Two days after Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu stated that U.S. President Donald Trump had promised to end American weapons shipments and support to Kurdish fanatics fighting in Syria, the United States military has been videotaped doing just that.
“The U.S. military was filmed on Monday delivering more than 100 Humvees to the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria,” writes Leith Fadel of al-Masdar News.
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Cavusoglu stated explicitly that Donald Trump told Turkish President Erdogan that the United States was soon going to end weapons shipments to the YPG.
“Mr. Trump clearly stated that he had given clear instructions, and that the YPG won’t be given arms and that this nonsense should have ended a long time ago,” the Associated Press quoted Cavusoglu as saying.
The Washington Post reports confirmation that the Trump administration is planning to draw down support for Kurds in Syria. The article, written by Carol Morello and Erin Cunningham, stated,
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Initially, the administration’s national security team appeared surprised by the Turks’ announcement and uncertain what to say about it. The State Department referred questions to the White House, and hours passed with no confirmation from the National Security Council.
In late afternoon, the White House confirmed the weapons cutoff would happen, though it provided no details on timing.
“Consistent with our previous policy, President Trump also informed President Erdogan of pending adjustments to the military support provided to our partners on the ground in Syria, now that the battle of Raqqa is complete and we are progressing into a stabilization phase to ensure that ISIS cannot return,” the White House statement said, referring to the recent liberation of the Syrian city that had served as the Islamic State’s de facto capital.
However, “pending adjustments to the military support provided to our partners on the ground in Syria” does not necessarily equal ending support to the YPG. In addition, it should be noted that the weapons shipments and Humvees shown above are allegedly being shipped to the SDF, a collection of Arab and Kurdish religious fanatics, terrorists, and cultural-marxists. While the group is being used for the same purpose as that of the YPG (establishing an area that is outside of the control of the Syrian government held by military force and backed by the United States) and is essentially a the same organization, the two groups are officially separate on paper. The SDF is nothing more than a bridge organization between Arab terrorists and Kurdish terrorists once again masquerading under the label of “moderates” and yet another example of using semantics and name changes to accomplish an overarching goal. The YPG and the SDF are, for all intents and purposes, the same organization and should not be misconstrued as anything else.
That being said, others have suggested that the shipments may have been those which were already en route and that a cease in the shipments will be forthcoming, suggesting that the shipments will indeed stop once those in the pipeline have ceased.
Others still believe that the new shipments are simply one more in a long line of Trump reversals from a more reasonable and rational policy that was signaled early on in his campaign favor of the war machine that has been operating at full throttle ever since 9/11. Considering Trump’s about-face on Afghanistan and Syria itself, the grand sellout is most likely to be continuing apace. Regardless, Trump’s alleged statement and the administration’s “pending adjustments” clearly do not equal a complete end to funding terrorists and Kurds in Syria as one can easily see. At this point, only time will tell what “adjustments” will be made between the United States and its proxy forces in Syria. One thing is almost for certain, however, those changes will not be made with the best interests of the Syrian people at heart.
Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – article archive here – He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.
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