Friday, April 28, 2017

Is The U.S. About To Open A New Front In Syria?

Jesse Marks, National Interest: Is Donald Trump About to Launch an Operation in Southern Syria?

It's imperative that the president does not bring U.S. soldiers into open conflict with the regime.

As coalition forces inch closer toward the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, increased U.S. military activity on Jordan’s northern border suggests that the fight against ISIS will soon expand to southern Syria.

Despite the Trump administration’s vocal objection to the Assad regime recently, it has largely stuck to its guns—literally—in its commitment to fight ISIS. The United States, which has long prioritized support for the Syrian Democratic Forces, has now expanded its support to “vetted” members of the Syrian opposition in the south. This change in tactics introduces new potential consequences.

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WNU Editor: Both Israel and Jordan want the U.S. to step up military operations in southern Syria .... and they both probably want a buffer zone created. But I fail to see how this can play out in anyone's favour in the long term .... in the end the U.S. will have to leave.

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