[Marxism] SDF: US withdrawal will leave military, political ‘vacuum’ in no

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Dec 21 08:09:10 MST 2018

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) issued a statement on 
Thursday criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw US 
forces from northeast Syria, warning the move will leave civilians “to 
the claws of enemy forces”.

“The decision to pull out will directly affect the efforts to fully rout 
the terrorist organization, and it will have dangerous repercussions 
that will affect the global stability and peace,” the SDF said in a 
statement, published online.

“It will also be disappointing to the people of the area for security 
and stability, as a pull out in such circumstances will lead to a 
condition of instability and insecurity, creating a political and 
military vacuum in the area, leaving the people to the claws of enemy 


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