Although many commenters on our social media accounts are calling on President Trump to direct his attention on the large groups of immigrants which are heading towards the US-Mexican border, the President yesterday once again focused on Mr Jeff Bezos, stating that Amazon takes advantage of US postal services goodwill for their deliveries.
The news comes one day after Mr Trump had decided, against the advice of most of his aides, to pull US troops out of Syria and to freeze the $200 million in funding that was promised to Syrians by the now replaced Secretary of State Mr Rex Tillerson.
The Bezos-Trump feud is played out in the MSM as well, with the ‘Amazon Washington Post’ now launching an editorial in which it calls upon the President to keep US troops in Syria simply to have a seat at the negotiating table when it comes to splitting up the regional spheres of influence and, importantly, to not let the oil flow to Iran.
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Just as CNN, the Washington Post has now changed tack and is no longer focused on the inconsistencies between Mr Trump following the advice of (the now replaced) Mr Rex Tillerson but instead tries to drive a wedge between the President and Mr Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, the Secretary of Defence.
According to the MSM, US troops should now remain stationed in Syria (and in Iraq for that matter) to keep control over the flow of oil
Mr David Adesnik, director of research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies: “We have this 30 percent slice of Syria, which is probably where 90 percent of the pre-war oil production took place. This is leverage.”
Furthermore, Mr Chagai Tzuriel, director general of Israel’s Ministry of Intelligence, is quoted trying to influence the White House administration to keep a troop presence in the region simply to contain Iran.
Mr Tzuriel: “If there is a true commitment to counter Iran, it needs to be done in Syria first. If it’s not done in Syria, we will lose that campaign.”
“The presence of the American forces is very important … That buys you a seat at the table that decides the future of Syria.”
We would advise the fine gents at CNN and the Washington Post to simply read up on what Mr Trump’s base wants: no more wars abroad but a focus on the homeland. With this latest decision, he is once again doing just that.