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1. And now I'm going to tell a story. Another false flag. This time is to force @POTUS not to take the US army out of #Syria.
They already have a lot of experience (8 years) to make chemical attacks to accuse the Syrian government.
OH, and they even have a manual.🧐😲🤨
@RandPaul
2. ISIS terrorist? 😲Seriously?🤨 Have they investigated? 🤓And they already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

Preliminary reports say at least six people were killed & 19 injured by the explosion. US official: 4 US army Killed & 3 US army wounded.
aml.ink/Vstv5
3. ISIS took responsability?😲Seriously?🤨Have they investigated?🤓They already know who it was? 🧐Super efficient 🙃.

The Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) took responsibility for the attack that reportedly targeted the US-led coalition’s patrol.
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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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1. What's going on with Pompeo, Ocalan & US policy? This is my post on Syrian War Crimes Report ordered under 2019 NDAA. By the time Mattis resigned this project should have been completed. What I have been reporting and attempting to prove via since Jan. may already be exposed.
2. Kurds generally know they, their parents, grand parents etc have been victims of repeated genocidal wars of aggression. But Turkey, one of the #Kurds historic tormentors, joined @NATO and the truth drifted into a fog of the Cold War.
3. The Bush41 1991 Gulf War exposed the brutality of the Iraqi regime including atrocities committed against the Kurds but still Turkey stayed the loyal NATO member permitted to share in US and NATO economic & military power and continued its own apartheid & war against Kurds.
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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🛫🏘️
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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.
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Ex-Nusra (#AQ rebranded HTS) walked into its own death by taking a large territory in #Idlib and its surrounding. The defeat of large groups like Ahrar and Souqourv al-Sham (who showed little resistance) and the elimination of Zinki group will have deadly consequences on AQ.+
No doubt #Turkey asked Ahrar et al to stand down & avoid fighting (for now). It means #Ankara would be happy to see the end of its presence in #Idlib on the long term. For this, Erdogan needs to see a very large battle taking place first in the north between these groups and #AQ
Erdogan & Putin will have a meeting soon to discuss the #Kurds and #AQ in #Idlib. I expect hot spring in Idlib and a large offensive against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. Abu Mohammad al Joulani's ambition (from ex-ISIS emir to AQ Emir to ruler of Idlib) is helping to end this phenomena.
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The Turkish state has always wanted to annihilate the Kurds in all four parts of Kurdistan. During the Saddam Hussein era, western allies implemented a no-fly zone in North Iraq (South Kurdistan) and South Iraq to protect the Kurds and the Shittes, respectively. 1/6
The Turkish state requested to fly over the N. Iraq airspace under the guise of protecting the Kurds, where in fact the Turks wanted to bomb & kill Kurdish civilians. They had already bombed and destroyed many Kurdish villages and towns in Turkey and Iraq. Massacring Kurds. 2/6
The USA must not leave North Syria or grant the Turks its airspace because their objective has not changed for they will massacre the Kurds and other minorities in that region. They demonstrated that all too well in the illegal invasion of Afrin in early 2018. 3/6
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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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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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Great news to #Syria and the first hit to #USA

A deal between #Damascus and the #YPG prior the #Moscow meeting tomorrow:

#YPG pulls out of #Manbij to the Syrian forces. here:

This time, unlike in the case of #Afrin, #YPG is asking #Damascus to send its troops not only to the borders but also to the province.

The #Kurds are returning to #Syria and therefore rejecting #USA and #France.

Although we have no official news, it seems the #US forces have pulled out of #Manbij.

Today we can confirm that @realDonaldTrump was/is serious about the withdrawal of his troops from the occupied province of al Hasaka-DEZ #Syria.

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The #Kurds are becoming a central focus in the discussion about Trump's #SyriaWithdrawal.

Context is crucial to be effective advocates. Let's start w/some history.

🔹Who are Kurds?
🔹What is our history w/Kurds?
🔹Why is abandoning Kurds a mistake?

Graphics h/t @frontera_julie
1/ The Kurds are an indigenous group spread across Syria, Iraq, Iran & Turkey.

Many aspire to an independent Kurdistan which is opposed by the four countries.

Nonetheless, Kurds have developed close alliances w/the U.S. & others against terrorism. bbc.com/news/world-mid…
2/ The Kurds have been the U.S.-led forces' most reliable local ally against al Qaeda, ISIS and, before he was toppled, Saddam Hussein.
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1/ I'm following #manbij for news on Syria in wake of US departure announcement. Manbij is flashpoint. It's to east of Aleppo, west of Euphrates. It's held by SDF (Kurds). US still present. Turkey told Trump that they would deal with remnant ISIS. In very south far from Manbij.
2/ In fact, Turkey's objective seems to be to subjugate "PKK terrorists" i.e. the Kurdish militias employed by US (under alias SDF). To do so, they are deploying thousands of jihadis, presently mobilized north of Manbij.
yenisafak.com/en/news/nearly…
3/ many of the jihadis mobilized by Turkey appear to have previously identified as AlQaeda allies, AlQaeda and even ISIS. The logical force to deal with ISIS in south Syria is Syrian government. Which US has long prevented from crossing Euphrates to do so.
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Oh wow, I'm speechless here

Mr. President, has anyone on your staff told you that #ErdoganIsISIS

And what part of Erdogan is a jihadist dictator do you not understand, @potus?!?! #TwitterKurds #Kurds
Ankara claims to oppose the Islamic State. Its actions suggest otherwise. foreignpolicy.com/2018/04/12/tur…
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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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During the last meetings between #Damascus representatives and #Kurds from al-Hasaka, the Kurds no longer requested a federation but centralised governorship. This means the differences are not significant and can be solved, particularly with the US withdrawal & Turkish threat.
The biggest advantage with #USA forces out of al-Tanaf goes 1st to the #Syrian & #Iraqi economy and relief Hashd from keeping a large force in that particular area with the task to prevent #ISIS free movement in the area. Both Iraqi and Syrians r not allowed to come close to Tanf
I would not underestimate the biggest role of the Arab tribes in al-Hasaka and Deir-ezzour. Those fought and are still fighting within the ranks of the Syrian army. With these, the Kurds in the province need to link themselves and establish a strong bond.
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White House defending @POTUS decision to pull US forces out of #Syria
"The president's statements on this topic have been 100% consistent" per a senior administration officials, adding "I would challenge that" when asked if stakeholders like @DeptofDefense @StateDept were unaware
White House insists @POTUS call w/#Turkey President Erdogan was not a factor in the decision on #Syria

"The president made his own decision" per the sr admin official "It's not something he discussed w/President Erdogan"
"Our understanding is that we will be doing this repositioning of troops & assets in an orderly fashion" senior administration official says re #Syria pullout, referring additional q's to the @DeptofDefense
"Our direction is to prioritize force protection"
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If the #US pull out all its forces from the north-east of #Syria, and I mean ALL, this is time to celebrate for all Syrians and declare the day of the last US soldier withdrawal THE independence day.

The main source of trouble to the ME claim it is pulling out? Am I dreaming?
Now, will you, #Kurds of north #Syria, still hold on to the #US forces?

No force or country on this earth relied on the US administration and reached any objective, even its closest ally.

Time to wake up #Kurds. Look what happens to #Iraq Kurds.

If @realDonaldTrump wants to pull out troops, only solution is for #Kurds to deliver the province to #Damascus. otherwise, Kurds militants will be exterminated.

Unless Trump wants more money from #SaudiArabia or to bring MBS to Camp David w/ @netanyahu

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If this is true, it is the best Christmas present I could wish. 🙏🏼❤️🎁🎄💯💯💯US at last you understand that it's time to go back to your homes 🏘️. US good return and do not come back anymore. US Good trip.🛫🛫
#Syria
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By @K67Tina

If this is true, it is NOT soon enough and for that I am sorry. For all who have died at this regime's orders. If this is true, I am glad that the end of war may be near.

washingtonexaminer.com/policy/defense…
By @smmsyria

⚡️BREAKING⚡️: According to Reuters, #US is planning a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of troops from #Syria. The info was confirmed by CNN anchor @jimsciutto
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The US pretends to support the independence of Syria and Iraq ejmagnier.com/2018/10/30/the…
#Iraq Hashd al-Shaabi attacked #ISIS in Baghuz, disregarding #US recommendation to keep away from the #Syrian borders.

Iraqi counterterrorism leaders believe the US officials would like to see #ISIS in the area to stop the reopening of albu Kamal crossing between #Syria & Iraq.
Hashd commanders said two #ISIS commanders abu Sayyaf and Abu Leith were killed during the #Iraq/i bombing.

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in #Iraq, for the first time since 2003, the #Shia #Sunni #Kurds and #Turkmen were all divided this time prior to the selection of the Speaker, the President and the Prime Minister.
#USA pushed for its own candidate/coalition (Moqtada-Abadi).

#Iran pushed for the unity of all coalitions, Shia, Sunni and Kurds, in an attempted to unite all & produce leaders accepted by all. Iran also worked to bring down the US candidate/coalition.

The world (including Iraq) didn't realise that "no larger coalition has been nominated".

The reason is simple: Iran wanted to save the face and honor of Moqtada, he who joined a lost coalition, so #Iran Soleimani cam "bring him back" to where he belongs

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Tonight, the 1st of my 2-part series on #ISIS’s resurgence in Iraq airs on @PBS @NewsHour Weekend. In cooperation w/ @theIFUND, I spent 3 weeks traveling across 3 provinces to investigate the extent to which ISIS has regrouped after its official defeat last year.
In August, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi released a new audio recording in which he pointed to #Iraq as the epicenter of #ISIS's resurgence. The facts on the ground suggest that this is not just an ambition the group aspires to in the future - it’s already a reality.
ISIS attacks in the rural areas around Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk and Hawija aren’t an exception - they’ve become an almost daily occurrence for the civilians who live there. What’s more - #Iraq’s security forces appear ill-equipped to face #ISIS in its insurgent form.
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#BreakingNews:

No election of a large coalition today in #Iraq. The parliamentary session is postponed.
#USA doesn't have many allies in #Iraq. US envoy - I was told by many Kurds, Sunni and even Shia MPs - is threatening those unwilling to vote for Abadi despite any American denial of using this kind of approach.

Let's see what the Kurds will decide in a couple of weeks #Iraq
#Kurds Al-Fateh and Dawlat al-qanoon pulled out of the parliamentary session to sabotage the election.

FYI: Out of Abadi's 42 MPs, only 12 are left in his coalition. #Iraq.
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#Iraq parliament may fail to decide today the largest coalition. The difference is significant:
1. Abadi and Moqtada will present a list including heads of groups and the total of MPs included
2. Ameri & Maliki will present a list with the signature of every MP supporting them/+
#Iraq
Abadi & Moqtada list includes tens of MPs who split and moved to Ameri/Maliki. They insist on representing the total of MPs on their list even if 30-40 left their coalition to the other side. /+
#Iraq:
The oldest MP will head the Parliament and will decide what to do: either accept one of the two lists or send it to the court to decide.

The Kurds haven't decided, to this instant, which side to support. They are caught between their demands and the #USA pressure/+
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#BreakingNews: #Iraq

In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
#Iraq
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+

a Coalition of #Shia #Sunni will come together to form 150-152 MPs tomorrow (if Sunni sign this evening 40-42 MPs) and will be eligible to choose a Prime Minister.

Once this coalition is registered, Kurds will join in.

If this happen #USA will lose.

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#IranUpdate,
In Kurdish city of Mariwan(Marivan) anti-establishment protests are on going. People are in the street to condemn the killing of four Kurdish environmental activists by the IRGC forces.
#TwitterKurds
#Iran
More protesters are joining to protest regime's discrimination policies against the #Kurds. Protesters are chanting "savages(regime officials)want to stay in power using oppression methods. We are on the streets because our heroes have been killed."

#TwitterKurds
The anger amongst Kurds are growing and Kurdish opposition groups as always are incapable of leading/helping the people. Anti-IRGC/establishment protests and condemnations are on going in Kurdish city of Mariwan.
#شریف_باجور
#امید_کهنەپوشی
#رحمت_حکیمی_نیا
#محمد_پژوهی
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