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    Turkey Syria offensive: Some US troops to stay, says Trump

    US President Donald Trump says some American troops will stay on in Syria despite his call for them to be pulled out.

    He said a small number would protect oil fields while others would stay near Israel and Jordan.

    His decision two weeks ago to withdraw US forces from the Syria-Turkey border region drew criticism even from some of his supporters.
    Soon after Turkey launched an offensive against former US allies the Kurds.

    The US president again defended his decision to withdraw, amid accusations he has betrayed Kurdish-led forces who have been an important partner in the battle against Islamic State.

    "Why should we put our soldiers in the midst of two large groups, hundreds of thousands potentially of people, that are fighting? I don't think so," he said. "I got elected on bringing our soldiers back home."

    But Mr Trump also said the US had been asked by Israel and Jordan to leave a small number of troops in "a totally different section of Syria".

    In another part of the country he said US forces were needed to "secure the oil".
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50134430


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    Yes, this was known all along, it will be a phased withdrawal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Yes, this was known all along, it will be a phased withdrawal.
    You knew all along that US forces would stay to prevent Syria from gaining access to its own oil?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    You knew all along that US forces would stay to prevent Syria from gaining access to its own oil?
    Trump has said all along some troops (about 200) would remain in the south until they are removed later as part of a phased withdrawal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Trump has said all along some troops (about 200) would remain in the south
    Yet another lie
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCount View Post
    Yet another lie
    Nope.
    People complained about it back when Trump first said we were leaving Syria, as soon as he talked about details instead of just a soundbite.
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    The oil does not belong to Syria, as both Assad and Iran will take it to fund their anti-Israel terrorist activities. May God continue to bless Trump for keeping troops in Syria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert089 View Post
    The oil does not belong to Syria, as both Assad and Iran will take it to fund their anti-Israel terrorist activities. May God continue to bless Trump for keeping troops in Syria.
    The oil belongs to Syria, also the US is not there to fight for Israel, Israel is very capable of protecting herself from Syria. Lets make Israel America great again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert089 View Post
    The oil does not belong to Syria, as both Assad and Iran will take it to fund their anti-Israel terrorist activities. May God continue to bless Trump for keeping troops in Syria.
    Quote Originally Posted by TER View Post
    Israel buys most oil smuggled from ISIS territory - report

    Perhaps this helps explain the relatively weak handling of ISIS by certain western nations?

    Is this partly the reason why the West has been pulling its punches when it comes to ISIS?

    According to an Israeli financial magazine, Turkey, Israel and ISIS are locked in a lucrative triangular trade involving Iraqi oil...

    ...

    LINK
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    Yes, this was known all along, it will be a phased withdrawal.


    Where does that oil go currently?

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    Quote Originally Posted by juleswin View Post
    The oil belongs to Syria, also the US is not there to fight for Israel, Israel is very capable of protecting herself from Syria. Lets make Israel America great again
    If Israel is great, then America and the West will also be great. Remember that it is Israel that acts as a fortress to protect the West from the invading Islamic horde.

    Currently America is acting as a bad ally towards Israel (for example letting Iran win in Syria), but this will definitely change as Iran will not survive Trump's next term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert089 View Post
    If Israel is great, then America and the West will also be great. Currently America is acting as a bad ally towards Israel (for example letting Iran win in Syria), but this will definitely change as Iran will not survive Trump's next term.
    Luckily for you, the neocon, Israeli firster is in power and even his opposition agree with him on this issue. For the sake of humanity, I hope your side loses
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    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyEagle View Post
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