We all know about the conflict in Ukraine, we should the press has been cheer leading the war since the beginning, now that the leaked documents have been scrutinized there was one document that makes me ask questions.
Kiev’s military intelligence agency believed it could carry out attacks on Russian soldiers and Wagner Group forces in Syria, forcing Moscow to redeploy military assets from Ukraine. The story was reported by the Washington Post using documents released by Jack Teixeira.
The Ukrainian defense officials believed they could use Kurdish forces to wage a proxy war against Russia in Syria. According to the Post, the plan never materialized as President Volodymyr Zelensky ordered an end to the planning in December.
It appears that Ukrainian officials engaged in some discussions with the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish militia backed by the US. The documents said the Kurdish officials requested training on drones and air defenses. Additionally, the Kurds said they would not attack Russian positions in areas held by the SDF, and requested their role in the operations be kept secret.
The document says Zelensky could allow the operations to proceed, but would likely require assistance from the US and Turkey. Ankara may be unwilling to support the covert proxy warfare as it views the SDF as a terrorist organization, and has long protested Washington arming the Syrian Kurds.
Additionally, the operations could inflame the war in Syria. The decade-long war has seen a dip in violence in recent years as Assad and his allies have consolidated control over most of Syria. The US and SDF occupy the eastern third of the country. However, the SDF leadership has shown a willingness to work with Moscow. If Kurdish forces allow themselves to become a proxy force for Kiev, Moscow will likely aggressively target SDF positions in eastern Syria.
Seriously the US would bankroll this operation?
Must we always bankroll these petty wars?
Still waiting for an answer to my original question….what will the US get return on our investment in the Ukraine war?
Why aren’t more questions being asked about this situation?
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Reblogged this on AGR Free Press.
Thanx so much for the re-blog…..chuq
More questions are not being asked about our involvement in the Ukraine war because it is old news now and people are weary of hearing about it… but just wait… If Trump becomes president again, we will be hearing a lot about it.
Those questions were asked in the beginning when it was new and attention getting…..but no answers then as now…..chuq
I’m sure that America would have happily bankrolled a proxy war in Syria. But the Turks would never have stood for a NATO member using Kurds to fight anywhere. Besides, Putin might well have decided to let Syria fight its own battles, and not reinforced Assad.
Best wishes, Pete.
I still do not understand why Americans are not concerned about the waste of money. chuq