Washington quer ou não combater o Daesh?
The United States is trying to create the “illusion” that it is waging a genuine fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group in Syria, an American analyst says. “The United States is trying to perpetuate this image that she really has been trying to deal with the Syrian situation with ISIS (ISIL),” said Mark Glenn, co-founder of the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement. The administration of US President Barack Obama is urging Turkey to deploy thousands of additional troops along its border with Syria to block the movement of ISIL terrorists. Pentagon officials have estimated that as many as 30,000 soldiers are needed to cordon off a stretch of 60-mile (100 km) frontier, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. US officials say the border includes key transit routes that Daesh uses to move militants in and out of the war zone and into Europe. “In order to maintain this illusion that the United States has been an honest player in all of this, she’s making these noises, telling the Turks that they have to strengthen their border with additional men and material in order to prevent these terrorists from crossing back and forth,” Glenn said in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday. The proposed deployment of Turkish forces could be a US project to prepare Turkey to invade Syria and undermine the Russian military campaign against terrorist groups fighting the Syrian government, Glenn noted. Russia has been conducting airstrikes on Daesh positions at the request of the Syrian government since September 30. The proposed deployment by the US follows the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, which ISIL claimed responsibility for. Obama recently ordered the deployment of dozens of Special Operations troops to Syria to "assist" militants operating on the ground. Press TV