Task of stopping Turkey passes from Trump to Putin. Syrian army defends threatened Kurdish towns
President Donald Trump’s decision to pull US troops back from the Turkish-Kurdish confrontation on Sunday, Oct.13 produced a lightning realignment of big power strength on the battlefield of NE Syria: the task of protecting the Kurds from the excesses of the Turkish operation passed to Vladimir Putin and the Syrian army. By Monday, Syrian government forces had reached the Kurdish-held towns of Kobani, Manbij and Raqqa as Turkish troops were poised to move in against the first two. According to some reports, the Syrian army was already inside those towns, but, say DEBKAfile’s military sources, it can’t hold out against a Turkish advance without Russian support.
The wheels for this turnabout, as DEBKAfile predicted on Saturday, were set in motion by a deal struck by the Kurdish leaders of the US-backed Syrian Defense Forces (SDF) with Assad regime officials at the Russian command center in the Khmeimim air base near Latakia. Their meetings were chaired by Russian officers. Feeling abandoned by the US pullback, the Kurds quickly agreed to relinquish their struggle for an independent state and settle for autonomous status for their northeastern provinces in return for the Syrian army taking over the defense of their endangered towns.
The deal, which took effect within 24 hours, still has rough edges to be smoothed out, such as:
- The exact nature of Kurdish autonomous rule and relations with central government in Damascus.
- The borders of Kurdish-ruled lands.
- The fate of the SDF.
- How far will Russian President Vladimir Putin be willing to push back against Turkish President Recep Erdogan for halting his army’s advance into northern Syria.
Trump ordered American troops in northern Syria to move east, out of the way of a potential clash over the Kurdish regions, up to the areas adjoining the Iraqi border. Already now, since the Syrian government is not up to a full-scale battle with the Turkish army without Russian army and air force support, Turkey and Russian stand at the threshold of a major military clash.
How Putin handles this standoff is open to question. He may be able to resolve it by giving Erdogan a quiet ultimatum to back off or face direct hostilities with the Russian army. Meanwhile, the Russian leader comes out of the mess created by the Turkish operation having attained the overriding goal of his intervention in the Syrian conflict: to bring all parts of the country under the central rule of the Assad regime.
Most immediately, he must halt the flight of thousands of Islamist State fighters from camps in Kurdish territory in the wake of the turmoil. At least 1,000 have so far escaped, raising concerns of an ISIS resurgence.
Trump’s transfer of the Syrian mess to Putin is compatible with his avowed goal: to start withdrawing American forces from Syria after the Islamic State’s defeat.
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How exactly will that work? Is it going to work? Trump is out of control and destroying the US. Next he’ll be surrendering to Russia to please his boss Putin. Everything he does is for the benefit of Putin.
TDS So sad
It must get old repeating the traitorous dimocates talking points. President Trump doesn’t want America to go to war without the approval of congress which is the law so you should take that up with fancy Nancy who is busy trying to overturn the last election for Hillary and her minions.
Your post is right on the money, Johnny K!
Clearly, Trump has done no favors for Putin he has not brought back Russia into G-8, he has Armed Ukraine, and made America far more Economically Independent Powerful with North, central & South Americas with Great Young People Demographics. While, Putin’s Economy is Mired in Decline & Spend to Defend Mideast.
“Clearly” You are misinformed! Most of your above comments are true! However their is one fact that you missed about the state of Russian finances they are not in debt, or in other words they are not servicing an debt load.
” Putin’s Economy is Mired in Decline & Spend to Defend Mideast.” how did you get that?
Not true at all. The Russians are very happy. they have been rescued from an economic collapse. Their Military is in many ways the best. They are making arms that the USA may have started making several years ago and stopped. USA should not be the police of the world. we have too many problems of our own that we need to solve. Trump has brought us far away from what he inherited from that deceitful traitorous Communist. When he was campaigning he said let the Russians handle the Syrian war. He has kept his word. Now the Kurds are not going to have their own State but they will get autonomy. Their wars have been going on for hundreds of years and there is no end to it. Trump was right to get out of there
Smart move by the Trump Admin. They’re playing Turkey and Russia of against each other. Russia does need solve this problem, Syria is they’re client state.
Congratulations you’ve been watching and feeding on media witchcraft again.
but Ukrainians are the enemies of the Russians! Does that mean Trump is not being bribed by the Ukrainians, or is he pressuring them on behalf of the Russians? Why wouldn’t Trump stop the money and the military hardware america sends the Ukraine, if he is an operative of the Russians, instead of threatening to cut them off like Biden did in his admitted press release?
Yes this is sarcasm, even I was surprised at how crazy the questions easily became. In G-d I trust.
I thought his boss was Netanyahu and the Pope? Pick a side
Nobody surrendering ; Its a brilliant move to finally give autonomy to Kurdistan under Syria , put a handle on all the non aligned terrorizes, save and give back water and ground resources to Syria , and divide everything to everyone fairly, using just simple Turkish blitz to nowhere .
yahudiler oruzbu piçleridir yahudiler ne yaparsaz yapın başaramayacaksız alçaklar netanyahunun ammını sikem
Childish dreams of untruth
If Trump sanctions Turkey it will only hasten decline of dollar and push Putin and Erdo closer together, which Bibi abhors.
Sumo… If You were Correct Putin would not be coming to Protect the Marxist Turk Kurds In Syria, Would He?
The US is about to collapse and will soon vacate those 800 bases around the world. China is the new world leader. TRumpf is a sign of weakness and a confirmation that the US is degrading to a 3rd world country. It’s already halfway there.
“China is the new world leader.”
The Russians, Europeans and even the Americans may have a different point of view on that!
The Russians are facilitating the US downfall through Trump and the Europeans are watching in horror.
Barbara, please learn some English grammar rules.
I think for the first time ever, I see Debka wrote some complete Communist Propaganda (this article). Communists infiltrated Israel? How could Putler, Communist, anti-democrat, stop his best Communist friends Turks from attacking emerging Democracy? This article is same as writing “Hitler is fighting to the death against gas furnaces in which Jews are being burned”. Some Communist wrote this Debka article, for sure. Putler got his Trolls in Israel news media. Amazing.
President Trump is a genius. Putin always wants to look good and now he must deal with Turkey and the Kurdish people. How easy it is to remove this burden from the US and switch it to Russia.
President Trump is working hard to build and restore the US but is constantly hindered by the Left and the anti-Bible Democrats with their major media support.
God bless President Trump and his administration as they continue to benefit the USA!
This article is very informative and I am thankful that Debka is reporting on events others choose to ignore.
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America is no longer America, I do not think any body will trust US as it was before after the Kurds. US is now kinds of commercial body that only thinks profit but nothing else, they can cash out anything in anytime if they find a buyer or threat. Countries will treat the new US as a commercial body. No longer a trusted ally, but just a another shop-market in the street. I think China will wipe out US in the near future w/ help of Russia.
They are just showing their true face. This has always been the American way…
You have allot to learn about the heart of the true patriot American…Oh these rats in leadership roles trying to un seat a elected president will have there last 5 min of fame soon…Trump does not need to be anymore clear how we the American people feel so please take your false lil post and shove it straight up where the sun dont shine.
So your answer is to fight forever wars that dont benefit your Nation? If so you are a fool. DONALD did what he said he was doing to do. Yes America can go to war with Turkey and destroy NATO but is that best for America. Its time to put our nation first and start correcting so many mistakes that we have made.
” I think China will wipe out US in the near future w/ help of Russia.”
Japan with the help of Germany tried doing that in the 1940’s but it didn’t exactly go their way………….nor will it succeed with China and the Soviets (oops………….I meant the Russians)!
Everybody wins except Kurds and US. Sooner or later us trips will leave Iraq too, or at least become so useless that no one takes them seriously.
“Everybody wins except Kurds and US. Sooner or later us trips will leave Iraq too, or at least become so useless that no one takes them seriously.”
The US troops are being redeployed to our “good friends”……………..Saudi Arabia!
Haha , only if they pay the bills! New Trump doctrine !!
And the new American way…The worlds sugar Daddy doors are now closed…Go fund your own BS wars
Turkey has no issues with Hamas (their “friends”) attacking Israel with rockets and artillery and would be a highly vocal critic of any Israeli military operations inside Gaza to neutralize those threats.
On the other hand, Turkey has no issues invading Syria with the goal of wiping out the Kurds and adding to their legacy of committing a holocaust to the Armenians which they did in 1917.
Remember the late 1970’s movie: “Midnight Express”…………………that movie gave a good snap shot of the typical Turkish mentality.
Has Armageddon started this early in Syria ?
“Has Armageddon started this early in Syria ?”
Actually, it’s just another fine day in the Middle East on the horizon……………………stay tuned!
ahahaha:what do you expect from the enturbaned adepts of the religion of peace
I honestly think this has all been worked out in advance between Putin and Erdogan… Zero chance of conflict between the two…
Yes your highness. This is the beginning.
Met deze stap van de Koerden had dictator Erdogan geen rekening mee gehouden. Zijn plan om de Koerden uit te roeien zal nu falen en tot gezichtsverlies lijden. Ik hoop dat deze ontwikkeling verder onschuldig Koerdisch bloedverlies zal voorkomen.
It’s a really bad problem for Putin in some respects.
Putin really doesn’t want to battle Turkey, especially after selling them the S-400. At the same time, he now has at least some obligation to defend Syrian territory from Turkey.
Oh, and since Turkey launched the attack into Syria and can be construed to have attacked USA troops there is no NATO responsibility to defend Turkey.
It’s a fascinating situation with many facets. Unfortunately, innocents will die.
It’s been worked out between Trump and Putin, Trump is the one who set everything in motion,….and he obeys Putin like his boss.
Israel needs to increase it’s submarine fleets and nuclear SLBM to thousands,…. never trust anyone in power game, there’s no friendship.
“It’s been worked out between Trump and Putin, Trump is the one who set everything in motion,….and he obeys Putin like his boss.”
Like a “fly on the wall”, it seems you really get around, Robert!
DON THE CON VERY GOOD AT BETRAYING HIS FRIENDS. ASK MELANIA. WATCH OUT RUDY YOUR TURN IS NEXT!!!
Another Bu tt hurt democrat that can only now throw insults..powerless party now
Gwen… The Bigger Fights are between Islamic Iran Shiia & Arabia Sunnis Proxies & No Longer The Culture Of Israel. Egypt, Jordan, Qater, Arabia No Longer Support Attacks On Judea But Offered Rebuilding Gaza & Iran Proxies Hamas Refuses? Meanwhile, Conflicts Continued Due to Iran Proxies Threatening Israel. JerUSAlem Is Defending Not Offending Anyone Seeks Peace! Trump Accepts It Too!
so, says the Zionist regime…….
“so, says the Zionist regime…….”
@ “Sheldon Murray Rabinowitz”,
In spite of that name you made up, can you now walk over to your living room window, look outside, and tell us just one more thing………………………….is it a nice day in Tehran today?
Lol look at the the little Zionists whine and wail now that America is putting its needs first. What a sissy fit now that your free ride is destroying Syria is coming to a end and if you want it to continue you will need to intervene directly. Donald is going what he said during the election and that is he is pulling out of the Middle East. You guys are always bragging how mightily the IDF is so what is the problem? Stop been a sissy nation of whines expecting that American spends countless more trillions of dollars to keep you bludgers feeling safe and secure.
Tommy… America Is Supporting Israel & Arabia As Mideast Allies. Trump Just Sent More Troops to Arabia and Trump Brought Up A New Defense Treaty With Israel & Peace Plan Proposal as well with Palestinians.
It Is NATO Turkey & NATO EU Working With Iran That Are Funding (Turk&Iran) Wars On Others In Mideast? Arabia, America, & Israel Are Funding & Defending Themselves & Neighbor Nations.
@ Barbara. Your silly use of caps (unknown to this extent in English grammar) reveals who you are.
@Carl… No Problem With CAPS Still Know Who I Am… Question Is Do You Know Who You Are Since You Clearly Don’t Understand “Descriptive Grammar”? Grammar Questions Are Not Substantive Arguments & Reveals Your Inabilities Lack Of Substance, Does It Not?
“Stop been a sissy nation————————–”
WE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN…We elected the best president in US history and the numbers are the proof..Your Sugar Daddy has rode into the sunset…now go fight your own wars.
THE GREATEST CON ARTIST EVER HAS DUMPED DUPES LIKE GWEN AND THE LOOSER TOMMY
Exactly! Very well said.
People talk like the USA is loved by all the people and nations we support/help/defend, yet at the UN, they all vote against us. Be real. Would you call anyone YOUR friend that treated you that way. From what I’ve read through the last few years, I respect the Kurds. But it’s not possible to help them unless they can win their own country/free territory. The British really messed up when the made the lines of these countries. The Kurds show have had their own country and that takes part of Turkey. Iraq and Syria. No one is going to give them the land and they can’t take it. It will always be as it is. The world is corrupt to the point that the future has to be through wars. Trump is right to pull out of the mess, build up and be ready for when we have no choice but to jump in after the lines are drawn.
From the Kurds’ perspective, the British messed up. But not from the British and European countries’ Imperialist colonialist perspective. Much of the Middle East and practically all of Africa was divided up according to the ‘divide and rule’ principle. That meant always creating boundaries so that no people were the only inhabitants of a country. Every new nation would have to have other peoples or tribes within their borders so that while they quarrelled with each other, the European overlords would maintain at least economic, iof not also political control. Then they got the League of Nations and later the United Nations to adopt the principle that to avoid wars throughout the ex-European colonies, no borders in the world should be changed. Hypocritically that has come to be with the exception of Israel.
Forever wars are a bad idea. Key point: Americans cannot be expected to fight and die in Syria indefinitely. Israeli Jews need to realize this and stop been so ungrateful for everything that America has done for you. Suck it up and show some pride in yourselves now that almost 20 years of wars to make the Middle East safer for you are coming to a end.
ForeverWars… Israel Was attacked 3 Times & Fought On its Owns Asking No American To Die Many American Citizen Volunteered As Sons & Daughters Of Abraham Jewish Culture. USSR Invited to Egypt also Supported Attacks On Israel & Failed. Americans Support Other Nations Right to Existence Not The Nations Causing The Wars On Israel & Other Mideast Nations.
What does Israel’s woes have to do with America? Jews have been hated as a people for thousands of years because of their actions. Fast forward to 1940 once again your actions get you into trouble, you bomb the British, trigger the Arab World and you are still doing the same thing today. If israel want to be hated and forever on the run or fighting with other that is your choice. Fortunately many Jews have learnt the life lesson and moved away from these old Tribal Traditions.
American wants to be friends with all nations and trade with all nations. So dont try and guilt us into any futher support of your bottom feeding nation. For America this is a very good thing, trade brings prosperity which increases education which changes beliefs and this reduces conflict because of understanding.
Israel has about a million Arab citizens, few if any of whom seem to wish to leave
Zion cannot wail over Americans, infact it was the Russians who recognized isarel first,1967 you were not there, you even wanted to bomb Israel after they sank your spying ship,1973, as Netanyau said, your aid come late….
Let the Saudis change their oil selling currency from the dollar and you’ll be done….. you cannot dominate economically with isolation, you are loosing leadership
Rob… President Truman Recognized Israel In Minutes Of UN Approval. America Democracy Required Approval By Senate & Congress & That Took A Year. USSR Was Able To Do It Because Of One Party!
TOMMY, WAIL LIKE YOUR SHARMOUTA DOES WHEN SHE GETS PLEASURE FROM DOZENS OF ZIONISTS A DAY WHILE YOU TYPE AWAY IN YOUR SMELLY UNDERWEAR?
Israel is in no danger but as usual you con artists are working up a hysteria to try and suck more $$$ from the American Taxpayers. Danger Danger Jews in Danger if you love Jesus you silly little Evangelicals YOU NEED TO GIVE US MORE MONIES, YES LOTS MORE MONIES BECAUSE JEWS ARE IN DANGER. Trust in God little Zionists his will be done in Heaven and on Earth. Does God need the American Taxpayer and Military to help him out? Time for you evangelicals to wakeup and show some faith and understand that you are BEING PLAYED.
Comrade very good you critic al Jews, Naryshkin good admire at you
He speaks the truth, Israel does use guilt and deception to milk the American Taxpayers. Thats why the Jewish billion dollar lobbying group exist, its why the media is carefully controlled and why America has made so many poor decisions about the Middle East.
It is Turkey’s Erdoğan attacking & killing Kurds no one else. It is Russia & Syria now defending them. The Turkish, Russian & Iranian Alliance is at Odds with Each Other Now. America still stands with Israel & Arabia!
PLAYED LIKE YOUR MOTHER DOES WITH OUR DING DONGS?
Stop been a filthy old chump. This is good for America??. DONALD is doing what he was elected to do as well as what he said he would do during the election. So suck it up little man. Israel is in no Danger so enough with the gnashing of teeth and wailing like a old woman, have some respect for your self and your people.
HOW’S THAT WALL COMING..YOU KNOW THE ONE MEXICO IS PAYING…LOL..STOP BEING SUCH A DUMB CHUMP FOR DON THE CON!
We would have had the wall already if it was not for the Jewish Leadership Democrat Party and the Jewish Deep State Swamp. They want situation to continue because they want to hook these illegals on benefits to have them vote for Democrats. Jews have always been a Serpent in the brush.
Its how the Tribe works, they always put their own interests ahead of their Nation. So Pelosi keeps the flood of illegals coming and aims to keep Trump off balance and ineffective because of the fake impeachment process to prevent him from restoring American. Debt is profit for the Banksters so the greater the American National debt the better. Also we now have Trillions unaccounted for. The Deep State Swamp is a Jewish created and controlled apparatus and is supported by the Jewish control over the media. Most but not all Zionists in America are traitors (Jewish and evangelical).
YES WE ARE SO MUCH SMARTER THAN YOU RETARDED GOYIM. SO EASY. LOOK HOW DON THE CON HAS YOU MESMERIZED WHILE HE STEALS YOU LOOOOOOOSERS BLIND.
HOW ABOUT THE SERPENT IN YOUR SMELLY SNATCH? MUST REALLY TURN THE DONKEYS ON DOESNT IT SAMANTHA?
Trump is getting us out of the middle east but it remains to see how he does it and at what costs. I suspect he’ll be pulling us out of Afghanistan and Iraq next, and the odds are that those countries will fall to Iran or the terrorists (same thing). Maybe Trump’s goal is to let them all fight it out regardless of who wins. The US may end up with only three allies in the region, and I hope Trump sticks with them.
Joe… Not Sure The Betting Odds Are Against Trump Doctrine Policies. Once, America Left Vietnam In 1970s The Nations In The Pacific Rim Guarded Against Communist Expansion & Defended Themselves Tougher & The USSR That Supported Vietnam Collapsed Fell Apart In The 1990s. Trump Is Just Asking If You Want To Avoid Terrorist & Other Attacks You Must Start Rising Up & Help Defend Yourselves Not Just Americans?
We have spent TRILLIONS of dollars and have tens of thousands of wounded on the so called War on Terror which was a made up Neocon lie. This action has resulted in millions of dead Arabs. How is this moral at all and how can we justify continuing WARS THAT DO NOT SERVE AMERICAN INTERESTS? The only people benefiting are Israel and the Banksters.
When, The Sole Super Power On Earth Makes Steps Of Freedom! It Often Changes Directions, Policies, & Realities Of Other Nations To Decide Their Own Changes Including Enemies, Allies, & Neutral Friends! America Is Open For Business Again & Regions Can Choose A New Policeman To Change Bad Behavior?
If Ergo and Putin make an accomodation on the Kurds, Bibi knows trouble is not far off.
Sumo… Just the Opposite, Turkey Is Attacking Marxists Kurds Living In Turkey & Now Putin Is Saving Them? Syrians are Saving Syrian Kurds! Quite a Quagmire of Quicksand To Quick To Be Dead Alliance?
I think America come to the middle East after 9/11, to Afghanistan then Iraq and then Syria, in what was called war on terror, propaganda merchants now cheat their citizens that it’s Israeli war,….. maybe you are sure you’re immune and won’t come out again
The routing of al qaida and Taliban from Afghanistan’s Tora Bora mountain was after the attacks on New York,penslevenia and pentagon headquarters and was the beginning of war on terror,, Tommy, your argument is just too shallow to cheat anybody…… Israel had nothing to do with it
There is a very large amount of evidence that directly links Israel to 9/11 and shows that the official story is a hoax, its just been all covered up and not discussed in the main stream ✡press✡.
Davai davai excelent comrade motherland proud at you
The Deep State’s attempt to re-fashion the world along the lines and with globalist postulates that are, in fact, inimical to the traditions and heritage of the American founding. So is President Trump Right On Syria?
Interesting, Turkish Forces Crossed Over into Safe Haven Syria to Attack Turkish Marxists Kurds Than does that mean Afghanistan Forces will Cross Over into Pakistan Safe Havens Taliban Regions Now? Trump Trap!
ABC FAKE NEWS VIDEO: CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error.
https://youtu.be/12ikTKazYcI ABC ‘slaughter in Syria’ footage is actually from a Kentucky gun range; the network has since taken down the video & says they ‘regret the error’
President Trump Trap Set Trapped NATO’s Erdogan Isolated to an Alliance of Enemies, urgently asking USA Mediation Peace Negotiations with Kurdsh Forces.
Debka is a real joke. Shi*t News.
The Kurds fought and died fighting with our American troops to defeat ISIS.Turkey never sent one soldier to fight with us to defeat our enemies. Erdogan does have a problem with so many Syrian refugees living in Turkey and worries about the Kurds in Turkey or Syria wanting an autonomous area or even a State. It is a very complex situation with many players wanting to carve up Syria using their proxies who change sides with the wind. Good luck President Putin!
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