This is coolbert:
"The plan is the base from which all change is made."
How many times do I have to say it?
Northeast Syria a dynamic situation necessitating a dynamic change.
From the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter:
1. "US races Russia for military positions in NE Syria, including new air bases"
"A large influx of US troops is entering northeastern Syria this month as new Russian plans keep pace. The Trump administration was widely condemned for abandoning the US allied Kurds, the core of the Syrian Democratic Forces which defeated ISIS and opening the door for Iran to surge across the Iraqi-Syrian border. However, a DEBKAfile investigation uncovers a totally different reality. While US contingents were indeed withdrawn from their Syrian bases to Iraq, US troop replacements have been pouring in and continue to arrive in northeastern Syria. While retaining existing bases, new positions are being set up, including two or more new US air bases, and taking over Syria’s oil and gas fields."
2. "Russian lawmaker: US to build two military bases near Syrian oilfields"
"Senior Russian lawmaker accuses the US of planning to build two military bases near Syria’s oilfield, a violation of its sovereignty, in an attempt to recoup the costs of US military operations in the country. The charge was leveled by Konstantin Kosachev, a member of Russia’s upper house of parliament and chairman of the foreign affairs [committee]."
IN MY ESTIMATION THE "SEIZURE" OF THE OILFIELDS THOSE INSTALLATIONS NOT FOR THE ENRICHMENT OF THE USA BUT TO BE USED AS BARGAINING CHIPS IF AND WHEN NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN ASSAD AND THE SDF/YPG BEGIN. AN AMICABLE SOLUTION ARRIVED AT IN AN AMICABLE MANNER.
See my previous blog entry from over a year ago the withdrawal of American military force from NE Syria as was described at the time to be planned, phased, gradual and with consideration given to modification as the situation might warrant.