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Rasa News Agency - Indefinite Occupation Could Empower Terrorists in Syria
Saturday, September 22, 2018
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Time : Tuesday, September 11, 2018
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Indefinite Occupation Could Empower Terrorists in Syria
Rasa - The US-led war on Syria was never about freedom and democracy. Any doubters should ask President Donald Trump who has no desire to “get out” of Syria or “bring US troops home.”

RNA - According to the State Department, he has just signed a new strategy, which includes new military goals, and eliminates all timelines for removing US occupying troops from Syria.


Without any UN mandate or invitation from Syrian government, US troops are in several parts of Syria, mostly in the Kurdish-held Northeast. An estimated 2,200 US troops are in the country, though official numbers are being withheld from the public. Special Envoy James Jeffrey says they are committed to an “indefinitely extended” stay.


The new goals are substantial too, with the US now focusing on “containing Iran.” This is while there are no Iranian troops or military bases in that war-torn country, only a handful of military advisors who are there at the official request of the Syrian government.


Besides, the Pentagon regime officials have long presented the operation in Syria as more or less permanent, and have resisted all talk of pullout, including from President Trump. This mirrors their policy in Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen as well, where US occupying troops are similarly positioned in unknown numbers on a more or less permanent basis, all in breach of international law and UN Charter.


Make no mistake. This has never been about fighting terror either. The whole idea is to destabilize and divide up these unfortunate countries, keep them occupied indefinitely, and install puppet regimes that would take direct orders from Washington.


Little wonder the first major step of the new Pentagon push is to prevent the imminent Syrian army operation against Al-Qaeda aligned terrorist groups in Idlib province. Under international law, Syria and its allies Russia and Iran have every right to proceed with their plans to cleanse Idlib of terrorists. The US has no right to stop that from happening. It has no legal justification to prevent the operation. Any US attack on Syrian and Russian forces involved in it goes against UN Charter and international norms.


The United Nations should take this into account that the US and its terror proxies have every intention to stage chemical attacks as false flag to blame it on the Syrian government. They have done it before in Eastern Ghouta and elsewhere and they are now more than ever determined to stage it in Idlib. If a chemical incident occurs the UN should know who did it because Syria has no chemical weapons and Russia has already provided the world body with the evidence of an imminent false flag operation.


At any rate, the US presence in Syria has only made the situation worse. The US occupying forces have no chance to ever turn the situation in Idlib into a profit. It is a mistake by Trump to fall for the siren songs of the Saudis and Zionists who press for this plan. It is he who will have to pay the political price.


According to Fars News Agancy, the Trump White House won’t succeed in using terrorist militias as proxy forces in Idlib to achieve broad foreign policy aims. These are the same goons that attacked US and European targets in the region and beyond. They bombed and killed people in the European capitals and destabilized the entire planet. They should never be given another chance.


To reverse the growth of these terrorists and to end the protracted war will require liberation of Idlib first, the last terror-held bastion, and a political settlement that is inclusive and addresses demands for Syrian sovereignty and security.


The international community should fear for Idlib, because terrorist groups are likely to grow still stronger the more they are allowed to stay there. The world should also fear for the West, since Western governments’ foreign policy priorities remain far removed from promoting the public interest in their choice of wars and allies. In Syria, they made terrible choices and they paid for it. Syria and its allies have what it takes to finish off the job in Idlib. Allowing that to happen is the least the international community could do.


Trump and the War Party want to blow up the region through indefinite occupation of Syria. The world now has good reason to be appalled. They should never be allowed to win against international law, undermining it and paving the ground for appalling developments not just in Syria but across the region. The onus falls on the United Nations and the world community to put on the agenda an international resistance front – and to win diplomatic efforts campaigning on it for Syria, for its people, and for our shared future.



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