria
#1 150 out of 100 prisoners joined the rebels? Wow, that's one heck of a recruitment program they have there!
Posted by gromky 2012-12-17 00:28||
#2 Their decision was based upon Chicago style, secret ballots.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-12-17 10:55||
#3 I would imagine that they meant 250 captured, and 150 "galvanized".
If hunger's starting to be that big of a factor among guys with guns, the civilian starvation body-count could quickly eclipse that from violence up to this point. In the old days hunger and disease were the two big killers in war, with actual throat-slitting coming a fairly distant third.
#4 Alleppo sounds like one of the Marx brothers. Who are the rebels? Looks like the strong horses are islamists. Despite the differences between tribes and groups, they tend to unite against the infidels (us). I smell caliphate.
The pic looks like WWII Germany--possibly Berlin. The actions of the allies brought the war to an end. Today, you would probably have to clear such actions with an army of attorneys in Washington. It would be debated forever and then maybe never approved. Do hearts and minds campaigns ever really work?
Posted by JohnQC 2012-12-17 12:34||
#5 The pic looks like WWII Germany--possibly Berlin.
Fred labelled the photo "Magdeburg", JohnQC.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-12-17 13:53||
#6 Properties says Magdburg JQC, those were some righteously pissed off tank destroyers.
Posted by Shipman 2012-12-17 14:08||
#7 "Aleppo Sacked" -- what is 'a headline from any century since the 5th BC', Alex?
Posted by Rob Crawford 2012-12-17 15:13||
#8 Well, if the Infantry College got captured I guess it wasn't very good at teaching infantry...stuff.
Posted by tu3031 2012-12-17 16:37||