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Lebanese Daily: US to Face New Vietnam War in Syria by Forming Border Security Force

16 January 2018 22:20


A Lebanese newspaper said the US means to loot the rich regions that it intends to bring under the rule of the Border Security Force in Syria.

The Arabic-language Addiyar newspaper wrote in an analysis that the Border Security Force has been planned by Washington to form in regions rich with agricultural products of Syria that have made the country needless of wheat imports, adding that the wheat cultivated in the region in any season is sufficient for 5 years of consumption.

It added that Syria also exports its wheat to the former Soviet republics, Italy and Spain because of its high quality.

Also, the territories in Northern Syria enjoy rich oil and gas resources which can be exported to other countries.

The Lebanese daily warned that the US will face another Vietnam war as a result of its attempts to disintegrate Syria, adding that it will not be a conventional war that can be won by air raids, but it will be a war between the Guerillas and the Kurds who have joined the Americans.

The US-led coalition announced on Sunday it is helping to create a new Border Security Force to fight terrorists in Syria. The unit, stationed along the Syrian border with Iraq and Turkey, as well as along the Euphrates River Valley, is expected to be comprised of up to 30,000 people. SDF veterans will make half of the unit, while the other half are yet to be recruited.

Damascus, Moscow and Ankara have strongly blasted the US new decision to form a Border Security Force.

The United States’ military support for the militia first began under the administration of US President Donald Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, which provided Kurds with weapons and training.

Washington also continues providing Kurdish fighters with more military hardware in Syria despite US President’s promise to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to halt arms shipment to the Kurdish fighters.

Ankara had said late November 2017 that Trump told Erdogan that he had issued instructions that weapons should not be provided to Kurdish fighters in Syria.

According to reports, the US plans to keep its troops in Syria long after the defeat of ISIL. Washington has been justifying its deployment of ground troops in Syria, which violates the embattled nation’s sovereignty, by citing the need to fight ISIL.

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