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The 1,000 elite US troops in Syria are making a chaotic and demoralizing retreat after Trump canceled their mission: “Not only is the most successful international counterterrorism operation in history finished, but the winners are Syria and Russia.”

The 1,000 elite US troops in Syria are making a chaotic and demoralizing retreat after Trump canceled their mission: “Not solely is probably the most profitable worldwide counterterrorism operation in historical past completed, however the winners are Syria and Russia.”

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  1. Once again, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory…

  2. But guys, according to Trump supporters, the military LOVES Trump?!!

  3. If you build up enough bad press they wont be able to go through it all before the impeachment trial.

  4. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://www.businessinsider.com/1000-us-troops-chaotic-demoralizing-retreat-syria-2019-10/) reduced by 89%. (I’m a bot)
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    > In 24 hours, the estimated 1,000 elite US troops based in northeastern Syria to fight the Islamic State have found themselves overrun by Syrian, Turkish, and Russian military units.

    > US troops had occupied a series of command and observation posts along the Syria-Turkey border as part of a mission to lead the Syrian Democratic Forces, a mostly Kurdish militia, against the Islamic State.

    > The hasty withdrawal was announced Saturday by President Donald Trump, who said all US troops in Syria would withdraw as soon as possible, barring a single base in the desert along the Syria-Jordan border.

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  5. FTA: but the winners are Syria and Russia.

    And there you have it. Russia’s best intelligence asset happens to be our president.

  6. You can bet your ass those SOP guys are pissed the fuck off. All their years of hard work and lost brothers just went to shit because Hebetudinous Orange was working for Russia and got bitched at by Turkey over the phone and he pussied out like a lil bitch.

  7. Pro-Trump or Anti-Trump, its pretty clear the President FUBAR’d this decision royally.

  8. my bosses wife got into a screaming match with one of their other employees. boss turns to me and says ” you know who is gonna lose this fight? me. “

  9. I was in Syria a year ago with the US military, all I gotta say is, I love the “1,000 elite US troops” cuz that ain’t true for like 90% of the people there. But it certainly makes me feel better about myself…

  10. >most successful international counterterrorism operation in history

    really? I’m not saying what was happening wasn’t important, but is this a bit sensational?

  11. I’d like to think that Trump was a test sent by God, ancient aliens, the illuminati, or whoever you choose to believe in dear reader. Basically, he systematically proved he was a vile ghoul completely unqualified and morally unfit to lead anything and with Impeachment pending he is really ramping up the efforts to give everyone the opportunity to figure out that obvious truth. If “senile racist personally profiting from his public office” wasn’t enough for people (which, sadly, it somehow wasn’t) then surely this debacle is the final straw, right? RIGHT?!

  12. The losers are the Kurds – big time.

  13. Im going to get downvoted to hell over this but if russia and the legitimate syrian government want to help the Kurds why is that so bad? If Russia, the U.S., and the Syrian government worked together to eradicate ISIS in syria and set up a kurdish safe zone then Turkey would not have dared invade. Its stupid that Trump is pulling back but we should have never tried to topple Assad and fight a proxy war with russia in the 1st place.

  14. Im an anti imperialist to my bones, but the way and reason for the pulling out of US troops of Syria will only cause more pain an misery, as we can see with the turkish invasion.

  15. Maybe Putin offered Trump another worthless used up porn star from Russia, to pull out of this war.

  16. America got played by putin and turkey, did all the hard work for them for years and now they swoop in for the loot. Shame america elected such a weak leader

  17. A US president actually pulling troops out of a warzone and every one is going crazy and hating on it.

  18. the most successful international counterterrorism operation in history .

    Someone has delusional disorder.

  19. >the source said.

    > said a Western military official

    >the official said.

    Request: Can we have some actual world news in this subredit instead of **opinions** from random anonymous people?

    Is that too much to ask?

  20. I thought America wanted to get out of wars in the middle East?

  21. Wasn’t it always the case that fighting ISIS would improve Assad’s position?

  22. The good news is that I heard that somebody called Napoleon Bonaparte will be taking over providing security for the region, so no reason to worry.

  23. “An SDF official near the city of Manbij confirmed reports that the US garrison in the base in that city had withdrawn.

    In the process it ceded control of the base to mercenaries from the Wagner Group, a Russian private military company that supports Syrian military operations.”

    So we built a base and then had to abandon it, so now the Russians & Syrians have a completely functional base that WE built?

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