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Famed Syria Crusader Castle Survives Fierce Battles


World  (tags: world, politics, violence, society, war, Syria )

Cal
- 175 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The army seized the medieval fortress on Thursday after fierce fighting in the nearby village of Al-Hosn in central Syria, routing rebels who had captured it in July 2011.



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John S. (303)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 5:05 am
Thankfully it stands, but I wished there was damage. Actually I just wish the fighting would stop.
 

Anne F. (17)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
Wars are destructive: of buildings, forests, meadows, and of people. We need to keep working towards deliberative democracy, not armed insurrection
 

Catherine G. (13)
Sunday March 23, 2014, 11:20 pm
Very interesting, thanks for posting
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:47 am
another ancient monument destroyed by man's insane appetite for war.
 

Stan B. (124)
Monday March 24, 2014, 2:25 am
Alfred. Make that Muslims' insane appetite for war.
 

Franck R. (51)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:24 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Rhonda B. (102)
Monday March 24, 2014, 4:31 am
Thank you Cal!
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Monday March 24, 2014, 1:42 pm
I wonder how they feel about crusaders? They only seem to want our help when they are needing to start more wars and extremism.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Monday March 24, 2014, 8:00 pm
Thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 25, 2014, 2:16 pm
Deliberative Democracy doesn't work for Zionists and corporate fascists..only blood pays the bill and moves the hill called oppression and corruption..they got it right..some of us are pansies.:) Will be eaten alive..martyrs to pacifism.:) No way ! Bullets and bombs have worked better than our pansies in parliament.:) Truth, shoot some sob in the ass a few times and he wants to talk..real bad.:) Lets talk this over comerade...pleeease...it hurts.... weee weee weee went the little bloody piggy :0) BLAMMO ! Pork dinner. :) roasted over a carpet bombing :) IED surprise..:) ya..no warriors not owned by the regimes :) crime org closest to resistance yet. :) Votes..worthless window dressings for the masses of believers in bs..hoodwinked and patriotic.:) gnight :)
 

Nancy C. (798)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 6:24 am
flagged spammer...ty Cal. world peace has taken on such a jaded connotation...
 

. (0)
Wednesday March 26, 2014, 7:51 pm
arigato
 

John Gregoire (255)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 5:17 am
Thanks for this. It's a wonder much of anything is left. Can't imagine destroying your own country instaed of resigning.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Saturday March 29, 2014, 7:16 am
tks for sharing;
 

Dayanna Hillier (21)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 12:51 pm
My heart aches.... jsut how long more will this archeological architecture stand whilst there is a senseless war still going on.
 

Elke H. (97)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 2:57 pm
Not only are they wiping out their own people, I don't know how any living thing survives, but they are robbing the world of their historic treasures.
 

Beth S. (326)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 7:26 pm
So much is destroyed that sits in the path of the onslaught of Islam.
 

Walter Firth (64)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 10:12 pm
Cal thankd for posting.At least it survived the ravages of war.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday March 30, 2014, 10:57 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Monday March 31, 2014, 1:57 am
Why can't we all try to get along?

If we would just help or ignore one another, we could easily make Earth a paradise.
 

Panchali Yapa (13)
Tuesday April 1, 2014, 11:53 am
Thank you
 
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