Daily Archives: October 13, 2019

2019-10-13: News Headlines

RT (2019-10-13). Hunter Biden calls Trump's accusations 'a barrage of false charges'… and resigns from Chinese equity firm. rt.com Hunter Biden, son of 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, has stepped down from the board of a Chinese equity company while defending his work in Ukraine — the work that President Donald Trump said was "crooked." | "He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States," Biden's lawyer George Mesires wrote in a statement released on Sunday. | Speaking through Mesires, Biden said that he is to resign from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, and would also "forego all foreign work" if his father is elected president next ye…

RT (2019-10-13). Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds. rt.com Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm— Hillary Clinton (@…

Staff (2019-10-13). U.S. Begins Possible Full Withdrawal From Northern Syria. truthdig.com WASHINGTON—The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. | Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. | Esper, interviewed on two TV news shows, s…

Sarah Abed (2019-10-13). Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" Rages on Creating a Chaotic Battlefield in Northeastern Syria. globalresearch.ca On Saturday, the fourth day of Turkey's cross border military operation, Turkey's Defense Minister claimed that they had captured a key border town called Ras Al Ain, however the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the claim. | Turkey accidently put …

Stephen Lendman (2019-10-13). Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria. globalresearch.ca US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far. | They're unrelated to Ankara's alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor …

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Spain PM Urges to Focus Votes in PSOE to Form Gov't in December. telesurenglish.net Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez asked Sunday to center votes in the Socialist Workers Party, as it is "the only political option" to unblock the current situation and succeed in forming a "suitable government" in December. | RELATED: | Plans for the Valley of the Fallen After Franco | During the pre-campaign event in a municipality in Madrid, Sanchez urged the PSOE militants for "one more effort." | He also presented a plan that includes political pacts to assure territorial integrity,…

Michael Harris (2019-10-13). A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment. indybay.org The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.

teleSUR (2019-10-13). Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term. telesurenglish.net Turnout was high in Poland's parliamentary election Sunday, as voters decided whether to award a second term to the nationalists amid growing unease within the European Union about their commitment to democratic standards. | RELATED: | Far-Right Populists in Europe Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns | The Law and Justice party (PiS) is expected to win more votes than it did in 2015 and may get enough parliamentary seats to continue to govern alone – but the shift in the pol…

Sergey Maidukov (2019-10-13). The Switch from Comedy to Tragedy for Ukraine's President Zelensky. Rapprochement with Putin? globalresearch.ca The recently-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky keeps saying there was "no blackmail" in a July telephone call with President Donald Trump that caused an impeachment inquiry in the USA. | He made the comments recently during an all-day press marathon held …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2019-10-13). Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase… globalresearch.ca The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements. It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. See this. | The Open Skies …

Juan Cole (2019-10-13). Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria. commondreams.org A CNN exclusive by Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne reveals that Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told the U.S., "I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region."

teleSUR (2019-10-13). 750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes. telesurenglish.net Around 750 people with suspected links to the Islamic State Group have reportedly fled a displacement camp in north-east Syria as a result of Turkish strikes against Kurdish forces. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The news came after the United States asked all of its 1,000 troops to withdraw "as safely and quick…

Jason Ditz (2019-10-13). As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion. theantimedia.com The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

Miri Wood (2019-10-13). Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation. globalresearch.ca Erdogan has accelerated his war crimes against Syria, in Day 2 of Turkey's new military aggression. His regime thug troops again bombed the electrical cables of the Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ain, bombed on Day 1, and immediately repaired …

Ed Sykes (2019-10-13). Remember the media outrage when Turkey was found guilty of war crimes? No, neither do we. thecanary.co NATO member Turkey invaded northern Syria on 9 October, attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who led the way in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). There are now allegations that "Turkish-backed terrorist groups are committing war crimes" in the region. And that wouldn't come as a surprise. Because although there was little…

Staff (2019-10-12). AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More. truthdig.com The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and more.

Ralph Nader (2019-10-12). The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing. commondreams.org It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.

John Nichols (2019-10-12). Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them. thenation.com Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them…

WSWS (2019-10-12). Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS. wsws.org The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.

WSWS (2019-10-12). Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany. wsws.org The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.

Staff (2019-10-12). Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism. truthout.org | | How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far right ideologies and populists around the world? As demonstrated in the elections of, and policies enacted by, such leaders as Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a "neoliberal fascism" is emerging globally. As Henry elaborates in his book The Terror…

teleSUR (2019-10-12). Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City. telesurenglish.net Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…

WSWS (2019-10-12). New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria. wsws.org The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.

Jordan Simmons (2019-10-12). Inspiring student in France creates environmental app to motivate others to make a difference daily. nationofchange.org "At the end of the day I know that I've done something good on this day for the planet."

WSWS (2019-10-12). European Union continues talks with Johnson government over possible Brexit deal. wsws.org Labour MPs are reported to be "blitzing" party leader Jeremy Corbyn with demands that he support a fresh Brexit referendum being held before a general election.

Peadar O'Cearnaigh (2019-10-12). The UK media needs to stop manipulating Brexit and focus on the mess created by the Tories. thecanary.co An analysis of opinion polls shows British people have turned against Brexit since the 2016 referendum. Since the vote to Leave, the UK government, supported by the DUP, has failed to come up with a viable plan…

Fréa Lockley (2019-10-12). As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death. thecanary.co On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…

Jessica Corbett, staff writer (2019-10-12). 'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire. commondreams.org As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/syria_us_forces.png

Richard Moser (2019-10-11). The Empire Is Running Out of War Stories. Or is it? Will American Exceptionalism Rise Again? counterpunch.org American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a part of American culture since the very first European settlers landed. At its core, exceptionalism places America outside of normal history into a category More

RT (2019-10-11). Trump nominates John Sullivan as US ambassador to Russia. rt.com US President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Joseph Sullivan as the new ambassador to Russia. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the spot vacated by the departure of Jon Huntsman. | Sullivan, 59, has served as deputy secretary since May 2017. He was acting secretary of state in March and April 2018, following the resignation of Rex Tillerson and the confirmation of current Secretary Mike Pompeo. | Most of his previous government experience has been in law, rather than diplomacy. Early on in his career, Sullivan clerked for a Fifth Circuit appeals judge and Supreme Court Justice…

Party for Socialism and Liberation (2019-10-11). U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion! liberationnews.org Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!

Ed Sykes (2019-10-11). Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue. thecanary.co The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…

Vijay Prashad (2019-10-11). If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die. mronline.org Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source

Joan Walsh (2019-10-11). In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone. thenation.com In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone…

WSWS (2019-10-11). Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany. wsws.org The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.

Padraig McGrath (2019-10-11). The Psychotic Logic of the New US-Russia Arms Race: One Step Closer to Nuclear Confrontation. globalresearch.ca On October 7th, Russian ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that Russia and the US needed to come to grips with the issue of short-range and intermediate-range missile deployment. | "In case the United States deploy these types of …

Andrew Korybko (2019-10-11). The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Weaponization of The Olympic Games, against Russia. globalresearch.ca Most of the world remembers the controversy in recent years about Russian athletes allegedly failing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) policies, but that scandal still continues to this day after the international organization recently threatened that country's …

United Nations (2019-10-11). Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media. un.org Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.

Tyler Durden (2019-10-11). US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey. theantimedia.com "A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

Sasha Abramsky (2019-10-11). Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance. thenation.com Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance…

South Front (2019-10-11). Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey. globalresearch.ca The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …

United Nations (2019-10-11). Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians. un.org Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.

susan_p (2019-10-11). Turkey launches genocidal invasion of Rojava. greenleft.org.au Rojava Solidarity Tony IltisIssue 1240 Syria Turkey's war on KurdistanOctober 11, 2019The horrific violence that has been devastating Syria for the past eight years is intensifying. | On October 9, NATO's second largest army, that of Turkey, launched a full-…

susan_p (2019-10-11). Turkey invades Rojava, solidarity urgently needed. greenleft.org.au Turkey's war on Rojava Peter BoyleIssue 1240 Rojava Anti-war ecosocialism FeminismOctober 11, 2019On October 9, after many months of mil…

susan_p (2019-10-11). Portuguese elections: right trounced by more variegated left. greenleft.org.au elections Dick NicholsIssue 1240 Portugal 2019 Portuguese electionsOctober 11, 2019The results of the October 6 elections for the 230-seat Portuguese parliament delivered four main outcomes: a historic thrashing of the traditional parties of the right; a strong…

Staff (2019-10-11). Pentagon: U.S. Not Abandoning Kurds in Face of Turkish Attack. truthdig.com WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials on Friday denied the U.S. is abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive, although the future of a counterterrorism partnership with the Kurds was in grave doubt. | "We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters. "We have not abandoned them. Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey — just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation." | Esper's remarks appeared aimed at strengthening the Trump administration's arg…

Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey (2019-10-11). TKP statement: Hands off Syria! liberationnews.org AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.

Ari Paul (2019-10-11). Britain's Pro-Brexit Press: When in Doubt, Blame the Irish. fair.org by Ari Paul The Daily Express ( 10/4/19) defies the reality that Brexit has a great deal to do with Ireland. | The deadline for Britain to come up with a deal under which it would exit from the European Union is less than a month away. With no agreement in sight between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hardline Brexiteer, and his EU counterparts, the country has been jittery, to say the least. Political rebellions in Parliament and blows against Johnson in the courts have had people guessing: Will…

Peter Maass (2019-10-10). Congratulations, Nobel Committee, You Just Gave the Literature Prize to a Genocide Apologist. theintercept.com Austrian author Peter Handke sits in the garden at his house in Chaville, France, on Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature. | Photo: Francois More/AP | Stockholm is more than 1,500 miles from Sarajevo, and the war in Bosnia was halted in 1995, so there's a lot of time and distance between the Swedes who just chose the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and the nasty war that happened in the heart of the Balkans a generation ago. But that's no excuse for the decision to give this year's prize to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs…

Ryan Grim (2019-10-10). The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken, Just With the Ukraine and China Affairs, Could Land Him 10 Years in Prison. theintercept.com Take 18 U.S. Code ß 872: "Extortion by officers or employees of the United States." Or 18 U.S. Code ß 610: "Coercion of political activity."

2019-10-13: Social Media Postees

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Turkey's "Operation Peace Spring" Rages on Creating a Chaotic Battlefield in Northeastern Syria
Sarah Abed | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
On Saturday, the fourth day of Turkey's cross border military operation, Turkey's Defense Minister claimed that they had captured a key border town called Ras Al Ain, however the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) denied the claim. | Turkey accidently put …
globalresearch.ca/turkey-operation-peace-spring-northeastern-syria/5691789

Proposed US Sanctions against Turkey. Why? Washington Supports Turkish Aggression in Northeast Syria
Stephen Lendman | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
US sanctions are war by other means on targeted countries. The Senate, House, and White House are preparing them on Turkey — nothing imposed so far. | They're unrelated to Ankara's alliance with US war on the Syrian Arab Republic, nor …
globalresearch.ca/proposed-us-sanctions-against-turkey-why-washington-supports-turkish-aggression-in-northeast-syria/5691782

Spain PM Urges to Focus Votes in PSOE to Form Gov't in December
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez asked Sunday to center votes in the Socialist Workers Party, as it is "the only political option" to unblock the current situation and succeed in forming a "suitable government" in December. | RELATED: | Plans for the Valley of the Fallen After Franco | During the pre-campaign event in a municipality in Madrid, Sanchez urged the PSOE militants for "one more effort." | He also presented a plan that includes political pacts to assure territorial integrity,…
telesurenglish.net/news/spain-pm-calls-to-mobilize-votes-to-form-government-in-december-20191013-0008.html

A New Beginning For California Pan African Global Trade and Investment
Michael Harris | indybay.org | 2019-10-13
The State of California is poised to join The global competition with India, Europe, China and the rest of the world to expan Trade and Investment with the Pan African Diaspora, over 1.4 billion people globally.
indybay.org/newsitems/2019/10/10/18827196.php

Poland Goes to Election, Right-Wing Party Heads to a 2nd Term
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Turnout was high in Poland's parliamentary election Sunday, as voters decided whether to award a second term to the nationalists amid growing unease within the European Union about their commitment to democratic standards. | RELATED: | Far-Right Populists in Europe Recalls Eve of WW2, London Mayor Warns | The Law and Justice party (PiS) is expected to win more votes than it did in 2015 and may get enough parliamentary seats to continue to govern alone – but the shift in the pol…
telesurenglish.net/news/Poland-Goes-to-Election-Right-Wing-Party-Heads-to-a-2nd-Term-20191013-0007.html

Hunter Biden calls Trump's accusations 'a barrage of false charges'… and resigns from Chinese equity firm
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hunter Biden, son of 2020 Democratic candidate Joe Biden, has stepped down from the board of a Chinese equity company while defending his work in Ukraine — the work that President Donald Trump said was "crooked." | "He never anticipated the barrage of false charges against both him and his father by the President of the United States," Biden's lawyer George Mesires wrote in a statement released on Sunday. | Speaking through Mesires, Biden said that he is to resign from the board of a Chinese-backed private equity company, and would also "forego all foreign work" if his father is elected president next ye…
rt.com/usa/470852-hunter-biden-resigns-trump/

The Switch from Comedy to Tragedy for Ukraine's President Zelensky. Rapprochement with Putin?
Sergey Maidukov | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The recently-elected Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky keeps saying there was "no blackmail" in a July telephone call with President Donald Trump that caused an impeachment inquiry in the USA. | He made the comments recently during an all-day press marathon held …
globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-president/5691803

Kurds Consider Asking for Russian No-Fly Zone as Moscow Demands Foreign Armies Leave Syria
Juan Cole | commondreams.org | 2019-10-13
A CNN exclusive by Barbara Starr and Ryan Browne reveals that Gen. Mazloum Kobani Abdi told the U.S., "I need to know if you are capable of protecting my people, of stopping these bombs falling on us or not. I need to know, because if you're not, I need to make a deal with Russia and the regime now and invite their planes to protect this region."
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/13/kurds-consider-asking-russian-no-fly-zone-moscow-demands-foreign-armies-leave-syria?cd-origin=rss

Are You Ready to Die? The US Military/ Security Complex Wants Tensions to Increase
Dr. Paul Craig Roberts | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
The Zionist Neoconservatives who run US foreign policy are now herding the US out of the remaining arms limitations agreements. It appears that Washington intends to withdraw from the Open Skies agreement with Russia. See this. | The Open Skies …
globalresearch.ca/are-you-ready-die/5691773

750 Suspected IS Group Members Fled Camp Due to Turkish Strikes
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-13
Around 750 people with suspected links to the Islamic State Group have reportedly fled a displacement camp in north-east Syria as a result of Turkish strikes against Kurdish forces. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The news came after the United States asked all of its 1,000 troops to withdraw "as safely and quick…
telesurenglish.net/news/750-Suspected-IS-Group-Members-Fled-Camp-Due-to-Turkish-Strikes-20191013-0003.html

Remember the media outrage when Turkey was found guilty of war crimes? No, neither do we
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-13
NATO member Turkey invaded northern Syria on 9 October, attacking largely-Kurdish fighters who led the way in defeating Daesh (Isis/Isil). There are now allegations that "Turkish-backed terrorist groups are committing war crimes" in the region. And that wouldn't come as a surprise. Because although there was little…
thecanary.co/uk/2019/10/13/remember-the-media-outrage-when-turkey-was-found-guilty-of-war-crimes-no-neither-do-we/

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion
Jason Ditz | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-13
The Syrian Army has begun deploying further north to potentially confront the Turkish invasion.

As Turkey Advances, Syrian Army Moves to Confront Invasion

Erdogan War Crimes, SDF Atrocities, No Reconciliation
Miri Wood | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-13
Erdogan has accelerated his war crimes against Syria, in Day 2 of Turkey's new military aggression. His regime thug troops again bombed the electrical cables of the Alouk Water Station in Ras al-Ain, bombed on Day 1, and immediately repaired …
globalresearch.ca/erdogan-war-crimes-sdf-atrocities-no-reconciliation/5691797

Crocodile tears? Hillary Clinton tweets that 'sickening horror' in Syria is 'one man's fault' and gets reminded of her deeds
rt.com | 2019-10-13
Hillary Clinton has retweeted a post by an NBC correspondent about 'atrocities' unleashed by Turkey's incursion in Syria, hinting that it's all President Donald Trump's fault. Twitter sent her down Memory Lane. | "This sickening horror is one man's fault," she tweeted on Saturday night, commenting on a tweet by NBC's Richard Engel, who said US military officials are concerned that the Turkish offensive "opens the door to BOTH ethnic cleansing of Kurds and return of ISIS/Al-Qaeda." | This sickening horror is one man's fault. t.co/iMe5cCPkDm– Hillary Clinton (@…
rt.com/usa/470814-clinton-blames-trump-syria/

U.S. Begins Possible Full Withdrawal From Northern Syria
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-13
WASHINGTON–The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey's invasion could fuel a broader war. | Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that President Donald Trump had directed U.S. troops in northern Syria to begin pulling out "as safely and quickly as possible." He did not say Trump ordered troops to leave Syria, but that seemed like the next step in a combat zone growing more unstable by the hour. | Esper, interviewed on two TV news shows, s…
truthdig.com/articles/u-s-begins-possible-full-withdrawal-from-northern-syria/

The Ukraine Shakedown Is Important, But Not Sufficient to Let People Realize All the Other Things Trump Is Doing
Ralph Nader | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
It is time for the House of Representatives to announce comprehensive articles of impeachment against the chronic outlaw and violator of the public trust—President Donald J. Trump who won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote.
commondreams.org/views/2019/10/12/ukraine-shakedown-important-not-sufficient-let-people-realize-all-other-things?cd-origin=rss

As countries pull arms sales to Turkey, the UK government is still complicit in death
Fréa Lockley | thecanary.co | 2019-10-12
On 9 October, Recep Tayyip Erdoƒüan launched a violent invasion of largely-Kurdish areas in northern Syria (aka Rojava). Now, several European countries have stepped up and sto…
thecanary.co/trending/2019/10/12/as-countries-pull-arms-sales-to-turkey-the-uk-government-is-still-complicit-in-death/

Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them
John Nichols | thenation.com | 2019-10-12
Here's an Idea: Don't Pay Them…
thenation.com/article/trump-ukraine-pompeo/

Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/hall-o12.html

Dortmund, Germany withdraws prestigious award from the author Kamila Shamsie over support for BDS
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The withdrawal of the prize is yet another case of censorship by the German state and local authorities, which claim to oppose anti-Semitism but in fact suppress and criminalise any criticism of the Israeli government's right-wing policies.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/nell-o12.html

Henry A. Giroux on Neoliberal Ideology and the Road to Fascism
Staff | truthout.org | 2019-10-12
| How has neoliberalism paved the way for the rise of far right ideologies and populists around the world? As demonstrated in the elections of, and policies enacted by, such leaders as Donald Trump in the United States, Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil and Viktor Orbán in Hungary, a "neoliberal fascism" is emerging globally. As Henry elaborates in his book The Terror…
truthout.org/audio/henry-a-giroux-on-neoliberal-ideology-and-the-road-to-fascism/

Turkish Military Advances into Syrian Border City
telesurenglish.net | 2019-10-12
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels advanced into Ras al Ain in northeast Syria on Saturday but it was unclear how far, with Turkey saying the town center had been taken and Kurdish-led forces denying this and saying they were counter-attacking. | RELATED: | Turkey Advances in Northeast Syria Despite US, EU Criticism | The battle for Ras al Ain raged as Turkey pursued a four-day-old, cross-border offensive against a Syrian Kurdish militia despite an outcry from the United States and Europ…
telesurenglish.net/news/Turkish-Military-Advances-into-Syrian-Border-City-20191012-0003.html

AP Fact Check: Trump's Shoddy Information on Syria, Impeachment, More
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-12
The Associated Press refutes a number of the president's latest statements on the U.S. economy, Syria and Turkey, ISIS and…
truthdig.com/articles/ap-fact-check-trumps-shoddy-information-on-syria-impeachment-more/

New Anti-capitalist Party demands military escalation against Turkey in Syria
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
The Pabloite NPA bitterly opposes a struggle to unify the working class internationally in a movement against imperialist war and the Middle Eastern bourgeoisie.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/npat-o12.html

Inspiring student in France creates environmental app to motivate others to make a difference daily
Jordan Simmons | nationofchange.org | 2019-10-12
"At the end of the day I know that I've done something good on this day for the planet."
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European Union continues talks with Johnson government over possible Brexit deal
wsws.org | 2019-10-12
Labour MPs are reported to be "blitzing" party leader Jeremy Corbyn with demands that he support a fresh Brexit referendum being held before a general election.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/12/brex-o12.html

'Terrifying and Totally Predictable': Pentagon Confirms US Forces in Syria Came Under Turkish Artillery Fire
Jessica Corbett, staff writer | commondreams.org | 2019-10-12
As tens of thousands of civilians flee northeast Syria amid Turkey's ongoing offensive targeting Kurdish forces in the region—an operation enabled by U.S. President Donald Trump—the Pentagon confirmed late Friday that "U.S. troops in the vicinity of Kobani came under artillery fire from Turkish positions." | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/syria_us_forces.png
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If you take away freedom, all four seasons and I will die
Vijay Prashad | mronline.org | 2019-10-11
Turkey has invaded Syria. In particular, Turkey has crossed the border to destroy the largely Syrian Kurdish province of Rojava, south of the Turkey-Syria border and east of the Euphrates River. The green light for this invasion came from Washington, DC, when U.S. President Donald Trump told Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the U.S. […] | Source…
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The Empire Is Running Out of War Stories. Or is it? Will American Exceptionalism Rise Again?
Richard Moser | counterpunch.org | 2019-10-11
American Exceptionalism remains one of the innermost ideas shaping our national identity and still lies behind all of the war stories used to justify US foreign policy. Exceptionalism has been a part of American culture since the very first European settlers landed. At its core, exceptionalism places America outside of normal history into a category…
counterpunch.org/2019/10/11/the-empire-is-running-out-of-war-stories-or-is-it-will-american-exceptionalism-rise-again/

In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone
Joan Walsh | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
In the Ukraine Scandal, Trump Won't Be Taking the Fall Alone…
thenation.com/article/trump-ukraine-pence-pompeo-mulvaney/

Right-wing extremist network behind fascist synagogue attack in Germany
wsws.org | 2019-10-11
The reality is that the "ideological inciters" of the right-wing terrorist attack in Halle hold top positions within the state and security apparatus, the intelligence agencies, the military and the federal government.
www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/10/11/hall-o12.html

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the Weaponization of The Olympic Games, against Russia
Andrew Korybko | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
Most of the world remembers the controversy in recent years about Russian athletes allegedly failing to comply with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) policies, but that scandal still continues to this day after the international organization recently threatened that country's …
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Trump nominates John Sullivan as US ambassador to Russia
rt.com | 2019-10-11
US President Donald Trump has nominated Deputy Secretary of State John Joseph Sullivan as the new ambassador to Russia. If confirmed by the Senate, he will fill the spot vacated by the departure of Jon Huntsman. | Sullivan, 59, has served as deputy secretary since May 2017. He was acting secretary of state in March and April 2018, following the resignation of Rex Tillerson and the confirmation of current Secretary Mike Pompeo. | Most of his previous government experience has been in law, rather than diplomacy. Early on in his career, Sullivan clerked for a Fifth Circuit appeals judge and Supreme Court Justice…
rt.com/usa/470725-sullivan-ambassador-russia-nomination/

The Psychotic Logic of the New US-Russia Arms Race: One Step Closer to Nuclear Confrontation
Padraig McGrath | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
On October 7th, Russian ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said that Russia and the US needed to come to grips with the issue of short-range and intermediate-range missile deployment. | "In case the United States deploy these types of | …
globalresearch.ca/the-psychotic-logic-of-the-new-us-russia-arms-race-one-step-closer-to-nuclear-confrontation/5691542

Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance
Sasha Abramsky | thenation.com | 2019-10-11
Our Maniac in the White House: Tales of Woe and Resistance…
thenation.com/article/trump-california-turkey-syria/

Friday's Daily Brief: Day of the Girl Child, mayors lead on climate emergency, Turkey Syria offensive, new statelessness pledges, extremism in social media
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Our top stories for Friday: Day of the Girl Child celebrated around the world; city mayors lead on climate fight; humanitarian alarm rising over Turkey's Syria offensive; history's made as countries step forward to tackle global statelessness; Burkina Faso violence forces 500,000 from their homes; 'white extremist' use of social media in attacks must be curbed.
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TKP statement: Hands off Syria!
Central Committee, The Communist Party of Turkey | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
AKP is committing a great crime for the last eight years. AKP disregards the sovereignty of another country.
liberationnews.org/tkp-statement-hands-off-syria/

Corbyn says sanctions on Turkey could be needed if 'appalling' attacks on Kurdish areas of Syria continue
Ed Sykes | thecanary.co | 2019-10-11
The British government has faced criticism for failing to act over Turkey's invasion of northern Syria. The UK's NATO ally is attacking largely-Kurdis…
thecanary.co/global/world-news/2019/10/11/corbyn-says-sanctions-on-turkey-could-be-needed-if-appalling-attacks-on-kurdish-areas-of-syria-continue/

U.S. and Turkey out of Syria — No to the NATO invasion!
Party for Socialism and Liberation | liberationnews.org | 2019-10-11
Down with the Turkish invasion! U.S. and Turkey out of Syria and the Middle East!
liberationnews.org/u-s-and-turkey-out-of-syria-no-to-the-nato-invasion/

Video: Syrian Forces Deployed against Turkish Invasion, US backed SDF Forces Seek Cooperation with Damascus Against Turkey
South Front | globalresearch.ca | 2019-10-11
The withdrawal of US troops from the Turkish border has caused a kind of panic among the leadership of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consist of Kurdish militias. | On October 7, the group already speculated that the Syrian …
globalresearch.ca/video-syrian-forces-deployed-against-turkish-invasion-us-backed-sdf-forces-seek-cooperation-with-damascus-against-turkey/5691545

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey
Tyler Durden | theantimedia.com | 2019-10-11
"A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria."

US Special Forces in Syria 'Mistakenly' Bombed by Turkey

Turkey's Syria offensive could spark another catastrophe, warn humanitarians
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-11
Airstrikes and a ground offensive by Turkey in northern Syria against Kurdish forces have left civilians dead and forced tens of thousands to flee, UN agencies said on Friday, amid fears of another "humanitarian catastrophe" in the war-torn country.
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Britain's Pro-Brexit Press: When in Doubt, Blame the Irish
Ari Paul | fair.org | 2019-10-11
by Ari Paul The Daily Express ( 10/4/19) defies the reality that Brexit has a great deal to do with Ireland. | The deadline for Britain to come up with a deal under which it would exit from the European Union is less than a month away. With no agreement in sight between Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, a hardline Brexiteer, and his EU counterparts, the country has been jittery, to say the least. Political rebellions in Parliament and blows against Johnson in the courts have had people guessing: Will…
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Turkey invades Rojava, solidarity urgently needed
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Turkey's war on Rojava Peter BoyleIssue 1240 Rojava Anti-war ecosocialism FeminismOctober 11, 2019On October 9, after many months of mil…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-invades-rojava-solidarity-urgently-needed

Turkey launches genocidal invasion of Rojava
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
Rojava Solidarity Tony IltisIssue 1240 Syria Turkey's war on KurdistanOctober 11, 2019The horrific violence that has been devastating Syria for the past eight years is intensifying. | On October 9, NATO's second largest army, that of Turkey, launched a full-…
greenleft.org.au/content/turkey-launches-genocidal-invasion-rojava

Portuguese elections: right trounced by more variegated left
susan_p | greenleft.org.au | 2019-10-11
elections Dick NicholsIssue 1240 Portugal 2019 Portuguese electionsOctober 11, 2019The results of the October 6 elections for the 230-seat Portuguese parliament delivered four main outcomes: a historic thrashing of the traditional parties of the right; a strong…
greenleft.org.au/content/portuguese-elections-right-trounced-more-variegated-left

Pentagon: U.S. Not Abandoning Kurds in Face of Turkish Attack
Staff | truthdig.com | 2019-10-11
WASHINGTON — Top Pentagon officials on Friday denied the U.S. is abandoning its Syrian Kurdish allies in the face of a Turkish military offensive, although the future of a counterterrorism partnership with the Kurds was in grave doubt. | "We have not abandoned the Kurds. Let me be clear about that," Defense Secretary Mark Esper told reporters. "We have not abandoned them. Nobody green-lighted this operation by Turkey — just the opposite. We pushed back very hard at all levels for the Turks not to commence this operation." | Esper's remarks appeared aimed at strengthening the Trump administration's arg…
truthdig.com/articles/pentagon-u-s-not-abandoning-kurds-in-face-of-turkish-attack/

The Actual Laws Trump Has Broken, Just With the Ukraine and China Affairs, Could Land Him 10 Years in Prison
Ryan Grim | theintercept.com | 2019-10-10
Take 18 U.S. Code ß 872: "Extortion by officers or employees of the United States." Or 18 U.S. Code ß 610: "Coercion of political activity."
theintercept.com/2019/10/10/trump-crimes-law/

Congratulations, Nobel Committee, You Just Gave the Literature Prize to a Genocide Apologist
Peter Maass | theintercept.com | 2019-10-10
Austrian author Peter Handke sits in the garden at his house in Chaville, France, on Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature. | Photo: Francois More/AP | Stockholm is more than 1,500 miles from Sarajevo, and the war in Bosnia was halted in 1995, so there's a lot of time and distance between the Swedes who just chose the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature and the nasty war that happened in the heart of the Balkans a generation ago. But that's no excuse for the decision to give this year's prize to Peter Handke, who denies that a well-documented genocide was committed by Serbs…
theintercept.com/2019/10/10/congratulations-nobel-committee-you-just-gave-the-literature-prize-to-a-genocide-apologist/

Civilians 'must not be a target', urges UNHCR, following military escalation in northern Syria
United Nations | un.org | 2019-10-10
The scale-up in military operations in north-east Syria has forced tens of thousands of civilians to seek safety, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, one day after Turkey launched airstrikes and a ground offensive across the border.
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