Pentagon: US Forces To Stay In Syria “As Long As We Need To”

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Pentagon: US Forces To Stay In Syria "As Long As We Need To"

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US forces plan to stay in Syria as long as they “need to” support its local partners and to ensure that terrorists will not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday.

“We are going to maintain our commitment on the ground as long as we need to, to support our partners and prevent the return of terrorist groups,” Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon said. “To ensure an enduring defeat of ISIS, the coalition must ensure it cannot regenerate, reclaim lost ground, or plot external attacks.”

According to official reports, the US currently has about 2,000 troops on the ground in Syria. These forces are involved in operations against ISIS and keeping the US influence in the war-torn country.

According to Syrian experts, the only real reason why the US wants to stay in Syria is to achieve own geopolitical goals in the region: to oppose the Damascus government, Iran, Hezbollah and Russia.

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  • Sebastien Friedrich

    time to kill americunts coming that make me really happy fuck them .Sorry for this language but i cant breath everytime i see something about usa ,they are cancer on this planet

    • Boris Kazlov

      You are absolutely right my friend, my feelings are the same,and I abhor the soothing language displayed by Russian government. The only thing that surprises me is this coming from somebody who is not an ethnic Russian, like myself.

      • Pave Way IV

        Why are you surprised by that, Boris? My country’s arrogant, psychopathic leaders have killed millions and spent billions trying to be as universally hated across the globe as Israel. I would argue that we passed them a long time ago and are the top most hated nation on earth today. By the way, could I get a sample of your synovial tissue and RNA? It’s for… uh, research.

      • Alpha&Omega

        Not surprising at all. Many Westerner’s feels like this and you can find them all over the political spectrum.

        It’s a consequence of a political leadership that for years have showed not just a complete disregards for the people’s will, but even openly loathes it. Add to that a complete lying and warmongling Western MSM that are openly hateful against everyone except the global cabal and their collaborators.

        NATO and Western leaders should think twice before starting wars against opponents that can defend themselves, since US and even more so EU don’t have the people behind them like their enemies have. This is the reason they are so desperate to silence non-controlled media, regardless if it’s RT or Western alternative media.

      • Quenten Bruce

        Absolutely Boris. Greeting from Australia. I am surprised to see some enlightened American opinion here. But it does happen. It is rare I know. God bless Putin and the Russian people… saving the west from itself.

      • Sebastien Friedrich

        yes my friend ,im French ,and you will really surprised about number of people who support Russia ,there,s lot of people who really want Vladimir Putin to be French President and who think sanction’s against Russia are foolish ,but the sad part is i’ve many friends in USA who are really gentle and nice peoples and they will paid for the criminal behavior of usa oligarch’s who just try to put every people in slavery.

    • Rob

      Don’t be sorry, I, like many, many others share the same view…

      • dutchnational

        And many do not. Though not as many among the ass-adophyles here, in that I agree.

        • Rob

          Right. Enjoy all your rag head muslims invading YOUR country, courtesy of Us and EU…

          • Wagner schmit

            The pakis and east Asian muslim what are there excuses no US invading there. We got Moroccans and even chencya terrorists no US involved there either.

          • testera

            He is a muslim that invaded EU.

          • rudy

            Don’t pay attention to dn he’s produced in the Rosse buurt from Amsterdan, father unknown, that’s why he is allways contrary !

  • Rob

    By the help of ISIS, HTS, FSA and other terrorists groups finally American and Israhelli terrorists besieged Syria. The war was just for to control Oil and gas rich land from Arab nations.

    • You can call me Al

      PS Water, don’t forget water.

      • Rob

        I have mentioned before a couple of times that America and Israhell have besieged whole middle east. So in this the surrounding seas are also included. Before only they have controlled Palestine and now whole middle east.

        • dutchnational

          Yes, yes. Israel besieging the whole region. One look at the map shows you are correct. Or does it?

  • jerry Hamilton

    Quote “prevent the return of terrorist groups”. America is the terrorist group.

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  • Rob

    American and Israel together have destroyed whole Middle East region. They have besieged whole middle east region and run terrorist organizations in the middle east region. Everyday they kill hundreds common people in car bomb explosions. Till this time they have killed millions of people in the Middle East region, which are more than a couple of nuclear weapons.

  • Christian Gains

    “Be NOT deceived…”(Galatians 6:&)…ALL of this PENT-ta-GONE blather, {excuses for}, about staying to help the Nation “against terrorists” TOTALLY depends upon those “LOCAL PARTNERS”, [WHO btw are CLEARLY not interested in the U.S.’s offer]…THEREFORE…GET YOUR BLINKIN A$$es OUT!! Let’m chew on the bones of the M.E., THE ONLY PLACE WE SHOULD BE “STAYING with” is Ysra’el! PERIOD! And frnakly, at times EVEN THEY are questionable!

    • zman

      Questionable? LOL!

      • Christian Gains

        Yes, I KNOW, and AGREE…I’m not in the LEAST enamored as MANY, in the veracity of Ysra’els motives and GOALS…But time will bring ALL things, (motives etc.), out into the LIGHT…

  • Walter White

    Well if that’s the case then why don’t they start attacking an actual terrorist group HTS?

  • rudy

    LOOCK WHAT LIARS THE US TROOPS ARE? THEY SAY TO PREVENT WHILE THEY OBLIGE THE SDF TO WORK TOGETHER WITH IS !

  • reinhard

    The Syrian Arab Republic government Baathist Army and the Syrian NDF will be victorious !
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    http://www.islamicinvitationturkey.com/2017/10/06/zionist-brothers-putin-salman-hold-talks-behind-closed-doors-in-moscow/
    http://der-dritte-weg.info/
    http://www.islamicinvitatio
    Reporting the truth: smoloko.com purestream-media.com syriatruths.com informationclearinghouse.info
    electronicintifada.net http://www.12160.info
    to fight and resist the evil zionists ZOG ,the evil zionists rothschild’s evil israHell and and the evil house of saud crypto-jews in saudi arabia wahhabia who do nothing but damage ( who’s king in the late 1960’s addressed all the UN and arab countries requested them to recognize and accept israHell as a country) and their allies’s control/occupation of governments and the arab land of palestine and its neighbouring arab countries, to fight and resist those zionists is to fight to remove them from governments and economic power without removing them out of these office from these positions and freezing their USD currency assets monopoly dominanting global markets and trades( the 1 dollar bill has shapes of the stars of david ) wars instigated by zionists bankers on sovereignt independent states and and against their territory’s integrity will continue and the zionists’s scheme to establish a one global government control could be all set .

    they must be removed from these positons (by us who are fighting them and only by us ) in order to get international peace progress prosperity and a good better and more positive dialogue between all countries and their peoples who their own peoples will lead and decide what to do by and for themselves. manage what their internal and foreign affairs to other countries and people’s would be and not led by some private zionists’s monopoly organisation who wages wars on whoever they want and on behalf of whoever they control and whoever bans rothschild influence and rothschild’s-controlled banks into their country!

    should such a future international peace progress proccess dialoge between countires is to be then israHell turkey saudi arabia eritrea/ethiopia and pkk-rojava-peshmerga-kurdistan could be excluded because of their evil role of their tyranny and the logic of them even not being officialy recognised as countries (or maybe even by then they would already cease to exist before that) but rather occupiers of stolen lands by wars of aggression who occupy arab Palestine land and other neighbouring arab countries’s lands and their natural resources assets illegally from wars of aggression like e.g. Yemen and Somalia afghanistan with daesh and AQAP muslim-brotherhood-extremists and taliban and other plots of the the mossadistic so called “alliance of periphery” with their puppet collaborators alCIAda and MI6 .

    all of Western Sahara and its people will be freed from the corrupt dynasty government of morocco’s illegal occupation which has a long history of collaborating with the zionists’s mossad and will be a recognised country by all nations ( hassan II and the mossad were behind Mehdi Ben Barka’s dissapperance / kidnap / assassination !
    the jewish autonomous oblast isn’t enough for the evil zionists’s obssesion of world domination conquest . .
    History wasn’t written in ink , history was written in blood

    american president nixon was becoming anti-zionist and didn’t obey zionists completely, ( even more anti zionist was nixon’s vice president spiro agnew forced by zionists to resign and years afterwards shut down by zogs before moving in on nixon ) brave Arab hero leader Hafez Assad accordingly met him in Damascus Syria, that was the syrian president meeting with the jewnited states president ONLY ONCE since 1974 (two months later zionists forced nixon to resign from presidency after he met Hafez Al Assad in Damascus Syria!
    george bush and his kid george w bush are completely obediant zionist puppets and yemeni dead traitor saleh who fought houthis all way back to 2004, saleh met george bush and george w bush on many occations. There’s a ‘ who’s side are you on” difference of meanings between the meetings https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9dc52966820134ae85e3b39911fe1916b0b2d3e21cced03d5bf2fbb5a8564125.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d1ef37b830cced34171477f7ff67b9d7cbb53ba7dc6a781b698cf7b2bac401ee.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1918551573f2dca36ab363a9aefee6b9aa846e0d660089029e4da191a4591f19.jpg

  • dutchnational

    This does not surprise me at all. Soon Turkey will be gone from Nato and then US needs another large airbase.

    Surprise, surprise, now, on st. Nicolas eve, US has two in Rojava. What a coincidence.

    • Joe

      No it is impossible when the war is over, Syria will be one.

      How the heck can US try to build an air base around on all sides with 2000 soldiers?

      They cannot even be supplied by land and has to parachute by planes that can be shot down by SAMs. Not a single bullet need to be fired.

      By then the Kurds would have come to terms with Assad under one flag Syria .
      US would have nothing to support except perhaps to provide or grow terrorists within the country which is also impossible as they are surrounded.

      Just impossible when Putin has finalised the settlements on all sides under a united Syria.

      This is another instance of following International laws when it suits and throw to the winds when it does not.

      Fact is when Turkey leaves Nato and join the Russian groups under Russia/Iran/ Turkey , the entire ME politics would change with no place for USA! Tiny Israel cannot even protect itself let alone try to influence ME politics.

      Putin the chess master

      • Alpha&Omega

        Chess master? Quite likely, but the question is what he really are playing for and if he dares to checkmate the opponent.

    • Jim Martin

      We can only hope,Inshallah, that the United States will have the fortitude to stay and finish what was started

      The Syrian regime lost all claim to Syria and set off R2P repeatedly as federal Syria as one makes the most sense. An American presence there would be a commitment and a stabilizing influence

      • zman

        Another fucking idiot to block.

        • Jim Martin

          you have no case, so you have to swear? figures

      • Alpha&Omega

        Interesting! The western government hired trolls works outside office hours. They are forced to that since they not just have the whole world against them, but also a fast growing number of their own citizens.

        • Jim Martin

          hardly. You have no case., so you revert to name calling.

          Being paid for this? Love to know where the cheques are??? Hardly apart from the fact that you don’t like others who hold opinions different than your own. So who is the troll?

  • General Surena

    TRUMP the OMEN … the sound of EVİL … as the NOSTRADAMUS said. ! !

    • Cite the quatrain – or go away.

  • WinstonSmith

    ISISrael is getting its Jerusalem as well. Russia better not trust too much on those Kurds.

    • Icarus Tanović

      They don’t, hactaually.

  • osazeone

    Tis the season to bomb US dessert rats!!!

  • Thegr8rambino

    i guess its really up to russia/iran/syria/hezb to either kindly or unkindly show them the door then yea? :)))

    • Solomon Krupacek

      dreamer :))

      • Thegr8rambino

        And a believer :)))

        • Solomon Krupacek

          like little child :)

          • Thegr8rambino

            Hah! I wish ;))))

      • Icarus Tanović

        Gap, teeth in your mouth so my dick gosta fits!

  • Kim Jong

    “As Long As We Need To” – get asskicked.

  • John

    I don’t take this statement to represent a long term commitment in Syria. It is like everything else coming out of the mouths of those from my country, in the DoD and DoS. It is meant to keep up appearances. The long term trend is set; the US is on it’s way out of that region as the primary power broker. There are at least a few big reasons for this. So, I pay em no mind on blurbs like this. It is pure propaganda.

    To for real stay in Syria, the US would have to reach a formal agreement, as did Russia. I see that happening with about the same chances of a snowball surviving for a few hours in a furnace. I wish well to all.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Thanks mate.

    • FlorianGeyer

      My thoughts as well. The US is like a child that is too proud to admit defeat and fortunately for the world ‘Pride comes before a fall’.

      Most of the world will rejoice when the USA fully implodes in a civil war as she drowns in a sea of debt.

      Once the US is degraded , Israel is toast. Literally :)

      • John

        What is going on here is not well understood. There is a very big change on the move. A lot of limits have been reached and people have had enough. For example, the election of Donald Trump was more or less a very simple message to the power players here; they would have preferred the devil or a chimpanzee to Hillary Clinton. The house cleaning has begun, despite whatever is said in the news.

        For a variety of reasons, priorities like Israel are falling off the radar here. The most striking reaction is coming from the ones normally not given proper attention, the youth. They do not trust the government at all. They are not going to swallow the line that has been given to them and to their parents. I have been told this right to my face. The game is basically over and people like Henry Kissinger et al are done.

        I cannot fathom the full effects of the changes taking place. But, the civil war is basically off because the libs and progressives are weak and ….. people have started to discover another way of dealing with the pols. As the US self destructs into a much smaller deal, there will be quite celebration by my countrymen. The rank and file have no interest in being number 1 anymore. I wish well to you Florian. :)

        • FlorianGeyer

          ” the youth. They do not trust the government at all. ”

          This disillusionment of the generation that are now in long term debt for education seems to be mirrored in all wealthy countries where further education is not provided by the state.

          Surely the US and others are able to provide free education as part of the governments pact with their citizens? If a nation can afford billions ,even trillions of $ of the toys of war they can surely afford to educate the developing future of the state.

          It seems that even young adults are debt slaves now and slavery in any form is depressing of course.

          • John

            Hi Florian. What I gleaned from the ‘kids’ is not so much disillusionment. It was just a frank acceptance of the state of their situation. They know the system is not there to help them at all. One young man, point blank said to me in private, “my generation, we are f’d aren’t we”. It was a sad moment, looking face to face with him, as he put it altogether. I told him the truth, my answer was yes.

            So, they are looking a lot father into things than the press, the psychologists, or anybody for that matter, gives them credit. The cracks are showing. I am just watching to see how it all goes down.

          • FlorianGeyer

            ” It was just a frank acceptance of the state of their situation. ”

            I am actually heartened to hear that as it indicates that young people are actually thinking and analysing rather that thoughtlessly railing against the government

            Independence of thought has been a target of the Neo Liberals ( Zionist Marxists) for many decades and political correctness is a major weapon in this.
            In the news today an article was recommending that the term Snowflake be determined as ‘ harmful ‘ . I have always believed that ‘Sticks and stones can break my bones but words can never hurt me ‘. Debate , insulting or not , creates interactivity of thought. That is what those in power today fear the most :)

      • rudy

        Yes Florian, but a spoiled child, on one side it dasn’t like illegals crossing the US borders and on the other side they do SpecialOPS in more than 130 country’s , illegally ofcourse and openly occupy Syrian territory ! That child should be re-educated !

        • FlorianGeyer

          You make a valid point with a very pertinent example Rudy :)

    • zman

      I would love to totally agree…except that I learned a long time ago to never say never. I mean, NATO(US) terrorized Europe/L. America and assassinated leaders through the 50s, 60s and 70s with Gladio. Now they are using Muslims for Gladio2 and the world falls for it? Never underestimate the gullibility of the general public to believe the most idiotic crap. Any BS excuse will suffice for most of those in MSM land…so I don’t discount any eventuality. Don’t get me wrong, I hope to hell you’re right….but if they got away with Gladio for near 30 years….

      • John

        Hi zman. What drives the folks back here in the media, MIC and the pols absolutely crazy, is that nobody stateside takes them at face value anymore. There are a bunch of delusional types running around, mostly the the Northeast and California. But, most of the rest are done with the game. We shall see how it goes. I wish a good evening to you.

        • zman

          Yes, I see here in the bible belt that the blinders are starting to come off, but there is still a large holdout contingent that still believes in the righteousness of the US. They are starting to diminish, thankfully. The US CONgress is actually helping. Did you see how RTs viewership has skyrocketed after all the BS of them having to register as AoFG? People wanted to see what the noise was about and found…news. A big thank you to the idiots in DC. The one thing a person can count on when it comes to the US government is the ability to shoot itself squarely in the ass. I grew a crop of popcorn last year and am ready for the show…now to start up my home brew again. Have a good ‘un!

      • Alpha&Omega

        You have a valid point… unfortunately.

  • Roddy Wehrmacht

    Hahaha first they ensures the presence of terrorists in Syria, now parked their asses there to ensure they never return? Hahaha this is what it looks like when Zionists run your shit.

    • Icarus Tanović

      Awright, you say what I ment to.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    Pentagon: US Forces To Stay In Syria “As Long As We Need To”

    Thanks Putin! YOU invited western partners in Syria!!!

    Blood on your hands.

  • Brad Isherwood

    https://www.rt.com/business/409028-russian-gas-sold-belgium-us/

    Putin doesn’t give a shit!…when US backroom deals ….keep the game going : )
    Syria. …is just a place on the game board.

    Monopoly,….Pirates of the Caribbean – Monopoly*…..

    Monopoly Syria. ……

    Oh ,oh…..it’s the Putin/Netanyahu card……..you are doomed!

  • Admiral_Moorer_believed

    The US troops are there Illegally.

    That makes them Illegal Combatants.

  • Joe

    Well where is international law?

    It doesn’t suit them this time

    Really impossible

  • Joe

    How are they able to stay surrounded by IRANIAN SOLDIERS?

    Quite impossible

  • You don’t “need” to stay – so bloody go home!

    NOBODY WANTS YOU ANYMORE – GO HOME.

  • Starlight

    Putin can go to the UN tomorrow, declare Syria a former military ally of Russia, and ORDER American forces out of Syria immediately. You see that’s how International Law works. And NO! The USA does not ignore international law when backed up by any of the permanent members of the UN- to do otherwise is an immediate annuling of the UN as an organisation.

    So why doesn’t Putin throw the Americans out of Syria? Britain, France and the UK have just thrown Russia out of the winter olympics.

    Because Putin is an APPEASER- a word most of you here should explore. Appeaser doesn’t mean weakling or coward. When Britain Appeased Hitler, it could have squashed the fledgling nazi movement like a fly if it wished. A few years later and it was too late- Germany had grown too powerful and its conquests made it a very difficult target.

    Putin is an APPEASER because Putin is a naive fool. A “turn the othe cheek” fool. A “I won’t get down in the mud and fight dirty” fool. An “I will never use my true power” fool. A “muscular vicar” singing “can’t we all just get along”.

    The Great Game is the ONLY Empire Game. Iran plays The Great Game. Britain plays The Great Game. Putin chooses to let Russian interests die a death of a thousand cuts instead.

    We will get the usual trolls here telling us that America is ‘magic’ and can do things Russia can not- and this is the biggest zionist lie of all. A bully does exactly what YOU and I allow him to do. When the fist hits the nose of the bully, the bully stops. But with Syria no fist is needed to get the USA out- as I said its just a matter of law, the same law that keeps Russia out of NATO nations. Can you imagine China allowing the USA into one of its territories? And China’s leaders despair of Putin.

    Yes, Putin is surrounded by wicked jewish ‘advisors’ always telling him to do the wrong thing. A consequence of the jewish take-over of Russia at the time of the Revolution there. But we see in Putin a man who towers over Trump as a man. Putin listens because he is a naive fool, NOT because he is a puppet like Trump.

    When Putin praises Israel, which he does all the time, he short circuits essential thought paths in his brain. Certain ideas become IMPOSSIBLE- namely those to do with properly countering the Deep State. You cannot love Israel and fight evil effectively. That’s like saying you can be loyal to Satan but fight Satan’s works.

    Israel wants the USA in Syria so Putin wants the USA in Syria. And I know so many on our side are in denial about this FACT. How can Putin be helped to free himself from the foul zionist influence if we all pretend it isn’t the major factor?

    • RichardD

      “Putin can go to the UN tomorrow, declare Syria a former military ally of Russia, and ORDER American forces out of Syria immediately.”

      And when the US says no, which is what would happen, then what?

    • Brad Isherwood

      Putin was picked By Chabad Lubavitch and Oligarch Jews to game ON*,
      While Atlanticist and other US/Anglo Europe scrambled to keep up.
      Russia was being looted 6 ways from Sunday.
      A bunch of Jewish Oligarchs had to stop the run and get Control **
      These Oligarchs sit on huge Metals/Energy Vs global need.
      Yes….Russia has its own MIC. ..it’s a shadow of US.
      Russia will never sell 100 Billion in weapons like US.
      Globalism is simply business/criminal. …opportunism.
      Color your Russia whatever way you will,……Krimeski is part of the landscape,
      Just like Vegas,….or Trump….bailed out by Jewish money. …and now President sock puppet.

      How many reading this website noticed the contradictions in how events unfolded,
      Putin/Lavrov silence. ..
      US jets bomb Syria, shoot down Syrian jets….everything except F 22 over fly Damascus.

      Russia has Radar which can see everything taking off in Israel. ….

      It’s time say……WTF!….is going on here!
      Yes. ..it’s Collusion,….back room deals.
      We get deconfliction agreements as obvious. …which means …Legal standing **
      Which means….. all the F’ng shit illegal invaders. …get your stay!.

      It’s time to wake the F** up…..snap out of it.!
      Putin is not Hero, Saviour or any of that mindless nonsense.
      He’s an opportunist…..in A Game….
      He is forced to make choices…..whatever gets him down the road.

      Irish Saying……”Now your learn’n….boy oh “

    • Alpha&Omega

      Many truths are said by Starlight, but two things stands out as too simplified.
      1. Laws only works is there is someone prepared and able to uphold them.
      2. Putin is probably not naive, but most likely he has a strong moral compass that restricts him too much. This is the age-old dilemma about how to fight evil. If you do it with high morals the history show us you lose and if you fight it with their own evil methods you become a part of that evil.

      • Solomon Krupacek

        Putin is probably not naive, but most likely he has a strong moral compass that restricts him too much.

        :))) you made my day, jokemaster! :DDDD

        • Alpha&Omega

          Are you an idiot or a troll? I guess both.

          • Solomon Krupacek

            i amnormal, you putins asslicker. metally sick, bastard. ;)

    • Solomon Krupacek

      Putin can go to the UN tomorrow, declare Syria a former military ally of
      Russia, and ORDER American forces out of Syria immediately.

      russia/ussr always kept distance from arb countries. never formed ally oganization. therefore putin will never do this.

    • james

      Starlight, whilst I continue to be appalled by the scale of the overt and covert crimes of Israel against the Arab peoples and the rest of humanity, it is wrong to imply that every jewish person is complicit. I beleive that this sort of language only helps Israel and the United States’ government.

      President Vladimir Putin made Russia a sovereign country again after almost nine years of misrule by his drunken predecessor Boris Yeltsin. In Syria, Russian military intervention almost certainly saved the government of the popular and democratically elected Presdident Bashar al-Assad which was facing an invasion by hordes of terrorst mercenaries from all corners of the world.

      President Putin should rightly be viewed alogside the likes of United States’ Presidents Franklin Roosevelt and John F Kennedy and President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt.

      Nevertheless, I think President Putin has shown surprisingly poor judgement in a number of critical conflicts. Even the Syrian conflict has been dragged out needlessly because of Putin’s wish to reach a compromise with some of the ‘rebels’, instead of acting in concert with Syria, Iran and Hezbollah to finish off the terrorists altogether. (How many of the estimated 400,000 dead Syrians, including 80,000 soldiers, would be still be alive today had President Putin acted more decisively?)

      Whilst Vladimir Putin was off attending the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics from 7 to 23 Feb 2014, the CIA and their local neo-Nazi Svoboda footsoldiers overthrew the democratically elected government of President Viktor Yanukovych. Had Russian government acted more proactively, I beleive there is a good chance that the coup could have been prevented. Unless this coup is reversed, how is NATO to be prevented from eventually placing conventional weapons and even nuclear weapons right on Russia’s border?

      President Putin’s bizarre reconcilatory tone towards the American hegemonists is reflected in much of the reporting and discussion on its RT news service, which is surprisingly tame, given the scale of the criminality of the American government in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and elsewhere. At least tens of thousands have died in each of these conflicts and the total number of dead is several millions. Why should the tone of RT be any less strident in its presentation of the truth than that of the lying corporate newmedia?

      Nowithstanding this critique of RT, RT’s Crosstalk discussion “Distrusting the News” (6/12/2017, 27:13 minutes) at https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/412064-media-journalistic-standards-deal/ is well worth a watch.

  • Alejandro Bonifacio

    gringos go home!!!!!

  • Lazy Gamer

    America’s continued presence is a destabilizing factor in Syria and the neighboring regions. Throwing money after money despite deficits. Cultivating breeding ground for people who will one day hit back at America. Goodwill at negative in the region. Putting soldiers at risk. So much for America first. Only thing to show for it is it gets all opposition of the US empire down at the expense of blowback.

  • John Mason

    BS and more BS. What partners? Terrorists are the only partners. Syria needs to take this up with the UNSC, demand that they do their job and warn the UN that if the US fails to leave immediately then it will be a prelude to WW3.

  • goingbrokes

    US troop presence is a destabilising factor. Don’t stay to fight extremism in Syria. Go and fight extremism in US (AIPAC, Christian zionism, Wall Street extreme manipulations etc.).

  • RichardD

    I’ll be interested to hear what Trump has to say about Jerusalem tomorrow. I don’t have a problem with him not signing the waiver, it’s a bad piece of legislation. Is the US legislature really going to cut the state department budget by 50% as the embassy act calls for if the waiver isn’t signed and the embassy isn’t moved? I doubt it. At that point the act needs to be revoked. So if that’s what happens, I’m all for it.

    If the waiver isn’t signed and the embassy is moved, then the US is in violation of a slew of UN Resolutions on the matter:

    “Arab League urges US abide by UN resolutions on Jerusalem …

    such moves are considered serious violations of international law and the Fourth Geneva Convention and relevant Security Council resolutions.”

    http://english.wafa.ps/page.aspx?id=BwBNWJa95473198689aBwBNWJ

    • zman

      But Richard, you know what the us thinks of international law and UN resolutions they don’t back. Any resemblance of regarding the legality or illegality of anything by the US is merely coincidental.

      • RichardD

        Trump got out of the 6 month Iran renewal legislation by not signing it, this could be the same type of deal.

  • ColinNZ

    Just when we think nothing could ever match american stupidity …. arrogance pops right up there alongside it.

  • ColinNZ

    Now everyone knows why the US never signed up to ICC etc … they would be forever be in front of judges as ‘the accused’.

  • Tommy Jensen

    If 10 000 heavy armed terrorist fighters suddenly roll in over Assad´s Syria from Jordan, we Americans have to do something about it……………..LOL.

  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    I am ashamed of the Army I served in for 24 years.

    • JohnT

      As a Navy veteran of the Vietnam war, (non-combatant thankfully), I feel the same way.

      We were drafted or forced in a fashion to join, like me. There was no way I was going to be drafted into the Army on the chance I might be forced to shoot at another person.

      In the Navy I was an electrician. I’m still one.

      Mission accomplished!

      • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

        Viet Nam era vet too. After retirement did some contract work. Gave it up in disgust. Became a carpenter. Better to build than to destroy.

        • JohnT

          Damned straight.

          Best to you and yours brother. …

    • rudy

      Condoleances !

  • Melotte 22

    US forces plan to stay in Syria as long as they “need to” support its local partners and to ensure that terrorists will not return, a Pentagon official told AFP on Tuesday.

    Actually once you leave, terrorists will leave as well.

  • Isam Kerbek

    They need to remember how we made them leave Lebanon in 1982

  • Hezbollah86

    They are staying in Syria to ensure safe passage of their Zio friends the Israhell for better achievements in the path that now grows as rail way from Israhell-Syria(Kurdish+PKK)-Irag(Peshmerga+PKK) to the door of Iran, because this is the best thing that ever happen to Israhell open corridor door to Iran’s border. Achievement Unlocked.

  • Rob

    “prevent the return of terrorist groups”… they will return to their home, the US of Yidrael, in body bags.

  • Lex

    Finally, it is so good to see the mask completely gone from the face of the Satanic forces of the Zionist/Anglo/American Empire. They hardly even bother with mentions of “law” or “norms”, just state the naked truth – we do what we can get away with. Great! Now all just and righteous nations and peoples know what to do – fight the enemy without fear of condemnation or international “coalitions”. None can exist under the leadership of naked tyranny – there is only the wretched pseudo-Muslim fighters, the honest mercenaries, the craven “allies” and the morally bankrupt “soldiers” who sign up to kill for money. It is so good to see the fake moral cover crumble to dust from these wretched killers. Onward to victory!

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    Terrorist USA will remain in Syria to prevent Syrian refugees to return to the villages.Their also opposing total destruction and wiping out of terrorist.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    USA administration of Trump doedn have a proper control over army and scared of coup.The army move around the world freely and attack every one who protect their territory. If USA army sees other countries armies their think that it is a potential enemy.

    Their have forgot that it is only USA army which terrorize the whole world.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    “As long as we need to protect another terrorist gang”….

  • Tommy Jensen

    We are only there to protect the Syrian freedom loving civilians and Syrian children from Hitlerputin´s and ButcherAssad´s bombs.
    US has an obligation to protect and we dont compromise when it comes to humanitarian issues.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/85bc32e6a6e3193a35dbaac30471ff74f6298d6087d3f6d74930494f192c7cb2.jpg

  • gustavo

    USA-Israel-NATO need to re-organize the terrorist groups somehow. They destroyed Syria already and now need to destroy IRAN, Yemen, Lybia and maybe North-Korea.

  • rudy

    Terroristgroups must be bombed and eradicated, this very moment is perfect for the Syria/ Russia coalition to declare Al Tanf military bombing excersice area , i’m allmost certain that Russia is having new tools for trying them out overthere !