What Troop Withdrawal? Mike Pompeo Says Trump Willing to Take Military Action in Syria

What Troop Withdrawal? Mike Pompeo Says Trump Willing to Take Military Action in Syria from The Free Thought Project

The deep state is making it clear by shutting down Trump on a Syria withdrawal, that they are hell bent on perpetual war.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump is willing to take action in Syria again but hopes he won’t have to. It comes as the US prepares to withdraw troops, which Pompeo says will go ahead despite criticism.

Speaking in Cairo as part of a Middle East tour to reassure leaders that the US will maintain some sort of presence in the region, Pompeo declared that the US is still open to intervention in Syria, but he hoped that Trump “won’t have to.”

“When America retreats, chaos follows,” Pompeo said. “America will not retreat until the terror fight is over.”

Trump declared IS (Islamic State, formerly ISIS or ISIL) defeated and the US’ mission in Syria accomplished in December, and announced that the roughly 2,000 US troops there would be brought home. Withdrawing from foreign conflicts was one of Trump’s key campaign promises, but the announcement nevertheless shocked much of the Washington establishment and media.

Even within the Trump administration, key officials sought to temper Trump’s announcement. National Security Adviser John Bolton said that the withdrawal would only occur after the US had drawn up a contingency plan with its allies in the region to protect Kurdish fighters in Syria from Turkish forces, and to contain Iranian influence in the war-stricken country.

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Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.