Syria News Links 16 October 2019

16 October 2019 • 15:30 — The New Dark Age

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

SDF Launches Counter-Attack In Northern Raqqa, Recaptures Several Positions From Turkish-Backed Militants

Will they, won’t they? Erdogan says he won’t meet US delegation, will only speak to Trump, walks back hours later
https://on.rt.com/a3h3

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It’s curtains for US in Syria. Russia, Iran owe big thanks to Erdogan By M.K. Bhadrakumar

16 October 2019 — Indian Punchline

Turkey’s Operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria has reportedly advanced to a 1000 square kilometers area.

The scenario agreed on behind the curtains through months of confidential exchanges, often one-on-one, between the Russian and Turkish leaders regarding north-eastern Syria is entering a critical phase of implementation on the ground with the agreement between the Kurds and the Assad regime.

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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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Syria News Links 15 October 2019

15 October 2019 • 20:00 — The New Dark Age

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Die or ask the Syrian government to take them in: the Kurdish militias simply have no other options
https://on.rt.com/a3ff

Left in a hurry: RT films inside abandoned US military base at Manbij, Syria (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)
https://on.rt.com/a3f8

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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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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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Syria News Links 14 October 2019

14 October 2019 • 14:30  — The New Dark Age

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‘Do people really think we should go to war with NATO member Turkey?’ Trump defends Syria withdrawal
https://on.rt.com/a3cj

Kurds Ally with Damascus Against Turkish Aggression
https://www.globalresearch.ca/kurds-ally-damascus-against-turkish-aggression/5691892

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The Kurds in Syria By Philip Roddis

14 October 2019 — Off Guardian

Attempts by Third World leaders to establish independent control of their economies, in preference to their economies being used as spheres of profit-accumulation for the sole direct benefit of foreign investors, is almost invariably met by the opposition of investor-dominated foreign governments.” – Stephen Gowans

Adrift on an uncharted ocean we call Life, humans seem drawn to the illusion of certainty like wasps to an open jam jar. God is good! … I think so I am! … Brexit will be dandy/a disaster! … Bashar al-Assad is a Demon/a Saint! … Kurds Good, everyone else Baad!

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Ecuador News Links 14 October 2019

14 Octber 2019 • 15:40 — The New Dark Age

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Ecuador’s authorities back down to avert coup d’etat, says expert

Ecuadorian govt agrees to repeal austerity law that sparked protests as indigenous groups pledge to stop rallies
https://on.rt.com/a3bs

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Syria News Links 12-13 October 2019

13 October 2019 • 23:50  — The New Dark Age

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Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-50036901

Washington abandons its Kurdish proxies as Ankara and Damascus step in
http://thesaker.is/washington-abandons-its-kurdish-proxies-as-ankara-and-damascus-step-in/

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