Trump is either complicit or impotent!

Mr. Trump's recent announcement of his occupation troop withdrawal from Syria, at least in implementation for his elections slogans, is in the US interest first and foremost! Is it possible for an occupying whale, fish to survive in ''sands'' and to escape death if not annihilation!? The short history of the US history is filled but with innocents' blood, occupation, slaughter, and absurd wars.

Apart from others' misconceptions and wrong understandings about their advantages from such a willy-nilly  withdrawal of every occupation troops on the Syrian soil, every occupation is definitely to be flushed out , and by all means. The right to self-defence is guaranteed by all and by every principles and laws.  

In the jungle world of today, the USA and its satellite states can no more and should no more be allowed to lead the entire globe into apocalypse. Trump's warmongers are touring the globe leaving no stone unturned as to roll back on their president's declared stances! If the top US officials, not to mention the majority of Americans, work against the interests of their country, as defined by their own president, should the world be but satirizing such a gang-ring mafia-like  bosses!

 

Courtesy the Washington Post

 

Human life is sacred and should never be put as a bargaining chip by some clumsy war mongers. The sooner occupation ends, the better for all. Syria, fighting terrorism along with its brothers and allies, and on behalf of the entire globe, does need a Marshal plan for life and reconstruction, and not for new sanctions, sword-rattling, threat and occupation..

Just to cite a funny example for Mr. Trump's , at least  under the influence of what might be called ' deep-state mafia-like  war mongers:

 Bolton: We're not really leaving Syria.

Trump: We're leaving Syria very slowly.

Graham: Very, very slowly.

Bolton: Or maybe never.

Trump: When ISIS is completely gone.

Bolton: And Iran.

Trump: I hired Bolton and regret nothing. https://t.co/v5flv6cbSe

— Caitlin Johnstone (@caitoz)

January 6, 2019

“I never said we’d be doing it that  that quickly,” press were told by the president, who has indeed previously used the words “now” and “quickly” to describe the pace of troop withdrawal.

“We won’t be finally pulled out, until ISIS is gone,” Trump added.

National Security Advisor John Bolton has also announced additional conditions which will need to be met before there’s a full withdrawal of US forces from Syria, including the seemingly indefinite need to counter Iranian activity in the region, and the need for an agreement to be reached between the US and Turkey to protect Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria.

Bolton said the Kurdish factions are being advised by the US to “stand fast now” and refrain from brokering an agreement with the Syrian government or Russia to protect them from Turkey, a deal which has been on the table and seriously contemplated by the Kurds for many months. Such an agreement would help unify a fragmented Syria, would deter an attack from Turkey, and would remove any need for the US to protect its YPG “allies” (read: assets), so naturally the servants of endless war are working against it.

Bolton also said that the withdrawal only applies to northeastern Syria, and that troops are expected to remain indefinitely in the southern part of the country. Bolton is reportedly expected to explain to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Turkish president Recip Tayyip Erdogan, who humiliated Bolton and refused to receive him, that some of the troops who do end up being withdrawn from Syria will not be going home at all, but will rather be moved across the border to fight ISIS in Iraq.

John McCain’s testicular clone Senator Lindsey Graham announced last week that Trump is now slowing the withdrawal “in a smart way” after he met with the president, which knowing Graham’s relentless support for limitless war and military expansionism is perhaps not a great sign.

Empire loyalists are always calling to slow everything down when it comes to agendas which advance the interests of normal human beings, whether it’s single-payer healthcare or an end to military expansionism. Meanwhile they never slow down their attempts to ramp up the war engine and shore up control for the Orwellian oppression machine. When they demand to slow things down they’re only ever buying more time to finish constructing your cage.

Has Trump Been Outmaneuvered on Syria Troop Withdrawal? https://t.co/dhw07SCRF6 Failure to pull out the ~800 troops & equipment assigned in El Tanf that could be withdrawn across the Jordanian border w/in 24 hours suggests duplicity by foreign policy shadow government.

— Consortium News (@Consortiumnews)

January 3, 2019

So there’s that. Trump’s rhetoric on Syria has differed from people in his administration like Bolton and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, with the president tending to express more urgency on troop withdrawal and more indifference toward Iranian actions in Syria, but does it make any difference? It really doesn’t matter what noises Trump makes with his mouth if no moves to scale down interventionism actually occur. Either Trump is just saying words he knows his base wants to hear with no intention of following them through, or he is being “outmaneuvered by the Deep State” as Virginia State Senator Dick Black puts it, or he’s run into some other strategic brick wall to immediate troop withdrawal we can’t see, or maybe, perhaps, he will succeed in getting troops out of Syria.

I personally do not care about Trump’s motives. Antiwar analysts tend to put a lot of emphasis on what the president’s personal intentions are, but it doesn’t matter how Trump’s feelings feel or what kind of person he is inside, what matters is if America’s unconscionable global military expansionism gets scaled down or not. The power structure behaves the way it behaves, and if the troops don’t come home it’s because Trump is either complicit or impotent. Either way, the power structure and its behavior is what matters.

 

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