Massive US Airbase established in northern Syria

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Massive US Airbase established in northern Syria

Al-Masdar News has obtained rare images of an air field operated by US warplanes in the Sarrin Plains, located in the far eastern countryside of Aleppo near the provincial border with Raqqa.

The pictures show a large US plane taking off and plenty of Humvees protecting the site. An American flag is also hoisted above the airport which is located in rearguard territory controlled by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF):

Although not publicly acknowledged by the Pentagon, the US is believed to have constructed upwards of a dozen air fields in northern Syria without the permission of the Syrian Government.

The airstrips are used to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State but also suggest that American troops intend to stay in the war-torn country for several years to come.

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18 Responses to "Massive US Airbase established in northern Syria"

  1. Gary Kraut  July 12, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Calm down, calm down,
    they haven´t done anything they haven´t already done to humanity for the last 1000 years.
    The shock also comes from the surprise that a few of us were able to find out – and talk – about the government´s weaselry.

  2. mb.  July 12, 2017 at 6:17 am

    For freedom of course !

    And the UN ? …. silence !

  3. luckyguy88  July 12, 2017 at 5:54 am

    America, get ready for world war III. History is repeating again. Mussolini Trump and Netanyahu Hitler are taking us to world war III. Trump is a Zionist’s stooge like most of the past USA presidents. Yes, all this is happening under Putin’s nose in Syria, but why should Putin attack USA and Israel in Syria if both countries are destroying their international reputation and them self. There is always bad KARMA in the end. Nobody ever get far not respecting international laws.

  4. Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  July 11, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Come on, Ian! Although Trump Jr. & Eric are dumb as rocks, Ivanka is kinda cute — Don’t you think? Isn’t that enough to give Daddy Trump a pass to bomb civilians & to ‘grab ’em by the pussy’ in Syria? 😉 .

    After Iraqis forced U.S. to shut down super-large U.S. military bases in Iraq (under Bush — to overthrow the Iran govt.), how else are Trump & Co. and U.S. guys going to ‘get some’ in Syria? Even little ISIS boys & girls don’t like Trump & Co…

    All serious stuff aside (and Syria stuff too), have Trump & Co. yet repudiated the unanimous 2015 UN Security Council resolution to maintain the territorial integrity of Syria? IF not, then maybe Bibi, Rotten-Child & Trump have not (yet) ‘talked’ enough. Bibi bribes, threats & blackmail sometimes take a while. 😉 .

  5. Preston James, Ph.D  July 11, 2017 at 10:40 pm

    This is a violation of the War Powers Act and a major war crime as well as illegal aggression under International Law. All because the US Congress is a Khazarian outpost, fully hijacked by the Babylonian Talmudics/Rothschild Khazarian Mafia/Cit of London aka the “Banksters”. Despite all these crimes, the Controlled Major Mass Media refuses to tell the truth of this illegal attack and invasion of Syria or the fact that ISIS et al is a US-CIA/Israeli/Saudi mercenary Army.

    • Dr. Abu-Bakr Susta  July 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      Preston: Since when did compliance with international law, the UN charter & U.S. laws mean anything to U.S. Congress & U.S./Western corporate media?

      If “ISIS et al is a US-CIA/Israeli/Saudi mercenary Army,” isn’t that enough to make it all ‘Kosher’? 😉 .

  6. BP  July 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Daesh 2.0

  7. Cold Wind  July 11, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    There are a lot of people now, laced throughout the Administration and US Military Command, that are guilty of war crimes in Syria. The airbase in al Masdar is indelible evidence the US is operating as a rogue, criminal state. The American people, facing, on another front, financial and societal collapse, should be outraged our precious and scarce taxpayer dollars are being wasted yet again in another pointless war. How much of this, the illegal US military build-up inside Syria, we might wonder, has been kept from the Russian public? All this is taking place right under Russian noses–the so-called guardians of Syrian sovereignty. People in Russia might question , why has Putin allowed this? What is he thinking? If the US is building permanent bases inside Syria, under Russian noses, what is Russia’s purpose being there? What will be the fate of Assad? Of Syria?

  8. US-First  July 11, 2017 at 9:14 am


    On a morning when the Haaretz newspaper carries a story on the Israeli attack on the “USS Liberty” by Ofer Aderet:, this story of a US airfield in the north Syria is hardly surprising in the Zionist/NeoCon scheme of things. Like the Israeli officers and others who objected to the cowardly and repugnant attack on the “USS Liberty” there are many in the US forces who are not at all convinced by either covert or overt US involvement in Syria. Russia truly needs to keep a close eye on Bashar Al Assad. Otherwise, it will be open season for Israeli Zionists and the other Western ‘parasites’ to an all-out attack on the holy host of Syrian Christians like a brooding black mass of satanic locusts sucking the sap and life from every branch of Syrian society. Some call it Balkanization: yet, it is Holocaust by its very intent: “Destruction or slaughter on a mass scale, especially caused by fire or nuclear war.”

  9. wjabbe  July 11, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Do any of the enlisted U. S. Military over there below officer rank have functioning brains or are they now such low level dupes they do anything they are told no matter how unconscionable, illegal or contrary to both our own Constitution or International Law? Is our Military at the lower levels basically slave labor high school drop outs who can’t even speak or think straight? Is this what our Military today has degenerated to? Have their commanders at the higher levels told them they are in Syria as trespassers, totally illegally without permission? If not, why not? If they have been informed then they have every right to question and disobey all orders to do the slave labor to build these illegal camps on lands owned by the sovereign state of Syria. What if this were in the U.S. and they decided to build an illegal air strip anywhere in the USA? This is the basic problem with the military system. Lower level recruits have nowhere to go for legal advice to justify if their actions are legal or illegal under the rules of international law and they certainly can’t and won’t be told by their outlaw superior officers who are also just “obeying” orders like the dupes they are with all those fancy medals on their chests having replaced what little brain function they may possess. How would these disgusting so called U.S. Officers like it if some thugs sought to steal their land in the homeland as they are doing over there half way around the world?

    • wjabbe  July 11, 2017 at 9:07 am

      No one should join the totally corrupt U.S. Military today. Boycott this criminal enterprise running all over the planet, illegally stealing and trespassing everywhere, doing as they please, violating the basic rights of peoples all over this world with impunity and without any conscience. These idiot officers are so ignorant they never even learned the Golden Rule in grade school. Shame on you. No one should obey a single order of these cowardly ignorant unconscionable worthless outlaw so called “officers” of the U.S. Military today. Boycott these criminals, international outlaws. Do not join up and aid them in their crimes against humanity all over this planet. All they learned from Nazi, Germany is how to copy them. Ignorance is bliss. Need proof? Observe how these worthless criminal traitors with four stars on their lapels totally sold our their uniform and the constitution they took a meaningless oath on 9/11/01 and obviously did not lift a finger to defend America from external attack that day. Traitors and criminals all of them!

    • wjabbe  July 11, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Adolf Trump our so called “commander in thief”, is already an unindicted war criminal who killed innocent children and civilians in Yemen and Syria. He should have been arrested while at the G20 meeting and brought before an international court to be prosecuted for war crimes. Any lower level member of our military, who obeys illegal orders to harm or kill children or civilians or steal lands or trespass illegally on lands of others, is just as guilty as the officer who gave the order. Every member of the military has a basic duty and responsiblity to question any illegal order and refuse to comply with such illegal orders by higher officers. Ignorance is no excuse. Do not be intimidated by lying dupe officers into following illegal orders to kill innocent children and civilians and steal lands belonging to other nations. The best way is not to join up with our totally criminal outlaw military today; boycott and avoid it like the plague. The US Military today is nothing but a criminal enterprise and our government is not under U.S. Control but Israeli control by a foreign nation while the whores in Congress totally sold out and looked the other way.

    • wjabbe  July 11, 2017 at 9:44 am

      A battery of lawyers must be assigned immediately to all enlisted personnel in the corrupt U.S. Military to determine if any and all orders from officers are legal before the lower level dupe can be finally ordered to carry them out. Each single order could take years to adjudicate before it can be completed. Lawyers are experts at delay and obstruction just like officers can be. It Is totally ridiculous to assume that all orders from officers are legal on their face when obviously they are not legal or are illegal. The lawyer must write a legal opinion on each order to a lower ranking member with a copy to him or her. If the lawyer recommends the order is illegal, the order must not be obeyed and the officer must be charged with providing an illegal order to a subordinate and face court martial proceedings. If his process were followed the red tape jam would render our military totally impotent.

    • Harry Haller  July 11, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      No they just shut up do their duty and then either live with the guilt or not when they come home. Suicide rates are through the roof.

  10. davor  July 11, 2017 at 7:14 am

    If this is not ethnic cleansing and against the international law then nothing is. Only shows the easy-going and gradual stupidity of the other UN Security Council members that have sat quietly on their asses since 2001, enjoying all-you-can-eat dinners at UN caffeterias.

  11. wjabbe  July 11, 2017 at 6:24 am

    I agree with JohnZ above. It was disgusting to see the outlaws of the U.S. in the form of Adolf Trump making happy face with Russia and the rest at G 20. Even Russia has evidently surrendered to them. The United States of Israel needs to be taught a hard lesson soon.

    • wjabbe  July 11, 2017 at 6:37 am

      Every one of the arrogant whores in Congress who approved or winked at the approval of these crimes in Syria and authorized the borrowing and printing of the billions of illegal dollars to pay for it should be arrested and prosecuted for war crimes and crimes against humanity and jailed for life or possibly face a firing squad. These are the same despicable whores who intimidate newly elected members of Congress to “take the pledge” to support Israel. It is difficult to think of polite adjectives to describe their totally illegal and traitorous behavior and patent violations of their totally meaningless oaths of office. America is a shameful disgrace to itself, to the Founders and to the world today. Get that smirk off your insolent gutless cowardly faces you worthless pieces of human garbage in the U.S. Congress.

  12. JohnZ  July 11, 2017 at 5:32 am

    This simply proves America is a rogue, lawless state, that does not adhere to what it neither preaches nor to any treaties it signs. The hubris, arrogance and insouciance of America will sooner or later bring it down. These U.S. bases will become convenient targets now, which I sincerely hope it happens.
    America no longer exists. Not in any sense of the word. It is a fascist police state run by the deep state that considers the rest of us as peons and the rest of the world as its own.
    America is now deep into another Viet Nam type debacle and the people cheer it on.

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