Syria - U.S. CentCom Declares War
25, 2017 "Information
- Yesterday three high ranking Russian officers
were killed in an "ISIS attack" in eastern-Syrian.
It is likely that they were killed by U.S. special
forces or insurgents under U.S. special forces
control. The incident will be understood as a
declaration of war.
Central Command in the Middle East wants the oil
fields in east-Syria under control of its proxy
forces to set up and control a U.S. aligned Kurdish
mini-state in the area. The Syrian government,
allied with Russia, needs the revenues of the oil
fields to rebuild the country.
week the Russians issued
sharply worded statements
against U.S. coordination with al-Qaeda terrorists
in Idleb province and warned of further escalation.
Yesterday the Russian Ministry of Defense
accused the U.S.
military in east-Syria of direct collaboration with
the Islamic State:
special units provide free passage for the
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) through the
battle formations of Islamic State (IS, formerly
ISIS/ISIL) terrorists, the ministry said in a
no resistance of the ISIS militants, the SDF
units are advancing along the left shore of the
Euphrates towards Deir ez-Zor,” the statement
newly released images “clearly show that US
special ops are stationed at the outposts
previously set up by ISIS militants.”
“Despite that the US strongholds being located
in the ISIS areas, no screening patrol has been
organized at them,” the Russian Ministry of
marks the currently relevant conflict area - (U.S.
proxies - yellow, SAA - red, ISIS - black):
accusations are plausible. Large parts of ISIS in
Deir Ezzor consist of local tribal forces from
eastern-Syria. U.S. special envoy Brett McGurk
recently met tribal leaders who had earlier pledged
allegiance to ISIS. Deals were made. As we
The U.S. diplomat tasked with the job, Brett
with local tribal dignitaries of the area.
Pictures of the meeting were published. Several
that the very same dignitaries were earlier
pictured swearing allegiance to the Islamic
like during the "Anbar Awaking" in its war on
Iraq the U.S. is bribing the local radicals to
temporarily change over to its side. This will
help the U.S. to claim that it defeated ISIS.
But as soon as the payments stop the very same
forces will revert back to their old game.
Ahmad Abu Khawla,
who had earlier fought for ISIS, was suddenly
commander of a
newly invented "Deir Ezzor Military Council", set up
under U.S. special force control.
Last night a Russian three-star general and two
killed in a
mortar attack while they visited a Syrian army
headquarter in Deir Ezzor:
Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov, of the Russian
armed forces, has been killed after coming under
shelling from Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL)
militants near Deir ez-Zor, the Russian Defense
Ministry has announced.
statement, the ministry said that Asapov was at
a command outpost manned by Syrian troops,
assisting commanders in the liberation of the
city of Deir ez-Zor.
Lieutenant-General Valery Asapov is the
highest-ranking Russian officer to be killed in
the Syrian campaign. He was a commander of the
5th Army in Russia’s Eastern Military District,
one of the four strategic commands in the
Russian Armed Forces. The army is based in
Russia’s Far East, in the city of Ussuriysk,
some 98 km (61 miles) from Vladivostok.
years ISIS had besieged Syrian troops in Deir Ezzor
city and its airport. It had not once managed to
successfully attack the Syrian headquarter or to
kill high ranking officers. Now, as U.S. proxy
forces "advised" by U.S. special forces, have taken
position north of Deir Ezzor, "ISIS" suddenly has
the intelligence data and precision mortar
capabilities to kill a bunch of visiting Russian
That is not
plausible. No one in Damascus, Baghdad, Tehran or
Moscow will believe that.
military, as usual, reacts calmly and officially
attributes the attack to ISIS. Doing so avoids
pressure to immediately react to the attack. (The
U.S. will falsely interpret this as a face-saving
But no one
in Moscow will believe that the incident is
independent of other recent maneuvers by the U.S.
forces and independent of the earlier accusations
the Russian military made against the U.S. forces.
the U.S. and Russia are both in Syria to fight the
Islamic State. The Russian troops are legitimately
there, having been invited by the Syrian government.
The U.S. forces have no legal justification for
their presence. So far open hostilities between the
two sides had been avoided. But as the U.S. now
obviously sets out to split Syria apart, openly
cooperates with terrorists and does not even refrain
from killing Russian officers, the gloves will have
to come off.
Central Command has declared war on the Russian
contingent in Syria. A high ranking Russian general
was killed. This inevitably requires a reaction. The
response does not necessarily have to come from
Russian forces. Moscow has many capable allies in
the area. The response does not necessarily have to
come in Syria.
and "incidents", like an "ISIS mortar attacks", or
unintentional bombing of troop concentration of the
other side, can happen on both sides of the front.
Cars can blow up, bridges can collapse. Any U.S.
officer or civilian official in the larger Middle
East should be aware that they too are now targets.
This article was first published by
Moon Of Alabama
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: Moscow is concerned that while Washington claims
it is interested in fighting Islamic State (IS,
formerly ISIS\ISIL) terrorists, it demonstrates
quite the opposite.
images reveal US forces operating freely in ISIS