Pentagon chief admitted: Americans in Syria are trapped

On October 13, 2019, Pentagon (US Department of Defense) chief Mark Esper told Fox News Channel (FNC or Fox News) that his subordinates in Syria were in a terrible situation. However, he did not go into details, and who, in fact, invited the American military to Syrian land.

US forces trapped between a Syrian army moving north to rebuff a Turkish army moving south

- outlined the current situation, Esper.

Esper frankly said that the US "did not sign up" to fight with Turkey for the interests of the Kurds. In addition, he clarified and admitted that Washington really does not have enough military personnel in Syria to simultaneously stop the advance of the Turkish and Syrian armies.

The thing is that the Turks are advancing south from the north, and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of official Damascus is moving north from the south. So it turns out that the US military was indeed in a very difficult situation. After all, it was not in vain that the same Esper had mentioned before that about the possible evacuation of thousands of American troops from Syria in the coming days.

It should be noted that Syrian sources confirm that the government’s CAA launched an offensive in the north of the country “in order to counter Turkish aggression and stop possible ethnic cleansing.” The decision in Damascus was made the day before, following talks with the Kurds. After that, the transfer of troops began.

The promotion of CAA mechanized columns takes place without resistance. In the next day, CAA units should enter the city of Manbij, as well as take control of the city of Kobani, on the Syrian-Turkish border. By the way, it was in Kobani that the US military recently came under shelling from the Turkish partners in NATO.
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  1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 14 October 2019 11: 22
    Cool plan of how to expel from Syria the Americans and their "associates" illegally entrenched there by the wrong hands. Bah, and even with the hands of a NATO member country. After all, now it would never occur to anyone to blame even the Syrians for what is happening. wink I think this is the merit of our foreign policy and GDP personally - well, no one really believes that the Turks climbed into the UAR, at least without notifying the Russians about it. Of course, they notified, and even drew a plan together. They probably agreed with Erdogan while they were eating ice cream in Zhukovsky. lol And the Foreign Ministry then issued standard statements for the order, a call for peace, concern, etc. Well, like, he’s good ... The one who was not notified was the United States: a) once again putting them in a stupid form in front of the Allies and b) forcing them to hurry away from there, c) at the same time forcing the Kurds to meet official Damascus. .. Con genius, as Ostap Bender said ... Keep it up!
    1. g1washntwn Offline g1washntwn
      g1washntwn (George Washington) 14 October 2019 12: 45
      The Kurds were initially offered the option of autonomy without claims to Kurdistan, but the cunning star-striped sang their songs to the Kurds. Now they both make it clear to them that they were, to put it mildly, wrong. Yankees go home, and with the Kurds we must speak in detail.
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 14 October 2019 13: 27
        Correctly. They (the Kurds) refused to speak in detail all the time, thinking that the Americans were covering their asses. And then they were clearly given to understand that the Americans are never going to cover anything but their own asses anywhere ... Well ... but now the Syrians and the Russian Federation, and the same Turks, have new starting positions for negotiations with the Kurds. have become much more profitable. I would like to hope that, firstly, now the Kurds, and secondly, for the future, and all the rest, including some of our "brotherly" peoples, will evaluate American "friendship" more adequately ...
        1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
          Bulanov (Vladimir) 14 October 2019 13: 41
          We will wait for the Poles to shout towards Russia:

          Take refuge, brothers - Slavs!
          1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
            Pishenkov (Alexey) 14 October 2019 13: 48
            Easily. If you discuss with them in advance the transfer of the Western Ukrainian "Kurdistan", well, in terms of a fraternal-Slavic agreement ... Or do you think they will refuse? wink This is option "A" - for the good ... But option "B" - for the bad - if they are as stupid as the leaders of the Kurds, then sooner or later someone else will put them in their place so that they themselves crawl ... And this already happened during WWII. Apparently, that is why they, everything connected with this, so hard "gloss over" ...
    2. Bitter Offline Bitter
      Bitter (Gleb) 16 October 2019 10: 32
      This one who was not notified is the United States

      Of course not, because the Americans have no connection with the Turks through the military channels of the bloc, as well as no means of control in Turkey. recourse
      Well, of course, we ate ice cream a couple of times and decided to "throw" a long-term partner, including NATO.
      Something seems to me, not everything is so simple. "Erdogans", like "Trumps" come and go ....
      1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
        Pishenkov (Alexey) 16 October 2019 15: 42
        Something seems to me, not so simple

        - of course, not easy. laughing This is a difficult military-political game. Americans and Turks, of course, have communication channels, and there are tracking tools. And the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation also have all this with everyone. But how to apply all this is another matter. When our plane was shot down by a Syrian missile, the Israelis also then informed the Russian Federation of their attack almost already in the process of carrying out it. So the Turks in the same way notified the United States of the beginning of their attack on the Kurds. They notified when all they could do in time was to withdraw their soldiers from the blow. Although the fact that attempts to organize an independent Kurdistan, sooner or later force the Turks to do this, was clear from the very beginning and was only a matter of how long the Turks would endure all this there ... patience was over ...
        The Americans always had and have one huge problem that I could never understand, if they had immigrants from all over the world on their territory and the possibility of creating competent expert groups - they were never capable of real combat anywhere. understand the mood and mentality of people in specific places. And hence the impossibility of calculating the development of the situation. For GDP, this works. Therefore, he is the only one and is in contact with Iran, with Israel, with Turkey, with Syria, with the Gulf countries and generally with all the forces in the region. Hence the success ...
        1. Bitter Offline Bitter
          Bitter (Gleb) 17 October 2019 21: 02
          Initially, it was clear to the woodpecker that the Turks would not tolerate any creeps from the Kurds towards the formation of any state. Just like the Syrians or Iraqis ...., but that did not stop them from playing this card again and again.
          Americans are neither blind nor dumb enough to not see this. Maybe this is a planning mistake, or maybe it's an HPT. laughing
          In this situation, the Kurds were stupid, the debriefing by the Syrians will be later.
          1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
            Pishenkov (Alexey) 17 October 2019 22: 18
            I already wrote somewhere elsewhere that it is now clear why the Kurds still do not have and did not have their own state - because they always rely on someone to build it for them from the outside. And it’s not interesting to anyone from outside, but it’s interesting to use this idea to your advantage, hanging this vision in front of them, like a carrot in front of a donkey on a rope ... It always ends the same. So now it’s also over. And if this nation has problems with conclusions from its own history, then nothing can be expected from the future ...
            The Ukrainians, by the way, have the same situation ... All their attempts at independence ended in the collapse, defeat and division of territories between neighbors ... And they didn’t learn anything either ... I think this will also end this time too ...
            1. Bitter Offline Bitter
              Bitter (Gleb) 18 October 2019 20: 59
              You almost simply expanded my text / thought a little more fully. good Maybe earlier and somewhere else, about 20-25 years ago.
              It is not worth comparing Ukrainians with Kurds, these peoples live in different "time" dimensions. And it's a shame for the Kurds.)))
              From Ukraine, a kind of evil Polish parody may well turn out. The territory is huge, the human resource is also, and the support of the civilized world quite contribute to this. yes Over the past decades, Russian "slugs" in Ukraine have also indulged this in every possible way. repeat
              1. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
                Pishenkov (Alexey) 21 October 2019 09: 51
                Correctly, of course, this comparison with Ukraine is distant, purely by association. They there also think that someone will build something for them - Americans, Europeans, or even Georgians or Lithuanians ... And these all also have their own interests, like the States have to the Kurds ... As for this factor, as

                support for the civilized world

                then we all know from history how it works: the same Kurds now, or take Czechoslovakia in 1938, the same Poland in 1939 ... This kind of support is unique, only for the time being it is beneficial for one side ...
                Since the beginning of the 90s, the "civilized world" has also rushed to support Russia in all its democratic endeavors ... If this "support" had not been cut off in time, there would have been no Russia ...