1/5/18 Elijah Magnier on U.S. occupation of eastern Syria following fight against ISIS

Middle east correspondent Elijah Magnier returns to the show to discuss the U.S. presence in eastern Syria. Magnier explains what the United States’ goals are, why they won’t leave without guaranteeing a political transition and how they’ve, for the time being, partitioned the country along the Euphrates river. Magnier then details how the United States is essentially acting as the undeclared protector of the Islamic State for the time being as they’ve stopped bombing the Northeastern region of the country and barred other forces from doing so. Magnier also details the history of Iranian-Syrian diplomacy and the Iranian-Hezbollah presence that has been long established in Syria. Scott then asks about the al-Nusra Front and whether the CIA’s role in aiding the so-called moderate rebels is truly over. Finally Magnier explains why the al-Qaeda in Syria is as formidable a fighting group as he’s seen in the region.

Elijah Magnier is the chief international correspondent at Al Rai and a political and terrorism/counterterrorism analyst. Find all his work at elijahjm.wordpress.com and follow him on Twitter @ejmalrai.

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One thought on “1/5/18 Elijah Magnier on U.S. occupation of eastern Syria following fight against ISIS”

  1. John Ellis

    Don’t see why everyone must be such a gutless wonder when it comes to muscling scumbag Empire USA out of the way, as our platoon Sgt. in that Vietnam police action, “They put their pants on one leg at a time, just like You and I.”

    Good show, we must have him back soon, he talks in such good absolutes and has such logical optimism.

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