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  • Turkish President Erdogan 'threw Trump's Syria letter in bin'

    10/17/2019 3:18:53 AM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 28 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Oct 16 ,2019 | BBC World News
    President Erdogan received the letter, thoroughly rejected it and put it in the bin.
  • RUSSIA the peacekeepers: Putin's troops 'will not allow' Syria and Turkey to enter direct [tr]

    10/15/2019 8:22:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 49 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 15, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    Russia has stationed troops between the Syrian army and Turkish forces in an attempt to prevent fresh clashes in northern Syria. Moscow said its soldiers are now patrolling land outside the flashpoint city of Manbij, which was taken over by Syrian government forces on Tuesday, to prevent an anticipated Turkish attack. Russia, which backs the Syrian government, said 'no one is interested' in fighting between Syrian government troops and Turkish forces and that Moscow 'is not going to allow it.'
  • UK refuses to join EU arms ban on Turkey

    10/15/2019 8:17:38 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 13 replies
    euobserver ^ | October 15, 2019
    The UK will not join other European countries such as France, Germany, the Netherlands and Finland in halting selling arms to Turkey after its invasion in Syria, the Independent reports. The UK was initially also against an EU condemnation of Turkey's military attack, but later agreed to the EU's unanimous position. Because of the UK's refusal to a European arms ban, the EU agreed on stopping arms sales unilaterally.
  • Trump’s Syrian Maneuver Works – President Erdogan Asks for Negotiations With Kurds in Syria

    10/14/2019 5:59:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 156 replies
    CONSERVATIVE TREEHOUSE ^ | 10/14/2019 | SUNDANCE
    President Trump has played this out perfectly. By isolating Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and effectively leaving him naked to an alliance of his enemies, Erdogan is now urgently asking for the U.S. to mediate peace negotiations with Kurdish forces. This request happens immediately after President Trump signed an executive order [See Here] triggering the sanction authority of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Erdogan called the White House requesting an urgent phone call with President Trump. After President Trump talked to Kurdish General Mazloum Kobani Abdi, the commander of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, President Trump then discussed the options available to...
  • Hey, NATO, Let’s Move Those 50 US Thermonuclear Weapons Out of Turkey

    10/14/2019 4:11:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Defense One ^ | 10/14/2019 | BY JOE CIRINCIONE
    Why risk it? Even if NATO wants the nukes in Europe, Erdogan’s unstable regime is 68 miles from Syria, the hottest conflict zone on earth. When President Donald Trump and other heads of state meet at this week’s NATO Summit it might be a good time to discuss the wisdom of keeping 50 U.S. thermonuclear weapons in Turkey, just 70 miles from Syria, the most intense combat zone on the planet. Each of the B61 gravity bombs stored at Incirlik Air Base, 68 miles from the Syrian border have a maximum yield of 170 kilotons, or 10 times more powerful...
  • Give Us Your Rich, Europe Tells the U.K.

    10/14/2019 6:06:47 AM PDT · by karpov · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 14, 2019 | Simon Clark
    As rich people in the U.K. fret over Brexit and the possibility of an avowed socialist coming to power, Italy and other European countries are slashing taxes to tempt the jet set to relocate. Of mounting concern for many of Britain’s wealthiest is the possibility that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s embattled government could give way to a high-tax Labour government led by Jeremy Corbyn. A fund manager described the anxious attitude of the wealthy as “in case of Corbyn, break glass.” That concern coupled with the uncertainty created by Brexit and its potential impact on the U.K economy, means some...
  • BACK BORIS Jacob Rees-Mogg tells Brexiteers to trust Boris but warns them to expect ‘compromise’

    10/14/2019 7:26:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 28 replies
    The Sun ^ | 13 Oct 2019 | Alex Matthews
    JACOB Rees-Mogg has told Brexiteers to trust Boris Johnson to broker a deal with Brussels but warned to “expect compromise”. The Tory arch-Brexiteer said that concessions with EU chiefs were “inevitable” but the PM could be trusted to “deliver”. ...Mr Rees-Mogg wrote in The Telegraph: “In the final stages of the Brexit negotiation, compromise will inevitably be needed, something even the staunchest Leavers recognise albeit unwillingly - but as a Leaver Boris can be trusted. "He wants to take back control and has dedicated his political career to this noble cause. If he thinks the ship of state is worth...
  • Let's get out of here! Welsh independence calls SURGE after 'Brexit sledgehammer'

    10/14/2019 7:19:02 AM PDT · by Cronos · 46 replies
    Daily Express ^ | 5 Oct 2019 | Emily Ferguson
    WALES will soon get an independence vote, claims a Plaid Cymru MP, who argues Brexit is pushing the nation to break away from the UK. Welsh MP Jonathan Edwards will try to rally support for a Welsh referendum today, as he speaks to delegates at the second day of Plaid Cymru's autumn conference. He is expected to say the Brexit referendum “drove a sledgehammer through the post-devolution period” and has caused a shift towards Welsh independence. The comments come after Plaid Cymru’s party leader, Adam Price, said he believed a referendum on Welsh independence would be held by 2030. ...The...
  • Baudet - National Sovereignty as a Force for Freedom

    10/13/2019 6:25:35 PM PDT · by aspasia
    YOUTUBE ^ | Oct 12, 2019 | Thierry Baudet
  • Jumping to freedom. 1961. (an amazing series of 4 clips of escape from East Germany via window)

    10/09/2019 4:17:04 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies
    imgur ^ | by barenton
    When the Berlin wall was being built, people whose houses were on the dividing line, were ordered to move to the interior. Instead, many opted to escape to Western Berlin through the windows, like this woman. East Berlin police tried to grab her and drag her back, but people on the other side pulled her to safety. At the link - a series of amazing clips from 1961 of people escaping. Here's an example: https://imgur.com/gallery/QbDbVJS 
  • Poland’s ruling conservative party poised to win re-election

    10/13/2019 1:37:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/11/2019 | By Bradford Betz |
    Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party, buoyed by its popular conservative platform and generous social spending, was widely expected to win Sunday’s election, which is regarded as one of the country’s most momentous since the fall of communism 30 years ago. More than 30 million voters were choosing lawmakers in the 460-seat lower house of parliament, the Sejm, and in the 100-seat Senate. Law and Justice is the first party since the fall of communism to break with the austerity of previous governments, whose free-market policies took a moribund communist economy and transformed it into one of Europe's most dynamic.
  • EU cannot accept Turkish "blackmail" -Italian prime minister

    10/12/2019 7:24:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    reuters ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2019 | Angelo Amante
    The European Union must not bow to threats from Turkey to push millions of Syrian refugees into EU countries, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, adding that Ankara should stop its military operations in northern Syria at once. “The EU cannot accept this blackmail. Turkish efforts to welcome in Syrian refugees cannot then become a tool of blackmail for a military initiative that we cannot accept and which must immediately stop,” Conte told reporters. Turkey, which still formally aspires to join the European Union despite mounting EU criticism of Ankara’s human rights record, has been stung by EU...
  • France, Germany suspend arms exports to Turkey

    10/12/2019 6:58:25 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | October 13, 2019 | Ben Ariel
    A number of countries have condemned Turkey's offensive, and Finland, Norway and The Netherlands have already announced that they are stopping arms exports to the country, noted AFP...Trump will sign an executive order expanding the administration's ability to impose sanctions on Turkish officials. Mnuchin said that the executive order does not itself contain new sanctions, but gives Trump the authority to enact them.
  • The Kurd in the Punch Bowl (Winner: Title of the Year)

    12/29/2018 2:24:53 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Brandon J. Weichert
    President Donald J. Trump's recent announcement that he is withdrawing the 2,000 American troops stationed in Syria has sent shockwaves throughout the nation's capital. A bipartisan consensus has formed that Trump not only erred, but has abandoned America's erstwhile friends, the Kurds, to be slaughtered by America's NATO partner, Turkey. This is simply inaccurate. The Kurds do share close ties with the United States. Despite this, however, no American president has ever vindicated the Kurdish dream of an independent sovereign state. Trump is not at all different. The Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world, sharing a contiguous...
  • If our NATO partner and ally by treaty Turkey is conducting genocide and war crimes...

    10/13/2019 11:13:13 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 70 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    If our NATO partner and ally by treaty Turkey is conducting genocide and war crimes against the Kurds, then perhaps we should call on all our NATO partners and allies to condemn Turkey? We are currently committed by treaty to defend TURKEY, NOT the Kurds. We could tear up the treaties with Turkey and NATO and then enter into a mutual defense treaty with Kurdistan, but then what will Russia and Iran do? Oh, wait, there is no country named Kurdistan. This is the way world wars are started.
  • Pressed by Trump over defense, Germany says can pay more for NATO running costs

    10/13/2019 12:16:14 AM PDT · by Farcesensitive · 16 replies
    Reuters via YAHOO ^ | October 11, 2019 | Sabine Siebold and Robin Emmott
    Germany is willing to contribute more to NATO's running costs as long as other allies also step up to help reduce the United States' share of funding, German Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer said on Friday. President Donald Trump has long accused European allies, especially Germany, the biggest economy in Europe, of taking U.S. security guarantees for granted and says they need to spend much more on their own defense. With a meeting of NATO leaders looming in December, some allies now see reform of financing for the U.S.-led military alliance as a way to preempt another round of criticism from...
  • Nolte: Snopes Announces It Will Now Fight Trump Using ‘Feelings’ and ‘Emotion’

    10/12/2019 11:08:52 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2019 | John Nolte
    Just like he did with far-left CNN, President Trump has just forced the phony, left-wing fact check site Snopes to throw out every standard of professional journalism. In a stunning admission (of what we already knew), Snopes announced Thursday that Trump and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are such a unique threat to world that “experts must find new ways to reach people.” Which means that — get this — Trump and Johnson must be “countered by the shared stories, experiences and emotions of real people and how they are affected by the big global issues.” “Public austerity measures, for...
  • EU heading for no-deal Brexit by mistake, Jeremy Hunt warns (Polls favor Boris)

    10/09/2019 5:00:25 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 16 replies
    BBC News ^ | Oct 9, 2019
    Former Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has issued a plea to EU foreign ministers to avoid a "catastrophic failure in statecraft" over Brexit. He has urged them in an open letter to reach a compromise with Prime Minister Boris Johnson while they still can. Delaying Brexit would only increase the chances of a no-deal exit, he warned. "If they think this is bad - just wait until what happens after Boris wins an election," he told the BBC's Laura Kuenssberg in an exclusive interview. Mr Hunt - who lost out to Mr Johnson in July's Conservative leadership contest - has written...
  • _Europe Won't Help, and We’re Not Going to Hold Thousands of ISIS Fighters at Guantanamo Bay

    10/09/2019 12:21:49 PM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    CNS ^ | October 8, 2019 | Patrick Goodenough
    The United States for months has been urging European countries to repatriate captured ISIS fighters and their families from northeastern Syria, to no avail, and the U.S. is not about to incarcerate them in Guantanamo Bay, President Trump said on Monday. “We’re not bringing 50, 60, 70 – or even 10,000 people to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We’re not going to be paying them for the next 50 years – or paying to take care of them for the next 50 years.” He characterized the European response to Washington’s appeals as another example...
  • A secret Russian assassination squad has proven 'they can get to anyone' in Europe (Tr)

    10/09/2019 11:02:10 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 30 replies
    BuSiness Insider ^ | October 9, 2019 | Mitch Prothero
    Full title: A secret Russian assassination squad has proven 'they can get to anyone' in Europe but there's just one problem — they're really sloppy about itRevelations of an alleged Russian intelligence operation to murder opponents and spread chaos across the European Union were met with a mix of wonder and derision in the intelligence community. Russia's decision to return to formalized violent operations in the West has "proven they can get to anyone," a source told Insider. But in many cases, the Russians' sloppy tradecraft has meant their "secret" operations are almost immediately noticed. Two current European intelligence officials...