(GW post #94) Trump: "we may have to fight for the oil. It’s okay."

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A few weeks ago Trump suddenly decided to pull our troops out of Syria and abandon our allies, the Kurds, who had not only done the vast majority of the hard work destroying ISIS to a very high cost to themselves, but were also holding about 10,000 ISIS prisoners. After his teleprompter speech following the Baghdadi raid, Trump started speaking off the cuff and said this:

Look, we don’t want to keep soldiers between Syria and Turkey for the next 200 years. They’ve been fighting for hundreds of years. We’re out. But we are leaving soldiers to secure the oil. And we may have to fight for the oil. It’s okay. Maybe somebody else wants the oil, in which case they have a hell of a fight. But there’s massive amounts of oil.

So, over 16 years after the invasion of Iraq, Trump freely admits the US policy in the Mid-East: American blood for Mid-East oil. Oil we don't specifically need, but oil that is vital to our allies.

First, since Trump has already claimed he's defeated ISIS, who is he willing to spill American blood to fight over these "massive amounts of oil"?

Second, what are all the Trump fans who supported Trump's withdrawal plans now going to say about keeping American troops in Syria to fight over oil "We, the People" don't need and will never use? Will they flip-flop just like Dear Leader?

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Oil is a valuable resource to many of our allies.

Not sure what your problem here is with this.
 
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Oil is a valuable resource to many of our allies.

Not sure what your problem here is with this.
My problem is all the hypocrites who just a week ago were screaming how great Trump was to get us out of the ME. These are the same hypocrites who screamed how great Trump was to push our allies to carry their own weight, a point I supported.

My main problem is that now Trump has revealed to the world that American blood will be spilled defending oil for our allies.
 

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A few weeks ago Trump suddenly decided to pull our troops out of Syria and abandon our allies, the Kurds, who had not only done the vast majority of the hard work destroying ISIS to a very high cost to themselves, but were also holding about 10,000 ISIS prisoners. After his teleprompter speech following the Baghdadi raid, Trump started speaking off the cuff and said this:

Look, we don’t want to keep soldiers between Syria and Turkey for the next 200 years. They’ve been fighting for hundreds of years. We’re out. But we are leaving soldiers to secure the oil. And we may have to fight for the oil. It’s okay. Maybe somebody else wants the oil, in which case they have a hell of a fight. But there’s massive amounts of oil.

So, over 16 years after the invasion of Iraq, Trump freely admits the US policy in the Mid-East: American blood for Mid-East oil. Oil we don't specifically need, but oil that is vital to our allies.

First, since Trump has already claimed he's defeated ISIS, who is he willing to spill American blood to fight over these "massive amounts of oil"?

Second, what are all the Trump fans who supported Trump's withdrawal plans now going to say about keeping American troops in Syria to fight over oil "We, the People" don't need and will never use? Will they flip-flop just like Dear Leader?

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Uhhh so trump didnt know this a few weeks ago when he publicly abandoned the kurds. omg thats gonna be a funny conversation asking the kurds for local assistance now.
 
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Trump seems to think everyone should be billed for what American decides to do without their, consent. Ironically, he claims he was against the war, but at the same time, claims it would be just fine if we essentially steal the natural resources of other nations to enrich America.

Should we bill Trump for the cost of investigating him?

How does Trump believe it is okay to just "take the oil"?

As Vanity Fair says....."Screw the Kurds, take the oil".......in reference to Trump's actions.

As has been pointed out, was it really "smart" to screw the Kurds, then try to secure Syrian oil for America and it allies? Weren't the Kurds, allies?
 
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The idiot doesn't understand that he's publicly advocating for the commission of a war crime.

It was the only way his minions could convince him that it was stupid to pull US troops out of Syrian Kurd territory simply because Erdogan asked him to.
 

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Oil is a valuable resource to many of our allies.

Not sure what your problem here is with this.
1) It's not our oil, it belongs to the people of Syria, and we have lost all credibility RE: securing it for them after directly inviting an invasion of their territory by Turkey.

2) Even when we have nakedly economic objectives in pursuit of our strategic interests, discussing them in such a blasé manner is a propaganda coup for our enemies.

3) It's also demoralizing to the troops we are deploying on this mission. They are going to risk their lives for oil?

4) We are now a net oil exporter and Syria is not a major world oil producer, so what he said doesn't even make any sense, even from a realpolitick point of view.