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Syria now considers itself at war with Turkey! Russian troops join the fun
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Good morning
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 12:12 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [166 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Good afternoon! Another Bloid!
Posted by: Frank G || 10/13/2019 16:43 Comments || Top||

#2  maid tell me he hadn't been home the past three days.

He went fishing...

Posted by: Phaick Uneretle6310 || 10/13/2019 17:54 Comments || Top||

#3  Been busy with postcards all day!
Now evening. Have nothing to say.
Am starting to nod,
And this card's looking odd...
Best regards, Gabrielle "Ubu" Ray

Posted by: Sneager Snore7828 || 10/13/2019 17:59 Comments || Top||


Afghanistan
10 Taliban Terrorists Killed In Helmand
[MOI.GOV.AF] 10 Taliban terrorists killed and nine others wounded in several joint clearance operations carried out by Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) in Nehr Saraj district of Helmand and Helmand highway. Two Taliban bomb making factories destroyed and 58 different types of roadside bombs and landmines discovered and defused. It’s worth mentioning, ANDSF seized 17 motorcycles used by the militants.

16 Suspects Arrested In Balkh Province
General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) launched overnight security operations in PD#5 of Kabul City, Chamtal and Char Bolak districts of Balkh and Jalalabad City of Nangarhar. As a result, General Command of Police Special Units (GCPSU) arrested 16 suspects.

ANP Arrested A Suicide Bomber Before Reaching To His Target In Kandahar
Afghan National Police (ANP) identified and arrested a suicide bomber in Kandahar province. Afghan National Police (ANP) arrested a suicide bomber before he could reach to a target in PD#8, Kandahar City of Kandahar province, last night. Ministry of Interior Affairs appreciates the professionalism of police.

Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [128 views] Top|| File under: Taliban


Africa Horn
13-year-old boy killed after mortar shell fired by Haftar militias fell on their house in Khalla district of #Tripoli today
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [146 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa North
A random rocket hit the exterior wall of Almenhaj School in Hadba neighborhood in #Tripoli
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [87 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Six doctors kidnapped from a medical convey on the way to Ghadames
[Libya Observer] A source from the Ministry of Health has confirmed that six doctors were kidnapped from a medical convoy, while on its way to Ghadames city, north-west of Libya.

The source added that the kidnappers are an gang from the city of Zintan.

For his part, the Director of Ghadames hospital, Mohammed al-Thani, disclosed that the kidnappers are demanding the release of a resident from Zintan city held by the Special Deterrent Force (SDF), pointing out that he is in contact with the Municipal Council and elders of Zintan to secure the release of the doctors.

He also confirmed that communications were made with the doctors to make sure they were safe and well.
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [101 views] Top|| File under: Arab Spring


Africa Subsaharan
Seven people killed in attacks by terrorists in Nigeria’s Borno
[PRESSTV] Seven people have been killed in attacks by Takfiri
...an adherent of takfir wal hijra, an offshoot of Salafism that regards everybody who doesn't agree with them as apostates who must be killed...
bully boyz in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno.

Late on Friday, bully boyz raided a military post in the town of Gajiganna, triggering a fierce shootout, local residents and pro-government militias said on Saturday.

"The button men killed two soldiers and a civilian during the fight and took away one military vehicle," said Babakura Kolo, a member of a militia fighting bully boyz in Borno.

The button men are suspected of belonging to the West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror group.

ISWAP, which calls itself a branch of the ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
Takfiri terrorist group, made an alliance with Boko Haram
... not to be confused with Procol Harum, Harum Scarum, possibly to be confused with Helter Skelter. The Nigerian version of al-Qaeda and the Taliban rolled together and flavored with a smigeon of distinctly Subsaharan ignorance and brutality...
bully boyz in 2015 before separating in 2016.

Earlier on Friday, bully boyz attacked troops in the nearby town of Tungushe, killing a soldier and three civilians, Kolo added.

Gajiganna and Tungushe have been repeatedly attacked by ISWAP terrorists.

On Thursday, two Chadian troops were killed in festivities between bully boyz and members of a regional force in northeastern Nigeria.

Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [112 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State


#Mosque attack leaves 16 people dead in #BurkinaFaso
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [165 views] Top|| File under: Islamic State

#1  Secondary explosions are a bitch.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 9:42 Comments || Top||

#2  What's the motive - wrong kind of Moslems?
Posted by: jpal || 10/13/2019 10:38 Comments || Top||


The Grand Turk
Kurdish human rights leader raped and then stoned to death by Turks.


Looks like they are aspiring to be Waffen SS



Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 11:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [477 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2  What sort of crazy, fucking world is this ?

The ISIS sasquatches were put in prisons because 'the Ewropeans were watching'.

The mass graves, public executions, videos, rapes and traffick of people didn't invite extreme prejudice. No, we have the UN,the fucking Hague, juris-motherfucking-prudence to help carry out our humane deterrence for us.

The people who were in the grinder 24/7, who the allied teams worked with, the militias and whatever their reasons, fuck their reasons ! They fought. In a dearer time, that used to be enough !the YPGs and the yahoos who flew in to join them, everybody who fought the ISIS is now easy game to be slain without trial. America didn't have to fly sorties over Syria everyday, deploy thousands of troops to protect the Kurds. The least Trump could've done was not invite that motherfucker Yippy to just roll on in ! So what if the YPG aren't exactly UN material ? Hasn't America sided with even worse fuckers to suit their own ends ?

And the turks ? They supported the daesh all along, even al qaeda. America was supposed to pull out of Afghanistan and stay on point in Syria. But they sit twiddling their thumbs in front of Mullah fucking Baradar and pull out of daesh territory leaving ISIS to be freed by Erdogan !

And with Trumpo, it's not just a pull out, no sir. It wouldn't be complete without some Jong-il brand of theatre, making light of the brutality to be witnessed upon people, with tweets. Fucking tweets ?! Aaaarghh !!

Fuck this !!

Everyone who fought ISIS loses, alright ? They lose !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 12:26 Comments || Top||

#3  Everyone who fought ISIS loses, alright ? They lose!

Nope. Actually Iran & Alawites benefit quite a bit.

p.s. Turkey been doing exactly the same thing in Turkish Kurdistan for decades - and nobody gave a f*ck.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 12:44 Comments || Top||

#4  Whatever, man. I think I'll have to get drunk to push meself past caring.

Who's up for a cranberry juice-vodka... thingy ?
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 12:48 Comments || Top||

#5  Who's up for a cranberry juice-vodka... thingy ?

Just hold the cranberry.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 12:58 Comments || Top||

#6  I'll join you in a "Screwball" - Fireball and OJ.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/13/2019 13:15 Comments || Top||

#7  🥂 L'chayim...hic..everyone.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 13:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Ima holding out until they start racin' at Talladega..
Posted by: Raj || 10/13/2019 13:47 Comments || Top||

#9  Reports say the Syrian Army is moving north, to confront Turkey. A deal was struck between The Kurds and Assad
Posted by: Sonny Black || 10/13/2019 15:24 Comments || Top||

#10  According to Reuters.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 15:38 Comments || Top||

#11  A deal was struck between The Kurds and Assad

"Who could have foreseen such an event!", he said smugly
Posted by: SteveS || 10/13/2019 16:04 Comments || Top||

#12  Ehh ? Whassat ? Sshyria army ? Booosh ! Thoshe mufferbluffers dunno which way the...hic.. barrel pointsh. They need thet Rasputin guy holdin' their weewees when they pee... And what about the 900 ishish eh ?

What. about. the. ishisH ? Aaahh... ish no good.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 16:14 Comments || Top||

#13  Turks acting like Muslims. Who'd thunk?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/13/2019 17:08 Comments || Top||

#14  "Who could have foreseen such an event!", he said smugly -- SteveS

Do you remember the movie Other People's Money(1991)? Assad "The Liquidator" may be odious, but I have always thought that the only "natural ally" in the region is Assad and his Alawite bloc.
Posted by: magpie || 10/13/2019 18:16 Comments || Top||

#15  ^Old Haffez was something. His son is wet noodle.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 18:45 Comments || Top||

#16  I think I remember not too long ago the Kurds were talking to Vlad and Assad about some protection in case the Turks did this sort of thing.
Posted by: Texhooey || 10/13/2019 19:28 Comments || Top||


Another Turkish masscare
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 11:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [123 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turkish attack on Kurdish-held town allows 950 ISIS detainees to escape
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 11:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  All preventable and was prevented until Trump withdrew the few US troops from the Turkish border.
Posted by: Whavimp Grath4899 || 10/13/2019 14:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Who sprung 'em? The Turks, the Kurds, ISIS, al Qada, the Rooshians, the Iranians, and unknown player to be named later?

Making the U.S. look bad was probably just icing on the cake.
Posted by: Bobby || 10/13/2019 16:13 Comments || Top||

#3  Why were they alive?
Posted by: Airandee || 10/13/2019 17:34 Comments || Top||

#4  Ask rather why every source gives different number?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 17:35 Comments || Top||


Another Turkish war crime. Bombing a convoy of journalists.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 11:19 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Dear Turkey: make your next run over CNN's headquarters.
Posted by: Raj || 10/13/2019 11:23 Comments || Top||

#2  Journalists from France and Brazil were also in the convoy
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 11:24 Comments || Top||

#3  -The int'l community won't be able to receive this call, since this user has not paid it's bill.-
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 11:49 Comments || Top||

#4  Nobody is all bad.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 11:50 Comments || Top||


France, Germany ban exports of arms to Turkey
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

France claims it suspends weapons sales to Turkey

[Jpost] France said on Saturday it has suspended all weapon sales to Turkey and warned Ankara that its offensive in northern Syria threatened European security.

"In expectation of the end of this offensive, France has decided to suspend all plans to export to Turkey weapons that could be used in this offensive. This decision is with immediate effect," a joint statement from the foreign and defence ministries said.

It said that European Union foreign ministers would coordinate their position on Monday at a meeting in Luxembourg.
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  BFD_ Yipyip seems to prefer Russian gear lately. When Poot-poot blackballs him, wake me up.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/13/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||

#2  Russians been fighting Turks for 500 years. Even if Putin is sincere (😊), the rest of Russia won't go along.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 9:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Imagine if you will, a foreign conflict where we 'call in sick'...sick of war.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/13/2019 9:48 Comments || Top||

#4  The Chinese Arms Bazaar is open and the only thing they care about is if the cheque will bounce.
Posted by: magpie || 10/13/2019 19:39 Comments || Top||


Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Chairman Of Islamic Movement In Ramle Shot, In Critical Condition
[Jpost] Chairman of the Islamic Movement in Ramle,
...that would be the outlawed Northern Branch of the so-called Islamic Movement, the Israeli branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. It has close ties to Hamas and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and a home office in troubled Umm al-Fahm. The Southern Branch faction is no doubt equally connected to brotherly Muslim Brotherhood organizations, but chose to get involved in Israeli politics instead of violence...
Ali al-Danaf was shot on Saturday and is at death's door, according to Channel 12.

In his role as chairman, al-Danaf was reportedly involved in the religious, social and educational activities of the Moslem community in Ramle, in central Israel.
Murabitat
Al-Danaf was taken to Yitzhak Shamir Medical Center, Israeli media reported earlier Saturday morning.

The police are investigating the incident and it is not yet clear if the shooting was related to his involvement in the Moslem community, Channel 12 reported.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [169 views] Top|| File under: Muslim Brotherhood

#1  it is not yet clear if the shooting was related to his involvement in the Moslem community or his other criminal activities.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 3:25 Comments || Top||

#2  Now that's what I'm talking about. Good going !
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 7:59 Comments || Top||

#3  Relax Drone, chances are it was something criminal/blood feud.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 8:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Oh, ok. My anti-mullah rage spilleth over.

Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 9:07 Comments || Top||

#5  Finally got a chance to look up Islamic Movement, which was tickling something in my memory. They’re the Muslim Brotherhood in Israel — information and links added to the article to aid future searches.

Incidentally, though we haven’t posted much about it here because it isn’t really of interest in terms of the War on Terror, Israeli Arabs have been marching and protesting because of the high level of violence and lawlessness in their communities, about which the police have mostly not gotten involved because when they’ve done so there were riots and protests. So the police have started doing things like raiding Arab-Israeli villages to collect criminals and weaponry.... oddly enough some appear to be the same villages they were previously raiding to pick up jihadis and weaponry.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/13/2019 14:05 Comments || Top||

#6  My first trawl through the archives yielded the Islamic Movement — Muslim Brotherhood connection. Reading the Wikipedia article on the subject reveals that the Southern Movement is part of the Arab List coalition of Arab-Israeli parties, so beloved of and supported by Barack Obama during his presidency (and the Democratic Party subsequently). And the Northern Movement owns the Mourabitat (female)/Mourabitoun (male) group, which regularly riots and attacks Jews on and about the Temple Mount.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/13/2019 14:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Figures.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 14:33 Comments || Top||


Israeli military position comes under fire from passing vehicle in West Bank
[IsraelTimes] An Israeli military position in the West Bank came under fire from a passing vehicle early Saturday morning. There were no reported injuries, the Israel Defense Forces said in a short statement.

The incident occurred near the Paleostinian city of Tulkarem. IDF soldiers launched a search for the suspected perpetrator, the military said.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [118 views] Top|| File under:


Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Syria now considers itself at war with Turkey! Russian troops join the fun




Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 18:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [467 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria

#1  Here's how it works: The SSA accepted that the SDF was part of it. Therefore Turkey did not cross the Kurdish border rather it crossed the normal border of the Syrian State. Russia supports the territorial integrity of their ally the Nation of Syria. Russia doesn't need to support or not support elements of the Syrian regime so it's no change in Russia's position. Syria's army the SAA now considers itself at war with the Turkish invader who has crossed it's world recognized international border with Turkey. Russia will continue to support it's ally Syria.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:06 Comments || Top||

#2  Does that leave Iran's IRGC neutral or at war with Turkey?
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Finally. What I was waiting for. Let's hope Putin has actual lead in his pencil now.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 19:15 Comments || Top||

#4  Turkish president Erdogan says they are not afraid and said that the troops of Turkey will keep advancing more into northern Syria, even if the Syrian Arab Army will be joining the SDF and YPG forces at Manbij and Kobani.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:23 Comments || Top||

#5  At this point Syria could win big in the UN Security Council against a Turkish invasion...
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:24 Comments || Top||

#6  SAA is racing toward Manbij. Their airforce is on full alert to protect the convoy from the Turkish airforce.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Turkish tanks reportedly on it's move towards the city of #Manbij to combat the troops of the Syrian Arab Army and or #YPG of #SDF forces. #Turkey
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:35 Comments || Top||

#8  Is it too much to hope that Turkey will be stupid and accidentally hit the Russians and piss off Vlad? At this point, I'd enjoy seeing someone stomp the life out of Turkey.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 10/13/2019 19:39 Comments || Top||

#9  Look at the addition I just made. Russian troops with Syrian ones in Manbij
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:46 Comments || Top||

#10  Unconfirmed reports says that The Syrian Arab Army #SAA with the help of SDF forces, will be advancing and trying towards Turkish controlled areas tonight and try to capture it back... #Syria
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:48 Comments || Top||

#11  I hope we get to see what that thermobarbaric beauty can do, the ATBIP.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 19:50 Comments || Top||

#12  The Orange Man smiles.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/13/2019 19:53 Comments || Top||

#13  meanwhile a Russian diplomatic group from Crimea is dining with the Turkish Sultan tonight.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 19:59 Comments || Top||

#14  What is our national interest in Syria?
Posted by: Lex || 10/13/2019 20:35 Comments || Top||

#15  Is it too much to hope that Turkey will be stupid and accidentally hit the Russians and piss off Vlad?

I seem to recall that Turkey shot down a Russian fighter jet some months ago, and the only response was something like a cold Russian shoulder for six months. But at that point Syria wasn‘t ready to pivot to a new battlefront.
Posted by: Phealing Clereck4667 || 10/13/2019 20:48 Comments || Top||

#16  It’s late, but set as headline nonetheless, for future reference.
Posted by: trailing wife || 10/13/2019 23:11 Comments || Top||

#17  Mother of all Tar Babies. Stay out.
Posted by: Lex || 10/13/2019 23:21 Comments || Top||

#18  We don't hear much about Iran in all this. Isn't Iran allied with Syria and Russia?
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/13/2019 23:41 Comments || Top||

#19  What's on second.
Posted by: Lex || 10/13/2019 23:48 Comments || Top||

#20  Never interrupt your enemies when they are making mistakes.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/13/2019 23:52 Comments || Top||


Syrian army and Turkish army prepare to battle in Manbij


Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 18:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Syrian army joins with Kurds.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 18:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Govt of Syria


Turkey didn't back down on attacks on US base until airborne laser designators were locked on to Turkish forces.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [447 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  I'd hope so, and SAMs ready
Posted by: Frank G || 10/13/2019 0:03 Comments || Top||

#2  This is our ALLY?

Shitshow, Part 127
Posted by: Lex || 10/13/2019 1:30 Comments || Top||

#3  #2. No. Next question.
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 10/13/2019 7:09 Comments || Top||

#4  Should have Wagnered them. However a number of generals need to be fired for keeping American hostages in Turkey.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 10/13/2019 7:32 Comments || Top||

#5  We can all rest easy, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democratic Senator Chris Van Hollen introduced an outline to impose sanctions on Turkey for invading northeastern Syria. I know this is true because I saw Hand-wringing Hollen talking about the needless slaughter of Kurds being Trump's fault.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/13/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#6  Said with sarcasm.
Posted by: JohnQC || 10/13/2019 10:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Next time dust their asses.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/13/2019 10:56 Comments || Top||

#8  Definately a missed opportunity. Next time (and there will surely be a next time), light the bastids up and immediately dismiss from NATO.
Posted by: Besoeker || 10/13/2019 11:21 Comments || Top||

#9  "Why do you have red dots dancing over your chest?"
Posted by: AlmostAnonymous5839 || 10/13/2019 11:34 Comments || Top||


Turkish boycott on Twitter.



Pro-Turkey rebels 'execute' 9 civilians in Syria: Monitor

[AlAhram] Pro-Ankara fighters taking part in a Ottoman Turkish offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in northeastern Syria "executed" at least nine civilians on Saturday, a monitor said.

"The nine civilians were executed at different moments south of the town of Tal Abyad," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

The Kurds said a female Kurdish party official and her driver were among those killed.

Hevrin Khalaf was "taken out of her car during a Ottoman Turkish-backed attack and executed by Ottoman Turkish-backed mercenary factions", the political arm of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said in a statement.

"This is a clear evidence that the Ottoman Turkish state is continuing its criminal policy towards unarmed civilians," it added.

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the occupiers of Greek Asia Minor...
and its allied fighters began the offensive on Wednesday to push back the Kurdish Peoples' Protection Units (YPG), the backbone of the SDF, from its border.

The allied fighters are Syrian former rebels who once fought against Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Leveler of Latakia...
's regime.

As the conflict morphed since erupting in 2011, these factions now receive training and funding from Ankara.

Kurdish activists circulated two videos on social media of the killings.

The first, posted on the Twitter account of the Ahrar al-Sharqiya rebel group, shows two people in civilian clothes kneeling on the ground as a fighter next to them announces they have been captured by the faction.

In the second, an unidentified fighter opens fire at a man on the ground wearing civilian attire.

The Observatory confirmed the authenticity of the videos but AFP could not independently verify them.

The deaths brought to at least 38 the number of civilians killed on the Syrian side since start of the assault, according to the Observatory.

It says 81 Kurdish fighters have been killed in the festivities.
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [224 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Update of an old Russian saying about Hungarians:
"If you have a Turk for an ally, you don't need enemies."
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/13/2019 9:24 Comments || Top||


Ms. Hevrin Khalef was reportedly dragged from a vehicle and shot to death
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
I believe this is an incident the Turks videoed. They've now issued an order forbidding videos of "military operations."

US military individual confirms execution video pr0n of Turkish troops.


Turkey executes a woman Kurdish politician
Turks proving they are men enough to kill women.

Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [496 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  Erdogan cowards are fully capable of this
Posted by: Frank G || 10/13/2019 0:07 Comments || Top||

#2  *Sigh* It is something expected.
Posted by: magpie || 10/13/2019 0:23 Comments || Top||

#3  Cultural necessity of the Turks.

Ataturk was way to far out of the main stream culture for it to have taken real hold.
Posted by: AlanC || 10/13/2019 8:26 Comments || Top||

#4  EU, UN, Israel? Not a peep. This is never THEIR problem. We are the most distant country geographically from the ME but the first gentiles to be blaimed.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/13/2019 8:43 Comments || Top||

#5  but the first gentiles to be blaimed

Hah?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 9:04 Comments || Top||

#6  Franky G(r)om, the Kurds are giving the Jews a run for their money in the "Chosen" category, that is chosen to be the punching bag of humanity.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/13/2019 9:26 Comments || Top||

#7  Armenians, maybe. Kurds (who did the dirty work on Armenians for Turks), never.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#8  G__ my knowledge only extends to the past 60 years. Still, gotta go with the Kurds.
Posted by: Mercutio || 10/13/2019 9:57 Comments || Top||

#9  The term applies to an entire world who doesn't give a dam about ME stability or holy land security other than only half of the US pop. The other half want the region to be Paĺestïne. And that latter half will soon over take the former.

The US will not be the "US" in another generation.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 10/13/2019 10:23 Comments || Top||

#10  Then I hope this whole thing teaches Israel to put minimal faith in allies. The US may just choose arabs over them when the time comes.

While many may feel America has done the right thing here, washing their hands off clean, this will set a snowball rolling that will hit in the next generation probably.

There is no book in which letting Turks have carte blanche over anything is wise.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 11:43 Comments || Top||

#11  Then I hope this whole thing teaches Israel to put minimal faith in allies. The US may just choose arabs over them when the time comes.

(a) Wouldn't be the first time
(b) What allies?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 10/13/2019 11:55 Comments || Top||

#12  Correct.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 10/13/2019 11:57 Comments || Top||


Turkey-backed proxy forces appear to commit war crimes in northern Syria
[RUDAW.NET] Bearded fighters walk through an area they claim to be the entrance to Sari Kani, the Syria-The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire...
border town where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have resisted an onslaught from the mighty Ottoman Turkish army for four days.

"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!" one of the Arabic-speaking fighters shouts to the camera with other fighters in tow. "The Azaz Forces ... are entering the doors of Ras al-Ain, Allahu Akbar," referring to the Kurdish town by its official, Arabic name.

Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian forces have been accused of extensive human rights
...which often include carefully measured allowances of freedom at the convenience of the state...
abuses in the city of Afrin, under their control since March 2018. These same forces are now on the border with Rojava, the self-administered region in northeast Syria controlled by the SDF.

Turkey has dubbed the current offensive Operation Peace Spring.

Close to 200,000 civilians have fled the pounding of the area by the invading Ottoman Turkish army and their Syrian proxies. More than 40 civilians have died, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. SDF spokesperson Redur Khalil on Saturday put the number of SDF fighters to have died at 45.

In a separate video posted on a proxy-affiliated Telegram channel named Operation Peace Spring, two civilians and a young man purportedly wearing military fatigues, are surrounded roadside by a group of the Ottoman Turkish-backed Ahrar al-Sharqiya proxy force. Other fighters swirl around them.

The video caption claims the video of the three men was recorded on the Manbij-Hasaka road on Saturday, the same day the Ottoman Turkish army claimed to have taken Sari Kani ‐ a claim disputed by the SDF, who say the battle for control of the city still rages.

"We have captured three fleeing militia of the PKK... Allahu Akbar..." says a man whose face is not shown, at which time other fighters shout "Allahu Akbar."

The three terrified men, one of whom is bleeding from his nose, crouch by the side of the road.

Towards the end of the video, one Ahrar al-Sharqiya fighter can be heard faintly: "We know what are going to do to you." The video cuts.

Late on Saturday, another video showing Ottoman Turkish-backed Syrian fighters surrounding a number of men by the side of a road appeared on social media.

The fighters are in clothing identical to those posted on the Operation Peace Spring channel.

"Allahu Akbar, film me, film me," one of the fighters shouts as he empties his AK-47 into the supine body of a man as dust rises from the ground. Another appears with a sniper rifle and shoots the man. "The pigs of the party," another one shouts, referring to the main political party in northern Syria, the Democratic Union Party.

Gunfire could be heard in the background. With a final shout of Allahu Akbar, the video is cut.

On Saturday, the general staff of the Syrian proxy forces, known as the "National Army," issued instruction - a copy of which was posted on Twitter - banning fighters from recording any event in the battlefield. Under international humanitarian law, any torture or inhumane treatment of prisoners of war and civilians is considered a war crime.

An SDF source told Rudaw Saturday that three individuals were killed by the Ottoman Turkish-backed forces, two of whom were civilians and the third one a member of the Asayesh, the internal SDF security force. One of the civilians was a health worker.

How Turkey treats POWs.

War Crimes are Turkey?

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Turkey-backed Syrian National Army seizes control of Syria’s Ras al-Ayn town center..or perhaps not
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]

Kurdish-led SDF denies Turkey's capture of Syrian town center

[Jpost] The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied that Turkish-backed forces had taken control of the center of Ras al Ain on Saturday after a senior Turkish security official said the town center had been seized.

Marvan Qamishlo, an SDF military media official, said Turkish-backed forces had entered one neighborhood of Ras al Ain, the industrial district, following hours of heavy Turkish shelling that had forced a "tactical retreat" from that area.

"Now the SDF's attack has started and there are very fierce clashes now," he told Reuters. "The clashes are continuing in the industrial district," he said, saying this was the part of Ras al Ain closest to the Turkish border.

Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) release footage showing Ras al-Ayn (Sari Kani), saying it has not fallen under the control of Turkish forces
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [139 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte


Turks set Kurd Korpse Kount at 459
[PUBLISH.TWITTER]
Posted by: Fred || 10/13/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [113 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  So it's hunting season on those not of the Turkish Tribe.
What are the bagging rules? Open season? No minimum size or weight? No maximum age?
Posted by: 3dc || 10/13/2019 10:52 Comments || Top||



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