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Pullout or short-distance move? Reports claim US troops hardly left Syria & airspace still unde



7 Oct, 2019 22:43

Pullout or ‘short-distance move’? Reports claim US troops hardly ‘left’ Syria & airspace still ‘under control’

US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull troops out of northern Syria has polarized Washington, but according to some senior officials, it’s not the full-scale retreat ceding the territory to the Turks it’s being portrayed as.

The US has merely pulled “a very small number” of troops from northern Syria near the border of Turkey, a senior State Department official told AFP on Monday following Trump’s surprise declaration of the pullout.

“Two very small detachments” - less than 25 people - have been moved back “a very short distance,” the source continued.

“There’s no change to our military posture in the northeast” of Syria beyond that tiny troop movement, the source insisted, adding that the US still controls the airspace in the northeast region of the country - a far cry from the wholesale abandonment of the region Washington’s hawks have been wailing about all morning. Pro-war politicians from Senator Lindsay Graham to former UN ambassador Nikki Haley slammed President Trump’s “betrayal” of the Kurds, whom the US has been backing - and bankrolling - in an effort to maintain a foothold in Syria.

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https://www.rt.com/news/470405-us-troops-pullout-minor-turkey/

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def_con5 Oct 7 #1
RCW2014 Oct 7 #4
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rondan Oct 7 #2
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:38 PM

1. Somebody's really lying

DU is hysterical with all the bombing and genocide going on. Are you saying the Turks haven't bombed and invaded?

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:49 PM

4. What I will say is ALL reporting from the region should be taken with a "grain of salt".

What I won't do is limit my sources to the MSM neocon news outlets.



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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 02:49 AM

8. You are correct, most everything there is very classified and 25 of our special ops don't matter.

Their lives matter very much to us but they will not stop or deter anything that the Turks want to do.

I read all the crap but what I know is that this is a very complicated situation that goes back a hundred years. We need to stay the hell out of it because we can not win.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:43 PM

2. Pay no attention to anything from RT NEWS. It is propaganda!

People who are posting from RT News are either deliberately pushing Russian propaganda or gullible fools.

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Response to rondan (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:47 PM

3. I've been called both and wear both labels as a badge of honor.

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Response to rondan (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 7, 2019, 08:51 PM

5. You're right

After re-reading this post with a critical eye. It's all sources, a senior official, etc.

No actual statement from State of the Pentagon.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Mon Oct 7, 2019, 10:10 PM

7. 2 ODA- Operational Detachment Alpha, aka "A" teams

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