BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis stated on Friday that if the U.S. were to leave Syria, it would be a “strategic blunder.”

“In Syria, leaving the field before the special envoy Staffan de Mistura achieves success in advancing the Geneva political process we all signed for under the UN security council resolution would be a strategic blunder, undercutting our diplomats and giving the terrorists the opportunity to recover,” Mattis said at a meeting of coalition defense ministers at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

Mattis added that the U.S. is conducting military operations against the Islamic State (ISIS) so that they do not leave a ‘vacuum’ for Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies can take advantage of.

The Trump administration has taken a tougher approach to the Syrian President and his allies recently, despite early vows of deescalating the U.S.’ presence in Syria.

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Pacificnorthwest
Pacificnorthwest
2018-06-08 22:23

Mattis mouthing the wishes of his Zionist bosses. He does not serve the American people’s interest, he serves at the pleasure of Zionism.

The US is functionally a ZOG.

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2018-06-08 20:58

“The Trump administration has taken a tougher approach to the Syrian President and his allies recently, despite early vows of deescalating the U.S.’ presence in Syria. ”
=> It’s far less an issue than the Obama administration which used to bark far less but to bite a lot more.

ziad
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2018-06-08 20:24

pfff more like strategic embarrassment and defeat which is what you are worried about,but we know you bastards are simply trying to steal land and over throw the syrian gov ,you are the terrorists

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2018-06-08 20:55

“In Syria, leaving the field before the special envoy Staffan de Mistura achieves success in advancing the Geneva political process we all signed for under the UN security council resolution would be a strategic blunder, undercutting our diplomats and giving the terrorists the opportunity to recover,” – What an idiot! He can serve this kind of lingo to the dumb Americans and European Serfs. One cannot break the International Law of the very same institution it pretends to support! The American government is a bunch of dumb arses.