Trump pulls away from Syria
December 19, 2018 at 22:54 hours
| iro, jdc
The American president wants all U.s. troops to withdraw from Syria. Turkey, Russia and Iran will be delighted, for the Kurds, this is a blow.
On Twitter wrote to Donald Trump that the United States ‘ISIS have defeated in Syria, my only reason to be there’. The American president sent that message shortly after the messages were …
On Twitter wrote to Donald Trump that the United States ‘ISIS have defeated in Syria, my only reason to be there’. The American president sent that message shortly after the messages were published that the White House abruptly decided to all American troops – more than 2,000 troops – to withdraw from Syria and put an end to the American ground offensive against the terrorist group Islamic State.
Trump represents all long questions in costly and hazardous military missions abroad. Not only his government but also that of his predecessor, Barack Obama refused to dig deeper to be involved in the war in Syria. At the same time there were also many senior officials in Foreign Affairs and Defence in Washington in favor of troops in Syria to keep the security situation improved and a political solution could be found.
American soldiers and their Kurdish allies found it difficult to get the last resistance of to root. The terrorist group is not completely away from Syria. Stronger, according to a recent American report, there are still 14,000 of IS fighters in Syria and more in Iraq. The risk exists that they are using guerrilla tactics to their position will try to recapture.
But there are still a lot of other players in the region to keep in mind. The Americans were the Kurds in their fight against IS. With their presence they also formed a buffer between the Turks and the Kurds. A sudden withdrawal can the Kurds in Syria expose it to a Turkish offensive, the Kurdish ally of the Americans consider as part of a Kurdish terrorist movement. The departure of their American partner for the Kurds a huge blow.
Except Turkey, the regime-Assad, Russia and Iran take advantage of the U.s. departure to their influence. That is certainly thick at the meaning of America’s loyal ally Israel, that the influence of Iran in Lebanon and in Syria with heavy eyes gaze. This is why strategic’t make this decision to knots. Minister of Defence James Mattis had often mentioned that the US in Syria remain, as long as Iran is present. Retreat is in contradiction with the Us policy that Iran so strongly endorse, in addition, at a time when the sanctions against the regime in Tehran begin to bear fruit over.
The risks of further destabilisation in Syria are therefore large.