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Maximum Pressure on Iran Is Working. That’s Why It’s Lashing Out – Nazee Moinian (Daily Beast via Daily Alert)

By   /  January 2, 2020  /  International, Islamic fundamentalism, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Jan. 2, 2020 Maximum Pressure on Iran Is Working. That’s Why It’s Lashing Out – Nazee Moinian (Daily Beast) In a clear sign that the Islamic regime in Iran is worried about its survival, it has increased its attacks on American interests in Iraq. In response, the U.S. engaged in some signaling of its own, hitting […]

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Russia’s Broken Promises on Israel’s Syrian Front – Amos Harel (Ha’aretz via Daily Alert)

By   /  November 29, 2019  /  International, Lies & Deceptions, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Nov. 29, 2019 Russia’s Broken Promises on Israel’s Syrian Front – Amos Harel (Ha’aretz)    In the summer of 2018, the regime of Bashar Assad completed the recapture of southern Syria. In return for not intervening in events in the Syrian Golan, Israel was promised that the front would remain quiet.    A Russian-American-Jordanian agreement, and […]

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Despite Setback, Syrian Kurds Have Come Through the Fire – Seth J. Frantzman (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 25, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 25, 2019 Despite Setback, Syrian Kurds Have Come Through the Fire – Seth J. Frantzman (Jerusalem Post)    Syrian Kurdish leader Gen. Mazlum Kobani received Washington’s support on Wednesday and was on the phone with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu – two weeks after it seemed his Syrian Democratic Forces were on the ropes against […]

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Some Uncomfortable Truths about U.S. Policy in Syria – Aaron David Miller, Eugene Rumer and Richard Sokolsky (Politico via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 23, 2019  /  History, International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 23, 2019   Some Uncomfortable Truths about U.S. Policy in Syria – Aaron David Miller, Eugene Rumer and Richard Sokolsky (Politico) For nearly a decade, U.S. policy in Syria has been a never-ending mission impossible without realistic goals or the means to achieve them. The decision to abandon the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a mainly […]

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How Erdogan Planned This Ethnic Cleansing All Alongby Malcolm Lowe (Gatestone Inst.)

By   /  October 21, 2019  /  Israel  /  No Comments

Oct. 16, 2019 As the Voice of America itself reported on January 23, Erdogan’s plan was to resettle three million or more refugees from other parts of Syria in this “security zone” extending twenty miles deep into Syria. Twenty miles may not sound much, but – the VOA omitted to mention – almost all the […]

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Who are the Kurds? (BBC via Israpundit)

By   /  October 20, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 15, 2019 Between 25 and 35 million Kurds inhabit a mountainous region straddling the borders of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. They make up the fourth-largest ethnic group in the Middle East, but they have never obtained a permanent nation state. Where do they come from? The Kurds are one of the indigenous […]

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The End of Kurdish Autonomy in Syria? – Jonathan Spyer (J. Post via Daily Alert)

By   /  October 18, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2019 The End of Kurdish Autonomy in Syria? – Jonathan Spyer In the early years of the revolt against his regime, Assad was desperately short of loyal manpower and unilaterally withdrew his forces from Syria’s northeast in June-July 2012. The Kurds had to fight for their lives from the beginning as the jihadists of Jabhat al-Nusra […]

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The Wisdom and Consequences of the Trump Decision to Withdraw from Syria, 2 conflicting opinions (i24 News via Youtube via Israpundit)

By   /  October 18, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 18, 2019 The Wisdom and Consequences of the Trump Decision to Withdraw from Syria (2 conflicting opinions on Pres. Trump’s decision to remove troops from Syria…Ed.) Click here for 6 min. video featuring Eric Mandel(vs the decision) & Jesse Jane Duff (in support of the decision):  

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Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON (National Review)

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  friends/enemies, hypocricy, International, Mid. East news, Terrorism  /  No Comments

Oct. 15, 2019 Critics now upset about abandoning our Kurdish friends demanded abject withdrawals — and the abandonment of friends — in Afghanistan and Iraq. “The chief problem is that the Kurds are our friends but not our legal allies. In contrast, the Turks are not really our friends anymore but are legal, treaty-bound allies.” Click here for full […]

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War in Syria: Can the Kurdish forces fight back?

By   /  October 16, 2019  /  International, Mid. East news  /  No Comments

Oct. 9, 2019 Click here for 10 min. France 24 broadcast explaining geographically, what’s going on in Syria

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