Fall of Palmyra

May 20 2015


Death among the ruins: a major battle was fought between the British and Ottoman empires in 1915 at Ctesiphon.

One Response to “Fall of Palmyra”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    Communism, Fascism, Islamism.

    The Americans used to personalise their enemies to a childish degree. They aren’t doing it with IS. Obsessing on al-Baghdadi would bring back too much of the Cheney/Blair/Bush rhetoric of twelve years ago and would remind them of the warning they were given that invading Iraq would produce a thousand bin Ladens. Iraq generated al-Baghdadi, the Sunni avenger. It is also because they are no longer much involved.

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