The Russian Defense Ministry has expressed concern about deployment of U.S. military convoys and equipment to the al-Jazeera region in eastern Syria.
The Russian Coordination Center in Hmeimim said of the increased air and land transport of American military hardware, “such military mobilization, synchronized with the economic and social situation resulting from the US blockade damages opportunities for a political solution to the crisis in Syria.”
In response to the Pentagon’s criticism of alleged Russian violations of the conflict avoidance mechanism in Syria – meant to prevent incidents like the collision of American and Russian armored vehicles last summer in which several U.S. soldiers were injured – the Russian embassy in Washington rebuked the U.S. for having uninvited military forces in Syria in the first place. Its statement said: “We should note that the American military presence in Syria is illegitimate; therefore, the U.S. has no right to slam the legal procedures taken by Russian armed troops operating in Syria at the invitation of the government of this state.”
Pentagon involvement in the Middle Eastern nation where there are still an estimated 900 American troops, mainly under the rubric of Operation Inherent Resolve, has been in conjunction with its NATO allies Britain, Canada, France and Turkey and NATO partners and U.S. major non-NATO allies Australia and Jordan.
Syria reports that what it refers to as U.S. occupation forces continue to pillage the Tal Alou grain silos in the al-Ya’arubia area of the Hasaka countryside. Recently thirty-five trucks escorted by military vehicles crossed into northern Iraq with stolen Syrian wheat.
Rick Rozoff is a contributing editor at Antiwar.com. He has been involved in anti-war and anti-interventionist work in various capacities for forty years. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. He is the manager of Stop NATO. This originally appeared at Anti-Bellum.
6 thoughts on “Russia Criticizes Increased US Military Activity in Syria”
The thuggish behavior of the us, with blatant stealing of oil and grain and burning wheat fields, is a crime of massive proportions. The world’s crime families would not even attempt such open crime.
That is why we do nothing to stop Israeli Zionist from burning crops, controlling all of the clean water, flooding crops with sewage, stealing Palestinian homes, allowing settlers to carry assault rifles, harass Palestinians.
Brothers in arms, bullying.
Turkey has also cut off the Euphrates river supply to Syria. The MSM is using the global warming propaganda to fool the weak minded–not mentioning the obvious systematic plan by the US and its allies to starve and kill Syrians until they surrender. The US and its allies want to replace Syria’s secular government with a Saudi approved regime. https://www.dw.com/en/syria-are-water-supplies-being-weaponized-by-turkey/a-56314995
Yesterday, the Guardian published another negative hit piece against Syria labeling it a narco-state trying to justify more starving and bombing of Syrians. The UK has taken a lead role in destroying Syria.
It is no surprise then that the “Dam Busters” have been dispatched to Syria. Soon they wouldn’t have any drinking water either.
You are not kidding, Ram2017! I just saw the article: BRITISH ‘Dambusters’ squadron to join fight against Islamic … – Sky News. Of course, there is no Islamic State at the Euphrates dam. That would be an ugly international crime against millions of innocent civilian Syrians. An absolutely inhumane and unforgiveable aggression committed in the name of the British people. The British people should be ashamed if their criminal regime commits such a heinous crime against a country that never attacked them.
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