GOP Operative Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers, Implied a Connection to Flynn

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    U.S. wants Western allies to police Syria buffer zone – WSJ
    Jan 31 2019

    https://ahvalnews.com/us-syria/us-wants-western-allies-police-syria-buffer-zone-wsj

    The United States has asked its Western allies to create and possibly enforce a buffer zone in northern Syria, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified U.S. officials.

    The countries approached have yet to agree, potentially slowing a planned U.S. withdrawal announced by President Donald Trump, the newspaper said.

    The blueprint is designed to avert a resurgence of Islamic State (ISIS) in the region and possible clashes between NATO ally Turkey and Kurdish forces that are helping the United States defeat the extreme Islamist group, the Journal said.

    A European diplomat confirmed to the newspaper that U.S. officials are in talks with their European counterparts about the buffer zone, but there had been no official response because the negotiations were ongoing.

    Ilham Ahmed, a senior Kurdish official who represents the political wing of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said ISIS still presents a danger and has set up sleeper cells in the region.

    The buffer zone would encapsulate a 20-mile deep pocket along the Turkish border inside Syria, which would stretch from the River Euphrates to the border with Iraq, U.S. officials said, according to the newspaper.

    The United States would offer support via intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance using drones and other equipment, along with rapid reaction forces if needed. It could also provide logistical support including evacuating casualties, the Wall Street Journal said, citing the plan.

    General Joe Dunford, head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, returned from Brussels, Belgium last week where he met senior European leaders. Dunford has also been involved in persuading them that the plan will work, the newspaper reported.

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-as...orm-buffer-zone-in-northern-syria-11548884000
     
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    In rebuke to Trump, Mitch McConnell unveils proposal urging troops stay in Syria, Afghanistan
    January 29, 2019

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/29/politics/mitch-mcconnell-us-troops-syria-afghanistan/index.html

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing an amendment to a Middle East policy bill that would acknowledge "al Qaeda, ISIS and their affiliates in Syria and Afghanistan continue to pose a serious threat to us here at home," a move seen as a sharp rebuke to President Donald Trump's push to withdraw US troops from Syria.

    "It would recognize the dangers of a precipitous withdrawal from either conflict and highlight the need for diplomatic engagement and political solutions to the underlying conflicts in Syria and Afghanistan," McConnell said Tuesday from the Senate floor, announcing the amendment to the bill, which is currently being debated.

    Exact timing for the final vote on the bill, which at this point enjoys bipartisan support, has not yet been determined.
    McConnell added that, "while it is tempting to retreat to the comfort and security of our own shores, there is still a great deal of work to be done.....we're not the world's policemen, but we are the leaders of the free world."

    Trump ordered a rapid withdrawal of troops from Syria on December 19, a move that was widely criticized by lawmakers from both parties.

    Since that initial announcement, Trump earlier this month extended his original 30-day timeline to withdraw the troops to four months and told reporters, "I never said we're doing it quickly, but we're decimating ISIS." National security adviser John Bolton said earlier this month that the US will pull out of Syria only with assurances Turkey will not attack Kurdish allies there.

    Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the US-led coalition, said in a statement January 11 that the coalition "has begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria," but did not provide additional details.

    The Senate voted overwhelmingly 74 to 19 Monday to advance to open debate on a Middle East policy bill that includes fresh sanctions on Syria. The Strengthening America's Security in the Middle East Act wraps together five bills into one package. It includes new sanctions against Syria's central bank and individuals providing support for the Syrian government. It boosts military support for Israel and Jordan, two US allies that are Syria's neighbors. And makes it easier for states and localities to approve laws to combat the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

    Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told members of the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier Tuesday that ISIS "has returned to its guerrilla warfare roots while continuing to plot attacks and direct its supporters worldwide."
    But he also clearly stated that the group maintains a presence in Iraq and Syria.

    "ISIS is intent on resurging and still commands thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria," he said.
    Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan told reporters at that same hearing that ISIS has lost "99.5% plus" of the territory it once held in Syria and Iraq, adding "within a couple of weeks it will be 100%."

    "ISIS is no longer able to govern in Syria, ISIS no longer has freedom to mass forces, Syria is no longer a safe haven," Shanahan said.
    Shanahan made the remarks as the US intelligence community released their Worldwide Threat Assessment that found "ISIS very likely will continue to pursue external attacks from Iraq and Syria against regional and Western adversaries, including the United States."

     
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    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) Introduces Amendment to Protect Syrian Kurds
    Jan 28 2019

    https://www.kennedy.senate.gov/public/press-releases?ID=22B90876-BBDB-4BF8-A79A-4F68F1D342B1

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the Authorization for Use of Force to Defend the Kurds in Syria Resolution today as an amendment to the Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act, S. 1. Sen. Kennedy’s amendment will allow the President to authorize the use of armed forces to defend the Kurds in Syria. The Syrian Kurds are potentially vulnerable to an attack by Syrian government forces, rebel forces and other external threats.

    “There must always be a moral component to America’s foreign policy, and it’s our moral responsibility to be loyal to our allies,” said Sen. Kennedy. “The Syrian Kurds were indispensable in our fight against ISIS in Syria, and we shouldn’t leave them high and dry. This amendment will ensure the protection of our Kurdish allies and demonstrate our appreciation for their help in the war against ISIS.”

    The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is a coalition made up of mostly Kurdish militias that has led the fight against ISIS in Syria. These Syrian Kurdish fighters are largely responsible for retaking more than 95% of ISIS’ claimed territory in Iraq and Syria and forcing ISIS to withdraw from its last major urban stronghold in the region.

    In 2014, ISIS controlled more than 34,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria, but today American officials estimate that ISIS retains only 1% of its originally controlled territory.

    According to the U.S. Department of Defense, as of September 2018, 36 high value targets in Syria have been killed and more than 700 foreign terrorist fighters are in SDF custody. The Kurdish-led SDF helped reduce the number of ISIS fighters in Syria from approximately 100,000 in 2014 to less than 5,000 today.

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the following about our Kurdish Syrian allies: “We’ve worked closely with the Syrian Kurds now for my entire time in service in this administration. They have been great partners. We are now driving to make sure that they have a seat at the table. The political process … the reason it hasn’t made progress is because we’ve demanded that every element in Syria gets an opportunity to be part of that future government, and in the absence of that and in the absence of their representation, we won’t participate in what will be a big check that someone’s going to have to write to fix the situation in Syria, and the Syrian Kurds will surely be part of that.”

    President Donald Trump commented that the Kurds are “great people” and “good fighters.” President Trump went on to say, “They fought with us. They died with us. They died. We lost tens of thousands of Kurds, died, fighting ISIS. They died for us, and with us. And for themselves. They died, but they are great people. And we don’t forget.”
     
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    EU implements new Iran trade mechanism
    • Germany, France and Britain have officially set up a European mechanism to facilitate non-dollar trade with Iran.
    • The Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges will allow trade between the EU and Iran without relying on direct financial transactions.
    • Instex will focus on humanitarian trade.
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/31/eu-implements-new-iran-trade-mechanism.html

    France, Germany and Britain have officially put in place a European system to help facilitate trade with Iran.

    The move will allow the European Union to circumvent U.S. sanctions in an effort to continue humanitarian trade with Iran and work to uphold what is left of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal. U.S. sanctions went into place in November halting a significant portion of trade between Iran and its European partners.

    Federica Mogherini, the EU's chief diplomat and the new mechanism's main advocate, said Thursday in Bucharest, Romania, at a meeting of the bloc that the EU is "fully behind the full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal."

    The new measure, called the Instrument in Support of Trade Exchanges will allow trade between the EU and Iran without relying on direct financial transactions.

    Instex has been registered in France and will be run by German banker and former Commerzbank manager Per Fischer. The new special purpose vehicle will have a supervisory board consisting of diplomats from all three countries: Miguel Berger of Germany, Maurice Gourdault-Montagne of France and Simon McDonald of Britain.

    According to Ellie Geranmayeh, senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, a "key component of the new SPV is sovereign participation of the shareholders and senior officials involved with management." She also added that France, Germany and Britain "sharing risk exposure" could help reduce the likelihood of further U.S. sanctions, pointing out that Instex has sovereign backing and therefore may not be liable to U.S. pressure like private counterparts.

    The new trading system is coming at a critical time for Iran. The country's economy has taken a hit since President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the landmark nuclear agreement. Disruption of imported medicine and food has hit the country hard along with high unemployment.

    The growing discontent around the country and the U.S. termination of deal has given hard-liners a platform to oppose President Hassan Rouhani's reformist policies. Warnings from Iranian officials to the EU had grown in the weeks leading up to the official announcement of the special purpose vehicle. The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, Ali Akbar Salehi, most recently warned that a solution needs to be reached, "before it is too late."

    Despite the good news for the maintenance of the nuclear deal, Geranmayeh says this isn't a solution to Iran's economic problems, just one part in an effort to, "contain the damage and prevent the free fall of the economy."

    Instex will still take months to implement and then European companies have to be willing to use the system, so the benefits to Iran could take some time.

    The reaction from the Iranian government has thus far been muted. The country's deputy foreign minister, Abbas Araghchi, told Iran's Fars news Thursday that "we consider this the first step in a series of commitments that the Europeans committed to Iran in May 2018." Iran's foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, also tweeted out his support for Instex.

    The U.S. has yet to formally respond to the measure. When asked for comment, a State Department spokesperson told CNBC: "We are closely following reports about the SPV to gain additional details about the mechanism. As the President has made clear, entities that continue to engage in sanctionable activity involving Iran risk severe consequences that could include losing access to the U.S. financial system and the ability to do business with the United States or U.S. companies. We do not expect the SPV will in any way impact our maximum economic pressure campaign."

    In December, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed the possibility of the special purpose vehicle when he said, "There are humanitarian exemptions in the sanctions that have been put in place for foodstuffs and medicine. If the activity that is undertaken is consistent with that, we obviously won't emplace sanctions."

    Brian Hook, the U.S. special representative for Iran, has in the past said that the SPV is no cause for concern due to lack of demand. But Geranmayeh points out that should the vehicle continue to grow, possibly including energy trade, this could change. As of now the SPV will focus on humanitarian trade with companies with little to no exposure to the U.S.

    Although the final details of the new SPV were agreed upon earlier this week in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the three countries, known as the E3, meeting in Bucharest formally announced the measure, establishing their commitment to upholding the economic provisions of the JCPOA late Thursday.

    The three ministers released a statement saying: "INSTEX will support legitimate European trade with Iran, focusing initially on the sectors most essential to the Iranian population – such as pharmaceutical, medical devices and agri-food goods. INSTEX aims in the long term to be open to economic operators from third countries who wish to trade with Iran and the E3 continue to explore how to achieve this objective."

    Details on a exact timeline have not been announced yet.
     
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  6. Red

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    Big Czer who do you want as the next president?
     
  7. Czer

    Czer I'm a poor person. The lambo is my cousin's.

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    I'm completely checked out of the US

    Looking at property in China

    good luck
     
  8. Czer

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    I don't have a single social media account. I can't even relate to this society lol

    I don't even have a reddit account.

    All the ones I do have are bots or to transmit information to certain places (documentation to the east).

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  9. Czer

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    don't worry, I know everyone here who supports trump, republicans, or zionists
     
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  11. Kilinitic

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    I get my news on snapchat
     
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    So 0% of people get their news from something other than social media? Seems legit
     
  13. Kilinitic

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    103% get it from social media


    Snapchat is best tho
     
  14. Czer

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    are you saying the US isn't that retarded because i have news for you, and it comes from twitter
     
  15. Czer

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    russian bots are pushing this and im on board

    eye hole cereal zionist lovers

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  17. Czer

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    Anyone who doesn't agree with Neocons/Zionists is Russian

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    You have all these bitter small communities that were driven out of their former countries for being weak, they use the US to start conflicts to get back their believed righteous place in their society.

    Now those countries want to come here and kill them all.

    And they will
     
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