“They always want to stay at war”
Senator Rand Paul slammed the swamp monsters who are up in arms at President Trump fulfilling his promise to pull US troops out of Syria, noting Monday that “it sounded like the neocon war caucus of the Senate.”
“They always want to stay at war. They always think it’s the best answer.” Paul asserted, referring to Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Nikki Hale among many other Republicans.
We must always have the backs of our allies, if we expect them to have our back. The Kurds were instrumental in our successful fight against ISIS in Syria. Leaving them to die is a big mistake. #TurkeyIsNotOurFriend
— Nikki Haley (@NikkiHaley) October 7, 2019
Withdrawing US forces from Northern Syria is a catastrophic mistake that puts our gains against ISIS at risk and threatens US security.
This decision ignores lesson of 9/11. Terrorists thousands of miles away can and will use their safe-havens to launch attacks against America.
— Liz Cheney (@Liz_Cheney) October 7, 2019
NEW: Mitch McConnell weighs in on Syria:
`A precipitous withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syria would only benefit Russia, Iran, and the Assad regime,' he says. pic.twitter.com/YTmoA1A4dz
— Laura Litvan (@LauraLitvan) October 7, 2019
If reports about US retreat in #Syria are accurate, the Trump administration has made a grave mistake that will have implications far beyond Syria.
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) October 7, 2019
No matter what President Trump is saying about his decision, it is EXACTLY what President Obama did in Iraq with even more disastrous consequences for our national security.
Unlike President Obama, I hope President Trump will reassess and take sound military advice.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 7, 2019
“We need to not think that it’s always the U.S.’ responsibility to fight every war and find every peace.” Paul urged, adding that “a couple of hundred people in Syria is simply a trip wire for a bigger war or for a calamity for our soldiers.”
“All these people got involved in this Syrian civil war. And to what end?” Paul asked.
“I mean, hundreds of thousands of people have died. Millions of people are displaced. So, once again, the idea of regime change in the Middle East — and this is what President Trump is so right about — regime change hasn’t worked. It’s led to more chaos.” the Senator further stated.
“It’s led to more chaos and the rise of ISIS came in the chaos of Hussein being toppled but also the chaos of Assad’s regime being made marginal and made fragile.” Paul continued.
“I think President Trump recognizes what President Reagan recognized — unfortunately too late, in Beirut. Leaving three or 400 people in an area that are vulnerable could lead to catastrophe, but also doesn’t really do anything to secure our national security.” Paul explained.
The Senator was following up on a tweet he fired out Monday declaring his support for Trump working to stop endless war.
I stand with @realDonaldTrump today as he once again fulfills his promises to stop our endless wars and have a true America First foreign policy.
— Senator Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 7, 2019
Trump issued a tweetstorm Monday defending his decision, saying “the Kurds fought with us,” and they “were paid massive amounts of money and equipment to do so.”
“I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home,” the president wrote.
“WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN,” he added.
Trump also vowed to “totally destroy and obliterate” Turkey’s economy if it wages missions considered “off limits” in the region.
Report: Trump To DeClassify Intel Claiming China Funded Attacks On US Troops
Report suggests that ‘non-state actors’ were financed by China to carry out ambushes on American soldiers
President Trump is set to declassify intelligence that claims the communist Chinese government funded attacks on US troops in Afghanistan, according to a report.
Senior administration officials have told Axios that Trump was briefed on the intelligence before Christmas by by national security adviser Robert O’Brien.
The report states that the intelligence has not been fully corroborated, but suggests that ‘non-state actors’ were financed by China to carry out ambushes on American soldiers, and that there are “PRC weapons illicitly flowing into Afghanistan.”
A source told Axios “The U.S. has evidence that the PRC [People’s Republic of China] attempted to finance attacks on American servicemen by Afghan non-state actors by offering financial incentives or ‘bounties'” and said the National Security Council “is coordinating a whole-of-government investigation.”
A senior official told Axios that “Like all first reports, we react with caution to initial reports” but “any intel reports relating to the safety of our forces we take very seriously.”
The sources also did not disclose if the ‘non state actors’ referred to in the intel were members of the Taliban or not.
There has not yet been any indication of when the suggested attacks occurred or of what scale they were, only that they occurred after late February when theUS made a deal with the Taliban.
The disclosure comes after Trump dismissed intelligence reports in the Summer claiming that Russia and Iran had paid Taliban fighters ‘bounties’ to kill US troops.
Back then, the media ran with the claims, which many saw as a way of attacking Trump.
Reports continue to surface of the Pentagon is refusing to give the Biden team national security briefings, meaning that they may not have detailed knowledge regarding the China intel.
The latest developments will fan flames of projections that China and the US are headed toward conflict.
Australian Senator Predicts U.S.- China War Within 5 Years
Expresses concern about America’s declining military.
Australian Senator Jim Molan warned that there could be a war between the U.S. and China within 5 years while expressing concern about America’s declining military abilities.
The politician, who is a former Australian Army Major-General, told Seven News, “We are likely in the next three to five years or in the next five to ten years to be involved in a war between China and the United States.”
Molan said that China had been “primed” for war for a long time and was proving it by being belligerent with its closest adversaries.
“They [China] are picking fights with their neighbors around the world and they have extraordinary military capability, not just in rockets and aircraft but in overall capability to do things,” said Molan.
While asserting that the Australian military has never been in a better position to defend itself against outside threats, Molan couldn’t say the same for America.
“In 1991, the US Navy was 600 warships strong. Now it’s less than 300,” he pointed out.
The Senator added that the war was not “inevitable” and could be avoided if all sides “prepare”.
Molan’s warning has been echoed by other prominent geopolitical experts, including Henry Kissinger, who last year cautioned that a catastrophic conflict between America and China that will be “worse than world wars” is inevitable unless the two sides sort out their differences.
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Report: Biden Considering Former Obama Hawk To ‘Fix Humanitarian Crises She Helped Create’
Less talk, more intervention
Reports suggest that Joe Biden is considering appointing former Obama official Samantha Power to lead USAID, the government’s relief agency, prompting critics to charge that she would be in charge of fixing humanitarian crises that she created in the first place.
Axios reported that Power’s appointment would “signal the Biden administration plans to revitalize foreign assistance and use it as an instrument of soft power and to achieve humanitarian goals”.
A rough translation could read “Interventionism” and “globalist dominance.”
Power, formally on Obama/Biden’s National Security Council and latterly the US envoy to the UN, oversaw the disastrous intervention Libya, working closely with Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice, who were Secretary of State and UN ambassador at the time.
And we all know how that turned out.
Power also strongly supported US intervention in Yemen and Syria under Obama.
Power recently wrote that in her opinion, Biden should “pursue foreign policy initiatives that can quickly highlight the return of American expertise and competence” and do so in a “highly visible” way.
For a translation of “expertise and competence” look up ‘interventionism’, and for an example of “highly visible”, see the afore mentioned meddling in Libya.
In the Foreign Affairs piece, Power wrote that “This means less rhetorical emphasis on the abstract cause of ‘the liberal international order’ and more practical demonstrations of the United States’ distinctive ability to deliver.”
In other words, less talk, more intervention.
The potential appointment follows a trend for Biden, who has so far signalled that he will bring back a military-industrial complex that Trump attempted to wipe away.
Biden’s foreign policy team vehemently supported every single disastrous military intervention over the past two decades:
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