Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s short-lived former national security adviser whose contacts with Russia cost him his job, is embroiled in a fresh controversy.
Jim W. Dean – It now turns out that Trump had sent General Michael Flynn to receive top secret security briefings prior to the election, as is policy, while working for the Turkish government.
Editor’s note: 4 days ago, we were on sat phone with al Bab, while our informant watched Turkish troops put 950 ISIS fighters on trucks, like they were lifelong friends. A day later, Turkey claimed they won al Bab in a “lightning raid.” Then a day later, Syrian official tell us Turkish planes attacked their […]
Syrian War Report – February 27, 2017: Intense Clashes Between Syrian Forces And Turkish Proxies In Tadef
Clashes between militant groups involved in the Turkish Operation Euphrates Shield and the Syrian army’s Tiger Forces have been ongoing in the town of Tadef located directly south of al-Bab since Sunday.
By Gordon Duff with Nahed al Husaini, VT Damascus Turkish F16s have flown dozens of sorties against Syrian Army positions south of al Bab in Aleppo, Province. Two days ago, VT reported, based on sources at the scene, that Turkey had taken al Bab though an agreement with ISIS, resupplying their forces, 950 strong, and […]
Jim W. Dean – Our condolences go out to the Mufti, but we cannot say to his family, also, because he doesn’t have one anymore. But Syria has always been his family.
…from SouthFront The Syrian army and the National Defense Forces (NDF) continued an assault against ISIS in the province of Homs, recapturing Eastern Bayarat and further advancing on Jabal Hayyal and Jabhal Thaniyat near the ISIS-held city of Palmyra. If government troops are able to take control over these hills, they will be able to […]
DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL U.S.-led coalition warplanes targeted Red Crescent’s headquarters in Syria’s Idlib, President of Turkish Red Crescent Kerem Kınık said on Wednesday. Kınık condemned the “hideous” attack, saying that it constitutes war crimes and violation of international humanitarian law. Local media outlets reported that the airstrikes took place around 3:00 AM in Syria’s Idlib […]
Jim W. Dean – Erdogan is going to try to play the victim in all this, but he is a dead man walking for turning Turkey into a jihadi express for setting up a constant flow of new jihadis going into Syria to murder them.
If the Istanbul attacker was an Uighur, then it raises several uncomfortable questions such as are the Uighurs the next group of Muslims to be exploited by Israel and the Zionists, to be subjected to the ISIS/Hamas/Al-Qaeda etc model of radicalisation and phony jihad in order to create a terrorist mercenary force in Central Asia?
The Russian envoy to Turkey was wounded after a gunman stormed into a building where the official was attending a Russian photo exhibition, the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed. Within an hour or so, we received confirmation that he had sadly died from his wounds.
Turkey could not give two hoots about the Syrian people, the suffering of the Syrian people, especially those in Aleppo is largely the work of Turkey. Ever since the war started, it is Turkey that has been supplying the terrorist mercenary scum posing as ‘rebels’. Much of the supply effort has been covert, using ‘aid’ convoys to sneak in weapons, munitions and supplies under the guise of humanitarian efforts.
A former advisor to the Syrian Media Minister disclosed that a large number of Turkish and Saudi officers had been battling against the Syrian government forces in the Eastern districts of Aleppo city shoulder to shoulder with Jeish al-Fatah coalition of terrorist groups.
By Chuck Ross submitted by D Boyaijan A Turkish-American businessman who is head of the Democratic National Committee’s Heritage Council claimed to have paid a former GOP congressman to write a pro-Turkey op-ed last year and also provided secret updates on his own political activities to members of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s inner circle, newly […]
A key question that has been puzzling analysts around the globe for quite some time is just what is the exact nature of the relationship between Russia and Turkey.
…from SouthFront The Turkish Armed Forces delivered artillery strikes on Syrian government forces positions in the town of Nawara in the province of Latakia on November 23. The artillery shelling was aimed to assist Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda) and its allies in clashes with the Syrian army, the […]
Last night, the Syrian Air Force delivered air strikes on the Turkish Armed Forces near the ISIS controlled town of al-Bab in northern Syria, according to local sources in the Aleppo province.
Members of the Popular Mobilization Units supporting the government forces drive military vehicles on the outskirts of the Iraqi city of Najaf on September 24, 2016. (Photo by AFP) Iraqi security officials warn the army may attack occupying Turkish forces deployed to the north should they intervene in an upcoming operation to liberate the city […]
In the course of a recent operation to liberate a terrorist-held enclave in northern Latakia, Syrian Army troops discovered a ‘manual for terrorists’. Printed in Turkey, the book teaches jihadis “the proper conduct of war on foreign soil,” up to and including the use of nuclear weapons. The manual, printed in Arabic and called the ‘Zad […]
Both are brutal, oppressive police states ruled by autocratic leaders, both are guilty of murderous genocides against their own citizens, both have waged decades long inhumane military campaigns against the people who share their nation – in the case of Israel, the Arabs, in the case of the Turks, it is the Kurds.
The US-led coalition did not provide previously-agreed air support to Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army rebels when they were attacked by Islamic State militants outside the city of Jarablus in northern Syria, losing several troops wounded in action. Syrian rebels lose ISIS battle after being abandoned by US jets – report A Free Syrian […]
Turkish and Kurdish forces in northern Syria have reached a “loose agreement” to stop fighting each other, a US defense official told AFP on Tuesday. “It’s a loose agreement for at least the next couple of days and we are hoping that will solidify.”
Most wars begin with a false flag attack an this has been the case for centuries, perhaps millenia. Turkey just launched a war against the Kurds of Syria and Turkey therefore when we hear that those same Kurds have been blamed for a terrible and murderous bomb attack in Turkey our suspicions are immediately raised.
Quite what the Turks are playing at here is difficult to discern, they are ostensibly US allies and part of the US-lead coalition but have just attacked a US ally and fellow member of that coalition while at the same time attacking ISIS.
…from SouthFront On August 23, the Jaish al-Fateh operation room launched an offensive on the strategic hill of Um Alqara that the Syrian army had recently seized in southern Aleppo. The hill overlooks the strategic road that links the Ramouseh Neighborhood and Khan Tuman. This is why the militants launched an assault to retake it […]
Jim W. Dean – We now have a dirty dance going on, with the US supporting the Turkish attack on Jarablus to clear Daesh from the border town, but which will also prevent the Kurds from getting that important border town.
Czech defense consultant Frantisek Sulc worries that Ankara’s move toward a realist approach to foreign policy could result in the most serious crisis NATO has faced in a quarter century, possibly leading to the alliance’s collapse.
Turkey may have a large and relatively powerful army, however, it has lost so many officers in the wake of the ‘coup’ attempt that it is now without effective leadership and it’s power largely negated by the loss of so many of it’s officer corps.
Jim W. Dean – The US is definitely in the cross hairs and the thinly veiled accusations are increasing, with this past week’s Turkish claim of not only CIA but FBI “assistance and training” with some of the coup plotters close to the Gulen group.
While the Turkish Army is known as the second largest force in NATO, Russian political analyst Evgeni Krutikov suggests that it resembles nothing so much as a “paper tiger.”