President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton said Sunday from Jerusalem that the United States will continue to fight ISIS in the Middle Eastern country of Syria before Trump makes his announced pullout of troops. Bolton met with Israeli prime minister Netanyahu Sunday. (READ: Social Media Makes National Security Harder By Ending The Translation of Hebrew Tweets, Including Netanyahu’s Tweets).
Bolton notably did not discuss any plans for the United States to remove Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad from power, maintaining that U.S. presence in the region is still predicated on defeating the Islamic State, a sinister network of terrorists who seek to build a wicked Caliphate and submerge the world in darkness.
Bolton said that the pullout will happen “in a way to make sure ISIS is defeated and is not able to revive itself and become a threat again.” Also, Turkey’s leader Erdogan is on the hot seat to make sizable commitments to protect the Kurds in Syria.
President Trump on Sunday celebrated the elimination of the terrorist leader of the USS Cole attack.
Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole. We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2019
America’s top national security priority, many people feel, must be the destruction of ISIS and other terrorists who threaten the recently-globalized world through financial back-channeling, arms dealing, and gaming the migration system that faceless entities like the European Union have inflicted upon our world. Trump’s nationalist supporters believe that any operation to remove Assad will only de-stabilize the region and give rise to the Islamic State, creating another anarchic free-reign zone for the terrorist plotters like they have in Iraq.
President Trump has made great strides in destroying most of ISIS’ capacities. Many of Trump’s supporters feel that the war against ISIS must be merciless and uncompromising, and that ISIS and its allies must feel the full military might of the United States of America raining down upon them always.
The United States-led coalition in Syria carried out a substantial bombing raid on ISIS that damaged major ISIS infrastructure right before President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will be pulling out of Syria.
President Trump’s pullout was predicated on two factors: 1) America already defeated ISIS, and if it crops back up then there are other countries including Erdogan’s Turkey who can fight them, and 2) We have no interest in removing Bashar al Assad and de-stabilizing the region in a way that emboldens ISIS, the true enemy.
Newsmax reported: “The coalition said its attacks during the week of Dec. 16-22, including air strikes and “coordinated fires,” had destroyed logistics facilities and staging areas used by Islamic State, damaged the group’s ability to finance its activities and “removed several hundred ISIS fighters from the battlefield.’” Newsmax passage ends
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