I find it hard to believe that Erdogan’s security is so poorly trained that they would just spontaneously leap into a crowd like that in the middle of the US capital.
In order to simplify the Syrian theater of proxy wars, it can be divided into three separate and distinct zones: that are, the Syrian government-controlled areas, the regions administered by the Syrian Kurds and the areas that have been occupied by the Syrian opposition.
Jim W. Dean – We are in kind of an in-between situation with the Syrian war, where news outlets are wanting predictions on how various battles will turn out, but there are more balls in the air to juggle now.
Leader of the Iranian Kurdish Communist Party (Komela) Umar Alikhanzada. Photo: Rudaw video ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The main armed Kurdish groups opposed to the Iranian government will develop strategic partnerships including in military activities amid an escalation of tensions between Iran and its Kurdish groups seeking more self-rule from Tehran. The leader of […]
Jim W. Dean – Russia stated today that there are no instances of YPG attacks on Turkey, inferring that Turkey has no justifiable security need to continues its push toward Manbji.
Iraq is going to invade and destroy Saudi Arabia.
Ian Greenhalgh – I have been closely studying the background politics around the Mosul offensive for some week now as I have been highly suspicious of the roles that would be played by Turkey and Iran.
Jim W. Dean – We are watching the fruits of regime change and destabilization in Iraq getting ready to be picked — now that this weak and corrupt government can no longer hold a fractious state together without outside support.
This is a false story planted by a CIA sockpuppet organisation. The Washington Times is owned by the Moonies, that quasi-religious Korean sect that publicly indulges in mass marriage ceremonies but privately, has links to pedophile networks and human trafficking. Most significantly though, the Moonies are a CIA front and always have been.
Jim W. Dean – Henry Kamens has one of the best analyses of the Turkish incursion into Syria and its many layers of intrigue with several of the surrounding countries. It dovetails with much of Gordon’s and my interviews, but adds more.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yidirim on Friday denounced as a “bare-faced lie” suggestions in Western media that Ankara’s military operation in Syria was singling out Kurdish people rather than jihadists.
…from SouthFront The Turkish-led forces are expanding operations in the area of Jarablus and the whole northern Syria under pretext of combating ISIS. The Turkish-led forces engaged Kurdish People’s Defense Force (YPG) units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) south of Jarabulus. Especially heavy clashes were observed in Ayn al-Bayda outskirts where the SDF successfully […]
Jim W. Dean – This story reminds me of the classic line, “There is no honor among thieves”. We now see the Kurds have been used as canon fodder by the US after fighting for months to take Manbij from ISIS.
Pro-Kurdish fighters claim US, Syria, Turkey and Iran are collaborating to undermine them, after having served US as shock troops against IS Wladimir van Wilgenburg QAMISHLI, Syria – The Kurdish YPG militia counted the US among its most trusted allies as it fought the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Syria. But that all changed on […]
A source in the Syrian Army has denied information about the advance of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the Syrian city of al-Hasakah, according to Sputnik’s Arabic edition.
Editor’s note: Months ago, when a 12,000 truck oil convoy delivering crude through Kurdish controlled territory, past an illegal Turkish base inside Iraq and into Turkey itself came under attack by Russian aerospace forces, the world pretended nothing happened. Now the assholes protecting the ISIS trucks, yes the Turkish army does that, have caught a […]
Kurdish fighters from the YPG and YPJ bidding farewell to a comrade killed during clashes with jihadists in Aleppo countryside. Photo: ARA News Syrian Kurds provide safe haven for thousands of Iraqis fleeing ISIS Syrian Kurds do not fear improvement in Russian-Turkish relations Top jihadis under fire by US-backed SDF near ISIS border pocket Life […]
Smith’s analysis of this photograph confirms 100% that this was a tactical nuclear weapon; several times in the past we have discussed the diagnosis of nuclear explosions by identifying scintillating pixels that appear when the radiation from the blast hits the digital sensors of cameras filming the explosion.
Jim W. Dean – As a general rule of thumb, the former colonial operatives are always on the ground in conflict areas where they have an interest, and don’t worry much about having an invitation.
Jim W. Dean – Seth Ferris takes us into the Byzantine geopolitics of Turkey’s current situation with backdrop on the Iraqi Kurds shooting down the Turkish Cobra helicopter.
A senior Syrian military expert said Washington is trying to save the Takfiri terrorists in Raqqa province by delaying the Kurdish forces’ military operations against the terrorist groups there.
Jim W. Dean – Erdogan has a lot of showdowns in play. The EU interior minister has said “no deal” on the visa regime unless Turkey complies with all the requirements, of which it has been well aware for a number of years and never objected to, until now.
Back in March we reported that a German company had been supplying chemical weapons precursors to ISIS via Saudi-owned businesses. Germany Back in the Poison Gas Business, with ISIS this time Sadly it looks like we are now seeing these chemical weapons used in northern Iraq. __________ 30 April 2016, FARS Report: ISIL Uses Chemical […]
Jim W. Dean – None of the jihadis seem to be firing at identified targets, but just doing the Rambo spraying fire routine that just runs you out of ammo and makes you easier to kill.
HAIFA, Israel – A senior Israeli official reiterated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s earlier support for the establishment of a Kurdish state in coordination with regional powers, the United Nations and the US.
Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused Turkey of “creeping expansion” in Syria aimed at undermining the Syrian Kurds.
Jim W. Dean – Erdogan finally responds to Obama’s moves to distance the US from Erdogan’s crackdown on Turkish opposition media. Incredibly he is just denying it, a bad move on his part.
Kurdish Peshmerga forces have cut the Islamic State’s (ISIS) oil smuggling routes from Kirkuk, stopping what was reportedly a burgeoning trade between the militants and oil pirates, a top Kurdish official told Rudaw.
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey’s Kurdish lawmakers say the government’s decision to gradually grant citizenship to over 3 million Syrian refugees in the country’s Kurdish cities can disturb the population makeup of the area and incite ethnic tensions. “We support efforts to embrace and help the refugees but the government’s plan is not assistance, it […]