Shortly after the signing by Russia and Turkey of the Sochi-related truce protocol, the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo implicitly admitted defeat of the conspiracy, he and his neocon Anglican cohorts currently in control of the White House, have cocooned in lieu with Netanyahu.
How was that? On March 5, 2020, Pompeo told reporters that the demand for Syrian troops to pull back to the 2018 ceasefire lines was in fact a US demand.
In other words, the demand made by Erdogan for the Syrian Arab Army to pull back behind the Turkish observation posts in Aleppo and Idleb countryside, were in fact a US-Israeli demand uttered by the Turkish tongue of Erdogan.
Erdogan was waging a large-scale ground and aerial onslaught, in which a huge number of troops, including a whole division of special Turkish forces supported by three artillery brigades equipped with automatic 155 mm cannons as well as portable surface to air missiles (MANPADS) deployed to the vicinity of Turkish military bases in Idleb and Aleppo provinces, in addition to some 3000 tanks and armored vehicles all in combat positions with troops deployed outside their bases and/or barracks ready to launch the pre-planned onslaught conspiratorially agreed upon by Erdogan, Pompeo and Netanyahu.
Netanyahu’s direct involvement in this conspiracy and his direct participation in designing and implementing its phases can be evidenced by his statements during his re-election campaign.
He overtly said that his re-election would get Iran out of Syria. However, this hostile large-scale onslaught has failed thanks to the heroic steadfastness of Syria and her allies, who managed to thwart this huge assault and retain their previous gains. With all of his plans and mobilizations meeting such a resounding defeat, Erdogan has had no option but to fly to Moscow and beg for a face-saving exit.
Talking about the failure of the Turkish onslaught, one should shed enough light on the tactical withdrawal op conducted by Syria and allies from the strategic town of Saraqeb and the subsequent blitz operation carried out that night to regain it.
The operation was carried out by the Hizbollah-affiliated al-Ridhwan special forces brigade.
Besides regaining the town, the operation was meant to carry out a wide-scale offensive to gain control of the area, fortify positions in this area and build up defensive lines during the night to defend it in the morning without an aerial cover.
In other words, the success of the operation was secured thanks to the competence of combatants using anti-tank missiles as well as short and medium-range missiles.
The mission was to hit enemy mass-up forces and leading conduit troops before they manage to launch their counter-offensive.
In the strategic sense, the Saraqeb regaining battle was as significant as the Bint Jubeil battle or the Mirkava “massacre” in the al-Hujair valley during the Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006 (when resistance forces managed to destroy a large number of the invading Israeli Mirkava tanks).
In both cases, the lines of victory were clearly marked and reinstated. Saraqeb battle has re-drawn the map of victory by Syria and allies in as much as it has shown the defeat of the US-Israeli-Turkish aggression.
The outcome of this battle formed the basis on which the Putin-Erdogan deal was sealed in Moscow. According to some US Military experts who are still serving in the Army (i.e. Active Pentagon Generals), the deal can be viewed as the following:
1 – It has reinstated the military gains scored by the joint forces (Syria and allies) since 2018, i.e. after Sochi.
2- The signing of the Moscow agreement between President Putin and Erdogan has put an end to Pompeo’s attempt to establish a US-Turkish alliance to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, as overtly and explicitly announced in September 2018 by the then US National Security Adviser John Bolton, coupled with a surge of military and diplomatic pressures applied at the behest of the US State Department to topple President Assad and force the Iranians out of Syria.
All of this provides further evidence to the close coordination between the US Administration and Netanyahu concerning the presence of Iranian military advisers in Syria.
To be continued..
The Source: An article by Mohamed Sadeq al-Husseini published by the Arabic-language “Al-Binaa” newspaper.