The Debate – US Syria Deployment

by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor … with Press TV and Jim Jatras

It did not take me long to figure out during the 2014 election that the Syrian army would die on the battlefield before it would give up their country to the Western terrorists. I was looking into the eyes of Washington’s soldiers fighting the Hessian mercs that Britain used against us.

[ Editor’s Note: This was a good show to catch a guest slot on, as we have been spending a lot of time on the fast moving Syrian War. When things are moving like they are now, it is easy to miss key clues in the blur of what is happening.

As VT readers know we have been on pins and needles hoping that the Turks would not be so stupid to think they were going to fight their way through to Manbij, driving the Kurds out, when their main forces were fully engaged in trying to encircle Raqqa north of the Euphrates and cut the supply road to Deir Ezzor.

For Turkey to open a new front on the Western Kurdish territory border would be like a diversion attack to help out Daesh. But we saw US Special Forces and Russian military MPs deploy to Manbij quickly, closing that door.

The SAA has been clearing the territory east of al-Bab to Lake Assad quickly, because it was lightly held other than Deir-Hafer, which they bypassed Patton-style to avoid getting tied down with a siege there.

If I were running the Syrian war, I would be willing to make some tradeoffs to keep the military success moving along, as the more territory and population that Assad has recaptured, the stronger position that he and the Syrian army will be in with the political talks with the opposition.

The failure of the West’s strategy was failing to recognize something that I clearly saw on my first trip there in June of 2014 as an election monitor. Assad and the army were ONE. The people knew that; and they knew that, except for Assad and the army suffering huge losses while holding back the barbarian hordes, the head choppers would have been all over Syria.

The Syrian people are going to vote Assad and the army to rule over them because they saved them from the Balkanization they know had been planned for them. The opposition is going to get crushed in the next election, and the more the UN monitors it, the better they will be, so no one can claim it was riggedJim W. Dean ]


The Kurds have cut the Raqqa road in two places. On the right, they have captured a military base and have the south side road under direct fire

– First aired  … March 09,  2017

When it comes to the war on Syria, the crown glory would be the takeover of Daesh’s self-declared caliphate Raqqa. Turkey wants to be that force to gain that glory, for it would elevate Erdogan to superstar status practically. But that won’t come easy. The situation has gotten even more complicated, with the U.S. confirming that it’s sending 400 additional troops to Syria.

In this debate, we’ll discuss the intricacies involved behind the push to takeover Raqqa, and the possibilities of a military engagement that may involve Turkey, the US-backed SDF forces, Syria and Russia.


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9 Responses to "The Debate – US Syria Deployment"

  1. JohnZ  March 10, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I look upon this as another attempt by Washington and primarily by the zionist neo cons to further their attempt to bring down Assad and Syria along with him. I do not trust what we are being told by Washington nor the military commanders in the Pentagram. My skepticism is well borne out by Washington’s history of military involvement not only in the middle east but in Latin America and South East Asia. We are told one reason while the real truth is hidden beneath layers of lies and deceit. I do not trust Washington nor those within the military community to do the right thing. Nor do I trust congress: neither the House nor the Senate.
    To say that no one should place any trust in Washington, is an understatement. while Washington burns and Trump fiddles, the rest of the nation is making plans to go it alone with or without Washington.

  2. Leno  March 10, 2017 at 5:16 am

    What about North Korea? Or Chick Corea?
    President Donald Trump could send B-52 nuclear bombers to the Korean peninsula as the arms race with Kim Jong-un’s North Korea continues to escalate.
    The annual Foal Eagle military exercise, involving American and South Korean land, air and naval forces, kicked off yesterday.
    It comes only days after Pyongyang launched four ballistic missiles 600 miles into the Sea of Japan in an alarming show of strength.

  3. Peter Johnson  March 10, 2017 at 1:56 am

    The ultimate victory against the Balkanisers would be to merge Iraq, Syria and Lebanon into one democratic country.

    • Jim W. Dean, Managing Editor  March 10, 2017 at 6:12 am

      We are working on a draft plan to do that militarily, which is all that his needed security wise as it avoids all the endless political issues, which is tribal societies are endless. The day after they make a deal, someone regrets it and starts a new dispute. The name of the game is an engine that keeps training top drawer Special Operations people, integrated commands along the lines of NATO and going training, ready reaction forces, and integration of all the technology used in the Syrian and Iraq wars. This would neutralize Saudi and Gulf State weapons power as they don’t have any real fighters to use the equipment. Saudi Arabia had to hire mercs to even fight Yemen, the poor Arab country that there is.

    • JohnZ  March 10, 2017 at 5:30 pm

      So we’re not talking an irresistible force against an immovable object, more like an irresistible force against an object at rest not necessarily immovable. Only the result on inertia.
      Saudi Arabia’s inertia is their own malignant narcissistic rulers who continue to live in the dark ages refusing to deal with reality.

    • Peter Johnson  March 11, 2017 at 4:58 am

      Mr. Dean

      That’s great. The security integration is crucial, but until the last American, Saudi, Turk, Israeli of goes there will forever be terrorism, as in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      These countries have been part of a single larger country almost continuously since the dawn of time. The Babylonians, Hittites, Achameanians, Macedonians, Sljuks, Sassanids, Romans, Caliphate, Ottomans, and Europeans held all three countries in one country/empire. It is only the Americans who have chopped them up and in order to more easily take their things. The carvings at Persepolis the various people of the Achamenian empire bringing taxes dressed in their local garb — these people understood 2500 years ago that you have to be part of a large and powerful country if you want security, roads, land records offices, water systems, courts, postal service, etc. — they get it.

      They are not that different — Arabs and Kurds, Turkmen Assyrianns, Armenians and etc. …. have lived alongside each other for millennia. It can and has been done and is being done in Iran.

  4. wjabbe  March 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Excellent comments from Jim Dean, the Moderator and the former Diplomat. I would hate to be in this crazy war. Who are the good guys, who are the bad guys?

    • davor  March 9, 2017 at 11:12 pm

      The “permanent war” doctrine guys are always the bad guys.

    • JohnZ  March 10, 2017 at 6:19 am

      Just remember what happened back in Oct. 23, 1983 when a U.S. marine barracks was blown up by an act of sabotage. Now proven to have been a nuclear device. So who in the middle east is capable of producing such compact “devices”? who would stand to benefit from this and the resulting escalation? And if such an event did occur what effect would this have on Trump’s administration? Would this certain country be at work right now alongside the discussions between them and Putin all the while hanging the sword of Damocles over Trump’s head?

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