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09 March 2015


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Charles I

Here's more detailed reporting of further advances, including a sidebar noting

"the response of the local Sunni population that seems to be no less frightened of the Shia militias than they are of ISIL.
There are already reports of ransacked and burnt houses in the newly "liberated" Sunni towns near Tikrit. And some Iraqi leaders have warned against demolishing mosques and houses, or torturing and killing people in the newly liberated areas from ISIL."


Ishmael Zechariah


You are welcome to them.
Ishmael Zechariah

Babak Makkinejad

Is that supposed to be funny or a rebuttal?

Why can't the governments leave Muslim women alone, why is what they wear so central to secular or religious governments?

When it comes to how women dress themselves in public, secular Turkish government and the religious one are not different - it is still an issue of control.

 Ishmael Zechariah


Take a good second look at the picture. You can take it as humor or rebuttal, or both.

On a more practical side folks dressed like that cannot perform a wide range of functions (like running or being around any machinery with moving parts), are security risks (they can have more explosives on them than a UDT on active mission; they cannot evacuate fast enough in case of emergency; it is not certain if they are male, female or androgynous), etc.

Ishmael Zechariah

Babak Makkinejad

You cannot be serious - hiding bombs inside the chador?

I respect other peoples' personal choices.

I guess I am not a Kemalist.

Ishmael Zechariah


I am quite serious-a chador is an ideal cover over lots of contraband. Ask any SF you might know. Does your Iranian combat rule book say otherwise?

Respecting those not worthy of respect is no virtue. Personally,I detest"liberals".

Ishmael Zechariah

Babak Makkinejad

Then you have something in common with the Islamists; they also detest liberals.


First, bombs for peace. Now, genocide for human rights. It would almost be funny except for the very real horrors involved on massive scale.

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