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Turks, Kurds, Seymour Hersh and the Lies they Tell

...by  Gordon Duff, VT Senior Editor I have five minutes to write this before heading out to a Christmas party with really good food I...

Map Study: ISIS Oil Smuggling Impossible Without Kurds

Gordon and Jim - The maps tell a story of a continuous Kurdish controlled area that covers more than 70% of all stolen oil, all moved directly through Kurdish lines in areas where there is no ISIS presence.

While Turkey invades Iraq, Kurds sign illegal gas deal with Turkey

Editor's note: The Kurds would normally be unable to deliver on this kind of project without two things, Turkish help in seizing Baghdad's gas fields and full cooperation from ISIS.

Syria’s US Backed Kurds Say Turkey’s Moderate Rebels are Trying to...

Turkey has claimed that it supports moderate opposition forces in Syria. Meanwhile, pointing out that the opposition groups Ankara considers 'moderate' include al-Nusra Front and Ahrar ash-Sham, Syria's Kurdish self-defense units suggest that Turkey is training these 'moderates' and directing them to attack the Kurds.

Did Saudi’s Buy Kurds to Ally With ISIS?

TEHRAN (FNA)- President of Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government Masoud Barzani has received $8bln from the Saudi government in the form of financial aid during...

NATO-Member Turkey Supporting ISIS While Killing Kurds

Since the creation of the Turkish state in 1923, the Kurdish people have suffered egregious human rights abuses from Ankara – from massacres to...

The Kurds cutting off and carving up the Caliphate

By Paul Iddon Operation Free Sinjar was a tremendous success. Retaking Sinjar completely from the jihadis has liberated the Yezidis, whose enslavement and slaughter at...

Kurds Thank US for Support in Shingal Campaign

Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani. Photo: KRG ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—As Peshmerga forces entered the town of Shingal (Sinjar) on Friday Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan...

Kurds at War: Battle updates from the Shingal front

Nasir Ali, a Rudaw correspondent, said the bodies of 40 ISIS militants were found abandoned at an Arab village in the Hardan sub-district of Shingal.

The Kurds could free Raqqa and Mosul, but should they?

Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani described the joint US-Kurdish commando operation on a prison in Hawija as a “turning point” in the war against ISIS.

Syria War News – the Real and Surreal

Jim W. Dean - A busy day coming today, so I am starting off with a triple play. The US is very publicly jumping in to support the Kurds in Northern Syria as its main counter to what appears to be accepting that the Russians and Syrians will win there.

Turkey Issues Ultimatum to US and Russia: “Stop Helping Kurds...

Jim W. Dean - It seems Turkey wants to remain a NATO member while supporting terrorists in Syria, and then complain about others doing that same thing when it suits them. You just can't make this stuff up!

Kurds tell of violence, squalor in Greek camps

“In the end, we protested and shouted for help, but the Greek guards came and beat us with electric batons instead of helping us.”

Alleged ‘Russian cruise missile flyby’ footage published by Kurds (VIDEO)

A video of what is claimed to be Russian cruise missiles flying by has been published by a social media account related to the Iraqi Kurd militia Peshmerga. Russia fired 26 missiles against ISIS targets in Syria from the Caspian Sea on Wednesday. The clip allegedly shows two cruise missiles as they travel at low speed and altitude. It was not immediately clear exactly where the video was shot.

Why would the US pick Turkey over the Kurds?

There is an increasing distance between US interest and that of Turkey as well as between the EU and Turkey.

NEO, The ABCs Of The Current Political Situation In Turkey–A Primer

Gwenyth Todd - President Erdogan stands ready to change the constitution and establish a Turkey very different from anything we have seen in our lifetimes.

European politicians call for greater help to Iraq’s Kurds after chemical...

"Denmark will be able to make a decisive difference if we help those Kurdish forces who have proved to be the only forces able to defeat ISIS," said Villumsen, who was part of a delegation that went to the Kurdistan region earlier this year.

Turkey Ordered to Stop War on Syrian Kurds

He said the US has made its position about the YPG clear to Ankara, calling the force a “credible reliable partner on the ground in the fight against ISIL in northern Syria.”

Jeb Bush, Kurds Run ISIS Oil Smuggling

Who would have thought it, criminals involved in crime?

Tests prove ISIS using mustard gas against Kurds

Test on Friday proved that ISIS has used mustard gas against Kurdish forces over the last two days

Turkey’s aim with ‘safe zone’ in Syria is to keep Kurds...

Yerevan Saeed, After two years of negotiations, Turkey and the United States reached a tentative agreement to deepen efforts and coordination in the fight against ISIS.

Arab League Condemns Turkish Airstrikes on Kurds in Iraq

Turkey must respect Iraq’s sovereignty and suspend its airstrikes on Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq,

What Kurds think about Rouhani’s visit and promises in Kurdistan

In his country’s Kurdish heartland, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani made new promises to his country’s millions of Kurds last week.

Turkey attacks on anti-ISIL Kurds strategic mistake: Iran cmdr.

Jim W. Dean, If Iranian advisers with the Syrian military are killed in bombing strikes by Turkey, we could see ground to air missiles flowing to the front lines quickly, and Turkish planes falling out of the sky

NATO Conned by Erdogan, A compelling analysis of what is ...

Only after losing his party’s parliamentary majority, President Erdogan realized that there are dangerous terrorists in neighboring Syria who are a threat to Turkey’s security.

Turkey on path of war – with Islamic State or Kurds?

Ankara believes that the Islamic State will be its enemy tomorrow, while the enemy of today are the Kurds. This explains why Turkey retaliated IS terrorist attacks with attacks against the Kurds

Turkey Asks For NATO Aid in War on Kurds

Turkey has announced that it is calling a NATO meeting next week to discuss regional security concerns.

Turkey Begins War on ISIS By Bombing the Kurds

Turkish warplanes launched blistering attacks on Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) camps in the Kurdistan region of Iraq late Friday.

German article attacking Iraq’s Kurds sparks outrage, defense

Outraged politicians and journalists in Germany and elsewhere rose to the defense of the Kurdistan Region

Are Kurds and ISIS Allies?

The ISIS war is looking even less real than suspected.

NEO – Has the US Nuked Syria?

- "My guess is it is a test for micro nukes of some type, also called “uranium deuterium triggers.” ...Jeff Smith, ex-IAEA Non-Proliferation investigator.

US plans to invade northern Syria under FSA banner: Analyst

- "Our own VT people, with just a few phone calls, can initate a process to spot and track every ISIL position in Northern Syria. No one has asked. Why not?

PressTV: Iran Played Pivotal Role Defeating ISIL in Iraq

- Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh - The ISIL would have captured Iraq’s Kurdistan region if it were not for Iran's Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

NEO – McCain Grills Bass and something fishy is going on

- "Seth Ferris gives us a front row seat on the often embarrassing process of Senate confirmation of new ambassadors... the old "making sausage" cliche' comes to mind."

NEO – Kurds at forefront in fight against Islamic State

- "The kurds have fallen victim to Iraq's political paralysis and the biggest military defeat in modern times, where four divisions ran away from a few thousand Jihadis."

US and Israel Quietly Break Up Iraq

US Court Orders Kurdish Oil Seized   by Dr Stuart Jeanne Bramhall   While the world is distracted with Israeli atrocities in Gaza, the US and Israel are...