BREAKING: Israel Assassinates Palestinian Jihad Leader, Kills Syrian Civilians

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

Shortly before 10 p.m. Monday night, an Israeli airstrike reportedly struck a residential building in Syria. This is not the first time that Israel, officially neutral in the Syrian Civil War (though they oppose Iran’s presence in the country), has struck Syria.

At approximately the same time, another Israeli bomb struck the house of Bahaa Abu al-Atta, leader of Al-Quds Brigades, the armed wing of terrorist cell Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The blast killed him and his wife, injuring three others.

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EXCLUSIVE: Presidential Candidate Mark Sanford Discusses 5G, Syria, and UBI

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Matthew Geiger | @mattg444

Mark Sanford, 2020 Presidential Candidate vying for the Republican Party Nomination, sat down with 71 Republic’s CEO Matthew Geiger on a campaign stop in Columbus, Ohio, to discuss a variety of economic and foreign policy issues. Sanford is the former Governor of South Carolina, as well as a former United States Representative. A transcript and audio file of the interview is available below.

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The Kurdish People Made a Deal With the Devil

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Ryan Lau | @ryanlau71r

The Kurdish people have been in a pickle for decades. As Turkey begins an assault against the stateless nation, the situation only appears to be worsening; many people across the globe have placed blame on President Trump for moving small numbers of troops away from the Kurdish region of Syria. But it’s far from the first time the United States has turned blind eye to their so-called ally in the Middle East, so why does Kurdistan continue to place faith in the Pentagon?

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Turkey’s War With the Kurds is Inevitable

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Daniel Szewc | @szewc_daniel

Sparking international tensions is nothing new in the Middle-East. However, no matter how disliked Syria is globally, Turkey’s desire to invade Kurdistan is no laughing matter. The infringement on national borders by a rising power in the region is undoubtedly not a minor issue.

The answer to why Turkey, a NATO member, would decide to invade its neighbor is not a single reason. Rather, it is an amalgamation of reasons that mostly boil down to geography, money, and influence. One thing remains certain: there are too many incentives for Erdogan to ignore.

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