Syria again

May 2024 Forums General discussion Syria again

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  • #177236
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Is this about to be the next phase of the war – against Iranian troops invited into Syria

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46941717

     

    #177274
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Iran  has  women battalions

    #177291
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Do they have to wear a hijab and be accompanied by a male relative? Does seem very efficient as a fighting force to me.

    #178597
    Anonymous
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    #179951
    ALB
    Keymaster

    The photo in the link answers one of my questions. But unless they are wearing ceremonial uniform what they are wearing would be a hindrance in combat conditions. But it could still be worn for police duties arresting other women  for not wearing the hijab that’s illegal in Iran.

    #181885
    alanjjohnstone
    Keymaster

    Why is it that dictators are drawn to such female regiments?

    I have seen the North Korean female military parades and I recall Gaddafi had an all-female bodyguard or palace guard.

    I also heard from an ex-SLL/WRP member when he was at one of their “White House” conventions he saw Gerry Healey in the company of a strikingly attractive young woman and when he asked who she was, he was informed she was his driver, not the burly bodyguard he would have expected him to have.

    #182683
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    “I also heard from an ex-SLL/WRP member when he was at one of their “White House” conventions he saw Gerry Healey in the company of a strikingly attractive young woman and when he asked who she was, he was informed she was his driver, not the burly bodyguard he would have expected him to have.”

    She probably became one of the Healy’s victims.

    The break-up of the WRP – from the horse’s mouth

    #183178
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Seemingly accurate article (unusual for Fox News, I know) on why some Westerners have gone to Syria to fight with the Kurdish nationalists:

    https://www.foxnews.com/world/americans-still-flocking-to-take-up-arms-with-kurdish-fighters-in-syria-and-spread-the-anarchist-ideology

     

    #183186
    ALB
    Keymaster

    If the Kurdish Nationalists are “anarchists”, the Syrian Arab Nationalists are “socialists”:

    http://www.aymennjawad.org/2019/02/the-arab-socialist-movement-interview

    Whatever next.

    #190954
    PartisanZ
    Participant

    It looks as if the USA has ceded control again and ditched its ally.

    The BBC has degraded it to a FAQ

     

    #190959
    ALB
    Keymaster

    Yes, one moment you are living in relatively peaceful conditions leading an ordinary life. Next moment a state sends in its trained killers to ethnically cleanse you. It seems that the Kurdish nationalists overplayed their hand by trying to establish a mini-state which included a large Arab minority, always potentially a fifth column just as the Kurdish minority in Turkey are. The idea of the “nation” state encourages ethnic cleansing and they all do, or did, it.

    Interesting background article here on the “Kurdish Question”. Not that developing an effective Kurdish nationalism is the thing that can save them — the emergence of yet another “effective” nationalism would just make things worse for everybody in the area, with more ethnic cleansing and discrimination against minorities who find themselves in the “wrong” state.

    https://geopoliticalfutures.com/the-only-thing-that-can-save-the-kurds/

    #190962
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Pre-election campaign like anything else that trump is doing at the present time

    The same troops are going to be sent to Saudi Arabia

    #191139
    ALB
    Keymaster

    This conviction on retrial, after the US-led Coalition has dumped the Kurdish militia to please NATO ally Turkey, can’t be a coincidence following his non-conviction at a previous trial when the militia were the Coalition’s allies:

    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/formby-dad-syria-guilty-terrorism-17142772

    Hypocrisy and realpolitik know no bounds.

    #191142
    ALB
    Keymaster
    #191147
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    https://countercurrents.org/2019/10/u-s-plans-to-send-tanks-to-syria-oil-fields. US troops are not leaving Siria, they are sending tanks to ‘protect’ the oil fields. They are the world babysitter, wherever they place their boots they never leave

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