In plain talk: US to REMAIN in ethnically cleansed/illegally/criminally annexed portion of Syria- permanently. As the regional remake continues on. If you have read here for the past 3- 4 years you would be aware this was the plan. It was not a happenstance or a random occurrence.
If you read elsewhere you would have believed the Kurdish militias were:
1- allies of Assad
2- the best fighters against ISIS
And you would have been
3- played for a fool
Regional remake. Creating a weaponized refugee outflow. Creating an Israel 2.0 for the benefit of Israel 1.0. Accessing water and energy resources for purposes of total control. And profit.
All in plain site.
|US special operations forces in Syrian Kurdistan, May 25, 2016|
QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— One of Washington’s main allies in their fight against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria says US forces will remain in Syrian Kurdistan, the country’s north, long after the jihadists are defeated. Enduring ties with the Kurdish dominated region is said to be a goal of the US.
The US has a “strategic interest” in staying in the region, SDF spokesman Telal Selo told Reuters.
“They have a strategy policy for decades to come. There will be military, economic and political agreements in the long term between the leadership of the northern areas (of Syria) and the US administration,” Selo said.
Last month, the head of the YPG said the US had established seven military bases in areas of Syrian Kurdistan controlled by the SDF or YPG. This includes a major airbase near Kobani, a Kurdish town(?) that borders Turkey. They have also supported the SDF with artillery, airstrikes and special forces on the ground.That's how you ethnically cleanse- artillery airstrikes and special forces
And you use chemical weapons too!
|Telal Selo, the spokesperson for the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), March 2017. Photo: Screenshot n24 video/Welt.de|
“The Americans have strategic interests here after the end of Daesh,” Selo said, using the Arabic pejorative term for IS.
“They (recently) referred to the possibility of securing an area to prepare for a military airport. These are the beginnings – they’re not giving support just to leave. America is not providing all this support for free,” Selo said, according to Reuters.
“Maybe there could be an alternative to their base in Turkey,” Selo said, in reference to the Incirlik Air Base.
An alternative to Incirlik? Where have you all read about that possibility previously ?
Why let me think.... Of, course it was here! Right here at PFYT! Where I-ve mentioned the US betrayal of Turkey incessantly. Where the real possibility of an Incirlik substitute being located in the unlawfully annexed territory of Syria- was reported on and stated.
Kobani and the newly seized airfield in Tabqa increase the capability of the U.S.-led coalition to strike from the air and resupply troops on the ground.
"However, analysts note that the U.S.-led coalition's efforts to upgrade air facilities in northern Syria could eventually reduce its reliance on the Incirlik base.
“Any alternative to Incirlik reduces Turkish bargaining power and leverage,” said Michael Rubin, a former Pentagon official who is now an analyst with the American Enterprise Institute in Washington"August 2015: Is Turkey Heading to Partition? American Enterprise Institute
Recall my post from 2014? Kurdistan. NATO’s new Southern Flank?
Also from 2014: Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey
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