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SDF Calls for a No-Fly Zone:
“Ahead of offensive, Turkey says it strikes Syria-Iraq border
Posted:Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:27:50 -0400 Turkey’s military struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce northeast Syria, as Ankara prepared to attack following a surprise U.S. troop pullback, Turkish officials told Reuters on Tuesday“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/i7obkc7dMd0/ahead-of-offensive-turkey-says-it-strikes-syria-iraq-border-idUSKBN1WN0KO
“Erdogan’s aide says Turkey to start Syria offensive ‘shortly’
Posted:Tue, 08 Oct 2019 20:21:52 -0400 The Turkish military, together with the Free Syrian Army, will cross the Syrian border “shortly”, President Tayyip Erdogan’s communications director said early on Wednesday, as Ankara starts a military incursion in the region“. http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/worldNews/~3/8iNRY4cGWJU/erdogans-aide-says-turkey-to-start-syria-offensive-shortly-idUSKBN1WO00V
It’s unclear if Trump’s idea is to let SDF be slaughtered or force them into the arms of Putin-Assad or likely both: into Putin-Assad’s arms to be killed or put in prison. Right before doing this, Trump reduced the numbers of refugees allowed to immigrate to the United States. Refugees are less than 10% of the immigrants to the United States. Most of the over one million new residents per year are economic migrants.
What of French Special Forces? According to the French newspaper “Liberation” (7-Oct-19), French Special Forces seem to be concentrated in the north of Iraq and in the area of Deir el-Zor, which is well to the south of the area controlled by the Kurds in Syria. The Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, General François Lecointre, met with Kurdish leaders last week in Hassaké. The article notes that the number of French Special Forces in the area is unknown. See: “Syrie : les Kurdes abandonnés par l’ami américain ” Par Pierre Alonso , Célian Macé et Frédéric Autran, 7 octobre 2019 à 21:01, Liberation: https://archive.li/cj8sA By Kurds they apparently mean Kurdish led SDF.
The Syrian Democratic Council-Forces includes Arabs, Kurds, Syriac, Assyrians, Turkmen and Armenians, as explained in their statement: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/10/07/syrian-democratic-council-statement-about-the-us-withdrawal-decision/ It includes Christians, who are especially endangered. Turkey’s Erdogan aims to recreate the Ottoman Islamic Caliphate-Empire. We have full confidence in this last statement, due to testimony from a trusted Turkish source.
The Christian Martyrs’ Last Prayer, by Jean-Léon Gérôme (1883)