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12-22-2018, 02:40 AM
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(12-21-2018 05:28 PM)Señor Penis Wrote:  How long has the middle East been at war with itself and why? Is it perhaps because of Islam? Let the Muslims kill each other imo.

When you invade another country you don't go out and say "We are invading _____". No. You say "There is a civil war in _____, and we are going to fight alongside the rightful government to restore law and order!"

This shit has been happening since medieval times. That is where all the anti-kings and anti-popes come from.

Do you think some guy put a crown on his head and said "I am the new anti-King!" Of course not. History only judged him the anti-king after he lost whatever war he was fighting in.
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12-22-2018, 04:52 AM
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^^great post, CR.

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12-23-2018, 10:35 AM
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I think it's time to pin this again
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12-24-2018, 08:48 PM
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(09-01-2018 02:28 AM)pilgrim Wrote:  
(08-31-2018 06:06 PM)pug-thug Wrote:  what they need to do is for ever politician that wants war, they must volunteer their sons and daughters to enlist. if they believe in it, they should allow it.

That's how I've always felt. If you don't have any skin in the game you shouldn't be advocating for others children to go fight your wars.

good post

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12-24-2018, 08:50 PM
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France's President Emmanuel Macron has said he deeply regrets President Donald Trump's controversial decision to withdraw all US troops from Syria.

"An ally must be dependable," said Mr Macron, who reportedly called Mr Trump to warn him against the plan.

The US said the Islamic State (IS) group had been defeated, a claim disputed by allies and US politicians.

France, a key part of the US-led coalition against IS in Syria and Iraq, said its troops would remain in Syria.

Trump's Syria troop removal prompts questions
After the caliphate: What next for IS?
Some 2,000 US troops have helped rid much of Syria's north-east of the jihadist group, but pockets of fighters remain.

Critics of Mr Trump's decision say it could lead to a resurgence of the group, and Defence Secretary Jim Mattis resigned over the issue.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46667639


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lol @ the idiots saying US withdrawal would lead to resurgence of the group

it has already been admitted that US funded ISIS

Assad and Russia have basically achieved victory over these western backed "rebels"
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12-26-2018, 11:58 AM
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#Syria-n #christmas dinner interrupted by screams as #Israel rains missiles

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12-29-2018, 05:32 PM
Post: #2917
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The people of #qamishli wave the Syrian flag in celebration of the arrival of the Syrian Army and the soon to be end of foreign occupation. #Manbij #Syria


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12-29-2018, 05:52 PM (This post was last modified: 12-29-2018 05:57 PM by Skookum Charlie.)
Post: #2918
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Quote:Syrian Army Deploys to Manbij in New Alliance With Kurds

Turkey says Kurds have no authority to invite Syrian army into major Syrian city

https://news.antiwar.com/2018/12/28/syri...ith-kurds/

With Turkey’s imminent invasion of Kurdish territory in northeastern Syria expected to begin any day, the Kurdish YPG has quickly secured a new alliance with the Syrian government. Within short order, the Syrian Army has arrived in the city of Manibj, on the Euphrates River, to help with its defense.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting that this first deployment is of over 300 Syrian troops, with military spokesmen saying they are to deploy on the city’s outskirts with the goal of “defeating all invaders and occupiers.” There are US and French troops still within the city of Manbij itself, and Turkish-backed rebels advancing on the city from the north, with the expectation that this will be the first target of the new Turkish invasion.

US officials confirmed that “dozens” of US troops remain in the city, and have seen no sign of the Syrian forces trying to enter. Though the US is nominally aligned with the Kurds, the withdrawal is coming at the behest of, and in coordination with, Turkey.

Turkey, naturally, is objecting to this new deployment, insisting that the Kurdish YPG have “no authority” to invite anyone else into Manbij, and claiming it was destabilizing the region. As Manbij is on the western shore of the Euphrates, Turkey has long ruled out allowing Kurds to remain there, though with most of the upcoming invasion targeting Kurds east of the river, this boundary means increasingly little.

At any rate, it’s unlikely that the Kurdish YPG considered themselves to need any particular authority to request the help of Syria’s military to protect a Syrian city from foreign invasion. It’s also difficult to argue that resisting an invasion amounts to “destabilizing” anything.

Syria’s Army similarly sent troops to the Afrin District to try to help them resist a Turkish invasion. This failed, though the district is immediately along the Turkish frontier, and far from Syrian supply lines, which limited their ability to support the defense.

Manbij, by contrast, is a major city and right on major highways. Syria has a military presence not far south to call reinforcements, and after Russia warning Turkey against the invasion, may well be able to call in Russian support as well.

The hope, at least for now, is that the presence of these troops will deter a Turkish invasion, as the presence of US troops in Manbij previously had. Turkish officials have been very public on their intention to invade, however, making it unlikely that they’ll not launch some sort of offensive against the area.
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12-29-2018, 07:38 PM
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I enjoyed the neoconservative reaction to the news on Syria last week. Did my heart good.


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I spent 8 years criticizing Obama's retreats and I can do the same about Trump's without being accused of partisanship. More of the world under the control of Iran, Russia, & thugs like Assad is wrong & dangerous for everyone & every American.

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Jim Mattis is gone. Stephen Miller remains. God help America. And the world.

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"[W]hen Trump broke America’s promise to the Syrian Kurds, he stained Mattis’s honor, too. That, apparently, Mattis could not accept." Indispensable @davidfrum: https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archiv...es/578785/

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12-29-2018, 07:43 PM
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It was a very, very, very good day.


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Russia and Turkey have publicly welcomed your retreat. Also, why will they have to fight ISIS if they've been totally defeated?

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....Russia, Iran, Syria & many others are not happy about the U.S. leaving, despite what the Fake News says, because now they will have to fight ISIS and others, who they hate, without us. I am building by far the most powerful military in the world. ISIS hits us they are doomed!

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This is chaos of a new order. Shutdown possible. Major military moves compel departure of SecDef and seem to have no champion. White House chief of staff "acting." Flynn sentencing weirdness. Investigations due to begin 1/2. Last 2 years may soon seem like a hootenanny.

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12-29-2018, 09:15 PM
Post: #2921
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Good ol' Mike is back with non-intervention2.0

Quote:Here is what President Trump seems to know: The wars in the Middle East, since the end of World War Two, have been caused by four factors: (a) the creation of the state of Israel; (b) unquestioning and unrelenting U.S. and Western support for Israel; © unquestioning and unrelenting U.S. and Western support for tyrannical regimes across the Islamic World, but especially in the Arab portion thereof; and (d) unrelenting U.S. and Western military, political, economic — the current lust Syrian oil and Afghan Lithium, for example — and cultural interventionism in the Muslim world.

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12-30-2018, 07:51 PM
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12-31-2018, 05:29 AM
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(12-29-2018 07:43 PM)Skookum Charlie Wrote:  It was a very, very, very good day.







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12-31-2018, 09:55 AM
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hopefully people will see thru this gatekeeper idiot now:



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12-31-2018, 12:36 PM
Post: #2925
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Chomsky has lost his mind

what did Syria ever do to the US?

we all know ISIS is/was funded by the West
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