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A Deadly Suicide Blast in Syria Shows the Battle Against ISIS Is Far From Over

An explosion on a bustling downtown street killed several U.S. servicemembers on routine foot patrol inside the Syrian city of Manbij, U.S. military officials said on Wednesday. The attack, claimed by ISIS, comes less than one month after President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced he would withdraw all American forces from the war-ravaged country. The deadly…
Tags: Isis, News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Manbij

U.S. military says American troops killed in Syria blast claimed by IS

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated hi...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Military, Terrorism, Donald Trump, Beirut, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

U.S. Service Members Killed in Explosion During Routine Patrol in Syria

The number of Americans killed has not yet been confirmed
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Onetime

This won’t hurt: the Syrian medics helped back to work by UK startups | Ammar Kalia

All too often, Britain fails to use the valuable professional skills that refugees bring to the country. But social enterprises are now enabling newcomers to make the most of their talentsHussam Allahham knows how to save a life on the operating table. He has done it many times in his home city of Damascus. He can fix broken limbs, amputate, remove tumours and replace organs. As a general surgeon he has had plenty of practice with a scalpel and stitches, both in Syria and while in a refugee camp...
Tags: UK, Money, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Work & careers, Britain, Charities, Voluntary sector, Migration, Italy, Refugees, Damascus, Guardian Careers

B-2 Spirit

With its precision, stealth, long-range capability and payload capacity, the B-2 Spirit is one of the most versatile airframes in the Air Force’s inventory. The combination of its unique capabilities enables global reach and allows the Air Force to bypass the enemy’s most sophisticated defenses. jQuery(document).ready(function($){ // If multiple elements are selected, it will use the first element. var player = new...
Tags: Ge, Islamic State, Iraq, Syria, History, Afghanistan, Military, Asia Pacific, Libya, Air Force, Kansas City, General Electric, Kosovo, South Carolina, Kansas City Royals, Mach

The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is running for President.

Politico reports.Within her party, the three-term congresswoman is viewed as a maverick with a penchant for bucking party orthodoxy. During the 2016 presidential election, Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could endorse Sanders....During the presidential transition period in 2016, the Hawaii Democrat met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, drawing condemnation from fellow Democrats. She also received widespread criticism in 2017 fo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Hawaii, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, Hinduism, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Bashar Al Assad, Sanders, Trans Pacific Partnership, Bashar Assad

'Real risk' of refugees freezing to death in Syria after rains destroy shelters

As temperatures fall, aid workers warn of danger to at least 11,000 people across Idlib, with storms also battering camps in LebanonAt least 11,000 child refugees and their families are facing a weekend of freezing temperatures with no shelter, after torrential rains across Syria’s Idlib province swept away tents and belongings.Aid workers warn there is a real risk people will simply freeze to death as temperatures have already dropped to -1C, amid a shortage of blankets and heating fuel. Contin...
Tags: Society, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Refugees, Aid, Global development, Lebanon, Migration And Development, Idlib

The U.S. Has Started Pulling Troops Out of Syria, Military Says

(BAGHDAD) — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or movements. Col. Sean Ryan, spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group, said “the…
Tags: News, Islamic State, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Baghdad, Sean Ryan, Onetime, Syria Military Says

The Syria Withdrawal Shows the Problem With Trump Going Off-Script

After more than two weeks of contradictory statements regarding when he would pull American troops from Syria, the Pentagon has been left guessing. U.S. military commanders don’t know what strategy to pursue, Administration officials told TIME. Should they intensify operations on the remaining ISIS fighters holed up in a stretch of desert near the Iraq-Syria…
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Pentagon, Donald Trump

Trump said, "The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was because terrorists were going into Russia. They were right to be there."

I'm reading that at "Warren Endorses Afghanistan Withdrawal As Trump Spews Soviet Propaganda About the Country" (Reason). Is anyone defending Trump's statement? I'd like to hear something substantial. It's Soviet propaganda seems to be a kneejerk reaction. I'm withholding judgment other than to say maybe Trump means "They were right" from their own perspective, taking their national interests seriously, which seems to be generally what he says other countries should be doing as he puts his own c...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Russia, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Afghanistan, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and foreign policy, Trump And The Military, Warren Endorses Afghanistan

"Trump's Top 10 Achievements of 2018."

At Real Clear Politics.1. Brett Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court...2. Confronting China... America now embraces its strong bargaining position and demands reciprocity in trade and an end to rampant industrial theft and piracy.3. Middle-Class Wages Rise – Incomes in general soared in 2018...4. U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal...5. Ending the Iran Nuclear Deal...6. Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem...7. Smashing the ISIS Caliphate and Exiting Syria...8 Increasing Minority Jobs...9. Holding the Line ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Jerusalem, Iran, Syria, Trump, U S Embassy, ISIS Caliphate, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump, Confronting China America, U S Mexico Canada Trade Deal

Petitions to parliament in 2018 include Danny Dyer peerage request

Rejected petitions reveal interests from Brexit and Syria to veganism and dog welfareWhite chocolate Creme Eggs, a ban on the computer game Fortnite and a peerage for Danny Dyer were among the desires expressed in thousands of rejected petitions to parliament in 2018, revealing a unique picture of a nation’s thwarted desires.As well as Brexit, which was the single most frequent issue raised, topics on the nation’s mind included plastic pollution, war in Syria, dog welfare, vegan diets and bad la...
Tags: Europe, Politics, European Union, Society, UK News, Syria, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Wembley, Universal credit, Brexit, Danny Dyer, Fortnite

Airman Aerials

Since its early days as a service, the Air Force has embraced technological advances in air and space capabilities and played an integral role as a global airpower. Airman Magazine regularly updates Airman Aerials, a photographic art gallery, featuring some of the best aerial photography from around the service in recent history. jQuery("#flickr_72157631559537883_2705").data("options",{"caption":true,"desc":true,"auto":false,"pause":5000,"speed":500,"mode":"fade","dynamic":true,"dynamicEl":...
Tags: New York, Navy, California, Islamic State, Iraq, Alabama, Sacramento, Training, Qatar, Syria, Military, Ronald Reagan, Wyoming, Nevada, Air Force, Pilots

"How about you just admit you hate the President, love war and have been wrong for the last twenty years on every part of foreign policy?"

Rand Paul put in a strong performance on "Face the Nation" this morning. Here's the full transcript. Excerpt:MARGARET BRENNAN: You've been on a tweet storm this morning saying, President's decision to pull out of Syria and cut our troop presence in Afghanistan in half, you said "the entire foreign policy establishment of Washington, DC, who two years ago were swearing Trump was going to start multiple nuclear wars. Now they're mad because he is stopping two wars. How about you just admit you hat...
Tags: Isis, Law, Congress, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, Defense, America, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Taliban, Washington Dc, Middle East, Rand Paul

Now that he's pulling the military out of Syria, is there some way we can frame Trump as the "war" president?

Yes! Here's how it looks at the NYT (click to enlarge and clarify):That's the top left corner of the home page right now: "For Trump, 'A War Every Day,' Waged Increasingly Alone." I guess that means he is beleaguered — by things like this very article — and he has to struggle with it, alone. "War" is just a metaphor. Is it a good metaphor? For something a person does alone? I think "war" is the chosen metaphor because the idea is to blot out Trump's efforts at ending war.Is the underlying articl...
Tags: Law, Syria, War, Metaphor, New York Times, Nyt, Trump, Gallup, Maggie Haberman, Peter Baker, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Trump and the press

Glenn Greenwald calls Rachel Maddow on her hypocrisy.

The most bizarre aspect of Rachel @Maddow's deep anger over troop withdrawal from Syria is that she wrote an entire book in 2012 denouncing illegal US Endless War without congressional approval - exactly what Syria is. I interviewed her about it here:— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) December 21, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Isis, Rachel Maddow, Law, US, Syria, Glenn Greenwald, Greenwald, Ann Althouse, Trump And The Military

"Turkey will delay a planned offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria's northeast, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday, citing talks with the U.S. president and other officials."

WaPo reports this morning.“We decided last week to launch a military incursion into the east of the Euphrates River and shared that information with the public,” Erdogan said at a meeting of the Turkish Exporters Assembly in Istanbul.“Our phone call with President Trump, along with contacts between our diplomats and security officials and statements by the United States, have led us to wait a little longer,” he said, referring to a phone call between the two leaders last Friday.Still, he said, T...
Tags: Law, Turkey, Syria, United States, Erdogan, Istanbul, Trump, Tayyip Erdogan, WaPo, Euphrates River, Ann Althouse, Trump's war on terror, Trump And The Military

I'm trying to read "Pre-Christmas Trump: Rebuked, rampaging"...

... which went up 3 hours ago at Axios. The bottom line: Unlike most others, who pretended to leave on fine terms, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis bailed with a sharp, specific, stinging rebuke of Trump and his America-first worldview....It was a historic letter and a historic moment capping a historic day, one you could easily see filling a full chapter of future books on the Trump presidency. The wheels felt like they were coming off the White House before Mattis quit. • The spiral began Wednesda...
Tags: Law, White House, Defense, America, Syria, Metaphor, Afghanistan, Grammar, Trump, Mattis, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trump's wall, Trump derangement syndrome, Jim Mattis, Trump And The Military

Mattis Quit After Trump’s Syria Pullout. Here Are All the Times He Publicly Split With the President

He and Trump disagreed over the conflict in Syria, among other things
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Overnight, Onetime, Mattis Quit After Trump

Jim Mattis’ Resignation Letter Made Clear That He Disagreed With Trump. Here’s a List of Times He Said So Publicly

He and Trump disagreed over the conflict in Syria, among other things
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Overnight, Onetime, Jim Mattis

"Jim Mattis, the four-star Marine general turned defense secretary, resigned on Thursday..."

"... in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria, where they have been fighting the Islamic State," the NYT reports.Officials said Mr. Mattis went to the White House on Thursday afternoon in a last attempt to convince Mr. Trump to keep American troops in Syria. He was rebuffed, and told the president that he was resigning as a result....“One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our uniq...
Tags: Isis, Law, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Syria, Marine, Nyt, Pentagon, Trump, Mattis, Ann Althouse, Mr Trump, Jim Mattis, Trump And The Military

"On gun control, criminal justice reform and now Syria, President Donald Trump is advancing policies this week that could appeal to voters far outside his much-talked-about political base."

Jonathan Allen observes (at NBC News):[And] Trump appears to be backing down from his threat to shut down parts of the federal government over Congress' refusal to give him $5 billion for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.The domestic and foreign policy maneuvers are converging partly on Trump's own timetable and partly as a result of the calendar...... Trump is signaling something bigger to the American public — that he is "starting to bring Americans home from some of these wars and int...
Tags: Guns, Law, Congress, Mexico, Nbc News, Syria, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Jonathan Allen, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign

The front-page of the NYT right now shows the development of the framing of Trump's withdrawal from Syria.

You can click to make everything larger and clearer. This is the upper left side of the home page. I've blotted out the lower right corner of the image because it's not about Syria:Notice that the oldest story is, "A Strategy of Retreat in Syria, With Echoes of Obama." Trump is like Obama. This isn't necessarily pro-Trump, since it suggests that Trump is betraying his own supporters and going back on some position he's emphasized in the past, but for pro-Obama readers, the feeling may be that Ob...
Tags: Isis, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Congress, White House, Islamic State, Iraq, Russia, America, Barack Obama, Syria, Middle East, Nyt, Trump

The U.S. Will Withdraw From Syria. No One’s Sure What Comes Next

President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. military to withdraw all 2,200 American ground troops from Syria within 30 days, marking a swift end to the four-year-long conflict against ISIS there. “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” Trump said Wednesday on Twitter. But pulling out…
Tags: Isis, News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Donald Trump, Trump Presidency Trump

"We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency."

Tweets Trump.CNN:Planning is underway for a "full" and "rapid" withdrawal of US troops from Syria, a US defense official told CNN Wednesday. The decision, which would be a reversal from previously stated US policy, was made by President Donald Trump, who has long signaled his desire to get out of Syria, the official added....Even though the US will continue to maintain troops in Iraq with the capability of launching strikes into Syria, a US withdrawal of ground forces would fulfill a major goal ...
Tags: Isis, Law, Iraq, Russia, US, Syria, Cnn, Donald Trump, Syria Iran, Ann Althouse, Trump's war on terror, Trump And The Military

Trump suggests U.S. troops no longer needed in Syria; withdrawal uncertain

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump says U.S. troops do not need to remain in Syria. Trump tweeted Wednesday: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.” His tweet followed a series of news reports that the U.S. is preparing to withdraw its troops from Syria. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Responding to the reports, Pentagon spokesman Col. Rob Manning issued a statement, saying: “At this time, we continue to work by, wit...
Tags: Isis, News, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Syria, Soccer, Military, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Trump, National News, Syria Trump, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR

Cycles for cigarettes: city gives bikes to children if a relative quits

The bicycles are given to children in the Turkish border city of Kilis if they also maintain strong grades and promise to ride for an hour a dayStanding on the street in the centre of Kilis, a small Turkish city on the border with Syria, a constant stream of noisy motorcycles, scooters and cars zoom past. It’s certainly not the most bicycle-friendly city, but local leaders are determined to change that with a new network of cycle lanes, and by giving away thousands of bikes to local children.Sin...
Tags: Health, Smoking, Environment, Society, World news, Turkey, Syria, Cities, Transport policy, Kilis, Kilis Continue

Cycles for cigarettes: city gives children bikes if relative quits

Thousands of free bikes and a protected cycle lane network are part of a plan to transform transport in the Turkish border city of KilisStanding on the street in the centre of Kilis, a small Turkish city on the border with Syria, a constant stream of noisy motorcycles, scooters and cars zoom past. It’s certainly not the most bicycle-friendly city, but local leaders are determined to change that with a new network of cycle lanes, and by giving away thousands of bikes to local children.Since the o...
Tags: Health, Smoking, Environment, Society, World news, Turkey, Syria, Cities, Transport policy, Kilis, Kilis Continue

Refugee families allowed to enter UK after 20 years at RAF base

Six families receive permanent residence after two-decade stay at RAF Akrotiri in CyprusSix refugee families who have been stranded on a sovereign British army base in Cyprus for more than 20 years have been granted indefinite leave to enter the UK for permanent residence by the British government.The decision, announced by their London lawyers Leigh Day, is a victory for the families – originally from Iraq, Sudan, Ethiopia and Syria – who left the coast of Lebanon in a fishing boat operated by ...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Cyprus, Syria, Immigration and asylum, Military, Refugees, Raf, Lebanon, Leigh Day, RAF Akrotiri, Iraq Sudan Ethiopia

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