Another Shift In US Policy – Syria!

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Another Shift In US Policy – Syria!

MARSAL COMMENTS: Last week, Trump and his administration stated what in effect was their acceptance of Assad remaining as president of Syria. Then, surprise, a well-timed chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib region a few days later, gave the US the justification to switch back to its original anti-Assad stance. Not only so, but is now threatening to act unilaterally if the UN and the rest of the world doesn’t take appropriate action. Continue reading “Another Shift In US Policy – Syria!”

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Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?

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Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?

MARSAL COMMENTS: Turkey has just announced that its objectives for it military incursion into Syria have been accomplished by its taking control of the Syrian town of Al-Bab from ISIS. Continue reading “Turkey Announces End of Military Action in Syria?”

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Syria War Decided Abroad

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Syria War Decided Abroad

MARSAL COMMENTS: The US, UK, EU, Turkey, Russia and the Arab countries have been deciding the war in Syria for the past 6 years. Now another decision is under process; Russian and Turkish presidents will meet in Moscow tomorrow (March 10th) to work out four important next steps. Continue reading “Syria War Decided Abroad”

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ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD

ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD

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A few days ago we observed that the ebb and flow of politics seemed to indicate that the Kurds, after taking Manbij, will keep their head low and avoid antagonizing Turkey. They didn’t, and continued northwards towards Jarabulus on the Turkish/Syrian Border.

Turkey was ready and certainly able. Following two days of artillery pounding, Turkish tanks rolled into Syria yesterday, thus realizing the long-expected scenario of a Turkish military presence inside Syria.

The pretexts and justifications for this action may be “dime a dozen”, but once inside, they become difficult to dislodge and eject. A similar situation has existed in north Iraq near Mosul, for almost a year now. Continue reading “ITS NOT A TIDE FOR THE KURDS, IT’S A FLOOD”

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