The US Flees Syria to the Avoid Humiliation of Open Defeat in Battle

Valentin Vasilescu

Why does the United States suddenly emerge from Syria?

The US Air Force is doomed to defeat if it faces the Syrian Arab Army, which now has Russian anti-aircraft equipment, the best in the world. They have no choice but to leave before humiliation.

The story repeats itself. Formerly, in Iraq the United States had used Kurdish fighters to whom they promised a state before letting them be massacred by Saddam Hussein. Today, they leave other Kurds to whom they have also promised a state alone against Turkey.

In a few months, the war will be over. After eight years of fighting and the sacrifice of tens of thousands of Islamist mercenaries, NATO’s dream of destroying Syria’s state structures has failed.

History is repeating itself. Once before, in Iraq, the United States had used Kurdish combattants, promising them a State before letting them be massacred by Saddam Hussein. Today the US lets other Kurds to whom it has also promised a State, face up to Turkey alone. _ In a few months the war will be over. After eight years of fighting and tens of thousands of Islamist mercenaries being sacrificed, Nato’s dream of destroying Syria’s state structures will have failed.

A week ago, two S-300 rocket batteries were deployed at Deir Ezzor in eastern Syria. Immediately after, the intensity of the US-led Coalition’s flights decreased by 80 percent in northeastern Syria. Since 18 September, the Israeli Air Force has not raided Syrian airspace.

An Israeli army delegation, led by Major General Aharon Haliva (chief of operations), visited Moscow and held talks with Major General Vasily Trushin (Deputy Chief of Operations of the Russian Army). Relations between the two armies deteriorated after the destruction of the Russian IL-20 aircraft during the attack of Syrian targets near the Russian air base of Hmeymim by Israeli F-16s.

The Israeli delegation arrived in Moscow because it failed to find flaws in the no-fly zone, imposed by the new Syrian defense systems delivered by Russia. The Israelis thought they could coax the Russians to get the Syrian missile security codes. Russia, of course, refused to give them to them.

What are the elements of the automated management of Syrian airspace that prevent Israelis and Americans from taking action?

Syria has received 6 to 8 S-300 / PMU2 batteries, with a range of 250 km. Missiles guarantee the safety of Syrian aircraft and military targets. However, these batteries are not the most important elements.

Management is provided by the Polyana D4M1 automated management system. The role of the automated management system is a necessary interface for the simultaneous operation of Syrian air and air defense units. Polyana D4M1 can cover an area of ​​800 km2, track 500 air targets and ballistic missiles and fix 250. With the Polyana D4M1, command centers of the Syrian Air Force also receive external information from the Russian aircraft A-50U (AWACS) and Russian surveillance satellites.

The Polyana D4M1 server memory stores the radar footprint of all air targets, including cruise missiles and the so-called “invisible” F-35 aircraft. When an air target is detected by a radar in Syria, the Polyana D4M1 automated system displays information for all detection radars, and guidance systems for Syrian and Russian aircraft and antiaircraft artillery. Once identified, air targets are automatically assigned to be shot. This automated system makes the older Syrian missiles of the Soviet era (S-200, S-75, S-125, etc.) almost as accurate as the S-300s.

The Polyana D4M1 network also includes Krasukha-4 systems for jamming ground-based radars, AWACS aircraft, reconnaissance aircraft with or without pilots. The network also uses the Zhitel R-330ZH systems for jamming NAVSTAR navigation devices (GPS) that equip the attacking means (airplanes, helicopters, cruise missiles, guided bombs, etc.).

What is the consequence of Russia’s implementation of the automated management of Syrian airspace?

The US military bases in Syria consist mainly of troops assigned to special operations, ie light infantry, without any armor or artillery support. They could not resist any land attack by the Syrian army supported by aviation. Having realized that US aviation will not be able to pass the Syrian anti-aircraft barrier without unacceptable losses, any intervention on their part becomes inappropriate. This is why the United States has just announced that it will start withdrawing the 2,000 soldiers from Syria [1].

At the same time, Turkey, supported by Russia, is preparing to launch a new offensive against the YPG in northern Syria. These new circumstances mean that the Syrian army will fight alongside the Turks. The YPG, trained and supported by the United States, will quickly lose all the territories they had taken from the Islamic State, which had taken it from Syria.

[1] The United States has announced that it has installed 2,000 troops in Syria. The numbers are are actually double.

Translation by Internationalist 360°