Monday, 28 March 2016
Why is David Cameron So Silent on the Recapture of Palmyra from the Clutches of ’ISIS’?
The biggest military defeat that “ISIS” has suffered in more than two years. The recapture of Palmyra, the Roman city of the Empress Zenobia. And we are silent. Yes, folks, the bad guys won, didn’t they? Otherwise, we would all be celebrating, wouldn’t we?
Less than a week after the lost souls of the ‘Islamic Caliphate’ destroyed the lives of more than 30 innocent human beings in Brussels, we should – should we not? – have been clapping our hands at the most crushing military reverse in the history of “ISIS”. But no. As the black masters of execution fled Palmyra this weekend, Messers Obama and Cameron were as silent as the grave to which “ISIS” have dispatched so many of their victims. He who lowered our national flag in honor of the head-chopping king of Arabia [I’m talking about Dave, of course] said not a word.
As my long-dead colleague on the Sunday Express, John Gordon, used to say, makes you sit up a bit, doesn’t it? Here are the Syrian army, backed, of course, by Vladimir Putin’s Russkies, chucking the clowns of “ISIS” out of town, and we daren’t utter a single word to say well done.
When Palmyra fell last year, we predicted the fall of Bashar al-Assad. We ignored, were silent on, the Syrian army’s big question: why, if the Americans hated Isis so much, didn’t they bomb the suicide convoys that broke through the Syrian army’s front lines? Why didn’t they attack “ISIS”?
“If the Americans wanted to destroy “ISIS”, why didn’t they bomb them when they saw them?” a Syrian army general asked me, after his soldiers’ defeat, his son had been killed defending Homs. His men had been captured and head-chopped in the Roman ruins. The Syrian official in charge of the Roman ruins [of which we cared so much, remember?] was himself beheaded. “ISIS” even put his spectacles back on top of his decapitated head, for fun. And we were silent then.
Putin noticed this, and talked about it, and accurately predicted the retaking of Palmyra. His aircraft attacked “ISIS”- as US planes did not – in advance of the Syrian army’s conquest. I could not help but smile when I read that the US command claimed two air strikes against “ISIS” around Palmyra in the days leading up to its recapture by the regime. That really did tell you all you needed to know about the American “war on terror”. They wanted to destroy “ISIS”, but not that much.
So in the end, it was the Syrian army and its Hizbullah chums from Lebanon and the Iranians and the Russians who drove the Isis murderers out of Palmyra, and who may – heavens preserve us from such a success – even storm the “ISIS” Syrian ‘capital’ of Raqqa. I have written many times that the Syrian army will decide the future of Syria. If they grab back Raqqa – and Deir el-Zour, where the Nusra front destroyed the church of the Armenian genocide and threw the bones of the long-dead 1915 Christian victims into the streets – I promise you we will be silent again.
Aren’t we supposed to be destroying “ISIS”? Forget it. That’s Putin’s job. And Assad’s. Pray for peace, folks. That’s what it’s about, isn’t it? And Geneva. Where is that, exactly?
Source: The Independent, Edited by website team
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