Brett McGurk, the US ambassador to the coalition fighting the Daesh terror group, has resigned in protest to US troops being withdrawn from Syria, a US State Department official said on Saturday.

Earlier this month, McGurk stated it would be “reckless” to believe that Daesh was defeated, and therefore, US forces must stay in the country in order to oppose terrorists.

Commenting on the situation in the region, Trump stated that local countries, including Turkey, would be able to deal with remaining jihadists.

“On Syria, we were originally going to be there for three months, and that was seven years ago — we never left. When I became President, ISIS [Daesh] was going wild. Now ISIS is largely defeated and other local countries, including Turkey, should be able to easily take care of whatever remains. We’re coming home!” Trump said on Twitter.

The official was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2015 and later retained by Trump. According to AP, he claimed in the resignation letter that the withdrawal of US forces will create the conditions that gave rise to Daesh in the past.

Earlier this week Trump announced plans to pull 2,000 US troops out of northern Syria, where they have been backing the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The president has also reportedly ordered the withdrawal of about half of the 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan.

 

 

Source: Sputnik

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What a moron! Nobody wants him anyway. He just gave a favor to Trump to not be terminated. Matis (military minister in USA) already got fired a couple of days ago by Trump for “not following Trump’s orders”. Trump finally is doing something and those Khazars as typical morons are giving him hard time. I even suspect they would consider killing Trump (just like Kennedy) or one of his children (just like mafia style) if he doesn’t follow their desires. Deep state is real problem in USA…

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@USR, right Trump becomes a problem to the deep state.

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US presence did much more to prolong IS than to terminate it.

And Brett McGurk was too much US exceptionalist to understand that.

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There is no differentiation between the US military and ISIS, they are one and the same.

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@Tyler Vincent, true enough. While they are sworn enemies they are two sides of the same coin.

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Looks like the neo cons are finally getting drained from the swamp. Someone should have stood on their heads years ago. Is Trump going to be planted beside JFK.