Putin consolidating power

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“The cessation of hostilities mustn’t hurt the fight against terrorism that should continue,” Putin said.“Our fight against terror organizations in Idlib will continue jointly in the same way,” Erdogan said.As a reminder, this subreddit is for civil discussion. If you see comments in violation of our rules, please report them. Personal insults, shill or troll accusations, hate speech, any advocating or wishing death/physical harm, and other rule violations can result in a permanent ban.Only two of the 14 parties that ran nationwide in the election are considered in opposition to Putin's presidency.

His word choice suggested this may not mean more adherence to Russian liberals, who are frequently accused of being unpatriotic and serving foreign governments.

This is a man, after all, who dismisses the information and analyses of his massive intelligence system in favor of what was said this morning on “Fox and Friends,” where everyone tells him how much they love him.

With all due skepticism about the quality of intelligence, this is sheer madness considering the stakes. If you look at the big picture, Trump, while looking stupid, is also pulling far-right totalitarian forces together on a global scale. Korea, and has a lot of support among the Brexiters as well as other anti-refugee, pro-white groups throughout the EU.

Last week, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), an al-Qaida-affiliated group, was able to take over large swaths of land in Idlib by pushing a rival rebel group, the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement, out of the area.

Fighting between the two groups lasted several days before a deal was reached, forcing the Zenki Movement, operating under the umbrella of the Turkish-backed National Front for Liberation (NFL), to dismantle itself and transfer hundreds of its fighters to the Afrin region where the NFL is based.

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