The influential Republican Senator Lindsey Graham has called on US President Donald Trump to reconsider the agreed withdrawal of 2000 troops from Syria. In the TV channel CNN, Graham said, the jihadists militia “Islamic state” (IS) was not yet defeated. It must be ensured that you will “never come” back. He’ll appeal to Trump, to discuss the matter with his generals.
Graham had referred to Trumps decision to previously as a “big mistake”. If the US abzögen troops now, would have massacred the Kurds “,” the Senator said. And “if we let the Kurds in the lurch and they are massacred, who will help us in the future?”, he added. The earlier critics of the Trumps, is now regarded as his Confidant, also warned to hand over Syria to the Iranians””. According to him, that would be for Israel a “nightmare”.
The announced US withdrawal could leave a vacuum of power, especially in the North of Syria. There, Kurdish militias are active, which have asked the government in Damascus for fear of a Turkish Offensive after the planned withdrawal of U.S. troops. The Kurdish people’s defense units (YPG) fighting IS, as yet, with the support of the US military. Turkish troops are already parts of Northern Syria occupied and could expand their sphere of influence in Syria after the withdrawal of the United States.