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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:22 AM

U.S. military announces start of Syria troop withdrawal

Source: The Washington Post



By Louisa Loveluck and John Hudson January 11 at 7:52 AM

BEIRUT — The U.S. military said Friday it has begun withdrawing troops from Syria, initiating a drawdown that has blindsided allies and sparked a scramble for control of the areas that American troops will leave.

U.S. forces have “begun the process of our deliberate withdrawal from Syria,” read a statement from the U.S.-led coalition. “Out of concern for operational security, we will not discuss specific timelines, locations or troop movements.”

President Trump’s Dec. 19 announcement that he was moving to disentangle U.S. troops from Syria’s complex battlefield sparked fears that the move might undo efforts to defeat the Islamic State’s final remnants in Syria.

It also marked the culmination of years of criticism by Trump over Washington’s role in foreign wars. In public statements, he had repeatedly suggested that he wanted to bring American troops back home.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/us-military-announces-start-of-syria-troop-withdrawal/2019/01/11/77455bda-1585-11e9-90a8-136fa44b80ba_story.html

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DonViejo Jan 11 OP
watoos Jan 11 #1
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jan 11 #4
lark Jan 11 #2
Polybius Jan 11 #3

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:33 AM

1. Trump listens to Putin,

Bibi is going to be pissed, so is Saudi Arabia. No more touching the glowing orb.

The Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline is a go. Gazprom is going to be the investor/operator. A year or 2 ago Putin "sold off" a piece of Gazprom, could it be, nah, that Trump got a piece?

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 03:25 PM

4. ..

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 09:56 AM

2. So Bolton's speech was a total lie, as I suspected.

Lots here thought this meant no pullout, I thought the pullout would happen, the speech just meant Bolton was trying to talk some sense into drumpf, or cover this up. However, leaving Syria isn't about policy, it's about protecting drumpf from conspiracy to commit murder charges and protecting his son=in-laws big funder, mbs. drumpf knows that Erdogan has the proof and will release it if he doesn't leave, plus it will help his master PUtin, so is getting the hell out of there. He doesn't give a shit about anyone but himself so is letting the Kurds be murdered to protect his own murderousness.

Edit - removed a couple of typos, will I ever learn to type accurately and fast on a flat keyboard?

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Response to lark (Reply #2)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 10:47 AM

3. Bolton is a crazy warmonger though

If ever given a choice between troops or no troops, he'll choose troops every time.

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