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1. Why did Gulf kingdoms embrace Iran? When the #GulfArab states saw what happened in Iran over one #Kurdish woman who stood up to became the #Mideast version of Rosa Parks, they all panicked. Remember, the US lists as terrorists a group whose ideology seeks #genderequality.
2. That continued listing over an ideology we support is something @POTUS @VP and @SecBlinken need to explain. But in the interim, we are seeing the #Arab word suddenly embracing #Assad, a blood soaked chemical weapon-using, sociopathic dictator. Why?
3. Because he's the one they have tapped to eliminate the #Syrian #Kurds. And all the #misogynists cheer him as their standard bearer. And once the #SDF is gone and the #women once again relegated to second-class rights, they can get back to business
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Today is the day!
@SebLecornu @Emannuelmacron @CEMA_FR @francediplo !

Bougeons enfin sur le #Leclerc !! & idem sur #Leopard2 Des milliers d'hommes de femmes et d'enfants souffrent et meurent tous les jours en #Ukraine
Préparons les actions de demain, aujourd'hui!!!
2/ Stop procrastinating now!
help #Ukraine !
Every single one of u if there r #Leopard2 in your country, make the diff! call out your Prime minister, MOD etc.
Put positive pressure on them now!
Let's not waste more time!
#Canada #Denmark #CzechRepublic #Finland #Germany #Greece
3/ i'm not even going to mention coward greedy #Switzerland with 380 2A4s looking at cows in perfect green grass or double face #Turkish Army that received 354 Leopard 2A4s & only love the use of it against poor #Kurds ...
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1/ Heads of the ministries of defense and intelligence of #Russia, #Turkey and #Syria met in Moscow
A meeting was held in Moscow between the defense ministers and heads of intelligence of Russia and Turkey, Sergei #Shoigu, Sergei Naryshkin, Hulusi Akar and Hakan Fidan. The talks
2/ also attended by Syrian Defense & Intelligence Ministers Ali Mahmoud Abbas & Rafiq Shahadah. This was reported in the press service of the Turkish & Russian defense departments. This is the first official contact between representatives of Turkey & Syria in more than 10 years.
3/ According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the parties discussed the situation in Syria and measures to combat extremists in the country. During the meeting, the need to continue the trilateral dialogue to stabilize the crisis in the region was also discussed.
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As said several times that #Ukraine (like my friends the #Kurds) has an impressive ratio of women in the armed forces even compared to best NATO members. Women constitute 9% of the direct Armed Forces. much more total.
Abt 5k women are directly involved in hostilities.
2/ and let me tell you there are here to joke around..
you don't need big muscles to put a bullet in a Wagner corpse.
they are also showing men on the frontline that bravery is not a masculine avatar.
3/ they are everywhere and can perform every task. and are a constant reminder of what was long forgotten and only "reconsidered" recently in our countries but known even before the vikings.. that the one who chose this path & are fully dedicated to this…
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Migrant criminals who want asylum in France or the UK.

What would you do with third-world trash like this?
Swedish police losing control over the migrants. They were warned!
Christmas Eve in the city of love as immigrant Kurds team up with others to destroy Paris.

Isn't Diversity Wonderful?
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Turkey takes advantage of its privileged position with Moscow, Washington and Tehran- at Syria’s expense…
The White House said: " #Turkey is under attack on its borders and inside its territory and has the right to defend itself".

This is a lesson to the YPG when the group relies on the #US occupation and doesn't fall back on the Syrian government in #Damascus.
YPG #Kurds (PKK Syrian branch) have already lost the Afrin Canton to #Turkey by refusing to handle north-west #Syria to the central government. YPG is losing more control of north-east Syria coz it doesn't belong to them but to Syria, they don't consider themselves part of.
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1. #Syria: No recent reports of Turkish attacks beyond the reported bombing of #Managh airbase near #Afrin and harassing fire in the #Darbasiyah district. A review of the Turkish media found nothing in the three main English daily papers. The Turkish language Ankara Gazeti
2. had an article quoting DM #Akar that Tukey's actions are legal under international law presumably reaction to reports where he was seen admitting to using #chemicalweapons in #Iraq. Not a very strong position and could indicate that behind-the-scenes diplomatic engagement is
3. not very positive for the Erdogan regime. #Turkey has air power and heavy guns but a poorly trained conscript army that will be chewed up and spit out by the US SOF trained SDF in urban warfare. Erdogan may have played his hand in the belief that he could extract concessions
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Recently, the Islamic Republic in Iran has been trying to orient the public opinion widely and make them believe that the #Kurds are SEPARATISTS & TERRORISTS. But why?

#MahsaAmini #OpIran
On November 16th, the Islamic republic in Iran tried to send a clear message to protestors in #Khuzistan by opening fire in a bazaar in Izeh and calling that a “TERRORIST ATTACK”! Khuzestan is the most critical province economically and strategically,
#MahsaAmini #OpIran
holding enormous resources such as oil, gas and water. So, it is not the regime’s pleasant to see that this city is out of control.

Now, the regime’s media is trying to promote news of a person who held the flag of #Kurdistan as a SEPARATISTS.
#MahsaAmini #OpIran
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for your information: #pkk attacks military targets in the rural southeast of #turkey. and kurdistan freedom hawks (tak)? tak hits military/police targets in cities. yesterday's bombing was aimed at innocent civilians, which fully rules out pkk and tak.
and ypg and ypj in #syria? that's, if possible, even bigger nonsense. they defend the autonomously administered regions in #syria, they don't do cross-border ops, only extremely occasionally retaliation at turkish military targets outside civilian areas in border provinces.
ask yourself: who profits from this #bombing in #istanbul? it's fully against the interest of the #kurds in #syria, they will actually be targeted now. this bombing is exactly what erdoğan needs: a reason to invade syria again.
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strange piece about #kurdistan in #iraq. the 2017 referendum was a political calculation of the #barzani clan to distract from domestic problems and rally people around the flag, the clans in charge are extremely nepotist and corrupt, and not progressive.…
the #kurdistan region in #iraq is *not* a model of democracy, and also not of religious freedom: christians, yezidis or others who don't align with the ruling #clans and mainly the #barzani clan (posing as political party #kdp) have nothing to say.
whenever i think of #kurdistan in #iraq breaking away as just one piece of a much larger kurdistan, i can't stop but thinking of what repercussions it may have for #kurds elsewhere in authoritarian states. ultimate repercussion, i mean, as an echo from history.
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1. IMO, #Turkey cannot block #Finland or #Sweden from becoming @NATO members.

The NATO treaty Article I requires unanimous agreement to "invite any other European state . . ."
2. In Madrid, the NATO members unanimously "invited" Sweden and Finland to become members. There was a side "tri-partite" agreement between and among Turkey, Finland and Sweden" regarding the Turkish war on the #Kurds but the accession invitation did not condition
3. the unanimous invitation upon performance of that agreement. Therefore, IMO, nothing Turkey does now can prevent other NATO members granting Article 5 protections to unanimously "invited" Sweden and Finland. Turkey could still refuse to ratify the treaty as to the new members
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How much is #Ukraine similar to #Syria?

Back in 2016. power of Bashar Al-#Assad was on his last legs. Insurgents took over the almost entire country, leaving him with roughly 15% of land under government control.

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All big cities were lost or heavily contested. The enemy was as close as two kilometers to the center of #Damascus.

#Syria #ukraine
Then #Russians came. Slowly but methodically, they started to bombard insurgents, which we can call a conglomerate of various ideological and interest groups, including designated terrorists such as Jabhat Al Nusra and #ISIS.

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Germany’s strategic blunders in its relationship with #Russia are currently hurting all of Europe. We take a look at the parallel relationship between #Germany and #Turkey and the real risks this poses for the West. A thread by #theHELC #NoSubsForTurkey 1/17 Image
The German / Turkish relationship dates from before #WWI, when the #YoungTurks turned to Germany as the most plausible international ally for their decomposing Empire. A secret treaty between the two powers was concluded on August 2, 1914 2/17
The German #Kaiser #WilhelmII visited the #OttomanEmpire three times in total, pledging to the Sultan and the '300 million Mohammedans scattered over the globe and revering in him their caliph, that the German Emperor will be and remain at all times their friend' 3/17 Image
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reuters story about how #erdogan tamed #turkey's newsrooms. it boggles the mind why #kurdish #media are not even mentioned, despite them playing a big role in getting important stories out. #journalism…
it's an institutionalized story from @reuters. example: if you check which papers don't get state advertising anymore as a financial punishment, you won't stumble upon #kurdish #media because they never got it in the first place - and would refuse it. #journalism
also the piece lacks historical perspective. it only says '... the turkish mainstream #media, once a more lively clash of ideas'. not really. some reporters have covered real stories about the #kurdish issue but the editorial lines always followed the state narrative - willingly.
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1. I'm no #Assad fan. He is a brutal dictator who used chemical weapons on his own people. But we learned what happens if you destroy a nation's defense force after defeating dictators in #Germany and in #Iraq. What comes is either subjugation to a predator like the USSR or chaos
2. in the form of something like #Daesh. The #Turkish attack on the Syrian #Arab Republic forces near #Kobane is an act of an aggressor nation seeking to subjugate #Syria so it can commit genocide against #Yazidi, #Kurds and #Christians. @NATO cannot permit #Erdogan to hold
3. our collective morality and best interests hostage while he uses #Finland and #Sweden's accession as means to extort complicity in his crimes. Tell #Erdogan if he attacks Syria every member of @NATO will terminate their #Article5 obligations to #Turkey and cast the neo-
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#Thread time. Remember how I have gained access to an old #Baathist archive through an Iraqi acquaintance? I'm slowly but steadily going through thousands of copies.. And seems not only #KDPI was taking #Saddam's blood money, but also #Komala. + ImageImageImage
The above documents show former #Komala's #Baghdad office representative Hassan Shamsi providing intel about Iranian positions and a payslip. See images for translation. Note: this is AFTER #Saddam using chemical weapons against #Kurds from #Iraq & #Iran in #Halabja + #Sardasht!+ ImageImageImage
This dude is still active in the Iranian opposition mills today. Shamsi has switched from @Komala_english to Communist Party Iran where he serves as a central committee member. ImageImage
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Turkey's leaders are taking a break from enabling #Russia against #NATO and ethnic cleansing Syria’s #Kurds to launch absurd claims and empty threats against Greek islands. We take a look at the painful history of Turkish rule on one of them: a thread on #Chios from #theHELC 1/10
The history of the Greeks in Chios goes back more than 3,000 years reaching to #Minoan and #Mycenaean times. Chios is the most likely birthplace of #Homer and had its own coins and democratic parliament by 600 BC. Its famous wine was exported from the Black Sea to #Egypt 2/10
The islanders sided with Athens and then #Alexander the Great against Persia and continued to prosper under first the #Roman and then the Eastern Roman (#Byzantine) Empire. The famous #mosaics of Nea Moni monastery are considered a masterpiece of Byzantine art 3/10
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An article published in @hsfi with entitled "Sweden was the first western country to list the #PKK as a terrorist" and explains the reasons behind listing PKK, but without mentioning that the information was false and the truth behind it has been revealed long time ago.
Unfortunately, most journalists and analysts make the same "mistake" when writing about #Kurds and misinform their readers. Because the western media, when talks about Kurdish issues, use the Turkish state media as their source.
One of the false facts they mostly use is the Pinarcik case. @hsfi analyst says "The Pinarcik massacre is one of many #PKK attacks that the Australian Parliament lists as the reason why the PKK has been put on the country's list of terrorist organizations."
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If #NATO is the cornerstone of the #West's "foreign" policy? How about its members and informal allies? Do they behave as true allies? Are Western interests and values being protected?

👉 It is hard anymore to distinguish allies from foes!

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| @vtchakarova #EU
#Sweden fears an attack by #Russia, and so does #Ukraine. #Taiwan fears an attack by #China. #Armenia fears an attack by both #Azerbaijan and #Turkey. The latter threatens its #NATO ally #Greece but also the #EU-member #Cyprus part of which is under its illegal control. 2/10
#Russia again via #Belarus reminds #Europe (as #Turkey does day in day out) that energy is not the only mean in its arsenal to destablize it - mass inflow of illegal immigrants is as effective - so #Poland like #Greece is fortifying its borders. 3/10
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#Russia’s solution to EU-#Belarus #migrant crisis and #NATO’s Black Sea buildup | Nov 11
- NATO is exploring the #BlackSea region as a potential theater of war, while #Kiev is getting ready to resolve the #Donbass issue by force, the Russian says…
Moving #NATO closer to Belarus-Russia Union State described as alliance's long-term strategy | Nov 10
- #Lavrov also said that on 10 November the sides agreed they are going to step up foreign policy coordination of the ministries of foreign affairs,…
#Poland Sees #Migrant Surge at Border, Accuses #Belarus of '#StateTerrorism' | Updt: 42 minutes ago
- Concern was growing for more than 2,000 migrants — mainly #Kurds from the #MiddleEast — who are trapped at the border,…
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There's been much speculation about an imminent #Turkey intervention in north #Syria (another one) 🧵

The rationale behind such a move would be threefold:
1. The Kurdish threat
2. Electoral tactics (which might backfire)
3. Revisionist plans-strategic leverage re #Syria's future
Can #Turkey go ahead? The short answers is "yes". The long answer is "it's complicated".

If previous interventions are any indication, two things we know: 1. TR prepares the ground diplomatically and 2. remains flexible during operations, negotiating the outcome.
A Turkish intervention would most likely mean that Ankara got the "green light" from #Russia and/or #US. A move west of Euphrates would mostly need the former; east of Euphrates, both.

In exchange, #Turkey would have to compromise as well vis-a-vis it's ideal objectives.
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Pro #Iranian militias reject #IraqiElections results. Most of the militias got no seats and other lost tremendous votes in compare with previous elections.
It's very complicated now for #Shitte parties. They should agree on a candidate to form the government however all Shitte parties combined got fewer seats than Sadr. Maliki seems to seek Sadr's approval with conditions.
Besides the ongoing meetings, #Maliki is in talks with #Khanjar to form an alliance along with other #Shitte parties except #Sadr. Maliki hopes #Kurds and #Sunnis will not reach an agreement and join his attempts to form the government. #FarAway
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1. Unclear if this is a signal of a change in #Russia's policy in #Syria, but it deserves note. #Erdoğan's deal with #Putin allowed #Turkey to occupy much of Northern #Syria using forces made up of al-#Qaeda & #Daesh fighters. Recent #Russian bombing in #Barad in SW #Afrin
2. hit and killed several of these Turkish backed al-#Hamzah Division terrorist forces. That group is embedded with Turkish forces and reported to be commanded by the Turkish special forces. Hamza is a monstrous terrorist force that commits crimes against #Kurds and religious
3. minorities and abducts women who are enslaved. There are also reports of Russian helicopters dumping flares over Turkish terrorist held region of North East Syria. IMO there will never be peace in Syria with Turkey and its terrorist occupying any part of it. Putin may have
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1. @JamaalBowmanNY says these @HouseDemocrats support removing US forces from #Syria. IMO that will let #Turkey murder #Kurds, #Christians & #Yazidi & install al-Qaeda terror zone. @RepRoKhanna @RepPeterDeFazio @Janshakowsky @RashidaTlaib @RepAndyLevin @RepCohen @RepRitchie
2. These members may be misguided. Lied to by #Turkey's lobbyists. Let them know, their support for Bowman's misguided #NDAA amendment could end their careers. Support all secular, democratic and gender equal Syria. Reject the enslavement of women.
3. The Syrians have done the fighting. We are in a purely advise and assist role. There have been almost no US force combat casualties in Syria. This was the one war we fought smart with local support who died by the thousands while we lost almost zero combat casualties.
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