Skip to comments.Trump Admin Plots With Arab Allies to Expel ‘Every Last Iranian Boot From’ Syria
Posted on 01/11/2019 1:50:22 PM PST by Texas Fossil
MANAMA/BahrainThe Trump administration, via Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is beginning to build a coalition of Arab allies that will help the United States expel "every last Iranian boot" from Syria and ensure the Islamic Republic's march across the Middle East is stopped in its tracks, according to U.S. officials.
Pompeo arrived in Bahrain early Friday to hold the first of a series of meetings with Arab leaders in key gulf nations, including the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Oman. During this leg of Pompeo's weeklong trek across the region, the secretary of state will continue his behind-the-scenes efforts to rally Arab nations to ]confront Iran, according to updated information provided to the Washington Free Beacon by the State Department.
During private meetings with Bahraini King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa in his palace, Pompeo sought to obtain the country's support for a growing U.S.-Arab coalition aimed at "countering the Iranian regime's dangerous activities," according to the State Department, which previewed the second-half of Pompeo's trip to reporters here Friday afternoon.
The Trump administration is singularly focused on the Iranian threat and has blasted the rogue regime's malign activities in meetings and appearances both public/private since Pompeo arrived in the Middle East earlier this week.
U.S. officials accompanying Pompeo worked overtime to ensure Iran remained the center of attention during his visit amid much regional unease over the administration's decision to withdraw all 2,000 American forces from Syria, where the fight against ISIS is ongoing.
Questions about the administration's decision were given short shrift by Pompeo, who appeared more eager to discuss his effort to build a region-wide Arab coalition to counter Iran.
That agenda was driven home on Friday in Bahrain, as Pompeo met with the country's leaders and received a classified briefing from U.S. Central Command, which has a headquarters in Manama.
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Head fake by President Trump and it turns into a major movement.
It is definitely in the best interests of EVERYBODY in the Middle East to contain the territorial designs of BOTH Turkey and Iran, a most unfortunate axis of evil now forming. The command-and-control element of both national governments is most comparable to the madness that arose in Germany subsequent to the Great War of 1914-1918. Somebody is the scapegoat and they intend to eliminate that somebody with a widespread genocide.
If they cannot reach the Jews (who are certain to hit back in full force), they will for sure go after the Kurds, and whatever elements of Christianity that still exist in the Middle East.
We had the bastards encircled and ready to fall. Then the Magic Negro happened.
Absolutely. You are 100% correct.
I saw a hint of this in a comment yesterday from an old Egyptian friend. But it was not clear enough to see this coming. He knew then what was likely coming.
Its clear that Jared Kushner doent give a rats ass about our allies, the Kurds. And I find this DESPICABLE!
This is shaping up to be an incredible alliance.
This would explain why Trump wants our forces out of Syria.
Hopefully the force is so strong that the invasion planned will not happen at all. If it does now, we will support the end of it.
Yep. Looks well done so far.
If it’s 100% ARAB boys on the triggers then fine.
But NONE of our guys.
I see this as Israel’s baby, not ours.
Many Freepers tacitly approve our Iranian enemy by constantly whining about getting out of the middle East
They prefer the Mullahs to George W Bush
Agreed! This allows us to keep the straits of Hormuz open
Is neither a choice?
In new America, replacing Iranians, with Saudis, is considered a win. And the overall goal of overthrowing Assad is still the goal.
Meanwhile, we still need a wall and cannot put a man into space.
Kurds are overwhelmingly sunni moslem.
Kurds are overwhelmingly sunni moslem.
Yes, Im familiar with that. Your point?
The entanglement of Iranian interests in Syria is much more complicated than expelling every boot. It is financial, ethnic, religious, social.
Especially as long as Israel remains in the Golan, Syria is not going to cut ties with a longtime ally that has helped it fight ISIS and provides a counterweight to Israel and Turkey.
Getting ready for the fulfilment of Psalms 83 interesting
Notice that the Trump administration is “plotting”.
Not cooperating, planning, teaming, uniting, working together, forming an alliance...
It’s just another EVIL TRUMPIAN PLOT.
Boots or sandals?
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