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Tango0114 Mar 2017 12:51 p.m. PST

"The U.S. military's "reassurance and deterrence" mission in the Syrian city of Manbij is achieving its goal of preventing key American allies from battling one another, the Pentagon said Monday, but what's already a tense situation could become more complicated with the arrival of Russian troops and continued advances by Turkish-backed rebels.

Fewer than 100 elite Army Rangers are in Manbij to keep the peace between Syrian Kurdish forces and those loyal to Turkey, said Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, a Pentagon spokesman. Russian troops are there providing security for humanitarian convoys that have entered the war-torn city, a development he called unsurprising in light of last week's high-level talks between the senior-most military commanders from Russia, Turkey and the U.S.


The Americans and Russians have had no close interaction on the ground, Davis said. Moscow, he added, has "kept us abreast of their operations" in Manbij, but the two militaries do not coordinate in Syria. Rather, the Pentagon prefers the term "deconflict." …"
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Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 2:01 p.m. PST

Russia isn't exactly popular with the American people right now in light of their election hacking and influence-peddling with top administration officials. Any appearance that America is cooperating or coordinating with Russia, even against a common enemy like Daesh, is political suicide.

zoneofcontrol14 Mar 2017 2:31 p.m. PST

But in the meantime back here on planet Earth…

darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

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JMcCarroll14 Mar 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

" Russia isn't exactly popular with the American people right now in light of their election hacking and influence-peddling with top administration officials. Any appearance that America is cooperating or coordinating with Russia, even against a common enemy like Daesh, is political suicide. "

100 percent correct! If you believe liberal agenda news agencies.

Personal logo 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 3:29 p.m. PST

@JMcCarroll

Not at all. I imagine it has much less to do with hacking and meeting with officials (these causes resonate more with the masses) as Russia's opposition to the western-imposed liberal democratic world order in eastern Europe and the Mideast.

Murvihill14 Mar 2017 3:55 p.m. PST

Speaking as an American, all this 'Russian hacking and meeting with officials' is a bunch of crybaby nonsense between the elephant and the donkey. I don't think anybody cares about it beyond the pundits in the media.

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member14 Mar 2017 7:30 p.m. PST

Let us not forget that the Russians are there by the invitation of the legal (albeit bestial) Syrian government but the US troops are there illegally. If and when this blows up in the Turks' and Americans' faces, they have nobody to blame but themselves (and the Kurds). This is stupid policy and even more stupid military strategy. Manbij and Raqqa are in Syria and should be a Syrian problem to solve. Let Assad's military and Russian soldiers and contractors/mercenaries die to end ISIL's grip on its capital and stay as far away as possible from this looming debacle.

Cheers.
Rod Robertson.

Tango0115 Mar 2017 10:26 a.m. PST

You are right my friend…


Amicalement
Armand

GNREP8 Inactive Member18 Mar 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

Speaking as an American, all this 'Russian hacking and meeting with officials' is a bunch of crybaby nonsense between the elephant and the donkey
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be a pity if people didnt care that their election was at least to some degree influenced by an aggressive foreign govt that clearly wanted a particular result and got it (never mind any of the other issues mentioned by a person who until relatively recently was considered presumably to have an authoritive opinion on Russian matters at least as far as us Brits are concerned)

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