And forces it to turn back

…from Southfront

[ Editor’s Note: The proof that US troops are not needed in Syria is put on display here.  They sure as hell aren’t patrolling looking for ISIS people, as that would always entail coordinating with local security.

Mr. Duff, the young Marine

So what were they doing here today…logging in another patrol to justify a paycheck?

If you think this is bad in terms of a wasteful use of our military, VT readers might remember Gordon’s old Nam story of patrolling on a hill near a US airbase one afternoon, where he was able to watch planes take off, fly a few clicks over to a big hill, and bomb and napalm it, then circle around and land.

He watched this go on all afternoon and later asked an AF guy what was up with bombing where there was no VC, and was told the pilots were just logging in “combat missions” to polish up their resumes and reports going back to Washington.

That became one of Gordon’s classic “how the world really works” stories, and there were a lot more that came later. Thank God these US “patrolling troops” are not draftees being abused to do thisJim W. Dean ]

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– First published … February 02, 2020

A unit of the Syrian Army stopped a US military patrol in northeastern Syria and forced it to turn back. This was not the first time when Syrian government forces limited the US movement in the area. Over the past months, such incidents have become a general practice.

https://twitter.com/SteeleSyAA/status/1229607973984468993?s=20

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7 COMMENTS

  1. No disrespect to the guys that got blown out of their trucks or ” APCs” in Iraq etc., but it seemed to me that these patrols just drive around until they get blown up. While workin in the Southern states for a few years , I did run into quite a lot of these vets – with pretty badd stories of how their trucks ended up being full of blood and body parts , while, just drivin around on patrol. This is Snafu

  2. They do not appear to be having an acrimonious discussion. The US troops likely have you know what on their minds and seek directions to the nearest brothels, or short of that some new porn videos they can trade for their’s. The Syrians might have traded some with Netanyahu and his family and some whores from the nearest brothel in Israel in them.

  3. War is a Racket! The ‘Military Industrial Complex’ and the Insiders of the Political Structure are getting RICH ! It is a SCAM, our soldiers are the ‘Sacrificial Lambs’ on the barbaric-bloody Altar of Zionism, on the World Stage! Shame on US, shame on our Congress, shame on the EXECUTIVE BRANCH!

  4. I know Gordon won’t agree with me, but I’d suggest the grinning wallet lifting Zionist shysters who surround President Trump 24/7 don’t bother mentioning stuff like this to him and they would NEVER permit him access to VT.