Syria: Trump‘s Red Line | HERSCH

“It was a totally Trump show from beginning to end,” the senior adviser said. “A few of the president’s senior national security advisers viewed the mission as a minimized bad presidential decision, and one that they had an obligation to carry out. But I don’t think our national security people are going to allow themselves to be hustled into a bad decision again. If Trump had gone for option three, there might have been some immediate resignations.”

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The wrong approach | Colonel Cassad

Erdogan is trying to appeal to a moral international policy, which is especially funny to hear from him, as he for many years persistently and consistently interfered in the internal Affairs of neighboring Syria and Iraq and undermine their sovereignty. But Erdogan found the strength to regroup, and now he fell in love with international law (at least in words) and the sovereignty of other countries. Turkey of course will not withdraw troops, moreover, expect an increase in numbers. Apparently the support of Turkey has had a serious impact on the determination of the Qatari authorities to strictly reject the ultimatum.

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Smuggling for enclaves | Colonel Cassad

During the year, regularly received the question is how are supplied with ammunition the enclaves in Syria. Like, you sit for years surrounded by, how does the ammo arrive? Last year we posted pictures of dissected cow, which was used for transportation of ammunition 7.62 mm. Ammo dumped in bags and sewn up in the carcass of a cow, and then transported across the front line under the guise of meat for civilians.

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