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2019-10-15 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Trump's Syria withdrawal is a boon for ISIS ‐ and a nightmare for Europe
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Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-15 07:10|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10796 views ]  Top

#1 European bird cage liner.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-15 07:18||   2019-10-15 07:18|| Front Page Top

#2 I wonder if we still have black sites in Syria?
Posted by JohnQC 2019-10-15 09:43||   2019-10-15 09:43|| Front Page Top

#3  Author: Daniel Byman is a professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. This essay draws on his new book....

Typical of our fake "journalism" that, instead of doing real reporting-- like Thomas Wictor, who has actually been observing this war in situ, on the ground, and who knows what the hell hes talking about-- they ask an academic to speculate and build an entire 5,000+ word article about a hypothetical event that he attributes to Trump but has zero evidence for.

So instead of clear reporting and fact-based analysis we get more "I can't verify this but remember: OrangeMan Bad"

Stop calling what these outlets do "journalism." Nothing of the sort.
Posted by Lex 2019-10-15 09:46||   2019-10-15 09:46|| Front Page Top

#4 Sees Vox, scrolls to comments.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2019-10-15 10:18||   2019-10-15 10:18|| Front Page Top

#5 It's only a nightmare for Europe because they don't have sense enough to secure their borders.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-10-15 11:06||   2019-10-15 11:06|| Front Page Top

#6 If Europeans are so concerned, let them deploy their own troops in Syria.

If they don't, we can only conclude the whole thing is a tempest in a teapot.

Although I am deeply enjoying the rank hypocrisy of the far left outraged that peace is breaking out and endorsing the military-industrial complex that they so long vehemently opposed.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2019-10-15 12:30||   2019-10-15 12:30|| Front Page Top

#7 If only there was a modern industrialized nation with skin in the game near to that region that could do something....
Posted by ruprecht 2019-10-15 13:09||   2019-10-15 13:09|| Front Page Top

#8 Given the thousands of Europeans who went to fight for the Islamic State and the problems Europe has had with jihadist terrorism in general, they should be alarmed

Yes, it's all good fun playing both ends against the middle until the lone wolves start coming home. As the saying goes, "Ya get what ya play for..."
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-10-15 13:36||   2019-10-15 13:36|| Front Page Top

#9 Europe just pulled their troops out, over 1,000, leaving the 50 US troops without any support. The news wont tell you they had an ODB and a couple A teams and that's all there...
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-10-15 15:07||   2019-10-15 15:07|| Front Page Top

#10 ODB = Operations Detachment Bravo, operations and planning cell. Can have one or more Operational Detachments (ODA's) attached. Usually led or commanded by a Major.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-10-15 16:47||   2019-10-15 16:47|| Front Page Top

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