The U.S. attacked professional-regime forces inside Syria once more:
U.S. plane carried out uncommon, retaliatory strikes in Syria’s Deir al-Zor province on Wednesday towards forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad after they attacked U.S.-backed fighters’ headquarters there, U.S. officers mentioned.
The official rationalization for the assault is that professional-regime forces launched an assault on U.S.-backed rebels. This is simply the newest in a string of clashes between U.S. and professional-regime forces that resulted from our authorities’s assist for insurgent teams inside Syria. U.S. particular forces are embedded with these rebels, and luckily to date no Americans have been killed in these clashes. It might be only a matter of time earlier than that modifications.
The navy described the professional-regime forces’ assault as “unprovoked,” which is a curious means of speaking a couple of navy operation carried out inside their very own territory towards armed rebels. If it have been Syria or Iran sponsoring armed teams in the territory of one other nation, their navy presence itself could be thought-about a provocation. Our navy has no enterprise being in Syria, and so long as we now have troopers there they’re being put needlessly in hazard in service of a coverage that has nothing to do with our safety or the safety of our allies.
Our forces proceed to function inside Syria illegally, and over the past yr our navy has repeatedly attacked teams loyal to the Syrian authorities. U.S. coverage in Syria serves no discernible American safety pursuits, our navy presence has no authorized justification, and the longer our forces stay in Syria the higher the probabilities that one of these armed clashes may outcome in the deaths of Americans and doable escalation right into a wider battle. The ongoing unlawful presence of U.S. forces in Syria is a harmful gamble with American lives that the Trump administration ought to finish as rapidly as doable.