Russia and Turkey mull next steps in war-torn Syria

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  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 24, 2019 5:57 p.m.

    What the Syrian people need is for everyone to get out of their country. Can you imagine all those countries in our country fighting for control over it? Insane.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    Jan. 24, 2019 12:11 p.m.

    The US dollar currently makes up 2/3rds of the worlds global reserve currency. This is because nearly every oil-exporting country in the world exclusively sells their oil in US dollars (the Petrodollar).

    In 2001, Iraq switched from the petrodollar and began selling their oil in Euro's. Soon after, sanctions were placed on them followed by an invasion with massive destruction to their infrastructure.

    In 2009, Muhammar Gaddafi was the president of the African Union. He proposed the African states shift to a new Golden Dinar that was actually made from physical gold. (We know his fate.)

    Two countries have stopped selling their oil in petrodollars, Iran and Syria. Both had major sanctions placed on them with Syria being invaded by outside terrorist organizations supported, funded and trained by the US government.

    This not to mention another country slammed with US sanctions, Russia, has begun trading some of its oil for the Russian Ruble instead of the US Petrodollar.

    Now that Trump is pulling out of Syria and has shut down our government we are a prime target for financial invaders.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Jan. 24, 2019 8:37 a.m.

    And Trump has made the US irrelevant. He is doing the bidding of Putin (this is no conflation of the facts) by turning the Middle East over to Russia. And after a phone call, he is throwing the Kurds to the wolves in Turkey, who have helped in the fight against ISIS. Russia is the protective patron of the Syrian regime, which is led by a Shiite minority government, which is actively supported by Iran. Anyone with any comprehension of reality will recognize the problems here. But not Trump.