A Star on Rose Mountain

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kurd 018It is not easy being a Seer and Prophet.

My call to Rose Mountain began with my review of ex-wife’s Apocalyptic art, and my declaration that her ex, Thomas Pynchon, was not the champion of the hippie/beat movement. Thomas never had a clue what was going on in the Women’s Movement, and Mary Ann, took herself out of the picture.

In getting to know Kurdish men and women who have become my Facebook friends, I am astounded to discover  the Radical Ideas of the 60s are alive and well. Rena, Joan, and Mimi Baez look like the women fighters of the PKK. A month ago an apology from Rena, was felt, heard on a level I spend much time on. As an abused child, I do not want her to miss the Great Battle of Rose Mountain.

I had placed a Spartan helmet on her Aries head. To see these Kurdish women doing the Pyrrhic Dance that the Spartans adopted, was to be raised up to a paramount place in history, where only heroes and heroines may climb, to plant their brave banners.

For weeks I lamented at the sight of that black flag over Kobane after having a vision of the flag I designed for the Alliance, waving there. A day ago, that symbol of evil was struck, and a new flag did wave!

Come to Rose Mountain!

Jon the Nazarite

Kurdish fighters have launched an unlikely comeback against Islamic State terrorists besieging the Syrian town of Kobane, amid claims the resistance forces have now reclaimed swathes of the city.

Images this morning showed Kurdish YPG soldiers triumphantly raising their flag above Tel Shair hill in the west of the city, where ISIS’ own black jihadist flag had recently been flying. 

Assisted by sustained U.S. and Arab airstrikes, the massively outgunned Kurdish troops have managed to do what looking impossible only a week ago – force ISIS to abandon strategic locations in the west of Kobane and pin them back elsewhere in the city.

The news comes as the Kurdish forces aim to solidify their gains by rounding up hundreds of young men in the area around Kobane in order to press them into compulsory military service.

Meanwhile the U.S. has intensified airstrikes against ISIS targets in and around the city, carrying out 21 bombing raids over the last two days on vehicles and buildings in the terror group’s hands.

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Kurdish fighters have launched an unlikely comeback against Islamic State terrorists besieging the Syrian town of Kobane, amid claims the resistance forces have now reclaimed swathes of the city.

Images this morning showed Kurdish YPG soldiers triumphantly raising their flag above Tel Shair hill in the west of the city, where ISIS’ own black jihadist flag had recently been flying. 

Assisted by sustained U.S. and Arab airstrikes, the massively outgunned Kurdish troops have managed to do what looking impossible only a week ago – force ISIS to abandon strategic locations in the west of Kobane and pin them back elsewhere in the city.

The news comes as the Kurdish forces aim to solidify their gains by rounding up hundreds of young men in the area around Kobane in order to press them into compulsory military service.

Meanwhile the U.S. has intensified airstrikes against ISIS targets in and around the city, carrying out 21 bombing raids over the last two days on vehicles and buildings in the terror group’s hands.

It has now been revealed that ISIS is raping children who they kidnap. As one report says:

“The Islamic State’s litany of horrific crimes against the Yazidis in Iraq only keeps growing,” Fred Abrahams, an Human Rights Watch (HRW) special adviser, said in a news release about the report.

“We heard shocking stories of forced religious conversions, forced marriage, and even sexual assault and slavery — and some of the victims were children,” Abrahams said.

On Sunday ISIL appeared for the first time to admit to such practices, attempting to rationalize them in the latest edition of a magazine the group publishes.

“We will conquer your Rome, break your crosses, and enslave your women,” read an article in Dabiq magazine, attributed to ISIL spokesman Mohammed al-Adnani and addressing those who do not subscribe to the group’s interpretation of Islam.

“The enslaved Yazidi families are now sold by the Islamic State soldiers,” another Dabiq article read. “The Yazidi women and children were then divided according to the Shariah [Islamic law] amongst the fighters of the Islamic State who participated in the Sinjar operations.”

The report also said ISIL fighters pried male children from the arms of their mothers, fathers and brothers, saying the boys would receive religious education and indoctrination, then recruitment into the group.

“They took the small boys from their mothers. If the mothers refused, they grabbed the children by force. They slapped protesting mothers, shot their guns in the air, and said, ‘We’ll kill you if you don’t [let your children go],’” the HRW report quoted a 15-year-old Yazidi girl as saying. She said she had escaped from a Palestinian ISIL fighter who purchased her for $1,000.

The U.N. Human Rights Office and the U.N. Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) said in in the report that forces from ISIL — a Sunni group — have committed gross human rights violations and violence of an “increasing sectarian nature” against groups including Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in a widening conflict that has forced 1.8 million Iraqis to flee their homes.

“These include attacks directly targeting civilians and civilian infrastructure, executions and other targeted killings of civilians, abductions, rape and other forms of sexual and physical violence perpetrated against women and children, forced recruitment of children, destruction or desecration of places of religious or cultural significance, wanton destruction and looting of property, and denial of fundamental freedoms,” the UNAMI report said.

Kurdish fighters have turned the tide against Islamic State militants in the battle for control of the Syrian border town of Kobane after two days of relentless bombardment by U.S. warplanes, Kurdish officials and activists said Wednesday.

By nightfall, the town’s Kurdish defenders had pushed the jihadists back more than four miles from the western edge of the town and were advancing into the eastern and southern neighborhoods of the city, said Ihsan Naasan, the deputy foreign minister of Kobane’s self-proclaimed government, speaking from the Kurdish-controlled town.

He claimed that Kurdish fighters with the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, now control 80 percent of the town, after losing more than half of it in heavy fighting over the previous days.kurd3 008 kurdf 006 kurdro 005 kurdro 007

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