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Denmark To Send Troops To Syria, Pentagon Welcomes This Move

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Denmark To Send Troops To Syria, Pentagon Welcomes This Move

A Danish soldier surveys the Afghan plains while halted during a foot patrol in the district of Nahr-e Saraj, Helmand province. By Corporal Timothy Solano, U.S. Marine Corps

In a surprise move, Denmark is set to deploy troops in northeastern Syria to support U.S.-led coalition operations in the war-torn country.

The country’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen announced on September 6 that the Danish military will send a medical team, a combat battalion, a warship and four fighter aircraft with support personnel for operations in Syria.

The Pentagon welcomed Frederiksen’s announcement, claiming that the Danish forces will be participating in anti-ISIS efforts.

“The United States welcomes the announcement by the Danish Government to make a military deployment to Syria in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and to continue to share the burden and responsibilities of this important mission … Our Danish partners will work with the residual U.S. military force in northeast Syria to support stability and security,” an official statement by the Pentagon reads.

Several reports had revealed that Washington was pressuring NATO members to increase their contribution to the U.S.-led coalition.

Denmark has been a member of the U.S.-led coalition, since its formation in 2014. Danish warplanes operating within the coalition participated in the infamous attack on Syrian troops defending Deir Ezzor from ISIS in 2016.

The U.S.-led coalition is operating in northeastern Syria without approval of the country’s legitimate government, or any authorization by the UN Security Council.

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  • MikeH

    So the Danes are going to continue their invasion of Syria.

    To what end?

    • Saddam Hussein

      Theyre fighting for their Israeli masters just like good cucks.

    • Rodger

      They won’t be sending troops but a medical team. Something quite different.It seems that the writer of this article thinks that the combat forces that are going to Africa to assist the French there are going to Syria. The planes are going to Lithuania and the 700 troops + ship are for NATO missions. Occupying Syria isn’t a NATO mission for as far as I know.

      “Denmark will send a 14-member medical team to northeast Syria, where the U.S.-led Coalition-backed Syrian Democratic Forces alliance controls a swath of territory captured from ISIS.

      The team will include doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff to provide trauma care at a Coalition base, Xinhua news agency reported.

      Denmark has previously sent transport and fighter aircraft, special operations forces and troops to advise the Iraqi Security Forces, as part of the Coalition’s mission.”

      and

      “For the first time, Denmark will also send a “helicopter contribution of up to 70 people and one-to-two staff officers” to France’s Operation Barkhane in sub-Saharan Africa’s troubled Sahel region.

      Barkhane has mandate for counter-terrorism operations across the Sahel, and focuses activity in insurgent-hit Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger.”

      and

      “Denmark will also and send a total of around 700 personnel to NATO missions, including a combat battalion, a “larger warship” and four fighter aircraft “to strengthen NATO’s deterrence and defense profile,” Bramsen said,

      The four F-16 jets along with around 60 personnel will deploy later this year to an air base in in Siauliai, Lithuania, as part of NATO’s Baltic Air Policing operation.”
      https://thedefensepost.com/2019/09/07/denmark-military-syria-barkhane-mali-nato/

      • EveryoneIsBiased

        Thanks for correcting this Fake News! Seems just like we Germans do, some medical teams but not fighting force, to be able to say: We Participated, but in the truth it is just for show without seriously joining the fight and become Trumps and Bibis Cannon fodder.
        Pretty clever balance tactic. :)

        • Tudor Miron

          Clever??? Well, may be from a vassal point of view.

        • Jens Holm

          A lot seemes lost in tranlation. You can try here Yourself:

          Danmark vil blandt andet øge bidraget til indsatsen mod IS i Syrien og mod ekstremisme og ulovlig migration i Afrika.

          Verden bliver stadig mere urolig, og derfor er Danmark nødt til at øge sit bidrag internationalt.

          Det siger statsminister Mette Frederiksen (S) på et pressemøde fredag eftermiddag, hvor regeringen præsenterer fire nye militære bidrag samt et muligt femte tiltag.

          Rusland er tilbage som den største trussel for Danmark.

          Cyberangreb og Rusland er største trusler mod Danmark
          Det drejer sig blandt andet om et øget bidrag til kampen mod terrorbevægelsen Islamisk Stat (IS) og et markant bidrag til NATO’s beredskabsstyrker.

          – Vi er nødt til at føre en aktiv udenrigspolitik, og vi er også nødt til at sætte handling bag ordene, siger statsministeren.

          Som begrundelse for de danske tiltag nævner Mette Frederiksen en ustabil situation i Mellemøsten, et mere aggressivt Rusland, et Arktis, hvor konkurrencen mellem stormagterne tager til, samt situationen i Afrika og ulovlige migrantstrømme.

          Meldingen kommer efter et møde i Udenrigspolitisk Nævn fredag,

          Få et overblik over de fire tiltag herunder:

          1) Bidrag til indsatsen mod IS
          Danmark vil sende et kirurghold fra Forsvaret til en koalitionsbase i det nordøstlige Syrien. Holdet består 14 personer, der som læger, sygeplejersker, behandlere og støttepersonel kan yde avanceret traume- og lægehjælp.

          Regeringen mener, det danske lægehold vil gøre stor gavn, og ifølge Mette Frederiksen og forsvarsminister Trine Bramsen (S) er bidraget efterspurgt af partnerne i den internationale koalition.

          2) Bidrag til NATO-styrker
          Truslen udefra er alvorlig, lyder det fra Mette Frederiksen. Derfor vil Danmark yde et væsentligt beredskabsbidrag til NATO’s nye forsvarsstyrker.

          Det drejer sig om en kampbataljon med cirka 700 personer, et større krigsskib med cirka 170 personer samt fire kampfly med støttepersonel.

          – De vil være i højt beredskab og kan derfor med kort varsel stilles til rådighed, hvis det bliver nødvendigt, siger Trine Bramsen.

          Verden er blevet farligere, siger dansk forsvarschef
          3) Bidrag til hangarskibsgruppe
          Danmark skal yde et flådebidrag i form af en fregat med cirka 150 personer til at støtte en amerikansk hangarskibsgruppe i tre måneder i Nordatlanten og Middelhavet.

          Det sker både for at styrke den maritime sikkerhed, men også for at opbygge et endnu stærkere operationelt og tæt samarbejde med USA, oplyser Trine Bramsen.

          4) Bidrag til indsats i Afrika
          Danmark vil sende et personelbidrag på ti personer til FN’s fredsbevarende mission i Mali. De skal være FN’s øjne og ører i Mali.

          En-to stabsofficerer skal sendes til den franskledede Operation Barkhane i Sahel-regionen. Hertil kommer et transportflybidrag med op til cirka 65 personer fra november samt to transporthelikoptere op til 70 personer.

          – Det er en meget urolig region, der er arnested for terror, radikalisering, ekstremisme og ruterne til den illegale migration. Det er alt sammen noget, der kan true Danmark, lyder det fra den danske statsminister.

          Muligt femte bidrag
          Derudover ser regeringen på et muligt flådebidrag til en international maritim indsats med europæisk forankring i Hormuzstrædet.

          Ifølge Mette Frederiksen er der dialog med en række europæiske lande om dette.

          Fortsætter andre bidrag
          Foruden de nye bidrag vil Danmark fortsætte sine bidrag i Afghanistan, Irak, Kosovo og Estland. Danmark sender således igen til januar 200 til NATO’s fremskudt tilstedeværelse i Estland.

          – Samlet set sender vi således mere end 500 danske soldater yderligere ud. Det er en markant forøgelse af vores internationale engagement, siger Trine Bramsen.

      • Tiresia Branding

        in other terms: voluntary human shields ;)

        • Jens Holm

          Very funny. Fx we have lost more then 50 soldiers in Helmand.

          We have fighting troops and they are educated and equipped well forfighting as needed. We are in the Brittish level and by F16s as well as the ones using F16s today, and thats many.

          We by accident killed about 80 Assads at DEZ, so our “human shields” are very effective.

          • d’Artagnan

            You are obviously not a Dane, they lost a total of 43 ill-trained soldiers and highest per capita loss for a very small detachment and over 107 severely wounded, mostly maimed and had severe demoralizing effect in a soft society that has not seen any real conflict in over 200 years.

          • Jens Holm

            And You will still be an iddijot whatever zoo , You live in.

      • RichardD’s Vagina

        They won’t be sending troops but a medical team.

        If the Danish government send one box of Band Aids to the American filth currently occupying 1/3 of Syria and working towards Syria’s destruction, then Denmark can get royally fucked, along with all the cucked European countries that have been supporting the rape and destruction of Syria.

        • Rodger

          It’s just politics. Small countries like Denmark sometimes have to go with the flow. To get out of a river with minimal effort if you drop in you swim with the flow. It’s the ones that fight the river that drown.

      • Jens Holm

        Thehelicopters should be seahawks, which has replaced our old Lynx(Sikorsky I think) ones.

    • Rob

      Syria should be careful more thieves are going to Syria for stealing petrol and land.

    • d’Artagnan

      Following their masters orders. Danish forces had lost 43 men, the highest per-capita casualty rate of any NATO coalition member in Afghanistan, largely due to poor training and lack of combat experience for more than 200 years.

  • Bob

    Either Danish politicians are a complete push-over, or they want something in return from US and NATO.

    • Jens Holm

      There is no change. It has been like that since WW2 ended. We are in Western Ecomics with them and number 16 in GDP pr inhabitants and by that having a high living standard.

      Here we have been member of Nato as well feeling safer against Stalin and today Putin.

      So we get “something” every day and even sell more things to them, then USA do to us. Thats what Trump blame us for too, which is correct even we are not in the Chinese way at all.

      Its permanent conditions and not some 8 banans for 2 cocnuts tomorrow or yesterday.

      • Ace

        A Russian threat to Denmark seems nonexistent to me. Really? A threat?

        • Jens Holm

          You could read about it.

    • christianblood

      It is both.

      • Bob

        Fair call

  • AJ

    Watch out the vikings are coming.

    • Black Waters

      They are blonde dolls compared to the people of the ME, even worst because most of Europe got cucked. The syrian army has been at war for the last 7 years, which means that the only people that remain in Syria are on the “line”, these eurocucks are invaders and traitors, they will go back to Europe in bodybags.

      serving the same people that created the immigration crisis (USA/Israel)in Europe is an act of treason.

      • Ronald

        Well spoken Black Waters ; Treason against every European and an escalation of the Denmark’s complicity in America’s war against Syria.

        • Jens Holm

          I see no treason. We have agreed in supporting USA more then others even having our big problems about it.

          But we do support the rest of the coalision having fx Irak into being able to at least defend itself against ISIS.

          • Sparrow

            You are so full of BS…The US has a headquarters in Iraq where ISIS is recruited. It is because of Iranian help that Iraq has become the Resistance.

          • Jens Holm

            ISIS only comes there, because it has air condition.

    • Jens Holm

      Even small we have been in many countries since our tanks in Bosnia. I am gainst it.

      Fx we have lost 50 soldiers in Helman and are there too. We were in Irak until a year ago having more then 200 soldiers, we were in Libya as well as we have been helping hands to France in western Africa such Tchad, Mali, Niger and like that.

      It semes so many here dont see those Coalisions are not only USA and Jews. It might be hard censurship or just usual low knowledge. Very strange with that low knowledge. You can read almost all about on internet as big artoicles as well as day to day on newssites.

      Other Vikings participate.

      The next plan for Danish Viking is to take over Brexit England again and unite them to EU :) You can expect we will send at least some Britts of today to Your Region. You have the space and they becomes less expensive for us too :)

      Syria kind of need 550.000, dont they …

  • Saddam Hussein

    Europa invades an Arab country, dont complain of refugees Danes as youre part of the problem now.

  • klove and light

    CALM THE FUCK DOWN!!!!!

    read the whole Story on other News Forums……..

    Denmark is sending 14 People!!!!!!!!

    I REPEAT DENMARK IS SENDING 14 PEOPLE!!!!

    AND not one is from a Combat unit……they are sending nurses and doctors etc…

    • JerryDrake

      Intentions is what is matter. They have no Syrian government approval.
      If my government send in your country ONE soldier for the sake of, for example, “fighting against terrorism”, without asking your government, you will be OK with that, because this is just a ONE soldier?

      • Jens Holm

        Its not about that at all. They do replace or reinforce and improve, whats already is there.

        • JerryDrake

          I’m not in mood to search are they already there. If they are (I mean Denmark) then this is rotation, but if they are not already there then my comment standing.

          • Jens Holm

            The total increase is about 500 soldiers, but in number 5 in the danish military budget, we will have a rapidly standby for almost anywhere in the world.

            Rapid is possible now, because we have the tools for it. True “we can send in troops”. They will not be there until hard needed.

    • dutchnational

      A combat battallion is NOT 14 people. Four fighter planes will be accompanied by some 150 to 200 support personnel.

      • Jens Holm

        Thats right. Even a korvette has up to 100 marines as well. I wonder if the readers here has hard censurtship or cant read that much in one day.

        • dutchnational

          On second reading, the total effort of Danmark is way beyond 14. Syria solely is just 14.

          • Jens Holm

            Thats right, but right now and a flexible permanent condition being stringer from a low position.

    • Jens Holm

      Cant You read. 4 F16s has to be added to with repair,+ a combat Battalion being 300 to 500 and a Fregat protecting american navy units as we have done before. A Fregat is no dinky as well.

      14 ??? You are 14 or less or is it You IQ ???

      • So u mean to say Denmark is an occupier?

        • Jens Holm

          Of course we are a military occupier too. It make no sense. MEs all kill themselves well without our help. We have no friends as well as hopes for any change there.

          Why waste bullets on that kind of selfdestruction even som rightwings here might send some ammo, so You do it faster.

          “As long as they got killed there, they wont come here”.

          A wall around You and only food in and oil and gas out to fair prices. You have to eat and hardly have any production for Your many people, so any Goverment anyway have to sell oil and gas to stay in power even some behaves like Pol Pot and Chairman Mao.

      • dutchnational

        The sum of it was for Nato, Mali, Syria and fleet operations. For Syria specific just 14 hospiks.

        • Jens Holm

          Thats right, but in the budget there are base for rapid responce forces as needed, which “could be” defending SDFs against Assads, Turks or both of them.

          The Danish article about it is very fresh and relased by TV sept 6 and by that an extra package to increase the danish miliatary according to we several years has lowered, because Russia collapsed.

          So whatever we do now and next and next Year, those ekstras will be permanent.

    • Sparrow

      …for isis

    • dutchnational

      You are correct. It was presented somewhat confusing. Danish troops for Nato, for French mission in Mali and for Syria. Still correct.

      • Jens Holm

        Thats right. Its presented here friday sept 6 2019 and is the new parts and of the danish military forces as package.

        Hormuz fx also is mentioned for a danish korvette as well – if needed – we rapidly now are able to send more troops. We was not before. So far the danish airtransport mainly will be used inside Westafrica affiliated with the mainly French there.

  • klove and light

    RT News

    Pentagon thanks Denmark for 14 anti-ISIS therapists in Syria but… can’t they sell Greenland instead?
    Published time: 7 Sep, 2019 00:19

    The Pentagon’s announcement that Denmark would be sending troops to Syria to fight ISIS was met with bemusement and derision as a 14-member medical support team was framed as a fearsome terrorist-fighting force.

    • Jens Holm

      Are things censured away, where You are.

      There are 4 F16s which before has operated having at least 1 24/7 by Incirlik, One Fregat as well as a combat battalion. Combat battalions normallly are 300 to 500 oldiers.

      • dutchnational

        They are just jealous as they do not even have 1 F16.

  • klove and light

    he whole Internet is already making fun of the Pentagon announcment of “danish Forces”…….lol

    14 People medical staff lol

    • Jens Holm

      It might be Your part of the Internet.

      You semes to forget we even very small also add 4 F16s, a Fregat and a combat bättalion, where the seize normally are from 300 to 500 soldier added to Your 14 for medical care.

      You get tired reading the whole article or You grandmother had to have a nap :)

      As written before, we should let You kill each other as You use to. We just makes it faster.

      • Syria is a threat to Denmark and rightly it did so is it not. May be ur mind stays in ur balls.

        • Jens Holm

          The world was like that in the old days. Even then there was alliances all over the world.

        • Ace

          A threat? You’re joking, right?

  • jm74

    One would expect the Syrian Government to make an announcement stating that the Danes are uninvited and that the Syrian Government cannot guarantee their safety. A subtle warning.

    • verner

      why issue a warning at all – better to down one or two of the jets and a few misplaced mortars in the camp and the danes will crap their pants and wish they could g home. nothing but fat and lard in danes now a days.

      • FlorianGeyer

        Quislings all , in the pay of the Fascist USA.

        • d’Artagnan

          Danes are Nazis historically, and totally collaborated with the Nazi regime in the second world war.

      • Ace

        It’s a stupid move by the Danish government but there is no reason to insult the soldiers. I think even the government pulled out of Syria because of the strike on the SAA position. I got the impression they were embarrassed by their ill advised participation in such treachery. Just my impression at the time and very possibly erroneous. A mistake to return now.

        • christianblood

          The only respectable thing for these Danish soldiers is to refuse to being deployed to Syria to support the imperialist US and its ISIS and Al-Qaeda allies otherwise they should pay the ultimate price for their stupidity!

      • d’Artagnan

        Of all the NATO lapdogs, after UK, Denmark is the most obedient puppy and jumps even before the command is barked. The only way to dissuade these puppet states is to impose a cost. Denmark fled from Afghanistan like UK and Canada after suffering a few casualties. Now there are about 100 Danes left as coolies to the US in Afghanistan..

    • Icarus Tanović

      Very much.

    • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

      The MSM would never tell that, and the average danish sheep would never believe it anyway.
      But it would be a good thing to do nevertheless.

  • badgery

    Almost like Timber Sycamore© was designed to turn into a NATO party. When Luxembourg shows up then you know sheet’s about to get heavy.

  • Dick Von Dast’Ard

    Going home as bacon rolls with a lot of red sauce on them.

    Mind you I suppose it is true to say Syria has already deployed a lot of Syrians to Denmark already.

  • Rodger

    Was it the US threats of ‘buying’ Greenland? There is no international mandate for occupying Syria. Very very weird.

  • Icarus Tanović

    Danish forces…hmmm sounds like a joke.

  • Dušan Mirić

    The USA is going to take Greenland away anyway

  • Joe Dickson

    Turkey will not attack as long as France is defending the SDF.

    • FlorianGeyer

      Lol.

  • Alberto Garza

    the syrian goverment should demand denmark in an international court .

    • Jens Holm

      They have to send Emails r else they will be jailed right away themselves.

  • grandel

    Fewer Danish troops in Greenland when the US comes to liberate Greenland and restores democracy.

  • Traiano Welcome

    How far the danes have fallen to become the footsoldiers of the Khazar …

  • RichardD

    The Yinon plan Israelistan project in NE Syria is collapsing. The Danish deployment isn’t going to change that.

  • Willing Conscience (The Truths

    “The Pentagon welcomed Frederiksen’s announcement, claiming that the Danish forces will be participating in anti-ISIS efforts”.
    It should have said this,
    “The Pentagon welcomed Frederiksen’s announcement, claiming that the Danish forces will be participating in anti-ISIS efforts but mainly helping to protect the Kurds from the nasty Turks”.

  • Brian Michael Bo Pedersen

    Another example of the Danish governement is being a simple puppet of the US government.

    The average danish population dont know shit about any war, they are blind sheeps believing everything our utter shit government indoctrinates them with, the average danish citizen is just an empty shell.

    I have been ashamed to be danish many more times than i have been proud.
    Once upon a time we where a sovereign nation, not being ruled by anyone, now?

  • Mike

    The Danish armed forces are like the Canucks, a conglomeration of homos that are smaller then an average sized metropolitan U.S. police force.

    • Jens Holm

      Homos support countries very well and pay for the many children pepole make, having no selfcontrol.

      You seemes to spend a lot ot time telling and showing all the time, that You are not. I wonder how many of Your hiden vomen actually are women.

  • Mike

    Jen Holms what danish little faget, you Danes are premier pathetic Eurotrash.

    • Jens Holm

      Thanks for the compliment. Better then to be ME trash.