Clasificación de hechos de ficción sobre la retirada de Estados Unidos de Siria

Si uno cree en la restauración del derecho internacional y los inquilinos de la Carta de la ONU, entonces la retirada de las fuerzas militares estadounidenses del norte de Siria es algo bueno. Aquí hay algunos hechos e historia que explican por qué.

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The foreign policy elite is in an uproar. They claim we have abandoned our allies, they question how can America be trusted, they say the decision to withdraw from northern Syria was a gift to Russia, Iran, and Assad, to ISIS even. It is true that the U.S. and NATO policy of interventionism is failing, but that has been true since the invasion of

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Turkey’s Top Brass in Conflict Over New Operation Against Kurds in Northern Syria

US plans to withdraw from Syria have sent Turkey scrambling to develop a winning strategy in northern Syria, and according to some analysts, have thrown Turkey’s top military command into disarray.

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On January 4th, al-Monitor published an analysis into a possible conflict in the Turkish army’s top brass over the operation in Syria. According to the author, Fehim Tastekin, while Turkey was negotiating with the US over the roadmap for the area east of the Euphrates River and Manbij, while also coordinating with Russia to get their approval

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US Delivers Weapons & Ammo To Kurds Ahead of Syria Withdrawal

Ahead of the imminent US troop withdrawal, the US is sending large shipments of weapons to Kurdish rebel groups who have recently requested a no-fly zone be established over parts of Syria.

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WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US troops from Syria last month has been met with no shortage of condemnation over the perception that America would be abandoning its Kurdish partners on the ground in the country. The move would open them up to an incursion from NATO ally Turkey, which has no love lost for the US

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The Real Reason Trump Decided To Pullout of Syria

Trump decided that to prevent Turkey from leaving NATO, and from joining a deeper alliance with Russia, China and Iran, was more important than to further fool around at the margins of the Middle East.

President Donald Trump, left, talks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, as they arrive together for a family photo at a summit of heads of state and government at NATO headquarters in Brussels on July 11, 2018. Pablo Martinez Monsivais | AP

Last Friday President Trump had another long phone call with the Turkish President Erdogan. Thereafter he overruled all his advisors and decided to remove the U.S. boots from Syria and to also end the air war. This was the first time Trump took a decisive stand against the borg, the permanent neoconservative and interventionist establishment in

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Alliance Between Syria and YPG Deepens Ahead of Idlib Offensive, Provoking an Unpredictable Turkey

The YPG’s participation in the upcoming Idlib offensive on the side of the Syrian government would essentially cement its realignment in the Syrian conflict, greatly weakening the U.S.’ justification for its continued military presence in Syria, while also potentially provoking an increasingly unpredictable Turkey.

A member of the Kurdish internal security forces holds his weapon during a patrol in Manbij, north Syria. Hussein Malla | AP

ALEPPO, SYRIA -- With military forces from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russia gathering around Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province, the last major military offensive of Syria’s seven-year-long war may only be weeks away. As the noose tightens around Idlib, the last hold-out for majority of terrorist fighters still active in Syria, the Syrian army

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Is the US-Kurdish Alliance Over? New Agreement Between Kurds and Assad Could Spell End for U.S. Role in Syria

The agreement came as a result of recent negotiations between Kurdish and Syrian government officials in both Damascus and Qamishli.

Fighters from Kurdish popular defense units YPJ (women) and YPG (men) gather during a short break before heading out to fight for new positions in Syria. According to Amnesty International, U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have forcefully displaced thousands of Syrian civilians, mostly Arabs, and demolished villages in northern Syria, often in retaliation for the residents' perceived sympathies for ISIS and other militants, Oct. 13, 2015. (AP/Jake Simkin)

DAMASCUS, SYRIA -- For over a year, much of northeastern Syria has found itself under de facto occupation by the United States and its military proxy, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The occupied territory, accounting for nearly a third of Syria’s total landmass and including large portions of the al-Hasakah, al-Raqqa and Deir Ez-Zor regions,

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