Saturday, September 23, 2017

The US backed SDF takes Large Portion of Syrian Oilfields from US backed ISIS

Unless you've been asleep & have been reading any where else but here you would be unaware that this is a repeating pattern. The Kurds, on too many occasions to recount, have seen ISIS completely melt away, or the Kurds simply give ISIS a free pass at just the most opportune time. The ISIS walk away always allows the Kurds to take territory and resources- Water as just one example- Tabqa dam: Kurds Allow ISIS to Leave Tabqa & "Live to Fight Another Day"  Oil, most recently. The taking of the oil fields of Deir ez Zor - sees the same pattern, the one that has played out for years now, repeat itself yet again.

Yesterday it was reported that the oil fields were aflame.

Yes, it’s SOHR- But I have no doubt that “ISIS” would take undertake this type of action.

Image accompanying SOHR article
The smoke would hide nearly all that was taking place on the ground, conveniently
“SOHR hasn’t received information so far whether this fire is caused by burning the oil fields by the organization or burning holes filled with oil to confuse the warplanes and surveillance aircraft.  The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 19th of September 2017 that the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned that the flames have been raging for more than three hours in the largest gas field in Syria, the Koniko gas field, of which the regime forces are about 5 km away, the Syria Democratic Forces are about 13 km away”

 According to SOHR, SDF was 13 kms away and yet through all this smoke and fire they were able to “take the fields” from ISIS. From a distance more then double that of Syrian army? Through all the fire and smoke? Well, they are the best and fiercest and most blah, blah, blah fighters...

U.S.-backed forces on Saturday seized a major natural gas field in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province from Islamic State militants

US-backed SDF says it took Syria's largest gas field from IS

U.S.-backed Syrian fighters captured Saturday the country's largest gas field from the Islamic State group in an eastern province that borders Iraq as they race with government forces to capture the energy-rich region, a senior official with the group said.

Another SDF spokesman, Brig. Gen. Talal Sillo, said the fighting in the area left 65 IS fighters dead while more than 100 gunmen surrendered.

Of course I don’t believe Gen Talal Sillo, what so ever. It’s most likely no ISIS fighters are dead. Though they may have some oil field workers/random poor sod bodies to drag around and claim they are ISIS- and no one surrendered from the US backed ISIS to the US backed Kurdish militias either.
Sillo said that SDF fighters marched toward the field from the nearby village of Khsham under the cover of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.

Like I said they’ll have some bodies to drag around as props.

At the moment, nearly 80 percent of oil resources in Deir ez-Zor are under IS [Daesh] control. As regards gas deposits, almost all of them are still under control of terrorists. All the plants and gas fields, which I refer to, are located on the other side of the Euphrates [the northern part of Deir ez-Zor] — this is Conoco, Omar, Jafra, Al-Isba and Tanak, and most gas processing plants are also located there."

The representative noted that the infrastructure of gas fields had been significantly damaged.

"According to our data, the terrorists have completely destroyed the infrastructure in the Omar and Tanak gas fields, a part of the facilities in Conoco have been destroyed as well…  Reconstruction of gas fields' infrastructure is possible, but the damages may be assessed only when we are able to visit this places and hold careful examination," Hamid said.

  Flashback to 2014- When I first wrote about the symbiosis between the Kurds and ISIS


  1. I'll be watching this scenario- if anyone reads anything else leave a link?

  2. What about this?

    Is it in any way connected with your post above?

  3. Well, the following was to expected nothing major just some legality within the turkey with regards to iran and syrian operations.

    Next to this something depending on ones view on what severity he/she thinks happened.

    1. hey Kaz
      saw the news about Turkey's extended mandate

      as for the activist and her daughter?
      not sure which party killed them?
      But it won't look good for Turkey that's for sure.

    2. I was actually writing quite a long text, but to be honest it doesn't really matter anymore, I can only say the following 3 words.

      Welcome to Syria.

    3. I wish it was convoluted. Than I would have an easier time.

      My straightforward response would be that Assad has something similar to stasi. But I know from your earlier posts and comments that it would take to much effort similar to preparing a judiciary case to explain my case.

    4. OK, Kaz, understood.
      I've read previously about Syria having this type of organization-

  4. Just passing by.

    1. meanwhile the US is talking occupation of the territory..

    2. This is fun.

      A few eu countries have pulled out troops and Amerika has move some troops over the border. Syria Army is moving very fast toward those bases and Assad has said if you didn't receive an invitation you are the enemy. Then with Russia and other Syrian friends I wonder if Amerikas bat-shit-crazy potus gate keeper will want Amerikan troops to die there. Then again since Amerikas press is owned by the rabid few as b pointed out today anything is possible. Sad.

    3. thanks jo!!- I read the article

  5. Hi Penny,
    Just thought I would share SyriaGirl's comment on the Oilfields.
    22 mins ·
    Doesn't matter who gets to the oil fields in Deir Ezzor first. The Syrian army is going to go in and take them regardless. God have mercy on any fool who dares stand in their way. What do they think this is running race with a trophy at the end? Well, they are in for a shock of their lives. Those oil fields belong to the Syrian people, and that is who they will be feeding.

    1. Hey Gordon:
      I percent hope Syria Girl is correct!
      And I have never wanted to see Syria destabilized. and I sure as hell don't want to see it broken up,
      Especially when one thinks of the absolute power Israel will have in the region- It's horrific to consider the repercussions given Israel's reputation for abuse, abuse, abuse.

      The oil fields do belong to all the Syrian people and they need the revenue to rebuild- I've talked this before--

    2. that is I 100 percent hope...
      forget my 100 (yikes)

  6. The current goal agreed by US coalition and Russia n Co. is the elimination of ISIS. SO syria will not just yet go in and grab those oilfields. There will be a negotiation likely to happen between US coalition and Russia and Co., after SYria is free of ISIS, and this is what US and co are doing..grabbing some oil fields for the bargain of post ISIS syria. It will all come down to negotiations after..that' the Russian style.They have the upper hand.

    1. anonymous:

      I definitely don't know who you are referencing when you say "they have the upper hand"?

      It appears kurdIShIS haven't grabbed some of the oil fields they may have grabbed most of the oil fields-

      Considering that and the control of major, major water resources in KurdIShIS/US hands I'm not certain, though I could be mistaken, it is Russia/Syria that has the upper hand.
      Realizing there are other factors I may have not considered fully

    2. Yes..They ..I mean to say Russia and co...if they persist in what they beleieve in...US approach is based on a gamble for a new reality in Syria...

  7. In 2003 many people understood what really was behind the smokescreen of WMD. The Oded Yinon Plan came immediately to the attention of the public. People understood that the mantra 'the war is for oil' really ment 'oil for Israel'.

    "Israel seeks pipeline for Iraqi oil. US discusses plan to pump fuel to its regional ally and solve energy headache at a stroke"@

    "Plans to build a pipeline to siphon oil from newly conquered Iraq to Israel are being discussed between Washington, Tel Aviv and potential future government figures in Baghdad.
    The plan envisages the reconstruction of an old pipeline, inactive since the end of the British mandate in Palestine in 1948, when the flow from Iraq's northern oilfields to Palestine was re-directed to Syria.
    Now, its resurrection would transform economic power in the region, bringing revenue to the new US-dominated Iraq, cutting out Syria and solving Israel's energy crisis at a stroke.
    It would also create an end less and easily accessible source of cheap Iraqi oil for the US guaranteed by reliable allies other than Saudi Arabia - a keystone of US foreign policy for decades and especially since 11 September 2001".

    Creation of Kurdistan is the keystone of the new edifice of a totally Israeli dominated ME. Things did no go as smoothly as expected (Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran did not disintegrate as the plan indicated) and more preparation was necessary. Somehow this goal was covered by a thick smokescreen and is still gleaned over by the most astute analysts of the ME. It looks like people are deliberately pushed to look in different directions.

    1. wizoz "It looks like people are deliberately pushed to look in different directions"

      that's how it looked to me for a long time- deliberate obfuscation

      btw I left you a comment at sakers regarding the times you had mentioned that Queen
      The moderator didn't let it through and left you a message.

      Sadly I didn't save the links- if I have time later I will try to find them again-

    2. Yes, apparently the moderators there don't like the subject either.