Few in Congress seem to understand that most of the official statements coming from the White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and the intelligence community reflect a distorted, one-sided view of the conflict that ignores the facts, international law and common sense.
After launching a surprise invasion of northern Syria earlier this week, top Turkish officials are making it clear that the military operation there is open-ended, with a growing number of military goals being set out for the operation, which started as a way to help the rebels capture Jarabulus from ISIS.
The former ambassador to the United States said “if the need” for US ground troops arises in the effort to depose al-Assad he “hopes the president will change his mind.”
Asked if Saudi Arabia would send ground troops, al-Faisal said no way.
10 hours of talks between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ended today with no deal in place, saying they made only incremental progress on a deal for cooperation in their respective wars in Syria, and no deal is imminent.
The invasion of Syria that so many people have been warning about is now happening. This invasion was conducted under the code name “Euphrates Shield”, and it was supported by airstrikes from A-10s and F-16s that are part of the U.S.-led coalition that has been conducting airstrikes against ISIS targets in the region.
The mainstream media in the United States has been very quiet about this escalation of the conflict in Syria, but things are much different in the rest of the world.
There’s no safe place left in Aleppo, where heavy fighting between the Syrian army and rebels is shifting from neighborhood to neighborhood. RT’s Lizzie Phelan went to Aleppo’s most active frontline to talk to residents that still remain.
Commander of the US operation in Iraq and Syria, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said that he is very skeptical about the possibility of cooperation with
The Turkish-led forces are expanding operations in the area of Jarablus and the whole northern Syria under pretext of combating ISIS. The Turkish-led forces engaged