US Troops Deployed Along Syrian/Turkish Border
by Stephen Lendman
Hundreds of US forces operate illegally in Syrian territory without government permission.
They’re allied with ISIS, Al Nusra, likeminded terrorists and Kurdish YPG fighters, supported by Pentagon terror-bombing of infrastructure and government sites – on the phony pretext of combatting ISIS America created and supports.
According to an unnamed YPG source, “(w)e have discussed with the United States moves needed to be made to prevent the Turkish Armed Forces from potentially launching attacks against us.”
“We have told the US that if Turkey attacks our troops once again, we will pull out of the Raqqa operation and deploy all of our forces to the border. For its part, the US has promised to make every effort to stop further assaults.”
Days earlier, Turkish warplanes terror-bombed Kurdish areas in northern Syria and Iraq, killing YPG fighters and civilians, wounding others.
A YPG statement called what happened a “treacherous attack.” Erdogan was unapologetic, saying Turkish military operations will continue “until the last terrorist is eliminated.”
His “terrorist(s)” are US foot soldiers, along with ISIS, Al Nusra and similar groups.
In response to Turkish airstrikes, unknown numbers of US forces reportedly were deployed along the Syrian/Turkish border from Kobani to Karkamis.
Ankara reinforced its own border positions, illegally in Syrian territory since last August.
According to AP News, “US (troops and) armored vehicles (were) deploy(ed) in areas in northern Syria” – a few hundred meters from Turkey’s border.
Online video footage “showed a convoy of US armored vehicles driving on a rural road in the village of Darbasiyah…”
“A senior Kurdish official, Ilham Ahmad, told The Associated Press that American forces began carrying out patrols along the border Thursday along with reconnaissance flights in the area.”
Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis confirmed the presence of US forces in Syria, close to Turkey’s border – without explaining they support anti-government terrorists.
Washington wants Syrian sovereignty destroyed, Assad ousted, replaced by pro-Western puppet rule, the nation balkanized, its resources stolen, its people exploited – a scheme for endless conflict, chaos and human misery.
Russia’s good faith conflict resolution efforts since 2012 failed because Washington undermined them.
Trump escalated Obama’s war. Peace talks in Geneva and Astana, Kazakhstan achieved nothing so far. Like earlier efforts, they’re doom to fail.
The only chance for conflict resolution is continued liberation of areas held by US-supported terrorists, weakening them enough to make peace possible – some day, no time soon.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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