here's more on hurricane trump's surprise announcement to leave syria from pat buchanan;
“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there,”
wrote President Donald Trump, as he ordered the withdrawal of all U.S.
forces from Syria, stunning the U.S. foreign policy establishment.
Trump overruled his secretaries of state and defense, and jolted this city and capitals across NATO Europe and the Middle East.
Yet, Trump is doing exactly what he promised to do in his campaign. And what his decision seems to say is this:
We are extricating America from the forever war of the Middle East so
foolishly begun by previous presidents. We are coming home. The rulers
and peoples of this region are going to have to find their own way and
fight their own wars. We are not so powerful that we can fight their
wars while we also confront Iran and North Korea and face new Cold Wars
with Russia and China.
As for the terrorists of ISIS, says Trump, they are defeated.
Yet, despite the heavy casualties and lost battles ISIS has suffered,
the collapse of the caliphate, expulsion from its Syrian capital Raqqa
and Iraqi capital Mosul, and from almost all territories it controlled
in both countries, ISIS is not dead. It lives on in thousands of true
believers hidden in those countries. And, like al-Qaida, it has
followers across the Middle East and inspires haters of the West living
in the West.
The U.S. pullout from Syria is being called a victory for Vladimir
Putin. “Russia, Iran, Assad… are ecstatic!” wails Sen. Lindsey Graham.......https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/12/patrick-j-buchanan/will-trump-hold-firm-on-syria-pullout/