From JTA.org

President Donald Trump said the United States would retain influence in Syria in order to protect Israel, even as U.S. troops are withdrawn.

“We’re going to be there and we’re going to be staying– We have to protect Israel,” Trump told Margaret Brennan on CBS’s “Face The Nation” on Sunday when asked about a timetable for the withdrawal of 2,000 troops. “We have to protect other things that we have. But we’re- yeah, they’ll be coming back in a matter of time.”

He said that his administration has “done an incredibly job” with Syria. “When I took over Syria it was infested with ISIS. It was all over the place. And now you have very little ISIS and you have the caliphate almost knocked out. … When I took it over it was a disaster. I think we’ve done a great job with that,” he said.

Trump suggested the continued U.S. presence in Iraq would be a bulwark against Iran’s influence in the region.

“I want to be able to watch Iran. All I want to do is be able to watch,” he said. “We have an unbelievable and expensive military base built in Iraq. It’s perfectly situated for looking at all over different parts of the troubled Middle East rather than pulling up. And this is what a lot of people don’t understand. We’re going to keep watching and we’re going to keep seeing and if there’s trouble, if somebody is looking to do nuclear weapons or other things, we’re going to know it before they do,” he said.

He called Iran “a vicious country that kills many people.”

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Good read. Cheers for the link. Yes the whole PNAC Region must be tense & tired of the proxy wars hype & broken promises. Interesting to watch what develops & if they decide to sacrifice cultural identity-peace-regional stability for the Mammon RA offered by usual suspects.

  2. JANUS TRUMP – “called Iran “a vicious country that kills many people.”
    The hypocrisy is beyond deafening & makes me ashamed of the Neo-Rome Imperialism (900+Military bases) when we all know Trump ran on non-interventionalism.

  3. We’re leaving, we’re leaving…except we’re not. Sending in 600 more troops and tons of weapons..to cover the withdrawal of 2,000…or not. I keep hearing this 2,000 number and somehow it just doen’t jibe with estimates of the last 2/3 years, not to mention the numerous bases we’ve set up. What numbers would Gordon put on our actual troop strength there? What a political and military CF, the chaos ploy. The only ones that got it right is the Russians, they don’t see the US leaving at all…just more bluster and obfuscation to keep the status quo. Of course, should Bibi change his mind…

  4. Israel Lover Liar Con Artist Trump has a long history of lying in New York as documented by former top investigative journalist the late Wayne Barrett in New York. Trump lied with his Father about refusing to rent to blacks. Trump lied about saving priceless artifacts at the former building replaced by his tower. Trump lied about paying former low end Polish workers and much much more. First he tried to bribe Barrett, then he threatened him. Much of this sordid story is documented in articles in the former Village Voice and a Wikipedia article TrumpTower.
    Believe nothing that Trump says, let his actions speak for him because they are all one can believe. He lives for his friends in Israel who treat Palestinians like garbage every day.

    • Israel Lover Trump is in good company with the whores in Congress who just voted with only one objection to send even more money to the criminal gangsters in Israel. These are all traitors to the U.S. and should be sitting in a jail cell for life. Israel did 9/11/01 along with Bush, Cheney and Four Star generals and criminals in New York and many other crimes against America. This country has been hi jacked by Israel and is on the way down.

  5. Mr. President you damned well know you would probably be a valet at a cheap Reno hotel if it were not for your jewish bedfellow Sheldon Adelsen and the rest of that Rat Pack of Zionist Puppetmasters that have wrestled the Constitution from We the People !….Watch for a False Flag Event to hit one or 2 of the American compounds done by Israel and the blame of course will be anyone but the 9-11 instigators , ” our best ally and friend in the middle east. ” HA HA …

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