The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) welcome the US's ever-increasing presence in Syria, although all this technically constitutes an invasion and has never been condoned by the country's government in Damascus.
"The United States is building military bases in the areas freed by our forces from terrorists. We consider it to be the right strategy. Recently, America created a military base at the entrance to the territory of Raqqa, in the Jezra neighborhood," the official said.
He explained that the neighborhood was chosen by the Americans because it was slightly damaged during a military operation in Raqqa and can now be seen as the city's safest area.
In addition, there are no mine traps or explosives in Jezra, according to him
"The base and the adjacent territory are reliably protected by American soldiers. No one, except these soldiers and SDF fighters, has access to the base," the official concluded.
|KurdIShIS celebrating annexation of Syria|
In an interview with Sputnik on Friday, Muhammed Kheir al-Akkam, professor of international relations at the University of Damascus, specifically pointed to the US's "fully coordinated move to replace Daesh with the SDF" in Syria.
He pointed out that "what we see in Raqqa is a fully coordinated move by the US to replace Daesh with the SDF."
Related: Syrian PM’s Advisor: US Only Replaced Daesh Terrorists with Kurdish Forces in Raqqa
Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Abdul-Qader Azouz, who is also a professor of politics, rejected Washington’s claims about the liberation of Raqqa from Daesh and said what happened was not liberation of the city but replacement of Daesh with a group called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is also sponsored by the US.
He further emphasized that the Damascus government has a clear stance against all measures taken by the US-led coalition.
The adviser went on to say that the coalition is destroying the infrastructure of Raqqa and targeting civilians in the city.
He added that the operation was meant to destroy the evidence of the US role in the emergence of Daesh and its support for the terrorist group.
Recall yours truly talking about the obvious coordination, the symbiosis, between the Kurds and ISIS?- Including coining the term KurdIShIS? 2014 my friends. 2014. Three years ago, I spoke my theory into existence...
While the 5 eyes mainstream and alt media were cheering on the bestest ISIS hunters in the land.. I was saying, not so fast amigos!
*Kurd/ISIS Symbiosis and the Impending Destruction of Turkey-Nov.19/2014
What about this relationship between ISIS and the Kurds? (not brand Yazidi specific)
It's seems to be a real working relationship. I have remarked on that symbiosis, more then once here at the blog.
It seems much more likely that there is cooperation and coordination between the Kurds and ISIS. It’s a thought that has been in the back of my mind for sometime now. When one takes a look at the land grabbed by ISIS and the desired Kurdistan one can’t help but see something taking shape. Something like a new nation.
Back to Sputnik:
"We might ask why the US is not fighting the al-Nusra Front and other similar organizations? The answer is simple: because the US supports them," he said
Al-Akkam accused the US of paying lip-service to fighting terrorism and financing both Daesh and the SDF. He emphasized that "the US does not want the end of the Syrian war until their goals [there] are achieved."The newest US Military: Right next to a refugee camp (for convenience and cover)
The US established a military base in Syria without the government's permission and banned anyone from coming within 55 kilometers; its proximity to the Rukban refugee camp may be considered a war crime, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria said Friday.
The center reports that, according to witnesses, the US has recently deployed another camp near Rukban where militants gather in order to join its latest attempt to create a so-called moderate opposition, the "National Syrian Army." The cost of recruitment in each faction is defined by the US after bargaining with field commanders, which is why income differences can be considerable among militants from different groups. On October 29, in clashes between two militant groups, thirteen refugees were killed and over twenty were injured.
The Russian Defense Ministry has also accused the United States and illegal armed groups of preventing the Syrian government from setting up a safe corridor for deliveries of humanitarian supplies for refugees in the Rukban camp in Homs province.
Syria is sliding towards partition-
Do notice the choice of wording "sliding" as if partition was unintended. As if it was not the plan. When it was. It always was. Though a recent polling of Syrians is very clear.. they don’t want partition or federalization Smart people, obviously. Be sure to read the entire article. Excerpt below:
Within Syria itself, partition is not an appealing option either. While Syrian Kurds overwhelmingly support greater political autonomy, this objective is not broadly shared: After six years of war, the vast majority of Syrians are comfortable with a strong central state and want to keep the country intact. A poll conducted by The Day After Project in December 2015 and January 2016 found that 87 percent of respondents in regime-held areas and 76 percent in opposition-held areas opposed instituting a federal system of government — precisely on the grounds that it would be a step towards partition.