Trump Criticized For Breaking With Longstanding American Tradition Of Remaining In Middle Eastern Countries Indefinitely

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But seriously, what do you think he's thinking?
After Trump announced that US troops would be pulled out of Syria, the President was quickly criticized by leaders on both the left and the right for breaking with the longstanding American tradition of remaining in Middle Eastern countries indefinitely.​
Trump drew ire from both sides of the aisle for his "careless and reckless" disregard for the beloved American custom of meddling overseas without a congressional declaration of war and then hanging around for another few decades.​
"Occupying a country on the other side of the globe and staying there forever is an American pastime," said a CNN host. "For Trump to pull out when we haven't even been there a decade yet is a disgusting display of his selfishness and unwillingness to conform to the standards of presidential decorum."​
 





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But seriously, what do you think he's thinking?



After Trump announced that US troops would be pulled out of Syria, the President was quickly criticized by leaders on both the left and the right for breaking with the longstanding American tradition of remaining in Middle Eastern countries indefinitely.​


Trump drew ire from both sides of the aisle for his "careless and reckless" disregard for the beloved American custom of meddling overseas without a congressional declaration of war and then hanging around for another few decades.​


"Occupying a country on the other side of the globe and staying there forever is an American pastime," said a CNN host. "For Trump to pull out when we haven't even been there a decade yet is a disgusting display of his selfishness and unwillingness to conform to the standards of presidential decorum."​
Who knows what he's thinking? All I can do is pray, especially about his NAR "Christian" advisers. Is he getting bad advice or is he just going rogue or maverick, which is kind of his thing?
 





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Who knows what he's thinking? All I can do is pray, especially about his NAR "Christian" advisers. Is he getting bad advice or is he just going rogue or maverick, which is kind of his thing?
This is where I have been as well. I do not understand it at all. And that Mattis resigned?!?! That’s disconcerting. I listened to the prophecy podcast that Red shared yesterday, and some think he is planning a peace agreement. I don’t know. It is all very odd. I’m feeling concerned for the Kurds from what I am reading.
 





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I’m all for pulling our troops out and bringing them home, however it is suspicious considering he keeps asking for increases to the military budgets and up until this announcement showed no prior actions of turning things down overseas. Also coming in the heels of congress deciding to stop messing with Yemen so idk
 





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I’m all for pulling our troops out and bringing them home, however it is suspicious considering he keeps asking for increases to the military budgets and up until this announcement showed no prior actions of turning things down overseas. Also coming in the heels of congress deciding to stop messing with Yemen so idk
Trump ran on exactly this issue, and promised six months ago that he would pull the troops from Syria.

I think it's a smart thing to do. If things get real hot in the Middle East, there's no need for the US to be involved.
 





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Why are you worried about the Kurds? And what do you suppose are Trump's motives for pulling US troops out of other countries?
Sultan Erdogan is going to genocide them, and they are my anarchist brothers and sisters ( or at least a lot of them )

I think the goal is to increase Russian and Turkey influence in the region in an attempt to make world events mirror prophecy.
 





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From what I understand there was only 2000 U.S troops in Syria. Now I'm sure those troops were all certified badasses. But lets put things into better perspective.

Theres like over 50000 police officers in the state of Texas. And they cant stop criminals.
 





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From what I understand there was only 2000 U.S troops in Syria. Now I'm sure those troops were all certified badasses. But lets put things into better perspective.

Theres like over 50000 police officers in the state of Texas. And they cant stop criminals.
American troops were getting into firefights with Russians, and the risk was that 2000 would turn into 5000, then 10000, and so on, and so on. Better to go home, and let the Russians go broke rebuilding Syrian oilfields.
 





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American troops were getting into firefights with Russians, and the risk was that 2000 would turn into 5000, then 10000, and so on, and so on. Better to go home, and let the Russians go broke rebuilding Syrian oilfields.
I agree with the first part of your statement. But I'm just not sure that Russia would go broke in Syria. As far as I've noticed the conflict in Syria isn't the Russian version of any U.S invasion of Iraq. Maybe that was supposed to be the end game, but it really hasn't worked out like that.

We are probably the ones more likely to be going broke. And that goes back to the question from justjess. Why is the Military budget going up? I mean obviously, I get that newer and bigger bombs are expensive. Plus the government gets jacked on those contracts, and of course, inflation is always rearing its ugly head. I'm just saying when does all that ever end?

I'm not trying to change the subject or anything. I'm actually fine with fewer troops on the ground and more technology. But part of the reason for doing that is to save on the costs of war. And obviously, I'm not just talking about dollar amounts. But saving lives and keeping families together.