With American and NATO forces watching in the wings…
Donald Trump has allowed things on the ground in Northern Syria to evolve in a ‘free for all’ against the Kurds..
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey has been increasing turning to Russia as he consolidated power in his country to the complaints from the West…Things are even more complicated because Turkey is a NATO members that seems to have gone rouge…
That power vacuum has Russian troop’s filling it as Russia moves back into the Middle East as a power player decades after they left Afghanistan in defeat…
Could History repeat itself if the Kurds get into it against the Russians teaming with Turkey?
Russia said on Tuesday that its military units were patrolling territory in northern Syria between Syrian and Turkish forces after the American withdrawal from the area, underscoring the sudden loss of United States influence in the area and illustrating how the power balance in the region has shifted rapidly in the past week.
The announcement that Russian forces were now patrolling an area where the United States had until Monday maintained two military bases appeared to signal that Moscow was moving to fill a security void left by the withdrawal of both the American military and its partners in an international counterterrorism mission.
Videos circulating on social media appeared to show a Russian-speaking man filming himself walking around a recently evacuated United States military base in northern Syria.
The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement that its military police, which had already established a presence in other parts of Syria, were patrolling “the northwestern borders of Manbij district along the line of contact of the Syrian Arab Republic military and the Turkish military.”