Crying Suicide Bomber Doesn’t Want To Die

Tears of a suicide bomber – Twisted footage shows crying teen’s last moments

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A TWISTED video has emerged showing a crying teenage suicide bomber’s last moments before he blows himself up in an attack on a Syrian village.

boy cryingIG  Jafar is seen with tears down his face in the armoured vehicle

Jafar al-Tayyar, an Uzbek national, is seen emotionally hugging family and friends in a scene more akin to sending a child off to university for the first time.

A big difference is Jafar, who is not old enough yet to grow a beard, is wearing a bullet-proof vest and instead of getting into a Volkswagen Polo, he clambers into a giant explosive-packed armoured vehicle – with tears streaming down his face.

Before reluctantly heading off on his mission, another jihadi can be heard reassuring him, saying: “Jafar, my brother, don’t be afraid. When you are scared, remember Allah.”

Sobbing at the realisation of what he is about to do, Jafar said: “I’m just scared I won’t succeed.”

He then raises his right index finger in the air – a gesture used by jihadis which means “Allah is the highest”.

Moments later the film, which was meant to glorify him as a martyr, shows a massive mushroom cloud shooting into the air over the villages of Fua and Kafriyeh as other militants from the Uzbek-led Imam Bukhari Jamaat militant group – which fights alongside al Qaeda in Syria – attack the villages.

His suicide mission was a small part of a large attack last Friday when more than 200 rockets and seven other suicide bombers ‘martyred’ themselves against defences in Fua.

Following the assault led by Al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Nusra Front a ceasefire has now been declared.

boy cryingIG  Jafar is seen struggling to deal with the daunting task ahead

boy being huggedIG  Jafar is hugged by his family and other jihadis before setting off

The footage of Jafar comes as the Division 30 group of 70 rebels trained by the US military in Turkey recently returned to Syria to fight alongside anti-ISIS forces.

They said they are investigating reports of one of its members defecting and giving his weapons to Nusra.

In a post on Facebook this morning Division 30 said if allegations are true it will refer the defected officer to a military tribal on charges of treason.

So far they have not been able to contact him.

boy pinting upIG  Jafar points his finger up in support of Allah

smokeIG  The smoke after the suicide mission

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US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Never A Real Option

The director of the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought, Zafar Bangash, joined Radio Sputnik’s Brian Becker to discuss the current situation in troubled Afghanistan, as reports suggest that the Taliban have become more active across the nation, following the 2001 US invasion.

According to Bangash, the governing body of Afghanistan is on the verge of breakdown, as a 2014 coalition, formed after US-brokered elections is about to crumble due to a bitter struggle between President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah.

“It is an American arrangement, resulting in that they created a donkey with two heads,” Bangash said of the US-brokered political climate in Afghanistan, in an interview with Loud & Clear. “You can’t have a donkey that has a head on its actual place, and a head on its tail place, and expect this animal to make progress.”

The swift and apparently successful 2001 US military invasion into the country is now stuck in a quagmire, Bangash said, offering that Washington disregarded two key problems.The first, and seemingly the most obvious, is that Afghans will never tolerate foreign occupation. In 2001, “the Taliban had no sufficient equipment like an air force to counter American intervention,” and they fled to countryside, creating the illusion of a US victory.

“[Afghans] will never accept foreign domination or occupation. If there are foreign fighters in the country, they will fight foreigners.”

 

The second issue is that Afghan society is “deeply divided,” appearing to be “a patchwork of tribes,” consisting of Pashtuns, Uzbeks and Hazara, among others. The “fact that tribes have to be accommodated in any political arrangement” makes it extremely difficult to form consensus.

A fragile balance of power was nearly brought into being in the country just before the 1978 coup. “The people [behind the coup] wanted to reform the country,” Bangash offered, but the culture is deeply conservative, and “when you try to impose [reforms], even if they are well-meaning, they are not going to succeed.”

“The US got deeply involved there in 1979,” he said, suggesting that “The US wanted revenge on the USSR for America’s humiliation in Vietnam. And they thought, it’s a good opportunity to settle scores. But the price of course was paid by the Afghan people.”In 2001, Washington used a pretext of human rights abuse, particularly that against women, to invade, he suggested.

“Why are Americans there? Are they there because of women’s education or girls’ rights? It would make much more sense if Americans turned their attention to Saudi Arabia,” where women are much more oppressed than in Afghanistan, he opined.

After having poured over $2 trillion into an arduous Afghanistan campaign for the last 15 years, Washington has not seen an improvement in the quality of life in the country, primarily because that was not the true objective of the US invasion.

“The root of the problem is that Afghanistan is extremely rich in natural resources,” Bangash said, adding, “There are estimates that say that the country contains $4 trillion worth of natural resources. The country is also very rich in cadmium, a metal that is widely used in modern technology like cellphones. That is really driving American policy.”

The constant military invasions and world policing by the US are driven by a military industrial complex that cannot leave any profitable stone unturned, he said, adding that corporate greed, whether in the hands of a weapons supplier or a commodities broker, will prevent any resolution of the crises.

“I do not see any American leader willing to withdraw from Afghanistan,” despite the loss of US lives, he said.

US Claims Dominion Over A Slice of Syrian Air Space

Pentagon: US ready to down Syrian, Russian jets

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The Pentagon has announced that the USA is ready to down Syrian and Russian planes that they claim threaten American advisers who by international law are illegally operating in northern Syria.

On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis claimed that US jets attempted to intercept Syrian planes to protect the American advisers operating illegally with Kurdish forces in Syria after Syrian government jets bombed areas of Hasakah when Kurdish police began an aggression against the National Defense Force.

On Monday, another Pentagon spokesman, Peter Cook, said, “We would continue to advise the Syrian regime to steer clear of those areas.”

“We are going to defend our people on the ground, and do what we need to defend them,” Cook told reporters.

He said, “it’s not a no-fly zone,” but added that “the Syrian regime would be wise to avoid areas where coalition forces have been operating.”

Cook is making demands for the Syrian government to not operate within its own sovereign airspace.

When pushed further about Russia, Cook made it clear that the US would make the same aggression against Russian jets who are operating legally with the Syrian government’s approval and coordination.

“If they threaten US forces, we always have the right to defend our forces,” Cook said.