And forces it to turn back
[ 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.
#Syria #Qamishli— /sg/ SOURIA GENERAL (@SyriaGeneral) February 18, 2020
Lieutenant Colonel Samer – the leader of the Syrian Arab Army checkpoint in Khirbat Amo village
Will not allow the american occupation vehicles to pass, he & the people of Khirbat Amo & people of Albawaer Abo AlAsi promised themselves to kick out the occupation. pic.twitter.com/1scFymjU0K
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 this… Jim W. Dean ]
– 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.
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