[Marxism] [UCE] What lies behind Trump's troop withdrawal from Syria and what it means

Chris Slee chris_w_slee at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 20 23:20:45 MST 2018

Erdogan may well have influenced Trump, but he was not acting as a "messenger" for Putin.

Erdogan has always been hostile to Rojava and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.  He has always complained about US support for the Syrian Democratic Forces.

Trump is returning to the longstanding US policy of full support for the Turkish state against the Kurdish left.  There was a partial departure from this policy when the US began supporting the YPG against ISIS in 2014.  But it was only partial.  During this period the US and its allies continued to support  Turkey against the PKK.  They continued to ban the PKK as a "terrorist organisation".

Chris Slee
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The main reason for his withdrawal is that he got his marching orders from
his paymaster, Putin. As I had predicted last night on Facebook, these
orders apparently came through Erdogan, with whom he'd been on the phone
just a couple of days earlier. This decision not only means a new stage in
Syria, it threatens to force an all-out war by the mainstream of the US
capitalist class against Trump, who has shown once again that he is Putin's
agent. Even his closest foreign policy advisors - Bolton and Pompeo - are
adamantly against this withdrawal. Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is hinting at
raising Trump's links with and dependence on the Russian oligarchy.

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