Pentagon says securing Syrian oil fields is top priority

Pentagon says securing Syrian oil fields is top priority

The Pentagon emphasized Monday that US troops will secure oil fields in northeast Syria in the wake of ISIS leader’s death. ’The fundamental purpose of securing those oil fields is to deny those oil fields access to ISIS’, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Milley said. On Sunday, President Trump highlighted a potential energy market opportunity by tapping into Syrian oil.

michael zubas
michael zubas 4 months

Hah! At least they admit it outright nwoe, I'll give them that.

Star Alien
Star Alien 4 months

Empire is strong

SimonR 4 months

Stopping terrorists getting support or funding is an act of security, not empire. Pricks.

porcus 4 months

Uh, what? I don't think that is the proper use of American troops, *assuming* that this is just safeguarding those oil fields for the Syrian people.

Property 4 months

We won't protect the Kurds but we will protect oil. What the fuck

170K 4 months

What a fucking joke this was never about isis so sick of the bullshit

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 4 months

Imo, Trump should let the military handle the optics of securing the oil fields. Trump's off the cuff comment often do him a disservice and might put the US foreign policy in a bad light. As I read it, the US military is securing the oil fields for the Kurds. Maybe this was the compromise for 20 mile buffer with Turkey.

Sir_Kutz 4 months

All about that oil.

CoLpOeSnED 4 months

goddam, just let Syria do their thing

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