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    The US is preparing to withdraw all its troops from Syria, US media are quoting defence officials as saying.

    CBS said it was told the White House had ordered the Pentagon to "begin planning for an immediate withdrawal".


    President Donald Trump tweeted that the Islamic State (IS) group - also known as ISIS - had been defeated in Syria, his "only reason for being there".


    Some 2,000 troops have helped rid much of north-eastern Syria of IS, but pockets of fighters remain.
    Syria conflict: US 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops' - BBC News

    Excellent news.
    These wars are a complete clusterf˙ck in terms of loss of life, money and diplomacy.
    Well done President Trump.

    Now, will he withdraw troops from any other place ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr_anderson View Post
    Syria conflict: US 'planning immediate withdrawal of troops' - BBC News

    Excellent news.
    These wars are a complete clusterf˙ck in terms of loss of life, money and diplomacy.
    Well done President Trump.

    Now, will he withdraw troops from any other place ?
    A bad move. Will allow the Turks to attack the Kurds who did the heavy lifting. A total sellout. It was only two thousand troops no big deal.

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    The Israelis will be furious.
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    It just means that they've accepted an Assad/Iran/Putin win.
    "What Michael Collins accepted in '22,De Valera accepted in'27 and Gerry Adams accepted in '98.Sooner or later they all come around to accepting the Treaty"

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    Trump, the puppet, doing what he's told by his handler, Putin. Even that little swish Lindsey Graham is aghast, and he sold out to Trump two years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aristodemus View Post
    Trump, the puppet, doing what he's told by his handler, Putin. Even that little swish Lindsey Graham is aghast, and he sold out to Trump two years ago.
    Seems it was Erdogan who forced him out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    A bad move. Will allow the Turks to attack the Kurds who did the heavy lifting. A total sellout. It was only two thousand troops no big deal.
    Exactly. US presence is the one thing preventing Turkey from further invasions of Kurdish-held territory.

    Erdogan can be added to the list of autocrats Trump has bent the knee to.
    I stand with two thousand years of darkness and bafflement and hunger behind me... and I couldn't give a ha'penny jizz for your internet-assembled philosophy. Evil Vicar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clanrickard View Post
    A bad move. Will allow the Turks to attack the Kurds who did the heavy lifting. A total sellout. It was only two thousand troops no big deal.
    Unless you're one of the two thousand.
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    Oh dear.

    Dan Popescu
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    Trump leaving Syria is a major victory especially for Assad but also Erdogan, Iran and Putin and a big defeat especially for US but also Saudi Arabia and Israel.
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