Mission Impossible in Syria

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Mission Impossible in Syria

Postby Flash » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:14 am

Finally some good news from the Middle East.
The retired journalist and humanitarian Eric Margolis together with the Four Paws charity organized and paid for the rescue of the
five lions, two tigers, two Asian black bears, two hyenas and two Husky dogs.
from the decrepit Aleppo zoo.

Last week, a security team engaged by Four Paws International finally entered war-ravaged Aleppo which is besieged by feuding jihadist bands supported by competing outside powers that include al-Qaida and even Israel...

Risking their lives, the security team managed to get around the jihadists and then into the Aleppo zoo. Over two trips, the thirteen remaining animals were coaxed into cages, then lifted onto flatbed trucks. Then the convoy headed for the Turkish border. This was the second attempt. A previous one had been held at the border, then forced to turn back...

The daring rescue team had to negotiate with the bands of trigger-happy jihadists surrounding them. A team of well-armed ‘security consultants’ came in to guard the convoy escaping from Aleppo.

But the gate leading into Turkey was locked. Four Paws, with the help of Turkish volunteers, managed to talk the guards into opening it – yet another small miracle.

The animals were then driven for over 24 hours to an animal sanctuary near Bursa, south of Istanbul. There, one of the tigers, an imposing male that I named Sultan, went into cardiac arrest. Another wonderful veterinarian, Dr. Frank Goeritz, got into his cage and managed to bring him back to life, warning his aides ‘leave the gate open in case he wakes up.’ Sultan was saved.


The animals were then flown to Jordan to a wild life preserve. A {!#%@} miracle.

I don't know, maybe there still is a ray of hope for humanity.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/eric-margolis/miracle-in-syria/
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Re: Mission Impossible in Syria

Postby Phoenix76 » Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:56 am

Maybe that's all very nice for the animals, but for the people of Syria, it is still "Mission Impossible".

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Re: Mission Impossible in Syria

Postby Gord » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:39 am

Flash wrote:
five lions, two tigers, two Asian black bears, two hyenas and two Husky dogs.
from the decrepit Aleppo zoo.

Two Huskies? In a zoo?

I'm trying to imagine wild Huskies roaming the barrens wastes of Northern Canada....

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Re: Mission Impossible in Syria

Postby Gord » Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:49 am

Gord wrote:
Flash wrote:
five lions, two tigers, two Asian black bears, two hyenas and two Husky dogs.
from the decrepit Aleppo zoo.

Two Huskies? In a zoo?

I'm trying to imagine wild Huskies roaming the barrens wastes of Northern Canada....

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Ah! Found it! Here we go: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlb3X0p3VZM
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Re: Mission Impossible in Syria

Postby Flash » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:55 pm

Gord wrote:
Two Huskies? In a zoo?

Yeap, and probably a couple of chihuahuas and several cats.

In a place where all of the pets have been eaten the only survivors are in the zoo.
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Re: Mission Impossible in Syria

Postby Tom Palven » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:37 am

Flash wrote:Finally some good news from the Middle East.


There's also good news for the MIC that Afghanistan remains a cash cow:
https://www.rt.com/op-edge/400760-us-af ... -pentagon/
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Postby Gawdzilla Sama » Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:00 pm

"...never get involved in a land war in Asia."
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