By Philip   |  04-06-2018   News
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Two White House officials have reported a "tense" phone call between President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister's regarding the possibility of pulling out of Syria. Netanyahu reportedly fears that the US withdrawing would allow both Syria and Iran to muster forces near Israel's border. A statement released following the call stated that the call involved "recent developments in the Middle East," in which the president "reiterated the commitment of the United States to Israel’s security and the two leaders agreed to continue their close coordination on countering Iran’s malign influence and destabilizing activities."

Just last week, President Trump had announced that the US would be "coming out of Syria, like, very soon. Let the other people take care of it now." This runs completely counter to the US State Department who claimed they have no knowledge of any plans to withdraw US troops from the region.

Assad is supported by Russia and the Shi'ite militants that are, in turn, backed by Iran. He has stated his plan is to take back the entirety of Syria. The US-led coalition that was set up in 2014 to battle the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has been, for the most part, successful in turning the tides on ISIS. Ironically, much evidence exists to suggest that ISIS grew out of the rebellion forces comprised of "moderate Muslims" who were armed, funded and trained to take down Assad in the first place. At one point last year it was reported that <a href="http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-cia-pentagon-isis-20160327-story.html">CIA-armed militias were firing on CIA-backed militias</a>.

Currently, around 2,000 US forces remain with boots on the ground in Syria working alongside Kurdish-led SDF alliance.

Source:

https://www.haaretz.com/us-news/netanyahu-had-a-tense-phone-call-with-trump-over-plan-to-leave-syria-1.5977504

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Linda No. 22501 1523023523

DON'T CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR BI BI!

Patrick Swader No. 22502 1523023869

BiBi quit taking bribes it against the law, OH I forgot you politicians don't follow the law.

Anonymous No. 22506 1523027271

BiBi issues aside.

Israel is surrounded by Islamic terrorists.

At best it has become a Semi-Allie.

Pulling the USA over the years into several major middle east Middle -Africa issues .

If we have another Islamic Radical cut loose in the USA, I suspect trump will have the CIA / NSA resolve the payback issue by taking out UPPER Level Islamic Leaders. It is a lot cheaper and drives the point home at a local level.

Anonymous No. 22517 1523030917

The Izzys are a tough force that can handle their own. They just don't want all the blood on their hands, why should we? If the violence gets too intense on Israel's border it might get messy but they will still be standing after the dust settles.

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