President Trump’s recent announcement to pull out U.S. troops forces out of Syria has caused military minds and politicians to question the move, motive.
Trump’s announcement prompted Secretary of Defense James Mathis’ to submit his resignation, but only after trying one last time to convince the president to leave troops in Syria.
“Our boys, our young women, our men, they’re all coming back and they’re coming back now. We won.”- President Trump (Twitter)
Since the announcement, the U.S. has since carried out some 30 airstrikes that have killed hundreds of ISIS fighter throughout the Syrian territory.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R) also disagreed with Trump’s military decision, and warned that the move would emboldened ISIS, and force Israel to considered preemptive defensive measures, leading to further instability in the region.
Rubio all-but stated that he “told you so.”
Chances of a broader & dangerous conflict with Hezbollah & Iran have increased substantially. https://t.co/jQZ3o6rXca
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) December 26, 2018
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that his country is ready to counter the Syrian supported “Iranian buildup.”
“We are not prepared to accept the Iranian military buildup in Syria that is directed against us. We are working against it firmly and continuously including these days. I said that he did not hesitate to do what we needed. Well, we are required and we do. We stand firmly on our red lines in Syria and everywhere else.”-PM Benjamin Netanyahu