Congress Rejects Resolution Introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz to Remove Troops From Syria

Congress rejected a resolution that would have pulled troops out of Syria on Wednesday, in another victory for the defense contractors enriched by the military-industrial complex.

The measure, introduced by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), would have required the Biden regime to remove the 900 or so troops that are currently stationed within Syria within six months.

“Congress has never authorized the use of military force in Syria,” Gaetz said in a press release after he introduced the resolution. “The United States is currently not in a war with or against Syria, so why are we conducting dangerous military operations there? President [Joe] Biden must remove all U.S. armed forces from Syria.”

The resolution was rejected by a 103-321 margin as the establishment crushed the measure supported by a coalition of progressive Democrats and America First Republicans.

Big League Politics has reported on the continued U.S. presence in Syria as well as the brutal sanctions regime being enforced to punish the country:

On October 28, 2022, John Kirby, the Coordinator of Strategic Communications for the United State’s National Security Council, announced that the US has no plans to relax the Caesar Act sanctions against Syria nor to pull out its occupying troops from the country. 

The US Congress previously passed the sanctions against Syria in 2019. The sanctions target any business, individual, and state with close ties to the Syrian government.  

In a way to rationalize the US’s military presence in Syria, Kirby declared that “only a thousand American soldiers” were stationed in Syria. Kirby added that the US’s mission was centered on fighting ISIS.

Kirby also asserted that the US does not want to change “the balance of power” in Syria, indicating that it has given up on its regime change policy against Syria. However, a report at The Cradle noted that the US continues to back and arm militant groups in Syria,  such as “the CIA-trained, anti-government Maghawir al-Thawra (MaT) faction, which holds positions within the Al-Tanf base.”

In September, a Russian official asserted that MaT was planning a false flag operation against civilians that would later be blamed on the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).

The Cradle report observed that while the US ostensibly claims to be fighting ISIS in Syria, US military units only engage in superficial strikes and operations against the terrorist organization, “while killing civilians in the process.”

During the US’s occupation in Syria, its military forces have looted oil from the country, with one recent incident taking place on October 26, 2022.

This oil looting is a repeated incident that the US pulls off. Per the Syrian Oil Ministry, US military units have robbed over 80% of Syria’s daily oil production.

Despite its immense failure rate, the U.S. Empire shows no signs of slowing down its policy of world dominance. Only after total collapse will the troops ever come home. Until then, the U.S. Empire will continue the policy of exporting death and destruction throughout the globe.

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