I’ll remain hopeful some of this (not just “we took the oil”) was discussed with Presidents Salih and Barzani. Staying in neutral or halting all activities benefits KH, which is threatening Barham’s life, rocketing American troops, and killing youthful protestors in the streets.
Pakistan’s foreign minister said during his visit to Washington that the United States should remain engaged in Afghanistan even if it eventually pulls its troops out of the war-torn country.
@CoryBooker @realDonald Trump " @BernieSandersW @elizabet @JoeBidenh @JohnKerryf @amyklobucharo @PeteButtigiegr @TomSteyermae can continue to remain engaged without having an endless commitment of ground troops, " @PeteButtigieg , a veteran himself, argues. Buttigieg says there are alternatives that Trump is not taking when it comes to conflict in the Middle East.
Kataib Hezbollah protesters breaching the gates of the US embassy in Baghdad. They say they will stay till US troops leave. It’s the biggest US embassy in the world & supposedly secure but hard to see how diplomats can remain now
In a further demonstration of the helter-skelter of US Syria policy, 200 US troops will now remain in Syria to guard oil fields from ISIS. Question is: if oil fields are worth protecting, why not the escaped ISIS fighters? Or former US allies the Syrian Kurds?
Trump has said U.S. troops will remain in Syria in order to "fight for the oil," a plan Rep. @RoKhannaUSA calls a "blatant violation" of international law. "We can't send troops to extract oil. You can't steal oil from other countries."
BREAKING: US Secretary of Defence says some American troops will remain in Syria to protect oil fields