Saturday, August 12, 2017
We are displeased!
Here begins a series of blog entries, extracts from the latest edition of the DEBKAfile newsletter.
"démarche 1. an action or gesture by a diplomat, especially a formal appeal, protest, or the like."
"US troops fight alongside Syrian, Hizballah, Lebanese armies"
"Israeli diplomats have filed a quiet demarche with Washington over the participation of US special forces in a joint operation with the Syrian, Hizballah and Lebanese armies to clear the Lebanese-Syrian border region of Al Qaeda's Syrian arm the rebel Nusra Front,which is fighting with ISIS elements. This is reported by DEBKAfile. This 'coalition's' next target is the Syrian-Israeli border, for the purpose of establishing one of four ceasefire zones, the outcome of the US-Russian deal to cooperate in Syria, which DEBKAfile uncovered from the first. Both powers are determined to impose their agreed ceasefire zones right up to the Golan border, whether Israel likes it or not."
A demarche as presented by the Israeli to the United States. If indeed this joint operation as deemed a reality, politics and war both make for strange bedfellows.