President Trump Gives Four Month Timeline For U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Syria…

Hopefully President Trump can withstand the severe UniParty manipulation and actually get the troops out within the four month time-frame. However, with John Bolton as National Security Adviser, consider me slightly skeptical.  Bolton loves war

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94 Responses to President Trump Gives Four Month Timeline For U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Syria…

  1. FofBW says:

    Bolton needs to know he has a boss

    Liked by 12 people

    • Bolton is not Stupid AND if he does not comply with POTUS’ demands, then he will be gone in the wink of an eye.

      Liked by 16 people

      • Replace Bolton with retired Col. Douglas Macgregor, author of ” Breaking the Phalanx”.

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        • Vito Romano says:

          Fact: Multiple usernames (same person)
          Littlebessie, David Innes, Cornfielddreamer, Feral Cat, Tom Feral et al

          What VPN service do you use to mask your IP address ?

          When CTH bans one of your usernames i.e Tom Feral a few weeks ago , you quickly set up new usernames i.e LittleBessie et al.

          You TROLL using different usernames simultaneously ; each with a unique IP address.

          You also TROLL the comments at American Thinker and PJ Media using different usernames simultaneously.

          You must think Treepers are ignorant fools.

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      • Stickboy says:

        I would hope Bolton would be shown the door if he is an impediment. I don’t however, see it happening in the wink of an eye. Witness Sessions, how long was he kept on, when it was obvious to anyone watching that he was impeding left, right, and center.

        I sure wasn’t privy to details and goings on in that deal, so I’m guessing……like nearly everyone here…….but it was becoming ridiculous and not helping Trump in any way.

        Considering that, I kinda wish this announcement hadn’t been made, 4 months isn’t a long time, especially when the very people in charge of getting the troops out, are the same ones who want them to keep them there…….lotta, lotta money in war, could easily lead to foot dragging.

        Giving a deadline is all well and good, but you can bet a pile of people are gonna do everything they can to cause that deadline to be a complete wash……and a major embarrassment for Trump.

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    • Clarence Smith says:

      The POTUS needs to deliver on the Wall and on this withdraw. Capitulating to the uniparty is not an option! I have full confidence he will deliver. If not, it will be his “no new taxes” and 2020 is lost. Draw a line in the sand. This is the fight.

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      • Somebody says:

        The wall = read my lips seems to be a standard issue talking point. I’m hearing that everywhere. I don’t see the comparison, the wall is being built, so how does that equal read my lips?

        Another talking point is character……Jonah Goldberg, General McChrystal and now Mitt Romney……..all people who live in glass houses and shouldn’t be throwing stones.

        I don’t think either talking point if effective, the wall is being built little by little. Congress is the impediment not POTUS.

        As for character that’s a moral judgement, the voters knew who DJT was in 2016 his life has played out in the headlines. The voters spoke, shame those in the DC circles didn’t listen.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      FofBW John Bolton is absolutely aware of who his boss is! Any interference from this POS will mean his immediate departure from the White House. Items #1 and #2 in Graham’s tweet are already well underway. I read a report the other day that there might be at most 2,000 ISIS fighters left in a small section of Syria 🇸🇾.

      As for Iran 🇮🇷, they have bigger problems on the horizon at home. Our President gave a few countries a waiver from the oil sanctions that were put back in place on November 4th. Those waivers were only for 90 days and those countries were told to plan accordingly because no further waivers would be approved. Sometime in early February, Iran 🇮🇷 will feel the full bite of those sanctions.

      The people of Iran 🇮🇷 have not stopped their protests and strikes throughout the country. Those protests and strikes will be intensified when the waivers are concluded. The Mullahs will be staying on borrowed time. One of my predictions for the new year was that the Mullahs will either be killed or run out of Iran 🇮🇷.

      Israel 🇮🇱 has been bombing the 💩 of of the Iranian forces in Syria 🇸🇾. Their fighter jets fly in, drop their bombs and return back home. Putin has given the Israelis the green light and stated that he would not interfere or supply the Iranians the S400 missile defense systems that could shoot down the Israeli jets.

      As for item #3, that is the piece that the neoconservatives and warmongers are hanging their hat on. However, our President has forged ahead and has the Saudis as well as the GCC taking over for our soldiers.

      I think sometime in the middle of February, our President is going on to invite, Bibi, MBS and possibly el-Sisi and King Abdullah to Camp David for a historic meeting where we see a peace agreement with the GCC countries and Israel 🇮🇱. People are going to be completely blown away from the outcome.

      It will tell Turkey 🇹🇷 that their dreams of an Ottoman Empire can be flushed. It will also send a direct message to the people of Iran 🇮🇷 that the time has now come to free themselves. It will leave the neoconservatives and warmongers scratching their heads that our President in just over two years was able to literally move mountains in North Africa and the Middle East.

      The great thing with all of this is that NO ONE can stop 🛑 our Lion 🦁. Congress will be along for the ride. Our President is going to accomplish in 4 years what others couldn’t even think of accomplishing in eight years. A Legacy that will be around for centuries in all corners of the world!

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      • Our Lion who is also far more than a 1/ 1,024th Fox.

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      • spoogels says:

        Sun Tzu rules

        I. Laying Plans
        18. All warfare is based on deception.
        20. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him
        24. Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
        25. These military devices, leading to victory, must not be divulged beforehand.

        ll. WAGING WAR:
        5. Thus, though we have heard of stupid haste in war, cleverness has never been associated with long delays.

        6. There is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare.

        7. It is only one who is thoroughly acquainted with the evils of war that can thoroughly understand the profitable way of carrying it on.

        8. The skillful soldier does not raise a second levy, neither are his supply-wagons loaded more than twice.

        9. Bring war material with you from home, but forage on the enemy. Thus the army will have food enough for its needs.

        10. Poverty of the State exchequer causes an army to be maintained by contributions from a distance. Contributing to maintain an army at a distance causes the people to be impoverished.

        19. In war, then, let your great object be victory, not lengthy campaigns.

        http://classics.mit.edu/Tzu/artwar.html

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      • Dutchman says:

        I agree on Bolton; he was right there, trying not to laugh out loud, in Montreal; I believe he is fully on board with the “Trump Doctrine”; he ‘gets it’, and advisors who don’t approve of getting out of Syria have been invited to go.

        Much as he has with China, DJT is moving so fast his opponents in Congress are being out manuevered, by the time they realise what he’s doing, its already DONE.

        And, just as his Doctrine is assigning responsibilty internationally, so it is domestically.

        In Construction, THATS,how it works; if there is a ‘screw up’, delaying forwatd progress, you FIX the priblem, to move forward, but then assign responsibility.

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      • FofBW says:

        Great report Flep!

        Liked by 8 people

      • Beenthere says:

        Love your optimism!

        Liked by 5 people

      • Well done, Flep!

        Happy New Year!

        Liked by 5 people

      • Jan says:

        fle, another great post. Thanks for your point of view. It’s always an eye-opener.

        Liked by 6 people

      • michaelh says:

        Flep, when I was growing up I never could understand how the war of Gog and Magog was supposed to get set up. Everyone had speculations but like so many other things they had too many cold war based assumptions. The last few years has suddenly made the setup seem much more likely. At the moment, given the violations of weapons treaties by Syria, it doesn’t seem like science fiction that Damascus could be removed from being a city.

        I’m watching Israel though – I have a strong suspicion that they are going to achieve energy independence without anyone realizing it and become a major regional exporter of crude and LNG. Stranger things have happened. Could be soon or decades away. Commentary had an article on this a few years back at how the unlikely could quickly become reality. And you know, Russia won’t stand for having their economic livelihood bled dry… will they come to take a spoil?

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Russia has respect for Israel 🇮🇱. I actually admire Putin for it. Remember Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 is running out of their oil. That is why MBS wants to diversify by 2030. Russia will be just fine even if Israel 🇮🇱 joins the party.

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        • lemmus1 says:

          Slight correction

          Israel has almost no crude oil resources, producing approximately 2000 barrels a day and remains heavily dependent on imports for crude dependent needs

          What it does have is the new Tamar natural gas field which looks to be a huge find and bodes well for their future needs once the pipelines are in place …it is virtually certain to become a major regional exporter of LNG

          Largely not publicly discussed as yet is the impact of Tamar on peace negotiations. I expect this will be a major part of any Kusner brokered peace deal, giving the Palestinians an economic lifeline. Expect SA and the GCC to come to the table for their owns needs for a viable defense against Iran, which Israel can provide. The sticker as always is the Palestinians. However, Israel/Kushner can now wave an economic incentive that has never before been part of the negotiations, one that is real, huge, and enough to suborn the religious elements in the mix.

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          • michaelh says:

            Yes, you are correct. I jumped the gun a bit on crude – going from memory on a five year old article. Still, I think a major crude find is a matter of time and extraction technology. Worldwide we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to oil exploration. Nearly 120 years after Spindletop and major fields are still being discovered.

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    • kiskiminetas says:

      Bolton can get fired!

      Liked by 5 people

  2. Scott says:

    I think Bolton will be fine with it. There is always Iran, Hezbollah, and the PA to bomb.

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  3. Another venial General attacks the President. Likely friends with you-know-who, who set the stage. Just like Mueller and Comey. SOB’s.

    General McChrystal on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday, said President Trump is dishonest and immoral. — — And this while the President is trying to bring peace to the world! Imagine if Kim hears this! (President Trump is dishonest? This means I can’t make a deal with him! I better set off some more A-bombs and launch some more missiles!- Chairman Kim)

    “General” McChrystal got fired like a dog by Obama. Last assignment a total bust. Known for big, dumb mouth. Hillary lover!”
    – President Trump tweeted

    These Generals, these scums, are going to war against our President. Those who have wished to remain aloof and above it all, will soon have to choose sides.

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  4. Vito Romano says:

    “Bolton loves war…”

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  5. paper doll says:

    He’s given the neocons/ cabal a cookie to stop their whining….but that also gives them time to create false flags in a effort to keep us there. . The great thing about his surprise move was they had no time for false flags and therefore no answer to why we are there. This may seem like a reprieve, but the neocon narrative has been severely damaged….which adds to the damage of their record of disaster….like Libya , that bastion of freedom. Just like the government no longer wants to pay to incarcerate criminals ( better known as Prison reform) the belt tightening will include these regime change wars….show me where it was actually an improvement…anywhere

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  6. peace says:

    If Bolton loves war, then he needs to be in the front line. Give him a taste of what it’s like.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. G. Combs says:

    DANG!
    I had hoped they were shipping out NOW so there was a lot less time for the Dirty Tricks gang to play games.

    Liked by 6 people

  8. Stickboy says:

    It will be great that the troops are taken outa that hellhole, never should have been put there. I have long maintained that Assad is not the person he’s portrayed to be. You don’t win elections while dropping chemical bombs on the dear citizens…….that point seems to escape the “experts” though.

    ISIS appears to have few friends in the region now. Everyone and his brother is bombing the hell outa them……with Assad’s blessing and flyover permission. It’s gonna be interesting to see who comes out on top in this deal.

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  9. wj2016 says:

    SD said “if” PDT can withstand Bolton’s attempt to prolong the US involvement in Syria where I would say he “must”. He has to keep his word on this after being talked out of it once.

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  10. Broseph McGee says:

    I was skeptical about the Syria pullout, but I am fully on Trump’s side now.

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  11. If it takes 4 months for US military move out. There seriously need to be some serious reforms to make US military more mobile. 4 months is ridiculous. It should be done in less than a week at most

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    • Imagine if we’re in a real total war situation
      Sir, Nazis are approaching our base in overwhelming numbers in 2 weeks, we need to retreat.
      Sorry it can’t be done for 4 months!

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    • hdpman says:

      Or just pull an Obama a leave everything in working order for the enemy to take. No sure I saw that rule in suntzu

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    • JohninMK says:

      It is not an air mobile brigade, designed to do just that, in Syria. It is a hotch potch of all kinds of units from SF to Sea Bees, for them military logistics is just not like that, unless you want to spend a fortune and increase risks. It has taken the US upwards of two years to take all the ‘gear’ in, they can’t take it out in a flash.

      If all you want to do is pull manpower out then you could probably do it safely in under a month, as long as no-one attacks you on the way out. But, as I understand it that is not the case in Syria, the US wants to pull weapons, ammo and equipment out with them. This means dissembling all kinds of equipment, packing it, finding enough trucks etc etc.

      Then there has to be somewhere safe for it to go to and be stored or shipped onwards.

      The original 30-90 days estimate is pretty near good to go.

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      • eweturn8 says:

        “Then there has to be somewhere safe for it to go to and be stored or shipped onwards.”

        only a few hours drive from Damascus to Tel Aviv

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        • lemmus1 says:

          1) our troops are nowhere near Damascus
          2) the road from Damascus to Tel Aviv is paved with EIDs, major terrorist bases, entrenched Hezbollah, and just a few other minor distractions …and runs through Lebanon …it would be an invasion, not a withdrawal …the globalists would love us
          3) the road to Mosul is shorter, guarded by well-armed Kurds and Iraqis, under our continuous air umbrella, and much, much safer

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  12. cthulhu says:

    I think Bolton gets a bad rap as a warmonger from incessant Uniparty propaganda. Globalists hate him because he maintains that the military can kill people and break things and then just leave, without installing a permanent tap into the American fisc that can subsequently be skimmed by globalists.

    He incensed the UN with his “some folks just need killin'” worldview when everyone else wanted to discuss Israel BDS nonsense.

    I don’t see him as a globalist “Eternal War” type at all.

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  13. Four months is akin to painting a false flag target on your back.

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  14. GB Bari says:

    Syria and the entire ME situation is another subject that, while it begs endless speculation, we will really have to “see what happens”, as our POTUS so often reminds us.

    I always remind myself – PDJT prefers to not reveal his strategy ahead of time. To me that means we will get a lot of conflicting messages coming out of the WH, not always by someone who was authorized to do so, but by wishful thinking or delberately deceptive leakers, and/or complete fabrications by the Liars in the Fake News media.

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    • WES says:

      GB Bari: I must admit I am puzzled by the 4 month delay especially since Iraq has recently stepped up to the plate bombing inside Syria. Syria has stepped up too in Kurd areas. Doesn’t seem like there is any vacuum!

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      • JohninMK says:

        Definitely no vacuum. The Syrians have announced today that the first 400 YPG Kurdish forces have moved back to east of the Euphrates. This probably means that the US SF that were embedded with them have gone as well. The Syrian army will now occupy the area that they have exited. The good news in this is that any Turkish invasion, certainly in that area, is now unlikely, so no serious loss of life and destruction.

        As I said before, whether he knew it or not, Trump’s decision has saved very many lives. This is the difference between a businessman, objective create things to make money and a military man, trained to destroy and kill.

        This difference is fundamental and is why it is a good idea for the Secretary of Defence to be a civilian, acting as a counterbalance and preferably not beholden to the MIC.

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  15. JAS says:

    “Bolton loves war…” Until he’s facing the business end of an AK-47 shooting at him from the other side of the berm.

    Them academia wrapped ignorant little “shrews” are all the same. War policy should never in the hands of such caricatures of men.

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    • lemmus1 says:

      Try to remember that Bolton was hand-picked by Trump for a reason. He has never marched to the globalist agenda, fiercely projecting an ‘America First’ position in every venue. Yes, he is a hawk; but he is now Trump’s hawk, not theirs.

      Mattis resisted Trump’s determination to end the ‘unnecessary’ wars and was pushed out once he had completed Trump’s military rebuild agenda. Bolton has survived public spats with Kelly, now departed, and Mattis, now departed. Given the view we have from the outside looking in, my inference is that Bolton is doing exactly what Trump set him to do.

      Last but certainly not least, the NYT hates his guts …which is a major plus in my book.

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  16. Luke of the D says:

    Can anyone explain why we were even fighting in Syria to begin with? The goal was never to oust Assad, so what was the goal in the first place?

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    • lemmus1 says:

      The original insertion of our ground force was never Syria per se, but ISIS-controlled territory there. We are on-the-ground there today only in support of defeating ISIS, not in any way involved in the civil war except as it involves protecting allied forces active in both. The goal was the defeat of ISIS, now accomplished. Trump wants us out now before mission-creep settles in and we get bogged down again as we did in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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    • Petrel says:

      Luke:
      Remember John Kerry informed us in 2016 (via a leaked recording at the UN) that ousting Assad was the reason for the UniParty backing ISIS in the first place ? Then again, remember the Sundance photo of UniParty John McCain #3 meeting with Abu Mosa #1 (ISIS Press Officer) and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi #2 (Head of ISIS) to co-ordinate ousting Assad ?

      The UniParty campaign to fund ISIS as a way to oust Assad was so successful that Russia entered the fray and began bombing ISIS in late 2015. Russia now reports killing 86,000 Jihadi in Syria as of 2018 and is holding back in two areas: Idlib Province and an-Tanf because of embedded US forces close — if not within — the ISIS groups. What is holding up our Syrian withdrawal is the Pentagon attempting to find a home and to redeploy these erstwhile ‘friends’ out of Russian reach.

      Happily, Christians in Syria were able to celebrate a peaceful Christmas. The City of Damascus pulled Christmas street decorations out of storage and everyone — including Shia / Sunni / Alawis neighbors — joined in the celebrations.

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