BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham tweeted on Friday that if the reports about the Kurdish forces aligning with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) are true, it would be a “major disaster in the making.”
“If reports accurate about Kurds aligning with Assad, major disaster in the making. Nightmare for Turkey and eventually Israel. Big winners are Russia, Iran/Assad & ISIS,” Graham tweeted on Friday.
“New conflicts between regional powers take pressure off ISIS,” he added.
Graham has been outspoken about his discontent over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw his nation’s armed forces from Syria.
“I hope President Trump will not do in Syria what Obama did in Iraq — which led to the rise of ISIS. We also must not abandon our Kurdish allies who have fought so hard by our side in Syria,” Graham tweeted earlier this week.
The senator from South Carolina previously visited northern Syria to meet with several members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the U.S. military.
Graham has repeatedly called on the U.S. to intensify their operations in Syria and get more involved in overthrowing the Syrian government.