The Grayzone hosted its first YouTube livestream of Pushback with Aaron Maté, featuring Ben Norton. We discussed the Syria war, the withdrawal of US troops, and the Turkish invasion.
Show notes and links
Syria map used in the discussion:
Video of Syrian Kurds celebrating in Qamishli and Hasaka:
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 13, 2019
I've just interviewed a dozen kurdish civilians in Derik in north Syria. I am not saying this is an official poll but its significant that they all said they prefer Syrian army to Turkish army.
Also nobody I spoke to has plans to leave once the Syrian army arrives.@akhbar
— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) October 14, 2019
Self Administration of NE Syria announces an agreement with Syrian Government to protect Syrian borders with SDF against Turkey. It will also help liberating all areas from Turkey including Afrin pic.twitter.com/aatRDChDJN
— Mutlu Civiroglu (@mutludc) October 13, 2019
Regime-changers like Danny Gold are back-tracking after embedding with Takfiri “rebels”:
Oh, the humanity! pic.twitter.com/poVdbps3Wt
— Alex Rubinstein (@RealAlexRubi) October 13, 2019
Elizabeth Tsurkov freaks out about her jihadi pen pals:
Israeli soldier/think tank Syria “expert” admits her pen pals are mutilating Syrian children then justifies their crimes because they are “deeply traumatized” and don’t have job opportunities. 🤢🤮 pic.twitter.com/140HAyNLZz
— Dan Cohen (@dancohen3000) October 13, 2019
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White Helmets helped Turkey ethnically cleanse Afrin:
Last year, White Helmets rode with Turkish invasion forces into Afrin & celebrated the Turkey-jihadi alliance’s ethnic cleansing of Kurds & Syrian minorities. No one said peep on behalf of “our Kurdish allies” then. https://t.co/sn4ceQ64jo
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 13, 2019
History of Kurds in Syria, Syrian-Kurdish relations, interview with Kurdish journalist Ali Ornek:
Video of journalists leaving Syria:
— Feras Kilani فراس كيلاني (@FerasKilaniBBC) October 14, 2019
Aaron Maté is a journalist and producer. He hosts Pushback with Aaron Maté on The Grayzone. He is also is contributor to The Nation magazine and former host/producer for The Real News and Democracy Now!. Aaron has also presented and produced for Vice, AJ+, and Al Jazeera.