United States signals intention to occupy Eastern Syria and divide the nation

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[Editor’s note: The US-Israel-Saudi ‘Axis of Evil’ that has been behind the wars in Syria and Iraq has been planning to ‘Balkanise’ both nations, breaking them up into multiple small, relatively powerless and easily controlled states. 

Now we are seeing this Balkanisation agenda move forward, a veritable Plan B to replace the failing Plan A that was Islamic State.

Above we see the situation on June 5th 2015, ISIS controlled two thirds of Syrian territory. However, after two years of hard fighting, the area controlled by ISIS has shrunk considerably, the YPG Kurds have captured most of the territory along the Turkish border, seized Manbij and surrounded Raqqah on three sides. The Assad govt has taken Palmyra and Aleppo and pushed ISIS east, away from the major cities.


We are expecting the Kurds to declare independence in the near future, the new Kurdistan would be largely based on the northern part of Iraq, but the Kurds would surely also annexe at least a portion of the Syrian territory they currently hold, certainly the Hasakah region in the northeast tip of Syria.

As well as this loss of territory to the newly independent Kurds, we expect Syria to be further carved up by the machinations of the US. It has been clear for quite some time that ISIS is slowly being defeated and with the Iraqi army having pushed ISIL out of Iraq, seizing control of much of the Syrian-Iraqi border in the process, IS is now bottled up into Eastern Syria, beset from all sides by enemies, slowly being crushed and losing territory on all axes. 

This seemingly inevitable defeat of IS has had the planners in Washington, Tel Aviv and Riyadh scratching their heads, hatching new contingency plans that will prolong the war and further the agenda of Balkanisation of the strongest Arab states that oppose Israel.

In order to prevent the eventual defeat of IS and retain control of a large portion of Syria, the US plans to create a new breakaway state out of the territory currently controlled by ISIS and the US-backed ‘rebels’, this is why the US has been sending more and more troops into Syria, their presence inside territory that has just declared independence lends credibility to that new breakaway state and presents the Syrians, Iranians and Russians with a fait accomplit – either accept this new state or invade and seize the territory, which would mean having to directly confront and combat the US troops on the ground.

It is a simple, stark choice – allow the breakup of Syria or start WW3…. Ian]

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United States signals intention to occupy Eastern Syria and divide the nation


Tensions in Syria hit an all time high when the US military shot down a Syrian SU-22 that was attacking Al Qaeda jihadist forces on the ground.

The US version of the incident goes like this (courtesy of The Hill)…

A statement from the U.S. military said it shot down the Syrian SU-22 in self-defense and after contacting Russian counterparts through the established deconfliction zone. The Syrian aircraft was bombing U.S.-backed forces fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) south of Tabqa. It was the first time the United States has shot down a Syrian plane, and the first time a U.S. military jet has shot down any manned aircraft since 1999.

The reality is much more complex, yet simpler. Syria was flying its jets over Syrian sovereign territory, moving to attack Al Qaeda jihadists (aka “moderate rebels”) operating illegally in Syrian territory, and backed up by US forces, which have set up operations illegally within Syrian sovereign territory.

The US has not been invited by the internationally recognized government of Syria to fight ISIS on Syrian land, and as such the United States has de-facto invaded and occupied Eastern Syria.

To make matters worse, the US is supporting Al Qaeda terrorists as a foot soldier proxy army, in order to secure as much of Eastern Syria as possible, and create a rump state Syria, effectively dividing the once united country.

Russia responded to the US aggression by saying its surface-to-air missile systems in Syria would begin to track manned and unmanned aircraft from the US coalition if they move west of the Euphrates River.

Once again we see American regime change policy gone horribly wrong (as expected) with consequences now pushing the US military into full confrontation with Russia and Iran…two countries which have been invited by the Syrian government to operate on Syrian sovereign territory to fight ISIS and Al Qaeda.

The Hill reports that American forces may be digging in, ready to protect the Al Qaeda army at all costs so as to ensure an East-West division in Syria…

Robert Ford, a former U.S. ambassador to Syria, said there is real danger to the U.S. as tensions flare.

Syrian President Bashar Assad has vowed to recapture all Syrian territory lost during the nation’s civil war, Ford noted in an email.

“There is, therefore, a real risk of escalation, especially if, unlike in western Syria, the Americans insist on backing up their Syrian allies on the ground and there is no deal with Assad,” he said.
U.S. and Syrian forces largely had stayed out of each other’s way before, because the United States operated mostly in eastern Syria and the government forces mostly in western Syria.

But since the fall of Aleppo, pro-Assad forces have been moving further east, bringing them into closer proximity with the U.S. forces and upping the potential for confrontation, said Ford, a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute and professor at Yale.

Assad can’t match U.S. airpower, Ford said, but could hit U.S. forces in other ways.

“The escalation may be asymmetrical,” he said. “Assad’s air force can’t challenge ours. Look instead for car bombs, ground ambushes and small-scale, regular attacks against our forces and those we back in eastern Syria. The Syrian government is very experienced at testing the edges of any envelope or red line.”

War hawks in neocon think tanks are salivating at an all out confrontation breaking out between all the players involved…

Nile Gardiner, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, doubted Moscow would follow through on its threat. Russia, for instance, did not retaliate militarily after Turkey shot down its jet in 2015, he noted.

He called the U.S. military’s decision to shoot down a Syrian jet a “welcome development.”

“Washington has sent a clear message to Moscow that it’s no longer business as usual,” he said. “For too long, the Russians have treated Syria as their own backyard.”
But even if neither Russia nor the United States wants to get dragged further into war, they could be “chain ganged” to their allies who are jockeying to control land taken from ISIS, said Stephen Biddle, adjunct senior fellow for defense policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.

Other experts worry about the U.S. military attacking pro-Assad forces without a larger Syria strategy from President Trump.

Danielle Pletka, senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, has advocated for more U.S. involvement in the civil war. But she expressed alarm at the United States shooting down the Syrian jet and attacking militias at Al Tanf without a larger strategy.

“My biggest concern is not escalation, although I agree that there’s a real risk,” she said. “Escalation toward a particular end is a good thing. Escalation for no reason with no particular goal is not.”

We remind our readers, the sovereign nation of Syria, whose government is internationally recognized by the United Nations, has invited Russia and Iran to fight ISIS and Al Qaeda.

The United States has not been invited into Syria.

This the irony of neocon war hawks making comments such as, “for too long, the Russians have treated Syria as their own backyard”, which exposes the perversion of US propaganda and the despicable nature of American military empire.

Syria is neither Russia’s or America’s backyard, but only one country was invited to enter the backyard, and it was not the United States.


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18 COMMENTS

  1. At the same time, King Assad has announced his intention to divide the United States. He’s asking all people of Syrian descent to move to New Jersey and vote to leave the United States. I guess what’s good for the goose……………

  2. We can call the U.S. part, ‘Usyria’. Will we need passports if we travel there from the U.S.?

  3. Very well written. “Russia and China are patient and they are not only masters of chess, a game of attrition; but also they are masters at playing the game of GO, in which the strategy is to surround more territory than the opponent.” I hope you’re right.

  4. We should better name this criminal cabal the Vatican-City of London-Washington-Tel Aviv connection (VCWT) or simply COL which are the real culprits behind it and not the United States because it will hit ever american as a culprit which is not true. Everytime I read United States I associate every North american with it.
    They will do it the same way what they did to germany, Korea, Vietnam etc because it worked very well to divide a nation mentally, physically and in every other way.

    • Yes, it seems all the demons are coming out of the closet now. They must smell blood and want to get their share.

  5. I would have thought this plan for the permanent partition of Syria would have been obvious months ago. It is not news. Example. For weeks, at least, satellite pictures have indicated a substantial build-up of US forces and military capability on the Jordanian border with Syria and in Syria proper at al Tanf. This was done in plain sight, right under Russia’s nose and for whatever reason Russia allowed the build-up to go unacknowledged and unchallenged. Russia’s apparent impotence in this matter has given impetus to the US to complete the plan and make the partition a fiat accompli. If Russia would not protect its interest before (in the early stages), what makes anybody think they will do anything now? We conclude- Russia, despite some verbal denials, has resigned itself to the partition of Syria. As Putin said about the emergent Kurdistan, ” we can’t stop it”. We can only hope, Assad does not see it this way.

  6. why does this news make me physically sick? Even though it has been the prediction for some years now. I am an embarrassed American. Syria is a sovereign nation which has not threatened the U.S. Yet, we suppose the right to carve it up. Why? For corporate oil profits? Russia, China, and Iran take note. Your nations are next unless you double down here in Syria.

  7. Riddle me this: How can the US, who has no right, nor authority to be operating in Syria at all, shoot down a Syrian jet in Syria and get away with calling it “self defense”? If i broke into someone’s house and straight up murdered them intentionally, what are the chances I would be able to avoid any prosecution by claiming self defense? I would hope to have zero chance. The decision makers in the US need to be charged criminally, before they succeed in ruining Syria beyond repair and before they destroy our world completely. Sooner or later, the vultures will be coming home to nest and sadly, the country of the USA will suffer the consequences of the rogue, Israeli occupied government.

    • I would never profess to have all the answers. It’s always much easier to see a problem, than it is to implement an effective solution. For things to change, everyone will to be on the same page. A united effort against the common enemy that threatens our future. If millions of people were willing to flood the streets in an organized peaceful protest, with an established list of demands, it would be pretty tough to tell them no. Especially when the demands include holding criminals accountable. Sadly, there has been so much division facilitated between race, religion, political affiliations, etc, that it would be tough to get a hundred people together for a common purpose, not to mention a million.

      You’ve told some sad truths there. I just don’t think we all deserve to die because psychopaths who feed on human suffering have cornered the market on everything and orchestrate chaos to further their hegemony. Many decent people simply can’t comprehend the evil that we all face. For every person who can’t comprehend, there are probably 100 people who are not willing to become a phsychopath to defeat a psychopath. I admit that I fall into the latter category.

  8. The criminals in Israel and Washington DC do not care if the US population is wiped out in a thermo-nuclear war. In fact they might welcome such an event. Not only are they criminals, but they are also insane, their actions alone prove this.

    Mike Harris

    • Mike: Xièxiè. Shay-Shay. 谢谢. Thank you.

      In an insane world, only the crazy people CAN be sane… Which is no guarantee of one’s sanity.

      Trump was ‘crazy’ enough to become Prez, but he may not be ‘crazy’ enough to succeed…

  9. this should be of no surprise to anyone, General Wesley Clark gave that notice up-front …. Syria was on the 7 countries in 5 years hit list, on paper, in the Pentagon, 10 days after the 9/11 joint operation that was so “good for israel”….. well that 5 years had pushback didnt it, the plan has just morphed and the hit list added to……they thought they would have it all by now…….what and who stands in the way of women and children, land and resources to pick apart, rape and pillage and enslave?….the men…. war takes care of that and Russia is on the list……the media and their moves is proof, if it were not for Hezbollah they would have taken Lebanon….. United States has gone rogue and no media can pretty that up

  10. Dear Mr. Putin: I assume that you assume that so long as you do not forcibly seek to remove the US criminal trespassers in Syria who are at this moment setting up a base camp illegally on Syrian lands, that Russia or Iran or Syria will not suffer further attacks from them. But how do you know this? You well know they are being directed by criminals in Israel. Recall the Mafia advice to victims: “You might as well cooperate because we are going to kill you anyway.” For all you or anyone knows, these criminals in the US, directed by criminals in Israel, directed by an impulsive Trump who has never been in a battle situation in his life, are planning to attack Russia and Iran and Syria in a surprise attack today or tomorrow or now. How do you know they are not planning such a surprise attack? Isn’t it better to fight them on your terms, where you choose the place and time, rather than accommodating their evil agenda? Why cooperate with these outlaws at all? They are totally in the wrong here. If you fail to challenge the bully now, won’t it be worse later when they are stronger there near your borders? Do not all the rules of military tactics dictate the decision to challenger them now whatever the theoretical risks? After all it is pure speculation what they might do. They may just chicken out because even the destruction of a few cities of the U.S. will cause anarchy and mayhem everywhere. And wouldn’t the incineration of Tel Aviv, con’t.

    • Con’t. from above:
      Do not all the rules of military tactics dictate the decision to challenger them now whatever the theoretical risks? After all it is pure speculation what they might do. They may just chicken out because even the destruction of a few cities of the U.S. will cause anarchy and mayhem everywhere. And wouldn’t the incineration of Tel Aviv and Israel be a cake walk for you and the others? But if you wait you may be the one incinerated.

  11. Did the USS Fitzgerald have it’s systems compromised by the same tech that rocked the Donald Cook ?
    If so that would mean the score is, Iran-direct hit with 3 missiles, US- took out a fighter jet, Someone else- One US destroyer indirectly unmanned…… I believe it would be the most exact bullseye in Naval history as the Captains berth was hit. This defies logic as an accident.

  12. This does seem the long awaited plan B, yet the US population is subjected to “civil war” diatribe as an all encompassing cover. The coalition so called is absolutely operating illegally inside the borders of Syria. Thanks..

  13. Putin should call Trump and ask him what the US would do if Russia, Iran and Syria began to set up a military base in say the California desert or the Arizona desert or the Utah salt flats or some other remote area. Then when Trump is finished running his mouth tell him this is exactly what will be done to the US criminal trespassers in Syria today beginning right now. Hang up the phone. Be sure to record the conversation. We are back to an eye for an eye because these are the rules followed by the US Criminals directed by the criminals in Israel. The longer you indulge a bully the worse it gets. Each day this situation grows because no tough response has been or is being made against the outlaws in the US and Israel. Be sure to aim a few at Tel Aviv first.

    • By the way how does anyone know if these thugs in the Pentagon are bluffing or not? They know what Russia is capable of. Do you think they want every major city in the US incinerated with nuclear missiles? No they don’t. Moreover events !ately show they are quite unprepared and incompetent themselves. Start your motors. Let the mass destruction begin and may the best country standing win. Maybe it is time to see if these weapons will do as they have been advertised or not. This may all be a giant bluff by a paper tiger. Call their bluff Mr. Putin! You might actually save the world.

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