Friday, February 15, 2019

US Asks EU to Deploy Troops To Occupy Syria/Encircle Turkey

Just the other day it was mentioned here that the US was displeased with Turkey's understandable absence in Warsaw. 

 Iran, Russia & Turkey Committed to Syria's Sovereignty- Terror Attack in Iran
3-The US organized a global conference on the Middle East in Warsaw, Poland, but Turkey's leader attends Sochi Summit with Russian & Iranian leader instead
While in the comment section to yesterday's post ..
Oh look terror attack in Iran
US miffed that Turkish leadership meets with Putin and Rouhani instead of in Poland and..
the US updates the travel warning to Turkey..

Clearly political in nature or perhaps a little more?

"The US Department of State on Thursday updated its travel advisory for Turkey amid stalled US-Turkey talks on Syria and growing differences over Venezuela and Turkish S-400 deal with Russia.

Turkey announced Thursday it would be going ahead with a purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system, ahead of an informal Friday deadline to respond to a rival US offer.

So the US is displeased with Turkish actions and..

"The State Department upped the advisory to “Level 3”, urging citizens “to reconsider travel the Middle Eastern country due “to terrorism and arbitrary detentions” and to refrain from going to “the Syria and Iraq borders."
“Terrorist groups continue plotting possible attacks in Turkey. Terrorists may attack with little or no warning, targeting tourist locations, transportation hubs, markets/shopping malls, local government facilities, hotels, clubs, restaurants, places of worship, parks, major sporting and cultural events, educational institutions, airports, and other public areas,” the advisory read."
Will there be a terror attack in Turkey in the next few days?
It's possible

Today's news : US Asking EU countries to Deploy Troops to Syria 

Senior U.S. lawmakers and military officials are pressing America’s allies in Europe to commit hundreds of troops to create a buffer zone on the Syrian side of that country’s border with Turkey  

Graham outlined what he called the “post-caliphate strategy” and the U.S. drive to seek European troop deployments in northeastern Syria during public remarks at the Munich Security Conference, an annual confab of officials, lawmakers and journalists from around the word. He told the mostly European audience that he had discussed the plan with Trump extensively — including Friday — and said that, based on these conversations, U.S. lawmakers and officials would be using their bilateral meetings at the conference to ask European allies to pitch in.
“I’m hoping that President Trump will be coming to some of you and asking for your help and you will say yes. And in return, the capability that we have that is unique to the United States will still be in the fight in Syria,” Graham said.

“If we do not have a game plan, Turkey will go into Syria and deal with the YPG threat,” Graham said, referring to the U.S.-supported Syrian Kurdish group that is viewed by Turkey as a terrorist organization.

I definitely see that as an admission by Graham that the YPG/PKK is a threat to Turkey. 
Again:  If we do not have a game plan, Turkey will go into Syria and deal with the YPG threat,” Graham said Yup that's an admission this group is a threat to Turkey.
Which, of course, the US knew all along.
 " This is the only play the United States has left to maintain some influence and presence in northeastern Syria, and Graham is hoping European leaders will see an opportunity to help mitigate Trump’s planned withdrawal as a way of protecting their own security"
 It's not the only play, but it is one play they have. They can maintain or increase troops as well.
 Let's hope the EU leadership has some brains, at least one good one between them all?
 But I doubt it....  There hasn't been much to indicate the presence of one good brain between Macron, May, Merkel... nothing.

The request for EU troop deployment to stolen Syrian territory is connected to..

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