On this episode of Around The Empire, Syria expert Professor Joshua Landis discusses the battle for Raqqa and the competing forces in Syria’s civil war.
After “Politically Assassinating” Flynn IC Fears “Friday Night Massacre” by Hedge Fund Manager in Deep State War
The intelligence community politically assassinated Mike Flynn and may be “Friday night massacred” by a hedge fund manager and Trump ally with ties to the defense industry. The race for Raqqa is on and Turkey may be involved. Libya requested NATO help on the 6th anniversary of their “revolution”. And
The Syrian coalition has recaptured some 98% of East Aleppo and SOHR said the battle is over, and more in our round-up of news from around the world.
US, Britain and France try to force ceasefire in East Aleppo, 60% of which has been recaptured, and more in our global news round-up.
Next Cold War Roundup 11/1/16: Iraqi forces entered the city of Mosul and are advancing rapidly. Russia continues a halt on airstrikes in Aleppo as rebels led by al Qaeda launched an offensive in Aleppo. Turkey masses forces on borders. Experts warn of open-ended conflict with Russia. US politicians continue
US Senator Lindsey Graham pressured Defense Secretary Ash Carter and General Joseph Dunford for military intervention in Syria.
US Navy fighters are bombing ISIS in Syria via the USS Truman, which has moved to the Mediterranean.
Next Cold War Roundup 5/31/16 880 migrants and refugees were lost when boats carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized or wrecked, as the Italian navy attempted rescues. UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Libya is a “threat to us all.” Libya’s new appointed government won’t allow EU ships close
President Obama—who has been at war longer and reduced nuclear weapons less than any other president—called for peace and an end to nuclear proliferation.
Coordinated terrorist bombings in Syria killed more than 150 civilians and significantly disturbed the situation in the country, and more in our round-up.