US Military Withdraws From Syria- But Not The Oil Fields

There has been a lot of discussion about how the US has withdrawn from Syrian and allowed the revived Ottoman monster access to expand beyond her borders once again. However, while there has been a lot of talk about Turkey, there is almost no discussion of how the US is not withdrawing from the eastern Euphrates River Valley region of Deir Ezzor or its plethora of oil fields.

According to the source, the U.S. Armed Forces won’t withdraw from these areas because of Iran’s presence in eastern Syria and the reality that Damascus would again have access to Deir Ezzor’s vital oil fields.

He would add the United States’ two largest military bases in Syria are in the east near some of the country’s largest oil fields like Al-Omar.

Damascus has wanted the Al-Omar and Conoco oil fields to be returned to their government; however, with the U.S.’ large military presence in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, they have found themselves blocked from these critical petrol supplies.

Furthermore, with the ongoing sanctions against the Syrian government, the U.S. administration sees the return of these oil fields to Damascus as a benefit to the state and their allies like Iran.

According to the source, the army has begun moving its troops to the area around the city as they have been given the green light to enter once the U.S. Armed Forces withdraw. (source)

This is not a surprise at all.

Ask yourself, if the US truly “withdrew” and Turkey rushed in, and there was truly a conflict with Turkey, would the Americans just “back out”, especially knowing that the Russians would attempt to fill the void? Absolutely not.

Events such as these only emphasize the fact that Turkey is not having a conflict at all with the US right now, and to the contrary, the US is helping Turkey and Turkey is helping the US.

Likewise, all of Russia’s talk about “special meetings” with Turkey and attempting to upset the US is just talk, as with much of what Russia has done throughout recent times and even going back to Soviet times, where her “bark” is larger than her “bite” and she uses arrogant, bragging, or provocative language to attempt to sow doubts in the minds of her geopolitical foes. She will not say it, but Russia has much to be concerned from with Turkey, since Turkey is only a friend to herself and at times her historical ally of Germany. Turkey will not say it, but she does not want to allow for any nation- including the Russians -to interfere in her attempts to revive her Ottoman dream, and given that the US is the nation who is most helping her to realize that, she will side with her over the Russians consistently.

The US has opened the gates and started to let the Ottoman monster out of her cage. It will take time, but once the Ottoman monster is loosed, she is not going to easily be put back under control. This will likely backfire on the US in time, for while she is doing this to help her short-term oil interests, it may result in a conflict between her and Turkey with Germany, and possibly even Russia (noting that Turkey’s support of the US, like the US support of Turkey, is not based on friendship, but expediency).

The US needs oil, but at what cost? Perhaps her greed will eventually be her fall.

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