Anti-Imperialism/Foreign Policy

Keith Preston: US losing geopolitical ground to Russia

Press TV. Listen here:

The United States is sending its Special Operations Forces to Syria out of concerns over losing its “geopolitical ground to Russia,” says a political analyst.

Keith Preston made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Tuesday when asked about why the US has decided to send some 50 special forces to Syria to “train, advise and assist” militants fighting against the Daesh (ISIL).

“What the United States is trying to do is create a new alliance of groups that are fighting in Syria that are somehow anti-Assad and anti-ISIS [ISIL] and also in opposition to the Kurdish independence movement,” Preston said.

“The United States is apparently very worried about its own geopolitical position in Syria,” he said, adding “since the Russian entry into the conflict in Syria, the United States has suffered a number of important embarrassments.”

The reasons are that “Russia has been thus far very successful in their war against ISIS and ISIS has taken some major losses,” he noted.

“Now the United States has not only seen its plans of toppling President Assad thwarted, but it’s also losing geopolitical ground to Russia,” Preston stated.

He went on to say that “the United States has not been particularly zealous in its war against ISIS most likely because the United States has regarded ISIS as a weapon to use against President Assad, bringing down president Assad has always been the American’s primary goal in Syria.”

President Barack Obama said on Monday that US special forces in Syria will not be engaged in fights against Daesh terrorists in the war-torn country, while the move came in an apparent breach of Obama’s promise not to put US “boots on the ground” there.

“We are not putting US troops on the front lines fighting firefights with ISIL,” Obama said in an interview on “NBC Nightly News”.

The US forces will remain in Syria for the foreseeable future and the White House has no plan to send more if they are successful in helping make gains on Daesh-held territory.

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  1. No the US wont be fighting ISIS/ISIL/DAESH or whatever name the US keeps changing it to to confuse even more the American public- News Flash !! — the US paid for/ supplied logistics -arms -CIA help in setting up and running the very people the kid-on – they are “”fighting “” along with Israel who takes in the wounded to Israeli hospitals and after curing them sends them back out with weapons all to fight not for “Greater DESH but for Greater Israel and of coarse removing Russia,s base in Syria. This has been admitted many times over so tell me why the lie of saying the US is stopping terrorism is believed ?? Also tell me what International LEGAL right the US has to invade a foreign country and why it thinks it has the legal right to rule the World ?? It invades countries it doesnt like because of political differences and financial gain because BB (big business ) runs it and who owns BB in the US ?? the same wee country Middle -East that runs /controls the US Congress and the American People – ISRAEL -16 million tells 330 million what to do isnt it embarrassing ? maybe thats why its kept a secret from the US 99 % and the fact that 6 Jewish media organisations OWN /control 93 % of the US media . Any answers Keith ?? or maybe you are worried that like the US Professors/Intellectuals who has been fired for speaking out you might be attacked by the Israeli government who control the US for “anti semitism ” Tell me why is it only the Jewish religion where laws are introduced to suppress criticism of Israel and Zionism why is it all right to criticise Christianity or the “”bad /evil “” MOOZLEMS ??? .

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