Richard H. Black is a Republican member of the Virginia State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011. Black is not seeking re-election in 2019. Black was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 10th Congressional District of Virginia. He dropped out of the race on January 22, 2014. Black served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1998 to 2006.
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Opinion of a retired senator. President Trump killed the one man who is most responsible for eliminating ISIS. General Qassem Soleimani was one of the most responsible for defeating Islamic State and Al-Qaeda, and his killing is a “great tragedy” that could result in a “vast war” with Iran, a Virginia senator and Marine veteran told RT.
Soleimani was killed in a strike outside the Baghdad International Airport, for which the White House admitted responsibility later that evening. In a statement to RT on Friday, retired Virginia Senator Richard Black said that the assassination “may presage a new war of aggression—this time, against the Iranian people.”
Black noted that that the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force had led the fight against both Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorists and Al-Qaeda affiliates in Syria. We are not genuinely fighting a war on terror. I fear that in a sense, we are becoming the terror. The former senator, who retired at the end of 2019, cautioned against further escalation in the Middle East, recalling a claim predating the 2003 invasion of Iraq that regime change in Tehran was the ultimate objective.
“I pray that we draw back from the vast war that looms,” Black added. “Neither our soldiers nor our people have a voice to stop it.” Having served in the US Marines during the Vietnam War, Black became an outspoken critic of the US involvement in Syria during his last term in the Virginia Senate. In 2014, he thanked Syrian President Bashar Assad for saving Christians and Jews from Al-Qaeda and IS. The following year, IS dubbed him an “American Crusader” and put him on its enemies list.
(and Russia is also involved here, agreements between Turkey and Russia, while it is Kurdish province – various oil fields)
Richard Hayden Black, a Republican member of the Virginia state Senate has said that Turkey wants “to absorb northern Syria into the greater Turkey” to control water and oil resources. In speaking with PressTV, the senator said that Turkey uses terror groups like ISIS and al-Qaeda to establish Turkish control over northern Syria.
“The group ISIS is sort of a tool of Turkey, of the United States, [and] of all of these groups (US allies). They don’t want [Syria] to eventually survive, because Erdogan sees himself as the head of a vast caliphate, [and] as [the head of] a resurgent Ottoman Empire that stretches from Europe onto China,” he said.
“Turkey has been the greatest ally of the ISIS throughout most of the six-year war” in Syria, he said. He then highlighted how ISIS had 2,000 oil tankers carrying oil stolen from Syria to be sold in Turkey.
OIL AND MINERALS
October 2019 – During discussions in Sochi, the Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan struck an agreement on the fate of northeast Syria on 17 October 2019 to create a new status quo in the region.
Russian – Turkish – Kurdish – Syria (Sochi “Agreement”)
Why the Turkish invaded parts of Syria and abandoned the Kurdish people wherever? There is ongoing fighting within the “safe zone” along the Turkish and Syrian border in an area that remains a stronghold of the Syrian Democratic Force.
Kurdish – Syria – Turkey – Russian (violation of human rights)
Waarom is hier sulke snaakse ooreenkomste aangegaan – Rusland en Turkye – onmenslikheid, as mens gaan navorsing doen, bestaan die Koerdiese land lank voor die tweede wereldoorlog al maar hulle is ontneem van hul eie land.
This is ridiculous, it is really outrageous to take away so much territory from Syria and the Kurdish province, or country that once was existed as a bigger country and was known as Kurdish territory. Where and when was the Kurds ever known in the matter with the Turkish, Russians or Syria? – where are the agreement with the people that live in this province? Those Kurdish and other people now live under the sun without protection or in tents – what is human about that?
Kurdish in shock – human violations by various countries – war crimes
The “Arab Belt” is a term describing the confiscation process by the Syrian government of agricultural lands belonging to Kurds and Aghas (chieftains or village heads who were also landowners) in the province of Hasakah, and the distribution of the lands to Arabs arriving from the provinces of Aleppo and Raqqa to be settled in the Jazira region of north-east Syria, along the length of the border strip with Turkey.
The Kurds and Arab belt
Konashenkov also presented satellite recordings provided by the Russian military, which he said showed US troops and mercenaries securing oil smuggling operations in Syria.
US and Syria – oil fields