VIDEOS: Is ISIS finished?

Al Masdar news reports:

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – According to at least one ISIS member who very recently surrendered himself to pro-government forces, the terrorist group to which he belonged is “finished.”
This confession, captured by pro-government media, came about during a very brief and sombre conversation between a Hezbollah reporter and an elderly ISIS militant (who had surrendered earlier on) near the Zumrani crossing point in the western Qalamoun region of Syria.
In the footage below, the Hezbollah reporter holding the camera asks “why did you surrender?” In response, the ISIS fighter simply replies “because we’re finished.”
The video emerges at a time when some pro-government sources are reporting that over fifty (50) ISIS militants in western Qalamoun have surrendered themselves to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) amid an ongoing pro-government offensive against the terrorist group throughout the region.

See also Iran’s Press TV debate on the subject of the defeat of Daesh.

A ten year war of attrition. That is how long most high-ranking U-S army officials estimated it would take to liberate Mosul from Daesh terrorists. Three years after the terror group first declared its caliphate in the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul, the mosque has been liberated, and the city is on the verge of complete liberation. The Iraqi public distrusts the US claim of wanting to fight Daesh, and certainly its coalition’s successes have been marginal in comparison to the successes of Russia, Iran, Syria, and Iraq in defeating Daesh. In this edition of the debate with me, Waqar Rizvi, we discuss the coming defeat of Daesh in Mosul, its impact, and root causes of the terror group’s rise.

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The important lesson to remember is that ISIS is just one brand name. I have seen front organisations exposed as security service vehicles. They are ‘taken over’, then the same old boys and girls set up again with a new name.
If CIA, Mossad and mi6 want a new Muslim terrorist organisation, they will fund it and set it up.
The arms industry in the US will not tolerate world peace, after all….

Greg Bacon
Greg Bacon

ISIS or DAESH or al Nusra–or whatever they calling themselves now–won’t be defeated until the US/Israel/Saudi Arabia stop funding them, giving them weapons, USAF cover and transportation and political cover.


The Chump is due to give an announcement about US military involvement in Afghanistan. This may be cover for the US MIC redirecting its terrorists into Russia’s underbelly.


…and outsourcing the counter-insurgency effort to Erik Prince’s Frontier Services Group privateer death squads; with their own private air force; with Prince himself as ‘viceroy’ (?); … Ordo ab Chao … propose a privatized solution to escalate a manufactured crisis … 21st century entrepreneurial free market capitalism in action???
[… because the Blackwater murder and terror squads worked so well in Iraq.]

Arthur Cadbury
Arthur Cadbury

Your comment is correct – but you omit the Government of the United Kingdom as having also been complicit in this expeditionary mischief. ISIS may have claimed to have managed the recent spate of European attacks however, we cannot ignore the possibility that some of the ‘van attacks’ were perpetrated by Ultra Right Wing White Supremacist elements – Until NATO and the Western Alliance abandon a foreign trade policy based upon the economics of killing (or in the case of USA v DRNK the economics of extinction) then the apathetic masses can look forward to many further hours of ‘entertainment’ via all media sources. My request here is a tall order – first of all – educate those (aspiring for a career in the military) to the reality that even if they do eventually get home in one piece, they will probably be abandoned to their own fate thereafter – then vote all these administrative psychopaths out of office – remove them from any form of corporate activity – put an end to the culture of deregulation and outsourcing – and enlighten others to the dangers of adhering to erroneous doctrines (take your pick) that, either by commission or omission, provide sanction to the violation of the universal right to engage in peaceful co-existence rather than follow a gradual course towards mutual annihilation.

Norman Pilon

Let us hope . . .


ISIS, ISIL, Al-Qaeda, Shabaab, Boko Haram, etc. were all created and funded by the US to wage Western wars on those Muslim nation-states which could threaten Israel’s military dominance.
The US will keep them alive in some part of the world as long as it succeed in pro-Israel regime changes in the region.
American Jewish writer and radio talk-host Steve Lendman and British Jewish author Gilad Atzmon agree with my above conclusion.
Former Iranian president Hashemi Rafsanjani, and Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir have also accused Israel for giving birth to all these so-called “Islamic terrorist” organizations.


I fervently pray and hope it is so.

To Shay

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