Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Want to know why pulling out of Syria is a smart move? Syrian Free Army teams with Turkey to launch offensive...the same SFA that we were supporting!

Complex and chaotic doesn't properly describe how crazy Syria is right now.  Want to know why pulling out of Syria is a smart move?  Check out the story below.

via Reuters.
Turkish forces and Syrian rebel allies will push into Syria “shortly”, a Turkish official said on Wednesday, in an operation world powers fear could open a new phase in Syria’s war and deepen regional turmoil.

Turkey has been poised to advance into northeast Syria since U.S. troops began vacating the area in an abrupt policy shift by U.S. President Donald Trump widely criticised in Washington as a betrayal of America’s Kurdish militia allies.

On Tuesday, Turkish officials told Reuters that the military had struck the Syrian-Iraqi border to prevent Kurdish forces using the route to reinforce the region, though details of the strikes were hazy.

“The deployments, preparations are continuing,” Defence Minister Hulusi Akar told state-owned Anadolu news agency.

Ankara has said it intends to create a “safe zone” in order to return millions of refugees to Syrian soil, but the scheme has alarmed some Western allies as much as the risks posed by the military operation itself.

For Turkey, which views Kurdish YPG fighters in northeast Syria as terrorists because of their ties to militants waging an insurgency inside Turkey, an influx of non-Kurdish Syrians would help it secure a buffer against its main security threat.
This is the part that the smartest guys in the room won't tell you.

This thing is a massive shooting circle with everyone shooting at each other. The Syrian Free Army are the same people that Graham and  McCain visited and lauded as champions of the Syrian people.  They were also composed of ISIS members AND they're now allied with Turkey on this planned push to seize Syrian lands.

The YPG, part of our Kurdish allies are labeled as terrorists by the Turkish govt.  Do you not remember the big kerfuffle about the SEAL Team that was spotted wearing their patches and how the Turks went batshit crazy about it?


But to add gas to the fire do you remember that the Kurds pissed off Turkey, Iraq AND Syria by declaring a state that would gobble up parts of Syria and Iraq?

The Kurds have fought by our side and fought well.  But they made a strategic mistake of epic magnitude by demanding a state.  Additionally from my understanding they did it without consultation, or if they did consult us they rejected our counsel to stand down.

Syria is a massive tarbaby that will gobble up parts of our forces for another century.

I don't buy for one minute the idea that its essential that we remain to safeguard Israel either.  The Israelis are quite capable.  We're poised to cross swords with Iran (hope not but they're literally insane) and Hezbollah will get stomped when Iran out of necessity has to pullback to deal with internal problems.

It's time to leave.

Trump's instincts were right.  His messaging is goofy, erratic, and confusing...with huge doses of megalomania mixed in.

But he's still right.  Time to bail on the Syria quagmire.

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