There is Something Afoot in Southern Syria

The Tanf border crossing is strategically important for the supply of US-backed forces operating in southern Syria, hence Syrian govt. forces are pushing towards it. On this map, Govt. held areas are marked in red, while those of the US-backed opposition are marked in blue. It is clear that the US is able to supply these forces from Jordan as they hold a long stretch of the Syria-Jordan border.

The US appears to be playing a very dangerous game in Southern Syria in the wake of the advance into Syria of US & British special forces troops. Officially, they are there to support US-backed ‘moderates’ against ISIS, however, we now know that this is no more than a cover story and in reality, these troops, along with the US-backed forces that hold the territory along the Jordanian border, including the vital crossing at Tanf, are ISIS.

The Syrian government is well aware of this and had launched an assault towards Tanf, only to find their progress stalled by US airstrikes, as reported this morning in the Jerusalem Post:

A “warning raid” by the US-led coalition on Thursday sought to prevent an attempted advance towards Tanf base in southern Syria, said a commander in the alliance fighting in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“The raid only destroyed a tank. It did not aim to cause casualties or damage, but to stop an attack” and advance by Syrian government forces and allied militia, said the non-Syrian commander.

The US-led coalition said it had struck pro-Syrian government forces that were “advancing well inside an established de-confliction zone” northwest of Tanf base, where US special forces operate and train Free Syrian Army rebels.

Al-Masdar gave further details later in the day:

The U.S. Coalition attacked a Syrian military convoy traveling through the southeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, today, the Pentagon reported.

The Pentagon claimed a Syrian military convoy was heading towards their positions, when they decided to issue a warning; this was ignored, so the Coalition attacked the convoy.

Al-Masdar reached out to the Syrian military for details regarding today’s attack by the U.S. Coalition; so far, this is what’s known:

  • The U.S. Coalition warplane entered Syrian airspace from the Jordanian border
  • A convoy of five T-62 tanks were hit by the U.S. Coalition
  • Two tanks were destroyed
  • A Shilka was damaged
  • Six military personnel were killed and another three were wounded
  • Convoy consisted of soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), National Defense Forces (NDF), Hezbollah, and Imam Al-‘Ali Battalions

The Pentagon is actually telling the truth when it says that a Syrian military convoy was heading towards positions held by US special forces (and US-backed terrorist mercenaries); however it neatly omits to point out that these forces are in actuality, ISIS, which makes this US airstrike a simple case of the USAF acting as air support for ISIS while US ground forces are operating alongside ISIS.

Syria and Russia are well aware of this US duplicity, it remains to be seen what their response will be.

Meanwhile, Syrian govt. forces have made progress against US-backed rebels in fighting around Sweida:

The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), resumed their offensive operations in the eastern countryside of Al-Sweida on Thursday, Al-Masdar’s Majd Fahd reported from Damascus.

The Syrian Arab Army’s 5th and 7th armored divisions managed to capture 35km of rebel-held territory in eastern Al-Sweida, today, reaching the imperative Al-Rasi’i Well after a fierce battle with the US-backed Jaysh Assoud Al-Sharqiya (FSA unit).

According to Fahd, the Syrian Arab Army is steadily pushing east to secure the Al-Sweida Governorate, while also applying pressure on the US and Jordanian forces trying to carve out a niche in this province in southern Syria.

Meanwhile, north of the Al-Sweida Governorate, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion, alongside the NDF, are preparing to resume their offensive in the southeastern countryside of Damascus; this attack will focus on the Iraqi border-crossing at Tanf.

That last sentence about preparations for a renewed offensive aimed at Tanf will be of concern to the US, it is one thing to stop the advance of a small convoy of militia with an airstrike, but stopping a full scale offensive by several well armed and battle-hardened Syrian Army formations is quite another.

Perhaps we are seeing a desperate attempt by Trump to support an ISIS ‘last stand’, something that is surely not in the best interests of the USA, but rather, part of the insidious agenda set by the criminal cabal that installed Trump and control him.


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15 Responses to "There is Something Afoot in Southern Syria"

  1. US-First  May 19, 2017 at 8:42 am

    What a tangled web we weave. The US forces – unlike the Israeli Zionists who have plundered the vaults of America with the aid of home bred NeoCons, have an anti-Midas touch, beggaring everything they touch in line with Israeli Zionist moral and military bankruptcy – reduced to a degenerate rabble of craven cowards. What did we expect when they joined the Devil’s party*. The one entity in the entire Syrian maelstrom deserving of support – the Kurds, must see the writing on the wall just like Belshazzar in the Book of Daniel and realize with friends like the US, they are a lost cause.

    The US continues to ratchet up hostility against American forces by their open support of ISIS (ffs!) exposed again near Tanf border crossing, where they literally and figuratively crossed the line in support of the foulest Satanic entity on the planet – ISIS.

    The wheel comes full turn when ISIS attacks the American mainland and the Jewish run media turn it to Israel’s advantage by blaming … choose from any of the following – Iran, Russia, Serbia, Yemen, Lebanon.

    *A Gallup poll conducted in 57 countries (not including Israel) found that Jews were found to be the least religious: Only 38 percent of the Jewish population worldwide considers itself religious. (Haaretz) – Aug 20, 2012.

    • Veterans_friend  May 20, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      – All 3 of Trumps children have married Jews, with at least one of them converting to Judaism as well.
      – Trumps father died at a Jewish medical center in New York.
      – And Trump himself, like his father before him, is a billionaire real estate developer in NEW YORK!!!
      – Trump repeatedly drones on about his love and support for Israel (ESPECIALLY DURING THAT GROVELLING SPEECH TO AIPAC)

      It doesn’t take much to join the dots and see that Trump is a cryto-Jew like all the rest of them in his administration and that of Obama’s. Still waiting for him to prosecute Hillary Clinton? … Don’t hold your breath.

  2. JohnZ  May 19, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Each and every time read about actions by the U.S. military, especially in the middle east, makes me hate America a little more each day. The people of this nation are, by and large, dumbed down, ignorant and dis informed. They proudly cheer on “our troops” as their soldiers commit war crime after war crime. They proudly cheer as one nation after another in the middle east is brought down for israel. They care nothing for the lives of the people of Iraq, Syria, Libya or Afghanistan. These wars of American aggression have come back to bite America as heroin floods the streets and claims more than 10,000 victims annually. This is the price Americans themselves are paying and they have not made the connection. The duplicity of the American people who wave flags and chant jingoist slogans in the naive belief in their own infallibility has caused so much harm to the world and a disaster in their own country.
    Washington, Jefferson and Madison have been vindicated. The presence of large standing armies is a danger to all.
    Ignorance and apathy will be America’s undoing.

    • JohnZ  May 19, 2017 at 5:19 am

      In addition to the cost in human lives, the suffering, misery and chaos; the destruction of entire societies and future generations, the American people are paying the price. The loss of freedoms and rights due to Washington’s non stop wars has created a police state, one in which even the right to speak critically of Washington’s policies are now considered a domestic terrorist threat. The sheeple have been pacified into accepting their own imprisonment while their young are sent off to fight, bleed and die in wars that benefit only a few.
      America, now teetering on the precipice of financial and economic failure as a result of endless wars for israel and out of control military spending, Darwinian financial markets and the disastrous errors of the Federal Reserve, along with the uncontrolled spending allocated by a corrupt and compromised government will soon be visited on Americans who will find out what suffering will be like.
      Americans will pay the price for their own duplicity and stupidity.

    • zman  May 19, 2017 at 8:18 am

      While I do not question or wish to argue any point with you, you forget to mention the European cohorts in these crimes. True, the USA instigates and manages this whole fiasco in conjunction with KSA and Israel, no arguments there…but without the rest of NATO falling in line, the US would have a much more difficult time either influencing world opinion or running these phony wars of liberation. There is plenty of blame to go around. Did not France just elect another bankster? What is May’s stance on Syria? What does Merkle say? Yeah, America needs to be brought down, but how about taking down their partners in crime too? When people call for an attack on the USA proper, which is more than understandable, they should also be calling for attacks on France, Britain, Netherlands, Germany. Romania, Poland, etc…as well as KSA Qatar, UAE, Israel et al. The US is not doing all this by itself. The entire western wold is culpable. Probably the fastest way to put an end to this crap is to assassinate every member of the the Rothchilds family, then go after the Rockefellers, then … I would bet this would put a bigger dent in the abomination called the NWO much faster than attacking whole countries that are being used as weapons.

    • JohnZ  May 19, 2017 at 8:47 am

      zman, All those other countries are merely poodles for Washington and israel. The RKM has total control over the west which uses America and israel as its tools. Americans, by and large appear to be too stupid and too apathetic to care otherwise. There are some who are enlightened and are concerned about all this but unfortunately if you speak out, you risk trouble. Bbritain, France, Germany, et all. The west is morally and fiscally bankrupt, beyond salvage and at the brink of destruction.

  3. JohninMK  May 19, 2017 at 4:10 am

    This action by the Syrians may well have been to probe to test out the reactions of their opponents.Now that has been flushed out, any “full scale offensive by several well armed and battle-hardened Syrian Army formations” that will now take place will no doubt now include for certain MANPADs and vehicle mounted SAM systems, plus probable SyAF cover.
    The Russian reaction to date has been muted. Understandable, as they are well aware of the strategic implications of this area as the Shiite Crescent link-up point. Surely, the US has to prevent it?

  4. wjabbe  May 18, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    Who in authority in Syria invited the U.S. to interfere over there and lie about their activities to the world through a former lying four star U.S. general? I hope Russia will soon begin playing hardball with these despicable war criminals of the U.S. They need to be taught a lesson. Trump must remove that U.S. flag on his lapel and replace it with the Star of David. He is taking the memory of the Founders of America in vain. He lies, he cheats he kills innocent people and destroys and plunders and rapes the lands just like former rapists and murderers Grant and Sherman did in the Civil War totally illegally without any legal authority just as in this instance today, all unindicted war criminals. The monuments to Dishonest Abe must come down.

    • wjabbe  May 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm

      Every member of our military down to the lowest secretary or janitor is an accessory to these crimes of the United States Government today and also unindicted war criminals just like Trump and Mattis. All should be arrested and brought before an international tribunal without bail because they would likely flee the jurisdiction like the sewer rats they are. They would have zero support in the U.S. if every American knew the truth of their despicable dishonorable acts of treason today in Syria.

    • wjabbe  May 18, 2017 at 7:09 pm 208,304 views 36,711 views
      Watch the above investigative videos of Trump-Mob and read the article. Every member of Congress must watch them and then indict and convict this despicable U.S. unindicted criminal and remove him from office before he starts WWIII and destroys every living thing and every square inch of land on this planet. His time in jail is long overdue. Roy Cohn is no longer alive to keep him out of the pokey.

    • wjabbe  May 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      In the last few days the reader count on the above two videos documenting the criminal complicity of Donald J. Trump with the Mafia and Mob has skyrocketed to about 316, 500 and 64,600 respectively. By the end of the month they may reach the millions. Do your part to inform others of these very convincing and well prepared documents with verifiable information of the names of investigators and their pictures as well. Send them to your whores in Congress too. Demand they begin the impeachment process and conclude with Trump behind bars where he belongs for the rest of his selfish arrogant egotistical lying cheating bullying life, plundering and destroying the planet. The editors of VT deserve praise for bringing these videos to international attention. The investigation into Trump is virtually already done for the whores in Congress. All they have to do is vote for impeachment and conviction of Trumpty Dumpty who is about to fall of the wall. He has earned it!

    • wjabbe  May 18, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      “I have no use for liars, national, international, or those found in private life.” Theodore Roosevelt Quoted from “IBM and the Corruption of Justice in America” by Earl Carey, page 85.

  5. sarhan  May 18, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    In India it is said about the man who is always out making mischief that he got chilli up his rectom. May be the Zios are the chilli up the bum of USA.

  6. ayelyahbenjamin  May 18, 2017 at 2:55 pm

    just more doublespeak no-one buys…..Mattis “”We are not increasing our role in the Syrian civil war but we will defend our troops,” …
    “We will defend ourselves (if) people take aggressive steps against us. And that’s been a going-in policy of ours for a long time,” he stated…….. a “going-in” policy the world has wised up to ……….simply drop US troops on the ground anywhere, uninvited to stir the pot and run interference for israel….with the excuse to “defend them”.

    • JohnZ  May 19, 2017 at 5:00 am

      Indeed. That’s how the U.S. operates. Mad Dog Mattis did the same in Fallujah, he and his killer marines murdering thousands there and destroyed 60% of the city. Another proud moment for the U.S. military.

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