By Brandon Turbeville
Reports coming in from Lebanon and Syria are indicating that the United States is not done with its direct assault on Syria even as the al-Sha’aryat airbase that was targeted by American Tomahawk missiles is back up and running.
As independent journalist, Sarah Abdallah, reports, around 20 U.S. armored vehicles have poured across the Jordanian border into Syria. At this time, it remains unclear as to what the purpose of the vehicles might be. Abdallah is based in Lebanon.
Some suggest that the vehicles may simply yet another illegal American incursion into Syria of the routine variety, a prospect that is dangerous enough given current circumstances. However, there is also the possibility that the vehicles are part of something much larger such as an invasion of Syria by the United States, thus putting the U.S. in direct odds and likely military confrontation with both Syrian and Russian forces.
As of yet, there is no clear reason being cited for the incursion.
The Syrian-Jordanian border is located in Southern Syria. Jordan has long supported terrorist forces but to a much less televised extent than that of Saudi Arabia, Israel, U.A.E., Turkey, and Qatar. The incursion comes shortly after a U.S. unilateral attack was launched against the Syrian military in support of ISIS and related terror organizations under the guise of revenge for civilians killed in a gas attack that was questionable to say the least. To date, there has been absolutely no evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians.
If confirmed, this new incursion adds yet another dangerous dimension to the conflict in Syria that could embroil the world in a major conflict.