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Using an #America-centric lens to criticize #Turkey for making national security judgements based on a #Turkey-centric lens is analytically dubious.

Whether we like it or not, #Turkey has fought a 40-year #PKK insurgency & sees the #PKK as its No.1 national security threat.
#pt: And FWIW, using Aldar Khalil as the sole source to claim that the #PYD-#PKK relationship is solely defined by "intellectual lineage" & 'sympathy with one another's political goals' is analytically disingenuous.

Perhaps instead read the #PYD itself:

#pt: If the #PYD's very own website (deleted - but archived - after teaming up with the U.S. military in 2014) wasn't enough, take the public assessments of U.S. government's dedicated National CounterTerrorism Center (part of the Intelligence Community):

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The #YPG withdrawal from Ras al-Ayn (Sere Kaniye) will lead to the Turkish control of the city and the impossibility for the Syrian Army to recover it soon.

Erdogan-Putin' meeting This Tuesday may lead to freeze the military operation NE Syria.
The Syrian #Kurds withdrawal indicates two points:
1. They are not good fighters they have pretended to be, incapable of holding the city
2. Accepted @realDonaldTrump "cease fire" to withdraw & deliver to #Turkey without fighting what @RTErdogan wanted.

@realDonaldTrump @RTErdogan This is the city of Ras al-Ayn under Turkish proxies Sultan Murad et al following #Kurds withdrawal.

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1) #ABD, #Münbiç'den sonra sadece #Suriye'nin Kuzeyinden değil, #Fırat'ın Doğusu'nda bulunan üslerinden, radar mevzilerinden, kara gücü olan #PKK #PYD #YPG'den de vaz geçiyor++
2) #ABD, #Suriye'den geri çekilirken yani "#Ricat" ederken sözüm ona #barış ve #demokrasi getirmek için işgal ettiği ülkede kurduğu üsleri tahrip ederek veya taşıyarak, arkasında kan ve gözyaşı ile yıkık bir ülke bırakarak kaçıyor++
#BarışPınarıHarekatı
#KızılcıkSopasıHarekatı
3) #ABD'nin kara ordusu, bebek katili, piyonu, kullanışlı oyuncağı ne derseniz deyin #PKK #PYD #YPG kendisini kurtarmaya gelen sözde "#ABDSüvarileri" #AmericanCavalry tarafından çalınan #Ricat" borusu ile bir kez daha satılmıştır++
#BarışPınarıHarekatı
#KızılcıkSopasıHarekatı
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Here’s a serious warning from Col. Başıbüyük @obasibuyuk90: Expect Major #ISIS Attacks in Europe #EU following #Turkey #Syria Op & Ceasefire. I consider the Colonel a solid source with implacable record & expertise. Think: Who wants to score geopolitical points with #ISIS Attacks
Let me give you a hint here (not that majority of my followers need any hints😉): Which globalist Factions have been so very alarmed & unhappy with #USA & #Russia cooperating on #MiddleEast issues? And remember: #MSM has been on this faction’s side. Okay?!
Here’s a bonus hint: That faction has been the loudest in opposing #Trump #Syria deal, and been warning (fear-mongering) on the peace efforts by #Russia-#Trump-#Assad by playing “This will revive #ISIS” card. Just saying!
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47. 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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Turkey confirms it will stop shooting if the #YPG surrenders

And apparently that's a ceasefire
Oh Turkey clarifies it is not, in fact, a ceasefire

But if the #YPG surrenders to this non-ceasefire, the US will not impose sanctions on Turkey

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@realDonaldTrump USA (Obama) and EU backed terrorist allies PKK/YPG/SDF is carry on an annhiliation project at ME.
Do you want to see who you backed in Syria. Ok follow this thread.
@realDonaldTrump Terrorist groups, as you seen below PKK=YPG=SDF. But corrupted media’s fake news do not broadcast these.

Terrorists were/are attacking and killing innocent Turkish citizens via terror attacks on NATO ally soils.

CORRUPTED MEDIA RESPONSIBLE! Proof
@realDonaldTrump Obama and CORRUPTED MEDIA are responsible from war crimes of YPG/PKK/SDF. Turkey is going to stop these terrorists groups and war crimes to end the suffer of Syrian people.
And shame for defending terrorists comitted war crimes. washingtonpost.com/news/worldview…
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Never has the self-suicide of #Syria's mainstream opposition been more clear than in recent days.

#Afrin was really bad, but this NE incursion (its manner; its consequences etc.) is truly beyond the pale -- in truth, what we've witnessed is a #Turkish campaign through-&-through.
It's clear now that the Dec 2016 loss of #Aleppo - in large part due to #Turkey selling it out to #Russia - was *the* turning point.

Opposition factions lost any sense of autonomy of action & over the years that followed, everyone but #JFS-#HTS & #AlQaeda existed *for* #Ankara.
An #American presence in NE #Syria kept at least some of this #Turkish ambition under wraps (just ), but #Trump's naive (or malicious?) "green light" decision after speaking with #Erdogan let everything loose.

Only now are we seeing the consequences -- and they're not yet clear.
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Who are the #Kurds? Why should overthrow of Govt of #Syria be their objective? Are they on a quest for #Kurdistan or are they just pawns in the game of geopolitical players? What are the implications of the Turkish #OperationPeaceSpring for #India?
greatgameindia.com/kurds-kurdista…
In 1973 President Richard Nixon & Secretary of State Henry Kissinger instigated a CIA #Kurdish uprising in #Iraq against #SaddamHussein. The US walked away from the rebellion when Saddam and the Shah of #Iran settled their differences, leaving the #Kurds to face their own fate.
In addition to political disagreements and rivalries, tensions between the two dominant Iraqi #Kurdish political parties, the #Kurdistan Democratic Party #KDP and Patriotic Union of Kurdistan #PUK escalated to a civil war that killed more than 2,000 #Kurds in the mid-1990s.
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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.
greatgameindia.com/operation-timb…
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.
theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-a…
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Some important facts when reporting on #TurkishArmy operations in #Syria:
•The #YPG has ethnically cleansed several cities of their Arab inhabitants as documented by @amnesty & others
•ISIS has carried out many terroris attacks inside #Turkey including 2016 Airport, 2017 NYE
•As with every war, each side pushes its own propaganda. The #PYD/#YPG have previously used images that were proven to be either doctored or from other countries
#Turkey says main aim is to create safe zone &go after “terrorists” but #OperationPeaceSpring has other motives too
•These include economic benefits from construction projects + others in post-conflict #Syria
•The issue of refugees has become a toxic electioneering one domestically in #Turkey. There’s a belief that by reducing their number Gov popularity will increase.
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#Breaking: Reports coming out from a #SDF spokesperson, that they have agreed with #Russia and the Assad regime to hand over control of border cities of #Manbij and #Kobane in #Syria, amid the Turkish invasion into the country. #Turkey
#Update: Also the report says that SDF fighters will leave the area of #Manbij and #Kobane within hours to let the Assad regime Syrian Arab Army #SAA control the area.
#Update: Statement from a #SDF spokesperson allowing the Syrian Arab Army, who is controlled by the Assad regime and is the country main army force. To hand over control of the cities of #Manbij and #Kobani, to the Russians and Assad, to protect them from the Invasion of #Turkey
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They are almost certainly leaving the country entirely. US forces depend on a ground supply line via Faysh Khabur in the far northeast, so we cannot withdraw southward into Deir ez Zour Province and sustain that presence
A sustainable presence in Deir ez Zour would require a new logistics train from Iraq, probably by air. By land would require traversing lots of terrain that we can't secure from #Iran's proxies.
I think at best a withdrawal south of the M4 highway would be a bid for time
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46. 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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Avant même le début de l'opération anti terroriste de la #Turquie au nord de la #Syrie contre la milice marxiste kurde #PKK classée terroriste, une grande opération de propagande a été lancée dans tous les médias occidentaux!

Voici un thread sur les éléments de cette propagande
1. Dans tous les articles ou émissions sur cette opération, on annonce que la cible est bien "LES KURDES"

L'objectif est de diaboliser l'opération et la #Turquie en la montrant contre un groupe ethnique, longtemps persécuté et non contre un groupe classé terroriste, le #PKK...
Hors la #Turquie est le pays non seulement qui a le plus de citoyens kurdes mais qui accueille 300 000 réfugiés syriens kurdes!!

Rien que le parti de #Erdogan a 40 députés kurdes et bcp de kurdes votent AKP

Pourquoi donc la Turquie attaquerait "les kurdes"? Quel intérêt ?
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#USA #Pompeo s'est entretenu avec #LeDrian au sujet de l'incursion de la #Turquie en Syrie. "La France est notre partenaire fort en matière de sécurité internationale et nous continuerons à travailler ensemble pour nous opposer aux menaces mondiales"
#Turkey #Syria #Kurds #SDF
J'ai supprimé un tweet qui présentait des images qui ne correspondaient pas au contexte.
merci à @Azadnebi de la rectification 👍
#USA Faisant face à 1 réaction violente après avoir semblé donner son feu vert à l'attaque de la #Turquie contre les #Kurdes en #Syrie, le président #DonaldTrump a appelé la pression sur l'allié des #EtatsUnis de l'#OTAN en menaçant de sanctions sévères
news.yahoo.com/mixed-messages…
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If people read US Defense Secretacy @EsperDoD speech, it is clear that USArmy is not between Turkish Army and PKK Terrorists,the later one (PKK) is called as ally by USA
@Newsweek @Independent @ehamedya @ragipsoylu @OmerOzkizilcik @malikejder_ @haskologlu
@EsperDoD @Newsweek @Independent @ragipsoylu @OmerOzkizilcik @malikejder_ @haskologlu After @EsperDoD speech, according to agreement between Turkish Army & US Army, (all US ground troops GPS coordinates have aldreay given), Turkish AirForce and other forces started to bomb some locations in west part of Ayn El Arab (PKK renamed it as Kobani)
@EsperDoD @Newsweek @Independent @ragipsoylu @OmerOzkizilcik @malikejder_ @haskologlu That is clear that Western Media are trying to spread "fake news" against US President @realDonaldTrump to be able to create an pressure in public. Already Turkey continues to operation according to the talk between Mr. Trump and President of Turkey, Mr. @RTErdogan.
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Because they were #Turkish.

The last time #Kurds in #Nusaybin started an uprising, #Turkey bombed the city to rubble, killing hundreds of civilians.
IMPORTANT: #Turkey is now bombing #Kurds in #Nusaybin (the Kurdish city in south-east Turkey that was bombed to rubble in 2015/16 by Turkey) as a false flag operation against #YPG/#SDF.

Civilians took pictures of the mortars hitting the city...

Turns out they are all Turkish.
On Tuesday, contacts told me that #Kurds in #Nusaybin are worried that #Turkey would soon bomb them as a false flag op. against #YPG, since it's a #Kurdish city where nearly all residents support the #HDP/are seen as enemies.

It's a sick version of two birds with one stone.
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The Kurdis Question

Since theres lot of #DeepState propaganda floating around, heres a #thread on the Geopolitical history of the #Kurds and how they have been used again and again as a pawn in the game for larger objectives.

Syria
Turkey
#KurdishGenocide
#KurdsBetrayedByTrump
Ever since the US invaded #Syria, the US and #Israel have supported the semi-autonomous #Kurdistan, with Israel purchasing $3.84 billion dollars worth of OIL from them, a move that has geopolitical and economic ramifications for all parties involved. newrepublic.com/article/118549…
In 2015, the Financial Times reported that #Israel had imported as much as 77 percent of its OIL supply from #Kurdistan. The sales were a sign of Iraqi Kurdistan’s growing assertiveness and the further fraying of ties between Erbil and #Baghdad. ft.com/content/150f00…
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#Turquie L’armée et ses alliés franchiront sous peu la frontière avec la #Syrie.
"Les militants des #YPG ont deux options: ils peuvent faire défection ou nous allons les empêcher de perturber nos efforts contre #ISIS."
#Turkey #Daesh #EI #Kurds #Syria washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/…
#Syrie "Au cours d'un appel téléphonique avec le président Recep Tayyip #Erdogan dimanche, le président #Trump a accepté de transférer la direction de la campagne contre l'État islamique à la #Turquie."
selon le porte-parole d'Erdogan, dans le #WashingtonPost
#Syria #Turkey #USA
#Syrie L’offensive de la #Turquie & ses alliés djihadistes viserait Tal Abiad & Ras al Ain dans quelques heures (à confirmer).
Cette nuit, des cellules de l'#EI ont attaqué des postes de police & d'autres centres à #Raqqa.
#ISIS #Daesh #Turkey #Syria
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I've made my thoughts clear on how *bad* #Trump's decisions have been for #Syria policy (& the #SDF).

But let's just get something straight:

- The U.S. knowingly decided to ally with a designated terrorist organization (the #PYD/#YPG) in 2014 to fight #ISIS in #Kobani & beyond.
#pt: The State Dept, NCTC & CIA all viewed the #PYD as the #PKK's #Syria affiliate in 2013 -- that's in public documents.

That label was [quietly] removed in 2014.

In #Turkey - a #NATO state, whether we like it or not - the #PKK is viewed as *the* existential security threat.
#pt: #Turkey was complicit in terrible #Syria border control & ties to #Nusra. No doubt.

But put that aside for minute:

Imagine if a foreign state brought #ISIS to #Mexico & armed it to fight cartels, while assuring #Washington: "don't worry, they're only interested in Mexico."
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For years, anarchists, socialists + antifascists have given their lives in the fight against ISIS + in support of the autonomous confederation of Rojava in so-called Northern Syria. Praised by US politicians + pundits as heroes against ISIS, yet demonized at home as "terrorists."
Michael Israel from #Sacramento, #California was a member of the #DSA and the @iww. He was killed by the Turkish State in an air strike north of Raqqa. He was on his second tour with the #YPG.
@iww Anna Campbell, an anarchist from the UK, became the first British woman to be killed in the conflict, dying alongside other YPJ volunteers during the Turkish attack on Afrin. Her death began an international campaign to have her body returned home. theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2…
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Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army #TFSA Commanders gathering their forces for the upcoming #OperationPeaceSpring in both Northem #Syria and Northem Aleppo after US #SyriaWithdrawal
Ready to launch #OperationPeaceSpring
#TFSA enroute to the frontlines #OperationPeaceSpring
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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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