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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:25 AM

A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq





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A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

https://www.businessinsider.com/pentagon-blames-trump-for-return-of-isis-syria-and-iraq-2019-8


Ellen Ioanes
Aug. 8, 2019, 2:23 PM
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The Pentagon inspector general issued a report to Congress saying that the Islamic State is again growing in power in Syria and Iraq, with approximately 14,000 to 18,000 militants.
The report specifically said President Donald Trump's decision to rapidly draw down troops in Syria and pull diplomatic staff from Iraq increased instability and allowed the militants to regroup.
Former Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk, who resigned following the drawdown announcement, has repeatedly warned of this scenario, saying that Trump's policies would lead to chaos and "an environment for extremists to thrive."

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The Department of Defense's quarterly report to Congress on the effectiveness of the US Operation Inherent Resolve mission said that "ISIS continued its transition from a territory-holding force to an insurgency in Syria, and it intensified its insurgency in Iraq" even though Trump said ISIS was defeated and the caliphate quashed, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Many officials and experts have repeatedly warned that a rapid US withdrawal from Syria would enable ISIS to regroup into an insurgency after their battlefield defeats by the US-led coalition. ..............................................................

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Reply A scathing new Pentagon report blames Trump for the return of ISIS in Syria and Iraq (Original post)
riversedge Aug 16 OP
Iliyah Aug 16 #1
Historic NY Aug 16 #2
Proud Liberal Dem Aug 16 #3
Claritie Pixie Aug 16 #4
riversedge Aug 16 #5
Submariner Aug 16 #6
ChoppinBroccoli Aug 16 #7
spanone Aug 16 #8
IcyPeas Aug 16 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:30 AM

1. So much winning!



Leaving Syria in the hands of Putin, well done shithole.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:45 AM

2. Generalissimo Trump screws the pooch again.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:49 AM

3. I guess he can remove "defeating ISIS" off his list of accomplishments for 2020

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 11:58 AM

4. "Inadvertently"? Poor word choice. He knew exactly what he was doing.

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Response to Claritie Pixie (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:07 PM

5. somehow, the media does not want to lay it on too thick for Trump

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:35 PM

6. But her emails....lock her up

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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:36 PM

7. Didn't He Promise To Rid The World Of ISIS Within 30 Days?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 12:38 PM

8. This needs to go viral....

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Aug 16, 2019, 03:10 PM

9. and he wants to pull out of Afghanistan too

this thread from Latest Breaking News forum:

The Trump administration would withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan in exchange for concessions from the Taliban, including a cease-fire and a renunciation of al-Qaeda, as part of an initial deal to end the nearly 18-year-old war.


https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142355765

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