in the vicinityVideoSen. Lindsey Graham, says Trump of US want to pull troops out of Syria, “Obama-like”
Senator Lindsey Graham claims that the removal of U.S. troops from Syria to regenerate ISIS, damage to allies in the region, strengthening Iran and Russia.
Two top Republican senators on Wednesday, President Trump blasted the decision to move to compare all of the US troops from Syria, with the two the decision for the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq in 2011, with former President Barack Obama.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker, R-Tenn., told reporters that a planned White house meeting to discuss Syria has been canceled after he arrived in the executive mansion in the afternoon.
“The recent history of the wrought with the kind of results that happen when you Wake up just by leaps and bounds one day and decide that you are going to do something,” Corker said. “I have never communicated seen a decision like this, since I’ve been here 12 years – where nothing in advance and all of a sudden this kind of massive decision.”
Corker, who will leave the Senate next month, adding that “in many ways,” trump, the decision was even worse than Obama, because “here we are in a situation where we are in the vicinity of the Eurphrates River Valley, up to the finishing, cleaning [ISIS].” The 44th president’s troop withdrawal from Iraq, the blame for creating is often a vacuum, which allows to contain ISIS, the foot in the region.
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“It is of course a political decision,” Corker added. “But I’m sad for the lives that will be lost very quickly and I’m sad for all the people that have sacrificed, in the way that you have, into something that is won.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., who has more, closely with the trump administration as a Corker, Trump said the “Obama-as-decision” would signal that America’s middle East allies can’t rely on Washington.
“My theory is that by pulling from 2,200 in the North-East of Syria, is the boost ISIS’ ability to, again,” he told Fox News. “But even more than that, the Kurds in Syria, who came forward when no one else will help us in the fight against ISIS fought bravely and died in large numbers, they feel abandoned.”
“For me, this is an Obama-like decision. I hope I’m wrong. But I don’t think I am, and I have no understanding of why we do this,” Graham. “For me, it is a poorly thought-out idea. The disadvantage is really great, and the head is pretty small.”
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U.S. officials told Fox News that the United States consider all of the 2,000 American troops on the ground in Syria. Trump appeared to tweet a reference to the decision in a morning, when he said: “We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my sole reason for his presence during the Trump presidency.”
Graham echoed Corker, by complaining that the decision came “out of left field,” that the Congress be informed officially and it would make it harder to have the support of allies in the region in the future: “a lot of luck, to always help someone, you have to fight in this war in the future.”
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While Graham has an important trump allies on Capitol Hill — particularly during the confirmation of the Supreme Court, judge Brett Kavanaugh — he has shared with the President about the recent foreign policy disputes Earlier this month, Graham also warned Trump about the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman a “pass” on the killing of the writer Jamal Khashoggi, saying it would make him look “weak.”
On Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., the Syria criticized the plan — calling it a “big mistake” that would lead to the increased activity by Iran, which, in turn, a new Israel could trigger Hezbollah conflict.
“And our opponents use this as proof that America is an unreliable partner. Today’s decision leads to serious consequences to come in the next months and years,” he said.
Sen Ben Sasse, R-Neb., it is called a “weak decision.”
“Eight days ago, the administration as a hypothetical pull-out ‘reckless.’ Today we leave,” he said in a statement. “The President, the generals have no idea where this poor decision came. They believe that the high-fiving winners today are Iran, ISIS and Hezbollah. The losers, Israel, humanitarian, victims, and the US to collect intelligence. Many of the American-Nato-to be slaughtered States, if such a withdrawal is implemented.”
Not all Senate Republicans condemned the decision. Sen Rand Paul, R-Ky., said in the Senate that he was “proud of the President.”
“Most of the voices here want to stay, everywhere, for all time, and you don’t believe that it does, unless you go somewhere and stay forever,” said Paul. “The President has the courage to say, ‘We have won in Syria, and we are coming home.’ To do this the first President in my life, really.”
Earlier, the White house pushed back on the claim that this mark could be said the end of the campaign in Syria, the United States was with the transition “to the next phase of this campaign.”
“The United States and our allies are ready to re-defend engage at all levels to American interests, if necessary, and we will continue to refuse to cooperate, the radical Islamist terrorists’ territory, funding, support and all the means of infiltration of our borders,” Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.
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The first U.S. troops in the country in 2015, while the Obama administration troops as part of a partnership with the Kurdish-led ground against ISIS.
At the end of March, Trump said that the US would be forces to leave Syria “very soon.”
“We knock the hell out of ISIS,” he said. “We come from Syria, very soon. Let the other people take care of it, now. Very soon. Very soon, we come out.”
But the Minister of defence, James Mattis, and the National security Advisor to John Bolton, the convinced at the time, hold the President to the American troops on the ground in Syria, not only continue to fight ISIS, but keep an eye on the Iranian-backed forces in Syria.
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“We are not going to leave, as long as the Iranian troops are outside of the Iranian borders, the Iranian proxies and militias,” Bolton said in September, according to the Associated Press.
Pentagon representatives are caught off-guard by the latest proposal from the White house, several officials told Fox News. The development comes less than a week after Trump spoke with the Turkish President, Recep Erdogan.
Turkey has for a long time as the US-backed ground force ” fighting for ISIS in Syria, a terrorist group who killed because of their links with a separatist group in Turkey, thousands, has, in the past few decades.
Fox News’ Lucas Tomlinson, Caroline McKee, Chad Pergram, John Roberts and The Associated Press contributed to this report.