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Erdogan’s Revenge and the Kurdish Dilemma

26/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 34 εμφανίσεις

After 4,000 years of continuous habitation, there is no Kurdish presence left in Afrin. By Maurice Glasman The Nation YESTERDAY 12:58 PM People walk through debris in the center of Afrin, Syria March 24, 2018. (Reuters / Khalil Ashawi) Arriving in Baghdad, it is clear who has won the Iraq War. The Shia are in charge. Tower-sized,…

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A tale of two handshakes — why France’s Macron works well with Trump and Germany’s Merkel doesn’t

25/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 51 εμφανίσεις

By Rick Noack April 24 at 10:42 AM Email the author The Washington Post Ahead of the White House State Dinner, The Post’s James McAuley explains how French President Emmanuel Macron’s rapport with President Trump defies predictions. (Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post) BERLIN — Ever since Donald Trump became president, European leaders have sought to read his mind on what he thinks…

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« Les chrétiens du Moyen-Orient pourraient disparaître dans une dizaine d’années, même du Liban »

24/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 145 εμφανίσεις

MOYEN ORIENT ET MONDE Mgr George Saliba, evêque syriaque-orthodoxe du Mont-Liban et de Tripoli. ENTRETIENL’évêque syriaque-orthodoxe du Mont-Liban et de Tripoli, George Saliba, estime que « les chrétiens disparaîtront inévitablement du Moyen-Orient, même du Liban ». Patricia KHODER | OLJ 16/04/2018 Georges Saliba, évêque syriaque-orthodoxe du Mont-Liban et de Tripoli, n’est pas optimiste concernant l’avenir des chrétiens du…

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The Islamization of Turkey

23/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 68 εμφανίσεις

By Rauf BakerApril 22, 2018 Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Resmi Hesabi, Flickr, public domain BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 805, April 22, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is focusing his Islamization policy on the education system in his bid to raise a “pious generation”. “Jihad” has become a frequent reference in the Turkish regime’s…

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The Islamization of Turkey

22/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 65 εμφανίσεις

   By Rauf Baker EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is focusing his Islamization policy on the education system in his bid to raise a “pious generation”. “Jihad” has become a frequent reference in the Turkish regime’s rhetoric, while Syrians in the country and in areas controlled by Turkish troops in northern Syria are eating…

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Turkey Targeting Greece – Again

22/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 74 εμφανίσεις

by Uzay Bulut With the illegal seizures and occupation of northern Cyprus in 1974 and the Syrian city of Afrin this March — with virtually no global reaction — Turkey apparently feels unchallenged and eager to continue; this time, it seems, with the oil-and-gas rich islands of Greece. “To take an interest in Iraq, Syria, Libya,…

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22/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 61 εμφανίσεις

BY CRISTINA MAZA ON 4/20/18 AT 1:11 PM Newsweek The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political branch of the Syria-based militant group the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has filed a request with the U.S. Justice Department to open an office in Washington D.C., documents reveal. “The SDC’s mission in the United States will primarily focus on educating the…

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The Emerging Russia-Turkey-Iran Alliance Challenging NATO in the Middle East

22/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 67 εμφανίσεις

An unusual triple alliance coming out of Syria could change the regional balance of power and unhinge NATO — if it holds together at all. by Conn Hallinan April 20th, 2018 It might also lead to yet another double cross of one of the region’s largest ethnic groups, the Kurds. However, the “troika alliance” — Turkey, Russia,…

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Turkey’s Bid To Control Greece via Snam

20/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 109 εμφανίσεις

April 19, 2018 Italy’s Snam, Belgium’s Fluxys and Spain’s Engas were declared the preferred bidder in the acquisition of DESFA, Greece’s gas operator. (See here for more details: Oligarchs Insider (OI) wrote extensively about the strong connections between Fluxys and Gazprom. (Here: and here: OI also wrote about the alliance between Russia and Turkey in the…

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Who Cares About Big Tech’s Displaced Workers?

20/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 161 εμφανίσεις

Apr 20, 2018 MORDECAI KURZ The Project Syndicate. The story of the US economy over the past 40 years has been one of rapid technological change, growing corporate monopoly power, and deepening despair for a rising share of workers. There will be no happy ending unless the US radically changes its approach to managing the impact…

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Area C is Strategically Vital for Israel

19/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 86 εμφανίσεις

By Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon HacohenApril 18, 2018 Maale Adumim, photo by David Mosberg via Wikimedia Commons BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 801, April 18, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The proposed transfer of significant parts of Area C to the control of the Palestinian Authority (PA) will be detrimental to Israel’s national interest, if only because these…

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Comey’s last stand for the deep state

16/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 97 εμφανίσεις

They were among the most powerful men of the last decade. They commanded armies of armed agents, had the ability to bug and wiretap almost anyone, and had virtually unlimited budgets. They were the leadership of the FBI, the CIA and the director of national intelligence under President Obama. Each day, it becomes clearer that…

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Is Germany more hawkish on Russia?

16/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 97 εμφανίσεις

                            By ANDREW RETTMAN AND ERIC MAURICE Germany’s socialist foreign minister just said the EU should “step up pressure” on Russia. Its chancellor aired “political” doubts on a Russian pipeline. But is the new coalition really more hawkish than the last one? Heiko…

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Michael Cohen and the End Stage of the Trump Presidency

15/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 95 εμφανίσεις

By Adam Davidson  April 14, 2018  The New Yorker   The raid on the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer makes clear that Trump’s battle with the special counsel, Robert Mueller, is entering its final chapter. Photograph by Yana Paskova / Getty On May 1, 2003, the day President George W. Bush landed on the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln…

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The Case for Bombing Assad

14/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 86 εμφανίσεις

                  Bombing Syria over President Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Douma last week—as President Donald Trump announced this evening—is almost an absurdity. Nearly half a million people on all sides have been killed in Syria since the civil war erupted in 2011, barely 100 of them by…

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The Syrian War Is Actually Many Wars

14/4/18 | 0 σχόλια | 0 απαντήσεις | 117 εμφανίσεις

The Atlantic President Donald Trump is ordering U.S. strikes against government targets in Syria after a suspected chemical attack.  Reuters / Khalil Ashawi Krishnadev Calamur Apr 13, 2018   The Middle East is a “troubled place,” President Donald Trump said Friday night as he described his decision to use America’s “righteous power” in a retaliatory attack…

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