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1- "#Turkey uses a special vocabulary 2describe #Kurdish movements&their members,using terms such as“rioters", "saboteurs-atheists”, “separatists-terrorists”, “traitors”, “remnants of Armenians”, “a 2nd Israel”, “reactionaries-communists”, “infidels-enemies of God”etc"!
> #Kurds
2- #Iraq Fm 1979-2003,Saddam presided over killing of +182.000 #Kurds –leading genocidal"Anfal Operations”, multi-stage campaign of mass murder&displacement of ppl,used chemical weapons against Kurds in Halabja 1988.Saddam’s war led2 destruction of 100's Kurdish villages&towns"!
3- #Iran Ayatollah #Khomeini, founder of Islamic regime of Iran, also claimed tt he was not “against #Kurds" but only fighting “enemies of...Allah” in #Kurdistan!During his war on Kurds,Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (#IRGC) committed tens of massacres against Kurdish ppl.."!
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“In most instances the regime would have the resources to crush a Sunni opposition movement but we believe widespread violence among populace could stimulate large numbers of Sunni officers & conscripts to desert or mutiny, setting the stage for civil war”cia.gov/library/readin…
CIA Memo 1986:

"We judge that U.S. interests in #Syria probably would be best served by a Sunni regime as it may well include relative moderates interested in securing western aid and investment. Such a regime would probably be less inclined to escalate tensions with #Israel"
CIA Memo 1986:

"The economy is #Syria 's most pressing internal problem, and hopes for near-term improvement are dim. The US Embassy reports that the vast majority of Syrians are finding it increasingly difficult to afford basic necessities"
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🇺🇸are illegal in Syria. 🇺🇸haven’t been invited by President Assad nor do they have any UN mandate 🇺🇸created & financed terrorism in #Syria.🇺🇸bombing #Syria 🇺🇸helped jihadists make chemical attacks to blame President Assad🇺🇸out of Syria NOW!
🇺🇸It's time🛫🏘️
aml.ink/tV3pG
No one from #Syria invited the US to invade their country, created & funded ISIS, Al-Qaeda, "moderate rebels", White Helmets, kill thousands of civilians, destroy infrastructures & provoke refugee crisis.
@RandPaul @POTUS @UsCongressnews1 @EU_Commission @AmbJohnBolton @SecPompeo
Are you Syrian? No! @SecPompeo you have no right to decide about Syria's politics. #Syria has a legitimate government whether you like it or not. Who decides on Syria's alliances is President Assad. 🇮🇷will only come out of 🇸🇾when the two presidents decide.
aml.ink/BGIVq
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1) Important: The #KDP has rejected sensible recommendations from the International Crisis Group @CrisisGroup on returning stability to #Sinjar so that the #Yazidi people can return home, rebuilding, and have a future. This affair deserves comment.
#KRG #Kurdistan #Iraq
2) The @CrisisGroup is one of the few analyst entities to produce reasonable suggestions that, in fact, reflect what the Yazidis have been demanding for the past 4 ½ years. They recently recommended that the #Yazidi people choose their own administrative leaders for #Sinjar.
3) Dindar Zebari (pictured in 1st tweet), whose lovely job it is to craft responses to the many reports from around the world that criticize KDP policy and HR record, responded, stating that Sinjar already has a mayor (qaymaqam)—Mahama Khalil—who has been elected by the people.
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THREAD on @RT_Erdogan's @nytimes op-ed, #Ankara's relations with @realDonaldTrump, #Putin
1.#Erdogan's op-ed - masterpiece of communication effort in hostile info-environment,the lobbysts who worked on it deserve credit for understanding psychology of Western reader&current political discourse in #US which helps them pick arguments urbi et orbi
nyti.ms/2REWFsY
2. Endorsment: #Erdogan basically argues #Trump is right in his decision to depart #Syria but it should be done in a smat way to meet "interests of US, international cummunity & Syrians" => shout out to both Trump's conservative constituency & liberals: "TUR cares about YOU"
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06/01/2019 - 78 years ago today, the longest-serving #UnitedStates #President, #Franklin D. #Roosevelt (#FDR) addressed the 77th #Congress with his "#Four #Freedoms" speech with the intent to shift #US #foreign #policy from that of #neutrality to #interventionist.
#FDR promoted the idea that the people of the world, in all nations, shared entitlement to four freedoms: that of the freedom of speech and expression, the freedom of worship, the freedom from want and the freedom from fear.
#FDR is arguably one of the most 'successful' #US Presidents. Some would argue that on the basis of his numerous social policies such as 'the New Deal'. Others, however, would argue that his role during the second world war was more prevalent to his success & everlasting legacy.
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US WARS FOR ISRAEL
#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
US WARS FOR ISRAEL👇THIS WAS LONG PLANNED
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.
Source:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/1971852.s…👈LINK
#JohnBolton
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:
Source:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iran_Syri…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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🇯🇴Amman, Jordan
🇪🇬Cairo, Egypt
🇧🇭Manama, Bahrain
🇦🇪 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
🇶🇦Doha, Qatar
🇸🇦Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
🇴🇲Muscat, Oman
🇰🇼Kuwait City, Kuwait

🇺🇸Secretary of State Mike Pompeo state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/20… (from @StateDept)
Senior State Department Officials Previewing Secretary Pompeo's Upcoming Trip to the Middle East state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/20… (from @StateDept)
Interview With Wilfred Frost of CNBC state.gov/secretary/rema… (from @StateDept)
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1. My Predictions For 2019:
- #Macron will find it more & more difficult to hold onto power.
- #Merkel won't last until 2021 & her power will further decrease this year quarter by quarter.
- I expect that the #Brexit-Exit-date will be moved (most likely by 12 months).
2. My Predictions For 2019:
- The issues of mass-#migration (few real #refugees) will continue to haunt #Europe, especially #Germany & continue to put pressure on the GER #Groko-government (#CDU/#CSU & #SPD).
#Predictions2019 #Year2019
3. My Predictions For 2019:
- The trend of right parties gaining more power (2018: #Italy, #Austria, #Brazil) will continue: In #France #LePen (#FN) will benefit from #Macron losing power, in #Germany the #AfD will gain further support in Eastern Germany (tbc).
#Predictions2019
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With 2018 in it's last moments, a new stage of the Syrian war have started & the end of the war is aproaching as time passes. 2018 has been another important year with many political & military developments: (1)
#AbuDhuhur Op (26/12/2017 - 9/2/2018) : as a continuation of the operation (started on October 2017) #SAA began huge offensive from many axis against Rebels & #ISIS in #Hama, #Aleppo & #Idlib provinces. The result of operation was the liberation of 1/3 of "Greater #Idlib" (2)
With W. shore of #Euphrates river secured by #SAA on December 2017, #SDF continued securing the E. one against #ISIS . Between 3/1/2018-22/2/2018 troops secured entire Shu'aytat region. However, a new development N.W. #Syria will provoke the delay of #CizireStorm some months: (3)
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I would like to thank my readers for their support and trust throughout the years. A special thank to all volunteers who translated my articles to more than 10 languages.

In 2013: 123 people visited my blog
In 2015: 107,000.
In 2017: 2447,000
In 2018: 717,000.
You have been numerous reading another view, different from the one offered by MSM, without an Editor dictating or imposing the "newspaper's policy" and away from lies and #fakenews.

The world is no longer swallowing anything but is more curious, looking for another truth.
correction:
In 2017: 247,000
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Syrian proxies (Euphrates Shield and co.) will return to #Idllib to fight among themselves, desperate that even #Turkey gave up on them & their "dream to have oil, gas & resources in an annexed 43000 sq km area" is vanished

Many IDP in #Idlib will find their way back to gov area
The #Kurds #SDF will have to drop their title because there is no more need for it, like the Turkish-proxies "Euphrates shield".

#YPG were disregarded by #USA
Jihadists and rebels will soon feel the same, disregarded by #Turkey
#ISIS will be attacked (no more IUS protection)
It will take several months for the #Syrian army and its allies to re-organise themselves and regain the area occupied by the #USA after their withdrawal.

That would take us to the Spring-Summer time to knock at the doors of #Idlib
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IT BEGAN NOT by tapping enemy insurgents’ phones or capturing their emails, but by #FollowingTheMoney

Cache of 328 NS theintercept.com/2018/08/15/nsa…

#Snowden
Aug. 15 2018, 13:00 p.m.

The Intercept's largest-ever SIDtoday release, with 328 documents

#Qanon
#FlashbackFriday
#WWG1WGA
When the #NSA discovered that #Iran may have been buying computer chips from the #UnitedStates routing them through a U.S. ally
&
Potentially supplying them to detonate #bombs against U.S. forces in Iraq & #Afghanistan
It credited so-called economic intelligence with the find.
The solution wasn't a death blow delivered by the #military but rather a new regulation on the export of certain #technologies via the #CommerceDepartment which the #NSA said would end up “saving #American & coalition lives.”

#Qanon
#DARKtoLIGHT
#WWG1WGA
#FridayThoughts
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1/ Donald Trump and Melania visited the Al Asad Air Base in Iraq on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. It was the President's first visit to a military base in a war zone. While there, the President and First Lady shared a rare public kiss.
2/ What follows is a nonverbal analysis of that kiss as captured in the accompanying photograph (and the cropped close-up included below).
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Whoop! AF1 92-9000 back on its proper hex code & climbing out from Ramstein... 😎
#AirForceOne - Climbing out from Ramstein AB, Germany

🇺🇸 US Air Force
VC-25A 92-9000
#AF1 #POTUS

jetphotos.com/photo/9124774
#AirForceOne - Direct to Joint Base Andrews - ETA 1000 UTC (0500 ET)
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Now, I'm not saying this is probably trump heading back from Iraq...

But this is probably trump heading back from Iraq... 😉

Same callsign & unknown hex ID as before...

#Trump #Iraq #POTUS
'RCH358' - 32,000ft heading over Slovakia...
Descending for Ramstein AB, Germany

🇺🇸 RCH358
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#FakeNews reports @potus makes a “surprise” trip to #Iraq🙄

#Anons knew HOURS before the report. POTUS will be well insulated/protected aboard AF1 & other classified destinations surrounded by military.

Fake News, you are & have become obsolete.

WE are the news now.

#Qanon
Q post from over a year ago.

Pointing to this time now? Perhaps.

Notable theory. We shall see. “Unannounced” international travel. First war zone visit. Melania by his side.

May God bless and keep our @POTUS & family safe
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#Breaking: ‘Air Force One’ Aircraft spotted Over Europe, Heading East for possible visiting troops abroad, who are going to go back to the #US.
#Update: However it is not confirmed that President @realDonaldTrump is abroad! But Presidential trips to the Middle east visiting troops abroad are being kept secret by the public to not endanger the live of the president.
#Update: The Callsign of "Air force one" has been disabled to radar websites!
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#ChristmasEveInDamascus
Yesterday early morning a convoy of Iranian Revolutionary Guards entered Syrian territory through #Iraq with trucks loaded with military equipment and missiles.1/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
The convoy headed towards the city of #Palmyra and then moved towards the Syrian capital #Damascus.At 16:00, the convoy passed from the vicinity of the American base of #AlTanf, under the protection of #Assad forces.2/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
With the arrival of the convoy to the Syrian capital Damascus, the contents were distributed to a number of military sites belonging to the IRGC, the #Assad regime and the militia of #Hezbollah in the vicinity of #Damascus.3/9
#Syria #Israel #IDF #Iran #IRGC #Russia #USA
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Now, I'm not saying Trump is currently heading to the Middle East to visit troops. BUT...

There's been some interesting aircraft movements the last couple of days. Some I've already tweeted... And a VC-25A has been reported over the UK earlier today.

Watch this space! 😌
Reported over the UK earlier today. Callsign & unknown hex confirmed on my own receiver logs. 👇

'RCH358' VC-25 USAF - over Yorkshire - taken from Chapeltown South Yorks Boxing Day 2018

flickr.com/photos/7973412… @ETEJSpotter 👍
RCH358 left Joint Base Andrews around 0500 UTC & pinged up on my own receiver here in the UK around 1100 UTC. 🤔
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Had there been no #Iraq War, there would have been no U.S. occupation, no anti-American insurgency, no Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia, & therefore no Islamic State

Superb piece as usual by ⁦@stephenWalt⁩ who throws cold water on current #Syria commentary foreignpolicy.com/2018/12/21/goo…
“Equally misleading to talk about the United States losing Syria, because the country was never America’s to begin with. On the contrary, it has been a Soviet or Russian client state since the mid-1950’s”
“Worth remembering that prior to the Syrian uprising (and the subsequent emergence of the Islamic State), Washington never cared very much about who ran Syria and certainly didn’t see Syria’s internal politics as a vital U.S. concern”
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GREAT NEWS: Brett McGurk has resigned. #BrettMcGurk has been nightmare for Iraqi/Syrian Christians. He allowed US to train PMU militias in Iraq. Also, he agreed w/Iraq to allow a PMU-Shabak militia takeover security of #IraqiChristian town of #Bartella, #Iraq; a nightmare for us.
Before ISIS, Bartella, Iraq, was 90%+ indigenous Iraqi Christian town secured by locals. Iraqi Christians pleaded w/Brett McGurk’s office to reverse decision allowing PMU-Shabak militia takeover security of Bartella. Now, militia terroizes Iraqi Christians & have overtaken town.
Article details the nightmare & demographic changes brought on #IraqiChristians of Bartella, Iraq, after @brett_mcgurk’s office agreed w/Iraq to let dangerous PMU militia takeover security of town: Priests threatened w/guns, churches invaded, homes stolen. ncregister.com/blog/edward-pe…
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What You're Not Being Told
#Kurds are not indigenous to Raqqa nor DeirEzzor, in Syria
Since 2015 thousands of Sunni Arabs were driven out by US backed YPG Kurds’ ethnic cleansing
Kurdish geography:
#Turkey 22.5 m
#Iran 6 m
#Iraq 5/6 m
#Syria less than 2 m
kurdishcommunitycenter.org/about-kurdista…
Before greed made #Kurds stab fellow #Syrians in the back & join the #US' take over #Syria's oil fields
Aug, 2012
#Syria's Kurds Against #FreeSyrianArmy Terrorists, Enjoy #Assad's Freedom & Prosperty in their new semi-autonomous region setup by Pres. Assad
#EthnicCleansing is exactly what the #US Coalition have done in #Raqqa, they bombed the place like #Desden‼️
The Kurds are not indigenous to #Raqqa nor #DeirEzzor, in #Syria.
Geo-Information retrieved from #Kurdish Cultural Center Of America👇😡Source:kurdishcommunitycenter.org/about-kurdista… 👈
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