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German ‘Boots on the Ground’ as NATO Troop Build-Up Continues on Syria-Turkey Border

21st Century Wire says…

The US and NATO are pulling out all stops to turn their Syrian quagmire into something resembling their objectives in Syria. While US and UK troops had been setting up base in the north of Syria ostensibly in order to strike ISIS in Raqqa, the Syrian Arab Army has stolen a march on them with air-cover from the RUAF.

In today’s reports from the Syrian Arab News Agency, we hear that the Syrian Army Air Force destroyed ISIS vehicles to the north of the Zakia crossroads and the south side of Tabqa city in the countryside of Raqqa province.

Meanwhile, SANA claim that French and German forces have invaded north western Syria in the Ain al-Arab [Kobani] and Manbij areas. This brings them into proximity to the hotly contested Aleppo, Al Qaeda/Al Nusra central where 90% of civilians are being targeted daily in the government held western sectors of the city by a variety of US & NATO backed terrorists gangs embedded in the northern and eastern sectors, aided and abetted by their first response team, US and NATO funded Syria White Helmets.

Manbij

The following report is from the Syrian Arab News Agency in Damascus:

“Syria on Wednesday strongly condemned the presence of French and German special forces in Ain al-Arab and Manbij areas.

In a statement to SANA, an official source at Foreign and Expatriates Ministry considered this presence as a blatant interference, a flagrant violation of UN Charter’s principles and an overt unjustified aggression on the sovereignty and independence of Syria.

“Commenting on news circulated regarding the presence of groups of French and German special forces in Ain al-Arab and Manbij areas on the Syrian territories, the Syrian Arab Republic vehemently condemns this blatant interference that constitutes a flagrant violation of UN Charter’s principles and an overt unjustified aggression on the sovereignty and independence of Syria,” the source said.

It added that claiming that this violation comes within counter-terrorism process cannot delude any one because the active and legitimate counter-terrorism requires cooperation with the legitimate Syrian Government, whose army and people are fighting terrorism on each inch of the Syrian territory providing great sacrifices to cleanse the country of terrorism which constitutes a serious threat to the entire security and stability of the world.

The source continued to say that the real intentions of this interference are beyond combating terrorism, especially that the countries involved in this action have constituted a main supporter to terrorism since the eruption of the crisis in Syria and hindered any sincere international effort for putting an end to this plague, particularly in terms of giving legitimacy to some terrorist groups through considering them moderate although their approach and ideology are not different from those of ISIS and al-Nusra.

It added that the Syrian people stress once again their absolute adherence to the sovereignty and independence of Syria and its territorial integrity and readiness to provide more sacrifices to defend it. The Syrian Arab Republic calls the aggressor states to wake up from daydreams and abandon their illusions and colonialist mentality as the eras of Mandate and Guardianship have irretrievably gone.”

In July 2013, the outgoing head of the British Army said the West would have to invade Syria if it wanted to topple the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“You have to be able, as we did successfully in Libya, to hit ground targets,” General David Richards told The Telegraph. “If you want to have the material effect that people seek [i.e. Assad’s ouster] … you would be going to war if that is what you want to do.”

According to Reuters, Germany is hotly denying the presence of their special forces in northern Syria:

“There are no German special forces in Syria. The accusation is false,” a ministry spokesman said.

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the Syrian civil war now in its sixth year, said French special forces were building a base for themselves near Kobani.

France’s defense minister said last week that there were special forces operating in Syria helping the SDF advance towards Manbij.

The Observatory also said German, French and American military advisers, and French and American special forces, were assisting the SDF in its fight against Islamic State but had so far remained in a support role and not fought on front lines.”

The US and NATO is failing in Syria and it is failing because the Syrian people have steadfastly supported their armed forces and elected Government despite five years of crippling sanctions, US and NATO terrorism, hostile media and NGO complex generated propaganda on a scale never before witnessed in the history of imperialism. They will continue to fail but not without moving every chess piece at their command around the bloodied road map of Syria that is thwarting their neocolonialism and exposing their hypocrisy with every devious move they make.

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