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Exclusive - U.S. expands presence in Syrian desert, rebels say

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posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 06:25 AM
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I suppose the USA thinks by bombing pro Assad forces who are fighting ISIS that will somehow defeat ISIS ? Whoever dreamed up our mid-east policies should be put in jail or worse IMO.


AMMAN (Reuters) - U.S. troops based in Syria's southeastern desert have expanded their footprint, rebels there say, increasing the risk of direct ground confrontation between the Americans and Iran-backed pro-government forces.

U.S. special forces have been based since last year at Tanf, a strategic Syrian highway border crossing with Iraq, where the Americans have assisted rebels trying to recapture territory from fleeing Islamic State fighters.

The U.S.-backed Syrian rebels in the area are in competition with pro-government forces who are also trying to recapture territory from Islamic State.

On several occasions in recent weeks, warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition have struck pro-government forces to prevent them advancing, in what Washington has described as self defence.

Abu al-Atheer, military spokesman for the U.S.-backed Maghawir al-Thawra rebel group, told Reuters U.S. forces had spread from their initial location at Tanf to set up a second base at Zakf, around 60-70 km (40-50 miles) to the northeast.


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posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 06:47 AM
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Yeah there's been a massive increase in direct US support for terrorists in Syria as of late. It comes down to the fact that without direct intervention, probably an invasion at this point, the "moderate" opposition is done for.

A few days ago the Syrian Army and Iraqi Army, plus their allied Militias met up for the first time on the border. The Iraqis are no friends of the Syrian terrorists, so very bad news for them.



Not to mention numerous recent Syrian offensives against the terrorists (moderate opposition) have been absolutely disastrous for the terrorists.

Long time allies of the terrorists, like Jordan, seem to have switched sides in recent days. I can't find it now but I read an article about the Jordanian military firing on fighters who were attempting to flee from the Syrians by crossing into Jordan. On twitter there were reports of Jordanian artillery firing on terrorist positions in support of the Syrian Army.

I hope Trump sees the writing on the wall and doesn't do anything stupid. If I recall correctly one of his campaign promises was to end baseless US aggression against Syria and stop aiding the terrorists that Obama, Hillary and Kerry supported.
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posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 07:29 AM
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I hope Trump sees the writing on the wall and doesn't do anything stupid. If I recall correctly one of his campaign promises was to end baseless US aggression against Syria and stop aiding the terrorists that Obama, Hillary and Kerry supported.


Amen brother but I am slightly afraid the deep state has him by the short hairs at this stage..



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 09:16 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky
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I hope Trump sees the writing on the wall and doesn't do anything stupid. If I recall correctly one of his campaign promises was to end baseless US aggression against Syria and stop aiding the terrorists that Obama, Hillary and Kerry supported.


Amen brother but I am slightly afraid the deep state has him by the short hairs at this stage..


"The buck stops at Trump."
"America first."
"No more regime change."
"Lock her up."

But I suppose that's all "the deep states," fault, too?

"Anti-establishment," lol.



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 09:17 AM
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The contractors just put our their "we're hiring" sign....



posted on Jun, 15 2017 @ 09:24 AM
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Excellent thread. Yes, as Rome burns, the Emperor fiddles.

As US forces are illegally in another country trying to overthrow the government, the federal government can talk and think only of how the Russians stole the election from Hillary.

My goodness, we have the government we deserve.



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