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Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:54 PM

U. S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad's Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas

Source: Washington Post

BEIRUT — Syrian government troops began moving toward towns near the Turkish border Sunday night under a deal struck with Syrian Kurds, following a chaotic day that saw the unraveling of the U.S. mission in northeastern Syria.

Hundreds of Islamic State family members escaped a detention camp after Turkish shellfire hit the area, U.S. troops pulled out from another base and Turkish-backed forces consolidated their hold over a vital highway, cutting the main U.S. supply route into Syria.

By the time Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper appeared on CBS’s “Face the Nation” to announce that President Trump had ordered the final withdrawal of the 1,000 U.S. troops in northeastern Syria, it was already clear that the U.S. presence had become unsustainable, U.S. officials said.

The announcement by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that they had reached an agreement with the Iranian- and Russian-backed government of President Bashar al-Assad further undermined the prospect of any continued U.S. presence in the country. The deal will bring forces loyal to Assad back into towns and cities that have been under Kurdish control for seven years.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/us-troops-withdraw-from-another-syrian-town-as-turkish-forces-block-supply-lines/2019/10/13/aab5fab8-ec5a-11e9-a329-7378fbfa1b63_story.html?wpisrc=al_news__alert-world--alert-national&wpmk=1

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Reply U. S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad's Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Oct 13 OP
at140 Oct 13 #1
dem4decades Oct 13 #2
cstanleytech Oct 13 #9
dem4decades Oct 13 #12
Iliyah Oct 13 #3
herding cats Oct 13 #10
2naSalit Oct 13 #4
roamer65 Oct 13 #5
MarcA Oct 13 #7
roamer65 Oct 13 #8
brooklynite Oct 13 #6
keithbvadu2 Oct 13 #11
Hugin Oct 14 #16
gab13by13 Oct 13 #13
muriel_volestrangler Oct 14 #14
Hugin Oct 14 #15
BadGimp Oct 14 #17
BadGimp Oct 14 #18

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:57 PM

1. War makes strange bedfellows! eom

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:59 PM

2. Putin wins again.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 09:01 PM

9. He might win even more if what I suspect is going to happen which is we are probably going to see

in a few years which is Russia invading Georgia and Azerbaijan and when both countries plea for help Turkey will refuse to allow the US to use its troops and airbases it has there as a part of hidden deal Turkey made with Putin over this.
Why those two countries? Money from controlling a major pipeline between the Caspian to the Black Sea.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 09:19 PM

12. Maybe Trump can finally finish Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 06:59 PM

3. Hello Israel . . .

Kurds may become Iran's good friends.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 09:03 PM

10. They're paying rapt attention.

Players being played and everyone is going to end up losing here except Putin before this ugly act has fully played out.

The evangelicals might get to finally say once and for all if the epic war they've been lusting after in the ME brings their Armageddon on and their pretend rapture, or if it just slaughters a massive amounts of people and breaks the world.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:00 PM

4. In order to avoid

complete annihilation... people will do whatever they must to survive.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 07:17 PM

5. Assad's forces are his Syrian loyalists and Iranian regular army, and some Russians.

This is the beginning of a very big Middle East war.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:03 PM

7. This gets very confusing. Wasn't there a photo of Erdogan, Putin and

the Iranian, don't remember his name, from just a couple months ago
pledging some sort of allegiance?

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Response to MarcA (Reply #7)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:26 PM

8. Erdogan is a cultist liar.

This is going to get very “interesting”, very soon.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 08:03 PM

6. Gee, how.....disloyal

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 09:04 PM

11. Not "U. S.-allied" ... It's now 'Trump-betrayed'.

Not "U. S.-allied" ... It's now 'Trump-betrayed'.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:22 AM

16. +1

You can bet that's how this would've been played when President Obama was in office.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Sun Oct 13, 2019, 10:27 PM

13. Follow the money folks

This is all about oil and gas pipelines. Russia is administering over oil and gas pipelines from Iran and Iraq. Those pipelines cross through Syria and, wait for it, terminate in Ukraine on their way to Europe. Qatar just discovered natural gas but Assad refuses it permission to cross through Syria. Russia needed to keep Assad in power because of those pipelines, that's why he allied with him.

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Response to gab13by13 (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 02:22 AM

14. Geographically, that doesn't make any sense

Syria is on the Mediterranean. To get to Ukraine from there, you'd have to turn north and go across Turkey and the Black Sea. "Terminate ... on their way" is a contradiction, too.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 10:21 AM

15. The headline is wrong. It should say...

"Formerly U. S.-allied Kurds strike deal to bring Assad's Syrian troops back into Kurdish areas."

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 02:19 PM

17. This is God Damned infuriating!

eom

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