Nearly two dozen Saudi troops enter US base in northeastern Syria: Report
…from PressTV, Tehran
[ Editor’s Note: The US continues its strategy of making Syria pay for the US deployment by stealing its oil, which is now at the point of openly drilling more wells.
As for bringing the Saudis in, that seems to be purely symbolic, after their poor fighting skills were revealed in Yemen. I think the real reason may be to show that, with the new Israel-Gulf States secret collusion going public, they don’t feel the need to hide the goal of Balkanizing Syria.
And let’s not forget the almost zero world acknowledgement of the nuclear attack on Beirut, a city that was a threat to no one. Although Iran does not want to admit it, all the explosions going on there could be viewed as a show of “what if they had been mini-nukes instead?”
The Pentagon is in on the scam, as it knows the Syrian coalition and the tribes could protect their own oil installations if the US coalition would withdraw and stop supporting the jihadis. The concept that this is done under the ‘Defense Department’ when it is really wanton aggression is a slap in the face to all Americans who have served honorably before it went ‘professional’.
As for Trump getting out of Mideast wars, the US troops involved in this Syrian maneuver are the ones ‘leaving” Iraq. They are just being shuffled around. Imagine that.
I fear that it will get worse before it gets better. If there is no major blowback on the use of the mini-nuke on Beirut, it will be waving a green flag to the high tech killers to use them more, and there would be a shared blame for those who did nothing… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … August 28, 2020 –
Saudi Arabia has reportedly deployed nearly two dozen combat troops to a US-run military base in Syria’s oil-rich northeastern province of Hasakah as the Riyadh regime and some of its regional allies are vying with the United States to loot the natural resources of the war-ravaged country.
Note: The line thru the link below means it has already been broken, by the usual suspects.
Lebanon’s Arabic-language al-Mayadeen television news network, citing an informed source, reported that 20 Saudi soldiers, led by an officer called Saud al-Joghaifi, arrived at the US base in the city of Shaddadi on Wednesday.
The source added that the Saudi troops were accompanied by a convoy of US-led forces from the coalition purportedly formed to fight the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group, which withdrew from Camp Taji, situated 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, earlier this week.
Back on December 21 last year, informed local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, told the Arabic service of Turkey’s official Anadolu news agency that dozens of Saudi soldiers had arrived at Omar oil field in Syria’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr aboard helicopters.
The sources added that the troops were expected to guard Saudi and Egyptian experts, who had arrived at the energy facility a week earlier and were believed to be working for Saudi Arabia’s giant state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco.
The report noted that the deployment of Saudi soldiers to the oil field coincided with the arrival of about 30 trucks equipped with digging and drilling machinery.
The sources said the vehicles had entered Syrian territory from northern Iraq, and that Saudi soldiers were stationed in a residential area close to Omar oil field that is said to be housing American troops.
Since late October 2019, the United States has been redeploying troops to the oil fields controlled by Kurdish forces in eastern Syria, in a reversal of President Donald Trump’s earlier order to withdraw all troops from the Arab country.
The Pentagon claims the move aims to “protect” the fields and facilities from possible attacks by Daesh. That claim came although Trump had earlier suggested that Washington sought economic interests in controlling the oil fields.
The presence of US forces in eastern Syria has particularly irked the civilians, and local residents have on several occasions stopped American military convoys from entering the region.
Syria, which has not authorized the presence of the US military in its territory, says Washington is “plundering” the country’s oil.
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