Understand that Trump does not see Russia as a natural competitor. Thus dumping the problem right into Putin's Lap is an excellent exit strategy. It has certainly paid ample dividends with the Kurds leaping immediately into Assad's side and triggering a final cease fire with Turkey that looks to work.
Throw in the recent elimination of the two top leaders of ISIS and what is there not to like? claims have been made even that this whole exercise was to set those guys up.
Russia now has the task of curbing Ergoman and the Kurds and also rebuilding Assad. That sounds like all the costs and all the work. Way more important this puts the Russians in position to curb the mullahs as well. Better yet they have their own homegrown jihadis to keep their feet to the fire. go for it guys.
The USA can now focus on stabilizing the whole southern flank in confrontation to Iranian ambitions and to completely settle the whole Israeli enterprise as well.
Now we have to integrate NATO and RUSSIA to prepare for the Christian confrontation of Islam.
Did Trump Outsmart Putin With Syria Retreat?
Fri, 10/25/2019 - 12:10
Authored by Zev Chafets, op-ed via Bloomberg.com,