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khenon:

Emboldened ISIS Barbarically Slaughtering Christians In Iraq as Obama Plays Golf

The Christian genocide taking place in the Middle East currently has reached alarming levels. Last week, the jihadist terrorist group ISIS, which means the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – although it is unrecognized as a nation – took over Qaraqosh, the largest Christian town in Iraq, warning Christians to “leave, convert or die.” They are systematically beheading children. It is a part of an unprecedented, recent effort by the ISIS to extinguish Christians from northern Iraq. In 2003, there were about 1.5 million Christians in Iraq. After the Iraq War, that number dropped to as low as 200,000.

ISIS captured Mosul in June, so Christians there fled to Qaraqosh, population 50,000. ISIS warned Christians in Mosul to leave by July 19th. The houses of Christians in Mosul were painted with the letter “N,” meaning Nasare, the Muslim word for Christians, which comes from Nazareth, Jesus’s hometown. Their property was confiscated, including jewelry and wedding rings – sometimes chopping off their fingers to get them. Their churches were bombed, which has been caught on video. Catholic Online has compiled some of the more graphic photos of the barbaric, torturous executions. Many Christians were crucified due to the humiliation of Christ’s crucifixion. There are reportedly no Christians left in Mosul.

Within the past few months, ISIS has taken over Fallujah, Tikrit, and Tel Afar in northern Iraq. Composed of radical Sunni Muslims, ISIS is also terrorizing Shia and some Kurdish Muslims. Besides eradicating Christians, its goals include removing the Shia Muslim population. Next, it is going after certain Kurdish Muslims, marching toward Erbil, the Kurdish capital of Iraq.

"All I hear is silence,” says Father George, an Assyrian priest struggling to take care of 40 families that have registered at his church so far. “Where are the States? Where is the UN? Until now, they have done nothing!” This is all happening because the U.S. and others have backed away. If a Republican had been in the Oval Office instead of Obama, these killings would have been drastically halted.

Dick and Lynne Cheney wrote, “On a trip to the Middle East this spring, we heard a constant refrain in capitals from the Persian Gulf to Israel, ‘Can you please explain what your president is doing?’ ‘Why is he walking away?’ ‘Why is he so blithely sacrificing the hard fought gains you secured in Iraq?’ ‘Why is he abandoning your friends?’ ‘Why is he doing deals with your enemies?’”

Instead, in January, Obama joked about ISIS, analogizing it to a junior varsity basketball team. ISIS is considered the successor to al Qaeda, and it doesn’t appear to be any less bloodthirsty than al Qaeda. In fact, the opposite is true. Al Qaeda disavowed any ties with ISIS in February, citing its barbaric methods. As did al Qaeda, ISIS emerged from the Muslim Brotherhood. Its goal is to establish a totalitarian Islamic theocracy with sharia law, and remove all borders between Middle Eastern countries.

ISIS is very savvy with technology. Its social media capabilities have been described as “probably more sophisticated than [that of] most US companies.” It has more assets than any jihadist group in the world, with assets worth $2 billion. About three quarters of this was reportedly seized from capturing Mosul, much of it stolen from banks. Other income comes from extorting truck drivers and threatening to blow up businesses.

ISIS continues to capture and use weapons, including surface-to-air Stinger missiles, M198 Howitzers, DShK guns mounted on trucks, anti-aircraft guns, self-propelled guns and at least one Scud missile. In Mosul, it seized UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and nuclear materials.

Finally, on Thursday, Obama authorized air strikes. At the same time, he said U.S. combat troops would not return. “As commander in chief, I will not allow the United States to be drawn into fighting another war in Iraq,” Obama said. Fortunately, several countries, including France, are allowing asylum to fleeing Christians and non-Sunni Muslims.

So much for Obama claiming he ended the war in Iraq and took out al Qaeda’s bin Laden. You can win the war thanks to your predecessors’ aggressive approach, but lose everything later by disengaging and sending the terrorists mixed messages.

This is the beginning of the end for Christians in the Middle East. Christians know it; the Bible predicts things will get worse for Christians and Jews toward the end times, not better. Andrew White, Anglican Vicar in Baghdad, said: “It looks as if the end could be very near” for Christians in Iraq.

The fact that ISIS cannot get along with Shia and some Kurdish Muslims speaks volumes. Christians get along with hundreds, if not thousands, of different denominations today without killing each other by the thousands. Radical Islam is a drastic threat today to Christians, Jews and other less radical Muslims, and until it can be contained, the brutality is just going to increase.

Where is America in all of this? Has our own moral relativism deadened us to the difference between good and evil, so that we no longer distinguish between them, and no longer respond? As it says in Lamentations 1:12, “Is it nothing to you, all you that pass by?” When Obama blithely pulled out of Iraq, refusing to give aid to the Kurds (who are now providing refuge for the “least of these” Christians), and left everything in the hands of an unpopular, weak Prime Minister Malaki, he left the minority Christians with no protection. A few air strikes will have little effect on a threat this serious. ISIS has become emboldened, and has specifically said it intends to continue conquering. Who will it torture and murder next, U.S. embassies in the Middle East? Adjoining European countries, precipitating the next World War?

Let me talk about this. ISIS is doing this to about EVERYONE who doesn’t support them. The leader has literally declared himself the Caliph, which technically means, if you recognize him as such, Muslims MUST fight for him. It’s fucked up and, until recently, Maliki wasn’t doing anything about it. This is the same Maliki who the US ~supported~ as prime minister, continued to support as his public approval fell to basically 0, and insiders advised the president against it. It’s terrifying because I went to a talk with a Commandant of the Marines who was present during the removal of American troops and all he really has to say about it was, “We had so much hope.” And this isn’t just in Iraq.
Here’s a great article just to realize how huge they really are.

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5659239

Read it.

Reblog to signal boost

(Source: tekhel, via chroniclearia)

dyekon:

The rules and watchlist are on the blog itself (if you click the “Rules + Watchlist button at the top, the menu will drop down), but I will reiterate a few of the key ones:
Dyes will be given out as evenly as possible. See here for more information.
Please leave your IGN when requesting a dye or we cannot give you anything! If you realize you forgot it, please send an ask to us and let us know!
Please only choose up to 4 dyes!
This giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:00 PM EST. Dyes will be distributed shortly after.
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dyekon:

The rules and watchlist are on the blog itself (if you click the “Rules + Watchlist button at the top, the menu will drop down), but I will reiterate a few of the key ones:

  • Dyes will be given out as evenly as possible. See here for more information.
  • Please leave your IGN when requesting a dye or we cannot give you anything! If you realize you forgot it, please send an ask to us and let us know!
  • Please only choose up to 4 dyes!

This giveaway ends on Tuesday, August 26th at 6:00 PM EST. Dyes will be distributed shortly after.

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reblog because answer got screwed up. H5 please! IGN Dastron (please disregard my answer)

marksrecipes:

Unicorn Tear
240ml Mineral water2½/3g Agar flakes
a pinch of vanilla sugar
Add the water to a double boiler and sprinkle the agar flakes on top.Heat until boiling without stirring.Add the vanilla sugar.Stir occasionally, trying not to introduce too many bubbles for around 5/10 minutes, until the agar has completely dissolved.Pour into a half sphere mould and cool in the fridge to set.
The mochi is very delicate as less agar has been used, so it will fall apart easily. It will also begin to melt after 20 minutes or so at room temperature.
If done right, you’ll have a completely transparent half sphere of water that literally melts back into water in your mouth.

marksrecipes:

Unicorn Tear

240ml Mineral water
2½/3g Agar flakes

a pinch of vanilla sugar

Add the water to a double boiler and sprinkle the agar flakes on top.
Heat until boiling without stirring.
Add the vanilla sugar.
Stir occasionally, trying not to introduce too many bubbles for around 5/10 minutes, until the agar has completely dissolved.
Pour into a half sphere mould and cool in the fridge to set.

The mochi is very delicate as less agar has been used, so it will fall apart easily. It will also begin to melt after 20 minutes or so at room temperature.

If done right, you’ll have a completely transparent half sphere of water that literally melts back into water in your mouth.

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jonn-lock:

Another design based off of a famous bird of paradise.
http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/birds-of-paradise.jpg
Wanted to try out more cooler colors for this one. :3

jonn-lock:

Another design based off of a famous bird of paradise.

http://fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/birds-of-paradise.jpg

Wanted to try out more cooler colors for this one. :3

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videohall:

For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.

> Literal translation

Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”

Bird: “What’s wrong?”

Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”

Bird: “Okay, understood.”

Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]

Bird: “Okay, I understand!”

Owner: “Got it.”

> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.

That really is slightly off putting…

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fuckyeahpixivranking:

「-H.A!-」/「swd3e2」
pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:





I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.


BAHAHA yes!

pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:

I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

BAHAHA yes!

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chromamoo:

southpauz:

True story.

I just wanted a refill on my Sprite. 

That’s all I wanted.

and I would have done anything for it

This is kinda adorable.

Not just kinda

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mabilexicon:

At the end of “The Fourth Branch of the Mabinogion” Math’s grand nephew Lleu is betrayed by his wife Blodeuedd, and is attacked by the hunter Gronw. When Lleu is struck by Gronw’s spear he transforms into an eagle and flies away, and is later recovered by his uncle, Gwydion son of Don. When Lleu…

dyekon:

The rules and watchlist are on the blog itself (if you click the “Rules + Watchlist button at the top, the menu will drop down), but I will reiterate a few of the key ones:
Dyes will be given out as evenly as possible. See here for more information.
Please leave your IGN when requesting a dye or we cannot give you anything! If you realize you forgot it, please send an ask to us and let us know!
Please only choose up to 4 dyes!
If a dye in the giveaway is similar to one that you are watchlisted for, let us know and you will receive it.
This giveaway ends on Saturday, August 16th at 5:00 PM EST. Dyes will be distributed shortly after.
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dyekon:

The rules and watchlist are on the blog itself (if you click the “Rules + Watchlist button at the top, the menu will drop down), but I will reiterate a few of the key ones:

  • Dyes will be given out as evenly as possible. See here for more information.
  • Please leave your IGN when requesting a dye or we cannot give you anything! If you realize you forgot it, please send an ask to us and let us know!
  • Please only choose up to 4 dyes!
  • If a dye in the giveaway is similar to one that you are watchlisted for, let us know and you will receive it.

This giveaway ends on Saturday, August 16th at 5:00 PM EST. Dyes will be distributed shortly after.

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