Thursday, August 17, 2017

US forces in Syria for decades?

via Reuters.
Washington's main Syrian ally in the fight against Islamic State says the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of militias dominated by the Kurdish YPG, believes the United States has a "strategic interest" in staying on, SDF spokesman Talal Silo told Reuters.

"They have a strategy policy for decades to come. There will be military, economic and political agreements in the long term between the leadership of the northern areas (of Syria) ... and the U.S. administration," Silo said.
Story here.

Wow.  Fucking really?  Seriously?  So we're gonna put what?  A Stryker Brigade in N. Syria so they can be speed bumps for Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and every sandal wearing terrorist in the region?

Who thinks this stuff up?

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