Turkey in Cahoots with US to Control Northern Syria
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Turkey’s fascist despot/wannabe sultan Recep Tayip Erdogan aims to annex northern Syrian territory, especially its oil-rich area.
He has similar aims for northern Iraq, an area far more oil-rich than Syria.
He’s part of the problem in the Syrian Arab Republic, not the solution, supporting ISIS, al-Nusra and other jihadists, supplying them with heavy weapons and other material support, along with letting them pass freely back and forth across Turkey’s border with Syria.
His involvement in years of war makes resolution much harder. Syria’s Bashar al-Assad earlier called him a “butcher,” his regime “fascist,” his hostility toward Syria prolonging endless war.
On Tuesday, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) accused jihadists, supported by Turkey’s occupation of Syrian territory, of “continu(ing) their terrorist and repressive practices which are represented in the acts of killing and kidnapping against the locals in the areas which have been occupied by the forces of the Turkish regime…”
Ankara is imposing its will over Syrians in territory it controls the way Israel represses Palestinians and operates illegally in Golan, SANA explained, adding:
“The regime of Erdogan has also worked on obliterating the cultural and historical identity of the area through destroying all the archeological monuments in it which are icons that refer to the Arabism of the area.”
“The Turkish forces and warplanes have destroyed many archeological sites in Afrin city such as Ain Zara temple and the archeological sites of al-Nabi Houri and Tal Jandares, in addition to destroying the archeological site of Barad to the south of Afrin City which is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List.”
On Monday, Fars News reported that “(t)he Turkish army dispatched huge military convoys to Southern Idlib to stop the Syrian Army advances in the region” — in its own territory, Turkey a hostile invader.
On the same day, Fars News said US aircraft supplied aid to ISIS terrorists at their “most important base in Iraq’s Salahuddin province,” citing unnamed Iraqi sources.
The US, NATO, Turkey, Israel, the Saudis, UAE, and Jordan support jihadists in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, and elsewhere — pretending to be combating the scourge the Pentagon and CIA use as proxy foot soldiers in US war theaters.
On Monday, Ankara’s Anadolu news agency accused Syria of bombing an area in the country’s north close to where Turkish forces illegally occupy Syrian territory.
The report failed to mention that Russian warplanes were involved, nor explain that the illegally occupied area is infested with US/Ankara supported terrorists.
In September 2018, Putin and Erdogan agreed on establishing an Idlib province deescalation zone bordering Turkey.
The country’s military breached it straightaway, failing to disarm terrorists as promised.
The Turkish news agency falsely accused Syrian forces of breaching what was agreed on — Ankara and jihadists it supports the guilty parties, not Damascus.
On Monday, Syria’s Foreign Ministry reported that Turkish forces invaded the country’s territory, heading for Khan Sheikhoun — to rescue jihadists the Syrian Arab army is combatting.
US aggression in Syria is in its 9th year with no prospect for resolution — because bipartisan hardliners in Washington want pro-Western puppet rule replacing overwhelmingly popular Assad.
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