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    I question the use of the term coalition as a descriptor of this conflict. I realize that a few other countries have sent token forces to participate in this conflict but I am sure most of us have enough sense to realize that this was not strictly voluntary. Even my own prime minister of Canada was stupid enough to send a couple of planes. But surely everybody knows this invasion is amerikan conceived and run and therefore the term coalition is simply just a public relations term to make it seem like there is international support for this crime. I think we should remember that Orwell called this kind of skewed reporting “Newspeak”. I would love to find a news source that did not parrot the msm ‘newspeak’ but instead used terms that describe the current reality of what is really happening in the world. That is the only way we can get a true picture of what is going on.

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      Hi Gary,
      I appreciate your point and I think you raise an interesting issue. I think there’s a high risk of being called out for inaccuracy if we use our judgment to decide to call the coalition simply a U.S. force. The only times the coalition is mentioned it is referred to as the “U.S.-led coalition” and the story as it stands is about the potential clash between Turkish and U.S. forces. An alternative criticism of this story would be to say we should point out that there is an added layer of diplomatic complexity built in by the fact that it is a coalition – which nominally includes Turkey as well as other NATO allies.
      The question of the legitimacy of the coalition being in Syria at all is a different story, but one that would be interesting to explore if we can find a way to do so which isn’t simply trading different opinions. Something to look into though.
      Thanks, Jack

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