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Iraq crisis: My night on the mountain
of hell with dying Yazidi refugees

Telegraph U.K., by Jonathan Krohn

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Posted By:Drive, 8/12/2014 8:18:07 AM

The lights of their towns, controlled by jihadists, twinkle beneath them in the moonlight. The people of the mountain can see their towns and villages, and the headlights of the jihadi patrols snaking through the streets they have abandoned, and know they cannot return. Small campfires light up the side of the mountain, stretching towards the Syrian border just visible in the distance, where the Yazidis eke out their lives in a desperate search for sleep, food and water. Round the campfires a bedraggled spectacle of humanity sit making tea in empty bean cans torn in half, one of the few luxuries

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 8/12/2014 8:57:48 AM     (No. 9962710)

I couldn´t watch the video, the article is bad enough. We have to do all we can to help the kurds. We need to start carpet bombing ISIS staging areas in Syria. It looks a better way is needed to bring in food and water besides airdrops.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Pros7767, 8/12/2014 9:13:22 AM     (No. 9962738)

As Obama golfs and parties.

How tragic.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Clinger, 8/12/2014 9:14:42 AM     (No. 9962741)

It is rare in world history when a situation presents itself with such clarity. Often we step into complex situations with an insufficient appreciation for those complexities and get in way over our heads. Sometimes those complexities become irrelevant as a moment of clarity immerges.

Such was the case with WWII. Although I often challenge the simplistic view of a pure good vs. evil scenario and relate the complexities of WWI and their inexorable linkage to the latter, what happened to the Jews was one of rare points of clarity immerging out of the complex.

"We" thought we knew what we were doing supporting Syrian "insurgents", getting in way over our head. Regardless, what has developed is one of those rare clear calls which should strike at the core of our humanity. We send our young by the tens of thousands to die for far less clear causes yet now we sit on our hands.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/12/2014 12:00:07 PM     (No. 9963017)

Obama is suffering, too. The ocean is cold off Martha´s Vineyard.

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