UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — Preparations for the withdrawal of US troops from Syria do not prevent the United States from pursuing a firm policy against the humanitarian plans of Damascus and Moscow.
This approach, according to experts, is part of the new strategy of the “Trojan Horse” of the Pentagon.
According to General Valeri Guerassimov, Chief of Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, “the US” Trojan Horse “strategy consists of an active use of the potential of” fifth column “protests in order to destabilize the situation while striking with high-precision weapons the most important sites in the country that Washington intends to attack,” writes the daily Gazeta.
According to General Yuri Tkachev, a military expert, all of this can now be seen in Syria, where US-backed opposition fighters serve as the “fifth column” for the Americans: “The Pentagon and its Allies, including Israel, attacked the sites of terrorists with high-precision weapons, but also the positions of Syrian government forces in order to destabilize the situation and reduce the operability of the subordinate forces in Damascus.”
The general is convinced that the Pentagon is now implementing this strategy with the Rukban camp, where nearly 40,000 Syrian refugees are being held in the heart of the 55-kilometer al-Tanf area illegally occupied by the Americans in Syria.
As General Mikhail Mizintsev, head of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, said, the situation of refugees in the camp is “unbearable and continues to deteriorate”. According to information from the International Committee of the Red Cross, most residents of the camp “expressed in a poll their willingness to leave the al-Tanf area and return to their homes”.
Nevertheless, last Saturday, the United States rejected the request of Russia and Syria to let in the area of al-Tanf means of transport to evacuate refugees. General Mizintsev thinks that the Americans have done this and then claim to defend them against the repression of the “Syrian regime”. This is indeed the main argument justifying the presence of American forces on the spot.
The information “obtained by Damascus friendly representatives of Iraqi intelligence” also testify to the support of the “fifth column” by the Americans in Syria. Military sources reported that “200 Daesh fighters who had surrendered near the town of Al-Bagouz Fakhani on the east bank of the Euphrates were sent via Jordan to al-Tanf, under the protection of the American military. Their purpose could be to organize sabotage against Syrian government units along the perimeter of the US-controlled 55-kilometer zone. ”
According to the same information, several hundred terrorists were secretly sent by the US military in small groups on the other side of the Euphrates on Syrian territory from Iraq: “Their families were transported as hostages by the Americans at the camp of al-Khol, in the province of Hassake”.
“If the Daesh cells were activated again, this could lead to a long-term presence of the US-led coalition countries in Syria. And certainly do not expect the surrender of occupied territories to the Bashar al-Assad regime in the short term, “said Colonel Chamil Gareev, military expert.
According to him, “there is still a risk of destabilization in Syria” because Daesh * and other terrorist groups have crossed the west bank of the Euphrates controlled by Damascus and have also settled in the de-escalation zone of Idlib , where nearly 3 million people live.
“Terrorists organize provocations against government forces every day. The Russian Ministry of Defense has repeatedly stated that terrorists can use chemical weapons in the region to subsequently accuse the Assad government. The US could use it as a pretext to relaunch bombings against Syrian military sites with high-precision missiles and aerial bombs,” said Chamil Gareev.
As Valeri Guerassimov announced on Saturday, Russia is ready to respond to such US strategies. According to him, this reaction is based on the “active defense strategy” which, given the defensive nature of Russian military doctrine, provides a set of measures for the preventive neutralization of threats to state security.
“We must get ahead of the opponent in the development of military strategy, take a step ahead,” added the general.
Of course, it is unlikely that the “active defense strategy” will be used by Russia in Syria directly against the United States. But this will certainly be the case against Daesh * fighters and other illegal terrorist groups supported by them.
Two military police battalions are currently working in Syria to carry out peacekeeping and other humanitarian tasks. It is possible that humanitarian operations may be planned with their participation, like those that took place in conflict zones near Damascus and in the north of the country.
In this regard, Valeri Guerassimov said Saturday that a “new form of use of the armed forces had been developed and tested in Syria: a humanitarian operation”. And to clarify that “in Aleppo and Eastern Ghouta it was necessary to quickly plan and organize activities for the withdrawal of the civilian population from the zone of conflict while fulfilling the missions to defeat the terrorists”.
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