Nikki Haley: The Trump administration’s three goals before quitting Syria

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said Sunday that the Trump administration has three goals before pulling US troops out of Syria: To stop the use of chemical weapons, to totally defeat ISIS and to monitor the Iranians.  Interviewed on the Fox Sunday program, she stressed that the US has no intention of getting involved in the Syrian civil war and its troops would leave once those goals were achieved.

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19 thoughts on “ Nikki Haley: The Trump administration’s three goals before quitting Syria

  • Apr 15, 2018 @ 22:44 at 22:44
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    These are all good-sounding intentions: but hardly achievable…

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  • Apr 15, 2018 @ 23:27 at 23:27
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    Nikki is a woman, it follows that not only she is right, but also that the course of the history will bend towards what she just said. Beware ayatollahs, swift castration is near!

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  • Apr 15, 2018 @ 23:28 at 23:28
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    The hardest of all is containment of Iranian imperialism. This goal is also a new element in american political agenda and is probably a result of recent understanding with Israel and Saudi Arabia. ISIS is already defeated as a state. Ideas of ISIS will stay with us, however, for a long time, since these are the essence of Islam and cannot be defeated as long as Islam has followers. Chemical weapons capability of Syria is totally under american surveillance and can be annihilated on short notice.

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    • Apr 16, 2018 @ 13:49 at 13:49
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      Iranian Imperialism? Excuse me? Stop watching Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN and start informing yourself about the world out there. The problem indeed is imperialism, but of the US kind.

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  • Apr 15, 2018 @ 23:54 at 23:54
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    IOW, we will be there a loooong time.

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    • Apr 16, 2018 @ 0:23 at 0:23
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      Yes, but this is all about Sharia, the work of the Devil deeply encrusted in stupid minds since generations. It will take time. But there is no better alternative.

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 0:10 at 0:10
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    Containment is a tacit admission that Iran cannot be defeated but contained…in otherwords held in check. But for how long…tough situation.

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    • Apr 16, 2018 @ 0:18 at 0:18
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      First, the Iranian Army should get rid of ayatollahs, shot all Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and set the country on a democratic course. Then, spheres of influence could be discussed.

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 0:13 at 0:13
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    The Superpowers been fighting each other via proxies since the end of WW2 over influence, money, prestige, markets etc…the US needs to keep an eye on Russia & Iran, same reason they’re still in Afghanistan (here add the eye on China), they will not leave !

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 4:55 at 4:55
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    I am not sure these goals abide by international law

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 1:41 at 1:41
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      International Law is designed to protect evil- to hell with International Law- It is the law of the jungle out there. We represent kindness, justice and progress and Thank G-d we are the King of the jungle.

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 8:55 at 8:55
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    There is no diffrence between the ayatollas and the deep state that OWNS the US they are both ANTI CHRIST!!!!

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:35 at 10:35
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    Iran will be defeated from within, by its citizens. Like the russian empire a few decades ago. The best working containment is economic sanctions. Iranian economy is based on natural resources, its GDP (Gross national product) in american dollars is about 450 bln USD. This is very little money to manage imperial wars. For comparison this is like GDP of a 7-10 mln citizens strong well-off western country and some of gulf states. Israel has about 400 bln for 8.5 mln inhabitants. Iran has about 82 mln of very poor and declining population with fertility rate (1.6) well below sustainability level (2.1). The deteriorating standards of living influence internal iranian politics and may explode if not addressed correctly.
    Weak iranian economy based on commodities is vulnerable to sanctions.
    In the event of iranian aggression outside its borders (as interpreted by western allies), the West may renew economic sanctions with immediate crippling effect. EU 2018 is much less tolerant to excesses of Iran than EU 2015, and more inclined to cooperate with american anti iranian lobby.

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 16:25 at 16:25
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    “Monitor Iranians”? That could last a few decades then…the US is staying in Syria and will probably be involved in further skirmishes.

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  • Apr 16, 2018 @ 22:15 at 22:15
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    nonsense. USA should leave Syria as soon as possible. Syria should decompose. A totally artificial state created by the remnants of French imperialism. It will fall apart as soon as the US and Russia pull out. Iran will invade. Therefore the war with Iran is inevitable. America will have to contain Russia not to interfere before Israel will level Iran, bring it to the cave stage. It is not difficult to do if Russia is neutralized by the US.

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    • Apr 17, 2018 @ 3:56 at 3:56
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      I was thinking the opposite. Syria could well merge with Iraq. Together with Iran, they could form a blessed shia crescent right in Israel’s backyard. The irony of it. Instead of balkanization, we could see homogenization. Israel should have left Syria alone. They were only an enemy in name only. Assad would have never tried to reclaim the Golan.

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 3:15 at 3:15
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    Thank you for a mature comment MEF
    Not like some others on this site!

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  • Apr 17, 2018 @ 3:47 at 3:47
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    Whoever heard of a UN Ambassador making policy decisions like some sort of Augustus. Coming from the Punjab to the US, the success of learning how to use toilet paper and then to wash her hands must have gone to her hear. She has developed a Nero complex.

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