Trump’s New Pullout Of Syria: Is It Real Or Just Re-positioning?

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by Brandon Turbeville

With the surprise announcement by US President Donald Trump that American troops would be pulling back, refusing to defend the Kurdish forces it has supported from Turk attack, and refusing to support the Turkish forces now invading, almost as many questions are being raised about the future of the US presence in Syria than existed 24 hours before.

While the announcement is most certainly a welcome development, particularly for those who oppose American military involvement in Syria, it also raises the question of whether or not the US will be pulling out of Syria entirely or simply pulling back troops from the Turkey/Syria border. Will the US leave its encampment at Tanf? Will European forces take America’s place? Will America simply reposition itself as Turkish forces move in? What is Turkey’s real motivation? How will the Kurds react? How will Syria react? Perhaps even more pressing, how will the Military Industrial Complex, American War Machine, and Deep State react at home?

All of these questions remain without answers at this moment but will undoubtedly become answered within the coming days.

Is The US Pulling Out Or Pulling Back?

According to a flurry of MSM reports as well as a statement from the White House, the United States is pulling back from the area where Turkey is now planning to invade. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria,” the White House said in a statement released just before 11 p.m. in Washington. “The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‘Caliphate,’ will no longer be in the immediate area.”

This “immediate area” phrase is an indication that the US troop withdrawal is only for the Northeast of Syria, possibly only specific areas of the Northeast and not the Northeast entirely. It says nothing about the US presence at its base in the Eastern border region at Tanf. Thus, there is a strong indication that Trump’s withdrawal 2.0 is not a withdrawal after all, but a repositioning.

Donald Trump’s tweets, however, have a much bigger, bolder tone.

Reading the President’s Tweets, of course, sound like a man determined to actually end the war in Syria by removing troops illegally occupying Syrian soil and bringing them home where they belong. However, the last time Trump announced that troops were coming home from Syria, the warmongers in Congress, Pentagon, and MSM became apoplectic with rage, a “chemical attack” was arranged, and troops remain in Syria to this day.

Even if Trump’s withdrawal is not a full withdrawal from the country, the announcement is still positive news. At least the United States will not wade deeper into a war for dubious “allies” like the Kurds. See: The Kurdish Question: Why Federalization In Syria And The Creation Of A Kurdistan Is A Very Bad Idea) It may also be a start in the right direction. At this point, given the vague statements made by the President and the White House and the obvious propaganda coming from the Western MSM, only time will tell what the goal is here.

The War Machine Reacts At Home

Already, Western MSM outlets are labeling Trump’s decision as the “Syria controversy,” pointing out that Pentagon officials were caught by surprise, and lamenting the “betrayal” of the Kurds.

Predictably, leftist outlets trotted out the line that removing troops from Syria, even in part, is a gift to Russia and ever more evidence of Trump’s disproven collusion with Putin. Lindsey Graham has already labeled Trump’s decision a “disaster in the making” and has once again donned his hat of supporting every possible military action with his nonsensical claims that Iran will take over the region unless we commit more blood and treasure (illegally) to supporting communists and terrorists in Syria.

The result of any move toward peace by the President (who is not required to consult with the Pentagon) is obvious – he will face more trumped-up charges of collusion, “impeachable offenses,” and possibly even another “chemical attack” or volley of “last hospital in Idlib” propaganda.

However, if Trump wants to see his poll numbers continue to rise, he would do well to remove all troops from Syria immediately. It wasn’t Lindsey Graham’s idiocy that brought him to the White House, it was his talk of ending “ridiculous and endless wars.” It was not talk of being part of the “global community,” it was because of “America First.”

Staying in Syria a day longer is putting Israel and the Kurds first, not America.

For now, only time will tell just what the Trump administration has planned for its Syria policy. However, it should be clear that immediate withdrawal is the only sane choice.

Americans should put America first and only the Syrian people should decide the future of Syria.

About Brandon

Brandon Turbeville writes for TheOrganicPrepper.com and his own website, BrandonTurbeville.com He is the author of ten books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. His books can be found in the bookstore at BrandonTurbeville.com and on Amazon.

Turbeville has published over 1500 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, civil liberties and, most notably, geopolitics and the Syrian crisis. His most recent release is a book of poetry, “Dance, Amputee.”

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