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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:42 am

lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Somebody besides D. Goldman thinks Orange Man is right re. Syria:
If 700 days out of US President Donald Trump’s 1,461 days of presidency seem a wasteland of unfulfilled promises and expectations in foreign policy – except, perhaps, on the Korean Peninsula – things dramatically changed on December 19 when he announced the troop withdrawal from Syria.
http://www.atimes.com/article/trump-mad ... -conflict/
A follow-up to the above . . .

"US troop withdrawal heralds the New Syria"
http;//www.atimes.com/article/us-troop-withdra ... ew-syria-/

Nothing wrong with a little optimism, especially with regard to the Kurds and Israelis. The article doesn't discuss it, but it is becoming more and more obvious that certain deep-state US interests (entrenched Pentagon types, left-wing Trump haters, etc) opposed to the removal of 2,000 US troops from Syria do not have Americas best interests at heart.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Doc » Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:57 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:42 am
lzzrdgrrl wrote:
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:02 pm
Somebody besides D. Goldman thinks Orange Man is right re. Syria:
If 700 days out of US President Donald Trump’s 1,461 days of presidency seem a wasteland of unfulfilled promises and expectations in foreign policy – except, perhaps, on the Korean Peninsula – things dramatically changed on December 19 when he announced the troop withdrawal from Syria.
http://www.atimes.com/article/trump-mad ... -conflict/
A follow-up to the above . . .

"US troop withdrawal heralds the New Syria"
http;//www.atimes.com/article/us-troop-withdra ... ew-syria-/

Nothing wrong with a little optimism, especially with regard to the Kurds and Israelis. The article doesn't discuss it, but it is becoming more and more obvious that certain deep-state US interests (entrenched Pentagon types, left-wing Trump haters, etc) opposed to the removal of 2,000 US troops from Syria do not have Americas best interests at heart.
At this point the reason for all US military and Military aid in the Arab world needs to be questioned.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:14 pm

"At this point the reason for all US military and military aid in the Arab world needs to be questioned."

Yes.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:23 pm

We are hearing of resistance by high-ranking congressional types to the removal of US ground forces, numbering around 2,000, from Syria. Let me get this straight. Is the presence of 2,000 troops in Syria essential to the survival of America? Are there not sufficient Arabs in the ME aligned against Islamic terrorism to fill the void?

Get the hell out of there.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 am

"ISIS could regain control of Syria within a year, Pentagon reports"
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Pen ... ear-579377

So, we are being told that after 3,000 US troops leave Syria, ISIS might "regain control of Syria." Can it be that there are no other forces, Arab or otherwise, to fill the void?

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by neverfail » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:47 pm

Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 am
"ISIS could regain control of Syria within a year, Pentagon reports"
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Pen ... ear-579377

So, we are being told that after 3,000 US troops leave Syria, ISIS might "regain control of Syria." Can it be that there are no other forces, Arab or otherwise, to fill the void?
Good point, Jim!

Could this be a case of The Pentagon doing a little bit of self-promotion?

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by dagbay » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:28 pm

neverfail wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 am
"ISIS could regain control of Syria within a year, Pentagon reports"
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Pen ... ear-579377

So, we are being told that after 3,000 US troops leave Syria, ISIS might "regain control of Syria." Can it be that there are no other forces, Arab or otherwise, to fill the void?
Good point, Jim!

Could this be a case of The Pentagon doing a little bit of self-promotion?
Hey what's wrong with war types doing self promotion? How would we have all those unnecessary and unwinnable wars without professional war mongering?
I'd rather be diving or flying alas for now I am on terra firma.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Milo » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:33 pm

dagbay wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:28 pm
neverfail wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:47 pm
Jim the Moron wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:15 am
"ISIS could regain control of Syria within a year, Pentagon reports"
https://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Pen ... ear-579377

So, we are being told that after 3,000 US troops leave Syria, ISIS might "regain control of Syria." Can it be that there are no other forces, Arab or otherwise, to fill the void?
Good point, Jim!

Could this be a case of The Pentagon doing a little bit of self-promotion?
Hey what's wrong with war types doing self promotion? How would we have all those unnecessary and unwinnable wars without professional war mongering?
I am always amused when IS being in control of Syria is positioned as something bad!

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Jim the Moron » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:37 am

Halt arms sales to Saudi-led coalition -

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle- ... -saudi-led

As previously suggested, the simplest solution is to ban arms sales to all Arab entities.

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Re: US Foreign Policy

Post by Milo » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:00 am

Jim the Moron wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:37 am
Halt arms sales to Saudi-led coalition -

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle- ... -saudi-led

As previously suggested, the simplest solution is to ban arms sales to all Arab entities.
Sell them all the arms they want, just don't do it on credit and don't stop them using them on each other! ie withdraw all troops from the region.

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