The U.S. state Department commented on the content of «plan B, proposed by the American leadership in case of failure of truce in Syria. Secretary of state John Kerry told how much the military will be required to implement alternative scenario, if he would constitute the creation of «safe zones» in the North of the Arab Republic. About the idea of a transfer to Syria of tens of thousands of military the head of the state Department expressed skepticism. At the same time, according to Kerry, Washington in any case, there are alternative plans of action in Syria, reports NEWSru.com.
According to the state Secretary, speaking on Thursday, 25 February 2016, before the Senate, the Pentagon has estimated that to create a safe zone in Northern Syria it is necessary from 15 to 30 thousand soldiers. «Are we ready now to authorize it? Willing to dismount them?» — Kerry asked the senators, according to ABC.
The head of the state Department explained that the creation of «safe zones» in Syria is not as easy as it seems. «All this talk about safe zones have nothing to do with what it means in reality,» Clinton said. Kerry explained that in addition to the control of airspace requires significant ground force presence to protect civilians from attacks by the terrorist group «Islamic state» («IG»).
According to experts, the transfer to Syria of U.S. soldiers threatened US not only the obvious physical and political risk, but also the conflict with Russia, which continues to support the regime of Bashar al-Assad from the ground and from the air.
Nevertheless, Kerry said that the US are considering other scenarios, if the agreement on cease-fire in Syria will not be met.
As reported by ABC official sources, Washington may use the failure of the ceasefire in Syria to increase covert support of opposition groups. According to interlocutors of the channel, there are only discussions, but in reality there is no «plan «B» does not line up.
Although the parties to the conflict in Syria agreed to ceasefire, in Washington for a few days now discussing a «plan B» — options for military action in case of violation of the truce. Many Republicans, including Donald trump, are encouraged to create a «safe zone», reinforced with additional troops, to protect the refugees.
Earlier, Kerry said that the United States can apply a «plan «B» if in the coming months in Syria will not be working formed the transitional government. «If we have to wait, too hard to maintain the integrity of Syria,» — said U.S. Secretary of state.
The day before sources in the U.S. administration told The Wall Street Journal that the Pentagon and the CIA in doubt about the intention of Russia to maintain the ceasefire in Syria, and require to prepare a «plan «B» in case of failure of agreements. According to the publication, in the White house are currently discussing options for intelligence support to Syrian rebels, to help the opposition to defend against Russian airstrikes.
As reported, the United States of America and the Russian Federation agreed to start the truce in Syria on February 27. The agreement was the result of held over the weekend talks between U.S. Secretary of state and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
At the same time, according to Western media, the truce would not apply to the jihadist Sunnis of the «ID» and «Frente al-Nusra», which is considered a branch of al-Qaida.
Kerry voiced «plan «B» for Syria that will require the landing from 15 to 30 thousand American military 26.02.2016