The slaughter of Palmyra’s citizens begins

Shocking images emerged today showing decapitated bodies strewn across blood-filled streets in Palmyra – victims of the Islamic State’s unrelenting savagery as they stormed the ancient city.

The terror group have now seized full control of the historic settlement, putting the world heritage site and its priceless 2,000-year-old artefacts at risk of destruction.

The jihadis have also captured the military air base, intelligence headquarters and its notorious prison, where hundreds of inmates have reportedly been liberated.

British-based monitoring group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), said ISIS now controlled half of all territory in the war-torn country.

  • moraywatson

    The concern for “world heritage sites” is nauseatingly misplaced.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      As long as they don’t touch that statue of Ozymandias, I’m okay.

  • David

    We show a callous lack of concern for the thousands of dead bodies strewn about. Maybe the destruction of old artifacts will wring out some decency in us.

    • I wonder what is behind that.

      It must go beyond the racism of lowered expectations.

      The Liberal left are afraid to link the mayhem to Islam, bodies are inconvenient but artifacts useful.

      If Islam is shown to be at fault then their position on Israel is threatened.

      At the heart of it, the Israeli – Palestine conflict is a religious war.

      If Islam is blamed for the mayhem now rampant throughout the ME and as such suffers in the public eye the MSM’s default position becomes untenable.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The “shocking” images are ISIS’s standard operating procedures. Palmyra is close enough to Lebanon to make Hezbollah nervous.

    • I bet it does.

    • Hard Little Machine

      Hezbollah will attack Israel to attempt to draw them in. What Israel should do is wipe the land clear of Hezbollah with a giant squeegee and let ISIS rape kill and eat the survivors until Lebanon and southern Syria looks like the moon. Then bomb ISIS on the northern border with Israel to the extent that those fuck monkeys babble about it for a thousand years. Seriously this shit is textbook definition of why neutron bombs were invented.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Cue the Canadians of Convenience to demand we rescue them.

  • In order to fully understand Islam, you must look at it as a complete system.

    And this is the end product of Islam – a dysfunction society, highlighted by murder, chaos, and misery.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Has HRW’s Ken Roth blamed the Jews yet? Fuck the Arabs all of them and don’t say you weren’t warned.