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by Cat on Thu Oct 10th, 2019 at 11:30:30 PM EST
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Newsweek | Exclusive: Turkey Attacks US Special Forces in Syria, Apparently by Mistake

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by Cat on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 02:58:48 AM EST
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US pulls out a few hundred soldiers from Syria as part of a reduction in force in the Middle East, but adds 14,000 (since May) to Saudi Arabia.
by asdf on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:14:10 PM EST
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Trump Calls on Erdogan to Stop Syria Offensive, Sends Delegation to Turkey - Pence
"Trump had a phone conversation with Erdogan, urging him to implement an immediate ceasefire, Pence said on Monday, as cited by Fox News."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Tue Oct 15th, 2019 at 03:19:29 PM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 07:19:28 PM EST
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How is it still controversial to state that the US funded/armed extremists in Syria to overthrow the government?
It's puzzling to see even progressives deny this. It happened. And the US presence in Syria was ALWAYS illegal, not that international law ever applies to the powerful
Hillary Clinton Email Archive
Date: 2001-01-01 03:00 Subject: NEW IRAN AND SYRIA 2.DOC
... Bringing down Assad would not only be a massive boon to Israel's security, it would also ease Israel's understandable fear of losing its nuclear monopoly. Then, Israel and the United States  might be able to develop a common view of when the Iranian program is so dangerous that military action could be warranted. Right now, it is the combination of Iran's strategic alliance with Syria and the steady progress in Iran's nuclear enrichment program that has led Israeli leaders to contemplate a surprise attack -- if necessary over the objections of Washington. With Assad gone, and Iran no longer able to threaten Israel through its, proxies, it is possible that the  United States and Israel can agree on red lines for when Iran's program has crossed an unacceptable threshold. In short, the White House can ease the tension that has developed with Israel over Iran by doing the right thing in Syria. ...
Not Trump. US fed empire SOP.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed Oct 16th, 2019 at 07:42:48 PM EST
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One Rocket Provoked the U.S. Withdrawal: Details of the Kurdish-Russian-Syrian Deal, 14 Oct
The Russian-Kurdish deal consists of the deployment of the Syrian army on all borders with Turkey and the return of all sources of energy (gas and oil) to the Syrian government-controlled forces. ...The initial agreement between the Kurds and Damascus (via Russia) consists in the ending of the self-administration of NES, the integration of the Syrian Kurds under the command of the Syrian Army, and the pursuit and destruction of all ISIS forces.

A US withdrawal from the al-Tanaf border crossing between Iraq and Syria is also expected when a solution is found for the 64,000 refugees at the Rukhba camp.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 18th, 2019 at 04:07:49 AM EST
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