By Walid Shoebat
Islamic State fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. The testimonies from the ground reveal how the whole war in Syria is the result of faulty policy by Obama since in Palmyra, the hundreds massacred were initially Free Syrian Army who finally decided to join forces with Bashar Al-Assad instead of the Caliphate minded Islamists who were supported by U.S. faulty policy.
This massacre now confirms what Shoebat.com has reported on the day Palmyra fell 3 days ago with now even more shocking testimonies emerged today showing systemiatic decapitations, bodies strewn across blood-filled streets in Palmyra, even whole families, medical and then government officials with their entire families – victims of ISIS unrelenting savagery as they stormed the ancient city.
After ISIS controlled Palmyra (biblical Tadmor) they began to look for ways to instill fear in the city. So they began their beheadings and prosecution of people under the fabricated charges against them without any evidence or proof. At the time, Syria was also bombarding the city from above, trying to destroy ISIS while the people complained “The knife of ISIS kill us on the ground while Assad’s air force is killing us from heaven above”.
Tadmor is also an Arabic word which means “destroy”. As Ramadi in Iraq means ashes, the names are prophetic in a way that Obama’s policies at Ramadi was turned into ashes as the city was literally turned into a heap of ruin, while Tadmor was turned into destruction.
ISIS began executing members of the Alshaitat clan whose origin is from the countryside of Deir al-Zour, most of whom were in the Free Syrian Army which was initially supported by Obama. These formed several battalions in the eastern region (rural Deir al-Zour and Abu Kamal fields), that ISIS controlled over these areas. What was Free Syrian Army, when it comes to Alshaitat, debunks Obama’s fight in Syria since now, this Free Syrian Army tribals has realized the myth, and joined Bashar’s forces instead.
And instead of being supported by Obama to fight ISIS, now hundreds from this tribe, were massacred by ISIS while others were forced to withdraw and take refuge in neighboring areas at Kalamoon.
Abu Jassim, one of the people of Palmyra said that: “Alshaitat were allowed to enter the city of Palmyra to protect it after signing a truce with the Assad regime following the mediation by senior ranks of the tribe. As soon as the clashes erupted between ISIS and the Syrian forces in Palmyra, the ill-equipped Alshaitat confronted ISIS and when ISIS won, they began to enjoy the destruction. They pursued Alshaitat including all individuals who were committed to their homes, and committed a collective massacre with mostly young people who were killed.”
He adds: “ISIS did not distinguish between civil or armed when it came to Alshaitat. Everyone one of them were killed, and they threw the bodies in the streets. Whoever escaped from this clan only managed to escape towards Damascus and Kalamoon by foot.”
In the process, ISIS killed five nurses from the hospital on charges they were employees with the ‘infidel regime’, and had treated the wounded of Bashar Al-Assad”.
He added: “Upon the entry of ISIS to the city, ISIS began to search for any excuse to kill people, after the killing of nurses, they killed a former employee of the government even though he was retired way before the start of the revolution.”
He added: “Following this incident, ISIS began throwing corpses in the streets as they used beheadings as a way to scare people, ISIS is still pursuing civilians and fabricating charges against them, I saw the body of the wife of Khaled al-Hariri dumped on the street because her husband was considered Shabih (being part of Bashar Al-Assad forces)”.
Palmyra is still called Tadmur/Tadmor today as in the Bible in which “Solomon went to Hamath-zobah and captured it. He built Tadmor in the wilderness and all the storage cities which he had built in Hamath. He also built upper Beth-horon and lower Beth-horon, fortified cities with walls, gates and bars …” (2 Chronicles 8:3-5)
As it seems today, what is needed in this war is another “Solomon to capture Palmyra,” for this Obama cannot hack it. Instead ISIS gets to hack the innocence while the guilty are set free to do their evil.