Tuesday, December 25, 2018

here's an interesting presentation about hurricane trump's order to leave syria, and i imagine some will make noises in support of israhell after reading it;

When the news that US President Donald Trump was pulling out US military forces from the Syrian civil war – which is now all but decided with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad the last man standing despite the many and varied efforts of his Islamist and Israel enemies – (1) I knew that it would provoke a fit of public kvetching in the media like no other.

The stated rationale that Trump used was – as communicated on Twitter rather than the usual channels – ‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.’ (2)

Yet the Associated Press immediately began claiming that:

‘The aspect of this that he did not address is whether the extremists or others will fill the security vacuum created by the U.S. withdrawal to regroup and pose a new threat.

The administration said it intends to continue combating Islamic State extremists globally and could return to Syria if necessary. Still, critics launched a barrage of questions about the implications of Trump’s decision, including whether it opens the door for Turkish forces to attack the Syrian Kurds who had partnered with the U.S.’ (3)

This is typical neo-conservative pro-Israel drivel that ignores that there is no ‘vacuum of power’ because Bashar al-Assad’s government is – like it or not – the legitimate ruling body of Syria and has the experience as well as increasingly the manpower to step back into these formerly Syrian government run areas and manage their transition from a state of conflict back to normalcy.

The Syrian Kurds are not the concern of the United States and are armed rebels against US enemies such as Syria as well as US allies like Iraq and Turkey. It is also worth noting that the sudden neo-conservative concern about the Syrian Kurds is ironic because Israel has been arming them and funding their insurgency for decades. (4)

The chorus of alarmed chirps from other neo-conservative politicians has also been deafening with:......http://semiticcontroversies.blogspot.com/2018/12/on-donald-trumps-withdrawal-from-syria.html

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