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Report: Trump Just Announced His First Big Mistake in Syria

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President Trump has done a pretty great job delivering on his promises, even with overwhelming Democratic opposition.

But, his handling of the situation in Syria has left something to be desired.

Yes, setting a red line regarding the use of chemical weapons, and then punishing Syria for crossing that line, as well as not backing down in the face of the Russians, is all to be commended.

But, Trump seems pretty eager to pull American forces out of mess over there.

In some ways, that makes sense.

However, replacing US troops with Muslim Arab gunmen can ultimately only bring disaster.

Via Israel National News:

The Trump administration is seeking to assemble an Arab force in Syria that would replace the US military presence there, US officials told The Wall Street Journal.

According to the officials, the administration has asked Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates to contribute billions of dollars to help restore northern Syria, and wants Arab nations to send troops to the area.

In line with the plan, the officials said that new National Security Adviser John Bolton had recently called Egypt’s acting intelligence chief Abbas Kamel, to see if Egypt would play a role in the effort.

According to the report, the goal of the regional Arab force would be to work with local Kurdish and Arab forces that the US has been backing to ensure that ISIS does not make a comeback in northern Syria, and Iran does not consolidate control in areas previously held by ISIS.

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