BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The United States wants the Netherlands to deploy troops to Syria to prevent the reemergence of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS/Daesh) inside the country, the NL Times reported, citing Pete Hoekstra, the U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands.

According to Hoekstra, the U.S. wants the Netherlands to provide “military assets on the ground” after the European nation sharply criticized Washington’s move to withdraw forces from Syra.

“So we are optimistic that after this rhetoric and this criticism, the Dutch will continue to contribute to what they believe is needed in Syria,” Hoekstra said, adding that “the decision for a new mission in Syria is a direct result of this criticism from the Netherlands and other allies, according to the ambassador. President Donald Trump and the National Security Council took note of this ‘feedback’ and developed a strategy to maintain an “appropriate presence in Syria”.

The Netherlands’ policy when it comes to Syria has often mirrored the U.S.’ despite the absence of their forces from the country.

 

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NATO, besides Turkey NATO member, continue given problem to Syria.

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Actually we went there to solve problems already being there.

“Syria” haha. Whats that ? Not a country… More like a private ownership by the BadArtists…

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Like USA which is turning bad.

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2.5% growth in 2019 is not “turning bad”, especially compared to other major economical actors. He’s doing pretty well! Would have turned VERY bad with Killary. I’m far from liking all Trump ideas, but it’s the 1st valuable POTUS since JFK… And with Trump, you can always make a deal, he’s bullying to get the best arrangement he can, but he absolutely can accept a win-win agreement. In an “Assad must stay” perspective, I’ve already explained several times how he can proceed to nonetheless stop this mess, but also build lasting peace and make Syria wealthy. For sure, it’s “out… Read more »

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Actually, nearly all Mid-East countries are private ownerships, and we all know it.

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez : there is no NATO operation in Syria. In fact, was there a NATO operation, Syria would probably no more exist now, it’d had been “Balkanised” just like Yugoslavia So you’d better avoid to cry wolf : the day the wolves come, nobody will believe you. You should take a look to what happens in East-Mediterranean sea, around Cyprus and on the relations between Cyprus, EU, USA and Turkey… It wouldn’t take more than a few matches to put the fire on in a well chosen pattern, then you would see a NATO intervention or something similar,… Read more »

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Gustavo Lopez Velazquez : if it wasn’t for the presence of US, French, UK militaries in Rojava, Turkey would already have invaded. Moreover, technically speaking, Rojava fills all conditions to enter the UN as a full state, not as an observer proto-state, would they reclaim independence… Are the Kurds doing so? NO! Do you only understand that if it’s not the case at political level, militarily speaking, the West has worked as an ally to Syria? Had we wanted to oust Assad, mark my words, he wouldn’t have had the time to call Putin in 2015, not even Khamenei+Nasrallah in… Read more »

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If the Dutch has any courage they would tell the Americans, “Yours and the GCC’s jihadis and terrorists so your mess to handle”.

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Trump is still willing to pull all US troops out, this is obvious.