US Marine reinforcements rushed to US Al-Tanf base in E. Syria

The US has sent a contingent of Marine troops to reinforce the American Al-Tanf garrison which commands the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian border intersection. According to several American sources, it numbers up to a thousand men. DEBKAfile’s military sources: For some months, Russian, Iranian and Syrian forces have been campaigning for the expulsion of US forces from this strategic corner of eastern Syria. Their presence at Al Tanf impedes the passage of pro-Iranian Shiite forces from Iraq and defends northern Jordan.

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46 thoughts on “US Marine reinforcements rushed to US Al-Tanf base in E. Syria

  • Mar 2, 2018 @ 21:47 at 21:47
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    more ass kicking headed Russia’s way

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  • Mar 2, 2018 @ 22:29 at 22:29
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    Exactly what tight does the USA have to occupy Syrian territory?

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    • Mar 2, 2018 @ 22:34 at 22:34
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      Exactly what right does Iran have taking over South Lebanon via Hezbollah or setting up military bases in Syria. Lebanon is Done.

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:22 at 9:22
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        Iran was invited by legitimate Syrian government, US was NOT.

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        • Mar 3, 2018 @ 17:43 at 17:43
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          “Legitimate Syrian Government??” This is the joke of the day :)!

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:48 at 9:48
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        Both has permission of a legitimate govt. U s does not … understand this basic kindergarten rule?

        Once you understand that tell us how the heck can US defend the small area with tag tiny fee soldiers? Even Though is can wipe them off

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        • Mar 3, 2018 @ 15:18 at 15:18
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          You are about to be wiped off the map,Sand rat

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        • Mar 3, 2018 @ 18:00 at 18:00
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          Oh, you are referring to the “Legitimate Syrian Government” that drops Chlorine and Sarin barrel bombs on its own people, children and hospitals. Tens of millions of Syrians would take issue with your arm-chair description of that small Alawite gang lead by Assad as a Legitimate government.

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          • Mar 3, 2018 @ 21:25 at 21:25
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            How do you know it was Syrian government that used those chemical weapons?

    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 1:23 at 1:23
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      Because the idiots are stirring up problems in the region including it’s gem Israel. So a lot of people are going to get a S***t kicking, if not…. fried well done.

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:35 at 9:35
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      Syria has the responsibility under international law of ensuring that its territory is not used to plan or carry out attacks against UN member states by terrorist groups. Despite it’s international obligations Syria allowed ISIS to flourish and has been unwilling and unable to eradicate it. International law in such cases allows countries that are under threat to enter this territory and neutralize the threat. The failed state’s permission is not required under international law. Everything that the coalition against ISIS is doing is perfectly legal, and it is the Syrian government that has failed in its international obligations.

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:52 at 9:52
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        If you want post , post as an adult not childish kindergarten logic like Nikki or Fullerton or Trump

        We are not kids

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 18:05 at 18:05
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        Yea, we all know this (except for a few odd posters on here that like to think they are arm-chair generals and anti-Semites who always see sinister Israel’s hand behind everything.)

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  • Mar 2, 2018 @ 23:29 at 23:29
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    US-designated “deconfliction zone,” The understanding between the US and Russia will hold, Iranians, and their Shiite militias will have to learn the hard way.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 0:36 at 0:36
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    Iranian containment, Jordanian protection, Assad thwarted, and ISIS et al smashing. All good things.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 0:48 at 0:48
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    Time to give those rag heads a SERIOUS lesson. What’s a serious lesson? A deep and abiding FEAR!

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 1:36 at 1:36
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    Seriously if u cannot see what Iran is doing you are blind and naive
    Russia has Jewish blood on their hands 73 sam middles to Egypt Syria tanks etc we lost precious life’s then
    And the pogroms and aintisemitism in Russia equals the nazis
    Put in is one badass physcopath any one who opposes him winds up dead
    We are witnessing what could lead to ww3 right there in Syria Lebanon
    America is there on a small basis collecting intel and observing w boots on the ground and thankfully so
    To me it’s israel that matters however this is s lot bigger Iran is no more than
    Modern day nazis
    Unchecked they will dominate and make daesh look like kindergarten children
    Barrel bombing civilians ? As Russia and Iran look on? 300 Muslims killer in a mosque in Egypt by fellow Muslims
    Have u any idea what is being dealt with here?
    Wake up people

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 3:36 at 3:36
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      And worse…..But, many don’t get it!

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 15:03 at 15:03
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      We do not care. It would be better for everyone if all Jewish Israelis would move to Argentina.

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      • Mar 4, 2018 @ 13:03 at 13:03
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        You are not cool. The land from the river of Egypt to the Euphrates was promised by Almighty God to the Jews and soon they will have it when Christ Jesus returns.
        There are Arabs in many countries, so they don’t need a square centimeter of that promise and soon won’t get it.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 2:26 at 2:26
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    The Turks tested Trump at Afrin and he did nothing; at the Euphrates they the Russians tested Trump and they got blasted. It will be interesting to see Putin’s response.

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 3:39 at 3:39
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      Putin can’t afford it. I know it and he knows it. The locals over there though….

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:59 at 9:59
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      Putin just need to say ‘nyet’ the US planes won’t fly and US forces would be history.

      Last time Russia were not prepared but next time rest assure no more air attack and see how you will respond.

      Using air power vs tanks unprotected is not great victory.
      Seems next round US would not be able to do anything when SAA are protected by Sam and F22 face Su57 and new su35 to fry the F22

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 12:00 at 12:00
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        Lol the su57s are prototype you goon,f35 had been operational for some time now.

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 14:54 at 14:54
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        Just ridiculous. Very childish comment. We are not kids remember… Nobody here truly knows anything. We get to see the censored reports and read some opinions, but no one really knows. You cant say – “russia wasn’t prepared last time” – you cannot know that. No one here knows with any certainty, what the actual capabilities of either side are. The SU-57 may or may not be a fearsome weapon…we don’t know…anything can happen.

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 20:29 at 20:29
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        And just how long will Russians exist in Syria after Putin says “Nyet?’

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        • Mar 3, 2018 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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          And just how long will America exist after POTUS rejects “nyet” as an answer?

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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        Give an example of Russian weapons being successful against US weapons.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 4:38 at 4:38
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    Solomeini should have dealt with al Tanf after last time. Probably too late, now. Probably best to put pressure on elsewhere and FOAB it later when the chips are in the game.

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 15:00 at 15:00
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      Well, if iran was to take any of those steps you just mentioned. Its a very good chance they would or will be at war – a real war. Not only with the US but Israel too. Even with russian support, the IRG has not performed very well in battle. So, how will they match it with the Israeli’s? War is not fun and its not going end well for anyone… just dead people and destruction – for nothing.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 4:43 at 4:43
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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 7:16 at 7:16
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      could be malware

      this will fix it

      uBlock Origin 1.15.10

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 10:43 at 10:43
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      I’d guess that like other news sites Debka needs to make some money to pay the costs of running their platform. They’re not a large news provider so due to this personally I’m OK living with the ads that have come along – at least they don’t keep popping here and there and everywhere like some other sites…I might not agree with all their articles however they have some good content and good journos. They’re also dealing (a little) with persistent offenders posting extreme comments and clearing some of it up. A moderator costs money to hire ofcourse….

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 9:56 at 9:56
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    Lol at idiots always saying russia,iran and hizbola were invited by the syrian government. They forced themselves in by the syrian dictator when the syrian and lebanese people didnt want them.

    No one wants russias, iran or hizbula influence anywhere,but these guys operate by forcing themselves in threating to eleminate anyone who oppose them then go out and say that they were invited.

    Russia isnt welcomed
    Iran isnt welcomed
    Hizbula isnt welcomed

    Stop being stupid and blind, russia iran and hizbula are fascist regimes similar to hitler whether you like it or not

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 10:10 at 10:10
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    The US is not welcome in Syria either !!!

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 11:57 at 11:57
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      @whatever the u.s isnt controlling lebanon and the syrian goverment the same way russia and iran are. We arent killing the syrian people by carpet bombing civilians

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 21:52 at 21:52
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        Let me remind you that all this bloodshed is happening only because US wants to control Syria.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 10:46 at 10:46
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    It feels that eventually Syria will be carved up between some of these “players”. It is very distressing to know that innocents are continually suffering though, particularly children. Humans really do stoop low. Sad.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 11:58 at 11:58
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    @whatever the u.s isnt controlling lebanon and the syrian goverment the same way russia and iran are. We arent killing the syrian people by carpet bombing civilians

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    • Mar 3, 2018 @ 13:19 at 13:19
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      Oh really? Do check who bombed hospitals in Syria. Or do you need me to provide links to you? Or how the US allowed ISIS to smuggle oil from Syria to Turkey? They were watching it on satelites and having a good chuckle, it only came to a stop when the Russians dealt with it…

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      • Mar 3, 2018 @ 13:32 at 13:32
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        @killroy dude ISIS were selling oil to the Syrian government, who do you think founded ISIS , lollll

        Look at ghouta now, who is bombing the hospitals,schools and civilian buddings? its not the u.s its Russia and its counterparts.

        wake up already if you think Syria cares about its people. assad cares about his chair aka staying in power and keeping all the power to the alawites. just as his father did .

        You honestly think people buy into your horseshit that the usa is bombing civilians in syria

        lol at those brain washed idiots

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        • Mar 3, 2018 @ 13:44 at 13:44
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          HAhaha, I am sure you believe that the USA are there because they deeply care about the Syrian people…

          lol at those brainwashed idiots…

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          • Mar 3, 2018 @ 14:29 at 14:29
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            Yeah thats what you do when cornered ,
            Crawl into a corner with your tail between your legs and repeat my words lol.
            Never said we care about the syrians lol but we arent ethnically cleansing them as the russians. But again what to exoect from a dictatorship regime/followers

          • Mar 3, 2018 @ 15:08 at 15:08
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            No, the US is there amongst many other things to impede the iranian roll-out. Everyone knows that iran is building up in the area for war with Israel. Its makes sense for the US to try and stop that as again, everyone knows that if they start a real war there it will probably spread. That’s not in anyone’s interests.

  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 17:27 at 17:27
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    In all of History, especially since 1967, going against Israel does not work out well for those who want the Jewish State destroyed. Even when there are numerous nations aligned against Israel with overwhelming odds they lose and lose badly. This is just fact and observation.

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  • Mar 3, 2018 @ 22:58 at 22:58
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    Remember how this all started, children’s arrest and torture for an anti-Assad dig on a wall in Daraa. Police States are not legit.

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