US ‘pullout’ from Syria looking more like permanent occupation with 800 troops reportedly tasked to ‘protect’ oil
If the US government isn't in the oil business who are they protecting the oil for? in, Iraq, it was Exxon. The US citizens are paying to protect the pirated assets for the shareholders of some multinational conglomerate like Exxon. Large donors to GOP nad legitimate in the eyes of US laws due to Citizens United. Politicians are lobbied, bribed largely owned by these mega-corporations that are a system within a system that's no longer Democratic. (ODT)
The long-awaited US pullout from Syria appears to have been postponed, with Pentagon sources claiming some 800 troops will stay behind to “guard” Syria’s oil, in a mission even pro-war US politicians are calling “reckless.”
In the end, the withdrawal of 1,000 U.S. military personnel turned out to be largely illusory, as an influx of new forces to a different part of Syria left troop levels almost unchanged.
The abandonment of about a dozen outposts across northeastern Syria likely constitutes the largest mass closure of military bases of the Trump presidency. (Since the Pentagon refuses to provide an accurate count of overseas outposts, however, there’s no way to make certain of that.) Still, while this reduction of outposts in Syria is significant, it hardly constitutes a substantial drawdown of U.S. forces in the region (especially at a moment when President Trump may be sending tanks and armoured vehicles, with all the necessary supporting forces, into the area around Syria’s oil fields). With the president either reshuffling troops in Syria or merely relocating them elsewhere in the Middle East and a new contingent of American forces deploying to Saudi Arabia, there will
actually, be a net gain in U.S. troops in the region at this moment of supposed reduction.