Washington In Denial: Tillerson Says US Has No Plans To Form Syria Border Force

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Washington In Denial: Tillerson Says US Has No Plans To Form Syria Border Force

Secretary of State nominee Rex Wayne Tillerson testifies during his Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017. Photograph by Bill Clark — CQ-Roll Call,Inc.

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Washington has no plans to create a 30,000-strong border force in northern Syria and claimed that the issue has been “misportrayed”.

“That entire situation has been misportrayed, misdescribed, some people misspoke. We are not creating a border security force at all,” the official reporters on his way back from giving a speech at Stanford University in California on Wednesday.

According to initial reports, the US is working with the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to establish the border force that will control the Turkish-Syrian border, the Iraqi-Syrian border and the Euphrates Valley area bordering the SDF-held part of eastern Syria.

The idea faced a strong criticism from Turkey and led to further deterioration of the relations between Ankara and Washington over the Syrian crisis.

Now, Tillerson is attempting to resolve the situation. However, he forgot to mention that just few days ago the Pentagon officially announced the creation of the border force that the US forces “are not creating”.

The Coalition is working jointly with the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to establish and train the new Syrian Border Security Force (BSF). Currently, there are approximately 230 individuals training in the BSF’s inaugural class, with the goal of a final force size of approximately 30,000,” spokesman for the US-led coalition Colonel Thomas F. Veale said. “The base of the new force is essentially a realignment of approximately 15,000 members of the Syrian Democratic Forces to a new mission in the Border Security Force as their actions against ISIS draw to a close.”

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  • Un Jong Kim

    Lol, the geopolitical designs of an imperialist state such as the U.S. will not change in 24 hours. Delivering almost 5,000 trucks of heavy and sophisticated weaponry to the so-called SDF so far and establishing over 10 American bases in PKK/PYD-occupied territories of northern Syria must be a misportrayal for Washington too.

    English The Times wrote about the U.S.’ federation plan just two days ago. Terrorist PKK/PYD called for world powers to save them just yesterday. Because in their own media circles, they openly state that they made an agreement with the U.S., a federation will be established in northern Syria, and that the 30,000 strong “border force” will protect it against Iran, Turkey and Iraq. That is how the so-called civil war in Syria started as well. To realize the agenda of destroying and dividing Syria into Sunni, Kurd and Alewite statelets.

    • John Whitehot

      “To realize the agenda of destroying and dividing Syria into Sunni, Kurd and Alewite statelets”

      No, the civil war started because the US, Israel, Saudia and Turkey wanted regime change, because they are ruled by the scum of the world and they plan to “take down some countries”.

      There were no initial plans of division, the plan was to remove Assad and keep the country in a perpetual state of civil war, exactly like Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan.

      • Bob

        Yup – partition was Pentagon fallback Plan B – after it became apparent the NATO/Gulf State proxy ‘FSA’ project was incapable of repeating the Libyan regime change model.

      • You can call me Al

        You are probably right, but as of today, the partitioning is the current plan (and to be honest, I thought the original as well to keep the Greater Israel project going.

        • Bob

          Pentagon Plan A involved manufacturing a proxy militant Sunni army to depose and/or murder Assad, with the political fallout being around a decade of competing jihadist warlords-factions laying waste to the whole country until most of it looked like this:
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_a-yyjMdeKs

          • You can call me Al

            Yes, fair play.

    • You can call me Al

      It will take a lot more to fight, the Iranians, Syrians, Turkish and Iraqis, but hey stupid is, what stupid does.

  • You can call me Al

    The US really are in denial about how ridiculous they look and sound to the outside World. Their “David and Goliath” moment is coming.

    The bully boy will fall and the World will rejoice.

  • Mountains

    his speaking in different tongues

  • Joe

    Obviously US is in a big Limbo between Turkey and the Kurds. Which side to take?

    So as usual they change their tone now that Turkey is dead serious.

    Talks are cheap

  • dutchnational

    US State Department has ever been fanbuys and girsl for appeasement with anybody.

    Trump has had it fully with “Foggy Bottom” and with Tillerson and US Policy on Syria is now made by Pentagon. The US would do better to have integrated policies, but that is up to them.

  • Barba_Papa

    >>Now, Tillerson is attempting to resolve the situation. However, he
    forgot to mention that just few days ago the Pentagon officially
    announced the creation of the border force that the US forces “are not
    creating”.<<

    That's because the Pentagon and the State department basically have their own separate agendas and foreign policies. And in the absence of strong White House leadership, both departments go their own ways. Except that the Pentagon has a shitload more money to spend, plus shitloads of guns to use. Or hand out. In that sense whenever the Pentagon goes its own way, the State department is basically irrelevant.

  • Fritz Otto

    YEA we will sent Special Forces to Washington to surround and besiege in secret the US president for removing him. The EVERY US-President has to be removed until the US insist in her silly, crazy and inhuman politic of to slave and rob the whole world.!!!

    I think there would be enough countries who would support such ideas!

    • Weldon Cheek

      What the hell??????? Have you been sniffing glue?.

  • Solomon Krupacek

    my favourite movie about us presidents is this one

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uok05u2ufP0

  • Terra Cotta Woolpuller

    Tillerson is looking like an extremely incompetent man in politics having to say one thing one day and another the next. This shows morons are really running the US government, the more this occurs the more the US looks to be an unstable player in world politics. Think their own bioweapons should be turned on themselves saving the world from their insane stupidity.

  • Starlight

    Good god, does this site now do anything BUT spin the news in pro-zionist directions? Tillerson, in this speech, promised American forces would remain in Syria FOREVER- and work towards the over-throw of the ‘Assad’ regime, and replace it with a pro-American one. JUST LIKE HAPPENED IN UKRAINE.

    What is Southfrom doing- allowing crypto-zionist, ‘The Saker’, write its editorial content now?

    The REAL story is Trump’s top guy announcing a ‘Ukraine’ play in Syria, where the USA takes over the ‘government’ and then demands the Russians leave- including all their military bases. Putin sat on his hands (just like Saker always says he should) while the West took over Ukraine, then Russia had to PANIC and spend tens of bilions of dollars ‘saving’ Crimea.

    An OUNCE of PREVENTION is worth a POUND of CURE. The Saker could define his propaganda blogs as telling his readers to IGNORE this wise old saying.

    So Southfront spins the story as “nothing to see here”- and we should all be disgusted at this. No power in Human History has projected military force across the planet like the USA- and in this one respect the USA dwarfs Russia. So Russia cannot fight projection with projection- by that time it is too late. Russia must use the anti-Bully method- a firm punch on the nose.

    Left alone (once again), the USA will grow the cancer in Syria like it did in Ukraine. The WORST outcome Tillerson is after is Putin accepting a split-up of Syria to protect the Russian naval base- which would be a 95% victory to the USA.

    Today, under UN law- which contrary to The Saker statements, America still obeys- Putin and Assad can order all US forces out of Syria. Same as Putin can command Israel to stop bombing Syria. Yet Putin, to The Saker’s loud crypto-zionist applause, does neither. Putin CHOOSES to do neither, because his inner circle of overt zionists and covert crypto-zionists advise him to do neither.

    But Southfront chooses to depict Tlllerson as a ‘paper tiger’- and too many wishful naive people here take comfort at this.

    • John

      Hello Starlight. So what is you main point?

      • Weldon Cheek

        Think its that southfront has been promoting the work of a zionist shill who was saying that putin is great if he allows the usa to shit and piss anyplace it wants and also that if israel bombs and attacks syria then the “wise” thing for the russians is to say and do nothing as really its not in russias interest to tell them to behave. I read it and instantly thought “how is it not in russias interest if assad is overthrown and then russia loses stacks of money,two perfectly placed bases and mountains of kudos”? And i still think the same,there IS a fight for Russia in syria and i do think that if things continue and russia does allow things to just carry on it is soon going to be on the losing side in this mess,it needs to excert just a little more power in all places,militarily and diplomaticaly,i think they could steer this to a close in 18 month to two years,atleast the jihadi problem,then its just to see how long it takes for the kurds to realize they have been used by the u.s. and come back into the fold.

        • John

          Hello Weldon. I think that Turkey has moved up your timetable on the Kurds. We shall see how it all pans out. A good day to you.

  • Illegal

    Most countries have a border security force. You’re telling me if Mexico, Russian and China threw a fit over the US Border Patrol on the Mexican border the US should comply. How stupid is that! Since Assad continues to fail to protect his own citizens they have a right to take matters into there own hands. I’m sure the Kurds could train their own forces as they have already done with the police forces they have put in place in the cities that they captured from IS.

    • George King

      You are either in denial or have MSM rattling around in your wannabe brain.

  • Carol Davidek-Waller

    Lay off the drugs Rex.

    • Solomon Krupacek

      better one rolex then one rex

  • John Mason

    Trust a viper before that “A”hole and his cohorts.

  • Langaniso Mhlobo

    This denials of Tillerson and White peoples house about not supporting Afrin Kurds and not forming 30000 terrorist force.Is a clear indications that USA wants Turkey to belief and stop attack.USA knows Turkey will ruin their terrorist hidden agendas.