Skip to comments.Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria
Posted on 07/19/2017 12:13:37 PM PDT by thoughtomator
ISTANBULIn the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa.
The list published by the Anadolu news agency points to a U.S. presence from one end to the other of the Kurdish self-administration regiona distance of more than 200 miles. The Anadolu news agency even listed the number of U.S. troops in several locations and in two instances stipulated the presence of French special forces.
Turkey has openly criticized the Trump administrationand the Obama administration before itfor relying in the battle against ISIS on a militia led by Kurds affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers Party or PKK. A separatist movement now at war with Turkey, the PKK has been listed by the U.S., EU, and Turkey as a terror organization.
To avoid the appearance of allying with such a group, the U.S. military set up the Syrian Democratic Forces, which have a large component of Arab recruits. But they are led by officers from the Peoples Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian affiliate of the PKK.
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Who authorized this?
Turkey is not an ally and should be treated as a hostile country.
Which, I guess, kind of puts us in the same relationship as Russia has with Turkey.
You cannot make nice with a scorpion.
This is literally an act of war, and demands a response.
The United States should move their military forces from Incirlik Air Base in Turkey to the New Republic of Kurdistan.
Maybe it’s time for this particular Turkey to be carved up. One slice for the Greeks, one slice for the Kurds, one slice for the Armenians, one slice for the Cypriots, and the Pope’s Nose for the ethnic Turks.
US doctrine on battlefield is shoot, move, communicate.
Trump to Erdogan: Nice little country ya got there. Be a shame sumthun should happen to it.
“Who authorized this? “
The US Congress with the AUMF in 2001, right after 911.
It’s a blank check for any POTUS and allows Congress to look the other way, being derelict in their duties.
And, a friggin’ travesty.
We need to recognize an independent Kurdistan. The Kurds have been the only reliable allies against ISIS.
ISIS is Turkey’s plausibly deniable expeditionary force.
Al Qaeda is Saudi Arabia’s.
And the US having basis in a country without its permission isn't?
I have been offline for a few days and I come back to this crap? GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.
Erdogan is not out friend.
What country are you referring to?
I totally agree.
Turkey out of NATO! Now!
We do not have permission from Assad to have bases in Syria. There is no reason for us to be opposed to the Assad regime.
the PKK are hard core marxists; have been forever
Turkey has only survived as long as it has because it has been in the best interests of a majority of European countries to prevent Russia from annihilating Turkey and therefor gain a warm water port.
My warning to Erdogan, if it becomes evident that you are an enemy of the United States we will give the green light for your destruction and there is nothing that your European vassal politicians can do to save you. We will let the Russian bear hound you and all of your fellow genocidal Turks back into the Asian Steppe. The few remaining Turks that survive will curse your name over the ages.
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