Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Explosions at Irreplaceable Palmyra Temple in Syria

The New York Times reports that the degree of harm from an enormous blast close to the antiquated Temple of Baal-Sheml in Syria's Palmyra is indistinct, yet it shows up the structure is as yet remaining in spite of an endeavor by the Islamic State gathering to explode it, a Syrian authority said Monday. 

Maamoun Abdulkarim, the leader of the Antiquities and Museums Department in Damascus, said there was clashing data in regards to the sanctuary, a standout amongst the most conspicuous structures in a sprawling Roman-time complex, on the grounds that observers are not able to approach the site. 

He said there was "without a doubt" an extensive blast that occurred close to the sanctuary, and that it gives the idea that at any rate some piece of despite everything it stands. "It is a gigantic sanctuary based on an extensive sanctum," he said. 

Activists, including a Palmyra inhabitant, said prior that an Islamic State bombarding widely harmed the 2,000-year old sanctuary Sunday. The occupant portrayed an enormous blast, including that he saw photos of the harm yet couldn't get close to the site. 

An Islamic State agent told The Associated Press over Skype on Monday that aggressors exploded explosives close to the sanctuary, without expounding on how quite a bit of it was harmed. He talked on state of secrecy on the grounds that individuals from the radical gathering are not permitted to address writers. 

Occupants in Palmyra told the authority Syrian state news office that IS aggressors demolished extensive parts of the sanctuary and booby caught different parts of it, communicating worry that they plan to wreck the rest soon. 

The IS gathering, which caught Palmyra from powers faithful to President Bashar Assad in May, annihilated the littler Temple of Baalshamin in the unpredictable a week ago and posted pictures of the obliteration days after the fact. 

Amr al-Azm, a previous Syrian artifacts official who now is an educator at Shawnee State University in Ohio, said he trusted a lot of explosives was utilized and the harm to the Temple of Bel was likely broad. In any case, he advised that data stays rare. 

"This is the most pulverizing act yet as I would like to think. It genuinely shows ISIS's capacity to act with exemption and the feebleness of the worldwide group to stop them," al-Azm said, utilizing an option acronym for the gathering. 

Abdulkarim said he was sitting tight for pictures to rise in the coming days to focus the degree of the harm. 

The sanctuary, going back to 32 AD, demonstrates an one of a kind converging of old Near Eastern and Greco-Roman structural planning. It is devoted to the Semitic god Bel and is viewed as a standout amongst the most essential religious structures of the first century. The sanctuary comprises of a focal place of worship inside of a colonnaded yard with a huge portal, and exists in a perplexing that has different vestiges, including an amphitheater and a few tombs. 

Palmyra was an imperative train city of the Roman Empire, connecting it to India, China, and Persia. Prior to the flare-up of Syria's contention in March 2011, the UNESCO site was one of the top vacation spots in the Middle East. 


El Deeb reported from Beirut

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Shocking News: 'A-Holes Now Found ALL OVER the World!' Not Just Where YOU Live!

Breaking News: 'A-Holes Now Found all over the World!' 

A study by the Regal Institute of Feetherbrain, in Beyonce Dakota, has shocked the world by revealing it's latest social studies findings:  There arree A-Holes Everywhere; Not Just in Particular Areas of the Planet.'

Doctor Libby Bibby of the Institute has said:
"Previously we knew there were A-Holes here and there, near and far, betwixt and between, but now we know for certain that they are found everywhere on the planet, from the North Pole to the South Pole and they are breeding more everyday. Soon the world could be filled with nothing else but A-Holes and there will be no way to stop them from filling positions of power in every country, not just in the United States and Russia as it now stands. "

A-Holes, as most people know, are a huge threat to life on this planet as they tend to be jerks, dummies and goof-offs, to name just a few of their other attributes. If the present trends hold, A-Holes will be dating your daughter, buying the house next door, teaching your kids at school and even filling the police ranks to a degree never before seen in history.

The study by the institute says it will continue watching this population explosion in A-Holes and recommend steps to combat their growth if possible.

Otherwise it could be nothing but A-Holes as far as your eye can see.  

May God, if He isn't one Himself, help us.

Voyeur Drone Over Naked Sunbather Causes Controversy in Vancouver

A Vancouver, Canada lady says her security was disregarded by an drone that drifted over while she sunbathed naked at home.