Published On: Thu, Mar 19th, 2015

US Special Forces caught red-handed in Syria

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Evidence about the presence of U.S. special forces in the Syrian town Ayn al-Arab a.k.a. Kobani emerged. Troops are guiding U.S. airstrikes as part of U.S support for the Kurdish separatist group PYD and the long-established plan to establish a Kurdish corridor.

A photo taken in Ayn al-Arab shows three U.S. soldiers. One of them “Peter” is carrying a Bushnell laser rangefinder, an instrument designed to mark targets for U.S. jets, reports Ceyhun Bozkurt for Aydinlik Daily.

Photo courtesy of Aydinlik Daily.

Photo courtesy of Aydinlik Daily.

The photo substantiated previous BBC interviews with U.S. soldiers who are fighting alongside the Kurdish separatist group PYD in Syria.

The photo of the three U.S. troopers also substantiates a statement by PYD spokesman Polat Can from October 14, 2014, reports Aydinlik Daily. Can admitted that a special unit in Kobani provides Kurdish fighters with the coordinates of targets which then would be relayed to “coalition forces”.

News about the presence of U.S. and allied special forces is not a novelty per se. In 2012 a senior British Whitehall official would leak to The Daily Star that British SAS and other NATO member’s special forces had been operating in Syria for months

Also in 2012, nsnbc international obtained a copy of the U.S. Special Forces training circular TC 18-01 entitled Special Forces Unconventional Warfare.

A study of the document revealed that the wars on Libya, Syria and Iraq follow a detailed U.S. strategy that outlines a step-by-step subversion of a country from the assessment of a feasible, cooperative opposition to guerrilla war and regime change.

The establishment of a Kurdish State with breathing straw access to the Mediterranean. Map plottings by Major (r) Agha H. Amin.

The establishment of a Kurdish State with breathing straw access to the Mediterranean. Map plottings by Major (r) Agha H. Amin.

In a 2013 interview retired Pakistani Major and security consultant Agha H. Amin would note:

The strategic idea of NATO, is aiming at securing the northern borders of Israel against Hezbollah and the southern borders against Hamas; to eliminate the Russian naval base in the eastern Mediterranean, Syrian city of Tartous. NATO is planning to create a western strategic corridor to maintain energy-security in the case that oil supplies through the Strait of Hormuz are disrupted because of a war with Iran or otherwise… One of the first steps toward the implementation of the long-term strategic plan, is the partition of Turkey by creating separate Kurdish areas, thereby providing NATO a direct access to Russia’s soft underbelly in the Caucasus.

One of the objectives with unconventional warfare is “plausible deniability”. That is, for the U.S. government as well as for the Turkish AKP-led government with regard to its participation in the Kurdish Corridor project.

Kessab_SyriaU.S.special forces have long been known for playing an active role in the invasion of Iraq with ISIS brigades.

Turkish special forces were caught red-handed, playing an active role in Jabhat al-Nusrah’s  invasion of the predominantly Armenian – Syrian town of Kessab. The city is located inside the envisioned “Kurdish Corridor”.

The final decision for the invasion of Iraq with the help of ISIS, first to destabilize the country and then to justify the carving out of a Kurdish Northern Iraq, was according to a witness known to nsnbc international, made on the sidelines of the Atlantic Council’s Energy Summit in Istanbul in November 2013.

The news about U.S. special forces in Syria is no novelty per se. The emergence of a photo that is verifiable with the help of metadata and corroborating testimony is, however, one of the first tangible pieces of evidence that supports the notion that NATO’s “Kurdish Corridor Project” is alive and kicking regardless how much the US government and Turkish AKP government “posture and position” themselves as being in disagreement.

CH/L – nsnbc 19.03.2015

About the Author

- Dr. Christof Lehmann is the founder and editor of nsnbc. He is a psychologist and former independent political consultant on conflict, conflict resolution and a wide range of other political issues. In March 2013 he established nsnbc as a daily, independent, international on-line newspaper. He can be contacted at nsnbc international at nsnbc.wordpress@gmail.com

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  1. Very good data. Thank you.

  2. Anne Frank says:

    This explosive news appeared on the front pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. Didn’t it?

  3. nsnbc says:

    We regret that our Friday – Saturday edition was delayed after we published this article. We had to fend off an attempt to hack our newspaper’s website. NB.: Perpetrators have been identified. We wish the WiFi wizards a pleasant drive home with the headlights and stop-lights of their van trashed. Bad idea to get a parking ticket like that huh?

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