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Created by John Eipper on 10/14/19 9:19 AM

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Northern Syria Crisis (Tor Guimaraes, USA, 10/14/19 9:19 am)

I have not been able to figure out exactly what is going on in Northern Syria. Seems as if Trump got out of the way because Putin, Assad, and Erdogan are working together to stop the Kurdish militants from harassing Turkey's border towns and to move the Syrian refugees in Turkey back to their country. Thus I imagined their political goal is to ultimately get the Syrian government to control the part of Syria (Northwest) presently occupied by the Kurdish forces. Does that make sense?

I am hesitant because some of the media said that Kurdish forces are being joined by the Syrian army to fight the invading Turkish army. If that is true then there is no Putin-Assad-Erdogan joint planning and this war is going to last for much longer than anticipated. In this case, save your tears because as usual in a prolonged war innocent civilians will suffer the worst.

What is really going on politically and militarily? That will determine how long this war will last.

JE comments:  The second scenario is how I understand it:  the Kurds have reached an "agreement" with Assad (and therefore Putin) against Erdogan.  Don't know the details, but Assad is not motivated by humanitarianism.  IS is also raising its nasty head.

What an unsavory cast of characters.  Of course, as Tor Guimaraes predicts, the civilians will pay the highest price.

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