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  • US refutes claims of a deal with Turkey over Manbij

    03/21/2018 9:58:48 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 1 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 21 Mar 2018, 11:55 | ANF WASHINGTON
    US State Department refuted claims of a deal with Turkish government over Northern Syrian town on Manbij. In today’s daily press briefing U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert was asked about Turkish Presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin’s claims about a deal between the US and Turkey over Manbij “Well that’s funny because no agreement has been reached” she said. Nauert said her department did not have anything to announce in response to a Turkish statement. Yesterday Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Kalın said that the U.S. and Turkey have reached an agreement over Manbij and he said the implementation of Manbij deal would...
  • U.S. troops who repelled Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks

    03/16/2018 8:12:39 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | Mar 15 2018, 8:20 pm ET | Richard Engel and Kennett Werner
    DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria Standing on a windswept mound, Brig. Gen. Jonathan Braga pointed to the spot just a mile away from where Russian mercenaries and fighters loyal to the Syrian government fired at his soldiers. "Those artillery rounds could have landed and killed Americans, and that's why we continue to prepare our defenses," said Braga, the director of operations for the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition. U.S. troops who came under fire from Russian mercenaries prepare for more attacks Only steps away sits a sprawling oil and gas refinery that American forces captured from ISIS last year and that is...
  • US Niger ambush: Mali militia says it has American vehicle and weapons

    03/15/2018 3:48:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 6 replies
    A militia in Mali says it has recovered weapons and a vehicle abandoned by US special forces during a deadly ambush in Niger last year, and is prepared to return them to the Americans. The Tuareg rebel group says it seized the battered four-wheel-drive and two rifles during clashes with "bandits" on the Mali-Niger border. Four members of the US special forces were killed in last year's raid. An offshoot of the Islamic State (IS) group said it carried out the attack. In a statement, the MSA-GATIA militia group said it captured the materiel from unidentified "armed bandits" on the...
  • Erdogan lashes out at US over support for Syrian Kurdish fighters

    03/08/2018 7:34:07 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 16 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | March 7, 2018 | Ayla Jean Yackley
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of failing to deliver on promises to rein in Kurdish militants in Syria, breaking a brief rhetorical truce that followed a visit by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson last month to ease strained ties between the NATO allies.Erdogans anger may have been reignited by reports this week that the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is sending 1,700 fighters to the province of Afrin to fight the Turkish military, which invaded the border region in January to thwart Kurdish territorial gains along its border. The terrorist corridor that is being set...
  • U.S. Looks To Dethrone Russia As Top Oil Producer

    03/01/2018 7:46:45 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies ^ | 01-03-2018 | Tsveta
    ust a few years ago, hardly anyone expected that that the U.S. would be competing with the worlds top oil producers for the number 1 spot. Yet, thanks to the shale resurgence, here we areover the past few weeks, American crude oil production outstripped that of Saudi Arabia, OPECs de facto leader and biggest exporter. Now the U.S. is on track to dethrone in the coming months the worlds current leader in oil production: Russia.
  • U.S. State Department interference in the election of John XXIII revealed

    01/30/2018 3:56:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Vox Cantoris ^ | January 29, 2018 | Vox Cantoris
    The RadTradThomist has a most interesting item and has gone to the trouble of typing it out. A telegram to the State Department of the United States of America originally "Secret" and now, declassified. It reveals the suggestion that the Deep State in the USA manipulates American Cardinals on the election of the new Pope following the death of Pius XII. Do we think that this only happened in America? What does it say now about the "Siri Theory?" What does it say about Marcantonio Colonna's revelation of the CIA monitoring of the conclave of 2013 of the Obama backed...
  • Pressing Syria offensive, Turkey urges US pullback

    01/27/2018 10:28:12 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 20 replies
    Yahoo News (via AFP) ^ | January 27, 2018 | Ozerkan with Raziye Akkoc in Ankara , AFP
    Azaz (Syria) (AFP) - Turkey on Saturday urged the United States to withdraw personnel from a Kurdish-held town in northern Syria after Washington told Ankara it would stop arming a Syrian Kurdish militia that Turkey is fighting. As Turkey's offensive in Syria entered its second week with new air strikes and artillery, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said it was "necessary for them (US) to immediately withdraw from Manbij", where Washington has a military presence. Turkey launched operation "Olive Branch" on January 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in its western enclave of Afrin, supporting Syrian opposition...
  • No change in U.S. posture in Manbij, despite Turkeys confrontation warning Pentagon

    01/25/2018 2:57:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 2 replies
    Ahval ^ | January 25, 2018 | none stated
    Dana White, chief spokeswoman for the Pentagon, said she was aware of news reports that Turkey has asked the U.S. military to leave Manbij, but was not aware of any direct conversations about it, AP quoted her as saying. At this point, the Pentagon is not aware of any changes in the location of U.S. troops there, the AP report said.snipLt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie downplayed the chances of U.S. troops being threatened, but still noted that they will defend themselves if necessary, AP said.
  • CAROLINE GLICK: The U.S. Is Quietly Sidelining a Turkey in Decline

    01/25/2018 2:25:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-25-18 | Caroline Glick
    The U.S. has no interest in an open breach with Turkey. Any such breach will only strengthen Erdogans position at home and in the wider region. And given Turkeys military weakness and the Kurds military power, Americas best bet is to keep its head down as Turkey insults it, while supporting the Kurds on the ground as they supplant the Turks as Americas partners in the field. Rather than express dismay as Turkey moves further and further into the Russian-Iranian camp and away from the U.S., the administration can simply shrug its shoulders and let the chips fall. In this...
  • YPG who leaves group for Afrin to lose US support.

    01/23/2018 12:50:05 PM PST · by Vostok-1 · 7 replies
    Anadolu Agency ^ | 23.01.2018 | Safvan Allahverdi
    YPG elements who leave anti-Daesh operations and mobilize in Afrin, Syria, will lose backing from the U.S., the Pentagon told Anadolu Agency on Tuesday. "If they [U.S.-backed forces under the SDF] carry out military operations of any kind that are not specifically focused on ISIS they will not have coalition support," according to Pentagon spokesperson Adrian Rankine-Galloway in reference to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, another name for Daesh.
  • Russia: Unilateral actions by the U.S. infuriated Turkey

    01/21/2018 4:28:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sehva ^ | 22/1/18
    "Unilateral actions" by the United States in Iran and Syria have infuriated Turkey, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday, according to Reuters. "Many political scientists are asking why do we care and say that the worst is the best: let the United States prove its inability to find an agreement, (to show) its destructive role in global affairs, let it be in Iran or Syria and where the unilateral actions have already infuriated Turkey,"...
  • US Policy Toward the Levant, Kurds and Turkey

    01/17/2018 2:50:35 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 22 replies
    Joshua Landis ^ | January 15, 2018 | Joshua Landis
    The State Department has turned the page on Turkey for it no longer views Ankara as a reliable US partner. Many argue that Washington will abandon Syrias Kurds in order to assuage Turkish anger. I doubt this. Washington expects more anti-US actions from Erdogan. Many in DC believe that Turkeys rising Islamism, hardening dictatorship, and worsening anti-Israel rhetoric will only increase in the future. They do not hold out hope that Washington can reverse this trend.The US is increasingly falling back on support for Israel and Saudi Arabia. Trump has clearly set his course and reversed Obamas effort to...

    12/20/2017 7:08:46 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 37 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/20/2017 | TOVAH LAZAROFF
    The United States has publicly warned United Nations member states not to support Thursdays UN General Assembly resolution denouncing US President Donald Trumps declaration that Jerusalem is Israels capital. The text will also call for nations, including the US, not to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. To date, the US is the only country who said it will do so. The UN General Assembly is scheduled to hold a special emergency session to disavow Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem on Thursday at the request of Yemen, Turkey and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. The resolution is expected to...
  • Exclusive: US Making Plans For 'Bloody Nose Military Attack On North Korea

    12/20/2017 3:58:31 PM PST · by blam · 72 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-20-2017 | Ben Riley-Smith
    America is drawing up plans for a bloody nose military attack on North Korea to stop its nuclear weapons programme, The Telegraph understands. The White House has dramatically stepped up preparation for a military solution in recent months amid fears diplomacy is not working, well-placed sources said. One option is destroying a launch site before it is used by the regime for a new missile test. Stockpiles of weapons could also be targeted. The hope is that military force would show Kim Jong-un that America is serious about stopping further nuclear development and trigger negotiations. Three sources - two former...
  • The US And China Are Preparing For All Hell To Break Loose In North Korea

    12/20/2017 7:02:19 AM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 12-20-2017 | Alex Lockie
    As tensions rise to historic heights on the Korean Peninsula, both the US and China have begun taking unprecedented steps to prepare for the worst-case scenario. Across North Korea's border in China's Jilin province, state-run media ran a full-page instructional package on how to survive a nuclear blast. The page doesn't mention North Korea, but it doesn't need to. Also new in Jilin, are five new refugee camps built "because the situation on the China-North Korea border has intensified lately," a leaked document seen by the New York Times read. The camps can potentially accommodate thousands of North Koreans pouring...
  • US: Our presence in Syria will continue

    12/13/2017 4:17:41 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 54 replies
    ANF News (Washington, DC) ^ | Wednesday, 13 Dec 2017, 09:15 | ANF WASHINGTON
    US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said, We will continue to work through all our partners to try to stabilize the country. Spokesperson Nauert commented on Russian President Vladimir Putins announcement that Russian soldiers will be pulled out of Syria and said, If Russia chooses to pull out, certainly, that is its choice to do so, but we continue to work through all our partners to try to stabilize the country. US State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert answered questions about Syria in the daily press briefing. Nauert said the following on the question about Russian President Putins announcement that Russian...
  • Hiroshima survivor urges US, North Korea, to negotiate

    12/09/2017 8:40:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/17
    Hiroshima atomic bombing survivor Setsuko Thurlow and International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) leader Beatrice Fihn on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to negotiate and avoid nuclear war. On Sunday, the two will receive this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Thurlow, 85, was 13 years old at the time of the Hiroshima bombing. "No human being should suffer what we suffered," Thurlow told reporters Saturday. "I deeply and strongly urge the leaders of North Korea and the U.S. never to use nuclear weapons ... Negotiate....

    12/04/2017 4:08:12 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    freebeacon ^ | December 4, 2017 | Natalie Johnson
    Service failed to meet over 90 percent of requests for support training in 2016 The U.S. Navy doesn't have enough amphibious warships to effectively support the Marine Corps in training for combat operations, according to senior Pentagon officials. Marine Lt. Gen. Brian Beaudreault, deputy commandant for plans, policies, and operations, said Friday the current fleet of 32 amphibious assault ships falls short of the number needed to meet operational requirements. He said this negatively impacts the ability of joint naval forces to train, particularly in large-scale formations, which harms readiness. Beaudreault, testifying before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness,...
  • US pulls out of United Nations Global Compact on Migration

    12/03/2017 8:47:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    SBS ^ | updated 5 hours ago | AFP - SBS
    The US argues the United Nations pact is 'inconsistent' with its policies, adding that decisions on domestic immigration should be 'made by Americans and Americans alone'. The administration of President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from a United Nations pact to improve the handling of migrant and refugee situations, deeming it "inconsistent" with its policies, the US mission to the global body announced Saturday."Today, the US Mission to the United Nations informed the UN Secretary-General that the United States is ending its participation in the Global Compact on Migration," the Americans said in a statement.
  • US withdraws from UN commitment to protect refugees and migrants

    12/02/2017 8:26:57 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 83 replies
    ITV ^ | Dec. 3, 2017 | staff
    The United States has withdrawn from a United Nations pact to commit to protect and preserve rights of migrants and refugees. Donald Trump's administration said the agreement, known as the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, was "inconsistent" with its policies. In September 2016, the 193 members of the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a set of commitments that pledged to uphold the rights of refugees, help them resettle and ensure they have access to education and jobs. A statement from the US read: "The New York Declaration contains numerous provisions that are inconsistent with US immigration and refugee...