Statement from President Donald J. Trump Regarding Turkey’s Actions in Northeast Syria pic.twitter.com/ZCQC7nzmME— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 14, 2019
Good news: Donald Trump is pulling nearly all U.S. troops out of Syria.
Bad news: Some U.S. troops will remain behind at al-Tanf, a U.S. military base in southern Syria near the Iraq and Jordan border for Israel’s sake, and the troops being pulled out aren’t coming home but will only be redeployed elsewhere in the region.
“President Trump has confirmed that nearly all U.S. troops in Syria will be leaving the country while warning Turkey of repercussions for its offensive against Kurdish forces who had been key U.S. allies.
In a lengthy statement, Trump said the U.S. forces leaving Syria will remain in the region to guard against an ISIS resurgence. He also announced a suspension of trade talks with Turkey, a hike in steel tariffs to 50%, and potential “powerful additional sanctions” against those guilty of “serious human rights abuses.”
He said only a “small footprint” of U.S. forces would remain in southern Syria, while the northeast of the country would be abandoned entirely. …”
Where is elsewhere in the region?
Presumably, the Empire will redeploy these troops to Iraq or to Saudi Arabia where there is a military buildup going on.