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US lost its allies in Syria

Yesterday, hundreds of Syrian militia fighters victoriously marched on Afrin, controlled by the Kurds. A few hours later, Turkish artillery opened fire on them. As President Recep Erdogan said later, the warning fire forced the Syrians to leave the town. The Turkish President recalled that he had repeatedly warned Damascus about the consequences if he decides to enter his forces in this canton.

Kurds themselves Erdogan promises to "take in the pot" in the near future. The President noted that the uncontrolled flow of American weapons for the Syrian Democratic Forces (VTS) forced Turkey to take measures of a forceful nature. Erdogan accused the US of trying to form an "army of terrorists" on its borders and promised to expand the operation of the Turkish armed forces to other territories controlled by the Kurds.

It turns out that the US has already lost its allies in the person of the VTS, but wasn’t the involvement of the Turks in the conflict the main goal of the Americans?

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  1. Romka47
    Romka47 21 February 2018 16: 52
    "but was the pulling of the Turks into conflict the main goal of the Americans?" But this is a good question! these snakes could not make such a loop. But the Turks behave like men, the Americans help the Kurds, they laid them down with the Kurds, dictate Damascus where to enter or not enter into Syria, The troops have been brought in, to the artery. Like a man!!
    1. Maz
      Maz 21 February 2018 23: 27
      1.The USA and Israel are shaking from humiliation and impotent rage from their defeat: Assad is still in power, the IS is more or less defeated, the Russians were successful in their campaign to invite a large number of “good terrorists” to the talks.

      2.both Trump and Netanyahu promised "victory." They need to prove their masculinity and strength (to differ from the suckers that came before them). To start a war against the Russians, of course, means "prove your masculinity." But it is too dangerous. Killing Russians somewhere "on the outskirts" - either with plausible denial, or private "contractors" - is a safer option and, therefore, preferred.[/ I]

      Ace in Ankara: If Moscow manages to play the Turkish card, the States will not be enough
      [i] The further goals of the States are as follows

      - the actual division of Syria by seizing territory east of the Euphrates;
      -assignment of gas fields in the north-east of the country;
      - arrangement of the zone controlled by the Americans, with which the good (Kurdish) and bad - the terrorists will conduct their operations;
      Failure of any peace negotiations supported by the Russians;
      - Support for Israeli operations against the forces of Iran and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria;
      regular attacks on Syrian troops seeking to free their territory from foreign invaders;
      -represent the invasion of Syria and its occupation as one of the “victories” promised by Trump to the military-industrial complex and the Israeli lobby.
      So far, the Russian response to this evolving strategy has been very passive. A new approach is needed. Destroying the Israeli F-16 is a good first step, but much more needs to be done to get the Empire to pay a high price for its policy on Syria. An increasing number of Russian commentators and analysts are demanding a tough reaction to current provocations. This may be a sign that something is being prepared.
      Step One: Cheer up the Turks
      Step Two: Saturate Syria with Air Defense Systems

      And only Israelis will complain about Russian deliveries of MANPADS and air defense systems. When this happens, the Russians will have a simple and truthful answer - not we started it first, but your American allies. Thank them too.

      Tse not me tse swiss military analyst burns
    2. Yuriy Malyshko
      Yuriy Malyshko 22 February 2018 16: 54
      And the Turks “laid down” on Russian forces along with Assad!
  2. Monarchist
    Monarchist 21 February 2018 17: 21
    It is unlikely that the interests of the amers greatly anger the Sultan. And so Turkey voluntarily or not will help Russia, and this is not in the interests of amers
  3. polpot
    polpot 21 February 2018 17: 32
    It is difficult to analyze the actions of a player whose left hand does not know what the right one is doing, 17 special services and a million agents, listen and control everyone, but they all have their own interests and do not always coincide with national
  4. Shura Sailors
    Shura Sailors 21 February 2018 18: 04
    Do the Americans have allies? All their convoys are built on money and (or) threats. So they haven’t lost anything
  5. gromoboj
    gromoboj 21 February 2018 18: 21
    Erdogan beats the Kurds, the Syrian militia beats the Kurds, the Kurds fled, Erdogan beats the Syrian militia.
    In my opinion, he just needs the territory and not the Kurds.
  6. groks
    groks 21 February 2018 21: 10
    The United States put it on everyone, the Turks put it on everyone, the Israelis put it on everyone initially. Only the Russian Federation expresses concern to everyone and threatens to arrange a no-fly zone. Fortunately, it was the Russian Federation that already defeated all the terrorists and can now calmly watch how the partners tear Syria to pieces. Rosneft has already given the Kurds a sickly amount of money, for permission to extract oil (where?) And threatened to give more.
    Is this idiocy or betrayal?
    And there is a hunch that Assad will soon wave to us with a pen and make friends with the Turks, the Amers, and even Israel.
    1. vkfriendly
      vkfriendly 22 February 2018 04: 23
      the information is not correct - it is Gazprom that produces oil in the territory of Kurdistan under the protection of the Kurds themselves and PMCs.
      1. groks
        groks 22 February 2018 07: 26
        Well, that’s the first in a search engine using a combination of
        So Rosneft and the Kurds.
    2. Baby sitter
      Baby sitter 22 February 2018 23: 20
      it's your job ... work out better ..... burn further.
    3. Slava slava
      Slava slava 24 February 2018 17: 43
      And where does Syria? Rosneft signed an agreement on joint exploration, exploitation of oil and gas fields in Iraqi Kurdistan. After Baghdad regained the oil Kirkuk, Rosneft lost both contracts and prepayments.
  7. atakan
    atakan 22 February 2018 07: 19
    A bilateral agreement between Russia and Turkey, in fact, was denounced by the Turkish troops located in such a distance from the borders of Turkey on the territory of Syria.
    Turks are VERY not reliable allies.
    But for our comrades in the Kremlin, the pipe completely closed its eyes.
  8. gorenina91
    gorenina91 22 February 2018 10: 33
    - Joy is not enough ... - it is already becoming clear that Russia and Turkey in the near future (and maybe tomorrow) will directly clash in an open confrontation ... -USA only achieve this ... -and they gradually begin to loom ... -And the Kurds (yesterday's "allies"), then the Americans will simply be thrown aside as unnecessary ... and forget about them ... -who needs these Kurds ... -And Turkey .., a real US partner in NATO and with the help of the USA, it will begin to “share” the Syrian region with the Americans ... -And Russia will remain locked up at its Syrian bases ...
  9. Vladimir SHajkin
    Vladimir SHajkin 22 February 2018 22: 57
    In a geographical sense, Americans may be nerds, but in terms of creating buza and misunderstandings ("...- what's going on in the world? - there is no stability." .....) Creating a destabilizing factor, and not even by ourselves, but by attracting allies, they have no equal in this.
  10. hly
    hly 23 February 2018 20: 50
  11. Berkut24
    Berkut24 24 February 2018 11: 43
    It seems that in Syria no one has a strategy, all have only momentary tactics.
    SASHA OLD 25 February 2018 04: 43
    a good question at the end of the article ... there were thoughts of something like this after Erdogan changed his shoes and "became a friend, brother, almost sister" again after the downed Su-24 (that shot down Sushka cannot be forgotten, the time will come - you must definitely remind) , then there was an attempted coup in Turkey, when the Turks told the Amers their "residual idle time" - this is about Incirlik ... and it turns out that the United States acts not only against Assad (and we, of course), but also constantly then Turkey’s “shoulder”, and now it has become so obvious that most likely the extreme issue in the article is purely rhetorical
    because the Americans could not help but understand that if they support the Kurds - Erdogan will stand on his hind legs - they knew, they did it anyway ...
    that is, oil resources - it’s clear that the Murakans want to overcome, but at the same time provoke Turkey for them now - the most convenient moment
  13. iouris
    iouris 25 February 2018 11: 41
    Not allies are important, but control of oil fields.