The Syria conflict thread

budoslavic

Owl
Gold Member
^ Looks like the site is under attack when trying to access the article.

According to this post:
Large US military convoy enters northeast Syria after Damascus demands immediate withdrawal
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A large U.S. military convoy was seen entering northeastern Syria on Thursday, marking the first time since Damascus issued its letter to the United Nations Security Council demanding the immediate withdrawal of American forces from the Arab Republic.

According to a field report from northeastern Syria on Thursday, the U.S. military convoy entered the Al-Hasakah Governorate from neighboring Iraq, as they were observed entering the Arab Republic via the Al-Waleed Crossing.

The report said the U.S. military convoy consisted of a large amount of weapons and logistical equipment, which were transferred to their bases inside the Al-Hasakah and Deir Ezzor Governorates east of the Euphrates River.

They would add that the U.S. military convoy consisted of over 40 trucks and armored vehicles that were escorted by helicopters until they reached their destinations.

These movements by the U.S. military have become routine, with the latter often moving troops and equipment back and forth from neighboring Iraq.

Edit.

It only took 24 Hours: US Sends MAJOR Convoys Into Syria; Russian Moving Convoys to Intercept!

It only took Joe Biden 24 Hours to begin screwing up world affairs. The United States military is moving a MAJOR military convoy INTO eastern Syria. Russia is now moving their own MAJOR Convoy to intercept the US Convoy.

The map below shows the APPROXIMATE locations of both US and Russian Convoys.

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The Russians saw this major US deployment and began answering it with deployments of their own. Video below shows one such Russian convoy.


 
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dasher

Woodpecker
In order for that to happen within just one day, those troops must have been staged there in advance... In violation of Trump's orders.

I'm starting to think even the Insurrection Act wouldn't have helped.

Yes, DoD / Pentagon officials were actively deceiving Trump on troop status in Syria (and frankly, probably on every matter of any importance). He had opposition on all sides, and I think it's likely that even had he wanted to do something he would have had no support from anyone in any position of power.

 

GodfatherPartTwo

Woodpecker
One thing I still don't understand: all the traitors who left Trump and proceeded to smack talk him afterwards.

I can't help but feel betrayed by Trump himself for him to go out the way he did so I now I see those other traitors in a new light. Did they just get frustrated when they realized it wasn't going to go anywhere?
 

FrancisK

Woodpecker
Gold Member
One thing I still don't understand: all the traitors who left Trump and proceeded to smack talk him afterwards.

I can't help but feel betrayed by Trump himself for him to go out the way he did so I now I see those other traitors in a new light. Did they just get frustrated when they realized it wasn't going to go anywhere?

I would say it was the other way around, Trump was frustrated that all his efforts were for nothing because of the traitors and his efforts were wasted.
 

Papaya

Peacock
Gold Member
Trump was partly complicit, his main backers were hardcore Israel Firsters who would not have tolerated a full withdrawal from Syria. You can't just blame the MIC here.

So we went from neocon interventionism to neoliberal interventionism in Syria:


Straddling both the "America First" and "Israel Forever" positions simultaneously largely explains a lot of the awkwardness that plagued his administration from day 1

Diametrically opposed
 
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