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Mattis commented on US plans to dismember Syria

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The United States does not seek to dismember Syria, using for this purpose even the so-called demarcation line separating from each other the zones of action of the Russian and American Armed Forces in the republic, said US Secretary of Defense James Mattis, commenting on the course of the fight against Islamic State (IG, banned in the Russian Federation).


He confirmed that the United States intends to intensify efforts undertaken in those areas of Syria that are not controlled by the authorities in Damascus and are freed from the IS militants.

Mattis commented on US plans to dismember Syria


We have a demarcation line, and so now

- said Mattis.

In this regard, he was asked whether it means that Washington’s plan is to dismember Syria into several different countries. “No,” said the head of the US military.

At the same time, he warned the forces of the Syrian government to cross the "demarcation line". When asked what would happen if Syrian troops did this, Mattis replied:

It would probably be [on their part] a mistake. "" This is the demarcation line, and we said that we would act on one side of it, and the Russians on the other.


At the same time, he clarified that the forces controlled by Damascus did not attempt to cross this conditional border.

They don’t even try to [do] it, so [this question] doesn’t bother me

- Mattis said.

He also argued that the United States and its partners "on the ground" are not going to invade areas controlled by the Syrian authorities in order to fight IS.

We do not need to do it

- said the Minister, whose transcript of statements was distributed by the Pentagon press service.

In addition, Mattis explained that in connection with the destruction of the "caliphate" the IS will change the nature of the US operation in Iraq and Syria, focusing on efforts to stabilize the liberated areas, and not on an "offensive approach involving the seizure of territory."
This, according to the minister, includes, among other things, the transfer to Syria of the zones of American diplomats not controlled by the authorities, which, according to Washington, will coordinate the work of contractors, the restoration of public utilities and similar reconstruction projects.

The armed forces will ensure the movement of our diplomats, guarantee their protection

- said Mattis.

He promised, without going into details, that "from international donors" for the implementation of such rehabilitation projects, "including in Syria," large funds will be allocated.

We understand that the deconflict line [with the armed forces of Russia and Syria] runs along the river [Euphrates]. She [that is, this conditional boundary] still held. There were problems with this, but we generally solved these problems day after day, and the [telephone] line for preventing conflicts between us and the Russian forces never stopped working. There has never been such a thing that we called and did not answer us; and it never happened that they called but we didn't answer

- TASS transmits the words of Mattis.
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  1. oleg-gr
    oleg-gr 30 December 2017 12: 54 New
    +5
    Americans, they are white and fluffy. They stand guard over peace and prosperity. This is the Russian Federation - the aggressor. Pentagon officials, in principle, cannot say.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 30 December 2017 12: 58 New
      +7
      They are like that thief seized by the hand and claiming that this is not his hand ..
      Quote: oleg-gr
      Americans, they are white and fluffy. They stand guard over peace and prosperity. This is the Russian Federation - the aggressor. Pentagon officials, in principle, cannot say.
      1. Rusland
        Rusland 30 December 2017 13: 01 New
        11
        Moreover, the thief who administers justice.
        1. Reserve officer
          Reserve officer 30 December 2017 13: 14 New
          11
          "... argued that the United States and its partners" on the ground "are not going to invade ... the areas controlled by the Syrian authorities."

          Very interesting phrase. Those. the territory of Syria, where the staff are located, the Syrian authorities no longer belong? Then what about the phrase "the United States does not seek to dismember Syria"?
          As I understand it, in the information about the artificial intelligence of the Pentagon, which will fight ISIS in Syria, James Mattis himself was implied.
          1. PalBor
            PalBor 30 December 2017 14: 46 New
            +4
            Quote: Stock Officer
            "... argued that the United States and its partners" on the ground "are not going to invade ... the areas controlled by the Syrian authorities."

            Very interesting phrase. Those. the territory of Syria, where the staff are located, the Syrian authorities no longer belong? Then what about the phrase "the United States does not seek to dismember Syria"?
            As I understand it, in the information about the artificial intelligence of the Pentagon, which will fight ISIS in Syria, James Mattis himself was implied.

            If most of the American political "elites" of their president consider illegitimate, then what about governments that they do not like.
            They would have long been sitting in Damascus as curators of the Igilov, to the extreme, Nusrov rulers, but here ... Oh my God! Bloody Russians! laughing
            1. Thrall
              Thrall 30 December 2017 16: 41 New
              0
              Lucky ...
          2. 73bor
            73bor 30 December 2017 18: 55 New
            +1
            Even the Lord God will not prevent Syrians from liberating their territory, with our support this can be done, we can’t slaughter Americans, but we can!
            1. johnik
              johnik 30 December 2017 20: 45 New
              +2
              This comrade STALIN could give these freaks a hat! The current ones keep their savings from them (people are afraid)
      2. bouncyhunter
        bouncyhunter 30 December 2017 13: 11 New
        +6
        Quote: 210ox
        They are like that thief seized by the hand and claiming that this is not his hand ..

        Hello Dima ! hi Does anyone else, besides their stupid allies and liberals, believe the words of mattresses ??? request
        1. Pirogov
          Pirogov 30 December 2017 13: 14 New
          +4
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          Hello Dima ! hi Does anyone else, besides their stupid allies and liberals, believe the words of mattresses ???

          Good day . They believe there are such clowns, and it’s quite a lot, sometimes it’s amazing how many fools we have.
          1. bouncyhunter
            bouncyhunter 30 December 2017 16: 04 New
            +4
            Andrei hi , sometimes I am very bitter for that country, which is no longer ...
            1. Going
              Going 30 December 2017 16: 26 New
              +4
              Pasha, good time! hi It seems the separation of Syria is for a long time.
        2. pjastolov
          pjastolov 30 December 2017 13: 52 New
          +5
          Quote: bouncyhunter
          This would probably be [on their part] a mistake. "" Here is the demarcation line, and we said that we would act on one side of it, and the Russians on the other

          And the Syrians are at home, and can act wherever they want
      3. jolly deckhand
        jolly deckhand 30 December 2017 13: 25 New
        +3
        Dim good HEALTH to all of you there ... hi
    2. Hoc vince
      Hoc vince 30 December 2017 12: 58 New
      +8
      Manuals, paragraph 1.1. Call what you are yourself, blame for what you do yourself or are going to do.
      1. GRF
        GRF 30 December 2017 14: 47 New
        +1
        Yes, Ferguson overslept, but you could have gotten a base there for maintaining law and order and rebuilding the ruined one!
        But maybe the blacks will give us another chance ...

        Yes, how much do we need to build ...
    3. To be or not to be
      To be or not to be 30 December 2017 16: 07 New
      +1
      "The Moor has done his job; the Moor may leave."

      ((“Quote from the drama of F. Schiller (1759 - 1805)“ The Fiesco Conspiracy in Genoa ”(1783). This phrase (d.3, yavl.4) is uttered by the Moor, who turned out to be unnecessary after he helped Count Fisco to organize an uprising Republicans against the tyrant of Genoa, Doge Doria. This phrase has become a saying that characterizes a cynical attitude towards a person whose services are no longer needed. ")
      ... go home ..
    4. Kent0001
      Kent0001 30 December 2017 18: 46 New
      +3
      And we can’t do anything. In short, they take away our victory on the move, we have reached our goals (at the moment) by half .., so there is nothing good in this situation so far.
      1. sogdy
        sogdy 30 December 2017 19: 31 New
        +1
        Trying to figure out why?
        Quote: Kent0001
        And we can’t do anything.

        Do we have to do something? There is something that only the owner can do, but we can only support the rights and actions of the owner - the Congress in Yalta. Prior to this, no one will perform any direct actions, only with the puncture of the Americans.
  2. Tusv
    Tusv 30 December 2017 12: 56 New
    0
    Give me a crooked mirror, otherwise I can see with the naked eye that the opposite is true
  3. Rusland
    Rusland 30 December 2017 12: 58 New
    12
    Just in case, they staked a piece of land, and then how it goes. We won’t catch, so we’ll warm ourselves.
    1. sergey32
      sergey32 30 December 2017 14: 57 New
      0
      They are waiting for when they are specifically indicated the direction where to bring them. Let me tell you that this is a five-letter word in which P, W, D, A. are present (WEST, if someone did not guess).
  4. Herculesic
    Herculesic 30 December 2017 12: 59 New
    +7
    So you need to wait for some super-nastiness or meanness on which the Yankees are unrivaled masters!
  5. askort154
    askort154 30 December 2017 13: 11 New
    +2
    Impudent every year. Openly declare their gang plans around the world.
    How much rope do not curl, the end is inevitable. Openly opposed, for now, only Russia. negative
    But this is only “bye”. yes
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 30 December 2017 13: 18 New
      +5
      "Our need to openly declare if they do not get out of Syria, with their coalition, there will be serious consequences, up to the complete blockade of their military bases." But our leadership will not do this - because it is spineless.
  6. family tree
    family tree 30 December 2017 13: 24 New
    +1
    Survived! belay
    Not really a good move.
    Washington: And how do you want to dismember Syria? Show and outline the plan!
    Pentagon: That's the thing! We will dismember without any plan, at random! ... Yes, because any of our plan immediately becomes known to Russian hackers sad
  7. Jackal
    Jackal 30 December 2017 13: 31 New
    +3
    Syria is so far ..Here Russia crush and plunder the Crusaders have long been dreaming ..!
    Let them come again to Russia for their death! Waiting for the Lord
  8. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 30 December 2017 13: 43 New
    +6
    De facto-Syria has already been divided and everything will remain approximately the same, stability is not expected there in the foreseeable future. Barmalei from the American zone will not give what the United States needs for their controlled bloody mess. And squeezing out American bases from there will fail either for us, let alone Damascus and others like them
    1. eugraphus
      eugraphus 30 December 2017 14: 26 New
      +2
      On the one hand, the example of Cuba suggests that the base with the US Guantanamo prison is still there. But another example is Camran. It was the base of the US Navy. They threw them from there and then there was the base of the USSR.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 30 December 2017 14: 46 New
        +8
        The USA completely left Vietnam because it was the last US war in the classical sense and they lost it - including in their public opinion. They have learned - now their wars are alien coffins, programmable media for the whole world, local frostbitten barmaley-feeders and helping them out of silence with weapons, intelligence, training, bombing, bribery, the dregs of their diplomacy, etc. And then the USSR was then a steam rink, able to impose its conditions and not only from a military point of view
  9. Altona
    Altona 30 December 2017 13: 48 New
    +1
    You gotta get a little thump, General Mattis. Bags under the eyes, potatoes can be loaded.
  10. polkovnik manuch
    polkovnik manuch 30 December 2017 14: 09 New
    +1
    The United States is not going to leave Syria, just like from Iraq, there would be more oil than water there, like the Saudis.
  11. Dormidont
    Dormidont 30 December 2017 14: 36 New
    +1
    The universal beast is wounded. But not finished off. And therefore it is especially dangerous
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  13. _Jack_
    _Jack_ 30 December 2017 14: 53 New
    0
    We do not want to dismember Syria, but we will not allow Syrian troops to enter our territory, i.e. he replies that they have already dismembered her
  14. sharp-lad
    sharp-lad 30 December 2017 15: 35 New
    +1
    Well, where does the international community look? Aggressive terrorists under the mattress flag have lost their last shores, but silence in response ?!
    1. Kent0001
      Kent0001 30 December 2017 18: 49 New
      +2
      Whoever pays the girl dances her. Nothing new. Sometimes it seems that our independence in politics is to a certain extent for domestic consumption. It’s not the first time we have been pushed, just us, not the Syrians.
  15. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 30 December 2017 16: 38 New
    +4
    I propose to separate Mattis’s brain, if he has one, and send it to the Institute for the Study of Mental Disorders.
  16. weksha50
    weksha50 30 December 2017 17: 25 New
    +2
    Like this ... In a foreign territory ... Outlined a circle ... And he said to the owner of this territory and his allies: "Cross the circle - I will kill" ... And calmly lives and acts ...
    There is only one method of dealing with such gopniks .... And he is by no means diplomatic ...
    1. GRF
      GRF 30 December 2017 18: 16 New
      0
      Draw your Circle, in the territory of the gopnik)
      Well, or at least I would have to give you a hint about this, to start thinking about the emerging trend by the gopnik)
      By the way, Panama, autumn needs a hand of support ...)
  17. Height
    Height 30 December 2017 19: 08 New
    +1
    They ordered themselves in Syria. According to Feng Shui, they are international laws. But why be surprised ?!
    They themselves create international terrorists, and under the pretext of their destruction, they overthrow the leaders they dislike, and also zealously use the resources of these countries. Good for them it will not end.
  18. rocket757
    rocket757 30 December 2017 19: 47 New
    +3
    They are enemies of everything and everyone who does not dance to their tune!
  19. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 30 December 2017 20: 20 New
    +1
    This two-faced policy of Amerzian egocentrism will not bring to good either this Bogomerzsky Amerzian elite or our poor earthly ball, which has become so small and easily vulnerable! I hope that this is the last 3 years they have been allowed to correct, otherwise, kirdyk America. As Baba Vanga dangled: "What America - there will be no America." wassat
  20. Romanenko
    Romanenko 30 December 2017 23: 06 New
    0
    But he did not try to explain on what basis the American armed forces are located on the territory of a sovereign state? They gathered to dismember, so you can return home without members.
  21. HEATHER
    HEATHER 31 December 2017 06: 42 New
    0
    Whiskey will destroy him. Judging by the face of the face. Or the next "guard" in the morning pulls bags under his eyes.
  22. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 31 December 2017 08: 43 New
    +1
    The US capture of territories in Syria and complete control over these territories only means the weakness of Russia's policy. It doesn’t matter how strong we are militarily and how strong in spirit if we are absolutely boneless in the political arena. The United States at this time will be where it wants and no one decree to it. We wanted a zone of influence on the territory — we got it, we wanted laurels at someone else’s expense — we got it; moreover, we openly give it to them with our “departure” at the height of the war. It is reluctant to think that the Americans simply asked us to leave or weaken our actions, so that the laurels would be equally divided and have the opportunity to thoroughly gain a foothold in Syria.
  23. MRomanovich
    MRomanovich 31 December 2017 08: 59 New
    0
    It doesn’t matter what this minister says and it doesn’t matter what the others say. The higher the person, the more his words diverge from reality. We must give an assessment of what is really going on, and words are always an empty talk.
  24. Anchonsha
    Anchonsha 31 December 2017 13: 47 New
    +1
    Assad should set the conditions for the Americans, as well as inform the UN that the country was occupied by the Merikans, if troops are not withdrawn, then government troops will begin military operations against the invaders. At the same time, the whole world needs to say that it is the United States that is reviving terrorists in Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
  25. StVahmistr
    StVahmistr 31 December 2017 16: 31 New
    +2
    Quote: Pirogov
    They believe there are such clowns, and it’s quite a lot, sometimes it’s amazing how many fools we have.

    This does not surprise me anymore, starting with the second presidency of the drunk ...
  26. StVahmistr
    StVahmistr 31 December 2017 16: 34 New
    +2
    Quote: Kent0001
    And we can’t do anything. In short, they take away our victory on the move, we have reached our goals (at the moment) by half .., so there is nothing good in this situation so far.

    On this occasion, Wang said something: - ".... But the winner will not be the one ..."
  27. tosha.chuhontzev
    tosha.chuhontzev 31 December 2017 20: 40 New
    +1
    It is a predictable situation. Assad is doomed, with all due respect to him, as a worthy and courageous politician. Demography, Iranian, Turkish, Saudi interests intersect only at one point: the confrontation between Sunnis and Shiites. This confrontation can only be resolved by military means. It will be comical to watch how the US-Israeli and Sunni forces will fight with Iran shoulder to shoulder. The protests in Iran are just a faint reminder that Iran is having big problems on the domestic political front. In Syria, everything is just beginning. 80% of the Sunnis do not want Assad, and with them the Syrian Kurds. The problem of Americans in their destructive role. The creation of ISIS only once again confirms that Americans have great psychological problems.
  28. high
    high 2 January 2018 21: 09 New
    0
    Difficult to understand ....
    Russia announced the defeat of Yigil, and on January 2, the Netherlands Air Force announced the direction of aviation in the Middle East to fight Yigil.
    If victory is won, why did the Minister of Defense of Syria Fahad Jasem Al-Frejja be dismissed on January 2?