DESI: US special operations forces to Syria to prepare for a ground invasion

US Forces in Syria


US Forces in Syria
US Forces in Syria


Nahed Al-Husaini  VT Damascus  

US-Russian showdown is looming in the horizon after the arrival of 250 US special operations forces to Hasakeh, Syria, and the number is believed to reach 500 in the coming days.

European Department for Security and Information Secretary General Haissam Bou Said Divulged that US special operations forces dispatched to Rumelan, province of Hasakeh, in Syria were tasked with “preparing for a ground invasion if and when the truce fails.”

US officials have openly spoken about plan B and said “Syrian army will be banned from realizing a complete victory, and the US will continue supporting the moderate opposition.”

Dr. Bou Said (left)
Dr. Bou Said (left)

The US will rely on its military bases in Incerlik, Turkey and al Anabar, Iraq to combine a military coalition under the umbrella of the NATO if plan B relating to the federal affairs is not being implemented.

Turkey want to seize the border town of Manbij in Aleppo to guarantee that ISIS can move easily in and out of Syria. Turkey have also ambitions to seize the city of Mosel in Iraq.

The Pentagon sent more troops and military experts to Iraq under the pretext of disallowing ISIS to win more territories and training the Iraqi military. However, the US final aim is questionable.

lido_1473Ambassador Bou said said “the first task of the 250 special operations forces and military experts sent to Hasakeh is to guarantee a better implementation of the ground operations aimed at fighting ISIS. However, the second task will be a formation of a pre-emptive military coalition to confront the Syrian army, Iran and Russia if plan B is not being translated into three federal cantons in Syria.” Of course, this vision is supported by Israel which is backing a Kurdish autonomy in Iraq and Syria, and want the Middle East to be divided into sectarian and ethnical states.

Syrian sources say “the US is heavily nvesting in the Kurdish issue, but ultimately, the Kurds will not have an independent state in Syria, because the neighboring countries will not endorse such a notion.” But, the question is who will fight the Kurds who already imposed a de facto policy on the ground in North-East Syria?

A Russian source told VT that “Russia will not allow dismembering Syria by force, and it is impossible to solve the internal problems by external aggression.”

“the Russian main goals are to destroy ISIL, strengthen the Syrian army and to emasculate the armed opposition. Then, an effective dialogue can launched between the Syrians that can be frank and honest,” the source said.

“Russia will protect the free will of the Syrian people, but will not decide their future. Alternatives to President Bashar al Assad do not exist today, and the problem of 40 million Kurds in the Middle East must be solved,” the source added.

“Russia will force the US to act for the good of Syria and the entire Middle East. Previous years have proven cannot single-handedly command the world, and Washington will not risk a direct confrontation with Moscow in Syria,” the source concluded.

Finally, Syria, the cradle of Christian, Muslim, and other ancient civilization will not be left alone. Catholic and orthodox leaders will meet to prevent the collapse of Syria, which represents the column of light, and Saint George is the slogan of the Russian air force.





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Author Details
Nahed is VT Damascus Bureau Chief. She is a member of American Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (USA) and serves as Assistant Director of Arab-American and Muslim Congress (Detroit, USA). She has a Diploma in English Literature from Damascus University (1987).

She's also been a reporter for Turkish newspaper Aydinlik, Special Coordinator for Arab-Armenian International Law Assembly, Correspondent for Qatari News Agency, Al Ayam news Paper in Bahrain, Al Liwaa in Lebanon, Correspondent for Petra News Agency in Jordan, correspondent for the Associated Press in USA, and worked as a freelance journalist for CBS, ABS and CNN in Syria. She is fluent in both English and Arabic.


  1. yet another reason Syria and Russia should have kicked everyone else to the curb 6 months ago, and turned all roadways to turkey into miles of craters. I’m sick of this District of Criminals deficit spending like a 9 year old with a stolen credit card handing US the debt after sabotaging our economy and so many other tactics of warfare they wage against US. that 10 square mile foreign country residing within our borders should pay its own friggin debt!

  2. Only Syrian opposition are Erdogan, Netanyahu and Salman, none of them Syrian residents or citizens. If US wants to end the war must stop Turkey, Netanyahu and Salman sending mercenaries to Syria. US as a declared “democratic crusader” once and for all should accept the will of Syrians backing Assad otherwise,
    a nuclear exchange will be the end of the discussion, of the opposition and let´s hope of Israel of which a World in ruins would certainly celebrate.

  3. A Russian source quoted official spokespersons who claimed the attack was carried out by a pair of A-10 Warthogs flying in from Turkey, and the nearest Syrian-Russian aircraft were 20 KM distant. The less than reliable / US-Israel mouthpiece, and one man operation run from England, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights was the source for claims that Syrian / Russian aircraft attacked the hospital. Fog of war makes it hard to know for sure, but I don’t see how Russia- Syria benefit from bombing the hospital, while the propaganda value for the West is obvious.

    I think the dead now number 50, more casualties are being found in the rubble.

  4. They’re [US/DC/WH, Saudis, NetYahoo, Erdog, City of Lndn- et al] crooks of the vilest type – bought sold & paid for many times over. The most horrific punishments would be far to soft for all of ,em…

  5. better than well put… Russia may be pushed to kick collectives azzes – everywhere one sticks up…

  6. Excellent article. ‘Plan B’ is very much alive — as a contingency plan. Not favored by Obama & most of U.S. military — or Trump.

    McCain, Kerry, Hillary, Clinton/NeoLibs & Bush/NeoCons favor ‘Plan B’; and they are part of Obama’s coalition government (which has a ‘bifurcated command structure’). Of course, Erdogan, the Saudi d-Ruler, Rotten-Child/Bibi & Bush/NeoCons in U.S. military also favor ‘Plan B.’

    Almost everyone knows that Russia, Iran, Hezbollah, Iraq & Syria will oppose ‘Plan B.’ Both Obama & U.S. military and Putin & Russian military have prioritized the elimination of Daesh/ISIS.

    Formerly U.S.-backed ‘moderate terrorists’ won NO seats in the parliamentary elections and have virtually NO territory that they can hold in military battles with Syrian troops (backed by Russia, Iran & Hezbollah).

    Formerly U.S.-backed moderate terrorists ‘temporarily’ withdrew from the peace talks because these also Saudi-Turk-backed ‘moderate terrorists’ can win NOTHING at the peace talks transitional government negotiating table and CANNOT win anything in UN-mandated & Syrian agreed 2017 elections.

    For the most part ‘Plan B’ is a BLUFF to get at least some concessions at the negotiating table. The bottom line, as indicated by the author’s Russian sources, is that “Russia will force the US to act for the good of Syria and the entire Middle East.” Nothing more, nothing less.

    • Of course, if Syria and/or Russia screw up, then ‘Plan B’ can easily go into operational mode. Syria & Russia will not screw up. Highly unlikely.

      If the five veto-wielding members of UN Security Council do not agree on something else, then the ‘Status Quo’ of the unanimous UNSC resolution will continue.

      The ‘Status Quo’: WITH a continuing cessation of hostilities, Syria targets ONLY Daesh, al-Nusra and ceasefire violators. WITHOUT a ‘ceasefire,’ Syria targets Daesh/ISIS, al-Nusra, ceasefire violators AND any other group that Assad & Putin deem to be a threat to Syrian govt.

      For all intents & purposes, ONLY Russia OR U.S. can terminate the ‘cessation of hostilities.’ U.S. would need a good reason to do so — AND must have a good, workable ‘Plan B’ on which powerful coalition would agree. The U.S. does NOT have a good, workable ‘Plan B’ on which powerful enough coalition would agree. Without Syria and/or Russia screwing up, the U.S. Congress will not even pass an AUMF. Obama cannot authorize ‘Plan B’ on his own — AND does not want to do so.

      Therefore, ‘Russia holds the whip hand’… ;-).

  7. The order FOLLOWER is the MOST responsible for the atrocities. SOLD out for a paycheck and pension. The day of reckoning is fast approaching.the picture is pathetic.

  8. sick to my stomach….the whole world could do with a General Smedley Butler right about now, the wrong side is not the right choice for the US so late in the game…. The Day The Earth Stood Still , there is truth in the concept …. those driving our destruction are the ones that need to killing , not brothers

  9. Let’s see… how many ways can this go off the rails? After all the hand-wringing about how Russia has out-run the US military in technology, the obvious solution is to try to strong-arm Russia into letting the US dictate terms for an agreement. If the peace talks fail then the 250 special ops and “experts” will move with Turkey (and Iraq?) in a quasi-NATO operation. Neither Syria nor Iraq want anything to do with the US military but they would somehow be happy to fight Syria and Iran with US help. Makes me wonder what kind of rope they’re smoking. I love the two-faced eagle, by the way.

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