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“The Abortive Sykes-Picot Replay – US-Turkish Failing Effort to Balkanize Syria – October, 2019 – A Month of Breathtaking Developments” with Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince. KGNU 1390 AM, 88.5 FM – Hemispheres, Middle East Dialogues. October 29, 2019. 6 pm Mountain Time.

October 27, 2019

Section of “Area A” returning to Syrian national authority in stripes. “Area C” was previously liberated from ISIS et al control, “Area B” is Syria’s oil rich region to where the US forces were redeployed.

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“America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests”

Henry Kissinger

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The Abortive Sykes-Picot Replay – US-Turkish Failing Effort to Balkanize Syria – October, 2019 – A Month of Breathtaking Developments” with Ibrahim Kazerooni and Rob Prince. KGNU 1390 AM, 88.5 FM – Hemispheres, Middle East Dialogues. October 29, 2019. 6 pm Mountain Time.

Point 5 of the “Memorandum of Understanding” agreed to between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at Sochi, Russia, on October 22, 2019 – a mere week ago.

“Starting 12.00 noon of October 23, 2019, Russian military police and Syrian border guards will enter the Syrian side of the Turkish-Syrian border, outside the area of Operation Peace Spring, to facilitate the removal of YPG elements and their weapons to the depth of 30km (19 miles) from the Turkish-Syrian border, which should be finalized in 150 hours. At that moment, joint Russian-Turkish patrols will start in the west and the east of the area of Operation Peace Spring with a depth of 10km (six miles), except Qamishli city.”

Startling turn of events as the Syrian government, with Russian cooperation, extends its control over northeast Syria. US continued machinations to balkanize Syria (NATO operations near Syrian border, US control of Syrian oil regions near Iraqi border) are unsustainable not only “in the long run” but in the short run as well.

What’s it all about? Tune in and find out.

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