2019-10-13: Social Media Postees

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Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" Rages on Creating a Chaotic Battlefield in Northeastern Syria
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
On Saturday, the fourth day of Turkey's cross border military operation, Turkey's Defense Minister claimed that they had captured a key border town called Ras Al Ain, however the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the claim. | Turkey accidently put …
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Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far. | They're unrelated to Ankara's alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor …
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Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm– Hillary Clinton (@…
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Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
A CNN exclusive by Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne reveals that Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told the U.S., "I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region."
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Remember the media outrage when Turkey was found guilty of war crimes? No, neither do we
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
NATO member Turkey invaded northern Syria on 9 October, attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who led the way in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). There are now allegations that "Turkish-backed terrorist groups are committing war crimes" in the region. And that wouldn't come as a surprise. Because although there was little…
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U.S. Begins Possible Full Withdrawal From Northern Syria
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
WASHINGTON–The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. | Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. | Esper, interviewed on two TV news shows, s…
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750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Around 750 people with suspected links to the Islamic State Group have reportedly fled a displacement camp in north-east Syria as a result of Turkish strikes against Kurdish forces. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The news came after the United States asked all of its 1,000 troops to withdraw "as safely and quick…
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Trump Isn't Really Ending Endless Wars, He's Making Them Worse
Jon Rainwater | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
Civil war and foreign interventions in Syria have created a geopolitical Gordian knot, an intractable humanitarian crisis, and a maddeningly complex conflict zone of wars within wars. It should come as no surprise that an erratic leader like President Donald Trump would make the suffering worse.
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Video: Turkish Forces Confront Kurdish Armed Groups in Northeastern Syria
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Since October 9, the Turkish Armed Forces and Turkish-backed militants have been developing a ground phase of their operation against Kurdish armed groups in northeastern Syria. | The main Turkish efforts were focused on the towns of Ras al-Ayn and Tell …
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Hundreds of Daesh supporters escape in northern Syria as the Turkish invasion continues
The Canary | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
Turkish forces have approached a key Kurdish-held town in northern Syria (aka Rojava), setting off clashes that allowed hundreds of Daesh (Isis/Isil) supporters to escape from a camp.The move also prompted US soldiers to withdraw from a nearby base.A US military official said the situation across Rojava was "deteriorating rapidly" and that American forces were cut off from the Syrian Kurdish fighters they had previously partnered with.The official said US t…
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Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Erdogan has accelerated his war crimes against Syria, in Day 2 of Turkey's new military aggression. His regime thug troops again bombed the electrical cables of the Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ain, bombed on Day 1, and immediately repaired …
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Emergency Daytime Rally to defend NE Syria
Kurdish Community Center and BALB | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
Union Square NW corner, Post and Powell…
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As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-13
The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion

Iran's Khamenei Asks Elite Guard to Develop More Advanced Arms
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Sunday to develop more advanced and modern weapons, amid increasingly tense disputes with the United States and Gulf Arab states. | RELATED: | Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia | Tensions in the Gulf have risen to new highs since May 2018, when the Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 international nuclear accord with Tehran that put limits on its nuclear program…
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Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…
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As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…
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AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and…
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New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.
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Iran Says They Are Ready For Peace Talks With Saudi Arabia
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
The Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Saturday that they are prepared to hold talks with regional rival Saudi Arabia, with or without the help of a mediator. | RELATED: | US Deploys Large Force to Saudi Arabia | The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that the rumors about Pakistan's President Imran Khan mediating a potential meeting between Tehran and Riyadh were untrue. According to the Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi: "I am not aware of any mediation," he told state broadcaster I…
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Ecuador: Supposed 'Peace Zone' Looks Like A 'War Zone' in Quito
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
The social struggle did not abate in Ecuador despite attempts by the government to quell the protests on the tenth day of the demonstrations. During the early hours on Saturday, Ecuadorean olice fired tear gas and live ammo at the Indigenous people, farmers, workers and students who remained protesting near the National Assembly in Quito. | RELATED: | Ecuador: Riot Police Fire Tear Gas, Live Ammo at Protesters | Thousands of people from the Amazon region and the Andean highlands arr…
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'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Sure Trump is 'Betraying the Kurds!' But What's New about That?
Dave Lindorff | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is attacking President Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria, where they've been engaging in an illegal and bloody war against the Syrian government and its military for at least five years, not counting the three prior years when the US was providing arms and training to Syrian rebels,…
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Crisis mounts over Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
Trump's green light for the Turkish invasion has prompted heated condemnations from his Republican allies as well as within the US military.
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A Know-Nothing President Steps Into a Turkish/Kurdish Minefield
Staff | therealnews.com | 2019-10-11
The U.S. is deeply involved in the region surrounding Syria. Its actions helped lay the groundwork for the current struggle faced by the Kurds.
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US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
"A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey

Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …
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Trump's Bankrupt Syria Policy: Civilians Will Pay the Price
Vassilis K. Fouskas, Bulent Gokay | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
The civil war in Syria, exacerbated by military intervention by countries including the U.S., has left 5.5 million Syrians seeking asylum. (Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr/cc) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Kurdish Fighters Always Feared Trump Would be a Treacherous Ally
Patrick Cockburn | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
In a field beside a disused railway station on the plain just south of the Syrian-Turkish frontier, a brigade of Syrian Kurdish soldiers were retraining in order to resist an invasion by the Turkish army. "We acted like a regular army when we were fighting Daesh [Isis]," Rojvan, a veteran Kurdish commander of the YPG…
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Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.
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Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…
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Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance…
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U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!
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Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.
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If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source…
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Turkish army and militia forces surround Kurdish towns as invasion advances
Steve Sweeney | peoplesworld.org | 2019-10-11
Scores of Kurdish civilians, including children, were killed and injured as Turkish forces and their jihadist allies closed in on the towns of Tel Abyad and Serekaniye in northern Syria yesterday. NATO's second-largest army began its invasion after launching airstrikes across the Syrian border. Troops flooded into the largely Kurdish region east of the Euphrates …
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TKP statement: Hands off Syria!
Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.
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Ethiopian Prime Minister awarded Nobel Peace Prize: Guterres hails his 'people first' agenda
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
The winner of this year's Nobel Peace Prize has been praised by the UN Secretary-General for creating a pathway to stability in the Horn of Africa region.
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Twitter Tips the Scale Toward Incumbents by Refusing to Verify Primary Challengers
Aída Chávez | theintercept.com | 2019-10-11
Twitter is refusing to verify the accounts of primary challengers running for Congress in 2020, a policy that many candidates say is hurting their campaigns and helping keep the same handful of politicians in power. | Cori Bush, a community activist who challenged 10-term incumbent William Lacy Clay in the St. Louis-based district last cycle, still hasn't been verified on Twitter. She's running in Missouri's 1st Congressional District again in 2020, and even starred in a documentary about her first attempt. "Knock Down the House," the Rachel Lears film Netflix bought for a record $10 million, followed the insurge…
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The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress
Ross Barkan | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
The Bronx May Send a Homophobic Democrat to Congress…
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Everything Going Wrong in Okinawa
Doug Lummis | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
On 23 February 2016 Admiral Harry Harris, then Commander US Forces Pacific, testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, was asked how the construction of the Futenma Replacement Facility was progressing. This refers to the super airbase the Japanese Defense Ministry is building at Henoko in northern Okinawa to house the units of the First…
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Trump nominates John Sullivan as US ambassador to Russia
rt.com | 2019-10-11
US President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Joseph Sullivan as the new ambassador to Russia. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the spot vacated by the departure of Jon Huntsman. | Sullivan, 59, has served as deputy secretary since May 2017. He was acting secretary of state in March and April 2018, following the resignation of Rex Tillerson and the confirmation of current Secretary Mike Pompeo. | Most of his previous government experience has been in law, rather than diplomacy. Early on in his career, Sullivan clerked for a Fifth Circuit appeals judge and Supreme Court Justice…
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Affirming Trump 'Is Not a King,' Federal Court Rules President Acted Unlawfully by Declaring Emergency to Obtain Wall Funding
Jon Queally, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-11
"Trump circumvented Congress in an authoritarian power grab and stole military money to pay for his ridiculous vanity wall," said Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). "I welcome this ruling." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files…
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Pentagon: U.S. Not Abandoning Kurds in Face of Turkish Attack
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-11
WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials on Friday denied the U.S. is abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive, although the future of a counterterrorism partnership with the Kurds was in grave doubt. | "We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters. "We have not abandoned them. Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey — just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation." | Esper's remarks appeared aimed at strengthening the Trump administration's arg…
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Turkey launches genocidal invasion of Rojava
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Rojava Solidarity Tony IltisIssue 1240 Syria Turkey's war on KurdistanOctober 11, 2019The horrific violence that has been devastating Syria for the past eight years is intensifying. | On October 9, NATO's second largest army, that of Turkey, launched a full-…
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Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.
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In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring
Tesbih Habbal, Muzna Hasnawi | thenation.com | 2019-10-10
In the Midst of Chaos, an Invincible Arab Spring…
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Colombia's peace process developments a 'precious opportunity' to end violence for good, says UN Mission head
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
Thousands of former fighters from Colombia's largest rebel group remain committed to the historic 2016 peace deal which ended more than five decades of civil conflict, but attacks against the ex-combatants have been a continuous cause for concern, the Security Council heard on Thursday.‚Ä&Oslash…
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The Trump Administration Is Moving to Restart Aerial Fumigation in Colombia
Edward Hunt | progressive.org | 2019-10-10
The move further endangers the country's already-fragile peace accord.
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Turkey Moves to Crush Rojava, the Kurds' Radical Experiment Based on Democracy, Feminism & Ecology
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
As Turkey launches an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas, we look at how the offensive threatens the Kurdish region of Rojava with Debbie Bookchin, co-founder of the Emergency Committee for Rojava. She is a journalist and author who co-edited a book of essays by her father, Murray Bookchin, "The Next Revolution: Popular Assemblies and the Promise of Direct Democracy." We also speak with Elif Sarican, a Kurdish Women's Movement activist and anthropologist at the London School of Economics, and Ertuƒürul Kàºrkàßàº, honorary chair of the pro-Kurdi…
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After Trump Abandoned Kurds, Turkish Invasion Raises Fear of Kurdish Genocide & ISIS Resurgence
Staff | democracynow.org | 2019-10-10
Turkey has launched an aerial and ground assault on northern Syria targeting Kurdish-controlled areas. The offensive began Wednesday, just days after President Trump ordered U.S. troops to fall back from their positions on the Turkish-Syrian border. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reports at least 16 Kurds have been killed so far. Turkey is claiming the death toll is far higher. The Trump administration has faced widespread criticism from both Republican and Democratic lawmakers for abandoning the stateless Kurds who had helped the U.S. fight ISIS. Turkey is claiming the assault is needed to establish a "
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