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A US soldier stands by an armored vehicle during a patrol of the northern countryside of the northeastern Syrian town of al-Malikiyah (Derik) at the border with Turkey, on November 3, 2019. Views
Proposed Withdrawal of US Troops in Syria
President Trump has stated his intent to withdraw US troops from Syria on several occasions since March 2018. Each time politicians from both the Democratic and Republican parties, supported by the corporate-controlled media, have, based on US imperial interests, vehemently challenged the...
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02 November 2019, Berlin: A demonstration of Kurds against the invasion of Syria by the Turkish army under the motto "Stop the war. Solidarity with Rojava" is moving along the boulevard Unter den Linden. Views
We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World
Leaders from social movements, communities and First Nations from around the world, including LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, Eve Ensler and Stuart Basden on the Turkish invasion in north-east Syria
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President Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria is another chapter in a sad and heartless game, repeatedly replayed, in which Kurdish forces are armed and used to achieve the strategic aims of rival nation-states and then discarded.  (Drawing: Mr. Fish) Views
Pity the Kurds
And curse the United States which has once again turned the Kurdish people into cannon fodder.
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A Syrian man carried a child who was retrieved from a collapsed building following a reported U.S. coalition air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhur in the northern city of Aleppo in July 2016. (Photo: Thaer Mohammed/AFP/Getty) Views
Mainstream Media Suddenly Care About Syrian Civilian Casualties
United States military has killed more foreign civilians than any other armed force on the planet since dropping two nuclear bombs on Japan in 1945.
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Absent all the hardware bearing Made in America stickers sitting in Turkish military bases, we would probably not be fretting about what Turkey’s government was doing to the Syrian Democratic Forces. (Photo: Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Turkey, the Kurds, and Lots and Lots of US Weapons
The Turkish military doesn’t function without the U.S. weapons industry—and the approval of the U.S. government.
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'Disgusting, Disgraceful': Fury as Trump Suggests Ditching Kurds Justified Because 'They Didn't Help Us With Normandy'
"Trump to the Kurds: 'Drop dead, because you didn't help us with Normandy.' Yes, really. This is real life."
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President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech as he attends Turkey-Serbia Business Forum, in Belgrade, Serbia on October 07, 2019. (Photo: Murat Kula/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images) News
Just Hours After Trump Bends to Erdoğan, Reports Indicate Turkey's Bombing of Kurdish Forces Has Begun
"The Turkish threats mean that the situation in this region will return to point zero," warned the SDF on Monday. "There will be chaos once again."
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The SDF is now vulnerable to the full might of the Turkish army. (Photo: James Gordon/cc/flickr) Views
What to Expect from Turkey’s Coming Invasion of Syria
Erdogan’s government is preparing to enter Syria for a major military operation against the SDF.
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President Donald Trump looks up toward the solar eclipse without protective eyewear News
Trump Just Tweeted He Has 'Great and Unmatched Wisdom.' Seriously.
Just wow. Possibly, said one observer, the "dumbest moment of the Trump presidency."
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Syrian Kurds gather around a US armoured vehicle during a demonstration against Turkish threats next to a U.S.-led international coalition base on the outskirts of Ras al-Ain town in Syria's Hasakeh province near the Turkish border on October 6, 2019. News
Critics Warn 'Deeply Chilling' Betrayal by Trump Paves Path for Turkish Slaughter of Kurdish Allies
"One way in which Trump is very consistent and stable when it comes to American presidential norms over the decades is betraying Kurds."
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