Almost immediately after pulling out troops from Syria and pledging to “end the endless wars” and that it was “time for us to get out” of Middle East conflicts, President Trump got America in deeper.
Last Friday, he ordered some 3,000 additional U.S. troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia. The “official” reason for the troop surge was the drone attack on the Saudi refinery last month.
Blaming Iran for that attack despite not presenting any credible evidence, U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, called it “an act of war.”
Defense Secretary Mark Esper stated that the military move was a strategy for dealing with the “heightened threat” from Iran.
It should be noted, but long forgotten, it was reported that 15 of the 19 hijackers who brought down the World Trade Center and hit the Pentagon on 9/11 were Saudis.
The major reason cited by Saudi al-Qaeda for attacks, which killed close to 3,000 and injured over 6,000, was the presence of U.S. troops in their Holy Land.