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..senior defense official tells Fox this is a "deliberate phased withdrawal" of US troops out of Syria. US military is "collapsing patrol bases", will be airlifted out. It is an extremely dangerous evacuation that is underway, according to US military commanders.......

8:21 AM - 16 Oct 2019

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Our news show the US bases are abandoned in a kind of panic exit as most installations "equipment and huge staff tents etc.. " are all left for the bad guys to inherit...Your tax dollars at work"
 

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The House voted 354-60 on Wednesday on a resolution condemning President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, which paved the way for Turkey to lead a military offensive against Kurdish forces who allied with the U.S. in the fight against ISIS.
 

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Russia may be a winner in Syria, but the big winner has to be Iran.
Iranian military, para military, and proxy forces along the Iranian coast from E of the Strait of Hormuz (incl islands on both sides of the Strait), through large parts of Iraq, Syria, in Lebanon via Hezbollah, and Gaza via Hamas, to Yemen's Houthi's, no wonder Sunni Arabs especially Saudi's are getting nervous.
 

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My dislike of Iran's Shia mullah kleptocracy is well known, but compared to the ISIS / ISIL fruit loops, Iran's power group is the lesser evil imo.

What would Syria look like had the ruling Shia minority been defeated and perhaps (imo likely) replaced by Sunni islamist groups?
What would Bahrain look like with the corrupt ruling Sunni minority replaced by the Shia majority?

Bahrain likely wouldn't be less corrupt, but I doubt that prostitutes (literally from every corner of the world) could operate the way they do now. Saudi's drive over the causeway, cross the border, change into western clothing, drink alcohol and engage in any kind of debauchery known to man, and are able to return home as pious Muslims.
That might be even better than confession for Catholics....

In my personal experience over the last 40 years, all the opposition calls for democracy, free election and freedom of censorship in regard to their point of view, are only good until said opposition gained power.
Going back over 100 years of assorted revolutions, the playbook will show far more similarities than differences.

It usually starts with the elimination of any future political opposition, especially those who helped the victors gain power.
 
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