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🇺🇸🇸🇾What is Trump’s strategy for Syria and the region? l Inside Story



For the first time since he became president two years ago Donald Trump visited American troops in a conflict zone – Iraq.
His surprise three-hour stop was at an air base west of Baghdad the day after Christmas.
He didn’t meet any of the Iraqi leadership but invited Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi to the White House in the New Year.
Trump used the opportunity to defend the withdrawal of troops from Syria saying it was made possible by the defeat of ISIL.
But critics have condemned what they see as the president’s increasingly isolationist foreign policy saying it will give ISIL a chance to regroup.
Trump says the work of U.S. forces is complete and regional forces will ensure ISIL remains dismantled.
It’s reported Trump also wants to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan from 14,000 to 7,000.
What is Trumps’ strategy for the region and what message is he trying to send?

Presenter: Mohammed Jamjoom
Guests:
Ali Al-Nashmi, Political Analyst
Peter Galbraith, Former U.S. Ambassador
Afzal Ashraf, University of Nottingham

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  1. MUSLIM BROTHERS AND SISTERS DO NOT LET THE KURDS YPG, GET BUTCHERED BY THE FASCIST TURKS. THEY ARE NOT CATTLE TO BE SLAUGHTER. THEY ARE HUMANS BEINGS , AND THEY BLEED JUST LIKE YOU. THANK YOU.

  2. are you kidding the fool has no strategy

  3. The Kurds left the Christians to merciless Isis!

  4. The way that old guy in purple sweater was going on and on defending trump, I thought he would pull out a maga hat for his head.

  5. who says nobody supports withdraw from Syria??? there are planty of regional people & political forces welcomed it. Warmongers don't know what to do!

  6. Strategy? The man flies by the seat of his britches.

  7. ISIS was created and armed by Empire USA for one purpose,
    to destroy the ability of Iran to help it's neighbors.

  8. go get the massive shooters 49 only this year in the US

    ALL JUST REALITY SHOWS LOVED BY TRUMP

  9. Win or loss vvars but after rebuilding only bankers makes money 💰

  10. like pak – us leaders want to keep fire on – to keep their arm-deals running.

  11. When a “clown” entered the room of us soldiers, they hesitate to stand in attention to his presence…hahahahaha

  12. Clearly, Saddam Hussein would still be in power and the existing Iraqi government would be doing something other than governing Iraq, if the US had not taken out Saddam. I'm not saying that I favored taking out Saddam, I am saying that the Iraqi government in power today would not be in office without US assistance.

  13. Israel will take over the rule of usa. The value of the existence of usa is to serve israel and kill others

  14. There will be peace and prosperity only without usa. Wherever usa go , there is chaos. The goal of usa is to put others into chaos and rule and rob, so dont pretend to be humanistic . Usa is satanic

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  17. "Dont have long term startegy". Absolutely right.

  18. News flash, this wasn't Trumps war, he stated in his campaigning he would bring the troops home, everyone wanted the US out , now we're leaving and everyones crying. Wtf

  19. Trump $$$, someone else will pay for it (like Saudi's). Kurds will pay for it with blood & lives. So, will American soldiers in future conflicts, as trust of allies fades.

  20. Ezekiel 22
    Judgment on Jerusalem’s Sins
    22 The word of the Lord came to me:

    2 “Son of man, will you judge her? Will you judge this city of bloodshed? Then confront her with all her detestable practices 3 and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: You city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, 4 you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made. You have brought your days to a close, and the end of your years has come. Therefore I will make you an object of scorn to the nations and a laughingstock to all the countries. 5 Those who are near and those who are far away will mock you, you infamous city, full of turmoil.

    6 “‘See how each of the princes of Israel who are in you uses his power to shed blood. 7 In you they have treated father and mother with contempt; in you they have oppressed the foreigner and mistreated the fatherless and the widow. 8 You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths. 9 In you are slanderers who are bent on shedding blood; in you are those who eat at the mountain shrines and commit lewd acts. 10 In you are those who dishonor their father’s bed; in you are those who violate women during their period, when they are ceremonially unclean. 11 In you one man commits a detestable offense with his neighbor’s wife, another shamefully defiles his daughter-in-law, and another violates his sister, his own father’s daughter. 12 In you are people who accept bribes to shed blood; you take interest and make a profit from the poor. You extort unjust gain from your neighbors. And you have forgotten me, declares the Sovereign Lord.

    13 “‘I will surely strike my hands together at the unjust gain you have made and at the blood you have shed in your midst. 14 Will your courage endure or your hands be strong in the day I deal with you? I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it. 15 I will disperse you among the nations and scatter you through the countries; and I will put an end to your uncleanness. 16 When you have been defiled in the eyes of the nations, you will know that I am the Lord.’”

  21. Americans are tired of fighting & dying for Israel endless wars.

  22. Trump continues to embarrass the US using his visit with the troops as a Trump political rally. He has no strategy. He only cares about winning voters for his next election.

  23. Any American soldier outside the states is a war criminal.

  24. কিছু সময়ের জন্য তুরস্ক এই যুদ্ধে জড়িত ছিল। আই এস আই এস সদস্যদের অস্ত্র ও অন্যান্য ভারী সরঞ্জাম তার দেশের উপর দিয়ে এবং তার বিমান বন্দর ব্যবহার করতে দিয়েছিল তুরস্ক।

  25. Glad we are getting out of Syria.

  26. ওবামা প্রশাসন তৈরি এই সমস্যা নিয়ে ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্প সত্য কথা বললে এই বক্তব্য তার দেশের সেনাবাহিনী বিরুদ্ধে যাবে। ডোনাল্ড ট্রাম্প ভালো করেই জানেন তার দেশেের সেনাবাহিনীর কোনো কাজ নেই ইসরায়েল,সৌদি আরব, কাতার জডান টাকার বিনিময়ে লেবানন, ইরান, ইরাক, ও সিরিয়া শিয়া জনগোষ্ঠীর উপর বোমা হামলা জন্য সাবেক সাদ্দাম বাহিনীর সদস্যদের আই এস আই এস নামে ভাড়া করে এই যুদ্ধ সৃষ্টি করেছিল।

  27. American Blood isnt worth saving your butts, man up and take care of your problems, Dont you idiots relize th US can wipe Iran of the face of the earth..Dont mess with Uncle Sam…Defed yourselfs for a change.

  28. There was no ISIL/ISIS/Daesh befor we got involved in the Middle East at Israel's order.

  29. we all know wht trump did to yemen how he killed lots of p;people and now hes with syria. I think he should mind his buisness with middle easters UNLESS HE WANTS TO HELP cause his help thats he is doing is not making anything good but even worst

  30. Trump efendi bütün dünya ya söylüyorum ali imran 178 bir de o inkâr edenler kendileri bırakışımızı kesinlikle kendileri için bir hayır sanmasınlar biz onları sırf günahlarını artırsınlar diye bıraķıyoruz hem onlar için büyük bir azap vardır….bunu böyle olduğunu bilin sadece artırın günahlarınızı zulüm edin cehennem sizler için kuruldu

  31. America has taken in Syrian refugees. Russia hasn't

  32. Guy in Florida doesn’t know what he’s talking about! Ofcourse Trumps support is growing! He’s a business man not a dictator! Making history is his first priority! Taking us out of debt is his second! We will no longer police he world they must stand up and take responsibility for valuing money instead of peace!

  33. Trump is surrendering to Turkey and Pakistan. Now the Turks will slaughter the Kurds and the Yazidis, thus Trump is an irresponsible person. The same is true about Afghanistan, it will be occupied by Pakistan again.
    Trump should make peace with Iran and use Chabahar port in Iran to supply American soldiers in Afghanistan without using the Pakistan route. That would bring India into the picture, which can help the American Army in a big way. Negotiation with Iran and India is essential to solve the stalemate in Afghanistan.
    Now the Turks will slaughter the Kurds and the Yazidis, this Trump is an
    irresponsible person. The same is true about Afghanistan, it will be occupied by Pakistan again.

  34. Trump does what Israel tell him.

  35. All these commentators and Journalists in the segment are smiling. All these men are so bitter! For whatever reason, but they look like killers.

  36. Trump's strategy is to pull out of Syria and Afghanistan, then use those troops to launch a full scale assault on Iran. They lost Syria anyways, and doubling down is Trump's style…which is why Iran is the target.

  37. Syria dont need money, they must retaliate on saudi

  38. If USA force leaves in syria that 's main solution of syrian war

  39. I think this is the right decision. ISIS is almost gone, there is no ,,legitimate” reason for the US to stay so they decided to pull out of the whole political mess there and leave it to Iran and the Arabs to duke it out. There would always be someone who would say ,,they should have stayed” or they should have left” . Leaving the place ,,mostly” to the natural order of things is the best choice. If the Kurds are good enough diplomats they will have their independence/autonomy. US presence would not force Assad or Erdogan to do anything differently as we have seen.

  40. US Presidents don't make foreign policy decisions. They are just mouth pieces for the foreign policy establishment. If Trump had that kind of control, he would have succeeded in bettering the relations between Russia and the USA. That they kept getting worse during his administration means he has no control over it.
    The US foreign policy establishment is deeply divided over the US involvement in the Middle East. While one faction wants the US to stay involved in every country in ME, another wants to be involved only as occupying forces where the occupation is already successful and doesn't cost a whole lot. For the latter, Syria and Afghanistan are dead ends that the US should abandon and that faction has finally won the argument in the US foreign policy establishment.
    That also signals that future US campaigns in the Middle East will only involve bombings from thousands of feet up in air or missile strikes, but no ground force deployments. That is, test the military junk without any risks. From the point of view of their potential targets, this is far worse, because there is absolutely no way they can defeat an enemy who is completely out of reach.

  41. His pulling US troops out to let Blackwater in to take the world's eyes off of him

  42. Is the title intended as a joke or what?

  43. The US is a criminal murderous gangster nation along with their raghead and Zionist allies. Expect no human decency from such animals. It takes humans to show affinity for peace and stability.

  44. Ryadh established "there have been no deal since august". While Washington's stance is that S. Arabia agreed to rebuild Syria. What is actually going on– would Syria be left alone or there would be steps towards the said action? If yes, by whom? Amid crisis of cooperation between Trump and US top leadership over withdrawal of troops, would US really withdraw from Syria?

  45. Foreign troops are getting out of ME and AL Jazeera isn't happy!! Tells me a secret connection to Israel!

  46. US president Trump's claimed no one Rulers earlier done good for US as he did??
    Whether Congress and the universe shall support his claim??

  47. Strategy is simple Americas presence is only making everything worse for everyone so let's get out and see how things go.

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