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Outgoing US envoy to Syria admits to lying to Trump in order to prevent withdrawal of US troops from Syria
Monday, November 16, 2020


Jihad Watch : Who elected this clown? Who gave him the authority to determine United States policy toward Syria? In Rating Americaā€™s Presidents, I discuss how Trump has been obstructed at every turn by a coterie of unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats who have arrogated power to themselves and represent the political, military, and media establishment. This oligarchy has decided to ignore the will of the people and rule the United States as its personal fiefdom, with a steady erosion of our constitutional freedoms. In the 2020 presidential election, it appears at this point that they have beaten back the challenge to their hegemony that Trump represented.

ā€œOutgoing Syria Envoy Admits Hiding US Troop Numbers; Praises Trumpā€™s Mideast Record,ā€ by Katie Bo Williams, DefenseOne, November 12, 2020: Four years after signing the now-infamous ā€œNever Trumpā€ letter condemning then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as a danger to America, retiring diplomat Jim Jeffrey is recommending that the incoming Biden administration stick with Trumpā€™s foreign policy in the Middle East.

But even as he praises the presidentā€™s support of what he describes as a successful ā€œrealpolitikā€ approach to the region, he acknowledges that his team routinely misled senior leaders about troop levels in Syria. ā€œWe were always playing shell games to not make clear to our leadership how many troops we had there,ā€ Jeffrey said in an interview. The actual number of troops in northeast Syria is ā€œa lot more thanā€ the roughly two hundred troops Trump initially agreed to leave there in 2019.

Trumpā€™s abruptly-announced withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria remains perhaps the single-most controversial foreign policy move during his first years in office, and for Jeffrey, ā€œthe most controversial thing in my fifty years in government.ā€ The order, first handed down in December 2018, led to the resignation of former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. It catapulted Jeffrey, then Trumpā€™s special envoy for Syria, into the role of special envoy in the counter-ISIS fight when it sparked the protest resignation of his predecessor, Brett McGurk.

For Jeffrey, the incident was far less cut-and-dry ā€” but it is ultimately a success story that ended with U.S. troops still operating in Syria, denying Russian and Syrian territorial gains and preventing ISIS remnants from reconstituting. In 2018 and again in October of 2019, when Trump repeated the withdrawal order, the president boasted that ISIS was ā€œdefeated.ā€ But each time, the president was convinced to leave a residual force in Syria and the fight continued.

ā€œWhat Syria withdrawal? There was never a Syria withdrawal,ā€ Jeffrey said. ā€œWhen the situation in northeast Syria had been fairly stable after we defeated ISIS, [Trump] was inclined to pull out. In each case, we then decided to come up with five better arguments for why we needed to stay. And we succeeded both times. Thatā€™s the story.ā€

Officially, Trump last year agreed to keep several hundred U.S. troops ā€” somewhere between 200 and 400, according to varying reports at the time ā€” stationed in northeast Syria to ā€œsecureā€ oil fields held by the United Statesā€™ Kurdish allies in the fight against ISIS. It is generally accepted that the actual number is now higher than that ā€” anonymous officials put the number at about 900 today ā€” but the precise figure is classified and remains unknown even, it appears, to members of Trumpā€™s administration keen to end the so-called ā€œforever wars.ā€ā€¦

The Syria withdrawal announcement was roundly condemned even by members of Trumpā€™s own administration as an abandonment of the SDF, which did the bulk of the on-the-ground fighting against ISIS. It is often held up by critics as the ultimate object lesson of the chaos ā€” and even cruelty ā€” of the Trump administration.

Jeffrey disputes the charge that the United States ā€œabandonedā€ its Kurdish allies to a Turkish onslaught. Although the United States gave the Kurds a military guarantee against Russian mercenaries operating in Syria, the Syrian government and ISIS, ā€œnobody in Washington ever gave the Kurds a military guarantee against Turkey,ā€ Jeffrey said. ā€œI cannot put my finger on it, [but] every Kurdish leader I know thinks that he or she was given such a guarantee by people in the field, and that had an impact on how they behaved including how they behaved vis-a-vis the Turks. So it was a very complicated political mess.ā€ā€¦

ā€œIf [U.S. allies in the Middle East] had to pick somebody else to come, it would be Joe Biden,ā€ Jeffrey said. ā€œI canā€™t predict how Joe Biden would act [but] of all of his decisions that I was involved in, and there were many, he is more of a transactional guy by his natureā€¦.

Asked how he would advise the Biden administration when it takes over his portfolio, Jeffrey said he would urge the President-elect to stay the course laid out by Trumpā€™s team.

Some things the Biden team may want to undo ā€” like the dismantling of the Iran nuclear deal ā€” he suggests may now be impossible. But above all, donā€™t attempt ā€œtransformation.ā€ Donā€™t try to ā€œturn Syria into Denmark.ā€ Stalemate is stability
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