Friday, January 22, 2016

US/NATO War Expansion- Special Ops to Airbase-AWACS and more

Points covered in previous post: Syria:NO Peace Talks- US to Intensify ISIS "fight" & Israel wants a Kurdish State
*Still doubting the Geneva talks will take place-
*Israel’s call for a so called “kurdish state” should’ve come as no surprise to anyone that reads here
* Israel and Sunni Muslims have long been allied and Kurds are largely Sunni Muslims.
"We must openly call for the establishment of a Kurdish state that separates Iran from Turkey, one which will be friendly towards Israel"
As previously mentioned P5+1 was a ruse. Early Seeds of Iranian destabilization cross the Turkish border 

How much territory has to be annexed  from Turkey and Iran to create Israel’s dream ally?

1st map: This is the area that contained Kurdish inhabitants (1986)- Not Kurdish inhabitants alone- Kurds reside in these areas in mixed populations- From Atlas of Kurdistan

"We must openly call for the establishment of a Kurdish state that separates Iran from Turkey, one which will be friendly towards Israel"

The latest:
PKK across the Turkish border? Not ISIS? Hmmmm......

U.S. troops take over air base in Syria, local reports say

This is the airbase the US created alongside their Kurdish militia (YPG/PKK) in stolen Syrian territory. It's been previously mentioned at the blog

Strategically located airport- ease of access to Turkey, Iraq & Syria
U.S. special operations troops have reportedly taken over an airfield in northeastern Syria, potentially clearing the way to flow more American military support to friendly militias fighting the Islamic State group.

A small team of U.S. troops is setting up a base camp at Rmeilan Air Base in the Syrian Kurdish region near Syria's Iraqi and Turkish borders, according to local reports.

The airfield was until recently under control of the Syrian Kurdish forces, known as the YPG, but was turned over to the U.S. to help expand American support for the Syrian Democratic Forces, which is the loose-knit coalition of American-backed militants fighting the Islamic State group.
"Under a deal with the YPG, the U.S. was given control of the airport. The purpose of this deal is to back up the SDF, by providing weapons and an air base for U.S. warplanes," an SDF spokesperson,

The SDF is the YPG/PKK  Kurds with Arabs in the mix. Same as ISIS. Very clearly the YPG/PKK gave the US control of the airport so the US can assist the YPG/PKK in annexing more territory and helping to create Israel’s best ally in the area.
Rmeilan is near some of Syria's major oil production facilities.

Since it was always KurdIShIS shipping out oil from Syria and Iraq, through southern Turkey supplying mostly Israel, etc As covered very clearly in this previous post: Carving Turkey After a NATO Roasting- Claims vs Reality Read the articles that deal with oil smuggling- The Kurds have been shipping oil out from Syria and Iraq to their besties in Israel- one has to understand that when the headlines claim Israel buys most oil smuggled from ISIS territory - report   We are talkin' KurdIShIS
The airfield is in the Hasakah region, where American-backed militias have been mounting offensive operations against Islamic State-held territory northeast of the extremist group's stronghold in Raqqa.

It is also near a key supply line connecting Raqqa to the Islamic State group's second major city, Mosul, Iraq. Cutting that supply line is a key piece of the current American strategy for defeating the group.
In an area that is conveniently connectable to Mosul- perfect for expanding Israel’s ally:  Kurdistan- Where have I seen this exact scenario play out previously? Recall? Sinjar: Creating a Crucial Supply Route for KurdIShIS & Annexing Iraqi Territory

Control of the airfield would help U.S. troops expedite delivery of weapons and ammunition to the region as well as operate more aircraft such as medevac helicopters, armed drones or intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance platforms.

NATO discussing request for AWACS surveillance aircraft in Syrian anti-'IS' fight
Really have to chuckle at that headline- The use of AWACS has nothing to do with any sort of anti -IS fight. AWACS are used for surveillance of other aircraft.

 KurdIShIS doesn’t have an airforce, except for NATO’s. So, who might these AWAC's be used against? We will get to this shortly.
 "We can confirm there has been a request for concrete support from NATO to the anti-[IS] effort in the form of NATO AWACS surveillance planes," the official said on Friday.

The unit of AWACS - Airborne Early Warning and Control System surveillance planes - comprises more than 20 planes which can locate and identify other aircraft more than 400 kilometers (643 miles) away.

The fleet could act as flying command posts, communicating with other aircraft, helping to warn of threats and coordinate coalition airstrikes against IS.

Regarding the intended AWAC target?

Ignoring Rudaw's headline- The area where Russia is setting up the airport is still controlled by the Syrian government:

 While Rmeilan sits in territory controlled by the Kurds Qamishli airport remains in the few enclaves controlled by the regime in that part of Syria.

Russia and US setting up shop in that part of Syria is a highly notable development in the Syrian conflict.

To this date the US and Russians have been operating in mostly separate parts of the country. US air power has been focused solely on bombing ISIS in the east and northeast while Russian air power has been bombing various forces fighting the regime of President Bashar al-Assad across Syria. 

And the why of NATO's wanting to use AWAC's is clear.


  1. Penny,
    I fail to understand why the Syrian Government does not ask-tell the US/NATO/israeli organized criminal gang to leave their territories? Making it known they are invaders and are neither welcome or needed. The same with the Iraqi Government fence sitters. Or why Russia seems to want to continue playing nice with the evil alliance who seek their ultimate destruction.

  2. Hi Penny:

    Here is a map showing where the airbase is located: take-over-airbase-syria-local-reports-say/79115490/

    It looks like the US took over the airbase to head off the Russian plan to secure Syria's northern border. Syria has to take this to the UN and make it very public that they want the US OUT!

  3. Also, velocity on Mosul increasing.

    There appears to be a major acceleration of the plan to deploy as Iraq PM says wants Turkish troops out again then declares Iraq (presumably some combination of tribes and militias deployed in Ramada) is preparing a massive offensive.

    In the Kurd scenario that can not happen. the Amnesty report yesterday since denied would go some distance to supporting the Erdogan claims about the PKK and its affiliates cleansing. And unfolding events explain the Sunni protests (parliament) and the sectarian bombings in Iraq including the alleged kidnap of Americans linked immediately to Militias connected to Iran. Carter is just today calling for a move on Mosul and Raqqa ASAP. "Boots on the ground." Keep in mind Russian just launched boots on the ground humanitarian operation and the Chinese just shifted their terror doctrine to allow deployments. Xi just cut deals in Egypt and Saudi and is in Iran at time of print.

    Sunni Iraqi lawmakers boycott parliament to protest violence

    A few place to watch closely: Azerbaijan and the slow rolling spring that has been gathering pace the past few months going back to the rig explosion closely following the Cairo explosion. Azeri being at the center of the Israeli plan allegedly a few years back. Recent developments would suggest orientation has shifted.

    Australia and the US are ramping up operations again in Afghanistan - the western flank - with the US just approving itself bombing runs on ISIS targets in Afghan. ISIS apparently now has a radio station in country.
    Events in Pakistan and India speak for themselves. into the peace talks and Afghan 4 way talks. Most notable however is Pakistan promised response into any move on Saudi Territory. IS WaPo about to run another article on the risks inside Pakistan of nuke security?

    The ultimate questions: how will Iran, Iraq (critically the joint Russian Fusion center) and most notably Israel respond and or exploit?

    CARTER says boots on the ground in Mosul and Raqqa

    IRAQ plan too: coordinated?

    Finally the destruction of the catholic monastery in replay of temple of baal and Obama recent statements around protecting Christians against the backdrop of the ne ottomanism.

    St Elijah? From Wikipedia: "was a prophet and a wonder-worker in the northern kingdom of Israel[4] during the reign of Ahab (9th century BC), according to the biblical Books of Kings. According to the Books of Kings, Elijah defended the worship of Yahweh over that of the Canaanite idol Baal. "

    ...all while Kerry and Lavrov just agreed into talks on the integrity of Syria and Iraq

    1. On the western flank this

      The velocity of the ruble specs and the oil flush into the DAVOS bobble telling. Like the rumored Kremlin backing away form Assad whcih floats every few months.


    3. Nuland in Russia then Dunford for emergency meetings at nato HQ and Putin making international calls per kremlin this am? Related