Introduction — June 16, 2018
The U.S. failed to dislodge President Assad using covertly backed proxies so now a new ploy is being tried. Instead of Sunni militants in ISIS (otherwise known as Islamic State, ISIL or Daesh) Washington now plans to use Kurdish militants.
Although it may not be enough to oust Assad, particularly as he’s now firmly supported by Russia, it will help in the break-up of Syria. In the process it will also help spread further chaos and strife across the Middle East and bring forward plans for a Greater Israel.
The hundreds of armoured vehicles the U.S. has reportedly supplied the Kurds are part of the price Washington will pay. In return for supporting the Kurds the U.S. will get an airbase from which to launch drone strikes, or provide air support to the 30,000-strong Kurdish force that the U.S. is in the process of arming and equipping.
Turkey, Russia, Syria and now Iran have all voiced their opposition to the plan but that is unlikely to deter the U.S.
If Russia can have a naval base at Tartus, giving it access to the eastern Mediterranean, then the U.S. must have something similar. Not only to contain Russian expansion in the region but to support its new proxies. Who like ISIS (Islamic State, Daesh, ISIL) before them will control large swathes of the Euphrates River Valley through Iraq and Syria. Where conveniently for the U.S. they might even join up with what remains of Islamic State, who were reportedly planning to make a last stand there.
So the U.S. would be in a position to offer air support to its old proxies and their new replacements.
Having a Kurdish militia and ISIS together in the Euphrates River Valley would also enable Zionists to take another step toward a Greater Israel. For both Israel and the U.S., it’s a win-win situation. Ed.
US Setting Up Large Secret Airbase in Syria to Protect Kurdish-Held Areas
Fars News — Jan 16, 2018
Washington has established a secret airbase in Syria to protect the Kurdish forces who have occupied large areas of the Arab country, media reports said on Tuesday.
The Arabic-language Lebanese Addiyar newspaper revealed that the US airbase in Syria can host 100 fighter jets and is in good distance from al-Tanf military base in Southeastern Syria.
The daily disclosed that the airbase has been secretly built to protect one-fourth of the Syrian territories occupied by the Kurds.
According to Addiyar, Washington has supplied the Kurds with 300 tanks, over 600 armored personnel carriers, anti-armored missiles and full personal equipment, weapons and ammunition and built a large base in Northern Syria to protect them against missile attacks.
The US-led coalition announced on Sunday it is helping to create a new Border Security Force to fight terrorists in Syria. The unit, stationed along the Syrian border with Iraq and Turkey, as well as along the Euphrates River Valley, is expected to be comprised of up to 30,000 people. SDF veterans will make half of the unit, while the other half are yet to be recruited.
Damascus, Moscow and Ankara have strongly blasted the US new decision to form a Border Security Force.
The United States’ military support for the militia first began under the administration of US President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, which provided Kurds with weapons and training.
Washington also continues providing Kurdish fighters with more military hardware in Syria despite US President’s promise to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt arms shipment to the Kurdish fighters.
Ankara had said late November 2017 that Trump told Erdogan that he had issued instructions that weapons should not be provided to Kurdish fighters in Syria.
According to reports, the US plans to keep its troops in Syria long after the defeat of ISIL. Washington has been justifying its deployment of ground troops in Syria, which violates the embattled nation’s sovereignty, by citing the need to fight ISIL.