"The Trump tweet kicked off quite the psyop"That 'tweet' spread like wildfire through the 5 eyes main and alternative media fueling the troll armies to further spread disinfo, such as the US withdrawing from Manbij, Syria.
Which, of course, they have not. US flag flies in Syria's Manbij despite pullout notice
|The Stars and Stripes fluttered above four US armoured vehicles driving through drizzle in the Syrian city of Manbij Sunday, each visibly carrying an armed soldier on lookout duty.|
WaPo: Syrian Withdrawal Plan Sounds Suspiciously Like a Plan to Stay on
"Well, there is one big but rather confusing reason. In Graham’s retelling, Trump’s plan to leave Syria sounds suspiciously like a plan to stay in Syria — one that could be extended indefinitely, too. Speaking to reporters Sunday, Graham described Trump’s Syria plan as a “pause situation” rather than a withdrawal.
The senator went into more detail in some tweets Sunday evening:
The President will make sure any withdrawal from Syria will be done in a fashion to ensure:
1) ISIS is permanently destroyed.
2) Iran doesn’t fill in the back end, and
3) our Kurdish allies are protected.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) December 30, 2018
Considering these three elements, a full withdrawal would not be possible in the immediate future.
When the Trump 'tweet' first broke recall what was written here in the relinked report below?
Friday, December 21, 2018- US Syrian Withdrawal- "You can check out anytime you like but you can never leave."
'Relax' said the night man,
'We are programmed to receive.
You can check out any time you like,
But you can never leave!'
How perfect is the Hotel California analogy for Trump's alleged troop withdrawal?
Is he going to "check out" but "never leave"?
At this time and for the foreseeable future the US troops are going nowhere.
Yaya got me thinking about how it was claimed the US left Iraq, but, they didn't. A topic covered quite a few years ago in the post linked below:
Of course the 2014 post should be read entirely. But in a nutshell.. All the military forces including contractors became diplomats. And the occupiers/occupation went away. Except they and it didn't really. It was just a sleight of hand. Smoke and mirrors. A rebrand. From military to diplomatic.
"State department figures show that some 17,000 personnel will be under the jurisdiction of the US ambassador. In addition, there are also consulates in Basra, *Mosul* and *Kirkuk*, which have been allocated more than 1,000 staff each.
Crucially, all these US staff, including military and security contractors, will have diplomatic immunity. Essentially, the Obama administration is reaping the political capital of withdrawing US troops while hedging the impact of the withdrawal with an increase in private security contractors working for a diplomatic mission unlike any other on the planet."