Originally appeared at Politpuzzle, translated by James Cooksey exclusively for SouthFront
After UN Security Council closed meeting discussion of the Turkish troops deployment in Iraq, the American permanent representative Samantha Power suddenly broke forth into a tirade about the need of sending troops against terrorism. The wording is pretty vague. “Comprehensive military solution” formula arose regarding not only ISIS in the Levant, but a number of troubled African countries. However, the reference to Obama’s request to send Special Forces to fight ISIS localizes “significant ground presence” precisely in Iraq and Syria.
One ought to give some credit to skilled American diplomat with extensive experience in Balkanization of Africa and Balkans. Obviously, there is no way to hold territory, liberated from IS without ground operation. However, all of the U.S. allies in the coalition against ISIS, including the United States itself, refused put their “boots on the ground”, relying on the Kurds instead. But shortly before that Syrian Kurds suffered defeat in the buffer zone of Syrian-Turkish porous border inflicted upon them by the “Al-Nusra Front” and Pro-Turkish factions. In response, the President of Iraqi Kurdistan Massoud Barzani called on NATO to assist Kurdish troops in the Afrin district, despite the fact that he has no authority in Syrian Kurdistan.
This suggests that NATO focuses on the strategic force overwhelming on the ground in their favor. And, therefore, Kurds under the cover of NATO aircraft will be used for implementing NATO’s geopolitical interests. At the moment the main goal for NATO is to liberate the capital city of ISIS – Raqqa and to incorporate it into Syrian Kurdistan. NATO plans to significantly expand the historical area of Rojava, by assigning North Latakia, Aleppo and Raqqa into it, thus connecting Iraqi Kurdistan via Syrian corridor to the Mediterranean Sea. This will allow for unobstructed export of Syrian and Iraqi hydrocarbons directly to Europe. This is what political scientist Thierry Meyssan told before, and what such an experienced schemer, Samantha Power, blurted out as secret allied plans to arrange an intervention in Syria.