The Biden Regime is Committed to Occupying Syria Indefinitely
On March 27, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby announced that the Biden regime is “committed” to maintaining a United States military presence in Syria after a series of attacks on US military bases in the northeastern part of the country, per a report by The Hill.
“We’re going to always act to defend our troops and our facilities,” he said to Margaret Brennan on CBS’s Face the Nation.
US troops have been occupying northeast Syria with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).
On top of that, Kirby noted that the Biden regime is “absolutely” committed to maintaining US troops in Syria while supposedly fighting against ISIS as the pretext for the US’s continued occupation. Curiously, the destruction of ISIS has largely been brought about by Iranian-backed proxies and Russia.
“Here’s what’s not gonna change … the mission in ISIS is not gonna change,” Kirby stated. “We have under 1,000 troops in Syria that are going after that network which is, while greatly diminished, still viable and still critical.”
Kirby’s statement came a few days after US military aircraft carried out multiple strikes on the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, which targeted Syrian military assets and Iranian advisors.
The US bombing came in response to a drone strike on its base in northeastern Hasakah’s Kharab al-Jir military airport, which resulted in the death of a US contractor and the injury of several others on March 23.
The Cradle reported that “In response to the US strikes, the US base in the occupied Al-Omar oilfield was targeted in a rocket attack.”
Subsequently, The Cradle noted that “Later that night, the Al-Omar base and another base were heavily targeted simultaneously in a daring and unexpected operation, which resulted in injuries among US troops.”
While the US asserted that it is committed to defeating ISIS, Al-Monitor called attention to how “Nearly four years after the [ISIS] defeat on the battlefield, some 10,000 suspected fighters from the group remain in makeshift prisons under SDF control, with not even a hint of international political will to establish war crimes tribunals on the horizon.”
Syria analyst Jennifer Cafarella of the Institute for the Study of War believes there is an ulterior motive behind the US military’s continued occupation in northeastern Syria.
Back in 2017, she noted that “Whether Washington chooses to admit it or not, the US now has direct influence over the vast majority of Syria’s most productive oil fields,” and that the SDF’s territorial gains “are Syrian national treasures that when added up amount to brute geopolitical power for the US.”
Overall, it appears that the Globalist American Empire is not scaling back anytime soon. It’s committed to remaking the world in its dysfunctional image and carrying out the will of its client states such as Israel. With so many pressing problems at home and a collapsing southern border, the last thing the US needs is to be expending precious military resources in lands thousands of miles away.