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What will Turkey itself get as a result of turning the current political course towards Russia and, indirectly, China?
In a capstone piece published in Tehran Times special issue on the assassination, Robert Steele charts a path to peace and the restoration of Palestine as a worthy memorial to the martyr. This also helps Donald Trump get out of the Middle East.
Introduction The US is screaming about Erdogan using his new Russian S 400 system to track American planes, testing out targeting radars. The US admits...
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...from PressTV, Tehran - First published ... November 11, 2019 - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says militants from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) have not fully withdrawn...
Is This The Beginning of the End for Israel?
This video shows the SDF taking out an SNA armored vehicle attacking the M-4 highway today, in a sitting-duck position and at an easy close range for the SDF shooters.
The Kurds’ deal with Russia and Syria means that the US has lost its only ground ally in the region; the US no longer has any means to influence the ground situation without the Kurds.
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has announced that the withdrawal of Kurdish militia forces from the safe zone in north-eastern region Syria has been completed
Following a negotiated settlement in Sochi earlier on Tuesday, the Turkish Defense Ministry has announced that Operation Peace Spring is complete.
Jim W. Dean - The big winner here is Syria. Once it knows that it does not have to put half its army into north Syria to fight Turkey, it can proceed at full speed with its Latakia and Idlib offensive.
Jim W. Dean - Assad does not have to prove himself. He has done that. But dealing with the Kurds is going to be a delicate operation, an opportunity handed to him on a silver plate by Erdogan.
The Kurdish military Sdf accept truce with Turkey's withdrawal only. The Us peace-mission pretends a big safe-zone stolen from Rojava by Fabio Giuseppe Carlo Carisio for VT Italy Good...
Jim W. Dean - No modesty at all, Trump is claiming "millions of lives will be saved...due to his tough love.
...by Sputnik News, Moscow - First published ... October 16, 2019 - 15:48 Russian Forces Have Crossed the Euphrates River in Northern Syria, Moving East With...
Jim W. Dean - Trump will be on the spot today, to put up or shut up on his bold "red line" threats he made to Erdogan about doing anything to the Kurds that was not necessary.
Jim W. Dean - We have dozens of people on the ground there with both the Arab and Kurdish fighters who regularly report to VT in Damascus, sources for years.
First three children killed by Turkish bombs The Kurdish SDF militias denounce many complicity between Daesh commanders and Turkey's MIT intelligence. The Peace Spring plan similar to Olive...
The Kurds are not entirely defenseless. They’ve been preparing for what they had long anticipated—a possible betrayal by their closest ally, the United States.
... from Press TV, Tehran - First published ... August 26, 2019 - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is equally concerned about attacks by...
Jim W. Dean - We will wait to see whether Damascus will keep the momentum going, or stop and consolidate, which would give Turkey and the jihadis time to reinforce.
“We are terribly scared of Uyghurs; of their crimes. I don’t even want to remember what has happened. I had to flee with my four children, on a motorbike, like in some crazy movie…”
Jim W. Dean - Lavrov does not mention an "or else" course of action as to what Russia or even Iran would do if this crazy situation continues, with Turkey supplying the Idlib militants.
Russia and Iran have had an enemy in their camp, with Erdogan's claims to support Syrian territorial integrity being a sick joke. His actions have mirrored the US' actions. He will leave Syria when it suits him, and not before.
We saw clues to this move with the high number of bombing sorties flown by the SAA and Russia against troop and supply concentrations in Idlib.
Jim W. Dean - The free and democratic US now insists, without any input from Syria, that it will decide Syria's foreign policy with the Turks on the Kurds,
Jim W. Dean - We still do not have the details on the deal Trump made with Erdogan, and we cannot be sure that one or the other, or both, will not break it.
Jim W. Dean - Developments are happening fast now in Syria, as the name of the game now is "If you snooze you lose"
Jim W. Dean - Egypt comes out of the blue to offer its mediation services to the SDF, which is caught in a pickle with the US pullout. Syria is forced to do something to maintain its position that no part of Syria will be dismembered.
Jim W. Dean - If MSB goes down he might want some company, like Pompeo, and Gina Haskel, and maybe even Trump.
The Jamal Khashoggi debacle exposes the covert and diabolical activities of the United States and Saudi Arabia. What we are seeing here is that Trump is once again part of the Deep State, the very diabolical entity he presumably or superficially sought to destroy.
Jim W. Dean - VT readers know how much time we have spent watching Turkey with its roller coaster policy of supporting Syria.
The US continues to play its poker game of “Economic Show Down” with a growing list of unhappy countries.
Jim W. Dean - Fifteen billion is nothing to sneeze at, as it is way more than Saudi Arabia ever did for Egypt during its financial crunches
Unilateralism, which the US champions, is an outdated way of conducting global politics.
Investing in organizations and institutions based in East Jerusalem reportedly remains among Turkey's efforts to increase its influence in the city.
In the wake of Erdogan's predictable victory, the NYT should be apologizing for its delusional projection of a likely Ince win.