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  • Erdogan says Turkey's Syria offensive will end if Kurdish fighters withdraw

    10/16/2019 5:45:03 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2019 | Tuvan Gumrukcu and Ece Toksabay
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey’s offensive into northeast Syria will end if Kurdish fighters in the region drop their weapons and withdraw from a planned “safe zone”, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday, but warned that no power could stop it until then. Erdogan said the quickest solution was for militants to drop their weapons and pull back from the area by Wednesday evening. The operation will end when the “safe zone” is established, he said, and Turkey was not open to negotiating this.
  • Turkey's Syria invasion: Member of US Special Forces says, 'I am ashamed for the first time (tr)

    10/10/2019 5:58:37 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 112 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | October 10, 2019 | Jennifer Griffin, Melissa Leon
    PENTAGON – A member of U.S. Special Forces serving alongside the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria told Fox News on Wednesday they were witnessing Turkish atrocities on the frontlines. “I am ashamed for the first time in my career,” said the distraught soldier, who has been involved in the training of indigenous forces on multiple continents. The hardened service member is among the 1,000 or so U.S. troops who remain in Syria. “Turkey is not doing what it agreed to. It’s horrible,” the military source on the ground said. “We met every single security agreement. The Kurds met...
  • Congress set for showdown with Trump over Kurds

    10/10/2019 2:04:53 AM PDT · by robowombat · 196 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/19 06:11 PM EDT | JORDAIN CARNEY AND REBECCA KHEEL
    President Trump is barreling toward a showdown with Congress over his decision to pull back U.S. troops in northern Syria despite widespread opposition. The announcement, which caught leadership and traditional GOP allies flatfooted, sparked a wave of condemnation, with Republicans calling it a “disaster in the making,” a “catastrophic mistake” and a “terrible decision.” Lawmakers are already weighing how to respond to Trump’s decision, setting the stage for a high-profile clash with Trump as soon as Congress returns from a two-week break on Monday. “Congress must and will act to limit the catastrophic impact of this decision,” said Rep. Liz...
  • Critics Aghast As Trump Keeps Word About No More Wars

    10/09/2019 12:58:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 8, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    Donald Trump came into office promising to not start any new wars and to get us out of the old ones our feckless elite had dragged us into, and now that he’s doing it in Syria the usual suspects are outraged. How dare he actually deliver on his promise not to have anymore of our precious warriors shipped home in boxes after getting killed on battlefields we can’t even pronounce, while refereeing conflicts that began long before America was a thing, in campaigns without any kind of coherent objective? Conservatives like me still think of ourselves as hawks, but...
  • Turkish military operation launched in northern Syria, Erdogan says

    10/09/2019 9:21:41 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 40 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | October 9, 2019 | Theresa Seiger
    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced Wednesday the beginning of a military operation in northeastern Syria, days after President Donald Trump pulled U.S. troops out of the region. "The Turkish Armed Forces, together with the Syrian National Army, just launched #OperationPeaceSpring," Erdogan wrote Wednesday in a tweet. "Our mission is to prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border, and to bring peace to the area." Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, said Turkish warplanes started carrying out airstrikes on civilian targets Wednesday. "There is a huge panic among people of the...
  • Turkey launches offensive in northern Syria with air strikes

    10/09/2019 9:49:32 AM PDT · by tkocur · 91 replies
    Turkish warplanes have bombed parts of north-eastern Syria at the start of an offensive which could lead to conflict with Kurdish-led allies of the US. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation was to create a "safe zone" cleared of Kurdish militias which will also house Syrian refugees. The strikes have killed at least two civilians, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said. The group vowed to resist any Turkish advance across the border. It asked the US and the coalition against the jihadist group Islamic State (IS) to establish a no-fly zone in the area to stop "attacks on...
  • Rand Paul: It's Not U.S. Responsibility 'to Fight Every War and Find Every Peace'

    10/08/2019 10:01:33 AM PDT · by xzins · 67 replies
    CNS ^ | October 8, 2019 | Susan Jones
    Some Republicans, including Trump allies such as Sen Lindsey Graham, have joined Democrats in sharply criticizing the president's decision to withdraw an unannounced number of U.S. troops from northeastern Syria. But Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) strongly supports the president's move, even if the "neocon war caucus of the Senate" -- Paul's words -- does not. "We haven't been able to find peace for 18 years in Afghanistan," Paul told Fox News's Neil Cavuto in a telephone interview on Monday. "So I certainly don't think we're going to find peace in Syria. But I do think a couple of hundred people...
  • Is Trump Rethinking Abandoning The Kurds?

    10/08/2019 7:46:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/07/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    We’ve had more than 36 hours to absorb the news that President Trump was pulling our troops out of the way of an anticipated Turkish incursion into northern Syria. (And possibly out of the country entirely.) The response has been rapid and generally brutal across the board. Has any of this sunk in with the President yet, potentially leading him to reconsider this decision? As of last night, it certainly didn’t sound like it. (Associated Press) “I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars,...
  • Trump’s making a big mistake in betraying the Kurds

    10/08/2019 12:14:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 134 replies
    nypost.com ^ | October 7, 2019 | Post Editorial Board
    Turkish jets struck a Kurdish base near the Iraq-Syria border late Monday night, the first grim fruits of President Trump’s decision to order US forces out of the way — a decision we fear Trump will come to regret. We’ll grant that the president is delivering on a campaign promise here: Like most Americans, he doesn’t want this nation serving as the world’s policeman; other countries should share more of the burden when it comes to both troops and money. Or, as he tweeted Monday, “it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars.” He has...
  • TRUMP blocked E. U. Ambassador from testifying today

    10/08/2019 5:34:35 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 56 replies
    FR ^ | 10/8/19 | seld
    I just heard TRUMP blocked E. U. Ambassador from testifying today. Will not be answering questions.
  • Turkey set to invade Syria; US to remove forces from area

    10/06/2019 9:10:07 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 61 replies
    Turkey is set to invade Syria, as the country had been threatening in recent months, with the U.S. saying it will remove all of its forces from the "immediate area," according to the White House. The news came late Sunday after President Donald Trump spoke to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by phone earlier in the day.
  • Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

    10/07/2019 9:24:12 AM PDT · by Vendome · 101 replies
    As I have stated strongly before, and just to reiterate, if Turkey does anything that I, in my great and unmatched wisdom, consider to be off limits, I will totally destroy and obliterate the Economy of Turkey (I’ve done before!).... ROTFLMAO!!!
  • Why isn’t the media covering Turkish President Erdogan’s ties to ISIS

    09/21/2019 9:43:18 PM PDT · by OddLane · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 21, 2019 | Kenneth Timmerman
    MORE ON: RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN Turkey's turn against the West --- and how to reverse it Erdogan’s Istanbul defeat is a chance to rebuild bridges with the West Istanbul to re-do mayoral election after victory tossed out for Erdogan opponents No, Trump won't refuse to leave if he loses and other commentary Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pitched his tent at New York’s glitzy Peninsula Hotel this week, where he will be dining (but not wining) American Muslim leaders on the sidelines of UN meetings. During his 2017 New York visit, Erdogan met with then-freshman U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar...
  • Trump says 'not fair' that U.S. can't sell F-35s to Turkey

    09/16/2019 4:19:07 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 16, 2019 / 12:28 PM | Jeff Mason, Phil Stewart
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday it is “not fair” to either Turkey or the United States that Washington cannot sell Ankara billions of dollars worth of F-35 fighter jets after it bought a Russian air defense system. Turkey started taking delivery of Russia’s S-400 air defense system last week in defiance of U.S. warnings that the Pentagon would kick it out of the F-35 stealth fighter program Washington’s concern is that deploying the S-400 with the F-35 would allow Russia to gain too much inside information of the stealth system. Thomas Karako, an analyst at...
  • Buying Greenland: Trump haters mock the idea, but China is paying attention

    08/21/2019 11:40:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 08/21/2019 | Tammy Bruce
    The moment The Wall Street Journal article appeared revealing President Trump was mulling over the idea of the United States buying Greenland, the autonomous Danish territory in the Atlantic, ankle-biters began to mock the idea. But this usual panic from the jealous chattering class once again reveals the Democrats and envious Trump haters’ biggest unforced error — constantly underestimating Donald Trump. This requires deliberately maintaining a remarkable ignorance about the economic and national security issues we face as a nation. One of those issues is the vital importance of Greenland, its horrible mismanagement as the Danish elite virtue signal about...
  • Greenland Referendum Finds That 90% Of The Local Population Voted To Join The US

    08/20/2019 5:07:17 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    "Greenland referendum finds that 90% of the local population voted to join the US" https://twitter.com/zerohedge/status/1163962972919742466
  • How Greenland Could Become China's Arctic Base

    08/20/2019 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 34 replies
    China is flexing its muscles. As the second richest economy in the world, its businessmen and politicians are involved just about everywhere in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Now, though, China is taking a big interest in a very different part of the world: the Arctic. It has started calling itself a "near-Arctic" power, even though Beijing is almost 3,000km (1,800 miles) from the Arctic Circle. It has bought or commissioned several ice-breakers - including nuclear-powered ones - to carve out new routes for its goods through the Arctic ice. And it is eyeing Greenland as a particularly useful way-station...
  • Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on PM Mette Frederiksen’s...

    08/20/2019 5:26:15 PM PDT · by MountainWalker · 163 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/20/2019 | President Trump
    Denmark is a very special country with incredible people, but based on Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s comments, that she would have no interest in discussing the purchase of Greenland, I will be postponing our meeting scheduled in two weeks for another time.... ....The Prime Minister was able to save a great deal of expense and effort for both the United States and Denmark by being so direct. I thank her for that and look forward to rescheduling sometime in the future!
  • Trump says US won't sell F-35 jets to Turkey, blames Obama for country's Russian missile <Ttr>

    07/17/2019 8:02:48 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 17 2019 | Greg Norman
    Trump says US won't sell F-35 jets to Turkey, blames Obama for country's Russian missile system purchase President Trump has announced that the U.S. is going to halt sales of its F-35 stealth fighter jet to Turkey because the country received a new missile defense system from Russia – an exchange he claims was spurred by actions from the Obama administration. Trump, speaking during a Cabinet meeting Tuesday, suggested the U.S. ended up in this scenario as a result of the past president’s administration imposing too many conditions for Turkey to purchase the U.S.-made Patriot missile system, an alternative to...
  • Trump Should Close NATO Membership Rolls

    04/02/2019 4:26:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message: The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will not hand out any more war guarantees to fight Russia to secure borders deep in Eastern Europe, when our own southern border is bleeding profusely. And no one needs to hear this message more than Stoltenberg. In Tblisi, Georgia, on March 25, Stoltenberg declared to the world: "The 29 allies have clearly stated that Georgia will become a member of NATO." As for Moscow's objection to Georgia joining...