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#2900433 - 01/18/19 01:55 PM Trump Giving New Life to ISIS
StuAzole Offline
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 12838
says his own former advisor. This is pretty rough.

"The president’s decision to leave Syria was made without deliberation, consultation with allies or Congress, assessment of risk, or appreciation of facts. Two days after Pompeo’s call, Trump tweeted, “We have defeated ISIS in Syria.” But that was not true, and we have continued to conduct airstrikes against the Islamic State. Days later, he claimed that Saudi Arabia had “now agreed to spend the necessary money needed to help rebuild Syria.” But that wasn’t true, either, as the Saudis later confirmed. Trump also suggested that U.S. military forces could leave Syria within 30 days, which was logistically impossible.

Worse, Trump made this snap decision after a phone call with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He bought Erdogan’s proposal that Turkey take on the fight against the Islamic State deep inside Syria. In fact, Turkey can’t operate hundreds of miles from its border in hostile territory without substantial U.S. military support. And many of the Syrian opposition groups backed by Turkey include extremists who have openly declared their intent to fight the Kurds, not the Islamic State.
Bock you

#2900493 - 01/18/19 04:04 PM Re: Trump Giving New Life to ISIS [Re: StuAzole]
ifallalot Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 53691
Loc: HB, CA
Not our problem
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