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Should Anyone Believe U.S. State Department Promises on Syria?

By Sophie Mangal | Inside Syria Media Center | August 21, 2017

On August 18, during a regular briefing, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department, Heather Nauert, stated that the United States doesn’t intend to extend its stay in Syria after the Islamic State is defeated.

“That is our intent, to defeat ISIS and not do anything more than that. Syria must be governed by its own people and not by the United States or other forces,” Nauert added.

Thus, Ms Nauert commented on the statement of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) official Talal Silo, who in interview with Reuters noticed that the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.

According to Silo, Washington has a strategic interest in staying in the country following the defeat of terrorism for another several decades.

Actually, such a statement by the U.S. officials sounds a little bit strange and slightly hypocritical. Reuters correspondents have previously found out that seven American military bases are deployed on the territory of Syrian Kurdistan, which is located near the Syrian-Turkish border. However, the exact location of the bases is not revealed by the military command of the coalition, referring to security requirements.

Meanwhile, Reuters journalists witnessed how American military helicopters (Blackhawk and Apache) took off from the territory of a concrete plant to the southeast of the city of Kobani – where allegedly the largest American airbase in Syria is located. At the same time, the spokesman for Central Command Colonel John Thomas confirmed in April this year that this base is an additional location to launch aircraft to support U.S. and other anti-ISIS forces in the campaign to recapture the city of Raqqa.

After setting up the military bases in the northern part of Syria, Washington will unlikely hand over them to the Kurdish militia and moreover to the Syrian authorities. Most likely, even after theoretical victory over ISIS, the U.S. will reserve these areas as dividends for ‘fighting terrorism’.

Reserving vast territories in Syria, Washington will continue to wreak havoc and instability in the region by supporting the Kurds and attempting to dissect Syria and create several independent quasi-states on its territory.

The participation of Americans in military campaigns (Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan) shows us that if Washington comes into conflict it rarely leaves. But this pathological pattern can be broken in new geopolitical conditions.

August 21, 2017 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Militarism, Timeless or most popular, Wars for Israel | , ,


  1. Just as the Zioentity so-called Israel, which I’ve read has extensive and growing ties with the Kurds for its own demented agenda, would have it.

    I give zero credence to anything emanating from the State Department. Whoever its spokesperson — once, that Navy admiral Kirby who is now a CNN mouthpiece; now, apparently one of the perky, uber arrogant women of State — is a shill, unworthy of any diplomacy espoused by me.

    Comment by roberthstiver | August 21, 2017 | Reply

  2. Given that the Military Industrial Complex has been financing and supplying arms to ISIS(as well as air cover) the words of the State Department are simply empty rhetoric.

    “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities”….Voltaire.

    “We’ll know our disinformation is complete when everything the American people believes is false”…….William Casey, CIA Director 1981.

    “Don’t take any notice of someone who is “A spokesman for the State Department”……….Me.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | August 21, 2017 | Reply

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