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  • Russia, Turkey will take joint control of territory held by Kurds in Syria

    10/22/2019 12:07:47 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/22/2019 | Zack Budryk
    Turkey and Russia will assume joint control of territory in Syria formerly held by Kurdish forces under an agreement between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin reached Tuesday, according to The New York Times. The agreement would reportedly force Kurdish forces to retreat another 20 miles from Syria’s northern border with Turkey. “The situation in the region is very tense — we understand that,” Putin said before the negotiations began, according to the Times. “I would like to express the hope that the level of Russian-Turkish relations that has been attained recently will play a role in resolving all...
  • Are we supposed to go to war against Turkey?

    10/21/2019 4:41:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 58 replies
    I see a lot of Republicans still complaining about President Trump pulling some of our troops out of harm's way in Turkey/Syria. Are we really supposed to go to war against Turkey? Will they vote for that?
  • U.S. Troops Leaving Syria Will Go to Western Iraq

    10/21/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2019 | Rick Moran
    The 700 U.S. troops formerly stationed in Syria and withdrawn by the president just prior to Turkey's invasion will go to western Iraq and conduct counter-ISIS operations from there, according to Defense Secretary Mark Esper.Despite Trump's promise to bring the troops home, they will simply be shifted several hundred miles west. While Esper is mum about their specific mission, the location will allow for continued support for allies fighting ISIS and counter-terrorism operations in Iraq.ABC News: His comments were the first to specifically lay out where American troops will go as they leave Syria and what the counter-IS fight...
  • On Syria, Trump is playing the lousy cards Obama dealt him

    10/20/2019 11:30:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Post Editorial Board
    Chaos and horrors followed President Trumps needlessly abrupt withdrawal of US forces from northern Syria, but much of the mess was baked in long before Trump ever took office. In other words, this president played the anti-ISIS hand that the last president had left him: An American exit was always in the cards, and all the players are falling into positions prompted by Obama-era US policy. Thus the Syrian Kurds have allied with bloody Bashar al-Assad in the face of the Turkish invasion. This is less strange when you realize that the Obama administration chose the Kurds as its anti-ISIS...
  • Romney takes shots at Trump over race, says hes abandoning Kurds in Syria

    10/20/2019 11:25:06 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 20 2019 | Frank Miles - Fox News
    Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, took a series of shots at President Trump in an interview that aired Sunday, saying that some of the presidents rhetoric appealed to racism and claiming that under his leadership, the US was abandoning allied Kurdish fighters in Syria. Romney, who said he wrote in his wife, Ann, when he voted in 2016, told Axios on HBO, The places where I would be most critical of the president would be in matters that were divisive, that appeared to be appealing to racism or misogyny, and those are the kinds of things I think that have been...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 10/20/2019

    10/20/2019 10:00:56 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/20/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Is an attempt underway to destabilize Lebanon? For the fourth day in a row protesters in the streets..... "We are at war against a powerful enemy, who is willing to use violence without any limits" The words of Chile's President Sebastian Pinera late tonight speaking tonight from army headquarters..... British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the votes to pass his "deal" on Brexit.... Tens of thousands marching in Hong Kong Sunday defying a ban on protests..... The protest continuing today in Spain's Catalonia region.... Election news Sunday. Bolivia's longtime left-wing president Evo Morales forced into...
  • As America Leaves Syria, Iran Isnt as Happy as You Think

    10/20/2019 4:12:58 PM PDT · by FreedomNotSafety · 27 replies
    WSJ ^ | October 20, 2019 | Ray Takeyh
    There are many sound arguments about why the U.S. should not have withdrawn its modest presence. But the notion that the pullout empowers Tehran is belied by its leaders expressions of anxiety. The Middle East rarely offers a respite to ambitious nations, even Iran.
  • Tucker Carlson: Outrage over Trump's Syria decision shows Washington's perverse priorities

    10/20/2019 3:32:51 PM PDT · by rintintin · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 18 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    Finally, some good news from Washington. That doesn't happen very often. Over the weekend, the Trump administration announced plans to withdraw the remaining American troops that are still stationed in Northern Syria. Of countless decisions Donald Trump has announced via Twitter, you'd think this would be the least controversial of all. There's no reason for Americans to remain in Syria. ISIS no longer controls the cities there. We have no plans to overthrow the Assad government either. So, there's no longer a mission, and yet Syria remains a dangerous place. Five Americans have been killed there just this year, and...
  • Syria pullout critic Sen. Lindsey Graham reverses stance, now says Trump's policy could succeed

    10/20/2019 12:42:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Japan Times ^ | October 20, 2019 | Reuters
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trumps decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed historic solutions were possible. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained. I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us for years if...
  • The Latest: Kurdish fighters pull out of Syrian border town

    10/20/2019 11:17:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | .October 20, 2019 | Associated Press
    AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) The Latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A spokesman for the main Kurdish-led group in Syria says their fighters have evacuated the northern town of Ras al-Ayn, saying they have no armed presence there anymore. Kino Gabriel of the Syrian Democratic Forces said Sunday's evacuation was part of the agreement to pause military operations with Turkey with American mediation. The withdrawal of Kurdish fighters from Ras al-Ayn would open the way for them to leave a broader swath of territory along the Syria-Turkey border, as part of an agreement reached...
  • Syria critic Lindsey Graham reverses stance, says Trump's policy could succeed

    10/20/2019 9:41:39 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    reuters ^ | October 20, 2019
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who has been one of the most vocal critics of President Donald Trumps decision to move U.S. troops out of northeastern Syria, said on Sunday he now believed historic solutions were possible. In an interview with Fox News Channel, Graham said a conversation he had with Trump over the weekend had fueled his optimism that a solution could be reached where the security of Turkey and the Kurds was guaranteed and fighters from Islamic State contained. I am increasingly optimistic that we can have some historic solutions in Syria that have eluded us...
  • "Trump didnt sell out the Kurds by pulling out of Syria"

    10/20/2019 6:25:54 AM PDT · by Sarcasm Factory · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 19 October 2019 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    The national media blasted President Trumps withdrawal of 50 US military advisors from the Syrian border with Turkey as a sellout, a betrayal and a huge strategic blunder.Lets be clear: None of them truly care about the Kurds. Otherwise, they would have been sending correspondents and camera crews to Rojava, as the Kurds call northern Syria, on a regular basis.[....]I have met with Kurdish political and military leaders in the region, including the PYD, the political arm of the Kurdish YPG militia. And while they were thrilled to have US backing in the fight against ISIS, none of them had...
  • VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies

    10/20/2019 12:19:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    NationalReview ^ | October 16, 2019 | By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Outrage met Donald Trumps supposedly rash decision to pull back U.S. troops from possible confrontational zones between our Kurdish friends in Syria and Recep Erdogans expeditionary forces. Turkey claims that it will punish the Syrian Kurds for a variety of supposed provocations, including aiding and abetting Kurdish terrorist separatists inside Turkey. But what they say they can so easily do and what they really can do inside Syria are, of course, two different things. ~~skip~~ Otherwise, our presence in the firing line could raise the specter that wed either refuse our Article V (collective defense) commitments to Turkey that Erdogan...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night Version Hard Truth About Syria And "The Kingdom Of Saudi Arapeia"

    10/19/2019 8:13:20 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    ....Pop music from the 1970's and I certainly listened to popular music but on the fringes like crossover songs on country radio, shortwave radio which I listened to a lot back then..... The mess in Syria that Donald Trump is helping to clean up by his decision making in recent days a scheme by the inside the beltway political elites, the European elites, the financial power of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Arabs. The jihadists Al Qaeda movement Bin Laden admirers and followers unleashed on Syria..... But lets remember that Republicans like Senator Rand Paul and Congressman Thomas Massie of...
  • America First or Kurdistan First Take Your Pick

    10/19/2019 7:13:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Nicholas Waddy
    Democrats, talking heads in the media, and even most establishment Republicans are united in their condemnation of President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the border area between Syrian Kurdistan and Turkey. Trump has betrayed a faithful ally, they say, destabilizing the region and emboldening dictators in Turkey, Syria, and Russia. How dare he?The fact is, however, that the conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C. is wrong. U.S. intervention is not a panacea that can fix any international problem, and the time has come for U.S. forces to leave Syria and let the Syrian people decide their own destiny.President Trump's...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/18/2019 Newsdump Friday

    10/18/2019 10:06:57 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    "This is about manslaughter, rape and more" The words of US Senator, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, speaking on the floor of the Senate Thursday. What information does the FBI have about the Saudi government's role in spiriting its citizens out of the United States to avoid criminal prosecution?..... The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed today that Boeing turned over documents it discovered "some months ago"..... The maker of Zantac recalling the product in the United States and Canada..... Johnson and Johnson recalling 33-thousand bottles of baby powder..... The State Department's internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use...
  • OPUS 181 TG! Trump is Strong on Syrian Exit

    10/18/2019 3:26:25 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | 10/18/19 | Steve Pieczenik
    Trump keeps his promises despite enormous pressure from warmongers! Syria can take care of the Kurds, Christians and me. Here is my rundown on situ:
  • Scarborough: Keep 'Stupid' Trump Fans 'Away from Blenders'

    10/18/2019 6:34:17 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 48 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has provided a stunning example of the contempt that he, and the liberal media at large, have for the millions of Americans who support President Trump. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough said people attending Trump rallies have a responsibility "to not be so stupid that they should be kept away from blenders." Scarborough went on to warn Trump supporters not to be "dumb" and "ignorant," saying they must educate themselves in order to see that Trump is lying to them. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Please Pray For the Turkeys

    10/18/2019 5:01:37 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-18-19 | MOTUS
    Erdogan had to prove that President Trump is not his daddy so there were skirmishes after the cease fire was announced. ABC released video:Most Democrats were elated because they perceive this as bad for Trump, temporarily forgetting about the Kurds they were so concerned about just a few short days ago. Of course there were some Democratic Socialists who were saddened by the news. Please pray for those turkeys.Posted from: MOTUS A.D.
  • Is Trump Protecting Europe From Turkey?, 2799

    10/17/2019 3:18:14 PM PDT · by Widget Jr · 30 replies
    The Still Report. ^ | Oct 17, 2019 | Bill Still
    Summary: Erdogan's "invasion" of Syria is not what the media is reporting. Turkey has 3.6 million refugees from the Syrian Civil War, and has prevented them from flooding Europe, causing severe economic hardship. This is the largest number of refugees held by any nation. If Erdogan can be believed, and he has been talking about this for a few years, this "invasion" is about creating 20 x 300 mile zone to create a zone to repatriate Syrian refugees. The Kurds are largely unaffected by Turkey's move. Turkey cannot hold millions of refugees forever. They can send them to Syria or...