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  • Kurdish official: US does not have to choose between the Kurds and Turkey

    04/30/2017 11:23:17 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    ARA News ^ | April 30, 2017 | Ilham Ahmed
    Ilham Ahmed, the co-president of the Democratic Council of Syria. File photo Ilham Ahmed, the co-president of the Democratic Council of Syria, said that the United States should not choose between Turkey and the Kurds in Syria.Ahmed accused Turkey of turning a blind eye to terrorism. “Erdogan is trying to force the United States to choose between us [Syrian Kurds] and Turkey. We don’t think such a choice is necessary, but it is worth considering what that choice entails,” she said.“The Turks said they bombed our headquarters because they claimed our territory is being used to launch attacks against Turkey, but those...
  • US Tanks to Storm Raqqa as Major Offensive Takes Shape

    04/29/2017 6:20:50 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 55 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 13:59 29.04.2017(updated 14:00 29.04.2017) | none stated
    The Syrian city of Raqqa remains occupied by Daesh terrorists since early 2014. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with the backing of a US-led international coalition is set to storm Raqqa and liberate it next month. It has been reported that US tanks will be used during the battle. A representative of the command of the Syrian Democratic Forces, who wished to remain anonymous, told Sputnik Arabic that the US had recently delivered heavy weapons and tanks to the SDF.“Two days ago, as part of the upcoming battle against Daesh the US sent us tanks and heavy weapons. The armament was delivered to Rojava [Kurdish de facto autonomous...
  • US-led coalition disagrees with Turkey over YPG-PKK ties

    04/29/2017 5:32:04 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    ARA News ^ | April 29, 2017 | Wladimir van Wilgenburg
    A US-led coalition spokesperson on Saturday told ARA News that for the United States there is a difference between the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG). The US-led coalition recognizes the PKK as a threat to Turkey.“We disagree with the Turkish position that the YPG and the PKK are the same organization. The Coalition recognizes the threat the PKK poses to Turkey, but Turkey cannot pursue that fight at the expense of our common fight against terrorists that threaten us all,” the coalition spokesperson said in an exclusive interview with ARA News. “We call on all countries in...
  • We’re America’s best friend in Syria. Turkey bombed us anyway.

    04/29/2017 6:54:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 28 at 2:46 PM | Ilham Ahmed
    On Tuesday, Turkey bombed the headquarters of Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, killing 20 of our soldiers. Immediately after the strike, the leaders of our forces — known as the People’s Protection Groups, or YPG — rushed from their operations center near Raqqa, where they’ve been working with the U.S. military to push the Islamic State out of its Syrian stronghold, to view the site of the attack. The American colonel and other officers who accompanied the YPG leaders were met by tens of thousands of protesters, including the mothers of soldiers who have died fighting the Islamic State. They...
  • A Lesson On Immigration That The US Can Learn From Europe (Not The EU)

    04/17/2017 1:36:13 PM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    How many refugees has the US taken in the last year? And how many asylum seekers? Are they classed as the same? And where are they today? Most importantly, were adequate checks in place to ensure that not only do they have a valid claim, but also that there are no disqualifying factors? As you’d imagine, not only are there contradictory answers to all of these questions, but the information seems purposely obfuscated. President Trump has been calling for an overhaul of the vetting system for refugees (where either no adequate paperwork is available for asylum application, or there are...
  • Breaking - US Drops "Mother Of All Bombs" On ISIS In Afghanistan

    04/13/2017 11:18:11 AM PDT · by bogusname · 57 replies
    Salt YT ^ | 4/13/2017 | Salt
    U.S. forces have dropped what is known as the "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan. The device is the largest non-nuclear device in the Air Force arsenal, Fox News' Jennifer Griffin reported. It was dropped in Nangarhar Province, an eastern area near the Pakistan border.
  • Relationship Between RUSSIA And US Approaches Danger Zone –Two Conflicting Reports-Someone IS Lying

    04/13/2017 5:12:36 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    The US just released that the military and intelligence operatives had intercepted communications between the Syrian military and chemical experts discussing preparations for last weeks chemical-weapons attack in Syria. OK…I am not making a judgment on this yet. It is a new development, and it is one that we must give consideration.. If they have actual evidence of a recording of intercepted communcations in Syria speaking about the coming attack, it has to be taken seriously. The intelligence was part of a larger collection of information that was gathered shortly after the attack on the northwest city of Idlib that...
  • Russian PM: "US On Brink Of Military Clash With Russia"

    04/07/2017 2:32:45 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/07/17 | Tyler Durden
    In a statement on Friday morning, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that the US missile strike violated not only international, and added that the attack “was on the brink of military clashes with Russia.” “Instead of their much-publicized thesis about a joint fight with a common enemy, Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL], the Trump administration has proven that it will fiercely fight against the legal government of Syria,” Medvedev wrote on his Facebook page. Ealier in the day, the Kremlin released a statement according to which "President Putin views the U.S. strikes on Syria as aggression against a sovereign...
  • U.S., South Korea, Japan target North Korea submarine threats

    04/04/2017 6:58:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | April 3, 2017 | Elizabeth Shim
    U.S., South Korea, Japan target North Korea submarine threats By Elizabeth Shim Contact the Author | April 3, 2017 at 1:32 PM April 3 (UPI) -- The United States, South Korea and Japan held a joint anti-submarine exercise aimed at deterring North Korea threats. The drill was held in response to Pyongyang's advancing submarine-launched ballistic missile program, South Korean newspaper Segye Ilbo reported Monday. The exercise marks the first time Japan has participated in joint drills in and around the peninsula, working with both U.S. and South Korea forces, according to the report. The United States and South Korea, on...
  • Genital mutilation also occurs in the US, activists call on states to make it illegal

    03/31/2017 9:14:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 39 replies
    Foxnews ^ | March 27, 2017 | Hollie McKay
    Every day, an estimated 8,000 girls worldwide are cut and marred in a process known as female genital mutilation, or FGM. But survivors and experts stress that this is not a faraway human rights violation. A portion of it is happening right here in the United States of America. “Not a day goes by where I am not contacted by a girl who has been cut in this country, or forced to visit another country to have it done,” Jaha Dukureh, an infant FGM survivor, activist and founder of the support and educational foundation Safe Hands for Girls, told Fox...
  • Yes. The EU President Did Just Advocate the Break-Up of the US out of Spite

    03/31/2017 9:12:56 AM PDT · by davikkm · 25 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Politics and Governance are guided by many things: ideologies, practicalities, economics and often circumstance, but the one area with a proven track record of failure is decision making by spite. To retaliate against imagined slights is the mark of a man who cannot be trusted to run anything, let alone a 28 nation (soon to be 27) block. But the EU Commission President, Jean-Claude Juncker, seems to be living in his own private fantasy land of unassailable power. In a recent speech at the European People’s Party conference, he said: “Brexit isn’t the end, a lot of people would like...
  • US tells Turkey and EU to ‘tone down rhetoric’

    03/24/2017 9:31:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 12 replies
    KOM News ^ | 24 March 2017 13:24 CET | none stated
    US State Department Acting Spokesman Mark Toner The United States State Department’s Acting Spokesperson Mark Toner called on European and Turkish government representatives to “tone down the rhetoric” in a press conference in Washington D.C. on Thursday.Answering a journalist’s question on whether he “agrees with the behaviour of the president of Turkey (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) who threatens Europeans every day,” Toner said “I think what we have said about some of the back and forth we’ve seen over the past couple of weeks [is] that we want to see everyone get along and tone down the rhetoric.”“Look Turkey is an...
  • .@CJTFOIR statement on the #Tabqah Dam OP: “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity &

    03/22/2017 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Konstantin Krammer ^ | 22 Mar 2017 | CJTFOIR
    .@CJTFOIR statement on the #Tabqah Dam OP: “There is nothing easy about this – it takes audacity & courage. And the SDF has that in spades.”
  • US airdrops Syrian forces near Raqqa in surprise attack on Isil

    03/22/2017 12:16:46 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Telegraph Co. (UK) ^ | 22 March 2017 | Josie Ensor
    The US-led coalition has airdropped allied Syrian fighters near the Isil-controlled city of Raqqa in a surprise attempt to cut off the jihadists’ main route out. The operation aims to secure the strategic Tabqa dam across the Euphrates river and isolate the capital of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil’s) so-called caliphate from the rest of the group’s territory in Syria. Five helicopters, supported by five fighter jets, dropped dozens of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighters near the northern town of Shurfa on Wednesday afternoon, according to local media reports. More at link
  • REVEALED: Turkey’s Plan To ‘Camouflage’ Its Lobbying Activities In The US

    03/18/2017 9:09:24 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Chuck Ross
    The government of Turkey planned to use front groups and operatives “camouflaged” as journalists to gain access to Capitol Hill and the U.S. security apparatus, hacked emails released by WikiLeaks reveal. The documents, which are from the Gmail account of Berat Albayrak, Turkey’s energy minister and the son-in-law of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, show the nascent plan for what has turned into a sprawling lobbying and PR campaign undertaken by the Turkish government. Turkey’s lobbying efforts catapulted into the news last week after Donald Trump’s short-lived national security adviser Michael Flynn registered as a foreign lobbyist for Turkey.
  • US will 'not repeat' claims GCHQ wiretapped Donald Trump

    03/17/2017 5:30:05 AM PDT · by UKrepublican · 128 replies
    The US has agreed not to repeat claims the UK's communications intelligence agency wiretapped Donald Trump in the weeks after he won the US election. GCHQ denied allegations made by the White House that it spied on Mr Trump as president-elect. No 10 has been assured the allegations would not be repeated, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said. He said it had been made clear to US authorities the claims were "ridiculous and should have been ignored".
  • US attorney defies Trump, won't resign

    03/11/2017 10:23:21 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3-11-2017 | Robert King
    The U.S. attorney for Manhattan has declined to resign despite a demand from the Justice Department. Preet Bharara declined to tender his resignation on Friday part of a demand from the Justice Department for 46 U.S. attorneys to resign, according to multiple reports. Bharara previously met with President Trump at Trump Tower before the inauguration and had told reporters Trump asked him to stay on.
  • Turkey, Russia, US military chiefs hold talks in Turkey

    03/07/2017 8:59:13 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7 Mar 2017 | AFP
    Istanbul (AFP) - Turkish, Russian and US military chiefs held talks on Tuesday in the southern Turkish city of Antalya to discuss regional issues including Iraq and Syria, the Turkish army said. "Common issues relating to regional security, in particular Syria and Iraq, are being discussed at the meeting," the army said in a statement, without elaborating further.
  • Americans Might Have to Get a Visa for Europe

    03/03/2017 7:41:52 AM PST · by freedumb2003 · 104 replies
    Money ^ | 3/3/2017 | Tara John
    Not posting since I am unsure if we can excerpt Time. The upshot is the EU has found that the US is in violation of Visa reciprocity from Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Cyprus, and Poland and wants to force US citizens to get Visas to go there.
  • US Sets Up Military Base in Syrian Manbij to 'Defend It From Turkish Attack'

    03/02/2017 8:12:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 41 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 3-1-17 | none stated
    A high-ranking representative of the Syrian Democratic Forces, who wished not to disclose his name, has told Sputnik Turkiye that the US is "taking all necessary measures" to defend the Syrian city of Manbij from an attack by the Turkish military. It has set up a military base in the city and hung up its flag as a "warning sign" to Ankara. The US is "taking all necessary measures" to defend the Syrian city of Manbij in the Aleppo Governorate, 30 kilometers west of the Euphrates, which is currently under control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), from an attack by the Turkish Armed Forces and fighters from the...