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Using an #America-centric lens to criticize #Turkey for making national security judgements based on a #Turkey-centric lens is analytically dubious.

Whether we like it or not, #Turkey has fought a 40-year #PKK insurgency & sees the #PKK as its No.1 national security threat.
#pt: And FWIW, using Aldar Khalil as the sole source to claim that the #PYD-#PKK relationship is solely defined by "intellectual lineage" & 'sympathy with one another's political goals' is analytically disingenuous.

Perhaps instead read the #PYD itself:

#pt: If the #PYD's very own website (deleted - but archived - after teaming up with the U.S. military in 2014) wasn't enough, take the public assessments of U.S. government's dedicated National CounterTerrorism Center (part of the Intelligence Community):

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.@realDonaldTrump 🇺🇸 and @SecPompeo have a far better understanding of the #Turkey #Kurd #Syria situation than anyone realizes. THREAD 👇

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"Trump Is Right on #Syria. He’s consistent in living up to his promises. Is that what troubles people?" #Kurds

👇spectator.org/trump-is-right…
2. WHAT TRUMP INHERITED

2A. "Obama Broke NATO. Try as he might, Trump probably won’t be able to fix it ..." #Kurds

spectator.org/obama-broke-na…
another link to same article:

conservativeangle.com/obama-broke-na…
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"We're doing better" at using all elements of nat'l power, per @FDD_CMPP Chair, former Nat'l Sec Adviser, ret LTG HR McMaster at @FDD

But warns against viewing military ops as "ends in and of themselves"
@FDD_CMPP @FDD "The map of the world is being reshaped" per @JCZarate1 at @FDD "There's a physical reshaping, there's a virtual reshaping... You also have reshaped alliances"
"We are not very good at not just combining elements of power but thinking about how the asymmetric properties of the global environment are actually taking place & how we operate in it" per @JCZarate1
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#Turquie L’armée et ses alliés franchiront sous peu la frontière avec la #Syrie.
"Les militants des #YPG ont deux options: ils peuvent faire défection ou nous allons les empêcher de perturber nos efforts contre #ISIS."
#Turkey #Daesh #EI #Kurds #Syria washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
#Syrie "Au cours d'un appel téléphonique avec le président Recep Tayyip #Erdogan dimanche, le président #Trump a accepté de transférer la direction de la campagne contre l'État islamique à la #Turquie."
selon le porte-parole d'Erdogan, dans le #WashingtonPost
#Syria #Turkey #USA
#Syrie L’offensive de la #Turquie & ses alliés djihadistes viserait Tal Abiad & Ras al Ain dans quelques heures (à confirmer).
Cette nuit, des cellules de l'#EI ont attaqué des postes de police & d'autres centres à #Raqqa.
#ISIS #Daesh #Turkey #Syria
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1. @StateDept needs to release intelligence we have connecting Turkish government to #ISIS & Al-#Qaeda & issue Red level departure warning for all US civilians in Turkey. We must face the reality that #Turkey is threatening an imminent attack on our forces to commit more acts of
2 anti-#Christian, #Kurd & #Ezidi genocide and move to capture the #Syrian oil and gas fields we and the #SDF liberated from Turkey's ally ISIS. Now #Iran is coordinating for an attack from Deir EzZor. Enough is enough. Expose Turkey as ISIS.
3. Where are the #CAATSA sanctions? Did Erdogan make a payment to @Trump family related to the Trump Istanbul project @IvankaTrump? @JimInhofe @SenJackReed @RepAdamSmith @SenateGOP @HouseGOP @WHNSC @DefenseIntel
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PM #ImranKhan conducts effective+innovative visit of 'Religious Diplomacy' to #Iran. #Tehran's role in #India's policy of containing #Pakistan & role of groups using Pak soil agst Iran, loom large. My observations in this #Thread./1 #AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
Four main questions emerge from #Pakistan PM #ImranKhan's #Iran visit:
1. Are #Pakistani groups committing terror in #Iran?

2. Will #IRGC stop terrorism inside Pakistan?

3. Are Pakistan & Iran equally responsible?

4.Was PM's visit helpful?

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#Thread by #AhmedQuraishi @AQpk
Fact: There are no #Pakistani groups committing terrorism in #Iran. All #Iranian groups run by Iranian citizens who move across Ir/Pk/Af border triangle. No state effectively controls this area. Main hideouts of Iranian grps are inside Iran, supported by Iranian citizens /3
@AQpk
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Sinjar’s #Yazidis and their #Arab and #Kurdish Sunni neighbours lived in peace until 3 August 2014. The date is scrawled on the city’s ruins. It is seared in memory. On that day, ISIS militants and their local Sunni supporters overran the district and surrounding areas.
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Massacres, forced conversions to #Islam, and kidnappings ensued. Militants took women and girls as sex slaves in a campaign of terror that #Yazidis describe as 74th attempt to annihilate them because of their faith.
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Like others be4 them,ISIS followers regard Yazidis as devil-& sun-worshipping apostates. Yazidism is a closed religion that forbids converts,enforces a strict caste system,brands followers who abandon it infidels&prohibits intermarriage with non-Yazidis,reinforcing its insularity
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Thread: #Turkish doctor in #Sweden

“When I was interning at a nursing school in #Turkey I would deliberately prick #Kurdish children with needles. I miss those days”. She needs to brought to justice she lives in #Stockholm
She used to lock #Kurdish children in Bathrooms for hours
#twitterkurds #Kurd #Kurdistan #Rojava
She also says that organs of Kurdish children must be removed and be given to Turkish children.
This is a doctor working out there on the loose! With no honor or dignity.
Kurds in Sweden and Stockholm should bring her to justice!
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Always great to be on @cnni with @rosemaryCNN Church.

Francona: #Syria would be insane to use chemical weapons in the assault on #Idlib governorate. Bashar al-Asad knows using chemical weapons will draw a military response from the United States, France and possibly the UK.
It’s hard to understand the absurdity, but it appears that as long as you only use barrel bombs, artillery, rockets, and missiles to kill, it is deemed almost acceptable, but cross that line and use chemicals, the ire of the world demands a military response. So why use them?
There is no military reason for the Syrians to use chemical weapons. With #Russia|n airpower, artillery, and rocket and missile strikes, combined with #Iran|ian and Hizballah support on the ground, the Syrian military has the required force to reassert control over Idlib.
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It’s extraordinary just how much BS gets created in people’s minds.

I never once expressed “support” for #Turkey’s #Afrin operation.

- Did I say it was inevitable? Yes.
- Did I observe it & comment on its advance vis-a-vis broader #Syria dynamics (i.e. my job)? Yes.
My critique has always been about the imbalance/s created in northern #Syria by U.S. counter-#ISIS policy.

The #YPG was/is the #PKK - all U.S. officials admit that in private. That didn’t necessarily have to preclude working with them, but ignoring it caused big, big problems.
#pt: As an analyst of terrorist groups, I did see a certain irony & short-sightedness in the words of one top, serving U.S. official, “allying with a terrorist group (#PKK) to fight another terrorist group (#ISIS).”

It’s got nothing to do with any position on #Kurds, whatsoever.
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#Europe "an increasingly complex & competitive security environment," SACEUR/@US_EUCOM Commander Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti tells #SASC in opening statement
"Our adaptation to the environment has made significant progress...particularly under the European Deterrence Initiative" per Gen Scaparrotti, calling it "the largest reinforcement of Euro-Atlantic Defense in a generation"
Gen Scaparrotti also says @NATO alliance "is strong" and that "European allies & #Canada have turned a corner on defense spending with increases in each of the past 3 years" adding $46 billion to defense spending
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