Behind the statements and the subsequent refutations of the Trump administration about military operations in the north of Syria lie many omissions. Paradoxically, Turkey comes to the aid of the United States and helps to correct the "mistakes" of American commanders.
Refutation by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on 17 January statements of the commander of the Central Committee of General Joseph Votela from 23 December and the press secretary of the international coalition of Colonel Thomas Vial from 13 January caused confusion.
It did not satisfy Turkey, which, after notifying 10 January of the Chargé d'affaires Philippe Cosnetta and training since 13 January of the military operation in Africa and Manbije, began its implementation on 20 January.
Contrary to its statements and refutations, the US decision does not provide for the establishment of a sovereign and independent state in the north of Syria. In fact, this is a French project, and the US intends to create an unrecognized state such as the Somali Puntland or Iraqi Kurdistan. The latter structure is absolutely independent and, in spite of the Iraqi Constitution, does not recognize the laws of Iraq, of which it is a part. And she has even her own embassies abroad.
The border security forces (Syrian Border Security Force) should officially include 30000 people, half of whom are former members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (Democratic Syrian Forces). All militants within three weeks should be subjected to a questionnaire and the removal of biometric data. 230 cadets have already passed this procedure.
The other half will in fact be formed from 15000 former jihadists from IGIL, whom they will turn from enemies into friends.
Recall that Trump's special representative at the international coalition, lawyer McGurk, along with John Negroponte and Colonel James Still, took part in the transformation of the Islamic state in Iraq to the Danish government and the holding of a meeting to prepare the invasion of 27 May 2014 by Iraqi jihadists in Amman. And after the establishment in Iraq of the DAIS, he began to form an international coalition to fight ... against the DAIS.
However, being a diligent student, he agreed to serve President Trump on the liquidation of the jihadist organization, which he himself created, and today some militants from this organization are trying to use it for other purposes.
18 August last year, McGurk in a friendly atmosphere met with the leaders of the DAIS, although officially the United States threatened to destroy this terrorist organization.
The draft of the Border Security Forces demonstrates how sincere the YPG militants professing the social anarchism of Murray Bukchin are, but they are able to create unified units under the leadership of the United States jointly with the assassins of the AAPS, without a twinge of conscience.
Contrary to expectations, the Turks' attack on Afrin, and soon, possibly, on Mumbai, 18 and 19 January, was approved by the Russian command, which was notified by the 2 regime number and the head of the National Intelligence Organization (Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı), Hakan Fidan, this occasion to Moscow. After this, the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops from the war zone followed.
At the same time, Turkey notified Syria in writing of its operation, although Damascus claims that it did not receive any notifications.
President Al-Assad can not enter into a confrontation with the United States over the use of jihadists, but he provided a solution to this issue to Turkey, a member of NATO.
President Trump was not informed of the Wojel-McGurk plan. Defense Minister James Mattis confirmed his instructions to the White House's instructions on the jihadists. Nevertheless, Votel and Makgerk remain in their places.
Translation by Eduard Feoktistov