Instead of giving back the city of Afrin to the central government of #Damascus, #YPG took the decision on behalf of all inhabitants, #Kurdxs and Arabs, to pull out and allow #Turkey to occupy it: #YPG "greatest" strategy. No place for Kurds even in the mountains now.
#YPG militants were described for years as "best fighters" and "best military partners" but the war in #Afrin showed they are not best fighters and they are worse planners with no strategy.
In both #Iraq and #Syria, #Kurds political leadership pushed the Kurdish population future and dreams for at least another 100 year back (and I am positive here) as a result of their alliance with the #USA in both cases and countries.
In England there is a legendary non-headline, the dullest headline ever, and it goes like this:
"Small Earthquake in Chile, Nobody Hurt"
That's how I feel when I see mass pants-wetting over Mueller, Sessions or whoever Trump will use for a failed security binkie next.
There is nothing Donald Trump can do to stop this investigation. Nothing. Because he cannot fire the Judicial Branch. Because he's *already indicted* personally on *at least* three counts. And because firing a Special Counsel ≠ firing their staff.
Think about it. If you are in a movie and the villain kills the lead cop, is that the end of the investigation?
"Oh man! Trump fired Jim @Comey! Guess America's done for, we had a good run!"
No. Not how it works.
Justice, it turns out, has a deep bench. Really deep.
"During his recent tour of Europe, disgraced former Trump strategist Steve Bannon declared “Italy is in the lead.” /1 #antifa#Fascism
Amid the historic resurgence of the Italian far right that returned right-wing populist Silvio Berlusconi to prominence, Bannon fantasized about “the ultimate dream” of unifying the anti-establishment Five Star Movement with the far-right League (formerly the Northern League)- /2
With the continuous flow of hundreds of well trained and armed Syrian popular forces, the Turkish #OliveBranchOperation is expected to be halted in the coming week: #Damascus clear confrontational attitude towards #Ankara seems obvious +
#Turkey knows that #Damascus is not acting alone and that #Russia is not far from seeing the Central government regain control of the Kurdish #Afrin enclave when #Kurds accepted all the Syrian gov conditions +
In the coming weeks, #Russia and #Ankara will have to find a way out to save #Turkey's face and present a scenario where everybody is a winner, including the #Kurds who have managed to save the destruction of the enclave.+
People must stop smearing Chris Wray.
I can see why Wray would want David Bowdich appointed fast. McCabe is up for retirement in March. If Trump tries to fire WRAY - who, alone of the big names, Trump CAN fire at will - he'll have a solid, unfireable Dep Director in that slot.
the political appointees can be fired by the President. The career FBI not so much. Retiree age FBI stalwarts are moved out with full $$ and patriot FBI Dir puts young, aggressive operators and lawyers in those slots that Trump can't touch.
Wray is playing solid, strong defense.
The guy who gave David Bowdich, SWAT operator and sniper, counterterrorism expert, his LAST promotion was one Robert Mueller III - the Mueller was FBI Dir.
Can I interest anybody in learning the moves of chess, or failing that, some big boy pants? fbi.gov/about/leadersh…
Setiap kali timbul isu Israel dan Palestin, mesti anda akan nampak kumpulan pakcik-pakcik Yahudi berjanggut bertocang seperti ini membuat protes terhadap kekejaman Israel malah kewujudan Israel itu sendiri.
Yahudi ini adalah Yahudi Ortodoks yang terdiri daripada kumpulan Haredim dan Hasidim. Mereka adalah Yahudi yang konservatif dan kadang-kadang digelar sebagai Yahudi ortodoks ultra (“Ultra-Orthodox Jews”)--