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  • The Shia Crescent & War with the Kurds w/ Matt Bracken

    11/26/2022 5:36:24 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | 23 Nov, 2023 | George McMillan and Matt Bracken
    This video analyzes some of the current conflicts in the middle east today, especially Syria and Iran attacking the Kurds in Iraq. Many people may be surprised because much of this is not being covered by the news media. The video is 43 minutes and I think it is worth the time to watch. For those interested, the link to the youtube channel for all of these geopolitical analysis videos is below. Youtube channel for George W McMillan III (GWM3) Analysis w/ Matt Bracken
  • Iran’s embattled mullahs prioritize killing Kurds

    11/26/2022 3:40:12 AM PST · by FarCenter · 14 replies
    Iran’s government has embarked on an armed strategy of divide, crush and conquer to end nationwide protests against clerical rule in the Islamic Republic. The primary target is the Kurdish minority population, which has been protesting for more than two months. The government, dominated by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has dispatched an aggressive and ill-disciplined militia known as the Basij to assault Kurdish towns and villages in western Iran. For the past eight days, thousands of Basij, transported by armored vehicles and firing heavy automatic weapons, have moved into the western border zone largely populated by Kurds. The Kurds have...
  • Turkey inches closer to invasion of northern Syria as Islamic State terror threat grows

    11/25/2022 11:11:13 AM PST · by EBH · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/25/22
    There is significant concern that Turkey’s planned ground invasion into Syria to root out the U.S.-allied Kurds could open the floodgates for the release of thousands of imprisoned Islamic State terrorists. Syrian Kurdish forces have incarcerated thousands of ISIS terrorists from more than 50 countries in prisons in northeastern Syrian. Brigadier Gen. Patrick Ryder, the Pentagon’s press secretary, said Wednesday, "Recent air strikes in Syria directly threatened the safety of U.S. personnel who are working in Syria with local partners to defeat ISIS and maintain custody of more than 10,000 ISIS detainees." Turkey recently launched air strikes targeting the Syrian...
  • The double discrimination faced by Kurdish women in Iran (racist apartheid Islamist regime)

    10/19/2022 5:57:40 AM PDT · by Conservat1 · 5 replies
    Al araby ^ | Oct 6, 2022 | Alessandra Bajec
    In-depth: The death of Jina 'Mahsa' Amini at the hands of the Islamic Republic's morality police sparked nationwide protests and has put a spotlight on the plight of Iran's long-oppressed Kurdish minority... With the protest movement following the lead of Kurdistan, the Kurdish cause has rapidly become intertwined with that of other oppressed communities in Iran.
  • Evidence CHAZ/CHOP shooter/executioner was American member of communist Kurdish elite YPG squad

    06/30/2020 6:21:58 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 49 replies
    Kiwi ^ | 6-29-20 | Site
    #3,841 I think this vid gives a good overview of what happened. It starts with some crazy woman saying ANY SUV THAT COMES NEAR US YOU NEED TO SHOOT THEM SHOOT ALL THE SUVS IT COULD BE ALL OF THEM etc etc At 0: 45 you hear screaming tires and at around 1:00 the jeep crashes and gunshots start. I marked the place where the jeep crashes. On the pic the crash already occurred. Rumor is that there was a shootout before with another group. That's why the crazy woman yells to shoot any suv that comes near. 14 and...
  • Desperate citizens in Iraq turn to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who will take them to Israel for political asylum

    07/28/2022 7:41:22 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 10 replies
    Rotter ^ | July 28, 2022
    Iraq is in chaos these days due to Turkey's military intervention there and the economic situation and the citizens there are turning to Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu in his name:Take us to Israel and agree to give us political asylum. Watch:https://t.co/dTU3aF8Y8H
  • US-backed Syrian Kurds to turn to Damascus if Turkey attacks

    06/08/2022 1:56:50 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 11 replies
    AP via the Washington Post ^ | June 7, 2022 | Bassem Mroue
    BEIRUT — The U.S.-backed and Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria said Tuesday that they will turn to the government in Damascus for support should Turkey go ahead with its threat to launch a new incursion into the war-torn country. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, said after a meeting of its command that its priority is to reduce tension near the border with Turkey but also prepare for a long fight if Ankara carries out its threat. The announcement appears to be a message directed at the United States and meant to elicit pressure from Washington on Turkey’s President...
  • Turkey launches new ground, air offensive in northern Iraq Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq

    04/18/2022 6:33:24 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 35 replies
    ABC ^ | 4-18-22 | AP
    Turkey has launched a new ground and air cross-border offensive against Kurdish militants in northern Iraq, that has left at least 19 suspected Kurdish rebels dead and has wounded at least four Turkish soldiers, Turkey’s defense minister said Monday. Turkish jets and artillery struck suspected targets of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, and commando troops — supported by helicopters and drones — then crossed into the region by land or were airlifted by helicopters, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said in a video posted on the ministry’s website. Akar said the jets successfully struck shelters, bunkers, caves, tunnels, ammunition depots...
  • [Local journalist]: 'I worked with Kurdistan24TV for 5 years. Everyday I looked at this compound, Iran & it’s proxies are lying. It’s NIT any "Israeli" center..'

    03/14/2022 10:17:10 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 3 replies
    Blesa Shaways @Bilesa_Shaweys Tweeted: I worked with @kurdistan24tv for 5 years. Everyday I looked at this compound, #Iran & it’s proxies are lying. It’s not an #Israeli center. There wasn’t any militants in it, we never saw any foreigners in the neighborhood... Everyone know it’s owned by Baz Karim & usually visited by his relatives. There was a small zoo inside it (contained many animals), also many luxury cars (some classic). Those who worked in this neighborhood know very well it’s no [t] an intelligence center. Some of pro #Iran journalists (unfortunately some of them working with #US media outlets)...
  • [Journalist:] 'I have not seen a united Iraq around anything for a long time... Condemnations all-over-the-map against Iran'

    03/13/2022 3:15:46 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 4 replies
    Indeed, I have not seen a united Iraq around anything for a long time. Condemnations all-over-the-map [in Iraq] against Iran following the missile attack, from Erbil to Baghdad, including the "crowner" of kings Shiite preacher Muqtada al-Sadr. Why is this interesting? Because the shooting of the Iranians takes place on days when there is some breakthrough in the contacts for the formation of the government with the participation of factions affiliated with Iran— roi kais • روعي كايس • רועי קייס (@kaisos1987) March 13, 2022
  • United States to stay in Syria, top Kurdish politician says

    10/07/2021 3:27:44 PM PDT · by American Number 181269513 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 7, 2021
    A leading Syrian Kurdish politician said on Thursday the United States will stay on in Syria to destroy Islamic State, build infrastructure and remain a player in the search for a political settlement after more than 10 years of civil war. The Kurds, who live in the mountainous region straddling the borders of Syria, Armenia, Iraq, Iran and Turkey, carved out self-rule across northeast Syria during the civil war that began in 2011. President Bashar al-Assad was supported by Russia and Iran while the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia was backed by the United States. But in 2019 then-President Donald Trump...
  • Berlin: German lawmakers to join Israel solidarity demo

    05/20/2021 8:31:06 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    dw.com ^ | May 20, 2021 | Alex Berry
    Leading German politicians are planning to attend a demonstration against antisemitism and in solidarity with Israel on Thursday evening, the organizers announced earlier in the day. The event — starting at 7 p.m. (17:00 UTC) in front of the Brandenburg Gate — is being organized by an array of different groups, including the Jewish Community of Berlin, the Kurdish Community in Germany, and the German Trade Union Confederation. The list of speakers included Germany's Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz from the socialist party (SPD), the leader of the liberal Free Democratic Party (FDP) Christian Lindner, General Secretary of Angela Merkel's Christian...
  • Self-Avowed ‘Hardcore Leftist’ Arrested for Inciting Violence at Florida Capitol

    01/17/2021 1:33:21 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | January 16, 2021 | Tom Ozimek
    Federal agents arrested a self-admitted anarchist and “hardcore leftist” on Friday on suspicion of plotting to violently disrupt planned election-related protests at the Florida state Capitol. Prosecutors said they “averted a crisis” at the Capitol by arresting 33-year-old Daniel Baker, taking him into custody on a charge involving making a threat to kidnap or injure, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Florida announced in a news release. “Baker issued a call to arms for like-minded individuals to violently confront protestors gathered at the Florida Capitol this Sunday,” prosecutors said. “He specifically called for others to join him...
  • News Summary Intelligence Report Friday 12/11/2020 Newsdump Friday

    12/11/2020 7:32:24 PM PST · by Nextrush · 25 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/11/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The Supreme Court rejects the Texas election lawsuit but first... The Christmas Coronavirus Crackdown picking up steam with indoor dining banned in New York City... A 10 pm curfew for restaurants and bars in Delaware... Here in Pennsylvania restaurants and gyms in the Harrisburg area vowing to stay open in defiance... In Boise, Idaho Central District Health is set to vote on a Christmas Coronavirus Crackdown... You will still have to wear a muzzle (mask) after you get the coronavirus vaccine. That is what an immunologist at Stanford University is saying... US Attorney General William Barr was aware of federal...
  • Syrian Kurds say Turkish charity dwarfed by stolen produce

    06/23/2020 7:04:20 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Al-Monitor ^ | Jun 22, 2020 | Amberin Zaman
    As Turkey touts its humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria's Idlib, critics weigh the six truckloads of supplies against its thousands of tons of allegedly looted Syrian grain. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported that on Monday, two Turkish charities had sent six trucks carrying humanitarian aid to the rebel-held province of Idlib in northwest Syria. “Truckloads of supplies including flour, clothing and dry food [donated] by the Adana Dosteller and Eskisehir Gunisigi charities entered Idlib through the Yayladagi border crossing in Turkey’s southern Hatay province. The aid will be distributed among families living in tents in Idlib,” Anadolu reported. Turkey’s...
  • Co-chair of occupied GIRE SPi: ISIS flags flutter in Suluk area (Turkey uses ISIS and plants Covid19 to invade)

    04/23/2020 5:14:56 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANHA Hawar News ^ | 23 Apr 2020 | AIN ISSA – JIHAN BALKI- TURKI AL-KALAT
    The co-chair of the occupied GIRÊ SPî/ Tel-Abyed Canton Council, Hevin Ismail has considered Turkey's exploitation of the world’s preoccupation with Corona pandemic, and launched simultaneous attacks with Başûr (south Kurdistan) and north and east Syria, with the continued isolation on the leader Abdullah Ocalan, a new conspiracy against the people. "The partnership between Turkey and the Kurdistan Democratic Party KDP is a shame," Hevin Ismail, said "This partnership is pushing Turkey to continue its dirty plans in Başûr, north and east Syria." Attempts to transport infected people with Covid19 to north and east Syria saying: "With the occupation of...
  • Teaching at Princeton — with blood on his hands (Seyed Hossein Mousavian)

    01/01/2020 11:12:56 PM PST · by knighthawk · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 31 2019 | Reza Behrouz and Peter Kohanloo
    Seyed Hossein Mousavian is an ex-Iranian diplomat whose tenure in Germany coincided with the regime’s assassination of four dissidents on German soil. Yet he currently lives in comfort in the United States. Does he belong here? That’s the question raised by a number of prominent Iranian-Americans in a recent letter to Attorney General Bill Barr. The details are grim. Late evening on Sept. 17, 1992, four men were dining together in the backroom of the Mykonos restaurant, a Greek eatery in central Berlin. They were Iranian exiles who had gathered to meet a prominent Kurdish opponent of the Tehran regime....
  • U.S. Senate committee approves Turkey sanctions bill

    12/11/2019 2:09:47 PM PST · by BeauBo · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 11th, 2019 | Patricia Zengerle
    A U.S. Senate committee backed legislation on Wednesday to impose sanctions on Turkey after its offensive in Syria and purchase of a Russian S-400 missile system... The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted by 18-4 to send the “Promoting American National Security and Preventing the Resurgence of ISIS Act of 2019” for a vote in the full Senate. “Now’s the time for the Senate to come together and take this opportunity to change Turkey’s behaviour,” said Senator Jim Risch, the panel’s Republican chairman, a lead sponsor of the bill with Senator Bob Menendez, the panel’s top Democrat.... “This is not...
  • U.S. Resumes Large-Scale Operations Against ISIS in Northern Syria

    11/25/2019 10:49:44 AM PST · by BeauBo · 29 replies
    NY Times ^ | 25 Nov, 2019 | Eric Schmitt
    United States troops have resumed large-scale counterterrorism missions against the Islamic State in northern Syria, military officials say... On Friday, American soldiers and hundreds of Syrian Kurdish fighters... reunited to conduct what the Pentagon said was a large-scale mission to kill and capture ISIS fighters in Deir al-Zour province, about 120 miles south of the Turkish border. “Over the next days and weeks, the pace will pick back up against remnants of ISIS,” Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the commander of the military’s Central Command, told reporters... When the dust settles on all of the troop movements, General McKenzie said he...
  • Germany takes back 'Islamic State' mother and her three children from Syria

    11/23/2019 9:42:05 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.23.2019 | jsi, dj/sms (AFP, dpa)
    A German woman suspected of being an “Islamic State” member has been repatriated along with her three children, according to German media and a Kurdish official. A child from the US has gone through the same process. Syria’s Kurds completed the handover of three German children and their mother, as well as a toddler from the US, to their respective ministries, a Kurdish official confirmed on Saturday. Abdelkarim Omar, a senior official with the Kurdish authorities in northeastern Syria, said the transfer of the individuals had taken place on Friday. […] German authorities had previously ordered for the mother, who...