President Trump announced this week his intention of pulling all US troops out of war torn Syria. This action has both good and bad reactions at home and abroad. I personally think this is a good move.
I never supported US Military involvement in Syria. President Obama has the US get involved in Syria’s civil war during the so-called Arab Spring movement. However our troops did not have a clear mission, objective, or goal. Nor was it clear on who the enemy was in this conflict.
Like most Arab Spring uprisings, militant hardline Leftist Islamic Fascists attempt to topple the government. In may cases this is a similar Leftist ruling totalitarian regime. But also it is generally mostly a secular government. And the Islamic fascists are deep fanatics of Shaira Law and the false religion of Islam.
Our involvement in Syria needed a review. President Trump promised one during his campaign in 2016. Under the Obama Administration US forces were assisting various rebel factions that we could not fully vet their ideology. We also were dangerously close to an open conflict with the Russian Federation who was also involved in the conflict with a clear goal of defending the al-Assad regime from any rebel forces. This placed the United States as a potential enemy in this conflict.
This was a very bad judgement call by then President Obama as it could have led to a new cold war or even a direct war with the Russian Federation. Also these Arab Spring militant Islamic Leftists are not friendly to the United State or to our only true ally in the Middle East, the state of Israel.
We are far better off with the devil we know in al-Assad in control of Syria than we are with another Islamic militant fascist state destabilizing the region. And Israel certainly doesn’t want another Arab stat with the goal of wiping Israel off the map right on her doorstep.
So as various pundits and talking heads on all sides condemn and condone the President for this action. And some will state the wrong reasons such as wanting to spread democracy or that the Russian Federation is our enemy and that the President is taking his orders from Putin and other such nonsense. I condone the action. We should have never entered the conflict in the first place.
The troops can come home and get a well deserved rest before being deployed elsewhere, such as the border. Maybe now we can consider a new deal with Israel. We should have a strong presence in the Middle East. Lets open a few bases in Israel where the mission is to defend our ally against Islamic terrorists and aggression. That is a mission I can support.