If you can bear to listen to the speech, it essentially consists of trying to pander to the Republicans by calling them Fascists and Racist thugs. I am not kidding. The speech opens by Hillary talking about her “Program” which is: Lower taxes and less regulation. Then she spends the rest of the speech laying out how Donald Trump is Putin is nazis and how the “good” Republicans should all vote for her instead. I am going to go out on a limb and suggest that brazenly calling every Republican who supports Trump a Neo-Nazi is not an effective way to pander to them. Really.
Elijah J. Magnier Article published here: alrai.li/fsjps5z via @AlraiMediaGroup Key words: Turkey, Russia, Syria, USA, Kurd, Nusra, ISIS. By Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai During their meeting in St. Petersburg and […]
On the front today was relatively quiet – the Turks pulled up the troops to the bank of the Euphrates, which they reached two days ago, as well as amassing troops on the beachhead to the South coast for a breakthrough to the road to Manbij. Despite talk of truce, clashes have continued, though less intense than yesterday.
This morning, the Syrian army achieved a tactical success in the Northern part of the corridor. After an intense night bombardment, the Northern and Central part of the artillery base, under the cover of armored vehicles, the infantry once again stormed the complex of buildings of the technical College of the air force and captured part of the buildings in the Northern part of the artillery base.
Turkey warned Monday it would carry out more strikes on a Syrian Kurdish militia if it failed to retreat beyond the Euphrates River, as Washington condemned their weekend clashes as “unacceptable.”
Turkish forces pressed on with a two-pronged operation inside Syria against Daesh and the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), shelling over a dozen targets.
But strikes against the YPG are hugely sensitive as the Kurdish group — seen as a terror group by Ankara — is allied with Turkey’s NATO partner, the United States, in the fight against Daesh in Syria.
On the 6th day of operation “shield of the Euphrates” the Turks decided on the next task – having cleared the surrounding area of Jarablus from the “black” and the Kurds from the bank of the Euphrates to the North of Manbij, while South of Amarinah, forward detachments of “Fallah al-sham” crossed the river and entrenched on the South Bank, creating a springboard for further advance to the South, with the aim of cutting the road running in Manbij. It should be noted that the resistance from both the Caliphate and the Kurds is rather a weak character that facilitates the rapid development of the Turkish operation.The Kurds of the YPG claim that Turkey is making use of sporadic clashes, in order that under the pretext of “combating terrorism” to put forward their mechanized formations as far to the South.
The political naivety of Kurds knew no bounds and culminated recently in the invitation to the US imperialism to establish a no-fly zone against the Syrian air force Rojava. Consider what function had fly zones of the imperialists in Libya. There had – as naive – Russia on such recessed to prevent a supposedly imminent massacre of the Libyan army in the population of Benghazi. In fact, the imperialists took advantage of the no-fly zone to bomb Libya quite up to the fall of his government. From this experience, Russia and China had learned the proclamation analog-fly zones by the UN Security Council not to agree in Syria.
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In General, the defense of militants holds under extreme pressure, the success of the army are yet tactical in nature, but a breakthrough to the way Khan tuman – Ramouseh or loss of 1070 combined with the technical College of the air force may, at any time to bring the entire group of militants in the hallway on the brink of disaster.Now solve much of the material and quantitative factors, as now in the fighting to the South-West of Aleppo sides grind each other regardless of losses, losing a day for a few dozen people and spending a huge amount of ammunition that completely meets the contents of the battle for Aleppo as the decisive battle of the Syrian war.
On the 5th day of the operation “Euphrates Shield”, FSA troops with the support of the Turkish army launched an offensive South of Jarablus on position SDF/YPG. During the night the positions of the Kurds air strikes were deposited, and were under fire from tanks and artillery.
Turkey is moving into Syria not just with its own military, but with thousands of “rebel opposition groups” including US-backed FSA brigades allied with AlQaeda/Nusra/Sham and the child head-chopping al-Zinki who are reported to form the vanguard. Syrian territory is outright being turned over to them by the Turkish military, simply exchanging control from one group of terrorist jihadis (ISIS) to others who are more media acceptable and more direct proxies of the Erdogan regime, the U.S., Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
We, the strong believers of democracy who are keen on protecting the security and integrity of the Syrian territory, strongly condemn the Turkish occupation of Syrian territory. We urge the international community to pressure the Turkish regime to stop its interference in the internal affairs of Syria, calling for the immediate withdrawal of its troops from Syria. We also call upon national democratic forces to take the initiative to prevent chauvinist forces from breaking our strong national unity.
The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed deep concern in connection with the Turkish operation in Syria. “Moscow is […] especially alarmed by the prospect that the situation in the conflict zone will continue to deteriorate, resulting in greater civilian losses and heightened ethnic tensions between Arabs and Kurds,” the ministry said in a statement.
With virtually no opportunity for the human rights community to respond, the Clinton administration effectively created a way to avoid the whole question of human rights in Colombia. As Jack Laun of the Colombia Support Network said bitterly, “This unilateral interpretation trivializes the role of Congress in allocating funds and undermines the work of countless human rights organizations that have testified time and again to the need to consider human rights abuses in Colombia.”
“We are for a united Syria. We do not support an independent Kurd initiative,” Kerry said.
“There has been some limited engagement, as everybody knows, with a component of Kurd fighters on a limited basis, and we cooperated very closely with – with Turkey specifically to make sure that there was a clearer understanding of the rules by which that engagement would take place,” he added.
The Kurds hit two Turkish tanks, resulting in the confirmed death of 1 Turkish soldier. Another 3 were injured. How badly damaged the car is unclear. The wounded were taken to Turkey.
A visual comparison of different locations in Aleppo from the beginning of the “Arab spring” and after a few years of the war.
The key question now is not whether or when Turkey will leave, but will there be a full-fledged Kurdish-Turkish war in Northern Syria or it will be postponed?
Ivan the terrible – the Tsar, the mystic, the warrior king, the king the hero, the king of the ascetic. And precisely because it expressed in itself the essence of the Russian people, Russian statehood and the fate of the Russian Church to be a Bastion of Christendom and true Christianity is the only Holy Orthodoxy, his memory is so much hatred from his enemies, envious opponents and blemishes. So much speculation and gossip, so many lies and dirt.