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1. I think the US may be engaged in slight policy shift in #Syria re #SDF though I don't think the rules of engagement have changed, this statement today by #Coalition Spox is a big deal IMO:

"MC: I’d like to take a moment to describe some more of our relationship with the SDF.
2. We are… the Coalition, the US-led Coalition is on several bases in NE Syria. The bases we live on are Syrian Democratic Forces bases. Today, you came and you saw SDF soldiers and guards who let you into this base. We exist in full partnership with the SDF.
3. This partnership goes beyond the security of our bases. Outside the bases, we have joint patrols where SDF and Coalition troops provide regional security, search for outlaws and protect critical infrastructure. We also have training.
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#BREAKING: Angry over his inability to drag #NATO into #Syrian war, dictator #Erdogan has ordered #Turkish security forces to open borders and let #Syrian refugees travel freely to #EU among them there are hundreds of #ISIL members which #Turkey recently released in NE #Syria!
#BREAKING: This video is reported to be showing the first group of #Syrian refugees walking toward #Europe after #Turkish Gendarmerie opened the borders on order of #Erdogan. There are #ISIL members among them who are recently released from the #SDF's prison camps in NE #Syria.
They are on their ways to #Europe now. Tens of thousands of refugees from #Syria, #Afghanistan, #Pakistan & other countries are now walking toward the borders with #Bulgaria to immigrate to their future home, #Germany! They are thankful of #Erdogan!
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In 85 days, ~1 million people have fled their homes in #Idlib, #Syria.

60% are kids & 20% women.

They're now homeless, hemmed onto a shut #Turkey border. There are no tents left & little food. Kids are freezing to death.

Where the Hell is the world's attention? WAKE UP.
#pt: The #Idlib crisis is unprecedented, BUT not just for #Syria - this is the biggest humanitarian crisis in modern history AND it happened rapidly, in 2-3 months.

This isn't just "someone else's problem," it's a global one. If left untouched, the consequences WILL be global.
#pt: 1 million people, including 600,000 kids, with the clothes on their back & some blankets, if they're lucky. In the winter.

The @UN has run out of cross-border funds & #Syria is blocking supplies from elsewhere.

Meanwhile, #Russia is flattening hospitals, schools & markets.
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1. The @nytimes is wrong on the facts. There is an alternative. MT Syria’s Drawn-Out Agony
2. Times: “there remains no viable resistance inside #Syria for #America to support.”

That’s factually incorrect. AA of #NES is an oposition group. The Times doesn’t distingush between “Rebels” (mostly jihadists including #ISIS and Al-#Qaeda) and the #SDF, the brave fighters
3. who fight shoulder-to-shoulder with @SOJTFOIR in the war against terror. #Turkey armed and financed Al-Qaeda & ISIS. Syrians should not be left with a choice of either ISIS or Assad. In NES folks are free. The misguided uniformed people on Times Editorial board threaten NES
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1. #NES #Syria: I see what appear to be propaganda based reports amplifying a perceived conflict developing between #Russia and #Turkey. There are reports citing Pentagon source but I can find no Pentagon statement to confirm it. Absent that, I'm considering it propaganda.
2. ENKS appearing with Turkey and appearing to have rejected reconciliation in Syria is a serious development. Because I conclude Turkey is a fully corrupted society I suspect #ENKS has been co-opted. The point of this is it appears that ground is being prepared for another
3. Turkish attack on US force areas. Yesterday's strident propaganda piece in @kommersant that I read as an official statement that includes more propaganda to alienate Syrians and create a more dangerous situation for US forces supports Turkey's goal to advance ISIS restart
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Forget about #Idlib bunch NE #Syria will be a flash point. Mark my words
#USA flag removed from APC after protests in #Hasakah CS which culminated into gunfight. At least one of villagers killed #Syria
One more video of confrontation with #USA forces near #Hasakah #Syria
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This is Hevrin Khalaf. A 34-year-old Syrian Kurdish political leader. She was respected internationally, as someone striving for peace in the region. But on the 12th of October she was silenced forever. Watch the BBC documentary right here :
On the 12th of October, Hevrin Khalaf set off from al-Hasakah around 5.30am with her driver, Farhad Ramadan. They were heading west on the M4 motorway. Earlier that morning eyewitnesses report, a #SNA military convoy was seen crossing into Syria from Turkey.
This video, filmed by an Ahrar al-Sharqiya fighter, shows the sun has just risen, putting the time between 6.30am and 7am. It was the same time that Hevrin Khalaf was using the M4, to get to her office that morning. #Syria
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1. In the late summer of 2014, I begged the Obama administration to provide cover & JPADS drops to save the few hundred #Kurdish YPG YPJ left surrounded by #Daesh in #Kobane. And he did it. I have reported every day on their courageous battle against Daesh. My YouTube channel
2.every Pentagon briefing from 2016 to #Daesh's surrender. IMO Trump's betrayal was a greater blunder than killing #QassemSoleimani.

We need a place to go. The #SDC and #SDF can administer a save civil society based on self governance and the Golden Rule.
3. Free, secular and Democratic. It may not be too late. But we have to act fast. Ask your members of Congress to support the SDC and SDF and demand Turkey withdraw from North and East Syria. Turkey is booting us. Now Iraq. We need trusted friends. @SenatorRisch @senatemajldr
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Hours away to end 2019, the new stage of Syrian war has officially settled down, where politics decisions have replaced in an important way the military campaigns, mostly focused on the last terrorist reducts: (1)
2019 started as 2018 ended, #SDF continued #CizireStorm operation against last #ISIS stronghold, battle proved difficult & took 3 month to liberate the last 70 Km^2 under #ISIS control. On March 23 2019 #ISIS finally lost the last urban territories & became an insurgent group (2)
Turkish pressure had delayed any military operations in "Greater #Idlib" during 9 months since Sochi agreement. However, the continue violations of this agreement force #SAA to launch the first stage of #IdlibDawn. Between (6/5/2019-6/6/2019) #SAA liberated 134 Km^2 (3)
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1. I remember Nasser. As a boy I thought he was cool.

Imagine an integration of Iraq, Syria & Lebanon as members of the United States of the Levant. Oil, gas, hydro and fresh water with motivated educated populations. None of that is possible under Islamist extremism.
2. Absent an integration, the great powers will forever use this region to compete. Clearly an international integration is a dream. But the federalization of the independent states, particularly Iraq & Syria, would result in a decentralized political system that is
3. self-defending. These nations will not survive outside of a secular society. They will continue to erupt on a regular predictable basis.

I have not seen any study on it so I will comment from my own observation based on mostly anecdotal evidence. Regions of Syria that
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1. Unpleasant as it may be for many, the current trajectory of the war in #Syria will require the US to work with the #Damascus government to keep the country from becoming an even worse terrorist breeding ground. When we overthrew Saddam we destroyed the military too. The result
2. was #ISIS and chaos on a massive scale. #Geneva process when accomplished will create a democratically elected Syrian government. It will still have to fight the terrorists that #Turkey & Qatar finance & arm.

#SDF is not a separatist force. They are a loyal opposition force
3. Loyal to Syria that they fight to defend. The goal of a federal Syria is the principal part of SDF's ideological thinking that ties them to Abdullah Öcalan. The federal system is not the PKK's ideological creation. It's America's. Local governance brings stability in diverse
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1. #Turkey is affiliated with both #ISIS & Al-#Qaeda. Congress should give @RTErdogan days to begin full withdrawal from all of Northern Syria: Afrin to Sere Kaniye. Barring it Turkey's economy & war making power must be sanctioned. @NATO must be anti-imperialist to survive.
2. Turkey's strategic objectives in the invasion were to free #Daesh, seize oil & gas and Syrian territory. The US, Russian and SAA redeployment prevented them from achieving the first two objectives so they were left with just seizing territory, committing mass murder,
3. pillage and genocide.

Since 2014, I have closely observed the #YPG & #YPJ initially and then watched the formation of the #SDF, a combined #Arab, #Christian & #Kurdish force. #SDF is a liberation force. They do no acts consistent with terrorism and only people who need fear
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1. The deal made by the Russians and SDF was noteworthy. Turkey threatened to attack US forces and Trump backed down. The current fighting Turkey is killing regular Syraian forces along with #SDF & civilians. Now Erdogan is confronting the Russians who were reported
2. to have air support in the area. Turkey is an invading force. A Russian counter attack IMO would not trigger an Art. 5 obligation. It’s worth noting that many of the Turkish-backed force in NES are the ones Russian has been fighting in #Idlib. Could Russia figure they might
3. as well finish them off in #SDF contested territory as having to deal with them again in Idlib? If that’s the thinking, Turkey may either have to watch powerless as Russian air power hammers its jihadist mercenaries or risk a confrontation with the Russian air force.
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1. When the #SDF liberated #Tabqa, many said that the #Kurd majority #SDF could not function in an Arab city. They did not seek to rule only empower Tabqa's Arabs to create a self defense force, the Tabqa Military Council. Now brothers & sisters in arms are coming to the rescue
2. of the #Kurds and #Christians and #Arabs in the north under threat from the #TurkishISIS Orcs. Like Lord of the Rings, the torch was lit and the the call was answered. Turkey under Erdogan is the enemy of all humanity and its army is the army of Orcs from the underworld.
3. Those who seek genocide deserve to be destroyed. Americans have also been betrayed and our vengeance will have to wait until next year when when we send the @GOP Orc army, @senatemajldr & the @SenateGOP majority packing and, in 2022 #JihadiJim Risch too. @SenatorRisch
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1. In Syria it's important to note that the #SDF is not a majority Kurdish force. The linking entire 90,000 SDF to 3,000 PKK because some SDF members' pasts is absurd. Does Erdogan claim that the over 50% Arab SDF force came from caves in Bakur or Qandil? It's absurd.
2. N&E Syria's SDF backed population's strongest weapon is they're among the only groups qualified to vote under Geneva Communique. The Russians and Iranians are kidding themselves to think Assad regime can win a ruling majority under the free and fair election guaranteed by
3. by Geneva. N&E Syrian Kurds, Christians & Arabs have to hold on another 14 months when Trump will be gone. We are to blame but he has no support for his decision to back a genocide of Kurds and Christians besides @SenatorRisch who appears to care less
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Here is the list of 76 #ISIS fighters & commanders who are working With Turkish army right now in the war against #Kurds in north #Syria .first section of the list includes the names of ALL ISIS terrorists
#ISIL #DAESH #IslamicState #داعش…
2/ #Leaked
#ISIS Intel has returned to Tal Abyad in N #Syria working with Turkish Army & appeared on Turkish state TV propaganda shown as freedom fighter who misses his home town with tears on his eyes
#ISIL #DAESH #IslamicState #داعش
report link…
3/ Evidence :
when joe biden @JoeBiden was vice president of the United States, he told a journalist from a univeristy in #America that #Turkey is supporting jihadi terrorists such as ISIS,etc in Turkey-#Syria border
#ISIL #DAESH #IslamicState #داعش #kurds #trump #erdogan #SDF
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US facing expanding radicalization problem - National Counterterrorism Center acting Director Russell Travers warns during talk at @WashInstitute the number of people in the #NCTC datat base has "grown by a factor of almost 20"
@WashInstitute NEW: "We have no indication that foreign terrorists have tried to exploit" the US refugee system, per #NCTC acting Dir Russell Travers
@WashInstitute Goal should be for US to have "near real time biographic & biometric screening" to keep terrorists out of the country, per #NCTC's Travers
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Two independent sources have ID’d two of the #IslamicState women from #Belgium escaped from #SDF camp in #AlHol months before the Turkish offensive already. They appear to be two of our most dangerous ones (1/5)…
Kaoutar Bioui (32), aka Umm Haniefa, is the wife of former #Shariah4Belgium headpiece Hicham Chaïb. He appeared in an official #IslamicState video shortly after the #BrusselsAttacks, executing a prisoner with a shot in the head (2/5)
Rahma Benmezian (31), aka Umm Nusaiba, is the sister of one of the women who escaped last month from #SDF camp #AinIssa and was recently caught in #Turkey after crossing the border near Kilis (3/5)
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51. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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1. Why the Oil? I reported my analysis for about a year that Erdogan's strategic objective with his safe zone is Syria's oil fields. In the current operation after answering Baghdadi's call to release the ISIS fighters held in #SDF prisons he was going to move to seize the oil.
2. In addition, Rumilan deployment is positioned to guard our supply lines from KRG territory. If we are going to keep #SDF viable we have to keep them supplied.

Now that @CENTCOM has thwarted Erdogan's strategic objectives he can choose full withdrawal or economic
3. sanctions. For me this evidences that the US military CIA and possibly Congress have woken up to who Erdogan is. I have reported his ISIS affiliation for five years and his brutal ISIS/Al-Qaeda force has brought us to the reality that we may have go to war with Turkey.
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50. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, Jordan, Nato in Syria
#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstHumanity
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1. @POTUS Trump and @EsperDoD @thejointstaff taking credit for the Kurds' successful mission. #SDF caught #Baghdadi and Trump and @RTErdogan tried to stop it. These grocery clerks are just lying for an ISIS affiliate in the @WhiteHouse.

And the oil will go to Assad. that's what
2. Trump and @EsperDoD betrayal of the SDF has guaranteed.

They are now pretending the US has a role in Syria. It's pathetic.

In 2021 @TheDemocrats will have @TheJusticeDept and will expose the treachery of the @DeptofDefense working for ISIS & Al-Qaeda protecting Turkey.
3. Every 4 star who touches this cl*lsterf*ck will lose their pension. They have one chance to keep their $20,000 a month. Expose Trump and @EsperDoD to Congress. @DefenseIntel @CIA Tick-tock folks.

E-1 retirements in your futures. @DoD_IG .
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Happening now: @DeptofDefense Sec. @EsperDoD and @thejointstaff Chairman, Gen. Mark Milley, brief on the US takedown of #ISIS leader Abu Bakr al #Baghdadi...
@DeptofDefense @EsperDoD @thejointstaff Death of #ISIS' #Baghdadi "marks a devastating blow for the remnants of ISIS, who are now deprived of their inspirational leader" per @EsperDoD
@DeptofDefense @EsperDoD @thejointstaff "Our services members conducted themselves with incredible skill and professionalism" per @EsperDoD "They executed the raid, in all of its facets, brilliantly"
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1. My admiration for #SDF's professionalism & courage can't be overstated. @POTUS @realDonaldTrump betrayed them but they stayed on-mission with @SOJTFOIR @USSOCOM to eliminate 2 top terrorists. The missions had been delayed when Trump authorized the #Kurdish #Christian genocide
2. at the request of a known #ISIS Al-#Qaeda affiliate, @RTErdogan. The #TSK and #MIT are both #ISIS affiliates.

I think our nukes have been gone from #Incirlik for months. If not we need to send teams in to remove them & tell #Ankara if it interferes it will be considered
3. a threat to seize nuclear weapons to attack the US and warrant an appropriate US military response that could include a decapitation strike authorized by the 2001AUMF. @WHNSC @thejointstaff @EsperDoD @DefenseIntel @CIA @NSAGov
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