The United States is not going to commit troops to defuse tensions in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province despite appeals to do so, US National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien said at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday.

“That’s a very difficult situation. Some folks suggested that we stop the fighting, but we are not going to drop the 101st [Airborne Division] in the middle of Russian, Syrian, Iranian, al-Qaida, Turkish… Syrian defense forces,” O’Brien said. “That’s not something we are going to commit American troops to at this point.”

Instead, O’Brien promised the United States will continue supporting Turkey on the humanitarian front “with the refugee crisis they are facing.”

O’Brien noted that the United States was militarily present in Syria’s eastern and southern regions in support of the Kurds and neighbouring Israel and Jordan.

“We are feeling like we are doing a lot in Syria,” O’Brien said.

O’Brien suggested that the recent escalation of fighting in Idlib had taught Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that relying on Russia as a partner and ally may not always be the best idea especially in the place like Syria.

 

Source: Sputnik

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Daeshbags-Sux
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Daeshbags-Sux

Seems the US are snubbing the ErDOG… 🙂
Sounds like Turkey is alone… This is what happens when you play the game ErDOG did play, sowing discord

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Unlike the US the Russians are legalistic. They will support You when You are inside Your own borders and inside the law. Turkey has been taught that You can only rely on that.

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The best thing for the corrupt yanks would be to pull out of Syria completely as they are occupying Syrian land ILLEGALLY.