On the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency, U.S military convoy entered northeast Syria.
According to the Syrian state news agency SANA reports, the convoy included some 40 trucks and armored vehicles and was backed from the air by helicopters.
It entered Syria from Iraq via the al-Waleed crossing to bring arms and logistical equipment to the bases in Hasakeh and Deir Ezzor provinces.
At the same time, SANA also reports that some 200 US troops arrived in the Hasakeh province on helicopters.
According to the report, the troops are set to deploy on the nearby oilfields, with Kurdish-controlled eastern Syria rich in energy resources.
This angered stand-up comedian and political commentator Jimmy Dore.
„We can’t get a vaccine distributed, but we can still set the world on fire. Isn’t that awesome? America is back!“, he commented referring to Biden’s foreign policy slogan “America is Back”.
„They’re being deployed directly onto oil fields. This is in every way reminding people exactly why they’re there“, he added.
Despite some like Dore seeing this as a return to endless war policy, other local media report that such maneuvers are not unusual as the US often moves transfers equipment between Iraq and Syria.