Against the background of the Pentagon-planned operation to liberate the Syrian Raqqa from ISIS terrorists, many experts raise more and more questions about it.
The United States intends to conduct the operation against ISIS in cooperation with the Kurds and Turkey, which in itself is unlikely because of the deep contradictions between both sides. In this regard, it is not entirely clear, why the Kurdish formations would intend to take part in this operation. Perhaps, this intention and the Kurdish expansion of the territory, which is beyond of the borders of the Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava), experience direct external influence.
It is not difficult to understand that this external force is the United States. Earlier, Washington doubled the U.S. contingent on the territory that is controlled mainly by the Kurdish armed detachments of the Syrian Democratic Forces.
The U.S. sent 400 marines and several hundred soldiers from the 75th Ranger Regiment to Syria . Although Pentagon Spokesman Major Adrian Rankine-Galloway publicly refused to comment any deployment of the U.S. troops in Syria because of security reasons, it is clear that Washington’s plans and actions are aimed directly at strengthening its positions and expanding the U.S. influence in the region.
There is no doubt that the Syrian Democratic Forces are conducting all their military operations under the U.S. control. Many experts believe that supporting the Kurds in their fighting against ISIS, Washington doesn’t pursue any good goal. It promotes its own interests to destabilize the situation in the region.
Combat activity of the Kurds shows that the U.S. clearly guaranteed them support and the opportunity to assert their rights in the future political structure of Syria.
It is known that the main demands of the Kurds for the Syrian government are the federalization of Syria and an autonomy, where they can build their sovereign state. In its turn, Washington is deeply interested in fragmenting the country and undermining the role of the official Damascus.
At the expense of Kurdish blood, the U.S. is going to take all the credit for liberating Raqqa from ISIS. Its activity without any coordination with the Syrian government encourages the destabilization of the situation in Syria, and impedes the process of the peace settlement of the Syrian crisis. This is the only one reason for the U.S. to rely mainly not on its main NATO ally, Turkey, but on those who fight for creating their own state.
In such circumstances, it is unlikely that Washington will keep its promises in the future, and the chance that the Syrian Kurds will be disappointed with cooperation with such a hypocritical partner, is very high.