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Kurds’ Retreat from Kirkuk Foils Barzani’s Plot against Region: Iranian Official

A member of Iran’s Expediency Council said the Kurdish Peshmerga forces’ withdrawal from the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk put an end to a dangerous plot hatched against regional security.

Israel Giving the Kurds an Air Force to Fight Baghdad (updated)

By Gordon Duff and Nahed al Husaini Minutes ago, 30 Hezbollah fighters were killed inside Syria.  The US claims none of its planes were involved.   Up...

NEO: A Scorching Hot Cold War

Jim W. Dean - I chose this title and the subject matter to get onto the table that it might be time to take a new look at our using the term "New Cold War", because it is anything but that.

Turkey agrees to ‘only deal with Baghdad’ over oil exports

Jim W. Dean - As I watched the Kurdish people dance in the streets with joy, I was astounded to see the unconcern over losing their oil export revenue or control of their airspace and borders, even for imports.

Erdogan – Turkey will close border with Iraqi Kurdish region

Jim W. Dean - What I have been posing in my interviews over the last few days, that with only Israel supporting the Iraqi Kurdish separatist move, there will be no international group to oppose the sanctions that will be coming down on Kurdistan.

Iraqi parliament votes military action against Kurdish referendum

Jim W. Dean - Iraq needs a civil war now like it needs a hole in the head. But the Balkanization of the country would be worse; so its decision, though an unpleasant one, will be simple...better and less costly to fight now than later.

Iraqi PM slams Kurdish referendum as ‘unconstitutional’

Jim W. Dean - Iraq could find itself between a rock and a hard place on this Kurdish referendum provocation. If it is not a real call for secession, then the goal may be as a show of political force to renegotiate keeping a bigger share of their oil revenues.

Washington bets on Kurds

A few days ago The Washington Post referring to two anonymous sources, members of Trump's administration, reported that the White House had decided to end a covert CIA program to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels.

The Kurds: Washington’s Weapon of Mass Destabilization

The pop singer, HellyLuv is a willing marketing tool for the Kurds. The Kurds are often portrayed by mainstream media as gallant freedom fighters, with cute girls fighting in their ranks. By and large they have cast their lot with the US in its efforts at regime change in Syria. This places the Kurds in what would seem to be some atrocious alliances, including with Israel, the Saudis, and… ISIS.

Kurds May Face Turkish Army in Syria One-to-One

Recently Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his readiness to conduct a new military operation in the north of Syria to prevent the emergence...

NEO: Syrian Coalition Must End US-Kurdish Aggression Now

Jim W. Dean - I used the Syrian plane shootdown to focus much needed attention on the US using the SDF Kurds to take much of the traditional Arab areas of Syria, especially where there were economic resources, to potentially become part of their new state.

Erdogan to fight US arrest warrants (re: DC brawl)

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.

The Three-way Tug of War that’s Pulling Syria Apart

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.

US starts providing weapons to Syrian Kurds

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.

Saudi’s Paying PershMerga, Iranian Kurds, to Start New Terror Wars

Leader of the Iranian Kurdish Communist Party (Komela) Umar Alikhanzada. Photo: Rudaw video   ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The main armed Kurdish groups opposed to the...

US backed Kurds hand over Manbij area to Syrian Army to...

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.

The Fall of the Saudis, the Battle after ISIS

Iraq is going to invade and destroy Saudi Arabia.

Mosul to fall to Turkish-backed Peshmerga Kurds?

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.

NEO – Mosul Offensive Reveals Larger Geopolitical Game Plan

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.

BUSTED: Another CIA sockpuppet tries to smear Hillary and Obama

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.

NEO – Will a Kurdish State be Born Under the Guise...

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.

Turkey PM denies Syria operation singling out Kurds

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.

Syrian War Report – August 26, 2016: Kurds Accuse Turkish-led Forces...

...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...

Turkey plan for Syria incursion in the works for over 2...

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.

ANALYSIS: Kurds see ‘no friends but the mountains’ after US rebuke

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,...

Allies No More? Kurds Fight to Conquer Syrian Government-Run Enclave

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.

Turks Aiding ISIS (and Barzani Kurds) Against Baghdad Suffer Dysentery Outbreak

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...

ARA News: No change in Obama policy towards Syrian Kurds despite...

Kurdish fighters from the YPG and YPJ bidding farewell to a comrade killed during clashes with jihadists in Aleppo countryside. Photo: ARA News Syrian...

EXCLUSIVE: Turkey nuked the Kurds inside Syrian territory

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.