Saturday, December 30, 2017

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Sees U.S Civilian Presence Increasing in Syria


And one more thing- Don't bother taking on our Kurdish terrorists

 U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says he expects there will be a larger U.S. civilian presence in Syria soon since the fight against the Islamic State (IS) extremist group is nearing a conclusion.

Mattis said in Washington on December 29 that U.S. diplomats and contractors are likely to return to the war-torn Middle East country as the focus turns to reconstruction and security.

"What we will be doing is shifting from what I would call an offensive, shifting from an offensive terrain-seizing approach to a stabilizing [effort]'ll see more U.S. diplomats on the ground," Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon.

Land grabbing. As stated for years now. For that Greater Israel..

Flashback:  Kurdistan aka “Second Israel”- Ethnic Cleansing the Indigenous of the Middle East
Jim Mattis

"There is international money that has got to be administered, so it actually does something, it doesn't go into the wrong people's pockets," he added.

The comments are likely to anger Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian President Vladimir Putin, who have demanded the U.S. military pull out its estimated 2,000 troops once the battle against IS is over.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on December 28 that "we presume the Americans must leave Syrian soil as soon as the remnants of terrorist activities are fully eliminated there."
Surely Sergei Lavrov knows the Americans aren't leaving Syrian soil. It's obvious they aren't. It's obvious they never intended to. 

Russia and Iran back Assad in the six-year Syrian civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people, while the United States and Turkey support different antigovernment groups that are fighting against Assad's forces.
IS militants joined the battle, opposed by all other sides, but have nearly been driven out of the country in separate campaigns by government and U.S.-backed opposition forces.

Mattis also warned Assad against launching any attacks against U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds, after the Syrian leader labeled them "traitors."

"That would be a mistake," Mattis said.
Flashback: Bashar Assad : Kurds That Work With Americans... Traitors

U.S.-led coalition troops are mainly in eastern Syria, while Syria and its Russian allies are in the west.
Meanwhile, Mattis also told reporters that the United States is determined to reduce the number of civilian casualties in the Saudi-led fight against Iran-backed rebels in Yemen by helping to train Saudi pilots to identify legitimate targets.

The UN's resident coordinator, Jamie McGoldrick, said on December 28 that 109 civilians had been killed in Saudi-led strikes in the previous 10 days.


  1. khorosan (mashhad) is back
    Yemen launches and presentations have failed to inspire.

    IS’s Afghan 'branch' fully controls some districts in country’s north -— Foreign Ministry

    us brokered president

    saudi seizing freeedom money as pipes blow to lift oil

    Isreal protests too

  2. Wonder what US 'diplomat' will be sacrificed in NE Syria by US-backed jihadis who the MSM will bray were Assad's agents?

    1. interesting thought? Rob Ford still useful?

  3. USrael would never give up the projects of Kurdistan and Ukraine as 'Second and third Israels'.
    It looks like the 'spontaneous protests against corruption (what else!) in Iran have a wider scope: redirection of Kurds against Iran.

    "Iran’s Kurdish opposition parties back protesters, call for international support", by Baxtiyar Goran

    'On Sunday, the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) released a statement calling on the people of Iran “to fight and stand together to seek a new way forward for a democratic Iran.”
    The PJAK statement added that without a democratic solution none of Iran’s political or economic problems would be resolved, “therefore, any activity to achieve that is legitimate.”
    Another Iranian Kurdish party, the Kurdistan Democratic Party (PDK), urged the international community “to support the oppressed people of Iran who are taking to the streets to demand democracy, freedom.”
    The PDK encouraged all opposition parties—from all ethnic and religious groups—to unite against the Iranian government and organize a joint agenda to face the new developments."

    Armenian commenters @, suggest that:
    "The US has always dreamt of inciting an Azeri/Turkic uprising in Iran, where Azeris may number ten to twenty million, and constitute a solid majority in the northern regions of the country - the so-called South Azerbaijan option. Here we see once again that Muslim Turkic people are a favorite way for the west to destabilize an enemy country, as they have tried to do with Uighur in western China, Plan Kavkaz in the North Caucasus, and various other places...Israel is known to operate military facilities in Azerbaijan in its campaign against Iran".
    Keep watching.

    1. Hey WizOz

      "It looks like the 'spontaneous protests against corruption (what else!) in Iran have a wider scope: redirection of Kurds against Iran"

      I've got that news article saved for what looks like a two part post- hopefully will have it up tomorrow?
      Israel would never give up on their Israel 2.0 that's for sure... And yet I think this is a bit bigger then just Iran- think Pakistan- if your going to go, may as well go big!
      Always prepping for the next move

  4. Happy New Year Wiz Oz et al:

    From above "And yet I think this is a bit bigger then just Iran- think Pakistan - if your going to go, may as well go big!"

    What is Trump tweeting about? I mean his first tweets of 2018!

    "Trump began the new year by launching an attack on Islamabad in his first tweet of 2018, saying Pakistan was providing “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt”.

    Bin Laden being caught in Pakistan will make the rounds again!

    “The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” he wrote. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”

    Recall my July 2017 post about the coup in Pakistan?

    "The deep state with the assistance of outside interests?
    Can't say for certain. Let's just say there is a high probability of outside interest involvement considering all players and nation states affected by the removal of Nawaz Sharif"

    As expected!