Trump’s Syria Exit Provokes Washington Panic

by Jeff Mackler, from Socialist Action, January 8, 2019 President Trump’s unexpected Dec. 19 Twitter announcement ordering a 30-day timetable for the withdrawal of the 2000 U.S. troops in Syria and 7000 of the 14,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan provoked a bipartisan panic in Washington. Defense Secretary “Mad Dog” James Mattis, “the butcher of Fallujah,” resigned in protest. He stated,[…]

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Reactions To Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Plan Say More Than The Plan Itself

by Caitlin Johnstone, from The Medium, December 20, 2018 President Trump has ordered the withdrawal of US troops from Syria, which is reportedly expected to take 60–100 days or 30 days depending on who you ask. According to Kurdish forces in eastern Syria the withdrawal of American as well as French troops is already underway, though France is saying it’s[…]

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U.S. Peace Council Statement on Proposed Removal of US Troops from Syria

US Peace Council Statement, December 27, 2018 On December 19, President Donald Trump announced that he would remove 2,000 US troops “now” from the territory of Syria. Defense Secretary James Mattis resigned over differences with his President over this drawdown. Trump also announced he would remove 7,000 troops from the war on Afghanistan, arguably the longest single US war. Corporate media and[…]

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What’s behind U.S. Troop Withdrawals Announced for Syria and Afghanistan?

Image: Map of Syria December 17, 2018 from Southfront.org. For full map with legend click here. by Sara Flounders, from the International Action Center, December 24, 2018 The announced withdrawal of the remaining 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria and a partial withdrawal from Afghanistan does not mean an end to the Pentagon’s aggressive militarism and endless U.S. wars – in[…]

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UNAC Statement on the Proposed Withdrawal of U.S. Forces from Syria

UNAC Statement President Trump announced, this week, that he is going to withdraw all troops from Syria immediately. It is unlikely he will end all military actiity in Syria. There is too much invested in the region. UNAC strongly supports any decision that will bring us closer to an end of the illegal 5 year occupation of Syria by U.S.[…]

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We Can End The US War On Syria

Above: No War In Syria demonstration 2013 in Los Angeles, CA. Photograph by David Mcnew for Getty By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance Newsletter, December 23, 2018 The US war against Syria was one that people almost stopped. President Obama was unable to get Congress to authorize the war in 2013, but the Pentagon and foreign policy establishment,[…]

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It’s About Time for the U.S. to Exit Syria and Afghanistan

Statement on U.S. exit from Syrian War by Black Alliance for Peace A real panic exists among the militarists and flunkeys of the military-industrial complex: They are concerned the U.S. president has gone completely off the ruling-class imperialist script. We find that hard to believe, since a move away from militarism and violence would indicate a fundamental departure from the[…]

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U.S. Occupation in Syria Facilitates ISIS Massacre in Sweida

Photo: Hundreds of refugees from the US-led coalition-controlled Rukban refugee camp bordering Jordan have traveled several hundred kilometers west to the Damascus suburbs seeking assistance from Syrian authorities.  ~Sott.net By Talal el-Atrache from Syria Comment – 8 Nov 2018 Throughout the Syrian war, the Southern Province of Sweida, in coordination with the Syrian army, had succeeded in protecting itself against[…]

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The Economic Atom Bombing of Syria

The United States, the European Union, the Arab League, Turkey, Canada and Australia have collectively taken measures since 2011, and the United States since 1979, to destroy Syria’s economy. The measures are illegal under international law, which prohibits states from using economic pressure, outside the framework of the UN Security Council, to coerce other states. With Syrians fleeing sanctions-induced economic[…]

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Syria and the S-300s: Recentering the People in the Global Struggles for Power

Protecting Russian interests in Syria and the Mid-East was and is the driving force for Russian military and diplomatic activity, nothing else! “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western world [….] No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity, much less dissent.”—[…]

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