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2019-10-18 The Grand Turk
Heavy fighting between Turkish/SNA and YPG/SDF. Erdogan's word not worth a wooden nickle.
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Posted by 3dc 2019-10-18 02:52|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [717 views ]  Top
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#1 Well, just remember that any steps authorized against Turkey will be subject to Pentagon's objections. So, to take significant steps, you must make significant case. Fortunately, Recep is way around the corner.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-18 04:09||   2019-10-18 04:09|| Front Page Top

#2 Incendiaries are not chemical weapons. Idiot journalists.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2019-10-18 06:26||   2019-10-18 06:26|| Front Page Top

#3 All explosives are chemicals. So the "journalist's" point is?
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-18 07:36||   2019-10-18 07:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Looks like a file photograph
Posted by Uleck Spererong9442 2019-10-18 07:40||   2019-10-18 07:40|| Front Page Top

#5 lots of updates on the Turkey/Kurd/Syria situation here

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/10/turkey-military-operation-syria-latest-updates-
191018073856826.html
Posted by lord garth 2019-10-18 08:42||   2019-10-18 08:42|| Front Page Top

#6 It is a sad day when we get better information in the USA from Aljazeera than the Dem-controlled MSM.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-18 09:09||   2019-10-18 09:09|| Front Page Top

#7 ^ Shitshow, Part 136
Posted by Lex 2019-10-18 09:12||   2019-10-18 09:12|| Front Page Top

#8 There is a very high motivation to lie about this. They'll create fake news because to them, it's worth it because they hate Trump so much.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-18 09:54||   2019-10-18 09:54|| Front Page Top

#9 There is a very high motivation to lie about this. They'll create fake news because to them, it's worth it because they hate Trump so much.

True. Also consider the very low downside, which creates a very favorable risk-return calculus.

How many "journalists" lost their jobs for reporting the latest round of blatant lies about Kavanaugh? About the Covington boys?

Lying about Trump and anyone associated with him is more than a good risk. It's totally within the investor-"journalist's" efficient frontier. Professional gold.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-18 10:03||   2019-10-18 10:03|| Front Page Top

#10 Have at last three bullshit flags for the photo; one gigantoturd especially for the descriptor. Looks like the morning after Knob Creek shoot with crying girl layer.
Posted by swksvolFF 2019-10-18 10:46||   2019-10-18 10:46|| Front Page Top

#11 The press routinely lies about white phosphorous, because they're still peddling Soviet propaganda.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2019-10-18 11:00||   2019-10-18 11:00|| Front Page Top

#12 Erdogan's word not worth a wooden nickle.

Where did I leave that Master of the Obvious pic???
Posted by Mercutio 2019-10-18 13:41||   2019-10-18 13:41|| Front Page Top

#13 How can you look at that picture and not be moved, you heartless bastiges? An barren landscape, columns of dense black smoke rising in the background, an unexploded barrel bomb, and in the foreground, a young girl tearfully wiping a speck of burning phosphorus from her eye.

Quite artistic. Sure, it's probably fake, but fake is such a harsh word. Let's just say it is doubtful that all the elements in the photo existed at the same place and time.
Posted by SteveS 2019-10-18 13:46||   2019-10-18 13:46|| Front Page Top

#14 This sudden flareup of indignation has a bad smell to it. Sounds too manufactured. I shall pause and reflect upon other issues closer to home.
Posted by Dale 2019-10-18 14:20||   2019-10-18 14:20|| Front Page Top

#15 Looks more like "I'm very shy and modest, but ..." to me.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-10-18 14:23||   2019-10-18 14:23|| Front Page Top

#16 It should be noted that the Kurds reported they were burning tires to confuse the Turkish bombers, which would explain the columns of black smoke in the photo.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-18 14:48||   2019-10-18 14:48|| Front Page Top

#17 That is correct TW. That is a smoke screen. Phosphorous is white. Artillery is brief smoke cloud. The Kurds covering their movements with tar smoke to hinder Turk eyes overhead.
Posted by Phaick Uneretle6310 2019-10-18 14:55||   2019-10-18 14:55|| Front Page Top

#18 More to come in this masters game of chess;
Posted by Dale 2019-10-18 15:00||   2019-10-18 15:00|| Front Page Top

#19 Smokes also plays hell with the work of snipers.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-18 15:00||   2019-10-18 15:00|| Front Page Top

#20 A worthwhile link, Dale.

Thank you for explaining what I would have meant if only I knew more, Phaick Uneretle6310 — teamwork works! ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-18 16:32||   2019-10-18 16:32|| Front Page Top

#21 The Kurds covering their movements with tar smoke to hinder Turk eyes overhead.

This is an environmental disaster caused by the heathen Trump. No doubt will raise the oceans Four feet by 2021, scientist state.
Posted by bbrewer126 2019-10-18 22:28||   2019-10-18 22:28|| Front Page Top

#22 scientist state.

*Snicker*
Posted by trailing wife 2019-10-18 22:38||   2019-10-18 22:38|| Front Page Top

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