Instead, the United States announced the preparations for the attack on Raqqa. The idea looks, under current conditions, like an adventure. Previous attempt to attack on Raqqa failed (as well as Syrian-the Russian March on Tabqa), and in the current environment to sign the Kurds to March on Raqqa will be much more difficult, because they are more concerned with confrontation with Turkey to throw their best part in the March to the South, where they are waiting for losses and meaningless battles on the outskirts of Raqqa. So there is more PR and reminder that is announced for 2016-the year of the capture of Raqqa is still supposedly possible. In fact, in 2016, the year of the capture of Raqqa is extremely unlikely as efforts by the US and the Kurds, and the efforts of Russia and Syria. It is a question of 2017, the year, and that the parties will deal with more mundane tasks associated with the occupation of Aleppo and Mosul.
The Spanish vice president appeals to the Constitutional Court in order to impeach or penalise the Catalan leaders, if they take further action. Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría warns that Speaker Forcadell “may have already committed an offence”. The Court will hold an emergency session on Monday.
In the aftermath of last month’s Brexit vote, there was an outpouring of concern in Europe that the British decision would embolden similar separatist movements across the continent. Earlier Wednesday, this is precisely what happened when Catalan nationalists voted to approve a plan to secede from Spain, defying the nation’s Constitutional Court and challenging acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who is currently in political limbo as he struggles to form a government.