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Offline Adela

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Onward Christian soldiers: US filmmaker, self-styled revolutionary trains faithful to fight ISIS

Just 12 miles north of the ISIS-controlled city of Mosul, an American filmmaker and self-styled revolutionary is running a boot camp for Christians willing and able to fight for their lives and faith against the murderous Islamic terror organization.

Matthew VanDyke, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who escaped a Libyan prison after going there to help overthrow Col. Muammar Qaddafi in 2011, is helping to train hundreds of long-persecuted Assyrian Christians in everything from firearms to close quarters combat. VanDyke, who founded the  security contracting firm company Sons of Liberty (SOLI), is working with an unnamed U.S. military veteran to get the Christian conscripts who range in age from 18 to 60 or older, ready to take on the ominous black clad army that lies dug in to Iraq's second-largest city just over the horizon. Earlier this week, the first battalion of the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) graduated from the boot camp.

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Fascinating. So how does a former "freelance journalist" whose preparation consisted of "several long, meditative motorcycle journeys" come by the wherewithal to train an Assyrian army?
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I'd tell you but you really have to figure that out by yourself, oh naive poet.
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