The Russian Masterpiece in Syria: Everyone Wins By Federico Pieraccini

16 October 2019 — Strategic Culture Foundation

 

“Moscow and Damascus have always maintained they are against any form of partition or illegal foreign presence in Syria.”

Moscow has managed to maintain contacts with all parties in the conflict, even in spite of its stance against partition and illegal foreign presence. Trilateral talks between Iran, Turkey and Russia occurred in Astana at Moscow’s urging. Putin managed to bring together in Sochi the Syrian government and opposition groups to discuss the future of Syria. In Geneva, Moscow mediated between Damascus and the international community, shielding Syria from the diplomatic skulduggery of the US and other enemies of Syria.

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Syria News Links 19 October 2019

19 October 2019 • 18:00 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting and may be updated throughout the day, so check back

Dozens Of Russian Airstrikes Target Terrorists’ Positions In Lattakia, Idlib, Aleppo & Hama (Videos)

Military Situation In Northern Syria On October 19, 2019 (Map Update)

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Media Alarmed by Imaginary US Pullout From Syria

18 October 2019 — FAIR

by Gregory Shupak

President Donald Trump’s modification of the US’s Syria policy has generated a torrent of confusion, so it’s worth reviewing the record.

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced on October 6:

Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria . The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial “Caliphate,” will no longer be in the immediate area.

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US Has Backed 21 of the 28 ‘Crazy’ Militias Leading Turkey’s Brutal Invasion of Northern Syria

18 October, 2019 — The Grayzone

Former and current US officials have slammed the Turkish mercenary force of “Arab militias” for executing and beheading Kurds in northern Syria. New data from Turkey reveals that almost all of these militias were armed and trained in the past by the CIA and Pentagon.

By Max Blumenthal

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Winners and Losers in the Turkish Attack on Syria. Russia is the Most Successful Player

18 October 2019 — Global Research

Part III

The United States of America emerged victorious from the Second World War, and came out stronger than any other country in the world. The allies- notably the Soviet Union- won the war but emerged much weaker. They needed to reconstruct their countries and rebuild their economies, with the US demanding huge retrospective payments for its support.

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The War on Weed: Monsanto, Bayer, and the Push for “Corporate Cannabis”

19 October 2019 — The Web of Debt Blog

Part II

Canada is to become the second country after Uruguay to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Adults will be able to purchase cannabis from “federally licensed producers”.  At present, Canada has according to the BBC “one of the highest rates of  cannabis use” Worldwide. “Canadians spent an estimated C$5.7bn ($4.6bn; £3.5bn) in 2017 alone on combined medical and recreational use – about $1,200 per user. The bulk of that spending was on black market marijuana.” (BBC, October 14, 2018).

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Brexit News Links 19 October 2019

19 October 2019 • 12:00 — The New Dark Age

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Saturday’s Brexit votes in Parliament: What’s going on?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-50095368

Explainer: What’s the difference between Johnson’s Brexit deal and May’s deal? Hint: Very Little
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheCanary/~3/q8YRiruIAhU/

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