US Calls for German Ground Troops in Syria to Help Maintain Partition

Empire casually invites the Bundeswehr into someone else's country

US wants Germany in so they can get mostly out so Trump can sorta kinda keep the promise of getting out. Also that way Berlin gets the heat from Turkey for protecting Kurds from Erdogan instead of Washington, while eastern Syria continues to be denied to Damascus

US Special Representative for Syria Engagement James Jeffrey has called on Germany to send military trainers, logistics specialists and technicians to help the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group.

“We want ground troops from Germany to partially replace our soldiers,” Jeffrey said in an interview with the German Deutsche Presse-Agentur news agency and the weekly Welt am Sonntag newspaper, before adding that he expected an answer from the German government this month.

Jeffrey was in Berlin on Friday on a mission to draw pledges of military and financial support from the German government. “We are looking for volunteers who want to take part here and among other coalition partners,” Jeffrey told the German news outlets, though he added that he had not asked for a specific number of soldiers.

He also said that troops would not necessarily be required to engage directly in fighting with the jihadi group.

“It is better to force IS back with local Syrian forces,” he said. “But a certain international presence is needed to secure air support, for logistics, training, and technical help.”

He also said combat should not be ruled out since ground troops would need to be prepared to defend themselves.

Johann Wadephul, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has called for Berlin to consider Jeffrey’s request.

Wadephul, deputy leader of the parliamentary caucus of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Christian Social Union (CSU), told DPA on Sunday that the request shouldn’t be “rejected in a knee-jerk reaction.”

“In this region, it’s about our security and not American security,” said Wadephul, who could possibly be a successor to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen should she leave for Brussels to become the new European Commission president. [Puhleeze if you think this is about ISIS I have a bridge to sell you. The Empire wants loyal troops to deny eastern Syria to Damascus and keep the country partitioned.]

Fight not yet finished

Some 80 countries belong to the anti-IS coalition, with Germany’s current contribution to the fight including reconnaissance jets, a refueling aircraft and military trainers stationed in Iraq.

During a visit to Iraq in June, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany would be ready to extend the mission beyond October, when it is due to expire.

Maas said at the time that the mission was “vital to prevent IS setting up new structures underground.” But the decision of whether to extend the mission is not his to make alone, since, under German law, the parliament must approve all foreign military missions.

US President Donald Trump last December stated his wish to withdraw the 2,000 US troops currently stationed in northeastern Syria, where they are supporting the SDF, an alliance of opposition forces led by the People’s Protection Units (YPG), a Kurdish militia.

This alliance has brought tensions with fellow NATO member Turkey, whose government considers the YPG an ally of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has been fighting against the Turkish state for the autonomy of the Kurdish people for decades.

The SDF took over the last IS stronghold in Syria in March, but the terrorist militia is known to be active underground, and the US has recently pledged to keep 400 troops in the area.

“We hope that the Germans will be able to do more,” Jeffrey said. “I am optimistic. Some allies will deploy ground troops, I’m sure of it.”

Source: Deutsche Welle

  1. All_has_An _END_. says

    in the mean time The empire is sinking due to just a simple rain

    Mind you this is the metro in DC today (supposed to be deep beneath the surface and a refuge in case on a Nuclear attack) look at our wonderful infrastructure:

  2. John C Carleton says

    US is a War Criminal terrorist organization illegally in Syria, doing war crimes.

    Why would Germans want to be part of that, unless, oh say, the “German” “government” was controlled by the Ratschilds, just like the USA crime cabal.

  3. jm74 says

    Syria has to stop this invasion from the US/West or Syria will be lost and all the sacrifices by the Syrians and her allies will be for nothing. Syria/Russia/Iran/Hezbollah should have shot the first yankee boot that trespassed on Syrian soil. Eastern Syria looks like it is lost and with it the oil, a major source of income.

  4. CHUCKMAN says

    Some good news.
    Germany has just declined to send troops.

    1. thomas malthaus says

      Kinda, sorta means the US will kinda sorta never leave kinda sorta Syria. Or anywhere else.

      John Bolton isn’t leaving his post anytime soon.

  5. Garry Compton says

    You mean, most of the 80 counties belong to the ” pro Isis coalitions ” since the NWO, thought of this idea in the 80s.

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