The US administration promised to reverse course on much of Trump’s foreign policy, freezing troop withdrawals in Iraq and Afghanistan, while hinting US willingness to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal if Tehran returned to its commitments.
In Syria, however, the new president appears to be continuing on the course set by his predecessor, poring weapons and military equipment to its troops in the Arab Republic.
Two convoys numbering a total of 59 vehicles have made its way into Syria from two separate directions, the Syrian Arab News Agency has reported, citing local sources on the ground.
One of the convoys reportedly consisted of 45 vehicles, including refrigerators, tankers and trucks carrying armored military vehicles, and was said to have entered the country through the Semalka border crossing between Iraqi Kurdistan and the US-backed Kurdish-controlled region of northern Syria.
Damascus considers the Semalka crossing illegal since it is outside the government’s control. The convoy was said to have been on route for Qamishli, a strategic city straddling the Syrian-Turkish border.
The second convoy reportedly consisted of 14 vehicles, and was said to have been carrying logistics materials and military equipment. That convoy was said to have entered Syria through the al-Waleed border crossing point, which is also considered illegal.
The military convoys are thought to be at least the second and third to have entered Syria since President Joe Biden took over the oval office on 20 January. Last month, 200 US troops were said to have been transferred into Hasakah aboard helicopters.
In addition, local media reported that 40 trucks and military vehicles entered northeastern Syria from Iraq, bringing weapons and logistical equipment to illegal US bases in Hasakah and Deir ez-Zor provinces.
Officially, US troops first entered Syria in 2017 during the common fight against Assad, but remained in the country, justifying their presence through support for allies in ‘counter-terrorism operations and training’ and setting up a buffer zone in the country’s north to prevent a fabricated Turkish-Kurdish escalation.
In October 2019, President Donald Trump announced that the US regime would withdraw from the country, but later reversed course, saying that troops would instead be redeployed to “keep” Syria’s oil, and support ConocoPhillips in doing so.
Syrian President Bashar Assad characterized Trump as the “best” American president he’s dealt with, because he was at least “honest” about US intentions in Syria.
As Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden helped launch Operation Timber Sycamore, a classified CIA weapons and training program that begun in 2012 and which saw the US military and its allies ship thousands of tonnes of weaponry and billions of dollars in aid to Syrian terrorists, which US media investigations later revealed had been allied with ISIS and al-Qaeda.
Gringos have been pillaging this world since 1776. Like a parasite that is killing its host. Everywhere where the gringos set foot a poverty, misery and desperation follow for the local civilians.
Lying and deceiving. These are the only positive actions of the US government. I would not dare to mention the negative ones here. This can be stopped by Iraq kicking the US out like they originally decided in 2020. Now that there is a new president Iraq can hold a new vote.
Sputnik / ABC Flash Point WW III News 2021.