US Defense Secretary Claims U.S. Is Not Engaged In “Syrian Civil War”

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US Defense Secretary Claims U.S. Is Not Engaged In "Syrian Civil War"

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has claimed that the US is not engaged in “the Syrina Civil War” and the recent US strikes on the Syrian Arab Army in the province of Deir Ezzor do not mean that the US is getting into it.

“It was self-defense. Obviously, we are not getting engaged in the Syrian civil war,” Mattis said.”I believe that they [government forces] are, right now, west of the [Euhprates] river.”

Earlier the US-led coalition claimed that pro-government forces had attacked a headquarters of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces where the coalition’s military advisers were also deployed. Responding to the alleged attack, the coalition carried out a series of strikes at SAA positions.

Later, the mainstream media started releasing reports that over 300 government troops particiapted in the attack and over 100 of them were killed. MORE DETAILS

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  • leon mc pilibin

    More disgusting zionist lies,,this is for the american sheeple,to make them think the american zionist puppet terrorist army, are the good guys,and are only protecting the democracy seeking syrians,when in fact they are protecting isis and their offshoots.

    • Merijn

      It also says something about the Sheeple….. when the shit hits the fan you can always say; Ich habe es nicht gewusst…….

  • MikeH

    I had previously though of Mattis and Tillerson as largely honorable people. I’ve been proven wrong.

    • leon mc pilibin

      They dont call him MAD DOG MATTIS for nothing.He is an out and out Psychopath.

      • as

        Each time he’s lying his wrinkles adds. Just looking at his rag sack of a faces should tell you something.

      • BMWA1

        This name was in relation to his (Mattis) extensive use of phosphorous munitions in Iraqi operation many years ago, so yes, this would support the psycho-analysis.

      • Merijn

        Can’t blame him……he has been in the “Poppy Fields” waaay too long……..should have gotten him out before it was too late…

      • Bird of Prey

        I can assure you that there is no more respected military leader on this planet than “the Monk”.

        • MikeH

          There is a large difference between being respected in the field of death and destruction and being an honorable man. They may coincide but not in this case.

    • Merijn

      In American & European Politics…… Honourable People do not Exist…….

  • qveenz

    No. Self defense it’s in own or public US teritory. There is Syria, but with Alzheimer infected HQ staff, the US army blow everything the Alzheimer likes to.

  • You can call me Al

    “It was self-defence” – what a delusional, lying, Zio-Yank POS.

  • 1691

    I have never seen the war in Syria as a civil war but a war by proxies for expansion of israhell.

    • Merijn

      Yeah…. Yinon……& a Pipeline….

  • zman

    The US military has become clones of politicians and he’s carrying on the tradition of lying through ones teeth and making illogical statements, as if they make sense. They have learned the art of deception from their Israeli friends poorly though. They have become prolific, but not believable. However, the police trained in Israel have learned their lessons much better. They have been killing unarmed citizens with the mantra, ‘I feared for my life’ very successfully. The entire US system of government, from POTUS down to the city council level has become nothing but a mass of liars, the worst of the worst, pretending to be pious, honest and patriotic…and they are none of that, they are only facades covering their true criminal natures. Sooner or later (probably much later) Americans are going to have to fucking wake up. I’m getting a little long in the tooth, but I hope I live to see it.

    • bcbingram

      I agree. Here in America we have much to change, like ‘secret’ city council meetings and ‘legal’ bribery.

      • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

        These are same in all of North America here these traditions have been expanding into Central and South America. This also occurs in EU already they are afraid of the public and it is becoming more self evident. Think it’s all these Post Modern philosophies coming home to roost.

        Should look up Jordan Peterson on YouTube one of the few Professors teaching anything of value to students.

    • Merijn

      Their whole careers phony and a bloody Lie! They create careers….. they create Brave stories!!!! Like a couple of SAS-Dudes destroying the entire Iraqi Army……. All f*cking Lies……Jim Mattis was in Barbados during every War……….

  • Gary Sellars

    Look at this grinning idiot… what a fucking retard.

  • Mikronos

    America’s still ‘just helping’ the Turds.

  • nadeera witharanage

    US MADE OSAMA BIN LADEN LATER HE TERRORIST ,THEN SADAM HUSEN LATER HE MAKE CHEMICAL WEAPON , THEN MADE ISIS NOW SDF FOR OIL FIELD

  • dutchnational

    It was self defense, but…. US is being sanctimonious here. Slowly they are being sucked into this civil war. The actions of Assad have not helped here.

    But then, what can one expect from a power hungry ME potentate that got his fiefdom handed to him by daddy Assad?

    • Gary Sellars

      Go fuck yourself terror-apologist sucker of HATOstani cock….

      • dutchnational

        Another sexually inadequate loser found. Get a life loser.

        • Gary Sellars

          Don’t think I gave you permission to respond to me…..

          Pathetic close-minded HATO quisling.

      • Jonathan Cohen

        ABORTION RIGHTS IN KHASHAM!

      • Merijn

        I have to live with these numbnuts on a daily basis……… one of the reasons I leave this country soon…….them is braindead…. like a large chunk of the rest of humanity…..

    • Neurasth

      Fucking dumb cunts like you shouldn’t be allowed to spew their bullshit online.

      • as

        Just block them sir. There’s endless of them and none worth attention to begin with.

        • Neurasth

          Right. Its annoying to see how backwards people can be. With the advent of the internet and accessible information there’s no excuse to be so guillible and stupid like that anymore.

          • Gary Sellars

            Douchenational is SFs resident HATOstani arse-licker and Wahabbi pro-terror butt-boy. His only value is black comedy relief…

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      dutch being an idiot again as there are no SDF/YPG forces here just the old ISIS groups reconstituted as the DMC. There was no self defense as they called the strikes by local US/ISIS proxy DMC after refusing to honor an SDF deal in exchanging oil and gas for medical and allowing convoys thru. The US had opened the floodgates to destroy the temporary bridge across the river into Deir ez zoir Cty which straddles both sides of the river for you not good in geography.

      Look how Assad got his approval like his father as they are both moderate thinkers and strong supporters of secularism, that people either choose you or they don’t. Fact remains they are the ones most trusted by the people, and there are just nobody else as they can’t seem to be trusted as the Assad’s as they support all religions which is not even true in Israel or other ME potentates dutch is so enamored with.

      Even you are starting to support ISIS now typical of a US stooge, go hang you head in shame village idiot.

  • bcbingram

    Mr Trump, I want you to get out of Syria now. The only folks who really want our military there are the contractors and representatives of the Military Industrial Complex.

    • so

      Another lying commander in chief/scumbag rich guy. Guess he’s not up for being a martyr like Kennedy. No honor Donald you stooge.

  • as

    I believed it.

  • Manuel Flores Escobar

    Of course they are not involve in Syrian civil war…thats why they are training FSA in Al Tanf and provide them manpads to shot down Syrian & Russian jets….they are NOT involved!.. above all main petrol/Gas yields are now under US control!…ISIS moved the branches..and US picked up the fruits!

    • bcbingram

      ISIS moved the branches..and US picked up the fruits!
      Nice turn of phrase Mr. Escobar, are you a writer ?

  • Igor Dano

    Self defence of Usa/Cia on Syrian soil?
    He believes, that the planet is populated by idiots?

  • Rob

    I have listened the speeches and conferences of US politicians and of Moscow politicians. I have founded a big difference in both. The Moscow politicians are polite and well mannered and on the other side the US politicians oh mama mia. They are completely sick.
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  • Rob

    The US is becoming more and more marginalized in the world. Assad is still in power and the humiliation of the US by Turkey who have totally ignored US and attacking their allies while US is standing and watching like a duck. So soon Kurds will realize that howmuch is useless this deal with US.
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  • Rob

    This Syrian conflict made Russia so much stronger and influential in the Middle East region than USSR era. Russia comes off as a trustworthy partner unlike US who quickly losses respect.
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  • EoF

    Is this guy serious.

    • as

      He lies so aggressively and forcefully that we have no choice except to believe it.

      • bcbingram

        It is the best way to lie. Republicans are woefully inept at it while the Democrats use lieing to grab and hold “the Narrative”
        while us Republicans sputter and try to “Defend”.

  • Rob

    US is determined to keep interfering in Syria until it breaks it and split it to several smaller countries like Yugoslavia. Is this a victory to US on the loses of hundreds of thousands of lives? no. This is a war crime.
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    • Merijn

      One of Many…..Many…….since the very first day….

      • Rob

        But Syria will never divide because God have protected it.

  • Rob

    What Washington is doing in Syria that is war crime. Washington must leave Syria if they have a little shame.
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  • Rob

    Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan should not covet to the Syrian land and Syrian oil and gas fields. They should move out their asses from whole Syrian land and let Syrian national government to bring peace and stability to their own land.
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  • Rob

    Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan should stop pushing Syrian nation and their allied security forces out of their land. This is absolutely 100% war crime. They should not covet to the Syrian land and Syrian oil and gas fields.
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  • Rob

    Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan should stop segregating Syrian nation. This is absolutely 100% war crime. They should not covet to the Syrian land and Syrian oil and gas fields.
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  • Hrky75

    US is not involved in Syrian civil war – because it’s just another “police action”, like Korea and Nam I suppose…

    • Rob

      On daily bases Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan air strikes on Syrian nation. No body is safe in Trump controlled Syria.

  • Rob

    With out any doubt Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan forces in Syria are terrorists and Syrian villagers, and tribes should start gorilla war against these terrorists. The Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan war is for oil and gas fields. Now Syrian nation have chance to fight back to kick out US soldiers that want to take the land of oil and gas fields, otherwise the Syrian nation will loose this chance like Palestinians. They should fight back to survive but in organize manner like Afghani Taliban that each day killing seven US soldiers.
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  • northerntruthseeker .

    I have one word for this statement by the criminals in the US:

    BULLSHIT!

  • gustavo

    “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION” right ? We have plenty of evidences about this. Who is going now to believe you USA ? ….Oh, yes, most of the northamerican people, at least it is not an empty set.

  • Rob

    Trump, Netanyahu and Erdogan are so much wicked that they have divided the land of Syria into several parts. Trump says to Syrian nation that don’t come North Syria and towards east syria across Eupherati river because that is my part. Netanyahu says dont come to Golan hights because that is my part and Erdogan says dont come North and nothwest because that is my part. The Syrians are alive and they have then divided their country. LOL. Any way Trump have taken so precious land full of oil and gas fields.

    • Mountains

      Who is this fucking random fool spamming the area. Look PUTIN is worse then all these mention above. Get the fuck off you filithy casual and stop spamming the articles

  • jellyrajah

    No, Washington is just engaged in making the Middle East safe for the Greater Israel Project.

  • 911psyops

    Common sense would dictate that if they are not involved in the civil war then they should leave since ISIS has been defeated. LEAVE SYRIA ALONE you WARMONGERS

    • Joe

      Since when these clowns have logic?

      Their statements are mostly childish

  • Davki

    Mattis is obviously suffering from severe mental disruption. Why do people have to put up with such disgustung liers? I mean, everybody, but everybody knows the US is fighting a war in Syria.
    Sure, you invade a country, mess it up, fight this group and then that group… and when you get caught in the crossfire, you act in self defense… what do you do in Syria in the first place?

  • BMWA1

    More evidence of non-involvement is emerging (this report via Lebanon on SDF attack against SAA in same region as USAF ‘defensive’ strikes on east bank of Euphrates near the oil fields):

    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/breaking-us-led-forces-launch-offensive-syrian-army-deir-ezzor/:

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      It was the DMC”ISIS” released units and not SDF.

      • BMWA1

        Oh, that is much better.

  • Rüdiger Preiss

    He does look a bit like a joker in this picture, doesn’t he …

    • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

      Well not really the Joker but reminds me of Howdy Doody when Buffalo Bob pissed in his cornflakes!! Yes folks it’s Howdy Doody Time!!!

  • John

    It’s just my opinion but, ………. not involved? Hardy har har. They don’t even know how to bs correctly at this point. That tribe is going to long remember what happened to them, at the hands of US Coalition forces. Stay tuned Mr. Secretary and no complaining when they hit back.

  • EL ZORRO

    “US DEFENSE SECRETARY CLAIMS U.S. IS NOT ENGAGED IN “SYRIAN CIVIL WAR”…TRANSLATION…U.S IS ENGAGED IN THE SUPPORT OF THE MERCENARY TERRORISTS WIT THE DEEP STATE ZIONIST MILITARY SEPOY.

  • Joe

    I don’t think anyone takes these guy’s words seriously anymore.
    Everyday thinking we are all kids

  • Icarus Tanović

    You are loosing this shit, pussy!

  • Antikapitalista

    “… and Jews were not murdered in concentration camps.”

    Thus, the White House and the Pentagon have become a source of fake news.

    I guess it is time to censor them in the West, right?

    But, actually, statements like these are most welcome.
    They can be turned into thousands of tasty memes (for the West) as well as used to show what lying scumbags represent the West (for the rest of the world).