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From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/19 11:48 AM 
To: scoobydoo19  (25 of 53) 
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Well dang the graphic didn't show . . .


  • Edited October 15, 2019 11:50 am  by  8645 (RedBV)

From: BlueManDude10/15/19 12:12 PM 
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The so called troops are Putin's private mercs, the Wagner group... seen here occupying the US base...

Russia patrolling between Turkish and Syrian forces after U.S. troops withdraw

Russian and Syrian national flags flutter on military vehicles near Manbij, Syria Oct. 15, 2019. (Omar Sanadiki/Reuters)

By Kareem Fahim, Sarah Dadouch and Erin Cunningham

Oct. 15, 2019 at 7:31 a.m. EDT

ISTANBUL — Russia announced on Tuesday that its units were patrolling between the Turkish and Syrian militaries near the northern Syrian town of Manbij, in a sign that Moscow, a key ally of the Syrian government, was moving to fill a security vacuum after U.S. troops were withdrawn from the area.

A Russian Defense Ministry statement said that military police in northwestern Manbij were patrolling “along the line of contact between the Syrian Arab Republic and Turkey.” The statement said the Russian military was also “interacting” with Turkey’s government.

A U.S. official said late Monday that U.S. troops had withdrawn from Manbij. Early Tuesday, Syrian state television reported that government troops had entered the town, airing video footage of what it said were residents celebrating the arrival of Syrian forces in the center of Manbij.

Syrian troops loyal to Assad enter town near border with Turkey
Syrian Arab News Agency, a state media outlet, shared video Oct. 14 showing Syrian troops entering the border town of Tal Tamr after a deal was reached. (SANA)
The developments come a day after the Syrian Kurds announced that they had struck an agreement with the government of President Bashar al-Assad aimed at blunting a nearly week-long Turkish government offensive into Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria.



From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/19 1:40 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (27 of 53) 
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No doubt . . .

All in all, assad is a puppet of russia . . . and russia has full intentions to control Syria and no doubt is after the oil fields associated with Kurdish areas . . .


From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/19 1:46 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (28 of 53) 
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A video shows the inside of a US military camp overtaken by Russian mercenaries working with Syrian forces, shortly after American troops abandoned it.

US forces left the Manbij camp in northern Syria early Tuesday following an October 6 directive from President Donald Trump to leave a coalition with the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting the terrorist group ISIS. A spokesman for the US operation confirmed the departure on Tuesday.

The US's decision to pull out gave Turkish forces the green light to invade Syria on Wednesday and drive out the SDF, which contains Kurdish fighters. Turkey considers the Kurds terrorists and has long vowed to destroy them. Over the weekend, the SDF allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government to fight the Turkish offensive.


From: BlueManDude10/15/19 1:51 PM 
To: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (29 of 53) 
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Putin's Wagner boys ensured the fine folks of the US military were escorted out safely, there are still French, British & Canadian special forces in the area.


From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/19 1:56 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (30 of 53) 
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That there are . . .


From: BlueManDude10/15/19 2:00 PM 
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Can't wait to hear the frustration from US special forces, who were told to stand down and sit tight, while they were being smoked out by Turk artillery. Then having the ultimate insult of being escorted out by Putin's merc boys....

Someone is going to say something to somebody, it won't be pretty.


From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/19 2:02 PM 
To: BlueManDude  (32 of 53) 
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There have been some reports that some have spoken out . . . but haven't caught anything specific just yet . . .


From: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon10/15/19 2:04 PM 
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Washington (CNN)A wide range of American military personnel and defense officials are expressing a deep sense of frustration and anger at the Trump administration's refusal to support Syrian Kurds facing a Turkish military assault, over half a dozen US military and defense officials have told CNN.

Several US military and defense officials, including personnel deployed to Syria, expressed dismay at how the Trump administration has handled the situation.
One US official said it is well known that some senior US military officials are livid at how the Kurds have been treated given their role in helping the US fight ISIS.


From: BlueManDude10/15/19 2:07 PM 
To: 8645 (RedBV) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (34 of 53) 
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Brazen... tour of the former US base, your tour guide, the Wagner group


Jennifer Griffin Retweeted Dion Nissenbaum

Russian mercenaries give video tour of abandoned US base in Northern Syria, laughing at the hasty US retreat, showing unfinished meals on dining tables and heavy military equipment left behind. A Russian propaganda coup.

  • Edited October 15, 2019 2:18 pm  by  BlueManDude

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