Friday, 3 June 2016
U.S. Special Forces Seen Wearing YPG Badges In Syria
MAY 31, 2016
If there was any doubt that American military personnel were doing much more than providing “training” to “anti-ISIS” fighters in Syria, recent pictures have emerged out of the embattled country showing U.S. Special Forces soldiers alongside YPG fighters. The U.S. soldiers are seen wearing emblems of the YPG on their shoulders. The picture seems to indicate that these soldiers are indeed acting under their “support” combat roles, a possibility indicated by President Barack Obama when he announced the additional number of U.S. Special Forces troops being deployed to Syria. The total number of publicly announced Special Forces fighters has risen to 300.
Although State Department Spokesman Mark Toner declined to specify where the Special Forces soldiers were operating, Al-Masdar News reports that the soldiers are operating near Raqqa and that they were operating with both the YPG Kurdish forces and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an organization made up of both Kurds and Arabs.
The West has been backing the SDF for quite some time, a loose coalition of terrorist and Kurdish forces. Both the SDF and the YPG have committed atrocities against Christians, Assyrians, and other minorities in Syria over the last five years.
The display of YPG emblems and the subsequent revelation of it was a source of international tensions after Turkey registered major complaints with the United States. After Turkey publicly condemned the use of the YPG emblems, the U.S. military admitted that the soldiers were indeed working with the YPG and SDF since it stated that the troops would be ordered to remove them. Remarkably, Turkey seemed more upset that the emblems were being used than the actual association of U.S. forces with the YPG, an organization which Turkey sees as an offshoot of the PKK.
In addition to the photos, a video was taken of American military personnel cavorting with Kurdish fighters. In the video, the American soldier looks at the camera and says, “Let me tell you something. I’m from the United States of America and I say “Kill ‘em all.’” It was unclear whether he was referring to ISIS fighters or Syrians as a whole.
The U.S. and YPG have reportedly been planning a “liberation” of Raqqa from the Western-backed ISIS forces, most likely in anticipation of the Syrian/Russian coalition doing the same. The “liberation” of U.S.-funded and directed forces by U.S.-funded and directed forces would thus give the U.S. the ability to project a sense of progress after years of allegedly fighting ISIS to no avail. To the somnambulant public of the West, it will no doubt make perfect sense.
Elsewhere in Syria, Russian Special Forces are embedded with the Syrian military in areas like Homs.
Such a placement of Special Forces troops from both the Russian and American sides amid the constant bombing campaigns creates a situation in which a clash between U.S. and Russian Special Force and/or Air Forces is increasingly likely.
Brandon Turbeville – article archive here – 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 andvolume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, and The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President. Turbeville has published over 650 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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