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A US-Turkish Clash – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 21, 2018

As is often the case, when the used is as bad as the user, the user gets used.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/01/patrick-j-buchanan/a-us-turkish-clash-in-syria/

The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria — with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides.

Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria’s border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south as well.

Says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, “We will destroy all terror nests, one by one, in Syria, starting from Afrin and Manbij.”

For Erdogan, the Kurdish YPG, the major U.S. ally in Syria, is an arm of the Kurdish PKK in Turkey, which we and the Turks have designated as a terrorist organization

Have the American people been had again?

Will they support a clash with NATO ally Turkey, to keep armed Kurds on Turkey’s border, when the Turks regard them as terrorists?

Are we prepared for a shooting war with a Syrian army, backed by Russia, Iran, Hezbollah and Shiite militias from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan, to hold onto a fourth of Syria’s territory in alliance with Kurds?

The U.S. coalition in Syria said this week the BSF will be built up “over the next several years” and “be stationed along the borders … to include portions of the Euphrates river valley and international borders to the east and north.”

Remarkable: A U.S.-created border army is going to occupy and control long stretches of Syria’s borders with Turkey and Iraq, over Syria’s objections. And the U.S. military will stand behind the BSF.

Are the 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria really up to that task, should the Turks decide to cleanse the Syrian border of Kurds, or should the Syrian regime decide to take back territory occupied by the Kurds?

Who sanctioned this commitment to a new army, which, if Syria and its Russian and Iranian allies, and the Turks, do not all back down, risks a major U.S. war with no allies but the Kurds?…

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2 Responses to “A US-Turkish Clash – LewRockwell”

  1. Reblogged this on The Most Revolutionary Act and commented:
    Turkey counters CIA/Pentagon efforts to split Syria by militarily backing a separate Kurdish state. Meanwhile Russia pulls out troops and air cover to allow them. I guess the next move is up to the US. I have no doubt Russia will re-engage if US forces attack Turkish aircraft or troops.

  2. I say the US will bribe Turkey with more money, not attack. Turkey is NATO ally. Next to godliness!!! If Russia engages it would be to help the Kurds. Russia pulled out because ISIS is close to being defeated. Why be stupid and hang around? Not that the US can’t save itself from the jaws of victory.

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