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The idea that the CIA's T-50 program with the #FSA "failed" & the DOD's Train, Advise, Assist & Equip program with the #YPG-#SDF "succeeded" -- one key point made here -- is a bit of a simplification.

There can't be a direct comparison, given the operational differences.
The CIA's T50 program was covert & limited strictly to weapons supply & [very] limited intel support/external advice to groups (a) active in a highly complex environment, amid hostile jihadists & (b) against governments, with airforce/s, artillery etc.
The DOD's #YPG-#SDF program was initiated amid a direct U.S military intervention, in which U.S. SOF were deployed on the ground & close air support & later artillery support was provided -- to strengthen the #SDF, incentivize its unity, and protect it from *all* rivals/enemies.
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What happened in #Daraa today was not a surprise -- it's been on the cards for 2+ years.

#Assad won't "reconcile" with opponents he has labeled "germs" since 2011 & #Russia has unsurprisingly proven incapable of facilitating the impossible.

This is why UNSCR 2254 exists.
In 2019-20, the most consistently unstable region of #Syria was #Daraa.

Far from being "reconciled," the "cradle of the revolution" had been brutally suppressed & forced to a surrender - & few/none of its conditions were later met.

That's no solution to a decade-long hostility.
When #Syria's largest "reconciled zone" is the country's most unstable, you have incontrovertible evidence that #Russia's reconciliation strategy is a failure.

#Syria will never stabilize with an unchallenged #Assad at the helm - this ought to be clear by today.
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S. #Syria: this morning this huge convoy reached town of #Daraa. It has 100s of 4th Division soldiers with heavy artillery & many armor incl. Adra tanks equipped for urban warfare. Way to get concessions but any offensive has to been greenlighted by #Russia (not the case so far).
S. #Syria: among the equipment 4th Division brought in #Daraa this morning, there's also the IRAM heavy "Golan" launcher, with 12 x 360 mm caliber's rockets (each one with a warhead of 180 kg). Highly imprecise, use for carpet bombardment. ImageImage
S. #Syria: today 4th Division entered the S. part of #Daraa, breaching deal to set up few checkpoints. It triggered clashes with local insurgents. After sporadic shelling, tensions remain tonight amidst negotiations. Outcome: one killed, several wounded.
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Zionist terrorist gangs are no different to #ISIS #FSA #NusraFront terrorist gangs in #Syria. Synergy is important to fully understand. Deir Yassin massacre 9/10 April 1948. Pregnant women were raped & murdered, their abdomens torn open, bodies dismembered. Irgun gang led by...
2. Menachem Begin. Purpose was to drive fear into Palestinian hearts & force them fm homes & villages in ethnic cleansing pogrom.

In #Homs Western/Israeli-backed terrorist gangs "moderates" paraded women naked, mocking them. Pregnant women were raped, foetus were torn from
3. their abdomen & armed gangs played football with it. Women were tied between two cars, the cars drove further & further apart until the body was torn in two, while still alive. This is all based on survivor testimony, totally ignored by Corporate media criminals who portray
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From released videos of Turkish Grey Wolves mafia leader (Sedat Peker),we have learnt that;

⭕️Turkish govt sell cocaine/heroine in Europe & Turkey
⭕️Turkish govt use drug money to finance #FSA groups in Syria& #Afrin
⭕️Turkish govt use drug money to finance TR media = fake news Image
Turkish mafia leader who fled to UAE, Sedat Peker released 4 videos of confession about his relations with Turkish govt, ministers and Erdogan' family

He explains illegal activities of Turkish govt, ministers, Erdogan' family and how they seize properties, laundering money& more
It was reported before that the Turkish government was using "Grey Wolves" criminal groups to seize properties of Kurds in occupied Rojava/Syria region of #Afrin. Turkish mafia leader confirms this relations and use of drug money financing Pro #Turkey jihadi and criminal groups. Image
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This is great by @jeromedrev & @patrickhaenni -- #HTS has come to represent something uniquely challenging.

After violently achieving domination (vs. #FSA, #AQ & #ISIS), it's now pursuing a policy of "gradual opening & mainstreamisation," giving concessions & seeking acceptance.
@jeromedrev @patrickhaenni The U.S, #Europe & #Turkey should press #HTS to address concerns & "define clear benchmarks which (if met) could enable HTS to shed its “terrorist” label," argue @dkhalifa & @NoahBonsey.

Doing so would symbolize a new diplomacy+military approach to CT.

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@jeromedrev @patrickhaenni @dkhalifa @NoahBonsey Following yesterday's public revelation of #HTS hosting @FrontlinePBS (& others) in #Idlib, my thread below details how the former #AlQaeda affiliate has adapted in recent yrs & created new realities & challenges/dilemmas we'll have to deal w. eventually:

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Over the years, #bced teachers' objection to the #FSA has often been narrowed to the Fraser Institute's ranking of schools. Although this is a particularly odious use of the results, it should by no means be considered the sole reason to dispense with this standardized exam. 1/
The #FSA is bad pedagogy. The format and content are outdated. Giving a test unrelated to classroom learning in an unfamiliar format is completely contrary to best practice in assessment and evaluation. The exam does not align with #bced new curriculum. 2/
The exam reduces student service. Administering the #FSA takes up valuable teaching time. Time that could be spent serving the student is spent serving the test. Low scores for a school result in no additional support or resources for students. 3/
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The intra-jihadi dynamic in #Idlib is rapidly intensifying, as #HTS is seeking to re-assert itself vis-a-vis (1) the opposition, (2) local civil society, (3) #Turkey & (4) increasingly exasperated #AlQaeda-leaning factions.

In doing so, it's revealing its multiple identities.
In recent weeks, we've seen escalatory events:

1. Khaled al-Aruri's death in a US drone strike

2. Formation of the #AlQaeda-leaning 'Stand Firm' ops room

3. #HTS arrest of:
- Sirajideen Makhtarov (Abu Saloh al-Uzbeki)
- Jamal Hassan Zayniya (Abu Malik al-Talli)
- Tauqir Sharif
Weeks ago, #HTS was attempting to [re-]build bridges with #Idlib civil society & now it's cracking down on divisive #AlQaeda loyalists & defecting critics.

Hard not to see the drivers involved here:

- Protect internal unity & regional primacy
- Undermine #AQ
- Message #Turkey
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I recognize the right of the people of #CHAZ to self determination and independence, I'm thinking of giving them some oil wells in #Alaska to survive; maybe #Russia can help secure those wells, and calling on freedom fighters of the world to move there:

SATO (South Atlantic Treaty Organizations) should immediately deploy in #CHAZ and secure its territories from the regime of #DonaldTrump which in real oppress and kill their own citizens live on camera with support of the #US National Guards militias.
#GeorgeFloyd #ICantBreathe
The people of #California should allow #FUSA (Free US Army) to burn their wheat fields in order to support #CHAZ independence from the regime of #DonaldTrump who lost legitimacy and is hiding in a bunker under the #WhiteHouse:

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#Syria #Turkey #FSA #NATO
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#Syria #Idlib
Here is the moment when #Turkish forces started shooting at protesters on the M4 highway against joint #Russia|n-TSK patrol missions.
#Syria #Idlib
Açcording to local news agencies, a #Turkish drone has airstriked an #HTS position in Eastern Idlib after militants tried to destroy a TSK vehicle with an ATGM missile.
#Syria #Idlib
Apaprently, #HTS and #Turkey are holding talks in order to de-escalate the situation.
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#Syria: rebel forces have downed a regime helicopter (Mil Mi-17) over the city of #Idlib earlier today.

It's most likely the helicopter was flying at this altitude over the region to conduct a barrel bomb attack
#Syria: rebels at the crash site of the regime helicopter, shot down over #Idlib
#Syria: rebel forces are reported to be back in control of the village of Nayrab, just west of Saraqib (#Idlib)
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#Syria: rebels claim to have launched an counter-offensive on the village Nayrab, in order to break the siege on Saraqib and relieve the rebels still stuck inside the town
#Syria: the remaining rebels in Saraqib managed to hold out for an extra day, but now the regime has indeed fully taken the town.

Bombs are now falling on #Idlib city, the next main target in range.
#Syria: civilians continue to head towards #SDF territory, aided in the crossing by #FSA rebels and Kurdish police ImageImageImageImage
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#BREAKING: An #USAF's MQ-9 Reaper drone used its Hellfire R9X to slice a top JIhadist commander in pieces in al-Bassuta, #Afrin, #Syria. First footage of the aftermath of the airstrike which left a commander of #AlQaeda affiliated #HTS (Hayat Tahrir al-Sham) & two others dead 👇
This Operation was jointly carried-out by the #CIA & #USAF. The Hellfire R9X managed to turn targets into mince meat without causing any harm to any individual outside the car. It is reported that the dead #HTS commander was cooperating with #Turkey backed #SNA terrorists.
Video shows that the car which was targeted had high speed in the #Azaz-#Afrin road in the northern countryside of #Aleppo outskirt, North of #Syria. Not any other car or individual which was in the road at that time was hit. The missile precisely killed the targets.
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#Syria #Idlib
Wreckages of the missile used by #SyAF-#Russia|n warplanes on a refugee camp in Qah.
Still unclear to me the logic of using such weapon since now Russia cannot share its well-known fake news about White Helmets staging the attacks.
#Syria #Idlib
Death toll in Qah refugee camp due to a #SyAF-#Russia|n airstrike rised to +20. +15 wounded.
#Syria #Idlib
More pics of the wreckages of the missile used by #SyAF-#Russia|n warplanes to airstrike a refugee camp in Qah.
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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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#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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1. Ongoing thread covering #IS’s response to and comms around recent developments in northern #Syria. Focus will be on camps, prisons and tactics.
2. 9 Oct: Something weird going on in #Raqqa, which was, per #SDF reports last night, subject to a “large-scale assault” by #IS. Meanwhile, total radio silence from #IS.
3. This is strange. When #IS has mounted flash urban assaults in years gone by, it has intensively reported on them, often as the attacks were ongoing. Think #Palmyra, Dec 16; Kirkuk, Oct 16, #Rutbah, May 16, #Kobane, Jun 15.
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1. Awkward for Putin if he really had groomed Tulsi.

I think the Al-Qaeda she wanted @BarackObama to attack in 2015 are @HillaryClinton's #FSA jihadists. Also think @KremlinRussia_E told Trump to allow @RTErdogan to use them to murder Syrian Christians & Kurds. #TFSA.
2. I'm pretty sure that in Syria you'd rather take your chances with Assad than with ISIS/Al-Qaeda. And now they're the only options with Trump's surrender to ISIS. And Turkey should be listed jihadist state sponsor. IMO that's not subject to reasonable dispute.
3. Question for @HillaryClinton: Did you have anything to do with listing the #PKK and #Ocalon's arrest? I'm trying to research this.
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Tensions increase in Lebanese city as protesters clash with Harakat Amal supporters: video aml.ink/GfhJ7
"#Hezbollah leader Hassan #Nasrallah has signaled his readiness to support the current #Lebanese govt amid the ongoing protests in the capital Beirut. In a televised speech, Nasrallah said that he would back the govt,“but with a new agenda & a new spirit”
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"The #Turkish-backed militants launched a surprise attack on the #SyrianArmy’s defenses near the #Syrian-#Turkish border today in a bid to advance to the Tal Tamr District of Al-Hasakah."
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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.
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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.
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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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