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Syrian rebels surround Filipino UN peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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  • waykaonwaykaon Member PExer
    The Indian UNDOF Commander has career of a negotiator. I am not surprised he did a surrender and negotiate strategy in this incident.
  • Sorry sya, yung career ng mga pinoy soldiers involved dealings with muslim terrorists.

    Teka, muslim din ba yan commander o hindu?
  • __bahay_kubo____bahay_kubo__ Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    ^ Sikh yata si Iqbal Singha.
  • pongpagong123pongpagong123 snapping turtol PExer
    posible but i assumed that it was our boys who did the damage because the Syrian rebels claimed that three of them were killed during "shootout with UN peacekeepers". i dunno if there was a shootout involving the Irish and the Syrian rebels since the mission of the Irish was the extract trapped Filipino peacekeepers out of their stations. posible din na the Irish also encountered hostile fire pero hindi lang na-report sa media extensively unlike the incident involving our boys and Syrian rebels.

    i have read at least one account that when Al Qaeda's Toyota technical rammed the camp's gate, one rebel mounted on the back started firing the anti-aircraft gun but he was immediately killed with one headshot from our Filipino snipers.

    Our troops escaped at night when it was too cold for the rebels to maintain their vigil around the camp. the Irish troops helped in the escape. Assad's forces also provided mortar cover to prevent the rebels from reaching our troops

    Kudos to the Irish troops who covered our troops
  • MilliardoMilliardo Team Valor PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    That is why I have never seen anything good with the Syrian rebels; they're nothing other than Muslim extremists who will destroy Syria. As well, the atrocities they have done to Christians there in unimaginable. Taking out Assad would be a disaster--people must learn from the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, among others. Although their leaders were questionable in many aspects, they at least kept a semblance of stability in the region. With them gone, these nations have degenerated into warring tribes, and those taking power nothing more than Muslim extremists bent on forcing their brand of Islam on people.
  • pongpagong123pongpagong123 snapping turtol PExer
    How true is it that the philippine commander is being investigated by the UN for disobeying orders?

    He resigned in protest already. The Indian Commander was adamant that he gave the right order which he said was approved by the UN (mostly civilians lmao).

    From the UN commander's point of view: He was negotiating with the rebels for the release of the Fijian soldiers. The Filipino troops' refusal to surrender to the rebels endangered the lives of the fijian soldiers. Plus, its cowardice to leave the post (the camp from where the filipino troops escaped/evacuated) during time of delicate ceasefire.

    From the Filipino troops' point of view: The Indian commander is an idiot with no combat experience. The fijian troops were hostaged in the first place because the indian commander ordered them to surrender. Now he also wants the filipinos to surrender, thus giving the rebels 41 additional prisoners. And the Filipinos weren't cowards, they had to leave because the camp was alredy besieged and the UN commander wasn't even giving them aid. It was the Irish troops and Syrian forces that helped the Filipinos, the UN command did nothing.
  • pongpagong123pongpagong123 snapping turtol PExer
    Milliardo wrote: »
    That is why I have never seen anything good with the Syrian rebels; they're nothing other than Muslim extremists who will destroy Syria. As well, the atrocities they have done to Christians there in unimaginable. Taking out Assad would be a disaster--people must learn from the lessons of Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, among others. Although their leaders were questionable in many aspects, they at least kept a semblance of stability in the region. With them gone, these nations have degenerated into warring tribes, and those taking power nothing more than Muslim extremists bent on forcing their brand of Islam on people.

    exactly. People in the west romanticize the idea of Arab Spring and the prospect of bringing democracy to the middle east. they are naive. right now, the most that one can hope for in the middle east is for a stable secular dictatorship that will keep tribal and sectarian violence at bay and maintain a pluralistic society that protects minorities. That is what Assad represents. People forget that Syria under Assad is one of the most democratic and pluralistic societies in the region. With him gone, Syria would degenerate into factional warfare where the Non-Sunni Arab minorities are in danger of extermination.

    The middle east is not yet ready for democracy. We were fooled by the Western media in their coverage of the Arab Spring. They only interviewed english-speaking westernized activists (mostly from NGOs funded by Europe and the US) to give a semblance of liberal awakening in the Middle East. What they did not show us is that majority of protesters were hardcore rural Arab Islamists, bearded goat people, carrying AK47s in open street shouting jihad and shooting at police officers.

    The first casualty of the Syrian protests were not "peaceful" demonstrators but Syrian army personnel assassinated by Al Qaeda.
  • __bahay_kubo____bahay_kubo__ Member PEx Icon 🎖️🎖️🎖️
    Indian UNDOF commander says Filipino troops unprofessional
    by Iara Jolo
    4/09/2014 | 5:37


    “The non-professional actions of the Filipino troops have endangered the lives of the Fijian soldiers. They have defied orders at a time when we had negotiated a ceasefire with the rebels to ensure that all troops in the conflict area could exit,” UN Disengagement Observer Force Commander Lt. Gen. Iqbal Singh Singha told India Times.

    “The higher UN echelon as well as the Indian Army agrees with me that the decision was correct. It is an act of cowardice to desert posts especially when a delicate ceasefire was in place,” UNDOF commander said. “They broke the chain of command and UN orders.”

    “We had already moved 212 Filipinos to safety. There was only one post left with 40 soldiers and we were negotiating for them too and had secured a ceasefire for the night. Military action would have resulted in casualties on both sides and that would have also affected the fate of 45 Fijians abducted earlier,” he explained.

    On Philippine side, Philippine Military chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang said, “Under the Terms of Reference, it wasn’t mentioned there that we can be ordered to surrender our firearms.”

    “The UNDOF commander wanted to save the Fijians at the expense of Filipinos,” Catapang added. “I don’t think he (UNDOF commander) will [apologize]. There is actually no need to say sorry. What is needed is that he be investigated.”
  • IKARROSIKARROS Member PEx Expert 🎖️
    Filipino UNDOF exec's resignation done in protest, AFP confirms
    philstar.com
    Updated September 2, 2014 - 4:53pm


    MANILA, Philippines — The Filipino Chief of Staff of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) resigned in protest of his superior's order that could have endangered the lives of besieged Philippine peacekeepers at Golan Heights, the military said.

    Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesperson Maj. Gen. Domingo Tutaan Jr. confirmed Tuesday in a state report that Col. Ezra James Enriquez stepped down from his UNDOF post in disagreement with Commander Lt. Gen. Iqbal Singha's call for peacekeepers to surrender their arms to Syrian rebels in a standoff over the weekend.

    Enriquez filed an administrative leave Sunday until October, almost coinciding with the planned return home of the 331-strong Filipino contingent from the conflicted area.

    Tutaan said that Singha ordered the 75 trapped peacekeepers in Position 68 and 69 to give up their weapons and raise the white flag after they were surrounded by the al-Qaeda linked armed men.

    Singha's decision was deemed an attempt to have the 44 Fijian peacekeepers disarmed and captured by rebels freed.

    Tutaan said that Enriquez kept the Philippine military abreast of the situation of the trapped troops until 40 managed to escape from the rebels at nighttime Sunday.

    An Irish armored contingent, meanwhile, rescued the 35 Filipino peacekeepers in Position 69.

    The peacekeepers are now safely stationed at Camp Faouar and Camp Ziuoani, while others are in Position 80.

    Armed Forces Chief of Staff Gen. Gregorio Pio Catapang said, meanwhile, that President Aquino instructed the military to prepare a detailed report on the recent standoff in Golan Heights.

    ha ha ha biglang lumitaw si Pork Barrel King Pres DAPNoy ha. Mukhang gustong umepal.
  • spezspez Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    my only problem with this whole thing is that on the report i saw on ANC, wherein they were hyping the bravery of the soldiers, calling it "the Greatest Escape", etc.. they also focused on this handwritten report made by their commander there and they highlighted his words... "WE WILL DEFEND OUR POSITION... AT ALL COST."

    It makes for a gripping account... except that retreating under the cover of darkness doesnt exactly say they were "DEFENDING THEIR POSITION AT ALL COST"


    Dont get me wrong... Im glad they are all safe and sound, I dont have a problem with their decision, I would have been fine with the whole thing except the news report were hyping on that bit as if to show their steadfast resolve .. the news editor clearly didnt see that note and their actions were not in sync.

    Kumbaga sa movie (which some are already talking about), imagine yung trailer na napanood mo may bumitaw ng linya na yun (pasigaw pa with feelings) getting you all pumped up, tapos yung pinanood mo ang movie you were expecting a battle to the death ala Rambo or Expendables (imagine mo rin nga pala sa trailer mga sundalo natin nag raratrat ng mga machine guns tapos may slow mo walk pa side by side with explosions in the background) e tapos sa movie pala e umatras pala sila.. di ba mali ang trailer??

    Now I have no problem with the "Escape" pero ang dating namn ng trailer nito e dapat parang Prison Break or mga Heist movie like Oceans 11/12 :)
  • gotta lick itgotta lick it Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ Sikh yata si Iqbal Singha.

    message to the dufus UNDOF commander,





    ..... battle harden AFP soldiers will never trust the word of a muslim terrorist. they have seen how muslims treat hotages and POWs in mindanao.
  • wireheadwirehead Member PExer
    stereotypical indian. pa-bida effect, hugas kamay, laglagan and baliktaran blues. add pathological liar to the mix. kung sinunod ng ph troops ang gusto nya at pumalpak, ilalaglag din nya yang mga yan and pass the blame to the pinoy troops like what he's doing now.

    say what you may against pinoys, but indian corruption is worse by at least tenfold. edi puro indian na lang lahat ang ilagay sa mga peacekeeping mission and let's see how they do. they like to cover things up though. it's a shame really, these are the very people who have contributed a lot to human civilization.

    perhaps we should stop sending peacekeepers to the un, but i heard it pays well.
  • OGAGMODTODIOGAGMODTODI Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    The Indian UNDOF Commander has career of a negotiator. He is really good when it comes to negotiating the right price for Mosquito nets, bed sheets, towels, mobile phones, umbrellas and other things you will in Divisoria.
  • OGAGMODTODIOGAGMODTODI Member PEx Rookie ⭐
    Yung mga Fijians pala lasing kasi may Birthdayparty sa barracks nila kaya hindi nakalaban. http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2014/09/intel-fiji-soldiers-partying-night.html?showComment=1409746652904
  • Phil E. BusterPhil E. Buster Member PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Next time, Filipino Peacekeepers should bring pig's blood and pig's body parts with them. And maybe paint ball guns with paint balls filled with pig's blood instead of paint. Also, Pinoy volunteers should learn how to use drones, so they can fly drones carrying pig's feet inot the ISIL camps!
    All countries threatened by the ISIL should start raising large number of pigs and run those pigs towards the ISIL invaders! Lets' see how fast the ISIL will disband!

    Better yet let fighter planes drop hundreds of pigs into ISIL occupied areas in Iraq and Syria. ISIL would be evacuating those places faster that they can say Caliphate! :rotflmao:
    Do not discount unconventional weapons in this unconventional war!
  • He resigned in protest already. The Indian Commander was adamant that he gave the right order which he said was approved by the UN (mostly civilians lmao).

    From the UN commander's point of view: He was negotiating with the rebels for the release of the Fijian soldiers. The Filipino troops' refusal to surrender to the rebels endangered the lives of the fijian soldiers. Plus, its cowardice to leave the post (the camp from where the filipino troops escaped/evacuated) during time of delicate ceasefire.

    From the Filipino troops' point of view: The Indian commander is an idiot with no combat experience. The fijian troops were hostaged in the first place because the indian commander ordered them to surrender. Now he also wants the filipinos to surrender, thus giving the rebels 41 additional prisoners. And the Filipinos weren't cowards, they had to leave because the camp was alredy besieged and the UN commander wasn't even giving them aid. It was the Irish troops and Syrian forces that helped the Filipinos, the UN command did nothing.

    Thanks! I don't know he thinks it's cowardice to stay at your post without weapons. I don't know why his trust is so high on the rebels "word". Hamas has had 11 ceasefires and all were broken by Hamas. And the rebels are happy to die while the soldiers want to live. They shouldn't be trusted.
  • exactly. People in the west romanticize the idea of Arab Spring and the prospect of bringing democracy to the middle east. they are naive. right now, the most that one can hope for in the middle east is for a stable secular dictatorship that will keep tribal and sectarian violence at bay and maintain a pluralistic society that protects minorities. That is what Assad represents. People forget that Syria under Assad is one of the most democratic and pluralistic societies in the region. With him gone, Syria would degenerate into factional warfare where the Non-Sunni Arab minorities are in danger of extermination.

    The middle east is not yet ready for democracy. We were fooled by the Western media in their coverage of the Arab Spring. They only interviewed english-speaking westernized activists (mostly from NGOs funded by Europe and the US) to give a semblance of liberal awakening in the Middle East. What they did not show us is that majority of protesters were hardcore rural Arab Islamists, bearded goat people, carrying AK47s in open street shouting jihad and shooting at police officers.

    The first casualty of the Syrian protests were not "peaceful" demonstrators but Syrian army personnel assassinated by Al Qaeda.

    I'm fine with Assad. As long as he's not threatening other countries, we should leave him alone and govern Syria as how he sees fit.
  • GaylordGaylord Member PExer
    Magagalit talaga si Iqbal Singh Singha kasi sayang ang commission niya sa ransom money :lol:
  • KamenRaidaKamenRaida Tagapagligtas ng Naapi PExer
    Exclusive: U.S. sending Free Syrian Army 200,000 halal MREs
    BY Josh Rogin
    MARCH 14, 2013 - 02:04 PM

    mre222_0.jpg

    The U.S. government is airlifting 200,000 Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) to the Free Syrian Army, although they will expire by June, The Cable has confirmed.


    At a briefing for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on March 7, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman and Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford told lawmakers that the U.S. government would provide the MREs to elements of the Free Syrian Army within the coming weeks. The officials also said that these MREs were set to expire in June of this year and that they had some concerns that the FSA was not in a position to receive and process the distribution of these MREs competently.

    "We will closely monitor the expiration dates so that all MREs are delivered with ample time for them to be consumed before they expire, and the FSA will also be trained to use them before they expire," a senior administration official said.

    The U.S. government is confident the MREs will be eaten before they go bad.

    "Given the extreme needs, the expectation is that each tranche of MREs shipped will be consumed within a month of delivery either by the FSA themselves or the FSA will distribute them to civilians in need," the official told The Cable.

    The official declined to comment on why the MREs being sent to the FSA are so close to their expiration date or where they were being sent from. The official did say all the MREs will be halal-compliant.

    The food aid marks the largest instance of direct American support to the fighting rebels in Syria since the revolution began on March 15, 2011, exactly two years ago Friday. The State Department has announced a total of $115 million in humanitarian support for the Syrian opposition, $60 million of which Secretary of State John Kerry unveiled in Rome earlier this month.

    But State has refused to say how much money is being spent on aid to the FSA other than to say that assistance is coming from Defense Department accounts that are being drawn down.

    According to the website MRE Info, the shelf life of an MRE is between 12 and 60 months, depending on the temperature at which it is stored. Individual MRE menu items may also have different shelf lives. For example, MRE applesauce packets stored at 40 degrees Fahrenheit are fine after 36 months, but don't look so appetizing if stored at 80 degrees or more.

    AFP/Getty Images

    source: http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/03/14/us_sending_free_syrian_army_200000_halal_mres
  • KamenRaidaKamenRaida Tagapagligtas ng Naapi PExer
    i have read at least one account that when Al Qaeda's Toyota technical rammed the camp's gate, one rebel mounted on the back started firing the anti-aircraft gun but he was immediately killed with one headshot from our Filipino snipers.

    Our troops escaped at night when it was too cold for the rebels to maintain their vigil around the camp. the Irish troops helped in the escape. Assad's forces also provided mortar cover to prevent the rebels from reaching our troops

    Kudos to the Irish troops who covered our troops

    sino ba nag suplay sa kanila ng mga Toyota Hilux na yan?

    ISIS Enjoys New Toyota Trucks – Courtesy Of The USA

    http://www.truthandaction.org/isis-enjoys-new-toyota-trucks-courtesy-usa/

    http://www.tacomahq.com/3402/syrian-rebels-toyota-hilux-pickups/

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