Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by Wharf Rat, Apr 9, 2017.
Which group is this?
Raqqa battle: 'Staggering' civilian toll in strikes on IS - BBC News
One of the divisions of the FSA. It looks like it was probably in response to the skirmishes with HTS the past week. I'm desperately curious what the implications of this conflict with Qatar are going to have on funding for the rebels in general.
Anyone who would call 600 "staggering" has not been following this conflict. RoE haven't changed, though I've heard France has been carrying out more strikes recently. More resources = more strikes able to be called = more dead civilians. Also stop letting people who don't know what war is like report on shit. If a spotter says there's an active target like an SVBIED and 10 civilians die in the strike instead of 60 soldiers...like, yea...war is hell. UN countries have lost the right to ever make claims about ethical actions in the region. And they still take that same line that was used against the YPG and YPJ..."you're forcing civilians out of their homes". Like, yea no shit...we're about to have a military skirmish; you wanna keep the people in the buildings that are about to get perforated by bullets and shrapnel? And also you know who else is in those buildings? fucking daesh. Western news outlets perfectly display just how garbage the countries they rep are.
So yea 1) I've officially had enough of tankies on social media. you see that thing about Kurdish genocide? 2) Macron is saying France isn't opposing Assad's rule anymore. We'll see how that pans out once daesh is done considering they've been ramping up their coalition air strikes.
of course they are....fucking...*sigh*...mood:
Other than wondering what 'eventually' means, seems a very good thing
Yep. Will hopefully keep Turkey the fuck away. Also he clarified "state security forces"* rather than the army.
Perspective | The battle for Aleppo is over. I returned to my hometown to see what’s left.
If you're curious what has been going down in Idlib. This is from May, but not a whole lot has changed.
Flag of the Syrian Revolution flying over Jerusalem in today's protest
Saraqeb, we love you.
"Tomorrow Will Be Better"
There is no fucking democratic revolution in Syria.
full. goddamn. stop.
ffs change the record.
There always has been. Speak to the people who have been there.
Dated July 23rd
Jihadist group cements control of Syria's Idlib province: rebels
What's the take on the end of the CIA rebel support?
Kind of a non-event, TBH. Their program has been effectively dead for a short while now. The pentagon is still active, and Trump has signed onto orders continuing our air support for primarily Kurdish movements to put on a tough face of fighting ISIS.
For a more comprehensive assessment of the US's role, this is one of the best pieces I've come cross. Warning, it's a read.
US vs Free Syrian Army vs Jabhat al-Nusra (and ISIS): History of a hidden three-way conflict
Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria - CNN
@Wharf Rat hey it's been a while in this thread, thoughts on this and anything else?