Sunday, September 10, 2017
Finally one more item from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter. And it bodes no good!
"US set to quit Al Tanf. Pro-Iranian force moves in"
"DEBKAfile reveals that Washington is winding up discussions with Moscow on terms for US special forces to evacuate the Al Tanf post they were holding in the Syrian-Iraqi-Jordanian triangle and hand it over to the Syrian army. Quitting Al Tanf is tantamount to the US withdrawal from all of southeastern Syria and its handover to Syria and its allies, including Hizballah."
"And so, while Israeli jets were bombing the Syrian CERS chemical facility at Masyaf, 38km west of the central Syrian town of Hama, early Thursday, Sept 7, control of the Syrian-Iraqi border to the east was quietly changing hands. The Americans were poised to quit Al-Tanf, while units of Tehran's Iraqi surrogate, the Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), Thursday night began crossing the border and taking up positions in southeastern Syria. Tehran's dream of a land corridor through Iraq to the Mediterranean is unfolding at speed."
See previous blog entries the subject of which was the Al Tanf border crossing and the importance of same:
ISRAEL HAS DECLARED THE CONTROL OF THE AL TANF BORDER CROSSING BY IRAN OR IRANIAN PROXIES AS A TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE SITUATION AND REMEDY WILL BE SOUGHT!! FOR ALL THAT MIGHT MEAN!