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Pentagon warns Syria’s Assad against attacking Kurdish forces
Arab News (from AFP) ^ | May 31, 2018 20:33

Posted on 05/31/2018 6:19:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil

Edited on 05/31/2018 6:25:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

Remarks came after Assad told Russian broadcaster RT he would not hesitate to use force to retake the third of the country held by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

The SDF, dominated by the militia of a self-proclaimed Kurdish autonomous administration, has air support from the US-led coalition against Daesh and backing from US and French special forces on the ground.


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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Syria
KEYWORDS: assad; kurds; pentagon; warns
It's time to play "lets make a deal".

Up to this point, Assad did not make serious offers. It cost 1,000+ live in Afrin. And as a result, reseeded Daesh (ISIS) in NW Syria.

1 posted on 05/31/2018 6:19:20 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: BeauBo; Candor7; ColdOne; Navy Patriot; caww; huldah1776; dp0622; Gene Eric; Freemeorkillme; ...
Syria Ping
2 posted on 05/31/2018 6:20:30 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 are the Medes!
https://hightimetoawake.com/the-kurds-are-the-medes/


3 posted on 05/31/2018 6:22:34 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yes, it is deal time. They US will stay just long enough to make a deal for a peaceful withdraw without throwing people under the bus.


4 posted on 05/31/2018 6:23:51 PM PDT by dila813 (Voting for Trump to Punish Trumpets!)
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To: stars & stripes forever

Revenge of the Kurds: Kurdistan’s Future in Bible Prophecy
http://blogs.christianpost.com/geopolitics-and-bible-prophecy/revenge-of-the-kurds-kurdistans-future-in-bible-prophecy-14247/


5 posted on 05/31/2018 6:24:48 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose GOD is the LORD. Psalm 33:12)
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To: Texas Fossil

By what right or law is America in Syria and why do they oppose the legitimate government of Syria to liberate its own land?


6 posted on 05/31/2018 6:26:46 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

“By what right or law is America in Syria and why do they oppose the legitimate government of Syria to liberate its own land?”

When did Congress authorize the invasion of Syria?

L


7 posted on 05/31/2018 6:29:01 PM PDT by Lurker (President Trump isn't our last chance. President Trump is THEIR last chance.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Assad trying to throw his weight around now..... said he has opened the door to ‘negotiations’ with the Kurds.

I think it’s because Irans pulling it’s military leaving him to fend for himself so he’s stepped up to the plate.

Wonder how Erdogan is going to respond if Assad does negotiate with the Kurds.


8 posted on 05/31/2018 6:35:34 PM PDT by caww
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To: 2banana

Too many gas attacks.


9 posted on 05/31/2018 6:36:35 PM PDT by caww
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To: Texas Fossil

Didn’t Trump always say “Why didn’t we keep the oil” well now our guys and allies Re in a position to keep the oil in eastern Syria and northern Iraq. Or at least the refineries in Syria. Smart move by Trump, doing what he said.


10 posted on 05/31/2018 6:41:38 PM PDT by pangaea6
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To: caww

is Iran pulling out because of attacks by Israel?


11 posted on 05/31/2018 6:49:20 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Kurdishian Forces”?


12 posted on 05/31/2018 7:40:39 PM PDT by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC ("Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt" - Pr. Herbert Hoover)
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To: Lurker

Obama and Clinton/Kerry mess that is now owned by this administration.


13 posted on 05/31/2018 7:43:05 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Texas Fossil

Turkey uses force on Kurds every day and has 15 times as many Kurds as Syria, but we’re not threatening Turkey.

Get out and protect America. Our war is here.


14 posted on 05/31/2018 8:21:18 PM PDT by Trumpisourlastchance
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To: CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC

SDF is mixture of Kurd, Assyrian and Arab forces.

Clearly, the most effective of the elements are the Kurds. All know this.


15 posted on 05/31/2018 9:30:09 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

This actually sounds a lot more conciliatory than many of Assad’s past statements - Talking about negotiating and living together as Syrians.

Assad is militarily weak right now, and unable to stop Turkey from annexing parts of Syria. If Iran gets out, or Israel gets in (both seem to grown more possible in the last month), he will be in a world of hurt. I imagine that cash flows from Iran are crashing all around Syria, and things are starting to break.

He may need a deal with the Kurds - so no need to sell cheap, if the customer has to buy.

The oil fields are a strong card, Tabqa Dam is a strong card, the US military support is a strong card (a Trump card), if they take the Abu Kamal Border Crossing, it will be a strong card, and the possibility to bring Gulf Arab reconstruction money in (or jihadi support out) is a strong card. The Kurds hold a lot of cards.


16 posted on 05/31/2018 9:31:25 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: caww

In the past Assad has negotiated with them.

He did not in Afrin.

He told them to surrender to the IRGC and the Quds forces, disarm and take allegamce to him. They refused the offer and Assad/Putin told Turkey to “go for it”

That lead to the fall of Afrin.


17 posted on 05/31/2018 9:36:13 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 funny.
The Kurds allied with NATO to oppose Syrian government, but whinge about Assad not preventing Turkey (a member of NATO) from attacking them.


18 posted on 05/31/2018 11:22:43 PM PDT by granada
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To: Texas Fossil

*** It’s time to play “lets make a deal”. ***

Misleading headline by AFP. Assad said he has begun negotiating with Kurds and prefers reuniting Syria peacefully. But if there are those who don’t want to negotiate, he will use force.


19 posted on 05/31/2018 11:43:45 PM PDT by sockmonkey (I am an America First, not Israel First FReeper.)
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To: sockmonkey

He did not negotiate before. They had meeting prior to Afrin (Efrin), but he only demanded. And his demands were refused.

I don’t think their refusal was a mistake. But it cost 1,000 lives. Horrible price, but slavery is also a very bad option.


20 posted on 06/02/2018 11:39:07 AM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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