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Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:40 PM

Trump says the 1,000 American troops leaving Syria will remain in the region to help prevent reviv

Source: msn

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President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat.

© ASSOCIATED PRESS In this image made through a vehicle window, U.S. Gen. Joseph Votel, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East, center, arrives for an unannounced visit Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, at the al-Tanf military outpost in southern Syria. The U.S. trains Syrian opposition at the garrison outpost. (AP Photo/lolita Baldor)
In a written statement Monday announcing his authorization of economic sanctions on Turkey, Trump made clear that the withdrawing troops will leave Syria entirely.
He said the troops will "redeploy and remain in the region." He described their mission as "monitoring the situation" and preventing a "repeat of 2014," when IS fighters who had organized in Syria as a fighting force swept into neighboring Iraq and took control of Iraq's north and west.
Trump confirmed that the small number of U.S. troops at a base in southern Syria will remain there.

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Reply Trump says the 1,000 American troops leaving Syria will remain in the region to help prevent reviv (Original post)
Wash. state Desk Jet Oct 2019 OP
yaesu Oct 2019 #1
paleotn Oct 2019 #2
jpak Oct 2019 #3
dweller Oct 2019 #4
ananda Oct 2019 #5
Mike 03 Oct 2019 #6
Grokenstein Oct 2019 #7
Evolve Dammit Oct 2019 #8
dixiegrrrrl Oct 2019 #9
Hugin Oct 2019 #10
Skittles Oct 2019 #11
tclambert Oct 2019 #12

Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:51 PM

1. Oh, such brilliant military mind, paying for the same property twice. nt

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:58 PM

2. And we're supposed to believe all this crap.

I think not. Seems Assad and his Russian minders don't really mind a bunch of crazy jihadis running around the Syrian desert, as long as they cause trouble for the west. Reminds me of Soviet support for Red Brigade and Baader-Meinhof. Russkies have a history of supporting terrorists.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 04:58 PM

3. A day late and a dollar short

Imbecile

Yup

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:02 PM

4. ahh and may i be the 1st to say

FLIP FLOP !

fukhed ...

✌🏼

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:07 PM

5. Thls is all so fucking insane!

!@#$%

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:33 PM

6. No Shit

He constantly creates chaos and then pretends to avert its worst consequences. Now he'll brag about how he's saved us from ISIS. He'll be the president who "saved us from ISIS twice."

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 05:52 PM

7. I remember the fun days when

President Obama gave the okay to take bin Laden out (which Junior Bush and his boss Darth Cheney, cowards both, failed to do when he was cornered in Tora Bora). Republicans whipped up a complete fiction in which President Obama claimed personal credit for bin Laden's demise, then tried to flip his famous "you didn't build that" truth in his face.

Now they're saddled with God Emperor Puppet Sharpie nee Cadet Bone Spurs, trying to make excuses for his latest unimaginable fuck-ups while he goes golf-cheating again "to pwn teh libs."

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:12 PM

8. Meanwhile dedicating 1,500 troops to Saudie Arabia?? Haven't heard much about that....

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 08:26 PM

9. A year ago, our troops there were killing russian mercanaries.


In an article dated Feb. 2018:

Hundreds of Russian mercenaries were reportedly killed by U.S. forces in a failed attack on a U.S.-held military base and refinery last week. Citing U.S. and Russian sources, Bloomberg News reported more than 200 contract killers—mostly Russian citizens fighting for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad—died in what is believed to be the deadliest incident between Russian and U.S. citizens since the Cold War. Russia’s military has disowned any responsibility for the attack in the Deir al-Zour region and a U.S. military spokesperson appeared to accept that claim in a statement. No U.S. coalition casualties have been reported from the attack, but the death toll from the mercenary side is still rising, with soldiers being treated in hospitals in Moscow and St. Petersburg. Defense Secretary James Mattis is reported to have called the incident “perplexing.” The reported death toll would be far greater than all of the Russian casualties the Kremlin has acknowledged during its Syrian incursion.


https://www.thedailybeast.com/report-us-forces-killed-more-than-200-russian-fighters-in-syria-attack

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:13 PM

10. Let me guess... They'll be registering at the Trump Towers - Istanbul?

Prove me wrong.

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 09:36 PM

11. now he is trying to put all the horses he let loose back into the barn

Trump is fucking insane

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Response to Wash. state Desk Jet (Original post)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:57 PM

12. 1,000? I thought he said it was 50.

Surely he of the great and unmatched wisdom could not err by a factor of 20.

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