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  • Murder in Syria-Trump Calls for Ceasefire-Too Little Too Late

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...cid=spartandhp

    President Trump on Monday called for an immediate halt to Turkey's invasion of Syria and is sending Vice President Mike Pence to Turkey. The president also authorized new sanctions against Turkey's leaders and said he will raise tariffs on Turkish steel.

    Civilians and journalists, including CBS News correspondent Charlie D'Agata, are scrambling to flee the fighting. With rumors swirling that the Syrian regime was about to retake the border crossing between Syria and Iraq, CBS News rushed to get there.

    Before crossing back into Iraq on Monday, CBS News saw a country that had changed dramatically since the president announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria.

    Syrian regime forces swept into towns and cities held until Sunday by the Syrian Kurds. Kurdish hospitals were overwhelmed with casualties, including small children. Turkish-backed militias took ground quickly and ruthlessly, even executing Kurdish soldiers and civilians on the roadside.

    Desperate Kurdish forces told CBS News they hoped their U.S. allies would step in. Commander Redur Xelil said they fought alongside Mr. Trump's soldiers and hopes he can at least stop the Turkish airstrikes.

    But the announcement of the U.S. withdrawal gave the Kurds no choice but to cut a deal with America's sworn enemies, the Syrian regime, backed by Russia. With Turkish forces advancing to a crucial highway in northeast Syria, choking off supply and escape routes, the Syrian regime moved swiftly to take over the key cities of Kobani, Qamishli and Al Hasaka.
    We are not now that strength which in old days
    Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
    Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
    To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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    The Syrian regime is not the sworn enemy of the US, it is the sworn enemy of the Democrats . And the Democrats are not America .
    And if the Syrian regime was the sworn enemy of the US, there is no reason to blame Turkey because it attacked the Kurds who are the allies of the Syrian regime .
    BTW : the Syrian regime helped US in the First Gulf War .

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ljadw View Post
      The Syrian regime is not the sworn enemy of the US, it is the sworn enemy of the Democrats . And the Democrats are not America .
      And if the Syrian regime was the sworn enemy of the US, there is no reason to blame Turkey because it attacked the Kurds who are the allies of the Syrian regime .
      BTW : the Syrian regime helped US in the First Gulf War .
      And the Syrians did little or nothing in the Gulf except scarf up abandoned Iraqi equipment and vehicles for their own use. They were unkempt, ill-disciplined, and did not maintain their vehicles well at all. I saw them and was not impressed.
      We are not now that strength which in old days
      Moved earth and heaven; that which we are we are; One equal temper of heroic hearts
      Made weak by time and fate but strong in will
      To strive to seek to find and not to yield.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Massena View Post

        And the Syrians did little or nothing in the Gulf except scarf up abandoned Iraqi equipment and vehicles for their own use. They were unkempt, ill-disciplined, and did not maintain their vehicles well at all. I saw them and was not impressed.
        Which is totally irrelevant . Syria was a US ally .

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        • #5
          |Good point, M.
          there is a strong possibility that the \Turkish army just rolls over them - all the way to Damascus and beyond.
          \Syria has been a 'failed state' for Decades- as the 'UAR', as the BAATH- and as the |Assad families' private kleptocracy. In 1945, the fledgling \Syrian state started the mass eviction of its 80,000 Jewish citizens- one suitcase and 45.00 each. l\before the founding of Israel, \Syria invented the \arab eviction show.


          they may be better off as a Turkish client state. Can't be much worse....




          Last edited by marktwain; 15 Oct 19, 10:37.
          The trout who swims against the current gets the most oxygen..

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          • #6
            Kleptocracy, hmm sounds like the Clinton's and Bidens.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by wolfhnd View Post
              Kleptocracy, hmm sounds like the Clinton's and Bidens.
              WhataboutWhataboutism?

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              • #8
                People who think they understand the Kurdish problem tend to paint as shallow a picture as they do when talking about the Palestinian issue. There are so many Kurdish fractions it's hard to keep track of them and they have frequently fought each other.
                The group, known as the Grandsons of Salahadin after the famed 12th-century Muslim Kurdish leader, has already captured several villages in the IS-controlled border region between Jarabulus and Azaz following Turkish artillery attacks and missile strikes. In response, IS hit the Turkish town of Kilis earlier this month, killing two civilians.

                But threats to attack the YPG unless it withdraws from territory seized from opposition rebels during an advance by pro-government forces in northern Syria last month have stoked concerns of a possible “Kurdish civil war”.
                https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/k...-faction-syria

                Kurds defeated, displaced and divided after Iraq reclaims oil-rich Kirkuk
                https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...eclaims-kirkuk


                Besides for the very real issue of Kurdish disunity and the likely scenario that a Kurdish state would immediately fall into civil war the madness of the people supporting the previous administration objective of regime change in Syria is highlighted by the disaster Clinton has just left behind in Libya. In fact the same leftist media and politicians calling out Trump's betrayal of the Kurds are responsible for the creation of ISIS and the situation that gave Iran, and Turkey the excuse to attack the Kurds in the first place.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by inevtiab1e View Post

                  WhataboutWhataboutism?
                  Corruption spreads it's tentacles far and wide, even into the minds of the sycophants.

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