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Syria Sucks – But America Will Stay Anyway

Syria Sucks – But America Will Stay Anyway

Think Piece – The Shit in Syria
Syrianna’, Mesopotamia, Babylonia and the kill box of the Hindu Kush. Skirting ‘mission creep’ and imperial overreach…The POTUS sticks to his guns and rejects America’s ‘never ending wars.’

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America’s so-called retreat from hegemony will make for an unpredictable 2019. Partial accords might be negotiated in Syria, Yemen and Libya, without durable settlements. America’s sanctions on a nefarious, rabble-rousing Iran will not dislodge its hysterical, clerical towelheads. Jihadists will exploit any void to regroup and exact vengeance. In this free-for-all, the hazard of new hostilities will be ever present, if not by design then by goofball blunder. The fog of conflict, the shooting-down of a Russian spy plane last September by befuddled Syrian defense batteries aiming at Israeli F-35s, was a warning of how things can go FUBAR when so many belligerent players are crowding out the same kill box. One risk is of a war pitting Israel against Iran and it allies, notably terror mongers Hizbullah, the shithead Shia militia in Lebanon. Another risk is Turkey being drawn into fighting Syrian forces (and their Russian and Iranian chums) if it tries to retake the rebel-held enclave of Idlib. Currently up in Manbij (in northern Syria), where the Americans and Kurds rove, things are getting dicey. Anyway, in the Levant, never assume shit can’t get worse.

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One interesting strategic-tactical-geopolitical consideration is the complex clusterfuck combat ecology in Syria, where ISIS jihadists are said to be all but obliterated, according to America’s POTUS & Co. Is the mission fundamentally accomplished or is that just political balderdash? “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” the President tweeted. American troops are already rotating back to the real world, “as we transition to the next phase of this campaign”, said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House PR. Bigwigs have not said when the withdrawal will be complete, but reports suggest it will happen in three months. The decision heralds a dramatic shift in the balance of power in Syria, which has been mired in attrition warfare for nearly a decade.

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American troops first arrived in Syria in large numbers in 2015. They were tasked with clobbering Islamists, which had blitzed through eastern Syria and northern Iraq a year earlier, capturing a swathe of land the size of Britain. Declaring it a “caliphate”, the jihadists claimed to speak for all of the world’s Muslims. Today nearly all of their territory has been recaptured by local forces, many of whom teamed up with the Americans. In mid-December the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), backed by America, captured Hajin in eastern Syria, the last town held by IS, after an intense blood-soaked campaign.

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About 2,000 Americans remain in Syria, mostly in the north, with some along Jordan’s border in the south. They laze target sets, guide airstrikes, kill and capture suicidal cultists and train the SDF, a predominantly Kurdish group (girls included!) of fighters who have done the lion’s share of the gruesome ground combat against IS. America’s presence was also intended to serve as a bulwark against Iran’s ambitions in the region, and to keep the ornery Russians from trying to expand their scope of influence. American officials believe that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps seeks a land corridor running from Tehran to Beirut, so that it can more easily send arms to Hizbullah, its pernicious proxy in Lebanon.

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President Trump has flirted with withdrawal before. “I want to get out,” he declared in April. His generals convinced him to stay and continue to build up local forces. Days later he bombed three government sites in Syria to punish the regime of Bashar al-Assad for using chemical weapons (nice!). American officials seemed to think they had won over Mr. Trump. In September John Bolton, the president’s national security adviser, said, “We’re not going to leave [Syria] as long as Iranian troops are outside Iranian borders, and that includes Iranian proxies and militias.” Earlier this month Brett McGurk, America’s regional envoy, said, “I think it’s fair to say Americans will remain on the ground after the physical defeat of the caliphate.” To do otherwise would be “reckless”, he said. The fall of Hajin may have convinced Mr. Trump that America’s job is done in Syria. He has shown little interest in helping to topple Mr. Assad, who, with the backing of Russia and Iran, has all but defeated the rebels trying to unseat him.

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But Mr. Trump’s claim that IS is beaten is premature. The group still controls a handful of Syrian hamlets along the eastern bank of the Euphrates river and a pocket of desert on the other side. Even as its territory shrinks, the jihadists remain adept at launching hit-and-run attacks. They captured 30 Kurdish fighters in November. And on the other side of the border, in Iraq, IS has increased its attacks in the provinces of Kirkuk and Diyala. The numbers are fuzzy, but the group is thought still to have thousands of fighters. It continues to propagate its propaganda widely through social media, radio and word of mouth simulcasts. Many of the conditions that nurtured its insurgency — retarded ideology, poverty, corruption and bad governance — remain.

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Iran may also try to exploit America’s withdrawal by pushing its proxy militias further east, towards the border with Iraq. They will have more freedom to operate in the south, too, if America dismantles its special-forces base at al-Tanf. That could prompt Israel to act. It has already carried out scores of airstrikes on Iranian-backed forces in Syria.

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The biggest losers from the American withdrawal are the Kurds, who face threats on all sides. They control swathes of north-eastern Syria, on the the border with Turkey, which considers the SDF part of a terrorist group. By occupying a strip of northern Syria, Turkey has prevented the Kurds from linking their eastern and western cantons. It has carried out two offensives against Kurdish militias since 2016. On December 12th it promised a third. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the blustery Turkish president, said Turkey would attack Kurdish fighters east of the Euphrates at will. The presence of American troops in that area had, until now, deterred him.

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With the threat of American retaliation gone, the sadistic Mr. Assad may also sniff an opportunity. He has long vowed to retake every inch of the country from the rebels, including the SDF. He may not even have to fight to get what he wants. The Kurds, who have held on-off talks with the regime for years, could cut a deal that swaps American protection for that offered by Mr. Assad and his foreign backers. One thing is sure. America’s exit will not be the end of Syria’s woes.

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But just because American DOD regulars and spec-ops are getting the f*^k out of dodge (according to the headlines) doesn’t mean American warriors won’t be there to send fresh souls to hell. In fact, General Jim ‘Chaos’ Mattis might be heading for the exit today, but non-conventional force structures – namely mercs and hired guns from the private sector – will fill the violent void, ensuring that America’s lethality in the Levant continues unabated. The Pentagon’s newest head honcho, Patrick Shanahan, is a world-class war mongering capitalist and hands-on exec without a military pedigree (he studied rocket science at MIT and built weapons ballistic systems for Boeing, making it the invincible transnational defense firm that it is). The conflicts and conflagrations in shitholes like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq will be increasingly privatized, outsourced to seasoned operators like Recoil/Blackwater/Constellis (owned by private equity behemoth Apollo Holdings Group, etc.) as well as players like Triple Canopy, G4S and Dyn Corp.

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A recent Recoil ad suggests Blackwater is making a radical resurgence, albeit a super stealthy one. Erik Prince (above), a nimble ex-SEAL entrepreneur and founder of Academi, has courted President Donald Trump’s administration since he took office with the idea that the now 17-year Afghan War will never be won by a traditional military campaign. Mr. Prince has also argued that the logistical footprint required to support that now multi-trillion dollar endeavor has become too cumbersome. Recently Mr. Prince has engaged heavily with the media and various DOD functionaries to promote privatization initiatives; particularly as the Trump administration’s new South Asia Strategy, which was crafted at the behest of General Mattis, passed the one-year mark, sending shockwaves through America’s thorniest cyber-military threat, China.

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Constellis had maintained a presence at Camp Integrity (next to the Kabul Airport) for the past few years. It is now re-deploying – probably up to Syria’s oil-rich Al-Hasakah province – where countless factions continue to rumble in an effort to get access to Syria’s copious hydrocarbons. The Americans and Kurds currently control the lucrative space (they own about 33% of Syria). The Russians yearn for it.

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The news of utilizing a smaller, leaner, privatized force posture, instead of a gargantuan U.S. military footprint — and contracted support for U.S. forces – will be increasingly embraced by U.S. military leadership at DOD and on the ground. That includes former Joint Special Operations Command chief Army Lt. Gen. Scott Miller, who told The Military Times that a new ‘dynamic’ paradigm will be utilized. General Miller replaced Gen. John Nicholson as the head of all U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan in September.

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In an exclusive Q&A with The Military Times, Erik Prince said he would streamline the “exorbitantly priced” coalition mission there (“we’ve spent nearly $7 trillion to date – that’s fucking bonkers”) and replace the estimated 23,000 forces in country with a force of 6,000 highly lethal contracted personnel and 2,000 active-duty special forces. This would apply to Syria, too, to effect better battlefield outcomes, including kinetic measures, intel gathering/HUMINT and the rightful exercise of hegemony and ‘neo-imperial pizzazz.’

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The potential privatization of combat theaters was previously eschewed by the White House, and roundly criticized by General Mattis, who saw it as a risk to emplace America’s national security aims in the hands of buccaneering contractors. “When Americans put their nation’s credibility on the line, privatizing it is probably not a wise idea,” Mattis told reporters in November. But General Mattis is now nixed (today was his last day), paving the way for the Pentagon to cut costs and amp up its lethality with nimble mercenary shock troops, more ‘flexible’ rules of engagement (ROE), and ‘plausible deniability’ angles à la some of America’s wiliest adversaries.

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To paraphrase one talking head, “Neo-conservatism, it seems, never dies. It just mutates constantly to find new ways to intervene, to perpetuate forever wars, to send more young Americans to die in shitty, ungrateful countries amid populations that try to kill themThe same for liberal internationalism, which also never seems to die, however many catastrophes it spawns.” President Trump noted in a tweet from this morning:VIVISXN MEDIA | ‘Syrianna’, Mesopotamia, Babylon and the kill-box of the Hindu Kush. Skirting ‘mission creep’ and imperial overreach...but keepin’ the Muj in the kill box. POTUS sticks to his guns and rejects America’s ‘never ending wars.’ | VIVISXN lives on Blockchain Technology and leverages Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition, Multilayer Neural Networks, Tensorflow for Trend Forecasting, KERAS for deep learning, AlphaGo and Predictive Analytics. | A comprehensive compendium of coolness, nowness, cutting-edge news, global affairs and crazy shit | VIVISXN specializes in cutting-edge trend forecasting and predictive analytics for art and fashion using ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE and RECURSIVE NEURAL NETWORKS in TensorFlow | Tech | Underground | Food | Music | News | The Deep Web | Film | Postmodern Art | VIVISXN Python and TensorFlow, Deep Learning, AI and Recursive Neural Networks for Fashion and ART forecasting - VIVISXN Fashion - VIVISXN DIGITAL - VIVISXN MEDIA - Art + Fashion + Tech | VIVISXN 技术 - VIVISXN人工智能 - VIVISXN对外政策 - VIVISXN时尚 | 人工智能 - VIVISXN CHINA | 神经网路 - VIVISXN’s Neural Networks - China | Managed Entropy Capital Advisors - Cody Ross, 宏观经济 Macroeconomics - 对冲基金 Hedge Fund Management, 私募基金 - Private Equity - Cody Ross - China Analytics, 深度学习 - AI and Finance - Artificial Intelligence, 外交政策 - Foreign Policy at VIVISXN | ‘Syrianna’, Mesopotamia, Babylon and the kill-box of the Hindu Kush. Skirting ‘mission creep’ and imperial overreach...but keepin’ the Muj in the kill box. POTUS sticks to his guns and rejects America’s ‘never ending wars.’

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Chill, homies, and ‘hold fast.’ America will remain in Syria – and that’s a good thing. But let’s ratchet up the hurt and snuff out the Salafist slimeballs, secular autocrats and rascally Russians.

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