US is setting up its military bases in the territories that
were liberated from Daesh by our fighters during the
fight against terrorism,” ~ Senior
Representative of the US armed, proxy, SDF forces.
very little fanfare from the western media, the US is quietly
creating a hostile military footprint inside Syria.
establishing a chain of airbases, military outposts and missile bases
inside Syria, the US is illegally, stealth-occupying a sovereign
nation. The number of US military installations in Syria has
increased to eight bases according to recent
reports, and possibly nine according to one othermilitary
should also not forget the malevolent presence of Israel in the
criminally annexed southern Syrian territory of the Golan
Heights. This could just as easily be included in the list of US
military outposts inside Syria.
regional intelligence sources disclosed mid-June that the US military
moved a new truck-mounted, long-range rocket launcher from Jordan to
a US base in al-Tanf in Southeastern Homs, near the Iraqi and
Jordanian borders, stepping up its presence in the area.
sources said the (High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems – HIMARS)
had moved into the desert garrison, which saw a buildup in recent
weeks as tensions escalate after the US-led coalition struck
positions of the Syrian forces to prevent them advancing toward the
have arrived now in al-Tanf and they are a significant boost to the
US military presence there,” one senior intelligence source said,
without elaborating. “The HIMARS had already been deployed in
Northern Syria with US-backed forces battling ISIL militants”, he dded.
missile system’s deployment at al-Tanf would give US forces the
ability to strike targets within its 300-kilometer range. ~ FarsNews
report in FarsNews today
goes so far as to suggest that the US has now established a total of
six military air-base facilities. This might represent wishful
thinking on behalf of the geopolitically ambitious Kurdish factions
who are seeking establish an independent state inside Syria [it
must be noted that many Syrian Kurds oppose this agenda and have
remained loyal to Syria]:
US has set up two airports in Hasaka, one airport in Qamishli, two
airports in al-Malekiyeh (Dirik), and one more airport in Tal Abyadh
at border with Turkey in addition to a military squad center in the
town of Manbij in Northeastern Aleppo,” Hamou said.
March 2016, a Reuters report
also discussed the US establishment of military air-bases in
North East Syria, in Hasaka and in Northern Syria, in Kobani. Both
areas that are controlled by Kurdish forces, maintained by the
US, and championed
by Israel in their bid for statehood and independence from
Syria which would inevitably entail the annexing of Syrian territory.
Erbil-based news website BasNews, quoting a military source in the
Kurdish-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF), said most of the work
on a runway in the oil town of Rmeilan in Hasaka was complete while a
new air base southeast of Kobani, straddling the Turkish border, was
being constructed.” ~ Reuters
CENTCOM were quick to deny such a blatant violation of International
law with familiar doublespeak that left room for the interpretation
that the US was indeed preparing to empower its Kurdish proxies in
their bid for “independence”.
location and troop strength remains small and in keeping with what
has been previously briefed by defense officials,” he said in a
statement. “That being said, U.S.
forces in Syria are
consistently looking for ways to increase efficiency for logistics
and personnel recovery support.” (Emphasis dded)
April 2017, CENTCOM announced that
they were “expanding” the airbase in Kobani:
Air Force has expanded an air base in northern Syria to assist in the
fight to retake the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State, U.S.
Central Command said. The base is near Kobani, which is about 90
miles north of Raqqa, the last urban stronghold for ISIS in Syria. It
gives the United States an additional location to launch aircraft to
support U.S. and other anti-ISIS forces in the campaign to recapture
the city, said Col. John Thomas, a spokesman for Central Command.”
following video was taken from Operation Inherent Resolve
Facebook page. A United States Air Force MC-130 crew prepares for a
resupply airdrop over an undisclosed location
from the 621st Contingency Response Group have been deployed to
modify and “expand” the Kobani airbase, with the stated intention
of supporting anti-ISIS
the ground in Syria.
fundamental flaw with US
that they do not include the Syrian Arab Army, Russia and
their allies who have been systematically fighting ISIS &
NATO state extremists, since the start of the externally waged war
against Syria. The US coalition is, in reality, an uninvited, hostile
force, violating Syria’s territorial integrity, operating
under the false pretext of combatting ISIS while many reports expose
between US coalition command & forces and ISIS.
jet was brought down in Rasafah, in the southern Raqqa countryside.
“flagrant attack was an attempt to undermine the efforts of the
army as the only effective force capable with its allies … in
fighting terrorism across its territory”, the statement said. “This
comes at a time when the Syrian army and its allies were making clear
advances in fighting the [Islamic State] terrorist group.“ ~ Syrian
Arab Army statement
Airforce illustration showing
how the Contingency Response Group operates.
this increase in US military activity inside Syria, the number of
civilian deaths under US
coalition airstrikes has also been dramatically increasing.
CENTCOM has admitted responsibility for the deaths of 484 civilians
in their alleged anti-ISIS operations
in Iraq and Syria but it is extremely likely that this figure is
being artificially lowered from its realistic level:
civilians were killed and others were injured in a new massacre
committed by the aircrafts of the US-led international coalition on
al-Sour town in northern Deir Ezzor.
and media sources confirmed that warplanes of the US-led coalition
launched raids on civilians’ homes in al-Sour in the northern
countryside of Deir Ezzor province, claiming the lives of eight
people and injuring many others. ~ SANA
Military Footprint is Strategically Placed
US military footprint has been strategically placed inside Syria. The
US has been waging a war against the sovereign nation of Syria for
over six years in an attempt to secure “regime change” and the
creation of a suitable puppet regime, compliant to US hegemony in the
region. It has failed. Its multiple proxies have been consummately
driven out and forced to retreat by the Syrian Arab Army and its
allies. A recent article in the Duran demonstrates
the Russia effect on the battles to liberate Syria from the clutches
of NATO and Gulf state terrorists. The following two maps were
taken from the article:
in Syria at end of June 2017.
2015, just before Russia launched their legal intervention against
terrorism in Syria at the invitation of the internationally
recognised Syrian government.
on information regarding the US military bases in Syria, even with
some variation ref numbers of bases versus outposts, we can pinpoint
the main areas of concern for Washington:
- Hasaka: Abu Hajr (Rmaylan), Kharab al-Jeer, Hasaka Dam
- Raqqah: Kobane, Tal al-Samn
- N. Rural Aleppo: Kharab Keshk, Jadbiy'yat
US bases are concentrated in the areas controlled by their currently,
preferred proxies, the SDF in the north of Syria and the Maghawir
al Thawra &
Southern Front militant forces, close to Al Tanf on the Syrian border
a recent article for the American
political analyst, Sharmine
out the US agenda, in establishing a military camp at Al Tanf and the
abject failure of this military strategy:
Syrian control over the highway running from Deir ez-Zor to Albu
Kamal and al-Qaim is also a priority for Syria’s allies in Iran.
Dr. Masoud Asadollahi, a Damascus-based expert in Middle East affairs
explains: “The road through Albu Kamal is Iran’s favored option –
it is a shorter path to Baghdad, safer, and runs through green,
habitable areas. The M1 highway (Damascus-Baghdad) is more dangerous
for Iran because it runs through Iraq’s Anbar province and areas
that are mostly desert.”
the U.S. objective in al-Tanaf was to block the southern highway
between Syria and Iraq, thereby cutting off Iran’s land access to
the borders of Palestine, they have been badly outmaneuvered. Syrian,
Iraqi, and allied troops have now essentially trapped the U.S.-led
forces in a fairly useless triangle down south, and created a new
triangle (between Palmyra, Deir ez-Zor, and Albu Kamal) for their
“final battle” against ISIS.”
the North, we can speculate that the US is trying to create
optimum conditions for an autonomous Kurdish region and the
eventual partitioning of Syria, following the already skewed US
road map. According to Gevorg
Associate Professor of Political Science at Russia’s Finance
University, Kurds control 20% of Syrian territory, when ISIS is
defeated the likelihood is that they will want to declare a
“sovereign” state. This would play into, not only US, but
primarily Israel’s hands.
US/Israeli agenda has clearly been to form a buffer zone inside all
Syrian borders from North to East to South preventing Syrian access
to neighbouring country borders & territory and reducing Syria to
a geopolitically isolated, internalized peninsular.
This plan was discussed by Syriana Analysis:
even set up a base at Al Tanf in the southern part,
it’s an American base within the country of Syria,”
Black said. “You can’t get a more obvious violation
of international law than to actually move in and set
up a military base in a sovereign country that has never
taken any offensive action towards our country.” ~ Senator
US is relentlessly flaunting international law, as it has
throughout this protracted conflict – it has established, inside
Syria, almost as
many bases as it has set up in its regional, rogue state
allies, Saudi Arabia and Israel. Syria, a country that the US has
been punishing for over six years, via economic, media and militant
terrorism. The lawlessness of the US hegemon has now reached epic
proportions and threatens to engulf Syria and the region in sectarian
conflict for a while yet thanks to its Machiavellian meddling in a
sovereign nation’s affairs on almost every front.
the US has consistently underestimated its foe and apparently
failed to factor in the Russian military capability. On Wednesday,
Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers struck ISIS targets in Syria with
X-101 cruise missiles, as reported by South
strike was made from the range of about 1,000 kilometers.
The Tu-95MS bombers took off from an airfield in Russia.”
a practical military perspective, the US is out of its depth in Syria
and no amount of proxies are going to change that fact, it remains to
be seen to what extent the US will further bury itself in a swamp of
its own making before it concedes defeat to the steadfastness of the
Syrian people, the Syrian Arab Army and the Syrian state.
Planet Earth, and the creatures thereon, need more than anything is
leaders in the West who are intelligent, who have a moral conscience,
who respect truth, and who are capable of understanding the limits to
the Western World has no such people.”
Trump to give Putin
to give Putin Ultimatum at G-20 Summit - back down remove Assad or
face war, at least that is what it appears to be by the US Troop
movement in Syria up to 9 US basis have been established in a
sovereign nation without consent with the government and a nation
that the US supposedly is not at war with. President Putin doesn't
appear to be taken these threats lightly either, he has sought
Parliamentary approval to move in war planes to be based in Syria.
Where does President Assad fit into all this, your guess is as good
as any I suppose.