Sen. Richard Black to ST: US occupation of Al-Tanf complicates Syria’s efforts to liberate all of its territory from terrorists

The US senator Richard Hayden Black has affirmed that the US occupation of Al-Tanf complicates Syria’s efforts to liberate all of its territory from terrorist groups.

The US hopes that placing Arabs in charge will stabilize the region. This is problematic because current evolving plans contemplate Saudi Arabians replacing US occupation forces. Since Saudi Arabia is the world’s main sponsor of global terrorism, they are unlikely to be popular with moderate Syrians.”

Al-Tanf base

He added: “The US has established a semi-permanent base in Al-Tanf. The base is located across the Iraq border and close to the Jordanian border. American forces have bombed the Syrian army, in order to prevent it from reoccupying an area 55 kilometers in diameter, surrounding Al-Tanf. ISIS and other terror groups are protected by this umbrella. Reports indicate that terrorist reinforcements are trained at this base for insertion into battles in locations where Syria is attempting to defeat pockets of terrorists. “

The danger of thermonuclear war increases daily

Asked about the possibility of US troops’ withdrawal from Syria, Senator Black replied: “I believe that President Trump would withdraw troops from Syria if he were able to do so. However, the foreign policy establishment purged General Michael Flynn from his position as National Security Advisor early in the Trump Administration. General Flynn intended to withdraw from Syria, however those advising President Trump today are doing everything possible to establish American-controlled zones in Syria. By occupying northern Syria, the US has asserted control over much of Syria’s oil, gas, water, and agricultural production. The benefits flowing to American Corporations from the US occupation are permanent.”

He commented on the new rules of the cold-war game by saying: “The old cold war rules were designed to avoid direct conflict between NATO forces and those of the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact. However, the new cold war lacks the diplomatic and military precautions that were set in place to avoid direct conflicts that might escalate into thermonuclear war.” 

 “Today, little stands in the way of the Deep State’s drive toward war on a global scale. The danger of thermonuclear war is greater today than it has been in a lifetime, and the danger increases daily,” he concluded.

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour