The House of Representatives voted in opposition to a bill that would call for the immediate withdrawal of U.S. troops stationed in Syria’s oil-rich region under the guise of fighting ISIS.
Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., introduced the bill that was sponsored by four other Republicans and attracted votes from The Squad’s Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Rashida Tlaib, all Democrats.
The bill was defeated 321-103, but got votes from 47 Republicans and 56 Democrats.
“There is no role for the United States of America in Syria,” Gaetz said, according to AntiWar.com. “We are not a Middle Eastern power. We have tried to build a democracy out of sand, blood, and Arab militias. Time and again, the work we do does not reduce chaos. Oftentimes, it causes chaos–the very chaos that then subsequently leads to terrorism. While today’s vote may have failed, my fight to end forever wars and bring our troops home has only just begun.”
Gaetz said he does not believe that “what stands between a caliphate and not a caliphate are the 900 Americans who have been sent to this hellscape with no definition of victory.”
Indeed, Robert Ford, the former Obama ambassador to Syria, called on American troops to come home in a letter to Congress. He said American forces have achieved success in degrading ISIS, but they have little chance of stopping recruitment, and, in the meantime, “have been regularly subject to attack by pro-Iranian militias allied to the Assad government.”
TRENDPOST: We mistakenly thought that the U.S. Congress was opposed to countries illegally entering other territories since the Ukraine War. Oh, that’s right… the rules don’t apply to Washington.
The Trends Journal has reported extensively on how the U.S. keeps strike teams in Syria to carry out missions against individuals identified by Washington as terrorists. (See “U.S. SAYS IT KILLED NEARLY 700 SUSPECTED ISIS MEMBERS IN IRAQ, SYRIA IN 2022” 10 Jan 2023, “ILLEGALLY IN SYRIA, U.S. CONDEMNS ROCKET ATTACK ON ITS SYRIAN BASE” 29 Nov 2022, and “U.S. SOLDIERS INJURED AFTER BASE SHELLED IN SYRIA, WHY ARE THESE TROOPS STILL THERE?” 12 Apr 2022.)
There are about 900 troops still in the country.
Mao Ning, a spokeswoman from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, urged the U.S. to pull out of the country and said the years-long military operation has resulted in the deaths of a large number of innocent civilians and created a serious humanitarian disaster, The Global Times reported. At least 350,000 people have lost their lives, and 14 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance, the Chinese paper reported.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: As Gerald Celente has been stating since America’s illegal invasion of Iraq, based on lies that Saddam Hussain had weapons of mass destruction, “Do you think America would invade if Iraq’s major export was broccoli?” The same with Syria and Libya… it’s all about oil and U.S. domination.
The United States has no right to be in Syria, a foreign nation that is no threat and has made no threats to America.
It also should be noted the initial reason given for U.S. military presence in Syria was not fighting ISIS, but rather President Barack Obama, The Nobel Peace Prize winner, demanded that its president, Bashar al-Assad, had to go.
Yet, the American media and the public join against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, while they champion Washington’s foreign entanglements.