Should Anyone Believe U.S. State Department Promises on Syria?

Should Anyone Believe U.S. State Department Promises on Syria?

by Sophie Mangal

On August 18, during a regular briefing, the Spokesperson for the U.S. State Department Heather Nauert stated that the United States doesn’t intend to extend its stay in Syria after the Islamic State is defeated.

“That is our intent, to defeat ISIS and not do anything more than that. Syria must be governed by its own people and not by the United States or other forces,” Nauert added.

Thus, Ms Nauert commented on the statement of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) official Talal Silo, who in interview with Reuters noticed that the U.S. military will remain in northern Syria long after the jihadists are defeated, predicting enduring ties with the Kurdish-dominated region.

According to Silo, Washington has a strategic interest to stay in the country following the defeat of terrorism for another several decades.

Actually, such a statement by the U.S. officials sounds a little bit strange and slightly hypocritical. Reuters correspondents have previously found out that seven American military bases are deployed on the territory of Syrian Kurdistan, which is located near the Syrian-Turkish border. However, the exact location of the bases is not revealed by the military command of the coalition, referring to the security requirements.

Meanwhile, Reuters journalists witnessed how American military helicopters (Blackhawk and Apache) took off from the territory of a concrete plant to the southeast of the city of Kobani – where allegedly the largest American airbase in Syria is located. At the same time, the spokesman for Central Command Colonel John Thomas confirmed in April this year that this base is an additional location to launch aircraft to support U.S. and other anti-ISIS forces in the campaign to recapture the city of Raqqa.

After setting up the military bases in the northern part of Syria, Washington will unlikely hand over them to the Kurdish militia and moreover to the Syrian authorities. Most likely, even after theoretical victory over ISIS, the U.S. will reserve these areas as dividends for ‘fighting terrorism’.

Reserving vast territories in Syria, Washington will continue to wreak havoc and instability in the region by supporting the Kurds and attempting to dissect Syria and create several independent quasi-states on its territory.

The participation of Americans in military campaigns (Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan) shows us that if Washington comes into conflict it rarely leaves. But this pathos pattern can be broken in new geopolitical conditions.

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9 Responses to "Should Anyone Believe U.S. State Department Promises on Syria?"

  1. joetv  August 22, 2017 at 7:55 am

    Not a chance.

  2. davor  August 22, 2017 at 5:08 am

    State Department since 2001 has been something like a Goebbels parlour. Before that it was a softer version of the same, but no less deceptive, only the media have been less dynamic.

  3. Cold Wind  August 22, 2017 at 4:27 am

    For a brief moment, I thought the US might have acknowledged defeat for its proxies ISIS and al Qaeda and was prepared, albeit reluctantly, to leave Syria-spinning it as some sort of victory, but clearly I was delusional. Trump has gone full-blown neocon, which means endless war and ruination, across the board, not just in Syria but everywhere.

  4. JohnZ  August 22, 2017 at 4:21 am

    The U.S. mercenary army couldn’t defeat anyone at this point in time. Hell, they couldn’t defeat the NVA or Viet Cong so instead the U.S. military invades helpless countries and murders the civilian populations. The U.S. military is mainly a highly paid mercenary army for israel and of course for the oil companies. The rank and file enlisted come from the poor and middle class youth who can no longer find a decent job to support a family so what other option do they have but to enlist and get sent overseas to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia or where ever the neos order them to go. High paid thugs for israel. Murder for hire, destruction and chaos guaranteed and we also leave behind toxic residue from depleted uranium, solvents and other wastes.
    Too bad for all you sand niggers. We fight for israel.

    • JohnZ  August 22, 2017 at 4:33 am

      Any statement made by a government official should be taken with more than a few grains of salt. In fact, they shouldn’t be believed at all. There is no truth in America. The truth is pummeled into the trash bin and Washington is nothing more than purveyor of lies, deceit and propaganda. Unfortunately there are enough ignorant and brainwashed American citizens who swallow the lies like so much high fructose corn syrup ice cream. The results are easily recognizable: obese, dumbed down Americans who are easily controlled.
      The truth has been eviscerated and buried. Whether the lies emanate from the State Department, the Pentgram the White House or any of the other myriad agencies that infect our daily lives no longer matters.
      As Gordon once stated,”anyone who believes anything Washington says is insane.”
      The American people’s trust and confidence in Washington has dropped to the lowest level yet and the politicians, bureaucrats and various departments could care less; they do not work for We the People.

  5. davor  August 22, 2017 at 1:09 am

    Like the fb comment above says it is hard to believe anything State Department utters. If State Department says that Yankees beat Red Sox last night I have to go and check it up with the official scores. But where can someone check it up when US says they pound Isil in Syria or that they have no interest there?

  6. joetv  August 21, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    It is un-American to rudely leave. I try to keep an eye on Afghanistan, and Iraq. Both are blue print countries. Libya too, but no one’s paying attention there. I wonder what the true cost of Lybian crude oil is today. $3? Do I hear $2? 4,000 more US soldiers are riding to the rescue of Aghanistan. Expect mining ops to begin soon, if they haven’t started yet. Picking the pockets of the Pashtun population is a state secret. National security, you know.

  7. Chris Paul  August 21, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Ms Know Nought has a nice job at State and her script writer works with the In Crowd, so if she plays her cards right, the future is secure. Clearly it is the USA intent to help defeat ISIS in Syria, because otherwise the Russians, SAA and Iranians will do so without their help. However, it is also the Intent of the USA to carry on their State Sponsored Terrorism through ISIS as they have more than several missions for ISIS in places like Sth East Asia, Africa and indeed Europe – not to mention the Caucasus and other places on Russia’s periphery. In addition, it has long been the intent of the USA, possibly acting as a willing tool of the likes of Israel and the UK, to establish a Kurdish State in the region in a Balkanisation Strategy and as a counter balance to Turkish Ottomanian aspirations. It is simply outragious of Ms Sophie Mangal to imply that the US State Dept is telling ‘Porkies’, when in fact they are being Economical With The Truth – something they have no-doubt perfected under the tutelage of their “Cousins” at MI6, and indeed, emanating from the UK Cabinet Level. The author of this article is a Wise Amazon to bring this dubious notification to the reader’s attention.

  8. wjabbe  August 21, 2017 at 10:58 am

    This is a meaningless propaganda statement by her. If they leave good. But they had no permission to be there in the first place so what would prevent them from returning? If they fail to leave after the war is really over they should be forcibly removed by Russia and
    Syria acting together. Also none of the countries which aided the enemies of Syria should benefit in any way from its reconstruction.

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