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1. I know it's not for me to say, but if you ever witnessed the looks on the faces of women & kids being liberated from #ISIS by the female #YPJ you would understand why I think they can save #Idlib. They appear like angels with Ak-47s to protect the innocent civilians.
2. And all but the most radical Sunnis know they'll be safe & need not flee. But this is a pipe-dream with #Turkey on an Ottoman scorched earth campaign to wipe out the remaining Syrian #Kurds #Ezidi and #Christians. @DefenseIntel @SOJTFOIR @WHNSC @EsperDoD @USEmbassySyria
@DefenseIntel @SOJTFOIR @WHNSC @EsperDoD @USEmbassySyria 3. Remember Kobane, Manbij, Raqqa, Tabqa and DeirEzZor. Each time terror turned to joy.
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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. #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. My early Syria post. @BarackObama ordered the JPADS drop shortly after it. Barack was the @POTUS who did the most to defeat ISIS. @RealDonaldTrump just now did everything he could to bring #ISIS back and he turned it lose on Syrian Kurds & Christians who are fighting ISIS.
2. Where Turkey's ISIS is attacking was ethnic and religiously diverse. Many Christians. Trump let Erdogan cleanse them all.
@Franklin_Graham
@JerryFalwellJr
@JoelOsteen
@JoyceMeyer
@TimTebow
@BillyGraham
@TheBGLibrary
@MyHope
@ChristianPost
@GovMikeHuckabee
@ffweekend
@VP
3. Americans demand @senatemajldr hold the Turkey Sanctions vote passed overwhelmingly in the House. Trump takes money from Turkey. That's simply a fact. We know who Trump cares about and it's not #MAGA, It's #MTMM. Make Trump More Money. @SenateGOP @HouseGOP @LindseyGrahamSC
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1. I have observed the evolution of the initially #Kurdish #Syrian opposition force from #YPG #YPJ surrounded by #ISIS in #Kobane in the summer of 2014, to the multi-ethnic #SDF then to creation of an Autonomous Administration (AA). I've watched them rebuild much of the area the
2. AA oversees. At no time did I ever perceive that the SDF or the AA expected to be a separate state. As far as I can recall the international borders were always intended to have federal central government control in their design. This is not that, but it is not so far off
3. to miss the chance that this action may stop an imminent genocide. ✌️
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Sabeu que a #Rojava també hi ha policia?

Són el cos d'Asayish i no es dediquen a reprimir al poble, al contrari, són els i les encarregades de la seva defensa al nord i l'Est de Síria.

Petit fil sobre policia radicalment democràtica👇
Aquesta policia la conformen des de joves fins a adults que són part de la societat. No són en absolut quelcom separat de la mateixa ni serveixen altres interessos que els de la societat. Vetllen per la protecció de la societat civil a pobles i ciutats.
Una de les seves tasques principals és la lluita contra el terrorisme de l'Estat Islàmic, lluita que es desenvolupa d'una forma absolutament diferent a com ho fan els Estats occidentals.
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AGGIORNAMENTI DAL #ROJAVA – SIRIA DEL NORD

GIORNO 7 (15/10/2019) – Ore 10:30

#Serekaniye totalmente sotto contro SDF, scontri ad ovest di #Kobane, vittime civili a #Manbij, la mezzaluna rossa curda lancia un appello: "disastro umanitario".

#Thread #Rojava #Siria
E’ stata una nottata di resistenza quella appena trascorsa nella Siria del Nord. La città di Serekaniye, assediata da giorni da migliaia di forze dell’esercito turco e delle brigate jhiadiste sostenute da Erdogan, è totalmente sotto il controllo delle SDF.
Dopo continui attacchi supportati da raid aerei, diversi report parlano di un attacco da parte delle SDF che ha colto di sorpresa il nemico: alcune brigate jhiadiste si sarebbero addirittura ritirate in Turchia lasciando il posto alle forze speciali turche, che tuttavia ->
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AGGIORNAMENTI DAL ROJAVA - SIRIA DEL NORD
GIORNO 6

Continua la resistenza di #Serekaniye, nuovo bilancio delle vittime, proteste a Diyarbakir e l’accordo tra SDF e Assad.

(nella foto una combattente #YPJ a Serekaniye)

#Thread #Rojava #Siria #SDF
Oggi entriamo nel sesto giorno dell’offensiva turca contro il Rojava.
Continuano gli scontri nelle due città di confine di Tal Abyad e Serekanye.
Entrambe le città resistono da giorni nonostante l’assedio venga portato da 3 lati.
I villaggi intorno alle 2 città sono occupati ed in queste foto i mercenari jhiadisti sostenuti dalla Turchia, calpestano le foto dei martiri caduti nella guerra di liberazione contro ISIS.

Dalla prima serata di ieri sono ripresi con forza anche i bombardamenti a Serekanye.
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BREAKING — Turkish warplanes are striking residential areas in Serêkaniyê (Ras al-Ayn). The village of Mishrefa in western of the city was hit three times by Turkish airstrikes (ANHA) #TwitterKurds #StandWithTheKurds
Update: The village Sefaha in Serêkaniyê was targeted by Turkish jets.

The district of Ain Issa was hit by Turkish warplanes.

The invading Turkish army is also shelling Girê Spî/ Tal Abyad.

(ANHA) #TwitterKurds
The villages Erus, Til Fender and Siweleh of Girê Spî/Tal Abyad are being struck by Turkish jets (@tvronahi) #TwitterKurds
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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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#Syria #EasternEuphrates
Footage showing #US troops leaving bases near the #Turkish-Syrian border.
#Syria #EasternEuphrates
Pics of the base left by #US soldiers this morning in Tel Abyad.
#Syria #EasternEuphrates
#SDF announces that the 1st consequence of #US withdrawal from NorthEastern Syria is the enter of #SAA in #Manbij.
#Trump decision will then help not ony #Turkey, but also #Russia and #Assad.
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1. I understand that the war in #Afghanistan is long and costly with no easy solutions. I simply want to make sure all @theDemocrats running are clear about what the Taliban will do to women when they take back control. Everyone needs to go on the record on whether they're
2. okay with it. We shouldn't just say later we didn't know. And it's okay if you don't know what to do. I don't know either. But I do know one thing: surrendering to these folks is not a moral option for America. @CENTCOM
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taliban_t…
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1. In 2014, when I witnessed the brave men and women of the #YPG #YPJ refuse to yield to ISIS though entirely surrounded at Kobane, no supplies, scrounging for ammo & weapons but refusing to quit, I begged the Obama administration to give them support & they did. With a US
2. commitment of air and artillery support plus needed supplies we helped defeat ISIS. The #SDF bore the burden of the battle. They buried their dead and cared for their wounded. And they brought democracy to North and East Syria. Turkey hates them because they represent the
3. 50 year failed Turkish policy of Kurdish Apartheid but more than that they represent the end of the age of patriarchy that has burdened the people of the Mideast and is the foundation of all its failed systems. Women are equal not just in theory but in reality in the NES.
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25. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria

#RegimeChange #FakeNews #FalseFlag #terrorism #SyriaInvasion #WarCrimes #CrimesAgainstChildren #CrimesAgainstHumanity
1 to 20. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria 🤨👇🏼
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21. The Legacy of US, UK, France, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,Bahrain, Canada, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Jordan, Nato in Syria🤨👇🏼
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I’ve been researching female agency in anticolonial resistance and it’s an extremely interesting subject… I’ll be publishing on this in due course but can’t help sharing some pics here… (ongoing thread)
#anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire
Firstly, Josina Muthemba Machel (1945-71), an important figure in the anticolonial struggle against the Portuguese in #Mozambique. #anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire #machel #josinamachel
In 1964, at 18 yrs old, Josina Machel fled the country with the aim of joining the FRELIMO resistance movement in Tanzania, but was arrested and returned to Mozambique. She was imprisoned for five months.
#anticolonial #resistance #femaleagency #empire
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#InternationalWomensDay was celebrated across #Rojava today - and all week.

We wanted to share some of the best reporting we've seen - short and in-depth, recent and older - that highlights the voices of Rojava's women and their leadership role in the society here.

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Kurdish academic @DilarDirik is an excellent source for getting a broader understanding of the realities and (geo)politics of Rojava.

As she points out here, a lot of reporting on Rojava's women gets it wrong, relying on tired stereotypes.

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Sonja Ahmed's photo-essay for @CNN is one positive example.

The women of #YPJ have long made the headlines, but by travelling repeatedly to Rojava and foregrounding these women's stories, her piece adds something new to the conversation.

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edition.cnn.com/2019/01/27/hom…
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1. In 2017, @coalition spearheaded by #SDF liberated #Raqqa from #Daesh, Here's Maj. Gen. Jarrard, @SOJTFOIR responding to a question in a presser on total SDF causalities. #NuffSaid
via @YouTubeArmy @USSOCOM @SDCPress @barbarastarrcnn @rabrowne75
2. IN 2017 the @USMC moved M777 155 mm Howitzers into the field in Syria in support of the battle for #TabqaDam. Guns were deployed NNW of #Tabqa dam as I recall. Great video from @DVIDSHub via @YouTube #SemperFidelis
3. And one of my favorite memories of what was often a very sad five years was the Kurdish Navy relieving #Tabqa. Resulted in a strategic victory. IMO Tabqa would likely be Regime held now if they hadn't relieved it.
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1. Remember Kobane in 2014? A sense of hopelessness with #YPG & #YPJ soon to be overrun? We begged and @JohnKerry & @BarackObama and they took a gamble & despite Turkey's ire, began to support a mostly Kurdish force in Kobane. Soon they moved from victory to victory.
2. Arabs Christians and other soon joined and ISIS began to recede to a pocket in Syria's eastern Euphrates River valley. Today, Americans including our service members around the world will stop to watch the #SuperBowl. That will include our forces in NES (Syria).
3. And while we're watching the game, a force of #SDF #MMC @USSOCOM are closing in on the last #Daesh refuge in the Euphrates valley. The war to rid NES from ISIS was IMO among the greatest successes in US military history. @realDonaldTrump Don't screw it up. #GoPats
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1. I never really knew anything about the PKK until 2014 when @StateDept announced the @PYD #YPG #YPJ were on our team. Soon after that a period of ceasefire let the issue remain in the background. Then the PKK took credit for an attack that later it said it had not really done.
2. It was too late. Erdogan took advantage of it and after the purge in 2016 the blood lust took command over the Turkish psyche and domestic politics. I've been trying to learn the factual basis for recently putting rewards on the three PKK leaders. So far @StateDept dead air.
3. I have no doubt the Constitution authorizes laws that allow listing of foreign military groups that we sanction and work with an ally to defeat. The power is there. But the anti-terrorist statutes are or should be limited to actual terrorist organization. A group seeking to
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Statement regarding the first anniversary of attacks on #Afrin
January 20, 2019 | Press Releases

1-The great resistance and struggle of the peoples of western Kurdistan (Rojava) and Northern Syria has created a unique association within the community.
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2-Our struggle which started as a battle against #ISIS in west of #Kurdistan evolved into a revolution which has stood against all kinds of invasion attempts.
3-Spending all its energy trying to legitimize its #occupation of #Syrian lands, #Turkey has resumed its efforts to stop the progress our forces have made in west #Kurdistan and to undermine the democratic and revolutionary development of our people.
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As we all know, our sweet Florent has left this earth.  Flo was a loving father, husband, son,brother and friend.  Florent touched our lives every day with his comical post, witty sense of humor and not to mention the debates. 
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Florent would have never wanted to leave his son Ari nor his wife Mel. We as his extended family or friends have decided a long with his family that Ari and Emela need our help.
If its for Ari’s bday, holiday, or just food or clothes. We can help. If Mel wants to buy shoes or a coffee, we can help.  

Flo didnt ask for much. Flo was there for everyone and now it’s our turn to be there for Flo.
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1. Afrin Syria Saturday am 20 Jan. I can't confirm this report but it would not surprise me. I've followed the #YPG & #YPJ since Fall 2014. I note equipment changes Kept count of force size. Posted dozens of clips of every @CJTFOIR presser on my YouTube channel. Afrin
2. Afrin was always a black box. I saw what appeared to be US small arms with Afrin YPG in contrast to the SDF forces in the rest of Syria. Possible they were beneficiaries of CIA Train & Equip debacle. Won't report estimates of force size but by 2016 it was already large.
3. One thing I observed starting in #Kobane and continuing on uninterrupted is when #Kurds capture weapons and arms they police it up, inventory it and put it to use. Neat rows of weapons and ammo. Documented each time with video and photos. I've seen many dozens of such posts.
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#Afrin Offensive about to oppose:
- Turkish Army (#TSK) & National Army (ex-#EuphratesShield, mainly #FSA)
- People/Women's Protection Units (#YPG/J) + allies & #Syria|n Democratic Forces (#SDF)
#Afrin Offensive: following weeks of #TSK reinforcements near border with #Syria but also in Syria itself (N. #Aleppo & N. #Idlib), #FSA-led National Army started also to mobilize. Multiple convoys moving.
#Pt. National Army (incl. #FSA 23rd Division) preparing for #Afrin Offensive (#AfrinOp) near border with #Turkey.
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