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Never has the self-suicide of #Syria's mainstream opposition been more clear than in recent days.

#Afrin was really bad, but this NE incursion (its manner; its consequences etc.) is truly beyond the pale -- in truth, what we've witnessed is a #Turkish campaign through-&-through.
It's clear now that the Dec 2016 loss of #Aleppo - in large part due to #Turkey selling it out to #Russia - was *the* turning point.

Opposition factions lost any sense of autonomy of action & over the years that followed, everyone but #JFS-#HTS & #AlQaeda existed *for* #Ankara.
An #American presence in NE #Syria kept at least some of this #Turkish ambition under wraps (just ), but #Trump's naive (or malicious?) "green light" decision after speaking with #Erdogan let everything loose.

Only now are we seeing the consequences -- and they're not yet clear.
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Who are the #Kurds? Why should overthrow of Govt of #Syria be their objective? Are they on a quest for #Kurdistan or are they just pawns in the game of geopolitical players? What are the implications of the Turkish #OperationPeaceSpring for #India?
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In 1973 President Richard Nixon & Secretary of State Henry Kissinger instigated a CIA #Kurdish uprising in #Iraq against #SaddamHussein. The US walked away from the rebellion when Saddam and the Shah of #Iran settled their differences, leaving the #Kurds to face their own fate.
In addition to political disagreements and rivalries, tensions between the two dominant Iraqi #Kurdish political parties, the #Kurdistan Democratic Party #KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan #PUK escalated to a civil war that killed more than 2,000 #Kurds in the mid-1990s.
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Operation Timber Sycamore - How the West funded and trained #ISIS terrorists with the objective of overthrowing the Government of Syria. The #DeepState project ultimately phased out by @realDonaldTrump.
greatgameindia.com/operation-timb…
Operation Timber Sycamore is a covert operation authorized by Obama to train and equip the anti-Assad rebellion. However the op started way back when CIA was operating via Britain’s MI6 to avoid having to notify Congress that it was arming rebels in Syria. theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-c…
In 2012 Obama signed a top-secret executive order authorizing CIA to provide “non-lethal support” to the rebels in Syria aka #ISIS terrorists for the "Assad Must Go" Project.
theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-a…
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Some important facts when reporting on #TurkishArmy operations in #Syria:
•The #YPG has ethnically cleansed several cities of their Arab inhabitants as documented by @amnesty & others
•ISIS has carried out many terroris attacks inside #Turkey including 2016 Airport, 2017 NYE
•As with every war, each side pushes its own propaganda. The #PYD/#YPG have previously used images that were proven to be either doctored or from other countries
#Turkey says main aim is to create safe zone &go after “terrorists” but #OperationPeaceSpring has other motives too
•These include economic benefits from construction projects + others in post-conflict #Syria
•The issue of refugees has become a toxic electioneering one domestically in #Turkey. There’s a belief that by reducing their number Gov popularity will increase.
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#Breaking: Reports coming out from a #SDF spokesperson, that they have agreed with #Russia and the Assad regime to hand over control of border cities of #Manbij and #Kobane in #Syria, amid the Turkish invasion into the country. #Turkey
#Update: Also the report says that SDF fighters will leave the area of #Manbij and #Kobane within hours to let the Assad regime Syrian Arab Army #SAA control the area.
#Update: Statement from a #SDF spokesperson allowing the Syrian Arab Army, who is controlled by the Assad regime and is the country main army force. To hand over control of the cities of #Manbij and #Kobani, to the Russians and Assad, to protect them from the Invasion of #Turkey
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They are almost certainly leaving the country entirely. US forces depend on a ground supply line via Faysh Khabur in the far northeast, so we cannot withdraw southward into Deir ez Zour Province and sustain that presence
A sustainable presence in Deir ez Zour would require a new logistics train from Iraq, probably by air. By land would require traversing lots of terrain that we can't secure from #Iran's proxies.
I think at best a withdrawal south of the M4 highway would be a bid for time
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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Avant même le début de l'opération anti terroriste de la #Turquie au nord de la #Syrie contre la milice marxiste kurde #PKK classée terroriste, une grande opération de propagande a été lancée dans tous les médias occidentaux!

Voici un thread sur les éléments de cette propagande
1. Dans tous les articles ou émissions sur cette opération, on annonce que la cible est bien "LES KURDES"

L'objectif est de diaboliser l'opération et la #Turquie en la montrant contre un groupe ethnique, longtemps persécuté et non contre un groupe classé terroriste, le #PKK...
Hors la #Turquie est le pays non seulement qui a le plus de citoyens kurdes mais qui accueille 300 000 réfugiés syriens kurdes!!

Rien que le parti de #Erdogan a 40 députés kurdes et bcp de kurdes votent AKP

Pourquoi donc la Turquie attaquerait "les kurdes"? Quel intérêt ?
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#USA #Pompeo s'est entretenu avec #LeDrian au sujet de l'incursion de la #Turquie en Syrie. "La France est notre partenaire fort en matière de sécurité internationale et nous continuerons à travailler ensemble pour nous opposer aux menaces mondiales"
#Turkey #Syria #Kurds #SDF
J'ai supprimé un tweet qui présentait des images qui ne correspondaient pas au contexte.
merci à @Azadnebi de la rectification 👍
#USA Faisant face à 1 réaction violente après avoir semblé donner son feu vert à l'attaque de la #Turquie contre les #Kurdes en #Syrie, le président #DonaldTrump a appelé la pression sur l'allié des #EtatsUnis de l'#OTAN en menaçant de sanctions sévères
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Because they were #Turkish.

The last time #Kurds in #Nusaybin started an uprising, #Turkey bombed the city to rubble, killing hundreds of civilians.
IMPORTANT: #Turkey is now bombing #Kurds in #Nusaybin (the Kurdish city in south-east Turkey that was bombed to rubble in 2015/16 by Turkey) as a false flag operation against #YPG/#SDF.

Civilians took pictures of the mortars hitting the city...

Turns out they are all Turkish.
On Tuesday, contacts told me that #Kurds in #Nusaybin are worried that #Turkey would soon bomb them as a false flag op. against #YPG, since it's a #Kurdish city where nearly all residents support the #HDP/are seen as enemies.

It's a sick version of two birds with one stone.
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The Kurdis Question

Since theres lot of #DeepState propaganda floating around, heres a #thread on the Geopolitical history of the #Kurds and how they have been used again and again as a pawn in the game for larger objectives.

Syria
Turkey
#KurdishGenocide
#KurdsBetrayedByTrump
Ever since the US invaded #Syria, the US and #Israel have supported the semi-autonomous #Kurdistan, with Israel purchasing $3.84 billion dollars worth of OIL from them, a move that has geopolitical and economic ramifications for all parties involved. newrepublic.com/article/118549…
In 2015, the Financial Times reported that #Israel had imported as much as 77 percent of its OIL supply from #Kurdistan. The sales were a sign of Iraqi Kurdistan’s growing assertiveness and the further fraying of ties between Erbil and #Baghdad. ft.com/content/150f00…
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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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I've made my thoughts clear on how *bad* #Trump's decisions have been for #Syria policy (& the #SDF).

But let's just get something straight:

- The U.S. knowingly decided to ally with a designated terrorist organization (the #PYD/#YPG) in 2014 to fight #ISIS in #Kobani & beyond.
#pt: The State Dept, NCTC & CIA all viewed the #PYD as the #PKK's #Syria affiliate in 2013 -- that's in public documents.

That label was [quietly] removed in 2014.

In #Turkey - a #NATO state, whether we like it or not - the #PKK is viewed as *the* existential security threat.
#pt: #Turkey was complicit in terrible #Syria border control & ties to #Nusra. No doubt.

But put that aside for minute:

Imagine if a foreign state brought #ISIS to #Mexico & armed it to fight cartels, while assuring #Washington: "don't worry, they're only interested in Mexico."
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For years, anarchists, socialists + antifascists have given their lives in the fight against ISIS + in support of the autonomous confederation of Rojava in so-called Northern Syria. Praised by US politicians + pundits as heroes against ISIS, yet demonized at home as "terrorists."
Michael Israel from #Sacramento, #California was a member of the #DSA and the @iww. He was killed by the Turkish State in an air strike north of Raqqa. He was on his second tour with the #YPG.
@iww Anna Campbell, an anarchist from the UK, became the first British woman to be killed in the conflict, dying alongside other YPJ volunteers during the Turkish attack on Afrin. Her death began an international campaign to have her body returned home. theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…
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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army #TFSA Commanders gathering their forces for the upcoming #OperationPeaceSpring in both Northem #Syria and Northem Aleppo after US #SyriaWithdrawal
Ready to launch #OperationPeaceSpring
#TFSA enroute to the frontlines #OperationPeaceSpring
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Western TV journalists who've visited the #YPG (PKK) in #Syria describe the #US withdrawal from the north as a betrayal. They repeat false claims like YPG lost 10k dead fighting ISIS. These journalists were stage managed by YPG during visits and know nothing about their abuses.
#FSA and the Islamic brigades drove #ISIS out of Idlib, Aleppo and Syria's northwest. FSA alone lost 3,500 dead battling ISIS without air support. Despite this #US chose #YPG (PKK) to fight ISIS who can't fight without air support which led to huge destruction and civilian death.
#US support for the #YPG (PKK) in Syria has not only caused unnecessary large-scale destruction but their distribution of advanced weapons to the terror group was a mistake. Soon we will see if #Turkish soldiers will be killed by weapons provided to YPG by fellow NATO members.
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You are a idiot for pulling back out of Northern #Syria, you are giving #Turkey exactly what they want the land to steal and to release #ISIS fighters from their prisons to kill even more Kurdish people and Christians in that part... The #US should be ashamed of them selves...
Investing billions of dollars into the #SDF and #YPG fighters and now you are leaving them to basically die in the hands of #Turkey and leaving Turkish fighters to free #ISIS prisoners because Erdogan loves them to fight for him...
And not to mention the #EU with the #UN gave #Turkey over 65 billion Euros of the 150 billion package to keep the Syrian refugees over there in Turkey. But what most people do not know is that Turkey build a Northern wall with a vast amount of that money.
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#Syria #EasternEuphrates
Footage showing #US troops leaving bases near the #Turkish-Syrian border.
#Syria #EasternEuphrates
Pics of the base left by #US soldiers this morning in Tel Abyad.
#Syria #EasternEuphrates
#SDF announces that the 1st consequence of #US withdrawal from NorthEastern Syria is the enter of #SAA in #Manbij.
#Trump decision will then help not ony #Turkey, but also #Russia and #Assad.
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6. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
#ForeignTerrorists #RegimeChange #Imperialism #WarCriminal #Lies #Conspiracy
#Hypocrisy
1. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
2. Further Proof. The Truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the Govt of #Syria & #Syrian Army?
As you can see, they are #Not Syrians!
Any question?
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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Tomorrow Sept.16 Ankara to host trilateral #Russia-#Iran-#Turkey summit on #Syria. It is expected to announce quite important decisions on, e.g. finalization of the Constitutional Committee & political process in general, #Idlib, return of #refugees, humanitarian aid. Stay tuned.
#Putin just landed in #Ankara for trilateral #Syria summit. Apart of #Syria related issues #Russia, #Iran & #Turkey will likely to discuss the recent attack on #SaudiArabia oil facilities which led to 19% increase of Brent price & will likely increase regional tensions.
#Putin & #Erdogan just finished bilateral talks. Instead of planned hour-long meeting they spent 2 hrs.
Topics discussed are quite evident judging by #Russia's lineup:
- #Lavrov
- FP aide Ushakov
- energy minister Novak
- defense minister #Shoigu
- #Syria special envoy Lavrentiev
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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