Chaos In Syria As Trump Pullout Frees ISIS Terrorists

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Trump: "I killed off ISIS."
Translation: "I revived ISIS."

In between rounds at his golf club, on both Saturday and Sunday, Donald Trump decided that he was done with Syria. He ordered the evacuation of a thousand U.S. Special Forces troops deployed to contain ISIS, the jihadi movement that still has tens of thousands of members waging an underground insurgency across Syria and Iraq. For five years, the Americans have been the backbone of support—providing air power, intelligence, and strategic advice—for the Syrian Democratic Forces. The Kurdish-led militia did the actual fighting against ISIS, losing eleven thousand fighters along the way. It evolved into one of the most important U.S. allies anywhere in the Middle East. More than seventy nations joined the coalition backing the S.D.F., but the United States has been the glue holding it together.

As if on cue, on Sunday, hundreds of families and supporters of the Islamic State escaped from a detention center in Ain Issa, in northeastern Syria. The Kurds reported that the black ISIS flag was soon erected nearby. “Five years of work—undone,” a U.S. official lamented to me, on Sunday. Trump’s order to withdraw also prevented U.S. forces from being able to transfer about sixty “high-value” ISIS prisoners from detention centers in the area controlled by the S.D.F., the Times reported.
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“We may want a war over—we may even declare it over,” the former Defense Secretary James Mattis said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “....if we don’t keep the pressure on, then ISIS will resurge. It’s absolutely a given that they will come back.” Mattis resigned in December, when Trump first announced his intention to wind down the U.S. presence in Syria and end the alliance with the S.D.F.

 
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Trump's legacy thus far:
Resurgence of ISIS
Slaughter of the Kurds,
A nuclear armed Iran,
A trade war with China and others,

What's next? Just imagine what he can accomplish with a second term.
You think we're gonna find out?

Are you saying there's a chance?

Or, are you betting on the Fake Indian...?
 

The Man

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To be fair, if these ISIS families ever do start presenting a credible threat to Putin and Erdogan's turfs and interests up there, they would be bombed to smithereens and wiped out, by both Russia and Turkey.

And those two don't give a shit about civilian collateral casualties either, unlike the Western Coalition...

So, point is, I don't reckon we have much to worry about from those folks. Do they even have any weapons?
 
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Trump's legacy thus far:
Resurgence of ISIS
Slaughter of the Kurds,
A nuclear armed Iran,
A trade war with China and others,

What's next? Just imagine what he can accomplish with a second term.
Trump's legacy:
The end of the Syrian Civil War.
Syria defending its own borders.
Syria working with its neighbor states to prevent a resurgence of ISIS.
Syria working with neighbor states to prevent a regional war.


Obama's legacy:
US involvement in Syrian Civil War that aided in the rise of ISIS.
US involvement that prolonged the Syrian Civil War that resulted in wholesale destruction in Syria, 400k+ dead and 7+ million refugees.
Illegal US invasion of Syria and illegal occupation of Syrian territory.
 
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To be fair, if these ISIS families ever do start presenting a credible threat to Putin and Erdogan's turfs and interests up there, they would be bombed to smithereens and wiped out, by both Russia and Turkey.

And those two don't give a shit about civilian collateral casualties either, unlike the Western Coalition...

So, point is, I don't reckon we have much to worry about from those folks. Do they even have any weapons?
The 9/11 dudes were only armed with box cutters and deep hatred.
The box cutters weren't the threat.
 
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