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Raqqa and beyond our greatest battle will be peace (Syria)
Jerusalem Post ^ | June 5, 2017 22:24 | MACER GIFFORD

Posted on 06/05/2017 5:26:23 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

Its in the interest of the Israeli state to see a swift and peaceful end to the Syrian conflict.

The day of judgment for thousands of Islamic State (ISIS) fighters is coming.

Raqqa – the military capital of their fanatical state – is surrounded. All over northern Syria tens of thousands of Kurds, Arabs and Assyrians are mobilizing for the push into the city. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has grown enormously over the past year; the renewed commitment from the United States to provide weapons is transforming the only democratic and multi-ethnic force in Syria into the country’s most powerful military group.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: battle; peace; raqqa; syria
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This is written by a Brit YPG volunteer soldier who was in this in late 2014 not long after the Siege of Kobani.

This is a excerpt, please read this article. It is worth reading.

There will be an announcement tomorrow by the SDF leaders about the beginning of the battle for Raqqa, and the end of the Great Evil called ISIS's capital.

1 posted on 06/05/2017 5:26:23 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: BeauBo; Candor7; ColdOne; Navy Patriot; caww; huldah1776; dp0622

Syria Ping


2 posted on 06/05/2017 5:27:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Kurdish Air Force needs planes.


3 posted on 06/05/2017 5:30:06 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione."))))))
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To: bunkerhill7

There is no Kurdish Air Force. In Iraq or in Syria.

That is why peace is dependent on outside forces.


4 posted on 06/05/2017 5:49:23 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

The Kurds and their local allies are doing great against ISIS.

Hopefully, the new equipment and improved support will save Kurdish lives, while they root out this malignancy.


5 posted on 06/05/2017 6:03:26 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Texas Fossil

There will never be peace if islam is allowed to exist. Get a brain morans.


6 posted on 06/05/2017 6:14:24 PM PDT by soycd
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To: BeauBo

There is a significant portion of the forces to take Raqqa that are Arab. I am told it is a majority. We shall see.

I doubt they have the experience working with our special ops that the Kurds do.

I’m told the Kurd leadership was housed in same villa with our Spec Ops. If so, the bond is set in concrete.

I suspect it is so.


7 posted on 06/05/2017 6:20:12 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

Kurdish populations in Syria, Iraq, Iran. Turkey. The beginning of fully autonomous Kurdistan?


8 posted on 06/05/2017 6:24:59 PM PDT by MagillaX
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I’m for it. Lets see how it plays out.

I doubt Iran will be a part of it. They are in Iran, and how they are treated is a mixed thing. Some here say it is better than I perceive it. I still doubt anything good from the Mullahs.

Turkey under Erdogan? Not good at all. Getting worse as his power grows.

In Iraq, it is pretty good and I expect a vote for independence. They are predominantly Muslim in Iraq.

In Syria, Assad has treated them like 2nd class citizens. Kurds have dealt with him, but he has always had the upper hand. Now, Kurds have infected much of the country with a love of freedom after the slavery of ISIS animals.

Syrian Kurds are totally secular. And they mean it. There are far more other religions (including Christians) among Syrian Kurds than any of the rest of Kurds.

That which has been seen, cannot be unseen.


9 posted on 06/05/2017 6:37:04 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

I thought Israel supported ISIS? They want Assad gone. One time Obama/Clinton/Soros agree with Israel.


10 posted on 06/05/2017 6:43:05 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Texas Fossil

11 posted on 06/05/2017 6:52:39 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: Texas Fossil

I think a lot of the Arabs are newly trained recruits - I don’t anticipate that they will be as effective as the more experienced, and I don’t expect that they will be as effective as new Kurdish recruits.

That being said, I give them the respect that they are due for standing up and taking action against ISIS. They earn their place in the new order.


12 posted on 06/05/2017 7:10:53 PM PDT by BeauBo
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Unfortunately this is a political move to pacify (waste of time) Erdogan who fears Kurds running the place which is predominantly Arab.

But I think they have also turned into pretty good soldiers.

I doubt they are in the same catagory with the Kurds, 3 years is a long training period. And battle is brutal but effective teacher.

I totally admire them. But you know that already.

All I can think about today is the Siege of Kobani. That city name should be the battle cry tomorrow or when this does kick off. Remember Kobani.

I looked back at my Twitter timeline and was still choked up remembering how totally desperate those days were. 3 years is a long time, but my emotions concerning that are still plenty deep.

Having a clue about your background, I suspect you still have days like that from remembering your past.


13 posted on 06/05/2017 7:22:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: PghBaldy

Israel wants to survive.

They may have had relations with some of ISIS, but never “supported” them.

Obama, Clinton and Soros NEVER agreed with Israel. Not EVER.

Where did you get that idea?


14 posted on 06/05/2017 7:25:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: LibWhacker

The Brit’s story:

Twitter>> https://twitter.com/Hevallo/status/871827744686051328

Raqqa and beyond – our greatest battle will be peace

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Raqqa-and-beyond-our-greatest-battle-will-be-peace-494938


15 posted on 06/05/2017 7:26:38 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: LibWhacker

Sorry, how dumb of me.

I’m on that thread, but that was the Twitter link that I found it on.


16 posted on 06/05/2017 7:28:08 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil
Remember Kobani!

Remember Sinjar!

It is time to pay them back.


17 posted on 06/05/2017 7:37:51 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: BeauBo

ABSOLUTELY!

I feel it.


18 posted on 06/05/2017 7:41:05 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Texas Fossil

It was sarc


19 posted on 06/05/2017 7:44:46 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 ((("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione."))))))
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To: bunkerhill7

Sorry, I’m not good at that.


20 posted on 06/05/2017 7:49:28 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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