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1- "#Turkey uses a special vocabulary 2describe #Kurdish movements&their members,using terms such as“rioters", "saboteurs-atheists”, “separatists-terrorists”, “traitors”, “remnants of Armenians”, “a 2nd Israel”, “reactionaries-communists”, “infidels-enemies of God”etc"!
> #Kurds
2- #Iraq Fm 1979-2003,Saddam presided over killing of +182.000 #Kurds –leading genocidal"Anfal Operations”, multi-stage campaign of mass murder&displacement of ppl,used chemical weapons against Kurds in Halabja 1988.Saddam’s war led2 destruction of 100's Kurdish villages&towns"!
3- #Iran Ayatollah #Khomeini, founder of Islamic regime of Iran, also claimed tt he was not “against #Kurds" but only fighting “enemies of...Allah” in #Kurdistan!During his war on Kurds,Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (#IRGC) committed tens of massacres against Kurdish ppl.."!
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“In most instances the regime would have the resources to crush a Sunni opposition movement but we believe widespread violence among populace could stimulate large numbers of Sunni officers & conscripts to desert or mutiny, setting the stage for civil war”…
CIA Memo 1986:

"We judge that U.S. interests in #Syria probably would be best served by a Sunni regime as it may well include relative moderates interested in securing western aid and investment. Such a regime would probably be less inclined to escalate tensions with #Israel"
CIA Memo 1986:

"The economy is #Syria 's most pressing internal problem, and hopes for near-term improvement are dim. The US Embassy reports that the vast majority of Syrians are finding it increasingly difficult to afford basic necessities"
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#Breaking: Just in - One 20 year old women arrested in the Airport of #Schiphol after she allegedly went in #Syria in 2017 to go and fight with ISIS. She was arrested today upon returning to The Netherlands, and will remain detained until every detail is known what she did there
#Update: The women made a attempt to travel in 2014 to Syria but was held back by Hungarian authorities, and was send back to Serbia where she came from. And eventually travelled with plane to turkey to make her attempt into #Syria. She had been to the Dutch embassy back in
November of 2018 in Turkey, from whom they had been know she was arriving back in The Netherlands soon until she was arrested.
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Ratney in 2018 on U.S. policy in #Syria

“Resolve the core regime-opposition conflict by pressuring the Assad regime via international ostracism of his government and support for the insurgency against it”

Let me translate this in more plain English ==>…
2-“International ostracism” was an attempt to banish the Syrian State & isolate #Syria through the use of media, diplomatic pressure and threat of economic sanction. Idea was weaken Assad/State by impoverishing the country through isolation. Now, let’s throw more arms inside too
3-“Support for the insurgency against the regime”

is a fancy way for saying we will fund, arm and train every and any Syrian man willing to fight against his government. It’s a policy of taking on the role of evil while wearing a suit & holding fancy degrees from Ivey schools
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Did you know #Turkey has a #BorderWall of 764-kilometer or (475-mile) among its border with #Syria? The project was finished in June 2018. It is made from Concrete and barb wire @charliekirk11 Build bridges not walls....
Some more pictures of the #BorderWall from #Turkey with #Syria.
This is the 3.1 billion euros of money what Europe gave to #Turkey back in the summer of 2015, to help and keep the #Refugees in Turkey. Meanwhile they keep living in plastic tents and mobile homes instead of building real homes with that money Europe gave them.
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IDF Chief Gadi Eisenkot said to @nytimes

“Israel has complete intelligence superiority in #Syria . We enjoy complete aerial superiority. We have strong deterrence and we have the justification to act against Iranian interests there”
“We noticed a significant change in Iran’s strategy. Their vision was to have significant influence in Syria by building a force of up to 100,000 Shi'ite fighters from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. They built intelligence bases and an air force base within each Syrian air base”
“I can say with confidence that as we speak Hezbollah does not possess accurate [missile] capabilities except for small and negligible ones. They were hoping to have hundreds of missiles in the mid- and long-range.”
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#Syrian air defense, Good job. But this can’t continue like this. It has to be: an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. If the Israeli regime attacked Damascus airport, you should respond by launching several missiles to the Tel Aviv airport. 💣💥🔥
#Syrian air defense, Now it's your turn to respond back. Syria air defense, send several missiles to Tel Aviv airport. The Israeli regime deserves a defensive response 🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀🚀💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💣💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
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Thread challenging the seemingly overwhelming consensus that the death & destruction that accompanied the crisis in #Syria is the direct result of the Syrian State's decision to refuse to transition out of power but to instead fight against its own people till the bitter end =>
2-The reason the Syrian State receives the overwhelming share of the blame is because the world had just seen what happened in #Tunisia , and to a lesser extent in #Egypt, and thought/hoped that #Syria would most likely follow the same path.
3-Using the #Tunisia #Egypt examples to extrapolate to #Syria ignored the profound differences in the sectarian mix of these countries, made all too real by an earlier uprising (Muslim Brotherhood) that swept Syrian cities some four decades earlier. Wounds since then never died
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🇺🇸are illegal in Syria. 🇺🇸haven’t been invited by President Assad nor do they have any UN mandate 🇺🇸created & financed terrorism in #Syria.🇺🇸bombing #Syria 🇺🇸helped jihadists make chemical attacks to blame President Assad🇺🇸out of Syria NOW!
🇺🇸It's time🛫🏘️
No one from #Syria invited the US to invade their country, created & funded ISIS, Al-Qaeda, "moderate rebels", White Helmets, kill thousands of civilians, destroy infrastructures & provoke refugee crisis.
@RandPaul @POTUS @UsCongressnews1 @EU_Commission @AmbJohnBolton @SecPompeo
Are you Syrian? No! @SecPompeo you have no right to decide about Syria's politics. #Syria has a legitimate government whether you like it or not. Who decides on Syria's alliances is President Assad. 🇮🇷will only come out of 🇸🇾when the two presidents decide.
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Syrian Army & allies 🇸🇾🇮🇷🇷🇺 while you don’t do the same in Idlib what you did in Allepo & Damascus, you will continue to have within #Syria the terrorist groups that are the same or worse than ISIS & that are supported by the US-Led Coalition👊🏼✊🏼👌🏼💪🏼✈️🚁💯
Syrian Army & allies 🇸🇾🇮🇷🇷🇺 while you don’t do the same in Idlib what you did in Allepo & Damascus, you will continue to have within #Syria the terrorist groups that are the same or worse than ISIS & that are supported by the US-Led Coalition👊🏼✊🏼👌🏼💪🏼✈️🚁💯
Syrian Army and allies 🇸🇾🇮🇷🇷🇺 I think it's time to do in Idlib what you did in Allepo & Damascus. At this time Idlib is a nest of worse Jihadists than the ISIS, who committed crimes against the #Syrian people. The world will be grateful to you 👊🏼✊🏼💪🏼✈️🚁💯
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I ask everyone who live on Libertard strongholds to video document the massive snowflake meltdown when & if POTUS declares National ER to build the wall. Record Record & share it’ll be priceless we will have MEMEs for 1000 years

We can ensure that future generations have MEMES
Declare National Emergency
Build the wall
Release FISA
Open the gates of WAR
We are ready


#Maga #Trump #US #USA #Trump2020 #YellowVests

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Ex-Nusra (#AQ rebranded HTS) walked into its own death by taking a large territory in #Idlib and its surrounding. The defeat of large groups like Ahrar and Souqourv al-Sham (who showed little resistance) and the elimination of Zinki group will have deadly consequences on AQ.+
No doubt #Turkey asked Ahrar et al to stand down & avoid fighting (for now). It means #Ankara would be happy to see the end of its presence in #Idlib on the long term. For this, Erdogan needs to see a very large battle taking place first in the north between these groups and #AQ
Erdogan & Putin will have a meeting soon to discuss the #Kurds and #AQ in #Idlib. I expect hot spring in Idlib and a large offensive against Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. Abu Mohammad al Joulani's ambition (from ex-ISIS emir to AQ Emir to ruler of Idlib) is helping to end this phenomena.
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Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Council it is important that you make an alliance with the Syrian government. It is only through this alliance that you can end terrorism, stop the invaders and defend sovereignty of #Syria! 💓💓🇸🇾💓💓💯💯💯💯✊🏼👊🏼👏🏼👏🏼💓💓💞
Syrian Kurds it's important that you make an alliance with the Syrian government. It's only through this alliance that you can end terrorism, stop the invaders & defend sovereignty of #Syria! You are all Syrians. Syria needs all of you to achieve peace!💓
Kurdish forces reinforce Syrian border as Turkish operation approaches
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U.S. Policy of not talking to Assad & Syrian State is the primary reason for this seemingly confused, disjointed and unrealistic signals coming out of Washington.

It ought to be crystal clear to most capitals by now that #Syria 's leadership is going nowhere anytime soon ====>
2-By ignoring the irrefutable evidence on the ground, the U.S. is having to invent ways to deal with #Syria while avoiding to recognize the clear winner of the 7-year old conflict. Only credible path forward is for @realDonaldTrump to encourage the Kurds to talk to Damascus
3-As abhorrent as that may seem to many in Western capitals, the fact is that key regional capitals already realized the inevitable. The solution to #Syria can only come when @realDonaldTrump tells the kurds that the US cannot stay in their region indefinitely
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THREAD on @RT_Erdogan's @nytimes op-ed, #Ankara's relations with @realDonaldTrump, #Putin
1.#Erdogan's op-ed - masterpiece of communication effort in hostile info-environment,the lobbysts who worked on it deserve credit for understanding psychology of Western reader&current political discourse in #US which helps them pick arguments urbi et orbi
2. Endorsment: #Erdogan basically argues #Trump is right in his decision to depart #Syria but it should be done in a smat way to meet "interests of US, international cummunity & Syrians" => shout out to both Trump's conservative constituency & liberals: "TUR cares about YOU"
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I can only see positiveness in the expansion of al-Qaeda in #Syria. The more cities and villages it controls, the faster it will lose.

#AQ in Syria is trying to earn the heart and minds of the locals but it is trying to full up their pockets. This group has learned nothing.
Today I am very confident & much more positive that #Turkey will not occupy north of #Syria and will not stay in the territory it occupies today for ever.

@RT_Erdogan is confirming his strategic relationship with #Russia & #Iran is more precious than #USA
#AQ was planning long ago to expand its control. #Turkey rejected Joulani's wishes for very long. By accepting or closing an eye on the ex-#ISIS Emir, i.e. Abu Mohammad al-Joulani, #Turkey has found the best way to liberate itself from al-Qaeda's burden.
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Erdogan: The Kurdish YPG militia's fight with Islamic State in #Syria was "a huge lie"
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Here's an updated thread of what to do as a westerner if you're worrying about another Turkish invasion of Syria.

#DoNotAbandonRojava #StopTurkeyDefendRojava #Twitterkurds #Syria #Rojava #DFNS #DefendAfrin #SDF #YPG #YPJ #QSD
The last few weeks have really underlined just how quickly the situation on the ground can change. Although the immediate disaster may have been averted, we should take this as a reminder to always be as organised and prepared as possible.
The US intervention has been nice, and it's allowed the liberation of North and East Syria to go much faster. That's saved countless lives. But the US was always an unreliable ally, and the current administration has never had a consistent or coherent policy on Syria.
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You @RealNetanyahu stop dreaming, the reality is quite different. Who has to decide on this matter, it isn’t the US is the UN
@RealNetanyahu @POTUS @AmbJohnBolton @SecPompeo @UsCongressnews1 @CENTCOM @RandPaul @SenRichardBlack
For your information the UN has already decided: "UN once again urges Israel to withdraw from Syria's entire Golan Heights." Do you understand the message?
@RealNetanyahu @POTUS @AmbJohnBolton @SecPompeo @UsCongressnews1 @CENTCOM @RandPaul @SenRichardBlack…
Just to warn you @RealNetanyahu @AmbJohnBolton according to the UN Charter it's illegal for the US to support Israel's attacks on Syria.

Syria is a sovereign nation!

@POTUS @AmbJohnBolton @SecPompeo @UsCongressnews1 @CENTCOM @RandPaul @SenRichardBlack
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Further proof. The truth may be long, but it always prevails.
Who fights against #Syria, against the government of Syria & Syrian army?
In this case, the news refers: 2 Americans, 1 Irish & 2 Pakistanis
As you can see, they are Not Syrians!
Any questions?
Irish national captured in Syria while fighting with ISIS
By @smmsyria

⭕️#Syria'n Democratic Forces (#SDF) have captured 5 #ISIS terrorists: 2 Americans (#US), 2 Pakistanis and 1 Irishman
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#SRO - ANALYSIS - With the ammount of forces being driven toward Greater #Idlib this night, clearly showing #Turkey has given green light for this move (it never happened until now), the best "winner" of the situation is the Northern Federation - #Rojava #SDF coalition (1).
#SRO - ANALYSIS - The most #Turkey proxies to be occupied in N-#Idlib | W-#Aleppo in front of the recent #HTS activities, the most of #SDF to breathe for coming weeks, far from the rising tensions and expected large offensive to be launched on Tal Abyad and Serekanye (2).
#SRO - ANALYSIS - So why #Turkey now completely turning tables ? #HTS presence and power was well known. But problem isn't #HTS for #Turkey, it's #Astana process. How to exist on international stage if you can't play your part (#Idlib was Turkey responsability) seriously ? (3)
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#JohnBolton👇also board member of the Jewish Institute for Natl Security Affairs (#JINSA),a think-tank actively advocating military action against countries #Israel perceives as threatening. Saddam Hussein's #Iraq was one such example; #Syria & #Iran are others
Soon After 9/11, 2001 Jewish Institute For National Security Affairs (#JINSA) statement how the #US should proceed, in 2002 #Syria was included to the axis of evil.…👈LINK
Early 2006 the #US formed The #Iran #Syria Policy and Operations Group (#ISOG) co-chaired by #DickCheney's daughter:…👈

#JINSA #AIPAC #PNAC #JohnBolton #Iraq #Libya #Afghanistan #Syria #Sudan #Iran
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