Pentagon Says US Military Presence In Syria, Iraq To ‘Defeat ISIS’ Will Be Needed For Decades

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Pentagon Says US Military Presence In Syria, Iraq To 'Defeat ISIS' Will Be Needed For Decades

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The troops withdrawal from Syria and Iraq releatedly announced by US President Donald Trump is silently turning into a decades-long military operation to “defeat ISIS”.

According to a new report released by the Pentagon, a total defeat of ISIS take “years, if not decades.”

“Systemic weaknesses remain, many of which are the same deficiencies that enabled the rise of ISIS in 2014,” Military Times quoted the quarterly Department of Defense Inspector General report on the US-led operation against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

The report adressed the gaps in capabilities among the Iraqi forces and that a “resurgence” of ISIS in the region will be likely if the US withdraws its military efforts. The report reasonably notes that the security situation in Iraq remains complicated and while the security in big cities is more or less acceptable, the situation in their countryside is much more complicated.

“In effect, this means that the Iraqi senior leadership is dependent on the Coalition for information about their own military’s operations,” the report claimed. “This strategy risks an enduring coalition presence in Iraq for years to come.”

This very report is synchronized with Washignton’s efforts to keep defeat ISIS in the Euphrates Valley in the Syrian province of Deir Ezzor. However, it seems that these efforts are not very effective. So, ISIS openly controls a large chunk of the area on the eastern bank of the Euphrates Valley, in the US-led coalition zone of responsibility.

Earlier this year, the Trump adminstration already declared that it needs to keep forces in Syria in order to deter the growing Iranian influence in the country. However, this reason found little public support in non-Israeli media and diplomatic circles. So, the remaining “ISIS threat” will continue to play an important role in the US public justification of its military actions in Syria and Iraq.

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  • Joe

    Think the world are kids

    • Merijn

      I was more thinkin’ about Lemmings…

  • stary ujo

    Fucking usa need plunder small countries , because $ fall down ! They need robbery Iraq petrol .What do OSN l.t.d. USA and wanker Guttieres ?

  • Jean de Peyrelongue

    With the the same succes as in Aghanistan ! Ah ! Ah !
    And back home their soldiers have no problem to shoot people as they have been accustomed to do in Irak, Afghanistan or Syria. They are sick

    • karakajeen

      Feedback war tune

  • KennyB

    ISIS will soon cease to exist if all the unofficial support is cut off. If no weapons are given to them, no funding and no logistical support. Are Americans so darn stupid that they can’t see through that BS? Where the heck do they think that IS got their fleet of Toyota Hilux LDVs? US-made weapons don’t suddenly appear in the desert ready for IS to use. But, let’s face it, people reading South Front are not the problem.

    • Merijn

      They Got their Toyota High Luxes from us… The Dutch… without any Weapon Mount though…I have No Idea who installed them…. We gave them for Transportation of Wounded, Disabled & Old Peoples….And to Transport Food & Medicine for the Poor Headchopper Kids….Not to Shoot at the SAA… But ISIS promised us they would not use them for Troop Transportation or turn them into Battle-Pick-Ups or VBIEDs…. they Lied to us…so Holland is not really to blame…

    • RichardD

      It’s all a big lie peddled by the Jew controlled msm for public consumption.

  • Merijn

    No Thanks United States of America We don’t need you anywhere with your Help ….You have done more than enough…. go solve your Problems at Home & please stay there…latersss

  • Lena Jones

    What happens if israel gets wiped out in a handful of years? Would staying for “decades” still apply?

    Does anyone in their right mind think that the dollar has “decades” of top shelf-life remaining?

    That the Al-Saud will remain in power and in oil and petrodollar for the next “decades”?

    That America will remain the ONLY superpower in the world in the “decades” to come?

    ‘Houston, we gotta realism problem’ here.

    • zman

      That is the rub, isn’t it? Those uber planners at the Pentagram and the WH better fix the world economy and deal with the minuscule debt load first. That should happen …ohh, never. I doubt the US economy, fake as it is, will last another 5 years. I’m being ‘optimistic’…or is that myopic?

      • alejoeisabel

        The White Israelis can return to their EU/Russia/US homeland, and Arab Israelis will morph into Palestinians. Problem solved. Shalom.

    • Sinbad2

      Israel won’t get wiped out.
      Most Israelis will simply leave, as soon as the free handouts from the US end.
      It’s the US that will get wiped out.

    • karakajeen

      Yes correct

    • Joe

      After the terrorists have been settled then Assad will ensure US is out.

      As long as russia and iran are behind Assad, US has no chance to remain in Syria. They will quietly leave as US forces in there are no match even against HEZbollah

  • Val Shadowhawk

    More jewMerica bullshit. They’re supporting ISIS/Daesh for ‘israel’.

  • KennyB

    It’s a tacit admission that US infantry is sub-standard, and despite nearly two decades of counter-insurgency operations, the US military, for all the money spent on equipment and personnel is insipid. As long as it’s only a matter of bombing and shelling the shit out of a civilian population, the mighty United States can get the job done, but a battle-hardened and determined band of guerilla fighers with light weapons can keep them busy for decades.

    In that case, the USA should pack up all their gear and head back to America. There are others who will get the job done once they are out of the way.

    • Nod

      Counter insurgency my a$$. Are you clueless enough not to get that the USA is the terrorist state.

      They fund the terrorism, alongside their allies.

      • KennyB

        I have written about it enough to make my position clear. Yes, the USA is the leading sponsor of terrorism, followed by the KSA followed by Israel. They are the “axis of evil”.

        My point is that the US military has spend billions kitting out their forces in Afghanistan and Iraq with vehicles and weapons better suited to the situation where, whenever they leave their secured compounds, they face hostility from the locals and militia. They get rocks (stones) thrown at them, shot at, and IEDs are a daily hazard. Now that they have better vehicles, their chances of going on patrol and getting back to base alive are better than before. Despite all the efforts and expense, the mighty US military is unable to defeat a lightly armed opposition that has far less money and Americans are still arriving back in America in coffins and minus body parts and the tally of young people who have PTSD and other mental illnesses as a result of “serving their country” or “defending the Republic” is growing daily.

        Admittedly, the situation where American forces are in a perpetual conflict in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria (and possibly Iran too) suits Israel. It’s one way of keeping the Arabs and Persians occupied while they grab all of the Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank and guard the prison called Gaza. However, any support that the US military had from the American public when they attacked Afghanistan and then Iraq is evaporating. How long they can continue to do what Israel wants and get away with it remains to be seen.

        • Nod

          I think it does not matter, what the public wants. Overtly, or covertly, the globalist wins.

          money power rules.

  • gustavo

    Do you hear this Russia ? Pentagon is really saying that they will keep terrorists for decades in the middle east !! It is after you if you want to stop this plan.

  • Kilgore Trout

    Really?? I think a lot of ameri3kan assholes be going home in BODY BAGS!!!

  • Promitheas Apollonious

    yes until they kick them out they not going any where they have the better part of the deal up to now.

  • so

    Surprise Surprise the US military and its government sucking its citizens dry.

  • RichardD

    Right now America is a Jew terror state, similar to what they did with Russia last century. Americans are being slaughtered at home with entirely preventable Jew mass shootings. And is terrorizing victim states like Syria and many others around the planet, and has been for decades. The final solution to this problem is extinction grade dejudification, both in the US, Israel and planetary. By outlawing this evil pedophile mass rape cult that felony statutory rapes 1,000 children worldwide every week. And closing and demolishing the Synagogues and yeshivas so that there are no more Jews.

    • RichardD

      Jew msm control, click on the image to see a readable version:
      https://i.4pcdn.org/pol/1519407912147.jpg

      • RichardD

        “When Victims Rule: A Critique of Jewish Pre-Eminence in America”

        – Who Controls America? –

        https://thezog.wordpress.com/

        “Banking/Finance
        Who Controls the Economy?
        Who Controls Wall Street? (Part 2)
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        Who Controls Goldman Sachs?
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        Mass Media
        Who Controls Big Media?
        Who Controls Hollywood?
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        Who Controls the White House?
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        Social Engineering
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  • R Trojson

    Translation,
    1. US will establish a new country loyal to and owing it’s existence to the US. The name of the new country is Kurdistan. US will arm and train Kurdistan into a leading military force in the Middle East. US will fold parts of Iraq and long term Iran into Kurdistan. Eventually Kurds will take part of what was once Turkey. The 35 million Kurds living across Syria, Iraq, Iran and Turkey will worship Trump as their savior.
    2. In addition to Kurdistan US will maintain a presence in what is left of Syria until Assad is gone. Russians will eventually tire of the billions of dollars it takes every year to keep Assad in power. Russian mothers will never understand why their sons lives were given to keep Assad in power. The Russian people have suffered enough for Assad.
    3, Us will stay in Syria until Iran leaves. Iran will not leave until after it is destroyed first financially, second economically and finally militarily.

    • RichardD

      Do you support this, and if you don’t, what is your solution?

      • R Trojson

        I am anti-war. After Obama-Hillary started this war that has killed 500,000 Syrians and counting I will settle for stopping the bloodshed even if the solution is less than perfect. The US solution will further transform the middle east, reduce bloodshed and may someday stop Syrian bloodshed. The perfect solution must come from all the parties involved not US alone. At this point most of the parties involved believe this never ending war is a way to gain advantage including advantage over their enemies. Not sure even one of the countries involved wants peace… maybe Jordan truly wants peace.

        • RichardD

          “The US solution will further transform the middle east, reduce bloodshed and may someday stop Syrian bloodshed.”

          What you’re describing is the Yinon plan of perpetual regional war for the Jews. The last thing that it will bring is peace.

          • R Trojson

            Never heard of that but do understand middle east perpetual war. Been going on for over a 1000 years so far with no end in sight. Suspect the underlying problem is few if any elites in power in middle east want peace.
            Who do you believe wants peace?
            What is your solution?

          • RichardD

            Dejudification. If you’re not familiar with the Yinon plan, and you’re interested in the cause of most of the middle east conflict. Read up on it. Most of the region wants peace, except for the Jews and the Saudis.

          • Ronald

            You have a lot of nerve claiming you are “anti-war”. The Americans that I love are Hillary’s deplorables, the ones who said “Hell No We Won’t Go”, the ones who chanted “Hay hay LBJ, How Many Kids Have You Killed Today”, the ones who marched in the millions trying to stop Bush from taking the US into Iraq.
            Perpetual war in the ME is the US “less than perfect” solution.

            Big Oil above the rights of sovereign nations.

            Iran had their elected government replaced by the CIA with the Shah.
            Iraq certainly had no WMD’s.
            Syria certainly didn’t ask for McCain and Company to arm and finance Al Qaeda and ISIS.
            Who wants peace, the people who voted for Trump because he promised to withdraw the US from Syria, and even more the people who live there, who don’t want any more US “transformation”. Yanky Go Home.

  • Jim Bim

    Dream on, delusional as always.

  • RichardD

    The Isis area on the east bank is certainly a ripe opportunity for the Syrian government coalition to clear and expand it’s foot print and move the front lines forward into SDF occupied territory. Failure to do so gives the US the opportunity to justify it’s illegal pretense. Maybe it’s a trap set up as a lose lose situation for the Syrian government. If they don’t move, they play into the accusation that they’re soft on terror. And if they do, they risk air strikes from the US.

    Which is why the Syrian air force should be strengthened to deter attacks and provide additional air cover for ground advances. A combined Syrian Russian air campaign would be a powerful deterrent to US aggression. I doubt that the US is going to risk a major air confrontation with a combined state of the art air force of Syrian Mig 29s and 31s and Russian SU fighters. Supported by a robust air defense system.

  • AM Hants

    BS – not invited, not wanted. They need to go.

  • seawolf

    Oil Oil Oil !!!! the rest is f*cking lies

    • Albert Pike

      Yepp MAGA – keep the Oil.

    • Nod

      nope usury first, oil second.

  • Tommy Jensen

    I said it. In fact I was the first one who found the real reason and told you. I predicted it and I was right….again! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ec335b4a2654b0759651aa274eb72578e36887b2c6cb2d8d6e852adcfda9b5c6.jpg
    But everybody refused to listen and Alt media remained silent suppressing my freedom of speech.

    • PZIVJ

      Yes, this is all about you Tommy. :D

  • ColinNZ

    Exceptional arrogance, or exceptional delusion. Pretty sure both Syria and Iraq can and will now send them packing … it may take some years, but packing they will be sent.

  • Kristina Rain Mcleod

    Staying in the area for decades was the plan all along wasn’t it?

  • Sinbad2

    Pentagon Says US Military Presence In Korea To ‘Defeat Communist Korea’ Will Be Needed For Decades.

    Pentagon Says US Military Presence In Japan To ‘Defeat Communist China’ Will Be Needed For Decades.

    Pentagon Says US Military Presence In Europe To ‘Defeat Soviet Union’ Will Be Needed For Decades.

    Always the same BS, just a different smell.

  • John

    Talk is cheap.

  • alejoeisabel

    The United States is both arsonist and firefighter. Only a guerrilla force like the Viet Cong will defeat the US in Occupied Syria. Shalom.

    • Ronald

      After fighting the USA for 10 years the Viet Cong mounted the ’68 Tet Offensive’, taking all but Saigon. There were some VC camped in the old Imperial Palace in Hue, the US immediately bombed it without regard to its historical value, just as they bombed Raqqa, total destruction rather than a siege. Despite the US draft and 6 more years of losses (500,000 US troops), Ho Chi Minh in 74, in another Tet Offensive took the day, including Saigon.

  • alejoeisabel

    We ara in Syria because Israel wants us there. Why? To protect their stolen land, the occupied Syrian Golan Heights. Shalom.

  • Nod

    They should be rounded up and imprisoned or evicted by Syrian troops for invading a country they are not invited into. Go home yankee doodle dandy. The rich are totally screwing up your economy with this murder death culture they feed you.

    • mike saunders

      LOL!
      Unlike corrupt, alcoholic, drug addicted Russia which is on it’s way to becoming majority Muslim.

      USA 4% GDP growth, record low unemployment , median per capita income 62K. That’s why the world’s PHD’s are constantly coming to the US .
      You
      are
      a
      joke
      comrade….

  • Rob

    US and UK forces have trespassed into other countries around the world and are joking with the international law. They have been known for doing these crimes for the very long time and butchering people there on the name of peace and self defence etc. which is totally bullshit.

    The nation of each country are struggling for very long time to kick out these trespassers from their lands. Now this is a clear responsibility of the whole world to come together and clear this cancer from the whole world for the benefit of the world population and claim damage from them that they have done to them..

  • northerntruthseeker .

    Well.. There you have it… The freaking criminal US excuse to invade and stay in Syria FOREVER….

  • H Eccles

    “Pentagon Says US Military Presence In Syria, Iraq To ‘Defeat ISIS’ Will Be Needed For Decades”

    .. and yet strangely neither the govts of those two countries nor their people are requesting the yankee doodle bandits to hang around for decades to come.