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Why the hell is Norway in Syria? Answer: doing NATO's bidding. Last time I checked, tho, the Middle East is nowhere near the North Atlantic. https://t.co/Doq8IoH2qG
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) May 20, 2017
— Partisangirl 🇸🇾 (@Partisangirl) May 20, 2017
“The ridiculous Norwegian army”?????
I do not believe that Norway’s special forces can be labeled ridiculous by any standard.
Their Norwegian Marinejegerkommandoen (MJK) and Forsvarets Spesialkommando (FSK) cooperate and cross train with Special Air Services (SAS) and Special Boat Service (SBS), Delta Force and the Navy SEALs among others.
And although I like your work, Partisangirl, they will kick your ass any time.
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— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) May 19, 2017
— Sharmine Narwani (@snarwani) May 18, 2017
JUST IN: Military official: US strikes Syrian regime-allied militia that refused warnings to stop advancing toward US special forces.
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) May 18, 2017
“The American command explained the strike on pro-government Syrian forces, saying that these forces represented a threat to opposition which cooperates with the US-led coalition,” Lavrov said on Friday. “Whatever the reason for the US command to make this decision, this strike is illegitimate and unlawful. It’s yet another harsh violation of Syria’s sovereignty.”
Addendum added below
The Syrian army is on the way to liberate the ISIS besieged city of some 100,000 and garrison of Deir Ezzor in the east of the country. The U.S. has trained a few thousand “New Syrian Army” insurgents in Jordan and is reportedly prepared to march these and its own forces from Jordan through the east-Syrian desert all the way up to Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. About a year ago it occupied the al-Tanf (al-Tanaf) border station which consists of only a few buildings in the mid of the desert. The station between Syria and Iraq near the Jordan border triangle was previously held by a small ISIS group.
A U.S. move from the south up towards the Euphrates would cut off the Syrian government from the whole south-east of the country and from its people in Deir Ezzor. While that area is sparsely populated it also has medium size oil and gas fields and is the land connection to the Syrian allies in Iraq.
With most expecting Trump to strike North Korea as part of his next foreign military adventure-cum-distraction from the chaos in D.C., the president once again surprised everyone by pulling a lighting bolt, striking twice in one month in the same place.
According to Reuters coalition jets have struck an Assad convoy in Southern Syria; near Tanf where US and British special operations forces have been training Syrian rebel fighters near the border with Iraq and Jordan. A US-led coalition spokesperson has confirmed that coalition strikes in southern Syria struck Syrian government militia “after it moved against US-backed forces in Syria.”
According to a BuzzFeed News reporter, Syrian rebels based with the US Special Forces in the area said that militia supporting the Syrian army has been nearby as well.
Assad to be the 1st of Irlmaier's tripartite of assassinated victims? https://t.co/B8lQJjYQrF
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) May 16, 2017
— Blacklisted News (@BlacklistedNews) May 16, 2017
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Just over a month after the US launched a cruise missile attack at Syria, US relations with Syria are deteriorating rapidly once more after the State Department accused the Syrian government of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners and burning the bodies in a large crematorium outside the capital.
According to Reuters, Stuart Jones, the acting assistant secretary of near eastern affairs, told reporters on Monday that the State Department believes that about 50 detainees a day are being hanged at Saydnaya military prison, about 45 minutes from Damascus. Many of the bodies, it said, are then being burned in the prison’s crematorium in order to hide evidence of mass murder.
— Kurt Nimmo (@kurt_nimmo) May 15, 2017
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) May 15, 2017
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Looks like NATO forces will be waging a ground-war in Syria this year. It's no biggie. It's only going to be the end of world.
— Alois Irlmaier (@AloisIrlmaier) May 15, 2017
Days after reports that Damascus was on high alert due to increased U.S. troop levels on the Jordanian border and an apparent preparation for an invasion from the south and southeast, the United States and Britain have indeed pushed into Syria from the very location earlier reports suggested would be used.
Fighting alongside jihadist terrorist organization, Jaysh Mughawr al-Thurah, a subsidiary of the Free Syrian Army, U.S. and British forces were filmed traveling through the Tanf border crossing in Homs governate. The troops were apparently heading towards the Hamimah area.
The reports were released first from the SMART News Agency, which writes that approximately 150 U.S. and British military personnel have entered Syria from Jordan.
The U.S. has long asserted itself as a peacemaker in the ongoing war in Syria, attempting to paint the country’s president, Bashar al-Assad, as the root cause of the conflict. At the same time, the United States government maintains that peace would be impossible without American interference, which, of course, comes with the added aim of ousting Assad.
However, anyone who has been following the conflict closely should know this is not the case – at all. Never mind that the U.S. openly destroyed Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, Libya, and Yemen, to name a few; America’s conduct in Syria has been far from peaceful.
H/t reader squodgy:
“Didn’t see any of this in the Mainstream or British Bullshit Corporation.”
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h/t Kate G
The useless United Nations has been “monitoring” this situation in Turkey for the past three years.
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It makes it possible for the Syrian army to start recapturing the east from ISIS without giving up on defeat of al-Qaeda in the long term
IMO the “de-escalation zones” are a clever trick. Thank God.
IMO Putin and Lavrov are even more clever than I had thought. The Astana process proposal for “de-escalation zones” in Syria has something for everyone:
Prosecutors say Maximilian T covered for friend as he posed as Syrian refugee
The plot was exposed with the arrest of a German lieutenant, Franco A, who was found to be posing as a Syrian refugee in order to carry out a shooting attack targeting left-wing politicians.