Sunday, December 23, 2018

US/ Syrian Withdrawal Pt.2: Check Out Time is Long Overdue..

Following up on this post: US Syrian Withdrawal- "You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave."

1. Syria Doubts the US is Leaving

Syria’s UN Amabassador Bashar Ja’afari
"At first we need to see if this decision is genuine or not," he said. ‘The American decision was referring us to a delay of between 60 and 100 days so let is wait and see if this decision is being implemented genuinely."
The Syrian diplomat said announcements of troops withdrawals from other countries, including Iraq, were made during the previous administrations, but US forces are still there.
2. Turkey holding off on advancing

.. So much for these claims of working with the US to swap out one for the other? Israel wouldn’t hesitate

“We have postponed our military operation against the east of the Euphrates river until we see on the ground the result of America’s decision to withdraw from Syria.”

3. Pentagon Considering Using Special Ops to Continue on in Syria

“The Pentagon is considering using small teams of Special Operations forces to strike the Islamic State in Syria, one option for continuing an American military mission there despite President Trump’s order to withdraw troops from the country.”
To strike IS- roflmao
The strike teams are one of several options — including continued airstrikes and resupplying allied Kurdish fighters with arms and equipment —

4. Lo and Behold- The US continues to abundantly supply their proxy forces

A US-led coalition convoy of 150 trucks of troops and equipment has been forwarded to regions controlled by the Washington-backed militias in Northeastern Syria after President Donald Trump called for troops pullout from Syria, a Turkish state-owned daily reported on Sunday.

Yeni Safak claimed that 150 trucks, carrying arms and ammunition, have been sent by the US army to Kurdistan's People Protection Units (PKK), a military branch of the Democratic Unity Party in Northeastern Syria.
The daily went on to say that a sum of 500 US' trucks of arms and ammunitions have been forwarded to bases of the PKK and other People's Protection Units during the past week.   

The London-based pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said earlier this month that the US-led coalition forwarded a sum of 150 vehicles carrying military-logistic equipment to the SDF-held regions on the Eastern bank of the Euphrates River via Simalka passageway at Iraq-Syria border.
Divergent sources confirming the US continues to heavily supply the Kurdish militias..

Go back to this post: Rebrand Alert: Syrian Kurds/SDF to Rojova Kurds/Selling Annexation

All those arms pouring in while simultaneously the Rojova Peshmerga enter Syria...

5. Kurds concerned about the building presence of SAA in Arab majority areas they have stolen
Thousands of Syrian government forces have reached the west of the Euphrates River, spreading fear among some parts of the local population, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said.

Other reports suggest the government forces started to set up float bridges on the Euphrates.

Speculation “Tamimi said the arrival of Syrian forces may be an “anticipation of a possible deal being worked out with the SDF [Syrian Democratic Forces] where they can take land.”
Maybe a deal? Maybe not? If there was a deal why might the Kurdish atrocity committers be 'concerned'? Perhaps something else is at play, entirely, with the movement of troops on the SAA and the Turkish side of the equation?

Go back to this post" Are Turkey & Syria Coordinating Operations In North Eastern Syria? 
I posed this question not once, but twice.
"That was the question posed Friday. It's Monday and the question is still the same.
Two fronts to keep the Usrael backed Kurds busy?
One from the north west? One coming at them from the south?"
It is entirely possible. The enemy of my enemy can very easily be my friend.

6- Trump claims 2000 troops to be withdrawn. What about all the others?
Hattip annonymous commenter
AnonymousDecember 22, 2018 at 12:06 AM

This are great points, as always, and I appreciate you puttig all this in a numbered list. One thing that I believe is missing, not just here but amongst others writing, is that the US is only pulling out 2,000 troops despite Army Major General James Jarrad admitting that there was a total of 4,000 troops in Syria; so what happened to the other 2,000 (remember the US originally said there were only 500 there)?

A senior U.S. military commander said Tuesday that 4,000 American troops are on the ground in Syria, a figure far greater than the 503 personnel the Trump administration says are deployed there.
I’d covered something along these lines previously:

Go back to November 2017: Occupying Syria: SDF Reveals 4000 Troops in Syrian Kurdistan. Ahead of Geneva

“Nearly 4,000 troops and military advisors of the anti-Islamic State Global Coalition are present in Syria. Besides Americans, there are also German, British and French troops,”
More then a year ago the occupying proxy forces of Usrael admitted there were 4,000 troops present in Syria. Most of them are Americans. Undoubtedly additional forces have been sent in since that post of more then a year ago. Including a pile of US troops poured into Manbij.

Covered April 1/2018FSA Behind Manbij Bomb Resulting in Two Special Ops Casualties??
The United States is reportedly sending additional troops to the northern Syrian town of Manbij where Turkey threatens to attack soon.
At that time the number bandied about was 300 additional troops. 
Cutting to the chase- It's very likely the US has minimally 4,000 troops in Syria. As well as their proxy forces Alongside other members of the coaltion of the killing
If and that’s a big IF Trump removes 2,000 there are still thousands of Americans remaining
The media isn't mentioning this fact.

Last but certainly not the least: Putin speaking quite frankly about how Russia and Turkey have been able to work together regarding Syria

7.  Putin says Russia, Turkey reach compromise on Syria
Putin says Russia, Turkey reach compromise on Syria

 "We should be satisfied with the development of Russian-Turkish relations in the economy and security spheres. Although our interests do not coincide sometimes, we do find compromise solutions on resolving the Syrian crisis. We respect the Turkish people’s national interests in this direction. We see that our Turkish partners are likewise ready to seek a compromise and reach that compromise with us for the good of the situation in Syria, for the good of the fight against terrorism and for the benefit of strengthening our relations," the Russian leader said.

Putin noted that ties between Russia and Turkey were expanding. "In spite of the fact that Turkey is a NATO member-country and honors its commitments as a member of the alliance, it pursues an independent foreign policy."
"We appreciate that very much, this creates the conditions for predictability and stability of our relations," he stressed.

That's quite upbeat. 

Again, I ask for the third time now are Turkey, Iran and Syria coordinating in the east with the help of Russia? 

Related to a whole pile of previous posts:
 From earlier today:


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    SAA enters the town of Al - Arimah, in the western countryside of Manbij.
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    The New Head of Ukraine's Church Council Is A Brooklyn Born Rabbi

    via Google Translate:

    The new head of Ukraine's All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRU) is a Rabbi born in Brooklyn
    "With all these dividing things that are happening, they decided to put a Jew in charge (with the assumptions!)," Said Rabbi Bleich. The AUCCRU is a binomial advisory body. With what is happening in Ukraine, few have noticed that the head of this ecumenical council overseeing ecclesiastical issues in Ukraine is not a priest but a rabbi.
    Brooklyn, born Yaakov Dov Bleich, the head of the rabbi of Ukraine, took over the rotating presidency of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations in early July. He will hold this position at least by the end of this year. Thus, the first Christmas celebrations to be held by a falsely "unified and independent Ukrainian church" (see the schism recently founded by Bartholomew and from which the largest Ukrainian Orthodox Church with 12,000 parishes under Moscow jurisdiction) will be held under the auspices of an ecclesiastical council headed by a rabbi.

    The "new Orthodox Church of Ukraine" is now waiting to receive the volume of Autoclassy from the Patriarchate of Constantinople ....
    The AUCCRU has a total of 18 members, representing every major religious doctrine in the country. Evangelists, Adventists, Roman Catholics, Greek Catholics and all the various churches of Orthodoxy assisted by 2 Imams (both the Crimean Tatars and the majority Muslims are represented). At Bleich's initiative, the first Institution's meeting was held recently outside Kiev in Ternopil earlier this year, with the next one being held in February in Israel.
    "There are indeed a lot of things right now and as President of the Council I have been very busy with many of the different manifestations of the political process that is happening now," said Rabbi Bleich in the Tablet. "As I see it, my mandate / mandate is to do something that unites all the various religious leaders of the Ukrainian churches so that the Council maintains its coherence. It was important to maintain some resemblance of peace and dialogue among the various churches of Ukraine. »
    The irony is that the formation of an independent Ukrainian church is under the direction of an Ecumenical Council of Churches presided over by a Jew born in Brooklyn.
    "With all these dividing things happening they decided to put a Jew in charge (with the affairs!)," Said Rabbi Bleich.Tablet 21.12.18

    1. the Ukrainian Church was coopted long ago by the CIA, from my understanding- that move seems to verify

    The United States are preparing a war between Latin-American states
    by Thierry Meyssan

    ["John Bolton, the new US National Security Advisor, has relaunched the Pentagon’s project for the destruction of the State structures in the Caribbean Basin.

    We remember that in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the Secretary for Defense at that time, Donald Rumsfeld, created the Office of Force Transformation and nominated Admiral Arthur Cebrowski as its Director. Its mission was to train the US army for its new role in the era of financial globalisation. It was designed to change military culture in order to destroy the State structures of the regions which were not connected to the global economy. The first chapter of this plan consisted of dislocating the « Greater Middle East ». The second stage was intended to perform the same task in the « Caribbean Basin ». The plan was designed to destroy some twenty coastal and insular States, with the exception of Colombia, Mexico and as far as possible, territories belonging to the United Kingdom, the United States, France and Holland..."] ***read rest of story***


      Plan to overthrow the Venezuelan Dictatorship – “Masterstroke”
      by Kurt W. Tidd



    via google translate...

    The US International Alliance bombed the Euphrates bridge to prevent the Syrian army from crossing it ...


    via google translate

    The United States, in view of their withdrawal, has asked Iraq to penetrate 70km to Syria and Baghdad refused ....

    Washington has asked Baghdad to enter the Syrian territory by 70 km in view of the withdrawal of US troops. Iraq has denied declaring that it has no authority to do so. However, Iraqi anti-terrorist forces may carry out special operations on Syrian territory after consulting Syrian administration. At the same time, it is rumored that the next Arab country leader expected to visit Damascus in the coming days will be the President of Iraq.

    Iranian forces are withdrawing from the province of Deir Ezzor in Syria and heading for Iraqi borders while some pro-Sitic organizations return to Iraq.


    via google translate

    Manbij elevated the Syrian flag and poster of Assad while the Turkish army is preparing an invasion .... Photo

    In the city of Manbij, the Syrian flag was raised and posters of President Bashar al-Assad were posted, while Manbij welcomed the Syrian Arab Army. All this, as information from the Kurdish side reports that Turkey is gathering forces close to the city to invade and from Syrian sources sources say significant aids of the Syrian army have been sent in the direction of the city to enter these before the Turks.
    According to the opposition syriahr in the not-worthwhile business after the US decision to withdraw from Syria a US helicopter evacuated a high-ranking official from the base at Ain Issa in an unknown direction.

    At the same time, other information wants the US to empty its base at Al Tanf and to prepare to stop its air operations, which, as yesterday they had not done since they invaded the east of the Euphrates, and there is evidence ....

  7. IMOW...I don't believe Mattis is finished doing what he does. As you say Penny "rebranding" is all conclusive for me...

  8. thanks for all the updates wallflower :)