The Syria War

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Jim the Moron
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Re: The Syria War

Post by Jim the Moron » Mon Jan 22, 2018 1:09 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:47 pm
"Turkish forces push into Syria, battle Kurdish militia"
https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/wo ... ia-9881266

Well, why not? After all, almost everyone else has invaded Syria, so why not the Turks?
". . . the battle over Afrin is about Russia, Turkey and the US jockeying for leverage in Syria and the region."

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/New-fr ... ave-539415

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Re: The Syria War

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:26 pm

"Turkish assault on Kurdish militia in Syria has killed 24 civilians"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... sive-syria

Not to worry, sport fans. Kurds are adept at exacting revenge.

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Re: The Syria War

Post by Sertorio » Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:38 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:26 pm
"Turkish assault on Kurdish militia in Syria has killed 24 civilians"

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... sive-syria

Not to worry, sport fans. Kurds are adept at exacting revenge.
Turkey is pushing Kurds into Bashar al-Assad's arms, which is good. Soon the US will have no one to fight its war in Syria...

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Re: The Syria War

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 pm

Neither the Turks nor Assad have anything "good" in mind for the Kurds.

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Re: The Syria War

Post by Sertorio » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:08 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 pm
Neither the Turks nor Assad have anything "good" in mind for the Kurds.
Assad will be able to integrate Kurds in Syria, maybe under some sort of local self-governement.

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Re: The Syria War

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:23 pm

Sertorio wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 pm
Neither the Turks nor Assad have anything "good" in mind for the Kurds.
Assad will be able to integrate Kurds in Syria, maybe under some sort of local self-governement.
". . . under some sort of local self-government"

There has never been a Turkish, Arab, or Iranian government accepting of Kurdish self-government. An independent Kurdistan is the goal.

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Re: The Syria War

Post by dagbay » Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:42 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:23 pm
Sertorio wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:08 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 1:44 pm
Neither the Turks nor Assad have anything "good" in mind for the Kurds.
Assad will be able to integrate Kurds in Syria, maybe under some sort of local self-governement.
". . . under some sort of local self-government"

There has never been a Turkish, Arab, or Iranian government accepting of Kurdish self-government. An independent Kurdistan is the goal.
While Erdugan is exacting casualties from the Kurds who in return bombing Turkish towns, no one seems to pay attention to the growing isis area in eastern Syria. Trump is claiming that isis is close to becoming extinct which is partially true. Isis retreated from the major cities it controlled to the vast deserts of Syria and Iraq. It is using it to conduct a decentralised guerilla warfare expanding control and surprising the Assad forces and falling some Russians alongside.
Assad is fighting the rebels a few miles from his home with chlorine liquid and gas bombs decimating the population while the Russians are leveling the buildings on their inhabitants. Whatever is left of Syria will never IMHO unify under Assad or anyone else for that matter. It ceased to exist in reality some years ago.

The side Story to all the Syrian drama is the sad saga of the Kurds. They seemed ripe to declare independence but at the last minute have demonstrated that they are not unified and therefore could and were fractured.
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Re: The Syria War

Post by Sertorio » Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:03 am

dagbay wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:42 pm

Assad is fighting the rebels a few miles from his home with chlorine liquid and gas bombs decimating the population while the Russians are leveling the buildings on their inhabitants.
Prove it, if you can. And no statements by CNN, The Economist, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal or the White Helmets may be considered reliable proof... Solid evidence, please!...

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Re: The Syria War

Post by dagbay » Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:30 am

Sertorio wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:03 am
dagbay wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:42 pm

Assad is fighting the rebels a few miles from his home with chlorine liquid and gas bombs decimating the population while the Russians are leveling the buildings on their inhabitants.
Prove it, if you can. And no statements by CNN, The Economist, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal or the White Helmets may be considered reliable proof... Solid evidence, please!...
I do not follow those rags. The best evidence we have (not experiencing it first hand is by video. Unfortunately in this PC day and age all the standard social media sites that dissaminate them are monitoring and removing content hours after it is posted. Try these;
https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3 ... jMMKrQ&s=1
Isis territory expansion: https://lm.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3 ... izNWZA&s=1

A source for tracking: will add later.
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Re: The Syria War

Post by dagbay » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:18 am

As promised Sertorio, a source for tracking -http://syria.liveuamap.com/
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