BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The U.S. forces will be remaining in Syria to train locals after the Islamic State (ISIS), U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis said on Monday.

“Once we get those patrols going along the line of contact and we take out the rest of the caliphate, our goal would be to set up local security elements that prevent the return of [Daesh] while at the same time diplomatically supporting… the Geneva process,” Mattis said on Monday.

Mattis’ comments came just hours after the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that they will be supplying Syria with the S-300 missile defense system.

The Secretary of Defense has also stated on several occasions in the past that the U.S. will remain in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State.

However, Mattis’ reasons for remaining in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State were to curb the Iranian presence inside the country.

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JOE
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JOE
2018-09-25 14:57

Train who you f*****g retard? let the Syrian Army defend the Syria people just get the f**k out of Syria and peace will come back to Syria. Americas presence in Syria is why there is no peace and will never be peace till America and it is gangs leave.

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zman
2018-09-25 16:46

Mattis…he is so right for this admin. One stupid MF after another. They at least all have one thing in common…they are all thieving, lying murderers. Is this supposed to be a surprise?…that the US does U-turns, changes directions daily and generally flounders around, looking for direction? SOP for this bunch, they are trying to surpass GW and Obama in deception and Israeli ‘member’ loving. They are doing a pretty good job, at least they’ve helped Israel kill Russians…that’s more than the others did. Yes sir, gonna Make America Great Again. So now they state that they’re just going to… Read more »

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2018-09-26 05:29
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Well said! I can’t wait when poor (most of Americans leave on credit) Americans wake up and wipe out that corrupt government. I know it will happen. I just don’t know when…

rabbi drewzif
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rabbi drewzif
2018-09-25 19:28

Mattis unfortunately looks like and acts like a dawn of the dead zombie. But it is necessary to be brain dead so he can receive direct orders from his masters in Tel Aviv, and deliver his farcical statement and still manage to keep a straight face.

hestroy
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hestroy
2018-09-25 17:25

Does he mean local terrorists instead of ziowahhabi terrorists?

Human
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2018-09-25 18:02

What about MERDogan GENOCIDALS?

ziad
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ziad
2018-09-26 01:45

to train for what moron? you still think you can keep using kurdish rats to take over syria?these assholes just keep making up desperate excuses to stay as they go along

Byzantium
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2018-10-01 14:54

Mattis and the rest of his monkeys (with all due respect to monkeys), are only carrying out plan B, and that is to isolate Iran at the behest of Israel. Plan A, was to turn Syria into another Afghan, Iraq, Lyba which thanks to Russia did not materialize. Northern Syria will be occupied by the Yanks just like G’tmo is in Cuba. If it hadn’t been for certain backstabbing traitors in that region, there would be no dirty US feet on that ground.

Daeshbags-Sux
Daeshbags-Sux
2018-09-25 16:01

“However, Mattis’ reasons for remaining in Syria after the defeat of the Islamic State were to curb the Iranian presence inside the country”
=> This is obvious… Seems Yanks finally came to understand that Sunni shitlamists and Shia shitlamists are the two sides of the same coin…
That’s the point with Yanks : they understand rapidly, but we have to explain ’em for long before they do, it’s often very frustrating…