Syria News Links 15 October 2019

15 October 2019 • 15:00 — The New Dark Age

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

Map Update: Military Situation In Northern Syria After Handover Of Manbij To Syrian Army

Syrian War Report – October 15, 2019: Syrian Army Taking Control Of Key Positions In SDF-held Area

First Photos Of Russian Troops In Manbij

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Then and Now

15 October 2019 — Raghead the friendly terrorist

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Admittedly, the last part is still speculation, but the staggering hypocrisy of Western mediaganda is so breathtaking that I have not the slightest doubt that they can turn round a hundred and eighty degrees in a nanosecond. Their “audience”, composed of brain-dead zombies, will in any case accept whatever their television talking heads order them to believe for the day.

Kurds face stark options after US pullback

15 October 2019 — The Saker

By Pepe Escobar

Forget an independent Kurdistan: They may have to do a deal with Damascus on sharing their area with Sunni Arab refugees

In the annals of bombastic Trump tweets, this one is simply astonishing: here we have a President of the United States, on the record, unmasking the whole $8-trillion intervention in the Middle East as an endless war based on a “false premise.” No wonder the Pentagon is not amused.

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UK: Factional warfare in Corbyn leadership after McDonnell allies with Blairites over Brexit By Chris Marsden

15 October 2019 — WSWS

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is staging a “coup” against Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, according to numerous media reports.

The Sunday Times describes McDonnell as Labour’s “leader in all but name,” having “assumed control of the party amid claims that Jeremy Corbyn is preparing to step down.” This includes being “in daily charge of the Labour operation as the party moves to an election footing,” launching “his own policy platform” and drawing up “a list of appointments he wants in the leader of the opposition’s office, known as LOTO, to surround Corbyn with his allies.”

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China News Links 12-15 October 2019

15 October 2019 — The New Dark Age

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Twitter Targets Hong Kong in US-backed Regime Change Operation
https://williambowles.info/2019/10/15/twitter-targets-hong-kong-in-us-backed-regime-change-operation/

China Displays Rock-Solid Support For Pakistan’s “Core Issue” Of Kashmir
https://orientalreview.org/2019/10/15/china-displays-rock-solid-support-for-pakistans-core-issue-of-kashmir/

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Ecuador News Links 15 October 2019

15 October 2019 • 13:45 — The New Dark Age

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Ecuador: Down with the IMF and the Moreno Austerity Plan!

Indigenous-Led Protests Rock Ecuador Decrying IMF Deal and Demanding Moreno’s Resignation

Ecuador: Society’s Reaction to IMF Austerity Package

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Turkey’s Aggression against Syria: Selected Stories

15 October 2019 — Global Research

Kurds Ally with Damascus Against Turkish Aggression

By Stephen Lendman

After Turkish forces launched cross-border aggression last week, things greatly escalated — Kurdish YPG fighters outgunned and outmatched against the onslaught. Their only option was seeking accommodation with Bashar al-Assad against a common Turkish foe, President Erdogan hell bent to annex northern Syrian territory, especially its oil-producing areas. Read more…
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Twitter Targets Hong Kong in US-backed Regime Change Operation

14 October 2019 — 21st Century Wire

Tony Cartalucci
21st Century Wire

When Twitter Safety announced that it was taking actions against “information operations” directed at Hong Kong – informed observers could have immediately assumed that Twitter was not actually serious about stopping anything of the sort – but rather ensuring the information operation they are a part of was protected and those attempting to take action against it were purged from their platform.

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Washington’s Sum of All Fears: Kurdish Militants Cut a Deal with Damascus

14 October 2019 — 21st Century Wire

IMAGE: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on the ground and speaking to Syrian Arab Army officers.

Patrick Henningsen
21st Century Wire

Last night, Kurdish officials in northeastern Syria issued a statement that an agreement has been reached with the government in Damascus allowing the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) to takeover key strategic positions along Syria’s northern border with Turkey.

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