US Warns Syrian Military… Against Operating Inside Syria!

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force 10 and Regional Command East, speaks with Service members during a visit to Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim/Released)

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force 10 and Regional Command East, speaks with Service members during a visit to Baraki Barak, Logar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2014. (U.S. Army photo by Master Sgt. Kap Kim/Released)

Just when you thought US foreign policy could not get more absurd. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, who is listed as “commander of US forces in Iraq and Syria,” has issued a warning to the Syrian military that if its counter-insurgency operations on Syrian soil leave US troops on Syrian soil “feeling threatened,” the US military would “defend itself.”

That needs to be broken down to even be believed.

The Syrian military is fighting an armed uprising on its own soil. The US government is training and equipping several factions of that armed insurgency, in this case the Kurdish YPG militia. The US military is also operating on Syrian soil alongside and in support of the YPG militia. Members of the YPG militia have, over the past several days, been firing on Syrian government forces. The Syrian air force returns fire on its own soil and the US military that is illegally operating on Syrian soil issues a warning to the Syrian government to stop firing on insurgents on Syrian soil!

The US government has a military “commander” commanding US forces operating illegally — according to US and international law — on a foreign country’s soil.

Logic might suggest that if the US military does not want its Special Forces to feel threatened by Syrian government counter-insurgency activities, perhaps it should remove them from that foreign territory in which they are illegally operating.

But the empire creates its own logic and it is not for we mere mortals to understand it. If the Pentagon and the military-industrial complex want to threaten war in Syria (which will be de facto war with Russia) it is not our place to question it. We just plug in to our television screens and feel that soothing sound of state propaganda telling us it’s all being done to keep us safe. There, that feels better…


Copyright © 2016 by RonPaul Institute. Permission to reprint in whole or in part is gladly granted, provided full credit and a live link are given.

The post US Warns Syrian Military… Against Operating Inside Syria! appeared first on MintPress News.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from MintPress News, and written by Daniel Mcadams | Ron Paul Institute. Read the original article here.