Day 1- US Launched "Surprise" Attack On Raqqa. Blocking SAA/Hezbollah/Russian Forces
Day 2- US Attack on Raqqa Updated..
Jaafari says US move on Raqqa illegitimate... And the world media continues ignoring the news and Jaafari
"Direct U.S. military intervention in Syrian territory as well as arming factions in Syria and encouraging them to challenge the authority of the state does not serve the fight against terrorism," he said
French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday the battle to recapture Raqqa would restart in the coming days.- Clearly doesn't care what Syria has to sayThe Trump administration moves forward. Expanding the war on Syria. The US has long, long ago invaded Syria. Arming factions that have not only challenged the central state authority, but with US assistance they have annexed vast swathes of Syrian and Iraqi territory.. Yup, I'm talking ISIS and the Kurds. The story is all in the maps. The geography of ISIS's march from Mosul through Iraq and into Syria- taking territory for Kurdistan- In plain sight
I placed the map to the side..
“This is pretty major,” Col. Joseph Scrocca, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition that is fighting ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq, told reporters at the Pentagon on Wednesday
The United States is deepening its involvement in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after an unprecedented American airlift of Arab and Kurdish fighters to the front lines in northern Syria, supported by the first use of U.S. attack helicopters and artillery in the country.
|Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, center, and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, March 22, 2017|
U.S. officials said the operation inserted Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters behind ISIL lines west of Raqqa, subjecting the American personnel to a degree of risk previously avoided in Syria. The mission was focused on recapturing the dam, the nearby town of Tabqa and a local airfield.Readers here may recall my mention that Mosul and Raqqa were intended to be taken or fall together? The US & Israel's Taking of Raqqa Impeded by Intermeddlers
By design, the operation is coinciding with a potentially climactic battle for Mosul, the main ISIL stronghold in Iraq. Together, the battles reflect a U.S. strategy of presenting IS with multiple challenges simultaneously.
“It is certain the US had desired and originally planned for Raqqa and Mosul to be taken at the same time. Literally, simultaneously.
The taking of the two key cities, Mosul and Raqqa, is pivotal for the US/Israel plan for Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0. Since their plan has been for one unified Kurdish territory in Iraq, Syria and Turkey”
Better late then not all! Sure there have been delays, but, it’s certain that the US/Israel loves it when their plan finally comes together
NP “The U.S. airlift, known in military parlance as an air assault, marked a new level of commitment to Syria’s Kurds, whose partnership with the U.S. has prompted difficult discussions with Turkey. The U.S.-NATO ally sees the Kurdish fighters as a national security threat because of their links to militants inside Turkey”YPG = PKK (rebranded , think marketing, for Syrian destabilization) = Terrorists proxies of US/Israel. There are dozens and dozens of posts demonstrating quite clearly the idea of the YPG being 'Syria's kurds' are patently false.
The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces confirmed the U.S. airlift and said their fighters seized four villages south of the Euphrates and cut the main artery between Raqqa and northwestern Syria.Cutting off SAA & allies- Taking more Syrian territory
Meanwhile the destroyers of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey plot in Washington
In Washington, the U.S. hosted top officials from 68 nations for a meeting on accelerating the fight against IS in all its dimensions.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (Trump’s secretary of State) told the coalition’s first ministerial gathering since President Donald Trump took office that the U.S. was still refining its strategy, but was clear about American priorities.Undoubtedly Canada was represented at the meeting?
“The Canadian military has begun to study options for an operation in Syria, for the Liberal government to consider as U.S. president Donald Trump hints he may expand the 16-year-old war on terrorism by sending more troops to that country
It is not publicly known whether the Trump government has asked Ottawa to contribute troops or assist in other ways in the war against ISIL in Syria, or to take on other roles in the war on terror. But if there is anything to be taken from the example of the war in neighbouring Iraq, where Canada has been a participant since August, 2014, such a request is possible.
Canadian special forces man an observation bunker, Monday, February 20, 2017 in northern Iraq.
Don’t they mean such an order is a given? Because Canada goes where it’s told to go- Like straight to hell as is the present case! (Canada has turned into a wretched nation)
Canada is one of 17 countries currently assisting Iraqi and Kurdish forces in Iraq. About Canadian 800 troops now involved in what the Canadian Forces calls Operation Impact. About 70 are elite Special Forces from the Ontario-based JTF2. They train, advise and assist Kurdish fighters and when at risk themselves, have occasionally joined the fight.
Canada is already indirectly (that's directly involved) involved in the war in Syria. Since December, JTF2 has been advising Iraqi Kurds deployed near the Syrian border in northwestern Iraq”
Putting JTF2 right in bed with PKK terrorists- shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone given JTF2's ‘counterterrorism’ training- KurdIShIS-
If Canada were to become involved militarily( To become involved? Doublespeak, much?) in Syria again it could send a small number of JTF2 troops there in an advisory role. (They are already there) Another possibility is that Canada could be asked to provide “boots on the ground” to help protect civilians from violence in safe zones that Trump has said he intends to establish to prevent the Syrian refugee crisis from worsening.A bit of slip from Gen. Dave Anderson with the “we – that is, the Iraqi security forces” We indicating the deep and full involvement in taking Mosul undoubtedly occupying it afterwards
Canadian Brig.-Gen. Dave Anderson, who heads the coalition’s strategic advisory team in Iraq, told Postmedia in an interview late last year that discussions were already taking place then about how “we — that is, the Iraqi security forces — can not only take Mosul but hold it afterwards.”
Canada’s Iraq mission could be extended indefinitely as part of that effort.
The potential ask for Canada to extend or expand its role in the region comes as Ottawa undertakes an open-ended commitment to lead a NATO battalion in Latvia from this June, and continue training missions in Poland and Ukraine
Canada, wretched nation. Any questions?
NPR-Big Changes And Major Dilemmas Loom In Next Phase Of ISIS War In Syria
Next phase of war. War expansion. No lack of clarity on the Trump administration plans
“The way ahead for the Trump administration amounts only to a " 'supersize' of the Obama plan," says Jennifer Cafarella of the Institute for the Study of War, which laid out a blueprint last week for the way ahead in Syria. But that isn't enough, she argues”
- Trump To "Supersize President Obama's Strategy to Defeat Islamic State"
- The US Military Dives Deeper into Syria, Hunkering Down for the Long Haul
- Trumps Syrian Safe Zones: Trouble for Turkey & Syria / Undermining Astana Agreement
- Updated! Trump to Order Plan for Syria "Safe Zones": Document
“Even as Washington continues to figure out how to deal with Turkey, another big question involves its Arab allies.
The United States has long pressed for Arab states to participate in the anti-ISIS campaign, but has never been satisfied about their commitments. Jordan has sent some troops into Syria along its shared border, and Saudi Arabia has promised to send ground troops — but has not delivered.”
I just don’t think the US is that concerned- This is their plan. And Israel’s. And they keep advancing it! It's been interesting to observe the recalcitrant/reluctant behaviour of the aforementioned nation states, vs private players/NATO inbreds, to be involved with a regional remake that will see the demise of the said nation states. In other words- Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Jordan haven't been willing to participate in their own destruction. Which has not really bothered the US or Israel one little bit. They had the PKK in their back pocket all along and those three parties had everything to gain. Think of Libya? Same/Same. The US was the biggest player in destroying Libya.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu recently sent a clear message about his country's stance on the Syrian Kurds. "We do not wish any of our allies to stand with terrorist groups," he said.From Al Qaeda to ISIS and back to Al Qaeda again
Another progression or regression in narrative I’ve noticed the past little while is, as ISIS shrinks, AQ grows- In Iraq AQ morphed into ISIS- Which is reversing present day.
Emmanuel Goldstein / Goldstein Emmanuel only to become Emmanuel Goldstein again?
The switcheroo probably has some relation to a move towards Africa. Might just be time for a rebrand too? After all it’s been years since ISIS emerged. I'm in my tenth year of blogging and when PFYT began in 08, it was all AQ, all the time.
- 'A more dangerous long-term threat': Al-Qaida grows as Isis retreats
- Terror Threat to U.S. Airports Said to Grow as al-Qaeda Rebounds