Tagged: Syria

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Defense Secretary Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis resigns and says his views don’t ‘align’ with Defense Secretary Jim ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis’s, one day after President announced US troop withdrawal from Syria

Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has been Trump’s only defense secretary President says he’ll leave in February, ‘retiring with distinction’ The move comes just a day after Trump announced a military pullout from Syria Mattis reportedly objected to the drawdown; ISIS still has 30,000 fighters  Trump hinted in October...

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Trump defends chaotic Syria pullout saying it was ‘no surprise’ – and warns ISIS if it hits the U.S. they are ‘doomed!’ – just hours after claiming the terrorists had already been defeated

Trump defends chaotic Syria pullout saying it was ‘no surprise’ – and warns ISIS if it hits the U.S. they are ‘doomed!’ – just hours after claiming the terrorists had already been defeated The president suddenly announced the pullout Wednesday on Twitter He also touted it in a video from...

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Trump declares victory over ISIS in Syria as military prepare for full withdrawal from civil war – leaving massive Russian presence unchallenged

‘We have defeated ISIS in Syria’ declared President Trump Said fight against the terror group was the ‘only reason’ for being there The U.S. intervened years ago in part to protect rebels who were under assault from the Assad regime and counter terror insurgents Russia soon stepped up its own...

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Trump warns Syria, Russia and Iran against ‘reckless’ attack on Idlib: US president says Assad’s allies will make a ‘grave humanitarian mistake’ if they help his forces

BY Guardian staff and agencies Donald Trump has warned Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian president’s allies Iran and Russia not to “recklessly attack” in the rebel-held Idlib province, warning that hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. “The Russians and Iranians would be making a grave humanitarian mistake to take part...

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Russian ambassador to the US says Trump and Putin reached ‘verbal agreements’ in Helsinki on nuclear and security issues – ‘much to the surprise of US officials’

Russia’s ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov told The Washington Post that the agreements were made in the summit this week  Issues included the New START treaty and INF arms control pacts Antonov also said that Trump and Putin may work together on joint military operations against terrorism in Syria Another...

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‘Wow’! Trump hails Supreme Court ruling UPHOLDING his travel ban on majority-Muslim countries as justice rule 5-4 that he DOES have power to ban entry for ‘national security’

Supreme Court justice rule by 5-4 that Trump’s ban on travel from a series of majority Muslim countries was legal  Proclamation just after his inauguration sparked huge protests but justices said that Trump had power in the law to impose the measure  The president acted after a ‘worldwide review process’...