US Mid-East commander: ISIS could resurge in Syria
US Central Command chief Gen. Joseph Votel said Tuesday that the fight against ISIS is not over and the mission has not changed. It could likely resurge in Syria with 6-12 months without US keeping up the pressure on them and could attack us to retaliate.
Gen. Votel was talking to the House Armed Services Committee. Asked whether President Trump had consulted him before announce the coming US troops withdrawal from Syria, the general said: I was not aware of the specific announcement.” Regarding Afghanistan, he noted that an early pullback and peace are in an early stage. US troops are still needed on the ground.
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Let us move to the new priority #1 which is the ayatollahs regime.
So ISIS will be around for 501 years?
No Captain that’s a typo. He meant “within 6 to 12 months”.
What he said basically, is that he had not even been consulted. I wish DEBKA would stop trying so hard to defend Trump. Looks terrible. Even if Trump changes his mind on this Syria deployment, and says so during the SOTU, I wouldn’t trust him to provide the correct time.
Exactly, Stephen. DJT may be great at home and at least recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel but everyone knows that he is impetuous and a potential wrecking ball to the carefully connected 200 US bases around the globe because his overall straegy for the US is isolationism. He puts America first and that is why he wants to pull out from NE Syria and does not care about the Kurds who won the war on the ground against the proxy of the former US administration, ISIS. He is more interested in going to war in Venezuela.
We also know from Ezekiel 38 and 39 that when the Russian coalition attacks Israel only Tarshish (UK) and her former colonies, plus Saudi Arabia, Yemen and the Gulf states will protest verbally, but not militarily. The US is no where to be seen in that prophecy, even though all the prophets were very accurate at describing coming empires using the symbolism of various kinds of beasts. So for crying in a bucket, Israel needs to prepare for the time the invasion happens, which will take place soon towards the end of the total destruction of Syria (Isaiah 17). See also Zechariah 2.
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