So, what’s happening in Syria?
Well, in my view, everything is going very well, and to plan. The US is withdrawing its forces (and presumably its NATO allies are doing the same) from northern Syria. They are being replaced mostly by Syrian government troops of the Syrian Arab Army (the only legitimate Syrian military force), fiercely loyal to President Bashar al-Assad – a national leader of great character, humanity and humility, beloved of his people and highly respected by those of us not brain-washed by Western government and media lies.
Syrian forces in the last day or so are now in control of the town of Kobani on the Turkish border (an important move) and also in al-Tabqah, ar-Raqqa and a number of other places to the west of al-Qamishli, having forced back the terrorist forces aligned with Turkey (the so-called NSA – remnants of the original FSA, dressed in nice uniforms by Turkey to give the impression of being a military force).
The abandoned ex-US ally in the region, the SDF, has made some sort of deal with the Syrian government, presumably for self-protection from Turkey, and are in places working together to block the Turkish advance apparently without coming into direct conflict with Turkish forces, and to drive back the NSA terrorists from ground they have overrun. At least this is true of some units of the SDF, not all of whom align with the organisations considered by Turkey to be terrorist.
It is all rather complicated, and the map makers can’t quite keep up with the speed of events, but in general I am personally satisfied that these recent events are definitely in Syria’s best interests. I want to stress that none of this would be happening without the action by Turkey to cross the border with Syria. Turkey is the catalyst here, the only possible arbiter of the breaking of the two year deadlock that has seen little change in this conflict. Suddenly there is light at the end of the tunnel for Syria, which can only be good for the world.
The US has been outfoxed, outwitted, and humiliated. Driven out of yet another Middle East country from which they have profited at great expense to the local populace.
I now look forward from these events (there is no turning back the clock). They will play out to their successful conclusion. Turkey will withdraw back across its borders following some peaceful agreement that is satisfactory to all – brokered chiefly by Russia – the Kurds (at least those who already possess Syrian citizenship – and I am sure arrangements will be made for others who want to live peacefully in Syria) will be granted some sort of local autonomy under the sovereignty of the current Syrian government.
I look forward to the liberation and cleaning out of the terrorist enclave in the Idlib province, the departure of the untenable US terrorist enclave around at-Tanf in the southeast of the country (only there to block the Damascus-Baghdad highway), and finally the departure of illegitimate Israeli settlement of the Golan Heights, returning that area to Syria, its legal owners.
Quite a shopping list, but it will happen, as Western influence in the region diminishes further and those nations retreat to handle problems of their own close to and within their own home borders.
It is a great time to be alive.