Did we call this Syria stuff or what!? I mean come on… Who would have ever thought this would happen, especially with the multi-decade pattern we have held in the Middle East? We did!
The Pentagon just released a report showing that ISIS has rebuilt in Syria. After drawing down US troops and allowing Turkey to come into Syria, ISIS was able to use the gaps between Russia and Syrian Democratic Forces coming into the picture, to rebuild. Even with Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi out of the picture, reports are showing the terrorist organization is steadily taking hold.
The report, which was only supposed to cover the quarter of July-September, reviewed October as well because of the amount of “action” that happened in the region. Because of the draw downs in the region, the US was not able to assist the SDF. The SDF was already thin in the area because it was guarding refugee camps and providing security instead of mainly focusing on the fight against ISIS.
So are we surprised this happened? Obviously not. We mentioned multiple times on the live shows and as we reviewed the events taking place this would happen. As it has continued to happen all across the Middle East through the last decades we have had a presence there. We occupy an area, get it moderately safe, have to ‘draw down’ or leave completely and utter chaos comes right back in.
Case in point- Mosul. We had a very good stronghold on Mosul when we left too soon with too little and look what happened. So what should we do next? Should we go back in and defend our honor with the Kurds and moderately attempt to save face? Do we just say fuck it and only continue to maintain the minor presence we have?
What’s next for Syria? Is an immediate resolution possible? Drop a comment and tell us what you think!