Talk:Syrian Islamic Front

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I like that new habit of starting a discussion page before the article itself, good idea! Syrian Islamic Front is a relatively new coalition of several Islamist splinter groups of the "we-are-not-Al-Nusra" variety. Came across a translation of their "Charter" which was apparently posted to facebook on Jan 21, so here it is for future use. --CE (talk) 19:33, 1 February 2013 (UTC)

Aaron Lund siphons the SIF's various subgroups. --CE (talk) 15:35, 7 May 2013 (UTC)


For the record: This is not ISIS. This is an early 2013 fore-runner to what later that year became (and still is) the Islamic Front. --CE (talk) 18:07, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

2014 Links and Chit-Chat

U.S.: No intent to work with Syria [1] --Chingachgook (talk) 05:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Itar-Tass: Somali strikes rebels [2] --Chingachgook (talk) 15:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Does anybody remember, what is this 7 point peace plan for Syria? --Resup (talk) 21:18, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

I've never followed the details of the plans, like which has 7-points. Kofi Annan's had six, Brahimi's not sure, maybe 7? Kofi's was basically murdered in Taldou (Houla massacre) after the rebels took over, massacred 100+ civilians, and blamed it on Assad and Alawites down the road. I see the 7 points agreed to by the former G8 in June 2013. Where are you going with this? --Caustic Logic (talk) 22:45, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Not sure, was something big, than disappeared, so I guess I wonder what is the update since that time, I was not really following. --Resup (talk) 06:10, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
These plans have always failed before the first point: Get around one table. The external puppet "opposition" has always refused to even talk to the "regime", and the internal forces on the ground were not presentable. Then, after it worked for once in Geneva (was it the second or third try?) and it appeared that there still is no way of communication, with both sides talking to Brahimi and not each other, it wasn't tried again (I think the Ghouta incident happened shortly after). --CE (talk) 08:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

This looks like an update [3]--Resup (talk) 08:01, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

An update to the peace plans situation? I don't have time to read that all, so maybe I missed that part, but it seems to be a lamentation over a lack of a war plan by the US. For anyone wondering if they should click it, it's The Daily Beast with whiny insiders complaining that Obama was talked down again from starting a war with Syria. Disagreement is noted, the "cautious" side sounding lame as hell, the side favoring toughness given lots of space and sympathy. --Caustic Logic (talk) 09:10, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Kerry: John Kerry: The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition--Resup (talk) 13:36, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

(CNN) ISIS siege of Iraqi town over after U.S. airstrikes, aid drops (CNN) -- Iraqi security and volunteer forces have broken the siege of Amerli and have entered the town, retired Gen. Khaled al-Amerli, a resident of Amerli and member of its self-defense force, tells CNN. Iraqi state TV is also reporting that the siege has been broken. [4] --Resup (talk) 11:21, 31 August 2014 (UTC)