The FRN Daily News Brief 2019-10-22

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 12, articles about Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Syria, Turkey, United-States, Crime, Iran, Iraq, Isis, Politics, Defense, Russia, Donbass, Donetsk, Ukraine, India, Bolivia, Latin-America.

Tags in this brief: Syria, Turkey, USA, War, Iraq, US Imperialism, Bashar Al-Assad, SDF, More Artillery, More Tanks, UAVs, Iran, Russia, Space, India, Bolivia, Morales, Erdogan, Putin, Geopolitics, Tuva.

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Table of Contents


BREAKING: Pompeo Says Trump is ‘Fully Prepared’ for Military Action Against Turkey

Published 2019-10-22 23:41:23 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Syria, Turkey, United-States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – US President Donald Trump is “fully prepared” to use military force against Turkey if “needed”, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declared, qualifying the statement by insisting Washington prefers to use its “diplomatic powers”. “We prefer peace to war,” Pompeo told CNBC in a taped interview that aired Monday afternoon. “But in the event that kinetic action or military action is needed, you should know that President Trump is fully prepared to undertake that action,” Pompeo noted. He stopped short of revealing what action on Turkey’s part would constitute such a “need”. Pompeo added that Washington would use economic and… Continue ->

Tags: Syria, Turkey, USA, War


MAJOR – Senior Iraqi MP: US Deployment Meant to Restore ISIS in Iraq

Published 2019-10-22 23:20:26 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Crime, Headline-News, Iran, Iraq, Isis, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, United-States

BAGHDAD – The US transfer of troops from Syria to Iraq is a plan for re-stationing ISIS terrorists in the country’s western province of Anbar, a senior Iraqi lawmaker said. After withdrawing from Syria, the US troops will station at American military bases in Iraq, a senior member of the Iraqi parliament’s Security and Defense Committee Karim al-Mahmadawi told the Arabic-language al-Ma’aloumeh news website, adding that the whole transfer of troops is a plan to re-organize the ISIS in Iraq’s western desert province of Anbar. He added that US forces will be stationed at bases in Anbar and Salah al-Din… Continue ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, US Imperialism


Assad Lambasts Erdogan for Syria Incursion

Published 2019-10-22 23:01:07 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Isis, Mena, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

DAMASCUS – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad once against slammed his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for attacking and occupying the northern parts of his country. Assad made the remarks as he met Syrian army personnel on frontlines of al-Habit town in Idlib province, close to the last major bastion of Ankara-backed militias. “Erdogan is a thief… he has robbed the factories, wheat and oil, and today he is stealing the land,” Assad stated. With the war now in its eighth year, capturing the Idlib province would be an important victory for Assad, who has recovered control of major parts of… Continue ->

Tags: Bashar Al-Assad, SDF, Syria, Turkey, USA, War


While Zelensky talks peace, Ukraine’s army stages more tanks and artillery at the front.

Published 2019-10-22 18:35:51 by Tom Winter in Donbass, Donetsk, Eurasia, Headline-News, Ukraine

Kharkov News Agency Despite peacekeeping statements by President Vladimir Zelensky, units of the Ukrainian army continue to strengthen their positions at the Donbass the front line. This was stated in the management of the People’s Police of the DPR. According to Republican intelligence, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have concentrated more than 30 tanks and eight self-propelled howitzers north-west of Gorlovka. The defense department noted that the 58th separate motorized infantry brigade named after the hetman Ivan Vygovsky is behind the violation of the Minsk agreements. Specifically, in the village of Konstantinovka 33 tanks and three 152-mm self-propelled howitzers 2C3… Continue ->

Tags: More Artillery, More Tanks, UAVs


Iran seeks Russia’s help to reach space, will Trump allow it?

Published 2019-10-22 16:30:29 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Headline-News, Iran, Mena, United-States

TEHRAN – Tehran intends to ask Russia for help to have Iranian astronauts at the International Space Station (ISS). The information was published by the Mehr news agency, citing a statement by Iranian Space Agency chief Morteza Barari. “To send an astronaut [to the ISS], we must start negotiations with Russia. There are many explorers from many countries in the ISS. We are also prepared to study the possibility of sending an astronaut to the space station in cooperation with other nations, for example Russia,” said Barari. Iranian Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, said in this… Continue ->

Tags: Iran, Russia, Space


India begins development of hypersonic missiles

Published 2019-10-22 15:30:33 by Paul Antonopoulos in Eurasia, Headline-News, India

NEW DELHI – India does not want to lag behind in the race to develop these new generation weaponry. The country’s military research organization plans to create missiles that are more than 5 times the speed of sound. India’s Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has begun a project for the production of hypersonic missiles, according to the Hindustan Times. The US, Russia and China have already tested these new military technologies. According to an anonymous senior Indian government official quoted in the daily, “a hypersonic weapon system is one of the many niche technologies we are seriously researching.” In… Continue ->

Tags: India


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DON’T STAY HERE: Iraqi Armed Forces Demand American Soldiers from Syria to Leave

Published 2019-10-22 14:30:11 by Paul Antonopoulos in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Syria, Turkey, United-States

BAGHDAD – US troops withdrawn from Syria must leave Iraqi territory, Iraqi Armed Forces Joint Command said. Previously, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated that the nearly 1,000 US military being withdrawn from northern Syria will go to Iraq, but, as noted in a statement from the Iraqi military press service, they were not allowed to do so. “[They] were allowed to enter the Iraqi Kurdistan region just to leave Iraq… American troops were not given any consent to stay in Iraq,” the Iraqi military press release said. On October 9, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of… Continue ->

Tags: Iraq, Syria, Turkey


Evo Morales is re-elected president of Bolivia: opponent does not recognize result

Published 2019-10-22 13:30:37 by Paul Antonopoulos in Bolivia, Headline-News, Latin-America

LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales was reelected in the first round vote on Monday, while his opponent Carlos Mesa points to fraud in the election. According to official ballot data in Bolivia’s elections, Bolivian President Evo Morales won 46.86% of the vote in the country’s presidential election, avoiding a runoff. Morales won with a 10.12% margin against his rival Carlos Mesa, who won 36.74% of the votes after 95.09%. Opponent Carlos Mesa, in turn, accused Bolivia’s electoral authorities of “fraud”, refusing to acknowledge the election results. The Bolivian government announced Monday that it has invited the international community… Continue ->

Tags: Bolivia, Morales


Ceasefire ends, talks on Syria between Erdogan and Putin begin

Published 2019-10-22 12:32:53 by Guest Author in Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Russia, Syria, Turkey

Monday marks the thirteenth day since Turkey began its third cross border military operation in Syria ironically named “Operation Peace Spring”. In the past two weeks civilian and militant lives on both sides have been lost, a large exodus has taken place, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a resolution that opposes US troop withdrawal, a five-day ceasefire was brokered between Turkey and the United States, and Kurdish militias have withdrawn from the “safe-zone”. On Wednesday, there was overwhelming bipartisan approval for a measure that opposes President Trump’s U.S. forces withdrawal from Syria. The resolution was introduced by Reps. Michael… Continue ->

Tags: Erdogan, Putin, Russia, Syria, Turkey


Turkish FM: Operation to Resume if Kurdish Forces Do Not Withdraw

Published 2019-10-22 00:45:25 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Politics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, United-States

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs warned his country will resume its military operation in northeast Syria if Kurdish fighters do not withdraw from the region before the United States-brokered ceasefire ends on Tuesday evening. “We have 35 hours left. If they don’t withdraw, our operation will resume,” Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Monday in Istanbul, adding that “this is also what we agreed with the Americans”, Al-Jazeera reported. He stated that Kurdish fighters were complying with the US-backed deal and withdrawing from areas that Turkey controls following its wide-ranging military operation launched on October 9. Cavusoglu also accused Syrian Kurdish… Continue ->

Tags: Geopolitics, Russia, Syria, Turkey, USA, War


TUVA: The Most Unique and Mysterious Land Within Russia (VIDEO)

Published 2019-10-22 00:25:55 by Drago Bosnic in Eurasia, Headline-News, Russia

Tuva, Russian federation – On this day,  75 years ago, the Republic of Tuva (Sergey Shoigu’s homeland) voluntarily joined the Soviet Union. It happened during the Great Patriotic War when Tuvan volunteers fought against the Nazi onslaught alongside Red Army soldiers. See Anton Lyadov’s report on how the Tuva Republic lives nowadays. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KrpOuFhsvM

Tags: Russia, Tuva


Enraged Kurds Stone Fleeing US Troops (VIDEOS)

Published 2019-10-22 00:02:27 by Drago Bosnic in Anglo-5, Defense, Eurasia, Headline-News, Mena, Nato, Politics, Syria, Turkey, United-States

DAMASCUS – Scores of the Kurdish population lined up along a road used by the American forces to withdraw from Northern Syria, cursing them as cowards and traitors. Last night, some Syrian Kurd activists gathered along a path used by an American military convoy which was retreating from Northern Syria to stage a protest against the decision of US President Donald Trump to leave them alone in the face of the Turkish onslaught. North Press Agency (NPA), affiliated with Kurdish paramilitaries, released a video of the protest, and reported that the protesters held hand-written placards which read, “You betrayed the… Continue ->

Tags: SDF, Syria, USA, War


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