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New Military confrontation between US and Russia in Syria. We may be in deep doo-doo

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Aug 21, 2016 at 01:43

Hi, Tovey.

I've already commented on your Aug 19, 2016 at 14:57 post. This is just an addendum. DEBKA reports activity in Syria, that lends credence to a budding Turkey-Russia-Iran-Syria (anti-Kurdish and anti-US) alliance:

"US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds' backs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2016, 11:07 AM (IDT)

"After the attack on Hassaka, a number of US special operations forces were pulled out of their northern Syrian positions. They were there as instructors and advisers to the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), with tens of US officers attached to every Kurdish platoon and SDF battalion.
It is now up to Washington to decide what happens next.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has obviously embarked on a new anti-American game based on the far-reaching deal he struck with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg on Aug. 9. Part of that deal was a pledge by Moscow to help Turkey block all avenues for the Kurdish minority to attain full independence in Syria or Iraq, where it enjoy semi-autonomy, and allow a Kurdish state to rise from Irbil to the Mediterranean.
Iran and Syria's Assad fully support the Turkish goal in their own interests."

-- http://www.debka.com/article/25621/US-Russia-trade-blows-in-Syria-on-Kurds%E2%80%99-backs

I just about knew that if Turkey and Iran are to see eye-to-eye on Syria, it would be at the expense of the Kurds. The Kurds are America's strongest allies in Syria; to the latest attack is an obvious challenge by Russia, Turkey, et al against Obama: Either desert your Kurdish allies, or you will lose any friendship you still have with NATO "ally" Turkey.

The fact that Obama's response was to begin withdrawing support from its Kurdish allies, is yet another card of his yellow-bellied, callous (shall I say "narcisist"?) nature. If Hillary is elected, you can expect four more years of the same; and the next logical step in Syria, after the brutal suppression of the Kurds and other opposition forces, will be a joint Turkish-Iranian-Hizbullah attack on Israel (with Russia as a silent partner). That, of course, is the Ezekiel 38-39 scenario we've been talking about. In Jewish fashion, I suppose I should say, "God forbid!"; but I am afraid God does not WANT to forbid it, and we are all in deep doo-doo.

Shalom shalom.


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