The Syrian Democratic Council-Forces includes Arabs, Kurds, Syriac, Assyrians, Turkmen and Armenians. It includes Christians, who are especially endangered. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/syrian-democratic-council-statement-about-the-us-withdrawal-decision/
When Trump made his sudden announcement to withdraw US troops from Syria, it was apparently already Monday, October 7th – Putin’s 67th birthday – in Moscow. Russia propaganda organ RT news (formerly Russia Today) reported that Trump’s Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, called Putin’s Minister of Defense on Monday. Over the weekend, Putin and Shoigu hiked together. Was someone else with them? Netanyahu? Erdogan? Where were Trump’s kids this weekend? Giuliani? Mike Huckabee?
“Trump’s betrayal of the Kurds is a gift to Putin and Assad” By Nick Paton Walsh, CNN Updated 10:22 PM ET, Mon October 7, 2019 https://archive.li/J0gtH
According to the Coordination & Military Ops Center for Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) @cmoc_sdf: “The first consequences of the US withdrawal & failure of the Security Mechanism Agreement: Syrian regime forces backed by Russia prepare to move militarily towards the city of Manbij. We said earlier that any Turkish attack would have bad consequences for the whole region.”
Thousands of Islamic State fighters and tens of thousands of Islamic State family members may now be unleashed upon the world. https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/08/factbox-11000-islamic-state-fighters-held-by-formerly-us-supported-sdf-syrian-democratic-forces/
The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1883)
“Putin Takes Birthday Hike in Siberian Mountains
By VOA News
October 7, 2019 05:55 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin spent his pre-birthday weekend hiking the mountains of southern Siberia with his defense minister.
Putin, who turned 67 on Monday, can be seen walking up steep hills and picking wild mushrooms in photos and video released by the Kremlin.
Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu traversed the vast Taiga forest, at one point stopping to take in the views high on a mountain.
“We are high above the clouds,” the Russian leader exclaimed.
Putin has visited the area in the Tuva region near the Mongolian border several times over the past few years. In 2009, he was photographed riding shirtless on a horse. Two years ago, he and Shoigu fished bare-chested in the pristine lakes.” https://www.voanews.com/europe/putin-takes-birthday-hike-siberian-mountains
“Pentagon calls Russia as US announces Syria withdrawal ” 7 Oct, 2019 17:52 RT News: https://archive.li/Q32Yf
The announcement was apparently made at 3 am Syria (and Moscow) time: “Chaos in Syria, Washington after Trump call with Erdogan unleashed Turkish military U.S. forces in Syria got an urgent alert Monday morning to pull back. “They were told, ‘We’re departing the field,'” senior U.S. defense officials said“. Oct. 7, 2019, 6:10 PM EDT / Updated Oct. 7, 2019, 6:33 PM EDT By Carol E. Lee and Courtney Kube https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/chaos-syria-washington-after-trump-call-erdogan-unleashed-turkish-military-n1063516