Three leaders in Ankara: the Syrian war is over but the US remains dangerous

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Damascus by Elijah J. Magnier: @ejmalrai

“The war is Syria is over but the US forces and the consequences of their  dangerous presence remain. The regime change is no longer feasible and the Syrian regime is solid more than ever and no force can alter the situation on the ground today. It is time to end al-Qaeda, what remains of the “Islamic State” (ISIS),  and initiate a national Syrian reconciliation”.

This is what the Russian, Turkish and Iranian Presidents meeting in the Turkish capital agreed, according to an authoritative source in Ankara.

Presidents Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyib Erdogan and Hassan Rouhani agreed on the importance of establishing durable security and the unity of Syria to avoid negative consequences on  energy and on commercial development in Turkey and Syria.

The Trio agreed that the biggest danger comes from the US establishment willing to form a state for the Kurds on the Turkish-Syrian borders, which would divide the Levant. It was clear to all concerned that great menace touches both Syria and Turkey, therefore it is imperative to dismantle the US plan. The unity of Syria must be the objective of these Presidents whose initial objective calls for the return of the Syrian refugees to their own country.

“Turkey closed an eye on the recent events in eastern Ghouta. Moreover, the Presidents agreed on a Russian-Turkish-Iranian plan to disrupt any possible threat against the actual Syrian regime and to work towards full collaboration for the forthcoming Presidential elections”.

Ankara showed total acknowledgement to halting any possible threat against President Bashar al-Assad and will commit itself to end the war for its own security. The seven years of war in Syria almost burned Turkey’s extremities when the Kurds became a strong army and were supported by a superpower, the US forces.

It is no surprise to notice that all three countries have different interests in Syria and ideas on how to run the war in that country. However, they all meet on preventing the partition of Syria, the elimination of the US plans to establish a Kurdish state, and the total elimination of ISIS and al-Qaeda, particularly those present in northern Syria under the Turkish controlled area.

All remaining areas still not liberated by the Syrian army have become details in the bigger picture and can no longer affect the future and stability of the country.

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The three Presidents agreed there is no substitute to Geneva but also to Astana,  understanding the necessity to reactivate the dialogue between the Syrian government and the remaining opposition groups. Therefore there is no option but to support the Syrian President to organise the forthcoming elections and, for this purpose, to put pressure on neighbouring (host)countries for the return of Syrian refugees.

The main three players and countries who enjoy significant influence on the ground in Syria have agreed to work together : against the only country swimming against the current of actual events, the US establishment. Washington has become the “enemy”, completely isolated and working on its own agenda without acknowledging it can no longer change the course of the war in Syria.

This important meeting in Ankara and the end of Eastern Ghouta is putting an end to all claims of the « existence of chemical weapons” accusation against the Syrian Army, the bombing of “the last hospital” and the killing of the “last doctor”. With it there will no longer be any “siege to starve hundreds of thousands of civilians” and the mainstream media manipulation of events in the Levant.

Turkey is indeed in need of time to tame and “clean” northern Syria because it is controlling a bouquet of militants from all walks of life, with different sponsors and agendas. These have become a burden on their own sponsors because there is no longer any purpose for their continued existence.

Iran has a very small unit of Special Forces and advisors in Syria but a large number of allies who are slowly pulling out, particularly when the Syrian Army has recovered. The Ghouta battle is the biggest proof there were no other allies on the ground.

The Russian-Turkish economic and trade relationship is being boosted significantly, reaching $22 bn. President Erdogan said his aim is to reach $100 bn without giving a clear time frame. Ankara has chosen Moscow and Tehran as main political and commercial allies ahead of its relationship with Washington.

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Although the US establishment is very worried about the Ankara meeting, its President seems only concerned about how to siphon off Saudi Arabia’s money. He is putting the life of every US soldier up blackmailing the Saudi Monarchy that asked for the US forces to remain in north-east Syria. Now, Trump is putting US soldiers in the balance, willing to keep US occupying forces in part of Syria apparently ready to exchange their life for a fistful of dollars.

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10 thoughts on “Three leaders in Ankara: the Syrian war is over but the US remains dangerous

  1. I fear Ankara is going to show its true Muslim Brootherhood/Salafi-Takfiri face once the S-400’s are in place and in principle gives it a new security for offensive capabilities.

    Ankara could very well come to act as the Gog of Magog (the Rome-London-Washington-Tel Aviv alliance) that will fulfill biblical prophecy starting Armageddon by invading Israel. MB is after all an MI6 creation as proven by Ramtanu Maitra in this article:
    * http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2013/eirv40n31-20130809/15-22_4031.pdf
    and
    * http://guadalajarageopolitics.com/2016/11/11/william-engdahl-the-lost-hegemon-the-muslim-brotherhood-and-clintons-crimes-036/

    The MB/Salafis have a Kabbalist connection not only to London but also both through Takfirism, as exampled in their belief in the post eschatological 1000 year Reich.

  2. Still it’s rather incomprehensible the establishing of those “obsevation points” by Turkey in Idlib governatorate if the goal is syrian territorial integrity.

  3. “Timing is everything.”

    The timing for the meeting of these two rising powers, Iran and Turkey, under the protective shadow of a reemerging power, Russia, couldn’t be more symbolic and significant. A month and a few days ago, Vladimir Putin shook the US delusions of grandeur, with a display of a new set of game-changing nuclear and hypersonic weapons. Mid-March, Putin was reelected president of Russia by an overwhelming majority of Russians.

    Almost a month to the day he warned the Western powers, “You will listen to us now,” he chose Turkey for his first visit abroad after reelection, attending the inauguration of Turkey’s Russian engineered first nuclear plant, speeding up the delivery of the S-400 missile system, and measuring the progress of the TurkStream natural gas pipeline. Against these backdrops of Russian influence in Turkey, there was a planned meeting with Iran.

    A clear message for the US from their meeting was to define Syria as THE red line in the Middle East. As Mr. Magnier quote shows at the beginning of this article, Russia, Iran and Turkey aim at “mopping up” what is left of ISIS/AQ, finishing up with their Syrian military enterprise, while at the same time supporting Syria’s national reconciliation and political viability. Russia’s Putin goal is to consolidate his gains in Syria and the Greater Middle East, while propping up his new allies, Turkey and Iran. An alliance of convenience, based more on tactical than strategic terms, it is a result of Russian masterful, pragmatic, and balanced diplomacy.

    The Saudis just bought a little bit more time for the US pocket in Syria, which will be costly for the US in blood. A Hezbollah-trained guerrilla is being unleashed on the US military bases in Syria. We just have to wait and see for how long the US establishment can take the heat, after the body bags from Syria start coming in regular flights. It won’t be Viet-Nam déjà vu, it will be the end of the US active presence in the Middle East for long time to come.

    Next.

    Lone Wolf

    1. Thanks for elaboration. Hope and wish it all comes true as you said. My fears are that USA Military Industrial Complex will not allow peace.

  4. Despite Erdogan’s clear dislike of President Assad and his attempts to assist in his removal, it would appear that Syria’s allies have convinced him that it is in his own interests that Mr Assad remains in control, at least until he has allowed the Syrian people to decide his future.
    I get the impression that Mr Putin can strongly influence Erdogan, probably via trade deals. Increasingly, Iran and Turkey appear on good terms, I assume partly for the Iranian’s vast resources and again trade agreements. It’s encouraging that all three agree that the criminal intervention by the rogue regime of Trump must be stopped, presumably from Erdogan’s point of view because of strengthening Kurd ambitions.

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