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‘American troops aren’t coming home’: Analyst

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“American troops aren’t coming home from all over the world whether or not President Trump really intends to do it,” an American political commentator has said.

Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute Daniel McAdams made the remarks during a panel discussion on RT where James Jatras, a former Senate foreign policy adviser in Washington, also participated.

 “Unfortunately, US troops are not leaving Syria right now. We hope they will but simply there are a few dozen who are removed out of the direct line of fire between the Kurds, and Turks and the Syrian Arab Army,” McAdams said.

“Unfortunately, American troops aren’t coming home from all over the world whether or not President Trump really intends to do it. He is good on the rhetoric but unfortunately he is not that good on the follow-up,” he noted.  

“But let’s hope he continues to that way. I’d like to see American troops completely out of the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia and Iran,” he stated.

On Sunday Republican Senator Mitt Romney took a shot at President Trump and said he was abandoning Kurdish allies in Syria.

Romney said the future will not be kind to Trump’s legacy. “We should never abandon our friends.”

“Well, clearly, the world watches and people who potentially could be our allies at a critical time say perhaps the US won’t stay with us. Perhaps they’ll cut and run if they think it’s in their best interest. And, walking away from the Kurds in a corner of Syria at a critical time when the troops coming from Turkey are intent upon doing them harm is something which I think would be a very dark spot in American history,” he added.

Commenting on this McAdams said, “It’s shocking if anyone listens to a single thing Romney has to say, because every foreign policy position he has taken has been dead wrong. He talks about Iran benefitting from the situation. No, Iran benefitted from the 2003 US attack on Iraq that Romney supported it in full-throated way and continues to support it. So that’s why Iran is doing so well in the region. The US military came and removed any opposition to Iran. So Romney! Forget the guy he does not know what he is talking about.”

Turkey earlier this month began pounding the positions of Kurdish fighters with jets and artillery and sent in troops to purge them from the area east of Euphrates.

The offensive came three days after Trump announced he would pull US troops from the region, effectively exposing its allied Kurdish militants to their archenemy, Turkey.

On Thursday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said his government will respond through all legitimate means available to the Turkish offensive.

During a meeting with visiting Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih al-Fayyadh in Damascus, Assad said foreign schemes in the Middle East region have been foiled throughout history, and the Turkish criminal aggression, launched by Erdogan’s administration, on Syria falls within such plots.


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