Already 1000s of year ago, expansionists knew that hegemony requires take over of:
-border crossings (later when airplanes were invented also airports) 2- Locals 3- Resources
2/ Roman/Byzantine Empire took over countries & created an infrastructure network leading to its HQ. This facilitated transport of military & resources.
Today also other countries use same strategy. First thing is take over of infrastructure: sea/airports/land routes/crossings.
After suppressing an attempt by the #PLO to overthrow the monarchy in 1970-1, #Jordan disavowed all claims on the West Bank in 1988, seemingly ending hopes for what had long seemed the most viable solution: a federal state spanning the River Jordan. axios.com/jared-kushner-…
Jordan wasn't just renouncing territorial ambitions: it was putting up a firewall against what the East Bank elite, not unreasonably, regard as a dire internal threat, should a settlement on such terms come about. Hard to see why Amman would reverse now.
#Trump ajoute la controverse en fin d'1 déjà bien mauvaise soirée pour lui par ce tweet où il utilise 1 dog whistle (message suggéré)clair. Traiter de"dumb" (crétins) le présentateur de CNN Don Lemon et la star du #basket#LeBronJames, tous 2 Afro-Américains"parlera"à sa base. RT
2) En 2017, le General Social Survey de l'université de Chicago établissait que les 2 principaux clichés racistes sur les Afro-Américains- idiots et paresseux- avaient la vie dure chez les républicains. #Trump n'insulte pas #LeBronJames et #Lemon au hasard washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/w…
3) Quant au "#IlikeMike" cryptique de #Trump à la fin de son tweet, il indique sans nul doute la préférence du président pour Michael Jordan, l'ex-star du basket #NBA dont le rang de plus grand joueur de l'histoire est aujourd'hui contesté par #LeBronJames...
From Shabaa to Maarbeh all borders with occupied Golan Heights & with #Jordan are free & under the control of the #Syrian Army. #ISIS in Yarmouk Bassin is totally defeated eliminated by the Syrian Army & its allies. East of Qunietra Jabbat al-Khashab & Tarnaja r almost over.
More than 13,000 Jihadists of ex-Jabhat alNusra (aka HTS which is the same) have been shipped from the south of Syria to #Idlib (to those ignorants saying "no jihadists in the south).
In #Idlib, there are around 2 million people, including IDP. Thousands of civilians are leaving DAILY the biggest Jihadists stronghold after Tora Bora through a corridor established by #Russia from #Idlib towards the Government-controlled area.
#Moscow reportedly didnt allow direct passage of #WhiteHelmets to #Jordan (hence evacuation thru #Israel)while #Amman agreed to temporarily accept 'em only after guarantees frm West states they'd host them.#Canada to host 250 (activists+families),#Germany -8 activists +?families
#Palestinians are not indigenous to #Palestine👈This propaganda has no other purpose than 2 further dehumanize Palestinians & justify #Israel’s ongoing ethnic cleansing & murder
In #BenGurion own words👇😡you'll see how that outrageous claim is far removed from historical reality
Time has come for the serious confrontation with #ISIS "soldiers of the Caliphate" in Quneitra (Jaish Khaled bin al Waleed) bordering the occupied Golan heights as the Syrian Army, Hezbollah & allies reached the territory occupied by the group as part of south #Syria liberation.
#Damascus soldiers & allies are aware of the necessity of this inevitable battle that is supposed to begin as soon as the preparation of attack from different fronts is completed. This can be achieved when more territories under Nusra and FSA are cleared.
PRESSER: #Russia's FM #Lavrov & #Jordan/ian FM Safadi: 1. Say they're satisfiedd w/ "close & useful interaction" over #Syria both in trilateral format (w/ #US in Amman) & via Astana where Jordan is observer.
Lavrov says #Rus appreciates JRD mediation b/n #SAA&opposition militants
2. #Lavrov, #Safadi discussed "some concrete measures of how to address issue of #Syria/n refugees in #Jordan."
Both reinforced need to comply w/ trilateral agreements over SW de-escalation zone,including,Lavrov stressed,"part on fight w/ #ISIS, #HTS that control 40% of the area"
3.#Lavrov said the SW zone "remains a priority" since as terrorists get driven out,conditions will be created for return of refugees,incl those based now in #Jordan. #Moscow insists broad international coop needed to restore #Syria's infrastructure,create jobs...
Let me share with you few insights of what I saw in #Daraa, the battle of south #Syria:
To-date, there are important points to highlight in this battle 1/+
. #Damascus and its allies decided to start the battle off south #Syria with or without #Russia at start. The decision has been made and #Moscow accepted to engage along the Syria central government. This is not the first time this happen. 2/+
. No casualties among #Syria allies, participating in the battle in the south so far, despite their presence on multiple fronts.
. Assad offered no guarantee to #Israel or #US but is expected to keep Syrian Army forces once the south is liberated 3/+
The U.S.'s proposal for an accord with #Russia over #Syria, the purpose of which is to get #Iran out, is broadly known from reporting. Folks familiar with the Syria policy discussions clarified some details. <Thread below>
As an aside: the Syria policy seems to have been taken away from the State Department, wholly into the White House, specifically into the hands of John Bolton, in the run-up to this summit with Putin.
The U.S. will propose:
- Withdrawal of #Iran's personnel (inc. #Hizballah) from Syria, *not* in a "phased" manner but as Stage One of the process;
- After six months, with verification Iran is gone, the U.S. will shut down its bases, not just Tanf, all in the SDF/PKK area
MAP: After eliminating #Lajat salient, #SAA enters new phase by capturing Nahitah & securing Sama Hunaydat towns, seeking to secure its Daraa salient (through Khirbat Ghazalah) by clearing eastern #Daraa CS. #OpBasalt 1+
MAP: #SAA captures Maliha Sharqiyah, Maliha Gharbiyah, Rakham & 52nd Armoured Brigade from militant groups, activating Khirbat Ghazalah front by securing 42nd Air Defense Battalion in NE #Daraa CS. #Syria#OpBasalt
1700 H (EEST): An exclusive source confirms to @ArabianaINTEL that Al-Herak & Al-Sourah towns are still under militants control, despite some reports/maps claiming their liberation by #SAA. #Daraa#Syria
PS: ‘Alma has been fully captured by SAA moments ago. #OpBasalt
The battle of south Syria will be divide in two parts: the first part (Suweida/east Daraa) will continue without obstacles from players involved (#USA and #Israel).
The 2d part is still observing complications (the one including #ISIS - Jaish Khaled Bin al-Waleed) in #Quneitra.
The first part (Suweida/east Daraa) is aiming to open the #Damascus-#Amman road at Naseeb crossing. This will give a fresh air to the economy of both #Syria and #Jordan. The battle is expected to end in less than 2 months.
For the second part on the Israeli borders, #USA said it clearly is shall not pull out of al-Tanf today, tomorrow or in the near future.
The Israeli bombing last night close to #Damascus airport is due to the second part of the ops in south #Syria.
Weapons & supplies delivered by USA and allies - intended for "rebels" in that part of Syria - also reach terror groups (as defined by the UN SC) - did Obama care? does TRUMP care? - clearly NOT ... and there's a possibility that USA wanted ISIS to survive
Just finished a whirlwind trip to all of #Syria’s southern provinces whose fates depend on the battles/negotiations in the days and weeks ahead. Here’s a view of Israeli-occupied Majd al Shams on the Syrian Golan.
Abu Abdo, the father of Druze martyr Abdo Tawil, stands in front of a “martyr tree” in Hadar, Quneitra. To a man, the Druze of Hadar tell me that Israeli firepower provides cover for the Islamist militants every time they try to storm this defiant town. #Syria
A mere few kilometers from #Syria’s border with #Jordan, Daraa civilians shopping for their Iftar meal told me they want the Naseeb border crossing btwn the 2 states opened asap, are fed-up with the war, and are pressing militants to reconcile & stop the battle for the south.