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Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan: Arab occupational force and Arabs will pay for it – report

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    Trump’s Syria withdrawal plan: Arab occupational force and Arabs will pay for it – report
    Published time: 17 Apr, 2018 14:43Edited time: 17 Apr, 2018 14:59
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    Washington reportedly wants Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar to replace the US in terms of troop deployments and funding in “stabilizing northeastern Syria,” according to the Wall Street Journal.
    The US currently has two major points of military presence on the ground in Syria: one on the border with Jordan in the south and one in northeastern Syria in an area controlled by the predominantly Kurdish Syrian Democratic Force (SDF). President Donald Trump announced plans to withdraw American troops from Syria, apparently dismayed by the cost of the operation. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Trump administration wants to shift the burden of occupying northeastern Syria – which is touted as an effort to stabilize the area by the newspaper – to Arab countries.

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    The WSJ says John Bolton, Trump’s new national security adviser, called Abbas Kamel, Egypt’s acting intelligence chief, to see if the Arab nation with the largest standing army was willing to contribute to the planned changing of guard. Washington also asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to contribute billions of dollars into a buildup in northern Syria and asked to send troops as well.

    “The mission of the regional force would be to work with the local Kurdish and Arab fighters the US has been supporting to ensure Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS] cannot make a comeback and preclude Iranian-backed forces from moving into former Islamic State territory, US officials say,” according to the newspaper.

    The plan is apparently meant as an easy way out for America, which found itself in a perilous situation in Syria, having troops there with no legal ground and balancing amid countering goals and interests. For instance, Washington’s NATO partner Turkey sees America’s Syrian Kurd allies as terrorists and a legitimate target for military action.

    However, having the Americans replaced with other foreign troops would entail challenges, too. Saudi Arabia and the UAE are otherwise preoccupied with their stalled military involvement in Yemen and may find it politically awkward to deploy troops alongside Qatar, a nation they accuse of supporting terrorism and of being close to Iran.

    Egypt’s troops are busy fighting against jihadist groups in the Sinai Peninsula in the east and securing the lengthy desert border with Libya in the west. Both regions became major security threats after the events of the Arab Spring, during which Libya was reduced with the help of NATO to a patchwork of warring militant groups. Egypt suffered several years of political turmoil and a military coup, after which the supporters of Muslim Brotherhood found themselves under government pressure again.

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    The willingness of the Kurds to accept foreign Arab troops is far from certain. With some Syrian Kurds already feeling betrayed by the US over Washington’s failure to protect them from Turkey, getting a foreign Arab force deployed near their lands may be too much to swallow. Especially since some of the Islamist groups that the Kurds fought against during the seven-year war were funded and armed by the same Arab countries.

    The WSJ also points out that cost reduction expected by the replacement may not be as big as the Trump administration hopes. The Arab expeditionary force would still require air support, logistical supply and possibly at least some presence of US troops among their ranks.

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    Sounds like a plan
     
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    You should be Happy. You are fully capable to take on both USA and KSA.
     
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    Why don't you read the article before jumping on others dude? :lol:

    Article says that USA is withdrawing and replaces its terror feet soldiers with his supposed Arabs. Please read the article, or at least try to comprehend just the title

    I'm grateful for you sincere try :omghaha:
     
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    What if its muslim nato? Pakistan and Turkey are in it
     
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    Pakistan and Turkey are doing fine with Russia. And hopefully no one falls into Trumps trap and no war takes place in the region, the way Trump wishes to happen in Syria, you warmonger koala. :omghaha:
     
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    War keeps the Mullah Regime in Iran alive. Hard fact
     
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    War makes money for Pentagon, koala :partay:
     
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    Tbh trump will find it easier to pressure macron and may into sending troops rather than introducing an arab coalition.
     
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    Then both Satan and Mullah are in bed
     
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    Does that bother you?
     
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    I like it

    Perfect match
     
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    Back on topic

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    Trump will go for Arab armies, British parliament and French parliament members have opposed Trump and his attack against Syria. It's possible to leave the task for army of mercenaries in the region. When Trump says Arab armies, he is pointing at Jordan. None of Arab countries except for Jordan would accept it. Must wait and see sir
     
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    It's beyond Trump at this point. Trump's original agenda when he was running for POTUS were better relationship with Russia and non-interventionism, i.e. foreign policy of disengagement, especially the mid-east. The Pentagon and the US "deep state" had completely different plans than that of Trump, plans which have now materialized and we can all witness. The US "deep state"/establishment are warmongering moral degenerates. True fitnah and fassad.

    Whenever Trump has even hinted of disengaging from the Syrian quagmire, US somehow manages to sink further in to the swamp through some very well timed and convenient series of events. The POTUS and his administration has a partial control over the foreign policy of the US, the real strings are being pulled by a different establishment.