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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:51 PM

After Trump Abandons Kurds, Israel Knows It Can't Rely on Anyone

Trump's decision must also be seen within the context of the Iranian-backed attacks last month on the Saudi oil facilities, and the deafening lack of an American response.

BY HERB KEINON OCTOBER 7, 2019 22:24

Don’t let the lack of any formal Israeli response to US President Donald Trump’s dramatic reversal of policy and decision to remove US troops from northern Syria fool you: Jerusalem is deeply, deeply concerned about this step.

Not because it will suddenly impact Israel’s ability to take action in Syria when it desires to halt Iranian attempts to entrench itself there – though it could make that marginally more difficult – but because it drives home the idea that Israel really can only rely on itself.

Trump’s decision – a reversal of last year’s reversal of an announcement to withdraw US troops from Syria – cannot be seen as an isolated decision. It must also be seen within the context of the Iranian-backed attacks last month on the Saudi oil facilities, and the deafening lack of an American response.

Both these incidents show that the present administration is little different from the previous Obama administration in its unwillingness to stand up and confront where necessary the negative forces in the Middle East – and this is something that has enormous significance for Israel.

What this is driving home to the country’s strategic planners is that while the US under a very friendly administration will support Israel at the United Nations; while it will offer assistance with aid for weapons; and while it will give it moral backing and defend it against international pressure – when it comes to the use of force, Israel must be willing and ready to defend itself, by itself.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:53 PM

1. ''and the deafening lack of an American response''...so you're saying SA can't defend itself now???

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 03:56 PM

2. ''Jerusalem is deeply, deeply concerned about this step''...it's cute when jew haters act concerned.

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Response to quad489 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:08 PM

4. I see no concerns by the poster. N

What am.i missing here?

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:06 PM

3. The Kurds are Sunni muslim

So there's that.

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 04:26 PM

5. 400 American troops are not a game changer

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