The Kurds helped the US and NATO against ISIS in Northern Syria.... Turkey has NEVER been happy with the Kurds trying to have their own state in that area... We now have American and NATO troops LEAVING the area so that Turkey can move into the area... The Kurdish/Turkey … [Read more...] about Trump admin abandons the Kurds in Syria….
Any let up in efforts to breath after beating the group down will let it become reborn.... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday acknowledged that there are "places where ISIS is more powerful today than they were three or four years ago," but sought to downplay the … [Read more...] about ISIS IS coming back in Syria and Iraq….
Russia's Putin has given Syria cover as Trump has tried to remove ALL American and Allied troops in-country.... Donald Trump does NOT have faith in the American military leaders or the American intelligence community... Could Donald Trump be UNDOING the hard work the US and … [Read more...] about ISIS regrouping in Syria….
Gen. Joseph Votel is the retiring CENTCOM [ Middle East] commander.... He's retiring.... So? Went he spoke before Congress recently he told it like it IS..... Trump has backed away from completely withdrawing American troops and assist from Syria..... Gen. Joseph … [Read more...] about ISIS Is ‘Waiting for the Right Time to Resurge’…US Army General….
...from the BBC.... The head of MI6 has warned that the Islamic State group is reorganising for more attacks despite its military defeat in Syria. Alex Younger, the UK's intelligence chief, also told of his concern about jihadists returning to Europe with "dangerous" skills and … [Read more...] about British Intelligence chief warns of resumption of ISIS attacks in Europe….
Donald Trump thinks he's gonna get 'deal' with North Korea to stop their nuclear program... His Intel people don't.... Donald Trump thinks he's gonna get Iran keep from moving ahead in their nuclear program... His Intel people don't.... Donald Trump thinks that ISIS … [Read more...] about US intelligence chiefs break with Trump on North Korea, Iran and ISIS….
Hmmmm? The U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against ISIS in Syria are continuing, and the coalition announced that attacks Dec. 16-22 "severely degraded" the group's facilities and "removed several hundred ISIS fighters from the battlefield," per CNN. Why it matters: It's a sign … [Read more...] about Despite Trump’s order to withdraw?…American led military airstrikes continue…..
Never mind the other countries working with American 'advisers ' in Syria.... Never mind the American military bosses...(They learn things by reading twitter like everybody else) Donald Trump is gonna do this with fellow NATO member Turkey.... But after his beatdown from … [Read more...] about Trump to coordinate with Turkey on a ‘slower’ US Troop withdrawal from Syria……